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Pivot to Software: Drone Maker CyPhy Rebrands, Seeks Airborne A.I

PIVOT TO SOFTWARE: DRONE MAKER CYPHY REBRANDS, SEEKS AIRBORNE A.I

The hardware business isn't cutting it for CyPhy Works, a maker of tethered drones for everything from military uses to disaster response...

 
 
 
Austin's Localeur, Millennial-Focused Travel Startup, Hits 100 Cities

AUSTIN'S LOCALEUR, MILLENNIAL-FOCUSED TRAVEL STARTUP, HITS 100 CITIES

Austin -Localeur, a travel recommendation startup , is celebrating its fifth anniversary by announcing its 100th city. The Austin startup...

Goods Unite Us Raises $500K to Track Corporate Political Leanings

GOODS UNITE US RAISES $500K TO TRACK CORPORATE POLITICAL LEANINGS

Goods Unite Us , a Madison, WI-based startup seeking to inform shoppers about the political leanings of corporations they purchase...

 
 
 
Identity as Security Key: Akamai Buys Online Access Firm Janrain

IDENTITY AS SECURITY KEY: AKAMAI BUYS ONLINE ACCESS FIRM JANRAIN

It's an online security concern perhaps best distilled in a popular 1993 comic from The New Yorker magazine. “On the Internet, nobody...

 
 
 
Tidelift's “Netflix for Open-Source Software” Model Gets $25M Boost

TIDELIFT'S “NETFLIX FOR OPEN-SOURCE SOFTWARE” MODEL GETS $25M BOOST

Tidelift, a startup trying to solve some of the open-source software industry's problems around compensation and security, said it...

Wayfair's Steve Conine on the Amazon Threat, Adopting A.I. & More

WAYFAIR'S STEVE CONINE ON THE AMAZON THREAT, ADOPTING A.I. & MORE

The prospect of Amazon putting your business in its crosshairs is enough to give any executive some sleepless nights. Wayfair co-founder...

 
 
 
Endeavor Robotics Sues Rival QinetiQ Over Stair-Climbing Patents

ENDEAVOR ROBOTICS SUES RIVAL QINETIQ OVER STAIR-CLIMBING PATENTS

Endeavor Robotics is suing QinetiQ, its lone competitor in a heated competition for a $429 million defense contract, for using two...

 
 
 
Joann to Install Glowforge 3D Printers, Helping Grandma Go High-Tech

JOANN TO INSTALL GLOWFORGE 3D PRINTERS, HELPING GRANDMA GO HIGH-TECH

Arts and crafts shops aren't typically thought of as cutting-edge retail environments. But one chain of sewing and hobby supplies stores,...

 
 
 
From Google to Gates: Malta Targets Power Storage With Molten Salt

FROM GOOGLE TO GATES: MALTA TARGETS POWER STORAGE WITH MOLTEN SALT

A new and unconventional power storage startup is preaching the gospel of salt and antifreeze as the long-sought answer to how to bottle...

 
 
 
RightHand Robotics Adds $23M to Scale Up Its Warehouse Tech

RIGHTHAND ROBOTICS ADDS $23M TO SCALE UP ITS WAREHOUSE TECH

Warehouses run entirely by robots may not be waiting on the horizon, but that-and much more-remains a goal for Somerville, MA-based...

RightHand Robotics Adds $23M to Scale Up Its Warehouse Tech

RIGHTHAND ROBOTICS ADDS $23M TO SCALE UP ITS WAREHOUSE TECH

Warehouses run entirely by robots may not be waiting on the horizon, but that-and much more-remains a goal for Somerville, MA-based...

 
 
 
24M, Reeling In $22M, Thinks It Has the Next Great Battery

24M, REELING IN $22M, THINKS IT HAS THE NEXT GREAT BATTERY

It turns out we might have been making lithium-ion batteries all wrong this whole time. That's at least what Cambridge, MA-based battery...

Emotional Intelligence Startup Cogito Spins Out Mental Health Unit

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE STARTUP COGITO SPINS OUT MENTAL HEALTH UNIT

Cogito, the A.I. startup that wrings emotional intelligence cues out of the human voice, is training its focus on call centers and...