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Peter Burrows / Fast Company:
How Doppler Labs, a failed startup that demoed an in-ear computer in 2016, may have influenced development of similar technologies at Amazon, Apple, and Google   —  In October 2016, an impressive group of tech industry royalty took the time to get a demonstration of a product from a startup called Doppler Labs.
Aug 4, 2018, 4:25 PMIn context
Ainsley Harris / Fast Company:
Adaptive learning company DreamBox, which makes tools to help students learn math, raises $130M from TPG's The Rise Fund   —  Dreambox is now one of the best-funded startups in education-and its CEO is leading the way for black women looking to raise private dollars
Jul 31, 2018, 2:15 PMIn context
Ainsley Harris / Fast Company:
RaiseMe, a San Francisco-based startup that uses micro-scholarships to motivate students, raises $15M Series B to support expansion into community colleges   —  For many high school students, it's hard to feel motivated by the connection between getting an “A” in trigonometry and getting into college.
Jul 30, 2018, 8:40 AMIn context
Jared Newman / Fast Company:
Amazon announces Alexa Cast, a new feature that lets users control tracks playing on Alexa-enabled speakers from the Amazon Music app on a phone   —  Listening to Amazon Music on Echo speakers just got easier with a new feature called Alexa Cast.  While using Amazon Music on a phone or tablet …
Jul 26, 2018, 12:30 PMIn context
Scott Porch / Fast Company:
How Comcast is moving beyond the set top box as it rolls out its Xfinity X1 interface on smart TVs, starting with betas on Roku TV and some Samsung TVs   —  If you'd like to use the interface on Comcast's Xfinity X1 set-top box—and you should, it's fantastic—but aren't so sure about the box itself, stay tuned.
Jul 20, 2018, 1:05 PMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Slack announces improvements to search, including a new UI, filters, personalized search, and more   —  For years, organizations have been pouring essential knowledge into Slack.  Getting it back out again wasn't all that easy—until now.  —  Five years ago, Slack was an unknown business …
Jul 10, 2018, 12:30 PMIn context
Scott Porch / Fast Company:
A look at the efforts of podcast platforms like Stitcher and Castbox to supplement their free ad supported offerings with premium content   —  Your favorite free podcast probably won't charge you anytime soon.  But CastBox's premium-content platform is among the new ways podcasters are getting paid.
Jun 30, 2018, 10:00 PMIn context
Pavithra Mohan / Fast Company:
Etsy says it will increase transaction fees charged to sellers from 3.5% to 5% in mid-July and spend the extra revenue on marketing   —  A year into Josh Silverman's tenure as CEO, Etsy is on the mend.  The online marketplace finally crossed $1 billion in sales during the last quarter of 2017 …
Jun 14, 2018, 10:35 AMIn context
Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
Source: Apple Watch to get touch-sensitive solid-state buttons that use Taptic Engine to simulate clicks this or next year, buttons may act as health sensors   —  The Apple Watch will be getting solid state buttons that don't move up and down but rather sense the touch of a finger …
Jun 8, 2018, 6:40 PMIn context
Yasmin Gagne / Fast Company:
eBay launches Interests, personalized product recommendations that cut across shopping categories, using big data and a questionnaire   —  eBay, says Bradford Shellhamer, the company's head of engagement, wants to be the “heavy metal-loving, yogi, OSU fan's favorite store.”  It also wants to be yours.
May 17, 2018, 9:15 AMIn context

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