Monday, October 23, 2017

Countingup, a startup from founder of Clear Books, raises ​$750K to merge banking and accounting

 Countingup, a new fintech startup from Tim Fouracre, who previously founded cloud accounting software Clear Books, wants to simplify the life of sole traders by reinventing the business bank account. Specifically, Fouracre’s vision is that for one-person enterprises, business banking and accounting software should be merged so that book keeping and filing accounts can be automated. Read More

SoFi held acquisition talks with Charles Schwab

 SoFi, the online lending giant, held conversations with Charles Schwab about a potential acquisition by the brokerage firm, according to a source with knowledge of the discussions. The M&A talks were first reported by the Financial Times and were said to take place earlier this year. In addition to Charles Schwab, the FT reported that there were discussions with several other unnamed… Read More

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Apple, Samsung to face off at another patent damages trial - CNET

Judge Lucy Koh also details how to determine what "article of manufacture" actually infringed.
By: CNET

Essential Phone is now a more reasonable $499 - CNET

The phone is now $200 cheaper, with the company saying it chose the price drop over spending money on marketing.
By: CNET

Unboxing Stitchfix’s S-1

 When Zuiily went public in 2013, it sparked a resurgence of interest in an otherwise lagging e-commerce market. Quickly trading up to reach an $8B market cap — valuing the company at over 10 times revenues — Zulily became the poster child of the flash sales boom. Over the ensuing months and years, concepts such as curated commerce, conversational commerce, flash sales,… Read More

#10: Brookstone Keychain Projector

Brookstone Keychain
Brookstone Keychain Projector
by Brookstone
3.2 out of 5 stars(15)

Buy new: $99.99 $14.99
4 used & new from $14.99

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By: Amazon

Winnow raises further $7.4M for its smart kitchen tech that reduces commercial food waste

 Winnow, the U.K. startup that has developed smart kitchen tech to help commercial kitchens reduce food waste, continues to be on a roll. It counts the likes of IKEA, Compass Group, and AccorHotels as customers, and estimates its 600-plus clients are saving 4,300 tonnes of food waste annually through the use of the Winnow system. Read More

Essential Phone gets a $200 price drop, existing customers get credit

 Essential has an offer that’s honestly very hard to refuse: The price of the Essential Phone (PH-1, going by technical model number), is now $200 cheaper, so $499 off-contract and unlocked. That’s an amazing price for their debut smartphone, which remains my favorite in terms of straight up industrial design (and it has one of the best color-tuned displays in devices right now in… Read More

Defensible strategies for food tech entrepreneurs facing the Amazon juggernaut

 Ever since Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods became official in August, food tech entrepreneurs have been holding their collective breath in anticipation of what comes next. First prices dropped; now, apparently, they’re on the rise. Without knowing Bezos’ ultimate vision for an Amazon-owned Whole Foods, food tech companies must decide whether and how to compete. I offer… Read More

Oliver Cabell raises $1.2 million to slip into the shoe business

 Oliver Cabell, a Los Angeles-based startup selling bags and other accessories, has raised $1.2 million to slip into the shoe business. The company’s high end canvas and leather bags caused a bit of a stir around TechCrunch’s offices a few years ago (we were too busy using the bags to review them) — and now the company’s ready to try on footwear to see how the new… Read More