Uber, SnapCar And Others May Not Be Able To Use Geolocation In France

8493583277_3360dc45ac_b Thomas Thévenoud had an impossible job — he was the member of the Assemblée Nationale in charge of finding an agreement between urban transportation startups and taxi unions in France. He just announced his report to those companies, and it will become a law in the coming weeks. But some of the 30 points are highly controversial. For example, Uber, Chauffeur-Privé, LeCab and others… Read More

Lytro Founded A Movement, But The Illum Camera Isn’t Where That Movement Is Headed

Lytro_Illum_01 Lytro’s new Illum camera is the company’s second take at hardware, and by all accounts a significant improvement over the original light-field camera. It offers all the same post-capture focus changing abilities, and the more recently introduced perspective shifting features, but in a package that resembled a more traditional DSLR (albeit with a fixed lens) and higher resolution… Read More

Whisper CEO Michael Heyward To Join Us At Disrupt NY 2014

415336v4-max-250x250 Together with co-founder Brad Brooks, Michael Heyward created Whisper, an app for iOS and Android that lets users anonymously share their thoughts and feelings with the world around them. We’re excited to announce that Heyward will be joining us on-stage at Disrupt NY 2014, where he’ll talk about the future of Whisper and other anonymous social sharing apps. Read More

After Cyberbullying Scandal, Anonymous Social App Yik Yak Raises $1.5 Million

Yik-Yak-app Anonymous social networking apps are having a moment. Following the notable funding rounds for apps like Secret ($8.6 million) and Whisper ($21 million!), newcomer Yik Yak is today announcing a small amount of outside investment, too. In its case, the company has raised $1.5 million in seed funding for its “hyper-local” chatting app, which controversially grew popular with school… Read More