Can Real-Time Data Give Your Site an Edge?

Data is having a moment. Analytics are sexier than ever before, and metrics are drive decision-making and thus, boosting revenue. Not surprisingly, there are lots of data tools out there to parse your referral traffic, pageviews, time on page and more. But some people need Read More …

Nestio Is a Matchmaker for Renters and Landlords

Apartment-hunting is a headache. The multiple viewings, the countless landlords and the never-ending “What if?” questions … it’s a lot to take in. Caren Maio wants to make the process easier. Two years ago, she launched Nestio, an all-in-one organization platform for both renters and Read More …

Social and Mobile Data: A Marriage Made in Marketing Heaven

With every Facebook “Like” and public check-in to Foursquare, consumers contribute to a widening pool of social data — data marketers are beginning to capitalize on with more targeted and contextually relevant advertising. Nihal Mehta, CEO and co-founder of LocalResponse, recognized this opportunity early. A Read More …

How Microsoft Re-Invented Office for Touch, Social and the Cloud

In tech, apps come and go. Anyone working in publishing in the 1990s and early 2000s saw Aldus PageMaker give way to QuarkXPress, which eventually ceded to Adobe InDesign. No matter how good any app may be at a given time, technology doesn’t stop advancing, Read More …

What’s So Great About the Pebble Smartphone Watch?

We would wear our smartphones on our bodies if we could — now Pebble makes that possible. Pebble is a watch that syncs to your iPhone or Android and makes your smartphone more accessible by being on your wrist. The promo video on the group’s Read More …

Asana: The ‘Tesla of Productivity Tools’

Quick poll: How much of your time do you spend writing and responding to emails to find out if certain action items are actually getting done? Odds are, a lot. Technology enables us to collaborate with those across the office and across the world, but Read More …

Cybercrime and the Future of the URL

For more than a decade, Verisign, Inc. — the registry operator for .com, .net and other top-level domains (TLDs) — has been connecting people to the websites that shape the world. This means every time you type a .com or .net web address into your Read More …

Adaptive Learning: Why Your Kids Will Be Smarter Than You

“Education is a big problem,” says Knewton CEO Jose Ferreira. He’s spent his whole life in the education space, starting at Kaplan in 1991. He tried to bring adaptive learning to Kaplan in 1993, but it was hard to do so in a brick-and-mortar situation, Read More …

BeauCoo Wants Women to Shop Off Each Other, Not Models

Shopping for clothing online or from a catalog can be difficult, not least because the vast majority of women have bodies nothing like the models featured therein. A look styled on a size 2 body may not reproduce itself as wonderfully on a size 10, Read More …

Memoto’s Wearable Camera Auto-Captures Your Memories

With new technology often comes trepidation — people ask, do we really need this, and what’s the worst case scenario? From the printing press to the radio and, of course, the Internet, skeptics find a way to spread tall tales of impending doom. But the Read More …