Dorm Room Fund-Backed Skillbridge Is A Freelance Marketplace For High-End Professional Services

A startup called Skillbridge is trying to create a new kind of marketplace for freelance work – not for the programming and writing jobs that you’d find on a site like Elance, but for strategy, finance, marketing and other professional services. The company is announcing today that it has been backed by First Round Capital’s … Continue reading

A Year In The Making, Machine Zone Launches Game of War, An Impressively Large MMO For iOS

While iOS games started out as either simple physics or casual simulation titles when the platform launched about five years ago, the bar has gotten steadily higher and more hard-core. Midcore studios like Kabam started to rise in prominence. Now the iOS platform might be seeing is most hardcore title to date – a very, … Continue reading

Healthcare Crowdfunding Platform Watsi Grabs $1.2M From Tencent, Paul Graham, Vinod Khosla, Ron Conway And More

At TechCrunch Disrupt NYC back in April, former Facebook exec-turned-venture capitalist, Chamath Palihapitiya delivered a deflating critique of the tech industry – in particular, the quality of its startups. Had he been issuing a report card, the Tech World would have gotten an “F,” with an extra side of “shame.” His frustration seemed to emanate … Continue reading

Canary Shatters Its Indiegogo Funding Goal For Its Smart, Dead-Simple Home Monitors

There are some 90 million homes in the U.S. without any security system whatsoever. Many of them are renters who don’t want to invest heavily in a place they don’t own, among hundreds of thousands of home owners who are simply priced out. There has never been a convenient, all-in-one system that could offer home … Continue reading

Y Combinator-Backed Lob Debuts A Cloud Printing & Shipping Service For Developers

Want to build your own Postagram? You could with Lob, a new developer API for integrating printing and shipping services into applications that’s officially opening its doors today. The company makes it possible for a business to implement a programmatic means of printing, packaging, and shipping items on demand, including things like business cards, photos, … Continue reading

Hong Kong Incubator NEST Launches An Equity Crowdfunding Platform For Startups

Nod Gesture Control Ring Is Designed For Continual Wear, Starts Selling Today For $149

Real Estate Crowdfunding Startup Realty Mogul Raises $9M

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All-Terrain Vehicle Startup Tomcar Australia Starts Accepting Bitcoin

Tomcar Australia, a Melbourne-based startup that sells original off-road vehicles and equipment online, is now accepting Bitcoin payments in a move that it hopes will make international transactions easier. Bitcoin transactions will go through CoinJar’s payment gateway. David Brim, the co-founder and CEO of Tomcar Australia (which is not related to the American company Tomcar), … Continue reading

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