The partnership centers around using bioprinted tissue to discover new drugs. The announcement comes ahead of Organovo’s commercial launch later this year. Read more »
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During Facebook’s earnings call yesterday it seemed like things couldn’t get any better for the company, with both revenue and engagement growing rapidly. But this morning, the company one upped itself again, hitting the highest stock price on record since going public. Read more »
Calling all rockstar energy entrepreneurs. There’s a kick@ss opportunity for five of you. Read more »
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The social scrapbook and visual discovery site, which processes about a petabyte of data daily, uses the Hadoop-as-a-service startup Qubole to handle Hadoop jobs and Puppet for its data processing configuration. Read more »
Oculus’ second-generation developer kits for its virtual reality headset are now shipping, according to emails sent to developers last night. The news first surfaced on a Reddit thread before being picked up by Road to VR. Oculus community manager Andres Hernandez confirmed the shipments in the Reddit thread under the name cybereality: “We’ve started and it’s the real deal.” Oculus plans to ship 10,000 DK2 units in July, though as of April it had sold 25,000 headsets.
LoopPay’s digital credit card has attracted the attention of credit card titan Visa, which may be just be looking for alternatives to plastic. LoopPay said on Thursday that Visa has made a strategic investment in the company of an undisclosed sum. LoopPay makes programmable keychain fobs and iPhone sleeves capable of generating a magnetic field that emulates the magnetic stripe on a credit or debit card. And point-of-sale terminal that can read it. GE’s financial arm has also made an investment in Loop, and last year the Boston startup raised at $10 million Series A round.
The mobile-payment industry is forecasted to account for as much as $1 trillion in global transactions by 2015. Mobile applications are becoming the new website. If you don’t have one available, you are missing a major market. Mobile adoption has accelerated like never before. Read more »
A year after launch, Chromecast streaming sticks have been used 400 million times to cast media to TVs. But the bigger story is that Chromecast is starting to change our concept of a TV itself. Read more »
What should we do about the growing number of camera-equipped drones flying through U.S. neighborhoods? President Obama is developing some ideas. Read more »