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A Little Startup Called Cruise From The Socialcam, Twitch Founders Is Tackling Self-Driving Cars Tooview story

http://techcrunch.com –  From mobile-social video apps to self-driving cars? Kyle Vogt, one of the founders behind Justin.tv, Socialcam and Twitch, is getting back to his undergraduate research roots in autonomous vehicles with a new self-driving car startup called Cruise. He’s recruited a team of engineers and roboticists from MIT. Read More (IT news)

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Invention Machine Quirky Spins Out “Wink,” A New Business Focused On The Connected Homeview story

http://techcrunch.com –  New York-based “invention machine” Quirky, a company which turns crowdsourced ideas into real-world products you can buy like this popular flexible power strip, these connected milk jugs and egg cartons, and even app-connected air conditioners built in partnership with GE, is now venturing further into the “smart home” space with the spin-out of a separate company&#82 (IT news)

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BrightSky Labs Will Make It Easy To Share Videos From Your GoProview story

http://techcrunch.com –  BrightSky Labs wants to liberate the videos that people shoot with their GoPros, and make it easier to find and share on all your favorite social networks. The company is in the early stages of building a mobile app that connects directly to a GoPro via Wi-Fi and allows users to scan the video they’re shooting (or just shot), as well as all other videos that are stored on the camera. (IT news)

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Patreon Raises $15 Million Series A, Revamps Site To Focus More On Contentview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Patreon, a subscription-based funding site for artists, has just raised $15 million in a Series A from Alexis Ohanian, Sam Altman, David Marcus, Joshua Reeves and a bevy of other tech entrepreneurs. There were 17 angel investors and VCs in all who contributed to this series, with Danny Rimer of Index Ventures leading the round. (IT news)

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Google I/O 2014 Preview: The Developer Conference Has A Design And Wearables Focus This Yearview story

http://techcrunch.com –  If you’re gearing up for Google’s big annual developer event this year, you might be wondering what the company will be doing with its full two-day event, which kicks off Wednesday. Google’s focus this year is expanding to include more information and value for the gamut of app and software makers. (IT news)

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Microsoft More Than Doubles OneDrive’s Free Cloud Storage To 15 Gigabytesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Continuing the trend towards free, unlimited cloud storage, Microsoft this morning increased the amount of capacity that it offers free to regular users of its OneDrive service to 15 gigabytes, more than double its previous offering of 7 gigabytes. The company will also now offer a full terabyte of storage to all Office 365 customers. (IT news)

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Investment Trading And Tracking Tool Scivantage Raises $20 Millionview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Financial services tools are so hot right now, and capitalizing on that heat has earned the startup company Scivantage another $20 million in primarily debt financing. The Jersey City, N.J.-based company sells software to manage and monitor investment trades, something that allows anyone from a mom-and-pop retail-focused investor (these actually are pretty much just fiction) to some of the&# (IT news)

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Mozilla Launches Built-In HTML5 App Development Environment For Firefoxview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Starting today, Firefox users on the Nightly release channel can begin testing WebIDE, a development environment for HTML5 apps that is now built right into the browser. If you have been following Firefox long enough, chances are you remember a somewhat similar project called Bespin. That, too, was an effort to build a code editor right into the browser. (IT news)

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Wearables: Samsung to Debut Android Wear Smartphoneview story

http://thevarguy.com – Samsung will showcase a new Gear smartwatch based on Google’s (GOOG) Android Wear platform next week at the Google I/O 2014 developer conference in San Francisco, according to a CNET report. Content Classification:  Curated read more (IT news)

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Canonical Designers Update Ubuntu Linux Websiteview story

http://thevarguy.com – Ubuntu.com, the website of Canonical's Linux-based operating system for PCs, servers, the cloud and (maybe soon) mobile devices, has received a series of subtle but significant upgrades recently, and more are on the way. (IT news)

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Box in Talks for $100 Equity Investment Ahead of IPOview story

http://thevarguy.com – Cloud storage startup Box, which backed away from its much-anticipated IPO in early May over eroding market conditions, may be back on track for a public offering in late July or August if it can land a reported $100 million capital infusion from private-equity firm TPG, according to new reports. Content Classification:  Curated read more (IT news)

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Google Nest's $555 Million Buys Dropcam for Home Securityview story

http://thevarguy.com – As expected, Google’s (GOOG) Nest smart home unit has plunked some $555 million for Dropcam, the 5-year-old startup maker of cloud-based video devices that enable users to monitor activities around their home from any location. Content Classification:  Curated read more (IT news)