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Samsung Launches Samsung Pay In The U.S.

Today at Samsung’s Unpacked 2015 event, the company announced that its mobile payment feature, Samsung Pay, is launching in the U.S. in September. In many ways, Samsung Pay works like Apple Pay. It lets seamlessly pay with your phone, and it should be very easy for merchants to add Samsung ...

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The Promise Of 5G

The evolution of personal communication has fundamentally altered the everyday lives of most people on our planet. Armed with a smartphone connected to a seemingly infinite ocean of information, entertainment and applications, many of us cannot remember a time when we weren’t dependent on our mobile devices and networks for ...

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Bar Roulette Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

The premise is simple: tap a button, get into an Uber and have no idea where you’re going. Actually, that sounds like a really awful nightmare I had once. Bar Roulette is a fun mashup built by Tyler Swartz during a hackathon that takes advantage of Uber’s API. It chooses a ...

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Navigating The New Waters Of Fundraising

As a VC that has been in the industry for 15 years, I have watched many trends come and go. For the first few years of my career, my colleagues and I spent most of our time sourcing these trends and then incubating new innovation right here in Silicon Valley in the ...

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No-Fee, Stock-Trading App Robinhood Is Now On Android

Zero-fee, stock-trading app Robinhood is now on Android. The app launched on iOS late last year and has grown to “hundreds of thousands of customers” and made over $1 billion in trades on the platform, according to the startup. Robinhood estimates it has already saved those on the iOS platform more than $22 million ...

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Facebook’s Parse Open-Sources All Of Its SDKs

 Parse, the backend platform for apps Facebook acquired back in 2013, today announced that it will open source all of its software development kits (SDKs). The Parse SDKs for iOS, Android and OS X are available on GitHub now, and the service’s other SDKs for the likes of Windows Phone, ...

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