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EnergyElephant Wants To Help Every Business Save Money On Their Energy Bill

elephant Today at the TechCrunch Disrupt London Startup Battlefield, EnergyElephant presented its “energy analysis” service to a crowded hall of investors, developers and entrepreneurs.
The startup, bootstrapped to date, takes in a company’s energy use information — a bill, in other words — and then provides analysis that it expects the customer to leverage into savings. Read More

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Emotech Is Building Olly, A Robot Assistant With Personality

Olly A robot with a unique personality might sound like an oxymoron. Or science fiction. But that’s the goal of London-based startup Emotech, launching on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 today, with a plan to crowdfund its first product, a voice-controlled robot assistant called Olly, early next year. Read More

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Qwertycards Is A Wallet-Sized Card That Generates Secure Passwords

Screen Shot 2015-12-07 at 12.10.22 PM Do you still use one generic password to login across multiple websites? Even though it’s a pretty awful habit, you’re probably not alone. Most of of us now have hundreds of accounts for different sites across the internet. That means unless you use a password manager, its practically impossible to remember a unique password for each site. Here’s another solution for… Read More

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Bounty Is An App That Connects Smartphone Users With Nearby Gigs

twentify (3 of 6) An Istanbul-based startup called Twentify took the stage this afternoon at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 to talk about their gig-finding app Bounty, which helps people find nearby small jobs they can do for extra cash. As the winner of the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Alley Wild Card position, the co-founders only had a few hours notice to prepare their presentation before today’s… Read More

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Google Turns On Safe Browsing In Chrome For Android

mobile-malware Google’s Safe Browsing technology is now enabled by default on Android to protect mobile Chrome users from accessing phishing sites and web pages that harbor malware. Until now, Safe Browsing was only available to desktop users, as well as for Chrome users on Android who turned on Google’s optional data compression service. Read More

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Mainframe Combines The Best Of Slack And Email

mainframe (4 of 5) History has shown that you can’t topple email. The legacy technology invented in the early days of the net is too entrenched to be abandoned. But newer startups have found a way to at least move some communication outside of email, such as with team collaboration platforms like Yammer or Slack. Read More

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Software Eats Software Development As Andreessen Invests $10M In App Outsourcer Gigster

Gigster Hackers Send Gigster your app idea and it sends you back that app. No coding. No hiring. No wrangling freelancers. Just a fundamental shift in how software gets built. That’s why Andreessen Horowitz has led a new $10 million Series A for Gigster just 18 weeks after its launch.  The lauded venture firm was impressed with Gigster’s artificial intelligence engine. It converts a… Read More

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Miss YouTube Video Responses? Vessel Brings Them Back With Launch Of “Threads”

download (4) Vessel, the video subscription service led by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and former Hulu CTO Richard Tom, is expanding in a new direction with the launch of a feature called “Threads,” designed to encourage more social interaction between video creators and viewers. The idea, the company explains, is to allow creators to interact with fans by asking them questions, encourage… Read More

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Patriots Practice In VR, 10K Google Cardboard Viewers Being Given Away At Gillette Stadium

Screen Shot 2015-12-06 at 8.22.06 AM The Google Cardboard team has teamed up with Bank Of America and Visa to bring a new VR experience to Android and iOS. The subject is the New England Patriots and you’ll be able to immerse yourself in a practice they participate in. To go along with the new experience, 10,000 customized Cardboard viewers are being handed out to fans at Gillette Stadium. This is yet another Cardboard… Read More

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