Their so-called “motion books” are basically comics enhanced with reach media, like animation, sound effects and music. The company launched in 2012 with a series of original titles including famous Watchmen-artist Dave Gibbons.
An interesting Startup @TechCrunch Disrupt: Import.io is a new kind of service pulling relevant data from web sites and turning them into spreadsheets. It minimizes the considerable amount of manual work needed up today for this kind of data retrieval and integration service.
Allowing seamless transactions of cash out of a bank account into the cloud, Bitcoin has become an interesting solution for economies under pressure. Bitcoin downloads now have risen from 1% to 3% of the whole in Argentina and interest is remaining high.
The leader in high-quality 3D industrial printing acquires the indie-style emerging leader in desktop 3D printing. The reportedly stock-for-stock transaction is producing a dominant leader in 3D printing and manufacturing.
Oculus VR entered the round with a funding target of USD 5,5 million – but ended with triple the amount because of the massive over-subscription. Since its debut at the E3 in 2012, the hype around the new milestone-product in VR has been steadily increasing.
Google´s acquisition of Waze for reportedly USD 1,1 bn to USD 1,3 bn has raised lots of interest – not only in Israel. Why have the big three (Apple, Facebook and Google) shown so much interest in this 110 employee-company? Rip Emson from TechCrunch says it´s all about the “Map Wars”, the social layer on navigation and local advertising.
The idea of flying cars is quite old – and has been featured in many movies including “Back to the Future” and James Bond. Terrafugia thinks they have got what is needed to bring a flying car to the mass market.