Microsoft Outlook For Apple Watch One-Ups Apple’s Native Email Client

Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 12.26.06 PM Microsoft Outlook is now a fully-featured Apple Watch app. An updated version of the iOS application released today added the new smartwatch functionality, which includes the ability to quickly glance at your inbox from the Apple Watch face, access pre-written replies, emoji and voice dictation, get custom notifications, schedule items for later, and more. The iOS and Android versions of… Read More
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Femsplain Rolls Out A Community Platform For Feminists

Femsplain Femsplain bills itself as a “community-driven publisher,” and it’s looking to build that community with a new initiative called Femsplain Beta. The feminist site was launched last year, raised more than $30,000 via Kickstarter (I was a backer) and has already published personal articles from more than 250 female contributors. Those stories cover topics like cancer, kids… Read More
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Shotput Wants To Be The AWS For Logistics

Shotput cofounders James Steinberg (center) and Praful Mathur (right) with Head of Sales Aaron Gerry (left) “We’re in a unique, extremely unsexy industry,” explained James Steinberg, who founded Shotput with fellow Northeastern University graduate Praful Mathur around 18 months ago. Part of Y Combinator’s summer 2015 class, Shotput provides an end-to-end product delivery and fulfillment suite to customers. Started as a response to the frustration the cofounders experienced… Read More
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Dinner Lab Raises A $7M Series A To Expand Its Social Dining Club

© KatieBird Photography Dinner Lab, a membership-based club that gives you access to private dinner parties in unique locations throughout your city, announced it is has raised a $7 million Series A led by James River Capital. The company also received follow-up funding from all current investors, including Dr. John B. Elstrott, the Chairman of the Board of Whole Foods. This latest round comes about a year… Read More
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Box Metadata Update Part Of Broader Strategy To Attract Large Customers

box-aaron-levie Box announced a major update to its metadata feature today, a move that is part of a broader strategy to attract and keep larger customers. The update includes three major pieces: first of all it provides the ability for administrators to create and distribute metadata templates via the Box Admin console. Next, it provides APIs for attaching metadata information to applications built using Box. Read More
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