Vim On A Typewriter Will Endear You To Grizzled Unix Experts

typewriter_underside There have been many mechanical keyboard solutions in the past few years, most notably an IBM Selectric with serial out that let you klack away like Ada Lovelace directly into a printed email. However, the real Holy Grail has been the ability to transmit mechanical keypresses directly to a computer using a few bits of electronics. Well, it’s been done and it’s glorious. An… Read More

Apple Loses ‘Swipe To Unlock’ Patent In German Court

keep-calm-and-swipe-to-unlock-25 Apple has lost a challenge in the German court system that sought to overturn an earlier ruling, which voided its patent for ‘swipe to unlock’ in Europe. The patent (EP1964022) was granted back in 2010 and was used to win an injunction against Motorola smartphones (back when Moto was owned by Google) in 2012. Motorola has since appealed the injunction, with a decision dependent… Read More

Exclusive: InstaSafe raises seed funding

InstaSafe, a Bangalore-based software as a service (SaaS) startup that provides private cloud networks for enterprises, has raised seed funding from a bunch of investors, sources close to the development told Sources in the know said that the three-year old InstaSafe, which is run by Instasafe Technologies Pvt Ltd, will use the funds raised [...] [...]

PayPal’s Instant Checkout Platform One Touch Goes Live In Over A Dozen More Markets

paypal-one-touch PayPal today expanded its instant checkout service known as One Touch to 13 new markets worldwide, including a wide swath of European countries along with Australia. The system, which lets mobile and web users use PayPal to pay for purchases without having to continually re-enter their username and password across merchants’ sites or apps, has also now been rolled out to 100 percent… Read More

Online foodies community Food Talk raises $500K

Digital Food Talk Pvt Ltd, which runs an online community for foodies Food Talk India and a mobile app Food Talk Plus, has raised $500,000 (Rs 3.3 crore) from an unnamed private investor, it said on Wednesday. The company intends to use the money to scale up its hyper-local dish discovery mobile app. Food Talk India was founded [...] [...]

This Week On Bullish: Radical Transparency

BullishLogoSample1 Hello friends and welcome back to Bullish, a weekly show from TechCrunch designed to see how long I can sit under lights and not sweat through my makeup. Jokes aside, Bullish is our first talk show, and we’re glad that you are here. This week, I’m very happy to report that we brought Buffer co-founder and COO Leo Widrich back to headquarters for a chat about salary transparency,… Read More