Android Co-Founder Launches Hardware Incubator

Android Co-Founder Launches Hardware Incubator

Android co-founder Andy Rubin has raised $48 million to launch a hardware incubator he’s calling Playground Global, the Wall Street Journal reports. “Hardware will drive future ecosystems,” Rubin said. Rubin left Google in the fall of 2014 to pursue his hardware incubator, sunsetting nine years at the internet behemoth. Playground Global... Read more »

By , 04/09/2015 @ 9:48 am

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Dragon Innovation Announces "Seal of Approval" Program for Crowdfunding Hopefuls

Dragon Innovation Announces “Seal of Approval” Program for Crowdfunding Hopefuls

Dragon Innovation, which has worked with the wildly successful businesses Pebble, Coolest Cooler, and BlueSmart to estimate the actual costs of bringing their crowdfunded products to market, is expanding its offerings with Dragon Certified, a program to give companies a financial “seal of approval” before a crowdfunding campaign even begins.... Read more »

By , 04/02/2015 @ 11:06 am

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Maker-Friendly Collaboration Site Knowable Shuts Down

Maker-Friendly Collaboration Site Knowable Shuts Down

Knowable, an ambitious German startup that aimed to connect Makers, inventors, and hardware professionals and help them collaborate and share resources, announced this week that it was shutting down after three years. “Unfortunately neither [social network component] Polymer nor Knowable saw the traction that was necessary to support a venture funded business... Read more »

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