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- January 19, 2015
Gigaom Ambiq Micro has made a chip that consumes 10 times less energy
Ambiq Micro, a semiconductor company in Austin, Texas, has been working for the last five years to build a lower-power chip by applying to silicon a technology that has been used in quartz wristwatches. It has finally managed to do so in high-enough densities and manufacturing volume to make it worth the consumer electronic industry’s […]
- December 23, 2014
Sidecar to Let Customers Choose Gender of Their Drivers
A Bay Area ride-share service is planning to step up to help female passengers feel safe. Sidecar has announced on its blog it is letting customers select the gender of their drivers. The San Francisco company has been letting users customize rides since February. And gender selection is the latest option. This comes as Uber faces increasing […]
- December 22, 2014
Agtech Upstart FarmLogs Raises Another $10 Million
Agricultural management software company FarmLogsjust added $10 million in venture backing, bringing its total raised so far to $15 million. The Series B round—which comes less than one year after its Series A event—includes existing investors Drive Capital, Huron River Ventures, and Hyde Park Ventures, and new backers including the president of Y Combinator, Sam Altman. Read […]
- December 19, 2014
Sidecar takes the lead in the carpool race
It’s been four months since Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar officially launched their carpool features. And although all three rideshare companies have marketed their new carpool feature to the masses, one of them is pulling ahead: Sidecar. It has expanded its carpool option to the most cities and seen record-breaking use in the process. The company trotted out a host of statistics and […]