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Salesforce Acquires Smart Calendar Startup Tempo, Will Shut Down The App — Tempo, a calendar startup incubated by SRI, just announced that it has been acquired by In an announce on the Tempo website, the startup says, "Joining the Salesforce family will give us the opportunity to continue our mission at a much larger scale."

HBO Now Is Coming To Google Play — Androod-loving cord-cutters who want to catch up on Game of Thrones will get their chance soon - Google just announced that the HBO Now app will be coming to Google Play. The HBO Now app (distinct from HBO Go, which is for existing subscribers) launched earlier this year.

In-Image Ad Company GumGum Raises $26M — GumGum announced this morning that it has raised $26 million in Series C funding. Founded in 2007, the company offers technology to identify the content of an image, then place ads to match the picture - for example, here's a GumGum-powered Coke ad that appears in an image of "healthy" pizza.

SumoMe Is An App Store For Tools To Grow Your Online Traffic — "The first app store for websites" - that's how AppSumo co-founder Noah Kagan describes the company's new-ish product SumoMe. What does that actually mean? Basically, Kagan aims to create a one-stop shop (yes, it's a cliché, but one I feel justified using since it's a literal store) where people can find tools to improve their websites.

Chef’d Raises $5.25M To Help You Prepare Meals From Your Favorite Chefs — Recipe-and-ingredient delivery service Chef'd ran an Indiegogo campaign last year, but that's not the only way the team is funding its growth - the company is also announcing that it has just raised a new round of $5.25 million.

Some Spider Adds Salon’s Blake Zeff To Its High-Profile Hires — Some Spider, the digital media startup created by Quidsi co-founder Vinit Bharara, has been bringing on some big names from the media world, including The New York Times' chief technology officer Rajiv Pant and its digital head Paul Smurl. Yesterday it announced that it has hired Blake Zeff, former political editor at, to be the editor in chief of

Gobble Says It Has Served 230K Easy-To-Cook Meals Since Launching Last Year — Back in September, Gobble unveiled a new kind of food delivery. It doesn't offer a fully prepared meal or or a box of ingredients and recipes - instead, it delivers "dinner kits" where much of the prep work is already done, and the cooking can be finished in just 10 minutes.

Mode Media Raises Another $30M — Mode Media is announcing that it has raised $30 million in new funding. Previously known as Glam Media, the company ran the fashion site of the same name, as well as other online properties including Brash and Foodie.

With Its First Startup Awards, Cornell Tech Turns Class Projects Into Companies — Cornell Tech is introducing a new way for its master's students to transform their ideas into real companies - those students can now compete in the Startup Awards, with winners receiving $40,000 in seed funding, as well as a year of free co-working space in The New York Times building.

Spotify Shows Off Its New Video Clips And Features For Runners — Spotify announced the addition of video clips, adaptable songs for runners and other new features at an event earlier today. Afterwards, I met with Vice President of Product Charlie Hellman, who gave me a quick demo. The video above should give you at least a glimpse of how the new features will work.
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May 25, 2015

@mgsiegler Oh they definitely went overboard. But there’s enough good stuff that it’s worth seeing anyway!

May 25, 2015

@sriramk Yeah I agree. Much more effective when you *see* this bright wonderful future than when people are constantly talking about it.

May 25, 2015

@sriramk And yes would've appreciated if they’d cut 5 minutes of lecturing about optimism & replaced it with 5 minutes of clearer backstory.

May 25, 2015

@sriramk There were some Randian overtones, but no more than in The Incredibles?

May 25, 2015

I actually thought Tomorrowland was ... decent? Especially the beginning.

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