Consumer advocacy groups ask the FTC to look into Mercedes-Benz Drive Pilot ad

Screen Shot 2016-07-28 at 8.39.53 AM A letter to the FTC co-authored by executives from Consumer Reports, the Ralph Nader-founded Center for Auto Safety and the Center for Auto Safety, as well as a former NHTSA Administrator, asks that the federal regulator investigate Mercedes-Benz on the grounds a new TV ad overstates the self-driving capabilities of the 2017 E-Class. The consumer watchdog organizations are concerned… Read More

Deborah Anderson-Bialis to discuss fertility startup solutions at Disrupt SF

Deborah Anderson-Bialis, the cofounder of pregnancy-focused tech startup FertilityIQ, is coming to Disrupt SF. After spending three years and over $70,000 to get pregnant, Anderson-Bialis and her partner Jake Bilas cofounded FertilityIQ, a centralized place for people to get reviews and insight on fertility doctors. The startup has also been billed as a Yelp for fertility treatments, and… Read More

Sales and marketing startup LeadGenius raises $10M

leadgenius LeadGenius announced today that it has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Formerly known as MobileWorks, LeadGenius helps customers find likely sales leads and reach out to them with automated emails. The company says revenue increased 6x in the past 20 months, with customers including eBay, Box and Weebly. LeadGenius has now raised more than $21 million in funding. The new round was… Read More

How President Obama shaped the future of digital health

obama A new leader of the free world will soon be voted into office. Shortly thereafter, he or she will begin a minimum four-year journey to steer the country toward prosperity, safety and global leadership. With many changes undoubtedly coming, let’s take a look at the technological impact of one of the biggest initiatives that President Obama has championed: healthcare reform. Read More

Dunkers competes with one million downloads in its first week

dunkersgif Dunkers, a new game by Colin Lane (known for Wrassling and other fun sporty games), has racked up 1 million downloads since it was released last week. The success in large part is thanks to heavy featuring from Apple; it has been featured more than 150 times worldwide. Currently in iTunes, it sits at No. 1 sports app, No. 4 sports game, No. 8 free game and No. 34 free app overall. The game… Read More

Groupon reports better-than-expected revenue, still not profitable

Groupon Deal site Groupon saw its shares rising today in after-hours trading, following a better-than-expected second quarter earnings report. Analysts expected the Chicago-based company to report negative earnings per share of $0.02 on revenue on a non-GAAP basis, and $713.8 million in revenue, according to Estimize data. But Groupon beat Wall Street revenue expectations with second… Read More