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Boston Tech Watch: Hydrow, Sea Machines, Toast, Pillar & More

[Updated, 9:05 am. See below] Another $100 million for early stage investing in Boston. Check-out machines are becoming clock-in machines. A hundred-plus startups join MassChallenge’s latest cohort in Boston. Read on for more of this week’s Boston tech news.—Rowing machine startup Hydrow added $7 million to the $20 million it raised in its Series A funding round in February. The new capital comes from Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ Rx3 Ventures, The Raptor Group, The Yard Ventures...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Deals, Facebook, Ipo, Boston, Advertising, Trends, Tech, Cybersecurity, Autonomous, Maritime, Venture Capital, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Tripadvisor


Pillar Fuels Second Go-Round With $100M Fund for Boston Startups

It took a few more years than initially planned, but early-stage venture firm Pillar has raised the $100 million fund it wanted.Launching with fanfare in 2016 under former North Bridge Venture Partners’ Jamie Goldstein, Pillar set its sights on nine digits worth of cash but ended up only raising $57 million. It has since sent that money into early stakes in 26 companies, including Algorand, Desktop Metal, PillPack, Circle, Flipside Crypto, Hometap, Kuebix, PathAI, and Asimov.Today, the firm ann...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Boston, Trends, Tech, Venture Capital, Carbonite, Tripadvisor, PillPack, North Bridge Venture Partners, Ginkgo Bioworks, Runkeeper, Clearsky Data, Draftkings, Pluralsight, Circle


Google’s new Trips site aims to help with all of your travel planning

Google seeks to ease your travel planning with Trips, a new online site that lets you explore destinations, research airline flights, check out hotels and view current package deals. The post Google’s new Trips site aims to help with all of your travel planning appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, News, Travel Planning, Trends, Web, Google Maps


Facebook shut down 49 groups being used by looters to sell stolen ancient artifacts like Roman mosaics

Looters are selling stolen antiquities from Syria on Facebook, a BBC investigation has found. Working in cooperation with Syrian archaeologists, the BBC monitored private Facebook groups where antiquities including Roman mosaics were put up for sale. Facebook said it removed 49 Facebook groups following the investigation, although one of the archaeologists said at least some of the groups are still active. Facebook said "coordinating illegal activity is not allowed" on the platform. Visit Busi...
Tags: Facebook, Isis, Disney, Trends, Syria, Bbc, Netflix, Unesco, Palmyra, Irina Bokova, Abu Musa, Azm, Amr Al Azm


Buying airline tickets too early is no longer a costly mistake, study suggests

When you book can play a big role in the cost of airline tickets -- so when is the best time to book flights? Earlier than you'd think, a new study suggests. Data from CheapAir.com suggests the window of time to buy at the best prices is now even longer, starting at about 10 months […] The post Buying airline tickets too early is no longer a costly mistake, study suggests appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Business, News, Trends, Web, Travel Tips, Airline Prices


Airbnb’s most popular rental in the world is a California cabin

Airbnb's most popular rental globally is a tiny dome-topped cabin in California. The revelation came as the online accommodation service celebrated half a billion guest arrivals globally since its launch in 2008. The post Airbnb’s most popular rental in the world is a California cabin appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Business, News, California, Trends, Airbnb, Smart Home, Mushroom Dome


A fintech entering the crowded wealth management space just nabbed nearly $9 million in funding from the VCs that backed Venmo, Monzo and Acorns

Matador, a recently launched wealth management platform, announced nearly $9 million in early seed and Series A funding co-led by venture capital firms Accel and Greycroft. Matador co-founder and CEO Jannick Malling told Business Insider that the company will cater to younger, first-time investors by offering a community for them to interact with. The financial markets can be a scary place for the inexperienced. It helps to have some support from your friends.  That's the belief of Jannick Ma...
Tags: Trends, Hsbc, Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Robinhood, Venmo, Accel, Greycroft, Business Insider, Matador, Ian Sigalow, Sigalow, Venmo Monzo, Greycroft Matador, Jannick Malling, Malling


Guesty raises $35 mln

Guesty said March 21 that it raised $35 million in Series C financing led by Viola Growth. Participating in the round were Vertex Ventures, Journey Ventures, Kingfisher Investment Advisors, La Maison Compagnie d’Investissement and existing investors, TLV Partners and Magma Ventures. Guesty is a property management platform for property managers and management companies. PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Guesty, the property management platform that simplifies the complex o...
Tags: Israel, US, Trends, Tripadvisor, VC Deals, PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES, Guesty, Viola Growth, Viola Israel, TLV Partners and Magma Ventures Guesty, TLV Partners and Magma Ventures, Amiad Soto Co, Natalie Refuah Partner, Guesty s Board of Directors Technology, Guesty Guesty, Airbnb Booking com Agoda


Genius Pack Supercharged will power up your phone and tablet simultaneously

With enough juice to power a smartphone up to four times and dual USB charges, the Genius Pack Supercharged carry-on bag can charge two devices simultaneously. The bag also uses eight 360-degree wheels and has a tough exterior shell. The post Genius Pack Supercharged will power up your phone and tablet simultaneously appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Trends, Genius Pack, Carry-on Bag


Singapore’s stunning airport complex could be a tourist destination in itself

Singapore’s Changi Airport is gearing up for the opening of the Jewel, a beautifully designed shopping, dining, entertainment, and accommodation complex that also features an abundance of greenery. The post Singapore’s stunning airport complex could be a tourist destination in itself appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Singapore, Trends, Architecture, Jewel, Emerging Tech, Changi Airport


The Boeing 737 Max plane, which has been involved in 2 deadly crashes in 5 months, is used by American Airlines, Southwest, and United. Here's how to find out if you're flying on one. (BA, AAL, UAL, LUV)

Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crash shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on Sunday. The crashed killed all 157 passengers and crew on board the four-month-old plane.  Aviation regulators in China, Indonesia, and Ethiopia grounded all of their Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. US airlines such as Southwest, American, and United have all told Business Insider that they stand by the safety and airworthiness of the Boeing jet. Here's how to find out if you're going to be f...
Tags: US, Trends, Ethiopia, Tripadvisor, Boeing, United, Business Insider, American Airlines, Southwest, Ethiopian Airlines, Jakarta Indonesia, China Indonesia, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, American Airlines Southwest and United Here, Southwest American


13 inspiring female photographers to follow on Instagram

On International Women's Day, here are some known and lesser-known women photographers to fill your Instagram feed with inspiration, from travel and street photography to fine art and commercial work. The post 13 inspiring female photographers to follow on Instagram appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Features, Travel Photography, International Women's Day


Airbnb buys HotelTonight to accommodate last-minute travelers

If you've ever left it late to book a room on Airbnb and couldn't find anything, the company's acquisition of last-minute booking app HotelTonight looks like good news. Airbnb announced on Thursday it's agreed to buy the business. The post Airbnb buys HotelTonight to accommodate last-minute travelers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Trends, Airbnb, Smart Home, HotelTonight


Airbnb to take care of your last-minute rental needs with HotelTonight purchase

If you've ever left it late to book a room on Airbnb and couldn't find anything, the company's acquisition of last-minute booking app HotelTonight looks like good news. Airbnb announced on Thursday it's agreed to buy the business. The post Airbnb to take care of your last-minute rental needs with HotelTonight purchase appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Trends, Airbnb, Smart Home, HotelTonight


Singapore Airlines passengers unsettled by cameras in seat-back displays

A number of passengers flying with Singapore Airlines recently expressed concern over cameras embedded in seat-back displays on some of its aircraft, though the carrier insists the devices have been disabled The post Singapore Airlines passengers unsettled by cameras in seat-back displays appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Trends, Singapore Airlines, In-flight Entertainment


Cruise like Mick Jagger: Virgin Voyage’s new ship boasts RockStar Suites

Virgin Voyages, the new cruise company from the Virgin Group, is now taking reservations for the 2020 inaugural season. The ship's RockStar Suites are designed to help travelers feel like rock stars, going beyond the usual cruise luxuries. The post Cruise like Mick Jagger: Virgin Voyage’s new ship boasts RockStar Suites appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Trends, Mick Jagger, Virgin Group, Cruise Ship, Virgin Voyages


Bill and Melinda Gates say the world could get an extra US economy’s worth of income by making one important change for women

Bill and Melinda Gates   released their 2019 annual letter on Tuesday morning. The letter is a call to action; perhaps the biggest ask from the pair is a renewed commitment to boosting the world's "human capital," or people power. Melinda Gates points out that educating women would provide a serious economic stimulus.  Bill and Melinda Gates' 2019 annual letter, released Tuesday morning, is a call to action. It suggests one simple economic stimulus plan that could net the world more than an ...
Tags: US, America, Trends, Unesco, Bill Gates, Bill, Melinda Gates, Gates Foundation, Melinda, Trump Those, Desmond Hellmann, Gateses, Trump Join


A flaw in e-ticket systems could mean a hacker can print your boarding pass

The vulnerability was discovered in December and involves unsecured check-in emails that can put the personal information of passengers at risk or even allow a hacker to print boarding passes. The post A flaw in e-ticket systems could mean a hacker can print your boarding pass appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, News, Trends, Hack, Data Breach, Computing, Airliners


Apple Music subscribers can listen and watch for free on American Airlines

Apple Music is a great way to listen to your tunes when on Wi-Fi or if you have a good data plan. On a plane? Forget about it. Starting Friday, if you fly American Airlines domestically, it won't cost you (an additional) cent. The post Apple Music subscribers can listen and watch for free on American Airlines appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Apple, Business, Music, News, Trends, Web, Home Theater, Apple Music, American Airlines, Movies & TV


Earny helps rebook rooms at lower rates and lets you shop multiple travel sites

Earny isn't just for cash back on retail purchases anymore. Earny Hotels will monitor rates and send an alert to rebook at a lower rate if one is found ahead of your stay. The company says users can save an average of $75 per stay. The post Earny helps rebook rooms at lower rates and lets you shop multiple travel sites appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Business, News, Trends, Hotel Booking, Earny App, Earny Hotels


The best waterproof cameras of 2019

Rugged cameras are designed to withstand nature's element. These waterproof, dust proof, and shock proof shooters can go wherever you take them, making them the perfect travel companions. The post The best waterproof cameras of 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Trends, Waterproof Cameras, Buying Guides, Rugged Cameras, Best Of Everything, Travel Cameras, Vacation Cameras


The best laptop backpacks and briefcases for traveling

Getting through airport security is a drag, but your laptop bag shouldn’t be. Thankfully, these checkpoint-friendly laptop bags will get you and your gear to your destination with ease. The post The best laptop backpacks and briefcases for traveling appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Trends, Bags, Backpacks, Computing, Tsa, Buying Guides, Now Boarding


Smart luggage does it all with wireless charger, built-in scale, GPS tracking

The SkyValet smart luggage, currently being funded on Kickstarter, offers solutions to many common travel struggles. With SkyValet, you no longer need separate portable chargers, a scale to weigh your bag, a lock, or a tracking device. It's all built right in. The post Smart luggage does it all with wireless charger, built-in scale, GPS tracking appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Outdoors, Trends, Emerging Tech


Crazy Vivid Travel Anxiety Dream

The brain in sleep state is a fascinating thing. I have been awake for 30 minutes and the dream is lingering. While it’s not as vivid as when I woke up, the details are still there. Maybe it is a result of the Super Blood Wolf Moon. Or maybe its because I’m traveling today. I’m in an airport casually talking to someone who has stopped me to ask me a question. I realize it is 6:35am and my flight leaves at 6:30am. I rush to the gate to find that my plane has departed to New York bu...
Tags: Travel, New York, Trends, Personal, Anxiety, Google Docs, Dreams, Feld, Filson, Robert Graham


OpenTable points can now be used to whittle down cost of a hotel stay

Have some OpenTable Dining Points built up? Now those points can also be used to make your own hotel discounts. OpenTable is teaming up with Kayak to use points as discounts on participating hotels. The post OpenTable points can now be used to whittle down cost of a hotel stay appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Business, News, Trends, Opentable, Kayak, Hotel Reservations


OpenTable points can now be used to shave off the cost of a hotel stay

Have some OpenTable Dining Points built up? Now those points can also be used to make your own hotel discounts. OpenTable is teaming up with Kayak to use points as discounts on participating hotels. The post OpenTable points can now be used to shave off the cost of a hotel stay appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Business, News, Trends, Opentable, Kayak, Hotel Reservations


Austin’s Localeur, Millennial-Focused Travel Startup, Hits 100 Cities

Austin—Localeur, a travel recommendation startup, is celebrating its (nearly) fifth anniversary by announcing its 100th city.The Austin startup focuses on recruiting a group of local residents who can provide insider information on each travel destination. The “localeurs”—a portmanteau of local and connoisseur—are millennials catering to the tastes of their own. Localeur made its debut in 2013 at South By Southwest with Austin as its first city and then expanded to San Francisco, New York, and ...
Tags: Travel, Apps, Texas, Instagram, Tinder, Funding, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Diversity, Investment, Vc, Austin, Innovation, Millennials, Venture Capital


Garmin’s Drive GPS units tell you where to hike, sight-see, and eat

Garmin updated its Drive line of navigators at CES 2019 with new, road trip-friendly features. They give information about national parks and provide TripAdvisor ratings for restaurants and hotels, among other features. The post Garmin’s Drive GPS units tell you where to hike, sight-see, and eat appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tripadvisor, Garmin, CES 2019


Marriott suffers a massive breach of its guest records. Here’s how to protect yourself

A breach of Marriott's Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program could have compromised the data of up to 383 million of its guests. While an internal tool only recently flagged the breach, the company believes the hack started in 2014. The post Marriott suffers a massive breach of its guest records. Here’s how to protect yourself appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Trends, Web, Data Breach, Computing, Marriott, Starwood


Some lucky fliers just bagged $16,000 first-class seats for only $1,100

An error on Cathay Pacific's website on Monday allowed people to book first-class flights between the U.S. and Vietnam at a fraction of the usual cost. Even better, the airline has agreed to honor the bookings. The post Some lucky fliers just bagged $16,000 first-class seats for only $1,100 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Trends, Web, Flying, Vietnam, Cathay Pacific, Business-class



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