Crunch Report | Microsoft Announces New Surface Pro

Crunch Report May 23 Microsoft announces new Surface Pro, Apple and Nokia settle patent dispute, Uber underpaid NYC drivers, Snapchat allows custom stories for friend groups and Pinterest adds dish recognition. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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1Password adds a travel mode to frustrate snooping customs agents

 If you travel a lot, especially internationally, a new worry being added to the pile is the threat of being forced to unlock your phone for a customs agent. 1Password has a handy solution for this in the form of Travel Mode, which temporarily deauthorizes a device to access your passwords and accounts. Read More

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Warby Parker’s Prescription Check app lets you skip the eye doctor

 Warby Parker wants to get you the right prescription glasses without forcing you to get an in-person eye test. It’s now testing its new Prescription Test app that uses your phone and computer in tandem to adminster a 20-minute series of eye tests, which are then reviewed by a doctor who makes the final call on your prescription. This could let Warby Parker sell people prescription glasses… Read More

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Embrace.io raises $2.5M to track mobile app performance

Embrace.io team Embrace.io says it can help developers understand the performance of their apps — and determine whether things like bugs or slow load times are actually driving users away. The company just announced that it has raised $2.5 million in seed funding led by Eniac Ventures, with participation from The Chernin Group, Techstars Ventures, BoxGroup and others. CEO Eric Futoran (pictured… Read More

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Pinterest brings full dish recognition to its Lens camera search

 In a move that may seem like an early step toward hitting a ridiculously high valuation, Pinterest is now adding the ability to recognize complete dishes to its Lens camera search. Next time you’re out at a restaurant and you find something that you thought was delicious at the first bite, Pinterest is now going to give you a way to take a quick photo of that dish through its Lens… Read More

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Instagram launches Story Search for hashtags and locations

 Instagram Stories wants to be your window into what’s going on around a topic or place right now, so it’s adding a way to search Stories two months after Snapchat did the same. Instagram users can now search for a location or hashtag, and see a Story compiled from Story posts by other users that include that location sticker, hashtag sticker, or hashtag in the caption. Location… Read More

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Zenefits introduces level-funded insurance plans and more mobile updates

 Zenefits, in a further attempt to find its way into small businesses as a human resources management service that can outmaneuver larger and more complex platforms, is releasing a suite of new updates today.
Much of these updates revolve around trying to simplify the process of managing an employee base, from benefits to payroll, to something as simple as a few taps on an app. Right now… Read More

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