AR 1.0 is dead: Here’s what it got wrong

The first wave of AR startups offering smart glasses is now over, with a few exceptions. Google acquired North this week for an undisclosed sum. The Canadian company had raised nearly $200 million, but the release of its Focals 2.0 smart glasses has been cancelled, a bittersweet end for its soft landing. Many AR startups…

Match Group completes separation from IAC, new board includes Wendi Murdoch and Ryan Reynolds

IAC and Match Group announced that they have completed a “full separation.” Previously, Match Group (which owns Tinder, Hinge, OkCupid, PlentyOfFish and Match itself) was a publicly-traded company, with digital holding company IAC as its majority shareholder. Last year, the companies announced a plan that would see IAC’s ownership of Match distributed to IAC’s shareholders…

Location data startup Bluedot raises $9.1M

Bluedot, a geofencing and location data startup used by companies like Dunkin’, KFC and McDonald’s, is announcing that it has raised $9.1 million in Series B funding. The San Francisco-headquartered company claims that its technology its 20 times more accurate than competing solutions — something that CEO Emil Davityan attributed to its roots in the…

How to Check the PHP Version

Here are some quick tips on how to check the PHP version on your computer or server. There are several reasons why you want to check the version of PHP which is installed on your server. For example, you might want to install PHP-based software and to check if the software requirements match with the…

The Simplest Android App: Hello World

Android Android From Scratch: Activities and Fragments Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz Configure the Hello World Project Details We’ll finish creating the project by configuring some details about its name, location and which API version it uses. Change the name of the application. Change the default Project location to your preferred directory or just leave it the default…