Back in February, SoftBank Capital raised $250mil. focused on helping established tech startups break into Asia. As of this morning, they have just announced that they’ve raised $50 million that they plan to invest entirely into early-stage New York startups in hopes that it’ll boost the startup ecosystem there with a few big wins come out of the city already. (TechCrunch)
Facebook may not be buying Waze after all, but the Israel-based mapping data company is rolling out a new Facebook Events integration that will let users of its app coordinate travel in real time. The article talks about the app itself and how it works. (GigaOm)
Will 3D printers live up to the hype? Many experts, technologists and journalists have actually put in effort to 'desensationalize' the hype to say that 3D printed parts are not as strong as traditionally-manufactured parts and also hard to learn in terms of usability. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for the comments section.