Silk scores $1.6m to build its own semantic web

The Dutch technology company has spent the last few years building a web app that lets anyone run fast, deep searches on semantic data. Now it’s scored a seed round from NEA and Atomico to start turning its early work into a fully-featured product.

Rock Health founders writing prescriptions for high-tech doctors

For a generation of tech-savvy, smartphone-connected doctors, looking up definitions in printed paper textbooks or searching for medical journal entries by volume and issue number seems downright archaic. Entrepreneurs at Rock Health’s demo day presented high-tech solution to everyday problems facing modern doctors.

Loku thinks Web first in crafting mobile strategy

Loku, a local discovery service, is launching its first mobile app and it starting first with an HTML5 mobile Web app with native apps to follow. The company believes that HTML5 has matured enough that it can power all its mobile apps.

5 music-focused iTunes alternatives for Mac

iTunes may be great for syncing your iOS devices, or buying songs, movies, apps and books, but it’s not exactly the most nimble music player anymore. Here are five great Mac-compatible alternatives that focus on the music, without the bloat that iTunes brings.

Amazon launches new touch-friendly Kindle Store for iPad

Amazon has now broken out its touch-friendly shopping experience for the iPad from its Kindle Cloud Reader product, in an effort to make it easier for everyone to buy books from the Kindle Store, and quickly read those purchases in Amazon’s native iPad Kindle app.

How to create iOS device home screen icons for websites

As more and more people browse the web with their iOS devices, website owners would do well to prepare their devices for mobile access. Part of that is creating an icon that will look good on an iPhone home screen.

Evernote Makes Web a Priority With New Redesign

Evernote has recently rolled out significant changes to its various mobile and desktop applications. Today, another update brings a new, more robust and versatile experience to Evernote’s web-based app, including new social features which point the way forward for the service.

What’s Your Favorite App, Deb Ng?

At SXSW, I asked several attendees for their web working advice as well as their favorite web app so far this year — a new one, an old favorite, whatever they were using at the moment. Here’s my video interview with Deb Ng.