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11:15 pm GMT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Techcrunch What is Your Real Name?
What is your real name? That's my new favorite comment on TechCrunch, where many of its readers hide behind phony names and email addresses. Apparently it's not considered appropriate to challenge...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Techcrunch SwipeGood Gives Its Start Fund Cash To Charity
Y Combinator-incubated SwipeGood, a startup that allows you to donate to charity each time you buy, is using its Start Fund money to benefit others. In case you didn't catch this bit of news, DST's Y...
10:36 pm GMT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Techcrunch The Haves and Have-Nots: The True Story of a Reader Suddenly De-Invited from TED
I was determined never to write another negative post about TED. Really. I feel like my views on the conference's smug-tendencies have been well-stated. And, as I said in this article in Fast Company,...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Techcrunch Humans Are The Routers
On January 7, 2010 I was ushered into a small private dinner with Secretary Hillary Clinton at the State Department along with the inventor of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google and a f...
08:23 pm GMT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Techcrunch Burning Chrome
"A good player goes where the puck is. A great player goes where the puck is going to be"" The Great OneGoogle made a few interesting announcements this week. First, Google Docs Viewer suppo...
09:38 am GMT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Techcrunch Memes Could Hit The Silver Screen In "The Chronicles of Rick Roll" 
Move over, Chronicles of Narnia, there's a new dreamworld of magic in town. That's right. Andrew Fischer, CEO of Colorado-based marketing company NURV, has recruited a stellar cast of Meme-lebrities, ...
05:40 am GMT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Techcrunch The Separation of Church And Zynga: Wedding Chapels Stripped From CityVille
Zynga made a small but fascinating change to its young-yet-ubiquitous game CityVille over the weekend. Players could previously buy "Wedding Chapels," which looked like small country churches but wit...
04:09 am GMT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Techcrunch What's The Real Deal With AngelList?
Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster at BothsidesofthetableThere's lots of discussion out there about a new...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, February 27, 2011
Techcrunch Apple's iPad Still Has No Competition
Editor's Note: Jim Dalrymple has been writing about Apple for more than 15 years. You can follow him on Twitter @jdalrymple and on his Web site at The Loop.It's been almost a year since Apple release...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Techcrunch Fly Or Die (Tablet Edition): The Motorola Xoom And The Kno
In this week's episode of Fly or Die, CrunchGear editor John Biggs and I do a special tablet edition where we take on the new Motorola Xoom and the Kno. (Watch the video above).The Xoom is the first ...
10:30 pm GMT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 2.26.11 (TCTV)
Every Gillmor Gang begins with a mysterious blend of serendipity and confusion. This episode is no exception, as Robert Scoble attempts to discuss the Motorola VaVaVoom or somesuch. The only problem w...
09:30 pm GMT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Techcrunch Let's Calm Down On The Google-ITA Deal
This guest post is written by Daniel A. Crane, who is Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. He is an expert in antitrust law.Google's proposed acquisition of ITA Software, which ...
09:03 pm GMT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Techcrunch My Message To Google: Stop Cheating
In mid February, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt expressed pride in Google employee Wael Ghonim's brave struggle against the autocratic Mubarak regime...
07:13 pm GMT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Techcrunch Weekend Giveaway: Rebtel Wants You To Have A Motorola Atrix
Rebtel is offering us one hot little Motorola Atrix to give away this weekend to one lucky reader. How do you win? Well first you have to be very very nice to animals and the environment and then ...
08:27 am GMT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Techcrunch Crush Notifier, From The Makers Of Breakup Notifier, Finds Mutual Crushes
Breakup Notifier creator Dan Lowenhertz should just give up on Crate (his actual job) and just make a whole network of these types of things. After having his wildly popular app Breakup Notifier bloc...
08:01 am GMT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Valuation Back At A Cool $70 Billion On SecondMarket
And we're back again with our now weekly update on the insanity surrounding Facebook's stock in the SecondMarket auctions. Last week, the stock saw the beginning of a rally back to $27 a share, good f...
07:03 am GMT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Techcrunch Chrome Extension Fixes Twitter's Grammar, Tells Us "Whom"  We Should Follow
All is right with the world, as genius (and Googler!) Thomas Steiner has made this beautiful Chrome extension that corrects Twitter's subject/object discrepancy on its "Who to Follow" feature. Grammar...
06:14 am GMT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Techcrunch Gosh! Even Napoleon Dynamite Is Now Using Kickstarter
I love Kickstarter. It's maybe the best enabler site ever. In the short time it has been around, we've gotten everything from open source Facebook "killers" to iPod nano watches to RoboCop Statues. Bu...
05:50 am GMT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Techcrunch Solo Drivers In Los Angeles Will Soon Be Allowed To Drive In Carpool Lanes For A Fee
This week, Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS) "  which was acquired by Xerox (NYSE: XRX) in February 2010 "  announced that it's building a new, electronic toll system on t...
05:22 am GMT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Techcrunch Groupon Files SEC Form For Another $16.2 Million
Wait wha? According to this SEC form, daily deals site Groupon has raised another $16.2 million. There's no word on whether this is an add-on to its recent $950 million round or just a smaller min...
04:47 am GMT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Techcrunch Kidlandia Raises $2.5 Million To Create Personalized Fantasy Maps For Kids
Kidlandia, the awesome site that lets you create your own personalized fantasy maps for your kids, has raised $2.5 million led by Alsop Louie Partners with GRP, Net Discovery, Ivan Sutherland and Jim ...
02:51 am GMT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Techcrunch 2010 In Movies, As Seen On Foursquare [Graphic]
It's Oscar weekend so of course every social media service, smart phone app and "tech" blog is going to find some movie angle to remind you that they exist. And because I tend to write the more fluffy...
02:34 am GMT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Techcrunch The Future Solidifies: OS X Lion Really Will Maul The CD (And All Other Discs)
It has now been at least a year since I last used the optical drive on any of my computers. And now I'm really starting to believe I never will again. Which I love.Last October, I noted that I was rea...
01:42 am GMT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Techcrunch Fred Wilson: "Marketing Is For Companies Who Have Sucky Products" 
How much should a startup spend on marketing? The answer, according to VC Fred Wilson, is zero. The best marketing for a startup when it is just getting off the ground are kick-ass products. Gr...
01:14 am GMT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Techcrunch Bloomberg Launching Daily Live Tech TV Show Called Bloomberg West On Monday
Bloomberg is launching a new daily hourly television show called Bloomberg West next week, we hear. It's on the air daily at 3 pm Pacific and then again at 8 pm. The show will focus on technology, inn...
12:54 am GMT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Techcrunch Ask a VC: "Investing in Music Is a Little Like Vietnam"  (TCTV)
Ask a VC was on hiatus for a few weeks, but your Friday investor-talk fix is back. Our guest this week is Tony Conrad, partner at True Ventures and founder of About.Me, which recently sold to AOL alon...
12:44 am GMT - Sat, February 26, 2011
Techcrunch Consumer Reports Confirms Death Grip In Verizon iPhone
Apple just can't get a break. Consumer Reports is, well, reporting that in their testing scenarios the Verizon iPhone 4 has the same "death grip" attenuation issues as the AT&T/GSM model, which me...
11:56 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Nabs Founders Of Career Recruiting Service Pursuit
It looks like recruiting service Pursuit has been gobbled up by Facebook, the latest in a string of acqui-hires, judging by the brief message on their homepage:"Update: we've found a new home at Faceb...
11:10 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Two Logitech Harmony One Remotes #TechCrunch
If you're like us, you may have a hard time remembering where you placed one of those remotes of yours that keeps secretively slipping away. You may have even given up after searching for it for hours...
10:03 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch The Kids Are All Right. Formspring Pageviews Are Up 65 Percent Since September
Over the past couple of years, we've seen a blooming of new Q&A sites which are both social and informative. While Quora gets a lot of our attention here at TechCrunch because of the quality of t...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch OneRiot Rolls Out Social Targeting Service For Mobile Ads
As we've written in the past, OneRiot recently switched its business model; shutting down its search portal and focusing exclusively on monetizing via its realtime advertising network. Today, the star...
09:51 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch LIVE: Ask Us Anything About The Motorola Xoom, 12pm-1pm Eastern
It's that time again: time for a live discussion of a new piece of technology LIVE. Today we're talking about the Xoom for a full hour and I'm going to try to go through what I can and hopefully you c...
09:07 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Lockerz Rolls Out Rewards-Based Photo Sharing; Plixi Users To Earn Discounts Soon
A few weeks ago, social commerce network Lockerz acquired photo sharing app Plixi as a way to boost photo sharing on its platform. It looks like the company has hit the ground running in terms of int...
08:36 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch BMW Teams Up With, Invests $5 Million In MyCityWay
Auto maker BMW recently established a New York-based venture capital firm dubbed BMW i Ventures that it seeded with $100 million to seek out partnerships that might facilitate BMW-i product adoption i...
08:27 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Flavorize.com Looking For $1 Million To Build "Pandora For Food" 
According to a late Thursday SEC filing the New York City startup behind Flavorize.com, FlavorMetrics Corp., is seeking a $1 million investment to build a "Pandora for food." The company's web and m...
07:59 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Seriously, Timothy Johnson, Your Idea Of How To Do PR For Clients Is A Joke
We have a bemused relationship with most folks from the PR industry here around TechCrunch, and with good reason (trust me on that one). Most of the time (but not always), we keep our peace when PR fl...
07:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Google (Doesn't Quite) Introduce The Google Stereo
While this device may look like an old Fisher-Price Tape Player, what we have here is a bonafide music playback device designed for Google (probably as some sort of Tchotchke/giveaway) by Chord Electr...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch TinyCo Raises $18 Million From Andreessen Horowitz For Mobile Gaming
My, how things change. A few years ago, anyone proposing that Facebook games would turn into a wildly profitable multi-billion dollar industry would probably be met with some pretty strange looks. Yet...
06:59 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch OpenFeint Releases New Version Of Freemium Game Development Suite OFX
Last year, AuroraFeint launched the private beta of OpenFeint X (OFX), which offers indie developers the ability to create Zynga-like free-to-play games including microtransactions and virtual goods....
06:10 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch ContextIn Raises "Several Millions"  For Algorithmic Approach To Ad Buying
ContextIn, an Israeli company I first got to know when they launched their semantic technology platform at my Plugg conference back in 2009, has recently shifted focus to the buying side of the online...
05:16 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Vocus Buys Facebook Apps Maker North Social For $7M In Cash + $18M Earnout
Vocus, the publicly-listed provider of cloud-based marketing and PR software, has moved to acquire Facebook apps maker North Social, which enables businesses to create, manage and promote their busine...
04:53 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Scality Raises $7 Million For Enterprise Cloud Storage System
Fresh off the heels of Box.net raising $48 million, cloud storage startup Scality is set to announce next week that they've raised $7 million in Series B funding.The round was led by IdInvest Partners...
03:14 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Future Simple Raises $1.1 Million To Further Simplify The Life Of SMBs
For the past two years I've been holding onto the belief that Israeli entrepreneurs should devote particular focus on the opportunities available to products and services that cater to Small & Med...
01:26 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch The Post-Optical Disc Era Gets Off To A Rocky Start With The OS X LionBeta
If there was any doubt in peoples' minds that Apple intends to kill off the optical disc, it was put to rest today. This morning's unveiling of the OS X Lion Developer Preview came with the news that ...
01:09 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Google's Wizard Of Oz Search Algorithm And The Threat Of Facebook Search
Google search is powered by algorithms. Computers slice and dice data looking for signals that a web page is more or less interesting than other web pages for a given query. PageRank is a big part of ...
12:54 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Wordchuck's Shelly Roche On The Challenges Of Being "RV Profitable"  [TCTV]
Offhand internationalization doesn't seem like it should be a problem for websites, or at least it should be a problem that should be easy to solve. Well not so much, at least according toWordchuck fo...
08:33 am GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Oops, Facebook Advertiser Gets A Mysterious Bill For $8.8 Million
Social ads on Facebook are supposed to be cheap. In fact, they are one of the cheapest ads on the Web in terms of cost per thousand impressions. So imagine Facebook advertiser Joshua Niamehr's surpr...
07:50 am GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Google Targets Content Farms With Major Search Algorithm Tweaks
Google made a substantial revision to its search algorithm today, the company says. And while no one in particular is being called out, it's clear that the big losers are content farms and related spa...
07:40 am GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Shervin Pishevar: "Twitter and Facebook are shields against future genocides"  [TCTV]
With regime change in Tunisia and Egypt, and Libya's uprising continuing apace, a growing number of commentators are hailing the influence of Facebook and Twitter in helping world-be-revolutionaries c...
07:40 am GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Hashable Brings It To SXSW, And The Android
Today in SXSW jockeying ... Introduction service Hashable, which has the pretty ambitious goal of ridding the world of business cards, is announcing its Android offering and a slew of features just i...
07:00 am GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Disposables Debate: Can Recycling, Materials Innovation Make Plastic Bag Bans Obsolete?
Single-use plastic grocery bags, and the various fees, taxes and bans proposed to curb pollution from their disposal, are causing controversy again this week. A newly surfaced study, still under peer...
04:35 am GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Has Significant Head Start With Thunderbolt, But Not Exclusive
Intel's new Thunderbolt interface, which made its debut this morning in an upgrade to Apple's MacBook Pro line, may be effectively an Apple exclusive for quite some time, according to Intel. At their ...
04:18 am GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch What Losing TechCrunch Disrupt Meant to CloudFlare: OMFG
Editor's Note: The following guest post is by Matthew Prince, CEO of a CloudFlare, which came in as a close runner-up at the last TechCrunch Disrupt. We asked him to give us an update on the startup ...
03:09 am GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Singing The Blues: MySpace Music Loses Nearly Half Its Audience, And Its President
Remember MySpace Music? It was supposed to put online music streaming on the the right track. But with all the layoffs, shrinking audience and turmoil at parent MySpace, MySpace Music is singing...
03:07 am GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch WITN: Is It Racist To Say That Chinese Manufacturing Leads To Low Quality Goods ""  And Fraud? [TCTV]
Earlier this week, CrunchGear's John Biggs sparked controversy (within TechCrunch ranks at least) with a post entitled "Alibaba And The Curse Of Chinese Manufacturing". In the post Biggs wrote (amongs...
01:59 am GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Glam Media To Launch Third Content Vertical, Health And Wellness Channel Bliss.com
Glam Media, one of the largest publishing and advertising networks on the Web, is revealing its third branded content channel today: health-focused Bliss. Bliss, which will be a content hub of health ...
01:56 am GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Instagram Unveils Realtime API With Foodspotting, Fancy, Momento, Flipboard, About.me And Others
It really is kind of amazing that Instagram has shot past two million users in just a few months with only an iPhone app. No Android app, no website, no real third-party support. But starting today, t...
01:49 am GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Mark Cuban-backed 140Fire Lets You Create Real-time Overlay Ads For Your Video Content
Launching today is 140Fire.com, a Y Combinator-backed platform that allows advertisers, publishers, and media buyers to create interactive ad content and polls to overlay on streaming or pre-recorded ...
01:20 am GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch PayPal On Cutting Off Courage To Resist: "This Has Nothing To Do With WikiLeaks" 
Last time we checked in with PayPal, it, along with MasterCard, Visa and others had blocked its services with regards to donations to WikiLeaks foundation.Today it is being reported that PayPal has ta...
01:01 am GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch CrunchBoard Jobs: TechCrunch Is Hiring
Would you like to be a Product Lead for TechCrunch? How about a Sales Marketing Manager? Maybe an Executive Assistant? We have positions open and we are currently looking for qualified app...
12:34 am GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch What Do You Want To Know About The Xoom? Ask Me Tomorrow Live
I have the Motorola Xoom here in my hot little hands and I put it through its paces over the past few days and I'd love to demonstrate and explore the device with your questions in mind. What I'm plan...
12:11 am GMT - Fri, February 25, 2011
Techcrunch Social Fundraising Site Fundly Raises $2 Million of its Own
Today, social fundraising platform Fundly announced that it had closed a $2 million seed funding round led by a group of Silicon Valley investors. Using AngelList, a marketplace that makes it easy for...
11:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Android Market's Web Store Gets Bookish
Earlier this month Google launched the web version of Android Market, which lets you purchase applications from your web browser and have them beamed directly to your phone or tablet (it's very slick)...
11:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Can America Function More Like a Fiscally Responsible Company? It's up to Us, the Shareholders
We expect perfection from companies in Silicon Valley. The general consensus is that Yahoo is one of the worst run tech companies in the world, never mind it's still profitable, cash-rich, and one of...
11:12 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch What Is Thunderbolt And Will It Change Your Life?
Though you're probably hearing about it for the first time now, Intel's been working on a new interconnection technology for the last few years. "Light Peak", as it was called up until it was rebrande...
10:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch AOL To Restructure Media Group Around Huffington Post "" Here's The Internal Email
Earlier this morning AOL President Media David Eun resigned, leaving us wondering who we at TechCrunch work for now (I mean besides you, dear readers). Now we know.In an email to all staff except us ...
10:14 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Room 77"s Hotel Database Wants To Make Sure You Book A Room With A View
When researching hotels for a vacation or business trip, a visit to TripAdvisor to check out reviews of a resort are a must. Pictures of rooms on hotel websites often misrepresent the exact size or lu...
09:18 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch AOL Exec David Eun Out "" Here's His Email To Staff
David Eun, my boss's (Heather) boss since the acquisition, will shortly be leaving AOL. As President of AOL Media and Studios he oversaw the AOL homepage as well as all of the content brands and sites...
09:03 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Tumblr's David Karp: My Heroes Are Steve Jobs And Willy Wonka
Some Internet wunderkinds don't bother to finish college. Tumblr founder David Karp dropped out of high school, and now runs one of the fastest growing publishing platforms on the Web. In our final ...
08:41 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Storific Raises $200K From Kima Ventures To Let Customers Order In Restaurants Via iPhone
Storific, the French startup that lets customers place orders in restaurants, bars and hotels via an iPhone, has raised $200k in a seed round financed by Kima Ventures.The company offers a paid-for su...
08:40 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch After Twitter, LinkedIn Now Also Blocked In China
It appears that LinkedIn has been blocked in China, after the professional social network became a platform for organizing anti-government protests. The report was first noted by Renmedia.According to...
08:18 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch eMarketer On Social Networking In The US: 57% On Facebook, 11% On Twitter
Research firm eMarketer estimates that more than half of adult internet users in the US were logging on to Facebook at least once per month at the end of last year. In 2011, the company forecasts that...
08:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch MacBook Pro Battery Life Appears Shorter, But More Realistic (Using Websites And Even Flash)
Now that the news about the new MacBook Pros is out there, one thing that may disappoint someone just reading the spec sheet is battery life. Across the board, the Pro is now rated at 7 hours. While s...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Payvment Brings A Social, Virtual Shopping Mall To Facebook
Payvment, a startup that allows anyone to create and operate a retail storefront on Facebook, is unveiling the first virtual shopping mall on the social network. Comprised of all the stores that use ...
07:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch GOGII Nabs $15 Million To Win At Social Messaging
GOGII, maker of the social messaging app textPlus, is announcing a $15 million Series C round led by GRP Partners this morning. GRP will be joining existing investorsMatrix Partners andKleiner Perkins...
07:32 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Enterprise Cloud Storage Platform Box.net Raises $48M From Andreessen Horowitz And Others
Cloud storage and collaboration startup Box.net has raised $48 million in new funding led by Meritech Capital Partners with Andreessen Horowitz, Emergence Capital Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Sc...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Yahoo To Shut Down MyBlogLog On May 24
Yahoo will soon kill off MyBlogLog, the service it acquired from the eponymous company behind it back in early 2007.Here's the message that was just emailed to all users (myself included):...
06:55 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Releases A Developer Preview Of OS X Lion ""  Through The Mac App Store
Two days ago, we first reported that Apple was likely to release a developer beta of OS X Lion "soon". Well, how's this for soon? This morning, alongside their new MacBook Pros, Apple has announce...
06:40 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Updates The MacBook Pro Line With Sandy Bridge Intel CPUs, AMD GPUs, FaceTime HD, and Thunderbolt
Happy Birthday, Steve! Just like the rumors stated, Apple refreshed the entire line of MacBook Pros today, which just so happened to be Steve Jobs' birthday. These new models aren't exactly revolution...
06:17 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Airbnb Hits 1 Million Nights Booked As European Clone Emerges
We're quite big fans of Airbnb, the "community marketplace for space" here at TechCrunch, and we're far from the only ones.This morning, the young company announced that it has hit a fairly big milest...
05:58 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Social Media Technology Company Syncapse Scores $25 Million Round
Syncapse, which bills itself as a social media technology company, has landed $25 million in financing from growth equity investor ABS Capital Partners, $20 million of which has already been closed. T...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch WebMediaBrands Buys Another Blog: Twittercism
Mediabistro.com, a division of online media and conferences company WebMediaBrands, this morning announced that it has acquired the assets of the Twittercism.com blog from founder Sha Bennett. As you ...
03:52 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch ChaCha Sues HTC Over HTC ChaCha
You could see this one coming from a couple of miles away: ChaCha, the questions and answers service provider, is suing smartphone maker HTC over trademark infringement. The lawsuit is obviously the r...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Death By Air And Thunderbolt: Is It The End Of The Line For The MacBook?
As you're undoubtedly aware by now, tomorrow (in just a few hours, really), Apple is expected to unveil their latest line of laptops. News has already started to trickle out about what's getting upgra...
01:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch NEC Medias: Docomo To Offer The World's Thinnest Smartphone In 3 Weeks
On Monday, we've just shown you some leaked pictures, but we can now confirm the world's thinnest smartphone, NEC Casio Mobile's MEDIAS N-04C, is real. And provider NTT Docomo, Japan's biggest mobile ...
11:10 am GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Online Freight Brokerage Open Mile Raises $6 Million
A freight brokerage is a service that brings together someone who wants to to transport goods (like oranges, or iPods) with the trucking company that wants to transport them. Open Mile, which is today...
07:06 am GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Review: Motorola Xoom "" The Android Tablet Redefined
Few tablets have met with such widespread anticipation as the recently-announced Xoom. It is the closest anyone has come to an iPad equivalent for the Android set. I was impressed with the speed, desi...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Disney Acquires Social Network For Kids Togetherville
Disney has just acquired Togetherville, a social network for kids 10 years of age or younger, we've confirmed with the company. Terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed at the moment.Together...
05:15 am GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Foursquare's SXSW Plan: "NEW APP + NEW BADGES + PARTIES + CONCERT + MOAR" 
We're now just over two weeks away from this year's SXSW event in Austin, Texas. And just as is the case every year, there will be several startups jockeying to be the one that is the breakout hit. Bu...
05:06 am GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter Starts Hiring Sales People In London "" But Stays Coy About A Euro HQ
There's been a lot of speculation in recent months about where Twitter would put down a European base in its efforts to expand its operation. Certainly I've been bugging them in the last few weeks abo...
04:24 am GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Google Details Chrome's Background Feature: Run Web Apps Without Seeing Them
Google has been on a mission lately to outline some of the cooler, newer features coming to Chrome on their Chromium Blog. Today brings one of the biggest yet: Background Apps.This feature has existed...
03:37 am GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Make Sense Of Your Social Photos With VVall's GRID
Ever find yourself posting a ton of pictures to Twitter and Facebook and Dailybooth and so on and so forth, just to have them fall into the digital abyss? The people behind vvall, a stealthish mo...
03:33 am GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Readability Tries Again With Apple ""  Has The Subscription Policy Already Shifted?
A couple days ago, Readability was pissed off. In an open letter to Apple, they noted that the new subscription policy "smacks of greed". And they threatened to abandon Apple's platform in favor of th...
03:32 am GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch DrChrono Makes The iPad A Doctor's Best Friend In The Exam Room
As medical records move online, doctors are increasingly bringing laptops into the exam room to take notes, write prescriptions and more. But laptops can be cumbersome, and the iPad has emerged as a p...
12:33 am GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On" Anthony Wood: The Inventor of Personal Video Recorder on the Future of TV (TCTV)
Meet the man who killed the television industry. In the mid Nineties, while he was looking at a Fry's ad, Anthony Wood invented the personal video recorder (PVR). From this epiphany, Wood founded Repl...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, February 24, 2011
Techcrunch Energy Efficiency Startup Transphorm Emerges From Stealth, Raises $20 Million From Google Ventures
It isn't often that you hear about a startup that's remained in stealth through multiple multi-million funding rounds. But today, we're meeting a company called Transphorm that's done just that "...
11:52 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Crush-Stalking App Breakup Notifier Amasses Over 3.6M Users, Is Shut Down By Facebook
Just Monday we were writing aboutBreakup Notifier, a Facebook app that raked in 100,000 users in less than 24 hours and as of 5 hours ago had a more than modest3,673,484 users in its database ... And ...
11:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch How TheFacebook Used To Woo Advertisers Back In The Early Days
I'm not sure exactly how easy (or difficult) it is to come by stuff like this, but I for one thought it was pretty cool. Eli Feldblum and Mayer Reich, co-founders of RankAbove, emailed me a number of ...
11:18 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Joystickers: For When You Wish Your iPhone (Temporarily) Had More Buttons
The iPhone is great for gaming... in some ways. The App Store as a distribution model? Fantastic. The finely-tuned development platform? Amazing! The lack of even a single physical face button...
10:43 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Should Entrepreneurs Trust a VC Who Is Also Founding a Company? (TCTV)
There's an age-old debate in Silicon Valley over whether or not you have to have started a company before to be a great VC. While many of the best VCs in Valley history weren't entrepreneurs, the bias...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch StackOverflow's Careers 2.0 Leverages Q&A To Get Programmers Hired
StackOverflow co-founders Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood know their audience. The Q&A site popular with programmers is today launching its Careers 2.0 effort atcareers.stackoverflow.com, unveiling...
09:53 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Phononic Devices Raises $10 Million To Turn Heat Waste Into Energy
A Raleigh, North Carolina-based maker of thermoelectric coolers and generators, Phononic Devices, closed a $10 million series B investment from Venrock and Oak Investment Partners, the companies reve...
09:33 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch PCH International, Gadget Maker Extraordinaire, Raises Another $26 Million
PCH International isn't your normal Chinese manufacturing company. They're located in Shenzhen, a sleepy fishing village in the 1970's that is now home to 9 million people. It's an Irish company, head...
09:19 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Sends Out Invites For Their March 2nd iPad Event ""  We'll Be There Live!
Boom! One way or another, word of a March 2nd Apple event trickled out yesterday morning "  and sure enough, the invite just hit my inbox.Apple's straying from their generally coy approach w...
09:17 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Little Magic Stories: Interactive Art With The Kinect
Chris O'Shea makes great stuff using a hacked Kinect. This latest experiment is a performance system called Little Magic Stories. It uses a Kinect sensor and a glass screen to create a "Pepper's Ghost...
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Exclusive: Grey Area Raises $2.5 Million To Turn Your City Into A Game
Exclusive - Grey Area, a small Finnish smartphone games developer, has raised $2.5 million in Series A funding from Index Ventures, London Venture Partners and Initial Capital, TechCrunch has learned....
08:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Google Grants $2.7 Million To IPI To Promote Innovation In Online Journalism
Search and online advertising juggernaut Google announced a couple of months ago that it would be providing some $5 million in grants to non-profit organizations devoted to innovating journalism. Arou...
08:03 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Archos Actually Doing Well, Financial-Wise
Remember Archos? With all this talk of Droids v. iStuff, Archos' stable and handsome PMP/Tablet line has been cast by the wayside, relegated to a distant third place where it commiserates daily wi...
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Study: Cell Phone Radiation May Cause Brain Activity, Whatever That Means
Do cell phones cause cancer? Some say yes. Some say no. Nobody knows. The frequencies and powers of the radiation used in them haven't been in use long enough for us to get decent long-terms studi...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch More Signs Point To Light Peak Debuting On Upcoming MacBook Pros, To Be Called Thunderbolt
Apple rumors are flying left and right, but the latest might just be the wildest of them all. This rumor states the upcoming MacBook Pro models will feature Intel's Light Peak high speed data connecti...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch BookRenter Raises $40 Million To Take On Chegg In Textbook Rentals
College textbook rental startup BookRenter has raised $40 million in funding from Adams Capital Management, Comerica Bank, Focus Ventures, Lighthouse Capital Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, and St...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch MocoSpace Launches $1M Mobile Game Developer Fund
Mobile social network MocoSpace is launching a $1 million HTML5 Mobile Game Developer Fund to accelerate the development of games played on smartphone browsers. MocoSpace develops a web-based social n...
06:29 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Myspace Music Teams Up With Songtrust For Music Publishing Management Services
Songtrust (founded in October, 2010) and Myspace Music this morning announced a partnership to bring Songtrust's music publishing management services to the social network's (vast) audience of DIY son...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch SponsorPay Takes Funding From Nokia Growth Partners To Target Mobile
SponsorPay, the European provider of advertisement-based payment systems, has raised further investment. This time the undisclosed funding comes from Nokia Growth Partners, the $350m fund with close t...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Score! Perform Group Buys Goal.com From Bessemer To Go Direct-To-Consumer
Digital sports media company Perform Group has acquired football site Goal.com for an undisclosed sum to stride into the direct-to-consumer market (via PaidContent).Perform will assume 100% ownership ...
04:19 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Google Is Eating Calendar Events For "Less Than 0.125%"  Of Its User Base (Updated)
It seems we only mention Google Calendar here on TechCrunch anymore when things inevitably go wrong - which means we get to cover the cloud-based calendaring service quite often, unfortunately.We've b...
10:07 am GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch New Final Cut Pro Is Real, And It's Spectacular (And It's Expected Spring 2011)
Because it seems like it's Apple rumor day I'd thought I'd throw my (very small) hat in the ring. More than a year has passed since Final Cut Pro's last release and we've seen two reported Steve Jobs ...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Bandwidth.com Acquires Dash Carrier Services To Add Emergency Calling To VoIP Applications
Bandwidth.com, a supplier of VoIP network services to Skype, Pinger, and others, has acquired Dash Carrier Services, a provider of emergency calling telephony services (i.e. 911 calling). Terms of the...
09:59 am GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Goldman Sachs Pumps A Whopping $70M Into Virtualization Company AppSense
AppSense, which specializes in what it calls 'user virtualization' solutions, has raised $70 million in its very first round of funding. Interestingly, the entire investment comes from one backer, Gol...
09:37 am GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch A Sleeping OS X Lion Stirs
The iPad 2 nears! An iPad 3 is on the horizon! iPhone 5 is coming! Maybe an iPhone nano! New MacBook Pros! New iMacs! Maybe even an Apple television! Of all the Apple rumors out there right now, there...
07:32 am GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch ShopSavvy Integrates Groupon To Bring You More Relevant Mobile Local Deals
In one more step towards the Groupon-ification of everyday life, ShopSavvy, the app that allows you to scan in a barcode, do a product lookup and find comprable deals on products nearby or online is a...
06:58 am GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Forget HomeAway, Inspirato Is Like Timeshare For The Wealthy
Companies like Exclusive Resorts and Quintess cater to the wealthy by giving them access to luxury home rentals at relatively reasonable prices. If you're traveling with a family or multiple couples, ...
06:33 am GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Google Renews Battle Over Facebook Contacts, Removes Phone Directory Sync On Nexus S
As part of today's roll-out of Gingerbread updates to the Nexus One and Nexus S, Google also took an aggressive jab at Facebook: it has removed the ability of Facebook users to merge their "~...
06:30 am GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Google Pushes Gingerbread To Nexus One, Improves NFC Support On Nexus S
Nexus One owners, the surprisingly long wait is (almost) over: today Google has begun pushing out the latest version of Android, codenamed Gingerbread, to Nexus One devices. The rollout will likely ta...
05:02 am GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch FTC To Examine Apple's In-App Purchases" For Being Too Easy
No, the FTC hasn't taken on Apple over its controversial 30% fee for subscription-based apps on the App Store. But, according to Cecilia Kang at the Washington Post, it is investigating whether the fe...
03:51 am GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Rumors Of Apple Rumors Now Leading To Rumors Of Counter-Rumors
The Apple rumor economy has always been fascinating. More so than any other company, people obsess over little tidbits of information which may be true, may be half true, may be half false, or may be ...
01:39 am GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch One Browser Input To Rule Them All: Here Come The Chrome Omnibox Extensions
If Chrome's best feature is its speed, it's second best feature has to be the Omnibox. I'm still not sure why every browser doesn't simply offer one box for both searching and typing in URLs. But the ...
01:26 am GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Intel Leads $12 Million Round In Game Developer Digital Chocolate
Game developer Digital Chocolate has just announced a $12 million Series D funding round led by Intel Capital, with prior investors Sutter Hill Ventures and Bridgescale Partners participating in the r...
12:43 am GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Ask a VC is Back with Tony Conrad
We’ve had a few weeks off for Ask a VC, but we’re back this week with Tony Conrad of True Ventures. Conrad is an interesting guy, because he’s a mix between an entrepreneur and a ven...
12:19 am GMT - Wed, February 23, 2011
Techcrunch Friended: True, Native iPad Access To Facebook
If you've ever opened the pixellated hell that is the Facebook iPhone app on the iPad, you'll realize that something must be done to improve our species ability to connect with friends and relations. ...
11:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch Rumor: Apple's iPad 2 Event Is On March 2
Here we go: speculation and alarums! AllThingsD has news of the latest Apple Media event and, although there is no time or location set, expect this event to be the unveiling of the iPad 2 or, if Grub...
11:38 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch How Many Investors Are Too Many?
Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster, a 2x entrepreneur who has gone to the Dark Side of VC. He started his first company in 1999 and was headquartered in London, leaving in 2005 and sel...
11:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch Mobile Payments Startup Square Ups The Ante, Drops Transaction Fee For Businesses
Mobile payments company Square has made an interesting move today, which should put competitors Verifone and Intuit on notice. The startup is dropping the per transaction charge for any business using...
11:26 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Interview with Opera's Jon Von Tetzchner
Back in the day, before the iPhone, before Android, before Webkit, before Skyfire, when we suffered through mobile web experiences using Pocket IE or worse yet maybe a preinstalled Motorola WAP 2.0 br...
11:04 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) David Karp: "Making Money Off Tumblr Would Be Incredibly Easy" 
It's a common criticism of popular Web services that don't yet make a lot of money: Where's the business model? That criticism has certainly been lobbed at Tumblr, the short-burst publishing plat...
10:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch A Newly Fertile Crescent
The early successes of revolutionaries in Egypt seems to be touching off a number of other movements in the area, from Libya to Bahrain, and will likely spread further, as the fervor seems not to be d...
10:22 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch Alibaba And The Curse Of Chinese Manufacturing
A fairly unnoticed story percolated through the interwebs this weekend about Alibaba's CEO and hundreds of employees being implicated in what amounts to a payola scandal. Alibaba is a site that allows...
10:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch New York City To Put QR Codes On All Building Permits By 2013
New York City's Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the use of Quick Response or QR codes (which are something like a smartphone-readable barcode) on building permits, to provide New Yorkers wi...
09:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch Next Question: What's A Publishing App?
We created subscriptions for publishing apps, not SaaS apps. " email attributed to Steve JobsThere's been so much confusion in the wake of A...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch Angry Birds Available For Windows On Intel AppUp Store
Oh, happy day! Angry Birds is now available for the PC. "But wait,"  you say. "There's no app store on Windows. How will I download it?"  Don't worry: Intel has you c...
07:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch Sex.com: Now Officially The Most Expensive Domain Name In The World
The recent sale of sex.com, brokered by domain marketplace operator Sedo, has resulted in a Guinness World Record for "most expensive internet address domain name".Sex.com was sold for $13 millio...
07:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch Paydiant Throws Its Hat Into The Mobile Payments Ring, Raises $7.6 Million
Paydiant, a new Boston-based mobile payments startup, this morning announced that it closed a $7.6 million Series A round of funding led by North Bridge Venture Partners and General Catalyst Partners....
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch The PayPal Mafia Puts $525K In CapLinked, A LinkedIn-Meets-Salesforce For Private Investing
There a few platforms that aim to connect investors and startups on the web, including AngelList, but for the most part investment transactions and venture funding is done face-to-face, many times wit...
06:56 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon Prime Instant Video Now Streaming Free To Prime Subscribers
The rumor mill got one right. Amazon just launched the instant streaming service for Prime subs. The service opens up "5,000 movies and TV show at no additional cost" to those who pay for the Amazon P...
10:21 am GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch I Will Check My Phone At Dinner And You Will Deal With It
The next time you go out to dinner, look around. Depending on the restaurant, there will be anywhere from a few people with their heads buried in their phones, to a ton of people in that position. If ...
08:37 am GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch 4SquareAnd7YearsAgo Knows Where You Checked-In Last Year
From the folks that brought you FlickSquare now comes 4SquareAnd7YearsAgo, a simple app that emails you with a reminder of where you've checked in on Foursquare from a year ago. All you need to to is ...
07:07 am GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch Engineers Recruit Engineers With Hackruiter
Previously video-hiring service HireHive, the founders behind Y Combinator-backed Hackruiter have taken the next logical step in being solving the problem of hiring good people, and have actually beco...
06:52 am GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch Adobe: Flash Coming To Android Tablets "Within A Few Weeks" 
Earlier today there was quite a bit of commotion in the tech press over a Verizon ad that stated that Flash wouldn't be making its way to Android tablets until Spring 2011. Which has the potential to ...
06:25 am GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch YC-Funded HelloFax: Sign And Send Faxes From Your Browser, Without The Hassle
In a perfect world, the fax machine would have taken the hint by now and made a graceful exit as it was supplanted by superior (and more environmentally friendly) technologies like email and e-signatu...
04:29 am GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch Despite 861.5 Percent Growth, Android Market Revenues Remain Puny
You read the headline "Android Market grows a staggering 861.5 per cent", and you think, "Wow, Android is really on a tear." But then you look at the fine print, and you realize that Android Market r...
02:17 am GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch Is The First Official Chrome OS Device A Monitor Or All-In-One PC? Nope.
Earlier today we received a tip to check out the blog Chrome OS Site for the details on the first official Chrome OS device. Obviously intrigued, I clicked through. There, I read about not a notebook ...
01:59 am GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch Video: CrunchGear Reviews The Wannabe-Techy Scion XB
Last week, we got a Scion xB to drive. Our initial impression was that it looked "tastefully tuner"  and was very spacious inside. A quick glance over its tech and we quickly realized t...
01:58 am GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch Alibaba.com CEO And COO Out Because Of Vendor Fraud
Alibaba.com CEO David Wei and COO Elvis Lee have resigned this morning after an internal probe found that more than 2000 sellers on the e-commerce site were committing fraud, in some cases to the know...
01:19 am GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch Guest Post: How Online Work Can Save America
On a dusty summer day in July 2009, I taught a young, impoverished refugee in Dadaab, Kenya, to earn money online.Paul Parach (pictured left, video below) had fled South Sudan at age seven and lived i...
12:03 am GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Why David Karp Started Tumblr: Blogs Don't Work For Most People
In the never-ending debate between blogging and micro-blogging, Tumblr usually gets lumped in with Twitter and Facebook on the micro-blogging side. But Tumblr is actually somewhere in between the sta...
12:02 am GMT - Tue, February 22, 2011
Techcrunch Breakup Notifier Emails You When People You're Stalking On Facebook Change Their Relationships
"Zuckerberg sometimes amused himself by conducting experiments. For instance, he concluded that by examining friend relationships and communications patterns he could determine with about 33 percent a...
11:48 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Techcrunch Foursquare Closing In On 7 Million Users
Foursquare has just crossed 7,000,000 user IDs, which should mean that the location-based social network will be hitting 7 million registered users in the coming week. As we learned from the Foursquar...
11:21 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Techcrunch New Amazon Kindle Commercial: "The Book Lives On" 
Amazon has just released yet another new commercial for the Kindle, which again takes aim at its major competitor, the iPad. The commercial includes the fact that Amazon now has over 800,000 titles in...
11:13 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Techcrunch Will You Miss The Browser Address Bar If Google Kills It?
Say goodbye to your address bar" maybe. Google is mulling over replacing the address bar found in its Chrome Web browser with something less intrusive (if that's the word to use). In one scenario...
10:27 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Techcrunch The Best Birthday Cake Ever (Angry Birds Edition)
Anyone with kids and a touchscreen device (Android, iPhone, iPad) knows one truth: kids love Angry Birds. My own 6-year-old is obsessed with the game and is constantly draining the batteries on my iP...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Techcrunch Yobongo Will Be In The Running For The Addictive App At This Year's SXSW
A month ago, we detailed a new location-based realtime chat service calledYobongo. At the time, co-founderCaleb Elston didn't want us to show shots of the app in action because it was still a work-in-...
09:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Techcrunch Zagat.com Relaunches With More Free Content Including Maps, Lists, Third-Party Reviews
Restaurant review company Zagat is best known for its print surveys that review and rank the best restaurants, bars and more in a particular city or region. But with the success of user-generated rev...
09:03 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Smacks Readability In The Face With Subscription Rules; All SaaS In Trouble
We've already been over (and over and over and over and over) Apple's new iOS subscription rules. And the initial backlash has seemingly cooled down as everyone has moved on to the next hot topic of t...
08:56 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Techcrunch Threadless Is Now Crowdsourcing For Causes
Threadless, one of the original crowdsourcing sites that pioneered the idea a decade ago and is now paying out more than $1 million a year in artist fees, is not just for T-shirts anymore. Today, th...
07:33 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Connected Medical Devices At The GSMA Embedded Mobile House
The Embedded Mobile House at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2011? It sounded like science fiction to me or like one of those old IBM commercials hype-ing RFID for transportation logistics. It soun...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Techcrunch Lab42"s Surveys Offer Market Research Via Social Networks
Using surveys for market research on Facebook and other social networks has become a popular way to gain consumer insight quickly and efficiently. Chicago-based Lab42 is an online market research star...
10:33 am GMT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Techcrunch DST About To Lead Huge Spotify Funding
European streaming music startup Spotify is in the process of closing a very large financing, say multiple sources. DST, the venture firm that has backed Facebook, Groupon and Zynga, is said to be lea...
10:26 am GMT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Techcrunch Yahoo Engineer Complains About Lack Of Innovation At Yahoo
Right now Yahoo engineerJeremy Johnstone is my hero. Frustrated with with Flickr's lack of HTML5 support on the web, Johnstone -- whose position is currently "Technical Yahoo!" on the Yahoo For Good t...
05:10 am GMT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter Reinstates UberSocial And Twidroyd, UberMedia iPhone Apps Still Await Review
Looks like Bill Gross' UberMedia has had its API access reinstated for at least two of its apps this Sunday afternoon, after a dramatic turn of events led to them being shut down on Friday. In their r...
03:41 am GMT - Mon, February 21, 2011
Techcrunch Peter Relan On How CrowdStar Plans To Take On Zynga, EA And Playdom In 2011
With 45 million monthly active users on Facebook, CrowdStar is now the second largest social gaming network behind Zynga (which has 275 million monthly active users). Second in line in the social gami...
11:56 pm GMT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Techcrunch Born This Way
Last night at the dinner table we wrestled with the next generation in the form of our 17 year old. It all began when she asked to borrow my iPad for "a second." We had been discussing Lady Gaga's new...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Techcrunch Women and Tech: Focus On Female Consumers And The Founders Will Follow
Editor's note: This is a guest post written by TheIceBreak CEO Christina Brodbeck. Brodbeck is a UI designer, angel investor and entrepreneur based in San Francisco, CA.Women in tech. I hate to say it...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Techcrunch Quora vs. StackExchange: Why, Joel, Why?
The Q&A land rush is on. Quora, of course, has been hyped to the moon, and not without reason. Fortune magazine recently profiled five more Q&A sites, and three new ones just launched: Cloudy,...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Techcrunch The Next Mass Consumer Social Wave: Political Expression
People always say things change fast in Silicon Valley. Here, and in other entrepreneurial communities around our country, ideas collide, companies form, money is injected, talent is allocated, and th...
11:58 am GMT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Techcrunch To Celebrate The #Jan25 Revolution, Egyptian Names His Firstborn "Facebook" 
Cultural relativity is an amazing thing. While American parents worry about their kids being on Facebook, Egyptian parents are naming their kids "Facebook," to commemorate the events surrounding the #...
11:50 am GMT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Techcrunch Come to Office Hours with TechCrunch Europe @TechHub
Attention European startups based in or passing through London.I will be hosting regular "Office Hours" from now on so I can meet you and hear about your company.I'm initially trying an experiment by ...
06:18 am GMT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Techcrunch Paul Miller And The Five Rules Of Stunt Resignation
On Friday afternoon, Paul J. Miller caused what passes for a kerfuffle inside the technology journalism meta-bubble.Miller, as you know, is "Senior Associate Editor" at our estranged sister site Engad...
03:39 am GMT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Techcrunch This Is Business, Not Personal.
In Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 film The Godfather, there's a scene between Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) and Sonny Corleone (James Caan) that plays out like this:Tom: Your father wouldn't want to hear thi...
02:30 am GMT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Fred Wilson, The Full Interview
What was the best business decision VC Fred Wilson ever made? What was the worst? What part of his job does he dislike the most? The answers might surprise you. In the video above, Wils...
12:30 am GMT - Sun, February 20, 2011
Techcrunch Steve Jobs Doesn't Want to Kill Publishers, But Apple's Subscription Strategy Will
Publishers have been struggling for years. Now local newspapers, magazines and even the New York Times, that Grey Lady, are being treated like old ladies by Apple, stealing their pocketbooks while the...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 2.19.11 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang conflated two major stories this week into one: Apple's terms of service for app store approval, and Twitter's actions regarding UberMedia. The noise regarding Apple being hauled in f...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Techcrunch For Mobile Apps, It's 1996 All Over Again
1996 was a great year in the life of the web. Netscape had launched two years earlier, [email protected] was going to wire all of our homes with unthinkably fast megabit connections, Webvan was going to del...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Techcrunch What I Want in My New Google
I sent my first e-mail message in 1995, to a member of my development team. That was the only person I knew who had an e-mail address in those days. I also did my first web search around that time. I ...
07:39 am GMT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Valued At $67.5 Billion In SecondMarket's 10th Auction
Last time we checked in with SecondMarket in late January, Facebook shares had declined from the auction's high point at $28.26 a share (a $70 billion + valuation) to $26.25 a share which means a...
05:56 am GMT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Techcrunch Socialcam: A Look At Justin.tv's Upcoming "~Instagram for Video'
Between the likes of picplz and Instagram, image-sharing sites are making plenty of headlines these days. And there's one obvious offshoot that seems ripe for similar services: video. Granted, Path o...
05:20 am GMT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Tickets to Sarah Lacy's SF Book Launch Party, PLUS A Free Signed Copy Of Her New Book
Want to come celebrate Sarah Lacy's new book with us in San Francisco? Here's your chance. We are giving away 10 free tickets to her launch party, all of which include a free signed copy of her cr...
04:59 am GMT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Techcrunch Voyurl Is Climbing In Your Browser Window, Snatching Your Surfing History Up
It was back in July of last year that we first wrote about a service called Voyurl with the headline:It's Hard To Tell If Voyurl Or Their Ads Are Creepier. You see, at the time, the still-in-stealth s...
04:57 am GMT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Techcrunch Libya Follows Egypt's Lead, Starts Shutting Off Internet Services
Both the BBC and the AFP are reporting thatMuammar Gaddafi's government in Libya has began to block user access to Facebook in the country's capital of Tripoli and are shutting down access to Internet...
03:48 am GMT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Apple's New Subscription Rules (With Rhapsody President Jon Irwin)
The media world is in a tizzy over Apple's new subscription billing rules for iPad and iPhone apps. Basically, Apple will now take a 30 percent cut of all in-app subscription revenues and own all the...
03:43 am GMT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Techcrunch Have Work, Will Travel: LiquidSpace Aims To Test Their "~AirBnb For Workspaces' At SXSW
I don't know how many times I've been visiting a city, looking for a place to work, and have just ended up in a Starbucks. I hate working in Starbucks. But I know they have WiFi, so I go there anyway....
02:43 am GMT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Techcrunch Sarah Lacy's SF Book Launch Party Is ON! Tickets Available" Now
Last week, Mike promised that, if Sarah Lacy's new book, Brilliant Crazy, Cocky, reached the number one slot in Amazon's Entrepreneurship category, we'd host a big launch party in San Francisco.At Tec...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Techcrunch Last Tweets Users See On Banned Client Twidroyd Pushed By Twitter
This morning Twitter shut down UberMedia clients UberTwitter and Twitdroyd because of privacy violations for tweets more than 140 characters, monetization violations (concerning affiliate links) as we...
01:34 am GMT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Techcrunch The Missing NativeWeb App Link: Google Says Native Client Almost Ready To Go
We've written a number of things about the contrast between native apps and web apps. The common consensus these days is that the two will eventually converge "  but that has been happening ...
01:20 am GMT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Techcrunch UberMedia CEO Bill Gross: Twitter Turn-Off "Took Us By Surprise,"  But "We Will Change" 
I just got off the phone with UberMedia CEO and Idealab founder Bill Gross on the heels of Twitter's suspension of two of UberMedia's products, UberTwitter and Twidroyd, for violating Twitter's API ru...
12:49 am GMT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Techcrunch Groupme And Foursquare Allow You To Create Texting Groups With Friends Nearby
TechCrunch Disrupt finalist Groupme has launched a cool new feature today, in advance of tomorrow's Foursquare hackday. People who link their Foursquare accounts to Groupme here can pull up an interfa...
12:02 am GMT - Sat, February 19, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter Suspends UberMedia Clients For Privacy And Monetization Violations, Trademark Infringement
Well this is interesting. According to this post, Twitter has suspended UberTwitter and Twidroyd for violating its policies.The action is even more fascinating considering that UberMedia, which opera...
11:59 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Techcrunch Radiohead's Day Early Online Release Of "~The King Of Limbs' Goes Viral
It's as if Radiohead got the lion's share of Internet awareness, leaving the rest of the music industry completely clueless. Pretty much all anyone can talk about right now is Radiohead's The King of ...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: A Boxee Box #TechCrunch
We have given away an Apple iPad, Google Chrome Cr-48 Notebooks, a Dell Vostro V130 laptop, a Google Nexus S, and many other prizes over the last few months. We didn't want to disappoint this time aro...
09:50 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Shares Are Worth Almost Three Times More Than Tweets For E-Commerce
White label daily deals platform and TC Disrupt finalist ChompOn is releasing some interesting data today comparing the value of shares, Tweets, likes and follows in the context of e-commerce. Using d...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Techcrunch What Are President Obama, Zuck, Jobs And Other Silicon Valley Tech Stars Toasting To?
The White House has just posted several photos from President Obama's dinner with a number of Silicon Valley's technology CEOs and leaders yesterday evening. As you can see from the photos, the star s...
08:46 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Techcrunch The Samwer Brothers Make A Killing After Selling Facebook Stake From 2008
The three Samwer brothers behind the highly successful European Founders Fund in Germany have sold their shares in Facebook, according to a report in the German press. Marc, Oliver and Alexander Samwe...
07:12 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Techcrunch AC130 For Android: Turn Those Benjamins Into Little People And Then Destroy Them
BeyondReality's Jeroen Mol has an interesting concept for his new Augmented Reality game slated to go live in the Android Market in the next month or so. His clever idea of using paper money notes as ...
06:52 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Techcrunch eBay And PayPal Team Up For Developer Conference And Open Platform
eBay owns payments giant PayPal, and PayPal is deeply integrated within eBay's marketplace but both companies have operated fairly separately when it comes to APIs and developer relations. But interes...
06:35 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Techcrunch RoundPegg Raises $1.27 Million To Be The eHarmony For Jobs
Job hiring startup RoundPegg has raised $1.27 million in new funding led by Access Venture Partners with Croghan Investments participating. RoundPegg is a graduate of the TechStars class of 2010. Roun...
01:07 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2011
Techcrunch San Francisco Wants to Tax Your Stock Options"" All of Them.
Few people are aware the San Francisco has had a tax provision in its municipal code since 2004 that requires companies to pay a payroll tax on gains from employee stock options. No one pays it, and S...