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09:05 pm GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: A Free Ticket To Disrupt NYC #TechCrunch
Here is another chance to win a free ticket to this year's Disrupt in NYC. . We have announced some amazing guests and speakers for this year's Disrupt and we will be announcing more later on today. T...
08:01 pm GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch Nokia Siemens Closes $975M Acquisition Of Motorola Solutions' Wireless Network Assets
Nokia Siemens has closed the acquisition of the wireless network infrastructure assets of Motorola Solutions today. The company reports that it paid $975 million in cash for the assets and approximate...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch AudioMicro Partners With Microsoft: Free Music, Sound Effects For Office 2010 Users
AudioMicro, a site where you can find royalty-free stock music and sound effects backed by DFJ Frontier and Fotolia, has struck a deal with Microsoft to provide music and sound effect files to Microso...
05:55 pm GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch Matrix Partners Closes $650 Million Funds To Invest More In China, India
Matrix Partners, a US-based investment firm with additional offices in India and China, this morning announced that it has closed two new funds: Matrix Partners China II (at $350 million) and Matrix P...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch The Future of Advertising Will Be Integrated
Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC atGRP Partners. Read more about Suster atBothsidesofthetableBanner Ads. They first started in 1994 and are ther...
04:50 pm GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter Gets Hit With Bizarre Class Action Lawsuit Over Unsolicited SMS Notifications
Two California residents, Drew Moss and Sahar Maleksaeedi, have filed a rather peculiar class action lawsuit against Twitter (see documents embedded below). Basically, they're suing over the fact that...
04:45 pm GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch eBay: Searches For Royal Wedding Products Up 1,815 Percent In 2011
The Royal Wedding is finally over, and William and Kate are hitched. The wedding goes beyond just a ceremony, the event is actually a huge business. Between replicas of Kate Middleton's engagement rin...
03:31 pm GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch Zwapp Puts A Social Layer Over Your iPhone Apps
Sharing what mobile apps you have in a social network has been tried various ways. Appsfire hit on the idea of socialising apps. Zwapp is coming at it from a slightly different angle. Its iPhone app (...
02:07 pm GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch Onavo's Guy Rosen Plans To Disrupt Data Roaming (TCTV)
Onavo, as we just reported, is a magical iPhone app which literally shrinks the data your phone uses and thus your roaming data bill when you are travelling. It launches today and I caught up with CEO...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch Onavo Is A Money-Saving, Must-Have App For EVERY iPhone Data User
There's really no better way to describe Onavo other than a must-have app for any and every iPhone user on a data plan. I'll go a step further: I think it's the very first app one should install.Why&#...
12:28 pm GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch Behind The Scenes: Record Label Demands From Amazon
Amazon defied the record labels by launching an unlicensed personal cloud music service. (Disclosure: I'm CEO of competitor MP3tunes.) Music companies immediately expressed their dissatisfaction and A...
10:04 am GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch Worldwide Mobile Phone Market Grew 20% In Q1 2011, Fueled By Smartphone Boom
According to research firm IDC, the global mobile phone market ballooned in the first quarter of this year, growing 19.8 percent year-over-year, mostly due to the meteoric rise of smartphone shipments...
07:40 am GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch Square To Beef Up Card Reader Security This Summer (And VeriFone Wasn't So Wrong, After All)
Yesterday was a big day for hot mobile payments startup Square. The company announced that it received a strategic investment from Visa, giving the company a big stamp approval. And it also announced ...
05:21 am GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch South Park Scares You Into Reading Apple's Terms And Conditions
You know the drill ... You open iTunes and there's a popup that asks you to download a new version. You download the newest version and there's another popup asking you to agree to Apple's Terms of Se...
04:20 am GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch eBay's PayPal Buys Mobile Payments Startup Fig Card
In its second acquisition in two weeks, eBay's PayPal unit has bought mobile payments startup FigCard. Terms of the acquisition, which was announced on the PayPal blog, were not disclosed. Boston-bas...
04:12 am GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch Buzz Off, Google Buzz
Two days ago, we removed the Google Buzz button from the top and bottom of each post on TechCrunch. No one noticed. Not a single person said a word about it. It wasn't until earlier today when I tweet...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch With A New Suite Of Games, Arkadium Lets Gamers Play Right On Their Facebook Walls
Arkadium, the casual and social game developer, is announcing today the release of the Arkadium Stadium, a suite of 12 Flash-based games that users can post and play right from their Facebook walls. ...
02:48 am GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch On Track To Make $8 Million This Year, Refinery29 Invades San Francisco
Fashion news site Refinery29 is on a roll. The hyperlocal fashion site is expanding to San Francisco today, its fourth city after New York, LA, and Chicago. The site covers high-end local fashion de...
02:46 am GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch Why Can't Anyone Make A Popular Tablet?
I've been thinking a lot about the popularity of tablets and the problems manufacturers face coming up against the iPad. The devices that we see here at CG are all pretty amazing - even the Playbook w...
02:12 am GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch LivingTechie Is A Groupon For Techies
Just to add more fuel to the conflict of interest fire we have raging over at TC HQ today, TechCrunch Israeli correspondent and Soluto Head of Product Roi Carthy has decided to build a startup. You'd...
01:54 am GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On" Robert Vamosi: When Gadgets Betray Us + Book Giveaway
Can gadgets betray us? Is the Pope Catholic?Last week, we ran an interview with Robert Vamosi, a senior security analyst at Mocana, and the author of When Gadgets Betray Us, about the iPhone l...
01:30 am GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch The Complete Guide To Watching And Tracking The Royal Wedding Online
For any of you caught up in the frenzy over the royal wedding between England's Prince William and Kate Middleton, we've collected a comprehensive list of where to watch the festivities online, where...
01:13 am GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch (Fly Or Die) Can TweetDeck's New iPhone App Survive A Twitter Acquisition
TweetDeck's new iPhone app came out a couple days ago. It is completely redesigned from the ground up and looks more like it's Android cousin than the first TweetDeck for iPhone. Instead of crammin...
12:50 am GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch It's Face Time: Google Talk For Android Phones Gets Video Chat Support
If you're on an Android device, you may know that there are already plenty of ways to conduct video and voice calls using various third party applications (Qik, Fring, etc.). But that functionality ha...
12:27 am GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Revenue Up 13% to $16.43B, Earnings At $0.61 Per Share
Microsoft just reported its third quarter 2011 earnings today with revenues of $16.43 billion, an increase of 13% from the same period of 2010. Microsoft's operating income was $5.71 billion, its net ...
12:24 am GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch The Final Shoe Drops: Apple Now More Profitable Than Microsoft Too
Just about a year ago, when Apple passed Microsoft in market cap, the Redmond loyalists were out in full force: that means nothing "  look at the revenues! When Apple passed Microsoft in rev...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, April 29, 2011
Techcrunch Accel Invests $35M. in 99designs"After Years of Trying
Accel Partners has invested $35 million in the crowdsource design service 99designs-- a monster of a series A. Of course, 99designs is not your average early-stage startup. Born in Melbourne, Australi...
11:53 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Spotify Lands Major Studio Deals, Prepares To Launch Movie Service
Spotify continues to negotiate with Facebook over its long promised U.S. launch. But that isn't the only thing the music streaming service has been up to. They've negotiated a number of deals with maj...
11:33 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Techmeme Becomes Jobmeme Too
How do you know times are booming in the tech sector? Techmemejust became a job board.To be clear, it will continue to be the go-to source for technology news as it has been for the past several y...
11:26 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Visible Measures Raises $7.7 Million For Online Video Engagement Solution
Visible Measures, a third-party online media measurement solution for advertisers and publishers, announced today that it has secured $7.7 million in an open-ended financing round led by DAG Ventures,...
11:26 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Hulu Plus Hits XBox Live Tomorrow And The First Week Is Free
You've waited for it. You've prayed for it. You've spilled the blood of countless sacrificial chickens for it. And now it's here: Hulu Plus for XBox 360.The service is launching tomorrow and you're ba...
11:02 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch CrowdStar Nabs Seasoned Mobile Exec Alex Galvagni As New Studio Head
Social gaming company CrowdStar has hired former Glu and Transpera executive, Alex Galvagni, as the Head of Studios. In his role, Galvagni will be taking on a COO-like position, heading up scaling the...
11:01 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch AppShowcase Lets Companies Like SimpleGeo Spotlight Apps Built With Their API
Appstores.com, formerly Appbistro, is finally live today with the release of its AppShowcase product. AppShowcase lets platforms like Eventbrite and SimpleGeo automate the process of showcasing (I kno...
10:49 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Investors Don't Just Like LikeALittle A Little, They Like It A Lot
Anytime there's a startup that has been quietly catching fire, you can always find a trail of investors warming themselves by the flames. Take LikeALittle, for example. Though they've kept it quiet, w...
09:59 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Hitpost 2.0 Looks To Score With Player Tweets And News Alongside The Pictures
When we first looked at Hitpost back in January, it was still just a concept "  people taking pictures of sporting events and talking about them as they watch them on TV. Shortly thereafter,...
09:50 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Users Will Download 44 Billion Mobile Apps By 2016
There's no doubt that there's been both an explosion of growth in mobile app downloads and app stores. While Apple's App Store has dominated in terms of number of apps and downloads, Distimo just rele...
09:12 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Pixamid Is What Color Should Be "" Agnostic About Photo Apps
When Color came out with its $41m play, a rather lesser known startup had planned to launch around the same time - as these things go. How often does that happen? Pretty damn often no doubt. But w...
09:07 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Cooliris Turns Liveshare Into An Insanely Fast Media Sharing Tool
Silicon Valley startup Cooliris demoed the next version of its social communication and media sharing app LiveShare to me earlier this week, and I was blown away by exactly how instant the sharing of ...
08:26 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Tell Your Gullible Relatives Not To Click On Any Banned Lady Gaga Video Links
There is a fairly egregious worm going around now that masquerades as a YouTube link for a "banned" Lady Gaga video. When you click on the bit.ly link it sends you to a fake YouTube page and then asks...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Cardpool Mobile Allows You To Buy And Use Gift Cards On The Go
Y Combinator-backed Cardpool recently launched the ability to sell a gift card online without having to mail it in via snail mail. Cardpool launched this feature because the startup realized that many...
07:54 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Breaking: Russian Search Giant Yandex Files For IPO
Yandex, one of the leading internet companies in Russia, this morning announced that it has filed a registration statement with the SEC for a proposed initial public offering, as expected. The number ...
07:54 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Russian Search Giant Yandex Seeks To Raise Up To $1 Billion In IPO
Yandex, one of the leading Internet companies in Russia, this morning announced that it has filed a registration statement with the SEC for a proposed initial public offering, as expected. The number ...
07:53 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Kickstarter, Two Years And 20,000 Projects Later: $53 Million Pledged, $40 Million Collected
Two years ago, crowd-funding phenom Kickstarter launched with a handful of projects. Anyone with an idea for a film, album, art project, or product could make their pitch, say how much they needed to ...
07:51 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Genomatica Exporting Sustainable Chemicals Technology To Asia
One of the largest chemical companies in Asia, Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. in Japan, has formed a partnership with San Diego, Calif.-based Genomatica, a sustainable chemicals startup, the companies rev...
06:53 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Investors Fred Wilson, John Borthwick and Josh Kopelman Are Ready To Disrupt NYC
Where there are startups, there are great investors backing them up. The resurgence of New York City as a startup capital the past few years has witnessed the rise in prominence of several East Coast...
06:52 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Startups.com Now Offers Daily Deals For Online Business Owners
Back in October 2008, KillerStartups acquired the domain name Startups.com for roughly $500,000 in cash. About a year later, Startups.com was relaunched as a Q&A site for business questions. Today...
06:02 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Crisp Media Raises $6 Million From Intel And Others To Take Its Rich Media Platform Global
Crisp Media, a cross-platform rich media advertising company, today announced that it has raised a $6 million round of growth capital from Meritage Funds, Intel Capital, and EDBI. The round brings Cri...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Flash Sales Site Ideeli Raises $41 Million
Flash sales site Ideeli, which was founded in 2007, has raised $41 million in Series C funding led by Next World Capital with Cue Ball Capital, StarVest Partners, Constellation Growth Capital and Kodi...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Less Altruism, More Capitalism "" Flattr Users No Longer Need To Give To Receive
Flattr, the social micropayment startup founded by ex-Pirate Bay associates, is announcing a significant change today.In a move that represents less altruism and more capitalism, from May 1st onwards ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Clarizen Raises $12 Million For Project Management Software
Clarizen, provider of online work and project management software, has raised $12 million in venture funding led by Opus Capital Ventures with Benchmark Capital, Carmel Ventures and DAG Ventures parti...
04:32 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Media Corporation Sells Gambling.com To Unnamed UK Company For $2.5 Million
Sedo will announce shortly that it has sold the most expensive domain name of this year so far in its third biggest public sale ever handled behind sex.com ($13 million) and vodka.com ($3 million). Th...
04:13 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch BMC Buys Web Application Performance Management Software Maker Coradiant
BMC Software this morning announced that it has acquired Coradiant, a privately-held provider of web application performance monitoring solutions.BMC pitches the purchase as a way to enhance its abili...
04:02 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Did Apple Buy iCloud.com For $4.5 Million? It's Possible, But "
Om Malik got a tip from an unidentified source who told him that Apple purchased the domain name icloud.com from a Swedish company called Xcerion (which recently renamed its iCloud service to CloudMe)...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Gaming Startup The Casual Collective Rebrands As Kixeye; Launches Battle Pirates On Facebook
Social gaming developer the Casual Collective is rebranding today as Kixeye and debuting a new game, Battle Pirates, today on Facebook. Battle Pirates is a real time strategy game featuring base build...
03:25 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Spiceworks Raises $25 Million To Be The Facebook For IT Managers
Spiceworks, a startup that develops Web-connected social IT management software, has raised a whopping $25 million in new funding from Adams Street Partners, Tenaya Capital, Institutional Venture Par...
12:09 pm GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Inspirato Takes Another $11 Million For Exclusive Resorts Competitor
In February I wrote about new startup and luxury home rental service Inspirato. Think timeshare for the rich - members are able to stay at luxury homes around the world for a relatively inexpensive pr...
09:24 am GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch LetsLunch Launches in New York Today
LetsLunch, the service that helps you network less-awkwardly, is expanding from its comfy Silicon Valley confines and launching in New York today. We first wrote about the service here, and it's gotte...
09:04 am GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Greplin: 1.5 Billion Documents Indexed, Six Engineers
Late last year we first mentioned Y Combinator startup Greplin - it's a startup that indexes your social stuff in the cloud, making all your Facebook, Gmail. LinkedIn, Google Calendar, Evernote, Twitt...
06:43 am GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Barnes & Noble: Microsoft-Patented Nook Features "Trivial,"  Licensing Fees "Exorbitant" 
The licensing fracas Microsoft is whipping up around Android and, in particular, Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader gets another chapter today, as B&N submits its 50-page response to Microsoft's s...
05:46 am GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Sony Shares More Details On PlayStation Network Breach
Yesterday Sony revealed that some 77 million members of its Playstation Network had their personal information harvested by hackers, including name, address, and possibly credit card numbers in a mass...
05:03 am GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Cult Clothing Line Betabrand Pockets $1.3 Million From OATV
Home of the "DARPA" hoodie, the "Bike To Work" pants, the "Disco" shorts, the "Cornucopia" backpack, the "Vagisoft (yes)" blanket and the TSA-proof "Privates" underwear, Betabrand is an online-only ma...
03:47 am GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Lost In The iPhone Location FUD
Last week, I was on vacation and I promised myself that I wouldn't do any work. I was still lightly browsing tech news just because I really enjoy reading tech news "  yes, even on vacations...
03:45 am GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Chrome OS "ZGB"  Netbook And Potential "Seaboard"  Tablet Surface In Bug Reports
Recent bug reports within the Chromium testing community have turned up a couple new devices running Chrome OS. There's the expected netbook from Acer, different from the ZGA we saw a while back, and ...
03:15 am GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Contest: Win Qualcomm's 1.5 Ghz, 13 Megapixel Android Development Superphone (Worth $1,350!)
I get to give away lots of cool stuff on MobileCrunch... but this might be the coolest thing we've given away yet.This morning, Qualcomm began selling an Android device called the Snapdragon MDP MSM86...
03:12 am GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter To Hold Official #Devnest Developer Events
Sad that Twitter Developer conference Chirp did not celebrate its first birthday this year? Well Twitter developer relations manager Jason Costa has just given those anticipating the gathering a s...
01:28 am GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch NYC Disrupt: Back in Hack
The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon is back May 21st and 22nd in NYC. Signup now!Our goal is to create and expose opportunities for great developers and startups in New York. We want to help grow the bur...
01:05 am GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Indian Social Network SMS GupShup Now Processing Over 2 Billion Messages Per Month
SMS GupShup, a Twitter-like service in India that is primarily accessed via SMS, is announcing a number of new milestones today, including that the service is processing over 2 billion messages per mo...
12:58 am GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch An Update To My Investment Policy
Before TechCrunch I was an occasional angel investor, going back to the mid 1990s. I've made occasional investments since TechCrunch, in companies like Dogster, DanceJam, Seesmic and Daylife. Some peo...
12:29 am GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch eBay Beats The Street; Revenue Up 16 Percent To $2.5B; Net Income Up 12 Percent
eBay just reported first quarter earnings today posting revenue of $2.5 billion, an increase of 16% from the same period of 2010. eBay's net income on a GAAP basis of $475.9 million, or $0.36 per dil...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Collaborative Gifting Startup Giftiki Raises $1M From Tim Draper, Others
Like a Charity Water plus Kickstarter for everything, collaborative gifting startup Giftiki has raised just under one million in Series A financing today, led by investor Tim Draper and including VC f...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, April 28, 2011
Techcrunch Giftiki Raises $1M From Tim Draper, Others, To Help You Get Better Gifts
Like a Charity Water plus Kickstarter for everything, collaborative gifting startup Giftiki has raised just under one million in Series A financing today, led by investor Tim Draper and including VC f...
11:47 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Exclusive: MarketSharing Raises $1 Million For Daily B2B Deals Site (Bonus: Invites)
Now that companies offering digital coupons for essentially any consumer product or service you can possibly think of are starting to make up an online industry of their own, it's apparently time for ...
09:53 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Acq-hires Data Organization Startup Daytum
Facebook has just made a talent acquisition out of Daytum, a two-person New York-based data organization startup.From the Daytum blog:We're thrilled to announce today that we just started a new phase ...
09:35 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: 3 Tickets to Google IO 2011 #io2011
We have a surprise for you. We have three free tickets to Google I/O 2011 to give away to our readers. The event is being held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on May 10th through May 11th. Goo...
09:01 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Yahoo Sells Delicious To YouTube Founders
CrunchBase InformationYahoo!deliciousInformation provided by CrunchBase ...
08:40 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch There Are Now More Free Apps For Android Than For The iPhone: Distimo
App store analytics provider Distimo today published its latest report, once again zooming in on the pricing of mobile applications across a variety of platforms. We got an exclusive early look at the...
08:33 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Android Gets A (Sort Of) Native Google Docs App
If you're a heavy user of Google Docs and are sporting an Android device, Google has some very good news: it's just launched a new 'Docs' application that gives you quicker access to your cloud-based ...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Sibblingz Launches New Version Of Multi-Device, Social Gaming Platform
Multi-device social gaming platform Sibblingz, announced a new version of its cloud-based platform, codenamed Spaceport. Sibblingz allows developers to create games on Facebook as well as iOS and Andr...
08:22 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch White Label App Platform Appia Launches Pay-Per-Download Service For Developers
With Apple clamping down on incentivized downloads, white-label mobile app platform Appia (formerly PocketGear) has launched a new performance based advertising network for app developers to increase...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch The Realtime Web: RealTidbits Teams With Echo To Breathe New Life Into Forums
RealTidbits, a San Diego-based product development company, today announces the release of its RealTime Forum, an embeddable widget that allows you to add a dynamic stream and to build a realtime comm...
07:53 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Visa Makes A Strategic Investment In Disruptive Mobile Payments Startup Square
There is no doubt that mobile payments company Square is on a roll. The company just landed a lucrative deal selling its credit card readers in Apple's retail stores and is growing at a fast clip. And...
07:52 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Zynga Continues International Expansion; Acqhires UK Mobile Gaming Studio Wonderland Software
Another day, another "acqhire" for social gaming giant Zynga. The company is announcing the acquisition of UK-based Wonderland Software, the social gaming studio behind the hit iOS game GodFinger. Zy...
06:57 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Sparkfly Raises $2.5 Million For Its Mobile Engagement Platform SparkQuest
Atlanta, GA-based Sparkfly has landed $2.5 million in funding for its mobile engagement platform, SparkQuest, which aims to connect consumer deal redemption with merchant point-of-sale technology.This...
06:51 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Nintendo Can't Sell The 3DS And It's Your Fault
The 3DS isn't selling well and it's your fault - at least that's what Nintendo is suggesting. According to Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, most people don't know what the heck to do with the thing. Jeez! C...
06:07 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Sittercity Raises $22.6 Million To Connect Families With Caregivers
Chicago-based startup SitterCity has raised $22.6 million in funding led by New World Ventures and Baird Venture Partners, with Apex Venture Partners, I2A, and Point Judith Capital participating in th...
06:03 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Openstack-based Midostack Lets Companies Scale And Manage Flexible Virtual Networks With Commodity Hardware
In July last year, Rackspace caused quite a splash in the cloud computing world when it decided to opensource the software behind its cloud storage and computing platforms to create Openstack, an Iaas...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch We Translate Apple's Q&A On Location Data So You Don't Have To
1. Why is Apple tracking the location of my iPhone?Apple is not tracking the location of your iPhone. Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so.We don't know where you take your iPhon...
05:19 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch RIM Acquires Social Calendaring Application Tungle.Me
RIM has picked up another company today" social calendaring application Tungle.Me. The startup taps into your social graph and simplifies the process of finding and connecting with friends a...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch LinkedIn Takes A Data Dive To Examine What's In A Professional Name
There have been many studies examining the most popular and ideal names for CEOs and professionals. But what's better than examining the actual data from over 100 million professionals from around the...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch PapayaMobile Raises $18 Million For Mobile Social Gaming Network
PapayaMobile, the developer of a plug and play technology that incorporates social gaming elements into iOS and Android games, has secured $18 million in Series B funding led by Chinese venture firm K...
04:39 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch The White iPhone Is Official, Available April 28
Apple has just announced the availability of the white iPhone. Unlike the black iPhone, it is able to reflect all colors of the visible spectrum, thereby making it white. It will be available tomorrow...
04:34 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Responds To Location Tracking Kerfuffle, Says It's Innocent, Blames Bugs
Apple aims to - finally - set the record straight about the gathering and use of location information by iOS devices. The entire Q&A can be found below.Apple starts off by stating that it has neve...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch AdSense For Images Pixazza Surpasses 100M Unique Monthly Visitors; Hires CFO
Pixazza, a Google Ventures-backed photo tagging service that has been compared to an "AdSense for Images,"  has hired a new executive officer today, appointing Terry Murphy has Chief Fi...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch CloudPassage Raises $6.5 Million For Cloud Server Security Software
CloudPassage, the developer of cloud server security software, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding led by led by Benchmark Capital. CloudPassage offers a server security and compliance produc...
03:55 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Viewdle Releases SocialCamera For Android: Instant Photo Tagging, Sharing
Visual analysis company Viewdle this morning launched an Android app called SocialCamera that allows users to instantly tag photos, add captions and share them on Flickr or Facebook, by email or MMS. ...
02:55 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch My Dinner Date With The White iPhone
There it was. Like the White Tower of Ecthelion, glimmering like a spike of pearl and silver. It was 15 feet away from me. The white iPhone.Tonight I was at dinner with a couple of friends when someth...
02:43 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch CenturyLink Buys IT Infrastructure Services Company Savvis In $2.5B Deal
CenturyLink this morning announced that it will acquire all outstanding shares of Savvis common stock in a cash and stock merger valued at $40 per share, or a total of approximately $2.5 billion, plus...
01:55 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Hey BT, We Put A Countdown Clock On Your Ineptitude
We recently brought your attention to the scandalous delays BT Openreach is capable of when being asked, in simple terms, to connect a central London building up to a fibre broadband connection. At th...
01:29 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook, It's Time For An iPad App
The other day I was browsing through the App Store on my iPad when I noticed something: both the top free and top paid applications for the device were apps for accessing Facebook. And as I kept going...
12:31 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Nokia To Cut 4,000 Jobs Worldwide, Transfers 3,000 Symbian Jobs To Accenture
It was inevitable. Nokia this morning announced plans to 'align its global workforce and consolidate site operations'. That means significant layoffs and reorganizations across the board, of course, s...
12:31 pm GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Nokia To Cut 4,000 Jobs Worldwide, Transfer 3,000 Symbian Jobs To Accenture
It was inevitable. Nokia this morning announced plans to 'align its global workforce and consolidate site operations'. That means significant layoffs and reorganizations across the board, of course, s...
11:44 am GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Google Realtime Search Quietly Adds Quora, Buzz, Gowalla ""  Even Facebook!
Google Realtime Search is nothing new. For months it has existed as its own area within the search engine's navigation to search for things happening in realtime. But up until now, that has meant main...
11:44 am GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Google Realtime Search Quietly Adds Quora, Gowalla, Others
Google Realtime Search is nothing new. For months it has existed as its own area within the search engine's navigation to search for things happening in realtime. But up until now, that has meant main...
10:56 am GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch 15 Years Of Photo Sharing Exits Vs. YouTube
The recent proliferation of early stage financing for photo-sharing startups like Path ($11.2 million), Picplz ($5 million), Instagram ($7.5M) and Color ($41 million) is leading some to speculate that...
10:33 am GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Amazing Video Of Google All-Hands Meeting Circa 1999: There's Silly String Everywhere
What an amazing blast to the past.Google is a massive company today "  burdened by corporate politics, layers of management, and countless legal battles "  and it's sometimes easy ...
06:58 am GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Chris Dixon, The Pirate In The Arena
I've written many times before about the difference between a true startup founder and, well, everyone else. Israeli investor Yossi Vardi often quotes Theodore Roosevelt in a 1910 speech about "The Ma...
06:39 am GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Groupon: "Getting It in the Ass"  in China
A Global Mobile Internet Conference kicked off last night in Beijing. The opening event was an on-stage interview with John Liu, head of Google's China operations, followed by a panel discussion with ...
03:35 am GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Google Chrome Can Now Clean Up Flash's Cookie Mess
I still don't particularly like the fact that Google decided to bundle Adobe Flash with their Chrome web browser about a year ago. Apple preference aside, the last thing I want is the buggy, often ins...
03:19 am GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Exclusive: The Pioneer AppRadio Will Put The Look Of iOS On Your Dash
Pioneer is about ready to launch a car audio head unit that features an GUI remarkable similar to iOS, complete with apps, iTunes, and iPhone connectivity.Meet the Pioneer AppRadio, model number SPH-D...
02:35 am GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Gideon Yu: "The Drama Of Being A Venture Capitalist Isn't Really For Me" 
Gideon Yu, the former CFO of Gideon Yu, the former CFO of Facebook who left two years ago to become a partner at Khosla Ventures, is leaving venture capital to become the chief strategy officer of the...
02:22 am GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Milk Completes $1.5 Million Angel Round, Packed with Valley Names
Kevin Rose has completed a hefty $1.5 million angel round for his new mobile development lab, Milk. Rose went for the more-is-more approach, pulling in a wide-syndicate of Valley elites, including Tec...
02:05 am GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon Will Add At Least Nine Fulfillment Centers In 2011 To Meet Demand
Amazon reported earnings today, posting strong sales results but missing on net income. Sales came in at $9.86 billion in the first quarter, which is up 38 percent from the same quarter in 2010. On th...
12:45 am GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch SuccessFactors Buys Enterprise Learning Management Software Plateau For $290M
On the heels of buying enterprise learning startup Jambok, the company has acquired another learning management software developer-Plateau Systems. SuccessFactors will pay $145 million in cash plus $...
12:26 am GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon's Sales Up 38 Percent To $9.86B in Q1, Net Income Down 33 Percent
E-commerce giant Amazon just reported first quarter 2011 result, posting $9.86 billion in the first quarter, which is up 38 percent from the same quarter in 2010. Unfortunately, Amazon's net income de...
12:19 am GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch Disaster: Playstation Network User Data Compromised, Names, Addresses, Maybe Credit Cards
Sony has finally released a status update about the Playstation Network, which has been down since April 21. And it sounds like things couldn't be much worse.Sony says that "certain PSN and Qriocity s...
12:17 am GMT - Wed, April 27, 2011
Techcrunch VMware Acquires Online Presentation Application SlideRocket
VMware has just announced the acquisition of online presentation application SlideRocket. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. SlideRocket, which has raised $7 million in funding, is a cloud-b...
11:27 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Group Photo Sharing Site ZangZing Now In Private Beta
Group photo sharing site ZangZing, which Mike has written extensively about, has launched in private beta today and is giving out beta invites to 250 TechCrunch readers. Those clamoring for one can si...
10:19 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch PixelFish Finds A Local Deal In Backyard ""  Eric Schmidt's Second Venture Exit In As Many Weeks
It was only this past December that local business guide Backyard launched, backed by a few big-name early-stage investors. Now, less than five months later, they're exiting and providing a nice, quic...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch WITN: Can Tony Hsieh Deliver Happiness -And A Ready-Made Community "" To Downtown Las Vegas? [TCTV]
After a brief hiatus, Why Is This News? is back! In this week's episode, Paul checks in from his Las Vegas hotel room to discuss Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's plans to regenerate downtown Las Vegas by m...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Cloud Girlfriend Launches As A Dating Site, NOT A Virtual Girlfriend Service
Cloud Girlfriend, service that created a lot of buzz by promising users that it could create the perfect girlfriend by setting up dummy profiles that would write on your Facebook wall and fool your f...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Google Survey: 39 Percent Of Smartphone Owners Use Their Devices In The Bathroom
Google recently commissioned a survey (in partnership with market research firm Ipsos OTX) to gain insight into the usage and behavior of U.S. consumers with regard to their smartphones. According to ...
08:39 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch YouTube Partners With Fox In Movie Rental Expansion
As yesterday's reports of YouTube's expanded Hollywood partnerships are still making waves, we're hearing that Twentieth Century Fox has also signed a deal with YouTube to license its movies for YouTu...
08:39 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch YouTube Partners With Fox In Movie Rental Expansion [Updated]
As yesterday's reports of YouTube's expanded Hollywood partnerships are still making waves, we're hearing that Twentieth Century Fox has also signed a deal with YouTube to license its movies for YouTu...
08:39 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch YouTube To Partner With Fox In Movie Rental Expansion [Updated]
As yesterday's reports of YouTube's expanded Hollywood partnerships are still making waves, we're hearing that Twentieth Century Fox will also be making a deal with YouTube to license its movies for Y...
08:39 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch YouTube To Partner With Fox In Movie Rental Expansion [Update: Not Yet]
As yesterday's reports of YouTube's expanded Hollywood partnerships are still making waves, we're hearing that Twentieth Century Fox will also be making a deal with YouTube to license its movies for Y...
08:24 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Book Country Brings Writers Of A Feather Closer Together
It's hard out there for a writer of genre fiction. You rarely get much respect in the "literary" circles and even though some of the greats - Jonathan Lethem, for example - started out writing what wo...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Keepsy Taps Instagram For Fast, Easy, Awesome Photo Books
People love photo albums, but they hate making them.That's what Blake Williams has come to realize in the months following Keepsy's launch. You may recall back in December of last year, the startup la...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch BrightScope Wants To Help You Find A Qualified Financial Advisor
San Diego based BrightScope, which launched to help people navigate their 401k retirement plans and maximize benefits, wants to help consumers find the best financial advisor and planner.The startup i...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Evolv Raises $15 Million For Talent Matching And Intelligence Software
Evolv On-Demand, a startup that develops science-based, on-demand talent matching and intelligence software, has raised $15 million in Series C funding, led by GGV Capital with Khosla Ventures and Lig...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Evolv Raises $15.8 Million For Talent Matching And Intelligence Software
Evolv On-Demand, a startup that develops science-based, on-demand talent matching and intelligence software, has raised $15.75 million in Series C funding, led by GGV Capital with Khosla Ventures and ...
06:55 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Google Chairman Takes An Interest In Backing Russian Startups
TomorrowVentures, the investment firm founded by Google chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt has partnered with Digital October, a Moscow, Russia-based tech startup incubator.According to local report...
06:16 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Ted Zagat (Of Zagat Survey Fame) Joins Facebook To Work On Payments Business
Facebook has scored a new talent win today" Univision's Ted Zagat. Yes, of Zagat Survey fame. Ted is the son of Tim and Nina Zagat, the founders of the local entertainment and restaurant gui...
06:10 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Runens Social Running App Will Let You Train With Friends, Strangers
As we all know, long distance runners are lonely. You're out there on your own, feet hitting the pavement, strange birds pecking at your hair as you scramble up and down alien streets at dawn or dusk....
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch MakeMeReach Snags $4.3 Million To Conquer Europe With Facebook Ads
In January, MediaStay became the first French ad network to be approved by Facebook. Then, in the beginning of April, the company announced that it had raised 15 million ($21.5 million) to take its Ta...
05:13 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Social Gaming Startup Kobojo Raises $7.7 Million
Kobojo, a social games developer based in Paris, France, has landed 5.3 million euros (roughly $7.7 million) in its first round of funding. The financing round was led by Endeavour Vision with IDinves...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Qik's Android App Gets Updated With Live Video Chat, Social Feeds And More
Mobile video startup Qik, which was acquired by Skype earlier this year, has previously only offered a fully functional live streaming and chat app on Android via pre-loaded devices. Qik offered a sim...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Consumer Reports Integrates BillShrink's Savings Recommendations Into Reviews
Cost-cutting search engine BillShrink has landed a new deal today" integration with Consumer Reports reviews. ConsumerReports.org subscribers and site visitors will have access to BillShrink...
04:49 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Nielsen: Consumer Desire For Android Grows, Unlike iOS And Blackberry
Nielsen ran monthly surveys of mobile consumers in the United States from July to September 2010, and said back then that 33 percent expressed interest for an Apple iPhone, while slightly more than a ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Medialets Launches Muse, A Creative Project Management Dashboard For Rich Media Mobile Ads
Mobile advertising company Medialets is launching a new product today" MedialetsMuse. Muse is a comprehensivecreativedashboardforrichmediaadvertising, allowing both advertisersandpublisherst...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Mobile App Developer Outfit7 Hits 100 Million Downloads In Under 10 Months
Mobile application developer Outfit7, maker of the hugely popular Talking Friends series of apps, has announced that its iOS and Android apps have hit the 100 million downloads milestone, roughly 3 mo...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Enterprise Software Maker Lawson Bought By Golden Gate, Infor In $2 Billion Deal
Lawson Software, a global provider of enterprise software this morning announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by GGC Software Holdings, an affiliate of private equity inves...
01:34 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Social Network Pioneer Friendster To Erase All User Photos, Blogs And More On May 31
Before MySpace and Facebook, there was Friendster, a pioneering social networking website for consumers. First launched in 2002, Friendster attracted tens of millions of users over the years, but it n...
01:31 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Tweetdeck Releases New, Heavily Revamped iPhone App
Tweetdeck has release a new version 2.0 of its app for the iPhone. They are calling it a Hollywood-esque "re-imagining" where the essence of the original remains but is brought up to date. It's taken ...
12:56 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch NexTag Acquires German Comparison Shopping Site Guenstiger.de
Nextag, a comparison shopping site for products and services, has acquired Germany's Guenstiger.de GmbH, one of the largest comparison shopping services in Europe. Financial terms of the deal were not...
12:36 pm GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch PhotoSync Is A Simple Way To Import Your Flickr Photos Into Facebook
Yes I know that Flickr offers a dinky Facebook Newsfeed sync and there are plenty of other services that offer pretty complex Flickr photo-syncing tools, but this post is for the three of you that wan...
10:51 am GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch DogWars: My Thoughts On The Android Dog Fighting App
Sports Illustrated and others are reporting on an Android app that lets people "feed, water, train and fight their virtual dogs against others." The app is created by Kage Games. The outrage is remini...
09:22 am GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Sony Announces S1 And Dual-Screen S2 Android Tablets
Sony has just announced a pair of Honeycomb tablets, but — wait, wait, these ones are actually different. Yes, Sony has set itself apart from the crowd of Android slates by focusing on unique fo...
08:52 am GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch First Lawsuit Filed Against Apple For Undocumented Location Database
With no real statement from Apple regarding the present consolidated.db tracking file furor, the obvious next step is to take it to the courts. Actually, the next step should be a rigorous federal inv...
08:03 am GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch CampusLive Raises $3.1 Million To Help Brands Connect With College Students
CampusLive, a college-focused startup that's part Groupon, part free 'Offers' provider (more on that later), has closed a $3.1 million funding round led by Highland Capital Partners and Charles River ...
07:42 am GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Is YouTube Amping Up Its Movie Rental Library With Major Studio Participation?
"Imagine if you had a video store on YouTube, where you could rent or buy the movie without being sent elsewhere."Sharon Waxman over at The Wrap has a story about a Video On Demand service about to be...
07:42 am GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch YouTube Amping Up Its Movie Rental Library With Major Studio Participation
Sharon Waxman over at The Wrap has a story about a Video On Demand service about to be launched by YouTube that would be a "full-bore challenge to Apple's iTunes service." What the article fails to me...
04:47 am GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Looks Like Facebook Deals Is Being Unveiled Tonight With Credits And Partners In Tow
Whoops.Looks like The New York Times has a little embargo breaking situation on their hands. (Which we love" chaos!) They've just put up a story with the URL: https://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/...
04:07 am GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Yammer Finally Works And Makes Work Possible On The iPad
Our love affair with Yammer is pretty hot and cold. On one hand, they launched at and won TechCrunch50a few years back. And they seem to be kicking ass on the business distribution front. On the other...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Google Acquires TalkBin, A Feedback Platform For Businesses That's Only Five Months Old
It's been a good day for Y Combinator. Hot on the heels of news that YC portfolio company Wufoo landed a $35 million exit, YC alum TalkBin has just announced that it's been acquired by Google "&n...
03:37 am GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Netflix Won't Announce Its 3 Billionth DVD Shipment: "Focus Is Really On Streaming" 
Netflix just announced its first quarter 2011 earnings and they're cause for optimism, with earnings at $1.11 a share on revenue of about $719 million, out-performing analysts expectations of $1.08 pe...
01:59 am GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Sizing Up Apps For EV Drivers: Coulomb Upgrades, ECOtality Goes Mobile, And Xatori Grows Community
How many apps does it take to recharge a vehicle? Apparently, one is not enough. Several companies offering mobile apps to drivers "  to help them find a place to charge up or refuel in...
12:36 am GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Social Music App SoundTracking Passes 250K Downloads
Launched at SXSW, social music app SoundTracking has announced its quarter of a million milestone today, surpassing 250K downloads in just six weeks after launch. Jang loosely calls SoundTracking the ...
12:14 am GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Netflix Earnings Up 88 Percent, Adds 3.3 Million U.S. Subscribers
Netflix just released its first quarter earnings. Earnings per share were $1.11, up 88 percent (3 cents above the consensus estimate of $1.08). Revenues came in at $719 million. And Netflix added 3...
12:14 am GMT - Tue, April 26, 2011
Techcrunch Netflix Earnings Up 88 Percent, Adds 3.6 Million Subscribers
Netflix just released its first quarter earnings. Earnings per share were $1.11, up 88 percent (3 cents above the consensus estimate of $1.08). Revenues came in at $719 million. And Netflix added 3.3 ...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Launches "~Send' Button For More Selective Sharing, Announces 50 Million "~Groups'
Facebook's increasingly ubiquitous 'Like' button is getting a new friend: the Send button. Click on a webpage that has the Send button integrated, and you'll be prompted to share it with any of your F...
10:12 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft, Yahoo Vet Starts Clipboard: "Social Media With A Purpose" 
This morning, an SEC filing revealed that Gary Flake, a former Overture vet who went on to found both Yahoo Research Labs and Microsoft's Live Labs, raised $1.39 million in funding for a stealthy new ...
09:47 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Google Not Serious About Online Gaming? This Job Offer Suggests Otherwise
Remember back in July last year when we reported that Google quietly invested $100 million in Zynga in preparation for a new product dubbed Google Games?They even recruited gaming industry vet Mar...
09:43 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On" Scott Harrison: Do You Know How To Build a Successful Non-Profit Brand?
Does founding a non-profit organization require the same skills as founding a traditional start-up company? Are the most successful social entrepreneurs as skilled in personal reinvention as the ...
09:04 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Youwho Raises $5 Million To Show You Who You Are
Youwho, an Internet startup very much in stealth mode, has secured $5 million in funding, an SEC filing reveals.We don't know anything about the startup whatsoever at this point, apart from what we we...
08:52 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Another Y Combinator Win: WuFoo Exits For $35 Million, After Raising Only $118,000
Online forms are not sexy, but every Website that wants to collect information or payments from visitors needs them. Today, SurveyMonkey acquired online form maker WuFoo to its growing bevy of tools ...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Yahoo Moves Fast ""  Real Fast ""  To Scoop Up IntoNow For $20 "" $30 Million
This past January, upon seeing a demo ofIntoNow, we noted that the media check-in game just changed. Apparently, Yahoo agreed "  they've just acquired the company for something in the range ...
07:53 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Marketing Software Giant ExactTarget Raises $30 Million, Revenue Up 50 Percent
Email marketing software giant ExactTarget has raised $30 million in new financing led by Technology Crossover Ventures with Battery Ventures, Scale Venture Partners and Greenspring Associates partici...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch PlaceIQ's Location-Aware Advertising Can Target You Block By Block
It used to be that all a marketer needed to know was your zipcode, and they could infer your income range and a whole host of other demographic data about you. But with everyone now using mobile phon...
06:54 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Sciddy Launches: Local Deals For Senior Citizens
Many businesses offer 'senior discounts', which are offered to customers who are above a certain age (typically 50, 55, or 60) under the assumption that many senior citizens are retired and/or living ...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Signs Warner To Its Cloud Solution
MP3s are so last century. As we've previously reported, Apple is moving iTunes to the cloud and is slowly signing on record labels to supply content. The latest company to fall is apparently Warner Mu...
06:26 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Google Takes Overstock.com Out Of The Penalty Box Over Gaming Search Results
Google has released Overstock.com from the 'penalty box' after the e-commerce destination was caught artificially boosting its search results earlier this year. From the brief release: Overstock.com t...
06:01 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Calls User A Spammer, Gets Sued For $1 In Return
Some time in February of this year, David Fagin noticed he was suddenly being blocked from sending friend requests on Facebook after the social networking giant for whatever reason labeled him as a 's...
05:52 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon Launches The Backstory; A Content Hub For Author Interviews And More
Amazon has launched a new content hub for its Books area, called The Backstory. The content destination includes interviews with authors, guest reviews, authors' favorite playlists, recipes, podcasts,...
05:21 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Nook Color Update Brings Froyo, Email, And Apps To The Color "Ereader" 
The Nook Color has always been considered a wannabe Android tablet and the latest update makes the 7--incher more tablet than ereader. Previously, modders opened up the platform to all sorts of Androi...
04:31 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Finally Shipping White iPhone To US Stores
Like this hamster, I am sure you are currently running in circles screaming "Excelsior" at your houseplants and pets, as it was written it has come to pass: Apple is finally shipping the white iPhone ...
03:56 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Nintendo Sees Profit Falling 66%, Announces Wii Successor For 2012
Nintendo posted a new financial report today, and in a nutshell, things aren't looking too good. The company's net profit dropped a whopping 66% to $944 million in the fiscal year that ended March 31,...
03:33 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Pixelpipe Secures $2.3 Million To Help You Share Content With The World
Pixelpipe, a San Francisco-based startup that offers a 'content distribution gateway' that basically allows people to upload text, photos, videos and whatnot to a variety of social networking and medi...
02:39 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch CloudTalk Releases Social Messaging Apps For iPhone, Android
CloudTalk, a social communications platform that enables users to connect through voice as well as text, photo and video, this morning introduced its new apps for the iPhone and the Android OS, sporti...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Dan Abrams' Media Empire Unveils Its Seventh Site, The Mogul-Focused Mogulite
Mogulite, the seventh site in Dan Abrams' Media Metwork goes live today at 6am EST. In the same family as Mediaite, Geekosystem and The Mary Sue, Mogulite will focus on chronicling the lives of moguls...
01:58 pm GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Sohu.com Buys Majority Stake In Gaming Company 7Road For Up To $100 Million
Sohu.com, one of China's leading online media, search and gaming companies, this morning announced that its massively MMORPG subsidiary Changyou.com is to acquire a majority stake in Shenzhen 7Road Te...
08:15 am GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Personyze Allows Website Owners To Scale Personalization For Visitors
Israeli startup Personyze is launching its website personalization, segmentation, and analytics platform today. Personyze provides businesses the ability to turn their website into a more personalized...
07:45 am GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Yes Facebook Developers, There Will Be An f8 This Year
The Facebook "Like" button celebrated its 1st anniversary this week, on April 21st. It's ubiquity makes it hard to believe that it was a little over a year ago when Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at t...
06:11 am GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch Fidelis College Raises Money to Actually Support Our Troops
You know what's awful about every politician blindly saying he or she "supports our troops"? It's usually a hollow sentiment uttered just to get applause.You know what's great about every politici...
01:04 am GMT - Mon, April 25, 2011
Techcrunch If Music Be Thy Dream Of Filthy Lucre, Press Stop
I always enjoy seeing science fiction prophecies come true. Last month, Broadcastr. This month, Wolfram Alpha's WolframTones, modestly subtitled "A New Kind Of Music." (Yes, that would be the same bre...
11:26 pm GMT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Techcrunch The Royal Scam
Roger Nichols died the other day. He was the engineer behind the Steely Dan records, the ones that stood in the great chasm between George Martin's Beatles productions and whatever is going on today. ...
10:17 pm GMT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Techcrunch @AmericanAir, You Suck
As I sit here writing this post, I am on board an American Airlines flight from Chicago to New York City. I consider it a minor miracle that the plane is actually in the air. After two cancelled fli...
09:52 pm GMT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Techcrunch What Should You Do with Your Crappy Little Services Business?
Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC atGRP Partners. Read more about Suster atBothsidesofthetableThere's a line of thinking in Silicon Valley that y...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Techcrunch Backstage at Cirque Du Soleil's "~K': Part Two "" "Our Stage Is The World's Largest Giant Kitchen Drawer"  [TCTV]
This time last week, I wrote about my backstage tour of Cirque Du Soleil's K, at the MGM Grand. I also promised to go back and talk to the show's technical director, Erik Walstad for TechCrunch TV.In ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Techcrunch OneRiot's "~Social Interest Score' Defines Mobile Audience Segments For Advertisers
As we wrote earlier this year, OneRiot launched a social targeting service for mobile ads, that offers highly targeted ads within mobile apps. Similar to Klout's social influence score, OneRiot has de...
08:55 pm GMT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Techcrunch Food Is The New Frontier In Green Tech
This is a guest post from Ali Partovi, angel investor, startup advisor and serial entrepreneur. He co-founded iLike, acquired by Myspace in 2009, and LinkExchange, acquired by Microsoft for $265 mill...
08:05 pm GMT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Techcrunch Higher Education's Toughest Test
In the debate sparked by Peter Thiel's "20 Under 20 Fellowship"  (which pays bright students to drop out of college), one fact stands out: the cost of U.S. post-secondary education is s...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Techcrunch Q&A With Survivor Host Jeff Probst On Surviving Social Media
This Q&A with Survivor host Jeff Probst was conducted by guest writerNarendraRocherolle, CEO ofThe Start Project. He and his partners hold the curious distinction of selling their company, Webshot...
11:16 am GMT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Techcrunch We're In The Middle Of A Terrible Blubble!
If you're an early stage venture capitalist or angel investor there is no time like the present to declare a bubble, say valuations are out of control and predict the demise of the tech industry in th...
08:22 am GMT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) The GroupMe Guys Reveal How To Land A Job At A Startup
All week long we've been running clips from the Founder Stories interview with the GroupMe Guys, co-founders Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci. In the video above, they answer some rapid fire questions ...
03:54 am GMT - Sun, April 24, 2011
Techcrunch Q&A With Geoff Cook: How We Solved The Chatroulette Porn Problem
At the end of last year, social networking site myYearbook shifted its focus more towards games and introduced a live video chat feature which could have completely backfired. But instead of turning...
11:20 pm GMT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Techcrunch Obama-Zuckerberg and Expeditionary Economics
Thanks to the revolutions happening in the Middle East, our leaders have been touting social media as the new force for democracy. President Obama went out of his way to schmooze Facebook employees th...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 4.23.11 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang "  Danny Sullivan, Doc Searls, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor "  endured technical glitches and a dissection of the disruption formerly known as TV b...
07:30 pm GMT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Techcrunch TC Cribs: Meebo's Headbanging, Rocket-Flinging Office (With Magical Passageways)
We're back with another episode of TC Cribs, taking you inside the offices of some of the tech world's hottest companies. This episode features Meebo, which rose to popularity as a multi-protocol web-...
12:42 pm GMT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Techcrunch Hack Attack: Sony Confirms PlayStation Network Outage Caused By "~External Intrusion'
Unfortunately for PlayStation Network and Qriocity services users, it looks like the widespread network outages will continue. Since Sony's PlayStation and music networks went down two days ago, there...
10:59 am GMT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Techcrunch Firefox 4 About To Hit 100 Million Downloads After A Month
Mozilla released its new Firefox 4 exactly a month ago today and within a day had more than twice as many downloads as Internet Explorer 9 after its launch. Some where around midnight tonight the brow...
10:59 am GMT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Techcrunch Firefox 4 Hits 100 Million Downloads After A Month
Mozilla released its new Firefox 4 exactly a month ago today and within a day had more than twice as many downloads as Internet Explorer 9 after its launch. Some where around midnight tonight the brow...
09:40 am GMT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Techcrunch Y U NO HAVE LAME BILLBOARD HIPCHAT?
Enterprise chat platform HipChat has entered the 101 Battle of the Billboards, putting up the above memetastic masterpiece on the 101 North after the Whipple exit this past Friday. For the uninitiated...
04:11 am GMT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Techcrunch Tim Armstrong, Mary Meeker, Dennis Crowley and Chris Dixon To Be At Disrupt NYC
We couldn't wait any longer to announce another batch of special guests for this year's Disrupt in NYC. We had around 80 speakers last year and we have even more this year. We are pleased to announce ...
04:11 am GMT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Techcrunch Tim Armstrong, Dennis Crowley and Chris Dixon To Be At Disrupt NYC
We couldn't wait any longer to announce another batch of special guests for this year's Disrupt in NYC. We had around 80 speakers last year and we have even more this year. We are pleased to announce ...
03:28 am GMT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Techcrunch Senator Al Franken Thinks My Future Is Bright, And I Have The Letter To Prove It
As if my ego needed another boost.Last month at SXSW, I had the opportunity to interview Senator Al Franken, who was speaking at the conference to discuss the importance of Net Neutrality. The intervi...
02:21 am GMT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Techcrunch How Twitter Can Save $50 Million: Forget TweetDeck, And Go Freemium On Its API
I've been puzzling over Twitter's recent tactical moves around their API, Ubermedia and Tweetdeck, for a few months now, and it just doesn't add up. In fact I think Twitter's current strategy may take...
01:28 am GMT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Techcrunch Act.ly Weathers Amazon Cloud Disaster On Earth Day
Everyone's favorite under-estimator of social media, Malcolm Gladwell, might get a chuckle out of Amazon's EC2 problems this week. First, they took out Foursquare, Reddit and Quora service, as TechCr...
01:19 am GMT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Techcrunch Donald Trump Is Not An Anonymous Internet Commenter
Let me start of by reiterating how much I hate Donald Trump.Hate is, of course, a strong word. But then again so are "liar", "crypto-racist" and "criminally-negligent publicity whore". And there can b...
01:03 am GMT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Techcrunch One Tax Break Later, Twitter Announces Plans To Move To Central Market SF Office
It's finally official: Twitter has just announced on its blog that it will be moving to Market Square in SF's Central Market neighborhood, just on the edge of the Tenderloin (one of the city's most bl...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Techcrunch Conde Nast Taking A Breather On Tablet Editions Of Its Magazines
Despite enormous sales of the iPad and iPad 2, it seems like the digital publishing world isn't quite ready to support the digital magazine editions coveted by media giants like Conde Nast. This is th...
12:42 am GMT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Techcrunch ValueClick To Acquire Mobile Ad Network Greystripe
The value of mobile advertising networks is well established at Google and Apple: Google bought Admob for $750 million and Apple bought Quattro Wireless for $275 million. So far though the independent...
12:17 am GMT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Techcrunch Vayable Is A Marketplace For Unique Travel Experiences
Like an Airbnb for travel experiences, secondary market place Vayable launches today to offer travelers the opportunity to buy experiences in exotic locales all over the world, from Rome to Rio as the...
12:07 am GMT - Sat, April 23, 2011
Techcrunch As Greenpeace Knocks IT Sector For Bad Energy Habits, Google Buys More Wind Power
On Thursday, Greenpeace published a study on energy consumption and choices made by IT companies including Akamai, Amazon.com (Amazon Web Services), Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Twitt...
11:41 pm GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch Google Responds To Smartphone Location Tracking Uproar, Says Android Is Opt-In
Over the last few days there's been quite a hubbub over the location tracking going on in the background on iOS devices, namely the iPhone and iPad 3G. The report that sparked it all focused on a data...
11:38 pm GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch Beer Gardens NYC App Goes 2.0 For Beer Garden Season
Beer, the sweet elixir that draws me to the doom of oblivion, is apparently available in places called "Beer Gardens" here in NYC (and in various other locations, but this is NY-centric.) These "Garde...
11:36 pm GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch Lightbank Leads $1.2 Million Round In Enterprise Mobile Startup DoubleDutch
Enterprise mobile startup DoubleDutch has raised $1.2 million in funding, led by Lightbank, with Charles River Ventures, Launch Capital, Accelerator Ventures, Venture51, Zig Capital, and angels partic...
09:49 pm GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On" Scott Harrison: Water Changes Everything (TCTV)
Happy Earth Day everyone!And to have a good Earth Day, and I mean a really good one, you need to watch a three minute video that was released today. It's called Water Changes Everything and it's been ...
09:13 pm GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Another Chance To Win A Ticket To Disrupt NYC #TechCrunch
Here is another chance to win a free ticket to this year's Disrupt in NYC. We have confirmed some incredible guests and speakers, a few of which we announced yesterday. We will continue to announce m...
08:10 pm GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch AT&T Admits They Weren't Ready For The iPhone
AT&T's FCC filing for their planned T-Mo merger brings up a few interesting points about AT&T's network. To wit:A smartphone generates 24 times the mobile data traffic of a conventional wirele...
07:55 pm GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch Social Photo Aggregator Pixable Raises $3.6 Million
Pixable, a startup that develops sleek social photo creation and categorization tools, has raised $3.6 million in Series B funding led by Menlo Ventures. This brings Pixable's total funding to $6.6 mi...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) How GroupMe Won SXSW: Grilled Cheese
At this year's overcrowded and overhyped SXSW conference in Austin, one of the few startups to break through the noise was group text messaging app GroupMe. How did GroupMe win SXSW? Grilled che...
05:16 pm GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch Sequoia Invests In Chinese Online Retailer Milanoo.com
Sequoia Capital has invested 'multiple millions of dollars' in Milanoo.com, a China-based online retailer and wholesaler with a "passion for fashion".The proceeds of the financing rounds will be used ...
05:10 pm GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch How A Tweetdeck, UberMedia Deal Could Cut Down Twitter's Bird
In the world of Internet startups people can become obsessed with the function of a product or app, often ignoring how a company can change the dynamics of a market just through it's sheer existence. ...
04:45 pm GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch 83% Of Startups Plan To Hire This Year (Up From 73% Last Year): Survey
Silicon Valley Bank this morning released Startup Outlook 2011 (PDF), a survey of startup perceptions.The financial institution surveyed 375 U.S.-based, private, VC-backed software, hardware and clean...
04:16 pm GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch OpenFlow Startup Big Switch Raises $13.75M From Index, Khosla Ventures
Exclusive - Big Switch Networks, a fledgling company building a platform for virtualizing enterprise networks based on the OpenFlow standard, has raised $13.75 million in Series A financing in a round...
03:49 pm GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch MapQuest Nabs Former Google Docs Product Manager As Its New VP Of Product
Online mapping company MapQuest has named Vijay Bangaru VP of Product Management. Bangaru joins the AOL subsidiary from Google, where he was most recently responsible for all aspects of product develo...
02:33 pm GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch A Disaster In The Making? Sony's PlayStation Network Suffers Prolonged Global Outage
Sony's PlayStation Network, its online service for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable consoles, suffered from a major outage today, which remains ongoing. According to Sony's blog, the interruptio...
11:00 am GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch No Coupons Here, Just Cash: Groupon Files For Another $6 Million
Groupon has a fever, and the only prescription is more funding. According to this SEC form, the daily deal giant has raised yet another round, this time at just over $6 million. There's no word yet o...
09:58 am GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch With Bridg.me The Conference Calls You
Yes the headline here is actually this startup's trademarked tagline, but I couldn't resist the opportunity to feature a Yakov Smirnoff reference on TechCrunch (yes, I know, I'm old).In the same confe...
08:29 am GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch Kiva Expands Micro-Loans To Green Businesses
Kiva.org, one of the pioneers in micro-lending to international entrepreneurs, has expanded into a new vertical today"  Kiva Green Loans.Green Loans, which can be accessed from a new module...
08:15 am GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch YC_Y_U_NO Give Twitter Link Readers Auto-Entry Into YC?
A couple weeks back, I noticed an amusing Twitter account called YC_Y_U_NO that poked fun at Y Combinator and Silicon Valley in general, sometimes with pretty hilarious results. The account is a riff ...
05:14 am GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Is Tracking You To Build Something Very Valuable: Its Location Database
Your iPhone tracks you everywhere you go, and so do most phones these days. You knew that already. The reason this is a big story now is because it turns out that for the past 10 months Apple has be...
05:04 am GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch Japanese Company GREE Buys Mobile Social Gaming Platform OpenFeint For $104 Million In Cash
Mobile gaming startup OpenFeint, has been acquired by Japanese mobile gaming company GREE for $104 million in cash plus additional capital for growth of the OpenFeint platform. OpenFeint and its team...
01:58 am GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch It's Not Just Apple That Is Tracking Our Every Movement (TCTV)
This story of how the iPhone and iPad are tracking the every movement of their users keeps growing. Now DC Policymakers Ed Markey and Al Franken have gotten into the act, calling on Steve Jobs for an ...
12:02 am GMT - Fri, April 22, 2011
Techcrunch Formspring Names Ro Choy COO; Has Answered Three Billion Questions To Date
It's been a big month in the Marino-Choy household. No sooner did Lisa Marino get promoted to CEO of the would-be comeback-kid RockYou, than did her husband Ro Choy get named COO of the surging Q&...
11:43 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Google Hires A Tech Blogger? Caroline McCarthy Leaves CNET For The Search Giant
That's right. Even bloggers can get hired at Google. Caroline McCarthy, a social media writer at CNET, announced through her blog today that she will soon be joining the Google ranks in New York as a ...
11:12 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Xtify Retain Helps You Keep Your App Users Active
Xtify, a mobile app platform that provides publishers with custom tools for push notifications (even when the app is closed), is launching its Retain product today.If you're like me you probably have ...
11:10 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Move Over iFund: DCM, Tencent, GREE, KDDI Launch $100M A-Fund
We've all got iPhone mania in the Valley, never mind that Apple tracks our every move and won't explain why or that AT&T users can't actually make calls.But in Asia-- and much of the rest of the d...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Groupon Hires Google VP Margo Georgiadis As COO
Googler and fellow Greek Margo Georgiadis will be leaving her job as Vice President of Global Sales and Planning at Google Chicago to join daily deals site Groupon as Chief Operating Officer, Chicago ...
09:44 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Google Allows You To Subscribe To Offers In Portland, New York City City, San Francisco
It appears that Google's coupon service Offers, is live, starting in in Portland, Oregon. You also have the ability to subscribe to deals in areas within New York City, Oakland and San Francisco. On t...
09:44 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Google Allows You To Subscribe To Offers In Portland, New York City, San Francisco
It appears that Google's coupon service Offers, is live, starting in in Portland, Oregon. You also have the ability to subscribe to deals in areas within New York City, Oakland and San Francisco. On t...
09:02 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch London's Dream Of A Tech City Is A Nightmare With BT
Sometimes being a TechCrunch editor can actually be vaguely useful. Honest. Because we cover European startups from London, I've ended up being invited to join the London Mayor's Digital Advisory Boar...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch No Coupons Here, Just Cash: Groupon Files For Another $6 Million
Groupon has a fever, and the only prescription is more funding. According to this SEC form, the daily deal giant has received yet another infusion of capital, this time at just over $6 million. This c...
08:24 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Playmatics Raises $1 Million To Make Reality-Based, Social Games
Social and mobile gaming startup Playmatics attained a $1 million investment from several Swiss-based angel investors to develop a "real world game" franchise calledShadow Government the company rev...
08:05 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch News.me's Social News Aggregator For The iPad Now Live On The App Store
As we reported in February, betaworks and the New York Times are collaborating to launch a socialnews reader for the iPad called News.me. And we heard more details on the app as it readied for launch ...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Bnter Brings Conversation Sharing App To Android Phones, Launches Bookmarklet
We're big fans of Bnter, an app that allows you to share your conversations with others publicly. The same way you share photos via the web or your mobile phone, Bnter allows you to share snippets of ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch No Coupons Here, Just Cash: Groupon Files For Another $6 Million
Groupon has a fever, and the only prescription is more funding. According to this SEC form, the daily deal giant has received yet another infusion of capital, this time at just over $6 million. This c...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Ramps Up Lobbying Spend In Q1 2011, Up 400 Percent To A Record $230K
It's no secret that Facebook is deepening its ties with the Beltway crowd. As we saw yesterday, the company hosted a town hall meeting with President Obama and has steadily ramping up its lobbying eff...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Google And Facebook Ramp Up Lobbying Spend In Q1 2011
It's no secret that Facebook is deepening its ties with the Beltway crowd. As we saw yesterday, the company hosted a town hall meeting with President Obama and has steadily ramping up its lobbying eff...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Greenpeace Ranks Data Centers, Names Yahoo Cleanest And Apple The Dirtest
Greenpeace just released its latest snapshot of major corporation's impact on the planet with IT data centers the main target. The 35 page report [PDF link] details just how much energy is required to...
06:25 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Page Sharing Service Bo.lt Lets You Copy, Edit And Share Almost Any Webpage
With $5 million in funding from Benchmark Capital, web page sharing service Bo.lt launches today after about a year in private beta. Like a "Bit.ly on steroids," the service lets you paste any URL int...
06:08 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) GroupMe: Is Group Messaging The Thin Edge Of The Wedge?
What exactly is the deal with all of these group text messaging apps? In the Founder Stories video above, GroupMe founders Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci tell host Chris Dixon why they think group...
05:07 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch RIM Sold 45,000 Playbooks Opening Day
With launch reviews that rivaled Spiderman: Into The Dark, the Playbook didn't seem to get any breaks. However, depending on if you're a "glass half full" kind of person, the company did sell about 50...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Human-Curated Search Engine Blekko Adds Facebook Comments To Its Search Results
Ever since its launch in November 2010, Blekko has been on a mission to eliminate spam and content farms from search results. The human-curated search engine, which is also known both for using actual...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch NYT's Q1 Earnings: Digital Advertising Grows 4.5%, 100,000+ Paid Digital Subscribers
The New York Times Company this morning reported Q1 2011 earnings per share of $.04, compared with $.08 in the same period of 2010. Total revenues decreased 3.6 percent to $566.5 million from $587.9 m...
04:44 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Intuit's GoPayment iPad App Goes Live, Aims To Rival Square
Erick recently got a sneak peek at Intuit's GoPayment app for the iPad, a mobile payment app that lets anyone who sells a product or service get paid on the spot by processing credit cards.This mornin...
03:48 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Funding Circle, The Zopa-For-SMEs, Raises 2.5M Led By Index Ventures
Funding Circle, the peer-to-peer lending site for small businesses in the UK, has raised 2.5m in a Series A round led by Index Ventures. Unnamed co-investors as well as existing shareholders have also...
03:33 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon EC2 Goes Down, Taking With It Reddit, Foursquare And Quora
Cloud computing is all very well until someone trips over a wire and the whole thing goes dark.Reddit, Foursquare and Quora were among the sites affected by Amazon Web Services suffering network laten...
02:58 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Nokia's Q1 2011: Profit Declines, Sales Increase
Aside from announcing that the deal with Microsoft has now been signed, Nokia this morning also released quarterly results.Nokia, until further notice still the world's largest maker of mobile phones,...
02:32 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Nokia, Microsoft Deal Gets Signed, Volume Shipments "On Schedule" 
Roughly 10 weeks after Nokia and Microsoft announced an alliance to build a series of Nokia Windows phones, the two companies today signed the definitive agreement for their strategic partnership. We ...
02:26 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Busuu Raises Angel Round From Fon-Founder Martin Varsavsky
Busuu.com, the language learning community, has raised an Angel round from FON-founder and serial entrepreneur Martin Varsavsky.The Madrid-based startup is remaining mum about the size of the investme...
01:29 pm GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Power.com Shuts Down, Domain Name Up For Sale
A tipster informs us that Power.com is no more and that the domain name will be sold through an auction that ends on August 17, 2011. Interested parties can pre-register on the hideous, superlative-la...
10:50 am GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch RockMelt Mobile, The Demo Video
RockMelt, the social browser, came out with an iPhone app today. If you are familiar with RockMelt, which opened up publicly last month after much of its initial fanfare died down, it adds feeds and...
10:38 am GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch LDC Snatches Up Web Hosting Provider UK2Group For $77 Million Big Ones
Lloyd's Development Capital (LDC), the private equity arm of Lloyd's Trustee Savings Bank, the third largest bank in the U.K. (and state-backed) announced today that it has acquired a majority stake i...
10:23 am GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch After A Full Afternoon At Facebook, Obama Collects Largesse From Tech Elite
My mother flew from San Francisco to Seattle today, and was annoyed to be kept sitting on the runway for two hours while President Obama flew into town. "How rude," she said. Obama probably shouldn't...
09:59 am GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Yahoo Pointing Finger At Microsoft For Search Revenue Shortfall
Yahoo had another lousy quarter. Revenues were down 6 percent, profits were down 28 percent. What's more, it's search partnership with Microsoft isn't going so great. And the finger pointing is sta...
03:57 am GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Review: T-Mobile G2x (Optimus 2X)
Perhaps the most powerful phone on the market, the G2x is certainly impressive technically, but physically it's uninspiring, and a lack of compelling HD and gaming content compatible with Android make...
03:20 am GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Venuetastic Makes Booking An Event Space A Breeze
Finding the right venue space within budget, location and size constraints can be the toughest part of planning an event. And the most time-intensive part of the process is doing the due-diligence aro...
02:50 am GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Obama: I Want People To Feel The Same About The Next Internet Breakthrough As They Did About The Moonwalk
Obama spent a considerate amount of time preaching to the choir at today's Facebook townhall event, first bringing up Intel founder and Hungarian immigrant Andy Grove as an example of the kind of immi...
02:28 am GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Behind Apple's Blowout Quarter: iPhones, MacBooks And China
It is difficult to understate what a run Apple is on right now. Look no further than the blowout earnings Apple reported today for its second fiscal quarter ended in March. Revenues were up revenue...
02:10 am GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Charlie Rose Comes Back To Disrupt NYC With Ron Conway, Roelof Botha, And Arianna Huffington
At last year's NYC Disrupt, we had a star-studded lineup. Ron Conway, Tim Armstrong, Carol Bartz, Jack Dorsey, Dennis Crowley, Yuri Milner, and Sean Parker, just to name a few. This year promises anot...
01:54 am GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch 50% Of Apple's Revenue Now Comes From The iPhone
Over the last 3 months (December 26th, 2010 - March 26th, 2011), Apple pulled in a grand total of 24.6 billion dollars. Now, what percentage of that do you think is from the iPhone? 10%? 25%&#...
01:25 am GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch ScoreBig Scores $14 Million To Be The Priceline For Event Tickets
ScoreBig, a new members-only site offering deep discounts on tickets for sports, concert and theater events nationwide, has raised $14 million in Series B financing led by U.S. Venture Partners with B...
01:14 am GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch From Check-Ins To Recommendations: A Glimpse Into The Future of Foursquare
Today, at the Where 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara, man-about-town Robert Scoble spoke with Foursquare Co-founder Dennis Crowley about future plans for the hot location-based service. According to Crow...
12:40 am GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Earnings Q2 '11: $24.67B Revenue; 3.76M Macs, 18.65M iPhones, 4.69M iPads Sold
It's that special time of the season, when Apple fans and investors alike get to gloat over just how much money the tech giant in Cupertino is raking in: Quarterly Earnings. The company had a blockbus...
12:10 am GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Zuckerberg, Obama Answer Questions At Facebook HQ Today: Watch The Livestream Here
President Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, House Leader Nancy Pelosi, myself and a crew of over 700 Facebook employees, press and guests of The White House have gathered at...
12:10 am GMT - Thu, April 21, 2011
Techcrunch Obama, Zuckerberg Hold Town Hall At Facebook HQ Today: Watch The Livestream Here
President Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, House Leader Nancy Pelosi, myself and a crew of over 700 Facebook employees, press and guests of The White House have gathered at...
10:50 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch AT&T Added 1.6M Non-Phone Wireless Device Connections In Q1 2011, Passes 12M Devices Total
We saw that the iPhone-Verizon deal didn't hit AT&T's earnings so hard this morning and now the telecommunications giant is reporting the number of mobile broadband connections AT&T has facili...
10:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch People Search Site MyLife Acquires Citizen Local To Power Local Services And Deals
People search site MyLife has acquired local deals site CitizenLocal.com. The new site will be used to power MyLife's local service and deals platform. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed....
10:39 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Surprise! Your iPhone Is Tracking Your Every Move
Thanks to CSI and every action movie ever using it as a plot device, everyone knows that cell phones make you easier to track. Between cell tower triangulation and remote GPS pinging services, you're ...
10:23 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Check In App Loopt Introduces Loopt Qs, Q&A Polls Around Local
Loopt, a location-based checkins app along the lines of Foursquare, is announcing the launch of Loopt Qs today at Where 2.0 Conference. Loopt Qs are "micro reviews" or polls that the Loopt community t...
10:23 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Check In App Loopt Introduces Loopt Qs, Location Based Q&A Polls
Loopt, a location-based checkins app along the lines of Foursquare, is announcing the launch of Loopt Qs today at Where 2.0 Conference. Loopt Qs are "micro reviews" or polls that the Loopt community t...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Of Reggae Roads and Blood Diamonds: The Dawn of Tech in Liberia and Sierra Leone
Earlier this month, I traveled with a bevvy of women in tech (including former Etsy CEO Maria Thomas and Twitter's Jessica Verilli) through the capital cities and upcountry stretches of Liberia (pop....
09:34 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Google Earth Builder Allows Companies To Process And Store Geospatial Data In The Cloud
Google Maps and Earth are both massively popular consumer products produced by Google. In fact, Google Earth has been downloaded over 700 million times and Maps has become one of the most popular cros...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Socialcam 2.0 Lands on The iPhone
Back in Feburary we took an in-depth look at Socialcam, the mobile video app for iPhone and Android that was built by Justin.tv. The app is easiest to describe as an 'Instagram for video' " ...
08:42 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch X PRIZE Visioneering and The Mother of All Business Plan Competitions
I've participated in dozens of business plan competitions over the years. I concluded that they are a lot fun, but that they do little more than educating students on the fundamentals of starting a bu...
08:34 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch How PayPal Can Help Where Close The Loop From Mobile Intent To Purchase
Why is eBay buying Where.com? It's all about trying to link mobile ads directly to payments. Where will fall under PayPal. The geo-location service and mobile advertising company already has mi...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Weebly Launches Support For Multiple Editor Accounts
Weebly, the web-based website creator that sports an easy, drag-and-drop interface, is launching a big new feature this morning: support for multiple editors under the same account. In short, you'll n...
07:59 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Remember Qwitter? They Were Just Acquired By TwitterCounter For $11,111
Remember Qwitter, the service that sends you an email whenever someone unfollows you on Twitter?Well, the app was just purchased in a public auction by Amsterdam-based TwitterCounter for $11,111. ...
07:14 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Report: The New Apple TV Is Selling Well, Analyst Puts Total Sales Just Under 2 Million In 7 Months
Apple's secret quest for living room domination is off to a good start, that is if an analyst's report is to believed. Ming-Chi Kuo of Concord Securities surveyed Apple supplies and found that the lat...
06:34 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Digital Signal Raises $15M For "~Minority Report'-Type Facial Recognition Tech
I trust you've seen Minority Report, starring Tom Cruise. Now check out the website of Digital Signal Corporation (shots below of the homepage and a scene from the movie). The company looks like it co...
06:27 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Review: The T-Mobile G-Slate
The Honeycomb slate market is getting crowded. With new devices launching every day and current models getting incremental updates that put them on parity with just about anything else out there, manu...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Qwiki's Mapolicious iPad App Hits iTunes
A couple weeks ago, Qwiki CEO Doug Imbruce came by my office to talk about his new iPad app (watch video below), but he wasn't quite ready to show it. This morning it finally hit iTunes, where you ca...
05:37 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon Partnering With OverDrive To Bring Kindle Library Lending To 11,000 Libraries Across The US
Who says Amazon is trying to kill the local library? The company's latest venture brings the power of the Kindle to public and educational libraries through a partnership with OverDrive. That soun...
05:24 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Mobile Barcode Company Scanbuy Secures $5 Million In Funding
Scanbuy, a New York-based provider of mobile barcode solutions, has raised an additional $5 million to complete its latest round of funding, bringing the total raised to $26.6 million.Investors for th...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch AT&T's Best First Quarter Ever Saw 3.6 Million iPhones Sold
AT&T is having a good quarter. They're reporting 5.5 million sold, 60 percent of those iPhones, and they hit 10.2 percent growth and 23% more new AT&T iPhone subscribers. It looks like the mas...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch eBay Acquires Location-Based Media And Advertising Company WHERE
eBay has acquired location-based media company Where.com, the retail giant tells us. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but the acquisition is expected to close at the end of the second q...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Skydeck Quietly Becomes Mr. Number, Hits 2 Million Users, Brings Status Alerts And More To Mobile
Sometimes, when you're building a business, you just have to go with what works -- even if that means a substantial pivot from your initial vision. Case in point: Beginning in early 2008, TechCrunch w...
03:54 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Online Search, Advertising Company Lijit Networks Lands $10 Million
Lijit Networks, a provider of custom site search and advertising solutions for online publishers, has secured $10 million in financing in a round led by new investor Highway 12 Ventures and existing b...
03:41 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch No "~Coupon-Chasers' Here "" Whatser Aims To Help Local Businesses Reward Loyalty
Whatser, the location-based service that lets users share their favorite locations with friends and discover new ones along the way, is flicking the monetization switch today.It's launching a 'marketi...
03:34 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch "Buttonless iPod"  Faker Writes In About Fakery
A little while back, we got a picture in the tips line of a 128GB iPod touch with a capacitive home screen button. Shortly afterwards, we got a second picture, much clearer, which we quickly determine...
03:20 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch The Washington Post Launches Trove, A Personalized Social News Site
The Washington Post Company this morning debuted its free, personalized, social news site and aggregator Trove in public beta.First reported to be in the works and nearing launch by The Wall Street Jo...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Former Google, Digg Product Chief Keval Desai Lands At VC Firm InterWest
VC firm InterWest Partners this morning announced that Keval Desai, an entrepreneur turned VC turned high-profile product manager turned angel investor (*breathe*) has signed on as a partner. It's a n...
02:34 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Processing $500 Million A Year, Payoneer Launches Local Money Transfers
If you're a professional affiliate, buying traffic, getting paid, then turning around and buying traffic right back up again is your modus operandi. The ability to turn around and re-buy traffic as qu...
02:09 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Killer Startups In Europe Beckon "" If We Tighten Our Synapse To The World
This is a guest post by Alex Hoye, a London-based Angel investor and entrepreneurial adviser to companies in the Internet, media, or consumer markets. He also currently serves as CEO of Latitude Group...
02:05 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, AmEx And Others Offer Over $400M In Value To Startup America
Unveiled at the end of January, the Startup America Partnership has just announced a slew of new company commitments, in conjunction with President Obama's Town Hall meeting at Facebook today.For thos...
01:59 pm GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook, Android Increasingly Under Attack: AVG Q1 Security Threat Report
Internet and mobile security company AVG Technologies has observed a jump in attacks targeting Facebook and Android, unsurprisingly both platforms with a user base that continues to rapidly grow all o...
10:14 am GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Toshiba Announces 10.1-Inch Regza Tablet With Android 3.0 And LED Backlight
As reported back in January, Toshiba is preparing what looks like a pretty powerful Android tablet, and today, the company took the wraps of the so-called Regza Tablet AT300 [JP]. Judging from the spe...
03:41 am GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Social Jukebox exfm Raises $750,000 For Its Music Discovery And Sharing Extension
exfm, a Chrome extension that allows you to discover new music while browsing, today announced that it has raised $750K in seed funding. The round was led by Spark Capital, Betaworks, Founder Collecti...
03:19 am GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Music Gaming Startup JamLegend Acqhired By Zynga
Earlier today we wrote about music games startup JamLegend joining the deadpool. JamLegend aimed to compete against biggies Rock Band and Guitar Hero and was shut down today after three years so the t...
02:09 am GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Libellous URLs Are Hilarious. Except That One Time I Nearly Went To Jail
An interesting story today from Nieman Journalism Lab, pointing to the dangers of URL spoofing.The danger, according to Neiman's Andrew Phelps, stems from the fact that many news organizations include...
01:28 am GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Byliner Launches With A Splash, Aims To Disrupt Long-Form Journalism,
The media is buzzing with allegations that Nobel Peach Prize nominee Greg Mortenson fabricated his bestselling books and misused millions of dollars in donations.Amazingly, within days of 60 Minutes b...
01:28 am GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Byliner Launches With A Splash, Aims To Disrupt Long-Form Journalism
The media is buzzing with allegations that Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greg Mortenson fabricated his bestselling books and misused millions of dollars in donations.Amazingly, within days of 60 Minutes b...
01:13 am GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Clamps Down On Incentivized App Downloads
Bad news for Tapjoy, Flurry, and numerous other mobile advertising platforms that cater to iOS developers: Apple is clamping down on incentivized downloads. In other words, it's now much harder to buy...
01:03 am GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch Yahoo's Q1: Revenue down 6% To $1.06B, Net Earnings Decrease 28%
Search portal Yahoo has just released its 1st quarter 2011 earnings. Yahoo's non-GAAP revenue for the first quarter of 2011 was $1.064 billion versus $1.13 billion reported for the first quarter of 20...
12:41 am GMT - Wed, April 20, 2011
Techcrunch IBM Beats The Street, Posts Revenue of $24.6B; Net Income Up 10 Percent To $2.9B
Following strong fourth quarter 2010 results, IBM released first quarter earnings today, reporting $24.6 billion in revenue for the quarter which is up 8 percent (or up 5 percent adjusting for curren...
11:51 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch As Instagram Innovates, Yahoo Product Head Makes "Early Flickr"  Comparison
Tech pundits like to compare Instagram and Flickr, because they both created a lot of excitement and a community around photo-sharing in their heydays (Instagram is currently in the middle of its mome...
11:48 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch SAY Media Acquires Dogster (And Has More Acquisitions In The Works)
Just six months after its creation,SAY Media is already going to the dogs: it's acquired Dogster, a web community for dog-owners that draws around 2 million unique visitors a month. It's a move that s...
11:09 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch T-Mobile's Bobsled Is A Free, Facebook-Based, VoIP App
In a slightly puzzling move, T-Mobile has released a Facebook app that enables friend-to-friend voice chat. It's called Bobsled (or more properly, Bobsled by T-Mobile, as it will remind you at every s...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Yahoo's 4Cast Allows You To Cast Predictions On Any Topic
It looks like although Yahoo is shutting many of its services down, the company is still trying to innovate around new products. Spawned in Yahoo's Sandbox, Yahoo 4Cast is a platform for you to cast ...
10:24 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On" Peter Sims: Why Brilliant Ideas Fail + Book Giveaway
Best selling author, TechCrunch contributor and former VC Peter Sims is making a giant wager with his stimulating new book Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge From Small Discoveries. Sims is be...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch The Seed Stage Dandelion Effect
Two phrases heard often from entrepreneurs are: (1) "I'm looking for a technical co-founder"  and (2) "We're hiring engineers, developers, and designers."  Unless they ha...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch NASA Will Start Flying Coach With "Commercial Crews" 
After the coming retirement of the Shuttle program, NASA will begin flying along with multiple "commercial crews" including Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin group and Elon Musk's SpaceX. Rounding out the $270 ...
09:05 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch E la Carte: Table-Top Computers Bring Restaurants To The Future (With Bonus Trivia!)
When you stop and think about it, the restaurant song-and-dance routine we've all memorized is a bit strange: we take our seats, wait, order some drinks, wait, order some food (and some smalltalk with...
08:31 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch comScore: Including iPads, iPods And Tablets, Apple's iOS Outreaches Android By 59 Percent
comScore has just released an interesting study comparing the reach of Apple's iOS platform to Google's Android operating system in the U.S. The analytics and data company is reported that Apple's de...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Tagged Buys Popular SocialInstant Messaging Client Digsby
Tagged, the San Francisco-based social network that is most notable because of its ability to grow profitably during the Facebook era, has closed its first acquisition. dotSyntax, the corporation that...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Who Are These GroupMe Guys?
How do you become a startup founder? There are many paths, but often founders grow up at other startups. GroupMe co-founders Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci are still pretty young. Both graduated f...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Consumer Electronics Shopping Service Decide Raises $6 Million Pre-Launch
Stealth startup Decide announced this morning that it has closed a $6 million series B round of funding. The series B round was led by Maveron, Madrona Venture Group, Google founding board member Ram ...
06:51 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Ticketmaster Rival Ticketfly Gets $12 Million To Make Concert Ticketing More Social
Social ticketing company Ticketfly is announcing a $12 million in Series B round from Root Music investor Mohr Davidow Ventures, High Peaks Venture Partners, Contour Venture Partners and angels Roger ...
06:51 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Ticketmaster Rival Ticketfly Gets Another $12M To Make Concert Ticketing More Social
Social ticketing company Ticketfly is announcing a $12 million Series B round of financing from Root Music investor Mohr Davidow Ventures. This Series B will bring the startup's total funding to $15 m...
06:37 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch TreatFeed Raises $5.4 Million For Rewards-Based Social Shopping Platform
TreatFeed, a newly launched social shopping application, has raised $5.4 million in funding led by Norwest Venture Partners. TreatFeed, which is characterized as a 'word of mouth' rewards system, is t...
06:27 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch With $4 Million From Comcast, Fwix Launches Its Own Open Places Databases
With a fresh infusion of $4 million from Comcast Interactive Capital, which it raised recently in a series B financing (with previous investor BlueRun also pitching in), hyperlocal places database Fwi...
06:07 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch JamLegend And Skribit Tumble Down Into The Deadpool
Companies, like visitors of Chinese take-away restaurants, come and go. Today, we have the unfortunate duty to report that two fine young Internet startups have not survived the never-ending battle fo...
05:29 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Can YouTube Handle Livestreaming The Royal Wedding?
YouTube loves to push its livestreaming capabilities. It's done U2 concerts and government debates , but now it will stream what may turn out to be its biggest live event ever: The British Royal Wedd...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Sonos For Android Is Here, Devices Now Support Airplay
You've been waiting and now it's here: Sonos has just announced the availability of the free Controller on the Android platform. It is compatible with almost all Android phones and tablets and support...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Dish Taking Over Blockbuster Leases, Will Maintain Physical Stores
According to an AP Report, Dish Networks, the soon-to-be new owner of Blockbuster, is keeping the leases on 500 of Blockbuster's physical stores. The reasoning, while on the surface inscrutable, will ...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz Leads $1.75M Round In Freebie Marketplace Listia
Listia, a marketplace for free stuff, has raised $1.75 million in funding from an impressive roster of investors and angels. The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from SV Angel, ...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch The BlackBerry PlayBook Is Now Available In The US & Canada
Never mind the reviews, if the PlayBook is on your shopping list, you probably don't need a reminder that it hits a variety of retailers today in both the US and Canada. Pricing is much like the iPad'...
03:55 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Courtesy Of Moo, AOL's About.me Allows Users To Print Free Business Cards
Personal profile startup About.me, which was acquired by AOL last December, is adding a new feature today" the ability to print business cards for free from personal profiles on the platform...
03:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Hitachi Announces First USB 3.0 External Drives, Bundled With Personal Cloud Space
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (which was just acquired by Western Digital) has announced the company's first USB 3.0 external hard drives, the so-called Touro Mobile Pro Portable Drive and the T...
12:54 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Do I Hear $50 million? This Bidding War Is About Tweetdeck's High-End Users
Talk about swings and roundabouts. In this case, Silicon Roundabouts. For Tweetdeck holds a special place in the growing galaxy of London tech startups and news today that it is still 'in play' as an ...
12:22 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Samsung Inks $1.375 Billion Deal With Seagate On HDD Operations And More
Samsung and Seagate this morning announced a broad 'strategic alignment' in a move to expand their existing relationship and more effectively counter competitor Western Digital.The most important elem...
12:22 pm GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Samsung Inks $1.375 Billion Deal With Seagate On HDD Operations Sale And More
Samsung and Seagate this morning announced a broad 'strategic alignment' in a move to expand their existing relationship and more effectively counter competitor Western Digital.The most important elem...
11:53 am GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Nokia Brings Photorealistic 3D Models Of 20 Entire Cities To Ovi Maps
Users of Google Maps and Bing Maps have enjoyed 3D imagery for a while now, and Nokia is now catching up with the launch of (admittedly very nice-looking) photorealistic 3D models of 20 metropolitan a...
11:01 am GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Google's "~Map Maker' Now Lets You Edit Google Maps In The United States
It's hard to believe, but for the last few years Google Maps users in the United States have been missing out on a pretty important feature (though there's a decent chance you've never heard of it). I...
09:17 am GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Vokle Raises $767K For Its Live Video Conferencing Platform
Vokle, a web-based video communication platform, announced today that it has closed a $767K round of seed funding. The round was led by Tech Coast Angels, Sierra Angels, Grammy-nominated singer Imogen...
07:50 am GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Buzzd Rebrands As Local Response; Debuts Social Customer Management Tool For Businesses
When Nihal Mehta launched Buzzd with co-founder Deepen Shah, he believed in the power of the check-in and essentially created an city guide that aggregated check-ins from Foursquare, Gowalla, and othe...
07:31 am GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Five Reasons Why Twitter Will Kill TweetDeck
On reading today's report by the Wall Street Journal that Twitter is in talks to buy TweetDeck, I believe the only reason it is doing so is to protect its turf.Less than a week ago, CNN wrote a piece...
07:12 am GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch A Wind Farm In Oregon Draws $100 Million Investment From Google's Treasury
Google Inc.'s putting another $100 million into large-scale, renewable energy projects. The company's director of green business operations, Rick Needham, revealed Monday in a post to the corporate b...
06:47 am GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Yotpo Raises $800K For Its Opinion Aggregation Engine
Tel Aviv-based Yotpo announced today that it has raised $800K in seed funding. The funding was led by 2B Angels and PLUS Ventures, two early stage Israeli investment firms focused on communications an...
06:44 am GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Adaptly Raises $2.7 Million To Facilitate Cross Platform Social Ad Buys
Social ad buying platform Adaptly has raiseda total of $2.7 million in seed and Series A funding fromFirst Round Capital, Charles River Ventures,Kirschenbaum Bond Senecal & Partners and Lerer Vent...
06:31 am GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch EFB For iPad: Will Your Pilot Be Using This In 2012?
Back in February, we heard that a private jet company had gotten FAA approval to use an iPad-based charting system instead of paper charts, which are the standard throughout the industry. They used an...
06:06 am GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Little Bets, The Book
Google, Pixar, Twitter. All of them started as side projects or experiments which only later turned into big ideas. In a world of lean startups, the mantra is to get a product out there in the hands...
05:26 am GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Chris DeWolfe's MindJolt Expands Gaming Empire; Buys SGN And Hallpass Media
MindJolt, the game distribution company that was acquired by MySpace founder and former CEO Chris DeWolfe last year, has made two significant acquisitions in the gaming space today"  game de...
03:04 am GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch So Is Web 3.0 Already Here? (TCTV)
Last week, we invited big-thinkers Reid Hoffman and Tim O'Reilly into the TechCrunch Studios to talk about Hoffman's definition of "Web 3.0"-- a torrent of innovation that's going to be unleashed by ...
02:24 am GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch TweetDeck Reportedly Still In Play
Earlier in February we had reported on UberMedia's acquisition talks with TweetDeck, a land grab move that would have given Bill Gross' UberMedia control of nearly 20% of tweets served. Shortly there-...
02:07 am GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Cardnap: The Hipmunk of Gift Cards Wants To Make Card Search A Breeze
Launching today is Perth-based Cardnap, a site that lets you search for the best deals on gift cards. Cardnap wants to be what Hipmunk is for airline search, in that the startup is employing a user-fr...
01:43 am GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Zynga Discontinues Mafia Wars Game On Myspace
It's not a good sign for a social network when game developers begin to shut down applications all together. And it appears that Zynga is shuttering its Mafia Wars game on beleaguered social network M...
01:32 am GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch RIM, Caught Between Work And Whimsy, Has Lost Its Way
I've been using the Blackberry Playbook since Friday and I find it to be a unique and very usable device. The obvious problems aside - no native email client, poor browsing, wonky Flash support - it's...
01:11 am GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Sues Samsung, Claims Its Android Devices Are Copycats
The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has just filed another lawsuit in its legal crusade against Android: a 'look and feel' complaint against Samsung phones including the Galaxy S 4G, Epic 4G, G...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Groupon Acquires Whrrl Creator Pelago
Daily deals site Groupon has acquired Whrrl creator Pelago this morning. The iFund-back Whrrl is a LBS services app that allows people to check into places like Foursquare. No word on the price of the...
12:50 am GMT - Tue, April 19, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Says Samsung "Chose To Copy"  iPhone and iPad, Sues Them
Wowza. Think that Samsung's Galaxy phones or Galaxy Tabs are a little bit too much like the iPhone and iPad? Apple agrees. So much so, in fact, that they're taking Samsung to court over it.Accordi...
11:40 pm GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch Stealth NYC Startup Kohort Raises $3 Million Seed Round From IA Ventures, RRE, And More
A stealth startup in New York City called Kohort has raised a pretty hefty "seed" round of $3 million from a large group of VCs and angels. IA Ventures led the round. But other investors getting in ...
11:22 pm GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch Letting Go: How Sharing Your Data Can Transform Your Life (TCTV)
It's time for the much-awaited part two of our sit down with Internet big-thinkers Reid Hoffman and Tim O'Reilly. We invited the two in the studio last week to talk about what Hoffman has called "Web...
10:55 pm GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch The Tiny HP Veer To Get A Big Launch Party On May 2nd
Here comes the Veer! Is the world ready for a 2.6-inch touchscreen phone? Who knows! That's the fun part. HP just sent out invites to a May 2nd "Launch Party" which, as the name suggests, is likel...
10:11 pm GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch Real Estate Listings Site Zillow Files For $51.75 Million IPO
As expected, real estate listings and search site Zillow has just filed its S-1, which indicates that the company will be pursuing a public offering. Zillow wants to raise $51.75 million in the offeri...
09:33 pm GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch MOAT: A Search Engine For Ads, And So Much More
If you work in online advertising, until recently there hasn't been a very good way to find out which ads are running across the Internet. Search engines like Google index the underlying web pages, a...
09:26 pm GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch AutoTech Video: We Drive Elon Musk's Personal Tesla Roadster Sport
Unlike other automakers, Tesla is headquartered in the hills of Palo Alto next to beautiful rolling hills with lush green scenery and horse crossing signs. As you can imagine, a place like this would ...
09:21 pm GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch Walmart Ventures Into The Social Media Space With Acquisition Of Kosmix
Walmart this morning said it is buying Mountain View-based Kosmix, a heavily funded social media technology provider that has built a platform that enables users to filter and organize content in soci...
09:03 pm GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch ContentAide: Get Daily Reports About Your Rival's Facebook Page
Facebook Pages "  the social network's profiles meant for businesses, celebrities, and public entities " are becoming an increasingly important way to establish a long-term relatio...
08:48 pm GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch Bidmyway Raises $1.35 Million In Funding To Build An "~eBay For Local Deals'
Exclusive - Elite Media Worx, the startup behind local deals bidding site Bidmyway, has secured $1.35 million in financing as it gears up for the public debut of its 'eBay for deal-of-the-day sites'. ...
08:24 pm GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch MXP4"s Bopler Games App Turns Lily Allen Songs Into (Social) Gaming Music
Alright, who is up for a round of Lily Allen Tetris? Yes, that's right, now you challenge your friends to various games on Facebook and select the music as well. But this is about more than just b...
08:07 pm GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch Apple's Subscription Bait And Switch
When Apple announced back in February that The Daily would be the first subscription news app on iTunes, it was seen by other publishers as the model going forward. Some like it, some don't, but at ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch Localytics Raises $2.5 Million For Mobile Analytics Platform
Mobile app analytics provider Localytics, a graduate of the 2009 TechStars Boston class, has raised $2.5 million in new funding from Launchpad Venture Group, New York Angels and Hub Angels. This bring...
06:19 pm GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch Digby Lands $8 Million To Help Retailers Power Mobile Commerce
Digby, which helps retailers design, deploy and manage mobile commerce web sites and rich applications optimized for smartphones, has raised $8 million in Series C funding led by Battery Ventures wi...
06:11 pm GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch TheNextWeb Conference Is Cleared For Landing "" Will You Survive?
The Next Web Conference 2011 in Amsterdam is next week and as usual it's, well, a gas. It's startups, it's good weather, it's in Amsterdam - what's not to love? Amazingly it's in its sixth year an...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch BrightEdge: Majority Of Brands Do Not Have Facebook Or Twitter Accounts In Top Search Results On Google
SEO firm BrightEdge is releasing a new study today that shows that the majority of brands are doing little to optimize their Twitter or Facebook pages to make them more discoverable in search results....
05:31 pm GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch Another One Bites The Dust: Yahoo To Kill Buzz On April 21
We knew this was coming, but Yahoo has announcing that it will not longer support Yahoo Buzz, its a Digg-like product where users can rank stories from publishers.According to a message on the Buzz we...
04:31 pm GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch On-Demand Video Services Company Envivio Files To Go Public
Envivio on Friday filed with the SEC for a $69 million IPO. The company, which was founded over a decade ago, has evolved from video encoding technology provider to a company that strives to make vide...
03:20 pm GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch Concur Partners With, Invests $40 Million In India's Online Travel Site Cleartrip
Concur, a publicly listed provider of travel and expense management solutions, is teaming up with Cleartrip, one of India's leading online travel portals. The deal encompasses both a strategic marketi...
02:40 pm GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch SilverRail Raises Further $5M For Its Passenger Rail Ticketing Platform
SilverRail Technologies, the passenger rail ticketing platform, has raised a further $5m in a round led by PAR Captial. Previous investors include Sutter Hill, Grandbanks Capital, Brook Ventures and A...
12:18 pm GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch Metaforic Raises $8 Million To Combat Software Pirates, Hackers
Anti-piracy software maker Metaforic, based in Glasgow, California and Tokyo, has raised $8 million in a round led by Scottish Equity Partners. Existing backers Pentech Ventures and the Scottish Inves...
10:28 am GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch Dropbox Hits 25 Millions Users, 200 Million Files Per Day
Dropbox will announce a number of milestones on Monday morning, we've learned. The file backup and sharing service was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. It was in one of the early Y ...
06:52 am GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch Burn Notice Prequel Goes All Dual Screen With Realtime Comments
TV is just not the same without Twitter and Facebook chatter. Tonight's prequel movie Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe comes with social chatter about the show on your laptop courtesy of Echo, the re...
06:21 am GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch Wall Street Gives Larry Page A Big -1
Google's first quarterly earnings with Larry Page back at the helm as CEO of Google didn't go so well last Thursday. Revenues did rise an impressive 27 percent, but expenses grew an even larger 34 pe...
05:40 am GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch Backstage at Cirque Du Soleil's "~K': Part One "" Setting The (Awesome) Stage
What happens in Vegas no longer stays in Vegas. Where once it was possible to fly to the middle of the desert, get absolutely wrecked on frozen margaritas and warm hookers and then return to civilizat...
03:30 am GMT - Mon, April 18, 2011
Techcrunch OMGJK: Flipping Through The PlayBook, Now In Stunning HD
It's time for a new episode of OMG/JK. And yes,the title above refers to what may be the greatest technical advance for TechCrunch TV since its inception last year: we're now shooting the show in HD. ...
09:19 pm GMT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Techcrunch Hey Kids, What Time Is It?
As Mark Twain, or Yogi Berra, famously said, reports of Twitter's or Foursquare's death are exaggerated. There's way too much left from picking over RSS's carcass. No, seriously, I really mean that. T...
06:46 pm GMT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Techcrunch Fly or Die: The HP Touchsmart All-In-One PC And The Businessweek iPad App
It's big screen week on Fly or Die. This week, John Biggs and I take a look at the HP Touchsmart All-in-One PC, a 14-inch Toshiba portable monitor, and the new Businessweek iPad app. As usual, a sur...
11:44 am GMT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Techcrunch iPhone 4 About To Be Flickr's Top Camera. Point & Shoots? Pretty Much The Opposite.
What's the most popular camera used in terms of pictures taken that are uploaded to Flickr? Right now, it's the Nikon D90. But in about a month or so, it will be Apple's iPhone 4. What's amazing i...
06:27 am GMT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Techcrunch 18 Hardcore Months In The Making, Glitch Is Ready To Roll
Starting next week, there's a new massively multi-player online game launching in beta that you're going to want to play. It's called Glitch, and it's been in the making for well over a year. From wha...
06:26 am GMT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Techcrunch From the Teclosion 2011 Spring Event In Tokyo: 15 Demos From Japanese Startups
On Friday, I attended Teclosion Spring 2011 in Tokyo/Japan, a one-day web industry event (backed by TechCrunch Japan and Tokyo-based UI design company DESIGN IT!, amongst others) that was very much fo...
04:31 am GMT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Techcrunch Jack Dorsey Is A Real Man, For A Good Cause
DNA, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher's foundation for sex trafficking awareness, has launched its social media campaign this week, "Real Men Don't Buy Girls." If you get past the absurdity of their ads ...
02:48 am GMT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Techcrunch Voxy Now Uses Your Location To Help You Learn Language
TechCrunch Disrupt finalist Voxy, an service that lets you learn a language "from life" has just updated its iPhone app in the App Store, with one pretty disruptive difference; Voxy's ESL app Aprende ...
01:39 am GMT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Techcrunch Square's Disruptive Payment Service About To Get A Huge Retail Boost From Apple
Mobile payments company Square has landed a big coup" sales placement on Apple's online store. And we've just confirmed with Square that the startup has a deal for in-store sales as well. Ap...
01:30 am GMT - Sun, April 17, 2011
Techcrunch Mobli Aims To Give Mobile PhotoVideo Sharing A Little Celebrity Flair
Given the rapid success that Instagram is seeing, it should be absolutely no surprise the startups are rushing to the mobile photo/video sharing space. But is there room for more than one player? ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Techcrunch The Real Reason Mike McCue Needs $50 Million: Google Is Building A Flipboard Killer
When news came out the other day that Flipboard just raised another $50 million at a $200 million valuation for its iPad news reading app, I gave CEO Mike McCue a hard time on Twitter and here on Tech...
09:56 pm GMT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Interview: FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski
Earlier this week, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski took the stage at the Computer History Museum in San Jose, CA for a special Commonwealth Club event moderated by Adam Lashinsky, Senior Editor at Lar...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 4.16.11 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang "  Dennis Crowley, JP Rangaswami, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor "  waxed prophetically in the social garden. Crowley has been the focus of some med...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Techcrunch What App Developers Want: Letters To Steve Jobs And Larry Page
The next smartphone wave is about to hit. Android 3.1 (Ice Cream Sundae) is expected in May, and iOS 5 in June. Greg already posted a pretty compelling user's wish list for the latter, but what develo...
06:42 pm GMT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Techcrunch Behind The Scenes At The New York Tech Meetup (TCTV)
Since launching in 2004, the New York Tech Meetup has mushroomed to more than 17,000 members, making it the largest MeetUp in the world. Once a month the community pours into the Skirball Center on NY...
05:03 pm GMT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Techcrunch Welcome To The U.S.! What Spotify Can Expect When It Arrives
I just read that Spotify is coming to the U.S! Oh, wait. That was an article from 2009. I hope they really mean it this time. I love the product. To grease the skids for them a bit, I've put together ...
07:43 am GMT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Techcrunch Google Video Prepares To Enter The Deadpool For Good
Looks like Google Tags wasn't the only product on the chopping block today " now Google Video, the mostly-forgotten service that was once YouTube's rival, is getting the axe too.Google just ...
07:22 am GMT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Techcrunch Google Kills Tags In Favor Of Boost
Google is killing Tags, an advertising product for local businesses which allowed them to enhance their Google Maps or Places listings. For a flat $25 monthly fee, local merchants could make their th...
06:00 am GMT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter's Phantom Punch
Yesterday, the story on everyone's mind in the tech world was the turmoil at Twitter. Lead by the Fortune cover story written byJessi Hempel,if you read it, you might think the sky is falling on Chick...
04:40 am GMT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Techcrunch Chatroulette Posts Lawyer's Notes In Privacy Policy For Your Entertainment And Edification
Note to startups: Note to startups: Don't publish your lawyer's notes about the various ways you may or may not profit off of user data.Video chat site Chatroulette seems to havejust done just that wi...
04:21 am GMT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Techcrunch Forum Network CrowdGather Acquires Free Forum Host Forumer
LA-based Internet forum community GrowdGather has acquired free forum hosting platform Forumer for $400K in cash. Forumer will be joining CrowdGather's other platforms Lefora and FreeForums.org as a h...
03:19 am GMT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Techcrunch E-Books See Enormous Growth As Paper Book Sales Dive
A report from the Association of American Publishers reveals that e-books sales experienced "powerful continuing growth" as they colorfully put it, and paper books of all types dipped, compared to the...
02:49 am GMT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Techcrunch Weekend Giveaway: An Authentic Darth Vader Costume
Spring is upon us and a young geek's mind turns to thoughts of love. And what better way to win the heart of the guy (or girl) of your dreams than to dress up like Darth Vader in a completely authenti...
02:01 am GMT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Techcrunch The Betrayal of Bnter
We filmed this week's Ask a VC on Tuesday, and I started out by asking Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital about the danger of venture capitalists investing in competitors. There was no ulterior motive on my...
01:20 am GMT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Techcrunch LivingSocial Financials Exposed: $2.9 Billion Valuation, $50 Million In Revenue Per Month
There's nothing like full disclosure during the negotiating process in an acquisition deal. LivingSocial acquired SocialMedia for just $3 million in stock, we reported earlier today. As part of the ne...
12:48 am GMT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Techcrunch Purchase Sharing Site Shwowp Becomes Buyosphere, Opens To The Public
Like a Tripit for shopping, TechCrunch Disrupt alumnus Shwowp is opening to the public today, under a new name and after a complete site redesign and rebranding. Shwowp co-founder Tara Hunt tells me t...
12:45 am GMT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Techcrunch Ask a VC: Bijan Sabet on Competition, MBAs, and What He'd Rather Be Doing (TCTV)
It's time for Ask a VC, and this week Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital was back. We talked about whether it's worth it for startups to launch at a conference like DEMO or Disrupt, the decision to turn a p...
12:44 am GMT - Sat, April 16, 2011
Techcrunch LivingSocial Acquires SocialMedia For $3 Million
Fast growing daily deal service LivingSocial, which just raised $400 million, has acquired long suffering social advertising network SocialMedia, we've confirmed. The price was just $3 million, all in...
11:56 pm GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch Shawn Fanning And Sean Parker Are Back With An Ambitious New Project; Investors Abound
Longtime collaborators Shawn Fanningand Sean Parker are back together working on an ambitious new project, we've learned.In 1999, Fanning and Parkerintroduced the world to Napster. Their music sharing...
11:16 pm GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch Greplin's Chrome Extension Now Makes Gmail Search Infinitely Better
Gmail is arguably the best web-based email client out there, but it's far from perfect. Just navigating your inbox (particularly when it's a big one) can be an exercise in frustration... and then ther...
11:09 pm GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch My Twitter Debate With Mike McCue: Why Does Flipboard Need $50 Million?
There is no question that Flipboard has an early lead in iPad news consumption. The company just raised a massive $50 million B round to cement that lead. This comes in between iPhone photo app Colo...
10:54 pm GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch OMG. OMG!!! MC Hammer Bobblehead Day At Oakland A's In July
Long time readers know how much we love MC Hammer around here. And the serendipity of having him perform at the end of TechCrunch DIsrupt last year, the day we were acquired by AOL, was wonderful. He'...
10:16 pm GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch LivingSocial Pulls A Groupon " And $200 Million Off The Table
Fortune's Dan Primack reportsthat the LivingSocial management and investors have pocketed about half of the $400 million in new VC money they raised at the beginning of the month, citing this SEC fili...
08:57 pm GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Ticket To Disrupt NYC #TechCrunch
Here is another chance to win a ticket to our first stop for Disrupt, which is taking place in New York City. We have almost narrowed down all of our guests and speakers and we promise you, you will n...
08:30 pm GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch Trion Brings Twitter and YouTube Into The Online Gaming Experience
When I was growing up, games were played offline -- whether it was Number Munchers on an Apple2GS, or Super Mario Bros. on Nintendo's NES console. But, needless to say, that 8-bit world is miles behi...
07:47 pm GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch Cleantech Investor Raj Alturu Moves From DFJ To Silver Lake Kraftwerk
On Thursday, Raj Atluru announced that he was stepping down as a managing director with Draper Fisher Jurvetson, where he served as a key cleantech investor since 2001. He will join a private equity ...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch President Obama Wants A "~Cool' Phone
There's a good chance that your office or home is more tricked out, tech-wise, than the Oval Office. President Obama complained yesterday, in what the AP calls "off-the-cuff remarks,"  ...
06:58 pm GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch NowLive Throws Its Hat In The High Quality Live Streaming Video Ring
Companies like UStream, Livestream and even Google's YouTube are making a business out of live-streaming professional events on the web. Another player has entered the space, but is taking a more calc...
06:04 pm GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter's Biz Stone: "~We're Long Overdue To Be Knocked Down By The Press'
Twitter co-founder and creative director Biz Stone took to his personal blog today to respond to Fortune's cover this week on the operational problems plaguing the company. Stone basically says that T...
04:50 pm GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch Online Education Startup Instructure Raises $8M From Eric Schmidt's Tomorrow Ventures, Tim Draper
Instructure, a startup that develops and open-source online learning management system, has raised $8 million in Series B funding led by OpenView Venture Partners, EPIC Ventures, Eric Schmidt's Tomorr...
01:58 pm GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch mSpot Lowers Video On Demand Pricing For Newly Released Movies
Mobile entertainment startup mSpot, which lets users stream and watch full-length movies on their mobile phones and on the web, is lowering the pricing for newly released movies today, making the star...
11:16 am GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch Secret Tasty Labs Prototype Unleashed To A Select Few
Delicious founder Joshua Schachter always had a funny answer when we asked him what his new startup, Tasty Labs, would focus on. Last year, for example, he said "I'm either going to launch an open sou...
08:08 am GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch Google Is A Bit Unpolished When It Comes To Chrome
Today during the Q1 2011 earnings call, Google had a few things to say about Chrome and Chrome OS that were interesting. Well, more like intriguing "  because they were a bit odd.First of al...
05:52 am GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch Want To Know Your Co-Workers' Salaries?
Meet SalaryShare, a simple salary comparison service that lets you anonymously pool salaries with your co-workers, friends, people on Twitter or anyone you feel competitive with really. Create a pool...
01:56 am GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch Google On Its "Amazingly Blazing"  Mobile Business: "We Tripped Into $1 Billion" 
During today's Google earnings call, one analyst asked for some color on Google's mobile business. CFO Patrick Pichette didn't give much more in terms of specifics, but he did offer up some color. "...
01:56 am GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch Google On Its "Amazing Blazingly"  Mobile Business: "We Tripped Into $1 Billion" 
During today's Google earnings call, one analyst asked for some color on Google's mobile business. CFO Patrick Pichette didn't give much more in terms of specifics, but he did offer up some color. "...
01:18 am GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch Please God, All I Want Is A Phone. Any Phone.
I completely lost it today.I want to be able to make a phone call from our office. I can't. It's not a big thing really, but it's driven me crazy, eating away at me little by little for half a year. I...
12:59 am GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch Google: 3 Billion Android Apps Installed; Up 50 Percent From Last Quarter
On Google's earnings call today, Jeff Huber, Senior VP Commerce and Local, revealed that there have been over 3 billion Android apps installed. And downloads of Android apps are up 50 percent from Q4 ...
12:59 am GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch Google: 3 Billion Android Apps Installed; Downloads Up 50 Percent From Last Quarter
On Google's earnings call today, Jeff Huber, Senior VP Commerce and Local, revealed that there have been over 3 billion Android apps installed. And downloads of Android apps are up 50 percent from Q4 ...
12:42 am GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch Google Q1 Earnings Lower Than Expected, Stock Compensation Rose $141 Million
Google announced earnings today slightly lower than expected. Earnings per share came in at $8.08, below the $8.11 consensus estimate of Wall Street estimates. Revenues, however rose by 27 percent i...
12:33 am GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch Google Ditches YouTube, Goes Back To Relying On Nemesis Microsoft For Earnings Calls
Last January, I praised Google for a small, but important move: streaming their quarterly earnings webcasts via YouTube. For those of us that cover these calls, it's at least a thousand times better t...
12:11 am GMT - Fri, April 15, 2011
Techcrunch Two More NYC TechStars To Watch: Nestio And ThinkNear
TechStars NYC killed it today with its first ever Demo Day in New York City. I've been to a lot of startup pitch events, and I felt that the caliber of the companies and pitches were better than most...
11:07 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch UberSocial For BlackBerry + 50 Cent= Uber50
I didn't think I'd ever write about UberMedia and 50 Cent in the same sentence but here goes" UberMedia is partnering with rap star 50 Cent to launch a branded Twitter theme for BlackBerry p...
10:59 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch Yobongo Ponders The "Anti-Away Message"  To Spur Conversations
Of all the apps clumped together in the group messaging space, Yobongo is fairly unique. It's far more reliant on realtime chat than the others which can be fun, but also leads to its own set of probl...
10:25 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch ZipCar Shares Up Over 50%, Market Cap Surpasses $1 Billion After IPO
Carsharing service ZipCar began the morning of its IPO trading at $18 a share and is now up to $27.96, a rise of over 50%. Based on its 38.6M total shares this means that it is now a billion dollar co...
09:59 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch You Can Now Rent Entire Villages On Airbnb. Oh, And An Entire Country Too!
As a concept, Airbnb is awesome. Why spend a ton of money renting a hotel, when you can rent a furnished apartment from someone who isn't using it when you'll be in town? Or maybe you just want to...
09:16 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch Kima Ventures Invests In Astrolome's Real-Time Horoscope Platform
If you're one of those people that thinks that horoscopes are a load of nonsense - simply vague statements that could essentially fit anyone - you're definitely not alone. But Astrolome is seeking to ...
09:03 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch Review: Nike+ SportWatch GPS
While I am aware that my body generally looks like poorly mixed pizza dough spread over a misshapen skeleton, I do like to get my runs in when I can. For years I've tried all sorts of sports watches, ...
08:42 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch An Hour In A Room With Arianna Huffington (Guest Starring Biz Stone!)
As part of the AdTech conference yesterday, a gaggle of press got together to talk to Huffington Post Media Group's Arianna Huffington, a. k. a my bosses' boss and Tim Richards, VP of Ad Sales at AOL ...
08:07 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch Mayor Bloomberg Proclaims April 16 As Foursquare Day In New York City
Location-based social network Foursquare has its own day! New York City's Mayor Bloomberg has mandated that April 16, the fourth sixteenth of the year, is Foursquare Day in New York City. Foursquare,...
08:07 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch KupiVIP Secures $55m Funding To Become The Amazon Of Russia
KupiVIP, Russia's largest private members shopping club for designer fashion and luxury brands, has landed $55 million in third round funding, something that appears to be a record for the Russian e-c...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch Janrain: Facebook Has Eclipsed Google As Most Popular Sign-In Choice
Janrain, a user management platform that enables third party sign-in with 18 different providers, including Facebook, Google, and Twitter; is releasing its Q1 2011 report today. Janrain's report analy...
07:19 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch Friendslist Wants To Topple Craigslist By Being Even More Social
So many companies have tried to topple Craigslist, and they have all failed. Jonathan Wegener thinks they've all done it the wrong way. Today at Techstars Demo Day, he introduced Friendslist, a list...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch Taptu Brings A Personalized And Customizable Social News Reading App To The iPad
Another day, another launch of a Flipboard-like news and social reader for the iPad. It seems like every day a new app launches that aims to offer a social news reading experience for the iPad, includ...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter: Consider This Your Intervention.
This is the post I haven't wanted to write for weeks. This is the post no one wants to write. No one wants to say Twitter is in trouble. That's like shooting your best friend's dog.But I'm increasingl...
06:10 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch The Humble PC: The Weirdest Computer You'll See All Day
Every few years in the CE industry we get products that really make us scratch our heads. A few years ago it was some guy who had built a "quantum computer" and this year at CES we had the goofy Peep ...
06:07 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Mike Walrath: "It's A Pipe Dream"  Brands "Will Move TV Budgets Online" 
Mike Walrath spent his career at online advertising, first at Doubleclick and then at Right Media, where he was CEO before selling it to Yahoo for $850 million in 2007. Now he's back in the game, inv...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch Ioxus Raises $21 Million For Improved Power Storage Technology
A New York-based clean tech startup, Ioxus, raised $21 million investment from Energy Technology Ventures (a GE-NRG Energy-ConocoPhillips joint fund), Northwater Capital, Aster Capital and their previ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch Local Is Focal: Street Fight Gives The Local Industry A Source For News And Analysis
I'm beginning to think that the old phrase "think globally, act locally" has become an appropriate slogan for Web 2.0. (Or perhaps an alternative might be "think global, try to monetize the sh*t out o...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch OnSwipe Brings Tablet Publishing To The Browser (TCTV Demo)
As tablets become the preferred digital reading device, every publisher out there is creating their own iPad apps. And soon they will have to create Android apps and maybe RIM Playbook apps and HP Web...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch Analysis Of Apple's A5: It's Not What We Know, It's What We Don't Know
When the A4 came out, I was surprised at the fanfare surrounding it. Why such a big deal? Apple was now designing their own chips, isn't that great?— came the echoing chorus. But they we...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch Intel-Based Honeycomb Tablets On The Way This Fall?
Despite the fact that all the major players in the tablet business are using non-Intel hardware, the semiconductor giant isn't about to give up. They got a black eye from ARM in this first bout, but a...
04:31 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch TechStars Demo Day Preview: Immersive Signs And Veri Cool Learning
Today is Demo Day for TechStars NYC. I'll be at the event, but here is a little preview from when I visited last week. TechStars organizers David Cohen and David Tisch showed me around the New York ...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch Spotify Takes Axe To Free Music Service "" Can It Still Claim To Slash Music Piracy?
It turns out there really is no such things as a free lunch. Spotify is slashing in half the amount of free listening available to existing users from 20 to 10 hours from 1 May. New users will be move...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch NuCaptcha's Advertising Network For Video Captchas Goes Self-Serve
NuCaptcha, a startup that develops video captcha technology, unveiled its ad formats last year. Today, the startup is releasing a self-serve advertising server that will enable both advertisers and pu...
01:43 pm GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch Millennial: Thanks To The Verizon iPhone, iOS Impressions Grew 29 Percent In March
Millennial Media's monthly mobile report is out today, giving us a view into how each OS and manufacturer is performing on the mobile ad network. Millennial, whose ads reach 90.3 million users monthly...
11:34 am GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch The App Store Showing Strange Strings ""  A New iOS Product Or Just A Lazy Bug?
Well this is interesting. Amid all the hoopla about the new iOS Twitter client Tweetbot tonight, people began noticing something. In The "Requirements" section of the App Store, there's something odd ...
10:46 am GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch AngelPad Opens Up Its Summer 2011 Applications
AngelPad, the incubator found by ex-Googlers in order to help a select 15 startups make it here or anywhere, has officially opened up its application process for its summer 2011 cohort.AngelPad select...
10:25 am GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch In The Post-Client Era, Did Tweetbot Just Swipe Twitter's iPhone Crown?
Don't focus on making new Twitter clients.The message has been very clear "  well, moderately clear "  for weeks now. If you're a third-party looking to develop in the Twitter ecos...
05:11 am GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Review: RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook Enters The Tablet Wars
In the tablet world right now, there's the iPad and then there's everyone else. Sorry, Xoom, despite your hype, you just don't cut it yet. But a new challenger is just about to take the stage and it c...
04:01 am GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch Another Group Photo Sharing Service? Yeah But ZangZing Actually Works
The digerati ponder Color and its tens of millions of dollars in financing. It will become the next Cuil, or it will turn Facebook into a buggy whip, or both, depending on who you talk too. Only time ...
03:42 am GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch Living the Knowledge Life: A Thiel Fellowship Finalist's Response
Editor's note: This post is a response to an ongoing educational debate over the efficacy of Peter Thiel's fellowship, which encourages young entrepreneurs to "stop out" of school. The post addresses ...
02:41 am GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch Five Open Questions For Data.gov Before We #SaveTheData
Data.gov is coughing blood. The budget being negotiated by Congress will reduce the Electronic Government Fund by 75%, and the same open-gov advocates who championed the project for two years are now ...
02:13 am GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch TC Cribs: Inside The Snuggified Home Of Posterous
It's time for a new episode of TC Cribs, and this week we're showcasing the home of one of the easiest-to-use blogging platforms around: Posterous, the service that lets you turn an email into a blog ...
01:55 am GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch Let Me Goo.gl These New Features For You
Back in September, Google formally launched goo.gl, the official URL shortener from the tech giant. The service first went into operation late in 2009 and was tied to Google's own products, like Googl...
01:43 am GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch 4INFO Nabs Mobile Ad Exec Ray Colwell As Chief Revenue Officer
Mobile advertising company 4INFO has made a key hire today. The company has added advertising exec Ray Colwell as chief revenue officer. Most recently, Colwell was the vice president of national and d...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, April 14, 2011
Techcrunch The Ceglia Vs. Zuckerberg Story Gets Its Own Taiwanese Animation
After parsing through all the alleged Paul Ceglia and Mark Zuckerberg emails in the Ceglia vs. Zuckerberg amendment, all I can say is that I'm pretty excited for The Social Network 2. In the meantime ...
11:49 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch After Agreeing To DOJ Settlement, Google Closes $700M Acquisition Of ITA Software
Last Friday, the DOJ cleared Google's $700 million acquisition of travel software company ITA. The DOJ said that if Google complied with a proposed settlement, Google could in fact buy the company. I...
11:15 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch Mozilla Introduces Aurora, The Pre-Beta, Post-Nightly Firefox ""  It's Their "Dev"  Build
While Google Chrome may still only have about 10 percent market share in the web browser world, it's effect on the space has been much greater. For example, remember when Google said that Chrome would...
10:44 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch Android Adds Sprint To Its Carrier Billing Arsenal To Help The Paid Market Grow
One of the big holdups in terms of paid applications on Android has been the lack of great billing options. In the beginning, there was Google Checkout, but relatively few people use that. So Google c...
10:32 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch Social Influence Measurement Startup Klout Passes 2K API Partners
Klout, a startup that measures influence on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, has hit a significant milestone today" 2,000 developers using the startup's API. That's up from 250 developers la...
10:31 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch The Future: Microsoft Demos A Kinect-Driven Armchair
The Kinect has already powered countless awesome hacks but even a motion-controlled mini humanoid isn't in the same room as this Microsoft-built armchair. The MIX11 crowd pleaser was built using the u...
10:02 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch News Reader FLUD Raises $1 Million From Cavs Owner, Others
FLUD, a news reader app for the iPad and iPhone, announced today that it has raised $1 million in seed funding from a flock of notable angel investors. The round was led by Quicken Founder and Clevela...
09:26 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch Take Out Slideshows And Other Forced Search, And Bing's Market Share Isn't Quite 30 Percent
A couple days ago, the headlines blared that Bing now has 30 percent search market share in the U.S. Not so fast. Those numbers were based on Hitwise estimates. Today, comScore came out with its ow...
09:12 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch Hacker Gains Access To WordPress.com Servers, Site Source Code Exposed
Wordpress.com has revealed that someone has gained access to several of the their servers this morning and that VIP customers' source code was accessible. Wordpress.com customers are all on 'code red'...
08:14 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch RIM Co-CEO Flakes In BBC Interview
You can watch the whole thing here but Mike Lazaridis is cracking up. Basically, in an interview with a BBC reporter, the co-CEO shuts down the the meeting after being asked about security concerns in...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch GetGlue Passes 1M Users; 100M Data Points
Social recommendations app GetGlue has hit an important milestone today" 1 million users and 100 million data points. GetGlue allows users to check-in to their favorite shows, music, movies ...
07:13 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch IAB: Internet Advertising Reached $26 Billion In 2010, Display Grew Twice As Fast As Search
The Internet Advertising Bureau released its numbers for 2010. Last year, online advertising in the U.S. grew 15 percent to $26 billion. After a 3 percent dip in 2009, growth resumed in 2010, hittin...
07:06 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch AOL Jumps To No. 2 Spot In comScore Online Video Rankings
Online video views continue to rise. ComScore has released data from its Video Metrix service, showing that 174 million Internet users in the United States watched online video content in March for an...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch RankAbove Offers Start-up and Non-Profit SEO Packages To Companies Who Aren't Thinking About SEO
Has this happened to you? You're busy building and launching your social video and image sharing check-in network with location-aware beta APIs with complete Blackberry, Windows Phone 7, iOS, Symb...
06:11 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch Japan's GREE And Mobile Community mig33 Sign Deal To Bring Social Games To Asia
Big news from Asia's social games industry today: Japanese mobile social gaming juggernaut GREE and mig33, a mobile community that's especially popular in Asia, have just announced [PDF] a cooperation...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch VodPod Founders Launch Showyou, A Social Video App For iOS
Online video startup Vodpod is launching a new app today, Showyou, which is essentially a Flipboard for videos. Launched as a free iOS app for the iPad, iPhone and iPad touch; Showyou allows you to ac...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch VodPod Founders Launch Showyou, A Flipboard-Like Social Video App For iOS
Online video startup Vodpod is launching a new app today, Showyou, which is essentially a Flipboard for videos. Launched as a free iOS app for the iPad, iPhone and iPad touch; Showyou allows you to ac...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch Jive Invests In Big Data With Acquisition Of Software Startup Proximal Labs
Jive Software, the maker of an all-in-one social enterprise software, has acquired data mining software company Proximal Labs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Proximal Labs is a software company...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch Jive Bets On Big Data With Acquisition Of Software Startup Proximal Labs
Jive Software, the maker of an all-in-one social enterprise software, has acquired data mining software company Proximal Labs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Proximal Labs is a software company...
04:17 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch Motorola And Huawei Settle Patent Lawsuit
In case you hadn't heard, Motorola Solutions and Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies have been embroiled in a nasty patent lawsuit. In January, the Chinese company has filed a lawsu...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch Former OfferPal CEO George Garrick Joins SocialShield
SocialShield, a startup that helps parents monitor their kids' online behavior without violating kids' privacy, is announcing a new CEO today, George Garrick. Garrick, who was an investor in SocialShi...
02:40 pm GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch Dailyplaces Turns Ups The Social, Adds Realtime Chat To Locations
Dailyplaces, the social recommendation service for places, has upped the social today by adding realtime chat to its iPhone and Android apps.Dubbed 'Places Chat', users can communicate directly and in...
11:28 am GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch For The Electric Vehicles Market, Small Batteries Mean Big Sales
For the electric vehicle market, it looks like small is the new big, especially when it comes to batteries. According to a new study by Lux Research, the market forecast for energy storage devices for...
10:48 am GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch OpenBuildings Unveils Its New Architecture Database And Raises $2 Million In Funding
The world is full of interesting and amazing buildings that are constantly being photographed and admired. But where do you go online to find them? If you're one of about 50,000 registered users, ...
08:59 am GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch TekTrak: Mobile Location App Helps Reunite A Family After The Japanese Earthquake
hen disasters of scale happen, like the massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan and sent tsunamis rippling across the globe last month, one of our first reactions is to immediately try to e...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch Sugar Inc Raises Another $15 Million To Grow Its Women-Focused Media Empire
Sugar Inc, a media company that caters exclusively to women, has closed a $15 million funding round led by Institutional Venture Partners, with participation from existing investor Sequoia Capital. Th...
07:13 am GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch Meet Duolingo, Google's Next Acquisition Target; Learn A Language, Help The Web
In 2005, then-Carnegie Mellon PhD grad student Luis von Ahn had an idea for a game. In one of the first examples of true crowdsourcing, he had people looking at images and labeling them to improve ima...
06:25 am GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Announces Final Cut Pro X At NAB
It's NAB (the National Association of Broadcasters conference) in Las Vegas, that means lots of new camera and video stuff. It's more pro gear than consumer stuff, which is probably why Apple took ove...
05:16 am GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch Kiip's Brian Wong On Taking Risks As Young Entrepreneur
After taking his mobile ads startup out of stealth on Monday, Kiip founder Brian Wong has a lot on his plate, mainly putting a recent $4.3 million in funding and novel product and business model to us...
04:32 am GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch Could Flip Have Survived On Its Own? (TCTV)
When people build startups, we measure their measure success not only by how big is their exit, but also by how many lives their products touch and how long their brands lasts in the minds of consumer...
01:30 am GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch The Moral Of The Story Is Never Sell Half Your Company For $1,000
Paul Ceglia may just be a con man, or he may turn out to be the greatest tech investor who ever lived. After all, anyone who invested early in Facebook looks like a genius today. Peter Thiel turned ...
01:06 am GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch Exclusive: The Bleak Financial Numbers From The MySpace Sale Pitch Book
Back in 2008 MySpace was on a roll. They racked up $900 million in revenue and the company was still growing. But a year later top execs started to bail (the smart ones went early). Within two months ...
12:43 am GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch Jajah Brings Its Facebook Calling To Android, iPhone Coming Soon
Want to make a long distance call on the cheap? You've got plenty of options, including the likes of Google Voice, Skype, and numerous other VoIP providers. But things can get a little tricky if y...
12:35 am GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch Power Assure's Software To Make Cisco Blade Servers More Energy Efficient
At the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing today, Power Assure "  a green IT business from Santa Clara, Calif. "  revealed that its energy management software is now compatible with...
12:23 am GMT - Wed, April 13, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Comments, Now On Over 50K Sites, Get More Social With Latest Upgrade
Facebook Comments, which people either love or hate, have just been amped up by Facebook, to increase the ever elusive "user engagement," which just means get moretraffic. We've been using Facebook C...
11:18 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch NASA Names The Space Shuttles' Final Resting Places
30 years ago today the Space Shuttle Columbia blasted off on the first shuttle mission. Two missions ultimately ended up in disaster, but thefive shuttles spent a collective 1289 days in space over 13...
10:38 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Social Commerce Network Lockerz Raises $30 Million
Social commerce network Lockerz has raised $30 million in new funding, according to a new SEC filing. We've confirmed the raise with a spokesperson for the company. Lockerz previously raised $30 milli...
10:15 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch With Five New Apps, Zoho Is Now The Largest Developer On The Google Apps Marketplace
Zoho is launching five apps on the Google Apps Marketplace, making the productivity suite developer the largest software provider on the marketplace with 11 apps. While some vendors (i.e. Netkiller) a...
09:43 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Social Browser Flock Shuts Down
Flock, the social browser we had high hopes for back in March 2005, is officially in the deadpool today with a gone fishing note attached to its website. The note reads:"Support for Flock browsers wil...
09:41 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Friends Don't Let Friends Take Education Advice From Peter Thiel
My friends, my followers on Twitter, and people who've read my previous posts know that I have a very strong opinion about education: that it is absolutely necessary in order for you to build a founda...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On" George Friedman: Why Technology Is American Culture + Book Giveaway
How important is the technology sector to the US economy? According to George Friedman, the author of the New York Times bestselling The Next Decade: Where We've Been"and Where We're Going, t...
09:06 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Glitch Has Finally Ironed Itself Out: Beta Next Week And $10.7 Million In New Funds
It has been well over a year since we first looked at Glitch, a new massively multiplayer online game from Tiny Speck. At the time, they were in their very early alpha stage, but co-founder Stewart Bu...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Google Docs Brings Pagination To The Browser
Google continues to make its cloud-based Microsoft Word competitor-Google Docs more feature rich. And one of the goals for Google was to recreate the editing and writing experience in desktop applicat...
08:44 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch AutoTech Video: A Week In A Prototype Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
The Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf are enjoying lots of free publicity right now. Each of their unique approaches to cleaner mobility has drawn a lot of hype. What about the car that started it all...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Postagram Transforms Any Instagram Into A Postcard And Delivers It For $0.99
In the digital world we live in, there's still something nice about postcards. They're tangible, yet cheap. They're meaningful, yet simple. But like most physical mail, they're dying. Before that happ...
07:09 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Senator To Propose New Internet Sales Tax
The second most senior Democrat in the U.S. Senate, Dick Durbin, will propose a new scheme that would force online retailers like Amazon and iTunes to collect local taxes for each and every transactio...
07:03 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Inadco Emerges From Stealth As The "~AdSense For Leads'
Inadco is launching today as a cost-per-lead ad network for display advertising. The startup is similar to an "AdSense for Leads." The company is also announcing that Dave Zinman, previously the gener...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch BookingBug Secures $350,000 Angel Round To Scale Up
Online booking and reservation system BookingBug has been bootstrapped for some time now, but today it announces the inking of a solid Angel round to the tune of $350,000 from a small group of Angels....
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) How Mike Walrath Built Right Media And Sold It For $850 Million
One of the largest exits of a venture-backed company based on the East Coast was when Right Media sold to Yahoo for $850 million in 2007. In this episode of Founder Stories, Mike Walrath tells host ...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch TubeMogul Relaunches As A Video Advertising Platform
For the past four years, TubeMogul has built itself up as one of the premier tools for online video producers to syndicate and analyze their online videos across the Web. Last year, it launched a vid...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch HTC Unveils HTC Watch Video Streaming Service
After buying Saffron Digital two months ago, we didn't hear much about HTC's streaming video plans until today. The new Sensation on T-Mobile will be the first phone with HTC's Watch application, a vi...
05:17 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch eBay Acquires Turkish Marketplace GittiGidiyor
eBay is announcing the acquisition of Turkish auction marketplace GittiGidiyor. The deal follows eBay's acquisition of a minority stake in the company in 2007. With the new investment, eBay now owns ...
05:08 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch TxtEagle Raises $8.5 Million To Give 2.1 Billion A Voice
Never mind tablets, smartphones, and mobile-social-location-photo-sharing apps. Heck, never mind computers. The single most important technology of the last half-century, the one that has drastically ...
04:54 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Cha-Ching: MediaStay's Game Monetization Solutions Snag $21.5 Million
Mediastay is a French company that kind of stands out from the rest - and not just because it was founded by a group of teenagers back in 2000 (co-founder Eric Bennepthali started back when he was 16)...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Digital Lumens Closes $10 Million To Bring Smart, LED-Lighting To The Industrial Market
A Boston-based, cleantech startup Digital Lumens closed a $10 million series B investment, the company announced today, that will allow it to bring its LED-based, intelligent lighting systems to ware...
04:44 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Cisco To Shut Down Flip Video Camera Business; Will Give Pink Slips To 550 Employees
Wow. Cisco has just issued a release stating that in a strategic plan to "align its operations," the company will exit parts of its consumer businesses and realign the remaining consumer business to s...
04:15 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch LivingSocial Taps Into Rewards Programs With Next Jump Deal
Daily deals site LivingSocial is trying its darnedest to catch up to Groupon. It just raised another $400 million and is spreading its deals as fast as it can. Today, it is announcing a partnership...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Paul Ceglia Returns To Haunt Zuckerberg, This Time With More Alleged Email Evidence
There used to be an interesting argument for Christianity. Either Jesus was 'right' or he was mad. But he couldn't be just misguided. A similar argument occurs to me regarding the case of Paul Ceglia ...
03:19 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch The UK Startup Visa: Only Halfway There
This is a guest post by Danvers Baillieu and Emma Peacock who are both senior associates at international law firm Pinsent Masons LLP. Danvers is the co-founder of Bootlaw.com, the legal meetup for t...
02:17 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch SoundCloud Launches Audio Q&A Platform "" Quora For Audio? [200 Invites To Go]
SoundCloud, the audio platform not unlike Cinch or Audioboo, has launched Takes Questions, a new product in beta that lets anyone pose questions and others leave answers in audio, from a customisable ...
01:28 pm GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch StylistPick Secures $8M In Series A To Expand Its Monthly Fashion Offers
Proof that online fashion remains a hot space, StylistPick, the fashion buying site that offers members a personalised offer each month, has raised $8 million in a Series A round co-led by Accel Partn...
11:49 am GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch The Price Is Right, Now It's Time To See How The iPad Newsstand Really Does
Lost amid the uproar over Apple's in-app model change was that fact that their new in-app subscription service creates the first real opportunity for news publications to thrive in the Internet-connec...
09:47 am GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Indian Stealth Startup Mojostreet Secures $350K From Former Microsoft VP, Others
Hyderabad-based Mojostreet, a location-based mobile gaming startup, announced today that it has received $350K in seed funding, led by Srini Koppolu, former Managing Director of Microsoft India and J....
08:26 am GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch VHX Wants To Be Your Video Dashboard For The Entire Internet
Launching in private beta today and founded by original Vimeo developer Casey Pugh and Know Your Meme founder Jamie Wilkinson is VHX.tv, a site that aims to "combine the best parts of the TV experienc...
08:16 am GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Ask a VC: Bijan Sabet Returns to the Hot Seat. Send Your Questions Now!
This week, I invited Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital back to Ask a VC, because it’s been a while and there were a ton of questions we didn’t get to last time.Sabet is in the middle of some of...
06:12 am GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Run iPhone Apps Directly From Your Browser With Pieceable Viewer
Part of i/o Ventures first cohort, Pieceable is launching its first product today, the Pieceable Viewer. As you can see above with the Yelp app or here with apps like Hipmunk or Foodspotting, the view...
04:26 am GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Location Discovery Service Scoville Lets You Find Hot New Local Spots
If you are a lover of spicy foods or hot sauces, you may be familiar with the "Scoville Scale", which measures the degree of spiciness of chili peppers and their many conveyances.Launching today in p...
03:21 am GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon, Love The Kindle Ads Idea ""  But The Right Price Is $99
When I first read the new that Amazon would begin selling an ad-supported Kindle, my heart sank. This is the beginning of the end, I thought. But that was only because the Businessweek article about t...
03:04 am GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Brightsource Nabs $168 Million From Google To Develop Ivanpah Solar Power Plant In The Mojave
Developers of large-scale, solar power plants Brightsource Energy Inc. closed another $168 million investment, the company announced today "  this time from Google corporate. The funds will...
02:28 am GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon Announces Ad-Supported Kindle For $114 (That's $25 Off)
Amazon's Kindle is about to become even more affordable.Today, the company announced that it's releasing a new version of its popular eReader with a new feature that everyone will like: a price-tag th...
02:26 am GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Turner Invests In TeePee Games, A Pandora-like Social Games Engine
There are now, by some estimates, 35,000 social games. Can you name the top five? I thought not. In other words, the sheer number of social games across the web, mobile and social platforms like F...
02:21 am GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch ZuluTime Issued Patent For Location Aware Wireless Networks
Geoff Rhoads, co-founder of ZuluTime, a company developing location-based services for wireless networks, is a prolific inventor. The amateur astronomer and astrophysicist has over 300 patents to his ...
02:17 am GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Winklevosses To Challenge Today's Facebook Ruling
Earlier today a panel of Federal Appeals judges ruled that the Winklevoss twins had to accept a ruling that had them make due with a meager $65 million in settlement. But apparently the case is not cl...
01:25 am GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch KIT Digital Buys IP Video Management And Delivery Company Ioko For $91.4M In Cash And Stock
In the midst of a major buying spree, KIT digital has announced another purchase today" Ioko, a software and technology services provider for multi-screen video delivery. KIT Digital, the pr...
12:59 am GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Video Apps Vs. Web Video: Apps Are Invisible To Search
Videos on the iPad and other tablets look great, and increasingly apps are being created specifically for watching videos on tablets. There is just one problem: they cannot be found by search. This ...
12:49 am GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Adobe Unveils Subscription Editions: Photoshop For $50Month
Adobe's taking a pretty big step here, but a smart one. In order to fit in better with other cloud- and subscription-based services, they're giving their Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere, Flash, et...
12:33 am GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch Ozura World Buys Affiliate Marketing And Ad Network Tatto Media For $60 Million
Mobile social network game developer Ozura World has acquired affiliate marketing network Tatto Media for $60 million. It's unclear what the breakdown of the transaction is in terms of cash and stock....
12:05 am GMT - Tue, April 12, 2011
Techcrunch nSphere Acquires Couponing Startup Peekaboo Mobile
Online business directory company nSphere has acquired mobile couponing startup Peekaboo Mobile. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but we hear the transaction was in the seven-figures. Peekaboo's ...
11:52 pm GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch Best Buy Forces Customer To Buy Service Plan To Get An iPad 2 Out Of Storage
We're hearing a few interesting things about Best Buy these days, especially when it comes to selling iPads. While many of these are isolated incidents, they all point to a general nastiness on the pa...
11:15 pm GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch Windows App Store? I Swear I've Seen This Before"
With a tide rapidly shifting towards mobile and tablet devices, it should be no surprise that work is well already underway on Windows 8. An early build circulating apparently hints at a more unified ...
11:09 pm GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch Federal Judge To Winklevoss Twins: Facebook Won, Deal With It
"If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you would have invented Facebook."-- Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social NetworkLooks like the Winklevosses won't be seeing any more mone...
10:22 pm GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch Chart: Apple's Tablet OS Share Will Shrink To 47 Percent By 2015
How long can Apple hold onto its dominance of the tablet market with the iPad? There no question that the iPad is leaps and bounds ahead of all other tablets, including the latest Android tablets...
10:16 pm GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch Ask a VC: Izhar Armory Defends Patents, Answers Reader Questions (TCTV)
Izhar Armory of Charles River Ventures was my guest on Ask a VC this week and he answered a host of reader questions including whether Twitter should be making money from celebrity Tweets, whether MBS...
10:09 pm GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch 8tracks Brings Its Mix Tapes (And Curated Music Discovery) To The iPhone
When it comes to finding new music, 8tracks has long been one of the cooler methods. Like the once too-popular Muxtape, 8tracks allows users to upload their own mp3s to make a virtual mix tape (of at ...
09:52 pm GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On" George Friedman: Did the Secret Police Invent Twitter? + Book Giveaway
Why does the American media love Twitter and Facebook so much? According to George Friedman, the author of the New York Times bestselling The Next Decade: Where We've Been"and Where We're Goi...
09:20 pm GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch Zillow Buys Real Estate Listings Creation And Distribution Tool Postlets
Real estate listings and search site Zillow has acquired Postlets, a online real estate listing creation and distribution platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2005, Postlets allo...
08:37 pm GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch Number Of U.S. Companies With Green Programs Increased 54 Percent In 2010
The number of American businesses with formal green programs in place increased 54 percent last year according to new research from Buck Consultants (a subsidiary of Xerox). Of about 120 businesses s...
07:11 pm GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch Study: Smartphone Users Wasting Hundreds Of Dollars Per Year On Unnecessary Contracts
A new study says that smartphone users are overpaying for their service by several hundred dollars each and every year. The study, put together by Billmonitor, notes that people are overspending prima...
06:16 pm GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch Bloomberg Businesweek Underwhelms With iPad App (Demo)
Bloomberg Businessweek now has an iPad version of the magazine available as an iTunes subscription for $2.99 a month. You get the same articles as in print, but in a decent, but dutiful iPad app. Bl...
05:34 pm GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch IAC Asks For More Google, Please
IAC has had an agreement with Google for some time now to hand over all search advertising on Ask.com and other IAC sites to the search giant. In 2007, IAC extended the deal, which was worth $3.5 bil...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch AT&T Rolls Out Digby-Powered Mobile Commerce Software For Retailers
AT&T has suddenly realized the power of mobile commerce, most recently partnering with with Placecast to deliver special offers and discounts to consumers via their mobile phones when they are nea...
04:40 pm GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch U.S. Venture Funds Raised $7.7 Billion In First Quarter, Highest Influx In A Decade
U.S. venture capital firms raised more money last quarter than in any period since 2001. The total raised for new funds was $7.7 billion, according to Dow Jones LP Source. The capital going into VC ...
04:03 pm GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch Level 3 To Acquire Global Crossing For $3 Billion In Stock
Level 3 Communications has acquired IP solutions and networking provider Global Crossing. The transaction is valued at $23.04 per share, or approximately $3 billion, including the assumption of approx...
03:44 pm GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch WorkSnug Secures Funding, Locates Nine Angels
WorkSnug, the location-based service for mobile workers, has raised 110k in funding from nine UK-based Angel investors. Yes, you read that correct, nine separate investors, which seems a little extrem...
03:12 pm GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch Huddlebuy, The "~Groupon-For-Small Businesses', Raises 350K In Angel Funding
Is there no end to the group buying craze? It seems not and today news comes that Huddlebuy, the 'Groupon for small businesses', has raised 350,000 in Angel funding. Those that participated in the...
03:12 pm GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch Huddlebuy, The "~Groupon-For-Small-Businesses', Raises 350K In Angel Funding
Is there no end to the group buying craze? It seems not and today news comes that Huddlebuy, the 'Groupon for small businesses', has raised 350,000 in Angel funding. Those that participated in the...
10:59 am GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch Kiip Is An Entirely New Mobile Ad Model: Real Life Rewards For In-Game Achievements
Kiip, the seven month-old mobile startup, is finally coming out of stealth today and revealing an entirely new model for mobile in-game advertising, one thatoffers users value instead of fighting for ...
08:45 am GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch Peter Thiel: We're in a Bubble and It's Not the Internet. It's Higher Education.
Fair warning: This article will piss off a lot of you.I can say that with confidence because it's about Peter Thiel. And Thiel - the PayPal co-founder, hedge fund manager and venture capitalist - not ...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch Adobe And Zend Launch Flash Builder 4.5 For PHP Development
Adobe and Zend Technologies, the PHP distribution company, are announcing Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP software, a new integrated product aimed at helping PHP developers create rich Internet applications...
07:37 am GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch Dave McClure On 500 Startups: "If Sequoia Is The Yankees, We're The Oakland A's" 
After 500 Startups Demo Day on Thursday, I sat down to talk to investor Dave McClure about the strategy and vision behind the early stage seed fund and accelerator program, which he hopes will eventua...
07:24 am GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch War, What Is It Good For? Three Points!
"When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things." - Corinthians 13:11Last night, I visited the BBC News web...
02:31 am GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch Can't Build A Real Startup? Play The "~Startup Fever' Boardgame
There's actually quite a few options for wannabe-founders looking to live vicariously through this current startup explosion:A) You can read TechCrunch and hash out whether or not a product will succe...
01:10 am GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch InPulse Adds A Smartphone-Like Experience To Your Wrist Watch
Mobile phones have evolved into smartphones because these devices have basically become computers in the form of a cell phone. Besides browsing, one of the key components that make smartphones as inte...
12:17 am GMT - Mon, April 11, 2011
Techcrunch Larry's Turn
John Lennon would have loved Twitter, Yoko is said to have revealed. Certainly she would have the inside track on this, especially if she had insisted on it. But what I want to know is whether Hendrix...
09:52 pm GMT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Techcrunch How Worried Are Consumers about Privacy?
The need to protect consumer privacy online has been in the spotlight lately, more than ever. In February the U.S. Senate created a new Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, which...
08:46 pm GMT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 4.10.11 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang "  Robert Scoble, Doc Searls, Kevin Marks, Andrew Keen, and Steve Gillmor "  dive deep into the reasons why Google has its work cut out for it in the fight for soc...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Techcrunch The New Information Age
LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman said, recently, "that if Web 1.0 involved go search, get data and some limited interactivity, and if Web 2.0 involves real identities and real relationships, then We...
08:36 am GMT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Techcrunch The d.Fund Founder Enrique Allen: Innovation Will Take A Different Breed Of Designer
Earlier this week 500 Startups announced the creation of The d.fund, a designer-centric fund with the aim of increasing the number of startups co-founded by people who have design experience. As quite...
06:36 am GMT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Techcrunch I'm Having A Party. Here's $50. Bring Cool People ""  Or You Owe Me $100.
Think about the best parties you've ever been to. They're probably not thrown by some random promoter that you found via a flyer on the street. They're probably thrown by your friends, or a friend of ...
03:31 am GMT - Sun, April 10, 2011
Techcrunch Ad.ly Versus Facebook: Something Doesn't Add Up
Earlier this week we heard whispers that Facebook was clamping down on Ad.ly and Crowdrally " two services that let users post sponsored updates to their Facebook Pages. This is important, b...
11:34 pm GMT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Right Media's Mike Walrath: "I Was Never Qualified For Any Job I Got In My Life" 
Mike Walrath "was supposed to write novels." Instead, he got int digital ad sales, started Right Media, which became an online ad exchange that he sold to Yahoo in 2007 for $850 million. In this Fou...
11:13 pm GMT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Techcrunch OMGJK: Google "Open" , Google Re-Org, Google Social
This week's episode of OMG/JK is all-Google, all the time. Given the big shakeup at the top of the search giant (with co-founder Larry Page taking over the CEO role this week), it should be no surpris...
09:59 pm GMT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Techcrunch Foursquare Wants To Help Google Employees Get Massive Counteroffers, Too
Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley says he wants to do his part in helping Google employees get their FUM Counteroffers from Google, too (that's what we're calling them now, FUM Counteroffers, you can figu...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Techcrunch Paypal Is About To Get A Bruising From Facebook And Square
2011 is going to be a big year for payments, with more startups and mature companies getting funded in the space than almost ever before. It's important to make the distinction between the headline ch...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Comments: What's Easy Isn't Always Right
Editor's note: Jordan Kretchmer is the founder of Livefyre, a realtime commenting and conversation platform for publishers and online communities. He doesn't think much of Facebook comments. In this g...
01:26 pm GMT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Techcrunch Why British Geeks Can't Bear To Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth
Last week the UK's Technology Strategy Board, run by the government as a booster of the tech business world, unveiled a new 1m fund to support "digital businesses"  in the small area ar...
08:53 am GMT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Techcrunch Silicon South Africa: Google Launches Incubator For African Startups
Google has announced that it will be launching a startup incubator in Cape Town, South Africa, called Umbono. The incubator aims to support the local tech ecosystem in South Africa by offering local s...
06:06 am GMT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Techcrunch House Of Representatives Is Among Top 10 ISPs Visiting Isthegovernmentshutdown.com
We're five hours away from what might bethe first government shutdown since 1995. Thereforeit comes as no surprise that people are checking Isthegovernmentshutdown.com and that the site, created by WS...
05:00 am GMT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Techcrunch Clearer Shot Of The Alleged Buttonless iPod Touch Looks Nice, Is Fake
Our anonymous tipster who sent that buttonless iPod touch the other day, or at least someone claiming to be him, sent this new, clear pic over. Now, we don't just publish things like this willy-nilly....
03:48 am GMT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Techcrunch Google Buys Mobile Music And Entertainment Platform PushLife
Google has acquired Canadian mobile entertainment startup Pushlife for close to $25 million dollars, Startup North is reporting. And indeed by the looks of its homepage, it seems like the startup, whi...
03:24 am GMT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Techcrunch House Votes Against FCC Net Neutrality Regulation (But It's Probably Safe For Now)
Last December the FCC approved its "Preserving the Open Internet" regulation to ban blocking of websites or web services by broadband providers, while being equally vague about what the new restrictio...
02:32 am GMT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Techcrunch A New Design For InternMatch Humanizes Internship Search
There are a number of websites out there that allow you to search for and discover internships. Internships.com, which Charlie Sheen recently used to hire a social media intern, is probably the bigges...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Techcrunch WITN: Abbasso Las Vegas! [TCTV]
As regular readers might already know, Paul is in Las Vegas for a month, hanging out with strippers reaffirming his belief in the American dream. As a result, this week's Why Is This News is even less...
02:02 am GMT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Techcrunch Frame Wars
Recent reports that have both Peter Jackson and James Cameron shooting films at 48 frames per second (fps) have attracted a lot of commentary, and as this is a blog that covers trends and bleeding-edg...
12:57 am GMT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Techcrunch What, Zuck Worry? Mad Magazine "Honors"  Mark Zuckerberg With His Own Cover
Mark Zuckerberg has finally joined the ranks of Richard Nixon, Bart Simpson, Barack Obama, and Thom Yorke, all folks who have been honored as some of the few celebrities to grace the cover of everyone...
12:24 am GMT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Techcrunch The Seven Most Interesting Startups At 500 Startups Demo Day (TCTV)
500 Startups first Demo Day sprint is over and people are trickling out their rankings lists of the 23 startups, or "little monsters" as co-founder Dave McClure calls them. McClure, with a background ...
12:13 am GMT - Sat, April 9, 2011
Techcrunch Weekend Giveaway: A Blackberry Playbook
I was originally going to write something like "Weekend Giveaway: An iPod Classic Case Plus Something Else" and then make you guys read the whole post to find out that I was going to include a Blackbe...
10:52 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch Google Places Swallows The Awkwardly Named "Hotpot" 
I can't recall Google pushing a product as hard as they've pushed Hotpot on their blogs in recent months. I swear that on a daily basis there's some sort of update about "what's new with Hotpot". The ...
10:04 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch Sequoia Invests $8 Million In Messaging App Maker WhatsApp: Sources
Messaging apps that let you use your smartphone to text or chat with your friends or even large groups of people, often free of charge, are red hot. We've heard from a reliable source that one of the ...
09:23 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch I Won't Use Flickr Until They Release My Photo Hostages
Freemium business models are always hard. You have to give users enough for free that they try your service out and get hooked. Then you hit them with fees for upgraded features that make it even bett...
09:20 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On" Steven Levy: Google's Social Strategy "" "A Comedy of Errors"  (TCTV)
Wired senior writer Steven Levy has spent the last three years researching In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works and Shapes Our Lives, his major new book about the impact of Google on the world. While...
09:01 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Ticket To Disrupt NYC #TechCrunch
Our first stop for Disrupt is in New York City on May 23rd through May 25th. We will have special speakers and guests, amazing new startups, fun after parties, and much more we will reveal shortly. Wa...
08:30 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch DOJ Willing To Approve Google's $700M ITA Deal, With Conditions
Google has just come close to winning approval from the U.S. Justice Department of its $700 million acquisition of travel software company ITA. Google has been embroiled in an investigation by the Ju...
08:23 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch YouTube Gets Into The Live Streaming Game, Albeit Carefully
Google's online video giant YouTube this morning announced that it is getting into the live streaming business, a move that has long been rumored but hasn't become a reality up until today. In a blog ...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch Kno Bails On Hardware, Takes Another $30 Million. Is An Android App Next?
Take a good look at the Kno textbook tablet at left because you might not ever see it again. Kno is getting out of the hardware business and, as reported earlier, taking another $30 million from Inte...
07:32 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch Finally! Twitter-Tax Story Explained in Cartoon Form
Just the antidote for a restless Friday morning: A cartoon rendering of the Twitter-tax controversy complete with a groggy Biz Stonemasqueradingas Twitter's CEO, the role of Zynga played by a frontier...
06:57 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch Jetsetter's New iPad App Is Even Dreamier
Fair warning: This is where I get all MG on you guys.As someone who just spent forty weeks traveling around the world, there is no category of consumer Web sites that makes me angrier than online trav...
06:33 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch To Figure Out Google's Priorities, Just Look At Team Larry
When Larry Page accepted the resignation of senior VP of product Jonathan Rosenberg on Monday, that was just beginning of a shakeup in the top ranks of Google. Page is ending his first week back as C...
06:20 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch Benioff-Backed Cloudwords Helps Content Owners Manage Mass Translations
Finding the right vendor for mass scale language translations can be confusing for content owners. Clearly, in the matters of translation, quality is key. Cloudwords, startup founded by ex-Salesforce....
06:17 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch Group Buying Site Groupalia Raises $15M, Expects A Turnover Of $150M In 2011
More investors pouring more money into Spanish group buying site Groupalia as the company just announced that it has landed $15 million from current shareholders and new backers like General Atlantic,...
05:46 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch From The Rumor Mill: Facebook Plans To Enter China Through Major Partnership(s)
Facebook, as I'm sure you know, is blocked in China. And being banned in a country that boasts roughly 500,000,000 Internet users is, of course, not exactly an ideal situation for a company aggressive...
05:41 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch Video Ads Roll-Up as Blinkx Buys Burst Media for 18.5 million
Rolling up video advertising is the order of the day its seems. UK advertising tech company and network Burst Media has been acquired for 18.5 million ($30 million) in cash and shares by video indexin...
05:28 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch About.com About To Expand Premium, Video Content
As Google cracks down on low-quality content in search results, content farm About.com says that it is going to make a significant expansion of its existing premium content. The New York Times Company...
05:20 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch Man Buys Samsung 500GB Drive, Gets Screwed (Or Bolted, Rather)
A test: A Russian buyer goes to a "rogue" electronics dealer on the Russia-China border to pick up a 500GB portable hard drive. He takes it home and plugs it in. It shows up as a 500GB drive but when ...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch ShopSocially Debuts Social Sharing Tool For Retailers
Social product recommendation site ShopSocially is debuting its "Social Connect"  product for online retailers, that allows shoppers to recommend products from the retailer's site on Fa...
04:32 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch Acer Iconia Tab A500 Features Honeycomb, 1GHz Processor, $450 Price
Another day, another Honeycomb tablet. This one comes to us courtesy of Acer and looks nearly identical to its European cousin, the Acer-made Packard Bell Liberty Tab. The Iconia costs an acceptable $...
03:39 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch Google Registers A Bunch Of Music And Cloud Related Domain Names
Earlier this week, Google registered a slew of .com domain names related to music and clouds. A tipster points out that the Internet company registered names like GoogleBass.com, GoogleAlto.com, Googl...
12:13 pm GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch CrowdRally, Punchd And Rewardli Raise A Combined $150K At 500 Startups Demo Day
It was a pretty exciting at 500 Startups Demo Day part deux today, namely because the accelerator had two sessions -- one at 10am and a later one at 5pm, both drawing in a lot of startup mentor and in...
09:25 am GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch 500 Startups Demo Day: Like Pulse For Facebook, Ninua Launches Its News Sharing App For Android
It was another fast-paced day at 500 Startups' open house in Mountain View today, as Dave McClure and company officially introduced the world to its first batch of killer startups. One of the many ste...
06:30 am GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch Ask a VC: Izhar Armony Answers Your Questions
Ask a VC has been sporadic with my travel schedule, but we’re back this week. My guest is Izhar Armony of Charles River Ventures. He brings a different perspective to the show for a few reasons....
06:07 am GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch Rumor: iPad 2 Mishandling Gets Best Buy Blacklisted By Apple
A reader who works at Best Buy just told us that there's been a bit of a misunderstanding between the electronics retailer and Apple. Apparently, Best Buy was holding off on selling the iPad 2s it had...
04:46 am GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch 500 Startups Demo Day: Motion Math Looks To Make Learning Fun Again
Dave McClure's seed fund, accelerator, and incubator, 500 Startups, held an open house in Mountain View today to officially introduce the world to its first batch of companies. The group of mostly con...
03:57 am GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch A Colorful Weekend
This past weekend, I headed down to Mexico with a group of friends for a bachelor party. It was a lot like The Hangover "  if you replace tigers, Mike Tyson, and Zac Galifianakis with Macs, ...
02:15 am GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch Quixey Raises $400K From Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors For App Search
It's almost funny: between iOS, Android, and the Mac App Store, we've entered the age of the App, where standalone programs often specialize in doing a handful of things very well. There's an app for ...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch New Twitter Ecosystem Poster Child SocialFlow Secures The Firehose And $7 Million Round
In Twitter's attempt to monetize, there's no question that a key factor is brand support. That is, brands utilizing the network effectively to interact with customers and spread messages. Twitter know...
12:42 am GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch Expedia To Spin Off TripAdvisor As A Public Company In Q3 2011
Travel search and booking giant Expedia, which is traded on the Nasdaq under 'EXPE,' is spinning off trip reviews site TripAdvisor as a public company. In a release, Expedia said that its Board of Dir...
12:01 am GMT - Fri, April 8, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On" Steven Levy: If You Want to Get Inside Google, Get "~In The Plex' (TCTV) + Book Giveaway
Do we really need another book about Google? If it's as richly researched, memorably anecdotal and as finely written as In The Plex, Steven Levy's new book about how Google thinks, works and shape...
11:07 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Why Even Ron Conway Couldn't Persuade Me To Move To Silicon Valley
Editor's note: Reggie Bradford is the CEO of Vitrue, a social media marketing platform based in Atlanta.Do serious tech companies still need to be based in Silicon Valley? There seems to be an en...
10:52 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Xoom Too Expensive? Try These 5 Inexpensive Android Tablets Instead
The comments on yesterday's post concerning the Xoom's bungled launch stated loud and clear that people want inexpensive Android tablets -- or at least that the high MSRP was the Xoom's undoing. The t...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Crowd-Sourced Design Startup Chirply Raises $1.1 Million, Launches Redesign
Chirply, the crowd-sourced and crowd-curated design community for paper goods, today announced that it has closed a $1.1 million series A round of investment. The round was led by a host of top angels...
09:44 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook's "Open Compute Project" : Their ServerDatacenter Expertise Now Open To All
We're live today at a Facebook event at their headquarters in Palo Alto. They've already noted that this event won't be about a consumer facing product, but instead will be about the underlying techno...
09:21 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Live From Facebook HQ: A New Approach To Data Centers
I'm sitting in Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, where the company has invited dozens of press and members of the tech community " I've spotted nametags with 'Apple' and 'Paypal' on them, ...
09:20 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch MobSmith Launches Turnkey Mobile Ad Creation Platform
The mobile advertising space is a multi-billion dollar market and startups and companies are battling it out for a piece of this very large (and growing) pie. Today, MobSmith is launching as a turnkey...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Homeland Security Taps Twitter, Facebook For New Alert System
The Department of Homeland Security plans to use Twitter and Facebook to warn citizens about threats with its new National Terrorism Advisory System. The new program will in part replace the old color...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch The Beastie Boys Make Some Noise For Tumblr
Yes, Tumblr is growing like crazy. But you know a social media site has arrived when big rock bands start releasing tracks from upcoming albums on your site. The Beastie Boys have a Tumblr blog, whe...
08:29 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Let's Back The Startup Kids "" A Documentary That Needs To Be Seen
Oh, how I wish I'd done this myself. The Startup Kids is a to-be-released documentary about young web entrepreneurs in the U.S.... and Europe. That's actually what's nice about it - for the first time...
08:04 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Bing's Flair For Visual Search Comes To The iPad
Bing's iPad app is live in the app store this morning, with Bing's signature focus on visual search in full force. The new app will feature a different high-resolution homepage every morning, with mor...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch LinkedIn's Android App Exits Beta With Messaging, Sharing, "~People You May Know' Features
As we wrote in December, LinkedIn finally gave users an Android app after launching apps for iOS and BlackBerry platforms. Today, LinkedIn's Android app has exited beta and arrived on the Android Mark...
07:58 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch FrankWork Streamlines Management Of Freelance Staff And Projects
Managing freelancers and projects can be a challenge and a new startup is launching today to help managers sort through the chaos of the freelance hiring. FrankWorks, is opening up as an enterprise si...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Christopher Poole: Build A Product Before You Build A Platform
One of the biggest startup cliches is that every other startup wants to become a platform for other startups to build on. But to Christopher Poole, the founder of Canvas and 4Chan, that is the wrong ...
07:23 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch SohoOS Launches Lead Generation Widgets For Micro Businesses (TCTV)
SohoOS is a cloud platform for small businesses where they can manage everything from invoicing to billing (without the need to open a merchant account), CRM, email and SMS broadcast, a sales flow man...
07:22 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Barnes & Noble Now Allows Nook App Submissions (But Nothing Dirty, Please)
Barnes & Noble just announced that they're opening their Nook platform to developers and will now begin accepting apps. If you thought this was a great opportunity to submit your "Fart Blaster" or...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch The Problem Of "Open" 
Few folks seem to remember that it was a just a few years ago that a consortium of handset manufacturers got together to form the Open Handset Alliance, an effort to create an open, free platform. Thi...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Rome2rio Is Google Maps With Airfare, Train And Driving Options
Ever wanted know the best way to get from point A to point B? rome2rio, headed by two ex-Microsoft engineers, is a search engine that attempts to do exactly that. Like an international Zoombu.co.u...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Orbotix Scores $5 Million. Because You All Want Smartphone-Controlled Robotic Balls
Exclusive - Boulder-based smart toy company Orbotix has raised $5 million in Series B financing from Foundry Group and Highway 12 Ventures as it prepares for a Fall launch of its Sphero, a robotic bal...
05:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Guardly Watches Your Back, From The Mean Streets Of Toronto
I can't help but be amused that the personal-security platform Guardly, which launches today, was born in virtually-crime-free Toronto, where I live, and where I've never encountered anything more fea...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Innobell's Android App Adds Facebook, Maps, PayPal, YouTube And More To IM Chat
Y Combinator-backed Innobell launching a texting app for Android phone, that adds another layer of apps on top of chat by allowing users to add and share maps to chats, YouTube videos, games and more....
05:38 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch SocialGuide Raises $1.5 Million For Social TV Guide
Exclusive - SocialGuide, a New York-based startup building a realtime 'social TV guide', has secured $1.5 million in funding led by a group of angel investors including Alex Zubillaga, the former head...
05:27 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch In Russia, New Apple Store Buys iPhone From You!
A site that, inexplicably, follows Apple's retail stores, IfoAppleStore.com, posted a rumor that Apple's top folks went to Russia to negotiate the rental of a two-floor Apple store in the rebuilt Hote...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Flash Sales Site Exclusively.In Launches Luxury Travel Vertical For Asia
Exclusively.In, a members-only niche flash sales site for fashion, jewelry and home decor from Indian artisans and designers, is expanding into a new vertical today"  luxury travel in Asian ...
04:58 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch RockYou Promotes Lisa Marino to CEO".And She's Excited about It (TCTV)
Forgive the snarky headline, but history has shown that navigating a once-hot consumer Web company through the trough of the hype cycle is one of the hardest jobs in Silicon Valley. And very few come ...
04:57 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Mobile Advertising Startup GoldSpot Media Raises $12 Million
GoldSpot Media, a privately held startup that specializes in mobile rich media and video advertising solutions this morning announced that it has closed $12.05 million in series B funding from Exa Ven...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Japan Sends Team Of 23 Rescue Robots That Withstand Radiation To Fukushima [Update: Videos]
Japan's International Rescue System Institute (IRS) unveiled a new rescue robot that can be used to take over the work from humans in high-radiation areas. Not too surprisingly, the institute announce...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Fiksu Wants To Manage Mobile App Marketing And User Acquisition For Brands
Mobile app promotion is becoming a big business, as brands are looking to boost user acquisition and downloads via in-app promotions. Today, Fiksu, formerly known as Fluent Mobile, is launching a user...
03:40 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Video Game Retailer GameStop Opens For Business On Facebook
Video game retailer GameStop is throwing its hat into the social e-commerce ring today with the launch of a Facebook store, powered by, Adgregate Markets. The store is available on GameStop's Facebook...
03:28 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch AVG Launches Dropbox Rival: Sync, Backup And Share Files In The Cloud
Security software juggernaut AVG this morning announced a brand new service that lets users store, sync and share files in the cloud from a variety of channels and devices. Dubbed Livekive, the soluti...
02:56 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch SnappyTV Lets You Tune-In To TV Shows And Share Video Clips Online
There are a plethora of startups that offer a social, second-screen experience to watching televsion including TV Tune-In, GetGlue, Miso, and Tunerfish. Today, a new player is throwing its hat in the ...
02:51 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Country Manager In Libya Detained By Authorities
Microsoft has announced that Khalid Elhasumi, country manager for Microsoft Libya, has been held in custody by authorities in Tripoli since the evening of Saturday, March 19th.Microsoft says it hasn't...
12:26 pm GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Google Invests $5 Million In German Solar Power Plant
Google has just announced its very first clean energy project investment in Europe, and hopefully not its last. The Internet giant is pumping 3.5 million euros (roughly $5 million) in a solar photovol...
07:32 am GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Who Needs Flash? New WebGL And HTML5 Browser Game Sets Tron's Light Cycles In 3D
Cycleblob, an addictive browser game created by Israeli developer Shy Shalom, went live today. The game ports light cycles, the futuristic vehicles from the legendary 1982 film Tron, to the browser. N...
06:54 am GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch I Just Rode In An Uber Car In New York City, And You Can Too
So do you remember about a month ago when I wrote that Uber (the order-a-car-from-your-iPhone sensation in taxi-challenged San Francisco) is coming to New York City? (Sure you do. It was a great ...
06:54 am GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch TravAlert Wakes You Up Before Your Bus Or Train Reaches Your Stop
There's two kinds of people in this world: Those that can sleep on buses, trains and planes, and those who can't. If you are the former, you're welcome --TravAlert is an GPS enabled iPhone, Blackberry...
06:01 am GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Android Chief Andy Rubin: Nothing's Changed (Except The Deals They Don't Talk About")
Last week, Bloomberg Businessweek published an article titled Do Not Anger the Alpha Android, in which it detailed the decreasing level of openness and increasing restrictions Google is placing on har...
04:40 am GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Sorenson Media CEO Explains How They're Helping Move Hollywood To The Cloud (Video)
Video on the web may be ubiquitous these days, but while uploading a few amateur clips to YouTube is a cinch, things get hairy fast as soon as you start encoding and managing your own video content. F...
04:37 am GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Bizness Apps Expands To Android To Bring Your Business Into The Mobile Apps Game
Bizness Apps, a startup that gives small businesses the tools to quickly and easily build mobile apps, has a bit of a Zuckerberg-ian early history. Well, admittedly the Facebook comparison is a bit te...
04:25 am GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Snoozing And Losing: A Blockbuster Failure
I'd be lying if I said that I haven't taken some delight in watching the complete and utter collapse of Blockbuster.You see, back when I was a child, our community had a couple of thriving local video...
04:19 am GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft And Toyota Team Up To Create Next-Gen Telematics Platform
The battle for the in-dash system is just starting to heat up, as we leave the era of half-hearted in-house interfaces and enter a period where your car will be as powerful and accessible as your smar...
04:04 am GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter Tweets Some Big Q1 Stats; 155 Million Tweets A Day Now
Since the first quarter just ended, Twitter's PR team decided to tweet updates stats regarding the state of Twitter today. Of them, the biggest is that Twitter saw a 41 percent increase in tweets per ...
03:56 am GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Google Said To Have High Level Mole At Twitter, Makes Massive Counteroffers To Retain Employees
Google may have paid as much as $150 million in stock grants to retain key product employees Sundar Pichai and Neal Mohan, say multiple sources. Both were offered the chief product role at Twitter ear...
03:52 am GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch Qwiki's iPad Moment Is Coming (TCTV)
Ever since Qwiki won the last TechCrunch Disrupt in September, it's been working on an iPad app. In fact, one of its overexcited developers showed me a peek back then. Well, it's come along way sinc...
01:39 am GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch In The Belly Of The TechStars Beast. Have Seed Valuations Gone Insane? (TCTV)
Earlier today, I dropped by the TechStars NY office to check out some of the startups in its inaugural class in New York City before they do their big Demo Day next week. The place was buzzing, and t...
12:16 am GMT - Thu, April 7, 2011
Techcrunch NationBuilder Is A One Stop Shop For Creating A Website For A Political Campaign
There's no doubt that politicians and political campaigns need to engage with the web, whether it be for fundraising, event outreach, news, debates and more. While Presidential and other heavily funde...
11:42 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Baby Connection: The Two-Part Baby Making App That Brings Dad Into The Process
Making babies is hard work. First you've got to find someone to make the baby with "  which, depending on the status of your face and how often you do Borat impressions, might be the hardest...
11:10 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Continuing The Good Trend, Foursquare Now Defaults To HTTPS Across The Board
Over the past year or so, we've seen a major push by a few of the large Internet companies to move towards SSL encryption "  that is, HTTPS instead of the standard old HTTP. Undoubtedly spur...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Convofy Is A Workplace Collaboration Tool Centered Around Documents And Images
In the same social enterprise space as Yammer and Podio, the Adobe funded Scrybe Labs is launching its basic collaborative product today, available at Convofy.com. As identified in a lot of the pre-la...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch MessageParty (The Remix): A New Service For Location-Based Blogging
Back in August of last year we wrote about MessageParty, a new location-based chat service that let you exchange messages with people (even strangers) located nearby. But that didn't really work out &...
10:39 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Grooveshark Not Sure Why Google Banned App From Android Market, RIAA Complaint Likely Reason
As you may have heard, online music streaming service Grooveshark made headlines after Google booted its Android app from the Android Market. Google hasn't revealed much insight into why the app was p...
10:26 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Everyone's To Blame For The Xoom's Low Sales Numbers
Here's a fun tidbit for you: I really like the Motorola Xoom. The web browsing is fantastic, email is great, the notification bar is tops and, well, Verizon's service rocks. It's tad pricey but in my ...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz Announces Yet Another Growth Fund of $200M
I guess $1 billion under management just wasn't enough. Andreessen Horowitz has just announced a new growth fund of $200 million. The fund with co-invest alongside the firm's most recent $650 million ...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Can The Internet Make You Healthier?
Editor's note: This guest post was written by Jason Jacobs (@jjacobs22), the co-founder & CEO of RunKeeper, a mobile fitness platform for runners and other fitness enthusiasts.People are leading b...
08:23 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch BranchIt For Chatter Tries To Bridge The Gap Between Email And CRM
Salesforce originally launched Chatter as a way to add a social layer on top of its CRM, Service Cloud and other offerings. BranchIt for Chatter makes Salesforce.com even more social by bridging the g...
07:52 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch TweetDeck Launches #NewTwitter Rival
After the success of its Chrome web app, TweetDeck is launching a full-fledged web app, which should pose major competition to both Twitter and Seesmic. According to a blog post, TweetDeck Web is buil...
07:31 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Trunk Club: Outfitting Men Just The Way They (And Their Wives) Like It
Back when we wrote about Trunk Club in 2009, the startup was an innovative new way that men could hire their own personal shopper via Skype video sessions, who try to figure out what kind of clothes t...
07:10 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch iOS At Sea
On March 29, 2011, CIO Australia published an interview with Andy Lark, Dell's global head of marketing for large enterprises. In the interview, Lark made a lot of "quotable" statements, among them:&...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch LinkedIn Unveils A More Open Developer Platform With Lightweight, Customizable Plugins
In late 2009, LinkedIn opened up its API to allow select developers make applications that tap into LinkedIn's social network. The professional social network released nearly a dozen APIs which gave t...
06:21 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Hands-On With The Seagate GoFlex Slim Hard Drive
You can't really tell how slim the Seagate GoFlex Slim drive really is until you see it next something like a paperback book or another drive. This wee drive is .354 inches (9mm) thick and about four ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch UsingMiles Raises $2.7 Million For Rewards Management Platform
Rewards management platform UsingMiles has raised $2.7 million in new funding led by iSherpa Capital with strategic investors participating in the round. The company is also announcing that eBags.com ...
05:49 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Is Apple Pushing The White iPhone Down The Memory Hole?
The plot, as they say, thickens. Apple has removed most visual references to the white iPhone on its US and international sites in a surprisingly wholesale manner, a move that points to more trouble w...
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Meet Microsoft's New Head Of Marketing: Chris Capossela
Last week, we wrote about Microsoft's chief marketer Mich Mathews stepping down from the software company. Today, we're writing about her replacement, as Chris Capossela was just appointed senior vice...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Pixable's Smart iPhone App Aggregates Photos From Facebook, Flickr, And Instagram
We've written about startup Pixable previously because of its sleek web photo creation and categorization tools. Earlier this year, the startup launched Photofeed, a Facebook app and companion iPad ap...
04:49 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Motorola Xoom And Atrix Sales "Disappointing" 
According to Pacific Crest analyst James Faucette, quoted in Forbes, sales of the Motorola Atrix and Xoom devices, darlings of the CES rodeo, have been "disappointing." Ironically, the very devices de...
04:37 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch HootBar! HootSuite Buys Firefox Add-On TwitterBar
Social media dashboard company HootSuite this morning announced that it has acquired an add-on for the Firefox 4 browser called TwitterBar, which has been downloaded nearly 2 million times to date and...
04:15 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins Pumps $20 Million Into China's Luxury Shopping Site Xiu.com
Xiu.com, a Chinese luxury and fashion ecommerce website, this morning announced that it has raised $20 million from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), confirming a report published last week...
03:10 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Populis, Europe's Demand Media, Reports 2010 Revenues Of $83 Million
Populis, the formerly public on-demand content company formerly known as GoAdv, has reported record revenues of 58 million euros ($83 million) for 2010. Its network of blogs and ecommerce sites now re...
02:46 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch 3.4 Million .eu Domain Names Registered In Five Years "" I Call Dismal Failure
.eu, the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the European Union, originally launched 7 December 2005, but full public registration started on 7 April 2006. One day early, EURid, the non-profit t...
02:25 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch SeeClickFix Now Lets You Report Community Issues On Facebook
The Omidyar-funded SeeClickFix, a site which helps users report and get community issues like potholes and graffiti taken care of, has launched on the Facebook platform today. For the uninitiated, See...
02:08 pm GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch DISH Wins Bankruptcy Auction, Buys Blockbuster Assets For $228M In Cash
DISH Network this morning announced that it was selected as the winning bidder in the bankruptcy court auction for substantially all of the assets of Blockbuster, which went belly up in September 2010...
07:50 am GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Estimate: In Two Years, Streaming TV Will Be An $800 Million Business for Netflix and Hulu
By the end of this year, an estimated 2 million households in the U.S. will have abandoned TV for the Web, cutting the cord with their cable companies. This estimate comes from Convergence Consulting...
04:20 am GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Marin Software Raises $16 Million For Paid Search Management Platform
Marin Software, a startup that creates search engine management software for advertisers and agencies, has raised $16 million in Series E funding led by Crosslink Capital with DAG Ventures, with Focus...
02:57 am GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Fitango Teaches You How To Get Stuff Done; Adds Sharable Self-Improvement Features
In February, fellow Four Loko enthusiast John Biggs wrote a post on Fitango, a social marketplace that allows users to learn about and buy action plans for everything from finance to fitness and roman...
02:38 am GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter Accidentally Shows Users Someone Else's Timeline, Disables #NewTwitter To Fix
Twitter has been acting mightly strange for the past hour or so, with people reporting seeing random chunks of other users tweets in their timelines, including retweets while using the Twitter web cli...
02:12 am GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch The Vote Is in and Twitter Gets its Tax Breaks. Now, What about Everyone Else?
We just got word that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to approve the Mid-Market incentive plan that would give Twitter-- and other companies-- a six year payroll tax deferral for net ...
01:31 am GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Baydin Closes Its $375,000 Funding Round (In An UberCab, Per Our Suggestion)
Back in October we wrote about Baydin, a startup that managed to land some of its seed funding with some very unusual tactics: by giving Dave McClure a ride to his mechanic and pitching him along the ...
01:06 am GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch In-Game Ad Startup Kiip Raises $4 Million From Hummer Winblad, Others
Kiip, the in-game ads startup founded by teen entrepreneur Brian Wong, Amadeus Demarzi and CourtneyGuertinhas just announced a $4 million Series A round. The round was lead by Omniture investor Hummer...
12:53 am GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Stealthy Bottlenose Hopes To Fulfill The Unkept Promise Of Twitter Annotations (And More)
Yesterday, at the Data 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, Twitter took the stage with DataSift to announce a new partnership to sell curated tweet data. But there's another company that's been working o...
12:39 am GMT - Wed, April 6, 2011
Techcrunch Coulomb Tweaks Electric Vehicle Chargers For Europe, Ready For Nissan LEAF
Coulomb Technologies "  a Campbell, Calif. company that makes electric vehicle charging stations, related apps and network technology "  today revealed new features and certificat...
11:59 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Finally Figures Out A Way To Get An iAd In My Face: An iAd App
I've used hundreds upon hundreds of iPhone applications at this point. But the funny thing is that not once can I recall running into an Apple iAd in any of those apps. Despite a much ballyhooed launc...
11:35 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Groupon For Nightlife Poggled Raises $5.6M From Groupon Investors
Poggled, a Chicago-based daily deals site that focuses only on and club discounts, has just raised $5.6 million according to an SEC form filed today. Well what's interesting about this? As Fortune...
10:53 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Want To Run Android Apps On Your Windows PC? You Can With BlueStacks.
There's nothing new about virtualization software, per se, but BlueStacks might be worth checking out. It brings the Android operating system to Windows-based computers via a virtualization layer, muc...
10:50 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch The Big Vote Is Today: Will San Francisco Hang on to Twitter?
San Francisco City Supervisors are meeting today to vote on whether companies like Twitter moving into the city's blighted Tenderloin neighborhood will get a generous enough tax break to keep them fro...
10:49 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch SpaceX Reveals The Falcon Heavy, The Most Powerful Rocket Since The Mighty Saturn V
SpaceX teased the world last week with some rocket pr0n that hinted that the company was finally ready to reveal its Falcon Heavy mega rocket. Well, that's what the company did minutes ago in a Washin...
10:46 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Google, I'd Send This To You Via Gmail, But I Can't ""  It's Time For A New Deal
Yesterday, I noticed my Gmail account was insanely slow for no apparent reason. Nothing new here really, so I decided to wait it out. A few hours later, same deal. So I began phase two of my normal ro...
10:28 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On" Anjul Bhambhri: How Human Can Watson Become? (TCTV)
IBM's Watson, a computer skilled in natural language exchange, appeared on Jeopardy in January. But who is behind Watson? Who is his boss?Anjul Bhambhri is the VP of Big Data Products at IBM. ...
10:11 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Obama, Zuckerberg To Hold Town Hall Meeting At Facebook HQ
A day after his 2012 re-election campaign kicked off a Facebook-heavy voter awareness push, President Barack Obama has announced via Facebook that he will be holding a Town Hall meeting with Facebook ...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Moot Reimagines The Image Board With A Fresh Canvas
When Christopher Poole (aka Moot) started 4chan, it was a very basic image board that attracted an incredibly active and vibrant community. But 4chan itself is not a pretty site. It is almost Craisg...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Zynga Acquires Team Behind Online Poker Statistics Site PokerTableRatings
The Zynga talent acquisition machine rolls on today, as the social gaming giant buys yet another gaming team. Today, Zynga is announcing the acquisition of the team from MarketZero, who is behind the ...
08:04 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Too Lazy To Count Calories? Now You Can Just Take A Picture Of Your Meal
Wow. If this app had been pitched to us on the 1st, I would have been sure it was an April Fool's joke. Coming in a few days later, however, it seems almost genius.Given that my job of sitting in fron...
07:37 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Shpigler The Shark's Advice To Zuckerberg "" Walk Like A Man, Get A Nice Shirt
"Shpigler the Shark" is a Tel Aviv-based advisor to startups. Whether fictional or real, this guy is funny. He's already given his advice to Yahoo back when it might even have been listening. Today at...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Finally, Google Adds Free Phone Support For U.S. And Canada AdWords Customers
While email and online support is becoming more prevalent for customer service responses, sometimes phone support is the fastest way to get a question answered. Today, Google is rolling out free phone...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Fitbit Partners With RunKeeper, Microsoft, About.Me And Others With New API
Fitness technology startup and TechCrunch 50 finalist FitBit is announcing the availability of its beta API today, and is revealing a number of partners that have integrated its health platform. The c...
06:31 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch The ShowMe Teaching Technology Behind The New Princeton Review SAT iPad App (TCTV)
The Princeton Review launched a slick new iPad app today called SAT Score Quest. Each question comes with a whiteboard video tutorial with a voiceover from an instructor explaining the solution. The...
05:44 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Xigo Wants To Shrink Your Company's Phone Bill (For Free)
If you're a family of 3 or 4 people, it's pretty easy to figure out if you're spending too much on your phone bill. Pop into something like Billshrink, plug in your credentials, and away you go.If you...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Play, AOL's Android Music Sharing App, Hits 250,000 Downloads In Three Weeks
When a mobile app gets more than a hundred thousand downloads in its first few weeks, that is usually a good thing. Instagram hit 100,000 in a week, and music-sharing app Soundtracking got there in t...
05:12 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Potentially Leaked iPod Touch Has Capacitive Home Button
Although I'm tending towards skepticism on this one, it could be that these blurry-cam photos of a potential iPod Touch with non-physical home button show an example of some sort of aborted trunk on t...
05:08 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Barnes & Noble Nook Subscribers Will Be Able To Access The NYTimes.com For Free
A week after Amazon Kindle New York Times subscribers received word that their subscriptions granted them free access to the paper's website, Barnes & Noble Nook subscribers will also soon be able...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch FounderLY Wants To Be A Library For Entrepreneurs' Stories
A new open source project is debuting today as a way to capture stories behind entrepreneurs' startups in a central repository. FounderLY is giving startup founders a platform to share the stories beh...
04:56 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Kana Software Buys Social Media Monitoring Platform Overtone
Kana Software has acquired Overtone, which develops a social media monitoring and customer listening platforms for large, brand name companies. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Overtone...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Free Electronic Medical Records Service Practice Fusion Raises $23 Million
Practice Fusion, a web-based electronic medical records and healthcare community, announced this morning that it has closed an impressive $23 million series B round of funding. The round was led by F...
02:51 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Europe and The Telegraph release the Startup100
TechCrunch Europe occasionally partners with other media outlets in Europe in order to support the European ecosystem. Last December we agreed to link up with the London Telegraph newspaper, which pla...
02:15 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch StockTwits Gets Even More Social, Rolls Out Discovery Tools
It's been a good start to the year for StockTwits. For starters, as we reported last week, the realtime info-sharing hub for investors and traders, has doubled its monthly visitors since December. It...
12:17 pm GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Six Launches At #Techonomy3 "" The Latest From The Nation Of Startups
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Tel Aviv and get a brief taster of the startup scene here. At one point I was interviewed by The Marker, a business newspaper and, after a couple of days...
06:49 am GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch From Search Engines To Lunar Landers: Barney Pell's Next Startup Is Moon Express
Most people wouldn't think a good follow up to selling your search engine company to Microsoft would be to then start a company that will build lunar landers. But that's exactly what Barney Pell, the ...
06:01 am GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch AOL Fires A Ton Of Freelancers, HuffPost Doesn't Pay Most Of Its Writers. I Approve.
Can anyone else hear that? The whining? Like a dentist's drill, or those ultrasonic Mosquito ring tones that kids use at school; only more annoying, and more persistent.Mzzzzz.... The Huffin...
03:30 am GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch LivingSocial Files To Authorize Up To $565M In Series E [Update: And Raises $400M]
Reports of daily deals site LivingSocial being in talks to raise around $500 million in Series E are now backed up by LivingSocial's amended and restated Certificate of Incorporation filed on March 31...
03:27 am GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch The Product Shakeup At Google Begins
Larry Page's first day as CEO of Google again after ten years began with a shakeup at the very top of the company. Google's longtime senior VP of product management, Jonathan Rosenberg, announced tha...
02:48 am GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch RockHealth Opens Incubator to Get the Web 2.0 Generation into Healthcare
We've written about the younger generation of consumer Web entrepreneurs taking on enterprise software, aiming to make truly usable business software that-- to put it bluntly-- doesn't suck. Now, at l...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Miso Media's Snazzy Guitar-Teaching iPad App Is Now Live
Back in September at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, a small company called Miso Media won the People's Choice Award for a very impressive iPad application with a musical bent. The application, which is now ca...
01:34 am GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Bought By AOL Alongside Patch, Going Will Soon Be Gone
Back in June of 2009, then-new CEO Tim Armstrong made two acquisitions to move AOL into the local space: Patch and Going. While the verdict is still very much out on Patch, it's clear that AOL is at l...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch American Airlines' Fares Return To Expedia And Hotwire
Earlier in January, we heard that American Airlines' fares and links were removed completely from travel bookings site Expedia, after the two companies failed to come to a distribution agreement. Toda...
01:19 am GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Think AT&T's Bandwidth Cap Is Bad? Try Living Down Under.
Bandwidth caps. We all love "~em. Wait, no, we hate "~em. Sorry. But even as AT&T gears up to impose bandwidth caps on its DSL subscribers, it should be pointed out that it's h...
12:32 am GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter And Mediasift Partner To Resell Firehose Data
Twitter and realtime data curation service Mediasift have just announced a data resell partnership here at the Data 2.0 Conference at the Mission Bay Conference Center.This move is similar to when Twi...
12:20 am GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook For iPhone Gets Event Check-Ins, Maps, And Unfriending
A couple weeks ago, after All Facebook spotted the ability to check-in to Facebook events, the social network confirmed to us that the feature would be launching shortly on the iPhone and their mobile...
12:19 am GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Texas Instruments Acquires National Semiconductor For $6.5 Billion In Cash
Wow. Texas Instruments has signed an agreement to acquire fellow semiconductor manufacturer National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion, or $25 per share, in an all-cash deal. The boards of directors of b...
12:10 am GMT - Tue, April 5, 2011
Techcrunch Rocket Fuel Raises $6.6 Million Series C At $160 Million Valuation
Display ad optimization startup Rocket Fuel raised $6.6 million in a Series C funding, giving it a $160 million valuation, according to the company. Northgate Capital led the financing. Other invest...
11:53 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch Yelp Now Drawing 50 Million Users A Month To Its 17 Million Reviews
Over the last couple years, there's been a huge surge in the suite of online services referred to collectively as 'local'. There's Facebook Places, which prompts users to check-in and claim deals. The...
11:32 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch Principal Facebook Tech Recruiter Andy Barton Moves To Quora
Quora is hiring! How do we know? Well Facebook Tech Recruiter and Team Lead Andy Barton just tweeted that today is his first day at the Q&A service. Leaving Facebook along with Barton is Faceb...
11:31 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter Finally Brings Advanced Search Out Of Purgatory; Updates Discovery Algorithms
A couple weeks ago, we wrote a post wishing Twitter a happy fifth birthday, but also noting that there was still much work to be done. In particular, search and archives range from weak to non-existen...
11:12 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch Tickengo Closes Seed Round With Kima Ventures So You Can Charge Hitchhikers
With gas at roughly $4/gallon, French carpooling site Covoiturage.fr has just announced some 1 million carpoolers on its site. Now, its competitor Tickengo has just scored a seed round with Kima Ventu...
10:59 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch With Disclaimers, Health And Legal Knowledge Can Now Flourish On Quora
As regular readers of this site will be aware, we love Quora. We love it because of the wealth of knowledge that has poured out of seemingly all corners of the tech sphere and into the service. But th...
10:51 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch Pandora Receives Subpoena In Grand Jury App Probe
As part of its pre-IPO SEC filing, music streaming service Pandora has revealed that it received a subpoena related to a federal grand-jury investigation of Android and iPhone apps. The filing also ex...
10:06 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch When John Doerr Met Larry Page
Today is the first day Larry Page is once again the CEO of Google. (Eric Schmidt announced he would be relinquishing his CEO post in January). The last time Page was the CEO was a decade ago before ...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch ShrekVille? Zynga Adds DreamWorks Animation Chief Jeffrey Katzenberg To Board
Zynga is bringing in a bit of Hollywood to its board today with the addition of DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg to its board of directors. Katzenberg will be joining Zynga EVP of Busines...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch Milk: Kevin Rose's New Company Aims to Solve Big Problems on the Mobile Web
Well by Silicon Valley standards, that certainly wasn't a long "stealth" period. Just weeks after he quit Digg, Kevin Rose is announcing details of his new startup. Knowing Rose, I can tell why he's s...
08:58 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch Ranker Lands $1.3 Million From Tim Draper And Others, Tries To Rank *Everything*
Exclusive - Ranker has secured a $1.3 million Series A round of funding led by Tim Draper at Draper Associates. Other investors who are backing the list making service include Rincon Venture Partners,...
08:33 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch Letter.ly Abrupt.ly Loses Domain Name As A Result Of The War In Libya
There's been a question as to what happens to .ly domains (i.e. the ones used by Bit.ly, Ad.ly and others) if these domain names are suddenly taken away by the Libyan government. As we wrote last Fall...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch A Cooperative For Developers Looks To Put App Makers Back In The Driver's Seat
There are a number of systemic obstacles facing app developers today, with limitations in distribution and monetization channels being chief among them. Oh, and then there's fragmentation, as develope...
08:15 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch BrightRoll Snags Former Yahoo Treasurer And VP Of Finance As Its New CFO
Yahoo has apparently lost yet another executive with the departure of Ron Will, former treasurer and vice president of finance at the Internet company. The man has decided to join video advertising st...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch A Royal Waste Of Resources? Yahoo Launches British Royal Wedding Site
I'm not sure about you, but I'm already tired of the Royal Wedding coverage, and the wedding is nearly a month away. Media companies are clamoring to publicize their coverage of the marriage between E...
07:03 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch Google Makes $900 Million Stalking-Horse Bid For Nortel Patents As It Looks To Fend Off Trolls
The patent system is busted. Tech rivals are throwing lawsuits at each other to shoot down competitors instead of trying to win with innovative products. And Google's had enough of being pushed aroun...
07:01 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch Former ValueClick Exec Who Joined Gigya As CEO Jumps To " ValueClick
Eyal Magen, founder of social sharing software maker Gigya, a couple of weeks ago announced that Dave Yovanno, who joined the company as chief executive officer in October 2008 after serving as COO of...
06:42 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch AOL Has Already Replaced The Engadget Exodus (To Tech Gadget Nation)
Ever since AOL bought the Huffington Post, one group of high-profile bloggers at our sister site Engadget (AOL also owns TechCrunch) decided they did not like the direction the company was going and l...
06:26 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch HomeAway Broadens Presence In Australia With Acquisition Of Vacation Rental Site RealHolidays
As it prepares for a public offering, vacation rental giant HomeAway is continuing its aggressive acquisition strategy with the purchase of realholidays.com.au, the Australian vacation rental brand of...
06:22 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch SmartBear Buys Website Performance Monitoring Company AlertSite
SmartBear Software this morning announced its acquisition of web and mobile performance management software maker AlertSite.Through the acquisition of AlertSite, SmartBear says it aims to expand its c...
06:01 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch Livebookings Processes 1 Million Reservations In A Month, Raises $10 Million
London-based online restaurant reservations and marketing services company Livebookings says it has processed 1 million bookings for restaurants in a single month, marking the largest ever for the Op...
05:28 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch EMC Buys Network Security Monitoring And Analysis Company NetWitness
Following its $2.25 billion acquisition of Isilon, infrastructure giant EMC is making another purchase today"  network security software company NetWitness. EMC's acquisition of NetWitness c...
05:20 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch Season 7
The deal is finally almost done for the realignment of the television business. Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner gets $30 million for the final three years of the series, with no cuts of talent and only...
04:56 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter, Chegg Investor Insight Venture Partners Closes $2 Billion Funds
Insight Venture Partners, the NYC-based investment firm that has backed companies like Twitter, Chegg, Flipboard and HauteLook, this morning announced the closing of two new funds with a combined $2 b...
04:22 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch Apax Partners Acquires Software Giants Epicor, Activant For Close To $2 Billion
Business software maker Epicor this morning announced that it has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Apax Partners. The transaction is valued at approximately $976 million. In a separate ann...
03:28 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch Visible Measures Launches Video Ad Network, Hires Industry Vet To Run It
Visible Measures, the third-party media measurement firm for online video advertisers and publishers, today debuted a new video ad network dubbed Viewable Media, and separately announced that it has h...
02:09 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch Obama's Re-election Campaign Puts Facebook Front And Center " Literally
U.S. President's Barack Obama's re-election campaign just been kicked off, and it - again - makes clever use of Facebook as a tool for spreading the word and amass supporters.When you connect to your ...
01:53 pm GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch Online Pawn Broker Borro Raises 7.5m Led By Augmentum Capital
Online pawn broker Borro has raised 7.5m in a round led by Augmentum Capital, the growth capital fund launched by Tim Levene and Richard Mathews.Existing investors Eden Ventures and Rockridge Investme...
08:07 am GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch Yet Another Senior MySpace Exec Bails: SVP Tish Whitcraft Joins Tagged
"Tish Whitcraft recently joined MySpace as SVP of Customer Care responsible for delivering a world-class user experience to the 250 million + MySpace users," the company said in mid 2008 when Whi...
07:20 am GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch How We All Missed Web 2.0"s "Netscape Moment" 
(Editor's note: This is the third installment in a series about the late stage, secondary investing craze sweeping the venture capital business. For the first two installments go here and here.)On May...
07:01 am GMT - Mon, April 4, 2011
Techcrunch Yet Another Senior MySpace Exec Bails: SVP Tish Whitcraft Joins Tagged
"Tish Whitcraft recently joined MySpace as SVP of Customer Care responsible for delivering a world-class user experience to the 250 million + MySpace users," the company said in mid 2008 when Whi...
11:30 pm GMT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon, Music, And A Sunny Forecast For The Cloud
Last week, Amazon launched its Cloud Drive, with an emphasis on music storage. While there have been a number of "jukebox"  services these last 10 years (Napster 2.0, MusicNow, Virgin D...
10:53 pm GMT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Techcrunch Email Breach At Email Marketer Epsilon Affects TiVo, Citi, Marriott And More
In case you haven't already received the ominous sounding email, data held by email marketing firm Epsilon was compromised earlier this week -- the hack apparently executed by one person. The breach, ...
10:30 pm GMT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Techcrunch AT&T Buying T-Mobile Won't Matter. In Mobile Communications, Innovation Is Elsewhere.
So AT&T wants to buy T-Mobile and some are screaming it will reduce competition and hurt the consumer. Sprint is now going to court to try and stop the merger. I am in the mobile communications ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 4.03.11 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang "  Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor "  plus an active set of realtime commenters on Building 43's realtime Friendfeed chat, added up to ...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Comments Epitomizes Everything I Hate About Facebook
It's been a month since we introduced Facebook Comments round these parts, time enough to have given it some serious consideration. And my conclusions are as follows:...are you kidding me? This i...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Techcrunch Women of Color in Tech: How Can We Encourage Them?
Over the last five years, I have taught more than 300 really smart students. One of the smartest, at the Masters of Engineering Management at Duke University, was Viva Leigh Miller, a black woman. She...
05:15 am GMT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Techcrunch Has The Age Of Totemic Gadgets Passed?
The lads here, mostly Devin and Matt, were talking about Everyday Carry, a website dedicated to the things we carry in our bags, pockets, and purses. Most of the EDC gear looks pretty heavy-duty - man...
02:44 am GMT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Techcrunch Conduit Acquires Web Application Platform Wibiya For $45 Million: Sources
Exclusive - No, Conduit was not acquired for a billion dollars or more by Google or Microsoft ... yet (although one executive suggested to me in a phone call this week that the company should, in fact...
02:03 am GMT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Techcrunch Instagram Founders: Instagram Is A "New Entertainment Platform"  (TCTV)
Somewhere between yesterday afternoon and last night, Instagram hit 3 million users after only six months of existence. To put that into perspective, that's like 1% of the population of the US using a...
01:49 am GMT - Sun, April 3, 2011
Techcrunch Will Social Media Save WrestleMania 27?
Well, maybe not "save"  WrestleMania, but help ensure it does better than last year's edition, WrestleMania 26, which, at well under one million pay-per-view buys worldwide, was conside...
11:48 pm GMT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Moot On The Origin Of 4Chan And The Evolution of Memes
When Christopher Poole (aka Moot) was 15 years old, he founded the 4chan image board on an IRC channel with 20 people. Today, the site attracts about 12 million people a month and is the font of many...
09:33 pm GMT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Techcrunch Weekend Giveaway: A Tagged Tumi Bag
This weekend we have a jam for the ladies (and the fashion forward men.) Tumi would like to offer you this handsome $445 suitcase tagged by some guy named Crash. I didn't dig too deeply into this one ...
09:26 pm GMT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Techcrunch State Department Builds A Panic Button App
Imagine you are a pro-democracy protester on the streets of a repressive government. You've got your cellphone and you are messaging your friends. In the crowd near you, the police start making arre...
06:14 pm GMT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Techcrunch True Colors: Bathing Mobile In An Entirely New Light
Color Labs is assumed to be the newest combatant in the photo-sharing wars. Many peopleripped its floppy launch, interface, crashes, and some are feeling creepy about the Chatroulette aspect. Then the...
10:29 am GMT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Techcrunch Apptitude Uses Facebook To Figure Out Which iPhone Apps Your Friends Are Using
Noisetoys, the creators of music discovery and promotion app Hitmaker have come out with another hit this week. In the same app-discoverspace as Explor and Chomp, Apptidude is an iPhone app that shows...
10:19 am GMT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Techcrunch Google Increases Lead In Smartphone Market, But Verizon iPhone Wins February
comScore's February mobile report was released today, and it looks like good news for Google. Android increased its lead as the top mobile platform, growing 7 percentage points since November, and str...
04:45 am GMT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Techcrunch Color Updates Its iPhone App With More Intelligible Icons, Navigation And Faster Speed
Bye bye 69 symbol! Valley media darling/scapegoat Color has updated its iPhone App to 1.0.2 to address certain um, user interface issues. Color's launch caused a big splash in the Valley a couple week...
04:22 am GMT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Techcrunch 10 Things That Simply Need To Be In iOS 5
WWDC. It's like Christmas for OS X and iOS developers. Each year, they flock to San Francisco's Moscone Center, anxiously awaiting the pair of gifts that Apple annually bestows: the new iPhone, and a ...
03:57 am GMT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Techcrunch Accel and IDG Double Down on China Partnership, Raise $1.3B in Seven Weeks
When Silicon Valley venture firms set out to conquer China five-to-seven years ago, most of them picked one of three strategies.There was the branch office strategy, whereby the China partners and Val...
03:50 am GMT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Techcrunch Making Angels: The Pipeline Fund Announces 2011 Fellows
The New York-based Pipeline Fund, which aims to increase the number of women who become angel investors and social entrepreneurs in the U.S., today announced its inaugural class of Pipeline Fund Fell...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Network JumpTap Raises $20 Million
Mobile ad network JumpTap has raised $20 million in new funding, according to a recent SEC filing, out of a $27 million round. This would bring the company's funding to nearly $90 million. We've conta...
01:04 am GMT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Techcrunch "~Rachel Sequoia' And "~Share The Air' Were A Prank, But The Pitch Event Wasn't
It's always feels sort of good to be able to de-bunk a prank on April Fools. Now most of us got that Rachel Sequoia's insane startup pitch for 'Share The Air' was fake, but the event it took place at,...
12:39 am GMT - Sat, April 2, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) "Every Day, I Try To Get Rejected" 
If you meet a lot of CEOs and startup founders, you will notice a personality trait that many of them share. No matter how many people tell them they are wrong or stupid, they remain unusually optimi...
11:03 pm GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon's Cloud Player Tests The Limits Of The Record Labels' Patience
Amazon may have introduced its digital locker music service, the Cloud Player, before similar services from rivals Google and Apple (that are widely believed to be launching this year), but that doesn...
10:41 pm GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch Ex-Microsoft Games Chief Apologizes For "~Consolization' Of Gaming
Robbie Bach, the former president of Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices division, has apologized to PC gamers for the "consolization"  of their hobby. "Am I happy to have been a...
10:06 pm GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch Angel Investors Counter Y Combinator Start Fund With New $100 Million Early Stage "End Fund" 
In a move reminiscent of AngelGate, Silicon Valley's top angel investors are banding together to counter what they're considering an existential threat. That threat? Start Fund, a new investment e...
10:04 pm GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch How Fast Is Your Site? Measure It With Google's Page Speed Online
Yesterday Google announced Page Speed Online, which provides a quick and easy way to accurately measure the speed of your website directly from the web. Previously available only as a browser add-on, ...
09:41 pm GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch Chinese e-Commerce Site 360buy Grabs $1.5B From DST And Others
Yesterday we were hearing reports that global investing behemoth Digital Sky Technologies was setting up another fund, already investing in Groupon and Spotify's $100 million round and sniffing around...
09:10 pm GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Tickets To Disrupt NYC #TechCrunch
TechCrunch Disrupt is back. This year's first Disrupt is taking place in New York City, where we will have the best new startups, all-star guests and speakers, after parties, and more that we will rev...
08:32 pm GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch The Onion, America's Finest News Source, Picks Finest Day To Debut iPad App
This is not a joke. The Onion, "America's Finest News Source" (TM), released its iPad app fittingly enough on April Fools Day. IPad apps are serious stuff. This one delivers fake news stories, vide...
08:19 pm GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch DIY Cloud: Two Hard Drives That Let You Access Files Anywhere
It has long been a dream of mine to connect a hard drive at home to the Internet. This dream, of late, has been deferred by the rise of cloud services like SugarSync and Dropbox but two hard drive man...
07:08 pm GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch Report: "~Peak Bandwidth' Threatens Global Economy Unless Decisive Action Taken
Sometimes humor is the best mechanism to explain an opaque topic. Public Knowledge, a group that concerns itself with defending consumer rights in "the emerging digital culture,"  has r...
06:40 pm GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch Evoz: Baby Monitoring 2.0 Comes Of Age
Very soon (as in: in the next few days), I'll become a father for the first time. And of course, as every existing parent seems to know, babies cost money. One of those unbearable things young parents...
06:19 pm GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch Agilyx Raises $22 Million To Turn Plastics (Back) Into Oil
A Portland area startup selling patented systems that turn plastic trash into synthetic crude oil, Agilyx, closed a $22 million series B round, the company revealed on Thursday. The systems (image be...
04:33 pm GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch M&A Activity Down 22 Percent in Q1, But IPOs And Acquisition Amounts On The Rise
DowJones Venture Source has released its quarterly data on venture-backed exists and its appears that M&A activity has dropped in Q1 2011 despite the momentum that venture-backed exits gained thro...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch OfficeDrop Raises $1 Million For Digital Filing And Scanning Software
Digital filing and scanning software OfficeDrop has raised $1 million in angel funding led by White Owl Capital.OfficeDrop, a finalist in Amazon's startup challenge a few years back, offers a number o...
08:18 am GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Terminated Corporate Development Employee Over Insider Trading Scandal
Facebook corporate development manager Michael Brown (pictured left in happier days) recently and abruptly left Facebook, and the company then hired a senior Google employee to replace him. It was a c...
08:17 am GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch NYC Announces BigApps Winners Roadify, Sportaneous, And DontEat.at
New York City announced the winners of its second BiggApps competition tonight. BiggApps is a way to get developers to use city and government data to create useful apps for citizens and visitors to ...
08:10 am GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch Mark Cuban Teams With Qualcomm To Bring Augmented Reality To Mavericks Tickets
Thanks to the influence of owner and tech entrepreneur Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks season ticket holders will be able to enjoy a touch of the technological when claiming their 2011 playoff tickets. ...
08:06 am GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch "~Know Your Meme' On What It's Like To Be An Internet Folklorist
The website and show "Know Your Meme" were swallowed up this week by ICanHasCheezburger networks in a seven figure deal, proving once again that Internet memes are serious business. In light of this n...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch Play Him Off, Flugelhorn Feline: YouTube Time Travels To 1911
Head to YouTube after 4AM local time and you'll notice that it looks a little old fashioned " and not in a 1999 blinking construction sign sort of way.YouTube is reverting back to what it wo...
05:56 am GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch Video Curation Is Growing Up, ShortForm Hits One Million Visitors
With 35 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, the Google-owned video behemoth would be the second biggest search engine were it standalone site. I'd say these are fa web video has become a ...
05:25 am GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch Tech CEO Approval Ratings: Schmidt Goes Out On A High, Donahoe Climbs, Bartz Falls
A survey taken over the last year by Glassdoor, a jobs and career community that allows users to anonymously share an inside look at jobs and companies, confirms that Eric Schmidt looks better when he...
03:43 am GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch Google +Like Pretty Much Eliminates The Need For +1
Google launched the +1 feature of its social layer yesterday and if you're like most tech journalists you probably likened the move to attaching a Facebook Like button to Google search results.We...
03:43 am GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch +Like Browser Extension Pretty Much Eliminates The Need For Google +1
Google launched the +1 feature of its social layer yesterday and if you're like most tech journalists you probably likened the move to attaching a Facebook Like button to Google search results.We...
03:10 am GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch Spotify Announcing US Launch; Closing European Service To Fund It
We've been more skeptical than most about Spotify's promises to launch in the US, but it looks like Europe's favourite music service is finally ready to make good on its promise.Deals are in place wit...
02:23 am GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch Richard Rosenblatt: Seriously, Leave My Yacht Out Of This
Earlier this afternoon, Mike posted an exclusive story about an internal war raging within Google.In the post he mentioned that Google revenue chief Nikesh Arora had recently returned from a two week ...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch Movie Studios Approve $30 Rental Plan, Theater Owners Mightily Upset
It must be an absolute nightmare being a Hollywood executive in 2011. Four big studios (20th Century Fox, Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros.) have announced plans to introduce a premium video-on-demand...
01:09 am GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch Google Inadvertently Classifies Google Places As A "Content Farm"  And Removes From Search Index
Power struggles within Google's executive team, which have been brewing since the announcement of long time CEO Eric Schmidt's departure, are apparently bubbling up to the surface. Case in point: In a...
01:04 am GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Now Has 250 Million Mobile Users (And A New Unified Mobile Website To Match)
For years now, Facebook has offered quite a few ways to access the site from mobile devices, and they've proven immensely popular. In February 2010 the site had 100 million mobile users per month &quo...
01:04 am GMT - Fri, April 1, 2011
Techcrunch GameStop Acquires Game Streaming Startup Spawn Labs And Distribution Platform Impulse
Video game and software retailer Gamestop has acquired TechCrunch50 company Spawn Labs, a startup that develops game streaming technology. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In addition, GameStop ...
10:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch OMG Someone Just Found An Embeddable Google +1 Button "" And It Works!
A day after Google unveiled its "+1" product, someone has already taken a close enough look at the code to track down an embeddable +1 Button.Said button wasn't supposed to be public yet - t...
09:23 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch Boxcar Pushes Its Way Onto The Mac
My love of Boxcar should be pretty clear at this point. Because I'm an information junkie, it's probably the app I use the most on my iPhone/iPad besides Safari. And earlier this year, they brought th...
09:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch Why Salesforce Overpaid For Radian6
As you may have heard, yesterday Salesforce announced the $326 million purchase of social media monitoring company Radian6, the CRM company's largest acquisition to date. While we know that Salesforce...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter Kills The #Dickbar
Yes, it's happened. Days after Jack Dorsey comes in to head product, the dreaded #Dickbar, or the Quickbar that inserted ads into your tweet-stream on the iPad and iPhone, is dead. While Twitter had t...
08:43 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch eBay Bets On Online To Offline Shopping, Adds Milo's Local Product Availability To Search
eBay has been quick to start integrating Milo's local product inventory technology into its products after picking up the startup for $75 million in December. eBay added Milo's local results in its ...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch GameSalad Raises $6.1 Million For iPhone And iPad Game Creation Tool
GameSalad, formerly Gendai Games, has raised $6.1 million in funding, led by Steamboat Ventures, with participation from Greycroft Partners, DFJ Mercury, DFJ Frontier and ff Asset Management. GameSala...
08:23 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch Opera Mini Returns To GetJar's Mobile App Marketplace
A few weeks ago, after the debut of the Opera App Store, app marketplace GetJar banned Opera's mobile browsing app Opera Mini from its own mobile app marketplace. The reasoning: Opera's App Store was ...
07:55 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch Google's Music Search Engine Quietly Vanishes From The Web
At the end of October 2009, my colleague Jason Kincaid traveled all the way to Hollywood, Los Angeles, for the official unveiling of Google's new music search initiative by the Internet giant and its ...
07:13 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch Disrupt Winner Qwiki Raises, Like, $1 Million From Groupon Co-Founders
TechCrunch Disrupt winner Qwiki is on a roll. The visual search startup raised $8 million earlier this year from a number of well-knowninvestors including early Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin. A...
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch What's The Most Difficult CEO Skill? Managing Your Own Psychology.
"It's fucked up when your mind's playin' tricks on ya"  " The Geto BoysBy far the most difficult skill for me to learn as CEO was the ability to manage my own psychology. Orga...
06:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch The GoPano: A Panoramic Lens System For The iPhone
There are quite a few panoramic apps for the iPhone but they all require a steady hand, lots of patience and, most important, you can only take still photos. The GoPano aims to solve that by adding a ...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch TidalTV Raises $30M For Online Video Ad Optimization Technology
Baltimore-based video ad technology company TidalTV has raised more than $30 million in financing led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from Comcast Interactive Capital and Valhalla Part...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch HeyWire Debuts App To Allow Users To Send Texts And Tweets Via SMS From Facebook
HeyWire, a service developed by MediaFriends that offers a free SMS service is debuting its Facebook App that will allow Facebook users to send both texts and Tweets via SMS (from a real phone number)...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch GeeknRolla "" Gowalla To Hire UK Team, Duedil Wins Startup Competition
This year's European startup conference GeeknRolla has become a platform for news, as startups launched and speakers broke news direct from the stage. Duedil, the business reputation startup, secured ...
05:25 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch Google Joins NFC Forum To Advance Near Field Communication Technology
Google is one of 32 companies to recently join the NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that has been advancing the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology since its founding in 2004....
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch Exclusive: IAC Hatches Hatch Labs, A Technology Sandbox To Incubate Mobile Startups
IAC has made a business out of developing or acquiring mobile applications based on its popular properties. In fact, IAC's mobile apps, which include apps for Match.com, CityGrid, UrbanSpoon, and Dict...
04:43 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch Social Media Monitoring Company Visible Technologies Lands $6 Million
A mere day after Salesforce announced that it was acquiring social media monitoring company Radian6 for $326 million in cash and stock, rival Visible Technologies this morning announced that it has se...
04:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch myYearbook Bets Big On Android With Acquisitions Of Five Apps, FlockEngine
Social networking company myYearbook this morning announced it has acquired five new Android apps to support its mobile strategy and grow its team. In addition, the company acquired FlockEngine, which...
03:35 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Games Developer MegaZebra Closes "~Multi-Million' Euro Funding Round
Exclusive - Munich, Germany-based social games developer and publisher MegaZebra has secured 'multiple millions of euros' in its latest round of financing led by Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures. Pr...
02:36 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch Skype Challenger Releases Viber 2.0: Free Text Messages And More
Exclusive - Viber Media, the Israeli startup behind the Viber service, which lets iPhone users make free calls to each other, has released version 2.0 of its app in the App Store.The company's still g...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch Diagnosia Aims To Make Medicine Information Easier To Swallow
There's a plethora of medical advice and information about drugs and treatment online. But separating the wheat from the chaff can be somewhat of a problem.Enter Diagnosia, a newly launched startup th...
09:13 am GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch Attention Gold-Digging Women of Silicon Valley: I'm On To You
So, there I was, sitting at TCHQ, discussing the recent Vanity Fair article about Jack Dorsey -- and the ridiculous bluebird-on-the-shoulder picture that accompanied it.Keen to track down the image it...
08:48 am GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch Startup Visa D.O.A., and Startup America Just a Giant Press Release?
President Obama seems to understand the role that startups play and the contribution that skilled immigrants make to U.S. economic growth. He has talked a lot about the importance of science and engin...
06:20 am GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch On Its First Birthday, WePay Celebrates As Engagement Quintuples In Last 90 Days
Almost exactly one year ago (their birthday is tomorrow), WePay launched its group payment platform to the public. The goal was simple: give people an easy way to divvy up bills, member dues, and othe...
05:59 am GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti On Why The "Facebook"  Media World View Wins
BuzzFeed and Huffington Post co-founder Jonah Peretti talked at Web 2.0 Expo today about the much misunderstood subject of how to make something go viral (no it's not all about cats and bacon). Perett...
05:39 am GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch As Gecko Scurries Away, Camino Looks To WebKit To Save Itself
Long ago, before Chrome existed for OS X (so, 2009) my browser of choice was Camino. You'll be forgiven if you've never heard of it, it's an open-source project that zero people work on full-time. And...
04:37 am GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch Google Payment VPFormer PayPal Exec Osama Bedier On eCommerce: Major Change Is Coming
My old friend Osama Bedier now works for Google. This is especially interesting after reports that Google has partnered up with MasterCard and CitiGroup to test out an NFC payments system. It's also p...
04:03 am GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch Reid Hoffman: "Good Internet Companies Never Ambush Their Users" 
Today at Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman took the stage for a chat with NetworkEffect's Liz Gannes. The main point of the discussion was Hoffman's belief that "Web 3.0" is...
04:01 am GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch TCTV Pilot Season: This Week In STFU
Ever have one of those days where every news story bugs the living shit out of you? Where your faith in humanity ebbs further away with every click? We're having one of those days.*Click*"Have...
03:39 am GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch Ben Horowitz On Shifting Technologies: "Go Out And Build "~Question Mark' "" 
Andreessen Horowitz Founder/Partner Ben Horowitz took the stage today at Web 2.0 Expo SF to talk about what to invest in and what to build during a technological shift.Comparing our current technologi...
02:55 am GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Posts A New OS X Lion Build ""  Developers You'll Want To Try This One Out
Five days ago, we reported that Apple was gearing up to release a new build of the OS X Lion Developer Preview. Sure enough, that's exactly what they did today as build11A419 has been seeded to develo...
02:20 am GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch Live With Jack
I'm at Columbia Business School tonight to talk with Jack Dorsey, a founder of both Twitter and Square. As I wrote earlier today:It's really more of an interview, with questions from the students and...
01:57 am GMT - Thu, March 31, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter's Interactive "~Web Intents' Turn Your Site Into A Lightweight Twitter Client
Twitter has just released a pretty snazzy API tool that allow site publishers to provide users with the functionality of Twitter follows, retweets, replies and favorites without forcing them to leave ...