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09:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 7.30.11 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang "  Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor "  covered the gamut between Google+ and well, Google+. The new social platform continue...
08:59 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Techcrunch Technology + Politics = Facepalm
Oh, how embarrassing. Earlier this week, Elizabeth May, the leader of Canada's Green Party, took to her Twitter account and declared war on wi-fi. To think I very nearly voted for these clowns in our ...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Orbs
Pixeet: Full Panorama Photos With Almost Any Phone SpaceX To Launch ISS-Bound Supply Ship In November Head-To-Head Review: Canon T3i Vs. Nikon D5100 Review: The Roku 2 XS Does Internet Media Streaming...
11:30 am GMT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Techcrunch How The Hell Is This My Fault?
You've doubtless heard about the Airbnb fiasco - being dubbed #ransackgate by some - that's been exploding the last couple of days. If you're not familiar with the story, we first covered it here, and...
06:03 am GMT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Techcrunch 360: TeliportMe Brings Its Killer Panorama App To Android (Oh, And It Works On Over 200 Phones)
Last November, TechCrunch's own Sarah Lacy sat down with Vineet Devaiah from "social streetview"  startup, Phototour.in, which, at the time, had just received term sheets from a number ...
05:30 am GMT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Techcrunch Three Companies Chi-Hua Chien Of Kleiner Perkins Would Love To Invest In
Today at Aol West Headquarters, a number of entrepreneurs, VCs, and executives gathered to discuss the state of the mobile industry and mobile technology. After a series of individual panels, the day ...
04:20 am GMT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Techcrunch Android's Matias Duarte: Ice Cream Sandwich Will Help Devs Cope With Myriad Form Factors
As we closed out today's Mobile First CrunchUp, all of our speakers took the stage for an extended roundtable discussing a variety of topics affecting mobile: design, gaming mechanics, and, of course,...
03:36 am GMT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Techcrunch Chamillionaire Pleads With Android Design Lead To Give Him A Decent Device
"I've used all these different devices "  they suck."Short. Sweet. To the point. Rarely do you find that at tech conferences. Luckily,Chamillionaire loves coming to ours.That was the hip-hop...
03:29 am GMT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Techcrunch Stealth Social Mobile Startup just.me Raises $600K From Google Ventures, SV Angel And Others
just.me, a stealth startup playing in the social and mobile spaces, has just raised $600,000 in seed funding from a list of all star investors including Google Ventures, True Ventures, SV Angel, Betaw...
02:31 am GMT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Techcrunch Mobile Has The Opportunity To Re-Think The Ad
Kleiner Perkins VC Chi-Hua Chien kicked off the "Money Matters" panel at the TechCrunch Mobile First CrunchUp with a telling understatement, "There seems to be a lot of new business models around mobi...
02:24 am GMT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Techcrunch Next Jump's Mobile App Ella Rewards You For Sharing Local Shopping Tips
Next Jump, which powers rewards programs for thousands of corporations and credit card companies, has been steadily expanding its platform to offer a more social experience for consumers. For example,...
02:13 am GMT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Techcrunch Mobile Neighborhood App Blockboard Now Covers All Of San Francisco
What would Craigslist look like if it was a mobile app? It might look a little bit like Blockboard, a neighborhood app which is expanding today from its initial neighborhood of the Mission in San...
01:25 am GMT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Techcrunch Matias Duarte On iOS Vs. Android Looks: "Why Are Sicilians More Handsome Than Other Gentleman?" 
Today during our Mobile First CrunchUp in Palo Alto, CA, our own Jason Kincaid led a panel focused on designing the mobile experience. On the panel were Bump's Jake Mintz, Soundtracking's Steve Jang, ...
01:01 am GMT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Techcrunch With 7M Users In His Pocket, Kevin Systrom Says The Biggest Opportunities For Instagram Are On Mobile
At today's Mobile First CrunchUp, Erick Schonfeld sat down with AdMob and Churn Labs founder Omar Hamoui, and Instagram founder Kevin Systrom to discuss how both founders approached mobile developmen...
12:47 am GMT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Techcrunch HTML5 Developer Joe Hewitt: "There's A Place For App Stores Long-Term" 
Here at the TechCrunch Mobile First Crunchup storied mobile developer Joe Hewitt spoke about the future of native and mobile Web apps with TC writer MG Siegler. Hewitt is most famously the Facebook mo...
12:38 am GMT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Techcrunch Buy A New Mac, Install iLife On Your Other Macs With This Simple Workaround
Good news! If you're missing a little iLife in your life than have no fear, Apple's got it figured out for you. iLife has been included on the new MacBook Air and Mac mini, in the form of GarageBand, ...
12:29 am GMT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Techcrunch SpaceX To Launch ISS-Bound Supply Ship In November
With the demise of the space shuttle program fresh in my mind, I'm forced to find my space-related solace wherever I can. Luckily, with companies like SpaceX still devoted to removing the obstacles to...
12:03 am GMT - Sat, July 30, 2011
Techcrunch Google Retires 13-Year-Old "~Google Friends' Newsletter
'Google Friends' a charming thirteen year old newsletter that a few old-time techies still subscribe too has decided to shut down today, citing flat subscription numbers and the prominence of Twitter ...
11:14 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Watch The Mobile First CrunchUp Live Here
Couldn't buy tickets in time or just too far away from Palo Alto? You can stay on top of all the Mobile First Crunchup action with the livestream here (starts at 1 p.m.) and our blog posts through...
10:39 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Money To Spend: Apple: $75.876 Billion. U.S. Government: $73.768 Billion.
15 years ago, Apple was on the verge of default. Today, the United States government is. Let's hope that in 15 years, our government will have been able to turn it around the way Apple has.As is being...
10:12 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Video: This Guy Plays Air Drums That Actually Make Music
I find myself playing the air drums rather regularly when boppin' along to some tunes, and the drum set on Rock Band is by far my favorite instrument, but neither of those hold a candle to what Maayan...
09:58 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Google Search Now Optimized For Tablets
It's never been hard to use Google's search engine from your iPad or Android tablet " but the experience is about to get significantly nicer.Today Google has announced that it's rolling out ...
09:27 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Latest Gmail For Android Update Breaks Third Party Apps
If you're anything at all like me, then you update your apps as soon as possible; after all, new is always better right? Well those who rely on certain apps and widgets that tie into Gmail may wan...
09:04 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Two Free Tickets To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt
TechCrunch Disrupt SF is going to be huge. We have already announced Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Marissa Mayer, Mike McCue, and Vinod Khosla as a few key speakers who will be joining us and that lineup i...
08:18 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Nintendo Boss Takes The Blame For 3DS Sales, Cuts His Paycheck In Half
When companies go through a rough patch, it's pretty rare to see the big man upstairs step up in an awesome way. Take RIM for example. In the middle of security troubles in India and amidst tough comp...
07:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Groupon Now In Your Foursquare, Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together
Well, this is a potentially huge partnership. After extended negotiations, Groupon deals will finally start to appear in Foursquare. And it's not just the normal daily Groupons that will appear, but...
07:24 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch President Obama Calls On U.S. Citizens To "~Tweet' To Lawmakers About Raising Debt Ceiling
U.S. President Barack Obama has been flocking to Twitter of late, starting to actually send out Tweets himself and even holding a town hall on the platform. And in his statement to the American public...
07:19 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Warning: The Latest MacBook Air Packs A Less Powerful Version Of Thunderbolt
Apparently not all Thunderbolt ports are created equally. Anadtech discovered that the Thunderbolt chip within the latest MacBook Air is not the same found in the current MacBook Pro. The Air's versio...
06:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Head-To-Head Review: Canon T3i Vs. Nikon D5100
With HD video recording, great image quality, and a solid selection of lenses, the Nikon D5100 and Canon T3i are on the top of a lot of wish lists out there. For people already in the Canon or Nikon c...
06:49 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Sony's Qriocity Delivers Video To Xperia Devices
Sony's Qriocity service isn't exactly a stranger to the mobile space -- its Music Unlimited app launched in the Android Market just last month -- but astute users know this is only half of what Qrioci...
06:37 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch HTC Reports Record Profits In Q2, 12.1 Million Handsets Shipped
Looks like things are going well over in Taiwan, as HTC has reported record-breaking Q2 results this morning. In fact, the company sold 12.1 million units in the second quarter totaling a 123.7 percen...
06:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Your ISP Is Screwing You: As Your Service Costs Go Up, Their Backbone Costs Go Down
In Japan, a multiple-megabit Internet connection costs pennies. I pay $99 for 50-mbps (and that's really about 1 mbps (when it's not raining) in Brooklyn. But why, you ask? Well, to hear cable com...
05:50 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Samsung Goes Mum With Phone And Tablet Sales Stats
Anybody notice something missing from Samsung's Q2 results? Hint: it was the phone/tablet sales data. But why? Well, according to Samsung's "new information policy,"  phones and...
05:48 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Springboard Presents 10 Startup Graduates To Investors
Ten startups were showcased to investors at the brand new Springboard accelerator programme in the UK today, which has joined Seedcamp, Startup Bootcamp and Hackfwd as one of the bigger programmes acr...
05:26 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch CA Buys Website And App Monitoring Startup WatchMouse
IT software giant CA Technologies has acquired website monitoring startup WatchMouse. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. WatchMouse product tests the availability of websites, serv...
05:21 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Review: The Roku 2 XS Does Internet Media Streaming, Motion Gaming In A Tiny Package
This is Roku's third media streamer lineup. The UI isn't that much different from past models nor are the capabilities. We've used and reviewed almost all of the Roku products, from their first Netfli...
04:57 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Dell Will Add A 10-Inch Streak To Its Android Line-Up
The Dell Streak 10, whose cousins we reviewed here and here, is a 10-inch Honeycomb tablet that Dell is releasing in China this week. However, the interesting thing about this image is that the Dell S...
03:05 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch PressOK's PlacePlay Lets Developers Integrate Location Features And Local Advertising Into Games
Seattle-based PressOK Entertainment, a game development company, launched an interesting new service this week in public beta called PlacePlay, which the startup describes as a "location enablement pl...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch The Isostick Makes A Mockery Of Optical Disk Hegemony
In the old days, you used to have to put something called "optical media" into a "DVD drive" to install software and operating systems. Those days are long over thanks to an odd little USB key called ...
01:14 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Pixeet: Full Panorama Photos With Almost Any Phone
Pixeet is a full, floor-to-ceiling panorama lens that works with almost any phone. It currently only supports iPhone but it will soon support Android and Blackberry devices as well.How does it work...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: 3D Spot
Enjoy a selection of recent stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Just As Spotify Settles Into The U.S. Lifestyle It Gets Sued For Patent Infringement Toshiba-Fujitsu IS12T: World's First Windows Mango Cell ...
11:33 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Airbnb Victim Speaks Again: Homeless, Scared And Angry
Yesterday we wrote about "EJ," a woman who had her San Francisco apartment burglarized and vandalized by someone who rented her home for a week via Airbnb. There was some confusion about how Airbnb wa...
10:45 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch In The Battle Of The Music Tweets, Turntable.fm Has More Klout Than Spotify Or Pandora
Have you noticed an uptick in the number of Tweets that mention Spotify, Turntable.fm or other music services lately? It's all part of their diabolical plans. Online music services live or die b...
09:30 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Looking To Sink Their Teeth Into Some Tasty Northwest Startups, Google Takes A Bite Of PIE
If you haven't heard of PIE, it's probably because you don't live in the Pacific Northwest. But thePortland Incubator Experiment has already amassed such an impressive roster of startups that everyone...
06:46 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Toshiba-Fujitsu IS12T: World's First Windows Mango Cell Phone Up And Close (Video)
Two days ago, Toshiba-Fujtsu in Japan took the wraps of the IS12T, the world's first world's first phone running Windows Phone 7.5 (aka Mango). We were quick in giving you the first specs, but we now ...
06:31 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunched: News In 90 Seconds
We've taken some of the biggest news stories of the week and put them together for you in TechCrunched.On the heels ofrecent management changes at Twitter, the company is now changing the way brands i...
06:10 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Battle Of The Goofy Email Campaigns
The heated battle between two of the biggest email services on the web as taken a decidedly humorous turn.Yesterday Google unveiled Email Intervention, a site "built by a few folks from the Gmail team...
04:17 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Polaroid's Z340 Isn't Quite The Gaga-Inspired Beauty We Saw At CES
Back at CES, we spent a long time waiting for Lady Gaga to show up (again) and introduce her new product line, a collaboration with Polaroid called Grey Label. The camera sunglasses and Bluetooth prin...
04:03 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Stocial Launches In Beta To Blend StockTwits With Yahoo Finance (Invites Herein)
With the recent success of StockTwits, the market seems to be showing that there's ample demand for a social micro-blogging service that targets stocks, trading, and financial information. Or at least...
03:57 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter Adds "Possibly Sensitive"  Designation To Tweets With NSFW Content
Twitter has just announced to developers that it has added a field for "possibly_sensitive" content in its streaming API, in a test that will eventually result in more granular end-user media settings...
02:15 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Softbank Shifts Focus To Early Stage Companies, Renews Focus On New York Startups
Today, Softbank Capital is announcing a series of updates, including the launch of its redesigned website. Some of these changes have been brewing for some time now, but, hey, the redesign of its webs...
02:11 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch TC Cribs: Inside Tumblr's Reblog-Worthy Digs
We're back with a new episode of TC Cribs, and this one is sure is sure to be a crowd pleaser: red-hot blogging platform Tumblr.The NYC-based startup has been growing like crazy (they're now up to 11....
02:01 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Carriers To Obama: Give Us More Spectrum Access!
President Obama announced back in February his support for a Wireless Innovation and Infrastructure Initiative, which he believed would (among other things) "benefit all Americans, bolster public...
02:01 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Mobile Research Firm Zokem Acquired For Up To $24M
Tearing through a mountain of mobile phone data isn't much fun, but someone has to do it "  and it looks like it pays well enough. Just 5 years after its founding, mobile research firm Zokem...
02:01 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Motorola CEO: Droid Bionic Will Launch In September
After six... Wait, let's make that seven months of uncertainty, we might finally have something solid to work with. Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha said in an interview with CNET that the Droid Bionic will la...
01:36 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Motorola Mobility Beats The Street, Shipped 440k Xoom Tablets, 4.4M Smartphones In Q2
Motorola Mobility just released its Q2 earnings and it's loaded with fun stats. First off, the company posted $3.3 billion in net revenue with non-GAAP earnings of nine cents a share. That's up 28% ov...
01:20 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch British Court Orders ISP To Block Filesharing Website In Potential Landmark Ruling
The issues of censorship, net neutrality, and file sharing will be kicking for years to come, and the necessity of making the relevant laws agree internationally will be by no means a small part of th...
01:11 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Is This The iPhone 5?
iPhone fans, start drooling. Skeptics, have your grains of salt at the ready. An iPhone 5 "  or at least something closely fitting the rumored description of the iPhone 5 "  has ju...
12:22 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2011
Techcrunch Google's Two-Factor Authentication Now Live In 150 Countries And 40 Languages
Good news for Google users outside of the United States: the internet giant has announced that Two-Step Verificationis now available in 150 countries worldwide and 40 languages. You should use it. Rea...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Yext Raises $10 Million To Double Down On PowerListings For Local Businesses
Managing local listings across the Web is a nightmare for small businesses, and a huge opportunity for local advertising startup Yext. The New York City company just closed a $10 million series D rou...
09:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Just As Spotify Settles Into The U.S. Lifestyle It Gets Sued For Patent Infringement
We expected it would happen eventually because here in the U.S. it happens to everyone... but two weeks? Can't we just give them a little time to settle in, rearrange their accents and lose a bit ...
09:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter's Adam Bain Talks Promoted Tweets In Timelines ""  Why You'll See Them, And Why You'll Like It
Earlier today, Twitter formally announcedthat you may start to see Promoted Tweets in your main Twitter timeline. In other words, ads will enter the stream in a truly significant way for the first tim...
09:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On" Can Larry Page Be A Grown-Up CEO? (TCTV)
Hired in 1999, Doug Edwards was employee #59 at Google. Edward's six year stint in Mountain View has been recorded in his highly readable new book I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Skyfire's VideoQ Lets You Save Flash Videos To Watch On Your iPhone Later
Until Adobe and Apple work out their differences (Yeah, right) or the entire Internet miraculously switches to using HTML5 for all video content, the Skyfire browser will always have one steadfast sel...
08:57 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Logitech Loses Big On Google TV, Revue Price Cut From $250 To $99
I'll just say it: Google TV is sinking and taking its crew down with her. The service promised to bring new life to HDTVs when it launched last October. But it didn't. Big media made sure of it by blo...
08:23 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Motorola Triumph's Camera Issues Are Way Worse Than A Little Screen Flickering
The Motorola Triumph is off to a rough start. A flickering screen issue, while annoying, isn't all that bad when compared with what new Triumph owners are complaining about now: Apparently the handset...
08:19 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch And Then There Were Ads: Promoted Tweets Appear In Your Main Stream (If You Follow That Brand)
About a month ago, talk began to surface that Twitter would soon begin to roll out ads (that is, their Promoted Tweets) in user timelines. The truth is that they've been talking about this possibility...
07:56 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Newsbeat Measures The Pulse Of News Sites
The news never sleeps, which is why news sites like TechCrunch are addicted to realtime information. That addiction extends to the analytical tools news sites use to determine which articles are reso...
07:53 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Verizon Takes J.D. Power Customer Care Crown From T-Mobile
In recent years, Verizon and T-Mobile have been neck and neck when it comes to customer care performance, a race that I (and surely many other customers) have seen the benefits of firsthand. T-Mobile ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Keepsy Showcases Gallery Of Instagram's Top Photographers
Part of what makes Instagram so compelling is that it allows any amateur photographer to capture visually beautiful photos on the go. Keepsy, a startup that creates photo albums from Instagram and Fac...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch RIM Releases BBM 6 To The Masses With App Integration
The best part of the BlackBerry OS just got a bit better, as RIM today announced the release of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) version 6. What's more, the company plans to offer certain apps featuring BB...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Nielsen: Android Takes Top OS Spot, Apple Tops Manufacturers
Nielsen comes bearing good news today for devotees of the little green robot: as of this past June, Android has claimed the top spot in the U.S. smartphone OS market. Figures have it as comprising a f...
05:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch The Netbook Lives! Asus Launches Product Page For The MeeGo Eee PC X101 Netbook
Asus's next-gen netbook, the MeeGo-running Eee PC X101, is nearing launch and just earned its very own product page on the company's website. This notebook, and its slightly more bloated brother, the ...
05:18 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch After CBS, Amazon Lands Movie Streaming Deal With NBCUniversal
Following the e-commerce giant's recent deal with CBS, Amazon has just announced its licensing agreement with NBCUniversal to allow U.S. Amazon Prime customers to stream movies from Universal Pictures...
05:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Video: When Roombas And Baby Ducks Mate, A Khepera Swarm Robot Is Born
So, this is cool: The Georgia Robotics and Intelligent Systems lab has built these things called Khepera swarm robots. Though they look like little Roombas, they haven't quite learned how to pick up c...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Feds Approve $44K Doctor Reimbursement for Using Drchrono's iPad App
As we've written in the past, Drchrono, a startup thatsimplifies the professional lives of doctors by bringing electronic health records and much more to the iPad, has received official government cer...
04:42 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch First "Light"  iPhone Images Appear
And we're off: the first of the "cheap" iPhone - not specifically of the iPhone 5 but of a light version of the iPhone 4 - are beginning to appear, the latest leak coming from a Vietnamese forum, Tinh...
04:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Snapdeal, India's Fast-Growing eCommerce Platform, Raises $40 Million From Bessemer And More
As Groupon's business in India continues to hit snags, a homegrown daily deal company is quickly snatching up market share in the local deal space. New Delhi-based Snapdeal.com, which, like Groupon fe...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch TaskRabbit Drops Its Amazing iPhone App
Taskrabbit, the collaborative consumption service that allows you to post tasks in order to have other (vetted, background checked) people complete them within in a short amount of time has finally co...
04:29 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Expedia And Zillow Founder Launches Location-Based Mobile Discovery iOS App Trover
The idea of discovering items, products and locations around you is a challenge that a number of startups and companies are trying to solve, including Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp and many others. Today,...
03:57 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Nokia's Ovi Store Serving Over 7 Million Downloads A Day
Nokia's developer relations team would like you to remind you that Symbian has an App Store, called Ovi, and they've just surpassed 7.62 million downloads per day, thank you very much.Their short anno...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch NEA And Sequoia Put $18M In Brand-Focused Social Media Platform Hearsay Social
Hearsay Social, a SaaS dashboard for national businesses and their local branches to manage Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages, has raised $18 million in new funding med by New Enterprise Associates...
02:51 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch OK Go's Latest Video Lets You Force Band Members To Do Your Evil Bidding
If you're running Chrome and you like Prince-inflected super-pop with a knob-twister aesthetic, then you're in luck. The band OK Go teamed up with dance company Pilobolus to create a very unique video...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Google Offers To Re-Write Your Webpages On The Fly, Promising 25% To 60% Speed Improvements
Google has long been obsessed with speed. It's paramount in pretty much everything they do. Which is why the launch of Google+ with some "  gasp "  attention paid to design is...
02:18 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Nintendo 3DS To Drop To $170 On August 12, Current Owners Get 20 Free Games
The Nintendo 3DS is dropping $80 - from $249 to $169 - on August 12 in preparation for the launch of the console's E3 A-List titles including Kid Icarus. This cut is also, presumably, in reaction to s...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Totango Launches Public Beta, Raises $3.8 Million To Help SaaS Companies Drive Sales
Totango, a realtime platform that allows software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies to better understand their customers, announced today that it has closed a $3.8 million round of Series A funding, led b...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch With An IPO On The Horizon, Trulia Adds Social Recommendations For Real Estate Professionals
When selling or buying a house, working with a trusted, certified broker or agent is extremely important. Generally you find trusted real estate agents through word of mouth, whether that be through a...
01:51 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Kiss Me On The Bus: This App Crowdsources Bus Locations
A new app by Carnegie Mellon researchers Anthony Tomasic and John Zimmerman in conjunction with the University of Buffalo, allows bus riders to track their current location while riding the bus and, i...
12:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Jon Stewart Makes Fun Of Twitter Pundits
Way to go Jon Stewart and The Daily Show, for making Twitter and television look like one big AOL chatroom circa 1996. But seriously, with informed media experts like @LadyBigMac in your corner, how c...
12:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Nintendo Cuts Price Of 3DS In Japan By 40% To $190, Other Markets To Follow
We've seen many price drops in the video gaming industry in the last 30 years, but I personally can't remember such a radical move: Nintendo just announced [in English, PDF] that they will cut the pri...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Type
Here are some of yesterday’s Gadgets stories: The Selectric: Typewriter Of Kings Asus Transformer Receiving Android 3.2 Update Tomorrow An "Anomaly"  Gives Star Wars Prop Maker Th...
10:18 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch A Look At The Size, Shape And Growing Threat Of Malware Networks [Infographic]
Blue Coat Systems, the provider of web security and speed optimization solutions, released a mid-year web security report earlier this month, which, among other things, examined the current state of m...
06:26 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch DeNA And ngmoco Launch Mobile Social Gaming Platform Mobage Worldwide
Is the world ready for the mobile social gaming revolution? Tokyo-based DeNA, the company that makes $1.3 billion a year just by offering mobile games to Japanese cell phone users and acquired ngm...
05:59 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch On Safety: A Word From Airbnb
Brian Chesky is the CEO of Airbnb. In this guest article he discusses the recent Airbnb user safety incident we reported on earlier today.On June 22nd, we learned that the home of one of our San Franc...
04:35 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Lexus Gets eDestination Fucntionality For Easy Location Management
The merging of our smartphone and car interfaces is progressing, but at a rather slow pace. Various crossover apps and accessories have come out but few are really capturing the imaginations of driver...
03:20 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Possible Atrix 4G Successor Caught On Camera With 8MP 1080p Shooter In Tow
Here's a mystery for you: Images of a Motorola Android handset have surfaced on Chinese blogs, and it looks incredibly similar to the Atrix 4G. In fact, it looks identical save for a few miniscule cha...
03:15 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Sophomore Slump? One Month In, Google+ Sees A Traffic Minus
Tomorrow, it will be exactly a month since Google+ was first unveiled. In that short amount of time, they've managed to sign up well north of 10 million users, which is amazing. Of course, the ea...
03:10 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Quora Testing User Credits For "Ask To Answer"  Questions
Quora has just launched a bundle of interesting initiatives over the past day or so, all signs that the Q&A site is trying to figure itself out.First of all, the company has begun testing somethin...
03:10 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Vodafone Blue 555: The Facebook Phone That Came Too Late
Here's a classic case of a missed opportunity if there ever was one: the Vodafone 555 Blue is, if you'll pardon the term, a dumbphone with a Facebook button. It's simple (no fancypants OS here), has a...
02:57 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch UK Police Claim To Have Arrested LulzSec Member "Topiary" . What Happens Next?
An 19-year old man has been arrested in the Shetland Islands, accused of being Lulzsec spokesperson, "Topiary". If found guilty, one of two things will happen next"The Internet Ending:"Topiary" -...
01:28 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Crowdtap Raises $7 Million To Help Brands Connect With Their Influential Customers
Crowdtap, a service that allows marketers to easily collaborate with and mobilize targeted crowds of influential consumers, announced today that it has raised $7 million in series A funding. The round...
01:17 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Two Free Tickets To Our Mobile First CrunchUp This Friday #GoAdlibrium
Tickets to our Mobile First CrunchUp sold out in one day and we just released our last set of tickets to our annual summer party at August Capital. If you were not able to get a ticket to the CrunchUp...
01:16 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Sprint's Nexus S 4G Gets Final Price Cut: Free At Best Buy, A Penny At Amazon
Less than two weeks ago, Sprint cut the price of its Google Nexus S 4G by half to just $99 on-contract. That had me pink in the cheek with barely controlled glee, so you can only imagine my reaction w...
01:16 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch New Battery Tech Is Partially Transparent, Flexible
Researchers at Stanford University have put together an interesting new battery technology that combines two theoretically coveted attributes: transparency and flexibility. The method of making the ba...
12:52 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch Newly Public HomeAway Reports Q2 Revenue Up 41 Percent To $58.7M, Profit Down 85 Percent
Newly public home rental service HomeAway is reporting second quarter earnings today, posting a 40.9 percent revenue growth, to $58.7 million in the second quarter, compared to $41.6 million in the se...
12:11 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2011
Techcrunch The Moment Of Truth For Airbnb As User's Home Is Utterly Trashed
Until now everything has been just great for Airbnb, a service that lets people rent out their homes and become a sort of mini-hotel. The company launched in 2008 and has grown rapidly. They've been c...
11:51 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Xperia Arc Comes To US Without Carrier Support
Ever since it was first spotted this past winter, we've wondered how long it would be before we'd have an Xperia Arc of our own to not notice in our pockets. For months rumors flew about which U.S. ca...
11:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Which States And ISPs Are Winning The Internet Speed Race In The U.S.
As much as those in Silicon Valley get wrapped up in all the innovative technologies and businesses being built on top of and around the Internet, the fact of the matter is that there are still some s...
11:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Which States And ISPs Are Winning The Internet Speed Race In The U.S.?
As much as those in Silicon Valley get wrapped up in all the innovative technologies and businesses being built on top of and around the Internet, the fact of the matter is that there are still some s...
11:37 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch DOS Turns 30
C:\>_Look familiar? Then you must be old enough to have used DOS, perhaps the best-known command-line-based OS in popular computing history. I'm proud to have done so myself, though a few year...
11:21 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On: The Confessions Of Google Employee #59
Even though I'm Jewish, I've always rather enjoyed other people's confessions: Saint Augustine, Rousseau, driving instructors etc etc. And now, especially for the tech crowd, we have an new player in ...
11:18 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Polling Startup Gopollgo Redesigns With Realtime Analytics, Raises $325K From Idealab
Polling site Gopollgo  has recently closed a $325K seed round of funding from Idealab, in addition to launching a product and site refresh with a focus on gleaning more insights from Twitter...
11:17 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch You Can't Buy Tickets For Our Mobile First CrunchUp, But You Can Watch
The next phase of the web will be ruled by mobile. It's already happening. Just think about how many killer apps and products are mobile-first or mobile-only. This Friday right before our 6th annua...
10:21 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Asus Transfomer Receiving Android 3.2 Update Tomorrow
The sporadic roll-out of Android 3.2 continues with the Asus Transfomer. The company just took to Twitter to announce that tomorrow, July 28th, they will release the 3.2 update for the Android tab....
10:21 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Asus Transformer Receiving Android 3.2 Update Tomorrow
The sporadic roll-out of Android 3.2 continues with the Asus Transfomer. The company just took to Twitter to announce that tomorrow, July 28th, they will release the 3.2 update for the Android tab....
09:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Dropbox Leases Giant New SF Office, Plans To Grow To 400+ Employees
Dropbox, the startup that makes it super-easy to sync files between your computers, phones, and other devices, is growing. A lot. As in, they're about to hire hundreds of people " and they'r...
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Qualcomm's Awesome Augmented Reality SDK Now Available For iOS
Back around July of last year, Qualcomm launched a software development kit for building Augmented Reality apps on Android. The idea was to allow Android developers to build all sorts of crazy AR stuf...
08:56 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch YCharts Adds Dividend Tracking: Another Reason Never to Return to Yahoo Finance
For many years I loved Yahoo Finance. It was one of the only sites I used every single day, and the only Yahoo property I used with any regularity at all. But increasingly, I get angry when I go to th...
08:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Rdio To Offer Family Unlimited Plan, Broke Music Fans Rejoice
It was just last week that Greg brought us a first look at Rdio's forthcoming iPad app, and now the streaming music contender has dropped another bombshell on us.Last night, Rdio CEO Drew Lerner let s...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch HotelTonight Launches on Android, Now in 18 Cities
As Paul Carr and I have written endlessly, we're big fans of anything disrupting the hotel industry in a simple way that with a clear user value that doesn't try to be all things to all people.HotelTo...
08:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Watch Out! International Space Station To Crash Into The Pacific After 2020 Retirement
Better lay your millions on the table now and reserve your spot on the ISS now. Russia, NASA, and the rest of the ISS' partners announced today that they are going to allow the ISS to crash into the a...
08:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch eBay, PayPal Reveal More Details On X.Commerce Platform For Developers, Partners With Kenshoo
Earlier this year, eBay and PayPal decided to merge their API and developer platform into a combined open platform business, X.commerce. At the time, eBay, which owns PayPal, wanted to developers one ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch It's Dangerous To Go Alone: SimpleGeo And Urban Airship Partner Up For Location Notifications
Over the past couple of years, push notifications have become a vital part of the mobile picture. There are so many apps, and so much that you can do on smartphones, that you need a system to alert yo...
07:47 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch The Seemingly Unanswerable Question: Can The Government Use Location Data To Hunt Us Down?
You remember Locationgate, right? It was that massive national scandal that left both Apple and Google at the center of our discontent, after two German researchers discovered that the iPhone trac...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch AHAlife Raises $6M To Curate And Sell Hard-To-Find Products From Around The World
AHAlife, an e-commerce site for hard-to-find and exclusive luxury lifestyle products, has raised $6 million in funding led by DCM with FirstMark Capital participating in the round. This brings AHAlife...
06:23 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch T-Mobile Buys Good Will With Gift Cards For Customers
How does that old phrase go? "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch?"  Intellectual heavyweights like Milton Friedman and Robert Heinlein got a fair bit of mileage out of th...
06:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon's Market Cap Passes $100 Billion
After reporting stronger than expected second quarter earnings yesterday, Amazon has passed $100 billion in market cap this morning. The company's shares are currently trading at around $225 per shar...
06:10 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Founder Office Hours With Chris Dixon And Josh Kopelman: Schedit
"What do investors look for in a beta? What are the key metrics?" That is the question Omar Tellez poses to Chris Dixon of Founder Collective and Hunch and Josh Kopelman of First Round Capit...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Is European VC Really Out-performing The US, Or Is This Wishful Thinking?
There's been a lot of debate about the role of VC backing for startups in Europe recently, not least because we've been pushing the issue to try and provoke a response from European VCs who - with not...
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch An "Anomaly"  Gives Star Wars Prop Maker The Opportunity To Sell His Original Design
Andrew Ainsworth, the creator of the original Storm Trooper gear in Star Wars, won an infringement case against Lucasfilm allowing him to make and sell his $3,000 helmets without suffering the sting o...
05:21 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Review: The Lexus LX 570 is An All-Terrain Electronic Fun House
It floored me to think that here I was, cruising down this familiar two-track at nearly 60 mph. This is the route to one of my tree stands and generally a trip done in my father-in-law's Ford F150. Bu...
05:18 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch The Selectric: Typewriter Of Kings
Technologizer has a great retrospective on one of the most powerful information creation machines ever built - the IBM Selectric. The result of "seven years of research," the Selectric typewriter ente...
05:14 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Netflix Lands Licensing Deal With CBS For Canadian And Latin American Subscribers
Netflix has just announced a deal with CBS Corporation to license TV shows from the media company for subscribers in Canada and Latin America. Netflix previously signed a two-year agreement with CBS ...
04:57 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Motorola Droid X2 Gets Bumped Up To Android 2.3 Gingerbread
The Droid X2 is one of those phones that you learn to quickly stop judging by its bezel. Despite having nearly identical hardware to its less powerful predecessor, the handset shipped with some pretty...
04:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch MacBook Air Killers? First Batch Of PC Ultrabooks To Carry An Ultra-Pricetag
Ultrabooks are supposed to be the PC's answer to the MacBook Air. These notebooks are said to rock hardware platforms very similar to the Air's but, you know, run Windows instead of OS X. The first cr...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch TribeHR Raises $1 Million To Help Small Businesses Manage Human Resources
TribeHR, a company that develops a human resources software for small businesses, has raised $1 million in seed financing from Matrix Partners. TribeHR offers a human resources software designed speci...
02:18 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Smartphone Sales Will Hit 420 Million In 2011, To Take 28 Percent Of The Total Phone Market
Thanks to the rise of the popular, non-business smartphone - namely any phone that supports app creation - carriers can expect to sell 420 million units this year, taking over a quarter of total phone...
01:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch AdSense For Images Pixazza Rebrands As Luminate, Launches Platform For In-Image Apps
Pixazza, a Google Ventures-backed photo tagging service that has been compared to an "AdSense for Images,"  is rebranding as Luminate today, and debuting a new platform for in-image app...
01:13 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch iOS 5 To Have Powerful Face Detection
After Apple's purchase of face recognition software provider Polar Rose, we were unsure what Apple had planned. Now, thanks to a little 9to5mac digging we know that face recognition (FaceRec? Face...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch SAP Now Allows Businesses To Layer Big Data With Google Maps And Earth
Business software giant SAP is collaborating with Google to offer an updated software product in its BusinessObjects Explorer, that helps customers manage and layer large data volumes with Google Maps...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Handset
Here are some of yesterday’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Canon's X Mark I Mouse Lite Is A Jack Of All Trades Aircounter: Japan Gets Mini Radiation Detector Video: Motorola Triumph Screens Fli...
09:45 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch BuddyTV Turns Your iPhone Into A Smarter Viewing Guide And Remote
A couple weeks ago, I went to a hotel suite in Manhattan to get a demo of BuddyTV's new iPhone app, which hit the app store a few days ago. In the video above, CTO Bill Baxter takes me through the ma...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Olympus E-PL3 Gets Price And September Shipping
Olympus first announced the E-PL3 late in June, but at the time only the E-P3 (which we recently reviewed) had a price and a date. No longer! The E-PL3 is now officially coming to the US in September,...
08:51 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Japanese Professor Shows Rare Earth-Free Electric Car (Video)
Prices for rare earth elements have gone through the roof in recent years, with China basically monopolizing the market for these rare substances (the country currently produces a whopping 97 percent ...
06:51 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Blekko Gets An Infographic
Since I am our resident steward of infographics I figured I might as well highlight the creation of the very first ever Blekko infographic (below), brought to you by our friends over at Cognitive SEO....
05:52 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch The Good: Chrome Gets OS X Lion Two-Finger Gestures! The Bad: They're Backwards.
Considering that it hasn't even been out a week yet, it shouldn't be too surprising that many users and developers are still getting used to OS X Lion. This includes Google, makers of the popular Chro...
05:12 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Solve Media Is CAPTCHA-ing 620K Type-In Ads A Day
Ads are everywhere: They're in our content, they're online and offline, they're on buses, billboards, and more. I've been told just to "get used to it" -- that the advertising proliferation is only go...
05:04 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Official: Japan To Get The World's First Windows Phone 7 Mango Handset In September
As the sun just starts to set here on the West Coast, we've got a bit of news straight from the other side of the globe: Fujitsu and KDDI (Japan's second largest wireless operator) have just confirmed...
04:59 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Will Bring Credits To Mobile Browsers
Over a month ago, we first reported on Project Spartan, Facebook's secret plan to bring applications to the mobile web via HTML5. Facebook is working with teams of third-party developers that they cal...
04:26 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Aircounter: Japan Gets Mini Radiation Detector
The nuclear crisis in Fukushima has yet to come to an end, and most of the radiation meters out there are expensive and usually sold in special-interest stores only: reason enough for Japan-based chem...
02:14 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Next MacBook Pros To Feature Air DNA?
The Sandy Bridge update to the Air line has been enough to make some feel the lightweight laptop is ready for prime time (I'm convinced, personally), but it's still not enough for some. MacBook Pro us...
01:49 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon Has Opened 15 Fulfillment Centers In 2011, Will Build "~A Few More' By End Of The Year
It's no secret that Amazon is ramping up fulfillment centers across the globe to meet with increasing demand. The e-commerce giant <a href="revealed in April that the company had built nine fu...
01:33 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Motorola Triumph Screens Flicker Black And White, Owners Seeing Red
The Motorola Triumph "  a pretty snazzy-lookin' little beast (especially for a pre-paid device!) if I may say so "  seems to have just hit a bit of a hurdle in its first week on th...
01:31 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Marissa Mayer, Mike McCue, And Vinod Khosla Are Ready To Disrupt
Disruption never stops, especially around here. This year we are holding three Disrupt conferences. We descended upon New York City in May (those are special memories). Next up is San Francisco in ...
01:28 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Groupon Pays At Least $10.2 Million For Zappedy
Groupon has just filed a Form D for a $10,288,416 offering of equity in connection with its acquisition of Chilean startup Zappedy. We don't know if there was cash involved in addition to equity in th...
12:57 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Verizon LTE Push Hits Laptops, Tablets, And Networks
You could be forgiven (and are) for skipping over the LTE news of the last six months: the roll-out of the new 4G standard has been spotty and few consumers actually have any idea what it means, or wh...
12:57 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch YC-Funded Debteye Wants To Be Your (Much Cheaper) Credit Counselor
It hardly a fun topic to discuss, but it's the harsh reality that a lot of people out there have significant outstanding debt " many of whom won't be able to pay back what they owe on time. ...
12:13 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch As Shares Top $400, Apple Eyes The Next Tech Prize: HP's Revenue Crown
In the past few years, Apple has been in berzerker mode. Not even 15 years ago, they were on the verge of collapse when Michael Dell famously said that if he were CEO of Apple he would, "shut it down ...
12:10 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Greplin Wants You To Redesign Wikipedia Search
Personal search engine Greplin is announcing the launch of its Wikipedia Search Design Contest today, with the ultimate objective of conceptualizing a better way to search Wikipedia....
12:08 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon Beats The Street; Sales Up 51 Percent To $9.9B, Net Income Down 8 Percent
E-commerce giant Amazon just reported second quarter results, posting sales of $9.9 billion, an increase of 51 percent from the same quarter in 2010. Net income decreased 8% to $191 million in the se...
12:05 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2011
Techcrunch Nodeable, The Twitter For Machines, Raises $2 Million From True Ventures
Nodeable, a startup building a cloud-based social platform for systems data, announced today that it has raised $2 million in series A financing, led by True Ventures. The startup will use this infusi...
11:46 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Greplin Wants You To Redesign Wikipedia Search
Personal search engine Greplin is announcing the launch of its Wikipedia Search Design Contest today, with the ultimate objective of conceptualizing a better way to search Wikipedia....
11:40 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Taulia Raises $8.5 Million To Help Companies Pay Their Invoices Early
Invoicing company Taulia has raised $8.5 million in Series B funding led by DAG Ventures with Matrix Partners and Trinity Ventures participating. This brings Taulia's total funding to over $12 million...
11:04 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch PC Victory: Battlefield 3 To Be Scaled Down For Consoles
Battlefield 3 is perhaps one of the most anticipated games of 2011. It arrives in October and will likely see hundreds of thousands of sales on day one. As a AAA title, it behooves BF3 to debut on the...
11:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Read It Later Raises $2.5 Million, Wants To Become The Dropbox Of Content
Read It Later, the popular service that lets you bookmark a webpage and access it later from any smartphone, computer, or tablet, has raised a $2.5 million funding round. The round marks the company's...
10:56 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch How Appropriate, Pampers Mobile Ad Promoted On Sex App
There is a lot of mobile ad inventory out there and sometimes brands can't be sure where their ads will appear. Just like on the Web, automated ad placements can sometimes turn up in the darndest pla...
10:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Sprint To Finally Retire The Evo 4G?
It's looking like Sprint has signed off on death warrants for a few of its handsets, including our nation's first-ever 4G smartphone, the Evo 4G. According to a leaked screenshot of this internal Spri...
09:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Sony Walkman A Series Leaks, Shows The Touchscreen PMP Is Far From Dead
Meet the upcoming Sony Walkman A series. This little guy appeared on a major UK retailer's website sporting digs noticeable different from the current generation. It's actually, dare I say, sexy. ...
09:13 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch T-Mobile G2X Finally Gets Its Much-Needed Gingerbread Update
T-Mobile G2X owners have really gotten the short end of the stick. Granted, dual-core processing and top-notch cameras probably comfort this disgruntled hoard on long, lonely nights, but a 1080p video...
08:48 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Five Things I Learned At MySpace That Could Help Google+
This is just a guess, but I'd bet money that Vic Gundotra and Bradley Horowitz probably feel like their heads are going to explode. Anyone on the G+ team who really cares about G+ is probabl...
08:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch LucidChart Nabs $1 Million From 500 Startups, 2M Companies, And K9 Ventures
LucidChart, a web-based diagramming application, announced today that it has raised $1 million in seed funding from 500 Startups, 2M Companies, K9 Ventures, as well as several angel investors. The sta...
08:26 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Navigation App Waze Drives Past 5 Million Users; Adds Text-To-Speech Voice Guidance
Social mapping and navigation company Waze has hit a big milestone today. The company has accumulated 3 million users in the past 7 months, with 5 million users in over 45 countries. It took just two ...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Patent Troll Sues Amazon Over Electronic Checkout Service
After slapping Google and PayPal with patent lawsuits, patent troll Purple Leaf is going after Amazon, accusing the e-commerce giant of infringing on its "311 patent" via Amazon's Payments product. We...
08:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch The BookBook Case: Because You Always Wanted Your iPhone To Look Like A Little Bible
Tired of feeling like people are judging you for gawking at your iPhone all day? Feel like you're always 10 seconds from some big dude punching you in the face and making your iPhone his iPhone...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Does a Cop Have a Right to Your Smartphone?
Let's say I'm driving along and texting even though I know I shouldn't be. That's me everyday right there. Now, let's say I get pulled over, and for some reason the cop asks to see the phone to see wh...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Sequoia, Accel, And Union Square Top SecondMarket's New VC Scoreboard
Demand for private company shares declined in the second quarter versus the first quarter but was up sharply year-over-year, according to a new report released today by SecondMarket. The market for pr...
07:12 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Toshiba Thrive Tablet (Almost) Completely Rooted
Great news for anyone who fell for the Toshiba Thrive's chunky, full-featured charms! A team from TabletRoms.com (who created the hack) and ThriveForums.org (who tested it) has managed to gain root a...
07:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Releases New Bluetooth Headset And Media Remote For Xbox 360
The old, white Xbox media remote was often a godsend. Instead of pressing odd buttons on the controller, the media remote let you control Netflix and DVD videos with ease and it was big and unique eno...
07:07 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Design Sales Site Fab.com Hits 350,000 Members, Raises $8M To Celebrate
Fab.com, which started out as Fabulis, a social networking site for gay men, has not only recently changed its name but also started from scratch with an entirely new business centered around online f...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Jumio Turns Webcams Into Credit Card Readers "" And Why Merchants Will Welcome "~Netswipers'
If it were up to Jumio, we're all going to be 'netswiping' to purchase books, clothes, travel, FarmVille crops and whatnot online in a couple of years. The startup has been extensively testing its dig...
06:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch There's a Lady Who Knows That There's A Griffin Guitar StompBox For Your iPad
This $99, for switch stomp box by Griffin turns your iPad into a shredding machine. It connects to Frontier Design's iShred LIVE app and allows you to add multiple sounds to your git-fiddle or keyboar...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Irreantum Magellan Is An Acceptably Priced Classic Diver's Watch
If you know me, you know I love me some watches. This watch, the Irreantum Magellan, caught my eye because it mixes some of the best of 70s diver style with a modern sensibility and an acceptably stro...
06:27 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Ustream Lands On The iPad, Gives Couch Potatoes The Perfect Soapbox
Ustream has landed on the iPad.Today, the streaming video service has launched its first iPad-optimized app, allowing users to view live and recorded content streaming through the service " ...
06:25 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Radio Shack Boots T-Mobile, Welcomes Verizon With Open Arms
The T-Mobile/Radio Shack affair isn't exactly new news at this point -- Radio Shack alleged that T-Mobile "materially breached"  the terms of their agreement way back in February. No on...
06:20 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch HTC Warms Up To Settlement Talks With Apple
Perhaps it's a product of Schmidt's carefree attitude or maybe it's a little tinge of fear after their latest lost, but HTC now appears to be ready to negotiate with Apple. With a win on each side, se...
05:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch PowerReviews Spreads Consumer Reviews Between E-Commerce Sites
It's a simple law of e-commerce: the more consumer reviews there are on a product, the more sales will result. "As review numbers go up, conversions go up, and SEO traffic goes up," says Cathy Halliga...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Verizon Mistakenly Leaks Video Of The Touchscreen-Sporting BlackBerry Bold 9930
Mistakes happen. Sometimes they spur a round of seriously unwanted consequences, but every once in a while, a mistake pays off. Maybe not for the person who screwed up, which in this case would be som...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Watch Out, Netflix. Walmart Now Streaming Vudu Video On Demand On Walmart.com
Netflix just got some more competition. Walmart launched its video streaming service today and don't just write it off as a "me too" service. This is a serious offering. Walmart bought Vudu 18 months ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Canon's X Mark I Mouse Lite Is A Jack Of All Trades
All-in-one. That's my golden word. If you want to sell me something, make sure it can do ten completely random never-would-have-expected-it-to tasks, and I'm in. Three-in-one is only slightly less ent...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Twilio Client Lets Developers Integrate VoIP Calling Into Any Application
Twilio, the company that's on a mission to help developers bake telephony into their applications, is launching a new feature this morning that could well give rise to a slew of startups (or, at the v...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch LearnVest Debuts Its Female-Focused Mint.com To Help Women Manage Their Financial Accounts
On the heels of raising $19 million in new funding, personal finance site for women LearnVest is debuting a more feature-rich platform. LearnVest, which launched at TechCrunch50 in 2009, has a simple ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch ThinkNear Turns Mobile Banner Ads Into Local Offers (Raises $1.6 Million From IA And Google Ventures)
Last April, one of the strongest startups from TechStars's Demo Day in New York City was ThinkNear, which turns mobile ads into hyper-targeted daily deal offers for local merchants. The startup is of...
02:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Nodeable, The Twitter For Machines, Raises $2 Million From True Ventures
Nodeable, a startup building a cloud-based social platform for systems data, announced today that it has raised $2 million in series A financing, led by True Ventures. The startup will use this infusi...
02:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Android's Dirty Secret: Shipping Numbers Are Strong But Returns Are 30-40%
It's generally excepted that, on the aggregate, Android device sales will far outpace iOS sales year after year. However, there's a dirty little secret about Android devices that most manufacturers ar...
01:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch BuzzFeed Brings On HuffPost's Andy Wiedlin As Chief Revenue Officer
Huffington Post SVP of Sales Andy Wiedlin is moving on to BuzzFeed this week, joining the viral content-focused startup as Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to his position at HuffPost, Weidlin held down t...
01:13 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch All Is Right With The World: EBook Apps Back On The iPad
Yesterday's "Everybody panic!" is today's "Meh." B&N, Amazon, and Google Books have all taken pains to make it abundantly clear that you can only buy their ebooks from the e-store "through the Saf...
11:18 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch With v2.0, Assistly Brings A Simple Pricing Model, Rewards, And A Bit Of Free To Customer Service Software
Assistly, a cloud-based customer support platform, raised $3 million in funding in January of this year from Bullpen Capital, Index Ventures, Salesforce, as well as several other angels and VCs. Since...
08:56 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Gary Vaynerchuk, "~The Sommelier of Social Media', Partners With Consmr
If you're anything like me, this scenario may be somewhat familiar: You're standing in the aisle of your local supermarket, or Walgreens, and you're looking to buy a particular type of product, be it ...
06:43 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch After-Hours Blues: Netflix Stock Falls 10 Percent On Warnings Of Slower Growth
Tonight, it looks like Netflix is singing the after-hours blues. At the time of this writing, the company's stock has plummeted more than 28 points in after hours trading, a 10 percent overall drop. W...
06:30 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Zynga Partners With Tencent To Launch Localized Chinese Version Of CityVille
Zynga is furthering its presence in China with a new partnership with Chinese internet giant Tencent. As part of the deal, Zynga is launching a beta version of Zynga City, a new localized Chinese vers...
05:54 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Zaarly Security Glitch Exposes Private Messages, Phone Numbers
Another day, another startup security glitch.This time the startup affected is Zaarly, the service that lets you buy or sell anything with people nearby.A bug in a recent code push created a security ...
05:18 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch "Data Furnace"  Would Heat Homes While Flipping Bits
One byproduct of computing almost everybody has had to deal with at some time or another is the heat. Whether it's your Xbox overheating due to poor ventilation, your MacBook's fan roaring like a jet ...
05:01 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Spotted! Secret Ubers On The Streets Of Seattle
It's testament to the enthusiasm of the Uber fan base that we've gotten multiple tips this afternoon about the service being live in Seattle. Via a quick phone call with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, I've...
04:29 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Google On The Nortel Loss, Patents As Government-Granted Monopolies, And Plates Of Spaghetti
Back in early April,Kent Walker, Google's Senior Vice President & General Counsel, wrote a post on the Google blog titled "Patents and innovation". The reason behind the post was clear: Google was...
04:09 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Playstation Vita's Social And Online Modes Officially Detailed
We heard about the Playstation Vita's online capabilities long before we even knew its name, but the official details are just now solidifying. We knew it would have a net-connected staging area for e...
04:08 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Technology Is The New Smoking
We've all been there; You're at an outing or a dinner table with friends but itching to check your email or Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or Google Plus or Yammer or what ever digital hit of seroto...
02:37 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Netflix: 75 Percent Of New Customers Signing Up For Streaming-Only
In its first quarterly earnings since it announced plans to hike prices for DVD subscribers who also stream videos, Netflix tried to put the best face on its new decision. In a shareholder letter (PD...
02:37 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Netflix: 75 Percent Of New Customers Signing Up For Streaming-Only Plan
In its first quarterly earnings since it announced plans to hike prices for DVD subscribers who also stream videos, Netflix tried to put the best face on its new decision. In a shareholder letter (PD...
01:35 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Boot To Gecko: Mozilla's Open-Source, Mobile Answer To ChromeOS
Straight from the heart of the Mozilla's developer newsgroup comes news of an ambitious new project: a standalone, web-based operating system. If that concept sounds familiar, I've also just described...
12:35 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch Go FAQ Yourself With Philip Kaplan's FaqMe
Blippy and FuckedCompany.com founder Philip Kaplan is at it again with his whimsical and sometimes useful ADHD Labs experiments, this time launching FaqMe, a FAQing free service that helps webmasters ...
12:33 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2011
Techcrunch With Monetization And The Mainstream In Mind, Twitter Adds To Senior Management Team
While Twitter was busy last week making some quick, but big cuts in an attempt by Jack Dorsey to streamline the product side of things, this week they're doing the opposite "  at least on th...
11:11 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Releases Another Security Update With iOS 4.3.5
Apple's none too fond of nasty security flaws lurking about in iOS, and they're not above cracking out rapid-fire updates to prove it. Just 10 days after the release of iOS 4.3.4 (which existed almost...
10:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Hello! I'm Chris Velazco, and I'm TechCrunch's New Mobile Writer
Man, this place looks different.Before I get too lost poking around the new digs, I'd like to introduce myself -- my name is Chris Velazco, and I'm joining the TechCrunch staff as your new mobile writ...
10:36 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Party Over: Facebook Starts Blocking The Secret iPad App Trick
Well, it was fun while it lasted.Just last night, our own MG Siegler unveiled that Facebook's top secret iPad app was hiding in plain sight right within the publicly available iPhone app. All it took ...
10:36 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Party Over: Facebook Blocks The Secret iPad App Trick
Well, it was fun while it lasted.Just last night, our own MG Siegler unveiled that Facebook's top secret iPad app was hiding in plain sight right within the publicly available iPhone app. All it took ...
10:36 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Party Over: Facebook Blocks The Secret iPad App
Well, it was fun while it lasted.Just last night, our own MG Siegler unveiled that Facebook's top secret iPad app was hiding in plain sight right within the publicly available iPhone app. All it took ...
10:32 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Social Music Games Company MXP4 Opens LA Office Ahead Of Rollout
In April, Paris-based social music games company MXP4 released a new app - Bopler Games - that could transform the tunes of singers like Lily Allen into gaming music. Now, the company is opening an of...
10:24 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Geekatoo Looks To Overthrow Geek Squad (And Fix Your Computer For Cheap)
It's Monday morning. You groggily open your email inbox and come across a set of photos from a cousin you haven't spoken to in years. 'Summer Trip!!!', it's called. You double-click, shrug as nothing ...
10:12 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Give A $10 Fee And Secret Password And Bevvy Will Get You 50% Off Your Bar Tab
Los Angeles-based deals site Bevvy launches its permanent deals reservation system today, providing discounts for hardcore club types and casual happy hour attendees alike. With the new system Bevvy b...
10:12 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Give A Secret Password, Pay $10 And Bevvy Will Get You 50% Off Your Bar Tab
Los Angeles-based deals site Bevvy launches its permanent deals reservation system today, providing discounts for hardcore club types and casual happy hour attendees alike. With the new system Bevvy b...
09:41 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Summer NAMM Conference Gadget Recap
I descended upon Nashville's Summer NAMM conference/trade show with high hopes of finding a plethora of musically oriented gadgets to ease and augment the playing experience for ostensible and pro mus...
09:31 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Sprint Intros First Phones With New CDMA Push-To-Talk Support
For Sprint, maintaining their aging iDEN network is proving to be more of a headache than it's worth. Even though their Nextel Direct Connect service still has footholds in certain markets (constructi...
08:35 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch More Musical Chairs At AOL
Two years ago, Tim Armstrong replaced the ad chief he inherited, Greg Coleman, with one of his former Google lieutenants, Jeff Levick. The musical chairs still has not stopped. In a memo sent out to...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch SendTheTrend Allows You To Create A Curated Online Store of Accessories
Send the Trend, a recently launched e-commerce site that brings personalization to the world of fashion accessories, is launching a new way for shoppers to curate their favorite items and make money a...
08:27 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Why Honeycomb Needs To Ramp Up Its Marketing Mojo
Marcia Marcia Marcia! As it was in the Brady Bunch, so it is in real life. Like Marcia, the iPad is getting all the attention. Honeycomb tabs are living a life of obscurity, unable to get a footing in...
07:35 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Is M&A Increasing For European Startups? VC Frederic Court Says Yes" And No"
Zong, a company originally from Switzerland specializing in mobile payments. For the London-based VC fund Advent Venture Partners, this constitutes the third successful exit of the year. Frederic Cour...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch LinkedIn Debuts Embeddable Job Application Tool For Companies
In April, LinkedIn launched new customizable plug-ins, which are features from the professional social network that can be customized and embedded on websites with minimal effort. LinkedIn plug-ins la...
07:20 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Report: Amazon To Use Two-Finger Touchscreen To Keep Table Competitive With The iPad
Details about the Amazon tablet are slowly emerging as its supposed release draws closer. The latest news out of the Chinese manufacturing scene is that Amazon, like others, are opting for a low-cost ...
07:20 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Report: Amazon To Use Two-Finger Touchscreen To Keep Tablet Competitive With The iPad
Details about the Amazon tablet are slowly emerging as its supposed release draws closer. The latest news out of the Chinese manufacturing scene is that Amazon, like others, are opting for a low-cost ...
07:02 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch All AT&T Android Phones Released In 2011 Will Get Gingerbread
The HTC Status might be a sort-of-weird, kind-of-gimmicky (with its dedicated Facebook button and all) little piece of kit, but it's got at least one thing going for it: it's the only phone on AT&...
07:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch SamsungDive: Apple's "Find My iPhone"  Just Got A Rival
Back in the day, the worst part of losing a phone was re-inputting contact information and coughing up the dough for another handset. With today's smartphones, losing your phone is like losing everyth...
06:46 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch IBM On-Screen Keyboard Matches Your Hand Anatomy
An IBM patent points to an on-screen keyboard that matches the user's anatomy, changing to reflect each users "unique typing motion." The keyboard requires calibration in the form of various exercises...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Atomico, Conway, And Founders Fund Put $10 Million Into Quid; Max Levchin Joins Board
Quantitative analysis startup Quid is getting a major vote of confidence and $10 million in a seed round from a raft of serious investors. Niklas Zennstrom's Atomico Ventures, Ron Conway's SV Angel, ...
06:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch The Astroclip Is A iPhone 4 Clip For Astrophotography
Amateur stargazers and peeping toms, this one is for you. The AstroClip promises to mount an iPhone 4 to any telescope with a 1.25-inch eyepiece for easy astrophotography. An iPhone 4 simply snaps int...
06:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch The Astroclip Is An iPhone 4 Clip For Astrophotography
Amateur stargazers and peeping toms, this one is for you. The AstroClip promises to mount an iPhone 4 to any telescope with a 1.25-inch eyepiece for easy astrophotography. An iPhone 4 simply snaps int...
06:05 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Intuit Launches QuickBooks Mobile App For Android
Intuit, the same company that brought you QuickBooks accounting software, has today announced the QuickBooks Mobile app for Android. Now, small businesses that use QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Premier a...
06:04 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Gossamer Web Browser Runs On Your Graphing Calculator
I had a friend who once amazed me by writing a basketball game for the TI-81 graphing calculator. This, however, is an order of magnitude more impressive. Gossamer is a web browser for the TI-83+...
06:03 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Former Microsoft Exec Raises $20 Million For Motif, An Investment Vehicle For Ideas
Motif Investing, a new vehicle that allows you to invest in ideas, has raised $20 million in Series B financing led by Ignition Partners with participation from Norwest Venture Partners and Foundation...
05:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch One Book Every Entrepreneur and VC Should Own
tl;dr version:If you're an entrepreneur or VC or will be working in this industry -buy this. read it. live it. It's written by Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson. They know what they're talking about. It...
05:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch The HTC StatusSalsa Facebook Phone Lands In China As The HTC Weike Sina Weibo Phone
Facebook is the largest social networking site in, well, the world. But not in China. Facebook and Twitter are blocked by China's Great Firewall. The micro-blogging service Sina Weibo is the whip in C...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Goshi Debuts Hyperlocal, Mobile Marketplace
Goshi, a marketplace that aims to disrupt Craigslist by adding a local and mobile component to buying and selling items in your community, is debuting its service in Chicago today. Basically, Goshi's ...
04:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Samsung May Trounce Nokia Once And For All" Is Apple Next?
We've been saying for a while now that Samsung is primed and ready to dethrone Nokia from its nearly 15 year reign as the top smartphone maker in the world, and it would seem the moment is upon us. We...
04:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Qualcomm Buys Assets From GestureTek To Add Gesture Recognition Technology To Snapdragon
Qualcomm has bought certain technology assets from GestureTek, a well-known developer of gesture recognition technology. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.According to a release, Qualcomm i...
03:51 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Holga's TIM 3D Camera Stares Into Your Soul, Takes 3D Photos Of It
TIM is a new $60 camera kit from Holga that - get this - shoots in 3D and half-frame without digital technology! Groovy, right? It includes a detachable flash with color filters and uses something...
03:12 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Breaking: RIM "Streamlining"  Operations, Lays Off 2,000
In line with RIM's planned "cost optimization program," the company is moving a number of executives into positions of greater power and will lay off 2,000 of its estimated 19,000 person workforce. In...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Mobile App Development Startup Canvas Raises $1.2M From Motorola And Others
Canvas, which allows business to customize and publish data on mobile devices, has raised $1.2 million in Series B funding led by an investment from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. This brings the...
02:55 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch MSI WindPad Enjoy Sneaks Out Thanks To The FCC
What does MSI's new WindPad want you to do? Enjoy (but only a little) that's what! That's why their latest 10-inch Android device, the Enjoy, looks so underpowered.The device has just appeared on ...
02:23 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Ad Hoc Meet-Up In Warsaw This Friday
I've been Warsaw for a few weeks now (we come here every year, long story) and I thought it might be nice to explore the Polish/Central European start-up scene. To that end, we'll be holding an ad hoc...
01:51 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Goodbye, Fake Chinese Apple Stores
Bloomberg is reporting that the recently popularized Kunming-area fake Apple store is being investigated by Chinese authorities and it, along with another store, has been ordered to shut down.The owne...
01:13 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch CloudBees Zooms To $10.5 Million In Funding For "~Java-As-A-Platform'
CloudBees, a company that helps companies manage the lifecycle of Java application development and deployment in the cloud, has raised $10.5 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Lightspee...
12:48 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook's Secret iPad App Exposed [Pictures]
So, we just exposed the awesome secret that Facebook's iPad app is actually already out there, hidden inside of the iPhone app. Now it's time to show it to you.I've been playing with the app for much ...
12:35 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook's iPad App Is Hidden Inside Of Their iPhone App
There are things out there all around us that we often miss because we're just not looking. This is perhaps most true in the tech world, where thousands of secrets are out there in the wild, hidden in...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Gadgets Week In Review: Game Set-Up
Here are some of the past week’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: For The Geek Who Has Everything: A Gold-Plated Atari 2600 Microsoft Unveils The Kinect Star Wars Bundle, Trademark Droid Beeps Inc...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Healthcare Disruption: Providers Will Use HealthTech to Differentiate and Produce Better Outcomes (Part II)
Editor's note: This guest post was written by Dave Chase, the CEO of Avado.com, a health technology company that was a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist. Previously he was a management consultant for Accent...
11:49 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch iPad Book Apps Hobbled: Only Existing Account-Holders Can Use The Apps, Google Books Booted
At the beginning of the year, Apple said it wanted 30% of everything sold through the iPad platform. You could sell almost anything - books, downloadable content, magazines, pictures of kittens - but,...
10:24 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Sony Cybershot TX55 Shoots HD Video And 12-Megapixel Stills, At The Same Time
Although I've never been a huge fan of the Cybershot line, it's interesting to see how much tech Sony has been dumping into these things of late. For example, this $350 camera shoots full 1080i video ...
08:19 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Airbnb Bags $112 Million In Series B From Andreessen, DST And General Catalyst
The scrappy apartment sharing startup has just raised $112 million at a one billion plus valuation led by Andreessen Horowitz. We're hearing that the split is around 60 million from Andreessen, 40 mil...
07:57 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins Leads $37 Million Round In Realtime Traffic Data Company Inrix
Realtime car traffic data company Inrix has raised $37 million in series D funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers' Green Growth Fund and August Capital. This brings Inrix's funding to nea...
07:50 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Eying An IPO In The Next Year, LegalZoom Raises $66M From Kleiner Perkins And IVP
You may have heard of LegalZoom, which is basically an online service that helps people create their own legal documents. The site makes its relatively easy to do simple legal functions such as writin...
07:18 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Moves Into Its New Campus [Photos]
Just like it told us it would back in February, Facebook has started to move itsfirst group of employees into Building 10 of its new Menlo Park campus in the old Sun Building on the Bayfront Expresswa...
07:07 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Rebuttal: Make Room In the Bubble For Everyone
This weekend,TechCrunch ran a piece by Bindu Reddybemoaning the fact that when raising money as a CEO of a start-up, someone wanted to invest in her in part because she's a woman.Bindu stated: "H...
06:09 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Glitch Revealed Thumbnails & Descriptions Of Friends' Private Videos
Facebook's labyrinthine privacy controls have sprung another leak.This time it's their Videos feature, which lets users share brief clips with their friends and family (Videos launched back in 2007 an...
04:47 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2011
Techcrunch New iPad 2 Ad Highlights Versatility, Tries To Break Through To Doubters
Unveiled today, "We Will Always," the third iPad 2 commercial by TBWA takes the first two iPad 2 ads -- which emphasized device functionality over hardware specs -- one step further. Appealing directl...
11:48 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Techcrunch Google Plus Has A Problem. Fear Not: I Have A Solution
.Google Plus is terrific. I don't think it will ever be more than the Pepsi to Facebook's Coke, alas, but it's much slicker and better designed. It's too bad that the service has sacrificed a pile of ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Techcrunch The revolution will not be televised
Waking up, the news of Amy Winehouse chimed from Twitter and tormented the the G+ newbies. Last night on the iPhone, I couldn't figure out how to keep Spotify playing when I switched apps. But un...
08:40 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Techcrunch With A New Sense Of Purpose, Google's Market Cap Closes In On $200 Billion
Google's stock is reaching its highest value over the past six months, trading as high as $619.50 share On Friday, putting search giant just shy of a $200 billion market cap. In fact, Google's stock c...
07:37 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Techcrunch Chatroulette + Google Hangouts= PlusRoulette
Part of Google's new social platform Google+ includes a group video chat feature called Google Hangouts, which is great for group video chat and sharing. As my colleague MG Siegler wrote in his i...
06:26 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Techcrunch Closing The Redemption Loop In Local Commerce
When it comes to local commerce, the ultimate prize everyone is going after right now is how to close the redemption loop. The redemption loop starts when a consumer sees an ad or an offer for a loca...
08:18 am GMT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Techcrunch The Winklevosses Vs. Silicon Valley
The Winklevoss twins had their original case against Facebook dismissed yesterday, causing tech media to write another slew of "The Winklevosses' Case Against Facebook Is Over But Wait Actually It Isn...
06:45 am GMT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Techcrunch Lego Cased Computer Crunches Efficiently For A Good Cause
For many people, building with Legos brings back fond memories. For Mike Schropp, the memories are still being built. Schropp loves Legos, often incorporating them into technology. For his latest proj...
05:33 am GMT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Techcrunch Healthcare Disruption: Pharma 3.0 Will Drive Shift from Life Science to HealthTech Investing (Part I of III)
Editor's note: This guest post was written by Dave Chase, the CEO of Avado.com, a health technology company that was a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist. Previously he was a management consultant for Accent...
05:08 am GMT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft's Online Business For The Year: Over $2.5 Billion "Lost
Microsoft had one hell of a year. Their best ever, in fact, from a revenue perspective. They're no Apple, but hey, who is? Nearly $70 billion in revenue for what is primarily a software company is...
01:12 am GMT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Techcrunch Shocked By News Corp Phone Hacking Revelations? Please. [TCTV]
Rick: "How can you close me up? On what grounds?"Captain Renault: "I'm shocked - shocked! - to find that gambling is going on in here!"Croupier: "Your winnings, sir."Captain Renault: "Oh, than...
12:54 am GMT - Sun, July 24, 2011
Techcrunch OMGJK: Lion's Inverted Roar
No, the heat isn't playing tricks on you: it's time for another new episode of OMG/JK!In this episode we take a look at Mac OS X Lion, the latest release of Apple's operating system that introduces so...
09:05 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 7.23.11 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang "  Robert Scoble, Andrew Keen, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor "  convened for yet another G+ conversation. This one, however, was noted for its evenhandedness...
06:31 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch I Don't Want To Be A Diversity Candidate
Editor's note: Guest authorBindu Reddyis the CEO ofMyLikes, a word-of-mouth ad networkfunded by former Googlers.When we were raising our angel round, I had a phone conversation with a prominent Silico...
05:30 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch Rethinking Lists, Groups and Circles
Editor's note: Yoav Shoham is professor of computer science at Stanford University and co-founder of Katango, which organizes Facebook friends into groupsThe recent introduction of Google+ has be...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: High Chair
Here are some recent stories from TechCrunch Gadgets: Where Is My Magical NFC Phone Wallet? Doubts About Lytro's "Focus Later"  Camera For The Geek Who Has Everything: A Gold-Plated...
10:24 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch 7 Ways Twitter Could Be Winning Local
Editor's note: The following guest post is written by Victor Wong, the CEO of PaperG, a local advertising technology company.Conquering "local"  remains one of the largest opportunities...
08:41 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch Lulz? The "~Murdoch Leaks Project' Gets A Landing Page
Over the last week, there's been quite a bit of news swirling around Rupert Murdoch's empire, including, most recently, the now infamous LulzSec's pwnage of The Sun, News Corp's daily tabloid newspape...
07:51 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch Ouch: The Netflix Price Change Hangover
It's been pretty fascinating to watch Netflix's growth from a company that Blockbuster laughed at in 2000 (when Founder and CEO Reed Hastings and former CFO Barry McCarthy proposed to Blockbuster mana...
07:27 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch More Americans Are On Facebook Than Have A Passport
To celebrate the fact that my vacation during the last two weeks of August has been officially confirmed, I am posting the most massive infographic I have ever seen: "The Social Travel Revolution" bro...
06:33 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch VideoInbox, Another GoogleSlide Production, Brings Viral Videos To Your Inbox
We've come across the latest in Slide's series of projects developed within Google, VideoInbox--a combination daily newsletter/Facebook app that basically centers around the viewing, sharing and catal...
06:24 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch Obvious Already Ramping Up With Two New Founding Team Hires
Back in January of 2009, we noted that a "superstar team" was about to launch in the MMO space, with a startup called Ohai. A few weeks ago, Ohai was sold, as VentureBeat's Deak Takahashi first report...
05:36 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch Doubts About Lytro's "Focus Later"  Camera
I've been meaning to address this Lytro thing since it hit a few weeks ago. I wrote about omnifocus cameras as far back as 2008, and more recently in 2010, and while at the time I was more interested ...
04:53 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch How MySpace Tom May Have Inadvertently Triggered The GoogleFacebook War
Gotta love Tom Anderson. Newly reinvigorated by the launch of Google+, "MySpace Tom" has become a social power user (and regular TechCrunch contributor!). As a man at the forefront of the early d...
03:37 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch Google Acquires Facial Recognition Software Company PittPatt
Google has just acquired facial recognition software company PittPatt (Pittsburgh Pattern Recognition), according to an announcement on the startup's site. PittPatt, a project spawned from Carnegie Me...
03:09 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch Long Before Google+, Google Declared War On Facebook With OpenSocial
Google and Facebook are at war. We've known this for a while. Of course, neither side will admit to it, but they are. Winner takes the Internet.After months of Facebook owning Google in just about eve...
02:58 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch Festo's SmartBird Robot Flies Through The Air At TED
You may recall the SmartBird, a robot we saw back in March that mimics the flight of birds, flapping its wings like the real thing. The video we saw then was a bit too edited to get a feel for the bot...
02:21 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch Founder Office Hours With Chris Dixon And Josh Kopelman: Profitably
Today, we are trying a special edition of Founder Stories that we are calling Founder Office Hours. Inspired by Paul Graham's Office Hours onstage at our last Techcrunch Disrupt, we brought together ...
01:33 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch Enhanced eBooks: Valuable Sales Tool or Just a Gimmick? (TCTV)
New technologies usually allow for more. In the move from print media to the Web the "more" was comments, slideshows and of course rapid-fire content. In the move from VHS to DVDs the "more" was all s...
01:21 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch Leaked LG Roadmap Points To Five Android Smartphones And One Mango Fantasy
The only thing better than a leak is six leaks, which is exactly what we have for you today. Bundled nicely in the form of a 2011 LG Roadmap (discovered by PocketNow), five Android smartphones and one...
01:16 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch Porsche's Sport And Rennsport Bikes, For The Car-Loving Cyclist
We've already seen bikes from both Audi and McLaren in the last year, so I suppose it's no surprise to see competition from Porsche. The German sport car giant has actually had a bike for quite a whil...
01:05 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch Apple's iOS 5 Beta 4 Update Now Available, First To Be Released Over-The-Air
It's been just 11 days since Apple released Beta 3 of iOS 5 to developers, but a new Beta is already up in the air "  literally. iOS 5 Beta 4 has just gone live, and it appears to be the fir...
12:49 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch For The Geek Who Has Everything: A Gold-Plated Atari 2600
One thing most 30-something people in tech have in common is video gaming nostalgia. Generation X (and Generation i) can go on for hours discussing the merits of our favorite Nintendo games, our progr...
12:35 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On: Why Google Is Now A Social Company (TCTV)
It was a first. Yesterday, we were fortunate to welcome Google's two principle architects of Google+, Vic Gundotra (VP Social) and Bradley Horowitz (VP Product), to the TechcrunchTV studio in San...
12:21 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch I Had Cancer, A Social Network For Survivors And Supporters (Private Beta Invites)
Social networks for cancer patients and survivors are not new. There's the KnowCancer Community and Planet Cancer for younger survivors, for instance. Now there is I Had Cancer, a new resource for c...
12:21 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch I Had Cancer, A Social Network For Fighters, Survivors And Supporters (Private Beta Invites)
Social networks for cancer patients and survivors are not new. There's the KnowCancer Community and Planet Cancer for younger survivors, for instance. Now there is I Had Cancer, a new resource for c...
12:07 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch Qunar Baidu Deal Closes. How This Could Ripple Through Chinese Startups.
Chinese search giant Baidu's investment in Qunar officially closed this week, and the two teams are working on integrating Qunar's search results into Baidu's travel vertical now. I caught up with Qun...
12:05 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2011
Techcrunch Ticket To Ride: Uber Testing Reduced Pricing In San Francisco
Let's face it. While Uber is generally awesome and is on track to disrupt the taxi business, the service is still too expensive for many consumers to use on a regular basis. The company dropped its pr...
11:23 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Big Surprise! The iPad Trumps Android Tablets At The Office
Huge news! The iPad is trumping Android tablets in the enterprise! Actually this is rather small news and could probably be assumed by just about anyone who knows what they're talking about. Either wa...
10:52 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Y Combinator Taps Into Its Alumni Network, Announces Ad Innovation Conference
My, how Y Combinator has grown. It wasn't that long ago that the prestigious startup incubator had a dozen or so startups per batch. These days, class sizes are more like 60, and the alumni network is...
09:47 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Gallien Krueger MB 800 Ships Soon
While searching for music gadgets here at the Summer NAMM conference in Nashville TN, I was reminded of one of the bright stars that garnered "Best In Show"  rating from the winter vers...
09:13 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: 8 Seattle Facebook T-Shirts And An Amazon Kindle #TechCrunch
It's Friday and not only do we have 8 Seattle Space Needle Facebook t-shirts to give away, but we have one Amazon Kindle to give away as well!Earlier this month, you may have remembered hearing someth...
09:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Who Could Have Guessed: 3D Hurts Your Eyes
After experimenting on 24 adults, a research team at the University of California, Berkeley has determined that viewing content on a stereo 3D display hurts your eyes and your brain. The scientific te...
09:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Belkinz Feedaway Cardboard High Chair: Folds Flat, Throw It Way When Soiled
While I'm sure these are 100% safe, it's a little odd to see this wee one sitting in a Belkinz cardboard high chair that folds flat and is completely disposable if/when junior goes lateral on the mash...
08:50 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Mi-Look: Cell Phone For The Elderly, Pedometer And Mobile Alarm System In One
Kyocera did what a clever cell phone manufacturer whose home market has the oldest society in the world (over 20% of the Japanese people are 65 or older) has to do: it manufactured a cell phone specif...
08:41 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Spotify Ecosystem Grows As ShareMyPlaylists Secures Angel Funding
Any new US Spotify users will be busy creating playlists and sharing them with their friends. This is an awesome part of the service which is really the central point of why Spotify can become so addi...
08:37 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Memento Corruptionem: Sprout Watches Are Biodegradable
Centuries from now, archeologists will come upon a cache of these Sprout biodegradable watches and find only their movements, the thin wafers of silicon corroded into each other like the Antikythera m...
08:05 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Carl Icahn In Talks With Motorola About Its Massive Patent Portfolio
In the land of mobile, patents have never been more crucial. He with the most patents has the most power. Period. In the last few months alone we've seen Apple and Samsung duke it out, Apple and HTC t...
08:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Where Is My Magical NFC Phone Wallet?
According to Gartner Group report, there are 141.1 million mobile payment-ready devices in circulation and that the vast portion of the world's population (mostly in Asia) is actively using NFC and ot...
07:47 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Raboo: Panasonic Japan To Launch Android E-Book ReaderTablet (Video)
Two weeks ago, during an exhibition in Tokyo, Panasonic showcased an Android-based e-book reader/tablet hybrid without revealing too many details. Fast forward to today, and we have the complete spec ...
07:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch SparkBase's Paycloud Aims To Bring Loyalty Cards To Mobile Phones
There are plenty of companies that are trying to digitize the loyalty card space. Punchd, which was just acquired by Google, lets customers accrue digital versions of buy-10-get-1-free cards. PlacePop...
06:51 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch More Evidence There's No Bubble: VC Investments Were Flat in Q2
Dow Jones VentureSource released its second quarter numbers for the venture industry today, and there's a reason they're not dominating the headlines. They're pretty boring: Overall investors put $8 b...
06:39 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Activision CEO Spills The Beans: Guitar Hero Isn't Dead, Just Resting
As a barely 23-year-old, my deepest connection to most classic Rock songs is through a PlayStation game. My favorite PlayStation game. You may have heard of it — it's called Guitar Hero. So when...
06:28 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Out Of The Blue, Instacolor Forced To Change Name By The "True"  Color
Something of a black comedy involving white hot startup Color and still-green-behind-the-ears Instacolor. Red in the face, the developer behind the latter app, which combines the key functions of Inst...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch SkyGrid Brings Realtime News Aggregator To Android Tablets
SkyGrid, a startup that offers a powerful business news aggregator, is bringing its news reader to Android tablets today. The company previously launched Android, iPhone and iPad apps. ...
05:37 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Right Angle LCD Watch Tells The Time But Tells It Slant
This TokyoFlash concept watch looks like it might be great for motorcyclists and other folks who have their wrists at eye-level most of the day. The watch has a digital display that is almost unreadab...
05:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch T-Mobile's Motorola Defy Gets An AT&T-Bound Successor?
I've never really been a fan of anything "rugged"  — all that heft and rubber tends to push me in another direction. However, the Motorola Defy for T-Mobile did spark my interest ...
04:54 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch We&Co: These Are The People In Your Neighborhood (Bar, Coffee Shop, Etc.)
Are you friends with your local barkeep, barista, or leather salesman? We&Co is a way to let them know you care. This iPhone app, launched on July 15, allows businesses to register their emplo...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Android vs. iOS: The Heated Battle Over Mobile Advertising [Infographic]
With U.S. mobile ad revenues expected to hit $2.8 billion by 2015, according to BIA/Kelsey, it's becoming pretty clear that mobile advertising is growing like gangbusters. This is largely thanks to th...
03:42 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg Steps Down, COO Lowell McAdam Steps Up
The board of directors of Verizon Communications has promoted COO Lowell McAdam to president and CEO of the company. Ivan Seidenberg will step down from the CEO role at the end of this month, completi...
03:25 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch The Olympus PEN E-P3: Making Cameras Fun Again
Short VersionAs a long-time fan of Olympus' Micro 4/3s series of cameras, I came to the E-P3 expecting good things. I was not disappointed. The camera is like Mini Cooper or a Smart car: it gets you w...
03:25 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Social Gaming Startup Diversion Raises Funding From Eric Schmidt, Michael Eisner, Others
Diversion, a Los Angeles-based social gaming studio backed by Shawn Fanning and Michael Eisner - who are billed as 'founding advisors' - has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Google ch...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Turkish Private Shopping Site Trendyol Scores A Big Round From KPCB, Tiger Global
Our sources in Turkey (local tech blog Webrazzi) tell us Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Tiger Global have invested between $25 million and $30 million in private shopping site Trendyol. ...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Sony Pulls The Plug On 8MM Video
Sony is discontinuing yet another format: after killing the cassette Walkman last year and deciding to stop producing MiniDisc Walkmans just 2 weeks ago, the company today announced [JP] in Japan they...
12:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Boss Micro BR BR-80 Micro-recorder Brings All Its Instruments On The Bus
Back in the old days, if you wanted to record your Bruce-Springstein-esque yowlings in the comfort of your bedroom you had to use an old Tascam four track and slap down the music at a quality that was...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Pose
Here are recent Gadgets posts: Nine Things You Should Do After Installing OS X Lion Hey, Two New Cameras From Panasonic Microsoft Unveils The Kinect Star Wars Bundle, Trademark Droid Beeps Included Us...
11:41 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch The Variegation Of The Species: Fake Apple Stores Abound In China
fter the discovery of a fake Apple store in Kunming, China caught the blogosphere's attention, MICGadget ran down a selection of some of the more impressive fakes that have cropped up over the past fe...
11:23 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Amazing Charts: Apple's "Super-Seasonal Performance" 
Yes, Apple had a massive quarter. But just how masive? This chart from Asymco puts Apple's incredible revenue growth in perspective. Apple grew revenues by 82 percent last quarter, which is unp...
07:30 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Our Newest Employee: Techathew Cruncherin, Google+ Maven
Earlier today, Google started banning brands who had signed up for Google+ profiles when they weren't supposed to. Some were outraged by this, but the truth is that Google has said from the begin...
07:20 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Vic Gundotra On How Google+ Handled Brands: "It Was Probably A Mistake" 
After warning people about it for weeks, Google began enforcing its ban on all Google business profiles this morning, to much consternation from, well, businesses. Yes Google did warn people at the la...
07:00 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Nearbuy Nabs A Cool Million From Motorola Ventures, Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors, And More
Nearbuy Systems, the maker of indoor positioning solutions, announced today that it has raised $1 million in seed funding. The seed round was led by Motorola Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, and Metamo...
04:59 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Justin Bieber Takes A Picture Of Traffic, Instagram Usage Explodes
A few minutes ago, the Instagram team noticed their servers blowing up. What happened? Were they under attack? DDoS? No.Bieber happened.Yes, Justin Bieber just signed up for Instagram. And...
04:29 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Google Places Stops Stealing Reviews
Google Places looks different. It is cleaner, and there is a much bigger emphasis on user reviews and photos. And not just any reviews from all over the Web, but reviews written by Google users them...
04:01 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch If Microsoft's Yearly Revenue Is "Wow!" , Apple's Is "Holy Sh*t!" 
Earlier today, Microsoft reported their Q4 numbers. They were good "  a record for the quarter, even. And because it was the end of their fiscal year, Microsoft also stated their yearly numb...
03:47 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Ashton Kutcher And Madonna's Manager Invest In Tiny Berlin Startup. What Gives?
Not a lot is known about Amen, a stealth-mode startup out of Berlin. What we do know is that it's pretty hot and the talk of Berlin. A slect few have been been given access to its Beta and are coming ...
03:40 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Leaked Picture Of New Nikon Sensor Suggests Truly Small Mirrorless System
That Nikon and Canon both have mirrorless cameras solutions in the labs seems like a foregone conclusion. It would be silly for them not to at the very least be looking into it. But this is one of the...
03:31 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch The Winklevosses Do Not Like Being Called "~Assholes'
When asked yesterday at the Fortune Brainstorm tech conference whether the infamous scene in 'The Social Network' where he dismisses the Winkevoss twins' claim that Mark Zuckerberg broke the Harvard C...
03:06 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Android Market Now Supports Multiple APKs (Which Is More Important Than It Sounds)
Today Google announced that it's pushing a significant update to the developer-facing side of Android Market,and it's one that consumers will benefit from too: Android Market will now allow developers...
02:56 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Do Authors Dream of Electric Book Signings? Kindlegraph Hopes So
As ebook sales continue to trounce those of print books, and now with the demise of Borders, surely it's only a matter of days until someone -- probably a guest poster on this very blog -- declares th...
02:25 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Teardown Of New 13" MacBook Air Finds Almost No Differences From Old Model
The traditional "splaying of the device" has been performed successfully on the new MacBook Air by the teardown experts and hand models at iFixit. The most user-relevant finding appears to be that the...
02:13 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunched: News in 90 Seconds
It's time for TechCrunched, where we take some of the most popular stories running on TechCrunch and put them together for you in a quick video package. This week was a big one for Apple, with stellar...
02:04 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Android App Player For BlackBerry PlayBook Leaked Out In Beta Form
What is RIM's greatest obstacle? Honestly, it's a tough question to answer seeing that the Waterloo-based company hasn't had the best few months "  but if I had to pick just one issue, i...
01:59 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Federal Bureau Of Sisyphean Labors
-FBI deputy assistant director Steven Chabinsky...
01:46 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Nine Things You Should Do After Installing OS X Lion
Lion is here "  and as MG summed up in just 3,000 words, it's great.No operating system is perfect, though. At least, not for everyone, and especially not right out of the (non-existent) box...
01:05 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch The Netflix App (Unofficially) Arrives On Honeycomb Tablets, Here's How To Install It
Bow down to the power of the XDA Developers! It's now possible to get Netflix streaming on seemingly all Android devices without any hacking, rooting or general nonsense. This is counter to Netflix's ...
12:21 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch T-Mobile Employee Perk: Gingerbread G2Xs That Don't Have Narcolepsy
Remember that one time that you bought the T-Mobile G2x and it randomly restarted? And you were like, "Whoa, that's weird,"  and then it did it again! And again. And again. For thre...
12:12 am GMT - Fri, July 22, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Hits $17.37B In Revenue In Q4, $69.94B For The Year
Microsoftjust reportedits fourth quarter fiscal year 2011earnings today with yearly revenues at $69,94 billion, representing an increase of 12% from 2010. Operating income for the year was at $27.16 b...
11:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Etsy Shakeup: CTO Chad Dickerson Takes Over CEO Role From Founder Kalin As Visitor Growth Stalls
Today marked a bit of leadership shuffling at Etsy, the online marketplace to buy your local hipster a handmade good, as CTO Chad Dickerson takes over the reins as CEO from Rob Kalin. Etsy is Kalin's ...
11:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Yes, Google Chrome Built For OS X Lion Is Coming ""  But It Will Take Time
Like just about every other Mac user in the world, yesterday I upgraded my machines to OS X Lion. It's great. But perhaps the most annoying quirk is that Google Chrome, my browser of choice, isn't so ...
11:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Google And Facebook Spent Record Amounts On Lobbying In Q2 2011
It looks like both Google and Facebook spent record amounts on lobbying in the second quarter of 2011, as evidenced by the most recent disclosure reports filed in the U.S. Senate's lobbying database. ...
11:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch With 1 Billion Calls Under Their Belt, YouMail Surpasses 2 Million Users
Voicemail is terrible. And yet, even with far superior options at their fingertips (read: text messages. Hell, carrier pigeons are better. I've never heard of a shady news outlet hacking a celebrity's...
11:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Hey, Two New Cameras From Panasonic
Camera makers like to announce things randomly - no method at all. We might get ten in a night, or one a week for ten weeks. Sometimes they drop in twos, like these from Panasonic: a new super-zoom an...
10:44 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Google Tried To Buy Color For $200 Million. Color Said No.
If that headline looks familiar to you, you're probably remembering our story about Google offering to buy Path for $100+ million from earlier this year. Path turned that deal down. About the sam...
10:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch After Nortel Loss, Google Looks To InterDigital To Strengthen Patent Portfolio
Google is in some trouble. Eric Schmidt swears he hasn't a care in the world, but the truth of the matter is Apple has Android in its crosshairs, and that won't change until Google's patent portfolio ...
10:29 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Unveils The Kinect Star Wars Bundle, Trademark Droid Beeps Included
And I am C-3PO, human-cyborg relations. And this is my counterpart R2D2. We've clearly been pimped out by Master George again. It was probably R2's fault. That malfunctioning little twirp. I told him ...
10:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch PixelFish Raises $4 Million To Help Small Businesses Tap Into Web Video
PixelFish, the online video advertising solution for small businesses, announced today that it has closed a $4 million series C round of funding. The round was led by early-stage venture firm Bullpen ...
10:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch g++: Google Acquires Privacy-Centric Social Network "~Fridge'
When Google+ launched late last month, touting a heavy focus on privacy and making sure you're only sharing content with the people you mean to, my mind drifted back to a pair of startups that la...
09:57 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Live Webcast: The Google+ Team Answers Your Questions Thursday 5:45pm PT (TCTV)
One thing is for sure about Google+. Our readers sure do have a lot of questions about it. Yesterday, we invited you to submit questions for our TCTV interview with the two Googlers in charge o...
08:56 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Peel's Channel Surfing App Comes To Android Sans Support For Their Universal Remote Add-on
When I think about Peel (the channel surfing/TV show recommendation app originally for iOS, not the crazy Chinese case that turns your iPod Touch into a phone) "  I think of it as a sort of ...
08:56 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Peel's TV Show Recommendation App Comes To Android
When I think about Peel (the channel surfing/TV show recommendation app originally for iOS, not the crazy Chinese case that turns your iPod Touch into a phone) "  I think of it as a sort of ...
08:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Gartner: 141 Million Consumers Will Spend $86.1 Billion Using Mobile Payments In 2011
A few weeks ago, Juniper estimated that the transaction value of mobile payments for digital and physical goods, money transfers and NFC transactions will reach a whopping $670 billion by 2015, up fro...
08:24 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Earvin "~Magic' Johnson Joins Detroit VC Firm To Invest In Tech Startups
NBA legend Earvin 'Magic' Johnson this morning announced that he is joining and investing in Detroit Venture Partners, a VC firm that invests in seed and early-stage technology companies primarily loc...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Hitpost's New iPhone App Turns You Into A Sports Reporter
We've covered Hitpost, a nifty app that allows you to share pictures of sports events. The startup most recently added scores, news, and athlete tweets to go along with photos. And Hitpost's Android a...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Placecast Launches Self-Serve Version Of Location-Based Mobile Deals Platform ShopAlerts
Placecast's ShopAlerts service, which delivers retailer and merchant offers and discounts to consumers via their mobile phones, has been used by a number of high profile brands such as The North Face,...
07:46 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Western Digital Fits 1TB On Two Platters For The New Standard Size Scorpio Blue HDD
Western Digital is now shipping a new hard drive and you're going to love it. The Scorpio Blue is a 2.5-inch 5,400rpm drive that manages to store 1TB of data over just two platters.That means, unlike...
07:32 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Samsung Nexus S for AT&T To Hit Best Buy On July 24th For $99
Well, this is... interesting.It looks like AT&T customers are finally getting an easy, subsidized way to get a Samsung Nexus S that plays friendly with the right 3G frequencies: beginning on July ...
07:28 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Cloud Storage Company CX Raises $5M From Eric Schmidt And Others, Acquires FileDen
CX, acloudstorageandSaaSdatafilemanagementsystem, has raised $5 million in new funding from Eric Schmidt's Tomorrow Ventures and Hanna Capital. This brings the company's total funding to $10 million....
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Gets A Rather Early Price Cut From Verizon
Back in February when the Xperia Play was finally unveiled, there were quite a few people excited to see a gaming-centric phone headed to the States. And why not? Gaming continues to be one of the...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Mint Debuts New Bill Tracking And Reminder Feature
Intuit-owned Mint.com is debuting a new feature today that should make paying bills a little easier. Now Mint will offer users a formal bill tracking feature that allows users to track multiple bills ...
06:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Use Google+ For An Easy Home Surveillance System
Google+ is bringing people together. The video chat service is just so easy to set up with a click-and-go sort of system. It's so easy that, as a Lifehacker user pointed out, the Hangouts are per...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Yamgo TV Now Streaming Live TV To The HP TouchPad
HP TouchPads now have a bit video content thanks to the just-announced Yamgo app. Like the other mobile incarnations of this app, the webOS version streams live content from select networks directly t...
06:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch New York Times Still Treading Water With Digital Subcriptions
How is the New York Times doing with the new digital paywall it put up last March? We found out a few details today when the New York Times announced second quarter earnings. All together, the N...
05:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Twentieth Century Fox Hooks Up Android With Digital Copies Of Its Blu-ray Titles
Android fans have long been left out when it comes to watching movies on-the-go. Yes, I know, Netflix hooked up a few Android devices back in May, and then Hulu entered the mix in late June. Even stil...
05:43 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Get $100 Off The 64GB Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Before It's Even Out
I like this trend. The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is the latest non-iPad tablet to find deep discounts as soon as it's announced. Similar cuts were made to the TouchPad and other Honeycomb tablets shortly afte...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Esther Dyson On New Top-Level Domains: "There Are Huge Trademark Issues" 
Esther Dyson, who was the founding chairwoman of ICANN (among other things) doesn't like the new top-level domains that were recently approved by ICANN. These will allow new domains to be created for...
04:32 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Seven Minutes In Heaven With Battlefield 3 Multiplayer
You may as well block off the next 10 minutes or so of your life. The video showing a ton of previously unreleased Battlefield 3 multiplayer is 7:30, but you're going to need a few minutes to digest t...
04:29 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch As Nokia Reports "500 Million Loss, Will Apple Soon Deliver The Killer Blow?
So let's just take a step back. Nokia has been making mobile phones since the mid-1980s. It invented the category in 1996 with the Nokia 9000 Communicator. The first iPhone was released on June 29, 20...
01:47 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Casio CA-01C: 3D Feature Phone And Digital Camera Rolled Into One
Japan's mobile carriers are currently releasing a number of interesting handsets, which are all part of their summer 2011 line-up. While smartphones, the iPhone and Android in particular, are taking o...
12:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Quma: 3D Motion-Capture Figure For 3D CG Production (Video)
Japan-based SoftEther has developed a cool 3D motion-capture figure [JP] to create computer graphics and animations in 3D. Dubbed Quma, the human-like doll has a set of joints throughout its body, all...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Recovery
Here are some of yesterday’s posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: Hitachi Develops 4.5-Inch, Naked-Eye 3D LCD Screen With HD Resolution San Francisco Passes Law Requiring Radiation Warnings For Cell Pho...
11:28 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch This Moment Of Anxiety And Fear Will Pass
Apple couldn't get much bigger without selling oil, while the media industry has been reduced to dime-size buttons that show up on iPhone screens. ...
05:27 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Vostu Goes On The Offensive Against Zynga. This Will Get Uglier.
Zynga hit Brazilian gaming startup with a massive lawsuit last month, alleging that the company was copying Zynga's games so closely that they even inadvertently included the bugs. Today, Vostu respon...
05:26 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Jack Dorsey Cleaning House At Twitter: 4 Key Product Guys Are Out
Breaking news out of Twitter this afternoon, four key product managers have just been let go, we've learned. The move was led by Jack Dorsey and will see key product guys Kevin Cheng, Josh Elman, and ...
05:24 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Socialize Launches Social SDK To Let Developers Unleash Communities Hiding in Mobile Apps
In 2008, Daniel R. Odio, Sean Shadmand, and Isaac Mosquera founded a mobile app development startup called PointAbout. The team had their first big success with AppMakr, a service that makes it easy t...
05:09 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch And The Most Popular "~Damn You Auto Correct' Text Of All Time Is "
Just how popular is Damn You Auto Correct? Well since its launch last October the site has cumulatively received almost 300 million page views and, in celebration, has posted a list of the 15 most...
05:08 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Google Hires JustSpottedScoopler Team To Work On Google+
For the past two years, we've been tracking the team behind Scoopler. Originally a Y Combinator company that was one of the first startups in the "realtime search" space, they eventually pivoted last ...
03:58 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Unity Technologies Takes $12 Million For 3D Gaming Development, Looks To China For Big Growth
Game development startup Unity Technologies, founded in Copenhagen and currently headquartered in Silicon Valley, has raised a second round of financing - $12 million from Asian firms WestSummit Capit...
02:36 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Hitwise Estimates Google+ Got 1.8 Million Visits Last Week And Grew 283 Percent
We know that Google+ is growing like a weed, with more than 10 million registered users (some say close to 20 million now). Experian Hitwise takes a stab at estimating the early growth of Google...
02:28 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Google's Getting Harry Potter, But The Kindle Will Too
This morning Google made an announcement of magical significance: the Harry Potter eBooks, which are being released for the first time this October, will be available via its Google Books platform. Th...
01:42 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Lion's Internet Recovery Feature: The Past Meets The Future
Although you won't find any Apple users who will admit it, Macs do occasionally crash and fail, sometimes in spectacular ways. In my experience, while they have far fewer visible errors, the ones that...
01:30 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Heyzap Brings Location Awareness And Netflix-Style Recommendations To Mobile Games
Heyzap, the social discovery platform for mobile and online games, has been hard at work adding pieces to its mobile experience. The startup recently brought check-ins to its mobile platform, allowing...
01:14 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Google's '20 Percent Time' Will Survive The Death of Google Labs
Google announced this morning that it will be shutting down Google Labs, a platform that allowed users to interact and give feedback on experimental products produced by Googlers in their 20 Percent T...
12:32 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch Ask Your Question To The Googlers Behind The Google+ Project
Now is your chance to get your question asked directly to the two Googlers who run the Google+ project. Product VP Bradley Horowitz and Senior VP of Social Vic Gundotra will be in our TCTV studi...
12:28 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2011
Techcrunch eBay Beats The Street; Revenue Up 25 Percent To $2.8B; PayPal Posts First $1B Quarter
eBay just posted strong second quarter earnings, reporting that revenue for quarter ended June 30, 2011, increased 25 percent to $2.8 billion, compared to the same period of 2010. Non-GAAP net income ...
11:56 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch T-Mobile Revamps Unlimited Smartphone Plans
T-Mobile today announced that its unlimited smartphone plans are due for yet another makeover, which should offer cheaper options for post-paid smartphone customers. Unfortunately, the release was mis...
11:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch The 5 Honeycomb Features Currently Missing In Action
I'm currently wrapping up a review of the latest Honeycomb tablet, the Toshiba Thrive. Quick spoiler, it's one of my favorite Android tablets yet, but I still wouldn't buy it nor recommend it to anyon...
11:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Accel Furthers Online Payments Expertise With New EIR From iPay
Accel Partners has been making major investments in a number of online payments companies, including Wonga, e-payments company Yapstone, and most recently, online payments company Braintree. In fact, ...
10:55 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch CNN Claims 10 Million Mobile App Downloads Across All Devices
CNN offers a lot of mobile apps on a lot of devices. There is CNN for the iPhone, the iPad, Android, and even Nokia phones. There are even different apps for international news. All in all, CNN's m...
09:37 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Zillow IPO Shares Dropping Like A Rock
Well, that was fast. After opening at a sky-high $60 a share in its IPO today, 200 percent above where it was priced, the market is bringing Zillow back down to reality. The shares are already 45 pe...
08:54 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Notion Ink Weathers The Storm, Plans On Releasing The Adam 2 Android Tablet This December
CrunchGear, now known as TechCrunch Gadgets, has a long, storied relationship with the India-based Notion Ink. Long story short, we publicly doubted that they could produce a tablet of the quality the...
08:19 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Tango Takes $42 Million VC Round To The Bank And Its Mobile Video Calling To The PC
Mobile video calling app Tango is taking off, recently passing 17 million registered users in half the time it took Skype. It got that far with about $14 million in venture capital. Today, Tango ann...
08:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch San Francisco Passes Law Requiring Radiation Warnings For Cell Phones
"Cell phones cause cancer." "No they don't!" "Yes they do." "No they don't!"Back and forth it goes, like the world's slowest game of tennis. One study spends 6 months proving that cell phones turn you...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Social Photo Aggregator Pixable Adds Intelligent Video Discovery
Pixable, a startup that develops sleek social photo creation and categorization tools, is adding video discovery and sharing to its social photo aggregation app.Pixable's Photofeed a Facebook app and ...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Beat The GMAT Launches MBA Watch, A Social Network For MBAs
In April, 2005, Eric Bahn (a Stanford undergrad at the time) started Beat The Gmat as a blog about his efforts to study for the GMAT. It morphed into a general test-prep site attracting about 2 milli...
07:23 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Cloud-Based Game Streaming Service Gaikai Raises $30M From Qualcomm, NEA And Others
Game streaming company Gaikai has just announced a new $30 million round led by NEA, with Qualcomm, Benchmark Capital, Rustic Canyon and Intel Capital participating in the investment. This brings the...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch BackBlaze Presents Their Bare-Bones, $7348, 135TB Storage Pod For Backup On The Cheap
We covered BackBlaze's cloud-based backup system way back in 2008, when $5 for unlimited storage must have sounded like a Christmas presesnt. Since then the business has matured somewhat, but one thin...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch WePay Launches WePay Stores For Easy, Embeddable Storefronts
Back in March 2010, WePay launched to the public as a group-payments platform " one that makes it easy to coordinate things like fraternity dues and bills that you share with your roommates....
06:44 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Zillow Soars 200 Percent In First Trade With Over $1 Billion Valuation
Shares of real estate listings site Zillow began trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol 'Z' today, opening at $60 per share. This gives the company a whopping $1.6 billion valuation. Zillow priced its...
06:43 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch There And Back Again "" How Cvent's Founder Stood By His Company, For Better Or Bankruptcy
Back in the late 1990s, in addition to working 60 hours a week as an attorney, I started the Indian CEO High Tech Council and organized networking events for local tech CEOs in Washington, DC, that ha...
06:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Finally! Samsung Mobile Boss Promises Galaxy S II U.S. Launch In August
It seems those leaked shots of the Sprint-branded Samsung Galaxy S II were the real deal. Samsung's mobile boss Shin Jong-Kyun told Korean reporters that "we expect to release the Galaxy S II in the U...
06:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Thrutu Brings Phone Call Multitasking App To The iPhone
Mobile app startup Thrutu is bringing its in-call multitasking app to iPhone today. Thrutu's Android app, which was launched four months ago, has already seen 250,000 app downloads. Thrutu, which is a...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch D-Link And OpenDNS To Bring Parental Controls To Your Router
Today's kids have grown up in a world where the internet has always been around, Google has always been there to help, and having a smartphone is the norm. It only follows that they'd be super comfort...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch The Case for Yahoo to Buy Hulu
While Yahoo! remains the best positioned digital media company around, Wall Street remains unconvinced.Yahoo!'s revenues are not growing as fast as other online media companies (GOOG, AMZN, Facebook, ...
05:43 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Beepl Scores Seed Funding, Aims To Build A Better Q&A Mousetrap
Beepl, a startup that bills itself as an expertise platform and semantic technology company (with a straight face, no less!), has raised seed funding from Prague-based VC firm Credo Ventures. Beepl wa...
05:34 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon Lands CBS Licensing Deal To Stream TV Shows To Instant Video Offering
Amazon has just announced a deal with CBS to allow Amazon prime customers to stream television shows from CBS's library of content. Financial terms of the non-exclusive deal were not disclosed. Accord...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Venture for America Sends Entrepreneurial Talent To The Cities That Need It Most
It's no secret that there are a relatively small number of regions that most startups call home " namely Silicon Valley and, increasingly, NYC. And talented recent college grads (even those ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Lookout Opens Up API, Partners With Verizon To Analyze Mobile Security Threats On V Cast App Store
Lookout, a company that offers security services for a number of smartphones, is unveiling a new mobile API today, which automates mobile threat detection and analysis.For background, For background, ...
04:55 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch If Gogobot Hasn't Sucked You In Already, This New Flipboard-like Layout Will
Gogobot is a truly special startup. Beautifully designed and very useful are two things that are rarely found together, but Gogobot has both.We first covered them last year. But they didn't unveil the...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch The MacBook Is Dead. Long Live The (New) MacBook Air.
"At this point, I'm thinking Apple should just replace the standard MacBook with the Air."Yes, I just quoted myself. But I have a good reason. I wrote that on October 21 of last year, after one day of...
04:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch With OS X Lion, Apple Touches Upon The Next Decade Of The OS
Ten years ago, I was not a Mac user. I had never owned a Mac. I thought I probably would never own a Mac. I was a Windows guy all the way. Sure, Windows Me sucked, but Windows 95 and 98 were solid. An...
04:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch The New Apple Thunderbolt Display Is An IPS Monitor And Thunderbolt Hub
Big surprise here, eh? These new displays were leaked by Apple itself a few days back but the company finally made them public alongside the new MacBook Air, Mac Mini and OS X Lion. The most impor...
04:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Updates The Mac Mini: Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs, Thunderbolt, And Even A OS X Lion Server Model
Apple's Mac Mini was in need of a refresh in the worst way. The model that debuted last June was the same model sold up until today. The outer casing remains from the previous generation, but Apple fi...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook For Latinos Quepasa Buys myYearbook For $100 Million In Cash And Stock
Quepasa, the Facebook for Latinos has merged with social networking company myYearbook for $100 million, comprised of approximately $82 million in Quepasa common stock and approximately $18 million in...
04:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Sonos Announces Play:3 All-In-One HiFi Streaming Music Player
If you're looking for a high-class all-in-one streaming music system, Sonos has you covered. The company today announced the Play:3, a Sonos music player that gives the user access to Sonos' complete ...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Hitachi Develops 4.5-Inch, Naked-Eye 3D LCD Screen With HD Resolution
Hitachi announced [JP] a new mobile 3D screen today: the IPS-based LCD is sized at a respectable 4.5 inches, doesn't require glasses to view pictures in 3D and has 400 cd/m2 brightness in 2D mode and ...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Exclusive: Dotcom Era Survivor Cvent Raises $136 Million Round
Cvent, a major event management software company, last raised funding around the time the previous century ended. Today, the company will announce that it has raised funding for the second time in its...
03:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch TripIt Owner Concur Invests $5 Million In Flight Price Tracker Yapta
Travel and expense management company Concur, which earlier this year acquired TripIt and GlobalExchange, has invested $5 million in Yapta, a provider of airfare and hotel rate tracking services. The ...
03:14 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch German Social Game Maker wooga Battles The Bosses, Prepares To Bring Top Title To Mobile
When it comes to social games, Zynga is the undisputed king. But, when it comes to second place, it's not so easy to say -- the competition is stiff. Yet, today German social game developer Wooga has ...
03:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Dell To Buy Data Center Solutions Provider Force10 Networks
Dell this morning announced that it will be acquiring Force10 Networks, which specializes in data center networking solutions, to ramp up its enterprise offerings.Terms of the transaction, which is su...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Sony Unveils Their First PC-Less Blu-rayDVD Burner
Sony Japan announced [JP] the VBD-MA1 today, the company's first Blu-ray/DVD burner that doesn't necessarily require a computer to work. Users can plug in their video camera, for example, directly int...
02:44 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch What Are You Trying To Say YouTube Ad?!?
I keep trying to watch this infamous video of Wendi Murdoch trying to defend her mogul husband Rupert Murdoch from a protestor's pie attack at his testimony in front of British parliament yesterday bu...
01:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch IDG Ventures Pumps $3 Million Into Indian Mobile Ad Network Vserv
IDG Ventures India has invested $3 million in Vserv, which operates a mobile in-app advertising network in India. The company has developed an "App Ad-Wrapper" solution for J2ME Apps and is now extend...
01:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Google+ Now The Top Free App In The Apple App Store
After less than 24 hours of being live, the Google+ iPhone app has hit the number one free spot in the Apple app store, beating out "Draw 'n' Go: Awesomeness!" for the top slot.This is quite impr...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Deal Stats: The Big Players Still Control The Game, Mobile Is Up (Oh, And Animal Names Are In)
Today, at BIA/Kelsey's "Deals 3D" conference in San Francisco, Dan Visnick, VP of Marketing at The Dealmap, shared some insights into the current landscape of daily deals. Dealmap, a repository of dai...
11:24 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Google+ Now Lets You Upload Address Books From Outlook, Your Mac, And More
Googler Paul Linder just pointed out that there's now an option in Google+ for users to upload address books in order to find and invite more friends to join the company's brand new social networ...
10:58 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Lenovo Outs The ThinkPad Tablet, An Android Tablet You Might Actually Want
Last week I tuned into a press preview of today's Lenovo announcement. It was an online presentation so, you know, I went on and did other things while half listening. I was nearly ready to close the ...
10:50 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch The Wait Is Over: Viber Releases Android App, Boasts 12 Million Active Users
Viber, which lets iPhone users call and send messages to contacts over 3G and WiFi, free of charge, has been teasing its Android app for a while now. Last May, the VoIP startup finally released an And...
09:30 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins Doubles Down On FindTheBest
Santa Barbara and New York based FindTheBest has nearly doubled in size since February, so it's no wonder Kleiner Perkins is putting another bet down on the company. They invested $2 million last Dece...
09:19 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch SynapSense Raises $16 Million To Help Data Centers Save On Energy Bills
SynapSense, which provides solutions that help data centers and large corporations improve the energy efficiency of their infrastructure, has raised $16 million in Series C financing. The round was le...
07:56 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch The Primary Colors of Secondary Markets
I find myself conflicted about secondary markets. My cautionary side wonders how these private stock sales can potentially distort incentives within companies and artificially impact valuations. The l...
06:50 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Roku Launches New Media Streamers Complete With Motion Gaming Capabilities Perfect For Angry Birds
Roku just announced its fourth generation of media streamers and they're the best yet. They sport more features, an even smaller physical footprint, and the same Apple TV-killing price points as befor...
04:36 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Google Detecting Viruses From Its End, For At Least One Form Of Windows-Specific Malware
Google has just announced something pretty interesting, that it is using its own data to detect viruses, using Google Search to warn users if their computers are infected with a specific form of malwa...
04:36 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Google Now Detecting Viruses From Its End, For At Least One Form Of Windows-Specific Malware
Google has just announced something pretty interesting, that it is using its own data to detect viruses and will as of today be using Google Search results pages to warn users if their computers are i...
04:36 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Google Now Detecting Viruses, For At Least One Form Of Malware
Google has just announced something pretty interesting, that it is using its own data to detect viruses and will as of today be using Google Search results pages to warn users if their computers are i...
04:11 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch With $5 Million In Their Pockets, Ness Has Quietly Built A Subjective Search Engine
For the past 18 months, Ness Computing has been very quietly working on some new technology that they believe will be the next big thing in search. It's a new, highly personalized search engine that t...
03:33 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch The Key Subtle Notes From Apple's Earnings Call
When Apple announces their earnings, they typically do so with much pomp and circumstance. You get a superlative-laden press release, which in recent years have been more than backed up by massive num...
03:16 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Apple's Tim Cook: "China Was Very Key To Our Results." 
By all accounts, Apple's Q3 earnings report was spectacular, with the company bringing in a monumental $28.57 billion in revenue. When you break down that revenue into region -- Americas revenue: $10....
03:13 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Kickstarter Celebrates Its 10,000th Successful Project And $75M In Pledges
Crowd-funding website Kickstarter has put up an interesting retrospective post today in honor of their 10,000th successfully-funded project (an Ohio band putting together a 7" if you're curious). We w...
02:20 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Uber Calls TechCrunch's Bluff, Opens Actual Lemonade Stand
Not enough startups have a good sense of humor. We all know Groupon is one of them, and Uber is following suit. Rather than flame me for my snarky early morning comparison of Uber's immediate business...
02:05 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Apple's Tim Cook: The iPad Is Cannibalizing Some Mac Sales, But There Are "A Lot More Windows PCs To Cannibalize Than Macs" 
Apple just announced another stupendous quarter. Revenues were up 82 percent to $28.6 billion, it sold 20 million iPhones , but it also sold 9 million iPads. The iPad sales outpaced every other prod...
01:29 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Zillow Prices IPO At $20 Per Share, Now Valued At Nearly $540 Million
Real estate listings site Zillow has just priced its IPO at $20 per share, giving the company a $539 million valuation. Last week, the company upped the pricing of its IPO to $16 to $18 per share, fro...
01:14 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Shoots Past $400 A Share In After-Hours Trading
Yesterday we wrote that Apple had a very good chance of becoming the most valuable company in the world by this fall, as its stock hit a record $375 a share. Today, after record earnings results, the ...
01:12 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Mac OS X Lion Launches Tomorrow
Hot on the heels of Apple's stellar earnings release comes some more big news: the next version of its Mac operating system, OS X Lion, is coming tomorrow. The announcement was made (rather nonchalant...
12:53 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Smashes Through iPhone Sales Records Once Again, Sold 20.34M Last Quarter
Another quarter down, another 20.34 million iPhones sold. Straight off of their Q3 earning report, Apple is reporting a record number of iPhones sold yet again. For comparison, Apple pushed roughly 18...
12:53 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Smashes Through iPhone Sales Records Once Again, Sold 20.34M Last Quarter (As iPods Plummet)
Another quarter down, another 20.34 million iPhones sold. Straight off of their Q3 earning report, Apple is reporting a record number of iPhones sold yet again.For comparison: Apple pushed roughly 18....
12:47 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Kickstarter: Pen Type A, For The Minimalist Pen-Lover
I love me some writing implements. Not that I use them so much, but when I do use them, I don't want some greasy Bic and a piece of copy paper. If I'm going to use my hand to control a marking instrum...
12:40 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Destroys Q3 Earnings Estimates With Record Revenues, Profit, iPhone, And iPad Sales
Following Google's stellar earnings last week, Apple has today announced their own earnings for their Q3 period. As expected, they're good. Massively good.Apple set several new records last quarter in...
12:28 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Yahoo's Q2: Revenue Down 5 Percent To $1.08B; Net Income Up 11 Percent
Yahoo just reported second quarter earnings today. The company reported that GAAP revenue(excluding traffic acquisition costs) was $1.08 billion for the second quarter of 2011, a 5 percent decrease fr...
12:24 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Sony's Third Rube Goldberg Tablet-Promotion Device
We're definitely looking forward to Sony's S1 and S2 tablets, and while the proof is of course in the pudding, you'd have to be made of stone to not appreciate these great little videos (previously). ...
11:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch LaCie's Rugged Mini External Hard Drive Is Not Large
Let's say you're LaCie, manufacturer par excellence of mid-to-high-end external hard drives. Are you LaCie now? Good. And let's say you've put out a Rugged hard drive and a Rugged XL hard drive. W...
11:20 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Google+ iPhone App Pushes Out Speedy Update To Keeps Users From Spinning In Circles
Google pushed out its G+ iPhone app today a little bit too fast. It was buggy, crashed, and kept spinning in circles. In fact, it was so buggy that Google has already pushed out an update, whic...
10:53 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch UMPC Maker Viliv Rides Into The Sunset
Cousin to the likes of Archos and OQO, Viliv has been a part of the UMPC world for years. Unfortunately, that world is shrinking rapidly, and anyone relying solely on it is finding it increasingly har...
10:29 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch First Look: Rdio's iPad App Now Awaiting Apple's Approval, We Go Hands-On
In the all-you-can-eat music streaming battle between Spotify, Rdio, and MOG, the iPad is more or less untouched territory. Sure, they've all got iPhone apps which can be stretched to run at near-full...
09:39 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Announces The Explorer Touch Mouse, Available For Pre-Order Now
Sir Francis Drake. Ferdinand Magellan. Hernando Cortes. All of these wonderful explorers would have certainly chosen Microsoft's newly announced Explorer Touch Mouse had they lived past the age of mot...
09:20 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Intelligence Agencies Keep Getting Dumber
I'm in Mumbai. A few days ago, homemade bombs killed nineteen(1) people only blocks away from the Internet cafe in which I'm writing this, the latest in an eighteen-year string of terrorist attacks on...
08:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch 160-Year-Old American Express Out-Innovates Google and Groupon
This morning American Express is launching a new deals platform in partnership with Facebook that should make big waves in the payments and offers space.With the new platform, merchants will be able t...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Vroom! The BlueDrone Is An RC Car You Steer With Your Android Phone
Ever since I was a tyke, I've had a special lil' nook in my heart reserved for R/C cars. I'd rocket them off stairs. I'd build terrifyingly shoddy ramps out of LEGO blocks and cardboard. I'd repeatedl...
08:08 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Joy Factory's Zip Touch-n-go Charging Station Has Cute Dimples And Three Tails
Here's a weird, albeit kinda cool, little conductive charging pad. Created by the Joy Factory, the Zip Touch-n-go Multi-Charging station basically has three little "Zip tails"  that con...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Google+ iPhone App Now Live In The App Store (Screenshots)
Google+'s iPhone app is now live in the App Store, and you can download the free app here.From Google's description of the app, Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the rig...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch SV Angel, True Ventures And Others Put $1 Million Into Interest-Based Connections App One
19-year-old entrepreneur Cory Levy is trying to solve a problem. He believes that we miss millions of opportunities to meet like-minded people because we don't have any knowledge of the people around ...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Audiosocket's Music As A Service Allows Startups To Offer Licensed Music To Users
Audiosocket, an indie music licensing and technology company, is launching a new platform today called Music as a Service (MaaS), which gives developers a way to offer users the ability to license mus...
07:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Apple's Lion Creates Dilemma For Older Quicken Fans
Intuit's "Quicken 2007 for the Mac" users have a problem. The personal financial accounting software is not going to work under Lion, Apple's new OS 10.7, due to be released as early as Wednesday. I...
07:33 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Eric Schmidt On The HTC-Apple Brawl: "I'm Not Too Worried About This" 
It's looking like big brother Google is stepping in to help out HTC in its current patent battle with Apple. At a Google mobile conference in Tokyo, executive chariman Eric Schmidt seemed confident th...
07:22 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Intel Buys Semiconductor Company Fulcrum Microsystems
Intel has announced the acquisition of fabless semiconductor company Fulcrum Microsystems. Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2011, are not being disclose...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch New Robot Touch Sensor Paves The Way To More Lifelike Humanoids (Video)
Robots these days, especially humanoids, have one problem: it doesn't feel nice or life-like when you touch them. This is where an invention by Japanese robot startup Touchence comes in. Their so-call...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Domain Holdings Lands $2.9 Million, Launches Revamped Domain Development Platform
Exclusive - Domain Holdings, a domain development, marketing, and technology company based in Florida, has raised $2.9 million in funding from Valhalla Partners, WWC Capital, BrokersWeb founder and CE...
06:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Patent Lawsuit From RPost Could Spell Trouble For Adobe EchoSign
The ink on the acquisition agreement documents signed - perhaps electronically - by Adobe and e-signature technology company EchoSign hasn't even dried yet, and already dark clouds appear on the horiz...
06:50 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch The Peanut Gallery For Murdoch's Testimony Is On Twitter
News Corp's Rupert Murdoch and his son James Murdoch are facing the heat today during a British parliamentary inquiry over the illegal hacking of cell phones by News Corp.'s recently shuttered News of...
06:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Leaked Samsung Galaxy S II Shots Signal A Sprint Launch
Sprint has long had to battle against AT&T's iPhone, and when the Apple smartphone hit Verizon's shelves, we were all a bit worried about how big yellow would deal.The Nexus S 4G and HTC's Evo lin...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Nissan Adds New Features To The Leaf For 2012 Including A Higher Price
Consumers have spoken and Nissan has listened. The 2012 Nissan Leaf will now pack more standard features -- and a noticeably higher price. Starting July 25 the second model year Leaf will be available...
06:03 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Get Taxi Launching in London. This Is Way Beyond Uber.
You wanna bitch about valuations and call this a bubble? Go ahead. I, for one, love that a flood of we-can-do-anything enthusiasm fueled by seemingly infinite cheap venture capital is disrupting a...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Call For The Reinvention Of The Toilet, Offers $42 Million In Potty Grants
"In short, we need to reinvent the toilet." That's what Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Development Program, recently declared. She was speaking a...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter, Jobs, Democracy and The US Elections
I recently wrote a post about the open nature of Twitter and why I'm long on its future. I know it's easier to write "horse race" stories about who's signing up more users, raising more funding or who...
05:29 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Instant Instagram Photo Books, Courtesy Of Blurb
Blurb, a startup that lets you create customized books, is launching a new integration today that allows you to create professional-looking photo books of all of your Instagram photos. Blurb says the ...
05:25 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Sears Apologizes For iPad 2 Price Typo, Customers Unforgiving
Remember that one time (last Friday) when GSM On Sale made a huge boo-boo and posted a 16GB iPad 2 for $69 on the Sears.com Marketplace web site? That didn't go over so well for just about everyon...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch With Float, Scribd Hopes To Become The Netflix Of Reading
It's a big day for online document sharing and social reading site Scribd. Today at Fortune's Brianstorm conference, CEO Trip Adler will be revealing a major initiate that introduces a suite of new pr...
04:50 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch SupersonicAds Raises $4.3 Million From Greylock For Social In-Game Advertising
SupersonicAds, a startup founded by former executives of social video site Metacafe in 2010, has landed $4.2 million in financing in its first institutional funding round, which was led by Greylock Is...
04:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Anynod's Smart Cover Clone Pulled From Samsung Stores
Anynod's Smart Case hit the interwebs yesterday and caused more than a few people to call for Samsung's head. Why? Well, Samsung retail stores throughout Korea where selling the blatantrip-off of ...
04:13 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Autodesk Acquires Online Photo Editing Service Pixlr
Autodesk, maker of design, engineering and entertainment software, this morning announced that it has acquired online photo editing and sharing service Pixlr.Financial terms of the transaction were no...
03:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch JOOR Raises $2.25 Million For Private Online Fashion Marketplace
Exclusive - JOOR, a member-only online wholesale marketplace for contemporary fashion brands and boutiques, has raised $2.25 million in Series A funding in a round led by Battery Ventures with partici...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Live Gamer Buys GamerDNA And BrandPort To Add In-Game Ads To Monetization Platform
Live Gamer, an online marketplace for players to trade and buy video game virtual goods, is acquiring video game ad network GamerDNA and engagement advertising platform BrandPort to add advertising ca...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch With A Half Billion Pages Signed, DocuSign Launches Free Edition
Docusign, the cloud-based electronic signature platform, today announced that is has processed more than a half billion pages of "contracts, agreements and other legally binding documents", all as par...
01:53 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Komli Media Acquires Mobile Advertising Platform ZestADZ
Komli Media, a major digital media network operator in the Asian-Pacific region, this morning announced that it has acquired ZestADZ, a mobile advertising platform, expanding the suite of solutions it...
01:13 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Fujitsu Tech Lets You Send Apps To Users At Specific Times And Places
I am not really sure if there are that many use cases for a solution like this, but here we go: Fujitsu has developed a "platform technology" that makes it possible to push applications and data to de...
01:03 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Dentsu To "" Exclusively "" Sell Display Ads For Skype In Japan
Marketing and advertising giant Dentsu has inked a deal (PDF) with Skype to offer display ads in Japan. Under the terms of the agreement, Dentsu will serve as the exclusive display advertising partner...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: On The Green
Here are some of yesterday’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Golf Connection: Web-Connected Golf Simulator (Video) First Dark Knight Rises Trailer Hits The Web Kinect-Powered, Dueling "JediB...
11:42 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Redesign Fan Art (Yes, It Exists)
If a website gets a redesign, and nobody hates it, is it even on the Internet? It's been exactly a week since our redesign and the screams of agony from the tens of offended readers have finally d...
07:13 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch AmEx Links Up Facebook With Coupon-less Deals, And Lets Merchants Go Social
American Express is going all in on the daily deals business, striking a deal with Facebook that is similar to the one it already has with Foursquare. Through a new Facebook app called "Link, Like, L...
06:11 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Borders May Be Dead, But e-Reader Kobo Is Still Alive And Kicking
I am old enough to remember when going into a chain store like Borders and picking out books physically was something one did to save time. Plus, as any bookworm will tell you, rifling through booksto...
06:01 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Asking Twitter To Commit Suicide With A Google+ Dagger
Sometimes, it's easy for power users to get drunk on that power.I'm as guilty of this as anyone. When I constantly bitch that my Gmail account is SO DAMN SLOW, I forget that I also have a full 20 GB o...
03:13 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Inbox Overload Begone: Taskforce Exits Beta, Goes Pro With Paid Version
Email is an essential part of our daily communication, but it can also be a real pain in the ass. Or, going one step further, as my colleague MG Siegler recently put it, "email is the absolute devil"....
03:11 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch This Fall, Apple Has A Shot At Becoming The Most Valuable Company In The World
In January, we noted that Apple surged past an amazing $300 billion market cap, making them by far the most valuable tech company in the world. In fact, the valuation made them the second most valuabl...
02:55 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch CarabinerKey Is Part Carabiner, Part Key (Naturally)
You might remember the Split Ring Key, a clever twist on the keyring by designer Scott Amron that let you hang your keys on another key. The split-ring design, however, made it a chore to add and remo...
02:36 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch I Don't Think We'll Be Seeing These Galaxy Tab Smart Covers Stateside
While I'm not quite ready to lay charges of criminal nepotism at Samsung's feet, I do have to say that it seems a bit unwise, during high-stakes patent litigation, to lend their brand to such an incre...
02:20 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Clever Sense Launches Alfred: Personalized Local Recommendations With A Single Tap
Back in June I wrote about Clever Sense, a startup that's looking to take a different approach to restaurant and other local recommendations. Led by CEO Babak Pahlavan, the service has a strong emphas...
02:02 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Confirmed For July 27 Launch, July 19 Pre-Order
After some confusion, T-Mobile has taken to Facebook to give us an exact arrival date for the myTouch 4G Slide. We originally pegged the slider for a July 27 launch, and as luck (and leaks) would have...
01:43 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch LulzSec Hacks "~The Sun,' Redirects Homepage To Fake Murdoch Death Story
Looks like hacker group LulzSec is back in action, this time redirecting the homepage of the Murdoch owned The Sun to a fake story about Murdoch's death....
01:43 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch LulzSec Hacks Murdoch-Owned "~The Sun,' Redirects Homepage To @LulzSec Twitter Account
Looks like hacker group LulzSec is back in action, this time redirecting the homepage of the Murdoch-owned The Sun(https://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/) to a fake story about Murdoch's death located...
01:33 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Map Trends Show Mobile And App Growth Outpacing Browsers
Location-based services and increasing smartphone sales are leaving their mark on the mapping world: mobile-based map access is up significantly, while access from "stationary" points (i.e. desktop an...
01:03 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Nasty Lawsuit Between Radar Networks And A Very Upset Investor
There's a nasty, and very personal, lawsuit in progress between Radar Networks and a jilted investor, Kate Paley (daughter of CBS icon William Paley). The defendants include founder Nova Spivack, the ...
12:58 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch With NFLNBA Lockouts Continuing, Fanvibe Goes On Permanent Strike
It wasn't even a month ago when we broke the news that beRecruited would be acquiring former Y Combinator startup Fanvibe. At the time,Fanvibe'sVishwas Prabhakara, set to become the newCEO of beRecrui...
12:31 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch IBM Posts Q2 Revenue Of $26.7B With Net Income Up 8 Percent To $3.7B, Ups Outlook
IBM just released its second quarter earnings today. Big Blue reported $26.7 billion in revenue for the quarter which is up 15 percent (or up 5 percent adjusting for currency). Diluted earnings came i...
12:02 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2011
Techcrunch Will Asus's Kinect Clone End Up Like Its Wii Clone?
Asus has been working with Kinect co-creator PrimeSense to put together a PC-based version of Microsoft's hit depth-detecting game controller. The thought, I presume, was that PC gamers and hackers wo...
11:06 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Google Buys G.Co To Create An Official URL Shortcut For Google Products
Google joins Internet biggies Twitter (T.Co) , Overstock (O.co) and Amazon (A.Co, Z.Co and K.Co) today in taking over the G.Co domain name, buying the TLD in order to build the official URL shortcut f...
11:05 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Ticketmaster For BlackBerry Beta v2.0 Available Now For Beta Zone Members
If you're a member of BlackBerry Beta Zone, you should be happy to hear that Ticketmaster has just released the Ticketmaster for BlackBerry app in beta version 2.0. This means you can select the event...
10:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Kinect-Powered, Dueling "JediBot"  Created By Stanford Robotics Students
It's been a while since we've posted any interesting Kinect hacks. They were coming fast and furious for a while, but this is the first I've seen in a while that really makes me happy. Robotics studen...
10:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Cardagin Networks Grabs $4.25 Million For Mobile Loyalty Platform
Cardagin Networks, the creators of a mobile loyalty and advertising platform, announced today that it has raised a $4.25 million series A-1 round of funding. The round was led by private and angel inv...
09:44 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Capriza Raising $10.5 Million From Andreessen Horowitz To Bring Corporate IT To Mobile
A group of former Mercury Interactive executives are behind a new Israeli-based startup called Capriza, which is still in stealth mode. But the company is in the process of raising $10.5 million from...
09:14 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch First Dark Knight Rises Trailer Hits The Web
Warner Bros. Pictures just released the first trailer for the The Dark Night Rises on the movie's official Facebook page. The highly anticipated new Batman movie will be released in the US on July 20,...
09:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch iFixIt Tears Apart The Motorola Droid 3
The Motorola Droid 3 just hit the shelves four days ago, but that didn't stop the guys from iFixIt from doing what they do best: tearing out its innards and splaying them out for all to ogle. ...
09:03 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch What Are The 20 Most Expensive Keyword Categories In Google AdWords?
Google makes a heck of a lot of money from online advertising. In fact, 97 percent of Google's revenue, which totaled $33.3 billion in the past twelve months, comes from advertising.WordStream, a vent...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Contently Raises Seed Capital To Give Writers And Publishers An Alternative To Content Farms
Contently, a platform that connects brands with quality content and gives freelance writers the shot at a regular paycheck, announced today that it has closed a $335K debt round from Founder Collectiv...
07:41 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch CNN Joins TV Everywhere, Puts Live News Behind The Log-In Wall
CNN is now broadcasting live 24 hours a day online and on mobile apps for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. The live streams are available for both CNN proper and Headline News, but good luck finding...
07:37 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Samsung Epic 4G Doppelganger Spotted With Verizon Branding
Hey, look! It's the Samsung Epic 4G! Wait, no it's not. The Epic 4G is for Sprint... but that quite clearly says "Verizon"....
07:07 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Sequoia Leads $10 Million Investment In Dolphin, The Customizable Android Browser
The desktop browser wars are fiercer than ever, with Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and *cough* Internet Explorer all in a heated race for users (and new features). But there's a relatively new marke...
07:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Social Gaming Startup Lolapps Merges With Publisher 6Waves
Social gaming companies Lolapps and 6waves have agreed to merge operations to create a larger network of social gaming applications on Facebook and the web. Financial terms of the deal were not disclo...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Blackboard Buyer Providence Equity Acquires Personalized Online Learning Platform From PrepMe
Digital learning company Ascend Learning is acquiring PrepMe's adaptive learning platform and virtual classroom SaaS. Ascend is actually owned by Providence Equity Partners, which just acquired Blackb...
06:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Judge Rules: HTC Infringed On 2 Of Apple's Patents
The patent battle between HTC and Apple that had been so quiet for so long has really heated up in the past few weeks. Apple filed yet another ITC complaint against HTC just last week, and this week a...
05:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon Launches Kindle Textbook Rental Service, Allows Students To Store Notes In The Cloud
Amazon is now allowing students to rent textbooks on their Kindle and Kindle apps. The e-commerce giant is launching Kindle Textbook Rental today, which allows students can save up to 80% off textbook...
05:25 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Report: Fujitsu To Launch World's First Windows Mango Cell Phone In Japan Next Month
First, Fujitsu-Toshiba unveiled the world's first Symbian/Windows 7 dual boot cell phone in May, now this: Japanese business daily The Nikkei is reporting that the same company is ready to out the fir...
05:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Acer Plans Smartphone And Tablet Push Into China
After switching up its Touch Business Group chief back in April, Acer has decided to set up an office for its mobile products in China, to better take advantage of the country's growing smartphone and...
04:57 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Exent Launches GameTanium, An All-You-Can Eat Subscription Service For Android Games
Not all Android games are created equal. Whereas the buck-or-two entry fee might score you hours of fun and quality design with one game, you could just as easily end up bored, frustrated, and a buck ...
04:57 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Exent Launches GameTanium Mobile, An All-You-Can-Eat Subscription Service For Android Games
Not all Android games are created equal. Whereas the buck-or-two entry fee might score you hours of fun and quality design with one game, you could just as easily end up bored, frustrated, and a buck ...
04:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch InMobi Now Reaches 83 Million U.S. Consumers, Steals Millennial Media Exec
Mobile ad network operator InMobi says it has grown its US network to reach more than 83 million US mobile consumers through 6 billion monthly ad impressions, after launching in North America only a y...
04:36 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Golf Connection: Web-Connected Golf Simulator (Video)
Konami isn't just a video game maker. The company is also in the business of producing amusement machines (mainly for the Japanese market), and recently showcased its newest model: the aptly named Gol...
04:11 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Ruxum: Wall Street Level Security Comes To Bitcoin With New Exchange
You've probably by now heard about Bitcoin, the peer-to-peer digital currency based on Satoshi Nakamoto's infamous self-published essay, that is either a giant scam, a genius and innovative new fronti...
02:41 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Illogical? William Shatner Gets Booted From Google+
Actor and musician William Shatner has apparently had his Google+ account beamed up for "violating standards", according to a tweet posted earlier this morning. He who loves TechCrunch tweeted th...
02:41 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Illogical? William Shatner Gets Booted From Google+ (Update: He's Back)
Actor and musician William Shatner has apparently had his Google+ account beamed up for "violating standards", according to a tweet posted earlier this morning. He who loves TechCrunch tweeted th...
02:21 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Move Buys Interactive Profile Creation Tool SocialBios
Online real estate company Move this morning announced that it has acquired SocialBios, which is described as a social search startup although its offering reminds me more of services offered by the l...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Vokle Turns Its Video Conferencing Platform Up A Notch With Recording And Chapter-Style Playback
Vokle, a live video broadcasting platform, closed a round of seed funding in April, led by Tech Coast Angels, Sierra Angels, and a Grammy-nominated singer. As we wrote in April, the startup allows any...
01:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Aegis Invests $11 Million In Mobile Media Services Company TigerSpike
Marketing communications and market research group Aegis Media has pumped $11 million into 'personal media' technology solutions provider TigerSpike in exchange for a minority stake. TigerSpike's solu...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Destin: European VC Needs Revolution, Not Evolution
This is a guest post by Fred Destin, a Partner at Atlas Venture based out of Boston. Previously Destin was, for years, an active VC in Europe, working on DailyMotion, Seatwave, Zoopla and a number of ...
12:46 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Publicis Buys Social Media Agency Big Fuel
Publicis Groupe, one of the largest communications firms in the world, has acquired 51 percent of New York-based social media agency Big Fuel with an option to increase its participation to 100 percen...
12:21 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch BuyWithMe Acquires Card-Linked Loyalty Company Edhance
A PR rep tells us Groupon and LivingSocial challenger BuyWithMe has acquired Edhance, which operates one of the largest student rewards program in the United States. Terms of the deal, which will be a...
12:02 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Adobe Acquires Electronic Signature Startup EchoSign
Adobe this morning announced that it has acquired EchoSign, a provider of electronic signature solutions and signature automation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the founders as well as all...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Gadgets Week In Review: New Space
Here are some of the past week’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Bringing Down The Satellites: Stargazing App Adds 8,000 Man-made Objects USB-Powered Necktie Clip Cooler This Wild Machine "G...
10:59 am GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Why Can't You Search Google+ On Google+?
One of the most counter-intuitive details about Google's new social network is that you can't actually search for public posts from it. Instead you have to use the clunky workaround "Yoursearch site:p...
08:07 am GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Is Social In Google's DNA?
Editor's note: This guest post is written byTom Anderson, the former President, founder and first friend on MySpace. You can now find Tom onFacebook,Twitter, andGoogle+Google is an algorithm driv...
04:52 am GMT - Mon, July 18, 2011
Techcrunch Women's World Cup Soccer Final Scores New Twitter Record With 7,196 Tweets Per Second
After an epic run, the U.S. women's soccer team succumbed to Japan today in the final of the Women's World Cup tournament. And if you were paying attention to your Twitter stream today, you may have s...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Techcrunch Hadoop & Startups: Where Open Source Meets Business Data
This guest post was written by Kovas Boguta, Head of Analytics at Weebly. In 2009, Kovas wrote a guest postabout visualizing real-time social structures.A decade ago, the open-source LAMP (Linux, Apac...
06:45 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Techcrunch Redpoint Ventures: Making Money the Old Fashioned Way
Last week we broke the news of the impressive-but-not-jawdropping $200 million acquisition of Cloud.com by Citrix and the stellar year of returns that Redpoint Ventures is having. What makes Redpoint'...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Techcrunch Why TV Companies Couldn't Care Less About Original Online Video
Editor's note: The following guest post was written by Ashkan Karbasfrooshan, founder and CEO of WatchMojo.The rise and proliferation of cable grew the total pie for television, leaving networks with ...
11:22 am GMT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Techcrunch Zappedy Acquired By Groupon. What's Zappedy?
An anonymous tipster tells us Zappedy, a company that offered various technology products for local businesses, has been acquired by Groupon, information that turns out to be correct according to a me...
12:02 am GMT - Sun, July 17, 2011
Techcrunch Following Twitter
In honor of Twitter's fifth anniversary the folks at Visually have made the following graphic plotting out key milestones on it's path to 200 million tweets a day. Following Twitter, get it?...
11:15 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Techcrunch Zing! Larry Page Calls Out "~Competitors' (aka Facebook) For Lack Of Social Data Portability
At the end of yesterday's Google earnings call, CEO Larry Page made a very interesting comment about data portability, Google+, and competitors (aka Facebook). In the call, an analyst asked Page ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Techcrunch The Underground Promise Of Turntable.fm
One of the most prolific vinyl collections belongs to a DJ who only surfaces every now and then. And when he does, legions of fans wait on baited breath, desperate to taste the latest brew from Josh D...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On" Don't Steal This Book (TCTV)
"Steal this book," wrote Abbie Hoffman in 1970. So, today, why should we pay for our books - especially in a digital age where intellectual theft is both ubiquitous and pretty much risk free?Accor...
07:46 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Techcrunch A Tale Of Two Countries: The Growing Divide Between Silicon Valley And Unemployed America
Editor's note: Guest contributorJon Bischkeisa founder ofRG Labsand is an advisor toAltius Education,FatmindsandUdemy. You can follow [email protected] people who spend most of their days within a fe...
05:21 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Techcrunch A Groupon For Solar? [email protected] Offers Buildings Discounts For Going Green Together
Group buying is moving into the commercial clean energy space thanks to [email protected], a program designed by San Francisco's Department of the Environment to make solar panels more affordable for busines...
10:50 am GMT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Techcrunch Applifier Hits 100 Million Installs, Brings Social Game Discovery Bar To Mobile
Applifier, the cross-promotional network of social game publishers, announced today that it has delivered over 100 million game installs for free on Facebook. Launched in 2010, Applifier has set out o...
10:31 am GMT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Techcrunch Google+ Ad On Facebook Is Banned
What happens on Google+, stays on Google+. At least that's the way Facebook would like to see things. Web developer Michael Lee Johnson found that out the hard way. He was trolling for Go...
06:46 am GMT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Techcrunch Trimit Summarizes Emails, Blog Posts, And More With A Shake Of Your iPhone
Attention spans are short these days, and some might even say the Web isn't helping this phenomenon. Regardless, time is money, and people are ever-looking for more useful ways to maximize what time t...
04:53 am GMT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Techcrunch " On Twitter
Philosophically there is no more arbitrary milestone then the passage of time, each year we celebrate the passing of another year, see what I mean? That's why Twitter's second five-year anniversar...
02:42 am GMT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Techcrunch Google+: One Hell Of A Trojan Horse
There's no shortage of Google+ in the air these days. Overeager pundits and soothsayers are hoping to be among the most visible voices on the net saying which service or company it's going to top...
01:30 am GMT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Techcrunch Fighting Ticketmaster, The Edge Invests In Ticketing Startup
Ticket Text, the makers of Ticket ABC, a white label mobile ticketing solution, announced today that they have raised $350,000 in seed funding from The Edge, a.k.a. David Evans, or the guy who plays g...
01:03 am GMT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Techcrunch The Endless Bubble Debate: Kedrosky Vs. Wadhwa
With valuations for tech companies going through the roof from Facebook on down to Dropbox, the endless bubble debate sees no end. Paul Kedrosky and Vivek Wadhwa recently got into it on Bloomberg Wes...
12:31 am GMT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Techcrunch Just When You Thought It Was Safe: Skype Vulnerabilities Emerge
Silly hackers are always trying to ruin the Internet and they have found yet another target in the form of popular VOIP software Skype. According to the sweetest security report ever, linked from h-on...
12:05 am GMT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Techcrunch Whoops! Sears.com Accidentally Lists iPad 2 For $70
Anyone looking for a $69 16GB iPad 2? Apparently, some IT guy over at one of Sears' third-party resellers, GSM On Sale, had a bit of a face-palm moment: the site temporarily listed the iPad for $6...
12:05 am GMT - Sat, July 16, 2011
Techcrunch Whoops! Sears.com Accidentally Lists iPad 2 For $69
Anyone looking for a $69 16GB iPad 2? Apparently, some IT guy over at one of Sears' third-party resellers, GSM On Sale, had a bit of a face-palm moment: the site temporarily listed the iPad for $6...
11:52 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Rugged Pocket Cam Round-Up: Toshiba BW10, Samsung W200, Kodak Easyshare Sport And Playsport
Summer is here, and there's a good chance some of you are thinking of picking up something to document your vacations with. iPhones and point-and-shoots are all well and good, but if you want to take ...
11:46 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Leaks Thunderbolt LED Cinema Displays, Kills The Dream For A Redesigned Mac Pro
Apple is gearing up for a big back-to-school push as stated by several product codes that leaked the other day. As it turned out, one of the SKUs were not for a computer to a computer, but rather acco...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch CrowdStar And YouWeb Launch $10M StarFund For Mobile Social Game Development
Social gaming company CrowdStar is teaming up with the incubator which it was spawned from, YouWeb, to launch a $10 million venture fund, called the StarFund. The fund will make investments in promisi...
10:13 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Releases iOS 4.3.4, Patches Up The PDF Exploit JailbreakMe Method
Awesome: A shiny new iOS update has just been released! iOS 4.3.4 is now available on iTunes.Not so awesome: As far as I can tell, there's only one change here: Apple has fixed the PDF exploit that th...
10:04 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Naked In New York: An Exclusive, Embarrassing Extract From My New Book
Finally. After a string of Spotifyesque delays, my latest book - The Upgrade: A Cautionary Tale of a Life Without Reservations - is finally available in the US (Kindle! iBooks!). TechCrunch readers wi...
09:52 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Verizon: No, Our 4G LTE Phones Won't Work With AT&T's LTE Network
Verizon has a 4G LTE network. AT&T is building a 4G LTE network. They both use SIM cards.Surely, after all these years of running on vastly different network technologies (Verizon's CDMA vs AT&...
09:40 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On" A Super Sad True Love Story (TCTV)
America's most talented writers are discovering the electronic network. In "Super Sad True Love Story," Gary Shteyngart's best selling trip into the digital future, Shteyngart invents a darkly disturb...
09:28 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Motorola Xoom #TechCrunch
It's Friday and we have something special to give away. We have given away a few of these in the past year and we're excited to give our last one away today. This weekend, one lucky reader will win a ...
09:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Apple May Ask TSMC For Processing Chips Instead Of Samsung
About three weeks ago, rumors re-surfaced that Apple has plans to dump Samsung as a chip maker in the midst of the ongoing legal battle between the two phone makers. The rumor mill got over it though,...
09:08 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Groupon Amends S-1, But Key Numbers Still Missing
Groupon's amended S-1 IPO filing is out. The revised filing tamps down some of the enthusiastic tone of the original and highlights a number of risks, several of which werecovered in TechCrunch's in-d...
08:39 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Fujitsu Finally Fixes Japan Release Date For Their Windows Slider Tablet
Our sister blog Engadget is still doubting it, but it's been confirmed officially: in May, Fujitsu announced the LIFEBOOK TH40/D, a convertible Windows 7 tablet for the Japanese market that was to be ...
08:32 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch UJAM Gets A UI Overhaul As It Looks To Become The GarageBand of the Web
It's been some time since we heard from UJAM, the music startup that launched (and was runner-up) at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2010. The service launched in a private alpha last May, and quietly opened i...
08:04 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Snapeee: Asia's (Cuter) Answer To Instagram Hits 500,000 Users
One month ago, we recommended Instagram for people who were unsure about which mobile photo sharing service to use. But what if Instagram is cool but not cute enough for you? In that case, I can r...
08:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Socialcam Surpasses 1 Million Downloads, Now Lets Users Trim The Fat
Socialcam, the service from Justin.tv that's essentially an 'Instagram for Video', has passed a big milestone: since launching in March, they now have more than one million downloads on iOS devices (a...
07:43 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter: 1 Billion Items Delivered A Day Is Nice, Google+. We Do 350 Billion.
Yesterday, Google CEO Larry Page dropped some big Google+ numbers during his opening remarks for Google's earnings call. The biggest one sounded like Google+'s 10 million users were already ...
07:41 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter Saw 600K Signups Yesterday, It Took More Than 16 Months To Reach Its First 600K
Twitter is tweeting out milestones for its 5th birthday; So far we've got that there were 224 Tweets sent on July 15, 2006 (it's launch day) and that now users send that many Tweets in less than a ten...
07:36 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Crashing Your $100k Jetpack On Live TV Isn't The Best Advertisment
You already know what's going to happen here; I stated it in the headline. This guy, clearly excited to be on the local news, has the $100k Jetlev R200 waterjet pack strapped on and ready to go. Excep...
07:26 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch comScore: Video Viewing Sessions in U.S. Surpass 6 Billion For First Time
comScore is releasing more data that supports the growth in online video in the U.S. The research and analytics firm reports that in June, the U.S. Internet audience engaged in more than 6.2 billion v...
07:24 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Yelp Now Has 20 Million Reviews Under Its Belt
If you talk to Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, he always likes to point out how many reviews there are on Yelp. It's a point of pride and competitive differentiation. Even Google Places, which borrows l...
07:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch The Death Spiral Continues: RIM At Work On A Home Media Streamer
The latest news from the RIM rumor mill is that a media streamer is in the works. Codename Cyclone will pack the standard equipment of HDMI, WiFi, Netflix and is scheduled for a Fall release. Waterloo...
06:56 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch LG Announces Two New Android Gingerbread Phones: Optimus Pro, and Optimus Net
It seems like some time in the last 5 months or so, all of the major Android handset makers had the same idea: they, too, needed a BlackBerry-esque QWERTY candybar handset. It's as if RIM's self-fuele...
06:27 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Forget Clues, You Can Find The Google Games Logo (And More) In The Google+ Code
Shortly after Google+ was unveiled, Engadget got a tip from someone who dug deep into its source code and found verbal references to something called Google Games. A tipster of ours has now dug a...
06:08 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunched: News Highlights in 1:45
Lots of posts flew through the pages of TechCrunch this week. We've taken a few, packaged them together and put Erick behind the camera to quickly get you caught up on some of what you may have missed...
05:29 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Leaked Its Own Social Networking Secret, Then Swore It Was Accidental
Hot on the heels of all this Google+ madness, Microsoft has "unintentionally"  leaked its own social networking platform. Whether this is a grab at all the hype or a genuine mistak...
05:08 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch The Cisco Cius Enterprise Tablet Hitting Verizon Later This Summer
The Cisco Cius tablet is nearing release a full year after its announcement. The enterprise tablet is set to set the IT world a blaze this July 31 and Verizon will be one of the official retailers alo...
04:48 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Announces Volume Purchasing For Businesses
Not a huge deal for the average user, but Apple has just announced volume sales support for organizations who want to pick up a few dozen copies of a certain iOS app. The new system is fairly simple: ...
04:23 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Bringing Down The Satellites: Stargazing App Adds 8,000 Man-made Objects
Star Walk, an Astronomy guide, just released an update that includes over 8,000 manmade objects including navigation, weather, and "special interest" satellites. That means for $2.99 ($4.99 for iPad) ...
04:08 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Zillow Ups IPO Pricing To $16 To $18 Per Share With Nearly $500 Million Valuation
Real estate listings site Zillow has just upped the pricing of its IPO to $16 to $18 per share, from $12 to $14 per share. This new pricing gives Zillow a valuation of nearly $500 million ($485 millio...
03:43 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Japan Video Game Charts: Bestsellers In First Half Of 2011, This Week Topped By LA Noire
It's the middle of the year, and the Famitsu [JP], Japan's (and probably the world's) biggest video game magazine, decided it's a good time to release the top 10 of the best-selling video games in Jap...
03:21 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch The Odd, Dual-Screen gScreen Laptop Is Actually Shipping
A few years ago I met a stockbroker who was telling me that someone should make a laptop with two screens so he could trade while on vacation. While I was slightly disturbed by his dedication to capit...
03:17 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch SupportSpace Lands $12M For Remote Technical Support Services
SupportSpace, which helps companies provide remote technical support with a range of customer service solutions and a network of 'experts', has raised $12 million in funding from Gemini, BRM and Emerg...
02:50 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Case Study: How Piracy Destroys App Profits
The folks at GAMEized were proud. They had produced a great iOS soccer (football) game called FingerKicks, built it with full HD support, and waited with bated breath as soccer fans in country after c...
02:13 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Google News Badges? We Don't Need No Stinking Google News Badges
Whether you think gamification is the road that leads to a brighter future - or instead straight to the irreparable infantilization - of the Web, even the harshest of critics have to admit that there'...
01:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch iOS, RIM Mobile Ad Impressions Pick Up In Q2 As Android Growth Levels Off
The largest remaining independent mobile ad network Millennial Media has released its monthly report on data from the second quarter of 2011, and unlike last month's report, it looks like iOS and RIM ...
12:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Japan Earthquake Pushes Sony Ericsson To A Q2 Loss; Smartphones Account For 70 Percent Of Sales
Sony Ericsson released its quarterly earnings this morning, reporting a surprise loss for Q2 2011 and declining sales. The earthquake that hit Japan earlier this year has a lot to do with the slump, a...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Smart Home
Here are some of yesterday’s Gadgets stories: USB-Powered Necktie Clip Cooler Spotify Now On Sonos Sony Wading Back Into The E-Reader Fray With New Readers MIRAI SANZO: Japan Gets Android-Based ...
11:48 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch DoAT Quickly Adds Google+ Sharing From The iPhone In A Clever Way
When DoAT (aka [email protected]) launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in May, their unique take on search and mobile apps earned rave reviews. Unsurprisingly, they were selected by the judges to be a finalist. And they ...
05:21 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Nintendo DS Still Outselling 3DS Two To One
It's probably too much to expect that a more expensive new handheld would immediately unseat its predecessor, but I doubt Nintendo is too happy that consumers are buying twice as many DSes as 3DSes. A...
02:06 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch "Like A Toothbrush" : Larry Page Live-Google+'s His Own Earnings Call
Today, during the earnings call about Google's great Q2 2011 results, CEO Larry Page kicked things off. While this was technically his first full quarter as CEO, he got some flak during the last earni...
01:53 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Groupon Releases New S-1, Adds 11 Underwriters Including JP Morgan And Allen & Co.
Groupon has filed new S-1 for its IPO where its looking to raise at least $750 million. What's changed from the last one? Well according to Bloomberg's Emily Chang, the daily deals site has added ...
01:45 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Shelby.tv Raises $1.5 Million To Give You Personalized Channels Of Online Video
Just glancing at YouTube's growth numbers, it doesn't take a genius like me to figure out that people are spending more time watching video on the web "  and that online video is going to in...
01:43 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch It's Plick: Somebody Call Mattel And Get This Guy An Interview (Video)
What is it you ask? Plick (as in Programmable by clicking your fingers) is a set of connectable, interactive components that can be attached to ordinary objects and transform them into interactive...
01:29 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Larry Page On Android Patent Problems: "There Hasn't Been Any Slow Down" 
During the earnings call after Google announced their Q2 2011 earnings today, a question was asked about the patent issues surrounding Google right now. Specifically, Android is underassaultfrom Oracl...
01:24 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Sprint Slashes Nexus S 4G Price To $99.99 On-Contract
Fast, good, or cheap. Most of the time products can only manage to nab two of those three qualities, but with the recent price cut from Sprint it looks like Google's Nexus S 4G is pulling a hat trick....
01:17 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Google Android Now On 130M Total Devices, With 6B App Downloads
Today during Google's Second Quarter earnings call a lot of focus was put on the success of Google Android, which was put in Larry Page's successful consumer products category.How successful is Androi...
01:05 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Larry Page Views Google As Three Businesses
Google has just released its earnings statements for Larry Page's first quarter as CEO, to positive results, namely that Google set a revenue record at $9.03 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 201...
01:05 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Larry Page: "I Think About Our Products In Three Separate Categories" 
Google has just released its earnings statements for Larry Page's first quarter as CEO, to positive results, namely that Google set a revenue record at $9.03 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 201...
01:02 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Sony NEX-7 Prototype Shown In Leaked Picture
Sony's NEX series of mirrorless cameras has gotten fairly positive reviews, and it appears Sony thinks there's room at the top for a hotter model. The NEX-7 (big brother to the NEX-3 and NEX-5) appear...
12:43 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Larry Page On Google+: Over 10 Million Users, 1 Billion Items Being Shared Per Day
Google CEO Larry Page headlined Google's earnings call today and of course revealed some interesting statistics on Google's most recent product, Google+. Page said the new management structure he...
12:42 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Android Now Seeing 550,000 Activations Per Day
Fresh off the Google Q2 2011 Earnings Call, Larry Page has just disclosed that Android is now seeing 550,000 activations per day. That’s up from the 500,000 per day number Andy Rubin revealed in...
12:19 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch The Chrome Niko Is A Weather-Proof Camera Bag
Well-known bag maker Chrome has put out a new camera bag, called (for whatever reason) the Niko. It's a slightly strange creature, somewhere between a shoulder bag and a backpack, but it looks pretty ...
12:10 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch Google Back On Track In Q2, Beats The Street With Over $9 Billion In Revenue
Google has just released their Q2 2011 numbers, and after a slightly-off Q1, it looks like Q2 is right back on track for the search giant. They beat the number the Street was expecting across the boar...
12:06 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch ShowWX Projector Gets HDMI Option
I reviewed the ShowWX+ pico projector a while back and pronounced it admirably tiny but problematic image-wise. Whatever the case, though, more input options certainly can't hurt. They've added a...
12:02 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2011
Techcrunch More Tickets To Our 6th Annual Summer Party At August Capital Are On Sale Now
Our 6th annual summer August Capital Party is almost here! Today we are releasing our next set of 100 tickets. The August Capital Party will be held on the beautiful and sunny Sand Hill Road in Menlo ...
11:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Google Earnings Day! First, Enjoy The Full 2011 Stockholder's Meeting [Video]
In just about a half hour, Google will announce their Q2 2011 results. After that, at 1:30 PM PT, they'll do their usual Q&A. Thankfully this time, they're going back to YouTube to stream the thin...
11:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Spotify Has Some Celebrity Friends In High Places
Music service Spotify has finally crossed the pond; arriving in the U.S. this morning. The service offered a limited number of free invites, but you anyone can start using the service if they shell ou...
11:02 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Accidentally Confirms Mango Will Be "Windows Phone 7.5", Might Ship By September
Well, that just about puts an end to the greatest debate of our time: what will Microsoft call the Windows Phone Mango update once it actually starts shipping? Wait. Did I say "greatest" debate...
10:47 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Continues Slow But Steady Growth In US Laptop Market Share
While it would be nice for Apple to be able to say that they're suddenly dominating the laptop sector as much as the tablet sector, in fact things seem to be just puttering along as usual. Apple has s...
10:42 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Sean Parker On Spotify U.S. Launch: "The Realization Of A Dream" , "The Answer To Piracy" 
Most people now know Sean Parker's name from that Academy Award-winning film in which he's a main character. But long before that, his name was well known in the tech world, and especially music circl...
10:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Can Rdio Withstand The Spotify Assault? A Feature-By-Feature Look
Spotify is finally here in the US. It offers on-demand music for a relatively low price -- just like Rdio. There's several service levels including mobile listening and offline support -- just like Rd...
09:44 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch InVision: UX Prototyping Made Easy
This one is close to my heart. I built many an interactive prototype in my day and it usually consisted of opening Adobe Flash and then scheduling a considerable block of time for completion. To be cl...
09:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch On Voicefeed iOS App Lets You Customize Voicemail Greetings Based On Who's Calling
Most of you will agree when I say that one of the coolest features of Google+ is Circles, which lets you create groups of people to share specific things with, rather than sharing with everyone i...
09:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch BillGuard's "~Anti-Virus' For Bills And Credit Cards Is Now Completely Free For Users
When BillGuard presented their innovative service at TechCrunch Disrupt earlier this year, the startup received fairly positive feedback from the panel of judges, which included well-known investor Fr...
08:40 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Gresso Develops A $30,000 iPhone Mod For Those With More Money Than Taste
Maybe the ol' trustfund just kicked in. Maybe you've decided you too own a chunk of Facebook, and actually managed to get them to settle. Whatever the case, you're sitting on a fat pile of cash and ar...
08:27 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter Drives 4x as Much Traffic as You Think. Here's Why "
Editor's Note: This is a guest post by (@msuster) Mark Suster, a 2x entrepreneur, now VC atGRP Partners. Read more about Suster atBothsidesofthetableMost web publishers measure where their traffic is ...
08:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Getyoo Raises A "600,000 Seed Round For Interactive NFC Solutions
Exclusive - What is the deal with all these small Belgian startups suddenly developing severe international ambitions? Yesterday it was Wondergraphs, today it's Getyoo, a provider of NFC interacti...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Coming Soon: Tinychat's 12-Way Group Video Chat App For Facebook
Soon Facebook will be expanding its Chat product with video calling functionality, powered by Skype. It won't support group video calling, though, at least not at first, and we haven't heard anything ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Firespotter Labs Launches Nosh: A Food-Centric Instagram That'll Tell You What To Order
The cofounder of Google Voice is back for more. And he's hungry.Back in May we reported on Firespotter Labs, a new incubator started by GrandCentral cofounder and CEO Craig Walker (GrandCentral was ac...
06:32 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Esther Dyson Notes Google+ Has "The Advantage Of Following Facebook"  (TCTV)
Esther Dyson is the consummate early adopter. So I asked her recently what she thinks of Google+. In the video clip above, she gives her verdict. "They have the advantage of following Facebook...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch App Review: Nuance Dragon Go iOS App
Nuance has come out with the third in its Dragon series of applications, and each time the experience gets better and better. The latest app, Dragon Go, takes Nuance's voice recognition software to th...
05:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Hulu Plus Adds Streaming Support For Four More Android Devices
If you're one of the Internet's many denizens still shedding an oh-so-first-world-problem tear over Netflix's business strategy overhaul pricing changes, you're probably still looking for somewhere el...
05:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Spotify Now On Sonos
Not to flog a spotted horse, Spotify is now available on your Sonos devices. To add the service to your devices follow these instructions....
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Here's Spotify! The Music Streaming Service Officially Lands In The US
The wait is finally over! Spotify, Euroland's prized music service, just launched here in the States. This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise as the company warned sent over pre-announcements ye...
04:44 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Don't Have A Free Spotify Invite? Use Your Klout Perks
Music service Spotify has finally arrived in the U.S. In case you haven't heard, Spotify has made its free version invite-only, but you can access the music service now if you shell out $4.99-$9.99. I...
04:41 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Sony Wading Back Into The E-Reader Fray With New Readers
Sony has never had much luck with its e-readers. While they are, in many ways, superior to the Kindle and Nook but they've never taken off because of perceived inadequacies in book store access.Bloomb...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Apica Raises $2 Million To Expand To The U.S. And Make Your Web And Mobile Apps Speedier
It seems that it's a big day for Swedish businesses expanding into American markets. First, vaunted music service Spotify announced it will be (at great long last) launching this morning in the U.S. A...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Netflix Now Streaming To North American Nintendo 3DSs
Consider this a friendly reminding that Netflix is now available for download on your 3DS. The application is free and part of a new update that also brings several new games to the Nintendo eShop inc...
03:49 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Breath Bird: New Twitter Client Lets Handicapped Users Tweet With Their Breath
A Japanese company called TechFirm [JP] has just a released a very special (and free) Twitter client for the iPad in the App Store [iTunes, bilingual English and Japanese]: "Breath Bird" lets people w...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Drchrono Raises Funding To Bring Medical Records To The iPad
DrChrono, a company that brings electronic health records to the iPad, has raised $675,000 in seed fundig from General Catalyst, Charles River Ventures, 500 Startups, Gmail creator and FriendFeed cof...
02:53 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch VHT Acquires Dwellicious, A Social Bookmarking Service For Real Estate
It's not enough for pioneering social bookmarking site Delicious to get acquired (twice). No, VHT just had to go ahead and buy Dwellicious, an oddly named service that enables people to bookmark, tag ...
02:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch MIRAI SANZO: Japan Gets Android-Based Smart Home Robot
Sanyo Homes has announced [JP] the MIRAI SANZO for the Japanese market yesterday, a cute, Android-powered "communication robot". The little guy (22cm diameter) is part of an integrated smart home that...
02:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch The E-Note Is An Ultra-Simple Note-taking Tablet
The vision of an endless, always-on tablet that is designed for simple note-taking has always haunted me. Call it a Celestial Trapper Keeper, if you will. To be able to write on a screen and then pres...
02:14 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch What Cloud? Nimble Grabs $25 Million For Storage And Backup Boxes
The cloud is the future, we've all heard it said. Ballmer's all in, Jobs said it's all in the cloud, and Schmidt made it the centerpiece of Google's strategy in 2010. But we've also seen the danger of...
02:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch iPhone Camera + Classical Guitar = Wild Rolling Shutter Effects
This guitarist was messing around with his nylon string guitar and decided to drop his iPhone inside it to record the strings from the other side. As he played, he noticed that the strings seemed to v...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Electronic Growth
Here are some of yesterday’s Gadget stories: This Wild Machine "Grows"  Electronics New Heartbeats In-Ear Headphones Are The Gaga Version Of Dre's Beats Microsoft Ready To Take On...
01:53 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch WordWatch Raises $1.4 Million, Helps Companies Maximize Their AdWords Campaigns
Exclusive - WordWatch, which provides automated pay-per-click keyword bidding solutions to small businesses, has raised $1.4 million in Series A financing in a round led by Prague"based Credo Ven...
01:46 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch USB-Powered Necktie Clip Cooler
This is a bit silly, but OK. Tokyo-based accessory maker Thanko has developed a very special gadget that's supposed to help you fight the summer heat: a necktie clip [JP] that's attached to a mini fan...
11:45 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch MyFlickbooks: DIY Flickbooks Right From Your iPhone
MyFlickbooks is a Swiss company dedicated to converting 15 second videos shot on your iOS device into "high-quality" paper flickbooks. For about $20 you can have you flickbook sent anywhere in the wor...
08:33 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Crittercism Raises $1.2 Million From Kleiner Perkins And Google Ventures For App Support
Yesterday, at the MobileBeat Conference in San Francisco, Google Ventures Managing Partner and Co-founder of Android Rich Miner announced that Crittercism, a startup that provides support infrastructu...
07:35 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Stealthy Prism Skylabs Seeks To "Bring Physical Spaces Online" 
A couple weeks ago, a stealthy startup called Prism SkyLabs was formed in San Francisco. Already it's creating buzz among angel investors. It's site is not much more than a place holder right now wi...
06:01 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Leica Planning New Line Of EVIL Cameras For September Debut
Leica's CEO, Alfred Schopf, has abruptly and rather casually announced a new line of compact cameras being planned for a Photokina debut. The new system will have "at least" an APS-C sensor and will "...
05:53 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch A Reverse Priceline? SoBiz10 Tests Automated, Consumer-Driven Deals Service (With A Touch Of Charity)
I hope you're not getting tired of daily deals, because I've got more daily deal news for you, dear reader. Among the latest trends in the evolving daily deal model is the so-called "deal wallet" and ...
05:52 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Eric Schmidt On Google's Acquisition Strategy
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt sat down and talked to reporters at the Sun Valley conference in Idaho last week, dropping all sorts of science about Google +, Google China and whether or ...
05:47 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon's Tablet Is No Threat To Apple, It's A Huge Threat To Google
Last September, we got a tip from a source that Amazon was preparing a tablet that would run Google's Android operating system. The source was a good one "  they had also correctly called Am...
04:59 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Series A Whopper: Benchmark Invests $33M in New BI Company Domo
A new software as a service company Domo is formally launching tonight at a party in Salt Lake City. I have no idea how opulent or bare-bones this party will be, but theoretically the company would ha...
03:39 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Alternative Tablets: The Next Big Thing Or Dead On Arrival?
It's hard out there for a tablet. Not just because consumers aren't quite sure they want to buy in just yet, but because the shelves are so crowded that it's difficult to stand out. At CES this year, ...
03:03 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Spotify Will Launch In The US Tomorrow Morning (It's About Time)
After tons of speculation and harsh ribbing on our part, it looks like beloved digital music service Spotify will be available invite-only tomorrow morning in the US. The pricing is now set at $4.99 a...
02:45 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch InMobi: 78 Percent Of Mobile Ads In North America Are On Smartphones
Mobile ads in North America are reaching an inflection point. In the second quarter of 2011, 78 percent of total mobile ad impressions on ad network InMobi were on smartphones (as opposed to older fe...
02:41 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch InstaEarth Puts The World's Instagram Photos On The Map
Modea, a digital advertising agency focused on design and technology, claims not only to help its clients build their brands (and advertise) but also to "make and design things they would use themselv...
02:06 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Dual-Core, Android-Powered Motorola Photon 4G To Hit Sprint On July 31st At $200
Hey, look at that! Just a month after Sprint and Motorola announced the beastly, dual-core, Android-powered Photon with the uber-vague launch window of "sometime in Q3", they're back at the well with ...
01:30 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Ad.ly In Play As Social Sites Look For Celebrity Connections
Ad.ly is an advertising platform that pairs advertisers with celebrities. For $1,000 to $200,000, an advertiser can get one of a thousand celebrities to publish a sponsored message, usually on Twitter...
01:20 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch With T-Mobile Name ID, You'll Know Whose Call You're Ignoring
You know what's really annoying? Calls from numbers you don't have stored in your contacts. If you don't answer, you could end up missing out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, or getting some m...
01:12 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Hold Your Applause: Ovation Lets Your Live Audience Rate You In Real Time
Uh oh. Now you've done it. You've lost your audience. The crowd that was once hanging on your every word and gasping for breath between laughs is now sending back nothing but vacant stares. A few peop...
01:08 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Not So Crazy Rumor: Amazon To Release An Android Tablet And Two New Kindles This Fall
The fabled Amazon tablet: Oh how you tease us so. You come from the maker of the world's most beloved ereader and are said to run the versatile Android OS. (hopefully skinned, though) But there's just...
01:03 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch MotherKnows Raises $1.7 Million For Online Health Record Service For Parents
MotherKnows, an online health record service designed specifically for parents, has announced that it has raised $1.7 million in seed funding. The round was led by First Round Capital, with contributi...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Post PicPlz, Mixed Media Labs Makes Their Big Bet: App.net ""  About.me For Apps
Last week, we reported that Mixed Media Labs had spun off their initial project, PicPlz, to be able to work on their next big idea. Well, now we know that next big idea: App.net.The easiest way to thi...
12:57 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter For Android Now Supports Multiple Profiles, Push Notifications
Congrats Android owners, you now get to enjoy the same mobile Twitter features as us iPhone users have been reveling in for months! Yes as of today Twitter for Android supports multiple Twitter accoun...
11:54 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Google Getting Serious About Chrome Profiles, The Logged-In Experience
The meteoric rise of Google's Chrome web browser has a side effect that I think a lot of people are missing. It gives Google, which wants to continue to be the center of the web in the face of a huge ...
11:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Our Bane: The Rewriters
TechMeme’s Gabe Rivera writes an excellent and funny post about the very big difference between aggregators and rewriters. Worth the read....
11:27 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch New Heartbeats In-Ear Headphones Are The Gaga Version Of Dre's Beats
Have you been trying to figure out a new way to express your love for Lady Gaga? Have you considered spending more money? She likes that. And now she, Dr. Dre, and Monster want to give you a n...
11:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Ready To Take On Apple Stores With 75 More Retail Stores
Microsoft's clearly done testing the retail waters. It's ready to dive in head first according to COO Kevin Turner who recently showed attendees of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference the compa...
11:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Hosain Rahman on UP, Jawbone's First Non-Audio Product
Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman just got off stage at TED Global where he announced the company's first non-audio device, the UP. It's a lot like the fitbit, measuring your sleep patterns, eating habits and...
10:28 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch AI Demonstrates Natural Learning, Applies New Skills To Civilization
So we're teaching the computers how to advance their own interests via global warfare, now. Nice knowing you, fellow humans.Yes, researchers in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (...
09:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Eventbrite Could File To Go Public As Early As 2012
There's no doubt that online ticketing platform Eventbrite is growing like gangbusters. The platform is on track to sell $400 million worth of tickets this year, which is double the $207 million it di...
09:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch PayPal Announces Phone-To-Phone NFC Payment Support For Android
Slowly but surely, NFC (the tech that'll let us ditch our wallets in favor of paying for things with a Jedi-wave of our phones) is picking up steam. After years of floundering around in the US, NFC to...
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch BingHoo! Gains More Search Share In June
The combined search market share of Microsoft's Bing and Bing-powered Yahoo (AKA BingHoo!) keeps creeping up. The latest market share figures from comScore's qSearch service are out, and the combined ...
08:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Incase Expands Into Headphones And We Go Ears On
Incase, you know, the bag company is now the bag and headphone company thanks to their just-announced headphone line. This line pushes the company head first into the audio market and, after spending ...
08:37 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Is Stuck On The Windows Treadmill
Yesterday, Microsoft's Windows Phone president Andy Lees basically said that WinPho 7 (or any other version of Windows Phone) would not land on tablets any time soon. "We view the tablet as a PC," he ...
08:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Analyzing And Reporting Data Only Sounds Like A Boring Chore "" Wondergraphs Sexes It Up
Always a pleasure to find that there are innovative startups building really cool stuff in my own backyard. Meet Wondergraphs, a bootstrapped company that is building Web-based software that lets peop...
08:11 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Google Staffing Up On Patent Lawyers And Experts
It's no secret Google is searching for more patents to add to its portfolio. The search giant recently lost the bid for Nortel's 6,000 mobile and wireless patents to a consortium of tech companies inc...
08:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Twilio's Streamlined Shortcode API Now Open To All
The world of SMS and telephony is filled with logistical hurdles. San Francisco-based startupTwilio's goal is to make them a lot less daunting, by offering an API that lets developers send texts, plac...
07:35 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Redesign: The Early Reviews
Since we launched the new TechCrunch redesign, we've been receiving a lot of feedback from our readers. We even provided a handy copy-and-paste template for your reviews. Some love it, some really ha...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Virgin Mobile Confirms Price Changes, Will Drop BlackBerry Fees
Ah, last week "  you’re but a distant memory now. Remember that one time when we all hung out and broke the news that Virgin Mobile was shifting up their plan prices, as well as droppi...
07:14 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch This Wild Machine "Grows"  Electronics
HumansInvent has an interesting piece on a laboratory at Oxford University that can "grow" electronics using a process called Molecular Beam Epitaxy. The system, which uses devices straight out of Dr....
07:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Hands On With The Sony S1 And S2
It's official folks! That foldable dual-screen S2 tablet from Sony that we've been absolutely desperate to get our hands on is headed to AT&T. Of course, pricing and availability were missing from...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Location-Based Q&A Platform Localmind Raises $600K
Location-based Q&A platform and Robert Scoble's 2011 SXSW favorite pick Localmind has raised $600,000 in angel funding led by Granite Ventures with Real Ventures, iNovia Capital, Ian Sobieski, Pet...
06:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Licenses GeoVector Patents For AR Navigation, Digital Watermarks
GeoVector just announced a partnership with Microsoft to bring their patented AR technology to Windows devices. The company specializes in AR-based navigation and has a special "building recognition" ...
06:06 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Kindle 3G with Special Offers Sponsored By AT&T, Now Priced At $139
The Kindle 3G is now available for a lower price. That is if you don't mind seeing AT&T ads. Amazon and AT&T just announced that two have teamed up to offer the Kindle 3G for $139. That's a pr...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Initial Capital Launches to Invest in Seed Deals in Israel and Brazil
In February, we wrote about Lool Ventures a new Israeli seed fund looking to fill the country's surprising void for true seed-stage funding and mentorship. Today, another one is launching. It's called...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch RIM Promises Seven New BlackBerries This Year
RIM announced at a shareholder’s meeting that they would release seven new models this year including the Bold 9900, the 9860 and 9850. We could also expect a new Curve and a new (shudder) Torch...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Google AdSense Founder Raises Cash From Lerer Ventures And Others For Stealth Startup Scopely
Google AdSense co-founder Eytan Elbaz is announcing a round of funding from a group of all-star investors for his stealthy startup Scopely. Investors in the round (the amount of which was not disclose...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Dear Netflix, Thanks For The Customers! Signed, Redbox
Talk about backlash. I've yet to see one comment anywhere supporting Netflix's price hikes and for good reason. Netflix announced a new pricing scheme yesterday that effectively raised the price of a ...
05:29 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Acquires iPhone4.com And WhiteiPhone.com Domain Names
In our ongoing quest to keep track of which domain names Apple owns - and doesn't own - we picked this up over at Fusible: the Cupertino tech giant has apparently acquired the domains iPhone4.com and ...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon's Endless.com Debuts Free International Shipping To 50+ Countries
Endless.com, the shoe and accessories website built and launched by ecommerce juggernaut Amazon back in 2006, this morning announced free international shipping on orders of $100 or more and $10 shipp...
05:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Pinger To Bring Free Texting To Europe With The Help Of Gamification
Pinger's disruptive Textfree service is heading to Europe, and it's doing it with the help of hottest buzzword around: gamification.Pinger has managed to build a huge userbase in the United States by ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch eBay And Rubbermaid Put $6 Million In Order Fulfillment Company Shipwire
Shipwire, a company that offers retail businesses a service for order fulfillment, has received a strategic investment from e-commerce giant eBay and Newell Rubbermaid, the company behind the Calphalo...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch GENWI Launches iPad App Publishing Solution And Enhanced Mobile CMS
We first covered GENWI back in 2007, when the company was a social feed reader that allowed users to organize their content feeds by category and share with friends. GENWI has gone through several var...
04:58 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Atlassian's Bonfire Allows Developers To Quickly Test Applications For Bugs
Product development software company Atlassian is releasing a new offering today, called Bonfire, which allows developers to perform rapid-fire testing and reporting of web applications for bugs. Bonf...
04:57 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Is Sony Ditching Component Video On Future PS3 Models?
Component video's glory days are behind it. Sony might even be getting rid of it on future PS3 models. But, if this is true, it's likely more to do with the Blu-ray's restrictions than Sony's hatred o...
04:36 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Sony's 3D Experience Brings Free On Demand 3D Programming To Sony Bravia HDTVs
Sony has long been on the front lines of the 3D adaption battle. The latest release is a small, but still important part of the 3D ecosystem as it address the current lack of content. Plus it's free.S...
04:24 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch DJ Solutions Company Scratch Music Group Raises $3.3 Million
Music and technology company Scratch Music Group, which provides DJ services and operates a DJ and music production learning center co-developed with Jam Master Jay of Run DMC, has raised $3.3 million...
04:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Japanese Robot Talks Like A Human
We're one step closer to the Robocalypse: a research team at Japan's Kagawa University has developed a robot that's able to "speak" like a human being. While talking robots are not new by any means, t...
03:55 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Visually Launches To Automate The Making Of Infographics
The whiz kids behind Mint's infographics, Stewart Langille and Lee Sherman are today launching the first startup that solely focuses on mass producing infographics, Visually. Users who visit Visually ...
03:55 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Evernote Takes $50 million To Become The Anti-Zynga
A couple of weeks ago we wrote about Evernote's new rumored venture round. It was a big one, said one source, putting them in the billion dollar valuation club.Today they'll officially announce that d...
03:26 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Meet Mex-One, Mexico's First Humanoid Robot
Professor Eduardo Bayro-Corrochano from the Research and Advanced Studies Center of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico has achieved what no one before him achieved: he created Mexico's first...
02:40 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Sony Plans To Make Batteries For Electric Vehicles
There is probably no one left doubting that electric vehicles will be a huge market in the future, and now it seems that Sony is agreeing, too. The company yesterday announced it will start making lit...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Wine Rack Edition
Photonics Breakthrough Is Less Disruptive To Light Than Empty Space Printable Solar Cells Could Lead To A More Robust Energy Supply The Backpack Scooter Lets You Walk Then Ride Takabisha: Japan Gets W...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch 34% Of iPhone Owners Think Their Phone Is 4G
A Retrevo survey found that 34% of iPhone owners think the "4" in iPhone 4 stands for 4G. Admittedly, they could have been fooled by the previous 3G moniker, but still...Twenty-four percent of Blackbe...
12:28 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch The iHit iPhone Case Ineffectively Hides Your Stash
This Kickstarter project, while noble, seems to be slightly misguided. The case, designed for the iPhone 4, has a small side compartment for taking "various small goodies with you, such as vitamins an...
12:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft's Android Plan: Evil Genius Or Just Evil?
Buried in all the intrigue surrounding the Nortel patent auction was an interesting tidbit: Microsoft did not have to bid on the patents, but they did anyway. Why? As far as I can tell, it's one o...
11:48 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Google Voice Adds Spam Filter, Identifies "Problem"  Callers
As someone who hates phone calls in the first place, Google Voice has been a boon to my workflow. Calls go in and I rarely, if ever, check them. It's truly a marvelous invention.However, Google Voice ...
11:02 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Hitler Also Hates Our Redesign
People hate change. People also hate ugly things. It's up to you to decide what's motivating the torrent of redesign hate we've received since we decided to change our logo to the Minecraft helicopter...
10:58 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Sobees Debuts A More Social, Browser-Based Version Of News Aggregator NewsMix
Earlier this year, social media client Sobees launched NewsMix, an iPad app which presents news and content shared by your social circle in a magazine format on the device. It's similar in functionali...
09:55 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Unfriendly: Google Blocking Ex-Employee's "Social Circles"  Book (On Yeah, He Now Works At Facebook)
We've written about Paul Adamsa few times now. As a refresher, he's the guy who used to work at Google on user experience and made a popular presentation that suggested how Google could go after Faceb...
09:55 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Unfriendly: Google Blocking Ex-Employee's "Social Circles"  Book (Oh Yeah, He Now Works At Facebook)
We've written about Paul Adamsa few times now. As a refresher, he's the guy who used to work at Google on user experience and made a popular presentation that suggested how Google could go after Faceb...
08:31 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Badgeville Raises $12 Million, Celebrates With An Infographic
Badgeville founder and CEO Kris Duggan is one of those people that is so ridiculously upbeat and positive all the time that sometimes you just want to strangle him. No one has a right to be that happy...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch T-Mobile Amps Their "4G"  Network To 42Mbps in 56 New Regions, Still Has No 42Mbps-Compatible Phones
Oh man! I just realized: we've had this new layout for a whole day now, and we have yet to do one of our kind-of-but-not-really-trademark Good News, Bad News posts.You know what that means? IT'S I...
07:32 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Foursquare's New Deal Partnerships Are No Big Deal
Foursquare this morning announced distribution partnerships with daily deal providers LivingSocial, Gilt City, zozi, BuyWithMe and AT&T.Missing from the list are Groupon, Yelp and Google Offers.Wi...
05:12 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Photonics Breakthrough Is Less Disruptive To Light Than Empty Space
Research at Columbia Engineering School has yielded a material that is literally unlike any other known. Everything in the universe (that we can see) affects light one way or another. Slows it down, s...
04:59 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch GOTO Metrics Raises $3 Million, Relaunches As Zettaset, To Help Companies Manage Big Data
Mountain View-based GOTO Metrics announced today that it has closed a $3 million series A funding round. The round was led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and EPIC Ventures. DFJ Managing Director Andreas S...
03:56 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch "Your Logo Looks Like Tetris!"  No, Our Logo IS Tetris
So, what do you think of our redesign so far? Wait, don't answer that. You already have "  thousands of times. The most common refrain seems to be, "love the new site, hate the logo". Bu...
03:46 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Dropbox Raising Massive Round at a $5B-Plus Valuation
We've heard from multiple sources that Dropbox is finally moving on raising its next venture round and it's a whopper. They've had preliminary conversations with several investors, several solid offer...
03:15 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Play For iPhone Coming Tomorrow, AOL Pitches Me Over Instagram
Back in March, we noted that the mobile-first group inside of AOL was pushing forward with a pretty nice new music app called "Play". The timing was good, they released it just as SXSW was kicking off...
02:15 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Quick Hands-On With AT&T's 4G TouchPad
We may have already reviewed the TouchPad’s most elementary form, but last week we saw a leaked roadmap that has the 4G version coming out in August. AT&T had an event today where we got a q...
02:03 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Ruby Creator "Matz"  Matsumoto Joins Heroku As Chief Architect
In what must be an amazing day for the Heroku founders, the creator of Ruby, Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto has announced that he will be joining the former Y Combinator startup as Chief Architect of Ruby....
01:44 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Zaarly Brings Its Growing Peer-To-Peer Marketplace To Android
For those not yet familiar with the peer-to-peer mobile startup, they've had a whirlwind year thus far. Built at hackathons and startup weekends over the first few months of this year, Zaarly took fi...
01:44 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Zaarly Launches On Android
For those not yet familiar with the peer-to-peer mobile startup, they've had a whirlwind year thus far. Built at hackathons and startup weekends over the first few months of this year, Zaarly took fi...
01:26 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Nintendo Video Hits The 3DS Tomorrow (In Japan Only, Alas)
Nintendo is working hard at making its 3DS less of a “put in a cartridge, play a game” console, and more of an all-purpose gaming/media/social gadget. They’re awful slow at it, thoug...
01:20 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Digg Raises An Inside Venture Round
Digg has raised a new round of financing, we've confirmed. It's an inside round, meaning one or more existing investors put in the money. We've heard the amount raised was single digit millions, proba...
01:09 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch HP Touchpad Already Discounted At Best Buy, Amazon
Such is the life of a device. If you can't beat 'em, undercut them. That's just what's happening at Amazon and Best Buy who both are now selling the Touchpad under it's MSRP by a fair margin.The 16GB ...
12:53 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Android Market Gets An Overhaul: Videos, Books, And More Discovery Options
Good news for Android users: starting today, Google is rolling out a new version of Android Market to all handsets running Android 2.2 or higher (which makes up the vast majority of Android users). It...
12:18 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch EA Buys PopCap Games For As Much As $1.3B
As we initially reported a few weeks ago, EA has acquired PopCap Games. The acquisition price is $650 million plus $100 million stock and a multi-year earn-out. The total acquisition price is as much ...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, July 13, 2011
Techcrunch Precedent May Soon Be Set Regarding Your Right To Remain Encrypted
A court case in Colorado hinges on the ability of the prosecution to gain access to information on the defendant's laptop. That data is encrypted and only accessible to the owner. Unsurprisingly, they...
11:55 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Netflix Adjusts Pricing, Renting Those Plastic Discs Just Got More Expensive
Netflix is officially on an all-out assault on the DVD -- or so says their just-released pricing strategy. The new prices yell loud and clear that streaming is the future and you're going to pay (lite...
11:48 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Launches Free Mobile Apps On 2,500 Java Phones
With more than 250 million mobile users, Facebook knows that it has to be on every mobile phone in the planet to keep riding the social wave as the web becomes more mobile. And that means more than ju...
11:29 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Jawbone Raises $70M From JP Morgan
My, what big eyes you have Jawbone! It hasn't even been four months since the consumer electronics company closed its $49 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz and already it's making funding ne...
11:19 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch The Move Lets You Wear Your iPhone Sans Straps, Look Like Tony Stark
Three things come to mind when I look at the Move, a Kickstarter project that lets you attach an iPhone to your clothes without any sort of straps, velcro, or magnets:"We are the Borg. You will be ass...
11:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Cost-Per-Action Mobile Ad Network Moolah Media Debuts $3M Developer Fund And New Formats
Moolah Media, a recently launched mobile ad network that uses a cost-per-action and cost-per-lead model is launching a number of formats today and announcing a $3 million developer fund to give publis...
10:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Review: Razer Chimaera Wireless Headset
Short version: Looks good, sounds good, fits... okay. It's not for marathon gaming or all-day use, but the Chimaera is a solid headset for home gaming. Nothing out of the ordinary....
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Video: The Bicycle Wine Rack In Action
Remember the bike wine rack? The little leather sling that hung from your bike and solved one of the world's lasting conundrums? No? Here's our original post and the creator just dropped t...
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch YC-Funded Interstate Plots Your Development Progress On The Map
One of the key ingredients when it comes to building a solid software product is ensuring that your team of developers, project managers, and other key personnel are all on the same page. That need ha...
08:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Apple's Lawyers Used To Be Samsung's, And Samsung Doesn't Like It
Perhaps Apple is trying to pull a fast one, or maybe Samsung is grasping at straws, but either way: Samsung has requested that Apple's outside legal team be removed from the case, citing a conflict of...
08:03 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Kontagent Expands Beyond Facebook To Offer Analytics To Web And Mobile Apps
For the past few years, Kontagent, an fbFund winner and social analytics platform, has offered user analytics for developers of Facebook apps and games. Today, the company is moving beyond the social...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Y Combinator Alum MemSQL Raises $2.1 Million From Ashton Kutcher, SV Angel And More
MemSQL may not have the sexiest name or, as a database management software startup, live in the sexiest industry, but that doesn't mean it isn't appealing to investors. The Y Combinator Winter 2011 gr...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Evoz Lets You Monitor Your Babies From Anywhere In The World, Now In Open Beta
When I first wrote about Evoz's take on modern baby monitoring systems, many thought it was a hoax (which I suspect may have had something to do with the fact that I posted it on April Fools Day). But...
07:48 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Google+ Estimated To Surge Past 10 Million Users (Chart)
It's only been two weeks since the launch of Google+ , but already there are "millions" of users, according to chairman Eric Schmidt. Beyond that ballpark figure, Google has not disclosed any us...
07:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch AT&T Improves International Data Plans, But They Still Cost Way, Way Too Much
Traveling over seas? Bringing your phone?You've got at least two things to remember:Put a password on it, and take off all the personal stuff (read: those drunken nudie pics? Yeah, they sh...
07:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch MobileApps.com Wants To Be The Adsense For Mobile Apps
Many mobile app developers share a significant problem: getting their products discovered among the hundreds of thousands of apps i.e. the App Store or the Android Market currently boast. According to...
07:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch A Mid-Summer Trip To The Apple Rumor Mill
It's almost that time of year again, friends. New movies are terrible, kids are sucking down popsicles (those are mine!) and my office is like a moist toaster oven. It's nearly back to school time!Tha...
07:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Omek Raises $7 Million From Intel, Aims To Challenge Microsoft's Kinect
Exclusive - Omek Interactive, a provider of tools that enables companies to incorporate gesture recognition and full body tracking into their applications and devices, has secured $7 million in financ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Tandem Launches Mobile Incubator; Will Invest $200K In Each Startup
Tandem Entrepreneurs, an incubator and capital fund founded in 2007, invests both money and time in early-stage startups, but founders Doug Renert and Sunil Bhargava don't consider themselves VCs. Ins...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch IMDb Brings "~Everywhere App' To Android Tablets; Crosses 21M Mobile App Installs
Amazon's IMDb is launching a Honeycomb-optimized Android Tablet app today, adding to its existing native iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone 7 and Android apps. You can download the new app here. In total, IM...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Accel And Others Put $19M In Female-Focused Personal Finance Guide LearnVest
Exclusive-Personal finance site for women LearnVest has raised $19 million in Series B funding from Accel Partners and other existing investors including, Richmond Management, Rose Tech Ventures, Circ...
06:29 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Printable Solar Cells Could Lead To A More Robust Energy Supply
MIT professors Karen Gleason and Vladimir Bulovic, along with a team of students, have created a printed solar sell that can "print" solar cells onto paper or fabric, thereby allowing for foldable and...
05:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Kleiner-Backed Lockerz Acquires Social Sharing Platform AddToAny
Exclusive-Social commerce network Lockerz has acquired social sharing platform AddToAny. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. AddToAny, which has never raised any outside financing a...
05:53 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Thieves Make Off With Horde Of Leica Gear In Moscow
In what could amount to a very hefty haul, Moscow thieves took a sledge to metal security shutters and then a glass case to grab twenty items including a Leica Pro Set with three lenses. Interestingly...
05:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Ustream's New Android App Is A Sweet Addition To Honeycomb
If you've used an Android Honeycomb-equipped tablet for any length of time, you've probably run into a serious issue: there just aren't that many good applications that have been optimized for the tab...
05:26 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch The Backpack Scooter Lets You Walk Then Ride
This is the Bergmnch - the Mountain Monk - a scooter that folds into a backpack, thereby allowing the brave to ride down the hills the climb up at breakneck speed. There are no pedals - just a pair of...
05:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Nikon Goes Prime With The Micro NIKKOR 40mm f2.8G Lens
A prime lens should be in every shooter's bag and Nikon just announced a new 40mm DX kit. The f/2.8G lens should be perfect as a walk-around lens and weighs just nine ounces. Sure, it lacks zoom, but ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Accel Leads $6.5 Million Round In The DoubleClick For Mobile MoPub
MoPub, a mobile advertising startup founded by ex-AdMob and Google employees, has raised $6.5 million in new funding led by Accel Partners with participating from Harrison Metal Capital. Both firms in...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Accel Leads $6.5 Million Round In MoPub, The DoubleClick For Mobile
MoPub, a mobile advertising startup founded by ex-AdMob and Google employees, has raised $6.5 million in new funding led by Accel Partners with participating from Harrison Metal Capital. Both firms in...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Intellectual Ventures Sues Slew Of Firms, Including HP And Dell, Over Patent Infringement
Intellectual Ventures is (again) suing a host of companies, including HP, Dell, Acer, Logitech, Kingston Technology, Best Buy and Walmart, over patent infringement.The firm, which has amassed a huge t...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Intellectual Ventures Sues A Slew Of Firms, Including HP And Dell, Over Patent Infringement
Intellectual Ventures is (again) suing a host of companies, including HP, Dell, Acer, Logitech, Kingston Technology, Best Buy and Walmart, over patent infringement.The firm, which has amassed a huge t...
04:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch HTC Fires Back At Apple's New Legal Head
The patent tussle between HTC and Apple looks like its shaping up to be a doozy, as HTC has released a formal response to the matter. Meanwhile, Apple's legal team is facing the very recent loss of it...
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Pandora Crosses 100M Users, Seeing 36M Monthly Active Users
Pandora announced a significant redesign this morning, and paired with this announcement comes a number of user milestones for the music streaming and personalized radio service. The company now has 1...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Citrix Buys Cloud.com for More Than $200 Million; Redpoint Is on a Roll
TechCrunch has learned that Citrix Systems is buying Cloud.com for between $200 million and $250 million. The deal should be announced within the hour. Cloud.com gives companies their own private EC2-...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Hashable Turns Inward With A Quiet Redesign
Some people like to broadcast every moment of their lives, but when you are dealing with business contacts that tends to be more of a private activity. Mobile startup Hashable is learning that helpin...
04:25 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Home Security System Uses Radio Signals To Detect Intruders
Video and infra-red were yesterday: Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, the NICT, is working on a home security and monitoring system that's entirely based on radi...
04:24 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Palm: Not Waving But Drowning
I've been trying to maintain a bullish stance on Palm and WebOS and I'm still a big fan of the Touchpad. But with the loss of CEO Jon Rubinstein I wonder if HP ne Palm is serious about the platform an...
04:23 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Matt Grob Appointed As Qualcomm's CTO
Qualcomm has turned to its own ranks for its next executive vice president and Chief Technology Officer. Long-time employee and current senior vice president Matt Grob was just appointed to the post a...
04:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Vroom! Ignite Raises $7.5 Million For New Live Auto Racing Game
Online gaming company Ignite Game Technologies has raised $7.5 million in Series B financing from private investors in a round led by Steve Bellotti and Bill Budinger. The company raised a $3 million ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Dancing To The Drumbeat Of HTML5, New Pandora Is Brilliant, Beautiful
Perhaps you noticed that TechCrunch went through a bit of a redesign yesterday. Well, we're not the only ones undergoing a major facelift this summer. Another site you all know and love will soon look...
03:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Intel And Others Invest $2.6 Million In Mobile Entertainment Studio skyrockit
Mobile application developer skyrockit this morning announced that it has raised $2.6 million in new funding from Intel Capital with participation from Asuka DBJ Partners and former Linden Lab CEO Mar...
03:28 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Panasonic Toughbook CF-H2: Awful Tough
The Toughbook has always been a tough sell. It's always looked like a cross between a robot turd and the chest-plate for dirt-bike armor. It looks like they've improved this design considerably this t...
03:11 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Takabisha: Japan Gets World's Steepest Roller Coaster (Videos)
If you plan to travel to Japan soon and you're not among the faint of heart, you might want to visit the Fuji-Q Highland, an amusement park that just added a very special new attraction: the world's s...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Oh By The Way, CloudFlare Raised $20 Million Last November
It's a rare startup that closes a $20 million venture round and doesn't bother to mention it more more than half a year. But Cloudflare, the almost-winner of TechCrunch Disrupt: SF 2010, did just that...
02:53 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch PanAmp: A Clever iOS Music Player Replacement
It's surprising that PanAmp even exists, given Apple's penchant for refusing to allow apps that replicate current iOS functionality, but clearly someone at Big Cupertino let this app slide for a few g...
02:19 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Google Offers Beta Expanded From Portland To New York And The SF Bay Area
Following the debut of Google Offers, currently in beta, in Portland last month, Google is today launching deals for New York and the San Francisco Bay Area.Also starting later today, you can purchase...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Fitview Gives Personal Trainers A Comprehensive Fitness And Coaching Platform
A new startup is launching today in the fitness tech space that aim to help personal trainers better connect with their clients and the general public. Fitview is launching as a comprehensive SaaS for...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Personalized Training Platform Gain Fitness Launches iPhone App
Gain Fitness, a startup that creates personalized workouts based on certified trainers' expertise, is launching an iPhone app today to allows fitness enthusiasts to access programs on the go. Founded ...
01:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Warmth Edition
BioLite Stove Charges Your Phone While Cooking Your Dinner Red Bull Creation Spawns Wheelie Mobile, Spinning See-Saw, And Other Crazy Contraptions Technicolor LED-TV Dreamcoat Is Fantastic But Somewha...
12:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Ad Serving Technology Startup Adzerk Secures $650,000
Adzerk is in the midst of closing a $650,000 seed round from a mix of institutional and angel investors to build a "next generation" ad serving platform that includes features like real-time reporting...
11:32 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch New iOS Gestures Point To Death Of The Physical Button
Even as purists complain about the rise of the capacitive i.e. "invisible" button, it seems Apple may me making steps to remove them in further updates to iOS. Alongside the ability to drop apps anywh...
10:59 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Copygram Lets You Download All Your Instagram Photos
Like similar service Instaport, Copygram allows you to easily download all your Instagram photos into one .zip file. In addition the service provides a web interface for the popular photo-sharing app ...
08:03 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Kleiner-Backed Katango Organizes Your Facebook Friends Into Groups For You
Perhaps there's something to these friend circle/list/groups after all.As you've doubtless heard by now, Google recently launched a social network that revolves around one core idea: people want to sh...
07:56 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch The iPad Was Built For Something Like StumbleUpon, Now They Have A Worthy App
Since its inception, StumbleUpon has always been one of the most perfect lean-back apps. Long before anyone even used that term, the StumbleUpon toolbar took various pages on the web and allowed you t...
07:24 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Technicolor LED-TV Dreamcoat Is Fantastic But Somewhat Impractical
This brave fellow plans on wearing this thing at Burning Man, which you may know is in the desert. I can’t think of anything I’d like to be wearing less than a full-on labcoat loaded down ...
05:59 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch The TechCrunch Redesign: A Copy-And-Paste Hatemail Template
It is an absolute, hard-and-fast law that whenever a high profile site undergoes a significant redesign, the reaction from regular readers will be one of outrage.Not puzzlement, not measured criticism...
05:55 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Samsung Wave 725 Specs Trickle Out, Bada 2.0 On Board
Back in April, three Bada-powered phones were leaked onto the web, only one of which had a name, the Samsung Wave 578. At the time, all we knew was that the trio would sport NFC chips, and that they a...
05:51 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Red Bull Creation Spawns Wheelie Mobile, Spinning See-Saw, And Other Crazy Contraptions
Red Bull gives you wings, right? Well, apparently it also gives 16 teams the energy necessary to build brand new and quite random inventions as a part of Red Bull's annual Red Bull Creation event....
05:30 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch HTC Status Goes Up For Pre-Order On AT&T
The Facebook-centric HTC Status smartphone is now available for pre-order from AT&T, with an official launch date of July 17. We knew the Status (once the ChaCha) was officially headed to AT&T...
05:09 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Redesigning TechCrunch: We Picked This Logo Just to Piss You Off
It's been months in the making. It's taken innumerable twists and turns along the way. It's survived an acquisition. It's been a challenge and a privilege to coordinate. It's my incredible pleasure to...
04:49 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch The Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones Will Hold Your Ears In Sweet Harmony
Bowers & Wilkins has a new set of 'buds that your ears are letrally crying to hear. Seriously, hear that soft hum? It's your poor ears telling you to ditch those stock Apple earbuds and opt fo...
04:17 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch PayPal VP: Supporting Payments In The Physical World Is Critical For PayPal
eBay owned PayPal has been making some interesting acquisitions over the past few months that clearly show the direction of the company in capturing payments flow from digital goods, and physical prod...
03:26 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Formspring's Marketing Moment Comes With Its First Promoted Question Of The Day
Social Q&A site Formspring, where more than 3 billion questions have been answered so far, had a marketing moment today. For the first time, the Question of the Day was a promoted question: "What...
03:01 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch ROAR! Apple Puts Out The Call For Devs To Submit OS X Lion Apps
A Lion is quickly approaching. OS X Lion "  aka OS X 10.7. Some are saying it will hit this week. Other signs point to next week. Either way, it's coming very soon. How do we know? Apple...
02:07 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Indian Mobile Bank Eko Raises $5.5 Million, Processing $270 Million in Payments a Year
Innovative mobile banking platform Eko India Financial Services has raised $5.5 million from Creation Investments' Social Venture fund, Promus Equity Partners and several unnamed angel investors. Mobi...
01:31 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch Zipments: The Zaarly Of Courier Services Arrives In NYC And Chicago
Back in March we wrote about Zaarly, a startup that lets you post an odd job and find someone to complete it for a modest fee. It, and similar services like TaskRabbit, have honed in on a key idea: th...
01:13 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch How To Build An Audience On The Internet: The Kevin Rose School Vs. The Fred Wilson School
Editor's note: This guest post is written byTom Anderson, the former President, founder and first friend on MySpace.What kind of content creator are you? Kevin Rose or Fred Wilson?Blogging or ...
12:51 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2011
Techcrunch NCR To Buy Hospitality And Retail POS Software Company Radiant Systems For $1.2 Billion
NCR is buying Radiant Systems, a company that develops point-of-sale systems and software to the hospitality and specialty retail industries, for $1.2 billion in cash, or $28.00 per share. The deal is...
11:59 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch With iOS 5 Beta 3, The iPhone Finally Gets Custom Text Message Alert Sounds
It feels a bit strange to be writing about custom text messaging alerts as “news”. As a feature that found its way to run-of-the-mill “dumb” phones long ago, it’s one of ...
11:32 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Network Mojiva Raises $25 Million
Mobile ad network Mojiva has raised $25 million in new funding, according to an SEC filing. Prior to this round, Mojiva has raised $10.3 million from Bertelsmans Digital Media Investments, and Pelion ...
10:57 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch DIY Hoverpuck: Fun For The Whole Family
If you’ve always wanted to play air hockey in real life and couldn’t shrink yourself down enough to stand comfortable on a regulation table, this may be a solution. It is a DIY hoverpuck t...
10:48 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Quora Adds Video To Its Q&A Pages
Quora, which is fresh of being one of the three chosen startups at Allen & Co conference, is adding the option to embed YouTube video in its answer pages, posts and question details this morning.T...
10:29 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch One-Million Apps Strong, Twitter Unveils New Developer Portal
Twitter has just published a blog post reporting that the platform is currently supporting one million registered third-party apps, built by more than 750,000 developers around the world. And a new ap...
10:20 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Gmail+: Google Already At Work On "Several"  GmailGoogle+ Integrations
One of the factors that led me to conclude that I could walk away from emailfor the month was the emergence of Google+. It's yet another network where people can now message me if they need to ge...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Review: Sony SMP-N100 Streaming Media Player
The Sony SMP-N100 is Sony's addition to the media streaming device market. It's a small, unobtrusive device that doesn't attract any attention to itself. It supports Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Video O...
09:39 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Color Labs Chief Product Officer DJ Patil Resigns
Color Labs Chief Product Officer DJ Patil will soon be leaving the company as a full time employee, we've confirmed. Patil, who was LinkedIn's chief scientist until March, was only with Color for abou...
09:25 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Google Tries To Improve Product Search With New Merchant Rules
We know Google is investing heavily in product search, most recently adding local availability, discovery tools and more to the comparison shopping portal. Today, Google is updating its requirements f...
09:20 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch MomentFeed Gets $1.2 Million Seed Round To Help Enterprises Manage Specials By Location
Geo-based marketing is just getting started, and local businesses are feeling their way around how best to use service like Foursquare, Facebook Places, Gowalla, and even Twitter. It's hard enough if...
09:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Google Confirms That It Has Acquired Digital Loyalty Startup Punchd
Last Friday our own Alexia Tsotsis broke the news that digital loyalty card startup Punchdwas being acquired by Google. The company is still very young but it's a move that makes sense "  Pu...
08:39 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Files Second Complaint Against HTC, Asks To Ban Imports
It's been a good year or so since Apple and HTC were originally duking it out in the court room over Android patent infringements. The case has gone rather quiet since its original filing, until today...
08:16 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Martini Media Acquires The Digital Partnership
Martini Media Network, an online ad network targeting affluent consumers, announced this morning that it has acquired TDP Media Group, a European digital media company based in London.Martini Media sa...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch HTML5 Game Maker Looks To Transcend Sleepy Chrome Web Store Sales On iOS
About a year ago, Lost Decade Games, an early-stage game development startup based in Palo Alto, entered Boing Boing's "Games Inspired By Music Contest". The created a game called "Onslaught! Arena",...
07:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch It's Not Scoble's Fault, It's The Algorithm's
It seems I stirred the pot over the weekend with my post on why I blocked Robert Scoble on Google+. Some of the reaction clearly missed the point I was trying to make. It wasn't a criticism of Sc...
07:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Size Does Matter: Android Mini-Tablet Projects Display Up To 100" In Size
There are pros and cons to everything in this life, technology included. The more power you have packed into a device, the clunkier it usually is. If it's cheap, it's probably buggy. With mini-tablets...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch iriver Story HD Becomes The First Google eBooks Ereader, To Be Sold Exclusively At Target
There's a new ereader in town, gals and pals. The iriver Story HD will soon be available at Target for $139.99. While by all accounts, it's a fine piece of hardware -- 7.3 ounces, first six-inch XGA e...
07:26 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch DataSift "" The Little Startup (From Europe) That Could [TCTV]
When I first met and interviewed Nick Halstead in a tiny, unassuming office an hour's drive from central London in October 2008, I realised I was meeting someone who was passionate not just about star...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch CheckIn+ Brings Augmented Reality To Your Facebook And Foursquare Check-Ins
SHAPE Services, the company behind IM+ messaging applications, which allows users to connect to services as diverse as MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Facebook, MySpace, Skype, and Twitter all f...
06:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch iriver Story HD Becomes The First Google eBooks Ereader, To Be Sold Exclusively At Target
There's a new ereader in town, gals and pals. The iriver Story HD will soon be available at Target for $139.99. While by all accounts, it's a fine piece of hardware -- 7.3 ounces, first six-inch XGA e...
06:12 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch An iPhone Gaming Thinger I Can Stand Behind
This little designware project would be amazing if it were real. Essentially it’s a double case for the iPhone can adds a D-pad, buttons, and more hand-room to the standard iPhone. It doesn̵...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Finding The Common Link: Commonred Wants To Take The Awkward Out Of Networking
Vaporware Labs, a software company that makes social, mobile, and web apps, like Steve Young Football for the iPad and iPhone, and MEETorDIE, an an online tool that tells you how much money your comp...
05:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Fab.com Claims To Be Profitable On $1.3M In Revenue After 30 Days, Raises $1M
Exclusive - Fab.com, which started out as Fabulis, a social networking site for gay men, has not only recently changed its name but also started from scratch with an entirely new business centered aro...
05:37 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Patent Describes Detachable Dual-Screen Device
We have mixed feelings about dual-screen devices. The dual-screen Kyocera Echo landed rather flatly, despite its unique form-factor, and though we're excited to see Sony's folding S2 tablet up close, ...
05:05 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Is This The iPhone 5 3D Super3D 3DS 3D iPhone?
Absolutely not, but it’s a nice try. MICGadget found this ridonkulous “dual camera” iPhone featuring two cameras for hot 3D action. Will there ever be a 3D iPhone? Who the heck k...
04:38 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch U.S. Venture Fundraising Up 20 Percent In First Half Of 2011
Dow Jones is reporting mixed numbers for venture fundraising this morning, releasing data that shows that capital raised for U.S. venture funds rose 20 percent over the same period a year ago, to $8.1...
04:27 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Report: Number Of VC Funds Raising Money At 16-Year Low (There's A But)
According to Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association, United States-based venture capital funds have raised $2.7 billion in the second quarter of 2011, a 28 percent increase by do...
04:20 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch DataSift Ingests $6 Million From GRP And IA Ventures
We are a few years into the era of realtime data. Everyone is producing and consuming it, but there is still a huge need to filter it. For that reason, Mark Suster of GRP Partners is doubling down on...
04:03 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Industry Ventures Closes $400 Million Secondary Fund, Exceeds $1B Of Capital
VC firm Industry Ventures has closed its Fund VI, a $400 million secondary fund focused on providing liquidity alternatives for venture capital and growth equity investments. Additionally, the firm re...
03:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Email Nightmare. Shortmail Fix. Funding Obtained.
Last week I quit email. It's perhaps the smartest thing I've ever done.Instead of spending a couple hours every morning, a few hours before bed, and many cumulative hours inbetween on organizing, resp...
03:38 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Local.com Acquires Screamin' Daily Deals For Up To $32 Million
Online local media company Local.com this morning announced that it has acquired Screamin' Media Group, the company behind Groupon clone daily deals site Screamin' Daily Deals. Local.com paid $12.5 mi...
03:38 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Local.com Acquires Screamin' Daily Deals For Up To $32.5 Million
Online local media company Local.com this morning announced that it has acquired Screamin' Media Group, the company behind Groupon clone daily deals site Screamin' Daily Deals. Local.com paid $12.5 mi...
02:10 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Samsung CTO Responsible For The Galaxy Tab Line Steps Down
Omar Khan, the Samsung CTO who was responsible for the rise of the GalTab and other Android-powered smartphones, is moving to Citibank to handle that company's global digital banking initiatives. He w...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Is Nothing Sacred? First Broadway Cam Surfaces
It seems the the Book of Mormon is one of the first Broadway musicals to receive the popular pirate treatment. As of yesterday, there was a bootleg version of the show floating around the sharing site...
11:01 am GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Allen & Co.'s Chosen Startups: Airbnb, Dropbox And Quora
The Allen and Co. conference at the Sun Valley Resort in Idaho is a peculiar beast. Press aren't allowed to attend or cover any of the panels and aren't allowed in the storied Duchin bar.In addition, ...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch College2Startup Wants To Connect Startups To The Best Young Talent (And Vice Versa)
Those media experts among us may be familiar with "Help A Reporter Out", or HARO, which brings reporters and bloggers to quotable sources, and helps small businesses promote their brands. It's an int...
01:57 am GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch OMGJK: Yes, Of Course You're In My "~Friends' Circle. Swear.
We're back for a new episode of OMG/JK, and, in the spirit of Skype's new integration with Facebook, we've decided to try out this nifty video conferencing technology for ourselves!Okay, so the split-...
12:01 am GMT - Mon, July 11, 2011
Techcrunch Soap Media
It's way early to handicap anything along the scale of winners and losers, but many things are already obvious. Plus has conquered the media, but what of it? Unlike Apple, which changed the media ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Techcrunch A Groupon For Sports? Crowd Seats Brings The Daily Deal Model To Sports Tickets
Daily deal sites, by and large, seem like they're here to stay, much to Rocky Agrawal's chagrin, surely. Whether or not you agree with Rocky's flurry of posts last month about Groupon and its claque ...
09:35 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Techcrunch Justin.TV: The Movie
While the historical accuracy of Facebook tell-all The Social Network was questionable, the movie did tremendously well at the box office. And at the Golden Globe Awards and the Oscars. Now Hollywood ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Techcrunch Power To The People
As I type this, a UPS beeps furiously behind me, and the growl of half-a-dozen diesel generators is audible down the street. I'm in Leh, a city nestled in a Himalayan valley surrounded by 6,000-metre ...
08:11 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Techcrunch Hotwire For Surgery
The hotel bed that is empty tonight can never be sold again. That insight led Hotwire to create a disruptive model that has given travelers great deals on hotel rooms. It turns out there are "beds" an...
08:08 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Techcrunch Google+ Added $20 Billion To Google's Market Cap
How much is social worth to Google? Investors added $20 billion to Google's market cap the first week after the launch of Google+ on June 28. A Morgan Stanley downgrade on Friday, brought t...
07:40 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Techcrunch Nearing 2M Members, One Kings Lane Lands A Lucrative Endorsement From Bravo
I happened to be watching my new favorite show, Bravo's Million Dollar Decorators, last week and noticed a very familiar name. The show, which follows five LA-based, high-end interior designers in the...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Techcrunch Building An Enterprise Software Company That Doesn't Suck
Thomas Wailgum, an editor at CIO.com, summed up the enterprise software industry best when he wrote, "It might appear that even tobacco companies enjoy a better level of overall 'likeability' than do ...
07:46 am GMT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Techcrunch How Apple Led The High-Stakes Patent Poker Win Against Google, Sealing Ballmer's Promise
"It's not like Android's free. Android has a patent fee. You do have to license patents."That was Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in an interview last year with The Wall Street Journal. At the time, Micro...
03:56 am GMT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Techcrunch Eric Schmidt: You Don't Know It's A Bubble Until The Bubble Ends
Earlier this week, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt gave an over 70 minute long talk to press at the Sun Valley conference here in Idaho. Towards the end of the talk, a reporter asked the former...
02:03 am GMT - Sun, July 10, 2011
Techcrunch Despite Google+ Competition, Disco, Google's Hushed Messaging App, Continues To Improve
It has been over three months since we first broke the news on the existence of Disco, the group messaging app made by the Slide team within Google. Google still refuses to talk about it. But work con...
11:22 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Techcrunch The Twitter Endgame: IPO, Chess, or Roulette?
Reports are swirling that Twitter is in talks to raise $400 million, valuing the company close to $8 billion. It seems as if it was only yesterday that Twitter raised $200m from Kleiner Perkins.At the...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 7.09.11 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang "  Michael Arrington, Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor "  enjoyed @scobleizer's FaceTime tour of Florida's abandoned Kennedy Space Center in the afterm...
07:14 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Techcrunch Solving The Scoble Problem In Social Networks
I finally blocked Robert Scoble in Google+. I have absolutely nothing against Scoble. I quite admire him, actually. He's a great asset to the startup scene and he works damn hard. I've met him a ...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Techcrunch The Space Debris Threat And How To Handle It
Yesterday marked a momentous day in U.S. history as NASA launched its final space shuttle, ending a 30-year era. Four astronauts" commander Chris Ferguson, pilot Doug Hurley and mission spec...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Techcrunch How Hydrostor Aims To Change The Power Game By Storing Energy Under Water
There has been a fair bit of concern in recent years about the ability of our power plants to supply adequate electricity during periods of peak demand. Hydrostor, a Toronto-based company, is taking...
11:02 am GMT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Techcrunch Eric Schmidt On Gauging Google+'s Success
Speaking at a press event on Thursday at the Allen & Co conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, former Google CEO and now Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt gave a 70 minute talk to the relatively few repor...
11:02 am GMT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Techcrunch Eric Schmidt Comments On Google+'s Success, Claims "Millions"  Of Users
Speaking at a press event on Thursday at the Allen & Co conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, former Google CEO and now Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt gave a 70 minute talk to the relatively few repor...
08:23 am GMT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Techcrunch Our Executive Assistant Greg Gets A Surprise In-Office Haircut
Who says working for TechCrunch isn't just about the best job ever, ever? Case in point: Bummed after losing to Causes' Josh Persky in Zaarly's"Startup Haircut Contest" this week, our newly minted...
05:50 am GMT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Techcrunch Now You Can Use LinkedIn To Stay Up To Date On Who's Getting Hired (And Fired)
Today, LinkedIn passed Myspace to become the second largest social network in the U.S. LinkedIn has seen a surge in traffic since it went public in May and reached an all-time high of 33.9 million un...
04:06 am GMT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Techcrunch Don't Call It A PivotPlz: PicPlz Spun Off As Mixed Media Labs Prepares Their Next Product
When Mixed Media Labs raised a $5 million round last November, it raised quite a few eyebrows. After all, the money came from Andreessen Horowitz, the VC firm which had backed Instagram. To be fair, t...
03:32 am GMT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Techcrunch Epic Gif: The Facebook Google+ Slapfest
Oh, I could just watch this all day. We've been writing about the growing rivalry between Facebook and Google, with its new Google+ social network. But here you have it in gif form, with the Fa...
02:43 am GMT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Techcrunch YC-Funded Quartzy Brings Order To Science Lab Supply Cabinets
When we think of scientists, we often picture distinguished researchers in white coats, methodically conducting experiments in labs that run like well-oiled machines.Unfortunately things are usually l...
02:43 am GMT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Techcrunch YC-Funded Quartzy Reduces Entropy In Science Lab Supply Cabinets
When we think of scientists, we often picture distinguished researchers in white coats, methodically conducting experiments in labs that run like well-oiled machines.Unfortunately things are usually l...
02:29 am GMT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Techcrunch BioLite Stove Charges Your Phone While Cooking Your Dinner
Wood-burning stoves aren't known for being particularly efficient, and their smoke not only contains high carbon emissions but causes health risks to those who inhale it. A portable design from BioLi...
01:15 am GMT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Techcrunch Google To Buy Mobile Loyalty Card Startup Punchd
We've just gotten word that that Google is acquiring digital loyalty card service Punchd. The team, which consists of developers Reed Morse, Xander Pollock and Niket Desai (and formerly Grantland Chew...
01:10 am GMT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Techcrunch Esther Dyson On The Future Of Space Travel: We Are Only At "The End Of The Beginning" 
Today might have marked the last Space Shuttle launch, but it is not the end of people going into space. In fact, technologist, angel investor, and space privatization advocate Esther Dyson says it'...
01:09 am GMT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Techcrunch Verbling Links Up Language Learners With Native Speakers Through Live Video Chat
It's a well known fact that people improve foreign language skills when interacting and communicating with other people who speak the same foreign language. Y Combinator-backed Verbling is launching t...
12:30 am GMT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Techcrunch LinkedIn Surpasses Myspace For U.S. Visitors To Become No. 2 Social Network; Twitter Not Far Behind
Professional social network Linkedin surpassed Myspace in terms of traffic to become the No. 2 most visited social networking site in the U.S. in June. LinkedIn, which has seen a resurgence of traffic...
12:17 am GMT - Sat, July 9, 2011
Techcrunch Feast Your Eyes On Recipe Curation Site Gojee
There's no shortage of food recipe sites on the web for virtually any kind of food. In fact, trying to find a recipe online can be overwhelming with all of the options available. Enter recently launch...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch Heads Up! TechCrunch Will Look A Little Different Next Week
Next week we'll be rolling out significant enhancements to TechCrunch. A new design and a new logo will be the first thing you'll notice. But behind the scenes we've made significant changes to the ot...
10:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch Excited about Zynga's IPO? Get Ready for Korea's Nexon
Silicon Valley loves to dismiss Asian companies as nothing more than copycats who thrive, particularly in China, because the government protects them and punishes Western competitors. Even when the bu...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch Zynga Buys Canadian Mobile App Development Firm Five Mobile; Opens Toronto Studio
Zynga has made its 15th acquisition in 13 months today, with the purchase of Canadian mobile app development firm Five Mobile. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed and the Five Mobile team will...
09:54 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch Mobile First Speaker LineUp: Joe Hewitt, Omar Hamoui, Kevin Systrom, And More
At the end of this month, we are putting on a Mobile First CrunchUp, which will focus on the increasingly popular strategy of creating a mobile product first, and a regular Web product second, if ever...
09:19 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Tickets to Outside Lands Festival And Summer Party #SongkickApp
The San Francisco Outside Lands Festival is one of the biggest music, food, wine, and art events of the year. Musicians like Phish, Muse, Arcade Fire, MGMT, The Shins, and many more will be performing...
09:14 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch iOS 5 Beta Reportedly Sets One Developer's iPhone Cable On Fire
Oh, the many woes of being an early adopter in the Beta software world. The software might crash, causing you to lose all your work! It may have gaping security issues, leaving an entry way for malici...
08:49 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch Mozilla Labs Launches "~Web Activities' Experiment, Lets Web Apps Talk To Each Other
Mozilla has just posted an update to its Labs blog, where it shows off some of the new projects that it's been working on (which sometimes serve as previews of features that eventually get baked into ...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch Indian Social Network SMS GupShup Wants To Help Small Businesses Reach Mobile Users
SMS GupShup, a Twitter-like service in India that is primarily accessed via SMS, is launching a new service today for small businesses, BizShup. The new product allows small businesses to create mobil...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch From Your Clipboard To Just About Anywhere: Sharing Files In One Click.to
That was a tough headline to write, because it was difficult to summarize what the Click.to app does in one short sentence. But if you're a Windows user, I encourage you to check it out anyway (Mac fo...
06:27 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunched: News Highlights In Under Two Minutes
Once again, we're packaging some of the top news of the week in a quick-to-digest video format. If you missed some of the big tech stories this week, TechCrunched gives you the highlights. Take a loo...
05:23 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch The Five Best Things About OS X Lion
If all goes according to rumored plan, OS X Lion should hit stores by July 14 alongside new hardware to run the new OS. I've played with the Gold Master over the weekend and I'm pleased to report it i...
05:14 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch Mark Cuban-Backed Device Identification Startup BlueCava Raises $1.5 Million
BlueCava, a startup that has developed technology that enables its customers to identify unique connected devices such as smartphones, TV set-top boxes, gaming consoles, computers and more, has raised...
05:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch Watch The Final Space Shuttle Mission Here (Maybe)
Today, after 133 launches spanning nearly three decades, the era of the Space Shuttle is set to close with one final launch. Atlantis is currently on the launchpad, fueled, loaded with her four man cr...
05:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch Celebrity And Brand Advertising Startup Ad.ly Launches Social Analytics Platform
You may remember Adly, a startup that in-stream ad network for celebrities and brands on social platforms like Twitter and MySpace. The company was also helping celebs promote brands on Facebook, but ...
01:49 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch Kickanotch Raises $500,000 For Its Mobile Marketing And App Monetization Platform
Kickanotch Mobile, a mobile marketing services startup based in the outskirts of Kansas City, announced today that it has raised $500,000 in seed funding. The round was led by six angel investors and...
01:09 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch Instagram + Color = Instacolor
If photo sharing apps Instagram and Color would mate and have a baby, it would likely look something like the Instacolor app made by tinkerer Rakshith Krishnappa.Basically, the app aims to help Instra...
12:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch Sony To Kill The MiniDisc Walkman In September
After discontinuing the production of cassette Walkmans last year, Sony is now about to kill another one of their original inventions: the MiniDisc Walkman. And as Japanese business daily The Nikkei i...
11:55 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch Netvibes Debuts Powerful Social Analytics Platform For Brands And Agencies
Netvibes, a company that provides social media dashboards and news aggregators for brands and agencies, is debuting a powerful new analytics platform tonight. Netvibes' new social analytics and monito...
10:00 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch Although Many Investors Are Spinning, Turntable.fm Has Not Yet Picked A DJ
Although many investors are spinning for the chance to invest in Turntable.fm, the hot music startup has not yet picked a dance partner, despite reports to the contrary. Business Insider claims that ...
09:30 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch The Huffington Post UK: Masterstroke or Misstep?
A few weeks ago, an interesting proposition landed in my inbox: would I be interested in contributing to the politics section of the soon-to-be launched Huffington Post UK?To be clear, when I say ...
05:24 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch With Google+ (And A Tweak For Analytics), The Social Sharing War Is Fully On
Google and Facebook are at war. This is old news. They both want to be the center of the Internet "  but there can be only one center. For a while, it looked like things were quickly shiftin...
02:55 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Now Lets App Developers See Their Spam Scores
Two weeks ago a number of Facebook developers logged into the site to horrible news: their applications had suddenly been disabled without warning. The culprit was Facebook's spam-fighting bot, which ...
01:45 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2011
Techcrunch More Tickets To Our 6th Annual Summer Party At August Capital Are On Sale Now
We only have a couple more weeks left until our 6th annual summer party at August Capital. Our first two batches of 100 tickets sold out in under an hour. Today we are releasing 100 more. The party wi...
11:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook's Andrew Bosworth: "The Most Exciting Things Are Things We're Not Working On" 
At yesterday's launch of video Skype messaging, Mark Zuckerberg showed this slide of Facebook user growth graph plotted with the launches of Facebook apps like Photos, Messages and the Like Button. Zu...
11:10 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch iOS Hacker Begins Porting Swype To Jailbroken iPhones
When it comes to Swype and their crazy drag-to-type alternative keyboard of the same name, there's only one problem: it's really, really tough to give up once you've gotten used to it. Alas, I've gott...
10:42 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Signup Flow Shows Spotify Costing $4.99 And $9.99 A Month In The US
One day after it announced an imminent US launch with no other details, an American Spotify user has sent us these screencaps showing pricing in US dollars. Only going by these screencaps, the Unlimit...
10:32 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On" Loic Le Meur: Why Seesmic Isn't a Failure (TCTV)
"If you don't adapt, you die," Loic Le Meur told me when he came into the TechCrunchTV studio last week. And Loic - aka monsieur Pivot - is certainly one of the Valley's most skilled adaptors. Having ...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch OpenFeint Snags A Former Playdom Exec To Lead Product
Mobile social faming company OpenFeint has nabbed a pretty key hire today" former Playdom exec Ethan Fassett. Fasset will be leading product development at OpenFeint, as senior vice presiden...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Zynga Combines Privacy Education, Gaming And Rewards With PrivacyVille
Getting ahead of any privacy issues surround your product is an important part of product development for any company. Facebook, unfortunately, learned this the hard way. Social gaming giant Zynga is ...
09:58 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Ssh Makes Social Actually Social By Giving You Things To Do In Your City
Back in March, as we reported on Offline Labs' initial funding, we also offered up a quick glimpse of their first project, codenamed Project Dragn. Now the project, actually called Ssh,is ready to be ...
09:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch This Case Lets You Attach An SLR Lens To Your iPhone
Hello friends! Welcome to this week's edition of Because You Can!Why would you want to take a super huge telescoping SLR lens and attach it to your iPhone? Because You Can!Well, you can now that t...
09:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch CivWorld For Facebook Beta Goes Live" If You Can Get It To Load
Back in May, we reported that Sid Meier's Civilization game would be migrating over to Facebook under a new name, Civilization World. Today, the Facebook game went live in its beta version, and we're ...
08:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Gogobot Brings Game Mechanics And Rewards To Online Travel
With the rise in prominence of the social graph, we've seen the proliferation of services like Facebook Connect, which have brought the social web to third party sites and helped make sharing an inte...
08:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch WordPress.com Gains Support For OAuth2, Dedicated Developer Portal
In a blog post on the WordPress.com blog, Automattic's Justin Shreve this morning acknowledged his employer's aspirations to turn WordPress.com into more of a platform than a mere Web-based blogging s...
08:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Biz Stone Joins Early Twitter Investor Spark Capital As Strategic Advisor
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is joining Spark Capital (which was an early investor in Twitter) as a strategic advisor, according to Spark Capital partner Bijan Sabet.Sabet writes that In this role, Bi...
08:18 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch YouTube Unveils Slick Experimental Redesign, Codenamed Cosmic Panda
YouTube has just unveiled an experimental new redesign called Project Panda, and it's looking good. You can activate the redesign right here (and if you don't like it, you can disable it from YouTube'...
08:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Box Scores A Big Enterprise Deal: 18,000 Procter & Gamble Employees Up In Clouds
Box, formerly usually referred to as Box.net, has landed a big customer: consumer goods juggernaut Procter & Gamble. The latter will bring Box's cloud content management solution to 18,000 globall...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Loic Needs To Get His Head Out Of His Silicon Valley
I have the hugest respect for Loic Le Meur. Years before anyone was organising a major tech conference in Europe (outside of the dull corporate IT ones) Loic was charging ahead with first Les Blogs, w...
07:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Clean Urban Energy Raises $7 Million To "Turn Buildings Into Batteries" 
A Chicago startup Clean Urban Energy (CUE) raised $7 million in a series A round from Battery Ventures and Rho Ventures, the company announced today. CUE's software-as-a-service "exploits the thermal...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Onesheet Is About.me For Bands
Onesheet, the latest project from ArtistData founder Brenden Mulligan launches into beta today. Like an About.me for bands, Mulligan holds that Onesheet is the simplest web presence for a band current...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Smart TV Platform Flingo Comes Out Of Stealth To Merge Television And The Web
Founded in 2008 by former BitTorrent employees Ashwin Navin and David Harrison, Flingo has slowly been building its smart TV app publishing empire for two years and the platform finally unveils itself...
06:58 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch CardFlick Launches Location-Based Mobile Professional Contact Sharing App
Mobile app CardFlick is launching today as a proximity-based business card sharing application. The startup's iOS app allows you to upload your professional information wither manually or from Faceboo...
06:58 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch CardFlick Debuts Location-Based Mobile Professional Contact Sharing App
Mobile app CardFlick is launching in private beta today as a proximity-based business card sharing application. The startup's iOS app allows you to upload your professional information wither manually...
06:24 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Google Maps For Android Now Lets You Download Maps For Offline Viewing (Hallelujah!)
No matter which side of the smartphonewarsyou've landed on, it's hard to deny that Android's Maps application blows iOS's out of the water. And this week it's getting even better.Yesterday Google high...
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Do You Subscribe To NYT On Your Kindle? You Can Now Access NYTimes.com For Free
There are so many ways to get around the New York Times paywall (or, as someone called it when it debuted, its pay fence) but if you subscribe to the NYT on your Amazon Kindle, you are now "entitled t...
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch eBay Acquires Mobile Payments Company Zong For $240 Million In Cash
eBay has acquired mobile payments company Zong for $240 million in cash.Zong has been one of the pioneers in the mobile payments space, adding a compelling new way for consumers to pay for items onlin...
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch eBay Buys Zong For $240 Million In Cash To Boost PayPal's Mobile Payments Technology
eBay has acquired mobile payments company Zong for $240 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2011. Zong has been one of the pioneers in the mobile payments spa...
05:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Naspers Values Turkish Ecommerce Giant markafoni At $200 Million, Buys 70% Stake
Multimedia juggernaut Naspers has entered the Turkish internet market with a bang by acquiring approximately 70 percent of the shares of markafoni, a Turkish private shopping club, through its subsidi...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Intel Capital and Others Put $10 Million In Virtualization Infrastructure Startup Virtustream
Virtualization startup Virtustream has raised $10 million in Series B round financing from Intel Capital, Columbia Capital, Noro-Moseley Partners, and TDFunds. This brings the company's total funding ...
04:51 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Google Invests In Stealth Startup That Aims To "~Accelerate Science'
Google Ventures has quietly invested in a stealth startup called Wingu, reports StrategyFacts (subscription required). Indeed, while the Google Ventures website lists four career opportunities for one...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Apple's App Store Crosses 15B App Downloads, Adds 1B Downloads In Past Month
Apple has just announced that the company's 200 million iOS users have downloaded over 15 billion apps from its App Store, including both iPad and iPhone apps. The App Store currently includes more th...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch BMC Software Acquires Aeroprise To Enhance Its Mobile Know-How
BMC Software this morning announced that it has acquired Aeroprise, which provides a mobility solution for BMC's Remedy IT Service Management Suite. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.With su...
03:41 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Loosecubes, The Airbnb For Workspace, Relaunches With Nifty New Social Features
In this day and age, with the ubiquity of WiFi, tablets, smartphones, and laptops, we live in a highly connected and increasingly mobile world. Though many people make daily commutes to the office, t...
02:55 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Will Skype In Facebook Mean The Loss Of A Major Arab Country" And Another Revolution?
This is a guest post by David George-Cosh, a freelance journalist based in Toronto, Ontario, who is the former technology correspondent for a national newspaper based in Abu Dhabi.If there's one place...
02:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Cubic Telecom Secures "500,000 To Ramp Up In US
Cubic Telecom - best known for its MaxRoam product enabling cheaper mobile roaming - has secured 500,000 from Irish government-backed fund Enterprise Ireland to continue its expansion. In total Cubic ...
12:36 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Exec: Wii U Arriving After April 1, 2012
Although his statement could be an elaborate prima aprilis prank, Nintendo COO Reggie Fils-Aime stated that the Wii U would be arriving after April 1, 2012 and would co-exist on the market alongside t...
11:21 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Josh Harris Takes His Wired City To Kickstarter
For the past year, Josh Harris has been trying to get funding for his Wired City concept. It's a crowdsourced Internet TV station where all the viewers are also the broadcasters, multicasting to each...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Zuckerberg's Not So Subtle Dig At Google Circles
Even as Facebook revealed some new chat products on Wednesday, the elephant in the room was Google's latest attempt to create a social network, Google+. Mark Zuckerberg tried deflect direct comp...
09:36 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch I'm Quitting Email
It started as an idea. Well, a Tweet, really. What if I just stopped responding to email?Sure, at first it was said in half-jest after a few drinks. It was me channeling my inner Peter Gibbons &qu...
05:49 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Say What? Thanks To Digital Music, Album Sales Up For The First Time Since 2004
SoundScan, Nielsen's report that tracks point-of-purchase music sales across real and digital sources, was released today, and at long last contains a few rays of hope for the beleaguered music indus...
04:16 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg Explains His Law Of Social Sharing [Video]
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg punctuated his "awesome" announcement today by revealing that users are now publicly sharing around 4 billion "things" (status updates, images, etc) on Facebook a day.Zuck...
03:22 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon Cloud Drive Now To Include Unlimited Music, But It Will Cost $20Year
Back in March, Amazon beat Apple and Google to the "music locker" punch with their "Cloud Drive" and "Cloud Player", which offered 5 GB of free storage space and an accompanying music player, respect...
03:17 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Remember When Twitter Was A Joke? No One Is Laughing Anymore.
I recall a time a few years ago when Twitter was scoffed at. It was the blogosphere's punching-bag. It was the stupid little service that no one in their right mind would ever use. It was for people w...
02:20 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch ZeroCater: Because Lunch At The Office Doesn't Have To Be A Complete Pain
Lunch at the TechCrunch office has always been an interesting affair. We're fortunate enough to have it paid for by the company several times a week, but the logistics involved " in other wo...
02:12 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch What Do Facebook T-Shirts Look Like In Seattle?
Why they have the Seattle Space Needle on them of course! Our illustrious model here is none other than Philip Su, the main Facebook engineer behind the Facebook/Skype Video chat announced today.Whil...
12:55 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Loic Le Meur: American Start-up Entrepreneurs Have Nothing To Learn From Europe (TCTV)
Few transatlantic entrepreneurs know both the European and American start-up scene as intimately as Seesmic and Le Web founder Loic Le Meur. So the first question I asked Loic when he came into the S...
12:41 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2011
Techcrunch Why Mark Zuckerberg's First Public Response To Google+ Is The Right One
Editor's note: This guest post is written by Tom Anderson, the former President, founder and first friend on MySpace.Today at the Facebook news conference, a reporter asked Mark Zuckerberg what he tho...
11:55 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Video Chat v. Google Hangouts: It's No Contest
One of the questions I had when I broke the news last week about the Facebook/Skype partnership: Would group video chat be part of the product, and if so would it be free?The answer is no, there's...
11:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Zillow Prices IPO Between $12 And $14 Per Share With Nearly $400 Million Valuation
Real estate listings site Zillow has just filed additional documents with the SEC indicating the initial range for the company's upcoming IPO. Zillow's price range will start at $12 to $14 per share, ...
10:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Launches Ad Hoc Group Chat, New Chat Design, And Video Chat With Skype
Facebook announced a trio of related new chat products today: ad hoc group chat, a new chat design, and video calling powered by Skype. The ad hoc group chat lets Facebook users create group chats wi...
09:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Skype Averaging 300M Minutes Of Video Calling Per Month; Represents 50 Percent Of Traffic
Skype CEO Tony Bates just took the stage at today's Facebook event announcing integrated video calling, group chat and new design today and revealed a number of new stats regarding video calling on th...
09:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Could You Do Linus Torvalds' Job?
Linus Torvalds leads the largest software development project in the world. Thousands of people across the globe contribute to what started out as his little research project. Individuals and multi-na...
09:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Launches Skype-Powered Video Calling
Confirming our report last week, Facebook has just announced a major new feature that it's launching in tandem with Skype: video calling.It's a feature that's been rumored for quite a while, and it's ...
09:31 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Zuck Confirms That Facebook Now Has 750 Million Active Users
We initially reported that Facebook had reached 750 million users, but today, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the social network had reached the milestone. Zuck added that sharing is gr...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Zuckerberg: Online Sharing Is Growing At An Exponential Rate (And Users Are Sharing 4 Billion Things A Day)
Today at a special event at its headquarters in Palo Alto, California, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken the stage to unveil some key new announcements (you can find our live notes and a live str...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch LivingSocial Pays Up $29.4 Million In Stock For Recent International Acquisitions
LivingSocial recently issued stock worth $29.4 million in relation to one or more acquisitions, according to two new SEC filings. The filings show that LivingSocial issued equity valued at $24.6 mill...
08:42 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Liveblogging The Facebook "Awesome"  Event [+Video]
We're setting up shop this morning at Facebook HQ in Palo Alto, covering a press event that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg heralded as "awesome" last week, causing stirs of Facebook anticipation smack i...
08:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Spotify Finally Announces Impending US launch (Really)
Streaming music service Spotify, which is gunning to compete with iTunes, just put up a holding page for it's US service which will presumably be launched soon. Users are being asked to enter an e-ma...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch LocalUp Wants To Be A Hyper-Local Grubhub For Smaller Cities And Neighborhoods
GrubHub, service that lets you order food for delivery or take out from local restaurants online, offers a compelling way to easily find restaurants and food in your city and order for delivery in min...
07:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Raising The Most Money Doesn't Mean Your Company Will Become The Most Valuable
One of my favorite recent blog posts is Seth Godin's "Getting funded is not the same as succeeding."  Whether or not we're in a bubble, it's a sign of the times that this post has to be...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Medialets Updates Universal SDK With Third-Party Rich Media Support, New Mobile Ad Formats And More
Mobile advertising company Medialets is launching a significant update to its mobile ad SDK to support new ad formats, new data capabilities, and with support for any certified rich media vendor to de...
06:56 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Aims At Samsung To Continue Milking Android Cash Cow
Remember that somewhat confusing equation that left Microsoft with 5x more Android dough than Windows Phone profits? We already detailed the situation, but for those of you who missed it, Microsof...
05:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer To Keynote CES (Again) In 2012
Microsoft head honcho Steve Ballmer will return to CES in January 2012, kicking off the consumer technology tradeshow with a preshow keynote, the fourth time he'll be taking the stage to do so."W...
05:34 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Fabless Chip Company Valens Raises $14 Million
Valens Semiconductor, a provider of semiconductor products for the distribution of high-definition multimedia content and the inventor of the HDBaseT technology, this morning announced that it has rai...
04:55 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Wizard101, KingsIsle's Massively Multiplayer Game For Kids, Passes 20 Million Users
In the last few years, web game developers have started to bring online concepts, gaming and otherwise, that have proven successful with adults to a younger market. And the results have been no less ...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Obtains U.S. Trademark For '280". Wait, What?
Apple last week obtained a U.S. trademark for '280', Trademarkia records show. I was puzzled about that, until I saw the image that was submitted along with the trademark filing, which shows the maps ...
03:55 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch From Diapers To Pets, Amazon's Quidsi Introduces Wag.com
Everything comes around. A decade after the Pets.com sock puppet became the symbol of overreaching Internet startups, Amazon-owned Quidsi is launching an online pets supply store today called Wag.com...
03:10 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch With Top Banks In Tow, Financial Service Provider Yodlee Hits 30 Million Users
Yodlee, the provider of personal financial management most well known for its account aggregation, today announced that it has crossed the 30 million users milestone. Founded in 1999, Yodlee has rai...
03:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch How To Move Your Facebook Photos To Picasa (Soon, Google Photos) In A Flash
I'm sure there's more than one way to easily transfer your Facebook photos and albums to Google's Picasa service (which will apparently be renamed Google Photos soon, according to social media industr...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Smartphone Maker HTC Buys S3 Graphics From VIA, WTI For $300 Million
VIA Technologies, a Taiwan-based developer of x86 processor platforms, this morning announced that it has sold all of its shares in S3 Graphics, a provider of graphics visualization technologies used ...
12:47 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch App Store Analytics Startup App Annie Gets Backing From IDG, Preps Premium Service
App Annie, a Hong Kong-based provider of app store analytics and marketing intelligence for Apple's App Store, has raised an undisclosed amount in a Series A funding round led by IDG Capital Partners,...
12:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch JailBreakMe.Com Will Jailbreak iPads 2 And Other iOS Devices
Through the mists of time, the elders tell of a website that could jailbreak and iPhone in seconds, allowing users to free their devices from the shackles of Apple's all-seeing eye. They spoke of a gr...
10:05 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch History Made As 15 European Investors Agree On A Standard Term Sheet For Startups
Reviewing term sheets from investors can be time consuming and not a little confusing, especially for first time entrepreneurs who may have never seen one before. That puts them at a disadvantage agai...
09:30 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Blippy's New Direction? Daily Deals For Artisanal Goods At Heartsy.me
Earlier this summer we wrote a post on purchase sharing site Blippy's decline, titled "The End Of Blippy As We Know It." While Blippy CEO Ashvin Kumar didn't want to reveal what the team's next step w...
07:26 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch On The Eve Of One Facebook Event, The Spartans Prepare For Another
Tomorrow morning at their headquarters in Palo Alto, Facebook is holding an event to show off an "awesome" new product. Our sources tell us that product with be the long-rumored Skype integration with...
06:11 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Dutch Ad Creatives Land A Job With Clever Twitter Hack
Dutch designers Bas van de Poel and Daan van Dam have creatively come up with a way to use Twitter to get the attention of people in a position to give out jobs, by taking advantage of a core and more...
05:34 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch WordPress 3.2 Released Into The Wild; Downloaded More Than 330K Times In 24 Hours
WordPress 3.1 was downloaded over 15 million times in less than 5 months. But time marches on, and so does the music. Yesterday, Wordpress 3.2, also known as "Gershwin", was released to the public, a...
04:01 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Nestio Raises $750,000 To Make Apartment Searches Suck Less
Nestio, a startup that aims to calm and organize the frantic process of searching for an apartment, announced today that it has closed a $750,000 seed funding round. The round was led by Quotidian Ve...
03:30 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Google Hires Microsoft Product Veteran Sanaz Ahari
Sanaz Ahari, who at 23 was the youngest lead product manager in Microsoft history, has left Microsoft after seven and a half years. Her last job was the Principal Group Program Manager for Bing, and s...
03:29 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Educated Buy? Providence Equity Partners To Acquire Blackboard For $1.64 Billion In Cash
Blackboard, the maker of learning and education software for enterprises and schools, announced today that it is being acquired by a group of investors led by Providence Equity Partners, a private eq...
03:19 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch DocStoc Turns A Page As It Looks To Be A One-Stop Shop For Small Business Knowledge
We've been tracking Los Angeles-based startup DocStoc for years now, from the company's roots as a fairly broad document sharing site that competed directly with Scribd to, more recently, a hub that c...
03:11 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch With "Beyond Check-In"  Notifications, Foursquare Goes Android-First
Over their history, Foursquare has been an iPhone-first company. The app initially launched on the iPhone back in 2009, and new features have typically rolled out to iPhone first. But with a new featu...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Sequoia And Others Put $10 Million In Cloud-Based Demo SaaS CloudShare
CloudShare, a service that allows companies to demo software in the cloud, has raised $10 million in new funding led by Globespan Capital Partners with existing investors Sequoia capital, Charles Rive...
01:12 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch If Google Buzz Is A Black Hole For Sharing Traffic, Google+ Is The Big Bang
Back in March of last year, we noted that Google Buzz, Google's shiny new social network at the time, was getting smoked in terms of referral traffic sent our way, by a dead man, FriendFeed. It turns ...
01:02 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) MakerBot's Pettis: "We Are Going To See A Huge Amount Of Hardware Startups" 
Chris Dixon heads down the homestretch of his Founder Stories interview with Bre Pettis and the two touch on the fact that the barriers to entry for founders foaming at the mouth to launch hardware st...
12:52 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch Entenmann's Hashtag Surfing Fails Hard With #NotGuilty Tweet
Twitter is virtually erupting right now with 140 character bursts of anger against the perceived injustice of the Casey Anthony "Not Guilty" murder verdict. And, as they are wont to do, some social me...
12:35 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch With No IPO In Sight, Twitter Said To Be Raising More Money At $7 Billion Valuation
Twitter is once again raising money, this time at a $7 billion valuation, according to Spencer Ante of the Wall Street Journal. That valuation would be almost double the $3.7 billion valuation Twitte...
12:08 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2011
Techcrunch comScore: One In Three US Mobile Phones Is A Smartphone
According to a just published report from comScore, smartphones have reached a milestone, with 76.8 million Americans out of 234 million American mobile phone users using devices that offer more compu...
11:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch Google Rumored To Launch ITA-Powered Travel Search Product Soon
We're hearing that Google is planning to launch an ITA integrated-flight search product as soon as a few weeks from now, according to a well-placed industry source. In April, the DOJ finally approved ...
10:22 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch Fatminds Wants To Help You Find The Best Continuing Education Courses
Fatminds is launching a Kayak meets Yelp for continuing education. The startup wants to help consumers find, research, ask questions and rate accredited adult courses, webinars, seminars, certificates...
09:28 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch The Startup Called Huddle Takes The Fight Back To The Google+ Huddle
As we noted recently, a fairly substantial startup called Huddle (with $14.2m in VC) has been legally pondering the part of the new Google+ service also called Huddle. Essentially, Huddle.com is ...
08:40 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch The Only Backdoor Left To Sneak Your Facebook Friends Into Google+ Is Yahoo
Mark Zuckerberg may be the most followed user on Google+, but good luck trying to find any of your Facebook friends on Google's new social service. Facebook is making it difficult for anyone to ...
08:38 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch KISSmetrics Now Lets Sites Analyze Their Users' Browsing Habits "" Before They Even Sign Up
When it comes to getting people to sign up for a website, developers have a multitude of tools available to refine their signup flows, like A/B testing and funnel analytics. But there's something that...
08:28 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter Acquires Social Analytics Platform BackType
Twitter has just acquired social analytics startup BackType. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. BackType's analytics dashboard aims to help brands and agencies understand the business imp...
08:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch iStopOver Acquires Vacation Rentals Site Vacapedia
Exclusive - Fairly big news from the Canadian accommodation rentals space today: we've learned that iStopOver has acquired Vacapedia, a one-stop-shop site for vacation rentals and short-tem accommodat...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch Laser Cut GIF-based Zeotrope For The Man Who Has Everything
There are men who love animated GIFs and there are men who love animated GIFs. If you belong to the latter camp, feel free to help kickstart this project that turns animated GIFs into a physical, lase...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch Laser Cut GIF-based Zoetrope For The Man Who Has Everything
There are men who love animated GIFs and there are men who love animated GIFs. If you belong to the latter camp, feel free to help kickstart this project that turns animated GIFs into a physical, lase...
07:40 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Tries To Get Rid Of Samsung Copycats Once And For All
Rather than tap dance around the problem any longer, Apple is trying for a slam-dunk style win against Samsung in their never-ending patent war. In other words, Apple has filed for a preliminary injun...
07:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch Wingardium Leviosa: This Rotocopter Is Controlled By The Kinect
This project is part of a bachelor's thesis by Armin Ambhl and involves a quadrocopter, a Kinect sensor, and what I assume is dark magic.To activate the copter the user lifts his arm and to stop it he...
07:27 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch UppSite Pushes Your Blog Or Forum Updates To Custom iOS, Android Apps
If you're a blog or forum owner, engagement is always on your mind. There's only so much you can do, though, to pull your audience back in to read new content, right? Well, what if you could send ...
07:04 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch The Sandpit Emerges As Startup "~Sales Accelerator', Puts $0.8m Into SoDash
The Sandpit, a new London-based "sales accelerator" for new technologies, says it is taking a 25% stake for "up to 500,000" over the next two years in SoDash, a web-based tool that helps organisations...
05:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch Skype 5.2 For Mac Has Arrived, Comes With Group Screen Sharing And Video Calls
Right on the heels of releasing Skype 5.5 for Windows, featuring deep Facebook integration, the company has just rolled out a new version of its voice and video calling software solution for Mac.Skype...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch Mobile Payments To Triple To $670B By 2015; Digital Goods Will Represent 40% Of Transactions
Juniper Research is releasing a new study today that reports that the transaction value of mobile payments for digital and physical goods, money transfers and NFC (Near Field Communications) transacti...
04:28 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch LightSquared Raises $265 Million To Build High-Speed Wireless Network
LightSquared, a company that is developing a wholesale only, net-neutral 4G-LTE network that combines with satellite to provide nation-wide broadband wireless access, has raised $265 million in new fu...
04:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch Dealised Powers Group Buying Sites, Raises $6.5 Million
Dealised, which offers technology that allows third parties to run a group buying service from their own websites, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding. The Singapore company raised the round f...
01:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch GSR Ventures Raises Fourth China Fund at $350M
GSR Ventures has raised its fourth venture fund focused on investing in early stage Chinese companies. It took just six weeks of effort, was completed in a single close, and more than 80% of the commi...
08:47 am GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch Stars Versus Great Teams
It is a truism in Silicon Valley that star employees are worth ten to one hundred times as much as ordinary employees. This calculus is especially true for software engineers, but also applies to pro...
02:27 am GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg Is The Most Followed User On Google+
In what must be somewhat embarrassing for Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the most followed user on Google+, according to theGoogle+ Statistics counter.The Faceb...
12:03 am GMT - Tue, July 5, 2011
Techcrunch Realtime Search On Hiatus While Google And Twitter Figure Themselves Out
Sometime on the morning of July 3rd, Google Realtime Search mysteriously went offline and, assuming it was just another example of things breaking on a holiday weekend, most tech publications ignored ...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Techcrunch How This Year's Tech IPOs Are Doing, And Who's Next
Bubble or not, 2011 may go down as the year of the tech IPO. Not since the last bubble have we seen so many technology companies clamoring to go public. And halfway through the year, we still have man...
08:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Techcrunch The Way We Eat
"Where should we grab some food?"  Perhaps no other question has motivated more consumer technology entrepreneurs. Well, I say that only half-jokingly.While restaurants and these se...
08:26 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Techcrunch U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (@VP) Joins Twitter
Following President Barack Obama's announcement that he will actually start Tweeting from @BarackObama, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has also joined Twitter, under the account @VP. This seems to be t...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Techcrunch Google Offers Versus Groupon: The Portland Throwdown
Google Offers just finished its first month. Google has been testing its Groupon compete in Portland and I've been closely tracking the results.Doing a head-to-head comparison like this is a bit diffi...
07:10 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Techcrunch South Korea Promises Paperless Schools By 2015
The death of print has long been on the minds of journalists, writers, bloggers, etc. For those of us who grew up reading our books on paper, asking for magazine subscriptions, and watching our dads r...
06:12 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Techcrunch Declaration of Insurance Independence (Part II): Unleash The Health IT Startups
This is Part II of a two-part guest post.The only hope to address the need for innovation in healthcare is to reshape how care is delivered and paid for. Among other things, it's imperative that ther...
05:08 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Techcrunch WordPress 3.1 Downloaded Over 15 Million Times In Under 5 Months
The latest stable version of WordPress, 3.1, was first released on 23 February 2011. Now, less than 5 months later, the blogging software has been downloaded over 15 million times according to a tweet...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon Acquires UK-Based Online Book Retailer The Book Depository For International Expansion
Amazon is acquiring one of its competitors today, announcing that the e-commerce giant has bought The Book Depository International. The Book Depository is a UK-based online bookseller offering over s...
04:08 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Techcrunch SHAPE Services Acquires Developer Of "~fone', To Release IM+ Video App
Exclusive - SHAPE Services, the company behind the immensely popular, cross-platform IM+ messaging applications (and then some), has agreed to acquire CrispApp, the Hong Kong based developer of t...
03:18 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Techcrunch GammaRebels Aims To Be The YCombinator For Central Europe
As we've said before, there is a veritable explosion of private tech accelerator programmes springing up all over Europe. The latest to join the wave is GammaRebels, a new program based in Warsaw, but...
02:26 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Techcrunch Gadget Week On Fly Or Die (TCTV)
In this episode of Fly Or Die we go through a few popular gadgets including the MacBook-alike HP Probook 5330m, the EFun Nextbook, and the Nokia N9.We found most of the devices to be acceptable but we...
01:24 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Techcrunch A Nice Refreshing Glass Of Crisp Beer: Pintley Brings Social Tools To Beer Reviews
On this day of mirth, merriment, and almost constant inebriation, don't you owe it to yourself to pollute your body with only the finest amalgamation of rye, barley, hops, and water? As a beer con...
01:13 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Techcrunch Fox News Twitter Account Hijacked, President Obama Declared Dead
There's nothing even remotely amusing about this: some stupid kids - actual age unknown - have taken over the (verified) @FoxNewPolitics Twitter account and posted a series of messages declaring U.S. ...
12:02 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Techcrunch The HP ProBook 5330m: Where Have I Seen This Thing Before?
Does this thing look familiar to you? Granted, there are plenty of little differences, but at a first glance, what does this remind you of? If you said MacBook Pro, congratulations, we're on t...
10:38 am GMT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Techcrunch The GoogleSlide Quiet Launches Continue With Prizes ""  Social Contests For Money
The Slide group within Google has been busy. Disco, the group messaging app, quietly launched back in March. Then last week, Pool Party, a group mobile photo service entered into private beta. And tod...
09:02 am GMT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Techcrunch Will Our Grandchildren Be Asking What The Heck Facebook Was Someday?
Despite Facebook's relative lag in its embracing of the music industry, music videos and Facebook seem to be like a thing. The latest and most mainstream of examples is the treacly sweet "Unfriend You...
08:21 am GMT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Techcrunch Social Studies
The overall consensus is that Google has done some good work in avoiding where they have dropped the ball in previous efforts. Also some good work in creating a way to rapidly navigate through a serie...
03:44 am GMT - Mon, July 4, 2011
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Surprised That People Are Surprised He's On Google+
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg joining Google+ was a major media event, with everyone from Forbes to The Daily Mail covering the fact that the founder established a Google+ profile, building C...
09:19 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) MakerBot's Bre Pettis: "We Started With 3 Guys, A Laser Cutter, And A Dream" 
As Bre Pettis continues his conversation with Founder Stories host, Chris Dixon, the two discuss the challenges of running a business that literally requires nuts and bolts assembly. In this situation...
08:08 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2011
Techcrunch The Power Of Pull
What makes email, Facebook, and Google so valuable? Answer: Visiting them is largely unprompted, notwithstanding the synapses that fire in your brain that make you check your email, your Facebook ...
08:02 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2011
Techcrunch Sexual Activity Tracked By Fitbit Shows Up In Google Search Results
Yikes. Users of fitness and calorie tracker Fitbit may need to be more careful when creating a profile on the site. The sexual activity of many of the users of the company's tracker and online platfor...
05:57 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2011
Techcrunch Google's Six-Front War
While the tech world is buzzing about the launch and implications of Google's new social network, Google+, it's worth noting that Google isn't just in a war with Facebook, it's at war with multip...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2011
Techcrunch The Declaration of Insurance Independence
The scale of the Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Health Reform movement is dramatically bigger than I realized when writing about how that movement could affect the Talent Wars taking place in the tech communit...
08:36 am GMT - Sun, July 3, 2011
Techcrunch Google's "Pi"  In The Face
As we're all well aware by now, Google did not win the rights to the 6,000+ Nortel wireless and mobile patents. Instead, a consortium featuring many of their main rivals did. That has to sting. B...
07:22 am GMT - Sun, July 3, 2011
Techcrunch When Google Circles Collide
I like to create. You can find content I've created on my own blogs, TechCrunch, Facebook, Twitter, flickr, Quora, EveryTrail, Namesake, Yelp, foursquare, YouTube, disqus, Kindle and FlyerTalk. I crea...
11:30 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Techcrunch The Phoenix And The Dragon
I'm in India. It's a glorious mess. The streets of Delhi remain a seething, endless vortex of chaos, as they were when I last visited eleven years ago, but nowadays, gleaming new highways, shopping ma...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 7.2.11 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang "  Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor "  joined the Circle Game as channelled by Joni Mitchell and Tom Rush. Google + seems to be a...
07:47 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Techcrunch Weekend Giveaway: Toshiba 47-inch TL515 Series 3D LED TV
Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a Toshiba 47-inch TL515 Series 3D LED TV with natural, passive 3D display, choose TriVector 2D to 3D Conversion, 3D Resolution+...
07:44 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Techcrunch E-Commerce: Beyond The Metrics
For all the excitement around commerce these days, there have been only a few really big changes in the last 100 years. Sears pioneered the mail-order catalog, chains like Walmart consolidated big bo...
06:18 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Techcrunch Is Groupon Bad For Small Businesses?
If you watch the nightly news, you would assume there's a murder on every block, and if you've been reading TechCrunch recently, you would assume Groupon is murdering a small business in every city.Gi...
04:43 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Techcrunch New Wifi Tech Could Double Your Phone's Battery Life
If you ever get the sense that someone on the wifi network you're using is hogging all the juice, you may be right. Not only does sharing wifi with others downloading large files interfere with your e...
08:19 am GMT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Engineer Builds Google+ Inspired Facebook Hack
With many asserting that Google+ is heavily Facebook influenced, Facebook Engineer Vladimir Kolesnikov has flipped the switch and allowed himself to be inspired by the nifty Google Circles design...
08:19 am GMT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Engineers Build Google+ Inspired Facebook Hack
With many asserting that Google+ is heavily Facebook influenced, Facebook engineersVladimir Kolesnikov,Peng Fan,Zahan Malkani,Brian Rosenthalhave flipped the switch and taken inspiration from the...
07:37 am GMT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Techcrunch Carpooling Startup Zimride Hits 100 Million Miles Served [Infographic]
Though The American Automobile Association (AAA) is only expecting a relatively marginal 2.5 percent decrease in travel over the holiday weekend compared to last year, gas prices are currently averag...
07:28 am GMT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Techcrunch Paul Adams: Seeing Google+ In Public Is Like Bumping Into An Ex-Girlfriend.
Ex-Google UX guyPaul Adams is perhaps most known for his slideshow "The Real Life Social Network," which highlighted the perils of having one default group for sharing and emphasized that the ideal so...
04:55 am GMT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Techcrunch WikiLeaks Intends To Sue Visa And MasterCard For Blocking Payment
WikiLeaks has just announced its intent to file suit against Visa and Mastercard for blocking donations to the service last year. Its intent was announced in a press release, included below...
04:04 am GMT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Techcrunch The US Group Buying Universe [Infographic]
While the debate as to whether group buying as whole is a viable business model rages on post-Groupon S-1, there's no doubt that these social deal things keep sprouting up -- Yesterday someone introdu...
03:09 am GMT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Techcrunch Why Is Zynga Rushing Towards Its IPO?
The IPO window is now wide open, with everyone from Zynga to Groupon rushing towards it. Nobody knows how long that window will stay open (rule of thumb is 18 months), so better go public while you c...
01:55 am GMT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Techcrunch With 17M Registered Users, Tango Is Growing Twice As Fast As Skype Did Its First Year
Back in Skype's early days, it was adding users so fast that it liked to boast that it was "the fastest growing, globally available communications tool in history." Well, by at least one measure (reg...
12:40 am GMT - Sat, July 2, 2011
Techcrunch Google's Nexus Contraptions Bring A Rube Goldberg Diversion To YouTube
Here's a good way to spend the last few hours of your work week as we head into the long holiday weekend: Google has just launched a new game called Nexus Contraptions. It's full of slick graphics, ph...
11:43 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch Google Flirts With Hulu As It Searches For The Key To Video's Heart
Google is Greek myth-level ambitious, trying to fight the war for web audience on all fronts.And just as it's begun the battle in social, reports today hold that the search company is trying to court ...
11:40 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch TC Cribs Bloopers "" A Side Of Jason Kincaid You Have Never Seen Before (TCTV)
I need to start with a warning. Depending on your work environment, this may not be safe for work. Especially if you don't want to hear some a lot of four letter words. It may not be safe around small...
11:08 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch LinkedIn Cuts Off API Access To BranchOut, Monster's BeKnown And Others For TOS Violations
Exclusive: Professional social network LinkedIn has shut down API access to a number of developers for terms of service violations, according to the company. The six developers whose access to LinkedI...
11:05 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch Google Responds To Nortel Patent Loss: "The Outcome Is Disappointing" 
Late last night, it was revealed that Nortel had picked a winner for their patent portfolio. To the surprise of many, that winner was not Google, which had put up the initial "stalking horse" bid to g...
10:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Will Launch In-Browser Video Chat Next Week In Partnership With Skype
Earlier this week Facebook while visiting Seattle CEO Mark Zuckerberg tipped off Seattle press that the company would be launching an "awesome" new product next week that has been built by Facebook's ...
10:07 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch Zynga And Facebook: Pray They Don't Alter The Deal Any Further
Minutes ago, social gaming giant Zynga filed its much-anticipated S1, beginning the path to an IPO in which it's looking to raise $1 billion. We're currently combing through the document, which lays o...
10:05 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch As Zynga Files For $1B IPO, LinkedIn And Pandora Stocks Pop
Zynga filed for its much awaited $1 billion IPO this morning, revealing some impressive revenue and profit numbers. And it looks like recent tech IPOs Pandora and LinkedIn are seeing some major increa...
08:56 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch Zynga's Largest Shareholders And How Much They Own
Zynga just filed for its much-awaited $1 billion IPO and know we know how much founder Mark Pincus and the company's investors own in the company. Zynga's investors include Reid Hoffman, DST, Google, ...
08:52 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch A Snapshot Of Zynga's Financials: Revenues Grew 392 Percent Last Year To $600 Million
Zynga finally filed for its IPO today, and we now we get to take a look at its financials. At a high level, the company made nearly $600 million in revenues last year, and $90 million in profits. It...
08:12 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch Social Gaming Giant Zynga Files For $1 Billion IPO
Zynga has just filed its S-1 with the SEC, indicating that the company plans to go public. According to the filing, Zynga aims to raise as much as $1 billion, but this could be a place holder amount. ...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Xbox 360 Console And Two Tickets To Our August Capital Party #tcaugustcapital
For today's giveaway, we are giving away one Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect and two tickets to our 6th annual summer party at August Capital. The Xbox 360 Console comes with the Kinect sensor, built...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook To Hold News Event Next Wednesday For "~Awesome' Launch
As we heard from Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook is revealing something 'awesome' next week. And the invite to the news event just rolled into the press' inboxes today. The event will be held next Wednesday...
07:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch It's A Pretty Big Ship: HP Isn't After Apple, It's After The Enterprise
Loopinsight has an interview with HP's developer relations guy, Richard Kerris, where he basically says that WebOS is HP's enterprise strategy, not their consumer play. He says:"We think there's ...
06:58 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch Windows Phone Marketplace Reaches 25K Apps
Clearly the Android Market is growing rapidly, and there's no reason to even mention the Apple App Store, which just breezed by the 100,000 iPad app marker. But we can't leave the little guys out, esp...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch New UK Accelerator Launches With 1m Seed Fund, Borrows TechStars Model
Another day in Europe, another accelerator launched. The Difference Engine - an accelerator programme in the North of the UK we covered last year which borrowed heavily from the YCombinator/TechStars ...
04:20 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch Adobe Offers 50 Percent Discount For Final Cut Pro Users Who Switch To Premiere Pro
As you may have heard, Apple's new version of its video editing software, Adobe Final Cut Pro X, has received considerable backlash from users. And as Jim Dalrymple reports, video editing rival Adobe ...
02:03 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch Ricoh Plans To Expand Camera Business, Buys Pentax Brand From Hoya
Camera brand Pentax will soon have a new owner: Tokyo-based Hoya group, which purchased the brand in 2007, is ready to sell [notice of sale as an English PDF] it to Ricoh in October this year. Accordi...
12:44 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch Who Won The 6,000+ Nortel Patents? Apple, RIM, Microsoft ""  Everyone But Google
When Google first made the "stalking-horse" bid on the Nortel patent portfolio in early April, it was all but assumed that they would push hard and win the rights to the patents. They were hardly the ...
10:57 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch Buddy Media CEO Michael Lazerow Joins SavingStar Board of Directors
SavingStar, the national paperless grocery coupon service, announced today that Michael Lazerow, the founder and CEO of Buddy Media, has joined the company's board of directors. Launched in April 201...
09:10 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch Turn Google+ Into Facebook
<The social networking wars have dialed it up to 11 this week, with Google unleashing its highly anticipated (and highly leaked) Google+ social initiative upon the world on Tuesday -- to not ...
07:17 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch Behold: Path Comes To Android In Public Beta
Well, well, well. It looks like everybody's favorite limited social networking and photo-sharing app has finally come to Android. That's right, today Path announced via its blog that Path for Android...
06:22 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch Bing Gordon: Every Startup CEO Should Understand Gamification
Former EA executive, KPCB sFund lead and all around inspiring person Bing Gordon led a talk today at the sFund Gamification Summit breaking down platitudes like "gamification is important" into key ac...
05:26 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch Want To See Which Ads Perform Best? YC-Backed MixRank Is A Spy Tool For AdSense
Online advertising is growing, and much of that growth is happening in display advertising. While search ads still make up 46 percent of the total over display's 38 percent, display grew twice as fa...
04:17 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch What's Facebook Releasing Next Week? Not Project Spartan.
Apparently, Facebook is gearing up to show off something "awesome" next week. At least, that's what CEO Mark Zuckerberg told reporters while he was visting the Seattle Facebook offices yesterday. Reut...
03:11 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch Pool Party: Google Has Their Own Secret Photo-Sharing App Too ""  Built By Slide
Back in March, we first exposed Disco, a group messaging app that the Slide team within Google had built. And that's not all they've been working on. Say hello to Pool Party, another secret project by...
02:01 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch LinkedIn Is Sending Us Far More Referral Traffic Than Twitter.com Now
If I asked you which of the major social sites you thought sent us the most traffic, you might think it was Twitter. After all, the TechCrunch Twitter accounthas over 1.7 million followers. When you c...
01:17 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter Reaches 200 Million Tweets A Day, But How Many Come From Bots?
Twitter just crossed another huge milestone. People are now sending 200 million tweets per day across the service. This is up from 65 million tweets per day a year ago, or about 200 percent growth i...
12:54 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch Google's Uphill Battle With Social, Animated
NMA continues in its tech blog baiting campaign, this time capturing Google's multiple attempts to crack the nut of social in subtitled CGI format. Our ingenious Taiwanese friends have chose to repres...
12:52 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2011
Techcrunch Google's Uphill Battle With Social, Animated
NMA continues in its tech blog bait campaign, this time capturing Google's multiple attempts to crack the nut of social in subtitled CGI format. Our ingenious Taiwanese friends have chose to represent...
11:47 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Google Takeout, An Easier Way To Take Your Data With You
Lost in all the buzz around Google+ is an important new feature rolled out alongside it that makes it way easier to take all your data out of Google. It is called, appropriately enough, Google T...
11:01 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Andreessen-Horowitz Adds Jeff Jordan As General Partner, Leads $5M+ LikeALittle Series A
Andreessen-Horowitz, the prestigious VC firm started by Silicon Valley veterans Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, has just announced that it's added a new general partner: Jeff Jordan, the former CEO ...
10:29 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch A Startup Called Huddle Legally Ponders The Google+ Huddle Feature
As part of the new Google+ service came Huddle, a group texting app available to Android users. This makes mobile group collaboration easier, says Google. So far so good. Except... There's alread...
10:11 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Our Next Batch Of Tickets To Our 6th Annual August Capital Party Are On Sale Now
Summer is here and our 6th annual August Capital Party is just around the corner. Last week we released 100 tickets, all of which sold out in under an hour. Today we are releasing our next set of 100 ...
09:51 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch MOG Rolls Out Slick HTML5 Player, With A New Emphasis On Recommendations And Playlists
The online music race is now an all-out sprint: Amazon, Google, and Apple are now all offering (or preparing to launch) services that let you upload your music collection to the cloud, letting you lis...
08:47 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch PayPal Shutters Money Market Fund For Merchants
PayPal is shutting down its Money Market Fund, notifying participants that the fund will be closing as of July 29 of this year.PayPal users could previously put the money they earned from PayPal trans...
08:21 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Tictacti Secures Funding To Take On Heyzap In Game Aggregation
A lot of companies would like to get on the flash games bandwagon but have no core competency to do it. Out of Israel is a new white label solution called Tictacti. The startup has also now raised a ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Yobongo Aims To Up The Interaction With "Around"  And "Nudge" 
Yobongo has a problem that isn't an easy one to solve. They want to create a realtime communication tool centered around location. But if people around you aren't always on Yobongo, what do you do?...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Gilt Groupe And Gogo To Offer Exclusive In-Flight Deals To WiFi Users
Well this is interesting. Gilt Groupe is partnering with in-flight wifi provider Gogo to offer passengers exclusive in-air deals on the flash sales site. So when you log-on to Gogo WiFi on any Delta, ...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch President @BarackObama To Hold First @TownHall On @Twitter Next Week; @Jack To Moderate
President Obama has held town halls on both Facebook and YouTube, and to round things out a bit, the White House has announced that the President will be holding his first town hall on Twitter next w...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch @Jack To Moderate President @BarackObama's First @TownHall On @Twitter Next Week
President Obama has held town halls on both Facebook and YouTube, and to round things out a bit, the White House has announced that the President will be holding his first town hall on Twitter next w...
07:10 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Want A Google+ Invite Real Bad? Try eBay
So you still haven't gotten into the Google+ field trial, not even after Google allowed early users who did send invites for a while, and not even while there are loopholes abound? Desperate ...
06:57 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Guess Who Doesn't Like The HP TouchPad?
Erick is a cruel man. Known throughout TC HQ as the "Iron Stampede," his rages against technology products are epic and legendary. You should have heard him go off on Google+ yesterday. He was li...
06:48 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch (TechCrunched) 90 Seconds Of Top Tech News (TCTV)
We're trying something new this week by bringing you some of the top tech stories in video format. Time is short, and so is this video. We realize it is a bit rough around the edges but hopefully the ...
06:48 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunched: 90 Seconds Of Top Tech News (TCTV)
We're trying something new this week by bringing you some of the top tech stories in video format. Time is short, and so is this video. We realize it is a bit rough around the edges but hopefully the ...
06:47 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch As Google+ Invites Are Locked Down Here Are Some Work-arounds
Here in Europe we woke up to find Google had shut down the invitation process to Google +. So after a bit of testing I've found out the following how to bring your friends in to it while Google h...
06:18 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Onkyo Latest To Pay Microsoft Royalties Over Android Tablets
Microsoft is on a roll. Onkyo is the latest company to trade Android tablet royalties for access to Microsoft's patent licensing program. The details of the agreement wasn't released. This makes Onkyo...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch What WebOS Means To HP, Linux, And You
In John's review of the new HP TouchPad, he claimed that "WebOS is the real star of this show. The OS offers true multi-tasking and uses a system of "cards"  and "stacks" ...
05:31 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Google Teams Up With Virgin America To Allow Passengers To Test Out Chromebooks In-Flight
Google just announced that it is teaming up with Virgin America to allow passengers to "test-fly" the search giant's new Chromebook computers for free. Virgin passengers will be able to use the comput...
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Bre Pettis' Ambition: "One MakerBot Per Child"  (TCTV)
In this episode of Founder Stories, host Chris Dixon takes a look at a 3D printer while talking to the maker behind the MakerBot, Bre Pettis.If printing 3D objects sounds impressive, think about this....
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Flipboard 1.5 Integrates LinkedIn, Adds A Content Guide For Curated News Browsing
Social news viewing app An update to social news viewing app Flipboard goes live in the app store today, with a new souped up 1.5 version that optimizes the reader experience even further. Earlier thi...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch B&N Now Offering 30 Free Books For Upgrading To Nook
Got an "old" ereader you want to "upgrade?" Get yourself a Nook and B&N will throw in $315 worth of free books, 30 titles in all, including "Glory in the Fall: The Greatest Moments in World Se...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch BlinQ Is A Social Channel Guide For Your TV
There are plenty of apps that provide a social 'second screen' experience to watching TV, allowing users to check-in to TV shows, share commentary with friends, earn badges and more. But these apps do...
04:32 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Citrix Makes Strategic Investments In Graymatics And Gizmox
Citrix today announced two investments. The company is backing Graymatics, a stealth startup that is building a cloud platform for content-based analysis of video and other digital media, and Gizmox, ...
03:33 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch ANSYS Acquires Apache Design Solutions For $310 Million In Cash
ANSYS, which offers simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, has agreed to acquire Apache Design Solutions, a simulation software provider for low power...
03:06 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Robert Morris, Computer Security Expert, Dead At 78
Robert Morris, a security expert and father of Robert Tappan Morris, the creator of the Morris Worm, died near his home in Lebanon, N.H. of complications due to dementia. Morris spent almost a decade ...
02:22 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Skype For Android Now Supports Video Calls, Works Over WiFi And 3G
Thanks to an update of Skype's Android application, you can now make one-to-one video calls over both WiFi and 3G connections. You can download the Skype app from the Android Market or point your brow...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch StockTwits Comes To The Android
StockTwits, the mobile finance community currently available on the iPhone, is taking its experience to the Android today.Like StockTwits for the iPhone, StockTwits for the Android retains many of the...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Hands-On With The New Olympus PEN E-P3
Calling all closet Henri Cartier-Bressons: buy you a PEN E-P3, a packet of Gauloises and start shooting people kissing in the street. This new camera, part of Olympus' extended PEN line, is probably o...
06:48 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Walking Around In Circles: As Google+ Opens Up Will People Start Using It Correctly?
Last night, I wrote up my initial thoughts on Google+ after using it for a day. Overall, I find it pretty compelling so far. While there is a bit of a learning curve, after about 15 minutes, I fo...
05:12 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch BeenVerified Takes Background Checks Mobile With A New Android App And An iOS Rerelease
Background checks are now fully mobile, thanks BeenVerified's new app for Android and the re-release of the app on iOS. The Background Check App does exactly as you might expect: It pulls data from B...
04:35 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Luca Technologies Files To Go Public, Producing New Natural Gas From Old Wells
A Colorado cleantech venture, Luca Technologies, filed an S-1 today revealing its intention to go public, and raise up to $125 million (though that number could vary with the receptivity of the marke...
04:14 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Watch Twitter Explode: Google+ Invites Granted To Early Users
If there's been a question I've been asked more than "do you have any Google+ invites?", I can't remember it. And it's only been a day! Sadly, I haven't had any invites to give out. Google ha...
03:42 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Review: The HP Palm TouchPad
Short Version: Like Duckie from Sixteen Candles, Palm has been the perennial third choice. Even in its late heyday, when the Treo still ruled the airwaves and the iPhone was a faint glimmer in Apple'...
02:44 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch As Spotify Nears U.S. Launch, Rdio Launches A Native Windows App
As a non-ashamed Windows user and straight up Rdio fan, this makes me happy. Rdio has expanded its product suite with a native app for Windows XP, Vista, and 7.To be fair, I'm likely not going to use ...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Former Yahoo Engineer Quits To Build A Flickr Killer On Kickstarter
As Mike Arrington wrote back in April, it can sometimes feel like certain photo-sharing websites have more of a hostage-taking approach to their business models than a "lets-please-the-customer" mode...
02:22 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Google Now Lets Website Owners Measure The Power Of +1 (And Any Other Social Widget)
Back in March, Google officially started rolling out the +1 Buttonin its search results, allowing users to vote up the pages they found most useful. Two months later, on June 1, it launched a wid...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Larry Summers Joins Andreessen Horowitz as Special Advisor
Andreessen Horowitz is announcing today that economist, former US Treasury Secretary and former President of Harvard Larry Summers is joining the firm as a special advisor.Beyond his well known academ...
01:32 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch He's Bringing Myspace Back: Justin Timberlake Takes A Stake
You know whatisn't cool? $35 million isn't cool ... So in a move that makes truth stranger than fiction, Justin Timberlake, who played Facebook president Sean Parker in a movie calledThe Social Ne...
01:29 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch HP In Talks To License webOS ""  But Who Would Want To?
The fact that HP is considering licensing webOS isn't exactly news "  HP head honcho Leo Apotheker said as much in an interview weeks ago.What is news, however, is that such licensing deals ...
12:42 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2011
Techcrunch Get Posting With Gorgeous New Tumblr iPhone App
If you are part of the Tumblr Nation, and a growing number of you are, then you will want to download Tumblr's new iPhone app, redesigned from the ground up with a new interface. It loads up your Tum...