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10:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Techcrunch Competing Against The Big Guys
The narrative of the little guy going up against the hulking giant is baked into the history of Silicon Valley, starting with thetraitorous eightleaving Shockley Semiconductor to subsequently found In...
09:27 pm GMT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Techcrunch Facebooks Zuckerberg: If I Were Starting A Company Now, I Would Have Stayed In Boston
Yesterday, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at Y Combinator's Startup School in a candid interview with Y Combinator Partner Jessica Livingston. You can watch the full interview...
06:36 pm GMT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Drew Houston: Dropbox Users Save A Billion Files Every Three Days
In episode II ofErick Schonfeld'sFounder Storiesinterview withDropboxco-founder,Drew Houston, Houston describes how releasing a demo video to Hacker News during Dropbox's early days catapulted his com...
02:02 pm GMT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Techcrunch We Came, We Saw, We Hacked #TCDisruptBJ
What fuels Silicon Valley is a never ending desire to solve problems, make things work and get things done, no matter what the obstacles. If anything is testament to the universality of this spirit, i...
10:06 am GMT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Techcrunch Siri Ported To iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G
In a moment as historic as Alexander Bell's call to his assistant, an iPhone hacker wrote on Twitter that he had successfully ported Siri to the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch. He wrote "Actually, it just wo...
10:06 am GMT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Techcrunch Introducing The First TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing Hackathon Winners
Between bridging the translation gap, the lack of and then abundance of morning coffee, collective Internet struggles and the many many hacks usingTianJi's("the LinkedIn of China") API, the TechCrunch...
07:25 am GMT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Techcrunch Watch TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing Hackathon Live
Ni hao! It's now morning and all of us here at the Disrupt Beijing Hackathon are somehow awake. We've got around 50 survivors of a grueling night spent coding about to take the stage and present the f...
04:52 am GMT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Techcrunch Classy: Google Is Running Zagat Ads Against Mobile Searches For Yelp
If you search for "Yelp" on Google from your mobile phone the top paid result, even above the organic result to Yelp.com, takes you to Zagat. While it is a common practice for companies to advertise a...
03:49 am GMT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Revealed As Purchaser Of Mapping Tech Company C3
Back in March, we posted a demo of C3 Technology's extremely cool 3D maps. The reconstructions of landmarks and buildings are created by a technique (as I understand it) similar to the Kinect hack we ...
03:07 am GMT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Techcrunch Its Time For Google To Let Google Voice Live Up To Its Promise
Last week TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington wrote a post highlighting the fact that iPhone users can get a surprisingly good experience using Google Voice if they're willing to switch to Sprint. Go...
01:22 am GMT - Sun, October 30, 2011
Techcrunch The Most Effective Habit For Entrepreneurs
There was a girl at a party, Ona, who then started telling me how she met her current boyfriend. She just simply told him she liked him. I was insanely jealous right then of this guy. Here was this be...
11:50 pm GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On Its Official: Privacy Is Dead (TCTV)
Yes, its really true. Nobody can hide anything anymore in our digital age of transparency. And thus, Dov Seidman, author of the re-releasedHowand CEO ofLRN, says we have entered an era of behavior in ...
11:24 pm GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch Late-night Scenes From The Beijing Hackathon
With all chips in, see what our hackers are up to in the wee hours of the night at the TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing hackathon!...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Houston On Pitching Dropbox: Tom Cruise In Minority Report Is Not Carrying Around A Thumb Drive
Dropboxco-founder,Drew Houstonrecently sat down with TechCrunch Editor,Erick Schonfeldto discuss the origins of Dropbox - a service that allows users to upload and access their files from virtually an...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch EA Wants To Take On Zynga, But Does This Just Mean More Madden?
After churning out a parade of sequels to all of their flagship games, has EA finally learned its lesson? Last month, EA CEO John Riccitiello said that his company is taking dead aim at Zynga, implyin...
10:55 pm GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Beijing: The Night Shift
It's 12:49 am at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Beijing; Unlike any other hackthon I've attended, late night hacker snacks here include Tea Eggs, Italian Red Meat Flavor potato chips, Yanjing beer, ...
10:55 pm GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing Hackathon: The Night Shift
It's 12:49 am at the TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing Hackathon; Unlike any other hackathon I've attended, the late night hacker snacks here take the prize for unique brain fuel. They include Tea Eggs, Ital...
10:11 pm GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch In The Halls Of The Hedge Fund Hackers
I went down to the demonstration today, to get my fair share of bemusement. Occupy Wall Street seemed drizzly, dejected, and oddly disconnected from the world around it. I approve of their goals, and ...
10:07 pm GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch How Klout Got Klout.com
While everyone is making up their minds about whether Klout is an utterly meaningless service or the divine "standard for influence" the world has been clamoring for, I had an interesting chat with Kl...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch Nokia Vs. The Industry: A Look At The Global Battle Over Mobile Advertising [Infographic]
Mobile advertising as you've likely heard, is hott right now. (With two "t's", yes.) According to comScore, mobile advertising spend is projected to hit $2.5 billion by 2014, with $2.7 billion project...
06:39 pm GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch (Sort Of) Live From The Beijing Hackathon: We Talk To The Hackers
Our own Greg Kumparak walked through the Hackathon Hall this evening, talking to all and sundry about their projects. Some notable hacks included an app for the ladies. How does it work? In Asia, guys...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Glass
Here are some of yesterday’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Glareless Glass, Flexible Solar-Powered E-Paper, And More From FPDI Best Buy Has 32GB TouchPads For $149, But Theres A Catch Video: Mu...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch New Site Wants To Crowdsource Stories And Photos From The Peace Corps
To celebrate the fifty years of the Peace Corpss work in 139 countries, journalist and former Peace Corps volunteer Maureen Orth has created an online platform, called PeaceCorpsPostcards, for former ...
11:59 am GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch Meet The Disrupt BJ Hackathon Hackers
And we're off! These are some of our Hackathon Hackers, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and ready to hack here at TC Disrupt BJ. We tried our hardest to grab some great folks and it's a pleasure working ...
11:01 am GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch New Site Wants To Crowdsource Stories And Photos From The Peace Corps
To celebrate the fifty years of the Peace Corpss work in 139 countries, journalist and former Peace Corps volunteer Maureen Orth has created an online platform, called PeaceCorpsPostcards, for former ...
09:35 am GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch California Finally Approves Online Voter Registration (Sadly, Its Just 1 Of 11 States To Have Done So)
So, this piece of news managed to sneak under the radar, but it's worth recognizing as a victory for the Internet and for the state of California. Digital technology has been slow to come to some offl...
09:19 am GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch The TechCrunch Hackathon Beijing Is About To Begin #disruptbj
We're about fifteen minutes away from the start of Disrupt Hackathon Beijing and it looks like we have about 350 people on the floor and teams are forming now. It will be interesting to see what folks...
05:01 am GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch YouTube Confirms Plans To Take On Cable With Channels, Names Dozens Of Partners
YouTube's ambitions to challenge cable television head-on are getting a big boost tonight: the world's largest video site is announcing that it's lined up a slew of new content partners who will be de...
03:20 am GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch LiveMinutes Launches Simple, Free Document-Based Web Conferencing Service
There are still a number of pain points with existing web conferencing platforms, including having to install software, complicated pricing plans, poor usability, and cluttered interfaces. LiveMinute...
03:08 am GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch Marc Benioff Wants To #OccupyTheEnterprise
Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff has a knack for taking what is happening on the consumer web and applying it to business. He even spins #OccupyWallStreet as a something businesses should lear...
02:20 am GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch LiveMinutes Launches Simple, Free Document-Based Web Conferencing Service
There are still a number of pain points with existing web conferencing platforms, including having to install software, complicated pricing plans, poor usability, and cluttered interfaces. LiveMinute...
01:53 am GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch Best Buy Has 32GB TouchPads For $149, But Theres A Catch
Here's one to file under "completely unexpected" -- remember HP's long-dead TouchPad? Well, apparently it's got some life it in yet, as Best Buy will be allowing their customers to purchase a 32GB mod...
01:08 am GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch Glareless Glass, Flexible Solar-Powered E-Paper, And More From FPDI
You wouldn't expect an event like FPDI, the Flat Panel Display International Exhibition, to be much more than a dry little gathering of circuit benders and substrate wranglers. And that's kind of what...
12:08 am GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch GameStop Starts Selling Android Tablets Bundled With Games
Perhaps realizing that re-selling other people's boxed games wasn't exactly a sustainable business model, GameStop decided a few months back that it was going to try selling devices as well. The iPhon...
12:01 am GMT - Sat, October 29, 2011
Techcrunch 6Waves Lolapps Acquires Chinese Social Gaming Company Smartron5
Social and mobile game developer 6waves Lolapps has acquired Beijing-based social gaming company Smartron5. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Smartron5, which is backed by Origo Partner...
11:27 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch LaidOffWithMe: The Day The Axe Fell At BuyWithMe
Editor's note: Guest contributor Peter D'Amatowas recently laid off as a copywriter at daily deals site BuyWithMe, which cut half its staff and is trying to sell itself to Gilt Groupe. Below is his ac...
11:18 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch (Keen On) Customer Service Guru: Reed Hastings Deserves Everything That He Gets (TCTV)
Netflix is not only in the movie business, it is also turning into this years biggest corporate horror story. Having increased its price by 60% earlier this summer, Netflix has lost 800,000 customers ...
11:12 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Supplanted By Facebook Messenger, Beluga Will Stop Swimming On November 11
Beluga, the slick group messaging app that Facebook acquired back in March, is shutting down. In a post on Beluga's blog, the company's original team of three writes that, beginning November 11, you'l...
10:48 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Hulu Signs Five-Year, In-Season Content Streaming Deal With The CW
After Netflix signed a deal with The CW Television Network, Hulu is the next online movie platform to announce an agreement with the network. Hulu has just announced a five-year licensing agreement w...
10:37 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Socialcam: Further Proof That You Folks Really Like Your Filters
Since last spring we've been tracking the progress of Socialcam, the 'Instagram for Video' that spun off from Justin.tv. The app, which is available for iOS and Android, hit the 2 million download mil...
10:03 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch W3i Suggests iOS Developers Use MAC Address As UDID Replacement
Mobile app monetization and distribution networkW3iis announcing the results of its tests to determine whether or not an iPhone's MAC address can serve as a replacement to the UDID (the unique device ...
09:57 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Your New Weekend Plans: Disrupt Beijing Livestream Starts Tomorrow
Maybe you couldn't join us in Beijing for our first international Disrupt conference, but all is not lost!Step one: Order your favorite Chinese takeout.Step two: Tune into the livestream from Beijing,...
09:12 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Nokia Devises U.S. Strategy, But Can They Pull It Off?
Nokia's new Windows Phones won't hit our shores for at least a few more months, but Nokia's top brass is already hard at work devising their strategy for cracking the U.S. market. According to Digits,...
09:03 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch The Latest From Betaworks: Findings. A New Way To Share Book Passages And Web Marginalia
Reading, which began as a solitary activity, is increasingly becoming a social experience. We share links constantly on Twitter and Facebook to the latest blog posts and articles we are reading, and ...
08:33 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Linux Foundation, Canonical and Red Hat Weigh In On Secure Boot
There's been some hubbub lately about Secure Boot, a hardware-verified, malware-free operating system bootstrap process that aims to improve the overall security of computers. Part of the UEFI specifi...
08:21 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Judge: No Stickers Or Posters About Health Risks In San Fran Cell Phone Shops
While the debate is still ablaze over whether cell phones actually cause damage to the brain and/or body, San Francisco recently lost patience and went ahead passing legislation requiring cell phone s...
08:11 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Gilt Groupe Acquiring BuyWithMe
Flash sales giant Gilt Groupe is acquiring the troubled daily deals startup BuyWithMe, which recently saw over half its staff laid off after the company failed to raise the funding it needed to surviv...
08:11 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Gilt Groupe Reportedly Acquiring BuyWithMe
Flash sales giant Gilt Groupe is acquiring the troubled daily deals startup BuyWithMe, which recently saw over half its staff laid off after the company failed to raise the funding it needed to surviv...
07:07 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch The New Google TV: 4 Demo Videos Including Looks At The New Apps
Google just announced the major refresh of Google TV. It adds a bunch of new features to the platform including Android Market and a TV & Movies. I'm not entirely sure this new coat of paint will ...
06:58 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Google TV Update Rolls Out On Sunday: Better Content Discovery, Android Market, But Hulu Is Still Blocked
Google TV is finally ready for prime time a year after it officially launched. Starting on Sunday, the update will first roll out to the Sony Internet TV units with the Logitech Revue units getting it...
06:56 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch New Startup Accelerator Gen Y Capital Partners Will Fund Young Entrepreneurs, Pay Off Student Loans
This week, with support from the White House and the Obama administration, the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) announced the launch of a new startup accelerator and investment company, Gen Y Capital ...
06:53 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Pictured: The (Ridiculous) BlackBerry Porsche P9981
I promise I'll stop harping on RIM for a while, but I couldn't resist -- the BlackBerry Porsche P'9981's product page has gone live, and it affords us several new looks at the silliest-looking RIM dev...
06:27 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch YC-Funded RideJoy: Hitch A Ride On The Cheap (Or Make Some Dough On Your Next Roadtrip)
Looking to take a trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles without putting a major dent in your wallet? RideJoy, a YC-backed startup that's launching today, might have exactly what you're looking for. T...
06:27 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch YC-Funded Ridejoy: Make Some Dough On Your Next Roadtrip (And Maybe Some New Friends)
Looking to take a trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles without putting a major dent in your wallet? Ridejoy, a YC-backed startup that's launching today, might have exactly what you're looking for. T...
06:27 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch YC-Funded Ridejoy: Make Some Dough Back On Your Next Roadtrip (And Maybe Some New Friends)
Looking to take a trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles without putting a major dent in your wallet? Ridejoy, a YC-backed startup that's launching today, might have exactly what you're looking for. T...
06:23 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On Failure Is The Ultimate Rebirth (TCTV)
In Silicon Valley, failure has been democratized. You dont need a lot of money to fail. Nor do you need any previous experience. Take, for example,Brian WongandRoger Dickey two young Silicon Valley en...
06:23 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Judge Dismisses Class Action Lawsuit Over Facebooks Friend Finder Feature
A class action lawsuit filed against Facebook over its FriendFinder feature was dismissed yesterday by a California federal judge. In the case of Robyn Cohen, et al. v. Facebook, a group of the netwo...
06:16 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch The iPhone 4S Has Been Jailbroken
Listen up, fanboys, because this is one you won't want to miss. The iPhone 4S has been officially jailbroken.iClarified reports that the iPhone Dev-Team found a way to get Cydia running on both the iP...
06:04 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Sees 600,000 Compromised Logins Per Day
New figures from Facebook reveal how often the social networking site's users are hacked. In the blog post announcing the forthcoming "Trusted Friends" feature, Facebook also an included infographicde...
05:54 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch RIMs PlayBook Push: Buy Two, Get One Free
RIM's ailing PlayBook has seen its fair share of price cuts at your local big box retailers, but here's a deal just for all you businessfolk out there. From now until the end of the 2011, RIM is runni...
05:54 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Is The Nook Color 2 Launching On November 7th?
The Kindle Fire is about to get some major competition and as early as November 7th. The Digital Reader, pretty much the best source online for ebook news, has several sources indicating that B&N ...
05:40 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch How Will Apple Do Without What Would Steve Do?
A few days ago, I wrote about the possibilities for Steve Jobs' final "One more thing..." It seems pretty clear at this point that when he passed away earlier this month, he was still hard at work on ...
05:22 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Nintendo Is Planning In-Game Virtual Item Sales For 3DS
It seems factors like the smartphone gaming revolution, the rise of social games, and shrinking video game sales do have an impact on Nintendo's business strategy after all. Various Japanese media, i....
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Fab.com Nabs Former Etsy VP As COO, Design Within Reach Founder Joins As Advisor
Design sales site Fab.com is growing fast; adding nearly 200,000 new members the past 30 days alone, and processing ten thousand plus orders per week. That's impressive for a startup that started an e...
04:45 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch The King Has Fallen: Samsung Dethrones Apple As Smartphone Leader
Before the Samsung Galaxy Nexus even goes on sale, Samsung has managed to take the lead against Apple to become the largest mobile phone maker by revenue in the third quarter of 2011. Nokia still hold...
02:03 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Murata Shows Robotic Walking Aid Shopping Cart
Japan-based Murata caused quite a splash in the tech world with their awesome unicycle humanoids a while back, and now the company is applying the robot technology used in those machines for something...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Hearted
Here are some of yesterday’s Gadgets stories: Redbox Raises Price On Rentals To $1.20 Microsoft Patents Manipulation Of 3D Virtual Objects, Throwing Gestures Gunnar Optiks Intros Glasses For The...
11:05 am GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Dublins Datahug Raises $1.5 Million From Ron Conway, VC Firm
Enterprise relationship startup Datahug has scored $1.5 million in a seed funding round led by Ireland-based Oyster Technology Investments, with Silicon Valley super angel investor Ron Conway chipping...
09:46 am GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Dear Apple, Please Make My iPhone 4S Battery Life Suck Less
I think I figured out what the "S" stands for in the iPhone 4S. Now, to be clear, I love my new iPhone 4S. I talk to it even when there isn't a human on the other end of the line. Sometimes it talk...
07:01 am GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Live in Beijing and Thinking about Starting a Tech Company? Read. This. Post. Now.
The Disrupt Beijing Hackathon starts in a little more than 24 hours, and we've been working hard over the last few days to make it even more of a no-brainer for local Beijing developers to attend. In ...
06:13 am GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Bill Gates On The Miracle Of Availability And Applying Computer Science To The World
Bill Gates just gave a talk at the University of Washington's School of Computer Science and Engineering. As is typical of his talks, this one was broadly focused on new and helpful implementations of...
05:12 am GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Codecademy Raises $2.5 Million To Teach You How To Code
The term "hot startup" gets bandied about pretty frequently. But there are few companies it applies to more than Codecademy, a startup which, of all things, teaches you how to program. Today, the comp...
02:47 am GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Redbox Raises Price On Rentals To $1.20
This will not end well. Redbox, in position to be the cheap, local, easy alternative to the confusing, troublesome Netflix, has decided to raise its rates to $1.20 per day. I guess they wanted a piece...
02:15 am GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Bill Gates Speaking At University Of Washington Watch The Stream Here
Bill Gates is set to give a talk today for an event at the University of Washington's School of Computer Science and Engineering. It starts at 3:30, so in just about fifteen minutes. We've got the str...
02:15 am GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Bill Gates Speaking At University Of Washington Watch The Stream Here (Update: Its Over)
Bill Gates is set to give a talk today for an event at the University of Washington's School of Computer Science and Engineering. It starts at 3:30, so in just about fifteen minutes. We've got the str...
01:22 am GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Patents Manipulation Of 3D Virtual Objects, Throwing Gestures
Another batch of Microsoft patent applications have trickled into public view, and these ones may be even cooler than the last bunch. They describe "flinging gestures," interaction with 3D virtual obj...
01:03 am GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Google+ Resurrects Playback Feature From Wave, Renames It Ripples
Last August, Google asked us all to say good-bye to Google Wave. Some said Wave was ahead of its time, some said that the platform had enough features to sink the Titanic. However, Google today announ...
12:55 am GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Chinese Search Engine Baidus Q3 Revenue Up 85 Percent To $655M; Profit Up 80 Percent To $295M
Chinese search engine Baidu posted strong earnings today, with total revenue in the third quarter of 2011 coming in at $654.7 million, an 85.1% increase from the same period in 2010. Baidu's net incom...
12:32 am GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch HomeAways Q3 Revenue Up 37 Percent To $61M, Posts A Loss In Net Income
Newly public home rental service HomeAway is reporting third quarter earnings today, posting a 37 percent increase in revenue to $61.1 millon from $44.6 million in the third quarter of 2010. The compa...
12:22 am GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Gild Hits Half A Million Members, Now Lets Developers Face-Off To See Whos Got The Most Skillz
Gild, a TechCrunch Disrupt startup and a game-ified jobs platform for developers, raised $2.4 million in seed funding from Globespan Partners back in August. Since launching at Disrupt a year ago, Gil...
12:13 am GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch HP Reconsiders Spinning-Off PC Division, Personal Systems Group Will Remain Part Of The Company
HP caused a minor uproar when it announced just prior to Leo Apotheker's departure that it was considering splitting off its PC division. Well, after two months of internal debating, the Personal Syst...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, October 28, 2011
Techcrunch Locked Out Of Facebook? Your Friends Will Soon Be Able To Help You Get Back In
Facebook says it will soon allow you to get help from your friends when you get locked out of your Facebook account. According to a post on Facebook's official Security page, you'll be able to designa...
11:44 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Metaio Adds Gravity To Their Augmented Reality Platform
German augmented reality firm Metaio showcased some updates to their core technologies today at this years ISMAR conference in Basel, Switzerland. The company is documenting this update with out-takes...
11:41 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch RIM Offers Up A Device-Driven Look At Tomorrow
We've already gotten a glimpse of what Microsoft hopes the future will look like, but how about a different take? PocketNow was able to dig up a pair of videos created by RIM that offers yet another g...
11:33 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Nokia CEO Sees Broader Opportunity With Windows 8, Hints At Tablets
In a brief interview with This Is My Next, Nokia CEO (and mole for Microsoft, clearly) Stephen Elop hinted strongly at the potential for a Nokia-built Windows 8 tablet. While his statement was, strict...
09:54 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Sprint CEO: iPhone Data Efficiency Is The Key To Continued Unlimited Data
No one is more excited about the iPhone's availability at Sprint than CEO Dan Hesse. And it's no surprise either, seeing that the carrier is investing at least $15.5 billion over the next four years j...
09:41 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Google Apps Users Can Now Hangout (And More) On Google+
Last June, Google firstlauncheda beta of its long-anticipated social network, Google+. And it raised plenty of eyebrows: despite Google's history of flubbing 'social', Google+ actually shows...
09:32 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch 1000Memories Is About To Fill Facebook With Gen Xs Embarrassing Photos
I'm drinking a lot of coffee today because I was up well past my bedtime playing around with the test build of the newly launched ShoeBox iPhone application from 1000memories, now live in iTunes. This...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Social Loyalty Startup Topguest Launching White Label Service With Facebook Integration
Topguest, the hot loyalty program which rewards users for engaging with brands on social networks, now has 5 million Facebook users in its database, the company has just revealed. These customers are ...
08:36 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Motorolas New LTE-Packing DROID4 Caught On Film
Motorola fans may still be riding high on the announcement of the Droid RAZR, but Droid-Life has just gotten their hands on images of yet another Motorola handset in the works: the DROID4.The DROID4 a...
08:33 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Jolicloud Pivots Up To Be Your Personal Cloud Machine
It seems like Tariq Krim, founder of the early 'organise your digital life' play that was NetVibes has been on a journey - a journey to tackling fundamental problems about our online life, like how to...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel Back Next-Generation Digital Book Publisher Hyperink
Hyperink, a next-generation digital book publishing platform, has raised $1.2 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, SV Angel, Lerer Ventures, Launch Capital, Cyriac Roeding, Jack Abraham, an...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Khosla Ventures-Backed Snip.it Lets You Clip, Save And Share Collections Of Content On The Web
Snip.it, a startup that lets you create and share collections of content on the web, has raised a round of funding from Khosla Ventures, True Ventures, Charles River Ventures, and SV Angel. While the ...
07:58 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Google Offers Partners With 14 Deal Providers, Becoming A One-Stop Shop For Hometown Deals
Google has just announced a set of new partnerships with over a dozen niche daily deal providers, which will now be integrated into the Google Offers service, both on the Web and in the Google Shopper...
07:52 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch to Beijing: The Eagle Has Landed
It has begun. Some eight hours ago, eight more members of the TechCrunch team landed in Beijing. Giddy and jetlagged, we are spending every minute between wheels down today and curtain up Monday morni...
07:44 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Gunnar Optiks Intros Glasses For The Call Of Duty Obsessed
With the new Call of Duty game hitting shelves soon, Gunnar Optiks has released a limited edition pair of Modern Warfare 3 gaming glasses that promise to please the eyes of even the most obsessed game...
07:41 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Video: This Bendable Remote Control Has No Buttons, Doesnt Require Batteries
We've shown you the Leaf Grip Remote Controller a few weeks ago, but its maker, Japanese tech company Murata, decided to wait until the CEATEC 2011 exhibition to present it to the public. The device c...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Mobile Advertising Company 4INFO Raises $14M From Paul Allens Vulcan Capital And Others
Exclusive: Mobile advertising company 4INFO has raised an additional $14 million in funding led by Paul G. Allens Vulcan Capital, with Mitsui Global Investment and existing investors Draper Fisher Ju...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Redfin Raises Another $14.8 Million To Reinvent The Real Estate Market
Real estate is a market that's full of inefficiencies, headaches, and price gouging. Thankfully, there are a handful of startups looking to fix it, one of which is Seattle-based Redfin.Today the compa...
06:58 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch MoPub Launches New Marketplace For Real-Time Mobile Ad Bidding
MoPub, the mobile advertising startup founded by former AdMob and Google employees, has been known as kind of a"Doubleclick for mobile" until now. Today, the company is expanding its offerings with th...
06:47 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch CreepyAwesome Banjo App Now Pings You When Your Friends Are Nearby
Social discovery service Banjo, which launched its cross-platform mobile application for iPhone and Android earlier this summer, has just introduced a new way to keep track of where your friends are a...
06:43 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Microsofts Vision Of The Future Includes Touch-Sensitive Everything (And Beautiful People Only)
No one knows what the future will look like, but it's always fun to guess, right? Microsoft has an entire position dedicated to the task, titled "Director of Envisioning," which is held by David Jones...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On The Greatest Entrepreneurs Are Born To Deal With Failure (TCTV)
Few people know failure better than venture capitalists. Even the most successful fail much more than they succeed and the best are those, likeVinod Khosla, who acknowledge that their successes are mu...
06:20 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Video: This Electric Vehicle Wears Airbags For Ultimate Protection
A Japanese company called Humanix [JP], in cooperation with Hiroshima University, has developed a small electric car that "wears" airbags on the body. I am not really sure if the result can be called ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Gnip Adds Google+ To Social Media Monitoring Data Stream
Exclusive: Gnip, a provider of social media data to enterprise applications, is announcing today that it will be incorporating data from Google+ into its streams. Gnip will offer a keyword search...
05:51 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Majority Of Top 100 Brands Now Have Mobile Apps, Up From Just Half 18 Months Ago
A report being released today from mobile analytics firm Distimo finds that the majority of the top 100 brands (91%) now have a presence in at least one of the major mobile application stores, usually...
05:37 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Jobs Biography Sells Out In China As Fans Clamor For Copies
China is serious about Jobs-mania. All 250,000 copies of the book are sold out in the country and folks lined up before bookstores opened just to get copy. Considering publishers already faked the bio...
05:22 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Nintendo Reports US$923 Million Loss In The First Half Of This Fiscal Year
Not too long ago, Nintendo was printing money every month after landing two hardware smash hits in a row, the Wii and the DS. But these times are now over, it seems. The company posted their financial...
05:21 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch BlackBerry Porsche P9981 Unveiled In Dubai
Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to introduce you to the BlackBerry Porsche P'9981 -- the ugliest BlackBerry I've seen in years.Unveiled at RIM and Porsche Design's Dubai event, the new BlackBerry Porsc...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Schmaps In-Depth Analytics Platform Lets You Take A Deep Data Dive On Your Twitter Followers
Whether it be for advertising, targeting messages, or just for general knowledge, knowing who your Twitter followers are is information that is useful to any company, or brand. Today, Schmap is launch...
04:51 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch The 1% Will Love This Ostentatious Double iPad Case
Can't get your Angry Birds done on just one iPad? Are you what would be commonly termed "a Bluetooth-toting dbag?" Do you think you're more important than most people? Do your co-workers (or employees...
04:38 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Voting in #TheEuropas Awards For European Tech Startups Goes Live
Voting in The Europas Awards has gone live. Held annually, The Europas are the main European Awards for early stage Internet and Mobile technology startups. The are selected by a combination of an exp...
04:32 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Garmin FR70 Fitness Watch Wants To Track Your Body, Doesnt Care If you Train Inside Or Out
It's all about the data. The just-announced Garmin FR70 Fitness Watch doesn't care where you've been or where you're going. It only cares about your body while you're wearing it. Despite coming from G...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Like Mint For People In Debt: ReadyForZero Now Supports Mortgages & Loans
Y Combinator alum ReadyForZero is rolling out an upgrade to its debt management service today, with new features that will now allow its users to centralize and manage more of their debt using its onl...
04:19 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Motorola Droid RAZR Goes Up For Pre-Order At Verizon
This morning the Droid RAZR — the world's thinnest smartphone according to Motorola — is now available from pre-order from Verizon. The phone is still listed as available on Verizon's webs...
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch MicroVentures Raises $300,000 Fund To Invest In Facebook On Secondary Markets
MicroVentures, an online p2p investment service that aims to give accredited investors access to funding deals they might otherwise never see, has raised a $300,000 fund to invest in Facebook through ...
03:28 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Yandex Booms: Revenues Up 65%, Net Income Up 93% Year-Over-Year
Russian online search and advertising juggernaut Yandex this morning reported solid quarterly earnings, showing off increases in both revenues and net income, compared to 2010.The company, which raise...
03:27 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Prysm Raises 100M In Equity Funding, Begins Volume Production Of Its Laser Phosphor Displays
Behind the lasers and mirrors, Prysm is turning from a scrappy start-up to a major player. The company is announcing today an additional $100 million in equity funding, bringing their total raised fin...
02:58 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Livestream Refreshes Video Service: Viewers Can Rewind While Its Live
Livestream is unveiling a major upgrade to its live video service today. It won't be fully rolled out until December, but you can see a preview of it here or watch the video below. The new player br...
02:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Charted: Android Fragmentation
Michael DeGusta has done an amazing job charting the fragmentation of Android by visualizing the history of operating system updates on Android smartphones for sale in the United States....
12:24 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Radionomy Now Streaming 30 Million Hours Of Online Radio Per Month, To Raise $15 Million
We hear Radionomy, which provides a platform for creating and broadcasting online radio stations here in Europe, is out raising a $15 million round of funding with the help of French investment bank B...
12:14 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Socialbakers Acquires Social RSS, A Facebook Feed Reader, Adds Google+ Support
Social media analytics firm Socialbakers has acquired Social RSS, a popular feed reader app for Facebook. The deal follows on the heels of the company's earlier acquisition of Checkfacebook.com, which...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: The Walking Head
Here are some of yesterday’s posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: Video: This Robot Is Walking On Its Own (Without Using Motors Or Electricity) Video: Watch Cute Healthcare Robot RIBA II In Action Will ...
11:27 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz Raising $900 Million Third Fund, Triple The Size Of Its First
Silicon Valley VC firm Andreessen Horowitz is raising a third fund to the tune of $900 million, an unpaid blogger by the name of Michael Arrington reports. If the information checks out, the firm's Fu...
10:55 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Sony Will Buy Out Ericssons Stake In Handset Venture For $1.47 Billion
Sony Corp. has just announced that it will pay $1.47 billion for Ericsson's 50% stake in a joint mobile handset venture....
10:55 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Sony Will Buy Out Ericssons Stake In Sony-Ericsson Mobile For $1.47 Billion
Sony Corp. has just announced that it will pay $1.47 billion for Ericsson's 50% stake in a joint mobile handset venture....
10:46 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Nobody Gives A Damn About Your Klout Score
Remember that time that astrologers decided that they had gotten all the zodiac signs off by one, and everyone was so bewildered because all of a sudden you were NO LONGER AN ARIES BUT A PISCES and it...
06:32 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Passing 1 Million Downloads, Discovr Raises $1.1 Million; Launches On Mac App Store
Today, Discovr, the awesome tool that allows users to discover new apps for iOS (by way of interactive graphs) is announcing that it has passed the one million downloads milestone and has closed a $1....
06:02 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch With Funding In Tow, RAVN Beta Launches Its Search And Booking Engine For Local Activities
In November of last year, i/o Ventures-backed Skyara launched a platform that was essentially the Airbnb for experiences, as it allowed those who are in the position to offer cool experiences like a c...
06:01 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Report Puts Googles Zagat Purchase At $151 Million
The purchase price of Google's acquisition of restaurant review and guide source Zagat has been pinpointed at $151 million in cash, according to an SEC filing by the company itself and reported by Reu...
05:41 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Possible Signs Of Google Music Store Found In Android Market
To add a little more screencap credence to reports that Google will be launching its own Music Download Store within the next couple of weeks, people who attempt to access music.google.com from their ...
04:46 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Raise Cache NYC Teams With Turntable.fm: Crowley, Wilson & Weissman In The House
Silicon Valley is still king when it comes to startup hubs, but there's at least one area where NYC has it beat: having a good time for a good cause.In this case, the event is Raise Cache, and it's lo...
04:20 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Downsizing Its Video Team, Mahalo Refocuses On Education Apps; Plans To Release An App A Week
It's been a rough year for Mahalo. The startup, which was founded by Jason Calacanis in 2007, began its life as a human powered search engine that offered curated links in what was intended to be a mi...
04:08 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Google Declines To Remove Police Brutality Videos, Still Complies With 63% Of Govt Takedown Requests
What happens when you're the de facto distribution platform for something like Occupy Wall St or other events that run afoul of the police? Well, you end up getting an email through semi-official chan...
03:38 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch TCTV: TechCrunch Gadgets Webcast Presents A Little Nokia, A Lot Of Striiv
Your fine friends at TC Gadgets have gotten back together to discuss Nokia, Striiv, and the project Matt is building in his basement. ...
03:34 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Geekli.st Gets $600K To Give Geeks A Place To Brag
Developer communication network Geekli.st has raised $600K from angel investors Keith Richman, Nick Wilson, Neal Rapoport, Max Clark, Brian Tu, Sean Knapp, Jeff Fluhr, Joseph Shieh and Great Oaks VC....
02:55 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Canon Officially Unveils The Pixma Pro-1 Photo Printer
At a media even in the Big Apple, Canon today announced its latest flagship photo printer, the Pixma Pro-1. According to Canon, the Pixma Pro-1 is the world's first A3+ printer to boast 12 separ...
02:21 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Class Action Lawsuits Alleging Extortion Over Yelps Review System Dismissed
Last year, several lawsuits emerged that accused Yelp of extorting businesses to advertise in exchange for positive reviews. Yelp has just announced that a judge granted Yelp's request to dismiss thes...
01:57 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch RIM Faces Class Action Lawsuit Thanks To BlackBerry Outage
Sorry RIM, but it looks like the promise of free apps and tech support weren't enough to assuage the masses. According to the Financial Post, RIM is preparing to deal with a class action lawsuit filed...
01:37 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Will The Futures Pixels Be Micro-Mirrors?
I unintentionally set off a nice little flame war last week when I criticized Samsung's decision to go with a Pentile sub-pixel matrix for their new Galaxy Nexus phone, a display technology that doesn...
01:26 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Google Expands Real Time Analytics Beta, Spills Hundreds Of E-mail Addresses In The Process
If you're waiting in the queue for Google's Real Time Analytics Beta, we've got good news... and we've got bad news. The good news: Google has just let in another big round of participants, so odds ar...
12:57 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Baselines Steve Anderson: The Signaling Issue Is Real
When startups are choosing investors for their seed round, it is important to pick ones who will stick around for the long run. Otherwise, they may run into what Founder Collective co-founder Chris Di...
12:33 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch BlackBerry Bold 9790 Caught On Film Ahead Of Dubai Debut?
RIM may be pinning their hopes on BBX, but that doesn't mean they're done churning out classic BlackBerrys. Case in point: the revamped Bold 9790 has been revealed in a new set of photos that doesn't ...
12:32 am GMT - Thu, October 27, 2011
Techcrunch Conde Nasts iOS 5 Subscriber Bump: Trend Or Blip?
There's been some chatter about how Conde Nast's tablet editions of its popular magazines, which have enjoyed a large increase in subscribers since the release of Apple's Newsstand feature. It must be...
11:57 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Tokyoflash Goes Tron With The Kisai 7
Another day, another Tokyoflash watch. The Kisai 7 is a clever, fairly cool watch that looks like something Jeff Bridges picked out of his magisterial beard in the last Tron movie. Priced at $99 for t...
11:55 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Carsharing Service RelayRides Raises Another $3 Million, Led By GM Ventures
RelayRides, a car-sharing service that lets you rent (or rent out) cars a few hours at a time, has raised an additional $3 million in funding, adding on to the company's Series A round that now totals...
11:16 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Dont Count Kobo Out As The EReader Race Rumbles On
Kobo is about to launch their new Vox ereader/tablet and I think it's important to remember that the reader race isn't just down to two contestants: this Canadian company, while comparatively small in...
10:37 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Crazy Nokia Kinetic Concept Does The Twist
What. The. Bleep. Not to say that Nokia's new smartphones aren't interesting, but this crazy flexible smartphone-like device CNET spotted over at Nokia World has to be the coolest thing to grace the s...
09:56 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Pastebin Surpasses 10 Million Active Pastes
It took 8 years for Pastebin.com (which, for the unassociated, is sort of like the Internet's clipboard. Anyone can paste in a big ol' wall of text and share it with anyone else, often anonymously) to...
09:26 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Knowing What You Like Cognitive Match Teams Up On Real-time Targeted Ads
Onsite targeting solutions provider Cognitive Match has teamed up with independent advertising technology company Adnetik to increase the effectiveness of online campaigns. The partnership builds on A...
09:22 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Sincerely Raises $3 Million To Deliver Real-World Postcards, Holiday Cards On The Way
Thanks to services like iCloud and Google+, snapshots flow like water between mobile devices and the web these days. But many of those photos never make the jump from pixels to paper. And, as it ...
09:09 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Zingaya Secures $1.15m To Take On Russian Click-to-call Market
Zingaya, a Russian VOIP startup HQ-in London has raised $1.15 million in a Series A funding. Investors include Esther Dyson and Russian private investors. . I one "Untitled Venture Capital Company". I...
08:31 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch LGs Dual-Screen DoublePlay Smartphone Lands At T-Mobile For $99 On-Contract
If you are of the opinion that two screens are better than one, I come bearing good news. LG's new DoublePlay smartphone has today been made available at T-Mobile. ...
08:25 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Social Gaming Network PapayaMobile Coming To iOS
The popular social gaming network for Android, PapayaMobile, is announcing today that it's now expanding its gaming platform to iOS. The company is making its social development toolkits available to ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Justin.TV Brings Live-Streamed Video Gaming Portal TwitchTV To The iPhone
In June Justin.tv launched one of its first verticals, TwitchTV, a live-streamed video game portal and community for gamers. The platform has since taken off in terms of usage, and today, TwitchTV is ...
07:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Hitposts Sports+ iPad App Allows Fans To Follow Crowd-Powered Sports Coverage
Sports+ (formerly Hitpost) has launched a new iPad app for sports fans that features socially-powered feeds for every league, team and player you care to follow. These feeds include latest news, ...
07:54 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch ZipLists Grocery List & Recipe Search App Gets Overhauled
Foodies rejoice! ZipList, makers of online and mobile shopping lists and a recipe search service, is out now with a completely revamped iPhone application. The updated app syncs with ZipList.com and i...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Online Storage Service Backblaze Now More Unlimited Than Unlimited
Online store and backup service provider Backblaze this morning released version 2.0 of its flagship product, bumping up the allowed file size for storage and backups up to 'unlimited' and bringing ot...
07:07 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Jack Dorseys Advice To Nokia: You Make Too Many Products. Focus On 3
There is no shortage of Nokia news this morning. The struggling Nordic giant is trying to stage a comeback with a bevy of new productseverything from Windows phones to lower-end models. But maybe it...
07:06 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Patience Is A Virtue: Motorola Releases The 32GB Xoom 4G LTE, Available From Verizon From $499
Maybe somewhere out there, a diehard Motorola and Android fan has patiently been waiting for the LTE edition of the Xoom. He's stuck it out, not wanting to buy the 3G Xoom and eventually having to sen...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Private Stock Transactions Up 73 Percent This Year On SecondMarket
Despite a couple big-name companies like Groupon and Zynga lining up for IPOs, the demand for private company stock on alternative exchanges keeps rising. Private stock transactions on SecondMarket i...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Skype Brings Video APIs To SkypeKit For Desktop; Officially Launches App Directory
Microsoft-owned Skype is releasing a new version of its SkypeKit, which allows Skype calls, instant messaging, video chat and other features to be integrated by developers into consumer electronics. A...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Social Travel Planning Site Gtrot Debuts City Discovery Service
Social travel sharing/planning website Gtrot.com (short for globetrotting) is debuting a personalized city discovery service that aggregates travel recommendations from friends social network updates ...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch The Nexus One Isnt Invited To The Ice Cream Sandwich Social
We're all ready to get a hefty helping of Ice Cream Sandwich, but some may wait longer than others. HTC is still firmly on the fence about details, while Motorola has promised Android 4.0 to the Droid...
06:52 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On Chris DeWolfe: What I Learned From The MySpace Failure (TCTV)
There is always an element of the confessional about interviewing people, but I really felt like a priest when I interviewed MySpace co-founder and CEO Chris DeWolfe earlier this week. DeWolfe was key...
06:51 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Nokia: Lets Call It A Comeback
It's been a long time coming but after a decade of slowly losing its way, I think Nokia is headed back from the land of the lost.This is not to say that I think the two new Lumia phones will pull Noki...
06:24 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Augmented Reality App Maker CrowdOptic Scores $500,000 In New Funding
CrowdOptic, a maker of an augmented reality app and mobile analytics solutions for the enterprise, has raised $500,000 in new funding today in a round led by Bowman Capital. According to CEO Jon Fishe...
06:14 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch CBS Launches 60 Minutes Chrome Web App, Features Interview With Steve Jobs Biographer
In what I think is an interesting experiment, CBS this morning debuted a "60 Minutes" application that you can find in and launch from the Chrome Web Store (which just got a major facelift).Granted, "...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Brammo Grabs $28 Million From Polaris Industries To Power Development Of Electric Vehicles
TechCrunch readers may remember Brammo as the Oregon-based designer and manufacturer of all-electric motorcycles (and the battery technology and software that powers them), or as the makers of the bik...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch iPhone App Downloads Dropped In September, iPhone 4S Anticipation Pegged As Culprit
Marketing technology company Fiksu's data for the month of September shows the year's biggest drop in application downloads, a trend it claims was impacted by mobile consumers holding out for the next...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch PROTECT IP Opponents Claim Upcoming House Version May Hurt Twitter, YouTube, Facebook
Apparently "innocent until proven guilty" isn't going to hold up well on the interwebs. At least not according to a group called Demand Progress, who claims that the upcoming House version of the PROT...
05:39 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Troll Targets Facebook, Twitter In Patent Infringement Lawsuits
EasyWeb Innovations, hereafter referred to as 'EasyWeb' or, alternatively, 'some obscure patent troll looking to score coin by suing companies that actually innovate, rather than building and selling ...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Game Maker King.com Now Seeing 1 Billion Plays Per Month, Joins Facebook Top 10
Casual games publisher King.com is today announcing it has passed one billion gameplays per month and is now one of the top 10 largest developers on Facebook's social network. The company, which offer...
05:05 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Watch Cute Healthcare Robot RIBA II In Action
RIBA II is the name of a cute caretaker robot from Japan, which we covered before but now have a professionally made video of. The two-armed robot was developed by Tokai Rubber Industries and RIKEN (a...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Local Recommendations App Alfred Now Does Group Recommendations
Clever Sense's local recommendations app Alfred was already doing a great job suggesting restaurants, coffee shops, bars and nightclubs using its artificial intelligence-based system. But today, it's ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Mint Finally Brings Personal Finance Platform To The iPad
Mint.com has been available on a variety of mobile platforms, including iPhone and Android, but has not developed an iPad app. Considering the popularity of other finance apps on the iPad and the tabl...
04:57 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Ad Hoc Meet-Up In Hong Kong And Shenzhen
As you probably know, Disrupt Beijing is happening next week and I'll be heading south from Beijing after the event. I would love to hang out with folks in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. As it stands, I thin...
04:32 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch BlackBerry Bold 9900 And Curve 9360 Earn The MasterCard PayPass Cert, First SIM-Based Smartphones To Do So
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Curve 9360 have something to brag about: They are the first SIM-based smartphone to earn the MasterCard PayPass Certification. This states MasterCard feels the phones have...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Yodlee Partners With Bank Of America To Bring Its Financial Apps To Online Banking
If you're not familiar with Yodlee, they're the financial services company that developed technology to make back-end aggregation of bank data secure and speedy so that services like Mint.com could be...
03:39 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Sprint Cuts Quarterly Losses, Bets On iPhone For Subscriber Uptick
Sprint Nextel, the no. 3 carrier in the United States, reported its quarterly earnings today, and they're quite solid. In Q3 2011, the company generated consolidated net operating revenues of $8.3 bil...
03:29 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Benchmark-Backed Nextdoor Launches As A Private Social Network For Neighborhoods
There have been a number of startups that have tried to create a social network for neighborhoods and communities, including OhSoWe and DeHood. But there isn't one platform that has been able to be th...
03:26 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Potternavi: Pioneer Announces 3G-Equipped GPS For Bikes
Pioneer yesterday announced the so-called Potternavi [JP], a GPS for bicycles that will be available in white or black. Buyers can expect a 2.4-inch color LCD with 240320 resolution, ANT+ support...
03:25 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Sociable Labs Raises $7 Million To Help Retailers Manage Social Commerce
Sociable Labs, a startup that helps online retailers increase referral traffic and sales using social commerce, has raised $7 million in Series B financing led by Battery Ventures. The startup was ori...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Twilio Leaps The Pond: Now Live In The UK, All Of Europe By Years End
Over the last few years, developer-facing services like Heroku and AWS have proven immensely popular, helping reduce the hassles that programmers have to deal with. One of the biggest success stories ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch SkimLinks Harnesses Atma Links Acquisition To Power SkimWords 2.0
One of the most popular ways for publishers to monetize their content aside from basic banner and AdSense ads is through affiliate programs. These are often transparent to users: you'll click a link...
02:44 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch CashStar Lands $12 Million To Let Your Customers Send Mobile, Social, And eGift Cards
Back in February, digital gifting platform CashStar raised $5 million in series B funding from Allen and Company and Passport Capital. Today, the startup is announcing that it has cashed in on yet ano...
02:14 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Video: This Robot Is Walking On Its Own (Without Using Motors Or Electricity)
And we're one step closer to the Robocalypse: a research team at the Nagoya Institute of Technology has developed a passive robot that can walk on its own. All it needs to get moving is a gentle push ...
02:04 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Get To Know The All New Nokia Windows Phone(s) In 9 Videos
Nokia this morning introduced a series of 'basic smartphones' (Asha) and higher-end Windows Phone-powered smartphones (Lumia) at the Nokia World 2011 event in London.The company has put up a whole bun...
01:26 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Nokia Upgrades Its Augmented Reality Browser Live View
One of the minor but noteworthy things Nokia announced today at its Nokia World event in London is the release of an updated version of its augmented reality browser Live View, previously available in...
01:10 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Nokia Debuts Their First Windows Phones: The Lumia 800 and Lumia 710
It's nice and early in London, and Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has finally put to rest months of speculation today by unveiling Nokia's first batch of Windows Phones at the Nokia World conference. It's bee...
01:06 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Red Gate Acquires Microsoft Partner And BizSpark Company Cerebrata
Red Gate this morning announced that it has acquired Cerebrata, an India-based maker of tools that helps developers build applications that run on Microsoft's Windows Azure platform. In fact, Cerebrat...
12:44 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Nokia Aims To Connect The Next Billion People With Budget-Friendly Asha Series
We're all waiting for Nokia to unveil their new Windows Phones already, but Nokia's clearly going to make us wait a bit longer. The Nokia Asha series is the first to take the stage, and according to N...
10:59 am GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Kik Debuts New Symbian, Windows Phone Messaging Apps At Nokia World
Exclusive - Kik is today launching new Symbian and Windows Phone apps at the Nokia World event in London. The nifty cross-platform messaging app is making its debut on Symbian, albeit in private beta,...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Linux Foundation Announces Long Term Support Initiative for CE Manufacturers
The Linux Foundation is rocking out in Prague this week and they've got some interesting news to share. In addition to adding five new European members and the one year anniversary of the Foundation's...
08:20 am GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Exhibit 4G II Is T-Mobiles First No-Contract 4G Android Phone, Launches Oct. 27th For $200
I'm no proponent of cheap phones (after a few years of mandatory monthly dues, that money you save up front is a drop in the bucket) but if you insist, T-Mobile's got a new one for you. They've just ...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Brightcoves New Players Aim To Improve HTML5 Video Compatibility
Viewing web video content on three different devices is likely to yield three different outcomes. Even if it's possible to get the whole video to play properly, often there are inconsistencies in how ...
07:35 am GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch A Whole Page Full Of Dancing Marissa Mayer Gifs
Re- live the awesome and way too brief cameo by Googler Marissa Mayer in "Ed Lee: 2 Legit 2 Quit" over and over and over again with this cascade of jazzy gifs. It's nothing short of mesmerizing. Siden...
03:56 am GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Macworld Expo Metamorphosizes Into Macworld|iWorld
It wouldn't be right to say that the ever-popular Macworld Expo has been struggling, exactly, but ever since Apple stopped being an official attendee, they have perhaps been struggling for identity. T...
03:44 am GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Just Look At My Beautiful, Working Pocket Cannon
If you're like me, I'm sure you spend your evenings idly stroking the decommissioned artillery at the local WWII memorial, dreaming of the day you can ride a white-hot shell over the heads of your fri...
03:37 am GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Atlassian Redesigns Website; Launches A La Carte, SaaS Service For Product Development
Atlassian, the enterprise software company, has really hit its stride over the last few years. Founded in 2002 in Sydney, the company has today built a solid base of 26,000 customers, which include so...
03:21 am GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Impatient Nexus S Owners Can Play With Ice Cream Sandwich Now
Google has already confessed that the Nexus S would get the Ice Cream Sandwich update, but if you're not the type to wait -- and really, who is these days? -- you can load up a mostly complete version...
03:13 am GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter Is Testing An Expandable Timeline
Twitter is testing out new design changes which makes the main Twitter timeline expandable so that you can see media and related information right in the timeline instead of off to the side or clickin...
02:16 am GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Why Did Amazon Profits Take A Hit? It Is Investing In The Future (Content And Web Services)
Amazon's third quarter profits are down a stunning 73 percent. The stock is getting slammed in after-hours trading (down $28 right now). And yet revenues were up 44 percent to $10.9 billion and on t...
01:32 am GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Baseline Ventures, Steve Anderson: On Why He Invested In Heroku And Weebly
In part II of Chris Dixon's interview withBaseline Venturesfounder,Steve Anderson, Anderson discussestwo of his more successful investments: Heroku and Weebly. Weebly, (a startup he led an investment...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch And Makerbot Said: Let There Be 3D-Printed Shells For Pet Hermit Crabs
We're big fans of the home 3D printer here. It's a truly disruptive technology, though for now the cost is still a bit too high, and the uses aren't quite practical enough, for it to be a household it...
12:35 am GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch IBM Names Sales Chief Virginia Rometty As CEO, Samuel Palmisano Will Remain As Chairman
IBM's board of directors has just named Virginia M. Rometty as the company's new CEO and president, replacing Samuel J. Palmisano, who currently is IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer....
12:11 am GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon Misses, Q3 Sales Up 44 Percent To $10.9B; Net Income Down 73 Percent To $63M
Amazon reported third quarter earnings today. Net income decreased 73% to $63 million in the third quarter, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared with net income of $231 million, or $0.51 per diluted s...
12:09 am GMT - Wed, October 26, 2011
Techcrunch Ustream Forges Joint Venture With South Koreas KT Corp., Raises $10 Million
Live video streaming service Ustream continues to expand its presence in Asia with the help of major telecom corporations.Today, the company is announcing that it's teaming KT Corporation, a leading t...
11:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Android Smartphone Round-Up: October Edition
Even with Ice Cream Sandwich on the way, Android Gingerbread devices are still as hot as ever. That said, there are way too many Android handsets on the market to parse through each and every one, but...
11:18 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch HTC Rezound To Debut At November 3 Event?
Move over Motorola and Samsung. It's HTC's turn to send out invites to a mysterious press event, and we're fully expecting to see the HTC Rezound (a.k.a. the Vigor) take the stage come November 3.The ...
10:52 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Lead Bullets
Early in my tenure as product manager for the web servers at Netscape, we faced a terrible crisis. We just got our hands on Microsofts new web server, Internet Information Server (IIS), and benchmarke...
10:46 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch New Touchscreen From SMK Designed To Work With Gloved Hands
SMK Electronics has put together a new capacitive touchscreen that's designed to work not just with those wonderfully conductive fingers of yours, but also with gloved hands and perhaps more. SMK deve...
10:33 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Leaked: Are These Nokias New Windows Phones?
We're but a mere 14 hours away from the long-awaited unveiling of Nokia's first ever Windows Phone 7 handsets, and it seems they just can't keep the spigot plugged. A set of images seemingly detailing...
10:10 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch PROskores New Business Network Aims To Be LinkedIn + Klout + Leads Generation
PROskore is a newly launched business network that ranks your social media activity and influence in combination with your professional experience in order to give you a score denoting your overall pr...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On Vinod Khosla: Ive Failed More Times Than Ive Succeeded (TCTV)
As the co-founder of Daisy Systems, the founding CEO of Sun Microsystems, a general partner at Kleiner Perkins and the founder of Khosla Ventures, there are few men who appear to have failed less than...
09:16 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Adidas Launches The SPEED_CELL Workout Tracker
Not content to let Nike hog the spotlight, Adidas has launched the SPEED_CELL, a miCoach compatible shoe dongle that senses your foot's speed, acceleration, and distance travelled. The SPEED_CELL work...
08:56 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Siri Gets Scary With ThinkGeeks IRIS 9000
It's been proven again and again that Siri has a peculiar sense of humor, but what if there was something more calculating, more sinister hiding beneath that jovial facade? Well, dock your iPhone 4S i...
08:38 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Iranians Upset Over Google Reader Changes
Last week, Google announced an impending updateto its neglected online RSS reader, Google Reader. The service is soon getting a cosmetic overhaul and will see its current social features removed in fa...
08:17 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Scrolldit: I Heard You Liked Scrolling Reddit So I Put Scrolling In Your Reddit
Created by a young man named Jonathan Bouman, Scrolldit is a thing that scrolls Reddit for you, thereby allowing you to avoid the hard, hard job of scrolling Reddit. Why, you ask, is this news? Becaus...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Ron Conway, Marissa Mayer, MC Hammer And Others Endorse SF Mayoral Candidate Ed Lee In Amazingly Silly Video
Good morning everybody. In case you needed a reason to stare at your computer screen dumbfounded for a few minutes, here is an amazing video, financed by tech titans Ron Conway and Sean Parker, endors...
07:54 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Leo DiCaprio Gets In On Celebrity Tech Investing, Leads $4M Round In Photo Sharing App Mobli
Leonardo DiCaprio is the latest celebrity to get in on the celebrity tech investing trend, joining Lady Gaga, Ashton Kutcher and others. Leo is leading a $4 million round in photo sharing app and Isra...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Monster Miles Davis Trumpets In-Ear Headphones Review
I was at the CES press conference where head Monster, Noel Lee, unveiled the Miles Davis Trumpet Headphones with much fanfare. He said something to the effect that these headphones are for those that ...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Wikinvest Brings Its Investment Portfolio Tracker To The iPad
Wikinvest's realtime portfolio tracker makes tracking a number of brokerage accounts and your investment portfolio easy. The Wikinvest portfolio tracker lets anyone link up their real brokerage accoun...
07:35 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch BBM Music Gets Pre-Release Shout Out From Best Buy Canada
BBM Music has been keeping a low profile since it was announced last August, but a recently leaked image indicates that it may soon see the light of day. Crackberry got their hands on what appears to ...
07:31 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch SoundHound Reaches 50 Million Users, 4 Million+ Searches Per Day
Music search and discovery startup SoundHound is today announcing its usage numbers for the first time, and it looks like they're worth touting. SoundHound says that it now sees over 4 million music s...
07:07 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Bluetooth SIG Announces A Lot Of Weird Branding For 4.0-Compatible Devices
If your device is Bluetooth Smart Ready then it's compatible with Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth but if it's Smart then it's not compatible with regular Bluetooth. Got that? The Bluetooth SIG, never co...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Anti-Facebook Social Network Unthink Launches To Public
Scrappy outsider startup Unthink.com, which bills itself as the "anti-Facebook," is opening up its doors today, allowing in its first round of beta testers. The Tampa-based company with $2.5 million i...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Eric Schmidt-Backed Slice Brings Receipt Aggregator And Tracking Service To Gmail
We wrote about receipt tracking service Slice a few months ago when the startup announced its $9.4 million Series A funding round from DCM, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Michael Birch, FLOODGATE, Eric ...
06:56 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch T-Mobile Outs Release Dates For The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Huawei Springboard
If you've had your eye on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 or Huawei's new Springboard tablet, the sign-up pages for both devices have just popped up on T-Mobile's site. On November 7, you'll be able to pick up a ...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch After Dismal Earnings Outlook, Netflix Loses $2.3 Billion In Market Cap
Last night, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings faced Wall Street with third quarter earnings which weren't terrible in and of themselves. But he spooked investors with projected losses going into next year. ...
06:12 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Joins Oreos And Capri Sun As Most Popular Youth Brand
In a poll of 5,077 US youngsters ages 8-24, Apple came out on top over all over computer, phone, and tablet makers as the number one electronics brand. Apple joins the ranks of Nintendo, Oreo, and Spr...
05:52 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Asus, Acer Android 3.0 Tabs To Eventually Get Updated To Ice Cream Sandwich
Now that Ice Cream Sandwich is real, manufacturers can start talking about the roll out. The good news is that ICS looks Tegra 2 friendly so it should run on most of the first generation Honeycomb tab...
05:25 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Worlds Largest 3D Display Boasts Full HD Resolution, 200-Inch Screen Size, 57 Viewing Angles
Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications (NICT) and JVC Kenwood have developed what they say is the world's biggest 3D display. The device boasts a screen size of 200 inches, offer...
05:10 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Search Site Loku Leverages Big Data To Make Local Search Simpler
Local search site Loku launches in public beta today, with the aim of helping people quickly find out more about the environs around them -- using the vast repository of location-based information ava...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Garmin Launches Fit App Just In Time For Holiday Feasts
If you're looking to get preemptive with holiday weight watching, Garmin's got an app for that. The company today released the Garmin Fit app, which tracks speed, pace, distance, time, calories, and w...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Hipmunk Integrates Google Calendar For Conflict-Free Flying
It's a bit clich, but it's true all the same: the best features are often the ones that make you smack yourself on the forehead and ask why you didn't think of them (or why nobody else did).Which the ...
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Device Identification Startup BlueCava Lands $9.5M From S3 Ventures, Mark Cuban
Exclusive - 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...
04:28 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Customer Support Solution Provider UserVoice Launches New Reporting Tools
UserVoice, makers of tools for managing customer support and feedback,is today launching a new reporting tool forbusinessesusing its "Instant Answers" service. The service, which is built into the Use...
04:23 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Just-Eat Swallows GrubCanada Whole
London-based Just-Eat, the online food ordering company originally founded in Denmark in 2000, is putting the $48 million it raised earlier this year to good use. After taking over local rival, London...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Hori Announces Steering Wheel Peripheral For Mario Kart On 3DS
There is a very special peripheral for future owners of Mario Kart 7 on the 3DS coming soon, but it's not made by Nintendo itself: video game accessory maker Hori announced a steering wheel that's spe...
02:47 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch IPOH!: Groupon Becomes Its Own Hot, Discounted Deal
With the Groupon roadshow underway and the countdown to its IPO expected to culminate on November 4th, the long-anticipated arrival of the daily deals giant on the public markets is almost at hand. Bu...
02:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Japans Defense Ministry Develops Awesome Ball-Shaped Drone
The world got a first glimpse of "world's first spherical flying machine" back in June this year, but its maker, Japan's Ministry of Defense, decided it's time to showcase it publicly a few days ago i...
01:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Millennial: iPad Impressions Grew 456 Percent Over Past Year; iOS Up 60 Percent
Mobile ad network Millennial Media, is releasing its quarterly report which gives a view into how each OS, device and manufacturer is performing on one of the largest remaining independent ad networks...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Google AdWords Advertisers Can Now Bid For Phone Calls In Search Ads
Google has announced the ability for advertisers to bid for phone calls, in addition to bidding for clicks, for Google search ads on computers and tablets. Currently, only advertisers maximum CPC bid ...
12:57 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Google Gives Chrome Web Store A Welcome New Lick Of Paint
Looks like Google this morning rolled out a brand new design for its Chrome Web Store, and it's a major improvement.The updated Web app marketplace, first released in December 2010, is all about the a...
12:46 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Tradeshifts New $17m Russian Round Shows Valleys Power Waning
Tradeshift, the social invoicing startup we broke in 2009, has secured $17 million in funding, a move which values it at $137 million in a round led by Moscow based funds ru-Net and Kite Ventures. Exi...
12:26 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch E-invoicing Company Tradeshift Raises $17 Million At $137 Million Valuation
From Russia with love: two Moscow-based investment firms have led a $17 million funding round for B2B social networking and e-invoicing company Tradeshift, valuing the company at $137 million accordin...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Kickstart
Here are some of yesterday’s Gadgets posts: Amigakit Brings The Amiga Into The 21st Century With New X1000 Robots Will Soon Get Touch-Sensitive Skin Lamenting Orange: Apple Tweaks Smart Cover Co...
11:43 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Subtext Raises $3 Million From Google Ventures & More To Make eBook Reading Social
Fans of marginalia: Take note. Subtext is a startup that is attempting to bring those incisive notes (or sophomoric jokes) you used to leave in the margins of textbooks or your favorite fiction online...
09:51 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Tony Fadell on Jobs and Apples Legacy (TCTV)
These are bittersweet days for Tony Fadell. The man who oversaw 18 generations of the iPod and the first three versions of the iPhone is finally launching his new company, Nest Labs, today. It has bee...
09:30 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Tony Fadell Demos His New Nest Learning Thermostat (TCTV)
Even if you read our story earlier tonight on iPod Godfather Tony Fadell's new company Nest Labs and its new Learning Thermostat, you may still be wondering how anyone could make a thermostat an objec...
08:59 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Conan Tweaks The Siri Commercial
You've probably seen the new Apple Siri commercial with people talking to their iPhones like they would to a personal assistant because, well, it is a personal assistant. It sets up meetings, reminds...
08:35 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch iPod Godfather Tony Fadell Finally Reveals His New Product: A Thermostat. No, Really.
For the last eighteen months, the tech world has been anxiously awaiting news of what iPod godfather Tony Fadell is up to. His staff has been sworn to secrecy since word got out he was leaving retirem...
07:59 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch GroupLogic Launches MobilEcho 3.0
Enterprise I.T. company GroupLogic is today unveiling the latest update to its mobilEcho Mobile File Management (MFM) service with the launch of mobilEcho 3.0. Most importantly, the new version now ad...
05:51 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch CNET In Talks To Acquire gdgt As Early As This Week
Back in 2009, TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington wrote that CNET (and parent company CBS) were sniffing around gdgt, the then-brand-new community/review site/blog by Peter Rojas and Ryan Block. Whil...
05:18 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch The Hackathon: Your Ticket To Disrupt Beijing, Great Prizes, And More
Hackers, are you ready? The Disrupt Beijing Hackathon is almost here. Not only is this our fifth time hosting the Hackathon at TechCrunch Disrupt, but it is our very first time hosting it overseas. Th...
04:55 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch New Factual Resolve API Will Help Clean Up, Complete Location Databases
Open data platform Factual.com is launching a new API for developers of location-based services called Resolve. The API is an entity resolution API that makes partial records complete, matches entitie...
04:39 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch MyPad Shrugs Off Official Facebook Competitor, Now Has 2.5 Million Daily Active Users
On October 10th, one of the longest running tech rumors in recent memory finally came to fruition: Facebook released its own, official iPad application. The app had been in high demand since the day t...
02:47 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On Parag Khanna: How To Run The World (TCTV)
Yes, we know that technology entrepreneurs are revolutionizing media, healthcare, education, energy, even government. But what about the ancient art of diplomacy? Can entrepreneurs and, in particular...
02:29 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch TomTom Finally Acknowledges Its Getting Out Of Devices; Shareholders Rejoice
Time was when a GPS device was the must-have item in any self-respecting gadget-lover's gear bag. But as years wore on and smartphones began to usurp the location functions, they've grown increasingly...
02:26 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Reed Hastings: Qwikster Became The Symbol Of Netflix Not Listening
Netflix announced disappointing earnings today, and its expectations to go slide into unprofitability next year. The stock is trading at around $87 in after-hours, down from a close of $120. Followi...
01:11 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Creator Of Lisp, John McCarthy, Dead At 84
The creator of Lisp and arguably the father of modern artificial intelligence, John McCarthy, died today. He studied mathematics with the famous John Nash at Princeton and, notably, held the first "co...
12:56 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch With Wikileaks Embargo, Payment Institutions Choose The Devil They Dont Know
You may agree with Wikileaks' mission. Or you may think they're a menace. Or perhaps something in between. But here's one thing you can't deny: they're an organization, with a leader, a name, and (how...
12:56 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Engadget Hooks Up With GDGT To Power Its Product Modules
According to a tipster, social product review site GDGT will be expanding its embeddable widget offerings, which have previously included Time's Techland blog, to a more massive scale on our sister AO...
12:42 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Obama 2012 Campaign Turns To Tumblr For Huge Collaborative Storytelling Effort
President Obama has added a new web service to his repertoire: Tumblr, the hot blogging service that just raised another $85 million in funding. You can find the new blog right here.The site was set u...
12:36 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Netflix Shareholder Whopper: Earnings Will Take A Hit Next Quarter And Dip Into The Red In Q1
Netflix third quarter earnings are out, and along with it the quarterly shareholder letter from CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells. In the letter (embedded below), Netflix talks about the impact of...
12:36 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Netflix Shareholder Whopper: Earnings Will Dip Into The Red In 2012
Netflix third quarter earnings are out, and along with it the quarterly shareholder letter from CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells. In the letter (embedded below), Netflix talks about the impact of...
12:15 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Horological Genius George Daniels Dead At 85
The reclusive horologist George Daniels, famous for his work on Breguet and his important co-axial escapement, died last Friday at his home in the Isle of Man. Daniels was 85.The horologist was one of...
12:15 am GMT - Tue, October 25, 2011
Techcrunch Netflix Q3 Revenue Up 49 Percent To $822M; Will Double Content Spending In 2012
Streaming movie and TV show platform Netflix reported third quarter earnings today. Revenue came in at 822 million up 49 percent from 2010. Earnings per share for the quarter was $1.16, which is up 6...
11:10 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Amigakit Brings The Amiga Into The 21st Century With New X1000
Amiga, Amiga... why does that name sound familiar?Ah yes, that Amiga. A strong early competitor in the PC wars, Commodore's influential and graphics-heavy OS was unfortunately more or less made extinc...
11:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Sencha Raises $15 Million For Their HTML5 App Development Tools
What a week Sencha is having. Just minutes ago, they announced their new HTML 5 cloud services suite, Sencha.io. Tomorrow morning, the company will announce they've raised a $15 million Series B....
10:26 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Watch The Nokia N9 Take Shape
It isn't everyday that we're afforded a look at what goes into making our favorite phones, but a new video from Nokia shows us how exactly their gorgeous unibody N9 handsets are made....
10:23 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Following Adobe Partnership, OptiMine Lands $3.6M For Keyword Bid Optimization Software
On the heels of inking a major partnership agreement with Adobe, OptiMine Software has secured $3.6 million in a Series B round of funding led by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Perhaps the investor ...
10:23 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch The Yahoo Circus (Animation)
The latest rumors swirling around Yahoo is that Google might bankroll a private equity buyoutalthough why it might do so or how such a deal could ever get past U.S. antitrust regulators remains a myst...
10:21 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Sencha Launches Mobile HTML5 Cloud, Sencha.io
Javascript Web app framework provider Sencha is today announcing the public beta launch of Sencha.io, its new HTML5 mobile cloud service. The service will allow Sencha app developers to build "shared ...
10:14 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Motorolas Droid RAZR (Or Something Like It) Likely Headed For AT&T Soon
Sorry, Verizon: looks like your exclusivity on the Motorola Droid RAZR might not last all that long. Based on the finer details of some docs pulled fresh from the good ol' FCC, it looks like AT&T ...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch SmarTots Raises $750,000, Offers Mobile Apps Platform For Kids
Can devices like the iPad and even the iPhone be useful learning tools for young kids? Absolutely, says SmarTots, which has developed a mobile apps recommendation and analytics platform specifically f...
09:41 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Job Search Engine SimplyHired Integrates With Viadeo
Job search engine SimplyHired.com, which aggregates jobs listing across the Web, is now adding international professional social network Viadeo to its supported services. The new integration will allo...
09:40 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Robots Will Soon Get Touch-Sensitive Skin
Using carbon nanotubes, Stanford researchers have been able to create touch-sensitive, gooey skin for AI sensing, prosthetics, and touch-sensitive sex androids. The skin could give robots touch-sensit...
09:05 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch The Business Of Bitcoin: Entrepreneurs See Opportunities In Alternative Currencies
After some prominent press (and some prominent naysaying), Bitcoin has suffered a bit of a crash, falling from a high in the twenties to about of $3 USD today. Interestingly, however, the intensity wi...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Kanbox, Chinas Dropbox, Raises $20 Million
Kanbox, a Chinese cloud storage and sharing platform, has raised $20 million in Series B funding led by DCM with SIG China participating. The investment is part of DCM's $100 million Asian A-Fund.Laun...
08:59 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch In-Image Ad Network GumGum Raises $7 Million From NEA, First Round And GRP
In-image ad network GumGum has raised $7 million in new funding from NEA with GRP and First Round Capital participating in the round. This brings GumGum's total funding to $11 million.GumGum's in-imag...
08:45 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch T-Mobile HTC Radar 4G Gets $99 Price Tag, November 2 Launch Date
Calling all T-Mobile Windows Phone fans -- you can finally put your aging HD7s out to pasture. T-Mobile has just announced that the Mango-powered HTC Radar will officially debut on November 2, and it'...
08:07 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Google+ To Integrate With Blogger
Up-and-coming social network Google+ will soon be integrated with Google's blogging platform, Blogger, according to a message now appearing in the "Edit User Profile" section of Blogger's Setting...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Now Selling At 9,000 Retail Locations, Square Launches A Store Locator
Disruptive mobile payments company Square has received a big retail boost over the past few months, with its card readers being sold at Apple, Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and most recently, Wal-Mart ...
07:23 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Apples Upcoming Grand Central Store Will Be Ready By Black Friday
The holidays are right around the corner, and just like every other brand and retailer, Apple is getting ready for the rush. The soon-to-be Apple Store in New York's iconic Grand Central Station, whic...
07:16 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch O.co (Overstock.com) Suit Against Brokerage Firms Set For Trial
O.co, also known as Overstock.com, is today announcing its case againstGoldman Sachs and Bank of America subsidiary, Merrill Lynch, will go to court on March 5th, 2012. The company is claiming that th...
07:03 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Appcelerator Acquires Particle Code To Help Devs Build Games And Apps For Any Mobile Device
As native mobile applications continue to surge in popularity across multiple, incompatible operating systems, the demand for powerful developer tools that can simultaneously deploy across all of thes...
06:49 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Video-Sharing Startup Shelby.tv Launches Into Public Beta With New iOS App
Shelby.tv, the video-sharing startup (and stars of Bloomberg's TechStars reality show), is today exiting out of its private alpha phase and launching into a public beta. The service, founded byReece P...
06:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Wikleaks Is Running Out Of Cash
Wikileaks is running out of cash. Or, rather, it can't get its cash because of an economic blockade by Visa, Mastercard, Paypal and other financial institutions. The credit card companies started blo...
06:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Samsung MV800 Review: For The Narcissist In All Of Us
While the idea of a flip-out screen for self-portraits is just a tad gimmicky, the MV800 is one sweet little point-and-shoot. Whether you're straight-up obsessed with yourself, or a narcissist is hidd...
06:40 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Vistaprint To Buy Dutch Photobook Software Company Albumprinter For Up To $90 Million
Vistaprint this morning announced that it is buying European photobook software solutions provider Albumprinter for 60 million (~$83.3 million) in cash, with up to 5 million (~$9 million) in earn-out,...
06:39 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Lamenting Orange: Apple Tweaks Smart Cover Color Palette
In addition to refreshing their line of MacBook Pros, it seems as though Apple couldn't resist the opportunity to tweak their iPad 2 Smart Cover lineup today. It's with a heavy heart that I report the...
06:38 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch No More Missing Out MoviePilot Lets Fans Follow Upcoming Films
One of the annoying things about the movie industry is that if you blink while the promotion for a new release is on - about 48 hours in marketing terms - you effectively miss the launch. It's a bizar...
06:19 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Motorola Offers Unlocked Bootloader Tool For Droid RAZR, Verizon Removes It
Soon-to-be Droid RAZR owners, this one's for you. If you're looking for a reason to be angry this Monday morning, I'll do you one better with a reason for anger and a target toward which you can direc...
06:01 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Berlin: The Birth Place Of The Next Facebook?
TechCrunch TV recently featued Jeremy Rifkin, author of The Third Industrial Revolution, who argues that Europe will be the next cradle of innovation. To that end, we're increasingly finding VCs in Eu...
05:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Former RIM VP Tyler Lessard Lands CMO Job At Fixmo
In a high-profile departure, Tyler Lessard quit his job as VP of BlackBerry Global Alliances & Developer Relations at Research in Motion (RIM) at the end of last month. He worked at RIM, a sinking...
05:32 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch AT&T Nearly Tripled Wi-Fi Connections In Q3; Data Carried On Network Doubled
After reporting earnings last week, AT&T is announcing an impressive number of Wi-Fi connections made over the third quarter. Via AT&T devices, users made 301.9 million Wi-Fi connections, whic...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Amazons Online Drugstore Soap.com Adds Groceries To The List
Amazon-owned Quidsi has tackled diapers, drugstore items, pet supplies and toys in its empire of retail verticals. And today, Quidsi's Soap.com is adding groceries to the list, with a new category for...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Location-As-A-Service Provider Location Labs Acquires Wirkle And Volly
Location Labs, a location-as-a-service provider and makers of mobile parental control utility Safely, is today announcing the acquisition of two companies in the mobile space, Wirkle and Volly. Wirkle...
04:56 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Sony PRS-T1 Reader Hacked To Run The Kindle Android App And More
There's finally a legitimate reason to buy the new-ish Sony T1 Reader: You can hack it and install the Kindle Android app. I kid. However, there is a new hack for Sony's least expensive ereader that a...
04:55 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Chartboost Raises $2 Million In Series A Funding, Already Profitable
The new direct-deals mobile advertising marketplaceChartboost is announcing today that it has raised $2 million in Series A funding, after having just launched at the beginning of the October. Investo...
04:55 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Bonfire.im Brings IM Chat To Twitter, Know If Your Friends Are Online
So far Twitter users have gotten by with Direct Messaging when they want to be more intimate with their friends. But what if they could do Facebook-chat style instant messaging? That's the offering to...
04:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Sony Acquires Netblender, A Developer Of Blu-ray Disc Creation Tools
Sony Creative Software, obviously a Sony subsidiary, this morning announced the acquisition of Netblender, a six-year old company that develops a range of Blu-ray Disc creation tools.Terms of the acqu...
04:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Oracle Buys Cloud-based Customer Service Company RightNow For $1.5 Billion
Oracle this morning announced that it has acquired RightNow - both companies are listed on NASDAQ - for $43 per share or roughly $1.5 billion net of RightNow's cash and debt. With the acquisition, Ora...
02:54 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Quietly Tweaks MacBook Pro Line-up, Leaves Prices Unchanged
Apple has updated its MacBook Pro offering on the Apple Store, reports This Is My Next, after 9to5Mac earlier leaked details of the notebook product line-up refresh. Don't expect to see spectacular ch...
02:35 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch LiveChat Founders Buy Out Investor Naspers, Regain 60% Stake
Exclusive - The founding team of LiveChat, which delivers real-time software and web analytics solutions for e-commerce sales and support teams, has completed a management buy-out to regain control ov...
01:02 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins And Crunchfund Go In On Inspiratos Latest $17.5M Round
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Crunchfund, Access Venture Partners and (randomly) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira have gone in on a $17.5 million round of financing for discount luxury vaca...
12:31 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Netflix And Amazon To Enter Video Streaming Battle In Europe
Movie and TV streaming service Netflix is to launch in the UK and Ireland in early 2012, according to the company today. Pricing will be announced closer to launch but the company says it will launch ...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Gadgets Week in Review: High Five
Here are some of the past week’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: TechCrunch Gadgets Weekend Giveaway: Name PocketClouds Mascot, Win An iPhone 4S 10 Years Of The iPod CMU Researchers Turn Any Surf...
10:53 am GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Why Diversity Is Bad For Startups
Editors note: The following is a guest post by Penelope Trunk, writer and founder of Brazen Careerist.In a meeting last week one of our investors, fed up with a recent pivot, said, Guys, this is ...
08:40 am GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Steve Jobs: I Admire Mark Zuckerberg For Not Selling Out
The 60 Minutes interview with Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson is up on the web, but one of the most interesting parts is an outtake that didn't make it into the televised segment. In it, we hear...
07:57 am GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch GoPro Releases The HD Hero2 Professional Camera, All-New Imaging In The Same Rugged Housing
GoPro is ready to take action cameras to a whole new level. Again. The Half Moon Bay-based company just released the HD Hero2 Professional, a major refresh over the original (and much loved) HD Hero. ...
07:57 am GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch GoPro Releases The HD Hero2 Action Camera, All-New Imaging In The Same Rugged Housing
GoPro is ready to take action cameras to a whole new level. Again. The Half Moon Bay-based company just released the HD Hero2 Professional, a major refresh over the original (and much loved) HD Hero. ...
07:15 am GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Steve Jobs Bio Now Available On The Kindle And In iBooks
As if this whole "Steve Jobs" biography thing couldn't get more drawn out and dramatic, users -- including Jeff Jarvis and Jason Kottke-- are reporting early deliveries of Walter Issacson's highly ant...
06:41 am GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins Leads $20M Round In Chinese Digital Ad Measurement Company Moment Systems
Moment Systems, China-based digital marketing measurement company, has raised $20 million in funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with China Broadband Capital, Redpoint Ventures and WPP...
06:30 am GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Remembers: Celebrating Steve Memorial Video Now Available To The Public
Last week Apple held a special event at its Cupertino campus for employees to come together and remember Steve Jobs, who passed away on October 5. The event was closed to the public, but Apple has jus...
06:30 am GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Remembers: Video of Celebrating Steve Memorial Now Available To The Public
Last week Apple held a special event at its Cupertino campus for employees to come together and remember Steve Jobs, who passed away on October 5. The event was closed to the public, but Apple has jus...
12:32 am GMT - Mon, October 24, 2011
Techcrunch Super-Powered Launch App Quicksilver Adds Support For OS X Lion
If you're on a Mac and haven't expanded your horizons beyond Spotlight, you owe it to yourself to check out Quicksilver, a free, open sourced launchbar app that can prove very handy once you've gotten...
10:35 pm GMT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Techcrunch Swords and Shields in the Merchant Economy
The American Dream, loosely defined, is made up of a few building blocks. The right to pursue life, liberty, and happiness. The opportunity to advance, whether through education, sport, entertainment,...
10:28 pm GMT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Techcrunch 10 Years Of The iPod
On October 23rd, 2001, Steve Jobs introduced the iPod at a special event, showing off a design destined to become iconic. Ten years later, the brand is as strong as ever, though sadly, we have lost it...
09:09 pm GMT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Techcrunch Microbridges
Already were seeing microbridges being set up, like the one that puts Twitter into your Contacts list as an SMS address so you can ask Siri to Tweet out a message. As these hacks accelerate, it will b...
08:24 pm GMT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Techcrunch Confessions Of A Tunisian Hacktivist
Editor's note: Contributor Mouna El Mokhtari is a French journalist and editor in chief of Webdorado. Below is her translation of an exclusive interview she conducted with Tunisian hacktivist K3vin M...
07:35 pm GMT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Instagram-Backer Steve Anderson: Forget The Billion-Dollar Exits
Steve Anderson'sBaseline Ventureshas a portfolio that includesInstagram, Heroku, and Weebly. Earlier this month, Baseline was partof a$1-million seed round in Crashlytics.In this episode of Founder St...
06:52 pm GMT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Inks Android Patent Deal With Compal Electronics
Microsoft has signed yet another Android patent deal, this time with China's Compal Electronics. The current list of Microsoft's patent agreements include Samsung, HTC, Wistron, Quanta, Acer and Gener...
06:52 pm GMT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Inks Tenth Android Patent Deal, Signs Agreement With Compal Electronics
Microsoft has signed yet another Android patent deal, this time with China's Compal Electronics. The current list of Microsoft's patent agreements include Samsung, HTC, Wistron, Quanta, Acer and Gener...
06:07 pm GMT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Techcrunch Who WIll Be The Next Talisman Of The Tech World?
In soccer (or football outside the U.S.), the term talisman is given to the one player whose genius can turn a game around. With him, his team winswithout him, his team falters.Over the past 25 years,...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Techcrunch The 9 Skills Needed to Be a Super-Connector
I know why I'm not a billionaire. Other than having the consistent self-sabotaging quality of destroying money in massive bonfires every time I sell a company, I also have a severe psychosocial disord...
10:31 am GMT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Techcrunch Bret Taylor: A Few Years From Now, Most Every Single Person At Facebook Is Going To Be Working On Mobile
How important is mobile to Facebook? Already, 350 million of its 800 million monthly active users are on mobile devices, and that number is just going to get bigger. "Fundamentally we view it as a rea...
07:09 am GMT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Techcrunch How To Pitch Jeff Bezos (And Other Giant-Brained Aliens)
Is Jeff Bezos really like a giant-brained alien? In categorizing the Amazon founders unusual genius, Google (and former Amazon) engineer Steve Yegge compares Bezos and those like him to hyper-intelli...
06:36 am GMT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Techcrunch Spoiler Alert: Steve Jobs Enjoyed Many Types Of Tea, Book Says
Like many of you I've been watching the steady stream of incremental Steve Jobs-related news stories for the past couple days, resulting from the imminent launch of Walter Issacson's Jobs' biogra...
04:50 am GMT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Techcrunch Must Watch: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Launch Trailer
So I don't seem biased, because I really don't care, here's the Call of Duty: Modern War 3 trailer. You know, the other first person shooter launching this fall, which has been mostly overshadowed by ...
04:39 am GMT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Techcrunch Fans Line Up At New Seattle Windows Store For The Concert
This stuff writes itself. At the grand opening of a new Windows Store in Seattle folks were camping out for most of the night only to stream in, breathlessly ready to partake in the one exciting produ...
04:08 am GMT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Techcrunch Steves Final One More Thing
Steve Jobs was the ultimate showman. As such, it should be no surprise that he realized the power of following up a great performance with an encore. But unlike manymusicianswho treat encores as a giv...
02:39 am GMT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Techcrunch The Last Thousand Miles
It transpires that the government of Nunavut, a remote province of Canada between Hudson bay and Baffin bay, recently acquired some new digital cameras for the purpose of creating driver's licenses. T...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Techcrunch Up-And-Coming Accelerator First Growth Venture Networks Introduces Sixteen Cool New Startups
We here at TechCrunch love startups, and we love the programs, networks, accelerators, and funds that help these startups grow and take over the world. There are a lot of them out there, and for entre...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, October 23, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook CTO Bret Taylor On Trying To Find The Balance Between Self-Expression And Sharing
When Facebook CTO Bret Taylor was in high school, he had a backpack covered in patches that helped him express who he was and what things he was interested in. He thinks that your Facebook page is be...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On Why The Internet Has Been Bad For Both Musical Artists and Fans (TCTV)
The author of several classic histories of pop music including Rip It Up And Start Again, Generation Ecstasy and Retromania, Simon Reynolds is as well placed as anyone to understand how the Internet h...
10:11 pm GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch I Believe In Google Plus
Is this a contrarian view? I can't even tell any more. On one hand, Google Plus now has 40 million users, it's the fastest-growing social-networking site in history, and its users have uploaded 3.4 bi...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 10.22.11 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor rebounded from a seven and a half minute gap to explore the mysteries of the Siri platform. As machines g...
08:17 pm GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Gadgets Weekend Giveaway: Name PocketClouds Mascot, Win An iPhone 4S
See Mr. Fauxcredible over there? He needs a name and Wyse wants to give an iPhone 4S to the reader who comes up with the best one for him.Pocketcloud by Wyse is a remote desktop solution for IT folks ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch Hands On With Everpix, The Service That Centralizes All Your Photos From Desktop & Web
For the past week, I've been testing the alpha version of the Everpix service, which aims to automatically centralize and organize all your digital photos, both online and off. I'm happy to report tha...
07:37 pm GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch OnLive Feels The Facebook Love, Offers Any Game For $1
OnLive offered a challenge to their community: Get 62,791 likes on its Facebook page and all users would get one game for $1. Well, OnLive's fans came through, and as of this post's writing, the Faceb...
05:30 pm GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch High-End Car-Sharing Service HiGear Expanding To L.A.
San Francisco-based HiGear, a peer-to-peer car-sharing service focused on luxury vehicles, is expanding to L.A. starting November 1st. The move is part of the company's continued expansion plans that ...
01:39 pm GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch Interview With Dick Costolo At Web 2.0 Summit [VIDEO]
Twitter CEO and former improv comedian Dick Costolo gave an almost hour long talk at the opening dinner of Web 2.0 Summit this week, peppered with his own unique brand of humor and insight....
01:06 pm GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch Bill Gates Pitches Windows Vista, Predicts The iPad (2006 Video)
Five years ago, I was working for a Belgian company that published the only weekly IT magazine in the country, Data News. I was not a reporter, but in charge of its online media products. When it was ...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Ticker
Here are some of yesterday’s posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: Forget USB 3.0: Add A Tape Reader To Your PC Siri, Could You Pour Me A Beer? Nintendo 3DS Gets Camera Update, Charming Mario Editions Av...
10:50 am GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch Mary Meeker On #OccupyWallStreet: People Deserve To Be A Little Angry.
Former Wall Street securities analyst and current KCPB partner Mary Meeker gave a talk at Web 2.0 Summit this week, towards the end highlighting the uncertain state of the overall economy versus the m...
10:09 am GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch Bill Gross On How He Will Avoid Stepping On The Giants Toes
Earlier this week, Bill Gross launched a new mobile app and website called Chime.in at the Web 2.0 Summit. I dragged Gross in front of our cameras in teh hallway, where he gave me a demo and sat down...
07:35 am GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch Back To School: Hulu Serves More Than One Billion Video Ads In September
comScore's online video stats for September are in, and in today's non-news, Google Sites again ranks as the number one source of online video views. Google Sites, which derives most of its traffic fr...
03:03 am GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch Nintendo 3DS Gets Camera Update, Charming Mario Editions
Nintendo has just wrapped a press conference going over some developments for the 3DS. The platform has seen strong but lower than expected sales, though the pricing do-over in August has spurred adop...
02:19 am GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch Murdoch On Myspace: I Made A Huge Mistake.
Rupert Murdoch withstood intense grilling at News Corp's annual shareholder meeting today, which focused largely on the phone-hacking scandal that is causing such an upset in the company's financials ...
01:08 am GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch Sony Ericsson Forces A Fan Site Into Submission
Yikes, what a disheartening story.Proving that they don't know a damned thing about fan communities, Sony Ericsson has filed a formal complaint against the fan-operated blog/forum Xperiablog.net, clai...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch Avengers Cinematographer Shot A Few Scenes On An iPhone 4
Whenever a new iPhone comes out, people rush to have the first music video or short film shot entirely on its camera. But it's not often you hear about a big-time Hollywood production using this kind ...
12:44 am GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch Dropboxs Mobile API Gets A Security Boost (And Is Now Mobile Web-Friendly)
Red-hot startup Dropbox you know, the file syncing service that just raised $250 million at a $4 billion valuation has announced something this week that's getting slightly less attention than its mas...
12:26 am GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch The One Slide Andrew Mason Wants Groupon Investors To Focus On
It's been a rough quiet period for Groupon CEO Andrew Mason, but as his IPO nears in the next couple weeks the company is making a final push to sell their shares to the public with an IPO roadshow (w...
12:20 am GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch Groupons Quarterly Growth Slows To 9 Percent, But Operating Losses Cut To Almost Zero
Groupon has taken a lot of heat over the last six months, some of it deserved, some of it perhaps a bit excessive. There are definitely legitimate concerns about Groupon's value for small businesses a...
12:17 am GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 10.21.11 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor are recording live....
12:10 am GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch Google Tests One-Click Add To Circles Button In Search Results
Slowly but surely, Google is finding more and more ways to integrate Google+ into all of their other products. The latest tweak: a one-click button, smack dab in the middle of your search results...
12:06 am GMT - Sat, October 22, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Toshiba Thrive 10-Inch Tablet #ChannelCaster
Thanks to OneLouder, we have a Toshiba Thrive 10-inch tablet to give away! This tablet is 8GB and valued at around $379.99. Not only will the winner of this giveaway win the tablet, but the ChannelCas...
11:55 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook And Google Spent Record Amounts On D.C. Lobbying In Q3 2011
Each quarter, Facebook and Google continue to spend more and more on lobbying efforts in Washington D.C. As evidenced by the most recent disclosure reports filed in the U.S. Senates lobbying database...
11:46 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Squarespace 6: Rebuilt From The Ground Up To Take On WordPress, Tumblr And Everyone Else
So you want to build a webpage. Maybe it's a blog. Maybe it's a site for your small business. Maybe it's a portfolio for your artwork.In any case, you have options. A lot of them, including WordPress,...
11:35 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Fantastical Update Adds In-Line Editing, Deleting
My favorite app (until my next favorite app comes along), Fantastical, is finally out of beta and the update is now available for download. The new version supports editing and deleting of calendar it...
11:17 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Acer: The Losses Will Continue, But Things Are Getting Better
Acer announced that they'd be posting another loss, following last quarter's $250m one, and warned they were unlikely to get back into the black by the end of the year. The good news? They only lost a...
11:01 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch CrowdStar Launches First Hardcore, Strategy-Focused Social Game Wasteland Empires
After releasing a strategy for mobile, social and global expansion, CrowdStar announcing the beta launch of its first hardcore social game on Facebook, Wasteland Empires. Wasteland Empires targets har...
10:56 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Someone Please Just Make This
"With funding from dozens of news outlets and media companies, the groundbreaking Outkube.com launched this week, providing an online destination where pandering and incendiary content is used to lure...
10:56 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Someone Please Just Make This (Update: Oh My Lord, Someone Did Make It)
"With funding from dozens of news outlets and media companies, the groundbreaking Outkube.com launched this week, providing an online destination where pandering and incendiary content is used to lure...
10:41 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Arrives November 13, Pre-Order Begins October 23
Though it's already been listed for pre-order at J&R (and promptly unlisted), Samsung has given the official word for pricing and availability of its Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. The 7-inch Honeycomb-powe...
10:21 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Microsofts Augmented Reality 3D HoloDesk Lets You Play With Balls In Real Time
Do you mind if Microsoft drops a little future on you like a ton of bricks? This HoloDesk uses a half-silvered mirror and a Kinect sensor to "see" your hands in 3D space then project visible objects o...
10:20 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On Retromania: Pop Cultures Addiction to Its Own Past (TCTV)
Has music run out of ideas? Are todays bands simply recycling the past to produce music without any originality?Considered one of the most innovative music writers in the world, Simon Reynolds is depr...
10:07 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Google Now Lets Businesses & Schools Buy Chromebooks Without Subscriptions
Google announced today that its business and educational customers now have a second option for purchasing its new Chrome OS-powered laptops: upfront pricing, sans subscription. Previously, Chromebook...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch SV Angel, Chamath Palihapitiya, And Others Back Brazils Diapers.com Baby.com.br
Baby.com.br, a Diapers.com-like e-commerce site in Brazil, has raised a round of funding Tiger Global Management, Monashees Capital, SV Angel, Felicis Ventures, Chamath Palihapitiya and Thrive Capital...
09:59 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Siri, Could You Pour Me A Beer?
It's Friday. Time to sit back, put your feet up, and crack open a cold one. Better yet, why not let Siri pour your beer for you? All you need is an iPhone 4S and a can of somethin' nice. And an R/C ca...
09:55 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Study: Online Denizens Arent Swayed By Marketing
A study in the Journal of Consumer Research found that even with all of our Facebooks, Twitters, and Wi-Fi dongles, 25% of us "have no one to discuss important matters with." What's more, those lonely...
09:54 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Forget USB 3.0: Add A Tape Reader To Your PC
If you're in the market for a stable storage medium for all of your important documents, you might be in luck. The TR-01 paper tape reader allows you to read old (and new) paper tapes right into your ...
09:52 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch RIM: Wait! Dont Switch! Buy Our New Stuff Instead!
According to a recent statement from RIM, business customers who aren't completely satisfied with their BlackBerrys must be working with outdated hardware. Their answer to these customers' woes? Just ...
09:10 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch And Now You Have One More Reason To Ignore QR Codes
QR codes are a wonderfully charming technology... demonstration. But how many of us actually use them on a regular basis? Outside of Japan (the birthplace of QR), the only use cases I've seen with any...
08:21 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Ruby On Royals The Digital Duke And The #TechBritannia Startups
Last night London's technology startup community - entrepreneurs and startups were invited to Buckingham Palace, the official home of Queen Elizabeth the Second. To say this was an unusual event wold ...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Blackhawk Network Buys Gift Card Marketplace Cardpool
Y-combinator-backed gift card marketplace Cardpool has been acquired by Blackhawk Network, a subsidiary of Safeway and one of the largest distributors of gift cards in the world. Financial terms of th...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Go Live In 22 New Countries
If you're one of the many Apple fanbois outside of the original seven countries in which Apple initially launched the iPhone 4S, I feel your pain. Though I placed my pre-order early, "complications" a...
07:50 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Tie-Wearing Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Pitches IPO To Investors
Andrew Mason (30), who co-founded Groupon and currently serves as its CEO, hasn't often been spotted wearing a business suit and tie. But when you're pitching investors on an initial public offering, ...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Photo Sharing App For Fashion Pose Raises $3 Million From True Ventures And Others
Pose, a mobile platform for real-time discovery and sharing of fashion, shopping and style, has raised $3 million in Series A funding from GRP Partners, True Ventures and Mousse Partners. This brings ...
06:58 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Chupa Launches Mobile App Component Marketplace With Support For iOS, Android & Web
Chupa is a newly launched mobile app component marketplace that joins the ranks of sites like TechCrunch Disrupt finalist Verious and Appcelerator's Open Mobile Marketplace. However, there is one key ...
06:44 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch TomToms iOS Navigation App Gets iPad-Friendly Makeover
The weekend is nearly upon us, and what better way to celebrate than going for a long meandering drive into the middle of nowhere. Roadtrippers may want to take their iPads along for the ride too, as ...
06:41 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Looks To Cut Windows Phone Production Costs In Half
Microsoft is looking to cut manufacturing costs on its Windows Phone 7 handsets, according to statements made by WinPho boss Andy Lees in Hong Kong today. The company has struggled through its push in...
06:34 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Steve Jobs Biography Reveals Reflections On Apple, Contempt For Android
Last night at least two news outlets The AP and The Huffington Post revealed that they had obtained copies of the Steve Jobs biography penned by Walter Isaacson. Jobs gave Isaacson unprecedented acces...
06:08 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch BrandTable Concept Shows NFC At The Food Court
Australian design firm S-Digital has created an interesting concept application for the use of NFC (near field communication) in food courts. Yes, food courts - like those found at your local mall. Th...
06:06 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch European Online Shoe Store Spartoo.com Projects $139 Million Turnover This Year
We don't often enough shine a light on Spartoo.com, an online retailer of shoes and footwear. This 'Zappos of Europe' was founded in France by three young entrepreneurs in 2006, and is now active in 2...
05:46 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Usabilla Launches New Mobile UX Testing Tool
Usabilla, makers of usability testing tools for websites, is today launching a new mobile tool that lets companies test how their apps or mobile websites perform on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or And...
05:39 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Venture Firms Put $8.4B In U.S. Companies In Q3 Of 2011; Up 29 Percent
According to the latest Dow Jones VentureSource report, venture funding in U.S. companies was on the rise in Q3 2011. Investors put $8.4 billion into 765 deals for U.S.-based venture companies during ...
05:33 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Must Watch: The Battlefield 3 Launch Trailer
You’ve watched the videos, played the beta, and read the storyline. Battlefield 3 gets real next week and this final trailer shows the insane single player mode. Oh, and enjoy the remake origina...
05:16 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Videos Not Interactive Enough For You? Make Them Go Up to 11 With Viewbix
I love finding services that bring value to small businesses. Viewbix falls squarely into that category. ViewBix comes from the founders of Qoof, who gave agencies and advertisers a way to easily crea...
05:14 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Unlock Any iPad 2 With Just A Smart Cover And 5 Seconds
Apple, you got some 'splainin' to do! But no, seriously, this is big. Mark Gurman, from 9to5mac, just posted a video showing how incredibly easy it is to unlock an iPad using just a Smart Cover (or ma...
04:53 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Nintendo Gets Serious About Streaming, Announces Hulu Plus Will Soon Hit The Wii, 3DS
Hulu Plus has long been missing from the Wii leaving Netflix as the only major streaming service on the gaming console. But that changes soon. Nintendo just announced that Hulu Plus will soon be avail...
03:55 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch 37% Of Published Android Apps Were Later Removed, Compared To 24% Of iOS Apps
Research firm research2guidance this morning published a (free) report, offering key findings from an analysis of mobile applications store Android Market.According to the firm, the number of active m...
03:18 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Why Is It Still Web 2.0?
Web 2.0 Summit went down in SFthis week and, with the exception of a few speakers who ducked out because of pre-IPO jitters, a good portion of the upper echelon Internet ecosystem was there, includin...
02:21 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Groupon To Sell 30M Shares At $16-$18 A Pop, Valuation As Much As $11.4B
And so it begins. Groupon this morning published the expected price range of its shares, to be sold in an upcoming initial public offering, in an SEC filing.The daily deals company plans to sell 30 mi...
12:55 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch After Accidentally Public Rant, Google Engineer Follows Up With A Homage To Jeff Bezos
Remember Google engineer Steve Yegge's long rant about his past experiences at Amazon and his current employer's own issues with creating platforms on Google+ (which he dubbed a "knee-jerk reacti...
12:54 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch GroSocial Raises Seed Funding To Give Brands An Easy, Affordable Way To Build A Social Media Presence
GroSocial, a startup that makes social media marketing software, announced today that it has closed a $450,000 round of seed funding, led by the Kickstart Seed Fund, with additional contributions from...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Resolution
Here are some of yesterday’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Microsoft Talks Portrait Mode For Windows 8 The Scourge Of Pentile Returns With The Galaxy Nexus Crayola Trace & Draw Lets Your Ki...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Shoutz Mobile App Marries Video With A Twitter-Style Social Network
To add to the ever growing list of social networks out there, a "Twitter for video" mobile application called Shoutz is just making its way into the App Store and Android Market. The app allows users ...
07:47 am GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Google Soon To Release Source Code For Ice Cream Sandwich
Well, developers, it looks like Google will soon be releasing the code for Ice Cream Sandwich to the Android Open-Source Project. Thanks to a Google+ post penned by Jean-Baptiste Queru, the Techn...
06:59 am GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon Throws A Minor Curveball With HTML5-Powered Kindle Format 8
Amazon has announced an update to the Kindle file format integrating many HTML5 tags and CSS attributes. Many expected a concession by Amazon in the form of an EPUB-compatible upgrade, and this comes ...
04:02 am GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz, BBC, Greylock Put $20M In International Video Site ViKi
ViKi, an international video site for world TV series and movies translated in 100+ languages by its community, has raised $20 million in new funding from SK Planet, BBC Worldwide, Greylock Partn...
03:42 am GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Talks Portrait Mode For Windows 8
Most people right now think of Windows 8 as Microsoft's big tablet effort. But I wonder whether it will ever actually be installed on more tablets than traditional laptops and desktops. After all, it'...
02:30 am GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch HPs Chief Strategy And Technology Officer Shane Robison To Step Down Nov. 1
HP has just announced that its executive vice president and chief strategy and technology officer Shane Robison will be retiring, effective Nov. 1.Robison, an 11-year HP veteran, also served as a memb...
01:51 am GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch The Scourge Of Pentile Returns With The Galaxy Nexus
As a man once said: "Fool me once, shame on shame on you. Fool me you can't get fooled again." How true that saying is regarding the promises of high-definition mobile screens. Samsung fooled me onc...
01:02 am GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch RIM Already Having Legal Woes Over BBX Trademark
Poor RIM. They just can't catch a break. Just two days after the official unveiling of their new BBX platform (the company's last bullet, so to speak), they're already having legal papers thrown in th...
12:13 am GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Verizon Lights Up 22 New Cities With 4G LTE Coverage
Get ready, Verizon subscribers. You may have reason to upgrade to a brand new LTE-capable device — like the freshly announced Motorola Droid RAZR — now that Verizon has extended its 4G LTE...
12:07 am GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Revenue Up 7% To $17.37B, Earnings At $0.68 Per Share
Microsoft just reported its first quarter 2012 earnings today with revenues of $17.37 billion, an 7% increase from the same period of the prior year. Microsofts operating income was $7.20 billion, its...
12:03 am GMT - Fri, October 21, 2011
Techcrunch (Video Demo) Bill Gross Chimes In
Earlier this week, UberMedia (and Idealab) CEO Bill Gross launched a new product at the Web 2.0 Summit called Chime.in. It is an interest stream for following people and things you care about. You can...
11:38 pm GMT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Techcrunch Google Reader Getting Overhauled, Removing Your Friends
Today Google announced its long-ignored RSS app Google Reader is getting an update. Most notably, it's getting a fresh new design along the same lines as Google's other products, like Docs, Maps, Sear...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Techcrunch Opinionaided Brings Mobile Q&A App To Android
Startup Opinionaided is bringing its mobile Q&A app to Android phones with the launch of a new native app. Opinionaided previously offered an iOS app and web platform to allow users to get advice ...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Techcrunch Toshiba Shows Mobile LCD With 2,560 1,600 Resolution And 498PPI Density
If you thought the 4.5-Inch LCD screen with 720x1,280 pixels resolution Hitachi showed three weeks ago is cool, think again: Toshiba today took the wraps off a mobile LCD that's even better. Sized at ...
10:59 pm GMT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Techcrunch Gmail Gives An Accidental Peek At Its Upcoming Redesign
A video inadvertently posted to Google's YouTube account has given a sneak peek at some of the changes that will be coming to Gmail in the very near future. It was quickly taken down, but not before a...
10:43 pm GMT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Techcrunch Nearly Half Of Leica Sold Off To Blackstone Group For Rumored $179 Million
Comparing Leica and Kodak is an interesting exercise. While they're not the same by any stretch of the imagination, both rode the wave of photography throughout the 20th century and, come the age of d...
10:14 pm GMT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Techcrunch Apple To School The Worlds Developers On iOS 5 With Tech Talk World Tour
Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) is a pretty great event for developers but, contrary to the implications of the "Worldwide" name, it's not quite as great for folks who can't make their ...
10:10 pm GMT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Techcrunch Crayola Trace & Draw Lets Your Kids Get Dangerously Close To Your iPad
In the future, when imagination dies, scientists will point to the Crayola Trace & Draw as a watershed moment. "Kids weren't drawing, after this thing," they'll say. "Art died. They just traced."T...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Techcrunch Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley: The Daily Deal Companies Are Version 1.0
In Part II of my TCTV interview with Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, we get down to brass tacks: How will Foursquare make money? (In Part I, we talked about Radar, Siri, and how mobile interfaces are ...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Techcrunch Changers Launches Mobile, Social Solar Charging System For $149
Changers is today launching its new solar powered gadget-charging system designed to power up your USB devices, including iPhones, iPods, Android phones and Kindles, using a simple, one-button device....
09:28 pm GMT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Techcrunch Feet On With Filas New Skele-Toes EZ Slide Monkey Shoes
As a fan of barefoot shoes I jumped (not very high, because you don't get a lot of air with bare feet) at the chance to try out Fila's new Skele-Toes EZ Slide barefoot shoes AKA the crazy monkey shoes...
09:02 pm GMT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Techcrunch The State of Venture Capital and the Internet
Editors Note: This is a guest post by (@msuster) Mark Suster, a 2x entrepreneur, now VC atGRP Partners. Read more about Suster atBothsidesofthetableLater today I'll be giving a keynote at the VCJ Ven...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon Extends Trade-In Program To Kindles, Non-Amazon E-Readers Welcome
If you're looking to upgrade your e-reader, Amazon just made the transition that much easier. Today the online retailer extended its Trade-In program to cover Kindles and other e-readers. Trading in a...
02:26 am GMT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Techcrunch ARMs A7 To Act As Sidekick Processor To More Powerful A15 And Friends
Here's another entry to add to the alphabet soup of processors, chips, and components being bandied about by device makers. ARM, whose A8 core forms the center of a great number of mobile devices, has...
02:12 am GMT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Techcrunch If You Sold Your Apple Stock Today, Youre An Idiot
Before I begin, two points:1) I do not own any Apple stock. I have absolutely no interest in whether the stock goes up or down.2) One can make an argument that there may be other reasons to sell Apple...
02:07 am GMT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Techcrunch Most People Have Changed Their Privacy Settings On Facebook, Says Facebook CTO
Facebook CTO Bret Taylor responded to the oft repeated maxim ("meme" is what he called it) that Facebook privacy settings are needlessly complex by asserting that "the majority of people on Facebook h...
01:47 am GMT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Techcrunch With Social, Sergey Brin And Vic Gundotra Say Google+ Is Playing A Different Game
Google founder Sergey Brin freely admits, "I am not a very social person myself." Speaking onstage at the Web 2.0 Summit with Google+ exec Vic Gundotra, Brin says that he thought Google+ wo...
01:27 am GMT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Techcrunch In Time For The Holiday Shopping Season, PayPals In-Store Integration Will Debut At A National Retailer In Q4
We know PayPal has been investing in a comprehensive solution for in-store merchants to integrate the payments service into the point of sale payments experience. Today, on eBay's earnings call, eBay ...
01:19 am GMT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Techcrunch Over 3.4 Billion Photos Have Been Shared On Google+ In The Past 100 Days
"That's a big number even by Google standards," said Google social czar Vic Gundotra. Updating....
12:28 am GMT - Thu, October 20, 2011
Techcrunch Driven By PayPal, eBay Q3 Revenue Up 32 Percent To $3 Billion; Net Income Up 18 Percent To $628M
eBay reported third quarter earnings today, which were in-line with Wall Street expectations. Revenue for the third quarter increased 32% to $3 billion, compared to the same period of 2010. This was a...
11:50 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Lytro Makes Its Debut: Unique Form Factor, $400 Price Tag
The Lytro camera has created a lot of interesting discussion on the web. With photography still in many ways the same as it was a century ago, this new way of capturing images has certainly struck a n...
11:41 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Ski Lift Ticket Retailer Liftopia Raises $1.3 Million
San Francisco-based Liftopia, an online retailer of lift tickets and mountain resortactivities, is today announcing it has raised $1.3 million in a round led by First Round Capital. New investors in t...
11:41 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Khan Academy Triples Unique Users To 3.5 Million
Today at The Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Founder of Khan Academy, Salman Khan, took the stage to share a few quick stats on the growth of his online video education platform. For those unfamiliar...
11:40 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Kevin Rose Explains Oink: "A Platform To Rank Things 
Kevin Rose took the stage today at the Web 2.0 Summit to give a demo of Oink, the first product from his his mobile lab, Milk. He's talked a bit about it before, but went into more details today. "W...
11:24 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Dmitry Shapiro Shows Off AnyBeat (1,000 Private Beta Invites)
If there is a theme emerging among new social startups, it is layering an interest graph on top of people's social connections (aka, the social graph). Bill Gross's new product Chime.in is all about ...
11:04 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Kobo Pits Its Vox Against The Fire And Nook As First "Social  E-Reader
The increasing socialification (as opposed to socialization) of our everyday activities is food for thought. What is it that makes people want to share everything about every activity? Reading especia...
10:55 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Netflix For Android Finally Gains Honeycomb Tablet Support
If you're running out of things to do with your Honeycomb-powered Android tablet, why not load up the newly-updated Netflix app? The fresh new 1.5 update finally adds support for tablets that run Andr...
10:50 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch MC Hammer Announces WireDoo, His "Deep  Relational Search Engine
Somehow on stage at Web 2.0 Summit, MC Hammer has just announced WireDoo, an attempt at a relational search engine that he is somehow involved in.Why do another search engine? Hammer asked the confuse...
10:45 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Text Messaging App Developer Enflick Raises $1M From Freestyle Capital; Lady Gaga And Biebers Managers
Enflick, the developer who created free text messaging app TextNow and IM application PingChat has raised over $1 million in seed funding led by Freestyle Capital, with the Menlo Ventures Talent Fund ...
10:45 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Enflick Raises $1M From Freestyle Capital, Menlo Talent Fund, Lady Gaga And Biebers Managers
Enflick, the developer who created free text messaging app TextNow and IM application PingChat has raised over $1 million in seed funding led by Freestyle Capital, with the Menlo Ventures Talent Fund ...
10:43 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch DODOcase Adds Monogramming, Auto WakeSleep Magnet To Their iPad 2 Cases
Dodocase makes fantastic iPad and Kindle cases using traditional book binding techniques and equipment. They're just great. The San Francisco-based company recently upgraded their offering with severa...
10:25 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Google Promises Android 4.0 For The Nexus S, "Theoretically  For Gingerbread Devices, Too
With a few hours of Ice Cream Sandwich familiarity under our belts, the looming question in everyone's mind is: when will the Android 4.0 update roll out to existing devices? Well, nobody knows. But a...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Google Debuts Search Ads For Mobile Apps; Distance Will Now Factor Into Mobile Search Ad Rankings
As the holiday shopping season approaches, more and more consumers are going to be using the smartphones to search for products, stores and more. Google is debuting a host of new mobile ad formats tod...
09:35 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch The Mega-Video: Whats New In Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)?
Sure, other sites might have footage of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.) They grabbed a Galaxy Nexus, fumbled with it for a second or two, and then shot 2-3 minutes of video with a device/interface t...
09:35 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Striiv Gamifies The Pedometer Craze
The pedometer - those little things you wear to measure your steps - has always been a weight loss gimmick. Only recently, however, have pedometers gotten smart enough to do more than just vaguely sha...
09:33 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch YouTube Gets Free, Cloud-Based Video Editing Thanks To New WeVideo Integration
WeVideo, a newly launched cloud-based collaborative video editing platform, is today announcing integration with YouTube. Starting this afternoon, YouTube users will be able to access a basic version ...
09:31 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Google Wallet Picks Up Steam With NJ Transit Partnership
The days of scrounging in your pockets for bus fare are over, if Google and NJ Transit have anything to say about it. NJ Governor Chris Christie announced earlier today that the third largest transit ...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Roundup: 12 Startups, 500 Investors At TechStars NYC Demo Day
Yesterday morning over five hundred investors, mentors, reporters, and entrepreneurs packed the halls of New York City's Cedar Lake Theatre for TechStars Demo Day. The event showcased the dozen startu...
08:57 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Teach Siri To Interact With RememberTheMilk
This isn't a new trick - and you could probably use the same technique to push reminders to any CalDAV-compliant system, but the folks at to-do list makers RememberTheMilk have gotten reminders to pop...
08:52 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Watch Day Three Of The 2011 Web 2.0 Summit
We're at the Palace Hotel for day three of 2011 Web 2.0 Summit where we've spent three days exploring the weird wonderful world of the dataframe. In case you didn't get to be a part of the in-person a...
08:31 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch LinkedIn Debuts Classmates To Help You Stay Connected With Your Fellow Alumni
You could previously connect with contacts from college and grad school on LinkedIn by searching by name or by the educational institution, but LinkedIn is now making this process a much easier, featu...
08:06 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch New Screen Technology, TapSense, Can Distinguish Between Different Parts Of Your Hand
And you thought multitouch gestures were annoying - how about mashing your whole hand on your screen to close an app or rapping on it with your knuckle to summon Siri (or Iris?). A new technology from...
08:05 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch How DropBox Started As A Minimal Viable Product
Drew Houston is featured on the cover of Forbes magazine as the entrepreneur who out-Steve Jobsed Steve Jobs. He just raised $250 million for DropBox (as he explains in this TCTV interview). His succe...
07:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch A Restaurant, Dive Shop, And Bakery Share Their Groupon Experience (TCTV)
With Groupon reportedly set to begin its IPO road show early next week, it's a good time to revisit the deal site. Is Groupon a great, lucrative deal for its merchants, a swindle or something even wo...
07:51 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Sony Opens Up The PlayStation Store To Tablet S Owners
Owners of the Tablet S from Sony: listen up because your Android-powered slab of glass just became that much more fun. The PlayStation Store for PS-certified devices has officially gone live, with 10 ...
07:43 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch TV Launches On Your TV
TechCrunch TV is now really TechCrunch TV. When TCTV launched last year, the focus was on viewing our videos on the computer. Not on TV. Ok, we called it "TechCrunch TV" because it sounded a lot be...
07:37 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch A Childs-Eye View Of Microsofts Kinect For Kids
I took my six-year-old son Kasper to Microsoft's Kinect For Kids event yesterday in hopes of better understanding Microsoft's efforts at grabbing the younger demographic. While he's already an avid we...
07:25 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Backupify Snapshot Exits Beta, Adds More Features For Exporting Google Apps Accounts
Backupify, the startup that provides online data backup, archiving and export, is today releasing a new version of its Backupify Snapshot tool with additional features for Google Apps admins. The tool...
07:15 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Moonfruit Makes Play For Shop Identity With Killer Facebook Integration
Up until now Moonfruit has been known as a nice and easy web site builder. Although a long time player in the game (this company is 12 - count 'em - years old) they've done very well at iterating thei...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Crowdpark Raises $6 Million To Bring Legal, Social Betting Games To Facebook (And Soon Android & iOS)
Crowdpark, a Berlin-headquartered game developer, announced today that it has raised $6 million in series B financing from top German venture capital firms, Target Partners and existing investor, Earl...
06:55 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch HTC Unveils First World Phone In The EVO Family: The EVO Design 4G
HTC has just added another phone to its line of EVO handsets, the HTC EVO Design 4G. While it can't necessarily match the specs of its EVO 3D cousin, the EVO Design 4G does have a trick up it's sleeve...
06:24 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch The Facebook Hack That Wasnt? Facebook Says The 10,000 Hacked Accounts Arent Ours
A hacking group calling themselves "Team Swastika" posted what they claimed was over 10,000 comprised Facebook accounts to Pastebin, a service that serves as an online clipboard. However, according to...
06:02 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Droid Razr To Taste Ice Cream Sandwich Update In Q1 2012
Motorola's Droid Razr made quite the splash yesterday thanks in part to its impressive hardware, but the Android build that it runs seems bit quaint now thanks to Ice Cream Sandwich. No worries, thoug...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Social Loyalty Platform PunchTab Releases New iOS App PunchBowl
PunchTab, a startup that offers a social loyalty platform for consumers, publishers, and businesses, is debuting PunchBowl, a free mobile application that provides local merchants with a way to offer ...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch GramercyOne Raises $14.5M From Revolution, Others For Cloud-based Business Management Software
GramercyOne, a New York City-based provider of cloud-based business management and marketing software, has secured $14.5 million in Series A financing.The funding round was led by Revolution Ventures ...
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch HTC Remains Coy About Ice Cream Sandwich Update Schedule
Google and Samsung finally unveiled Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich last night, along with its hardware counterpart the Galaxy Nexus. Since the duo pulled a fast one and announced the new goodies in Ho...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch NYC Startup Accelerator Blueprint Health Now Accepting Applications
NYC-based Blueprint Health, a health-focused member of the TechStars Network, has just opened applications for its inaugural program starting on January 9th, 2012. This accelerator program is the only...
05:05 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Asus Teases The Transformer 2 Android Tablet, Hints At The Next Transformation
Gasp! A new Asus Transformer tablet is in the works. This of course calls for a YouTube teaser trailer that doesn't show a damn thing. The Next Transformation hints at the future of Asus' convertible ...
05:03 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Accel EIR Steps In As CEO Of Online Payments Platform Braintree
Braintree, an Accel-backed online payments provider, is announcing a new CEO today payments exec Bill Ready. In July, Ready joined Accel as an Executive in Residence to bring his payments experti...
04:31 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch TagMan Raises $5 Million To Track Online Ad Campaigns
TagMan, a company that allows marketers and advertisers to track online ad campaigns, has raised $5 million in new funding led by Greycroft Partners and iNovia Capital. This brings the startup's total...
01:07 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Hybrid Wisdom Labs Launches A Speedy, Scalable Engine For Visualizing Customer Insight
Today, at The Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Ken Goldberg, a professor of New Media, Robotics, and Industrial Engineering at UC Berkeley, launched a new startup onstage, called Hybrid Wisdom Labs.Hy...
12:02 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch In-Depth Hands-On: Galaxy Nexus And Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)
Say goodbye to Android as you know it. Ice Cream Sandwich (otherwise known as Android 4.0) is coming, and it's the biggest upgrade Android has seen to date.But fancy new software isn't the only thing ...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Active
Here are some of yesterday’s Gadgets stories: Video: Hands-On With Motorolas iPod Nano Challenger, The MOTO ACTV Street By 50 Over-The-Ear Headphones Pictured And Detailed Vudu And Dolby Team Up...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Europes Square iZettle Raises $11 Million For Mobile Payments Technology
Europe's Square competitor iZettle. has raised $11.2 million in Series A funding (8.2 million) led by Index Ventures with co-investor Creandum and further investment from Charles Dunstone, CEO and Co-...
08:01 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Vivint Solar Announces $75m Partnership With U.S. Bancorp, Expansion Into Three New Markets
"If they're [the solar panels] not producing energy, you're not paying for it." That was Vivint CEO, Todd Peterson on Vivint Solar, the company's latest attempt at bringing renewable energy to consume...
07:29 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch A Quick Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Feature Rundown
While hardware junkies like myself may have spent the past few weeks drooling over the Galaxy Nexus, the onstage demo of Android 4.0 (a.k.a Ice Cream Sandwich) proves that the software powering the de...
06:46 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch (TCTV Exclusive) DropBox CEO Drew Houston Says The $250 Million "Is All Going Into The Company 
Today DropBox decided to officially announce its $250 million series B round (which actually closed in Sepetember and we called last summer, and filled in with follow up reports). I took a break from...
06:45 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Ice Cream Sandwich: "Native Resolution  Is 720p
While introducing the new Galaxy Nexus today in Hong Kong, Samsung's senior VP for product innovation, Kevin Packingham, said something that surprised me a little. He said that Android 4.0, Ice Cream ...
05:41 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Googles Infinite Bookcase: An Abstract Browser For Limitless Libraries
I wrote a while back about the eventual necessity for the internet to become beautiful. The trouble is that the things in the world we consider beautiful in an informational context — magazine a...
05:33 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Official Galaxy Nexus Spec Sheet Revealed Ahead Of Event
There's still half an hour to go until the Galaxy Nexus officially takes the stage in Hong Kong, but the official spec sheet has already begun to make the rounds....
05:33 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Galaxy Nexus Officially Announced At Hong Kong Event
There's still half an hour to go until the Galaxy Nexus officially takes the stage in Hong Kong, but the official spec sheet has already begun to make the rounds.The Galaxy Nexus is, of course, the fi...
05:33 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Galaxy Nexus Officially Announced At Hong Kong Event (Update: With Video)
There's still half an hour to go until the Galaxy Nexus officially takes the stage in Hong Kong, but the official spec sheet has already begun to make the rounds.The Galaxy Nexus is, of course, the fi...
05:21 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Ballmer On Not Buying Yahoo: "Sometimes Youre Lucky 
Speaking today at Web 2.0, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was boisterous as usual. In a rousing talk with John Batelle, Ballmer talked about how, since last being on stage at Web 2.0 three years ago, Bin...
04:56 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Pandoras Westergren: The Biggest Tectonic Shift In Music Is From Terrestrial To Personalized Radio
This afternoon at Web 2.0, Pandora Co-founder Tim Westergren sat down with Fortune Editor Adam Lashinsky to talk about what's going on at everybody's favorite personalized radio platform. Pandora rece...
04:56 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch AngelPads Third Demo Day: Fifteen Startups Take Flight
Six months after the second cohort launched, the ex-Googler fueled AngelPad is ready to have at it again with a third brood of 11 business Internet-focused, technology driven companies. A li...
04:15 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon Now Lets You Spin Up A Supercomputer Cluster
Thousands of companies from Dropbox to Netflix rely on Amazon Web Services to provide storage and computing in the cloud. Amazon's cloud computing offerings range from storage to on-demand computing ...
04:15 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon Lets You Spin Up A Supercomputer Cluster
Thousands of companies from Dropbox to Netflix rely on Amazon Web Services to provide storage and computing in the cloud. Amazon's cloud computing offerings range from storage to on-demand computing ...
04:02 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Google Ventures Takes A Moneyball Approach To Investing: Its All About The Data
Today at Web 2.0, John Batelle sat down with Bill Maris and Graham Spencer of Google Ventures for a quick peak inside Google's venture arm. For those unfamiliar, Google Ventures' team of 43 invests up...
03:59 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch PlayStation Vita Will Debut In US And Europe On February 22
Sony's Playstation Vita has long been slated for a December release in Japan, but Sony has just announced at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco that their new portable will be hitting shelves statesi...
03:39 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Meeker Says Majority Of Pandoras And Twitters Traffic Is Mobile; Square Transactions Grew 20,000%
Mary Meeker gave her annual slide presentation at the Web 2.0 Summit today. The standout slides for me are the ones which track the breakout growth of the mobile web, a trend she was focused on last ...
03:09 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Samsung Outs Verizon-Bound Galaxy Nexus On Their Website
If you still weren't convinced that Google and Samsung will be revealing the Verizon-bound Galaxy Nexus in Hong Kong tonight, check out what an eagle-eyed reader managed to dig up on Samsung's own web...
02:41 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Micro Four-Thirds Lenses Too High-Quality For You? Try This One!
When I go on a trip or just out a-shooting with my camera, I often have a moment of slight panic, in which I try to decide whether I should take my nice big expensive lens with me and risk getting it ...
02:37 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch After A Rare Miss, Apple Predicts Record iPhone, iPad Sales And Hints At A $40 Billion Quarter
Yes, Apple missed with their earnings today. It's the first time in a long time that has happened. Some are suggesting that hasn't happened since 2002. That's big news. But it's also masking even bigg...
02:24 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Vodaphone and Canonical Release a Webbook in South Africa
Vodaphone and Canonical today announced the Vodacom "Webbook", the fruit of a joint effort to develop a low-cost mobile computing solution for South Africa. Most of the specs are about what you'd expe...
02:14 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Tim Cook: Yeah, The iPad Is Eating Mac Sales But Its Probably Eating Way More PCs
Look out, Windows-based PCs: the iPad is gettin' ready to gobble you up. At least, so suggests Apple's newly settled CEO, Tim Cook.Early on in this afternoon's earnings call, Cook touched on the succe...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch After 400 Million Downloads, Angry Birds Introduces New Bird; Movie Confirmed
Well, Rovio doesn't need much of an introduction: It's the company behind the now ubiquitous game that features everybody's favorite affronted and chafed birds. Back in September, a whopping month and...
01:43 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Mary Meekers 2011 Presentation On Internet Trends [Slides]
Kleiner Perkins partner and former Morgan Stanley analyst Mary Meeker has taken the stage here at Web 2.0 Summit to present on Internet trends, as does every year. I'll be writing this up live, so kee...
12:57 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch FTC Privacy Czar To Entrepreneurs: "If You Dont Want To See Us, Dont Collect Data You Dont Need 
David Vladeck, The Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection (a wing of the FTC), was appointed by the Chairman of the FTC, Jon Leibowitz, in April 2009. Today, Vladeck took the stage to speak in ...
12:51 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Intels Q3 Results: PC And Cloud Growth, Atom Market Continues To Shrink
Intel has released their Q3 financials, and for the most part it's good news for their investors. Their revenue (GAAP) was a record $14.2bn, up $3.1bn from last year's Q3. Gross margin is down by 2.6%...
12:36 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch As iPhone Sales Dip Ahead Of 4S, Apples Earnings Fall Below Street Expectations
Apple has just announced their Q4 2011 earnings. As expected, they're big   but unlike the last several quarters where Apple has destroyed the number expected by the Street, Apple actually fell s...
12:20 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch More Supply Line Leaks Hint At Smaller iPad
The rumor that was making its way around before the iPad 2 debut last year is back for an encore. At the time, it was suggested that the iPad would be getting a refresh and a smaller, low-cost version...
12:19 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Yahoo Q3 Revenue Down 5 Percent To $1.07B; Net Income Down 26 Percent To $293M
Yahoo reported third quarter earnings today. Revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs ("revenue ex-TAC ) was $1.072 billion for the third quarter of 2011, a 5 percent decrease from the third q...
12:07 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Hands-On With Motorolas iPod Nano Challenger, The MOTO ACTV
This morning, Motorola dropped a bit of a surprise with the MOTO ACTV, an iPod Nano-esque thimble of a device. Does the world need another tiny, crappy audio player? Probably not. But what about a tin...
12:05 am GMT - Wed, October 19, 2011
Techcrunch Fantasy Shopper Gamifies Window Shopping. Addicts Beware.
A new venture backed by European Seed accelerator HackFWD has launched today. Fantasy Shopper is a new social shopping game where players discover and share the latest fashion from real-world online r...
11:50 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Ben Horowitz: "Facebook Is The Best Run Company In Technology 
Today, at the Web 2.0 Summit, Ben Horowitz, the former co-founder and CEO of Opsware and founding partner of well-known venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, took to the stage today to speak to J...
11:50 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Ben Horowitz: "Facebook Is The Best-Run Company In Technology 
Today, at the Web 2.0 Summit, Ben Horowitz, the former co-founder and CEO of Opsware and founding partner of well-known venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, took to the stage today to speak to J...
11:44 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Jotly Parodies Our Mobile, Local, Social App Obsession
Forget about rating restaurants and bars - now you can rate everything! According to this website, Jotly is a new startup that lets you rate everything in your life and share it with everyone. The ser...
11:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Foursquare CEO On Google And Facebook Closing In: "It Is Stressful. 
After talking scale and product at Web 2.0 Summit, moderatorJohn Heilemann started asking CEO Dennis Crowley about the competitive landscape. "Has Groupon made your life difficult?"Then Heilemann turn...
11:24 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Lollihop: Its Like Birchbox, But For Healthy Snacks
I'm a Clif Bar fiend. Cool Mint Chocolate's my current favorite, but mainstays like Chocolate Chip and Crunchy Peanut Butter suit me just fine.But sometimes as I bite into one of these super-efficient...
11:17 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Solaria Announces Partnership With Service Provider Meteocontrol
Solar manufacturer Solaria and solar performance monitoring software and hardware provider meteocontrol have today announced a partnership that will see meteocontrol's Virtual Control Room (VCOM) moni...
10:46 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Street By 50 Over-The-Ear Headphones Pictured And Detailed
SMS Audio is gear up to launch 50 Cent's headphone line. The top-tier wireless cans leaked (which eventually lead to their official release) but the company just released pics and technicial info on t...
10:37 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Bill Gross Explains Whats Different About Chime.in: "You Can Follow A Part Of A Person 
Bill Groos was just on stage to officially introduce jis latest company, Chime.in. The app hit iTunes yesterday. It is an online mobile social network built around interests.We've been seeing a lot ...
10:37 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Bill Gross Explains Whats Different About Chime.in: "You Can Follow A Part Of A Person 
Bill Gross was just on stage to officially introduce UberMedia's latest product, Chime.in. The app hit iTunes yesterday. It is an online mobile social network built around interests.We've been seein...
10:24 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Watch The 2011 Web 2.0 Summit Day Two Live
Were at the Palace Hotel for day two of for the 2011 Web 2.0 Summit, where the lineup for the next three days consists of almost everyone on the entire Internet. The. entire. Internet. In case you did...
10:16 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Michael Dell On His Infamous Id Shut Down Apple Quote: "My Answer Was Largely Misconstrued. 
While onstage today at Web 2.0 Summit, I asked Michael Dell if he regretted saying that Apple should shut down the company and sell the stock back to shareholders 14 years ago when Apple was trading a...
09:58 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Hands-On With The Verizon Droid RAZR By Motorola
After the hot mess that was the Droid Bionic Saga (Delay! Delay! Delay! Screw it, release garbage.), I didn't think I could ever like another Motorola device again. Guess I was wrong.I just spent a bi...
09:29 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On Why The Third Industrial Revolution Will Take Place in Europe Rather Than America (TCTV)
We may be on the brink of a third industrial revolution, but its going to happen in Europe rather than America. Thats at least the view of Jeremy Rifkin, whose new book The Third Industrial Revolution...
09:04 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch More Record-Breaking Numbers Ahead? Apple Q4 Earnings Arrive Today
Today, after the market closes, Apple will release its fourth quarter earnings - the first time the company will do so since the loss of Co-Founder and visionary leader Steve Jobs. It's expected that ...
09:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz, CrunchFund, Tencent Back Intelligent Social Address Book Everyme
Everyme, a startup that plans to disrupt the address book, has announced $1.5 million in funding from an impressive group of backers including Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock, Michael Arrington's Crunch...
08:37 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Timelines: Why Were Suing Facebook (And Please Join Our Facebook Page)
You may remember that we recently broke a story about a small company called Timelines Inc, which filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Facebook. According to the lawsuit documents, Timeline...
08:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Verizon Officially Unveils The Worlds Thinnest Smartphone: The Motorola Droid RAZR
If you remember from a teaser video posted a few days ago, today is a big day. Verizon and Motorola have finally announced the much-anticipated Droid Spyder (once known as the Droid HD, and then the D...
08:10 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Motorola Challenges The iPod Nano With MotoACTV Smart Watch
In a plot twist not many of us were expecting, Motorola took an opportunity at its NYC press event this morning (where we expect to see the Droid Spyder unveiling) to announce MotoACTV, a new smart wa...
08:08 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch RIM Announces The BBX Platform, The Future Of BlackBerry
Mike Lazaridis, CEO of Research in Motion, "The whole company is aligning behind this single vision. It combines the best of QNX and Blackberry." Meet BBX. BBX is the future of RIM. Dan Dodge, preside...
08:07 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch RIM Announces 1 Billion App World Downloads
Mike Lazaridis, the belegaured co-head of RIM, took the stage at DevCon Americas to announce some strong numbers. First, RIM has just announced 1 billion App World downloads, which amounts to about 5 ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Advise.me Team To Launch Its Own Startup, A Social App Called Chirpr
Advise.me, the new and rapidly expanding startup accelerator and incubator, is working on its first startup. The company is still in stealth mode, and all we know about it is that it's a social commun...
07:17 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch The Era Of Attachment Is Over: SugarSync Adds "Share By Email 
As a fan of kitten videos, I'm often embarrassed by my inability to attach said videos to emails I'm trying to send the rest of my local chapter of American Society Of Kitten Video Lovers (ASKVL). Whi...
06:47 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Archos 80 G9 Tablet Review: Fun But Ugly
Short Version: The Archos 80 G9 tablet isn't necessarily something I'd recommend for the hardcore tablet enthusiast, but it certainly gets the job done. Powered by pure Android 3.2 Honeycomb, the tab ...
06:44 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Clear Channel And LivingSocial Team Up To Bring Daily Deals To Radio
Media company Clear Channel Radio and daily deals service LivingSocial are today announcing an agreement that names LivingSocial as the sole daily deal provider for over 500 Clear Channel-owned radio ...
06:43 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Actroid-F: Japans Super-Realistic Humanoid Gets A Brother (Video)
Do you remember Actroid-F, the super-realistic humanoid that we've shown you last year? Her makers, robot venture Kokoro and Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (A...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch RIMs Last Bullet
It hasn't been an easy year for RIM. The Playbook came out half-baked, their handset line has taken a pummeling from its ambitious competitors, the businesses and governments of the world are alternat...
06:28 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Women 2.0: Number Of Women Founders Doubled Over Past Three Years
Women 2.0, an organization whose goal is to increase the number of female founders in technology startups, is sharing some good news today: the number of women starting companies has doubled over the ...
06:24 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch There Will Be Cake: Heres How To Motivate Your Start-Up
Dexetra, a mobile start-up, impressed us all last night with their Siri clone, an Android app called Iris. The folks there were so thankful that their project hit the front page that they sent us a ki...
06:11 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch I Heard You Liked 3DS Circle Pad So I Put A Circle Pad On Your Circle Pad
Capcom has let slip that an official Nintendo 3DS add-on circlepad - the circular joystick on the left side of the console - will be available for purchase in February to coincide with the launch of R...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Doxie Go: Wireless Scanner (mostly) Cuts the Cord
Doxie, the cute but functional document scanner, last made waves with its ability to send scanned items to Evernote, Dropbox, or your iPhone. That functionality was handy, but you still needed to dig ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Oracle Buys Enterprise Search And Data Management Company Endeca
Oracle has acquired Endeca, a company that powers enterprise search for large companies. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Endeca has raised a total of $65 million from Bessemer, Venrock...
05:53 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Dropbox Said No To "Nine-Digits  Acquisition Offer From Apple, Steve Jobs
As we were breaking the news about Dropbox's $250 million funding round, Forbes went live with a fascinating story, detailing how co-founders Arash Ferdowsi and Drew Houston turned down a "nine-digit"...
05:53 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Dropbox Said No To "Nine-Digit  Acquisition Offer From Apple, Steve Jobs
As we were reporting the news about Dropbox's $250 million funding round, Forbes went live with a fascinating story, detailing how co-founders Arash Ferdowsi and Drew Houston turned down a "nine-digit...
05:53 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Dropbox Said No To A "Nine-Digit  Acquisition Offer From Apple, Steve Jobs
As we were reporting the news about Dropbox's $250 million funding round, Forbes went live with a fascinating story, detailing how co-founders Arash Ferdowsi and Drew Houston turned down a "nine-digit...
05:49 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Ordr.in Raises Seed Funding From Google Ventures For Its Food API
I'm at the TechStars Demo Day in New York City, where a class of twelve startups are showcasing their products to a room full of hundreds of investors (we'll have a recap on TechCrunch later today).Am...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Adlibrium Launches Daily Deals Service Where Offers Appear As Mobile Ads
Advertising and social media startup Camber Tech is launching its freemium service called Adlibrium Dailies, a daily deal service for mobile that distributes deals through mobile applications. The ser...
05:38 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Vudu And Dolby Team Up For 7.1 Audio On Streaming Movies
Streaming movies just got a little more tempting for the home theater enthusiast. Starting with Vudu's release of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, select movies will stream with Dolby's ba...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Gogobot Takes Social Travel Discovery Platform Mobile With iOS App
Travel discovery startup Gogobot is making its first entry into the mobile space today with a new, free iOS app.In case you aren't familiar, Gogobot is sort of like a Yelp for travel. The site leverag...
05:07 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Dropbox Raises $250M In Funding, Boasts 45 Million Users
We knew it was in the works, and now Dropbox has confirmed that it has raised a massive round of funding. The company has landed $250 million in Series B financing (bringing its total of capital raise...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Here Comes The Modern Warfare 3 Gear: Logitech Outs MW3 G105 Keyboard And G9X Gaming Mouse
Collect all the things! Logitech's latest venture involves slapping Modern Warfare 3 logos on their wares and selling them at the same price. Yep, you can show your FPS allegiance without paying a sil...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Social Navigation And Traffic App Waze Raises $30M From Kleiner Perkins And Li Ka-shing
Social mapping and navigation company Waze has raised $30 million in new funding from Horizons Ventures Hong Kong (the fund that manages the private venture investments of Facebook investor Li Ka-shin...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Lookout Finally Brings Intelligent Smartphone Security And Tracking Application To iOS
Lookout, a company that offers security services for a number of smartphone platforms has long catered to the mobile security need of Android, Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry users but has not offered ...
04:57 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Clustrix Lands Former Hewlett-Packard VP Robin Purohit As Its New CEO
Big news for Clustrix today. The 'Big Data' company, which was initially financed by Y Combinator back in 2006 and went on to raise $12 million in funding from Sequoia Capital, USVP and ATA Ventures, ...
04:33 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy Nexus Leaked: Image, Specs And Launch Date
Well it would seem that NTT DoCoMo, one of the largest wireless carriers in Japan, has let slip the Samsung Galaxy Nexus announcement just a couple hours early. According to a tweet, "the latest Andro...
04:24 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Zipcar Members Can Now Reserve A Car On Facebook
Car sharing network company Zipcar this morning announced the release of a Facebook application that allows its members to 'reserve their wheels' on the popular social networking site without having t...
04:19 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Khosla, Founders Fund, and Eric Schmidt Put $10 Million Into BillGuard
The other day, I mentioned in passing that Khosla Ventures invested in BillGuard, a TC Disrupt finalist from last May. Here are more details. It turns out that Khosla led the round, a $10 million se...
01:58 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Secret Escapes Attracts New Funding And A Battle-Hardened CEO
Secret Escapes, the exclusive flash sales for luxury hotel rooms along the lines of and Voyage Priv in France and Gilt Group in the US, is announcing a second funding round, although they are being co...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Gilt Groupe Debuts New Home Focused Retail And Curated Content Site To Take On One Kings Lane
Flash sales giant Gilt Groupe has been steadily expanding its flash sales platform into a full-fledged e-commerce and curated content platform that reaches all major retail verticals including fashion...
12:48 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch The "Live Shell  Lets You Broadcast Live Video Via Ustream Without A PC
Japan-based startup Cerevo took the wraps off the so-called "Live Shell" [JP] yesterday, a small device that makes it possible to stream live video to the web (via Ustream) without using a PC. It's a ...
12:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Mark Pincus Used To Be Sean Parkers Boss
Napster co-founder, former Facebook president and current Airtime CEO Sean Parker subbed in for Zynga CEO Mark Pincus today onstage at Web 2.0 Summit, when Pincus couldn’t speak because of Zynga...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Surface
Here are some of yesterday’s posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: Review: Rage CMU Researchers Turn Any Surface Into A Touchscreen Kodak: Its Time To Go Invisible Predator-Inspired Ammo Backpack Cobbled...
11:13 am GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Tim OReilly Vs. Christopher Poole On The Future Of Web Identity
"Facebook and Google do identity wrong, Twitter does it better," is the most oft repeated soundbite from 4Chan founder's Christopher Poole's Web 2.0 Summit talk today. Actually the truth is a bit more...
09:52 am GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Canons New Professional 1D X Goes Full Frame, Improves Video
Canon has just announced the next version of their flagship 1D series of professional DSLRs, the EOS-1D X. It's faster and better in just about every way, and few of you will be lucky enough to use on...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Greylock, Andreessen Horowitz Back Cloud Enterprise Performance Analytics Startup Tidemark
Tidemark, formerly known as Proferi, has closed a $4 million Series B round from existing investors Greylock Partners, Andreessen Horowitz and Dave Duffield, co-founder and co-CEO of Workday and found...
07:50 am GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter CEO On When Users Will Be Able To "Liberate  Old Tweets: Were Working On Working On It
As the finally question of the Web 2.0 Dick Costolo speaker dinner, O'Reilly writer Alex Howard asked about when Twitter users will be able to access their Twitter histories, "I've got 49,119tweets an...
06:53 am GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter Is At 250 Million Tweets Per Day
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has just dropped some numbers at a dinner here at Web 2.0 Summit. Costolo revealed that the company has gone from 100 million tweets per day to 1/4 billion tweets per day -- a...
06:53 am GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter Is At 250 Million Tweets Per Day, iOS 5 Integration Made Signups Increase 3x
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has just dropped some numbers at a dinner here at Web 2.0 Summit. Costolo revealed that the company has gone from 100 million tweets per day to 1/4 billion tweets per day -- a...
05:54 am GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch About.mes CEO On How To Hit A Million Users In 300 Days: "Figure Out Who Your Entourage Is. 
About.me founder and True Ventures partner Tony Conrad gave a presentation at Web 2.0 Summit today on something called "Echo Chamber Marketing." Conrad said that his strategy to scale his About.me onl...
05:54 am GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch About.me CEO On How To Hit A Million Users In 300 Days: "Figure Out Who Your Entourage Is. 
About.me founder and True Ventures partner Tony Conrad gave a presentation at Web 2.0 Summit today on something called "Echo Chamber Marketing." Conrad said that his strategy to scale his About.me onl...
04:45 am GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Salesforce CEO: Facebook Is Leading The Direction For Where Were Going As An Industry
Today, at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff took the stage to talk about the current landscape of the cloud for the first time since the public back-and-forth between hi...
03:43 am GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Kodak: Its Time To Go Invisible
Kodak, let us admit, is doomed. Founded over a century ago, it has dominated film for as long as film has existed, but now that film is on the verge of ceasing to exist, they have very little to domin...
03:15 am GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Iris Is (Sort Of) Siri For Android
While voice control has been part of Android since the dawn of time, Siri came along and ruined the fun with its superior search and understanding capabilities. However, an industrious team of folks f...
02:45 am GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch TCTV: TechCrunch Gadgets Webcast
In this episode of the TechCrunch Gadgets Webcast we assess the value of camera film, decide that Devin is the 6th Decemberist, and express how much we love Asus' new ultrabook....
02:26 am GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Sean Parker On Facebook Privacy: "There Is Good Creepy, And There is Bad Creepy 
Sean Parker doesn't think that Facebook has a privacy problem. Kicking off the Web 2.0 Summit today, when pressed on how Facebook is increasingly becoming creepy in terms of how much of our lives it ...
01:43 am GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch iOS 5 Already Installed On 1 In 3 Eligible Devices
We could all argue until we were blue in the face on the merits of each platform's update system, but there's one place where iOS just has them all beat hands down: timing. If your device is going to ...
01:41 am GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Predator-Inspired Ammo Backpack Cobbled Together By Soldiers In Afghanistan
A group of Iowa National Guard, fresh from a harrowing two-and-a-half-hour firefight in Afghanistan earlier this year, found itself questioning the effectiveness of some of their new equipment. They h...
01:02 am GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Watch The 2011 Web 2.0 Summit Live
We're at the Palace Hotel for the 2011Web 2.0 Summitwhere the lineup for the next three days consists of almost everyone on the entire Internet. In case you didn't get to be a part of the in-person ac...
12:23 am GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch IBM Posts Q3 Revenue Of $26.2B With Net Income Up 7 Percent To $3.8B; Ups Outlook
IBM has released its third quarter results today, with non-GAAP diluted earnings coming in at $3.28 per share, compared with operating diluted earnings of $2.85 per share in the third quarter of 2010,...
12:14 am GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Google Wallet Now Lets You SingleTap That App
Google Wallet continues on its slow (but exciting) march toward letting you pay for things simply by tapping your phone against a special, NFC-enabledcredit card reader. Today, in a post on Google's O...
12:04 am GMT - Tue, October 18, 2011
Techcrunch Y Combinator Alum Curebit Wants To Optimize Your Referral System, Turn Your Customers Into Marketers
Word-of-mouth is the tried and true way to spread the word about your business, news, or product updates. For businesses, allowing your customers to tell their friends about how awesome your product o...
11:36 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Nokia Launches New NFC-Enabled Games
Over the weekend, Nokia launched a suite of casual games developed at Nokia Research Center which are meant to demonstrate how NFC can enable new forms of mobile gaming. The three new games include No...
11:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Worldwide Enterprise IT Spending To Total $2.7 Trillion In 2012 But Growth Is Slowing
Gartner just released its worldwide enterprise IT spending estimates, which are projected to total $2.7 trillion in 2012. That's a 3.9 percent increase from 2011 expected spending of $2.6 trillion, bu...
11:06 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch BuddyTV Partners With AT&T To Let You Turn Your U-verse Into A Smart TV
Back in July, Erick took a trip to a hotel suite in Manhattan to get a demo of BuddyTV's new iPhone app. You can check it out here. For those unfamiliar, BuddyTV's iPhone and Android apps turn your sm...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Kleiner-Backed Erly Focuses Shared Visual Collections On Capturing Memories From Events
We've covered Erly, a Kleiner Perkins-backed startup in the social 'experience' space that counts founding Hulu CTO and former Kleiner partner Eric Feng as a co-founder. Erly launched a month ago as a...
10:57 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Think Youve Disabled Googles Web History Tracking? Check Again.
Late Friday evening, I tweeted out that, for some reason unbeknownst to me, Google's Web History tracking "feature" (the one that keeps tabs on every search you've made for sake of tailoring ads to yo...
10:48 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Professor Layton Leaves The Nintendo Stable To Join iOS
One of the biggest Nintendo DS franchises is coming to iOS. Level-5 has announced that Nintendo's exclusive access to their Professor Layton franchise is ending, and they'll be releasing a new game ca...
10:48 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Professor Layton Leaves The Nintendo Stable, Adds iOS To Supported Platforms
One of the biggest Nintendo DS franchises is coming to iOS. Level-5 has announced that Nintendo's exclusive access to their Professor Layton franchise is ending, and they'll be releasing a new game ca...
10:20 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Commence Drooling: Official Motorola SpyderDroid RAZR Image Leaked
Sorry to ruin the surprise, but if you've been enjoying the thrill of refreshing Motorola's teaser page until something happens, you can stop right now. Droid-Life has gotten their hands on a full ver...
10:10 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Adobe Launches Adobe Reader For iOS
Adobe has just launched a version of its PDF Reader, Adobe Reader for iOS devices, which supports iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The new, free application, available here in iTunes, lets users view PDF ...
10:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On Why The Internet Will Be 1000 Times More Powerful When Merged With The Energy Revolution (TCTV)
As one of Americas leading environmental thinkers and activists, Jeremy Rifkin has spent the last forty years campaigning to reform and democratize the energy industry. But in his new book The Third I...
09:54 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter Brings Promoted Tweets, Trends & Accounts To Twitter Japan
Following the September launch of Twitter ads in the U.K., Twitter is now bringing its advertising products known as "Promoted Tweets," "Promoted Trends" and "Promoted Accounts" to its Japanese versio...
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Review: Rage
Short version: Probably the best-looking game I've ever played, despite a general lack of imagination. The gameplay itself, though, is (without exaggeration) probably less sophisticated than Doom.But ...
09:47 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch From Graffiti Lessons To Olympic Luging: SideTour Raises $1.5 Million
What would you pay to watch me  a bona fide professional blogger   sit in my apartment, whipping up this post amidst a flurry of irritating phone calls, order-in lunch, and dirty laundry? To...
09:18 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch AmEx Leads $12 Million Round In Clickable, Which Wants To "Become The AdWords Of Social 
When it comes to managing search and social marketing campaigns, Clickable is cementing its position across a broad spectrum of marketers, especially small and medium sized businesses. The New York C...
08:38 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch U.K. PM David Cameron Joins Foursquare and LinkedIn
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron recently joined social networking sites LinkedIn and Foursquare in an effort to expand his digitalpresenceand better connect with both citizens and businesses alike. ...
08:14 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch CMU Researchers Turn Any Surface Into A Touchscreen
Soon you, too, will be able to talk to the hand. A new interface created jointly by Microsoft and the Carnegie Mellon Human Computer Interaction Institute allows for interfaces to be displayed on any...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Web Design Community Treehouse Raises $600K From Reid Hoffman, Kevin Rose, And Others
The ink is now dry on term sheets signed by web-design education startup Treehouse. Impressively, those term sheets contain the autographs ofKevin Rose, Reid Hoffman, David Sze,Josh Elman (Greylock Di...
07:40 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Greylock Looks To Help Portfolio Companies Recruit Talent With New Hires
One of a key roles of a VC and investor is to help portfolio companies and startups recruit quality talent. Especially with the current competitive hiring climate, recruiting can be a challenging task...
07:35 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch UberMedia Quietly (Inadvertently?) Releases Chime.in, A Mobile Social Networking App
A tipster informs us that UberMedia, the company behind social networking apps like Echofon and UberSocial / Twidroyd, has unintentionally pushed its new iPhone application onto the App Store (iTunes ...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch T-Mobile Announces The Dual-Screen LG DoublePlay, Launching November 2nd?
While the dual-screen Kyocera Echo didn't do much to tickle my fancy, a couple dual-screen devices on their way to market, including the Sony S2 tablet, show much more promise. As far as handsets go, ...
06:57 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Watch An iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II Take Three Nasty Drops Onto Concrete
If you read/watch one iPhone 4s vs Samsung Galaxy S II comparison, make it this one. It's the only one that really matters in real life anyway. As your phone is falling to its potential death, you're ...
06:49 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook, NRDC & Opower To Partner On Energy-Saving Social App
Facebook, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and clean tech startup Opower are today announcing a partnership to develop a new social networking-based energy application that will help consu...
06:42 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch CTIAs New Alert Guidelines Could Mean The End Of "Bill Shock 
Obscenely high phone bills have a habit of coming from out of the blue, but that could all change in coming months. According to Reuters, the wireless trade association CTIA is expected to announce a ...
06:33 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Grockit Gets A $7 Million Venture Infusion And Launches Video Q&A Site Grockit Answers
Social learning startup Grockit raised its fourth round of funding, a $7 million series D, with current investor Atlas Ventures leading the round. Existing investors Benchmark and Integral Capital al...
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Gorgeous Photos, Tablet Browsing: 500px Debuts New iPad App
Toronto-based photography community 500px, the Flickr alternative which recently raised $525,000 in Series A, is now available on the iPad in app format. The new app includes all the feeds you would f...
05:55 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy Nexus, HTC Vigor To Launch November 10?
As the iPhone 4S hype has peaked and is returning back to stable levels, users from the other school of thought are getting pumped for their own massive event. Ice Cream Sandwich, and the next purely ...
05:38 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Freelancer.com: Facebook App, 3D, HTML5, And Cocoa Jobs On The Rise
Freelancer.com is poised to release a report later today with a list of the 50 fastest-growing outsourcing jobs for the third quarter of 2011, based on 114,455 jobs that were posted on the site during...
05:14 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch iPhone 4S First Weekend Sales Exceeds 4 Million, Doubles The Pace Of The iPhone 4
Apple just announced that it sold four million iPhone 4S handsets over the last weekend. The phone hit stores on October 14th and it took just three days to move the massive lot. Incredible.Philip Sch...
05:02 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Wahanda Secures $5.5 Million From Fidelity Growth Partners Europe
Wahanda, an online health and beauty marketplace, has secured a 5.5m Series B investment round led by Fidelity Growth Partners Europe (FGPE), a pan-European venture and growth equity investor. As part...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Look Out Uber: GroundLink Launches An Affordable, Mobile Private Car Service For New Yorkers
TechCrunch readers may be familiar with Uber, the on-demand cab/private car service that lets users bypass the annoying process of waiting for cabs or expensive prospect of renting a limo -- all via y...
04:45 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Video Collaboration Software Maker ViVu Acquired By Polycom
Polycom, provider of telepresence, video and voice solutions, this morning announced that it has acquired ViVu, a privately- held video collaboration software company. The deal was signed last Friday,...
04:23 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch With 400,000 Users Under Its Belt, SohoOS Plans Major Revamp
SohoOS is on a tear. Users are growing at a rate of 30% month-over-month, just recently shooting past 400,000. And soon, the company will make a hard bet on a brand-new design -- a complete revamp -- ...
04:21 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch 5 Product Innovations From CEATEC 2011 In Japan (Video Gallery)
Truth be told, I wasn't very impressed with what electronics makers showed at the CEATEC 2011 tech exhibition - especially because a lot of the new products were "leaked" to the Japanese press before ...
04:16 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Digital Media Companies Inuvo And Vertro To Merge
Digital media companies Inuvo and NYC-based Vertro, both publicly listed, this morning announced a merger agreement whereby Inuvo will acquire Vertro and its ALOT branded consumer applications busines...
04:11 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch RIM Apologizes With Free Apps & Technical Support For Three Days Of Downtime
Research In Motion is on a quest for goodwill after last week's massive outage that left BlackBerry users without service for three days. The company just took to the wires and announced that over a $...
04:03 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch USA Taps Yap.TV For New Social TV App
Today the USA television network has announced a partnership with Yap.TV to power its mobile social application. Yap.TV is one of the hottest social TV apps on the App Store, offering users the chance...
03:41 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Shanda CEO Proposes To Acquire Public Shares At $41.35 Per ADS
Shanda Interactive Entertainment (Shanda), a major interactive entertainment media company in China, this morning revealed that it has received a non-binding proposal from Tianqiao Chen - Chairman, CE...
03:34 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Hinter Gatherers
The smarts in Siri turn out to be about context, all the more powerful as the service flows through apps. Regular updates will give developers impetus to wire in their app to the notification bus. Sho...
02:57 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Hands-Free, Facial Muscle-Controlled Wheelchair
We have covered "intelligent" wheelchairs before, but one that can be controlled through facial muscles is new. A team of researchers at Japan's Miyazaki University developed a system aimed at people ...
01:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Airbnb Checks In With Springstar For International Expansion
Airbnb, the hot online room (and sublet) reservation startup, this morning announced that it has teamed up with business incubator Springstar to define a strategy for international expansion, confirmi...
01:16 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Samsung Tries To Stop iPhone 4S Sales In Japan And Australia
News from the never-ending patent war between Apple and Samsung: the Wall Street Journal is reporting today that Samsung filed for preliminary injunctions in the Tokyo District Court and in the New So...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Gadgets Week in Review: System
Here are some of the past week’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Virgin Atlantic To Recycle Steel Mill Pollution Into Jet Fuel With New Tech New Beats By Dre Monster Headphones Are Wireless, Colo...
10:56 am GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch HALL.com Raises 580K From Founders Collective And Others To Transform Realtime Collaboration
Real-time collaborative platformHALL.com is announcing 580K in seed funding today, from Founder's Collective, PivotNorth and others. FounderBrett Hellmanquit his job at Inuit and joined both Sunfire O...
10:56 am GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch HALL.com Raises $580K From Founders Collective And Others To Transform Realtime Collaboration
Real-time collaborative platformHALL.com is announcing 580K in seed funding today, from Founder's Collective, PivotNorth and others. FounderBrett Hellmanquit his job at Inuit and joined both Sunfire O...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch YouTube Now Allows Music Partners To Sell Merchandise, Digital Downloads And Event Tickets
We already know that YouTube is seeing 3 billion videos viewed per day day, but now the online video giant is now seeing a whopping 800 million people per month visiting the site, Google revealed in i...
04:05 am GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Chinese Social Gaming Giant Happy Elements Raises $30 Million
Chinese social gaming company Happy Elements has raised $30 million in Series B funding led by Legend Capital with participation from existing investor DCM. This brings Happy Elements' total funding t...
02:22 am GMT - Mon, October 17, 2011
Techcrunch Why So Siri-ous?
Looking over the web and especially the blogosphere over the past couple of days, it seems there is only one thing everyone wants to talk about: Siri. With the iPhone 4S now in millions of peoples' ha...
09:29 pm GMT - Sun, October 16, 2011
Techcrunch Siri,Quora, And The Future Of Search
With the rise of Google+, the decrease in controversial posting activity by famous tech people and the allure of other shiny new things, the majority of tech press has turned the focus of their g...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 16, 2011
Techcrunch Reduce Friction, Increase Happiness
There has been a reoccurring theme on my mind recently as I've advised startups on areas of focus. It revolves around the goal of reducing friction.Reduced friction in a product leads to less user fru...
05:38 pm GMT - Sun, October 16, 2011
Techcrunch Ten Tips On How To Work With Your Board Of Directors
Editors note: This guest post was written by Len Jordan, who is a venture partner at Madrona Venture Group and currently holds board seats at companies like Cedexis, MaxPoint Interactive, Zapd, Contro...
09:20 am GMT - Sun, October 16, 2011
Techcrunch Are Facebook ID Cards In Our Future?
Facebook hasfiled for a trademark on the usage of the word "Facebook" on business cards and, more curiously, "non-magnetically encoded" ID cards among other things. If granted the trademark would prot...
01:44 am GMT - Sun, October 16, 2011
Techcrunch Watch Me Talk To My iPhone 4S (Siri Demo)
If the iPhone 4S has one standout feature, it is the Siri personal assistant. You ask Siri to do things by speaking to it, and it can call anyone in your contact list, send them a text message or ema...
10:30 pm GMT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Techcrunch In The Ring: Problems, Problems Everywhere
When you decide youre going to start, or run, a startup, youre signing up for problems. Lots of problems. Theyre everywhere. New competitors. A key employee leaving. You didnt hit your numbers. A mark...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 10.15.11 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang   Robert Scoble, Gabe Rivera, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor   marked a watershed moment in the history of realtime. When @gaberivera posted a summary Tweet ro...
08:16 pm GMT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Techcrunch What Can We Learn From Dennis Ritchie?
As we noted earlier this week, one of the founding fathers of UNIX and the creator of C, Dennis Ritchie, passed away last weekend. While I feel that many in computer science and related fields knew of...
07:31 pm GMT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Techcrunch Top 10 Greatest U.S. Digital Media M&A Deals Of All Time
Back in November 2006, I published the Top 10 Greatest Internet Digital Media M&A Deals of All Time. It included eBay's $1.5 billion acquisition of PayPal, Yahoo's $1.6 billion acquisition of Over...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Techcrunch Dean Kamens Inflatable Wind Turbine Doubles As Digital Billboard
Most wind turbines have a recognizable shape, but a new design from Segway inventor Dean Kamen is less obvious in its functionality: This turbine is made of plastic fabric meant to be easily inflated ...
04:31 pm GMT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Techcrunch Canadian Rock Band Wants To Cash In On TeaParty.com Sale
Domain name marketplace Sedo this morning announced that Canadian rock band The Tea Party has decided to sell their domain name, TeaParty.com, exclusively at Sedo.com.With the 2012 election season app...
03:02 pm GMT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Techcrunch Nokia N9: The Most Amazing Phone Youll Never Buy
Nokia was nice enough to loan me a Nokia N9, its first and almost certainly last MeeGo-powered smartphone, after I not-so-subtly pointed out that I'd love to give the thing a solid whirl. After having...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Propulsion
Here are some of yesterday’s posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: The Worlds Movie Camera Makers Have All Quietly Stopped Production Of Film Cameras Shopping 2.0: Interactive Hangers Used In Japanese Cl...
11:13 am GMT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Techcrunch DreamIt-Backed CloudMine Lets App Developers Bypass The Backend Pain, Focus On Their Product
I think it's a fair assumption to say that, for app developers, the enjoyable part of their job is building the actual app, not finding the right web services and hosting provider, setting up database...
10:55 am GMT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Techcrunch Padfone, The Most Unintentionally Funny Product Launch Ever
Sure this Padfone thing (yes it's real) happened in May, but I just saw it and can't stop laughing and can't focus on the other thing I was writing so I am posting it here to get it out of my system, ...
04:19 am GMT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Techcrunch Once Magazine Brings Compelling Photojournalism To Your iPad
Do you remember when photojournalism and photographic stories used to be a more central part of the news reading experience? Granted, those were the days when print publishing reigned supreme and phot...
04:17 am GMT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Techcrunch Tagstand Raises $1.1 Million To Help Take NFC Mainstream
The new iPhone may not have it, but the next one probably will  and it's becoming increasingly commonplace on Android and other smartphone platforms alike.Yes, Near Field Communication (NFC for s...
03:25 am GMT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Techcrunch How To Enable 18TB Hard Drives? Just Add Salt
The continually increasing size of hard drives means we can all store more pictures, music, games, and so on, but as with the transistor counts in Moore's Law, those increases don't come easy. Compani...
02:40 am GMT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On The Problem With the Internet: Consumers Want Culture for Nothing (TCTV)
This summer, at the prestigious Edinburgh International Book Festival, the prize winning Scottish writer and filmmaker Ewan Morrison made a highly controversial speech about the death of the tradition...
02:29 am GMT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Techcrunch (Fly or Die) iPhone 4S
[tc_ooyala code="c1b2J3Mjq3ry-bHgUG19UgCbEUuOAmWR"]Erick and John take theiPhone 4Sand its built in voice activated personal digital assistant Siri, for a spin in this episode ofFly or Die.Right off t...
01:29 am GMT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz Joins The Start Fund To Seed YC Companies
At the beginning of the year, super investors Ron Conway and Yuri Milner created the controversial Start Fund to invest in every new Y Combinator startup. They offered each YC startup to graduate fro...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Techcrunch Discover The World Around You With New Mobile App Roamz
Just in time to be one of the first app installs on my freshly arrived iPhone 4S, there comes a new location-based mobile app called Roamz(iTunes link), which will have its official debut on Monday at...
12:49 am GMT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Techcrunch RIM, Get Ready To Pay Up For That Massive Outage
Now that RIM's global network is out of the woods, carriers are having to deal with the public relations nightmare that the outage has caused.Given the sheer number of vocal BlackBerry users gumming u...
12:35 am GMT - Sat, October 15, 2011
Techcrunch The Worlds Movie Camera Makers Have All Quietly Stopped Production Of Film Cameras
Most people reading this website will not be surprised to hear that the era of film is coming to an end. Even those of you who, like me, spent days in darkrooms perfecting your dodge technique, are li...
11:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Paul Carrs The New Gambit Wants To Be The Economist, But Funny (And Tablet-Only!)
Here's the one in which we figure out what Paul Carr's startup will actually do;Okay so it is a publication! Okay it's a whole company focused on publishing only for tablets and e-readers! (Actually d...
10:41 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch ZiiLabs Demonstrates Their Jaguar3 Android Tablet Media Platform On Video
We've seen a few peeks of Creative's Zii-powered Android tablets over the last couple months, but being rather spec-oriented, this reference platform didn't get much attention. This video does a bette...
09:57 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch The iPhone 4S Is Siriously Smarter
Like many, I am absolutely amazed by Siri, the talking assistant on the iPhone 4S. It was the one thing that really stood out for me during the launch event when Scott Forstall introduced it ten days ...
09:23 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Google Axes More Services: Jaiku, Buzz, Code Search & More
According to a new post by Google VP of Product Bradley Horowitz, on the official company blog, Google is delivering the death blow to several more products and services, including its code search eng...
09:19 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch The Galaxy Nexus Pops Up In Verizons Device Management System
If legit, a freshly leaked document from the Verizon Device Management System confirms earlier rumors that the next official Google phone will indeed be called the Galaxy Nexus.An Ice Cream Sandwich a...
08:54 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch GE To Build Largest U.S. Solar Factory In Colorado
GE has announced plans to spend $600 million on a new solar factory located in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colorado. The factory, which begins operations in 2012, will be capable of producing enough ...
08:28 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Oliver Samwer Walks Out Of An Interview With TechCrunch
The three Samwer brothers (Oliver, Marc and Alexander) founders of the Rocket Internet incubator in Berlin, are a phenomenon. They are far and away the most successful Internet entrepreneurs in German...
08:23 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Motorola Reveals NFC-Packing ELITE Bluetooth Headsets
Motorola has pulled back the curtains on the ELITE Silver and the ELITE Flip, a new pair of Bluetooth headsets that pack a few novel goodies into some odd-looking packages.Both headsets, for example, ...
08:10 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook Review: A MacBook Air For The Rest Of Us
The Aspire S3 is Acer's first ultrabook. The notebook is almost unabashedly a MacBook Air clone with straight lines and a clean design but it's also $400 less. There are some trade-offs when comparing...
08:07 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch The Motorola Xoom Family Edition Hits Best Buy For $379, Comes Loaded With Extra Apps
Don't let the name fool you. This isn't just a special edition of the original Xoom. This is a new tablet that comes loaded with a bunch of family apps. The specs are similar to the original: Android ...
08:02 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Meet Kong And Wu, The Ping Pong Playing Robots From China
The Japanese have them, the Germans have them, the Vietnamese have them, and now China has them, too: ping pong robots. A team of researchers at Zhejiang University in Eastern China has worked a total...
08:02 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch TCTV: Up Close With The Gibson Firebird X Robot Guitar
Guitar-maker Gibson has a problem on their hands. After nearly a century of producing some of the most storied guitars in existence for over a century, from the Les Paul electrics to some beautiful ac...
07:37 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch PlugShare Partners With Getaround, Offers Members $50 For Sharing Their Car
Software companyPlugShare, makers of apps for owners of electric cars,is today announcing a partnership with car-sharing service (and TechCrunch Disrupt NYC winner)Getaround to provide $50 to those Pl...
07:20 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch monolith: iPhone 4 Case + Pocket Projector +Battery Rolled Into One
A Japanese accessory maker called Century started selling the "monolith" [JP] today, a case for the iPhone 4, a 1,900mAh battery, and a mini projector rolled into one (it's still unclear if the device...
07:17 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Some Retailers Say iPhone 4 Cases Will Fit The 4S, Others Dont
Well, this is a bit curious. We're all well aware that a phone such as the iPhone 4S requires a case. It's just too damn precious and costs way too much to go unprotected, but the best cases are often...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch What If You Could Legally Resell Your Digital Music? ReDigi May Have Found The Solution.
Here's an interesting piece of news that's sure to reignite debate over consumers' rights in the digital age: A Boston-based startup called ReDigi has this week launched an eMarketplace that allows us...
06:58 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch GM Announces All-Electric Chevy Spark EV, Plus New Concept Car Chevy EN-V
This week, GM announced it will launch an all-electric vehicle under the Chevrolet brand, the Spark EV. The car is basically an electric version of the Spark mini-car and will be sold in limited quant...
06:47 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Watch Burning Man Appear And Disappear
I've sadly (??) never been to burning man, but this time-lapse footage of the playa over five weeks is pretty inspiring. First you see a small group of folks begininning to set things up and then, whe...
06:29 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch App Trailers Gives You Gift Cards For Watching App Videos
Mobile advertising startup AppRedeem has just launched App Trailers, a new product that rewards you for viewing videos about mobile apps. The service, available here from the iTunes App Store, doesn't...
06:29 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Steve Wozniak Is "A Little Afraid  About The Future Of Apple (TCTV)
As he was waiting first in line to buy the new iPhone 4S, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said he is "a little afraid about the future of Apple" even though "it could go positive." Some of his concern...
05:46 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Zoopla To Merge With FindaProperty Creating A UK Giant Killer
The Daily Mail and General Trust which owns The Daily Mail and other media interests is to planning to merge the online property business of its Digital Property Group consisting of FindaProperty.com ...
05:33 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Sheer Magnetism, Darling: You Can Own James Bonds Buzzsaw Rolex
Live And Let Die was one of the most gadget-filled Bond movies, featuring a Rolex watch with built-in high intensity magnetic bullet shield and buzzsaw as well as robotic voodoo figures and a taxi tha...
05:26 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch ChatON, Samsungs Version Of iMessage, Arrives In Android Market
Samsung's cross-platform messaging application called ChatON has arrived in the Google Android Market this morning. The service, announced in August, is similar to RIMs BlackBerryBBM or Apple's iMessa...
05:17 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch At Long Last: Spotify App Now Available On Boxee
Boxee Box owners who are also paying Spotify users, rejoice, for the two have been combined into one sweet music streaming app. Boxee users with a Spotify Premium subscribers ($9.99 per month) can now...
04:58 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Wave Accounting Raises $5 Million In Series A
Wave Accounting Inc. has just closed $5 million in financing, in a Series A round led byCharles River Ventures, with the participation of OMERS Ventures. The financing will be used by the company to c...
04:56 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon Lists All Its Verizon Phones For One Penny With A New Contract
If you're a non-Verizon customer who's been considering hopping on the big red network, now is most definitely the time. A deal at Amazon could score you a $300 phone for just a penny. In fact, Amazon...
03:47 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch YouTube Disco Stops Dancing, Nobody Notices
Google's YouTube debuted an experimental music discovery project dubbed YouTube Disco last year in January, enabling users to create quick-and-dirty playlists and discover new artists and music videos...
03:28 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Live Stream: The Launch Of The Apple iPhone 4S From NYCs Flagship Apple Store
It's early. Too early. And I'm standing outside, pointing a cell phone camera at the faces of strangers and asking them to speak to me.This can only mean one thing: it's time for another iPhone launch...
02:58 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Motorola Mobility Stockholders To Vote On $12.5 Billion Google Merger On Nov 17, 2011
Motorola Mobility this morning announced that it has set a record date and a meeting date for its stockholders to vote upon a proposal to adopt the previously announced merger agreement with Google, w...
02:21 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Sony Ericsson Sold 22 Million Android Devices To Date, Going Smartphone-Only In 2012
A day after Google announced that 190 million Android devices have been manufactured to date, Sony Ericsson this morning revealed that 22 million of those that were sold were its Android-powered Xperi...
02:20 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Yottaa Gives SMBs An Affordable Way To Bring Google-esque Load Speeds To Their Websites
At the Web 2.0 Expo in New York City this week, Yottaa, the startup that specializes in offering cloud-based web performance monitoring and analytics services, announced that it is now officially expa...
01:57 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Skype Officially Becomes A Microsoft Division As $8.5 Billion Deal Closes
Microsoft this morning announced that it has closed its $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype, a deal that was originally announced back in May. They even made an infographic to showcase the importance of...
01:11 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Steve Wozniak On How The iPhone 4S Will Change His Life (TCTV)
Steve Wozniak likes to be the first person in line to buy the latest Apple products. This evening, the Apple co-founder and designer of the Apple I and II, was #1 on line outside the Apple store in L...
12:50 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Shopping 2.0: Interactive Hangers Used In Japanese Clothes Store (Videos)
Shopping 2.0: It's no surprise that "interactive hangers" [scroll down for an explanation in English] are first introduced in Japan, a country obsessed with service, shopping, fashion and technology. ...
12:34 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Your Photos As Stories: Tracks Goes After The Experience Graph With New iOS App
In May, a startup named Tracks debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC offering a photo sharing app that enables users to turn their images into stories. As MG wrote in our profile of Tracks at the time, Tr...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Hang On
Here are some of yesterday’s Gadgets posts: New Beats By Dre Monster Headphones Are Wireless, Colorful: We Go Ears-On CyanogenMod 7 Released For The TouchPad, Still In Alpha And Not For The Timi...
10:59 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Marketing Startup Flowtown Gets Swooped Up By Demandforce
Social marketing startup Flowtown has been acquired by marketing software as a service company Demandforce, a mere thirteen months after it announced $750K in seed funding from angels Dave McClure, Tr...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Startups, Seed Funding, And Avoiding Empty Pockets
Editor's note: Contributor Ryan Spoon is a Principal at Polaris Venture Partners and focuses on investments in internet, technology and digital media.Thanks in part to the Wall Street Journal's "Web S...
07:08 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Why Hulus Owners Couldnt Find A Buyer
Hulu, which has been shopping itself around this year, is no longer for sale. Hulu's owners Disney, News Corp, Comcast, and Providence Equity Partners put the online TV site up for bid and g...
05:51 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch No Need To Fear This Face-Tracking Automated Suspicion Generator, Citizen
We've written about computer vision and facial recognition many times before, and recently one of the issues that has come up has been that all the cameras in the world are generating more visual data...
04:40 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Nintendo DS Hits 50 Million Units Sold In US, But At What Price?
Sales stats for the month of September have been propagated by the NPD Group, and the usual suspects are on there with no major upsets. The 360 is leading sales with 483,000 units sold, followed by th...
02:58 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Onepager Raises Seed Funding For A Quick, Easy (And Free) Website Builder
Onepager, the startup that allows any user or small business owner to quickly build a website (for free), is announcing today that it has raised $350K in seed financing from a host of New York City-ba...
02:39 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Google Unveils Their Brand New Ice Cream Sandwich Statue
It's that time again, folks: with the next big release of Android looming, another massive statue themed around the release's code name has gone up at the Googleplex. The latest statue to join their...
02:36 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch The Official Word: Sprints iPhone 4S Will Be Unlocked, But Not For Long
Alright, there's been a lot of conflicting information floating around regarding Sprint's iPhone 4S and its locked/unlocked status, but a Sprint spokesperson has just offered Macworld her official wor...
02:30 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Bit.ly Wants To Predict The Future With Realtime Social Search
Link shortening service Bit.ly just announced the launch of its beta search platform and "reputation monitoring" service for its paying Enterprise customers. Apparently Bit.ly has been crawling every...
02:22 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Can Microsoft Salvage Windows Phone?
When Microsoft launched Windows Phone last year, I was of the opinion that it was a platform that would never build steam. The entrenched players - iOS, RIM, and Android - already controlled the marke...
02:02 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Buying A MacBook Pro? Wait Just a Minute, Updates Are On The Horizon
The current MacBook Pro design is probably going to be around until next year, but a minor update might be on its way in the coming weeks, according to a few factors that have telegraphed this kind of...
01:41 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch What Cash Crunch? Khosla Ventures Closes Another $1 Billion Fund
There may or may not be a cash crunch in Silicon Valley, but if you are Vinod Khosla you don't have to worry about it. His venture firm Khosla Ventures just closed a new $1 billion fund (Khosla Ventu...
01:28 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Lovely: A Sleek Tool To Make Your Apartment Search Slightly Less Painful
The words "I'm thinking of moving to a new place" are apparently imbued with dark magic. Utter them, and you're well on your way to countless headaches, tedious searches, and unanswered phone calls. Y...
01:25 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch What Does The iOS Newsstand Mean For Content Providers? Nomad Editions Gives Us Some Answers
The iOS Newsstand may be annoying to some but to publishers it's a dream come true. They can place their magazines front and center, ensuring eyeballs on their content and display ads without much fus...
01:11 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch How To Hide iOS 5s Annoying Newsstand Icon
So, you've upgraded to iOS 5. Look at all the new shiny things! iMessage! Notification Center! Newsstand!Wait, Newsstand? A special folder just for digital magazines and newspapers? Meh! Lets just go ...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch iPhone 4S Teardown: Nothing To See Here, Folks
While the first teardowns of the iPhone 4 (excluding Gizmodo's crude vivisection) were extremely exciting due to the novelty of the design, the 4S doesn't have much to offer. The stem of the iPhone 5 ...
12:52 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Larry Page: Google+ Passed 40 Million Registered Users, Mobile Revenues At $2.5 Billion Run-Rate
During today's Google earnings call, CEO Larry Page shared some new stats on how the company is doing in new areas such as social and mobile. Google+ is now past 40 million registered users, and...
12:52 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Larry Page: Mobile Revenues At $2.5 Billion Run-Rate, 190 Million Android Devices
During today's Google earnings call, CEO Larry Page shared some new stats on how the company is doing in new areas such as social and mobile. Google+ is now past 40 million registered users, and...
12:48 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Will The AT&TT-Mobile Merger Create Jobs?
There have been plenty of questions over whether or not the proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T is in the public interest. We've heard from competitors, senators, attorneys genera...
12:48 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Will The AT&TT-Mobile Merger Create Jobs? (Update)
There have been plenty of questions over whether or not the proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T is in the public interest. We've heard from competitors, senators, attorneys genera...
12:28 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Foxconns Brazil Plant Back On Track
Just two weeks ago it was reported that the relationship between Foxconn and Brazil regarding the proposed $12 billion production center there was on the rocks. Foxconn was making demands the governme...
12:28 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Google Translate For Android Gets Upgraded "Conversation Mode 
Itching to strike up a conversation with a certain foreign someone, but the language barrier is too much to overcome? Never fear, you wannabe polyglot: the latest update to the Google Translate Androi...
12:24 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Yahoo Wants Us To Blog About Yahoo News, Promises SEO Boost In Return
Oh Yahoo!, you silly ol' thing! According to an email that just came in from Yahoo's digital marketing agency Something Massive, the struggling content company (platform company? advertising company?)...
12:04 am GMT - Fri, October 14, 2011
Techcrunch Google Q3 2011: $9.72 Billion In Revenue, $2.73 Billion In Net Income
Welcome to Google's Quarter Three 2011 earnings results everyone! In Larry Page's third quarter as CEO, Google is boasting $9.72 billion in revenue, an increase of 33% compared to third quarter of 201...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Samsung & Google Announce Ice Cream Sandwich Event: October 19, In Hong Kong
Well, that's one way to leave US-based tech reporters scratching their heads. Samsung has just started sending out invitations to tech press inviting them to a Google/Samsung media event taking place ...
10:49 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Outfit7 Brings On New Chairman For Big Multimedia Push
Outfit7, the purveyors of the Talking Friends apps, have announced a staff shakeup they hope will help them bring their characters to even bigger screens. To further their goals of becoming the next A...
09:52 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Inks Another Android Patent Deal, This Time With Quanta
The list of Microsoft's patent buddies has just gotten a little longer today: the company has announced that they have entered into yet another patent protection deal, this time with Taiwan-based Quan...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch AisleFinder Launches Supermarket API, An Open Source API For Groceries
Ask any developer working in this space, and they'll tell you that accurate grocery product information is hard to find via an API. To help solve this problem, the team from shopping list creatorAisle...
08:28 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch ThingLink Launches Labs, First Project: Printable NFC-Enabled Images
ThingLink, a startup that lets you add rich media tags to online images, is today announcing the launch of an internal incubator called ThingLink Labs which will be a dedicated environment to create a...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Sold Out At Sprint, Verizon, And AT&T
Heart set on that brand spankin' new iPhone 4S? Sorry, but I come bearing bad news. Your window for placing a hassle-free pre-order may have just closed, hard. AT&T has extended its shipping time ...
07:51 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch New Mobile App Eye-C Lets You "Play  Twitter Hashtags
Eye-C is a new mobile application for iPhone and Android that lets you "play" Twitter hashtags on your phone, TV, PC or set-top box. The service looks for any media associated with a particular hashta...
07:42 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch BlackBerry Service Is Restored As RIM Co-CEOs Field Questions
In a press conference held today RIM co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie confirmed that BlackBerry service has been restored worldwide, and users will be receiving all of their delayed emails and...
07:35 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Understanding How Dilution Affects You At A Startup
Everybody knows that when you raise money at a startup your ownership percentage of the company goes down. The goal is to have the value of the startup go up by enough that you own a smaller percentag...
07:10 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Ushi, Chinas Answer To LinkedIn, Raises $3 Million From GLG, Others
Marketplace for business expertise Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) has partnered with and acquired a minority stake in Ushi, a China-based business social networking service provider. GLG's investment, whi...
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch HP Turns To Bing For New webOS Maps App On Smartphones
Though webOS has been somewhat shelved going forward, there are still plenty of people out there using HP and Palm phones running the OS. For them, getting map information and directions has been quit...
07:07 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Gartner: Lenovo Replaces Dell As No. 2 PC Maker, HP Still On Top And Growing
What's that noise about living in a post-PC era? The personal computer market is actually growing per a new preliminary Gartner report. The research company found third quarter PC shipments as a whole...
06:33 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Union Square Ventures, Others Invest In Alternative Search Engine DuckDuckGo
In a blog post, Union Square Ventures' Brad Burnham just announced that the firm has invested in DuckDuckGo, a startup building a nifty search engine with less clutter and more privacy.Scott Banister,...
06:09 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch New Beats By Dre Monster Headphones Are Wireless, Colorful: We Go Ears-On
I was lucky enough to get a look at Monster's new Beats by Dre headphones at their Holiday Launch party recently, and it's safe to say they're pretty sweet cans. The company has developed two new sets...
06:01 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Crashlytics, A Crash-Reporting Solution For Mobile Developers, Raises $1 Million
Crashlytics, a crash reporting solution for mobile developers, today announced it has closed $1 million in seed funding in a round led by investment firms Flybridge Capital Partners and Baseline Ventu...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Chasing Skype: Rebtel Looks To Put An End To Dropped Calls With New iPhone App
You may not be well-familiar with Rebtel, but the company is currently the largest independent mobile VoIP provider now that Skype is under the Microsoft umbrella. Rebtel, which routes international c...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch SoundTracking 2.0 For iOS 5 @ Replies The Artist When You Share A Song
Musical snippet sharing app SoundTracking joins eight other featured apps in the Apple App Store today, highlighting its deep iOS 5 Twitter integration alongside those of Instagram and Flipboard.The n...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch SoundTracking 2.0 For iOS 5 @ Mentions The Artist When You Share A Song
Musical moment sharing app SoundTracking joins eight other featured apps in the Apple App Store today, highlighting its deep iOS 5 Twitter integration alongside those of Instagram and Flipboard.The ne...
04:51 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch TwinStrata Raises $8 Million For Cloud Storage, Backup Solutions
TwinStrata, which offers cloud-based data storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions, this morning announced that it has secured $8 million in a Series B round of funding led by Avalon Ventures. ...
04:41 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch CyanogenMod 7 Released For The TouchPad, Still In Alpha And Not For The Timid
The TouchPad just got a little more functional. The mad scientists behind CyanogenMod 7 just posted an alpha build of their popular tablet Android 2.3 firmware. But this isn't for the general public. ...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Citrix Acquires ShareFile, The "Dropbox For Enterprises 
Citrix Systems has acquired ShareFile, a cloud storage, file sharing and collaboration solutions provider, the companies announced this morning. ShareFile enables businesses to securely store, sync an...
03:43 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Backed By $10M In Funding, Lemon.com Lets You Store, Organize Your Receipts In The Cloud
Today sees the formal launch of Lemon, a free cloud-based receipt organizer and spending tracker for Android and iOS devices (Blackberry and Windows Phone versions 'coming soon'). The service lets use...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Founders Fund Leads $33 Million D Round In Learning Startup Knewton
In what is certainly one of the largest funding rounds of an education startup in recent years, Knewton closed a $33 million D round led by Founders Fund. (Another education startup also based in New...
02:39 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Father Of C And UNIX, Dennis Ritchie, Passes Away At Age 70
Rob Pike, a current Google engineer known for his involvement in the creation of Bell Labs' Plan 9 and Inferno operating systems (as well as the Limbo programming language), shared some sad news today...
02:27 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch CNN: Blackberry Outage Impacting Users On Almost Every Planet
There's no escape. The Blackberry service outage is now impacting users on almost every planet, CNN reports. Tatooine and Coruscant appear to not have been affected yet, but users all over Geonosis, N...
01:47 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Point, Click, Search: eBay To Add Image Recognition To Mobile Apps
Today, at eBay's new developer conference, Innovate, CEO John Donahoe told reporters that the company plans to roll out image-recognition technology for its mobile offerings by the end of the year. Ye...
01:07 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch BizPad: Panasonic Announces Android Tablets Targeted At Businesses
Panasonic Japan has announced [JP] two Android tablets for the domestic market yesterday, the so-called BizPad JT-580VT (with a 7-inch LCD screen) and the JT-581VT (with a 10.1-inch LCD). Both devices...
12:58 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Siri For Venture Capitalists
This is so good I couldn't resist ... Oh entrepreneur angst! Have you no bounds? The above Xtranormal parody of a VC's first Siri experience is totally worth watching, for the "My assistant Sanjay.......
12:19 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Key Russian Social Network Adds Facial Recognition To Photos
Odnoklassniki, is the second largest social network in Russia, behind Vkontakte, and is part of the recently floated Mail.Ru Group. Facebook's market share in Russia has never passed 5%, according to ...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Mechanism
Here are some of yesterday’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Hublot Rebuilds The Famed Antikythera Mechanism RIM: Global BlackBerry Outages Due To European Backup Failure DNA 11 Labs Diversifies ...
10:34 am GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Web Start-Ups Hit Cash Crunch. Or Dont, Depending On Whom You Ask.
In an article entitled "Web Start-Ups Hit Cash Crunch" the WSJ reports that in contrast to the exuberance of most of this year, "for the past couple of weeks" startups are having a harder time raising...
10:34 am GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Web "Start-Ups  Hit Cash Crunch. Or Dont, Depending On Whom You Ask.
In an article entitled "Web Start-Ups Hit Cash Crunch" the WSJ reports that in contrast to the exuberance of most of this year, "for the past couple of weeks" startups are having a harder time raising...
10:34 am GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Web "Start-Ups  Hit Cash Crunch. Or Dont, Depending On Whom You Ask
In an article entitled "Web Start-Ups Hit Cash Crunch" the WSJ reports that in contrast to the exuberance of most of this year, "for the past couple of weeks" startups are having a harder time raising...
10:22 am GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Japanese Telco KDDI Buys Content Delivery Network CDNetworks For $167 Million
Quite big news from Asia's web world today: Japanese telecommunications giant KDDI (US$40 billion revenue) announced [JP] it will buy an 85.5% stake in CDNetworks, the Korea-based content delivery net...
09:01 am GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook And eBay Team Up To Breathe New Life Into Social Commerce
"We're at an inflection point", eBay CEO John Donahoe said from the stage at Innovate, eBay's brand new developer conference that launched today in San Francisco. "We'll see more change in how consume...
08:28 am GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Somfys TaHomA Lets You Control The House From Your iPad
I'm not a homeowner myself, but something tells me that when I do buy a house, I'm going to want something like the TaHomA home automation system to ensure that I can be as lazy as possible. Developed...
06:21 am GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Pinkdingo Raises $1.4 Million To Make Charity Easier By Killing The Checkout Page
Pinkdingo, a young startup looking to breathe new life into the charity space, is announcing today that it has raised $1.3 million in seed funding from a host of angels, including John Paul DeJoria, t...
06:09 am GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Ebyline Raises $5 Million From E.W. Scripps To Help News Organizations Fight Off Content Farms
Last September, a group of former L.A. Times veterans launched Ebyline as a better way for news organizations to manage their freelance talent and syndicate their own content. The goal was to give the...
04:06 am GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Diaspora Passing The Hat Again
It's been over a year since Diaspora raised over $200,000 towards the creation of an alternative, decentralized social network. It was less than three months later that the first screenshots of their ...
03:51 am GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Eric Schmidt Finally Appears On Google+
For a company that is supposed to eat its own dog food, Google has been criticized for how few of its senior executives are visible on Google+. Larry+ and Sergey+ are there, and now so...
03:28 am GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch TeleSocial Opens API, Allows You To Add Voice Chat To Almost Anything
Smack talk, that mainstay of online gaming since the invention of... well... the online game, is a fine art. To know when to call someone's mother something nasty or to question your opponents sexual ...
02:08 am GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch AMDs Bulldozer Fails To Meet Expectations
The Intel-AMD war has been going on a long time, and I hope it will be going on longer. The last few years have been hard on the underdog, however, with huge growth by Intel in both the low-power and ...
02:08 am GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Hands On With iOS 5
Given thewidespread problems folks are having with iOS 5 we thought we'd share a few of the features and associated apps with you all. ...
01:53 am GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch Apples iOS 5 Error 3200: Now Trending Worldwide
If you're trying to upgrade your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to iOS 5 this afternoon, there's a pretty good chance that it isn't going to go smoothly: Twitter is currently teeming with complaints that...
01:05 am GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch New Heyzap Update Puts Your Favorite Android Games Up Front
Mobile game discovery platform Heyzap has come a long way since its first foray into the mobile space, and today the company hopes to shake things up again with a new update to their Android app.For t...
12:15 am GMT - Thu, October 13, 2011
Techcrunch October 12, 2011: The Day SMS Began To Die
I'm not generally one to predict the death of things. I've rarely been known to herald a shiny new Device X as a "Device Y Killer!", and I'm a firm believer that Facebook is doing a perfectly good job...
11:42 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Hublot Rebuilds The Famed Antikythera Mechanism
Discovered in 1901, the Antikythera Mechanism has long been called one of the earliest computers. For years scientists had no idea what it did, ascribing it with almost mystical functionality. Through...
11:37 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Virgin Atlantic To Recycle Steel Mill Pollution Into Jet Fuel With New Tech
Not one to shy away from difficult problems, Virgin has just announced that their aviation arm will be partnering with carbon-handling company LanzaTech to spread a new process for cleaner creation of...
11:35 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch New Mobile App Zoomingo Helps You Find Nearby Sales
Newly launched Zoomingo is a shopping discovery app that aims to help you find nearby sales using either your Android or iPhone. With a focus on clothes, shoes, jewelry, handbags, beauty and home prod...
11:27 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch RIM: Global BlackBerry Outages Due To European Backup Failure
RIM held a quick press conference call today to address the ongoing outages which started in Europe but have spread to the rest of the world, including the US. The message was straightforward: a "core...
10:43 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch NYCBigApps 3.0 Competition Looks To Bolster The Startup Scene In The Big Apple
Silicon Valley has always been the heart of the startup scene, but some exciting companies are sprouting up here in New York, too. In an effort to nurture that growth, New York city Mayor Michael Bloo...
10:19 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Longtime Motorola CEO Robert W. Galvin Passes Away At Age 89
A death of another true innovator that will inevitably result in less outpouring of emotions than the unfortunate loss of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, but one that deserves to be highlighted on these p...
10:17 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Like Siri? Sonalight Brings Powerful Texting-By-Voice To Android
The talk of the town may be Siri these days, but Android fans know full well that voice recognition has been baked deep into the OS for quite a while. Granted, Google hasn't really improved on Voice A...
10:11 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Maide Turns Your iPad Into A 3D Controller
The best demos are the ones that extend your sense of what's possible a little, and Maide's did just that. I usually think of iPads as display devices that also support input; but Maide Control uses t...
10:01 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch AwayFind Raises $800,000 In Seed Funding, Now Available For Google Apps
Email productivity tool AwayFind announced today that it has closed its seed round of $800,000, led by 500 Startups and CAP Ventures, with participation from several angels, including Ben Lilienthal, ...
09:44 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch DNA 11 Labs Diversifies Its DNA-Based Art Offerings, Adds Crowdsourcing For New Ideas
We posted about DNA 11's DNA-based art way back in 2008 — basically, you send in a DNA sample, they perform an electrophoretic analysis, and then print a picture of the resulting gel on a nice l...
09:17 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch DudaMobile Converts Websites To Mobile Sites, Now Right On Your Mobile Phone
Mobile website builder DudaMobile is really eating its own dog food with the launch of its mobile site for its mobile website builder at m.dudamobile.com. Got that? You can now convert your existing w...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Apples iOS 5 Update Now Available For iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
After 128 days, 7 Beta releases, and 1 gold master, it's finally arrived. iOS 5 has just been released to everyone (or at least, everyone with a compatible iOS device).For those who hadn't finagled th...
08:58 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Database Admins! Red Gate Wants To Send One Of You INTO SPACE
Rarely do we promote a company's marketing campaign here on TechCrunch, but then again, this is a contest with one hell of a prize. If you're a database administrator, you better pay close attention t...
08:55 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Bose Out To Beat Dr. Dre With Cheaper On-Ear Headphones
With the rise in popularity of Dr. Dre's Beats, audio company Bose saw a niche they weren't capitalizing on - the cohort of kids who aren't afraid of paying $229 for a pair of wildly overpriced headph...
08:34 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Network Greystripe Makes Ads More Social & Interactive With New Ad Boosters
Mobile ad network Greystripe is making ads more social and more interactive with today's launch of new ad units called "Ad Boosters." There are two types of Ad Boosters available. The first is an indu...
08:28 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Moving Beyond The Check-In, Foursquare Introduces "Radar 
The next update to Foursquare’s iPhone app for iOS 5 will pester you even more about things to do nearby. The new feature is called Radar, and it pulls suggestions from FourSquare’s Explor...
08:06 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Tagattitude Launches "NFC2.0 Technology (And No, Its Not Actually NFC)
Paris-based Tagattitude, an electronic transactions company, is today announcing the availability of something it calls "NFC2.0," which is a software-based NFC-like service. Similar to the technology ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch CEOs From Evernote, Adly, CloudFlare, Graphic.ly & More Join Advise.me Team
Startup accelerator Advise.me is on a roll, having already increased its seed funding size and its advising team only a week after launch. Today, it's adding six more high-profile executives to the te...
07:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Former Salesforce CTO Craig Weissman Joins Benchmark As EIR; Will Focus On Big Data Opportunities
After Accel nabbed Salesforce exec and Chatter creator Chuck Ganapathi as EIR a few months ago, another Salesforce exec is heading to the venture world. Craig Weissman, Salesforce's former CTO, is joi...
07:43 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Care.com Raises $25 Million
Exactly 12 months after announcing that it had raised $20 million in financing, Care.com this morning revealed in a filing with the SEC (via FormDs.com) that it has secured another $25 million in fund...
07:26 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Lenovo Updates Its HTPC Remote, Adds Backlit Keys And Optical Trackpad
The Lenovo Multimedia Remote was an almost instant classic. Finally, HTPC buffs thought, a remote for us. And for the most part, the remote/controller did the job and filled a huge void when it was re...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch IBM Announces New SmartCloud Services, Partnership With Nirvanix
IBM has today expanded its cloud computing services for enterprise with the launch of new IBM SmartCloud services. These new offerings include SmartCloud Application Services, IBM's new PaaS for enter...
06:58 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Backend Service Provider StackMob Comes To Android
StackMob, the backend service provider for mobile developers, has big news today: it's now available on Android. With today's launch (still in private beta - see below for invites), StackMob will exte...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Viber Adds Photo, Location Sharing Abilities To Its Android, iPhone Apps
Viber Media, maker of fine Android and iPhone applications that let you call and text your buddies for free, is today releasing upgraded apps for both aforementioned platforms. Viber 2.1 comes with a ...
06:46 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch HelloFax Is On The March Towards The Paperless Office
Raise your hand if you love your printer. For most of us, printing is a chore to be avoided at all costs. Faxing is even worse. Who even still owns a fax machine? Okay, if your hand is still raise...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch The iOS Newsstand Is Open For Business
Folks who have upgraded to iOS 5 will note that the iOS Newsstand is now running and available as a standalone app. If you've already downloaded any of Apple's official magazines - most Conde Nast tit...
06:01 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Samsung Crashes Australian iPhone Line With $2 Galaxy S IIs
Never let it be said that Samsung doesn't know how to pull a good publicity stunt. Samsung has set up shop just two doors down from the Sydney Apple Store (and the growing iPhone 4S line) and is selli...
05:41 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Sony Recalling 1.6 Million Bravia LCD TVs Due To Fire Risk
You're new Sony Bravia HDTV is hot, eh? Popping details and vibrant colors. Yeah, it might catch on fire, too. It's an awesome new feature Sony calls Intelligent FireFlow CombustionMAX Engine NYFD Tec...
05:38 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch The Wopad V7+ Tablet Is All About Angry Birds
If you at all thought that the Angry Birds phenomenon was fizzling out... well, you were wrong. Rovio itself is doing plenty to make the brand "as iconic as Nintendo's Mario or Mickey Mouse," with coo...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Website Translation Service Smartling Debuts New Self-Service Platform
Realtime website translation service Smartling is debuting a new self service version of its platform that caters to small businesses as well as large companies.Smartling offers a large, scale SEO-fri...
05:13 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Sprint To Sell The iPhone 4S With Unlocked MicroSIM Slot
It's beginning to look like CDMA iPhone 4S customers may have the edge when it comes to international roaming. Macworld reports that Sprint will be selling their version of the iPhone 4S with an unloc...
04:58 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Crowdsourced Learning Platform Udemy Raises $3 Million From Lightbank And Others
Groupon investors Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell have led a $3 million Series A vote in Udemy, an online platform that allows anyone to host and learn from online classes. 500 Startups and MHS Capita...
04:58 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch HP Flails Further Into Irrationality By Offering Printer Spam
Now that HP has sufficiently disgraced the vision of Mssrs. Hewlett and Packard, they continued to gyrate wildly into odd business that no one wants. To wit: in a joint press release with Cond Nast, t...
04:53 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Googles Fruitless Attempts To Secure Goggle.com
Last August, Google filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum to finally get a hold of the domains names goggle.com, goggle.net and goggle.org (don't visit these). Yesterday, the organizat...
04:42 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch TaskRabbit Gets A New CEO, Eric Grosse
Consumer task marketplace TaskRabbit is changing CEOs this morning, going from co-founder and IBM coderLeah Busque to former Hotwire CEOEric Grosse....
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch DNAnexus Raises $15 Million, Teams With Google To Host Massive DNA Database
It was only a few years ago that 23andMe and other personal genomics companies began to fulfill the futurisitic promise of allowing consumers to test their own DNA for hundreds (rather than hundreds o...
02:14 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Over Melting Danger: Sony Recalls 1.6 Million BRAVIA TVs
Second bad news for Sony today: Following the hack attempts at three of their networks, the company today announced [JP] that it will recall a total of 1.6 million BRAVIA LCD TV sets sold in Japan and...
12:40 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Sony Reports Massive Hack Attempt On Networks: 93,000 Accounts Affected Globally
Sony is suffering from yet another hack attempt on its networks. But this time, the company seems to be better prepared, and apparently all credit card information is safe. Philip Reitinger, Sony's Ch...
12:27 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Mobile Learning Platform Stickery Raises $325K From Google Ventures, 500 Startups And Others
Educational games platform Stickery announced $325K in seed funding today, from Google Ventures and 500 Startups in addition to other international investors.Stickery just launched its "Mermaid W...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: New Shiny
Here are some of yesterday’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Bangladesh Announces National Laptop Line Starting At $130 AT&T Adds Five New Android Phones To Their Lineup Roku Introduces The $...
09:38 am GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch AOL Wants To Be The AP For Online Video; Offers "Editors Room  For Video Embeds
The problem with online video is that producing the high-quality stuff at scale is expensive and difficult. But what if there was a place online that licensed decent videos and made it available to o...
09:13 am GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Check Out Zyngas Amazing New Campus
So Facebook's new Menlo Park office space is pretty snazzy, sure. But check out what Zynga's done with its newly leased 270,000 square feet at San Francisco's Townsend and Eighth, because sheesh....
07:11 am GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch NeuStar To Acquire On-Demand Customer Insight Provider TARGUSinfo For $650 Million
NeuStar, the company that specializes in providing data insights and intelligence for web, telecommunications, entertainment, advertising and marketing companies, today announced that it has acquired ...
06:34 am GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch With 99,999 Contests Launched, 99designs Creates Its Own Fund To Support Design Students
Back in April, 99designs raised a sizable, $35 million series A funding round from Accel and angel investors like Michael Dearing, Stewart Butterfield, Dave Goldberg and Anthony Casalena. Today, in ce...
06:33 am GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Eye Slack Haruka: You Know, For Eye Slack
Fresh from Japan we have the Eye Slack Haruka, a $131 skin toner designed to reduce unsightly bags under your apparently pre-teen eyes. The kit is powered by two CR2032 cells and runs in two modes - "...
06:14 am GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch iPhone 4 Prototype Sellers Sentenced: Probation And $250 Fine
We don't want to turn into TCMZ or anything here, but since this was such an inflammatory story to begin with and we followed up on the criminal charges a couple months ago, it seemed worthwhile to pu...
05:31 am GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch HPs Layoffs Taking Effect, ~500 Gone From San Diego Group
The "reduction in workforce" telegraphed by HP two weeks ago appears to finally be taking place, according to a source inside the company. Apparently the formal emails have gone out and the entire San...
05:00 am GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch The iPhone 4S: Faster, More Capable, And You Can Talk To It
What does the "S" stand for?When I ask Apple this, they're vague in their response. They note that some people say it stands for "Special" or "Super". Others say it's for "Speed"   much like the ...
04:38 am GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Meet ecoATM, The Reverse Vending Machine That Takes Your Phone & Spits Out Cash
I'm down in sunny San Diego for the CTIA wireless conference   which, thanks to some last minute announcement cancellations, is about as exciting as listening to Ben Stein narrate grass growing....
03:55 am GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch 91% Of Kids Aged 2-17 Playing Video Games, Says Report
It's a little-known fact that the phrase "the children are our future" was actually originally uttered by a gaming company executive. A very forward-thinking person, indeed, seeing past both the gamin...
03:41 am GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Asus Zenbooks Enter The Ultrabook Fray, Starting At $999
The promise of the ultra-cheap ultrabook hasn't quite been fulfilled yet, but that doesn't mean we can't have a few sexy machines before the new ones hit. Acer's Aspire S3 dropped yesterday, and we'll...
03:04 am GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch X.Commerce: eBay To Debut New Payments Identity Technology PayPal Access; Milo Opens Up API
eBay, Inc. is set to debut its brand new developer business tomorrow, X.commerce and we have many of the details that the e-commerce giant will be announcing at its annual developer conference. As we...
02:13 am GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Greplin Users Have Uploaded 6 Billion Files " And Now They Have In-File Search
Between your Google account(s), Facebook, LinkedIn, Salesforce, and whatever other services you're hooked up to, there's a good chance that a lot of the information you need on a daily basis isn't sto...
01:56 am GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch BMW Demos MOG
Earlier today we ventured to downtown New York for a demo of a BMW equipped with MOG's music streaming app.MOG has been working with Miniand BMW on this app for a while. TheBMW version is slated to la...
01:55 am GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Near-Final Motorola Spyder And Xoom 2 Photos Leaked
Motorola was being mighty cryptic with their teaser video yesterday, but some newly leaked photos may shine a light on what they've got in store for us come next week. Engadget managed to get their ha...
01:41 am GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch Bangladesh Announces National Laptop Line Starting At $130
Nationalized technology efforts are becoming more common as countries begin to question their reliance on foreign powers for the means to participate in modernity. China is starting to design its own ...
01:29 am GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch LinkedIn Buys Real-Time, Hosted Search Startup IndexTank
Professional social network LinkedIn is on a bit of an acquisition spree. It its second purchase in two weeks, LinkedIn has acquired hosted search startup IndexTank. Financial terms of the deal were ...
12:56 am GMT - Wed, October 12, 2011
Techcrunch In Honor Of Steve Jobs, Salesforce Foundation Will Match $500K In Donations To College Track
As people around world mourn the loss of Steve Jobs, many are looking for ways to express how he impacted and enriched their lives, be it through Apple's intuitive gadgets, Pixar's stellar films, or J...
10:58 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch The T-Mobile Amaze 4G Review: A Nice Camera In A Big Phone
Short Version: Shutterbugs will love this well-built and powerful Android phone, but folks looking for thin and light may want to look elsewhere.The phone boasts some serious specs and HTC's slick Sen...
10:35 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On How Yahoo Screwed Up And Lessons For Other Silicon Valley Giants (TCTV)
Salim Ismail has one of the liveliest minds and most eclectic resumes in the Valley. The founding Executive Director of Singularity University and the founder of a number of interesting start-ups incl...
10:31 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch WildTangent Rolls Out Android Game Rentals For T-Mobile Customers
It's no surprise that WildTangent and T-Mobile have been working on a way to let Android customers rent apps on the cheap, and today we get to see the fruits of their labor. WildTangent has announced ...
10:29 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Want To Be Ready for iOS 5 Tomorrow? Get iTunes 10.5 Now
If you're not already running on the developer build of iOS 5 (whether you're an actual developer, or a cough-cough-yeah-for-sure-I'm-totally-a-"developer"-shut-up-and-give-me-iOS-5), tomorrow's the b...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Ron Conway Is SV Angels Brain Surgeon (But Hes Not A GP, So Stop Calling Him For Bandaids)
A few minutes ago TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington wrote a post on his blog Uncrunched discussing a question that VCs (particularly new VCs, Id imagine), are frequently asked: how Venture Capitali...
09:58 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Ron Conway Is SV Angels Brain Surgeon (But Hes Not A GP, So Stop Calling Him For Bandaids)
A few minutes ago TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington wrote a poston his blog Uncrunched discussing a question that VCs (particularly new VCs, I'd imagine), are frequently asked: how Venture Capitali...
09:53 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Zynga Announces Newest Game In The "Ville  Franchise, Castleville
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus just announced the newest game in its "Ville" franchise, Castleville. From what we're hearing the game play is basically like Farmville, except building a medieval castle instead...
09:53 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Zynga Announces Newest Game In The "Ville  Franchise, Castleville "  And Nine Other Products!
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus just announced the newest game in its "Ville" franchise, Castleville. From what we're hearing the game play is basically like Farmville, except building a medieval castle instead...
09:18 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch "Zynga Direct,  Zyngas Independent Gaming Network, Launches Today
We're here at the Zynga Unleashed event in San Francisco this morning and one product we hear they're launching, among others - is "Zynga Live" their long awaited platform where people can play games ...
09:18 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch "Project Z,  Zyngas Independent Gaming Network, Announced Today
We're here at the Zynga Unleashed event in San Francisco this morning and one product we hear they're launching, among others - is "Zynga Live" their long awaited platform where people can play games ...
09:02 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch #OccupyWallSt Twitter Analysis Shows Tweets Peaking On Weekends
Social media marketing agency Attention has turned its attention (groan) to the U.S. protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street, aka #OccupyWallSt on Twitter. According to data revealed today, Twitt...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Cloud Storage Platform Box.net Raises $81M From Salesforce, SAP At $600M-Plus Valuation
Cloud storage platform Box.net has raised $81 million in Series D funding from strategic investors Salesforce.comand SAP Ventures with Bessemer Venture Partners, NEA, and prior investors including And...
07:38 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Grooveshark Signs Deals With DashGo & NuGroove Records
Streaming music service Grooveshark is today announcing it has signed new licensing deals with worldwide distribution network DashGo and indie label NuGroove Records. DashGo is the larger deal, repres...
07:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Topsy Launches Realtime Search Engine For Public Google+ Posts
Realtime search and analytics platform company Topsy Labs this morning announced that it has added Google+ as a source in its index.A dedicated search engine for public Google+ posts, availa...
07:16 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch BlackBerry Internet Outage Strikes Again While Investors Get Antsy
Oh boy. As if yesterday's BIS outage wasn't bad enough for RIM, it looks like whatever solution they managed to cook up isn't quite doing the trick. Reports of yet another outage have begun to make th...
07:11 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Gets Listed For Pre-Order
When Samsung first announced the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus WiFi-only tablet, they failed to mention anything about pricing or availability. We assumed that meant that there would be a bit of a wait before w...
07:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Zenprise Raises $30 Million In New Funding
Mobile devicemanagementcompany Zenprise, Inc. today announced it has raised $30 million in new financing. The round was led by Silicon Valley-basedGreylock Partners, with participation from all of Zen...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch News Reader Pulse Debuts Cross-Platform Syncing
Pulse, an innovative news reading app for mobile devices, is debuting a new cross-platform syncing feature that allows users to access their accounts and saved sources across devices.Pulse, which is d...
06:50 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch First Look At ImageSocial, The Photo-Sharing Network That Just Scored $15 Million In Funding
Earlier this month, Australian-based Mooter Media took in $15 million from San Francisco investment firm La Jolla Cove Investors, Inc. in order to launch a new social photography platform. The platfor...
06:17 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Fab.com Is Growing Like Crazy, Debuts Android And iOS Apps
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...
06:11 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch AT&T Adds Five New Android Phones To Their Lineup
If you thought that AT&T's Android lineup was a bit lacking, then today's announcement just may change your mind. AT&T has pulled back the curtains on a fleet of five new Android-powered smart...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Subscription Service For Kids Activities Kiwi Crate Raises $2 Million
Kiwi Crate, a new subscription service for kids activities, has raised $2 million in funding led by First Round Capital. Additional investors in the company include the Mayfield Fund, Comcast Venture...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Pearltrees Brings Visual Content Curation And Discovery Platform To The iPad
Content curation and mapping service Pearltrees is launching a dedicated iPad app today to allow users to cultivate and share their interests from the web on the tablet device. For background, Pearltr...
05:58 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Xyologic Releases Hundreds Of Reports Detailing Worldwide Mobile App Trends
App search company Xyologic is today releasing a total of 220 app download reports, featuring detailed data on Android, iOS and Windows Phone trends across 29 countries worldwide. The reports track st...
05:44 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch BOLT Mobile Browser Exits Beta, Launches Version 3.0
Today, the BOLT Mobile Browser for Android is exiting its private beta period and becoming commercially available. The new version, BOLT 3.0, continues to offer the increased speeds and social feature...
05:34 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon Expands To Science Fiction, Horror And Fantasy With Seventh Publishing Imprint 47North
Amazon is launching its seventh publishing imprint today a science fiction, horror and fantasy-focused vertical called 47North. This joins Amazons other imprints, including Amazon Encore, AmazonC...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Vente-privees Plans For U.S. Domination Exciting Enough For Google TV Execs To Jump Ship
Vente-privee, the French flash sales juggernaut, announced in May 2011 that it had teamed up with American Express to form a joint-venture for its U.S. operations (dubbed vente-privee USA). Earlier to...
05:13 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Best Buy To Offer Full Fleet Of iPhone Models
Best Buy today announced that it will be offering the iPhone 4S, with in-store pre-orders available now and availability beginning October 14. Just like at Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and Apple, the iP...
05:08 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Sony Japan Prices First Playstation Vita Games
The launch of Sony's new handheld console Vita in Japan is just two months away (December 17), so it's about time big S made some official announcements regarding software prices. In a nut shell, the ...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch After 10 Million Total Mobile Downloads, TripAdvisor Launches 20 City Guide Apps On Android
When it comes to travel apps, it helps to have a brand name like TripAdvisor. The top travel advice website also boasts some of the most popular travel apps across most mobile platforms. Its mobile ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Online Video Ad Network DBG Acquires Digital Sports Ventures
Digital Broadcasting Group, one of the biggest producers and distributors of branded web video content, today announced that it has acquired Digital Sports Ventures, a multimedia content platform that...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Roku Introduces The $49.99 Roku LT Streamer, Adds HBO GO To Channel Offerings
Back in 2008, the Roku media player was simply a way to watch Netflix streaming video on your TV. Now just a few years later, the service offers over 300 different media channels and a bevy of various...
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Bobsleds Web-Based Calling Lets You Connect With Nearly Everyone
Remember Bobsled, a service by T-Mobile that inexplicably let you make calls to your Facebook friends? Well it's back and now it's browser-based, allowing anyone with an iOS or Android phone or a brow...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Marketo Debuts Marketing Software For Small Businesses Spark
Marketo, a company that provides an on-demand marketing software that allows businesses to optimize their sales and marketing efforts, is launching a new product today tailored to small businesses. Si...
03:23 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Tradeshift Shifts Up A Gear With Instant Payments For Businesses
Tradeshift, the free invoicing platform aiming to be a kind of social network for B2B processes, broke cover last year and since raised a significant $7m round from Notion Capital and already has ange...
03:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch ARRIS Buys Digital Video Networking Company BigBand For $2.24 Per Share In Cash
Global communications technology giant ARRIS has agreed to acquire struggling video networking company BigBand Networks for $2.24 per share, in cash, the company announced this morning.The purchase pr...
02:29 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Yap Voicemail Dials In To The Deadpool
A reader tells us Yap Voicemail, a mobile voicemail transcription app for iPhone and Android phones, will soon be no more. Indeed, a message on the Yap Voicemail product page informs users that the se...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Accel And Monashees Capital Back The Etsy For Brazil Elo7
Elo7, a marketplace for buying and selling handcrafted goods in Brazil, has received Series A funding from Accel Partners and Brazilian venture firm Monashees Capital.Elo7 is similar in theory to Etsy...
01:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Checkmarx Raises Funding From Salesforce.com, Ofer Hi-Tech
Checkmarx, an Israeli provider of static application security testing solutions, this morning announced that it has raised an undisclosed amount of financing in a round led by earlier backer Ofer Hi-T...
12:52 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch GENWI Raises $4M For Cloud Publishing Platform For Tablets, Smartphones
Exclusive - GENWI, which offers a nifty cloud publishing platform for mobile devices, has raised $4 million in Series A funding from Nexus Venture Partners and earlier backers Inventus Capital Partner...
12:32 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Russian Nginx Raises $3 Million From International Investors
Russian company Nginx has raised $3 million from German BV Capital, Russian Runa Capital and MSD Capital, Michael Dell's venture fund, as reported by RBK Daily.Founded by Russian engineer Igor Sysoev...
12:17 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch BlueStacks Releases App Player And Cloud Connect Service To Let You Run Android Apps On Your PC
Back in May, BlueStacks raised $7.5 million in series A financing from Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Ventures, Radar Partners, Redpoint Ventures, and more. This was all pre-launch. Why that kind of mo...
12:11 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Sling Media Launches $29.99 SlingPlayer App For Android Honeycomb Tablets
Sling Media, an EchoStar subsidiary, this morning announced the availability of SlingPlayer for tablets running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) or later. The app is available on Android Market now and costs $...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Two Face
Here are some of yesterday’s Gadgets stories: 3DPF: Japanese Company Creates Super-Realistic 3D Face Replicas Remember When Netflix Wanted To Rent DVDs On A Different Website? Yeah, That Was A F...
11:16 am GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch With A New Platform And Multi-Browser Support, exfm Turns The Web Into Your Social Music Library
There's a lot of free, legal music working its way across the world wide web, and there are more than a few ways to access it. Which is terrific, but there are still quite a few paint points out there...
09:44 am GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Its Facebook, What Else Did You Expect?
Top: Landscape-mode screenshot from Facebook's new, unified iOS update. Bottom: Landscape-mode screenshot from MyPad's iPhone app.I swear to God Facebook, we should start holding a contest for people ...
05:23 am GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch One App To Rule Them All
Well if it isn't my old friend thenew Facebook app developer page... Yes that mysteriously up-to-date Facebook Mobile Developer page from a couple of weeks ago has finally gone officially live with it...
05:10 am GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Velocity Micro Gets Competitive, Drops The Price Of The 8-inch T408 Android Tablet To $199
Velocity Micro launched the $240 8-inch T408 Android 2.2 tablet on September 7th. Amazon announced the $199 Kindle Fire two weeks later. But Velocity Micro isn't going down without a fight. The compan...
04:18 am GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Alfred, The iOS Butler, Serves Up Serendipity On A Silver Platter
Back in July I wrote about a nifty iPhone app called Alfred. It's a sort of Yelp meets Pandora: you tell it what kind of restaurants you like, and then it tries to make some solid recommendations.Toda...
04:03 am GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch And The Lion Shall Lie Down With The Lamb: Nintendo Issues Blue Sega-Themed Wii
I remember the time when you were either a Nintendo kid or a Sega kid — assuming you were lucky enough to have one of the consoles at all. You'd ask your friend if they had played Super Mario Br...
03:18 am GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch The $4 Retro Computer
The Kenbak-1 apparently predates the Altair and is the earliest "personal" microcomputer in existence. To use it you flipped a bunch of switches and watched the lights. A PS3 this definitely wasn't.A ...
01:48 am GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Y Combinator Is Now Getting Over One Application Every Minute
Wow. Silicon Valley-based startup incubator Y Combinator is getting just over one application per minute, according to a Tweet from co-founder and partner Paul Graham. Today is the last day for applic...
01:48 am GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Birchbox: On The Second Wave Of Ecommerce
Wrapping his interview with Birchbox founders Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp, Chris Dixon tosses out some interesting statistics.Roughly "92% of commerce is still offline and actually Amazon only ha...
01:36 am GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch A Ten-Minute Charger For The Nissan Leaf " In Time
One of the drawbacks of current (if you will) electric cars is the rather long time it takes to charge their batteries. We found with the Leaf that as long as you adapt your lifestyle to it a bit, it'...
01:33 am GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Can Afterfall: InSanity Disrupt The Gaming Ecosystem With This $1 Pre-Order Experiment?
The game industry is in the middle of an interesting shift right now. We're at a point analogous to where the music industry was in the early 2000s: the product is only just becoming convenient enough...
12:57 am GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Too Soon
Steve Jobs didnt invent Twitter. In a week of relentless tributes, somehow that gives me some relief. Not that I buy the anti-Steve story, that we are imprisoned as artists in the closed architecture ...
12:36 am GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Google, Vocre, Apple, And Now Raytheon Diving Into Cloud Speech Recognition
If you were following along at Disrupt SF, perhaps you caught Vocre's impressive demonstration of their near-real-time spoken translation app. As I was watching, I was picturing the gears turning behi...
12:08 am GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch BlackBerry Internet Outage Hits Europe, Middle East, Africa
RIM seems to be learning very quickly that when it rains, it pours. Word of a BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service) outage quickly began making the rounds this morning, leaving (once) loyal customers in E...
12:02 am GMT - Tue, October 11, 2011
Techcrunch Facebooks iPad App Is Finally Here. Yes, For Real This Time.
No, it's not a rumor. It's not a leak. And it's not going to be pulled at the last minute because of backroom negotiations that may or may not actually be taking place.Facebook's iPad app is ready for...
11:14 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch A Hands-On With The Metawatch
We've been "watching" the Metawatch for a while now, wondering if it will ever take off. While I feel that the phone-watch connection is tenuous at best, it's cute to watch people try to get it to wor...
10:25 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On The Future of the University Might Well be Singularity (TCTV)
Late last month, I was involved in putting on an Amsterdam based conference about reinventing university education entitled "Whose Crazy Idea Is This Anyway ? But, as always, the future has alrea...
10:13 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Spree Raises $1.5 Million From True Ventures, Aol For Open Source eCommerce Platform
Spree Commerce, the open source, Ruby on Rails-based eCommerce solution, announced today that it has raised $1.5 million in seed funding led by True Ventures. Also participating in the round were Aol ...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Square Processing $2B In Payments Per Year, Has Signed Up 800K Merchants
Disruptive mobile payments company Square is making a number of announcements today relating to growth and new user features. First, the company is dropping its new user limits.For background, Square ...
09:38 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Motorola Hints At October 18 Debut For The Spyder (Or Droid RAZR)
Samsung and Google got some considerable mileage out of their Nexus teaser video, and Motorola apparently wants to join in on the fun. Their own mysterious video went live earlier today, and hints pre...
09:33 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Netflix Redux: Is It Ever OK to Fire Your Customers?
A month agoI applauded Reed Hasting's bold decision to split his business into two components. Today he's announcing that they're backing out of this decision.Netflix as a service has always prided it...
09:17 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Is Getting More Serious About Daily (Bing) Deals
Microsoft appears to be readying the formal launch of a Bing-branded daily deals website powered by white-label group buying platform service provider Tippr, a well-informed source tells me. You don't...
09:03 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Former Google SVP Of Engineering Bill Coughran Joins Sequoia Capital As Partner
Google's former SVP of Engineering, Bill Coughran, has joined Sequoia Capital as a Partner. According to his Sequoia profile, Coughran will be making early and growth-stage investments for the venture...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch The Linux Foundation Announces First Ever Automotive Linux Summit
The Linux Foundation announced today the first ever Automotive Linux Summit. Taking place in Japan on November 28, 2011, it will be an opportunity to address the growing need for carmakers and Linux d...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Lenovo And YouTube Announce Space Lab: The Ultimate Science Fair
When I was just a wee pupil, an excellent science fair project didn't get you much. At best, you walked away with a blue ribbon and the satisfaction of knowing your paper mache volcano was better than...
08:55 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Mozilla Releases Annual Report, Surveys The New Era Of Competition
Mozilla, the maker of the popular Firefox web browser, has just released its annual State of Mozilla  an interactive web-based report that outlines the organization's progress, and where it sees ...
08:51 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Acquires Social Q&A Service Friend.ly "  Team To Work On New Things, But Service Will Stay Open
The acquisitions continue for Facebook. Last week, the social network bought Friend.ly, the social question and answer service, both sides confirm today.Friend.ly has more details in their blog post h...
08:37 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Aisle411 Partners With ZipList For Shopping Lists, Recipe Search
Mobile shopping app aisle411is partnering with ZipList, a recipe search and shopping list platform, in the newest release of the aisle411 iPhone app, out now. With the update, aisle411 version 2.0, is...
08:18 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Gangsters Rejoice: Zyngas Mafia Wars 2 Goes Live
Today is a good day to be a Facebook mafiosi. Zynga's Mafia Wars 2 was originally expected to launch within the next few weeks, but the game has already gone live on Facebook and is ready for users to...
08:17 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Team From Twitter Analytics Startup SocialGrapple Heads To Google
Social graph analytics startup SocialGrapple has announced that its team is heading to Google. It's unclear if this is an IP acquisition or just a talent play, but we've reached out to Google for conf...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch BiteHunters New Update Adds Instant Dining Deals
BiteHunter, the recently released "Kayak for Restaurants" app, is today launching a major upgrade to its iPhone app which includes integration with hundreds more dining deals sources including Yelp De...
07:56 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Location-Based Photo-Sharing App Trover Comes To Android
Mobile discovery and photo-sharing app Trover arrives on Android today, after having grown its install base to over 100,000 since its iPhone launch in July. The release extends Trover to a second mobi...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Grokking #OccupyWallSt
As the Occupy Wall Street protest movement spreads across the country, it is becoming harder to ignore. The daily protests, which began on Wall Street in New York City, have popped up as far afield a...
07:35 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Motorola Launches RhoElements, an HTML5 Framework For Building Mobile Apps For Enterprise
Motorola is today announcing the launch of RhoElements, a Web-based application framework made possible through its acquisition of the cross-platform mobile app development platform Rhomobile. Motorol...
07:23 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch The Man With 450 Geeks Powering The Olympics " And Tomorrows Startups?
In many respects the gargantuan project that is the tech behind the Olympics and 'tech bubble' startups don't have a lot in common. One is a massive systems integration exercise involving large corpor...
07:01 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Verizon Officially Announces The Samsung Stratosphere
If you can recall that leaked Verizon roadmap we spotted way back in August, you'll know that the Samsung Stratosphere is pretty delayed. Once slated for a September 8 launch alongside the mighty Droi...
06:40 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Nokia Tries To Play It Cool With New Dubstep Ringtone
OK, Nokia, we get it: you want to be cool. The Nokia/Monster headphones spotted a few days back was a start, but what better way to attract a hip young crowd than to jazz up your iconic jingle with so...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Keynote Buys Cloud Mobile App Testing And Monitoring Platform DeviceAnywhere For $60M In Cash
Keynote Systems, a company that provides web and mobile cloud monitoring services, has acquired Mobile Complete, which develops DeviceAnywhere, a cloud-based platform for testing and monitoring mobile...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Keynote Buys Cloud Mobile App Testing And Monitoring Platform DeviceAnywhere For $90M
Keynote Systems, a company that provides web and mobile cloud monitoring services, has acquired Mobile Complete, which develops DeviceAnywhere, a cloud-based platform for testing and monitoring mobile...
05:56 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch A Pirates Life For Me: Police Bust Hungarian Movie Ring
If you had any misconceptions about the noble pirates fighting the nasty, dirty MPAA, put those to rest now. Here's the inside of a pirate's lair in Budapest where we find a 70TB disk array (the artic...
05:21 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch RIM Introduces NFC-Powered BlackBerry Tag
It was all the way back in February when RIM first promised that "many, if not most" BlackBerry handsets in 2011 will feature NFC technology. It proved true with both the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, al...
04:55 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch iPhone 4S Tops 1 Million Pre-Orders In 24 Hours
Well, what do you know? Despite all the "disappointment" over a basic refresh rather than a newly designed iPhone, Apple has still managed to break records. Apple today revealed that pre-orders for it...
04:34 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch 3DPF: Japanese Company Creates Super-Realistic 3D Face Replicas
If you've ever dreamed of getting an super-realistic replica of your face for whatever reason, here's your chance: a Japanese company called REAL-f [JP] is creating so-called 3DPFs ("3 Dimension Phot...
04:27 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Remember When Netflix Wanted To Rent DVDs On A Different Website? Yeah, That Was A Fun Week
Ahh, July. We miss you so. The world was newer then, the air fresher, the people a little nicer, and there used to be something called Qwikster. Built as a solution to the heady problem of renting vid...
04:25 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch The TiVo Premiere Elite: 4 Tuners, 2 TB, Available Today For $499
The TiVo Premiere Elite is the TV watcher's Bugatti Veyron. It's their Lance Armstrong, their Empire Strikes Back. It's the Budweiser of set-top box DVRs. The TiVo Premiere Elite is simply the best re...
04:06 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch The World Welcomes Oneiric Ocelot: Ubuntu 11.10 Launched
The Ubuntu Linux distribution has come a long way since it's first release in 2004. It started out as a nicely packaged Linux desktop, built from a specific set of packages cultivated from the nearly ...
04:06 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch The World Welcomes Oneiric Ocelot: Ubuntu 11.10
The Ubuntu Linux distribution has come a long way since it's first release in 2004. It started out as a nicely packaged Linux desktop, built from a specific set of packages cultivated from the nearly ...
03:55 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Acer Announces The Core i5 Aspire S3 Ultrabook, Available This Week For The Ultra-Bargain Of $899
Watch out, ultrabook makers. The Acer Aspire S3 is here and it's set to light up the ultrabook scene. This little monster packs a second generation Core CPU, a 13.3-inch HD screen, both a SSD and HDD,...
03:21 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch 3DS In Red: Japan Gets SD Gundam G Generation 3DS Premium Box
Following Capcom's "Monster Hunter 3G Special Pack , Japan is soon to get a second 3DS bundle. Namco Bandai is planning to bundle "SD Gundam G Generation 3D" with a 3DS in special design. (For s...
03:19 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Siine Launches Innovative Icon-Based Keyboard For Mobile Phones, Tablets
Think there's only one way to type on your phone? Think again.Siine, a Spain/UK-based developer of software that aims to change the way we communicate using touch-screen phones and tablets, is today f...
03:19 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Siine Launches Innovative Icon-Based Keyboard For Mobile Phones
Think there's only one way to type on your phone? Think again.Siine, a Spain/UK-based developer of software that aims to change the way we communicate using touch-screen phones, is today formally laun...
02:54 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Cloud Services Provider Six Degrees Group Launches In UK With $94 Million In Funding
British entrepreneur Alastair Mills, who recently sold his latest venture, SpiriTel, to communications giant Daisy for 37 million, is at it again. Mills is today debuting his new company, Six Degrees ...
02:04 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch France Will See Launch Of Le Huffington Post Before Years End
The Huffington Post Media Group (which also owns TechCrunch) has teamed up with newspaper, magazine and website publisher Le Monde and Les Nouvelles Editions Indpendantes (LNEI) to launch 'Le Huffingt...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Floxx Pivots Towards Location-Based Offers
22-year-old British entrepreneur Rich Martell - who mirrored Mark Zuckerberg's experience in almost being sacked from his university for developing a flirting social network - is pivoting his company ...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Gadgets Week in Review: Spheres
Here are some of the past week’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Huge Military Blimp Getting Ready To Fly And Spy Hitachi Updates Its Amazing Naked-Eye 3D Display Technology Video: Mini Stress Me...
10:30 am GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Sam Lessin Pitches The Facebook Timeline
Because Facebook Timeline is rolling out to the public in the coming weeks, Facebook brought in press last week to do a "deep dive" on this new visual way of organizing our online social lives. B...
05:42 am GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch Less Than A Month After Winning Disrupt, Shaker Raises $15 Million
Shaker, the Israeli startup that won Disrupt SF less than a month ago, is raising a hefty $15 million series A. The round is being led by Menlo Ventures, with good-karma VC Shervin Pishevar doing the...
02:48 am GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch American Express To Release An API For Digital Wallet Platform Serve; Focuses On Data And Personalization
Over the past year, American Express has been making several key payments partnerships with technology companies and launched its take on the digital wallet, Serve. Serve integrates a variety of payme...
01:05 am GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch #LiveLikeSteve
This is a guest post by Hunter Walk (@hunterwalk), Director of Product Management at Google.Im fairly certain Steve Jobs wouldnt be satisfied hearing about how your IIe was the gateway to a life in pr...
12:13 am GMT - Mon, October 10, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Birchbox: Helping People "Find What They Didnt Know They Wanted 
In part II ofChris Dixon'sinterivew withBirchboxfounders Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp, Dixon asks if Birchbox fits into what could be considered the trend of subscription commerce.Beauchamp believ...
09:15 pm GMT - Sun, October 9, 2011
Techcrunch KickSat: Send Tiny DIY Satellites Into Space
Ground Control to Major You: for a mere $300 you, too, can send a satellite into space. How? Well, a young man from Ithaca, New York (it's gorges) is planning on sending a box of tiny, self-contained,...
06:31 pm GMT - Sun, October 9, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Has 1,000 Engineers Working On Chips For The Post-PC Era
As we ponder what will happen to Apple without Steve Jobs, I keep coming back to a conversation I had a few weeks ago with a veteran Silicon Valley CEO who knew Jobs. This was just after Jobs had res...
05:50 pm GMT - Sun, October 9, 2011
Techcrunch Health 2.0: Innovators, Opportunists & Delusionals
Last week, Health 2.0 wrapped up its largest ever event with 50 percent more attendees than their previously largest event. A number of companies launched during the conference, but like many events t...
02:37 pm GMT - Sun, October 9, 2011
Techcrunch eBay VP Steve Yankovich: En Route To $4B In Gross Mobile Sales (TCTV)
Last week, I moderated a panel at the Planet Of The Apps conference in London, which included Steve Yankovich, head of eBay's mobile business operations and development.I caught up with Steve after ou...
03:44 am GMT - Sun, October 9, 2011
Techcrunch Weekly Wrist Watch Round Up
Those looking for a high-end made timepiece with looks and practicality should check out Breitling's 2011 version of their Colt watches. They have fancy high-accuracy Swiss quartz movements accurate t...
01:51 am GMT - Sun, October 9, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Birchbox: Selling Subscriptions To Surprise Beauty Samples For $10 A Month
Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp are co-founders of Birchbox and stopped by our studio to tape Founder Stories with Chris Dixon.The idea for Bichbox sprung from real-life experience. Barna's friend wa...
09:11 pm GMT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Techcrunch Youve Got To Admit Its Getting Better
"I hate almost all software. It's unnecessary and complicated at almost every layer ... you don't understand how fucked the whole thing is," rants Ryan Dahl, the much- (and rightly-) lauded creator of...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 10.8.11 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang   Doc Searls, Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor   take the first tentative steps in the post-Jobs era. As a showman, technolgist, a...
07:30 pm GMT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Techcrunch 9 Reasons Why Online Video Advertising Has Failed to Meet Previous Forecasts
In 2007, I published a post that aggregated a series of projections for where online video advertising would be in the future. One estimate, set in 2004, of the expected size of the US online video ad...
05:33 pm GMT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Techcrunch How Zerofootprint Uses Data To Make Schools Greener
The word "green" is tossed around a lot as a catchall term to describe sustainable or environmentally friendly projects, businesses, energy, and more. Green construction and architecture, for one, are...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Blimp
Here are some of yesterday’s posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: Print Your Own Padlock Huge Military Blimp Getting Ready To Fly And Spy Whats Cooking At Rovio? Angry Birds Cookbooks, Movies And Gasp ...
11:05 am GMT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Techcrunch Help Scout Draws Funding To Bring Affordable Email Collaboration And Support To Startups
After graduating from TechStars Boston this spring, Brightwurks, a startup that makes web-based productivity tools with an emphasis on customer service, launched a new product called Help Scout that a...
10:32 am GMT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Techcrunch #IswabbedforAmit Offers Up 20K To Find A Bone Marrow Donor For Startup Founder Amit Gupta
I've never met Photojojo and Jelly co-founder Amit Gupta, but for the past two days or so my Twitter stream has been swamped with commentary on his story. Diagnosed with acute Leukemia two weeks ago, ...
06:30 am GMT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Two Free Tickets To Disrupt Beijing #TCDisrupt
Disrupt Beijing is almost here. With speakers like Pony Ma, Lin Bin, Peter Vesterbacka and Niklas Zennstrm, it's going to be an amazing conference. This October 31st to November 1st, our very own Jaso...
05:40 am GMT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Techcrunch Off The Couch: Explorence Wants To Turn Your Outdoor Activities Into Interactive Video Games (Invites)
Some startups and apps (like Joypad and Brass Monkey to name a few) are turning your iPhones into customizable game controllers, while Wii and Kinect have turned you into the controller with their mot...
05:40 am GMT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Techcrunch Heres To The Crazy One
When I wrote my piece entitled "One More Thing..." in August following the news that Steve Jobs was formally stepping down as CEO of Apple, I knew that sooner or later there would have to be a follow ...
05:04 am GMT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Techcrunch Design Competition Yields Bikes Of The Future
Oregon Manifest, a nonprofit located in Portland, has been running a competition over the last few months in which students and pro teams work to create a next-generation city bike. This isn't about s...
04:27 am GMT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Techcrunch Tired Of Too Many Google+ Notifications? Now You Control Who Can Send Them To You
There is a certain strange person that used to mention me on Google+ and whenever I'd click on the mention (I couldn't resist I MEAN IT'S RIGHT THERE) I'd get slightly depressed. And I'd think, "...
02:17 am GMT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Techcrunch Zurbs Axe: A Tablet-Friendly Way To Mark Up (And Scribble On) Your Web Design
Interaction design firm Zurb has just launched a new tool that makes it easy to use your iPad to mark up and add comments about a website's design. It's called Axe(the domain isaxeapp.com), and no, it...
02:17 am GMT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Techcrunch Turning The iPhone Into A 350x Medical Microscope For Under $50
Using the iPhone (or any mobile smartphone or tablet device, really) for medical purposes isn't a new thing, but it's nice to see the applications people cook up. Just recently at Disrupt we saw Smart...
01:55 am GMT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Techcrunch Swype CEO Mike McSherry Explains His $100 Million Deal With Nuance
Last night, Michael broke the news that TechCrunch50 alum Swype was acquired for $100 million by speech technology company Nuance. The exact number was $102.5 million and, I've learned, it was all ca...
01:18 am GMT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Techcrunch Minecraft Pocket Edition Plays Nice With More Android Phones
Welp, I suppose it's about time to kiss my weekend goodbye. It was a bumpy ride there for a while, but Minecraft Pocket Edition has finally gone live in the Android Market with support for (nearly) al...
12:29 am GMT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Techcrunch Dell Bows Out Of Windows Phone Market (For Now, At Least)
Dell was never a major player when it came to their Windows Phones selection (which, if memory serves, consisted of one device), but now it seems like they may not be a player at all. Sources have con...
12:11 am GMT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Techcrunch AnyMeeting, The Free Webinar Service, Launches Redesign, Six-Way Video Conferencing
AnyMeeting, the free web conferencing service all your online meeting and conference needs, is today launching a redesign of its user interface, which brings the service an upgraded interface that mak...
12:10 am GMT - Sat, October 8, 2011
Techcrunch RadioShacks Trade-In Program May Just Get You A Free iPhone 4S
RadioShack has a trade-in program for used gadgets that (circumstances permitting) may just save you quite a bit on an iPhone 4S. Even better, if you trade in a undamaged 32GB iPhone 4 (scratch free, ...
11:46 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Confirmed: Pinterest Raises $27 Million Round Led By Andreessen Horowitz
Hot online pinboard site Pinterest has closed a $27 million round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, we've confirmed. As part of the financing, general partner Jeff Jordan will be joining Pinteres...
11:46 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch The Ultimate Fanboy Mashup: Apples Siri Meets Portals GLaDOS
Oh, be still my beating heart.Boiling down two fanboy-filled worlds into an amalgamation of concentrated glory, a guy evil genius named Jeff Heimbuch has mashed up the demo video of Apple's new virtua...
11:29 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Print Your Own Padlock
This project on Thingiverse is just about amazing. It's a complete lock and key set made entirely using open source plans and a printed on a Makerbot. It can only be opened using the right key (or, gi...
11:28 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch A Peek At Postmates "  The Uber For The Courier Industry
Postmates, the so-called Uber for the courier industry, debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco this September. The service aims to transform this niche industry by offering an on-demand delive...
11:14 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Cybook Odyssey E-Reader Shows Arrives With Touchscreen, Web Navigation
This probably won't affect the e-reader wars over here in the states much, but I can't say no to a handsome device like this. And when they put Homer on the screen as well, that's just icing on the ca...
10:29 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch HP Confirms There Is No Way Touchpads Shipped With Android
The head of HP's open source initiative, Phil Robb, took umbrage when Touchpad lovers found Android running on some HP Touchpads and clamored for the source code. Robb, who is in charge of handling op...
10:25 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Biz Stone "Pressed The Wrong Button  On Votizen, Tweet Spams People He Follows
Apparently testing out social media-enabled voter awareness app Votizen, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has just sent out a litany of tweets to people he follows, endorsing SF candidate Ed Lee for Mayor...
10:25 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Biz Stone "Pressed The Wrong Button  On Votizen, Tweet Spams People He Follows With Mayor Endorsement
Apparently testing out social media-enabled voter awareness app Votizen, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has just sent out a litany of tweets to people he follows, endorsing SF candidate Ed Lee for Mayor...
10:23 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Despite A Flux Of New Titles, Zynga Still Focusing On Building Out New Features For Existing Games
Social gaming giant Zynga has been churning out new titles over the past four months, including Mafia Wars 2, Adventure World, The Pioneer Trail, Empires & Allies, and Hanging with Friends. And we...
10:10 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Want To See The Next Version Of Android? A Bevy Of Ice Cream Sandwich Screenshots Leak
Oh, what's that Google/Samsung? You've canceled next week's Ice Cream Sandwich/Nexus Prime event? That's cool. I mean, sure: pretty much all of the tech press has non-refundable plane tickets and hote...
10:10 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Want To See The Next Version Of Android? A Bevy Of Ice Cream Sandwich Screenshots Leaks
Oh, what's that Google/Samsung? You've canceled next week's Ice Cream Sandwich/Nexus Prime event? That's cool. I mean, sure: pretty much all of the tech press has non-refundable plane tickets and hote...
09:46 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Nook Color Gets Its First Dedicated Twitter App
The Nook Color is getting its first dedicated Twitter application today, an app called Tweek built by the boutique software consultancyDIG based in Tampa. To be clear, this isn't the first app on the ...
09:43 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Huge Military Blimp Getting Ready To Fly And Spy
Call me unimaginative, but I always thought blimps were best suited for sporting events and alternate history fiction. The US military would beg to differ, if this pearly-white behemoth is any indicat...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins, SV Angel Back Personalized, Designer Quality E-Commerce Platform Everlane
Stealthy e-commerce platform Everlane has raised $1.1 million from a number of high-profile investors including Kleiner Perkins, SV Angel, Lerer Ventures, Betaworks and angel investors including Brian...
09:22 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Hipchat Adds Custom Emoticons For A Price
Hipchat, the group chat service we use internally, has just added DIY emoticons - with a catch. If you're not familiar with them, Hipchat's emoticons are quite fun. They have most of the major memes a...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Storify Adds SoundCloud Support, Lets You Add Audio To Streams
Audio platform SoundCloud and social media story-making tool Storify are partnering up today to allow the collection of sounds into Storify streams alongside tweets, Facebook posts, photos and videos....
08:29 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Address Was Watched 8 Million Times Yesterday
Wow. In the wake of the sad news of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' passing, the videos featuring his inspiring speeches and presentations have seen jaw-dropping amount of views. One of Jobs' most famous...
08:26 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Done Deal: EU Approves Microsofts $8.5 Billion Acquisition Of Skype
The European Commission has cleared Microsoft's $8.5 billion proposed acquisition of Skype. As announced in May, Microsoft entered an agreement to acquire Skype for $8.5 billion in cash. With this app...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Thanks To Whole Foods Deal, LivingSocial Grew Five Times Faster Than Groupon In September
LivingSocial is still less than half the size of Groupon in terms of gross revenue, but in September it grew five times as fast largely thanks to one deal: Whole Foods. According to new data from dai...
07:54 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Steve Jobs, Pop Artist
Many have said that Apple lovers are a cult and the late Steve Jobs was its cult leader. No rational person, they say, would pay that much for a tablet or a laptop or a mouse when the alternatives wer...
07:41 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Travel Much? The Unlocked iPhone 4S Will Be Available In November
Even with that far-reaching tinge of disappointment over a lack of an iPhone 5, iPhone 4S orders are still expected to be pretty high. However, Apple is only currently selling locked models of its new...
07:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch ZipPay To Launch New Mobile Payments Service Cheaper Than Square
The easiest way to describe stealthy mobile payments startupZipPayis to say it's like Square and Venmo had a baby, and this was the result. Like Square, the startup aims to address the needs of indivi...
07:04 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch CEATEC 2011: Panasonics Assistance Robot And Awesome RoboticBed In Action (Videos)
We've already shown you Panasonic's cool hair-washing robot on video, but the company is currently showcasing two more robots at the CEATEC 2011 tech exhibition in Japan: one is the so-called HOSPI-Ri...
06:19 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Sprints New 4G LTE Network Will Cover 260 Markets By 2013
Sprint has today announced its plans for a forthcoming 4G LTE network, which should cover 120 different U.S. markets by the end of next year. By 2013, the company expects that over 260 markets will be...
06:14 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch LivingSocial Issues $143 Million In Stock For Recent Acquisitions
LivingSocial is busily expanding its daily deal footprint both in the U.S. and abroad. According to a new SEC filing, LivingSocial issued $143 million in stock as part of a "business combination tran...
06:14 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch LivingSocial Issues $143 Million In Stock For TicketMonster Deal
LivingSocial is busily expanding its daily deal footprint both in the U.S. and abroad. According to a new SEC filing, LivingSocial issued $143 million in stock as part of a "business combination tran...
06:02 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch YouTube Launches Movie Rentals For The UK
YouTube has rolled out its movie rental service in the UK. Youtube.com/moviesnow features over a thousand feature films including The Dark Knight and Reservoir Dogs alongside British classics like Mo...
05:50 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org: One Year After the Schism
When I first started using Linux, way back in the last century, one of the biggest challenges was the lack of a decent productivity suite of the sort to which every Windows user is accustomed. The onl...
05:43 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Mobile App Downloads To Reach 98 Billion By 2015
According to new research from Berg Insight, the number of mobile application downloads will reach 98 billion by 2015. The number will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 56.6% between 201...
05:36 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch YouTube Rolls Out Movie Rentals In The UK
YouTube today delivered its movie rental service to UK customers, making it the third country to gain access to the service. Both Canada and the U.S. have enjoyed YouTube movie rentals for a while now...
05:06 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch CEATEC 2011: Panasonics Shampoo Robot Up And Close (Videos)
Panasonic took the wraps off a new version of it's super-strange (and awesome) hair-washing robot at the CEATEC 2011 tech exhibition that currently takes place in Japan (the first version is about one...
05:06 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch CEATEC 2011: Panasonics Shampoo Robot Up Close And Personal (Videos)
Panasonic took the wraps off a new version of it's super-strange (and awesome) hair-washing robot at the CEATEC 2011 tech exhibition that currently takes place in Japan (the first version is about one...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Ondango Launches To Let Merchants Turn Their Facebook Pages Into Secure, Social Shops
Officially launching to the public this week is a solution called Ondango, which allows businesses to launch their own social commerce platform on Facebook. The shopping system can be set up with a fe...
04:36 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Samsung And Google Postpone Nexus Galaxy Launch Hours After A Leaked Demo Video Drops
Oh well. Where's that iPhone 4S pre-order link? Samsung and Google decided that "it is just not the right time to announce a new product" and postponed the scheduled Nexus Galaxy/Prime and Ice Cream S...
03:10 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Whats Cooking At Rovio? Angry Birds Cookbooks, Movies And " Gasp " Games (TCTV)
I caught up with Peter Vesterbacka, Mighty Eagle at Rovio, the creators of the successful Angry Birds franchise, yesterday at the Planet Of The Apps conference in London.It wasn't a huge secret, but I...
01:18 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Stephen Colbert Drops The Sarcasm In His Steve Jobs Homage
Watch, just watch. Stephen Colbert, America's favorite persnickety alter ego, breaks face as he nears the end of tonight's tribute to Steve Jobs, a man who most of us never met, but whose death a...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Stress
Here are some of yesterday’s Gadgets stories: The Nintendo 3DS: Soon Available In Ice White And Misty Pink Video: Mini Stress Meter Displays Your Stress Level In Real-Time Upcoming Film Could Be...
09:53 am GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Binksty Wants To Give Students A One-Stop Shop To Manage And Pay Off Their College Loans (Invites)
I don't want to be hyperbolic or hysterical (even though I'd like to be), but the student loan situation in this country is awful. The number of students who default on their student loans continues t...
08:35 am GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Swype, The Maker Of Speedy Virtual Keyboards, To Be Acquired By Nuance For $100 Million+
Swype has been blowing minds since it first launched at TechCrunch 50 back in September of 2008. For those unfamiliar, Swype is the maker of an awesome app that allows users of touchscreen mobile devi...
05:34 am GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch The Entire World Commemorates Steve Jobs
"To believe your own thought,to believethat what istruefor you in your private heart istrue for all men, that is genius." -- Ralph Waldo EmersonThe thing about Steve Jobs' quotesis that conceptually h...
05:06 am GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch David Kirkpatrick: Steve Jobs Was Energetic, Confident, And Uncompromising
It's been a sad twenty-four hours.This afternoon, I sat down with longtime technology journalist David Kirkpatrick  who wrote The Facebook Effect and founded the Techonomy conference  to tal...
04:22 am GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Scribol Surges To 26 Million Uniques (But You Didnt Mean To Go There)
Scribol, a London-based bootstrapped startup,is less than a year old, and there's a good chance you haven't heard of it. But it's already getting a lot of traffic. As in, 140 million page views and 26...
03:06 am GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Shawn Fanning And Sean Parker Talk About Airtime And "Smashing People Together 
The last company Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker started together was Napster, over a decade ago. Now they are teaming up again to create a new startup called Airtime (previously codenamed Supyo). Th...
02:56 am GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Googles Own Youtube Channel Confirms Ice Cream Sandwichs Oct. 11th Debut
If you had any lingering doubts that Samsung's upcoming Unpacked event would serve as a launching pad for Ice Cream Sandwich (the next major build of Android), let them be cast away: Google has just g...
02:37 am GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Fujifilms X-Series EVIL Camera To Be "Premium,  Not Micro Four Thirds
Fujifilm's X100 captivated the photography world during its hype period, and though it wasn't the ultimate camera some expected (I loved the device but took issue with its controls), it represents an ...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Dear Sony: Just Buy Out Ericssons Stake Already
As it stands, Sony Ericsson is the 6th largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world, but Sony may be looking into going it alone. According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, Sony is clos...
01:35 am GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Trooval Wants To Help Businesses Better Predict Which Customers Will Be The Big Spenders
Consider this scenario: Two grandmothers walk into a Harrah's hotel/casino in Las Vegas. Both ladies put $5 into a slot machine, and unfortunately, neither hits the jackpot -- both lose their $5. One ...
01:24 am GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Upcoming Film Could Be Litmus Test For Theater And On-Demand Release Strategy
As we all know, movies tend to come in two varieties: in-theater and straight to video. There's a grey area around indie flicks and festivals, but generally it's one of those two. When you think about...
01:16 am GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Cleantech Venture Investment Up 12% From Previous Quarter
According to the latest from the Cleantech Group, a global research firm tracking innovation in the cleantech sector, ventureinvestmentin the industry grew 12% in Q3 2011 ($1.98 billion) compared to t...
12:26 am GMT - Fri, October 7, 2011
Techcrunch Mysugr Wins TechCrunch Vienna, As The City Proves Its Startups Mettle
Until recently Vienna hasn't generally been known in Europe as a startup hub, but this week has blown that perception out of the water. What appears to be going on is the clear emergence of Vienna as ...
11:56 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Zero-Day Vulnerability On American Express Website Now Closed
American Express say it shut down the webpage that left a portion of its website open for anyone to access in what's being a called a zero-day security vulnerability, the company says in statement. Th...
11:38 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Palantir Technologies Raises $70 Million At $2.5 Billion Valuation
Palantir Technologies has raised $70 million in Series F funding, we've confirmed with the company. This brings Palantir's total funding to nearly $200 million. While the company declined to reveal th...
11:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Crowds Gather At Apple Stores To Remember "The Inventor Of Our Time  (TCTV)
As the news of Steve Job's death spread last night, fans held spontaneous vigils at Apple stores around the globe. They came to pay tribute to a man they never met but who profoundly touched and chan...
11:08 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Samsung And Visa Partner To Launch NFC-Equipped "Olympics Phone 
Rumors have been floating around for a while now that Visa and Samsung had something special planned for the Olympic Games next year. With about ten months left before the games kick off in London, Vi...
10:19 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Jobs: "Focus Is About Saying, No 
Before the accolades; before the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad; before it became the most valuable company in the world, back in 1997 when Steve Jobs returned Apple was at its low point. The stock p...
10:19 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Jobs: "Focus Is About Saying No 
Before the accolades; before the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad; before it became the most valuable company in the world, Steve Jobs returned to Apple when it was at its low point. Back in 1997, the ...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch inDinero Now Lets Small Businesses Track Their Financial Transactions And Receipts On One Platform
How many 21-year-old serial entrepreneurs do you know? Probably not many, but now you'll know one. Jess Mah launched her first startup at age 13, her second in high school, and is now working on her t...
09:51 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On What Would Happen If We All Became Immortal? (TCTV)
According to futurist Sonia Arrison, the big technological revolution today isnt the Internet. Its a personalized healthcare revolution that will radically change not only our life expectancy, but the...
09:38 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch HTC Sensation XL Makes London Debut, Complete With Beats Audio
The device once known as the Runnymede has officially received a new name and a bit of spotlight today. HTC has just unveiled the newly-dubbed Sensation XL at their London Beats event, and the package...
08:11 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Alien Dalvik 2.0 Launches, Adds Support For Running Android Apps on iPad
Today, the Myriad Group is announcing the launch of Alien Dalvik 2.0, its port of the Dalvik virtual machine found in Google's Android operating system. This new release will allow Android application...
08:04 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Jack Dorsey: "New York Will Have A Thriving Tech Community And We Will Help Build That 
At a press conference with Mayor Bloomberg to celebrate the opening of Twitter's New York City offices, co-founder Jack Dorsey gave the Big Apple his endorsement as a startup capital. "New York will ...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Enterprise Mobile Computing Platform Enterproid Raises $11M From Google Ventures, Comcast And Qualcomm
Exclusive-Enterproid, the developer of a platform that allows professionals to maintain completely separate professional and personal profiles on a single Android device, has raised $11 million in Ser...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch 8coupons And CityPockets Team Up To Let Users Organize, Resell, And Create Their Own Daily Deals
Back in 2007, a startup called 8coupons launched as a mobile coupon service that allowed users to sign up with their phone number, receive coupons and offers from local businesses via SMS. That was be...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Remove The Special Offers From Your New Kindle "  For A Price
Kindle buyers no longer have to decide at point of purchase if they want to forever look at advertisements on their Kindle. The fourth-generation Kindles, announced last week, allows buyers to remove ...
07:14 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Video: Mini Stress Meter Displays Your Stress Level In Real-Time
You're constantly feeling stressed out but there's no way to prove or quantify it? Then this mini stress meter Professor Nitta from the Tokyo Metropolitan University has developed might do the trick f...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Nexus Prime Details Leaked: New Name, Verizon Exclusive?
Well now. Samsung's teaser video hinted at something big making its debut on October 11, but a new leak may have blown the whole thing wide open. BGR claims to have received the full spec sheet for Sa...
06:33 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Rdio Announces Ad-Free, On-Demand Music Streaming
Rdio, the digital music service created by Skype foundersNiklas Zennstrom and JanusFriis, is today announcing the launch of an on-demand, ad-free music service here in the U.S. Now, when users sign up...
06:16 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch T-Mobile Introduces A Pair Of myTouch Handsets By LG
T-Mobile has just announced two new myTouch devices built by LG: the T-Mobile myTouch and the myTouch Q. You may remember seeing something similar yesterday in that leaked T-Mobile roadmap, and from w...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Japan To Get 3DS Not Only In "Ice White  But A 3DS Monster Hunter G Bundle, Too
Nintendo and Capcom Japan have made two 3DS-related announcements today: first, Japanese consumers will be able to lay their hands on the device in a new color, namely "Ice White" [JP], on November 3 ...
05:56 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch WD TV Live Media Streamer Skips Internal Storage For Spotify
Western Digital is getting a lot of mileage out of their WD TV media players, and that trend continues today with the announcement of their new WD TV Live box. Unlike its big brother, the WD TV Live i...
05:43 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch The Nintendo 3DS: Soon Available In Ice White And Misty Pink
Somewhere, deep within the Nintendo machine, an executive and his like-minded cohorts had a solution to the 3DS debacle. They had the answer to Nintendo's problems. They were going to simultaneously s...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Sprint Opens Up Pre-Orders For The iPhone 4
Sprint has long been Android territory, but today everything changes. There's still about 24 hours left until the brand new, super snappy, personal assistant-equipped iPhone 4S hits shelves, but the y...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Best Buy Slashes The 7-inch HTC Flyer Android Tablet Down To $99
Oh my. Tablet prices are in a free fall. The HTC Flyer is only $99 at Best Buy right now. The price seems isolated to Best Buy right now so it's likely the price drop is not from HTC but rather Best B...
04:10 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Xfire To Fly Solo Again, Raises $4 Million From Intel Capital
Exclusive - Xfire, which operates a social service used by 19 million gamers, has raised $4 million in fresh funding from Intel Capital and unnamed angel investors. As a result of the capital injectio...
03:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Atlassian Buys Mac Client For Git And Mercurial SourceTree
Last year, product development software company Atlassian raises a whopping $60 million in new funding, some of which was to be be put towards M&A. The company bought Bitbucket.org, a hosted servi...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Ellison Reveals Oracles Public Cloud; Calls Salesforce The Roach Motel Of Cloud Services
Today, at Oracle's OpenWorld Conference in San Francisco, an animated Larry Ellison took to the stage to unveil an assortment of cloud computing services, which will run the company's long-time-in-com...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Genius
Here are some of yesterday’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Steve Jobs Has Passed Away TCTV: Reflections On Steve Jobs And His Legacy CEATEC 2011: Nissan Showcases "Smart House Of The Future&nbs...
01:35 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch GetApp.com Raises $1.1 Million For Cloud-Based Business Apps Store
Exclusive - Roughly 21 months after successfully launching its vendor-neutral online marketplace for SaaS and cloud-based business applications, GetApp.com has secured $1.1 million from Spanish-Americ...
01:21 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Italian Wikipedia Shuts Down In Protest Of Proposed Law
In the true spirit of online activism, the entire Italian Wikipedia website has voluntarily taken itself down in order to protest a bill being proposed to Parliament. The law ("DDL intercettazioni," r...
12:05 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Jon Irwin On Why Rhapsody Bought Napster
Monday, we sat down with Rhapsody President Jon Irwin to get a little more insight behind why the company bought fellow online music service Napster. As part of the acquisition, Rhapsody acquired all ...
07:18 am GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch TCTV: Reflections On Steve Jobs And His Legacy
It's been a hard night and Erick and I thought it would be fitting to reflect a bit on Steve Jobs and his legacy. We're both understandably crushed by the news but rather than look back we wanted to l...
04:53 am GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch The Email From Tim Cook, Apple CEO, To Apple Staff
An email from Tim Cook to the Apple Staff, sent today. Team, I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today. Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and th...
04:46 am GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Steve Jobs: "Death Is The Destination We All Share 
[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc&w=630]We're going to go into whatever the blog equivalent of a moment of silence is here, because many of us are still staring at our computers...
04:43 am GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch The Email From Tim Cook, Apple CEO, To Apple Staff
An email from Tim Cook to the Apple Staff, sent today. Team, I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today. Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and th...
03:41 am GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Statement by Apples Board of Directors On The Death Of Steve Jobs
We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world...
03:41 am GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Steve Jobs Has Passed Away
According to a statement just issued by Apple's Board of Directors, company co-founder and longtime CEO Steve Jobs has passed away.Apple has also put up the following website in memory. They're asking...
03:34 am GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch VC Builds #TodayKicks So You Can Share Photos Of The Shoes Youre Wearing, What?
You know sometimes when you interact with a lot of startups, you start thinking that every problem that needs to be solved has already been solved. Well think again!First Round Capital VC Phineas Barn...
03:18 am GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Siri, Do You Use Nuance Technology? Siri: Im Sorry, I Cant Answer That.
The most talked about element of yesterday's Apple event had to be Siri. The new feature of the iPhone 4S, born out of Apple's purchase of the company by the same name in 2010, looks amazing. But one ...
03:15 am GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Nokia and Monster To Team Up For New Headphones?
It wasn't that long ago that HTC partnered up with Beats Audio to give their phones a boost in the audio department, and now it seems Nokia may be contemplating something similar. A newly leaked pair ...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Electric Aircraft Competition Wraps, With $1.35M Prize For Plane That Out-Economizes A Prius
A little more than a year ago, we posted about the possibilities of electric aircraft. At the time, we also mentioned an upcoming competition that would test the mettle of these flying batteries: the ...
02:27 am GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch After A Cancelled Keynote, Benioff Strikes Back; Talks Future Of The Cloud (From A Restaurant)
The fun continued this morning at Oracle's OpenWorld Conference in San Francisco. Or, I should say, the fun continued at a restaurant across the street. Fine dining and location aside, for those unfam...
01:38 am GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch DRM-Curious? You Can Create An UltraViolet Account Now
You may remember the "one DRM to rule them all" we heard about last year, UltraViolet. It's essentially a DRM scheme that all the heavy hitters are getting behind, from device makers to content creato...
01:12 am GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter Launches An Issue Tracker And Other New Features For Third-Party Developers
In early September, Twitter's Jack Dorsey posted a note to developers asking for feedback on how the network could better serve them. From the post: We want to know what additional materials you need ...
12:40 am GMT - Thu, October 6, 2011
Techcrunch Hipster Changes Its Strategy, Now Wants You To Send Digital Postcards
Hipster, a service I've written about countless times, is unveiling its first open-to-all product today -- and it is not, like we've written about and many anticipated, a local Q&A service. Hipste...
11:56 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Finally Shows MicroUSB Some iPhone Love (But Just Barely)
Uh oh   your phone's dying? No big deal, as long as it was made in the past year or two. Just grab a microUSB cable!Unless it's an iPhone. Then you're stuck hunting around for the ol' white 30-pi...
11:25 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Lack Of NFC In iPhone 4S Wont Impact Market, Say Analysts
While not entirely surprising, yesterday's announcement of the new iPhone 4S did not include a mention of NFC (near field communication). Although many hoped for the inclusion of the short-range wirel...
11:25 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Lack Of NFC In iPhone 4S Wont Impact Market
While not entirely surprising, yesterday's announcement of the new iPhone 4S did not include a mention of NFC (near field communication). Although many hoped for the inclusion of the short-range wirel...
11:06 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Socialcam Crosses 2M Downloads, Adds (Wait For It) Video Filters!
Socialcam, the 'Instagram for Video' that launched shortly before this year's SXSW, has crossed a major milestone this week: it's now been downloaded 2 million times across iOS and Android devices sin...
11:04 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Buckyballs? So Pass
Just in time for the Ides of October, ThinkGeek brings us magnetic BuckyCubes, small, 4mm cubes that slide and slip together to create unique shapes. The kit comes with 125 rare earth magnets that can...
10:57 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Michael Robertson Gets A Cease & Desist From Univision For DAR.fm, His "TiVo For Radio 
Michael Robertson is no stranger to legal threats from the music industry. The founder of MP3.com fought a landmark case against Universal Music Group in the 1990s over digital music copyrights, whic...
10:51 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Doubles Down On Media, Reveals New Xbox Content Partners
You already know about Verizon bringing live TV to the Xbox 360, but it turns out that was just the tip of Microsoft's great big television-related iceberg.In an effort to transform the television exp...
09:55 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On Why We Are All Going to Live to 100 Years Old (TCTV)
Futurist Sonia Arrison says that we are all going to live to at least a hundred years old this century. In her provocative new book 100 Plus, Arrison argues that this technological revolution will cha...
09:55 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Local Loyalty: Perkville Wants To Turn Your Email Address Into A Virtual Rewards Card
Earlier today, I wrote about a new startup called Perka that's attempting to bring an end to loyalty cards with a kick ass merchant-facing service. Well, it seems that today is the day for launching l...
09:31 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch PowerInbox Raises Additional $800K In Seed Funding
PowerInbox, the new email platform that lets you run apps for Facebook, Twitter, Groupon and Google+ inside your inbox, just closed an additional $800, 000 in seed funding, bringing its total Ser...
09:29 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch New Garmin GPS Watch Has Shed Its Girth
It's interesting to chart the size and shape of fitness watches over the years. The first Garmins looked like protein bars melted to your wrist by this new one, the Forerunner 910XT, looks as svelte a...
09:26 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Meetups Heiferman To Founders: "Avoid Thinking You Have To Do It All 
AsChris Dixonsconversation withMeetupco-founder,Scott Heifermanwraps, Dixon asks Heiferman what advice he has for entrepreneurs?Heiferman responds by saying that having passion for your project is key...
09:09 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch AppleCare+ Covers Clumsiness, Too
I drop my iPhone a lot. In fact, since I decided to hang on to my 3GS and hold out for what ended up being a pretty disappointing announcement yesterday, I've cared increasingly less each time that th...
08:20 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Verizon And Microsoft Partner Up For Live TV On The Xbox 360
Good news, FiOS fans! Verizon and Microsoft have announced today that they have struck an agreement to bring live HD television channels to your Xbox 360 without any additional hardware.Now, don't exp...
08:01 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Car-sharing Startup RelayRides Partners With GM
General Motors is partnering with a car-sharing startup called RelayRides on a new venture that will allow GM owners to rent out their idle vehicles via the OnStar service and their mobile phone. The ...
07:37 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Googles New Our Mobile Planet Free Tool Offers A Deep Dive On Smartphone Analysis And Data
Google is rolling out a new data and analysis tool, called Our Mobile Planet, which gives anyone access to data and research on smartphone usage. The site features an interactive tool that anyone can ...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Google Earth Tops 1 Billion Downloads Since Launch
According to the official Google Blog, Google Earth downloads have topped 1 billion since it's 2005 launch. Yes, 1 billion. ...
07:17 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Coming Soon To A Store Near You: Tagtile, A Square-Like Mobile Loyalty Service
Tagtile is a new company (and recent TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Alley participant), which is using the Square model involving free hardware to address the issues surrounding customer loyalty, manageme...
07:06 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Sony Wins The Internet Today With The PS3 Ad Spot Michael
Love or hate gaming, this Sony advert properly captures the very essence of video games. It's about the experiences. It's about the memories. Video games allow a person to, even briefly, become someon...
06:55 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Boses Series 2 Bluetooth Headset Packs 2 Mics, Hefty Price Tag
Looks like Bose is taking another swing at phone accessories because the company has just revealed their new Series 2 Bluetooth headset.So what exactly does Bose bring to the party this time? Aside fr...
06:44 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Report: HP, Dell Ultrabooks On Tap For Late 2011, Early 2012 Release
Ultrabooks are set to light the notebook market ablaze, but the two largest PC makers are arriving fashionably late. A Digitimes report collaborates earlier rumors that HP and Dell do not plan on rele...
06:35 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Global Ad Revenues From Social Networks To Reach $5.4B In 2011; $10B In 2013
Ad revenue from social networks worldwide is expected to reach $5.54 billion this year, according to eMarketer estimates, and will double by 2013. eMarketer is taking into account a number of popular ...
06:35 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Leaked T-Mobile Roadmap Promises Six New Devices On November 2
It looks like Christmas may come early for T-Mobile customers. Internal documents show four device launches this month and twice as many in November, including the Samsung Galaxy 7.0 Plus tablet. What...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Eucalyptus Systems, Nebula and Virtual Bridges Join Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation, the non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux, is adding three new companies to its membership list: Eucalyptus Systems, Nebula and Virtual Bridges. Thes...
06:18 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch TechStars Grad ReportGrid Raises $750K Seed Round
ReportGrid, a recent graduate form the2011 TechStars Boulder class has just raised a seed round in the amount of $750,000. The company, a data analytics as a service offering, is notable for powering ...
05:56 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Photo-Sharing App LiveShare Adds News Feed, Local Groups
Cooliris’ photo-sharing app LiveShare is all-new today, with two major additions: a Facebook-like News Feed and enhanced geolocation features that let you share photos with others in your same v...
05:38 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Keek Lands $5.5 Million In Funding For Its Microvideo Platform
Keek, a Toronto-based startup, has secured $5.5 million in financing from a consortium of investors led by AlphaNorth Asset Management and Plazacorp Ventures, with merchant bank PowerOne Capital Marke...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch NuCaptcha Brings User-Friendly Captchas To Mobile Phones And Tablets
NuCaptcha, a startup that develops a 'human-friendly' video captcha technology, is announcing a dedicated captcha produt for mobile devices, available for all mobile platforms including Android and IO...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Bringing Punch Cards Online, Perka Launches A Nifty Loyalty Platform For Small Businesses
Perka, a startup coming out of stealth and launching into the public today, wants to offer merchants a new spin on loyalty rewards programs in an effort to become the "antidote" to the 300-plus daily ...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch CEATEC 2011: Rohm Unveils Worlds Smallest Resistors
I admit I just walked by microchip maker Rohm's booth at this year's CEATEC 2011, but the Japanese company actually showcased something very interesting: it developed the world's smallest chip resisto...
03:44 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch CEATEC 2011: Nissan Showcases "Smart House Of The Future 
Next-generation homes are definitely one of the big trends at the CEATEC 2011 exhibition that currently takes place in Chiba, Japan. We have covered multiple "smart home" concepts from various Japan c...
03:16 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Pops Is Android Notifications On Steroids " Get Ready To Love To Hate
Humanity has poor taste. Correction: The worst. For proof, look no further than the person sitting next to you ... That's right, wait until their phone rings and blasts the latest Shakira mega-hit (Fu...
02:48 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Just-Eat Acquires Online Food Delivery Provider Urbanbite
Fast-growing online takeaway service provider Just-Eat this morning announced that it has acquired Urbanbite, a London online food delivery company. The purchase marks Just-Eat's entry into the corpor...
02:24 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch You Have 3 Days Left To Enter #TheEuropas Before Voting Starts
The Europas, the European Tech Startup Awards supported by TechCrunch Europe, will be on November 17 in London. 450 of Europe's top startups, VCs and entrepreneurs will celebrate the European startup ...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Escape Vessel
Here’s a selection of yesterday’s Gadgets stories: Save Yourselves: Cosmo Noah Tsunami Shelter/Playhouse The iPhone 4S Camera Upgrade Explained Apple iPhone 4S/5 Rumors: What Was Right, Wr...
11:50 am GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Siri-ous Mind Blowing: Video Evidence Of Apples Prophetic Past "  Circa 1987
As you may be aware, Apple held it's big iPhone 5, er 4S, event in Cupertino today, and while the iCinco failed to make an appearance and the company's stock plunged 5 percent as a result, it was stil...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Hallmark Has Something To Worry About
Once, while I was unemployed and bored, I made a list of everyone I cared about, bought Christmas cards, and sat there and personally addressed between 40-50 cards to people, including personal messag...
07:38 am GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Larry Ellison Cancels Marc Benioffs Keynote at Oracles OpenWorld
Well, well, well. The Oracle OpenWorld Conference is in full swing, and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff was scheduled to be one of the keynote speakers tomorrow (Wednesday). "Was" being the operative word...
05:18 am GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Kickstarter Hit With Patent Claim Over Crowd-Funding
Kickstarter, which just recently celebrated the 10,000th successfully funded project in its 2.5-year history, is under siege by that most ubiquitous of foes, presently at least: patent litigation.Yes,...
04:27 am GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Is It Really True The iPad Makes Flying More Fuel Efficient?
Apple's new CEO Tim Cook made a lot of strong claims about how well Apple products are doing at today's iPhone event. But one of those claims sounded like quite a stretch.Cook talked about how the iP...
04:13 am GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch TCTV: Is The iPhone 4S A Worthwhile Upgrade?
iPhoned out yet? Of course you're not. (Don't worry Android fans   your day is coming.)TC Editor Erick Schonfeld and I sat down for a few minutes today to riff on all things iPhone 4S, from the m...
02:41 am GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch FCC Wants GPS In Every Phone By 2018
After years of having a GPS-equipped phone, the idea of not having GPS is a little crazy. Even with smartphone adoption rates dramatically increasing, there are still plenty of folks out there with ma...
01:55 am GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Leaked Sales Data Puts Kindle Fire Sales At 250,000 Over Five Days
Here's an interesting tidbit that was unfortunately lost in the iPhone flurry this morning: some internal sales stats have apparently leaked from within Amazon, revealing that the new Fire tablet has ...
01:13 am GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Siri: My "Humble  Female Personal Secretary
Today, Apple introduced us to the iPhone 4S. It's hard not to feel let down after the iPhone 5 rumor mill was spinning at full force just yesterday (courtesy of the craziest rumor yet), but a couple 4...
12:30 am GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch The iPhone 4S Camera Upgrade Explained
It may be that the most compelling new feature of the iPhone 4S isn't iOS 5 or the A5 processor, but the new camera. I've given phone cameras a lot of guff for the generally poor image quality that re...
12:19 am GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Twitter Now Has 1,600 Advertisers
Twitter's Chief Revenue Officer Adam Bain took the stage at IAB's Mixx Conference today and revealed a few milestones for the communications platform, specifically in the advertising area. Bain said t...
12:08 am GMT - Wed, October 5, 2011
Techcrunch Watch: Heres Apples iPhone 4S Video Intro
Can't navigate around Apple's site right now because their servers are melting? Still want to see the snazzy 5 minute video they made to introduce the iPhone 4S?Don't worry   we've got you covere...
11:53 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Where Was Facebook At The Apple Event Today? Not There. Stay Tuned.
One of the things noticeably absent from Apple's iPhone event today was Facebook. After all, other outlets were reporting that they would for sure be a part of the event. Late last week, we reported h...
11:51 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Announces "Cheaper  iPhones: The Old Ones
Despite predictions to the contrary, Apple did not announce a cheaper, mass market version of the iPhone today. Instead, it announced an upgraded iPhone 4 called the iPhone 4S. It's the same on the ou...
11:51 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Stock Drops 5 Percent After The iPhone 5 Fails To Appear
Investors were not blown away by Tim Cook Apple event today. With no news of the iPhone 5 at today's Apple event, the Cupertino-based company is seeing its stock drop in value. Apple's stock opened a...
11:36 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Everything You Need To Know About Todays Apple Event
It's been a busy morning in Cupertino at Apple's 'Let's Talk iPhone' keynote. Perhaps you had a hard time following all the news from Apple on the iPhone, iOS 5, other iOS devices and apps. Apple did...
11:28 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch The Original Siri App Gets Pulled From The App Store, Servers To Be Killed
Long before today's announcement that the Siri Voice Assistant would be an integral part of iOS, Siri was a third-party app. It wasn't as pretty, and not nearly as well integrated, but it had one big ...
11:26 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch "Access Denied : Apple.com Goes Down Post-iPhone 4S Event
In case you were nowhere near Twitter for the past twenty five minutes or so -- where "access denied" is trending -- Apple.com has been going down and then back up, down and then back up for gasp almo...
11:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Apple iPhone 4S5 Rumors: What Was Right, Wrong And Just Plain Crazy
Rumors and speculation run wild prior to any Apple event and most often the announced product does not live up to the hype. That's essentially what happened today. The Apple rumor mill promised an iPh...
10:49 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch The iPhone 4S" Its Whats On The Inside That Counts
If you were hoping for a brand new iPhone 5 today, you might be a little disappointed. Instead, Apple announced the iPhone 4S, which looks exactly like the iPhone 4 on the outside. On the insid...
10:22 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Reveals Siri Voice Interface: The "Intelligent Assistant  Only For iPhone 4S
All those rumors of deep voice integration in iOS 5 have just been confirmed. Scott Forstall is back onstage demoing the new "intelligent assistant" service, which surprisingly retains its original na...
10:06 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Announces Find My Friends "  Which Parents Can Use To Track Their Childs Location
During his keynote talk at Apple's event in Cupertino this morning, Apple SVP of iOS software Scott Forstall unveiled a new feature that may sound familiar: 'Find My Friends', a map-based app that'll ...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Drops iPod Touch Prices, Adds iOS 5 And iCloud
Apple's on an unveiling spree right now, and the next thing on their list is a slightly tweaked version of the iPod Touch. First things first, Apple dropped the price down to $199 for the most basic 8...
09:57 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch iPod Nano Updated With Improved Fitness Features
Uber-nerds rejoice: the iPod Nano has been updated with sixteen new clock faces for your viewing pleasure. The device now also acts as a more accurate pedometer and does not require outside dongles to...
09:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Officially Announces The iPhone 4S
It's official: sixteen months after the launch of the last iteration, Apple CEO Tim Cook has just taken the stage to announce the next iPhone. It's called the iPhone 4S....
09:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Officially Announces The iPhone 4S: Same Design, All New Insides
It's official: sixteen months after the launch of the last iteration, Apple CEO Tim Cook has just taken the stage to announce the next iPhone. It's called the iPhone 4S....
09:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Officially Announces The iPhone 4S: Same Design, All New Guts
It's official: sixteen months after the launch of the last iteration, Apple CEO Tim Cook has just taken the stage to announce the next iPhone. It's called the iPhone 4S....
09:43 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Tim Cook: iPhone Has 5% Of Mobile Phone Marketshare Worldwide, "An Enormous Opportunity 
"Let's talk iPhone" reads the banner above today's iPhone event in Cupertino. Newly minted CEO Tim Cook glossed over some pretty impressive iPhone statistics in introductory overview on the phone, nam...
09:40 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch More Than 1 Billion iOS Apps Are Downloaded Each Month
At today's Apple iPhone 5 event, Apple announced an update on the number of iPhone and iPad applications now available. There are more than 500,000 apps in the iTunes App Store, 140,000 of which have ...
09:39 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Forstall Intros New And Improved iOS Apps: Cards, iMessage, And More
While everyone's likely tuning in to catch a glimpse of the new iPhone, Scott Forstall just taken the stage to talk about some of the cool new apps that Apple has rolling out shortly....
09:36 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch iOS 5 To Be Available To Everyone On October 12th
This morning at Apple's iPhone event in Cupertino, Apple's Senior VP of iOS Software Scott Forstall took the stage to fill in the rest of the details regarding iOS 5 before they moved on to talk about...
09:33 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Tim Cook: 250M iOS devices Sold, The iPad Is The Undisputed Best-Selling Tablet In the World
Tim Cook took to the stage today and proudly talked up the iPad's success. Per his opening remarks, every state in the US has schools either deploying or testing the iPad. This also holds true for 80%...
09:33 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Tim Cook: The iPad Is The Undisputed Best-Selling Tablet In the World
Tim Cook took to the stage today and proudly talked up the iPad's success. Per his opening remarks, every state in the US has schools either deploying or testing the iPad. This also holds true for 80%...
09:28 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Tim Cook: 250 Million iOS Devices Sold, Huge Retail Traffic, Record Numbers Everywhere
Tim Cook started today's iPhone announcement off with some Apple stats, and he had a lot of good news. First was their growth in the retail sector, where Cook focused on the new stores in Hong Kong an...
09:27 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Apple Has Sold 300 Million iPods In Ten Years, 45 Million Just Last Year
It's only been 10 years since the iPod launched, and since it's become the number one selling music device in the world, according to comments made by Tim Cook at Apple's "Let's Talk iPhone" event in ...
09:23 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Apple: iTunes Now Has 20M Songs; Over 16B Downloads
At today's Apple iPhone event, newly appointed CEO Tim Cook revealed some staggering numbers on Apple's music downloads and songs in iTunes. iTunes now offers 20 million songs, which is up from 200,00...
09:12 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Six Million Copies Of OS X Lion Sold, Outpaces Snow Leopard
Apple CEO Tim Cook just announced that Apple sold six million copies of Lion, the company's latest operating system. Apple released Lion on July 20, adding new iOS-like features to the OS operating sy...
08:49 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Live From London: Apples Remote iPhone Event
When the media invites went out for today's Apple iPhone event last week, I thought "crap, I'm gonna be in London". Turns out, that's not such a bad thing. Apple has set up a live broadcast of the eve...
08:37 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Apples Japanese Site Leaks iPhone 4S Launch Date: October 14
If there was still some shadow of a question in your mind over whether or not the iPhone 4S is real, doubt no more. Apple's Japanese online store has outted the iPhone 4S, along with a launch date of ...
08:37 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Apples Japanese Site Leaks iPhone 4S Launch Date: October 14 (Update)
If there was still some shadow of a question in your mind over whether or not the iPhone 4S is real, doubt no more. Apple's Japanese online store has outted the iPhone 4S, along with a launch date of ...
07:39 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Nintendo Gets Sued Over The Wii Again
Remember that one time that company called ThinkOptics tried to sue Nintendo over the Wii? Well, that's still happening, but the idea seems to be picking up steam. Yet another company has decided to s...
07:36 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Tech Job Site Dice Reports Shortage Of .NET Developers
According to technology job board Dice's October report, there's one particular tech talent now in short supply across the U.S.: Microsoft's .NET. Job postings requiring .NET are up more than 25% year...
07:04 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Spending In The U.S. Expected To Grow 65 Percent In 2011 To $1.2 Billion
Spending on mobile ads is expected to reach $1.23 billion this year, according to a revised estimate from eMarketer, which represents a 65 percent increase from 2010. The estimate is slightly up from...
06:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Could This Be The Nexus Prime?
Oh, look! What do we have here? A tiny glimpse at what is arguably the hottest Android phone of the year, the Nexus Prime? Leaking in such a way that doesn't really reveal much, while simultaneously s...
06:51 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Why Did Solyndra Fail So Spectacularly?
The spectacular failure of solar manufacturer Solyndra is being held up by some as a shining example of the Obama administration's failure to properly manage government subsidies after its collapse le...
06:49 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch MB&F Introduces The Legacy Machine Number 1
As you'll recall, I'm a big watch fan and a bigger MB&F fan although I am quite pleased I don't own one of these $77,000+ monstrosities. These watches are for men who are living the yachting ...
06:34 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch The Future Of The European Eco-system " The End Of The Beginning
This is a guest post by Paul Jozefak of Neuhaus Partners, commenting on the release of a working paper put out by the European Investment Fund, a major LP in Europe. You can follow Paul at his blog or...
06:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Report: TDK Technology "More Than Doubles  Capacity Of HDDs
Potentially big news from The Nikkei: Japan's biggest business daily has learned yesterday that TDK developed a technology that can "more than double" the storage space of hard disc drives. It appears...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Mindshare Technologies Lands $20 Million To Turn Customer Feedback Into Actionable Intelligence
Mindshare Technologies, the provider of survey technologies and realtime customer feedback solutions, announced today that it has received a $20 million investment from Sorenson Capital, a private equ...
05:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Dad Fixes Broken Bugaboo With DIY 3D-Printed Parts
If you don't know what a "Bugaboo pram" is then you're lucky. If you do, you'll realize that these strollers are not only wildly expensive to buy but wildly expensive to fix. We've gone through a few ...
05:43 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Save Yourselves: Cosmo Noah Tsunami ShelterPlayhouse
These balls, made by Cosmo Power, cost a few hundred thousand yen and can be used as a Tsunami shelter. It seats four (small) adults and can double as a teeny, tiny playhouse for kids until needed....
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Reevoo Spreads Its Crowd-sourced Product Reviews Across Kelkoo
Reevoo, a long-time customer reviews startup which last year raised a Series B round of funding from existing investors Eden Ventures, Banexi Ventures and angels, keeps on keeping on. Today's it's add...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Microsofts Hotmail Android App Goes Live
Microsoft's newly announced Hotmail for Android application is available now in the Android Market. The app, which aims to serve the world's largest webmail platform, offers a handful of standard feat...
05:32 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Heiferman: "I Dont Trust People In Our Industry Who Dont Use Facebook 
Episode IofChris Dixon'sFounder Stories interview withScott Heiferman'sconcluded with Heiferman giving Dixon some of his thoughts on the future of social media. In this episode, Dixon, who is a light ...
05:26 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Toshiba Releases 3 New Camileo Camcorders In Time For The Holidays
Toshiba has announced today that three of their new Camileo camcorders will be hitting store shelves this month. There are a handful of features that all three cameras share: they all for example spor...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch IBM Buys Network Security Intelligence Company Q1 Labs
IBM is announcing the acquisition of Q1 Labs, Massachusetts-based provider of security intelligence software. Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close in fourth quarter, were not disclo...
05:10 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch CEATEC 2011: Toshibas HDDBlu-Ray Server Records 15 Days Of Digital TV From 6 Channels
You have an HDD/Blu-ray recorder connected to your TV but never enough space on it? Then Toshiba's REGZA DBR-M190 might do the trick for you (if you live in Japan, at least). As with most devices at C...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch AnyClip Brings Thousands Of Full Films, Movie Clips To Dailymotion
Exclusive - While YouTube is reportedly paving the way for a major content push in collaboration with studios and networks, its not-so-small competitor Dailymotion isn't sitting still either. The comp...
04:46 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Report: Asus Retains Previous Tablet Forecasts, No Plans To Cut Prices
Asus does not plan on participating on the recent tablet price cutting wars. CEO Jerry Shen will not race RIM or HTC to the bottom and currently has no plans to cut the original Transformer's price. T...
04:21 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch CEATEC 2011: Mitsubishi Showcases Semispherical Display (2.7M Diameter)
The CEATEC 2011 exhibition started today in Chiba (just outside of Tokyo), and what I saw was either disappointing (like gear that's already available in stores) or already widely covered, as most Jap...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch The New Animoto Makes Creating And Editing Video Slideshows A Breeze
Animoto, a website that lets you easily create photo and video slideshows matched to music, is debuting a brand new, smarter, easier video creation flow that makes using service even simpler.For backg...
03:40 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Heads Up, Students " Group Commerce Now Powers Chegg Deals
Exclusive - Students throughout the United States, rejoice, for Chegg is entering the daily deal space with Chegg Deals, courtesy of white-label group buying platform company Group Commerce.The two co...
03:37 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Puts The Zune Down The Memory Hole
We already knew the Zune was pretty much dead and gone — the mp3 player, that is, not the service — but until very recently you could still take a stroll down memory lane by going to Micro...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Lightbank Backs All-In-One Cloud Services Aggregator Cloudbot
Cloudbot, the developers of a mobile and web app that aggregates users online presence into a single interface, has raised new funding from Lightbank. We heard the total round is just under $1 million...
12:23 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Mobile Media Company Affle Raises $10M+ From D2C (A NTT DoCoMo Subsidiary)
Singapore-headquartered mobile media and advertising startup Affle has raised over $10 million from D2 COMMUNICATIONS (D2C), Japan's largest mobile advertising company and a subsidiary of the country'...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Sans European Office, Foursquare Hires Its First European Employee
While it doesn't have any sort of valid office in Europe, Foursquare does have its first European employee. Yes, Foursquare has hired the London-based Omid Ashtari as Director of Business Development....
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Get Your Goat
Here are some of yesterday’s posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: Hitachi Updates Its Amazing Naked-Eye 3D Display Technology Goats Go To War: Kickstarter Project Aims To Keep A Programmer Housed And Fe...
09:23 am GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch YouTubes Rick Klau Joins Google Ventures To Head Startup University
Everybody seems to be bulking up on VCs today; Google Ventures is also adding to its roster, bring YouTube Product Manager Rick Klau to the team as Partner, of Startup University....
06:11 am GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch YouTube Reportedly Forking Out $100M For TV-Esque Content
The world's foremost video-sharing playground may be more or less enough for its users, who want nothing more than to put their freestyles and kitten videos online, but it's still on its way to becomi...
05:07 am GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Joypad Turns Your iPhone Into A Remote Control; Launches New SDK To Bring iOS Gaming To Apple TV
Touch devices have revolutionized mobile gaming, just like they've revolutionized the mobile space as a whole. For mobile games, they've introduced some amazing interfaces and controllers that make th...
04:11 am GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch HPs Autonomy Buyout Finalized And Official
HP just announced that it has completed its takeover of British enterprise data handler Autonomy under the terms specified last month. To wit: 25.50 each for 213,421,299 shares, totaling just over 87%...
03:30 am GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Fitocracys Web App Wants You To Get Up And Go Mobile
The guys at Fitocracy, the social fitness tracker, have been very busy since we've seen them last. Though I'm a fan of the service, sometimes using it can be hit or miss. Don't get me wrong -- it's ab...
02:20 am GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch MG Siegler Will Become Our Apple Columnist, And Join CrunchFund As A VC
When I first reached out to MG Siegler to join TechCrunch two and a half years ago, I knew he was an amazing talent who could help cement our place as the premier technology blog on the Internet. Ev...
02:10 am GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch StumbleUpon Brings Its Tablet Experience To Android, Optimizes UI Across All Its Mobile Apps
Content discovery platform StumbleUpon, which just launched a much improved iPad app in August, now brings that same user experience to Android with the very first StumbleUpon app designed specificall...
02:09 am GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Upcoming Nikon D800 Said To Be 36-Megapixel, $4000 Monster
Some specs for Nikon's next semi-pro camera have surfaced on Japanese camera site Digital Camera Info, and Nikon Rumors seems to think they're creditable. It's an interesting move by Nikon but not one...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch Apple To Battle iOS Piracy With App Rentals?
Be it wariness of compatibility or quality, a lack of disposable income, or some unnoticeable form of protest, people will always find a justification to pirate things. Of course, many of these justif...
01:21 am GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch HouseFix, The Carfax For Home Improvement, Wants To Find You The Best Local Contractors (Video)
Launching at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco last month was a startup called HouseFix. As you might be able to guess by its name, HouseFix is a startup and service that aims to help you find the r...
12:11 am GMT - Tue, October 4, 2011
Techcrunch With Shooting Caught On Officers "Chest-Cam,  Tech Precedent To Be Set
The rising number of cameras recording activity on the street and on the job makes for an interesting new set of problems. I examined a few in my Surveillant Society post, and one has just emerged tha...
11:40 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Did Sprint Go All-In For The iPhone 5?
Sprint is taking a huge risk by carrying the iPhone, if reports from the Wall Street Journal are to be believed. Details about Sprint and Apple's quiet dealings have begun to emerge, and if true, the ...
11:17 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch PayPal To Open A Pop-Up Store In New York To Showcase New Payments Technologies
Exclusive-PayPal is going to be setting up a pop-up store in downtown Manhattan, New York to showcase some of the new tools and technologies the payments giant will debut in the next few months.The sp...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Sean Parker Is Now On Twitter: "Sorry Zuck 
Sean Parker is getting a lot louder.You've been hearing about him for a decade now  cofounder of Napster and Plaxo, founding President of Facebook, and most recently as an investor (and advocate)...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Adobe Pushes Into Tablet Space With 6 New Apps And "Creative Cloud 
Adobe's had a busy day. Along with the acquisition of Nitobi Software and TypeKit, the company has also made a clear push into the tablet space, looking to bolster content creation. At the Adobe MAX 2...
10:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Keen On Why Women Excel in Social Media (TCTV)
It had to happen. Social media has, so to speak, been genderized. New on this weeks best-selling non-fiction list is Vickie Milazzos Wicked Success Is Inside Every Woman, a self-help book for females...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Zynga Goes 3D With Crime World Facebook Game Mafia Wars 2; Launches In A Record 16 Languages
As we reported a few weeks ago, Zynga is debuting a new version of its hit Facebook game Mafia Wars. Today, the social gaming giant is revealing all the details of the new, mobster-themed, crime-focus...
09:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Rhapsody To Acquire Streaming Music Competitor Napster
On-demand music service Rhapsody will acquire competitor Napster in an effort to expand its user base, the companies have announced. Under the terms of the agreement, Rhapsody will acquire all Napster...
09:37 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Invisible Key Lets You Unlocks Doors With Hand Gestures
Forget about fumbling with your keys late at night -- a faculty member from the Technology and Science Institute of Northern Taiwan has developed a way to unlock your door with a simple hand gesture....
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Fuse Corps Will Pair Entrepreneurs With Government, Hopes To Achieve Large-Scale Social Change
New social venture Fuse Corps is launching a platform to connect entrepreneurial professionals with governors, mayors and community leaders across the U.S. in an effort drive meaningful social change....
08:58 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Adobe Acquires Developer Of HTML5 Mobile App Framework PhoneGap Nitobi
Adobe has acquired Nitobi Software, the creator of HTML5 mobile app framework PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. PhoneGap's open source platform allows develo...
08:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Fresh From Google Fight, Huddle Turns On Microsoft With A Marching Band
Here's a new one on turning against your former wet-nurse. Huddle was once a Microsoft BizSpark One company. But it's business collaboration platform now competes with Microsoft's Sharepoint. Indeed, ...
08:25 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch ALMA Telescope Aims To Understand The Building Blocks Of The Universe
The biggest, bestest, and most complicated telescope in all the land just took its first few shots of the cosmos, getting a detailed look at galaxies and gasses that have never been clearly seen befor...
07:55 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch BranchOut Brings Facebook-Focused Professional Networking To Job Search Platform CareerBuilder
BranchOut, a professional social network for Facebook, is announcing a partnership with jobs and resume site CareerBuilder to help users bring social networking into the job search experience. Financi...
07:50 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch PolitiFact Launches News Service To Bring Its Fact-Checking To Print
Florida-based news outlet the St. Petersburg Times is launching the PolitiFact News Service today, a new venture that brings thePulitzer-prize winning political database to newspaper publishers. Subsc...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Redbeacon Nabs StubHub, Support.com Vet As New CEO
Home services marketplace and TechCrunch50 winner Redbeacon is announcing a leadership change this morning with the appointment of Anthony Rodio, former COO of Support.com, as CEO.edbeacon lets users ...
07:23 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch The Horror: Kindle Touch 3G Disables Web Browsing Over 3G
Those tricksy Amazonians! The Kindle Touch 3G will have an experimental browser built-in but it will only run on Wi-Fi, not 3G. Browsing over 3G has been supported since the first Kindle and, to be fa...
07:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Chartboost Launches New Direct-Deal Marketplace For Mobile Game Publishers
New direct-deal advertising marketplace Chartboost launches today, allowing mobile game developers to use cross-promotion techniques to increase the size of their game's user base, and therefore, its ...
06:37 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Groupons IPO Valuation Could End Up Being Less Than $6 Billion
It was only about six months ago that investor excitement for a Groupon IPO was so high that its expected valuation was $25 billion. Now, institutional investors are wary. A fund manager quoted in a...
06:36 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch BBM For Android App Screen Shots Leaked
Well, what do we have here? BBM for... Android? New leaked photos appear to show a beta version of BBM running on an unspecified (and clearly uncared for) Android device. The validity of these shots i...
06:27 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Goats Go To War: Kickstarter Project Aims To Keep A Programmer Housed And Fed
It's hard out there for a goat. You're relegated to the background in many RPG games, chewing morosely while adventurers and soldiers light out for the darkened corners of the World, fighting dragons,...
06:21 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Google Offers Hits Miami
Google's deals serviceGoogle Offerslaunches in Miami, Florida today, with two kickoff specials now available. Offers, Google's take on the Groupon model, initially launched in June, and expanded last ...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Axcient Lands $15.5 Million For Affordable Backup And Data Protection Solution For SMBs
Axcient, the hybrid cloud-based data backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity startup, is today announcing that it has closed a $15.5 million round of series C funding. The round was led by ...
05:57 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Wildfire Launches Analytics Suite That Integrates With Facebooks New Page Insights
Social media marketing software maker Wildfire is announcing its integration with the newFacebook Insightsdata, the update to Facebook's analytics system for Pages, also announced today. Wildfire had ...
05:49 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch The iPhone 54S: The Complete Rumor Rundown
Apple is less than 24 hours away from announcing the next iPhone. Unlike previous announcements, this show will be intimate and small, held at Apple's HQ rather than a large venue like the Moscone Cen...
05:49 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Walmart And T-Mobile Team Up For No-Contract 4G Phone Plan
If you're the kind of person who would much rather text or email someone rather than actually talk to them, Walmart and T-Mobile would like to have a word with you. The two companies have announced Mo...
05:46 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Russian Software House Secures $200m From Baring Vostok Capital
You may not have heard of 1C.ru, but this leading Russian software company publishes 1C:Enterprise, the most popular ERP software for small and medium-sized businesses in Russia. With such a lock on a...
05:45 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Yahoo News Gets Overhauled, Will Feature Deep Integration With ABC News
Yahoo and ABC just wrapped up a press conference at ABC's Times Square studio to announce a major partnership between the two companies: they're launching a new 'News and Information Alliance' that wi...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch ReTargeter Launches New Solution To Let Brands Boost Their Conversions Via Social Media
For those unfamiliar with ad retargeting, it's helpful to think of the mall scene from Minority Report, in which personalized advertisements follow John Anderton around as he walks. In this scifi scen...
04:56 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch The Fitbit Ultra: More Fitbit Goodness, Same Fitbit Package
I had the opportunity to use a Fitbit Ultra, the successor to a glorified pedometer that has become oddly popular and addictive to a certain subset of non-torpid technophiles. To be clear, the desire ...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch MGX: NEC Shows 9.9MM Thin, Android-Based Notebook Prototype
NEC is working on an super-thin notebook that's powered by Android (version unknown) and that's just 9.9mm thick. The so-called MGX (an internal code-name, "MG" stands for "mobile gear") is currently ...
04:18 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Commonred Launches VIP Contests To Let Entrepreneurs Pitch Top VCs, Angels (And Win A Meeting)
In July, we covered the launch of a new Vaporware Labs (a software company that makes social, mobile, and web apps, like Steve Young Football for the iPad and iPhone, and MEETorDIE) service, called Co...
03:58 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Aperture: A Triumph of Science Is A 21 Minute Look Into The Labs Behind The Portal Testing Chambers
Cue Yanni intro music. Enter Aperture Laboratories documentary. Proceed to lose the next 21 minutes of your life. Sorry.Aperture: A Triumph of Science isn't your fanboy look at Portal. Hells no. This ...
03:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Hitachi Updates Its Amazing Naked-Eye 3D Display Technology
The CEATEC 2011 exhibition in Japan is just one day away, and Hitachi is already showing one of its coolest products: the company has been working on glasses-free 3D projection systems for years and i...
03:21 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch The Joby GorillaPod Micro Is The Always-On Tripod Youve Always Wanted
The Joby GorillaPod Micro takes the weak link out of using a tripod: You and me. Tripods, even tabletop modes, are infinitely useful but they're also clumsy and often just something else to carry. Not...
02:59 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Sony Ericsson CEO: We Should Have Taken The iPhone More Seriously
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Sony Ericsson President and CEO Bert Nordberg made a number of interesting statements about the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Motorola.Defending the ...
02:18 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch No Groupon In India: Company Rolls Out Crazeal In 11 Cities
Groupon this morning announced that it re-branded its India business from SoSasta.com (which it acquired earlier this year) to ... not Groupon India but Crazeal.com.(It probably has something to do wi...
02:06 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Facebook Partners With Websense To Protect Users From Malicious Sites And Malware
Facebook is announcing a partnership with security firm Websense today, in order to protect its users from dangerous links that lead to malicious websites and malware sites. Going forward, when a Face...
01:47 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Pinterest Joins Twitter And Facebok As The Newest Self-Expression Engine
Get ready to start hearing a lot about Pinterest. From the New York Timesto XOJane it seems like more people in the mainstream press are covering and integrating Pinterest into their day to day media ...
01:47 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Pinterest Joins Twitter And Facebook As The Newest Self-Expression Engine
Get ready to start hearing a lot about Pinterest. From the New York Timesto The Wall Street Journalto XOJane it seems like more people in the mainstream press are covering and integrating Pinterest in...
01:46 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Mobeam Raises $4.9M For Light-Based Communications Technology
Mobeam this morning announced that it has raised $4.9 million in a Series A round of funding from Samsung Ventures, Mitsui, yet2Ventures and other unnamed investors. The company has developed technolo...
01:22 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Huffington Post Hits 37 Million Monthly Visitors, 1 Billion Pageviews; Acquires Localocracy
The Huffington Post Media Group (HPMG), which I should point out is owned by our parent company AOL, is to announce an acquisition today, along with some key stats, hires and new site launches. Kara S...
12:23 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Google: +1 Button Served 2.3 Billion Times A Day (Or Is It 5 Billion?)
As I reported earlier today, Google is launching a marketing campaign to tout and promote the use of enhanced search ads, which it says are now shown for roughly one-third of all search ads.I lifted s...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Google Says 13 Of Search Ads Are Now Enhanced, Launches New Formats
Remember when Google search ads used to be three lines of text? Nowadays, says Google in a new blog post, roughly one-third of searches with ads show an enhanced ad format (featuring video preview win...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Gadgets Week in Review: Medium Dog
Here are some of the past week’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Amazon Just Won The Android Tablet Wars With The $199 Kindle Fire Video: Simple Personal Assistant Robot Follows You, Carries Stuf...
11:57 am GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Toshiba Shows 55-Inch Naked-Eye 3D TV With 3,840"2,160 Resolution
If you thought Sharp's 4K TV we've shown you last week is impressive, think again. Toshiba today unveiled a 55-inch LCD that boasts the same resolution (3,8402,160 pixels, 4x full HD) but can also dis...
09:38 am GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch The Platform Wars: Will Music Bring Harmony or Discord?
A digital music executive recently told me, "The elephants are increasingly angry at each other.  I laughed, but quickly realized this was more than a cheeky metaphor. Hyper-competition among tec...
07:37 am GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Zuckerberg: "I Really Do Use Facebook All Day Long. 
Awesm developer Jeremiah Cohick posted the following Facebook status earlier today, postulating that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is too busy wheeling and dealing to actually use Facebook, "In the sam...
02:47 am GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch Head Mounted Displays, DIY Augmented Reality And More At InsideAR
I was able to attendMetaio's InsideAR 2011 conference last week in Munich and check out many new and updated Augmented Reality concepts at the event. Several concepts I saw at the trade show portion r...
12:45 am GMT - Mon, October 3, 2011
Techcrunch PayPal On Barriers To Google Wallet: Mass Adoption Of NFC Is Years Away
As you may have read, Google officially launched its mobile payments platform Google Wallet recently, which allows you to pay for products in the real world by tapping your NFC-enabled Android phone a...
11:30 pm GMT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Techcrunch Go Forth And Conquer
The old technology guard of Silicon Valley is rapidly unhinging. From the really old facing oscillating strategies and leaders; to the newly old churning through CEOs as fast as they dead-pool produc...
10:30 pm GMT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Techcrunch PassMyWill Is A Will For Your Online Assets And Passwords
This is a morbid topic to think about, but now that we have so many email, social media and other password-protected accounts, what happens to the access to this accounts when you pass away? Enter Pas...
09:27 pm GMT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Techcrunch The Timelines Facebook Doesnt Have
Last week Facebook made history. After collecting data about its users for years, Facebook turned to designer Nicholas Feltonwho decided it was time to take that data to the next level and visualize i...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Techcrunch Driving on the left
Driving on the left side stretches the muscles, especially including the one in your head. When Larry Page named Google as Googles biggest problem, he was talking as a leader not just of the search gi...
08:46 pm GMT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Techcrunch Amazon "Punches Apple Hard  With Kindle Fires $199 Price
With the Kindle Fire, Amazon is making its first foray into tablet computers, a market where Apple dominates with its iPad and nothing else has even made a dent. The Android-based Kindle Fire is an im...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Meetups Heiferman: Working At McDonalds & The Future Of Social Networks
Meetup co-founder and CEO, Scott Heiferman is Chris Dixon's guest in this episode of Founder Stories. A serial entrenepenur, Heiferman tells Dixon he started "the first online ad agency in '94" after ...
06:40 pm GMT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Techcrunch Weekly Watch Round Up
Every weekend, we run a quick round-up of the major watch news. Why? Because watches are pretty darn cool.The Dievas Vortex Professional watch gets reviewed. Durable titanium case and easy to read dia...
06:34 am GMT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Techcrunch Chamath Palihapitiya To Airbnb CEO: "If You Want Liquidity, Make It Available To Everyone 
Should founders take money off the table in later venture rounds, and if so under what circumstances? An extraordinary private email to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky from investor and former Facebook exec ...
12:52 am GMT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Techcrunch One Up: Gamers Help Scientists Solve Molecular Puzzle That Could Lead To AIDS Vaccine
So, this isn't exactly breaking news, but it's so awesome that it's worth sharing again in case you missed it. HIV/AIDS has killed some 25 million people worldwide and scientists have been working dil...
12:05 am GMT - Sun, October 2, 2011
Techcrunch Hack Your Culture
Behavior is a virus. We spread our behavior to those around us, whether passively or on purpose. Given enough exposure to a behavior, that behavior will become normative. This is true for both positi...
10:11 pm GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch "For Those Who Dont Want To Believe 
I feel uncomfortably like a prophet. In January, and again last week, I wrote about the prospect of UAVs used as weapons by terrorists; yesterday a man was arrested who "planned to attack the Pentagon...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 10.1.11 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang   Robert Scoble, Danny Sullivan, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor   lauded Amazon's entry into the mobile media universe with the Fire. We were unanimous in our ...
08:14 pm GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch Buy This Movie Or Legally Download It For Free: Your Call
PressPausePlay, an award-winning documentary about our new digital culture, premiered at SXSW earlier this year. It is playing at film festivals and you can buy it on iTunes, Amazon, and other digita...
05:46 pm GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: The Compex Sport Elite
With Halloween around the corner, what better way to celebrate than to animated my desiccated, lifeless limbs with jolts of fiery electricity? In this episode of Fly or Die Erick and I look at the Com...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch The Internet Isnt Just Another TV Pipe
As everyone knows, Facebook schooled the web last week, and expanded its territorial ambitions to the world of media. Launching with partners in print, music, and video, Facebooks latest update pushes...
12:50 pm GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch European Pirates Declare War On Cloners. Arrrrrr!! (TCTV)
I recently attended the European Pirate Summit in Cologne, Germany. Held in a sort of art-house scrapyard where artists sculpt out of old cars, and ravers dance into the night, the venue itself was a ...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Hunter
Here are some of yesterday’s Gadgets stories: Video: AlphaDog Is A Bigger, Faster, Quieter BigDog Microsoft "Accidentally  Tags Chrome As Malware Samsung Announces The Dual-Core Galaxy Tab ...
11:11 am GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch The9 Launches Mobile Gaming Platform & SDK To Give Developers Access To The Chinese Market
The9, the sizable NASDAQ-listed Chinese game publisher and developer, has made quite a few investments in the U.S. gaming market over the last year. (Reflecting, it seems, a rising Asian interest in U...
09:47 am GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch Chris Sacca And Others Invest $1 Million In A Startup That Wants Everyone To Hold A World Record
URDB -- formerly Universal Records Database -- is announcing a name change and $1 million in Series A funding, from investors Chris Sacca, VantagePoint Capital and 77 Ventures. Initially conceived of ...
05:43 am GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch Buying Yahoo Is A No-Brainer For Alibaba
Today at the China 2.0 conference at Stanford, Alibaba Groups's Jack Ma replied to a pointed question about buying Yahoo with, "We are very interested in Yahoo. Our Alibaba group is important to Yahoo...
04:14 am GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch More Details On MITs "Artificial Leaf  (And Video)
Back in March, we heard about a breakthrough from MIT: an "artificial leaf" that produces pure oxygen and hydrogen gas, powered entirely by sunlight. The technology was described in yesterday's editio...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch Mocavo Raises $1 Million To Build Its Ancestry-Centric Search Engine
Looking to fill in the blanks on your family tree? A startup calledMocavomight be just what you're looking for. The service is setting out to become a search engine that's highly optimized for ancestr...
02:58 am GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch TC Cribs: Sliding Through YouTubes Double Rainbow (Gnomes!)
We're back with a new episode of TC Cribs, and it's featuring one of the most tricked-out offices yet: YouTube.Yes, the world's biggest archive of cute cat videos (among other things) invited us to ta...
02:13 am GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch AT&T Wants Their Competitors Antitrust Suits Dismissed
By now, we all know that the US Department of Justice filed an antitrust suit to block the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. Sprint and C Spire Wireless (formerly known as the Cellular South) have filed suits...
02:11 am GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch Hitwise: Singaporeans Spend The Most Time On Facebook Per Session
Hitwise just published a new study examining how much time people living in different countries spend on Facebook. Singaporeans actually spend the longest on the social network, with an average of 38 ...
01:22 am GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch Facebookers Are Not In Hawaii
Aloha! You know where I wish I were right now? That's right, Maui! You know who else is in Maui? Some of the Google Social team. Note: I am really jealous of anyone who is a Googler in Maui right now,...
12:55 am GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft "Accidentally  Tags Chrome As Malware
Oh, Microsoft! You are so cunning. With IE market share plummeting and many users opting for "alternative" web browsers like Firefox and Chrome, your base of power is crumbling. We thought you would s...
12:41 am GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch Technology Advancing Art: Photo Apps Are The Folk Art Of Our Generation
Around 2004-2005, puzzled non-tech journalists continually asked me why people were using MySpace -- this was before social networking was a common phrase, before moms & dads were using social sit...
12:27 am GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch Loopt In Process Of Receiving Broad Patent Covering Location-Based Ads
Location-based service Loopt has been allowed its first patent, and it could be a big one.The patent, as described, seems relevant to numerous existing products, including Google's Latitude. In layman...
12:12 am GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: One DROID Bionic #TechCrunch
Last week we ran a giveaway for one whole week, giving away a DROID Bionic. A huge congratulations to Scott Leither for winning last week's DROID Bionic! Since the giveaway was so popular, we wanted t...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, October 1, 2011
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 1pm PT (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Danny Sullivan and Steve Gillmor are recording live at 1pm PST....
11:40 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch PSA: The AT&T Galaxy S II Has A Pretty Terrible Security Flaw
The AT&T Galaxy S II is a lot of things. It's fast. It's thin. It's pretty damn nice to look at. But secure? Yeah, not really.In what seems to be an almost inexcusable oversight, it appears that t...
11:40 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch PSA: The AT&T Galaxy S II Has A Pretty Terrible Security Flaw [Update: Confirmed By Samsung!]
The AT&T Galaxy S II is a lot of things. It's fast. It's thin. It's pretty damn nice to look at. But secure? Yeah, not really.In what seems to be an almost inexcusable oversight, it appears that t...
11:15 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Video: AlphaDog Is A Bigger, Faster, Quieter BigDog
I'm sure all of you remember BigDog, the utterly terrifying biomimetic robot platform that dances over rough terrain on weird legs and makes a sound like it's full of angry bees. You didn't think they...
10:03 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Wi-Fi Hotspot App Connectify Gets New Funding From ITQ " The Firm That Finds New Tech For CIA
Remember Connectify? The downloadable software that turns PCs into Wi-Fi hotspots in just a few minutes? It looks like the company now has a new investor: In-Q-Tel (IQT), which just so happens to be t...
10:03 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Wi-Fi Hotspot App Connectify Gets New Funding From IQT " The Firm That Finds New Tech For CIA
Remember Connectify? The downloadable software that turns PCs into Wi-Fi hotspots in just a few minutes? It looks like the company now has a new investor: In-Q-Tel (IQT), which just so happens to be t...
09:45 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Untappd Takes Their Social Beer Service To iOS, Android
The social beer fanatics at Untappd are at it again. Their web app has been letting users share their brews of choice since 2010, but the company has just announced that they have released a pair of n...
09:25 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Sequoia-Backed Stripe Wants To Disrupt The Online Payments Space
In March, we wrote about Stripe, a new payments startup cofounded by brothers Patrick Collison and John Collison. The stealthy company was tackling online business to business and business to consumer...
07:49 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Best Buy To Cut The HTC Flyer Tablet To $299 On October 1st
Watch out for falling tablet prices! No, seriously, don't get burned by price cuts. The HTC Flyer is the latest tablet to see a major price reduction. Starting tomorrow, October 1st, Best Buy will low...
07:40 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch T-Mobile Poster Reveals Nokia Drive For WP7, Confirms Sabre?
Oops. A new promotional poster made an appearance in a store at T-Mobile's German headquarters, where it confirmed the existence of a Nokia Windows Phone with a 3.7-inch display and Nokia's Drive navi...
07:40 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch T-Mobile Poster Reveals Nokia Drive For Windows Phone, Confirms Sabre?
Oops. A new promotional poster made an appearance in a store at T-Mobile's German headquarters, where it confirmed the existence of a Nokia Windows Phone with a 3.7-inch display and Nokia's Drive navi...
07:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Famigo Wants To Help Families Discover Kid-Friendly Mobile Apps
For many families, finding the best kid-friendly apps among the million plus apps in the Apple App Store and Android Market can be daunting. Enter Famigo, an app directory and curation platform that h...
07:27 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Nike VC Arm To Invest In Green Startups
Sports brand and sneaker maker Nike is going to start investing in green startups, through its new VC arm called the Sustainable Business & Innovation Lab. This group will seek out companies focus...
06:50 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Backed With $1.3 Million, Pantheon Launches Drupal-Based Web Development Platform
San Francisco-based Pantheonopened its doors to the public today after a year building its Web development platform for Drupal sites. (Drupal is an open-source content management system). Pantheon is ...
06:32 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Despite Solyndra, U.S. Solar Up 69%
In 2010, the U.S. installed 887 megawatts (MW) of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV), up 104% from the 435 MW installed in 2009, according to a new recent report by the Solar Energy Industries Associati...
06:32 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch In Australia, Samsung Offers Apple A Deal Over Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ban
Last we heard of settlement talks between Apple and Samsung was in June, and you can tell from recent events that those talks probably didn't end well. Today in Australia, however, Samsung's lawyers h...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Ex-Googlers Debut Zillabyte To Let Business Users Easily Analyze Big Data
Ex-Googler Jake Quist is debuting a new stealthy startup, called Zillabyte, that aims to disrupt the data analysis space. Quist explains that while he and his co-founder were engineers at Google, they...
05:36 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Samsung Announces The Dual-Core Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
Despite the fact that Apple has found a way to block sales of the latest two Galaxy Tabs, Samsung is going to try try again. The company officially announced the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus this morning, a 7-...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Canonical Releases Windows Version of Ubuntu One
Canonical, the commercial backer behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, have been hosting a file synchronization service called Ubuntu One for a couple years now. A free account gets you 5GB of storage...
04:50 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Report: HP Still Looking To Offload Palm, Amazon Named As Top Contenter
The Kindle Fire announcement set the interwebs ablaze as Amazon burst into the tablet scene. But the retailer-turned-CE player might be looking to go a different way in the future. Amazon has been nam...
04:50 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Report: HP Still Looking To Offload Palm, Amazon Named As Top Contender
The Kindle Fire announcement set the interwebs ablaze as Amazon burst into the tablet scene. But the retailer-turned-CE player might be looking to go a different way in the future. Amazon has been nam...
04:49 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Timelines.com Sues Facebook, Says Its New Timeline Feature Could "Eliminate  Them
Timelines Inc., a small venture capital-backed Chicago company that operates the Timelines.com website, has launched a trademark-infringement suit against Facebook on Thursday, claiming that the latte...
03:57 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Video Calling Service Tango Launches On PC
As promised earlier this summer, mobile video calling app Tango has finally made it to the PC. Today, a year after its launch on iOS and Android, Tango is now available for Windows desktop computers (...
03:25 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Appsfire To Amazon: Your Kindle Fire Logo Looks Mighty Familiar
Hey Amazon, Appsfire wants to have a chat about your logo for the Kindle Fire, that interesting, affordable tablet you announced a few days ago. They're upset because it looks a lot like theirs.Writes...
02:13 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Sharp Showcases 4K LCD TV (3,840"2,160 Resolution), To Sell It 2012
Full HD resolution (1,9201,080 pixels) isn't enough for Sharp. The company has developed [JP] a TV that's capable of producing images with 3,8402,160 resolution and is ready to show the device to the ...
02:13 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch [Update: Video] Sharp Showcases 4K LCD TV (3,840"2,160 Resolution), To Sell It 2012
Full HD resolution (1,9201,080 pixels) isn't enough for Sharp. The company has developed [JP] a TV that's capable of producing images with 3,8402,160 resolution and is ready to show the device to the ...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Disney Mobile Japan Announces Two (Cute) Android Phones
Disney, which has been doing business as an MVNO in Japan (Disney Mobile) since 2008, took the wraps off two new Android phones [JP] yesterday. The DM010SH will be rolled out in Japan in October, foll...
12:02 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch When Specific Media (And Justin Timberlake) Bought Myspace
Myspace savior Specific Media laid off 8% of its staff yesterday, about 50 people. Those laid off were mostly Myspace employees, according to one source, presumably eagerly awaiting their severance pa...
12:02 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch You Know Whats Cool? Not Myspace
Myspace savior Specific Media laid off 8% of its staff yesterday, about 50 people. Those laid off were mostly Myspace employees, according to one source, presumably eagerly awaiting their severance pa...
12:01 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Orange To Bring Sharp 3D Android Phone To Asia And Europe
Is this finally the beginning of Japanese Android phones being made available outside their home market? Japan's biggest mobile carrier NTT Docomo yesterday announced it has inked a deal with French t...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Time Spent
Here are some of yesterday’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: A Cheerful Memento Mori Clock For Your Home Or Office Lego Tries Augmented Reality With "Life Of George  Game Sony To Stop Compin...
09:57 am GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch GetComparisons: A Tale Of The Tape For Anything
Nexus S or iPhone? Kindle Fire or iPad? Samsung TV or LG TV? When people try to make such decisions, they usually look for as much data as possible so they can compare choices. For many gadgets, that'...
06:34 am GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Googler Builds Site That Shows You What Top Tech Companies Pay
Last night at an informal gathering of tech people, someone likened Silicon Valley to a "Las Vegas for people who want to make crazy shit" equating VCs and angel investors to gamblers of sorts. Well i...
06:19 am GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Nice Work If You Can Get It: Apotheker Leaves HP With $10m Severance
Massive severance packages are nothing new, but sometimes you just feel the need to call attention to them. Ousted HP CEO Leo Apotheker is leaving the company with a $7.2 million severance payment, pl...
06:19 am GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Nice Work If You Can Get It: Apotheker Leaves HP With $10 Million Severance
Massive severance packages are nothing new, but sometimes you just feel the need to call attention to them. Ousted HP CEO Leo Apotheker is leaving the company with a $7.2 million severance payment, pl...
05:27 am GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Why No Kindle Touch Or Fire For EU, UK?
Jeff Bezos recently said that these days, "if you are just building a device you are unlikely to succeed." He certainly seems to be backing that statement up, with the launch of the Kindle Fire produc...
05:03 am GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Spotify Hires Another Former Googler To Head Asian Expansion
Setting its sights beyond the west after a successful US launch and the recent unveiling of Facebook extended Open Graph integration, subscription music service Spotify has hired former Google executi...
05:01 am GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch You Might Have Klout, But Whats Your Kred?
Reputation on the Internet is a tricky thing to measure. But with the rise of social media with its retweets, likes, +1s, replies, and followers counts companies are trying to keep sco...
04:29 am GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Vienna-based Speedinvest Closes $10m Fund For Central Europe
Slowly, but surely, Vienna is building its own reputation as a startup hotspot and eventually there might be a fight between Berlin, London, Copenhagen and Vienna, although London and Berlin are ahead...
03:46 am GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Kobo Vox Android Tablet Leaks On Retailer Website
It looks like Amazon and Barnes & Noble aren't the only ones who want to get into the LCD e-reader scene. Kobo, who like them has a 6-inch touchable e-ink reader, must have felt left out of the 7"...
01:58 am GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Sony To Stop Comping 3D Glasses For Theaters " Because Movie Tickets Arent Expensive Enough Already
Sony, which provides many theaters with the projectors and hardware needed to display 3D cinema, has informed those theaters that starting this spring, it will no longer provide 3D glasses for free. F...
01:35 am GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Microsoft Cracks Down On Spammy Windows Phone App Submissions
There may be more than 20,000 apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace now, but it seems as though some "developers" are intent on fiddling with the cool-to-crap ratio. As low-quality, low-functionality ...
12:57 am GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Foxconns $12bn Brazil Expansion Stalled In Negotiation Stage
Earlier this year it was reported that Foxconn had decided it was going to try to diversity its global holdings by establishing an iPad factory in Brazil. Their reasoning seemed fine: the economy is e...
12:55 am GMT - Fri, September 30, 2011
Techcrunch Sync By 50 Headphones Leak Early, Appear To Be Appropriately Street
50 Cent's wireless headphones are finally nearing release and I just received multiple pics and a full spec sheet concerning the upcoming high-end model. Sync by 50 uses the now-popular unibody casing...