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11:44 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch The Obama Campaign Is Now Using Mobile Payments Device Square For Fundraising
The latest technology to be adopted by the Obama campaignSquare. The mobile payments device is now being used by the Obama for fundraising, says the company. Staff, fundraisers and others are being eq...
11:37 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch Intel Leads $20M Round For Solera Networks
Solera Networks just announced that it has raised $20 million in Series D funding from Intel Capital (the chip-maker's investment arm) and others.The company says its DeepSee Platform can index and cl...
10:56 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Posts AwfulHilarious Recruiting Video To YouTube
Twitter has posted a seriously awful/hilarious recruiting video to YouTube, which the company says was the product of last week's "Hack Week." During this time, employees were able to take time away f...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Shopping App CheckPoints Rebrands As InMarket To Broaden Focus
CheckPoints, a mobile shopping app that launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2010, is rebranding today as InMarket.CheckPoints takes a more product centric approach to its shopping app. When you walk int...
09:48 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Accused Of Ripping Off Another Competitors Game
Last week, the developers at NimbleBit (makers of iOS Game of the Year, Tiny Tower) accused Zynga of copying them with its new game, Dream Heights. Now, it's happening again. This time, the accusation...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch Clio Grabs $6 Million To Help Bring Small Legal Practices To The Cloud
Lawyers have long been the punchline for jokes, whether it be for their ambulance chasing ways, or for having a penchant for greed and chaos, or charging an armload for their services. However, there ...
08:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch In Partnership With Microsoft, RIM Launches BlackBerry Business Cloud Services
Microsoft and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) are teaming up today on the public release of BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 (a name which surely Microsoft itself ...
08:46 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch $300 Samsung Galaxy Note Will Hit AT&T On February 19
Samsung isn't the first company to break into the phablet space, but those of you waiting for a (more than) worthy successor to devices like the Dell Streak 5 won't have much longer to wait. AT&T ...
08:14 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch Pew: More Than Half Of Adults Used Cell Phones In Stores For Purchasing Decisions During The Holidays
The Pew Research Centers Internet & American Life Project is releasing a new study today that provides further evidence of the growing trend of consumers using mobile phones in stores for purchasi...
08:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Shuts Down 10 Mobile Apps, Says Its Going Mobile First (?)
Yahoo is moving forward with a "mobile first" mindset, the company stated via blog post late last week, thenincongruously announced it would be shuttering 10 of its mobile applications. The list, whic...
07:46 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch Flying People Spotted Over New York CityFilm At Nine
In a recent publicity venture for their new movie "Chronicle", 20th Century Fox enlisted the help of viral marketing agency Thinkmodo to design and execute a rather unique campaign element that surely...
07:36 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch Tablet Shipments To Reach 383.3 Million By 2017, 46% In Emerging Markets
Post-PC era? Here we come: According to new data from NPD, tablet PC shipments are expected to grow from 72.7 million units in 2011 to 383.3 million units by 2017. For comparison purposes, worldwide P...
07:33 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch With Funds Frozen & Bills Due, Megauploads Servers May Be Wiped As Soon As Thursday
First the US Justice Department raided Kim Dotcom's sprawling New Zealand estate and seized random items from cars to Predator statues. Then they shut down the massive website, froze their assets and ...
07:06 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch WiGig: Panasonic Tablet Wirelessly Transmits A Full DVD Video In 60 Seconds (Video)
WiGig, a multi-gigabit speed wireless communications technology, was first announced back in 2009, but it took companies like Panasonic quite a while to come up with applications that make use of it. ...
06:37 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch nanox: High-Quality iPod nano Watch Conversion Kit
Do you own the latest version of the iPod nano (sixth generation)? Do you look for a way to turn it into a watch? If yes, then this watch conversion kit might be the right solution for you. Dubbed nan...
06:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch Future Simple Releases First Full-blown CRM Android App For Small Businesses
Chicago-based but Israeli-founded Future Simple, a startup that creates products aimed at small businesses, has released an Android app which hooks into their small business CRM. It's the first Small ...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch Glooko Raises $3.5M To Connect Glucose Meters To iPhones For Tracking Diabetes
Glooko, the developer of a unique hardware device and mobile app solution for people with diabetes, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding led by The Social+Capital Partnership, with partici...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch Kayak Redesigns Travel Search Portal ; Now Consistent With Mobile UI
After redesigning its iPad app and consolidating the app with its iPhone cousin, travel search company Kayak is updating the UI for its web search portal today. The aim with the redesign is to create ...
05:56 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch Podio Adds New Languages As It Scales Internationally
We first reviewed online workspace startup Podio on its launch in March last year, and it looked pretty promising. A little like Box.net or 37Signals, Podio is closer to a more sophisticated Yammer, w...
02:46 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch GetHired Nabs $1.75 Million To Launch Its Video-Centric Recruiting Platform & Job Board
Paper resumes are -- or should be -- going out of style. They rarely give employers a complete profile of a potential hire, they're filled with value-less buzzwords (or in my case, action verbs), and ...
02:31 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch DMARC Promises A World Of Less Phishing
Some 15 companies, including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, PayPal plan to jointly work on a standard for blocking phishing e-mails by verifying that they come from legitimate companies. It seems...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch Gadgets Week in Review: Take Flight
Here’s a selection of stories from the past week on TechCrunch Gadgets: App-maker Moonbot Gets An Oscar Nomination Kickstarter: eye3, An Affordable Aerial Photography Drone Secret Windows 8 Weap...
01:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch After Leo DiCaprio Invests, Lance Armstrong Races To Promote, Advise Mobli
Mobli, the startup behind the eponymous, much-hyped realtime photo and video sharing service, has struck a partnership with road racing cyclist and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong. Armstrong, a seven-...
12:29 pm GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch AngelList Launches 2011 Yearbook: 500 Startups, 2,500 Investors & 12,500 Introductions
AngelList, the community for startups that is part social network and part communication tool, designed to connect first-time entrepreneurs with respected angel investors, got hot in 2011. Naval Ravik...
11:32 am GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch LivingSocial CEO: Lumping Us With Groupon Is Like Lumping eBay With Amazon
The local commerce industry as represented by daily deal sites like Groupon and LivingSocial is still barely learning to walk, even though Groupon has 10,000 employees and LivingSocial has 5,000. Whil...
09:48 am GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch For Those Who Cant Let Go Of The Past: The Techmeme Re-Underliner
Remember the old Techmeme of a week ago, before the new design took effect? Sure, the new design is easy on the eyes. But is it better?Personally, I'm already used to the new look, other than the spon...
09:25 am GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch DreamHosts Unhappy January Continues: First, A Database Breach, Now An Outage
DreamHost has been having a rough couple weeks. The low-cost hosting provider and domain name registrar found some unauthorized activity in its databases back on January 20th, which they later admitte...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Rolls Out A Trio Of New Cyber-Shot Point And Shoots
In the market for a new point and shoot? Didn't think so. Why don't you take a gander at the new Sony shooters anyway?...
07:33 am GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch Turning Two: FoundersCard Pulls Back The Curtain On Its Membership Community For Entrepreneurs
The top executives in today's largest corporations not only travel in style, but they have access to an absurd array of perks while they travel, from awards and complimentary products to discounts on ...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter, Democracy, and Internet Freedom
Twitter has taken fire in recent days from activists and bloggers who fear that the companys new censorship policies will muffle online freedom. News reports recall the ways in which protestors have ...
03:16 am GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch The Emergence Of The Content Creation Class
The content creation class shall inherit the Internet. Richard Florida coined the expression the Creative Class, his belief being that these 30 to 40 million would be the driving force for economic de...
02:50 am GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch 7 Reasons Why Pinterest Isnt Yet Ready for Tech Brands
Managing a tech brand means you always need to be on the lookout for innovative and creative ways to engage your community. Lately, the rise of Pinterest, a social content curation platform, has been ...
02:02 am GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch How Google+ Can Win: Make Publishing Universal
Larry Page recently announced that he is quite thrilled with Google+s explosive growth -- with 90 million registered accounts and 80% of the people engaging on a weekly basis across all Google pr...
01:41 am GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Jeff Clavier: On Getting Your Product In Front Of A VC (And Keeping It There)
Because every VC's inbox is overflowing with pitches, and because VC's don't take meetings with just anyone, SoftTech VC's Jeff Clavier, (who just raised $55 million for his third fund) offers advice ...
01:20 am GMT - Mon, January 30, 2012
Techcrunch Games Decreasing In Popularity On Android, Entertainment Apps On The Rise
The mobile app ecosystem is growing so quickly - exponentially, even - that sometimes it's hard to see the larger trends occurring in the space. To really gain insight, it helps to look back over a lo...
11:31 pm GMT - Sun, January 29, 2012
Techcrunch 10 Ways to Leverage Facebook for Startups: Part II, On-Site
Yesterday I discussed how to improve user acquisition, activation and activity by building Facebook directly into your web experience. There is of course another half to the equation: leveraging Faceb...
09:55 pm GMT - Sun, January 29, 2012
Techcrunch The Ecommerce Revolution Is All About You
Personal recommendations have always been a part of ecommerce, but there has been little innovation since Amazon introduced retail and product personalization 10 years ago. But with the increasing mou...
06:22 am GMT - Sun, January 29, 2012
Techcrunch Google, Facebook, Privacy And You
Editors note: Guest author Keith Teare is General Partner at his incubator Archimedes Labs and CEO of newly funded just.me. He was a co-founder of TechCrunch. Like millions of other people, I got an e...
05:38 am GMT - Sun, January 29, 2012
Techcrunch Curebit Apologizes for Copying 37Signals: Stupid, Lazy, and Disrespectful
That's awkward: Just as it was announcing a $1.2 million round of funding, online referral startup Curebit was caught lifting designs and code from 37Signals, the company behind popular collaboration ...
04:51 am GMT - Sun, January 29, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Buy Hollywood? Thats A Terrible Idea
Apple should not use its $100 billion in cash to buy, or buy into Hollywood. While it would most assuredly (ahem, cough) disrupt the system, it would not spur the kind of creative chaos and innovation...
03:25 am GMT - Sun, January 29, 2012
Techcrunch Founder Soup: Stanford and Andreessens New Startup Generator
A single entrepreneur alone is vulnerable to shortsightedness, to fatigue. But with a team comes diverse perspective, encouragement, and the wherewithal to push through problems. That's why a group of...
03:25 am GMT - Sun, January 29, 2012
Techcrunch FounderSoup: Stanford and Andreessens New Startup Generator
A single entrepreneur alone is vulnerable to shortsightedness, to fatigue. But with a team comes diverse perspective, encouragement, and the wherewithal to push through problems. That's why a group of...
03:23 am GMT - Sun, January 29, 2012
Techcrunch Kindle Sales Growing Faster Than The Nooks
Barnes & Noble may be challenging Amazon's dominance of the e-book world, but the Kindle sales are still growing faster than the Nook's at least if you connect the dots between some of the number...
03:02 am GMT - Sun, January 29, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Off-The-Charts iPhone And iPad Sales
Sometimes you have to see things to truly appreciate their magnitude. Apple's latest quarter was so massive that MG had to write two posts about it: $46 billion in revenues, 37 million iPhones sold, 1...
02:30 am GMT - Sun, January 29, 2012
Techcrunch Lets Get Personalized: Moving Beyond Recommendations
Hank Nothhaft is the co-founder and chief product officer of Trapit, a personalized content discovery platform currently in beta. Trapit was incubated at SRI and the CALO project.eBays recent acquisit...
02:18 am GMT - Sun, January 29, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 01.28.12 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang Doc Searls, Danny Sullivan, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor debut the latest Google catchphrase to replace Do No Evil: We Really Don't [email protected], @dsearls, @da...
01:30 am GMT - Sun, January 29, 2012
Techcrunch 10 Ways Your Startup Can Hook Into Facebook, Part I: On The Web
Having already covered how startups can use search and Twitter to find customers, here's 10 steps for finding people on another key marketing platform: FacebookFacebook has evolved from a social netwo...
12:55 am GMT - Sun, January 29, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Droid Razr Maxx Review: 4G LTE With Solid Battery Life Just Got Real
The Droid Razr Maxx by Motorola is a very special phone. You see, I had a bit of a thing for the Droid Razr when it first came out, but it wasn't quite perfect. It felt a bit light, and I had trouble ...
12:21 am GMT - Sun, January 29, 2012
Techcrunch Steve Jobs, Superhero
When I was a kid, I read tons of superhero comic books. I fantasized about superpowers, but the storylines about heroes with massive Achilles heels really held my attention the most. They saved the wo...
11:32 pm GMT - Sat, January 28, 2012
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) SoftTech VCs Clavier: How To Avoid The Series A Crunch
At the top of this Founder Stories episode featuring SoftTech VC'sJeff Clavier,Chris Dixon mentionsmuch has been written about the "Series A Crunch." It's the occurrence of seed stage companies hittin...
11:11 pm GMT - Sat, January 28, 2012
Techcrunch iNdustrial Revolutions
To paraphrase Otto von Bismarck, "iPads are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made." It's an ugly story. Over a hundred employees "injured by n-hexane, a toxic chemical that can cause ...
08:32 pm GMT - Sat, January 28, 2012
Techcrunch To Pivot or Not to Pivot
Ah, the internet how you hijack our vocabulary. A few years ago, embedded had connotations of journalists following soldiers. Today, its most associated with YouTube clips. Similarly, a pivot was som...
07:40 pm GMT - Sat, January 28, 2012
Techcrunch Book Review: Distrust That Particular Flavor By William Gibson
William Gibson is the defining author of our digital age. More than any social media pundit or Popcorn futurist, he has defined the dystopia we can expect once we escape the dystopia we're in now. His...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 28, 2012
Techcrunch Why Every Entrepreneur Should Self-Publish a Book
I've published eight books in the past seven years,five with traditional publishers (Wiley, Penguin, HarperCollins), one comic book, and the last two I've self-published. In this post I givethe specif...
06:49 am GMT - Sat, January 28, 2012
Techcrunch Ron Paul, Mitt Romney Leading On Facebook Ahead Of Florida Primary
The Republican presidential candidacy is still far from decided, based on the split primaries and mixed polls so far. So here's another source for trying to figure who's really pulling ahead -- the nu...
05:05 am GMT - Sat, January 28, 2012
Techcrunch Harvard Gets Its First VC Firm: The Experiment Fund
As just about everyone should know by now, the seeds of what grew into Facebook were planted at Harvard. Might there be a bunch of mini-Zucks lurking in the dorms of Cambridge? If so, a new venture ca...
03:39 am GMT - Sat, January 28, 2012
Techcrunch Secret Windows 8 Weapon: Kinect Built Into Your Laptop
The Windows release of Kinect is coming up in a couple days, but for most people that won't be a major event: the Kinect they have is sitting on their TV or in a drawer, waiting to be taken out for an...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, January 28, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Puts Its DMCA Takedown Requests Up For All To See
Yesterday's announcement that Twitter would be selectively censoring tweets based on country was not well-received. But part of that announcement was the assurance that the process would at least be t...
02:15 am GMT - Sat, January 28, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator Names Seasoned Entrepreneur Geoff Ralston As Its Newest Partner
Y Combinator has just announced the newest partner to join the prestigious firm: Geoff Ralston. Ralston's previous credentials include founding Four11, which was acquired by Yahoo back in 1997 for $96...
02:11 am GMT - Sat, January 28, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang - Danny Sullivan, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Doc Searls & Steve Gillmor - is recording live today at 1pm PT. ...
02:11 am GMT - Sat, January 28, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 01.27.12 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang - Danny Sullivan, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Doc Searls & Steve Gillmor - is recording live today at 1pm PT. Recording has concluded....
01:45 am GMT - Sat, January 28, 2012
Techcrunch Flurry: Amazons Kindle Fire Is Already Starting To Smoke Samsungs Galaxy Tab
Wuh oh, Samsung better watch your tail. While Apple might not be seeing any impact (be it positive or negative) on iPad sales from the launch of the Kindle Fire, Samsung's Galaxy Tab ought to be feel...
01:04 am GMT - Sat, January 28, 2012
Techcrunch Android Smartphone Round-Up: DecemberJanuary Edition
We took a break from the Android round-up in December because, well, to be honest I was on vacation. But January gave us a few extra smartphones and the holidays are over, so we're back. What we've go...
12:26 am GMT - Sat, January 28, 2012
Techcrunch Davos: BraveNewTalent Allows Job Seekers To Follow Their Future Employers
BraveNewTalent is a social recruitment platform operating in the UK and moving into the US. I caught up with CEO and founder Lucia Tarnowski at Davos. The startup is built around the idea that people ...
12:09 am GMT - Sat, January 28, 2012
Techcrunch Davos: Ushahidi Grows Its Global Crowd-sourcing Platform, Slams Twitter Censorship [TCTV]
At Davos I managed to catch Juliana Rotich, Co-Founder of Ushahidi, the incredible crowd sourcing platform which came out of Kenya. Starting with just a handful of countries in 2009, it's main product...
12:08 am GMT - Sat, January 28, 2012
Techcrunch WSJ: Facebook Filing For IPO As Early As Wednesday
The Wall Street Journal has just reported that Facebook may file for its long-awaited IPO as soon as this Wednesday, but notes that the "timing is still being discussed", according to an anonymous sou...
12:05 am GMT - Sat, January 28, 2012
Techcrunch #Humblebrag: Jack Dorsey, Reid Hoffman, Kevin Rose Coming To The Crunchies; Harris Wittels Hosting
After writing for NBC's Parks and Recreation for the past couple years (he's about to start a writing gig for HBO's Eastbound and Down), and authoring the sarcastic but brilliant and hilarious @Humble...
11:58 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 01.24.12 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang Dennis Crowley, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor visit with the ghosts of Foursquare Past, Present, and Future. @dens is semi-bicoastal these days, trying to stay ahead ...
11:41 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Payvment: Making eCommerce More Social (TCTV)
Earlier this week, Facebook announced changes to its Open Graph which have huge implications to the social ecommerce platform Payvment. The two year-old Palo Alto based start-up, which already manages...
11:27 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Playfish Product Leader John Earner Is Leaving Be An EIR At Accel
At this point in his career, it's safe to put John Earner in the "names as destiny" category. Following a hugely successful run with Playfish, he's leaving the social game developer today to start as ...
11:27 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Playfish Product Leader John Earner Is Leaving To Be An EIR At Accel
At this point in his career, it's safe to put John Earner in the "names as destiny" category. Following a hugely successful run with Playfish, he's leaving the social game developer today to start as ...
11:13 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch YC Alum Curebit Raises $1.2 Million For Online Referral System
Y Combinator alum Curebit, an online customer referral platform that leverages social media for "word-of-mouth" advertising, has just raised $1.2 million in funding. The investors include 500 Startups...
11:06 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Jon Rubinstein Leaves HP After Fulfilling Commitment
HP's had quite a 2011 and Jon Rubinstein, former Palm CEO and a top-level executive at HP after the giant acquired Palm in 2010, was along for the ride. But according to a report out of AllThingsD, Ru...
10:38 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Jeff Clavier On How Big VCs Can Hurt Seed Rounds
Jeff Clavierjust finished raising$55 millionfor his third SoftTech VCfundand after closing it out, stopped by TechCrunch to tape Founder Stories with host Chris Dixon. The two discuss signaling risk, ...
10:27 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Q. When Will Wisdio Add Authority Scores? A. Right Now.
Wisdio, a social QA site like Quora, has decided to up the social QA ante by adding something they're calling WAR - Wisdio Authority Ratings. These ratings allow folks to recieve answers from authorit...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch A Really Nice Flying Ornithopter Video For Your Friday Enjoyment
These things are pretty old but sometimes it's nice to see two dudes really happy about a piece of technology that really works. This ornithopter is made by the guys at FlappingFlight and comes in mul...
09:54 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Face.com Launches KLIK, A Real-Time, Facial Recognition Camera App For iPhone
Facial recognition company Face.com has just released a new mobile application that takes advantage of its technology to identify the faces of your friends in photos. Called "KLIK," the app is a real-...
09:34 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Mujjo Conductive Gloves Let You Slide To Unlock With Your Begloved Knuckle
We get a lot of PR pitches ("Write about our social media network for fish lovers! If you don't, we'll take our exclusive to TetraLover.blogspot.com," "We'll give you a private jet if you write good t...
09:29 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch LivingSocial Now At 5,000 Employees, Half The Size Of Groupon
A few days ago, at the DLD conference, Groupon CEO Andrew Mason revealed that his three-year-old daily deal company now has 10,000 employees, with about 70 percent overseas. What about LivingSocial, t...
09:22 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Drew Houston, A Rocket Man In The Making Should DropBox Not Work Out
Clearly controversy is swirling around web lockers and online storage companies in the wake of the Federal swoop on Megaupload, but if it all goes wrong rest assured that DropBox founder and CEO Drew ...
08:54 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Tripled Wi-Fi Connections In Q4; Mobile Data Uploads Up 550 Percent In 2011
On the heels of the news that AT&T delivered its best quarter ever in terms of smartphone sales, the communications company and carrier is releasing its quarterly data on the number of AT&T wi...
08:39 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Hotel Reputation Management Software Maker Olery Raises $1 Million
Olery, an Amsterdam-based startup that offers reputation management and media monitoring tools for the leisure industry, has raised 750,000 euros ($1 million) to boost its international expansion and ...
08:34 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Weekend & Tech Cocktail Compete To Recruit Startups For Startup America
Startup America'sMaster Challenge showdown is now underway. This fun, friendly competition pits influential tech groups against each other, to see which one can encourage more startups to join the Sta...
08:05 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Nintendo Considering Changing The Wii Us Name
The Wii U brand is a bit underwhelming. At best it builds upon a very successive product. But at worst the name suggests its simply an add-on rather than a completely revamped system. A new report jus...
07:58 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch RIMs New CEO Backtracks: There Is A Lot Of Change
On Monday of this week, RIM's new CEO made a statement that set off a bomb on the blogosphere, and I'm not sure he understood its repercussions at the time. "I don't think any drastic change is needed...
07:48 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Overtakes Samsung As Worlds Largest Smartphone Vendor
According to the latest report from Strategy Analytics, Apple has now overtaken Samsung to become the world's largest smartphone vendor by volume. Apple achieved 23.9% market share during Q4 2011, nar...
07:48 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Overtakes Samsung As Worlds Largest Smartphone Vendor In Q4
According to the latest report from Strategy Analytics, Apple has now overtaken Samsung to become the world's largest smartphone vendor by volume. Apple achieved 23.9% market share during Q4 2011, nar...
06:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch The HP TouchPad Rides Back Into Town On Woots Back
Somewhere, someone out there is curled in a corner, sobbing because they missed out on the last HP TouchPad sale. Ebay messed up, he says. It wasn't his fault. He clicked the button but Ebay's servers...
06:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Spent Nearly $2 Billion On 79 Acquisitions In 2011
Yesterday, Google filed its 10-K with the SEC, revealing the number of acquisitions and money spent on these purchases in the year. As of Q3, Google had spent over $1.4 billion on 55 acquisitions for ...
06:39 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch NEC Forecasts US$1.3 Billion Loss, Ready To Cut 10,000 Jobs Worldwide
Bad news from Japanese tech powerhouse NEC: the company yesterday announced [PDF] a net loss of US$1.13 billion in the three months through December 2011, compared with a net loss of "just" US$350 mil...
06:39 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch NEC Forecasts $1.3 Billion Loss, Ready To Cut 10,000 Jobs Worldwide
Bad news from Japanese tech powerhouse NEC: the company yesterday announced [PDF] a net loss of $1.13 billion in the three months through December 2011, compared with a net loss of "just" US$350 milli...
05:51 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Shoply Aims To Socialize Ecommerce, Raises Seed Funding From Top Notch Investors
Exclusive - On a mission to democratize e-commerce and help take the concept of social shopping from fad to reality, Shoply is making its formal debut today after a year of bootstrapping.The bootstrap...
05:16 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Disney, Q-pot Choco, Honey Bee: Japan Gets 3 Extra-Cute Android Phones
Android adoption is growing rapidly in Japan, with local handset manufacturers doing everything they can in order to meet the demands of customers in all segments of the population. One particularly a...
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch European Startup Accelerators Gradually Revealing Data But We Need Much More
With the rise of numerous accelerator programs in Europe one cannot help but wonder whether jumping through the application process hoops, sweating through the mentoring sessions and flirting with inv...
03:34 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Attn Student Entrepreneurs: Highland Capital Wants To Help Kickstart Your Business
VC firm Highland Capital Partners is sounding the horn for their fifth annual "[email protected]" entrepreneurship program. The 10-week program aims to provide young, talented entrepreneurs with the env...
03:12 pm GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Not A Bad Bundle Idea: The Sound Supply Offers 10 Digital Music Albums For $15
Forgive me if you've seen this on Boing Boing yesterday already, but I'm always looking for interesting startups in the digital music space, and I think The Sound Supply's idea is, well, sound.Basical...
11:47 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch What Apple Should Do With Its $100 Billion In Cash: Buy Hollywood
"Kill Hollywood," is the latest battle cry from Silicon Valley. If you are Paul Graham, that's not a bad way to motivate young would-be founders to create new startups.But what if you are Apple, tradi...
07:47 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Knewton Prepares To Take Education by Storm [TCTV]
Here at the World Economic Forum in Davos, among the banking, shipping, steel and transport magnates of the global economy, there are a number of technology entrepreneurs floating around. As they rub ...
07:00 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Pirate Parties Organizing Lawsuit Against FBI Over Megaupload Takedown
The Megaupload troubles make for interesting discussion because there is much to be said on both sides. Whether the illegal aspects of the network "outweigh" the legal aspects is a question that will ...
04:47 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Changes The Contours Of Censorship With Country-By-Country Blocking
Twitter has announced in a blog post a glorious new ability: "the ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country while keeping it available in the rest of the world." At last...
04:29 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Too Busy To Actually Call Your Mom? Hashtagmom Does It When You Check-In
Sure, your mom carried you for nine months. And yeah, she wiped your bum for years, put clothes on your back, and made sure you got a decent education so you could move to California and rock a hoodie...
04:19 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Bringing A Startup Together: FounderDating Launches Matching Site, Expands To NY, Boston, LA
Finding the right cofounder is often the hardest part of doing a startup, as most anyone with experience will tell you. As a personal example: the cofounder of my first company,Phil Kast, was an old h...
04:03 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Android Dominates Moolah Medias Mobile Ads
It looks like publishers and advertisers are warming to mobile ad startup Moolah Media. The company says that in 2011, it generated 7 million leads for its advertisers and 1.9 million of those leads ...
03:48 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Mobility Closes Out Q4 2011 With An $80 Million Net Loss
Motorola Mobility released their fourth quarter and year-end financials today, and now we can see why they made it a point earlier this month to downplay analyst expectations. The company's new figure...
02:45 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Dirty Money
The New York Times has published a long article on Foxconn which, while it doesn't provide much in the way of new information, does act as a sobering reminder of just how companies like Apple can make...
02:45 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Dirty Money
The New York Times has published a long article on Foxconn which, while it doesn't provide much in the way of new information, does act as a sobering reminder of just how companies like Apple can make...
02:19 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Today Apple, Google, 5 Others Battle “No Poach” Conspiracy Case
7 of the world's most powerful tech companies have been accused of forming an antitrust conspiracy to suppress the compensation of their employees by entering into "no poach" agreements. Today, a San ...
02:19 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Today Apple, Google, 5 Others Battle No Poach Conspiracy Case
7 of the world's most powerful tech companies have been accused of forming an antitrust conspiracy to suppress the compensation of their employees by entering into "no poach" agreements. Today, a San ...
02:19 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Update: Apple, Google, 5 Others To Be Denied Dismissal Of No Poach Conspiracy Case
7 of the world's most powerful tech companies have been accused of forming an antitrust conspiracy to suppress the compensation of their employees by entering into "no poach" agreements. Today, a San ...
02:19 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Apple, Google, 5 Others To Be Denied Dismissal Of No Poach Conspiracy Case
7 of the world's most powerful tech companies have been accused of forming an antitrust conspiracy to suppress the compensation of their employees by entering into "no poach" agreements. Today, a San ...
01:57 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch The New Techmeme Design: Plus Your World, Minus Underlined Links
In a world of personalized, distributed information sharing, Techmeme and its sister sites have successfully gone the opposite direction. They're machine-powered, human-controlled technology news aggr...
01:57 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch The New Techmeme Design: Plus Your World, Minus Underlined Links
In a world of personalized, distributed information sharing, Techmeme and its sister sites have successfully gone the opposite direction. They're machine-powered, human-controlled technology news aggr...
01:43 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Steam Takes First Steps Into Mobile With iOS And Android Apps
As a gamer with admittedly poor impulse control, the newly-released Steam app for iOS and Android has me very worried. On the one hand, it seems like an ideal way to to keep tabs on the popular gaming...
01:43 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Steam Takes First Steps Into Mobile With iOS And Android Apps
As a gamer with admittedly poor impulse control, the newly-released Steam app for iOS and Android has me very worried. On the one hand, it seems like an ideal way to to keep tabs on the popular gaming...
01:05 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Verbling Raises $1M To Link Up Language Learners Through Video Chat
Y Combinator-backed Verbling, a site that aims to connect language leaners with native speakers via live video chat, has raised $1 million from DFJ, Learn Capital, Start Fund, Inspovation Ventures, SV...
01:05 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch Verbling Raises $1M To Link Up Language Learners Through Video Chat
Y Combinator-backed Verbling, a site that aims to connect language leaners with native speakers via live video chat, has raised $1 million from DFJ, Learn Capital, Start Fund, Inspovation Ventures, SV...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV: In the Studio with Danny Trinh, Paths 21-Year Old Product Designer
"In the Studio" at TechCrunch TV kicks off today with a guest who deferred college, and eventually dropped out, and moved out west to pursue his dream of building products in San Francisco.Danny Trinh...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, January 27, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV: In the Studio with Danny Trinh, Path’s 21-Year Old Product Designer
"In the Studio" at TechCrunch TV kicks off today with a guest who deferred college, and eventually dropped out, and moved out west to pursue his dream of building products in San Francisco.Danny Trinh...
11:19 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Caleb Melby: The Zen of Steve Jobs (TCTV)
Walter Isaacson has unleashed a torrent of new books about Steve Jobs and Apple. But nobody has written anything quite like Caleb Melby's The Zen of Steve Jobs, a graphic novel that charts Jobs' relat...
11:19 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On… Caleb Melby: The Zen of Steve Jobs (TCTV)
Walter Isaacson has unleashed a torrent of new books about Steve Jobs and Apple. But nobody has written anything quite like Caleb Melby's The Zen of Steve Jobs, a graphic novel that charts Jobs' relat...
11:04 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Jeff Claviers SoftTech VC Raises $55 Million For Fund III
The micro-VCs are growing up. Case in point: Jeff Clavier, who started out as an angel investor backing Web 2.0 companies and then transitioned his portfolio into a more formal venture firm, SoftTech ...
11:04 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Jeff Clavier’s SoftTech VC Raises $55 Million For Fund III
The micro-VCs are growing up. Case in point: Jeff Clavier, who started out as an angel investor backing Web 2.0 companies and then transitioned his portfolio into a more formal venture firm, SoftTech ...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Brings Social Gaming To The Bingo Hall With Newest Facebook Title
There's been one trend we've been noticing over the past few years when it comes to Zynga's game development strategy. The social gaming giant likes to re-create classic games like Hangman or hidden p...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Brings Social Gaming To The Bingo Hall With Newest Title
There's been one trend we've been noticing over the past few years when it comes to Zynga's game development strategy. The social gaming giant likes to re-create classic games like Hangman or hidden p...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Brings Social Gaming To The Bingo Hall With Newest Title
There's been one trend we've been noticing over the past few years when it comes to Zynga's game development strategy. The social gaming giant likes to re-create classic games like Hangman or hidden p...
10:48 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Its About Time: HTC To Refocus Smartphone Efforts Around Hero Devices
HTC has gotten to be remarkably good at churning out phone after phone these days, but it's gotten to feel like each new release is too little too soon. Thankfully, the godfather of Android hardware h...
10:48 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch It’s About Time: HTC To Refocus Smartphone Efforts Around “Hero” Devices
HTC has gotten to be remarkably good at churning out phone after phone these days, but it's gotten to feel like each new release is too little too soon. Thankfully, the godfather of Android hardware h...
10:40 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Now Open To Teens 13 And Up
Google is opening up its social networking service Google+ to teens as of today, according to a post from Google's VP, Product Management, Bradley Horowitz. The move puts the network in closer co...
10:40 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Now Open To Teens 13 And Up
Google is opening up its social networking service Google+ to teens as of today, according to a post from Google's VP, Product Management, Bradley Horowitz. The move puts the network in closer co...
10:09 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) SoftTech VCs Clavier: An Investors Role Isnt To Give Orders
SoftTech VC's,Jeff Clavier has edged his way from a true Silicon Valley outsider (born and raised in France) to the ultimate insider. Since moving to the valley a decade ago, Clavier has launched thre...
10:09 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) SoftTech VC’s Clavier: An Investor’s Role Isn’t To Give Orders
SoftTech VC's,Jeff Clavier has edged his way from a true Silicon Valley outsider (born and raised in France) to the ultimate insider. Since moving to the valley a decade ago, Clavier has launched thre...
09:46 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Distimo: Being Featured In The Android Market Can Boost Apps Rank By 172% While Featured, 828% After
Earlier this morning, we looked at the findings from analytics providerDistimo's latest report, which examined what happens when mobile apps go on sale. (Spoiler: when priced correctly, revenue goes w...
09:46 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Distimo: Being Featured In The Android Market Can Boost Apps Rank By 172%
Earlier this morning, we looked at the findings from analytics providerDistimo's latest report, which examined what happens when mobile apps go on sale. (Spoiler: when priced correctly, revenue goes w...
09:46 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Distimo: Being Featured In The Android Market Can Boost Apps’ Rank By 172%
Earlier this morning, we looked at the findings from analytics providerDistimo's latest report, which examined what happens when mobile apps go on sale. (Spoiler: when priced correctly, revenue goes w...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Signature Launches To Bring A Personalized, Mobile Shopping Service To Brick And Mortar Retailers
As I wrote in December, brick and mortar retailers will need to personalize and make the in-store shopping experience unique to compete with online e-commerce sites. Today, Signature is launching to h...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Signature Launches To Bring A Personalized, Mobile Shopping Service To Brick And Mortar Retailers
As I wrote in December, brick and mortar retailers will need to personalize and make the in-store shopping experience unique to compete with online e-commerce sites. Today, Signature is launching to h...
09:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Tagged Begins Transformation Of Social Gaming Network hi5
Tagged first announced its acquisition of struggling social network hi5 in December. Now, the company says it's ready to talk about what's going to happen to the property.Basically, Tagged will contin...
09:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Tagged Begins Transformation Of Social Gaming Network hi5
Tagged first announced its acquisition of struggling social network hi5 in December. Now, the company says it's ready to talk about what's going to happen to the property.Basically, Tagged will contin...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Fanhattan Adds A Personalized News Feed To The Mix, Lets You Read While You Watch
We've been following the Fanhattan iPhone/iPad app from the very beginning, when it was exclusively available for the iPad and only had a handful of content partners. But the app has come along way in...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Fanhattan Adds A Personalized News Feed To The Mix, Lets You Read While You Watch
We've been following the Fanhattan iPhone/iPad app from the very beginning, when it was exclusively available for the iPad and only had a handful of content partners. But the app has come along way in...
08:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch What Happens When Apps Go On Sale?: Revenue Up 22% On iPhone, 29% On Android
In a new research report from Distimo, the app store analytics provider examined two different ways that allow mobile developers to get a bump in both their download numbers and revenue. One way, whic...
08:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch What Happens When Apps Go On Sale?: Revenue Up 22% On iPhone, 29% On Android
In a new research report from Distimo, the app store analytics provider examined two different ways that allow mobile developers to get a bump in both their download numbers and revenue. One way, whic...
08:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch NewsFlash For iOS Proves That An Anti-UX Can Be A Great UX
Our industry lauds cutting-edge UX. Look no further than the exceptional work of Path. One either swoons over it, or one is blind. But what if that sends a wrong signal? Don't get me wrong, I feel ver...
08:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch NewsFlash For iOS Proves That An Anti-UX Can Be A Great UX
Our industry lauds cutting-edge UX. Look no further than the exceptional work of Path. One either swoons over it, or one is blind. But what if that sends a wrong signal? Don't get me wrong, I feel ver...
08:50 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch House Party Is A Serious Business, Scores $5.3 Million
HouseParty.com, a site that helps people throw brand-sponsored home parties, has raised $5.3 million in Series C funding in a round led by New York-based Acadia Woods Partners....
08:50 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch House Party Is A Serious Business, Scores $5.3 Million
HouseParty.com, a site that helps people throw brand-sponsored home parties, has raised $5.3 million in Series C funding in a round led by New York-based Acadia Woods Partners....
08:25 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Mint Competitor And Personal Finance Platform HelloWallet Raises $12M From Morningstar
HelloWallet, a personal finance software, has raised $12 million in Series B funding from Morningstar and TD Fund. The startup previously raised $9 million in Series A funding, from Grotech Ventures a...
08:25 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Mint Competitor And Personal Finance Platform HelloWallet Raises $12M From Morningstar
HelloWallet, a personal finance software, has raised $12 million in Series B funding from Morningstar and TD Fund. The startup previously raised $9 million in Series A funding, from Grotech Ventures a...
08:22 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch BookPlace DB50: Toshiba Introduces Android-Based Color E-Book Reader
Following Fujitsu, another Japanese electronics maker is ready to sell color e-book readers: Toshiba announced [JP] the so-called BookPlace DB50 today, a 7-Inch device that comes with direct access to...
08:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch SittingAround Launches Service To Help Parents Find & Schedule Trusted Sitters
SittingAround, a new service that allows parents to quickly and more easily find and schedule a babysitter, is launching today. The business is the creation of CEO Erica Zidel, a former management con...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch ShoeBox App Now Integrates With Facebook Timeline, Lets You Add Photos To Years Past
ShoeBox, the mobile app that lets you scan old photos and post them online, is today announcing Facebook Timeline integration. Using the newly released version of the ShoeBox iOS application, users wi...
07:43 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Sprints Epic 4G Touch Gets Stripped Of Carrier IQ
Sprint has been spending the past few weeks quietly pumping out software updates that remove Carrier IQ from affected devices, and now it looks like Sprint's flagship Android device (for now) will be ...
07:27 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch It Only Makes Sense That Samsung Would Delay The Galaxy S III Launch
Every once in a while something comes along that's worth a wait, and I think the Samsung Galaxy S III will be one of those things. We've all been expecting Samsung's next flagship to show its face at ...
07:08 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Nintendo Reports US$630 Million Net Loss Between April And December 2011, Announces Wii U For 2012
3DS sales have picked up lately, but Nintendo's financial numbers are still weak. Big N today released [PDF] another set of disappointing results for the first nine months of its fiscal year (April to...
07:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Google, Look Out Behind You!
Google has been fighting the threat of Facebook for some time. It is now fighting for its life on two fronts! Facebook and now Apple loom large as it attempts to chart the future.Google missed the str...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Drchrono Raises $2.8M From Yuri Milner And Others To Help Bring Medical Records To The iPad
Drchrono, a startup that simplifies the professional lives of doctors by bringing electronic health records and much more to the iPad, has raised $2.8 million in funding led by Yuri Milner, with Googl...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Airbnb: 5 Million Nights Booked, Opening 6 New International Offices In Q1 2012
Airbnb is growing like a weed. The young company is today releasing a ton of statistics about its business to showcase its growth, accompanied (of course) by a fancy infographic....
06:07 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Intel To Spend $120M On Patents, Video Codec Software From RealNetworks
Intel is to buy "a significant number" of patents (approximately 190 patents and 170 patent applications) and video codec software from RealNetworks for a purchase price of $120 million. Under the ter...
05:54 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Sold Well Over 1 Million Lumia Phones To Date, Posts 1 Billion Q4 Loss
Nokia earnings are out, and the contrast with Apple's blow-out quarter results is astonishing. The Finnish phone maker, still the largest in the world by volume, reported a Q4 net loss of 1.07 billion...
05:44 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Set Sales Records For Both iPhone And Android Devices In Q4 2011
AT&T this morning released its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2011. Consolidated revenues clocked in at $32.5 billion, up 3.6 percent compared to the year-earlier quarter. Net income for Q4 20...
04:32 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Android Reaches 39% Tablet OS Market Share (Standing On Amazons Shoulders)
Apple's iPad reigns supreme from whatever angle you choose to look at the tablet market (profits, apps, quality, market share, mindshare, you name it), but research firm Strategy Analytics this mornin...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch 955 Dreams Raises $3.25 Million Seed Round, Launches Band Of The Day On iPad
955 Dreams, the startup behind Apple's iPhone App of the Year Runner Up "Band of the Day," is today releasing the new tablet-optimized version of the app for the iPad. In addition, the company announc...
03:58 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Exclusive: Paulo Coelho At Davos On SOPA, Piracy And Life As An Artist
Paulo Coelho, the world famous author of The Pilgrimage, The Alchemist and many other works which have in many ways become an inspiration for entrepreneurs, gave an exclusive and rare interview to Te...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Curated Design Shopping Club MONOQI Launches, Raises Funding (Invites)
Exclusive - Yes, even more Berlin startups with news to share. MONOQI is today launching an exclusive online shopping platform where select designers can present their wares and buyers can purchase th...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Cassette
Here are some recent posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: Kickstarter: Cassette, A Documentary About, You Guessed It, Cassettes A Foothold For HealthTech: Ultra-Cheap Pacemakers Show Your Love With These New ...
12:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Kaiser Permanente Takes Millions Of Medical Records Mobile With New Android App
Founded in 1945, California-based Kaiser Permanente is one of the largest not-for-profit managed care consortiums and health plan providers in the country, with 9 million members, nearly 170K employee...
08:24 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Can Kids Love Chores? 500 Startups Alum HighScore House Says Yes
If you're a parent, it can be a challenge to convince kids to do their chores. (Or so I'm told.) It's even harder to make them genuinely excited. But a startup called HighScore House says it has found...
08:12 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch The Day Apple Left The Tech Worlds Collective Mouth Agape
$46.33 billion in revenue. It's a number the biggest and best tech companies in the world can only dream to hit in a year. Apple hit it in one quarter. $13.06 billion in profit. It's a number no tech ...
07:46 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Plink Pays You Facebook Credits To Eat Out
Buy a hamburger and get rewarded with Facebook Credits to spend on a virtual cow. That's the mouth-watering promise of startup Plink, which is launching a virtual currency loyalty rewards system for r...
07:46 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Virtual Currency Rewards: Plink Pays You Facebook Credits To Eat Out
Buy a hamburger and get rewarded with Facebook Credits to spend on a virtual cow. That's the mouth-watering promise of startup Plink, which is launching a virtual currency loyalty rewards system for r...
06:56 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Stumbles Is Anonymous Responsible? (Oops: No.)
Is Facebook the next target for activist hacker group Anonymous? Depends on who you ask.The group went on the warpath last week following the takedown of file-sharing site Megaupload, with attacks tha...
06:55 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Reed Hastings: We Expect DVD Subscribers To Decline Every Quarter Forever
After some fairly sizable blunders last summer, Netflix suffered for the remainder of 2011, losing money and subscribers. Perhaps surprising many, Netflix bounced back today in its fourth quarter earn...
05:45 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch A Foothold For HealthTech: Ultra-Cheap Pacemakers
I read with great interest Vinod Khosla's column two weeks ago that discussed the role of tech in healthcare. But as much as tech has to offer the healthcare institution, its effects are perhaps more ...
05:43 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Zyngas Stock Rating Gets A Boost, And So Does Its Traffic
Wall Street has had trouble knowing what to make of Zynga, considering it's the first Facebook-oriented virtual goods business to be publicly traded. The stock has been seesawing below its $10 initial...
05:31 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch TheFunded Calls Ben Horowitz The Most Disruptive VC
TheFunded, the site where entrepreneurs can anonymously review venture capitalists, sometimes a reputation for being anti-VC (especially in its early days), but it's not above showing investors a litt...
05:05 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Skyfire Raises $8 Million In A Round Funded By Verizon And Others
After raising just shy of $23 million over the past 5 years, Skyfire today announced that they've raised their second biggest round of funding to date. Coming in at $8 million dollars, this Series C r...
04:24 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch EUs Proposed Data Laws Can Only Produce One Thing: Outsourcing User Data
In 2011, Sony had several major security breaches: Sony Online Entertainment, Sony Pictures, and Playstation Network all were attacked and private data was successfully stolen. Their handling of the a...
03:50 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Streaming Margins Are 11 Percent, DVD Margins Are 52 Percent
If you look closely at Netflix's fourth quarter earnings, it will become clear why the company wanted to split its DVD and streaming businesses. This is the first quarter that the company is splitting...
03:25 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Someone Finally Makes Shit Silicon Valley Says
After an onslaught of "Shit [blank] Says" videos in my Facebook Newsfeed, I appealed to Twitter yesterday, surprised that the industry that invented YouTube hadn't weighed in on the phenomenon.Little ...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Biz Stone, 500 Startups And Others Put $1M In CRM For Web Businesses Intercom
CRM and 500 Startups incubated company Intercom has raised a seed round of $1 million from angel investors including twitter co-founder Biz Stone, Huddle founder Andy McLoughlin, Dan Martell, 500 Star...
02:53 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Q4 Earnings Beat The Street, But Next Quarter May Be A Different Story
Saying 2011 was a rocky road for Netflix would be an understatement, as it split its DVD and streaming offerings into two businesses, then reneged. They also hiked their prices, only to experience a v...
02:31 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Show Your Love With These New iPadKindle Fire Cases From DODOcase
Just in time for Valentine's Day, DODOcase released new special edition iPad and Kindle Fire cases. They cost slightly more than the standard version with the Kindle Fire models costing $69 and then $...
02:09 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch HP Announces Open webOS 1.0, Outlines Release Schedule
It seems like ages ago that HP announced that webOS would continue to live on as an open source project, probably because they've been awfully quiet on the subject since the big reveal in December. We...
02:03 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Announces 1.5 Billion S40 Phones Sold
Does the term S40 mean anything to you? It's a mobile operating system built by Nokia for its feature phones back in 1999, and first appeared on the 7110. Well, apparently a lady over in So Paulo, Bra...
01:38 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Game Your Video Aims To Make Mobile Video Editing As Simple As Possible
Modern day video editors can be daunting. While it's better than the literal cut-and-paste practices of yesteryear, opening a new video editor can feel like stepping into the cockpit of a spaceship. U...
01:30 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Guidewire Hits The Public Market Running; Shares Jump 30% In Early Trading
While there were some big IPOs in 2011, Zynga and Groupon among them, overall it was a disappointing year for IPOs. Will 2012 be any different? As the first tech IPO of the new year, Guidewire Softwar...
01:22 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Bunchball Says Games Turn Twentysomethings Into Better Workers
Bunchball has been touting the benefits of its gamification tools for years, and many of its recent efforts are focused on enterprise customers. Now the company has published a white paper arguing tha...
01:11 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch 1000s Of Journalists Now Use Facebook Subscribe, And Thats Bad For Twitter
4 months after it launched its Twitter-styleasymmetrical Subscribe feature, Facebook and itsJournalist Program ManagerVadim Lavrusik's efforts to weaken Twitter's stranglehold on breaking news are pay...
01:06 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter: Cassette, A Documentary About, You Guessed It, Cassettes
Those of our readers old enough to remember the 90s will almost certainly recall cassette tapes fondly. The clacky little tapes and their creaky cases have more or less disappeared from the world, and...
12:37 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch President Clintons Former Chief Of Staff Says: Yes We Scan (TCTV)
While the topic didn't make its way into President Obama's Sate of the Union speech last night, Mr. Obama's former transition team co-chair, John Podesta,thinks creating a "Digital Library of Congress...
12:17 am GMT - Thu, January 26, 2012
Techcrunch BeachMint Raises Another Big Round: $35 Million For Celebrity-Backed Shopping Experiences
BeachMint an ecommerce startup that lets customers subscribe to receive products hand-picked by celebrities each month has quickly become one of the hottest companies in Los Angeles.Today the company...
11:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Overtakes Exxon As Most Valuable Traded Company In The World Again
It happened once before, in August, but that was due to a stock market collapse that left both Exxon and Apple well below their usual share price. This time, however, it would seem that Apple's Q1 ear...
10:47 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Top European Blogging Platform OverBlog Acquires Timeline Creator Timekiwi
Normally, Palo Alto companies buy European ones, but sometimes there are exceptions. Case in point: todayOverBlog, a leading blog platform in Europe with over 32 million uniques according to comScore,...
10:27 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch $99 Nokia Lumia 900 To Hit AT&T On March 18?
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop was all to eager to show off the Lumia 900 at this year's CES, but he unforunately kept to himself when it came to its price or release date. Now, thanks to a timely leak, it lo...
10:18 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch LG Nitro HD Surpasses 1 Million Units Sold
comScore recently ranked LG second in the world in terms of mobile OEM market share, and it would seem the good news keeps on coming for the smiley-face company. The Nitro HD, or Optimus LTE if you're...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Online Investing Platform Kapitall Now Lets You Trade Stocks
Kapitall, a web app that investors can use to research and analyze stocks, mutual funds and exchange traded funds, is debuting the ability to trade stocks via its platform today.Kapitall's interface i...
09:22 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Google: Hundreds Of Schools In 41 States Use Chromebooks
During this morning's keynote at the annualFlorida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) conference in Orlando, Florida, Google's Product Manager for Chromebooks, Rajen Sheth, shared an update on C...
09:12 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint Plans To Kill The BlackBerry PlayBook Again
For the second time over the course of a year, it would seem as though Sprint's ready to kill the BlackBerry PlayBook. A new version of the PlayBook OS is set to debut in February, but according to an...
08:42 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Popular Barcode Scanning App ShopSavvy Launches Mobile Marketplace
ShopSavvy, which you probably know as the barcode-scanning, price comparison app, is launching a major new feature today: SavvyListings, a mobile marketplace. With the addition, the company is hoping ...
08:38 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Now You Can Control Your Galaxy Nexus By Groping A Wall
The Galaxy Nexus's 4.65-inch display may make it a handful for some, but a nifty new project from a developer known as DDRBoxman allows users to interact with their Galaxy Nexus on an even grander sca...
08:34 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Accel And SV Angel Back Endorse With $4.25 Million To Close The Loop Between Shoppers And Brands
Brands and businesses can track their reputations online and connect with consumers through social media. But what about in the real world? One of the biggest prizes in Startupland will go to whoever ...
08:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch JNSQ, An Independent Style Mag For iPad, Makes Its Public Debut
JNSQ, the first independent style magazine for the iPad, is making its public debut today. The app, created by former Beauty.com marketing manager Melissa Middleton and angel investor and stealth star...
08:06 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Employee Leaks New Info On Future Galaxy Tabs
I just love it when leaks come straight from the horse's mouth. A leaky horse mouth, if you will. Electronista is reporting that a Samsung product marketing manager by the name of Ryan Bidan has let s...
07:53 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Fab Hits 2 Million Members, Plots International Expansion, Opens For All
Fab.com founder and CEO Jason Goldberg just made a significant announcement on his blog about some new and upcoming changes at the ridiculously fast-growing startup.The design shopping site now boasts...
07:40 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Social Brand Marketing Booms In 2011, Buddy Media Ups Revenue 2.5X
With 300 new big brand customers and 2.5X revenue, 2011 was a landmark year for social media marketing software developer Buddy Media. It attracted premier clients such as Citibank, IBM, and the NFL w...
07:24 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Mark Shuttleworth Unveils New Head-Up Display for Ubuntu 12.04
Every time I write about Ubuntu and its (not-so) new Unity interface, I see lots and lots of comments decrying it as useless, an abomination, the worst thing to ever happen to computers, etc. Personal...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch TIBCO Updates Social Enterprise App Tibbr With Geo-Location Features
Enterprise software company TIBCO is debuting a new version of its Yammer-clone Tibbr today. The newest version of the company's social communications app includes geo-location capabilities called Tib...
06:32 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Funded Embark Is Now Plotting Two Million Transit Trips A Month
As a former resident of Los Angeles, New York's public transportation system feels magical at times. Trains underground trains that go places you actually want to go. It's a wonderful system. And I ...
06:29 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Web Services Debuts Storage Gateway To Securely Upload Enterprise Data To The Cloud
After launching distributed database DynamoDB last week, Amazon Web Services is debuting another productAWS Storage Gateway, which is a service that provides enterprises with a new option to securely ...
06:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Big VCs Invest In Big Data Startup Continuuity
Venture capital firm Battery Ventures this morning announced that it has made an investment in Continuuity, a stealth 'big data' startup founded by Battery entrepreneur-in-residence Todd Papaioannou (...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Android May Have Consumer Market Share, But iOS Is Tops In Enterprise
According to a new report from managed enterprise mobility provider Good Technology, iOS devices (iPhones and iPads) hold the top three spots in the list of the top 10 enterprise activations by device...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Video: Dunder Mifflins Office Remade As A Counter Strike Source Map
Long before the advent of such games as Minecraft, virtual worlds were coded primarily as first person shooter maps. You could play Half-Life deathmatch in a super-sized kitchen, Counter Strike on a W...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Jammit Lets Budding Rock Stars Play Along With, Isolate, And Record Over The Masters
While magical mobile devices are able to simulate instruments in wild and mind-blowing ways, thankfully most people stick to the actual instruments themselves when learning to play. Arguably, a better...
04:55 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch 33Across Acquires Tynt To Become Social Data Powerhouse
Social ad targeting company 33Across just announced that it has acquired Tynt.What's Tynt? Well, if you've ever tried to copy-and-paste a quote from an article and discovered that there was suddenly s...
02:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Japans NICT Creates Quantum Dots To Boost Optic Fiber Bandwidth By 7-10 Times, Shoot High-Res Pictures Of Molecules (Video)
A team of researchers at the Photonic Network Research Institute of Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) have developed a new light source technology that mig...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch GuideHop and iStopOver Team Up To Fuse Local Activity And Rental Discovery (P2P Style)
SXSW 2012 is sneaking up on us; believe it or not, it's just around the corner. As you may know, Austin's music/film/tech conference attracts big names, tons of press, and notable companies each year ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Apples & Eggs
Here are some recent posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: Tim Cook: Apple TV IS Still A Hobby, But I Couldnt Live Without It App-maker Moonbot Gets An Oscar Nomination Full Circle: Boxee Brings OTA HDTV And B...
11:54 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Announcing A New TechCrunch TV Show: In the Studio
I've been contributing to TechCrunch for a while now, and, it's been a blast and a privilege. As 2011 ended, I reached out Erick and Jon Orlin (who runs TechCrunch TV) and shared some ideas I had for ...
10:18 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Evernote Bought Four Companies Last Year And (Almost) Nobody Knew About It
It may seem strange to think of productivity app Evernoteas a platform, but with 20 million users and 9,000 apps built on the client, the three and a half-year old startup is a veritable apps ecosyste...
09:46 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Tiny Tower Developers Call Out Zynga For Their Look-alike Game
The guys from NimbleBit (developers of Tiny Tower, the game handpicked by Apple as iOS Game Of The Year) are on a bit of a tweeting spree tonight. In the past two hours or so, they've shined a light a...
09:46 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Tiny Tower Developers Call Out Zynga For Copying Their Game (After They Refused To Be Acquired)
The guys from NimbleBit (developers of Tiny Tower, the game handpicked by Apple as iOS Game Of The Year) are on a bit of a tweeting spree tonight, blasting out two big ol' gems of knowledge in as many...
07:49 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Obama: America Should Support The Next Steve Jobs
In his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama laid out a blueprint for economic recovery, with numerous references to the technology sector. "An economy built to last is one where we enco...
07:29 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Kim Dotcom Denied Bail In New Zealand Court
The Megaupload saga continues. Kim Dotcom, Megaupload's mega founder, was just denied bail by a New Zealand court citing he's a flight risk. He will remain in New Zealand's custody until February 22, ...
07:12 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Google Stockpiles Data Ammo Through Privacy Merge, Guns To Win Relevancy War
Data is ammunition in the war for information relevancy.And Larry Page, the prototypical war-time CEO, has just told everyone to empty their ammo packs so Google can build one big bomb with the words ...
06:56 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Watch And Share The State Of The Union, Thanks to SnappyTV
If you're watching President Obama's State of the Union tonight, SnappyTV has a cool way for you to share your favorite clips with your friends and we're including it in this post.We've already writt...
06:27 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch App-maker Moonbot Gets An Oscar Nomination
There's been a lot of talk about the divide between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, but at least one upstart animation studio seems to have one foot comfortably in both worlds Moonbot Studios, which wa...
06:00 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch You Call That Evil?
There's a nice little insider quarrel going on over Google's just-announced privacy policy changes. A number of sites and commentators have let their fingers jump up mechanically in accusatory fashion...
05:49 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Massive Numbers And Some Context
Simply looking over the numbers, it might be hard to wrap your head around what Apple just announced for their Q1 2011 results. A company this big is not supposed to be able to nearly double revenue y...
05:44 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Now Has $97.6 Billion In Cash. Let The Share Buybacks Begin!
Apple ended last quarter and the year with almost $100 billion in cash ($97.6 billion, to be exactmuch of that is held overseas for tax purposes). What should Apple do with all of that money? They co...
05:38 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Babelverse To Offer Live Voice Translations For State Of The Union In Up To 7K Languages
Tonight, President Obama will give his 2012 State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. The annual address, which will take place Tuesday night at 9pm EST/6pm PST (watch it online a...
04:35 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Talks Retail: 110 Million People Visited Apple Stores In Q1
I'm not a huge fan of schlepping around needlessly when I can do most of my shopping from the comfort of my chair, but Apple fans don't seem to have much trouble going to their local Apple store when ...
04:32 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Rising Telecommuter Numbers Worldwide Form A Notable Trend
A new poll of over 11,000 workers worldwide by Ipsos and Reuters shows that telecommuting is an increasingly popular choice, especially in non-Western countries. This will come as no surprise to many,...
03:59 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Tim Cook: There Will Come A Day When The Tablet Market Is Larger Than The PC Market
One of the big questions hanging over Apple this quarter was whether or not iPad sales would continue its rapid growth. Last quarter Amazon introduced the Kindle Fire at $200 (well below the iPAd's en...
03:45 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Tim Cook: Apple TV IS Still A Hobby, But I Couldnt Live Without It
Apple TV is still a hobby. The word comes from Apple's Chief, Tim Cook who nether-the-less championed the company's current offering. He stated that Apple sold more than 2.8 million Apple TV units las...
03:21 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple: iCloud Now Has 85 Million Users
Apple launched its iCloud service a little over three months ago. Well, since then, over 85 million users are syncing their devices through their personal cloud. This comes from Peter Oppenheimer, App...
03:17 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch After Blow-Out Earnings, Apple Stock Up $30 In After-Hours Trading
Apple blew away expectations in its December quarter, which it just announced this afternoon after markets closed. After trading down 1.6 percent ($7) during the day, shares are up more than 7.8 perce...
03:10 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch At Least Yahoos User Engagement Numbers Are Sort Of Up
Yahoo's fourth quarter results are as underwhelming as most people expected: earnings at $0.24 a shares from $1.17 billion in revenue. The brightest spot, beyond new chief executive Scott Thompson now...
02:57 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Google Consolidates Privacy Policy; Will Combine User Data Across Services
Google has more than 70 different privacy documents over its range of products, which overwhelming for any user to comb through (and that's after Google pared down its policies in 2010). Today, the se...
02:36 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Q1 2012: $46.3B In Revenue, 37M iPhones And 15.4M iPads Sold
We're still a few minutes out from Apple's Q1 2012 earnings call but as is par for the course, the raw numbers have made their way out a bit early. And they.. are... insane....
02:22 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Earnings Meet Expectations, More-or-Less
Yahoo just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2011, with results that were basically in line with the expectations of Wall Street analysts.The company earned 24 cents per share, wh...
01:40 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch The Rise of Nimble Medicine
Editors note:This guest post was written byDave Chase, the CEO ofAvado.com, a patient portal & relationship management company that was aTechCrunch Disrupt finalist. Previously he was a management...
01:38 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Paramount Begins Selling UltraViolet Movies Directly
Just over a week ago I spoke with the head of DECE and UltraViolet about the service, its origins, and where it's going. The conclusion seemed to be that there was great potential in the service as a ...
01:11 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Timehop, A Time Machine For Your Social Media Updates, Gets $1.1M From Foursquare Founders And Others
Timehop, a startup that humbly began as 4SquareAnd7YearsAgo, has just bagged a $1.1 million round of seed funding led by OATV and followed on by Techstars with additional participation from Spark Capi...
01:09 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Roadmap Leaked, Points To BlackBerry 10 Launch In September
It's only been one full day since former COO Thorsten Heins has taken the top spot at RIM, and we may already be privy to the company's game plan for the next 15 months. According to reports from BGR'...
01:05 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch I Didnt Think Samsung Could Top Its Anti-Apple Ads Until I Saw These
Next weekend is like the Super Bowl of commercials. Well, actually, next weekend is the Pro Bowl, which is also much like a Super Bowl... for companies... with regards to their commercials. Maybe I sh...
12:20 am GMT - Wed, January 25, 2012
Techcrunch Worvey Err, Warby Parker Takes A Look Back At Its 2011
Warby Parker the New York-based startup that sells prescription, designer glasses for a relatively modest $95 a pop has just released its annual year in review, outlining some key stats and factoids ...
11:07 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Brad Noble: Why Googles Search Plus Your World Is Creepy (TCTV)
Google's "Search Plus Your World" (SPYW) continues to jeopardize the company's world. It's a moral minus, Alexia says. Others have gone further - saying that SPYW fundamentally compromises Google as a...
10:50 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Online Ordering Provider OLO Hits 1M Customers, Prepares To Launch GrubHub Integration
OLO, a web and mobile online ordering service for restaurants, is celebrating a lot of things: bigger office space in New York's South St. Seaport district, hitting the 1 million customer milestone, a...
10:08 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Between Nothing And A Blog: Check Out CheckThis, A Cool New Micro-Publishing Tool
I don't often get a chance to write about a startup from my home country (Belgium) that I'm super excited about, so consider me a happy camper. Meet CheckThis.com, a new micro-publishing service that ...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Subscription Billings Startup Recurly Raises $6 Million
Recurly, a startup that makes it easy for other companies to manage their subscription billing, has raised $6 million in a Series A financing round led by BV Capital, and including Polaris Venture Par...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Lookouts New App Visualizes Mobile Security Threats As They Are Detected Around The World
Lookout, a company that offers security services for a number of smartphone platforms, is debuting a new Android app that lets you see mobile threats as they are detected around the world. Launched fr...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch New Trademarkia Feature Exposes Biggest Trademark Bullies; Apple, Zynga Among Top Five
For a long time, it was easy to search for patents on the Web, but trademarks? Not so much. Thanks to startups like TechCrunch 50 grad Trademarkia, anyone can now do a simple keyword search and pick t...
09:27 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Will This Be Apples First $40 Billion Quarter?
Everyone is expecting a record quarter from Apple, which reports earnings today. "We expect a big quarter from Apple," writes analyst Colin Gillis of BGC in a research note, "and we expect most invest...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch $299 Droid RAZR MAXX To Hit Verizon Shelves On January 26
Looks like that flubbed product page turned out to be right after all -- Verizon Wireless has just announced that the ever-so-slightly-tweaked Droid RAZR MAXX will indeed be hitting store shelves on J...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Producteev Drops Slew Of New Apps; Now Lets You Crowdsource Your Tasks On TaskRabbit
Today, Producteev is unveiling a slew of new apps, including a significantly upgraded web app, iPhone and Android mobile apps, and new Windows 7 and Mac desktop apps. The startup is reaching for the (...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile App Highlight Gives You A 6th Sense About Whos Nearby
Checkins are not the future. They interrupt the moment and quickly become outdated. Highlight, a mobile app launching today, offers a better gateway to serendipitous meetups.All you do is download Hig...
08:18 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Timeline Now Pushed To Everyone, Users Get A Week To Clean Up Profiles
You can run, but you can't hide. Facebook's biggest user interface overhaul since the Wall, the Facebook Timeline, is rolling out worldwide starting today. According to the company, over the next few ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Location-Based Shopping App Shopkick Now 3 Million Users Strong; 1B Deals Viewed
Shopkick, an innovative geo-coupon system that is backed by Kleiner Perkins, Greylock, SV Angel and others, is debuting a number of momentum numbers today. The startup's service now has 3 million acti...
07:57 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Onavos Data-Compressing Mobile App Raises $10 Million Series B From Horizons, Motorola Ventures
Onavo, makers of the money-saving, data-compressing app mobile app, just raised $10 million in Series B funding. Horizons Ventures,the private investment arm of Li Ka-shing, led the investment along w...
07:44 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Was Megaupload Targeted Because Of Its Upcoming MegaBox Digital Jukebox Service?
Last Thursday the US Justice Department came down hard on Megaupload and its mega founder, Kim Dotcom. In the days since, there has been a shake-up of sorts in the digital storage realm. Several small...
07:39 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch New iOS Hack Lets You Natively Tweet By Talking To Siri
There's no shortage of novel things you can strongarm Siri into doing for you these days, but sometimes it's the little things that get me excited. While not as innately flashy as being able to start ...
07:08 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Vimeo Gets Its First Facelift Since 2007
Popular video site Vimeo is now starting to roll out a big redesign of its website.If you're a casual user of the site like me, you might not notice some of the changes to the site, and indeed probab...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon Posts A Net Loss Of $2.02B In Q4 2011
Ever since the AT&T/T-Mobile saga came to a grinding halt, you'd think that Verizon would be enjoying its reign in peace. But it would seem that the company has posted a net loss of $2.02 billion ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Full Circle: Boxee Brings OTA HDTV And Basic Cable To The Boxee Box
Boxee just reinvented the box. The Boxee Box is no longer just a media streamer, thanks to the just-released Boxee Live TV. The little USB ATSC tuner integrates OTA HDTV and basic cable seamlessly int...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch ScholarPro Intelligently Matches Students With Educational Scholarships
Chicago-based ScholarPro is launching today as an intelligent matching system for students and educational scholarships. Designed to ease the search and application process, ScholarPro's adaptive matc...
06:36 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch CouchSurfing Gets More Cash As Point Nine Capital Becomes Its First European Investor
Exclusive - Berlin-based early-stage venture capital firm Point Nine Capital has become the first European investor in CouchSurfing, a site that helps travelers connect with locals worldwide to share ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch 500 Startups Grad OneSchool Raises $750K For College Student-Focused App
OneSchool, a free mobile app for college students which provides easy access to maps, course schedules, directories, bus routes, news, student groups and more, is announcing its official launch today ...
05:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Xobni Brings Contact Manager Smartr To The iPhone
As we reported last September, Xobni rebranded its email contact manager Smartr and launched Android and Gmail apps out of private beta. Today, Xobni is debuting the iPhone version of Smartr.The Smart...
05:29 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Online Job Marketplace Elance Raises $16M From Kleiner Perkins, NEA And The Stripes Group
Online job marketplaceElance has raised $16 million in new capital led by the Stripes Group with existing investors, New Enterprise Associates and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers participating. ...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Fitness Tracker Fitbit Raises $12M To Market New Wi-Fi Enabled Smart Scale, Aria
Fitness technology startup and TechCrunch 50 finalist Fitbit has raised $12 Million in Series C funding from existing investors Foundry Group, True Ventures, SoftTech VC and Felicis Ventures.The compa...
02:03 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch The Nikkei: Sony Interested In Buying A 20%-30% Stake In Olympus
More news on the Sony-Olympus alliance that's supposed to be announced soon: Japan's biggest business daily The Nikkei is reporting today that big S is interested in purchasing a stake as large as "20...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: All Pass
Here are some of yesterday’s posts from TechCrunch Gadgets: Kickstarter: eye3, An Affordable Aerial Photography Drone Federal Judge Rules You May Be Forced To Provide Decryption Password Sony Cl...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Sonos Urges Users To Install A Security Update To Protect Their Private Data
Sonos this morning sent out an email to users advising them to immediately update their wireless music system software with a security "enhancement" in order to plug a hole that "in rare cases" could ...
12:31 pm GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Chart: Android Is Catching Up To iOS In Mobile Video Views
A year ago in January, 2011, Apple dominated mobile video views, with iOS devices accounting for 87 percent of all mobile views, according to data from video encoding and short-url serviceVid.ly. Andr...
11:49 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg Spray Paints Graffiti On Real Facebook Wall (Video)
Mark Zuckerberg added his touch to a graffiti wall at Facebook's new headquarters. In the video above, graffiti artist David Choe, who was commissioned to paint the wall, incorporates a stick figure p...
10:15 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch MusicShake Brings Its Music Creation Tool For Novices To The Classroom
At some point, you may have found yourself bored out of your mind by your current music selection, and resisting the urge to try one of the eleventy million music discovery services out there, you thi...
10:01 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch tumblecloud Unveils A Collaborative Take On Slideshows
An startup called tumblecloud is launching the public beta test today for its easy way to create high-quality slideshows.Founder and CEO Brian Andreas (an artist who also runs the boutique publishing ...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch PowerVoice Launches New Social Media Marketing Platform, Pays Users To Post Ads On Twitter, Facebook
PowerVoice, a new social media marketing company founded by former federal consultant at IBM Ryan Landau and ex-Googler (and brother) Andrew Landau, is launching today. The service compensates users f...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Home Furnishings And Design Site LuxeYard Adds Concierge Buying To Flash Sales Model
LuxeYard, a luxury home furnishings and decor site, is launching its e-commerce platform today, but adding a twist to the flash sales model.Similar to sites line One Kings Lane and Gilt, LuxeYard offe...
08:02 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch CEO Invests Another $500K In CrowdOptics New Social Medium
Jon Fisher, co-founder and CEO of startup CrowdOptic, just told me that he has invested another $500,000 so the company can build out what it's calling a "new social medium."The idea is to create auto...
07:42 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Federal Judge Rules You May Be Forced To Provide Decryption Password
In July, we wrote about an ongoing case wherein a woman accused of fraud was being asked by the prosecution to provide the password to access her computer's data, which otherwise would remain encrypte...
07:05 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch SigFig: CES Gets Public Investors Excited About Companies, But Stock Prices Dont Go Up
The Consumer Electronics Show, the turgid January gadget fest in Las Vegas, has been widely seen in the industry as a great place to show off your wares if you're not Apple. But is that true? SigFig, ...
06:52 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft To Ditch Microsoft Points? Oh, Please Let It Be True.
Microsoft Points are dead! Or, they're dying. At least according to InsideMobileApps. Dead, dying, being taken to a farm, whatever but man do I hope it's true....
06:27 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Early Facebook App Causes Is Being Reborn As A Polished Web Site For Good
Causes launched with the Facebook Platform back in 2007 as a way to help friends more easily campaign for the social causes of their choice. The app benefited from getting in early on the platform, be...
06:14 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch With Self-Serve Ads On The Way, Twitter Adds Security Startup Dasient To Its Ad Product Team
In preparation for a ramp up of its monetization efforts and its first beta phase of self serve ads, Twitter has bought security startup Dasient, which specializes in malware and fighting spam. The te...
05:16 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter: eye3, An Affordable Aerial Photography Drone
A couple years back, I got to take part in the production of a music video being shot locally on a RED and filmed partially on board a custom helicopter build. It was interesting watching the operator...
04:45 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Megaupload Bust Causes Cyberlocker Panic But Its Only Temporary
Oh god! Megaupload has fallen and its brethren are dropping like flies! The age of the cyberlocker is passing. No longer will we be able to host a large file somewhere for free and have someone else d...
04:27 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch A Tale Of Two Cities: Silicon Valley And Hollywood
Silicon Valley and Hollywood: so close geographically, yet so distant digitally and philosophically. You would think wed understand each other better. In the Valley, we circulate pitch decks. In Holly...
04:04 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch 5 Things RIMs New CEO Absolutely Must Not Do
Whenever a company appoints new leadership here in the tech world, the blogosphere seems to unanimously post about what the new top dog needs to do to make his or her company better. I promise, you'll...
03:44 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Gobbler Grabs $1.75 Million To Help Musicians Keep Track Of Their Files
In the same digital asset management space as ResourceSpace and Northplains, Gobbler -- sort of like a fancy Dropbox built specifically for backing up, transferring and organizing high bandwidth media...
03:29 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch The TechFellow Awards: Nominate Innovators To Win $100K Angel Funds
The TechFellow Awards is different. Rather than just recognizing outstanding innovators, each of its 20 winners receive $100,000 to invest in a startup of their choice. Its purpose? To fund the next g...
03:28 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Virtual Styling And Fashion Community Polyvore Raises $14M From DAG Ventures, Goldman Sachs And Others
Polyvore, the startup lets web shoppers pull their favorite items any online store and mix and match to create personalized outfits online, has raised $14 million in Series C financing led by DAG Vent...
03:08 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Allows Pseudonyms, But Only If Theyre Established
Google's Bradley Horowitz just announced that as part of a more "inclusive" naming policy, Google+ will now be allow people to employ pseudonyms as their user names.The company's previous insiste...
02:56 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook And Twitter Engineers Fight Google Search Plus Your World With Dont Be Evil
Sometimes the nicest of people, when faced with the pressure of competition, make evil stupid decisions. That's pretty much what happened to Google when it realized that Facebook was about to eat its ...
02:48 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch No Drastic Change Needed? Looks Like RIMs Stockholders Disagree
Good news: You've been promoted to CEO! Bad news: Public perception of your company has tanked over the past few years, and your stockholders are looking at you to save the day. What ever you do first...
02:26 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Claims New RGBW Sensors Improve Exposure, Low-Light Performance
Sony has announced a new line of image sensors that will, in all likelihood, end up in dozens of smartphone models. The improvement is not in megapixels, which have more or less hit a ceiling, but in ...
01:53 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Does Your Business Need Mobile Apps? Bizness Apps (& More) Give You The Premium Tools
Let's say you want to give your small business a mobile presence. You'd like to develop some mobile apps, but you don't have the time, money, or technical skills to do it yourself, and you're not too ...
01:28 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch Thanks To Santa, Tablets And E-Readers Are (Almost) Everywhere
Ownership of tablets and e-book readers saw a big spike over the holidays in fact, it nearly doubled in the United States, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Internet and America...
12:28 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch #BlackoutSOPA: How 87,000 People Taught Us About The Future of Online Activism
At 1pm on Monday January 9th, Greg Hochmuth and I launched #BlackoutSOPA, a site that lets you alter your Twitter profile pic to display SOPA opposition. 15 minutes later the site went down due to mor...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, January 24, 2012
Techcrunch News Aggregator Wavii Wants To Make Facebook Out Of Google, Bring Relevant Content To You
The problem of how to find relevant content on the web has yet to be solved on a mass scale. You've got cyborg news aggregators like Techmeme and Google news and social aggregators like Reddit and Dig...
10:51 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Supreme Court Rules Search Warrants Needed For GPS Tracking
The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously decided today to uphold citizens' Fourth Amendement rights in the GPS tracking case which would have allowed the U.S. government to track a suspects' cars withou...
10:05 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Evi Arrives In Town To Go Toe-to-Toe With Siri
When Siri arrived on the iPhone 4S I thought to myself, who else could do this? It would need to be a search engine with natural language processing, but also behave in the manner of artificial intell...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch 1-Month Old BuzzDoes Scores $750K For Mobile App Marketing Platform
BuzzDoes, a newly launched word-of-mouth marketing tool for mobile app developers, has secured $750,000 in seed funding from angel investors and Proxima Ventures. The tool, which operates as a drop-in...
09:11 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Nimble Goes After Salesforce, Wants To Be The Pandora Of Contacts
Jon Ferrarathinks Salesforce is doing it wrong when it comes to social.The founder of Goldmine, a CRM company he sold for $100 million nearly a decade ago, is attacking the market a different way with...
08:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Asus Transformer Prime Users Still Reporting Major GPS Issue After Official Fix
Right on cue, Asus started rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich to Transformer Prime tablets last week. The update not only brought Android 4.0 to the tablet, but also a fix for the lackluster GPS performan...
08:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Polar Mobile Raises $6 Million For HTML5-Based Publishing Platform, MediaEverywhere
Polar Mobile, a digital media platform provider that builds apps for some of the biggest media companies, today announced it has secured an additional $6 million in funding. The new round, led by grow...
08:20 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth
Cloud computing software and service provider Joyenthas secured an $85 million round of new funding, the company is announcing today. The round was led by European group Weather Investment II. It also...
07:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch DLD 2012 Drew Houston: Yes, Steve Jobs Called Dropbox A Feature
In a conversation with WIRED UK's David Rowan on stage at the DLD Conference in Germany, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston acknowledged that he did in fact have a "great meeting" with the late Steve Jobs in 20...
07:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch LGs Quad-Core 2012 Flagship Leaks: The Poorly Code-Named X3
Other than the LG Spectrum, LG didn't have much to show off by way of phones at this year's CES show. But that doesn't mean that something special isn't in the works. In fact, Pocketnow reports that L...
07:44 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch SoundCloud Hits 10 Million Users, Releases New Sounds+Slides Feature
SoundCloud still isn't conforming our story that they recently raised a $50 million round led by Kleiner Perkins - but today at the DLD conference in Munich they have announced a pretty significant mi...
07:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Reaches 4 Billion Views Per Day
Google's video-sharing property YouTube now sees 4 billion video views per day. That's a 25% increase over the past eight months, the company told Reuters in a report released this morning. There's no...
07:31 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch DLD 2012 Brian Chesky: Average Airbnb Host In NYC Pockets $21,000 A Year
Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, took the stage this afternoon at the DLD Conference in Germany for a keynote covering his views about the 'sharing economy'.In terms of news, there isn't mu...
07:21 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch New RIM CEO: I Dont Think There Is A Drastic Change Needed
RIM's new CEO Thorsten Heins has only been at the reigns for an evening, but he did a very "BlackBerry" job of presenting himself to the media this morning on his introductory media call. It felt a lo...
07:21 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Intel Acquires Fabric Technology InfiniBand From Qlogic For $125M
Intel is announcing an acquisition todaythe company has acquired the InfiniBand business from networking and hosting company Qlogic. Intel says a significant number of the employees associated with t...
06:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Baseline, Accel Put $15M In Online Privacy Certification Company TRUSTe
Online privacy certification company TRUSTe has raised $15 million in Series C funding led by Baseline Ventures with existing investors Accel Partners, DAG Ventures and Jafco Ventures participating. T...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Fantasy Shopper Confirms Its Hottness With $3.3m First Money From Accel And NEA
Fantasy Shopper is a social shopping game where players discover and share the latest fashion from real-world online and offline retailers. It's gained a lot of traction since it's launch last October...
06:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Mykonos Helps Companies Battle Hackers, Raises $4 Million
Mykonos (the security software company, not the lovely Greek island) has secured $4 million in a Series A funding round led by previous backer Tom Golisano, founder and chairman of Paychex. ...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Clearstream Promises to Bring Transparency to Video Ads
A new startup called Clearstream says it's time to tame the "Wild West" of online video advertising.According to co-founder Brian Mandelbaum, the idea for the company came from his time at ad agencies...
04:51 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Olympus In Final Stages Of Negotiations To Partner With Sony
It would be a tie-up between two giants: Diamond Weekly, a major Japanese business journal, is reporting [JP] on its website today that scandal-hit Olympus is about to ink a capital and business allia...
04:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch DLD 2012 Andrew Mason: Groupon Now Boasts 10,000 Employees, 70% Outside Of The US
Groupon founder and CEO Andrew Mason was interviewed by Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick on stage at the annual DLD confab in Munich, Germany.Below are my notes - Mason's responses are slightly paraphras...
04:34 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Cyfe Lets SMBs Monitor Their Business Metrics From One Command Center (In Realtime)
Small businesses spend up to 80 percent of their time manually collecting data and creating reports on the performance of their services, their customers' activity, or that of their competition. It's ...
03:10 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Hitachi And Mitsubishi Stop Domestic Production Of TVs, Optical Discs
Two big Japanese electronics companies, namely Hitachi and Mitsubishi, are to stop producing parts of their product portfolio domestically: Hitachi announced [JP] it will end production of plasma and ...
02:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Cash-Starved Ambient Industries Folds Location Browser App Flook
Nearly two years ago, Ambient Industries raised capital to boost development and marketing of its iPhone app Flook, a location-based social discovery application. Alas, they never got the kind of trac...
02:08 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Maker Of Taxi-Ordering App myTaxi Raises 10 Million From Daimler, Lars Hinrichs
Intelligent Apps, the Hamburg, Germany-based startup behind popular taxi ordering smartphone application myTaxi, has raised 10 million euros in growth funding from car2go, a subsidiary of Daimler, Ger...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Gadgets Week in Review: Picture Book
Here are some stories from the past week on TechCrunch Gadgets: What Happened To Kodaks Moment? Improvement On Age-Old Mathematical Principle Could Yield Improved Images, Video Sea Change: Apple Guts ...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Id Rather Watch Instagram Than A Movie
Last week a friend of mine asked me at brunch, innocently enough, "What's Instagram, and why do you use it?" I meekly offered the answer, "It's a way to share photos via the iPhone," and then, feeling...
10:10 am GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch SOPA Spring
It's not so much that the world has changed as that the speed with which events evolve has telescoped. The rise of social analytics and realtime feedback loops means that business processes are now tr...
09:53 am GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch RIMs New Playbook: The CEO Sneak
It was a big day for football fans, with both the AFC and NFC Championships taking place this afternoon and this evening. The games grab more than a few eyeballs every year -- last year's championship...
07:32 am GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Co-CEOs To Step Down; COO To Take The Reins
I suppose some might have seen this coming. In December, Research In Motion (RIM) released their third quarter earnings, which were yet another disappointment for the struggling maker of BlackBerry. R...
07:07 am GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Weight Watchers For Small Business: Silver Lining Helps You Set Financial Goals (And Actually Meet Them)
Owning a small business is tough. Carissa Reiniger has been working in small business development for over seven years and says she's seen countless entrepreneurs and small business owners run into wh...
05:12 am GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV Debate: What SOPA & PIPA 2.0 Should Look Like
On Friday The House withdrew the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) from being put to a vote and the Senate postponed voting on its version of the bill, the Protect IP Act (PIPA). As the debate continues o...
04:15 am GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Six Lessons in Entrepreneurship
As much as we all strive to build sustainable and stand-alone companies, were living in a period of massive transformation and thus, consolidation and acquisition. As a result, many entrepreneurs buil...
02:17 am GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch The Uphill Battle Of Social Event Sharing: A Post-Mortem for Plancast
Nearly three years ago, I left my position at TechCrunch to start my own Internet business, with the idea of creating a web application thatd help people get together in real-life rather than simply h...
01:38 am GMT - Mon, January 23, 2012
Techcrunch Weekend Watch Update
For the third time in a row Tag Heuer has once again released the worlds most precise mechanical chronograph watch. The oddly named Mikrogirder 2000 watch measures time with 5/10,000th of a second pre...
10:51 pm GMT - Sun, January 22, 2012
Techcrunch Data And Privacy Rears Its Head At DLD
It's only day one of DLD, the annual TED-like conference in Munich thrown by German media giant Burda, and already we have a few misunderstandings brewing. Amid the furore surrounding the SOPA protest...
10:36 pm GMT - Sun, January 22, 2012
Techcrunch OK Go And Eytan And The Embassy Rockers Talk About Their New App: inBloom
Today two musicians sat down with me to have a chat: Andy Rubin of OK Go, and Eytan Oren of Eytan and the Embassy. But we weren't here to talk music. The dynamic duo actually built an app called InBlo...
09:56 pm GMT - Sun, January 22, 2012
Techcrunch DLD 2012 @Jack Dorsey: Twitter Has A Business Model That Works
Earlier this fine Sunday afternoon, Twitter and Square founder Jack Dorsey took the stage at the DLD Conference, the annual pre-Davos meeting of minds held in Munich, Germany.In an interview with not ...
09:46 pm GMT - Sun, January 22, 2012
Techcrunch Boxs Next Frontier: Cloud Storage For The Federal Government
For Box, 2011 was a huge year in terms of customer acquisition. Box ended the year with 77% of the Fortune 500 using the company's cloud storage offerings. Procter and Gamble marked one of Box's large...
06:13 am GMT - Sun, January 22, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Just Incentivized Every College Kid To Get An iPad. As For High Schoolers
As I watched Apple's iBooks event in New York City last week, my mind began to race about theramificationsof suchannouncements. Everyone had a pretty good idea for weeks (or months if you read the Ste...
04:15 am GMT - Sun, January 22, 2012
Techcrunch SOPA Debate Part II: Viacom & CDT Square Off Over Due Process
Before SOPA waspulledfrom the House yesterday, opponents of the bill argued (among other things) that sites accused of making copyrighted material available could be shut down without being given full...
02:47 am GMT - Sun, January 22, 2012
Techcrunch Summify Shutdown Means Big Gains for News.me
When social news startup Summify announced Thursday that it was being acquired by Twitter, it looked like the Summify's existing users were out-of-luck the company said the current version of the ser...
01:58 am GMT - Sun, January 22, 2012
Techcrunch Cowen: Googles Mobile Ad Revenues Could Surge To $5.8 Billion In 2012
How much does Google make in advertising from mobile? Cowen analyst Jim Friedland estimates that Google is generating $7 per year from each smartphone (and tablet). This includes both search and displ...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, January 22, 2012
Techcrunch 14 Steps To Successful SEO For Startups
This is a guest post by Ryan Spoon (@ryanspoon), a principal atPolaris Ventures. Read more about Ryan on his blog atryanspoon.com.For startups, it is dangerous to entirely separate product and marketi...
11:56 pm GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch Dave McClure Isnt Worried About The Series A Crunch
In recent months, there's been some hand-wringing about a "Series A Crunch" namely, a glut of startups raising seed and angel funding, then struggling once they need to raise a proper Series A. But i...
11:11 pm GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch Steal This Book!
Nobody wants to be told that their business model is obsolete. Ask Kodak. Or Hollywood. And the publishing industry is slower on its feet than most. Bookstores don't want to believe that they'll ultim...
09:05 pm GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch What Happened To Kodaks Moment?
A Kodak Moment: a rare, one-time moment that is captured by a picture, or should have been captured by a picture Click.We all had them: times you reached for a camera to stop life for a second, to gra...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: New Eyes
Here are some of yesterday’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: HumanBirdWings Guy Survives First Test Flight Marketing Genius: Two Twins Giggling As They Sell You Designer 3D Glasses Math-Blind AI ...
12:19 pm GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch The Dawn of Social Lobbying
The word lobbyist surely doesnt have the best connotation in the world. Depending on your reading of the definition, it generally signifies an attempt to influence government decisions, traditionally ...
10:07 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch Analyst: All These Concerns Over EA And Star Wars Are Overdone
So, there's been some hubbub around Electronic Arts over the last few days, as the company ramps up for the release of its third quarter earnings on February 1st. Yesterday, EA's stock closed at $17.5...
09:44 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch If The Tech Industry Had Its Way, Hollywood Would Be Zynga
Like all of y'all I just read Paul Graham's SOPA-soaked call for a tech startup that would kill Hollywood. You would have to be a complete idiot to think Hollywood (or at least some part of Hollywood)...
08:55 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch Google Trims The Fat
Google has more than 40 core products, and hundreds depending on how you count them. Even with over 30,000 employees, that's a lot to support. In the name of refocusing, today the company announcedtha...
05:32 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch Delicious Stacks Get Friendlier With Collaboration, Comments, and Privacy
Delicious has just announced 4 new features to make its stacks, or collections of links, more social. Because the only thing better than a bundle of your favorite kitten websites is bundle co-created ...
05:32 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch Delicious Adds Collaboration and One-Ups Pinterest With Privacy
Delicious has just announced 4 new features to make its stacks, or collections of links, more social. Because the only thing better than a bundle of your favorite kitten websites is bundle co-created ...
05:08 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch Watch This Delightful Crowdsourced Star Wars Fan Film Immediately
You can't always count on the wisdom of crowds. But this particular project turned out not merely good, but amazing. Star Wars Uncut is a project by filmmaker Casey Pugh (and edited by Aaron Valdez an...
04:48 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch Investors Bet On Social Gambling, $ZNGA Closes Up 6.57%, Now At $9.09 A Share
The social gaming industry has been getting more and more interested in a potentially big new way to make money: online gambling. And investors, who are now able to buy stock in market leader Zynga, a...
04:45 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Buys Social Shopping Platform Mertado To Bolster Groupon Goods
We've been hearing rumbles about Groupon taking its Groupon Goods initiative more seriously, and those rumbles have a little more weight today, as the company has acquiredMertado, the social shopping ...
04:38 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV Debate: Can SOPA Be Fixed Or Should It Stay Dead?
The controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has been pulledand its Senate counterpart, the Protect IP Act (PIPA) is on hold. The Internet won this round, it seems. But don't celebrate just yet. Th...
04:37 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch DreamHost Hacked, Password Changes Made Mandatory
Another day, another hack. The company whose data was compromised this time? DreamHost....
04:14 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch How-Tos: Entrepreneurs Talk Customer Acquisition, Social Media & More In New Video Series
Building on their education and training video platform for startups and SMBs, Grovo is today launching an "Expert Series" that aims to "shed light on the evolving world of Web 2.0," in which entrepre...
03:50 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch More Crunchies Tickets Just Released
Have you voted for your favorite startups of 2011? Well what are you waiting for? Vote NOW.The Crunchies Awards are only a week away and we have been hustling behind the scenes getting ready for the...
03:44 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch Math-Blind AI Teaches Itself Basic Number Sense
Imagine you're a hunter-killer robot, hovering over the broken wasteland that used to be the world of men. You have surprised a group of biologicals in an act of petty insurrection, and they have spli...
03:04 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch Home Depot Acquires Home Services Marketplace Redbeacon
Big-box retailer Home Depot has acquired home services marketplace and TechCrunch50 winner Redbeacon. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Redbeacon lets users search, browse and book local...
02:46 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch Radio App TuneIn Tunes In To Mega Funding Round
With a reported 30 million monthly unique users, the bragging rights of being the top iOS music applast October and a slew of newly released auto integrations at CES, the under-the-radar TuneInis sitt...
02:26 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch Bing Brings Postagram To Sundance, Sponsors Postcards For The Movie Stars
Postagram, the mobile app from Sincerely that lets you create and mail real-life postcards from your phone photos, has worked out a clever real-world integration with Bing for the Sundance film festiv...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch Heyzap Announces Mobile Gaming Partners: PocketGems And More
Gaming startup Heyzap first launched its social discovery service for mobile games nearly a year ago. Now it's unveiling the first list of partners who are using the service.Some of these partnerships...
01:26 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch New Google Accounts Require Gmail And G+ Accounts
Google appears to have made some changes to its account creation process. Whereas before, all it took was an email address of any kind and some basic demographic data, now you are required to create b...
01:26 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch New Google Accounts Require Gmail And G+ Account Creation
Google appears to have made some changes to its account creation process. Whereas before, all it took was an email address of any kind and some basic demographic data, now you are required to create b...
12:57 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch Do Great Things
We have a greater capacity to change the world today than the kings and presidents of just 50 years ago. Whether you're a programming prodigy or the office manager holding it all together, technology ...
12:25 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Finally Get Proper, Untethered Jailbreaks
While the once long list of legitimate reasons to jailbreak your iPhone has taken a hit with each new iOS release, that burning desire to "Free your device" and/or "Fight the power" and/or "Just do cr...
12:04 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch First Look: Backplane, The Lady Gaga-Backed Community Platform With All-Star Investors (Invites)
Early last summer we wrote about Backplane, a mysterious startup with impressive backers and some major star power behind it: one of its cofounders, Troy Carter, is Lady Gaga's manager. And Lady Gaga ...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, January 21, 2012
Techcrunch HumanBirdWings Guy Survives First Test Flight
We first reported on Jarnos Smeets when his HumanBirdWings project was still a baby. He had successfully paired the accelerometers of a WiiMote and an HTC Wildfire S to control the outrunners on his w...
11:42 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Retroficiency Identifies Building Energy Inefficiencies Without Ever Stepping Inside
Buildings are blamed for as much as 40% of U.S. energy consumption, and while green construction is on the rise, identifying the best ways to make and older building more efficient can be a tedious ma...
10:48 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Marketing Genius: Two Twins Giggling As They Sell You Designer 3D Glasses
If you thought Apple's marketing squad was genius, just wait until you watch this Kickstarter video from Ingri:Dahl. If you aren't already familiar with the "company," which you shouldn't be, it's bas...
10:48 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch TechStars Grad Promoboxx Signs Deal With Chevy On Super Bowl Campaign
Promoboxx, a TechStars Boston 2011 company focused on brand-to-retailer marketing, is going to the Super Bowl! (Well, kind of.) The startup has signed a deal with Chevy, which will allow 6,000 of its ...
10:22 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Time Warner Cables New iPhone App Brings Live TV To The Small Screen
Time Warner Cable is today launching a new iPhone application that allows customers to watch live television from their iPhone or iPod Touch device as well as control, manage and program their DVR. Wi...
10:11 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch With MegaUpload Down, Whos Next? RapidShare? SoundCloud? DropBox?
Every digital locker service and file linking website is on notice now that MegaUpload and TVShack are down. The Feds have their banhammer out and aren't afraid to use it. Sites better check their zet...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Love With Food Launches As A Monthly Subscription Service For Gourmet Bites
The subscription commerce market is heating up with Birch Box, Kiwi Crate, and others all offering various takes on the monthly box model. Today, 500startups company Love With Food is launching its su...
09:46 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Cool Trick: AntiCrop Un-Crops Your iPhone Photos
A newly released iPhone app called AntiCrop proclaims to the be the first application that allows you to "un-crop" your photos. What that means is that the app is able to extend the edges of your phot...
09:31 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch UpNext Releases Amazingly Fluid 3D Mapping App On iPad And Android
The future was supposed to be all about swooping through pixellated cities, the crepuscular computer ghost-light arcing through the Aurignacian canyons of Neo Tokyo as we trailed our enemies into the ...
08:47 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Developer Is Building An App Store For Banned Android Apps
An Android developer by the name of Kousik Dutta is building an alternative Android app store which will house the apps that have been banned from Google's official Android Market. These will include ...
08:03 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch After Laying Off 60 People, RueLaLa Raises $22 Million
Members-only shopping site RueLaLa, a former subsidiary of GSI Commerce (before the eBay acquisition) just cut roughly 60 positions from its workforce of 550 employees, but an SEC filing published yes...
07:58 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Senator Harry Reid Caves: PIPA Postponed
After a day of widespread online protests against a pair of bills in Congress, both bills have now been tabled. Hearings on the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) had already been cancelled, but the Senat...
07:56 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Bleacher Report Arrives On iPad With New Team Stream App
Bleacher Report, the popular site for sports fans now boasting 22 million uniques per month, just released its Team Stream app for the iPad. Similar to Team Stream for iPhone and Android smartphones, ...
07:18 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Trion Grabs $85 Million To Bring New Life To The Deep End Of Online Gaming
Trion Worlds, a lesser known game development company headquartered in Silicon Valley, yesterday gave even further evidence that the "deep end" of online gaming is alive and well, announcing that it ...
07:03 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The MegaUpload Closure Leaves Users Unable To Access Their Files
Alright, Feds. You've had your fun. You've arrested some people you deem bad and seized their Mercedes-Benz collection. Great. So how about turning MegaUpload back on for a quick minute?The United Sta...
06:37 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Skyrim (Not Really) Ported To The TI-84 Calculator
Are you ready to destroy the Dragons of Skyrim with your trusty orcish arrows and shortsword? Do you wish to hop on your trusty horse and ride endlessly up steep slopes and through wooded glens? Do yo...
06:08 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Foxconn Responds To CEOs Employees Are Animals Comment
Foxconn responded to yesterday's kerfuffle about the CEO of Foxconn, Terry Gou, commenting that he cared for "a million animals" - namely his employees. They said it was an off-the-cuff remark, simila...
05:25 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Tremor Video Acquires InPlay Video Analytics Tech From TubeMogul
Exclusive - Online video ad technology company Tremor Video has purchased InPlay, the video analytics solution for publishers, from TubeMogul. Tremor Video will integrate InPlay directly into VideoHub...
05:14 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Snake Camouflage: Japan Gets Exclusive Metal Gear Solid 3DS System
Resident Evil isn’t the only big video game series that made the news in Nippon today: Konami announced [JP] the so-called METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D PREMIUM PACKAGE for the Japanese market...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch SkyGrid Debuts iPad App Touchtv To Allow Users To Watch Content On Demand
SkyGrid, a startup that offers a powerful news aggregator to consumers is venturing into the TV content and media business with the launch of Touchtv, an iPad app that allows viewers to watch recent p...
03:35 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Downfall: Photos Of MegaUpload Founders Valuable Cars Getting Seized
The shit really hit the fan over at massively popular file hosting site MegaUpload. Yesterday, the United States Department of Justice seized and shut down the site and commenced criminal cases agains...
02:15 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Capcom Announces Surprising November Release For Resident Evil 6 (First Trailer)
One of the world's biggest video game franchises is getting a new title: Capcom today announced Resident Evil 6 [JP] for the Xbox 360, Sony PS3, and the PC. What's interesting is that the company also...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Sense Effects
Here are some recent posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: ZOOMs B3 Bass Effects Pedal Launches At NAMM iPads And Digital Textbooks Do Not Belong In Classrooms Yet Apple Announces iBooks 2, A New Textbook Expe...
09:59 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch VC Investing Soars 22 Percent To $28.4B In 2011, Internet Sector Reaches Highest Levels In A Decade
VCs poured significantly more money into deals in 2011, according to a recently released MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, based on data from Tho...
08:01 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Damning Evidence Emerges In Google-Apple No Poach Antitrust Lawsuit
Next week a class-action civil lawsuit will be heard in San Jose to determine if Google, Apple, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Adobe, Intel, and Intuit conspired to eliminate competition for skilled labor. In anti...
07:59 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Girds Itself For Windows 8 Battle And Beyond
Microsoft's quarterly earnings statement didn't have any big surprises. It was generally good news: record total revenue, growth in many key sectors, big sales in Xbox, 525 million total Windows 7 lic...
07:43 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Of Course iPads Belong In Classrooms Its All About Balance
"iPads And Digital Textbooks Don't Belong In Classrooms Yet"? What a headline. Alas, it doesn't quite do the post justice; Matt actually raises a few valid points on the potential woes of digital lea...
07:18 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Sheryl Sandberg on Facebook Culture: Its in the Posters
For the latest episode of her Valley Girl web show, Jesse Draper (daughter of venture capitalist Tim Draper) managed to score an interview with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.For the first half of the i...
06:37 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch SOPA Protests Sway Congress: 31 Opponents Yesterday, 122 Now
Yesterday the internet the internet cried out in protest of SOPA-PIPA, and congress heard us loud and clear. At the beginning of Janaury 18th, there were 80 members of congress who supported the legis...
06:28 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Does Google+ Really Have 60% Daily Engagement? Probably Not
With90 million users, it would seem that things are going quite well for Google+. Those numbers don't mean much without context, though. Google+'s Vic Gundotra seeminglyprovidedsome of that ...
06:24 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Pulse Jumped From 1 Million To 11 Million Downloads In 2011; Now Seeing Download Every 2 Seconds
In November, Amazon began shipping its new Kindle. At the time, even though reactions were varied, though Amazon hoped for the best, as some projected it would sell as many as 5 million by the end of ...
06:05 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Does Google Have An Interest In Pinterest?
I've spent about a week trying to track down the rumors that Google had expressed interest in a Pinterest acquisition and here's what I know thus far (here's where to email if you know more): So Googl...
04:28 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Mozillas Anti-SOPA Message Reached 40 Million People
By blacking out the default Firefox start page and using social media, Mozilla reached 40 million people with its anti-SOPA/PIPA message. According to a stats wrap-up just posted to the Mozilla blog, ...
04:18 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Anonymous Reacts to Megaupload Takedown With Largest Attack Ever
Hacker group Anonymous isn't happy about the takedown of file-sharing site Megaupload, and as a result, it's targeting some big companies and government agencies are going toEarlier this afternoon, in...
04:11 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Google Commerce Starts The Year Off With A Reorganization
Some of Google's core product areas, like search and YouTube, have the enviable duty of retaining market dominance. Others, like its Android mobile operating system, get to be the free-wheeling disrup...
03:22 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch iSuppli Agrees With IDC, Gartner: Windows Phone To Surpass iOS By 2015
Nobody wants to give Windows Phone a chance except for Robin and a whole bunch of analysts. Back in September, IDC and Gartner predicted that Windows would overtake iOS for the number two spot in the ...
02:59 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Larry Page: Display Advertising Is A $5 Billion Business
The engine of Google's business is search advertising, but its display advertising business is becoming a very large business. During today's earnings call, CEO Larry Page that Google's display advert...
02:55 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Its Still Funny, But It Might Not Be A Joke: Jotly Arrives On Android
I'm beginning to think the team at Firespotter Labs are marketing geniuses. Prior to launching their new iPhone app Jotly (you know, as a joke), they released ahilarious video featuring a "fake" app b...
02:45 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch 250 Million Android Devices Activated, 11 Billion Apps Downloaded
We're tuned in live to Google's big ol' 2011 earnings call, where they've just disclosed a few details they left out of this morning's data dump. Amongst them: a progress update on Android's growth....
02:33 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Live-Blogging The Google Q4 2011 Earnings Call
We're live and listening....A bunch of the execs are on. You can also follow along here....Chief executive Larry Page (paraphrased): Good afternoon everyone. Google had a very strong quarter with reve...
02:18 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Google Comes Up Short In Q4 Earnings
Google has just released its Q4 2011 results, and they didn't live up to Wall Street'sexpectations.Wall Street's consensus for the quarter was $10.49 in non-GAAP earnings per share and $8.40 billion i...
02:17 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch IBMs Q4 Revenue Up 2 Percent To $29.5B; Net Income Up 4 Percent To $5.5B
IBM just released fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 earnings today. Non-GAAP earnings came in at $4.71, up 11 percent; GAAP earnings per share were $4.62 per share (up 11 percent) for the quarter. N...
02:05 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Reports Record Revenue: Up 5% To $20.9B, Earnings At $0.78 Per Share
Microsoft justreportedits second quarter 2012 earnings with record revenues of $20.9billion, an 5% increase from the same period of the prior year. The previous record, as far as I can Bing Google, wa...
02:04 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Larry Page Is Super Excited To Announce That Google+ Has 90 Million Users
The official numbers are in for Google's new social network, Google+. Beating out most previous third-party estimates that we've seen, the company said today that it now has 90 million users worl...
02:04 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Larry Page Is Super Excited To Announce That Google+ Has 90 Million Users [Update: Engagement+]
The official numbers are in for Google's new social network, Google+. Beating out most previous third-party estimates that we've seen, the company said today that it now has 90 million users worl...
02:04 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Larry Page Is Super Excited To Announce That Google+ Has 90M Users [Update: Engagement+?]
The official numbers are in for Google's new social network, Google+. Beating out most previous third-party estimates that we've seen, the company said today that it now has 90 million users worl...
01:53 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Kno CEO Osman Rashid To Apple: Now We Will Fight On Who Has The Better Product
Apple's latest foray into digital textbooks today raises a lot of questions about the future of the textbook publishing industry and digital textbook startups who now find themselves going up against ...
01:38 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Megaupload Taken Down On Piracy Allegations
Popular file-hosting site Megaupload, probably known to our readers for a variety of reasons, has been taken down after the FBI charged some of its staff with copyright infringement and "conspiracy to...
01:02 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Will Interactive iBooks Be The Next Big Booty For Pirates?
With the shift from print books to digital books come a few nasty side effects. Sure, it's much easier much easier to acquire and read books when you don't even have to get out of your chair, but thos...
12:50 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Bitly Rolls Out New Enterprise Dashboard, Providing Better Access To The Real-Time Social Web
Popular link-shortening serviceBit.lyis today announcing the launch of Bitly Enterprise 2.0, a new version of its enterprise-friendly dashboard. The Bitly Enterprise platform, which helps businesses w...
12:31 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch SOPA Scorecard: Internet 1, Lobbyists 0
You've got to feel sorry for the SOPA guys.They did all the right things. They got legislation introduced that would protect their industry from inconvenient threats -- like that pesky Internet. They ...
12:21 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch ZOOMs B3 Bass Effects Pedal Launches At NAMM
In a lot of the Paneldome demos I have done, I (flailingly) play guitar, but I am actually a bass player. That's why I am excited to hear about the Zoom B3 Effect Pedal/Amp Simulator released today at...
12:10 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Acquires, Shuts Down Social News Startup Summify
Summify, a startup that uses social data to create a personalized news digest, just announced that it has been acquired by Twitter.This sounds like a talent acquisition on Twitter's part in other wor...
12:05 am GMT - Fri, January 20, 2012
Techcrunch Appstores.com Launches An AdSense For Mobile Apps
If you're a developer of applications for iOS or Android or a publisher looking to better monetize your mobile web content you're probably going to be interested in this post.Today Appstores.com is la...
11:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn Shutters Twitter Widget Tweets Because Of Extremely Low Usage
LinkedIn is planning to shut down its Tweets application as of January 31, 2012. As you may remember, the Tweets application allowed users find and keep track of their LinkedIn connections on Twitter,...
11:47 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Keen OnInside Apple: How Apple Is Organized Like A Terrorist Cell (TCTV)
The more we know about Apple, it seems, the less we really know. According to the journalist and writer Adam Lashinsky, America's most admired company is also America's least understandable company. A...
11:34 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Vibrant Media Boosts In-Image Ads With Acquisition
You may not have heard of Vibrant Media, but you've almost certainly seem its product specifically, the "in-text advertising" that pops up when you click on double-underlined words on certain website...
11:27 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Wait A Second, There Are Only 8 Apple Textbooks Available At Launch
Apple is making a play for the textbook market with its launch today of iBooks 2 and the new textbooks within that app. It's Apple, so they are going to reinvent the textbook industry, right? Well, ma...
11:17 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch JackThreads Announces Unique Mobile App For Android And iOS
Thrillist-owned Jackthreads has just announced the availability of their first mobile for Android and iPhone. Built by an outside vendor using designs and user experience built in-house, the app allow...
11:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Some Key Subtle Details From Apples Textbook Event
Today at theGuggenheim Museum in New York City, Apple held an event to talk about two key things: "Reinventing textbooks" and "Reinventingcurriculum". But perhaps lost amid the tentpole announcements ...
11:03 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch iPads And Digital Textbooks Do Not Belong In Classrooms Yet
I do not want my children learning math proofs on iPads. I simply do not see the value in it. iPads will not help with identifying sentence clauses or writing an essay. There's a place for interactive...
09:58 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch No More Swiping: Card.io Launches New Consumer App, Developer Tools Which See Your Credit Card
Card.io, the toolkit for mobile app developers which lets users pay for items by holding their credit card up to the phone's camera, is today launching a consumer-facing app. It's something like Squar...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch New iTunes U App Hits iTunes With Over 500,000 Free Lectures, Videos & Books
Following this morning'seducation event, Apple has launched a new, dedicated iOS application called "iTunes U." This educational content portal, previously available only in iTunes, has now arrived in...
09:41 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Nike Officially Announces The Nike+ FuelBand
Exercise gadgetry seems to be all the rage this season, with products like the Jawbone UP and MotoACTV entering the marketplace. Nike of all companies will certainly not be left behind, and has today ...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch AppAddictive Raises $1.2 Million For Drag-And-Drop Facebook Page Builder & Ad Platform
AppAddictive, a newly launched DreamIt-backed startup from its 2011's NYC class, has just scored $1.2 million in seed funding for its drag-and-drop Facebook page creation tools and (forthcoming) ad pl...
09:07 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV: Hundreds Rally In The Streets Of NYC To Defend The Internet
Yesterday, as some of the biggest sites on the web 'blacked out' in bold protests of the deeply flawed anti-piracy bills SOPA and PIPA, hundreds of protesters took to the streets in several cities acr...
09:03 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch German Clone King Faces Battle With Former Staff, And Satirical Dance Track Of His Memos
Rocket Internet, the Berlin-based incubator most famous for slavishly cloning US companies like Zappos, AirBnB and now Pinterest in Germany, now faces a new competitor - in the form of some of its key...
08:43 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Houghton Mifflin, McGraw Hill, Pearson First Textbook Publishing Partners For Apples iBooks 2
Today at Apple's education event, the company introduced iBooks 2, a textbook platform that effectively transforms $200 textbooks into iPad apps at a much more reasonable price. But of course, a textb...
08:39 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Isnt The Only Disruptor: How Amazon Is Killing Publishers
While we're on the subject of publishing, Sarah Lacy found a great monologue on the current state of publishing and how, in short, Amazon is tearing old publishing houses a new one.Publishers, like mu...
08:31 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch The Shareholder Pitchforks Are Out For Netflix
Armed with pitchforks and hindsight, class action lawyers are gathering up mobs of angry shareholders who lost money and going after the company. Earlier this week a lawsuit was filed against Netflix ...
08:28 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Unveils New iBooks Author Tool, Not Just For Textbooks
Apple has spent the past few moments demoing all the new education-friendly featured in iBooks 2, but they have just now answered the question of how authors can create that kind of rich content. All ...
08:20 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Sea Change: Apple Guts Textbook Publishing
The days of the $500 college textbook bills are, it seems, over. With Apple's announcement of iBooks 2, the world of textbooks is changed forever. Education is a hard nut to crack. There are bright sp...
08:14 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch The Soul Still Burns: Classic Brawler Soul Calibur Lands On iOS
Ready for a blast of late 90's fighting game nostalgia? Well, get those thumbs ready, because Namco's arcade/Dreamcast classic Soul Calibur has just been released for iOS.I enjoyed a long-standing fli...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Apple: 20,000 Education iPad Apps Developed; 1.5 Million Devices In Use At Schools
At Apple's education event today, the company revealed a number of compelling stats regarding iPad use in the education and learning space. Apple's SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller announced that there ...
08:11 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Announces iBooks 2, A New Textbook Experience For The iPad
"Education is deep in our DNA, and it has been since the very beginning," said Phil Schiller, Apple's SVP of Worldwide Marketing. On that thought Apple just announced iBooks 2.This move is centered ar...
07:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Foxconn Chief Equates Employees To Animals
While I suspect there's a lot lost in translation here,Foxconn chairman Terry Gou made a wildly distasteful joke this week at the Taipei Zoo, saying (according to WantChinaTimes): "Hon Hai (Foxconn) h...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Here Come The iPad 2S3 Cases!
It's that time again, friends. Apple rumors are swirling and case makers are trying to get a jump in their competitive field. So much so that a Chinese manufacturing company "Chineestyle Co., Limited"...
06:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung: One In Ten South Koreans Now Owns A Samsung Galaxy S II
It's not really news to say that the Galaxy S II is a hit, but it has actually become a mega hit in South Korea. According to maker Samsung, the Android handset has been sold a whopping 5 million time...
06:51 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Report: 798 Daily Deal Sites Folded In The Last 6 Months Of 2011
According to a new report from Daily Deal Media, a great source of news, information and data about the hot daily deal industry, there's a whole lot of consolidation and death going on among the many ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Linux Foundation Expects More Enterprise Gains in 2012
The Linux Foundation is sharing the results of their latest invitation-only survey of enterprise Linux users. Their last such survey, in August 2010, revealed Linux was gaining popularity in enterpris...
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch The iRig PRE: A New Microphone Interface For iOS Devices
Jeez, CES is barely over and already NAMM is upon us. Unfortunately, this blogger is not in Anaheim for that event, but to be honest, I am still reeling from the few days I spent at CES with Team Tech...
05:31 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Wireless Sensor Posts Temperature, Humidity, And Radiation Levels To Twitter (Video)
Japan-based UC Technology Corp. [JP] has developed a wireless sensor that can automatically post data like temperature, humidity, illuminance, or radiation levels to Twitter. The so-called "Tsubuyaku ...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Peecho Lands $750,000 For Its Cloud Print Button
Peecho, a Dutch startup that enables anyone to sell professionally printed products from their website, mobile or desktop apps, has raised $750,000 in financing from Peak Capital and DHG Holding to bo...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Former Google CIO Raises $73 Million To Reform Payday Loans With Data-Driven Startup ZestCash
ZestCash, a company founded by former Google CIO and VP of engineering Douglas Merrill to legitimize the payday loan industry, has raised $73 million round of funding. The company raised $23 million i...
03:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch BigCommerce Establishes $2 Million Fund For Developers
Exclusive - E-commerce platform company BigCommerce has set up a $2 million fund for developers. With the launch of the fund, the Sydney, Australia-based company aims to sway third-party developers in...
03:35 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Hey Tagged, Badoo Has Been Around As Long And Has Bigger Revenues
As a social network aimed at helping you meet new people - don't mention the phrase 'hooking up' - Tagged's vice president of sales and marketing Steve Sarner claims other companies are only now catch...
03:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Failure Is An Option: 7 Businesses That Tanked In 2011 (Slides)
About a year ago, my pal Nick De Mey from Board of Innovation shared a great slidedeck about the 10 business models that rocked 2010. This year, the Board identified 7 business models that failed in 2...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Calling All Entrepreneurs: Twilio Expands APIs To 6 European Nations
A new wave of European entrepreneurs are about to start revolutionizing how we use our phones. Today, the Twilio voice API becomes available in Austria, Denmark, France, Ireland and Poland. Additional...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Constant Contact Buys Mobile Loyalty Card Startup CardStar
Email marketing company Constant Contact has acquired CardStar, a digital and mobile loyalty card platform. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. CardStar, which has over two million users, ...
01:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Capsule Wants To Be Your One Stop Shop For (Private) Events
Events management startup Capsule describes itself as a little bit of Path, Color, Evite and GroupMe, but also none of those things according to co-founders Cyrus Farudi and Omiri Cohen.From what I ca...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Oops Sony Ericsson Swings To A 207 Million Euro Net Loss In Q4 2011
Smartphone maker Sony Ericsson this morning posted a pre-tax loss of 247 million euros ($318 million) in the fourth quarter of 2011, after reporting a profit of 31 million euros in Q3 2011. The compan...
11:24 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Ticketmasters New Facebook App Recommends Concerts From Your Listening Activity
Of all the new Open Graph apps launched tonight, Ticketmaster's new Facebook experience is the most impressive. Sure it can share that you've "bought" tickets, but lots of apps have similar publishing...
09:04 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Google Fiber-Inspired Gigabit Challenge Unveils Winners; Senator Announces STOP SOPA Petition
Back in 2010, Google announced plans to build out a fiber-optic network for an entire city in the U.S., promising connection speeds of 1GB/sec, 100 times that of the norm. Naturally, over 1,000 cities...
08:30 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch OrcaM Reconstruction Sphere Digitally Recreates Any Object Placed Within
Occasionally, in this line of work, I need to have a slight freak-out moment where I rave about the fact that things like this OrcaM "reconstruction sphere" actually exist. Not only does this thing lo...
07:52 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV: Live At SF vs SOPA, The Biggest Tech Protest In Decades
When you hear the words "San Francisco," there's a good chance that the word "protest" will also come to mind. Or, if you're on a different wavelength, "Ron Conway."But today, the city's favorite past...
07:52 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Google Collected 4.5 Million Anti-SOPA Signatures Today
Google generally gets in hot water when it is thought to be abusing its pole position in the search industry. But it's no use denying that while some moves skirt the edges of abusing monopoly, others ...
07:22 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch There Were More Than 2.4M Tweets About SOPA Today
Today was the internet's big protest day against SOPA and PIPA, and not surprisingly, there was plenty of discussion about the issue on Twitter. Specifically, the company tweeted that that there were ...
06:41 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Brass Monkey Grabs $750K To Turn Your Smartphone Into A Wii Controller For Browser Games
Six months ago, Brass Monkey had built and released some well-developed software development kits (SDKs) for Android, iOS, and beyond that, simply put, enabled gamers to turn their mobile devices into...
06:25 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks New Timeline Apps Introduce New Verbs Like Bought, Want And Love
Facebook has partnered up with sixty differentstartupsto add their "stories" to Facebook Timeline, through apps that span different verticals from Food, Fashion to Travel. Already apps like Foodspott...
06:25 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks New Timeline Apps Introduce New Actions Like Bought, Want And Love
Facebook has partnered up with sixty differentstartupsto add their "stories" to Facebook Timeline, through apps that span different verticals from Food, Fashion to Travel. Already apps like Foodspott...
06:09 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest and 60 Others Demo Open Graph Sites + Apps That Auto-Publish To Facebook
Facebook's Open Graph app launch event is underway here in San Francisco, where over 60 new Open Graph websites and apps are demo-ing how they can publish user activity back to Timeline and Ticker. La...
06:04 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare Adds Restaurant Menus, What About Food Check Ins?
Less than a week after unveiling the Explore section of its website, Foursquare announced a nice addition restaurant menus....
05:40 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Ness, The Restaurant Discovery App, Adds Crucial Mapping Feature
I made heavy use of Ness's restaurant-finding iOS app during a recent trip through the East Coast, because lots of places are still sadly short on Yelp reviews, and I wanted a quick way to find the be...
05:32 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch From Edu To Non-Profits, YouTube Aims To Walk The Path To Good
YouTube may be best known for its viral sensations, lawn gnomes, and feline shenanigans, but the site's massive collection of content has given rise to plenty of more benevolent and, some might say i...
05:07 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Is This Activism?
Hundreds of websites (TechCrunch included) have gone dark or visibly changed their appearance as a protest against the Stop Online Privacy Act and its Senate doppelganger, the PROTECT IP Act. It's a p...
04:09 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch AT&Ts Data Plans To Get Pricier Overall But (Slightly) Cheaper Per Megabyte
When our friends over at The Verge got wind of a price change coming to AT&T's data plans, AT&T responded that it was "an error. There are no changes to our data plans." What they should've sa...
04:09 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Mobilitys Shaker Investment A Sign Of Mobile Virtual Clubs To Come
Shaker's certainly been keeping busy ever since they won our Disrupt competition back in September -- not only did they win our $50,000 check, the team also closed a $15 million Series A funding round...
03:27 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal Will Be Expanding Mobile Payments Test To 51 Bay Area Home Depot Stores
PayPal recently revealed that it was testing an in-store payments technology both via mobile and point of sale systems on a friends and family basis at Home Depot. Initially, the pilot was only for 5 ...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch @WalmartLabs Crowdsources Walmarts Product Selection With New Get On The Shelf Contest
@WalmartLabs, the digital technology division of the world's largest retailer, is launching a contest today which uses crowdsourcing techniques to determine which items the company should stock in its...
02:39 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Jobvites Apps For Heroes Connects Veterans With Employment
When military veterans complete their service, they shouldn't have to struggle to find jobs. That's why Jobviteand The White House's Joining Forces initiative are teaming up to release"Apps For Heroes...
02:39 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Veterans Need Employment, Jobvites Apps For Heroes Helps Them Find It
When military veterans complete their service, they shouldn't have to struggle to find jobs. That's why Jobviteand The White House's Joining Forces initiative are teaming up to release"Apps For Heroes...
02:23 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Playstation Vita Sales In Nosedive After Strong Japan Debut
The Playstation Vita handheld system, unveiled at E3 last year, went on sale just before the holidays in Japan. It saw serious sales: around 325,000 units (500,000 by Sony's reckoning) were sold in it...
02:21 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch eBay Beats The Street; Q4 Revenue Up 35 Percent To $3.4B, Net Income Up 15 Percent To $789M
eBay just reported fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 earnings today, which were above analysts expectations. eBay posted revenue of $3.4 billion, up 35 percent from the same quarter in 2010. The com...
02:03 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Turntable.fms Anti-SOPA Message Is Subtle, But Wonderfully Symbolic
Regardless of where you stand on the SOPA battle, you've got to agree: seeing what seems to be the entire Internet come together to stand against something is incredible. Each company has a different ...
01:47 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Boxee Brings The SOPA Protests To Living Rooms
SOPA protests are everywhere today. The Internet is collectively up in arms about the proposed legislation. Major sites are shut down, banners are everywhere, but that's online. Boxee is taking the fi...
01:44 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch No, We Have Not Been Hacked
This is a public service announcement to all four of you that visited https://technews.techcrunch.com today and were confused by the jazzy Black Rock Management Asset splash page above; No we have not...
01:33 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch iPad Is The Least Problematic Tablet Says FixYa, The Tech Q&A Site
FixYa, a product Q&A site, took a look at its own holiday stats to collect some facts about many major cell phones and tablets including iOS and Android devices. The conclusion? iPhone owners ten...
01:33 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Whited00r Aims To Breathe New Life Into Old iOS Hardware
It's a story that's all too common these days -- once you purchase and activate a shiny new iPhone (and it seems more people are doing this lately), the old one is unceremoniously shoved in a drawer n...
01:09 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Improvement On Age-Old Mathematical Principle Could Yield Improved Images, Video
It's not often that you improve on a bit of math that has been around for 200 years. The Fourier transform was first proposed in 1811 by a Frenchman named Joseph Fourier, though it wasn't until the mi...
12:28 am GMT - Thu, January 19, 2012
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg Posts Against SOPA, Suddenly Remembers Twitter Account
Facebook may not be opposing the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act as prominently as some other websites it's not blacking out the site today, or even posting an anti-SOPA/PIPA message on...
11:33 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch ION Audios iPad Guitar Concept In Legal Trouble
Wow. Talk about not doing your homework. ION Audio has apparently infringed on the patents, trademarks and designs of three companies by debuting a new iOS peripheral at CES. The Guitar Apprentice (wh...
11:33 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Want More Stickiness? Users Logging In Through Social Networks Spend 50% More Time On Site
Site owners, administrators, web business owners, content producers, and everyone in between are always trying to find the best ways to encourage visitors to spend more time on their sites. Its hard e...
11:29 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Tagged: Four Years Profitable, Big Plans for hi5
Social network Tagged seems to have found a model that works the company says that 2011 was its fourth consecutive profitable year, and that its revenue grew 35 percent to more than $43 million....
11:14 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon To Light Up Five New LTE Markets Tomorrow
While AT&T may be hitting a few roadblocks on their path to 4G LTE expansion, Verizon LTE seems to be spreading like wildfire. It feels like just yesterday that Verizon rolled out 4G LTE service t...
11:06 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Remote DJing App PlayMySong Raises $350K Seed Round
Finnish startup PlayMySong, the crowdsourced music DJ'ing service that lets a store's customers remotely program the stereo, has just closed a round of seed funding totaling $350,000. The round was le...
10:55 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Should RIM Abandon Ship?
Pete Rojas published a thought-provoking piece about RIM and BlackBerry 10. He said, in short, that the Canadian company should wipe out Blackberry OS and run Android or Windows or, barring that, sell...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch At Apple Everything Is A Secret
Last year, the Steve Jobs biography was the best-selling book on Amazon. But there is another book about Apple coming out which isn't authorized that delves into the culture of secrecy at Apple. Insid...
10:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On. Adam Lashinsky: How Apple Really Works (TCTV)
After Walter Isaacson's magnum opus, do we really need yet another book about Apple? Yes, I think we do. Whereas Isaacson wrote the authorized biography of Jobs, the journalist and author Adam Lashins...
10:07 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Direct Deals Mobile Ad Marketplace Chartboost Expands To Asia
A month after its expansion to Android,Chartboost, thenewly launched(already profitable) direct deals mobile ad marketplace for game developers is expanding to Asia. Starting today, the company is rol...
09:36 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Flickr Joins SOPA Protest, Lets Users Black Out Photos
This morning, online photo sharing site Flickr joined the growing number of web companies protesting theSOPA and PIPA legislation, which now include Google, Wikipedia, Reddit, Mozilla, and others. For...
09:27 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch In Face Of Protests, Congressmen Begin To Abandon SOPA Ship
The online uproar against the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in Congress is already causing some in Washington to abandon the SOPA ship. A couple of co-sponsors of the bill are pulling their s...
09:18 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Citi Backs Gift Card Exchange Plastic Jungle
Plastic Jungle, which operates an online gift card marketplace, has received a strategic investment from Citi Ventures, Citigroup's investment arm. The size of the capital injection was not disclosed....
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Adzuna Raises New Funding To Make Job Ads Fully Social
Adzuna, a startup with something it calls the next-generation job search engine, has raised a round of funding from Index Ventures, The Accelerator Group and existing investors including Passion Capit...
09:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Eyeing Up Dish Network For Potential Acquisition?
Shortly before the AT&T/T-Mobile merger came to its ignominious end, Dish Network CEO Joseph Clayton casually expressed his interest in a partnership with T-Mobile as a means of bringing wireless ...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Pro Tip: Do Not Buy An iPad Made Of Clay
The story goes that at least ten customers were sold clay iPads over the holidays from Canadian electronic stores. These customers were sold what appeared to be sealed iPad 2s, but turned out to conta...
08:23 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Among New Smartphone Adopters, iOS Share Rises While Android Declines
Nielsen just released its latest numbers with regard to new smartphone owners, and it would seem that the iPhone (particularly the 4S) is quite popular among those migrating over to the smartphone seg...
08:23 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Ignition Leads $20M Round In Cloud Security And Identity Company Symplified
Symplified, which provides identity and access management tools for cloud applications, has raised $20 million in Series C funding led by Ignition Partners. Existing investor Allegis Capital, Granite ...
08:09 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Payments Company BilltoMobile Launches One-Click Checkout For The Mobile Web
Mobile payments companyBilltoMobile, which now has relationships with all four major carriers in the U.S. (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile), is today launching one-click processing for mobile w...
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Comcast Leads $5M Round In Subscription Service For Kids Activities Kiwi Crate
Kiwi Crate, a subscription service for kids activities, has raised $5 million in new funding led by Comcast Ventures with existing investors First Round Capital,Mayfield Fund, Felicis Ventures, Foreru...
07:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch South African VC Firm Debuts $200M US Fund, Invests $30M In The Jetstream
A South African venture capital firm by the name Quantum Capital Fund (QCF) this morning officially launched a $200 million fund in the United States. QCF's first investment in a US technology venture...
07:41 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch LabGuru Offers Project Management For Science People
Science People AKA Scientists need project management, too. At least that's what Macmillan, a major science publisher, thinks so they've created a new business unit, Digital Science to push their Base...
07:38 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch API Management Service Apigee Acquires Mobile Data Platform Usergrid
Apigee, a provider of API management products and services, which we've referred to in the past as a "Google Analytics for APIs" has acquired the mobile cloud platform Usergrid. For those unfamiliar, ...
07:25 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Web Services Introduces Web-Scale Database, DynamoDB
Amazon just added a new cloud computing service to its suite of Amazon Web Services, a distributed database called DynamoDB. Web applications can spike suddenly in demand or grow so big that they tax ...
07:24 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Data Storage Company Nexenta Scores $21 Million In Series C Funding
Data storage solutions provider Nexenta this morning announced that it has secured $21 million in Series C funding in a round led by new investor Menlo Ventures and joined by Sierra Ventures and Razor...
07:14 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Essay Due? Heres How To Access Wikipedia During The SOPA Blackout
As you can tell from the homepage, it's a sad, trying day for the internet. Many of our favorite sites like Reddit and Wikipedia have gone dark, leaving only an argument against SOPA on their homepage...
06:57 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Is Now Serving Up Ice Cream Sandwichs To The Xoom
Good news, Xoom owners. No, you're not getting a refund but rather the official Ice Cream Sandwich update should now be available for OTA downloading. This update replaces the Xoom's stock Honeycomb o...
06:39 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch NetLED: Japan Gets Cloud-Based, Smartphone-Compatible LED Lighting System
First, Japan got the world's first connected home garden device, and now it's time for Nippon to get the world's first cloud-based LED lighting system. Developed by Tokyo-based lighting tech startup N...
06:33 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Enterprise Performance Analytics Startup Tidemark Raises $24M From Redpoint, Andreessen Horowitz
Enterprise-focused cloud performance analytics company Tidemark, formerly known as Proferi, has raised $24 million in new funding led by Redpoint Ventures with existing investors Greylock Partners, An...
06:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Calling The World: Vox.io Just Might Be The Next Euro Startup Sensation
A European company by the name of Skype taught the world that enabling people to make free voice and video calls over the Internet would be an enticing offer to hundreds of millions of users, and make...
06:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch A Step Forward? Bertelsmann & Others Back $100 Million Venture Fund For Innovative Education
Just as (mobile) technology is bringing some exciting changes to the health industry, it's simultaneously over in the classroom trying to save education before it's too late. I'm not sure we're even c...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve
American Express is making a significant move in the expansion of its digital wallet, Serve to international markets today. The credit card company is announcing the first global partnership for Serve...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Alienware Releases The X51, A $699 Small Form Factor PC That Looks Like A Gaming Console
The Alienware line just got a little brother, its Mac Mini if you will. The X51 is the gaming company's smallest form factor desktop to date. But, since it's an Alienware, it still packs plenty of gam...
05:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch 6waves Lolapps Buys Mobile Games Developer Escalation Studios
Social gaming company 6waves Lolapps (6L) this morning announced its acquisition of Dallas-based Escalation Studios, a mobile games development firm.Three months ago, 6L already moved to buy Beijing-b...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Chegg Launches Mobile Reader For Online Textbooks
Having built, bought and partnered its way into the textbook distribution business, Chegg is launching a long-promised mobile web version today that lets readers easily read and mark up their textbook...
05:29 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Social, Mobile Gifting Service Wrapp Raises $5M From Greylock And Atomico To Launch In The US And UK
Wrapp, a social gifting service, has raised $5 million series A funding from Greylock Partners and Atomico, the VC firm formed by Niklas Zennstrm, co-founder of Skype, Kazaa and other companies. The s...
04:41 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Please Censor The Web America, The Rest Of Us Cant Wait
You might notice many of your favorite websites look different today. Wikipedia is down. Wordpress is dark. TechCrunch has adjusted it's homepage logo to look even weirder than usual. So whats the big...
04:19 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Ooyala Brings Free, Live Coverage Of The Australian Open To The Web (For The First Time)
Tennis anyone? You have to love this. Realtime event coverage startup Livestream recently brought commercial-free, streaming coverage of New Year's Eve in Times Square to the Web. If you caught more t...
02:57 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Ignite100 Showcases Nine Teams To Investors Heres A Quick Rundown
Nine teams from the new Ignite100 accelerator based in the North East of the UK, which launched with a 1m fund that invests up to 100k per team - are presenting to investors in London today. Here's a...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Another Castle
Here are some recent TechCrunch Gadgets posts: What Is A 3D Printer Good For? Stop-Motion Cartoons Featuring Princesses, Of Course! BMW DesignworksUSA, Thermaltake Team Up For The Level 10 M Mouse Kno...
10:40 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch The Day The LOLcats Died, A Song Against SOPA
Tomorrow, Wikipedia and Reddit go black. As people take to the streets to protest unfair piracy legislation, to the tune of Don McLean's 'American Pie', they'll be singing:Why, why are laws a thing yo...
09:59 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Accel Leads $52.5M Round In Cloud-Based Data Storage And Backup Company Code 42
Code 42 Software, a Minnesota-based online backup company for consumers, businesses and the enterprise, has raised $52.5 million in funding led by Accel Partners with participation from Split Rock Par...
09:11 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Triangle Startup Factory Re-Launches Accelerator; Promises $50K To Each Founding Team
Today, serial entrepreneurs and mentors Chris Heivly and Dave Neal are kicking off the re-launch of their North Carolina-based startup accelerator, Triangle Startup Factory, in the hopes of providing ...
08:01 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Turntable For Video Chill Turns Into Pinterest For Video, Sees 10 Sign Ups A Minute
Chill, a startup that started out Namesake and then morphed as a virtual environment for video watching, has performed the mother of all pivots (again) today, going from a Turntable for video to a Pin...
06:56 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch StartupPlays Offers An Affordable (Virtual) Alternative To Startup Accelerators
Founders and entrepreneurs are likely familiar with some of the more well-established startup incubators and accelerators out there, like Y Combinator, TechStars, 500 Startups, Founder Institute, Drea...
06:04 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch MPAA CEO Chris Dodd: Blackouts Turn Users Into Corporate Pawns
President and CEO of the Motion Pictures Association of America Chris Dodd has issued a strongly-worded statement regarding tomorrow's planned outages and protests relating to the SOPA and PIPA legisl...
05:27 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Reddits Alexis Ohanian On SOPA: The Fight Isnt Over
Supporters of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) may be on the run in the face of growing online protests, but SOPA and its Senate counterpart, PIPA, is not dead yet. "The fight isn't over," Reddit co-...
05:25 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 01.17.12 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang John Borthwick, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor on SOPA, Google +, and the End of Software Mayan 2012 Edition. Not one of my best efforts, but the Gang more than p...
05:12 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Codecademy and The White House Announce Code Summer Plus Youth Program
Today, Codecademy in conjunction with The White House announced a new program to educate the country's youth: Code Summer Plus. The announcement was made at an event held by Twilio and hosted by Unite...
05:12 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Codecademy and The White House Announce Code Summer+ Youth Program
Today, Codecademy in conjunction with The White House announced a new program to educate the country's underprivilegedanddisconnectedyouth: Code Summer+ . The announcement was made at an event he...
05:12 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Codecademy and The White House Announce Code Summer+ Youth Education Program
Today, Codecademy in conjunction with The White House announced a new program to educate the nation's underprivileged and disconnected youth: Code Summer+. The announcement was made at an event h...
04:30 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook In Brazil: A Big Ending To 2011 Finally Pushes It Past Orkut
First there were the stories about Facebook taking over your college campus, then it was your high school or workplace, then your country... now the stories are starting to be about how Facebook has u...
04:03 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch A Close Look At Samsung And Microsofts Surface 2.0 (AKA SUR40)
The Surface has been around since 2007, but the new and improved SUR40 is a much more usable device. Microsoft and Samsung were showing off the new touch-capable table in NYC today, and I was lucky en...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Money Ball for Medicine Business Models for Healthcare
Entrepreneurial epiphanies surface in random places. For Eric Page, it was watching Brad Pitts latest movie, Moneyball. The epiphany caused him to shift Amplify Healths business model from a provider ...
03:30 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Quora Launches An Off-Site Follow Button For Topics And People
Quora has joined the "Button" wars todaywith the launch of the Quora "Follow" button, created by Quora engineers Shu-Uesugi and Edmond-Lau. In the same vein as the Twitter "Follow" button, the Quora f...
03:22 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Jerry Yang Resigns From Yahoo
Yahoo just announced that co-founder Jerry Yang has resigned from its board of directors. "My time at Yahoo!, from its founding to the present, has encompassed some of the most exciting and rewarding ...
03:10 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Tomorrow Facebook Will Fill Your Timeline + Ticker With Shopping, Travel, and More Apps
In September at f8, Facebook announced partnerships with slew of companies who would develop Open Graph Timeline apps. Airbnb, Path, Ticketmaster, Payvment, Causes and 30 others all said they were onb...
03:10 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Today Facebook Will Fill Your Timeline + Ticker With Shopping, Travel, and More Apps
In September at f8, Facebook announced partnerships with a slew of companies who would develop Open Graph Timeline apps. Airbnb, Path, Ticketmaster, Payvment, Causes and 30 others all said they were o...
02:53 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Not Sold On The Bada-Tizen Merger Just Yet
I've long wondered what exactly Samsung would do with their homegrown Bada operating system, and for a little while there the answer seemed clear -- Samsung SVP Tae-jin Kang recently noted that Bada w...
02:52 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch SOPA Isnt Dead, Its Just Sleeping (Until February)
Oh, you thought SOPA was dead? That the riled rallying of the entire Internet, the blacking out of dozens of popular websites in protest, or the President himself coming out against the bill would be ...
02:20 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Study Reveals Facebook Is Not An Echo Chamber (For Some Values Of Echo Chamber)
Some of Facebook's scholars-in-residence have published an analysis of approximately 283 million Facebook users' sharing habits. The study, which has to do with the paths by which information is caugh...
02:16 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Lionsgate Sacrifices Abduction To Test Simultaneous FacebookDVD Release
When you're in charge of getting people to rent a move like Abduction, with its Metacritic score of 25 and a truly remarkable 4% on Rotten Tomatoes, what can you really do? The answer: whatever the he...
02:10 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch What Is A 3D Printer Good For? Stop-Motion Cartoons Featuring Princesses, Of Course!
Makerbot creator Bre Pettis and his musician friends from Scary Car made this cute little video featuring 3D printed action figures being created in (near) real-time and then discovering love. ...
12:49 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Readers Love Slides (And Other Stats From SlideShare)
Okay, it's official. TechCrunch readers love slides. We occasionally embed slideshows from SlideShare like the one below (which is filled with its 2011 zeitgeist stats). In 2011, TechCrunch generated ...
12:46 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Do We Need A GarageBand For Books?
My Dad used to take me to Long's Bookstore on the OSU campus when I was young - I'd say this was during the 1980s and very early 1990s although in my mind these afternoons spent on campus are tinged w...
12:32 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Yes, Google Will Protest SOPA on its Homepage
Tomorrow, Google's US homepage will include a link declaring its opposition to the Stop Online Privacy Act and the Protect IP Act. The news was reported on CNET and confirmed by Google in a statement ...
12:22 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch Try-Before-You-Buy Gadget Site YBUY Launches With $750K In Funding
Good news, gadget hounds! The new "try before you buy" subscription service called YBUY is exiting its public beta, backed by $750,000 in seed funding. The concept is simple, and should have major app...
12:07 am GMT - Wed, January 18, 2012
Techcrunch An Interview With DECEUltraViolet President Mitch Singer Goes Horribly Right
Our readers are probably familiar in passing with UltraViolet, a new content rights management system that is supposed to unify the rights architecture on the web, allowing cross-platform sharing and ...
11:42 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Study: Facebook Pages Shouldnt Post More Than 1x Every 3 hours
The average news feed post by a Facebook Page receives Likes and comments for 3 hours after being published. To maximize the engagement, impressions, and traffic driven by the news feed, Facebook Page...
11:33 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Trigger Gets $1M From SV Angel, Paul Graham And Others To Make Cross-Platform Mobile Development Effortless
Mobile development platform Trigger is announcing one million dollars in funding today, from way legit investors SV Angel, Paul Graham, Ron Conway, 500 Startups, Russ Siegelman, Steve Walske, RightVen...
11:18 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch DreamIt Ventures Launches First Israel-U.S. Accelerator
Startup incubatorDreamIt Venturesis announcing the first Israel-U.S. accelerator, which will help up to five Israeli startups expand into the U.S. market through DreamIt's NYC 2012 program. The new pr...
11:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Aviary Launches Major Upgrade To SDK, Now Powering 10 Million Photo Edits Per Month
Aviary, the company that makes it easy for mobile developers to integrate image editing into their apps, has a major launch today: they're introducing an overhauled version of their mobile SDK that's ...
10:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Bionic Panda Builds A Social Gaming Business On Android, Raises Funding From Top Investors
If you're trying to build a mobile game for the hardcore crowd, you're going to want things likeat least moderately elaborate graphics... you'll probably choose to build on iOS first.But if you're try...
10:08 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch HTC And Sprint Working On Software Updates That Remove Carrier IQ
Most of the furor surrounding the Carrier IQ diagnostic software has wound down by now, but that doesn't mean that the companies involved have already forgotten. HTC has confirmed to The Verge that th...
10:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Science Data Sharing Site figshare Relaunches, Adds Features
figshare, originally launched in January 2011, is re-launching today with some new features. figshare aims to be a repository for scientific figures, raw datasets, videos and more. The retooled servic...
10:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch With Focus On International Expansion, Airbnb Comes To Android And Revamps Mobile Web Offerings
After about a year of being iPhone only, the Airbnb app comes to Android this morning alongside a complete revamp of the Airbnb mobile features.With over 500K downloads and 125k active users on iOS, a...
09:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch comScore Publishes December 2011 U.S. Online Video Rankings; Facebook Slips
Audience measurement firm comScore has just released its U.S. online video rankings for December 2011. There are few surprises: Google's YouTube is still king of the hill, while VEVO remains firmly in...
09:23 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Clmate: Put Down Your Smartphone To Feel Better
A study by the British Psychological Society found a link between stress levels and the number of times a person picks up their smartphone to check messages and mails. As an addict, I can completely a...
09:22 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Reuters Launches TV Channel, Bringing 10 New & Original Shows To YouTube
The move to bring original programming to the web continues to heat up this week, with today's announcement of Reuters TV, a new YouTube channel featuring ten new commentary and analysis shows from th...
09:22 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Reuters Launches Web TV Channel, Bringing 10 New & Original Shows To YouTube
The move to bring original programming to the web continues to heat up this week, with today's announcement of Reuters TV, a new YouTube channel featuring ten new commentary and analysis shows from th...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch LA-Based Incubator Amplify Debuts Five New Startups
Amplify, a recently launched LA-based startup accelerator is announcing its first set of startups today. As we reported in December, the accelerator, which is being managed by Paul Bricault and Richar...
07:51 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch ZTE Plans Huge Smartphone Push Into China, U.S.
We often forget about ZTE here in the states since the company does most of its operations outside of our home turf. Still, we shouldn't forget that the company ranks fourth in the world in terms of h...
07:44 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch BMW DesignworksUSA, Thermaltake Team Up For The Level 10 M Mouse
The Level 10 brand is back with the M Mouse. BMW Designworks and Thermaltake joined forces again for another unconventional PC peripheral. The two teamed up previously for the spectacular (and expensi...
07:42 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch InMobi: Smartphone Ad Impressions Up 488% In 2011, Tablets Up 771%
Independent mobile ad network InMobi has released its Mobile Market 2011 Review report today, finding significant growth in mobile advertising over the past year, with global smartphone impressions up...
07:36 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Location, Location, Location: MIT Builds A Bracelet That Controls The Office Thermostat
The WristQue may look like one of those cloth bracelets worn by old soul Sophomores who spent a semester in Prague and came back with dredlocks and an absinthe fetish, but it's not. It's actually a pe...
07:33 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch CliqSearch Releases New Social Search App In Beta, Raises $840,000
Is there room for another social search site? A group of Philadelphia-based angel investors seems to think there is, and have collectively injected $840,000 into CliqSearch, a new Web application tha...
07:08 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch RIM To Release 7-Inch And 10-Inch PlayBooks This Year?
At the beginning of 2011, RIM was doing fine. The company still started the year with a relatively high market share in the smartphone arena, even though Android and iOS were growing rapidly. Then the...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Bessemer Leads $21M Round In Cloud-Based Email Delivery And Management Service SendGrid
SendGrid, an email delivery and management service, has raised $21 million in Series B funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Existing investors Foundry Group, Highway 12 Ventures, SoftTechVC, 500 ...
06:52 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Rockers One Like Son Record Full Album Using Only iPhones
In August, I remember seeing YouTube links for the band One Like Son, who recorded an entire song using only their iPhonesand a few iPhone peripherals (in addition to their instruments and drum progra...
06:47 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch The Sony MicroVault Mach Flash Drives Uses USB 3.0 For SuperSpeed Transfers
Sometimes you just need a file transferred onto a flash drive quickly. Enter The Sony MicroVault Mach. These boys are fast. Some would say SuperSpeed fast....
06:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Kno Adds New Features To Smart Textbooks In Attempt To Head Off Apple
Kno might be in a world of hurt come Thursday. That's the day Apple is said to commence its assault on the textbook industry. Even if it's mostly hype, any current textbook alternative companies (like...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch AllTrails Partners With National Geographic, Launches Redesigned, Co-branded Website
AllTrails, the AngelPad and 500 Startups-backed company working to build the most comprehensive database of hiking, biking and camping trails around the world, is announcing a major partnership today ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Coliloquy Makes Romance E-Books A Two-Way Conversation
Right now, most e-books look an awful lot like their print counterparts, but startups like just-launched Coliloquy want to change that. In the past few months, other companies like Findings, Readmill,...
05:47 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch AppDynamics Lands $20M From KPCB, Others For Application Performance Management Solutions
AppDynamics, which specializes in application performance management (APM) solutions for high-maintenance Web apps, has raised $20 million in funding in a Series C round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufiel...
05:29 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Former First Round Capital VC Charlie ODonnell Launches New Brooklyn-Based Venture Firm
A new venture firm is launching in Silicon Alley today. VC Charlie ODonnell, who has worked as at both First Round Capital and Union Square Ventures, is launching his own venture firm today, New York-...
05:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch ARROWS F-07D: Fujitsus Android Phone Is Waterproof And 6.7mm Thin, Comes With 4-Inch OLED
The Infobar C01 from yesterday was a bit too much for you? Not to worry, Japan still produces "ordinary" Android phones: Fujitsu's ARROWS F-07D [JP], which mobile carrier NTT Docomo plans to start se...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch SocialRent Reduces Your Apartment Search Headaches
If you've ever tried to find an apartment with your friends, you've probably had a moment where you thought that there has to be something better than sites like Craigslist. A new startup called Socia...
04:08 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Scratch Shield: Nissan Introduces Worlds First Self-Healing iPhone Case
An iPhone case from Nissan? As you can imagine, it would make no sense for the automaker to develop an ordinary case, and the so-called Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone Case is actually special. According...
04:07 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Cyber Security Startup AlienVault Nabs Seven Senior HP Security Execs
In September 2010, HP acquired Fortify Software for what Forbes reported was about $265 million and was later folded into HP's Software Division. Founded in 2003, Fortify makes products and services d...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Surface Cut
Here are some recent posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: The Surface 2.0 From Microsoft And Samsung Ships At Last PrimeSense Demos A Gesture-Based Next-Gen TV Interface INFOBAR C01: Japans Newest (And Most C...
12:23 pm GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch A Fantasy App Store? CBS Sports To Launch First Open Platform For Fantasy Sports
Fantasy sports, just like everything else, have also been making the transition to mobile, with news aggregating apps turning to fantasy sports (a la Taptu, Evri, and more). But few of the big media p...
09:41 am GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Partner, Investor: Japans Top Social Network Mixi Backs Video Startup ShortForm
Back in March of last year, we wrote about how video curation seemed to be growing up, or at least taking some strides forward. Its progress being evidenced in part by a young startup called ShortForm...
07:32 am GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Want To Build A Startup? Entrepreneurs & App Developers Are Going B2B
You may have heard someone say, or said yourself: "I want to build a business, what should I focus on?" Obviously, the possible answers are nearly infinite. Steve Poland wrote a great post in December...
06:07 am GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Splash.FM: A Music Discovery Social Network That Scores How Hip You Are
Oh, you liked that band since before they were cool? Now you can prove it with Splash.FM. Launching in private beta today, the music social network lets you share songs and raise your Splash score whe...
05:08 am GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch CloudFlare Builds Stop Censorship App, Lets Sites Easily Black Out Against SOPA
Whatever position you may take on SOPA, or on whether or not sites should black out against SOPA (Yes it has come to this), the issue has reached a boiling point today with sites like Wikipedia and Re...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch CES 2012: Graphing The Tweets
As I noted earlier this week, I'm not a fan of all of the "Company X Won CES!" jibberjabber that goes on around this time of year. It's posturing for the sake of posturing, with the "winner" generally...
04:06 am GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Technology Is Transforming The Health Industry, But To What Extent?
Technology is in the process of bringing change to every piece of the health industry -- wellness, fitness, healthcare, medicine -- you name it. And as it always seems with introduction of new technol...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Accel Leads $10M Round In European Airbnb For Car Ride-Sharing, BlablaCar
BlablaCar, a European carpooling marketplace that connects any driver who has empty seats with paying passengers, has raised $10 million from Accel Partners and existing investors ISAI and Cabiedes &#...
02:04 am GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Want To Startup In A Really Cool Coffee Shop? Apply To io Ventures (Deadline Today)
i/o Ventures, the SF startup incubator that lives on the top floor of The Summit space in the Mission, is accepting applications for its February 2012 cohort. Are you a master procrastinator? Well, yo...
02:02 am GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Advertising Report: Facebook Now Earns 23% More Per Impression Than In Q1 2011
Facebook is making significantly more money per ad now, charging 23% more per 1000 impressions than at the start of 2011. There are still cheap ad clicks to be had on Facebook -- you just have to keep...
01:55 am GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch GroupShot Launches Impressive Face-Swapping, Photo Editing App For iPhone
Remember whenMicrosoft rolled out Photo Fuse,the crazy feature in its Windows Live Photos product that let you swap people's heads around in in your photos order to get the perfect shot? Well, now the...
01:43 am GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Wikipedia Will Go Dark On January 18 To Protest SOPA And PIPA
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales wanted to send a "big message" to the U.S. government regarding the two heinous internet censorship bills currently being considered, and after a brief period of debate the wor...
01:35 am GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch The Surface 2.0 From Microsoft And Samsung Ships At Last
If you're wondering why we didn't stop by to test out the Samsung SUR40 touch-table, AKA the Surface 2.0, during CES, there's a good reason: we did that last year. The device, while impressive, isn't ...
01:26 am GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Kite-Like Turbines Harness Wind Power At Altitude
Flying a kite to produce power may conjure up images of Ben Franklin, who sought to prove lightning was electric. Makani Power releases turbine blades into the air, seeking to harness wind energy at h...
12:07 am GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch PrimeSense Demos A Gesture-Based Next-Gen TV Interface
We've all seen the Kinect, or at least heard about its wonders. Well, the same company that hooked up Microsoft during "Project Natal" development has showed off some pretty wonderful technology at CE...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, January 17, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft To ARM Win8 Tablet Makers: No Dual Boot For You
This may seem a bit of inside baseball, but it's a fairly interesting fact for folks looking forward to thin-and-light Win8 devices running ARM chips rather than Intel. According Computer World, devic...
11:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Instant Messaging Service Imo.im Launches Real-Time Social Network
Imo.im, which you probably know as the multi-platform free instant messaging product for the web and mobile devices is launching its own real-time social network today. For now, the network is only ac...
11:50 pm GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch TC Alum Sarah Lacy Launches New Tech Blog, PandoDaily
In case you hadn't noticed, the state of technology reporting isn't exactly refreshing these days. There's a lot of the same news getting rehashed over and over. There's a lot of interesting stuff tha...
10:28 pm GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Young Polling Startup Pollbob Acquires Older Site Misterpoll
Pollbob, a small, three-person polling startup from New Orleans' The Idea Village accelerator has just acquired the older polling site Misterpoll. Prior to the acquisition, which closed on Friday, Pol...
10:25 pm GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Agile Project Management Software Swift-Kanban Aims To Help Organizations Get Lean
Digit, a company that develops lean/agile application life-cycle management products, is announcing that it is offering its Lean/Agile Project Management software Swift-Kanban for free to non-profits....
10:03 pm GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Uberlife The Next Foursquare, But For Future Real-world Meetups?
I've been fascinated by social mobile location services since at least 2006 when, three years before Foursquare and year after Google acquired Dodgeball, a UK entrepreneur created BuddyPing, now sadly...
09:37 pm GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Wimm Labs VP Tim Twerdahl Shows Off The Android-Powered Wimm One Smart Watch
There are plenty of smart watches out there in the world. The iPod Nano doubles as one, and the new MotoACTV watch is a pretty solid offering, as well. But over at Wimm Labs, they're taking the concep...
09:24 pm GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Viewsonic VP Mike Holstein Demos New Android, Windows Tablets
When I think of tablets, I think of the usual suspects -- Apple, Motorola, Asus, HTC, and the like. Viewsonic never really comes to mind, but that hasn't stopped them from pushing out their own tablet...
08:38 pm GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Our Favorite CES 2012 Interviews, Videos And Events
CES was a blast this year. It was the best show in recent memory. Everyone from the press to vendors were upbeat and seemingly truly happy to be there. Attendance was up. The show was the largest ever...
08:37 pm GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Hulu To Debut Its First Original Scripted Show Battleground Next Month
Hulu is launching its first-ever original scripted series with its 13-episode order of Battleground, a political comedy following the campaign trail of a third-place candidate inWisconsinangling for a...
08:29 pm GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Ooma CEO Eric Stang Shows Off The New HD2 VoIP Handset
At CES 2012, there are quite a few products that would totally change the way you do things (or at least save you some money) that just don't get enough coverage. We reported on Ooma's new HD2 VoIP ha...
08:16 pm GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Symantec Buys Cloud-Based Email Archiving Company LiveOffice For $115M
Security and storage giant Symantec has announced the acquisition of cloud email archiving company LiveOffice. The acquisition price was $115 million.LiveOffice is a SaaS provider of email archiving, ...
08:04 pm GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch TinyProj Shuts Down, Users Sent To TechStars Grad GroupTalent Instead
TinyProj, a project marketplace started by Forrst founder Kyle Bragger is shutting down. All 8,300 of the service'sregistered developers and designers who used the site to find project-based work will...
07:19 pm GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra Joins Salesforce As EVP Of Emerging Markets
CRM and cloud giant Salesforce has announced a key hire todayformer U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra. Kundra has joined the company as executive vice president of emerging markets.Kundra jo...
07:16 pm GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Atlassians 2011 Revenues Were $102 Million With No Sales People
One of the fastest growing enterprise software companies is Sydney-based Atlassian, which makes product management software for software development. CEO Scott Farquhar and president Jay Simons were i...
07:08 pm GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Dropcam CEO Greg Duffy On Getting Into Hardware: Dont Ship Before Its Ready
If you were paying attention last week, you can probably surmise that we have about a billion hours worth of footage to process from last week's CES International show. There's live streaming coverage...
05:19 pm GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Ex-TechCruncher Launches Semantic Q&A Service Beepl
Beepl is a questions and answers service, which launches today. Co-founder/CEO and ex-TechCrunch blogger Steve OHear actually left TC to do this startup is convinced that Beepl can take on the the so-...
05:11 pm GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Brainient Raises $1.8 Million To Scale Video Ad Performance Platform
We've been watching online video advertising startup Brainient for a little while, given that the online video market looked poised for a lot of growth. Just how much growth was revealed at CES last w...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Gadgets Week in Review: To Go
Here are some of the past week’s posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: IK Multimedia Adds MIC Cast, STOMP and MIX to their iRig Line TC/Gadgets Interview: Up Close With The Lytro LG Styler Refreshes Your...
12:56 pm GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Weve Become A Nation Of Phone Starers
The signs are all there: Essays that insist that incessant phone staring at dinner is the wave of the future, New Yorkercartoonspainfully highlighting the phone-fixated state of socialization today, t...
12:40 pm GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch INFOBAR C01: Japans Newest (And Most Colorful) Android Phone
Japan's mobile landscape is currently in the midst of an Android revolution, and today KDDI au (the country's second biggest carrier) announced another 5 smartphones with that OS on board for the loca...
07:42 am GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Zappos Suffers Security Breach; Customer Emails And Passwords Affected
It appears that Zappos was the victim of a cyber attack today from a hacker who gained access to the company's internal network through the company's servers in Kentucky. While specifics of the attack...
06:45 am GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Some Key Social Media Trends To Look For In 2012
In 2011, social media had its share of growing pains. Large brands and corporations took to social media in force to try to find footing in this expanding medium. Some brands found success, while othe...
06:01 am GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch The Winners And Losers Of CES 2012
CES 2012 has come and gone, and it's time for the inevitable summary and think pieces on the directions the industry is heading, the highlights of the show, and so on. We'll also be posting some inter...
04:30 am GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Can Technology Transform Education Before Its Too Late?
As technology continues its march toward the Singularity, transforming the way we work, socialize and play at an increasing rate, there is one very important aspect of American society that lags behin...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Online Marketplace For Designer Fashion Boutiques FarFetch Raises $18M From Index Ventures
FarFetch, and online marketplace for independent fashion boutiques, has raised $18 million in funding from Index Ventures, eVenture Capital Partners and existing investor Advent Venture Partners. This...
03:39 am GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Game Design: How Evil Monkeys Chased Temple Run To App Store #1
This is the story of how a husband and wife team designed a game with more daily active users than anything by Zynga. Now the #1 free iOS game, Imangi Studios reveals its Temple Run has hit 20 million...
03:20 am GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Getting Internet Freedom Straight
What is Internet freedom? The United States government has an Internet freedom agenda, complete with speeches by the Secretary of State and millions of dollars in program funding. A key United Nation...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, January 16, 2012
Techcrunch Will We Need Teachers Or Algorithms?
In my last post, I argued that software will take over many of the tasks doctors do today.And what of education? We find a very similar story of what the popular and incredibly funny! TED speaker Si...
10:50 pm GMT - Sun, January 15, 2012
Techcrunch Lost And Found In The Paneldome: The iRiffPort
We get mailed a lot of stuff at TechCrunch and sometimes a good item will slip through the cracks. This iRiffPort has been sitting in my pile of gear since it came out in October. I wrote a review. Sh...
08:03 pm GMT - Sun, January 15, 2012
Techcrunch The New Political Battleground: Your Social Network
I have a stark fact to share with the majority of registered voters in the United States: your vote is worthless. Yes, thats rightworthless.Due to the winner take all nature of this countrys Electoral...
07:25 pm GMT - Sun, January 15, 2012
Techcrunch Things Entrepreneurs Should Avoid When Raising Capital
Alright, in my last post I argued that bootstrapping is just as over-rated as raising venture capital. But for those who decide to pursue fundraising, here are some things entrepreneurs should avoid w...
12:09 pm GMT - Sun, January 15, 2012
Techcrunch SOPA Supporters On The Run
Support in Washington for the SOPA anti-piracy bill in Congress (and its Senate equivalent, PIPA), is waning. After weeks of mounting uproar online, Congressional leaders started backpedaling last wee...
09:29 am GMT - Sun, January 15, 2012
Techcrunch The Seductive Danger Of Half Measures
In the wide world of startups, we mostly like to think of ourselves as go-getters, ass kickers, "in all the way" sorts. We also like to think of ourselves as iterators, tinkerers, rapid iterators who ...
05:56 am GMT - Sun, January 15, 2012
Techcrunch Liveblogging Platform CoverItLive Hacked
CoverItLive, the Demand Media-owned liveblogging platform used by many outlets to cover major events in real time, has just alerted their users of a potential data compromise....
01:00 am GMT - Sun, January 15, 2012
Techcrunch A City Is A Startup: The Rise Of The Mayor-Entrepreneur
On stage at last month's Le Web conference Shervin Pishevar, a Managing Director at Menlo Ventures, stated "The World is a Startup." It's an interesting perspective and I think what's true for the wor...
12:11 am GMT - Sun, January 15, 2012
Techcrunch OK, MG, I Take It Back
A few weeks ago, I wrote: A couple weeks ago, MG wrote: Android development itself remains a huge pain in the ass. I hear this again, and again, and again. Which took me a bit aback. Ive developed num...
11:54 pm GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch The DC Taxi Commissioners Attacks On Uber Have Gotten Even More Ridiculous
Private car service Uber entered Washington, DC a month ago and has loaded up lots of local support. But now it has hit a regulatory traffic jam. Taxi Commissioner Ron Linton personally led a sting ye...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch How To Start Smart: The Five Things To Know When Approaching An Incubator
Incubators are playing an increasingly vital role in acquiring meaningful investment for first-time entrepreneurs. TechCrunch reported that elite accelerators like Y Combinator receive on average one ...
10:31 pm GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch 5 Ways For Startups To Grow Their Brands On Twitter
Last week I began an effort to answer the questions I get asked most frequently by entrepreneurs, starting with how to create an early-stage pitch deck. Today, I address a topic as relevant for early ...
08:21 pm GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch 9 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs to Learn From Woody Allen
I hate Woody Allen. Heres why. Because if youre Jewish and a little neurotic then it has become a clich that nerdy neurotic Jewish people describe themselves as Woody Allen-esque thinking it will attr...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Into The White
Here are some of yesterday’s Gadgets posts: Hands-On With Blue Microphones 2012 Lineup Health Sensors Are Everywhere: Up Close With Striiv And Fitbit LG Styler Refreshes Your Stinky, Wrinkly Clo...
10:19 am GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch Tech News Can Be So Dramatic
So I tend to think of news in this industry as falling into two basic categories 1) Boring as fuck 2) So hyper-dramatic I feel like I need to take a ton of anti-anxiety medication just to read Techmem...
05:36 am GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch WalkScore Raises $2M To Rate The Walkability Of Potential Housing
You might have seen the subtle brag at the bottom of Craigslist apartment searchposts -- WalkScore 99! WalkScore 100! WalkScore 85! Well, why should you care about whatever a WalkScore is? Because the...
05:19 am GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch ITC Sides With Motorola In Key Apple Patent Suit
Back in fall 2010, Apple filed suit against Motorola alleging that the company was violating several of its patents with its flagship line of Droid smartphones, all of which run Android. The case was ...
05:14 am GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch Putting The Google-Is-Ripping-Off-A-Kenyan-Startup Story In Perspective
When you think about what Google, the 32,000-employee search engine conglomerate, is strategically focused on these days, here's one thing that doesn't come to mind: an initiative to get more Kenyan b...
04:29 am GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch LG Styler Refreshes Your Stinky, Wrinkly Clothes With Steam
If you needed any more proof that the future is already upon us, take a gander at the LG Styler. It looks like a refrigerator at first glance, but opening the door reveals that it isn't meant for food...
04:24 am GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch Droid RAZR MAXX To Launch On January 26th?
While there wasn't much to say about the recently announced Droid RAZR MAXX to begin with (it's essentially the Droid RAZR with a bigger battery and more storage), Motorola and Verizon decided to leav...
03:53 am GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch A Million Developers On A Million Keyboards: Ecosystems Require R&D Density
Walking around CES this week it's easy to see the future: just look at the components being sold in the nether regions of the show. These include specific things - Bluetooth powered electrical cords, ...
03:04 am GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch All The Little (But Awesome) Things You Definitely Missed At CES
It's true. CES is out of control. I have no reference point since this was my first visit, but from the first second you disembark the monorail and look down over the sprawling campus of the LVCC, you...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch Bloomberg: iPad 3 To Have Quad-Core CPU, LTE, High-Def Screen
You've just got to love the timing. First, Apple announces their education-focused media event smack dab in the middle of CES. Now, just as CES is winding down, Bloomberg has "three people familiar wi...
02:31 am GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With Blue Microphones 2012 Lineup
Blue Mics showed up to CES 2012 with three swanky mics. No, really. They look great but that's because Blue Mics knows how to make a good looking mic. Brian Biggott, Blue Mics' CTO, sat down with me o...
02:12 am GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch Not At Any Price: Twitter Denied Data To Google And Bet On Itself
If Twitter continued to sell its firehose to Google, fewer searches would occur on Twitter's internal search engine where the microblog platform can serve its own ads. That's why sources familiar with...
02:04 am GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With The LG Spectrum: So Last Year
Here at CES 2012, phones are a bit in short supply. At least, new phones are. LG is one of the few companies to officially announce a new smartphone at the show, and I have to say it's one of the best...
01:27 am GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Releases List Of Its Suppliers, Discloses Labor Violations
Apple has, for the very first time, released a report of its suppliers. There are 156 suppliers listed in the PDF the company published (available here), including big names like Sony, Intel, Samsung ...
01:22 am GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan Shows Us Project Fiona And The Blade Notebook
We couldn't go to CES and not see what Razer had on display, and fortunately, CEO Min-Liang Tan was on hand to take us on a quick tour through the company's booth. In between talking about the company...
01:17 am GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch With SimpleGeos Shutdown Imminent, Parse Swoops In With A Life Preserver
Yesterday Urban Airship announced that it would be shutting down SimpleGeo on March 31 2012, only a few months after acquiring the company for around $3.5 million. The news irked plenty of developers ...
01:15 am GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Gadgets Finale: Hands On With The Terrifying Parrot AR Drone 2
In our last TechCrunch Gadgets Webcast on the CES 2012 show floor, we interviewed Henri Seydoux, CEO of Parrot. We had the opportunity to watch the drone in action - it was wildly terrifying having th...
01:09 am GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch Ari Emanuel Told Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway That Hell Help Them Fight SOPA
During the Q&A of a press conference for the SFCiti initiative, investor Ron Conway told a pretty interesting story about a meeting he had yesterday with William Morris CEO Ari Emanuel and Mark An...
12:40 am GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch ESPN Feels Lonely: A Chat Regarding ESPNs Role In The Baren 3D Landscape
ESPN, the Worldwide Leader In Tim Tebow news, attended CES this year in the name of 3D TV. The network is fully committed to providing content in 3D and in fact hosted a live boxing match here at CES,...
12:40 am GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch ESPN Feels Lonely: A Chat Regarding ESPNs Role In The Barren 3D Landscape
ESPN, the Worldwide Leader In Tim Tebow news, attended CES this year in the name of 3D TV. The network is fully committed to providing content in 3D and in fact hosted a live boxing match here at CES,...
12:09 am GMT - Sat, January 14, 2012
Techcrunch Updated: Ashton Kutcher Invests In Gidsy, An Airbnb For Travel Experiences
Various German media outlets are reporting that Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher, has invested once again in a startup in Berlin, after doing so with SoundCloud and Amen. What is it with Ashton and Berli...
11:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch 4Mads Launches New Adtech Startup For DIY Online & Mobile Ads
San Francisco-based 4Mads is a new, angel-funded startup in the adtech space which allows SMB's and local brands the ability to create both online and mobile rich media ads. The service, which has bee...
11:39 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On People Power: The App That Will Power The Future
Ed Schmit's AT&T Developer Program was busy this week at CES. Not only did they run an innovative Hackathon, but they also announced the winner of their $20,000 Power the Future competition, a six...
10:56 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Plan to Make Android Beautiful: Carrots And Sticks
Yesterday Google unveiled Android Design, a very nicely done (and sorely need) portal that instructs third-party developers on how they should go about designing their applications, both in terms of m...
10:52 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch iClouds App Search Engine: A First Step To A Cloud-Enabled Phone
Apple has built a search engine for apps. It's called iCloud - or more technically, it's one aspect of the overall iCloud service. Using it, you can search through every app you have installed on your...
10:51 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Health Sensors Are Everywhere: Up Close With Striiv And Fitbit
This was the year of the sensors. From Fitbit's new Aria Wi-Fi scale to the Basis sports watch, I saw more devices to keep you healthy and lean than ever. I sat down with the folks from Fitbit and Str...
10:36 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch December Presents: Record Traffic For Social Interest Sites Tumblr And Pinterest
One of the most interesting findings of comScore's 2011 social networking report was the surge in sites designed around users' interests, not necessarily real-life social circles. The web measurement ...
10:28 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Smart TVs: How Do They Work?
Smart TVs were everywhere at CES. I must have seen two hundred of them while I was there. I could report on specs, resolution or 3D screens, but really, I am more curious about that word smart than I ...
09:12 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Scrollsy Is A Scrollable, Pinterest-Like Version Of Etsy
Remember Jonathan Bouman, the young, Netherlands-based developer who brought us the awesome creation that is Scrolldit, a scrollable version of Reddit? Well, he's back. And this time, he's made a scro...
09:06 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch SAP Touts Best Results In Company History; Quarterly Sales Up 11 Percent To $5.7B
Enterprise application software giant SAP is touting its best ever full-year and fourth quarter performance, beating its expectations for the quarter. The company published initial numbers for its res...
08:24 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Source Code Marketplace Binpress Adds Github Integration
Source code marketplace Binpress is now offering integration with the popular file repositoryGithub. According to Binpress CEO Adam Benayoun, this move will allow developers to import their open-sourc...
08:07 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Attention Future Media Moguls: We Are Looking For A Killer COO
One of the best jobs in media just opened up: running TechCrunch's business and AOL's other technology properties (Engadget, Joystiq, and The Unofficial Apple Weblog). AOL is hiring a COO to lead all ...
08:03 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise Data Software Company Splunk Files For $125M IPO
Splunk, an enterprise data company; has filed its S-1 to go public. In the offering, Splunk aims to raises as much as $125 million. The company will list under the symbol "SPLK."Splunk is a provider o...
06:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Fab.com Acquires Indie Fashion Marketplace FashionStake
Fab.com, the incredibly fast-growing marketplace for all things design, has made its first acquisition after raising over $50 million in venture capital. The company this morning announced that it has...
06:46 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Cupidtino, The Dating Site For Apple Fans, Releases iPhone App
It was with a strange mix of amusement and horror that I learned about the existence of an online dating service specifically for Apple fanboys and girls almost two years ago.But, Cupidtino is still a...
05:51 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Patent Troll Buys ADAPTIX (And Its 4G Technology Patents) For $160M
The 4G wireless technology space is heating up, so expect vultures. Acacia Research Corporation, a massive patent holding group with dozens of subsidiaries in the business of exploiting intellectual p...
05:12 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Facing Another PR Disaster: Google Accused Of Fraudulently Undermining A Kenyan Startup
Google, what were you thinking?, asks Kenyan startup Mocality, which operates the country's largest online business directory. Mocality is accusing Google of knowingly engaging in fraudulent behavior ...
05:12 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch [Updated] Facing Another PR Disaster: Google Accused Of Fraudulently Undermining A Kenyan Startup
Google, what were you thinking?, asks Kenyan startup Mocality, which operates the country's largest online business directory. Mocality is accusing Google of knowingly engaging in fraudulent behavior ...
05:05 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Hate When Companies Dont Provide Feedback On Job Applications? StartWire Is For You.
If you've ever been on the job search, you know how frustrating and time consuming it is to manage the process. (If not, just ask one of the more than 13 million people in the U.S. currently there.) Y...
03:23 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Fujitsu Japan Rolls Out 2 Girls-Only Cell Phones
Do women need special cell phones? Certain companies, such as Deutsche Telekom or Samsung, seem to think so. Now Fujitsu Japan is ready to roll out [JP] not one but two handsets specifically designed ...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Make or Break
Here are some recent posts from TechCrunch Gadgets: Bre Pettis Of Makerbot: The Future Is Already Here EV Mini Sport: Mini Electric Sports Car From Japan (Video) Eyes On: The Nokia Lumia 900 A Firesid...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Ron Conway, Mayor Lee And Heather Harde Launch sfCITI, Want To Keep SF At The Forefront Of Tech
At a press conference tomorrow at San Francisco's Founders Den, newly elected Mayor Ed Lee will be announcing sfCITI (San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology & Innovation), a set of tech ...
10:23 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Anthony Ha Joins TechCrunch
Blogging is still a relatively young part of the media industry. But already there are a cadre of professional reporters who cut their teeth blogging, who are used to the pace and get an adrenaline ru...
10:01 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Pitch Now: Intel Awarding Young Entrepreneurs With $100K For Whizbang Business Ideas
Intel knows a thing or two about technology and innovation. Hey, that's why they hired Will.i.am as "director of creative innovation". (Wink.) Really, in the same way that it's catalyzed change in th...
07:19 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch MySpace Isnt Dead In The US, Its Just Getting Closer To Zero Users As Twitter, G+ Grow
If you look at just one month of data, you'll see thatMyspace still has users. That's the good news for the aging social network. The bad news is that it has kept losing them through its many executiv...
07:16 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Study: 80% Say Social Networks Had No Influence On Holiday Shopping Decisions
Social networks could one day revolutionize how we get shopping recommendations, but not yet. Instead, tablets are causing the biggest shakeup in ecommerce. 80.2% of 1000 holiday shoppers said no,pers...
07:16 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Survey: 80% Say Social Networks Had No Influence On Holiday Shopping Decisions
Social networks could one day revolutionize how we get shopping recommendations, but not yet. Instead, tablets are causing the biggest shakeup in ecommerce. 80.2% of 1000 holiday shoppers said no,pers...
06:09 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Urban Airship To Shutter SimpleGeo Services In March, With Factual Picking Up The Slack
Urban Airship acquired SimpleGeo at the end of October for approximately $3.5 million. Considering that the two startups had some months before struck a strategic partnership, and both provide locatio...
04:52 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch CES: A Wonderful Example Of Not Knowing When To Stop
From a great distance, a massive waterfall is a beautiful thing. From a lesser distance, it's deafening. Directly beneath it, it'll crush your bones to salt.Each year, we make our voyage through the w...
04:44 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch The Last TechCrunch Gadgets Live CES Podcast Is Going Live At 4PM
Our coverage of CES is coming to a close, and we're finishing it off with a third and final video podcast from the show floor. We've got some really great stuff to give away, both for viewers and our ...
04:19 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Eyes On: The Nokia Lumia 900
Ah, so close yet so far. Nokia's new flagship Lumia 900 handset was on display here at CES 2012, and though we couldn't quite get our hands on it, we did the next best thing -- we shot some video....
03:56 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Its 10pm And You Need A HDMI Cable No Problem This Week in Vegas
TechCrunch TV is using a LiveU mobile pack provided by our partner Ustream for our live streaming coverage from CES. Our camera connects to the pack via a HDMI connector cable. But at the end of our ...
03:43 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch A Fireside Chat With Boxees Avner Ronen On The State Of Boxee And Smart TVs
Boxee is one of the rare success stories of a software company making the leap to consumer electronics. The formula is simple: a clear message combined with a solid product. Having smart and passionat...
03:35 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Turntable.fm Founder Says Hes Flattered By Facebook Listen With, But Theyre Different
"I'm flattered Facebook was inspired byturntable.fmand created a listen together feature" says Founder Billy Chasen about Facebook's newsynchronousmusic listening and chat feature Listen With. "I look...
03:34 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Compete Against Other Players Learning To Code With Treehouses Code Race
As part of the ongoing trend of coding literacy among a more mainstream audience, Treehouse, a startup that teaches people how to program online has developed Code Racer, a game that teaches people ho...
03:12 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Scores Another EA Exec, Interactive Head Barry Cottle
Zynga has already hired quite a few senior leaders out of rival Electronic Arts, and today the evisceration continues with one of its biggest hires yet: EA Interactive executive vice president Barry C...
03:08 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Hulus 2011 Revenue Grew 60 Percent To $420M, Will Invest $500M In Content This Year
Hulu CEO Jason Kilar just posted a recap of the online content business in 2011, and revealed that Hulu's revenue grew 60% from 2010 to approximately $420 million. While the growth is a good sign, thi...
02:47 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Names VMware Cofounder Diane Greene To Its Board
Google has just announced that it’s named Diane B. Greene, a cofounder and longtime CEO of VMware, to its Board of Directors. Updating...
02:29 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With The Sony Ericsson Xperia S From CES
I've never been a huge fan of Sony Ericsson. The phones are fine, I guess, and I certainly commend the company's drive to differentiate. The Xperia Play is a great concept but it failed to really take...
02:11 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Listen With Artist Page Links Will Help Musicians Monetize
Today's launch of Facebook's synchronous music listening and chat feature "Listen With" will grow the social network's time on site and encourage streaming service usage and subscriptions. But another...
02:04 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Android Finally Gets Serious About Its Looks, Launches Official Design Portal
Tired of looking at Android apps that are decidedly more homely than their iOS counterparts? Google is too and it's finally doing something about it.Today the Android team has launched an official 'An...
01:36 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch NewME Accelerator Adds Andreessen Horowitz As Sponsor, Plus New Tech Mentors
The NewME Accelerator program is getting more support as it heads towards its second class of founders, today announcing that it's landed top venture firm Andreessen Horowitz as a sponsor/partner. Joi...
01:14 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch Bre Pettis Of Makerbot: The Future Is Already Here
We got a great look at the new Makerbot Replicator and, more important, we sat down with founder Bre Pettis to talk about the future. His take? The future is here and 3D printing is one of the things ...
12:18 am GMT - Fri, January 13, 2012
Techcrunch MoPhos New App Lets You Order Photo Prints & Products Via Your iPhone
Dying to stick your awesome iPhone photos on a t-shirt, coffee cup, or mousepad? Yes? Good. Of course there are a million places you can do this on the desktop-sized Internet (you know, that thing wit...
11:46 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Eyes On IntoNows New iPad Interface
IntoNow stopped by our little spot of heaven at CES 2012 to talk about their new iPad app and life with Yahoo. Adam Cahan, CEO and Co-founder, was happy to show off the amazing new app that turns the ...
11:43 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On.The Three Winners Of The AT&T Hackathon: Innovation, Innovation and Innovation
As Michael Mandel of the Progressive Policy Institute noted in a recent report about "scale and innovation", today's digital economy favors large companies because growth depends to the establishment ...
11:36 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Crowley Goes Back To His Vindigo Roots With Foursquare Explore On The Web
Foursquare continues in its efforts to take advantage of its massive dataset today, with the launch of 'Explore' the web. The company describes the feature as a personalized recommendation engine in a...
11:23 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch How Social Media Is Reshaping CES
If you've been Tweeting or Facebooking or G+ing at all this week, you'll notice that there is something called "CES" happening in Las Vegas. CES is clearly overwhelming the tech news cycle - it c...
11:02 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Launches Listen With For Turntable.fm-style Simultaneous Music and Chat
Look out Turntable.fm, Facebook hasjust launched its own simultaneous music listening group chat room feature. New "Listen With" buttons in Chat and news feed stories allow you to select a friend as y...
10:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Rdio Expands To Germany
Rdio, the streaming music service started by Skype foundersJanus FriisandNiklas Zennstrom, is arriving in its fourth market today: Germany. Already available in the U.S., Canada and Brazil, the compan...
10:44 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With RIMs New BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 OS: Great, But Too Late?
When RIM first launched the BlackBerry PlayBook last spring, we were all rather shocked to find that RIM's stand-out core services — secure messaging and productivity related apps like calendar ...
10:17 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Our Third And Final Day Of Live CES Coverage Here
It's day three of CES, and our last one here. The show goes on for one more day, but we're taking off, since after today we'll have gone through all the major sections of the show. Day one was the cen...
09:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Google Drive Is 404ing Now, Gets A Blank Support Site, Robots.txt
Oh look, drive.google.com is 404'ing now. (Page Not Found). That's interesting because back in October the site was forwarding to the https version before giving a 105 error instead. (Name not resolve...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Vodio Brings Personalized Video Recommendations To The iPad
Vodio is a new iPad appthat'ssomewhatalong the same lines as iOS app Shelby.tv. Like Shelby, it also brings you videos being shared by your friends on social networks. But where Shelby.tv only focuses...
08:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Following LG Patent Deal, Microsoft Execs Taunt Google On Twitter
Microsoft this morning announced that it has signed a patent licensing agreement with Android device manufacturer LG, its eleventh deal of the kind. Microsoft says effectively 70 percent of all Androi...
07:50 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Does CES Have A Future?
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is packed this year, yet its relevance seems increasingly in decline. Microsoft is bailing, no iconic products launched this year, and Apple's presence can be felt ...
07:23 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Kindle Owners Are Borrowing Nearly 300,000 Electronic Books A Month
Amazon is releasing new data on its Kindle Lending Library, which the e-commerce site says now has over 75,000 books. The Kindle Owners Lending Library is a collection of books that Amazon Prime membe...
07:08 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Strikes Another Patent Deal With An Android, Chrome OS Device Maker: LG
Microsoft has signed a patent licensing agreement with LG, maker of tablets, phones and other consumer electronics devices running Android or Chrome OS. This marks the 11th deal with a device manufact...
07:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Conversation Sharing App Bnter Rebrands As Banters; Adds Voice Recognition, Privacy Settings
Bnter, an app that allows you to share your conversations with others publicly, is rebranding today as Banters and adding a number of new features to both its iPhone and web apps.In the same way you s...
06:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch EV Mini Sport: Mini Electric Sports Car From Japan (Video)
It's not a Tesla, but Japan-based Tajima Motor Corporation has developed a zero-emission (and pretty cool-looking) mini sports car. The so-called EV Mini Sport [JP] has been publicly showcased first i...
06:33 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch StrikeAd Strikes 2 Million Second Round From DFJ Esprit To Expand
StrikeAd, a London and New York based mobile advertising startup, has secured a 2m second round investment from VCs DFJ Esprit expand further internationally. The investment follows a first round fina...
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Seedcamp Graduate Kwaga Raises $1.55M For Email Assistant WriteThat.Name
Kwaga, a Paris, France-based startup that specializes in tools to make email 'smarter' by leveraging semantic technology, has raised $1.55 million in Series A funding. The company, which received see...
06:25 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch eBay Forecasts $8B In Mobile Commerce Volume In 2012; PayPal Will Reach $7B
At his CES keynote yesterday evening, eBay CEO (and new interim PayPal CEO) John Donahoe revealed a number of new mobile payments forecasts for both eBay and PayPal. As we heard from PayPal VP David M...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile App Search And Recommendations Startup AppTap Raises $4 Million
AppTap, which powers personalized and contextual app recommendations, app search, and more has raised $4 million in funding led by Syncom Venture Partners, with New Atlantic Ventures participating.App...
05:08 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch HealthRally Launches To Help You Get Paid For Getting In Shape
In December, HealthRally, a social healthtech startup building a crowdfunding platform for personal health motivation, raised $400,000 in seed funding from prominent angel investors like Esther Dyson,...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Digital Payments Innovator Jumio Raises $25.5 Million
Kicking off the new year with a fresh wad of cash: according to an SEC filing, mobile and online payments startup Jumio has raised $25.5 million in funding on top of the $6.5 million it raised from Fa...
03:57 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch DeskStream Acquires Irish Cloud And Virtualization Software Startup WorldDesk
US-based desktop virtualization software maker DeskStream has acquired Northern Irish cloud start-up WorldDesk, the companies are set to announce today at CES in Las Vegas. Terms of the acquisition, w...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Vision
Here are some of yesterday’s highlights at CES on TechCrunch Gadgets: Hands On: The Nintendo Wii U TC/Gadgets Interview: Up Close With The Lytro 50 Cent Weighs In: Waterproof Phones And Fighting...
01:33 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Google And The Monopoly Paradox
With the deep inclusion of Google+ into Search, Google is tempting fate. We've been over this. A lot. And this story is going to continue for some time to come. It sure looks like Google is almos...
12:58 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Page Performance Art Glitchr Purposefully Tries To Activate Code Glitches
Making the link rounds among designers in Silicon Valley this holiday season is Facebook fan page Glitchr, which tries to mess up Facebook code on purpose.While I had previously postulated that the pa...
12:26 pm GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Science Sets Up Shop
The LA-based Science moved into its cozy permanent space above a yoga studio in Santa Monica this week, finally giving its variety of LA-based tech talents a place to call office.Past the smell of Pat...
11:01 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch The Parable Of The Wheel
There's a war brewing against the Internet, and it's not just SOPA (the bill in Congress that threatens to break the Internet in the name of fighting overseas content piracy). It is, in the words of C...
09:58 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple, Amazon Dominate In Mobile Commerce Customer Satisfaction
Customer experience analytics company ForeSee recently released data on which e-commerce companies had the most customer satisfaction in 2011. Amazon and Amazon proved to be among the winners, with Ne...
09:10 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Here We Go Again: DC Taxi Head Says Uber Is Operating Illegally, To Be Dealt With
Uber is once again getting attacked by a crusty local bureaucracy, this time in the federal capital of crusty bureaucracies -- and its newest city -- Washington, DC.In case you don't remember, the fir...
07:32 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Hands On: The Nintendo Wii U
One of the first things I was told when I ducked into one of Nintendo's suites to play with the Wii U was what they wouldn't tell me. Price, release date, technical specs, games in development -- all ...
06:10 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch If Twitter Had Its Own Primary, Ron Paul Would Be Winning
The Republican Primaries are underway, with two states already in the rearview mirror. The second primary, New Hampshire, wrapped up last night. Mitt Romney took home the most votes from New Hampshire...
05:28 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch A Google+ Tempest In A Teacup
There has been a great quantity of vitriol corroding the social web over the last few days, a reaction to Google's decision to optionally integrate Google+ features into their search. The complai...
05:22 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch NewsGator Has Quietly Built An Enterprise Social Networking Business On Top Of SharePoint
NewsGator. Those of us who were using RSS readers in the middle of the past decademost likely think of desktop appFeedDemon for Windows or desktop/mobile appNetNewsWire for Mac when we hear the name.B...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Google Takes Annual Science Fair Global With Support For Submissions In 13 Languages
Last year, in its first year, the Google Science Fair became the largest online science fair in the world with over 7,500 entries from more than 90 countries. Google Science Fair, which is in partners...
04:55 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Watch The TechCrunch Gadgets Live CES Podcast! Starting At 4PM
It's 4 o' clock in Las Vegas at CES 2012, and you know that that means: it's time for the second of our daily live podcasts straight from our stage in the Grand Concourse. We've got demos, interviews,...
04:55 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Watch The TechCrunch Gadgets Live CES Podcast!
It's 4 o' clock in Las Vegas at CES 2012, and you know that that means: it's time for the second of our daily live podcasts straight from our stage in the Grand Concourse. We've got demos, interviews,...
04:32 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Sonys Music Unlimited Service To Land On iOS This Quarter
Apple users probably have more than enough media on their iDevices to keep them entertained on the go, but Sony Network Entertainment President Tim Schaaff thinks there's room for another media servic...
04:07 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Comments Box Now On Mobile, And Over 400,000 Web Sites
Over 400,000 sites currently use Facebook's Comments Box social plugin the company tells me, and as of today they all support an optimized mobile commenting experience. Now you can criticize your leas...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch PopCap: People Who Cheat In Social Games Are More Likely To Cheat In Real Life
Social games continued to grow in popularity in 2011 -- to such a degree that PopCap's November study found that 120 million people in the U.S. and the U.K. play social games at least once a week, wit...
03:04 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch 50 Cent Weighs In: Waterproof Phones And Fighting Poverty
50 Cent took the stage with our very own Matt Burns to talk about his line of SMS headphones, but that's not all he felt like chatting about. In between giveaways, the tech-savvy musician/businessman ...
02:54 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch U.S. PC Shipments Slip 6 Percent In Q4, While Apples Jump 21 Percent
The PC industry is in decline. Or hadn't you noticed? According to Gartner, PC shipments in the U.S slipped 5.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011. (Microsoft also warned earlier this week that Q4 ...
02:41 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Sharks Circle Around Google Search+: EPIC Cries Antitrust, Twitter Provides Evidence
There's blood in the water surrounding Google Search+ (what we're now calling Google Search Plus Your World). The Electronic Privacy Information Centerrecommends the FTC look at Search+ for ...
02:29 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Urtak Raises $500k To Ask You The Big Questions: Yes? No? Dont Care?
Back in the old days of online publishing (say, 2007), you'd reach the bottom of a blog post or news article, peruse the comment section, possibly leave one of your own, and then move on to the next h...
01:45 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On. Ed Schmit: Can AT&T Really Innovate?
One of the most interesting events at CES earlier this week was the AT&T Developer Summit which not only featured a guest appearance a fist pumping/back slapping Steve Ballmer, but also a really i...
01:25 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Vuzix: SMART Glasses Explained
The story about Vuzix's new AR/holographic enabled concept glasses broke last week, but I had a chance to catch up with Clark Dever from Vuzix (with my rouge TechCrunch ghetto cam) for a brief video e...
01:07 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch Live At CES: 50 Cent Talks About His New Headphone Line And The Business Of Music
You can view our interview with 50 Cent live at CES today at Noon Pacific/3pm Eastern. Why Fiddy and why at CES? Because the musician is now moving into electronics, following Dr. Dre with his Beats l...
01:03 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch On The Heels Of Hiring Skypes Former Strategy Boss, Urban Airship Hits 10 Billion Notifications Pushed
Urban Airship has been working pretty hard of late to plant itself firmly on the "Startups to Watch" list. The Portland and San Francisco-based startup, a platform provider that gives developers a sim...
12:27 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch GrubWithUs Goes Mobile With A (Really Pretty) iPhone App
"So I pay... to eat with strangers? And I don't even pick my food? ...Why would I do this?"The idea behind GrubWithUs can seem strange at first but once you've had your first meal with them, everythi...
12:23 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch 10 Things All Entrepreneurs Fail At
I was on the phone with Tony Conrad at True Ventures pitching a business idea I had in early 2009. The site was built and we even had people registered for it and I had about a half million dollars al...
12:20 am GMT - Thu, January 12, 2012
Techcrunch OnLive Viewer Hits Google TV, Full Gaming Capability Potentially On The Way
Google TV needs content. Onlive has content. The match is perfect. Starting today, the Onlive Viewer app is available for downloading via Google TV's Android Market. This app allows anyone to view gam...
11:40 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Why Samsung Is The Next Apple
For most of the ten years I've been coming to CES, every presentation, every booth, has had one goal: to create an ecosystem in order to encourage consumer lock in. Year after year, presentation after...
11:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Appifier Launches New Service That Turns WordPress Sites Into Mobile Apps
Appifier is a new service, previously in beta, that turns WordPress sites into mobile apps. That's not mobile websites, mind you, but actual mobile applications complete with push notifications, offli...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Riding The Bull At CES 2012
Jordan was wrong. Oh how she was wrong. She though that being a native Texan she could beat me, a manly man on a mechanical bull. Neither of us had ever rode one of these fictitious creatures so we ho...
10:52 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Announces Education Event On January 19 In NYC
Apple has always been bullish when it came to supporting education, and that trend continues with the announcement of an education event on January 19 at New York's famous Guggenheim Museum....
10:31 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Eric Schmidt: Android Is Differentiated, Not Fragmented
We've spent the better part of yesterday cruising around the Central Hall on a quest to highlight the coolest tech at CES, but Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt was on hand to talk about the "nex...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Search = A Way To Call The Feds In On IPO-Bound Facebook (?)
Like everyone else, I've been trying to get my head around why Google has force-integrated its Google+ social network into its main search feed at the expense of leading social services like Face...
10:18 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Us Live From The CES 2012 Floor!
Yesterday was awesome. We hit up LG, Samsung, and Sony to name a few and had a helluva good time doing it. But today is a different day, a different hall and a bevy of new companies and booths. So gra...
10:13 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch TCGadgets Interview: Up Close With The Lytro
Yesterday we had the opportunity to play with the world's first mass-market light-field camera, the Lytro. VP of Marketing Kira Wampler ran us through its paces as we learned how the camera grabs not ...
09:51 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Shazam Launches New App Focused On Lyric Play: Shazam Player
iTunes is great and everything, but it's still just a standard music player. The most exciting feature of the whole program is Genius, at least in my opinion, and even that can be off from time to tim...
09:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Bing Search Queries Overtake Yahoo For The First Time In December
comScore has released its search data for December 2011, and Google continues to dominate in terms of share, with 65.9%, compared with 65.4% in November 2011 and 66.6% in December 2010. Year-over-year...
09:32 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Social Entertainment Network GetGlue Raises $12 Million In New Financing
Social entertainment network GetGlue has just raised a significant round of $12 million in new financing, led by new investor Rho Ventures. The company's existing investors, TimeWarner, RRE Ventures a...
08:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Why Apple Bought Anobit
Apple finally confirmed earlier reports that it bought Israeli semiconductor startup Anobit Technologies. Apple did not confirm the price, which is believed to be between $400 million and $500 million...
08:39 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Personal Search Service CloudMagic Arrives On Mobile For Fast Gmail, Docs & Twitter Search
CloudMagic, the personal search service that indexes your Gmail, documents, contacts, calendar and Twitter updates, is now available as a mobile app. The release follows a major update for the service...
08:15 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Panasonic Shows Cloud-Based Smart Vegetable Garden Device For Home Use
Panasonic isn't just making TVs, phones, or cameras, they are also producing household appliances. One such appliance has recently been introduced by Japanese business daily The Nikkei, and it's proba...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Ngmoco Partners With Glu Mobile To Bring Gun Bros To Mobage
Following its November partnership with TinyCo, socialgames outfitngmoco(now a DeNA-owned company) is partnering with game publisher Glu Mobile, Inc. The deal will brings Glu's popular Gun Brosgame to...
06:57 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch TiVo Research Claims Only 38 Percent Of Users Watch Live TV
TiVo this morning said that internal research shows only 38 percent of their users watch live television, with nearly two thirds watching on-demand video or 'delayed' TV.Among TiVo viewers who use bro...
06:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Media Platform Cinemacraft Extends Series A Round With Investment From 500 Startups
Tokyo- and Singapore-based mobile media platform Cinemacraft announced it has extended its Series A round by securing an investment from Dave McClure's 500 Startups. The fresh money from the US brings...
06:31 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Booking Site For Health Professionals ZocDoc Adds Former U.S. Senators Tom Daschle And Bill Frist To Advisory Board
Booking platform for healthcare professionals ZocDoc has named former U.S. Senators Tom Daschle and Dr. Bill Frist to its advisory board. ZocDoc, which launched at TechCrunch in 2007,automates a task ...
06:04 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Six Hotel Giants Team Up To Launch Hotel Search Engine Roomkey.com, Buy Hotelicopter
In an unexpected move, six of the largest hotel companies in the world have partnered to launch a hotel search engine of their own, dubbed Roomkey.com. The hotel companies hope that offering a 'person...
05:31 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Payoff.com Raises $2M, Gamifies Personal Finance Management
Exclusive - It's challenging to make personal financial management sound like something that's fun to do, but that's exactly what Payoff.com is shooting for. The company, started in 2009, wants to hel...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Private Investing Network CapLinked Raises $500K
CapLinked, the LinkedIn-meets-Salesforce for private investing, has raised $500,000 in new funding from Chris Yeh, JasonPortnoy (the former CFO of Palantir Technologies), Stephan Paternot, Alexsis de ...
03:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Just-Eat Moves To Conquer French Food Delivery Market, Acquires Alloresto
Just-Eat, the online food ordering giant of Europe, is continuing its rapid expansion, working out a partnership / acquisition deal with Alloresto.fr, the online food delivery leader in France. Just-E...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Recliner
Here are some of yesterday’s posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: Hands On With Zomms Lifestyle Connect: For If Youve Fallen And You Cant Get Up Eyes On: The Gaems Inc. G155 Portable XBOX Rig TC/Gadgets...
12:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Chill Out Guys, Its Just A Toggle
Google, Google, Google ... What's amazing is that you still haven't learned how to market yourself socially, after all these years ; Lesson 1) You can't just strong arm people into using your product ...
10:06 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Watch This Phone Survive A Dip In The Drink Thanks To HzO
If it's not immediately obvious, that image is of a Samsung Galaxy S II being submerged in a glass of water. While that sight would cause many a mobile buff to break down in tears, this particular pho...
09:23 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Eyes On: The HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook At ShowStoppers
Ah, the Spectre. HP's latest and greatest ultrabook is certainly no slouch when it comes to performance, but it's definitely a looker to boot. You probably already know all about the thing (and here's...
08:52 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Digital Desert Hub Can The Downtown Project Create Silicon Strip In Vegas?
While thousands of people swarmed all over CES, I went off-beat and headed north to downtown Las Vegas. This is the old part of the city where once gamblers at slot machines listened to Sinatra waftin...
08:51 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch MadCatz Demos Two Crazy Game Controllers: The FightStick V.S. And The Pro Circuit
Fighting game fanatics (I know at least a few of your a reading) will love this one. Developed for use with the forthcoming Street Fighter X Tekken game, the FightStick V.S. is sure to grace tournamen...
08:30 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Novatel Shows Off The Globetrotting Verizon Jetpack Hotspot
We're no strangers to Novatel Wireless -- their aircards have been saving us on a regular basis this week -- and now they've swung by our part of the ShowStoppers stage to show off their new Jetpack m...
08:16 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Eyes On: The Gaems Inc. G155 Portable XBOX Rig
The folks from Gaems Inc. tackle a pretty interesting problem -- what's a gamer to do when they need to get their fix away from home? Their answer is the G155, a self-contained home gaming environment...
07:51 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Eyes On: The Lenovo YOGA At ShowStoppers
News of the Lenovo YOGA tablet just broke the other day, and now at ShowStoppers we've got the chance to get up close and personal.It's pegged as the world's first multiposition notebook, the its unus...
07:43 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Google To Twitter: Wait, Didnt *You* Break Up With Me?
I love it when tech companies start acting like bickering exes. This morning Google announced that it was gasp going to start mixing its chocolate Google+ results into your peanut butternormal se...
07:32 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Were Live From CES: Showstoppers, The Second Mini Press Event Live, On Stage
We're going live right now from Showstoppers and we'll be interviewing just about everyone on the floor. We're talking cars, computers, apps, and services, so tune in. We'll be offering giveaways duri...
07:06 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Rolling Out News Feed Ads Ambiguously Marked Featured
Facebook today began the slow rollout of Sponsored Story ads within its home page's main news feed. Instead of clearly marking them as "Sponsored" ads though, they're labeled "Featured". This could in...
06:00 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch T-Mobile Debuts The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G
Just two years ago, everyone at CES was asking one question: Where are all the Android phones?If anybody asked that same question this year, they'd be met with blank stares and guffaws. This show has ...
05:58 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch MADE.com Raises 6m In Series B Financing
Apparently, "there are only three areas in ecommerce to build billion dollar business: amazon, zappos and furniture". That's at least according to Oliver Samwer of clone factory Rocket Internet in Ber...
05:37 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Pin Drop iPhone App Is Like An Evernote For Location
Pin Drop is a new iPhone app and website which helps people mark locations that matter to them. One or two other startups are trying out this arena, most notable Everplaces, still in private beta, ho...
05:16 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch When I Search Your Name, Im Not Looking For Your Google+ Profile
What most alarms me about today's "Google Search Plus Your World" announcement is how it will distort name searches. When I Google someone's name, I'm typically looking for a Wikipedia entry, their Tw...
05:00 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Watch The TechCrunch Gadgets Webcast Live Now! (Bonus: Awesome Giveaways!)
After a day of roaming the show floor in search of all things shiny and new, we thought it'd be a good idea to gather up the crew and do one big ol' recap of everything we've seen so far. We've got ga...
04:23 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Is It Time For Computers To Have Their Own .Data Domains?
The web, as we all know, was built for humans. A nice graphical interface to the internet, which has been around much longer. But as the web has grown from a nice way to display information to the lar...
02:59 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Really, Really Hates Googles New Google+ Integration
This morning, Google began rolling out a major change to its core search engine that intertwines results from Google+ (and Picasa) with the 'normal' algorithmically-generated results we've come t...
02:35 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch TCGadgets: An Interview With Nest Co-Founder Matt Rogers
The hottest and coolest thermostat on the market this year was clearly the Nest. This intelligent hunk of steel looks great on a wall and, more important, helps save energy in the home. The Nest learn...
02:24 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Social Travel In Realtime: HipGeo Offers A Glimpse Into The Future Of Location-Aware Apps
As Semil showed back in November, social travel sites are all the rage these days among the entrepreneurs, offering plenty of interesting approaches to offering recommendations on where and how to tra...
02:22 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Tune In At 4pm Pacific7pm Eastern For Our TC Gadgets CES Recap (Plus Prizes!) #CESCrunch
After the onslaught of media that is CES, who wouldn't want more CES? We definitely do, which is why we're running the TC Gadgets Webcast live at 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern straight out of our posh studi...
01:59 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch IK Multimedia Adds MIC Cast, STOMP and MIX to their iRig Line
IK Multimedia unleashes a plethora of new hardware this week at CES 2012 within their iRig line. This triumvirate of products look to make it easier than ever to use iOS devices, live and inline, with...
01:42 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Corel Launches AfterShot Pro, A $99 Aperture Competitor
Corel's new AfterShot Pro software runs on Windows, Mac, Linux(!) and offers a $99 package for managing photos including RAW handling, image editing, and quick library management. AfterShot is a digit...
01:17 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Were Live From The CES Show Floor! #cescrunch
While we've been running around Vegas like mad to cover all of the pre-CES happenings, the main event starts... now.We're streaming live from the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the biggest compani...
12:54 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Georgia Techs Flashpoint Accelerator Graduates Its First Class Of Startups
Flashpoint,a startup accelerator program based at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia, just had its first Demo Day at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. The newly launched incubator follows the typical...
12:50 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Hands On With Zomms Lifestyle Connect: For If Youve Fallen And You Cant Get Up
Zomm's latest creation is called Lifestyle Connect, a small Bluetooth device that acts, in short, as an emergency alert system for folks who might have some health issues and live alone. If you fall o...
12:42 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Pyxis Mobile Raises $17M, Rebrands As Verivo, Pivots To Licensable App Platform
Every business seems to want its own mobile software, and nowPyxis Mobile is transforming to help companies build apps for themselves. Previously, Pyxis created apps for enterprise financial services ...
12:23 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Watch The Pioneer CES 2012 Press Conference: AppRadio 2 For All
Pioneer's AppRadio was pretty darn cool when it first launched and now there's another version with improved apps, improved UI, and improved hardware. We hung out with Pioneer at CES yesterday and her...
12:23 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Want A Complete Year-End Report On Your Email (For Free)? ToutApp Has You Covered.
I've been meaning to write about this for awhile now, but I've been a bit under the weather and, well, email is not a subject I always enjoy -- in discussion or in practice. Yes, as many have written ...
12:07 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch CES 2012: An Interview With Gary Shapiro, President of The CEA And A Really Nice Guy
Gary Shapiro, President of the Consumer Electronics AssociationEvery year we try our best to talk to Gary Shapiro, the man behind Consumer Electronic Show. He's a guy who at least appears to genuinely...
12:01 am GMT - Wed, January 11, 2012
Techcrunch Pressly Launches Electionism, A Tablet-Only HTML5 News Publication
Following its November launch, OnSwipe competitor (and TechCrunch Disrupt finalist) Pressly is bringing another major media outlet's content to the tablet interface. The company is today announcing th...
11:38 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Search Plus Your World Is Just About Google+, Not Your World
Googleannouncedthe next iteration of its social search initiative this morning. Google Fellow Amit Singhal introduced this as "search, plus your world." In reality, of course, this is pure hyperbole. ...
11:38 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch CES Day 1 Pre-Cap: Every Child Needs A Tablet And Flipping The Parrot
Hands On With The Parrot AR Drone 2It's CES time again and we're out in full force with the live video and the streaming and the interviews. Here are some highlights from the past weekend when we inte...
11:07 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Were Live From The CES Show Floor!
While we've been running around Vegas like mad to cover all of the pre-CES happenings, the main event starts... now.We're streaming live from the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the biggest compani...
10:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal Partners With Point-Of-Sale Software Company AJB To Scale In-Store Payments Option To Big Box Retailers
Exclusive: We've received more details on how PayPal will be scaling its in-store payments technology at major retailers. As we reported last week, PayPal is currently testing the mobile payments and ...
10:39 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch The Daily To Come Pre-Installed On Android Verizon Devices Starting With Samsung Galaxy
The Daily, Newscorp's tablet news reader app, will no longer be iPad-only. A deal has been struck with Verizon to pre-install an Android version of the app on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 this month, w...
10:39 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch The Daily To Come Pre-Installed On Verizon Android Devices Starting With Samsung Galaxy
The Daily, News Corp's tablet news reader app, will no longer be iPad-only. A deal has been struck with Verizon to pre-install an Android version of the app on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 this month, ...
10:29 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Popular Like Voxer
Back in late November I wrote about a walkie-talkie mobile app called Voxer that had looked like it was starting to break into the big leagues of mobile communication. Since then, it has, at various p...
10:02 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch New Showtime Anytime App Brings Showtimes Movies And Shows To The iPad
Showtime is today joining HBO GO as another premium cable channel that's bringing its content to mobile devices. Through the new iPad app Showtime Anytime, customers can now watch Showtime's original ...
09:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch After Netflix, Rokus Streaming Players Hit The UK, Ireland (Starting At 49.99)
One day after Netflix made its debut in the UK and Ireland, Roku has announced that two of its streaming players, the Roku LT and the Roku 2 XS, are heading to Britain too and are already available fo...
09:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Why Cool Startups Are Losers In China
Here's Hongyi Zhou's advice to Chinese entrepreneurs: "Don't try to be cool."Zhou is CEO of Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU), whose company's core is the definition of uncool: anti-virus software. Yet Qihoo has...
09:34 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Tech CEOs Invest $1.1 Million In Enterprise Tag Management Company Tealium
Tealium, which specializes in enterprise tag management solutions (more on that below), has raised $1.1 million in Series A funding from a bunch of digital marketing CEOs - and former CEOs - including...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Now Distributes Tweets From Artists Verified Accounts To Music Data Services
Twitter has just announced a new partnership with three music data services, The Echo Nest, Gracenote, and Rovi are, to help scale the distribution of Twitter account data for musicians for integratio...
09:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch iHeartRadio Launches Developer API
Clear Channel's streaming radio service, iHeartRadio, is launching its developer program today, which includes an API that allows third parties to integrate iHeartRadio's content and services into the...
08:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Do We Need Doctors Or Algorithms?
I was asked about a year ago at a talk about energy what I was doing about the other large social problems, namely health care and education. Surprised, I flippantly responded that the best solution w...
08:50 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Peel Launches New Social TV App For iOS
You may remember Peel as the makers of the pear-shaped hardware device which sits in between your smartphone an TV, turning your phone into a universal remote control. Today, as promised, the company ...
08:35 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch With The Clicky Value-Wheel, Groupon Puts The No In Innovation
You can say a lot of things about Groupon, but not that they lack a great sense of humor over there. This morning, the company distributed a press release touting a new invention called Clicky, the Cl...
08:29 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Your New Reality TV Stars: Start Engine Announces Its First Class Of Startups
Today Start Engine, the L.A.-based accelerator that's the focus of a new reality TV show, is announcing its first round of startups.The show, which comes from Cameron Casey, producer of the TechStars ...
08:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Eyeview Raises $5.2 Million For Personalized Video Ads (And Theyre Pretty Nifty)
Personalized video ads sound like one of those visions of that future like holographic sharks that are always a ways off. But a company called Eyeview is already making them. Their technology is impre...
07:43 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Return Path Expands To Austin, Acquires TC50 Finalist OtherInbox
Email certification and reputation monitoring company Return Path this morning announced that it has acquired OtherInbox, which helps users regain control over their email inbox. OtherInbox is and wil...
07:40 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Ampush Media Acquires One Of Bill Gates Favorite Education Startups, Academic Earth
Ampush Media, an online marketing startup, has acquired Academic Earth, an online education video site that's sort of like a Hulu for Education and a Bill Gates-favorite. Financial terms of the deal w...
07:32 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Google Fuses Google+ Into Search And There Are Bigger Changes Afoot
Since the launch of Google+, Google has been putting a lot of muscle behind promoting and integrating the service into its core products. Fire up a new Android 4.0 device, and you'll be prompted ...
07:22 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Mo Money, Mo Marketing: Zmags Raises $7M, ThinkVine Lands $8M
Zmags, a provider of rich media mobile and social merchandising solutions, has secured $7 million in financing from Square 1 Bank and from existing backers OpenView Venture Partners and Northcap Partn...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch BetterWorks Adds Catering To Office Perks Platform
BetterWorks, a company that gives small companies an easy way to reward and incentivize employees, is adding a new feature to the mixcatering.As we've reported previously, BetterWorks, which was co-fo...
06:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Medialets Turns On Private Marketplace For Mobile Ads
Buying mobile ads across different apps and mobile sites is a highly inefficient process today. There are dozens of ad formats, about 85 percent of mobile ad inventory goes unsold, and it is difficult...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Oracle Taps Cloudera For Hadoop Distribution Of Big Data Appliance
Oracle has tapped Cloudera, the startup that commercially distributes and services Apache Hadoop based data management software and services, to provide an Apache Hadoop distribution and tools for Ora...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Badgeville Proves Gamification Is Here To Stay, As Recyclebank & Others Buy In
Badgeville is convinced that 2012 is going to be a big year for gamification and that the startup can help your company take advantage of all the elements of gaming that make us tick (and click), whet...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch SohoOSs Small Business Management Suite Gets An $8M Vote Of Confidence
A year ago, Mangrove Capital Partners invested $1.75 million in SohoOS and its small-business management service. Today the company is announcing that Morgenthaler Ventures is leading a second round o...
02:10 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Shares Holiday Sales Numbers For The PlayStation
Sony Computer Entertainment reported some solid sales numbers for its various PlayStation systems for the past holiday season today. Sony says that they moved a total of 6.5 million PlayStation 2/3/PS...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Showtime
Here are some highlights from yesterday’s post on TechCrunch Gadgets: Live Coverage of CES 2012 Eyes On: The Delightfully Retro Samsung DA-E75 Speaker Dock New Pocket Projectors From 3M Pump Up ...
12:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Former Facebook Engineer Impressively Logs A Bunch Of Facebook Bugs
About two weeks ago, I couldn't update my status on Facebook, like it just wouldn't let me, showing me "Invalid Request" error messages even though my requests are totally valid DAMMIT.And then just l...
12:43 pm GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Takeaway.com Picks Up 13 Million In Funding
Some interesting news from The Netherlands: online food ordering and delivery service Takeaway.com has been delivered 13 million euros - roughly $16.6 million - by Dutch VC Prime Ventures. With the ad...
11:32 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Formspring Hits 4 Billion Answers; Transforms Into Content Curator With Smile Sort
As Sarah wrote in November, social Q&A service Formspring has been making an effort to slowly build out the connections between its users by offering "who made you smile" and "who you responded to...
11:08 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Basis Unveils Web Interface For Sensor-Laden Fitness Band
The makers of the Basis fitness band were at Pepcom's Digital Experience event showing off their namesake accessory, but that's not all that they wanted to reveal. They also demoed their new web inter...
10:52 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Ready For More On-The-Fly Fun? Were Live At The Pre-CES Press Event, Pepcom
After a day full of press conferences and jamming around Vegas like we were running for our lives, we're streaming live from the last pre-CES press gathering of the year: Pepcom.I'm not sure how much ...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch The $60 Ooma HD2 Uses Facebook, Google And Yahoo For Picture Caller-ID
Home phones are dumb phones defined. At best they feature a backlit four-line display. At worst they suck.Well, Ooma just introduced the HD2, which not only pairs pefectly with the company's VoIP serv...
09:38 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Eyes On: The Tagg Pet Tracker
Qualcomm subsidiary Snaptracs was on hand at Pepcom's Digital Experience event to demo their Tagg pet tracker, and really -- what better way to do it than with a large stuffed dog?...
09:08 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch TaskRabbit Acquires Service Provider Directory SkillSlate
Collaborative consumption startup TaskRabbit has acquired SkillSlate, according to this press release I just received. This will be TaskRabbit's, which has a total of $24.7 million in financing, first...
08:57 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Eyes On: The Delightfully Retro Samsung DA-E75 Speaker Dock
There's just something about the Samsung DA-E750 that makes me want to own one immediately. Maybe it's the fact that it plays just as well with Apple products as it does with Samsung's own Galaxy devi...
08:49 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Kinect Comes To Windows On February 1st
We knew that Microsoft's hit motion-control accessory for the Xbox 360, Kinect, was coming to Windows eventually. They've been hinting at it, people have been hacking it, and they even released an SDK...
08:41 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Brings In The Tweet Choir To Soulify Its Last Keynote
Microsoft must have feared that the annual "airing of the modest success" they bring to CES every year might not be exciting enough to satisfy the many CES attendees who were expecting something major...
08:24 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Picture Password: A Breath Of Fresh Air On The Lock Screen, Of All Places
Remember that feeling you got back when Steve Jobs was unveiling the iPhone, and he did the "slide to unlock" gesture for the first time? I remember the way he said it - "You like that? Want to see it...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Intuit GoPayment Goes International With Canada Launch; Redesigns Mobile Credit Card Reader
Intuit is announcing major news this evening around its mobile credit card swiping device and Square-competitor GoPayment reader. Intuit is one of the first major U.S. mobile payments readers to go in...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch MOG Partners With JVC & Aha, Is Coming To Subaru Vehicles
Music streaming service MOG is today announcing partnerships with mobile, audio and video equipment manufacturer JVC as well as with Aha by HARMAN, an interactive platform that brings web content to t...
07:06 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch The Surprising Path Of Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence touches our lives in the form of chess computers that are better than most humans, computers beating the best humans at Jeopardy, intelligent ad targeting, Microsoft Kinect rec...
06:54 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Keeps Concepts Alive At CES 2012
Today at Sony's CES 2012 press conference, the company unveiled several PC concepts that are, well, just concepts. Kazuo Hirai took to the massive Sony stage deep within the Las Vegas Convention cente...
06:34 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Exclusive: ThreatMetrix Acquires TrustDefender To Protect Cloud From Fraud
As companies move their data out from behind firewalls into the cloud and employees use self-provisioned mobile devices, infosecurity must change. That's why cybercrime prevention provider ThreatMetri...
06:23 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch The Lenovo Yoga Twists And Turns For Some Win8 Hotness
Have you ever wanted to break your laptop in half at the hinge? Lenovo’s Yoga 13 lets you do just that – sort of. This laptop has a large touchscreen that bends over the keyboard allowing ...
06:17 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Aurasma Launches Augmented Reality 3D Engine At CES
Aurasma, a startup with a new kind of augmented reality visual browser, is part of the mobile apps showdown at CES, and I got a taste of their technology in the somewhat unlikely setting of the Veneti...
06:14 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Stays Committed To Google TV, Releases Two New GTV Products At CES 2012
Sony released the first Google TV product back in the fun days of 2010. Since then, the smart TV platform has survived more than a year of criticism and a major overhaul. It's still far from a industr...
06:12 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch HP Announces Glass-Backed Envy 14 Spectre
HP has upped the ultrabook ante with a glass-backed HP laptop that looks a bit like a MacBook and a lot like the future of HP trade dress. The HD screen displays 1600x900 pixels and includes HDMI out,...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Intros Bloggie Live, Bloggie Sport Pocket Cams To Combat Camera Phones
Now that most of our smartphones can take crisp images and stunning video, the digital imaging sector is having a tough time holding on to its market share. Still, a few players are up for the challen...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Sonys Z1000 Android-Powered Walkman Takes Aim At Apple And Samsung
Sony's really looking to give their Walkman line of mp3 players a shot in the arm with their newest addition to the lineup. Dubbed the Walkman Z1000, it's Sony's first Android-powered music player and...
05:58 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch NVIDIA And Asus Announce $249 7 Tablet With Transformer Prime Guts, Ice Cream Sandwich
At NVIDIA's press conference today, NVIDIA had a couple little surprises. Little being the word, there — they announced a diminutive 7" tablet to compete with the likes of the Nook Tablet and Ki...
05:55 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch PlayStation-Certified Sony Xperia S Breaks Cover
Not content to pull back the curtains on just one handset today, news of Sony's new Xperia S handset has started to make round ahead of Sony's big Las Vegas press conference....
05:50 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Sonys CES 2012 Press Conference
You wish you were here. You pretend that you don't want to be here because, granted, we've been on our feet since the crack of dawn, have been fighting MiFi and WiFi connections like we're getting pai...
05:02 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch As Congress Resumes Discussing SOPA And PIPA, Show Your Opposition With #BlackoutSOPA
It's 2012, and the uncorruptible and brilliant technical minds in Congress are back from vacation and once again working to pass two bills that would rewrite (and most likely ruin) how our internet wo...
05:01 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Nvidias CES Press Conference Live (Update)
Sometimes it's easy to forget companies that aren't Apple and Samsung and Sony. But chipmakers deserve your love too, which is why you should sit back and relax while you check out this webcast of Nvi...
04:45 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 Is Official: 4.3-Inch AMOLED, LTE, 8MP Camera
It's not exactly a surprise at this point, but Nokia has just officially revealed the long-awaited Nokia 900.The Mango-powered 900 packs pretty much everything we expected it would -- a 1.4 GHz CPU, 5...
04:39 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch OfficeDrop Now Lets You Scan Documents To Social Networks And The Cloud
Last April, OfficeDrop raised $1 million in angel funding for its online solution that allows people to take all the paper documents cluttering their offices, scan them, then manage, organize, and sto...
04:20 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Debuts Series 9 Ultrabook: A 15-Inch Display On A 14-Inch Body
Here at the CES 2012 International conference, we promised you'd be seeing ultrabooks galore. Well, Samsung isn't going to let you down, today announcing the Samsung Series 9 ultrabook. The Series 9 s...
04:04 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Ooma Raises $17.3 Million For Its Free Home Calling Service
VoIP free domestic calling service Ooma has raised another $17.3 million in funding from existing investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Founder's Fund and others. This brings that brings the company's to...
03:46 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Think small
There comes a moment, not the aha moment, but the I wonder whether someone else had this idea in 2004 moment. I can't be sure, but here it is for what it's worth. I think Apple TV is going to go real ...
03:44 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Announces The U.S.-Bound Galaxy Note With LTE
It's official, folks. Here at the CES 2012 show in Las Vegas, Samsung has officially announced the LTE-equipped Galaxy Note. AT&T will be hooking up the phablet with its brand new 4G LTE service. ...
03:33 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Samsungs TV Content Plan: Renewed Focus On Apps And 3D
Samsung has already pulled back the curtains on their new flagship Smart TV, but really -- what good is a TV without content? To that end, Samsung Consumer Electronics President Tim Baxter took a few ...
03:32 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch 61 Percent Of Disqus Comments Are Made With Pseudonyms
One of the unending debates in blogging circles is about the value of comments. How do you encourage the best comments and discourage the anonymous trolls? Do you even need comments? Or do you enforce...
03:26 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung, Rovio Partner To Put Angry Birds On Your Smart TV
Here at the CES International 2012 event, Samsung is bringing your favorite mobile game to the TV. That's right folks. Angry Birds will now be available on your Samsung Smart TV. Through a partnership...
03:23 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch New Pocket Projectors From 3M Pump Up The Lumens
CES is just the event for little items like these: gadgets, pure and simple. Pico-projectors (or mini, micro, pocket, or what have you projectors) are among the few gadgets I really enjoy seeing incre...
03:18 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Samsungs Smart TV Can Listen, See, And Do No Evil
We're live here at Samsung's live press conference at CES International 2012, and Samsung is introducing a new Smart TV with the ability to "listen, see, and do" what it wants, without ever touching t...
03:11 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Sells 2 TVs Per Second, Plans Huge Smart TV Push
Samsung has maintained its lead as the number one TV maker, selling 5.7 million units in November or about 2 TVs per second. Samsung is also making a major push into the Smart TV space, creating an "E...
02:46 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Samsungs Live Press Conference At CES International 2012
It would be a huge understatement to say that Samsung had a good 2011. But that's not what today's about. Today, we're looking into the future of Samsung and no place is better than the Venetian Hotel...
02:35 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Skimble Passes 2 Million Downloads; Launches Multimedia Workout Plans To Help Get You In Shape
A week into the New Year, and we're still looking for the best ways to get in shape, and bring our attention back to health and wellness. We've recently covered a number of startups that are giving ge...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) ZocDocs Massoumi: On Creating A Win-Win Situation For Patients & Doctors
You need a doctor and you need a doctor who takes your insurance. Instead of having to fumble through antiquated lists complied by your provider,ZocDocseeks to expedite the process of locating care by...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) ZocDocs Massoumi On Hitting The Heart Of Health Care Needs
You need a doctor and you need a doctor who takes your insurance. Instead of having to fumble through antiquated lists complied by your provider,ZocDocseeks to expedite the process of locating care by...
02:02 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint Unveils First LTE Phones: The Galaxy Nexus And The LG Viper
Sprint's LTE network is only slated to go live in a handful of markets right now, but the country's third largest wireless carrier is wasting no time in introducing some hew hardware to take advantage...
02:01 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Apps Are Media: Chasing Salander Expands The Dragon Tattoo Story
When books get turned into movies, there's usually little added to the original story. But with interactive apps, the narrative doesn't have to be dumbed down or retold. Instead it can be explored fro...
01:54 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Verizons Droid RAZR MAXX Seems To Be The Droid RAZR With Better Battery Life
Remember the exceptionally long-named Droid RAZR MAXX that got spotted in Verizon's inventory system a few weeks ago?It's real now and so far it seems to be... pretty much the same as the Droid RAZR,...
01:34 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch MakerBot Announces Their Latest 3D Printer, The Replicator
MakerBot has just announced the MakerBot Replicator, a new, larger replicator that is larger than a breadbox (literally) and supports Dualstrusion 2-color printing. With a build envelope thats roughly...
01:26 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch LG Officially Unveils The Spectrum With 720p Display And Verizon LTE
LG and Verizon have just announced their latest LTE Android 2.3 Gingerbread-powered smartphone: the LG Spectrum. Most impressive of all its reported specs would be the 720p display, measuring in at 4....
01:25 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon Makes The Motorola Droid 4 Official
It's been but 5 months since the Droid 3 hit the shelves but hey, who doesn't like a bit of rapid obsolescence in the morning? Meet the just announced Droid 4 for Verizon; it's got all of the staple...
01:20 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Fujifilm Makes The Glorious X-Pro1 Official (But Still No Price)
The veil has already been lifted on Fujifilm's new semi-pro interchangeable-lens compact thanks to a French magazine with an itchy printer finger, but here at CES, the camera has just been made offici...
01:19 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Klipsch Releases Speaker As Furniture
Speaker-maker Klipsch has released a number of interesting speakers including the Console, a huge Airplay-compatible 2.1 speaker that will be available in next winter. It has a 1.75-inch titanium dome...
01:07 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Bring Out The Bull Horns: New Surveys Show Apple Mobile Growth Ahead Of Q1 Earnings
Most investors are expecting a record quarter for Apple, and three new surveys out today are adding to the evidence. Taken together with the recent rumor that Apple might open a store-within-Target-st...
01:07 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Unveils 6 New LTE Devices, Including Samsung Galaxy Note And HTC Titan 2
As expected, AT&T is making some big plays when it comes to their LTE handset lineup, and they've just revealed a handful of new devices at their Las Vegas Developers Summit....
12:52 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch iOS Marketshare Up From 26% In Q3 To 43% In OctNov 2011
According to a new report from research firm NPD, iOS's U.S. marketshare (by sales) jumped from 26% in the third quarter of 2011 to 43% by October and November. Android, however, came out on top, with...
12:52 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch iOS Market Share Up From 26% In Q3 To 43% In OctNov 2011
According to a new report from research firm NPD, iOS's U.S. market share (by sales) jumped from 26% in the third quarter of 2011 to 43% by October and November. Android, however, came out on top, wit...
12:29 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Pioneer Announces Android Support For AppRadio 2
AppRadio has always been a pretty sweet offering from Pioneer, but something important was missing: support for Android. In 2012, however, Pioneer's new AppRadio 2 platform will support both iPhone 4/...
12:25 am GMT - Tue, January 10, 2012
Techcrunch Asus To Launch The Padfone Next Month At Mobile World Congress
Last May Asus took the wraps off the Padfone in a rather strange fashion. The revel was epic, really, with Asus' chief doing his best Steve Jobs impersonation (embedded below), introduced the world to...
11:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Sharp SmartCentral Brings Apps And More To Sharp HDTVs
Sharp is getting smarter. The company is moving into the smart TV space with SmarTCentral. The smart TV platform brings industry-standard apps and functions to the entire Sharp 2012 TV line. The platf...
11:38 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Netgear Intros Media Storage Router At CES: The WNDR4500
Here at the CES International 2012 in Las Vegas, Netgear has whipped out the latest iteration in its line of flagship routers: the WNDR4500. Just like the previous model, you'll find integrated storag...
11:27 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Flurry: Mobile App Usage Up To 94 Minutes Per Day
Mobile analytics firm Flurry has updated its report from last summer which compared mobile apps to web consumption and found that apps came out on top. In June, Flurry discovered that users were spend...
11:11 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Monster Wins CES With Feathers And Spikes
Forget Apple. Forget salespeople. Monster just won CES. The company's just-announced Inspiration line of headphones combines the fashion of weirdoes with the technology of Monster. Perfection! ...
11:05 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Canon Boosts Specs, LCD, And Price Of Its G Series With New G1X
The last iteration of Canon's compact rangefinder-esque series of cameras, the G12, wasn't particularly compelling to me. It barely stood up to its opposite number at Nikon, on paper at least, and the...
10:56 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Ustream: Watch Sharps CES 2012 Press Conference Live!
Sharp. Everyone likes Sharp. They can do wrong, really, and they are taking the stage next at CES 2012. Their press conference, which is embedded after the jump, is set to kick off at 11:00 am PST. Ex...
10:52 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Intel Adds Integrated Voice Control With Nuance Partnership
Today at Intel's CES 2012 Keynote, the firm announced a strategic partnership with Nuance. If you've forgotten, Nuance is a voice recognition company, so yelling at your new ultrabook may be a closer ...
10:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Intel @ CES2012: Windows 8 Will Bring Us Some Wild New Form Factors
In addition to some new form factors, Intel showed us some interesting new Windows 8 interface ideas. Keep in mind that these are proofs-of-concept rather than working devices, so they may or may not ...
10:40 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch NYC TechStars Member Blueprint Health Announces Its First Class Of Startups
NYC-basedBlueprint Health, a health-focused member of the TechStars Network, is announcing its inaugural class of startups today. The Winter program, which begins on January 9th, will be taking place ...
10:14 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Live From The Intel CES 2012 Press Conference: The Ultrabook Lifestyle
Intel opened with that goofy guy from "Evolution of Dance," which wasn't very encouraging. However, things got better quickly. Intel is coming down hard on the ultrabook this year, showing off a numbe...
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Local Services Marketplace Thumbtack Raises $4.5 Million
Thumbtack, which operates an online community marketplace where people can easily list and book local services, has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding, TechCrunch has learned. The round was led b...
09:50 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Launches New Smart TV Ad Platform, Samsung AdHub
Today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Samsung launched its advertising platform,Samsung AdHub, for Samsung Smart TVs. With the new service, publishers and brands will be able to deliver...
09:48 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Live At Monster Cables CES 2012 Press Conference!
Here we are, about to get bombarded by marketing nonsense and hyperboles. Yep, we're at Monster's press conference. Say what you will about the company, but they know how to sell. Their press conferen...
09:47 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch We Are Going To See A Lot More Original TV On The Web In 2012
We are less than ten days into 2012, but here is a prediction that is easy to make: We are going to see a lot of original Web TV shows announced this year with big stars.It's already happening. Tom Ha...
09:25 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Neolane Lands $27 Million For Conversational Marketing Tech
Marketing process automation software vendor Neolane has secured $27 million in funding in a round led by Battery Ventures, an investor in companies like Groupon, ExactTarget, Marketo, Bazaarvoice, Lo...
09:19 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Nuance Launches Dragon TV, Lets You Control Your TV With Your Voice
Speech recognition company Nuance (which powers part of Apple's Siri), is launching its new "Dragon TV" platform today, which will allow consumers to interact with their TV using their voice and natur...
08:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Ustream: Watch LGs CES 2012 Press Conference Live
LG is kicking off the CES 2012 Press Day festivities and you can watch it live starting at 8:00 am PST. The company is expected to release, I don't know, a slim Android tablet, several ultrabooks, and...
08:42 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Challenging Amazon, Netflix Debuts 5.99 Video Streaming Service In UK, Ireland
Netflix has made its debut in the UK and Ireland in early 2012, just like they promised, having worked out video content licensing deals with the likes of BBC Worldwide and MGM. Users in the UK and Ir...
08:38 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud-Based Video Editor WeVideo Launches To Public
WeVideo, the cloud-based collaborative video editing platform which announcedintegration with YouTubein October, is today exiting its beta period and launching commercially. The service now has over 1...
08:27 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Tom Hanks Planning Yahoo-Only Web Series, Electric City
Everyone's favorite puppet cowboy, Tom Hanks, is working with Playtone and Reliance Entertainment on a new web series called Electric City (logo not shown). According to the AP, the show is about a "s...
08:19 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Vizio Breaks Into PC Market With Five New Models
Vizio, maker of cheap LCD TVs for most of this millennia, has just announced they're releasing five new PCs including ultralights and all-in-ones. These things are oddly well-designed and should come ...
08:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch BlackBerry PlayBooks Next OS Plays To RIMs Strengths: Email, Calendar, Productivity
CES generally isn't RIM's stomping ground, but the Canadian company is here in force. Chief among RIM's news is details about the upcoming PlayBook refresh. Available for download next month, PlayBook...
08:11 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Elance To Give $1 Million To Startup America Partnership
Online job marketplaceElance has just announced it will give $1 million to The Startup America Partnership, the national campaign that aims to accelerate entrepreneurship, which is chairedby Steve Cas...
08:11 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Dropcam Gets Classier With New HD Wireless Camera
I've been a pretty big fan of DropCam for a year or so now. This set-it-and-forget-it camera sets up in minutes - just point it to a wireless router when plugged in through USB and then connect it to ...
08:07 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Exclusive: IEEE Forms Power Matters Alliance To Determine Wireless Power Standards
Standards are important to the tech world. Without them, we'd all be running around to the nearest AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon store to buy replacement chargers instead of borrowing our buddies' micr...
07:46 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch NetMediaEurope Buys CBS Interactives German Sites, Including ZDNet.de And CNET.de
CBS Interactive is exiting the German IT publishing market, selling its stable of local sites - ZDNet.de, Silicon.de and CNET.de - to NetMediaEurope (which also owns Gizmodo.de, ITespresso.de and Chan...
07:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch LogMeIn Acquires Web Chat Company Bold Software For $16.5 M
LogMeIn, the longtime maker of remote access tools, has acquired Bold Software, a provider of web chat and customer communications software. The company says it will use the technology to offer additi...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch I Want My Ubuntu TV!
CES is upon us, and is no doubt chock full of the usual suspects of consumer electronics OEMs, ODMs, and more. One interesting new attendee this year is Canonical, the folks behind the Ubuntu GNU/Linu...
07:21 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Former Intel Engineer, McKinsey Partner Rajan Naik Joins AMD
Chip maker AMD this morning announced that it has recruited Rajan Naik to become part of its management team. Formerly a senior engineer at the company's main rival, Intel, Naik was most recently a pa...
07:08 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch U.S. VC Firms Raised $5.6B In Q4 2011; Commitments Up 162 Percent But Number Of Funds Down
According to a report released by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), thirty-eight U.S. venture capital funds raised $5.6 billion in the fourth quarter of 2011. While ...
07:06 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Belkin Outs The Thunderbolt Express Dock, A Multi-Port Adapter For All Your Docking Needs
You have a cable problem. Belkin has the docking solution. The Thunderbolt Express Dock aims to be a notebook (or iMac) owner's best friend. As the name suggests, the dock utilizes the speedy, multipl...
07:02 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Hipmunk Checks In: Launches Hotel Search For iOS And Android
Getting travel search right on a mobile phone is tough. Thankfully Hipmunk, for the most part, has nailed it.The service launched its iPhone application last February and an Android app in September, ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Zeel Launches As A Booking Engine For Alternative Healthcare Providers
Zeel, a startup that offers consumers a way to find and book massage therapists, personal trainers, nutritionists, acupuncturists and other wellness practitioners, has raised $1.5 million in funding f...
06:53 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Barnes & Noble Discounts, Gives Away NOOKs With 1-Year Subscriptions To NYT, PEOPLE
Barnes & Noble is now heavily discounting (and even giving away free) NOOK devices with media subscriptions. The company, which is considering spinning off its NOOK business into a separate unit,...
06:21 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Digital Publisher Safari Books Online Acquires Threepress, Ibis Reader
Safari Books Online, developer of an on-demand digital library for professional content, has acquired web developer and e-reading consultancy firm Threepress Consulting, makers of the Ibis Reader, an ...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash
Online search and SEO services company InfoSpace has acquired 2nd Story Software, the holding company for online tax solutions provider TaxACT for $287.5 million in cash, the company announced today. ...
03:05 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Viral Aggregator BuzzFeed Raises $15.5M To Transform The Way People Get Their News
Social media optimized and meme focused aggregator BuzzFeed has just raised a $15.5 million round of Series C financing, lead by New Enterprise Associates and followed on by Lerer Ventures, Hearst Med...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Gadgets Week in Review: Anticipate
Here are some posts from the past week on TechCrunch Gadgets: The Road To CES: A Peek Inside Our Gadget Bags The Logitech Cube Attempts To Redefine The Humble Mouse Mogees: Multitouch On Any Surface W...
07:30 am GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Toshibas New Excite X10 Tablet Is Worlds Thinnest 10-Inch (For Now)
So much excitement. This is my first CES and while MG may be correct to think that some of my fellow tech bloggers find this trip a tad tedious, I'm pink with barely controlled glee just from being he...
05:58 am GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Watch The TechCrunch Gadgets Team Live At CES Unveiled
The TechCrunch Gadgets team is live at the CES Unveiled event in Las Vegas, and we'll be taking you through some of the latest and greatest tech from the world's largest consumer electronics trade sho...
04:28 am GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch How People Watch TV Online And Off
At this point, video is just a regular part of the web. But how is it gaining on regular TV watching. Just in terms of audience reach, Nielsen estimates that almost 145 million people watch video onli...
03:53 am GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Acer Unveils Thinnest Ultrabook At 15mm: The Aspire S5
Just as we expected, the first of what I'm sure will be plenty of ultrabooks has just showed itself at the CES International show in Las Vegas. Acer just announced what they're calling the world's thi...
03:41 am GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch AcerCloud Is Acers Answer To The Media Cloud
It is the dawning of the age of cloudquarius. Acer, in addition to a set of ultrabooks, just announced something it's calling AcerCloud. This service, like iCloud, brings all of your content onto all ...
03:17 am GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Adds In-Game Offers Option For All Developers, Hoping To Further Diversify Revenue
Facebook has just started letting any developer on its platform run advertising offers that pay out directly in the native currency of their games. Let’s say you’re playing Ravenskye City,...
01:39 am GMT - Mon, January 9, 2012
Techcrunch Square Expands Retail Partnerships; Now Sold At OfficeMax And UPS Store Locations
For disruptive mobile payments startup Square, 2011 was a year of massive growth on many levels. The startup ended the year with over 1 million merchants using the mobile payments platform to accept c...
10:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 8, 2012
Techcrunch Want A Great Team? Focus On Talent, Not Hiring
One of the questions most founders always ask is about the key secrets to hiring. What they need to understand is that theres a big difference between hiring and talent. Im continually surprised how...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 8, 2012
Techcrunch You Cant Spell Media Without Me
Without question, one of the greatest gifts of the human species is our ability to communicate. We can create, transmit, and absorb ideas with immense freedom in pictures, speech, writing, music, and...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 8, 2012
Techcrunch Box: Mobile Adoption Is The Gateway Drug To The Cloud In The Enterprise
Cloud storage platform Box (which you no longer have to refer to as Box.net as it now owns Box.com!), has seen incredible growth over the past year, both on the consumer and on enterprise side. Much o...
11:20 am GMT - Sun, January 8, 2012
Techcrunch Selling Apple In October Wasnt The Best Move, But Not Buying Google Was Worse
MG Siegler argues that if you sold your Apple stock last October, right after the company's Q4 2011 earnings report, you are an idiot and/or a moron. After all, Apple's stock price closed at $398.62 o...
08:06 am GMT - Sun, January 8, 2012
Techcrunch Why Bootstrapping Is Just As Over-Rated As Raising Venture Capital
Entrepreneurship requires balancing unbridled optimism with delusional foolishness. Most entrepreneurs are mocked and misunderstood until they are wildly successful, at which point the chorus changes ...
07:52 am GMT - Sun, January 8, 2012
Techcrunch SolarKindle Cover Is Walking On Sunshine (Whoaaa!)
I've done my fair share of Kindle cover research, and to tell you the truth I wish this new cover from SolarFocus was around when I did. It's the world's first solar cover for the Kindle, with a solar...
05:24 am GMT - Sun, January 8, 2012
Techcrunch When You Have To Buy Their Love, Youve Lost
Over at WindowsITPro, Paul Thurott outlines some details of Microsoft/Nokia's (purported) marketing plans for Windows Phone in 2012. Amongst them: a $10 to $15 commission for retail sales people who ...
04:34 am GMT - Sun, January 8, 2012
Techcrunch The Road To CES: A Peek Inside Our Gadget Bags
When you're a small team going to cover the biggest electronics show in the world, every person has to act as a Swiss Army knife, able to fill any role at any time. This generally produces an incredib...
04:21 am GMT - Sun, January 8, 2012
Techcrunch Just A Friendly Reminder: If You Sold Your Apple Stock In October, You Were, In Fact, An Idiot
On October 19 of last year I wrote a post entitled: If You Sold Your Apple Stock Today, You're An Idiot. Because their Q4 numbers missed Wall Street expectations, Apple's stock dropped over 5 percent ...
02:05 am GMT - Sun, January 8, 2012
Techcrunch How To Create An Early-Stage Pitch Deck For Investors
This is a guest post by Ryan Spoon (@ryanspoon), a principal at Polaris Ventures. Read more about Ryan on his blog at ryanspoon.com.When raising capital, a combination of your company's product, visio...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, January 8, 2012
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) ZocDocs Massoumi: A Bad Flight & Terrible Customer Service Created ZocDoc
In 2007Cyrus Massoumiruptured his eardrum on a flight to New York and turned his distasteful experience of trying to track down a physician into ZocDoc - a service that enables customers to quickly bo...
12:43 am GMT - Sun, January 8, 2012
Techcrunch First Pictures Of OLPCs XO-3 Tablet Break Cover
Last night we heard that the One Laptop Per Child program would be showing off its long-awaited XO-3 tablet at CES. We'll be getting a hands-on then, but they were kind enough to send out a couple pic...
12:11 am GMT - Sun, January 8, 2012
Techcrunch Scheming Intentions
From Vannevar Bush to PageRank, the World Wide Web was built on hypertext, the notion that any morsel of information can link to any other. But that was always only a dream, and a rapidly-dissipating ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch WindRiver Brings Overlapping App Windows To Android
Android users may soon be able to work with multiple app windows if an Intel-owned company called Wind River has anything to say about it. The company has recently announced they have worked up a way ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 01.07.12 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor kicked off the New Year in CES style. That's CES as in Apple-Free, last Microsoft keynote, All TV all the...
08:02 pm GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch My Failed Attempt At Making An Appeal For The Wikimedia Foundation
I wanted to write an appeal for the Wikimedia foundation. Im going to be completely honest: the only reason I wanted to write it was for completely self-promotional and ego purposes. On almost every G...
07:04 pm GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch Engineering Serendipity
When John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale reach for the same pair of black gloves in the movie Serendipity, they meet and fall in love. The goal of social discovery applications is to engineer this kind o...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Hex Enduction Hour
Here are some recent posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: Review: AAXA P4 Pico Projector AIAIAIs New Headphones Continue Trend Of Understated Design What Witchery Is This? A Cardboard Camping Pot? Not Bad, LG...
08:55 am GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch 4SquareAnd7YearsAgo Becomes Timehop, Takes You A Year Back In Time Through Online Content
4SquareAnd7YearsAgo, a service built at a Foursquare Hackathon that emailed you your Foursquare checkins from exactly a year ago, has branched out beyond Foursquare. Now the service, newly re-monikere...
07:30 am GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch OLPC XO-3 Tablet To Be Shown At CES
After years in the making, the One Laptop Per Child program's XO-3 tablet will be shown in more or less final form next week at CES, according to the project's founder, Nicholas Negroponte. The latest...
07:21 am GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch When Find My iPhone Becomes An Adventure
TechCrunch reader Nikos Kakavoulis sent us the following amazing story earlier this week ... The Daily Secret founder used Find My iPhone to catch an naive iPhone "thief" -- turning on the Play Sound ...
06:09 am GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch Review: AAXA P4 Pico Projector
Short version: A powerful little device, significantly brighter than others of its size, with decent battery life and a good picture. Too bad it's so damn loud, and not the most user-friendly thing of...
04:54 am GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify Has Gotten Big In The US Via Facebook, But All Those Free Users Will Have To Start Paying Soon
Everyone who has been using streaming music service Spotify for free in the US from when it launched last July is now going to have to start paying, as Business Insider notes today.The reason is the c...
04:54 am GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify Has Gotten Big In The US Via Facebook, But Serious Free Users Will Have To Start Paying Soon
Everyone who has been using streaming music service Spotify for free in the US from when it launched last July is now going to have to start paying, as Business Insider notes today.The reason is the c...
04:25 am GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Says Privacy Advocates Should Applaud Timeline, EPIC FTC Probe Unnecessary
TechCrunch has received a response from Facebook to the Electronic Privacy Information Center's letter urging the US Federal Trade Commission to investigate Timeline for possible privacy violations. F...
03:30 am GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch With Version 2.0, Onesheet Becomes The About.me For The Entertainment Industry
Back in July of last year, ArtistData Founder and serial entrepreneur Brenden Mulligan brought his newest project, Onesheet, into beta. At the time, Alexia described Onesheet as the "About.me for band...
02:29 am GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch SV Angel And Founder Collective Give Hackruiter $200K For Its Hacker School
YCombinator-backed hacker recruiter platformHackruiter has raised a modest seed round from investors SV Angel and Founder Collective. The company raised $200K but could have raised much more, because ...
02:23 am GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch PayPals First In-Store, Brick And Mortar Retail Payments Integration Is At Home Depot
As we've reported in the past, PayPal announced an in-store payments technology both via mobile and point of sale systems that is currently being tested on a friends and family basis in a national ret...
02:23 am GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch PayPals First In-Store, Brick And Mortar Mobile Payments Integration Is At Home Depot
As we've reported in the past, PayPal announced an in-store payments technology both via mobile and point of sale systems that is currently being tested on a friends and family basis in a national ret...
02:20 am GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch Not Bad, LG Marketing, Not Bad
Watch first, then read. Or just watch, that's cool too....
01:26 am GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch AIAIAIs New Headphones Continue Trend Of Understated Design
We don't design and hardware quite as much as we used to, but I'm making an exception for these. A good while back, I wrote about a pair of headphones I thought was the most understated and attractive...
01:23 am GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch Dijit Remote Control App For iPad Finally Goes Live
Dijit teased us with a preview of their iPad-optimized remote control app back in December, but home theater convergence aficionados will be glad to know that the app is finally available in the App S...
01:21 am GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch A Very TechCrunch CES: How To Follow Our CES Coverage
As you well know, next week is CES 2012 and TechCrunch will be there - with bells on. We're focusing on start-ups, small companies, and interesting people and we'll be doing a lot of live streaming, v...
01:17 am GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch Next On Amazons Road To World Domination? Casa.com For Home Decor
The rights to Casa.com (Spanish for 'house') have been transferred to Amazon, indicating the ecommerce giant's next dedicated vertical shop may be a home decor site. Amazon's Quidsi network of sites a...
01:16 am GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Kaz Hirai To Become Sony President In April
Big news from Sony today: according to a report just published by Japanese business daily The Nikkei, Kazuo "Kaz" Hirai, currently the company's Executive Deputy President, will become president as ea...
12:19 am GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: 2 Tickets To The Crunchies #Crunchies
Who's excited for the Crunchies Awards? All of the finalists have been announced and the voting has begun. There are some interesting match-ups this year. We have Google+ going up against Faceboo...
12:14 am GMT - Sat, January 7, 2012
Techcrunch PhotoPin: Creative Commons Photos For All Your Stock Photo Needs
I've been looking for something like this for years: a central, easy-to-use site for stock photos. Called PhotoPin, the site features a search engine that trolls Flickr for pictures. Some of them are ...
11:32 pm GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch What Witchery Is This? A Cardboard Camping Pot?
This Kickstarter project aims to rend the very fabric of space and time. The product is a camping pot for boiling water and doing a little cooking in a pinch but get this: the pot is made of paper.The...
11:28 pm GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Support For Quad-Core iDevices Found In iOS 5.1 Beta Code
It's no secret that smartphone and tablet OEMs are looking toward quad-core processors to power their next-generation doodads, with Apple's oft-rumored A6 chipset being one of the most anticipated. Ac...
11:10 pm GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Keen on Robert Hurley: Who Should We Most Trust About Trust? (TCTV)
So who do you trust? Given the decline in trust and the rise of protest movements like the Tea Party, the Occupy Movement and the Arab Spring, the chances are that you trust nobody. So how can we rebu...
10:52 pm GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Etsy Makes It Easy For Users To Post Items To Pinterest With New Pin It Button
Online pinboard Pinterest is all the rage these days, and as Etsy is showing today with its latest product announcement, e-commerce sites are starting to realize the power of pinning. The e-commerce ...
10:12 pm GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch ChatON, Samsungs iMessage Competitor, Arrives In App Store
Remember ChatON? The Samsung-built, cross-platform, mobile messaging app which arrived in Google's Android Market this fall? The app, somewhat similar to BlackBerry's BBM or Apple's iMessage, provides...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Shelby.tv To Launch Touch Play: An AirPlay-Based Gesture Remote
Video-sharing startup (and stars of Bloombergs TechStars reality show)Shelby.tvis about to launch a pretty nifty feature called "Touch Play." The new addition, a gesture-based remote control that work...
09:11 pm GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Free Social Cards From Moo Are Going Like Very Hot Cakes
Some 24 hours after we broke the news that Facebook had engaged Moo to be the sole creator of its new 'social' business cards service we have some exclusive numbers on what that deal is translating in...
08:55 pm GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Weekends Eventful Year: 260 Events In 202 Cities; Startups Raised $30M+
Startup Weekend, whose mission is to kickstart and foster startup communities worldwide through events and networking sessions, had a very lively 2011. According to internal statistics shared exclusiv...
08:39 pm GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Nobody Wins At CES
Rather than do a CES pre-round-up of exciting products I'd like to address this interesting slant on the whole "massive electronics trade show in the middle of the desert" concept that has kept the Ga...
08:26 pm GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Siri Sibling Trapit Raises $6.2 Million Series A From Horizons
Personalized web search toolTrapit, often called the sister to Apple's Siri because both were built on the same artificial intelligence project from DARPA and SRI, has just raised $6.2 million in Seri...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch After 58 Years: Panasonic To Cut The Cord With JVC Kenwood
Panasonic has been partnering with Victor Co. of Japan, which in 2008 merged with Kenwood to become JVC Kenwood, since 1954. But yesterday JVC Kenwood announced [JP, PDF] that Panasonic, its largest s...
07:39 pm GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Acquires Norwegian Mobile OS Company Smarterphone
Nokia has acquired Oslo, Norway-based Smarterphone, a company that builds a mobile operating system for so-called feature phones.The news of the purchase, which was actually completed last November, c...
07:36 pm GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch HTCs Growth Spurt Is Done (For Now)
HTC released their unaudited Q4 financials earlier this morning, and as expected, they indicate a disappointing decline for the Taiwanese hardware vendor. The company's net operating income was down t...
07:19 pm GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Announces Worlds First XQD Memory Cards
Are you ready for yet another memory card format? Dubbed XQD, the medium was first announced by Sandisk, Sony and Nikon in November 2010. And after the the CompactFlash Association finalized the speci...
07:05 pm GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch The Samsung Note Is Definitively Not Coming To AT&T As Far As You Know
Remember the mini-slate Samsung released a few months ago? The Samsung Galaxy Note? Pretty cool little device. As we enter CES week, the press releases are flying fast and furious and this one caught ...
06:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Bessemer Leads $6M Round In Q&A Platform For Students And Teachers, Piazza
Piazza, a Q&A platform for students and instructors, has raised $6 million in Series A funding from Bessemer Venture Partners with Kapor Capital and Felicis Ventures also participating in the roun...
06:48 pm GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch No Cable Killer After All: KIT digital Buys Assets Of Sezmi For $27 Million
So much for Sezmi's ambitious plans to kill cable TV: the assets of the cloud-based TV delivery platform company were recently acquired by KIT digital for approximately $27 million in a mixture of sto...
06:46 pm GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Posts Record Q4 Numbers, 35 Million Smartphones Sold
Samsung has today posted record quarterly profits after selling 35 million smartphones in the fourth quarter, up from 27.9 million in the previous quarter. Operating profits have soared to 5.2 trillio...
05:58 pm GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Colbert Asks Steve Case About The Sharing Economy, Invents Toasterster
Steve Case, the co-founder of AOL (which owns TechCrunch blah blah blah) and founder of Revolution, was on The Colbert Report yesterday to get interrupted by host Stephen Colbert after every other wor...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Strive
Here are some recent posts from TechCrunch Gadgets: Semiconductor Startup SuVolta Collects $17.6M In Second Funding Round Review: Nokias Low-End Hail-Mary Pass, The Lumia 710 Marvells ARM-Based Chipse...
11:02 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz, Salesforce Put $1.4M In Real-Time Messaging Infrastructure Startup Flotype
Flotype, a startup that offers a suite of technologies that simplify real-time messaging for cloud and mobile applications, has raised $1.4 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition P...
09:55 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Animoto Learns To Play Friendly With Instagram, Now Pulls Photos In Directly
It's not a bad day for Instagram. First came the announcement that they were 2011 Crunchies Finalists. Shortly thereafter, they finally figured out how to push fullsize Instagrams to your Facebook Ti...
08:16 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Yammer, We Just Cant Quit You
Do you have a product or service you don't really like, always complain about, yet can't really stop using?Everyone knows someone who owns a car that always breaks down, or dates a girl that they're n...
06:49 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch For The 5th Year In A Row, Apple Wins CES. Before It Starts. Without Showing Up.
Are you ready for CES? I know I am. The PR emails are flowing in and I'm going to respond every single one of them. I can't wait to hear about Samsung's social media stuff. And Vizio's new thingy. I c...
06:43 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Millennial Media Files For IPO, Keeping Status As The Top Independent Mobile Ad Network
As the second-largest mobile ad network, and the top independent one, Millennial Media is the first to try to get an exit the old-fashioned way. It filed its S-1 documents today as the first step in g...
06:30 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch You Can Now Post Full Size Instagram Pics To Facebook (And Timeline)
You know what's cool? When you subconsciously want something and a startup responds to your (unvoiced) requests. Well, mobile photosharing app Instagram has just made a very small tweak that has the p...
06:18 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch LG Shows Off Its New Google TV Set Before CES
In keeping with our prediction that Google TV would be seeing something of an expansion this year at CES, LG's first foray into the Google TV ecosystem has just been unveiled ahead of the show.As you ...
06:11 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch BenchPrep Is Codecademy For Any Subject, High School To Med School
Books are not the best way to learn. To retain knowledge you have to interact with it, and that's where BenchPrepcomes in. The startup licenses textbooks from big publishers like McGraw Hill and conve...
05:24 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Watch An iPad (And GoPro Camera) Survive A 100,000 Foot Drop
There were doubters last time. They said a 1300 foot drop wasn't all that much. It wasn't a true test. It fell onto grass, they said. Well, G-Form is back with another marketing ploy. This time they s...
05:01 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Is The Internet A Human Right?
No.At least, that is what Vint Cerf, of TCP/IP, IEEE, and Google fame, decides in a NY Times op-ed piece. But the idea is subtler than the flame-bait headline; the decidedly less flashy "technology is...
04:24 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Top10s Nifty Spotify App Drives 100,000 Song Recommendations In Three Weeks
On November 30 2011, Spotify made a bold move: it became an application platform, allowing third-party apps to live within the walls of Spotify's official application so that they could take advantage...
04:09 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Even Sprints Truly Unlimited Plan Isnt Truly Unlimited
Watch the video up above. Note the end:"Truly Unlimited Data for your iPhone. The only national carrier with no throttling, no metering, no overages"We already knew the wireless industry's definition ...
03:30 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch After A Breakout 2011, Yammer Is Working On A Big New Funding Round
Yammer, the Facebook/Twitter for companies, has been coming into its own, even as big competitors like Salesforce try to compete with rival enterprise social networking products. Having generated some...
03:30 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch After A Breakout 2011, Yammer Works On A Big New Funding Round
Yammer, the Facebook/Twitter for companies, has been coming into its own, even as big competitors like Salesforce try to compete with rival enterprise social networking products. Having generated some...
03:21 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Why Arent Chromebooks Saving Password Changes?
There's something weird going on withChromebooks - the Google-branded laptop computers powered by the company's web-based operating system Chrome OS. They're not saving the password changes you make t...
03:21 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Online Ad Confirms A Sprint-Bound Galaxy Nexus (Update: With 1.5GHz Processor)
Well that was... timely. It was just a little while ago that Sprint CEO Dan Hesse dropped some details about his company's forthcoming network, and now a Sprint Galaxy Nexus ad has just appeared on CN...
03:07 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch 4 Facebook Employees Built A Working Demo Of Timeline In One Night
Rome wasn't built in a day, but Timeline was. What now allows hundreds of millions to tell the story of their lives started as an all-night Hackathon project in 2010. 2 brave Facebook engineers, an in...
02:47 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint CEO Dan Hesse Reveals First LTE Markets: Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio
Not wanting to be outdone by their larger rivals, Sprint also has a big LTE-related announcement today. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse just confirmed to everyone at Citigroup's 22nd Global Entertainment, Media ...
02:33 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Fujifilms New X-Pro1 Leaked Along With Some Lovely Lenses
We just wrote up Fujifilm's CES lineup of normal point-and-shoots, and I noted that there was no sign of the interchangeable-lens X-series camera we saw leaked in prototype form a while back. I expect...
01:21 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Is Best Buy Really Finished?
I was just reading over the excellent (and long) story about Best Buy at Forbes and wondered, in light of today's B&N announcement to pull the Nook financials out of their sinking brick-and-mortar...
12:50 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Semiconductor Startup SuVolta Collects $17.6M In Second Funding Round
Last month we highlighted some work by SuVolta, a startup in tech that is not involved with the web or social media, but rather is taking aim at the foundational technologies of computing. The small t...
12:29 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On David Weinberger: Too Big To Know (TCTV)
David Weinberger, the co-author of the iconic Cluetrain Manifesto, has just released another stunningly profound book. In Too Big To Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Exp...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, January 6, 2012
Techcrunch Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now
The nominations have been tabulated and the votes are in. Over 300,000 nominations were calculated across 20 categories. Along with our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, we are very proud to announce t...
11:54 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Report Highlights Huge Gender Disparity in Healthcare Leadership
Editors note:This guest post was written byDave Chase, the CEO ofAvado.com, a patient portal & relationship management company that was aTechCrunch Disrupt finalist. Previously he was a management...
11:45 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 01.05.12 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang David Dobrin, John Taschek and Steve Gillmor are recording live at 10:45am PT....
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Does Your Startup Need Beta Testers? BetaBait Will Hook You Up (Now On Email & The Web)
You could just launch your app without testing it first, but the reality is that more times than not this could have disastrous consequences. So, being the savvy people they are, when entrepreneurs wa...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Fires Up LTE Network In NYC, SF, LA And More
AT&T definitely has a few LTE-friendly goodies planned for an official reveal at CES, but those shiny new toys won't be doing you much good unless you've got that 4G network to go with it. To that...
11:22 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Forecast: Mobile Phone Shipments Growth Slows In 2012, But NokiaMicrosoft May Survive
Analysts at Credit Suisse are forecasting slower growth in mobile phone shipments worldwide for this year, at a growth rate of 2%. The increase is higher than previous forecasts but is down from the 1...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch SV Angel, Founder Collective And Others Put $850K In Customer Retention SaaS Custora
Y Combinator-backed Custora, which offers a SaaS that tells online retailers and web apps which of their customers are most valuable and suggests actions to keep them; has raised $850,000 in funding ...
10:43 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Review: Nokias Low End Hail-Mary Pass, The Lumia 710
Windows Phones, like Android phones, are hard to review. The operating system is obviously the same across the board and so the real question is "How does the hardware stand up to competitors?" The mo...
10:43 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Review: Nokias Low-End Hail-Mary Pass, The Lumia 710
Windows Phones, like Android phones, are hard to review. The operating system is obviously the same across the board and so the real question is "How does the hardware stand up to competitors?" The mo...
10:18 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch DailyWorth Grabs $2 Million To Bring Quality Financial Advice To Women Via The Inbox
In March of last year, DailyWorth, the personal finance daily email and community for women, raised an $850K seed round led by Robin Hood Ventures, with investors like Eric Schmidts TomorrowVentures, ...
10:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Aisle50 Lands $2.6M To Save You 50% On Organic Batter Blaster (And Other Fine Foods)
Don't get too excited the Organic Batter Blaster shown above, on sale for a mere $2.49, has already sold out. But fear not: more grocery-centric deals are on the way.Today Y Combinator alum Aisle50, w...
10:02 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch New Details Emerge For White Epic 4G Touch, White Galaxy Nexus
Long-time readers may know that I'm a sucker for white phones, so today is something like Christmas Part Two for me. New details have surfaced about two new pearlescent phones: the white Epic 4G Touch...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Contactually Launches Lightweight CRM Tool That Works Right In Your Inbox
Contactually, a 500 Startups-backed company, is today launching its lightweight CRM solution for email users. At present, the service works with any IMAP-connected account, including Gmail, Google App...
09:23 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Could Spider-Worm Silk Be The Next Supermaterial?
Spiderman might soon lose his dominance in harnessing spider silk superpowers. Scientists from the University of Wyoming, the University of Notre Dame and Zhejiang University in China have genetically...
09:23 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Overview: Japans Video Game Market In 2011 (Sales, Hardware, Software)
Japan's video game industry is the world's second biggest (after the US), but it's on a downward streak for the fifth consecutive year. Based on sales, the country's video game industry has contracted...
09:09 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Synchronoss Buys Mobile Social Network Maker Miyowa For Up To $59M In Cash
Synchronoss, a provider of automation software, mobility management and cloud technology solutions, has acquired mobile social networking company Miyowa for $45.5 million in cash. In addition, Synchro...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Debuts Newest Word Puzzle And Social iOS Game, Scramble With Friends
Zynga is starting off 2012 with a bang. After launching its newest Facebook title Hidden Chronicles yesterday, the social gaming giant is debuting its latest mobile game, 'Scramble With Friends,' whic...
08:57 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Apptopias New Marketplace Will Help Broker Sales Of Mobile Apps
Remember the news from earlier this week abouta mobile app developer who turned to eBayto unload his underperforming iOS app? (Update:the app is now up to $15,100+!) Well, there will soon be an a...
08:05 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Marvells ARM-Based Chipset Tapped For New Google TV Units
Everyone has already seen what the Google TV 2.0 update looks like, but Google and their hardware partners have been pretty tight-lipped about what kind of hardware will eventually run the show. Well,...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Striiv Fitness Gadget Puts Personalized Challenges On The Menu
With the New Year already underway, I'm sure many of you are working hard to lose the holiday weight or are otherwise engaged in some hard-core New Years Resolution-style dieting. It's that time of ye...
07:52 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Maxymiser Raises $12 M For Its Website Testing & Optimization Solution
Maxymiser, a company that helps improve website effectiveness through the use of A/B and multivariate testing, personalization and optimizations, has raised $12 million from new investors Investor Gro...
07:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch iMessage Bug Traps Android Converters Personal Conversations But Theres A Fix!
iMessage is awesome, right? Since iOS 5 came out I've been telling all my friends and family (who, ironically, aren't what you'd call tech savvy) to update and start sending messages for free. It's su...
07:18 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Mindspeed Buys Small Cells Maker Picochip For Up To $76.8 Million
Mindspeed Technologies, a provider of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, this morning announced that it has acquired UK-based Picochip, a supplier of integrated system-on...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Barnes & Noble Mulls Splitting Nook Business And Selling Dead Tree Publishing Company
Two bits of news crossed the wire this morning, neither of them good for traditional publishing. First, Barnes&Noble has reportedly put their publishing arm, Sterling Publishing, up for sale, a co...
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Gartner Lowers 2012 IT Spending Forecast To 3.7 Percent Growth
Worldwide IT spending growth is expected to grow 3.7 percent in 2012, a slowdown from the 6.9 percent growth in 2011, according to a new forecast from Gartner. The research firm lowered its 2012 forec...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Lithium Raises $53.4M Fourth Round To Push For Lead in Social Brand Software
Big consumer brands generate all sorts of consumer interest and expertise, but they've generally struggled to capitalize on these relationships to improve themselves. Lithium has been building itself ...
06:57 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Turns Your Timeline Into Moo Business Cards, First 200,000 Are Free
In a move which is likely to catapult UK startup Moo onto a new international stage, the company has become the only one to deeply integrate its 'social business cards' with the Facebook platform toda...
06:33 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch For Rapid Wireless Data Exchange: Toshiba Starts Shipping TransferJet LSI
TransferJet is having a hard time going mainstream, but Toshiba hasn't given up on the close proximity wireless transfer technology yet: after taking the wraps off a small TransferJet LSI back in Sept...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch And The First $1 Million Domain Name Sale Of 2012 Is dudu.com?
Domain name marketplace operator Sedo this morning announced that it has brokered a big domain name sale before the first week of the new year is over. The company has negotiated a sale of the domain ...
05:44 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Financial Times Acquires London-Based Developer Of Its HTML5 Web App
The Financial Times has acquired London-based application development firm Assanka, which built a nifty HTML5 web app - and other applications - for the publisher. (Hat tip to Benedict Evans)FT staffe...
05:28 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Google Ventures And Foundry Group Put $9M In Crowdsourced Search Advertising Marketplace Trada
Crowdsourced SEM management startup Trada has raised $9 million in Series D financing from existing investors Foundry Group and Google Ventures. This brings Trada's total funding to $17 million.Here's...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch NumberFire Pockets $750K To Help You Rule Your Fantasy Sports Leagues
Back in September, we wrote about numberFire, a New York City-based startup that's attempting to bring a deep, scientific approach to your fantasy football picks. At the time, the startup was preparin...
04:04 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Settles Patent Suit From Elan Out Of Court, Coughs Up $5 Million
Elan Microelectronics, a Taiwanese chip and touch screen maker, says it has received $5 million from Apple in a patent infringement lawsuit settlement arranged out of court. This was first reported by...
03:38 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch The Not-So-Crazy Rumors About Microsoft Taking Over Nokias Smartphone Division Resurface
Mobile industry watcher Eldar Murtazin took to Twitter today, claiming that Microsoft and Nokia executives will be meeting each other shortly to discuss the possibility and terms of a deal involving t...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch The Logitech Cube Attempts To Redefine The Humble Mouse
Somewhere deep in the bowels of Logitech, a committee, attempting to think outside of the box, created a box. It's called the Cube (even though it's clearly not a cube) and it's a mouse. And a present...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Smarter
Here are some recent Gadgets stories: Mogees: Multitouch On Any Surface With A Contact Microphone Cubelets Promise Robotic Good Times Velocity Micro Shows Its New Tablets And Pico Projector Before CES...
01:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Lenovo Debuts A Pair Of Ultrabooks, The $1599 ThinkPad X1 Hybrid And $849 ThinkPad T430u
Lenovo is serious about ultrabooks. The company just introduced two new ultrabooks that will live alongside the company's existing model, the ThinkPad X1. These three models put Lenovo in a unique pos...
12:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Fujifilm Reveals 19 New Cameras For CES Here Are Some Of Them
The compulsion in camera makers to release a dozen or more cameras at a time is understandable, I guess. Get 'em all out of the way so the PR company isn't always worrying about this or that release d...
10:19 am GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Reportedly Butting Heads With Content Producers Over iTV
There's a problem with the idea of an iTV, rumors of which have been sloshing about for a long time, but with greater intensity since Steve Jobs' biography hinted at one. Unlike an Apple TV, an iPhone...
10:01 am GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: The Nokia Lumia 710 And The Meizu MX
I've been playing with the Lumia 710 for a week or so now and I'm pleased to report that Nokia may have a chance. The phone, while a bit chintzy, is inexpensive, fast, and feature-rich. I doubt you'd ...
09:25 am GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Google Ventures, Mark Cuban And Others Invest $1M In Social CRM Startup Nimble
Customer relationship management startup Nimble has raised $1 million in funding from notable investors Mark Cuban, Jason Calacanis, Don Dodge, Dharmesh Shah and more!Nimble CEO Jon Ferrara views Nimb...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Do Blogs Need Comment Reels? Yes, and Heres How
Commenting on blogs is broken. But what we need is a solution, not an abandonment of the concept. The question comes up every few months, but new social commenting technology means there are better an...
08:35 am GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Why Is Aol Still Charging People For Email?
Now this is just hilarious. Apparently this Arizona woman has been paying for "email" for almost a decade -- even though it's been available free for a while and free for Aol users since 2006. Accordi...
05:39 am GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Why Dont Smartphones Have A Guest Mode?
"Hey, can I see your phone real quick?"Oh, crap. What tabs did you leave open in Safari? Did you delete those photos (you know, those photos. The ones you promised her you'd delete?) That My Little Po...
05:38 am GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Colin Gillis: Yahoos Business Model Is Looking Increasingly Archaic
Wall Street was not super-impressed with today's announcement of Yahoo's new CEO Scott Thompson. The stock was down 2 percent in the morning and ended the day down 3 percent. I spoke with analyst Coli...
05:23 am GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Not So Evil: Google Penalizes Chromes PageRank For Policy Violation
"I love the name of honor, more than I fear death" - Julius Caesar. Google does too, apparently. The company has lowered the PageRank of its Chrome download page after violating its own paid link poli...
04:20 am GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Mogees: Multitouch On Any Surface With A Contact Microphone
Here's an interesting little project that, while it's unlikely to grow into a major product, nevertheless demonstrates the potential of alternative interfaces. Bruno Zamborlin's Mogees (an abbreviatio...
03:31 am GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Healthcare Field of Dreams In Idaho: Health System Opens Innovation Center
Fifteen years ago the Internet was revolutionizing global communications and computing so companies were looking for the most advanced markets to test their technologies. Locales such as Korea and Sin...
03:04 am GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Merchant Center Now Shows If Customers Love or Hate Your Deals
To combat the lack of transparency around customer satisfaction with daily deals, Groupon today launched a new version of its Merchant Center. It includes the real-time percentage of deal customers wh...
01:46 am GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Newest Flight Simulator Goes Freemium
In the gaming world, there are gamers, there are hardcore gamers... and then there are flight sim players. These guys exist on a plane of dedication that they reside on almost exclusively, with a degr...
01:45 am GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Kodak Preparing For Bankruptcy Auction Of Patents
Poor Kodak. At this point, they're just along for the ride. The last few years have been rough on them, and they've made a few big decisions that haven't panned out. I must admit that while my unsolic...
01:45 am GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Kodak Reportedly Preparing For Bankruptcy Auction Of Patents
Poor Kodak. At this point, they're just along for the ride. The last few years have been rough on them, and they've made a few big decisions that haven't panned out. I must admit that while my unsolic...
01:18 am GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Credit Karma Launches Free Credit Monitoring, Enrolls 100,000 Users In A Day
Credit Karma, the online service for keeping track of your credit score, has launched a new feature: free credit monitoring. Within the first day of its existence (the option became available just yes...
12:56 am GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Are You The Worlds Best Programmer? Compete In Facebooks 2012 Hacker Cup
Facebook has announced its 2012 Hacker Cup, a global computer programming competition. The event will serve as an important recruiting tool to attract great coders to the company, which is constantly ...
12:50 am GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft, OEMs Pledging $200 Million For Windows Phone Marketing Push
If you're not a Windows fan, then these next few months may not be too pleasant for you. WinSupersite's Paul Thurrott reports that Microsoft and OEM friends like Nokia and Samsung will be spending aro...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, January 5, 2012
Techcrunch Lightbank, OCA Put $1M In Auto Repair Marketplace BodyShopBids
BodyShopBids, a site that allows consumers to solicit custom auto repair estimates by uploading a photo, has raised $1 million in led by OCA Ventures with New World Ventures and Lightbank participatin...
11:23 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch @WalmartLabs Acquires Mobile Agency Small Society
@WalmartLabs, the retailer's digital technology division, has acquired Portland-based mobile agency Small Society. The company helped businesses create, develop and launchiOS applications, and has ser...
10:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Android Markets Featured Apps Seeing Explosive Download Numbers
Getting featured in the Android Market is starting to have a meaningful impact for mobile app developers. According to the recent news from fitness app maker RunKeeper, the company saw a 637% increase...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch IFTTT, A Glue Gun For Sticking Together The Web, Raises $1.5M Seed Round From Top Investors
Want to instantly save all your Instagram photos to Dropbox when you take them? What about automatically updating your Twitter profile when you update your Facebook profile? Or, what about sharing any...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch IFTTT, A Glue Gun For Sticking The Web Together, Raises $1.5M Seed Round From Top Investors
Want to instantly save all your Instagram photos to Dropbox when you take them? What about automatically updating your Twitter profile when you update your Facebook profile? Or, what about sharing any...
09:49 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch AT&Ts Pantech Element LTE Tablet Leaked, Arriving January 8
AT&T is slowly and steadily building up their portfolio of LTE-capable devices, and it looks like yet another has just broken cover. Due to be officially unveiled on January 8, the Pantech Element...
09:22 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Scott Thompson: Yahoos Competitive Advantage Is Its Data
Is Yahoo a technology company or a media company? Newly appointed CEO Scott Thompson tried to answer that age-old question in his first conference call with Wall Street analysts this morning. It's bot...
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Chairman Roy Bostock: Expect Yahoo To Remain A Public Company
As you may have heard, Yahoo finally has a new CEO: PayPal president Scott Thompson will be serving that particular, unambiguously difficult role. We hopped on the conference call Yahoo orchestrated f...
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Brings Social Gameplay To Concealed Object Puzzles With Newest Facebook Title, Hidden Chronicles
Hidden object games, such as Where's Waldo, have been popular in all mediums with a variety of ages of game players. But it's a genre that social gaming giant Zynga has left untouched, until now. Toda...
08:55 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Paypal Shreds Ostensibly Rare Violin Because It Cares
When we last left Paypal, the company was busy destroying Christmas for a bunch of kids. This week they're shredding violins into bits while taking money from unsuspecting sellers. When will we stop t...
08:26 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch MetroPCS Launching Live Mobile TV Service Later This Year
Today, MetroPCS has announced a partnership with the Mobile Content Venture (MCV) on a new service that will bring live digital television to the carrier's customers. The service, called Dyle Mobile T...
08:03 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch The Scott Thompson Effect: Yahoo Trades Down 2 Percent On CEO News
After months of searching, Yahoo announced its new CEO this morning: Scott Thompson, former president of PayPal. The market's initial reaction? Yahoo shares are trading down 2 percent from yesterday's...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Rokus Streaming Stick Makes Your Dumb TV Much Smarter
Smart TVs are great and all — who doesn't want a dash of WiFi with their daily dose of reality television? — but the segment will face challenges in the market. For one, a $49 Roku LT is a...
07:54 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Eved Raises $9.5 M To Expand Its Online Marketplace For Meeting & Events Industry
Chicago-based Eved, an online marketplace for the meeting and events industry, has raised $9.5 million in a Series B round by New World Ventures and MK Capital. The funding will be used to scale and e...
07:54 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Augmented Reality App Instantly Translates Foreign Text On Signs, Menus
If you ever wanted to be able to read text on a street sign or on a menu in a restaurant when abroad, your smartphone might be able to help you soon. Japanese electronics company Omron has developed a...
07:52 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Ebay Boss John Donahoe To Serve PayPals Interim President
Yahoo just announced PayPal President Scott Thompson as its new CEO. That obviously leaves a hole at PayPal as Thompson was currently serving in that role. Well, now that he's leaving and officially s...
07:50 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Android Market Hits 400,000 App Milestone Says Distimo
We're not even a week into 2012, but Google's Android team may already have reason to celebrate. Just a few weeks ago, Google celebrated their ten billionth Android app download, and now new research ...
07:49 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch IBM Buys Cloud-Based Software Testing Platform Green Hat
In its first acquisition of 2012, IBM has announced the purchase of cloud-based software testing platform Green Hat. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Founded in 1996, Green Hat allows de...
07:39 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise Cloud File Sharing Provider Accellion Secures $12 Million
Enterprise cloud file sharing company Accellion has raised $12 million in a new Series 3 round from private equity firm Riverwood Capital. Thecompanywill use the additional funding to accelerate growt...
07:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Its Official: Yahoo Announces PayPal President Scott Thompson As Its New CEO
The search is over. Yahoo just named Scott Thompson as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 9, 2012. It's been four long months for Yahoo after ousting Carol Bartz in September. With thi...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch The Samsung DA-E750 Is A Speaker Dock For Wannabe Audiophiles
There is a surefire way to improve the look and feel of any audio device: add vacuum tubes. These ancient electronic valves drip with nostalgia. Traditionally only high-end analog audio devices employ...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Velocity Micro Shows Its New Tablet And Pico Projector Before CES
While many big companies are putting on big press conferences next week at CES, many smaller ones are getting their new gadgets out there early so people will want to drop by their booth. Velocity Mic...
06:55 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Cubelets Promise Robotic Good Times
Do you like nature? Do you have a beard? Then you'll love these things. Cubelets are essentially robotic building blocks. By connecting sensors, motors, and feedback devices, you can create clever lit...
06:33 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch The iPhone 4S Hits China (And 21 Other Countries) Next Friday
Apple this morning announced that its massively popular smartphone, the iPhone 4S, will be available in China and 21 additional countries on Friday, January 13. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, that m...
06:13 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix: Our 20 Million Members Streamed 2 Billion+ Hours Of Content In Q4 2011
Netflix experienced a very rough year, but ended 2011 on a high when it comes to its streaming business. The company this morning announced that, in the fourth quarter of 2011, its 20 million members ...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Spool Raises $1 Million To Let You Cache Content To Mobile And Push It To Friends
When Spool debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt in September, the app and browser extension was focused on caching videos, articles, and other web content to your mobile device. It was like Instapaper on ste...
05:24 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Mechanical Engineering Community GrabCAD Grabs $4 Million
GrabCAD, which operates a community for (and founded by) mechanical engineers, where they can share knowledge and collaborate on CAD models, projects and whatnot, has raised $4 million in Series A to ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Square Co-Founder Jim McKelvey Backs The LinkedIn For Athletes LockerDome
LockerDome, a social sports community, has raised $750,000 in funding. Jim McKelvey, co-founder of Square invested in the startup and is joining LockerDomes Board of Directors. LockerDome is a social...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Seismic Games Launches Social Gaming Studio, Raises $2M From DFJ Frontier
Exclusive - Seismic Games, a Los Angeles-based social games studio, is coming out of the woodwork today, announcing that it is set to debut its first game in the first quarter of 2012. The startup has...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Compartment
Here are some of yesterday’s Gadgets posts: Miss Your Cat? Now Fluffy Can Send You Tweets All Day Long Nokia Ace (Lumia 900) Specs Trickle Out The Swift Rise And Sad Fall Of The Asus Transformer...
01:19 pm GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Details Matter
The Lean Startup mantra tells entrepreneurs to get a basic version of your product out there to test the waters, and then build the real product afterwards with the knowledge you gain from this early ...
11:16 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Marine Solar Cells Make The Most Of Sun And Waves
In an unusual hybrid, British industrial designer Phil Pauley created Marine Solar Cells that harness energy from both the sun and water. The web of energy generators capture energy off-shore, using a...
10:01 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch HP Unveils Two New Desktop PCs: The Omni All-In-One And The HPE h9 Phoenix
Ultrabooks are all the rage for 2012, and we'll probably see quite a few of them at CES next week. But there are still some of us who prefer a more robust computing experience, which is why HP has tod...
09:44 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Menu And Hours, For When Youre Too Hungry To Scroll Through A Million Yelp Reviews
I've heard like a billion people complain about this recently so here goes: When you're starving you don't want to read through thousands of Yelp reviews on your phone or download a random PDF from a ...
09:11 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch CallidusCloud Acquires Marketing Automation SaaS LeadFormix For $9 Million Cash
Sales effectiveness cloud SaaS company Callidus Software Inc today announced its acquisition of LeadFormix, a B2B cloud-based lead intelligence SaaS. LeadFormix lets B2B vendors turn anonymous visits ...
08:17 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch CrunchBase Reveals: The Average Successful Startup Raises $25.3 Million, Sells For $196.8 Million
Most investments fail but the few successful ones more than make all the money back -- or so startup investors hope. But what sort of returns do these profitable exits bring in? According to a new ana...
08:14 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Milyoni Will Sell Facebook Streaming Access To Tomorrows World Series Of Beer Pong
In Facebook's early days thecompany planned a national beer pong tournament,but then cancelled it out of fear it would promote underage drinking. Tomorrow, that dream will be revived in a new way when...
08:14 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Virtual Currency and Pay Per View 2.0: World Series Of Beer Pong To Stream On Facebook
In Facebook's early days thecompany planned a national beer pong tournament,but then cancelled it out of fear it would promote underage drinking. Tomorrow, that dream will be revived in a new way when...
07:53 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Holo Promise: Google Moves To Ensure UI Integrity On All Android 4.0 Devices
Google has posted a bit of new info to the Android Developers blog that is probably less of a big deal than people are making it into, but still worth looking at. The post details a requirement that a...
06:46 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch On The Day Of The Iowa Caucus, Barack Obama Joins Instagram
The game is on. Iowa Caucus (which is important because it is viewed as an indicator of Presidential candidates have a chance at winning the Republican nomination) results have started pouring inat 7p...
06:26 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Vizify Raises $1.2 Million To Help You Make A Great First Impression Online
Vizify, a social tool for creating a great first impression online and a recent grad of TechStars' Seattle accelerator program, is announcing today that it has raised $1.2 million in seed funding from...
06:09 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch December Brings $1M In Sales To Bandcamp
The question of how music will be distributed in a year, five years, or ten years, is an open one. The landscape has been altered so drastically over the last ten years that the only thing that seems ...
05:55 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch The Cord-On-Board iPhone Case Hides A Charging Cable Inside
After a decade of iPods, Apple's little white charging cable seem to be pretty much everywhere these days. Open a random drawer, there one will sit. Ask a pack of strangers, "Hey anyone got an iPhone...
04:48 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Another Data Play: The Next Big Sound Raises $6.5 Million From IA Ventures And Foundry
We are only one working day into 2012, and already two data startups announced funding rounds. Klout confirmed its Series C, and now social music data gatherer, Next Big Sound, is set to announce a $6...
04:17 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Keep The Spark Alive With BeCouplys Epic Date Night Subscription Service
Imagine a candlelit dinner, a private art gallery tour, and round-trip black car service for you and your significant other. Now imagine how nice it'd be if you didn't have to plan any of that awesome...
04:11 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Speaking Of Pink with Jesse Draper (TCTV)
This week's guest on Speaking Of is no stranger to the world of television. She's Jesse Draper, creator and host of online talk show, "The Valley Girl Show." The show profiles entrepreneurs and busine...
03:48 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Codecademys CodeYear Attracts 100,000 Aspiring Programmers In 48 Hours
Talk about starting your year off on the right foot.Two days ago, Codecademy a startup that's looking to bring programming to the masses launched a nifty initiative called Code Year. It's pretty strai...
03:08 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Kleiner Leads Klouts Latest $30 Million Funding Round
Klout's reputation is growing among investors. The startup, which provides a social credit score for more than 100 million public profiles across various social networks, raised C round of financing o...
01:22 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Indias Low-Cost Aakash Tablet Pre-Orders Hit 1.4 Million
The low-cost Indian tablet known as the Aakash, which we have followed in its career over the last year, is finally shipping. In late December they opened up orders for the first batch of 30,000 units...
12:35 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Google Blames Paid Link Policy Violation On Agency Unruly, Which Blames Sponsored Blogger
A blogger paid to publish a Chrome videois responsible for violating Google policy, not Google or its ad agency Unruly Media that sponsored the post. However, Google says it never authorized Unruly to...
12:35 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Indie Platformer Super Meat Boy Jumps Past 1 Million Sales
As TechCrunch's resident Super Meat Boy fanboy, I feel like it's my duty to pass on the good news: Team Meat's rage-tastic, "Just five more tries. Seriously. Maybe Six."-inducing twitch platformer has...
12:26 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Parse.ly Will Launch Its Pageview-Generating Machine Called Dash This Month
Parse.ly, the stealthy data-driven predictive content optimization platform for publishers, is preparing to launch its first product called Dash at the end of the month, we've learned. The startup fir...
12:03 am GMT - Wed, January 4, 2012
Techcrunch Eyeing An IPO, Kayak Adds HomeAway Founder And CEO Brian Sharples To Board
Travel search engine Kayak has is announcing a new board member todayHomeAway Founder and CEO Brian Sharples. He joins fellow Kayak board members Michael Moritz, Joel Cutler, Terrell Jones, Hendrik Ne...
11:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Ace (Lumia 900) Specs Trickle Out
Until now the 4G LTE-capable Nokia Ace (or Lumia 900, if you prefer) has been largely a mystery. We got a peek at some leaked press shots last week (pictured), but all we've heard is that it'll hit AT...
11:53 pm GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Celebrates The Demise Of IE6 In The US
Internet Explorer 6 long a thorn in the side of many web developers because of its quirks, limited feature support, and cockroach-like resistance to extinction is finally on its last legs in the Unit...
11:43 pm GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Marian Salzman: What Will Be The Top Trends In 2012? (TCTV)
Happy New Year everyone! And to celebrate the beginning of 2012, I invited the noted trendologist, Marian Salzman, the author of the excellent Little Book of Nexts, into our New York City studio to pr...
10:34 pm GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Developer Sells iPhone App On eBay, Starting Price: $1
Mobile app developer Neal Schmidt, maker of the scavenger hunt gameBuckshot, is selling his iPhone app on eBay where it had a starting price of just $1.00. The app was posted to eBay on December 29th,...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch The SiriusXM Lynx Is A Portable Satellite Radio With A Twist!
You may have forgotten that there was such a thing as "satellite radio," what with all the streaming services available now, but it exists and its still going fairly strong. The latest way to listen t...
09:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch The Swift Rise And Sad Fall Of The Asus Transformer Prime Android Tablet
The Asus Transformer Prime was the latest tablet to wear the title of iPad killer. It was supposed to rise up, powered by the all-mighty quad-core Nvidia Terga 3, and finally stand tall against the iP...
09:50 pm GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch SOPA, Freedom, And The Invisible War
While laughable in scope and reach (not to mention ridiculous in terms of potential enforcement) the Stop Online Piracy Act is seen as a very real threat to our freedom to, in short, surf the Internet...
09:35 pm GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Co-CEOs May Soon Be Stripped Of Their Chairmen Roles
As RIM navigates some particularly rough seas, it appears as though the company may soon kick-off a good old-fashioned corporate governance shakeup in order to please their shareholders. Although they...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix To Debut Original Series Lilyhammer Next Month
Netflix is launching a new original series next month called Lilyhammer, which will kick off the company's foray into original programming for 2012. The series will star The Sopranos actor and E Stree...
08:23 pm GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Social Network For IT Professionals Toolbox.com Acquired By Ziff Davis
Digital media publisher Ziff Davis has acquired Toolbox.com, a social networking and knowledge exchange website for IT, HR and Finance professionals that has been around since the late nineties and wa...
08:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Miss Your Cat? Now Fluffy Can Send You Tweets All Day Long
You like cats. Even if you're a "dog person," or allergic, I still know your little cat-loving secret. And how do I know? Well, since you're here on TechCrunch it's apparent that you're at least mildl...
08:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Siri Android Clones Are Laughable At Best
When we first introduced the Siri clone Iris, I figured that would be the last of the outright Siri-alikes. I was wrong. Programmers are taking advantage of less experienced users and creating apps th...
07:55 pm GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Murdochs Wifes Twitter Account, @Wendi_Deng, Was Fake
Following media mogul Rupert Murdoch's arrival on Twitter this week, wife Wendi Deng (@wendi_deng) showed up shortly afterwards, tweeting alongside her husband, flirting with comedian Ricky Gervais, p...
07:09 pm GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch RIMs New PlayBook Promo: All Models For $299
Well, if you were hoping to snag a BlackBerry PlayBook on the cheap, it looks like now's the time to act. In what seems like a move born of desperation, all models of the PlayBook are now going for $2...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch RJMetrics Raises $1.2M For Hosted Business Intelligence Software Suite
Exclusive - I first learned about hosted business intelligence software startup RJMetrics a few weeks ago, when Fab.com founder Jason Goldberg wrote how he made creative use of their software suite fo...
06:24 pm GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Internap Buys Hosting, Cloud Services Company Voxel For Up To $35 Million
IT infrastructure solutions provider Internap this morning announced its acquisition of privately-held Voxel, an enterprise hosting and cloud services company based in NYC, for $30 million in cash. Un...
06:04 pm GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Sanwa Supply Rolls Out Micro Projector For iPhone 44S
Japan-based accessory maker Sanwa Supply started selling the 400-PRJ011 [JP] in its online store, a DLP micro projector that slides onto an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S. The device comes with a 2,100mAh batt...
05:26 pm GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Report: 522 Exits Of Venture-Backed US Companies Netted $53.2 Billion In 2011
According to a Dow Jones VentureSource report released this morning, fewer US-based venture-backed companies exited in 2011 than the year before, but the deals netted more capital as the median price ...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Blippar Raises Seed Funding From Qualcomm For Mobile Augmented Reality Technology
Blippar, the UK startup behind an eponymous mobile image recognition and augmented reality platform, has landed seed funding - the size of the investment was not disclosed - from Qualcomm Ventures.The...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Smudge
Here are some recent stories from TechCrunch Gadgets: The Commodore 64 Is 30 Years Old Sleep Buster: Japanese Company Develops Anti-Sleep Driver Seat Sheet Theyre Alive! Pics Of Unannounced Asus Eee P...
08:31 am GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Google May Have Violated Its Own Paid Link Policy With Chrome Promo Campaign
Google appears to have paid bloggers to write about Chrome in a way that violates its own paid link policy, according to Search Engine Land. If Google applied a similar penalty to those it's doled out...
08:31 am GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Updated: Google May Have Violated Its Own Paid Link Policy With Chrome Promo Campaign
Google appears to have paid bloggers to write about Chrome in a way that violates its own paid link policy, according to Search Engine Land. If Google applied a similar penalty to those it's doled out...
08:07 am GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch This Months Apple Event To Focus On Publishing And iBooks
Apple will be holding a product event later this month in New York, Kara Swisher is reporting, and we've confirmed independently with a source.According to the source the event will not involve any ha...
07:59 am GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch What have you done
This was not a movie for the normals, even with and expressly because of the presence of Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. This was a big budget and highly technological rendering of an enigma. But within that...
03:50 am GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Flurry: 1.2 Billion Mobile Apps Were Downloaded Over The Holidays
With nearly 7 million new Android phones and iPhones activated on Christmas Day, an app-downloading frenzy was a foregone conclusion. App research firm Flurry estimates that a combined total of 1.2 bi...
03:39 am GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Review: The Playstation 3D Display Lets You Bring All Of Your Friends
Back at E3, the gaming world let out a collective groan when Sony announced they were making a special 3D TV for the PS3. However, that groan swiftly turned into a clamor of adoration once it was expl...
03:22 am GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch The Retrode 2 Makes Your SNES And Genesis Cartridges Useful Again
Last year, or I suppose it is now the year before last, we saw the Retrode, a little device that let you easily create ROM files from your SNES and Genesis cartridges. Useful, but sort of a one-shot d...
03:20 am GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Chrome Is Edging Out Firefox
Android isn't the only Google product that gobbled up market share in 2011. Its Chrome browser also had an amazing year. By one measure, StatCounter, Chrome went from 15 percent market share a year ag...
03:17 am GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch iPhone 4S Beats Out Lumia 800 In Benchmark Testing (Video)
Have you been wondering which mobile browser is the fastest of late? It would be an understandable thing to pontificate, seeing that Android takes the cake when it comes to LTE support, iOS has the cl...
03:14 am GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Want To Make Your iPhones PIN More Secure? Repeat A Digit.
Here's one for today's "Yeah, I probably should've thought of that" pile.If you've got anything even remotely private on your phone (and who doesn't? Your phone has access to your email, and thereby a...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch SoundCloud Raises $50 Million Round Led By Kleiner Perkins
SoundCloud has raised a new fundraising round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The amount was not released but TechCrunch understands it to be $50 million. This would give the company a $2...
01:52 am GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch iOS Closes Out The Year With 52% Mobile Web Market Share
Who's browsing the mobile web the most? Apparently, iPhone and iPad owners are. According to end-of-the-month data from statistics provider NetMarketShare, iOS users ended up with a 52% market share o...
01:45 am GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon And Microsoft Engineers Launch 21habit To Help You Track Your New Years Resolutions
Especially at this time of year, more and more consumers are flocking to social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to express resolutions or personal goals publicly. But simply expressing your ...
01:33 am GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Happy New Year! Here Are Some Great One-Sentence Startup Pitches
You amaze me. When I asked you for the best one-sentence pitch you could come up with for your startup, I was expecting 20, perhaps 30 comments and a handful of emails. Instead, we received hundreds (...
01:20 am GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Techmeme Pulls Out The Measuring Tape For Its Top Stories Of 2011
Tis the season for annual recaps and retrospectives. And while most such lists stem from a blogger's yearning for page views during the otherwise-quiet holiday season, some lists are actually interest...
12:10 am GMT - Tue, January 3, 2012
Techcrunch Stop! Its A Really Bad Time To Buy Most Gadgets!
Did you know that your brain releases dopamine when it processes something new? At least that's what the Internet told me. Apparently dopamine is key in establishing a craving, which could be why ever...
11:50 pm GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch For A Good Read, Check Out Editors Picks
Keeping up with TechCrunch can be overwhelming. And sometimes great posts get lost in the flow, pushed down the homepage before many readers even get a chance to see them. If you click on the subject ...
11:33 pm GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch Let The Race Begin: Google Launches Elections Hub
A new year is always exciting. A Clean slate. But once every four years, something very important comes into play: a presidential election. This year, all of your election information won't be any mor...
10:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch The Commodore 64 Is 30 Years Old
It's been a long time since I clacked away on a C64 but I remember that hunk of pure computing power like it was yesterday. The keyboard (complete with dingbats on the front surface), the power light ...
09:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch Samsungs DV300F Dual-View Camera Brings WiFi Into The Mix
Many of you may remember that I was straight-up infatuated with Samsung's MV800 point-and-shoot. And why wouldn't I be? It's absolutely the best point-and-shoot if your favorite subject to shoot happe...
09:28 pm GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch On Facebook, Obama Has The Most Fans, Ron Paul The Highest Viral Reach
Social media analytics firm Socialbakers hastracked more than 10 million Facebook Pages and Places plus billions of individual user interactions in order to determine who the most popular, engaging an...
09:08 pm GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch Chart: How Google And Apple Won The Smartphone Wars
What a difference just one year can make. In ourYear in Techpost, I pointed out that 2011 was the year that Apple and Google won the smartphone wars. I put together the chart above from comScore U.S. ...
09:07 pm GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch Beta Raspberry Pi PCs Draw Big Bids On eBay
The pint-sized Raspberry Pi computer is due to hit doorsteps and developing markets any time now, but that hasn't stopped some ardent fans from igniting an eBay bidding war over some pre-production un...
08:50 pm GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch WhatsOutt Gives You The ETA On Everything
If you're familiar with a site called VideoETA, which tells you when a movie will arrive on DVD, then you'll get the concept behind the new website called WhatsOutt.com. It's basically VideoETA for ev...
08:39 pm GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch Palm Software Director: We Just Werent Able To Execute
Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20 and Brian X Chen has a great tick-tock detailing the initial fall - and continuing fall - of WebOS. The interviews are quite telling, including a quote from Paul Merce...
08:29 pm GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Slashes Tablet S Price By $100
Apple's iPad still dominates the tablet market, and it would seem that competing tab makers are realizing how tough it is to go head-to-head with Apple's tablet. The latest proof: Sony has just slashe...
08:01 pm GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch Theyre Alive! Pics Of Unannounced Asus Eee PC Flare Netbooks Leak
Asus clearly didn't get the memo that netbooks are dead. Tablets killed them. Or rather so goes the popular narrative. In real life consumers will continue to look for low-cost alternatives to traditi...
07:50 pm GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch Wikimedia Foundation Raises $20 Million From 1 Million+ Donors
The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia, says it has raised $20 million from more than a million donors, breaking a record once again.The organization says donati...
06:14 pm GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch Sleep Buster: Japanese Company Develops Anti-Sleep Driver Seat Sheet
There are quite a few systems and gadgets on the market already that prevent people from falling asleep whilst driving, but Japan-based Juki has developed an entirely new one: a sheet [JP, PDF] that c...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch Gadgets Week in Review: New To You
Here are some stories from the past week on TechCrunch Gadgets: Tech Comes To The Real World Its 2012 Already So Where Are All The Jetsons Flying Cars Video: Electric Car From Japan Reaches Over 300KM...
07:57 am GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch 6 Big HealthTech Ideas That Will Change Medicine In 2012
"In the future we might not prescribe drugs all the time, we might prescribe apps." Singularity University's executive director of FutureMed Daniel Kraft M.D. sat down with me to discuss the biggest e...
07:36 am GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch GymPact Launches To Help You Keep Your Fitness Resolutions (By Paying If You Dont)
If you're anything like me, one of your New Years Resolutions may have been to get in better shape. There's no doubt that many of us could stand to live healthier lives, and it's no mistake that devic...
06:18 am GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch Ubers New Years Eve Surcharges Demonstrate The Harsh Reality Of Dynamic Pricing
I woke up this morning to tweets from Uber customers nationwide who felt taken for a ride, literally and figuratively, after requesting an Uber on one of the busiest nights of the year. Despite the fa...
03:31 am GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch Still Looking For A New Years Resolution? How About Learning To Code
After eating something greasy to get rid of last night's Jello shot-induced hangover, many of you are probably in the middle of writing your New Year's resolutions. Well, here's a good one (especially...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch Tech Comes To The Real World
2011 saw many interesting developments in the virtualization of goods. The growth of app stores continued unabated, aided by huge sales of iOS devices and Android handsets, and media of all kinds cont...
02:39 am GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch Its 2012 Already So Where Are All The Jetsons Flying Cars
As we enter 2012, shouldn't we all be traveling around in flying cars by now? That was the prediction in the Jetsons cartoon tv show. The futuristic series, first produced by Hanna-Barbera in 1962, w...
01:46 am GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch Weekly Wrist Watch Round Up
The famous and very iconic Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch get's "Watch What-Iffed" using Photoshop to explore what variations on the core design would look like.A new analog & digital combination wat...
12:58 am GMT - Mon, January 2, 2012
Techcrunch Luxury Car-Sharing Service HiGear Shuts Down Due To Theft
San Francisco-basedHiGear, a peer-to-peer car-sharing service focused on luxury vehicles, is shutting down due to theft incidents involving its members' cars. According to CEOAli Moiz, the company wil...
10:43 pm GMT - Sun, January 1, 2012
Techcrunch 60beat iPad Gaming Accessory Could Be The iOS Missing Link
It appears the iPad gamepad of our dreams has finally arrived. The 60beat is a full-sized gamepad designed for iOS devices and it connects to iPads and iPhones via the headphone jack. While there aren...
10:18 pm GMT - Sun, January 1, 2012
Techcrunch A Toast To Technology
I hold the unpopular opinion that technology - more specifically the proliferation of social media - is not intrinsically "good" in any sense. Social media is, however, important, and I propose we rai...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 1, 2012
Techcrunch The Internet Is People
There's always been a tension on the Internet between humans and algorithms. In the early days, Yahoo was a human-curated index, remember? But humans couldn't keep up, and the algorithms took over. To...
09:08 pm GMT - Sun, January 1, 2012
Techcrunch Five Myths Of The Enterprise Startup
One of two things is going to happen in 2012: either the world is going to end as the Mayans predicted, or people are finally going to start to see enterprise software as cool (which I have longpredic...
08:12 pm GMT - Sun, January 1, 2012
Techcrunch Founder And Former CEO Of McAfee.com Lands $1.5M For Grokr
Srivats Sampath has raised $1.5 million for a new startup called Grokr, an SEC filing shows.Currently an Executive-in-Residence at VC firm U.S. Venture Partners, Sampath is a serial entrepreneur who c...
07:34 am GMT - Sun, January 1, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Livestreams Commercial-Free Broadcast Of NYE In Times Square
At home and want to watch the classic New Years Eve celebration in Time Square commercial free? Well, here you go. Livestream has partnered with the organizers of the Times Square New Year's Eve Celeb...
07:04 am GMT - Sun, January 1, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Mobile App Has A Big Holiday Week On iPhones, Bigger On Android
Millions of new iPhones and Androids got activated during and after Christmas this year -- and what have people done with their new devices? They've downloaded Facebook's mobile apps, of course.I've b...
06:38 am GMT - Sun, January 1, 2012
Techcrunch Nearly 20 Million People Read Googles Blog In 2011; @Google Now Has 4 Million Twitter Followers
In terms of regularly posting news, Google has been one of the more frequent bloggers out of most of the major technology giants, often forgoing releasing press releases in favor of posting on the com...
06:05 am GMT - Sun, January 1, 2012
Techcrunch Want To Know How (Not) To Pitch Your Startup? Look No Further.
In order to get startups and entrepreneurs thinking about the most effective ways to pitch their businesses, Adeo Ressi of Founder Institute has been encouraging his founders to boil their mission sta...
01:34 am GMT - Sun, January 1, 2012
Techcrunch Why Salespeople Make Bad Fundraisers
Company founders are the quintessential cheerleaders, promoting their vision and company every chance they get. But that doesnt mean that they are necessarily the best at two core functions: selling a...
01:33 am GMT - Sun, January 1, 2012
Techcrunch Late-Stage Web Companies Took In The Largest Tech Investments Of 2011
One of the defining trends of modern web companies is that the top ones have been choosing to raise giant, private late-stage funding rounds instead of going public. Look at the ten companies that rai...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 31, 2011
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 12.31.11 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor wound up the Old Year and previewed the next one. In fact, we are already well into Social Spring, what w...
08:11 pm GMT - Sat, December 31, 2011
Techcrunch Freight Train Kept A-Rollin
2011 was the year of Android. A little over a year ago Andy Rubin tweeted that 300,000 Android devices were being activated each day. In January we reported that Android had surpassed iOS in terms of ...
07:38 pm GMT - Sat, December 31, 2011
Techcrunch Knight Of The Round Tablet? UK Gov Honour for Ive Heralds New Year Of Tech
Honours and medals from Queens and Kings may be an alien concept in Silicon Valley, but they are a delightfully steam-punk tradition, still continued in a Britain which long ago said goodbye to its Em...
02:55 pm GMT - Sat, December 31, 2011
Techcrunch Keeping Up With The Normals
The holidays for most people who read this site involve answering a cornucopia of tech support questions for their relatives. Honestly, I've watched friends field the most frustrating 45 minute IT dep...
05:56 am GMT - Sat, December 31, 2011
Techcrunch Apples Terrific And Tumultuous 2011
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...Those words seem to encapsulate Apple's 2011 perfectly. The year saw the company both became the most valuable company in the world and lose its f...
05:37 am GMT - Sat, December 31, 2011
Techcrunch RED Sues Arri Over Email Hacking, False Advertising In HD Camera Dust-Up
Upstart digital cinema company RED, which has been the bane of many established camera companies for several years now, has filed suit against Arri, a leading camera manufacturer. They allege that Arr...
04:35 am GMT - Sat, December 31, 2011
Techcrunch Aol Employees Make Zombie Video About Talent Exodus
In case you haven't noticed;), it's an especially slooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow time for the tech industry. So slow that some Aol employees -- the only one I recognize is ...
03:55 am GMT - Sat, December 31, 2011
Techcrunch A Web Of Apps
It is remarkable to think that we're in the early days of the app era, when there are already close to 600,000 iOS applications and nearly 400,000 on Android. The growth of these app ecosystems has be...
03:53 am GMT - Sat, December 31, 2011
Techcrunch A New Era For Social Interest Sites: Twitter, Tumblr And Pinterest Go Big In 2011, MySpace Goes Down
One of the most interesting trends in comScore's 2011 social networking report is the new growth of social sites that cater to users' interests, rather than their real-life social graphs. In particula...
03:53 am GMT - Sat, December 31, 2011
Techcrunch A New Era For Social Interest Sites: Twitter, Tumblr And Pinterest Go Big In 2011
One of the most interesting trends in comScore's 2011 social networking report is the new growth of social sites that cater to users' interests, rather than their real-life social graphs. In particula...
02:29 am GMT - Sat, December 31, 2011
Techcrunch Damn It Google, Where Are My Magic Android Lightbulbs?
Back at Google I/O in May, members of Google's Android team unveiled a new initiative that's going to extend the mobile OS beyond smartphones and tablets and take us one step closer to Back to the Fu...
01:20 am GMT - Sat, December 31, 2011
Techcrunch Verizon Wireless Cancels Plans To Charge $2 Convenience Fee
Well, that didn't take long. Less than 24 hours after word got out that Verizon Wireless planned to introduce a painfully ironic "convenience" fee of $2 for anyone paying their bill online, the carrie...
12:04 am GMT - Sat, December 31, 2011
Techcrunch AngelPad Looks Back: 37 Companies, 31 Funded, $25 Million Raised
AngelPad, the startup incubator launched by seven ex-Googlers in August 2010, is taking a look back at how far it's come in the months since and the lessons they've learned along the way. So far, Ange...