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11:52 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch iZettle Launches In The Nordics, UK Launch On The Cards
iZettle, the Swedish mobile payments startup that basically competes with Square, has gone live on the App store in the Nordic markets today (Denmark, Norway and Finland). It's making 5,000 card reade...
11:12 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Niklas Zennstrom To Speak At The London Web Summit
As I previously announced, the startup conference I've run for the last three years has merged with the Dublin Web Summit to create the London Web Summit on March 19, in The Brewery Venue, in London's...
11:11 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Is The $300 3D Printer Finally Here? Makible Thinks So
MakiBox is a riff on the open source RepRap 3D printer that fits a print head and motor inside a box about the length and width (but not the thickness, silly) of a sheet of paper. The MakiBox kit will...
10:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Its Official: Apple Sends Out Invites For March 7th iPad 3 Event In San Francisco
Looks like CNBC was wrong. Apple just sent out invites for a March 7th event where they promise to have something we really want to see and touch. The event will be held next Wednesday at 10AM PST at ...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Ad.ly Founder Sean Rad Developing Location Product At Hatch Labs
Mobile technology incubator Hatch Labs is announcing two new additions Ad.ly founder Sean Rad (pictured) and former Apple employee Alan Tran.Describing itself as a "technology sandbox," Hatch Labs wa...
10:09 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Google Ventures And Others Put $5M In Enterprise Mobile Security Company Duo
Enterprise mobile security company Duo Security has raised $5 million from Google Ventures, True Ventures, and Resonant Venture Partners. This brings startup's total funding to $6 million.Duo Security...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch To Meme or Not to Meme, That is the (Startup) Question
Smart B2B companies have long known that winning big was predicated on redefining the rules of competition to your advantage over incumbent vendors. A more difficult question is whether you want to ow...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch To Meme, Or Not to Meme, That Is The (Startup) Question
Smart B2B companies have long known that winning big was predicated on redefining the rules of competition to your advantage over incumbent vendors. A more difficult question is whether you want to ow...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch CNBC: Apple To Announce Quad-Core, 4G LTE iPad Next Week In NYC!
CNBC just tweeted that Apple is set to announce the next iPad next week. Like previous unconfirmed reports, the next iPad will rock a quad-core CPU and 4G LTE data connectivity. But unlike every other...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch CNBC: Apple To Announce Quad-Core, 4G LTE iPad Next Week In NYC! (Update: Nope)
CNBC just tweeted that Apple is set to announce the next iPad next week. Like previous unconfirmed reports, the next iPad will rock a quad-core CPU and 4G LTE data connectivity. But unlike every other...
09:39 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch StarStreet Launches A Daily Fantasy Sports Game That Turns Athletes Into Stocks
You may remember StarStreet from last year's launch - it's the TechStars and SV Angel-backed sports investing game that turns fantasy sports into a stock market system where you build up portfolios of...
09:29 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Unlimited Data Throttled By AT&T, Verizon? Heres How To Take Them To Court And Hopefully Win
Throttling is a dirty trick employed by wireless data providers. The carriers say that it's a necessary tactic to cap heavy data users seemingly hoarding all the available bandwidth. Several studies s...
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch [email protected]: The Huawei Ascend D Quad Is One Of The Nicest Phones Youll Never Buy
After hearing that Huawei had revealed "the world's fastest smartphone" in the form of the Ascend D Quad, we knew we had to seek it out. Well, we finally managed to score a little hands-on time with t...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Textbook Rental Site BookRenter Spawns Rafter, A Course Materials Management Network For Colleges
College textbook rental startup BookRenter is announcing an interesting new venture today, pivoting slightly from the singular focus on rentals to a broader market. Rafter is launching as a network of...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Brayola Wants To Help Women Find The Perfect Bra
For many women finding the right bra is a challenge. Enter Israeli startup Brayola, a new site that aims to make it easier for women to find their next favorite bra. Brayola helps women find their per...
08:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch LTE-Packing Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Hits VZW Shelves On March 1
For those of you who feel that the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is too big and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is too small, the LTE-packing Galaxy Tab 7.7 should feel just right. And according to Verizon, the little 7-inc...
08:19 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch We Watch Our Phones More Than We Watch TV, But The PC Wins The Day
Earlier today we saw a significant move from MTV to launch a social, mobile TV service and some research out from InMobi today underscores just why these kinds of moves are so important right now for ...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon CTO: Shared Data Plans Coming Mid-Year
We've been hearing about Verizon's forthcoming shared data plans for quite a while, but it's possible that we've finally been given a timeline, albeit a vague one. At an investors conference Verizon C...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Float Does Simple Scheduling For Teams (And Simple Is Hard!)
Float (no, not that Float - what is with the duplicate names for startups lately?), is a new, minimilist scheduling application for teams. The software comes from the New York-based startup Pixel Padd...
07:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Improves Captions With New Formats, Languages, And More
Captions on YouTube videos can't be all that exciting. It's been around since 2006. But apparently caption functionality has been widely extended, according to a blog post by YouTube. The video sharin...
07:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Hearsay Social Signs Up Northwestern Mutual And Other Financial Firms To Social Media Management Platform
Hearsay Social, a SaaS dashboard for national businesses and their local branches to manage Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter pages, is announcing that a number of financial firms have been...
07:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Charles River Ventures Raises $375 Million For Its 15th Fund
Veteran VC firm Charles River Ventures is announcing its 15th fund today, increasing its fund size from $325 million in its last raise to $375 million in its latest "heavily oversubscribed" round.Char...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Millennial Media Aims For Smaller Advertisers with Self-Service Launch
Mobile ad network Millennial Media says that it's now making its self-service advertising product mMedia available to the general public.The company filed for an IPO last month with documents stating ...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Reply Relaunches MerchantCircle As A More Consumer-Focused Merchant Marketplace
As we reported last year, Reply acquired online marketing network for small business owners MerchantCircle. Merchant Circle which provides a business directory for merchants in smaller towns and curre...
06:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Ginger Software Raises $6.3M For Its ESL Writing Tools; Adds Former Facebook Exec As CEO
Ginger Software, the makers of contextual grammar and spell-checking tools, announced today that it has raised $6.3 million in series D financing, led by Israeli investment firm, Vaizra Ventures. Fo...
06:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch TC Interview: Nokia CEO Elop On Phablets, 41 Megapixels And Competition
It was over a year ago that Nokia and Microsoft announced their partnership to make Windows Phone the primary operating system for Nokias smartphones. But the real test in the consumer market starts n...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch HBO Go Finally Lands On Xbox 360 On April 1 (And No, Its Not A Joke)
I remember back when HBO Go first launched, and it was only available to Verizon Fios subscribers. All that True Blood, and so very few viewers to enjoy it. But in the past year HBO Go has extended it...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Stabs SMS In The Heart, Ports ChatON Messaging Client To The Web
Samsung is quietly killing text messages. The company's cross-platform messaging app launched last October on the Android Market and then came to the App Store in January. But Samsung is looking to re...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch GraphScience Promises To Turn Facebook Commerce Into A Moneymaker
Whenever I hear brands talking about advertising on social networks, one of the most common questions is, "Well, what's the actual return?" Now a startup called GraphScience says it has turned measuri...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Forget About Android 4.0! Google Exec Hints Android 5.0 Will Launch In Fall Of 2012
Android is force that will not be stopped. Google's Andy Rubin announced yesterday that there is 850k daily Android activations, excluding devices like the Kindle Fire that doesn't use Google services...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch [email protected]: Hands-On With The Surprisingly Solid Asus Padfone
The Padfone is a peculiar beast, to be sure. Given the right accessories (and enough money, I suppose), Asus's newest smartphones can easily transform into a tablet and a faux-notebook in the blink of...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Gnzo Is Instagram For Video And A Flashy Multi-Video Viewer In One
Gnzo, the video startup that made its debut at TechCrunch Disrupt in September 2010 (it was called Gunzoo then), has its first consumer-oriented product ready. Named after the Japan-based maker itself...
02:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch MTV Mobile Moves Into Social TV With Digital Agency AKQA
Viacoms MTV is making one more move into trying to capture the youth market on the platform where it's increasingly spending most of its time: the company, in partnership with digital agency AKQA, has...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Mobile World
Here are some recent posts from TechCrunch Gadgets: TechCrunch at Mobile World Congress Texas Instruments Announces New Partnerships For OMAP 5, But WaitTheres More Quietly Brilliant, But HTC Sure Mad...
01:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Opera Takes Over Payments In Its App Store; Inks Deal With Yandex In Russia
Mobile browser company Opera -- which claims to be the world's largest, with 160 million monthly users -- today announced two more developments in its drive to make more money from mobile: today it is...
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch DataSift Unlocks Access To Historical Twitter Data Dating Back To January 2010
DataSift, one of Twitter's data partners which currently provides developers and third parties with access to the full Twitter firehose in realtime, is about to unlock a whole new set of Twitter data ...
12:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch PowerReviews Attempts To Make Reviews More Social
PowerReviews, a company that provides customer review technology for retailers and e-commerce sites, is debuting a new suite of tools that helps companies promote, reward and measure customer engageme...
09:59 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, And Obvious Put $4.5M In Sleek Social, Mobile Gifting Platform Karma
Karma, a new social, mobile gifting service from the founder of TapJoy, has raised funding from Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, The Obvious Corporation, Stephen Gillett, Felicis Ventures and other a...
09:58 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Jack Dorsey Will Field Your Questions About Entrepreneurship
Get your questions ready because Twitter founder and executive chairman and Square CEO Jack Dorsey will be hosting a video-mentoring session (which you can watch and participate in here) as part of an...
08:42 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Brad Keslowski Makes NASCAR History With First In-Vehicle Tweet & Pic During A Race
As I'm writing this the Daytona 500 is under a red flag due to a bizarre accident. Juan Pablo Montoya's #42 car malfunctioned under a yellow caution and hit a massive race track jet dryer directly in ...
08:04 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Why You Cant Dismiss Nokias 41-Megapixel Phone
My first reaction upon hearing about Nokia's 41-megapixel 808 Pureview was that it was an absurdity, a perfect example of the very worst of consumer electronics, and a total miss. But the more I read,...
07:47 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Following Thefts, Luxury Car-Sharing Service HiGear Acquired By Rent2Buy
San Francisco-basedHiGear, a peer-to-peer car-sharing service for luxury vehicles, has been acquired. The news follows the company's decision to shut down operations last month,after a criminal ring t...
07:18 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch A Few New Bag Designs From Golla
I spent a good portion of my adult career as a graphic designer. I still look at the world through that lens, so I am always happy to stumble across some beautiful designs, no matter where they might ...
06:51 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Stabs Facebook In The Back, Says Pay For Its Patents Or Get Sued
After years of positive relations, friendly blog posts, and referral traffic, Yahoo may have just been biding its time waiting declare war on Facebook. Today it suddenly accused its former ally of inf...
05:22 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Well, That Was Fun
This is my 4212th post on TechCrunch, and my last as editor in chief. The past few months have been a whirlwind for everyone at TechCrunch. Weve had a lot of departures lately, but behind the scenes w...
04:38 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Poppin Seals $6M Series A From Shasta and First Round To Beautify Your Bland Office
Fugly offices kill morale and make every task a chore. But Poppin knows a happy employee is a productive one, and wants to keep yours that way with its online store full of colorful office supplies. W...
04:31 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch A Swedish Company Claims It Owns A Swipe Patent That Is Used By Apple
Another front has opened in the multi-faceted story of patent battles: Neonode, an optical touchscreen tech company based in Sweden, says that it has been granted a patent in the U.S. that covers the...
04:31 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch A Swedish Company Claims It Owns A Swipe Patent Used By Apple
Another front has opened in the multi-faceted story of patent battles: Neonode, an optical touchscreen tech company based in Sweden, says that it has been granted a patent in the U.S. that covers the...
04:06 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Texas Instruments Announces New Partnerships For OMAP 5, But WaitTheres More
Texas Instruments announced earlier today that they are partnering with Harman and iRobot to provide OMAP 5 as the core processor for new products being developed in these two companies. To understand...
03:50 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Dude, Youre Getting An Enterprise Solution Based On Best-Of-Breed Dell Technology!
Barring a change of heart or a wild, consumer-driven financial upturn, it looks as if Dell is out of the consumer PC business and is turning its Sauron-like eye towards the enterprise - the one place ...
03:01 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Goodbye Erick, Hello Eric
TechCrunch has been through a lot lately, and we need to focus on what truly matters: covering startups and innovation. So, this post is going to be short.But here is whats going on: Erick Schonfeld i...
02:56 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Office Wars
Office represents an increasingly minor amount of screen time in my computing experience, while social computing is transitioning much of that work to stream-based objects. Googles forced march of Goo...
02:52 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Your Google+ Is In My RSS Feed! No, Your RSS Feed Is In My Google+
If there's one thing wrong with Google+ it's a lack of a real non-browser interface. There are workarounds and widgets, but there's never been a real way to pull your G+ feed into a more com...
02:16 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch AT&Ts Latest Boondoggle Is To Let App Makers Pay For Users Data
The Wall Street Journal reports that AT&T will start to give app makers the option of being charged for the data their users are gobbling up while playing with the app. Let me just start out by ca...
02:04 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch French Birchbox Competitor JolieBox Acquires Spains Glamourum
JolieBox, which is basically a French version ofBirchbox, has just acquired the Spanish version of Birchbox, a service known as Glamourum. The acquisition comes a few months following the company's Se...
02:01 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Mobile Operator Billing Opens App Economy To The Credit Card-less
The mobile web, not the smartphone or traditional web, is Facebook's most popular interface. Now those hundreds of millions of users, including prepaid mobile customers in emerging markets who lack cr...
01:54 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Quietly Brilliant, But HTC Sure Made Some Noise At MWC
Wow. We expected a lot of news out of Mobile World Congress but who knew HTC would have so. freaking. much. I was having trouble keeping track of it myself, so for the good of the both of us, I though...
01:29 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Social Email Contact Manager Xobni Raises $10 Million From Commercial Partner
Social email startup Xobni, the social email plugin that makes your inbox smarter, has raised $10 million in new funding, according to an SEC filing. We confirmed the new round with the company. This ...
01:19 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Stay of Execution Evi May Stay In App Store If It Doesnt Look Like Siri
Only yesterday we reported that Evi, a new iPhone (iTunes link) and Android app (link) which was incredibly Siri-like - and some say it's better - had gotten a call from Apple that it was about to be ...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Pinweel Launches Group Photo App, Wants Caterina Fake To Cut It Out With Pinwheel
Do you really need another photo-sharing app on your iPhone? The founders of a startup called Pinweel think you do specifically, one that's focused on group albums.I've been playing with Pinweel this ...
12:54 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Marcus Whitney (TCTV)
Andrew Keen interviews Marcus Whitney, Co-Founder and CTO of Moontoast at SF MusicTech Summit 2012...
12:39 am GMT - Tue, February 28, 2012
Techcrunch The Rightsizing Of RIM: 41 Megapixels Is Completely Meaningless, And So Is 500k Apps, Says RIM VP
Its not nice to knock a company when its down, but I had a briefing earlier today in Barcelona with Alec Saunders, the head of developer relations at RIM, which -- depending on whether you support RIM...
11:46 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Audience: Why Fans Are The Real Future Of The Music Business (TCTV)
The most profound of all the digital disruptions that have occurred over the last twenty years has been the breach in trust between the creative artist and audience. It's this disruption that decimate...
11:25 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch ZenCash Syncs With Invoicing Apps, Helps You Actually Get Paid
A new cloud-based service for collecting payments called ZenCash has launched today, with support for integration into popular invoicing applications like QuickBooks, Clio, Freshbooks, Harvest and mor...
11:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook: Privacy Needs To Be Just As Easy To Control On Mobile As On The Web
Facebook, currently in a quiet period as it prepares for its IPO, is stone-cold silent on whether it really will ever launch a mobile device, and whether it plans to launch mobile advertising to compl...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Coderwall Wants To Be The Reputation System for Developers
If coders want to demonstrate their prowess, they can share code on GitHub, answer programming questions on sites like Stack Overflow and Quora, or just blog their thoughts and advice. What's missing,...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Now On iOS And Android, 2tor Brings Higher Education To Mobile Students
There's a growing focus on the intersection of education and technology, from Apple's initiatives to reinvent the textbook and Inkling's efforts to take virtualized textbooks to professional publisher...
10:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Visa Launches Mobile Payments Provisioning Service; Teams Up With Vodafone
At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Visa announced a new over-the-air provisioning service for smartphones for use with Visa's payWave mobile payments system. The service will make it easier for op...
10:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Intel Announces New Smartphone Partnerships With Lava, ZTE, And Visa
We've already caught wind of the Lenovo K800 and Orange's newly-announced Santa Clara but Intel CEO Paul Otellini isn't content to leave their push into mobile at that.Otellini has just announced that...
10:06 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Who? Apple Demonstrates The Simplicity Of iCloud In Latest Ad Spot
iCloud just works. That's the message of Apple's latest commercial titled iCloud Harmony. The service took off like a rocket when it first launched late last year. Partly fueled by the massive success...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch WePay Adds Customizable Invoicing To Simple Payments Platform
Online payments platform and PayPal competitor WePay is adding a key new feature to its easy-to-use technologyInvoicing.For background, WePay is a Y Combinator backed startup that launched in 2009 to ...
09:16 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch French President Sarkozy Is On Pinterest. Well, Maybe.
Typically, when I think of an "early adopter," French President Sarkozy doesn't come to mind. The man who announced his intention to run for reelection on February 12th didn't even have a verified Twi...
09:07 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch EPIC Isnt Taking No For An Answer, Files Emergency Appeal In Google Privacy Case
TheElectronic Privacy Information Center, also known as EPIC, isn't backing down from its desire to have Google's privacy policy changes investigated by the Federal Trade Commission. On February 18th,...
09:07 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Buys Cove To Bring Former Facebookers Ruchi Sanghvi And Aditya Agarwal To The Team
The rumors are true! Dropbox has acquired stealth collaboration startup Cove for its talent, namely the brilliant engineering duo and couple Aditya Agarwal and Ruchi Sanghvi.Agarwal and Sanghvi were b...
08:54 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch See What A 41MP Camera Can Do: Nokia Releases 808 PureView Sample Shots
Nokia's announcement of the Symbian Belle-powered 808 PureView and its 41-megapixel camera took many (including me) by surprise this morning, and there were more than a few demo photos being thrown up...
08:42 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Remember Netbooks? Yeah, Lenovo Has Stopped Selling Them Online
Wow. Netbooks. That's a blast from the past. It's like listening to a Maroon 5 song again and going "Wait, is that from that short period when they were ostensibly good or was it from the muddy period...
08:41 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn Adds An Embeddable Follow Button For Company Sites
As you may remember, professional social network LinkedIn added a follow button for companies, which allowed users to follow a company on the network, and receive real-time alerts from its profile in ...
08:18 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With The HTC One V: This Little Guy Feels Great
There's been plenty of news about HTC of late. If you've been following our MWC coverage, you know all about it and I won't bore you. Instead, I'll just let you in on a little tidbit that we learned h...
08:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Shazam Adds Support For Android Beam: Tap To Share Music, Tour Dates, Offers & More
Mobile music discovery service Shazam has just revealed an updated version of its application for Android users which takes advantage of the new technology in Android 4.0 called "Android Beam." For th...
08:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Proview Could Have Been A Contender
Reuters, usually taciturn in their coverage of technology, has written a nice tick tock about the rise and fall of trademark troll Proview in China. The company, founded around the same time the Mac P...
08:14 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch [email protected]: Samsungs Galaxy Note 10.1 Finally Nails The Formula
I'm no great fan of Samsung's 5+ inch Galaxy Note -- it's just too darned big for me to use the way I want to. The Galaxy Note 10.1 on the other hand pumps up size to a more familiar level, and t...
07:56 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch The Samsung Galaxy S III Leaked! 1.5GHz, 4.8-inch 1080p Display, Ceramic Case
Samsung previously made it known that the Galaxy S III would not be announced at Mobile World Congress. But it leaked anyway. And it might steal the show. Forgot about the HTC One X and Sony Xperia U,...
07:36 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Leveraging Zong, PayPal Gets Serious About Mobile Carrier Payments
Back in July, PayPal shelled out over $200 million for payments platform Zong, as a way to boost mobile payments technology. As you may know, Zong lets you pay for things, particularly virtual goods o...
07:32 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Isis Revealed: Carrier-Led Mobile Payments Venture Shows Off Its New App, Announces Banking Partners
Isis, the carrier-led joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, announced at MobileWorld Congress in Barcelona today new partnerships with Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard. Under the ter...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch mBlox Launches New Cloud-Based Mobile Marketing Platform: Engage
You rarely ever hear someone say, "boy, I sure did enjoy that mobile ad." In fact, it's rare to hear someone say they enjoyed any ad unless it's around Super Bowl time. But I hold firmly to the belief...
06:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Buddy Media Acquires Social Ad-Buying Tool Brighter Option To Sync Paid and Owned Marketing
Brands are buying more social advertising, and increasingly those ads build off of published content like Sponsored Stories and Promoted Tweets. To absorb this spend, social marketing platform Buddy M...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Payvment Leverages Social Data To Help Merchants Optimize Sales On Facebook
Payvment, a startup that allows anyone to create and operate a retail storefront on Facebook, is debuting a new feature today that allows merchants to monitor key social commerce metrics to help drive...
06:36 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Asus Rebrands Its Tablet Line To Transformer Pads, Launches The TF Pad Infinity & TF Pad 300
Once upon a time the Asus Eee brand held some weight. The Eee name debuted with Asus' netbook line, which nearly instantly set the bar for low-cost, but still quality, computing devices. That's why th...
06:13 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch StumbleUpon Gets NFC Sharing & More On Android; Rolls Out New UI Across Platforms
At The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, StumbleUpon, the veteran content discovery platform, will be announcing "its first partnership with Google," says Co-founder Garrett Camp. What does th...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Mobile Sales Head: US Smartphone Ownership Grew 7% Last Year Plus, Predictions
Jason Spero, Google's head of mobile sales and strategy, will be taking the stage at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later today, where he'll be revealing new research about smartphone growth a...
05:53 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Asus Officially Unveils The Accessory-Laden Padfone
There you have it folks. The Asus Padfone is about as real as a phone can be, now that Asus has formally unveiled the little beast here at Mobile World Congress. What we're looking at is a 4.3-inch Su...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Live: Facebook Launches Operator Billing For Its Apps
We're here live with Facebook's CTO Bret Taylor at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. First as a keynote then a one-to-one interview.Facebook has made a very good friend in mobile up to now -- and t...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Live: Facebook Announces Operator Billing For Its Apps
We're here live with Facebook's CTO Bret Taylor at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. First as a keynote then a one-to-one interview. Facebook has made a very good friend in mobile up to now -- Tayl...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch 850K Daily Android Activations, 300M Total Devices, Says Andy Rubin
Explosive growth. That's Android. Google's mobile platform is up 250 percent over last year and, according to Andy Rubin, SVP, Mobile and Digital Content, Google is seeing 850,000 activations every da...
04:05 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch musiXmatch Launches Android Version Of Lyrics Finder, Hits 3m Downloads
musiXmatch, a large music lyrics content provider, is doubling down on mobile at Mobile World Congress. That makes sense - how often have you wondered about the lyrics to a song and ended up surfing s...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch OpenX Acquires Supply Side Platform LiftDNA
Ad tech company OpenX just announced that it's acquiring startup LiftDNA.The startup offers a supply side platform, which publishers use to automate and optimize the sale of their ad inventory. Combin...
03:43 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Announces The 808 PureView And Its 41MP Camera, We Go Hands-On
I think it's safe to say that the new 808 Pureview handset was a surprise to just about everyone here at Nokia's press conference. Not only did Nokia manage to squeeze a 41-megapixel sensor (no, that'...
03:35 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch JetBlue Chairman Talks Search Funds, Investing, And Why Startups Need Leaders
Back in 2009, Chris Dixon wrote a blog post called "Man And Superman," in which he talks about, among other things, what separates the best leaders (or CEOs) from the rest. Most companies (or leaders)...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Gadgets Week In Review: Print Screen
Here are some highlights from the past week on TechCrunch Gadgets: The Tale Of A Wolfram Research Co-founder And His Beloved Periodic Table Table [Video] Tabber Adds An LED Light Show To Any Guitar Th...
01:53 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch John Wang, HTC: We Have Not Given Up On Windows Phones
In Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress, Taiwanese handset maker HTC yesterday gave us a glimpse of its new, lean-and-mean smartphone strategy, HTC One -- a unified set of Android complete with devi...
01:21 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Unveils Their Newest Windows Phone: The Budget-Conscious Lumia 610
And there we have it! Nokia's Executive Vice President of Mobile Devices has just taken the stage again here at Nokia's MWC press conference to officially unveil their new entry-level Lumia 610 smartp...
12:48 pm GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Live With Nokia At MWC: Nokias New Smartphones Are Its Feature Phones
I'm sitting in the packed press room for the Nokia press conference.Stephen Elop has just come out and right off the bat praised his company's performance in the last year, a huge one for the company ...
06:07 am GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch [email protected]: Hands-On With The HTC One X
Ah yes, the One X. It's been shrouded by rumors and half-truths for so long now that it's quite a thrill to get one in my hands. While I like the One S's build quality quite a bit, I found myself taki...
05:29 am GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch [email protected]: Hands-On With The Sony Xperia U
Besides a fear of imminent conjunctivitis from handling the same phone as hundreds of others at the Sony Xperia Press Event at the GSMA Mobile World Congress...what else comes to mind?This phone a mo...
05:01 am GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch [email protected]: Hands-On With The HTC One S
The HTC One X is clearly the device everyone wants to see, which is why I decided to give its little brother a bit of spotlight first.The One S is sort of a puzzle to me. Though it's meant to be more ...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Intels Newest Smartphone, A Low-Cost Device Designed For Orange In Europe
The next step in Intels ambition to become a central player in the mobile ecosystem is dovetailing with mobile carrier Oranges strategy to grow its line of own-brand smartphones.At MWC, the two are to...
04:30 am GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Habits Are The New Viral: Why Startups Must Be Behavior Experts
Face it; youre hooked. Its your uncontrollable urge to check for email notifications on your phone. Its your compulsion to visit Facebook or Twitter for just a few minutes, but somehow find yourself s...
03:45 am GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Merchants Accepting Squares Card Case Doubles In Four Months To 40,000
Nearly a year ago, Square introduced us to the next evolution of its payments productCard Case. For anyone who has used and witnessed the app being used to actually purchase something (I have), the ex...
03:38 am GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Almost Three: A Brief History Of Foursquare Time (And A Look At Its Future)
Six years ago I first set foot in Silicon Valley to attend one of the early "Hack Day" events that are now perpetual. It was an event where fellow nerds were creating web-apps using whatever technolog...
02:16 am GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch HTC One Lineup Revealed: The One X, One S, And One V
The rumors were true, everyone. After months of anticipation and speculation, the device once known as the HTC Edge (or Endeavor) has been officially revealed here at MWC as the HTC One X. The One X (...
01:47 am GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch HTCs Answer To iCloud: A New Deal With Dropbox
Slotted in the middle of HTC's Android phone announcements tonight in Barcelona, the CEO of HTC, Peter Chou, revealed a new development that is the handset maker's answer to Apple's iCloud: a deal wit...
01:22 am GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Its Official: HTC Unites New Android Smartphones Under One Brand
The rumor mill has been hard at work these past few months circulating information about HTC's latest line of smartphones, but now HTC CEO Peter Chou has announced that the company's new line of smart...
01:05 am GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch What Pharma Can Learn From the Railroads and IBM
Pharmaceutical companies are in trouble with ongoing patent cliffs with a clear choice facing them. They can follow the path of the railroad industry which is the path most are on right now. Alternati...
12:46 am GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Scoop: Facebook To Speed Up Biz Analytics Tool Insights To Report In Real-Time
Facebook's analytics tool Insights will soon begin showing Page performance data in real-time or near real-time rather than on average 48 hour delay, the company Facebook plans to announce at Wednesda...
12:17 am GMT - Mon, February 27, 2012
Techcrunch Welcome To Our New Europe Channel, Covering European Tech, VC And Startups
Well, here we are. Excuse us while we unpack a few boxes, but as you can see we're just about moved out of the old EU.TechCrunch.com sub-domain, into this palatial place called TechCrunch.com/Europe. ...
11:35 pm GMT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Accused Of Reading Users Text Messages
Ahead of Mobile World Congress and an appearance by Facebook to explain its next moves in mobile, the social networking giant is coming under increasing strain over its use of users' personal informat...
11:16 pm GMT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Officially Unveils The Xperia P And Xperia U At MWC
While the idea of skipping Sony's event to watch a beautiful Barcelona sunset was strangely appealing, we nevertheless come to you from Sony's press event where the recently divorced company has just ...
10:50 pm GMT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Prepares To Pull Evi From App Store. Did It Slap-Down Siri?
Last month we reported on the launch of Evi, a new iPhone (iTunes link) and Android app (link) which was very Siri-like in its capabilities. Maybe it was too good at acting like Siri?Yes, Evi can't do...
10:22 pm GMT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Techcrunch Huawei Officially Announces The ICS-Powered Ascend D Quad Smartphone
We haven't heard much from Huawei lately. Aside from a few smartphones here and there, the company hasn't really made a huge push or impression as of late. But according to this release we're seeing h...
09:32 pm GMT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With LGs (Huge) Optimus Vu
We're here checking out LG's media preview event, and so far, there are no surprises to be had here. LG's Daniel Hernandez is on stage as I write this talking about all of the phones that the company...
05:33 pm GMT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Announces Galaxy Note 10.1 And Projector Smartphone
The vast event that is Mobile World Congress (all our coverage will be here) is just shifting into first gear. Although the show doesn't officially start until tomorrow various announcements are comin...
04:49 pm GMT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal As Moral Police? Forces E-Book Sellers To Remove Certain Erotica Content
Adult content has long been a big draw, and one of the most profitable, in the world of digital media, but a recent move by PayPal is a sign of how one part of that business might be facing some probl...
02:18 pm GMT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Techcrunch On The Eve Of MWC, LG yes, LG Is Getting The Most Buzz
In the world of mobile handsets, LG has been steadily losing market share to companies like Apple and ZTE in their collective march to catch up to market leaders Nokia and Samsung. But in the world of...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Intels Newest Smartphone, A Low-Cost Device Designed For Orange In Europe
The next step in Intels ambition to become a central player in the mobile ecosystem is dovetailing with mobile carrier Oranges strategy to grow its line of own-brand smartphones.At MWC, the two are to...
09:45 am GMT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Techcrunch So Whats Next For Heather Harde? (TCTV)
You know who is a straight up, all around class act? Former TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde, who picked up the "Best General Management" award at this year's TechFellows Awards because, well, she deserve...
07:45 am GMT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Techcrunch uberVU Declares The Help Winner of the Social Oscars
In the run-up to the Oscars tomorrow, social intelligence startup uberVU conducted a study of how and where people were talking about the Best Picture nominees.The data was collected during the week b...
06:39 am GMT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Techcrunch NBA Turns To Twitter, TechCrunch Disrupt Winner Shaker For A More Social All-Star Game
Coverage of the NBA's All-Star game in Orlando began tonight at 5pm ET, starting with the Sprite Slam Dunk contest, featuring the Indiana Pacers Paul George, Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Williams, ...
05:54 am GMT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Techcrunch Four Trends to Watch at Mobile World Congress
Whether youre a mobile first publisher, app developer or carrier, all eyes are set on Barcelona at the end of this month for Mobile World Congress 2012. Its part conference, part trade show, part excu...
04:11 am GMT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Techcrunch Old Publishers Dive Into The New: Pearson Inks API Billing Deal With Zuora; Adds Food To The Mix
Pearson, the owners of Penguin, the Financial Times Group and a number of education imprints, has made some significant strides into digital with e-books and apps, but it is always on the hunt for mor...
03:12 am GMT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Techcrunch Clik: Googles Broken App Search Means Were Invisible On Android
A little more than a week ago, the Clik smartphone app launched, resulting plenty of press coverage and more than 100,000 downloads on iOS (at least according to Clik). But there was one area where th...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Techcrunch Print is Dead! Long Live Print?
Its been said before, but it needs saying again (and again and again): PRINT IS DEAD. Across the publishing industry, year-over-year declines in revenue, subscriptions and circulation, are well docume...
01:07 am GMT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Call It A Comeback: How Carriers Could Take Back Control of The Mobile Ecosystem
LL Cool J began his 1991 song Mama Said Knock You Out with the famous lines Don't call it a comeback/I've been here for years." Today in the world of telcos and wireless operators, its a similar time ...
12:15 am GMT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T.com Security Vulnerability Discovered; Customer Phone Numbers Revealed (Update)
A vulnerability has been discovered on AT&T's website which allows anyone to look up the phone numbers of AT&T subscribers, provided they have the subscriber's email address. The issue involve...
12:12 am GMT - Sun, February 26, 2012
Techcrunch Velti is Working on a Mobile Do Not Track List
Velti plans to announce two new initiatives aimed at helping mobile advertisers get ahead of data collection and privacy concerns, according to a source who has been briefed by the company.My source s...
11:34 pm GMT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Techcrunch TMB Metro Transit Strike Averted At Mobile World Congress
We're on the ground here in Barcelona for the 2012 GSMA Mobile World Congress and are happy to report that, according to the GSMA press release, the planned strike by Metro subway workers has been sta...
11:11 pm GMT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Techcrunch Sugar Water
Almost none of the stuff on the radar of the silicon valley echo-chamber is innovative or solves any real human needs. They won't cure anyone of disease, feed a child, improve the environment, or radi...
09:52 pm GMT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Techcrunch Ten Lessons I Learned from Shark Tank
I just gave up all parenting responsibilities this weekend to Mark Cuban. Meaning, my kids and I watched eight straight episodes of "Shark Tank".For the past two years, people have been begging me to ...
09:29 pm GMT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Techcrunch How To Get People To Do What You Want
Leadership in management is the art and science of getting others to do what they dont necessarily want or don't understand why theyre being asked to do. Doing it at a startup is accomplishing all o...
08:54 pm GMT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Techcrunch 16 Chinese Startups Came Out With A Bang At The ChinaBang Conference
ChinaBang conference, an annual two-day event with a focus on local startups, innovation and entrepreneurship, was held last weekend in Beijing. With a mixture of keynote and panel discussions from lo...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Dead Heat
Here are some recent stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Intelligent Design And The Modern Cellphone Dumb Buyer Beware: Chinese State Police Seize Hundreds Of Fake Apple iPhone Gas Stoves Microsoft To Repl...
06:09 am GMT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft To Replace Live Branding With Microsoft Account In Windows 8
The long-running "Live" name Microsoft has placed on its many connected services (Mail, messenger, photos, etc) is coming to an end in Windows 8, as part of their ongoing, major brand rehaul. Zune, of...
05:51 am GMT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Techcrunch Digg Data Reveals What We Read But Are Too Scared or Embarrassed To Share
Digg's January was its highest traffic month since October 2010. When it dug into why, it found we're proud to look smart, hip, or funny by sharing tech news and offbeat content, but we keep our guilt...
04:51 am GMT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Techcrunch Looking For A Classy Or Offbeat iPad Case? Here Are 16
Look, sometimes you just have to take a break and skim Etsy for cool iPad stuff. Are you thinking of picking up a new iPad 3 when they come out, or maybe just celebrating the release with a cool new c...
03:30 am GMT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Techcrunch LA Times Jumps On The Paywall Bandwagon
The Los Angeles Times reports that The Los Angeles Times will be adopting a paywall (they prefer the term "membership program") starting March 5th, joining the ranks of other large newspapers hoping t...
01:56 am GMT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Techcrunch Tesla Further Responds To Battery Claims, Calls The Bricking Report An Unfounded Rumor
A single blogger recently relayed comments made by a single Tesla service tech who reportedly knew of five Teslas that were "bricked" by owners who left them off the charger too long. This single unve...
01:34 am GMT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Techcrunch [email protected]: What To Watch For At Mobile World Congress
It's hard to believe that Mobile World Congress is right around the corner, but here we are with just under two days to go until the festivities begin. TechCrunch's MWC delegation is ready to bring yo...
01:24 am GMT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Techcrunch So Much For Bouncer: New Android Malware Uses Facebook To Spread
Even though Google recently introduced a malware-blocking system called Bouncer to keep the Android Market safe from malicious software, crafty spammers and fraudsters are still managing to find ways ...
01:02 am GMT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Techcrunch Intelligent Design And The Modern Cellphone
I've been mulling this concept over for a long while and it took Josh Helfferich's single image to bring the concept into sharp focus. My thesis (and you won't like this) is that every major "flagship...
01:01 am GMT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Techcrunch Vayable Expands Your Horizons Through Unique Travel Experiences (TCTV)
Ever wish you could explore Paris on a Vespa? Or how about a tour of Santa Barbara wineries from a local? Vayable connects you with guides around the world who offer unique experiences in their city.I...
12:28 am GMT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: iPad 2, iPad 2 Case, And $200 iTunes Gift Card #TechCrunch
Hey everyone, we have a special giveaway for you this week. Yes, the iPad 3 is well on it's way, but the iPad 2 is still one of the most sought after gadgets out there. With special thanks to our frie...
12:23 am GMT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix: We Have No Plans To Support BlackBerry Devices, Including The PlayBook
It seems as though nobody's a fan of RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook. Last year, I would've agreed wholeheartedly. What's a tablet good for — ahem, an enterprise-style tablet no less — if you ca...
12:16 am GMT - Sat, February 25, 2012
Techcrunch First Look: Survey Warns Of Consumers Turning Off From Digital Ads
With all the developments weve seen in online advertising over the years, youd have thought that someone would have figured out how to put a halt to what must be one of the biggest issues of all: peop...
11:29 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Jason, May The Force Be With You
One of the marks of a great blogger is following your convictions and convincing the world of the truth you know in your heart. Jason Kincaid is that blogger, whether he is calling out Apple for enabl...
10:45 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Welcome Back, Nokia
If my Mom asked me what smartphone to buy right this second, I'd tell her to wait -- wait until the Nokia 900 is released. It's that good. Windows Phone 7 is that good. It's faster and more idiot-proo...
10:32 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Mail.Ru Issues Gangbusters Trading Figures, Plans More Social Games
Mail.Ru has issued a preliminary trading statement for the fiscal year 2011. The largest Russian-language Internet company, is looking at a margin outlook of 50 percent this year according to CEO Dmit...
10:10 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Warby Parker: Less than 1% Of Eyeglasses Were Sold Online
In episode II of Chris Dixon'sFounder Stories interview with Warby Parker's co-founders,David GilboaandNeil Blumenthal, the trio discuss topics spanning Warby Parker's social responsibility efforts to...
10:08 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Snackr For iPhone Is A Pandora For News
Snackr (no, not that Snackr!), is a new iPhone application that delivers personalized audio news in bite-sized chunks for listening to while on the go. The app offers you a "5 minute snack" of the cur...
09:48 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch ZipWhip Builds A Robotic Flag To Add Fun To The Disheartening, Slow Rise Of The Average Start-Up
You're a start-up dude with carefully mussed hair. Your AWS is waiting. You've paid the designer. You and your family have created accounts. It's been a mad dash. You've maxed out your credit cards. Y...
08:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Klarna Execs Alleged Sexual Assault Case Dismissed
Remember those two high-level executives from Swedish startup Klarna who were arrested earlier this month on sexual abuse charges? Their names are Jens Saltin and Niklas Adalberth, and they were arres...
08:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Klarna Execs Alleged Sexual Assault Case Dismissed (Update)
Remember those two high-level executives from Swedish startup Klarna who were arrested earlier this month on sexual abuse charges? Their names are Jens Saltin and Niklas Adalberth, and they were arres...
08:21 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Popset Makes Group Photo-Sharing Easy, Export To Facebook Even Easier
Popset, a new mobile app from the current Winter 2012 batch of Y Combinator startups, is a way for groups of friends to privately share photos. Oh what, you've heard that one before? Yes, it's true - ...
07:41 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Top Windows Phone 7 Vendor, But Theres Still Plenty Of Catching Up To Do
The Microsoft-Nokia partnership is still in its infancy, but it would seem as though that little guy is about ready to start walking. Strategy Analytics today released Q4 numbers showing that Nokia ho...
07:39 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Toiling Away On Bezel-less Galaxy B Smartphone?
Judging by the way Samsung is trying to eliminate bezels from their products, you'd think Samsung found that extra rim of material offensive somehow. The consumer electronics titan is already working ...
06:54 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch So Much For That: Google To Offload Its Stake In Clearwire For $47M
As Google inches closer to completing its Motorola Mobility acquisition, it made another strategic move in its mobile plans: today it announced it would sell its 6.5 percent stake in 4G operator Clear...
06:54 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Dumb Buyer Beware: Chinese State Police Seize Hundreds Of Fake Apple iPhone Gas Stoves
Today I learned a gas stove labeled as an iPhone cannot take Instagram pics, make phone calls and probably isn't a real iPhone. But some Chinese consumers might not be as educated. Good thing the Chin...
06:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Playfire Hits A Million Users Of Its Analytics For Gamers
Playfire, a social network designed entirely for console and desktop video gamers launched in 2008. That makes it one of the older social networks, but unlike others of its ilk it has not rested on it...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Stock Chart Site TradingView Adds European Stocks and a Watch List
TradingView, a social finance site that launched last September, has just been upgraded with some new features, including data on European stocks and US stock futures.The site was created by trading s...
05:46 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Joustin Beaver App Maker Served A Cease & Desist Order From Justin Bieber
A mobile game created to parody Canada's biggest teenybopper export in years was just asking for trouble, and that's what it's gotten: the developers behind 'Joustin' Beaver,' a mobile game available ...
05:05 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Game Closure Turns Down Facebook & Zynga To Raise $12M For HTML5 Mobile Gaming
Gaming is changing fast these days, especially in the browser. Sure, social games are great and everything, but there's always been a sense that, as browser-based technologies mature, the opportunitie...
03:36 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Gets Its Way In Germany: Apple Disables Push Email Services In Patent Dispute
Another development in the very long and winding road of mobile patent disputes: Apple has now had to disable the push email function used through MobileMe/iCloud, after a court ruled earlier this mon...
03:36 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Gets Its Way In Germany: Apple Disables Push Email In Patent Dispute, Says Its Appealing
Another development in the very long and winding road of mobile patent disputes: Apple has now had to disable the push email function used through MobileMe/iCloud, after a court ruled earlier this mon...
03:07 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Evertale, A Social Network For The Less Proactive, Gets Seed Funding From Mangrove
If you like the idea of charting your life in a diary, and possibly sharing that detail with others, but lack the motivation to do all that logging yourself, then this might just be the social network...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Periodic
Here are some of yesterday’s posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: The Tale Of A Wolfram Research Co-founder And His Beloved Periodic Table Table [Video] NVIDIA Rebrands The Tegra 3s Architecture, Wants ...
11:39 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Introduces Automatic Image Upload On Android (And It Has More Up Its Sleeve)
Last year, Dropbox raised a whopping $250 million funding round at a valuation in the ballpark of $4 billion. The raise had been rumored for months so it didn't come as a huge surprise, but it still r...
11:39 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Can Now Automatically Sync Your Android Photos (And It Has More Up Its Sleeve)
Last year, Dropbox raised a whopping $250 million funding round at a valuation in the ballpark of $4 billion. The raise had been rumored for months so it didn't come as a huge surprise, but it still r...
11:20 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Votizen Raises $750k From Sean Parker, Others, To Turn Elections From Fundraising To Friendraising
Just in time for the general elections coming up later this year, Votizen, the social media site that helps like-minded voters get together and influence how those elections go, has raised $750,000. A...
10:35 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Washington Post Tests Personalized News Program
If you're tired of seeing the same news as everyone else, The Washington Post is now experimenting with personalized headlines.That experiment is called Personal Post, and it's available at personal.w...
09:01 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Mayor Ed Lee Talks New Gov Tech Projects In San Francisco [Video]
Following San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's presentation of the city's new government tech innovation plans last night at the TechFellow Awards, I caught up with him briefly to get a few more details on th...
08:03 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch And Now Theres A Kickstarter For Porn
Well, Kickstarter, it looks like you've finally arrived. And I don't just mean that you launched 27K projects, saw $99 million pledged, or attracted 30 million+ visitors last year -- all of which...
07:05 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Proview Thwarted In Chinese iPad Trademark Suit, Brings Case To U.S. Shores
The dispute between Apple and Proview over the "iPad" trademark has just gotten a lot more domestic. Proview, which owned the "iPad" trademark in several countries until they sold the rights to Apple,...
07:04 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Founders Den Demo Day Part Deux: 14 Startups Come Out Of Hibernation
Our SOMA neighbor and "clubhouse for entrepreneurs"Founders Denhad its second Demo Day today, out of its spacious office in SOMA. Many of the startups presenting were niche plays, trying to tackle the...
06:44 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Confused? Facebook Suggests Help Center Answers In-Line About Your Current Page
Facebook is complicated, but most users don't have the patience to dig through the Help Center to find answers. But thanks to a brilliant new update Facebook is testing, they won't have to.I just disc...
06:16 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Patent Application Details Ultra-Flat Keyboard
An interesting patent application from Apple has just been made public, and it looks like one that may actually get some use (and seems like a "legitimate" patent, to boot). It has to do with a new me...
05:01 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Acquires Chomp; App Store Search And Discovery To Be Completely Revamped
With the countdown underway to 25 billion total app downloads, there's no disputing the success of Apple's App Store. We live in a world of hyperbole, but Apple's entry into this space really has chan...
04:49 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Want A Job? Interview Street Is Holding CodeSprints Every Week
Y Combinator-backed Interview Street is accelerating the pace of its CodeSprints, where programmers prove their worth to potential employers by completing coding problems in a limited period of time.T...
04:46 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch TechFellow awards: Clara Shih
CEO, Hearsay Social...
04:09 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Well Handle Google And Apple, Mr. President; You Worry About SOPA, PCFIPA, ACTA, And Big Media
Mr. President, I'm glad your administration has taken the time to craft what looks like a fairly forward-thinking and potentially globally influential policy towards consumer privacy on the internet. ...
03:17 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Redesigns Groups To Be More Timeline-y and Purposeful, Less Spammy
Today Facebook rolled out a limited redesign of Groups, featuring a big new Timeline-style cover image, and a prompt for users to prominently label "What should people post in this group?". See, if yo...
02:30 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce Beats; Q4 Revenue Up 38 Percent to $632 Million, Raises Guidance
CRM giant Salesforce just released earnings this afternoon, beating Wall Street expectations. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.43 for the quarter. Total Q4 revenue was $632 million, an incre...
01:36 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Walkie-Talkie App Voxer Popular With Investors, Too, Raising $15M to $20M At Up To $300M Valuation
There's been a few walkie-talkie mobile apps that have come out on iOS and Android over the last year or two, but it wasn't until last fall that when one of them had a breakout moment. Voxer suddenly ...
01:20 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Mozilla: Welcome Google and Obama, We Invented Do Not Track A Year Ago
Mozilla took a momentthis morning to remind everyone that it invented Do Not Track in February 2011, was the first to implement it with Firefox, and 18% of mobile and 7% of desktop Firefox users curre...
01:04 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch InstaMatch Turns Instagram Into A Game
Tiny Hearts, the Toronto-based studio behind Pocket Zoo, a top 50 iOS app (and one of my kid's personal favorites), has just released a new title that turns Instagram into a game. The new app is calle...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV: In the Studio, Klouts Joe Fernandez Answers the Naysayers
This is one of those posts where the video itself and the subsequent comments will be far more interesting than anything I can write, so I'll just briefly set the stage.For the past few months, as Klo...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch Accel-Backed Freshdesk Wants To Take On Zendesk With Customer Support Platform
Freshdesk, which has raised $1 million in funding from Accel Partners, is debuting a new version of its cloud-based customer support platform today. Similar to the leader in the space, Zendesk, the In...
12:16 am GMT - Fri, February 24, 2012
Techcrunch The Tale Of A Wolfram Research Co-founder And His Beloved Periodic Table Table [Video]
Out of the annals of history comes this doozy. A man known by the name of Theodore Gray is a co-founder of Wolfram Research, best known as the creator of Wolfram Alpha, the two-year-old computational ...
11:58 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Veteran Googler Dennis Woodside To Replace Sanjay Jha As Motorola Mobility CEO
With Googles purchase of Motorola nearing completion, some anonymous sources close to the situation have revealed that a management shakeup is in the works too. According to a new report from Bloomber...
11:41 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Ethan Kaplan: Why The Movie Industry Needs to Smash All Its Windows (TCTV)
Executives at the big music labels tend to get a bad rap. But some of the most innovative people in the music business began their careers at the labels. Take, for example, Ethan Kaplan, the VP of Pro...
11:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch comScore: Japan, An Early Mover In Mobile, Trails The U.S., Others In Smartphones
Smartphone users are, country by country, starting to gradually outnumber those who are using feature phones, and at the same time, consumers have passed a different kind of penetration: a majority ar...
11:12 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Clone Wars: Author Discovers Bots Competing To Sell His Book
Carlos Bueno wrote a book called Lauren Ipsum. It's a book about understanding computers for kids. He priced it at about $14 and offered it as a print-on-demand title and ebook. All was going well, bo...
10:43 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch White House Unveils Plans For Consumer Privacy Bill Of Rights
The Obama administration has announced that it will work with Congress on a new series of consumer protections dubbed a "Privacy Bill of Rights" that will detail how Internet companies can handle and ...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Box Updates Android App With New Collaboration Features, Commenting And More
Cloud storage and collaboration platform Box is debuting a updated Android app today, which has been upgraded with a number of new collaboration features as well as support for several European langua...
09:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Lookout Debuts Ad Network Detector For Mobile Apps on Android
Ever wonder what ad networks your mobile apps are running? Today, Lookout, a company that offers security services for a number of smartphone platforms, is releasing a new, free Android app that aims ...
09:47 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Support Long-Form Journalism With This Online Kickstarter Project
Most Kickstarter projects are some permutation of the words iPad,iPhone,case,stand,shell, and stylus. But this project is a permutation of the words long-form, journalism, and website. The project, ca...
09:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Heres What Post-PC Looks Like: Over Half Of Info Workers Use 3 Or More Devices At Work
We're on post-PC watch here lately, tracking the many warning signs that we've crossed the imaginary line separating PC's heyday from that of a new landscape scattered with multiple mobile devices; it...
09:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Heres What Post-PC Looks Like: Over Half Of Info Workers Use 3 Or More Devices
We're on post-PC watch here lately, tracking the many warning signs that we've crossed the imaginary line separating PC's heyday from that of a new landscape scattered with multiple mobile devices; it...
09:43 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch QVC Acquires Personalized E-Commerce Site For Fashion Accessories, Send The Trend
QVC, a home shopping network and e-commerce site, has acquired Send the Trend, a recently launched e-commerce site that brings personalization to the world of fashion accessories. Financial terms of t...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch With Many Eyeballs, All Bugs Are Shallow
In his seminal work The Cathedral and the Bazaar, Eric Raymond put forward the claim that "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow." He dubbed this Linus' Law, in honor of Linux creator Linus Torv...
09:12 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch These iOS vs. Android Flame Wars Have To Stop
I just want to start this out by saying I love you guys. I really do. TechCrunch is lucky enough to have a really smart, well-informed readership which keeps us diligent in our reporting. You guys are...
09:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Pseudonymous Mobile Messaging App Vibe Acquired By Betaworks
Back during the heyday of #OccupyWallStreet in New York City (before winter dispersed most of the protestors there), an iPhone appcalled Vibebecame popular among that community. It allows people to po...
09:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch NPD: Apple Still Leads Tablet Shipments, But The Fight For Second Place Rages On
Another day, another take on Amazon and Apple duking it out in the tablet market. The data comes from NPDs DisplaySearch wing, and the results don't come as much of a shock. By their count, Apple is s...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Deutsche Telekoms VC Firm Makes Strategic Investment In Pinger
For the last few years we've been tracking the growth of a service called Textfree, offered by San Jose-based startup Pinger. As the name implies, Textfree has a very attractive value proposition: you...
08:42 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch NVIDIA Rebrands The Tegra 3s Architecture, Wants Everyone To Now Call It A 4-Plus-1 SoC
Nvidia unveiled the Tegra 3 platform last year at Mobile World Congress. Since then the chip has lived its short life mostly misunderstood. You see, it's a quad-core chip with another 500MHz companion...
08:35 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch With New Facebook Integration, Prescreen Relaunches To Make Movie Discovery More Social
Independent filmmakers have a pretty tough when it comes to marketing and promoting their films; they really don't have the resources or tools required to expand their outreach, and get in front of ne...
08:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Geolocations Potential Heats Up With Geoloqis Battery-Saving Tech
Geoloqi, a name you may know because of the mobile app that provides automatic Foursquare check-ins and geofenced reminders, is today launching its next-generation location platform as an SDK. Althoug...
08:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Former McAfee CTO Debuts Stealthy Security Technology Startup CrowdStrike With $26M In Funding
George Kurtz, who was formerly the CTO of McAfee, has launched a new security technology company called CrowdStrike. The company is still in stealth mode, but has revealed a $26 million series A inves...
08:18 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Swoop Gives Food Websites An Injection Of Local Deals
Swoop, a startup that's launching today, says it's giving food websites a new way to convince readers to stick around, and to make some money in the process.CEO Ron Elwell says Swoop's technology can ...
08:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch NPD: Apple Still On Top In Mobile PC Shipments, But HP Takes The Cake In Notebooks
The PC industry is in decline, unless of course you count tablets. NPD is apparently doing just that, leaving Apple in the top spot among mobile PC vendors. According to the firm, Apple shipped nearly...
08:07 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Android Overtakes iOS In App Downloads In UK, Germany, Russia. U.S. To Follow Next Month
With Android accounting for the majority of smartphones worldwide at the moment, it's finally also starting to become the most dominant player in apps, too.Figures out today from analytics firm Xyolog...
08:07 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Android Overtakes iOS In App Downloads In U.K., Germany, Russia. U.S. To Follow Next Month
With Android accounting for the majority of smartphones worldwide at the moment, it's finally also starting to become the most dominant player in apps, too.Figures out today from analytics firm Xyolog...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Along With New Look, Apps, Astrid Now Lets You Outsource Tasks To TaskRabbit
If you're an iPhone user, you may not be as familiar with Astrid, which has turned into one of the most popular "to-do," list-making apps for Android. We first wrote about Astrid when it joined thirte...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Twilio Client iOS SDK Puts VoIP In Any App, Turning iPads Into Call Centers
Cheap international calls, mobile gaming with simultaneous voice chat, distributed call centers. Developers can create these and more with Twilio's voice client iOS SDK that launches publicly today. T...
07:51 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Ad Partner Experian Launches New Platform For Timeline, Sponsored Stories
As we approach the date for Facebooks meet-up with brands and marketers in New York, another development in the world of Facebook that points to growing sophistication around social advertising.Techli...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Yammer Brings Social Collaboration To SAP
Last year, Yammer debuted an integration with Salesforce to bring sales data from the CRM product into Yammer's social collaboration feed. Today, Yammer is debuting a similar product enhancement with ...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Grindr For Equality Needs You! Help Make The World A Gayer (Happier) Place
Grindr is awesome. So awesome it won a Crunchie this year for best location app, and so awesome that I often wish Blendr (Grindr's gender-open counterpart) wasn't just full of dudes. But the app that'...
07:06 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Payments Company GoPago Nabs Investment From JPMorgan Chase
It's something of a universal truth: standing in line sucks. The folks at GoPago know it and apparently so do the people at JPMorgan Chase, because the financial firm has just pumped an undisclosed am...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia, Google Ventures And Others Put $10.7M In AdSense For Images, Luminate
Luminate, a photo tagging service that has been called an AdSense for Images, has raised $10.7 million in Series C funding led by Nokia Growth Partners with participation from existing investors Augus...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch With The AT&T Deal Dead, T-Mobile Plans To Invest $4 Billion In Network Modernization And LTE
It would be fitting to say that T-Mobile was derailed from its path in 2011. The company's big break came in the form of a bid from AT&T to acquire the nation's number four (and magenta-clad) carr...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Private Investing Network CapLinked Passes $20B In Deal Rooms; Debuts Pro Accounts
CapLinked, the LinkedIn-meets-Salesforce for private investing, is launching new pro subscription accounts to help users raise capital and network with investors, companies. And the startup is announc...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Playing The News: To Push Social Gaming Forward, Two New Startups Look To The Real World
When most people think of social gaming, they likely think of Zynga and its flagship titles, like FarmVille and CityVille -- or even Words With Friends. Yet, as Facebook social gaming matures (right a...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Just Pin It, Buy It: Pinterest Rival Fancy Figures Out Social Commerce
Amid theincreased speculationsurrounding Silicon Valley darling Pinterest's forthcoming revenue model, competitor Fancy, a social photo-clipping service popular among the style-conscious set, has been...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Dave Morin, Post-Pathgate: Dealing With Unprecedented Scale, Hopeful About The Future
In case you live under a rock (I hate that played out phrase, someone please come up with something better) Path founder Dave Morin'shas been through a hellish past two weeks -- About a week before Va...
03:40 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Millennial: Android Ad Impressions Grew 504 Percent in 2011; iOS Share Declined 7 Percent
After filing its S-1 for an IPO, the largest independent ad network Millennial Media is releasing a yearly report on on performance of smartphone operating systems on its network in 2011. Continuing i...
03:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Adds Another International Google Exec To Its Sales Team: Stephen McIntyre
Twitter says that 70 percent of its users come from outside the U.S. at the moment, and so it makes sense that this is where it is also investing more to grow the rest of its business. Today the compa...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: True Shred
Here are some recent posts from TechCrunch Gadgets: Tabber Adds An LED Light Show To Any Guitar The Tesla Bricking Story? Its Nonsense Heres The Epic Borderlands 2 Launch Trailer UltraViolet Hits 800k...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Scan Gets $1.7M From Google Ventures And Shervin Pishevar To Make QR Codes Actually Useful
The most impressive thing about Scan is that it, as a humble QR code app, has raised over $1.7 million in seed funding from, wait for it, Shervin Pishevar via Menlo Ventures,Google Ventures, Charles R...
12:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Ahead Of Funding News, Boku Debuts NFC-Enabled Mobile Payments Platform For Carriers, Merchants And Consumers
Boku is debuting a brand new mobile payments platform today, that aims to disrupt the current way that consumers pay for goods via their mobile phones or credit cards. As you may remember, Boku offers...
12:32 pm GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Tencent CTO: Facebook Took a Page From Our Biz Model
As Facebooks imminent IPO became the talk of Silicon Valley and Wall Street, you might have read from the social networking sites SEC S-1 filing that it pulled in more than $1 billion in profit on rev...
10:55 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Security: DataLocker Lets You Encrypt Your Sensitive Dropbox Files For Free
We're all becoming increasingly reliant on consumer cloud services, as cloud storage providers like Dropbox make it easy to share and store files, folders, images, sync between platforms, and more. Th...
10:22 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Video Accounts For Half Of All Mobile Traffic; Android Biggest For Mobile Ads
Mobile video now accounts for half of all mobile traffic; and on some networks, that number is as high as 69 percent -- a testament to the rise of smartphones and tablets as the mobile devices of choi...
09:58 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Clothes Horse Wants To Solve The Biggest Problem With Online Shopping: Finding Clothes That Fit
Clothes Horse, a fashion technology company based out of New York, ispubliclylaunching its platform today in an attempt to address one of the biggest challenges facing online shoppers: buying clothes ...
09:33 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch The Winners Of This Years $100,000 TechFellow Awards Are
Tonight, Silicon Valley's heroes gave competition a rest and joined together to celebrate the spirit of innovation. An all-star committee of tech moguls carefully considered your nominations of vision...
08:45 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch San Francisco Launches The 2012 Innovation Portfolio, From Open Taxi Data To Beta Tests In City Hall
San Francisco may not have intended to be become the startup mecca that it is today, but now the city government is working hard to make itself as friendly as possible to tech entrepreneurs. Makes sen...
06:42 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch OnLive Adds Cloud-Accelerated Browsing To Its Streaming-Desktop Stable
You're probably familiar with OnLive, the company that made its mark by streaming brand new console and PC games to whatever devices could support a high-bandwidth video stream. Many doubted its techn...
05:40 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Browser Shootout Shows Minor Variations In Performance Its Still A Matter Of Taste
The browser wars are in a tense state of suspension right now. The once-obvious advantages of one and disadvantages of another can't be counted on as much as they could a year ago, and fast-changing s...
05:19 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch As Journalists And Video Bloggers Are Killed, SyriaPioneer Lives On
It goes without saying that the death of veteran Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin and the French photographer Remi Ochlik - after an artillery shell hit their makeshift press centre in the ...
04:21 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Apple, Google, And Others Agree To Mobile App Privacy Policy Guidelines
Though Apple, Google, Microsoft, RIM, Amazon, and HP don't always see eye-to-eye, the six of them have entered into an agreement brokered by California Attorney General Kamala Harris to take a tougher...
03:53 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch First Floor Labs Sold A Company To Facebook, Graduated Three YC Startups, And Is Accepting Applications
Last Friday I visited the Aol* building on Page Mill Road in Palo Alto. But instead of the stench of death and decay you would normally find at a dying company, I found joy and the hustle and bustle o...
03:40 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch #1 FB Dating App Zoosks New Model: Seducing Couples With Advice and Date Discounts
Every time a dating site succeeds in making a match, it loses two users. To offset churn, Zoosk tells me that tomorrow it's announcing a new business model that complements subscriptions with date dis...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Hack Makes Nook Touch E-Ink Display Almost As Responsive As LCD
As you probably know, bistable or passive displays like the E-Ink ones in e-readers focus on battery life and readability rather than color and interactivity. The latest devices have been optimized fo...
02:22 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch HP Q1 Revenue Down 7 Percent To $30B, Net Income Down 44 Percent, Software Sales Up 30 Percent
HP just reported mixed first quarter earnings. The company posted non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.92, down 32 percent from the prior-year period (GAAP diluted earnings per share were $0.73, ...
01:57 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch AdRoll Hires Google Sales Director Suresh Khanna
Aiming to become one of the giants of online advertising, ad retargeting startup AdRoll has hired Googler Suresh Khanna as its vice president of sales.In nearly six years at Google, Khanna held a numb...
01:54 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Tabber Adds An LED Light Show To Any Guitar
Tabber is an upcoming Kickstarter project that essentially adds an LED light show to your guitar and, more important, allows you to learn to play chords and solos by following the lights on the fretbo...
01:49 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Sociable Labs EverShare Adds FB Auto-Sharing And Pinterest Boards To Any Site
Referral traffic is spilling out of both Pinterest and Facebook's Open Graph frictionless sharing. With Sociable Lab's licensable EverShare you can snatch their functionality without any serious devel...
01:46 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch The Tesla Bricking Story? Its Nonsense
Here's a fun fact: Batteries and cars require maintenance. The Tesla Roadster runs on batteries that also require maintenance. Out of the 2,200 Roadster owners, apparently at least five didn't read th...
01:38 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch New Update Brings Collaborative Editing To Google Docs Android App
It's safe to say we've all been in a situation where a few extra pairs of eyes could come in handy, and the folks at Google know just how that feels. In an effort to give people that backup when they ...
01:37 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch New From The Makers Of Nosh: NoshList, A Free Waitlisting App For Restaurants
Firespotter Labs, makers of the food photo-sharing app Nosh (and more recently, the hilarious spoof app Jotly), is launching its latest creation today called NoshList, a new waitlisting application fo...
01:30 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch WinZip iOS App Tops 500K Downloads In 8 Days
The WinZip iOS app, which lets you crack open .zip files from your iDevice, has only spent a short time on the App Store (and by short, I mean, like, a week). But there's already plenty to brag about....
01:28 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch 500px Rolls Out New Browsing And Sharing Features Plus A Market
Upstart photo-sharing service 500px is bringing some significant changes to the site that should be going live right now (although they're being hammered, so be patient). The site was already one of t...
12:51 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Pastebin Upgrades Service, Adds Private Pastes (All While Being Under Attack)
Everyone's favorite way to share thousands of pages of sensitive information (and dump PHP code that you might use later) has upgraded to what it's calling version 3.1. This new version, in addition t...
12:04 am GMT - Thu, February 23, 2012
Techcrunch Rapportive Announces Acquisition By LinkedIn, (Basically) Confirms $15M Price
After reports earlier this month that LinkedIn was buying contact management service Rapportive, the startup just published a blog post confirming that yes, it has been acquired.For those of you who d...
11:51 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Gracenote: How To Make Data Pay In The Music Business (TCTV)
While the early history of the Internet is littered with the corpses of music start-ups, not all digital music companies have failed. Take, for example, Gracenote. Founded in 1998, the Berkeley based ...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Diversifying Display Ad Business Could Pass Facebooks, eMarketer Guesses
Research firm eMarketer has put together a few interesting data points that show Google doing better in display ads than you might have realized. That is, by growing this business across properties th...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Tugg Lets Audiences Choose Whats Playing In Theaters
There's a new startup called Tugg launching today it's led by Nicolas Gonda, who was a producer on The Tree Of Life, and it promises audience members that they can create their own movie screenings a...
10:51 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Asus To Transformer Owners: Here Is Your Unlocked Bootloader. Happy Now?
The Asus Transformer Prime was the great, grey hope for many Android lovers - until they realized that the bootloader was locked it was impossible to upgrade or install a new bit of firmware onto the ...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Warby Parker: Why Should A Pair Of Glasses Cost More Than An iPhone?
If you've ever shopped for a pair of prescription glasses, you've probably seen first hand how expensive a set can be. Warby Parker's co-founders are right there with you.Both fed-up and puzzled over ...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch The Daily Muse, The Community For Professional Women, Looks To Reinvent The Company Profile
Job boards and company profiles on job sites can be fairly uninspiring, and bland. Usually there's a boring description of a job, followed by a list of skills needed followed by a boring description o...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Retickr Raises $1.5M For A Social News Reader That Learns What You Like
Retickr, a social news reader application for Mac OS X, received a big update today, as well as a new round of funding. The startup just closed its Series A of $1.5 million led by the Lamp Post Group,...
09:36 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Heres The Epic Borderlands 2 Launch Trailer
Back during the heyday of CrunchGear (now known as TechCrunch/Gadgets), we couldn't get enough of Borderlands. The game masterfully combined the game play of a FPS with the best elements of an RPG. In...
09:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch How To Temporarily Silence All Those Annoying Twitterers At SXSW
For various reasons (groan) I'm not heading to SXSW this year, but then neither are millions of other people. But that won't stop the 20,000 attendees from clogging up our Twitter feeds trying to find...
09:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch After Closing $3.4B Acquisition Of SuccessFactors, SAP Pushes Human Capital Management In The Cloud
SAP dropped a whopping $3.4 billion on human capital management software company SuccessFactors back in December. Two months later, the deal has finally closed and SAP isn't wasting any time in releas...
09:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch UltraViolet Hits 800k Digital Media Locker Accounts, Added 50k In The Last Six Weeks
UltraViolet might sound too good to be true, but the service is growing. More Blu-ray titles are featuring the digital media option and consumers are at least trying the movie industry's alternative t...
08:52 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Mozilla Launching Cross-Platform App Store Later This Year, Submissions Open Next Week
Calling all developers: if you know your way around HTML5 and JavaSrcipt and have a great idea for an app, Mozilla wants to hear from you. The web-friendly nonprofit has just announced their intention...
08:27 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch With Facebook, Netflix And More, The PS Vita Is *Nearly* A Tablet Alternative
I've enjoyed the PS Vita for a couple of weeks now. It's a fun device, but as John describes in our review, it feels like the last of its kind. Single function devices are no longer relevant and as mu...
08:20 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Wapple Wins Trademark Battle Over Apple
While Apple is busy fighting Proview over the iPad trademark in China, it has lost a different trademark battle in Europe: Wapple, the mobile web developers, have won a suit filed by Apple over its na...
08:14 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Want To Track Who Read Your Email? ToutApps Salesforce Integration Goes Live
ToutApp, the email productivity app that emerged as part of the500Startups Summer Accelerator program last year, is rolling out a new feature that will let users track their emails right from within S...
07:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Crowdsourced Wi-Fi Network Fon Passes 5 Million Hotspots Worldwide
When serial entrepreneur Martin Varsavky launched Fon in late 2005, his goal was to blanket the world with easily-accessible, crowdsourced Wi-Fi. While the service hasnt quite made it everywhere yet, ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Backed By Lerer And SV Angel, Newsle Launches To Let You Track News About Your Friends
If you want to see what your friends or contacts are up to, you can check out Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram for a realtime feed. But what if you want to read news about your friends? That'...
06:43 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch EU Will Refer ACTA To Highest European Court
The European Union says it will refer the controversial ACTA anti-piracy trade agreement to the institution's highest court, the European Court of Justice, to check whether it complies with the EU's f...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch 140 Proof Introduces Video To Its Social Ad Network
140 Proof, a startup that says it delivers targeted ads to more than 50 social apps, is adding a video ad unit to its lineup.Like the company's existing 140-character text units, the videos can show u...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Yandex: Q4 Sales, Income Up Over 50% For Russias Search Giant
More news from Yandex, Russia's biggest search engine, that highlight the opportunity for more growth in digital in Russia and adjacent markets. One day after announcing a new real-time search partner...
06:19 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Strategic Sharing: Zipcar Leads $13.7M Investment In Campus Car-Sharing Startup Wheelz
Well, you have to hand it to the strategy team over at Zipcar. Arguably the largest on-demand car-sharing network, Zipcar went public last year and not long after saw its market cap cross $1 billion. ...
06:13 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Teases Pure View Imaging Ahead Of MWC
Nokia isn't all that great with teasers. In August the company posted a teaser for the newest version of Symbian which just so happened to include the release date in it. Today, the teaser (at least) ...
06:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch BloomReach Crunches Big Data To Deliver The Future Of SEO and SEM
Are you ready for a revolution? Today, after 3 years of machine learning development in stealth, BloomReach reveals its big data solution for website relevance optimization. BloomReach is capable of b...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch InVision Raises $1.5M For Beautiful, Interactive Prototypes
New York City startup InVision has raised $1.5 million in seed funding to help companies answers an important question: Are we building something that people will actually want to use?The funding come...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Atlassians JIRA 5 Takes Flight With @Mentions, Sharing And Enterprise Version
Atlassian, which makes product management software for software development, is debuting a new version of its collaboration software for product teams, JIRA. As you may know, JIRA is a product and is...
04:48 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch The Pinterest Effect: Conde Nast Casts Easy Living In The Mold Of Hot New Social Network
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Done right, it can also help the imitator tap into the zeitgeist and pick up more followers as a result.That looks like it might have been some of...
03:57 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Hot On The Heels Of Spotify, Rdio Expands Music Streaming To Spain, Portugal
The landgrab for music streaming customers is on, and Rdio -- the U.S.-based startup from Skype founders Niklas Zennstrm and Janus Friis -- is joining that race in earnest.The company today announced ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Moonlight
Here are some recent stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Googlighting, Microsofts Latest Viral Attack On Google Docs [Video] Samsung Galaxy Note Review: Who Do You Think You Are? Mr. Big Stuff? Tokyoflash ...
01:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Alert: Social Media Is Eating Into Carrier Revenues, And Its Only Getting Worse
Twitter, Facebook and other social networks have long counted on the rise in smartphone usage to help fuel their growth: that trend, however, seems to also be taking a toll on mobile carriers -- speci...
01:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Storify Brings Drag-And-Drop Social Curation To The iPad
Storify has become one of the main ways that people can create stories from social media the startup says it has been used by 22 of the top 25 news sites in the United States, and that its users have...
12:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Revel Wants To Bring iPad-Powered Point Of Sale Systems To The Hospitality And Retail Industries
The addition of the iPad into the point of sale system or cash register isn't a new trend. Many small businesses are swapping out traditional cash registers for iPads and credit card processors like S...
10:45 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Now You Need Quora Credits To Ask Questions, But Can Also Use Them To Promote Content
Quora has fiddled around with its Credits system and unveiled some new features today, making two very notable changes. The first one is the eliminationof the original "Pay to show to Topics" feature ...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch WhyIsFacebookInsightsNotWorking.com Is A Site That Tells You.
.... Whether or not Facebook's in-house analytics product, Insights, is working. Due to product changes in recent weeks, the tool has been particularly slow to update with the latest metrics, as the s...
08:07 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Why Mobile Game Devs Should Port To Mac OS -Advice From Cut The Ropes ZeptoLab
Last week, a Mountain Lion roared "Mac is the next big gaming platform." Apple is bringingGame Center to Mac, it will support cross-platform iPhone vs. Mac play, and the Mac App Store will likely beco...
07:56 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch EVE Online Saw $66M In Revenue Last Year, Mulls IPO
CCP Games, the makers of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game EVE Online , say the company brought in $66 million in revenue last year.The game, a science fictional adventure set in a st...
07:20 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch 6Scans Auto-Updating Website Protection Service Is Launching Today, Starting With WordPress
If you're a big website, you have a range of good options for staying protected from malicious hacks: hardware from enterprise-oriented companies like Cisco or McAfee, your own in-house support, or ho...
07:07 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Megauploads Kim Dotcom Released On Bail, Perhaps Never To Be Seen Again
When Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and several others in the organization were arrested in raids a month ago, it was noted by prosecutors that Dotcom's rather wild lifestyle and propensity for spontan...
06:51 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Bottlenose 2.0: Taming The Share-pocalypse With A Smarter Social Media Dashboard
There's a lot of noise in our social media channels. I'm busy clogging up your Twitter feed with my deep thoughts, your friends are sharing their one-millionth baby picture on Facebook, and Scoble is ...
06:20 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Goes Back To The Future With Mobile App Update, #Discover Still Just As Useless
Twitter has just launched a new app refreshfor its mobile apps in Android and iOS, as well as expanded its offerings to the Kindle Fire and the Barnes & Noble NOOK and NOOK color.Returning to the ...
05:54 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Funded ScreenLeap: Because Screen-Sharing Doesnt Need To Make You Crazy
With stories of Terminator-esque Google glasses making headlines these days, you'd think a basic task like screen sharing would be something that'd be pretty well solved by now. But while there are ma...
05:28 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch BuzzFeed Adds A Little Nostalgia To Your Facebook Timeline
Facebook's Timeline is a cool idea, but as a representation of my life, it doesn't have much to say about my experiences before 2004. Now, in its own small way, viral content site BuzzFeed is trying t...
05:18 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Ailing LightSquare To Cut 45% Of Work Force As Regulatory Battle Rages On
Things are beginning to look even dimmer for LightSquared. Just one day after satellite network operator Inmarsat announced that LightSquared had defaulted on a $56 million payment, new reports indica...
05:14 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Face-Recognizing Billboard Only Displays Ad To Women
Moral ambiguity, thy name is advertising. How are we to parse this advertising campaign in London in which an intelligent bus stop billboard only displays its content to women? You read correctly: the...
04:45 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch This Kit Lets You Print Out The Internet
This complete project kit made by Adafruit allows you to print out things from the Internet. Want to print all your Tweets onto receipt paper? You got it. Want to print out your Facebook wall? Why the...
04:36 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch This Twin-Lens Reflex Camera Is Built Out Of LEGO
Are you enough of a photo geek to build your own camera? Maybe. But are you enough of one to build it out of LEGO and some spare bits you had lying around the house? Probably not. But Carl-Frederic Sa...
03:47 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Big UI Changes Coming To Flickr Next Week
Yahoo's management of Flickr has been something of a mystery. The photo-hosting service, once far and away the frontrunner and choice of pros and casual shooters alike, has seen few improvements in re...
02:26 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch The Daily Stands By The iPad Office Pic And Story
Suite anticipation, said The Daily. The News Corp iPad mag broke the news this morning that Microsoft was about to submit its productivity suite to Apple for review. They even had a photo of the app r...
01:49 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Googlighting, Microsofts Latest Viral Attack On Google Docs [Video]
"Wait, you want us to be your lab rats?" "Pioneers"If you need more proof that Microsoft and Google hate each other, just watch the video above. It's a direct message from Microsoft to businesses ever...
01:04 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Sugar Inc. Acquires Social Network And Community For Mothers Circle Of Moms
Sugar Inc., a media company that caters exclusively to women, is acquiring San Francisco-based Circle of Moms, a social network and online communityfor moms and moms-to-be. Financial terms of the deal...
12:39 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise Cloud Developments: Huddle Sync Is All About Pushing Need To Know Content
Another cloud startup is making enhancements to improve the performance and functionality of its services. This one is squarely for enterprises and comes from Huddle, which today is announcing Huddle ...
12:23 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Evan Lowenstein: Why You Cant Pirate Intimacy (TCTV)
12 months ago at SFMusicTech, I talked to StageIt founder and CEO Evan Lowenstein about what he called "the new intimacy economy". And last week at SFMusicTech, I met again with Lowenstein, a former p...
12:11 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch To Modernize The Checkbook, Zipmark Launches Developer Platform For Mobile Payments
Following its recent raise of $2 million in seed funding, the still invite-only mobile payments startup Zipmark is today announcing the launch of its developer program and API. The New York-based comp...
12:10 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch LetsListen: Turntable.FM + Video Chat = Dance Party?
There's a feature war brewing in the synchronous listening space. Turntable.FM-competitor LetsListen today added video chat to its music locker web app so you can listen to a song at the same time as ...
12:09 am GMT - Wed, February 22, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Launches Enhanced Push-To-Talk Smartphone Trial For Businesses
Though it may not always seem like it, big wireless carriers are still stuck on the concept of push-to-talk communication. Its easy to see why -- instanteous communication between multiple people can ...
11:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Should You Upgrade To Mountain Lion?
Mountain Lion, Apple's latest version of OS X, is currently in beta. However, it is in a stable enough form that some journalists were given sneak peeks over the past few days. I've been working with ...
11:41 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy Note Review: Who Do You Think You Are? Mr. Big Stuff?
When I went to meet with Samsung to pick up the Galaxy Note, I was told something that I kept in mind throughout my last week or so with the phone. "People freak out and say it's too big until they pl...
11:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Awesome Inventory Management Startup Stitch Labs Nabs $1M From True Ventures
Small business inventory management startup Stitch Labs is announcing a $1 million seed investment this morning led by True Ventures. In the same space as Bizelo and Ordoro, Stitch Labs allows design-...
11:19 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch To Lock Down Mobile Apps, Cenzic Launches New App Testing Tools
Software and SaaS security company Cenzic is today launching a new security product for mobile application developers which will allow for the testing of mobile apps on any platform - iOS, Android, J2...
10:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Exclusive First Look At Spins New Music-Playing Website
Music magazines are getting hit with a double whammy in the age of digital media. Like all print publications, their audience is going onlinebut so is the music. Why read about a new album when you ca...
10:10 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Canonical Announces Ubuntu for Android
Canonical's Ubuntu TV, unveiled earlier this year, was the first in a series of announcements about "Ubuntu on devices". The next device in Canonical's multi-screen strategy for world domination is be...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch FindTheBest Wants To Personalize Comparison Shopping With AssistMe
Kleiner Perkins-backed comparison shopping platform FindTheBest has been focused on solving a specific problem for the past year: how to help people compare different products and services so that the...
09:37 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch For Some Developers, Amazon Appstore Now Brings In More Money
In the latest monthly report from app analytics firm Distimo, the company delved into the revenue generating possibilites for apps sold through both Google's Android Market and the Amazon Appstore. Lo...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Kisai Releases The (Readable) Stencil Watch
Thank heavens: finally a Tokyoflash that you can read immediately without depending on a manual or detailed instructions. The Stencil is a fan design that uses for LCD blocks to display the current ti...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Tokyoflash Releases The (Readable) Kisai Stencil Watch
Thank heavens: finally a Tokyoflash that you can read immediately without depending on a manual or detailed instructions. The Stencil is a fan design that uses for LCD blocks to display the current ti...
09:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Could Google Delete Copyrighted MP3s From Gmail? Only In Extreme Cases It Says
Some rather inflammatory news has been making its way around the web today: a user posting on the Pirateweb message board has accused Google of removing copyrighted MP3 music files from a Gmail accoun...
09:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Looking To Dominate Social Gaming In Emerging Markets, Peak Games Gobbles Up Another Studio
You may not know this, but Turkey has a fever. And the only prescription is more games. That's right. Sifting through some of Pando Networks' recent numbers on international gaming, we found that Turk...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch U.S. Cellular To Add Galaxy S II To Their Lineup, No Love For LTE
Like the original Galaxy S before it, Samsung's Galaxy S II sure knows how to get around. After having touched down on Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T (twice even), the Korean giant's one-time flagship...
08:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Australian Ride-Sharing Marketplace Jayride.com Grabs $400K In Angel Funding
Australian-based travel marketplace Jayride.comhas lined up $400,000 AUD in seed funding for its ride-sharing service, which also aggregates transportation data.The angel funding was led byAndrey Shir...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Arch Grants Raises $2.5M To Turn St. Louis Into A Startup Hub; Square Co-founder Signs On
Entrepreneurs and small businesses are integral to the engine of job creation. According to the White House, companies less than five years old created 44 million jobs over the last three decades in t...
08:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch OMGPOP Hits 1M Downloads For Draw Something App, Locked Down On Mobile Strategy
OMGPOP, the social game-maker formerly known as iminlikewithyou, says it has another mobile hit its app Draw Something has been downloaded more than 1 million times in 10 days.Draw Something is based...
08:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Loses Ad Chief Manny Anekal To Mobile Monetization Startup Kiip
Zynga'sGlobal Director of Brand Advertising Manny Anekal who led the company to a 233% increase in ad revenue this year is leaving to become COO of Kiip, which lets brands reward gamers with real worl...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Braintree Extends Merchant Payments To Mobile Apps
Braintree, an online payments provider, is debuting a set of new tools for mobile app developers that allow merchants to accept payments within a mobile app, rather than through a web browser. For bac...
07:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix And The Weinstein Company Enter Into Their First Multi-Year Streaming Deal
Netflix streaming just got a bit more classy. The Weinstein Company is releasing "a diverse slate" of its titles exclusively to Netflix streaming. These titles will hit the service within a year of th...
07:17 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Its On: 8GB Nook Tablet Takes Aim At Kindle Fire With $199 Price Tag
While initial reports pointed at a launch on February 22, Barnes & Noble has just taken to the wires to officially announce the release of the new 8GB Nook Tablet. As expected the new Nook variant...
07:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch This Is What Microsoft Office Looks Like On An iPad
We heard all the way back in November that Microsoft would launch an Office app for the iPad, and it would seem that the big day draws even closer. According to an unverified image captured by The Dai...
07:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Attachments.me Goes Automatic, Adds Box To Its Cloud Storage Partners
Attachments.me, the startup that promises to take the pain out of searching through email attachments, is gradually ramping up the services that it's offering to users: from today, it has an option to...
06:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Barnes & Noble Misses In Q3; NOOK Business Up 38 Percent To $542M
Barnes and Noble reported earnings this morning, with total sales increasing 5% compared to the prior year, from $2.3 billion to $2.4 billion, falling short of analyst expectations. Net income was $52...
06:48 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Leaked! Heres The iPad 3s Bulky Back Casing
The iPad 3 is still weeks away from being announced, but Chinese tech blog M.I.C.gadget managed to snag a back shell for the iPad 3 from "one of our most reliable sources." As you can see from the pic...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Pricelock Mobile App Puts The Energy Auction In Your Pocket
Pricelock is all about making the buying and selling of energy more efficient. It was true when the company launched the Marketplace, a customized online energy auction platform for utilities companie...
06:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch MHL Consortium: 50 Million MHL-Equipped Devices Shipped Globally In 2011
MHL had a huge 2011. The mobile high-definition connectivity standard went from a relativity unknown port to making its way onto more than 50 million devices. More than 90 licensees are on board with ...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Finally: RIM Releases PlayBook 2.0 OS; Email, Android Support Included
By most accounts there aren't very many people out there in the world using PlayBooks, but for those that are, or are considering the purchase of one, comes some good news: RIM has finally updated the...
01:32 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch The Enemy Of My Enemy Is My Friend
Microsoft and Apple should hate one another right now. I mean, really hate each other. After decades of domination, Microsoft has watched their rival move from death's door to become the most valuable...
12:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Yandex, Googles Russian Rival, Is Twitters New Real-Time Search Partner
A significant step for Twitter in its international growth: Yandex, Russia's search giant, today announced that it will carry Twitter data in all of its search results.The news also underscores one po...
08:29 am GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Ad Startup Rocket Fuel Just Had Its First Profitable Quarter
Startup Rocket Fuel claims to use "rocket science" to ad campaigns, and it sounds like that science is turning into real revenue. The company says it made $44.5 million in revenue last year, compared ...
08:29 am GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch China Telecom To Get iPhone In March
Apple may have seen $13 billion in sales in China last year, but apparently those numbers could have been higher if they'd had a bit more faith. The iPhone sold in huge quantities in the markets serve...
06:21 am GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Project Dolphin Green Energy Facility In North Carolina Among Nations Biggest
Word got around way back in the middle of 2010 that Apple was building a monster data center near Maiden, South Carolina. Later, it was shown to be hosting a ton of Nuance software, for obvious reason...
05:04 am GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Google TV Root Hack Allows For Hulu Streaming, Makes The Connected TV Platform Interesting Again
Google TV launched a year and a half ago. The platform has gone nowhere since according to a recent survey. It relaunched late last year, which brought improved performance and a sweet search tool, bu...
05:04 am GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Bad Taste In Music? Crowdsource Your Next Party Playlist With Anthm
Cultivating the perfect party playlist requires more than a little time and effort, but when there are kegs to be tapped and cheese plates to be arranged, the task can sadly fall by the wayside. Thats...
04:37 am GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Go Away! Google Plus User Script Lets You Hide Google+
Let's say that you're browsing the searchable web at your job, looking for some facts on some hot startup or whatever it is you get paid to do ... You're sitting there web surfing just going about you...
03:06 am GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Flurry: Mobile Ads Still Get The Short Straw In Brand Spend; Women Driving eCPMs
There have been some big numbers thrown at the medium of mobile advertising recently -- eMarketer says it will make $2.6 billion in the U.S. alone this year; the IAB says that 72 percent of top brand ...
02:39 am GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Indias Times Internet Embraces Real-Time Finance With ET Speed
A few years ago, we saw a wave of startups (such as Cake Financial and Covestor) that tried to reinvent the way people made financial decisions, usually by adding social features or more data and anal...
02:15 am GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Fab Buys Casacanda For $11M To Fight The Samwers In Europe
Three weeks after the launch of Samwer Fab clone Bamarang in Germany, the UK, France, Brazil and Australia comes the news that Fab too has decided to bolster its European front lines through the acqui...
01:50 am GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Traffic Vs Friendship: My Tough Decision To Turn On Facebook Subscribe
I've been using Facebook since its early years. So today it has the most complete and accurate set of connections to people I've known throughout my life. Exactly because of its success in assembling ...
01:07 am GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch What On Earth Is Google Doing With Orkut?
Just spotted in Orkut, Google's also-ran social networking site: a new Google+ badge, one of the first integrations between the two services. Orkut members who also have a Google+ account ar...
12:55 am GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Updated SkyDrive Service Could Put iCloud To Shame
Microsoft's SkyDrive is an adequate cloud storage service (and one that boasts 17 million customers to boot), but it's not something that the folks at Redmond can afford to leave in its current state....
12:39 am GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Another iPad 3 Component Leak Shows A5X Processor
Among the expected chances to the next generation of iPad is an improved processor. Seeing as the original iPad had the A4 and the iPad 2 had the A5, it was logical to guess that the iPad 3 would have...
12:22 am GMT - Tue, February 21, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Nails Down Windows End-Of-Life Dates
Still using Windows Vista? XP? Why? Well, whatever the reason, Microsoft has clarified some of their end-of-life dates for older versions of Windows, including XP. This is mostly about support on the ...
10:58 pm GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch More Smartphones, More Risk: Mobilisafe Targets SMBs With New Security Solution (Invites)
Mobilisafe, the stealthy Seattle-based mobile security startup with $1.2 million in funding from Madrona Venture Group and Trilogy Equity Partnership, is opening up access to its private beta program ...
10:16 pm GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Adds Former Symantec CEO And IBM Exec John Thompson To Board
Microsoft has added a new board member todayJohn W. Thompson, the chief executive officer of Virtual Instruments and former chairman and CEO of Symantec. This brings Microsoft's board's size to 10 mem...
10:02 pm GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch The Post-Office Generation
A recent post on MinimalMac posits an interesting case for the slow, growing sense of the irrelevance of Microsoft, at least in the applications space. Go and read the piece - it's excellent - but the...
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Atrix 3 Leak Promises A Quad-Core Chip, 720p Screen, And A Huge Battery
The Motorola Atrix line has been a big one for the company. Yet with two iterations out so far, the phones have yet to really wow anyone. But according to this specs/photo leak, the Atrix 3 may leave ...
09:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch Forkly 2.0 Puts Your Taste Graph To Use With New, Personalized Recommendations
Forkly, the food rating appfrom Brightkite foundersBrady BeckerandMartin May, just launched a major update dubbed "Forkly 2.0." Along with a user interface overhaul which features a faster feed, bigge...
09:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch comScore: Long-Form Video Content Views On The Rise In January
comScore just released its monthly U.S. online video data, and while viewership dipped slightly in January 2012 (from December), long-form video content views are on the rise. According to comScore, 1...
09:06 pm GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Siemens Network, Qualcomm Prepare MultiFlow HSPA+ To Keep Data Signals Strong
Our phones can do all kinds of things these days. Hell, millions of people — people from all different OS persuasions — are walking around talking to their phone. But even some of the most...
08:50 pm GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch Serial Entrepreneur & GetTaxi Co-Founders Loyalize Acquired for $5M
Loyalize, a social TV audience platform, has been been acquired by Function(X) for $5M in cash and stock. The company intends to integrate Loyalize into Viggle, a television loyalty product designed f...
08:47 pm GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch Splitflix: A Netflix Sharing Start-up Thats Crazy Like A Fox
When I first saw the pitch for Splitflix over the weekend I guffawed a little into my bourbon. The site purports to allow you to "share" your Netflix or Hulu account with a random stranger using a P2P...
08:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch Housebites Cooks Up A Storm As The New Airbnb-For-Takeout
I must admit I was sceptical when Housebites first launched last year. It seemed a quaint little business attacking a hugely established market but in a way which looked, as least from the outside, to...
08:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch Housebites Cooks Up A Storm As The New Airbnb-For-Takeout [TCTV]
I must admit I was skeptical when Housebites first launched last year. It seemed a quaint little business attacking a hugely established market but in a way which looked, as least from the outside, to...
08:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch Lucky Sort Grabs Half A Million For Big Data Visualization On Web & iPad
How would you like to crunch your way through big data on your iPad? That's one of the many promises of Lucky Sort, the stealthy new Portland, Oregon-basedstartup building a visualization and navigati...
08:02 pm GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch For The Young, Smartphones No Longer A Luxury Item
New data from Nielsen released this morning takes a look at the typical U.S. smartphone user, specifically their age and income, as well as the penetration of smartphones into various demographic grou...
07:54 pm GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch Court Reportedly Rules Against Apple In China As The iPads Keep Rolling Out Of Foxconn
A local court in the Guangdong province of China has apparently ruled against Apple in its ongoing case against Proview over the iPad trademark, with the decision that distributors should stop selling...
07:14 pm GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch Barnes & Noble To Take On Amazon (Again) With A New 8GB Nook Tablet
Barnes & Noble seemed pleasantly surprised when they announced their Nook Tablet exceeded expectations over the holidays, but their 70% year-over-year jump in device sales paled in comparison to r...
02:43 pm GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch Ammado Raises $9m To Solve Global Giving Problem
Following the trend towards global platforms for raising money, such as Kickstarter, Ammado, which connects charities with donors, has raised 7 million ($9m), and signed up several multinational partn...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch Gadgets Week in Review: Juggle
Here are some stories from the past week on TechCrunch Gadgets: Motorola Droid 4 Review: This Keyboard Rocks, But Thats About It OS X Mountain Lion Brings The Mac Into The Game Kikbo: Like A Hacky Sac...
01:55 pm GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Fujitsu To Launch Handsets In Europe. U.S. Next?
Fujitsu once said that it didn’t have any plans to launch mobile handsets outside of Asia, but that strategy appears to be changing rapidly. Today comes a report that the Japanese handset maker ...
12:08 pm GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch Ad Agency BBH Moves Into Social Gaming, Seeks Developers Who Like Lollipops
Bartle Bogle Hegarty today became the latest company to make the leap into social gaming, and it is on the lookout to give seed funding to social gaming developers who want to make the jump with them....
07:45 am GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch Looks Like Freelance Marketplace Solvate is Shutting Down
We've gotten a tip that Solvate, a venture-backed marketplace for hiring freelance work, is shutting down. Apparently, the freelancers who do work through Solvate have been told that the service will ...
07:22 am GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch Walmart Ups Its Investment In Chinese E-Commerce Giant Yihaodian
Walmart is announcing this evening that it has upped its investment in Yihaodian, a massive B2C e-commerce company based in China. Walmart, which originally funded the retail giant last year, has made...
05:57 am GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch Mexico City Boards The StartupBus But It Still Needs Sponsors
A combined hackathon and roadtrip to South by Southwest, the StartupBus is in its third year and becoming a bit of a tradition and this time, it won't be limited to the United States.That's because, ...
03:12 am GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch The Unhyped New Areas in Internet and Mobile
We are in a whole new world of platforms, a post-PC era, which Id more aptly describe as the always/everywhere era, finally, and that means a whole new set of opportunities. Add to it the fact that be...
12:26 am GMT - Mon, February 20, 2012
Techcrunch Great Acquisitions! Now Put a Fork in ERP
Everyone is applauding Oracle and SAPs cloud acquisitions RightNow, SuccessFactors, and now Taleo. But the biggest cheers are coming from SAP and Oracles cloud competitors, salesforce.com and Workday...
11:01 pm GMT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Techcrunch Why Your Next Board Member Should Be A Woman
Good questions have been asked lately of tech companies without gender diversity on their boards of directors. While women comprise 51% of the population, they make up only 15.7% of Fortune 500 boards...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Techcrunch Asana and Orchestra Help Me Slowly Regain Control of Email
This is not a rant against email. There are plenty of those out there. This is a story of hope.It sounds nuts, but I really enjoy email, though I realize Im in the tiny minority and that its legitimat...
07:16 am GMT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Techcrunch GoodRx Grabs $1M+ From SV Angel, Founders Fund & More To Help You Find Cheap Prescription Drugs
Like many other services, goods, and commodities, prescription drug prices can vary widely depending on location and what particular vendor is offering them. Launching last September at the Health 2.0...
04:30 am GMT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Techcrunch Beyond Facebook: The Rise Of Interest-Based Social Networks
With the pending public offering of Facebook anticipated to be the largest tech IPO in history, its an interesting time to think about where we go from here. Some say social is done, Facebook is all t...
03:30 am GMT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Advertising Is The Baby Huey Of The Media World (And Apple Is Taking The Low Road)
When Flurry published their chart on exponential mobile adverting growth late last year I had an uneasy feeling that I couldnt pin down immediately. It showed mobile inventory soon outpacing online in...
02:35 am GMT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Techcrunch Seize Your Opportunities Like Jeremy Lin
Last week, Forbes contributor Eric Jackson published a list on the 9 lessons that Jeremy Lin can teach you; number 2 on his list was Seize the Opportunity. Lins not the first, and he wont be the last,...
01:05 am GMT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Techcrunch The Forest, the Trees, and the Next Big Thing
They say hindsight is 20/20.By now, everyone knows about the fastest-growing site on the web. Yet, for a period of time in 2011, despite all the signals pointing toward the phenomena, most in Silicon ...
12:17 am GMT - Sun, February 19, 2012
Techcrunch From College To Silicon Valley: Tips From A Veteran
Looking for internships and jobs after college can be exhilarating, especially for people with engineering and other technical expertise. In an otherwise tough job market, demand for software engineer...
11:11 pm GMT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Techcrunch I Have Seen The Future, And Its Sky Is Full Of Eyes
Allow me just a little self-congratulatory chest-beating. Four years ago I started writing a near-fiction thriller about the risks of swarms of UAVs in the wrong hands. Everyone I talked to back then ...
11:01 pm GMT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Apples High Definition Anxiety
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor inaugurated a new title format where the topic replaces the date of the show release (it's in the URL). Today's topic: wh...
10:36 pm GMT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Techcrunch New Hope For Open Source Textbooks
Editor’s note:Verne Kopytoff is a technology journalist who lives the the Bay area. A college textbook can cost a staggering $200. Over four years of study, students can easily spend thousands o...
07:01 pm GMT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Techcrunch Android Breathes New Life Into Made in China
How do you end up with millions of new sales overnight with low development and implementation costs? In the case of Chinese electronics companies Rock Chips and Box Chips the answer has been simple ...
02:42 pm GMT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon On A Buying Spree: Buys Mobile Payment Specialist Kima Labs
Another acquisition for Groupon, and a sign of how the e-commerce company is getting more focused on mobile as a route to future growth: it has picked up Kima Labs, which makes mobile barcode reading ...
02:42 pm GMT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon On A Shopping Spree: Buys Mobile Payment Specialist Kima Labs
Another acquisition for Groupon, and a sign of how the e-commerce company is getting more focused on mobile as a route to future growth: it has picked up Kima Labs, which makes mobile barcode reading ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Rectangle
Here are some recent stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Motorola Droid 4 Review: This Keyboard Rocks, But Thats About It Review: The Playstation Vita, Sonys Portable Powerhouse More Backpedaling: Netflix ...
08:14 am GMT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Is Not Playing Dumb About Making Money
It seems like everyone's discovered Pinterest this week! Alongside the countless posts dissecting its userbase over, sideways, and under have been a series of stories about how it's "secretly" "moneti...
05:33 am GMT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Techcrunch CrunchBase: Social, Mobile And Deals Categories Led 2011 Private Tech Investments
In case it wasn't already clear to you that later-stage social, mobile and deal-oriented companies led venture fundraising last year, here's some analysis of CrunchBase data that drives the point home...
05:10 am GMT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Techcrunch Purported Next-Gen iPad Display Caught And Examined; 20481536 Resolution Confirmed
MacRumors has done something very bad - they went and got themselves an iPad 3 display module. Actually, it's not so bad when you can apparently just order one online. Normally this part even being on...
04:55 am GMT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Acquires NYC-Based Startup Hyperpublic
Groupon has just acquired Hyperpublic, a NYC-based startup that's spent the last two years building technology related to geo-location and the layers of information like deals and events that live on ...
03:03 am GMT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Pomplamoose: How Nataly And Jack Are Reinventing The Music Business (TCTV)
So maybe there really is a sensible middle ground in the music business - somewhere between David Lowery's pessimism and Bram Cohen's blind faith in our digital future. That future may be the pop musi...
02:48 am GMT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Techcrunch Irrationally Paranoid? AdiOS Shows Which Apps Access Your Address Book
Does Address-gate have you terrified that your mobile apps are secretly slurping up your address book? AdiOS is a free new Mac program that in seconds detects which of your iOS apps have the ability t...
02:38 am GMT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Under Fire For Circumventing Safari Privacy Setting
It's a tense time for Google: controversial policy and user-experience changes are combining with a growing distrust of tracking and advertising to produce something of a toxic atmosphere. Not the mom...
02:29 am GMT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Fundraising Platform ProFounder Shuts Its Doors
ProFounder, a startup that offered entrepreneurs ways to raise money for their startups and ideas, is shutting its doors, according to an announcement on the company's site today.ProFounder, which is ...
02:29 am GMT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Techcrunch Fundraising Platform For Startups ProFounder Shuts Its Doors
ProFounder, a startup that offered entrepreneurs ways to raise money for their startups and ideas, is shutting its doors, according to an announcement on the company's site today.ProFounder, which is ...
02:06 am GMT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 02.17.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang Live - Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor . Recording live today at 1pm PT....
01:20 am GMT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Techcrunch Rumor Roundup: What To Expect From HTC At Mobile World Congress
With the end of February nearly in sight, the tech community is all abuzz with talk about Mobile World Congress, the huge mobile conference set to take place in beautiful Barcelona in just over a week...
12:14 am GMT - Sat, February 18, 2012
Techcrunch New Windows Logo Shows Microsoft Is Going All In With Windows 8
In a move that demonstrates how cleanly Microsoft intends to cut itself off from the last 20 years of its most widely-used and widely-recognized products, they have given the Windows logo its most sig...
11:52 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Review: The Playstation Vita, Sonys Portable Powerhouse
Like a line of hard-marching Lemmings (or a swarm of Patapons), Sony is up against countless, niggling enemies that would like nothing better than to distract and steal their hard-won fan base. The Pl...
11:31 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch After Conquering The World, Our Favorite Angry Birds Head Into Space On March 22
I'm not even going to pretend that you don't know what Angry Birds is... that would be insulting to both you and the game. But do you know what Angry Birds Space is? Nah, I didn't think so. And truth ...
11:27 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Cobook, A Slick Address Book App That Doesnt Upload Your Data
The mundane Address Book was big news this week due to the privacy fiasco, but here's a post about an impressive address book app with a different approach to privacy. Cobook is a Mac contact managem...
11:07 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Study: Windows Web Browsing Market Share Drops 10% Over Past 6 Months
Following up on itsearlier report on iOS browser market share, ad network Chitika today released new results from a study which analyzed the impact mobile computing has had on traditional web browsing...
10:35 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch WinZip iOS App Lets You Crack Open .Zip Files From Anywhere
Having access to your documents and pictures is really easy these days. About a million services, including Dropbox and iCloud, allow you to sync your stuff between devices, but there's one little tho...
10:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Analyst: Facebook Will Make $1.2 Billion Annually From Mobile Ads
No, Facebook is not advertising yet on mobile platforms. Yes, that hasn't stopped people from speculating on what it will mean when it does. The latest: an estimate of how much the social network stan...
09:45 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch RVIP Karaoke: The Most Amazing RV On Earth Is Now Much More Than A Hobby
You'll never forget your first time.Huddled in a hallway three feet wide, arms reaching every which way for a cup or a beer or the microphone. It's hot and it's messy and it's noisy and everyone is pu...
09:42 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Etsy For Eco Ethical Community Raises $300,000+ In Seed Funding
Ethical Community, an online, eco-friendly marketplace (which has plans for a snazzier name in the works!), has secured a 200,000 ($316,640 USD) round of seed funding from a syndicate of angel investo...
08:43 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Brightcove Shares Pop Over 30 Percent On First Trade; Valued At Nearly $400M
Online video service Brightcove has just made its public debut on the NASDAQ under the symbol 'BCOV', with an opening trade of $14.50. This is up over 30 percent from the company's original pricing of...
08:38 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Real Estate Site VivaReal Raises Cash To Be The Zillow For Brazil
VivaReal.com.br, a real estate marketplace in Brazil, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from a number of angels and investors, including Greg Waldorf, Simon Baker, Shaun Di Gregorio, Wences ...
08:35 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch As Social Bookmarking Reignites, Venture-Backed Clipboard Acquires Clipmarks & Amplify
Clipboard, the web clipping service founded by former Overture vet Gary Flake, has just completed the acquisitions of two competitors, Amplify and Clipmarks. The startup, which is taking on the challe...
08:32 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Droid 4 Review: This Keyboard Rocks, But Thats About It
The Droid 4 doesn't look much like its other Droid siblings, but it does promise the same stellar keyboard and a solid construction. At $199 it won't break your wallet, but it will offer most of the s...
08:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Google: Unlocking The Door For More Android Originality?
It sometimes feels like a absurd story without an ending, trying to track who is attacking whom in the mobile patent game. But Google has now secured one patent that may demonstrate how companies are ...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Feel Free To Run Samsungs New Memory Cards Over With A Truck
Theres little doubt that Samsung knows how to put together a handsome television or smartphone, but to produce a stylish memory card well thats another story entirely. Samsung's certainly willing to ...
06:44 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Stealing Someones Design: HipChat vs Messages
Clearly there needs to be a workshop or CBT or something on trademark in Cupertino because Apple simply cannot stop infringing! As you see here, the handsome icon for the Messages app looks a lot like...
06:28 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch ProView Is Suing Apple Over The Rights To An iMac Clone
Patent trolls - mere shells of companies that go after potential infringements in order to rack up some hefty legal fees and maybe a settlement or two - don't have an institutional memory. Take the gr...
06:07 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Foxconn Increases Wages, Raises Pay By 16-25% For Chinese Workers
Foxconn is under increased scrutiny as of late. The nearly 40-year old company assembles a big portion of the world's electronic goods but many are questioning its treatment of workers. But nothing ca...
05:39 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch More Backpedaling: Netflix Brings Back the $7.99 DVD-Only Plan
Netflix is looking to make things right again. The company just reintroduced its DVD-only subscription plan. Consumers are finally able to sign up for this plan without also paying for (or trying) Net...
05:16 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch For All The Phones In China, Apple Actually Lost Market Share In Q4
Apple has an undeniably huge opportunity in China, but it is still facing some big challenges. As the iPhone maker claimed the top spot as the world's biggest smartphone vendor in the last quarter (Oc...
04:22 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Syrian Government Blocks Bambusers Live Video Of Crisis
Bambuser, a live mobile video streaming startup along the lines of Qik, has become something of an underground hit in the last couple of years because of its ability to stream video over poor mobile c...
02:57 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch GSMA Says It Has Contingency Plans In Place For MWC Strike. Im Getting A Bike
This is definitely one way for unions to get some attention for their cause: as of this time of writing, public transport employees in Barcelona will be striking during the Mobile World Congress trade...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Fire
Here are some recent posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: OS X Mountain Lion Brings The Mac Into The Game Lytro Video? Maybe Later For Now, Lytro Focuses On Photos Amazon Steals 14% Tablet Market Share In Q4...
11:48 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Chart: In Four Years, Apple Sold More iPhones Than All Macs Ever
If anyone has any doubt that iPhones, iPads and other iOS devices are the future if Apple, just take a look at the chart above from Asymco. It shows all iOS products sold cumulatively versus all OS X ...
10:25 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch U.S. Cellular Reveals Additional LTE Markets, Expected To Go Live In 2H 2012
While larger carriers like AT&T and Verizon are duking it out to cover the country in LTE signal, it's sometimes easy to forget that there are other contenders in the ring too. Case in point: U.S....
08:05 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Nevada Establishes Regulations For Self-Driving Cars
California may be the 800-pound gorilla in the automotive legislation world, but their neighbor Nevada seems to be taking the initiative when it comes to self-driving cars. They've adopted a number of...
07:36 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Begins Self-Serve Ad Sign-Ups, Offers $100 In Free Advertising
Twitter is now accepting sign-ups from small businesses that want to participant in its self-serve ad program.The self-serve rollout was reported this afternoon by Ad Age and others, and the sign-up p...
07:21 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Linden Lab Acquires Game Studio LittleTextPeople To Build Beyond Second Life
Independent game studio LittleTextPeople made waves at GDC with its eponymous interactive fiction game. Now it's been acquired byvirtual world pioneer Linden Lab, who will use its team and tech to cre...
07:16 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Sees 1400% Growth In Brand Followers Since December BrightEdge
Brands on Google+ are seeing tremendous growth in followers, according to a new report from SEO and digital marketing startup BrightEdge.Google+ was famously closed to brands when it launche...
06:54 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Ridiculously Pricey Lumia 800 Bundle Available Now In MS Retail Stores
We've talked about the Lumia line quite a bit in the past few months, but the series is finally starting to feel real. Just last week the 900 was made available for pre-order, and today we're seeing r...
06:10 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Lytro Video? Maybe Later For Now, Lytro Focuses On Photos
We were recently able to pose a few questions to Ren Ng, founder and CEO of Lytro, and the person upon whose research the whole product is based. Their camera, which allows the shooter to set the focu...
05:53 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch BuiltWith Reveals The Tech Used By The 130 Million Web Sites That Matter Most
Search engines like Google scour the web to figure out how to rank content. Measurement firms like comScore sample users to estimate traffic to web sites. But what if you want to know which of some 20...
05:11 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch More Details On Caterina Fakes New Startup, Pinwheel: A Mobile Flickr For Places (Ish)
As we heard last year, Flickr and Hunch co-founder Caterina Fake was in the process of launching a new startup, with $2 million in funding from a number of high-profile investors, including True Ventu...
04:55 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Alleged Screenshot Of Google Drive Surfaces
A reader of Geekwire has sent in what he claims is a shot of Google Drive, which apparently has activated early for him. It's entirely possible that the shot is fake — Google's stark interface i...
03:44 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch With New $27 Million Fund, ff Venture Capital Is On A Roll (Interview)
New York City seed investors are growing up, and raising bigger funds. IA Ventures justraised $105 millionandff Venture Capital closed its second $27 million fund last November (which I am reporting h...
03:30 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch The Daily Show, 12 More News Outlets Join Facebooks Reader App Virality Bonanaza
There's a referral traffic goldmine on Facebook, and today 13 more news outlets are staking their claim. The Daily Show, MSNBC, Buzzfeed, and The Huffington Post are launching Facebook Open Graph read...
03:30 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch The Daily Show, 12 More News Outlets Join Facebooks Media App Virality Bonanza
There's a referral traffic goldmine on Facebook, and today 13 more news outlets are staking their claim. The Daily Show, MSNBC, Buzzfeed, and The Huffington Post are launching Facebook Open Graph read...
02:55 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Andrew Mason: Groupon To Begin Offering Deal Personalization Abroad Later This Quarter
At the Goldman Sachs Internet and Technology Conference in San Francisco Thursday, Groupon Founder and CEO Andrew Mason took to the stage to talk about the daily deal behemoth's newly-minted position ...
02:48 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Chinese Search Engine Baidus Q4 Revenue Up 82.5 Percent To $711M; Net Income Up 77 Percent
Chinese search engine Baidu posted Q4 earnings today. Revenues in the fourth quarter of 2011 were RMB4.474 billion ($710.9 million), an 82.5% increase from the same period in 2010. Net income for the ...
02:34 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Peanut Labs Makes Online Market Surveys Quick And Cheap With CrowdVi.be
Having built a socially-driven market research business on Facebook and across the web, Peanut Labs is launching a new iteration of its crowd-sampling tool today called CrowdVi.be. The goal is to let ...
02:33 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch FTC Finds Privacy Problems In Childrens Apps, But Suggested Changes Will Impact All
I believe the children are the future. (What, too soon?) But in the case of the new FTC report on mobile applications for kids, which referencesthe current data handling practices employed by mobile d...
02:32 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch AdClarity Tells Advertisers Exactly What The Competition Is Up To
Israeli company BIScience has a launched a new product called AdClarity, which it says will give advertisers more data than they've ever had about their competitors' advertising plans.CEO Orey Gilliam...
02:05 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch GDGT Doubles Down On Product Reviews; Hires Former Consumer Reports Guy As Director Of Content
Social product review site gdgt is announcing a key hire today as the startup continues to try to innovate on technology product reviews. Gdgt has brought on Marc Perton, the former Executive Editor o...
02:05 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Mountain Lion: Most Skippable OS X Upgrade Ever?
There's a good reason Apple let Mountain Lion out of its cage this morning with no fanfare or event. Like Lion, the improvements are minor at best and some less than useless. Lion hasn't sold particul...
01:47 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On David Lowery: How The Internet Is Shafting Musicians (TCTV)
Not everyone agrees with BitTorrent founder Bram Cohen that the Internet has been good for the musician. Indeed, some musicians think the exact reverse. Take, for example, David Lowery, the lead singe...
01:30 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Social Media Advertising Startup Compass Labs Raises $6M From NEA And Presidio
Compass Labs, which aims to provide targeted advertising on social networks like Twitter and Facebook, has raised $6 million from NEA, and Presidio Ventures. This brings the startup's total funding to...
01:28 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Yes, Hipster Is (Almost) Sending Someone Into Space
Ah, Hipster, the startup whose promotional ideas are either brilliant, obnoxious, or brilliantly obnoxious. This time the company, which allows you to share digital postcards, has outdone itself it's...
01:25 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch FoundersCard Is Poised To Hit Europe But Are The Deals Worth It?
Top executives often get perks just because of who they are, like freebies and travel upgrades. The American Express Centurion Card for instance is also known as the black card for this reason. Eric K...
01:19 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Mac Attack On China
Whenever you see those photos and stories of the crazy crowds at Apple stores in China, they seem to always be about the launch of a new iPhone. But if Apple has its way, soon those masses will be cla...
01:17 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch TipList Wants To Replace That Ubiquitous Travel Tips Email
From the one man team that brought you Photopile and Onesheet comes another drop dead simple app, TipList. Deciding to take a a trip around the world with his wife Elle last summer, creator Brendan Mu...
01:04 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Lady Gaga-Backed Backplane Raises Over $4M From Sequoia & More; Acquires Sharing Platform Cortex
You may have heard the buzz by now about a young startup that's being fueled by some pretty impressive star power, including the likes of the one and only Lady Gaga. The project, called Backplane, was...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV: In the Studio, Gautam Gupta Reflects on His Experience as a Teenager in VC
In the Studio at TechCrunch TV continues this week with a guest who began his career as a venture capitalist at the ripe old age of 18 and today, after eight years as an investor, is now going out on ...
12:56 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch New Swype Beta Packs Support For Ice Cream Sandwich
Don't get me wrong -- Ice Cream Sandwich's stock keyboard is pretty fantastic, but after having spent the past year or two Swyping my way though text messages and emails, most other modes of text inpu...
12:01 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Death To Feature Creep! Bump 3.0 Dumps All But Contacts and Photo Sharing
more, More, MORE. STOP! Rather than cram more features into Bump 3.0, the team behind the 75 million-installs mobile app combed the data and brushed off all the features no one used. Now, instead of l...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, February 17, 2012
Techcrunch Tracx Secures $4.4 Million To Bring Big Data To Social Media Management
On Tuesday, we covered the launch of Nimble 2.0, a simple, affordable social relationship manager designed to give SMBs the same mileage out of social that enterprise has been able to create with its ...
11:46 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Lost Crates Relaunches Subscription Service, Ships Designer Goods By Mail
Lost Crates, a subscription service that previously focused on boutique stationary goods (as if there was a demand for such a thing!), is today announcing its relaunch and expansion into several new v...
11:42 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Snag Last-Minute Concert Tickets With The New Thrillcall iOS App
We all love music. I mean, when's the last time you heard someone say they didn't like listening to music? But for some of us, plugging in some ear buds and cranking a jam or two on the iPod just does...
10:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch With Users Viewing 100M PhotosMonth, Pixable Taps Hashtags To Help Sort Pics
Since its name began appearing on blogs and in media early last year, and launched officially at DEMO in March, Pixable has been able to sustain that buzz -- no easy feat in a world saturated with pho...
10:43 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Steals 14% Tablet Market Share In Q4, Apple Share Drops To 57%
We've known since the Fire first debuted that it would create some competition for Apple's iPad, which has dominated the market since it arrived. But today iSuppli has offered up a little insight into...
10:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Glassmap Launches A Find My Friends For Facebook Users
YC-backed Glassmap is a new mobile application publicly launching today that presents a viable challenge to realtime, location-sharing apps like Apple's Find My Friends or Google Latitude. Where those...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Eyeing The Indian Market, Facebook Partners With Saavn On Global Social Music Service
Saavn, a startup that's been called the Spotify for Indian music, has partnered with Facebook to launch its social and global music service on the social network. The integration, which debuted in Dec...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch With Clik, Your Smartphone Can Control Screens Everywhere
You've probably heard of Kik Messenger, a phone messaging app with the backing of Sequoia Capital. It turns out Kik was just the beginning of the company's plans today it's launching Clik, which is e...
09:22 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Better Late Than Never: Hulu Plus Finally Arrives On The Wii
The folks over at Hulu originally promised Wii users would have access to their Hulu Plus streaming service by the end of 2011, but things didn't exactly pan out the way they had hoped. Well, after a ...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Code Hero Is A Game That Teaches You To Make Games
"Shoot code here!" Don't you wish all programming were that easy? You're working on a huge PHP project for work and you need a dynamic table and all you do is whip out your code gun and shoot some int...
08:38 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Crowd-Sourced Learning Platform Memrise Nabs $1.05M From Matt Mullenweg, Lerer Ventures And More!
Memrise, an online community that attempts to teach people languages through crowdsourcing, is announcing its $1.1 million in seed financing today, from Matt Mullenweg's Audrey Capital,Avalon Ventures...
08:33 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Apples iCloud Is No Dropbox Killer (Its Much More)
With today's reveal of the next version of OS X- OS X10.8, aka Mountain Lion - Apple is more deeply integrating its iCloud service into the operating system itself. No longer will storing your documen...
08:27 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Yes, Its True: Kids Are Tablet Fiends. And Gaming Apps Are The Winners
If you own a tablet and have children, chances are that this will not come as news to you. For those who don't but work in mobile, it's something worth remembering when you're concocting up your next ...
08:10 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch With Mountain Lion, OS X Prowls Closer To iOS
Ever since Apple released OS X Lion, its desktop operating system started the long trek towards iOS, Apple's other, more popular operating system. With the next version of OS X, Mountain Lion (release...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Podio Plugs Google Docs Into Its Collaboration Tools
Startup Podio says it just addressed one of the top feature requests from the 40,000 companies that use its collaboration tools it now integrates with Google Docs.When TechCrunch's Alexia Tsotsis wro...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Kayak Partners With Trip Advisor To Integrate 60 Million Travel Reviews Into Hotel Search
Kayak is boosting its hotel search today with the integration of hotel reviews from Trip Advisor into search results. Via an agreement with the reviews giant, Kayak will be integrating all all TripAdv...
07:42 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy Note Review: Head-To-Head With The Galaxy Nexus And Streak 5
If last week's showdown between the Droid 4, Droid 3, and iPhone 4S didn't get your blood pumping, prepare yourself for the heavyweight round. We've got the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note going...
07:34 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Nature Publishing Group Officially Launches New Interactive Textbook
Last spring I wrote about Nature Publishing Group's plan for a $49 electronic textbook packed with interactivity and unlimited content updates for life. The original publication date was scheduled for...
07:20 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch OS X Mountain Lion Brings The Mac Into The Game
Gamers, start your engines, lift your fruit-slicing swords, and lace up your Temple-running shoes. Game Center, Apple's gaming/social hub for iOS, has finally made it's way over to the more mature Ap...
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Test Drive Apples New Messages App Before Mountain Lion Launches
Members of the general public will have to wait a few more months before they can play with Mountain Lion proper, but one of the update's newest features is ready for a taste of the limelight. Apple h...
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Auraslate Is An Open Source Android Tablet For Hackers
If you're sick of firmware lockdowns and failed reflashings on your other Android tablets, the Auraslate may be for you. It's basically an Ice Cream Sandwich-compatible tablet built from the ground up...
06:57 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch As OS X Mountain Lion Proves, Twitter Is Apples Social Network
At Apple's WWDC event last June, Twitter made a new best friend: Apple. The tech giant announced that it would bake the social network into every single iOS device by way of the new iOS 5 software.Thi...
06:51 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Not So Fast, Google: China Wants A Look At Your Motorola Deal First
Google has overcome two big regulatory hurdles in getting its $12.5-billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility approved by both U.S. and European regulators. China now has until March 20 to decide wheth...
06:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Surprise! OS X Mountain Lion Roars Into Existence (For Developers Today, Everyone This Summer)
Confirmed: Apple can still surprise.On July 20 of last year, Apple began a journey. With OS X Lion (aka OS X 10.7), the company started taking some of what they had learned from iOS, and the iPad spec...
05:19 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch StockTwits Gets More Interactive With Conversations
StockTwits is unveiling a new feature called Conversations, which should make it easier to not just track the online discussion about a stock, but to join in, too.Co-founder and CEO Howard Lindzon say...
03:50 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Calling All B2B Startups: Theres An Accelerator In Dallas Looking For You
There are still entire industries that are badly in need of new ideas, new blood, and disruptive technologies -- education, healthcare, and media, I'm talking to you -- and accelerators that focus on ...
03:40 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Mobile Net Widens As Orange Turns On Access In Africa
A significant announcement today that could have a big impact on Facebook and its mobile strategy: the mobile carrier Orange, part of France Telecom, announced that it is rolling out a new service tha...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Trike
Here are some recent posts from TechCrunch Gadgets: Toy Fair 2012: Locomotion Kickstarter: A Bike Headlight To End All Bike Headlights Kikbo: Like A Hacky Sack With Feathers Utter Robustifies Voice Co...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Opera Snaps Up Mobile Theory, 4th Screen For $26M In Mobile Ad Push
Mobile browser company Opera today announced that it has acquired the mobile ad networks Mobile Theory and 4th Screen Advertising. The move is not just another sign of the ongoing consolidation in tha...
08:07 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Launches Verified Accounts and Pseudonyms
Facebook, a service built on real names and real identities, will tomorrow start allowing prominent public figures to verify their accounts and display a preferred pseudonym instead of their birth nam...
07:58 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Talking Points From Teslas Fourth-Quarter Earnings Statement
Things are going smoothly for Tesla. Their big Model X debut was a success, their cars are pre-ordered to capacity, and new business opportunities are presenting themselves. They're still posting a ne...
05:41 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter: A Bike Headlight To End All Bike Headlights
Last year I locked up my bike over on Pike street for an evening out with my friends. When I came back a few hours later, both my headlight and taillight had been stolen. What a crackhead was going to...
05:24 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Utter Robustifies Voice Control In Android, Adds App Support
Android was doing voice recognition for a long time before Siri came around, but the truth is Apple's implementation of voice commands made Google's look limited and out of date. And that hasn't chang...
04:30 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Survey: A Quarter Of All Doctors In Europe Use iPads Professionally
First, a word of caution: the Manhattan Research survey that yielded this data was performed online, so that's going to skew the results straight away. But even taking that into account, it's powerful...
04:08 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch The Address Book Fiasco: Another Reason For Apple To Get Its Social Platform Right
After a week of confused coverage around which mobile app developers access user address books and how they do it, we are finally getting a product-level resolution. Apple says today (in time to beat ...
04:02 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Flock The Vote: Twitters Plan To Change Democracy
What if political candidates could see the public's reaction to their debate answers in real-time while they're on stage? That's the future laid out today at Stanford University during the Future Of ...
04:02 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Flock The Vote: Twitter To Revolutionize Political Debates
What if political candidates could see the public's reaction to their debate answers in real-time while they're on stage? That's the future laid out today at Stanford University during the Future Of ...
04:02 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Flock The Vote: Twitter To Show Debate Candidates Real-Time Reactions
What if political candidates could see the public's reaction to their debate answers in real-time while they're on stage? That's the future laid out today at Stanford University during the Future Of ...
03:46 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch ReTargeter Aims To Make Display Ads Relevant Again (TCTV)
In 2009, Arjun Dev Arora left Yahoo to start ReTargeter In the interview above, he explains what retargeting is and why it matters. He also talks about building his company culture, the shift in how p...
03:09 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Play With Microsofts Lousy Old Mobile OS From Inside Their Great New One
Windows Phone is great. Really, if you're a phone geek and you haven't played with it before, you owe it yourself to give it a shot. Windows Mobile on the other hand... wasn't. It was arguably good en...
03:08 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch The Dangerous Research Works Act
This guest post was written by Richard Price, founder and CEO of Academia.edu, a site that serves as a platform for academics to share their research papers and to interact with each other. Note that ...
02:54 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Eyes On The BeAmazing! Geyser Car
Have you ever wanted to shoot a stream of liquid powerful enough to propel a small car 35 miles an hour for a hundred feet? You know you have. This is the BeAmazing Geyser Car and we got an eyes-on at...
02:50 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Proview Isnt To Blame For Pulled iPads: Amazon Is Not An Authorized Reseller, Even In China
It's cold comfort to folks in China who want to pick up an iPad on Amazon.cn, but some digging has led us to discover that Amazon was never an authorized iPad retailer and, as such, should have taken ...
02:27 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Valentines Day Procrastination Fuels Mobile Usage On Google
Not surprisingly, Valentine's Day spurred lots of last-minute Web searches and phone calls and the Google mobile ads team just published a blog post highlighting how much of that activity happened on...
02:25 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Kikbo: Like A Hacky Sack With Feathers
It's so rare that we get to share some of the most incredible inventions in the universe with you all, which is why I'm so excited about Kikbo, a small puck topped with feathers that lets you and your...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Toy Fair 2012: Locomotion
Yesterday I went to the 2012 Toy Fair, and to be honest I was really disappointed. I'm 23 years old, and I'd estimate that 90 percent of what I saw yesterday was a variation of a toy I played with as ...
01:56 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Puzzazz Brings Simple Handwriting Recognition To Kindle Touch
Seattle-area startup Puzzazz began as a creator of online, mobile, and e-book puzzles. But they've established a new core technology that might end up being a bigger draw than their Sudoku apps. They ...
01:41 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV Interview: Jim Gaffigan On His Upcoming Download-Only Comedy Special
If you're not familiar with Jim Gaffigan, you should be. He's one of the funniest comics standing and he's a kind, gentle soul with a mid-westerner's sensibility and a hilarious bit about Hot Pockets....
01:06 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Greenstart Tightens Focus, Goes After Sexy Cleantech Startups
Greenstart, the San Francisco-based startup accelerator dedicated to the cleantech industry - and more importantly, to making it "sexy" enough to attract investors - announced its second cadre of of c...
12:57 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Frank & Oak Helps Twentysomething Men Dress Themselves
A new site called Frank & Oak wants to take the headache out of clothes shopping for men between 20 and 35.The site is a new product from men's clothing company ModaSuite (a startup based in Canad...
12:11 am GMT - Thu, February 16, 2012
Techcrunch Ciscos Mood Message: Not Happy With MicrosoftSkype Deal; Appealing To EU
As one big tech merger gets approved by the EU, another might get kicked back into play. Today, Cisco launched an appeal against the purchase of Skype by Microsoft, a deal that was originally uncondit...
11:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Bram Cohen: Has BitTorrent Killed The Music Industry? (TCTV)
I've been waiting for this one. Bram Cohen is the Chief Scientist and co-founder of the P2P file sharing service BitTorrent. And he may also be one of the guys most responsible for the decline in the ...
11:11 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T, Stop Blaming Your Horrible Network And Leave Your Best Customers Alone
Once upon a time wireless carriers offered unlimited data plans. Consumers signed the contracts, got their iPhone or Droids and went on to enjoy the smartphone revolution. Along the way streaming vide...
11:03 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Lures Advertisers With Educational FastTrack and Start To Success
Interest targeting? Sponsored Stories? Advertisers need a whole new skill set to succeed in social, and Facebook must dispense this education to keep revenue growing. To smooth the learning curve, Fac...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Indias Times Internet Launches Tablet App With Genwi
PJ Gurumohan, CEO of tablet publishing startup Genwi, likes to talk about creating unique experiences tablet, rather than just porting over an existing website. A good example of what he has in mind: ...
10:43 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Communication is the Most Important Medical Instrument
"A good scalpel makes a better surgeon. Good communication makes a better doctor. The future of medicine in the U.S. is clear. The days of the "do more, bill more" model of reimbursement are numbered ...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Ramps Up Private Cloud Infrastructure zCloud; Now Stores 1.4 Petabytes Of Data
As mentioned in yesterday's earnings call, Zynga revealed that the company's zCloud, its private cloud infrastructure has been scaling significantly in the past year. At the start of 2011, only 20% of...
10:14 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Onswipe Now Recommends Partner Content Throughout Its Network
Tablet publishing platform Onswipe is launching its content recommendation throughout its network of publishers today -- introducing a Outbrain like feature where readers are given choices of articles...
10:08 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Outlines Further Ice Cream Sandwich Update Plans
Motorola has already confirmed that the Xooms, Droid Bionic, Razr, Razr Maxx and the Droid 4 will get a hefty helping of Ice Cream Sandwich this year, but the company has added a few more devices to i...
09:47 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch With Localmind 2.0, Its About Expert Local Answers, Not Just Immediate Ones
Following five months of work, location-based Q&A platform Localmind is launching its biggest release today since its original debut with the arrival of Localmind 2.0. The newly revamped platform ...
09:33 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Cowbird Is A Community For Amazing Storytellers, And Another Reason To Love The Internet
Not yet familiar with digital storytelling platform Cowbird, despite recent glowing coverage from the likes of Wired and The Washington Post? Well, if you like reading, seeing or listening to a good s...
09:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Evidence Of A Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Sprouts Up All Over The Place
Remember when that Samsung product marketing manager Ryan Bidan let slip a few details on the next-gen GalTab and/or Galaxy Note? He mentioned the inclusion of an S-Pen, 3D gestures (courtesy of a fro...
09:04 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Buck (Formerly Billing Revolution) Launches Single-Click Mobile Payments Service, Adds New Partners
Buck, the mobile payments company formerly known as Billing Revolution, is launching its new, single-click credit card checkout today, which allows shoppers to pay for goods or services without an acc...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Bring On The Web Apps: StackMob Launches Hosted HTML5 Service
You can't call StackMob a "backend service provider for mobile" anymore, because as of now, it's a full end-to-end solution. The cloud-based platform for mobile developers is today launching hosted HT...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch LocalResponse Debuts Pro Version Of Social Advertising Platform For Marketers
Local Response, a social advertising platform that allows local businesses to respond to the "check-in" with marketing campaigns, is launching a pro version of its analytics and action platform for ma...
08:22 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch SanDisk Acquires FlashSoft To Expand Enterprise Lineup
Flash memory maker and storage system technologies provider SanDisk announced today that it has acquired FlashSoft, a company focused on caching software products. Going forward, SanDisk will sell Fla...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch MTV Takes The Beta Label Off Its Music Meter App For Finding New Artists
MTV is unveiling an update to its Music Meter mobile app today. This is version 2.0, and also the first version to abandon the "beta testing" label, suggesting that MTV has worked out any early kinks ...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Yanks The iPad Off Of Amazons Chinese Shelves, But Why?
If for some reason you were to mosey on over to Amazon's Chinese website and perform a search for the iPad, you know what you'd find? No iPad. Now, you might think to yourself, "Wow, Proview pulled it...
07:29 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch BabyNotify: You Know, For Notifying People When Your Baby Comes
Has this happened to you? You're trapped on a pirate ship with your pregnant wife and Bluebeard the Pirate wants you to walk the plank but after your wife has given birth to the baby boy that he will ...
07:17 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon: Offering Deals With No Time Limits?
When Groupon was gearing up for its IPO last year, there was a lot of talk about whether the company would be able to sustain its business on a diet that mainly consisted of daily deals. Today, a litt...
07:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Vox, Meet Big Box: Kobo eReader To Hit Best Buy Stores
You'd be forgiven if you haven't heard of Kobo's Android-powered Vox eReader before -- it has a tendency to get glossed over in favor of bigger names like the Kindle or the Nook. Kobo's hoping to reme...
07:07 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Bleacher Report Announces YouTube Lineup
Popular sports startup Bleacher Report was announced as of YouTube's new content partners late last year. Now it's actually ready to debut its new channel and announce the initial slate of shows.Bleac...
06:49 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Sell Simp.ly Rebrands As Chirpify; Launches New Twitter Commerce Platform For Brands
We first covered Sell Simp.ly in November last year, as it looked to capitalize on the increasing interest in social media as not only a place to advertise and build an online presence for brands, but...
06:33 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Apps Uploading Address Books Is A Privacy Side-Show Compared To DPI
While the hand-wringing over the future of journalism, blogging, the nature of conflicts of interest, yada yada, has been deeply interesting (alongside the personal attacks - we all like a good public...
06:24 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Video Plays On Tablets, Mobile Devices And Connected TVs Nearly Doubled in Q4
From Redbox and Verizon teaming up to take on Netflix to Connected TV and Netflixs premier of Lillyhammer, offering consumers video content where and when they want it is no longer just a second thoug...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Debuts First Licensed Game, Partners With Slingo For Bingo-Meets-Slots Facebook Title
After announcing a licensing deal with Hasbro last week, Zynga is debuting another licensing agreement. The social gaming giant is teaming up with game developer Slingo to license casual game Slingo; ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch UPS Partners With And Backs Online Merchant Lender Kabbage; Will Provide Data For Underwriting
Kabbage, which provides working capital to online merchants, is announcing a big deal today. The Atlanta-based startup is debuting a partnership with shipping giant UPS where for the first time ever, ...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Filetrek Raises $10 Million For Cloud-Based File Sharing Platform
FileTrek, a new cloud storage and file-sharing platform launching today, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Anthem Venture Partners, Telesystem, and Ontario Emerging Technologies Funds....
05:35 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Writing Marketplace Scripted.com Gains An Extra $150K, Two New Advisors
Scripted.com, a marketplace for freelance writers, has secured another $150,000 in seed funding on top of the $700,000 it raised back in late November 2011. The new seed financing round was led by for...
05:03 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Top Online Auctioneer Saffronart Launches First-Ever Sale Of Western Art In India
As the art world and the market for fine art and collectible items have becoming increasingly international, one would think digital platforms and technology would help speed their growth, open up new...
01:55 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Gartner: Apples iPhone Stole The Smartphone Show In Q4
Weve seen handset makers like HTC, LG and Nokia all warning of declines in smartphone sales. But if there is a slowdown affecting some, its not because people are not buying smartphones; its because t...
01:55 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Gartner: Apples iPhone Stole The Smartphone Show In Q4, 2011
Weve seen handset makers like HTC, LG and Nokia all warning of declines in smartphone sales. But if there is a slowdown affecting some, its not because people are not buying smartphones; its because t...
01:49 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch After Raising $100 Million, Russias Amazon (OZON) Acquires Russias Zappos (Sapato)
OZON, often dubbed the 'Amazon of Russia', has acquired 100% of Sapato.ru, often dubbed the 'Zappos of Russia'. I hope I don't really need to remind you that Amazon acquired Zappos back in 2009.The ac...
12:51 pm GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Goodbye Robin (And Greg)
Here's why I love TC; because I'm going to just post this a little before midnight, and I dare someone to take it down while I sleep.I. triple. dog. dare. you. :PAnyways today we hired a bunch of peop...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Jonathan Schwartz Launches CareZone, A Simple Caregiving Site With Big Plans
The problem that former Sun Microsystems chief executive Jonathan Schwartz is trying to fix with his new startup is clear enough.More and more people are having to care for older relatives or children...
08:58 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Clear: Why This Simple To Do List App Has Everyone Talking
Clear, the heavily-anticipated touch-based to-do list app,is launching in the iTunes App Store tonight. And by heavily anticipated, I mean this app was getting tech blog coverage based on demos, previ...
08:55 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Dear Apple, Address Book-Gate Is Sort Of Your Fault
What a week! In the past seven days I've watched the fact that an iOS app was uploading your Address Book tear our industry a new one. Path's "Find your Friends" feature has now ripped apart friendshi...
07:54 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch If Investors Want More Voting Rights, They Should Have Invented Facebook
Guess who knows what's best for the future of Facebook? It's certainly not public investors looking to cash in on "social" 8 years after Facebook started. That's why those same investors should actual...
05:58 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Media Armor Grabs $1.5M To Help Your Company Measure The Impact Of Its Mobile Ad Dollars
In 2010, former Dotomi and Jumptap employees Eric Brown and Elizabeth Zalman founded Media Armor under the belief that mobile advertising was not yet living up to the hype. Advertisers were coming to ...
04:48 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Strikes Back In Jailbreak-Siri Arms Race
When Siri was announced strictly for the iPhone 4S, the mod community likely took that as a challenge. Before long, the service had been hacked and shortly thereafter ported to a number of potentially...
04:30 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Bob Weir: Why MP3 Music Is An Assault On Your Nervous System (TCTV)
Most of us know the guitarist and singer-songwriter Bob Weir as a founding member of the Grateful Dead. But Weir is also the founder of Tamalpais Research Institute (TRI), a state-of-the-art performan...
04:14 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Geek Love: Send Your Valentine A Heart Equation With Desmos (Now In HTML5!)
But, more importantly, it's Valentine's Day, and in the spirit of love, affection, and all things heart-shaped, Desmos (at abettercalculator.com) is offering a special V Day gift for all those geeky l...
03:59 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Diller Explains How Tiny TV Antennas Will Change Everything (Video)
Earlier today, Barry Diller introduced Aereo, a company backed by IAC, at a press conference in New York City. Aereo streams broadcast TV to your browser and provides a DVR in the cloud by miniaturizi...
03:19 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Mobile Grew Five-Fold To More Than 15 Million Daily Users In 2011
As we mentioned in our coverage of Zynga's fourth quarter earnings, mobile has been one of the fast-growing parts of Zynga's business. On the company's earnings call, CEO and founder Marc Pincus revea...
03:09 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon Tempts Employees With Limited Edition Droid RAZRs
A life spent caught up in the drudgery of retail is usually pretty free of frills, but Verizon Wireless employees may soon be getting a shot at some swanky hardware if some newly-leaked images hold tr...
03:03 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Lab42 Taps Social Networks For Market Research, Raises (Almost) $1M
Lab42, a startup that helps agencies and other businesses conduct market research, says it has raised "just under" $1 million in funding.President Gauri Sharma pitches Lab42's services (which involve ...
02:54 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix To Announce Second Original Series, Orange Is The New Black
Following this month's debut ofLilyhammer, Netflix's first scripted series, word is that the company is now preparing to launch a second original show. The company has ordered 13 episodes ofOrange is ...
02:53 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Zyngas 2012 Outlook: Traffic, Paying Users, Bookings Are Headed Up
Zynga's first earnings release today makes the social game developer's business look notably stronger than it did when the company went public in December. Traffic, its paying user base, and its proje...
02:32 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Tim Cook: Sales In China Were $13B Last Year
Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage today at the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference in San Francisco to talk about Apple's unbelievable first quarter, as well as the company's outlook go...
02:17 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Made $22 Billion In Revenue On Developing World In 2011, Just $1.4B in 2007
CEO Tim Cook described Apple's conquest of emerging markets today at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference. He said "In 2007, and we didn't launch the iPhone outside the U.S. until 2008...
02:09 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Q4 Revenue Up 59 Percent To $311.2M, Bookings Reach Record Levels
Social gaming giant Zynga just released its fourth quarter earnings, the company's first earnings release as a public company. Analysts expected earnings of $0.03 per share on revenue of $302 million....
02:01 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch In Startups And Life, You Need Plan A, B, And Z
An entrepreneur receives lots of contradictory advice from really smart, experienced people. For example, youve probably been told to be both persistent and flexible; to have a clear vision you pursue...
01:50 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Draw Your Way To Salvation In The Kinect-Powered Doodle Defense Game
I've played through my share of tower defense games in my day -- and have gotten hopelessly addicted to a few of them -- but none really approach Andy Wallace's Doodle Defense when it comes to executi...
01:40 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Indias IT Minister Prevaricates On Social Censorship Policy
India's Information Technology Minister, Kapil Sibal, has gone on the record to say that "once and for all, without any obfuscation, no government in India will ever censor social media." This must co...
01:25 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Shoutlet Fires Off New Trigger-Based Social Marketing Platform
Here's why social media marketing is broken:my company wants to launch a contest on our Facebook app and website and post about to all our fans and followers, post when we hit 1000 entries, and post a...
01:01 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch OptimalKeyword Chooses All The Right Words For Your Social Advertising Campaign
Startup XA.net has been offering its technology to Facebook advertisers for several years, but this week, with the launch of optimalKeyWord, it's trying to reach new customers who need help finding th...
12:58 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch The Number Of Mobile Devices Will Exceed Worlds Population By 2012 (& Other Shocking Figures)
Despite its long and boring name,Cisco's "Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update" is one of the more fascinating data-filled reports you'll read this year. The report...
12:57 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Keep Your Eyes Wide (Hello From Ingrid)
I'm Ingrid, and from Tuesday I'll be writing for TechCrunch out of London.I'm actually from Monterey, California, but today I live nowhere near that part of the world. I think this can only be a good ...
12:28 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Ingrid Lunden Now Writes For Us From London And Colleen Taylor Will Be Our TCTV Reporter
Silicon Valley thrives on change. At TechCrunch, we chronicle change, honor it, and, lately, we've been living it. As we rebuild TechCrunch, it's the talent of our writers that sets us apart. We are a...
12:12 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Investors See New Traffic, Hope For New Revenue Ahead Of Zyngas First Earnings
Three months after going public, Zynga is having its first quarterly earnings call this afternoon, and expectations are high.Public investors had given the social gaming developer a cool reception the...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, February 15, 2012
Techcrunch Going After Parents, Pet Owners, Foodies & More, Fab.com Launches Weekly Shops
Design-focused startupFab.com is launching a new type of shopping experience today with the debut of what it's calling "Weekly Speciality Shops." These new stores will be targeted across five of Fab.c...
11:49 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch iTV Might Be Awesome, But Its Not What We Really Want
Apple's iTV is reportedly in the labs of Canadian cable service providers Rogers Communications and Bell Canada right now. This is exciting news (it is real!), but its a bummer for those of us who wer...
11:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Im Already Bored With The iPad 3
The iPad 3 is coming next month. Or so says the endless rumors. These rumors also state the next iPad will have higher resolution screen and high-speed data connection. But I couldn't care less. The i...
11:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch AT&Ts Wireless Data Traffic Doubles Every Year, But Throttling Is Not The Solution
AT&T Senior Executive VP John Donovan took to the company's Innovation Space blog to talk wireless data, and the statistics he brings to the table are nothing if not impressive. Among other tidbit...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Content Wars Could Meltwater-Versus-AP And UK Papers Spill Over?
You'll recall the battles between the RIAA and the technology industry over music licensing. Well something similar as been going on regarding how newspaper content is licensed to commercial clippings...
10:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Sony To Offer NFC Authenticated Power Outlets
Sony is working on a new technology that authenticates devices via the power outlet, allowing for a few interesting applications. The system, based on the Japanese Felica standard, would allow authent...
10:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch 500 Startups Alum LaunchBit Launches Its Email Ad Network
Advertising in email newsletters is an old idea, but the founders of LaunchBit, a startup that's leaving closed beta testing today, say things haven't changed since the '90s.The biggest problem? When ...
09:47 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Barry Diller Wants To Transform Television With Aereo, A DVR In The Cloud
Barry Diller always enjoys riling the media industry from which he sprang. A few minutes ago at a press conference at IAC headquarters in New York City, Diller introduced a new startup IAC is backing ...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Lover.ly Raises $500K To Be An Online, Visual Inspiration Engine For Weddings
Lover.ly, an inspiration engine and Pinterest-like startup for weddings, has raised $500,000 from Joanne Wilson, Michael Edwards, Michael Yavonditte, Charles Smith, Anu Duggal, Jordan Levy, and Rick W...
09:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Walnuts Launches Its Facebook Scrapbook Maker Just In Time For V-Day
Oh crap, it's Valentine's Day. Did you just remember, too, courtesy of that clever Google Doodle? The blogosphere will be filled today with last-minute gift ideas and other such ephemera related to th...
09:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy Note Review: Initial Impressions (Video)
Even if it isn't my favorite new device, I'm glad to see the Galaxy Note bring something totally different to the mobile table. At first glance you'd think it was a tablet, especially when you set it ...
09:10 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch An Answer To Apple: Inkling Creates First Industrial Publishing Platform For Interactive eBooks
Inkling Co-founder and CEO Matthew MacInnis tells us that, two years ago, the team set out to build a publishing platform that would redefine digital media, starting with the reinvention of the textbo...
09:10 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch An Answer To Apple: Inkling Creates First Industrial-Grade Publishing Platform For Interactive eBooks
Inkling Co-founder and CEO Matthew MacInnis tells us that, two years ago, the team set out to build a publishing platform that would redefine digital media, starting with the reinvention of the textbo...
09:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Delivery App Postmates Offers A Last-Minute Valentines Gift
Yes, there are going to be a lot of startups trying to capitalize on Valentine's Day. Postmates, however, has the advantage of doing something cool something that involves free chocolate.When the app...
08:11 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch No Name, No Email, No Problem: nFluence Media Raises $3M For Anonymous Deal-Targeting Tech
Seattle and London-based nFluence Media emerged from two years of stealth mode to announce it has raised $3 million for a deal-targeting technology whose first application will be a daily deal aggrega...
07:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Meanwhile In Europe (Runtastic, TechCrunch Baltics, SecretSales, Cabify, Soup.me)
Heres a roundup of recent stories on TechCrunch Europe:--- On-demand car service startup Cabify - which I likened to the 'Uber of Europe' - is starting to gain momentum in its hometown (Madrid, Spain)...
07:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Motorolas First Ice Cream Sandwich Handset Smiles For The Camera
Motorola's latest handsets have been pretty impressive. The Razr and Razr Maxx, in particular, are excellent handsets. But it would seem that the (almost) freshly acquired company has no intentions of...
07:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch WorldDesk Launches Dropbox-powered Way To Access Your Desktop
It would appear Dropbox is building a pretty wide ecosystem around its service and the latest today is an integration with WorldDesk. Who are they? Well they provide desktop virtualisation software, a...
07:34 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon To Open 1 Million-Square-Foot, $90 Million Fulfillment Center In Delaware
Amazon is opening a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Middletown, Delaware, which is the e-commerce giant's second facility in the state. Amazon says that the new center will create 850 full...
06:49 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Nimble 2.0 Looks To Give SMBs A CRM Platform That Actually Does Social Right
There are few aspects of growing a business that are easy. But when you think about the big picture, one of the most significant challenges -- besides hiring attractive, productive interns -- is custo...
06:48 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch New Photo Technology Lets You Get Rid Of The People You Dont Love
No, silly, this isn't about murder - it's a program to remove people from a photo! Scalado has created a photo-taking system that allows you to selectively remove people in a photo. How does it work? ...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Need a Job? Learn Linux
The Linux Foundation today posted their first ever Linux Jobs Report, created in conjunction with tech job site Dice.com. The report examines the current demand for Linux talent, and identifies a few ...
04:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch ComScore Posts $3.3 Million Q4 Loss Hit Hard By Nielsen Patent War
Digital audience measurement company comScore this morning reported its earnings for Q4 and full year 2011. Last quarter, comScore says it achieved record revenue of $62.6 million, a 22 percent increa...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Jacket
ThinkGeeks 8-Bitty Gamepad Promises Fun Times And Blistered Thumbs ScottEVest Releases The Transforming Transformer Jacket Motorola Droid 4 Review: Head-To-Head With The Droid 3 And iPhone 4S False Al...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Pearltrees Raises $6.7M For Its Collaborative Interest Graph
Pearltrees, a company offering a novel interface for sharing and finding content, has raised 5 million euros ($6.7 million US) in new funding.The basic unit of the Pearltrees service is the pearl, whi...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch How Google Created Its Epic(-ish) Valentines Day Doodle
For Valentine's Day, Google has created one of its most ambitious Doodle's yet when you click on the Google logo today, you get to watch a one-minute animation showing the highs and lows of young lov...
09:59 am GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Online Payments Startup WePay Grows Revenue By Ten-Fold In 2011; Will Launch Mobile Apps This Year
Online payments platform and PayPal competitor WePay is announcing its growth data for 2011, and revealing details on the startup's product strategy for 2012. In case you aren't familiar, WePay is a Y...
09:45 am GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch After Zynga Settlement, Layoffs Hit Brazilian Social Gaming Company Vostu
Brazilian social gaming giant Vostu is laying off an undisclosed number of employees, we've learned. Vostu, which has raised $46 million from Intel Capital, Accel Partners, General Catalyst, and Tiger...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch BitTorrent Live: Cheap, Real-Time P2P Video Streaming That Will Kill TV
Television is going the way of the dinosaur, and the deadly comet is called BitTorrent Live. Today, Bram Cohen, the author of the BitTorrent peer-to-peer sharing protocol, demoed his latest creation a...
04:51 am GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Not Worried About Apples TV: TVs are ultimately about picture quality
In what may, in a couple years, be remembered as a telltale remark of overconfidence, Samsung's AV product manager said today in an interview "TVs are ultimately about picture quality. Ultimately. How...
04:13 am GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Drum Roll, Please. Apples Stock Closes Above $500
Shares of Apple (AAPL) closed above $500 today for the first time, ending the day at $502.60. Apple, the world's most valuable company, now boasts a market capitalization of almost $470 billion. That ...
03:19 am GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Google-Motorola Deal Approved By U.S. Department Of Justice
Just hours after the European Commission announced their approval of Google's $12.5 billion Motorola purchase, the United States Department of Justice has announced that they too have given the deal t...
03:02 am GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola, You Screwed Up. The Droid 4 Alienates (And Pisses Off) Your Core Demographic.
Droid 4 reviews are popping up everywhere. We're doing ours a little different. Instead of posting a "review" after spending just 24 hours with the phone like other sites, we're living with it for a w...
02:28 am GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Reddit, Police Thyself
Tools cannot judge of their own use. The hammer does not rebel at striking pavement, the brush recoil at distasteful composition. This is true of the internet and its tools as well. What is bittorren...
02:15 am GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Pressly Goes DIY: Will Turn Tumblr, WordPress & Twitter Into Touch-Friendly Websites
Followingits November debut, HTML5 publishing platform (andTechCrunch Disruptfinalist)Pressly,is preparing to launch its self-serve platform for bloggers. Planned to go live this spring, the platform ...
01:59 am GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch In-App Birdchases: Play Angry Birds On Facebook For Free, But Pay To Win
Angry Birds has just launched on Facebook, and developer Rovio is trying out a different business model that flocks together with other freemium games on the social network. Rather than make you pay $...
01:43 am GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch ScottEVest Releases The Transforming Transformer Jacket
How often has this happened to you: you're trapped in a Wampa cave on Hoth and your sleeve is trapped under a fallen icicle and you can't reach your light saber. The only way out is to pull your sleev...
01:23 am GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch A Month In, Facebook Timeline Brings New Growth For MySpace, Yahoo News, Pinterest, And Others
Having rolled out Timeline at the end of last year, Facebook followed up in mid January by letting third-party apps integrate with the reverse-chronological scrapbooking feature. Apps like Pinterest, ...
01:19 am GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Address BookMuch Heat, Little Light
The controversy that began last week with mobile startup Path being exposed for downloading users address books from their mobile device exploded over the weekend.Nick Bilton at the New York Timesopin...
12:21 am GMT - Tue, February 14, 2012
Techcrunch European Commission OKs Google-Motorola Deal, But Will Remain Vigilant
While Google waits for the United States Department of Justice to sign off on their proposal to merge with handset maker Motorola Mobility, the European Commission has officially given the deal their ...
11:55 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Identified Hits 1.5M Active Users, 202M Profiles, But Can It Beat BranchOut (Or LinkedIn)?
The professional networking space has been heating up over the last few years, with a number of players vying for control of our digital resumes, job and employment searches, and career buildings. For...
11:27 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Vertical Media: Glams Big Hairy Arsed Idea (TCTV)
Founded just seven and a half years ago, Glam Media is one of Silicon Valley's few media success stories. Beginning in the women's interest vertical and expanding to entertainment, health and wellness...
11:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch ThinkGeeks 8-Bitty Gamepad Promises Fun Times And Blistered Thumbs
The folks at ThinkGeek, bless their souls, have a knack for taking off-the-wall ideas and turning them into real products. After their tablet-friendly arcade cabinet made the leap from joke to reality...
10:49 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Libsyn Offers MyLibsyn, A Cross-Platform Premium Content Repository For Podcasters
As everyone and their dog moves to online production, podcasters have long hunted for a way to monetize their goods. Apps are available that let you sell podcasts for a set price, but what about aggre...
10:35 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Majority Of Google TV App Install Base From Pre-Loads
New data from app search firm Xyologic released this morning paints a picture of the relative success (or lack thereof) of the Google TV platform. By examining the install base for the apps exclusive ...
10:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Top Domains: ViSalus Dishes Out $825K To Buy Challenge.com & Vi.com
Domain names are important, and some might even say that a premium, memorable domain name is priceless. Wherever you fall, tough to argue against businesses moving to scoop up short, descriptive domai...
09:33 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Apps Backup Service Spanning Gets Sexy: Launches All-New Look & Admin Dashboard
Austin-based cloud apps startupSpanning, which provides a backup service for Google Apps, just launched a new version of its service (Spanning 3.0) which includes a feature I.T. admins are sure to lov...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Behind New Funding, Matchbook Wants To Turn Bookmarking Into Action With Intent-Based Deals
Matchbook was founded under the simple belief that mobile technology can make people's lives easier -- not just in the interest of early adopters and tech enthusiasts -- but for moms and grandmothers,...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch CruiseWise Launches A Dedicated Travel Site For Booking Cruises
CruiseWise, a new online travel agency dedicated to booking cruises, is opening its doors today. The startup aims to simplify the online cruise booking process, bringing it up to par with what you fin...
08:53 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Droid 4 Review: Head-To-Head With The Droid 3 And iPhone 4s
As you'll notice quite quickly from this infographic, we're pinning the Droid 4 against its predecessor, the Droid 3, along with the iPhone 4S. For anyone who isn't a die-hard Android fan, the iPhone ...
08:44 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Resets India Store User Passwords Following Attack, Says Credit Card Info Not Affected
Following the attack on Microsoft's online store in India, in which a team of (purportedly) Chinese hackers defaced the site and stole user credentials, the company is now alerting users via email tha...
08:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Samsungs First Android 4.0 Tablet: The 7-Inch Galaxy Tab 2
Samsung is no slouch when it comes to producing smaller tablets -- their first foray into the Android tab market was the 7-inch Galaxy Tab, and they recently revisited that form factor with the Galaxy...
08:08 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Finam Puts $10M In Mobile Messaging Application IM+
SHAPE Services, the company behind the cross-platform IM+ messaging applications has raised $10 million from Russian investment firm Finam.IM+ unites all communication needs under a single i...
07:46 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Blinkx Replaces Truveo To Power AOL Video Search
British video search company Blinkx saw its stock spike this morning, following an announcement that it will power AOL's video search. AOL is one of the largest video destinations on the Web, with abo...
07:38 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch False Alarm: Why The AppleFoxconn Debacle Clouds The Real Manufacturing Mess
I was walking home last week and the entire street - and some of the sidewalk - was blocked by large fire trucks and a gaggle of firemen in full regalia. The ladder truck was already planted firmly on...
07:04 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Droid 4 Review: Head-To-Head
As you'll notice quite quickly from this infographic, we're pinning the Droid 4 against its predecessor, the Droid 3, along with the iPhone 4S. For anyone who isn't a die-hard Android fan, the iPhone ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Birchbox For Childrens Clothes Wittlebee Wants To Automate Your Kids Wardrobe
Because I am going to be an awesome Mom, I will totally keep my ears open to the best possible options for my kids, because I've totally set my sights on that, focusing on family instead of career and...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Science-Backed Birchbox For Childrens Clothes Wittlebee Wants To Automate Your Kids Wardrobe
Because I am going to be an awesome Mom, I will totally keep my ears open to the best possible options for my kids, because I've totally set my sights on that, focusing on family instead of career and...
06:47 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Beats Out Google, Amazon For Highest Corporate Reputation Score
Apple took the top spot from Google for the highest corporate reputation score, according to the 2012 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient, a survey which measures corporate reputation for brands and compa...
06:40 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Report: LinkedIn Leads In Social Job Recruiting Followed By Twitter And Facebook
Bullhorn, which develops a recruitment software and applicant tracking system, is releasing a new Social Recruiting Activity Report, which examines the usage of social media in executive and job recru...
06:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Pops Raises $1.5M From Mangrove To Sexify Mobile Notifications
Pops, maker of an application that adds another dimension to the mobile notifications people receive on their Android smartphones, has raised $1.5 million from Mangrove Capital Partners, who were earl...
04:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Perfect For A Lonely Valentines Day: Behold The Pinterest Porn Clones (NSFW)
I was debating with myself whether this should be a post or not, and then decided I should just ask out loud on Twitter if it was a good idea or not. Because three people immediately told me that it w...
03:12 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch StopTheHacker Helps Website Owners Combat Malware, Raises $1.1 Million
StopTheHacker, an aptly named provider of SaaS-based website security services, has secured $1.1 million in first-round funding from public and private investors, including Runa Capital and former Blu...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Marin Software Raises $30M, Aims (Eventually) For IPO
Marin Software, a company that helps advertisers manage large online ad campaigns, has raised $30 million in a new round of funding.Founded in 2006, Marin initially offered tools to manage search adve...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Gadgets Week in Review: Show Floor
Here are some stories from the past week on TechCrunch Gadgets: Tesla Unveils The Model X, An Electric CUV With Futuristic Gullwing-like Doors Microsoft Explains Windows On ARM, The Latest Addition To...
01:50 pm GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Vibergrowth: 50 Million Users, 150 Million Calls And Nearly A Billion Text Messages Per Month
Viber, the smartphone app that lets people call and text other users free of charge, has recently surpassed 50 million registered users.Yes, but how many of them are active users, you ask? Well, the I...
10:42 am GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Were So So Sorry: An Apology Form Letter For Startups
Sometimes it really does seem like we live in the Wild West of the digital age, the rules of the Internet get made up as we go along. Due to the newness, it seems like there's a scandal per week in te...
10:25 am GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: The Nokia Lumia 800 Flagship Windows Phone
Two weeks ago at the Crunchies, Dan'l Lewin, Microsoft's top executive in Silicon Valley, came up to me and handed me a Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone. It was out of the box, fully charged, and ready t...
09:06 am GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google TV Gets A New YouTube App
Last month, Google began showing the new versions of Google TV at CES, giving the press a taste of what was in store. One particular panel discussing Google TV's new capabilities led Rupert Murdoch to...
07:40 am GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Testing Begins In LA & Toronto; Edward Norton Gets Beaten Out For LAs Rider 0 Title
Uber, that pesky on-demand car service that lets you request a ride at any time using SMS or the company's iPhone and Android apps, has seen its fair share of struggles in providing a disruptive alter...
06:45 am GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator Alum DoubleRecall Nabs $1.6 Million To Give Brands An Alternative To Paywalls
Back in August, Y Combinator held its summer session demo day, introducing the world to 60 new companies in one of its strongest batches to date. One of these companies, DoubleRecall launched as a pla...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch No Longer An Awkward Teenager? Gamification Grows Up
Over the last year, you may have noticed that a once-niche trend not only crept into the mainstream, but is starting to really make a big splash. Gamification has become one of the hottest buzz words ...
04:20 am GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Maxroam Launches An MVNO With Vodafone In The UK
While startups across the world are doing their best to disrupt mobile networks with clever voice call apps, like Viber, there remains the basic issues of actual voice and data access which still requ...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Five Ways That Mobile Apps Can Save Your Valentines Day
Its that time of the year again and if you havent started thinking about what to get that special someone in your life, better start thinking fast, or Cupids arrow might just speed right past you. Luc...
01:26 am GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Five Ways Brands Can Leverage Pinterest Now
Pinterest is hot. White hot. The 2011 Crunchie award winner for Best New Startup has been on a roll lately, hitting almost 12 million monthly unique visitors and crossing the 10 million milestone fast...
12:10 am GMT - Mon, February 13, 2012
Techcrunch Why VCs Are Getting Into PR
More than ever before, venture capitalists are digging in. To stay competitive and top-of-mind, VCs are no longer loaning their advice and their capital, but actual core services that portfolio compan...
09:14 pm GMT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Techcrunch The Only Reason Companies Delete Emails Is To Destroy Evidence
The News Corp. phone-hacking scandal continues to spiral out of control, sweeping up more and more of the companies employees and executives. In the UK, 8 peoplewere arrested, including five News Corp...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed SendHub Lets Businesses Text Their Customers, And Teachers Text For Free
Y Combinator and Start Fund-backed startup SendHub, which offers a simple SMS solution for businesses, is killing it...and it never "officially" launched. Instead, the company soft-launched a couple o...
08:36 am GMT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Techcrunch Minority-Focused NewME Accelerator Announces Second Class of Startups
NewME Accelerator, the incubator launched last year to support minority entrepreneurs, just announced its latest group of startups.In her blog post about the new class (NewME's second), founder and CE...
05:52 am GMT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Techcrunch Should Mark Zuckerberg Think Twice About Establishing A Dynasty?
Congratulations Facebook! You have made history and changed the world. So, here are some thoughts from one of your biggest fans. Like the rest of the planet, I love Facebook and use it every day. So, ...
04:26 am GMT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Techcrunch Agencies Show Their Age On Mobile
Mobile strategy is about more than just phones. Mobile platforms and engagement strategies in our digitally enabled world need to support all marketing initiatives, both offline and online, and be tru...
03:24 am GMT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Techcrunch Big Cuts at Airy Labs, Ex-Employees Blame Management
Airy Labs, an educational gaming startup backed by Google Ventures and others, has cut the vast majority of its 20-person staff, leaving only a skeleton crew to keep the company going.That's what I've...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Techcrunch Four Mistakes Publishers Make When Bringing Content to Tablets
Many revolutions have been televised, but the publishing revolution has already become digitized, and now, mobilized.Theres no doubt that the second half of 2011 was a difficult period for newspaper a...
01:25 am GMT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Techcrunch Where The Ladies At? Pinterest. 2 Million Daily Facebook Users, 97% Of Fans Are Women
OMG. Pinterest now has over 10.4 million registered users, 9 million monthly Facebook-connected users, and 2 million daily Facebook users, according toInside Network'sAppDatatracking service.With gorg...
12:29 am GMT - Sun, February 12, 2012
Techcrunch Moshi Monster Madness (In Which I Get A Snookums Tattoo)
It's February, which means Toy Fair in New York City. Every year, Mind Candy CEO Michael Acton Smith comes to town to peddle his little monsters. Those would be Moshi Monsters, one of the largest soci...
11:11 pm GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch Is Facebook Finally Going To Do Something Interesting?
I can think of few subjects less interesting than Facebook's forthcoming IPO. There, I said it.I honestly don't get what the big deal is. So a few thousand people will finally liquidize their locked-u...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 02.10.12 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor took a leisurely stroll on a late winter Friday afternoon. The subjects: Path and the Address Book, SuperBowl dynamics,...
09:29 pm GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Call Me a Douchebag
I was once backstage at a news show. Six people were on a box in the screen screaming at each other about the economy. The producer was laughing. He leaned over to me and said, the whole idea of this ...
08:37 pm GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Droid 4 Review: Initial Impressions (Video)
Before we chat out the Droid 4 there's a bit of other news we need to address right quick. As you'll surely notice, we're doing smartphone reviews a little differently now. That said, this video and m...
08:15 pm GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch Patience is a Virtue, for Losers
Patience is one of the seven virtues, the lesser-known cousins of the seven sins. And indeed, patience is a virtue or so goes the saying. But another saying states that fortune favors the bold. So wh...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Wings
Here are some recent posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: Tesla Unveils The Model X, An Electric CUV With Futuristic Gullwing-like Doors Android Hack Exposes Google Wallet PIN On Demand Review: Benarus Megalo...
12:59 pm GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Just Gave You One Less Reason To Use Camera+
Photosharing app Instagramwent through a subtle redesignthis afternoon and in addition to the brand new "Sierra" filter, Notifications improvements and a UI/UX refreshwhere the feed, popular, share an...
07:31 am GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Marketing Master Padma Rao Joins Foundation Capital As An Entrepreneur In Residence
Padma Rao's analytical marketing skills have made a big impact at more than one company in the Bay Area, and now she's bringing a decade of experiences to her new role as an entrepreneur in residence ...
06:56 am GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch Busta Rhymes Waxes Enthusiastic On Google Music
When Google Music launched a couple months ago, there was some criticism regarding how the service was promoted. What many saw as just another music locker and streaming service (albeit a perfectly go...
06:16 am GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch Whale Hunting: Facebook Hooks 1st-Time Buyers With $5 Of Game Credits For $1
Only about 5% Facebook gamers pay to play freemium games. If Facebook could up this percentage, it and its third-party app developers could make a lot more money. That's the idea behind a new promotio...
04:15 am GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarters Big Day: $1.6M Pledged In 24 Hours
They say when it rains, it pours. That's not usually a good thing, but when it's raining money, things are a little different. That was the case at Kickstarter yesterday, where they had their biggest ...
04:03 am GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch Look Out AT&T Customers, Your Upgrade Fee Doubles On Sunday
If youre an AT&T customer coming off of a contract and looking to snap up a new phone, you should get on that right now. According to an AT&T memo obtained by BGR, AT&T will be raising the...
02:38 am GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch New Hybrid Solar Cells Harness More Of The Suns Light Spectrum
Scientists at the University of Cambridge in the UK have found a way to improve the efficiency of photovoltaic cells by as much as 25% through harnessing more of the sun's spectrum than most tradition...
02:28 am GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch StartX Demo Day: A Direct Link Between Silicon Valley And Top Stanford Student Entrepreneurs
On the surface, the StartX Demo Day last night could have looked like any other accelerator pushing its latest class of startups. Nine groups got on stage and fired off presentations about how they we...
02:19 am GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch The Government Wants To Build An App Store For Real-Life Jack Bauers
The US Department of Defense Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit is look for a few good coders to help build apps and an entire app store for bomb technicians and soldiers involved in ordnance handling....
02:00 am GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 02.10.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Steve Gillmor, John Borthwick, and Kevin Marks. Recording at 1pm PT....
01:41 am GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch Air Force Could Buy Thousands Of iPads And Android Tablets
The Air Force's Air Mobility Command will be putting in a request for the purchase of a number of tablets soon in an effort to lighten their pilots' loads. Many commercial airlines are already taking ...
01:30 am GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch For And Against The iPad Mini
Rumors of a 7- to 7.85-inch iPad have been swirling around for a long while now. We've seen reports get killed moments after they initially break, only to be sneakily resurrected weeks or months later...
01:14 am GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch I Wanna Be On The StartupBusSo FreakinBad (Video)
Just a little candy to kick off your weekend:Looking to get its state on the StartupBus radar, a groupofLousiana's innovatorsmet with founder Elias Bizannes this week for theBaton Rouge Area Chambers ...
01:14 am GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch I Wanna Be On The StartupBusSo Freakin Bad (Video)
Just a little candy to kick off your weekend:Looking to get its state on the StartupBus radar, a groupofLousiana's innovatorsmet with founder Elias Bizannes this week for theBaton Rouge Area Chambers ...
12:54 am GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch VEVO CEO Tries To Explain Their Hypocritical Act Of Piracy At Sundance
Yesterday I reported on a bizarre incident I witnessed at Sundance last month: VEVO, the music portal owned by some of the biggest record labels in the US, had a pirated NFL playoff game playing on sc...
12:50 am GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch New Android App Lets You Flashback To The Arcades Of Yesteryear
The arcade scene here in the United States is but a fraction of what it was back in its heyday, but that doesn't mean that the love for those classic games has just evaporated. Capcom's CPS2 arcade bo...
12:21 am GMT - Sat, February 11, 2012
Techcrunch 2011 API Trends: Government APIs Quintuple; Facebook, Google, Twitter Most Popular
Online directory of APIs and mashups, ProgrammableWeb, just hit a big milestone this week: 5,000 APIs listed. The site has a long history of tracking the API landscape, starting with the launch of its...
10:23 pm GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Review: Benarus Megalodon Diving Watch
I rarely like to put my own little fetishistic watch reviews up here unless the watch is something amazingly unique or unless I think you, dear reader, will get a kick out of the quality or styling of...
09:36 pm GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch OpenLabel Exits Stealth, Raises $80K To Turn Barcodes Into Public Labels
OpenLabel, a startup that wants to augment everyday products' barcodes with crowd-sourced information that helps you decide whether to buy, has raised $80,000 in seed funding in a round led by Peter K...
09:31 pm GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Crowdtilt Launches To Become The Kickstarter For Any Group
Inherently, we like doing things in groups, as it makes our experiences more social. It's not about what we're doing so much as who we're doing it with that makes our experiences enjoyable. Group mess...
09:02 pm GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch A Whole Lot Of Reading: Social Publisher Wattpad Hits 1B User Minutes Per Month
Wattpad, a Union Square Ventures-backed platform for sharing stories and interacting with writers, has been growing steadily, and it hit a nice milestone in January during that month, users spent mor...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Social Shopping Site Sneakpeeq Raises $2.7M From Bain Capital Ventures, Keith Rabois And Others
SneakPeeq, a social shopping startup that debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt last year, has raised a new round totaling $2.67 million from Bain Capital Ventures; Metamorphic Ventures; Keith Rabois, Tim Ken...
08:18 pm GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Android Hack Exposes Google Wallet PIN On Demand
Like most hacks, this discovery of a way to find an Android phone's Google Wallet PIN requires a lot of initial access but is disturbing nonetheless. Google knows about the hack and is repairing it. D...
08:17 pm GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Proxama, ARM Partner For Joint NFC Venture
NFC is picking up traction everywhere you look, and the latest news comes out of the UK's Proxama. According to a release sent out this morning, the company is planning a partnership with ARM to creat...
08:17 pm GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Verizons Latest LTE Smartphone Leaked: Is This The HTC Incredible 3?
With MWC drawing ever closer, new handset leaks are hitting the wires hard and fast. Today alone we've seen the Galaxy Mini 2 break cover and new images of the LG Miracle Windows Phone emerge, and now...
08:04 pm GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare Adds NFC Support To Its Android App
In addition to the updated "Explore" feature that rolled out to Foursquare's Android and iPhone applications this week, the social discovery service also added a special feature to its Android app tha...
07:39 pm GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Tesla Unveils The Model X, An Electric CUV With Futuristic Gullwing-like Doors
Tesla Motors' family is growing. The company just unveiled its first crossover, the Model X. Like the Roadster and Model S, the Model X is a purely electric vehicle, built on the same platform as the ...
07:18 pm GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 Leaks With Upgraded Display, Processor
After a year on the market, the Samsung Galaxy Mini is certainly due for a refresh. That said, GSMArena seems to have received promotional materials and photos for the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 from an an...
06:49 pm GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch QWERTY FTW! The Droid 4 Is Now Available, $199 From Verizon or $99 At Amazon
The Droid 4 has landed. The fourth incarnation of the most important Android series is now on sale. Verizon is hawking the phone for $199 with a two-year contact, but the phone is also available throu...
06:40 pm GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Murtazin: The Samsung Galaxy S II Will See Ice Cream Sandwich On March 1
Notorious industry insider Eldar Murtazin has made yet another forward-looking statement, this time regarding Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and one very special Samsung device. This leaves just one q...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Circuit
Here are some recent stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Is Google Hard At Work On New Home Entertainment System? Microsoft Explains Windows On ARM, The Latest Addition To The OS Family Kodak Shutters Digi...
12:54 pm GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Take A Photo And Stop Your Junk Mail With PaperKarma
PaperKarma is one of those ideas that make you realize that the future is nigh. The concept behind it? See a piece of junk mail that offends you in your mail box -- anything from magazines, catalogs, ...
09:13 am GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Is Amazon Web Services SWF A New Workflow Manager?
It looks like Amazon Web Services may be launching a new workflow manager called SWF. First spotted by TechCrunch reader Michael Hood, SWF is listed as a service under AWS' Free Usage Tier. Unfortunat...
06:58 am GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Starts Turning Listen, Read, and Watch Stories Into Ads
When you listen, read, or watch through a Facebook Open Graph app, a few of your friends hear about through the news feed, Ticker, or Timeline.Starting this week, Facebook is allowing advertisers to p...
06:48 am GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Columbias DevFest 2012 Showcases Student Hacks, New York Talent
The culture of hacking continues to bloom in New York, evidenced last weekend by Columbia's DevFest 2012. DevFest is entirely student run, and had workshops and support from local VC firms and startup...
06:00 am GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Conduit Joins Billion-Dollar Club As Yozma Sells Stake To Silver Lake
Yozma Venture Capital is selling its stake in startup Conduit for a massive return. The story was reported in the Israeli publication Globes, but I've confirmed the details with a source who has knowl...
05:29 am GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Samir Arora: Glam Does Food With Foodie.com (TCTV)
The pioneer of vertical media, they call themselves. And Glam Media, the publishing network with more than 220 monthly million uniques, announced today their "logical next play" - a vertical food netw...
05:21 am GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Retina Ready: Apples New Years Resolution?
In a few weeks, Apple will unveil the next generation iPad,John Packowski of AllThingsD confirms today. If history (and carrier code) is any indication, it should go on sale shortly after that. Maybe ...
05:13 am GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Explains Windows On ARM, The Latest Addition To The OS Family
Ever since Steve Ballmer made that surprise announcement at CES 2011, there has been a lot of speculation about just how Microsoft would be bringing Windows to the ARM architecture. Would it be a whol...
04:03 am GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn Will Introduce Ads To Mobile Apps
Facebook isn't the only social network getting ready to monetize its mobile app with advertising. During today's analyst call to discuss its fourth quarter earnings, LinkedIn executives said they will...
03:43 am GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Is Google Hard At Work On New Home Entertainment System?
It was just a few days ago that news of a mysterious home-oriented Google device was being prepped for testing in the homes of 252 company employees, but the associated FCC filing left most of the spe...
02:50 am GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch New Kickstarter Record Set As Double Fine Game Hits $400K In 8 Hours, $900K In 16
If you played PC games in the 90s, chances are you played some of Tim Schafer's work. He worked on the Monkey Island Series and Day of the Tentacle, later going on to create such classics as Grim Fand...
02:50 am GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch New Kickstarter Record Set As Double Fine Game Hits $400K In 8 Hours, $1M In A Day
If you played PC games in the 90s, chances are you played some of Tim Schafer's work. He worked on the Monkey Island Series and Day of the Tentacle, later going on to create such classics as Grim Fand...
02:41 am GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Founders Girlfriend Learns How To Code For V-Day, Builds Lovestagram
This might just be the sweetest Valentine's Day story I've ever heard. It's definitely the sweetest Valentine's Day story I've ever written.Kaitlyn Trigger is a marketing director at Rally.org. She al...
02:12 am GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn Beats The Street, Q4 Revenue Up 105 Percent To $167.7M
Professional social network LinkedIn just reported stronger than expected fourth quarter 2011 earnings today. Earnings came in at $0.12 per share. Revenue for the fourth quarter was $167.7 million, an...
01:58 am GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV: In the Studio, Bain Capital Ventures is California Dreaming
In the Studio at TechCrunch TV this week welcomes a former California resident and current investor back to the west coast, where he and his partners have embarked on a new journey to build out a phys...
01:30 am GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Click And Mortar: Zynga Signs Deal With Hasbro For Real-World Toys and Games
Mobile app developer Rovio has famously turned its Angry Birds gameinto a popular toy franchise, but most other new-fangled gaming companies haven't spent much energy going this route. But now social ...
01:04 am GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch Music Labels Joint Venture, VEVO, Shows Pirated NFL Game At Sundance
Over the last decade the major music labels and their trade organization, the Recording Industry Association of America have established a repeated pattern of attacking consumers in the name of sque...
12:52 am GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch You Can Buy Me Love, But Please Dont Buy Me Gadgets
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and the majority of us are likely scrambling to find that special gift. (The rest of us, meanwhile, are cursing couples.) A Valentine's Day gift is usually m...
12:49 am GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch The Google+ Platform Roadmap From Director Of Engineering David Glazer
It won't stop with Google Search Plus Your World. When asked if we should expect more integrations of Google+ into Google products, G+ director of engineering David Glazer said at today's In...
12:47 am GMT - Fri, February 10, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T, Google Among The Biggest Online Advertisers comScore
As part of its 2012 US Digital Future in Focus whitepaper, comScore looked at the online ad landscape and found a mix of old and new names. The report includes a list of the top 10 display advertisers...
11:55 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch HTC: Ice Cream Sandwich Will Start Hitting Our Handsets In March
At long last, HTC fans can finally stop holding their collective breath. After months of relative quiet, the Taiwanese company has taken to their Facebook page to spread the word: the Ice Cream Sandwi...
11:53 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch 100 Million Americans Watch Online Video Per Day, Up 43% Since 2010 -comScore
Television is in trouble. Americans streamed 43.5 billion videos in December 2011, up 44% since December 2010, according to comScore's 2012 US Digital Future In Focus report released today. The study...
11:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Glancee: A Nice-Guy Ambient Social Location App For Normal People
Some of us can't be bothered to check in, but still want to find interesting people nearby. The challenge for developers is how to do this in a way that is both useful and not creepy. Glancee, availab...
11:28 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Pixloo Helps You Sell Your Home With Free Virtual Tours, Exports To Zillow, Trulia & More
In December, Eric covered Open Home Pro, a startup that lets realtors sell homes via their iPads. Today, there comes a similar effort fromPixloo, except this service is designed for use by anyone - re...
10:41 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Avast, Me Hearties: How The Pirate Bay Changed The Way We Steal
The Pirate Bay, in many ways, is disappearing. It is one of the most popular torrent sites on the web and its database of millions of torrent files - essentially pointers to pieces of files hosted els...
10:07 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Cinemagram Turns iPhone Photos Into Animated Gifs In Seconds
Remember when the iPhone app GLMPS launched last summer, seemingly heralding the start of a new image format that blended static photos and video? No? That's OK. Today, there's a new twist on the idea...
09:56 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Google, Microsoft Search Queries Grow In January While Yahoo Continues To Slide
comScore has released its 'explicit' U.S. search data for January of this year and while Google and Microsoft Bring's search share continues to grow, Yahoo's share dropped both year over year and mont...
09:05 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Fab.com Rolls Out New Mobile Apps With Browse By Color & Fab Shops
After hitting 2 million members at the end of last month, design shopping startup Fab.com is today rolling out new iOS applications that offer a number of new features and improvements. In addition to...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch YouTubes Latest Original Programming: Olympic-Style Lightsaber Relays
Here's a fun example of the original programming that YouTube is supposed to be investing in these days a relay from Santa Monica to San Diego. With lightsabers.Geek celebrity Chris Hardwick is annou...
08:47 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Kodak Shutters Digital Camera Business In Favor Of Licensing, Photo Printing
Consider today the end of an era for one of the most iconic brands in the imaging industry. While their bankruptcy protection filing from last month signaled the need for some drastic action, its stil...
08:40 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Shopzilla Founder Launches Cheers: The Like Button For The World Around You
The "toast" is an age-old, time-honored tradition, where we raise a glass to pay tribute to -- and express our goodwill towards -- friends, loved ones, and sometimes even our fellow man. They are even...
08:24 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsen: Cord Cutting And Internet TV Viewing On The Rise
According to a new report from Nielsen, the number of U.S. homes that have broadband Internet, but only free, broadcast TV, is on the rise. Although representing less than 5% of TV households, the num...
08:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Protesters March Toward Apple Stores On The Heels Of A Foxconn Hack
It would seem that representatives from Change.org and SumOfUs.org have organized a global protest against Apple's use of Foxconn and other Chinese manufacturing plants to build the iPhone and iPad. T...
07:58 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Appcelerator Acquires Mobile Cloud Services Startup Cocoafish
Appcelerator, the company behind the popular Titanium app-building platform, is announcing its third acquisition today. The company is buying Cocoafish, a mobile app infrastructure provider that lets ...
07:57 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch BoardProspects Wants To Help Companies Build Better Boards, Raises $650,000
Don't you just hate when you're out skateboarding, minding your own business, and suddenly one of the wheels comes off and you break a kneecap? Well now there's a new startup called BoardProspects, wh...
07:37 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Trion Worlds Brings Rift To China
Game-maker Trion Worlds is revealing its global ambitions it just announced a partnership with Chinese Internet company Shanda to release Trion's online roleplaying game Rift in China.The game had a ...
07:08 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Apple To Announce The iPad 3 The First Week Of March
Shocking news of the day: Apple is preparing to announce the iPad 3. Crazy news, I know. That announcement, if AllThingsD is to be believed, should come in the first week of March. The next-gen tablet...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Waze Lets You Report Traffic With A Wave Of Your Hand
If you're one of the 12 million drivers who use real-time traffic data from Waze, there's a drawback the smartphone app depends on users to collect traffic data, but if a driver is stuck in traffic o...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Socialbakers Brings Its Leading European Social Analytics Platform To The U.S.
With more companies vying for the attention of customers on social media channels, content producers, marketers and more are always looking for ways to better track the engagement and reach of their s...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Meundies Wants To Send You A New Pair Of Underwear Every Month
In the same space as other "get random stuff sent to you" startups (but especially Manpacks) Meundies launches today to bring users high quality underwear choices in a month to month subscription mode...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Infogr.am Gets HackFwd Backing To Democratize Cool Info-graphics
European accelerator HackFwd just announced that Infogr.am from Riga in Latvia as its latest investment. Infogr.am's product is gunning to be a kind of Adobe Illustrator for online, allowing anyone to...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Plays The Price Card In The Battle Against iPads
Amazon used to be able to sell the Kindle based on its readability in sunlight. That's a fair comparison to make and the old advertising featured little more than people being happy reading. To wit:...
06:43 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Modo Labs Brings A New Mobile Platform To College Campuses
I remember my freshman year of college. It was a tiny campus, but I still found myself looking for classes and wandering through a maze-like library for most of the first year I was there. At the time...
06:36 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch German Court Upholds Previous Ruling, Says The Reworked Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N Can Be Sold
Mark one up for Samsung. After months of legal and PR battles, the South Korean company is finally able to sell and market their iPad clone in Germany. Just don't call it an iPad clone anymore. The Sa...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion
Oracle this morning announced that it is acquiring cloud-based talent management solutions provider Taleo for $46 per share or roughly $1.9 billion, net of Taleo's cash and debt. Taleo's solutions bas...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Glam Media Cooks Up Newest Content Vertical With Foodie.com
Glam Media, one of the largest publishing and advertising networks on the Web, is debuting its newest branded verticalFoodie.com. As its name indicates, Glam's newest vertical is aimed at covering all...
05:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Clusterpoint Secures 1m From BaltCap To Scale Its Database For Clouds
BaltCap, a leading venture investor in startups in the Baltics region, has signed a 1 million investment in Clusterpoint, an enterprise software startup created by Latvian programmers and backed by se...
04:37 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Live from Riga TechCrunch Baltics meetup #TCBaltics
We're running the first ever TechCrunch Baltics meetup today with a mini-conference and pitch contest in the lovely city of Riga, Latvia. The Baltic nations of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are tiny c...
03:21 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Montblanc Takes Google To Court To Obtain Identity Of, And Sue, Counterfeit Advertisers
Google has been going to great lengths to keep advertisers who sell counterfeit goods online out of its AdWords program, but as far as Montblanc, the Germany-based maker of 'writing instruments', watc...
12:48 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Remember Netvibes? Its Finally Acquired By Engineering Giant Dassault Systmes
It's been a long and winding road since Tariq Krim created and eventually left Netvibes, but today Netvibes has been acquired by huge French engineering giant Dassault Systmes for an undisclosed amoun...
12:06 pm GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Analytics Dashboard Netvibes Sold To Dassault Systmes
Netvibes has just been acquired by European product design companyDassault Systmes (sure this isn't the type of thing I usually write, but I like the founder Tariq Krim so bear with me here ... ).Fren...
09:07 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Hipster CEO Also Apologizes For Address Book-Gate, Calls For Application Privacy Summit [Guest Post]
The following is a guest post from Hipster CEO Doug Ludlow, following yesterday and today's revelations that select apps were uploading user's entire address books to their database....
08:23 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Is A Hash Of Hash Of A Torrent Of A Torrent Of Copyrighted Data Copyrighted?
Let's try to parse this.Pirate Bay (.se) user allisfine just recently uploaded a torrent to the site that is a collection of all the magnet identifiers for the entire site (actually, only about a quar...
08:01 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Stealthy Startup timeRAZOR Raises $3.4M Pre-Launch, Partners With Major Household Brands
Got FOMO? (That's "fear of missing out" for those of you who don't do slang.) There will soon be an app for that, or so says the $3.4 million in angel funding the stealthy D.C.-area startup called tim...
07:33 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Founder Collective Makes A $4 Million Bet On Paddle8s Online Marketplace For Fine Art
When it comes to a marketplace for fine art, a space which seems to intrinsically resist digital services, technology really hasn't had quite the same disruptive influence it has in so many others. St...
06:59 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch FYI. Dave Morin Didnt Lie To Gawker About Path Storing User Data
Some people always see the good in people and some people always see the bad ... Gawker just published a post with what at first seems to be some pretty damning evidence against Path founder Dave Mori...
06:17 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch DeNA Has Big Quarter, Acquiree Ngmoco:( Has Layoffs
Japanese mobile gaming giant DeNA bought mobile app developer Ngmoco last year for $400 million. Since then, the company has acquired a range of other outfits and worked to tie the San Francisco start...
05:51 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Lytro Teardown Shows Potential Wireless Capability, Smallish Sensor
It's been a while since we've heard anything about Lytro (other than nearly grabbing a Crunchie (I voted for them)), the camera where you shoot now and focus later. And the latest news comes not from ...
04:39 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Addressgate: After The Path Fallout, Whose Address Book Is It Anyway?
Addressgate seems like an appropriate name for what is dominating Silicon Valley headlines: Path's mobile app uploading all of your contacts. Today Michael Arrington suggested that Path delete the dat...
04:38 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Heres What Facebook Stock Looks Like
In a few months time, here's what the world will be fighting to get its hands on, or get rid of depending on your confidence in Facebook's business plan. The image of a Facebook stock certificate was ...
04:13 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Andrew Masons First Earnings Call: Stop Sending Me Pole-Dancing Deals
Groupon CEO Andrew Mason just finished his first post-IPO earnings calls with Wall Street analysts. (We covered it live and looked at the numbers). "We believe we are on the cusp of a sea change in be...
04:04 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook As A Mobile Platform: 60 Million Mobile Users Visit Third-Party Apps Each Month
Facebook is huge on mobile -- as an application developer. But questions have circled for years around how it can be a real mobile platform on top of operating systems controlled by Apple and Google. ...
03:43 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Gumroad Gets $1.1 Million From Chris Sacca, Max Levchin And Others To Turn Any Link Into A Payment System
Gumroad, the buzzy one-man startup launched by Pinterest and Turntable app designer (and 19-year-old college dropout) Sahil Lavingia, officially launches today with over $1.1 million in seed funding f...
03:35 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Cuts 4000 European Jobs; Phone Assembly Moves To Asia
It's a sign of the times, though not a particularly surprising one: Nokia has finally eliminated its European phone assembly infrastructure and will be moving those 4000 jobs to Asia, according to a R...
03:35 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Cuts 4000 Jobs; Last European Phone Assembly Work Goes To Asia
It's a sign of the times, though not a particularly surprising one: Nokia has finally eliminated its European phone assembly infrastructure and will be moving those 4000 jobs to Asia, according to a R...
03:25 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare Rolls Out New Version Of Explore On Mobile With Filters & Improved Search
This morning, Foursquare launched an updated version of its "Explore" feature for both its iPhone and Android applications. The new version brings over several of the features already available throug...
03:05 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Amended S-1 Exhibits Zynga Agreement Filed Last Year
Facebook has just filed an amendment to its S-1 that exhibits the agreements between it and Zynga. These 2 developer agreement documents are the same as those filed in Zynga's own S-1 amendment from l...
02:55 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Nest Labs Responds To Honeywell Lawsuit, Says It Has The Resources To Defend Itself
Nest is ready to fight. The Palo Alto company just issued a followup statement regarding Honeywell's recent patent infringement suit.In short they're not going to roll over. They're going to stand tal...
02:49 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Xbox Kinect AND A Samsung Galaxy S II
Thanks to our friends at Antengo, who absolutely love the TechCrunch readers, we have two huge prizes to give away this week: an Xbox Kinect and a Samsung Galaxy S II. There will be two winners for th...
02:44 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Techmeme Aims For Community Aggregation With A Big New Tech Event Calendar
As part of news aggregator Techmeme's big redesign a couple weeks ago, it moved its flow of top stories to the left to make room for... white space. But founder Gabe Rivera promised at the time that t...
02:31 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Ends The Year With $1.6 Billion In Revenues, Up 419 Percent
Groupon just announced its first earnings report after going public last October. For the full year, Google's revenues were $1.6 billion, up 419 percent. The daily deal company, however, lost $350 mil...
02:26 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Misses Earnings Estimates (Liveblog)
Groupon just announced its first earnings since its IPO in November. For the fourth quarter of 2011, it reported revenue of $506.5 million, beating analyst estimates of $473 million. It's also profita...
02:23 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch TripAdvisor Q4 Revenue Up 30 Percent To $137.8M; Net Income Up 19 Percent In First Quarter As A Public Company
After spinning off from Expedia and debuting on the NASDAQ in December, trip reviews site TripAdvisor posted fourth quarter 2011 revenues of $137.8 million, a 30% increase over fourth quarter 2010. Fu...
02:05 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Google Offers To Pay People To Have Their Web Use Tracked Minutely
Some people might say that there's no way Google could be more aware of your browsing habits. Not true! There is much they don't know. But it's not because they don't want to know.Last night Google ro...
02:02 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Eyeing An IPO, HubSpot Adds Akamais CFO And Former IBM Exec JD Sherman As COO
Marketing software company HubSpot has brought on a new leader todayAkamai CFO JD Sherman. Sherman has been chief financial officer at Akamai for over 6 years.Prior to Akamai, Sherman served as the ch...
01:50 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Study: iPhone Resale Value 63% After One Year, Android 46%
All smartphones do not depreciate equally. 18 months after purchase, iPhones can be sold for 53% of their original price, while Androids can only be sold for 42% and BlackBerries for 41% on average ac...
01:47 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Thismoment Acquires Position2, Becomes Full Service Promotion Engine
You'd be excused for not paying much attention to Thismoment or Position2. They do the dirty work a lot of entrepreneurs don't want to do, namely run marketing promotions and, in their wake, figuring ...
01:37 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Path: Weve Deleted All Address Book Data
It looks like Path has heeded the words of investor Michael Arrington.Yesterday, the startup faced a major privacy backlash when it was revealed that the social app was uploading user's address book d...
01:34 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Skimlinks Is The Real Story Behind Pinterests Success
I love it when a startup I've been covering for literally years suddenly finds itself in the spotlight, and for the right reasons. In this case, Skimlinks, originally from London but now with a growin...
12:09 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch Executives Of Swedish Start-Up Klarna Arrested For Kidnapping And Rape
Details are sparse and we have calls in, but the two execs at Klarna, Jens Saltin and Niklas Adalberth, were charged with rape and attempted kidnapping at the W Hotel in New York. The victim was a 19-...
12:09 am GMT - Thu, February 9, 2012
Techcrunch UPDATE: Executives Of Swedish Start-Up Klarna Arrested For Alleged Molestation
Details are sparse and we have calls in, but the two execs at Klarna, Jens Saltin and Niklas Adalberth, were arrested at the W Hotel in New York for alleged molestation. The victim was a 19-year-old t...
11:58 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Tech Blog GigaOm Acquires Media-Focused Site PaidContent
Hot off the press release presses: tech blog GigaOm has acquired PaidContent, as was first reported by Peter Kafka at AllThingsD. ...
11:53 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint Lost A Lot Of Money Selling Lots Of iPhones
Call it a sort of a bear hug: Sprint, the also-ranniest of the also-rans in the carrier world, lost money selling phones that, on the aggregate gained them subscribers. It's also Catch-22, a blindside...
11:51 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Finnish Startup Ovelin Snags $1.4M From True Ventures To Reinvent Early Music Ed Through Games
We first covered Finnish startup Ovelin back in June, when it was preparing for the release of its interactive, gamified app for the iPad that helps teach youngsters how to play the guitar, and having...
11:51 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Finnish Startup Ovelin Snags $1.4M From True Ventures To Reinvent Early Music Ed With Games
We first covered Finnish startup Ovelin back in June, when it was preparing for the release of its interactive, gamified app for the iPad that helps teach youngsters how to play the guitar, and having...
11:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Flurry: When The Super Bowl Bored Us, We Opened Apps
This year's Super Bowl was the most watched television program in history, but during its boring moments we turned to our second screens. A study released by Flurry today shows that during great ads a...
11:37 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Leads $23M Round In Data Storage Hardware Company Pivot3
Texas-based data storage company Pivot3 has raised $23 million in new funding led by Samsung Ventures, with all existing Pivot3 investors participating including Focus Ventures, InterWest Partners, Li...
11:29 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft To Launch Windows 8 Consumer Preview At MWC On February 29
While Samsung's new low-key approach to MWC may have some gadget fans feeling blue, Microsoft's plans for MWC just made things much more interesting. The company has begun to send out press invitation...
11:06 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Google Updates Chrome Browser, Now Offers Faster Browsing, Improved Security
Following yesterday's release of the new mobile version of the Chrome browser, Google is today launching an improved version of its desktop counterpart. The updated release of Chrome (Stable version) ...
10:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Thiel, Zuck, Conway To Select $100K TechFellow Awards Winners
The TechFellow Awards is the Oscars of high-tech entrepreneurship. As selection committee member Sean Parker puts it "Were shining a spotlight on individuals who are on the cusp of bringing us somethi...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Pivot Smart: Social News Network XYDO Goes Pure B2B With New Content Marketing Platform
In case you haven't noticed, the Internet has become a content fire hose. There's a lot of junk floating around out there (my posts not included, of course), and, as a result, a spate of digital reade...
09:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch IA Ventures Doubles Down On Big Data With A New $105M Fund
Before big data was a hot investing theme, Roger Ehrenberg was one of the first seed investors to focus almost exclusively on startups using data as a competitive edge. His NYC-based fund, IA Ventures...
09:53 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Live Matrix, The TV Guide For The Web, Acquired By OVGuide
Live Matrix, the TechCrunch Disrupt '10 finalist that proclaimed to be the "TV Guide for the web," has been acquired by online video guide OVGuide.comin an all stock deal. As a part of the deal Live M...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch PowerInbox, The Service That Turns Emails Into Apps, Launches API
PowerInbox, the email platform that lets you run apps for Facebook, Twitter, Groupon and Google+ inside your inbox, is today announcing the launching of its API. With this addition, companies tha...
08:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Stealthy Legal Startup DocRun Raises $1.1M From Resolute.VC, Don Dodge And Others
A new legal startup is launching to the public soon, hoping to shake up the legal documents space. LA-based DocRun is announcing that it has raised $1.1 million in seed funding from VC Michael Hirshla...
08:48 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch RockYou Cofounder Lance Tokuda Keeps It Old School With New Classmates Competitor SchoolFeed
Lance Tokuda was one of the masterminds behind viral apps on Facebook back at the end of last decade. He cofounded and led RockYou as its chief executive through the evolution of the Facebook platform...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch LG Takes A Chance With The Oddly-Proportioned Optimus Vu
After spending the past few quarters in the red, LG recently turned things around with a bit of growth in their once-ailing smartphone division. By focusing half of their 2012 capital expenditures bud...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon & Viacom Announce Streaming Video Deal
Proving the rumors right, Amazon today announced a video deal with Viacom, Inc. which will allow Amazon Prime members to instantly stream TV shows fromMTV,Comedy Central,Nickelodeon,TV Land, Spike,VH1...
07:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch The Curious Vaporization Of Jesta Labs, A $15 Million Startup Incubator
Here's a puzzler. Back in September 2011, less than 6 months ago, Jesta Digital loudly committed $15 million to establish Jesta Labs, a New York-based mobile services startup incubator. Fast forward t...
07:40 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Google Ventures-Backed Nettle Wants To Make Watching Movies Social With MovieGoer
Nettle, a startup that has raised funding from Google Ventures, 500 Startups and others, is looking to make the act of going to the movies a more social experience. With the company's freeiOS app, Mov...
07:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Akamai Acquires Website Performance Company Blaze Software
After scooping up rival Cotendo for $268 million recently, content delivery and web services giant Akamai is making another acquisition todayBlaze Software. Blaze's technology helps accelerate speed o...
07:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Boxee Stands With The CEA Against Cable Companies, Courts The FCC Chairman To Stop Proposed Ruling
Anti-consumer legislation SOPA and PIPA might be all but dead, but there isn't time to rest. There is a seemingly never-ending flow of proposed legislation, statutes and bills queued up, ready to bust...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Yep, People Research Movies On Their Phones Especially On Apps
Adding to the stream of reports about how people do more and more on their mobile devices, mobile ad network Greystripe just released the results of a survey about the movie research process.The netw...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Crunchie-Winner Fotopedia Launches New App With World Bank
Just a week after winning Best Tablet Application at the Crunchies, Fotopedia is launching its latest iPad and iPhone app. The app lives up to its title Women of the World, showcasing photos of women ...
06:31 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Restores Qihoo 360 Mobile Apps In The App Store
On Saturday, February 4, something strange happened to Qihoo 360, a security software company. Their apps, at least the ones in the Apple App Store, were missing. After reaching out to Apple, the comp...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Nine Months From Launch, Chartboosts Mobile Ad Marketplace Reaches 1 Billion Impressions
Mobile advertising took off in 2011, as tablets went mainstream and it seemed as if half of the world woke out of a daze to find they were holding some sort of Apple device. Meanwhile, advertisers and...
05:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Blip COO: We Essentially Doubled Revenue In 2011
Blip.tv is going through some changes, with founder Mike Hudack gone and a search for a new CEO still ongoing. But the company raised a $6 million C round from its two main investors in December, and ...
05:21 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint Sold 1.8 Million iPhones Last Quarter, 40 Percent To New Customers
Sprint Nextel this morning released its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2011 as well as the full-year results.The company reported a net loss of $1.3 billion for the quarter, and $2.9 billion for t...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Social Marketing Platform Extole Raises $10 Million
Extole, a startup which offers a suite of social media marketing has raised $10 million in Series C round funding, led by Shasta Ventures with participation from existing investors Norwest Venture Par...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch mHealth: Remote Patient Monitoring Is On The Rise, With Smartphones Leading The Way
Last month, we took a look at some of the ways mobile technology is transforming the health industry. While there are many factors affecting this transformation, like artificial intelligence, big data...
04:19 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Vonage Continues To Challenge Skype With New Mobile App For iPhone, Android
Vonage has been battling Skype for many, many years, but they're not letting up now that the latter has been acquired by Microsoft. The Internet calling company, which came dangerously close to dying ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch TastemakerX, The App For Hipsters Who Totally Heard That Band First, Raises $1.2M
TastemakerX, an about-to-launch startup that will help music fans get credit for discovering the next big thing, has raised $1.2 million in Series A funding.The company plans to launch its mobile app ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch TastemakerX, The App For Hipsters Who Totally Heard That Band First, Raises $1.8M
TastemakerX, an about-to-launch startup that will help music fans get credit for discovering the next big thing, has raised $1.2 million in Series A funding.The company plans to launch its mobile app ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Rev
Here are some recent posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: Honeywell vs Nest: When The Establishment Sues Silicon Valley Thousands Of Webcams Made Publicly Accessible By Software Bug VooMote Zapper Turns Your ...
01:43 pm GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Why Path Pissed People Off
There's a reason why today's news that Path was uploading its users' entire address book to its database was stunning -- all this time Path has been positioning itself as one of the good guys! Sort o...
10:10 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Why Launch An Airbnb For Event Spaces? Venues Just The Tip Of The Spear Says Eventup CEO
LA-based, Science-backed startup Eventup launched this morning, providing people who want to rent or rent out spaces for events like parties and conferences with an easy-to-use platform from which to ...
09:38 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch With Funding In Tow, Uniiverse Launches A Platform For Collaborative Living
You have to love the accelerated development cycle that spins so fast in the tech industry's echo chamber. Just as most Americans are starting to get comfortable with this whole "social revolution," t...
08:54 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn Picks Up Rapportive For Around $15 Million
So yes, LinkedIn has bought contact management startup Rapportive, according to multiple sources we've contacted, as was first reported by Liz Gannes at AllThingsD.The startup -- which aggregates and ...
08:16 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch From T-Pain To $6 Million In New Funding: Viddy Attempts To Become The Instagram Of Video
People really like Instagram. Founder Kevin Systrom recently appeared in a Best Buy Super Bowl ad paying tribute to mobile innovators, a testament to how far its come with a team of six. (Over 15 mill...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Olympus Brings Retro To Micro Four Thirds With The OM-D E-M5
Olympus is building on its significant micro four-thirds IP (i.e. mirrorless cameras with the M4/3 sensor size) with a premium offering with a stylized, retro look. The OM-D EM-5, digital successor to...
06:37 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Social Candy Monetizes Cupcakes And More With Social MarketingTools
Yes, it's another startup that wants to help businesses manage their presence on Facebook. Social Candy CEO Darin Kotalik admits that the'res no shortage of competition, but he's hoping to differentia...
05:24 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Snapjoys Flickraft Promised To Rescue Flickr Photos Until It Was Blocked
Photo startup Snapjoy launched a clever promotional scheme this afternoon to lure users over from Flickr. And it succeeded perhaps too well.The Y Combinator-backed company aims to be an online reposi...
05:24 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Hits 10 Million Monthly Uniques Faster Than Any Standalone Site Ever
It's beautiful, it's addictive, and now Pinterest is having its glorious hockey stick moment. TechCrunch has attained exclusive data from comScore showing Pinterest just hit 11.7 million unique monthl...
05:24 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Hits 10 Million Monthly Uniques Faster Than Any Standalone Site Ever -comScore
It's beautiful, it's addictive, and now Pinterest is having its glorious hockey stick moment. TechCrunch has attained exclusive data from comScore showing Pinterest just hit 11.7 million unique monthl...
05:24 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Hits 10 Million U.S. Monthly Uniques Faster Than Any Standalone Site Ever -comScore
It's beautiful, it's addictive, and now Pinterest is having its glorious hockey stick moment. TechCrunch has attained exclusive data from comScore showing Pinterest just hit 11.7 million unique monthl...
05:02 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch UpWest Labs Closes The Missing Link Between New Israeli Startups And Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley investors have been going to Israel for decades to take advantage of its pool of hardcore tech entrepreneurs. But a new generation of consumer-focused companies has been emerging in the...
04:50 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Rice University And OpenStax Announce First Open-Source Textbooks
When we think about the distribution industry being disrupted, we tend to think about music and movies, whose physical media and vast shipment infrastructure have been rendered mostly obsolete over th...
03:33 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Booktango Automatically Publishers Your Timeless Text To Multiple Platforms
Say you, like me, wrote a book about the two Lithuanian lovers who find themselves trapped in a basement and have to solve mysteries and learn magic to escape the traps set by them by an evil wizard r...
03:33 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Booktango Automatically Publishes Your Timeless Text To Multiple Platforms
Say you, like me, wrote a book about the two Lithuanian lovers who find themselves trapped in a basement and have to solve mysteries and learn magic to escape the traps set by them by an evil wizard r...
03:22 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Siri Is Only The Beginning
For decades, Hollywood has been portraying machines that humans can converse with, delegate tasks to, and command. Remember the HAL 9000, KITT the car, COMPUTER from Star Trek, or even the brilliantly...
02:52 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Ignite Takes $5 Million Series C To Build World Of Warcraft For Car Racing
If you want to slay orcs and elves, there's plenty of options, but the millions of car racing gamers out there have few places to chase the checkered flag. That's going to change because today,Ignite ...
02:43 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Thousands Of Webcams Made Publicly Accessible By Software Bug
26 models of Trendnet webcams have been identified as vulnerable to a bug that lets anyone tap into the video stream with just an IP address. The flaw was noted a month ago and the company has been wo...
02:33 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Board Shakeup: Chairman And Three Others Step Down, Maynard Webb And Aflred Amoroso Step Up
Yahoo has its new CEO, Scott Thompson, and founder Jerry Yang stepped down from the company and the board a few weeks ago. But all along, people have been asking when is the rest of the Yahoo board go...
02:33 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Board Shakeup: Chairman And Three Others Step Down, Webb And Amoroso Step Up
Yahoo has its new CEO, Scott Thompson, and founder Jerry Yang stepped down from the company and the board a few weeks ago. But all along, people have been asking when is the rest of the Yahoo board go...
02:33 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Jive Swings To A Loss, But Revenue Up 53 Percent To $22.5M In First Quarter As A Public Company
Enterprise software company Jive has just reported fourth quarter results, which represent the company's first earnings report as a public company. Q4 total revenue came in at $22.5 million, up 53% ye...
02:17 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch The Wrong Way: Path Uploads iOS Users Address Books Without Permission
What started as a bit of aimless tinkering for developer Arun Thampi ultimately unearthed something very surprising about life-sharing service Path. As a fan of the app, Thampi took it upon himself to...
02:06 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Enterprise Live 02.07.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang Enterprise - Steve Gillmor, John Taschek, and Ben Kepes, Analyst for Diversity Ltd. Recording at 1pm PT....
01:43 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Reveals: Seventh Grade Boys Have Feelings, Too! (Video)
Do you remember the seventh grade? The first time your new girlfriend hated on your best friend? What about your first kiss? I don't remember any of that, but the memories came flying back to me afte...
01:42 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Want An In-App Notification Center? Theres A SDK For That
Today, mobile promotion and discovery service AppsFire is launching a new toolkit for developers called App Booster. Meant to boost user engagement and retention, two of the toughest challenges develo...
01:02 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Pretty\Vacant: The New New Gadget Marketing
An interesting thing is happening in hardware marketing these days and I think Devin noticed it yesterday when he pointed out that Samsung, in their marketing of the Samsung Galaxy Note, is changing t...
12:18 am GMT - Wed, February 8, 2012
Techcrunch Urbanspoon: Traffic Up 80% In 2011, Mobile Growth Faster Than Web
Popular restaurant app Urbanspoon is releasing new data today related to its growth over the course of 2011. The company says its traffic is up by 80%, with mobile growth outpacing the web. The site i...
11:41 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Larry Downes: Why Best Buy Is Going Out Of Business (Not So Gradually)
Sometimes it's the quiet ones who end up doing the most damage. I always thought of Larry Downes, the co-author of the mega-selling Unleashing the Killer App, as an unusually gentle and wise soul. But...
11:37 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Cloudera Founders Big Data Management Startup WibiData Raises $5M From NEA And Eric Schmidt
Exclusive: WibiData, the big data management startup co-founded by Cloudera founder Christophe Bisciglia and Aaron Kimball, is announcing $5 million in new funding from NEA and Google Chairman Eric Sc...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Klout Acquires Local And Mobile Neighborhood App Blockboard
Flush with new capital, Klout, the startup that measures influence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare, Google+ and other social apps, is making its first acquisition. Klout is pu...
10:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch YippieMove Wants To Become The Twilio Of Email Migration
One of the more annoying aspects of starting a new jobs recently was switching email accounts I tried figure out an easy way to transfer messages and contacts, but after a few minutes of fumbling aro...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Google Chrome Is Now Available For Android (And Its Fantastic)
If you have one of the few Android devices currently running Ice Cream Sandwich, then you're going to love this post. The rest of you, including those of you on iOS, will have to gaze longingly for a ...
10:25 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch With Speeksy, Facebook Users Can Meet New People (Just Dont Call It Online Dating!)
How do you meet new people in today's digital age, without over-exposing yourself the creeps, trolls and spammers? The answer, perhaps, is build a social service on top of Facebook, leveraging your ne...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins Debuts First Engineering Fellows Class
Last year, venture firm Kleiner Perkins debuted its plans for a summer internship program to place top engineering talent from colleges at the firm's portfolio companies. The benefit is two-fold: stud...
09:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch BREAKING: SVs Sagest Soothsayers Sport Sassy Socks (Plus A Contest)
If you're just waking up out of your post Super Bowl stupor, a crumble of Doritos dusting your chest and beer cans littering the coffee table, floor, and dog, you'll be excused for not knowing that al...
09:34 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Honeywell vs Nest: When The Establishment Sues Silicon Valley
Honeywell filed a multi-patent infringement lawsuit against Nest Labs and Best Buy yesterday. The suit alleges that Nest Labs is infringing on seven Honeywell patents. Honeywell is not seeking licensi...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Spreecast Extends Reach Of Social Video Platform With Embed Feature
Spreecast, a social video platform that lets people broadcast together, is adding the ability to embed 'spreecasts' on their blogs, free of charge.The brainchild of StubHub co-founder and investor Jef...
08:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch VooMote Zapper Turns Your iThing Into A Universal AV Remote
Did your parents ever tell you how they switched television channels back in the day? You know, before the remote? They had to get up, and walk the twelve feet to the television set, turn some knob, a...
08:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Exceptional Acquires Error Tracking Application Airbrake
Web app error tracking startup Exceptional has acquired fellow error tracking application and competitor, Airbrake, from web design and development company thoughtbot. Financial terms of the acquisiti...
08:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Dimension Data Buys Telecom Expense Management Software Maker Xigo
Telecom expense management (TEM) solutions company Xigo, which Greg likened to a Billshrink for large companies, has been acquired by one of its partners, IT services and solutions provider Dimension ...
08:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Dwolla Raises $5 Million Series B From Union Square Ventures & Others
Disruptive payments network Dwolla confirmed today it has raised $5 million in Series B financing in a round led by Union Square Ventures. Also participating in the round are Village Ventures, Thrive ...
08:17 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch DailyWorth Teams Up With Mint.com To Help Women Turn Financial Advice Into Action
In March of last year, DailyWorth, the personal finance community for women, raised $850K from Robin Hood Ventures, Eric Schmidts TomorrowVentures, Howard Lindzons Social Leverage, 500 Startups, and m...
08:11 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Lumia 900 Goes Up For Pre-Order In Microsoft Stores
The Lumia 800 is an excellent device, and if you're new to the world of smartphones, the Lumia 710 is quite excellent as well. But those of us who've been excited about the Nokia/Microsoft partnership...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch $199 Motorola Droid 4 To Grace Verizon Shelves On February 10
It's been nearly a month since Verizon officially spilled the beans on the QWERTY-packing, LTE-sporting Motorola Droid 4, and now we finally have a release date to go with it. According to the nation'...
08:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Invests In 247 For Customer Service Software
Microsoft announced this morning a new agreement with 24/7 Inc., a company that designs intuitive customer experiences. As a part of the deal, Microsoft will merge its interactive self-service assets ...
07:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Pledge Your Android Allegiance With The Andru MicroUSB Charger
There's no shortage of Android swag floating around out there -- Android-themed watch anyone? -- but this thing is probably one of the more useful gifts for the Android devotee in your life. Take it f...
07:11 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch RootSmart Android Malware May Be Able To Sneak By Googles New Bouncer
Remember that Bouncer Google put in the Android Market to act as a goalie for all potential malware attacks? It would seem that Google's Bouncer doesn't catch everything as Professor Xuxian Jiang, the...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Accel, SV Angel, Y Combinator Put $1.5M In Online Bank Payments Platform GoCardless
If you've ever set up an automatic 'Bill Pay' feature on your bank account to pay off your utility and cable bills, then you've taken advantage of a nifty feature called an 'interbank transfer', also ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch SocialFlow Opens The Floodgates
Brands love marketing across social media, but it is a little like TV advertising in that it is hard to measure how effective it is. Sure, you can count retweets, likes, and Klout scores, but how does...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch MeetingBurner Debuts Sleek, Webinar Platform To Rival WebEx
Because I live in Chicago, I tend to conduct a lot of demos and meetings with startups and companies over webinar products like GoToMeeting or WebEx. While they get the job done for the most part, the...
06:33 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Acer Comes After Former CEO Gianfranco Lanci For Breach Of Non-Compete
Good morning, and welcome to our Tuesday edition of People Suing Each Other. In the far corner, we have the number four PC maker in the world, Acer, based out of Taiwan; and in the other corner we hav...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Meanwhile, In Europe (Fits.me, Appoxee, Heverest.ru, Populis)
Here's a roundup of recent stories on TechCrunch Europe:--- Internet publishing company Populis is expanding its network operations to South America with the acquisition of Cidade Internet, a popular ...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Meanwhile, In Europe (Fits.me, Appoxee, Heverest.ru, HitFox, Populis)
Here's a roundup of recent stories on TechCrunch Europe:--- Internet publishing company Populis is expanding its network operations to South America with the acquisition of Cidade Internet, a popular ...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Capital Access Network Raises $30M From Accel To Loan Small Businesses Working Capital
In this economic climate, many small businesses do not qualify for loans based on the standards imposed by banks and financial institutions. For fledgling businesses, the establishment doesn't have en...
03:25 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Jeff Atwood Bids Adieu To Stack Exchange, For The Best Reason Ever
Jeff Atwood, the co-founder and CTO of Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites mostly about programming and gaming, and Stack Overflow, is stepping down from day-to-day opera...
02:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Want To Get Poached? Try JobPoacher
Judging from every single TechCruncher's inbox word on the street, there are job poachers amongst us. That's cool, all's fair in love and war and technology recruiting, right? Except when it's not whi...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Myopic
Here’s a selection of recent posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: Brinno Peephole Viewer Is A Viewer For Peepholes LL Cool G: Ladies Love Cool Gadgets Too, Says Study Real Augmented Reality Google Goggl...
10:33 am GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Those Millions On Facebook? They Actually Visit, And Its Not A Huge Deal Anyway.
Traffic numbers provided by companies should always be questioned -- I mean, of course each company is going to try to present the data in a way that makes them look as good as possible. Which is what...
07:03 am GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Startups, VCs Call For Fresh Perspective On Piracy Legislation
In the aftermath of the defeat of the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act, a long list of organizations have sent a letter to Congress asking members to "take a breath" before they trying to pus...
05:57 am GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch The Samsung Doth Advertise Too Much, Methinks
At CES, the AOL booth where we worked, did interviews, and ate lunch was just a few short feet from Samsung's huge Galaxy Note booth, where they were giving out free shirts printed with your caricatur...
05:29 am GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Yelp Ads Are Not A Rip-Off, You Pay To Seal The Deal
Yelp built its ad business by attracting users that know what they want, just not who to buy it from -- exactly when ads are most effective. That's why I find today's VentureBeat piece by Rocky Agrawa...
04:28 am GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Real Augmented Reality Google Goggles In Prototype Stage?
There have been whispers in the past of augmented reality goggles or glasses, but generally we have been able to dismiss them as exaggerations or concepts. The technology, while it isn't unrealistic, ...
03:26 am GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Halliburton Dumps RIM, Chooses iPhones For 4,500 Employees
To say that RIM has had a tough time these past few months is an understatement, and today's news probably won't help raise the morale around Waterloo. According to AppleInsider, oilfield services gia...
02:27 am GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Buys eCommerce Data Targeting Startup Adku
I love the smell of acquisitions in the morning! We've just heard that Groupon has acquired Adku, a stealth startup that uses big data in order to personalize the online shopping experience for people...
02:27 am GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Buys eCommerce Data Targeting Startup (And Angelpad Alumnus) Adku
I love the smell of acquisitions in the morning! We've just heard that Groupon has acquired Adku, a stealth startup that uses big data in order to personalize the online shopping experience for people...
01:25 am GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Lip Reading, 3D Desktops, And NUI: Microsoft Plans To Reinvent User Interaction
Deep in the skunk works of its Research and Labs divisions, secreted around the Seattle area, Microsoft is working on totally reinventing the way people interact with their computers. Very little is o...
01:13 am GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Backplane To Hold Music Hackathon At SXSW, With Top Industry Managers As Judges
A few weeks ago we wrote about Backplanea platform for creating interactive, highly visual communities that counts Lady Gaga as one of its backers, along with plenty of the Valley's most well-known i...
12:55 am GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Transparent Screen Android App Lets You Text And Walk Without Fear
I used to scowl when I saw people walking down the street with eyes locked on their phones, but necessity has gotten me in the habit of doing it too. Thanks to a new app called Transparent Screen thou...
12:51 am GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Can Startups Learn Anything From Linux?
Linux is the world's largest collaborative software development project. People from all over the world have influenced the Linux kernel code, and it runs on everything from mainframe computers to wri...
12:40 am GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Appoxee Raises Funding, Helps Mobile App Developers Boost User Engagement
Israeli startup Appoxee has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from early-stage investment firm Cyhawk Ventures. The company offers a service that helps app developers and publishers increase use...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch WWJD? The CEO Every Healthcare Leader Should Learn From
As healthcare goes through massive changes, health system CEOs would be well advised to study what newspaper industry leaders did (or perhaps more appropriately, didnt do) when faced with a similar si...
12:26 am GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Circuit Playground App Helps Makers Build Electronics
If you don't know a resistor from a Mister Mister, this is the app for you. Built by Adafruit, creators of DIY Arduino gear, Circuit Playground is a $2.99 app designed to help you identify and underst...
12:15 am GMT - Tue, February 7, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On SOPA: Mob Rule or Direct Democracy? (TCTV)
My own views about SOPA and the need to protect online intellectual property are well-known. But even I acknowledge that SOPA was a flawed bill that didn't represent a viable solution to policing the ...
11:50 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Brands Scored 2X Facebook Likes By Posting About Super Bowl
Want to win some extra visibility for your brand on Facebook? Post about current events. Brands grabbed 99.7% higher engagement on their Page posts by talking about the Super Bowl yesterday, and 60% h...
11:49 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch When Will The Post-PC Era Arrive? It Just Did.
There has been much debate about what the post-PC era is, when it will arrive, or whether it's already here. But key pieces of new data, emerging last week, are making the case that we crossed the ima...
11:46 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Incarnate: Bezos The Book Giant Is Planning A Store In Seattle
According to GoodEReader, Amazon is planning to open a retail store in Seattle this year where they will sell Amazon-exclusive books and, more importantly, Kindles of all kinds. While this looks to be...
11:34 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Early Twitter Product Head Anamitra Banerji Becomes An EIR At Foundation Capital
When Twitter shook up its product leadership in July, it let loose four Silicon Valley veterans into a talent-starved job market. While the three others have become a VC, a cofounder, and an engineeri...
11:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Brightcove Will Price IPO At $10-$12 Per Share
Online video service Brightcove will price its IPO between $10 and $12 per share, according to a new filing with the SEC.The company first filed for the IPO back in August of last year, saying it want...
11:18 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch LL Cool G: Ladies Love Cool Gadgets Too, Says Study
As the only girl on the Gadgets team, I often get asked to write what I call "lady-rants" about products targeted toward women. I have a problem with most of them, as the products themselves are eithe...
11:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Brinno Peephole Viewer Is A Viewer For Peepholes
My Dad, bless his heart, spends all day on the Internet and, like a reverse Cat's In The Cradle, my dad is just like me in that he loves to find wild junk that he thinks is interesting. To wit: he jus...
10:07 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Provacative Publisher Creates Book That Lets You Talk Back To The Characters
So in the interest of supporting unique publishing methods and ideas, I thought it might be interesting to talk about Verdant Books and something they're calling an "interactive novel." Now my idea of...
10:07 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Provocative Publisher Creates Book That Lets You Talk Back To The Characters
So in the interest of supporting unique publishing methods and ideas, I thought it might be interesting to talk about Verdant Books and something they're calling an "interactive novel." Now my idea of...
09:35 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Social Commerce Network Lockerz Debuts A Pinterest-Like Self-Expression Platform
Kleiner Perkins-backed social commerce network Lockerz is debuting a new Pinterest-like self-expression platform, where members can create and share collections of images and videos from anywhere on t...
09:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches Solve For X Website, The New Home For Its Global Innovations Conference
Google today launched a somewhat mysterious website called "Solve for X," which will now be the official homepage for a conference by the same name. Solve for X, according to the description provided,...
08:52 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Honeywell Files Patent Lawsuit Against Smart Thermostat Developer Nest
Conglomerate Honeywell, which develops thermostats, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nest Labs, the developer of the innovative smart thermostat. The lawsuit, which was filed United Sta...
08:26 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch iPhone 4S Ranks #1 In Q4, But More First-Time Buyers Choose Android
According to new research from the NPD Group, Apple passed LG and Samsung to become the top-selling U.S. handset brand in Q4 2011. Combined, the three available models of the iPhone (iPhone 4S, iPhone...
08:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy Note Goes Up For Pre-Order At AT&T
Do you believe in a thing called love? If not, just listen to the rhythm of my heart... Or head on over to AT&T's website to pre-order the Galaxy Note. If for some reason you don't remember, the N...
08:13 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Samsung Planning A Full Line Of Galaxy S3 Phones, First Model To Hit This May
Samsung's next flagship smartphone needs to be huge, iPhone 4 huge. It needs to be as competitive as the Galaxy S II as its set to go head-to-head with the iPhone 5. But success won't be found as easi...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Hunch Takes A Deep Data Dive On The Tastes And Interests Of eBay Users
In November, eBay acquired Hunch, a service that provides a taste graph of personalized recommendations based on users interests. eBay wants to use Hunch's technology to used to drive more personalize...
07:48 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Rdio Releases New Android App, Ought To Be Ashamed Of Its Windows Phone App
Today, Rdio is releasing a brand new application for Android phones chock-full of fresh features, which is awesome. Mainly because it gives me an excuse to write up a rant I would have published at so...
07:38 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon And Redbox Taking On Netflix With New Joint Venture
Ladies and gentlemen, it looks like the mysterious Project Zoetrope will soon be seeing the light of day. Verizon and Redbox owner Coinstar have just taken to the wires today to announce their new joi...
07:34 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Hey, Neelie Kroes, Maybe You Could Return Our Calls About This EU Cookie Law?
Early last year we pointed out that implementing the proposed EU cookie law would profoundly affect European technology companies and anyone running a business online out of Europe. Let's review why.F...
07:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Mobeam Adds $1.5M To Series A Following Partnership With P&G
Mobeam, the San Francisco-based startup whose technology enables mobile phones to interact with laser scanners at the point of sale, has added another $1.5 million to its Series A round. The company h...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Social Ridesharing Startup RideJoy Raises $1.3M From Freestyle Capital, Lerer Ventures And Others
Ridejoy, a YC-backed startup that brings people together via ridesharing on long-distance trips, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding led by Freestyle Capitalwith Lerer Ventures, Start Fund, SV Ang...
06:52 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch White Galaxy Nexus Gets An Official Launch Date
It's hard not to love the Galaxy Nexus, even if you're not a Fandroid. With a 4.65-inch 720p display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and Android 4.0 ICS to boot, what's not to love? Well, if you're bein...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Hulu And TiVo Announce Top Super Bowl Commercials, But Wheres The Tech?
The 2012 Super Bowl has come and gone, while you're left to clean up the beer cans, wash off that face paint, and get back to planning your next pivot. The game itself provided more than enough excite...
06:13 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Tsavo Media To Pay Yahoo $4.8M For Sending Low Quality Traffic, President Quits
Tsavo Media, which operates a network of roughly 300 websites and blogs as an indirect subsidiary of Canadian online publishing and advertising company Cyberplex, is being retroactively charged $4.8 m...
05:56 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia: The White Lumia 800 Will Ship This Month Starting With European Markets
Forget about the Lumia 900 for a minute. Nokia just announced white Nokia Lumia 800 is finally on the release block and scheduled to hit stores later this month. Availability will be limited to Europe...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Kenexa Acquires E-Learning Solutions Company OutStart
In an effort to expand its reach into the e-learning market, Kenexa, a publicly listed provider of business solutions for human resources and talent management, has agreed to acquire Boston-based OutS...
02:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Citing Short-Term Difficulties, HTC Forecasts Weak Q1, Significant Revenue Drop
Smartphones and tablets maker HTC this morning said it foresees a huge drop in revenue (PDF) in the first quarter, citing "short-term difficulties" as it gears up to - reportedly - launch four new pho...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Gadgets Week in Review: Graham Band
Here are some of the past week’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: To Heck With The Super Bowl: GOG Features Sierra Game Three-Packs For $5 iModela Adds CNC Milling To Your Home 3D Printing Arsenal...
01:42 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch More MegaUpload Fallout As BitTorrent Search Engine BTjunkie Calls It Quits
BTjunkie, a popular BitTorrent search service, has been 'voluntarily' shut down by its operator(s). In a goodbye message, BTjunkie writes:This is the end of the line my friends. The decision does not ...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Wealthfront Allows Tech Company Stock Holders To Test Share Sale Strategies Post-IPO
One of the challenges that many post-IPO tech company employees will face is when to sell stock and how much stock to sell once the their stock lockups conclude.Financial advisors can help with this, ...
11:10 am GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Pedestrian Map App, Lumatic, Raises $800K From Joi Ito And 500 Startups
All the major map apps like Google Maps, Bing Maps, and Mapquest have walking directions as a standard feature, but the folks at Lumatic don't think they are good enough. It is creating mobile maps de...
10:50 am GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch In The Future, The Business Founder Will Not Be Ignored
The entrepreneurial world loves nothing like a good meme. One of the more recent ones making the rounds from Palo Alto to Paris is that a startup simply cant get off the ground without a technical fou...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz-Backed Nicira Pulls The Curtains Back On Disruptive Network Virtualization Platform
The enterprise is moving towards simplicity, and this extends to the data center. Nicira, a stealthy virtualization startup with backing from big-name investors, is pulling the curtains back on its di...
09:29 am GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter: In The Final 3 Minutes Of The Super Bowl, There Were 10,000 Tweets Per Second
Big TV events are becoming an increasingly popular catalyst of activity on social media, with sporting events being at the top of the list. Many of us can no longer enjoy a Super Bowl without checking...
09:03 am GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch First Legal Streaming Super Bowl A Success, But Audience Still Denied The Real Show
Lately, we've been seeing more and more big television events come with an online streaming counterpart. Big sporting and televised events are showing up online, with the 2010 Olympics seeming to be o...
06:48 am GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Tech Bowl: Best Buy Spotlights Mobile Innovators, Founders In Super Bowl Spot
Every year, Best Buy runs a big Super Bowl spot, and traditionally they go the route of hiring a big celebrity to hawk their brand message. Last year, it was "the Biebs" and Ozzy Osbourne. This year, ...
05:43 am GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch To Heck With The Super Bowl: GOG Features Sierra Game Three-Packs For $5
Good Old Games is running a $4.99 sale on multiple Sierra titles including Space Quest and Kings Quest. The games come in packages of three and are compatible with Windows (sorry, Mac users, but here'...
04:30 am GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Ahead Of Its IPO On The NYSE, Yelp Shows Growing Losses
It may now be obscured by all the hoopla surrounding Facebook's going public, but back in November the popular user-generated review site, Yelp, filed to go public and planned to raise $100 million ah...
04:30 am GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Keep It Simple, Stupid: The Enterprise Version
Back in 2009, my colleague MG Siegler wrote a brilliant piece titled 'Keep It Simple, Stupid,' which delved into how having a simple and easy to use product is a key formula for winning in the consume...
03:22 am GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Could Jumpstart HTML5 Platform With App Bookmarks On News Feed
Facebook's late-comer HTML5 mobile app platform lags way behind the Apple App Store and Android Marketplace. Yesterday I spotted Facebook's latest effort to catch up -- a test showing bookmarks for th...
02:21 am GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Schooled Music Execs Then, Here Are The Lessons Online Video Should Learn Now
Apples all-in-one physical flat-screen iTV is coming, make no mistake. And, when it does, it will represent Apples attempt to reinvent the television experience in much the same way it did for music. ...
01:08 am GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Personalized eCommerce Is Already Here, You Just Dont Recognize It
Reading Leena Raos recent article on Techcrunch about the personalization revolution, you get the sense that the tech world is waiting for a bus that isnt coming. Rao quotes well-known industry expert...
12:18 am GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch Bang!
The Artist parades its conceit at every turn of its familiar romance. We're doing this no sound thing for you because it's good for you. Things will work out fine. The dog needs no dialogue. The music...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, February 6, 2012
Techcrunch The Future of Peer Review
This guest post was written by Richard Price, founder and CEO of Academia.edu an online community that revolves around researchers and their work.Instant distributionMany academics are excited about ...
11:35 pm GMT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Techcrunch White House Pushes Green Button To Liberate Your Energy Data
The future of easy home energy monitoring may be a little bit closer, thanks to a government initiative designed to allow consumers direct access to their energy consumption data.The White House's new...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Techcrunch Designing for Mobile: 7 Guidelines for Startups to Follow
As an investor, Ive seen hundreds of mobile application pitches. And as a consumer, Ive downloaded hundreds more some out of curiosity and others in the hope that Ill find something so useful and exc...
09:21 pm GMT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Techcrunch How Facebook Really Stacks Up Against Pre-IPO Google
Now that Facebook is preparing the biggest tech IPO in history, it is possible to compare its financials and potential market value to Google's when it went public. At first glance, all of Facebook's ...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Techcrunch The Phone Stacking Game: Lets Make This A Thing
So it's Saturday night and you're out with friend. Are they the inconsiderate jerk who can't stop checking their smartphone? Or is that you?Either way, here's one way to make dinner a little more inte...
05:21 am GMT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Techcrunch Im A New York Times Subscriber, So Wheres My Tote Bag?
The New York Times released its latest earnings report earlier this week, spurring another round of discussion about the newspaper's paywall, which was near the beginning of this year. The consensus: ...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Techcrunch Labor Efficiency: The Next Great Internet Disruption
For more than a decade now, the Internet has done a great job of making things in our day-to-day lives more efficient by easily connecting parties who can have a mutually beneficial personal or busine...
12:28 am GMT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Run from the Bulls?
Much ink has been spilled these past few days on the Facebook IPO filing. Much of it analyses the details revealed in the S1 initial document. Some of it has focused on revenue and growth; some of it ...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, February 5, 2012
Techcrunch An Arab Spring For IT
Change in the air. Its palpable.Those of us in the technology world are witnessing a transformation: a buyer-led revolution in how information technology is both produced and consumed. Smartphones and...
11:15 pm GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 02.04.12 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor trembled in the face of Facebook's IPO and all-out war on the open Web, also known as Google. Me, I go back to Bill Gates...
11:11 pm GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch AlgorithmsData vs. AnalystsReports: Fight!
Quick, what's the second most traded commodity in the world, after oil? Sorry, no: it's not coffee. In fact, while hard data is scant, it may well be -- of all things -- carbon. No, really. According ...
10:16 pm GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch Sh#t VCs Say: Have You Ever Tried Kiteboarding?
Following in the tradition of "Shit Silicon Valley Says" and other Shit ______ Says memes, August Capital's David Hornick has made "Shit VCs Say." There are some gems in here, including:...
08:04 pm GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerbergs 6 Ingredients For Success
Leadership guru Warren Bennis asked whether leaders are born or made. When asked if Wall Street would accept a young Mark Zuckerberg in his early 20s as CEO, Facebook investor Peter Thiel said: Well, ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch Which Service Has The Best Welcome Message? (Hint: Pin Carefully!)
Two days ago, I received an invite to Pinterest. (I know, I'm late.) After signing up, I pretty much ignored the welcome message, just as I do with most services. But last night I decided to get mysel...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Zen
Here are some recent stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: The Zen Table Practices Mindfulness So You Dont Have To The Wheel: What Is The Foxconn Debate Really About? iModela Adds CNC Milling To Your Home 3D...
09:22 am GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Javascript API Goes Down, Taking Down Likes, Comments And Apps With It
I dare you to Facebook Like or even comment on this post. You can't, because the Facebook Javascript API, the backend system which allows developer applications and Facebook's own apps like Likes and ...
08:54 am GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch Investors Drive $ZNGA Up 26% In Two Days Following Facebook IPO Filing
Those of us who have been following the social gaming industry already know that Zynga has made up a big portion of Facebook's revenues. But lots of public investors only seem to have gotten the memo ...
08:27 am GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch I Use Wikipedia More Than Makeup
I just donated $40 to Wikipedia, because I promised myself I would every time I poked fun at its Holiday donation drive and then just never got around to it. Did you know that you could actually donat...
07:09 am GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch Google Adjusts Political Posture With Sponsorship Of Conservative Conference
In interesting but ultimately not very shocking news, Google has signed on as a major sponsor of the Conservative Political Action Conference, which is more or less what it sounds like. Not that there...
04:48 am GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch Watch 2012 Super Bowl Commercials Now With Facebook + USA Todays Ad Meter
Want to watch the big budget Super Bowl commercials, but can't wait till Sunday or don't care about football? Facebook and USA Today have just launched Ad Meter, a Facebook app where you canwatch many...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch Pokki Gives Quick Access To Madden NFL Superstars, Just In Time For The Big Game
It's the Super Bowl season, when a host of services and apps debut just in time for the biggest television event of the year. And, if you're a fan of Madden's NFL Superstars (a web app that's availabl...
03:48 am GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch Arianna Wants To Put A Nap Room In TechCrunch HQ. LOL.
Silicon Valley absolutely, positively doesn't need a nap room because in theory we don't sleep, let alone nap (and if we do need to nap -- like in an emergency -- we take that shiz home, far far away ...
03:29 am GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch Fear Not: Google Will Still Support The Verizon Galaxy Nexus
Earlier this afternoon Droid-Life noticed something strange: the Android developer devices page had been modified to remove the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, leading the site to question whether Google may ha...
02:50 am GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch U.S. Government & Military To Get Secret-Worthy Android Phones
The amount of stuff we trust to fly in and out of our smartphones is astounding. Just look at what happened when a couple of reporters got access to an unwitting (and rather unlucky) Apple employee's ...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 02.03.12 (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor are recording live at 1pm PT....
01:39 am GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Kicks Chart Topping Fakes Out Of App Store
Temple Jump, Tiny Birds, Numbers With Friends. These are not the apps you love. They're fakes designed to scam you out of $1.99 when you go to buy Temple Run, Tiny Wings, or Words With Friends. Today ...
01:30 am GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch Micron CEO Dead At 51
The CEO of Micron Technology, Steve Appleton, died in a small plane crash today in Boise, Idaho. He was 51.Appleton worked at the company since 1983, starting on the night shift production line. He di...
01:15 am GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch OnSports Mobile App Battles Its Way Up A Tough League Ahead Of The Super Bowl
Most popular mobile sports apps are trying to feed you scores and news, or show you fantasy numbers. OnSports, by HitPost, is in a smaller class of apps that's focused on users running the discussion ...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch The Zen Table Practices Mindfulness So You Dont Have To
Remember those little Zen rock gardens they used to sell for desks? So you could take a minute of your busy day to contemplate the void? Thanks to the magic of Kickstarter, you can build your own auto...
12:57 am GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch Ansca Mobile Accuses Partner PapayaMobile Of Copying Its Code
Ansca Mobile, the Palo Alto-based mobile development company and makers of the popular Corona SDK, is accusing its partner PapayaMobile of ripping off parts of its SDK for use in PapayaMobile'sSocial ...
12:55 am GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch Some Refurbished Xooms Could Put Personal Data In The Wrong Hands
Maybe it was too thick, maybe it was too heavy, maybe you just didnt like Honeycomb. Regardless of your reasoning, you may want to keep your eyes peeled on your credit score if you bought and returned...
12:29 am GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch Tumblr Lets You Highlight Your Favorite Posts For A Dollar
Tumblr is introducing a new feature today that lets its users pay a dollar in order to have their post featured on the Tumblr Dashboard. The option is called "Highlights," and it's now available right...
12:29 am GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch Tumblr Now Lets You Highlight Your Favorite Posts For A Dollar
Tumblr is introducing a new feature today that lets its users pay a dollar in order to have their post featured on the Tumblr Dashboard. The option is called "Highlights," and it's now available right...
12:20 am GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch The Wheel: What Is The Foxconn Debate Really About?
Thirty spokes meet at a nave;Because of the hole we may use the wheel.Clay is moulded into a vessel;Because of the hollow we may use the cup.Walls are built around a hearth;Because of the doors we may...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, February 4, 2012
Techcrunch Peter Thiel Invests (Again) In Xeros $16.6M Round
Online accounting software maker Xero has raised a new $16.6 million round of funding from existing investors including PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, whose most famous investment, Facebook, just fil...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Dane Jasper: Why High Speed Broadband Is The Key To US Innovation (TCTV)
There are few more articulate supporters of high speed broadband access than Sonic.net CEO Dane Jasper. Not only does he think Americans should have the right to high quality broadband, but he also th...
11:25 pm GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch The Founders of Warby Parker Talk Wire Frames And The Hipster Question
Earlier this week during the Crunchieswe snagged the founders of Warby Parker for a backstage interview which was fitting, as I've been wearing a pair of their specs myself (they seemed pleased by th...
10:48 pm GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch Shazam, Delivery Agent Let You Buy Super Bowl Gear While Watching The Big Game
The Super Bowl is just around the corner, but unfortunately most of us won't be able to attend the big game. Parties are fun and all, but there's nothing like leaving the stadium with arms full of jer...
09:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch Making Learning Fun For Kids, Everything Butt Art Launches Its First iPad App
You know what's funny? If you Google "how do you get kids to learn" (sans quotes, even), the first result goes to this TechCrunch blog post about an app that lets kids draw butts on the iPad. Really! ...
09:29 pm GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch Dear Nokia, This Pink Lumia 800 Commercial Discouraged Me. -Boys Everywhere
Nokia's UK YouTube account has posted a video promoting the pink Lumia 800, and shockingly enough it seems pretty targeted toward women. Here's the thing: It's pretty obvious that, with a pink phone, ...
09:23 pm GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch Test Dropboxs New Android App And Snag Some Extra Storage Space
Dropbox has no shortage of fans or users these days -- their stellar wins at the Crunchies are proof of that -- and now the cloud storage service is leaning on them to test an experimental new build o...
09:16 pm GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch Google Chrome Market Share Drops For First Time In Two Years
Google's move to demote the Chrome website in search rankings in January led to a decline in browser market share, according to new data from Net Applications. Google's Chrome web browser dropped from...
08:31 pm GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch iModela Adds CNC Milling To Your Home 3D Printing Arsenal
Upset that the Makerbot can't produce solid, smooth objects for your home 3D printing pleasure? Why not give the iModela a look. ...
08:16 pm GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch Evernotes First Institutional Investor Troika Sells Stake To Sequoia For Over 10X Return
Russian venture firm Troika Ventures is announcing that it has sold its share in productivity app Evernote to fellow investor Sequoia Capital. Troika Ventures was Evernotes first institutional investo...
08:14 pm GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch Lead Management Company Leads360 Raises $15 Million
Leads360, a consumer sales automation and telephony platform, announced today it has completed a $15 million round of new funding. The round was led by Volition Capital and saw participation from exis...
07:26 pm GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Injunction Kicks 3 iPhones And An iPad Off Of Apples German Site
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a website called Apple.de. And on this website, in historical Deutschland, there lived three iPhones and an iPad. They were a happy bunch: some w...
07:26 pm GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Injunction Kicks 3 iPhones And An iPad Off Of Apples German Site (Update)
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a website called Apple.de. And on this website, in historical Deutschland, there lived three iPhones and an iPad. They were a happy bunch: some w...
05:31 pm GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch Lean-but-mean StylistPick Guns For The Competition With New War Chest
Bringing US business models to Europe might seem an obvious move for some - but it's frequently far harder than it might appear. US incumbents can indeed try to expand, but some fall at the first hurd...
02:13 pm GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch The 16-Year-Old Startup CEO And The Hong Kong Billionaire [TCTV]
[tc_ooyala code="Y1YjZmMzqrDqFLX3J2SsqbZOqcVZeKWm"]We covered the launch of Summly an application that summarises text last year, but I recently caught up with Nick D'Aloisio, the16 year year-old prog...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Dust
Here are some recent posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: The Peek Bites The Dust Steve Jobs Impersonator With Angel Wings And Halo Used To Hawk A Worthless Android Tab The $199 PlayBook Returns For A Limited...
12:59 pm GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch The Seven Most Interesting Startups At 500 Startups Demo Day
Halfway to living up to its moniker with over 250 startups, 500 Startups held a series of demo days this week and last, where a group of 33 scrappy startups presented their wares to investors in both ...
08:25 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Tests Photo Viewer That Encourages Comments, Google+ Comparisons
Facebook is testing a new photo viewer layout that mounts engagement buttons and comments to the right rather than beneath images. See, Facebook doesn't want you to just view comments, it wants you to...
07:39 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch The Revolution May Or May Not Be Branded
The Occupy movement, or rallying cry, or whatever you want to call it, is by its nature decentralized. By refusing to come together under one banner other than the word "Occupy," they've both diluted ...
06:57 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch Yammer Time: In 2011 Pretty Much Everything Tripled
Yammer grew like crazy last year. How crazy? Product VP Jim Patterson just tweeted out the Yammer 2011 Year in Review infographic below with the comment: "Pretty much everything tripled." Paid seats ...
06:44 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Galaxy Nexus Gets Semi-Official Google Wallet Support
The tale of Google Wallet's life thus far is a bit of a weird one, but here's the gist: Google launched it back in September, initially as an exclusive feature on Sprint's Nexus S. We reviewed it here...
06:32 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch Hitwise: Facebook.com Now Accounts For 1 In Every 5 Pageviews On The Web (In The U.S.)
In case you happened to be the victim of a day-long coma yesterday, it was a very exciting day for Mark Zuckerberg, Silicon Valley, and that quaint little social network we've all come to know, love, ...
05:47 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch The Alan Lomax Folk Collection Will Be Available For Streaming In February
Alan Lomax single-handedly (and some would say, heavy-handedly) saved the folk music from oblivion. Son of John Lomax, Alan travelled across the US and around the world recording folk musicians in the...
04:02 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch Want To Buy Last-Minute Tickets To Local Events (At A Discount)? WillCall Is For You.
If you're anything like me (and hopefully for your sake, you're not), then you tend to do things --scheduling, booking, and so on -- at the last minute. For we Last Minute Scramblers, some highly usab...
03:04 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch HuffPo Unique Visitors Up 47%, Plans Streaming Network To Kill Cable News
Say what you will about The Huffington Post and AOL, their merger has given HuffPo the resources to conquer the online news aggregation business. Today HuffPo dropped some big stats about the year sin...
03:02 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch Surprise! Location App Highlight Actually Creates Serendipity
The big promise of location-based mobile apps is that they can help you find something great in real life without you meaning to look for it. But that hasn't usually been my experience. Instead, wheth...
02:51 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch After 11 Billion App Downloads, Google Finally Gets Serious About Bouncing Android Malware
Love it or love it less, Android is a force to be reckoned with. As Jordan wrote last night, Android cannot be ignored, and The Crunchies served as a timely illustration. The most successful apps work...
02:33 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch The Peek Bites The Dust
You may remember the Peek, a device that showed up back in 2008 (so long ago, now!) offering nothing but email. That's right, nothing but email in an age when smartphones were already becoming popular...
01:34 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch Part Health Tracker, Part Q&A Community, WeSprout Looks To Bring Sanity To Parenting
Parenting is already an extremely hard job, let alone the myriad issues tired parents find in trying to track down the best local babysitter and daycare services, schools, and more. Meanwhile, the bra...
01:34 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch Windows Phone 8 Apollo Features Leak
A video detailing the new features of Windows Phone 8 Apollo — originally intended for Microsoft's smartphone partners — has leaked into the hands of PocketNow editors. Yay! In my opinion,...
01:29 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch Google Adds A New Security Layer To The Android Market A Bouncer, If You Will
Android malware has been an issue over the past year. Granted, most of the numbers we see out of security software companies are inflated — including malicious apps from third-party sources and ...
01:24 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch comScore: As U.S. Smartphone Usage Grows, Android Nears 50 Percent Market Share
comScore just released its monthly mobile numbers, which charts smartphone usage from U.S. consumers for the three month period ending in December 2011. For the period, 234 million Americans age 13 an...
01:20 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch The $199 PlayBook Returns For A Limited Time
Back in November, there was a run on PlayBooks when the price was briefly reduced to $199. For a tablet that started out with a premium price, the deal proved enticing to many buyers. And again at the...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV: In the Studio, Greylocks John Lilly Examines the Opportunities in Personal Health Data
In the Studio at TechCrunch TV continues today with a guest who was once a Senior Scientist at Apple and CEO of Mozilla Corporation before eventually making the trek up Sand Hill Road, where today he'...
12:49 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch IPO Be Damned, Facebook Will Still Prioritize User Experience
For those not from Silicon Valley or Wall Street, there's only 1 thing you really need knowaboutFacebook's plan to become a publicly traded company: Your Facebook is not suddenly going be drowned in a...
12:38 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch MVF Reveals Your Most Valuable Twitter Follower, Facebook Coming Soon
Ever wonder which of your Twitter followers you should be sucking up to? Well, you can go to MVF and find out....
12:23 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch You Can Also Spy On Someones iPhone If You Kidnap Them And Lock Them In Your Basement
Yesterday, Gizmodo ran a story about a supposed bug in iOS, specifically related to iMessage. The title:The Apple Bug That Let Us Spy on a Total Strangers iPhone. Essentially, Gizmodo got ahold of an ...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, February 3, 2012
Techcrunch TripIt Owner Concur Backs Personalized Travel Search Engine Room 77
Travel and expense management company Concur revealed in its earnings today that it made an undisclosed investment in Room 77, a comprehensive and personalized search engine and review site focused ex...
11:37 pm GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Sonic.net: Why Fiber Is The Future Of Wired Connectivity
It's always nice to see a small, plucky start-up take on the big guys and not only survive but also prosper. My excellent Santa Rosa based ISP Sonic.net is doing just that - laying its own fiber-to-th...
11:02 pm GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Visualizing Facebooks Media Storage: How Big Is 100 Petabytes?
Just a little tidbit from everyone's favorite reading material this week, the Facebook IPO filing: the company noted that it now stores over 100 petabytes of media (photos and videos) uploaded by its ...
10:56 pm GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Coming Off Big Holiday Season, Sincerely Inks Mobile Postcards Now Ready For Valentines Day
Sincerely, the maker of mobile apps that let you send your photos as print postcards, is pushing out a new version of its Sincerely Ink app today. The main change is that the theme now features Valent...
10:06 pm GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Why Its Good News HealthIT is So Bad
I know of no industry where technology is as despised as it is in healthcare. It's telling that it took government money to incentivize healthcare providers to finally do what virtually every other in...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Showyou Rolls Out All-New iPad App With Improved Video Discovery, Better Social Tools
Social video browsing app Showyou just launched version 3.0 of its iPad application, a major update with a ton of new features. Competing in a hot space with competitors like Fanhattan, Shelby.tv, Squ...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Docstoc Releases New iPad Apps Focused On Helping SMBs Streamline Their Businesses
DocStoc, a document sharing site has been focusing on providing bundles of premium professional documents for businesses for some time now. But today, the startup is expanding to producing articles an...
09:51 pm GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Steve Jobs Impersonator With Angel Wings And Halo Used To Hawk A Worthless Android Tab
Bad taste. Is nothing off-limits anymore? I'm always up for a good satire but this Action Electronics' video promo airing on Taiwanese for the Action Pad misses the mark. It's not the turtle neck, sta...
09:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Newest TechStars Network Member Hub Ventures Is Looking For Change The World Startups
Hub Ventures, the San Francisco-based startup accelerator focused on funding entrepreneurs "building a better world," is the newest member of the TechStars network. The official announcement of its Te...
07:33 pm GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Network Mojiva Reaches 1 Billion Devices
Mobile ad startup Mojiva is the latest startup to start throwing around the word "billion" in its press releases. The company says it now reaches one billion unique devices each month.Of those devices...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch For It Before They Were Against It: Google Spent $400K On SOPA Lobbying
According to filings with the Federal Election Commission, Google spent approximately $390,000 (out of $3,760,000.00 total) on SOPA and PIPA lobbying including efforts to educate lawmakers on SOPA and...
07:07 pm GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile TV Apps Shazam, IntoNow Reveal Super Bowl Plans
When people watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, they may notice something different about the ads many of them will be touting a new way to interact with the advertised brands. Shazam, an app that allows...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch ConnecTV Prepares To Take On IntoNow With New Social TV Platform
Today, a company called ConnecTV is launching an ambitious new service for socializing the TV viewing experience using mobile and web-based applications. The new app, available first on the iPad, with...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Swarm
Here are some of yesterday’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Swarming Robots Will Fly Menacingly Towards Your Loved Ones In Perfect Formation Mint.com Launches Android Tablet App The New Android ...
01:14 pm GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Tucows Officially Launches Ting, A More Thoughtful Wireless Carrier
Tucows is probably best known for their slew of web services and their extensive reseller network, but CEO Elliot Noss sees room to grow in another space: mobile. After spending the past few months co...
11:57 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch You Know Whats Cool? $1 Billion In Profits
We learned a lot of things about Facebook today from its IPO filing. But there is one detail that sticks out for its improbable exactness: The $1.000 billion in profits Facebook reported for 2011.The ...
10:46 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Little Black Bag Raises $2.75M From GRP, Chamath P., David Tisch And Others
There is something to be said about the serendipity of shopping in a brick and mortar stores, especially when you're buying fashion. The dilemma with clothing is that you don't know what you'll like u...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Glassdoor Launches Inside Connections, A Facebook-Based Job Hunting Tool
The jobs and career community site Glassdoor is hoping to ride on the coattails of the Facebook IPO hotness with this evening's launch of a new Facebook-based product called "Inside Connections." With...
08:03 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Android Can No Longer Be Ignored, And The Crunchies Prove It
While sitting at the Crunchies last night something became quite apparent: almost all the big guys — even the ones who were stubborn about it — are currently available on Android. And what...
07:33 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch New Everpix iPhone App Automatically Uploads Your Photos To The Cloud
Photo organization service (andTechCrunch Disrupt finalist)Everpix just launched its first iPhone application. The app does two key things: it offers you a way to access your entire photo collection f...
07:21 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch The New Android Watch In The Google Store Isnt What You Think
I really wish this whole post could be about Google taking a big step forward in the field of wearable tech with the introduction of a new Android-powered wrist device, but their new Android watch is ...
07:17 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Yes, We Actually Changed Our Logo To Zuck (A Facebook IPO Round Up)
Facebook put the "sexy" in S-1 today, with its IPO filing basically DDoSing the SEC's site and eventually Scribd this afternoon.Because it drives massive amounts of trafficwe are genuinely interested,...
06:53 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Wants All Two Billion Internet Users, But Growth Rates Are Slowing
Make no mistake about Facebook's ambitions. "There are more than two billion global Internet users," its S-1 filing states, "...and we aim to connect all of them." As evidence of its ability to reach ...
06:35 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Think Profit.
When Steve Jobs took the stage at Macworld in 1998, he did something unusual. For the first time in any presentation he had ever given, he ended with a slide reading, "Oh, and one more thing..." This ...
06:09 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Ads Becoming (A Little) More Valuable; Mobile May Be Next
In the S-1 filing for Facebook's IPO, the company offers a little more insight into its advertising business, which it describes as "the substantial majority" of its revenue (and that's an understatem...
05:55 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch LeVar Burton Snags @ReadingRainbow Twitter Handle To Push New Reading App
While we nerds may best remember LeVar Burton as a VISOR-clad Starfleet officer, he also spent much of the 80s and 90s instilling in children an appreciation for reading. In fact, Burton is still stuc...
05:54 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Review: Panasonic Lumix GX1
A return to form for Panasonic, and a M4/3 camera that photographers won't be suspicious of. Its weaknesses are largely the weaknesses of its class of camera, but beyond those it's solid, comfortable,...
05:14 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Payments Are A $557M Business For Facebook That Could Expand From Games To Apps
Within Facebook's S-1, the social network revealed that its Payments business is bringing in $557 million in revenue per year. As the company explains, it currently requires Payments integration in ga...
04:55 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Fujifilm X-Pro1 Finally Gets Pricing: $1700, Plus $600 Each For Lenses
Well, that's the end of that dream for me. I was really looking forward to owning one of these lovely little cameras, but Fujifilm has just gone and priced it right out of my range. Amazon has put up ...
04:44 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch ShoreTel To Acquire Cloud Communications Company M5 Networks For Up To $146 Million
IP phone company ShoreTel has today announced that it is beefing up its offerings by acquiring unified communications company M5 Networks in a deal that is valued up to $146 million in cash and stock....
04:33 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks IPO: An End To All The Revenue Speculation
Facebook just revealed its financials in preparation for its public offering.Bear with me: This means no more "leaks" of Facebook's revenue numbers to spike its valuation in secondary markets. No more...
04:10 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Cant Get Facebooks SEC Filing To Load? Good News, We Have It Here
Since we were getting a little frustrated with the slow-loading, totally crashing SEC.gov website, we decided to do everyone around here a favor. We made a PDF of the filing and posted it publicly on ...
04:01 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Art Hack Day
This past weekend, I find myself thinking about Steve standing at the crossroads of Art and Tech, and I wonder if this is what he had in mind as I navigate down a deserted industrial street in Bushwic...
03:57 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Mobile Monthly Active Users Grew 21% Over Past Four Months
Earlier analyst estimates from December had pegged the monthly active users of Facebook's mobile apps at around 300 million per month. This number includes smartphone apps, like those for the Android ...
03:57 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Back To Basics: Sony Appoints Kazuo Hirai, Ousts Stringer
If there's been one complaint my contacts inside large CE companies have had, career-wise, it's been the inability to rise far in the hierarchy. While there are clear exceptions to this rule, the comp...
03:49 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Bamboo-Clad ADzero Android Phone Goes From Concept To Real Product
Ever since I saw this mesmerizing commercial for the wood-clad (and unfortunately named) Touch Wood, I've been a sucker for phones of a more organic persuasion. While the Touch Wood ultimately never s...
03:42 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg Will Have a $1 Salary, Starting In 2013
Here's another way that Mark Zuckerberg is following his idol Steve Jobs: He will have a $1 salary, starting in 2013....
03:42 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Risk Factors: Mobile, Gov, Slowed Growth, Google+
Facebook's S-1 IPO filing includes a detailed assessment of business risks. These include: its lack of mobile monetization and the fact that it doesn't own a mobile platform, government restriction of...
03:27 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Still Growing Everywhere, Europe Leads At 229M, Asia Catching Up With 212M
I've spent the last few years trying to figure out Facebook's regional traffic numbers via third party measurement firms and by scraping its ad tool. But now, I don't have to, because the company has ...
03:15 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook IPO Crashes SEC Website
It appears that the excitement over the Facebook IPO has crashed the SEC's website. The link to the Facebook SEC filing, previouslyavailable here, is no longer loading. Instead, we're seeing a "this w...
03:13 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Makes Up 12 Percent of Facebooks Revenue
Everyone likes to talk about how dependent Zynga is on Facebook, but that relationship cuts both ways. In the social network's S-1 filing, Facebook says that Zynga accounted for 12 percent of its reve...
03:08 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks S-1 And The Largest Shareholders: Zuck Owns 28 Percent
Facebook's S-1 is finally out and we can now see how much stock Zuck, investors, employees and others own in the company. Facebook has raised a total of $2.4 billion in funding and seeks to raise as m...
02:58 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Profits: $1 Billion, On $3.7 Billion In Revenues
Facebook just filed its IPO registration (SEC doc here) and its financials are off the charts. Facebook's IPO document provides the first peek at its financials.The company did $3.7 billion in revenue...
02:58 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks S-1 Reveals: 845 Million Users Every Month, More Than Half Daily, Half Mobile
As part of its initial filing to go public, Facebook has just revealed some new user numbers that illustrate just how big it is.It had 845 million monthly active users and 483 million daily active use...
02:52 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Pearson-Incubated Startup Alleyoop Launches To Gamify Adaptive Learning
According to the National Center on Education and the Economy, only 1 in 6 high school freshmen will go on to graduate from college on time, and about 25 percent of Americans drop out before they fini...
02:52 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks S-1 Letter From Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook has just filed its S-1 to IPO. Below is the letter from Mark Zuckerberg about the purpose of the company. We'll have more analysis shortly....
02:52 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks S-1 Letter From Zuckerberg Urges Understanding Before Investment
Facebook has just filed its S-1 to IPO. Below is the letter from founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook's purpose, in which he explains "Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It...
02:50 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Files For $5 Billion IPO
The wait is over: Facebook has just filed for its IPO.Facebook is looking to raise $5 billionand will mint hundreds (perhaps even thousands) of employees as millionaires in the process. You can find i...
02:45 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Path, Google+ And Jack Dorsey At The 2011 Crunchies: Comebacks Win
The world loves to celebrate comebacks from failure, but the Crunchies and the companies it features are all so new that the show hasn't done much of that. That changed last nightat the 2011 Crunchies...
02:33 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Hey Look! Its A Square iPod Nano With A Camera!
Man, it feels like it's been forever since the last time we've seen a seemingly legit Apple leak. Maybe they've tightened the security around the factory lines; maybe it's because the last two major h...
02:27 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch BlackBerry Users Least Likely To Score On The First Date In Canada, Mind You
You've heard of Match.com, right? It's a dating site much like OkCupid or eHarmony, and from the bowels of the website's collective online dating profiles, a company called Zoomerang harvested an inte...
02:16 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Swarming Robots Will Fly Menacingly Towards Your Loved Ones In Perfect Formation
This video is making the nerd rounds today and it's pretty amazing. It shows a set of quadrocopters first righting themselves after a catastrophic failure and returning to a certain point (the scienti...
02:10 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Updates Kinect Hardware For Official Windows Release
We've known for some time that Microsoft would be bringing official Kinect support to Windows this week, but one thing they kept quiet was the fact that they'd be debuting a new version of the hardwar...
02:06 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Stealth Startup Numecent Raises $2 Million Series A For Cloudpaging Technology
Numecent, a stealth startup building a patented "cloudpaging" technology, just raised $2 million in Series A funding from undisclosed corporate investors. The $2 million tranche is a part of a larger ...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Wahooly Launches Its Crowdfunding Experiment With First 3 Startups Ready For Social Capital
There's an interesting experiment afoot in the startup community, which poses the following questions to entrepreneurs: Would you be willing to trade equity in your startup in return for social media ...
01:46 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Bebo Apologizes For Downtime: Were Not Going Anywhere
When social network Bebo went down on Monday, what seemed like a flood of distraught users concluded that the site must be shutting down, and they took to Twitter to commemorate it. Instead, the downt...
01:38 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Nintendo Partners With free-hotspot.com For Free 3DS WiFi Access Across Europe
The Nintendo 3DS just got a bit more connected. The gaming company has teamed with free-hotspot.com to provide 5,000 access points to 3DS owners throughout 22 European companies. 3DSs can now hop onli...
01:31 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Picture Messaging App Zlango Hits 1 Million Android Users Four Months After Launch
Zlango, a goofy but fun icon-based text messaging app, just hit one million U.S. users on the Android platform only four months after launching. Backed by Accel and Benchmark Capital, the app original...
01:25 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Pro Tip: Dont Pivot Your Way Into Irrelevancy
They say news is what happens to the editor on his way to work, so here's some news: podcast distributor Mevio has apparently pivoted right out of the game. The company hosted a number of well-known w...
01:01 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Google Mobile Search Ad Requests More Than Doubled In 2011
As more and more consumers user their smartphones for search, Google's mobile search and display ads are growing like crazy. As we reported a few weeks ago, Googles mobile ad revenues are expected to ...
12:27 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Deadpool Alert: Google Wave Goes Read-Only
Everyone out of the pool! Google is shutting it down. As announced late last year, Google Wave is now in the final stages of its life and became read-only yesterday. Come April 30 the Wave pool will b...
12:04 am GMT - Thu, February 2, 2012
Techcrunch Ad Retargeter AdRoll: We Quadrupled Revenue Last Year, Now Profitable
As online ad retargeting becomes more ubiquitous, retargeting startup AdRoll says it's growing quickly.The company wasn't willing to reveal exact revenue numbers, but it did share some statistics abou...
11:06 pm GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch With Redesign, Foodspotting Aims To Be The Pandora For Food
CEO Alexa Andrzejewski would like you to know some things about Foodspotting: It's not just for sharing food photos. And it's not just for foodies.Andrzejewski has been saying this for a while now, bu...
10:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch The Trade Show Is Dead: Samsung Not Launching Galaxy S II Successor At MWC
The Samsung Galaxy S II successor will not be in attendance at Mobile World Congress. The company issued a statement this morning indicating that the phone will get its own event, one that's closer to...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Garage Sale App Rumgr Raises $500K From Zappos CEO (And Others)
Three Zappos alums are trying to replicate the garage sale experience on your smartphone and their startups Rumgr just raised a $500,000 seed round from a group of investors that includes Zappos CEO ...
08:36 pm GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch AOL Beats The Street, Q4 Revenue Down 3 Percent To $577M
AOL reported better than expected fourth quarter earnings this morning. The company, which owns TechCrunch, reported revenue of $576.8 million, which is down 3 percent from Q4 2010 revenue of $596 mil...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Ecommerce Platform Shopify Acquires Mobile App Development Studio Select Start
Shopify, which provides a turnkey e-commerce technology that lets anyone create a storefront online, has acquired mobile app and game studio Select Start Studios.The acquisition will be used to furthe...
07:14 pm GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Mint.com Launches Android Tablet App
Mint.com, the financial service we first mentioned at TechCrunch40 in 2007 (wow, that seems like a long time ago), announced that they have launched a new native app specifically for 9 and 10 inch And...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch The Birth Of An American GiantBasic Clothing Sold On The Web
Nothing is made in this country anymore. In terms of actual manufacturing, America is increasingly at a disadvantage. The logic of the global economy moves jobs overseas. Get used to it, we are told. ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Revenue Growth Strategy: Ad Targeting By In-App Behavior
Facebook has an answer to those wondering how it will justify its IPO price and keep revenues growing as it saturates key markets: a new behavioral ad targeting system. Facebook hasbeen quietly rollin...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Wunderkit Launches Beta For Its Wunderbar-designed Productivity Platform
Berlin-based startup 6Wunderkinder has just launched their private beta for their productivity suite Wunderkit. This is an extension to their simple, yet well designed task list manager Wunderlist, wh...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Best Overall Startup Dropbox Looks To The Future
Dropbox took home two of the big awards at this year's Crunchies: Best Cloud Service and Best Overall Startup. Both times, CEO Drew Houston came backstage to talk about the company's growth and its fu...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Linked CEO Jeff Weiner Says IPO Didnt Really Change Anything
LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner won this year's Best CEO award at the Crunchies, and backstage he talked about LinkedIn's big milestone from the past year its IPO."The event itself was memorable, but for us i...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Says IPO Didnt Really Change Anything
LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner won this year's Best CEO award at the Crunchies, and backstage he talked about LinkedIn's big milestone from the past year its IPO."The event itself was memorable, but for us i...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Videoplaza Secures $12 million For Ad Platform Led By Qualcomm, Innovacom
With the huge rise in the consumption of online video it follows that services to monetize that video are becoming hot properties. To that end, today Videoplaza, a 'sell side' ad management platform f...
02:11 pm GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch And The Crunchie Goes ToPinterest, Best New Startup Of 2011
Online pinboardPinterest, the hot new startup that's growing at a phenomenal rate,won the Crunchie for the Best New Startup of 2011 at this year's Crunchies. (This, despite the fact that it actually l...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Fine Tune
Here are some recent posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: Peavey Builds An Auto-Tuning Guitar FlatFrog Offers Up A New Multitouch Table Self-Guided Bullet Could Strike Laser-Designated Targets From A Mile Awa...
01:42 pm GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Jack Dorsey Defends Twitters Tweet-Level Censorship
After Twitter creator, executive chairman, and product lead Jack Dorsey accepted the company's award for Biggest Social Impact at the Crunchies, TechCrunch's Alexia Tsotsis asked him about a recent, c...
01:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Imgur Wins Best Bootstrapped Startup, Sees 1 Billion Pageviews Per Month
Here at the 2011 Crunchies, Imgur, the photo-sharing site made popular by the Reddit community, won the category of "Best Bootstrapped Startup." And given the traffic numbers the startup is seeing, it...
10:32 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Congratulations Crunchies Winners! Dropbox Is The Best Overall Startup
This years fifth annual Crunchies Awards have just finished up at the classy Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, and it was a smashing success. We poked fun #humblebraggers, got cussed at by Siri, ...
09:58 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Omniture Co-Founders Business Intelligence SaaS Company Domo Lands $20M From IVP
Domo, the SaaS business intelligence startup launched by Omniture founder Josh James, has raised $20 million in new funding from Institutional Venture Partners (IVP). This round brings total investmen...
09:31 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Crunchies Introduction by Host Harris Whittels
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08:14 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Watch The Crunchies Awards Live [Video]
Were live at The Crunchies Awards at Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. Once again weve partnered with fellow blogs VentureBeat and GigaOm to celebrate the best technology achievements o...
07:12 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch What Recession? Razers $2800 Blade Gaming Laptop Sells Out In 30 Minutes
For months we've been waiting on Razer's Blade notebook, a $2800, 17-inch beast that we weren't sure whether to laud or mock. It's just that it's kind of a strange thing to see making a big debut when...
04:31 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Years After Being Dropped, ZFS Finds Its Way Back To The Mac
Two weeks ago, the excellent Building Windows 8 blog posted an in-depth look at the upcoming operating system's new file system, ReFS. It reminded me of the promise of so many years ago that OS X woul...
04:15 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch CFO Defends Amazon From Analyst Skepticism
Investors seem pretty disappointed with Amazon's fourth quarter results (as of 3pm Pacific, the company's stock is down 8.6 percent in after-hours training), yet for most of this afternoon's analyst c...
03:55 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon: Video Game Revenue Down, Physical Book Sales Up
Amazon CFO Tom Szkutak offered more details this afternoon during an analyst earnings call about the company's disappointing fourth quarterWhen it comes to physical media, Szkutak said the biggest hit...
03:26 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Self-Guided Bullet Could Strike Laser-Designated Targets From A Mile Away
You might remember the scene in The Hurt Locker where some soldiers are ambushed by a sniper and must do a little return sniping. That process of spotting, adjusting the sights, and altering the bulle...
03:03 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Is Totally Serious About That Stuff They Put At The End Of Their Emails
Welcome, kids, to TIL - Today I Learned. Today's TIL is "Don't post your correspondence with AppleCare representatives or Apple will totally tell the government on you." David Boles had a nice Apple m...
02:55 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Reuters: Facebook IPO To Raise $5B, Filing Wednesday, Morgan Stanley In Lead
The drip-drop of financial news about Facebook's impending initial public offering is starting to turn into a downpour. The company is planning to file its initial prospectus on Wednesday morning, Reu...
02:41 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Steam Mobile Apps Graduate From Beta, Now Open To All Gamers
I know I say this a lot, but man that was fast. Valve's new pair of Steam mobile apps have been in their respective marketplaces for less than a week, and already they have graduated from beta status....
02:18 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Peavey Builds An Auto-Tuning Guitar
Guitar-maker Peavey has teamed up with audio electronics experts Anteres to create an auto-tuning guitar. While these things aren't new - Gibson has had robotic tuners for a while - this system is uni...
02:10 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Misses; Q4 Net Income Down 58 Percent To $177M; Sales Up 35 Percent
Amazon has just released fourth quarter 2011 earnings, missing sales expectations but beating earnings estimates. Net income decreased 58% to $177 million in the fourth quarter, or $0.38 per diluted s...
02:01 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch FlatFrog Offers Up A New Multitouch Table
We saw a few touch-tables at CES, and while the Surface remains the gold standard, not everyone loves the price, form factor, or size. There's room for competition, and FlatFrog, based in Sweden, is h...
01:59 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook News Feed Bug Announces This Group Is Scheduled To Be Archived
Wait, what group? A bug has caused a significant percentage of Facebook users to see a message atop their news feed announcing "This group is scheduled to be archived". But don't worry, your news feed...
01:52 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch London Implements Smart Bins Before 2012 Olympics
I'm not sure how I feel about this. The object you're looking at right now is what the city of London calls a "smart bin." Built by Renew, the smart bins are being installed on the streets of London a...
01:43 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Jaja: A Pressure Sensitive iPad Stylus With A Clever Twist
"Who Wants A Stylus?"- Steve Jobs, MacWorld 2007As it turns out, plenty of people do. Not for navigating around the user interface, mind you Steve (et al.) was absolutely right about that. But for th...
01:43 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch For Those About To Rock, WooThemes Launches A WordPress Theme For Bands
Woothemes has just announced a new theme for musicians called Unsigned. To build the theme, the company worked with band managers and promoters as well as real, actual musicians in order to make a "ro...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch iOS Game Design This Home Lets You Construct And Create Your Dream Abode
Design This Home, the latest game title from iOS game development studio App Minis, is debuting as a new way to add gaming elements to designing your dream house, keeping your residents happy, and com...
12:58 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Introducing The iPnoho 6
Meet the future, everyone: The iPnoho6. Steve Jobs would be proud. This Shanzhai special isn't even an iPhone clone. It doesn't deserve that honored distinction. This is an IPDA as it's labeled on the...
12:48 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Better Business Bureau Calls Out LG For False Advertising
You can't believe everything you read, nor can you trust everything you hear on TV. Especially if it sounds something like "four out of five people choose LG Cinema 3D over Sony and Samsung for overal...
12:42 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Good DRM Makes Bad Neighbors: This Is The Content Protection Tipping Point
For people who have been doing just one thing for a long, long time, it's amazing how many content distributors get things so catastrophically wrong.These last few weeks brought us quite a few unique ...
12:01 am GMT - Wed, February 1, 2012
Techcrunch Dining Out? Mogl Grabs $10 Million For Its Gamified, Charitable Loyalty Program
Would you like some gamification with your french fries? Well, one San Diego-based startup is willing to bet you just might. Mogl, which describes itself as not only "a party in your wallet" but also ...
11:51 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Ben Horowitz: It Took About 3 Weeks To Raise Our $1.5 Billion Fund
Andreessen Horowitz is definitely killing it these days. The unconventional VC firm founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz is less than three years old, but just raised its third fund. The amount...
11:42 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Susan Cain: The Power Of Introverts (TCTV)
It was, of course, inevitable. After book after book explaining the importance of being forward, of aggressively networking and noisily self-promoting ourselves, the correction has finally arrived. An...
11:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Extreme Startups Launches Accelerator With $7 Million In Funding From Top Canadian VCs
Not to be outdone by its southern neighbor, Canada has been hard at work on its own fleet of tech startup accelerators. Back in June, Montreal became the home to FounderFuel, Vancouver has GrowLab, an...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Bolsters Marketing Efforts With Some Silly Cartoon Characters
Way back in December, before a management shakeup saw him and his partner leaving RIM's top posts, co-CEO Jim Balsillie lamented the state of the company's marketing efforts. They hadn't "achieved the...
10:03 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Jason Kilar: Hulus 2011 Revenues Of $420 Million Was Actually Above The Board Plan
Last year, Hulu brought in $420 million in revenues, with was 60 percent above the year before. The news, however, was seen as a miss because Hulu earlier in the year suggested that it would make $500...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch CardSpring Raises $10 Million To Connect Payments To The Web
We measure every last click when it comes to the Web, but there remains a gulf between online and the real world. Yet the online world increasingly drives behavior offline, especially when it comes to...
09:55 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch You Stopped SOPA. Now Lets Startup America
In recent weeks, Americans from all walks of life came together to stop SOPA from advancing through Congress, demonstrating the power of the Internet to rally people around an important cause.In the w...
09:41 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch GreenCharge App Reveals Cost and Carbon Savings To Electric Car Drivers
Electric car drivers deserve to see their positive impact on the environment and their wallets, but the official mobile apps for the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Bolt only display remaining battery. GreenCha...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Artspace Raises $2.5 Million For Its Contemporary Art Marketplace
Artspace, an e-commerce startup that helps connect contemporary artists and galleries with potential customers, has raised a $2.5 million Series A funding round with participation from Felicis Venture...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Super-Slim HTC Ville Spotted On Video With Sense 4.0 In Tow
News of HTC's forthcoming Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Ville has been making the rounds since last November, but now with Mobile World Congress less than a month away, we're finally getting our first re...
08:34 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch TrialPay Raises $40 Million From Visa, Greylock, T.Rowe Price
Offers are a booming form of advertising in which consumers are presented with offers to try or buy products. It is particularly popular in social games where players receive virtual currency in retur...
08:25 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz Closes $1.5 Billion New Fund
Last week, we heard from Evelyn Rusli at the New York Times that venture firm Andreessen Horowitz was in the process of raising $1.5 billion for the venture firm. Today, partner Ben Horowitz has confi...
07:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch New Accelerator Launches In Europe Offering Valley Road Trip
Accelerators, Accelerator, Accelerators! There's a rash of them appearing everywhere, and the latest is the Rockstart Accelerator, a new startup program aimed at Europes most promising startups that w...
07:04 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Shopkick: We Helped Drive More Than $110M In 2011 Revenue For Brands And Brick And Mortar Retailers
After recently announcing the milestone of 3 million active users, geo-coupon system a Shopkick is revealing that its mobile app helped drive more than $110 million in-store revenue for partner retail...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch E-Commerce Site For Household Goods Alice.com Raises $3.6 Million
Alice.com, the retail platform for household goods, has raised $3.6 million in funding from an undisclosed group of Spanish investors. This current round brings the total funding amount raised by Alic...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Dealfind Expands Into Luxury Goods With Dream Deals
Toronto-based deal providerDealfindis expanding into luxury goods with the launch of a new service called Dream Deals. Starting now, in addition to Dealfind's everyday and weekly deals, customers will...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Appafolio Lets You Make Native Multimedia Presentations On iOS
Like how there are all sorts of companies offering tools to let you build your own web site today, a new wave of them is doing the same thing for mobile apps. Appafolio stands out among the various op...
06:49 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch IBM Buys HTML5 App Development Company WorkLight To Expand Mobile Enterprise Services
IBM just announced the purchase of WorkLight, an Israeli startup that provides a mobile app development and infrastructure software. IBM says the acquisition will help expand the enterprise mobile cap...
06:49 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch IBM Buys HTML5 App Development Company WorkLight For $70M To Expand Mobile Enterprise Services
IBM just announced the purchase of WorkLight, an Israeli startup that provides a mobile app development and infrastructure software. IBM says the acquisition will help expand the enterprise mobile cap...
06:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Location Labs Safely Family Locator Hits 1B Location Checks, Partners With T-Mobile
Location Labs' Safely, which provides mobile services that help parents ensure the personal security kids' mobile phones, is revealing that its Safely Family Locator has enabled more than one billion ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch iOS App Downloads & Marketing Costs Hit Record High In December
Mobile app marketing companyFiksujust released new data revealing the impact the holiday season had on iOS app downloads and user acquisition costs. According to the company's App Store Competitive In...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Log Data Management And Analytics Startup Sumo Logic Raises $15M From Greylock And Others
Sumo Logic, a startup focused on enterprise log management and analytics, has raised $15 million in Series B funding round led by Sutter Hill Ventures, with participation from previous investors Greyl...
04:49 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch GeeknRolla Rocks Into The London Web Summit, March 19
Way back in 2009 there was no large event dedicated to technology startups in the UK. TechCrunch, under Mike Arrington, was busy trying to get its TechCrunch50/Disrupt programme going in the US, and o...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch On The Heels Of Nabbing 7 HP Execs, Cyber Security Startup AlienVault Raises $8 Million
Two weeks ago, we covered a fast-growing security startup called AlienVault, which had just stolen seven senior HP security executives. At the time, Barmak Meftah, who left HP Fortify to become presid...
03:10 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch MEDIAS ES N-05D: NECs New Android Phone Is 6.7mm Thin, Connects To Casios G-SHOCK GB-6900
NEC did it again: about 11 months after unveiling the world's slimmest smartphone at that time, the company is ready to release another super-thin Android phone with a set of impressive specs (via Jap...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Wraiths
Here are some recent stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: nanox: High-Quality iPod nano Watch Conversion Kit WiGig: Panasonic Tablet Wirelessly Transmits A Full DVD Video In 60 Seconds (Video) Flying People...
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce Launches Assistly-Powered Social And Mobile Customer Service Platform For SMBs, Desk.com
Last September, Salesforce bought social customer service SaaS startup Assistly for $50 million-plus to help expand its service cloud offerings to small businesses. Today, Salesforce is debuting a bra...
11:25 am GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Dot429: A Fast-Growing, Multi-Platform LinkedIn For The Gay Community
When it comes to networking, there is no shortage of ways to connect with other professionals to talk shop. LinkedIn has become the most popular professional networking platform, with over 100 million...
08:32 am GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch T-Mobile Plans To Limit Domestic Data Roaming On April 5
If you tend to play on the magenta network, a leaked document out of T-Mobile may require your attention. According to TmoNews, the carrier will impose new rules for domestic data roaming on April 5. ...
08:09 am GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Twitters Dick Costolo: Were Growing Faster Than We Have Ever Grown Before
Does Twitter need Google or does Google need Twitter? It's a question complicated by recent events, such as the two companies not coming to an agreement to extend their previous partnership through wh...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Hey, Bromasters, Take Your Kenu Highline On The Slopes When You Shred
So you want to take a photo of you and your buds on the slopes or at the bar or at A&F or whatever and you know, just know you're going drop that shnitz on the floor. So what do you need? A freaki...
07:45 am GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Former RIM Co-CEO Will Invest $50 Million As Heins Takes The Reins
Whether a "drastic change" is needed or there is already "a lot of change", former RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis (the same one who flipped out on the BBC during an interview) still believes in the BlackBerry...
07:27 am GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Synacor Files For IPO, Acquires HTML5 Cloud OS Carbyn For $1.1M
Online content, portal and comprehensive front-end technology solution Synacor filed its amended S-1 today for an IPO looking to raise $75 million. The filing revealed that this month Synacor acquired...
07:05 am GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch SoftKinetic And Intel Partner For Minority Report-Style Ads
Startup SoftKinetic just announced a new kind of advertising, one that combines its gesture-control technology with Intel's video analytics.The goal is for people to walk up to a digital display equip...
05:51 am GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Nerve Dating Launches To Put The Humanity (And Humor) Back In Online Dating
Last year, Nick Paumgarten wrote an interesting article for The New Yorker that detailed the rise of online dating and the effects it's had on web culture. What struck me most were some of the eye-ope...
05:51 am GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Nerve Dating Re-Launches To Put The Humanity (And Humor) Back In Online Dating
Last year, Nick Paumgarten wrote an interesting article for The New Yorker that detailed the rise of online dating and the effects it's had on web culture. What struck me most were some of the eye-ope...
04:45 am GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch SocialCam Is Growing, But Its The Latest Alum Startup Returning To Y Combinator Anyway
Having spun out of online broadcaster Justin.tv last year, SocialCam has managed to get a strong footing on iOS and Android. It passed 3 million downloads in December, and it's now sending 3 million n...
03:59 am GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Codecademy Becomes A Platform: Now Anyone Can Write Programming Tutorials
One of the most buzzed-about startups over the last few months has been Codecademy a site that looks to make programming accessible to just about anyone, with a variety of interactive, web-based cours...
03:35 am GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Is Bebo Finally Dead?
Largely forgotten social network Bebo may have shut down today.Bebo users certainly seem to think that this is the end. The Bebo website is down, and as a result there's a steady stream of sad tweets ...
03:35 am GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Is Bebo Finally Dead? (Update: Not Quite)
Largely forgotten social network Bebo may have shut down today.Bebo users certainly seem to think that this is the end. The Bebo website is down, and as a result there's a steady stream of sad tweets ...
03:25 am GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch The 5 Reasons Facebook Is Worth So Much Money
How did Facebook become worth so much money that it couldfile for the biggest IPO in tech history? By buildinga highly defensible product, platform, and advertising business on top of brilliant talent...
03:25 am GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch The 5 Reasons Why Facebook Is Worth So Much Money
How did Facebook become worth so much money that it couldfile for the biggest IPO in tech history? By buildinga highly defensible product, platform, and advertising business on top of brilliant talent...
01:46 am GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Paying To Serve: Microsoft Offers Accelerator-Backed Startups $60,000* In Azure Cloud Usage
The perks of getting into a top startup accelerator just got a little better. Microsoft is now offering startups in its new BizSpark Plus program$60,000 worth of costs for using its Azure cloud comput...
12:57 am GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch Pre-IPO Filing, Facebook Trading Privately At $84 Billion Valuation
As everyone waits for Facebook to file for its IPO this week, one of the big questions is what will its valuation be. Will it hit the magic $100 billion?Well, we are not going to find out this week b...
12:41 am GMT - Tue, January 31, 2012
Techcrunch BlueGlass Interactive Acquires Digital Agency Voltier Digital
Internet marketing agencyBlueGlass Interactivehas just acquired Voltier Digital, a digital agency specializing in content marketing, infographic creation and data visualization. Voltier, whose clients...