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10:56 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Inside Best Buy: An Anonymous Store Manager Speaks About Recent Changes
From the outside, we early adopters see Best Buy as a dinosaur in a dying world. The company recently announced the closing of 50 stores in the U.S. and 400 layoffs, mostly in corporate. It would be e...
10:49 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Is There Money To Made In The DIY Sentry Gun Open Source Scene? Yes.
It's hard to forget that scene in the Graduate when the young, confused Benjamin is approached by a family friend who tells him the future in two words: sentry guns. Now you, too, can enter this lucra...
10:49 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Is There Money To Be Made In The DIY Sentry Gun Open Source Scene? Yes.
It's hard to forget that scene in the Graduate when the young, confused Benjamin is approached by a family friend who tells him the future in two words: sentry guns. Now you, too, can enter this lucra...
10:42 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Amazons Appstore Generates More Revenue Than Google Play
According to new data released today by mobile analytics firm Flurry, Amazon's Appstore for Android is generating more revenue for mobile developers than the Google Android Market, which was recently ...
10:42 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Amazons Appstore Generates More Revenue Per Daily User Than Google Play
According to new data released today by mobile analytics firm Flurry, Amazon's Appstore for Android is generating more revenue per daily user than the Google Android Market, which was recently rebrand...
09:58 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Chad Mureta: How Apps Can Change Your Life [TCTV]
Back in 2009, Chad Mureta was an 18-hour a day real estate salesman living from one paycheck to the next. Driving home after a basketball game one evening, he hit a deer, flipped his truck over four t...
09:42 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Second Prize Is A Set Of Steak Knives: MarGenius Is A Social Network For Networkers
So you're in town to follow up on some weak leads and your boss says you've got to stay put for a few more days because there's an old lady out near Patton Road who is looking to buy and you call back...
09:40 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal Teams Up With Gas Station Chain On A Payment App And Fuel Discounts
There's no shortage of apps that help people find cheap gas these days, but apps that let you pay for it? And ones that give you a discount for doing it? Sign me up. Regional gas station/convenience s...
09:39 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Sharpens Focus On DVDs With DVD.com, But Dont Cry Qwikster. (Its Staying)
Netflix has been making a few moves to separate its DVD business more from its streaming operation, and today brings news of the latest move in that direction: the company has bought the domain name D...
09:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Engineering Serendipity
I dont know if Highlight, Glancee, Banjo, or any one of those other startups youre now officially sick to death of hearing about are going to make it, but I know that for the first time in a long time...
08:23 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch DoubleTwists New Alarm Clock For Android Wakes You With Your DoubleTwist Tunes
DoubleTwist, the maker of the popular suite of applications for syncing music and media between devices, has just surprised its users with the release of a new application today. And this time, the ap...
06:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Kayaks Paul English Discusses Big Wins & Important Strategic Alliances [TCTV]
Havingrecently postedits 2011 revenue numbers,Kayak.com'sco-founder,Paul Englishstopped by TCTV to tape an episode ofFounder Storieswith hostChris Dixon.In part I of this conversation, English describ...
06:06 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Skolkovo: Cisco, Bessemer Venture Partners Put Millions Into Russias Latest Answer To Silicon Valley
In the debate over whether there can ever exist "another Silicon Valley" and where, exactly, it would be, add in another contender: Skolkovo, an ambitious high-tech sprawl being built outside of Mosco...
06:05 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Social, Mobile Video Sharing App Klip Doubles Down On Visual Effects In New Version
Klip, a mobile app that allows users to capture, share, discover and view videos, is debuting a new version of its iOS app that allows users to shoot videos with visual effects and filters in real-tim...
06:03 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Its A Disney Party! DeNA & Disney Team Up To Launch Mobile Games Worldwide
Disney andJapanese mobile gaming giantDeNAannounced a new partnership this morning that will see their first jointly developed mobile social games launched on DeNA's Mobage social gaming platform, beg...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch New Google Drive Leak Points To 5GB Of Free Storage, April 16 Launch Date
Evidence of Google Drive's existence has been sporadically surfacing for months now, and MG reported last September that Google employees have been using the reborn service in-house for a while now.No...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch New Google Drive Leak Points To 5GB Of Free Storage, Release In Third Week Of April
Evidence of Google Drive's existence has been sporadically surfacing for months now, and MG reported last September that Google employees have been using the reborn service in-house for a while now.No...
05:24 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Jordan Mechner, Creator Of Prince Of Persia, Finds Original Source Code In His Dads Closet
Prince of Persia and Karateka, were two of the best action games of their era. Why? Because they gave us an inkling of what real, fluid graphical motion would look like in a few years time and, more i...
05:08 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Plukka Founder Joanne Ooi On Merging Manufacturing And Group Buying
We've seen a lot of group buying services cross the home page here at TechCrunch, and almost all of them have one thing in common: they sell you the stuff that has been marked down, and couldn't be so...
04:35 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Sources Say Richard Branson Has Joined Dave Morins Slow Ventures
Amen, the 'strong opinions' app that's making waves and has high profile investors like Ashton Kutcher, released a new version of its iPhone app this week. It's staying deliciously simple but Version...
04:35 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Sources Say Richard Branson Has Joined Dave Morins Slow Ventures [Updated]
Amen, the 'strong opinions' app that's making waves and has high profile investors like Ashton Kutcher, released a new version of its iPhone app this week. It's staying deliciously simple but Version...
04:35 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Richard Branson Looks At Tech Startup Investing
Amen, the 'strong opinions' app that's making waves and has high profile investors like Ashton Kutcher, released a new version of its iPhone app this week. It's staying deliciously simple but Version...
04:21 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Amid UDID Uncertainty, AppRedeem Creates New ID Scheme, Groupon Adopts
As you've likely heard, the "UDID-calypse" is upon us. Because of mounting privacy concerns (from Congress, etc.), Apple has begun rejecting iOS apps that access UDIDs, and will eventually do away wit...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Wikipedias Next Big Thing: Wikidata, A Machine-Readable, User-Editable Database Funded By Google, Paul Allen And Others
Wikidata, the first new project to emerge from the Wikimedia Foundation since 2006, is now beginning development. The organization, known best for its user-edited encyclopedia of knowledgeWikipedia, r...
10:30 am GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch The Ground Beneath Apples Walled Garden
Apple's blanket rejection of apps accessing UDIDs is just the latest in a long line of erratic behavior on Apple's part of enforcing the rules of the iOS App Store. Sure, Apple warned developers that ...
08:57 am GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Israeli-American Accelerator UpWest Labs Graduates Its First Batch Of Startups
When it comes to countries with thriving startup ecosystems, Israel ranks among the best. With nearly 5,000 startups currently in business -- second only to the U.S. -- the country's pool of entrepren...
06:41 am GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Best Buy To Shut 50 Stores In Streamlining Effort
TechCrunch's Best Buy tag isn't exactly a heartening place to visit. In the last few months, it "stole Christmas," been "finished," and is now "going out of business." Dire straits indeed for a compan...
06:00 am GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Patients Are More Than A Vessel For Billing Codes
It will be virtually impossible to succeed in the new reimbursement model without recognizing what has long been said, but little done about it -- "the most important member of the care team is the pa...
04:30 am GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter Shares The Effects Of Its Blockbuster Season
February was a big month for Kickstarter. Not only did they have a number of record-breaking projects, but they were shoved into the mainstream consciousness with a flood of traditional news coverage....
04:14 am GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Confirmed: LivingSocial Co-founder Eddie Frederick Steps Down From Leadership, Board
StartupStats got wind of news this afternoon that LivingSocial Co-founder Eddie Frederick is stepping down from both his leadership position today, and from his role as a member of the company's board...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch The Cloud Will Cure Cancer
Much ink has been spilled on the huge leaps in communications, social networking, and commerce that have resulted from impressive gains in IT and processing power over the last 30 years. However, rela...
03:43 am GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch WSJ: Google Planning To Sell Tablets Straight To Consumers
Here we go again: the rumors of Google branching out into the tablet space have been floating around for what seems like ages now, and the Wall Street Journal has jumped into the fray. They cite the u...
03:30 am GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Algorithmic Essay-Grading: Teachers Savior Or Bane Of Learning?
A contest is underway at data-crunching competition site Kaggle that challenges people to create "an automated scoring algorithm for student-written essays." This is just the latest chapter in a gener...
02:36 am GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch What Does A Post-UDID World Look Like For iPhone And iPad Developers?
This past week has been a big wake-up call for the iOS developer community. The need to move away from UDIDs, or an ID scheme that many developers rely on to power advertising and store data about the...
02:29 am GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Maxim Minimized. Mens Magazine Lays Off Half Its Staff
We're hearing there's been a major round of layoffs at Maxim magazine, and half the staff has received the pink slip. Senior Editor Seth Porges is at least one employee on his way out, according to ou...
02:29 am GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Maxim Minimized. Layoffs Hit Mens Mag Web and Editorial Team
The Internet killed the magazine star. There's been a major round of layoffs at Maxim magazine. Senior Editor Seth Porges is at least one employee who got the axe, according to our sources and confirm...
02:29 am GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Maxim Minimized. Big Layoffs Hit Mens Mag Web and Editorial Staff
The Internet killed the magazine star. There's been a major round of layoffs at Maxim magazine. Senior Editor Seth Porges is at least one employee who got the axe, according to our sources and confirm...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Its Time To Believe In RIM And The BlackBerry Again
Research In Motion, maker of the once ubiquitous BlackBerry, just released its Q4 2012 earnings. They're not good. Revenue dropped to $4.2 billion, down 19% from the third quarter. Likewise, BlackBerr...
01:49 am GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare Adds Bios To Profile Pages, Evolving As A More Self-Contained Social Network
Foursquare today rolled out the ability for users to add short personal “bios” to their profile pages on the site. These bios are limited to 160 characters or less, and can be imported dir...
01:14 am GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch RIMour: RIM Is Laying Off Execs As Dust Settles Post-Earnings
An errant Tweet points us to the news that RIM CEO Thorsten Heins is "clearing house" and "SVP/VP-level execs" are being fired. What does this mean? Hopefully a turnaround and, more cynically, an effo...
12:53 am GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Falls Short: BlackBerry Shipments Down 21% From Q3, Former Co-CEO Jim Balsillie Resigns From Board
This just in folks: RIM has released their Q4 2012 earnings report, and (as expected) it paints a pretty bleak portrait the ailing company. RIM posted quarterly revenues of $4.2 billion, down 19% from...
12:53 am GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Falls Short: BlackBerry Shipments Down 21% From Q3, Former Co-CEO Jim Balsillie Resigns
This just in folks: RIM has released their Q4 2012 earnings report, and it paints a pretty bleak portrait of the ailing company. RIM posted quarterly revenues of $4.2 billion, down 19% from the previo...
12:49 am GMT - Fri, March 30, 2012
Techcrunch FLA Report Reveals Issues At Foxconn Plants, Details Solutions
The Fair Labor Association has concluded its month-long investigation of Chinese manufacturer Foxconn's factory conditions, and as they indicated early on, they have encountered "significant issues," ...
11:42 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Tests Letting Advertisers Optimize For Results Such As Page Likes Or App Installs
Advertisers may soon see some changes to Facebook's self-serve platform that could help them attain high ROI for whatever they're trying to accomplish.Facebook says it's testing new features based on ...
11:42 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Tests Letting Advertisers Optimize For Results (Such As Page Likes Or App Installs)
Advertisers looking for higher ROI from their Facebook self-serve ads may soon see some new tools. Facebook tells us its testing new features like "Objectives" which lets advertisers ask Facebook to "...
11:40 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal Looks To Startup Past, Product Future With Marcus As President
eBay CEO John Donahoe announced this morning that David Marcus, the former CEO and founder of mobile payments startup Zong and PayPal Mobile VP, will be taking over as PayPal's president. As you may k...
11:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Before FamilyLeaf, Heres The Sports Site Pitch That Got The Team Into Y Combinator
Do you want to get a slot as part of the next batch of Y Combinator startups? Are you curious about what the founders chosen for the program did to get there? If your answer is yes to either of those ...
11:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch A Chicken In Every Pot And An Open-Source Tricorder In Every Home
The world of portable, general-purpose computing is moving along two parallel paths. First, and most popularly, you have devices like smartphones, which are focused on user interaction and connectivit...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Beautylishs Nils Johnson Emerges from the Valleys Shadows [TCTV]
"In the Studio" approaches springtime by welcoming a city college dropout who went on to found and sell a mobile network startup, began investing that windfall in some of today's hottest e-commerce co...
10:57 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch The FireDock Is A Speaker Dock For Your Kindle Fire
The FireDock is a specially designed speaker dock just for the Kindle Fire. Other devices may work, but they probably won't be happy. It's built by Grace Digital Audio and should cost $130 when it is ...
10:36 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Fitocracy Finally Exits Private Beta, Celebrates With A New iOS App
It's been a while since we've heard from the social fitness mavens at Fitocracy -- they've been doing plenty of behind-the-scenes work, and now they're ready to share the fruits of their labor. After ...
10:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch When It Comes To Media Devices, Being First Never Means Being Best
Our good buddy Farhad Manjoo writes over at Slate that he believes Microsoft has already beaten Apple at the living room game. Why buy an Apple TV - either in its current form or in some sort of Siri-...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Google Now Using ReCAPTCHA To Decode Street View Addresses
Have you started seeing images in online reCAPTCHAs that looksuspiciously like house numbers pulled from Google Street View? Well, as it turns out, that's exactly what they are. Google confirmed it's ...
09:49 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Mike Abbott, John Lilly, Marissa Mayer And Chamath Palihapitiya To Take The Stage At New York Disrupt
Another week on the countdown to the big event at the Pier, another chance to share more of our star-studded lineup for TechCrunch Disrupt NY! As our awesome cast of speakers continues to grow; here's...
09:22 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Gifts From VIPs: Quarterly Grabs $1.25M From Collaborative Fund And True Ventures
Simply put, we all love receiving cool packages in the mail, especially when they're sent by people we care about, or are inspired by. This, among many others, was the inspiration behind Quarterly, th...
09:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Big Phones? So Over.
The other day, Matt made a desperate plea: "Please don't buy cheap Android phones." To do so is a mistake, and the more you buy, the more cheap phones flood the market, and thus more people are walkin...
09:02 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch SocialShield Acquired By German Security Company Avira
Avira, a security company headquartered in Germany, just announced that it has acquired social monitoring startup SocialShieldand will be adding the service to its lineup of free security products.Avi...
08:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Dread Tomorrows Mandatory Switch To Timeline, Study Shows Its Good For Most Facebook Pages
On March 1st Facebook let the world feast its eyes on Timeline for Pages, and tomorrow after a month of voluntary migration it will for all Pages to switch to the redesign. But don't worry, 95% of Pag...
08:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Dread Tomorrows Mandatory Switch To Timeline, Study Shows Its Good For 95% Of Facebook Pages
On March 1st Facebook let the world feast its eyes on Timeline for Pages, and tomorrow after a month of voluntary migration it will force all Pages to switch to the redesign. But don't worry, 95% of P...
08:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Dread Tomorrows Mandatory Switch To Timeline, Studies Show Its Good For 95% Of Facebook Pages
On March 1st Facebook let the world feast its eyes on Timeline for Pages, and tomorrow after a month of voluntary migration it will force all Pages to switch to the redesign. But don't worry, it doesn...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Unroll.me Combines Your Favorite Email Subscriptions Into One, Lets You Kill The Rest
Suffering from inbox overload? Of course you are - everyone is. And now thanks to Google's Account Activity report, we can see exactly how much email we get. It's scary. From my personal email address...
08:29 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Famigo Raises $1M For Its Kid-Friendly App Directory And Parental Control Software
Famigo, the Austin-based startup building a directory of family-oriented and kid-friendly mobile apps, announced today that it has raised $1 million in funding led by Silverton Partners. Also particip...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Taxi Network Hailo Raises $17M From Accel And Atomico To Take On Uber In The U.S.
Hailo, a European mobile taxi network, is announcing a $17 million round of Series A financing led by Accel Partners. The company previously raised $3 million in seed funding from Wellington Partners ...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Personalized News App Zite Comes to Android
Zite, the newsreading startup acquired last year by CNN, is launching its Android app today.Co-founder Mike Klaas demonstrated the app for me earlier this week. The interface and features should be pr...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch FirstMark Capital Leads $7.5M Round In Social Shopping Startup Sneakpeeq
Sneakpeeq, a social shopping startup that debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt last year, has raised $7.5 Million in Series A funding led by FirstMark Capital with participation from existing investors Bain ...
06:50 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch ShoeDazzle, Now 10M Members Strong, Expands To Offer Womens Clothing
ShoeDazzle, the subscription service that sends out its own selection of women's shoe designs curated each month by celebrities and Hollywood stylists, has expanded its offerings to include women's cl...
06:36 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch How Do You Go Global Against Clones And Competitors?
GoGlobal is Morten Lunds new venture. Earlier this month, Lund pitched GoGlobal live on stage at The London Web Summit. Despite a few people thinking it was a ruse, GoGlobal aims to be a platform to g...
06:13 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Dell Gives Up On Selling Smartphones In The U.S. (For Now, Anyway)
Id wager that only a few of you will remember that Dell sold their own smartphones, and even fewer of you still have ever actually owned one.It should come as no surprise then that Dell, who entered t...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsen: As U.S. Nears Smartphone Majority, Its A Two-Horse Race Between Android and Apples iOS
New numbers out from Nielsen today point to just how close the U.S. is to having more smartphone than feature phone users: the proportion that currently owns a smartphone, as of February 2012, is 49.7...
06:04 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Millennial Media Shares Pop 100 Percent In Early Trading; Valued At Nearly $2 Billion
Mobile ad network Millennial Media just debuted on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MM, and saw shares pop 97 percent in the first trade of $25. The company initially priced its IPO at $13...
06:02 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Bleacher Report Doubles Down On Personalized Content, Brings Team Stream To The Web
It's been fun to watch Bleacher Report grow from some random publishing site for amateur sports writers to a full-blown digital sports network backed by $40+ million in venture capital. Today, wi...
05:53 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon And The NIH Team Up To Put Human Genome In The Cloud
Amazon and the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today that the complete 1000 Genomes Project is being made available on Amazon Web Services as a public data set. The announcement, ma...
05:25 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Wanna Access Your Windows Desktop Anywhere Before Windows 8? WorldDesk Says It Has The Answer
With Windows 8, Microsoft is introducing more portable, cloud compatibility in the form of Windows To Go, but what about those seeking a solution today that works on devices running Windows 7? WorldDe...
05:22 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Beirut Meetup This Friday #TCBeirut
So ArabNet in Beirut is rocking, but we also wanted to make sure there was an opportunity for other startups in town to come say hi to TechCrunch while we're here, so we are throwing together a TechCr...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Former Zong CEO And Founder And Mobile VP David Marcus Named President Of PayPal
After former president Scott Thompson departed for the CEO role at Yahoo, PayPal has named David Marcus, the former CEO and founder of mobile payments startup Zong and PayPal Mobile VP, as President (...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Former Zong CEO And Founder And Mobile VP David Marcus Named President Of eBays PayPal
After former president Scott Thompson departed for the CEO role at Yahoo, PayPal has named David Marcus, the former CEO and founder of mobile payments startup Zong and PayPal Mobile VP, as President (...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Location-Based Shopping App Shopkick Adds Former Disney And Nike Exec To Board
Geo-coupon system and shopping app Shopkick is adding a well-known retail and branding exec to its board todayAndy Mooney, the former Chairman of Disney Consumer Products and CMO of Nike. He joins Gre...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Snapguide Makes It Super Easy To Make And Share How-To Guides On iOS
Snapguide, which just launched on iOS, is rethinking the stodgy "How To" guide for a mobile generation. Thus far the consumption and creation of "How-To" guides on the web hasn't been particularly gro...
04:03 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Google-Backed Kibits Lets You Share With Real-World Micro-Networks, Raises $1M
Does the world need another mobile social app? A new startup called Kibits thinks it does, and its investors (including Google Ventures and Charles River Ventures) seem to agree.The company's iPhone (...
04:03 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Google Ventures-Backed Kibits Lets You Share With Real-World Micro-Networks, Raises $1M
Does the world need another mobile social app? A new startup called Kibits thinks it does, and its investors (including Google Ventures and Charles River Ventures) seem to agree.The company's iPhone (...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Bump Pay Lets You PayPal Someone With A Tap, But Only In-Person
Now it's as easy as a fist-poundto pay a friend back for dinner, drinks, or a cab. Bump, the popular contact sharing app developer, today releases a new standalone iOS app called Bump Pay that lets yo...
03:08 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Circl.es: Meet The Latest Dating Site That Uses Facebook To Help You Find Love
Online dating is a hard nut to crack. First of all, it's a very personal process ported to a largely impersonal medium -- and then there's the creep factor. Next, it's a big business, but a small set ...
01:14 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Confirmed: Canadian VC Firm OMERS Ventures Takes $20M Stake In HootSuite, Reportedly At $200M Valuation
AllThingsD has reported, and we have now confirmed, that OMERS Ventures, a Canada-based VC, has taken a $20-million investment in HootSuite, the social media management platform, valuing the company a...
01:14 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Confirmed: Canadian VC Firm OMERS Ventures Takes $20M Stake In HootSuite At $200M Valuation
AllThingsD has reported, and we have now confirmed, that OMERS Ventures, a Canada-based VC, has taken a $20-million investment in HootSuite, the social media management platform, valuing the company a...
12:02 pm GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Barnes & Noble Incorporates In Germany, Closest Sign Yet Of European Nook Launch
Just as Amazon is launching a new Kindle (but not the Fire tablet, yet) in Europe, one of its big competitors is taking one more step in its bid to enter the European market: Barnes & Noble has in...
11:37 am GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Developers Are Divided Over Adobes Plan to Take Revenue Share For Higher-End Flash Games
Developers are at odds over Adobe's plan to charge a 9 percent revenue share for higher-end Flash games that make more than $50,000 in revenues.So today, Adobe announced a new set of features for deve...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch RentSocial, Launching Today, Adds A Social Layer To The Rental Process [TCTV]
Looking for an apartment is usually pretty simple: you go on Craigslist, find three apartments that look like they've been used to chop up beeves, and then move in with your buddy whose roommate made ...
06:35 am GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Box Adds Social Workflow Features To Improve Mobile Collaboration
Box already made news earlier today with the launch of OneCloud, its suite of productivity applications that are accessible from mobile devices. But it wasn't done the company also hosted the last st...
05:52 am GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Joshua Schachter Launches Newest Tasty Labs Project, Skills.to
Founder Joshua Schachter has spent a great deal of time trying to solve the problem of not being able to easily find relevant things and people; initially with his first startup Delicious -- which he ...
04:48 am GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Prices $515M Secondary Offering At $12 Per Share
As reported previously, social gaming giant Zynga is holding a secondary offering of its shares. The company just announced the pricing, which is $12 per share, for 42,969,153 shares. All of the share...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Not All Markets Are Created Equal
The SEC recently concluded its investigation of the emerging market for pre-IPO shares of private companies, resulting in charges being brought against three market participants. I am proud to say tha...
03:44 am GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Dating App Yoke Hooks You Up Based On Amazon, Netflix, Spotify, and Facebook Data
Finally, a dating site where you can find someone to actually date, not just sleep with. Newdating app Yokematches you with single friends of friends you're truly compatible with but who don't even ne...
03:09 am GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch New Government ePayment Regulation Costs Small Business $10 Billion
The small business economy is suffering considerable harm from new regulations being enforced by the IRS this year. Theres a new tax form thats causing this trouble for small business owners who colle...
03:06 am GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Hitting 20M App Downloads, Azumio Releases Sleep Time To Measure Your Zs (From Your iPhone)
Palo Alto, Calif.-based Azumio isn't exactly a household name when it comes to mobile apps, so one might be surprised to learn that, collectively, their apps have pulled in over 20 million downloads. ...
03:06 am GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Hitting 20M Downloads Across iOS Apps, Azumio Releases Sleep Time To Measure Your Zs
Palo Alto, Calif.-based Azumio isn't exactly a household name when it comes to mobile apps, so one might be surprised to learn that, collectively, their apps have pulled in over 20 million downloads. ...
02:54 am GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Kindle Fire Update Brings Sharing, Book Extras, Print Replica Textbooks To The Masses
Hey there, Kindle Fire owners -- Amazon's rolling out a brand new software update for you, and it packs quite a few worthwhile (and arguably overdue) tweaks for your budget-conscious tablet.Take shari...
01:39 am GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Have Money, Will Explore: Amazons Jeff Bezos Aims To Recover Lost Apollo 11 Engines
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a knack for using his considerable net worth in interesting ways -- 10,000 Year Clock anyone? -- but for space buffs like me, one venture in particular takes the cake. In a n...
01:07 am GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch House Shoots Down Legislation That Would Have Stopped Employers From Demanding Your Facebook Password
Well, that didn't take long. A proposed Facebook user protection amendment introduced yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives has already been shot down. The legislation, offered byDemocratic C...
01:03 am GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Network Millennial Media Prices IPO At $13 Per Share
After setting a price range yesterday, mobile ad network Millennial Media has priced its IPO of 10.2 million shares of common stock at $13 per share. This is the high end of the range that Millennial ...
12:25 am GMT - Thu, March 29, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Is Looking For The Next Vlogging Star
YouTube is announcing a new program to nurture the next generation of video bloggers.The Next Vlogger initiative is part of YouTube Next Creator where, as the name implies, the site tries to find and...
11:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Could The Birdy Be The Word In Simple Expense Tracking?
When I was growing up, my dad had this yellow legal pad that sat right by the door. When he walked in at night, he wrote down numbers and codes. JCF - $12JSM - $42CCCl - $37I didn't understand at the ...
10:13 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Google Maps For Android Update Packs Hi-Res Map Tiles, New Transit Tweaks
Well, Google certainly seems to be having a productive day so far. In addition to the unveiling of their Account Activity feature and a handful of new Google+ Hangout apps, Google has also pushed...
10:10 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Google Apps Debuts Archiving And Records Management System For Businesses, Vault
For a company facing litigation or even strict compliance guidelines, saving and organizing online records can be a challenging task. Today, Google is debuting a new archiving, records management and ...
10:09 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch DC, Richmond, and Points South: Lets Plan The First TC Mini-Meetup In The Virginia Area
I've been digging through all of the various start-up emails I've received, and I thought it would be fun to start traveling down the Eastern Seaboard for a bit of mini-meetup action. In essence, we'r...
10:09 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Notey, A Super Simple Way To Share Sensitive Notes
Go here and use the password "techcrunch". Notey is that simple. Just put your super secret message in the text input box, create a password, then share the URL and password. Done.Adam Sewell of MyGee...
10:02 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Socialcam 4.0: Instagram For Video Adds Themes And Soundtracks
Yesterday, Y Combinator double alum and video sharing app Socialcam debuted its new and improved wares at Demo Day. Today, the startup is following up with the official announcement of Socialcam 4.0 -...
09:26 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Hangout Apps Come Out Of Hiding, Offer Games, Screensharing, Presentations & More
Not to load you up on Google news today or anything, but in addition to the launch of Google's new Activity Reports this morning, the company is also announcing the arrival of some of its first fully ...
09:24 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Epson Gets In Your Face With Their Android-Powered Moverio Glasses
It seems like a fact of life -- Japan always seems to get the cool stuff first. Take Epson's Moverio BT-100 wearable display for instance -- it launched in Japan last November, and we in the States ar...
08:26 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Songza App Review: Pandora And Spotify Better Watch Their Backs
Sure, there are plenty of music streaming services out there, and even ones with amazing shareable playlists, but Songza differentiates by falling right into that sweet spot between Spotify and Pandor...
08:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Googles New Account Activity Feature Shows Your Shocking Addiction To Google Services
Google is launching a new feature today called Account Activity that will help users gain more insight into their usage of Google services. Available to those who opt in, the utility will offer monthl...
08:16 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch BrowserQuest Is A Massively-Multiplayer Adventure Game Written In HTML5
BrowserQuest, playable in a browser near you, is a proof of concept so ingenious that you'll wonder why they didn't just build a Zelda clone and be done with it. In short, the site is a multi-player R...
08:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Subscription Manager MediaPass Raises $1.75M
It's no secret that publishers are scrambling to find ways of making money online. On the subscription/paywall side, a startup called MediaPass wants to help, and it just raised $1.75 million in Serie...
08:08 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch IDC: By 2016, Android Devices To Outnumber Traditional Windows PCs
Nearly 1 billion "smart devices" were shipped in 2011, analysts at IDC are reporting this morning, to the tune of over $489 billion in revenue. It's an odd category, which IDC defines as "connected" s...
06:56 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Have Fear Of Missing Out? timeRAZOR Connects You With Nearby Events
timeRAZOR, the D.C.-area startup which raised $3.4 millionpre-launch to build a better events finder, has arrived today on mobile. The new apps, available for both iOS and Android, work by using your ...
06:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch SpotlessCity Will Pick Up Your Soiled, Dirty Laundry
SpotlessCity launched in January and is just now building up steam to disrupt the entire "going to the laundry" industry. Built by Sonny Bajwa and his Brooklyn team, the site allows you to find a dry ...
05:35 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Carvoyant Tells You What The #@!!% Check Engine Light Means (And Where To Get It Fixed)
Carvoyant is a new service that aims to maintain your car's "health records" in the cloud, while also keeping track of when you need repairs, where you should go, and what that blasted "check engine" ...
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Shipped 1 Million Galaxy Note Phablets A Month
As much as I love Samsung hardware, I've felt for a long while now that the Galaxy Note was a bit of a mistake. The screen size is just too big for me to wield the device comfortably, and I see no rea...
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Shipped 1 Million Galaxy Note Phablets A Month (Update)
As much as I love Samsung hardware, I've felt for a long while now that the Galaxy Note was a bit of a mistake. The screen size is just too big for me to wield the device comfortably, and I see no rea...
04:58 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Feast Your Eyes On The First Image Of AT&Ts White Lumia 900
Longtime readers may already know that I have a peculiar fixation on white phones, and I'll admit that my heart went a-quiver when AT&T revealed that a white Lumia 900 would be released shortly af...
04:54 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Steve Jobs Was Against The Name Siri Before He Was For It
A palate-cleanser for the four course meal that will be your long and fruitful day: Yoni Heisler recounts a talk by Siri co-founder Dag Kittlaus in which he describes the naming process. Siri means "b...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Watch 1 Windows Phone Control Bing Maps On A Screen Comprised Of 28 Phones
Hacks make the world fun. This one came by way of a Microsoft hackathon hosted in France where Windows Phone dev Rudy Huyn cobbled together what's shown above. Using 29 Windows Phones of various makes...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Box OneCloud Brings 30-Plus Enterprise Applications To New Mobile, Cloud-Based Storage Platform
Cloud storage platform Box has long offered a web-based app directory that includes apps for services like Salesforce, and others that enhance the storage platform's capabilities. And last year the co...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Jive Tackles Social Intranets For The Enterprise, Adds Gamification For Groups
Social enterprise company Jive has been providing a social collaboration product to businesses for some time now; and many customers have been using the platform as an intranet of sorts, says Jive. Bu...
03:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Zappos Clone StyleTread Secures $12 million To Keep Australia Heeled
StyleTread, the leading Australian online shoe store modelled around Zappos principles, has secured a Series C financing of AUD$12 million led by Starfish Ventures, joining existing investors Lakestar...
02:56 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Consumer Group Turns The Screws In Euro Google Antitrust Investigation, Outcome Expected In Days
The European antitrust investigation of Google, originally filed November 2010, looks like it might be entering the next stage of its development.The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), a consumer-...
01:06 pm GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Pushes Its Emerging Market, Low-Cost Strategy With The 800C, Chinas First CDMA Windows Phone
A big step today for both Nokia and Microsoft in its bid to be at the center of the huge smartphone growth currently underway in China and other emerging markets: Nokia today paired up with China Tele...
11:53 am GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Foxconn To Invest $1.6B In Sharp For Flat Panels, Maybe For The iPad? Maybe For Apple TV?
Apple has yet to make any statements about where and when we might ever see an Apple TV product to match the impact it has had in the smartphone and tablet markets. But news of an investment by its ke...
10:11 am GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Opera Mini 7 For Android Out Today: A Fightback For Web Browser Leadership?
Earlier this month, Opera and Android briefly made headlines together when one analytics firm found that Google's OS, Android, had finally overtaken Opera as the world's largest mobile browser. Today,...
08:10 am GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Oh, That Pull To Refresh Thing In iOS? Yeah, Twitter Has A Patent App On That
Like that "pull-to-refresh" feature found in many popular iOS apps, including Twitter, Facebook, Tweetbot, Sparrow and others? Been wondering why Apple hasn't implemented the same thing in its own app...
07:35 am GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch AppStack Raises $1.5M From Eric Schmidt, Google Ventures, And Others To Ad Optimize Your Mobile Site
Mobile web and ad optimization startup AppStackhas just closed a $1.5 million seed round from Google Ventures, Eric Schmidt'sTomorrow Ventures, 500 Startups,Gary Vaynerchuk, Don Dodge, and Punchbowl f...
07:35 am GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Optimization Startup AppStack Raises $1.5M From Eric Schmidt, Google Ventures And Others
Mobile web and ad optimization startup AppStackhas just closed a $1.5 million seed round from Google Ventures, Eric Schmidt'sTomorrow Ventures, 500 Startups,Gary Vaynerchuk, Don Dodge, and Punchbowl f...
07:10 am GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Coping With Twitters Unfollow Bug
If youre like me, you may have noticed that Twitter may be arbitrarily, randomly, and haphazardly, unfollowing people you fully intended to follow. Similarly, if youve ever noticed your friends and co...
04:10 am GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunchs Picks: The 10 Best Startups From Y Combinator Demo Day
66 startups showed off today at Y Combinator's Demo Day, and we covered all 39 that were ready to for the public. After talking to VCs and tech moguls, the TechCrunch teamed huddled up and picked thes...
03:55 am GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch YC Demo Day Session 5: Hackpad, FamilyLeaf, Ark, Chute, Minefold, Exec, 99dresses, Matterport
After a marathon day of really solid startup pitches, it's officially a wrap for Y Combinator's Winter 2012 demo day held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. We've been here s...
03:53 am GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Harry Potter And The Great Sideloading Gamble. A Dark Day For Publishers?
A milestone today in the world of publishing, as Pottermore.com, the site dedicated to all digital things Harry Potter, opened for business as the exclusive distributor of Harry Potter e-books and aud...
03:05 am GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Supplier Chatter Suggests New HD Models Of Kindle Fire Forthcoming
Early in 2011, upstream suppliers of displays and components let a few of Amazon's secrets into the open, and these early, incomplete indications were actually on whole quite correct. Now we're seeing...
02:46 am GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch YC Demo Day Session 4: Shoptiques, Pair, Daily Muse, Per Vices, iCracked, Socialcam, AnyVivo
If you want a better way to shop, hire, share video, or stay in touch with your significant other, you'll love the companies that presented at today'sY Combinator Demo Day session four. Many are alrea...
02:03 am GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks New S-1: An Unfavorable Outcome In The Yahoo Patent Lawsuit Could Be Material To Our Business
Facebook just filed a new S-1 with the SEC. We've sifted through what's new and one noticeable change is the inclusion of commentary about Yahoo's patent suit against Facebook as a risk factor.From th...
01:33 am GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch YC Demo Day Session 3: Crowdtilt, Flypad, Carsabi, Anyperk, TiKL, Dealupa, Priceonomics, Kyte, EveryArt
Crowdfunding, gaming, finding deals, and decorating your office -- these are some of the ideas powering the startups in Y Combinator's Winter 2012 Demo Day session three. We're here at Mountain View's...
01:22 am GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Kindle Touch To Debut In Europe On April 27, Still No Kindle Fire In Sight
For all the benefits that come with living in Europe -- sharing a unified currency, easy access to medical care -- getting timely access to Amazon's popular line of Kindle e-readers isn't one of them....
01:20 am GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch At Y Combinators Biggest Demo Day Yet, Mobile Is Taking Over
There are plenty of observations to be made about Y Combinator's Demo Day. It's the biggest ever, with 66 companies in this winter class. It's more diverse than past years, with many companies being l...
12:55 am GMT - Wed, March 28, 2012
Techcrunch Judge: Asus Transformer Isnt Infringing On Hasbros Trademark And Asus Reveals Embarrassing Sales Stats
A federal judge has ruled that Asus' Transformer Prime tablet does not infringe on Hasbro's Transformers trademark, in spite of the suit actually making sense. Just "Transformer", or just "Prime", mig...
11:28 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Skillshare Says Anyone Can Be A Teacher And Wants To Connect You To Students [TCTV]
Raise your hand if the classes you took in college got you so excited that you couldnt wait to share the knowledge you gained with others and keep coming back for more. Ok, hands down. Now raise your ...
11:11 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch YC Demo Day Session 2: Midnox, 42Floors, Sonalight, Your Mechanic
We're covering Y Combinator's Winter 2012 Demo Day at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, where 66 startups are presenting the applications they've built over the past three months in YC's S...
10:55 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch StartUp Health Launches First Class Of Healthcare Transformers [TCTV]
It was only a few days ago that we brought in co-founders Unity Stoakes and Steven Krein to discuss their new startup Academy, StartUp Health. It's an entirely free, long-term program that is aiming t...
10:52 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Bootstrapped Is Better? Smugmugs Camera Awesome Crosses 4M Downloads, Adds Instagram Support
Here's a tale of two photo apps. One has 27 million users after a year and a half, and comes from a company with 13 employees and $7.5 million in venture funding. But there's nary a revenue model in s...
10:25 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch YC Demo Day Session 1: PlanGrid, Medigram, Zillabyte, HireArt, Flutter, Givespark, Popset, SendHub, Screenleap, Coderwall, LVL6
We're here live at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., where top early-stage fund Y Combinator is kicking off its biggest day yet -- 66 companies are in this class, and all of them a...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch BilltoMobile Partners With Discover On Mobile Payments Push
On the heels of mobile payments serviceBilltoMobile's launch of a one-click checkout solution for the mobile web, the company is today announcing a partnership with Discover. Through the agreement, Di...
09:47 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch ColourDNA App Builds New Kind Of Interest Graph Pinterest For Color?
Recently a fascinating trend emerged. The rise of Pinterest and other interest-based social networks has suggested (or perhaps reminded us?) that there are in fact limitations to friends' recommendati...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Campalyst Raises Seed Round To Measure Social Media ROI
Social media analytics startup Campalyst is celebrating its first birthday today, and its big present is a new seed round (of undisclosed size) from Amsterdam-based venture capital firm HENQ.The compa...
09:14 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch First Look: OnTheAirs Video Call-In Show Platform Makes Hangouts and Ustream Seem Static
Google Hangouts only allows eight viewers to participate and Ustream allows zero, but with OnTheAir, anyone watching a live stream can video chat with the host in front of the audience. Today OnTheAir...
09:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch SecureUDID Is An Open Source Solution To The Apple UDID Problem
As we reported this weekend, Apple has started ramping up its efforts to deprecate the UDID - the unique identifier that ties a user to a specific device, like an iPhone or iPad. The companyoriginally...
08:41 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Please Do Not Buy Cheap Android Phones
Listen, I understand the pain that comes with not being able to afford nice things. I really do. But for the love of everything mighty, do not waste your money, or stand by as your loved ones waste th...
08:22 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Impossible Software Is About To Do Impossible Things With Your Video
Impossible Software has been building its product for a little while now. Founded 2008, its concentrated on real-time video, especially placing images and video into other videos. What do I mean here?...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile App Directory Appolicious Debuts Advertising Platform
Social mobile app directory Appolicious is getting into the advertising game today, launching a bidded keyword engine for its app directory, and those the startup powers for Best Buy or Samsung.As you...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch More Patent Legal Woes: T-Mobile Sued By OTI Over Use Of NFC in Nokia, HTC Smartphones
Here we go again: today brings another mobile patent infringement suit filed -- this time against T-Mobile USA, and over a technology that has had very little use to date, but a lot of potential.On Tr...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Patents Developing: T-Mobile USA Sued By OTI Over Use Of NFC in Nokia, HTC Smartphones
Here we go again: today brings another mobile patent infringement suit filed -- this time against T-Mobile USA, and over a technology that has had very little use to date, but a lot of potential.On Tr...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Updated: T-Mobile USA Sued By OTI Over NFC Patent In Nokia, HTC Smartphones
Here we go again: today brings another mobile patent infringement suit -- this time against T-Mobile USA, and over a technology that has had very little use to date, but a lot of potential.On Track In...
07:31 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Apsalar Lets You Customize Your Mobile App For Users Based On Their Behavior
Apsalar, a San Francisco-based mobile analytics startup, is giving developers more precision in how they target their users.The company is launching something called "Advanced User Segments" today. In...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Claiming Legality, EveryLodge Launches A Flash Sales Aggregator For Hotel Deals
EveryLodge is a new startup that aims to at least partially fill the void left by the closure of sample sale aggregator MyNines last year. Like MyNines, EveryLodge also aggregates the ongoing flash sa...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Change Is Good: HTC Axes HTCSense.com Cloud Service, But Its Successor Could Be Huge
Good night, sweet prince. Whether you knew about it or not (my money being on the latter), HTC's HTCSense.com has provided users with online backup and device location services since October 2010. In ...
06:33 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch LG Spectrum Review: This Is One Ugly Sumbitch
The LG Spectrum has spent a long while with me. In fact, LG's asking for it back, saying that my review period has come to an end. I didn't get around to the full review until now because (to be perfe...
06:29 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Russian Money Into French Clouds: App Analytics Platform Capptain Gets $1.5M From Runa Capital
As the world of apps continues to get ever-more crowded, another app analytics startup has picked up a round of investment to expand its business to help app developers figure out what is working, and...
06:10 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Lenovo Launches An Android App Store For The Enterprise
Computer manufacturer Lenovo has launched its own Android app store today, called simply, the "Lenovo Enterprise App Shop." As the name implies, the service is targeting the company's businesses custo...
05:41 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Now Is The Time For All Good 16-Year-Olds To Make Scientific Calculators In Minecraft
A young man who calls himself MaxSGB built a calculator in Minecraft. But this is not just any mechanical calculator: it's entirely "mechanical" and, if it were real, would be 5 million cubic meters i...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Shakes Things Up Under New CEO, Reorganizes For The Post-PC Era
Sony enters a new era April 1st. On that day Kazuo Hirai will replace Sir. Howard Stringer as Sony's president and CEO. The challenges ahead are massive. Sony is facing a financial and organizational ...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch After Alpha Attracts 1M Users, BlueStacks Goes Beta To Bring 450K Android Apps To Your PC
Ever since a pre-launch BlueStacks raised $7.6 million in series A financing, the startup has been attracting attention. Why? Because it's developed software that is designed to let Android users run ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Viralheat Adds Social Media Publishing With Version 2.0,
Viralheat is launching version 2.0 of its social media tools today, an upgrade that takes the product beyond the standard monitoring and listening.One of the biggest changes in version 2.0 is a new fe...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Pontiflex Launches Self-Serve Version Of Its Mobile Signup Ads
Pontiflex, a company focused on what it calls "mobile signup" ads, is reaching out to smaller advertisers today with the launch of AdLeads, its self-serve platform.Co-founder and CEO Zephrin Lasker sa...
04:35 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Sojern Raises $7.5 Million For Its Push Into Travel Tech And Targeted Travel Ads
The travel industry is one vertical that seems to be seeing a lot of disruption at the moment -- ranging from social media startups changing how we find and buy our journeys, to those who are re-exami...
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Millennial Media Sets Price Range For IPO At $11 To $13 Per Share, Valued At $974M
Mobile ad network Millennial Media has increased the price range per share for its upcoming IPO to $11 to $13 per share. The company previously had set the range at $9 to $11 per share.The network, wh...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Freemium Game Dev Addmired Rebrands As Machine Zone, Lands $8M From Menlo Ventures
Oh, how times have changed for Addmired team. The Y Combinator startup first debuted in 2008 with an Hot or Not-esque social network plugin, but eventually found their footing after pivoting to become...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch CloudLock Raises $8.7M To Help Secure Enterprise Data In The Public Cloud
CloudLock, the software company that aims to secure enterprise cloud data, has raised $8.7 million in Series B funding from Ascent Venture Partners and Cedar Fund. This brings the startup's total fund...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Social Gaming Startup Mob Science Raises $1M To Make A Bet On Zyngas New Platform
While Zynga may have won the early social gaming wars, investments in Facebook gaming haven't totally dried up. In fact, some startups are hoping that Zynga will end up being more of a friend than foe...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Open PaaS DotCloud Adds Support For WebSockets, Vertical Scaling And More
Second generation platform as a service DotCloud has added support for WebSockets, MongoDB 2.0 and vertical scaling in an effort to provide full stack development resources for users.For background, ...
03:49 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Pushes Play Front And Center: Is Selling Content Now King?
Google is marching steadily towards Larry Page's reported goal of a "single, unified, 'beautiful' product, across everything." It started last year, as redesigns came to all of Google's big products, ...
03:23 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch ThreatMetrix Picks Up $18 Million To Expand Its Fight Against Cybercrime
The world of data breaches and other malicious online acts are on the rise -- with some $2 trillion lost to IT thefts and other cybercrimes annually, according to research from Goldman Sachs -- so we ...
02:55 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch New iPad Runs 4G? Not In Australia, Says Consumer Watchdog
One of the selling points for the new iPad has been the fact that it supports 4G, but at least in one market, that 4G promise is facing a challenge. In what might be a case of a storm in a teapot, the...
12:49 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Angry Birds Maker Rovio Ups Its Game And Buys Futuremark
Rovio has made a killing out of its Angry Birds franchise, and today it announced a deal that points to how the mobile games maker is hard at work developing what could well be the follow up to that: ...
12:49 pm GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Angry Birds Maker Rovio Ups Its Game, Buys Futuremarks Games Studio
Rovio has made a killing out of its Angry Birds franchise, and today it announced a deal that points to how the mobile games maker is hard at work developing what could well be the follow up to that: ...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Vigilent Raises $6.7M From Accel For Intelligent Data Center Energy Management System
Vigilent, a company that provides intelligent energy management systems for data centers, telecommunications facilities and large buildings, has raised $6.7 million in investments led by Accel Partner...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Loyalty Service Swipely Adds Analytics And Targeted Campaigns
Swipely, the startup led by TellMe Founder Angus Davis, is doubling down on its credit card-based loyalty strategy.The company first launched as a way to share your credit card purchases with your fri...
06:20 am GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Former Googlers Launch YC-Backed Delupa: A PageRank For Daily Deals
If you were to stop for a moment and consider what your perfect deals site would be, chances are it doesn't look a whole lot like any of the big names currently operating in the space. When it comes d...
06:20 am GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Former Googlers Launch YC-Backed Dealupa: A PageRank For Daily Deals
If you were to stop for a moment and consider what your perfect deals site would be, chances are it doesn't look a whole lot like any of the big names currently operating in the space. When it comes d...
03:53 am GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch A Peek Inside Dropboxs Company-Wide Hack Week At Its Big New SF Offices
From the outside, Dropbox looks occupied with launches these days. It came out with a big redesign this month, then followed up quickly with a new way to share files with Facebook friends. But the com...
02:47 am GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Whats The Best iPad Streaming Music App? MOGs New iPad App vs Rdio vs Spotify
Don't stop the music. It seems obvious, but MOG is the first of the big music streaming services to get this right on a tablet. Today MOG officially releases its iPad app, and it includes MOG Radio wh...
02:45 am GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Flutter: The YC Startup That Wants To Put The Worlds Webcams To Good Use
Say you're sitting at your laptop, listening to music while responding to emails, writing code, or reading blogs. Then your phone rings, and the typical scramble ensues: You minimize your browser, max...
01:53 am GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch 99dresses Wants To Give Women An Infinite Closet
The model for how women purchase clothing is essentially broken. Because it is an ever-changing status symbol and subject to trends, fashion not exactly like any other goods.For example, with furnitur...
01:50 am GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Blackboard Acquires Moodlerooms, NetSpot To Offer Open Source Learning Technology
Blackboard, the maker of learning and education software for enterprises and schools, has acquired Moodlerooms and NetSpot, two providers of open source online learning technology. Financial terms wer...
01:49 am GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Open Web Judo: ThinkUp App Goes For-Profit In Bid To Decentralize The Social Web
ThinkUp App, the open source web application born out of the non-profit Expert Labs that lets you capture, store and analyze your activity across various social networking sites, has rebooted as a com...
01:49 am GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch ThinkUp App Goes For-Profit In Bid To Decentralize The Social Web
ThinkUp App, the open source web application born out of the non-profit Expert Labs that lets you capture, store and analyze your activity across various social networking sites, has rebooted as a com...
12:45 am GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google+: The Charge Of The Like Brigade
A recent post by a defecting Googler (at his new and previous home, Microsoft) suggests that a fundamental reordering of Google's priorities has made it far less than the company it once was. A sudden...
12:35 am GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch Study: Enterprises Want More Marketing Data, But They Dont Know What To Do With It
Online marketers and advertising are getting access to more and more data, but that's not enough, according to the 2012 Digital Marketing 2.0 Study commissioned by ad companyDataXu.More than 350 "ente...
12:04 am GMT - Tue, March 27, 2012
Techcrunch FamilyLeaf Brings Your Kin Together In Its Own Private Social Network
Facebook is on its way to having a billion members, but it's not always making friends everywhere it goes. Two young men, both aged 19 and in the most recent crop of Y Combinator startups, think they'...
11:59 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Condom Or Android Handset Name?
Android phone makers are flooding the market with handsets. If you can't beat the iPhone in quality, beat it in quantity. But with that comes a problem: They have run out of marketable names. "What ph...
11:48 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch With Another $1.5M, Appboy Launches App Management Platform, Hootsuite CEO Joins Board
App developers want to make kick ass applications that users want to download, and -- let me go out on a limb here -- they also want to make money. Monetizing apps can be tough, but with a more comple...
11:27 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Going After SMBs, Mobile Website Maker DudaMobile Raises $6M Series B
DudaMobile, a company which helps convert existing websites into mobile-optimized versions, has just raised $6 million in Series B funding. The round was led byPitango Venture Capital, an Israeli-base...
10:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Zoho Debuts New Android, iOS Apps At Zoholics User Conference
The team behind web-based productivity suite Zoho is in the middle of hosting their Zoholics user conference in San Francisco, and in between all the panels and presentations, they've taken the opport...
10:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Car Insurance Comparison Site Leaky Relaunches After Insurance Company Shutdown
Last August, Y Combinator-backed Leaky had one of those "good news, bad news" startup launches. The good news the launch got plenty of attention, and (thanks in part to some coverage from TechCrunch)...
10:12 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Design Community Colourlovers Acquires Forrst
The500 Startups-backeddev and design communityForrsthas been acquired by Colourlovers, a similarly-focused creative design community. This is the second site from Forrst founder Kyle Bragger which is ...
10:07 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Blurtt Co-Founder Jeanette Cajide Explains Why We Need Another Photo App
Blurtt is a photo sharing app with a twist - you can add funny captions to your photos before you share them (a little like Hipster, but not) and essentially turn your dull life into LOL life. I spok...
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch FTC Worried About Big Online Platforms, Only Sort Of Means Facebook and Google
The Federal Trade Commission just released a new report laying out its current thinking on Internet privacy. In some cases, the commission recommends new legislation, while in others it just want to h...
09:40 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Lori Andrews: How Google And Facebook Are Intermediaries For The Government [TCTV]
Every day, it seems, there is a new scandal about privacy and social networks. And few people have a better understanding of social networks' threat to our privacy and liberty than the Chicago-based l...
08:46 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Launches Advertising Program For Small Business In Partnership With American Express
Twitter is continuing its rollout of advertisinginitiatives, withtoday's launch of its new program for small businesses, which is being launched in partnership with American Express.Originallyannounce...
08:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Boutique Fitness Scheduler FITiST Joins New Incubator WellTech
If you live in a big city, you've probably got a lot of fitness options outside the traditional gym everything from boot camps to cycling classes to Yoga studios. Now a startup called FITiST wants to...
08:35 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Check-In Needs To Work, But How Can We Fix It?
Remember Highlight? That app that everyone thought was hot stuff back at SXSW? I used it for a few days and then deleted it, discovering quite quickly that the app, despite some utility, was an absolu...
08:28 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Forget Time Travelling, Disneys New Facebook Game Has Players Poking Through Nature
Disney's Playdom had a hit on their hands when they released their time-travelling, object-finding adventure Gardens of Time, which eventually (and contentiously) topped Facebook's list of most recomm...
08:28 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Forget Time Traveling, Disneys New Facebook Game Has Players Poking Through Nature
Disney's Playdom had a hit on their hands when they released their time-traveling, object-finding adventure Gardens of Time, which eventually (and contentiously) topped Facebook's list of most recomme...
08:16 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Group Retracts Its Petition Against Apple (Not That It Matters)
A group that petitioned Apple in January to do more to protect workers' rights in China is withdrawing its petition. The petition, which had previously gathered over 255,000 signatures before being de...
08:16 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Group Wants To Recall Petition Against Apple (Not That It Matters)
A group is asking Change.org to withdraw the petition which asked Apple to protect workers' rights in China. The petition, which had previously gathered over 255,000 signatures before being delivered ...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Ustream For Android Hits 2.5M Downloads, Rolls Out Ad-Free App For Those Who Pay
Ustream is celebrating reaching 2.5 million downloads of its Android app today with the release of a major new version, Ustream 2.0. It's been a long time coming for Ustream to hit this milestone - th...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Justin Kans Exec Starts Running Errands For Companies And Startups Today
You're paying your developer $150,000 a year plus change. Why let them get distracted by dry cleaning or grocery shopping?While the very biggest companies like Google and Facebook have figured out tha...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Decide.com Expands Beyond Consumer Electronics, Now Tells You When To Buy Home Appliances, Too
Decide.com, the consumer electronics search service launched by several former Farecast engineers,is expanding its focus today to home appliances. Previously, the service told users whether they shoul...
07:58 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Parse, The Mobile Back-End Startup, Comes Out Of Beta With 10,000 Developers Aboard
Parse, the San Francisco-based startup that's trying to bill itself as the "Heroku of mobile," is coming out of the gate with some nice momentum.The company, which streamlines the development process ...
07:44 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Smarterer Hits 5M Questions Answered In Its Quest To Help You Show Employers What You Know
As Education 2.0 looms, we're seeing a rise remote learning, self-education, smart software, all of which is allowing people to learn and to teach at their own pace -- inside the classroom or out. As ...
07:44 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Smarterer Hits 5M Questions Answered In Its Quest To Help You Show Employers Your Skillz
As Education 2.0 looms, we're seeing a rise remote learning, self-education, smart software, all of which is allowing people to learn and to teach at their own pace -- inside the classroom or out. As ...
07:19 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Voxios Chat Feature Is Aimed At Killing SMS, But In A Smart Way
Vox.io is a startup that has been making waves recently for its innovative take on VOIP. Essentially, it replaces what would normally be a phone number into a hyperlink, a disruptive idea which has ma...
06:24 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Black SMS iPhone App Encrypts Your Texts, Lets Playas Play
Maybe you're just a secretive person. Or perhaps you are in the middle of leaving your job, and are talking to a boss from a competing company. Maybe you have a girlfriend... and another girlfriend. W...
06:20 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Signs Patent Deal With Intertrust, Takes 20 Percent In SyncTV Subsidiary
Another development in the evolving mobile patent game: HTC today becomes the latest Android handset maker to join forces with Intertrust Technologies Corporation to license the company's patents, lar...
06:20 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Signs Patent Deal With Intertrust, Takes 20% In SyncTV Subsidiary For Streaming Services
Another development in the evolving mobile patent game: HTC today becomes the latest Android handset maker to join forces with Intertrust Technologies Corporation to license the company's patents, lar...
06:06 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch The Peek Email Device Goes Open Source
If at first you don't succeed, open source the sucker. Peek has released an open source version of their Peek Mobile operating system, allowing hackers to use the all-but-obsolete little email device ...
06:05 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Its Official: Get Your $99 Nokia Lumia 900 From AT&T On April 8
Nokia's first Windows Phone landed here in the States late last year, but part of me was hoping for something a bit flashier than the Lumia 710. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop fulfilled that desire when he sh...
05:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Its Better Than Nothing: Nokia Play To App Brings DLNA To Lumia Phones
Nokia is beefing up its Lumia handsets with a bit of DLNA baked into its Nokia Play To app for Windows Phone. The app is currently in beta and available for download at Nokia's Beta Labs. The company ...
05:16 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch HTML5 With Zero Knowledge Of Coding: DIY Flash Site Builder Wix Launches HTML5 Version
Wix.com made its name with a platform that business owners and regular Joes could use to build Flash-enabled websites. Now, as a sign of the times, the company is launching a new platform to let peopl...
04:37 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 10M Times In 3 Days
The Mighty Eagle has landed! Released late last week, the latest edition of Rovio's Angry Birds franchise was downloaded 10 million times in its first three days. Unfortunately since the announcement ...
04:37 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch NFC Software And Reader Developer ViVOtech Raises More Cash
ViVOtech, the near field communication (NFC) software and systems company, has raised an additional amount of Series D funding, according to a news release issued today. The company said this is an in...
04:04 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Is Off To Beirut For ArabNet
This week I'm heading the ArabNet Digital Summit in Beirut, Lebanon. It looks like the march of the Internet isn't just changing society across the Arab region, but business too. The MENA (Middle East...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Fab.com Teams Up With Madonna For New Album Sale
Design-focused flash sales site Fab.com is debuting a new partner todayMadonna. The site is featuring a special offer for U.S. members today for Madonna's new album MDNA. The album will retail for $7....
03:42 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Edocr Integrates With Zendesk To Allow Embedded Documents
It's been a few years since edocr appeared on the scene to allow people to share, edit and organise documents, not unlike Slideshare. To be honest I thought they'd disappeared but it turns out they ar...
03:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch CarRush Bills Itself as Groupon for New Cars. Is This A Good Idea?
If you thought the application of the Groupon sales business model could not extend any further you may be wrong. CarRush.co.uk launches today billing itself as 'Groupon for New Cars'. It's essentiall...
02:50 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch After Troubled Period, Video Games Retailer Game Group Goes Bankrupt In The UK
It's been on the rocks for months now, but now international video game retailer Game Group looks like it is finally sinking: today the company announced that it is formally entering administration --...
02:50 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Updated: UK Video Games Retailer Game Group Goes Bankrupt, Closes 277 Stores, Lays Off 2k Workers
It's been on the rocks for months now, but now international video game retailer Game Group looks like it is finally sinking: today the company announced that it is formally entering administration --...
02:14 pm GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Night Of The Living Social Network: Friends Reunited Relaunches Tomorrow As A Digital Scrapbook
Friends Reunited -- which once laid claim to being the UK's first social network before falling far behind the pull of Facebook -- is relaunching this week as a "digital scrapbook" where users can col...
11:57 am GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Seeking The Next Rovio, Microsoft, Nokia Commit Up To $24 Million Into A New Push To Get Apps On Windows Phone
We saw what a commotion it caused when Rovio's Mighty Eagle intimated that his company would not be developing a version of its newest game, Angry Birds Space, for the Windows Phone platform (some qui...
11:26 am GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch The Girl Who Cried Sexism
A long time ago a friend of mine and I were discussing another female tech blogger. "You know what?" he said. "The truth is -- please don't kill me -- the truth is that men just don't care what women ...
10:46 am GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Banking Consolidation: Monitise Buys Clairmail For $173 Million
One more sign of the mobile money space continuing to grow up: some significant consolidation underway. Today, the UK-based mobile banking specialists Monitise announced that it is buying Clairmail, a...
08:45 am GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch After 200M+ Views in 2011, The Decorah Eagles Live Stream Is Back For Season 2
Well, the avian theme has come back to haunt us of late, but here's some avian news that's sure to warm the cockles of your heart. Last year, the Decorah Eagles became the Web's biggest reality TV sta...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Infrastructure Automation Startup Opscode Lands $19.5M To Take On IBM, HP And BMC
Opscode, a company that provides cloud infrastructure automation for the enterprise, has raised $19.5 Million in Series C funding led by Ignition Partners, with Battery Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurv...
07:25 am GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch All That Cash: On Apple, Twitter And The New Bit Factories
The speculation of what Apple is going to do with all their cash has long been a favorite topic in the tech and financial press. But the thinking along those lines is often akin to the cognitive disso...
06:39 am GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch On Women In Tech
Geeklist must never have learned the first rule of holes: When you're in one, stop digging. I was all the way on the other side of the world at a conference held at a random amusement park in the Germ...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Want To Hook Your Users? Drive Them Crazy.
In advertising, marketers reinforce a behavior by linking to the promise of reward. Use our product, they claim, and youll get laid; its the gist of many product pitches from soap to hamburgers.But on...
05:20 am GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Decorates Its Roof With A 42-Foot Wide QR Code
When Mark Zuckerberg called for a "Space Hackathon" to decorate Facebook's massive new headquarters at 1 Hacker Way, he probably didn't expect employees to take him so literally. A few scurried up to ...
04:47 am GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Card Case Adds More Merchant Discovery, Social Features To iOS And Android; Becomes Pay With Square
Square's consumer-focused loyalty and mobile payments app Card Case, which debuted in 2011, has been pushing the envelope when it comes to the future of payments, allowing for hands-free, location-bas...
04:45 am GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Think Twice Before Adopting The Ship Or Die Mentality
The "Ship or die", "Done is better than perfect", "Just ship mantras have lately become a part of many startup conversations. The problem with these mantras is that they glorify the act of shipping wh...
04:29 am GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Report: More Movies Will Be Streamed Than Watched On Disc In 2012
Pop the champagne and up the bandwidth, because 2012 is the year we finally do away with discs. According to a Bloomberg report on IHS Screen Digest, more viewers will stream movies than watch them on...
04:23 am GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Speed and Fidelity
The push notification platform doesn't replace Office, it replaces Windows. And, more importantly, it replaces the desktop with the orchestration, the interplay, between services, some of which subsum...
04:15 am GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Anyperk Serves Startups Deals On Web Services
For most bootstrapped startups, using web and operational services can be expensive. From A/B testing to creating business cards to email, company expenses add up. Enter Y Combinator startup Anyperk, ...
03:25 am GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Find Everyone You Cant Google Or Facebook With YCs Ark People Search
Google and Facebook can't help youfind which of your friends are single, or live in New York and like Radiohead, but Ark can. Today Y Combinator-backed Ark.com sails into open beta in hopes of becomin...
02:34 am GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Hacker Culture: The Key To Future Prosperity?
One of the most exciting trends of the early 21st century has been the explosion of hacker culture around the world. By hackers, I don't mean people who pose security threats to computer networks. I'...
01:18 am GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch Proxy Fight Looms As Yahoo Appoints Three New Board Members
Well, it's been an eventful last few months for Yahoo, hasn't it? Remember it was just six months ago that Carol Bartz was fired from her position as CEO, and the Yahoo Board created a circle of elder...
12:23 am GMT - Mon, March 26, 2012
Techcrunch The Future Of The Virtual Personal Assistant
Norman Winarsky is the Vice President of Ventures and Bill Mark is the Vice President of the Information Computing Sciences Division at SRI International. Norman and Bill helped found the Siri venture...
11:16 pm GMT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Techcrunch One Kings Lane: From The LAX Arrivals Terminal To $200M In Revenue
As Susan Feldman waited outside the Southwest Airlines arrivals terminal at Los Angeles International Airport in October 2008, she had a nervous feeling in her stomach, which she compares to blind dat...
06:47 pm GMT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Techcrunch Club W Hits $1 Million In Annualized Revenue In 12 Weeks
If you love old Vitamin W as much as I do, you'll be pleased to note that folks who are disrupting the staid old wine industry are doing well. Case in point: Club W just announced they 're on track to...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Techcrunch Hotfile is Out Cold, But Googles DMCA Safe Harbor Debate Is Heating Up
Google recently threw down in the ongoing legal battle between the MPAA and Hotfile with amicus curiae panache. But Google wouldnt file an amicus brief from the kindness of its algorithmic heart. Larg...
03:18 pm GMT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Techcrunch Sean Parker And Shawn Fanning Open New Social Video Startup Airtime For Business
A few weeks ago at SXSW, Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning briefly mentioned that they were working on a new social video startup called Airtime. Now it looks like the company is opening for business.The ...
03:18 pm GMT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Techcrunch Sean Parker And Shawn Fannings New Social Video Startup Airtime Staffs Up For Launch
A few weeks ago at SXSW, Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning briefly mentioned that they were working on a new social video startup called Airtime. Now it looks like the company is gearing up for launch.Air...
07:24 am GMT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Has Started Rejecting Apps That Access UDIDs Amid Privacy Concerns
Amid extra scrutiny from Congress around privacy issues, Apple has started rejecting apps that access UDIDs, or identification numbers that are unique to every iPhone and iPad, this week.Apple had alr...
07:24 am GMT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Techcrunch Amid Privacy Concerns, Apple Has Started Rejecting Apps That Access UDIDs
Amid extra scrutiny from Congress around privacy issues, Apple has started rejecting apps that access UDIDs, or identification numbers that are unique to every iPhone and iPad, this week.Apple had alr...
06:00 am GMT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Techcrunch Redpoint eVentures Avoids The Helicopter VC Approach In Brazil, Announces New Investment
Earlier this month, Redpoint Ventures and BV Capital's eVentures announced the formation of a new, joint firm in Brazil called, somewhat predictably, Redpoint eVentures. Managing director Yann de Vri...
05:03 am GMT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Techcrunch Jobs Rejection Of TV Designs Isnt A Huge Deal Says Former Apple Engineer
It's a sin I know almost too well as a blogger. It's slow going for news on a Friday night and the pageview gods send you a reprieve in the form of a tweet.A former Apple engineer is berating the comp...
04:30 am GMT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Techcrunch You Say SoLoMo, I Say, I Hate My Life
Working in tech does weird things to your use of language. Five years ago, if you'd told me that I would become the kind of person who talks about whether they have the "bandwidth" to get something do...
03:52 am GMT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Techcrunch Screenshots Of Despair Reveals The New Human Condition
More and more of us are spending more and more of our time staring at screens; And it's amazing how emotional we've started to get about pixels. I'm pretty sure the last thing I see before I die will ...
02:55 am GMT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Unveils A Sign-Up Page For Android Users, Still No Launch Date
Instagram has been iPhone-only for so long, and its executives have been so coy about their plans for other platforms, that it can be hard to believe the company will ever release an app for Android. ...
02:12 am GMT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Techcrunch Why IT Professionals Arent Monogamous
Pity the enterprise software conglomerate, its salespeople abandoned at the altar, its customers fleeing from committed relationships. Shed a tear for the server maker, no longer able to lock-in long-...
12:52 am GMT - Sun, March 25, 2012
Techcrunch The Rise Of The Explainer Video
Two years ago, Jason Kincaid wrote a short but influential post titled The Underutilized Power Of The Video Demo To Explain What The Hell You Actually Do. He said:During my time at TechCrunch Ive seen...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch One Screen To Rule Them All
While hosting this years Academy Awards, Billy Crystal cracked, I prefer the big screen... which is my iPad. The remark was an ironic counterpoint to the evenings theme, Lets go to the movies, itself ...
10:02 pm GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch All The Worlds A Game
As a lifelong gamer, I grew up fascinated with role-playing games, from pen-and-paper fantasy worlds of Dungeons & Dragons, to computer-based RPGs like Ultima and Wizardry. Ive spent thousands of ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Resisting the Obvious
The Gillmor Gang Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor welcomed CBS News Online editor in chief Dan Farber back to the West Coast and the comfort of the Gang clubho...
08:01 pm GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch Women, Tech, And Tone
Earlier this week a startup named Geeklist was called out on Twitter for a promotional video which apparently featured a woman dancing around in her underwear. (I say "apparently" because the video ha...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch Why Entrepreneurs Should NOT Buy Homes
Editors note:James Altucheris an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written 6 books on investing. His latest books are I Was Blind But N...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch Get Rich or Die Trying
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education...
03:56 pm GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Updates Terms Of Service As It Preps An API And Private Pinboards: More Copyright Friendly
Pinterest is growing up fast: just days ago the image-based social network rolled out redesigned profile pages, and now it's following that up with an updated Terms of Service, Acceptable Use Policy a...
01:45 pm GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch Forget Todays Drama, Dustin Curtis Svbtle Is About Pushing Blogging Forward
Well-read designer Dustin Curtis has come up with a new blogging platform called Svbtle, that's meant to help you take blog posts from ideas to well-presented articles. At first, it looks like a bette...
05:03 am GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch Pair Is A Path For The Two Of Us
Let's say you're in a serious relationship, but you work all the time and you're long-distance. How do you stay close to the other person? I've personally had this situtation for the last year and a h...
04:06 am GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch Inside The NewMe Accelerator 2012 Startup House [TCTV]
The NewMe Accelerator, a startup incubator program focused on underrepresented minorities in the tech industry, assembles a select group of tech entrepreneurs from all over the United States to partic...
03:25 am GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch FCC Documents Show Sony Chromebook, Potentially Running On ARM
Google's Chromebooks haven't exactly made a splash, but apparently not everyone has been scared off. Sony seems to think there's gold in them thar laptops, and they're making their own. For now it's k...
03:01 am GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch Arjun Sethi Steps Down As Chief Product Officer From 6waves Lolapps
Just a few days after social gaming company 6waves Lolapps said it was laying off most of its development staff to focus on publishing, its chief product officer Arjun Sethi has stepped down. Sethi sa...
03:01 am GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch 6waves Lolapps CTO and Chief Product Officer Rue And Sethi Step Down
Just a few days after social gaming company 6waves Lolapps said it was laying off most of its development staff to focus on publishing, its chief product officer Arjun Sethi and chief technology offic...
03:01 am GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch 6waves Lolapps CTO Rue and Chief Product Officer Sethi Step Down
Just a few days after social gaming company 6waves Lolapps said it was laying off most of its development staff to focus on publishing, its chief product officer Arjun Sethi and chief technology offic...
01:29 am GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook The Patent Buyer: Even Before IBM, The List Includes HP, Friendster, BT And Halliburton
Facebook, according to reports, is buying up a boatload of patents from IBM -- 750 in all -- that will help the company shore up against potential attacks from other companies claiming the huge social...
01:12 am GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify Needs Big Funding To Pay Big Contents Tax On Success
There's a fundamental problem with startups that depends on premium licensed content. If you succeed, the content owners will jack up their licensing fees. This is why Business Insider's rumor that Sp...
01:11 am GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch MOG Finally Gets Around To Releasing A Native Windows App
MOG has been making headlines this week because of their potential acquisition by Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC, but their newest announcement sadly doesn't mention anything of the like. Instead, t...
12:53 am GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Acquires FeeFighters, The BillShrink For Business Services
FeeFighters, a three-year old comparison shopping site for credit card processors, is announcing today it has been acquired by Groupon. The Chicago-based startup, which provides businesses with a way ...
12:23 am GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch RunKeeper Co-Founder And COO Michael Sheeley Exits Company
Michael Sheeley, the co-founder of super popular health and fitness analytics app RunKeeper, stepped down from his role as COO and Chief Product Officer at the company this week. He announced his depa...
12:11 am GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Apple TV
Apple's third-generation Apple TV didn't really enjoy the limelight upon arrival. Something flashier stole the show. But it's still an important product, especially considering that the way we consume...
12:02 am GMT - Sat, March 24, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 03.23.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm PT....
11:55 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Tagstand Relaunches NFC Task Launcher App, Makes NFC Way Less Geeky
YC-backedTagstand, a company intent on helping make NFC more of a mainstream technology, is rebooting its Android app, NFC Task Launcher with a whole new feature set and user interface. The app was al...
11:20 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Tracks.by Scores Likes For Lil Wayne, Now The Music Promo Platform Is Giving Out Invites
One-hundred top hip-hoppers and indie rockers use Tracks.by to release their music and videos on Facebook. Now after a year of private work with a handpicked roster, Tracks.by is publicly offering inv...
10:48 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch A Twitter Conversation With NASA Led To Angry Birds Space
Angry Birds Space, Rovio Mobile's first genuinely new game in a year, has some humble origins.The idea for Angry Birds Space actually originated in a challenge NASA made to Rovio nearly a year ago on ...
10:33 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Exec Gives FCC The Finger After T-Mobile Announces Layoffs
Really? I mean, really?Yesterday, 1,900 T-Mobile employees got some very bad news -- they would all soon be out of jobs, as the company announced their intention to shut down seven call centers. That ...
10:27 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Austin Tops San Francisco In Study Of Fastest Download Speeds
Pando Networks is releasing new data today about American broadband speeds, taken from over 10 million downloads facilitated by the company's consumer-facing software throughout the course of 2011. Th...
09:39 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch IP Research Platform CrowdIPR Secures $135,000, Goes Freemium
CrowdIPR, an Estonian-origin startup developing a crowd-sourced intellectual property research platform has received an investment of $135,000 from the UKs Northstar Ventures and IP Group.The platform...
09:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch The Echo Nest CEO On What Big Data Means To The Music Industry
The Echo Nest is possibly the hottest music data company around right now. They've signed deals with Nokia, EMI, Clear Channel, Spotify, and most recently, Vevo. So chances are if you enjoy music, The...
08:48 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch The Story Of Flint Police Operations, A Group Saving A Crime-Ridden Michigan City With Social Media
SHOTS FIRED=2700 blk Eaton Place, 6 shots heard,nothing seen.#Flint.It's just another night in Flint, Mich. A concerned citizen heard gunshots and called 911. That's where the story used to end.There ...
08:45 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch YES! Batchs Photo-Sharing App Finally Supports Facebook Album Creation
Remember Batch, the photo-sharing app that lets you share iPhone photos on Facebook, Twitter, and via email? Wait, before you roll your eyes - photo-sharing app? Sigh... - let me stick up for Batch: i...
08:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon LG Lucid 4G Spec Sheet Leaked, Elicits A Resounding Meh
I'm personally waiting for some of LG's, shall we say, more ambitious handsets to make to their way to our shores, but until that happens, we'll have to make do with devices like the LG Lucid 4G. This...
08:14 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Could Pay $25 Million To Put The Lumia 900 In The Hands Of AT&T Sales Reps
We've already seen Microsoft try to buy the love of carrier retail employees, but it would seem that Nokia is the one coughing up cash this time around. According to WPCentral, Nokia is paying up to $...
07:54 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Disrupt New York Is Back At Pier 94. And Hackers, Its Go Time.
TechCrunch went big in 2011 and turned a huge 133,000 square feet working pier in New York City into a unique conference venue for the startup community. After a year of experience and thoughtful plan...
07:46 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Fab Kills It In Commerce As Tablets Become Key For Designer Sales [TCTV]
Design shopping site Fab is turning into a case study success story which tech entrepreneurs would be unwise to ignore. Founded in February 2010 as Fabulis by CEO Jason Goldberg (formerly of XING AG i...
07:19 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Considering New Laws And Legal Action Against Employers Asking For Users Passwords
Following up on disturbing reports that some employers are asking applicants to turn over their Facebook usernames and passwords, Facebook's Chief Privacy Officer on Policy, Erin Egan, hints that the ...
06:43 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Another Business Use For Instagram: Vitrue Integrates Photos With Brands Facebook Campaigns
Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram, earlier this week spelled out a few ways that Instragram might, one day, make revenue through marketing and advertising around its photo-taking, filtering and shar...
06:41 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch This App Lets You Chat With Nearby UsersAnd Call Them On The Phone
Palo Alto-based Who's Near Me Live, abbreviated as WNM Live, is a two-year old company that's found moderate success by launching first on Windows Mobile and Windows Phone, before porting its mobile a...
06:10 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Gidsy Goes Giddy When Ashton Talks Product [TCTV]
When Gidsy secured a $1.4 million seed investment earlier this year it wasn't the clutch of high profile VCs and Angels that attracted everyone's interest so much as the presence of Ashton Kutcher in ...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Pre-Order Your Angry Birds Space Plush Toys Now!
Rovio is back! After seemingly resting on the success of the original games, Angry Birds Space launched yesterday with much fanfare. And you know what? It's a great game. I choose to fling birds throu...
04:47 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga: We Bought OMGPOP For $180M, Pincus To Sell 15 Percent Of Shares In Secondary Offering
Zynga has just released a new S-1 in connection with its secondary offering. The company is looking to sell up to 43 million shares. Zynga's CEO Mark Pincus will sell 15 percent of his shares, which i...
04:12 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch WiFi Rules, OK? Only 6% Of iPad Sessions Come From Cellular Networks
There has been some anecodotal evidence about how WiFi is by far the most popular way to connect on a tablet, but some numbers out from Localytics spell out just how little traffic is coming from 3G (...
02:43 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Analyst: No Angry Birds Space On Windows Phone Will Cause Others To Think Twice About Nokias Recovery
Yesterday, the day that Rovio launched its newest game, Angry Birds Space, it also said it has no plans to develop the game for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform. An analyst today has taken that ne...
02:43 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Update: Analyst: No Angry Birds Space On WP7 Affects Nokia Recovery (Rovio Says Its Working On It)
Update: The CEO of Rovio, Mikael Hed, has dismissed reports that the company is not developing its latest Angry Birds game for the Windows Phone platform. "We are working towards getting Angry Birds S...
01:57 pm GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Luluvise And Badoo Talk Social Discover Apps At London Web Summit [TCTV]
Suddenly 'social discovery' is all the rage with apps like Highlight and Glancee being thoroughly tested during SXSW by 30,000 hot and sweaty social media gurus. But the past-masters at this for the l...
07:38 am GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Disconnect: Ex-Googlers Raise Funding To Stop Google, Facebook & More From Tracking Your Data
In the age of endless sharing, super cookies, social search results, and that ever-present social graph, it's comforting to know that there are some who are still prioritizing privacy. (And a few of t...
05:54 am GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Scoople Turns Reading The News Into A Game
If you're a news junkie who wants to make the experience a little more active, Scoople may be the iPhone app for you.The app was created by a startup called Dygest. When you're using it, you get a str...
05:16 am GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch And Now Theres An Ad Network For HR Bloggers
To some TechCrunch readers, a blog post about human resources may sound like a bit of a snooze (well, unless "talent war" is in the headline). But for others, it's the heart of their business, and of ...
03:48 am GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Glassdoor: Google Overtakes Facebook For Employee Satisfaction For The First Time In Four Years
Glassdoor has taken a look at how Google and Facebook compare in the eyes of employees and job candidates, and has extracted a number of interesting data points related to CEO approval, benefits, perk...
03:46 am GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Build A Beautiful Data Dashboard With Leftronic
Y Combinator-backed Leftronic is launching a new service allowing companies to create custom dashboards that visualize all of your company's important data.With Leftronic, you can pull data from a num...
03:10 am GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Updated Kindle Android App Supports KF8 Files (Which Means More Pretty Pictures)
Amazon's Kindle team seems have had their hands full these past few days -- a Retina Display-friendly update was just pushed to the iOS App Store last week, and now the Android version is getting a ni...
02:56 am GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch What The Senates Crowdfund Act Means For The Tech Industry Right Now [TCTV]
The Crowdfund Act, a bill to reduce restrictions on regular people investing in privately held companies, passed through the United States Senate today with flying colors in a 73-26 vote, after passin...
02:01 am GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch CrowdFlower Co-Founder Lukas Biewald Becomes CEO (Again)
CrowdFlower, a startup that helps businesses manage crowdsourced labor, has named a new CEO co-founder Lukas Biewald.The company, formerly known as Dolores Labs, launched at the TechCrunch50 conferen...
01:52 am GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Have An HTC Vivid? These AT&T Devices Are Getting ICS In Coming Months
Those of you dutifully carrying around your HTC Vivids have probably already heard AT&T has officially started pushing out the handset's Ice Cream Sandwich update. For all you other AT&T custo...
01:32 am GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Kiip Goes Beyond Games, Lets Any App Reward You With Real-Life Prizes
What if you won prizes for getting Likes on Instagram, listening to songs on Pandora, or making Highlight connections around town? Today Kiip expands its real-world rewards platform to allow giveaways...
01:32 am GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Kiip Lets Any App Reward You With Real-Life Prizes
What if you won prizes for getting Likes on Instagram, listening to songs on Pandora, or making Highlight connections around town? Today Kiip expands its real-world rewards platform to allow giveaways...
01:20 am GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Are You Building A Company, Or Just Your Credentials?
Y Combinator recently announced that for the next batch, the incubator will accept applications from groups and individuals without an idea. That same night, I received a breathless call from a friend...
01:14 am GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Primary Coffees HotPad App Makes Your Overheating New iPad Useful
Is your new iPad as hot as a tabletop grill? Why not put it to use as a warming pad? Yeah, just navigate Safari to this little web app and the script takes care of the rest! The new iPad is truly a ma...
12:44 am GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch eBay Sells Off Real Estate Listings Site Rent.com To Primedia
eBay has sold off one of its properties today, real estate listings site Rent.com. The buyer is Primedia, which helps people find apartments, houses for rent or new homes for sale through websites, mo...
12:08 am GMT - Fri, March 23, 2012
Techcrunch Taking On Rival Jumio, Payments Startup Card.io Adds Web Support
Card.io, the mobile payments startup which recently partnered with PayPal on the company's new Square rival PayPal Here, has some big news: it's no longer a "mobile" payments startup. That's right - C...
11:48 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Context Is King: OneReceipts Chrome Extension Sheds More Light On Your Bank Statements
I'm going to admit something right here for everyone to see -- I like buying things, a lot. Perhaps too much. I really don't think I'm alone on that front, but it's still a bit of a puzzle trying to w...
11:32 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch ShareThis Names The Most Social Travel And Sports Publishers
ShareThis, the company behind the ubiquitous sharing widgets of the same name, is rolling out a new way for publishers to see how their social sharing strategy stacks up and it's sharing a list of th...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV: In the Studio, Stipples Rey Flemings Wants to Turn Pictures into Dollars
"In the Studio" this week welcomes an entrepreneur who, while working for a major Hollywood celebrity, saw first-hand just how explosively engaging online images could be, an experience that provided ...
10:19 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Get Ready to Rumble With the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt New York
As TechCrunch Disrupt New York fast approaches, Startup Battlefield applications are open and running. For the past few weeks, hopeful entrepreneurs have been submitting their new, unseen startup comp...
10:18 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Buys 750 IBM Patents To Defend Against Yahoo
Facebook has just bought some troll repellant in the form of 750 patents for networking, software, and other technologies according to Bloomberg.If Yahoo relies any of thosetechnologies, Facebook coul...
10:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Soon Even Your Mom Can Invest: Senate Passes Crowdfunding Bill (With Protections)
Well, this just in from dispatch on Capitol Hill: The Senate has passed legislation that will essentially legalize crowdfunding in startups by practically anyone, even your mom. Senators Scott Brown, ...
10:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Soon Even Your Mom Can Invest: Senate Passes Crowdfunding Bill 73-26 (With Protections)
Well, this just in from dispatch on Capitol Hill: The Senate has passed legislation that will essentially legalize crowdfunding in startups by practically anyone -- even your mom. Senators Scott Brown...
10:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Brings Back The RT Option With TweetDeck Update (And More)
TweetDeck, the Twitter client preferred by many of the social network's power users, has rolled out a major update which brings more of the features that such an audience would require. With the new v...
09:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Partner Gravity R&D Powers Personalized TV Recommendations
Recommendation engine company Gravity R&D from Hungary started off back in 2006 when the key R&D team behind it participated in a movie recommendation contest for Netflix, improving results by...
09:13 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch For Pinterest, Revenue Would Turn Copyright Questions Into Problems
Getty Images' CEO Jonathan Klein is not concerned about people playing with Getty photos, teenagers using them for school projects, and people putting them up on their personal blogs -- or, at the mom...
09:13 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch For Pinterest, Revenue Will Turn Copyright Questions Into Real Problems
Getty Images' CEO Jonathan Klein is not concerned about people playing with Getty photos, teenagers using them for school projects, and people putting them up on their personal blogs -- or, at the mom...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Mixpanel Flow Helps Companies Visualize User Activity
Analytics startup Mixpanel is launching a new product today called Flow, which allows companies to see exactly how users are moving through their websites. In fact, co-founder Suhail Doshi says Flow h...
08:47 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Discovr Unveils People Finder App, Helps You Surface Interesting People On Twitter
Discovr, the company behind what's still one of my all-time favorite mobile app discovery tools, Discovr Apps, is out today with a new application for finding people. Not surprisingly, it's called Dis...
08:28 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch A 4.6-Inch iPhone With 4G LTE? Id Buy That
Alright. So you have your new iPad. You're breathing easy knowing that the hectic, crazy part is over and you can simply relax and browse the interwebs on that stunning Retina display. But not so fast...
08:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Amicus Wants To Socialize Nonprofit Fundraising And Outreach, Raises $580K Itself
Amicus, a startup looking to use social connections to make nonprofit fundraising and outreach easier, has raised a seed round of $585,000.You can see a Amicus' founders demonstrate the product in the...
08:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch The Fallen King: Apple Outships RIM In Canada For The First Time
Once upon a time RIM was the shining star of Canada. Hailing from the Great White North, BlackBerry phones were the country's dominant smartphone. But times have changed and RIM has not changed with t...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Photos Now Shown In 4X Bigger High Resolution and Can Be Viewed Fullscreen
Starting today Facebook is allowing Chrome and Firefox users to ditch the black background and comments sidebar that surround photos and view them fullscreen by clicking an expansion arrow in the top ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Photos Now Viewable In Fullscreen, Higher Resolution
Starting today Facebook is allowing Chrome and Firefox users to ditch the black background and comments sidebar that surround photos and view them fullscreen by clicking an expansion arrow in the top ...
07:55 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Have The Samwers Gone Too Far With Their Blatant Amazon Clone Lazada?
Try as they might the poor innovative startups of Germany - we're talking guys like Soundcloud, Amen and 6wunderkinder to name just three - still have to deal with their most famous exports being out-...
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft And TiVo Drop Their Patent Lawsuits Against Each Other
Microsoft is dropping its patent lawsuit against set-top box maker TiVo, in which Microsoft had complained of not only copyright infringement, but had also threatened a ban on importing TiVo's hardwar...
06:55 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Aims For The Green With MOTOACTV Golf Edition
Do you know who Bubba Wilson is? I sure dont, but the internet tells me hes a three-time PGA Tour winner thats right folks, hes an expert at putting balls into cups. As it turns out, Motorola Mobilit...
06:35 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Netflixs New Horror Series Hemlock Grove To Air Early 2013
Following last month's news of Netflix's second original scripted series, "Orange Is the New Black," Netflix has confirmed that yet another original show, a horror series called "Hemlock Grove," will ...
06:22 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Home Is Where The Mobile Game Is: 96% Play Games In The House, 53% In Bed
The magic of mobile games is that they can be played anywhere, but it turns out that quite a lot of us are more than happy to play them when not on the move, according to a new survey from mobile ente...
06:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Carpooling Marketplace Blablacar Acquires PostoinAuto To Drive Into Italy
Back in January BlablaCar, a European carpooling marketplace that connects any driver who has empty seats with paying passengers, raised $10 million in funding from Accel Partners and existing investo...
05:38 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Windows Phone Marketplace Tops 70,000 Apps
Windows Phone has been picking up steam lately, launching the platform in China just yesterday and making headway as one of Nokia's primary partners. But when it comes to buying Windows Phone, the big...
05:03 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch GREE May Have Missed OMGPOP, But It Has Another Way To Expand: A Deal With Ad Giant Dentsu
When Kim first broke the news that Zynga was in talks to buy Draw Something developer OMGPOP, she noted that one other suitor was the Japanese social gaming giant GREE, which had already made a name f...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Lookout: Lost And Stolen Smartphones Will Cost Consumers Over $30B In 2012
From personal experience, losing your phone (especially a smartphone) can be both frustrating and expensive. Lookout, a company that offers security services for a number of smartphone platforms, has ...
04:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Galaxy Note Wont Taste Ice Cream Sandwich Until Q2, But New Apps Sweeten The Deal
The still-popular Galaxy S II just recently got its first official taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, but Galaxy Note owners hoping to experience the same before the end of the quarter are bound to be disap...
04:26 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Western Union Gets Into Online Payments, Launches PayNearMe Competitor WU Pay
Money transfer service Western Union is launching a new online payments platform, called WU Pay, that allows consumers to pay for goods online by using your banks online bill pay service (similar to t...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Online Work Platform oDesk Raises $15M From T. Rowe Price, Benchmark
Online work platform oDesk has raised $15 million in Series D funding from T. Rowe Price Associates with participation from Benchmark Capital, Globespan Capital Partners and Sigma Partners. This bring...
03:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Ni Hao Flipboard: Reading App Takes The Bilingual Approach In China To Attract Local Consumers
Another step for Flipboard today as it continues to prove that it is the mobile reading app to beat: it has expanded its offerings for China, a fast-growing mobile market that this year is set to over...
02:19 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Exclusive: Sony Mobiles First TV Spot For The Xperia, Directed By Wes Anderson
Sony has been promising a big push to promote its new line of Xperia smartphones -- the first to come out since the company took full control over the Sony Ericsson JV -- and today we get to see the f...
12:28 pm GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Angry Birds Space Lands At Last
Bird-lovers and pig-haters, today is your lucky day: Rovio has finally pushed the button on the launch of its newest installation of its hugely successful Angry Birds franchise: Angry Birds Space. The...
11:22 am GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch The Megabreach Is Back: Hacktivists To Blame For 58 Percent Of Stolen Data In 2011, Says Verizon Study
Move over organized cybercriminals, the new gangs in town don't want our money, but they want to make a point, and they're going to do whatever it takes to make sure we listen. The annual Data Breach ...
08:50 am GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch The JOBS Act: Support Growing Biotech Companies Developing Breakthrough Medicines
Small biotechnology companies are leading innovation across the country. My company, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, is working at the cutting edge of oncology research, focusing on a specific set of cells w...
07:02 am GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch The Inside Story of The OMGPOP-Zynga Deal From The CEO, Investors & More!
We caught up with OMGPOP chief executive Dan Porter, Zynga's chief mobile officer David Ko and board member and Spark Capital partner Bijan Sabet to get the inside story of how OMGPOP's sale went down...
06:51 am GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Windows 8 Is Retina-Ready
All the talk these days is of the new iPad and its magical screen. Apple isn't the only one who can do that, you know. In fact, most display makers are looking forward to post-HD resolutions as one of...
06:18 am GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch UpTo: An iPhone App That Unlocks Your Calendars Social Potential (In The Right Way)
Back in December, Robin wrote about a Detroit app development startup called Rock City Apps, which had just raised a seed round of funding for its stealth iPhone app, UpTo. At the time, Rock City Co-f...
05:09 am GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Ad Tech Startup Integrate Raises $11M, With Backing From Comcast
Integrate, a startup that helps advertisers integrate (yes, I said it) their different ad channels and products, has raised an $11 million Series B round of funding.Co-founder Jason Bloom says the cur...
04:46 am GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Paul Adams To Marketers: If You Want Bigger Ads, Youre Doing It Wrong
Paul Adams has given talks before about how Facebook is transforming traditional marketing after all, he's the social network's global brand experience manager. However, he took a more provocative ap...
03:59 am GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Warner Music, Def Jam Record Labels Among Spotifys 12 New Apps
The record labels are in bed with Spotify, and now they'll be in its app tray too. Tomorrow morning Spotify launches its second round of apps -- 12 new ones from labels like Warner Music Group, Def Ja...
03:35 am GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Days After Major Aol Layoffs, AIM Is Experiencing Suspicious Login Issues
Aol proclaims AIM is OMG since 1997. But today its users are saying OMG for a different reason entirely. Just days major Aol layoffs effectively gutted the AIM division, many users are unable to log i...
02:52 am GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Amazon Rainforest Street View Ready For You To Explore
Back in August, Google announced that it was teaming up with nonprofit Foundation for a Sustainable Amazon to map a small section of the massive Rio Negro river (tributary of the Amazon) near Manaus. ...
02:52 am GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Amazon Rainforest Street View Is Ready For You To Explore
Back in August, Google announced that it was teaming up with nonprofit Foundation for a Sustainable Amazon to map a small section of the massive Rio Negro river (tributary of the Amazon) near Manaus. ...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Expanding Its Presence In Asia, Live Video Streaming Platform Ustream Launches In Korea
Back in October, live video streaming platform Ustream announced a partnership with KT Corporation -- a leading telecommunications provider in South Korea. The joint venture also included an additiona...
01:40 am GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Apples iPhoto For iOS Tops 1 Million Users
With a metric that's bound to make mobile app developers jealous, Apple has confirmed that its newly launched iOS-compatible version of iPhoto hit the 1 million user mark, only 10 days after its relea...
01:30 am GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Officializes Stance Against Jailbreaking
Jailbreaking, a term that has come to encompass several practices but generally refers to a user obtaining root access on their device, is controversial in a strange way. Companies like Apple and Nint...
01:25 am GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch StartUp Health Co-Founders Want To Transform The Medical Industry
The health sector has long been left out of the fun when it comes to innovation. Sure, we see cool health and med-tech stuff launch at Disrupt here and there, but for the most part, the entire industr...
01:20 am GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Quiet Down Facebook Friends You Dont Care About With Acquaintance List Suggestions
Facebook doesn't want noisy friends you never interact with cluttering your news feed. To help solve this, today it begins suggesting friends you don't enagage with that it think you should add to you...
01:20 am GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Quiet Down Facebook Friends You Dont Care About With Acquaintance List Suggestions Box
Facebook doesn't want noisy friends you never interact with cluttering your news feed. To help solve this, todayit begins suggesting friends you don't enagage withto add to your Acquaintance List. Tho...
01:15 am GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch OMGPOPs Sale to Zynga Is One of Y Combinators Biggest Exits To Date
Little known fact: OMGPOP was actually an early company backed by Paul Graham's incubator Y Combinator.Originally named Iminlikewithyou, it was co-founded by Charles Forman and was part of YC's mid-20...
12:45 am GMT - Thu, March 22, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Stock ($AAPL) Up 50% So Far This Year
Apple is hot. I'm not talking about the temperature of the new iPads, I'm talking about its stock. At around 3pm ET today, Apple traded at a new all-time intraday high $609.65 a share, up more than ...
11:59 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Convertro Tracks the Impact Of TV Ads
When people talk about the difference between online and offline advertising, one of the big themes is accountability you just can't get the kinds of data about, say, a TV campaign, that you can abou...
11:16 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Done Deal: Zynga Gets Draw Something Phenom By Acquiring OMGPOP. (Were Hearing $210M.)
Zynga agreed to buy OMGPOP, the maker of massive Pictionary-like hit Draw Something, winning out over several other large gaming companies who had taken a look at the deal. Zynga didn't disclose the p...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Kevin Systrom Drops A Few Hints About Instagrams Business Model
When Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom spoke today at Federated Media's Signal conference, there wasn't much in the way of new infobut the fact that Systrom was at the conference, and the angle he to...
10:58 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch ReadyForZero Helps Users Pay Off $12.5M In Debt; Now Launching Offers Platform
ReadyForZero, an online financial service (and YC alum) focused on addressing a real need - getting people out of debt faster - appears to be working. The company, which is now reporting 13% month-ove...
10:54 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Draw Something Sucks, But Heres Why Zynga Was Smart To Buy and Not Clone It
InDraw Something, you do not win or lose, you don't level up over time, and you won't keep making in-app purchases. But Zynga needs more mobile talent and it could tweak the game into a viral, money-m...
10:49 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Blue Jeans CEO Looks To Beat His Two-Time Acquirer Cisco With Low-Cost Video Conferencing
Having sold two companies to Cisco, Krish Ramakrishnan knows what it takes to compete with the venerable networking giant.After leaving Cisco for the second time to be an entrepreneur in residence at ...
10:39 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Houston, We May Have A Fake: Pro CGI Experts Cast Serious Doubt On Human BirdWings Flight
Well, the evidence is mounting, and it looks like I may have let my eagerness for self-propelled flight of the flapping variety to actually be possible get in the way of reality. Yesterday, we covered...
10:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Streak.com Takes On Salesforce With A Simple CRM For Gmail
Life is painful for those of us who try to manage our daily workload in Gmail. The stars, the labels and filters, Google's inaccurate "Priority Inbox" ranking system, the extensions... well, they all ...
10:10 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Bonobos Launches Cyber Pop-up Store, Further Blurring The Lines Of Ecommerce
Bonobos, everyone's favorite online clothing provider named after amorous monkeys, has announced a Cyber Pop-up Store featuring a number of special items curated by Nets basketball player Deron Willia...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: The New iPad
iPad, iPad, iPad.What else is there to say? You already know the Retina display is amazing. You know the camera's been improved and that that little A5X chip is super snappy. You know that the latest ...
09:53 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch With Y Combinator-Backed EveryArt, You Dont Have To Be Afraid Of Commissioning Art
If you want to bring some art into your life, but you're intimidated by the art world, a Y Combinator-backed startup called EveryArt wants to help.The site is a marketplace where people can commission...
09:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Six-Year-Old Twitter Now Has 140M Active Users Sending 340M Tweets Per Day
Today marks Twitter's sixth birthday, when founder Jack Dorsey and Twitter's first members started using the communications platform. And the company has posted a number of stats about its growth in u...
09:21 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Klout and PeerIndex Dont Measure Influence. Brian Solis Explains What They Actually Do
Whether you like it not, Klout, Kred, PeerIndex, and Radian6 are measuring your social capital -- not your influence but your potential for it. Altimeter Group's principal analyst Brian Solis today re...
09:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Google VP Neal Mohan: Dont Call Us A Walled Garden
Neal Mohan, Google's Vice President of Display Advertising, took the stage at Federated Media's Signal event this morning in San Francisco, and the first few minutes were pretty awkward. Google has be...
09:11 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Two Big Reasons Why Instagram + Hipstamatic = Match Made In Heaven
Today Fast Company has a story on how two of the hottest photo apps for iOS, Hipstamatic and Instagram, are going to announce a partnership that will see Hipstamatic become the first third party to po...
09:07 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch China Leads World In New iOS & Android Activations; App Sessions Up 1126% Over Last Year
New data from mobile analytics firm Flurry indicates the incredible growth potential of the Chinese smartphone market. The country, which ranked 11th place at the start of 2011 in terms of iOS and And...
08:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Exec Says Galaxy S III Could Launch In April After All
This Galaxy S III release date business is getting to be pretty ridiculous first, all signs pointed to Samsungs newest flagship launching this April, but then company representatives killed that noti...
08:32 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch MeARKET Lets You Peek At Your Friends Stock Portfolios
A new startup called MeARKET wants you to play the stock market with a little help from your friends.According to CEO Colton Daines, MeARKET is one of those startups that was built in response to a re...
08:24 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Like Vanity Searches? Mention Launches Social Media Monitoring For The Rest Of Us
Stock photo site Fotolia's founder,Thibaud Elziere, has just invested a small amount into a new company called mention, a social media monitoring service launching today. Elziere is also a co-founder ...
07:31 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch It Wasnt Broke, But Pinterest Fixed It. Now Users Hate It.
Just a few days ago, Pinterest rolled out redesigned profile pages. It wasn't all that revolutionary most of the profile navigation was moved to a header bar, title font for boards changed, boards th...
06:39 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Wildfire Is Huge: First Stats In Years Reveal Social Marketers 300 Employees, 13,000 Customers
Through the hard-fought battle to represent the world's top brands, social marketing platform Wildfirehas stayed quiet. But today, it revealed to TechCrunch that it has 13,000 paying customers, more t...
06:39 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Wildfire Is Huge: First Stats In Years Reveal Social Marketers 300 Employees, 13K Customers
Through the hard-fought battle to represent the world's top brands, social marketing platform Wildfirehas stayed quiet. But today, it revealed to TechCrunch that it has 13,000 paying customers, more t...
06:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Social Marketing Platform PromoJam Raises $1.2M From Golden Seeds, Band Of Angels
PromoJam, a social marketing platform for the enterprise that allows businesses to create campaigns across Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and MySpace, has raised $1.2 million in Seri...
05:43 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch HP Combines Printers And PC Divisions Into The Printing and Personal Systems Group
HP announced today that the two of the company's largest divisions will be combined into one, if you will, super division. The Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) and Personal Systems Group (PSG) are joi...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Windows Phone Makes Official Chinese Debut Today
Microsoft has officially launched Windows Phone in China today, and Microsoft marked the occasion with a little get-together local press could get a feel for their smartphone efforts.As mentioned befo...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch The Wild, Wild East: Windows Phone Makes Official Chinese Debut Today
Microsoft has officially launched Windows Phone in China today and while they deserve a pat on the back for making it happen, they've got a great wall to overcome if Windows Phone is going to be a rea...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch More Money For Big Data And The Cloud: OpenView Raises New $200M Fund
There has been a bit of a landrush of late on enterprise companies focused on big data and how best to harness that in the cloud, and today sees the launch of a new fund that will fuel the growth of e...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch The Hong Kong Firm Behind Those Quirky Animated News Shorts Bets $5M On Red Robot Labs
The Yakuza, Chinese Triads and more. There's just so many more mafias for Benchmark-backed mobile gaming studio Red Robot Labs to infiltrate.So the gaming company, which has made a huge bet on locatio...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Back Marketplace For Local Fashion Boutiques, Shoptiques
As an avid shopper, I tend to buy clothes, jewelry, and accessories from both big-name stores as well as smaller boutiques. But as a whole, some of my most coveted items in my closet are from local bo...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch TokBox SDK Brings Video Chat To iOS Apps
Just over a year ago, video chat startup TokBox shuttered its consumer application and began focusing exclusively on its platform strategy using its technology to enable video chat on other websites....
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Blurtt Wants You To Express Yourself With Mobile Memes
A new iPhone app called Blurtt makes it easy to combine words and text it may not sound like a big deal, but co-founder Jeanette Cajide is pitching it as a new way to express yourself.After all, she ...
04:51 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch The Samsung Galaxy S III Leaks Again, Is This Sammys iPhone 5 Fighter?
2011 was huge for Samsung. 2012 needs to be even bigger. Last year, Samsung showed the mobile world that they could produce world-class handsets and a proper ecosystem within the confines of Android. ...
04:20 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch The NYSE Partners With Startup America; Will Loan $1.5M To Small Businesses
The New York Stock Exchange is teaming up with The Startup America Partnership, the national campaign that aims to accelerate entrepreneurship; to launch an initiative to fund, mentor and promote star...
03:54 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Chrome Briefly Becomes Worlds Most Popular Browser, Thanks To Emerging Market Usage
Google has made some significant strides getting Chrome, in relatively short time, to become one of the most popular web browsers around. Now, some numbers from StatCounter indicate that it has, for t...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Semantic Recipe Search Engine Yummly Raises $6M From Unilever And Others
Yummly, a semantic recipe search engine, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Physic Ventures and Unilever Corporate Ventures, the venture capital arm of food giant Unilever, with contribu...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Dell Relaunches Software Community AppDeploy As Social Q&A Platform For IT Professionals, ITNinja
Dell has been operating IT community AppDeploy since it acquired the platform's owner Kace Networks in 2010. The site itself has been operating for 13 years, and receives around 450,000 monthly visito...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Cisco, Benchmark And Venrock Back Cloud Storage Company CTERA Networks
CTERA Networks, a company that provides managed cloud-based storage and data protection for SMBs, has raised an undisclosed round of funding led by Venrock, with a strategic investment from Cisco Syst...
02:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch As Developers Seek More Interactivity, PubNub Raises $4.5M For Its In-App Messaging Solution
With the world of apps no longer in its early days, we are starting to see the emergence of a lot more services that give developers more sophisticated ways of interacting with users, and monetizing w...
02:02 pm GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch BlackBerry Partners Fund Manager ATP Rebrands As Relay Ventures, Raises $150M
ATP Capital, the firm that runs JLA Ventures, Clairmont Capital, and BlackBerry Partners Fund, is ready to start investing a new $150 million fund and it will be doing so under a new name, Relay Vent...
10:57 am GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Index Launches Its First Life Sciences Fund: $200M And Partnering With Glaxo and Johnson & Johnson
Index Ventures may be best known on these pages for its technology investments, but today it launched a new fund that points to how the company is willing to put its money into other examples of stron...
09:29 am GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch The Top Tech News (and Parties) From SXSW Music
Astech enthusiasts andentrepreneurs nursed their hangovers and headed home after SXSW Interactive,there were still newsworthy launches, panels, and campaigns going on at SXSW Music. MOG hinted at its ...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Adobe Expands Its Social Analytics Lineup With Adobe Social
Must be something in the air. Less than a day after Google announced that it's adding social media reports to Google Analytics, Adobe is unveiling its own social analytics tools.Even though the compan...
05:59 am GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Consumer Reports Recommends New iPad As Your Next Home Grill
Attention George Foreman: report to an Apple Store near you immediately. There's a hot (literally) product, you simply must buy the entire inventory of to keep your grilling empire alive: the new iPad...
04:21 am GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch How to Fix Location-Based People Discovery
No clear winner came out of South by Southwest's battle of people discovery apps. Highlight seems to have received the best press, and according to Scoble, about 5% of SXSW used the service. Despite t...
04:16 am GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Airbnb Acquires UK-based Crashpadder As Part Of International Growth Push
Airbnb has acquired Crashpadder, a London-based company that runs an online marketplace where people can list their homes and apartments to be rented out for short stays (essentially, it was like a sm...
02:59 am GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Eventbrites New iPad Credit Card Reader Allows Event Organizers To Collect Ticket Payments At The Door
Online ticketing platform Eventbrite is making a big push towards reaching $1 billion in gross ticket sales in 2012; after doubling both the number of events on platform in 2011 (458,207 events in 201...
02:47 am GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Copyright Issues Could Spur Changes To Pinterests Terms Of Use And Pin Etiquette
Pinterest has had trouble brewing for a while over what some people say are frequent copyright violations that happen when users 'pin' photos on the site without permission from the photo's owner. But...
02:47 am GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Copyright Issues Could Spur Changes To Terms Of Use And Pin Etiquette
Pinterest has had trouble brewing for a while over what some people say are frequent copyright violations that happen when users 'pin' photos on the site without permission from the photo's owner. But...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint And HTC Announce Collaboration Event In NYC On April 4th
Oh you guuuuys. Rather than just call it what it is (a press conference) Sprint and HTC have just sent out invitations to what they're calling a "collaboration event" taking place in New York City on ...
01:49 am GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch New iPads A5x Processor Holds Few Surprises Despite Enormous Size
Initial teardowns of the new iPad whetted many a chip nerd's appetite when they revealed that the A5x chip inside was truly gigantic. At nearly 13x13mm, it is significantly larger than the A5, which w...
12:22 am GMT - Wed, March 21, 2012
Techcrunch After Ditching Auctions, Mobile Marketplace EggDrop Hits Half A Million Downloads
EggDrop, essentially a mobile app alternative to Craigslist, is starting to pick up steam. The company now boasts half a million downloads of its app on iOS and Android, with $8 million in listings fr...
11:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch GoldSpot Shows You Mobile Video Ads If Youre On Wi-Fi Via New Bandwidth-Aware Ad Tech
Exclusive: Goldspot Media has just unveiled its new "bandwidth-based ads", a licensable technology that lets advertisers deliver a single mobile ad unit that appears as a simple rotating banner to vie...
10:28 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Skimlinks Releases Full API For Web Publishers
Skimlinks, a content monetization platform for web publishers, has released a comprehensive API suite. Part of this allows publishers to learn more about their users shopping habits. The startup made ...
10:13 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Patents Developing: A Lawsuit From Mitel; More Patent Applications From AOL, Others
For those who may have thought that last week's patent lawsuit filed by Yahoo against Facebook was a one-off, here are some developments that indicate that we may be seeing more of this to come:Facebo...
10:09 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch FreedomPops New iPhone Case Promises Users Free Wireless Data
Skype founder Niklas Zennstroms new FreedomPop project was initially shrouded in secrecy, but they've recently become a bit more talkative about how the company plans to offer free wireless broadband ...
09:53 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Expands Promoted Tweets On Mobile; Will Allow Brands To Target By Interest, Device
A few weeks ago Twitter announced that it would be bringing additional Promoted Products to the iOS and Android mobile platform, specifically Promoted Accounts and Promoted Tweets. At the time, Promot...
09:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Christian Lanng: Why All Current Business Software Is Crap [TCTV]
Forget all those stereotypes about repressed, understated Scandinavians. Christian Lanng, the CEO and co-founder of the business software network Tradeshift, is as unashamedly noisy as the brashest Si...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch iPad Sales May Reach 66 Million In 2012
Following Apple's announcement yesterday of the new iPad's record weekend, which saw 3 million devices sold in three days, analysts are upping their predictions for the tablet's market share growth ov...
09:16 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Balloonduck Is A Much Prettier Twitter For Questions, Looking For 1,500 Beta Users
I'm notoriously cynical when it comes to new social services and apps. I'm already drowning in the madness of Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and the list goes on and on and on. Bu...
09:14 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Despite The Name, Report Finds Mobile Games Are Played Most Often At Home
Casual and mobile games company Miniclip has teamed up with app monetization platform and ad server MoPub, today releasing a joint study on the behavior of mobile gamers, breaking the group down by ag...
08:43 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch All The Video From London Web Summit
There was a heck of a lot of content on stage at London Web Summit, and it's not easy to summarise all the conversations between 1,000 attendees, 60 speakers and three stages. But while we sift though...
08:23 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Doesnt Want You To Sue Them, According To New Terms Of Service
Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed that Netflix wants you to "Agree" to something. The company has updated its terms of service, and within the new version, there lies an interesting little...
08:12 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch CasaHop: HuffPost Alumni Look To Travel Sector For Their Next Viral Ambition
Make way for another social travel startup, one with ambitions to disrupt the whole of the travel industry. A team of executives that helped build and develop the growth phenomenon that is the Huffing...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch ScaleXtreme Debuts iPhone App To Let IT Admins Manage Data Centers On The Go
Enterprise company ScaleXtreme, which provides cloud-based server automation products for data centers, an iPhone app today. Basically, ScaleXtreme for the iPhone gives IT admins an on-the-go view of ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch HTC, Where Innovation Is Bought (And Thats A Good Thing)
HTCs is the Cinderella story of the mobile market theyve gone from low-key provider of Windows Mobile hardware to Android-powered smartphone titan within the span of just a few years.Impressive as th...
07:55 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Houston, We Have Liftoff: Human BirdWings Guy Finally Enjoys The Miracle Of Human Flight
While I am indeed guilty of being pretty fly for a white guy, it's never been able to help me achieve my life-long dream of actual flight. You know, in the air, like a bird. Or maybe like Superman or ...
07:47 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Photo Factory MoPho Adds Instagram Support, Now Offers 1-Cent Prints
MoPho, the fun mobile printing app fromPenguin Digital(with the ridiculous name), is rolling an update today that may include one its hottest features yet: 1 cent Instagram prints. The app, which allo...
07:24 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch An Interview With Rob Schmitz, The Reporter Who Fact-Checked Mike Daisey [TCTV]
Rob Schmitz is a reporter and Marketplace Correspondent based in Shanghai, China. He has spent time in many factories - as well as a bit of time outside of the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, the same fa...
07:07 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch FindTheBest Launches A Data-Driven Approach To The Classifieds
FindTheBest, the startup led by DoubleClick co-founder Kevin O'Connor and backed by Kleiner Perkins' sFund, has been trying to help consumers make the right decisions by giving them lots of data. Now ...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Sprints Galaxy Nexus To Launch On April 15?
According to an internal Sprint source that spoke with S4GRU, the Galaxy Nexus will show up on Sprint shelves on April 15. You know, just over three months since the Verizon version launched and mere ...
06:49 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Windows Phone Inches Past Near-Dead Symbian In U.K. Market Share
Microsoft's Windows Phone platform seems to be picking up some steam across the pond, or so a new report from Kantar Worldpanel claims. According to their study, Symbian now only accounts for 2.4% of ...
06:29 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch With 4 Million Videos Viewed, Social Video App Vodio Rolls Out Major Update
Vodio, the social video viewing app for iPad which competes with ShowYou, Shelby.tv, and others, is out with a major update this morning, which brings a number of new features, including a history sec...
06:07 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Google Analytics Update Connects Social Marketing With The Bottom Line
If you've ever been to an online marketing conference in the past year or so, or even read an article on the subject, you've probably heard someone ask, "What's the ROI on social marketing?" (Alternat...
05:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Adding 1K MembersDay, Behance Launches Major Redesign To Make The Creative Graph A Reality
While the Web today is chock full of creative expression of every stripe, and digital media has given voice to a whole new class of amateur creatives, be they musicians, artists, or photographers, cre...
05:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Adding 1K+ MembersDay, Behance Launches Major Redesign To Make The Creative Graph A Reality
While the Web today is chock full of creative expression of every stripe, and digital media has given voice to a whole new class of amateur creatives, be they musicians, artists, or photographers, cre...
05:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Adding 1K+ MembersDay, Behance Drops Major Redesign To Make The Creative Graph A Reality
While the Web today is chock full of creative expression of every stripe, and digital media has given voice to a whole new class of amateur creatives, be they musicians, artists, or photographers, cre...
05:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch More Social Travel: Tripbirds Picks Up $560k From Paths Dave Morin, Others. Now In Public Beta
On the heels of last week's announcement of "social" hostel booking site InBed.me picking up a $1.2m seed round, another social travel site is launching today: Tripbirds, which lets users pick up trav...
05:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch More Social Travel: Tripbirds Picks Up $740k From Paths Dave Morin, Others. Now In Public Beta
On the heels of last week's announcement of "social" hostel booking site InBed.me picking up a $1.2m seed round, another social travel site is launching today: Tripbirds, which lets users pick up trav...
05:09 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Sonos Updates PCMac Controller Apps With Drag-And-Drop, One Touch Party Mode
Sonos has just announced an update to their Sonos Controller software, specifically for Mac and PC. The app, which runs on Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, and Android, now comes in 12 different languages, incl...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch An Always-Present Recipe Box: ZipList Reaches 1M Users
Startup ZipList says 1 million users have used it to find and save more than 4 million recipes.The service launched less than a year ago. Users can search for recipes, save them, and convert them inst...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch FutureAdvisor Raises Funding From Sequoia To Bring Financial And Investment Advice To The Masses
Y Combinator startup FutureAdvisor has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Sequoia Capital and angel investors Keith Rabois and Jeremy Stoppelman.FutureAdvisor, which debuted in 2010, is an o...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Orange Publicis Funds First Investment: $15M For Ad Personalization Provider myThings
Last week we learned of a new, $400 million-plus investment fund from mobile operator Orange, ad giant Publicis and Iris Capital Management. Today, news of its first strategic investment: myThings, an...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Egnyte Adds HTML5, Scalability To File Sharing Platform For SMBs
File storage and synchronization service Egnyte, is debuting a new product today, called Egnyte HybridCloud File Sharing for the Enterprise.As we've written in the past, Egnyte is essentially a Dropbo...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Averail Raises $6M To Help Enterprises Share Documents On Mobile Devices
Stealthy startup Averail has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Foundation Capital and Storm Ventures. In addition, the company has appointed Paul Holland, General Partner at Foundation Capi...
02:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch BBCs iPlayer The Latest To Join Microsofts Xbox Platform, Free And UK-Only For Now
Another big content partner for Microsoft and its Xbox Live Platform, and another win for those in favor of all TV eventually going over-the-top rather than through a pay-TV provider: the BBC has now ...
01:27 pm GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Oink Users: Need A New Home For Your Data? Turn That Frown Upside Down With Cheers
This piece of news brought to you by Jotly. No, no. Just kidding. Last week, uber-founder Kevin Rose and the team of eight sterling engineers and designers that comprised his startup lab, Milk, closed...
05:06 am GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch 6waves Lolapps Sheds Most Of Its Development Team To Focus on Publishing Games
6waves Lolapps, the social gaming company that was formed out of a merger just half a year ago, shed most of its employees on the development side today to focus on publishing other studios' titles.Th...
04:46 am GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch When It Comes To Phones, Men Are More Price-Sensitive (According to Vuclip)
For its latest user survey, mobile video service Vuclip decided to look at why people buy the phones they do specifically, at the differences between men and women.And indeed, there was a real contra...
03:05 am GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Google Steps In To Defend Hotfile From Overbroad And Ill-Conceived MPAA Lawsuit
Cyberlocker services are under attack from every direction: not only are their services looking less and less necessary as more personal file-sharing services (like Dropbox) become popular, but the se...
02:49 am GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Dave Morin Talks Path 2.1, Facebooks IPO Effect, And Those New Funding Rumors [TCTV]
TechCrunch TV talked to Path co-founder and CEO Dave Morin last week while we were at the South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. It's always interesting to talk to Morin, who is w...
02:45 am GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Plancast Founder Mark Hendrickson Joins Obvious-Incubated Lift As Head Of Product
Last June, Biz Stone and Evan Williams teamed up with long-time collaborator (and early Twitter employee) Jason Goldman to dust off and re-start The Obvious Corporation — the very idea incubator...
02:33 am GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Trying To Be Mint.com For Student Loans, Binksty Raises, Redesigns, Hits $10M In Debt-Under-View
Last October, we wrote about Binksty, a young startup that aims to give college students saddled with debt a one-stop shop to manage loans, pay off debt, as well as educate them on the best ways to sa...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Deals Aggregator Frugalo Acquired By TwitVid (But No, Its Not Getting Into Deals)
Frugalo, a daily deals aggregation platform that emerged fromAngelPad's third group of startups last fall, is being acquired by social video site TwitVid. As you may have guessed, the move was more ab...
01:51 am GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Bookmark It: Bliss Control, A One-Stop Shop For Updating Your Social Network Profile Settings
I'm interrupting your tech news flow to tell you about a nifty little tool you'll probably want to bookmark for later. It's called Bliss Control, and it comes fromthe same folks that brought you the e...
01:32 am GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Hollywood Agents Talk About Technology In Entertainment [TCTV]
Brent Weinstein and Eric Kuhn stopped by the studio to talk about technology in entertainment, and these guys are worth listening to. Brent is Head of Digital Media for United Talent Agency in Los An...
01:10 am GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Quantifies Their iPad Record Weekend: 3 Million Sold In 3 Days
Earlier today, AT&T announced record sales and activation numbers for the new iPad. During the Apple dividend/buyback call, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke of a "record weekend" for the new iPad. Unfortu...
01:08 am GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook To Court Minority Biz Groups With New Head Of Community Engagement
To work with Congress and encourage minority-owned small businesses to use its marketing products, I've learned Facebook has just created a new Head of Community Engagement role to be filled by Susan ...
01:03 am GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch LG Spectrum Review: Head-To-Head With The Nitro HD And Galaxy Nexus
The LG Spectrum isn't necessarily my favorite phone. It's got pretty nice specs and a killer screen, but there's something to be said about the way a phone draws you in from across the room. I don't m...
01:03 am GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Adobe Revenue Up To $1.05B, Profits Down
Adobe's earnings for the first quarter of 2011 were a mixed bag. The company met earnings expectations and revenue increased, but net income continued to fall.Adobe reported revenue of $1.05 billion, ...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch A Fleet Of Pirate Bay Aerial Server Drones? Why Not?
A slightly cryptic announcement by the Pirate Bay yesterday has the Internet speculating whether the site might have accidentally posted their April Fools joke early. "We're going to experiment with s...
12:40 am GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash
Amazon has just announced that it will acquire order fulfillment company Kiva Systems for $775 million in cash. We've embedded the release below. Kiva Systems' interconnected hardware and software pac...
12:33 am GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch Trying To Be Mint.com For Student Loans, Binksty Raises, Redesigns, Hits $10M In Debt-Under-View
Last October, we wrote about Binksty, a young startup that aims to give college students saddled with debt a one-stop shop to manage loans, pay off debt, as well as educate them on the best ways to sa...
12:18 am GMT - Tue, March 20, 2012
Techcrunch If Barnes & Noble Wants To Take Its Nook Tablet Abroad, It Has A Lot Of Work To Do
An enlightening and frustrating evening in equal measure this evening in London, where Barnes & Noble sponsored a Nook developer event and panel discussion on the state of the tablet market.The bo...
11:37 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Highlight
Opinions on the new break-out social location app Highlight certainly aren't in short supply. Alexia thinks that friend-of-friend notifications should be customizable and that women may have trouble g...
11:24 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch VeriFones Payments Gateway And Square Competitor Reaches $10B In Yearly U.S. Transaction Volume
VeriFone, which offers a Square competitor and mobile payments platform PAYware, is reporting that U.S. transaction volume for its payments gateway has achieved an annual rate exceeding $10 billion. K...
11:10 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Analysis Confirms iPad Display Really Is One Of The Best Ever Made
It shouldn't come as any surprise when someone says that this year's display, or phone, or what have you, is the best ever. After all, improving the category is what companies strive to do, right? So ...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz And Khosla Back Big Data Startup ClearStory
There's more money from big-name investors for big data. ClearStory Data, a newly launched startup focused on bringing big data technology to the masses, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed fundi...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Steve Jang: The Difference Between Last.fm And Imeem Was Escape Velocity
Oh the perils of music startups! When CBS acquired European music scrobbler Last.fm in 2007 for $280 million we called it a failure, and closely tracked it versus the machinations of non-acquired comp...
10:59 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Seedrs Wins London Web Summit, As Europeans Rock Their Ecosystem
London Web Summit crowned Seedrs the winner of its startup competition against a crowded field of 19 other competitors today. Managing to gain Financial Services Authority approval for its crowd fundi...
10:47 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch As It Expands Internationally, Groupon Shakes Up Management, Hires New Head Of Latin America
Since its big IPO last year, Groupon has been picking up the pace of international expansion. Today, for example, we were tipped an email written by Groupon Co-founder and CEO Andrew Mason to Groupon ...
10:43 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Halfbrick Acquires Onan Games So It Can Port Fruit Ninja Everywhere
Australian game developer Halfbrick Studios, makers of Fruit Ninja, has just acquired Spain's Onan Games, developers of the Mandreel technology for porting games across platforms from a single C+...
09:54 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Slated Raises $2M To Bring The AngelList Approach To the Film Industry
Slated, a site that connects independent film producers with investors, has raised $2 million in a Series B round of funding.The site first launched at the Sundance film festival this year, and it sou...
09:50 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Should Apple Make The iPad User-Serviceable? Nope, Thats Anti-Consumer
For better or worse, we live in a society that discards broken items. The day of replacing a burned-out motor in a blender is past. Very few household items are designed to be fixed by the owner or ev...
09:32 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On George Dyson: How The Builders Of Our Digital Universe Made A Deal With The Devil [TCTV]
The technology book of 2012 may have just been published. The book is by George Dyson, it's called Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe and its a sparkling history of the small team...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch SoLoMo: CityMaps Nabs $2.5M To Render Your City Social, One Block At A Time
Maps have been around for millenia, but for a significant chunk of that time, they remained static, two-dimensional forms, rendered by hand on paper. It sounds crude now, even as services like Wave ha...
08:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Is In Talks To Buy Draw Something Maker OMGPOP
Zynga is in talks to acquire OMGPOP, the maker of massive hit Draw Something, according to a source with direct knowledge of the discussions. Talks are still in an earlier stage and it's my understand...
08:44 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch CafePress To Acquire T-Shirt Competitor Logod Softwear For $8.3M
CafePress, the company that allows customers to design, buy and sell merchandise including t-shirts, hats, bags, mugs, stickers, and more, has entered into an agreement to acquire customized clothing ...
08:35 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Deezer Launches Offline Browser Mode To Catch Up With Spotify
Deezer came out well before Spotify appeared on the horizon - 2007 in fact - to disrupt the streaming music space, but it faces a problem. Spotify has sucked up a lot of air despite having less regist...
08:17 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Jolicloud Me, A Personal Cloud Organizing Serivce, Opens In Beta Today
Today marks another step in the evolution of cloud services for consumers: Jolicloud, the Paris-based company that was one of the first to move on offering users a "cloud-based desktop," today launche...
07:51 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Fined In Korea (Again) For Obstructing Price Fixing Investigation
When Samsung (among others) was called out for taking part in aa mobile price-fixing scheme last week I expected the company to pony up the 14.2 billion won and keep their collective heads down for a ...
07:44 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Dumb Employers, Lucky Startups And An Untapped Reservoir
A group of women is re-entering the workforce today and reshaping how products are made across key tech sectors like health & wellness, commerce and social products. Not only do they have the expe...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch 42Floors Takes Commercial Real Estate Online (Because Searching For Office Space Sucks)
Jason Freedman, co-founder of the new YC-backed startup 42Floors launching today, says he got the idea for the startup because "searching for office space just really, really sucked." The reason the p...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Cerealize And The Rest Of Apps Born On The 2012 Startup Bus [TCTV]
What kind of tech startup can be built over four days, while riding across the country on a bumpy bus with somewhat dodgy Wi-Fi? The people who took the StartupBus to Austin, Texas for the South By So...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Cerealize And The Rest Of The Apps Born On The 2012 Startup Bus [TCTV]
What kind of tech startup can be built over four days, while riding across the country on a bumpy bus with somewhat dodgy Wi-Fi? The people who took the StartupBus to Austin, Texas for the South By So...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Cerealize And The Rest Of The Apps Born On The 2012 StartupBus [TCTV]
What kind of tech startup can be built over four days, while riding across the country on a bumpy bus with somewhat dodgy Wi-Fi? The people who took the StartupBus to Austin, Texas for the South By So...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Travis Kalanick Says Uber Will Drive Into London Before The Olympics
Uber has built a business out of being, in the words of its founder and head Travis Kalanick, everyone's private driver. But while the company is continuing to expand the number of cities where it ope...
07:22 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Fandango Wins Yahoo Movies Deal Over Rival MovieTickets.com
Movie ticket seller Fandango is announcing a partnership with Yahoo today that will see it becoming the online and mobile movie ticketer for Yahoo! Movies, a service which now has over 30 million U.S....
07:22 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Apple And AT&T Announce Record Sales And Activations For The New iPad
After Apple announced that the new iPad drew record sales over this past weekend, AT&T is also reporting record sales. Exact sales numbers were not given by either company.Here's the statement fr...
07:11 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft, NetClean Aim To Stop Child Pornography By Bringing PhotoDNA Tech To Law Enforcement
In a world where we can build all kinds of crazy apps and software, it's a bit shocking that more hasn't been done to stop the proliferation of child pornography on the Internet. But Microsoft is tryi...
06:56 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Scheduler: Groupon Rolls Out Free Online Booking Service For SMBs Across U.S. & Canada
After purchasing OpenCal, the makers of an automated online appointment scheduling app, back in September of last year for an undisclosed amount, Groupon quickly went about incorporating the technolog...
06:02 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Execs: At $2.65 Per Share, Apple To Become One Of Largest Dividend Payers In The U.S.
Last night, the news broke that Apple would be holding an "impromptu" conference call to talk about just what it plans to do with that nearly $100 billion in cash reserves it has in Scrooge McDuck's M...
05:58 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch What Does Penguin Have In Common With A Whale? A Publishing Deal
Pearson has been taking some decisive steps into using mobile to grow its traditional publishing business. And today sees a new chapter in that strategy: Puffin, the children's division of Pearson imp...
05:50 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Handset With 4.8-Inch 720p Display Leaks, Possibly Droid Fighter?
Motorola has really been stepping up lately. If you would have asked me six months ago to choose between a Samsung handset and a Motorola phone, I probably would have chosen Samsung hands-down. But as...
05:50 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Handset With 4.6-Inch 720p Display Leaks, Possibly Droid Fighter?
Motorola has really been stepping up lately. If you would have asked me six months ago to choose between a Samsung handset and a Motorola phone, I probably would have chosen Samsung hands-down. But as...
05:42 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Tim Cook On The New iPads First Weekend Sales We Had A Record Weekend
Today on Apple's dividend and share repurchase program conference call Apple CEO Tim Cook touched briefly on the new iPad's opening weekend sales. Exact sales numbers were not given at the time but Co...
05:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Linux For The Real World
The recent Linux Foundation report about the Linux jobs market highlighted a need for experienced professionals, but the traditional Linux training and certification programs don't always impart the k...
05:02 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Sphero, The Electronic Ball-O-Fun, Gets A Set Of Wheels [Video]
We love Orbotix'sSphero. The little electronic ball often causes humans to digress to the intellect of a cat where good fun involves nothing more than chasing a little lighted ball. But it's so much f...
04:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Test Flighting: Applover Launches Free, Crowdsourced Testing Platform For Android Apps
Earlier this month, MG broke the news that iOS app testing platform, TestFlight, had been acquired by Burstly. In one fell swoop, TestFlight (which continues to exist in its current, free-to-use form)...
04:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Startupbootcamp Accelerator Adds To Network With Berlin
European accelerator Startupbootcamp is launching in Berlin this week. Although there is no lack of startup activity in Berlin right now, Startupbootcamp thinks it can bring some special sauce to the ...
04:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Will Issue Dividends, Kick Off $10 Billion Share Repurchase Program In Q4 2012
Apple’s sitting on a considerable pile of cash, and they’ve even scheduled an early morning call to discuss what they plan to do with it. Well, that wait is over — a release from the...
04:14 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion
Zayo Group, a company that provides fiber-based bandwidth, voice, and managed services to carrier, enterprise, SME, and government customers, has acquired fellow bandwidth connectivity company AboveNe...
03:46 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Scribd Has 100M Users And A Mobile App It Needs To Rethink (After Yahoo Walked Away From A Deal)
Started originally as a ridesharing service, then pivoting to become a document uploading and reading service, Scribd now has 100 million registered users, with 90 million monthly uniques. That makes ...
03:31 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch 20 Startups Demo And Launch At London Web Summit
Today at the London Web Summit a number of startups are launching on stage so here's a quick run-down of their businesses and our quick take on them. Out of these 20, three will demo on stage for a pr...
02:23 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch KISSmetrics Looks To Turn Your Customer Data Into An Interactive Infographic
KISSmetrics, an analytics startup that wants to help you boost your user acquisition and retention rates by providing a more robust picture of how your customers are using your site, is today announci...
01:24 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch PeerIndex Picks Up $3 Million To Win Friends And Influence People (And Beat Klout)
Whether you subscribe to the idea of social influence or not, services that mark -- or try to mark -- it are continuing to pick up momentum, and the latest example of that is PeerIndex, the UK-based s...
12:50 pm GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Live Stream From The London Web Summit 2012
London Web Summit (follow #LWS hashtag on Twitter) is being held at The Brewery Venue, in London's East End, already the single biggest cluster of tech startups in London. The Summit has 50 speakers, ...
09:06 am GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch How Apple Could Fight The Bots, Scams And Other App Store Junk
No platform is perfect. Not even Apple's. Over the last few weeks, there has been a flood of news about malfeasance in the app store from download bots to credit card scams to address-book sharing. I ...
04:46 am GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch How Startups Are Key To The Economic Recovery
Despite the promise brought by the latest round of successful IPOs and rallying public markets, the news continues to be filled with headlines around the possibility of a "false recovery." Europes con...
02:43 am GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Will Tell Us Monday How It Plans To Use Its $100B In Cash
Everyone has been wondering what Apple will do with its outsized cash reserves -- currently at just under $100 billion. Tomorrow the company will hold a conference call to tell the world what that wil...
01:51 am GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Silicon Valleys Next Big Mafia Is Coming Out Of Twitter
In middle school, my teacher assigned a book by Mario Puzo called "The Godfather." Yes, it was pretty epic. From that work of art, mass audiences were introduced to Don Corleone and eventually its der...
01:51 am GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch The Twitter Mafia Poised to be Silicon Valleys Next Great Network
In middle school, my teacher assigned a book by Mario Puzo called "The Godfather." Yes, it was pretty epic. From that work of art, mass audiences were introduced to Don Corleone and eventually its der...
12:57 am GMT - Mon, March 19, 2012
Techcrunch Hitting It Big In The Enterprise
Silicon Valley is its own best friend when it comes to booking sales. The first dollar in the door for most startups comes from another startup. Thats because startups are always seeking a competitive...
11:55 pm GMT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Techcrunch With TV Everywhere, Its All About Discovery
200 million connected TV devices will cumulatively ship in the next 18 months, and combined with Xbox (23 million+ Live customers), PS3, Wii, and devices like Apple TV and Roku, about 300 million...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Techcrunch The Next, Next Thing
Computers have been getting steadily "better" -- faster, smaller, cheaper -- for sixty years. But they get "smarter" -- more capable and more broadly useful -- in discrete leaps, the biggest of which ...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Techcrunch User Experience Vision For Startups
Welcome to 1889. The field of photography was just changed forever. Up until recently, the process of taking and developing photos was expensive and cumbersome. As a result photography was available o...
08:56 pm GMT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Techcrunch Why Highlight Wasnt A Breakout Success At SXSW
Highlightis one of the most talked about apps out there. It was touted to be the breakout app at this years SXSW. But it wasnt. In fact, almost everyone Ive talked to who used it ended up turning it o...
08:01 pm GMT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Techcrunch Hatch Labs CEO Dinesh Moorjani On What Makes A Successful Incubator
15-month-old Hatch Labs is but a baby compared to incubators like YCombinator, but CEO Dinesh Moorjani has a very different idea on what an incubator should look like. The "sandbox", as Moorjani would...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Techcrunch A Brave New World: Too Much (Online) TV
"When the TV is on All day without rest, Mama knows it's too much ~ And Mama knows best." -- The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV, by Stan and Jan BerenstainOne of my favorite books growing up, and on...
07:16 am GMT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Techcrunch Thumb Offers A Reality Test For SXSW Winners
Every year, before, during, and after South by Southwest, everyone's eager declare someone the winner of the conference. Then comes the inevitable backlash, with questions about whether Popular App X ...
05:30 am GMT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Techcrunch Robert Scoble Talks Startups And The Changing Face Of SXSW [TCTV]
Earlier this week, TechCrunch TV hosted a live show from the floor of the convention center at the South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas and we were really pleased to have technol...
04:54 am GMT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Techcrunch The Real SXSW Winner Is The Mophie Juice Pack
So Highlight didn't "win" SXSW, as some tech bloggers had hypothesized, for many reasons. It did however have a close relationship to what eventually ended up winning, as itsbackground GPS turns out t...
04:30 am GMT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Techcrunch DIY SEO Startup BrandYourself Has Nearly 6,000 Sign-Ups
BrandYourself made the famous startup pivot earlier this month, and now it's sharing some data about the initial results.The company started out as a way for people to control the impression they made...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Techcrunch Fear And Loathing In Online Video
The story of Hollywoods relationship with technology reads like an on-again-off-again soap opera romance: initial feelings of fear, panic and jealousy followed by amity and intense attraction, followe...
02:30 am GMT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Techcrunch Mike Daisey Says His Show Is True Even If Its Not True
The episode and transcript of the This American Life episode retracting Mike Daisey's piece about Apple and Foxconn are now live. If this is an issue you care about, you should listen to the whole thi...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Techcrunch Up Next For Brit Morins Geek-Chic Lifestyle Brand: Custom Apps [TCTV]
The last time TechCrunch checked in with Brittany Morin was in mid-November 2011, when the former Googler had just debuted her own lifestyle brand, Brit Media, aimed at positioning herself as the "Mar...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, March 18, 2012
Techcrunch Pair Programming Considered Extremely Beneficial
Farhan Thawar is the VP Engineering of Toronto's Xtreme Labs. This post is a response to (former Xtremer) Jon Evans's Pair Programming Considered Harmful?Youre in a car driving 100 miles per hour on a...
11:20 pm GMT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Techcrunch Rejoice, Twitter Power Users: Next Generation Tweetdeck Apps Coming For Android And iOS
The big Twitter redesign at the end of last year seemed to mean that the company was ditching power users to get more mainstream. The web site and the mobile apps added "Connect" and "Discover" pages ...
10:15 pm GMT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Techcrunch Why Mobile Operators Are Becoming Mad Men
The characters on AMCs television show Mad Men and the real-life mobile operators of today are pretty much the same. Both could enjoy cigars and martinis while business runs as usual, living as kings ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: TV or Not TV
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor pretended to care about Hipswitch, er HighLight while unwrapping Christmas in March's iPad Next. After a somber opening i...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Techcrunch The September Problem
All right. That's it. You kids come in off my lawn, gather round the table, throw a log on the Nest, and hear now a tale of the dread and fabled Time Before The Web.In the beginning1 there was Usenet,...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Techcrunch Why Entrepreneurs Fail And Most Startups Are DOA
Editors note:ContributorAshkan Karbasfrooshanis the founder and CEO ofWatchMojo, he hosts a show on business and has published books on success. Follow him @ashkan. This isnt an anti-entrepreneur rant...
09:11 am GMT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Techcrunch Google Wallets Founding Engineer, Product Lead Already at Work on Next Startup, Tappmo
More people leaving Google Wallet means more founders for mobile payments startups!Jonathan Wall, a founding engineer on Google Wallet, and Marc Freed-Finnegan, its product lead, are already heads dow...
07:52 am GMT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Techcrunch Tim The Freak Lincecum Co-founds Stealth Startup 12Society, More Celebs To Come
Back in October 2010, billionaire tech investor Mark Cuban jumped into the daily deals game with a $1.5 million seed investment in gift online shopping deals startup JungleCents. The startup took a so...
05:06 am GMT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Techcrunch The Agony And Ecstasy Of Mike Daisey
It seems that noted firebrand Mike Daisey's story - the one about the crippled, underaged factory workers who unspooled tales of woe and torture at the hands of their evil Foxconn masters at Apple's b...
04:35 am GMT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Techcrunch Getty Images CEO: How To Build A Company That Lasts [TCTV]
Some people are surprised when they find out that Getty Images is just 17 years old -- its brand name has become such an institution in the image licensing and stock photography space that many people...
04:35 am GMT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Techcrunch Getty Images CEO On Building A Company That Lasts [TCTV]
Some people are surprised when they find out that Getty Images is just 17 years old -- its brand name has become such an institution in the image licensing and stock photography space that many people...
04:05 am GMT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Techcrunch Developers: Quick! Get Retina-Ready Or Risk Abandonment
I just got the new iPad in the mail, and naturally the first thing I did was load up a few of my old apps and throw some content on there. Oh god! Oh no!One of my favorite apps, GoodReader, which open...
03:43 am GMT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: A New iPad! #TechCrunch
Happy new iPad Friday! All of the new iPads are shipping already and for those of you who ordered a new one online, you should be getting them soon (if you haven't already). So in light of that, and a...
02:18 am GMT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Techcrunch iPad Launch Brings Back Familiar Faces, Changes Lives
If you're reading this right now, you already know what day it is: iPad day. We headed down to the 5th Ave. flagship store in Manhattan this morning to see just how crazy things would get, but truth b...
02:17 am GMT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Techcrunch Explore 13.7 Billion Years Of Cosmic History In Your Browser With ChronoZoom
Sometimes I feel like we of the tech community tend to get bogged down in the little stuff. Hardware specs, OS choices, rumor after endless rumor -- it can be nice to just take a step back and stop sw...
12:47 am GMT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Techcrunch Flipboard Gets Retina-Ready, But Will Users Spend More Time In App?
Good news, new iPad users: everyone's favorite iPad news magazine Flipboard (OK, my favorite, but I hear the Flipboard / Zite battles get fierce) is now retina-ready. I know, we all thought the enhanc...
12:47 am GMT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Techcrunch Flipboard Gets Retina-Ready, But Will Users Spend More Time In-App?
Good news, new iPad users: everyone's favorite iPad news magazine Flipboard (OK, my favorite, but I hear the Flipboard / Zite battles get fierce) is now Retina-ready. I know, we all thought the enhanc...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, March 17, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 03.16.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm PT....
11:34 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Fab: In 2 Years, iPad Users Will Account For A Quarter Of Our Revenue
There's something interesting going on over there on Fab. The design shopping site found that some of its best customers - that is, those who convert to paying customers the quickest, those who spend ...
11:31 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Bizdom U Accelerator Is Looking For Startups In Cleveland, Detroit For April 2012 Session
Here at TechCrunch, we live, eat, sleep and breathe startups. But sometimes we can get a little too focused on Silicon Valley and forget that there are startup scenes blossoming all over the country a...
11:31 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Bizdom Accelerator Is Looking For Startups In Cleveland, Detroit For April 2012 Session
Here at TechCrunch, we live, eat, sleep and breathe startups. But sometimes we can get a little too focused on Silicon Valley and forget that there are startup scenes blossoming all over the country a...
11:14 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Bans Source Code Extraction In Proposed Governance Changes
Facebook has proposed several changes to its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and is asking the public for feedback until March 22nd. The most important changes are the prohibition of extracti...
11:10 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Aetna: The Company Scaring Its Competition And Delighting Startups
Wither health insurance? A former medical advisor to the Obama Administration who happens to be the brother of former Presidential Chief of Staff predicted in the New York Times that by 2020 health in...
10:46 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung And RIM Rumored To Be Tied Up In BB10 Licensing Talks
How does that old saying go again? Everything old is new again? That exactly how I feel about the RIM rumors that have been making the rounds today. According to a bit of analyst chatter, Samsung has ...
10:45 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch How The JOBS Act Could Change Startup Investing Forever
Last week, the US House of Representatives passed the JOBS Act, a bipartisan bill aimed at supporting small businesses by making it easier for them to access capital. A key feature of the bill enables...
10:09 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch This American Life Retracts Mike Daiseys Piece On Foxconn For Significant Fabrications
At over a million digital listens, "Mr. Daisey Goes To The Apple Factory" is This American Life's most popular episode. That's no small feat for one of the world's most well-known radio shows. When it...
09:47 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Sir Richard Branson & Flipboard Investor Jerry Murdock Put Close To $1M In MySocialCloud
MySocialCloud is a new, and somewhat stealthy, startup that aims to organize your online life through bookmarking, stream consolidation, filtering and auto-login capabilities. The service, which until...
09:47 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Sir Richard Branson & Flipboard Investor Jerry Murdock Put Nearly $1M Into MySocialCloud
MySocialCloud is a new, and somewhat stealthy, startup that aims to organize your online life through bookmarking, stream consolidation, filtering and auto-login capabilities. The service, which until...
09:36 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Bruce Schneier: How The Internet Allows Us To Scale Trust [TCTV]
Trust me on this one. There are few people who have given trust and reputation more thought than security expert Bruce Schneier. His latest book, Liars And Outliers, asks the question of how society f...
08:57 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch How Facebook Got Its Green Back [Sustainability Infographic]
Today Facebook released ananimated infographic about its ongoing journey to sustainability, explaining "2010 marked an awakening for Facebooks sustainability efforts".As viewers scroll past green stat...
08:53 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga No Longer Has The Biggest Game On Facebook By Daily Users. OMGPOP Does.
Heres a crazy turn of events: Zynga no longer has the biggest game on Facebook by daily active users.OMGPOP, the New York-based casual gaming company that has had a huge comeback in the last month, no...
08:25 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Google To Release New Ice Cream Sandwich Update For Nexus S
I don't blame Nexus S users for feeling a bit forgotten -- for a device ostensibly meant to be on the cutting edge of Android updates, the Nexus S hasn;t had much luck on the Ice Cream Sandwich front....
07:58 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch SendHub Crosses Messaging Platforms To Get Real Stuff Done And Starts To Take Off
There are plenty of companies trying to create new forms of group texting or social networking. There are far fewer who are trying to offer a messaging service that crosses the web, email and mobile d...
07:34 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Google TV Adds New International Apps, But Its Still Only Available In U.S.
Google today announced another step in the build-out of its Google TV service: it is adding several new international channels in the form of apps to the Google TV platform, aimed at those who live in...
07:31 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Bored This Weekend? LifeCrowd Launches A Marketplace For Social Activities
LifeCrowd, the first startup to emerge from the newly-formed TechStars Network member MuckerLab based in L.A., is today launching its marketplace for social activities into public beta. The company, w...
07:15 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Revamps Profile Pages: Streamlined Content, Cleaner Interface, New Board Layout
We sort of saw this coming, given the fact that Ben Silbermann said so at SXSW, but Pinterest has just revamped its profile pages. Those of you familiar with the hottest new social network will know t...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Introducing Dotsies: The Space-Saving Font
When last I met with Craig Muth it was in lovely Columbus, Ohio and he was a down-to-earth hacker working on memorize.com, a site dedicated to making the world a better place. Clearly a useful and nob...
06:56 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Jean And His Brand New iPad
Meet Jean. He's one of a few very lucky owners of the brand new iPad. And he's thrilled. We'll be bringing you guys more in-depth footage and interviews from the iPad launch day madness very soon, so ...
06:25 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch FoundersCard Adds Discounts For TripIt, LegalZoom, Moo.com & More (+Invites)
FoundersCard, the service that brings executive-style perks to today's entrepreneurs has just added a number of new benefits for its members, includinga free TripIt pro account (typically worth $49), ...
06:12 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint Officially Kills LightSquared Deal, Returns $65M In Prepayments
It only seemed like a matter of time before things got worse for LightSquared, and today the nations third largest wireless carrier has dealt the ailing company another significant blow. With the upst...
06:04 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Here Today, China Tomorrow: PayPal Optimistic It Will Get A Domestic Payment License
Hot on the heels of the launch of its new Here mobile payment dongle in the U.S., PayPal is joining the ranks of companies looking to get a piece of the action in what will, this year, become the worl...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Video Site DramaFever Raises $4.5M, With Backing From YouTube Co-Founder
DramaFever wants to build a site where North American audiences can watch TV from around the world, and it has won the support of some key figures from YouTube's past.The company just announced that i...
03:17 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Allez Les Books: France Suggests Amazon Tax To Help Independent Bookstores
France has developed something of a reputation in trying to tax larger companies on the Internet to use the funds to help out smaller players. The latest development in that scheme: a proposal to tax ...
02:27 pm GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch First Person In The UK To Buy The New iPad In Store Is A Startup Guy
A startup entrepreneur has become the first person in the UK to buy the new iPad in store, two of them in fact. Chris Leydon, of Chartbeat competitor GoSquared (realtime web site analytics, see review...
11:01 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter: An Increasingly Great Platform For Instagram
Twitter has been working hard over the last year to make photo sharing a core part of its product, taking over the photo-hosting role from third parties and gaining deep new integration with Apple's i...
08:36 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Film Discovery Startup Prescreen Adds Netflix Founding Exec Mitch Lowe To Advisory Board
Last month, we covered the relaunch of Prescreen, a curated, on-demand video platform. The company, which was founded by ex-Groupon and Zoosk execs, launched last November with the goal of giving movi...
06:20 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Social Ideation Startup AHHHA Turns Users Ideas Into Real Products
You know those random ideas for new inventions that occasionally pop into your head? The ones you never do anything with? A startup called AHHHA wants to help you turn them into actual products and a...
05:57 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch The Retina iPad Apps To Test Tonight And Tomorrow
The new iPad nears. Apparently Walmart will be selling them in just a few short hours, well before Apple itself does tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, the first direct-to-consumer shipments should be hitti...
05:21 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Dogster Gets A SAY Media Makeover
SAY Media launched a redesigned versionyesterday of Dogster, its community for dog owners, as well as sister site Catster. Via email, the team gave me more details about their vision and where they go...
05:11 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Now At 5.6M Users, Alfresco Takes On Dropbox With New Consumer Cloud, Eyes 2013 IPO
You may not have heard about Alfresco. As an open-source enterprise content management platform, the company is not exactly in the sexiest space. Not only that, but although it found some early buzz a...
04:39 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch TaskRabbit Talks International Growth: London, Vancouver On The Horizon [TCTV]
TaskRabbit, the online marketplace that lets people outsource small tasks and errands to others for negotiated fees, expanded operations into Austin, Texas this past week just in time for the South By...
04:15 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Brightcove CEO Jeremy Allaire Makes His First Peep After The IPO Quiet Period Ends
Brightcove may not have had the sexiest IPO in the recent wave of offerings, but the company's return so far definitely beats Zynga and Groupon's performances since their debuts. After launching its v...
04:06 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Apptio Raises Another $50 Million In Series D Round
Apptio, which offers enterprise SaaS for managing IT and operations to large companies looking to stay abreast of the latest advances, has raised yet more money from a familiar roster of investors. Th...
03:35 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch The One Yahoo Patent That Facebook Cant Claim Is Too Vague To Enforce
Most of the patents thatYahoo is suing Facebookoverare forvague concepts that underly a wide variety of web services, but one is for a much more specific protocol that Facebook definitely employs:seam...
03:34 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Former Oracle & SAP Execs Launch AnyPresence To Bring DIY Native Mobile Apps To Enterprise
Mobile is getting sexier and sexier, and businesses are increasingly looking to establish a branded, mobile presence, giving their customers access to their services -- across platforms, while on the ...
03:02 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter To Musicians: Tell Your Own Story
As South by Southwest transforms from a massive tech party to a massive music festival, Twitter has unveiled twitter for Musicians and Artists, a page offering tips on how musicians can use the servic...
03:02 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter To Musicians: Share Tweet-Friendly Media, And Skip The Publicists
As South by Southwest transforms from a massive tech party to a massive music festival, Twitter has unveiled twitter for Musicians and Artists, a page offering tips on how musicians can use the servic...
03:01 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Intel Capital Invests $21 Million In Swedish Eye-Tracking Tech Company Tobii
Intel is betting big on the future of human interfaces with a $21 million (143 million kronor) investment in Tobii, a Swedish company that has been working for years on eye-tracking laptops and other ...
02:31 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Hey HTC Vivid Owners, Go Download Your Ice Cream Sandwich Update
Despite launching last October, the Ice Cream Sandwich club is still a pretty exclusive one, and even moreso in the United States. Lets see, theres the Galaxy Nexus and, yeah, thats really it. Surpris...
02:22 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch With Artists.MTV, Musicians Will Take Over Their MTV Profiles
MTV is handing musicians the new keys to a new website called Artists.MTV.Van Toffler, president of Viacom's Music Group, was scheduled to announce the initiative during his speech at South by Southwe...
01:54 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Boxcar Raises $150K, Preps Push Notifications Service For Developers
Real-time push notification service Boxcar, currently available on both iOS and Mac OS X, has just closed on a $150,000 seed round with Kima Ventures, bringing its total raise to date to $211,000. The...
01:28 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Democrats And Republicans Agree: We Need More Startups [TCTV]
Even in an election year where Republicans and Democrats are at each others' throats even more than usual, there is still one political issue in the United States that both sides have to get behind in...
12:36 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch Updated Kindle iOS App Appears Just In Time For The New iPad
For all the cool things an iPad can coaxed into doing, I find myself using mine to read more than anything else (rewatching old episodes of Doctor Who on Netflix is a close second). Ive been begun to ...
12:12 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch The Mighty Eagle Himself, Peter Vesterbacka, Offers First In-Depth Demo Of Angry Birds Space
I've been excited about Angry Birds Space since before I even knew about it. It's like that awful Savage Garden song: "I think I dreamed it into life." The only thing is that I didn't dream it into li...
12:09 am GMT - Fri, March 16, 2012
Techcrunch At Last, Kinect Can Size You Up For Jeans
The Kinect's powerful depth- and position-sensing sensors have been put to many a noble purpose: basic artificial vision, translating sign language, controlling humanoid robots, and real-time 3D mappi...
11:28 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch The Console That Wouldnt Die: Neo Geo Gets New Handheld And Fan-Made Cartridge
Children of the 80s will fondly remember the Neo Geo, probably as the unattainable, super-expensive console that existed only in arcades and wishful dreams. For more than two decades it has remained s...
10:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV: In the Studio, Sam Shank on Hotel Tonights Extreme Focus on Mobile Travel
"In the Studio" welcomes today a successful, repeat founder in the travel space who has started and sold a company already, hails from a family of entrepreneurs, and who caught the travel bug early in...
10:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch No Card Needed: PayPal Here Is Powered By Mobile Payment Startup Card.io
PayPal today unveiled its new global payment platform for SMBs, PayPal Here, which brings the veteran payments solution into local stores with a new mobile app-card reader solution to rival Square. Th...
10:42 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Chris Dixon, Jason Goldberg, Jeff Jordan and David Lawee Will Mix It Up At Disrupt New York
Last week we announced some pretty impressive TechCrunch Disrupt New York veterans who will be back on the stage this year. Today we're revealing more of our stellar lineup for May's big event.Joining...
10:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal Goes In-Store, Launches Global Platform For Smaller Businesses
We're at the PayPal event in San Francisco today where the ePayments giant has officially pulled back the curtain on its payment solution for small businesses. The news has been trickling out over the...
10:24 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Britney Spears Gets On Path, Which Is Raising Up To $30M At A $250M Valuation
So rumor (and Twitter) has it that singer Britney Spears was at Path yesterday, hanging with founder Dave Morin in their spacious offices -- and actually sitting at the Path boardroom table.The popula...
09:51 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Winning A Bidding War With Facebook, Google Picks Up The Entire Milk Team
AllThingsD is reporting that super-founder Kevin Rose is joining Google. Well, that's part of the story ... the other part is that the entire Milk team, including Rose, will be joining the search gian...
09:49 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Social Monitoring Service Brandwatch Raises $6 Million To Expand In US
Social media monitoring platform Brandwatch has raised $6 million from Nauta Capital and current shareholders, including PR distribution company Gorkana Group. Brandwatch's system reads and summarises...
09:37 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch InvoiceASAP Rolls Out Mobile Invoicing With Support For QuickBooks Sync, Card.io
Cloud-based invoicing platform (and TechCrunch Disrupt finalist) InvoiceASAP is out with some very welcome news for business owners and their accountants today: integration with QuickBooks. The new fu...
09:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch See Whats Inside The New iPad Before You Buy One
It feels like the tech community has been obsessing over every little thing tucked away inside Apples latest iPad for weeks, and that wont end until someone splays the damned thing open for all to see...
09:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Aol Snaps Up Hyper-Local Photosharing App Hipster
Breaking: Aol (who is my employer somehow) has picked up local photosharing app Hipster for a low seven figures we're hearing. The Hipster team of five will be working for the Aol mobile team out of P...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Interactive Learning Startup Top Hat Monocle Wants To Turn Your Homework Into A Tournament
Over the last few years, we've seen technology start to play an increasingly disruptive role in both primary and secondary education. As more and more startups jump into the game, we've seen a rise in...
08:14 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Social Travel: InBed.me, An Airbnb For Hostel Hoppers, Picks Up A $1.2M Seed Round
The success of Airbnb may have unleashed a wave of attention on companies using social media and the internet to disrupt how travel is planned and booked: today, "social" hostel booking site inBed.me ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Medio Debuts Cloud-Based Analytics Platform For Customer Insights On Connected Devices
Predictive analytics company Medio Systems is debuting a brand new product suite for businesses, called inGenius Suite. Basically, the inGenius processes massive amounts of big data to identify possib...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Japanese Gaming Giant GREE Debuts Its First U.S.-Designed Title For Western Audiences
GREE, the $5.9 billion Japanese mobile gaming company making a big push in international markets, debuted its first-ever title designed by U.S. talent for Western audiences today.Taking the evergreen ...
07:35 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch App Location Analytics: Placed Exits Stealth Mode With $3.4M In Its Pockets
With the number of apps growing by the day, companies offering analytics on how they are performing have taken on a new focus, and the recent acquisition of Chomp by Apple has put the area positively ...
07:22 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Google Search Changes In A Nutshell: Please Stop Talking Trash About SPYW, We Have Semantic Search!
Google will be rolling out major updates to its Google Search engine in the coming months, if an article in today's WSJ is to be believed. According to statements from Amit Singhal, SVP of Search at G...
07:08 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Koding Raises $2 Million To Let Developers Program From Anywhere
Programers should spend their time crushing code, not on setting up domains and configuring editors. San Francisco startup Koding has raised a$2 million Series A from RTP Ventures and Greycroft to era...
07:06 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung, LG, Korean Carriers Fined For Mobile Price Fixing Scheme
What happens when Koreas biggest wireless carriers and Koreas biggest phone manufacturers get caught offering bogus wireless phone deals to their customers? Well, according to the Yonhap News Agency, ...
06:09 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Ashton Kutcher, Founders Fund Go In For $775K On OpenTable For Stylists StyleSeat
OpenTable for hair stylists and other salon professionals StyleSeat is announcing a raise of $775K this morning, from enviable angel investorsAshton Kutcher and Guy Oseary's A-Grade, Founders Fund (!)...
05:46 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch CircleMe Lets You Plant And Find Virtual Items On Locations
There are one or two apps which allow you to 'plant' virtual objects in a location allowing others to pick them up later on (Pinterest for location anyone?). Everplaces literally just launched, Stikin...
05:44 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Amazons Appstore For Android Turns One: 31K Apps, Millions Sold
This morning, Amazon announced its mobile app marketplace, the Amazon Appstore for Android, is celebrating its first birthday with a week-long sale on some of its most popular apps.The company also to...
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Everplaces Joins The Pinterest-For-Location Party
We've long been used to book marking web pages, then 'adding to favourites' and more, but there is plenty more to be done in this space where location is concerned. Gogobot and Foursquare are doing it...
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch $900 Nokia Lumia 800 Bundle Available Now At Amazon
If you were thinking that the Lumia 800 would somehow go for less than it is at Microsoft stores — $899 with Nokia Play 360 Bluetooth speakers, Nokia Purity HD headphones and a Luna Bluetooth he...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Identity Theft Protection Company LifeLock Raises $100M From Kleiner, Symantec; Acquires ID Analytics
Identity theft protection company LifeLock has raised $100 million in new equity funding from existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Bye...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsen: U.S. Consumers The Most Likely To Pay For Content On A Tablet Except When Its News
As developers hunker down and get into the business of trying to work out how to get consumers to buy more of their product on mobile devices, some revealing numbers out from Nielsen on what people ar...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch ReadWriteWeb COO Sean Ammirati Departs, Will Lead New Seed Fund At Birchmere Ventures
Following its acquisition by SAY Media, ReadWriteWeb's COO Sean Ammirati is leaving the company to joinBirchmere Ventures, an early-stage VC firm with investments in cleantech, medical, and technology...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch People Search Site MyLife Buys Social Communications Manager Threadsy
People search site MyLife has purchased the technology from recently shuttered all-in-one social communications manager Threadsy. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.As we've written in the...
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce Tackles Talent Management With Rypple Integration, Debuts Site.com As A Simple CMS
Back in December, Salesforce announced the acquisition of social performance platform Rypple, and revealed that it will be entering the human capital management (a.k.a. employee and talent management ...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Payment Startup BOKU Raises A $35M Round. NEA, Telefonica Among The Investors
Another sign of the significant investment and attention going into the mobile payments market: BOKU is today announcing a significant new round of funding totaling $35 million, to be used to continue...
02:52 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Why China Matters To Apple, Others: This Year It Will Become The Worlds Largest Smartphone Market
China is already a significant market for companies like Apple, with CEO Tim Cook describing "staggering" and "off the charts" sales of the iPhone in China last quarter. But according to IDC the oppor...
02:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch SEO Service BrightEdge Raises $12.6M
BrightEdge, a startup that offers tools for large companies to manage their search engine rankings, has raised $12.6 million in a Series C round of funding.The round was led by new investor Intel Capi...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Flip To Hand Over Sharing Platform Flipshare To Givit, Users Have 30 Days To Transfer Content
The writing was on the wall for Flip, but when Cisco decided to shutter its rather popular Flip video camera business in April 2011, the company promised a smooth transition for existing users. That s...
01:47 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch RadVision Finally Finds A Home With Telecom Giant Avaya For $230 Million
Back in December, we reported that Israeli-headquartered video-conferencing specialist, RadVision, was in advanced acquisition talks with global collaboration and communications giant, Avaya. While th...
01:34 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Cisco Looking To Buy Interactive TV And Security Specialist NDS In $5B Deal
Yesterday I wrote about how Israel is trying to promote itself as the next hotbed of consumer and Internet of startups, moving beyond its traditional roots in "hard" technology. But today comes news o...
01:34 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Updated: Cisco To Buy Interactive TV And Security Specialist NDS In $5B Deal
Yesterday I wrote about how Israel is trying to promote itself as the next hotbed of consumer and Internet startups, moving beyond its traditional roots in "hard" technology. But today comes news of a...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Misleading Investors About Private Stock Sales Will Get You In Trouble, Registering With The Feds Wont
Employees of hot web companies like Facebook have been selling shares to private investors for years, and a few firms have jumped in to take advantage of the situation. So naturally the Securities and...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Winning SXSW Has Yet To Produce A Winning Business
It's pretty easy to write yet another post about who "won" SXSW or, if you're feeling ornery or ambitious, how there are no longer any breakout stars. But there's an important point lost in this repet...
10:59 am GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch General Atlantic And Sequoia Put $60M In Enterprise Cloud Consultancy Appirio
Cloud solution provider and consultancy Appirio is announcing $60 million in new funding led by private equity firm General Atlantic, with participation from existing investors Sequoia Capital and GGV...
10:55 am GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Hires Curtis Lee Away From Zynga To Become Its New VP Of Consumer Products
Another executive departure at Zynga, and a big hire for Groupon: TechCrunch has learned -- and Groupon has just confirmed -- that Curtis Lee, who had been director of product management for Zynga, is...
07:32 am GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch The New Apple TV Will Finish What The Mac Started: Killing Off Discs
I remember watching the HD DVD vs. Blu-ray wars closely a few years back. I wanted one to win so I could go out and buy a next generation movie player. But the battle went on and on, and by the time B...
07:30 am GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Trey Ratcliff On The Rise Of Social Photography [TCTV]
Trey Ratcliff, the travel photographer known for popularizing HDR (high dynamic range) photo techniques online through his very popular Stuck In Customs blog and more recently his own apps and Google&...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch The New iPad Makes Apples Tablet Domination Clearer Than Ever
Even if you have perfect vision, indulge me here for a second. You know when you go in for an eye exam and you're asked to look at a combination of letters and numbers on a chart against a far wall? Y...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch How The Karma App Makes Gift-Giving Slick And Social [TCTV]
Karma, the gift-giving app made by the founders of TapJoy, made its official debut just two weeks ago. But with $5 million in funding from Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins and others, Karma has clear...
02:41 am GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstart Your Own SXSW: Hear It Local Lets You Crowdfund Private Concerts
Looking for a band for your tech conference, wedding, or launch party? San Francisco startupHear It Local has just launched a private concert booking and crowdfunding platform that connects you to loc...
02:05 am GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Archos Teases G10 XS Tablet With Ultra-Thin Steel Chassis
Veteran tablet maker Archos has released a teaser video of a new tablet they're going to be releasing (we presume) later this year. It's called the G10 XS (the latest in a series of G tablets) and it ...
01:03 am GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Touts Plans For Turning Video Status Updates Into A Business
Since launching about a year ago, Tout has been used by celebrities like Shaquille O'Neal and Survivor host Jeff Probst to post short video status updates. Now co-founder and CEO Michael Downing is sh...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch 500Friends Raises $4.5M Series A For Its Social Loyalty Platform
500Friends, the social loyalty solution for e-commerce retailers, is announcing it has completed a $4.5 million Series A round led by Crosslink Capital, with participation from Intel Capital as well a...
12:50 am GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon Could Be Biting Off More Than They Chew With Their LTE Plans
Theres been more than a little bit of Verizon news making the rounds today, and on the surface, it all seems like good stuff. Verizon will cover 200 more markets with LTE by the end of the year? Aweso...
12:49 am GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Ray Kurzweil: You Are What You Think [TCTV]
Here is the second half of our two-part interview with legendary inventor and thought leader Ray Kurzweil (you can see part one here.) Here, Kurzweil discusses why sleep is so important for technologi...
12:05 am GMT - Thu, March 15, 2012
Techcrunch Austin City Limits Brings Its Concert Archive To The iPad
As South by Southwest Interactive is ending and the music festival is begins, there's a new app offering a fans a chance to explore Austin's musical history.The app is called ACL Archive, and it comes...
11:55 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Metro Internet Explorer 10s Share Charm Could Be A Critical Feature
Microsoft has just posted an overview of the Windows 8 version of Internet Explorer 10, which shows off the features you'd expect from a modern touch-based browser: navigation gestures, full-screen co...
11:37 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Speeds Up Event Creation and Offers New Invite Suggestions
Just in time for SXSW Music, Facebook has updated its Events interface. Admins can now create an event with less details, receive suggestions of who to invite and notifications when invitees confirm, ...
11:35 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Need A New iPad? Heres How Much Apple Will Shell Out For Your Old One
If you're looking to get a new iPad and happen to have an old one (and by old, I mean the iPad 2), Apple just made it that much easier. Apple's Reuse and Recycling Program has been updated today to re...
11:03 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On The Creative Destruction of Medicine: Why The Entrepreneurial Opportunities Are Limitless [TCTV]
What is the future of medicine? The distinguished cardiologist and author, Dr Eric Topol, believes that the 20th century medical industry is about to be creatively destroyed by today's digital economy...
09:48 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Kevin Roses Oink Shuts Down
Oink, the first app from Kevin Rose's latest startup lab Milk, is shutting down. The announcement was posted to the company's homepage today, now claiming that the app was a "test" and the decision wa...
09:42 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Set To Launch Windows Phone Tango In China On March 21
Microsoft has spent the past few months getting their ducks in a row for an official Windows Phone launch in China, and now it seems that the time has finally come. According to press invitations that...
09:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Stock Photo Site Fotolia Acquires Wilogo, A Crowdsourced Design Community
Fotolia, the company that's home to an online marketplace of royalty-free stock photos, has just acquired Wilogo, a crowdsourced design community. The all-cash deal involves the acquisition of the tea...
08:58 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Bart Decrem On How To Stay Lean And Mean In Mobile Gaming (Even When Youre A Part Of Disney)
While some parts of the media world -- think films, publishing and music here -- have been largely dominated by old-school heavyweights, one that has been disrupted has been the world of gaming, speci...
08:29 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Signs Deal With Discovery, Now Has 17,000 Streaming Video Titles Available
Amazon announced a new licensing deal this morning with Discovery Communications, the media company behind cable TV channels including theDiscovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery...
08:29 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Amazons Biggest Deal Yet: Discovery Brings 3,000 More Titles To Amazon Instant Video
Amazon announced a new licensing deal this morning with Discovery Communications, the media company behind cable TV channels including theDiscovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery...
08:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch This Is Everything You Need To Know About Pinterest (Infographic)
Oh, Pinterest... Over the course of the past few months, what once was a colorful haven for Midwestern mothers and Mormons is now an even more lively, colorful haven for even more pin-tastic peeps. Th...
08:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Google Offers Partners With Signpost, The AdSense For Local Commerce
Today, Google is announcing a partnership with a NY-based company called Signpost, which will now run deals on the Google Offers website and in subscriber emails. Signpost, which has $1 million in see...
07:57 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch OMGPOP Eyes TV Show Based On Hit Game Draw Something (Plus It Nears 1B Ad Impressions Per Day)
OMGPOP, the New York-based gaming company that has made a huge comeback over the last month thanks to its Pictionary-like game Draw Something, is eying a TV show based on the game, according to a sour...
07:17 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Square Competitor? Cashier Live Launches POS App For iPhone
Cashier Live, a Chicago-based, bootstrapped startup providing Point of Sale (POS) systems to retailers, has just launched a new iPhone app that moves a bit into Square's territory - at least that's th...
06:16 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Sports Illustrated App Hits iPhone, Celebrates With Augmented Reality Magazine Cover
I'm no athlete, but I've found that a passing knowledge of sports comes in handy when conversations take a turn for the awkward. The question then is where do sports fans (and wannabes like me) go to ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Indexs Saul Klein, After A Year Abroad, Returns To London To Launch New UK Israel Tech Council
For the last year or so, Index Ventures' Saul Klein has been living in Israel, not soaking up the hot sun (well, maybe a little of that) but the local startup scene -- the "Silicon Valley for the rest...
05:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Here Are The HTC Phones Invited To The Ice Cream Sandwich Social
Though it's far and away the best iteration of Android to date, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has only made its way to a very small percentage of the Android population. I mean, we're talking less than five ...
04:31 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Files For Secondary Offering As It Tries To Manage Lock-Up Period, Employee Share Sales
Zynga said today that it is registering for a secondary offering of shares as it tries to manage a lock-up period for employees that might negatively affect the company's share price. Employees aren't...
04:31 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Files For $400M Secondary Offering As It Tries To Manage Employee Share Sales
Zynga said today that it is registering for a secondary offering of shares as it tries to manage a lock-up period for employees that might negatively affect the company's share price. Employees aren't...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Automattic Debuts Vetted And Featured Third-Party Services For WordPress.com VIP Sites
Automattic is announcing a new feature for large-scale sites hosted in WordPress.com VIP SaaS program (TechCrunch is a VIP publisher)Featured Partners for third-party integrations. Basically, the prog...
03:26 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch IDC: Apples iPad Rules Tablet Sales Today But Android Makers Will Overtake It By 2016
With news of Apple's new iPad selling out its first run due to overwhelming demand, 2012 is off to a galloping start for the tablet market; and because of that IDC is upping its forecasts for how many...
02:58 pm GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Yuri Milner Is Freed From Mail.ru Board To Take Care Of Business
The news is out today that Yuri Milner has stepped down from the role of Chairman of Mail.ru and from the Board of Directors. But this is more interesting than the bare facts would suggest. Mail.ru is...
11:47 am GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Austins Other Event: A Class Action, Mobile App Privacy Lawsuit Filed Against Facebook, Twitter, Apple, 15 Others
It was bound to happen sooner or later, but it looks like all the heated conversation we've seen over user privacy in mobile apps has now finally boiled over into a class action lawsuit, filed this we...
06:16 am GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Everyone Has The Features Yahoos Suing Facebook For: Here They Are
Yahoo reared its patent troll head this week, and it's not just Facebook that has reason to be worried -- at least, judging by the extremely broad features that it's being targeted for. Yahoo could ea...
05:52 am GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Encyclopedia Britannica Ends Print Edition For Good
In 1768, the Enlightenment was in full swing, and the printing press was being employed liberally as a method of disseminating knowledge among the (then still relatively few) literate and learned. Few...
05:52 am GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Encyclopedia Britannica Consigns Print Edition To History
In 1768, the Enlightenment was in full swing, and the printing press was being employed liberally as a method of disseminating knowledge among the (then still relatively few) literate and learned. Few...
03:35 am GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch A Big Idea: Y Combinator Now Lets Founders Apply Without One
Venture firms like to pull in experienced founders to become entrepreneurs in residence -- people who typically come in without a clear idea of what they want to build, and are simply tasked with thin...
03:35 am GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch A Big Idea: Y Combinator Now Lets Founders Apply Without An Idea
Venture firms like to pull in experienced founders to become entrepreneurs in residence -- people who typically come in without a clear idea of what they want to do, who may simply be tasked with thin...
02:07 am GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Gets Dirty, Threatens Plaintiff With Termination Of Service Unless He Shuts Up
Let me catch you up: Matt Spaccarelli, an everyday guy from California, recently took AT&T to small claims court regarding its questionable throttling practices. The judge ruled in his favor on Fe...
02:07 am GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Gets Dirty, Threatens Plaintiff With Termination Of Service Unless He Shuts Up [Update: ATT Responds]
Let me catch you up: Matt Spaccarelli, an everyday guy from California, recently took AT&T to small claims court regarding its questionable throttling practices. The judge ruled in his favor on Fe...
02:07 am GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Gets Dirty, Threatens Plaintiff With Termination Of Service Unless He Shuts Up [Update: AT&T Responds]
Let me catch you up: Matt Spaccarelli, an everyday guy from California, recently took AT&T to small claims court regarding its questionable throttling practices. The judge ruled in his favor on Fe...
01:15 am GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Pages Race To Adopt Timeline, 8M Of 37M+ Upgraded In 10 Days
On March 30th, Facebook will forcibly migrate all Pages onto the Timeline redesign, but Facebook tells me it only took 10 days for 8 million of the more than 37 million Pages that have been set up to ...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch To Boost Windows Azure, Microsoft Launches Companys First-Ever Startup Accelerator
Today, Microsoft is launching the first startup accelerator in the company's history in an effort to encourage more entrepreneurs to build their cloud-based applications using Windows Azure. The progr...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch To Boost Windows Azure, Microsoft Launches Companys First-Ever Direct Startup Accelerator
Today, Microsoft is launching the first startup accelerator* in the company's history in an effort to encourage more entrepreneurs to build their cloud-based applications using Windows Azure. The prog...
12:19 am GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: The LG Spectrum
The Spectrum has been a busy little diva the last few days, strutting in and out of our NYC studio like she belongs there. So much in fact, that I've given her a gender and started to refer to her in ...
12:08 am GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo vs Facebook: Not The Next Mobile Patent War?
The lawsuit filed on Monday by Yahoo against Facebook over alleged infringements of certain "method" patents was a high profile step for Yahoo to take in the lead-up to Facebook's IPO.But although Fac...
12:03 am GMT - Wed, March 14, 2012
Techcrunch Onesheet On-The-Go: Music Service Now Lets Artists Connect With Fans Across Mobile Devices
If you're in a band and you don't know Onesheet, you should check it out. For those unfamiliar, Onesheet is, as its name would suggest, a one-page dossier for bands. We originally referred to (and hav...
11:50 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Now You Can Make Your AT&T Galaxy Note Play Nice With T-Mobile HSPA+
Know what I love about Android hackers? Theyve got moxie. Take a look at these folks on the XDA-developer forums: a user named itsjusttime put up a bounty post offering cold hard cash to whoever could...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch How Glancee And Highlight Are Fixing Those Background Location And Notification Problems
Somewhere off in the future, there will be a mobile app that shows you all of the nearby people who you might find interesting -- without you having to click a single button to check in. But we're not...
10:55 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Unveils The Xperia Sola: Look, Mom! No Hands!
Sony's been bringing it lately, with a trifecta of monosyllabic Xperia goodness at CES and MWC. I personally believe that a key ingredient in the secret sauce may be Sony's ability to keep the new pho...
10:53 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIns Reid Hoffman Gives Kiva $1 Million To Empower Everyone
"How youbuildthe future is you motivate people to pay attention and act, toimprove their circumstances and run their own lives", LinkedIn co-founder and philanthropist Reid Hoffman tells me. That's wh...
10:32 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Licensed To Spin: Turntable.fm Inks Deals With The Big Four
From the outset, the biggest appeal of social music platform Turntable.fm has been its synchronous listening in public rooms where anyone can become the dee-jay. Of course, turn back the clock six mon...
10:29 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal Updates Erotica Policy: Target Is Specifc Books With Obscene Images, Not Just Words
This just in... As we reported it would do yesterday, PayPal has today issued a significant update to its acceptable use policy regarding payments for certain erotica-themed e-books.Now the eBay-owned...
10:29 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal Updates Erotica Policy: Target Is Specific Books With Obscene Images, Not Just Words
This just in... As we reported it would do yesterday, PayPal has today issued a significant update to its acceptable use policy regarding payments for certain erotica-themed e-books.Now the eBay-owned...
10:12 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Walmart Announces Disc To Digital Program To Convert Your Old DVDs
Walmart is about to make a big push for digital movie ownership.At a press conference today in Los Angeles, the company announced that, as rumored, it's launching a new program called the Disc to Digi...
09:27 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Forget NFC, This iPhone Case Combines All Your Credit Cards Into One
I have a love-hate relationship when it comes to all these newfangled mobile payment methods. Fan as I am of Google Wallet (and all the Wawa coffee I bought with the included $10 prepaid card), I cant...
09:19 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquares Facebook Integration Gets Prettier, Adds Activity Summaries
Foursquare made a slight, but welcome, change to its Facebook integration today that will now offer "prettier" Facebook Wall posts regarding your activities. Instead of posts that just show a standard...
08:19 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Clueless: RIM Releases The $120 BlackBerry PlayBook Mini Keyboard
Research In Motion announced the PlayBook 17 months ago. Then, eleven months ago, the company actually launched the product. It took them another 10 months to finally bring a native email and messagin...
07:58 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch After Endeavor Invests, Reid Hoffman Joins Globants Advisory Board; Is An IPO Next?
Over nine years, Globant has been building one of the stronger and more reputable IT companies in South America. It's no easy feat to build innovative software products for a global audience, but Glob...
07:20 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Maps Arrives On iOS & Android (But Only As A Web App)
Nokia has just announced the launch of an iOS and Android-compatible version of its mapping service known as Nokia Maps. The service, which powers Nokia's native mapping applications on its own device...
06:50 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch As Dell Shifts To Software & Services, Announces Plans To Buy SonicWall
Computer manufacturer Dell announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement that will allow it to acquire SonicWall, a security vendor specializing in firewalls, network security and data pro...
06:26 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoos Patent Suit Against Facebook Is A Crock Of Shit (Plus, It Pulled This Move On Pre-IPO Google)
When Yahoo chief executive Scott Thompson got on his first investor conference call after taking over in January, he bragged to media and investors about the great wealth of talent and IP that existed...
06:25 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Camera+ Sees Major Update: Dozens Of Features, New API, Integration With WordPress, Foodspotting & More
Following increasing competition, most recently from SmugMug's nifty Camera Awesome app, everyone's favorite iPhone camera replacement app Camera+ is rolling out a major update today. There are a...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch LG Spectrum Review: Initial Impressions (Video)
Let me just start by saying that so far, I'm not a fan. But, these are just initial impressions so we'll see how my relationship with the Spectrum progresses over time. Sure, the LG Spectrum has a stu...
05:41 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Multiple Usernames & Passwords No More: OneID Unveils Its Next-Gen Identity Service
Today, our online identities are fragmented across an array of usernames, email addresses, screen names, social media accounts, passwords, and on and on. We struggle to remember our login info and pas...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch RAM And CPU Clock Speed Confirmed For New iPad, But The Spec Is Still Dead
Good news, everyone! It's confirmed that the new iPad is indeed slightly "faster" than the iPad 2. Early benchmarks of the new iPad show that the actual clock speed of the A5X SoC is still set at 1GHz...
04:19 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Slam Dunk Or Rimshot? NBA Star Tracy McGrady Launches His Own Daily Deal Site
Just as Lady Gaga, The Biebs, and other celebs did for Twitter, the oftentimes prosaic world of daily deals is getting some of its own glam factor, as NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady is the latest athlete-...
04:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Got Facebook Pics? Transform Them Into Wall Art With CanvasPop
If ever there was a meeting ground between your decorative tastes and your virtual self, it would be CanvasPop. The service lets you upload photos, even those taken with a cameraphone, and blows them ...
03:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Quattro Alums Launch Mobile Targeting Startup Adelphic, Raise $2M
Two mobile veterans who worked together at Quattro Wireless, the mobile ad network that formed the basis of Apple's iAd program, are announcing a new company today called Adelphic Mobile.Jennifer Lum,...
03:15 pm GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch The Currency Cloud Secures $4M To Disrupt The Trillion Dollar Foreign Exchange Market
Last year at GeeknRolla a little known startup appeared in the demo pit, but went on to win the admiration of judges in the startup competition. It's the only time TheCurrencyCloud has made a public a...
11:41 am GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Social Investment Network eToro Is Picking Up Another $15 Million From Spark, Others
eToro, the investment network that uses real-time features to let users follow and trade based on other users' activities, has raised another $15 million in funding in a venture round led by Spark Cap...
09:26 am GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Combining Yelp & Twitter For Foodies, Fondus Redesign Beefs Up Recommendations, Discovery
At TechCrunch Disrupt NYC last year, Gauri Manglik, Mike Lewis, and Orion Burt launched SpotOn, a recommendation engine in app, which served its users suggested local businesses based on their friends...
07:47 am GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Finally Pushes Ice Cream Sandwich To The Galaxy S IIs Of The World
Well, after a bit of a false start, Samsung finally seems to have done it. According to a new blog post on the official Samsung Tomorrow blog, the Korean consumer electronics giant has finally begun t...
07:42 am GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Further Details ICS Rollout, But Is Verizon Delaying The Ice Cream Party In The States?
Slowly but surely Ice Cream Sandwich will hit last year's flagship Android phones. Motorola just updated its ICS schedule that details the expected timetable for each device. The biggest change is tha...
05:29 am GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch UK Researchers Plan Mobile Real-Time Sign Language Translation App
With real-time translation of text common on the web and instantaneous speech-to-text gaining popularity, it seems that transliteration is cool again. But less obvious, and more difficult, methods of ...
05:14 am GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Intel Eyes Web TV As Aereo Turns Legal Screws On Networks [Docs]
It's hard to believe we're not stuck in some strange time warp, as it's beginning to feel (again) like TV is the next hot thing. Well, really, web TV. For one, The Wall Street Journal today reported t...
04:28 am GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Just.me Wants To Be The Go-To Social App On Your Phone
Keith Teare, co-founder of TechCrunch and partner at incubator Archimedes Labs, isn't thinking small when it comes to his new project Just.me he says that it's "asking and answering the question of w...
04:12 am GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch With Redesign Done, Dropboxs Houston Focuses On The Big Picture
Whatever you think about Dropbox's place in the future of communication, the company has been on a roll this year.Following up on a big redesign last week, which cleaned up navigation, search, and pho...
03:39 am GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Sean Parker: Defeating SOPA Was The Nerd Spring
You might not often connect Al Gore and Sean Parker, but the pair took the stage together this afternoon at South by Southwest, and they made similar points that the democratic system has been broken...
03:12 am GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch DARPA Director Regina Dugan Leaves Defense Department For Google
Today brings some rather high-profile recruiting from Google: the director of DARPA, the Department of Defense's research arm, is leaving after three years of heading the agency to join Google at a "s...
02:56 am GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch How Forest Whitaker Wants to Crowdsource Filmmaking [TCTV]
Academy Award winning actor Forest Whitaker was at SXSW this past weekend, where his JuntoBox Films studio -- which combines crowdsourcing social media technology with traditional film production -- a...
01:48 am GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Review: Lytro Lightfield Camera
To publish a "review" of the Lytro as it is today is, in a way, very premature. But it's also only fair. The product is shipping and, to an extent, complete. But given the number of features and plann...
01:48 am GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Review: Lytro Light Field Camera
To publish a "review" of the Lytro as it is today is, in a way, very premature. But it's also only fair. The product is shipping and, to an extent, complete. But given the number of features and plann...
01:15 am GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Posterous Finds A Home In The Arms Of Twitter
Twitter just announced that it has acquired Posterous, the YCombinator-backed blogging and sharing platform that competed early on with Tumblr.Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Posterous had raised...
12:54 am GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Ray Kurzweil Talks Entrepreneurship, Apps, and The Future Of Education [TCTV]
Legendary scientist, inventor, futurist, and all-around tech icon Ray Kurzweil is attending the ongoing South By Southwest Interactive conference for the first time ever this year, and TechCrunch TV w...
12:50 am GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Nike, Foursquare, VEVO Launch Facebook Timeline Apps, 3000 Others Already Have
If your company doesn't have a Facebook Timeline app yet, you're late to the party. 3,000 Timeline apps have spawned since Facebook launched the platform 3 months ago, and today Foursquare, VEVO, The ...
12:32 am GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Galaxy S Blaze 4G Lights Up T-Mobile Shelves On March 28
Word of the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G first broke around the time Team TechCrunch was roaming the cavernous halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center at CES, but at the time T-Mobile wasnt feeling very...
12:27 am GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch Mogul iPad Stand Makes Square An Elegant Option At Point-Of-Sale
I usually trash any email that comes my way pitching an iPad case and/or stand. Sorry, but there are just so many of them that they really need to stand out. The Mogul, a Kickstarter project, certainl...
12:04 am GMT - Tue, March 13, 2012
Techcrunch King.com Buys Fabrication Games as it Pushes Onto Mobile, Eyes Possible 2013 IPO
Swedish gaming company King.com just acquired Stockholm-based developer Fabrication Games in a big push to expand onto Android and iOS this year.With the deal, King.com picks up Fabrication's talent, ...
11:50 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Live Now From SXSW: TCTVs Webcast with Highlight, Path and Hipmunk Founders (3pm CT)
From the floor of the Austin Convention Center, TechCrunch TV is live with all the latest news from SXSW. Find out what TechCrunch writers have to say about their favorite apps, events, and surprises...
11:37 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Visit kiva.orgfree To Microlend $1 Million of Reid Hoffmans Money
Today you can help someone escape poverty by trying out microlending platform Kiva, and it won't cost you a dime. Go to Kiva.org/free where Reid Hoffman has put up $1 million of his money to let 40,00...
11:17 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Display Ads On Third-Party Sites? Its Already Doing It For Facebook.com (On Googles Network)
There has been some speculation about when Facebook might launch an advertising network to run on sites apart from its own, using its trove of data on what its 845 million users like and share.But whi...
11:09 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Minefold Launches Affordable, On-Demand Platform For Game Hosting
As everyone knows, multiplayer is better than single player, and as the geeks among us know, there's a set of multiplayer games, like Minecraft and Urban Terror, that offer software that allows gamers...
11:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch AppCod.es Launches App Store Prediction Tool, Tells Developers Which Keywords Work
Warsaw-based, three-person startup AppCod.es just released new tools that will appeal to mobile app developers, both of which are intent on helping developers achieve better ASO, or App Store Optimiza...
09:42 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Half A Million Musicians Now Rock Facebook With BandPage
BandPage, Facebook's top app for artists trying to stream and promote their music to fans, now powers 500,000 musician Pages. Just 6 months ago that number was 250,000, showing the rapid shift in focu...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch TxtRoo Launches A Yelp For The Feature Phone Market
TxtRoo, a company that was invented and coded into existence from the Stanford StartupBus headed to SXSW in Austin, Texas last week, can best be described as a Yelp for the feature phone market. Like ...
08:40 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify Blames Late German Launch On Language, Avoids The Music Rights Question
Streaming subscription music company Spotify will launch in Germany tomorrow. The company has made no statement in English but is talking to German media outlets, and we've confirmed via other sources...
08:26 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Hollywoods Role in Innovation and SOPA
Silicon Valley may be a garden of innovation, but many of the seeds were sown by Hollywood. Earlier generations of innovators were inspired by shows such asStar Trek,Lost in Space, andThe Jetsons; lat...
08:26 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Hollywoods Role In Innovation And SOPA
Silicon Valley may be a garden of innovation, but many of the seeds were sown by Hollywood. Earlier generations of innovators were inspired by shows such asStar Trek,Lost in Space, andThe Jetsons; lat...
08:20 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch As Waiting Period Expires, Rockstar Consortium Is Ready To Roll With Patent Licensing
After forming a strange alliance to score control of Nortel Networks' patents, Apple, Microsoft, RIM, Sony, and Ericsson can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Now that a Department of Justice waiting ...
07:56 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Is PayPal Preparing To Reverse Its Erotica E-book Stance? The EFF Has A Good Feeling
A development in the ongoing story about PayPal and requirements it made on e-book distributors to remove certain kinds of erotica from their catalogs: there are signs the eBay-owned company could be ...
07:51 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Why You Need To Back Young Rewired State Right Now
Even as the UK government seems keener than ever to promote the technology sector as an engine of much needed growth - especially startups - there's a programme right under its nose which has been run...
07:18 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Exits Mobile Payments Business With Shuttering Of Nokia Money
Nokia is announcing today it plans to shut down its mobile payments service known as Nokia Money in India, as a part of a shift in strategy that will allow the company to more narrowly focus on its ha...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Empire Avenue Revamps Interface, Adds Google+ Scoring
Empire Avenue, while a great service, has been a bit confusing. In fact, the idea itself can kind of boggle the mind — users build up their personal brands via Facebook, Twitter, and other socia...
06:59 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch London Web Summit Startup Winner Will Get A 50,000 Convertible Loan
Consider this the last warning you'll get that the London Web Summit is coming next Monday, plus we've now secured a 50,000 convertible loan for the winner of the startup competition from DFJ Esprit. ...
06:44 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Pete Cashmore Denies CNN Acquisition Rumor To Mashable Staff
The hot SXSW rumor is that CNN is looking to acquire Mashable for some $200 million. But right now it's just that: a rumor. In fact we just heard from a trusted Mashable staffer that founder and CEO P...
06:37 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Despite Backlash, Googles Search Plus Your World Hasnt Impacted Googles Market Share
ComScore hasreleasedits search data for February 2012, and Google continues to lead, gaining 0.2 percentage points over the previous month, up to 66.4% in February from 66.2% in January. Microsoft sit...
06:29 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV Will Be Live From Austin 3pm CT (1pm PT) With Whats Hot From SXSW
Mark your Calendar. Tune in to TechCrunch later today for a special show, live from the Austin Convention Center at SXSW. TCTV's Colleen Taylor will host a roundtable with TechCrunch writers who have...
06:21 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Need A New Car? Gilts Selling A 2013 Infiniti JX For Half Price Today
The flash sales fiends at Gilt are no stranger to the idea of putting their customers into new cars they cut their teeth on a deep discount promotion on three 2011 VW Jettas, and recently hooked up w...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Eric Schmidt-Backed Video Surveillance Startup Prism Skylabs Adds Integrations With Google+, YouTube And Picasa
Prism SkyLabs, a cloud-based service that allows business owners to bring video feeds online, capture images from these feeds and share this data with consumers and the public, is announcing integrati...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Tomorrow Ventures-Backed Video Surveillance Startup Prism Skylabs Adds Integrations With Google+, YouTube And Picasa
Prism SkyLabs, a cloud-based service that allows business owners to bring video feeds online, capture images from these feeds and share this data with consumers and the public, is announcing integrati...
05:27 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch When It Comes To Shopping, Mobile Web Trumps Apps Led By Amazon, Says Nielsen
There's been lots of debate about whether mobile apps or the web have the upper hand when it comes to making content for smartphones, and when it comes to using it. Some interesting insights from Niel...
05:24 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Lumia Windows 8 Tab Coming Later This Year?
Nokia and Microsoft, sitting in a tree. K.I.S.S.i.n.g. First came WinPhone, then comes ARM tabs, then comes a baby in a baby carriage!If an unconfirmed Digitimes report is to be believed, Nokia is set...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Infographics For Everyone: Visual.ly Launches First Automated Tool Out Of Beta
If you are among those who feel that we see too many infographics these days, be prepared for a little more eye candy: Visual.ly, which offers an online tool to create instant visualizations of data, ...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch eBay Debuts Standlone Couch Commerce iPad App To Purchase Items, Watch With eBay
Over the holidays, eBay and PayPal both pushed the term couch commerce,, in which consumers use their tablets and mobile phones from the comfort of their couches. In fact, eBay launched a new feature ...
03:32 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Consolidation In Chinese Online Video: Two Biggest Players, Youku And Tudou, Are Merging
The online video market in China is a fragmented scene led by national businesses where companies like YouTube don't even get a look in; but today sees that market move one step closer to consolidatio...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Social TV App Peel Adds Real-Time Cheering To American Idol
There are loads of startups trying to build a social TV experience that goes beyond checking in to your favorite TV shows. Now social TV app Peel is taking a stab at it, and it's aiming at one show in...
02:50 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Social Discovery Apps Like Highlight Are A Recruiters Wet Dream At SXSW
The history of location-based social discovery apps is a lot longer than the current hype surrounding Highlight and Glancee, currently darlings of the South by Southwest festival.Back in 2007 TechCrun...
02:20 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Ahead Of US Launch, Wrapp Opens Its SoMo Gift Card App For Business In The UK
With $10.5 million in funding behind it, Wrapp, an app that lets users buy gift cards from a variety of retailers and send them on as presents, is now launching in the UK as both an Android and Apple ...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Crush Your March Madness Pool (And Win $100K) With numberFire
March Madness is about to start, and for many friends and co-workers, that means it's betting time. This year, however, RRE Ventures-backed startup numberFire wants you to make those bets based on rea...
12:14 pm GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Another European Carrier Goes VC: Orange Partners With Publicis, Iris In $400M Fund
Today sees the launch of one more venture capital fund backed by a large European telecoms carrier: Orange, the retail face of France Telecom, is teaming up with the advertising giant Publicis and Iri...
04:22 am GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Chris DeWolfe Talks SGN And The Mobile Gaming Gold Rush [TCTV]
Chris DeWolfe is not resting on his laurels after his big-name success as a co-founder of Myspace. For the past two years he has been heads down building an increasingly powerful social gaming company...
04:10 am GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Hand Me The Pliers
The magic of the recording studio gave way to the personal computer, the Internet, and social media. The world Firesign Theatre modeled in their surreal vision of the near future has become the defaul...
03:46 am GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Gap Campaign Rethinks Old-School Bus Station Ads
It's not just startups that are trying to push what's possible with mobile advertising the Gap recently completed an ad campaign combining traditional transit ads with geo-fencing technology.Here's h...
01:04 am GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Reaches 27 Million Registered Users and Says Its Android App is Nearly Here
Instagram, the photo-sharing app that has taken a definitive lead on iOS, said it has surpassed 27 million registered users.Co-founder Kevin Systrom didn't disclose daily active users. But he did say ...
12:51 am GMT - Mon, March 12, 2012
Techcrunch Go Ask Grandma: How To Design For Normals
As web watchers, entrepreneurs, and investors search for the next big thing, theyd be wise to focus on innovations that can be easily adopted by technology novices. A recent string of companies, inclu...
10:49 pm GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch Marvel and Aurasma Announce New Line Of Augment Reality Comics
Today at SXSW, Marvel announced a partnership with tech startup Aurasma to lets users watch video trailers of books they see in stores, as well as 3D animation, recaps, and other augmented reality ext...
10:49 pm GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch Marvel and Aurasma Show Off New Line Of Augmented Reality Comics
Today at SXSW, Marvel announced a partnership with tech startup Aurasma to lets users watch video trailers of books they see in stores, as well as 3D animation, recaps, and other augmented reality ext...
10:04 pm GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch How Tablets Will Transform Construction
The basic process of any construction project goes like this: A person with a lot of money (calledThe Owner) decides that, for whatever reason, they want a building and so they go hire an architect. T...
09:55 pm GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch KPCBs Bing Gordon: How To Tell Amateur Founders From The Pros [TCTV]
Don't be fooled by Bing Gordon's buttoned-up sounding job title as a partner at top tier Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers -- he's known as easily one of the m...
08:55 pm GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch Social Super Tuesday How the 2012 Candidates Stacked Up On Facebook
Every vote counted on Super Tuesday with the results coming down to Mitt Romney narrowly beating Rick Santorum by only 0.8% in the Ohio primary. While some may argue that the issues elevated Mitt abov...
08:47 pm GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Mobile Is Ditching 2-Click Like Button For A 1-Click Like Bar
Facebook is slowly rolling out a mobile interface change that lets you Like or comment on posts with a single click, I discovered this week and the company has confirmed. By making it quicker to Like,...
08:47 pm GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Mobile Is Ditching 2-Click Like Button For 1-Click Like Bar
Facebook is slowly rolling out a mobile interface change that lets you Like or comment on posts with a single click, I discovered this week and the company has confirmed. By making it quicker to Like,...
08:46 pm GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch Jetsetter Moves Beyond Flash Sales: Recommendations Now A Third Of Its Business
Jetsetter, the exclusive travel community for globetrotters, seems to be on a roll. In recent days, the company has announced a dozen some new corporate partners, a handful of new sale formats to enti...
03:50 pm GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch Walmart Buys Facebook Birthday And Holiday Reminder App Social Calendar
It looks like retail giant Walmart has made another acquisition. The e-commerce giant has bought Social Calendar, an app on Facebook that allows you to get birthday and holiday reminders by email and ...
03:50 pm GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch Walmart Buys Facebooks Birthday And Holiday Reminder App Social Calendar
It looks like retail giant Walmart has made another acquisition. The e-commerce giant has bought Social Calendar, an app on Facebook that allows you to get birthday and holiday reminders by email and ...
09:11 am GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch Nike To Open First-Ever API To Developers At Backplanes SXSW Music Hackathon
Last month, Jason wrote about the announcement that Backplane -- the new interactive, visual platform that's part Pinterest, part Tumblr and Ning -- will be using its star power to stage an unusual ev...
07:44 am GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch Paul Graham Wants You To Build A New Search Engine, Inbox, Or Be The Next Steve Jobs
As a founding partner at Y Combinator, Paul Graham has seen more startup pitches than the average Joe. In a new essay, called "Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas", Graham makes the case that the id...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch The Economics Of Emotion
The most recent commercial for the BMW i3 and i8 concept cars is a great example of something enlightened marketers have known for years: emotion is the key driver behind purchasing decisions. Yet, to...
03:46 am GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch Eric Chu Steps Away From Overseeing Androids App Store, Jamie Rosenberg Expands Role
There was more than meets the eye with this week's rebranding of Android Market as Google Play.Accompanying the new name and look is a shift in how the store is being managed.Eric Chu, who has worked ...
03:45 am GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch 3 Predictions On The Future Of Enterprise Software
The first image that comes to my mind when I think about business computing is the dystopic scene from the 1984 Apple commercial: A swarm of employees wearing the same uniforms and marching in unison ...
02:57 am GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch 100Proof App Shows How Getting Drunk Is Killing (Or Saving) You
6 drinks for an 160-pound,30-year-old male? That'll take 2 days off your lifespan. Just in time for SXSW, 100Proof is a mobile web app from healthtech startup 100Plus that calculates how your drinking...
02:12 am GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch Sexy IPOs Versus SaaS-y IPOs
IPOs are hot again. Naturally, the press is focused on high-profile offerings like Facebook's. But, I think there is a more important group of companies going public: Smaller, less sexy Software-as-a-...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch Harvest Co-Founder: Solve A Real Pain Point, And Dont Be Afraid To Charge For It [TCTV]
Right now the enterprise software space is growing rapidly, but so are the number of users who need it, especially freelancers, independent contractors, consultants, and developers. That said, compani...
12:25 am GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch Wikipedia Completes Transfer Of Sites Away From GoDaddy DNS
Part of the long-running (and far from over) SOPA/PIPA battle was the drawing of lines in the sand by internet companies. While most recognized the danger of that irresponsible and short-sighted bill ...
12:16 am GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch StartupBus Day Four: San Antonio to Austin [TCTV]
The "buspreneurs" have arrived in Austin! The StartupBus, which began a four-day journey from San Francisco/Silicon Valley on Tuesday morning, completed the final leg of the voyage yesterday. The team...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, March 11, 2012
Techcrunch The Spanx Woman is Worth a Billion?! My Key Takeaways
I'm a complete sexist. I want women to look as good as possible. And I'm not the only one. Women want to look as sexy as possible. That's why they buy hundreds of millions worth of form-fitting Spanx ...
10:58 pm GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch DiCaprio-Backed Mobli Pushes Major Revamp for SXSW
Not to miss an opportunity to make an impression upon hipsters, Mobli is going to squeeze all the juice it can get out of SXSW with a major app revamp, and a party in Austin to boot. Mobli, which coun...
10:12 pm GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch At SXSW? Because Paul Carr Is, Launching His Book Today At Bookpeople In Austin
Jack McKenna here, checking in from South By Southwest to support my old buddy Paul Carr. He may have told me off not so long ago, despite my fine work here over the years. But, we've talked it out an...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch Save Helpless Faraway Africans From The Comfort Of Your Armchair!
Wow. I never dreamed that I'd have a legitimate excuse to write a TechCrunch post about Joseph Kony, the crazed Ugandan warlord whose Lord's Resistance Army has been a pet obsession of mine for some y...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch Entrepreneurs Are Difficult At Best And Abrasive at Worst Get Over It
The greatest entrepreneurs follow their gut and as a result are perceived as difficult at best and abrasive at worst.Most people who know me say Im too diplomatic, but last week my advisor told me tha...
07:57 am GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch Paper Or Plastic?
I have a confession to make: despite having reviewed a few e-readers, and having written dozens of articles about them, I've never really used one. I mean, I've used them enough to know a good one fro...
07:03 am GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch Army Warns Of Danger Of Geotagging
While for an ordinary civilian the automatic geotagging of your photos or check-ins might be convenient, in the military it can be a lethal mistake. In 2007, geotagged photos of a new fleet of helicop...
05:41 am GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch Eyeing An IPO, Kayak 2011 Revenue Up 32 Percent To $225M; Net Income Up 21 Percent
Travel search giant Kayak just posted new revenue numbers for the fourth quarter and full year 2011 in a new S-1 filing with the SEC. As we heard last September, Kayak put its IPO plans on hold until ...
05:39 am GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch Cater2.me May Be Feeding Your Favorite Startup
Startup Cater2.me is trying to answer one of the rarely-discussed challenges facing any company that wants to keep a large workforce happy feeding them meals that aren't boring.Cater2.me was founded ...
04:20 am GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch Mobcaster Crowdfunds Its First TV Season
It's famously difficult to get a TV show on the air much less one that still matches your initial vision. That's why startup Mobcaster has launched a new platform where creators can ask fans directly...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch PayPals New Digital Wallet Will Offer Personalized Deals, Flexible Payment Spending, And More
We've been hearing recently about PayPal's in-store payments platform for large retailers (which will soon be rolled out to small businesses as well). But we haven't seen PayPal do much in the past fe...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch PayPals New Digital Wallet Will Offer Personalized Deals, Flexible Payments, And More
We've been hearing recently about PayPal's in-store payments platform for large retailers (which will soon be rolled out to small businesses as well). But we haven't seen PayPal do much in the past fe...
03:39 am GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Wont Let 3rd-Party Apps Post As Your Stream Could Easily Be Overwhelmed -Gundotra
Today at his SXSW fireside chat, head of Google+ Vic Gundotra said "I am 100% to blame" for the social network lacking an API 7 months after launch. The reason? "Your stream could easily be overw...
03:39 am GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch Gundotra: Google+ Wont Let 3rd-Party Apps Post Because Your Stream Could Easily Be Overwhelmed
Today at his SXSW fireside chat, head of Google+ Vic Gundotra said "I am 100% to blame" for the social network lacking an API seven months after launch. The reason? "Your stream could easily be o...
02:47 am GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch A Better Live Wiki: HackPad Could Be Your SXSW Backchannel
There are lots of apps for finding the right people and parties at South By Southwest this year, but what about, you know, actually going to panels and sharing your thoughts about them? Well, there's ...
02:46 am GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Lumia 900 Wont Hit AT&T Shelves Until April 22
We'd heard a while back that the long-awaited Windows Phone-powered Lumia 900 would show up on AT&T's shelves on March 18. However, around the time that this rumored launch date leaked, the Lumia ...
02:44 am GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch A Better Live Wiki: HackPad Could Be Your SXSW Backchannel
There are lots of apps for finding the right people and parties at South By Southwest this year, but what about, you know, actually going to panels and sharing your thoughts about them? Well, there's ...
02:27 am GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch Marvel Touts New Deal: Buy A Comic Book, Get The Digital Version Free
Pop quiz, hotshot: its Wednesday, and that means a new shipment of comic books is sitting pretty at your local dead tree retailer. Do you schlep down to the store to buy a physical copy, or will you r...
01:40 am GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch Stride, A CRM System Salespeople Will Hate (But Freelancers Will Love), Launches Into Beta
Stride, a new CRM system designed to meet the needs of freelancers and small business owners, is launching into private beta today. The product, which was born out of an actual need for a more simplif...
01:10 am GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Goes Big In Texas With $304 Million Austin Campus
Most of the news around Austin this week is centered around SXSW, naturally, but Texas Governor (and erstwhile presidential candidate) Rick Perry broke some news today that's unrelated, but still Aust...
12:56 am GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch Clouds & APIs: Mayor Lee Unveils The San Francisco Open Data Cloud
With 30,000 tech jobs already in town and more (hopefully) on the way, San Francisco has been making a big push to make its city as friendly as possible to entrepreneurs. In January, we saw Mayor Ed L...
12:29 am GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch How Green Dot Will Use Loopt To Go After Mobile Payments
Imagine you're walking by your local cafe, and you get a notification on your phone that you'll get a free bagel if you buy a cup of coffee. You walk inside, and make the purchase with your credit car...
12:17 am GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch How To Win At SXSW: Give Away Experiences, Not Grub and Booze
The fundamental mistake companies make when marketing at SXSW is giving away things I can easily buy on my own. Open bars and taco giveaways only attract freeloaders. If brands want influencers to tak...
12:02 am GMT - Sat, March 10, 2012
Techcrunch StartupBus To SXSW Day Three: Las Cruces To San Antonio [TCTV]
StartupBus, the hackathon-on-wheels in which busloads of entrepreneurs make the journey down to the South By Southwest conference with the goal of teaming up to create viable web apps by the time they...
11:43 pm GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Resumes Are Bullshit. HireArt Is Better.
HireArt, a newly launched Y Combinator-backed company, is working to solve a major problem that all employers face today: resumes are bullshit. Job candidates often like to fluff up their experience, ...
11:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Demos Super-Fast Touchscreen, But Will It Ever Make It To Market?
As solid as modern touchscreens are, theres very often an subtly apparent sense of disconnect when you try to use one. According to Paul Dietz of Microsofts Applied Sciences Group, it all comes down t...
11:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Envisions A Future With Super-Fast Touchscreens
As solid as modern touchscreens are, theres very often an subtly apparent sense of disconnect when you try to use one. According to Paul Dietz of Microsofts Applied Sciences Group, it all comes down t...
10:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Fred Wilson, Ron Conway, Dennis Crowley, Keith Rabois and Roelof Botha Are All Ready to Disrupt
Who's coming to Disrupt NYC this year, you may ask? Well, we aren't going to reveal all of the fun surprises we have in store quite yet, but we are excited to announce a couple key speakers who will b...
10:05 pm GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Cribs Visits Llustre A Better Gilt For Home Decor?
I must admit I didn't immediately get Llustre. It looked like another ecommerce play, super-focused on curation and editorial - where was the potential for scale? I looked again. They'd raised 750,000...
09:58 pm GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Why Googles Plan To Make Maps Pay For Itself Could Backfire
Google was once satisfied to have its satellite products, like Maps, drive goodwill among startups and create new exposure to their users. But now we've heard Google's new plan is to make these produc...
09:45 pm GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch After Legal Scare, PinClout Becomes PinReach
PinClout, the analytics service for Pinterest whose name prompted a cease-and-desist letter from Klout, has renamed itself as PinReach.Shortly after the service launched about two weeks ago, it receiv...
09:41 pm GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Sincerely Rolls Out Postagram In Europe In Time For Spring Break
The craze of printing Instagram and Facebook photos is slowly but surely hitting Europe. Roughly a month ago, Nantes-based DarQRoombecame one of the first European companies to offer high-quality Inst...
09:02 pm GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch DreamIt Targets eCommerce: Announces Advisory Board With Execs From Amazon, Walmart, QVC & More
DreamIt Ventures is after more eCommerce-focused startups, the company is announcing today, and is preparing to support them with the launch of a new advisory board featuring top execs from across the...
08:45 pm GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Early Adopter Recruiting Startup BetaBait Helps Users Show Their Love For Apps
BetaBait, the startup that helps new apps and services find beta testers, is introducing new features today that should give those testers more control of the experience and give BetaBait more opport...
08:33 pm GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Crowdsourced Streaming Music Service Jelli Arrives On Android, Adds SXSW Radio
Jelli, the user-controlled music streaming service, is releasing a specially curated SXSW-themed station today, which will feature the indie bands playing at the festival. The playlist for the station...
08:13 pm GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Virtualization Startup Virtustream Raises $15M From Intel Capital And Others
Virtualization startup Virtustream has raised $15 million in funding from Intel Capital, Columbia Capital, Noro-Moseley Partners, TDF and QuestMark Capital. This brings Virtustream's total funding rai...
07:27 pm GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch To BBQ And Beyond: Mobile Car Service Uber Moves To New Ground At SXSW
Uber, the SMS/iPhone/Android friendly private car service, has been on a (ahem) roll, with the service expanding out to new cities and picking up ever more passengers. But this week at SXSW it is tryi...
07:20 pm GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Before SXSW Sunk Its Valuation, Loopt Location App Sells To Green Dot For $43.4 Million Cash
With a new class of passive location apps on the rise, failed geo-mobile apps of the past need to cut their losses, so Loopt today announced plans to sell to banking and payment solutions company Gree...
07:13 pm GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Giveth And Taketh Away Ice Cream Sandwich For The Galaxy S II
Oh, how Galaxy S II owners' hearts must have swelled last night! Samsungs Filipino arm let slip on their news portal late yesterday that the long-awaited Ice Cream Sandwich update would be made availa...
06:28 pm GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Google Now Playing At Apples Game For In-App Payments? No, Just Business As Usual, Says Google
Android has become the world's best-selling smartphone OS, but with the platform made free to OEMs, it's perhaps natural for observers to jump on every story that looks like it points to Google sudden...
02:55 pm GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch The New VEVO: Music Video Giant Adds Personalization, Facebook Playlists & Continuous Play
VEVO launched officially to the world in December 2009, and in the same month became the most visited music site in the U.S. That was just over two years ago, and today VEVO has grown to be the second...
10:00 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Qwilt Debuts Network Video Delivery Platform
Qwilt, the provider of network video-infrastructure technology, is debuting its video delivery solution, which aims to give carriers control over Internet-video traffic in their networks.For backgroun...
08:46 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch HP To Launch New Online Retail Experience At The End Of March, Code-Named Atlas
HP.com is a mess. It has been for years. But I just received word via an internal HP memo that the company plans on launching new U.S. Home & Home Office consumer store at the end of March. As the...
08:23 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch P2P Dropbox Competitor Space Monkey Wins Launch, Has Already Raised $750K
Storage startup Space Monkey just took the prize for best new startup at this week's Launch conference in San Francisco. It's no surprise, since this is one of the companies that everyone I've spoken ...
07:40 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Politix Wants To Be The Center of Your Political Identity
Online forum Topix has become increasingly focused on politics for the last couple of years, and today at the Launch conference, the site took the next step in that direction. Accompanied by a patriot...
06:42 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Virtual Currency Is The Next Big Platform
My youth was spent jumping turtles, killing 16-bit Nazis, connecting kickflips with manuals and nube tubing. Haaaaadouken! Like most boys and young men during the '80s and early '90s, I loved video ga...
06:35 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch One Public Undercuts Facebook Marketing Industry With Free All-In-One Platform PageCentrex
It used to cost a lot of money to license a solid Facebook marketing platform, but One Public thinks even small businesses should be able to afford these tools. So today with TechCrunch it launches Pa...
06:22 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Tribesports, The Social Network For Sports Nuts, Grabs $2.8M To Span The Globe
Tribesports, a young, London-based startup, is attacking perhaps the most rabid of all those interest-based subgroups: Sports enthusiasts. The startup launched last year with the goal of motivating sp...
05:58 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch The One Company Marc Andreessen Wishes He Invested In: Square
Bloomberg Television's Emily Chang sat down with investor Marc Andreessen today on Bloomberg West. When Chang asked Andreessen on whether he has any regrets about any of Andreessen Horowitz's investme...
05:19 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal Set To Unveil Payments Platform For Small Businesses
In addition to partnering with large retailers, it looks like PayPal is going to be launching a set of payments offering for small businesses as well. We just received an invitation for an event PayPa...
05:06 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch No Filter Required: Instagram Reportedly Raising $40M At $500M Valuation
Instagram, the photo touch-up and sharing app, doesn't make a penny in revenue from consumers, but it's picking up users faster than you can click on a point-and-shoot camera, and the app is, well, ju...
04:37 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Reddits New CEO: Facebook Alum Quora Star Yishan Sparklepants Wong
The front page of the Internet, also known as the social news community Reddit had seen its fair share of ups and downs over the years, but in September of last year, many in its community saw a silve...
03:55 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Yesterdays iPad Event Was Only Half The Story
Because of the way Apple structures their major announcements iPad in the first quarter, WWDC and iPhone in the summer though perhaps with the iPhone, now it's fall the iPad event is a little weird,...
03:40 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch The Heat Is On: Eye-Tracking Startup GazeHawk Founders Join Facebook; ProductTech Looks For A Home
Yet another talent acquisition by Facebook: the social network is taking on the team behind GazeHawk, a two-year-old Y Combinator startup that uses a computer's webcam to track eye movements and then ...
03:31 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Tracky Raises $1M For Its Open Cloud Productivity & Collaboration Platform
Las Vegas-based startup Tracky has spent the last year, heads-down, building a social collaboration platform that aims to bridge the gap between your personal and professional networks. Today, the sta...
03:02 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch With Over 1.5M Users, SavingStar Grabs $9M To Become The Groupon Of Groceries
Digital couponing startup SavingStar has been on a roll. The company launched officially in April of last year, backed by a $7 million series B round from its existing investors, before adding Buddy M...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Community Organizing Platform NationBuilder Raises $6.3M From Andreessen Horowitz; Causes Founder Joins As President
NationBuilder, a SaaS platform that allows political candidates and organizations to build a sleek website in minutes that supports fundraising efforts, a blog, volunteer outreach, payment processing,...
02:45 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Vidquik: Why Real-Time Online Video Is Now Ready For Prime-Time [TCTV]
Ten years ago, I worked with TechCrunch co-founder Keith Teare on a real-time video conferencing startup called Santa Cruz Networks. Like all the other real-time video startups back then, Santa Cruz N...
02:28 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch ThredUP Shuts Down Kids Clothes Swapping Service In Favor Of Online Consignment
The online kids clothing exchangethredUPis shutting down its clothes swapping service. But wait! Don't panic, moms! (And dads, too, if you're all 50/50 about the child-rearing duties. Haven't met one ...
01:53 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch StartupBus to SXSW Day Two: Las Cruces to San Antonio [TCTV]
The journey to SXSW continues. Yesterday, we watched as a busload of entrepreneurs began a multi-city roadtrip to the South by Southwest Interactive conference where they will debut the startups they ...
01:53 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch StartupBus to SXSW Day Two: Indio to Las Cruces [TCTV]
The journey to SXSW continues. Yesterday, we watched as a busload of entrepreneurs began a multi-city roadtrip to the South by Southwest Interactive conference where they will debut the startups they ...
01:43 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Sonalight Lets Android Users Text While Driving Without Touching A Phone
Android users finally have a way to show up their iPhone-toting, Siri-using counterparts. With Sonalight Text by Voice, a new Y Combinator-backed startup, you can perform entirely hands-free texting. ...
01:34 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Now Generates More Referral Traffic Than Twitter: Study
This is big. A new study by online sharing tool Shareaholic has found that Pinterest now drives more referral traffic than Twitter. Again, when it comes to referral traffic, Pinterest > Twitter. T...
01:33 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Path Launches 2.1 Update: Music Match, Nike+ Support, And An API You Cant Use Yet
Eager to put their privacy issues behind them, Path CEO Dave Morin has just pulled back the curtains on their new Path 2.1 update at an event in San Francisco, and its already shaping up to be a doozy...
01:32 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Docstoc Launches License123 To Help SMBs Avoid Fines With Online Resource For Licenses & Permits
Since its launch in 2007, DocStoc has been primarily known for being the place to go to find and share professional documents. Yet, earlier this month, Docstoc went beyond just providing bundles of pr...
01:07 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Reverse Craigslist Zaarly Celebrates Its Birthday With A New Reputation System
Call it a victory of emotion over technology.Today Zaarly is launching version 2.0 of its "reverse Craigslist," where people can ask for everything from a beer to help with data entry. The biggest cha...
01:01 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch These Are The New iPad LTE Data Plans
Many of us have been confused over the past 24 hours about what exactly is happening with the new iPad data plans. First AT&T said it would offer 2GB for $30 instead of 3GB, and one of Verizon's p...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV: In the Studio, Linden Tibbets Says ifttt Helps Control the Information Around You
This week's In the Studio installment welcomes a guest who has spent time as a video game development tester, a communications engineer at one of the world's foremost design firms, and a builder who h...
12:20 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch After 2+ Years Of Serving Apps, Windows Mobile Marketplace Will Die On May 9
What a long, strange trip it's been. As Microsoft throws their considerable weight behind the Windows Phone platform, they're running out of love for their still-kicking Windows Mobile OS, and today t...
12:14 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch Foundry Group Leads New Round In Oblong Industries To Push Computing Into The Minority Report Age
Oblong Industries just announced a Series B funding round led by The Foundry Group. Together with Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners and Energy Technology Ventures (a GE-NRG Energy-ConocoP...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, March 9, 2012
Techcrunch TweetAngel Is Twitter CRM Insurance For Small Businesses
I often wonder what it's like to be a customer service representative on Twitter. Lots of companies have them, especially the ones we cover here on TechCrunch which happen to be a bit more tech-savvy ...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Newvem Wants To Help AWS Customers Spend Less Money On The Cloud
Stealthy startup Newvem is debuting today with new SaaS based service for Amazon/AWS customers that aims to help businesses spend less money and gain more value from Amazons cloud infrastructure. Basi...
11:21 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Public Media Gets Its Own Accelerator, Led By Corey Ford From Eric Schmidts Innovation Endeavors
Public broadcasters are the latest group to get in on funding promising tech startups in their earliest stages: today sees the launch of the Public Media Accelerator, an incubator that's looking for s...
11:19 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch C Spire Wireless Joins The LTE Club With Plans To Cover Mississippi
It seems like everyone and their mother are looking to roll out their own LTE networks these days: Verizon and AT&T continue to build theirs out, Sprint is busy laying the groundwork (possibly wit...
11:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch eBays StubHub Acquires Peekspy To Add 3D Map Views For Venues
After buying Zvents, StubHub has acquired Peekspy, a technology company that produces 3D technology that allow users to drill down to the seat level when choosing their seat for an event. Financial te...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Chat Startup Yobongo Gets Acq-Hired By Mixbook
Yobongo, the startup that creates mobile chat rooms for talking to anyone and everyone nearby, has been acquired by Mixbook.The entire Yobongo team, including co-founders Caleb Elston and David Kasper...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: The iPad Tax
The Gillmor Gang Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor turned what @dannysullivan called a minor upgrade into a major landmark event. Not that Danny agreed with him, but @sc...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Plucks At Twitter With Launch Of News Feed Interest Lists
Appealing to power users and Twitter loyalists, Facebook today lets users start creating and subscribing to "Interest Lists". You can view updates from these collections of Pages and public figures in...
10:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Songkick Secures Sequoias First Ever UK Investment With A $10M B Round
Songkick - which allows users to follow music artists, their live music events and book tickets - has raised a $10 million B round of financing from Sequoia Capital. This is Sequoias first ever invest...
10:24 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch NewsiT Raises $500K To Gamify Crowd Journalism
Crowdsourced news platform NewsiT.net just announced that it has raised $500,000 in seed funding. And, timed to match the beginning of South by Southwest, it's also launching its iPhone app.The compan...
10:13 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Collusion! Apple, Publisher Partners Accused Of Raising E-Book Prices
Apple was surely riding high after the announcement of their new iPad yesterday, but that doesn't mean that everything is OK in CA if a Wall Street Journal report holds true. According to people famil...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Stamped Updated For SXSW: Better Maps, Search & Austin-Area Recommendations
Stamped, the NYC-based startup founded by ex-Googlers, is rolling out an update to its social recommendations app today with a focus on improving local discovery. Specifically, Stamped has overhauled ...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Social Passport Marries NFC With Social Media For A New Spin On Mobile Deals
When it comes to daily deals and loyalty programs, local merchants are constantly bombarded with new options. Groupon has leapt ahead in daily deals, and there quite a few players in the loyalty progr...
09:08 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Rovio Goes Gravity-Free With Angry Birds Space (Video)
Curious how Rovio planned on dealing with physics in the forthcoming Angry Birds Space? I have been, too. If we presume that Rovio is playing by the physical laws of space, a lack of gravity fundament...
09:01 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Eric Schmidt-Backed Slice Brings Receipt Aggregator And Tracking Service To Android Devices
Eric Schmidt-backed receipt tracking service Slice is bringing its handy, organizational platform to Android devices.Slice offers Yahoo Mail, Gmail and iPhone apps that help you organize your online s...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Location App Highlight Gets Clever Update That Features Highlights
There are a few use cases for using hot background location app Highlight, cofounder Paul Davison explains to me. You just met someone and you want them to find out more about you. You want to note th...
08:40 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch HomeSnap Is Not A Boring Real Estate App
Sawbuck Reality, an online real estate broker, has just launched a new app called HomeSnap which lets you discover information about any home nationwide just by taking a photo of it. Using a combinati...
08:33 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch New iPad May Sport 1GB Of RAM, But Apple Will Never Say So
If you were hoping that the blitz of iPad news would end with the devices long-awaited announcement yesterday, well, sorry. Even with Cupertinos latest tablet waiting in the wings for a March 16 relea...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Now With 1.5M Lessons, ShowMe Launches v2.0 To Bring Khan Academy To The Masses
Over the last year or so, we've seen an auspicious rise in the number of startups looking to tackle those seemingly intractable problems in both K-12 and higher education. One of these startups, the N...
08:19 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Trippy Launches New Visual Browsing Experience; Adds Kevin Rose, Celebs As Advisors
For those unfamiliar, Trippy is a social travel web and mobile app that operates on the assumption that travel recommendations are best served on a silver, friendsourced platter. That is to say, Tripp...
08:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Kismet Combines Check-Ins, Background Location And More A SXSW Dark Horse?
Out of the slew of new location apps vying for users at SXSW this weekend, Highlight and Glancee are looking like the standouts.They both have subtle ways of connecting you to friends and new people v...
08:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Nokias 20-F: A Stark Picture Of Declines In Almost Every Key Area
Last week at Mobile World Congress, Nokia unveiled wave of new handsets from its fightback strategy that cuts through both the lower end of the market as well as the high. Some of it -- like the new 4...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Kayak Expands Direct Booking Into Flights; Adds Jetsetter And Travel + Leisure Hotel Reviews
After debuting direct booking for hotel reservations, travel search engine Kayak is expanding this option to airline flights. This feature is initially only available for Air Canada but Kayak will be ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Petridish Aims To Crowdfund Science And Research Projects
Funding for science and research is hard to come by, yet these discoveries made through research projects and lab experiments can revolutionize industries and make the world a better place. Enter Pet...
07:53 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Network Millennial Media Will List On The New York Stock Exchange
Mobile ad network Millennial Media will be listing its offering on the New York Stock Exchange, according to a new S-1 filing. The network, which filed its original S-1 in early January, aims to raise...
07:52 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Ask.com Does Q&A Again, This Time With Mobile, Social Polls
Ask.com, which refocused its efforts on Q&A back in 2010, is rolling out another mobile application in the Q&A genre today. And no, it's not that Ask.com Q&A app. It's another one. The new...
07:23 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Extends Shipping Date To March 19 For AT&Ts 4G LTE iPad
Despite the fact that Apple's store was an absolute mess yesterday when it relaunched with the new iPad, it would seem people are still finding a way to get their pre-order on. So much so, in fact, th...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Planvine Reserves You Those Tickets You Wanted Invites For TC Readers
In recent times we've seen the rise of many businesses predicated on the idea that a user subscribes to an ecommerce service instead of buying a la carte. Thus, BirchBox delivers beauty product sample...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Juniper: NFC Payments To Reach $74 Billion Worldwide By 2015
As we heard last week, Isis, the carrier-led joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, is picking up steam in the NFC world to make these payments a reality. And we know Google has made a ...
05:57 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Triptrotting Raises $1M To Combat Clueless Tourism
Triptrotting, a startup that connects travelers with hosts, has raised $1 million in a Series A round of funding.The company's website promises that users will be "not just another clueless tourist." ...
05:53 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Pile Em High: New Apple TV Discounted Abroad While It Keeps A $99 Pricetag In The US?
Apple is selling its new Apple TV box for $99 in the U.S., the same price as its predecessor, but in other countries it looks like Apple is taking the opportunity to bring in new users with a discount...
05:53 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Pile Em High: New Apple TV Discounted Abroad While Keeping $99 Pricetag In The US?
Apple is selling its new Apple TV box for $99 in the U.S., the same price as its predecessor, but in other countries it looks like Apple is taking the opportunity to bring in new users with a discount...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch After Acquiring Topguest, Travel Rewards Redemption Company Switchfly Raises $15M
Travel rewards redemption company Switchfly (formerly ezRez) has raised $15 million in Series C financing led by StarVest Partners with Azure Capital Partners and Canaan Partners participating. This b...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Clover Raises $5.8M From Andreessen Horowitz; Launches As A One-Click Mobile Payments Platform
A new mobile payments startup is entering the market. Clover is exiting from stealth today as a fast, simple mobile payments technology that aims to allow consumers can checkout from a mobile site or ...
03:50 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Post PC Indeed: Gartner Says 2012 PC Shipments Will Only Grow 4.4% To 368M Units
At yesterday's Apple event, CEO Tim Cook ran through some big numbers that underscored just how strongly the iPad is pacing against PCs when it comes to consumer interest. Today, Gartner released some...
03:46 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch SeedTable Is A Stunning New Way To Interrogate CrunchBase And Find Investors
I have a love/hate relationship with CrunchBase. On the one hand it has great information about startup tech companies. On the other hand, it relies on a wiki-like structure which means it is sometime...
01:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Social Marketers Buddy Media Hires Salesforce Exec Susan St. Ledger As New President
Another big move for Buddy Media as it continues to build out its social media marketing business: the company has hired sales supremo Susan St. Ledger as its new president.She joins Buddy Media from ...
01:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Social Marketer Buddy Media Hires Salesforce Exec Susan St. Ledger As New President
Another big move for Buddy Media as it continues to build out its social media marketing business: the company has hired sales supremo Susan St. Ledger as its new president.She joins Buddy Media from ...
12:09 pm GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Founders Fund Holds (Free) Conference For People Who Want To Invent The Future
What do you do if you've got $625million lying around and the ambitious goal of propelling the world faster towards the future? Founders Fund, which has invested in world-tilting companies like Facebo...
09:54 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Major Changes In Facebooks Amended S-1: Mobile Ads, Zynga, Yahoo Patents, Credit
Facebook today filed an amended S-1 to IPO that describes new risks based on its launch of ads for mobile, Zynga's standalone gaming platform, and a patent dispute with Yahoo. It also explained how it...
08:05 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch iPad
It's sort of funny that the only major thing those in the rumor business got wrong was the name of the new iPad. It's not the previously presumed "iPad 3", nor is it the "iPad HD". It's just the iPad....
06:40 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch How To Find And Engage A-Listers Before SXSW
Lets face it, many of the big players in the tech scene are headed to SXSW this year. The question is, how do you connect with them? You want to leave SXSW feeling like you've accomplished something a...
06:10 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Becomes Location Backbone That Lets Apps Import Checkins From Each Other
Facebook has confirmed with me that its new location APIs let any third-party app import and display the checkins as well as location-tagged posts published to Facebook by other apps. This turns Faceb...
05:25 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch iPad Innovation: Diminishing Returns, Or Exceeding Expectations?
Are you having fun yet? We're in the process of winding down from another Apple Event Day, which means recovering from a day full of iFanpeoples eagerly clicking on every iPad-related article on the W...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch With Channel Daily Uniques Up 60%, YouTube Brings New Layout To All Channels
Remember that big redesign YouTube launched in December? Granted, you've probably seen it several times today already, but in case not, YouTube redesigned its homepage so that its overall look would r...
04:46 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV Live: The Wrap-Up on Apple and the New New iPad
At 4pm PT, TechCrunch's Devin Coldewey and I will be going live on TechCrunch TV to talk about all the news that came our of Apple's event in San Francisco today: The new iPad; upgrades to iCloud, App...
03:58 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 03.07.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Danny Sullivan, John Taschek, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 3pm PT....
03:02 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Chartbeats New Features: Up With Engagement, Down With Linkbait
ChartBeat is going to be launching a new version of its real-time analytics service in a few weeks, and I got a sneak peek earlier today. The big theme: looking beyond pageviews.You can see a screensh...
02:47 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Google Voice Founder Sets His Sights On VoIP Once Again
Is Google Voice (previously GrandCentral) cofounder Craig Walker getting back into the VoIP game? According to a recent Tweet he sent out, it looks like Walker and his team at incubator Firespotter La...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Heyzap Launches An API, Uses It To Build A Mobile Gaming Map
Heyzap, a startup that allows users to check in as they play their favorite mobile games, is now releasing its data through an API.The API focuses on two types of information games and players. Throu...
01:51 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch The Apple Store Is Back Up
So I've been pressing refresh on the Apple Store every second for the past hour. It's really fun, by the way. I've seen it cough up the "We'll be back soon" page, a 404 error page, and even a really c...
01:46 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch iOS 5 Update: Siri Speaks Japanese; Voice Dictation Comes To New iPad
Today, Apple unleashed the "new new iPad," or iPad 3, or 2S, or whatever you want to call it. It'll cost you $499, has a new retina display, with an A5X processor complete with quad-core graphics. The...
01:46 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch iOS 5.1 Update: Siri Speaks Japanese; Voice Dictation Comes To New iPad
Today, Apple unleashed the "new new iPad," or iPad 3, or 2S, or whatever you want to call it. It'll cost you $499, has a new retina display, with an A5X processor complete with quad-core graphics. The...
01:45 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch This Reblog Of This iPad Article Will Also Generate Thousands Of Dollars In Ad Revenue
Sometimes I wish I wrote for The Onion and not TechCrunch so I could write funny shit like this all day instead of repeatedly getting attacked publicly for expressing myself or not being smart enough ...
01:16 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Hands On With The New iPad
I've just gotten out of a quick hands-on session with the new iPad (and yes, it's just called the iPad), and have come away with exactly the feeling I expected to have: that I need to buy one.The firs...
12:47 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Yes, Apple Is Actually Just Calling It iPad
Wondering what to call the newly announced iPad hardware, demonstrated at this morning at the Apple event in San Francisco? Well, it's not going to be the "iPad 3," the "iPad HD," or even the "iPad 2S...
12:43 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch StartupBus Hackathon-On-Wheels Hits the Road to SXSW [TCTV]
StartupBus, a multi-city Wi-Fi-enabled roadtrip to the South by Southwest Interactive conference with the goal of developing and launching a startup by the time the travelers arrive in Austin, fired u...
12:38 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook SoLoMo-fies The Platform, Lets Apps Tag Friends and Places
Get ready for another wave of social location-based mobile apps. Facebook has just opened new APIs that allow apps on its platform to tag posts with friends and Places, read the location of your old p...
12:36 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Out Amazon, The iPad 2 Is Now Just $399
There was a debate over the last few months regarding the iPad 2. Some said the iPad 3, now known as the new iPad, would replace the iPad 2. Others, including myself, speculated that the similar form ...
12:25 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Friendsheet: The Zuck-Approved Pinterest-Style Facebook Photo Browser
A weekend hack called Friendsheet went from 60k uniques a month to 150K in 24 hours when Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg Liked it yesterday. Friendsheet employs Facebook Connect to turn the photos from...
12:22 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Drops New Version Of iWork For iOS
At Apple's iPad 3, cough, iPad, announcement today in San Francisco, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed, among other things, that it sold more iPads in Q4 2011 than any individual PC manufacturer sold of the...
12:07 am GMT - Thu, March 8, 2012
Techcrunch iPhoto Finally Makes Its Debut On The iPad And iPhone
Apple has managed to translate their popular GarageBand and iMovie apps into impressive iPad experiences, and now it's iPhoto's turn to get the iOS treatment....
11:49 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Reveals LTE iPads For Verizon, AT&T, Rogers, Telus, And Bell
The new iPad (dubbed, simply enough, iPad) packs a slew of new hardware -- the A5X system-on-a-chip, a 5-megapixel iSight camera, and perhaps most importantly for wireless connectivity fiends, an LTE ...
11:28 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Sold More iPads In Q4 Than Any Single Manufacturer Sold PC Devices
At today's iPad 3 announcement, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled a staggering data point, revealing that Apple sold more iPads in Q4 2011 than any individual PC manufacturer sold of their PC devices in th...
11:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Announces A $499 Retina-Equipped iPad (Its Just Called iPad)
Today, in downtown San Francisco, Apple's CEO Tim Cook unveiled the iPad 3. "We are redefining the category that Apple created with the original iPad," he said. The device looks very similar to the iP...
11:23 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Apples iCloud Now Supports Movies
At this morning's Apple's event in San Francisco, the company announced an update to its iCloud service, which will now supports - at last - movies! The movies you purchase on iTunes will be stored in...
11:21 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Tim Cook Talks iOS Device Stats: 315 Million Sold, 62 Million In Q4 2011 Alone
While we wait for the new iPad to officially take the stage in San Francisco, Apple CEO Tim Cook has just taken the opportunity to rattle off some impressive numbers for the company's iOS devices. The...
11:21 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Announces An Updated Apple TV Complete With A Swanky 1080p UI
Meet the new Apple TV. It's a lot like the Apple TVs of old in that it does not feature a traditional iOS interface centering around apps: it's still all about content consumption.The big update comes...
10:49 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch LIVE From The Apple iPad Event In San Francisco
We're coming to you live from San Francisco's Yuerba Buena Center from the Apple iPad HD (?) event. We'll be liveblogging with MG and Devin and you can listen to our live commentary with Jordan and Jo...
10:49 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch With Catalogs, Apple Could Be Making Big Moves In M-Commerce
Yesterday word began to emerge that Apple had created a new section in the app store: Catalogs, where it has slowly started to funnel apps that would have previously been in other categories like Life...
10:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV Live: Get Your Apple Fix With Our iPad Event Commentary
To be clear, there is no live stream of Apple's upcoming iPad event so we're giving you the next best thing. If you don't want to keep your eye on our liveblog from the show floor, you can watch or li...
10:43 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch D.C.s Newest Tech Accelerator The Fort Debuts Inaugural Batch
Hot, new Washington D.C. tech accelerator known as The Fort is debuting its inaugural class of startups today. The organization grew out the efforts from early stage VC firm Fortify Ventures LLC, also...
09:57 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch You and This YouTube Video Can Stop A Warlord: KONY 2012
Joseph Kony is one of world's worst war criminals. By using the Internet to make him famous, he can be brought to justice. The Invisible Children project's goal is to reach 20 culture makers including...
09:47 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint Could Kill Their Partnership With LightSquared Next Week
Aspiring wireless carrier LightSquared has seen better days theyve had their FCC approval for a network rollout revoked, slashed their work force by 45%, and lost their CEO in just over a months time...
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Whats Next For Google Play? Audiobooks And Magazines
Yesterday, Google announced the launch of Google Play, a rebranded Android Market which consolidates all of Google's media offerings, including apps, music, movies and e-books, into one portal. But it...
08:53 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Moolah Media Announces Mobile Display Network To Take On Blind Competitors
Moolah Media may be focused on performance-based mobile ads, but it isn't ignoring the display advertising side of things today it's announcing a display network of its own.CEO Shawn Scheuer says a d...
08:32 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Hearst Hits 100k Comso App Subscribers En Route To 1 Million Paying Digital Readers
Another milestone for old-school print magazines moving into a digital future: Cosmopolitan says that it now has 100,000 people paying to read the digital edition of its monthly fashion/beauty/lifesty...
08:32 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Hearst Hits 100k Cosmo App Subscribers En Route To 1 Million Paying Digital Readers
Another milestone for old-school print magazines moving into a digital future: Cosmopolitan says that it now has 100,000 people paying to read the digital edition of its monthly fashion/beauty/lifesty...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch GroupMe, Gilt Group, Jon Bon Jovi Launch SummerQAmp To Create More Quality Assurance Jobs
Unemployment continues to be an issue here in the States, but the tech industry could prove a very valuable resource when it comes to building out the American work force. That said, I sat down with G...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch GroupMe, Gilt Groupe, Jon Bon Jovi Launch SummerQAmp To Create More Quality Assurance Jobs
Unemployment continues to be an issue here in the States, but the tech industry could prove a very valuable resource when it comes to building out the American work force. That said, I sat down with G...
08:12 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch The Apple Store, She Is Down
Just as surely as the swallows winging their way back to Capistrano or my mouth herpes flaring up again, as expected, the Apple Store is down.Remember that we will have a full liveblog plus a full, li...
07:48 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch A Very Special Episode: TV Takes On Patent Trolls
While I find most reality TV abhorrent, last week's Shark Tank brought a very interesting concept to the usual babble that is the modern "boss" show. In this episode, Scott Jordan, creator of ScottEVe...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Telefonica Opens Wayra Incubator In London, Plans More In Europe
Telecoms giant Telefonica has unveiled the latest addition to a network of nine startup incubators it's been busily building in Latin America and Spain. The latest "Wayra Academy" was announced today ...
06:34 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch The Kinect-A-Sketch: A Homebrew Robotic Sketcher
This video from Waterloo Labs shows a bunch of young, excited interns building what amounts to a computer-controlled Etch-A-Sketch. The project uses an Xbox Kinect sensor to find the nearest point in ...
06:12 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Nuance Buys Transcription And Speech Editing Company Transcend For $300M In Cash
Nuance has just announced that it is acquiring Transcend, a company that provides medical transcription and speech editing services, for approximately $300 million in cash, or $29.50 per Transcend sha...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Social Enterprise Company Jive Debuts New Customer Service Software
Enterprise software company Jive is launching a Social Customer Service software, which aims to help enterprises manage all things customer service while also tapping into social channels like Faceboo...
04:17 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Ahead Of Todays Apple News, Samsung Files Yet Another Suit In Korea Over iPad 2, iPhone 4S
Just hours before Apple is due to unveil what many think will be a new version of its best-selling iPad tablet, Samsung has tried to steal a little thunder by filing a lawsuit against the Cupertino co...
03:49 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch PlayMob Raises Funding To Incentivise Social Games To Carry Charitable Virtual Goods
PlayMob, who's product GiverBoard lets charities fundraise via a clever in-game micro-payment mechanic, has secured 500,000 ($787,000) funding from NESTA and Midven alongside angel investors. The team...
01:39 pm GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Im Already Sick Of SXSW
We're republishing this timeless classic, because it still stands pretty much as is exactly as is year later. Believe it or not, I had this very same conversation about Groupme versus Beluga as a pref...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Social Marketing Startup BlogFrog Raises $3.2M
BlogFrog, a self-described "social activation platform," has raised $1.2 million in a Series A round of funding.The company was first known as a community for "mommy bloggers", allowing them to add so...
09:50 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch The iPad HD Sucks*
*I haven't actually seen it yet. I'm not actually sure what features it will have. I'm quite sure I'm a jackass. But hey FIRST!!!!There was a time not too long ago when the day before an Apple event ...
08:10 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Eric Schmidts Innovation Endeavors To Sponsor Hackathon In Downtown Palo Alto
In an effort to help support startups and technology house in Palo Alto, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt's venture fund Innovation Endeavors is sponsoring its first hackathon in the city on March 31. The...
07:39 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Already Made Friend Finder Changes Demanded By German Court
A German court ruling against Facebook this morning is likely moot because the social network has already made changes to address the court's mandates.See, back in 2010 a German consumer organization ...
07:28 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch An Alliance With Cable Is Exactly What Netflix Needs To Survive
For television consumers, Netflix has long been looked upon as a potential savior from the bonds of cable TV. But now they seem to be joining the enemy. If a Reuters exclusive is believed, there have ...
06:50 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Adds Catalogs Category In App Store In Advance Of iPad Event
Apple appears to have just added a new top-level category in the App Store: catalogs. With taxonomic equivalence to "News" and "Games," it's a fairly major addition and could signal a new direction in...
06:50 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Tune In Tomorrow Morning For Our iPad Event Liveblog
As 100% of our readers know, there is a major Apple event tomorrow morning here in San Francisco. We presume it will be the debut of a brand new high-res iPad (3, HD, 2X, or other), but signs have poi...
06:33 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Ssh For iPhone Gives You Cool Socializing Ideas On The Go
Eclectic local recommendation serviceSshis launching on the iPhone, giving people a way to find cool things to do in San Francisco even when they're away from a computer.Ssh founder Rishi Mandall hold...
06:16 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Trend-Based Ad Targeter Taykey Goes Cross-Platform, Adds Kevin Rose As Adviser
Sequoia-backed social ad startup Taykey is ready to look beyond Facebook.Taykey says it looks at 40,000 data sources and automatically generates campaign keywords to help advertisers to reach the audi...
06:05 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Polyvore Hits 15M Monthly Uniques By Embracing the Pinterest Effect
It would make sense for Polyvore to feel competitive with Pinterest. But in fact, Polyvore co-founders Jess Lee and Pasha Sadri told me today in an interview, Polyvore has added two million new monthl...
05:58 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch All The Location Apps You Have To Use At The SXSW Royal Rumble
It's turning into a battle of apps at SXSW - the sheer number of location-based networking apps hoping to emerge from the conference as this year's breakout hit is nearly overwhelming. What's worse, t...
05:55 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch With $2M In Tow, Branch Teams Up With Twitter Co-Founders Obvious For New Brand Of Discourse
Last June, Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone announced that he was stepping back from Twitter to again team up with co-founder Evan Williams and early employee Jason Goldman to re-start The Obvious Corpora...
05:51 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch All The Location Apps You Have To Use At The SXSW Royal Rumble
It's turning into a battle of apps at SXSW - the sheer number of location-based networking apps hoping to emerge from the conference as this year's breakout hit is nearly overwhelming. What's worse, t...
04:40 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Education Elements Raises $6M To Help Schools Accelerate Learning With Technology
There are few people who doubt the ability of technology to help improve education, whether that be at the primary or secondary level. Of course, there are a hundred differing views on the best ways t...
04:24 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Google Play? What The Hell Was Wrong With Android Market?
Google often confuses me. The company, with its thousands of genius employees, often makes the most brain-dead decisions. Just earlier today Google rolled out their latest twist on the Android Market ...
04:10 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Glancee To Release Big SXSW Update With Past Encounters, More Location And More Android
Let's say you want to use your phone to find interesting new people or reconnect with nearby friends -- without revealing your exact location. Glancee is the app for you, particularly if you're an And...
03:23 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch A Pictures Worth 12 Million Downloads: Draw Something Is #1 on iOS and Android
Draw Somethingproves that if you provide an outlet for imagination, the whole world will play. One month after launch, OMGPOP's CEO tells me its Pictionary-style mobile game now has 12 million downloa...
02:50 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch New Skype For Mac Update Finally Includes Full Screen Mode, Automatic Updates
I lean on Skype (and Macs) pretty heavily, so when a fairly substantial update for the VOIP/messaging service goes live, my ears tend to perk up. The new Skype 5.6 update has me especially tickled -- ...
02:41 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Health Startup Help Remedies Takes On Blood Cancer With A Bandage Kit
Debuting last week at the TED Conference was a new product by a pharma startup, which has largely flown under the radar. The company's name may not be familiar, but you may have notices its smartly de...
02:18 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Pandora Misses; Revenue Up 71 Percent To $81.3M But Swings To A Loss
Internet radio giant Pandora Media just reported fourth quarter results. The company posted revenue of $81.3 million, which was up 71 percent year-over-year. Non-GAAP net loss per share was $0.03. Ana...
01:37 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Khan Academy Inspired Flip of Doctor Office Visit
Education and healthcare are typically held up as the industries least affected by the technology revolution, however this has begun to change. From Bill Gates to millions of students and parents, the...
01:37 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Khan Academy Inspires Flip of Doctor-Patient Relationship Model
Education and healthcare are typically held up as the industries least affected by the technology revolution, however this has begun to change. From Bill Gates to millions of students and parents, the...
01:23 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung VP Eric Anderson On The Future Of Smart TVs [TCTV]
Today at Samsung's media event in NYC, I got the chance to chat with VP of Content and Product Solutions Eric Anderson on the future of Smart TVs. The company just recently released a number of new Sm...
01:11 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Amit Shafrir: How Badoo Is Eliminating Loneliness [TCTV]
With over 137 million worldwide registered users, Badoo is one of the hottest social networks on the planet. But, with its reputation as a massive hook-up network, Badoo is also one of the most contro...
12:41 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Roccat Connects Your PC To Your Smartphone For Power-Gaming
One of the more interesting PC accessories of the last few years was the now-infamous Optimus keyboard, which replaced every key with a tiny display that could be customized for games and software. At...
12:23 am GMT - Wed, March 7, 2012
Techcrunch Too Big To Fail: Why Anonymous And Hacktivism Will Go On After Sabu
Earlier today, authorities descended on a hacker called Sabu and five of his cohorts, who are now in custody, with more than a little love lost between him and the bigger Anonymous group with which th...
11:52 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon Releases List Of Devices Getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Despite the fact that they rarely ever get to use the newest version of the OS when it's launched, Android fans are still patiently and enthusiastically waiting for their Ice Cream Sandwich updates. T...
11:29 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch comScore: More Than 100M U.S. Mobile Subscribers Now Use Smartphones; Android And iOS Market Share Up
Online and mobile data research company comScore has just released monthly mobile usage data from its MobiLens service, which reports mobile usage stats for the three month average period ending Janua...
11:09 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Commerce Guys Secures $5m To Make Drupal More Ecommerce Friendly
Commerce Guys, which develops the Drupal Commerce product, has secured $5 million in a Series A round led by Paris-based Alven Capital. Finland-based Open Ocean Capital (which backed MySQL) and Paris-...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Goodbye Android Market, Hello Google Play
Google's Android Market has undergone some tremendous changes over the last year or so. What started as just a standalone app store has quickly grown to encompass e-books, music, videos, and now Googl...
10:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Azullo Secures Second Round Funding For Product To Fix Banner Blindness
Azullo, a UK-based startup who's flagship product, "Respond", offers publishers extra ad revenue and advertisers a customer acquisition model, has secured a second round of financing in the "six figur...
10:41 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Khosla Ventures Leads $2M Round In Mobile E-Signature Service SignNow
SignNow, a startup that develops a e-signing service, has raised $2 million in funding from Khosla Ventures. SignNow previously raised $500,000 in funding. SignNow's goal is to revolutionize consumer ...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch First Major Acquisition Gets Big Fish Games Into Mobile, Social, Location And The Bay Area
Big Fish Games is having some significant firsts this year, a decade after Paul Thelen founded the casual game developer and publisher. One is its largest acquisition to date: Oakland-based Social Con...
09:49 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch INTRO Wants To Be The LinkedIn Of The Ambient Location Apps
Just when you thought this space couldn't get any more saturated, yet another ambient location app throws its hat into the ring as SXSW prepares to kick off. Introducing INTRO. But wait, before you gr...
09:27 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Intros New Smart Touch Remote And Keyboard Alongside ES8000 LED Smart TV
Samsung revealed back at CES that it had some awesome things in store for its Smart TVs. The new models would virtually be able to "see, hear, and do" whatever you asked them to thanks to voice recogn...
09:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch LGs Hefty Optimus Vu Released In Korea, World Tour To Follow?
Remember LGs squarish, Gingerbread-powered Optimus Vu smartphone? The Korean companys new handful debuted at this years Mobile World Congress, and thanks to its ahem unique industrial design, it turne...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Quattro Co-Founder Launches SessionM To Gamify Mobile Apps
Lars Albright, co-founder of Quattro Wireless, announced his new company SessionMnearly a year ago. Now he's ready to talk about what it actually does.Quattro, of course, was acquired by Apple, which ...
07:46 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile App Marketplace Verious Announces New Platform, Partnerships & Developer Network
Mobile component marketplace (and Disrupt finalist) Verious is announcing the launch of its App Services platform and Mobile Developer Network today, as well as a number of new partnerships. With the ...
07:28 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch More Guests At The SocialEnterprise Party: IBM, Escorted By Harmon.ie
IBM may not be the earliest mover among B2B companies offering more social features to its clients, but it is definitely trying to make sure it stays in game: today it announced that it would extend t...
07:15 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Social Networks, How Do They Work? JuggaloBook Brings The Clowns To Town
True social networks bring multiple birds of a feather together across vast expanses of time and space. Look at Facebook - it's mostly for finding bullies you went to grade school with, allowing you t...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Social Collaboration Platform For Classrooms Edmodo Opens To Third-Party Developers With New API
Edmodo, an online social learning and communications network for teachers and students in K-12 schools, is opening up its API to thirdparty web developers to enable the creation of educational applica...
06:54 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Alltel Wireless Taps Nuance To Power Voice2Text Voicemail Transcription Service
Alltel Wireless, a Little Rock, Ark.-based carrier that serves six states, has today announced that it will use Nuance's Dragon Voicemail to Text transcription to power its own Voice2Text service. The...
06:50 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Too Confusing? Scan Yearbooks and Find Classmates With schoolFeeds 10M Users
Reconnecting with high school classmates is such a popular social networking feature thatschoolFeed has managed to carve a registered user base of 10 million out of Facebook in the year since it launc...
06:23 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Interview: Andrew Bird And The Concept Of Cultivated Precariousness
On the surface this may seem like an unlikely interview. I mean, were a tech blog and Andrew Bird is a musician. But beneath the organic and strikingly analog sounds of Mr. Birds beautiful music there...
06:03 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch YouSendIt Debuts Workstream, A File Sharing Platform For The Enterprise
Cloud collaboration company YouSendIt is debuting a new product today called Workstream. Designed specifically for enterprises, Workstream is a file sharing platform for businesses, and offers deeper ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Assurant Direct-Backed Protect Your Bubble Launches In The US, Wants To Insure Your Mobile Gadgets, Pets, And Trips
"Small things in our lives are important to us. Our pets are important. Travel is important. It's the small thing that means everything." That's what Stephen Ebbett, President of Protect Your Bubble, ...
05:53 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch With $1.2M Of Seed Funding, A SoMoLo App For Augmented Reality Fans: Wallit
From Foursquare to Pinwheel and Highlight and many, many more besides, we've seen a lot of apps created for users to share location, information and pictures with friends and like-minded people. So it...
05:31 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Dollar Shave Club Launches Razor Subscription Service, Raises $1M From Kleiner (And Others)
There are few things in my life that seem less exciting than razors, but a new startup called The Dollar Shave Club wants to disrupt the market. And it has convinced some big names in the venture worl...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Jumptap: Android, iOS Now 91% Of All Mobile Ad Traffic, Kindle Fire 33% Of All Tablet Use
The onward march for Android and Apple continues apace, and leaves a big question mark for how other platforms can hope to compete, at least in the U.S. market: New figures out from Jumptap indicate t...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch In Mobile Apps, Free Aint Free, But Cambridge University Has A Plan To Fix It
The issue of information privacy around free services like some mobile apps and social networks has often been met with a rebuttal from the other side of the argument: if the service is free, you the ...
02:26 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Win Free Tickets To The London Web Summit, March 19, London
As you may know, we're co-curating the London Web Summit on March 19, in The Brewery Venue, in London's East End, already the single biggest cluster of tech startups in London. I'll be working with Pa...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Big Cat
Here are some of yesterday’s posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: DARPAs Cheetah Robot Will Stab You With Its Pointy Legs Nokia: Our Windows Phones Need To Get Even Cheaper Nokias PureView Imaging To Ap...
12:40 pm GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Forrester: No Android Tablet Has More Than 5% Share vs iPad. How Does Amazons Kindle Fire Compare?
On the eve of what is very likely to be the launch of a new iPad from Apple comes some new analysis from Forrester Research on the current competitive landscape -- or lack thereof, as the case seems t...
09:59 am GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Payments Company Jumio Raises $25.5M From Andreessen Horowitz; Will Hit $100M In 2012 Revenue
Disruptive mobile and online payments startup Jumio has raised $25.5 million in Series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. The firm's General Partner Scott Weiss has joined Jumios board of directors...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Big Data Collection And Analysis Platform Connotate Acquires Competitor Fetch Technologies
Connotate, which aims to help companies collect data and content from the Web and transform this unstructured data into actionable enterprise intelligence, has acquired fellow competitor Fetch Technol...
07:16 am GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch App Analytics Startup Kontagent Grew 500 Percent Last Year
Kontagent, a startup offering analytics for Facebook, mobile, and Web apps, says that its annual revenue grew 500 percent in 2011, to "just under $10 million."The company's kSuite tools allow develope...
06:35 am GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Conductor Is Still Making Money From SEO Almost $10M, In Fact
Seth Besmertnik, co-founder and CEO of startup Conductor, admits that Web search isn't that "sexy" anymore hell, by slapping a +1 button on everything, Google itself seems more excited about soc...
06:15 am GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch The Barber Of Infinite Loop: How The iPad Could Give Microsoft A Serious Revenue Haircut
After Apple pushed its 25 billionth app this weekend there was nothing especially surprising about the list of all-time paid apps for the iPhone: games and novelty apps dominated it. But the list of a...
05:31 am GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Why Did TestFlight Sell To Burstly? We Couldnt Change The App Ecosystem Alone
TestFlight could have been a safe little business, but co-founder BenSatterfield is a true entrepreneur, and his dreams are not so small.Before today, only the most successful mobile app developers co...
04:51 am GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Heyzaps Amazing 404 Page, Created In A Day
Gaming startup Heyzap has found a way to take some of the pain out of stumbling on a 404 error message on its website.Now, Heyzap's 404 page comes with a little bonus a simple spaceship combat game, ...
03:16 am GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch SmartSync Releases New Version Of The App That Turns You Into A God
SmartSync, which has been doing good business on iPhone app store [itunes link], has released an updated version which a big improvement on the original app, which has become popular because it makes ...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Just In Time For SXSW, Getaround Car Rental Marketplace Launches In Austin
Getaround, a car rental community that only launched in May 2011 and subsequently won TC Disrupt NY, is ready to get you where you need to be in time for SXSW. The app that lets you rent a car by the ...
02:49 am GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch DARPAs Cheetah Robot Will Stab You With Its Pointy Legs
Seriously: this is what is going to do our fighting soon. Imagine stand-off situations with this bastard rolling through the door and then skittering across the marble floor of Oslo City Hall straight...
01:32 am GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia: Our Windows Phones Need To Get Even Cheaper
There's little question that Nokia is taking the low-end of the smartphone market very seriously these days. They just kicked off their race to the bottom with the colorful, budget-conscious Lumia 610...
01:25 am GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch TVGuide.com Acquires Fav.Tv To Expand Mobile App Team
TVGuide.com has acquired social TV startup Fav.Tv in what executive vice president and general manager Christy Tanner says is a straightforward talent acquisition.Plenty of startups are trying to rein...
01:15 am GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Chute Launches A Twilio For Photos
We've heard a lot about photo-sharing apps over the last year or two, and although the launch of a new social photo app may result in eye-rolling by some, images are becoming an ever-more important me...
12:56 am GMT - Tue, March 6, 2012
Techcrunch Spotflux Encrypts All The Web Things Anywhere
I'm on a privacy tear today so I thought I'd mention this start-up. Officially launching on Wednesday, Spotflux is a browser encryption plug-in for Windows and OS X. Simply put, it protects your Inter...
11:58 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger For Windows Desktop Chat Client Launches After Leaking
You might spend more time using Facebook if you didn't have to leave a browser window open, so today Facebook officially launches its Messenger for Windows free downloadable desktop client. But since ...
11:42 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Jeffrey Harris: How To Be a Transformative Entrepreneur [TCTV]
As a forty-year veteran of the venture capitalist industry and the Managing Director of the private equity firm Warburg Pincus, Jeffrey Harris has unusual insight into what makes CEOs like FedEx's Fre...
11:31 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Cleantech-Focused Incubator Greenstart Now Offering Startups An Extra $100K
RememberGreenstart, the San Francisco-based startup accelerator trying to make cleantech sexy? Well, today, it's taking a big leap in that direction. The organization announced it's bumping up the amo...
11:31 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Makes 500k Jobs? Cloud Services Could Help Make 14 Million, With Half In China And India
Much was made of the news last week from Apple that its businesses had effectively created over 500,000 jobs in the U.S. not just directly at its company but at the many that link into the ecosystem i...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Just In Time For SXSW, Social Discovery Service Sonar Arrives On Android
Social discovery service (and TechCrunch Disrupt alumni) Sonar has some big news today, and just in time for SXSW: it's arriving on Android. According to founder Brett Martin, support for the Android ...
10:49 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch HTML5 Game Performance: iOS Performs 3x Faster Than Android; iPad 2 Top Device
Android may be the most popular mobile browser, having today overtaken Opera, but when it comes to HTML5 performance, it looks like iOS is king. This at least according to a new report from spaceport....
10:46 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Nokias 41MP 808 PureView Phone Not Launching In North America
Sad news, social shutterbugs. Nokia doesn't plan on bringing the megaspectacular 808 PureView to North American markets. The 41MP camera-that-happens-to-also-have-phone-functions will not make the tri...
10:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch The Privacy Problem: We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us
This morning I was ready to bust some heads. I got a text message at about 8:39 from Highlight, the hot new social network thing that will disappear once everyone digests the last of their brisket on ...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch The Everything Project: Building A Google For The Mobile Web App Ecosystem
One of the biggest challenges were facing as we move into the post-PC era is the challenge of navigating through a disconnected web of applications. Bought and sold as self-contained packages of code,...
09:50 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch With $10 Million In Funding, All-In-One Security App AirCover Launches On Android, iOS
Mobile security services -- tracking your device, or using your device to track others, or making sure you know who is tracking you -- is a hot topic these days. But apparently, when it comes to actua...
09:42 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Rentcycle Becomes Getable; Launches In-Store Management Platform For Shops
Attempting to bring a brick-and-mortar industry online is no easy feat. It takes time, investment, and a willingness to roll with the punches. San Francisco-based startup Rentcycle graduated from Foun...
09:42 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Rentcycle Becomes Getable; Launches In-Store Management Platform For Rental Shops
Attempting to bring a brick-and-mortar industry online is no easy feat. It takes time, investment, and a willingness to roll with the punches. San Francisco-based startup Rentcycle graduated from Foun...
08:43 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Sorry Folks: Samsung Says No Galaxy S III Release In April
And the saga of the Samsung Galaxy S III continues. Late last week a pair of dueling reports surfaced with one stating that Samsung would announce (and ship shortly thereafter) their much-anticipated ...
08:22 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV Interview: Mike Doughty, Author, Singer, Songwriter On The Future Of The Music Business
I had the distinct pleasure of bringing Mike Doughty, songwriter and author, into the TCTV studio to talk about his new book, The Book Of Drugs, his new album, Yes & Also Yes, and how the music bu...
08:13 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Discontinues Ovi Share Service, Users Have Until March 30 To Retrieve Content
Nokia today announced that it would discontinue its Ovi Share service. Ovi Share is a web service used by Nokia to host users' content, but with the push toward the Windows Phone platform over at Noki...
07:59 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Crosswa.lk, The App Discovery Service Better Than iTunes Genius, Is Now An App
Mobile application discovery service Crosswa.lk has just debuted its much anticipated native counterpart, in the form of a new iPhone application. The app soft-launched over the weekend, allowing user...
07:20 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Louis C.K. On Social Media: I kind of hate it. I think its awful. [Video]
I don't think Louis C.K. is headed to Austin next week. He's not a fan of social media and openly admitted on Conan the other night that he only has a Twitter account to sell his performances. That ta...
07:07 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch ESPN Starts Opening The Doors To Its Data With Developer Center, First API Program
Geeks and sports together? It's a beautiful thing. Well, at least that's what ESPN is hoping with the announcement of its brand, spanking new Developer Center, which marks the first time that it will ...
07:02 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Fashion Outpost Nasty Gal Raises $9M From Index Ventures, With $28M In Revenue
LA-based online fashion outlet Nasty Gal has raised $9 million from Index Ventures, after being sought after by almost every VC in the Valley and beyond. Why was the startup so popular you ask? Well n...
06:58 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Nokias PureView Imaging To Appear On Windows Phone-Powered Lumias
I doubt that you've forgotten about Nokia's crazy 808 PureView phone with a 41-megapixel camera. How could you? It's impossible to dismiss, even if the whole 41-megapixel figure is a bit misleading. T...
06:35 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Isis Reveals New POS Partnerships With Verifone, Ingenico And ViVOtech
Straight on the heels of showing off their new mobile payments system, the carriers leading the Isis joint venture have announced new partnerships with payment solutions providers. At Mobile World Con...
06:24 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Androids Now On Top For Mobile Browsing and Search, But Still A Challenger Elsewhere
Android has become the most popular platform in smartphone sales, and that domination is slowly but surely making itself felt in other aspects of the mobile experience -- just as Google would have wan...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Klout Starts Rolling Out Perks That Match Your Score, Partners With Gilt For Discounts
Klout, the startup that measures influence on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook and other social media sites, is expanding the functionality of its Perks program. Klout Perks are exclusive off...
05:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Troll Fighters: Article One Partners Raises $7M For Its Patent Research Platform
You won't have to go far in Silicon Valley to find someone who will tell you that the patent situation in the tech industry is a mess. While trouble has been brewing for a decade, the last year has be...
05:46 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Licensing Maven Mind Candy Signs Moshi Monsters Record Deal
Moshi Monsters is on a licensing roll these days. There have new toys, comics and now Mind Candy, the company behind it, has signed a deal with Sony Music on a 12-track album dubber "Music Rox" which...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Peer-to-Peer Carsharing Goes National With RelayRides Big Launch
Starting today, carsharing startup RelayRides is getting the chance to prove its model on a national scale. The company launched in Boston and expanded to San Francisco, but rather than continuing a g...
03:56 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Semantic WebQ&A Startup Beepl Loses Ex-TechCrunch CEO, Gears Up For Mobile App
The drive for more information has long been fueling the growth of the Internet, but that rising tide is not automatically lifting all boats, as one company trying to ride the wave has seen.Beepl, a Q...
03:22 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Aereo Actually Has A Shot At Beating The Broadcast Networks
If you aren't paying attention to the unfolding Aereo case, you should be. It will have industry-changing consequences -- if not now, in the not-so-distant future. Why? For those unfamiliar, Aereo is ...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Gadgets Week In Review: Window Walking
Here are some stories from the past week on TechCrunch Gadgets: Windows 8: The Road Ahead LTE-Packing Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Hits VZW Shelves On March 1 Texas Instruments Announces New Partnerships Fo...
01:09 pm GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch More Mobile Ad Consolidation: Carrier SingTel Buys Amobee For $321 Million
The mobile ad market is projected to bring in revenues of $2.6 billion this year, and while that is only a small fraction of the wider opportunity in digital advertising, the space -- fueled by the sm...
10:33 am GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Targeting Merchants, Square Debuts Register iPad App And Analytics; Now Processing $4B In Payments Per Year
As we reported earlier this year, mobile payments company Square revealed that it was planning to add a number of new operational capabilities and data analysis to the register, including in-depth ana...
08:26 am GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch A Yelp Review Of Yelp Stock
With Yelp stock beginning its second day of trading tomorrow morning, I wondered what a Yelp review of Yelp stock might it look like. ...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Everything, Everywhere, All The Time
The web is a blessing and a curse: there is simply too much information. And its coming at us too quickly. Meanwhile, the tools we have to process the data flow are failing miserably, and yet, very fe...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Movilway Expands Mobile Payment Services To The Underbanked In Latin America [Video]
Movilway, the company pioneering prepaid mobile payments in Central and South America, recently updated their arsenal of tools to include a new custom Android tablet Point Of Sale (POS) terminal as we...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch 2012: The Year For Change In Online Sports Streaming
2012 needs to be the year sports teams around the world wake up and start realizing that their multi-billion dollar licensing deals with networks are about to become worthless. My company designs and ...
05:12 am GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Key Takeaways From The Facebook Marketing Conference
Facebook has a grand scheme is to make advertising on its properties less risky and less guess-work than buying ads anywhere else on the internet. Facebook wantsads to be content, and now its Reach Ge...
04:16 am GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch SV Angel Also Buying Up Foursquare Stock. Dennis Crowley Emerges As Big-Company CEO
Spark Capital isn't the only existing investor buying up Foursquare employee stock in an up round, I've learned. Legendary investor SV Angel is, too. That's an unusual move considering that the firm t...
03:54 am GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Porn And Parenting: The Brave New World
O wonder!How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world!That has such people in it!This quote, from Shakespeare's "The Tempest", embodies a perspective I think m...
01:39 am GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Post MWC: Total Immersions Augmented Reality Concepts Assist E-Commerce
Another Augmented Reality update from Total Immersion popped up on my radar at this years Mobile World Congress. This nifty app, demoed at the Texas Instruments booth, is loaded with retail potential ...
01:31 am GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Be Afraid To Go Pink: Designing Great Tech Products For Women
When it comes to fashion, women have embraced products that were originally designed for men. Flip through any J.Crew catalog and youll encounter the Boyfriend Jean, Boyfriend Blazer, unisex ankle boo...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, March 5, 2012
Techcrunch Work 3.0: How The Employment Model Needs to Change
With the economy still struggling to recover, key indicators of economic performance are largely focused on traditional employment we are fixated on how many people have managed to find on-site, sing...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Techcrunch How To Manufacture Desire
Type the name of almost any successful consumer web company into your search bar and add the word addict after it. Go ahead, Ill wait. Try Facebook addict or Zynga addict or even Pinterest addict and ...
10:48 pm GMT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Techcrunch Post MWC: Aurasma Augments Reality Anywhere (Even Standing In Line For A Cab)
At many conferences, like the Mobile World Congress, it seems the best demos usually end up happening while waiting in line for lunch or for a cab. While rolling through the pile of video content I co...
10:48 pm GMT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Techcrunch Aurasma Augments Reality Anywhere Even Waiting For A Cab
At many conferences, like the Mobile World Congress, it seems the best demos usually end up happening while waiting in line for lunch or for a cab. While rolling through the pile of video content I co...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Techcrunch 5 Reasons Why Your Facebook Store Might Be Struggling
Beware, the sky is falling! Or at least thats what were hearing from some experts on F-commerce following announcements from a few big name retailers in recent weeks that they are shuttering their sto...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Techcrunch Three Free Healthcare Apps That Empower Patients
The significant adoption of smartphones among physicians has not only led to an explosion of medical apps aimed at healthcare providers, but it has also cultivated an emerging trend of health and well...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Techcrunch How I Screwed Yasser Arafat Out of $2 Million, the Comic Book
Editors note:James Altucheris an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written 6 books on investing. His latest book isI Was Blind But Now ...
11:44 am GMT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Techcrunch Highlight Needs To Let You Switch Off Friend Of Friend Notifications Before Austin
Ambient location app Highlight is a big deal. Eldon likes it, Scoble likes it, MG and Mike like it and Grindr fan Charlie Cheever likes it. More importantly, I like it.Before you call me out for being...
11:44 am GMT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Techcrunch Highlight Needs To Let You Switch Off Friend Of Friend Notifications Before SXSW
Ambient location app Highlight is a big deal. Eldon likes it, Scoble likes it, MG and Mike like it and Grindr fan Charlie Cheever likes it. More importantly, I like it.Before you call me out for being...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Techcrunch App.net Wants To Help Mobile Apps Stand Out At SXSW
Here's one of the great things about South by Southwest: Everyone wants to launch a cool new product there. Here's one of the worst things about South by Southwest: Everyone wants to launch a cool new...
06:00 am GMT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Techcrunch From Zynga To Flipboard: Why All Eyes Are On China For The Next Mobile Boom
If you spend any time speaking with Western mobile companies, one topic thats likely to pop up is their China strategy. Due to a mix of mobile penetration, sheer population, and popularity of the mobi...
05:10 am GMT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Techcrunch One Year Later: How Google Panda Changed Our Business
February 24, 2011 was a day that will live in infamy for the team here at Viewpoints. That was the day of the Google Panda update. Up until that point we had enjoyed four years of consistent traffic g...
04:31 am GMT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Techcrunch PinClout Gets A Cease-And-Desist From Klout, Will Change Name
"Klout for Pinterest" may be a catchy company description, bu taking it too literally may lead to legal trouble.Startup PinClout launched about a week ago, and its name seemed to make the company's mi...
03:08 am GMT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Techcrunch Google Drive And The Cloud Wars
For the past six years, any startup touching the cloud storage space has lived in anticipation and fear of Googles entry into the market. G(od) Drives arrival was meant to instantly commoditize existi...
02:15 am GMT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Techcrunch On The Shoulders Of Giants: Y Combinator Demo Day Brings The Future To Computer History Museum
Every year, Y Combinator Demo Day, where the latest batch of incubated startups make their pitch to investors, seems to get a little bigger. Now, for the first time since the event began in 2005, it's...
12:50 am GMT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare And Glancee Are Cool, But Heres Why Im So Excited About Using Highlight At SXSW
The crowds and hype of South By Southwest make the massive Austin tech and media conference the perfect place for launching, well, any sort of app that needs crowds and hype to break out of tech circl...
12:43 am GMT - Sun, March 4, 2012
Techcrunch Valve Rumored To Be Working On Steam-Based Console
Valve, creators of (among other things) the Half-Life franchise and Steam, the gold standard for digital game distribution, are said to be getting into the hardware game. If The Verge's tip is to be b...
11:11 pm GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch Pair Programming Considered Harmful?
"We have trained, hired, and rewarded people to be cowboys. But its pit crews that we need," said Atul Gawande -- a surgeon and Harvard professor who writes for The New Yorker in his copious spare tim...
11:10 pm GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch UX Expert, 23, Almost Refused Entry To Ireland To Hire People. Names Flanagan.
As tech becomes the world's hottest subject and one of its few growth sectors, the international borders are straining as talent moves around the globe in search of the best startups and projects. Eur...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Living on Rented Time
The Gillmor Gang John Borthwick, Doc Searls, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor go through an entire show (almost) without mentioning Apple's big event next week. Instead, we discuss Net...
10:35 pm GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch Co-Founder Of Manteresting, Pinterest For Men, On What It Means To Be A Clone [TCTV]
We've found Pinterest clones galore since the social pinboard site first launched, but it would seem that the fad is going in a new direction. Recently I stumbled upon Manteresting.com, a Pinterest fo...
10:15 pm GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch Im A Startup Why Am I Being Inundated With Cloud Providers?
Over the past few weeks, when I've visited several startup incubators from Stanford's Start X, to Los Angeles' Start Engine, to the NewMe Accelerator, I have noticed many cloud computing companies hop...
08:02 pm GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor Takes The Guesswork Out Of Container Gardening
Houseplants can be hard to care for, even when watered regularly on a sunny windowsill. A new device from Swiss startup Koubachi takes the guesswork out of plant care through real-time monitoring and ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch What a Love Doctor Taught Me About Fundraising
Oprah Winfrey recently interviewed Anthony Robbins, who talked about how we're defined by the stories we tell ourselves.Last month, I met two investors; one of them asked how come Id never raised capi...
07:01 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Inc., Made In America
There are two sayings on the back of every Apple product: Designed By Apple in California and Assembled in China. These statements attempt to say that even though the products might be assembled in a ...
06:25 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch Plangrid Builds A New Market For The iPad: The Construction Industry
Mark this up as one more crucial chapter in the much-thumbed book called "The Consumerization of IT": a new app has launched from a Y Combinator-backed startup that offers builders the ability to stor...
05:57 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch Playdom Says Marvel Superheroes Are Super Viral (Among Men)
Social game-maker Playdom officially launched Marvel: Avengers Alliance on Thursday, and executive producer Chia Chin Lee says the title already disproving some of the common assumptions about social ...
05:52 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch Necessary Evil? Random House Triples Prices Of Library E-Books
Random House, the world's largest publisher of the kinds of books you and I read, has made some adjustments to the way it sells e-books to libraries. Notably, they have tripled the price of many title...
05:15 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch If 2011 Was Googles Year Of Social, 2012 Is Its Year Of Assistant.
The tech world woke up today to reports of an imminent Apple TV, as Apple works to solidify deals with content providers. The rumored television product could indeed be ground-breaking, not just for t...
05:15 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Plan To Compete With Apples Multi-Platform Siri? Google Assistant
The tech world woke up today to reports of an imminent Apple TV, as Apple works to solidify deals with content providers. The rumored television product could indeed be ground-breaking, not just for t...
04:41 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch Video: Dennis Crowley Says Half Of Foursquares Users Are Outside The U.S. [TCTV]
When I was in Barcelona this week, I met up with Dennis Crowley, the CEO of Foursquare, just after he had gotten off stage from a keynote presentation with the CEOs of Nokia and HTC at the Mobile Worl...
04:28 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch MySpace Co-Founder Chris DeWolfe Explains SGNs New Name, Multi-Platform Plans
MindJolt, the gaming company led by MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe, recently announced that it's changing its name to the Social Gaming Network. DeWolfe spoke to me earlier this week about the name ...
04:23 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch How BranchOut Hit The Tipping Point and Grew From 1M to 5.5M Actives In 2 Months
At the start of 2012 BranchOut had just 1 million monthly active users. Then the professional networking app hired a dedicated growth team, launched a mobile web app, and hit the network effect tippin...
03:31 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch Yelp Closes 5-Star IPO Day With $1.47 Billion Valuation
For Yelp, this has been a very good day. The restaurant review site was received exceptionally well by Wall Street during its first day as a publicly traded company, closing at a price of $24.58 per s...
03:26 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch Why You Should Treat Your iPhone Like a Toddler: The State of Mobile App Security [TCTV]
Privacy and security issues have been at the forefront of tech news this week, with recently exposed loopholes in Apple's iOS and Google's Android indicating that apps can access much more content on ...
02:36 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch DealBoard For iPhone Finds Offers You Like, So You Can Kill The Daily Deal Emails
DealBoard, a recently launched iPhone app from Seattle and London-basednFluence Media, has just emerged as a new player in the crowded "daily deals" space. But this app isn't yet another Groupon clone...
02:10 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch NASA: Weve Been Hacked Thousands Of Times Because Of Inadequate IT Infrastructure
Paul Martin, NASA's Inspector General, gave written testimony in a House committee earlier this week detailing the security threats faced by their IT infrastructure. The thrust of the document is that...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Richard Bronson: Why America Should Legalize Online Poker [TCTV]
I'm not a big fan of online gambling, particularly poker. I think it preys on weak, addictive personalities and all too often can destroy innocent lives. And my feelings are shared by the U.S. governm...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 03.02.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Doc Searls, and Steve Gillmor . Recording live at 1pm PT. ...
01:57 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch A Year Later, Asus Is Still Waiting For The Right Time To Launch Windows Phones
As Microsofts Windows Phone platform continues to pick up steam and hardware partners, one company has managed to stay out of the Windows Phone game despite their long relationship with Microsoft. Tai...
01:32 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch Philadelphia Vigilante Doesnt Want To Hear Your Public Phone Calls
A man named Eric who (uselessly) refuses to give up his last name (which I swear isn't Eldon) has taken it upon himself to rid the world of annoying public cell phone conversations. But how, you might...
01:30 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch Giant Bing Search Box Appears On Facebooks Logout Page
Soon when you logout of Facebook, you could be greeted with a full recreation of the Bing home page, complete with pretty photo and an active search box. Facebook appears to be wasting no time testing...
12:57 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch Female-Focused Accelerator Women Innovate Mobile Announces Its First Participants
Women Innovate Mobile (WIM), the new accelerator aimed to help promote companies started by female entrepreneurs, is ready to debut its first class. Like other incubators, WIM provides mentoring, supp...
12:32 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch Etsy iPhone App Hits 1 Million Downloads in Under 4 Months
Etsy, online seller of various hand-made hipster goodness, has reached a major milestone today. After less than four months on the App Store, the Etsy for iPhone app has surpassed 1 million downloads....
12:03 am GMT - Sat, March 3, 2012
Techcrunch Disrupt NYC Is Back! Battlefield Applications Open And Tickets Now On Sale
Thanksgiving is over, Christmas has come and gone, a New Year has arrived, and spring flowers are starting to bloom. Hopefully you know what that means. That means it's almost time to disrupt the tech...
11:44 pm GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) RunKeeper: Striving To Becoming The Facebook For Health
Having launched Runkeeper in 2008 with the help of "moonlighting engineers"before closing a $10 million Series B round in late 2011, RunKeeper's co-founder, Jason Jacobs speaks from experience when de...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch iCracked Takes On Apple & The Geek Squad With Worldwide Local iPhone Repair
Sometimes the genesis of a startup happens just like this: Guy buys iPhone. Guy breaks iPhone. Guy then pays Apple way too much to fix said phone, grumbling ensues. Guy breaks phone again. Roommate br...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch iCracked Takes On The Geek Squad With Worldwide Local iPhone Repair
Sometimes the genesis of a startup happens just like this: Guy buys iPhone. Guy breaks iPhone. Guy then pays Apple way too much to fix said phone, grumbling ensues. Guy breaks phone again. Roommate br...
11:10 pm GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Please Welcome Kim-Mai Cutler, TechCrunchs Newest Star Writer
TechCrunch has been staffing up with writers who have worked at top publications in Silicon Valley and around the world-- we're not new to this, we're true to this. And,Kim-Mai Cutler, our newest hire...
11:01 pm GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Plans Major Overhaul To Preferred Developer Consultant Program
At a private meeting last night in New York City, Facebook revealed to trusted partners a plan to restructure the 3-year-oldPreferred Developer Consultantprogram around 4 areas: Page management, Ads A...
10:14 pm GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Social Retargeting Ad Network RadiumOne Raising A $50M Round At A $500M Valuation
We're hearing that RadiumOne, an online ad network that aims to combine social and intent data to serve ads, is finalizing a monster $50 million round from investors. While the funding isn't closed ye...
09:52 pm GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy S III To Launch In April?
While not launching the next Samsung flagship at MWC in Barcelona was probably the right choice for Samsung, that doesn't change the fact that we're itching with anticipation over when the Galaxy S II...
09:45 pm GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Flypad Wants To Turn Your iPhone Into A Steering Wheel
Smartphones have a lot of cool technology built in, from high-res touchscreens to gestural command features, like shaking, rocking, or rolling, and motion sensing via accelerometers. Just as mobile co...
09:13 pm GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Retailers Getting Into Mobile Payments, Citing Security Concerns, Wanting User Data
Consumers may be ready for mobile wallets, but the marketplace is not. Especially if stuff like this keeps happening. Apparently, some two dozen retailers, including big names like Walmart and Target,...
08:42 pm GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch IndoChino Mixes Virtual Tailors With The Real, Plans Pop-Up Stores In US This Year
There are plenty of custom tailors on the Internet these days and they seem like the perfect business - you take a commodity product and spiff it up then send the work to places where expert custom ma...
08:19 pm GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquares Inflection Point: People Using The App, But Not Checking In
When Dennis Crowley, the CEO of Foursquare, visited the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year, he told me he spent a lot of time explaining Foursquare to the operators and vendors that are the ...
08:11 pm GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Yelp Shares Pop Over 60 Percent In Early Trading; Valued At $1.3 Billion
Wow. Reviews site Yelp just saw a huge pop in early trading of its stock on the New York Stock Exchange this morning. Yelp opened at $22 per share, after pricing at $15 last night. Shares, which are l...
07:53 pm GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Tops 2 Million Galaxy Note Sales, Plans To Hit 10 Million By Years End
Samsung says it has sold over 2 million Galaxy Note superphones globally. Now, it's only fair to remember that this number includes international sales, so even though the Note only became available o...
07:47 pm GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch CoupFlip Is A Secondary Market For Daily Deals
Now this is an interesting, if potentially flawed, concept. It's called CoupFlip and it's essentially a secondary market for Groupons, Amazon Deals, and the like. Say, for example, you buy a Groupon t...
07:23 pm GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Samsung Galaxy Note
The Galaxy Note from Samsung has been a tough one for us to figure out. Is it a phone? Is it a tablet? Wait! Is that a stylus? There was plenty to wonder about. But after spending quite a bit of time ...
07:07 pm GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch The 9 Flavors Of Windows 8 Show The Key Difference Between Microsoft And Apple
For better or worse, it seems as if Windows 8 will be available in nine separate editions. That's up three flavors from Windows 7. The unofficial news comes from a registry key found within the Window...
06:08 pm GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Soluto Saucily Sunders Apples Seriousness With Salacious Squib
Former Disrupt winners Soluto love them some Windows. It's their OS of choice and their products aspire to make it work a little better. Needless to say, they're pretty excited about Windows 8 and to ...
04:32 pm GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch As Brizzly Enters Its Final Hibernation, AOL Tries To Sharpen Its Social Media Claws
It may have taken longer than even its own creators might have guessed, but it's finally come to pass: Brizzly, the Twitter/Facebook client that was bought by AOL as part of Thing Labs in September 20...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Londons Conference Drought Ends As Le Web, LWS and Digital London Turn Up
There's an old saying in London. You wait an hour for a bus and then three come along at once. Thus, for the last few years people have been asking me when London would get a large technology conferen...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Song And Dance
Here are some recent posts from TechCrunch Gadgets, including a contest: Wonder What Games Might Look Like On The New iPad? Check This Out TechCrunch Giveaway: Samsung Galaxy S II, Case, And Gift Card...
10:00 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise Identity Management Platform ForgeRock Raises $7 Million From Accel
ForgeRock, the open source vendor behind the I Open Identity middleware platform, has raised $7 million in series A funding from Accel Partners.ForgeRock offers one unified platform approach to solve ...
09:21 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Aereo Responds To Broadcasters Lawsuit: Your Position Does Not Have Any Merit
Barely two weeks ago, Erick was on hand at a news conference in which Barry Diller and company presented IAC's latest media-tech investment -- a startup called Aereo. Simply put, Aereo streams broadca...
08:14 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Gogobots First Big iPhone Upgrade Gives Users A Mobile, Friendsourced Trip Planner
With the social travel space booming, it behooves the players in the space not to do too much smelling of the roses. Social travel planning startup Gogobot has found some early adoption and buzz, winn...
08:01 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Has (At Least) Three New VPs
It looks like Twitter has promoted three of its directors.A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment for this story, but the promotions aren't exactly a secret. Both Elad Gil (pictured) and Joel Lunen...
07:17 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Yelp IPO Wants To Raise $107.25M At A $898.1 Million Valuation
Tomorrow morning comes the moment Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman's been waiting for seven years. According to the NYT, Yelp will drop on the NYSE under the YELP ticker tomorrow morning.Yelp will be offeri...
07:08 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch DARPA Launches QR-Locating Game As Test Of Distributed Resource Gathering
Say the Mayans are right, and a meteor or some other catastrophe strikes the Earth sometime later this year. Assuming we're not all wiped out by the impact, emergency services worldwide are going to n...
06:55 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Unified Opens An Online University For Social Media Marketers
There are few terms more overused these days than "social media expert." Now Unified wants to actually certify those experts, through a new program called Unified University.Unified calls itself "the ...
06:43 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Boxees Newest Adult Resident: Pornhub, the YouTube Of Porn
Boxee has slowly but surely been building out the adult content offered through its streaming service, and now there is one more in the mix: Pornhub (NSFW link) -- which informally calls itself the Yo...
06:02 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Disrupt Alum Vocre Makes Its Voice-Translation App Free
Vocre was one of the more popular battlefield companies at Disrupt SF 2011; the automagical quality of the app and their excellent on-stage presentation made them one of the frontrunners. They haven't...
04:05 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Record Exec Says Google Music Is Losing Users. But Is It Worth Saving?
Users are tuning out of Google Music, the search engine's foray into music cloud storage, streaming and sales.A high-ranking digital music executive told The Music Void that Google Music is losing use...
03:45 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Investors Push Zynga Stock Up 10%, Because Now It Can Make Money On Ads And Publishing
Zynga is now officially launching its own web site for social games, and the move has got investors buyingits stock. Shares are up nearly 10% as of market closing today towards $15 -- or 50% of the $1...
03:45 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Investors Push Zynga Stock Up 10% Now It Can Make Money On Ads And Publishing
Zynga is now officially launching its own web site for social games, and the move has got investors buyingits stock. Shares are up nearly 10% as of market closing today towards $15 -- or 50% of the $1...
03:40 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Theres Something About Bango: The Billing Company Behind Facebook, BlackBerry And Soon Amazon
There are a number of companies that offer carrier billing for companies in the mobile space -- that is, services that let people buy content on their devices and charge it right to their carrier -- b...
03:17 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Leetchi Secures $5.5 Million To Launch In The UK And Germany
France-based Leetchi, a group payment application along the lines of US-based WePay, has raised a series B funding round of $5.5 million led by Idinvest. The round also includes Leetchi's previous inv...
03:02 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Rewards Network Kiip Goes Self-Serve, Announces $100K Developer Fund
Kiip is making a big effort to recruit independent game developers today it's launching the self-serve version of its advertising platform, and it has also created a $100,000 fund to help developers ...
02:56 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Tumblr On Its Self-Harm Blog Ban: Support Is OK, Glorification Is Not
Tumblr is clarifying its sticky position regarding the new policy to ban certain blogs from its network. You may remember last week, when the company took the bold stance that blogs promoting self-har...
02:39 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Shutterfly To Buy Kodaks Online Photo Sharing Platform For $23.8M
After filing for bankruptcy, Kodak is announcing that it will be selling off parts of its online photo services business Kodak Gallery for $23.8 million. The buyer? Online photo sharing platform Shutt...
02:27 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Ahead Of Launching Its First Title, Idle Games Poaches Zyngas Lead CityVille Designer
In September, social game developer Idle Games launched on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, declaring that they were on a mission to become "the Pixar of casual games." The startup's first t...
02:04 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Wonder What Games Might Look Like On The New iPad? Check This Out
The new iPad, if rumors are to be believed, has an extremely high-resolution screen — better than most monitors and packed into a quarter of the display space. The result? iPhone 4-like Retina g...
01:40 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Graphicly Opens Publishing Platform To Everyone, Looks Beyond Comics
After a monthlong trial period, startup Graphicly is throwing the doors open to its digital publishing platform.Since incubating at TechStars in 2009, Graphicly has shifted strategy. Co-founder and CE...
01:30 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch How The Cult Of Zuck Will Survive Sheryls IPO
A tug of war between innovation and monetization as Facebook grows towards could dilute The Hacker Way, says a paywalled piece from CNN Fortune. But a plan a hatched since it filed its S-1 to IPO. Rat...
01:13 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft: Windows 8 Consumer Preview Downloaded 1 Million Times In One Day
Microsoft's official Win8 Twitter feed has confirmed the inevitable: Win8's Consumer Preview, a beta version of the new operating system, was downloaded 1 million times since launch. To put this into ...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV: In the Studio, Morgan Missen Says Technical Recruiting Is Often Too Transactional
Editor's note:TechCrunchcontributorSemil Shahcurrently works atVotizenand is based in Palo Alto; you can follow him on [email protected]"In the Studio" rolls on this week with a guest who studied computer...
12:46 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Corporate Censorship Reborn: Paypal Bans Erotic Fiction
The independent book world has been beset on all sides recently. When the first e-publishers began to go to bat for independent and self-published authors, the writing world rejoiced. For too long as ...
12:25 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch One Year Post-Pivot, Fab.com Is On Track To $100M In Revenue In 2012
One year after the infamous Fab.com "reset" from a social network for gay men to a powerhouse design shopping site, CEO Jason Goldberg is taking a look back on the company's progress. Staying true to ...
12:06 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Samsung Galaxy S II, Case, And Gift Card #TechCrunch
We have another exciting giveaway for all of you this week. Earlier this morning, Jordan wrote about our friends over at Picksie and the launch of their new Android app. For those who don't know, Pick...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, March 2, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Uses Facebook (!) To Launch A New Platform For Its Games And For Other Developers
Is Zynga going to leave Facebook to start its own site for gamers? Whispers about this have circulated for years, and today we have an answer: yes and no. Yes, Zynga is starting its own site for games...
11:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Anand Rajaraman: How Walmart Wants To Leapfrog Over Amazon [TCTV]
Anand Rajaraman is one of Silicon Valley's less well-known superstars. A successful serial entrepreneur, the Indian born, Stanford educated Rajaraman co-founded Junglee in 1996 which he later sold to ...
10:52 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Officially Makes Unlimited Data Plans Not So Unlimited With New Throttling Rules
Welcome to the brave new world, everyone. AT&T announced today new guidelines in regards to older so-called unlimited data plans. Subscribers will still be able to keep these plans but they're ess...
10:47 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Out Verifone, Mobile Payments Platform Square Is Headed To New York City Taxi Cabs
As we heard last week, mobile payments platform Square pitched the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission to replace the current taxi TVs and payments technology in 50 cabs. The company says today tha...
10:47 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Square Is Headed To New York City Taxi Cabs; Will Be An iPhone And iPad Experience
As we heard last week, mobile payments platform Square pitched the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission to replace the current taxi TVs and payments technology in 50 cabs. The company says today tha...
10:36 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch After Code-Copying Allegations Ansca & PapayaMobile Are Still Biz Partners, Not BFFs
Remember how, earlier this month, mobile development company Ansca Mobile accused its partner PapayaMobile of ripping off parts of its SDK for use in Papaya's Social Game Engine? Well, it seems things...
10:22 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch News.me Is Building A News Social Network Within Its New iPhone App
News.me, the news service developed in The New York Times' R&D labs and incubated at betaworks, is launching its iPhone app today.A bit unusually, the part of the app that you'll use first may act...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Gets Serious About Closed Captioning
Netflix now provides content with captions or subtitles for more than 80 percent of the hours streamed in the U.S. To be clear, this doesn't mean that 80+ percent of Netflix's streaming content h...
09:53 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Viximo Goes After Mobile Game Developers With Launch Of SocialZone
Viximo, originally a virtual goods marketplace until moving into web-based social game distribution a couple of years back, is shifting yet again. This time, Viximo is moving to mobile. Today, the com...
09:49 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Armed With New Funding & A Global Mission, ResearchGate Adds PayPal Co-founder To Board
At the 2010 TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, Benchmark Capital Partner Matt Cohler took to the stage to talk about the state of the venture capital industry. In so doing, Cohler said that he thought ...
09:33 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Parrot AR Drone 2 Priced At $300, Available For Pre-Order
If you've ever wanted a whirring quadcopter to fly dangerously close to your head and then suddenly flip over completely, righting itself before your eyes, you may want to put $300 down for the AR Dro...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) RunKeeper: Jacobs Strategy For Raising Capital
Jason Jacobs is the co-founder and CEO of RunKeeper, one of the initial 200 apps sold in the iPhone app store. The app allows users to record their jogging distances and times, and in partnership with...
09:20 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Hot Background Location App Highlight Gets Funding As It Gets Ready For SXSW
A new generation of location apps is here, just in time for the world's best event for using them: South By South West. And today, my favorite of the group, Highlight, is announcing that it's pushing ...
09:20 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Hot Background Location App Highlight Gets Funding As It Plans SXSW Update
A new generation of location apps is here, just in time for the world's best event for using them: theSouth By South Westmusic, film and tech extravaganza starting next week in Austin, Texas. Ahead of...
08:37 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Rock Your Launch (Get It?) With This Email-Collecting WordPress Theme
Although I think you're better off not hosting your hot, hot beta launch screen yourself, if you simply must have complete control there's LaunchEffect, a Wordpress theme that recreates the complex pr...
08:26 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch How Twitter Is Pairing Its Interest Graph With Ads
With somewhatcoincidental(?) timing, given this week's Facebook Marketing Conference, anew article published today by Bloomberg Businessweek takes a deep dive into Twitter's advertising's business. Tw...
08:25 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Fans Arent The Only Ones With Beats Audio
HTC has been making a big push with their Beats Audio integration. It first appeared on the HTC Rezound, and has since been present on all of HTC's new devices, including the freshly announced One ser...
08:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Tipping Point: Smartphone Owners Now Outnumber Other Mobile Users In The U.S.
It's a tipping point of sorts: smartphones are not (yet) being used by the majority of U.S. residents, but among mobile users, it looks like they have now outnumbered those on lower-end devices -- or ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch BumeBox Threw eBay A Social Media Party And 14M People Saw It
Startup BumeBox throws social media "parties to help brands engage with their customers. Its latest success story: eBay.Not that you actually need BumeBox to engage fans on social networks, but the se...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch FiftyOne Acquires Canadian Ecommerce Provider Borderfree
FiftyOne, an ecommerce platform that helps power international expansion and operations for online retailers, has acquired Borderfree, which helps companies expand ecommerce to Canada. Financial terms...
07:37 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Picksie, The App That Plans Your Evening Entertainment, Launches On Android
If you haven't heard already — perhaps because you live outside of the San Fran/NYC area or maybe because you're averse to having fun — Picksie is a location-based app that helps you figur...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Dogbnb: DogVacay Wants To Help You Find A Boarding Alternative For Your Four-Legged Friends
As a former dog owner, I know how challenging it can be to find the best care for your four-legged-friend when going on vacation or taking a trip. While boarding dogs at kennels is an option, I always...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch RadiumOne Debuts Via.Me, A Mobile, Social Content Sharing Application
RadiumOne, an online ad network that aims to combine social and intent data to serve ads, is launching a new consumer-focused application today, Via.Me. Basically, the iOS app allows you to capture, f...
06:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Wish Your Droid Razr Had Maxx Battery Life? It Can!
When the Droid Razr Maxx first arrived I was filled with mixed emotions. On the one hand, I was truly excited that Motorola found a way to make the Razr a plausible option — the original battery...
06:35 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Led By Social, Gaming Investment, M&A More Than Doubled In 2011; Consolidation Looms
Yesterday, we took a look at the growing comfort consumers, specifically gamers, have with purchasing virtual goods and currency on the web and mobile devices. Virtual goods are becoming a booming mar...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsen: Europeans Are More Responsive To Mobile Ads Than U.S. Counterparts
Weve seen different studies done about the state of mobile advertising, highlighting issues like privacy and how people think of mobile ads compared to ads on TV. Today, some numbers that give us an i...
05:24 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Apple To Unveil An 8GB iPad 2 With The iPad 3, Begin Production On 7.85-inch iPad In 3Q12
Apple has as a little event on the books next Wednesday. Maybe you heard about it. The iPad 3, with its high-res screen, is said to launch on that day. But there could be more surprises. Several "one ...
02:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Mallorca-based Incubator Raises 1.2m, Announces First Investments
Mola.com (meaning "cool" in Spanish), a Palma de Mallorca based startup accelerator/incubator has raised 1.2M three months after announcing it's official launch. The funding comes from Bernardo Hernnd...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Leap Ahead
Here are some recent posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: Windows 8: The Road Ahead New Samsung Sensor Captures Both Light And Depth Data Researchers Propose Computational Sprinting To Speed Up Chips By 1000%...
01:32 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Defunct LimeWire Buries The Copyright Hatchet With Music Agency Merlin, Settles For $15m?
Another hefty payout for the now-defunct file-sharing P2P service LimeWire, and, perhaps more importantly, another nail in the coffin for P2p services: Merlin, a rights agency representing independent...
12:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Eric Schmidt, Ben Horowitz, And Others Share Their Thoughts On The Current State Of Tech IPOs
Wealthfront, a startup that has been disrupting the investing and personal finance space, is debuting a new video tonight that is definitely worth a look. The video features content from Google execut...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Flipboards Latest Brings Cover Stories To The iPad, Plus A New French Edition
Flipboard is rolling out the first major update to its social magazine tonight since its Decemberlaunch on the iPhone. The new release brings the iPhone app'smost popular feature, "Cover Stories," to ...
09:26 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch AngelList Takes A Shot At Standardizing The Startup Pitch Deck
If you're a new entrepreneur or an angel investor and you haven't heard of AngelList, it's time to get a clue. The hybrid social network, communication and crowdsourcing tool is designed to connect fi...
07:36 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Study: U.S. Consumer Spending On Virtual Goods Grew To $2.3 Billion In 2011
It's not exactly a secret that gaming has found new life on the web, social and mobile platforms. Of course, with it, especially the rise in free-to-play gaming, developers need to find ways to moneti...
07:36 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Study: U.S. Consumers Spending On Virtual Goods Grew To $2.3 Billion In 2011
It's not exactly a secret that gaming has found new life on the web, social and mobile platforms. Of course, with it, especially the rise in free-to-play gaming, developers need to find ways to moneti...
06:50 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Researchers Propose Computational Sprinting To Speed Up Chips By 1000% But Only For A Second
A research team with members from University of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania has been investigating the feasibility of what they call "computational sprinting," a technique by which existin...
05:55 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch New Samsung Sensor Captures Both Light And Depth Data
Samsung, or rather Samsung's Advanced Institute of Technology, has created what they claim is the first CMOS sensor that can collect both visible light data (which you'd use for a normal digital image...
05:34 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Payment Solution LevelUp Now Seeing $1M Per Month In Transactions; Launches API
With increasing smartphone adoption and with users in turn becoming more and more comfortable using their mobile devices to do things traditionally reserved for the Web or desktops, every industry is ...
05:26 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch 5 Startups to Watch from Seedcamps 2012 US Demo Day [TCTV]
Seedcamp, the European seed funding network and startup accelerator, came through San Francisco this week as part of its annual multi-city trip to the US. All 18 companies were solid -- you can find t...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Ben Parrs Intelligent Information Startup Is Called The Peep Project (For Now)
Former Mashable editor-at-large Ben Parr is ready to share a few details about his new startup. He's raising a small seed round, so he created a posting on AngelList, and he also talked (vaguely) with...
04:21 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch DigiMo Cracks The Code: Mobile Payments With No Point Of Sale Changes
DigiMo, is a mobile payments platform that actually makes sense to me. When I sat down with CEO Yossi Yarkoni and VP of Marketing Nir Shimony at the Mobile World Congress to hear about their concept, ...
04:12 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Analytics Startup Mixpanel Is Tracking 4 Billion Actions Each Month And Its Cash-Flow Positive
Mixpanel, the analytics startup backed by Sequoia Capital, hasn't yet succeeded in its goal of unseating established analytics services like Omniture but momentum is building.Let's start with the big...
03:34 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Windows 8
If you were only allowed to read one piece of tech news today, I'd bet you'd read up on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The beta became available today, though we were lucky enough to go hands-on with...
03:13 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Business Data Reporting In 5-10 Minutes, Not Days. Facebook Rolls Out Real-Time Insights
Facebook has just confirmed my scoop from last week, announcing its business performance metrics tool Page Insights will start reporting data with a latency of 5-10 minutes, not two or more days. It w...
02:43 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Its A Mighty Hard Road To App Store Success
A bit of news that squeaked out during the Win8 festivities was the launch of the Microsoft app store. In the version of the software I was using, the app has always been there but it wasn't available...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare Is Doing Big Things, So Existing Investor Spark Capital Buys $50M Of Employee Stock
Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley spent this afternoon in Barcelona, explaining his location company's potential to Mobile World Conference attendees. Someone else didn't need to hear the presentation...
02:21 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Your Average Facebook Post Only Reaches 16% Of Your Friends
You're not unpopular, it's just the nature of the news feed. Amongst all the business-related news at FMC, Facebook revealed that the average news feed story from a user profile reaches just 16% of th...
02:13 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Tasted Menu Takes On Foodspotting With New iPhone App
The team behind startup Tasted Menu thinks it has the technology to help you find the exact dish you're looking for. The company is launching its iPhone app today (its website was already live), and i...
12:59 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer Raises $85M From DFJ Growth, Khosla, And Others
Enterprise social network and communications platform Yammer has finally closed that big round we and PandoDaily heard about earlier this year. The company has raised $85 million in new funding, bring...
12:44 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Cary Sherman: How Should The Democratic Process Function In The Digital Age? [TCTV]
Earlier this month, Cary Sherman, the RIAA's CEO, wrote a controversial op-ed in which he raised questions about the impact of Google and Wikipedia on America's "democratic process". So when I Skyped...
12:34 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Self-Improvement Marketplace Betterfly Raises $1.5M, Gets A New CEO
Looks like it's self-improvement time for Betterfly, a startup that, as the name suggests, allows users to "better themselves" by signing up for classes on everything from belly dancing to web design....
12:12 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Slowly But Surely Software Will Eat Mobile World Congress Too
As 60,000 people flooded Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, multiple bars and restaurants were suddenly hit by wave after wave of men (it's mostly men) in blue and grey suits. The suits at ...
12:08 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch DreamIt Ventures Launches A New Minority-Focused Accelerator, DreamIt Access
DreamIt Ventures, the startup incubator with programs in place in New York, Philadelphia, and, most recently, Israel, is announcing a year-long minority accelerator program called DreamIt Access. The ...
12:05 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch CoderDojo Partners with GitHub to Create a New Generation of Hackers
On Saturday afternoon a group of 30 pint size wannabe hackers gathered at the GitHub offices in San Francisco for the first CoderDojo in the United States. Irish teen sensation, James Whelton had trav...
12:02 am GMT - Thu, March 1, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Reveals Mobile News Feed Ads and Massive Logout Page Ads
Facebook has just unveiled that premium ads built off of Page news feed posts will now be eligible to appear on the mobile news feed and the logout page, in addition to the web news feed and web sideb...
11:49 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Timeline For Pages Kills Crucial Marketing Feature: Default Landing Tabs
Amongst the beautiful covers and pinned posts, there's one glaring disadvantage of the new Facebook Timeline for Pages redesign. Pages can no longer display one of their tab applications as their defa...
11:49 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Timeline For Pages Kills Marketing Feature: Default Landing Tabs
Amongst the beautiful covers and pinned posts, there's one disadvantage of the new Facebook Timeline for Pages redesign. Pages can no longer display one of their tab applications as their default land...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Liveblogging Facebooks Marketing Keynote
Facebook is holding a big event for advertisers today in New York, which it's calling the fMC (Facebook Marketing Conference). Executives Sheryl Sandberg, Chris Cox, David Fischer, and Mike Hoefflinge...
10:46 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Whistlestop Tracks Political Candidates Based On Social Media Data
Now more than ever, social media has become an integral part of the political campaign, and the race has moved to the web. And according to a Pew Survey from 2011, almost half of all Americans make po...
10:34 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Wireless Memory Card Maker Eye-Fi Raises $20M Series D Led By NTT DOCOMO
Eye-Fi, the maker of those nifty, wireless memory cards that automatically sync digital camera photos to your devices, as well as to cloud services like Facebook, Flickr, Picasa and YouTube, is today ...
10:24 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Dolphin Browsers New Voice Commands Let You Talk Your Way Through The Web
Way back in the days of Android yore, the stock browser got the job done but did so with a minimum of flair. Now there's no shortage of first-rate mobile browsers out there, but mobile browser war mai...
10:06 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Map Your Own 3D Space With Metaio Creator Mobile
Yesterday, Metaio CTO Peter Meier ran a small demo for me that describes how their new Creator Mobile software allows any user to map a 3D space with a coordinate system, so they can then add their ow...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Justin.tvs Namesake Founder Takes On Task Services With Exec
Justin.tv has already gone in two directions. The main one is Twitch.tv, a video game-focused version of the original video streaming site, that by all accounts has booming traffic and revenue. The ot...
09:50 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch How To Use Facebook Timeline For Brand Pages: New Feature Details
What does the launch of Facebook Timeline for Pages mean brand? Unprecedented control, an opportunity to boost engagement, but also lot of initial work. A host of new features became available this mo...
09:33 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Pandora Competitor Senzari Arrives In Spain With New Look, Facebook-Based Recommendations
Miami-based streaming music startupSenzari, backed by $2 million in angel funding, is continuing its international rollout today with an entrance into its third market since its U.S. launch into priva...
09:29 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Intel Capital Launches $100M Connected Car Fund To Invest In Automotive Technologies
After launching the Ultrabook Fund to invest in tablet technologies, Intel Capital, the investment arm of chip giant Intel Corporation, has created a $100 million fund to invest in technology innovati...
09:19 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Refuses To Sell Book That Links To Amazon Store
Apple may be a big dog in music and movie sales and rentals, but it's definitely not a big dog in ebooks. That's what makes this note from Seth Godin particularly galling. In a post on PaidContent, Go...
08:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Video: This Isnt The iPad 3 But We Can Dream, Right?
Are you ready for the iPad 3? We are. We've got all kinds of coverage on when Apple's unveiling the little darling, what you should expect, and whether or not a little iPad is even something Apple wou...
08:20 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch AffinityLive Debuts To Help Businesses Manage Operations In The Cloud
Oracle and SAP have been offering ERP (enterprise resource planning) software for sometime now to help businesses manage operations, including billing, time sheets and more. But small businesses can't...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Box Goes International, Partners With Podio In Europe For Cloud Storage
On the heels of Box's strong growth in 2011 -- now at 8 million users and 100,000 businesses -- and plans to offer the service to the Feds, comes another sign of the enterprise-cloud storage startup's...
07:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Windows 8: The Road Ahead
If Windows Vista was Microsoft's folly - a mish-mash of ideas not fully baked and aimed at multiple constituencies - Windows 8 is Microsoft's rebirth. To get ecstatic about it isn't quite the directio...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Forget The Holiday Rush: Mobile App Downloads Did Better In January Than December
Mobile app marketing firm Fiksu has new data today on the effect the post-holiday rush on mobile devices had on the number of apps downloaded throughout the month of January. In short, downloads skyro...
07:40 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Releases Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Heres Where To Get It
Tired of just hearing about Windows 8 all the time? Well then, you're in luck -- Microsoft has finally released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview to the public, so people outside of the tech bubble final...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Toshiba Intros Worlds Thinnest And Lightest 10 Tablet: The Excite X10 LE
When Toshiba first entered the tablet space, they specifically told us "we're not focusing on thin and light, we're focusing on usability." This was true — both the Thrive and Thrive 7" have a h...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Toshiba Intros Worlds Thinnest And Lightest 10 Tablet: The Excite 10 LE
When Toshiba first entered the tablet space, they specifically told us "we're not focusing on thin and light, we're focusing on usability." This was true both the Thrive and Thrive 7" have a host of ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch NimbleCommerce Revamps Daily Deals For MediaNews Group
Startup NimbleCommerce wants to become the daily deal platform for media companies (often the traditional ones that are struggling to make money online), and today it's announcing a big customer Digi...
06:43 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Opens Timeline To All Biz Pages, Mandatory After 30 Days Of Curation
Facebook Pages around the world can now upgrade to Timeline, allowing businesses to express themselves more visually through a redesign consistent with what was pushed to user profiles this fall. Majo...
06:29 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Breaking! Windows 8 Wallpapers Leak Ahead Of Official Debut
Wallpapers! Microsoft is holding a big Windows 8 event today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where it's expected to announce (release?) the final Windows 8 beta. Plus, as if that isn't enough, t...
06:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud-Based File Syncing Platform SugarSync Raises $15M To Add Another Data Center To The Mix
SugarSync, an application that syncs your data across desktop computers, laptops, mobile phones, and even televisions, has raised $15 million in series D financing led by new investor Coral Group with...
05:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Boom Headshot! Sony Sold 1.2M Vitas Worldwide Since Its Launch Two Months
Apparently there are still dedicated gamers out there. Sony stated on Tuesday that the Vita is exceeding its expectations and over 1.2 million units have sold worldwide. The Vita hit the U.S. and Euro...
04:26 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch The Doro PhoneEasy 740: Finally, An Android Phone For Your Grandparents
Accessibility has become quite the theme here at Mobile World Congress: Nokia and ZTE have announced new low-cost devices to bring push Windows Phone into developing markets, and Google chairman Eric ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Cheap 3D
Here are some recent Gadgets posts: Is The $300 3D Printer Finally Here? Makible Thinks So [email protected]: The Huawei Ascend D Quad Is One Of The Nicest Phones Youll Never Buy LTE-Packing Samsung Galaxy Tab 7...
12:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch The Man Who Predicted the YahooFacebook IP War on Why Patents Still Matter [TCTV]
When news broke this week that Yahoo is accusing Facebook of violating as many as 20 of its patents, it took some people by surprise -- but at least one patent expert saw it all coming from a mile awa...
12:51 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Charts For Everyone: Cloud-Based iCharts Picks Up $3.1 Million For Consumer Push
This is another one for those who love to mark the consumerization of enterprise technology: iCharts, the cloud-based charting service that once described itself as the "YouTube for interactive charts...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Esprit De TechCrunch
If there's anything to be learned from the past year, it's that media people are mostly power vultures -- pulling out their forks and knives at the slight sign of vulnerability from those that have in...
12:41 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch The Man Who Predicted the YahooFacebook IP War on Why Patents Still Matter [TCTV]
When news broke this week that Yahoo is accusing Facebook of violating as many as 20 of its patents, it took quite a few people by surprise -- but at least one patent expert saw it all coming from a m...
12:20 pm GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Esprit De TechCrunch
If there's anything to be learned from the past year, it's that media people are mostly power vultures -- pulling out their forks and knives at the slight sign of vulnerability from those that have in...
11:40 am GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch ReportGrid Launches Precog To Help You Turn Big Data Into Smarter Apps
Back in October, ReportGrid raised $750K from investors like Launch Capital, David Cohen, Walt Winshall, Doug Derwin, and Ed Roman -- not long after it graduated from TechStars' summer program in Boul...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch EmployInsight Grabs $1M For Its Employee Measurement Platform (And NYSE As Its First Client)
EmployInsight, a web-based platform for measuring and quantifying employees' "soft skills" in the workplace, has raised $1 million+ from Founder Collective, Launch Capital, Sean Glass, Phil Bronn...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Tello Raises $2.7M From True Ventures To Give Businesses Consumer Feedback On The Fly
Tello,, a SaaS and mobile app that allows customers to give businesses realtime feedback on customer service, has raised $2.7 million in new funding led by True Ventures and Bullpen Capital. The compa...
09:36 am GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Sonastand Is A Stunning Aluminum iPhone 4 Amplifier Dock Youll Actually Want
Kickstarter is seemingly a place where people go to make iDevice accessories. Some are hits, most are not. The Sonastand is clearly the former. Apple's Johnny Ives would probably even approve of this ...
05:20 am GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch iPad 3 Rumor Roundup
Unless Apple is conning the world, the iPad 3 should be announced next week. It, like its forbears, is the subject of many a rumor, some more likely than others. We've collected most of them here in t...
05:07 am GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Why Google+ Doesnt Care If You Never Come Back
Ad targeting. Google+ is designed to power ad targeting, and for that it only needs you to sign up once. This lets it combine the biographical information you initially enter such as age, gender,...
02:18 am GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Vocus Buys Email Marketing Company iContact For $169 Million
Big M&A news in the email marketing world. Vocus, the publicly-listed provider of cloud-based marketing and PR software, has acquired iContact, a company that provides email marketing services for...
01:54 am GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Startups: Durham Wants You In Their Smoffice
Durham (a city in North Carolina) is looking to vitalize their already burgeoning startup scene by giving away the "World's Smallest Office," a moniker I once reserved for my attic bathroom but can n...
01:48 am GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Acqhires Uptake To Build Out Palo Alto Office
Groupon is acquiring travel startup Uptake.Liz Gannes at AllThingsD broke the news. We spoke to a source with knowledge of the deal who confirmed the details of the AllThingsD report. The purchase pri...
01:43 am GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Twitters Promoted Tweets & Accounts Arrive on Mobile
Twitterannouncedtoday an update which will impact its mobile applications on iPhone and Android: it's bringing additional "Promoted Products" to the mobile platform, specifically Promoted Accounts and...
01:43 am GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Twitters Promoted Tweets & Accounts Arrive On Mobile Apps
Twitterannouncedtoday an update which will impact its mobile applications on iPhone and Android: it's bringing additional "Promoted Products" to the mobile platform, specifically Promoted Accounts and...
01:31 am GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Whats Happenin Youse East Coast Staaht Ups? We Want To Hear From You!
With all this fuzz and fizzle going down with TC inside politics, departures, and whispered depictions of TC as a sinking ship populated by the shambling walking dead, rats clawing through our brainpa...
01:12 am GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Apps Round-up From The Streets Of Barcelona
We've been trawling Barcelona for apps and startups during Mobile World Congress, so here's a little round-up of some of those that have been plying their wares - many of whom don't have the cash to e...
12:32 am GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Schmidt: If Google Gets It Right, There Will Be An Android In Every Pocket
The number of people in the world has now reached 7 billion people, but the number that have been online are only at 2 billion, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, said today at a keynote pres...
12:25 am GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch ASO (App Store Optimization) Is The New SEO, And Heres A Tool To Do It
What's the hardest thing about building asuccessfulmobile app? If you answered "building a mobile app," you're wrong. It's getting your app found. With over 600,000+ iOS applications, and now som...
12:21 am GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch ClassPager Lets Teachers Quiz and Remind Students Via SMS
Why ban phones from the classroom when you can harness them? Bootstrapped startup ClassPager today launches its Twilio-powered SMS system that lets teachers and professors efficiently send their stude...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, February 29, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Cary Sherman: The RIAA Needs To Give Music Consumers What They Want (TCTV)
So has the Internet been the best or the worst of things for the music industry? Some musicians, like Camper Van Beethoven's David Lowery, argue the latter; while some technologists, like BitTorrent's...