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11:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Techcrunch The TechCrunch Meet-Up In NYC Is Officially Official: RSVP Now
As the days pass, the big moment draws nigh. No, I'm not talking about Disrupt, which is a big moment in its own right, nor am I teasing any other big launch. I'm talking about a party. A huge party. ...
10:31 pm GMT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Techcrunch Foxconn Profit Down As Scrutiny Forces Corporate Changes
Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn saw its profits fall to $509 million from $1.19 billion last quarter. Chairman Terry Gou said this quarter was particularly affected by Foxconn's recent imag...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Techcrunch How Tablets Are Transforming Business Intelligence
Staying on top of your game and understanding the competitive landscape is essential to winning in the modern business world. A huge component to staying ahead of the curve is keeping a close eye on c...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Techcrunch The Future of Science
Almost every technological and medical innovation in the world has its roots in a scientific paper. Science drives much of the worlds innovation. The faster science moves, the faster the world moves.P...
09:30 am GMT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Techcrunch Data Driven Decisions for Startups
If you dont have any facts, well just use my opinion. - Jim Barksdale (former president and CEO of Netscape).Startups are the sum of the decisions made by the people who run them. Should you raise mon...
08:11 am GMT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Techcrunch Google Releases Full Report of FCC Investigation Into Street View Probe, Finds That Senior Staff Knew
Earlier today Google released the full report of the FCC's investigation into the collection of "payload data" from open Wi-Fi networks -- aka passwords, email and search history from open networks --...
08:11 am GMT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Techcrunch Google Releases Full Report On Street View Investigation, Finds That Staff Knew About Wi-Fi Sniffing
Earlier today Google released the full report of the FCC's investigation into the collection of "payload data" from open Wi-Fi networks -- aka passwords, email and search history from open networks --...
07:14 am GMT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Techcrunch No, AirPlay Is Not The New Apple TV
If you asked your mom or dad what DLNA or UPnP stood for or did, would they just look at you weird? While the two technologies enable users to wirelessly beam content to Internet Connected TVs from th...
04:30 am GMT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Techcrunch Hardware Start-Ups: Join Us In Hardware Alley At TechCrunch Disrupt NY
TechCrunch Disrupt is all about start-ups but we often give short shrift to hardware-based companies. Well, that's about to change because we're now running Hardware Alley, a one day exhibition of som...
01:30 am GMT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Techcrunch HTC One S Review: I Give It A Fly
Despite the fact that there's no real wow factor here, it would be entirely unfair to say that HTC's One S isn't a great phone. It is. The hardware is some of the best I've seen in a long time, Sense ...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, April 29, 2012
Techcrunch Lane Becker On How To Plan Serendipity In Tech And Business [TCTV]
Lane Becker has been a familiar figure in the Silicon Valley tech scene for years, as the co-founder of startups such as Adaptive Path and Get Satisfaction, and an advisor at early-stage venture capit...
11:32 pm GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Techcrunch The Seven Forces Disrupting Venture Capital
For the past two years, I have read or glanced over what seems like hundreds of blog posts and thousands of tweets from people who either directly claim or indirectly hint at a disruption of tradition...
09:46 pm GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Techcrunch Cyberpunks Rejoice: Kickstarter Project Aims To Resurrect Shadowrun
If you spent any time in high school thinking about ley lines and bio-implants, you were probably a Shadowrun player. The game, which petered out after a disastrous run as a PC/Xbox game in 2007, brou...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: The Teddy Bear Bubble
The Gillmor Gang John Borthwick, Danny Sullivan, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor took the bait and played the Are We in a Bubble game. With Apple's stock price in free fall, the mobile giant reporte...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Techcrunch They Aint Making Any More of Them: The Great Engineering Shortage of 2012
Editors note: This post is authored by guest contributor Jon Bischke. Jon is a founder of Entelo and is an advisor to several startups. You can follow Jon on Twitter here.Corner any up-and-coming Kevi...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Techcrunch How Great Entrepreneurs Create Their Own Luck
Editors note: This post is authored by guest contributor Thor Muller, a New York Times best selling author. His latest book, "Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Busines...
05:45 pm GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Techcrunch Book Excerpt: Bruce Perrys Fitness For Geeks
And Now for Something Completely DifferentTry this: you wake up without an alarm sometime soon after sunrise, with plenty of time to spare to make it to work.It was a good sleep; you went to bed just ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Techcrunch Interview: John Robb
John Robb is an astronautical engineer turned US Air Force Special Operations pilot turned Forrester lead analyst turned startup CTO/COO turned military theorist and author, to oversimplify. His writi...
09:00 am GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Patent Acquisitions? Theyre More About Google Than Yahoo
In the past few months, Facebooks patent portfolio has grown exponentially asa result of acquisitions of patent portfolios from IBM and Microsoft. After acquiring650 AOL patents and patent application...
05:14 am GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Techcrunch Tumblr President John Maloney Steps Down, Promises Awesome New Stuff
Tumblr President John Maloney just posted (on his Tumblr, natch) that he's stepping down from a day-to-day operational role at the company."Its the right time for me and a good time for Tumblr," Malon...
03:52 am GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Techcrunch Spanning Stats Has Scanned 25,000+ Google Drives
Spanning, which already offers a backup service for Google Apps, is now riding the coattails of Google Drive.Two days after the Drive announcement, Spanning released a new, free tool called Spanning S...
03:10 am GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Techcrunch The Winklevoss Twins Are Now VCs: We Think The Cloud Is Going To Be Huge
It's a Friday afternoon (in some parts of the world, at least), so go ahead -- take a nice long drink of your favorite alcoholic beverage. If you're like me, you'll need it to make it through the CNBC...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Techcrunch The Wearable Computing Startup From Agamatrixs Founders, Former Apple CEO John Sculley, Raised $7.6M
Google Glass isn't the only game in town.Misfit Wearables, a wearable computing startup from the founding team of mobile health company Agamatrix and former Apple chief executive John Sculley, just ra...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Techcrunch Misfit Wearables, The Startup From Agamatrixs Founders, Former Apple CEO John Sculley, Raises $7.6M
Google Glass isn't the only game in town.Misfit Wearables, a wearable computing startup from the founding team of mobile health company Agamatrix and former Apple chief executive John Sculley, just ra...
02:21 am GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Techcrunch A Run Down Of The Mobile Startups At MLove, Monterey
MLOVE is a European mobile conference with a difference. If a mobile conference was crossed with TED and a music festival, that's vaguely like Mlove. Its big annual event is in an old East German cast...
02:01 am GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube For Google TV Gets Recommendations, Smoother Playback And A +1 Button
Google TV, the company's first serious foray into the living room, hasn't exactly set the world on fire. That doesn't mean Google has given up, though. Far from it. While there hasn't been much news a...
01:01 am GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Techcrunch Gripevines Dave Carroll Tackles Customer Service Resolution After United Broke His Guitar
It's an interesting story. One day, Dave Carroll was taking a flight with his band-mates on United Airlines. When he landed at his destination, he noticed that United staff were throwing his $3,500 Ta...
12:35 am GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Techcrunch Study: 95% Of Independent Restaurant Dont Have Mobile Sites, Only 40% Have Online Menus
Restaurants just love to put Flash intros with auto-playing music and animations on their front pages. If you are trying to look at a one of these sites on your mobile browser without Flash, chances a...
12:35 am GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Techcrunch Study: 95% Of Independent Restaurants Dont Have Mobile Sites, Only 40% Have Online Menus
Restaurants just love to put Flash intros with auto-playing music and animations on their front pages. If you are trying to look at a one of these sites on your mobile browser without Flash, chances a...
12:24 am GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Techcrunch Target Neutralized: Amazon Beats Tablet Makers At Their Own Game
With the announcement that the Kindle Fire has grabbed 54.4% of the Android Tablet market, it's clear to see that Amazon's Trojan Horse strategy paid off. As I wrote back in December, the Fire is Amaz...
12:15 am GMT - Sat, April 28, 2012
Techcrunch Sonys Gamer-Friendly Xperia Play Could Have Had A Real QWERTY Keyboard Too
Sony's Android-powered Xperia Play debuted to mixed reviews last year, but according to a newly published patent, Sony was apparently toying with the idea of making something much more interesting bef...
11:39 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 04.27.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - John Borthwick, Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm PT....
11:29 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo: Facebook Bought Patents Just To Countersue, They Lack Good Faith, Should Be Disregarded
Counter-countersuit! Yahoo today claimed that the patents Facebook is countering its original patent infringement lawsuit against the social network with "were acquired by Facebook for purposes of ret...
11:29 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Says Patents Facebook Bought Were Just To Countersue, Lack Good Faith, Should Be Thrown Out
Counter-countersuit! Yahoo today claimed that the patents Facebook is countering its original patent infringement lawsuit against the social network with "were acquired by Facebook for purposes of ret...
11:29 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoos Five Counter-Counterclaims Against Facebook. #1: Throw Out Retaliatory Patents
Today Yahoo hit Facebook with five big counter-counterclaims designed to invalidate the patents cited in the social network's infringement countersuit. If the court concurs, Facebookcould be left wide...
11:22 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Barely 3 Months Post-Launch, Loyalty App Punchcard Is Live In 15M Locations, Nears Profitability
The mobile apps from stealthy loyalty startup Punchcard have only been on the market since February, but the company is now reporting it's close to being cash-flow positive. Like a digital version of ...
11:13 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch The IPO Boom Is Back: Pricings Hit A 12-Year High, With Tech Stocks Leading The Way
It's official: We're back in boom times from a tech IPO standpoint. 2012 is now on pace to be a record-breaking year for initial public offerings, and technology companies are leading the way. Fifty-s...
10:46 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch All-Star Cast Invests 750K In Ben Huh And Matt Galligans Mobile News Startup Circa
SimpleGeo's Matt Galligan and Icanhascheezburger'sBen Huh have teamed up to change the way people consume news via mobile. Their startup Circa, which boasts a newsworthy list of advisors like former D...
10:16 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch 42Floors PDA: The War For Talent Among Startups Needs A New Approach. Heres Why
Startups do the darndest things. As you may or may not have seen, Y Combinator startup 42Floors made a bold and fairly unprecedented move today -- as hiring goes, in any case. 42Floors Co-founder Jaso...
10:15 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Drive Arrives In ChromeOS Developer Channel
Ever since Google released its cloud storage service Google Drive earlier this week, there has been some speculation as to what its integration with ChromeOS, Google's cloud-centric operating system, ...
09:57 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Klouchebag, Finally Something More Douchey Than Klout
Today my Twitter friends are going nuts about Klouchebag, the service that takes social media parody (and Klout puns) to the next level, with algorithms and stuff.As with Klout, you enter your Twitter...
09:24 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: 2 Free Tickets To Disrupt NYC #TCDisrupt
TechCrunch Disrupt NYC is almost here! Yes, we are very excited. And you should be, too. We have already announced some incredible speakers and judges who will be joining us next month in New York, an...
09:24 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Social Networking And Gaming Mobile Apps Are Now Neck-And-Neck For Time Spent On Android, iOS
In another sign that something fundamental is changing on the iOS and Android platforms, mobile analytics provider Flurry has found that consumers are spending as much time in social networking apps a...
09:15 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Be Concise! The Top Questions Asked At A Y Combinator Interview
As of yesterday Y Combinator began its marathon series of interviews to decide which startup teams will ultimately go through the - now world-renowned - program. Interviews go on for five days. Rumour...
09:10 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Report: 69% Of Tablet Owners Watch TV And Surf The Web Simultaneously
Just watching TV without also using a tablet or smartphone at the same time seems to be on its way out. Earlier this month, Nielsen launched the first part of its report on primetime TV viewers in the...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Send The Trends Gugnani & Chris Dixon Discuss M&A
In episode II of Divya Gugnani's Founder Stories interview with host Chris Dixon, the two dive into M&A, a topic that both founders know well. Dixon's company Hunch, was recently acquired by eBay ...
08:51 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Now Out Of Beta, Tykoon Teaches Kids (And Parents) About Managing Finances
NYC-based financial services startup for families, Tykoon, is exiting its private beta and is launching its first mobile app for iPhone. The company, which aims to change the ways kids think about and...
08:36 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Titan II Review: Initial Impressions (Hands-On Photos)
The Titan II is yet another success for the hardware team over at HTC. It feels excellent in the hand, even if it's huge, has a nice balanced weight to it, and the little chin at the bottom gives it s...
08:30 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Over A Year Since Launch, The Mac App Store Passes 10,000 App Milestone
Apple's iOS App Store always seems to outshine its computer-based counterpart, but it seems the company's Mac App Store has just hit a big milestone of its own. With the help of some timely database q...
08:05 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Crackdown On Download Bots Meant Installs For Top iOS Apps Took A Dive In March
Downloads for the top 200 free apps in the U.S. iTunes app store took a 30 percent dive in March, according to Fiksu, a Charles River Ventures-backed company that helps mobile developers find users ch...
07:38 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung May Have Just Become The King Of Mobile Handsets, While S&P Downgrades Nokia To Junk
Samsung has been, for years, slowly approaching Nokia as the world's biggest handset maker, and today looks like the day the crown has been passed: As of last quarter, Strategy Analytics noted that Sa...
07:20 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Edutainment Startup Fingerprint Digital Doubles In Size With Addition Of 6 New Games
San Francisco-basedFingerprint Digital, a startup building educational apps for kids as well as a parent-child communication system for iOS apps, is doubling the size of its network today with the add...
07:17 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Dan Bulls Facebook Epic Rap Aims To Be Most-Torrented Single On Global Music Charts
This is a few days old but it's well worth revisiting if you haven't seen it yet. It's by English rapper Dan Bull and it's about everyone's favorite time-waster, TheFacebook. The best part?He also doe...
07:05 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch TheWhoot Co-Founders On Taking The Flakiness Out Of Social Planning
Back in the day, before the cell phone, people had to be where they said they'd be. There was no such thing as flaking out, and if you did, you were just a bad person. But these days, even when we mak...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Eventbrite Launches First Industry-Specific Ticketing Platform For Races And Walks, Endurance
Online ticketing platform Eventbrite is debuting a new vertical today, called Endurance, which focuses specifically on selling tickets for races and walks, including marathons, triathlons, races, fund...
06:41 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch TicketLeap Introduces Seating Chart Design Tools For Ambitious Event Planners
Sure you there are services to sell tickets to arenas and event spaces (not to mention parties and the like) but thus far there hasn't been a good way to allow customers to pick their seats. TicketLea...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Skype Launches Ridiculous New Facebook App, Humoticons
Skye introduced a new Facebook app this morning, and before you get your hopes up, it's not some amazing new way to Skype from the browser plug-in free, or kick off multi-person video chat sessions ri...
05:15 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Intuit Acquires Marketing SaaS Company Demandforce For $423.5M In Cash
Intuit has just acquired marketing SaaS company Demandforce for $423.5 million in cash. Demandforces SaaS application automates internet marketing and communications, so customers can focus on running...
05:10 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch The Open Source CEO: Jim Whitehurst
If you read the Red Hat website, you'll find pages describing their attitude toward open source, collaboration, and more. It reads pretty much like every other marketing spiel from every company onlin...
04:40 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Twilios European March Continues With Its First Full-Time Hire Outside The U.S. [And Telefonica Loses One]
Twilio, developer of a VoIP API that is used by companies like eBay, Airbnb and Hulu to add voice services into their consumer apps, has been adding support for European countries as part of its expan...
02:46 pm GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Q&A Site ChaCha Cancels UK Expansion After Poor User Take-Up
Can a reasonably successful, U.S.-based mobile content brand find equal success for its English-language service in the UK? It's a question that could have been asked on the Q&A service ChaCha, an...
08:55 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Torbits Insight Measures The Affect Of Site Speed On Your Bounce, Conversion & Revenue
Anyone who runs a website, especially those who those who do the majority of their business through a web portal, know how important speedy load times are to keeping their customers engaged, on site, ...
08:55 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Torbits Insight Measures The Effect Of Site Speed On Your Bounce, Conversion & Revenue
Anyone who runs a website, especially those who those who do the majority of their business through a web portal, know how important speedy load times are to keeping their customers engaged, on site, ...
08:26 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Viddy Is Raising $30M At A $370M Valuation
Someone wise once said "If Instagram for video were to happen it would look nothing like Instagram" but, because it was on Twitter, I briefly saw that tweet before it got lost in the ether and now I c...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch A MicroReview Of The Fantastic $9.99 MicroStylus
This just might be the best stylus ever made. I'm completely serious. The problem with most styli is that there is never one around when needed. Besides that, the pen form factor is often not conduciv...
06:56 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch SketchUp Is Googles First Divestment Ever, And It Made A Profit
Google's sale of a previously purchased arm of the company this morning, 3D modeling software SketchUp to Trimble, isn't just something it does "every now and again". It's actually Google's first dive...
06:56 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch SketchUp Is Googles First Divestment In Years, And It Made A Profit
Google's sale of a previously purchased arm of the company this morning, 3D modeling software SketchUp, to Trimble, isn't just something it does "every now and again". It's actually Google's first div...
04:30 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Project Glass: An Exercise In Mediocrity?
So Google X founder Sebastian Thrun was on Charlie Rose last night showing off his latest creation, Project Glass. Which, if you haven't seen by now, is quite possibly one of the most ambitious consum...
04:30 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch U.S. House Passes Controversial CISPA Cybersecurity Bill 248 To 168
This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) by a vote of 248 to168. Unlike SOPA, which focused on copyright violati...
03:35 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Trained By The Best: Facebook And J.C. Penny Both Hire Away Apple Execs
So, in case you haven't heard, Apple is doing pretty well. Things are different now without Steve at the helm, but change isn't always bad. Although George Colony, taking the contrarian approach, woul...
03:35 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Trained By The Best: Facebook And J.C. Penney Both Hire Away Apple Execs
So, in case you haven't heard, Apple is doing pretty well. Things are different now without Steve at the helm, but change isn't always bad. Although George Colony, taking the contrarian approach, woul...
03:35 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Trained By The Best: Facebook And J.C. Penney Hire Apple Design Execs
So, in case you haven't heard, Apple is doing pretty well. Things are different now without Steve at the helm, but change isn't always bad. Although George Colony, taking the contrarian approach, woul...
03:16 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch London Olympics To Visitors: Dont Share What You See
Don't copy that pole vault! According to the London 2012 Olympic "conditions for ticket holders," you are not allowed to take pictures or video of the events nor are you allowed to "exploit" any video...
02:42 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Tech Investors Dive Into Adrian Greniers New Beer Startup, Churchkey
Old movie buffs (and older readers) may remember a time when beer was sold in steel cans that were opened with a "church key." Entourage star Adrian Grenier is tapping into that nostalgia, we hear, wi...
02:30 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Hacker Jailed For Stealing Facebooks Source Code Tells All, Claims Innocence
He stole Facebook's source code, but never copied, published, or sold it. Then he was arrested and imprisoned. Now released after four months in jail, Glenn Steven Mangham claims he's an innocent whit...
02:15 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon CFO Dodges Questions On Antitrust, Patents, Kindle Plans
Amazon just wrapped up its earnings call for the first quarter fo the year, and the most common phrase may have been, "I probably can't help you."To be fair, earnings calls are always a dance, where a...
02:11 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga CEO Mark Pincus: $180M OMGPOP Acquisition Was A Rare Instance
Stepping back from remarks a few weeks ago that suggested that Zynga was about to go on a shopping spree, Zynga chief executive Mark Pincus said the $180 million acquisition of Draw Something-maker OM...
01:43 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Onion Browser: A Mobile Browser For The Truly Paranoid
If, for whatever reason, you need to cover your tracks while you are browsing the web on your desktop, you have plenty of options to keep anonymous. Thanks to Orbot, Android users, too, have the optio...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Send The Trends Gugnani On Seizing An Idea, Surviving A Crash & Being Acquired By QVC
Divya Gugnani is the co-founder of Send the Trend, a New York based startup that was recently acquired by QVC, just a year-and-a half after launching in 2010.Gugnani, whose founding team includes Proj...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch The Decline Of Android Foretells The Rise Of A Total Apple Monopoly
We have always built and destroyed monopolies. Companies often start out good but slowly turn, for lack of a better word, evil. The twin dark stars of profit and market share bring even the kindest co...
12:35 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Amazons Q1 2012: Revenue Up 34 Percent To $13.2B, Net Income Down 35 Percent
Amazon just reported earnings for the first quarter of 2012. Net sales increased 34% to $13.18 billion in the first quarter, compared with $9.86 billion in first quarter 2011. Net income decreased 35%...
12:19 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Beats Estimates With Revenues Of $321 Million As Mobile Fuels Most Of Its Bookings Growth
Zynga's revenues rose 32 percent to $321 million in the first quarter, beating analysts' estimates of $316.8 million in revenue and earnings of 5 cents a share excluding stock-based expenses. Bookings...
12:19 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Beats Q1 Estimates With Revenues Of $321 Million As Mobile Usage Climbs To 21M Daily
Zynga's revenues rose 32 percent to $321 million in the first quarter, beating analysts' estimates of $316.8 million in revenue and earnings of 5 cents a share excluding stock-based expenses. Bookings...
12:17 am GMT - Fri, April 27, 2012
Techcrunch A Rare Sale: Despite 30 Million Activations In The Last Year, Google Sends SketchUp To Trimble
Google is prolific when it comes to its in-house production, churning out new ideas and products all the time, and the company isn't afraid to pull the plug if the idea doesn't pan out. In fact, CEO L...
11:46 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch ComScore: Amazons Kindle Fire Now Has Over Half The U.S. Android Tablet Market (And All The Mindshare?)
On the same day that Amazon will be releasing its quarterly earnings, some research from comScore underscores just how far the company has come since launching its Kindle Fire tablet in November 2011....
11:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Wolfram Alpha Launches Its First Desktop App
Wolfram Alpha, the "computational knowledge engine," just launched a desktop app for Windows 7 PCs through Intel's AppUp store. After launching numerous iOS and Android apps (including for the B&N...
11:38 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Experience The Wonder Of Streaming Piracy With iOSLiveTV.com
This is so illegal that we can probably expect to see it fold in a matter of hours, but if you're really hankering for some Russian or German TV right now - or some hott sexxxy Penthouse action - iOSL...
11:27 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Pizza, After-Parties, And Start-Ups: The TC Mini Meet-Up In NYC Will Rock Your Socks!
May is going to be a busy month here in the city. Along with Disrupt and the continuation of our highly successful Office Hours sessions, we're also hosting an ironically massive "Mini" Meet-Up in NYC...
11:19 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Messaging Startup SendHub Raises $2M From Kapor, Menlo Ventures, 500 Startups, Angels & Others
SendHub, the YC-backed messaging service which has been growing like crazy this year, has just scored $2 million in seed funding in a round led byKapor Capital, and with participation from Menlo Ventu...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, MinoMonsters Josh Buckley Chronicles His Quest to Constantly Create
"In the Studio" marches on this week with yet another entrepreneur who on the surface seems too young to be a founder/CEO, until you peel back the layers and realize that he actually has a decade's wo...
10:24 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch The Profit Is In Another Castle: Nintendo Records First-Ever Annual Loss
Citing poor sales of the Nintendo 3DS and "the stronger yen against the euro was also another reason," Nintendo posted its first-ever loss - $534.6 million on revenue of $8 billion. This is down from ...
10:24 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Updates iPhone and Android Apps: Improves Discover Tab, Search & Push Notifications
Twitter just announced the latest updates to its mobile apps for Android and iOS. With these updates, these apps get a number of much-needed new features, including an improved Discover tab, better su...
10:17 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch OnSports Raises $2M Led By Floodgate To Be The Mobile Watercooler For Sports Fanatics
In both sports and the tech industry, you win some and you lose some. Even though OnSports chief executive Aaron Krane got a nasty black eye this week in a pick-up basketball game, his company just cl...
10:12 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Look, See: Warby Parker Launches $150 Prescription Shades
There are plenty of places to turn if one is looking to buy prescription glasses, but the problem is that most of those options are expensive. So David Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal started Warby Parker ...
10:02 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Hub Ventures, Excelerate Labs & MuckerLab Announce New Startups
The startup accelerator scene is booming, and that means there will be days like today, when a bunch of news from the various incubators around the country hits all at the same time. Today, we've got ...
09:47 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Jack Dorsey Talks Square, Twitter, And Instagram-Facebook With Charlie Rose
Twitter co-founder, and Square CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey sat down with Charlie Rose yesterday (you can watch the full video clip here) to talk about the two companies he's developed as well as Fa...
09:39 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Sincerely Ink Launches In-App Giving Program, Lets You Send Cards With Charitable Donations
Sincerelyis on a roll. The startup behind a ton of photo-printing and greeting card mobile apps, includingPostagram,PopBooth,Sincerely InkandDotti, just launched the underpinnings its photo sharing ne...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Track Your Facebook Abuse, Bullying, Spam Reports With Transparent New Support Dashboard
Facebook wants you to know it's listening when you report bullying, hate speech, identity theft, and spam, so today it launched a new Support Dashboard for tracking these reports until they're resolve...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Mail.Ru Q1 Earnings: Revenues Up 45% To $160M
Mail.ru, the Internet giant -- and 2 percent owner of Facebook -- today reported Q1 revenues of $160 million, up 45 percent over last year and posted annual earnings with a full-year net profit $208.6...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Customer Service Support SaaS Freshdesk Raises $5M From Tiger Global And Accel
Freshdesk, an Indian startup that offers a cloud-based customer support platform, has raised $5 million in financing led by Tiger Global Management with previous investor Accel Partners participating....
08:58 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch StumbleUpon Reaches 25M Registered Users, Plans For Global Expansion And API
CEO Garrett Camp tells me that content discovery service StumbleUpon hit 25 million registered users earlier this week, and that those users are pretty damn active the service is now seeing 1.2 billi...
08:20 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Things You Never Thought Would Happen: Wu-Tangs Raekwon Makes Google That Rap Video
"She told me that she Googled my name up /Shootings, robberies and big coke came up". These are lyrics from "Google That", a vulgar, violent new rap song from NORE Styles P, and Wu-Tang Clan member Ra...
07:47 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch What Gaming Can Teach Us About Social Apps
Every time I see a photo sharing app come across the transom, the same question crosses my mind: what about trolls and porn. A game we saw yesterday, Pictorious, asks you to take pictures of items in ...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch With $3M In Hand, Gopogo Launches To Let You Create, Share & Discover Location-Based Stories
With the rise of social networks, people are now sharing more information about themselves online than ever before. Sharing is happening at an unprecedented volume, with some calling it ... "The Share...
07:10 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Last-Minute Booking App HotelTonight Goes International With Toronto And Vancouver
HotelTonight, the smartphone app that lets you book same-day hotel rooms, is moving into international markets for the first time. It now supports bookings in Toronto and Vancouver, and it plans to ad...
07:01 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Mon.ki Is Building A Rapportive For The Web
Prepare for the concept of the address book to be flipped. Today, a startup called mon.ki is launching a new way for you to discover "who you know" by providing that information to you in the context ...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Sony: Why Apple Can Succeed Post-Jobs
While I often prefer to watch analysts hoist themselves with their own petard, it's not often that one dumps out a bit of drivel so short-sighted as George Colony at Forrester. In short, Colony believ...
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Ditto Picks Up $3 Million From August Capital, Others For Its Virtual, 3D Eyeglasses Sales Site
The next big thing in fashion e-commerce is a moving target -- literally. Ditto, a site that lets users upload videos of themselves to use in trying on eyeglasses, has today announced that it has pick...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Walmart Adds Pay With Cash For Online Shoppers At Walmart.com
Walmart.com is launching a new way to checkout, targeting customers who don't have credit or debit cards...or money in the bank for that matter. The company is now allowing customers to buy online and...
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Doh! Homer Simpson, And His Donut, May Show Up In Angry Birds Space
We heard from Peter Vesterbacka himself that Angry Birds Space would be Rovio's biggest launch yet. It's had crazy success since its launch in March, and in proper Rovio fashion, the company has just ...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Fashion Retail And Styling Platform JustFab Seeing Over $100M In Revenue, Expanding Internationally
JustFab, a fashion retail and styling platform, is announcing a number of new metrics today, including over $100 million in yearly revenue as well as international expansion.JustFab was incubated by I...
05:10 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch AHAlife Raises $10.1M To Curate And Sell Hard-To-Find, Luxury Products From Around The World
AHAlife, an e-commerce site for hard-to-find and exclusive luxury lifestyle products, has raised $10.1 million in Series B funding, led by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, with DCM and FirstMark Cap...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Another Crowdfunding Player Enters The Fray: Apps Genius Launches GetFunded.com
This may not have been the U.S. government's exact intention when when it passed the crowdfunding-friendly JOBS Act, but you have to wonder if it has also jumpstarted the number of crowdfunding sites ...
04:35 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Ikea Reveals A Cute Cardboard Digital Rangefinder Camera
Ikea is seemingly getting serious about consumer electronics. First there was the new home theater line and now a digital camera. But the two are slightly different. The disruptive HDTV system, UPPLEV...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Shape Security: Kleiner Perkins & TomorrowVentures Lead $6M Round In Stealth Security Startup
Big corporations have been riddled by security attacks over the past year, and hackers are seemingly only becoming bolder and more resolute. As a result, market research firm The Radicati Group said t...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Shape Security: Kleiner Perkins & Eric Schmidt Lead $6M Round In Stealth Security Startup
Big corporations have been riddled by security attacks over the past year, and hackers are seemingly only becoming bolder and more resolute. As a result, market research firm The Radicati Group said t...
03:10 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Yandex Q1 Earnings: Revenues Up 51% To $200.3M, Net Income Up 53% To $43M
Yandex, Russia's biggest search company, has posted Q1 earnings, with revenues up 51% to $200.3 million, and net income up 53% to $43 million.The results beat analyst expectations: on average analysts...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch ZestCash Debuts New Big Data Underwriting Models To Determine Consumer Credit Risk
ZestCash, a company founded by former Google CIO and VP of engineering Douglas Merrill to legitimize the payday loan industry, is announcing a new patent pending credit decisioning model to better ana...
02:38 pm GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Comparing Pre-IPO Facebook To Pre-IPO Google: Fair, Or A Case Of Apples And Oranges?
Facebook, in its updated S-1 released on April 23, dazzled us with more milestone user numbers: 901 million monthly active users, and 500 million on mobile. But it also reported a decline in revenues ...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Opera 12 Beta Launches, Loses Voice, Unite and Widgets
Opera is launching the first official beta of the next version of its desktop browser today. As usual, the Opera 12 beta includes a number of new features and enhancements, but also marks the end of s...
08:54 am GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Confirmed: Galaxy S III To Pack Samsungs New 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad Processor
Samsung has been doing their damnedest to keep their next Galaxy phone under wraps, but there's one thing they just couldn't keep quiet about -- the processor.The Korean electronics giant announced no...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Finally, Professional Social Network LinkedIn Gives Users An iPad App
Although the iPad has been available for more than two years, LinkedIn has yet to offer its users a native app despite the fact that mobile engagement has been growing at a fast pace for the network. ...
07:30 am GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Hasbro Goes After Blogger In IP Theft Case
You'd never think that the world of Nerf guns and dart shooters was so intense, but Hasbro apparently sued a blogger for leaking information about unreleased Nerf products he found on Chinese marketpl...
06:41 am GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon May Finally Be Ready To Battle Apple In China With Kindle Debut
Are Amazon's Kindle tablets and e-readers ready to break into the world's biggest market? We've spotted someChinese Help documentation for AmazonKindle devices on the company'sChina-facing siteina sig...
06:38 am GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Mothra Quarter Was Actually More Impressive Than Their Godzilla Quarter
Two quarters ago, Apple unleashed Godzilla. It was a quarter so spectacular that the only appropriate way to describe it was in pure expletive form. $46 billion in revenue. $13 billion in profit. 37 m...
05:38 am GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch ShopLocket Promises Customers They Can Sell Anything, Anywhere
A new startup called ShopLocket says it's ready to serve people who want to sell things online, but don't need to create a full-blown storefront.Supposedly, co-founder and CEO Katherine Hague was part...
04:45 am GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch EdgeRank Checker Hustles, Builds Tool Just Five Days After Facebook Real-Time Insights API Goes Live
Facebook quietly released an API for its new real-time Insights last week that lets developers build tools that allows companies to track news feed post performance, virality, and negative feedback. J...
04:10 am GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Socialcam Just Added Millions Of New Users, So It Tweaked Its App To Make Them Stick Around
Socialcam, the "Instagram for video" iPhone app that spun out of user generated video sharing pioneer Justin.tv last year, has had a pretty crazy past week. A Hacker News post aimed at recruiting engi...
03:54 am GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch 18+ Million Users And 17+ Tracks Later, Leaked Spotify Recruitment Deck Offers Peek At First Sketch Of UI
Spotify has been busy as of late, launching brand apps, adding more social functionality through a partnership with Turntable.fm competitor Soundrop, overhauling its Android app, adding a Play button,...
03:54 am GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch 18+ Million Users And 17+ Million Tracks Later, Leaked Spotify Recruitment Deck Offers Peek At First Sketch Of UI
Spotify has been busy as of late, launching brand apps, adding more social functionality through a partnership with Turntable.fm competitor Soundrop, overhauling its Android app, adding a Play button,...
03:04 am GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch MarkaVIP Secures $10 million As The Middle East Takes Off
Online private sales burst onto the scene a few years ago in the shape of Vente Privee in Europe and, later, Gilt in the US. It's a model we all know and love - and it's rapidly proving a model with w...
01:30 am GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Never, Ever Promote From Within
My father, Alfred Bud Weiss, owned a car dealership Buds Cadillacs of Miami, Florida. When Id drop by the office, he would usually pepper me with bits of business wisdom, but as a kid, I wasnt very r...
12:47 am GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint Confirms It Will Still Serve Unlimited Data To The Next iPhone
Sprint plans to offer unlimited data on the next iPhone even if it's LTE. This would make the carrier the only one in the U.S. with the pairing. Verizon and AT&T went away from unlimited plans bef...
12:45 am GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Andreessen And Horowitz Explain Why The Firms Partners Are Donating Half Their VC Income To Charity
In the grand tradition of industry barons -- but not so much venture capitalists -- the six general partners at Andreessen Horowitz are donating at least half of the income from their investing activi...
12:32 am GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Dropboxs Drew Houston Weighs In (Briefly) On Google Drive
At the end of Dropbox's "Hey, we have a huge new office!" event today in San Francisco, some reporters cornered CEO Drew Houston and asked him about the big cloud news of the week the launch of Dropb...
12:15 am GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Ancestry.com Acquires Archives.com For $100 Million
Utah-based genealogy site Ancestry.com just announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Silicon Valley-based startup Inflection to acquire its competitor Archives.com for $100 milli...
12:15 am GMT - Thu, April 26, 2012
Techcrunch Rosetta Stone Acquires Kid-Focused Language-Learning Startup GoGo Lingo
Rosetta Stone, for those unfamiliar, are the makers of the oft-advertised language learning software of the same name. The 20-year-old Virginia-based company went public in 2009, and today makes learn...
11:24 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Ark People Search Raised $4.2 Million Seed Round Instead of a Series A to Keep Complete Control
"The series A is essentially dying. If I can get an amazing valuation at a seed round, not give up a board seat, and keep complete control of the company, why not?" This is Ark co-founder Patrick Rile...
11:14 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Is 27% Of Mobile Video Traffic In N. America, Netflix Just 2%
YouTube is the largest source of mobile video traffic, according to a new report from Sandvine, and now accounts for as much as 25% of network data, and no less than 12% at any given time. The report ...
10:49 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Square Now Processing $5B In Payments Per Year; Volume Up 25 Percent Since March
Payments platform Square has released a number of new stats today, as well as good news for merchants using its mobile payments app to accept credit cards. According to a Bloomberg report, Square is n...
10:18 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Latest TV Ad: How Chrome Can Help You Get Your Ex Back
Do you hate how things ended between you and your ex and are you trying to get him/her back? Google apparently knows what that feels like and wants you to use Chrome to set things right. At least, tha...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch With 7B Photos, Flickr Debuts New Speedy, HTML5 Image Uploader; Drag And Drop Interface, And More
Yahoo's photos sharing site, Flickr, has been steadily redesigning a number of components of its platform over the past few months, including editing (courtesy of Aviary), photo views and more. And to...
09:48 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Snapguide Becomes First iOS App With Pinterest Integration
Snapguide today rolled out an update to its iPhone application that lets users share the "how-to" guides built on the app directly to Pinterest. App updates aren't always big deals, but this one is: I...
09:35 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Up Close With Biodigitals 3D Human Simulator [TCTV]
If you missed the Bodies exhibition at your local science center, you may be in luck. Rather than see some hapless Chinese prisoners dissected and put on display, you can now view the human body in 3D...
09:16 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch TubeMogul: Were Totally The Biggest In Real-Time Video Ads, Delivered 6.6B Streams In A Year
TubeMogul is releasing some statistics today about the success of its video ad buying platform. The big message: That when real-time video ads, TubeMogul is the biggest buyer.The company initially off...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Klout Takes Social Influence Mobile With New iOS App
Klout, the startup that measures influence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare, Google+ and other social apps, is debuting its first mobile presence today with the launch of an iO...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Please Welcome TechCrunchs New COO, Veteran Exec And Entrepreneur Ned Desmond
Theres lots going on behind the scenes here at TechCrunch not only are we hiring top writers and putting together a kick-ass lineup for Disrupt in New York next month, were also getting a chief opera...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Google Releases A Playbook For Winning With Mobile
As Google continues to push businesses to embrace mobile advertising, it's trying to make that process a little less intimidating with a new publication titled "The Mobile Playbook: The Busy Executive...
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Klout Takes Social Influence Mobile With New iOS App
Klout, the startup that measures influence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare, Google+ and other social apps, is debuting its first mobile presence today with the launch of an iO...
08:47 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Pegatron Corp. Signs Patent Agreement With Microsoft Over Android, Chrome OS Devices
Microsoft snagged another one. Pegatron is the latest company to sign a patent agreement with Microsoft concerning Android and Chrome devices. The exact terms of this agreement were not disclosed, but...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Berlins Startup Innovators Create A Factory To Call Their Own
There is a chapter in the history of technology startups, or perhaps more a book, that will be dedicated to Berlin. As with other cities, but particularly those that, in 2012, are attracting what I li...
08:24 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Google Adds 3D Photo Tours To Google Maps
Google just added a cool new feature to Google Maps that lets you see photo tours of 15,000 popular landmarks around the world. If these were just photo tours with a Ken Burns effect thrown in for goo...
08:01 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Beefs Up Security, Launches Antivirus Marketplace Free Software From Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos, Symantec
As Facebook pushes ever closer to one billion users, one of the biggest issues it has faced has been backlash from consumers around the areas of privacy and security. Today, the social network is taki...
08:01 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Beefs Up Security With Antivirus Marketplace Full Of Free Software
As Facebook pushes ever closer to one billion users, one of the biggest issues it has faced has been backlash from consumers around the areas of privacy and security. Today, the social network is taki...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch No Longer Just An App, Social Video Service ShowYou Leaps From Mobile To Web
Social video browsing app ShowYou has often been referred to as something like a "Flipboard for video content," but now, that comparison may no longer be as apt. The company today is bringing its sign...
07:26 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch WordPress.com Parent Company Automattic On Track To Make $45M In Revenue This Year
Automattic, the software company best known for running the for-profit fork of the WordPress blog publishing system, is perhaps the best proof out there that blogging can be a real business. Automatti...
06:48 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Social Collaboration Platform For Students Wiggio Hits 1M Users, Launches Paid Version
Wiggio, an online collaboration service designed for students, has been flying under the radar since raising$2.1 million in fundingback in spring of 2010. The company has been slowly and steadily grow...
06:40 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Can President Obama Drive A Sphero Robotic Ball? Yes He Can! [Video]
The Sphero is a clever little gadget. It's instantly addictive made possible by an incredibly intuitive control scheme. In short the little robotic ball is controlled by simply drawing on the connecte...
06:24 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Clipboard CEO Gary Flake On Privacy And The Pinterest-Esque Redesign
Gary Flake is a cool guy. He's the CEO and founder of Clipboard, a web clipping service that lets you grab pieces of the Internet and save them in your own curated catalog of web-flavored goodies.It's...
06:08 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Linux Foundation To Host Open Source Cloud Conference CloudOpen
It wasn't that long ago that I complained about cloud fragmentation issues. There were some interesting observations in the comments on that post. Now word comes that the Linux Foundation is hosting C...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch A Galaxy Note In T-Mobile Trim Spotted In The Wild
It seems the Samsung Galaxy Note really is headed to T-Mobile. A pic showing a T-Mobile-branded Note was just posted on TmoNews somewhat confirm a report from earlier this week. The phone here had the...
05:39 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Car Buying Site CarWoo Teams Up With Comparison Shopping Service FindTheBest
YC-backed new car-buying service CarWoois partnering up with car comparison site FindTheBest, which operates something like a Kayak.com for hundreds of products and services from smartphones to snow b...
05:35 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch IBM Acquires Enterprise Search Software Company Vivisimo To Boost Big Data Analytics
On the heels of acquiring sales data analytics company Varicent last week, Big Blue is making another buy in the data space today Vivisimo. Financial terms were not disclosed.Vivisimo, which has rais...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch PayNearMe Takes Cash Payments System Mobile
PayNearMe, an alternative payments product that provides a compelling way for the 'unbanked' to use cash payments for online goods, is debuting its first mobile integration today. As you may know, the...
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch The Facebook Phone Rumor Is Back
Once upon a time Michael Arrington broke the news that Facebook was developing its own phone. That was in 2010. However in a followup interview with TechCrunch, Mark Zuckerberg killed the notion, sayi...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Storage Platform Box Debuts New Enhanced API; Partners With General Assembly And TechStars
Cloud storage platform Box has been aggressively targeting and engaging developers in building out an ecosystem around the company's collaboration and file storage platform. Last Fall, Box launched a ...
04:43 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Next WWDC Dates Announced: June 11-June 15
The day after another monster set of earnings from Apple, the company is continuing the momentum. Today, Apple has announced the dates for its next Worldwide Developers Conference: June 11-15, held in...
04:43 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Next WWDC Dates Announced: June 11-15
The day after another monster set of earnings from Apple, the company is continuing the momentum. Today, Apple has announced the dates for its next Worldwide Developers Conference: June 11-15, held in...
04:43 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Next WWDC Dates Announced: June 11-15 [Update: It's Sold Out, Folks]
The day after another monster set of earnings from Apple, the company is continuing the momentum. Today, Apple has announced the dates for its next Worldwide Developers Conference: June 11-15, held in...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Java Application Deployment Platform Jelastic Raises $2 Million from Russian Venture Funds
Jelastic, a U.S./Ukrainian/Russian provider of a cloud-based deployment platform for Java apps, has closed a $2 million Series A funding round from Russia and CIS-focused Almaz Capital Partners and Fo...
02:57 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Study: Apples iOS And Mac Platforms Drive The Most Search Requests; Linux the Least, Says Chitika
Google is the undisputed search giant at the moment, with some 92 percent of all searches passing through its engines worldwide at the moment. But when it comes to what browsers seem to be driving the...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise Cloud Storage And Peer-To-Peer Backup Service Symform Raises $11M
Cloud storage and backup service Symform has raised $11 million led by WestRiver Capital, with participation from existing investors OVP and Longworth Capital.The Symform Cloud Storage Network provide...
12:57 pm GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch How Ridiculous Does This Headline Sound?
So I am sitting here staring at this New York Times article and it is titled"Apple Chiefs Offhand Comment Spawns Internet Quip," which is probably one of the most ridiculous news headlines I've ever s...
08:11 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch With A New Educational Platform, TED Gives Teachers The Keys To A Flipped Classroom
You may know TED, not as the guy from marketing, but as the nonprofit organization devoted to "Ideas Worth Spreading" -- or as the set of global conferences, Talks, and videos that touch on the many h...
06:57 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Fan Wars: Former Google Biz Dev Head David Dowd Becomes VP Of Social Marketer FanBridge
Right now there's a cutthroat battle between social marketing platforms to represent the world's biggest brands. In hopes of seducing dollars from offline and clients from competitors, social marketin...
06:37 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch OpenUDID Gets Back-Up From 17 Mobile Ad Companies In The Hunt For UDID Alternatives
OpenUDID, a new, open-source identification scheme that was created by marketing company Appsfire, says it has rounded up support from 17 mobile advertising companies (including itself) as developers ...
06:22 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Birchbox Co-Founder Katia Beauchamp: Were Poised To Grow Way Beyond Beauty [TCTV]
Birchbox, the New York City-based startup that provides a monthly delivery service of beauty and personal care product samples, seemed like a lark to some when it when it first came on the scene back ...
04:34 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Incubator Lemnos Labs Is Looking For Its Next Class Of Hardware Startups
It seems like everyone's worried about an incubator bubble, but seriously Lemnos Labs is doing something different. It's not just incubating for the latest social network or iPhone app. Instead, it's...
04:06 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Launches Share Button, Ignores That Few Users = No Referral Traffic = No Installs
Blogs and content sites are only willing to give up valuable real estate and clutter themselves with social sharing buttons if they get ample referral traffic in return. That's the big problem with th...
03:22 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch ComScore: Travel Sites Grow 10% To 69.7M Uniques In March, With TripAdvisor In The Lead
ComScore today released its analysis of this month's top properties on ye olde Webernets in the U.S. There are a number of points of interest, but among them, it seems that lotto sites were the top be...
03:21 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Chinese Web Search Giant Baidu Sees $677 Million In Q1 Revenue, Up 75% Year-Over-Year
Baidu, China's leading web search company today issued its quarterly earnings report for the first three months of 2012. The company made $677 million in top-line revenue, up 75 percent from the reven...
03:19 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch WTF Was That Happy Song At The End Of The Apple Earnings Call?
Earning calls are super fascinating when you think about it; For multiple hours a quarter we tune in with the thousands of other tech bloggers to dissect the financials of the public companies we spen...
03:16 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Workout Spots Wants To Be The OpenTable For Fitness
Workout Spots is hoping to bring the oh-so-popular "OpenTable for X" approach to the world of fitness.The goal, as the name implies, is to help people find nearby gyms, and to register for classes at ...
02:49 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch See It To Believe It: AOL Is Launching AOL On, A Video Network To Drive Video Ad Sales
AOL has had a few knocks from shareholders over whether it's on the right track with its content strategy -- a mix of high-volume, ad-based websites that cover lifestyle, tech, travel, news and more -...
02:23 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Unlike Thermonuclear Steve Jobs, Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Hed Rather Settle Litigation
Looks like Tim Cook doesn't quite want to go as "thermonuclear" on rival phone makers as Apple founder Steve Jobs did. Cook didn't sound so eager to pursue patent infringement suits against Samsung, M...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apples iTunes Stores Generates $1.9B In Revenue in Q2, Has 600,000 Apps
Apple's iOS ecosystem keeps on rolling. The company said it has more than 600,000 apps in the store, up from the 550,000 number they confirmed a month ago. On top of that the iTunes store generated $1...
01:56 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer: The New iPad Is On Fire
If you were one of the naysayers who thought that there wouldn't be a very strong consumer appetite for the newest twist on the already very popular iPad, it may be time to think again. Apple's top ex...
01:38 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch iCloud Now Has 125 Million Users, Says Apple CFO Oppenheimer
Well, that was fast. Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer just announced on Apple's Q2 2012 earnings call that the company's iCloud service has attracted 125 million users in the roughly six months since the s...
01:38 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch iCloud Has Over 125 Million Users, Says Apple CFO Oppenheimer
Well, that was fast. Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer just announced on Apple's Q2 2012 earnings call that the company's iCloud service has attracted 125 million users in the roughly six months since the s...
01:33 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Stores Continue To Be A Juggernaut, With $4.4B In Revenue, 85M Visitors To Stores In Q2
Apple just reported its second quarter earnings, revealing that the revenue from its Apple Stores was at 4.4 billion, an increase of 38 percent year over year.Apple stores were responsible for a littl...
01:22 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Makes Android Apps More Viral With Social Discovery
Facebook has been in the process of ramping up its effort to leverage its ever-growing platform to aid mobile developers to market their native and HTML5-based apps. In this attempt to extend its plat...
01:14 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Chinese iPhone Sales Mind-Boggling, Bring China Revenues To $7.9B
The angry mobs in Beijing weren't lying. Apple's iPhone 4 has made a splash in China, bringing the company's phone sales there up by fivefold from a year ago. The device didn't debut there until this ...
01:04 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Q2 Earnings: Apple Now Has Over $110 Billion In Cash Reserves
Apple has once again beaten analysts' expectations with its Q2 results out today, and correspondingly the iPhone giant now has an even stronger cash position than it did before: $110 billion in the si...
12:52 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Live Blog: Apples Q2 Earnings Call
Apple just released its FY2012 Q2 earnings and will host its earnings call at 2pm Pacific / 5pm Eastern today. We will live blog this call for you below, but you can also listen in to the call here (Q...
12:40 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Q2 2012: 35.1M iPhones, 11.8M iPads, 4M Macs, and 7.7M iPods
Apple just released its second quarter financial numbers. Overall hardware sales decreased from its record previous quarter but with the notable exception of the iPods, they're up from the same quarte...
12:35 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Q2 2012: $11.6B In Profit, $39.2B In Revenue, 35.1M iPhones Sold
Apple has just posted their Q2 2012 financials, and revealed that over the last 14 weeks the company has pulled in $11.6 billion in profit on $39.2 billion in revenues, which breaks down to $12.30 per...
12:27 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Betaworks With A Twist: Sandbox Brings Its Startup Foundry To San Francisco
Ask Sandbox Industries how it defines its company, and it will tell you that it is neither an accelerator, nor a venture fund. That's because the company is attempting to bring a new approach to the t...
12:12 am GMT - Wed, April 25, 2012
Techcrunch Firefox 12 Has Arrived: Introduces Silent Updates For Windows Users And Improved Developer Tools
A new version of Firefox used to be a big deal, but since Mozilla switched to a rapid release schedule, these updates are becoming pretty routine. Today, Mozilla launched Firefox 12. For most users, t...
11:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Task-Tracking Service iDoneThis Wants You To Know How Awesome You Are
It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, and sometimes you'll bust your tail without so much as a "well done!" to show for it. Deep down though, who doesn't want a little bit of ego-stroking every once in ...
11:03 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Zucks So Busy Buying Billion $ Companies, Facebook May Delay IPO. And Thats Good.
Would you prefer a CEO who's in the trenches making their company worth more, or one who sings and dances for potential investors? In Facebook's case, having Mark Zuckerberg remain the visionary rathe...
10:56 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch A Whole New Meaning For Dog House: Spotwag Uses Your Social Graph To Find Petsitters
I love my two cats Pepper and Magic and kind of think of them like two extra children and definitely part of the family. I also travel a lot sometimes on my own, more often with my husband and two (h...
10:51 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Now That Google Has Cloned It, Whats Next For Dropbox?
Google finally launched its long-rumored Google Drive online storage service today. This was probably one of Google's worse-kept secrets, so the launch itself wasn't much of a surprise to anyone - lea...
10:41 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise Mobile Startup DoubleDutch Raises $2M Series A From Bullpen, Floodgate & Others
Enterprise mobile startup DoubleDutch has raised $2 million in Series A funding, the company is reporting today, in a round led byBullpen Capital and including Mike Maples Floodgate Fund, as well asMi...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: The Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight
It's a bit hard to officially review the Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight as it's almost exactly the same as the previous version but with one important improvement: it glows. Arguably, the Nook and t...
09:37 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Thanks Google, It Only Took You Six Years
Today's launch of Google Drive, official at last, is kind of a relief. Internet rumors and reports have seen the industry discussing the possibility of a consumer-facing cloud storage service called "...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Acknowledges That It May Cut Its 30% Revenue Share For Apps That Are Not Games
There was a little gem that we almost missed yesterday in Facebook's amended IPO filing. But it looks like Facebook acknowledged that it may have to move away from a 30 percent revenue share with app ...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Says It May Budge On 30% Revenue Share For Apps That Arent Games
There was a little gem that we almost missed yesterday in Facebook's amended IPO filing. But it looks like Facebook acknowledged that it may have to move away from a 30 percent revenue share with app ...
09:06 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch PriceGrabber, ShoeDazzle, Legalzoom & Shopzilla Founders Back Online Social Platform For Retailers, Social Annex
Social Annex, a retail-focused social platform that's been in stealth mode for the past two years, is today announcing having gained the attention (and the investment) of some big backers of e-commerc...
08:38 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Google Drive Is Live
You can try Google Drive now at drive.google.com. ...
08:38 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Google Drive Is Live With 5GB Of Free Storage And Google Docs Hookup
You can try Google Drive now at drive.google.com. ...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Here Are The Winners Of The One-Sentence Pitch Competition
Over the weekend, we hosted a fun contest from the Founder Institute, where entrepreneurs posted a one-sentence pitch for their companies. We received more than 450 pitches, of which 421 followed the ...
07:50 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Buffer Has Scheduled 10M Social Updates And Signed Up 180K Users
When we last covered Buffer, a service for scheduling your social media sharing, the startup had just raised $400,000, and its founders were relocating from San Francisco to Hong Kong due to expiring ...
07:23 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch A Closer Look: Facebooks Operating Margins Decline With Growing Headcount, International Growth
One thing that has been remarkable about Facebook is its willingness to expand in developing markets that many other consumer Internet companies would otherwise write off because they're hard to monet...
07:14 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Google Outs Google Drive On Its French Blog: Here Are All The Details
After years of rumors, it looks like the Google Drive has finally arrived. While we are still waiting for official word from Google, but earlier today, the company apparently mistakenly posted the Fre...
07:03 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch With $1.5M From Adecco, Path.To Wants To Be The EHarmony For Jobs In Silicon Valley And Beyond
The job-hunting market today is getting a little more social: Path.to, a kind of About.me-meets-LinkedIn service that lets people create image-filled, sleek professional profiles for themselves online...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Google Opens New Devices Section In The Google Play Store To Sell Unlocked Galaxy Nexus
Andy Rubin, Google's SVP of Mobile and Digital Content, just officially pulled back the curtains on a new section in the Google Play Store where Google will be selling hardware directly to customers. ...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Google Opens New Devices Section In The Google Play Store To Sell The Unlocked Galaxy Nexus
And just like that, Google is selling smartphones again. Andy Rubin, Google's SVP of Mobile and Digital Content, just officially pulled back the curtains on a new section in the Google Play Store wher...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Pencil Us In: Details On TCs NYC Mini Meet-Up And A Thanks To Our Sponsors
That was quick.Sponsorship positions for the TechCrunch Mini Meet-Up in NYC are officially filled, and boy is this thing going to be awesome! If you aren't already aware (and shame on you, if you aren...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch The Rise Of Instagram: Tracking The Apps Spread Worldwide
The industry just can't stop analyzing the Instagram success story, and this month, it's app store analytics firm Distimo's turn to take a crack at it. The company, which typically releases reports re...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Asana Adds Premium Workspaces For Larger Groups, Positions Itself For Enterprise Users
Asana has been slowly sleeping across TechCrunch lately, and the low-key but ambitious company revealed last week that it has been doing the same elsewhere --Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn, and Airbnb ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Shared Task List Maker Asana Gets A New Pose For Big Groups, Adds Premium Workspaces
Asana has been slowly sleeping across TechCrunch lately, and the low-key but ambitious company revealed last week that it has been doing the same elsewhere --Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn, and Airbnb ...
05:57 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch AT&Ts Q1 By The Numbers: $31.8 Billion In Revenue, 5.5 Million Smartphones Sold
We're in the thick of earnings season now, and earlier today telecom titan AT&T jumped into the fray with their Q1 2012 financials. AT&T posted a profit of $0.60 per share on revenues of $31.8...
05:53 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch DG Buys AdTech Player Peer39 For $15.5M After Peer39 Raised Nearly $30M In Its Lifetime
We are seeing a lot of activity in the world of advertising technology -- from funding rounds to new product launches -- but it's not all good news, and inevitably consolidation is coming, too: Peer39...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: HTC One S
The One S is the middle child in HTC's new line of hero devices, not quite as badass as the One X, but a bit bigger than baby brother One V. As is the case with any middle child, it's a bit easy to ov...
05:31 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch The GDrive Plot Thickens: Google Docs Users Now Have 5GB Of Space
User Hariprasanth sent us a strange missive: it seems that if you upload something to Google Docs today, your storage space immediately increases from 1GB to 5GB. I didn't believe him at first - it sa...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Wild Berry Report: Chinese iPhones Smell Of Pineapple, Mango, And Apple
Go plug in your iPhone, wait a few minutes and then take a big whiff over the headphone jack. Smell anything? Well, there are widespread reports in China that their phones smell like fruit. Seriously....
05:18 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Skype Video Calling Comes To The Playstation Vita
A while ago, people opined that the PS Vita - despite horrible battery life and a dearth of compelling game titles - could become a sort of "gamers iPad," a tool that ends up being more than just a co...
05:08 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Yammer Updates iOS And Android Apps, Adds Universal Search And More To Enterprise Social Network
Fresh off its first acquisition and $85 million in new funding, Yammer is debuting a number of product improvements in a new release for its social network for enterprises. The company has added unive...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Travora Media Acquires Local Travel Planning Platform NileGuide
Travel ad platform Travora Media is acquiring The Nile Project, the parent company of one-stop travel planning site NileGuide, local recommendations platform 10Best.com, and mobile, local travel guide...
04:42 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Fwix Becomes Radius, A Tool For Salespeople Targeting Local Businesses
Remember how most companies don't sell practically overnight for $1 billion dollars and itactually takes years before a startup finds its "Aha!" moment and narrows in on a working business model?Yes, ...
03:42 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch With $1.3M From Voyager & More, Chirpify Brings Direct Music, Ticket Sales To Twitter
In February, Chirpify rebranded from SellSimp.ly and launched a Twitter commerce platform that allowed brands and consumers to buy, sell, donate and transact through tweets without leaving the comfort...
03:28 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Forrester: 760M Tablets In Use By 2016, Apple Clear Leader, Frames Also Enter The Frame
Chalk another one up for the mobile revolution: There were 56 million tablets purchased worldwide in 2011, but a new report from Forrester Research predicts that number will explode in the years ahead...
01:56 pm GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Nokias Not Connecting: Fitch Follows Moodys, Downgrades Nokia to BB+ With A Long-Term Negative Outlook
Financial fallout from last week's Q1 earnings from beleaguered handset maker Nokia, which saw the company report declines in sales, profit and much else across the board: Fitch Ratings has once again...
11:58 am GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Some Users In China Reporting They Are Able To Access Facebook, Despite Ban
A sign of a crack in the Great Chinese Firewall? Internet users in China today are reporting that they are able to access Facebook in the country: some say they can access the site through mobile inte...
11:58 am GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Some Users In China Reporting Access To Facebook, Despite Ban [Update: Looks Like It's Blocked Again]
A sign of a crack in the Great Chinese Firewall? Internet users in China today are reporting that they are able to access Facebook in the country: some say they can access the site through mobile Inte...
11:01 am GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Citrus Lane Lands $5.1M Series A Funding For Subscription Baby Goods Delivery Service
Citrus Lane, the Mountain View, California-based startup that provides a monthly subscription delivery service of new and useful products for families with infants and toddlers, has raised $5.1 millio...
10:51 am GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Accelerator FounderFuel Raises $6M, Puts Another $150K On The Table For Each Team
Last June, FounderFuel became the latest in a new crop of Canadian startup accelerators, joining Year One Labs and more in the mission to support and grow the country's entrepreneurial ecosystems.Crea...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Bee Media Acquires Adcentricity To Unite Location-Based Advertising & Mobile Shopping
Bee Media, the makers of a mobile shopping platform that serves location-specific offers and info to mobile devices, today announced that it has acquired Adcentricity, a similarly location-focued digi...
05:37 am GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch The Slow Decay Of The Microsoft Consumer
Five years ago, Microsoft reported revenue of $14.398 billion. They reported a profit of $6.589 billion. Last week, for the same quarter, Microsoft's revenue was $17.407 billion. Their profit was $6.3...
03:05 am GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Is T-Mobile Getting The Samsung Galaxy Note?
Even though I think it's way too big for the average human, Samsung's Galaxy Note is doing quite well since its debut in January at CES. In fact, Samsung has sold 5 million units of the Galaxy Note th...
02:53 am GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Reed Hastings Talks Netflix Content Plans: More Exclusives, No Tiered Pricing (Yet)
Even though Netflix's first-quarter earnings came in ahead of analyst expectations, CEO Reed Hastings still had to answer plenty of (usually skeptical) questions during this afternoon's earnings confe...
02:42 am GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch You Earn Facebook An Average Of $1.21 Per Quarter
Facebook makes an average of $1.21 on you per quarter, depending on who you are and where you live according to documents filed today. Most of that goes towards running the site, as Facebook's net inc...
01:15 am GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Contributed 15% of Facebooks Revenue In Q1, Down From 19% A Year Ago
Zynga and Facebook are ever gradually trying to separate from each other. It's working -- sort of?Facebook said today that 15 percent of its revenue in the first quarter came from either advertising o...
12:14 am GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Beats Q1 2012 Expectations, Reports Losses Of $.08 Per Share On $870 Million In Revenue
Netflix just released their Q1 2012 earnings report, and managed to beat analyst estimates by reporting losses of $0.08 per share on $870 million in revenue. In the weeks leading up to the release, an...
12:11 am GMT - Tue, April 24, 2012
Techcrunch Wajams Updated Social Search Takes On Googles Search, Plus Your World
Ever since it launched earlier this year, Google's "Search Plus Your World" initiative has been heavily criticized for favoring results from its own social network over those from larger and more popu...
11:31 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Hands On With The Fitbit Aria Scale
Fitbit has consistently proven to be the best smart pedometer on the market. Competitors exist, including the excellent Striiv, but the ease of use and portability of this little pedometer clip beats ...
11:10 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Amended S-1: 901 Million Users, 500M Mobile, Paid $300M Cash + 23M Shares For Instagram
Facebook has just filed an amendment to its S-1 to IPO that notes that it now has 500 million mobile users, 901 million monthly active users, and that it paid 23 million shares at $30.89 a share plus ...
10:50 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Investors Who Gave Groupon, Like, A Billion Dollars Get Closer To, Like, Breaking Even
Remember when Groupon raised, like, a billion dollars? We certainly do.Well, it looks like Groupon's slide over the past month is bringing its last round of venture investors ever closer to breaking e...
10:50 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Investors Who Gave Groupon, Like, A Billion Dollars Slip Closer To, Like, Breaking Even
Remember when Groupon raised, like, a billion dollars? We certainly do.Well, it looks like Groupon's slide over the past month is bringing its last round of venture investors ever closer to breaking e...
10:27 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Rival Fancy Gets Fancier With Match By Color Visual Search
High-end design, fashion and travel-focusedPinterest rival The Fancy is rolling out several new features today, including a new slideshow option, the addition of four more languages, and a new visual ...
10:21 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Now Thats An Investor List: Viddy Backed By Biz Stone, Shakira, And Jay-Zs Roc Nation
Right after racing to the top of the App Store charts, Viddy just announced that it has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from a long list of celebrities not just tech celebrities, but also the...
10:04 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Rather Than Pay Off Yahoo, Facebook Built A Fortress 1400 Patents Strong
Facebook had a choice to make: With just 56 patents to its name at the start of 2012 it could pay its way out of Yahoo's infringement lawsuit with gobs of money and remain vulnerable to other patent a...
10:04 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Rather Than Pay Off Yahoo, Facebook Built A Fortress 1,400 Patents Strong
Facebook had a choice to make: With just 56 patents to its name at the start of 2012 it could pay its way out of Yahoo's infringement lawsuit with gobs of money and remain vulnerable to other patent a...
10:03 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Gmelius Promises To Improve the Look and Feel Of Your Gmail Inbox
Google started rolling out its new user interface for Gmail late last year. Not everybody is in love with it, of course, so it doesn't come as a surprise that a little cottage industry of Gmail enhanc...
09:40 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Official.fm Launches Its New Music Promotion Platform
These days, it seems SoundCloud is the player to beat in the music platform space. It's been called (among other things) the Flickr for audio or the YouTube for audio. Evidence of this lies in the fac...
09:27 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Congresswoman Anna Eshoo: What Washington DC Can Learn From Silicon Valley [TCTV]
Personal Democracy Forum CEO Andrew Rasiej told me that most American politicians don't know the difference between a waiter and a server. Perhaps. But one politician who certainly can distinguish bet...
09:07 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Want FounderDating In Your City? Now You Can Unlock It
FounderDating, which helps entrepreneurs with co-founders through online networking and offline events, announced a big geographic expansion earlier this year. But what if you don't live in a traditio...
08:51 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Takes On Dropbox With SkyDrive For Windows, Mac and iOS
SkyDrive, Microsoft's online storage service, is one of the core elements of the company's cloud strategy. Today, Microsoft is taking the wraps off a number of new SkyDrive services, including a Dropb...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Buys AOL Patents From Microsoft For $550 Million In Cash
Although Facebook didn't buy AOL's patent portfolio the other week -- it was sold to Microsoft for $1 billion -- it's going to get a good portion of those patents anyway: Microsoft and Facebook today ...
08:21 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Parking Spot Finder Parking Panda Raises Seed Round, Expands To D.C.
Parking Panda, the startup that wants to make it easier for drivers to rent spaces or rent out their unused driveways, is expanding its regional coverage with today's public launch. The company has ju...
08:11 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Car Wars BlablaCar And Carpooling Both Release New iPhone Apps
BlablaCar, a European carpooling marketplace that connects any driver who has empty seats with paying passengers, has now launched its iPhone app in the UK. The app connects drivers who have spare sea...
08:03 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch NYC TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Workshops & Judges announced
We're a month away, and are very excited to reveal our workshops & judges for the upcoming NYC TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, taking place on May 19th & 20th.This will be the second Hackathon T...
07:56 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch WPP Teams Up With Infosys To Launch Its First All-In-One Cloud-Based Marketing Platform
The heat is on to migrate more digital marketing activities into the cloud, and while we have seen a lot of movements from smaller, fleet-0f-foot startups in this area, the big players don't want to b...
07:12 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch BetterWorks Adds Groups And Permissions To Its Office Perks Platform
BetterWorks, a startup that helps companies give their employees perks and rewards, is launching new features that should make it a better fit for big enterprises.The startup offers customers a dashbo...
06:55 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Droid Incredible 4G LTE Appears On Verizon Promo Site With $299 Price Tag
It's been spotted in leaked press renders and blurry photos before, but Verizon has just recently (and perhaps inadvertently) made the new Droid Incredible nice and official. The Droid Incredible 4G L...
06:50 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Android & iOS Eat Away At RIMs Share In North America; Globally, Nokia Devices Dominate
Independent mobile ad networkInMobireleased its Q1 2012 Ad Data report for North America this morning, covering the mobile ad landscape for the first part of the year. Not surprisingly, the report fou...
06:50 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch InMobi: Android & iOS Eat Away At RIMs Share In North America; Globally, Nokia Devices Dominate
Independent mobile ad networkInMobireleased its Q1 2012 Ad Data report for North America this morning, covering the mobile ad landscape for the first part of the year. Not surprisingly, the report fou...
06:10 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Windows Phone Exec Gavin Kim Has Left Microsoft For Security-Focused NQ Mobile
Gavin Kim certainly knows how to keep things interesting. After spending years at Samsung and winding up as the company's VP of Content and Services, Kim jumped ship to take point on Microsoft's Windo...
05:48 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Data-Focused Locu Raises $4M Series A From General Catalyst, Lowercase, Lightbank & SV Angel
Locu, the data-focused startup launched out of Sir Tim Berners-Lee's lab at MIT to provide structure to the world's information, has just announced a $4 million Series A round led by General Catalyst ...
05:45 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Nokias New Series 40 Browser 2.0 Features Cloud-Based Compression For 90% Less Mobile Data Usage
Nokia just rolled out a new browser for Series 40, Asha devices. Browser 2.0 as it's called features numerous improvements and enhancements, but its cloud-based compression is arguably the most import...
05:13 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch AmazonSupply Debuts As A E-Commerce Vertical For Industrial Materials, Mechanical Parts And Hardware
Amazon is debuting a new vertical today, called AmazonSupply, which is a new site for mechanical parts and other hardware for business and industrial sectors. Amazon says the site sells over 500,000 i...
05:11 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Is Norway Leaving Its Tech Startups Out In The Cold?
I am regularly reminded of the amazing innovation coming out of the Nordic region. Countries like Sweden, Finland and even tiny Denmark regularly punch above their weight, producing global companies l...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Sharing Gets Ridiculously Easy With Links
In the words of Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, sharing documents and other files online is "bafflingly, still really difficult." You could argue that Dropbox has already done its part in making that proces...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Google Ventures-Backed Copious Debuts A More Personalized, Social Marketplace For Fashion
Last year, we wrote about Copious, an eBay-like marketplace that leveraged your social graph on Facebook. The site aimed to use your social graph from Facebook to make the marketplace experience that ...
04:21 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Wake Up, Sheeple: Samsung Hypes Next Galaxy S Smartphone
The best way to get someone to spread your dumb video is to include something controversial. That's day one material in Viral YouTube Marketing 101. And so, Samsung, clearly a graduate of said class t...
03:35 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Obama Wants Sanctions On Those Using Technology In Human Rights Abuses
Much has been said about the role social media has come to play in the global landscape over the last few years. Whether one sees it as the tool of revolutions or not, Facebook, Twitter, and other med...
03:28 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Clicks Be Gone: AdTech Disrupter Moat Raises $12M Series B From Mayfield, Others
Ad-tech may not be the most obvious face of digital advertising, but in a world in which the role of big data is getting ever more essential to how things work, it is taking up an increasingly importa...
02:46 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Peter Chernins Media Group Picks Up $200M From Providence, Others; Will Announce First Deals Within Weeks [Yahoo Won't Be Among Them]
A sign of more big money being poured into the tech sector, by way of a new development for the Chernin Group, the digital media company founded by ex-News Corp. executive Peter Chernin: it has sold a...
02:46 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Peter Chernins Media Group Picks Up $200M From Providence, Others; Will Announce First Deals Within Weeks
A sign of more big money being poured into the tech sector, by way of a new development for the Chernin Group, the digital media company founded by ex-News Corp. executive Peter Chernin: it has sold a...
02:41 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Estonian Accelerator Startup Wise Guys Announces First Startups
The new Estonian accelerator program Startup Wise Guys, backed by the Estonian government-owned Estonian Development Fund and some former engineers from Skype, has just announced the seven teams it wi...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch TA Associates Invests In Q&A Site Answers.com
Q&A platform Answers.com is announcing a 'significant' minority investment from private equity firm TA Associates. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. Answers operates a communit...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch 20M Users Strong, Lookout Partners With Deutsche Telekom To Bring Mobile Security Apps To Europe
Lookout, a company that offers security services for a number of smartphone platforms, is continuing its international expansion to Europe with a strategic partnership with European telecommunications...
10:54 am GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband
Big news from the UK this morning: Vodafone, one of Europe's biggest mobile operators, has made a formal offer to buy up the assets of Cable & Wireless for 1 billion ($1.7 billion), a deal that ca...
09:43 am GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Read Offline: News.me Automatically Downloads Your News Whenever You Leave Home
News.me, the newsreader app hatched in The New York Times' R&D lab and incubated at betaworks, today added a nifty feature to its new iPhone app, which gives readers instant access to their news o...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Adobe Officially Unveils CS6 And Its $49Month All-Inclusive Creative Cloud Subscription Service
Today is a big day for Adobe. Not only is the company officially unveiling the next versions of virtually all of the applications in its Creative Suite 6, but Adobe is also launching its Creative Clou...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Google Makes Its Big Video Push With AdWords For Video
A couple of weeks ago, early participants in the new AdWords for Video program gathered at the YouTube offices. The ostensible justification for the meeting was a fancy photo shoot, but YouTube execut...
06:30 am GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz Made $78M Off $250,000 Investment in Instagram
Andreessen Horowitz revealed that it made $78 million off its $250,000 seed investment in Instagram in a post that was meant to quell criticism that it "fumbled" its involvement with the company."Ordi...
06:29 am GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Web Video Sucks, But Heres How It Can Be Great
Editor's Note: Jordan Kurzweil is Co-CEO of Independent Content, an agency that helps media companies launch new digital products and businesses. Prior to starting Independent Content, Jordan worked a...
05:18 am GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch The Billion Dollar Mind Trick
Yin asked not to be identified by her real name. A young addict in her mid-twenties, she lives in Palo Alto and, despite her addiction, attends Stanford University. She has all the composure and polis...
04:31 am GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch As Pinterests Hype Peaks, There Are External Signs That Its Growth Is Slowing
Pinterest has been on a hot streak this year. Or should we say hype streak?In February, comScore reported that the site had passed 10 million monthly unique users faster than any standalone site ever....
04:31 am GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch As Pinterests Hype Peaks, Growth May Be Slowing
Pinterest has been on a hot streak this year. Or should we say hype streak?In February, comScore reported that the site had passed 10 million monthly unique users faster than any standalone site ever....
02:40 am GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Sins Of The Cloud
Editors Note: Alexander Haislip is a marketing executive with cloud-based server automation startup ScaleXtreme and the author of Essentials of Venture Capital. Follow him on Twitter @ahaislip.In the ...
01:30 am GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise Open Source Usage Is Up, But Challenges Remain
I think we can all safely agree that open source software development is here to stay. Open, collaborative development has fundamentally changed not only how we code, but also the code we produce. It'...
12:48 am GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Finally A Redesign!? Ugly Craigslist Hiring UI Designer To Become Faster, Friendlier And Easier
Recognizable, fast-loading, but outdated as hell website seeks Senior UI / Usability / Front End Engineer. Love it or hate it, Craigslist's design could provide a better experience, and apparently Cra...
12:15 am GMT - Mon, April 23, 2012
Techcrunch Panels Are A Waste Of Time, But They Dont Have To Be
Two years ago, when I first co-founded Earbits, I started frequenting various startup events like so many other first-time founders. Some of them were mixers, others were pitch competitions, and many ...
11:01 pm GMT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Techcrunch Frustration, Disappointment And Apathy: My Years At Microsoft
I first used Windows on a TULIP portable computer, some twenty years ago. Graphical user interface, icons, mouse, an amazing new world was ushered in before my wide eyes.At uni, I scored a summer inte...
09:58 pm GMT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Techcrunch HTC One S Review: Head-To-Head With The One X And iPhone 4S
I've been fiddling around with the HTC One S for a few days now, and I have to say it's stolen a little piece of my heart. The hardware is just about perfect, with a 4.3-inch qHD display and a slender...
09:15 pm GMT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Techcrunch How Technology Can Solve The Financial Industrys Deficit Of Trust
To say Wall Street currently suffers from a deficit of trust would be an understatement. In the last few years alone, the government had to bail out Wall Street to the tune of $700 billion, Madoff and...
08:51 pm GMT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Techcrunch Indulge Your Steampunk Urges By Tweeting In Morse Code With Your iPhone
Google's promise of bringing morse code to our smartphones may have just been a cleverly crafted joke, but if you're just tickled by the concept's delightful sense of anachronism, a new iOS app called...
08:24 pm GMT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Techcrunch Thriving Amid An Explosion of UDID Alternatives
The mobile app industry is in a state of confusion in the wake of Apples recent measures to wean developers from the UDID (Unique Device Identifier), a function broadly used for determining the effect...
08:15 pm GMT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Techcrunch Google, Facebook Spent Record Amounts On D.C. Lobbying In Q1 2012
More dollars were poured into the Beltway from technology companies in the first quarter of 2012. As shown through previous lobbying spends, each quarter, Facebook and Google continue to spend more an...
08:01 pm GMT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Techcrunch New iPhone Unlock Should Work With Any Model
iPhone unlocks are usually a tetchy experience - you have to have the right firmware on the right model iPhone at the right time. Now, however, thanks to a method that spoofs the activation server, yo...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Techcrunch Tips For Flacks From A Former Hack
There are two kinds of stories: great ones and the ones that have to be pitched. This article isnt about great stories.I have a lot of fond memories from TechCrunch -- being there when the YouTube acq...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Techcrunch The 10 Biggest Mistakes Made With Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides an excellent cloud infrastructure solution for both early stage startups and enterprises.The good news is that AWS is a pay-per-use service, provides universal acces...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Techcrunch More Anti-Trust Woes Ahead For Apple?
When John D. Rockefeller was told about the U.S. Supreme Courts decision to break up Standard Oil, the founding titan turned to his golfing partner and said, Father Lennon, have you some money? The pr...
04:57 pm GMT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Israels Best & Brightest on Parade at ThinkNext Tel-Aviv
Slowly but surely, Microsoft Israel is making itself more and more relevant for the local startup community. In fact, we recently covered its latest major push, the Windows Azure Accelerator.Then ther...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Techcrunch Dollars, Sense, And 40 Billion Facebook Credits
Roughly 16 billion Facebook Credits were distributed and consumed in 2011. In 2012, I predict that the use of Facebook Credits will soar by three times to over 40 billion Credits spent on virtual good...
11:01 am GMT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Techcrunch How Niche Content Sites Can Build And Keep Audiences
n Sept. 2007, I was on a well-deserved holiday, having spent an excruciating 11 months with a startup where 80-hour weeks were normal. I was the Chief Technology Officer and in my short tenure, I had ...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Techcrunch Take Credit For The Jobs You Create With SmartRecruiters Got Jobs? Campaign
Thanks to an election year and a high employment rate, jobs seem to be dominating the headlines even more than usual. Now SmartRecruiters, a hiring startup recently backed by the Mayfield Fund, is try...
06:28 am GMT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Techcrunch Quora Is Raising At A $400M Valuation, With DAngelo Putting In His Own Money
It's really beautiful outside. Like so beautiful if San Francisco is like this more often it will become really expensive to live here. Also, Quora is raising money according to the multiple people in...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Techcrunch Seven Gmail Add-ons That Make Email Suck Less
I think it says a lot about the current state of email that we have so many startups trying to change the way we do it. Gmail has been a key player for many years now. With features like threaded mess...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Techcrunch Online Video vs. Music Different Game, Same Rules
Netflix the poster child for premium Internet video services was birthed by iTunes and other online music services before it. Yes, movies and music are fundamentally different forms of media. Apart ...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, April 22, 2012
Techcrunch Convertible Note Seed Financings: Econ 101 for Founders
This is the second part of a three-part primer on convertible note seed financings. Part 1, entitled Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Convertible Note Seed Financings (But Were Afraid To Ask),...
11:02 pm GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch The Rise of Smart Mobile Services (Not Apps!)
A new generation of Smart Mobile Services is coming. We dont needto wait for Google Glassesto build the nextgeneration of world-changing consumer services. Many of the enablingfeatures for these servi...
10:29 pm GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter and LinkedIn Manage Tasks With Asana, New API Means Robots Can Too
What could be a better endorsement of your product's quality than having some of the hottest companies in tech relying on it? Launched in November, task management software Asana is already being used...
10:08 pm GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch Startups: Time For Another One-Sentence Pitch Competition With The Founder Institute
Last December, TechCrunch worked with Adeo Ressi from The Founder Institute to host a competition for one-sentence pitches. It's been a few months so we're doing it again.Distilling your startup idea...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Scobles Magic Penny
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor drunk on power and app-pacified to the max, a pathetic unanimity in search of an argument, a raised eyebrow ...
08:30 pm GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch NY Tech Day: Justify Your Startups Existence In 20 Seconds
The tech scene in NY is growing at such a rapid pace it kind of blows my mind. New York Tech Day was a glowing example of that growth, with 160 startups pitching and over 3,500 attendees.We couldn't h...
07:48 pm GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch Real-Time Research: iOS Dominates Over Android When It Comes To Usage, Says Chitika
Android, by most accounts, is proving to be the most popular smartphone platform when it comes to devices getting sold today -- partly due to the sheer variety of devices and price points that are out...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch Ticl Her Fancy With Romantic Gift Service Ticlr
When you ask someone on a date, maybe you are a gentleman that likes to offer some flowers to make it official. This is where Ticlr, a startup showcased at DEMO Spring 2012, comes into play. You can s...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch Voldemorts Got Nothing On Jeff Bezos
E-books. Again. Amazon and the DOJ vs. Apple and "The Big Six." The future of reading. A breathtakingly stupid David Carr piece in the New York Times, which thankfully someone else took down paragraph...
05:50 pm GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch Why Search? Let LaunchGram Bring New Product Info To You
Last week at the 10x Xelerator, Andy Sparks impelled LaunchGram.com into motion and lazy people all over the world rejoiced (or they will...eventually). This new service, in the words of Sparks, "aggr...
04:20 pm GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch From Russia With Money: How KupiVIP Is Riding The Middle Class Wave In Europes Most Connected Market
From a slow start in the aftermath of the Soviet Union, Russia is now Europes biggest internet market with 53 million users (compared to number-two Germany at 51 million), and figures from GP Bullhoun...
04:20 pm GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch From Russia With Money: How KupiVIP Is Riding The Middle Class Wave
From a slow start in the aftermath of the Soviet Union, Russia is now Europes biggest internet market with 53 million users (compared to number-two Germany at 51 million), and figures from GP Bullhoun...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Shareholders: What Do You Do After You Make a Zillion Dollars
In the dot-com boom I lost $15 million cash. Yes, I am an idiot. You know what happens when you lose that kind of cash? When you go to zero? You lose your libido. You don't want to have sex ever again...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch If Financing is Marriage, is M&A Death?
Not a week goes by where I dont get an email that goes like this: I wanted to reconnect, as I've recently left [the company that bought my startup]. Long story, but suffice it to say their executives ...
10:29 am GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch The Power Of AngelList Revealed In Its New Look: 978 Deals, 48 Acquisitions
Having found traction (in 2011, 500 startups and 2,500 investors joined the community, with a total of 12,500 introductions resulting), AngelList is now on a mission to capitalize on its position and ...
09:00 am GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch Flush With Funding, Video Chat Service Tango Has Social Network Ambitions
Video chat service Tango is moving in a new direction, and this week, the company closed a round of $40 million in Series C funding which will help it get there. Today, many think of Tango's service a...
05:36 am GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks $1 Billion Instagram Deal Didnt Affect Paths Valuation In Recent Raise
Why? Because the term sheets were signed weeks ago. The deal was only announced this week. (Yes, sorry, there isn't a more interesting reason.)However, Scott Raney, a partner at Redpoint Ventures, the...
04:29 am GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch A Mid-Career Switch: From Massachusetts State Trooper to iOS Developer-To-The-Rescue
After writing about Lovestagram, the app that Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger's girlfriend made for him as a Valentine's Day present, we didn't think we could find a cuter story. But we totally did....
03:20 am GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch Got Pot? Leafly Can Help
During my daily combing of tech news feeds/breaks to learn more about the wide world of drugs, I stumbled upon this interesting little service called Leafly. Essentially, you hop on over to Leafly.com...
03:15 am GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch PicPlz Founder Dalton Caldwell: All This Gossip About The Instagram Sale Is A Waste Of Time
Apparently lots of people are still talking about Instagram's sale to Facebook (last week seems like ages ago to those of us in the attention-deficit-disordered world of blogging, but I guess a $1 bil...
03:13 am GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Updates Android App: 1.9 Adds Photos, Message Sharing From Home Screen
Facebook has released an update to its Android app today that should give users of the social network on Android devices a more integrated and instant experience -- and takes Facebook another step clo...
02:53 am GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch Live From The First Ever MamaBear Family Conference
Because I'm so clearly ready to settle down and have a family, I am at the first ever 500StartupsMamabear Family conference in Mountain View today, watching a group of talks from family-oriented start...
02:28 am GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch What Would You Do For A TCTV Interview? Digital Ocean Employee Does 100 Pushups [TCTV]
Yesterday at New York Tech Day we met with quite a few great companies including Digital Ocean. These guys are pretty established in the cloud space. They offer OS agnostic cloud servers and are givin...
02:10 am GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch Tiggzis Drag-And-Drop Mobile App Builder Goes Beyond Templates
There are plenty of services out there that will let you build simple mobile apps without the need to know how to program. The problem with most of these is that you quickly reach their limits once yo...
01:38 am GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch Khan Academy Partners Up With 23andMe To Make Learning About Genetics Fun
It's 4/20, and you know exactly what that means: It's National DNA Day! (What, were you expecting something else?)Yep -- this is the official day to commemorate the 1953 publishing of the first scient...
01:36 am GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks $1 Billion Instagram Deal Didnt Affect Paths Valuation In Recent Raise
Why? Because the term sheets were signed weeks ago. The deal was only announced this week. (Yes, sorry, there isn't a more interesting reason.)However, Scott Raney, a partner at Redpoint Ventures, the...
01:11 am GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch Equally Creepy And Creative, Cheekd Is Online Dating In Reverse
I've covered a few online dating services in my day, but this one has got to be the most creative. It's called Cheek'd, and I'd categorize it as a place where business cards meets picking up prospecti...
12:15 am GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch Event Marketing: The Key To F-Commerce?
Speak to people who think Facebook will be a screaming buy at its likely IPO valuation of $100b+ and they will say with confidence, "Facebook is just getting started." What they mean is that Face...
12:01 am GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 04.20.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm PT....
12:00 am GMT - Sat, April 21, 2012
Techcrunch Event Marketing: The Key To F-Commerce?
Speak to people who think Facebook will be a screaming buy at its likely IPO valuation of $100b+ and they will say with confidence, "Facebook is just getting started." What they mean is that Face...
11:54 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Spring Cleaning: Google Shuts Down Patent Search, One Pass, Google Related & More
Ever since Larry Page took over as Google's CEO, the company has shut down more and more of its products that were only being used by a limited number of users. Today, the company announced another ro...
11:54 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Spring Cleaning: Google Shuts Down Patent Search Homepage, One Pass, Google Related & More
Ever since Larry Page took over as Google's CEO, the company has shut down more and more of its products that were only being used by a limited number of users. Today, the company announced another ro...
11:43 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Says Yo Google and Apple, HTML5 Apps Will Suck Until Your Mobile Browsers Improve
Facebook has revealed that its HTML5 site has twice as many users as its iOS and Android apps combined. But that's actually a problem, because Apple and Google's mobile browsers don't support photo up...
11:11 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch How Twitter Helped This Small-Town Newspaper Win A Pulitzer Prize [TCTV]
It's not often that you look at a Twitter stream and think, "This is really Pulitzer material." But if you happen to be looking at the Twitter accounts of the Tuscaloosa News and its reporting staff, ...
10:50 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Shasta Ventures Leads $1.6M Round In Enterprise Performance Analytics Startup VoloMetrix
VoloMetrix, an enterprise analytics application that helps businesses streamline their communications and performance, has raised $1.6 million in Series A funding led by Shasta Ventures. VoloMetrix es...
10:45 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: The Olympics Go Social, Win A Samsung Galaxy And More #TechCrunch
For those of you who love the Olympic Games, the 2012 London Olympics are just under 100 days away. The International Olympic Committee just launched an awesome Olympic Athletes' Hub which connects Ol...
10:45 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Olympics Committee Goes Social, Win A Samsung Galaxy Tab And More
For those of you who love the Olympic Games, the 2012 London Olympics are just under 100 days away. The International Olympic Committee just launched an awesome Olympic Athletes' Hub which connects Ol...
10:40 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch New Makeover Makes Mobile Design Community MyColorscreen Even Better
Much as I love all the phones in my arsenal, there always comes a time when I grow weary of the stock experience. Rather than leave up it to some company to gussy up my phone for me, I've instead turn...
10:25 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Shasta Ventures Leads $1.6M Round In Enterprise Performance Analytics Startup VoloMetrix
VoloMetrix, an enterprise analytics application that helps businesses streamline their communications and performance, has raised $1.6 million in Series A funding led by Shasta Ventures. VoloMetrix es...
10:24 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft: Windows 8 Preview Usage Up 2X From Windows 7 Beta
Microsoft launched its Windows 8 Consumer Preview at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in February. So far, the reactions to this first mainstream preview of Windows 8 have been somewhat mixed -...
10:02 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Deliver The Love With Mmmule: Let Strangers Carry Things To Other Places For You
I had to start braising the beef, pork butt and veal shanks for the tomato sauce. It was Michael's favorite. I was making ziti with the meat gravy and I'm planning to roast some peppers over the flame...
09:58 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch James Cameron: The Future Of 3D Will Be Defined By TV
Blockbuster movie director James Cameron made the top two worldwide grossing films of all time - Titanic and Avatar. This week in Las Vegas he spoke not to the movie industry, but to television broad...
09:10 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch CloudFlare Wants to Make Your Site Look Like A Billion Bucks With Instaflare
When Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion earlier this month, quite a few pundits were left wondering if Facebook hadn't overpaid for the photo-sharing service. Another company that is currently...
09:08 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch As Bahrain F1 Protests Continue, Tech Sponsors Go Along For The Ride
As the newer crop of Internet and mobile technology companies gradually become the big industries of tomorrow, they are slowly entering the world of corporate sponsorship, previously the province of o...
08:56 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch WeVideo Raises $19.1M For Cloud-Based Collaborative Video Editing Platform
WeVideo has just secured $19.1 million for its cloud-based collaborative video editing platform, in a round led by Crest Capital Ventures of Houston, Texas. The company says it plans to use the fundin...
08:35 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Pixelpipe Spawns Pi.pe To Help You Move Photos Across Your Favorite Social Sites
Pixelpipe, a San Francisco-based startup that offers a 'content distribution gateway' that allows people to upload text, photos, videos and other files to a variety of social networking and media shar...
08:06 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Disrupt NYC Early Bird Registration Extended Until April 30th
TechCrunch Disrupt NYC will be here before we know it and we have been working incredibly hard to make it especially amazing this year. This incomparable conference is being held next month, May 21st ...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Zeel, The Zocdoc For Alternative Healthcare Providers, Lands Another Investment
In January, Zeel launched into the wild, bringing Zocdoc's model to alternative healthcare providers -- like massage therapists, personal trainers, nutritionists, and acupuncturists -- allowing consum...
07:47 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Spain Gets Its Own Netflix Today With Youzees Public Launch
Spain is getting its own version of Netflix, thanks to a company called Youzee, which exits its private beta period today. Like Netflix, Youzee offers streaming movies and TV on-demand, but it also fe...
07:36 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Connected Cars And Bio-Acoustical Transmission: A Peek Into AT&Ts Research Lab
Yesterday, I was lucky enough to venture into the depths of AT&T's New York offices and check out the Research Lab. In essence, AT&T has about a zillion APIs that relate to cloud computing, na...
07:32 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch 20 Teams Pitch At Seedcamp Estonia
There was a lot of startup excitement in Tallinn, Estonia this week, where investment and mentoring program Seedcamp organised their first ever event in Estonia - a tiny country, but best known for be...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Kids Send 3D GoPro Cameras Into Space, Get Back Stunning Footage
Whip out the out the old anagylphs, folks, because you're going to want to watch this. Some kids at the Wonderland Elementary School sent up a weather balloon mounted with a carbon fiber frame carryin...
06:54 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsen Finds U.S. Hispanics Tops In Mobile, Social Activity
A new report from Nielsen this morning delves into the mobile and social behavior of U.S. Hispanic consumers, finding they're highly engaged in their usage of smartphones, online video, social network...
06:52 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch This Speaker Dock Is Made Entirely Of Bamboo, No Electricity Required
I try my best to stay away from writing about speaker docks and phone cases. In my experience, they're all the same, save for a few minor tweaks here and there. But today I stumbled upon a pretty nove...
06:33 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Video Social Network Runfaces Takes On Sean Parkers Airtime
In 2009 a Russian teenager named Andrey Ternovskiy created random video chat website ChatRoulette, which at its peak in March 2010 attracted 1.8 million unique monthly visitors, but suffered from offe...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Brand-To-Fan Platform Crowdtap Expands To Facebook & Mobile, Sees Revenue Soar
Crowdtap, a web-based network that allows brands to connect with their most engaged fans and customers through social media, has just expanded to two more platforms: Facebook and mobile. The mobile ap...
06:17 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Galaxy S III Reportedly Revealed In Vietnamese Hands-On Video
With only a few weeks left to go until Samsung's big London reveal, the leaks are just flying out of the woodwork now. If that recent Brazilian leak didn't quite fill you with much confidence, this on...
05:41 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch AT&Ts AVP Of Technical Research Explains The New Watson Speech API
It was only yesterday that AT&T announced its Watson Speech API, meant to let developers of any kind provide products with real-time translation baked right in. I got the chance to speak with Mazi...
05:27 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Seeing Is Believing: This Nokia Ad Was Filmed Entirely With The 808 PureView Supercamera Phone
As this new ad clearly demonstrates the 41MP Nokia 808 Pureview is an amazing piece of mobile photography technology. It was filmed with just the 808 Pureview and it looks great. Nokia has a winner in...
04:48 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Is Done With QWERTY Keyboard Phones
Touchscreens killed the keypad star. HTC is reportedly done with physical keypads and will instead focus on better on-screen keypad technology.The word comes from HTC creative director Claude Zellwege...
02:04 pm GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Applications About To Close For Wayra London Incubator
Back in March giant telco Telefonica opened the latest addition to its growing global network of startup incubators dubbed "Wayra Academy". Wayra is the latest incubator/accelerator in London, joining...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch VCs Invested $5.8B In 758 Deals In Q1 2012, Total Dollars And Deals Both Down From Last Quarter
Venture capitalists invested $5.8 billion in 758 deals in the first quarter of 2012, according to a MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Moms Wed Like To Fund
Are you an entrepreneur looking to build something truly awesome that will positively impact millions of peoples lives? (and by the way, make a LOT of money?)If so, then I have a suggestion...Stop bui...
06:43 am GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Rewinery Now Shipping To San Francisco, Potentially My Liver
We first heard about Rewinery through a straytweet from Instagram co-founder (and fellow Brazilian) Mike Krieger. Because it was late at the office, and we were working on culling TechCrunch Disrupt f...
05:50 am GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Latest Rumors Peg An LTE iPhone For An October Release, LiquidMetal To Be Used For The Casing
After a period of unnerving quietness, the Apple rumor mill is back up and running at full capacity producing two somewhat credible rumors over the last 24 hours. The next iPhone will not be announced...
05:33 am GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Travel Data Startup Duetto Raises $2.1M From Trinity, Marc Benioff, Many More
Duetto, a startup bringing a "big data" approach to the travel industry, has just raised $2.1 million in seed funding.The company hasn't launched yet, but co-founder and CEO Patrick Bosworth says the ...
04:50 am GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Smoopa, The Price-Scanning App That Pays Shoppers To Find Bargains, Lands On iOS
Smoopa, a mobile commerce startup co-founded by a longtime ex-Googler, a defense scientist and a former Massachusetts state trooper (yes!), is landing on iOS today with a price-scanning app that pays ...
03:49 am GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Steve Jobs Stop Cold Calling Forces Antitrust Case Against Apple, Google To Trial
"We must do whatever we can to stop cold calling each other's employees and other competitiverecruiting efforts between the companies." This quote fromSteve Jobs to Palm's CEO was central to a San Jos...
03:49 am GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Steve Jobs Stop Cold Calling Brings Apple And Google Antitrust Case To Trial
"We must do whatever we can to stop cold calling each other's employees and other competitiverecruiting efforts between the companies." This quote fromSteve Jobs to Palm's CEO was central to a San Jos...
03:49 am GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Apple-Google Antitrust Case Is Going To Trial, And Its Steve Jobs Fault
"We must do whatever we can to stop cold calling each other's employees and other competitiverecruiting efforts between the companies." This quote fromSteve Jobs to Palm's CEO was central to a San Jos...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Mayfield Funds Tim Chang: The Future Is In Making Data Fun [TCTV]
Mayfield Fund managing partner Tim Chang is going long on the idea of the "quantified self," which is about using the latest in both hardware and software technology to keep detailed tabs of people's ...
02:16 am GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch New Funding In Tow, Playsino Places Its Bet On Social Casino Gaming
Titan Gaming, the makers of a gaming platform that enables content sites and social networks to offer cash and prize-based game tournaments, is today announcing that it is embarking on a complete make...
12:29 am GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Wander Wins $1.2M From Rob Go, SV Angel, Google Ventures, SoftTech And Others
The NYC-based Wander is today announcing a raise of $1.2 million from Rob Go'sNextView Ventures,Jeff Clavier and Stephanie Pameri'sSoftTech VC,SV Angel, Rich Miner'sGoogle Ventures,Collaborative Fund,...
12:16 am GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Beats Estimates With $17.4B In Revenue, $0.60 EPS
Microsoft just released its earnings report for the third quarter of its fiscal year. It came out slightly ahead of analyst estimates, with $17.41 billion in revenue (compared to the predicted $17.16 ...
12:10 am GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Chocomize Now Shipping To The UK, Potentially My Belly
We first wrote about Chocomize not realizing the importance of disruption in the bespoke chocolate space. After trying a sample of their produce today at the New York Tech Day, however, I've decided t...
12:09 am GMT - Fri, April 20, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Appstores Revenue Per User Beats Out iOS, Google Play, Says Game Developer TinyCo
TinyCo, a mobile gaming startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz, is yet another major game developer that has come forward to show that revenue per user on Amazon's appstore is tracking much higher than...
11:19 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Mozilla CEO: First Boot To Gecko Devices Will Be Sold In Brazil
Mozilla and Spain-based Telefonica officially announced their intentions to work together on an open web device at this year's Mobile World Congress, but I'm not sure anyone expected the launch market...
11:10 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Evernote Raising $50 Million To $100 Million At A $1 Billion+ Valuation
Cloud note and storage app Evernote is raising a massive fifth round of funding of between $50 to $100 million at a valuation that tops $1 billion, according to our sources.Contrary to what Business I...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Why Zimrides John Zimmer Left Wall Street to Start a Company
"In the Studio" has a special segment this week, hosting a Valley entrepreneur who grew up on the East Coast, studied at an Ivy League school, was lured to Wall Street, and eventually decided to leave...
10:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch An Interview with Millenium Technology Prize Finalist Linus Torvalds
The Millenium Technology Prize is a Finnish award designed "to improve the quality of life and to promote sustainable development-oriented research, development and innovation." It's awarded every two...
10:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch An Interview With Linus Torvalds
The Millenium Technology Prize is a Finnish award designed "to improve the quality of life and to promote sustainable development-oriented research, development and innovation." It's awarded every two...
10:41 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch New Crowdsourcing Launch: AskYourUsers.com Uses LinkedIn To Help You Find People For Microconsulting Projects
Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding have been two of the biggest trends to affect how businesses -- especially small businesses and sole traders -- raise money, with sites like Kickstarter.com and in the U...
10:26 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Googles New Gmail Meter Crunches Data About Your Email Use
Similar to Google's new Account Activity dashboard, the company is now expanding its data-crunching ways to another popular Google service: Gmail. With a new tool called "Gmail Meter," you can now kno...
10:22 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Googler Phil Mui Joins Acxiom As Chief Product And Engineering Officer
Phil Mui, currently the group product manager for Google Analytics, will be joining marketing services and technology company Acxiom as chief product and engineering officer.According to Acxiom, Mui w...
09:56 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch 7 Months In, Heres The Big Data Download From Massive Healths Eatery App
Massive Health, the San Francisco startup that aims to tackle major health care problems with tools such as mobile apps and big data technology, launched its first iPhone app "Eatery" back in November...
09:41 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Firebase Aims To Reinvent Real-Time App Infrastructure, And It Already Has 4,000 Sign-Ups
Firebase is one of those startups with an almost crazily big vision it wants to simplify the development of powerful, real-time apps, to the point where (as co-founder James Tamplin put it) it's "jet...
09:24 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The XOLO X900, Intel First Atom-Powered Android Smartphone And Its Bound To Just India
With Lava's XOLO X900 Intel is entering uncharted territory. It's the chip maker's first major push into mobile phones. Intel revealed its new mobile strategy and upcoming hardware a few months back a...
09:24 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The XOLO X900, Intels First Atom-Powered Android Smartphone And Its Bound To Just India
With Lava's XOLO X900 Intel is entering uncharted territory. It's the chip maker's first major push into mobile phones. Intel revealed its new mobile strategy and upcoming hardware a few months back a...
08:43 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Hulu Announces Four More Original Series
Hulu has been having a busy week. On Tuesday, the company announced a new deal for advertisers, which now charges them only for ad completions, and today at Hulu's upfronts, the company announced the ...
08:43 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Hulu Announces Four More Original Series, Bringing Total Lineup To Seven
Hulu has been having a busy week. On Tuesday, the company announced a new deal for advertisers, which now charges them only for ad completions, and today at Hulu's upfronts, the company announced the ...
08:41 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Siasto Draws Nearer To The Holy Grail Of Project Management Software
In the quest for the Holy Grail of project management software -- a product that just feels natural and easy to use -- Siasto has made it further than most. If this were The Last Crusade, it'd be some...
08:02 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch New York Hits Sprint With $300 Million Lawsuit Over 7 Years Of Tax Dodging
Now it seems as though Sprint may be joining that esteemed club. According to a new flurry of new reports, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a $300 million lawsuit against the wire...
08:02 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch New York Hits Sprint With $300 Million Lawsuit Over 7 Years Of Tax Dodging [Update: Sprint Responds]
Sprint's had its fair share of problems to deal with as of late, but who knew one of them would be taxes? According to a new flurry of new reports, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has file...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Decide.com Launches Daily Deals; Offers Price Guarantees On Select CE, Home Appliance Purchases
Decide.com, the shopping search site for consumer electronics and home appliances founded by former Farecast engineers, is now putting its money where its mouth is, so to speak. The service, which hel...
07:16 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Le Web London Goes Faster Than Realtime Grab Your TC Discount Here
'Allo my Breeteesh chums! If you have not been to Le Web before, zen zis is pour vous! Le Web is possibly Europe's oldest, and certainly its biggest tech startup conference, running for many years in ...
07:03 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Fab.de Hits Half A Million Users, Revenue Reaches 1.5M Euro Per Month
Fab has just released new figures on its growth in Germany and Austria, following February's acquisition ofCasacanda, a top flash sales site previously serving Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. And t...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Opening Watson Speech Recognition To Developers With New APIs In June
Hot off of a AT&T Labs event held in New York City, AT&T has just announced they will be opening up their Watson speech recognition technology to developers this June.Though Watson has been op...
06:46 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Struq Secures $8.5 million From Reed Elsevier, Pentech, Allen & Co
The problem with internet advertising - and there are many - is that while there are plenty of users who interact with ads, the hard part is working out which users are actually the most valuable to a...
06:16 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Badoo Hires Google Exec Ben Ling As New COO To Push Its Platforms And US Growth
Dating/meeting-people siteBadoohas been putting together a147 million registered user base over the last six years, with ahuge run on Facebook helping it to reach around the world last year. And today...
06:07 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Screenfeeder Is A Gorgeous Way To Display Social Feeds On Your iPhone, iPad Or TV
Screenfeeder is a gorgeous new app for the iPhone, iPad or TV (via Apple TV's AirPlay), which displays your social feeds on the screen from services like Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram and Dribble. Bu...
05:50 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia May Be Down, But Theyre Not Out
As bad as Nokia's financials look right now - a $4 billion drop in sales won't make anyone's day - don't consider the Windows Phone move a failure just yet. They've done what many phone companies have...
05:22 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise Data Software Company Splunk Prices IPO At $17 Per Share; Valued At $1.6B
Splunk, an enterprise data company, will be making its debut on the public markets this morning after pricing its IPO at $17.00 per share (this is up from the range of $11 to $13 per share). At this p...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch The TC NYC Mini-Meet Up Is Go! Here Are The Details
As we mentioned before, we were floating the idea of a mini meet up in our own back yard and we definitely got quite a bit of interest. So here we go: Get ready for the TC NYC Mini-Meet Up on May 8 at...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch TuneUp Takes On Shazam With Free (And Ad-Free) Mobile Music ID App
TuneUp, the service that cleans up your iTunes or Windows Media music collection, is moving into mobile from an unexpected angle.Unlike the TuneUp iTunes and Windows Media plugins, the main feature of...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch BranchOut Hits 25 Million Users, Nabs $25M In Series C Funding
BranchOut is officially going for the big time. The company, which makes a professional social network that runs on top of Facebook, is announcing today it has closed on $25 million in new funding, br...
02:13 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Lots Of Pain, No Gain: Nokia Reports $4B Drop In Q1 Sales To $9.7B, Blames Restructuring, Competition
Nokia warned us last week that it would be reporting some worse-than-expected numbers, and here they are: sales down by $4 billion (3.4 billion) to $9.7 billion (7.4 billion), with a corresponding fal...
01:52 pm GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch WPP Makes Big Leap Into E-Commerce, Leads On $10 Million mySupermarket Investment
The media and advertising giant WPP is taking a big step into e-commerce and how it can use it to leverage its other digital investments: today it has announced that it is investing $7 million into th...
10:41 am GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Another Siri-Like App, Voice Answer, Hits The App Store For Those Of Us Without The iPhone 4S
Looks like Apple might be loosening its grip even more on voice recognition apps? Or, it simply just feels that the competition is not as good as its own native Siri. We've just gotten word from Nethe...
07:57 am GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Kixeye Is The Lucrative Dark Horse of Facebook Gaming
While Zynga and other gaming companies seem to be doing everything possible to claw their way off the Facebook platform, at least one San Francisco company is still in. Big time.With just shy of 5 mil...
07:11 am GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Dorsey Pitching Square At $4B Valuation To Legg Mason, Fidelity And Other Institutional Investors
Payments company Square is raising another major round of funding, but is targeting institutional investors first because of the enormous size of the round, we hear from sources. Square's CEO and co-f...
06:14 am GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch With Help From Facebook Timeline, Viddy Becomes Top Free iPhone App
With the skyrocketing popularity and billion-dollar sale of Instagram, there's an ongoing race to apply Instagram's wildly successful photo sharing model to mobile video. There are a number of startup...
05:52 am GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Its Not About Instagram Its About Mobile
It has been more than a week now, but Techmeme today is dominated by Instagram related headlines. Was the Board involved? Did Marc Andreesen know? Did Instagram take the $50m from Sequoia and others b...
04:14 am GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Targets May 17th For IPO Date
This just in: According to multiple sources close to the company, Facebook is eyeing IPO on May 17th -- depending on whether the SEC agrees that all the reams of paperwork are in order. This is in lin...
04:13 am GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch MoveInsure Aims To Be Esurance For The Moving Industry
Believe it or not, 37 million Americans, or about 16 million households, pick up and move every year. Depending on whom you ask, we move as frequently as once every three years. Yes, moving is a part ...
04:12 am GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Here, Waste The Evening: Prince Of Persia Source Code Posted To Github
It's not every day that you see code like this:*-------------------------------* Superimpose "Turn disk over" message*-------------------------------FLIPDISKMSG lda #flipbox ldx #>flipbox jmp supe...
04:10 am GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Update Your Draw Something App To Chat, Save Drawings, Share Em To Facebook and Twitter
Tell your friends to hit the App Store or Android market, there's a new update for Draw Something out today with some cool new features. Now you can chat with friends while you play, save your drawing...
03:42 am GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Jumala Aims To Be An Unboring Minecraft
While I seriously doubt the staying power of this game platform, the concept is pretty cool. Called Jumala, this free-to-play online game allows players to stop the action mid-game and flip things aro...
03:42 am GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Targets May 17th For IPO Date
This just in: According to multiple sources close to the company, Facebook is eyeing IPO on May 17th -- depending on whether the SEC agrees that all the reams of paperwork are in order. This is in lin...
02:58 am GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Gaopeng, Groupons Flagging Effort in China, May Be Headed For A Merger with FTuan
This post is contributed by Ben Jiang, editor of TechNode, a bilingual blog based in China.Gaopeng, a joint venture between Groupon and Tencent, may be headed for a merger by the end of next month wit...
02:19 am GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Scribit Digs Up Content For Your Content Marketing
If you're an entrepreneur struggling to find the time or inspiration to udpate the company blog, a new service called Scribit offers a solution. Scribit was developed by a startup called Vertical Acui...
02:12 am GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Google Pumps Up Their Cloud Print Service With New FedEx Partnership
The amount of harried printing situations I've been party to has dropped dramatically since I finished school, but Google's new update to their Cloud Print service should have you covered if you can't...
01:28 am GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch More Than 200K Merchants Have Signed Up For PayPal Here
During eBay's earnings call today, eBay CEO and President John Donahoe said that over 200,000 merchants have signed up for PayPal Here, the company's Square-like mobile payments hardware and software ...
01:19 am GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Revamps Preferred Marketing Developer Program To Make It Easier To Find Real Social Media Experts
Facebook doesn't want your company to get burned by shady "social media gurus", so today it expanded its Preferred Developer Consultant program into the new Preferred Marketing Developer program which...
01:07 am GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch One More Time: Is This The Samsung Galaxy S III?
The amount of leaks, rumors and hype around the Samsung Galaxy S III are reaching iPhone-ish proportions. Consumers obviously want this phone. The latest set of alleged pics show a phone clearly born ...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch T-Mobile Announces The HTC One S: $199 On-Contract On April 25 (Hands-On)
It's only been a few short hours since AT&T announced the availability of HTC's mamma-jamma One X smartphone, but there may be a few more tricks coming out of HTC's sleeve before the day is done. ...
12:22 am GMT - Thu, April 19, 2012
Techcrunch eBay Beats; Q1 Revenue Up 29 Percent To $3.3B; Net Income Up 20 Percent
eBay just reported stronger than expected first quarter 2012 earnings today. Revenue increased 29% to $3.3 billion, compared to the same period of 2011. Non-Gaap earnings came in at $0.55 per diluted ...
11:32 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Web Dev Education Startup Treehouse Raises $4.75M From Chamath And Greylock
Web design and development community Treehouse has just secured $4.75 million in funding from Chamath Palihapitiya's Social+Capital partnership and the Greylock Discovery fund. The financing come...
10:59 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Ads Can Now Be Optimized To Drive Any On-Facebook Action, Such As In-App Purchases, Shares, Offer Claims
Marketers don't actually want clicks, they want the downstream conversions and the return on investment that follow. So today Facebook begins allowing advertisers using its API to ask it to show their...
10:46 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Labor Of Love: Developer Creates iPad App To Help His Autistic Brother
When Jonathan Izak graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, he decided to put his new degree in Computer Science to very good use. In an effort to help his 10-year old autistic brother O...
10:32 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft PM Resigns Via Video, Joins Justin Kans New Startup Exec
Exec, the new TaskRabbit competitor fromJustin.tv'sco-founder, Justin Kan, has just hired a new designer it seems. Or so she sings. In a video posted to YouTube by one Karen X. Cheng, she sings and st...
10:06 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Obvious, CrunchFund, True Ventures And Others Back Online Community For Local Neighborhoods And Cities, Neighborland
The Obvious Corporation, the ideas incubator and firm started by Biz Stone, Evan Williams and Jason Goldman, has announced its latest investmentonline community Neighborland. While it's unclear how mu...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch RingCentral Launches New Mobile, Cloud-Based Phone System For Businesses
Cloud-based phone systems provider RingCentral is debuting a new version of its platform that allows businesses to setup, manage and use their phone system from mobile devices.RingCentral, which is ba...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Fruux Keeps Your Calendars and Contacts In Sync Between All Of Your Devices
Keeping your calendars, contacts and tasks in sync between all of your devices is still a bit of a hassle - especially if you use different operating systems and vendors. Germany-based Fruux, which wa...
09:28 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Hey, Remember FriendCaller? It Just Launched 7-Way Mobile Video Chat
FriendCaller, a Skype alternative which, let's face it, we haven't heard much from in years, is today launching new web and mobile apps that support up to 7-way group video chats at once. The addition...
09:09 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Gadget Review Battle! The Logitech UE Air Speaker VS. The Sony RDP-XA700IP
Two gadgets enter, one leaves. It's that simple. Welcome to the TC Gadget Review Battle where two competing products are pitted against each other. No wishy washy conclusion based on an arbitrary numb...
08:24 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify Details New Global Partnership With Coca-Cola
Right now I'm sitting in a room covered in Spotify and Coca-Cola logos. That's because Spotify and Coke have just announced a global partnership to help both brands expand their ubiquity. The folks at...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Forecast Takes The Hassle Out Of Ambient Check-Ins Without Draining Your Battery
There are a number of different schools of thought about how useful Foursquare-like check-ins really are. Forecast, especially, is taking a very different approach from most of Foursquare's competitor...
07:52 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Analysis: Chinese PC Market Will Grow 12% In 2012
If you were wondering where all the PC growth was, look East, young person. IHS, formerly iSuppli, expects that desktop sales will rise 8% and ultrabook sales will take up 15 to 20 percent of notebook...
07:36 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Internet Ad Revenue Reaches $31B In 2011, Mobile Up 149 Percent (IAB Report)
Internet ad revenue revenue grew 22 percent in 2011, to $31 billion, according to the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report.That's an all-time high.The final three months were also the all-time best...
07:17 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Its Official: AT&T To Launch $199 HTC One X On May 6
Well, there you have it. After turning plenty of heads at this year's Mobile World Congress, HTC's latest and greatest handset now has an official release date for the United States.AT&T has just ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch PowerInbox Goes Plug-in Free With Email Client API; Adds Apps For Instagram & Pivotal Tracker
PowerInbox, the email platform that lets you run apps for Facebook, Twitter, Groupon and Google+ inside your inbox, is today launching its new "Connect API" which allows its service to be directl...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Emailer Mailjet Hits 1 Billion Emails Sent, Launches Apps For Tracking Emails In Real Time
Mailjet, a cloud emailing service for tracking marketing and transactional emails, has just launched a mobile application for its business customers offering real-time email tracking. Within the mobil...
06:53 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Q&A With Bill Amend, Creator Of FoxTrot (And Certified Geek)
As we noted yesterday, cartoonist Bill Amend has released three sets of his popular Foxtrot comic strips as $1.99 downloads. This move, prompted by the creation of Apple's iBooks Author software and, ...
06:50 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Calling All Startups: TechCrunch New York Just Posted Office Hours
The other day, I had the idea to open up Office Hours here in New York. And when I say "I had the idea," I mean that I stole it from Mike Butcher who had the brilliant plan to do the same thing in Eur...
06:08 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch The Noteboard Is An Amazing $10 Foldable Pocket Whiteboard
Traditional whiteboards are great for nearly everything but portability. Scribbling down physics problems? Sure. Impromptu game of tic-tac-toe? Of course. Folding up and putting it in your pocket? No...
04:51 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Experiments With Lower-Priced Taxis In Chicago Through Newly Launched Labs Group, Garage
Back when Uber intially launched in San Francisco, it was heralded as a service that would disrupt the taxi industry by providing black cars on-demand via mobile phones. Thus fare, the service has gai...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Marketo Buys Social Marketing App Developer Crowd Factory
Marketo, a company that provides an on-demand marketing software that allows businesses to optimize their sales and marketing efforts has acquired Crowd Factory, a startup that creates white-label soc...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Backed With $1.5M, CircleUp Aims To Be The AngelList For Consumer And Retail Startups
The funding environment for technology-focused startups these days is getting to be a bit ridiculous, so some tech industry folks may need to use their imaginations for a second to understand this con...
01:58 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Open Source Private Cloud Software Startup Eucalyptus Raises $30M From IVP, Benchmark To Take On VMware
Eucalyptus Systems, the developer of an open source, on-premise private cloud computing platform, has raised $30 million in Series C funding led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Benchmark Capi...
01:25 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Research: Only 6% of UK Consumers Care About TV Apps; 12% Want Mobile TV; 19% Want 3D
Attention TV world: consumers, it appears, are not as tech-friendly as you might think. According to a new survey out in the UK, the vast majority of the public is not interested in fancy new 3D or mo...
01:10 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Online Education Startup Coursera Lands $16M From Kleiner & NEA, Adds John Doerr To Its Board
It has already been a year since Peter Thiel called public attention to the bubble growing in American higher education. Yet, the cost of receiving a college degree in the U.S. has continued to grow, ...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch The Game Is Not Over For Facebook, Google In Russia (But There Is Work To Do)
Russia, like China, is a market full of tech promise, but in the face of strong local competiton, it is one that has also proven to be tough nut to crack for big U.S. companies looking for internation...
10:13 am GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch A Sign Of The Hiring-pocalypse
Oh San Francisco, has it really come to this?Are we now at the point where the disheveled men on street corners no longer ask for change, but rather developers? Apparently so.I walked out of the TechC...
08:06 am GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch DealAngel Helps You Find The Best Hotel Deals Not Just The Cheapest
Not all hotels are created equal. That's why paying $150 for a room at one hotel may be a rip-off at one hotel while it may be a great deal somewhere else and that, in turn, is why DealAngel is launc...
05:54 am GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch How RocketSpace Is Building A Hit Factory For Tech Startups
RocketSpace, the San Francisco co-working space for tech and new media startups, has attracted a strong set of tenants in the 14 months since it first opened its doors. Uber, Zaarly, Giftiki, Spotify,...
04:05 am GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch CloudFlare Is In Talks to Raise Funding At Near A $1 Billion Valuation
CloudFlare, a San Francisco-based startup that protects web sites from security threats and speeds up their load times, has been in talks to raise funding at a valuation that's around $1 billion, acco...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch TransferWise Raises $1.3M From Index, Others For The Next Disruption In Money Transfer: Crowdsourcing
If you've ever had to transfer money from one currency to another, you know that it can be a frustratingly pricey business. Now a new company, TransferWise, has raised seed funding totaling $1.3 milli...
02:58 am GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch iKamasutra: A Tale Of Sex, Love, And Apple App Store Rejection
I've seen plenty of apps get yanked from Apple's App Store in my day, but the news of an app called iKamasutra getting that same treatment really has me scratching my head. I won't rehash the entire s...
01:39 am GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch CEO Scott Thompson To Cut 50 Properties: Yahoo Has Been Doing Way Too Much
CEO Scott Thompson outlined a vision today of how Yahoo can start growing as a company again. His big theme: Focus, focus, focus."Yahoo has been doing way too much for too long and was only doing a fe...
01:30 am GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Liberate Your Pics: OpenPhoto Brings Its Killer Photo Sharing Platform To Your iPhone
If you've ever scoffed at Flickr, felt that photo sharing and storage websites hold your photos hostage, associated photos on the Web with platform lock-in, then you've already started to get a sense ...
01:28 am GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Coffee Meets Bagel Turns Online Dating Into A Daily Deal
Technology is all about convenience. At least, that's where it's headed. I can now ask someone to run across the city and pick up a package for me on Zaarly (which I did), Songza chooses my music play...
01:16 am GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Turntable Rival Soundrop Says 35M Tracks Went Through Its Spotify App In March; Funding Coming In Weeks
As Spotify continues its march to becoming a $1 billion-revenue company, the music streaming service is launching a battery of new products to increase the amount of time that people spend on the site...
01:09 am GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch VenueSeen: Social Media Monitoring Via Photography
VenueSeen launched their new platform today that lets businesses aggregate location specific sentiment, via social photography. What does that mean in laymans terms?It means this startup company will ...
01:05 am GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Building Smarter Apps
A new breed of mobile applications is coming. These new apps will not only "sense" the world around you, using the smartphone's sensors like the compass, GPS, and accelerometer - they'll also be able ...
12:31 am GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Cartoonist Bill Amend Releases FoxTrot Packs For iPad
In what I suspect will be an increasing trend, cartoonist Bill Amend has released three "packs" of his popular FoxTrot comics for the iPad. He built the books by himself using iBooks Author and procee...
12:19 am GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch IBMs Mixed Q1 2012: Revenue Flat At $24.7B; Net Income Up 7 Percent To $3.1B
IBM just reported mixed first quarter earnings for 2012. GAAP earnings came in at $2.61, up 13 percent with non-GAAP earnings at $2.78, up 15 percent. Revenue was flat for the quarter coming in at $24...
12:19 am GMT - Wed, April 18, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Q1 Results: Revenue Flat Year-Over-Year, Net Earnings Up 28%
Yahoo today reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2012, and after three years of declining annual revenues, the company looks like it may just be on track to stop the streak -- or at...
11:15 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Chrome For Android Gets Desktop View, Home Screen Bookmarks, File Downloads
Chrome for Android is becoming somewhat of a flagship product for Google, but given that it's only available on phones and tablets running Ice Cream Sandwich, its reach is pretty limited. It's still o...
11:11 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Skybox Imaging Raises $70M To Launch Two High-Res Imaging Microsatellites
Skybox Imaging just closed a massive $70M Series C round led by Canaan Partners and Norwest Venture Partners. Michael Arrington's CrunchFund got in on the action as well. The new investors join Khosla...
10:56 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Who Wants To Come To The TechCrunch Mini Meet-Up In NYC?
So, I've just recuperated from our VA mini meet-up tour, during which John and I visited DC, Norfolk, and Richmond in an attempt to find startup gems in unexpected corners of the country. This time we...
10:56 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Who Wants To Come To The TechCrunch Mini Meet-Up In NYC? UPDATED TIME
So, I've just recuperated from our VA mini meet-up tour, during which John and I visited DC, Norfolk, and Richmond in an attempt to find startup gems in unexpected corners of the country. This time we...
10:54 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Happy Birthday, Apple II
The Apple II personal computer is 35 years old today, a bit of news that I'm sure is either making you feel wildly old or gives you an odd rush of steampunk retro-nostalgia. The computer, launched on ...
10:43 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch The Twitter IPA: What Does Defensive Really Mean?
Twitter is an innovative company, and todays introduction of theInnovators Patent Agreementshows that their legal department can be innovative too. The Innovators Patent Agreement, adraft of whichwas ...
10:35 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint Goes Green (Yet Again) With The Eco-Conscious LG Optimus Elite
Well, Sprint certainly seems hell-bent on making this Earth Day one to remember. Not only have they decided to launch the LTE-friendly LG Viper and Galaxy Nexus on April 22, Sprint has announced that ...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Is The Lumia 900 Headed To T-Mobile?
The Lumia 900 is an excellent handset, whether or not European carriers like it. But it's hard to imagine how Nokia and Microsoft plan to achieve a high level of penetration with the phone on a single...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Curation Service Storify Partners With Pulse In First-Ever Syndication Deal
Storify, the startup that lets anyone "curate" stories from around the web by collecting posts from social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, is today announcing its first-ever syndicatio...
09:59 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch New Listen Button On Facebook Musician Pages Instantly Plays Their Songs In Your Favorite Streaming App
Today Facebook co-opts the best thing about Myspace pages -- rapid music discovery -- by prominently adding a "Listen" button to musician Pages right next to the Like button. When clicked, the artist'...
09:12 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Gmail Suffers Downtime, Google Is Investigating [Update: It's Back]
Gmail seems to be suffering from a bit of downtime this morning. Most of us here at TechCrunch haven't been able to log in to our accounts and the reports on Twitter seem indicate that this issue is a...
09:08 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Announces Innovators Patent Agreement, Gives IP Control To Engineers And Designers
It looks likeTwitter is taking a fresh approach to the huge, expensive mess that is the U.S. patent system, as outlined in a just-publishedblog post. The post summarizes something that Twitter is call...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Gnip Signs Deal To Syndicate Tumblr Firehose
Social data startup Gnip has scored another impressive partnership it says it's the first company to syndicate the full firehose of content from blogging service Tumblr.Gnip is probably best-known for...
08:57 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Now Lets Video Creators Solicit Donations For Kickstarter & Indiegogo Projects
Google is announcing this morning that YouTube creators can now link their videos to projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. The company says that thesecrowd-sourcedfundraising platforms were already b...
08:50 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Wearable Computing Will Soon Intensify The Platform Wars
Google made quite a splash with its Project Glass video earlier this month. While Google's vision of wearable computing still looks a bit like science fiction today, a new report by Forrester analyst ...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Setster Gives All Daily Deal Companies Their Own Groupon Scheduler
As the daily deal space has become increasingly crowded over the last two years, local merchants increasingly feel pressured to run deals, but for many reasons, they end up overwhelmed by the prospec...
08:18 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Happly For iPad Helps Curious Kids Discover The WebSafely
iPad guilt? There needs to be a technical term for that feeling in the pit of a parent's stomach that arises from handing over the iPad to their kids, only to watch them play brain rotting Outfit7 gam...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Klout Launches Brand Pages To Help Companies Engage Influencers
Klout, the startup that measures influence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare, Google+ and other social apps, is launching a new feature for companies today to help brands engage...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Shasta Ventures, Founders Fund Put $4.5 Million In The Uber For Carwashes, Cherry
Cherry, a recently launched startup that brings on-demand carwashes to you and your car, has raised $4.5 million in new funding from Shasta Ventures, Founders Fund, Shervin Pishevar and Bill Lee. Shas...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Out, Best Buy, Ikea Will Soon Sell Their Own HDTV System And Its Awesome
Ikea is entering a brave new world: home entertainment systems. The company unveiled its UPPLEVA line today with a smart YouTube ad (embedded after the jump). The video spot quickly explains that the ...
06:49 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Review: Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4540 All-in-One Printer
We've covered quite a bit of the Epson line and usually found the printers to be solid, respectable, and inexpensive. This latest addition to the WorkForce family, the WP-4540 is arguably all of those...
06:40 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch This $650 iPhone Case Can Withstand A .50 Caliber Shot In The Back
The iPhone is a notoriously fragile device. That's where cases come in. However, this case, by a Japanese firm called Marudai, might be the toughest (and most impractical) case ever made. The massive ...
06:25 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Oakley Could Be Cooking Up Smart Glasses To Take On Googles Project Glass
Back when rumors of Googles fabled augmented-reality glasses began picking up steam, one of the most frequently repeated bits was that they bore a striking resemblance to (rather old) Oakleys Thump mp...
06:04 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Hulu Changes Deal For Advertisers: Now They Only Pay When Viewers Watch The Whole Ad
This morning,at the Ad Age Digital Conference in NYC,Hulu CEO Jason Kilar announced a significant change in how the media company will charge its advertisers. Going forward, advertisers will only be c...
05:56 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Interview: Megadeths David Ellefson Talks Shop About Rock Shop (Video)
David Ellefson Rock Shop is a solid and simple guitar/bass amp-modeling app that runs on iOS. It is made by PocketLabWorks and works in conjunction with the company's iRiff Port cable/interface. In ca...
05:53 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Read It Later Rebrands As Free App, Pocket; Updates UI With Filters, Favorites And More
Read It Later, an app that allows you to save articles and other content on the web to read them later, is debuting a new version of its service and rebranding as "Pocket."Founded in August 2007 by Na...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Sun Co-founders WayIn Launches End-To-End Platform For Easy Twitter Polling
In late 2010, Sun Microsystems Co-founder Scott McNealy and finance veteran Scott Johnston, launched WayIn, a mobile Q&A and polling service designed to let individuals and brands quickly create a...
05:32 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Dog Patch Labs Says Its Kicking It From Dublin. Can Incubators Solve Europes issues?
Dogpatch Labs, the incubator backed by Polaris Ventures, is perhaps most famous for helping out startups like Instagram, TurntableFM, Mixel, FancyHands and Formspring in their early days, out of offic...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch European Carriers Arent Digging Nokias Lumia Line
Nokia hasn't had the best year. Of course, the launch of the Lumia line has been refreshing, as Nokia's much-anticipated Windows Powered offerings are finally out in the world, trying to woo owners li...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch 12Society Adds Michael Strahan As Co-founder, Nets Funding From Lightbank, BeachMint Founders
When we last heard from 12Society -- the stealth startup described as a "guy-focused lifestyle platform built on the intersection of culture, technology and commerce" -- San Francisco Giants' starting...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch 12Society Adds Michael Strahan As Co-founder, Nets Funding From Lightbank, BeachMint Founder
When we last heard from 12Society -- the stealth startup described as a "guy-focused lifestyle platform built on the intersection of culture, technology and commerce" -- San Francisco Giants' starting...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch 12Society Grabs Michael Strahan, Nets Funding From Groupon Co-founders, BeachMint President
When we last heard from 12Society -- the stealth startup described as a "guy-focused lifestyle platform built on the intersection of culture, technology and commerce" -- San Francisco Giants' starting...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Threadflip Gets $1.6 Million From FRC, Baseline, A16Z, Dave Morin And Others To Virtualize The Clothing Swap
There has to be something in the air: Just when I thought that I had enough distraction in my life, one more sweet clothing swap site launches, allowing me to focus on my hobby (fashion, and specifica...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Threadflip Gets $1.6M From Baseline, First Round, Dave Morin And Others To Virtualize The Clothing Swap
There has to be something in the air: Just when I thought that I had enough distraction in my life, one more sweet clothing swap site launches, allowing me to focus on my hobby (fashion, and specifica...
04:40 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Its Just A Flesh Wound: Apple Stocks Down For Fifth Consecutive Day
Apple stock fell 4.1% on Monday, continuing a five day skid and a trend that has drained $50 billion in market capital from the company and dropped share price from a high of $643 on April 10 to its c...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Survey: MP4 Is Top Format For Web and Mobile Videos
When you watch a video on the web or your mobile phone, the odds are pretty good you are using the MP4 video format and the H.264 codec. There are a lot of choices when it comes to video formats. But...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch SAY Media Has A New Way To Measure Online Ads: Cost Per Exposure
Back in February, comScore released a statistic that was probably pretty discouraging if you're an online advertiser: In a study, it found that 31 percent of ads delivered were never actually seen by ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Peter Thiels Breakout Labs Awards $350K Each To Six Ambitious Biotech Startups
While most of us are still reeling in shock last week's one billion Instagram buy, Peter Thiel -- through both Founders Fund and the Thiel Foundation is almost single-handedly leading the charge into ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Peter Thiels Breakout Labs Awards $350K Each To 6 Ambitious Biotech Startups
While most of us are still reeling in shock after last week's one billion Instagram buy, Peter Thiel -- through both Founders Fund and the Thiel Foundation -- is almost single-handedly leading the cha...
02:10 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Shared Online Paywall Service Piano Media Secures Euro 2 million from 3TS
Slovak startup Piano Media, which has challenged the online media industry with an aggregated paywall concept, has raised 2 million Euros from 3TS, one of the leading private equity funds in Central a...
02:10 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Shared Online Paywall Service Piano Media Secures 2 Million Euros From 3TS
Slovak startup Piano Media, which has challenged the online media industry with an aggregated paywall concept, has raised 2 million from 3TS, one of the leading private equity funds in Central and Ea...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Menswear Startup American Giant Gets Into The T-Shirt Business
American Giant, a startup offering affordable, American-made apparel for men, is expanding into T-shirt sales today.The company launched at the beginning of February. CEO Bayard Winthrop has decades o...
12:21 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Pebble Smart Watch Raises Over $3m On Kickstarter After Asking For Only $100k
A 'smart watch' that connects to an iPhone or Android to display information that appears on your phone seems somewhat of a no-brainer, but until now few convincing efforts have appeared. Now, a team ...
12:09 pm GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Gogobot Opens For Business In Europe (Smart Move: 44% Of Its Customers Are Here Already, Says CEO Travis Katz)
Social travel site Gogobot is doing a little traveling of its own. Today, its announcing the opening of its first European headquarters, in London.The move, says Travis Katz, the CEO and founder of th...
11:11 am GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Blur Group Raises $2M To Disrupt How Marketers Pick Creatives For Campaigns
A B2B company that is trying to change the way that marketers procure services for ad campaigns says that it has just closed one of Europes largest-ever angel financing rounds.blur Group, which runs a...
08:55 am GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Euro SaaS Startups Rejoice Notion Capital Closes $100m For Its 2nd Fund
We've seen the rise of new kinds of VC funds in Europe recently, mostly notably Passion Capital's $60m last year and the new fund just raised by Earlybird in Berlin, among others. These new kinds of f...
08:55 am GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Euro SaaS Startups Rejoice Notion Capital Closes $100M For Its Second Fund
We've seen the rise of new kinds of VC funds in Europe recently, mostly notably Passion Capital's $60M last year and the new fund just raised by Earlybird in Berlin, among others. These new kinds of f...
08:03 am GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Win A Meeting With Sean Parker, SV Angel & More In An Auction To Benefit Cancer Research
The Motion To Dismiss Cancer, a team formed to raise money for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), recently kicked off its annual "Venture Capital Master's Lunch Series," an ongoing auction...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Sacrificing Web Standards for Short-Term Gain?
When I saw 4ormats TechCrunch post, Bootstrapped Startup Saves Over $100K by Dropping IE, I first called shenanigans, but then congratulated them on their brilliant marketing ploy. They might as well ...
05:08 am GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Acquires Social Recommendation App Ditto.me
It's a big day for M&A. The latest of today's deal announcements is the news that Groupon has acquired Ditto.me, the mobile app for discovering and planning new places to go with friends. Ditto an...
04:09 am GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Android Developers Can Now Charge More Than $20 For In-App Purchases
Amazon is now letting developers charge higher prices for in-app purchases thanks to new parental controls it just overhauled. The company sent out an e-mail to developers today that said: "With our p...
04:04 am GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Inside Founders Den, The Invite-Only Clubhouse For Tech Entrepreneurs [TCTV]
Founders Den, the "private clubhouse for entrepreneurs" based in downtown San Francisco, celebrated its first anniversary back in January. Now that the invite-only tech startup coworking space is star...
03:42 am GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Windows 8 Will Come In Three Different Flavors (Two For x86, One For ARM)
Microsoft just announced that Windows 8 will come in three different flavors: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT. Windows 8 will be the mainstream consumer edition. The Pro version will bring a n...
03:27 am GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Google Creative Lab Gets Old Spice Creative Director Iain Tait From Wieden + Kennedy
A big hire for Google announced today, and perhaps a sign of some sharper viral marketing coming out of the company going forward: the company is adding Iain Tait to the team at Google Creative Lab, t...
03:13 am GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Path Announces $30M+ Round Of Funding, Investors Include Sir Richard Branson
Following a wave of rumors and reports, Path just announced that it has raised more than $30 million in new funding."We are delighted to announce that last week we closed a significantround of funding...
02:21 am GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Google Drive Lives: Google Drive App Found
If you needed any more proof that Google Drive was alive, look no further than this screenshot of the app. I've been able to download and run the app and it is currently idle, sitting quietly in the c...
02:15 am GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Mor.sl Offers Recipe Recommendations To Hungry Webonauts
An entrepreneur we met in DC, Mili Mittal, told us about her site, mor.sl. Unfortunately, she didn't describe it fully, leading me to believe it was far less cool than it really is. That failure has b...
01:53 am GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Study: Those Social Media Logos On TV Actually Work
There is hardly a program or ad on TV these days that doesn't ask its viewers to like its Facebook page or tweet about it. According to a new survey by global consulting firm Accenture, those social m...
12:59 am GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Google Drive Said To Launch Next Week, With 5GB Of Free Storage For All
Rumors and reports of Google Drive's imminent launch have been coming hard and fast lately, but this one may just take the cake. The folks at The Next Web managed to get their hands on a draft of Goog...
12:25 am GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Acquires Social Analytics Startup Hotspots.io
Hotspots.io, a startup promising to deliver "social media intelligence that you'll actually use", just announced on its home page that it has been acquired by Twitter.It looks like Hotspots was still ...
12:19 am GMT - Tue, April 17, 2012
Techcrunch Study: Facebooks Ad Business Booms Before IPO With CPC Up 23%, CPM Up 15%
While Google's advertising cost per click fell 6% since Q4 2011, Facebook keeps commanding higher prices from advertisers with CPC up 23% in key markets during same period according to a study of the ...
11:56 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Gaming Startup Funzio Is Raising $50M At A $350M Valuation
In what will be a bellwether for the mobile gaming industry after Zynga's deal to buy OMGPOP, Funzio is raising $50 million at a $350 million pre-money valuation, according to sources familiar with th...
11:41 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Tinychat Now Has 20 Million Registered Users, Hits Profitability
Tinychat, the web-based video chat service, just surpassed 20 million users. Founded in 2009, the company has been on a roll lately and is showing some impressive momentum. Just about a year and a hal...
11:34 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Jonah Lehrer: How Creativity Works [TCTV]
So how, exactly, does creativity work? Jonah Lehrer's best-selling new book Imagine: How Creativity Works is a lucid attempt to scientifically explain both creativity and imagination. As Lehrer told m...
11:13 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch MagicPlan 2.0 Arrives: Create Instant Floor Plans Using Your iPhone Or iPads Camera
Augmented reality isn't always totally pointless. Sorry if you think it's hugely useful to see an augmented view of tweets around you just by holding up your phone, but I like to find slightly more ad...
11:11 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Asus Announces A Ridiculous Solution For Its Flawed Transformer Prime Android Tablet
The Transformer Prime is a fantastic example of a product rushed to market. It was as if Asus was trolling consumers and yelling "First!" The tablet launched with a host of problems, many of which Asu...
11:10 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch As 3D Printing Heats Up, Stratasys And Objet Merge
Stratasys and Objet, two 3D printing companies, have merged. The new company, Stratasys Ltd, will be based in Eden Prairie, Minn. and Rehovot, Israel, the hometowns of Stratasys and Objet, respectivel...
10:38 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Wikimedia Brings The Wikipedia Approach To How It Runs Its Servers
Wikipedia and all of its related projects are obviously driven by the work of thousands of volunteers. Interestingly, though, while Wikipedia runs on top of an open-source stack, it's been traditional...
09:49 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Meet-Ups: Now With More Pitocin
While I know that a TechCrunch meet-up can invigorate start-up founders and encourage investors to write checks, did you know they can also induce labor? One attendee, Richard Moormann, above, visited...
09:48 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch SEC Filing: First Round Capital Raising $135 Million For New Fund
From a recent SEC filing, it looks like early stage investment firm First Round Capital is raising $135 million for a new fund, First Round Capital IV, L.P. Managing partners Josh Kopelman, Chris Fral...
09:43 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Director James Cameron On The Secrets of Making 3D Profitable [Live Video 10:40am PT]
James Cameron, the director of the just-released 3D version of the Titanic, as well as Aliens, Terminator, Avatar and so many other major blockbusters, is spilling some secrets today. He's speaking a...
09:33 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Path For Families? Kidfolio Brings Private Social Networking For Parents To iPhone
Hey look: another private, micro social networking service has just launched. From Alt12 Apps, which moms know better as the maker of the BabyBump app, there now comes a new mobile-only private social...
09:20 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Press-On Polarizers Let You Enjoy 3D Movies Without Wearing Ugly Glasses
The Stix project is just a concept now, but what a concept it is. It's essentially a way for glasses-wearers to enjoy 3D movies without having to put on oddly-shaped and potentially ugly 3D glasses. T...
08:36 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch New Deal With MGM Brings Robocop and Terminator To YouTube And Google Play
Google is slowly but surely building out its movie rental service on YouTube. Less than two weeks ago, the company struck a deal with Paramount to bring about 500 of the studio's movies to YouTube and...
08:19 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch TheComplete.me Launches Social Dating Site, Matches With $1.22M From Industry Leaders
If Facebook itself isn't a covert dating site, then at least its social graph could be -- a big group of startups have been going for this honeypot of user data and connections ever since the company ...
07:42 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Openwave, Inventors Of The Mobile Internet, Sells Software Biz To Focus On Patents
Mobile messaging, in its traditional sense, is on the decline, and the patent world is hot, hot, hot, and today one company that plays in both areas showed where it sees its stronger ties at the momen...
07:42 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Updated: Openwave, Inventors Of The Mobile Internet, Sells Software Biz To Focus On Patents
Mobile messaging, in its traditional sense, is on the decline, and the patent world is hot, hot, hot, and today one company that plays in both areas showed where it sees its stronger ties at the momen...
07:41 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Job Postings Reveal Skype For Browsers Project
A series of job postings from Microsoft hint at - well, actually they come out and state that - Microsoft intends to bring Skype to the web browser. The posts, which describe positions for software de...
07:10 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Bingo Bash-Maker BitRhymes Raises $1M For Casino-Style Games on Facebook, Mobile
BitRhymes, the San Francisco-gaming startup behind a bingo game that has attracted about 400,000 daily active users on Facebook, has raised $1 million in angel funding.BitRhymes' rise comes at an inte...
06:57 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Dashlane Speeds Up The Web With Instant Logins, Automatic Checkout And More
The stealthy consumer Internet startup Dashlane, which had raised a $5 million Series A back in September, is today coming out of hiding with the launch of its public release. The company is offering ...
06:40 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Sprints $199 Galaxy Nexus Launches On April 22 With $50 Google Wallet Credit In Tow
If they havent already done it, Sprint customers in need of an upgrade should make it a point to circle April 22 on their calendars. Not only has Sprint chosen that day to launch their eco-friendly LG...
06:40 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Sprints $199 Galaxy Nexus Launches On April 22 With $40 Google Wallet Credit In Tow
If they havent already done it, Sprint customers in need of an upgrade should make it a point to circle April 22 on their calendars. Not only has Sprint chosen that day to launch their eco-friendly LG...
06:15 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Manila-Based Social Music Service Twitmusic Makes It Into 500 Startups
A big domestic market of 92 million people, English as an official language, a large IT talent pool, and a strategic location in South East Asia: the Philippines surely has the potential to become the...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Chartbeat Raises $9.5M, Launches Engagement-Focused Redesign
Real-time analytics startup Chartbeat is making two big announcements today. The first should be pretty obvious to anyone who uses the service it's unveiling a big redesign. And it's not stopping the...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Estimize Takes Stock Gamification One Step Further With Challenges
Estimize is a startup trying to discover the true "whisper number" of public stocks not just the official analyst consensus, but what Wall Street really believes. To make that happen, it's encouragin...
05:54 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Roku Launches In Canada With Over 100 Streaming Channels
Roku just landed in the great white north. The tiny little streaming box launched in the UK a few weeks back and now it's hitting Canada along with over 100 channels of streaming goodness. The Roku 2 ...
05:35 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Aeir Talk Gives A Fathers Autistic Kids A Voice
We met Joe Hill in Norfolk, Virginia last week. He had a story to tell us. He has two autistic sons who have had trouble communicating and he noticed that the world of tools for autism often overlooke...
05:17 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung To Reveal The Next Galaxy Phone On May 3 At London Event
After months of waiting (not to mention plenty of conflicting reports), Samsung may have finally revealed when they plan to unveil their long-awaited Galaxy S III. According to a press invitation that...
05:11 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Employee Takes A Picture Of His Desk, Possibly Confirms Existence Of Droid Razr HD
It would appear that Motorola is putting even more of an effort into its resurrected Razr line. Just a few months after the hotly anticipated Droid Razr stepped onto the scene, Motorola offered the sa...
05:06 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch The New iPad To Launch In South Korea And 11 Other Countries This Week
Apple took to the wires this morning to announce that the new iPad will hit 12 countries later this week. Along with South Korea, this coming Friday the new iPad launches in Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, D...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Video Conferencing Platform Blue Jeans Lands Major Reseller Deal With InterCall
Blue Jeans Network, an enterprise video conferencing solution to integrate across many platforms, is announcing a major reseller partnership with Intercall, one of the largest audio conferencing and c...
04:49 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Europes Zynga? Social Games Co. Zattikka Raises $20M On AIM, Buys Hattrick, Concept Art House And Sneaky Games
More activity in the social and casual gaming space, following on from the $200 million acquisition of OMGPOP by Zynga. The UK-based games company Zattikka has started trading on the public markets an...
04:40 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Video Conferencing Platform Blue Jeans Lands Major Reseller Deal With InterCall
Blue Jeans Network, an enterprise video conferencing solution to integrate across many platforms, is announcing a major reseller partnership with Intercall, one of the largest audio conferencing and c...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch 1M Users Strong, Schoology Grabs $6M To Take On Blackboard, Moodle
Schoology, the makers of a one-stop, cloud-based learning management system for primary and secondary schools, is announcing today that it has closed a $6 million Series B round of venture funding. Th...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Style For Hire Wants To Bring Personal Stylists To The Masses
Hiring a personal stylist, who will handpick and curate your wardrobe, used to be a fashion luxury that only the wealthy or celebrities could afford. Today, Style For Hire, a fashion startup co-founde...
03:01 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Txtr Fights AmazonApple With iPhoneAndroid eBooks For The Rest Of Us
While Apple, Amazon and competition authorities globally tussle over book pricing, a fleet-of foot startup is quietly building an alternative platform others would do well to check out. txtr is one of...
12:54 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Messaging Consolidates: Myriad Buys Struggling Synchronica For $38M
Some consolidation afoot in the evolving world of mobile messaging: one messaging provider, Switzerland’s Myriad Group, is buying a UK-based rival, Synchronica, for 23.9 million (around $38 mill...
12:54 pm GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Messaging Consolidates: Myriad Group Buys Synchronica For $38M
Some consolidation afoot in the evolving world of mobile messaging: one messaging provider, Switzerland's Myriad Group, is buying a UK-based rival, Synchronica, for 23.9 million (around $38 million), ...
10:28 am GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Whats In A Name? Australia Wants Apple To Change The Name Of The iPad Over 4G Incompatibility
Looks like we may see another development today in Apple's ongoing iPad/4G controversy in Australia. The country's Competition and Consumer Commission is meeting with Apple in court again today to try...
05:31 am GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Netflixs Reed Hastings Chastises Comcast Over Net Netrality And Its Shady Xfinity App
In the latest battle in the war for living room domination, Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings took to his public Facebook account and called out Comcast's latest attack on Net Neutrality. As he explains Com...
05:31 am GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Netflixs Reed Hastings Chastises Comcast Over Net Neutrality And Its Shady Xfinity App
In the latest battle in the war for living room domination, Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings took to his public Facebook account and called out Comcast's latest attack on Net Neutrality. As he explains Com...
05:24 am GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch The Best iOS Apps To Watch On Apple TV
Developers dont have to wait for a fully baked version of Apple TV to come out to get a feel forhow their apps will play on the big screen.Although an eco-system for Apple TV apps does not yet exist, ...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Blinksteady: The Bike Light Apple Would Make If Apple Made Bike Lights
When's the last time you really splurged on something for your bike? The old girl gets you around town, puts up with your ridiculous maintenance regimens, and shifts and rattles in just the right way ...
03:10 am GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch User Experience And The Poison On The Tip Of The Arrow
I used Path twice. None of the people that I know are using Path. I even checked with an early adopter of social media recently and one of Paths earliest users. She told me that she doesn't see a lot ...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch Steve Blank Teaches Entrepreneurs How To Fail Less
While secretly wanting to be an entrepreneur but working at Electronic Arts, I would sometimes sneak out early and jet to Stanford campus to crash Steve Blanks entrepreneurial lecture series. Steve li...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, April 16, 2012
Techcrunch An Open Letter To Those Not Employed At Instagram
Dear Non-Instagramers, Sorry that you didnt get bought out for $1 billion last week. Thats got to be a bummer. Kevin Systrom just made enough money to buy a boat big enough to make Larry Ellison jealo...
11:55 pm GMT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Techcrunch How Social Currency Is Driving Identity, Trust and New Industries
As our lives increasingly move to the digital realm whether its what we read, what we watch, photos that once sat in frames now uploaded to a server farm somewhere in the rural United States, or even...
11:12 pm GMT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Techcrunch Why Startups Should Pay Attention To Skyrocketing Patent Prices
As large companies increasingly look to protect their revenue streams through IP risk mitigation, startups with strong patent holdings will become increasingly valuable because they provide an opportu...
10:25 pm GMT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Techcrunch Government Poised To Provide A Huge Boost To Healthtech Startups
Currently, the federal government is poised to level the playing field for healthtech startups.An unprecedented wave of innovative healthtech startups has been developing over the last few years. You ...
09:40 pm GMT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Techcrunch Stop Looking For A Technical Co-founder
Editor's Note: Alexey Komissarouk is a CS senior at the University of Pennsylvania and founder of the PennApps Hackathon. This article is based on an earlier talk to the Wharton MBA Entrepreneurship C...
08:23 pm GMT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Lumia 900 Review: This Ones A No-Brainer
Guys, this one's such a no brainer that I shouldn't even have to lay it all out. But I will.The Nokia Lumia 900 is an excellent handset, comes packed with a fresh new operating system in the form of W...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Techcrunch Surviving The Scramble For San Francisco Office Space
The residential real estate bubble isnt the only real estate challenge facing startups in Silicon Valley. Office space within the city limits is becoming more scarce by the day as tech companies conti...
07:50 pm GMT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Techcrunch Riding The Third Wave of TV Transformation
Eric Elia (@ericelia) is a member of the founding team at Brightcove, and is currently the vice president of TV solutions. Brightcove, a video and app solutions provider, went public on Feb. 17 on the...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Techcrunch The Post-PC Enterprise
In 1997, Larry Ellison had a vision for a new paradigm of computing which he called the Network Computer (NC). The idea was simple: a group of partners would build devices and services that leveraged ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Techcrunch The Mobile Paradox
Googles stock declined by over 4% yesterday. Many have put this down to the companys decision to create a non-voting class of stock as part of a control-retention exercise as the founders sell shares....
11:01 am GMT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Techcrunch The Cloud Will Kill The Resume, And Thats a Good Thing
I was recently going through an old bankers box that I packed up years ago while I was cleaning out my office. There was a Palm Pilot, a mini cassette recorder, and even a stack of floppy disks. It wa...
06:03 am GMT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Techcrunch FCC Wants To Fine Google $25K For WiFi Investigation Delays
In its investigation of whether Google's Street View cars illegally collected personal data from WiFi networks, the Federal Communications Commission has reached a decision that seems like a mix of go...
04:30 am GMT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Techcrunch How I Got Ripped At 500 Startups
Little sleep, lots of stress, free food at all hours, and Paul Singh constantly try to booze you under the table. Sounds like the old college days when you tried to rush for Sigma Chi, doesnt it?But n...
03:06 am GMT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Techcrunch Google Finally Gets Right To Gmail Trademark In Germany
When Google launched Gmail in Germany in 2005, it was quickly barred from using the Gmail name for its email product there. German entrepreneur Daniel Giersch, after all, had registered the 'G-mail' t...
02:30 am GMT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Techcrunch Its Not A Bubble, Its Valleywood
There is a certain type of company that can only exist in Silicon Valley. People outside of the Valley scratch their heads at how a company with no revenue and no apparent business model can be called...
01:30 am GMT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Techcrunch Court Rules Software Not Protected By Fed Crime Laws, Overturns Conviction of Goldman Engineer
Before leaving Goldman Sachs to earn a millionaires salary with Chicago High Frequency Trading (HFT) startup Teza Technologies, Sergey Aleynikov made one last transaction. At 5:20pm on his last day, j...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, April 15, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Communications And The Future of Marketing In The Post-PC World
If you are a marketer who has spent the last 10 years mastering the art of capturing and converting customers on the desktop web, the rapid rise of smartphones and the iPad might make you nervous.You'...
11:59 pm GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch Is Direct Selling The Next Driver Of Startup Commerce Companies?
As my partner Bipul Sinha noted in a post last year, direct selling is one of the most interesting opportunities in commerce in the time of social. Direct selling is being invigorated right now, not j...
11:54 pm GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch The New Grabio Lets You Grab Classified Deals On The Go
Grabio has been around for about a year but they've recently update the app and added a number of features. What does it do? Essentially it's a mobile Craigslist with notifications and location-based ...
11:21 pm GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch The 5 Most Over-Hyped Future of TV Topics
From some of the chatter out there, it seems like the prerequisites to have "deep knowledge" about the TV industry is to have ever watched TV. Yes, that sounds pretty cynical, but I see post after pos...
10:37 pm GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch Too Cold For Coachella? Watch Couchella On YouTube
It is freaking cold here in Indio California, so cold that half of the house I'm staying with for the weekend left the Coachella music festival last night around 9pm. Even though I stayed until midnig...
09:47 pm GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch Apps Have Got Your Back
WWho needs governments? The ongoing mobile/social/crowdsourcing trend(s) have led to a wealth of new community-based resources that support or supplant traditional civic and government services. Think...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Moe, Larry, and Curly
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor have a lot to work with this week: Instagram, a Google+ redesign, and Ann Romney joining Twitter. But if Larry is Larr...
07:46 pm GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch StraighterLine Nabs $10M To Make College More Affordable Through Online Education
A year ago, Peter Thiel called it a bubble. Whatever you call it, the cost of attaining a college degree has skyrocketed to the point of absurdity -- to the point of one trillion red flags. Student de...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch We Are Our Scores: The Aspirational Self
I left off last time talking about how gamification and the Quantified Self -- the use of sensors and devices to gather and analyze as much personal numeric data as possible for new insights into the ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch CEO Bloggers: To Blog or Not to Blog
Where do you get the time to write so much as a company CEO, and more importantly, shouldnt you be closing deals or doing something more useful?Fair enough.Do What Comes Naturally To YouSome entrepren...
12:50 pm GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch Open Office Hours With TechCrunch Europe
Doing meetups and attending conferences is great for uncovering new startups and entrepreneurs, but sometimes you just want to sit down over coffee for a few minutes and explain what you're doing. So ...
05:04 am GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch How Kik Survived The Group Messaging Wars And Built A Sweet Mobile App For Controlling TVs
If a consumer mobile fad comes and goes, and you don't play consolidation musical chairs, what do you do next?This is kind of what happened to Kik, a Canadian startup that took off with the explosive ...
04:14 am GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Explains Why Its Supporting Congress CISPA Cybersecurity Bill
Facebook today explained why it has taken a positive stance on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or "CISPA", bill currently under consideration in the United States Congress. The soci...
03:31 am GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch Death To The Gatekeepers: Bezos Talks Innovation In The Publishing Space
The heart of Jeff Bezos' mission has always to circumvent the traditional "gatekeepers" of commerce. He started with books, an industry ripe for disruption, and moved onto, well, everything else. At t...
03:30 am GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Fixes Lumia 900 Data Woes Ahead Of Schedule With New Software Update
Nokia certainly didn't waste any time when it came to fixing that pesky data connection bug that popped up in a few first-run Lumia 900s. Just two days after Nokia acknowledged the issue and pledged t...
02:32 am GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch Verify Now Lets Designers Test More Of Their Ideas In More Places
Interaction design and strategy firm ZURB has turned more and more of its internal apps into products for other designers over the last few years. Among these products is Verify, a handy little tool t...
02:01 am GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch SnapTerms: Terms Of Service As A Service
You might not think that something like a website's Terms of Service wouldn't be all that interesting, but you'd be wrong. After that post about how awesome 500px's Terms of Service are (tl;dr: they t...
12:51 am GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch After Three Years, Visual Voicemail Service YouMail Calls It Quits On BlackBerry
Freemium visual voicemail service YouMail never forgot their roots they first launched in late 2007 with the mission of making visual voicemail available to the masses, but soon focused their attenti...
12:20 am GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch Ive Finally Found The Perfect iPhone Case: The Cygnett Icon
One of the best things about the iPhone is its design. It's beautiful — slim, sleek, and finished in piano black with a hint of brushed aluminum. Sometimes I just stare at it. But there's a big ...
12:02 am GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch The Other Sinister Plot At Groupon
I love Silicon Valley. Love almost everything about the technology ecosystem. I grew up in New Jersey watching with extreme envy and wonderment as the 95-01 boom-bust played out. Like most, I also sha...
12:01 am GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 04.13.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm PT....
12:00 am GMT - Sat, April 14, 2012
Techcrunch The Other Sinister Plot At Groupon
I love Silicon Valley. Love almost everything about the technology ecosystem. I grew up in New Jersey watching with extreme envy and wonderment as the 95-01 boom-bust played out. Like most, I also sha...
11:58 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Needs Your Help: Promises Free Software In Return For Windows 8 Feedback
With Windows 8 getting ever closer to its release date, Microsoft today announced that it is looking for volunteers to join its invite-only feedback program for active Windows 7 and Windows 8 Consumer...
11:40 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Nicholas Sparks On Using Tech To Write Books, Make Movies, And Keep A Creative Edge
Nicholas Sparks, the bestselling novelist and screenwriter known for hits such as The Notebook and A Walk To Remember, is currently on a nationwide tour to promote The Lucky One, the latest movie to b...
11:18 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch How The Pebble Smart Watch Hit $2 Million On Kickstarter [Q&A]
The Pebble smart watch - a clever little device that connects to your iPhone or Android device and, oddly enough, tells the time - was a twinkle in the eye of founder Eric Migicovsky just a few weeks ...
11:01 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Patents A Tool Allowing Non-Developers To Build Apps
If you think the iOS app ecosystem is big now, as it pushes some 600,000 apps available for iPhone and iPad, just imagine how big it could become if Apple made good on this newly filed patent applicat...
10:37 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Interesting: Law Firm Leading The Antitrust Charge Against Apple Shares A Seattle Address With Amazon
Coincidence, or conspiracy? It's a classic question that gets brought up when the details of any intriguing story start to surface. And some industry insiders are asking it in relation to the antitrus...
10:33 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch HTCs Entry-Level Golf Smartphone Spotted In Leaked Press Image
HTCs high-end efforts have garnered plenty of love lately (and rightfully so, I think), but devices like the once-mysterious HTC Golf prove that the company isn't through churning out lower-tier hands...
10:23 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Ups The Mobile Ante Again; Buys Mobile Loyalty, Rewards Startup TagTile
This just in: Facebook has made another acquisition, and as with Instagram it's in mobile again. They have bought TagTile, a mobile-based customer loyalty, management startup, for an undisclosed sum.W...
09:43 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch With $1M And An Alpha, Leaf Aims To Overhaul The Payments Experience For Local Merchants
Leaf, a Cambridge, Mass.-based startup, is aiming to make the experience of paying in a shop more modern with paperless receipts for customers and transaction data in the cloud for merchants.Backed wi...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Apple, Philippe Starck To Reveal Revolutionary Project Prior To Christmas
$10 says it's an iPhone 5 case.AFP is reporting Philippe Stark and Apple have teamed up on a project that Starck called "fairly, if not very, revolutionary." The project is said to drop in time for Ch...
09:21 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch The Day After: Google Stock Down Nearly 4% After Stock Split News
CEO Larry Page did a good soft-shoe routine yesterday explaining the company's new stock-split scheme amid results that generally beat expectations, but some investors are not buying it. The stock at ...
09:15 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Report: One In Five U.S. Adults Does Not Use The Internet
Internet adoption among U.S. adults increased rapidly from the mid-90s to about 2005. Since then, though, the number of adult Internet users has remained almost stable at around 78%. The Pew Internet ...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch My Last Sony: The Rise And Fall Of The House Of Sonny Boy
In light of the recent layoffs by Sony to the tune of 10,000 employees, I think it's important to see where Sony currently resides in the tech ecosystem and why the company, once the darling of the CE...
08:53 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Can We Talk About All These Galaxy S III Leaks For A Sec?
Another "Galaxy S III leak" hit the blogosphere this morning. A picture. An entirely fake, completely unconfirmed, and obviously tampered with photo. Just like the rest of them. Truth of the matter is...
08:40 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch My1login Targets Lastpass With Easier Password Service, Raises $1M
Last year universal password browser extension Last Pass was the target of an alleged hacking attempt and ended up having to ask users to... change their passwords. While Lastpass relies on a browser ...
08:39 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Releases Mac Flashback Trojan Removal Tool
Apple has now released a tool that removes the Flashback Trojan from infected Mac computers, according to a security update posted to Apple.com on Thursday. The malicious software, which some have cas...
08:38 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Team ManCard Spreads The Testosterone
The first thing that popped into my mind as I interviewed Suzy Bureau about her Columbus Ohio Startup project called The ManCard was "This is all wrong. We should be shooting skeets, or tearing out dr...
08:30 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Readers: Whats Your Cloud Strategy?
I get press releases every week about some new (or old!) company and their so-called cloud solution. Some folks are clearly abusing the popularity of the "cloud" buzzword, and others are actually doin...
08:22 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Balsillie The Radical? New Report Shines Light On The RIM That Could Have Been
Once perched atop the highest peaks of the smartphone market, Waterloo-based RIM recently found themselves at a crossroads: should they push ahead on the hardware front, or give it up in favor of thei...
08:16 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Coull Buys Agency To Scale Up Its Video Ad Tech In The US
Online video advertising is white hot at the moment but a small company based out of the UK has managed to come up with an innovative model. Coull's technology lets publishers and advertisers tag indi...
07:53 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Will Be The Official Social Platform And Livestream Provider For The 2012 Republican Convention
The presidential election season in the U.S. is now in full swing and both the Democrats and Republican conventions are just a few months away. Google just announced that it will be the "official soci...
07:53 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Will Be The Official Social Platform & Livestream Provider For The 2012 Republican Convention
The presidential election season in the U.S. is now in full swing and both the Democratic and Republican conventions are just a few months away. Google just announced that it will be the "official soc...
07:22 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Photos Automatically Uploads Photos To Dropbox, Saves Storage Space On Your iPhone
Well, here's an app that's actually practical. Cloud Photos(for iOS)is a newly launched mobile camera replacement app which automatically uploads photos to Dropbox, as soon as you snap the picture. Th...
06:45 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Instagrams User Count Now At 40 Million, Saw 10 Million New Users In Last 10 Days
Instagram received a fair amount of press over the last week. First, 10 days ago, the app launched on Android for the first time. Then news of Facebook buying the tiny startup for $1 billion was every...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Push Comes To Shove: Apple Appealing Another iCloud, MobileMe Push Email Ruling To Motorola In Germany
Another development in the ongoing fight between Apple and Motorola over patent infringements in Germany: a court has decided against Apple Inc. in a case involving push email service on iCloud and Mo...
05:24 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch IBM Acquires Sales Data And Analytics Software Company Varicent
Big Blue has made a purchase todayIBM has acquired Varicent Software, a company that creates a sales analytics software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Varicent, which has raised $35 ...
05:05 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Braintree Wants To Make It Easier For Developers To Integrate Online Payments
Braintree, an online payments gateway provider, is hoping to make it easier for developers to start integrating payments immediately. For background, Braintree powers and automates online and mobile p...
03:53 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Despite $889M In Revenue This Year, Theres No IPO In Spotifys Cards, Though Ek Wouldnt Say No To More Funding
Spotify's storming of the U.S. market last year has seen the company rack up a total of 10 million active users of its music streaming services. It projects revenues of $889 million this year, up 160 ...
03:53 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Despite $889M In Revenue This Year, No IPO In Spotifys Cards, But Ek Wouldnt Say No To More Funding
Spotify's storming of the U.S. market last year has seen the company rack up a total of 10 million active users of its music streaming services. It is projected to have revenues of $889 million this y...
02:45 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Stock Market For Music Hipsters TastemakerX Hits Beta In Time For Coachella
Almost all currency is virtual -- In that it relies on the people who are trading it to define its value. Thus we are an economy of taste by default, so it's about time some startup owned the taste gr...
12:29 pm GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook One-Ups Google With A Kind Of Facebook+: Your FB Email, Timeline Names Are Now Linked Up
Facebook today announced a change for how people can find you on its network -- a move for more consistency, but also another route to getting people to use more email in Facebook, and secure its plac...
10:13 am GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Recently Departed Magento CTO And Co-Founder: eBay Doesnt Understand The Meaning Of Open
Last year, eBay eBay acquired Magento, developer of an open-source e-commerce platform for around $180 million. Magento became part of X.commerce, a combined open platform business from eBay and PayPa...
08:40 am GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Nokia Lumia 900 #TechCrunch
We've written endless amounts of posts about it, Jordan is obviously obsessed with it, it became Amazon's best selling phone and is simply a great smartphone.With special thanks to Nokia, we have a br...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Fetchnotes Launches A Simple, Cloud-Based Note-Taking Service (That Twitter Users Will Love)
Fetchnotes is a promising, lightweightnote-takingapp for list makers and idea-havers which looks deceptively simple. But that simplicity is actually one of Fetchnotes' key selling points. It's meant t...
04:58 am GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch New Daily Show App Gets High-Res Video, Still Doesnt Let You Watch Full Episodes
Yesterday, the Daily Show featured a stellar parody yesterday of both Google's connected, augmented reality eyeglasses (a.k.a Project Glass or, as I like to call it, "Project Sup Now, Warby Parker?") ...
02:42 am GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Biz Chief: Over 10M Websites Now Using Google Analytics
It's Google Q1 earnings day, and because we all know that you have better things to do than listen to executives dryly read prepared statements, we're taking one for the team and keeping you in the kn...
02:21 am GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Play Now Accepts Paid Android App Submissions From New Seller Countries
While Googles top brass were busy dissecting the companys Q1 earnings on their scheduled conference call, it was business as usual for the rest of the company. Over on the official Android Developers ...
02:01 am GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Screw University, Course Hero Curates YouTube Into Free Business and Coding Classes
You can learn just about anything from YouTube...if you're willing to dig through millions of videos. Luckily, Course Hero has done the work for you, offering coherent classes by hosting collections o...
01:38 am GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Page, Founders Letter: 2-for-1 Stock Split An Investment For The Long Term, Not Big Acquisitions
Larry Page kicked off Google's earnings call today with a run-down of his statements in the Founders' Letter and some broad brushstrokes around the company's new stock structure, which will see Google...
01:38 am GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Page: 2-for-1 Stock Split An Investment For The Long Term, Not Big Acquisitions
Larry Page kicked off Google's earnings call today with a run-down of his statements in the Founders' Letter and some broad brushstrokes around the company's new stock structure, which will see Google...
12:52 am GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Larry Page: Google+ Is Social Spine With 170M Users, Healthy Growth and Impressive Engagement
During its Q1 earnings call today, Google's CEO Larry Page called Google+ the company's "social spine." With about 120 Google+ integrations across Google's portfolio, Page said, Google+...
12:50 am GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch FarFaria Brings A Hulu For Kids Stories To The iPad
"Grumpy Cat! Grumpy Cat! More Grumpy Cat, please!" - That's basically my two-year-old's review of FarFaria, a new subscription-based children's storybook app for the iPad. (To translate: she loves it,...
12:33 am GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch The B&N Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight: Pre-Order Today For $139, Hits Stores In May
Barnes & Noble just announced its latest ereader: The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight. It doesn't look any different from the previous model until you turn it on. That's when the magic happens. P...
12:08 am GMT - Fri, April 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Beats In Q1 2012: Revenue Up 24 Percent To $10.65B, $2.9B In Net Income
Google just released earnings this afternoon, reporting revenues of $10.65 billion for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012, an increase of 24% compared to the first quarter of 2011 ($8.58 billion)....
11:58 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch There Are Now 200,000 People In Everyme Circles
On Tuesday, Everyme launched its iPhone app for people to share with limited circles of friends, family members, and coworkers. Today, CEO Oliver Cameron says the response has been "crazy."Specificall...
11:56 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch BiteHunter 2.0 Makes Finding A Deal On Good Eats Faster and Easier
We've written quite a bit about BiteHunter, a mobile app for iPhone that aggregates dining deals in the U.S., since it launched about a year ago. Now, the New York-based company has released version 2...
11:24 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Rep Your Favorite Startups In Turntable.fm With Stickers For Your DJ Laptop
The appeal of social music platform Turntable.fm has been its synchronous music listening in public dance rooms. Anyone can become the MC, playing the tunes and playlists of their choice, just as each...
11:19 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Social Startup CrowdOptic Raises Another $500K, Plans Consumer Launch
CrowdOptic, a startup trying to create a new way for people to interact via line-of-sight "clusters", has raised another $500,000 in debt financing.CEO Jon Fisher says this brings the company's total ...
11:06 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch The Tech Industry Takeaway From The Apple E-Book Lawsuit [TCTV]
The United States Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit filed yesterday against Apple and five major book publishers for allegedly colluding and price-fixing e-books is still reverbing throughout ...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Accels Ping Li Says Big Data Will Reshape Enterprise
In the Studio opens its doors this week to one of Silicon Valley's most active yet quite venture capitalists who, after years working in technology operations for major networking companies, a stint w...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Gets Dell Exec As New Intl SVP As Samwer Brothers Step Further Away
Amidst a series of ongoing accounting-related controversies in the U.S., Groupon has appointed a new SVP to oversee international operations based out of Austria. Veit Dengler comes from Dell, where h...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Makes Dell Exec New Intl SVP As Sawmer Brothers Step Further Away
Amidst a series of ongoing accounting-related controversies in the U.S., Groupon has appointed a new SVP to oversee international operations based out of Austria. Veit Dengler comes from Dell, where h...
09:46 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Announcing John Borthwick, John Frankel, Katia Beauchamp, Neil Blumenthal, Jennifer Hyman, Alexis Maybank And Cyrus Massoumi For Disrupt NY
It's speaker announcement time again for TechCrunch Disrupt NY! Each week we're sharing more of our all star cast of speakers -- here's the latest peek into our program.Even more of New York's own wil...
09:10 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Will Soon Start Charging $40Month And Up For Its Bing Search API
Ever since Microsoft launched the Bing API, this service was available for free to developers who wanted to use data from the company's search engine in their own products. Today, however, Microsoft a...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Stumbling Gets More Social: StumbleUpon Releases Facebook Timeline App
Content discovery service StumbleUpon is the latest company hoping to claim some space in your Facebook Timeline.A StumbleUpon spokesperson says the thinking behind Timeline integration is pretty stra...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Clone Pinspire Tampering With Users And Pimped By Spammers
Employees of interest clone Pinspire are alledgedly altering the personal accounts of users by deleting, hiding and removing pins, 'likes', comments, re-pins and also 'pinpoints', the system on which...
08:35 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch 500pxs Terms Of Service Are Kind Of Awesome
Your access to and use of the Site may be interrupted from time to time as a result of equipment malfunction, updating, maintenance or repair of the Site or any other reason within or outside the cont...
08:25 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Boeing To Release A Super-Secure Android Smartphone Later This Year
As if producing commercial airliners, helicopters, and satellites didnt keep Boeing busy enough, the company revealed earlier this week that they would soon be branching out into a slightly different ...
07:08 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch The Echo Nest Grabs More Data: Partners With Concert Listing Provider JamBase & SongMeanings
Music intelligence startup Echo Nest, which you might know better as the company powering Spotify Radio andVevo's recommendations, is announcing two new partnerships today which will give developers a...
07:05 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch PayDragon May Be The Easiest Way To Order Food On Your Phone
A new iPhone and Android app called PayDragon is trying to bring the one-click shopping experience to buying meals on your phone.The app was created by Paperlinks, a Y Combinator-backed startup that h...
06:50 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch This Is The Best Glimpse Into Foxconn Yet (Video)
The shroud surrounding Foxconn is slowing being pulled back. Once a very secretive OEM manufacturer, the company has started to let reporters and their cameras inside their facilities in an effort to ...
06:12 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch LogMeIn Prepares To Take On Dropbox & Box With Launch Of Cloud Storage Service Cubby
LogMeIn, the company known best for its remote access tools, is today launching its own cloud storage service, as an alternative to others like Dropbox or Box, for example. With "Cubby," as it's calle...
05:55 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Sonys $149 SmartWatch Finally Lands In The U.S.
After the disappointing LiveView failed to make much of an impression when it launched in 2010, Sony surprised us when they revealed yet another wearable device -- the SmartWatch -- at this year's CES...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Nest Labs Files Counterclaims In Honeywell Suit, Makes Apples Former Chief Patent Counsel A VP
Watch out, Honeywell. Nest Labs is serious. The Palo Alto start-up previously stated that it has the resources to defend itself, which is clearly the case. Just today the company filed Answer and Coun...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Online Fraud Detection Startup 41st Parameter Raises $13M From Kleiner Perkins And Others
Fraud detection company 41st Parameter has raised $13 million in Series D financing from Georgian Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPBC), Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) and Jafco Ventures...
04:21 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Custom Fit Mens Clothing Brand Bonobos Raises $16.4M From Accel; Lands Nordstrom Investment And Retail Deal
Bonobos, a brand that sells custom fit mens clothing online, has raised $16.4 million led by retail giant Nordstrom, with Accel Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners participating. This brings the ...
04:21 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Mens Clothing Brand Bonobos Raises $16.4M From Accel; Lands Nordstrom Investment And Retail Deal
Bonobos, a brand that sells men's clothing online, has raised $16.4 million led by retail giant Nordstrom, with Accel Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners participating. This brings the company's ...
04:11 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Help Gratefully Received: On-Screen Web Guidance System WalkMe Picks Up $1M+ From Mangrove
Microsoft has Clippy the Office Assistant to help confused users make their way around Word, and a startup from Israel called WalkMe earlier this month launched a service that offers the equivalent fo...
03:34 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Inks Its Biggest Cloud Deal Yet: 7.5M Students And Teachers In India
Microsoft just moments ago announced that it has signed its largest-ever cloud services deal, an agreement with the All India Council for Technical Education to deploy Microsot's [email protected] service to s...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Livestreams New Livestream Broadcaster Will Let You Live Stream From Almost Any Camera
Livestream, the premium live video streaming service, is announcing an interesting new product today: a $485 hardware encoderthat can be connected to virtually any camera and that can stream HD video ...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch New Livestream Broadcaster Will Let You Stream From Almost Any Camera
Livestream, the premium live video streaming service, is announcing an interesting new product today: a $485 hardware encoderthat can be connected to virtually any camera and that can stream HD video ...
03:04 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch With Punch, Tablets Get Their Own Humor Magazine
Have you ever wanted a chance to dress Rick Santorum? What about listening to a playlist of your favorite dictators tackling your favorite musical standards? Now you can, thanks to a new app called Pu...
02:32 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch How To Scale A $1 Billion Startup: A Guide From Instagram Co-Founder Mike Krieger
Instagram's co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have been noticeably silent since their photo-sharing app Instagram was bought by Facebook earlier this week for $1 billion.In the meantime there...
12:39 pm GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Selling Versus Selling Out
"They could have done so much more," is a quip I've been hearing a lot the past few days, about, who else? Instagram. The news that the Silicon Valley darling sold to Facebook left so many people hear...
11:51 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Confirms 10,000 Jobs To Go As Part Of Its Big One Sony Reorganization
So the reports have proven to be true: Sony has now officially said that it will be reducing its headcount by 10,000 people worldwide, some six percent of its workforce, as the struggling electronics ...
10:56 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch LoveThis Launches Social Recommendation Anti-App By Adding Facebook, Email Tips To The Mix
Feeling overloaded by social recommendation apps? Get ready for another one hitting the market, although this one says it will come with a twist: LoveThis, the social recommendation service that launc...
08:55 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Viadeo Raises $32M To Expand Its Professional Social Network In China, Russia And Beyond
Paris-based business social networking site Viadeo may have put a planned IPO into a holding pattern last year, but it is not having any trouble raising capital elsewhere as it forges ahead with its i...
06:49 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Aftermath: Its Time For Entrepreneurs To Go All In
Q: What does the Instagram acquisition mean for startups?A: A LOT.At the close of 2011, there was a lot of uncertainty for startups. Stock market fluctuations, underwhelming talent acquisitions ("acqu...
06:49 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Aftermath: Its Time For Entrepreneurs To Go All-In
Q: What does the Instagram acquisition mean for startups?A: A LOT.At the close of 2011, there was a lot of uncertainty for startups. Stock market fluctuations, underwhelming talent acquisitions ("acqu...
05:03 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Walkie Talkie App Voxer Goes Big, IVP And Intel Lead $30 Million Round
Voxer, a walkie talkie mobile app that lets you talk to friends across iPhones and Androids, looked like an overnight success last November when it soared to its current place as a top social networki...
04:58 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch InnoSpring Launches First U.S.-China Tech Accelerator, Unveils Inaugural Batch Of 12 Startups
As research from the Startup Genome is beginning to show, the world has become a global entrepreneurial playing field, as cities from Tel Aviv to Santiago evolve into thriving startup ecosystems, beco...
04:58 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch InnoSpring Launches First U.S.-China Accelerator & Seed Fund, Backed By Kleiner Perkins & More
As research from the Startup Genome is beginning to show, the world has become a global entrepreneurial playing field, as cities from Tel Aviv to Santiago evolve into thriving startup ecosystems, beco...
04:43 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Adfonic Announces TV-Style Mobile Ad Units
London-headquartered Adfonic is getting into the video side of the mobile ad business today with the launch of its first video ad units.Chief Marketing Officer Paul Childs says that as smartphone and ...
04:22 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Spotted: A TV Commercial For Payments Company Square
I just happened to have my TV turned to the Cooking Channel (which part of the Food Network) and saw a commercial for payments platform Square. This appears to be the first big commercial ad push for ...
04:20 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Flower Subscription Service H.Bloom Raises $10 Million
Subscription flower delivery Service H.Bloom, which once described itself as the 'Netflix of Flowers,' raised a $10 million Series B funding round today. The investment was lead by Shasta Ventures wit...
03:51 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch The Hunt For An Instagram For Video Is On, And Socialcam Wants The Crown
By all accounts, Y Combinator's latest Demo Day held last month for its Winter 2012 class was a biggie. With 66 companies presenting their apps, it was pretty impossible to name a startup that was the...
03:07 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Why Does The New Google+ Use So Much Whitespace?
Google launched a massive redesign of Google+ earlier today. The reaction to this new interface for the company's fledgling social network have been generally positive, but most users are somewha...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Samsungs $249 Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 To Make U.S. Debut On April 22, We Go Hands-On
Samsung teased the masses this past February when they revealed that one of their first Ice Cream Sandwich-powered tablets would be the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, a decidedly mid-range device that seemed lacki...
02:51 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Cond Nast Buys Recipe Startup ZipList
Publisher Cond Nast has acquired ZipList, an online service that allows users to save recipes and turn them into ingredient shopping lists.AllThingsD's Peter Kafka is reporting that the acquisition pr...
02:44 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch TC Live From The Richmond Mini-Meet Up
Here we go: it's the last night of our whirlwind Virginia tour and this time we're in Richmond, home of the Fan District, Altria (everyone's favorite tobacco company), and our friends at Snagajob. It ...
01:43 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Intuit Acquires Mobile Payments Company AisleBuyer, Will Integrate Into GoPayment, POS Solutions
AisleBuyer, makers of a virtual shopping assistant app that lets in-store customers bypass checkout lines by paying directly on their mobile phone, has been acquired by Intuit. The Boston-based startu...
01:22 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Jim Gaffigan Releases His Own, All-New Special, Cutting Out The Media Middleman
America's favorite funnyboy [citation needed], Jim Gaffigan, has just released his new special, Mr. Universe, in download and streaming formats. For $5 you get three SD or HD downloads or three stream...
12:45 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Farewell, App Store? Netizine Turns Magazines Into Social Networks, Runs On HTML5
As e-book publishers and Apple face anantitrust lawsuitover pricing, magazine publishers are now looking into an alternative solution to the digital pricing dilemma: being able to extricate themselves...
12:26 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Study: Half Of The Top 100 Blogs Now Use WordPress
WordPress - both in its hosted and self-hosted forms - has long been among the most popular platforms for personal and professional blogs (and it's what we use here at TechCrunch, too). Looking at the...
12:10 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Politics: How The Internet Offers The Opportunity To Create We-Government [TCTV]
There are few more articulate or passionate commentators on digital politics than Andrew Rasiej, the founder and CEO of Personal Democracy Media and the organizer of the upcoming Personal Democracy Fo...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, April 12, 2012
Techcrunch Bubble Motion Brings Voice Blogging App To Android
Bubble Motion, which offers a popular a Twitter-like voice blogging service in India, Japan, and Indonesia, is debuting its Android app today, as well as launching an iOS app globally.Bubble Motions B...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Yammer Buys OneDrum To Add Collaborative Microsoft Office Editing To Enterprise Social Networking Platform
Flush with $85 million in new funding, Yammer is spending some of its newly minted cash today with the acquisition of OneDrum, a Scotland-based startup that allows you to co-author, file share and int...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Yammer Buys OneDrum To Add Collaborative Microsoft Office Editing To Enterprise Social Network
Flush with $85 million in new funding, Yammer is spending some of its newly minted cash today with the acquisition of OneDrum, a Scotland-based startup that allows you to co-author, file share and int...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Velti Report: iOS Regains The Mobile Ad Lead, New iPad Growing Fast
iOS edged out Android in mobile ad marketshare last month, according to a new report from mobile marketing company Velti.The report is based on data collected from 33,405 apps via the Mobclix Exchange...
10:31 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Leaked In-Store Signage Says B&N Is Prepping A Nook Simple Touch Reader With GlowLight
It looks as if B&N will beat Amazon to market with the first front-lit ereader. The image here is by way of The Digital Reader and suggests B&N is set to launch an updated Nook Simple Touch Re...
10:20 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Rolls Out Vimeo Integration For More Video Pinning Pleasure
Pinterest is increasingly not just for photos anymore. The company today announced that users can now pin Vimeo videos on the virtual pinboard site. This is the second video integration for Pinterest ...
10:15 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch OneReceipt Launches iOS App For Scanning And Storing Those Pesky Paper Receipts
Can't hold on to your receipts? Neither can I. Ive come to realize that my problem is one of absentmindedness -- Ill grab my receipt off the table or from a cashier as I walk out the door, but after t...
10:07 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Allows File Sharing With Rollout Of .Edu-Exclusive Groups For Schools
With today's rollout of college collaboration tool "Groups For Schools", Facebook gets nostalgic for Zuck's Wirehog and lets students share un-copyrighted files up to 25mb. Soon all US colleges and th...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Washington Post Launches Its First Real-Time Ad Campaign
Thanks in large part to its personalized news aggregation technology Trove, The Washington Post has recently launched new reading experiences like Social Reader and Personal Post. Now it's starting to...
09:56 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Google Takes Its Flipboard Competitor Currents Global
Last December, Google launched Currents, its attempt at challenging mobile apps like Flipboard and Zite. Since then, the company has added about 400 new publishers and over 14,000 self-published editi...
09:52 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch From Minor Ventures To Big Leagues Keep Your Eye On Ron Palmeris Latest Firm, MkII Ventures
You've probably heard of a few newish venture-operator groups out there -- Betaworks, Churn Labs and Science, Inc are some examples. They're basically organizations that take the idea of incubation to...
09:02 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Cabanas Fan Page Mobilizer Turns Facebook Pages Into Mobile Web Apps
Mobile development startup Cabana is launching a new product today called Fan Page Mobilizer aimed at small businesses who want to bring their Facebook presence to smartphones.There have been a lot of...
09:02 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Sincerelys Mobile Postcards Now Offer Tracking, Scannable Stamps & A Little Something Called Magic
Sincerely, the startup behind a range of photo-printing and greeting card mobile apps, includingPostagram,PopBooth,Sincerely InkandDotti, is today rolling out a major update to its Postagram product w...
09:02 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Postagram, Sincerelys Mobile Postcards App, Now Offers Tracking, Scannable Stamps & A Little Something Called Magic
Sincerely, the startup behind a range of photo-printing and greeting card mobile apps, includingPostagram,PopBooth,Sincerely InkandDotti, is today rolling out a major update to its Postagram product w...
08:43 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Taming Email Overload With SaneBox
Calling email overload "a crisis in communication", TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington issued a challenge back in 2008: "Someone needs to create a new technology that allows us to enjoy our life but...
08:20 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Move Over 1024768: The Most Popular Screen Resolution On The Web Is Now 1366768
1024x768 screens are a bit like Windows XP: they have long been surpassed by better options but still remained the most often used screens on the web. That is, until now. According to the latest data ...
08:05 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Bumps Mini-Pivot: Photo-Sharing From Your Phone By Bumping With Your Keyboard
Bump, mobile sharing app that lets users exchange photos and information by bumping their phones together, is now taking on a new device: the computer keyboard. And it appears to also be taking on a n...
08:05 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Updated: Bumps Mini-Pivot: Photo-Sharing From Your Phone By Bumping Your Keyboard
Bump, the popular mobile sharing app that lets users exchange photos and information by bumping their smartphones together, is getting in touch with a new device: the computer keyboard. And it appears...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch BBC Bets On HTML5 Games; Invests Millions In Mobile Game Creation Platform Spaceport.io
Spaceport.io, a HTML5, mobile game creation platform, has raised a strategic round of funding from a number of investors including BBC Worldwide and YouWeb, a previous investor. While financial terms ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch BBC And YouWeb Bets On HTML5 Games; Invests Millions In Mobile Game Creation Platform Spaceport.io
Spaceport.io, an HTML5, mobile game creation platform, has raised a strategic round of funding from a number of investors including BBC Worldwide and YouWeb, a previous investor. While financial terms...
07:59 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Lost Amongst Its 60 Million Travel Tips? TripAdvisor Highlights Reviews By Friends Of Friends
Paralysis can set in quickly when you're faced with the infinitude of products and reviews on sprawling sites like Amazon or Yelp. To help you find your way, Trip Advisor has just begun showing review...
07:35 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Payments Startup Beamit Raises $2.4M From Founders Co-op, Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt & Others
Mobile payments platform Beamit, which focuses on international money transfers between the U.S. and developing markets, has just closed a $2.4 million seed round led by Founder's Co-op, with particip...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Meteor: Etherpad Founder & Other Rockstars Team Up To Make Web App Development A Breeze
Web apps look a lot different today than they did a decade ago. Today, in the era of smart clients, web and native apps have to communicate with an array of distributed cloud services, and, while lega...
06:46 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch After Years Of Holding Out, Verizon Wireless Will Start Charging $30 Upgrade Fee On April 22
All good things, as they say, must come to an end. For years now, Verizon has been the only one of the Big Four wireless carriers not to charge their customers an upgrade fee when they re-signed a two...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch U.S. Files Antitrust Charges Against Apple, Book Publishers
The U.S. Justice Department just formally charged Apple, along with book publishers, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Penguin in regards to e-book pricing. The DOJ alleges that the companies col...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch U.S. Files Antitrust Charges Against Apple, Book Publishers (UPDATE)
The U.S. Justice Department just formally charged Apple, along with book publishers, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Penguin in regards to e-book pricing. The DoJ alleges that the companies col...
06:31 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Now Lets You Trade In Your Old CDs In Exchange For Gift Cards
Online retailer Amazon is extending its Trade-In Program today to also cover CDs - you know, those round, shiny things collecting dust in the back of your closet? Starting now, customers can send in t...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon, eBay Among Latest To Add Pinterest Buttons
The pinteresting of the web continues at Amazon and eBay. Ryan Spoon pointed out that the massive online retailers recently added tiny Pinterest buttons to their deck of social media sharing options o...
06:08 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch With 350 Investors On Hand, TechStars Debuts New Cloud Accelerators Inaugural Batch
In September, national startup accelerator and seed fund, TechStars, launched its first program focused on providing mentorship and capital to companies working in a particular space. With cloud compu...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Attn. Evernote & Pinterest: Springpads New Social Experience Turns Interests Into Action
Springpad was founded back in 2008 with a simple mission: Help people "remember stuff today so that they can make better decisions tomorrow." For those unfamiliar with the digital organizer, the start...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Gets A Big Refresh With New Navigation, A Redesigned Stream, A Dedicated Hangouts Page & More
Google is announcing this morning a new look for its social network, Google+, which introduces a revamped navigation, with drag-and-drop elements and actions that appear when you hover over each ...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook and Twitter BlackBerry Apps Get A BBM-Friendly Update
The folks at RIM are no doubt devoting plenty of time and manpower to their long-awaited BlackBerry 10 operating system, but theyve found the time to whip up a few app updates to please the nearly 55 ...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch RIMs Updating Spree Adds BBM Support To Their Facebook, Twitter, Travel And Music Apps
The folks at RIM are no doubt devoting plenty of time and effort to their long-awaited BlackBerry 10 operating system, but theyve found the time to whip up a few app updates to please the nearly 55 mi...
05:52 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Want A Google Hangout But Without Google? YC-alum Meetings.io Have A Solution For You
A startup has launched this week that is vying to be the next great leap forward for the world of videoconferencing, the promising-but-still-relatively-niche service that lets groups of people in diff...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch How French Presidential Candidates Can Learn To Spell Entrepreneur
This is a guest post by serial entrepreneur Nathalie Gaveau.As we get closer to the first round of Presidential elections in France on April 22nd and everyone is focusing on the French economy, it see...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Uh-Oh: Nokia Lowers Its Q1 Forecast On Pressures In Emerging Markets, Margins On Smartphones
Not great news for Nokia this morning in its ongoing attempt to reverse declines in its sales and market share in the world of mobile phones that it once easily dominated. The company has announced t...
04:20 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Jon Stewart Tackles Google Project Glass And Facebook Buying Instagram [Video]
Bubble or not, the tech world is operating at a level of craziness right now. Google announced they're working on connected augmented reality glasses that might just everything. Then, just a few days ...
04:06 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Citrix Acquires Cloud-Based Social Business Collaboration Platform Podio
Citrix has just announced the acquisition of social business collaboration platform, Podio. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Podio is a social network for businesses that lets th...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch OneID Grabs $7M From Khosla & North Bridge To Replace Usernames And Passwords
Fragmentation isn't just a problem reserved for mobile operating systems, it's inherent to our online identities as well. Our digital identities exist in a loose and fragmented consortium of usernames...
03:57 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch AppCentral: Enterprise App Store Nabs Top McAfee Execs, BlueRun Ventures Co-founder
In today's world of fragmentation in mobile OSes, businesses are hard pressed to manage and support the diverse array of mobile apps their employees use on a daily basis. AppCentral, a startup best kn...
02:59 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Server Security Software Startup CloudPassage Raises $14M From Benchmark And Others
CloudPassage, the developer of cloud server security software, has raised $14 million in series B financing led by Tenaya Capital with Benchmark Capital and Musea Ventures participating in the round. ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Spotifys New Embeddable Play Button Lets Any Site Turn You On To Legal Tunes
Spotify wants to make it easier for anyone to legally soundtrack their websites, oh, and get links to its own download page plastered all over the Internet. So today it launches the embeddable Spotify...
12:52 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Is Launching Its First Windows-Based NFC Phone At 1pm UK Time Today
Nokia has been weathering a series of glitches around the launch of its Lumia range of Windows Phone devices -- the most recent of which saw the company issue credits to users affected by data connect...
12:52 pm GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Launches Its First Windows-Based NFC Phone, the 610, With Orange
Nokia has been weathering a series of glitches around the launch of its Lumia range of Windows Phone devices -- the most recent of which saw the company issue credits to users affected by data connect...
08:01 am GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Wavii Launches In Public Beta, Aiming To Be Your Big Data News Aggregator Of Choice
After years, yes years, in various states of stealth mode, Seattle-based personalized news aggregation startup Wavii is finally launching to wide scale public consumption. Backed with a list of angel ...
07:17 am GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Silicon Valley, London, NYC: Startup Genome Data Reveals How The Worlds Top Tech Hubs Stack Up
Last year, we covered an ambitious collaborative R&D project called "Startup Genome," created by three young entrepreneurs, Bjoern Herrmann, Max Marmer, and Ertan Dogrultan. The goal of the ongoin...
06:31 am GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia To Offer Software Fix, $100 Credit In The Wake Of Lumia 900 Data Woes
Microsoft and Nokia have a lot riding on the success of their flagship Lumia 900 Windows Phone, but the usual new gadget honeymoon has been cut short for more than a few unsatisfied customers. Shortly...
06:31 am GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia To Offer Software Fix, $100 Credit In Wake Of Lumia 900 Data Woes
Microsoft and Nokia have a lot riding on the success of their flagship Lumia 900 Windows Phone, but the usual new gadget honeymoon period has been cut short for more than a few unsatisfied customers. ...
06:00 am GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch WWE Pushes The Social TV Envelope At Wrestlemania 28
WrestleMania has transformed itself from a small wrestling event to an international media spectacle. In its 28th incarnation, held at the beginning of this month, there were no signs of it stopping.T...
06:00 am GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch WWE Pushes The Social TV Envelope At WrestleMania XXVIII
WrestleMania has transformed itself from a small wrestling event to an international media spectacle. In its 28th incarnation, held at the beginning of this month, there were no signs of it stopping.W...
04:58 am GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Entertainment Properties Hit Hard In Big Layoff-Reorganization?
One would guess that the big Yahoo layoff-reorganization includes a culling of some the company's weaker properties -- and yes, we're hearing today that this includes Music and possibly Movies, popula...
04:09 am GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Study: Hispanic Smartphone Owners Want Mobile Shopping Apps To Be Social
Using a smartphone while shopping to find better deals or to look up product reviews is now pretty mainstream. There are some interesting differences between how Hispanics use their phones while shopp...
03:34 am GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Nifty: Smart Car Turns Twitter Page Into A Stop-Action Movie With Hundreds Of ASCII Tweets
Now this is a pretty nifty use of a corporate Twitter account. Smart Car's Argentinian division has filled practically its entire Twitter stream -- which is currently 456 Tweets long -- with ASCII art...
03:34 am GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Nifty: Smart Car Uses Hundreds Of ASCII Tweets To Turn Twitter Page Into A Stop-Action Movie
Now this is a pretty nifty use of a corporate Twitter account. Smart Car's Argentinian division has filled practically its entire Twitter stream -- which is currently 456 Tweets long -- with ASCII art...
03:09 am GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch HugeFan.com Wants To Connect You With Your Idols
Maybe you love Tim Tebow. Or maybe it's Lady Gaga that tickles your fancy. Whoever the celebrity may be, we're all huge fans at one point or another, which is why a new startup out of The Fort in D.C....
02:43 am GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Notion Ink Scraps High-Resolution Screen For Next Tablet
We've always been interested in the Notion Ink project, which has always striven to be a true alternative to both the iPad and Android masses. Last time, it was through both a Pixel Qi screen and an i...
02:09 am GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Live At The Norfolk Mini-Meet Up
The three pillars of Norfolk's economy, according to local startup legend Marty Kaszubowski, have always been the military, shipping, and tourism. These three industries, fickle to begin with, are mur...
01:28 am GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch Security Hole Spotted In Facebook Android SDK, Long Tail Apps May Still Be Unpatched
Mobile app platform provider Parse is reporting having discovered a major security hole in the Facebook Android SDK. The problem was quickly patched after being reported to Facebook, but that alone ma...
01:24 am GMT - Wed, April 11, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Live Turns One: Adds Pay-Per-View And Real-Time Analytics
YouTube Live, Google's live streaming platform, celebrated its first birthday over the weekend. To mark this event, YouTube is adding a number of new features to Live today. Most of these (new product...
11:49 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Science Fiction
In Ray Bradbury's short story "The Veldt," two children play in their "nursery," a sort of home holodeck where they can conjure up any scene in which to play. Bradbury always had a wonderfully clunky ...
11:04 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Interview Street Helps Sequoia-Backed Startups Recruit With Its Latest CodeSprint
Interview Street, the startup that helps companies recruit by holding programming contests called CodeSprints, is doing something a little different this week it's holding a CodeSprint for 13 differe...
10:55 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Hoppit Launches The Worlds First Ambience Search Engine For Restaurants
Finding a good restaurant - even in a city you've never been to - has never been easier. Thanks to Yelp, Urbanspoon and its various brethren, a good place to eat is generally just a few clicks away. W...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoos New Catch-All Units For Consumer, Regions And Technology Highlight Challenges In All Three
One week after Yahoo announced that it would lay off 2,000 employees, the company has now confirmed the second part of its restructuring: a reorganization that puts the company's assets into three new...
10:39 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch 500px Debuts Plus Paid Membership Plan To Go Head-To-Head Against Flickr
500px, the photo sharing website that has become the new darling of the photo buff set, today rolled out a new $19.95/year 'Plus' membership plan, putting it more squarely in competition with Flickr.U...
10:17 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Powhow: Former Googler Unveils An Online Marketplace For Live, Webcam Classes
While there are a host of startups currently offering distance learning options in the traditional academic sense, many people are interested in pursuing other hobbies or activities, like, say, boosti...
10:11 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch SAP Acquires Enterprise Mobile App Platform And Development Partner Syclo
SAP is furthering its mobile presence today by acquiring Syclo, a company that provides an enterprise mobile app platform. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Syclo helps companies build an...
09:59 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Crashlytics, A Startup For Crash Reporting on Mobile Apps, Raises $5M From Flybridge, Baseline
Crashlytics, a Cambridge-based startup that helps developers understand how and why their mobile apps crashed, is taking another slug of funding with a $5 million round led by Flybridge and Baseline V...
09:50 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Chrome Doesnt Win Weekend Browser Battle After All (But Still Popular After Work)
Remember last month, when StatCounter noticed that Chrome surged to briefly (for one day only!) become the world's most popular web browser? Well, another key finding in its report had to do with the ...
08:40 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Survey: Trust In Online Ads Grows, While Trust in Print and TV Ads Drops
It's no secret that most of us put more stock in the recommendations we get from friends than traditional forms of advertising. What's interesting, though, is that while most consumers also increasing...
08:36 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Jetpac For iPad Lets You Explore The World Through Your Friends Eyes
It's funny how the news hits, sometimes. Just this morning, one social travel service (Gtrot) made the decision to shift away from the travel vertical to focus on local discovery, while another, Jetpa...
08:29 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch MS Office App CloudOn Ramps Up Productivity On The iPad With Box And Adobe Reader Support
CloudOn, a mobile productivity app for the iPad that allows users to access Microsoft Office documents in the cloud, is debuting a new version of its service by integrating with Adobe Reader, Box and ...
08:28 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Google: Mobile And Video Research Drive In-Store Cell Phone Purchases
Curious how consumers are making decisions regarding which cell phone to buy? Google teamed up with Compete on a study examining how the online consumer shops for a wireless device and we have the res...
08:09 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Get A Drink and A Job At NYC Uncubed, The New Silicon Alley Talent Fair
What if you could down drinks at a Tumblr open bar, rock out to live music from Spotify, and battle it out at ping pong and foosball, all while finding a sweet new job? Then you'd be at NYC Uncubed, a...
08:01 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Everyme Launches Mobile App That Aims To Get Social Circles Right
Everyme, a Y Combinator-incubated startup with a long list of impressive investors, is launching its iPhone app today. Its goal? To create an environment where you feel comfortable sharing whatever yo...
07:13 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Please Welcome Peter Ha, Frederic Lardinois And New Co-Editor Alexia Tsotsis
Sure, legends like Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle don't play for the Yankees now, but the team hasn't just survived the ups and downs over the years. Hate it or love it, the franchise attracts many of th...
07:12 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Now At 4M Users, Video Startup Animoto Adds Former AolYahoo Exec Brad Garlinghouse To Board
Back in July of last year, Animoto, the startup that lets people easily create good-looking videos from user-uploaded audio, video, images, raised $25 million in venture funding, led by Spectrum Equit...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Gigwalk Adds Company Work Groups, Messaging And Field Tools To Paid Task Mobile App
Gigwalk, a mobile app that allows users to get assigned basic gigs or jobs from companies via their location, is unveiling a new suite of tools to allow companies to manage local work via the phone.Gi...
06:56 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Of Our Eye: Gartner Predicts 665 Million Tablets In Use By 2016, Over 45% Of Them iPad Devices
The age of the tablet is definitely upon us: figures out today from Gartner forecast that by the end of 2016 there will 665 million media tablets in use worldwide -- a counterpoint to the sluggish sal...
06:31 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Lightbank-Backed Social Travel Planning Service Gtrot Shifts To Local Discovery
Social travel planning service Gtrot is changing its focus and is now officially relaunching its website with a new emphasis on local discovery. Somewhat reminiscentof Foursquare's "Explore" feature, ...
06:15 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn Just Resigned
Best Buy's Brian Dunn just stepped down as the retailer's CEO and director effective immediately. This comes just days after Best Buy missed Wall Street's estimates last quarter and the retailer annou...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Amazons Takes In-App Purchases Out Of Beta: Heres How They Compromised On Revenue Share
Amazon is taking the wraps off a new in-app purchasing service today in an effort to make its app store competitive with what Apple and Google offer developers. That should let developers for Amazon's...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Takes In-App Purchases Out Of Beta: Heres How They Compromised On Revenue Share
Amazon is taking the wraps off a new in-app purchasing service today in an effort to make its app store competitive with what Apple and Google offer developers. That should let developers for Amazon's...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Android On Your PC: Qualcomm Invests In BlueStacks After Beta Sees 1M Downloads In 10 Days
If you're an Android and a PC, you should check out BlueStacks --- before hackers catch on or Chrome sneaks in this functionality, take advantage. The startup's software has been going like hotcakes o...
04:54 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch The Nokia Lumia 900 Is Now Available In Canada, Hits The UK On April 27th
The Nokia Lumia 900 train is rocking. After its first stop in the US on Easter Sunday, the party moved north of the border where Rogers is now selling the supersized Windows Phone. However, in a few s...
04:51 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Symbian Gets Productivity Power-Up With New Microsoft Office Mobile Apps
The most notable fruit of Microsoft and Nokias close working relationship is certainly the handsome line of Lumia Windows Phones, but the deal has had its share of fringe benefits as well. Take its im...
04:29 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Photobucket Inks Editing Partnership With Pixlr, Dumps FotoFlexer, Looking For More Twitter-Like Deals
The world of digital photography had a shot in the arm yesterday when Facebook picked up Instagram for $1 billion, and it's perhaps a sign of how all players in that space now need to up their game. T...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Time Out New York Launches New iPad And iPhone Apps, Embraces E-Commerce
Time Out New York is making a big leap into the digital world today, says Aksel van der Wal, who's president of Time Out North America and chief operating officer of the Time Out Group. Specifically, ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Triple Threat: Toshiba Unveils Three New Quad-Core Excite Android Tablets
Spring has come, and like new buds springing forth from the loamy earth, so too are new gadgets constantly being released into the real world. Today's first helping of new gear comes from Toshiba, who...
03:39 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Jumptap: Early Days For The New iPad Show A Heavy But Still Marginal Impact On Traffic
The new iPad from Apple so far has smashed all previous sales records that Apple held for other models of its tablets, selling 3 million in its opening weekend, and with sales projections for 2012 now...
02:14 pm GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch HTML Mobile Gaming Site Cellufun Is Now Tylted, Eyes Up Substantial Facebook Play, Virtual Goods, Ads
Facebook is banking a lot on the future of HTML5 and the idea of people going web-first instead of native-apps for their mobile content fixes, and today mobile gaming company Cellufun taking one step ...
08:33 am GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Chrome OS Will Soon Look More Like Windows Than A Browser
It's hard to say how popular Chrome OS, Google's browser-centric operating system, really is. There can be little doubt, though, that Google is quite serious about this initiative. Today, Google launc...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Adobe Online Ad Report: Search Spending Up 16 Percent, Mobile Traffic Quadrupled
Search may not be the most exciting area of online advertising right now, but it's still "the biggest driver of return on investment", according to a new report from Adobe.The report has the elaborate...
07:30 am GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Foxconn Bears The Brunt Of Ivory Tower Assault On Capitalism
Recent media reports about working conditions in Apples (Foxconns) Chinese factories are way off the mark.Through Kogan, I have been working with China for the past six years. Having most of our produ...
05:14 am GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch From 0 To $1 Billion In Two Years: Instagrams Rose-Tinted Ride To Glory
Even now, it's still shocking how the remarkably low distribution costs of the web can change a founder's fate overnight. Many startups are duds, and most grow at a clip that's just not fast enough to...
04:55 am GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Xfire Hires Former GrouponTencent Exec As CEO, Now Supports Chinese Language In-Game Chat
Xfire has had a bumpy road over the last five-plus years. Back in 2006, Viacom bought Xfire for $102 million. In 2010, Titan Gaming took over ownership. Then, in October of last year, Xfire raising an...
04:55 am GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Xfire Hires Former Tencent Exec As CEO, Now Supports Chinese Language In-Game Chat
Xfire has had a bumpy road over the last five-plus years. Back in 2006, Viacom bought Xfire for $102 million. In 2010, Titan Gaming took over ownership. Then, in October of last year, Xfire raising an...
04:15 am GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Chris Cheng, The Googler Who Moonlights As A Primetime TV Sharpshooter [TCTV]
Sure, everyone knows that many techies love video games that involve shooting. But when you think of real-life expert marksmen, you usually think of people who have served in the military or the polic...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch The Rat Race
When I was in college, I had a fixation on weight lifting. Like many other young men, I was obsessed with working out, with a disproportionate concentration on upper body muscle building exercise. Des...
03:40 am GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Marriott Puts An End To Shady Ad Injection Service
Late last week, one Justin Watt discovered something suspicious going on with the wi-fi at his hotel, the Times Square Marriott. Not content to charge him hundreds for the room and $16.95 for internet...
03:15 am GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Facestagram: Five New Features Facebook + Instagram Could Launch
Picture being able to filter your Facebook photos, or use your Instagrams as Facebook Checkins.Though Instagram will remain its own "independent" app, its$1 billion acquisition by Facebook could power...
02:57 am GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch This Is What Change Looks Like: Washington, D.C. Mini Meet-Up
It'd be easy to forget, but startups do exist, and even prosper, outside of Silicon Valley. John and I believe firmly in this, and have thus decided to venture forth and find technology gems hidden aw...
02:12 am GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Valley to Detroit: Motor City Woos Laid-Off Yahoo Employees
Last week, Yahoo announced that it would cut 2,000 jobs. Given the employee shortage in Silicon Valley, most of the qualified engineers that lost their jobs in this round of cuts will likely land on t...
02:05 am GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Nabs Former Salesforce Exec Chris Fry As VP Of Engineering
After hiring a new VP of Communications, Twitter is adding key engineering staff. Chris Fry, a former exec at Salesforce, has joined Twitter as VP of Engineering.According to Fry's LinkedIn profile, h...
12:37 am GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch Jack Tramiel, Founder Of Commodore International, Dies At 83
Jack Tramiel, one of the PC industry's major pioneers, has died. He was born in 1928 and, after surviving imprisonment in Auschwitz and another concentration camp during World War II, first establishe...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch NYC Considering Installing Enormous Touchscreens Instead Of Pay Phones
The Big Apple is looking into upgrading its existing pay phones, and a pilot study is underway that replaces everyone's favorite anachronism with something a little more 21st-century: giant touchscree...
12:05 am GMT - Tue, April 10, 2012
Techcrunch HTML5 Features Can Drive Up Mobile Websites Usage By Up To 28%
If your mobile site still mostly consists of static pages, maybe it's time for an upgrade. According to new data from Usablenet, adding just a few interactive elements could increase your users' or re...
11:20 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Going Big With Lumia 900 Advertising, Could Spend As Much as $150 Million
Well, after months of breathless waiting (and a Nicki Minaj concert in Times Square), Nokia's Lumia 900 is finally sitting pretty on store shelves. If you haven't heard about AT&T's newest handset...
11:01 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Insta-Backlash: Twitterverse Overreacts To Facebooks Instagram Acquisition, Users Delete Accounts
Not everyone is happy about Facebook'sacquisition of Instagram this morning, it seems. In an apparent insta-backlash, a bunch of folks are tweeting about their intentions to delete their Instagram acc...
10:52 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Two More Years: Microsoft Reminds Windows XP Users That Its About Time To Upgrade
Windows XP, the operating system that launched in 2001 and just refuses to die, will still be getting security updates and hotfixes until April 8, 2014. With "just" two more years to go, though, Micro...
10:47 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Windows Phone Has A Nasty Porn Addiction
Windows Phone has a widely known downside: It lacks 3rd party apps. Sure, the major ones are there in Facebook, Twitter, Angry Birds and even Spotify, Rdio and Reddit browsers. But besides apps from b...
10:05 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Future Versions of Firefox Could Feature Built-In Video Chat
For a while now, Mozilla has been looking beyond the core browser features to expand Firefox's capabilities. Last week, the Firefox team showed an interesting new demo at the ITEF 83 meeting in Paris....
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch With Instagram Buy, Facebook Officially Pushes M&A Strategy Beyond The Acqui-hire
The very surprising announcement this morning that Facebook is acquiring Instagram for $1 billion says a lot about the state of the web startup ecosystem and the tech world at large -- and no doubt, a...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Right Before Acquisition, Instagram Closed $50M At A $500M Valuation From Sequoia, Thrive, Greylock And Benchmark
I'm as shocked as you are, namely because I was working on this funding story all morning. Anyways, right before its billion dollar acquisition from Facebook, Instagram closed a $50 million Series B r...
09:06 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Buys Instagram For $1 Billion, Turns Budding Rival Into Its Standalone Photo App
Facebook has just finished a deal to acquire mobile photo sharing app Instagramfor approximately$1 billion in cash and stock. Instagram will remain a standalone app from Facebook, but the services wil...
08:57 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Former Clearwell And CenterRun CEO Aaref Hilaly Joins Sequoia Capital As Partner
Sequoia Capital is announcing a new partner todayformer Clearwell and CenterRun CEO Aaref Hilaly. At Sequoia, Hilaly will focus on investing and working with enterprise, internet, and mobile companies...
08:55 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Patent Sale Pushes AOL Stock Up 45 Percent
It looks like investors are ecstatic about the news AOL has sold 800 patents to Microsoft for $1.056 billion.AOL made the announcement this morning, and as of 12:45pm Eastern, AOL stock is trading at ...
08:53 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Updates Xbox 360 App, Adds Single Sign-On, Improved Facebook Sharing Outside The U.S.
Netflix is rolling out a major update to its Xbox 360 application today, which is the biggest update to arrive since the integration of Kinect gestures and voice control back in December of last year....
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Yext Spins Off Pay-Per-Call Ad Business As Felix
Yext has made the famous startup pivot, shifting focus from its pay-per-call advertising service to a new product called PowerListings. But rather than simply abandoning its old business, the company ...
07:50 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Pinvolve Converts Facebook Pages Into Pinterest Pinboards, Increases Repins By 150%+
The folks behind a forthcoming fashion catalog for the iPad, Bazaart, have launched an interesting side project in their downtime (what's that?) from their participation in DreamIt's new Israel-based ...
07:42 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Topps: Iconic Trading Cards Brand Goes Beyond Cardboard With First-Ever Mobile Apps
Topps, the company best known for its Bazooka bubble gum and for essentially inventing and popularizing trading cards in the 1950s, is today releasing its first-ever mobile apps in conjunction with th...
06:58 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Reminder: The TC DC Mini-Meetup Is Tonight
Just a reminder: today is the most important day of the year. It's TC DC Mini Meet-up Night! We're here in DC and we're looking forward to meeting with you all at RFD (810 7th St NW) at 6pm for some n...
06:41 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Gets Open Source, Publishes on GitHub
I've been harping for a while here on TechCrunch about the benefits of open source software. I often quote Canonical's Technical Architect Allison Randal, who said "Free software is a fundamentally su...
06:24 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Indian Government To Launch BlackBerry Messenger Snooping System Soon
BlackBerry fans in India had best stay on the up-and-up lest they want to draw unwanted attention from the countrys security agencies. India Today reported over the weekend that the countrys governmen...
06:15 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch The Lumia 900 Becomes Amazons Best Selling Phone, Topping The RAZR MAXX And Galaxy Nexus
And we're off! Even though the Nokia Lumia 900 launched yesterday and was largely unavailable thanks to the Easter Bunny, the phone quickly skyrocketed to the top of Amazon's best sellers list. The ph...
06:07 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Zoomingos New App Turns Spotting And Rating Deals Into A Game
Shopping discovery serviceZoomingo, which helps you find nearby sales using your mobile phone, is out with a new iPhone app that introduces a gamification element to its platform. Local shoppers are n...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Dow Jones Says Q1 2012 U.S. Venture Fundraising Up 5 Percent, NVCA Reports 35 Percent Decrease
Thanks to big raises from venture firms like Andreessen Horowitz, U.S. venture capital fund-raising increased to $7 billion across 47 funds in the first quarter of 2012, which is a 5% increase in capi...
05:01 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch The Dogbnb Wars Escalate: Rover Raises $3.4M in Round Led By Madrona
Finding a place for your pooch while you're away should be getting easier. Rover, a Seattle-based startup that is trying to disrupt the kennel market, said it has raised $3.4 million in a round led by...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch With New Monthly Grooming Kits For Men, Birchbox Isnt Just For The Ladies Anymore
Birchbox, the New York-based startup that racked up more than 100,000 subscribers for its monthly kits of beauty products, is now aiming for a certain well-styled gentleman.The company is launching Bi...
04:49 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Heres Lenovos Latest Android Tablet, The 9.7-inch IdeaTab S2109
Lenovo is keeping the Ice Cream Sandwich social rocking with its upcoming IdeaTab S2109. Inside the sleek 8.9mm thick casing is a 9.7-inch 4:3 IPS LCD with a 1.3MP camera sunk into the bezel. Four spe...
04:17 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch SEC Filing: Chris Sacca Raising $25M For New Fund, Lowercase Spur
According to a new SEC filing, investor Chris Sacca is raising as much as $25 million for his new fund, Lowercase Spur. As Bloomberg BusinessWeek reported a month ago, Sacca is in the process of raisi...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Woopras New Dashboard Lets Publishers See Exactly Whos Visiting Their Site
When you hear the phrase "real-time analytics" you probably think of Chartbeat (at least I do), but it's not the only company in the field. In fact, a Lebanese startup called Woopra has been offering ...
03:06 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch AOL Sells 800 Patents For $1 Billion To Microsoft [Memo To Staff]
This just in: one chapter of AOL's patent journey is coming to an end. The company is selling 800 patents to Microsoft for just north of $1 billion.Tim Armstrong, the CEO of AOL, says that the company...
03:06 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch AOL Sells 800 Patents For $1.1 Billion To Microsoft [Memo To Staff]
This just in: one chapter of AOL's patent journey is coming to an end. The company is selling 800 patents to Microsoft for just north of $1 billion: $1.056 billion in cash to be exact.Tim Armstrong, t...
02:25 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Study: CIOs May Like To Talk The Social Media Talk, But Only 10% Walk The Walk
The use of social media in the enterprise has been a path well-trod by companies using mass market tools like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to communicate with peers, customers, investors and anyone ...
01:07 pm GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch The Hacker Company: Facebookers Snag A Vintage Sign For New HQ
It all started last April when former Facebook engineer Chris Putnam (of fame) was visiting his girlfriend's mom in Lake City, FL and saw the striking sign -- 'The Hacker Company."Putnam, who had left...
10:05 am GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Sephora Doubles Down On Tech: In-Store iPads, Revamped Website, Pinterest Tie-In
Sephora, the cosmetics retailer, is still best known for its brick-and-mortar shops that let customers test out high-end makeup, skincare and fragrance products with less pressure than typically comes...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Strategy For Startups: The Innovators Dilemma
Strategy. Unfortunately, it suffers from a bad reputation among startups. It is associated with consultants who are paid millions of dollars only to come back with a two-by-two matrix of animals. Not ...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Hooking Users In 3 Steps
The truly great consumer technology companies of the past 25 years have all had one thing in common: They created habits. This is what separates world-changing businesses from the rest. Apple, Faceboo...
05:30 am GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch [Excerpt] Fundraising: From $1,000 To $1,000,000
Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Onswipe CEO Jason L. Baptiste's new book The Ultralight Startup: Launching a Business Without Clout or Capital.If you pay attention to the headlines abo...
03:48 am GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Silicon Valley Needs To Take Itself More Seriously*
For an industry so reliant on the wholehearted embrace of the future, many technologists and pundits seem so completely resistant to change it's mind-boggling. This is how I feel when people thumb the...
03:43 am GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Push notification and the Beginners Mind
Push notification and the fabric it creates are about what comes next. Not what we know, but what we're about to know. The next step, the one we're about to take, the moment when the foot is in the ai...
02:30 am GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Patent Law 101: Whats Wrong And Ways To Make It Right
Patent blogs were lit up after the Supreme Courts decision in Prometheus v. Mayo. Some have hailed the decision as a harbinger of progress to come while others have denounced it as revealing just how ...
01:15 am GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch Things To Consider Before Saying I Do To Investors
The right investor, the kind who can help startups get over the inevitable "We're Fucked It's Over" (WFIO) moments, can turn a startup into a multi-billion dollar company. The fact is that choosing th...
12:37 am GMT - Mon, April 9, 2012
Techcrunch What The Cloud Doesnt Do
Editors Note: Alexander Haislip is a marketing executive with cloud-based server automation startup ScaleXtreme and the author of Essentials of Venture Capital. Follow him on Twitter @ahaislip.Were at...
11:45 pm GMT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Techcrunch From Team Player To Coach = From Entrepreneur To CEO
Editor's Note: This guest post is written by Scott Raskin, who is the President and CEO of Mindjet. Prior to Mindjet, Raskin was President and COO of Telelogic and VP of Sales and Corporate Developmen...
11:04 pm GMT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Techcrunch An Open Letter to IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
People like to kick up a fuss about sexism in tech and how this contributes to a lack of women in the field, whether that's through badly promoted "perks" at hackathons, over-abundance of alcohol at e...
10:40 pm GMT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Swivl
You've met the Swivl before. Back in November, Satarii debuted the Swivl (formerly known as the Star), and we went hands-on with the substitute camera-man around Christmas. Good times. But today is ju...
09:16 pm GMT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Techcrunch How the IPO Ruined Google
Im a Google-phile. Or at least, I was. Lately, my guts felt a bit wobbly every time someone mentions the big G. Page, Brin and company have lost their focus. Once, they helped us all find the stuff we...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterests Unlikely Journey To Top Of The Startup Mountain
Over the past 12 months, Ive had the pleasure of interviewing some of the Valleys best entrepreneurs and investors atStartup Grind. People likeNaval Ravikant,Kevin Rose,Tony Conrad,MG Siegler,Jeff Cla...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Techcrunch Real Estate Will Always Be The Best Investment: Time To Augment It
I spend a good portion of my day thinking, researching, and analyzing our industry, our world, consumer habits, and the technology products that enhance and cause fundamental change within it. My job ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Techcrunch Cater2.Me Finds A New Way To Feed San Franciscans With Pop-Up BetaKitchen
Until now, Cater2.me has focused on using the Web to connect companies (which need to feed their employees) with small restaurants and food carts. Now it's opening a restaurant of its own or rather, ...
12:20 pm GMT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Techcrunch Ridiculous Google Glass Video Ripe For Parody
Suddenly all your friends are wearing those dumb black nerd glasses. You, as a NYC-dwelling (of course) ur-hipster in the first clip spend your day at the Strand Bookstore, chasing around a food cart,...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Techcrunch How Can We Disrupt The CellCarriers?
Every time I pick up my iPhone lately, Ive been asking myself:Why do we call this a phone?If my phone habits are any indicator, we shouldnt be calling this a phone at all. On the iPhone, I dont like t...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Techcrunch The Rise of Full-Box CRM
CRMis a massive business.At least an $8 billion industry according to Gartner.Salesforce, the company you think of when you hearCRM(after all,it is their ticker symbol) has a market cap north of $21 b...
03:16 am GMT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Techcrunch Selling Digital Fear
The crowded buildings not on fire. After an exhaustive investigation of the top 100 Facebook apps, the Wall Street Journal didnt find any serious privacy violations, but the writers were on assignment...
12:42 am GMT - Sun, April 8, 2012
Techcrunch Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Convertible Note Seed Financings (But Were Afraid To Ask)
e are in the golden age of seed financing. Venture capital funds, seed funds, super angels, angel groups, incubators, and friends and family are all playing the seed financing game and investing early...
11:06 pm GMT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Techcrunch Why Youre A Startup Founder: Nature And Nurture
Just over a month ago, a random conversation with another startup founder over lunch turned into a full-blown research project.You and I are both first-born children, I mused to my friend, I wonder if...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Techcrunch The Future Of Content: Content Is The Future
Today, the Webs infrastructure is built, the platforms have emerged; were now filling the pipes with content; mainly free, ad-supported content.Anyone whos worked in user-generated/appropriated conten...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Lawyers, Puns, and Monkeys
The Gillmor Gang Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor proved unequal to the task of rendering the week's non-news into insight. Whether it was @scobleizer and ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Techcrunch When Code Is Hot
Suddenly programming is sexy. Codecademy is drawing hundreds of thousands to its online programming tutorials. "Those jumping on board say they are preparing for a future in which the Internet is the ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Techcrunch Five Great Things About Procrastination
My wife was upset at me. You spent all weekend responding to comments on TechCrunch, she said, and it was the one weekend without the kids and you were either on your head phones or playing chess or r...
06:17 am GMT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Techcrunch Dave McClure On Whats Next For 500 Startups [TCTV]
Today was a pretty big day for 500 Startups, the Silicon Valley seed venture capital firm and startup accelerator founded by outspoken tech investment extraordinaire Dave McClure. The firm disclosed i...
04:49 am GMT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Techcrunch Heres What A Facebook Response To A User Data Subpoena Looks Like
Last year, Facebook got a little more transparent explaining what kind of data it would provide to law enforcement officials when they made formal subpoenas for user profiles. Now, we can have a look ...
04:49 am GMT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Techcrunch What A Facebook Response To A User Data Subpoena Looks Like
Last year, Facebook got a little more transparent explaining what kind of data it would provide to law enforcement officials when they made formal subpoenas for user profiles. Now, we can have a look ...
04:39 am GMT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Techcrunch VC Giants, Thinking Smaller: Why Kleiner Perkins Aileen Lee Is Getting Into Seed Funding
As a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, Aileen Lee has been a part of one of the most well-respected and established venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. But after 13 years with the...
04:15 am GMT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Techcrunch Randi Zuckerberg Defends Her Reality Show: Hey Silicon Valley, Stop Being Snobs
Randi Zuckerberg has ruffled some feathers this week with the announcement that she is co-producing "Silicon Valley," a reality show set to air on Bravo that purports to be all about the San Francisco...
02:49 am GMT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Techcrunch That Whole Shoulder-Surfing Facebook Accounts At Job Interviews Thing? Its Probably Not Really Happening
I think the folk tale of employers asking to see a candidate's Facebook account was apocryphal at best, but it seems like it's even being debunked in HR circles. Andy Lester a blogger on high-tech car...
01:48 am GMT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Techcrunch Security Company Palo Alto Networks Files For $175 Million IPO
Palo Alto Networks, a security software company, has filed its S-1 for a public offering, aiming to raise as much as $175 million. The company was rumored to be in the process of filing earlier this y...
01:02 am GMT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Techcrunch After A Bump From SXSW, Banjo Tries To Bolster Its Position As The All-In-One Location App
What's a SXSW bump worth? To Redwood City's Banjo, which pools location data on friends from all the major social networks, it was worth 100,000 downloads in four days. That brought the app to more th...
12:09 am GMT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Techcrunch On The Nokia Lumia 900 And How AT&T Is The Phones Only Downside
This is it. The stakes couldn't be higher. The future of Windows Mobile hinges on the success of the Nokia Lumia 900. The phone has a huge amount of hype. It's priced right at $99 on-contract and it's...
12:01 am GMT - Sat, April 7, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 04.06.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Danny Sullivan, Kevin Marks, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm PT....
11:55 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Laura Tyson
Andrew Keen interviews Laura Tyson, professor of economics at UC Berkeley....
11:39 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Too Drunk To Drive, But Still Wanna Get Your Car Home? Theres An App For That
You know what I hate most about getting too drunk to drive home? The hangover. No, no, I'm kidding (well, sort of) - it's having to go retrieve my car from wherever I left it the next day. Sometimes, ...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Two Free Tickets To Disrupt NYC #TCDisrupt
Disrupt NYC is coming up quick and we are working like mad to make sure this Disrupt is as big as ever. So far, we have announced these amazing speakers and judges, who will all be joining us. Not onl...
10:56 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Etsy Wants to Give Female Programmers $5,000 to Attend Hacker School
Etsy, the popular marketplace for all things handmade, just announced that it will not just be hosting the 2012 session of Hacker School at its headquarters in New York, but that it will also offer te...
10:37 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On The Economist: How Innovation Can Solve The Planets Most Wicked Problems [TCTV]
Daniel Franklin is the Executive Editor of The Economist magazine and one of the sponsors of last week's excellent Innovation event at UC Berkeley's Haas School. He is also author of the new book, Meg...
10:02 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Will Unlock Your Off-Contract iPhone Starting On April 8
Ask (enough times) and ye shall receive. AT&T has kept the iPhone under lock and key since day one, but we're hearing that a pretty dramatic policy shift will go into effect starting this Sunday. ...
09:41 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Love Social Media? Chances Are Youre Also A Fan of Chipotle, Saab and Victorias Secret
According to a new report by Experian, 91% of online adults now regularly use social media in some form or another. This makes social networking the top online activity in the U.S. today, with 15% of ...
09:40 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Next Generation Of E-Ink Kindle To Sport New Front-Lit Screen
Living in Seattle, you tend to find yourself in the company of tech people all the time. With Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe, Google, and a dozen other major companies established in the area, it's never a ...
09:22 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Philip Kaplans Social Network Fandalism Has Quietly Grown To 350K Musicians
If you've wondering what Philip Kaplan, a.k.a. Pud, has been up to, wonder no longer: He's working on a social network for musicians called Fandalism. The site went live at the end of January, and wit...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch 500 Startups Raising New $50M Fund, Names 4 New Partners, With 250+ Investments To Date
It's a big day for 500 Startups -- you know, the seed-stage accelerator and capital fund founded by rabble rouser and geek on a plane, Dave McClure. Back in July 2010, McClure filed for the accelerato...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Still Fighting For Windows Phone Developer Love (And Buying It When Needed)
Microsoft is pushing their Windows Phone platform like crazy these days -- it recently debuted in China, and the flagship Nokia Windows Phone is due to hit U.S. shelves soon with a huge marketing blit...
08:46 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Socialize Makes Any App Social, Already Reaches 10M End Users
Socialize, the new platform that allows mobile developers to instantly add social features to their apps, has come a long way since its November launch of its Social Action Bar. Apparently, developers...
08:13 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Flurry Revamps Its Free Mobile App Analytics With Custom Tracking, Alerts
Even though San Francisco-based Flurry hardly makes any direct revenue from its mobile app analytics, the product has become so widely used that one out of every three iOS apps and one out of every fo...
07:46 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter: Help Fund A Film On The Story Of Social Media
SoMe is a film about the rise (and fall?) of social media. Produced by web rabble-rouser and satirist, Loren Feldman, the film will feature Feldman's signature puppet act (it will be cool, I promise) ...
07:21 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Virginia Is For TechCrunchers: DC, Norfolk, and Richmond, Here We Come
Just a reminder: starting April 9 TechCrunch will be hitting Virginia for a barnstorming tour of three cities - DC on Monday, Norfolk on Tuesday, and Richmond on Wednesday. You should have already RSV...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Learning To Code Apps? Programr, The Codecademy For Higher-Level Languages, Adds Support For Android
Programr, an online lab for learning to code - yep, sort of like Codecademy, but for higher-level languages, has just introduced Android coding support. With the added option, aspiring student develop...
06:29 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Fab Expands Into Beauty Products; Partners With Glamour Magazine For New Pop-Up Shop
Over three million users strong, design-focused flash sales platform Fab is expanding to a new vertical on Monday, with the launch of a beauty-focused pop-up shop in collaboration with Conde Nast glos...
06:27 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Tradyo Wants To Take On Craigslist With Mobile, Social Classifieds App
A number of startups are trying to take on online classifieds giant Craigslist, including Antego, EggDrop, and many others. Tradyo is one of the latest companies to join the group, offering a social, ...
06:22 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Now You Know: Hotels Inject Banner Ads Into The Wi-Fi They Charge You For
This story made the rounds a few days ago but I think generally it's something more people should know. During a visit to the very expensive and not very nice Times Square Marriott, Justin Watt notice...
05:58 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Better Late Than Never: RIM Preps Refreshed PlayBook With 4G
The BlackBerry PlayBook is about to get the gift of 4G. That is of course if a random leaked image and FCC documents are believed. And why not? Even though the PlayBook is almost a year old, RIM is ac...
05:50 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon S3: 905 Billion Objects Stored, 1 Billion Added Each Day
Amazon has released some fairly impressive numbers showcasing the growth of Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) over the years. By the end of the first quarter of 2012, there were 905 billion objects s...
04:57 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch HTCs Rough Q1: Profits Down 70% Over Last Year, Revenue Dips 35%
HTC released their unaudited Q1 2012 earnings earlier this morning, and the results arent pretty [PDF]. The Taiwanese company managed to pull down NT$67.8 billion ($2.3 billion) this past quarter, a n...
04:28 pm GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Do We Even Need NFC For Mobile Payments? PayPal, Google Weigh In (Video)
If you tried to judge whether NFC mobile payments are ready for prime time based on the amount of chatter you hear in your newsfeed youd think the contactless technology was on the brink of ubiquito...
07:04 am GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Arianna Huffington No Longer Runs The Aol Tech Sites
You know every once in a while you come across news about your company and it turns out your boss is no longer your boss anymore. If you're me this probably happens to you every three months.Anyways t...
06:59 am GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Seven
Will Apple make a 7 inch iPad? That's the question being batted around yet again today. The true answer right now is easy: I don't know. No one does. Most likely not even Apple. They're undoubtedly th...
05:30 am GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Nonprofit Digital Public Library Of America To Launch In April 2013
The Google Books project (just today pared down a bit) always impressed me with its sheer scope. Offering modern e-books is all well and good, but that's more of a business problem. It's the scanning ...
05:25 am GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Nextpeer Pledges To Make Any Mobile Game As Social As OMGPOPs Draw Something
There were plenty of other Pictionary-like games in the iTunes app store before OMGPOP's Draw Something. But the secret ingredient behind Draw Something's runaway success was its very social, asynchro...
05:06 am GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch VCs: Secondary Funding Markets Are A Double-Edged Sword
A lot of things have changed in Silicon Valley in recent years -- apps have access to a plug-and-play social infrastructure provided by the likes of Facebook and Twitter, the mobile boom has truly mad...
04:19 am GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Wingsplay Pays Influencers To Spread Viral Videos, Runs Campaigns For NBC And Oxygen
If business creates a fun, potentially viral video, what's the best way to convince people to share it? Wingsplay has a straightforward idea: Pay them.So advertisers pay Wingsplay to promote videos th...
03:20 am GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Puts Its Foot Down, Takes Five Biggest Spammers To Federal Court
A warning: You can only spam Twitter so much before it brings in the law. As Twitter grows -- the company now claims to have 140 million active users -- naturally, it's become an attractive target for...
02:31 am GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Wipe It! Security Hole In Facebook Mobile Apps Threatens Jailbroken Stolen Phones
There's panic about a security hole in Facebook's iOS and Android apps that surfaced today, but the threat of identity theft is being blown out of proportion. You only need to worry if your phone is a...
02:24 am GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Wars: Augme Slaps Millennial Media With Patent Lawsuit Over Targeting Technologies
After debuting on the New York Stock Exchange last week with a huge pop in stock value, mobile ad network Millennial Media is now facing potential legal trouble from another mobile ad player. The comp...
01:55 am GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch At Long Last, The Nexus S 4G Finally Gets Its Ice Cream Sandwich Update
Hey all you Sprint customers, you haven't been forgotten after all! Sprint has just revealed that the device's Ice Cream Sandwich has finally gone live, which is great news if you're looking to squeez...
01:48 am GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch The Meh-Too Crowd
It's been a while since I came to Google's defense but I think it's time to talk about what an absolute downer it is to dig through a lot of tech commentary these days. The most recent example came af...
01:35 am GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Picks NASDAQ Over NYSE For IPO
According to The New York Times, Facebook has picked the NASDAQ to list its shares in the company's upcoming IPO in May. This is a huge win for the exchange, which has been battling the New York Stock...
01:14 am GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches Android App To Improve Its Indoor Location Accuracy
Google Maps, Bing Maps and a number of startups have been offering indoor maps for large venues like airports, malls and stadiums for quite a while. The problem with indoor mapping, though, is that it...
01:03 am GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Attention Melbourne: You May Now Begin Hunting For Virtual Eggs
With all the talk about the potential of Google Glass, I thought it might be nice to drop back in on the current state of Augmented Reality the kind where you still use a smartphone to view markers o...
12:43 am GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch By The Numbers: Larry Pages First Year as Googles CEO
Google has always been historically paranoid about any numbers it publicly releases. For years, the management triumvirate including Larry Page had to personally approve any numbers the company issued...
12:21 am GMT - Fri, April 6, 2012
Techcrunch Publishers Sue As Boundless Learning Grabs $8M For An Open Alternative To Textbooks
It seems it's a big news day for eBooks and eTextbooks. Google is winding down its eBook service for indie publishers, while Apple and top publishers are the subjects of domestic and European probes i...
11:43 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify Says Its Just Like Radiohead, Turntable.fm Says David Bowie
Yes, that's one of the more random headlines I've written, but look I wasn't the one who said it. Executives from Spotify and Turntable.fm really did compare themselves to popular musicians, and Pand...
11:39 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Wikipedias Mobile Apps Drop Google Maps for OpenStreetMap
In the world of online mapping, it feels like things aren't quite going in Google's direction these days: Apple switched away from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap when it launched iPhoto for iOS. Fo...
11:36 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Has An Invitation To The Billion Dollar Startup Club, But Will It Accept?
You know who the busiest man in the startup world is right now? Pinterest's newly-minted CEO Ben Silbermann, who from what we're hearing is so preoccupied with shipping product that he hasn't been tak...
11:36 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch LeFeed Learns Your Preferences, Shows You Only Le Cool Stuff On Le Facebook
Popping over to Facebook is always a crapshoot. Will it be a picture of a swaddled, newly born baby or your weird uncle spouting Jack Handey-esque aphorisms? You never now. That's what LeFeed.com is f...
11:32 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Google Winding Down E-Book Reselling Program To Focus On Play
The American Booksellers Association sent a letter to its members today announcing that Google was putting an end to its reseller program, which allowed independent bookstores to operate an e-book sto...
11:08 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch How The JOBS Act Will Change The Tech World (And Beyond) [TCTV]
In a press event today held at the White House, President Obama just signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (which cleverly has the acronym of the JOBS Act) into law, sealing the deal on a bil...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV: In the Studio, Entelos Jon Bischke Aims to Reinvent Recruiting
"In the Studio" this week welcomes a serial entrepreneur who has previously founded four companies, three of which were acquired (two by public companies), quickly established himself as a thought-lea...
10:47 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Local Search App AroundMe Trumps Yelps Mobile Apps With 6M Monthly Users
Wow, AroundMe has really been flying under the radar. The location-aware mobile search app is announcing today that it's now passed the 6 million mark for monthly unique visitors. To put that in persp...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Study: 61% of U.S. Households Now Have WiFi
In the U.S., 61% of all households currently have WiFi networks installed at home. According to data from Strategy Analytics, this means the U.S. is ahead of countries like Spain (57.1%), Mexico (31.5...
10:29 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Zimride Nabs LinkedIn Design Lead, Brings Its Ridesharing Service To Mobile
There's a lot of exciting action in collaborative consumption, much of it being inspired by the early success of carsharing and ridesharing networks. After hitting 100 million miles served last year, ...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Don Tapscott: The Internets Real Killer App Is Saving The Planet [TCTV]
All our global institutions -- from the United Nations to the World Trade Organization to the International Monetary Fund to the G20 to the G8 -- are broken. That's at least according to Don Tapscott,...
09:46 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Project Glass Could Be Called Google Eye When It Lands On Your Face
Project Glass sounds like a super-villain secret weapon, so Google may need to give its wearable augmented reality device a friendlier name. Luckily the search giant owns the domain GoogleEye.com, so ...
09:21 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Shufflr Brings Its Social Video App To the iPad
A startup called Althea Systems wants to reinvent the way we find videos online. Its app Shufflr is already available on desktops, the Web, iPhone, and Android, and today it's launching on the iPad.Sh...
09:04 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Change.org Hits 10 Million Members, Now The Fastest-Growing Social Action Platform On The Web
Change.org launched in 2007 as a social networking site for non-profits. Today, the site looks quite a bit different and has morphed into a petition platform that wants to empower activists around the...
08:48 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Appeals Court Rejects YouTube Victory Over Viacom, YouTube Says, No Big Deal
Hey, remember when Viacom sued YouTube for copyright infringement of shows like South Park and The Daily Show? And YouTube won a summary judgement nearly two years ago, with a judge basically throwing...
08:38 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch FormMobi Aims To Be A Better Mobile Clipboard With Easy Form Creation And Distribution
I don't think anyone in history has ever thought of filling out forms as sexy, but it's a necessary evil for many a business or organization. Still, theres plenty of room for improvement, and thats wh...
07:54 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Googles GoMo Expands, Adds DIY Mobile Website Building Tools
DudaMobile, the DIY mobile website maker, fresh off news of its $6 million Series B, is today announcing a partnership with Google. Going forward, Google's GoMo service, which launched last November t...
07:46 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Indie Music Agency Merlin Scores Another Settlement: $1.6 Million From Sirius
On the heels of a payout from the owners of P2P filesharing site Limewire, another claim finally settled for Merlin, the group that represents independent music labels in licensing negotiations and le...
07:25 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Hold Your Breath For A 3D Samsung Smartphone
Of all the peculiar gimmicks a smartphone manufacturer could lean on to make a device stand out, 3D always seemed like one of the most pointless. Sure, it sounds great in theory who doesnt want fully...
07:21 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Lumia 900 Review: Head-To-Head With The Lumia 800 And iPhone 4S
Yep, I'm writing another post on the Lumia 900. It'll be my fourth in the span of 24 hours, but there's just so much to talk about.So after receiving a fly and a die, getting checked out by our camera...
07:19 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Graphicly Kills Its Mobile Apps To Double Down On Publishing Tools
Over the past few months, Graphiclystarted to abandon its vision of becoming the "iTunes of comics" and instead focused on digital publishing tools for comics and other image-heavy books. Today it's f...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch FLUD 2.0 Rolls Out To Android & Windows Phone, As Startup Readies Its Series A
FLUD, the scrappy news reader backed by $1 million in seed funding, is today introducing FLUD 2.0 for Android and Windows Phone. FLUD 2.0, for those who don't recall, was the big redesign that turned ...
06:21 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsen: U.S., UK Couch Potatoes Love To Tap On Tablets While Watching TV
For anyone who's loved to watch Twitter reactions or a liveblog of a big event on TV, this will probably come as no surprise. For advertisers and broadcasters who haven't figured out how to capitalize...
05:58 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Adds A Play In 3D Option Across Its Site
Last September, YouTube began offering new tools that allowed users to convert their uploaded 2D videos into 3D videos with just a click. That feature, which has been in beta testing, was available on...
05:43 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Goes Bilingual In The U.S. Kindle Store With Launch Of Spanish Tienda Kindle
Amazon has been making some big strides in extending its footprint outside of the U.S. with its Kindle e-readers and Kindle bookstore, but today it took a step to improve how it caters to Spanish spea...
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Nest 2.0 Adds Advanced Energy-Saving Features
An update to the Nest thermostat is rolling out to device owners over the next two days, just in time for AC season. The improvements include advanced energy monitoring - essentially more data about y...
05:11 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch New Project Aims To Add A Little High-Tech To Antiques Appraisal
As the proud owner of a number of antiques including an original Game Boy and an unopened box of Circus Fun cereal, I'm well aware of the value of those things passed down to us from the ancients. How...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Heres A More Realistic Look At Googles Project Glass [Video]
Because walking and texting isn't dangerous enough, Google Glasses will put AdSense 5mm in front of your retina. Disclaimer: I actually don't know if Google plans on using in ads in their glasses....
05:07 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts SemanticMap: After Project Glass, Another Take On How To Make The World More User-Specific
Augmented reality seems to be all the rage this week: Microsoft earlier today got in touch to give us the heads up on some technology it's been working on -- its designs for how to make a user's exper...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Hipmunk Adds Calendar Integration To Mobile Apps For Trip Planning Bliss
Hipmunk, the flight and hotel search startup known for its snazzy user interfaces, has done it again. The company today is unveiling new integrations with popular calendar applications iCal, Google Ca...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch 16M Users Strong, TwitchTV Takes Live-Streamed Gaming Portal Mobile With iPad And Android Apps
TwitchTV, a live-streamed video game portal and community for gamers that was spawned last June from live video platform Justin.tv, has been booming in terms of growth and revenue. But the platform di...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch With JOBS Act Becoming Law, Crowdfunding Platforms Look To Create Self-Regulatory Body
Today, President Obama signs the JOBS Act into law, legalizing crowdfunding in startups by non-accredited investors, so that anyone with a computer can invest. The new law stipulates that entrepreneur...
01:06 pm GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Yandex.Disk Wants To Give iCloud, Skydrive and Dropbox A Run For Their Money In Russia
Yandex may be in line to become the default search engine on devices that Apple sells in Russia. But for now it's engaging in a little competition with Cupertino, and others. Today the Russian search ...
11:59 am GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Help Wanted: Songkick Founders Bring Back Silicon Milkroundabout Networking Event
Attention young engineers and budding product geniuses! If you're thinking about moving jobs, or if you'd like to work for one of the UK's hawt startups, mark out May 26/27 in your calendars for the t...
09:23 am GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Silicon Valley Entitlement Gets Political
Taxes are for old businesses. That seems to be the sentiment coming from the oft-offended Silicon Valley sycophants. Im not talking about the measured approach of Mayor Ed Lee and Ron Conway who are d...
07:27 am GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Nabs Googler Gabriel Stricker As Comms VP
Back in November, we reported that Sean Garrett, Twitter's Head of Comms, would be stepping down from his post. As he tweeted at the time, for the first time in his career, he would be taking more tha...
05:38 am GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Apple and Facebook Should Be Terrified Of Google-Tinted Glasses
Google's augmented reality eyewear is coming to disrupt your face and your business model. If you don't even have to pull your phone out to take a photo, get directions, or message with friends, why w...
05:32 am GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Ready, Set, Crowdfund: President Obama To Sign JOBS Act Tomorrow
On March 22nd, a slightly modified "Jumpstart Our Business Startups (or JOBS) Act" was approved by the Senate in a 73-26 vote. Last week, the House of Representatives, too, showed its support for the ...
05:28 am GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch MindMixer Raises $1.9M For Virtual Town Halls, Launches ImproveSF Website
If you live in San Francisco, you probably spend a lot of time complaining about the lackluster public transportation. I'm no exception so today, I was really excited to see a new government website ...
05:10 am GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Richard Clarke, US Security Wonk, Suggests Customs Should Check All International Net Traffic
Richard Clarke was a major feature in US security for a decade, serving as a member of the National Security Council and special adviser for cybersecurity to President George W. Bush. He has written a...
04:42 am GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Rumor: Zillow In To Buy RentJuice For $45 Million
Between gossip and rumors and gossip and more rumors, the Silicon Valley day-to-day is so dramatic Bravo is turning it into not one but two TV shows. No joke. That doesn't convince you? Well, how abou...
04:15 am GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Box CEO Aaron Levie: Why Were Not Afraid Of Google Drive
Box has become a major player in the tech world since its launch some six years ago. The company, which provides cloud data storage and enterprise collaboration tools, has more than doubled its headco...
03:39 am GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With The HTC Evo 4G LTE
HTC and Sprint have just pulled back the curtains on the new Evo 4G LTE here in New York, and putting the peculiar name aside, the device seems like a real contender. The question then is how does the...
03:05 am GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Carl Bass: Why Autodesk Remains Incredibly Relevant [TCTV]
It's not just start-ups that radically innovate. Take, for example, Autodesk, the 3D design, engineering and entertainment software giant that, according to its President and CEO Carl Bass, continues ...
02:24 am GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Simplifies Sign Up Process: Just Hold Up Your Credit Card & Youre In!
On-demand black car service Uber is making it easier for new users to sign up for rides, thanks to its newly-announced Card.io integration. For those unfamiliar with the mobile payments startup Card.i...
01:57 am GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch HTC And Sprint Officially Unveil The New EVO 4G LTE
It's hardly a surprise anymore (as is usually the case) but here it is anyway -- Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and HTC President Jason Mackenzie have just taken the stage at their collaboration event in New Yo...
01:33 am GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Royal Canadian Mints MintChip Looks To Officially Digitize Cash
Moving everyday transactions into the digital realm seems an inevitability, but as yet there have been no breakout successes. Sure, there are fringe efforts like Square (which relies on existing card ...
12:44 am GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Ex-Stanford Teachers New Startup Brings University-Level Education To All [TCTV]
Using Khan Academy as inspiration, Sebastian Thrun decided to bring his Stanford class on artificial intelligence online. Anyone could sign up for free. And 160,000 people from around the world did. H...
12:19 am GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch BodeTree Is A Financial Tool For People Who Hate Finance
Today, a company calledBodeTreeis launching a new web-based solutionto help small business owners make better sense of their financial data. Like another new startup in the SMB realm (that beingInvoic...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Indias Low-Cost Tablet To Get Test Market In Philadelpha Schools?
The saga of India's "$35 tablet" is long and slightly disappointing. While the idea of low-cost, standard hardware to be distributed in needful communities is a great one, the fact is that the device ...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, April 5, 2012
Techcrunch Indias Low-Cost Tablet To Get Test Market In Philadelphia Schools?
The saga of India's "$35 tablet" is long and slightly disappointing. While the idea of low-cost, standard hardware to be distributed in needful communities is a great one, the fact is that the device ...
11:58 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch With or Without Apple: Sparrow for iPhone Will Soon Get Push Notifications
There are a fair amount of third-party iPhone email clients out there, but few ever received the kind of reception that Sparrow for iPhone got a few weeks ago. Sadly, though, unless you have a jailbro...
11:24 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch RetailMeNot Could Shred The Paper Coupon Biz With Credit Card-Integrated On and Offline Discounts
Why cut coupons when you could just click them? Following asuccessful trial at SXSW, the world's largest online coupon site RetailMeNot is planning a roll out of its paperless credit card-linked coupo...
10:49 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Reality TV Gets Startup Obsessed With Bravos Silicon Valley And Huh? (Working Titles)
As we heard earlier this year, Bravo was casting for a new reality TV series based on the tech world and Silicon Valley. Today, we hear that the unscripted, reality show is in fact being produced and ...
10:44 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Im Back
Hey! So TechCrunch Disrupt New York is just around the corner on May 19-23. So, what, you say, you don't work here any more, right? (for the newer TechCrunch readers, I'm the guy who founded the site)...
10:41 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch OMGPOPs Draw Something Surpasses 50 Million Downloads
OMGPOP's Draw Something drawing game just surpassed 50 million downloads. It has been downloaded around a million times a day since launch. The paid version is currently number one in the App Store.Th...
10:25 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook: Video Apps Getting a Big Boost From Timeline And Open Graph
Facebook today revealed statistics from a variety of video apps that have integrated with the new Timeline interface through the Open Graph API. According to the performance numbers out of the likes o...
10:25 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Let Your Nerd Flag Fly With This Linux Distro Sim Game
It's OK. We're all dorks here. We know you get into forum arguments over Gnome vs. KDE (I'm a KDE man, myself, because Gnome sucks) and we know that you've always wanted to fork your own Ubuntu distro...
10:21 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Are We Done Freaking Out? Canada Commends Facebooks Privacy Progress
You can put down your pitchforks and torches. An investigation by thePrivacy Commissioner of Canada found three recent complaints against Facebook were either unfounded, resolved, or both. Considering...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter To Set Up Office In Downtown Detroit
The state of Michigan is changing — a burgeoning startup scene has taken the stage, and what some may call a tech renaissance has swept across the state, namely in Detroit. So it shouldn't be mu...
09:56 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Gina Bianchini: How Mightybell Is Reinventing Online Groups [TCTV]
Gina Bianchini is best known, of course, as the co-founder and former CEO of Ning, the social community aggregator which Glam Media bought for $150 million last year. And now (ding dong), Bianchini is...
09:41 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Accel-Backed YapStone Acquires Faith-Based Donation Service ParishPay
E-payments company YapStone just announced that it has acquired ParishPay, a service for donating to faith-based organizations.YapStone's main product is RentPayment as you can probably guess, it's a...
09:33 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch The Web 2.0 Summit, Tim OReilly and John Battelles Tech-Palooza, Is On Indefinite Hiatus
The Web 2.0 Summit will not be taking place this year. The conference, which has grown since its inception in 2004 to be one of the buzziest and busiest annual events for the web and new media upper c...
09:25 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Friday: A Personal Assistant That Remembers What Youve Done
In the spirit of connecting your phone's activity to the cloud, a trend that has inspired one of this week's more interesting launches, Phonedeck, there now comes another application that wants to aut...
09:20 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch 0x10c: Minecraft Developer Notchs Next Game Will Be A MMO Space Epic
In the world of indie gaming, Minecraft is undoubtedly in a league of its own. The sandbox game has already sold more than 5 million copies and has spawned its own subculture of fan sites and clones. ...
09:09 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch How Facebooks Winning The War Against Yahoo, Patent By Patent
Facebook has executed a masterful response to Yahoo's patent trolling that protects it legally but still makes it look like the victim. Here I examine how for almost every patent Yahoo claims Facebook...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Grabs RockYous Julie Shumaker For VP of North American Sales
Zynga is bolstering its brand advertising efforts by bringing on Julie Shumaker from RockYou as the company's new vice president of North American sales. She'll report to Jeff Karp, Zynga's chief mark...
08:54 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Need A New Name For Your Website? Why Not NameStation?
You've dropped out of college, met a dude who is totally into PHP, and you're ready to build a startup. Where do you begin? With a name, silly!That's where NameStation.com comes in. It's basically a n...
08:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal Debuts Tiered Suite Of Online, Offline And Mobile Payments Options For Small Businesses
As we heard over the past few months, PayPal is ramping up its payments options for large and small merchants. The payments giant debuted an in-store payments platform for large retailers; PayPal Here...
08:44 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Canonical Metal-as-a-Service: Not Quite As Cool As It Sounds
Canonical, the corporate sponsor of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has been doing a lot of interesting development work across a number of different computing segments: their on-going work with the Un...
08:23 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Augmented Reality Glasses Are Real And In Testing
After weeks of speculation and rumors, Google has officially pulled back the curtain on what they have come to call Project Glass -- a pair of augmented reality glasses that seek to provide users real...
08:23 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Project Glass Augmented Reality Glasses Are Real And In Testing
After weeks of speculation and rumors, Google has officially pulled back the curtain on what they have come to call Project Glass -- a pair of augmented reality glasses that seek to provide users real...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch With Picniks Demise, Aviary Brings Its Slick, HTML5 Photo Editor To Flickrs 75 Million Users
Aviary, the company that makes it easy for mobile developers to integrate image editing into their apps, is debuting a huge partnership today. The New York-based startup will be powering photo editing...
07:59 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Yapp Raises Funding From Kleiner Perkins To Allow Anyone To Create Mobile Apps For Events
Maria Seidman helps organize a monthly womens' networking event for her business school alums in New York City but was frustrated with some of the options for creating a dedicated mobile app for an ev...
07:55 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Pulse Adds 20 Titles From Popular Science Publisher Bonnier To Its Reading Stream, Its Biggest Launch Yet
In the landgrab among reading apps that aggregate content to make it more accessible on tablets and smartphones, one of the early movers, Pulse, is today announcing a deal with magazine publisher Bonn...
07:17 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Real Estate Search Company Trulia Brings Its Rentals App To iPhone
Real estate search companyTruliais adding to its mobile lineup today with the launch of Trulia Rentals for iPhone. The app joins its Android rentals-only counterpart, which launched back in September....
06:44 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch FanDuel Raises Another Round For Its Clever Side-Step Of Gaming Laws
Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel gets around online betting laws in the US thanks to daily fantasy sports games being exempt under the carve out in the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement A...
06:44 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch FanDuel Raises Another Round For Its Clever Take On Fantasy Sports
Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel isn't subject to online betting laws in the US thanks to daily fantasy sports games being exempt under the carve out in the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcem...
06:33 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Acceleprise Wants To Be The 500 Startups For Enterprise Tech
Let the proliferation of vertically-themed startup accelerators continue! Today, a new accelerator focusing on the enterprise sector is launching in Washington D.C. Called "Acceleprise," the program's...
06:19 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Nokia Lumia 900
The Nokia Lumia 900 is set to be the question mark of the week. The embargo lifted last night, so everyone and their brother is posting a review, proudly giving yeas and nays on the first hard-core No...
05:46 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch PhoneDeck Is A Game Changer For Small Businesses, Divorce Attorneys
I sold mortgages over the phone in a previous life. That involved calling over 100 people a day using an archaic but functional web-based phone system. That system cost the company a fortune to implem...
05:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Strange Bedfellows: Google, Paramount Ink Deal For New Digital Movie Rentals
Good news, Godfather fans -- Google has just recently announced on their official YouTube blog that theyve inked a licensing deal with Viacom-owned Paramount to bring some 500 new titles to YouTube a...
05:38 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Windows Phone Marketplace Growth Keeps Up The Pace, Tops 80,000 Apps
Windows Phone 7 is an excellent new mobile operating system — there's no doubt about that. But every rose has its thorn, and on Windows Phone it's a lack of apps. Luckily, the Marketplace seems ...
05:23 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Cuts 14 Percent Of Workforce; 2,000 Given Pink Slips; Will Save $375M
Yahoo has made its massive round of layoffs official. The company just released a statement saying that 2,000 jobs have been cut, or 14 percent of it total workforce (which was previously around 14,00...
05:14 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Eight Mobile Ad Companies Get Behind ODIN In A Quest To Replace The UDID
More than a half-dozen mobile ad companies are getting behind a working group called ODIN to find a new way of tracking and identifying iOS users that still respects their privacy. This is happening b...
05:03 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Show Us What You Got, NoVa: Lets Schedule A Quick Meeting Next Week
As you may well know, we're having a series of three mini-meetups in DC, Norfolk, and Richmond next week. You've probably already RSVPed, but I'd like to spend Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings ...
05:03 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Show Us What You Got, Virginia: Lets Schedule A Quick Meeting Next Week
As you may well know, we're having a series of three mini-meetups in DC, Norfolk, and Richmond next week. You've probably already RSVPed, but I'd like to spend Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings ...
04:24 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Mogreet Nabs $4.1M For An Easy Way To Share Rich Media To Any Mobile Device
Mogreet, a Los Angeles-based mobile video marketing startup, is today announcing that it has raised $4.1 million in strategic capital. The round was led by Black Diamond Ventures, with participation f...
03:53 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Founder Of Dubais First Startup Accelerator Looks To Educate, Inspire Global Entrepreneurs
With how much TechCrunch and other tech publications cover incubators and accelerators in Silicon Valley and in the U.S., it's refreshing to occasionally get a glimpse of what's happening outside Nort...
01:59 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch NEA Leads $33M Round In CRM Developer And Salesforce Competitor SugarCRM
SugarCRM, a provider of commercial open source CRM software, has completed a $33 million equity and debt financing round. We're told around $14 million of the round was equity financing. The investmen...
01:57 pm GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Wikia Rolls Out Big Redesign To Bring Accessibility, Discovery To 20M Pages Of UGC
You may not be familiar with Wikia, but the collaborative media company has been quietly growing into a giant, recently passing IGN, for example, as the largest network of gaming sites on the planet. ...
11:15 am GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch What Took So Long? Germanys Samwer Brothers Rumored to Launch a Square Clone Soon
Square, the mobile payment startup founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, is one of Silicon Valley's hottest companies right now. It's no surprise then, that German clone factory Rocket Internet, ...
08:21 am GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch The Interesting Part About Amazons In-App Payments Beta Is That Developers Have Pricing Control
The most interesting part of Amazon's move to provide an in-app payments flow is that they're ceding pricing control to mobile developers.Amazon has been testing a new in-app payments system with seve...
05:20 am GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Google Highlights Search Changes From March
Google has rolled out a great number of small changes to the search engine and UI over the last month, and now they have rolled them all into a big blog post for your consecutive enjoyment.We've highl...
05:00 am GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Lumia 900 Review: Initial Impressions (Video)
Now that 9pm has rolled around and the awkwardly timed embargo has lifted, I can finally talk to you guys about the phone I've been playing with for the past week: the Nokia Lumia 900. I'm not going t...
04:40 am GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Tell The Truth But Tell It Slant: There Are Still Major Worker Issues In China, Just Not Where Daisey Looked
In the hullabaloo over Mike Daisey lying about meeting injured workers, the spotlight turned from actual employment problems in Asia onto the face of the orotund and penitent former colonialist. Now t...
04:39 am GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch With $25M From Benchmark & Larry Summers Advising, Can Minerva Build An Online Ivy?
Well, we've said it before: Technology is changing education, it's flipping the classroom, bringing instructional videos to the masses, and dragging online higher education into legitimacy. Investors ...
04:39 am GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch With $25M From Benchmark And Larry Summers Advising, Can Minerva Build An Online Ivy?
Well, we've said it before: Technology is changing education. It's flipping the classroom, bringing instructional videos to the masses, and dragging online higher education into legitimacy. Investors ...
04:06 am GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Backed By Time, Next Issue Launches A Tablet Newsstand With Netflix-Style Pricing
Many magazine publishers see the iPad as their salvation. Five of the big ones (Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp., and Time Inc.) banded together to create a joint venture called Next Issue Med...
02:36 am GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Sues Yahoo With Patent By A Former Yahoo Employee
In 2006, former Yahoo employee Thyagarajapuram S. Ramakrishnan was working for Facebook when he filed a patent for the news feed. Today in a sweet piece of irony, Facebook is using that same patent to...
02:01 am GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Beth Comstock: Why GE Might Be The Worlds Oldest Start-Up [TCTV]
I have to confess that when I think about GE, the first thing that comes to mind isn't radical innovation. But, as usual, I might be wrong. As GE's Chief Marketing Officer, Beth Comstock, told me when...
12:35 am GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch NSF-Funded Project Aims To Enable Print-On-Demand, Customizable Robots
In some of the old science fiction stories I remember from Weird Tales and Ray Bradbury and the like, robots always figured. But they always came the way you might expect a new dryer or hot water heat...
12:33 am GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Threatens To Sue TechCrunch Commenter
Last year, Alexia covered a funny Chrome web browser extension called "Defaceable" that allowed you to comment anonymously on Facebook and on other websites using Facebook Comments. Instead of having ...
12:21 am GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch Want To Rent A Founder? Justin Kans Exec Is Making That Happen (For Charity)
Justin Kan is a busy guy. The serial entrepreneur is best known as the founder of Justin.tv, the online community that lets users broadcast, watch, and interact around video. Last year, he and team sp...
12:18 am GMT - Wed, April 4, 2012
Techcrunch No LTE, No Problem: Sprints $100 LG Viper Goes Up For Pre-Order On April 12
Sprint still hasn't launched their new LTE network yet, but if a new announcement about a LTE-capable handsey is any indication, they're getting pretty close. Though the existence of a Sprint-bound Ga...
11:06 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch A Brave New Push: Urban Airship Brings Location, Context Targeting To Mobile Notifications
At the end of October, Urban Airship, the startup that gives developers a simple way to build in-app purchases and push notifications into their mobile apps, acquired SimpleGeo for a reported $3.5 mil...
10:33 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Fights Back, Countersues Yahoo For Patent Infringement
In response to being sued by Yahoo for patent infringement last month, Facebook today filed counter-claims against Yahoo for infringing 10 of its own patents. Facebook says the following Yahoo feature...
10:03 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch TRUSTe Announces An Opt-Out System for Mobile Ads
It looks like there are some big challenges ahead for mobile advertising, as the industry faces increasing scrutiny from the federal regulators, and as Apple phases out the UDIDs used by advertisers a...
09:46 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Opera Software Launches Yet Another UDID Alternative For Anonymous Mobile Ad-Tracking
Just when iOS developers had thought they had heard of every UDID replacement mechanism out there, Opera Software had to go and launch its own, too. Today, the company, best known as the maker of the ...
09:32 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Rumblefish Catalog Grows To 1M Songs, Powers Soundtracks In Socialcam, Animoto, And More
Rumblefish, a service where consumers and businesses can easily license music for their online videos, says that its catalog now has more than 1 million songs, making it the largest licensing catalog ...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Jonathan Heiliger: From Yahoos ISP To Facebooks Infrastructure To Being A North Bridge VC
If you're familiar with Jonathan Heiliger's work, it's probably because you used Facebook sometime in the last five years. He was the person in charge of keeping the site online as it grew from 35 mil...
09:17 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Vivek Wadhwa: Why There Are So Few Black Or Female Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley [TCTV]
Sexism and racism in Silicon Valley. It's a debate that doesn't seem to want to die. On one side are those who believe that Silicon Valley is a genuine meritocracy; on the other, are those who are dee...
09:16 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch TL;DR: The Problem With Long-Form Publishing Plays
Last week, our writer Devin Coldewey wrote a 3,000-word essay on Google+. It got 114 comments. Comment numbers are a wildly inaccurate metric for popularity in general - some posts get 100 commen...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch YC, Rock Health-Backed Agile Diagnosis Launches To Help Doctors Better Treat Their Patients
Though the health industry has, in many respects, been slow to adopt new web and mobile technologies, it seems we may finally have reached a tipping point. This is perhaps best demonstrated by Manhatt...
08:16 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Releases Mobile Fusion Device Management Service, Plays Nice With iOS And Android
The folks at RIM can see the writing on the wall theyve historically enjoyed plenty of enterprise love, but the recent bring your own device trend means headaches not only for RIM, but for the compan...
08:12 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch With Over 30 Million Users On iOS, Instagram Finally Comes To Android
Morning guys! It's going to be a bright, bright, bright sunshine-y day for Android users, namely because photo-sharing darling Instagram is now available in the Android Market. If you want to hurry up...
08:06 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Ustream Integrates With Facebook Timeline For Sharing Live Videos With Friends
Live video streaming website Ustream today is launching an integration with Facebook's new Timeline user interface. This means that users will be able to share the live videos they're watching on Ustr...
07:41 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch With Over 30 Million Users On iOS, Instagram Finally Comes To Android
Morning guys! It's going to be a bright, bright, bright sunshine-y day for Android users, namely because photo-sharing darling Instagram is now available in the Android Market. If you want to hurry up...
07:15 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch State of the Linux Kernel 2011
The Linux Foundation provides a vendor neutral home for long-term collaboration on the Linux kernel. They provide Linux creator Linus Torvalds and Greg Kroah-Hartman, Linus' right-hand man, the opport...
07:13 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch The Tap Lab Raises $550K To Seed Some Hits in Location-Based Mobile Gaming
While there have been a few sizable funding rounds for location-based mobile games, the field is still wide open. Today it gets a new contender with The Tap Lab, a Cambridge-based startup and alum of ...
06:52 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch AmazonWireless Exits Beta, Now Offers Price-Matching Guarantee, $25 Worth Of Free Mobile Apps
AmazonWireless.com, Amazon's dedicated shopping site for cell phone and tablet buyers, is finally exiting beta today, following its launch in July of 2009. The change in status may mean nothing to reg...
06:35 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Shazam Can Now Identify Your Content In As Little As A Second
Shazam has long been described as magic. You hear a song perhaps a brand new one or maybe one that you've heard a million times but never knew the name of and all you do is simply tap one button and...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch 1000Memories Introduces Shoeboxes For More Private Photo Sharing
1000Memories, the startup behind the ShoeBox iPhone application, which lets you "scan" old photographs and post them online using your mobile phone's camera, is now introducing a new feature to help y...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Please Dont Let This Be What The EVO One Looks Like
Well, I suppose it was bound to happen. Just one day before HTC and Sprint kick off their so-called collaboration event in New York City, the team at PocketNow has gotten their hands on what they clai...
05:32 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Missed Irish Data Protection Deadline, Says Consumer Group. Facebook Objects
As Facebook has continued its rapid rise, one thing it has not been able to shake off are questions over how it deals with user data and privacy. That issue is getting revisited again today in Europe,...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Help Recreate Leisure Suit Larry For The 21st Century
Back in the olden days of gaming, it was either feast or famine. You had simple, kiddie stuff like Super Mario Brothers or you had Flight Simulator, a game that included a manual thicker than the Chic...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Gamification Platform BigDoor Raises $5 Million From Foundry Group
White label gamification platform BigDoor has raised $5 million in new funding led by existing investor Foundry Group, bringing BigDoors total funding to $13 million.BigDoor's gamification platform es...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Marketing Gets Serious: Buddy Media Lets Brands Customize Channels With Apps
One-hundred million views, 100 thousand subscribers, and brands still don't have special tools for still customizing their YouTube channels. That changes today as social marketing platform Buddy Media...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Goodsie Lets Small Retailers Set Up Sleek E-Commerce Storefronts
Goodsie, a startup founded by the parent company of Flavors.me, wants to provide a simple, and relatively inexpensive way for any merchant to set up an e-commerce storefront. The platform, which launc...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch RR Donnelly Invests $2.5M In CoffeeTable To Bring Retail Catalogs Into The Tablet Age
RR Donnelly isn't a name you see very often in TechCrunch, but companies don't survive for nearly 150 years without having one eye trained on the future. With 2011 revenues at an estimated $10.6 billi...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Join Wil Wheaton And Friends In A Rousing Tabletop Gaming Session
If you're a fan of Grant Imahara, Will Wheaton, Jenna Busch, or Sean Plott, this may be just the trick. Wheaton and Felicia Day have created a new series called Tabletop which consists of a series of ...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Phonedeck Lets You Control Your Cellphone Via The Cloud
An interesting new startup bubbling since it exhibited at TechCrunch 50 in the startup battlefield last year is Phonedeck. Effectively, it's created the cloud-based desktop for the mobile phone. That ...
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Foxconn Recruiter: Were Hiring For A June iPhone 5 Launch
Come one, come all! Come build the iPhone 5!In a conversation with TV Tokyo, a Foxconn recruiter mentions that the company is hiring more workers right now to prep for the iPhone 5 launch. "It seems l...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Self-Hosted File Sync Solution ownCloud Goes Commercial
People love Dropbox and similar services, but companies -- especially large enterprises in regulated industries -- have an understandable aversion to file sync services: they allow company data on ser...
04:06 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Berlin Is Still Sexy But No Longer Poor Earlybird Raises $100m For A $200m Fund
It looks like Berlin, famously described by the city mayor as "poor but sexy", is now quite a bit less poor in the realm of early stage tech startup financing. Earlybird Venture Capital has announced ...
03:36 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Eventbrite: Facebook Drives More Ticket Sales Than Twitter And LinkedIn Across US And UK
Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are becoming increasingly strong marketing platforms, and, eventually, we should start to see more metrics that show how effective all those likes, shares ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Quepasa And MyYearbook Rebrand As MeetMe
When social networking companies myYearbook and Quepasa merged last year, myYearbook CEO Geoff Cook told employees that his goal was to "build an enduring, global brand for meeting new people." That's...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch YouDazzle Launches As A Simple File Sharing And Web Meeting Platform For SMBs
A new startup, YouDazzle, is taking on the file sharing space today with the launch of its cloud-based collaboration, storage and online meeting platform. The company has also announced a round of see...
02:50 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch The Story of Skout: From Deadpools Door to $22M Led By Andreessen Horowitz
Eighteen months ago, it looked like the location wars were over. Foursquare had just closed a $20 million Series B round and rivals like Gowalla, Loopt and Brightkite weren't having the same buzz or t...
02:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch The Limits Of Social Influence? Big Ben Is Influential On Drugs
This is a guest post by Monty Munford. Last week I found myself in a Sports Bar in London's West End. I was standing next to a couple being interviewed by Middle Eastern TV news channel Al-Jazeera who...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Dropcam Begins Shipping The $149 Dropcam HD WiFi Security Camera
Dropcam is back with its second and most advanced security camera. Introduced back at CES 2012, the Dropcam HD is finally ready to ship and delivered within 5-7 business days. It's quite a good bargin...
01:33 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Amazon Moves One Step Closer To Its Own In-App Payment System For Appstore
When we interviewed Ray Anderson, the CEO of mobile payments company Bango last month and asked him when we would see one of its key customers, Amazon, roll out its own mobile payment service, his coo...
01:33 pm GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch More Developments For Amazons In-App Payment System For Appstore, But More Work Needed
When we interviewed Ray Anderson, the CEO of mobile payments company Bango last month and asked him when we would see one of its key customers, Amazon, roll out its own mobile payment service, his coo...
11:26 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Is Now EIR At Andreessen Horowitz
More developments for Pinterest co-founder Paul Sciarra, who we reported yesterday was leaving Pinterest as Ben Silbermann officially took helm as CEO. Sciarra is going VC and joining Andreessen Horow...
11:03 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Aframe Goes After Avid With A Fresh $7 Million And A Very Big Cloud
Pop quiz! How much is spent on making Television shows in the US annually? It's $300 billion or there-abouts. That's a lot of video. Petabytes of data and more. Next question! How are all those shows ...
08:18 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Can Two Young Entrepreneurs Disrupt A Market And Solve The High Cost Of Hearing?
It's not an unfamiliar story: There's a niche market, which despite its relatively large size, goes unnoticed by most entrepreneurs and investors, because, simply put, it's not sexy. For this and coun...
08:18 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Can Two Young Entrepreneurs Solve The High Cost Of Hearing?
It's not an unfamiliar story: There's a niche market, which despite its relatively large size, goes unnoticed by most entrepreneurs and investors, because, simply put, it's not sexy. For this and coun...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Social Gaming Company Dragonplay Raises $14M From Accel To Expand To iOS
Dragonplay, a free-to-play social games developer for Android and Facebook, has raised $14 million Series A funding from Accel Partners, Founder Collective and Entre Capital. The Israeli company was f...
06:55 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Online Community For Small Businesses Manta Raises $44M From Norwest Venture Partners
Manta, an online community dedicated entirely to small business, has raised $44 million in funding from Norwest Venture Partners. This brings the company's total funding to $61 million. With this inve...
05:54 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch How Does Y Combinator Scale Y Combinator?
The startups that presented at Y Combinator's Demo Day last week were remarkable in their own right, but perhaps the most striking thing was the sheer number of them.With 66 companies and 180 founders...
05:14 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch BrightEdge: Heres How To Make Paid And Organic Search Work Together
If your company shows up in both the organic and paid search results of a given search term, is that a good thing? Or a waste of money? That's something that Google itself has been researching, and to...
04:37 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Roomorama And Lofty Merge Online Rental Sites, Take $2.1M Seed Round From ProFounders, Lerer Media
As a wave of new hopefuls enter the online travel market using social media elements to stand out from the pack, two sites that focus on vacation rental accommodation, Roomorama and Lofty, are merging...
04:11 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch First Round Capital Brings On Scribds Jack Leidlein As Head Of Talent
Increasingly VC firms are functioning as one-stop-shops for all your starting up needs; Some have dubbed this the Andreessen-ification of venture, where the definition of investment becomes more about...
04:07 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Clay Christensen: How To Escape The Innovators Dilemma [TCTV]
Why do so many great companies fail? Professor Clay Christensen of the Harvard Business School argued they fail because of something he called The Innovator's Dilemma - a term he popularized to descri...
03:53 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Two Months Removed From AddressGate, Path Starts Hashing, Anonymizing Data
Back in early February, Path met with some serious backlash when Arun Thampi revealed that the social app was uploading address book data without explicit permission from its users. Path responded by ...
03:48 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch 1DollarScan Improves Its Book Digitization Service With Fine Tune and Dropbox
1DollarScan the service that offers to digitize books and documents for as little as, yes, $1 is now promising an improved experience through a service called Fine Tune.The company is a subsidiary o...
03:46 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Google Buys TxVia, Banking On Better Payment Tech (And 100M Customers) For Google Wallet
Google has had a few teething problems with its ambitious mobile payments service Google Wallet, but it is also putting some money down to get it on the right track. Today the company announced that i...
03:46 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Google Buys TxVia, Banks On Better Payment Technology (And 100M Customers) For Google Wallet
Google has had a few teething problems with its ambitious mobile payments service Google Wallet, but it is also putting some money down to get it on the right track. Today the company announced that i...
02:15 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Too Much Tape? Highlight Hunter Finds Your Best Clips, Cuts Video Editing By 80%
The increasing ubiquity of compact, portable video recording devices has given rise to a burgeoning set of amateur videographers. Whether filming a friend's aerial tricks in the half pipe, recording a...
01:20 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch YouSendIt CEO Ivan Koon To Step Down As The Company Looks For New Funding
We've learned that Ivan Koon, the CEO of cloud collaboration company YouSendIt, will be stepping down from the company. We've confirmed this with YouSendIt. A replacement has not been named, and Koon,...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Arizona Law Amendment Would Criminalize Lewd Or Profane Language On The Internet
Arizona's legislature has passed some proposed amendments on Section 13-3916 of the State Statutes. The law has to do with stalking and harassment, and originally defined telephone harassment — ...
12:58 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Published Tumblr Posts Can Now Be Auto-Featured On Facebook Timeline, But Read Stays Private
When you publish on Tumblr, you can now auto-share your post to the Facebook News Feed and feature it prominently on your Timeline. More Facebook referral traffic will be the result of these improveme...
12:57 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Stewart Brand: How Real Innovation Is Now Coming From The South [TCTV]
There are few more iconic figures in the digital community than Stewart Brand, the effervescent founder of the Whole Earth Catalog, The Well, The Long Now Foundation and the guy who almost single-hand...
12:32 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch DataSift Teams Up With NewsCred For Deep Data Analysis Of Social Media And News Content
DataSift, a data analysis company that provides developers and third parties with access to Twitter, Facebook and other social data sources, is teaming up with NewsCred to allow clients to perform dee...
12:25 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Is The Nokia Lumia 900 The Right Phone For You?
The Lumia 900 is a special device in that it's the beginning of a shift. At least, that's what Microsoft and Nokia are hoping for. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said in September that a third mobile platf...
12:19 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Leaves, Ben Silbermann Officially Takes On CEO Role
Well, big changes on the horizon for Pinterest!We've confirmed with our own independent sources Startup Grind'sreportthat Pinterest co-founder Paul Sciarra is leaving the company. And it's complicated...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, April 3, 2012
Techcrunch Found Makes Searching For Files Anywhere Super Simple (And Really Slick)
As much as many companies want to think that they are your one-stop-shop for data storage, the reality is that if you're like most people, you probably have your electronic files spread across a handf...
11:59 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch WalkMe Walks You Through Websites
A Tel Aviv startup, WalkMe, aims to do for your website what your UX team should have already done: make it easier for your users to understand. The service creates little pop-up bubbles over various ...
11:40 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Mozilla Showers JSConf Attendees With Free Boot To Gecko Smartphones
Giving free devices away is something of a time-honored tradition when it comes to getting people interested into your platform. Weve seen Google do it, weve seen Microsoft do it, and now at a confere...
09:55 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsen Teams With DisneyABC To Measure Consumers iPad Usage Behavior
A little bit of news from Nielsen that flew under the radar a few days ago hints at big things ahead for the measurement firm and its goals of understanding user behavior across all platforms. The com...
09:43 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch The First Of The TC Mini Meet-Ups: DC, Norfolk, and Richmond
Here we go! After a bit of back and forth, I've decided to run the TCVA mini-meetups in DC-Norfolk-Richmond order. We have some sponsors on tap and hopefully we can have a good time and get the word o...
09:06 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Revealed: Bono And The Edge of U2 Are Dropbox Investors
In the annals of celebrities investing in tech startups, this one's looking especially smart. Bono and The Edge, the singer and lead guitarist of Irish rock band U2, got into Dropbox's $250 million se...
08:49 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook For iPad Gets Retina-Ready
Facebook rolled out an update this morning that adds support for the new iPad's Retina display to its iPad application. According to the release notes in iTunes, users with the new iPad will now see "...
08:15 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Flash Sales Giant Gilt To Offer Special Discounts To Pinterest Pinners
Thanks to online pinboard's Pinterest's fast growth, many retail sites are placing "Pin It" buttons next to items for sale as a sharing mechanism. Flash sales giant Gilt is taking the whole Pinning tr...
08:10 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Business Audience Marketing Company Bizo Raises $10M
Bizo, a company offering technology to help advertisers reach a business audience, has raised $10 million in a Series B round of funding.The company has now raised a total of $20 million. Crosslink Ca...
07:36 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch The Serge SDK Can Find Almost Any Brand You Shoot With Your Smartphone
Have you ever wanted to take a picture of a purse and figure out where to buy it instantly? Probably not, but now you can.Serge has built a mobile search engine that uses voice, music, vision, barcode...
07:35 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch NTT DoCoMo, Samsung Call It Quits On Mobile Chipset Joint Venture
What happens when you put some of the biggest names in the Japanese wireless industry in the same room to work up a plan to develop some home-grown mobile chipsets? The answer is, apparently, not much...
07:29 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Dow Jones: 20 Companies Raised $1.4B In Q1 2012 IPOs; M&A Deals Decline
It looks like IPOs were up significantly in the first quarter of this year, while M&A dipped for venture-backed companies. Dow Jones VentureSource is releasing a new report this morning indicating...
06:19 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Consumer Reports Names New iPad Top Tablet, Says Heat Isnt Cause For Concern
Consumer Reports, clearly moving on from whoring pageviews over heatgate, just planted the new iPad at the top of its recommended tablet chart. Citing the great screen, 5MP camera, and fast, dependabl...
05:53 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Pastebin To Hire Monitors To Keep The Creeps Off Of Its Servers
It's hard being a hacker's darling. Pastebin is a dox dumping site - as well as a useful tool for programmers and writers who want to share a piece of text or store it for later - and it is facing wha...
05:28 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Music Upstart Songza Co-Founders On Battling Pandora, Spotify
Ever since I met the Songza guys at New York Tech Meetup, I've wanted to learn more about the app. It's the first music service that I've been excited to use, mostly because it removes the work entire...
05:23 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Add A Cool Linen Background To Google Docs
Today's PSA is brought to you by the letter L. What word starts with L? Linen! If you've ever used Google Docs, you'll recall that the interface is wildly ugly. Well no longer. Using a plugin and a ni...
04:43 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Aims Directly At Apple And Google With The Smartphone Beta Test Ad Spots
It's on like Donkey Kong. Nokia is back and ready to take on the big dogs. Several Nokia TV adverts started airing last night that doesn't dance around the prime targets. Nope, Nokia's latest ad campa...
04:14 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch 2tor Raises $26M D Round To Put Online Degrees In The Same Class As Their On-Campus Rivals
If you're unfamiliar with 2tor, this may do the trick. Today, the education startup is announcing that it has closed a $26 million Series D round of financing, led by The Hellman Company and Silicon V...
04:09 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Dell Buys Cloud Client Computing Company Wyse To Expand Desktop Virtualization Products
Dell has just announced the acquisition of cloud client computing company Wyse Technology to expand its desktop virtualization offerings. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.The Wyse portfo...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Dachis Groups Advocate Insight Finds A Brands Most Valuable Fans
There may be millions of people or more following and commenting on a brand, but how can it find the ones worth reaching out to? That's the question that Dachis Group is trying to answer with a new pr...
02:46 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Survey: Folks Rate New iPad As Best Ever; Hot On Retina Display, Pretty Cool On Heat-Gate
Another big milestone for Apple, and yet another sign of how competitors are going to have to raise the bar yet again: the new iPad is proving to be highest-rated yet of the three tablets released so ...
12:17 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Has Dating Site Badoo Found A Love Match In The Form Of Hotornot?
Maybe even dating sites deserve to find a special someone at one point in their lives... it looks like Badoo, the UK-based dating site, has joined forces with rival Hotornot.The two have yet to issue ...
12:17 pm GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Updated: Has Dating Site Badoo Found A Love Match In The Form Of Hot or Not?
Maybe even dating sites deserve to find a special someone at one point in their lives... it looks like Badoo, the UK-based dating site, has joined forces with rival Hotornot.The two have yet to issue ...
09:04 am GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Mobile Viral Channels Are Working For Wooga, Europes Biggest Social Gaming Company
Viral channels are slowly and inevitably starting to matter for mobile game developers. For ages, many top developers would try and climb up the charts through a combination of mobile advertising, off...
08:43 am GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Tandem: Mobile Accelerator Unveils Inaugural Batch, Gives Sneak Peek At Round Two
Tandem Entrepreneurs, for those unfamiliar, is a Silicon Valley-based mobile startup accelerator. It's somewhat unusual, in that there's no demo day, or set graduation date, and it encourages its foun...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch SoFi Reinvents College Loans With Alumni Funding
As the cost of a college education continues to rise, a startup called SoFi is offering a way for alumni to offer students financial assistance and more.Co-founder and CEO Mike Cagney describes the cu...
06:16 am GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Up To 1.5M Credit Card Numbers May Have Been Stolen In Visa, MasterCard Security Breach
On Friday, we heard the news that payments processor Global Payments was hit with a massive security breach involving MasterCard and Visa cardholders. At the time it was unclear the reach of the secur...
05:58 am GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch The Internet Has Killed April Fools
It's hard to tell if the Wikipedia article on April Fools' Dayis itself an April Fools' prank. Tidbits of the ubiquitous holiday's history seem like jokes in and of themselves;""In France and Italy, c...
04:39 am GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Dirty Pillows: The Unsolved Problems Of Sharing Services
When my wife and I travel, we rarely stay in hotels. We usually either stay in hostels or apartments. The apartments are usually found and booked onAirbnb. Were big fans of the service, and think its ...
03:03 am GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Why Designers Should Join Software Startups
Editors Note: This guest post is written by Uzi Shmilovici, CEO and founder of Future Simple, the company behind Base CRM.In 1919, Walter Gropius founded in Germany the Bauhaus, a school for engineeri...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Greylock-Backed Citrus Lane Helps Parents Discover Best Of Products For Little Ones
The dawn of subscription commerce has spawned a number of startups in technology including BirchBox, Kiwi Crate, Babbaco and many others. Citrus Lane is one of the latest startups to tackle the model,...
12:20 am GMT - Mon, April 2, 2012
Techcrunch Bootstrapped Startup Saves Over $100K By Dropping IE
Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Tyler Rooney, a co-founder of online portfolio startup, 4ormat.Its not every day that you start a business and quickly decide to say no to 70 percent of your pot...
11:56 pm GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Primer: A Crash Course In Cool Camera Apps
Lets face it there are too many camera and photo sharing apps out there, and not enough time in the day to give each one of them a try. If youve been mulling over which camera app deserves your love ...
11:15 pm GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch The Market Curve: The Life Cycle Of New Technology Markets
Editors Note: This guest post is written by Doug Pepper, who is a General Partner at InterWest Partners where he invests in SaaS, mobile, consumer internet and digital media companies. He blogs at dou...
10:48 pm GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Considers Adding The Hate Button
In 2010, Techcrunch broke the news that Facebook was going to release a "Like" button for the whole darn Internet. Now, TechCrunch has learned Facebook is considering a "Hate" button as well.According...
10:18 pm GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch April Fools 2012: We Ruin Every (Tech-Related) Joke On The Internets
Happy April 1st, Everybody! It's that very special time of year -- the day when tech companies break out their clown shoes to make their annual attempt at being funny. As a public service, we've round...
09:30 pm GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch Internet Freedom: Diplomats Join The Dissidents, Geeks And Censors
In its new Enemies of the Internet report, the international watchdog group Reporters Without Borders depicts an Internet under unprecedented pressure from the worlds autocratic regimes. The study lis...
08:15 pm GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch What Smart Techies Are Stealing From Finance
Portfolio is a word that Silicon Valley loves. Venture firms have portfolios of startups, web designers have portfolios of their work and even public relations agencies have a portfolio of clients. No...
07:25 pm GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch Abolish The Reference Check
Its time to abolish the reference check. The unpleasant process of calling up a job applicants former boss to gab about the candidates pluses and deltas is just silly. Maybe if we all just agree to st...
06:44 pm GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch Foxconn Plans New Iowa Plant, Will Hire 10% Of States Population
After a highly visible meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Foxconn's founder Terry Gou announced plans to open a sprawling Foxconn factory in Guthrie Center, Iowa, essentially replacing the approximately...
06:08 pm GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch Fragmentation? Open Source? Buzzwords For Android, And Also Googles Latest Effort, Google Campus
Londons claim to being the hub for tech startups in Europe got a boost last week, when Google opened the doors of its latest effort, Google Campus, a seven-story centre for startups, which it has laun...
05:12 pm GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Sergey Brin To Retire: Im Really Into Blues Guitar
Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin has expressed interest in retiring "in a year or so" to take up the intense study of blues guitar, sources inside Google say. The decision places the company at a crossro...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch Defining The Television Experience In A Single Word
Escape.Yes, that's it, escape, that's whole secret right there. Some say "entertainment" but I believe that is merely asubset of escape, as an experience. And to be clear, I do agree that people choos...
11:48 am GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch P2P Small Business Lending Site Funding Circle, a Kickstarter for SMBs, Picks Up $16M From Index, Union Square Ventures
Some great news for small business owners, and perhaps a sign of more crowdsourced funding coming to the U.S. soon: the UK startup Funding Circle -- a Kickstarter for small businesses -- has just anno...
11:48 am GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch Funding Circle, a Kickstarter for SMBs, Picks Up $16M From Index, Union Square Ventures
Some great news for small business owners, and perhaps a sign of more crowdsourced funding coming to the U.S. soon: the UK startup Funding Circle -- a Kickstarter for small businesses -- has just anno...
10:41 am GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch Creating Victims And Then Blaming Them
Girls Around Me is a perfect storm of everything too many people find creepy about the new mobile age. Download an app to your iPhone, link up your Facebook account and Girls Around Me will find girls...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch A Fistful of Smart Media Dollars
The rise of smart, multi-screen streaming media is fundamentally changing the TV experience. This year, for the first time ever, Americans will watch more movies over the Internet than on physical med...
04:15 am GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch Hackathon Planning In Less Than 10 Steps
It's been about a month sincePhoto Hack Day 2, and I've recovered sufficiently from my hackathon hangover a very legitimate ailment, though less literal than a SXSW one to put some coherent thoughts ...
03:25 am GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch OMGPOP Draws Zyngas Daily User Traffic Up By 25%
As the dust settles after Zynga's purchase of New York mobile social game developer OMGPOP, the company is visibly taking on a new shape. A 25% larger and more mobile one.That's the percentage growth ...
02:30 am GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch Tech Jobs And Airbnb Are Squeezing The SF Housing Market Heres What To Do
Have you been searching for a place to live in San Francisco lately?Youre not the only one thinking @$#%&! on a daily basis.Forget the speculation about a tech bubble.This is a real estate bubble....
02:02 am GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch Were Going To This Super Happy Block Party In Palo Alto, And You Should Too
Who throws a party in Palo Alto?!Well actually ... Today Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors, Talent House, Super Happy Dev House and the City of Palo Alto itself have joined forces to give nerds a pl...
01:20 am GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch Tired Of Straight Tech News? Check Out Techcrunch.comDrama
We know that many of you visit TechCrunch on the regular for a hearty dose of startup coverage, general tech news and opinionated coverage of the tech zeitgeist. But we also know that the trainwreck p...
01:03 am GMT - Sun, April 1, 2012
Techcrunch Dwayne The Rock Johnson On Social Media And His Favorite Tech [TCTV]
It's the eve of WrestleMania 28, and I got a chance to meet with Dwayne The Rock Johnson. What does that have to do with tech? Well, in the video interview, Johnson shares his thoughts on how social m...
11:41 pm GMT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Techcrunch The So What Of The Quantified Self
Assuming that each of us has a picture of the real world superhero we want to become someday, then the optimal way to level up and reach that goal begins with the ability to measure and score our live...
10:37 pm GMT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Techcrunch Tired Of Straight Tech News? Check Out Techcrunch.comDrama
We know that many of you visit TechCrunch on the regular for a hearty dose of startup coverage, general tech news and opinionated coverage of the tech zeitgeist. But we also know that the trainwreck p...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Daddy, Whats Microsoft?
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Rob La Gesse, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor rode out of Dodge and straight into an ambush. Well, no, but in service of the OverAggregator Lord here are...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Techcrunch So Long, And Thanks For All The Quantum Research
I'd like to be an optimist, like Matt Burns. I really would. Like Research In Motion itself, I was born and raised in Waterloo, Ontario. Like its former co-CEO Mike Lazaridis, I studied electrical eng...
06:59 pm GMT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Kayak.coms Paul English: On Hiring Athletes, Design Simplicity & Angel Investing [TCTV]
In part II of his Founder Stories interview with hostChris Dixon, Kayak.coms co-founder Paul Englishdiscusses why job applicants will be hard pressed to find job postings on Kayak.com,relays the lesso...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Techcrunch Is Technology A Zero-Sum Game?
In last weeks Get Rich or Die Trying article, I mentioned that tech is a zero-sum, winner takes all game. A reader objected, arguing: I think that may be an inappropriate use of the term zero-sum - on...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Techcrunch Why Google Might Be Going to $0
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...
05:40 am GMT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Techcrunch Here Are The Women of Y Combinator And They Are Awesome
I would normally rather have a root canal instead of write about the issue of women in technology. I just find most essays on this really tedious and obvious. (Sorry Alexia.)But I do want to point one...
03:15 am GMT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Techcrunch Hallmark Greets Digital, Acquires SpiritClips To Let You Send PhotoVideo E-Cards
Photos and video can be even more personal than a handwritten card. That's why Hallmark has just acquired SpiritClips, an online video production and streaming service that also makes personalized dig...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Techcrunch Girls Around Me Creeper App Just Might Get People To Pay Attention To Privacy Settings
Cult of Mac has a great write-up of an app for iOS called Girls Around Me, which essentially displays check-ins and public profiles of girls around you. With a little shift in context it could easily ...
01:45 am GMT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Techcrunch Groupons Profit In 2011 Was Actually $22.6 Million Less Than They Previously Said
Daily deals site Groupon today issued a pretty significant revision of the financial results it previously reported for the fourth quarter and the full year of 2011. According to the company, it actu...
01:36 am GMT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Techcrunch Evinar A Google Hangouts For Facebook That Broadcasts Anything (Except The Audience)
With Evinar, you can't bring audience members onto a live streaming stage with you, but you can broadcast anything else. Evinar is a new Facebook Page app launching today via TechCrunch that lets you ...
01:16 am GMT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Techcrunch Ultra Disappointment? Nah, Ultrabooks Are Just Getting Started
This year was supposed to be the year of the Ultrabook. It was supposed to be the year where svelte notebooks became standard. It was supposed to be the year that Intel's latest ultra-mobile platform ...
12:46 am GMT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Takes Tweetdeck Offline After Apparent Bug Opens Access To Accounts
Twitter has taken Tweetdeck offline after an apparent bug has possibly given some Tweetdeck users access to others’ accounts. A Tweetdeck user in Australia, Geoff Evanson, says he discovered tod...
12:46 am GMT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Takes Tweetdeck Offline After Apparent Bug Opens Up Access To Hundreds Of Accounts
Twitter has taken its Tweetdeck app offline after an apparent bug has possibly given some Tweetdeck users access to others' accounts. A Tweetdeck user in Sydney, Australia, Geoff Evanson, says he disc...
12:46 am GMT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Takes Tweetdeck Offline After Apparent Bug Opens Up Access To Hundreds Of Accounts [Back Now]
Twitter has taken its Tweetdeck app offline after an apparent bug has possibly given some Tweetdeck users access to others' accounts. A Tweetdeck user in Sydney, Australia, Geoff Evanson, says he disc...
12:01 am GMT - Sat, March 31, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 03.30.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marksw, Rob La Gesse, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm PT....