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11:06 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Google Voices New Update Lets Users Manage Anonymous Calls
For all its faults, Google Voice has gotten to be pretty solid with regard to how it routes calls from different groups of people, and today the search giant has gussied up the service even more. Acco...
10:56 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Aaron Sorkins Steve Jobs Movie Probably Wont Be Cradle To Grave Biography
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin offered some early thoughts today on movie adaptation of Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs, which he has signed on to write. Sorkin was speaking at the D10 conference, and it soun...
10:48 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Mary Meeker: We Are Still In Spring Training Magnitude Of Upcoming Change Will Be Stunning
Mary Meeker's annual Internet Trends report is usually full of good stuff and this year is no exception. We already covered her comments about mobile monetization and the Facebook IPO, but one of the ...
10:26 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch InstaEDU On-Demand Video Tutoring Gets An A+ and $1.1M Seed From Chamaths Social+Capital Partnership
It's midnight before your final exam and you need help. Do you know where your tutor is? InstaEDU, says a $1.1 million seed round from former Facebooker Chamath Palihapitiya's Social+Capital Part...
10:26 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch InstaEDU On-Demand Video Tutoring Gets An A+ and $1.1M Seed From The Social+Capital Partnership
It's midnight before your final exam and you need help. Do you know where your tutor is? InstaEDU, says a $1.1 million seed round from former Facebooker Chamath Palihapitiya's fundThe Social+Capi...
10:19 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Big Data: Why UC Berkeley Might Have An Edge Over Stanford [TCTV]
Big data is not only hot in the startup world but also in the university. Stanford, with its intimate access to Silicon Valley is most readily associated with the study of big data. But UC Berkeley, t...
09:52 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches Office 365 For Government
Google scored an important win over Microsoft a few weeks ago when it won a $35 million U.S. government contract to bring its cloud-based office solution to the Department of the Interior. Microsoft's...
09:47 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch If The Spec Is Dead, So Is The Nexus Tablet
It seems the much-rumored Google Nexus Tablet is nearing release. Citing Basemark benchmarking reports, the device is supposedly codenamed Grouper, running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and employing a 7-i...
09:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch True&Co Takes $2M Seed Funding From First Round, SoftTech, Others To Shake Up The Bra Industry
The women's liberation movement once taught ladies to cast off their bras in solidarity and empowerment; now a new startup, founded by two women, is inverting that formula to make sure that when you p...
09:21 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch ShareMyPlaylists Relaunches Spotify App Based On Hand-Curated Playlists
ShareMyPlaylists was the first site to allow the sharing of Spotify playlists (launched 2009). It's now relaunched its music discovery Spotify app based its 91,000 hand-curated playlists. The site com...
09:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Wrike Releases A Free Version Of Its Project Management App
Wrike is hoping to expand its audience today with the launch of a free version of its project management tool.Wrike says it already has 2,000 customers including Accenture, Stanford, and Ticketmaster,...
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Mark Pincus On Zyngas Facebook Addiction: Weve Never Thought Of It In Terms Of Attachment (Or Detachment)
Mark Pincus took the stage today at D10, and of course because Facebook is all people can talk about after its IPO two weeks ago, he got asked and asked and asked again about Zynga's "attachment to Fa...
08:51 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Grubwithus Served $5M By GRP, Michel Daher To Take Its Social Dining Global
Grubwithus, the social dining network and 2011 Y Combinator grad, announced today that it has secured $5 million in new funding to snack on, led by GRP Partners with contribution from Lebanese entrepr...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Mary Meeker: Mobile Monetization Has More Going For It Than Early Desktop Monetization Had
We've heard a lot about how monetizing mobile content is difficult in the context of Facebook's IPO. A lot of the company's growth is coming from mobile, after all, but it's currently very hard to mak...
08:43 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Rival Fancy Brings Social Commerce To iPhone & iPad, Announces 1 Million Users
Pinterest rival Fancy, which thinks it has figured out social commerce (or at least, before Pinterest did), is announcing today that it has reached 1 million users as well as an average of $50,000 wor...
08:42 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Mary Meeker Weighs In On The Facebook IPO: Bankers Did The Best They Could
The fallout from Facebook's initial public offering earlier this month continues to play out in the media, but according to some of the most senior players in the financial space, any negative aspects...
08:38 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Atlassian Launches A Marketplace For Project Management Add-Ons
Atlassian, the Australian company that makes popular software project management tools JIRA and Confluence, has opened a marketplace where customers can download and buy add-ons for the company's apps...
08:37 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Group-Payments Startup Payumi Poised To Launch After Seed Round
The whole area of making payments as a group of people, whether it be for joint gift purchases (weddings), or even simple things like housemates paying bills etc. has been an area several startups hav...
08:16 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Not Just For Native Mobile Apps Anymore: Parse Launches JavaScript SDK
Parse, the Y Combinator-backed startup that powers the back-end for mobile apps like Band of the Day and Hipmunk, is rolling out support for mobile web apps too. The San Francisco startup has a new SD...
08:10 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch TubeMogul Pitches Brand Safety With PageSafe, A Tool To See Where Ads Really Appear
Media agencies want to ensure that their ads are only seen in the best light... But a lot of times, the networks they use to distribute those ads don't do a good job of distinguishing between good con...
07:58 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch SlickFlick App Lets You Tell Stories With Your Photos, Signs Getty Deal
It's been fascinating to watch the proliferation of photo apps before and since the rise of Instagram and its sale to Facebook. EyeEm has a beautiful app which makes tagging images to locations ridicu...
07:53 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch PowerInbox Now Makes LinkedIn Emails Interactive, Adds Email Widgets & More
PowerInbox, the email platform that's been on a tear lately in terms of its releases, is rolling out yet another update today bringing a number of new features, including the addition of the most requ...
07:48 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Thats Amore: Has Apple Bought Italian Music Editing Startup Redmatica?
Everyone is focused on what hardware product Apple might launch next, but out of Italy comes news of a software development: the company has bought Redmatica, a small startup that specializes in digit...
07:37 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Heres Kleiner Partner Mary Meekers Latest Data Dump: Mind The Mobile Monetization Gap
Mary Meeker, famed Internet analyst-turned-Kleiner Perkins partner, has released her latest data dump. Here you go: ...
07:14 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Evo 4G LTE Review: Head-To-Head With The iPhone 4S And The Galaxy Nexus
The Evo 4G LTE is one of the best phones to land on Sprint shelves in a while, but that's not to say it has no competition over at the Yellow carrier. The Galaxy Nexus has propped itself up as the And...
07:12 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch BOKU Scales Up, Will Power Carrier Billing For In-App Payments In The T-Mobile Mall
Another big advance for mobile payments startup BOKU: it has inked a deal with T-Mobile USA to provide carrier billing for the T-Mobile Mall, the digital storefront operated by the carrier.The deal is...
07:08 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch BoxPAY Debuts Its Carrier Billing Platform For Smart TVs
Betting big on the future monetization opportunities to be found in the "smart TV" ecosystem is boxPAY, a company which is now bringing the carrier billing option to TV apps and services. With boxPAY,...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Songkicks Tourbox Makes It Easier For Musicians To Trumpet Their Concerts Across The Web
I'm not a professional musician, but apparently it's a headache for artists to publicize their tourdates on the myriad number of websites and apps that cater to music lovers. Not only is there Faceboo...
06:42 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Google Looks To One-Up Facebook With Google+ Local: A More Social Google Places, With A Twist Of Zagat
Google+, with 100 million active users, still has a long way to go before being anywhere near social network rival Facebook's nearly one-billion subscribers. But it has been working hard to lever...
06:08 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Play Safe For Android Locks Down Your Phone So Kids Can (Safely) Play
Sometimes you just gotta do your own thing. Such was the case with Boris Vaisman, who dropped out of Y Combinator's winter batch (where he was on kid-safe phone lockdown tool, Kyte). Says Vaisman, it ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Simple.TV Targets Cord Cutters With A Kickstarter Campaign
Simple.TV wants to help cord cutters record and have access to broadcast TV wherever they are, by connecting its device to an HD antenna and streaming those signals over the Internet. And it's launchi...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Research In Motion Opens 10% Down A Day After Issuing A Business Update
After a rough day yesterday, RIMM's stock opened down 10% today, trading at $10.05 at the opening bell. The stock price briefly recovered but it's on a steady downward trend as of this post's writing....
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia 808 Pureview Goes Live On Amazons UK Site, Available June 21
Much has been said about the Nokia Pureview 808 since its debut at MWC in February, but most recently the rumors have centered around delayed availability in the UK. The phone, and its 41-megapixel ca...
05:49 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch A New Roambi: Turn Your Biz Reports Into Sexy iPad Zines, Then Sell Em In The App Store
Roambi, one of the most popular names in an emerging set of business intelligence (BI) apps, has found an eager audience thanks to its enabling companies to transform their snooze-inducing Salesforce,...
05:47 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Flipboard Planning To Release Android Beta For Everyone Who Doesnt Have A Galaxy S III
One of the nice little surprises at Samsung's Galaxy S III unveiling in London was that the device would be preloaded with the fabled Android version of the Flipboard social magazine app. The news cam...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Inspired By Your Home: The Click Wall Switch Watch
Do you ever find yourself wishing that the act of telling time was as simple, and tactile, as flipping a light switch in your home? If so, then the folks at Watchismo have got quite the surprise in st...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon-Owned LOVEFiLM, The Netflix Of Europe, Signs Streaming Deal With NBCUniversal
In the midst ofAmazon's recent moves to rapidly grow its content collection on Amazon Prime Instant Video, the company has also been brokering deals for another one of its video properties: European N...
04:26 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch The Nest Thermostat Is Now Available At The Apple Store
If any household product deserves a spot in the Apple Store, it's the Nest Thermostat. Never mind the common denominator of long-time Apple employee, Tony Fadell, the Nest Thermostat exemplifies Apple...
04:11 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Southeast Meetup Reminders: Savannah, Raleigh, And Charlotte Are Set, Atlanta Still Iffy
If you've been keeping up at all, you should know that we're planning a tour of the Southeast during the second week of July. We're hitting all the hottest spots, including Savannah, Atlanta, Raleigh,...
04:11 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Southeast Meetup Reminders: Savannah, Raleigh, And Charlotte Are Set, Atlanta Not Iffy [UPDATE!]
If you've been keeping up at all, you should know that we're planning a tour of the Southeast during the second week of July. We're hitting all the hottest spots, including Savannah, Atlanta, Raleigh,...
04:06 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Heres Johnny! SkySQL Raises Another $2.5M To Give Oracle Nightmares
SkySQL plans to be something of a thorn in Oracle's side. As you'll recall MySQL, which as a free database platform annoyed Oracle, was sold to Sun and then Oracle bought Sun. That was supposed to kee...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Rise Of The Machines: IP Traffic Is Poised To Quadruple By 2016, Driven By An Influx Of New Devices
Every year, Cisco issues its Visual Networking Index (VNI) to forecast the amount of data traffic will be used worldwide. The latest VNI forecast shows a massive uptick in data usage, from the 369 Exa...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch iPad Only No More: Inkling Debuts HTML5-Powered E-Book App For The Web
Inkling, the San Francisco-based startup that's known for making super slick interactive digital versions of college textbooks and other educational titles for the iPad, has debuted its first ever pla...
03:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Badgeville Levels Up With $25M From InterWest & More To Gamify Enterprise
While some may still cringe at the word (and its overuse), gamification is reaching the tipping point. As Mayfield Fund Managing Director Tim Chang recently wrote in a must-read post, gamification is...
03:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Badgeville Levels Up With $25M From InterWest & More To Gamify The Enterprise
While some may still cringe at the word (and its overuse), gamification is reaching the tipping point. As Mayfield Fund Managing Director Tim Chang recently wrote in a must-read post, gamification is...
02:38 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Baby Steps To NFC: PayPal InStore Hits The UK; Juniper Says 1 In 4 To Pay With NFC Phones By 2017
Yesterday, Gartner presented a picture of a $172-billion mobile payments industry that is still largely based around older technologies like SMS and web-based payments, with newer services like NFC ch...
02:38 pm GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Updated: Baby Steps To NFC: PayPal InStore Hits The UK, With Barcodes, No NFC, In Sight
TodayPayPalopened up a new front in its strategy to expand its role in mobile payments, a business PayPalprojectswill generate it $7 billion in revenue this year. The eBay-owned payments company today...
11:07 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Another Exec Departure At Nokia: Corp Relations EVP Esko Aho Is Going To Harvard
Nokia today announced it is losing another senior executive: Esko Aho, who had once been the prime minister of Finland and is currentlyEVP, corporate relations and responsibility and a member of Nokia...
09:30 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Five Stars Hits 1.3 Million Check-Ins, Emerging As A Quiet Giant In Customer Loyalty
We in the press haven't heard too much from Five Stars, the customer loyalty startup, since it launched out of the Winter 2011 class of Y Combinator last year. But now that seems the silence has been ...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Interactive Outdoor Ad Startup smartDIGITAL Raises $2.7M
smartDIGITAL, a startup that makes interactive ad displays, has raised $2.7 million in a Series A round of funding.smartDIGITAL displays are already available in Chicago and Miami, says co-founder and...
08:14 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Doxo Now Lets You Receive & Pay Bills From Your Mobile Device
Since launching in mid-2011, doxo has been on a mission to make your life paperless. With its "digital filing cabinet" software, the Seattle-based startup aims to create a single place for users to ma...
08:14 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Paperless Payphone: Doxo Now Lets You Receive & Pay Bills From Your Mobile Device
Since launching in mid-2011, doxo has been on a mission to make your life paperless. With its "digital filing cabinet" software, the Seattle-based startup aims to create a single place for users to ma...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Walking Around Naked On The Internet: McAfee Says 17% Of PCs Globally Lack Malware Protection
Some eye-opening stats out today from McAfee, the Intel-owned IT security company: a study of 28 million computers in 24 countries has found that 17 percent of all PCs do not have any form of security...
07:09 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Sequoia Capitals $1 Billion Raise Is Very Much About Going Global
Sequoia Capital is indeed in the process of raising a total of some $1 billion for a series of several new venture funds, we've confirmed with sources close to the situation. The new raise is currentl...
07:03 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Cook Reveals More Details About Apples Product Naming Policies, And Yes, The S Stands For Siri
Apple's product naming polices can be somewhat confusing and arbitrary: And today an audience member at D10 called Apple CEO Tim Cook out on the somewhat bizarre strategy, "How did you guys go from an...
06:54 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch With $1.3M In New Funding, CodeGuard Launches Its Free Website Backup, Monitoring Service
At TechCrunch Disrupt NYC last May, the unanimous winner of the "Audience Choice" award was a young, Atlanta-based startup called CodeGuard. The startup caught the audience's attention based on a simp...
06:40 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Tim Cook On Apple TV: Were Going To Keep Pulling The String
Apple CEO Tim Cook talked about the company's TV plans tonight at the D10 conference. His comments were all pretty vague, but if nothing else, he hinted strongly that Apple does in fact have plans for...
06:32 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Tim Cook On Apples (Tumultuous) Relationship With Facebook, Stay Tuned
Asked onstage by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher about what could be done about the lack of Facebook integration on iOS despite it's formidable 900 million uses, as well as other stalls in the Apple an...
05:55 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch The Most Important Lesson Tim Cook Learned From Steve Jobs: Focus Is Key
In the first major public interview since replacing Steve Jobs as CEO, Tim Cook took the stage with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the tenth annual All Things D conference to talk about the state o...
05:15 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Educational App Maker Mindshapes Picks Up $4M Round Led By Index; Adds Big 5 Publishers To Magic Town
Another funding announcement that underscores what big business kids' and educational apps can be. Mindshapes, a UK-based developer of interactive learning apps, has picked up a $4 million round of fu...
05:13 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch An $800M Buddy Media Acquisition Would Be Worth 8X Its Current Revenue
Salesforce.com is acquiringBuddy Media, in the largest social marketing acquisition to date, according to sources close to the company are confirming.AllThingsD reported earlier todaythat Salesforce i...
02:33 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Picks Up Breadcrumb For A Little POS Magic
Groupon just announced via its blog that it has acquired Breadcrumb, the creators of an affordable point of sale system and iPad app that targets local restaurants. While the terms of the deal have no...
02:33 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Picks Up Breadcrumb For A Little Point-of-Sale Magic
Groupon just announced via its blog that it has acquired Breadcrumb, the creators of an affordable point of sale system and iPad app that targets local restaurants. While the terms of the deal have no...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Google Brings ChromeOS To The Desktop, Launches Its First Chromebox
Google, together with its partner Samsung, launched a new Chromebook and its first desktop Chromebox today. The most important change to the new Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is that it is significantly...
02:16 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Why Facebook Is Still The Perfect Startup (Slides)
Facebook had another tough day today in the public markets, with shares now trading at around $28 after debuting less than two weeks ago at $42.05. Good timing, then, for a new slideshow report out to...
01:37 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch For Your Programmers Arsenal: A Working Clippy For Any Web Page
You're hitting deadline and you want to add that special something that will totally know your web app out of the park. Do you add rounded corners? A Tweet This button? No, motherlover, you add Clippy...
01:25 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Andrew Keen: On The Social Webs Creepiness And How To Stop It [TCTV]
In this very unique edition of the "Keen On" web video series series typically hosted by Andrew Keen, we had the chance to turn the tables on the self-professed antichrist of Silicon Valley. Keen was ...
12:49 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Automattics Spam Fighter Akismet Just Filtered Its 50 Billionth Piece Of Spam
WordPress just hit an impressive milestone today: it has now filtered its 50 billionth piece of spam.Akismet, the homegrown comment filtering system from WordPress maker Automatticis the tool responsi...
12:49 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Akismet Just Filtered Its 50 Billionth Piece Of Spam, Now Seeing 700 Spam Comments Per Second
WordPress just hit an impressive milestone today: it has now filtered its 50 billionth piece of spam.Akismet, the homegrown comment filtering system from WordPress maker Automatticis the tool responsi...
12:39 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Halts Trading To Issue Business Update, Hires RBC And J.P. Morgan For Strategic Review
Canadian smartphone manufacturer RIM has briefly ceased trading of their stock today in order to issue a "business update" from CEO Thorsten Heins to their stockholders. Though the release takes the t...
12:25 am GMT - Wed, May 30, 2012
Techcrunch Bitly Goes Beyond Link Shortening, But Its Users Are Not Amused
Bitly launched a major update and redesign of its link shortening service today that, in the eyes of many of its users, de-emphasizes some of its core feature. Instead of being able to just copy and p...
11:31 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Has Lost About $35 Billion In Value Since IPO As Shares Dip Below $29
Pain, pain, and more pain for Facebook's stock. Facebook sunk into the $20s for the first time today, declining about 9 percent as options trading started. The decline also came a day after a third wa...
10:51 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Game Closure Poaches Zyngas CTO Of Mobile To Lead HTML5 Game Development
Last we heard from Game Closure, the young startup had just turned down offers from Zynga and Facebook on its way to a $12 million raise from Greylock, Benchmark, General Catalyst, and more. Even in s...
10:05 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Instant Video Comes to Xbox 360
Amazon just announced that its Instant Video service is now available on Microsoft's Xbox 360. With the Amazon Instant Video app for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, Xbox users can now access the roughly 1...
09:53 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Doing It Wrong: Irish Newspaper Licensing Organization Asks Womens Charity To Pay For Links
An Irish women's charity, Women's Aid, linked to some articles on the Irish Examiner (like this, this, and this) and thought that all was right with the world. Heck, that's how the Internet works, rig...
09:41 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Evo 4G LTE Review: Initial Impressions (Hands-On Photos)
Evo. It's one of the few HTC/Sprint models to make a splash in the mobile ocean, and after a brief stay at U.S. customs, the latest iteration should do the same. The Evo 4G LTE is the most powerful Ev...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Sprints Aging iDEN Network Could Go Dark As Soon As June 2013
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse has been planning to kill off the carrier's aging iDEN network since 2010, but now Sprint has finally delivered a date for iDEN's demise. The carrier has just announced that they...
09:19 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Viddy Updates iOS App To Add Custom Cover Art, Faster Uploads, And Local Language Support
Mobile video sharing service Viddy has been busy adding new features to its iOS app, which will now provide more customization options for content that users upload. Along with the latest app update, ...
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch This Sassy Little Robot Lets Your Friends Follow You Around With Telepresence
Although one could argue that Facetime and Skype are already nearly perfect telepresence systems, there's definitely some value in having a jolly little robot sit on your shoulder and transmit, in rea...
08:21 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch iPhone App Downloads Dropped Again In April, As Apples Bot Crackdown Continues
Mobile app downloads continued to decline in April and the cost to acquire loyal users picked up, reports mobile marketing firm Fiksu in its latest report out today. This downward trend was expected, ...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch More FB IPO Fallout? Russias Leading Social Network Vkontaktes IPO Postponed Indefinitely
In the aftermath-analysis about what exactly happened in the Facebook IPO, and what it might mean for the future, here's one side-effect to the east of Nasdaq: Vkontake, the top social network in Russ...
07:55 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Bitly Launches New Bookmarking Features, Profiles, Search & iPhone App
Link shortener Bitly today launched a major redesign and number of new features that all add up to what the company itself calls "a new bitly." Among these new features are 'bitmarks,' bitly's name fo...
07:46 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Think Of The Docks! Could The New iPhone Have A Micro USB Connector?
Now look: these are probably fake as all get-out, but bear with me. These handsomely watermarked photos are purported to represent a brand new iPhone design with a sort of two-tone brushed and chromed...
07:31 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Lockerz Acquires Fashion Community Chick Approved
Social commerce startup Lockerz just announced that it has acquired online fashion community Chick Approved.Lockerz allows its members to earn "PTZ" by sharing content and other activity on the site, ...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Peer To Peer Lending Crosses $1 Billion In Loans Issued
Peer to peer (p2p) lending was always an idea with great potential. It is a simple concept. Match people who want to borrow money with people who want to invest money. Cut the banks out of the equatio...
07:27 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Face.com Is Definitely Being Acquired By Facebook Say Sources
The purchase of Face.com by Facebook is happening and is a done deal, say multiple TechCrunch sources.Those familiar with the matter have confirmed the price will be $100m, as per the media speculatio...
07:18 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch New iOS 6 Maps App Reportedly Caught On Film Ahead Of WWDC
Rumblings of a new, Google-free iOS Maps app have been winging their way around the web for a few weeks now, and just in time to whet our appetites before WWDC, an early version of the revamped app ha...
07:11 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Dell Finally Does An All-In-One PC Right (By Cloning The iMac)
Dell has sold various all-in-one computers for years. These systems were mostly insipid, humdrum computers not fit for anything other than being a family's portal to Facebook. Even with touchscreens, ...
07:05 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Thrillists JackThreads Hits 2 Million Members, Plans To Move Beyond Flash Sales
JackThreads, the members-only shopping club bought by men's lifestyle brand Thrillist two years ago, just hit a major milestone this morning: 2 million members. At the time of the original acquisition...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Inventory Management Startup Stitch Labs Now Offers Shipping Through ShipStation
Founded on the premise of making it easier for independent creators to interact with their customers, Stitch Labs launched to offer a cloud-based solution for small businesses that wish to manage CRM,...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Kicksend Releases An Android App For Sharing All Your Photos, Videos, and More
Last December, file-sharing startup Kicksend went mobile, with an iPhone app designed to enable easy sharing of photos and videos that are captured from your mobile device. Now, six months later, the ...
06:51 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Plum Perfect Uses A Picture Of Your Face For Makeup, Clothes Recommendations
Listen up, ladies! (And upwardly fashionable gents!) A new service has hit the web that you've likely been waiting for for a long time. Gone are the days of trotting over to a store sales associate an...
06:23 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch BabyPing Is A Wireless Baby Monitor You Control With Your iPhone
If you've been in the baby monitor racket as long as I have, you've seen it all: the good, the bad, and the unusable. Well here's a monitor that just might win my heart. It's called the BabyPing (ther...
06:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Junar Nabs $1.2M To Help Small Government, Business Unlock Big Data
Last month, San Francisco unveiled a new cloud-based open data site as part of its move to adopt cloud services and, in turn, to encourage open government, transparency and accountability by improving...
06:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Ads: Hipcricket Owner Augme Buys 5 Patents, 25 Pending Patents For Its Mobile VoIP Strategy
More developments in the world of mobile patents, and mobile advertising, as it happens: mobile marketing companyAugme Technologieshas purchased five patentscovering mobile VoIP and other technologies...
05:57 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Crowdsourced Flight Finder FlightFox Grabs $800K In Angel Funding, Joins YCs Latest Batch
Australian travel search FlightFox has a new take on how to surface the best airline deals, and now it has a round of angel funding and entry into top startup incubator Y Combinator, to go along with ...
05:55 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Trivia Party, The Draw Something Of Little Known Facts, Hits 10,000 Questions Answered
We first met the folks from Lamp Lighter at an NYC office hours session, and just as we expected, their iPad app Trivia Party is doing swimmingly in the App Store. After a week of availability, the ap...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch 1M Students Strong, Echo360 Secures $31M From Steve Case, Ted Leonsis To Flip Higher Ed
Today, four-year-old Echo360 already has 1 million students using its blended learning solutions in over 6,000 classrooms and 500 institutions, owns 54 percent of its market, and is seeing annual reve...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Whats In A Name? Nintendo Seems To Be Sticking With Calling Its Next-Gen System Wii U
Nintendo unveiled the tablet-centric Wii U at last year's E3. At the time the company was clear that it was a working name. A report earlier this year stated that Nintendo was exploring other options....
04:17 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Ace Metrix Raises $8M For Smarter TV Ad Testing
Ace Metrix, a startup promising brands and agencies a smarter, faster approach to testing their TV ads, has raised $8 million in new funding.CEO Peter Daboll, whose resume includes time as Chief of In...
04:04 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch E3 Rumor: Sony Partnering With Cloud Gaming Provider
According to a very short, very rumor-filled VG24/7 piece, Sony is looking at adding cloud-enabled gaming to the PlayStation line, presumably in the form of an Onlive or Gaikai partnership.Given that ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch MongoDB Developer 10gen Raises $42 Million Round Led By New Enterprise Associates
10gen, the company behind the increasingly popular NoSQL database MongoDB today announced that it has secured a new $42 million financing round let by New Enterprise Associates. This round also includ...
03:40 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch YC AlumConstruction Disruptor PlanGrid Nails $1.1M Seed Funding From Box, 500 Startups, And More
One more Y Combinator startup from the March 2012 class has bagged a seed round of funding. PlanGrid, which has created a groundbreaking app for the construction industry, has raised $1.1 million from...
01:42 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Gartner: Over $172B In Mobile Payments In 2012; SMS, Web Most Popular Routes
No, NFC still hasn't come to the iPhone -- or many other devices, for that matter. But this does not appear to be stopping the momentum in the world of mobile payments. Research out today from Gartner...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch What Will Facebooks Perfect Storm Of An IPO Leave Behind?
The Facebook IPO was supposed to be Silicon Valley's shining moment.It's the book-end for the decade of recovery that followed the first wave of consumer Internet companies. It was the debutante ball ...
07:00 am GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch F50: A Different Kind Of Tech Conference
Faster than you can say "Can I borrow your copy of 'How To Win Friends And Influence People,'" it's tech conference season again. There hasn't been a week during the month of May where I haven't atten...
05:28 am GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch Work At A Startup: Weebly, Codecademy, And Stripe On Startup Recruiting [TCTV]
Earlier this month, Y Combinator held its Work At A Startup Event, where many of its alumni took the stage not to pitch investors (as is the case at the incubator's enormous demo day), but instead en...
02:35 am GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch The Art of Raising Seed: Youre Either Hot, Or You Make Your Own Heat
Id started raising 3 rounds. One fell apart and the others raised $1M & $1.3M in a few weeks each. The startup game is a marathon and while Im not yet qualified to give advice about crossing the f...
01:55 am GMT - Tue, May 29, 2012
Techcrunch As Layoffs Loom, RIMs Chief Legal Officer Steps Down
There goes another one -- RIM announced today that Chief Legal Officer Karima Bawa will soon be leaving the company. This is RIM's second major departure in as many weeks, with RIM sales head Patrick ...
10:53 pm GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch Death To Powerpoint! Piccsy Rethinks The Pitchdeck, Gets Tons Of Pageviews
Your Powerpoint pitchdeck is so boring. So. Freaking. Boring. Although tech bloggers aren't sent startup's actual pitchdecks as often as investors are (thankfully), we're still walked through them on ...
10:26 pm GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo! Licenses Platform To Reach Out To The Arab Web
We're currently used to more drama-oriented stories coming out of Yahoo!, but that doesn't mean business hasn't entirely halted there. Yamli is a service which offers a smart Arabic keyboard that allo...
10:13 pm GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch How Face(.com) Recognition Could Fit Into Facebook Mobile
Face.com's CEO has shrugged offrumorsthat it is being acquired by Facebook for up to $100 million when we asked. But the addition of its facial recognition tech to Facebook's mobile apps could make su...
10:05 pm GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch Got Money To Burn? First Gen iPad Appears On eBay, Shows Off Its Two Dock Connectors
Every gadget that graces our shelves goes through plenty of tweaks and changes during its design phase, but it isn't too often that we get an actual glimpse of those scrapped iterations. It can be tre...
10:05 pm GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch Got Money To Burn? iPad Prototype Appears On eBay, Shows Off Its Two Dock Connectors
Every gadget that graces our shelves goes through plenty of tweaks and changes during its design phase, but it isn't too often that we get an actual glimpse of those scrapped iterations. It can be tre...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Rejects Apps Integrating Micro-Payments Service Flattr, Company Claims Its Not the End
It may not be the end, but the prognosis doesn't look good. Social micro-payments platformFlattris taking an unkind hit in terms of its future growth opportunities on mobile, the company details on it...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch Google Apps For Business Gets ISO 27001 Certification
Google just announced that its Google Apps for Business service has earned ISO 27001 certification. This certifies that Google is following the standard ISO information security management protocols a...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch Push Level Agreement
That's the big secret Wall Street is struggling with, that push is the monetization model of mobile. Who cares what the UI is, or what the advertising surface is. The moment a push hits your screen, i...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch Backstage at Disrupt, Cornells Dan Huttenlocher is Bringing Big Red to the Big Apple
Cornell University made big news earlier in the year when it was announced the Ivy League school, located in upstate New York, would open a technology campus in New York City. Leading the charge for B...
06:28 pm GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch Surprise! Announcing The TC Mini-Meet Up In Philadelphia On June 19
If you're in the City of Brotherly Love, you're in a for a treat. Thanks to constant entreaties by one of your own, Anthony Coombs, we're going to hold a mini-meet up in Philly on June 19 at the Field...
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch The Authors Of Space Quest Are Back With Another Adventure
If you're an older gamer, you will remember the holy trinity of Sierra RPGs - King's Quest, Space Quest, and Police Quest. All three of these games used something called "imagination" and "storytellin...
05:49 pm GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch GameStop Rolls Out Android Tablets With Pre-Loaded Games To 1,600 Stores
Diversification is the key to longevity. With that likely in mind, GameStop just announced wide-spread availability of Android tablets throughout its chain of retail stores. This comes after a 200 sto...
05:21 pm GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch Fast Track To A Facebook Phone Buy INQ Mobile?
As the heat around the "Facebook Phone" story gets higher, our thoughts turn to the days a couple of years ago when it emerged Facebook had been thinking about developing an actual phone. Back then, i...
05:06 pm GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch A Bit Too Much Klout: User Says He Can Sign In To Someone Elses Account
It's not clear if this is a one-off glitch, a signal of a bigger issue -- or a way of pumping up/sabotaging Klout scores for those who care. But it's not great news any way you spin it, if it's true:a...
04:45 pm GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch EU Privacy Directive: Why All The Fuss? Just Be Open With Users
EU Cookie legislation is now in force across Europe, but in a last minute change on Friday, the UK's information commissioner amended the way it will be implemented in the UK. It's now the case that s...
04:43 pm GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch Protip: Do Not Post A Pic Of A Pile Of Cash To Facebook
As tempting as it might seem, please do not upload a picture of a bunch of cash and then upload it to a social network. That's just dumb. But that's also what one 17-year-old Australian girl did only ...
02:01 pm GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch Yandex.Factory Seed Funding Bears Fruit: SocialMart Launches Social Shopping With Yandex.Market
It's not a given that a leader in search can successfully pivot into other areas like social media -- just ask Google -- but a new service launching in Russia today, from that country's search leader ...
09:47 am GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch Itll Be A Miracle If The Facebook Phone Doesnt Suck
Here we go again: Facebook is apparently trying for the third time to get its phone project off the ground -- snatching up iOS design and engineering talent left and right Nick Bilton is hearing.We're...
08:15 am GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch Video Highlights From Disrupt NY 2012 Day 3 [TCTV]
In the last of our series of posts featuring daily videos from Disrupt NY, Day 3's highlight was the final round of the Startup Battlefield presentations and the passing of the cup to the new winner U...
04:30 am GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch Please Dont Ruin The Second Screen
There are advantages and disadvantages of being one of the earlier companies in a very early market. While new companies get to watch, observe, and create their own insights based on product features ...
01:26 am GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch How The Future of Mobile Lies in the Developing World
In less than three decades, the mobile phone has gone from being a status symbol to being a ubiquitous technology that facilitates almost every interaction in our daily lives. One month after the worl...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, May 28, 2012
Techcrunch Video Highlights From Disrupt NY 2012 Day 2 [TCTV]
Continuing our trio of daily video highlights from Disrupt NY, Day 2 of the conference featured talks with Andreesen Horowitz's Jeff Jordan, Sequoia's Roelof Botha, and SV Angel's Ron Conway. We also...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Techcrunch Video Highlights From Disrupt NY 2012 Day 1 [TCTV]
Did you miss some of our NY Disrupt conference this week? Or want to watch it again? TechCrunch Disrupt and our Hackathon provided more than 30 hours of demos, interviews, panel discussions, and Bat...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Techcrunch Backstage at Disrupt, Americas CTO Todd Park is Giving Away Really Big Data
If you feel there's been too much hype about "big data" recently, check this out: the Chief Technology Officer of the United States of America -- Todd Park -- wants developers and entrepreneurs to bui...
05:29 pm GMT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Techcrunch Digital Chocolate Downsizing? Founder Trip Hawkins Out As CEO; Reports Of Layoffs, Marc Metis As Interim CEO
Some significant changes afoot at social and mobile games company Digital Chocolate: founder Trip Hawkins has stepped down as the CEO of the company. And we have also heard a report -- yet to be confi...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Techcrunch Hey Kids, Get Off My Lawn: The Once and Future Visual Programming Environment
When I was a graduate student at theMIT Media Labfifteen years ago, my research group went on a retreat every year with Famous Computer Scientists fromXerox PARC. I greatly admired these people and th...
11:00 am GMT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Online Shopping Holds The Real Opportunity In Mobile Payments
Every day there is a new headline about mobile payments focused on using a mobile phone to pay at retail locations. Paypal, Google and other industry giants are racing to provide new in-store mobile p...
08:12 am GMT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Techcrunch Never Take Your Eyes Off This Hacker Metric
If youre like me, youve had enough of the Facebook IPO story. For tech entrepreneurs struggling to build stuff, the cacophony of recent press is just more noise. Thats why when my friend Andrew Chen p...
01:23 am GMT - Sun, May 27, 2012
Techcrunch Kelora Patent Found Obvious: Are Other Obvious Software Patents In Danger?
As software patent litigation ramped up over the past few years, software patents have come under the microscope within the technical community. Many investors and technologists believe that software ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Techcrunch 10 Reasons To Quit Your Job Right Now!
The game is over. That game where they get to hire you for 40 years, pay you far less than you create, and then give you a gold watch, and then you get bored, you get depressed, and you die alone. It ...
10:44 pm GMT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Techcrunch The Mysterious Words You Cant Tweet
The legend goes something like this: as a child, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey's father would relentlessly hound him to "Get better", so Jack eventually banned the phrase from being tweeted. Go ahead...
10:18 pm GMT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Techcrunch Devon Steampunk Tread 1 Watch Looks Like Something An Extraordinary Gentleman Would Wear
California-based watch maker Devon made a name for themselves a few years ago when they released the Tread 1. The modern looking electro-mechanical timepiece dazzled people with its tread-based system...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Adventures in Medication
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor explodes in opinions about Facebook IPO, Facebook privacy or lack of it, Facebook acquisition frenzy-to-be, ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Techcrunch Backstage at Disrupt, Greylocks John Lilly on Building Apps for Phones vs Tablets
If you're building apps for phones or tablets, here's a must-see discussion for you. We were able to corral Greylock's John Lilly (who recently helped lead an investment in Instagram, right before it ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Techcrunch Selling Software That Kills
The government of Syria uses made-in-California technology from BlueCoat Systems to censor the Internet and spy on its pro-democracy activists (who are regularly arrested and tortured, not to mention ...
08:55 am GMT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Techcrunch Sweating The Small Stuff: Sothebys Selling Original Steve Jobs Note About Atari Circuit Improvements
The auction house Sotheby's is selling an official memo from Steve Jobs to Atari about improving the World Cup Football game. The pages - stamped and signed by Jobs himself - describe circuit diagrams...
03:55 am GMT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Responds To DOJ eBook Lawsuit, Calls it Fundamentally Flawed and Absurd
Last month, the U.S. Department of Justiceaccused Apple and a number of other large U.S. publishers of conspiring to fix eBook prices and filed an antitrust lawsuit. While most of the publishers quick...
12:15 am GMT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Techcrunch TinyTap App Lets Kids Create Customized iPad Books & Games
TinyTap is a new iPad application designed for kids which introduces a different angle on the "record-your-own-voice" storybooks craze, by offering a playable book or game you and your kids can custom...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, May 26, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 05.25.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm PT. ...
11:43 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch MoPub Launches A Buy It Now Private Marketplace For Mobile Advertisers
MoPub, an ad serving startup for smartphone apps, is announcing a new way for its publishers to offer their inventory to advertisers a private marketplace limited to select publishers and advertisers...
11:04 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Gadget Of The Week: The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0
There are plenty of ways to get your flight school kicks with your smartphone or tablet this missile shooting Griffin chopper comes to mind but few manage to ooze as much style (or cost as much mone...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch SimplyUs Brings Couples Closer, With An App For Organizing Their Lives Together
The latest entrant into the couple-sharing mobile app space is SimplyUs, a Toronto-based startup that aims to make couples happier by adding a little organization into their lives.While other apps bui...
10:58 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Death To The Install! Long Live Virality! Play Facebook Games Straight From News Feed
Facebook games just got a lot more viral. People don't want to install and give data permissions to games, they want to play them, so now Facebook is allowing games to be played directly from within n...
10:58 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Death To The Install! Play Facebook Games Straight From News Feed
Facebook games just got a lot more viral. People don't want to install and give data permissions to games, they want to play them, so now Facebook is allowing games to be played directly from within n...
10:48 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch White House Receives Flood Of Innovation Fellow Applications After Its Disrupt Announcement
Disrupt isn't just a great launch platform for startups. Earlier this week at TechCrunch Disrupt New York, President Obama's senior technology advisor, Todd Park and U.S. CIO Steven VanRoekel announce...
10:09 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal Rolls Out To 15 More National Retailers, Announces Deals With 6 Top POS Software & Terminal Makers
PayPal is expanding its in-store payments technology to 15 new national retailers, following its initial brick-and-mortar rollout with Home Depot earlier this year. At a press conference held yesterda...
09:50 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Camera Could Backfire and Get All Of FBs Apps Buried In A Folder
Not everyone loves Facebook enough to give it three, four, or five spots on their homescreen. So yesterday's launch of Facebook's third consumer iOS app, Facebook Camera, could actually end up reducin...
09:34 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Talking (And Rocking) With gTar Creator Incident
Sure, UberConference took home the Disrupt Cup and its accompanying $50,000 (giant) check. But it could be argued that Incident, makers of the gTar, had already won. The company's Kickstarter project ...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Exec, The YC-Backed Mobile App For Instantly Doing Your Errands, Raises $3.3M
Exec, a mobile app that instantly gets people to do your errands, has raised $3.3 million, according to an SEC filing. The company's co-founder Justin Kan, who is also behind Justin.tv, Twitch.tv and ...
08:56 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Loyalty Startup Belly Hits 1 Millionth Check-In; Active Merchants Say Belly Check-ins Top Foursquare
Belly, the Chicago-based loyalty platform which just closed its $10 million Series B from Andreessen Horowitzearlier this month, is today announcing a pretty significant milestone: its 1 millionth che...
08:41 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apples iOS and Mac App Stores Now Feature Free App Of The Week And Editors Choice Promotions
In an apparent effort to help its users find more interesting apps in its cavernous digital stores, Apple today made an interesting tweak to its iOS and Mac app stores. Both now feature a "free app of...
08:24 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Southeast, Here We Come: The Savannah, Atlanta, Charlotte, And Raleigh-Durham Meetups Are Go
TechCrunch is headed down south this summer and we're starting our trip in Savannah, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Raleigh-Durham. We already have some great spots lined up but we definitely need your help ...
08:07 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Techmemes Gabe Rivera Opens Up About New Vs. Old Media
To any member of the tech media, Techmeme is the first site you visit in the morning, and the last site you check before bed. It's a thermometer of today's news, with more context per headline than an...
07:45 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Umbel Gets Strategic Investment From Knight Foundation To Change The Way Online Audiences Are Measured
Reporting and analytics firm Umbel wants to provide new metrics for measuring content online, to help publishers better monetize their content. And it's getting some validation from the Knight Foundat...
07:39 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch CloudFlare To Launch Service For Sites Dealing With Tortuous EU Cookie Law
The European "Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications" that regulates the ways websites can track users, is coming to sites which serve European users, which covers plenty out there. The Di...
07:24 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch The TechCrunch iPad App Is Now Live
Spring has sprung and like Persephone loosed from Hades' bonds, our iPad app is now available to all and sundry. This app is literally years in the making and we have been back and forth and up and do...
07:19 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch International Space Station Successfully Grabs SpaceXs Dragon Capsule, Final Berthing To Come
If SpaceX founder Elon Musk felt like winning the Super Bowl when the Dragon (perched atop a Falcon 9 rocket) finally launched on Tuesday, he must be absolutely over the moon now. At 9:56 AM Eastern t...
07:19 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch International Space Station Successfully Grabs SpaceXs Dragon Capsule (Update: Berthing Complete!)
If SpaceX founder Elon Musk felt like winning the Super Bowl when the Dragon (perched atop a Falcon 9 rocket) finally launched on Tuesday, he must be absolutely over the moon now.At 9:56 AM Eastern th...
07:07 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Mint-Like Healthcare Expense Tracker Simplee Partners With The HSA Solution, Grabs 800K Accounts
A big win for healthcare expense-tracking platformSimplee, fresh off its $6 million Series A from earlier this month: the company is nowannouncinga partnership with top HSA provider in the U.S. ACS (a...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch SittingAround Is Giving Babysitters Free Square Readers, Helps Them Find Jobs
SittingAround, the new service that allows parents to quickly and easily find and schedule a babysitter online, is now getting their sitters clients equipped with Square credit card readers. CEO Erica...
05:53 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Up Close With The Xetum Stinson
You no doubt are familiar with the Xetum brand, based out of California. If not, just have a look over at to the side of the page. In the past, we've reviewed their Tyndall model; today, we'll be taki...
05:14 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Facebooks Sheryl Sandberg Deliver Her Speech To Harvard Business School Graduates
It has been a week since the Facebook IPO, with a whole lot of drama in the aftermath about the glitch with Nasdaq (and the legal implications), and questions about how much traders have lostas a resu...
05:09 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Benchmark In San Francisco
Today Benchmark Capital announced with Mayor Ed Lee our long-term commitment to the City of San Francisco, opening a new office on the top floor of the Warfield Theater, in the heart of the Tenderloin...
05:07 pm GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Google Nabs Key Members Of HPs Enyo Team, But Open WebOS Is Still On Schedule
It looks like the webOS contingent at HP isn't done losing people. HP laid off 275 webOS employees back in February shortly after they announced their plans for the Open webOS project, and now their E...
05:18 am GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Manpacks Launches Its Startup Perks Program With Free Condoms
Well, that's one way to get some attention for your product launch.Manpacks is announcing a new Startup Perks program, and to promote it, the company mailed boxes of free condoms to more than 100 star...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Courts Second Screen App Developers With New Tools To Connect Phones And TV
Launched in 2009, Yahoo's Connected TV was one of the first platforms to introduce an open app development kit (ADK) for Internet-capable TVs. Now it's making those apps even more powerful, by allowin...
02:48 am GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Office Perks Startup BetterWorks Will Shut Down On May 31
BetterWorks, the employee perks startup led by Los Angeles entrepreneur and investor Paige Craig, has told its customers that it will be shutting down May 31.The company offered tools to help business...
01:28 am GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Bazaarvoice To Acquire PowerReviews For $151M
Two big customer review platforms are teaming up: Bazaarvoice just announced that it has agreed to acquire PowerReviews.The agreement is for up to $31 million in cash, plus stock, bringing the total e...
12:30 am GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Meddik Grabs $750K From Chris Dixon, Founder Collective & More To Build A Better WebMD
Thanks to health-focused startup accelerators like San Francisco-based Rock Health and New York City-based BluePrint Health lacking intimate familiarity with HIPAA or med school experience is no longe...
12:03 am GMT - Fri, May 25, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Acq-Hires Part Of Design Firm Bolt | Peters To Beef Up User Research Team
Knowing how users react to Facebook's product changes is crucial to the site making the right moves, so today it's closed an acq-hire of part of design firm Bolt | Peters -- specifically its lead...
11:32 pm GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch European Startups Need To Get A Valley Education, And Fast
This is guest post by Julia Szopa , program director at the blackbox.vc incubator in Silicon Valley which specialises in moving European startups into the US. It is not uncommon for European entrepren...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, How Bizeebees Poornima Vijayashanker Fell in Love with Building Software
"In the Studio" continues this week with an engineer who began programming at the end high school, double-majored in CS/EE in college, dropped out of Stanford's graduate CS program to become the secon...
10:38 pm GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Turn Your iPhone Into A Bouncy Ball With The M-Edge iPhone SuperShell
Ok, maybe not a bouncy ball, but pretty damn close. M-Edge came out with a SuperShell for the iPad towards the end of last year, but the idea of a bouncing iPhone seems much more appealing. The case c...
10:06 pm GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Siri-ing John Malkovich
Apple is continuing its "famous person uses Siri" commercials by bringing in famous person John Malkovich to add a soupon of Old World weltschmerz and philosophizing to what is, in short, a way to sch...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch FB Launches Facebook Camera An Instagram-Style Photo Filtering, Sharing, Viewing iOS App
Facebook is dead serious about mobile. Today it begins rolling out Facebook Camera for iOS to English-speaking countries, a standalone photos app where you can shoot, filter, and share single or sets ...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Google Adds Subscription Billing To Its Android App Store
In what should be a very welcome addition for Android developers, Google is adding subscription billing to its app store.That should give developers yet another to earn revenue on top of in-app purcha...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Kayak Teams Up With Skyhook To Bring Reliable Location Services To Its Kindle Fire App
Amazon's Kindle Fire is one of the most popular Android-powered tablets, but it doesn't feature a GPS chip. Given how important location-based services have become, that's a bit of a drawback for many...
08:04 pm GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Failure Is Not An Option: Why Kickstarter Hides Failed Projects
Dan Misener, in a fit of inspired data mining, scraped half of Kickstarter to find failed projects. He could not, it seems, find a single one. Why? Because Kickstarter hides them behind a non-searchab...
08:03 pm GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Crowdfunder Closes $400K Seed Round, Launches Public Beta
Crowdfunder, the Los Angeles-based startup creating an online platform for the "crowdfunding" of startups and small businesses, has launched the first public beta version of its site this week. The la...
07:45 pm GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch 10 Million Translations Later, SayHi Translate Rolls Out Major Update
One of the hot companies at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York this week was the real-time people-powered translation service Babelverse. Quite often, though, Google Translate-style machine translation is...
07:35 pm GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Huddle Lands $24M Series C To Go Big On Enterprise Cloud Storage And Collaboration
Huddle, the six-year-old company that makes cloud collaboration software for the enterprise, has closed on $24 million in new funding, bringing its total equity funding to $40 million.The new round, w...
07:14 pm GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Predictive Startup Recorded Future Raises $12M From Balderton And Google Ventures
There's a lot of talk these days about what you can do with "big data." Here's one of the more eye-catching uses: A startup called Recorded Future pulls data from around the Web to give customers a be...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Kayaks First-Ever CFO Leaves Ahead Of IPO, Links Up With Next-Gen Flight Search Startup, Superfly
Today, Israeli startup Superfly, which offers a secure tool that combines worldwide flight information with personal travel preferences to help people organize and maximize the value of their travel r...
06:21 pm GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Social Ad Network 140 Proof Launches Partner Platform, Signs Up Jumptap
Ad startup 140 Proof is opening up a partner platform for companies that want to take advantage of its social ad targeting.The company currently delivers ads to 50 social apps, including Echofon, Twee...
05:10 pm GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Box Aims For Bigger Deployments With New Features Like Enterprise-Wide Search
Box is releasing a number of new features today, with the broad theme of addressing "the needs of our largest enterprise customers in deploying this kind of technology," according to CEO Aaron Levie.T...
05:03 pm GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Autodesk Launches The Pen-And-Ink SketchBook Ink App for iPad
Autodesk is expanding its growing portfolio of iPad apps today with SketchBook Ink. The pen-and-ink app is built on a new graphical engine that's independent of resolution, allowing the created artwor...
01:23 pm GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Big Apple Leads Millennial Q1 Device Ranks By Wide Margin: 28% For Brand, 15% For iPhone
Mobile advertising company Millennial Media, one of the biggest in the U.S., has released its quarterly ad impression report, and the results show that Apple continues to remain the single-biggest bra...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Meddik Grabs $750K From Chris Dixon, Founder Collective & More To Build A Better WebMD
Thanks to health-focused startup accelerators like San Francisco-based Rock Health and New York City-based BluePrint Health lacking intimate familiarity with HIPAA or med school experience is no longe...
08:01 am GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Make It Social: VEVO Sees 600% Increase In Facebook Traffic After Redesign
In March, VEVO launched a bold new redesign that provided TV-like viewing, with instantaneous and continuous playback. But the biggest addition to the platform, other than a beautiful new full-screen ...
05:38 am GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Debuts Axis, Their New (And Impressive) Desktop And Mobile Search Experience
Late last year, Yahoo filed for a trademark on the phrase Yahoo Axis. The filing raised more questions than answers at the time, but after six months Yahoo has finally spilled the proverbial beans -- ...
03:17 am GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch And The Winner Of The Third Annual TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Is UberConference
It's been a whirlwind couple of days here in New York, as our expert judges watched earnest startups pitch their hearts out onstage at the third annual TechCrunch Disrupt NY. Thirty startups presented...
02:03 am GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Kony Solutions Nabs $15M From Insight Ventures For Its Enterprise App Development Platform
Kony Solutions, the unfortunately named makers of a write once, run everywhere mobile app development platform today announced that it has closed a $15 million series C round of financing. The funding...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch How to Get Involved With The White House Digital Road Map
President Obama’s technology advisors are looking for some “kick ass” fellows to work on the White House’s new digital road map for open government. Announced on stage at Disru...
01:20 am GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Meg Whitman Details Layoffs To HP Employees In Internal Video, Thinks HP Is Rebuilding Credibility
Confirming rumors from last week, HP just publicly announced a layoff plan that will result in a reduction of 8% of its workforce. Shortly after releasing the memo to Wall Street, HP CEO Meg Whitman s...
01:18 am GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Autonomy, Not So Autonomous Anymore: HP CSO Bill Veghte Steps In, Founder Mike Lynch Steps Down
Within HP's quarterly results today, a bit of a development for Autonomy, the company's $10.2 billion enterprise software purchase from last year that was profitable when HP bought it but in the last ...
01:15 am GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Pandoras Quarterly Results: $80.8M In Revenue, 52M Active Users & 3.09B Listening Hours
Internet music service Pandora just announced its financial results for the first quarter of its fiscal 2013. The company had a total revenue of $80.8 million, a 58% increase year-over-year. Out of th...
12:57 am GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Tape.tv Raises $6.2 million To Begin An International Roll-Out
tape.tv has been around for a while - since July 2008 to be exact. It operates like a mix between an online version of MTV and Pandora. Just like the latter service, on Tape.tv users can skip, like or...
12:54 am GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Hearsts Latest Social Launch: A Redbook App For Fathers Day
Hearst is best known as print publisher, but this year it has been making a big push into social media. Its latest effort is a Father's Day themed Facebook app for Redbook magazine.In order to use the...
12:51 am GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch KPCBs Chi-Hua Chien: The Next Wave Of Tech Disruption Will Hit Commerce
Technology has helped to level the playing field across a wide range of industries, letting more individuals come to the table in fields such as publishing, entertainment and, of course, building web ...
12:34 am GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Memes Of TechCrunch Disrupt New York
When you're stuck for three days in a big warehouse with the same group of smart people talking about the future of tech innovation over and over and over again (+beer), you start getting really ...
12:17 am GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch Sexism In The Venture Business? Sequoias Greg McAdoo Says VC Industry Is A Meritocracy
Just a day after a gender discrimination suit was filed against one of Silicon Valley's most storied firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, an all-male panel of VCs at the TechCrunch Disrupt conf...
12:14 am GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch HP: 27,000 Job Cuts To Save Up To $3.5B By 2014, Q2 Sales Down 3% To $30.7B
A mixed bag of news for HP today: it has posted Q2 sales that have just edged out analyst expectations, but it has alsoconfirmed27,000job cuts that should save it between $3 billion and $3.5 billion b...
12:02 am GMT - Thu, May 24, 2012
Techcrunch The Facebook Effect Author David Kirkpatrick Talks Facebooks Ad Network Potential, Future Acquisition Targets
This afternoon at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2012, our own Josh Constine sat down with David Kirkpatrick, author of "The Facebook Effect," to discuss what they thought about the future of the newly IPO'ed ...
11:11 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Backstage At Disrupt NYC 2012 With MakerBots Bre Pettis
Bre Pettis of MakerBot stopped by our little show today and spent some time on the stage with John Biggs and other notables in the manufacturing space. But afterwards Pettis, co-founder and CEO of Mak...
10:33 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Shakers 3D Meetup Spot To Rock North America At June 8th Launch With Live Nation, BandPage
Shaker won TechCrunch Disrupt SF last year with its 3-D virtual nightclub built on top of Facebook, and June 8th it will finally launch in North America with the help of the music industry's Live Nati...
10:25 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Sonar Rolls Out Here-Now Mobile Social Network, Adds Status, Messaging, Notifications
This time last year, Brett Martin took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York to launch Sonar, a mobile app that connects you to friends and other people nearby, based on your existing social net...
10:15 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch The Verdict Is In: Google Did NOT Infringe On Oracles Patents
Just over a week ago, the jury began deliberations on the ongoing patent infringement case between Google and Oracle. After waiting in the wings, with bated breath, the verdict is finally in, as Judge...
10:03 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Marketo Wants To Add A Social Boost To Every Marketing Campaign
Last month, Marketo announced that it was acquiring social marketing startup Crowd Factory to add a social component to its marketing automation tools. Today the company is releasing its first product...
09:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch DISH Rolls Out International Streaming Video Channels On Roku For $19.99 A Month
A number of cable, satellite, and IPTV providers have introduced TV Everywhere services that let viewers watch TV content online. But satellite TV provider DISH will be the first to introduce a standa...
09:24 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Due To The Apple Google Deathgrip, Former CEO John Lilly Says For Mozilla, Mobile Is A Little Scarier
iOS and Android aren't leaving much room for Firefox to burrow into mobile. "We knew there was going to be a transition from desktop being primary to mobile and tablet being primary" saidMozilla's for...
09:13 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Googles David Lawee: One-Third Of Googles Acquisitions Are Failures (And Slide Is Definitely One Of Them)
David Lawee, Googles VP of Corporate Development, sat down for an informative chat with MG Siegler at Disrupt NYC this morning, and it wasnt long before the conversation turned to Googles track record...
08:48 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch US CTO Todd Park: Obama Has A Very High Geek Quotient, But Its All A Means To An End
President Barack Obama is famous for his affinity for his BlackBerryand science fairs, but the tech love goes a lot further than that. Todd Park, the U.S. chief technology officer, today described the...
08:38 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch The 21st Century Gold Rush Announced At Disrupt: Raw Data
President Obama has a "high geek quotient" according to his senior technology advisor, Todd Park. Park and U.S. CIO Steven VanRoekel announced five major federal initiatives at TechCrunch Disrupt toda...
08:26 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Alley Walk-through At TechCrunch Disrupt Is Go
TechCrunch Disrupts Startup Alley is jam-packed with interesting startups and it's always frustrating that we can't get to film every single one. However, we do our best and you'll find that Techcrunc...
08:25 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Google Redesigns Its iPhone Search App To Be Faster And Prettier
Google today launched version 2.0 of its search app for iPhone. Google completely overhauled the design of the app, which now looks and feels more like the app's iPad version the company launched last...
08:12 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch YuMe Adds Another $10 Million From WestSummit Capital
Online video advertising startup YuMe has picked up another $10 million in financing from WestSummit Capital, closing out a $22 million strategic round that was originally announced last November. The...
07:58 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch New York Hardware Buffs Weigh In On China, Embracing Niches, And How To Start Making Things
Earlier this morning, our own John Biggs was joined on stage by a handful of New York-based makers who have made a name for themselves by building physical things (or in one case, building something t...
07:35 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Partners With Paramount, Brings Hundreds More Movies To Prime Instant Video Service
Amazon is continuing to grow its collection of streaming video titles at Amazon Prime Instant Video, and is today announcing another new agreement with Paramount Pictures bringing "hundreds" of new mo...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch WhosHere Launches Anonymous Video Chat
As evidenced by the success of Chatroulette, people get a kick out of seeing each other (anonymously) on video. Taking that to heart, WhosHere - an app that has allowed countless people to meet and gr...
07:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Retro Beer Company Churchkey, A New Tech Investor Darling, Will Expand To San Francisco Next Month
Beer may or may not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about TechCrunch Disrupt, but today, CrunchFund's MG Siegler took the stage at our New York conference to talk to Churchke...
07:11 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Rovios FB App, Angry Birds Friends, Flies Out Of Beta With Tournament Mode, New Levels & More
Well, well, well. As if you couldn't get your fix of sling-shotting irascible fowl on every other mobile and social platform known to man, Rovio announced this morning that Angry Birds for Facebook (o...
07:07 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch U.S. Launches Digital Roadmap To Open Up Government Data And Court Developers
There's all sorts of data that the government has, but very little of it is actually accessible by developers. But the U.S. Government is trying to change that: Wednesday at TechCrunch Disrupt, U.S. C...
07:05 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Qwiki Launches A Publishing Platform For ABC News And Others
Qwiki, the startup that won Disrupt in 2010, is announcing a new platform today for bloggers and other online publishers.The company's initial product basically assembled a multimedia "story" around W...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Mint.com App Update: Now Split Transactions
Mint.com iOS users now have the ability tocreate and (more importantly) edit budgets directly on their iPad/iPhone. Previously, editing functionality was only available at the main Mint website. Addit...
06:58 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch ZocDoc CEO Cyrus Massoumis Advice To Startups: Stay Lean, Dont Listen To The Nay-Sayers & Hire The Right People
This morning at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2012, partner at and co-founder of Founders Collective Chris Dixon(and co-founder of SiteAdvisor and Hunch, acquired by McAfee and eBay, respectively), sat down w...
06:34 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Alley Is Doin It, And Doin It, And Doin It Well
Every time I think TC Disrupt's Startup Alley can't get any better, it does. TC Europe Editor Mike Butcher and I ventured into the chaos, accosted at every turn by startups from across the world. We e...
06:04 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Rubicon Project Acquires Mobsmith To Expand Into Mobile Ads
Online advertising company Rubicon Project just announced that it's getting into the mobile market by acquiring a startup called Mobsmith.The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed in the init...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Target Rolls Out Shopkick Integration Nationwide
shopkick, the location-based shopping app backed by Greylock and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is having its biggest rollout yet Target says it's making the service available in its stores na...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch McAfee: Mobile Malware Explodes, Increases 1,200% In Q1 2012
Security and anti-spam firm McAfee today reported that it saw a massive uptick in mobile malware last quarter. Mobile malware has "exploded," the company said (PDF), "with a significant increase on An...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Welcome To Hardware Alley At TechCrunch Disrupt NYC!
For the past two days, web companies and mobile apps have peppered our Startup Alley here at Disrupt NYC, but today we're doing something a little different. Those startups have cleared out for Disrup...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Todays Google Doodle Is An Awesome, Playable Moog Synthesizer
While we don't make a habit out of covering every iteration of the Google Doodle, today's version is especially awesome. The doodle is celebrating the birth date of Dr. Robert Moog, the inventor of th...
05:19 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Former Twitter CTO Greg Pass Becomes Founding Entrepreneurial Officer For Cornells NYC Tech Campus
In its latest move to get top technical students to New York and started on new projects, the city's Cornell campus has named a top technologist to a new position. Greg Pass, the former CTO of Twitter...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Social Media Marketer Vitrue Has Been Bought By Oracle For $300 Million
TechCrunch has discovered and confirmed that software giant Oracle has bought social marketing platformVitruefor $300 million. [Update: A press release has confirmed the buy at an undisclosed price, t...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch BodyMedia Raises $12 Million Funding Round Led By Comcast Ventures
BodyMedia, one of the growing number of companies that offers wearable body sensors, just announced that it has raised a $12 million funding round led by Comcast Ventures. The company's products, incl...
04:55 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt NYC LIVE: Day Three! #TCDisrupt
Hundreds have entered. But only one will walk away with the coveted Disrupt Cup. Who will it be? Stick around to find out but in the meantime we've got a rockstar lineup on our final day, including a ...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Empty Walls Got You Down? TurningArt Nabs $1.5M For Its Netflix-Style Art Rental Service
Paddle8, Artsy, Zazzle, and Art.com are all part of a growing contingent of startups that are on a mission to democratize the purchase, discovery, and enjoyment of art by bringing it online.In August ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch SV Angels David Lee is in a New York State of Mind
SV Angel founding partner David Lee joined us backstage today for an informal discussion about a range of topics. Lee recently began writing on the new blogging platform Svbtle, sharing wisdom from hi...
12:47 pm GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch 9M Users Strong, MapMyFitness Brings Check-Ins, Advanced Google Maps Integration To Fitness Tracking
MapMyFitness is a veteran of the online health and fitness space, with the first iteration of its website appearing back in the summer of 2005. Since then, the startup has developed a suite of fitness...
09:10 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch The Final Six Disrupt NYC Startups: Ark, Babelverse, Gtar, Open Garden, Sunglass, Uberconference
It has been a wild week so far at this year's TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City. Rainstorms and traffic jams couldn't stop nearly 2000 people from making it to our big weekend hackathon, and our las...
05:02 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Airtime May Be Acquiring Former Hulu CTOs New Startup, Erly
Rumors are flying that Airtime, the video startup founded by famed Napster alums Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker, has allegedly made its first acquisition -- before truly exiting stealth mode. The targe...
05:02 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Airtime Acquires Former Hulu CTOs Startup Erly, Raises $25M Series B Funding
We've discovered that Airtime, the video startup founded by famed Napster alums Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker, has allegedly made its first acquisition -- before truly exiting stealth mode. The target...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Wall Street Survivor Gamifies Financial Education With Help From Bunchball
If you're someone who thinks gamification is just a fad, you may want to look away now.To be clear, Bunchball isn't just jumping on the latest buzzword. The company was founded to deliver gamification...
02:37 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch The 15 Startups That Launched At Disrupt NYC Day 2. Whos Your Favorite?
Disrupt NYC day two has just wrapped up. During the conference today, Michael Arrington demanded to know from Ron Conway when he was going to run for Mayor of San Francisco (he kept saying he would "n...
02:33 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Women At Kleiner Perkins: By The Numbers
As TechCrunch was the first to report, Ellen Pao, a partner with Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, has filed a lawsuit alleging that during her seven year career there she has been...
02:21 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Buyou Is A Free Online Mall Brought Straight To Your iPad
Shopping on the iPad is becoming one of the best ways do shop. You're sitting on your couch, comfy as a bug in a rug, swiping through dresses, and t-shirts, and shoes! Oh my! But there's one issue: yo...
02:14 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch RocketFrog Wants To Build The Largest Social Casino On The Web, Myspace Tom Joins As Advisor
Today brings another entrant into the social gambling space with RocketFrog, which is setting out to bring casino entertainment to Facebook with the launch of a free-to-play online casino that offers ...
02:09 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Betaworks Acquires And Relaunches Hownow, The Semi-Anonymous Hyperlocal Social Network iPhone App
On one end of the spectrum, networks like Twitter and Facebook have acted as catalysts to organizing events like the Arab Spring or the riots of London. On the other end of that spectrum, networks lik...
01:56 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch About Last Night Wants To Improve Your Nightlife By Making It Even More Social
They say that all work and no play makes for some dull boys, and I think brothers Darren and Derek Dodge certainly seem to agree with that sentiment. The two of them have just launched a new iPhone ap...
01:50 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Ron Conway Will Never Run For Mayor Of San Francisco
In case you were wondering: Ron Conway says he will not be running for mayor of San Francisco.Apparently that was on Mike Arrington's mind when he interviewed Conway and SV Angel partner David Lee on-...
01:44 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch SocialStock Wants To Turn Social Networking Into Real-World Rewards
What good is a Foursquare check-in if it doesn't lead to a coupon or freebie? Why bother tweeting about a brand you like if they don't acknowledge your undying love and loyalty? With TechCrunch Disrup...
01:43 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Hmmm Is A Split-Personality Social Network For Sharing Different Yous To Different Facebook Friends
You're crazy with your friends, serious with your co-workers, and sweet with your parents. Now you can share those distinct personalities with their matching audiences thanks to Hmmm, a mobile app lau...
01:35 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Alley Day 2 Its A Jungle Out There, But The Startups Keep Coming
Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt makes for a pretty grueling experience when so many companies are pitching every passer-by. But Jordan Crook and I went in feet first to check out some of the start...
01:08 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch SAP To Acquire Ariba For $4.3 Billion
Business software giant SAP announced today that it will acquire Ariba's cloud -based business commerce network for approximately $4.3 billion. SAP's subsidiary, SAP America, Inc., is offering $45 per...
01:05 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Ron Conway Makes It Clear That SV Angel Is David Lees Fund (And It Might Be Raising Another $400M)
Silicon Valley is full of unsung heroes: Mike Krieger, Arash Ferdowsi, interns, the TechCrunch sales team, Heather Harde and the countless engineers that keep the products we love from failing to be t...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Apptegic Uses Big Data Analysis To Help Companies Retain And Upsell Their Customers
For SaaS companies, whose customers are usually signed up on recurring monthly billing cycles, the art of retaining customers is just as important as winning them over in the first place. In fact, it'...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch From SF Disrupt To 500 Startups, CardFlicks Next Trick Is Managing Your Personal Connections
The winner of the Audience Choice Award during TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, CardFlick launched with an application for building digital business cards on your mobile device and sharing them with ...
12:45 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Talkdesk Puts Your Company Call Center In The Cloud
Most businesses need to be able keep in touch with their customers and provide customer service over the phone, but rolling out a call center can be expensive. Not just that, but most call center soft...
12:35 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch CAD Users Rejoice: Sunglass Brings Slick 3D Modeling To The Browser
Software is eating another part of the world. (Or at least the next generation of software is eating the older 1970s-era kind.)Sunglass, which is coming out of beta today at TechCrunch Disrupt New Yor...
12:19 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch VisibleGains Launches Postwire At Disrupt, Aims To Be The Flipboard For Client Communication
Email is broken. Social networks are not for private file distribution. Collaborative file sharing sites are missing pizzazz and key functions for the enterprise. This is the thought process behind Po...
12:14 am GMT - Wed, May 23, 2012
Techcrunch Vinylmint Is A Jammin New Way For Pro Musicians To Collaborate
Vinylmint is a Norfolk-based startup that aims to assist musicians in creating their music. It's essentially a recording studio in the cloud. You record uncompressed audio right into the computer, the...
11:58 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Tim Armstrong Aol Is Now About Its Brands, And That Includes TechCrunch
A panel run by TechCrunch's Josh Constine with with Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL and Melissa Brenner of the NBA was billed as being about how social advertising is working for those content brands. In th...
11:58 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Tim Armstrong I Love TechCrunch And It Made AOL Cool Again
A panel run by TechCrunch's Josh Constine with with Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL and Melissa Brenner of the NBA was billed as being about how social advertising is working for those content brands. In th...
11:51 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Co-founder Joins Getables Board To Help It Bring The Rental Industry Online
Getable, the artist formerly known as Rentcycle, started out with a mission to bring the rental industry online, offering free, realtime reservations for consumers along with business management tools...
11:29 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch With Mobile App Cardify, The Founder Of Ad.ly Takes On His Next Challenge: Improving Customer Loyalty
Earlier today, David Lee of SV Angel said that one of the hottest areas to watch in tech right now is the area of mobile commerce and companies that can close the loop between online and offline trans...
11:23 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Clueful Scans The Apps On Your iPhone, Tells You Which Ones Are Doing Naughty Things With Your Data
Remember address book-gate? Locationgate? I-don't-know-what-my-apps-are-doing-on-my-phone-gate? (Oh, that last one might not be a real thing.) Regardless, we're living in age where companies are pushi...
11:20 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Appcelerator Partners With Geoloqi To Bring Location Services To Its 1.6 Million Developers
Geoloqi, the Portland, Ore.-based location platform, today announced that it is partnering with the popular mobile app development platform Appcelerator. Thanks to this partnership, Geoloqi is now ava...
11:17 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Centzy Puts Prices Online To Power Local Business Search By True Quality, Not Reviews
Only 25% of U.S. local businesses have websites and just 10% show their prices online, but Centzy launches today to let you sort local business searches by price, open hours, and eventually quality --...
11:03 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Forget Those Scraps Of Paper, SnipSnap Lets You Save And Share Coupons From Your iPhone
There was a time when I would watch shows like Extreme Couponing with a sense of morbid amusement there was clearly plenty of money to be saved by clipping bits of dead plant matter out of a newspape...
11:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Hey New York, Meet Your New Best Friend: Europe (Meetup Tonight)
Over the last few months I've detected a disturbance in the Startup Force. While startups from Europe have often looked to the US as a natural market to scale up in, they've traditionally looked at th...
10:52 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Mirth Launches To Offer Local Deals Without The Dreaded Groupon Effect
While customers love deals and coupon services about as much as they love money itself, merchants particularly small businesses tend to see things a bit differently. Often times they feel it's bad f...
10:51 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Firebase Raises $1.1M For Real-Time App Infrastructure
Last month, I wrote about Y Combinator-backed Firebase and its ambitious vision to reinvent the infrastructure of real-time apps. Now the company is announcing that some big investors have signed on t...
10:39 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch SpotlessCity Just Brought The Dry Cleaning Industry Online
When you live in New York City, there are certain expectations of what you should be able to accomplish easily. You can get almost anything delivered straight to your doorstep, whether it be food, gro...
10:02 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Update: Someone Is Asking The USPTO To Invalidate Zuckerbergs News Feed Patent, But Yahoo Says Not Us
One ideafloated when Ross Levinsohn took the reins as the interim CEO of Yahoo is that he might represent a kinder, gentler phase in the Internet company's contentious patent fight against Facebook. T...
09:55 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Key Details Of The Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has been sued by Ellen Pao, one of its investment partners, for sexual harassment and gender discrimination that she has allegedly encountered durin...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch To Capture New Users, Socialcam Redesigns Its Website And Introduces A Leaderboard
Social mobile video startup Socialcam is rolling out a new website today, which is designed to create more engagement for users that might not have the mobile app installed. The company has also intro...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Zimrides Lyft Is Going To Give Uber Some Lower-Priced Competition
If you're like me and you live in San Francisco where cabs are few and far between, Uber has been a godsend. But the marketplace for on-demand transportation is about to get a lot more interesting. Th...
08:16 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Business Insiders Henry Blodget Defends Linkbait, Slideshows, And Aggregation
If you are so inclined, it's pretty easy to criticize Business Insider the all caps headlines, the slideshows, and content that has been "aggregated" from other sites. (And yes, BI has some mean thin...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch reCaptcha Founders Language Learning Site Duolingo To Open To The Public On June 19
At TechCrunch Disrupt New York this morning, Luis von Ahn, the founder of the ambitious free language learning and text translation site Duolingo, announced that the site will come out of private beta...
08:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Airbnb Makes Good, Will Now Cover Up To $1M In Property Damages
As people become increasingly comfortable using web platforms to swap homes, cars, and everything in between, some have said that collaborative consumption movement has the potential to be as profound...
07:56 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Sequoias Roelof Botha: Entrepreneurs Dont Appreciate When Theyre Onto A Good Thing
TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington sat down withSequoia Capital partnerRoelof Bothain another fireside chat at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2012 this morning.Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 2003, Botha se...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins Sued By Partner Ellen Pao For Alleged Sexual Harassment, Gender Discrimination
Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, one of the most storied and well-respected venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, has been sued by Ellen Pao, an investment partner with the firm. ...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins Sued By Partner Ellen Pao Alleging Sexual Harassment, Gender Discrimination
Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, one of the most storied and well-respected venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, has been sued by Ellen Pao, an investment partner with the firm. ...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins Sued By Partner Ellen Pao, Alleging Sexual Harassment, Gender Discrimination
Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, one of the most storied and well-respected venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, has been sued by Ellen Pao, an investment partner with the firm. ...
07:17 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Re-live 1993 With ThinkGeeks New Super Famicom-Inspired Wii Controller
A Wiimote turned on its side makes for a perfectly serviceable controller when plowing through retro games from the Wii Shop Channel, and the Classic Controller isn't bad either, but I wouldn't call e...
07:05 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Quikr, Indias Spin On Craigslist, Gobbles Up $32M From Warburg Pincus, eBay & More
Quikr, India's largest online and mobile classifieds portal, announced today that it has raised $32 million in series E financing, led by New York City-based private equity giant Warburg Pincus. The c...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch With A 50% Increase In Applications, The Next Y Combinator Class Will Be 80 Strong
At TechCrunch Disrupt on Tuesday, Y Combinator's Harjeet Taggar said that the incubator's next class will have at least 80 startups, up from 65 in the prior group. Even though Y Combinator is hosting ...
06:53 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Betaworks John Borthwick: VC Scene in NYC is Pretty Busy Right Now, But Not Overheated Like San Francisco
Betaworks' CEO John Borthwick took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt with Crunchfund's MG Siegler this morning to discuss betaworks' investments and the state of the investment business in San Francisco...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Now On Your iPhone, ReadyForZero Is Ready To Save You From Debt
YC alumReadyForZero, an online financial service that's trying to get people out of debt faster, is today expanding to mobile with the launch of its first mobile app. For now, the experience is design...
06:23 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitzs Jeff Jordan: Are Companies Building On Top Of Facebook Really Growing Or Just Spam?
This morning at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2012, TechCrunch editor Eric Eldon sat down for a fireside chat withJeff Jordan, General Partner atAndreessen Horowitz and former CEO of OpenTable, to discuss his...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Elon Musk Competing With Zuck For Best Week Ever: Announces Tesla Milestone, Launches Rocket To ISS
Last week Mark Zuckerberg took his little Harvard project public in the largest tech IPO ever and quickly followed it up by marrying his Harvard sweetheart. However, the honeymoon was cut short as the...
05:32 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Incidents gTar Tops $120,000 On Kickstarter (Thats $110K In Less Than 24 Hours)
Kickstarter is a great place to launch a product. Remember the Pebble smart watch, which saw over $1 million in funding in its first 28 hours on the site, and surpassing $3 million well over a month b...
05:32 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Google Closes Acquisition Of Motorola: Woodside To Lead; Page Pushes Mobile Aspect
As we reported would happen yesterday, Google has today announced that it has closed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, buying the Illinois-based device maker for $40 per share in cash for a total ...
05:27 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch PayLeap Attempts To Woo Startups With New Payment Referral Kickback
If you are in the business of needing to process shopping for your ecommerce startup then this is going to be of interest. If not, look away now.Today at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York the startup Pa...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Appstore For Android Now Lets Users Test Drive Apps Right On Their Devices
Unless an app you have your eye happens to have a free demo version to muck about with, there's little one can do to try out an Android app on a device in advance. Sure, you could buy the app straight...
05:08 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Larry Page Spotted Wearing Google Glasses In England!
There hasn't been a whole lot of news coming out of the Google Zeitgeist event taking place in a posh hotel on the outskirts of London this week, but Google's making some other news in England: its CE...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Sonos Launches The Sonos Sub (Woofer, Not Sandwich)
Sonos has just gotten really deep (get it?) with their new Sonos Sub, a wireless subwoofer that connects to any Sonos system and adds just a bit more oomph to the musical proceedings. The sub costs $6...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch ooVoo Rolls Out Video Chat Apps For iPad And Facebook
Consumer video chat provider ooVoo, which has more than 46 million users worldwide, is rolling out new applications that will make its service even more attractive. And the service, which is popular a...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt NYC LIVE: Day Two! #TCDisrupt
Welcome to Day Two, folks. If Day One wasn't enough for you, then you're in for a real treat. We have a special product announcement at 11:20, Design Office Hours and an incredible list of Day Two Bat...
04:38 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch With Ex-Yahoo CTO On Board, Yottaa Nabs $9M For Affordable Mobile, Web Acceleration
Yotta, the Cambridge-based startup that offers cloud-based web performance monitoring and optimization services for small businesses, is today announcing that it has closed a $9 million series B finan...
04:38 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch With Ex-Yahoo CTO On Board, Yottaa Nabs $9M For Affordable Mobile, Web Acceleration Services
Yottaa, the Boston-based startup that offers cloud-based web performance monitoring and optimization services for small businesses, is today announcing that it has closed a $9 million series B financi...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch American Express Uses Zyngas FarmVille To Lure New Prepaid Card Users
Zynga and American Express are back together again in a new deal that will give prepaid card carriers ways to earn extra Farm Cash.American Express, which has long been known for catering to high-end ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Sidecar Reimagines The Humble Phone Call
The quick rise of smartphones over the last few years definitely changed the way we use our mobile phones, but one aspect that never changed much - and maybe even took a step backwards - is the humble...
03:40 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch DotLoop Raises $7M From Trinity To Kill Real Estate Paperwork
DotLoop, a startup trying to bring real estate negotiations online, has raised a $7 million Series A from Trinity Ventures.The company says its software is already used by more than 200,000 real estat...
03:38 pm GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch GroSocial Nabs $1M From HubSpot Execs & More To Become The Buddy Media For SMBs
Back in October, GroSocial raised $450K in seed funding from the Kickstart Seed Fund, Monarch Ventures, Rock & Hammer Ventures and a handful of angel investors. The seed funding acted as early val...
11:01 am GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Juniper Networks Invests In Video Conferencing Startup Vidyo, Bringing Total Funding To $97M
Video conferencing startup Vidyo announced Tuesday that it has received a strategic investment from Juniper Networks as part of the network equipment vendor's Junos Innovation Fund. The funding comes ...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce Chatter To Add Instant Messaging and Screensharing
The team behind Salesforce.com's enterprise social networking app Chatter is making a big push for real-time communication with two new features Chatter Messenger and Chatter Screensharing.Chatter Pr...
05:34 am GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Wishpond Launches Mall360 To Bring Your Local Shopping Mall Online
Like Milo before it, Wishpond launched in late 2010 to build a local search engine that aggregates realtime inventory and product listings from brick and mortar retail stores -- from big chains to mom...
03:16 am GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Machinima Gets $35M In Funding, Led By Google
After weeks of speculation, online video distributor Machinima announced Monday that it has closed a $35 million funding round led by Google, which also included existing investors Redpoint Ventures a...
03:12 am GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Disrupt NYC Day 1: Your Startup Battlefield Companies
Our very first day of Disrupt NYC is over and the conference started off with a bang. We had memorable chats, dove into fashion for a bit, hung out with the Startup Alley companies and witnessed 15 st...
02:21 am GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Babelverse Is Out To Democratize Translation
Babelverse won the opportunity to appear at TechCrunch Disrupt from the Startup Alley and with little notice ended up giving a slick pitch. Essentially this is a solution for universal speech translat...
02:19 am GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Sprints EVO 4G LTE Has Cleared U.S. Customs, Pre-Orders To Be Filled As Early As May 24
Sprint's launch plans for the HTC EVO 4G LTE were ruined last week when shipments of their shiny new Android handset were held up by United States Customs, but we're hearing that they may been hitting...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Tagbrand Gives Fashionistas An App To Check-In Their Brands
"All people wear clothes!" declared one of Tagbrand's founders on stage at Disrupt today. That's true, but let's review.DailyBooth was (is still perhaps?) a phenomenon for a time as people became accu...
01:47 am GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Stevie Turns Your Social Feeds Into TV Shows
We spend more and more time on social networks, but sometimes it can feel like work. I mean, scrolling through your news feed isn't work work, but it's not quite as easy as vegging out on your couch a...
01:35 am GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch StyleSaint Wants To Turn Virtual Fashion Tear Sheets Into Custom Apparel
As we covered earlier today, the fashion vertical in tech has exploded, with myriad unique companies clamoring to take a bite out of Amazon's lunch, and a chunk out of the trillion dollar apparelindus...
01:33 am GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Led By Former Microsofties, GitHub Brings The Party To Enterprise With New Windows Client
GitHub, the source code hosting and collaboration service, has been growing like gangbusters. The site now has over 1.6 million registered developers, hosting over 2.8 million repositories on everythi...
01:24 am GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Punch! Launches A Platform For Building Interactive iPad Apps, Sans Developers
It's a familiar story in the tech world: A company wants to build a consumer product, finds that the necessary tools aren't available, creates its own tools, then realizes it has created a broader pla...
01:20 am GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch The Power Of Disrupt: gTar Raises $30,000 On Kickstarter In Two Hours
Incident took the stage this afternoon at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC and debuted the gTar. It's safe to say that they are already a major contender for the Disrupt Cup.The startup wowed the crowd with the...
01:14 am GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Digital Video Consolidation: Avail-TVN Picks Up $100M From Carlyle, Buys UKs On Demand Group For $27M
A double-whammy in the digital video space today: Avail-TVN, a video services provider that works with companies like NBC, Univision, and brands like Mattel, has announced that it has picked up $100 m...
12:46 am GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch KurbKarma: A Social Network, And App, To Find Parking Where And When You Need It
We have all been there: you are in your car, you need to park, and you cannot, no matter how much you try, find a space. You see cars pulling away, but it's too far for you to get there before another...
12:35 am GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Open Garden Lets You Crowdsource Your Mobile Connectivity
What if you couldn't just share your Internet connection with the few WiFi devices tethered to your phone or hotspot, but with pretty much everybody around you? Open Garden, which is launching at Disr...
12:23 am GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch CallApp Uses Social Data To Build A Smarter Smartphone Contact Book
One of my least favorite moments of the day comes when my iPhone rings and the number isn't in my contact book. Is it an important call from an entrepreneur? A random PR person pitching me? Or just a ...
12:19 am GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, And Others Will Share Wi-Fi Hot Spots
Imagine for a moment that you are sitting in your front yard in a lawn chair, sipping lemonade while attempting to read the latest news on your WiFi-only iPad. You're just out of range of your WiFi si...
12:09 am GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch K3 Server Is Making Enterprise Application Integrations More Efficient, Reduces Work By Half
How is data moved between systems? In the enterprise environment, point-to-point application interfaces are either handled with expensive and cumbersome utilities or, more likely, with custom code...a...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, May 22, 2012
Techcrunch Major Steal: King.com Poaches Talent Behind EAs Sims Social To Lead New London Studio
King.com, the European-casual-gaming-company-that-could, is cementing its ascendance on the Facebook platform by poaching one of the key producers responsible for EA's Sims Social and opening a new ga...
11:57 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Conference Aims To Fix Crappy Conference Calls
We all hate conference calls -- having to dial in, manually enter a room code and sometimes having to enter a passcode on top of that. Once you've actually logged in, there's a whole lot of talking on...
11:57 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch UberConference Aims To Fix Crappy Conference Calls
We all hate conference calls -- having to dial in, manually enter a room code and sometimes having to enter a passcode on top of that. Once you've actually logged in, there's a whole lot of talking on...
11:45 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch At TechCrunch Disrupt, Startup Alley Is Where the Shootouts Happen
Well folks, while you may think all the action is on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt, the flip side of the coin is the enormous amount of buzz, energy and networking that happens in Startup Alley. Today t...
11:25 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Incident Launches The gTar at Disrupt, An iPhone-Powered Electronic Teaching Guitar
The gTar is disruption defined. It takes the guitar, an instrument with a steep learning curve, and adds a bit of digital wizardry in the form of an embedded iPhone to make learning dramatically easie...
11:14 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Koemei Is Out To Transcribe All Video And Make It Searchable
Lord knows there is a lot of online video out there these days, but only a tiny proportion of it has been transcribed (less than 1% according to some estimates). Searching the mountains of video gener...
11:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch After Walking Away From Acquisition Talks With Facebook, Ark Opens Its People Search Engine
Following a jam-packed beta test and a jaw-dropping $4.2 million seed round, Ark people search is open for sign ups...at least for the next three days. Ark lets you sift through profiles on Facebook, ...
11:02 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Fab Seeking To Raise $100m At A Super Fab Valuation
Earlier today we spoke to Fab.com CEO Jason Goldberg at TechCrunch Disrupt, on theanniversary of his company's pivot from gay social network to design focused flash sales site, and a week after its mi...
10:57 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch A Stroll Down Startup Alley: Bras, Coffee, And Lots Of PhotoVideo Sharing
Everyone comes to Disrupt for the Battlefield. Of course, the panels are interesting, and few can resist a fireside chat between Fred Wilson and Michael Arrington, but the true gem of our massive conf...
10:48 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Cyfeon Solutions Launches Answer Factory, A Database Tool That Aims To Collate The Web
The web is a vast, mostly useless, wasteland with bits of information held in random silos scattered about. Cyfeon Solutions' Answer Factory attempts to unite these locations in the spirit of increase...
10:41 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Wants Immediate Ban On Galaxy Tab 10.1 In The USA
On Friday May 18th, Apple filed a motion for a U.S. preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1. This follows a ruling by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Northern District o...
10:35 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch SpokenLayer Wants To Add Voice To The Web
What if you couldn't just read an article on your favorite blog or news site, but also listen to it being read out aloud by the author or professional voice talent? That's what SpokenLayer, which is l...
10:20 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Vancouver Startup Accelerator GrowLab Reveals Second Batch, Hires Super Angel Mike Edwards
Startup accelerators have been taking off in Canada of late, with FounderFuel and Year One Labs opening their doors in Montreal, Extreme Startups off and running in Toronto, and last year, Vancouver g...
09:52 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Andrew Keen Weighs In On Privacy: The Internet Hasnt Learned How To Forget
TechCrunch contributor Andrew Keen took to the Disrupt stage with our own Alexia Tsotsis earlier this morning to do two things -- promote his new book Digital Vertigo, and tackle the problem of sharin...
09:25 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Brad Garlinghouses Suggestion To Save Yahoo? Buy Flipboard And Gravity
Brad Garlinghouse, who just took over as CEO of YouSendIt and used to be a senior vice president at Yahoo several years ago, has a few ideas for the ailing web giant.The company's got a pile of cash i...
09:25 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Brad Garlinghouses Suggestion For Saving Yahoo? Buy Flipboard And Gravity
Brad Garlinghouse, who just took over as CEO of YouSendIt and used to be a senior vice president at Yahoo several years ago, has a few ideas for the ailing web giant.The company's got a pile of cash i...
09:17 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch TechStars Tisch: We Will See 2-3 NYC Startups Exit This Year Out Of 20-30 Strong Possibles
Silicon Valley may be the undisputed capital of tech at the moment, but New York holds its own with a set of unique qualities that make it an essential part of the game -- and for some kinds of startu...
09:15 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch House Beautiful Tests Pinterest IntegrationIn Its Printed Pages
House Beautiful is hopping on the Pinterest bandwagon today courtesy of digital watermarking provider Digimarc, which has just introduced technology allowing consumers to pin magazine images from the ...
09:11 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch CrunchFund Took A Stake In Tumblr, Buying From Existing Investors
Today at TechCrunch Disrupt, CrunchFund's MG Siegler took the stage to interview Tumblr CEO David Karp. But not before disclosing that his fund was now an investor in the New York City-based blogging ...
08:38 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch David Karp: Tumblrs Revenue Model Is All About Telling Stories
In a fireside chat with MG Siegler at TechCrunch Disrupt Monday, Tumblr founder David Karp described how his company thinks differently about advertising than Facebook or Google, and how they hope to ...
08:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Imgur Partners With Brisk And Scumbag Steve For Meme-ified Ads
Imgur has built a massive audience for the sometimes amusing, sometimes adorable images and memes that it hosts. Now it faces another challenge: Making money.With 2 billion monthly page views, adverti...
07:18 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Fab.com Has 4.5M Members, CEO Wants To Work With Pinterest (But Doesnt Actually Use It)
Fab.com CEO Jason Goldberg took the stage today at Disrupt, he laid out a grand vision for the site. He noted that it has been just under a year since the site launched, and it already has 4.5 million...
07:14 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Venture Capitalist Michael Moritz Says Hes Stepping Back From Sequoia Because of Illness
In very sad news, Mike Moritz, who has led top-tier venture firm Sequoia Capital through the very beginnings of the web until now, is stepping back because of an incurable disease. His firm has backed...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch About.me Releases Public API, SDK At Disrupt, Now Integrates With Reputation, Smarterer, Forkly, Kred And Showyou
About.Me is set to get a bit more social. The AOL-owned property just released a public API and SDK into the wild in partnership with Reputation.com, Smarterer, Forkly, Kred and Showyou. While the onl...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Angels Are Probably The Most Important Part Of The Capital Stack Says Fred Wilson
"I've never seen angels being lazy" says Union Square Ventures founder and prolific blogger Fred Wilson, refuting Ben Horowitz's claim that angel investors make too much money for too little work. Wil...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Google Missed The Boat On Buying Twitter. Hasnt Been Interested Since They Committed To Google+ -Fred Wilson
Google got the chance to buy Twitter, but the search giant passed, says Michael Arrington. "Google hasnt beeninterested in buying Twitter since they committed themselves to Google+ saysFred Wilso...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch EU Gives Google A Last Chance To Avoid Antitrust Charges
In late 2010, the European Commission launched an investigation into allegations that Google was abusing its dominant position in the search engine market. Today, Joaqun Almunia, the vice president of...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt NYC LIVE: Day One! #TCDisrupt
After months of prepping, countless run-throughs and all nighters, it's time to get this party started. Welcome to TechCrunch Disrupt New York City 2012. I have a feeling this is going to be the best ...
06:09 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch StatCounter: Google Chrome Pushes Past Microsofts Internet Explorer (Again)
Well, it's official. Or at least it's official if you believe in StatCounter's data. Google's Chrome web browser has overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer. For real this time. Maybe. The stat-counti...
06:03 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Disruptive Retail Trend Continues As Urbanara Secures 3.5m From TA Venture
Lately we've seen the rise of e-commerce and online retailer stertups disrupting the relationship between distributors and the consumer. Etsy comes to mind of course. Meanwhile, Made.com in the UK is ...
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Mobility Says Google-Moto Deal Will Close Tuesday Or Wednesday. Includes An Android Rider. Layoffs Coming?
Google has reached the final regulatory hurdle to its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, with China approving the transaction over the weekend, and today Motorola Mobility filed an 8-K fo...
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Mobility Says $12.5B Google-Moto Deal Will Close Tuesday Or Wednesday. Includes An Android Rider. Layoffs Coming?
Google has reached the final regulatory hurdle to its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, with China approving the transaction over the weekend, and today Motorola Mobility filed an 8-K fo...
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Mobility Says $12.5B Google Deal To Close Tuesday Or Wednesday. Layoffs Coming?
Google has reached the final regulatory hurdle to its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, with China approving the transaction over the weekend, and today Motorola Mobility filed an 8-K fo...
05:58 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Comcast Is Finally Rolling Out The X1, Its Set-top Box In The Cloud
Comcast announced Monday that it will make its newest set-top box available in Boston over the coming weeks, with a rollout planned across the entire country later this year. It's also introducing a m...
05:34 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch With Its Hotspot Shield Hitting 60M Downloads, AnchorFree Lands A Whopping $52M From Goldman Sachs
This morning AnchorFree, the makers of the popular virtual private network Hotspot Shield, is announcing that it has raised $52 million in series C financing from Goldman Sachs. All in all, this bring...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt NYC LIVE: Day One! #TCDisrupt
After months of prepping, countless run-throughs and all nighters, it's time to get this party started. Welcome to TechCrunch Disrupt New York City 2012. I have a feeling this is going to be the best ...
05:25 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Xfire Raises $3M To Expand Gamer Social Networking In Asia
Xfire, which offers social networking tools for gamers, just announced that it has raised $3 million in new funding.The round was led by Singapore-based IDM Venture Capital. It's apparently targeted s...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Hashtag App Lets You Follow Twitter & Instagram Hashtags In One Interface
This is kind of handy - and just in time for TechCrunch Disrupt. The team at Lemon Labs just launched a new app called "Hashtag App," which lets you follow Twitter hashtags on your iPhone or iPad. But...
05:20 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch As The End Of Google Docs Draws Near, Google Asks Stragglers To Transition To Google Drive
Google always pitched Google Drive, which launchedin April after a considerable period of hype, as a replacement for Google Docs. What many users didn't realize, it seems, is that Google will indeed c...
05:18 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Shares Slide More Than 13% To $33.20 On Second Trading Day After IPO
Facebook shares dropped more than 13 percent to $33.14 -- below the company's final $38 price in the company's highly anticipated initial public offering last week. Today is an interesting test for Fa...
05:18 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Shares Slide Nearly 12% To $33.76 On Second Trading Day After IPO
Facebook shares dropped more than 13 percent to $33.14 -- below the company's final $38 price in the company's highly anticipated initial public offering last week. Today is an interesting test for Fa...
04:56 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt NYC LIVE: Day One! #TCDisrupt
After months of prepping, countless run-throughs and all nighters, it's time to get this party started. Welcome to TechCrunch Disrupt New York City 2012. I have a feeling this is going to be the best ...
04:44 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch B-Ball, Travel, And Spoilers, Oh My! Hulus New Slate Of Exclusives and Originals
Hulu announced a new slate of original and exclusive programming Monday morning, as the video site ventures further into creating its own content. For Hulu, it's a way to begin controlling its own des...
03:05 pm GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Tremor Video Launches Platform For Building Ads That Work On Any Mobile Phone
Until recently, mobile video ads have mostly been pretty boring. That's because, frankly, they're difficult to make and scale across all the different devices that brands, agencies and marketers want ...
09:47 am GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Married Mr. Zuckerberg, Business Man?
With a wedding ring on his finger and his company public, is Mark Zuckerberg ready to make Facebook produce more profits, not just more social connections?Hisfanfare-less marriage to long-time girlfri...
08:43 am GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch How The Media (Including TechCrunch) Is Wrong About Facebooks IPO
Judging by many of the headlines on Friday, you might think that Facebooks IPO was a miserable failure. The Wall Street Journal declared, Facebooks IPO Sputters, and our very own TechCrunch declared t...
07:40 am GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Backstage With The Disrupt NYC Hackathon Winners: Thingscription, PoachBase, & PractiKhan
The speaker schedule for TechCrunch's Disrupt NYC conference has been set for a while now, but three brand new presenters were just added to the lineup: The winners announced earlier today at the fina...
07:09 am GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch $150,000 Is Up For Grabs At Stanfords BASES Finale This Week
Stanford has been a hotbed of startup activity for what seems like forever, and one reason for that is its Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students (BASES) program. The group, which h...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch The Story Behind Payment Disruptor Stripe.com And Its Founder Patrick Collison
Paypal created a cost effective way to safely accept payments 10 years ago, but the web has changed dramatically and accepting payments has not. EnterStripe, a company that in my opinion is going to g...
02:14 am GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch TCGadgets Webcast: Live From Disrupt NYC
This week we recorded live from the show floor at Disrupt NYC. We sat through 24 hours straight of hot-rod hacking at the Hackathon and now we're preparing for the main show and, most important, the b...
02:01 am GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch From A Disrupt Win To $18M In Funding And 4M+ Downloads, Soluto Tells All
Disrupt NYC 2012 begins in approximately 12 hours (tickets here). But it's been two years since Soluto, the software that will make your computer simply run better, took home the Disrupt cup at the TC...
01:39 am GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch How Android Developers Can Thrive With Google Play
Apples planned phase-out of the UDID has introduced considerable angst in the app marketing community. The UDID provides a standard, widely supported method for attributing performance of advertising ...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, May 21, 2012
Techcrunch Silicon Valley Can Do Better Than Facebook
Congratulations to Facebook for going public. Congratulations to the employees that are now millionaires. Congratulations to the founders who are now billionaires. Congratulations to the bankers, lawy...
10:26 pm GMT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Techcrunch Introducing Our 2012 Disrupt NYC Hackathon Winners: Thingscription, PoachBase, And Practikhan!
After nearly 24 hours of fighting fatigue and crafting code, our Disrupt NY 2012 Hackathon is finally drawing to a close. Not a moment too soon -- I think some of our hackers are about ready to keel o...
09:56 pm GMT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Back Up In Pakistan After An Order From The Prime Minister
A temporary solution to the drama that unfolded this morning when Twitter was blocked in Pakistan -- some believe over representations of the Prophet Mohammed and Twitter's refusal to block these imag...
09:29 pm GMT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Techcrunch New Project, Roominate, Offers A Fully-Wired Dollhouse For Kids
Teaching kids - especially little girls - about electronics is a hard job. First, there's the electricity. Then there's the sense that soldering, wiring, and lining up LEDs is considerably less fun th...
09:05 pm GMT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Techcrunch Watch The Hackathon Presentations Live! (Update)
A mere 24 hours ago, coders started hacking with hopes and dreams of building the next great app or program. Many participants stayed overnight, fueled on gumption and Red Bull. Others cut out early, ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Techcrunch Whats Big, Blue, Hopes To Save Our Planet And Is Not Facebook?
There have been a lot of complaints voiced over the last couple of years from people who wish entrepreneurs would address the world's "real problems" or do "something bigger" rather than create "me to...
08:15 pm GMT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Techcrunch Watch The Hackathon Presentations Live!
A mere 24 hours ago, coders started hacking with hopes and dreams of building the next great app or program. Many participants stayed overnight, fueled on gumption and Red Bull. Others cut out early, ...
08:13 pm GMT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Techcrunch SpaceX To Attempt A Second Launch On Tuesday, May 22
SpaceX and Elon Musk will not be held from the history books. Last night the company announced that engineers were currently replacing a faulty valve on engine #5, and if successful pending a data rev...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Techcrunch In Which The Maker Faire Restores Your Humble Correspondents Faith In Humanity
A life-size fire-breathing dragon. A fully robotic calliope band. A full-scale flight simulator built by teenagers. An entire herd of homemade R2-D2s. Electric cars, steampunk fashion, a robot petting...
07:20 pm GMT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Techcrunch From A TC40 Win To A $170M Intuit Acquisition, Mint.com Tells All
With Disrupt NYC 2012 literally a day away (tickets here), it's hard not to think about the past success of our former Battlefield startups. I've taken a close look at quite a few over the past couple...
07:01 pm GMT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Techcrunch Watch The Hackathon Presentations Live!
Mere 24 hours ago coders started hacking together programs with hopes and dreams of building the next great app or program. Many participants stayed overnight, fueled on gumption and Red Bull. Others ...
06:53 pm GMT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Techcrunch Morning, Hackers! The 24-Hour Disrupt NYC Hackathon: Coding Ends, Judging Starts Soon
It's been a long, caffeine-fueled ride for the hundreds of hackers who have set up at our big Disrupt NY 2012 Hackathon, but the furious process of taking a wild idea and turning it into something rea...
06:53 pm GMT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Techcrunch Sure, Draw Something. Just Not The Prophet
Pictures of the Prophet Mohammad have always been a highly contentious issue -- they're not explicitly prohibited in the Qu'ran but many Sunni Muslims forbid the idea, while others do not seem to mind...
02:58 pm GMT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Pakistan Blocks Twitter Over Blasphemous Content, Facebook Complies?
Another day, another example of a country making it harder for its citizens to use the web and some of its most effective channels of communication. There are reports coming in from Pakistan that it h...
02:58 pm GMT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Pakistan Blocks Twitter Over Blasphemous Content, Facebook Complies? [Update: Back Up]
Another day, another example of a country making it harder for its people to use the web and some of its most effective channels of communication? There are reports coming in from Pakistan that it has...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Techcrunch This City Never Sleeps, And Neither Do The Hackers
It's midnight. The city is alive with Saturday night fever, and Pier 94 is just as awake, and perhaps a bit more drunk. Tequila shots (and plenty of beers) are flowing, along with Red Bull, Mountain D...
06:11 am GMT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The Disrupt NY 2012 Hackathon Hackers
It's been about eight hours since our big Disrupt Hackathon kicked off, and all of our intrepid hackers have been busy letting the code (and the caffeine) fly ever since. I managed to tear a few of th...
05:28 am GMT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Techcrunch Day After IPO, Mark Zuckerberg Marries Longtime Girlfriend Priscilla Chan
What a week. After eight years, Mark Zuckerberg takes Facebook public at a $104 billion valuation. His longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan gets her medical degree from the UC San Francisco.And to top i...
04:32 am GMT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Techcrunch The Disrupt NYC Hackathon: Were 8 Hours In
There's a strong murmur in the room with random spurts of excitement. Hackers and coders have teamed up and mostly (hopefully) decided on a project. There are only 15 hours left. But night is approach...
02:31 am GMT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Techcrunch The Art Of Expression: T-Shirts Of The Disrupt NYC 2012 Hackathon
Hackers aren't necessarily known for their fashion sense. Most of the time, a t-shirt and jeans is as far as it goes. But there are certain circumstances in which it's clear that hackers pay a little ...
01:14 am GMT - Sun, May 20, 2012
Techcrunch The Four Most Underhyped Trends In Social TV
Last time I took a look at the most over-hyped topics of the Future of TV, and I thought a great follow-up would be to look at the reverse case. After all, it's easy to sit there and critique, but wha...
11:34 pm GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch China Finally OKs Googles Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility
It's been just over nine months since Google announced their intentions to acquire hardware manufacturer Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, and now it seems that the final pieces of the deal have fa...
09:17 pm GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch The Disrupt 2012 NYC Hackathon Is Officially On!
The anticipation is palpable. Hundreds of hackers have congregated outside Manhattan's Pier 94, planning, strategizing, and praying to baby Jesus that their fates will be similar to those of Group.me ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Dont Click Here
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Gabe Rivera, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor play toe jam football in the shadow of the Facebook IPO. Try as we might, we can't shake the weight of Faceb...
08:45 pm GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch The Free Ride Is Over For Streaming Video
Comcast's plans to do away with its 250 GB data cap and charge users based upon usage marks the end of an era for cable TV providers, and for the online video industry. No longer will users be able to...
08:36 pm GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter: Meet CordLite, The Light-Up iPhone Cable For Night Owls
My set ritual before going to bed each night is as follows -- turn out the lights, plug in my iPhone, take off my glasses and attempt vainly to nod off. Step two in that process can be a bit of a crap...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch Marketing Lessons Startups Need to Learn from Googles Project Glass Concept Video
You may have seen it by nowGoogles concept video about its new Project Glass. These glasses will do what your smart phone will do only without having to hold anythingyou actually see your options at t...
05:39 pm GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch Newspaper Attacks UK Government For Its Closeness To Google
UK tabloid newspaper The Daily Mail, has decided to raise the issue of Google's influence on the UK government, after uncovering the fact that Conservative party ministers have held meetings with Goog...
04:31 pm GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch SpaceXs Historic Launch Aborted Less Than A Second Prior To Launch
"Entering terminal count autosequence. 60 seconds to engine fire. #DragonLaunch," Tweeted Elon Musk as his space company was less than a minute away from it's historic flight. But the launch didn't ha...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch Hyperlinks Are Dumb And Bleeding Money; How To Ensure Yours Arent
When an email hits our inbox, we know not only who its from but their entire web imprint. LinkedIn can point out the profile of the woman you interviewed for a sales role last week and the gentleman y...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch Personalization Is Not A Feature
Weve all watched from the sidelines as companies have come out in a burst of glory, and then, two years later, spent their venture capital, lost their user base, and failed to monetize. This begs the ...
09:41 am GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch Real Tech Alert: Elon Musks SpaceX Falcon 9 Ready For Takeoff To International Space Station
SpaceX, the private space exploration company founded by PalPal and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk, is ready to boldly go where no private company has legitimately attempted to go before: The Inter...
06:06 am GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch ClarityRay Battles Ad Blockers With $500K In Funding
Some of you are probably reading this post with ad blocker right now and to be honest, I don't blame you. Sure, there's the occasional amusing or genuinely useful ad, but not terribly often, so why n...
03:48 am GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch Study: Twitter Sentiment Mirrored Facebooks Stock Price Today
Facebook's IPO was obviously the single most discussed topic on Twitter today. The good folks over at social media data platform DataSift monitored what Twitter users were saying about the IPO through...
02:28 am GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Reveals How Much Stock Each Bank Got, Morgan Stanley Nabbed $6 Billion Worth
Just after the markets closed on its first day of public trading, Facebook amended its S-1 with a complete prospectus detailing how much stock each underwriter got to sell. Morgan Stanley, the lead-le...
02:27 am GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch David Kirkpatrick On What The Facebook Effect Could Be Post-IPO [TCTV]
Mark Zuckerberg's remote ringing of the opening bell and Facebook's initial stock trades were a bit anti-climactic in person at the NASDAQ Marketsite in New York City, as we've written -- NASDAQ is a ...
01:39 am GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch GameStop To Sell SIM Cards
GameStop is hurting. Same store sales fell 5%-11% and revenue was down 17% to $2 billion. Profit fell to $72.5 million. Arguably, those are still huge numbers and presumably a new console refresh shou...
01:03 am GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch These 3D Printer Trading Cards Are What Kids Will Swap In The Future
While, arguably, you’re not going to convince many kids to give up their Topps or Pokemon cards for these things, it’s nice to know they exist. They’re 3D Printer trading cards featu...
12:32 am GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Acquisition of Karma Brings Mobile Commerce, App Monetization Prowess
Facebook has just acquired mobile commerce startup Karma, which makes apps for gifting friends and family. The terms of the deal are undisclosed but 16 employees of the startup will be joining Faceboo...
12:31 am GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch Bankers Got Too Aggressive With Pricing Facebook As Shares Barely Break Above $38
The underwriters of Facebook's $16 billion debut on NASDAQ fought to the finish to keep the company's shares above last night's final price of $38 a share. Shares closed at $38.23 today. Sources tell ...
12:31 am GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch Bankers Got Too Aggressive With Pricing Facebook As They Struggled To Keep Shares Above $38
The underwriters of Facebook's $16 billion debut on NASDAQ fought to the finish to keep the company's shares above last night's final price of $38 a share. Shares closed at $38.23 today. Sources tell ...
12:04 am GMT - Sat, May 19, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 05.18.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Gabe Rivera, John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gilmor. Recording live at 1pm PST. ...
10:56 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook IPO Day: The Scene At NASDAQs NYC Times Square HQ [TCTV]
In case there was any confusion after Facebook's eight years in business and its recent geographic expansions, it was cleared up today: Facebook's home and heart lies in Silicon Valley. TechCrunch TV ...
10:56 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook IPO Day: The Scene At NASDAQ in NYCs Times Square [TCTV]
In case there was any confusion after Facebook's eight years in business and its recent geographic expansions, it was cleared up today: Facebook's home and heart lies in Silicon Valley. TechCrunch TV ...
10:52 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch TCGadgets Webcast: The Avengers, Nerf, And Kickstarter Tips
Is The Avengers worth your money? Do the disc-blasting Nerf guns leave a welt? How do you pull a Pebble and reign in $3 million on Kickstarter? In this week's TC/Gadgets webcast, we answer all this an...
10:49 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Chinas Tencent To Restructure Into Six Groups, Heres Why
China's Internet juggernaut Tencent announced today that it would undergo a restructuring of its business units into six groups. Ren Yuxin was also named as the new chief operating officer and will he...
10:20 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Announces Its Back-To-School Promotion: Buy A PC, Get A Free Xbox
Microsoft, just like Apple, usually runs a major back-to-school promotion every summer that is meant to give students (and their parents) some extra incentives to buy a new computer. The company's jus...
10:12 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch DIY Doorbell Will Send Pictures Of Your Guests To Your iPhone
Say you’re a misanthrope and you’re afraid of humans. What to do? Well, you could cower in the dark when people ring your doorbell or you could laugh derisively at their smug faces in the ...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch From A Hackathon Win To A 650K Round And 10,000 Users, Docracy Tells All
The tale of Docracy's year-long journey is a fun one. When Matt Hall and his partner John Watkinson first went into the Hackathon last year, the only goal was to get a prototype working for an idea th...
09:54 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch The Presidents Tech Gurus Want A Few Good Men And Women At TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Next Week
The President's technology gurus, US CTO Todd Park and CIO Steven VanRoekel, will be looking for savvy innovators to work with at next week's TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York (tickets here). ...
09:51 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch $16B Should Just About Cover It: Heres The $15B Privacy Class Action Complaint Against Facebook
Facebook, which has now listed on NASDAQ, is set to make $16 billion if its share holds at the $38 price that it set yesterday -- more if it ends higher. Here's a coincidence: that's just north of the...
09:51 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch $16B Should Cover It: Heres The $15B Facebook Privacy Class Action Suit, And Facebooks Response
Facebook, which has now listed on NASDAQ, is set to make $16 billion if its share holds at the $38 price that it set yesterday -- more if it ends higher. Here's a coincidence: that's just north of the...
09:35 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Gets His Own Bizarre Animated News Video On IPO Day
If only Facebook IPO day were a little less of a snoozefest than it is now. If only it had Zuckerberg impaling investors while riding a bull rampaging through a city. Or an elevator to space. Or Zucke...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch The Underwhelming Scene Outside Facebook HQ
Well, they warned us.Yesterday, Facebook PR was telling reporters that when the company went public this morning, there wouldn't be much to see at the Menlo Park headquarters. Nonetheless, I made the ...
08:42 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Says Our Mission Isnt To Be A Public Company In Pre-IPO Opening Remarks
Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg received a hoodie from the NASDAQ and thanked his site's users in opening remarks recorded before he rang the NASDAQ opening bell this morning.In his short speech that j...
08:42 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Receives Hoodie, Says Our Mission Isnt To Be A Public Company In Pre-IPO Remarks
Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg received a commemorative hoodie from the NASDAQ CEO Bob Greifeld and thanked his site's users in opening remarks recorded before he rang the NASDAQ opening bell this mor...
08:36 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch comScore: 1 In 5 Videos Viewed Online Last Month Was An Ad
According to online analytics company comScore, Americans watched 37 billion online videos on sites like YouTube, Yahoo and Facebook in April. In total, 181 million U.S. Internet users watched an aver...
08:02 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Quipper Raises $3.6m For Its Fun Take On E-Learning
There are lots of different approaches to the amorphous market of 'e-learning' but only a handful ever feel much like fun. I think amongst the best of these are sites like MangaHigh which teaches Math...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Tracks Releases Most Ambitious Update Yet: Custom Camera, New Filters, And Real-Time Video
How timely. After launching a year ago at Disrupt NYC 2011, Tracks is today releasing one of its biggest updates to date. The service is much like Color, but without the creepy factor as any and all m...
07:55 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch How Big Is The FB IPO? Its So Big I Just Hit Inbox Zero
Why is there nothing but Facebook IPO news today, you (Facebook haters) may be asking? Well, outside of the obvious - people are obsessed, this is a historic event, it's the biggest tech IPO over, etc...
07:52 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Zyngas Share Price Falls Off A Cliff As Facebook IPOs
Zynga's share price plummeted 11.4% from $8.09 to $7.19 in the eight minutes after Facebook's IPO went live, and down 13.3% since yesterday. Investors may be worrying that a solid performance of Faceb...
07:52 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Zyngas Share Price Falls Off A Cliff As Facebook IPOs, Down 13.3% Before Trading Halted
Zynga's share price plummeted 11.4 percent from $8.09 to $7.19 in the eight minutes after Facebook's IPO went live, and down 13.3 percent since yesterday. Trading has been halted to stem further losse...
07:52 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Shares Go On Wild Ride During Facebook IPO Big Fall, Then Recovery [Updated]
Zynga's share price plummeted 11.4 percent from $8.09 to $7.19 in the eight minutes after Facebook's IPO went live, and down 13.3 percent since yesterday. Trading has been halted to stem further losse...
07:30 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch No IPO Pop Here: Facebook Is Flat On Last Nights Final Price of $38 Per Share
Facebook shares opened at $42.05, a 10.5 percent increase from its final price last night at $38. This would value the company at $115 billion.While the price is going to fluctuate a lot today, there'...
07:30 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch No IPO Pop Here: Facebook Trades Slightly Higher At Around $40
Facebook shares opened at $42.05, a 10.5 percent increase from its final price last night at $38. Shares are actually currently almost flat at $39.16, which is 3.6 percent higher than $38 the price th...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Opening Trade Has Been Delayed On NASDAQ
Facebook's opening trade on NASDAQ has been delayed. We don't know why, but we're hearing mixed reports involving both unexpectedly high demand from retail investors and problems with canceling orders...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Key Executives And Shareholders: What Is Everyone Worth?
Trading has now begun on Facebook after a bit of a hiccup with NASDAQ, and while the numbers are nowhere near the heady heightsof $70-$100 that some people were murmuring earlier, the $42.05 opening f...
06:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Need A Little Context On Facebooks IPO? The Social Network Made More Money Than
Today's Facebook IPO is a momentous, historical occasion. It's set to be the biggest tech IPO ever, and the third largest IPO in U.S. history, second only to Visa and General Motors. The company that ...
06:50 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Gadget Of The Week: The Omega J8006 Juicer
In this first installment of Gadget Of The Week I decided to try something a bit different. Rather than focus on some obscure cellphone or wonky laptop, I decided to take on one of the biggest questio...
06:47 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Explainer: What Happens In The 15 Minutes Before Facebook Shares Start Trading
Facebook shares are supposed to go live on the NASDAQ market in about 20 minutes. But what happens in the next crucial 15? We caught up with NASDAQ's Bruce Aust, who is the executive vice president an...
06:36 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch $FB Is Blowing Up On StockTwits, Too
Another startup cashing in (figuratively speaking) on the FB IPO: StockTwits. Earlier this week, the social network for investors added Facebook to itsStockTwits Social Heatmap, a feature on the site ...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg Posts Status Update As He Rings The NASDAQ Opening Bell
This is awesome. At 9:30 AM ET, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted what's bound to be a historical status update to his Facebook Timeline. The post simply reads: "Mark Zuckerberglisted a company onNA...
05:52 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Knodes Made A Teaser Trailer For Our Hackathon Tomorrow And Its Awesome!
The Hackathon is one of the best parts of Disrupt. Granted, it's not quite as emotional as watching the Battlefield rounds play out, but there's something sort of inspiring about the idea that you may...
05:47 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Photos: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Rings In The NASDAQ Bell
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg didn't travel to New York's Times Square for the company's big day. He did it unconventionally like you'd expect a hacker would. He opened the bell remotely fr...
05:47 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Video & Photos: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Rings In The NASDAQ Bell
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg didn't travel to New York's Times Square for the company's big day. He did it unconventionally like you'd expect a hacker would. He opened the bell remotely fr...
05:46 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch How Facebook Hacked The NASDAQ Button
Editor's note:Some savvy Facebook engineers rigged the NASDAQ button to automatically post "Mark Zuckerberg has listed a company on NASDAQ - FB" to the CEO's Timeline as herung the bell to open the NA...
05:45 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Ready To Talk FB? Social Finance Site TradingView Debuts Real-Time Chat
Social finance siteTradingView, which launched in September of last year, is rolling out a new feature just in time for the Facebook IPO (c'mon, you knew there would have to be at least one story abou...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Samsungs Galaxy S III Reportedly Racks Up Over 9 Million Pre-Orders Worldwide
As if anyone needed any more proof that the Samsung's Galaxy S III would sell like (slightly more expensive) hotcakes, a report from the Korea Economic Daily reveals that the long-awaited handset rack...
05:22 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Charts: Facebooks IPO In Historical Context And Its Share Price Over Time
Facebook will be the largest tech IPO in history today as the company and its early shareholders raise $16 billion. There is also an allotment for them to sell up to $2.4 billion more in the next 30 d...
05:17 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Analysts: Nokia On Track To Burn Through Its Whole $6B Cash Pile In Next 2 Years
The Facebook IPO is expected to usher in a day of massive trading volumes on the markets, and some believe that might translate to a lift for some tech stocks. But one that could really use some help ...
05:14 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Mark Zuckerberg Ring The NASDAQ Bell Before Facebooks IPO
You can watch livefrom the NASDAQ siteas Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes history this morning ringing the bell to open the day's trading on the NASDAQ from Facebook's headquarters just before his c...
04:41 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch XKCD: Punch Me In The Face If I Use Klout
I don't understand Klout. I've convinced myself that it's best that way. I just avoid it, really. Grading a person's social media influence on a scale of 100 seems like something popular girls would d...
04:23 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Woot! A $200 32GB HP TouchPad
Yeah, it's not $99 and it's refurbished but it's still a TouchPad. The tablet was once heralded as an iPad killer. Now, I'm not sure if it could even kill a Notion Ink Adam in a head-to-head sales bat...
01:41 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch European Activists Could Force Facebooks New Privacy Changes To A Worldwide Vote
Perhaps not the best timing for Facebook, but great timing for those looking for more profile on the whole issue of privacy and how it is approached by Facebook. The European activistseurope-v-faceboo...
01:23 pm GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Says Haters Gonna Hate, Likers Gonna Like
Facebook knows what's best for you, sometimes before you do. That's the meaning of a new "Likers Gonna Like" inspirational mini-poster printed by the Facebook Toronto Office. If you don't approve of s...
11:34 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Want Facebook Shares? HKs 8 Securities Offers $200 Of Them If You Join Its Trading Platform
With Facebook announcing its ballsy stock price of $38 yesterday and all eyes now on what will happen with the social network when it finally goes public today, a new trading platform in Hong Kong, 8 ...
11:34 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Want Facebook Shares? HKs 8 Securities Offers $200 Worth If You Join Its Trading Platform
With Facebook announcing its ballsy stock price of $38 yesterday and all eyes now on what will happen with the social network when it finally goes public today, a new trading platform in Hong Kong, 8 ...
10:56 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Backed By Mark Cuban, WhiteyBoard Launches v2 Of Its Paint That Turns Walls Into Whiteboards
Two years ago, WhiteyBoard founders Saachi Cywinski, Sherwin Kim and Jason Wilk set out to re-think those clunky, inflexible whiteboards found in classrooms and offices around the country. They develo...
09:32 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch And The First Facebook IPO Hackathon Photos Roll In
Hundreds of Facebook employees congregated at 'Hacker Square' at the company's Menlo Park headquarters this evening ahead of the company's insanely-hyped initial public offering. Now, some of the firs...
08:52 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Spotting The Next Facebook: Why Emotions Are Big Business
Tomorrow Facebook will sell shares in one of the biggest tech IPOs in history. New investors will gobble up the stock to get a piece of the global phenomenon famously started in Mark Zuckerbergs dorm ...
06:05 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Keeps Shipping. Silence Spammy Apps And More With New Notification Controls
If there's something on Facebook that won't stop pinging you with Notifications, tell it to shut up instantly with Facebook's new granular, in-line notification controls. Hover over an alert in the Fa...
06:05 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Keeps Shipping. Now You Can Silence Spammy Apps And More With New Notification Controls
If there's something on Facebook that won't stop pinging you with Notifications, tell it to shut up instantly with Facebook's new granular, in-line notification controls. Hover over an alert in the Fa...
06:00 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins Closes On $525 Million For Its 15th Venture Fund, KPCB 15
Silicon Valley venture capital stalwart Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers is announcing this evening that it has closed on a $525 million round for its fifteenth venture fund, dubbed 'KPCB 15.' Th...
05:37 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks $38 Share Price Makes Instagram Deal Worth Nearly $1.2 Billion
Facebook's $38 share price would make its deal to buy Instagram worth nearly $1.2 billion, up from the roughly $1 billion price the company announced in April. That's a nice little bump but the deal h...
05:10 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Gasp! Thanks To These Startups, Teachers Are Making Money On The Web
On the whole, teacher compensation in the U.S. is embarrassing. To pick on marketers, some might see the fact that the average marketing manager makes twice the average salary of just about every type...
04:47 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch The Smart Si Thermostat Aims To Upset The Nest
This is the age of thinking thermostats and, not to be outdone by a well-known circular model, hardware startup Ecobee has released the Smart Si. It is a smart thermostat with small color screen and a...
04:25 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Pulse Is Getting Ready To Make Money, Looks To Hire Its First Sales Executive
Pulse, the popular free mobile news reader for iPhone, iPad and Android, could soon get ads. Until now, Pulse, which launched its first app in May 2010, was ad free and the company focused more on use...
04:10 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Hey Bike Owners: Spinlister Can Make You Up To $100 A Week
It's been about a month and a half since peer-to-peer bike rental service launched in San Francisco and New York. Since then, the New York-based startup has been busy trying to attract bike owners to ...
03:03 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Credits About to Grow Up. Fast
Although introduced in 2009, weve only seen glimpses of what Facebook Credits will become when it grows up, and Facebook is about to kick off the training wheels.So far, Facebook has done little to pr...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch FastCustomer Unleashes Telephone Service Call Concierge Service
"People are sick of shitty customer service," said FastCustomer co-founder, Stephanie Hay. And she and her team aim to do something about it.Their first product, for the iPhone, Android, and other pla...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch FastCustomer Unleashes Telephone Call Concierge Service
"People are sick of shitty customer service," said FastCustomer co-founder, Stephanie Hay. And she and her team aim to do something about it.Their first product, for the iPhone, Android, and other pla...
01:48 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch How High Will Facebook Stock Go Tomorrow? Place Your Bet At FacebookIPODayClosingPrice.com
Angel investor and all-around web magnate Chris Sacca wrote a quick tweet early yesterday about how it'd be cool if there was a website where people could predict where Facebook's stock will end up at...
01:19 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Wants An Interest Graph: Now Tracking Your Browsing To Make Follow Suggestions
Twitter does a lot of things right, but it still hasn't solved the problem of turning its noise into signal. After joining Twitter, it can take a lot of following and unfollowing scores of accounts be...
12:55 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon: If You Want To Keep Your Unlimited Data, Pay Full Price For Your Next Smartphone
Verizon CFO Fran Shammo ruffled a few feathers yesterday when he mentioned at an investor conference that every one of their customers would be on one of the carrier's new data share plans. In an effo...
12:43 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce.com: Q1 Net Loss Of $19.5M On Sales Of $695M. Benioff Says Itll Have Its First $3B Year FY2013
The ongoing interest and use of cloud-based services has brought a generally good set of results to one of the leaders in the enterprise software-as-a-service business.Salesforce.com released Q1 earni...
12:43 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Vizibility Launches Its NFC-Enabled Business Cards
Love'em or hate'em, despite the best efforts of Bump and others, traditional business cards aren't going away anytime soon. At least, though, some companies are trying to bridge the gap between paper ...
12:15 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Will Have The Biggest Tech IPO Ever, Raising $16 Billion With $38 Share Price
Facebook shares will start trading at $38 tomorrow, the company confirmed in a release, giving it a valuation of $104.12 billion.Facebook and its early shareholders will raise just over $16 billion in...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, May 18, 2012
Techcrunch We Talk To Two Exciting New NYC Startups: Fancy Hands And Stamped [TCTV]
Last night, Time Inc. threw a pretty badass party in NYC to celebrate "Ten Startups To Watch." Among the ten were Fancy Hands, a site that offers up a personal assistant for every and any need you mig...
11:43 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Freshdesk Launches $10M Future Fund To Bring Free Help Desk Support To 500+ Startups
Freshdesk, the makers of cloud-based help desk software that allows companies to support their customers through email, phone, website, Facebook and Twitter, are on a mission to compete with the big b...
11:11 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch The Google AdSense Killer And 3 Other Ways Facebook Could Make A Lot More Money
Tiny sidebar and news feed ads aren't going to cut it. If Facebook wants to live up to a $100 billion valuation it will need bold new revenue streams. An offsite ad network, big glossy news feed ads, ...
11:03 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch HPs Stock Price Is Climbing Amid Massive Layoff Rumors
HP is reportedly going to be announcing massive layoffs next Wednesday. Conflicting reports state somewhere between 25K and 30K jobs, between 7% and 8% of HP's global workforce, could be eliminated in...
11:02 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Everyme Adds Android, A Web App, and Instagram Integration
Everyme, the Y Combinator-backed mobile startup that helps users create groups for private sharing, is launching a whole bunch of new stuff today.For starters, it's releasing apps for both Android and...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, CRVs George Zachary Discusses Bubbles on the Eve of Facebooks IPO
"In the Studio" hosts a Silicon Valley technology veteran this week, someone who has been around tech since 1977, in venture since 1995, an early investor in Twitter, Yammer, and Millennial Media, a f...
10:27 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Comcast Kills Its 250GB Data Cap, Is Testing More Flexible Data Plans
Comcast announced today that it is doing away with its 250 GB data cap, and will be moving to test out new plans will charge customers based on usage, rather than cutting them off.Since 2008, Comcast ...
10:26 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Balloonduck: Where Pinterest Meets Twitter To Sate Your Curiosity
We first wrote about Balloonduck back in March. At the time, the social network was accepting invite requests prior to a full launch, so as to avoid empty room syndrome. But today is the big day: Ball...
09:44 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Getaround Wants To Get You To TechCrunch Disrupt
Getaround was the big winner at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2011. Since then, the startup has continued to lead and dominate the car sharing space. This year, Getaround will be back in New York to help us h...
09:36 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Weotta Go: An iPhone App That Suggests Activities For Right Now
Here's an iPhone app for those moments when you're wondering, "Okay, I've got some free time right now what should I do?"Weotta Go is actually the latest product from Weotta, a startup that launched ...
09:28 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Schumer And Caseys Ex-PATRIOT Act: Details Of How They Plan To Get Saverins $67M And More
Charles Schumer and Bob Casey, the two U.S. Senators behind the Ex-PATRIOT act -- a proposal to go after early Facebook backer Eduardo Saverin and others like him that have renounced U.S. citizenship ...
09:20 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Postmates Debuts Get It Now iPhone App To Bring On-Demand Couriers To All Of SF
Postmates, the urban logistics startup that launched its flagship business-to-business courier system back in December, just launched the public version of its first consumer-facing app, "Get It Now."...
09:16 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Time Warner Cable Customers Now Get HBO Go On Xbox, Roku & Samsung TVs
Time Warner Cable is on a roll with this whole TV Everywhere thing. Just a day after adding Viacom stations to its live streaming iPad app, the cable provider has announced support for HBO Go on the X...
09:14 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Enough With Social Stalking: Business-Focused INTRO App Will Let Members Network More Privately
INTRO, the ambient location app whose claim-to-fame is howits angling to become the LinkedIn of the social/local people-stalking space, is now increasing its business-oriented focus. With theiOS apps ...
09:14 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch When Will Fashion Tech Just Be Fashion?
Speaking at Peter Thiel's class at Stanford last week, investor and entrepreneur Mark Andreessen called out retail as a "particularly promising" vertical for tech innovation.Were seeing and will conti...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Hacker High School, GameDesk, Aims To Create A Generation of Makers
Facebook created a $100 billion empire on top of a "hacker culture," a workplace ethos that encourages wild experimentation and collaborative fun. Now, AT&T is betting $3.8 million that one school...
08:55 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Bing Launches Its Paid Search API, But Will Still Offer A Free Tier
Just about a month ago, Microsoft announced that it would end free access to its Bing Search API and start charging a minimum of $40 per month for the service. Today, the company is officially launchi...
08:54 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch T-Mobile Launching New Mobile Broadband Plans For Contract Haters On May 20
T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm noted during their last earning call that their prepaid users helped make up for the loss of 510,000 postpaid subscribers, and now it seems that they've got another bone to t...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Tiger Pistol Raises $1M+ For Easy Social Media Marketing, Leaves Beta
Tiger Pistol, an Australian startup offering social media marketing tools that it describes as both "small business friendly" and "enterprise powerful", is coming out of its closed beta test today and...
08:38 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter For Groups And Events: YC Alum Crowdtilt Picks Up $2.1M From SV Angel, YC Partners And More
The rush of interest around crowdfunding is spawning many variations on the theme, and one of the more original of them -- Crowdtilt, part of the most recent crop of Y-Combinator startups -- is today ...
08:19 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Now Honors Mozillas Do Not Track Feature
Mozilla's Do Not Track feature, which allows users to tell websites that they would like to opt-out of being tracked by third parties, is starting to gain some traction among both users and publishers...
08:11 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Report: LTE Connections To Hit 90 Million By Years End, 1 Billion By 2017
By now, we're pretty familiar with the term 4G LTE. But that in and of itself is somewhat surprising. It took 12 years for GSM wireless technology to reach one billion connections, and WCDMA took 11 y...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Eduardo Saverin Backs Mobile Wallet Contender Crowdmob
Eduardo Saverin may no longer be a U.S. citizen. But that's not stopping him from investing in American companies.In fact, he just closed a deal. He's backing Crowdmob, a startup that's blending app p...
07:31 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Expands Its Merchandise Store To All Partners, Not Just Musicians
Last year, YouTube announced the ability for its music partners to begin selling merchandise, digital downloads and event tickets through a new YouTube feature called the Merch Store. Today, the compa...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Slide.ly Is Bringing Back The Mashup With Its Social Slideshow Service
The lowly photo slideshow is not dead yet, or at least that's the hope of the team at Tel Aviv-based EasyHi, which is debuting its new product Slide.ly today, backed by $1 million in seed funding. The...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Shortform Launches Bookmarklet And Facebook Open Graph For Seamless Video Curation And Sharing
Video curation platform Shortform is launching a few new features that will make it easier for its video jockeys (VJs) to curate and share content with friends and followers. The hope is that by intro...
06:53 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch The Facebook Stats Game: Brazil Has The Highest Active Reach; Bangkok Tops The List Of Cities
Facebook saysthat it generated half of its revenues outside of the U.S. and Canada in the first quarter of 2012, and some numbers out today underscore just how extensive its reach is in different mark...
06:38 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch YesterdayMe: A Site That Tracks Yesterdays Alcohol Consumption
Every few days something really amazing dumps over the transom here at TC HQ. Today it was YesterdayMe.com. Built by Vladimir V. Tuporshin and partner, Ilja Razinkov, the site essentially allows you t...
06:31 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Quietly Launches Pages Manager iOS App, But You Probably Cant Use It Yet
Carefully cultivating your Facebook presence can be tough enough when you only have your personal profile to deal with, but it's a completely different story when you've got a full-blown Page (or thre...
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Prospects In Asia
Facebook's IPO story is a lot about mobile, international growth and Asia.I am not Asian by birth but have been living there for a dozen years and researching key Asian markets since before Facebook w...
06:17 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Reuters Agrees: The Next iPhone Will Be Larger
The Wall Street Journal made waves yesterday. Citing unnamed sources, the Journal reported Apple is ordering larger touchscreens for the next iPhone. Now, citing its own unnamed sources, Reuters somew...
06:08 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Moglue Makes It Dead Simple For Anyone To Create And Publish Interactive Ebooks
Creating and publishing content-rich, interactive ebooks without programming skills or distribution power: that's the problem New York- and Seoul-based startupMoglueis trying to solve. TheTechCrunch D...
06:08 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch From TC50 Winners To A $7.4M Round And A Home Depot Acquisition, Redbeacon Tells All
I've been on a journey through the past as Disrupt NYC (tickets here) draws closer, sifting through past Disrupt and TC50 startups with the hopes of getting a clear update on the accomplishments, the ...
06:07 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Buffer Acquires ShareFeed, Brings KISSmetrics CEO Hiten Shah On As Advisor
Buffer, the little service for scheduling your social media updates, has some big news today: it's acquiring competitor ShareFeed, and is bringing its CEO Hiten Shah on board as a mentor and advisor. ...
05:55 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Netflixs Former Customers Are Returning After Rebranding Fiasco
At a J.P Morgan conference held in Boston on Wednesday, Netflix CFO David Wells said that the company was looking up and, more importantly, customers who cancelled the service because of the Qwikster ...
04:28 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Still Smiling, Eduardo? Senators Schumer, Casey Want To Collect Your $67M In Facebook Taxes Anyway
Another development in the ongoing story of how Eduardo Saverin has given up his U.S. citizenship to avoid paying $67 million in taxes related to Facebook's IPO: the U.S. government doesn't want him g...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch The Weather Channel Beautifies And Socializes Its iPhone App
In an effort to streamline its digital offerings, The Weather Channel has today announced that its popular iPhone app has undergone a major redesign. It started with the launch of the iPad app, and ju...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch AppHarbor Launches Its Azure Competitor In Europe
Heroku was a hit with Ruby developers because it was an easy-to-use development platform. Others have tried to do the same with other languages such as PHP Fog, dotCloud. Then last year AppHarbor, a '...
02:46 pm GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Rakuten CEO On The $100M Pinterest Round: We Want Pinterest Users To Pin Images And Buy Using Our ID
Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce giant leading a $100 million investment in Pinterest, will be making two major contributions to the image-based social network as it gears up for its next stage of gro...
09:52 am GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Quora Investor Peter Thiel: The Samwers Are Never Going To Clone Quora,
There's been a lot of armchair valuation punditryacross the Valley this week. As the Facebook IPO looms, our intricately entwined ecosystem of startups and investors seeks to benefit from the domino e...
05:48 am GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Disney Video Launches In Beta, Bringing Kid-Friendly Clips And Trailers To All Your Devices
There's a new product that just came out of Disney Labs -- a video portal for clips, movie trailers, and even a collection of curated YouTube videos, all designed to be watched online or on any of you...
04:08 am GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Positionly Raises $300,000 For Search Engine Ranking From Point Nine, Others
Search engine ranking startup Positionly has secured $300,000 seed funding from Berlin-based led by seed VC Point Nine Capital and joined by Angels Mariusz Gralewski and Michal Skrzynski. ...
02:10 am GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Palantir Technologies Nabs $56M In New Funding, SEC Filing Shows
Palantir Technologies, the big data analysis company founded in 2004 by a team of ex-PayPal employees including Peter Thiel, has raised $56 million in new funding, according to a document filed today ...
01:38 am GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Sleepover Time! All-Night Hackathon Precedes IPO At Facebook Headquarters
Carrying on in the esteemed tradition of Facebook hackathons, there will be an all-nighter at the company's Menlo Park headquarters that culminates with CEO Mark Zuckerberg ringing in the NASDAQ bell ...
01:38 am GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Sleepover Time! All-Night Hackathon Precedes Facebook IPO At Headquarters
Carrying on in the esteemed tradition of Facebook hackathons, there will be an all-nighter at the company's Menlo Park headquarters that culminates with CEO Mark Zuckerberg ringing in the NASDAQ bell ...
12:50 am GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch How Personal Capital Wants To Bring Money Management Into The Internet Age [TCTV]
Personal Capital, which launched last year, provides a suite of software aimed at helping people manage all their personal finances -- no matter where they are -- through one central suite of web and ...
12:30 am GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Why The Internet Doesnt Make Us Care More About Politics
American politics used to be fun: frequent political carnivals in the 19th century would mix parties, parades, and political speeches in an endless stream of local civic life. As a result, America had...
12:27 am GMT - Thu, May 17, 2012
Techcrunch Its Time For A Larger iPhone
The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that Apple is currently ordering larger screens for the next iPhone. With the usual nonsense, the WSJ cited people familiar with the matter and stated the...
11:44 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch More Google+ In Gmail: Improved Circle Integration, Circle Search and Quick Access To Contact Details
The folks over at Google just love their Google+ social network and more and more Google+ features have been creeping into Gmail lately as well. Today, Google is bringing even more of Google...
11:42 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Bitly Kinda Says Its Not Raising $20M, But Sorta Hints That It Is
Is link shortener Bitly raising $20 million in new funding? The Verge says it is. In response to my email, a company spokesperson denied The Verge's story, but in vague enough terms that it could prob...
11:35 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Viacom Gives Up Fight Against Time Warner Cable, Adds Channels to TWC iPad App
Customers of Time Warner Cable have some reason to rejoice today, as the cable company has gotten the go-ahead to add channels like MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central to its live streaming iPad app. The add...
11:01 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch How Many Daily Downloads Does It Take To Reach The Top Of The App Store?
It's hard to underestimate how important ranking in Apple's top 25 in the iTunes store is for mobile app developers. After all, the top 25 is what one of the most important app discovery mechanisms fo...
11:01 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch How Many Daily Downloads Does It Take To Reach The Top Of The App Store? [Updated]
It's hard to underestimate how important ranking in Apple's top 25 in the iTunes store is for mobile app developers. After all, the top 25 is what one of the most important app discovery mechanisms fo...
10:34 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Third Pivots The Charm? Events Site Ravn Becomes Flash Sales Site Touch Of Modern
No one ever called a limit on the number pivots a company can do, right? So here's the latest at a company we've been watching for a while now.RAVN, an event planning and sharing app that itself was t...
10:31 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch This Wont End Well: Toyota Connects With Nintendo DS For In-Car Navigation Interface
For some inexplicable reason, Nintendo and Toyota have teamed up to turn the Nintendo DS into a navigational remote control, thereby allowing drivers (although I hope passengers do most of the fiddlin...
10:04 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Forrester: 32.1 Million U.S. Households Now Access Online Video On Their TVs
Almost 115 million households in the U.S. currently own at least on TV set and 36 million own four or more. That's a huge market and as Apple, Google and Microsoft try wrestle more of this business aw...
10:01 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon To Axe Unlimited Data Once Their New Data Share Plans Go Live
Verizon Wireless has been working on bringing shared data plans to market for months now, but it turns out not everyone will enjoy making that transition. Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said at an investor c...
09:39 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Funny Or Die Gets Strategic Investment From Turner, Looks To Accelerate Growth
Independent online video company Funny Or Die is about to get a lot of help from a traditional TV company, as it's struck a strategic partnership with Turner Broadcasting to collaborate on multiplatfo...
09:20 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Office Hours At TC Disrupt This Year Will Be All About Design. Apply Now.
One of the most memorable moments of TechCrunch Disrupt NYC last year was office hours with Paul Graham, who is the heart and co-founder of Y Combinator. We are doing it again this year. But because G...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Electric Imp Raises $7.9M From Redpoint & Lowercase Capital To Power The Internet of Things
One trend we've been tracking is the "Internet of Things" -- the idea that at some point, all devices will be intelligent and connected, allowing for things like whole home automation. The problem is ...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Google Just Got A Whole Lot Smarter, Launches Its Knowledge Graph
Today, Google is launching one of its most ambitious and interesting updates to its search engine in recent months. Starting in a few days, you will start to see large panels with additional factual i...
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Smarsh Acquires Former TC50 Finalist Perpetually, Founder Thanks NY Tech Scene
Disrupt alumni never cease to impress. TC50 finalist Perpetually and its web archiving technology have been acquired by Portland, Ore.- based Smarsh.Though the news hit the Web yesterday, we're told t...
08:32 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Pearson Buys Certiport For $140M To Beef Up Its IT Testing Business Globally
Pearson, the educational publisher,today made a move to beef up its international professional IT testing business: it announced that it is buying Certiport, a developer, marketer and distributor of c...
08:19 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Internet M&A Deals Down 55% Year-Over-Year, Thanks To Tech IPO Boom
Facebook's eight year history is famously speckled with a number of buyout offers from the likes of Yahoo, Google, and Microsoft. But each time, founder Mark Zuckerberg opted to keep his company indep...
08:14 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch News Discovery Site Prismatic Gets More Social With User Profiles
Startup Prismatic claims to show you news related to "what you're actually interested in." Starting today, users can to reveal those interests to others with newly launched profiles.When I first heard...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Path CEO Dave Morin Joins Eventbrite Board
Path co-founder and CEO Dave Morin is joining the board of the event ticketing startup Eventbrite, the company is announcing today. The news of the appointment follows what has been, so far, quite a b...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch The Junkmans Dilemma: How The Internet Has Changed How We See History
Back in in 1999, just as Ebay was coming into bloom, William Gibson wrote a piece on his experiences buying expensive watches online. He called the article My Obsession and it details his youth as a p...
07:42 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Payments Startup Jumio Takes On Card.io With Credit Card Scanning Toolkit For App Developers
Mobile payments and identity verification companyJumiois introducing its Netswipe Mobile SDK today, which allows developers to add credit card scanning functionality to their mobile applications. The ...
07:39 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Review: Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller
If you are looking for Piano or Rhodes-like feel for serious playing, Samson's Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller may not be right for you.However, if you need a keyboard for some light playing or sample t...
07:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Heres A Video Of Samsungs Galaxy S III In The Wild
The Galaxy S III is likely the most anticipated Android phone in existence. At least, today it is. Samsung is the king of Android hardware, the Galaxy S II is its most successful phone to date, and a ...
07:02 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Thirst Aims To Slake Your Hunger For Relevant Twitter Content
Is the Twitter platform about to get a second wind of dedicated apps?In the last few weeks, I've seen a handful products that are starting out by filtering out the most relevant news stories, videos a...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Contactuallys Lightweight CRM Makes Public Debut With Tons Of New Features, $500K In Angel Funding
Contactually, the lightweight CRM solution for email users which launched into private beta at the beginning of this year, is today announcing its public debut with a number of new features in tow, as...
06:37 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Social Syndication Startup Mass Relevance Raises $3.3M
Mass Relevance, a startup that helps media companies and brands tap into this crazy Twitter thing, has raised $3.3 million in Series A funding.The round was led by Austin Ventures, with money from Bat...
06:20 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Social Media Gurus Push Conversations Over Kudos, And Fail
This is a guest post by Roger Warner of Content and Motion. Here's classic example of how badly some companies are screwing up on social media. Back in February this year Coca-Cola Australia invited ...
05:41 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch HTC One X And EVO 4G LTE Held Up In U.S. Customs, Sprint Pushes Back EVO Release Date
Here's hoping that you already managed to get your hands on an HTC One X, because it may be a while before they appear on store shelves again. According to a release put out by HTC last night, U.S. Cu...
05:21 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Apple And China Mobile Are Talking iPhone, Might Not Reach An Agreement This Year
The iPhone might be coming to the world's largest mobile carrier, China Mobile. The world comes from Bloomberg quoting China Mobile's chairman. The report also details that the phone might not hit the...
05:14 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Workplace Social Network Convo Adds An Android App And Group Chat
When it comes to business social networking products, Convo, created by Scrybe Labs, probably doesn't have the name recognition (or the funding) of Yammer. But judging from the demonstration I saw rec...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsen: U.S. Consumers App Downloads Up 28% To 41; 4 Of The 5 Most Popular Still Belong To Google
With smartphone penetration now at 50 percent in the U.S., the world of apps is seeing a knock-on effect in their popularity: according to a new report from Nielsen, mobile consumers are downloading m...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsen: U.S. Consumers Avg App Downloads Up 28% To 41; 4 Of 5 Most Popular Belong To Google
With smartphone penetration now at 50 percent in the U.S., the world of apps is seeing a knock-on effect in their popularity: according to a new report from Nielsen, mobile consumers are downloading m...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Social Travel Service Gogobot Passes 1 Million Registered Users
We've been covering Gogobot since it first launched in early 2010. It took the social travel discovery and advice site a little while to find its niche, but since about the middle of 2011, it's been a...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Want To Reach Light TV Viewers? Put Ads On YouTube, Says YouTube
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: The children are our future. You can learn a lot about the future by watching them, particularly by watching how they use technology and how they consume me...
04:41 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch As Earlybird Lands LinkedIn Co-Founder, Euro VCs Look To The Valley
Lately a trend has emerged: European VCs putting down more roots in Silicon Valley to take advantage of the current scene and act as a bridge for European companies trying to form local partnerships, ...
04:32 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Wave Accounting Raises $12M from Social+Capital Partnership, Charles River Ventures & OMERS Ventures
Wave Accounting, which makes 100 percent free accounting software for small and medium-sized businesses, has raised $12 million in a Series B round of financing from the Social+Capital Partnershi...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Fotopedia Is On A Roll: Now Gets 200M Image Views Per Month, Launches Morocco App
Fotopediais quickly building a reputation for producing beautiful travel-focused photo apps for iOS. Today, the company is launching its latest free app, which focuses on Morocco. The app is optimized...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Triptrotting Revamps Its Website, Adds Social Activities & Curated Events For Travelers
Fresh on the heels of its $1 million Series A,Triptrotting, a startup that aims to connect travelers with hosts, is relaunching its website with a number of changes. In addition to improved design and...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Call It A Flash Sales Site: With Redesign, Social Shopping Becomes Fab.coms Main Focus
Design shopping site Fab.com is debuting the next major release of its platform today, Fab 3.0, which is going live on the U.S.-based Fab.com first. The revamp focuses heavily on improved "social shop...
03:08 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Revises S-1 Again: Adds 83,818,263 Shares Of Class A Stock, Could Raise $16B
Facebook is revising hard and fast in the lead-up to Friday when it is expected to ring in the Nasdaq bell and go public. In short, every revision is continuing to gradually push up the value of the c...
02:13 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch F.ounders Hits New York To Gather The Next Wave Of Global Tech Stars
The are almost too many tech events in the calendar these days to mark any particular one out as being worthy of note. I say almost because, on the global stage at least, TechCrunch Disrupt (Ok, Ok, b...
01:32 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook May Be Worth $100B, But What Are You Worth To Facebook?
It's almost here. The big day. Can you feel the excitement? Yes, if all goes according to plan on Friday, Mark Zuckerberg will ring the Nasdaq bell in a hoodie, the big blue social network will go for...
01:25 pm GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Gartner: Q1 2012 Phone Sales Declined 2%, Dragged Down By Asia-Pacific. Samsung Leads All
Sign of a maturing marketing flattening out, a lack of compelling devices, or a contraction in the economy? Gartner today released figures that note that worldwide sales of mobile phones were actually...
10:59 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch iZettle, The Square Of Europe, Checks Out Mobile Payments In The UK With 3,000 Free Readers For SMBs
With Square yet to reveal when or where it might offer its mobile payment service in Europe, and PayPal apparently still only talking with would-be partners, the door is wide open for more local playe...
10:01 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Moonfruit Finally Exits For $29 Million In Cash To Re-energise Yell
In the white heat of the current tech market it's sometimes easy to forget that some companies, although taking their time, simply become viable businesses - instead of waiting for a call from Faceboo...
10:01 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Moonfruit Finally Exits For $29 Million In Cash To Re-energize Yell
In the white heat of the current tech market it's sometimes easy to forget that some companies, although taking their time, simply become viable businesses - instead of waiting for a call from Faceboo...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Twilio Calling: Cloud Telephony Startup Adds An Android SDK, Now Works On 75% Of All Smartphones
Cloud-based telephony API startup Twilio has made significant inroads into VoIP and other carrier services like SMS by launching products that work on the web and in iOS apps, supporting 30,000 develo...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Ultra-Targeted Advertising: Man Uses Pandora For Marriage Proposal
When I was younger, my parents liked to listen to the big soft rock stations in Los Angeles. Once in a while, the sappy love songs would be interrupted by an emotional song dedication from a boy/girlf...
06:20 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Heres What Could Kill Facebook
Facebook has nearly a billion users today, so what could topple the blue giant? Government intervention, the shift to mobile, and a loss of "cool" all have the power to violently disrupt Facebook, or ...
06:04 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Sparks Nabeel Hyatt On Hyper Growth And Whether Facebook Is Fueling Future Rivals
Ask a VC is back this month (finally!) after a long hiatus. This week we have a freshly-minted VC, Nabeel Hyatt, of Spark Capital. Hyatt just joined Spark after 15 years of starting and building compa...
05:14 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Banters Hits The Deadpool, Co-founders Leto & Moberg Are Betaworks Bound
Today, the Banters social experiment has officially come to a close, as the startup's co-founder Lauren Leto said via blog post today that the team will be no longer actively working on the site begin...
05:00 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Flipboard Expands: Adds Audio From NPR, Public Radio & SoundCloud; Introduces Japanese Version
Social magazine Flipboard may have to think up a new tagline for itself, as tonight the company is rolling out an update which greatly expands its focus beyond text-based content to also include audio...
04:38 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Ive Been Hooked By Shoes Of Prey
Editor's Note:Sales Marketing Manager Leslie Hitchcock is a non-editorial TechCrunch employee. In addition to working at TechCrunch and being super fashionable, she reviews startups and tech products ...
04:19 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Comcasts Non-Denial Denial On Traffic Prioritization And Net Neutrality
Ever since Comcast unveiled the VOD service on the Xbox, it's come under criticism from those who believe the service violates the spirit of net neutrality, not to mention also violating some of the F...
04:02 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Bing Exposes Its New, Stripped Down Search Results To All Americans
Last week, Bing began the initial phase of rolling out a major redesign, in fact the "most significant" redesign in its three-year history. Today, the wait is over. This afternoon, Bing officially tur...
03:09 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch 3,997 Models: Android Fragmentation As Seen By The Developers Of OpenSignalMaps
Over the past six months, the folks at Staircase 3 have been keeping tabs on the devices that have been downloading their OpenSignalMaps network monitoring app, and so far they've recorded downloads o...
02:05 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Create Your Series B Deck Immediately After Closing Your Series A
One of the things I wish I had done in both of my companies (Excite.com and JotSpot) was to take a piece of advice that I now give most entrepreneurs I meet. That advice is: Right after you sign your ...
01:55 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch The X1 Carbon Shows Lenovo Can Think Different
Lenovo rolled out its latest notebook today. It is, in a word, spectacular. The Chinese company proves time and time again that Apple isn't the only company capable of producing class-leading designs....
01:45 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Hey Yall: TechCrunch Is Headed To Savannah, Atlanta, Raleigh, And Charlotte
You've heard the stories, the rumors, and the speculation. Our recent string of TC Mini Meetups have been staggeringly successful, which is why we're bringing the fun to some of the most badass cities...
01:16 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch How To Win Disrupt, Tips From Getaround
Winning TechCrunch Disrupt in 2011 was an unforgettable experience that will undoubtedly remain a highlight of my entrepreneurial career. After winning the prestigious Disrupt Cup and Audience Choice ...
01:15 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch DoctorsElite Wants To Build A Network To Better Link Up Patients, Specialists And Medical Records
As a culture, we are getting ever-more accustomed to using social networks as our primary hubs for all information, and that trend is leading to the rise of yet more services constructed like social n...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch GM Halting Facebook Ads: Did The Auto Maker Just Not Get Social?
General Motors plans to stop advertising on Facebook, says The Wall Street Journalaccording to "people familiar with the matter." ButI spoke to a source close to Facebook that characterize GM's effort...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch In Zlangos World, Emoticons Are The Future (And The Future Revenue Model)
They say if you want to understand the future, you have to look at children. And if my 10-year-old cousin's chat history is any indication, we will soon be communicating in emoji, Egyptian hieroglyphi...
12:09 am GMT - Wed, May 16, 2012
Techcrunch Ogmento Lets You Shoot Like Jordan Or Fire Like A Tank Commander Thanks To Augmented Reality
Ogmento is a gaming company dedicated to the creation of high-quality augmented reality games. Although AR games aren't that rare - the 3DS does a few quite well and there are a number available on mo...
11:43 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Yer A Wizard, Reader: Kickstarter Game Uses A Real Magic Wand
If you've ever wanted to swing a magic wand around and make things happen (besides encouraging the cool kids to give you a swirly, that is), here's your chance. A new game on Kickstarter called Incant...
11:27 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Imgur Now Sees 2 Billion Page Views A Month (And 3 Million Daily Uniques)
Imgur has a little piece of my heart. On long days (or really any day), as news picks up and I'm writing like a work horse or when news screeches to a halt and I'm bored out of my mind, Imgur is there...
11:04 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Firefox For Android Beta Gets Native UI, Improved Performance And Support for Flash
Mozilla was late to the mobile revolution and is still playing catch-up with Firefox for mobile. It's starting to look as if Firefox for Android is slowly becoming a competitive player on Google's pla...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Killed The Book Reviewer Star
Authors no longer have to impress stodgy English majors to get their book a quality review: new research from the Harvard Business Review shows that the aggregate rating of Amazon reviewers are every ...
10:56 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The First 5 Companies To Join Toronto Incubator Extreme Startups
The Canadian startup incubator scene has taken off lately, and the one of the latest to appear was Toronto-based Extreme Startups. The accelerator, which was officially announced in January, has gone ...
10:43 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Adobes Updated Digital Publishing Suite Means More Magazines For The iPhone
When it comes to digital magazines, why should tablet owners have all the fun? That's the sentiment Adobe was espousing earlier today at an event held in New York where they officially pulled back the...
10:05 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Jim Steyer: How To Talk Back To Facebook [TCTV]
If anybody knows how to talk back to Facebook, it's Jim Steyer, the founder and CEO of Common Sense Media, America's largest and most powerful advocacy group for kids. Steyer is the author of the new ...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Three Ways Facebook Can Leverage Mobile To Grow Their Revenues
I must say that I have been a little bit disappointed recently in the many, many, many analysts who have been knocking the Facebook valuation with very limited insight into what is going on with their...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Three Ways Facebook Can Leverage Mobile To Boost Revenue
I must say that I have been a little bit disappointed recently in the many, many, many analysts who have been knocking the Facebook valuation with very limited insight into what is going on with their...
09:55 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch CollegeBudget Acquires Y Combinator-Backed Munch On Me To Bring Food Deals To Campuses
Last year, CollegeBudget launched with the goal of bringing a variation on the Groupon discount and group buying model to the campus. The goal being to help college students at colleges and universiti...
09:40 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Lenddo Raises $8M To Use Online Reputation For Lending In Emerging Markets
Online reputation and lending startup Lenddo has raised an $8 million Series A Round from institutional investors Accel Partners, Blumberg Capital, Omidyar Network, iNovia Capital, and Metamorphic Ven...
09:32 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Ask Forgiveness, Not Permission: Why Dish Ad-Skipping Tech Irks TV Execs
When Dish announced their new ad-skipping tech, response was fairly muted. Sure it was some cool technology - the experience is seamless in that you notice maybe the first second of a commercial and t...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Brad Garlinghouse Becomes CEO Of Booming File Sharing Site YouSendIt
Box has been grabbing headlines lately because it has been nailing a big market: enterprise customers who need to easily share and store big collections of documents online. But a quiet Silicon Valley...
08:57 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Betaworks Novel Way Of Funding Early-Stage Ideas: A Studio Deal With Brooklyns Fictive Kin
Can early-stage tech startups be financed the way that Disney might fund a Pixar film?We're about to find out.New York's betaworks is crossing the Brooklyn Bridge to do a deal with design collective F...
08:57 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Teens In Tech Launches A Job Board For High Schoolers
I always hear that startups are competing for young talent, especially on the tech side but usually that means college students and recent grads. What about high schoolers?...
08:56 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch MoboTap Inks Deal With KDDI, Dolphin Browser To Be Preloaded On New Japanese Android Phones
MoboTap's popular Dolphin Browser has racked up over 16 million downloads worldwide, but that hasn't stopped them from taking steps to expand internationally.The company announced earlier this morning...
08:52 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch LayerNations El Tirador Makes Classy Layered Drinks With Science
Ask and ye shall receive: when I put a call out for cool hardware start-ups, little did I know that we'd be barraged by some amazing stuff. Case-in-point: the LayerNation El Tirador, a unique drinks m...
08:35 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch From Disrupt Battlefield Runner-Up To Veterans Of Proximity-Based Social, Sonar Tells All
My first-ever Disrupt was a year ago, almost exactly. I had just started working for TechCrunch and Disrupt NYC 2011 was my initiation, of sorts. I had heard of Disrupt before but witnessing the Batt...
08:20 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Chrome 19 Launches, Now Features Built-In Tab Syncing
Google today launched version 19 of its Chrome browser for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame to its mainstream stable release channel. Besides the usual bug fixes and performance improvements, the ...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Hires Team From Lightbox, An Android Photosharing App Developer
Facebook has just closed a deal to hire about seven employees from Android photosharing app developerLightbox. The Lightbox Photos app automatically created personal photo blogs from a user's uploads....
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Hires Team From Android Photosharing App Dev Lightbox To Quiet Mobile Fears
Facebook has just closed a deal to hire the full team of seven employees from Android photosharing app developerLightbox, which should reduce worries that mobile will be its downfall. The Lightbox Pho...
08:07 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Mayor Bloomberg Unveils The Made In NY Digital Jobs Map For Silicon Alley Startups
Today Mayor Bloomberg rolled out the Made in New York Digital Map, an easy way to find New York City's tech startups and job opportunities. The interactive map keeps startups, investors, developers an...
07:51 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Tenable Network Security Creates A Gibson-esque Network Visualizer
This video by Tenable Security is pretty wild. It shows a visualization of an office network. Using different colors and lines users can pin-point problem areas based on traffic and data being sent an...
07:33 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch SaneBox Adds Smarter Reminders, Lets You Snooze Emails, Sync Reminders To Calendars
SaneBoxis definitely starting to get my attention. The company, which is focused on solving the very real problem of email overload, has just rolled out a minor, but clever, new feature: reminders tha...
07:25 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch The Timeline Bump: Khan Academy And Quora Latest To Integrate With Facebooks Open Graph
Last month, Facebook drove 160 million visitors and 1.1 billion visits to third-party apps, an increase of 100 million visitors and 780 million visits from the month prior. Thanks to the size of its u...
07:12 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Smule Finally Makes Their Android Debut With The Auto-Tuning Songify App
Smule has been churning out scores of popular music-making iOS apps for years now, but they've been notoriously gun-shy about bringing those apps to other platforms. As of today though, that streak ha...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Qualtrics Raises $70M From Accel And Sequoia: The Biggest Software Company You Havent Heard Of?
Two of the top venture capital firms have written a big check for Qualtrics, a 10-year-old company offering online data collection and analysis.The $70 million round is the first institutional investm...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch White Label App Platform Appia Rolls Out Pay Per Install Service For Google Play
Appia, an app marketplace and white-label app platform, is broadening its support for Android with the introduction of Pay Per Install App Advertising for Google Play (formerly known as the Android Ma...
06:56 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Inside Microsofts New Azure Accelerator Will Redmond Get The Startup Mojo?
Back in March this year Microsoft launched its first ever "direct" startup accelerator, based out of Tel Aviv, Israel. That meant it would, for the first time, be an accelerator owner/operator. Dubbed...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Out Google, Zoho Just Launched A Better DIY Website Builder (And It Does Mobile, Too)
Web-based productivity suiteZohois launching a new app today which, again, puts it head-to-head against its biggest competitor, Google, while filling a much-needed hold in Zoho's business tools lineup...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Factual Releases Three New Location And Mobile Ad Targeting Tools
Open data platformFactual.comis beefing up its Global Places offering today with three new APIs that will provide mobile developers with access to a ton of new data which can help them build better lo...
05:27 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch BBC Worldwide Extends Its Partnership With Video Site Viki To Cover Advertising
BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, today announced an extension of its relationship with social, online TV site Viki. On the heels of a strategic investment it made last year -- BBC Worldwi...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Engagio Brings Its Social Inbox To Your Gmail Inbox
What's the best way to manage our conversations across all the websites and social networks we're visiting? William Mougayar, founder and CEO of Engagio, says that it's through a Gmail-style social in...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Ikeas Upcoming Uppleva HDTV System Further Detailed
Taking the term home theater in a box to a new level, Ikea made waves a few weeks back when it announced plans to start selling a self-branded HDTV and home theater system with a starting price under ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Personalized Music Video Service Cull TV Acquired By Twitvid, CEO Departs
Social video network Twitvid has closed another acquisition today, followingits March deal which involved bringing the team from daily deals aggregator Frugalo on board. Today, the company is announci...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Rock Health Grad HealthInReach Merges With PriceDoc To Bring Price Transparency To Healthcare
Founded in 2009 by Scott Sangster and incubated in healthtech accelerator Rock Health's inaugural batch, HealthInReach has been on a mission to combat the high cost of healthcare and put consumers bac...
04:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Kantar Worldpanel: Android Dominates Smartphone Sales Overall; In U.S. iOS Closing In
New figures out today from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech -- a market research division of WPP -- show that Android is, overall, continuing to make large gains in the smartphone market, accounting for a ma...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Honestly.com Becomes A Talent Search Engine, Renames Itself TalentBin
Honestly.com, a startup that allowed professionals to submit anonymous reviews of their coworkers, has been pretty quiet for the past couple of years. Turns out that's because the company has been bus...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Simplee Raises $6 Million Series A For Its Mint-Like Approach To Tracking Healthcare Expenses
Simplee, a Mint-like platform for tracking healthcare expenses and then paying them online, is today announcing the close of its $6 million Series A round of funding. The round was led by The Social&p...
03:46 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Look Out: Pinterest Marketing Platform Curalate Lands $750k Seed From NEA, First Round, MentorTech
A new breed of social media sites led by visual rather than text-based interactions looks like it is now spawning a new breed of marketing service catering to the new format. The latest of these is a ...
02:41 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Files New S-1, Pricing $34-38 Per Share, Raising $14.7B
Facebook has filed a new S-1, and it contains more details on the IPO.It will offer underwritersthe right to purchase up to an additional 50,612,302 shares of Class A common stock to cover over-allotm...
02:41 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Files New S-1, Pricing $34-38 Per Share, For A Market Cap Of Nearly $100B. Instagram Delay
Facebook has filed a new S-1, and it contains more details on the IPO.It will offer underwritersthe right to purchase up to an additional 50,612,302 shares of Class A common stock to cover over-allotm...
01:56 pm GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Baidus New Forked Android Phone: Chinas Search Giant Wants To Make Windows Phone, iOS Versions Too
Big mobile plans afoot for Baidu, the Google of China that leads in search and has launched a host of other services in the wake of that business. The company today unveiled the first smartphone to be...
11:15 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Auction-Meets-Group-Buying Site BagThat Bags $3.2M From Oxford Capital
BagThat, a new UK entrant to the daily-deals/e-commerce space, has picked up an investment of 2 million ($3.2 million) to develop its service, a mash-up of two well-known models for selling products o...
07:43 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Service As A SKU
The biggest ecommerce opportunity today involves taking offline services and offering them for sale online (O2O commerce). The first generation of O2O commerce was driven by discounting, push-based en...
07:16 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch To Capitalize On Demand, Facebook May Sell 50 Million Extra Shares At Increased $34-$38 Price
Everyone wants a piece of Facebook, so the company will likely allow underwriters to sell a "greenshoe" of up to 50.6 million additional shares, and definitely will increase its IPO share price range ...
06:19 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Innospring: The Incubator That Wants To Bridge The Gap Between China & Silicon Valley
By now nearly everyone knows that China has emerged as an increasingly massive and very lucrative market -- but because of major differences in culture, language, business practices, and the like, it ...
04:51 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Makers Wanted: Are You A Hardware Start-Up? Talk To Us
We're about to launch a new video series called Makers here at TechCrunch and we'd love to hear from any and all hardware based startups. I want to hear about robots, toys, and railguns. I want to hea...
04:33 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Velti: In Mobile Ads, iOS Widens Its Lead Over Android
Last month, mobile marketing company Velti reported that iOS had pulled slightly of Android in mobile ad impressions, after being tied at the end of last year. Now, apparently, iOS has taken widened t...
04:13 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise, Video Led The $25.1B In M&A Deals Last Quarter, Ernst & Young Says
Instagram, Schminstagram. While flashy consumer deals keep getting all the headlines, it was actually cloud computing, enterprise and video that fueled the biggest deals of last quarter's $25.1 billio...
04:03 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Rdios Major Redesign Gives Listeners A Unified View, Enhanced Sharing, Private Playlists & More
There's currently a heated battle being waged between three of the biggest on-demand music streaming services -- MOG, Spotify, and Rdio -- each of which is trying to capture our hearts and ears by off...
04:02 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Freshdesk Adds Support For Private Customer Service Messages On Facebook
It looks like customer support via Facebook is about to get more useful, thanks to a new feature from startup Freshdesk.Freshdesk helps businesses manage their customer service through traditional cha...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Founder Swap: Like Wife Swap For Startup Execs
On June 1, Founder Swap aims to take six different startups and get them to exchange founders, in an effort to get a fresh set of eyes on whatever they're working on and foster new ideas. The New York...
03:10 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Wajam Brings Its Enhanced Social Search Results To Bing and Yahoo
As all the major search engines continue to add social search features to their feature line-up, it can often look as if there isn't any space left for startups in this space. Wajam begs to differ. Th...
02:37 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Hungry Like A Wolf: How Apple Rumors Spread
Remember last week when Foxconn president Terry Gou said that he was working hard at building the new Apple TV? The rumor was, as you might suspect, patently false. But just how false is the surprisin...
02:37 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Market Research Startup EyeTrackShop Raises $3M
EyeTrackShop, a startup that develops eye-tracking technology for measuring ad effectiveness, has raised $3 million from Northzone.The company says its technology works through a regular webcam, allow...
02:23 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch BenchPrep Teams Up With The Princeton Review To Gamify Test Prep
For awhile now "gamification" has largely existed as a buzz word. It's felt just as ridiculous to write the word as it is to read it. However, as Tim Chang pointed out this weekend, although it's impo...
02:11 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch In First Report As A Public Company: Millennial Medias Net Loss Widens To $4M, Revenues Up 53%
In its first-ever earnings report as a publicly traded company, mobile advertising network Millennial Media said its net loss for the first quarter widened to $4 millionon increased costs. Revenues we...
01:51 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Skullcandy Hesh Headphones [TCTV]
This shouldn't be the first time you've seen Skullcandy's Hesh headphones appear on TechCrunch, but I'll forgive you if it is. As a refresh, I reviewed the cans last week and found that it really came...
01:29 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Remember Jitterbug Phones For Seniors? Heres The iPad Equivalent
Remember Jitterbug, the big-buttoned phones for seniors that made using those confusing, new-fangled cellphone thingies so much easier to handle? Well it looks like someone has gone out and built the ...
01:18 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Quora Raises $50M At $400M From Peter Thiel, DAngelo Puts In $20M Of His Own Money
Quora has raised $50 million at a $400 million valuationaccording to a reportby the Wall Street Journal and the founders themselves have confirmed. According to our own sources D'Angelo put $20 millio...
01:13 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Svpplys We Want This! Is A Tasteful Way Retailers Can Target Well-Dressed Shoppers
Svpply, the New York-based startup that replicates the feeling of window-shopping online, is nudging its well-heeled clientele to turn their "wants" into real purchases. The company, which was co-foun...
01:01 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Groupons Q1 Earnings Beat Estimates: $559.3M In Revenue, $1.35B In Groupons Sold
Groupon just published its second quarterly earnings report after going public in 2011. The Chicago-based company made $559.3 million in revenue during the first quarter of 2012, up 89% year-over year...
12:45 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch First Look: Want To Know Who Got Funded? WhoGotFunded.com Has Got You Covered
A lot of you have come to depend on TechCrunch for your startup funding news -- and hey, we're happy to be the first place you come when you're looking to see who's raising money. Which is why this ne...
12:35 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Just 24 Hrs Left To Enter The Le Web London Startup Competition
The Le Web conference in Paris is an annual Techcrunch favourite, so be aware that there is just 24 hrs left to register for the startup competition for the new Le Web London event coming up. Selected...
12:35 am GMT - Tue, May 15, 2012
Techcrunch Just 24 Hours Left To Enter The Le Web London Startup Competition
The Le Web conference in Paris is an annual TechCrunch favourite, so be aware that there are just 24 hrs left to register for the startup competition for the new Le Web London event coming up. Selecte...
11:47 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Hows The Gold Rush Panning Out? 70% Of Mobile App Users Pay Little Or Nothing, Study Says
There's been a lot of buzz about how important mobile apps are for years now, and an increasing number of tech startups are launching with mobile-only strategies. But a new study indicates that the se...
11:41 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Now Putting Tweets In Your Inbox With A Weekly Email Digest
Not content just to be your source of 140-character communications on the web, in its desktop app and on your mobile device, Twitter is now trying to creep into your email inbox. Twitter announced on ...
11:33 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Wholesale Wireless Service Provider LightSquared Files For Bankruptcy
Thing have looked grim for upstart wireless service provider LightSquared ever since the FCC officially withdrew their conditional approval to build out the terrestrial part of their LTE network, and ...
11:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch The Bowden And Sheffield iPad Cases Are By Designers, For Designers
There are about a million case vendors out there ready to hook up your iThing with the utmost in protection and style, but very few differentiate in a cool way. This Kickstarter project, however, has ...
11:12 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Social Talent Management Solution SilkRoad Secures $35M Series C Round, Preps For Potential IPO
Online human resources and social talent management solutionSilkRoadjust announced that it has raised a $35 million Series C financing round. The investors in this round include new investors Keating ...
11:07 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Will Ring In Facebook IPO From Menlo Park HQ On Friday
He's not taking off the hoodie, and he's not going to NYC. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Facebook will IPO on Friday with CEO Mark Zuckerberg ringing the NASDAQ bell remotely from his comp...
10:32 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Announcing Your Disrupt NYC Finals Judges: Chien, Wilson, Arrington, Botha, Mayer and Dixon
Our action packed Disrupt conference is coming to Pier 94 in New York in less than a week. Get ready, because the agenda is chock full of leaders from the city's up-and-coming tech industry and, of co...
10:28 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Said To Debut iClouds New Photo Sharing Features At WWDC
With Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference just weeks away, expect plenty of reports of new features to come crawling out of the woodwork. In fact, here's one from the Wall Street Journal -- they cla...
10:16 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Takes A Cue From Instagram, Redesigns Mobile To Make News Feed Photos 3X Larger
If you're sick of interrupting your news feed reading to open and load photos, you'll like a new Facebook mobile site, iOS, and Android app redesign rolling out today that makes photos three times lar...
09:50 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Virgin Atlantic To Launch In-Flight Cell Phone Service
Having in-flight access to WiFi is quickly becoming a standard feature on modern airliners, but (thankfully) in-flight  cell phone service for voice calls is still a rarity and even outlawed in a...
09:34 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch After 5 Years Of Bootstrapping, Behance Nabs $6.5M From USV, Jeff Bezos, Dave Morin & More
At the end of March, we covered Behance's major site redesign, at which point we learned that the startup was launching over 20K new projects every week, with 1 million projects created to date, and i...
09:20 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch From TC50 To A $25M Funding Round And A Spin-Off, Yexts Howard Lerman Tells All
Yext has been making waves of late, what with the spin-off of their original pay-per-call ad business which has been renamed Felix and the launch of their new business, PowerListings. But this is far ...
09:14 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Droid RAZR Maxx Cut To $199 At Verizon Wireless, Source Says RAZR Price Cut To Follow
Watch out for falling prices! Verizon Wireless just cut the price of the RAZR Maxx to an attractive $199. That puts it on par with the iPhone 4S and Galaxy Nexus, making the 32GB iPhone 4S and BlackBe...
08:55 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Its On: Facebook Gets Rubberstamp To Trade On NASDAQ Stock Exchange
Buckle up everybody: Facebook's initial public offering, the most highly anticipated tech stock market debut since Google's 2004 IPO, is one step closer to actually happening.This morning Facebook fil...
08:25 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Stock Photography Service Shutterstock Files For IPO, Plans To Raise Up To $115 Million
The online stock photography service Shutterstock filed its plans for an initial public offering today. The company plans to list its stock on the New York Stock Exchange. The number of shares to be o...
08:03 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Refer.ly Lets Regular Folks Earn Affiliate Revenue For Recommending Products They Love
Danielle Morrill's been thinking about this idea for at least three years. I know this because it was almost all she could talk for an hour straight at a dinner party several years ago.If you're an en...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Exec Goes Out To The Ball Game, Will Deliver Hot Dogs And Stuff To Lazy Giants Fans
If you're like me, the worst part about going to a baseball game -- other than watching your team lose -- is having to deal with lines at the concession stands. You inevitably end up missing at least ...
07:59 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Doccaster Debuts A Platform For Location-Based File Sharing And Discussion
Doccaster wants to disrupt document-sharing, but it's attacking the space from a new angle: it's not just about storing files in the "cloud," it's about tying files to a location. The company islaunch...
07:05 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Techies: Got Questions For SF Mayor Ed Lee? Join Him (And Me) On Google+
Over the past few months, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has become a familiar face at local startup events whether it's at the Crunchie Awards, the opening of Dropbox's new office, or the NewMe Accelera...
06:52 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Former Best Buy CEOs Extremely Close Relationship With Employee Leads To Boardroom Shakeup
When former Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn resigned after announcing a dramatic restructuring of the company's retail operations, it looked like a reaction to the company's recent financial woes. The timing ...
06:47 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch With Smartphone-Assisted Shopping, How You Shop Depends On Where You Shop
This morning, Nielsen is putting hard numbers to how consumers like to shop with their smartphones, backing up trends we already suspected to be the case. In particular, the new report examines how co...
06:25 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Poised To Keep The Pro In MacBook Pro, Says Rumor
If the rumors pan out, Apple's next MacBook Pro line will set the notebook world ablaze with a thinner chassis, USB 3.0 and a 15-inch high-resolution, so-called retina display. Of course it would pack...
06:05 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch One Year Post-Launch, E La Carte Has Put 20,000 Of Its Tablets In 600 Restaurants Worldwide
It's been a year sinceE la Cartelaunched itscustomized tablet for restaurants, which brings menus, wine lists, nutritional info, play-while-you-wait games, and payment options tableside, and now the c...
05:48 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Goodbye, Exynos: Benchmark Points To Dual-Core Processor For Verizons Galaxy S III
Samsung confirmed well in advance of the Galaxy S III's official announcement that their new flagship Android handset would sport the company's new Exynos 4 Quad chipset, but it seems even clearer now...
05:36 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch SaaS For SMBs: InsightSquared Picks Up $4.5M From Atlas, Bessemer, Salesforce and NextView
As the software-as-a-service market continues to mature, there are companies emerging that are targeting specific sectors within the enterprise with solutions especially tailored and priced for them: ...
05:10 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch How To Appeal To Investors: Top VCs Reveal The Anatomy Of A Successful Entrepreneur
At a very fundamental level, the venture capital business is being reshaped. Speaking to a crowd at the Grind work space in New York last week, Fred Wilson addressed this ongoing shift, saying, "there...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter Exposes 70,000 Unlaunched Projects
According to the Kickstarter API blog, a bug caused 70,000 unlaunched projects to be publicly visible over the weekend, allowing folks to see goals, funding plans, and descriptions on projects that ha...
04:41 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch ITU: There Are Now Over 1 Billion Users Of Social Media Worldwide, Most On Mobile
What does it mean when Facebook says it has 901 million monthly active users on its network? According to figures out from the International Telecommunication Union, it effectively signifies that Face...
01:39 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch NTT Docomo Will Pay Up To $300M To Buy Italian Mobile Content Company Buongiorno
Mobile carrier NTT Docomo today announced a move in its strategy to grow its content business outside of its traditional base of Japan: it issued a tender offer to acquire Buongiorno, a mobile content...
12:06 pm GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Picks Up Mobile Gaming Startup Wild Needle In A Talent Deal
Zynga has done a small acquisition of Wild Needle, a female-focused casual games company that was backed by Playdom co-founder Rick Thompson.Wild Needle was raising funding back in late 2010 to build ...
10:33 am GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Qmerce Brings Brand-Customizable Social Games to Facebook
With $450K behind it in funding, Israeli-based Qmerce is helping business large and small add social games to their communities, particularly on Facebook.The premise behind Qmerce's value proposition ...
09:54 am GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Europes OpenTable Livebookings Eats Up Another $24M From Balderton, Wellington, Ekstranda
Livebookings, the restaurant booking and marketing service that competes with services like OpenTable, is announcing today that it has picked up another $24 million (15 million) in funding to continue...
09:54 am GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Europes OpenTable, Livebookings Eats Up Another $24M From Balderton, Wellington, Ekstranda
Livebookings, the restaurant booking and marketing service that competes with services like OpenTable, is announcing today that it has picked up another $24 million (15 million) in funding to continue...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Companion Is The New Assistant
Did you hear that 2012 is the year of the assistant?Its clear: Siri was only the beginning.Today, assistants can do my bidding for a bunch of transactional, task-oriented use cases, saving me a precio...
05:01 am GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch How To Raise A $1M Seed Round
When I talk to my friends who are not currently at startups, or the Silicon Valley, the perception is that VCs and individual investors are throwing around investment dollars like drunken sailors. Out...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch StrayBoots CEO Discusses Making $12 Per Game, And Its Only On SMS!
Very rarely do we see gaming startups launch on the rather limited platform of SMS. Mobile games are all about the graphics, the functionality, and the ability to leverage the very best of technology ...
02:55 am GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch Convertible Note Seed Financings: Founders Beware!
This post is the third 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 As...
01:33 am GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch With Its New Google+ App, Google Finally Gets It Right
Some people just love Google+ and others just hate the company's efforts to create a social network and a social layer across all of its services. Google itself seems to be pretty happy with the ...
01:33 am GMT - Mon, May 14, 2012
Techcrunch With Its New Google+ iPhone App, Google Finally Gets It Right
Some people just love Google+ and others just hate the company's efforts to create a social network and a social layer across all of its services. Google itself seems to be pretty happy with the ...
11:46 pm GMT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Techcrunch No More Beating Around The Bush At Yahoo: Thompson Is Out, Levinsohn In As CEO, Effective Immediately
Yahoo has now officially confirmed the news we reported earlier: Ross Levinsohn is now interim Chief Executive Officer, replacing Scott Thompson, and Fred Amoroso is chairman of the board.Scott Thomps...
09:42 pm GMT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Thompson Out, Media Man Levinsohn In As Yahoos Interim CEO
We're still confirming the news with Yahoo but AllThingsD's Kara Swisher is reporting that as of tomorrow, Scott Thompson will be leaving his role as CEO of Yahoo, and getting replaced, on an interim ...
09:25 pm GMT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Techcrunch Minuscule Microprojector Promises Bright, Touchable Displays Of The Future
These Fraunhofer microprojectors are still quite a ways off from being implemented into real phones, but the technology is certainly interesting. Based on an insect's compound eye, the projector is a ...
07:41 pm GMT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Techcrunch Hold The Phone How The Future Of Web Advertising Is Linked To The Call
We're all now familiar with how adwords campaigns on Google work. You buy keywords commonly used in search terms, such as "plumber in X town", and send people to a response mechanism, usually a web si...
07:19 pm GMT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Techcrunch TC Gadgets PSA: Nickelodeons Gak And Floam Are Back
If you're thinking of a gift for mom, you probably can't go wrong with Nickelodeon's Gak or Floam, two toys made back in the 1990s. Gak is, as the name suggests, a sloppy sort of slime while floam is ...
07:04 pm GMT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Techcrunch To 4G Or Not 4G? Apple Pulls WiFi+4G Branding For iPads
What is 4G? Many an armchair philosopher over the past few weeks has pondered this concept and now, thanks to a minor tempest caused by upset customers, Apple has changed their iPad branding from "WiF...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Techcrunch Box: The Path From Arringtons Backyard To A Billion Dollar Business
It's no secret that many deals have been struck and key relationships formed at TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington's former house in Atherton. In case you aren't familiar, Arrington threw epic parti...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Techcrunch Convertible Note Seed Financings: Econ 101 For Founders
What Is a Conversion Discount? In the context of a seed financing, a convertible note is a loan that typically automatically converts into shares of preferred stock upon the closing of a Series A roun...
11:08 am GMT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal Gets Its Own Share Of The Yahoo Diaspora, Hires JavaScript Icon Douglas Crockford
The reorganizing and downsizing at Yahoo -- and possibly the executive scandal at the very top of the pyramid -- are leading to a wave of talent departures at the company: the latest in that story is ...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Techcrunch Help! Theres A Patent On My Idea! What Now?
One of the most frequent questions I get asked goes something like this: I have a really great idea, but (name of big company or university) has a patent on that. What do I do? With over 8,000,000 pat...
08:33 am GMT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Techcrunch Marc Andreessen Visits Peter Thiels Stanford Class To Talk Startups, How He Invests & The Future
It wasn't so long ago that Peter Thiel began publicly pushing the somewhat controversial idea that higher education is in a bubble, or launching an initiative to help smart young people "stop out of s...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Techcrunch Pornterest Vs. Pornstagram Vs. Tumblrs #NSFW
Wow,Pinterests porn sectionis fairly tame. I was just curious about the type of not-so-mommy-friendly content that might be popping up on whats nowthe third-most popular social networkafter Facebook a...
03:30 am GMT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Techcrunch Five Ways Native Monetization Is Changing Silicon Valley
With a $100 billion IPO pending, its with confident defiance that Facebook has thumbed its nose at traditional web advertising models. On Facebook, despite their $5 billion 2012 forecasted ad revenue,...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Techcrunch Digital Wallet Battle Heats Up As Visa And MasterCard Enter The Game
This week, two of the major players in the credit card industry, Visa and MasterCard launched their online digital wallet services. Known as V.me (Visa's) and PayPass Wallet Services (MasterCard), bot...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, May 13, 2012
Techcrunch Postmates Get It Now Users Spend $100+ A Month At Least In Month One
Last December, Postmates launched with the plan to offer up a courier delivery service for local businesses throughout San Francisco. But then the team had a brilliant idea: What if it gave its courie...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Facebook And Google Cant Live With It And They Cant Live Without It
This week Facebook did a virtually unprecedented thing. In the middle of its IPO roadshow it modified its S1 filing in reaction to questions it had been being asked by analysts. The modification I ref...
10:06 pm GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch No, Snapchat Isnt About Sexting, Says Co-Founder Evan Spiegel
The minute you tell someone that images on your server disappear, everyone jumps to sexting.Evan Spiegel laughed and leaned back into his chair during his first sitdown interview since his iPhone app ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Tomorrow Never Knows
The Gillmor Gang John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor turned off their minds, relaxed, and floated downstream on the push notification inbox of tomorrow. Borro...
08:35 pm GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch Never Mind The Servers: AngelPad Start-Up ElasticBox Makes It Easy To Set Up Web Apps
If your response to virtual infrastructure installations is a derisive "Boring, Sidney, booring" then maybe AngelPad startup ElasticBox isn't for you. However, if you love cloud computing like Nancy l...
07:30 pm GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Kicks Off Its Bigger, More Difficult Dropquest Scavenger Hunt Today
Last year, nearly half a million completed Dropbox's very first "Dropquest." This time, designer Jon Ying and engineer Rajeev Nayak say they "honestly don't know" how many people will participate, but...
07:15 pm GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch Begun, The Retina Wars Have
As we approach the E3, the electronic gaming show in early June, I suspect that the value of "retina" high-resolution displays will soon become apparent. While the prospect of retina Macbooks is all b...
06:11 pm GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch The Weekend Watch: de Grisogono Meccanico dG Watch Hands-On
In the watch world the Meccanico dG watch is a bit of a legend. Originally debuted back in 2008, it helped bridge the gap between modern tech toys and high-end mechanical watches. The all-mechanical d...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch No Shortcuts, No Mercy: The Bloodsport Of Recruitment
One year ago I wrote an article called "Why The New Guy Can't Code," about how the industry-standard process for hiring software engineers is broken, shortsighted, and counterproductive. It remains my...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch Warren Buffett Is A Punk
Warren Buffett is like my ten year old. When she gives me some BS story about something she needs to or something she is suggesting there's always a good reason for it. But whenever there's a good rea...
10:46 am GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch Americans Now Spend More Time On Facebook Mobile Than Its Website
All those minutes reading your news feed in bed, messaging friends over lunch, and browsing photos on the bus really add up. Time spent on Facebook's mobile site and apps per month (441 minutes) has f...
07:14 am GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch The Importance Of Social Media In Elections: Mostly Hot Air
If social media mattered in elections, Ron Paul would have a realistic shot at being the Republican nominee and Barack Obama would be on track to crush Mitt Romney in the biggest landslide in American...
05:15 am GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch BetaTeamup: BetaBait Acquires BetaNoodle
The names, at least, sound like a match made in heaven BetaBait says it has acquired BetaNoodle.And actually, the products sound like a good fit, too. BetaBait connects startups with early users throu...
03:24 am GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch Thumbtack Revamp Makes It Even Easier To Find A Service Provider
Thubmtack.com, a site that helps people find local service providers (from house cleaners to DJs to math tutors, to use the three examples on the company homepage), unveiled a big redesign earlier thi...
01:56 am GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch From Disrupt NY To A $43 Million Skype Acquisition, GroupMe Tells All
They have raised $11.45 million in both Angel and Series B funding since launch, acquired a company called Sensobi, and have been themselves acquired by none other than Skype (which was acquired by Mi...
01:56 am GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch From Disrupt NY To A Multi-Million Skype Acquisition, GroupMe Tells All
Theyraised $11.45 million, acquired a company called Sensobi, and were themselvesacquired by Skypefor a price that was likely well north of $43 million.There may not be a wilder tale of a Disrupt succ...
01:56 am GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch Gamification: Insights And Emerging Trends
I have been active in the field of gamification for the past couple of years, working with companies like Badgeville, HealthTap, Gigya, Basis and others on leveraging game mechanics for end user behav...
01:56 am GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch iOS 6 Sundance And The Sunsetting Of Google Maps
For Google Maps, winter is coming. Potentially.As you've undoubtedly seen by now, with the upcoming iOS 6 software, Apple intends to replace the Google Maps aspect of their default Maps application wi...
01:53 am GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch Gamification: Insights And Emerging Trends
I have been active in the field of gamification for the past couple of years, working with companies like Badgeville, HealthTap, Gigya, Basis and others on leveraging game mechanics for end user behav...
01:40 am GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch Video Collaboration Service TenHands Launches Free Browser-Based WebEx Competitor
As the capabilities of modern browsers expand and developing standards like Google's WebRCT initiative for real-time communications slowly find their way into most popular browsers, we'll likely see m...
01:34 am GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch Circle: If Highlight And Path Had A Beautiful Ambient Location Child
The people behind college flirting network Likealittle have launched a new app in the App Store, Circle, an app that attempts to be more granular and thoughtfulabout the burgeoning ambient location sp...
01:17 am GMT - Sat, May 12, 2012
Techcrunch This Is What Developing For Android Looks Like
You know how all Android developers complain about fragmentation? Yeah, this is what fragmentation looks like.Animoca, a Hong Kong mobile app developer that has seen more than 70 million downloads, sa...
11:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 05.11.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm PST. ...
11:47 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Text The Rainbow: Color Text Messages+ Nabs Top Social App Spot From Facebook, Twitter
A new app has just taken the App Store by storm a colorful, rainbowful storm. It's called Color Text Messages+ and the idea is relatively simple, but clearly appealing judging by the app's popul...
11:38 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch LegalZoom Files For $120M IPO, Saw $156M In Revenue Last Year
Online legal services company LegalZoom filed an S-1 form this morning declaring its intention to raise up to $120 million in an IPO.LegalZoom offers documents and subscription services to make it eas...
11:37 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Come iOS 6, Apple Will Reportedly Kiss Google Maps Goodbye
Google's map data has been baked into the iOS Maps app since the days of the first, thick, aluminum-backed iPhone, but that may no longer be the case once iOS 6 hits the streets. Unnamed sources told ...
11:25 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch GoGoFantasy Is A New Kinkstarter For Porn
GoGoFantasy is a patent-pending system for crowdfunding porn. Folks with fetishes, grandmas with groin urgings, and couples into copulating can create projects and request cash in return for filming c...
11:14 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Hitwise: Bing Now Powers Over 30% Of U.S. Searches
Just a day after it announced its well-received updates to its search result pages, here is some more good news for Bing: according to the latest data from Experian Hitwise, Bing-poweredsearches -- th...
10:25 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Louis CK Secretly Releases Another Online-Only Special
Comedian Louis CK has just released a new comedy special, WORD: Live At Carnegie Hall as another download/streaming offering. The special costs $5 and follows on the heels of his previous special, Liv...
10:09 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Titan II Review: Sometimes A Win-Win Is A Lose
I've been spending some quality time with HTC's Titan II, and I would never call it a bad phone. But that's not the question good, bad, fast, slow, ugly, beautiful... they don't matter unless I feel ...
09:40 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Pew Study: 18% Of U.S. Smartphone Owners Use Check-In Apps
According to a new study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, the popularity of check-in apps continues to grow, though it still isn't quite mainstream yet. Pew's latest survey found that ...
09:26 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Just In Time For A Facebook IPO Tax Break, Eduardo Saverin Renounces U.S. Citizenship
Well that's some slick timing. Eduardo Saverin, known for co-founding Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg back in their college days at Harvard, has given up his United States citizenship. His name appeared...
08:44 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Zyngas Next Cash Cow? Farmville Sequel Spotted Under The Name Big Harvest
Is this Zynga's next cash cow? It looks like Farmville 2.0 is already in beta testing under the name 'Big Harvest' in the Philippines, a tipster tells us. As you can see, the game is way more three-di...
08:22 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Fleshes Out Privacy Policy To Comply With Data Protection Audits
Today Facebook will start sending the first of three billion notices to users about proposed changes to its privacy policy, which were made to comply with a Spring deadline for implementing recommenda...
08:22 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Fleshes Out Privacy Policy To Comply With Data Protection Audits, Will Hold Q&A On Monday
Today Facebook will start sending the first of three billion notices to users about proposed changes to its privacy policy, which were made to comply with a Spring deadline for implementing recommenda...
08:11 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Heres How Nexon Has Quietly Outperformed Zynga Since Both Of Their IPOs Last Year
Here in these parts, we may write a tad too much about our Silicon Valley gaming brethren like San Francisco's Zynga and Redwood Shores' Electronic Arts.But there's actually a company that's worth qui...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Happy Mothers Day: Punchbowl Partners With Amazon For Digital Gift Cards
When party-planning service Punchbowl expanded into digital greeting cards last fall, it emphasized creating a beautiful experience, just as it did with its party invitations. But CEO Matt Douglas say...
07:49 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Last Chance To Win Tickets To Disrupt NYC #TCDisrupt
Happy Friday! In less than one week, my colleagues and I (along with many, many others) will be flying to New York to gear up for one of the biggest conferences of the year, Disrupt NYC.We have reveal...
07:45 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Tagstand Is NFC-Enabling A Giant Cocktail Party, Will Let Guests Facebook & Tweet From Their Wristbands
Tagstand, the YC-backed companyfocused on making NFC a more mainstream technology, is getting some action at a pretty big black-tie event in New York this weekend which will see its technology used to...
06:41 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Foxconn Chief Confirms The Apple iTV
In an interview published by China Daily today, Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn, confirms the massive manufacturing company is making preparations for an Apple television set called iTV. Gou also state...
06:39 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Docphins Dashboard For Doctors Expands Nationwide
Docphin, a medical news and research service which we once described as a "Bloomberg for doctors,"has been growing quickly since its beta launch in November. Since then, the startup was selected to pa...
06:34 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Connected Moms: Nielsen Says 54% Own Smartphones; 75% Use Facebook; 5M Visit Pinterest Monthly
Nielsen has been running some research into different demographics and their impact in the digital world, and their latest -- quite possibly as a hat-tip to Mother's Day this weekend -- is a look at U...
06:20 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Halfbricks iOS Hit Jetpack Joyride Touches Down On Facebook
Here's a little something to file away for when your weekend gets dull -- the Australian devs at Halfbrick have brought their premier flying-around-and-dodging-things game to its new home away from iO...
05:55 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch TenderTree Rolls Into Beta To Help You Find Reliable Senior Caregivers
It's always refreshing when a startup tackles a real-world problem instead of building another photo-sharing/local reviews/social calendar service. Case in point: TenderTree, a company that's trying t...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Viddy Confirms $30M Round From NEA, Goldman, Khosla & Battery Ventures
Alexia said this was coming a few weeks ago, so it shouldn't come as a huge surprise, but... Viddy announced this morning that it has closed a $30 million Series B funding round. The new financing com...
05:43 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch IBMs Chess-Playing Computer, Deep Blue, Celebrates 15th Birthday
It was 15 years ago today that a computer - a conglomeration of transistors, memory, and storage media - could beat a world-class chess player. Called Deep Blue, the machine was part of a mission that...
05:28 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Olympus OM-D E-M5
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is arguably the best micro four-thirds camera Olympus has to offer. We've had issues with past m4/3 iterations like the EP1 and EP3, like awful color reproduction and slow auto-...
05:22 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch A Dreamy Look At A Would-Be Nokia Lumia 850
This Nokia Lumia 850 is not real. It's just a concept. But I would be proud to carry that phone in my pocket if it was real.The concept comes by way of The Nokia Blog, a fan site that found the concep...
05:07 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon To Launch Color Ebook Reader Later This Year, Says Report
A color Kindle might be on the way. Industry watchdog publication, Digitimes, says Amazon will launch one in the second half of this year. The report goes on to state that the new models will forgo th...
04:02 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch No Tablet News Yet From Nokia, But It Is Launching Its e-reader Reading App
There are still some big question marks over what Nokia plans to do in tablets -- a market where it is now the only major smartphone maker yet to make a device -- but at least Nokia is moving ahead wi...
04:02 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch No Tablet News From Nokia, But Its Launching A Reading App Powered By OverDrive
There are still some big question marks over what Nokia plans to do in tablets -- a market where it is now possibly the only major smartphone maker yet to make a device -- but at least Nokia is moving...
02:14 pm GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Qype, The Yelp Of Europe, Claims Top Dog Status With 860,000 Places Reviewed, Expands Daily Deals
Just as we get news of some consolidation in the local content market in the UK, some news of expansion, too: Qype, the Yelp of Europe (and Yelp's closest competitor in the region), today announced th...
10:38 am GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Consolidation Hits UK Local Sites: Zoopla Buys UpMyStreet, Folds It Into Its Own Property Pages
The UK housing market has been on shaky legs for a while now -- with tight lending conditions, unemployment and general consumer confidence all playing their part in slowing things down -- and that is...
08:29 am GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Startups Court Dev Bootcamps Ruby Grads: 88% Have Offers At Average Of $79K
This year, Shereef Bishay came up with an ambitious engineering and educational challenge: Try to take 20 aspiring developers, at various levels of ability, teach them Ruby on Rails, and have them job...
06:11 am GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Pay To Highlight Your Facebook Status Updates To More Friends A Reckless New Ads Test
Only 12% of your friends see your average status update, but Facebook is testing an option called "Highlight" that lets you pay a few dollars to have one of your posts appear to more friends. Highligh...
06:00 am GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Heres What The Facebook App Center Is Really About
The tectonic plates in the app world have been shifting quite a bit lately, in ways that will significantly impact developers and users. One major upcoming shift is coming from our friends in Redmond-...
03:44 am GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The 10 Startups Who Just Got Their Wings At AngelPads Spring 2012 Demo Day
AngelPad, the startup accelerator program started two years ago by ex-Googler and tech investor Thomas Korte, held Demo Day for its Spring 2012 class in San Francisco this week. The event was a very b...
03:36 am GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch With 12M+ Downloads, Scan Launches Scan-to-gram, A New Way To Follow People On Instagram
Three guys from Provo, Utah set out on a mission to make QR codes, those boring pixellated, black-and-white squares come alive -- in other words, to extend their functionality by turning them into rea...
02:45 am GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Saas For Cows! Farmeron Raises $1.4 Million *Seed* to Ease Farmers Lives
A lot of people in Silicon Valley are pretty obsessed with organic this and that. One or two startups have looked at the whole connecting-fams-with-consumers-directly model, even. So it's odd that it'...
02:42 am GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch CapsulePen Is A Pen-Shaped Pill Case That May Resurrect The Pocket Protector
This is clever. A new Kickstarter project aims to disrupt the pill case market. True, it's not the sexiest industry in the world, but it's ripe for some disruption, since there just so happens to be a...
01:49 am GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch FTC: Its Up To Facebook To Decide Whether An Instagram Investigation Will Impact The IPO
Some slightly conflicting stories zipping across the ether today involving Facebook, its $1 billion acquisition of Instagram and a rumored Federal Trade Commission investigation into the deal: The FT ...
01:40 am GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch KeKu Promises Cheap, High-Quality Calls To Any Phone Number Worldwide
KeKu is a VoIP telephony startup that has quietly build a global platform during its beta phase. Now, the company is ready to come out of beta. At its core, KeKu is pretty similar to services like Reb...
01:04 am GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Acquires Personalized Email Marketing Provider RestEngine
Twitter has just finalized a deal to acquire RestEngine, a developer of personalized email marketing services, which could help Twitter deliver email digests of great tweets you've missed. The acquisi...
01:04 am GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Buys Personalized Email Marketer RestEngine To Deliver Best Tweet Digests
Twitter has just finalized a deal tohire the team and buy the technology of RestEngine, a personalized email marketing service, which could help Twitter deliver email digests of great tweets you've mi...
12:49 am GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Disrupting Media: Where Do We Go Now That Weve Won? With Henry Blodget, Jonah Peretti And Gabe Rivera
In a world where Instagram is worth more than the New York Times, old media is no longer dying, it's dead. Instead, in its wake, we've got the Wild West: A chaotic morass of never-ending slideshows, p...
12:44 am GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Pandora Competitor Senzari Raises $1 Million From 500 Startups & Other Angels
Miami-based streaming music startupSenzari, which aims to take on Pandora by targeting the markets Pandora misses (i.e., the rest of the world), has just closed an additional round of funding totaling...
12:44 am GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Pandora Competitor Senzari Raises $1 Million From 500 Startups & Angels To Fund Global Expansion
Miami-based streaming music startupSenzari, which aims to take on Pandora by targeting the markets Pandora misses (i.e., the rest of the world), has just closed an additional round of funding totaling...
12:42 am GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Shavenu Delivers Razor Blades to Your Doorstep Every Month
European newcomer Shavenu is now offering shaving blade subscriptions to scruffy Brits, Canadians, and Deutschlanders using the DollarShaveClub.com model that set the shaving world alight last month.F...
12:37 am GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Adds Good Enough File Sharing To All Groups. Dropbox Should Worry About Growth
Today Facebook begins rolling out file sharing to all Groups, and while it's got many restrictions, it could be good enough to limit the long-term growth potential of cloud storage / file sharing serv...
12:26 am GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Is Testing In San Diego, Gives A Lift To Tony Hawk
Uber, the mobile car service that's becoming indispensable (I think I spend more money on Uber than on food), is continuing its geographic expansion by entering "super secret stealth test mode" in San...
12:13 am GMT - Fri, May 11, 2012
Techcrunch The Instagram Socialmatic Camera Concept Would Bring The Photo Sharing App To Real Life
Once upon a time a company pioneered simple photo sharing. By allowing consumers to easily take and share pictures, photography became a part of everyday life. Now, several generations removed, Polaro...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch GE And Quirky Team Up To Develop The Milk Jug Of The Future
For just about a week now, GE and product development network Quirky have been running an interesting contest -- they've challenged people to come up with ways to improve everyday objects by making th...
11:19 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Aiming For The Google Maps Behemoth, UpNext Releases Vector Mapping iPhone App
UpNext, an angel funded New York start-up, makes beautiful maps. Using a number of clever views, the team has built a wildly unique way to navigate your city and, more important, see buildings, points...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Nebulas Chris Kemp Wants Startups to Scale Efficiently
"In the Studio" opens its doors this week to a technologist who grew up tinkering with old Macs, dropped out of college to begin a career in technology, founded a few companies, and wound up as the Ch...
10:09 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch The Answer to All Mark Zuckerbergs Wall Street Problems: Betabrands Executive Pinstripe Hoodie
Let's say you're Mark Zuckerberg. You've got more money than god. You're running a company that's about to IPO with a $100 billion valuation. Hell, you've already had a movie made about you, and you'r...
09:51 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Mark Shuttleworth is Passionate About Canonical, Patents, and Space
Mark Shuttleworth is the founder and former CEO of Canonical, the commercial company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution. Today he holds the position "Lead Product Design", a role in which he shapes...
09:51 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Image Monetization Startup Stipple Raises $5M Led By Floodgate And Relevance
Stipple, the advertising startup that helps Web publishers monetize their images, just announced that it has raised $5 million in a Series A round of funding.The company already raised a $2 million se...
09:40 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Fellody And Tastebuds Are New Spotify Apps To Help You Find Your Perfect Music Partner
There are some of us who believe that having matching tastes in music is an essential for a relationship. Now two Spotify apps are setting out to prove it.The German founders of Fellody, Robin Simon a...
09:01 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Bings Biggest Redesign Yet Puts Pure Algorithmic Results Up Front, Sticks Social In The Sidebar
Bing today begins the rollout of a major redesign that separates search results into three panes: pure, algorithmic, text-only results in the center; context like maps, reviews, and actionable input f...
09:01 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Bings Biggest Redesign Yet Puts Pure Algorithmic Results Up Front, Sticks Context and Social In The Sidebar
Bing today begins the rollout of a major redesign that separates search results into three panes: pure, algorithmic, text-only results in the center; context like maps, reviews, and actionable input f...
08:34 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Major Bummer: WriteThat.Name Wants You To Pay To Keep It From Spamming Your Friends
Shame on you, WriteThat.Name. After more than one personal recommendation, not to mention glowing reviews around the web, I finally got around to signing up for WriteThat.Name, a service which automat...
08:34 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Major Bummer: WriteThat.Name Wants You To Pay To Keep It From Spamming Your Friends (Update: Hooray!)
Shame on you, WriteThat.Name. After more than one personal recommendation, not to mention glowing reviews around the web, I finally got around to signing up for WriteThat.Name, a service which automat...
08:29 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins And Sequoia Fund $6.5M Round For Ad Targeter Drawbridge
When two of the biggest names in venture capital (arguably still the biggest) both invest in a startup, you know it's probably time to take notice. So yes, take notice: A cross-device ad targeting sta...
08:29 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins And Sequoia Fund $6.5M Round For Cross-Device Ad Targeter Drawbridge
When two of the biggest names in venture capital (arguably still the biggest) both invest in a startup, you know it's probably time to take notice. So yes, take notice: A cross-device ad targeting sta...
08:17 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter: Turn Your iPad Into An Etch-A-Sketch
Looking to relive your childhood or turn your iPad into a hackneyed political pun? You'd best get over to Ari Krupnik's Kickstarter project. For $60 you get a red or blue case that simulates the actua...
08:05 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Minted Expands Beyond Stationery With New Art Print Business
Minted, the company that is best known for its online marketplace for stationery with prints by individual graphic designers, has launched a new vertical: Art prints.The art business on Minted is cura...
08:02 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Assured Labor, The Mobile Job-Finding Network, Breaks Into Brazil
Assured Labor, a mobile-centric job networking startup that was founded at MIT four years ago, is breaking into another Latin American market. The company is launching in Brazil witha localized servic...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Squrl Releases iPhone App, Adds Sharing To Your Facebook Timeline
Squrl has released a new app that has optimized many of the features of its video discovery application for the iPad and made them available on the iPhone. It also hopes to increase engagement by allo...
07:57 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Dish Networks Hopper DVRs Can Now Auto Hop Through Commercials
Tell me if this sounds familiar -- you're sitting on a couch watching television, and the commercial breaks seem way longer than the snippets of the show you're actually trying to watch. As it turns o...
07:21 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Carrier-Led Mobile Wallet Isis Partners With American Express: Adds Consumer, Biz Cards & AmExs Digital Payments Platform Serve
Isis, the carrier-led joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, is gaining steam and has today announced a new addition to its mobile wallet: American Express. The Isis Mobile Wallet will ...
07:07 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch T-Mobile Is Taking The Gloves Off (And Subsequently Punching AT&T In The Face)
You've seen the ads. What once was Carly in a pink dress, talking about her myTouch 4G that let her Facebook her face off and while making little "digs" at AT&T, has now become a biker chic badass...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Presenting The Worst Thing On The Internet: The Nokia Lumia Rap
No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Mixpanel Raises $10.25M Led by Andreessen Horowitz, Now Provides Analytics For Viddy And Path
Y Combinator-backed analytics startup Mixpanel can now add Andreessen Horowitz to an already-impressive list of investors.Mixpanel had already raised $1.75 million from Sequoia Capital, Square COO Kei...
06:49 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Tapjoy Launches $5M Fund To Invest In Mobile Game Development In Asia
Mobile ad and monetization platform Tapjoy is announcing a new $5 million fund - the "Tapjoy Asia Fund" - which aims to support development and marketing of free-to-play mobile games on both iOS and A...
06:31 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch LetsWombat Founder On Turning Product Sampling Into A Trackable Marketing Channel
When I think of product sampling, I remember the glorious days of wheeling around the grocery store with my mom and picking up every cheese and meat-laden toothpick in the building. My mom hated it. S...
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch The WhaleTail Gives Your iPad A Whale Tail
The WhaleTail, not to be confused with the whale tail made popular by Midwest girls, attempts to make holding a tablet or notebook a bit easier. The $50 device suctions onto a flat surface and then pr...
06:27 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch HelloFax: With 51K Installs, Were King Of Google Drive Apps
When Google Drive launched at the end of April, a wave of partner apps launched too. Now Y Combinator-backed HelloFax, the startup behind one of those apps, says its Google Drive app has seen rapid up...
06:27 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch HelloFax: With 51K Installs, Were The Top Google Drive App
When Google Drive launched at the end of April, a wave of partner apps launched too. Now Y Combinator-backed HelloFax, the startup behind one of those apps, says its Google Drive app has seen rapid up...
05:57 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch MoviePilot Seals $7M Series B Funding Led By DFJ Esprit
It's easy to miss the launch of the latest movies. You get a week of marketing and by the time you've figured out if you want to see it or not, it's moved off the theatre and you're waiting for the DV...
05:55 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Payments And Online ID Verification Company Jumio Nabs Strategic Investment From Citi Ventures
Mobile and online payments and ID verification startupJumiohas received an additional Series B investment led by Citi Ventures,a unit of global financial services company Citi. The funding follows Jum...
05:35 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch KLIK, The Face-Detecting iPhone App, Heads Into Production
KLIK, the real-time, facial recognition iPhone camera app from Face.com, has released its official 1.0 version today. (The previous version, which debuted in January, was a beta). The production versi...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Mozilla & The Knight Foundation Invest $1M In Crowdsourced Translation Startup Amara
Let's say you're a video publisher who wants all the world to have access to your content... But translating videos into multiple languages is time-consuming and expensive -- that is, unless you've go...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Mozilla & Knight Foundation Invest $1M In Crowdsourced Translation Startup Amara
Let's say you're a video publisher who wants all the world to have access to your content... But translating videos into multiple languages is time-consuming and expensive -- that is, unless you've go...
05:24 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Bets Big On Mirrorless Digital Cameras While Reducing Focus On Point-And-Shoot Models
In the riveting story of consumer electronics, the lowly point-and-shoot camera is about to be cut. Its days are numbered and cheap cameras are becoming increasingly less relevant as smartphones steal...
05:24 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch What Comes After Angry Birds? Rovio Confirms It Has Bought Caseys Contraptions
Yesterday Rovio announced that it had reached 1 billion downloads of games from its hugely popular Angry Birds franchise -- and with it, a little teaser of what might come next from the Finnish develo...
05:22 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Yer A Kindle, Harry! AmazonPottermore Offer All 7 HP Books In Kindle Lending Library
Potter fans will now be able to download all seven Harry Potter books from Amazon's Kindle Lending Library, a service offered free for Amazon Prime users. From the PR:The Kindle Owners Lending Library...
05:01 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch That Which We Call An Ultrabook By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sleek
Yesterday, to much fanfare and resolute sentiment, HP announced a return to what made it a great company to begin with: poorly-named and generic computing devices tarted up to take on Dell. This year ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Holy Moly: Bible App YouVersion Hits 50 Million Downloads
Newfangled social and gaming apps are popular and all, but it turns out that some content dating back thousands of years can still hold its own in today's tech landscape. YouVersion, a Bible reading a...
04:23 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch International Galaxy Note Users Can Finally (And Officially) Taste Ice Cream Sandwich
Samsung has been teasing Galaxy Note users with the promise of Ice Cream Sandwich for months, but now it seems like the consumer electronics giant has finally come through for their phablet fans.Multi...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Coupa Raises $22 Million Series E To Help Companies Track Spending
Coupa, the creator of spend optimization software for businesses, which brings something of a Mint.com-like view into where a company spends on operating resources, is today announcing the close of a ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch BetterCloud Nabs $2.2M From Angels To Bring Better Management & Security To Google Apps
About six years ago, Google launched Apps for Your Domain, which, for the first time, wrapped its suite of emerging cloud products under one umbrella -- as a service for businesses and the enterprise....
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Its Official: Digg Engineers Are Joining Washington Posts SocialCode
Another bit of closure for Digg as the company continues to look for a buyer of its technology and its site: its engineering team is joining SocialCode, the social media advertising and analytics subs...
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Its Official: 15 Digg Engineers Are Joining Washington Posts SocialCode
Another bit of closure for Digg as the company continues to look for a buyer of its technology and its site: its engineering team is joining SocialCode, the social media advertising and analytics subs...
03:05 pm GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Deutsche Telekom Q1: 510,000 Contract Customers Left T-Mobile USA; DT Sales Down 1.1% To $18.6B
T-Mobile USA's parent Deutsche Telekom today reported earnings for the quarter that ended March 31, with revenues and earnings in slight decline compared to a year ago: sales for the carrier came in a...
10:44 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Anonymous Social Network Anybeat Is Getting Bought And Shut Down. Dmitry Shapiro Going To Google+?
Anybeat, a social network that launched last year as a kind of "anti-Facebook" to meet people you don't already know, is getting bought by another company and is shutting down. The company posted a me...
10:41 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Evernote Goes East With A Standalone Chinese Service: Yinxiang Biji
Evernote, the company that makes software to help people take personal notes and archive information about their daily lives, today debuted a new standalone version of its service specifically for the...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Was Zyngas Deal To Buy OMGPOP That Disastrous? Heres Some Perspective.
Draw Something, the game that could do no wrong now seems like it can do little right, at least according to the blogosphere. There’sbeen a string of stories from virtually everyone saying that ...
07:30 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Consmr Goes Mobile, Moves Closer To Becoming Yelp For The Supermarket
Back in July of last year, we wrote about a New York City-based startup, called Consmr, which was attempting to build the Yelp, or Rotten Tomatoes of consumer goods. There's now more web research on c...
06:41 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Macys.com Rolls Out True Fit Sizing For Mens Jeans
Maybe I'm thrifty or maybe I'm just too busy to go and try on a pair of jeans in store. Either way, I know I'm not the only one. In the US alone, the apparel and footwear market is a $300 billion busi...
05:21 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch An Interview With McGraw-Hill Higher Education President, Brian Kibby, About The Future Of Ebooks [TCTV]
When you run some of the biggest and best presses in town, it's hard to imagine them ever going silent. Brian Kibby of McGraw-Hill, well known textbook publisher, would be happy to shut them down tomo...
05:05 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Move Over Harvard and MIT, Stanford Has the Real Revolution in Education
Lectures are often the least educational aspect of college; I know, I've taught college seniors and witnessed how little students learn during their four years in higher education. So, while it's nobl...
04:06 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch NEA Raising $2.5 Billion For What Could Become One Of The Largest VC Funds In History
Whether it's revenue, users, funding, whatever -- nowadays in tech, it seems like the numbers just keep getting bigger. The latest example of this: New Enterprise Associates, the global venture capita...
04:06 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch NEA Raising $2.5 Billion For What Could Become The Largest VC Fund In History
Whether it's revenue, users, funding, whatever -- nowadays in tech, it seems like the numbers just keep getting bigger. The latest example of this: New Enterprise Associates, the global venture capita...
03:41 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch The Art. Lebedev Bulavkas Pairs 4GB Of Flash Storage And A Safety Pin
Sometimes you just need to clip some files to a document. In that thought Art. Lebedev Studios, makers of their infamous OLED keyboard first shown in 2006, created the Bulavkas flash drive, which can ...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch EveryMove Nabs $2.6M From Blue Cross, BuddyTV Co-founder To Help You Reduce Health Costs
EveryMove, an alum of TechStars' Seattle accelerator program building what they've dubbed a "mileage plan for health benefits, today announced that it has closed a $2.6 million round of series A finan...
01:59 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Granted About $796 Million In Restricted Stock To Employees This Month
More Facebook riches all around!The company granted about $796 million in restricted stock units to employees less than a week ago, according to an amended IPO filing.These are"employee refresher gran...
01:28 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch SoundCloud Gets A Major Makeover, But Only Private Beta Users Can See It (For Now)
Most people probably don't stick around social music service SoundCloud's site to ogle its design, but apparently the team felt there was plenty of room for improvement. To that end SoundCloud, who no...
01:12 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Amends IPO S-1 To Admit Advertising Biz Hurt By Increasing Shift To Mobile, RSUS Grant
Facebook has just filed a sixth amendment to its S-1 filing to IPO in order to provide more transparency about how the shift of its user base from the web to mobile is causing it to show fewer ads per...
01:12 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Amends IPO S-1 To Admit Advertising Biz Hurt By Increasing Shift To Mobile, Note RSUS Grant
Facebook has just filed a sixth amendment to its S-1 filing to IPO in order to provide more transparency about how the shift of its user base from the web to mobile is causing it to show fewer ads per...
12:37 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Will Start Offering Paid Apps, Beta Program Is Taking Sign-Ups Now
Facebook's platform may have come to life on the back of freemium apps, but now it's taking another page from Apple's playbook by offering paid apps. A beta program starting now will let developers ch...
12:30 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch App Discovery By Quality, Not Popularity: Facebook Announces App Center For Web, iOS, Android, HTML5, Pre-Paid
Today, Facebook app discovery too heavily favors the loudest apps with the most users, so Facebook today announces it will soon launch the App Center, a single, personalized hub for discovering the hi...
12:28 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Social Media Dashboard Bottlenose Gets Smarter, Adds Support For Multiple Accounts, Facebook Pages
Bottlenose is a web-based smart social media dashboard that, in many ways, directly competes with Hootsuite and Tweetdeck. Bottlenose, however, puts a stronger emphasis on filtering your stream, both ...
12:14 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Googles iPhone App Gets An Overhaul Before Android? Strange.
Just yesterday, I finally moved the Google+ iPhone app atrocity to the back screen of my iPhone, and then the company goes out and does this. It makes the darned thing all pretty with a fresh upd...
12:09 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Acquires Mobile Entertainment And Music Streaming Startup mSpot
Samsung Electronics has acquired mobile entertainment startup mSpot, according to a release issued today. Financial terms were not disclosed, but previous reports point to an acquisition price of $8.8...
12:05 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch FreedomPop Revamps Free Data Plan For Their $99 WiMax iPhone Case, Puts It Up For Pre-Order
The last time TechCrunch heard from the internet-for-everyone proponents at FreedomPop, they revealed to us that they were working on an iPhone 4/4S case with a built-in WiMax radio that would give th...
12:03 am GMT - Thu, May 10, 2012
Techcrunch Cheezburger Creator Launches SimpleHoney To Find Hotels Youll Love
People deal with the pain of online hotel search is different ways. For many, it means spending hours and hours of research spread across dozens of browsers tabs. In my case, I usually throw up your h...
11:28 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Google Quietly Launches Groupon Now-Like Free Google Offers Across The U.S.
Google today announced its latest update for Google Maps for Android with support forGoogle Offers. One interesting piece of this announcement that stood out was that Google Maps for Android users now...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch President Obamas Tech Gurus Are Coming To TechCrunch Disrupt
We're thrilled to announce that two of President Obama's technology gurus, Todd Park, the US Chief Technology Officer, and Steven VanRoekel, its Chief Innovation Officer, will be joining us on stage a...
10:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Simple Rolls Out iPhone App, But Still No Word On Public Launch
Simple (formerly known as BankSimple), the startup with $13.1 million in funding to build a better banking experience for customers, has today introduced its firstmobile application, surprisingly ahea...
10:32 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Status Update
So first things first: We're not being sold! Instead, we've just hired a bunch of brilliant writers and a new COO. Also, we've seen a resurgence of community support (with over a thousand people atten...
09:57 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Google Maps For Android Gets Google Offers, Business Photos & Indoor Walking Directions
Google just launched an update for Google Maps for Android that brings three interesting new features to the app: integration with Google Offers, support for Google Business Photos and indoor walking ...
09:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Cross-Platform CRM Startup Base Raises $6.8M From Index Ventures, Social+Capital
Chicago-based Base, a company that develops a cross-platform CRM product, has raised $6.8 million in Series B funding led by Index Ventures with Social+Capital Partnership, OCA Ventures and the I...
09:12 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Oh What A Night: Photos From Last Nights NYC Mini-Meetup
When we planned our mini meet-up series, we expected a few geeks in a bar somewhere drinking and swapping stories about C#. Nothing prepared us for the onslaught. At one point, 1,256 of us filled all ...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Klout In The Airport: A High Score Gets You Into Cathay Pacifics SFO Lounge
Last month, Klout launched its iPhone app. Today, it's announcing its first big mobile partnership, one that should make app pretty appealing to any air travelers in San Francisco.So Klout is launchin...
08:57 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Ask A VC Is Back With Sparks New Partner Nabeel Hyatt And Andreessen Horowitzs Enterprise Guru Peter Levine
Ask a VC, the TCTV show where you ask the questions, is back after a long hiatus and we're kicking things off with two partners this week from Spark Capital and Andreessen Horowitz! If you've got ques...
08:43 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Etsy Raises $40M To Fuel International Expansion
Etsy, the popular online marketplace for all things handmade, just announced that it has raised $40 million in a new funding round led by Index Ventures with participation by Burda, Union Square Ventu...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch RewardLoop Raises $1M For QR Code-Enabled Loyalty Programs
RewardLoop, a startup offering a nifty new approach to customer reward programs, has raised $1 million in Series A funding.To get started with RewardLoop, businesses need to an install an adapter that...
08:24 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Shopmox Debuts A Flipboard For Shopping On The iPad
When done well, iPad-enabled shopping experiences have been paying off for e-commerce sites. Take for example, Fab.com, which is forecasting the iPad to account for a quarter of its revenue in two yea...
08:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Ustream Says Russian Citizen Journalist Is The Focus Of Todays DDoS Attack
Developing story: Ustream has sent out some details on the DDoS attack that is currently attacking its system -- which was reported on earlier by GigaOm, along with another DDoS attack on Bambuser.A U...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch May The VCs Be Ever In Your Favor Meet The Next 500 Startups Accelerator Class
Dave McClure's 500 Startups crew is at it again, with another group of 27 companies joining its incubator program. The new group of startups in the 500 Startups Accelerator follows a lot of the same t...
07:32 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Storage Service Pogoplug Goes After Business Users With Launch Of Pogoplug For Teams
Cloud storage service and device makerPogoplugis expanding beyond the consumer space today, to focus on the more potentially profitable business market. With a new offering dubbed "Pogoplug for Teams,...
07:32 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Storage Service Pogoplug Goes After Business Users With Launch Of Pogoplug Team
Cloud storage service and device makerPogoplugis expanding beyond the consumer space today, to focus on the more potentially profitable business market. With a new offering dubbed "Pogoplug Team," the...
07:22 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Final Nail In The Joost Coffin: Adconion Rebrands, Folds Video Service Into Smartclip
Looks like the final frame has been reached for Joost, the online video service originally started by Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis and then eventually sold to the Adconion Media Gro...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Sprints Tri-Fi Mobile Hotspot Plays Nice With 3G, WiMax, And LTE
Talk about covering your bases. In addition to outing the EVO 4G LTE's release date, Sprint (along with hardware partner Sierra Wireless) has pulled back the curtains on their new Tri-Fi mobile hotspo...
06:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Angry Birds Catapults Itself To One Billion Downloads
A little footnote -- no, actually, a big footnote -- to Rovio's news earlier this week that revenues had increased by more than tenfold in 2011: the games developer says that its Angry Birds games hav...
06:33 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Disrupt NYC 2012: The Agenda
Good morning everybody! It's beginning to look a lot like NYC Disrupt time (seriously, Disrupt is a force of nature in more ways than one). For those of you wondering why we haven't been returning ema...
06:32 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch 1000Memories Brings Its Photo-Scanning Shoebox App To Android, Revamps iPhone Version
1000Memories, the startup that's helping consumers get their old-fashioned printed photos online, is bringing itsShoeBox mobile applicationto the Android platform today, while also rolling out a compl...
06:01 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Enhances Its Suicide Prevention Outreach, Adds Services For Vets And Military Personnel
Facebook's role as a social network for close to one billion people can be a weighty responsibility, and today the company took one more step in the kind of social outreach activities that befit a com...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch RankBoards, A Pinterest For Opinions, Brings Ranking Into The Imagery Equation
There are quite a few Pinterest clones out there, and to be quite honest with you, there's nothing wrong with a clone if it adds value in a fundamentally different way than the service it's cloning. T...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Brazils Startup Industry: Impressions, Insights & Lessons from Israel (Part II)
This post is co-written withDaniel Cunha, my partner atInitial Capital.In Part I, we outlined some of the challenges facing the Brazilian startup community as it sets-out to reap the massive opportuni...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Instacanvas Launches Global Marketplace For Instagram Prints
Given that it's pretty hard to take a really bad photo with Instagram, it's only natural that some users would want to turn their images into physical objects to hang on their walls. There are a few c...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Its Official: HTCs EVO 4G LTE To Hit Sprint Shelves On May 18
Pre-orders for Sprint's new EVO 4G LTE have been open for a few days now, but Sprint has finally gotten around to announcing when we'll actually be able to get our hands on one. Starting on May 18, yo...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch AngelHack Plans A Bicoastal Hackathon, With Funding For the Winners
Covering the tech scene in San Francisco, it sometimes seems like there's a hackathon every weekend. But the folks behind AngelHack are thinking a little bigger for their summer event.They're calling ...
05:47 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Spire.io: A New Platform For Serverless Apps That Work On Web & Mobile
What do you do when you're a consumer apps company with apps that never hit the big-time, but whose development forced you to solve the same problems over and over again? Well, if you're Border Stylo ...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch LittleBigPlanet For The PS Vita To Enter Beta Soon
Three months after launching the PS Vita is still a hard sale. There simply isn't a killer title yet. Uncharted: Golden Abyss is boring, the racing games fall flat, and the best game so far, Ninja Gai...
05:27 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch AOL Beats Street, But Revenue, Display Ads Dipped
AOL reported first quarter earnings this morning, which saw it posting higher revenues than expected by analysts, with $529.4 million in revenue during the quarter, beating the $527 million consensus....
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Social Ad Startup Adaptly Raises $10.5M From Valhalla And Time Warner
Adaptly, a startup that manages ad campaigns across multiple social networks, just announced that it has raised $10.5 million in a Series B round of funding. At the same time, it's launching a new pro...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch First Round Capital Bumps Up Phineas Barnes, Kent Goldman To Partner Level
Two big promotions are getting announced today at First Round Capital -- a sign of more growth, and more opportunities, at the early-stage VC firm: Phineas Barnes and Kent Goldman are now partners. Pr...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch First Round Capital Closes Another $135M Fund, Bumps Up Phineas Barnes, Kent Goldman To Partner Level
Two big pieces of news today forFirst Round Capital -- a sign of more growth, and more opportunities, at the early-stage VC firm: the company has closed on another fund, and it has created two new par...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch ThingLink Acqu-hires Pixboom To Double Down On Fashion
ThingLink, which has a platform for tagging things inside images, has acquired Pixboom, an interactive image tagging service for the Swedish fashion industry. The terms of the deal were undisclosed bu...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Flipboard Unofficially Available For Any Android Device And Heres How To Install It
Flipboard for Android has arrived! The app made a limited debut late last week with the Samsung Galaxy S III, but now it's here for everyone -- but not officially. You see, the app, is supposed to be ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Leap Motion Raises $12.75 Million, Wants To Change The Future Of HumanComputer Interaction
Last year, stealth startup OcuSpecraised $1.3 millionfrom Andressen Horowitz, Founders Fund, SOSventures International and a number of angel investors. Today, the company is announcing that is has rai...
03:45 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Blinkx Adds Tens Of Thousands Of Movie Clips, Thanks To AnyClip
Video search company Blinkx will be adding tens of thousands of clips from various feature films to its search engine, thanks to a deal with startup AnyClip. The agreement should bolster the amount of...
03:32 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Flint: A New Mobile Payment App For Small Businesses Picks Up $3M From Storm, True Ventures
Another mobile payments service is hitting the market today, but unlike Square, Here from PayPal, or solutions from the likes of Isis, this one doesn't require a dongle on the handset -- or new techno...
02:25 pm GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Telefonica Tries Its Hand At Free Calls, Texts With TU Me, Wants To Take The Skype Road To Make Money
Telefonica has been working hard to make sure it remains a relevant force in mobile as big companies like Apple and smaller app developers like Twilio all swoop in to eat the carriers' proverbial lunc...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Brammo Rolls Out 100MPH Empulse Line of Electric Motorcycles, Priced Between $17K to $19K
In recent years a flurry of electrified two-wheeled motorcycles and scooters have emerged from companies like Zero, Brammo, Mission Motors, BRD and Evolve. While some are still in the prototype phase ...
07:53 am GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal, Softbank Team Up On A Joint Venture PayPal Japan
PayPal and mobile operator Softbank are getting together to launch a joint venture in Japan that should extend the payment subsidiary's reach in Asia. It's a 50-50 effort for PayPal, which is owned by...
07:53 am GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal, Softbank Team Up On A Payments Joint Venture PayPal Japan
PayPal and mobile operator Softbank are getting together to launch a joint venture in Japan that should extend the payment subsidiary's reach in Asia. It's a 50-50 effort for PayPal, which is owned by...
06:31 am GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Triposos Mobile Travel Guide Now Actively Recommends Your Next Destination; CrunchFund Invests
Back in September, Jon Tirsen and Douwe Osinga, two ex-Googlers, unveiled their new mobile travel guide, Triposo, setting out to do for travel content what Google and PageRank did for search. The star...
05:18 am GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Inside AnyVivo, The YC Startup That Wants To Be The Amazon.com For Pets And Plants
AnyVivo, a startup that launched this spring out of Y Combinator's Winter 2012 program, has a pretty big mission: It wants to be the e-commerce hub for all living things. You might think that Amazon s...
04:08 am GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Job You Got Leaves You So Uninspired? Apply For The Latest New Jersey Accelerator, TechLaunch
Not many people think much good can come from New Jersey. Sure there's the Shore and Boardwalk Empire, but for the most part it's "bridge and tunnel" this and Snooki that. Well that's all supposed to ...
04:05 am GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Funzio Was Making $5M In Sales Per Month When It Sold To GREE For $210M
San Francisco-based mobile gaming startup Funziohad just come off making more than $5 million in sales per month when it sold toJapan's GREE for $210 million last week.Profits may be another story, an...
03:31 am GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Quora Employee Answers Why I Declined An Offer To Work At Instagram On Quora
Here's a heart-warming tale of why you can't second-guess yourself. Robert Cezar Mateihad the chance to work for Instagram long-before it was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion, but followed his pass...
02:48 am GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Former Lolapps CEO Arjun Sethi Lands At Former Facebook VPs Chamath Palihapitiyas Fund As An EIR
Arjun Sethi, who was the CEO of early social game developer LOLapps, has landed at Chamath Palihapitiya's venture fund The Social+Capital Partnership as an entrepreneur in residence. It's a soft ...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Garrett Camp Steps Down As StumbleUpon CEO, Will Serve As Chairman
StumbleUpon co-founder Garrett Camp just announced that he's stepping down as CEO and becoming chairman of the company's board.The change is effective immediately, Camp says. He'll be leading a search...
01:57 am GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Backed By Angels, SiteSimon Launches To Turn Your Browser Into An Intelligent Assistant
When New York-based Sitesimon first emerged from Entrepreneur Roundtable's accelerator program last year, it was as a social browsing tool that aimed to automate the process of finding and discovering...
12:54 am GMT - Wed, May 9, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Testing Offers Discounts For Ecommerce Sites, Not Just Brick+Mortar
Facebook has a plan to squeeze more ad dollars out of ecommerce sites and anyone else selling products on the web. It's quietly testing a new version of its Offers coupons that can be redeemed at onli...
11:54 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Google Makes Its Google+ Notifications In Gmail More Interactive
Email is typically static. Because of security concerns, virtually none of the standard web-based and desktop email clients let you run JavaScript code in an HTML email, for example. Microsoft's Hotma...
11:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Why Location-Based Services Will Create Multiple Winners At The Application Layer
Location, location, location. Whether youre a real estate agent, a traveler, or building mobile applications, location matters a great deal. As far as phone sensors go, the GPS sensor appears to be on...
11:28 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Really, Yahoo. What Is Taking So Long?
When Yahoo hired Scott Thompson as CEO back in January, many at the company were surely hoping that they'd finally found the game-changing leader they'd so sorely needed for years. Now just four month...
11:26 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Virurl Raises $1.2M To Reward Users For Spreading Viral Content
Virurl, a startup that helps advertisers promote their content virally, is launching its public beta test today. It's also announcing that it has raised $1.2 million in seed funding.Here's how the Vir...
11:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch 75 Days Post-Lauch, NoshLists Waitlisting App For Restaurants Hits 1 Million Diners Seated
NoshList, the new waitlisting application for restaurants out ofFirespotter Labs, themakers of the food photo-sharing appNosh(and, as you may recall, the awesome SoLoMo spoof appJotly), is announcing ...
11:11 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Paul Carrs NSFWCorp Web Publication Launches To Much Fanfare
Former TC'er Paul Carr's latest venture, called NSFWCorp, has launched into private beta. It's a weekly news magazine dubbed as the "the Economist as written by The Daily Show" and will be available f...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Insane Simplicity: The Obession That Drives Apples Success [TCTV]
The marketing executive Ken Segall not only worked closely with Steve Jobs for years at both Apple and NeXT, but he was also the creative guy who came up with the iMac name. And he's just written a bo...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Insane Simplicity: The Obsession That Drives Apples Success [TCTV]
The marketing executive Ken Segall not only worked closely with Steve Jobs for years at both Apple and NeXT, but he was also the creative guy who came up with the iMac name. And he's just written a bo...
10:45 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch NYC Real Estate Startup RealDirect Adds Map Search And Compatibility Rankings
RealDirect.com was built around a compelling proposition for home sellers instead of paying the 6 percent broker fee, let RealDirect handle the listings and offer advice from agents, while only payin...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Photo & Video Now The Fastest Growing Mobile App Category
Ever since Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of Instagram, the search for the next "Instagram of [insert app category here]" has been on. One area many pundits have focused on in this context is video...
10:08 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Give Your Silver Tongue A Workout With GroupCalls Super-Simple Conference Calls
Conference calls aren't always the most interesting things to take part in, but they can be just as much a hassle to set up as they are to sit though. That's where a new app called GroupCall comes in ...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch With 125M Views, These Vloggers Are Already Good. But YouTube Wants To Make Them Better.
YouTube has announced the next class of creators to go through its YouTube Next program, this time focusing on vloggers. The video site originally announced the initiative about six weeks ago, and tod...
09:46 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Component Marketplace Verious Expands, Adds Hundreds Of Windows Phone & HTML5 Listings To Site
Verious, a new mobile component marketplace (and recent Disruptfinalist), is announcing an expansion of its service today, to also include components for Microsoft's Windows Phone platform as well as ...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Sean Parkers Stealth Video Startup Airtime Ready For Launch At June 5th Press Event
Airtime looks to be finally ready for takeoff, as Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning's stealth video startup just put up a blog stating "We look forward to saying hello on June 5th. Sign up to be first in ...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Ustream, Booyah Co-founders Team Up On Stealth Startup With $1.5M From Greylock, Kevin Rose & More
Back in November, Ustream Co-founder and longtime CEO John Ham stepped down from the company he had helped found four and a half years earlier. His co-founder, Brad Hunstable, took the reins in his pl...
09:18 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Swiftype Builds Site Search That Doesnt Suck
In my four-plus years covering tech, I don't think I've ever met another blogger who was happy with the search feature on their website. The options range from terrible to, uh, functional, but it's ne...
09:04 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch The Anti-Groupon? Edo Launches Real-Time Local Offers Platform, Tied To Your Bank Card For Instant Credits
Today at the Finovate conference in San Francisco, a company callededo announced the introduction of what it describes as "geocommerce" offers, which, as the name implies, are offers and deals from me...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Makes A Bigger Play For Arcade-Style Games With Bubble Safari
Zynga is taking yet another step away from its long line of casual sim "-Ville" games today with the launch of Bubble Safari. It's a arcade game where a monkey named "Bubbles" has to shoot down pieces...
08:48 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Let The News Find You: Msgboy Reads The Web For You In Real Time [Invites]
Keeping up with the news is pretty much a full-time job these days. Thankfully, recommendation services like Zite and Flipboard have figured out some ways of keeping their users informed without overl...
08:48 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Let The News Find You: Msgboy Reads The Web For You In Real Time
Keeping up with the news is pretty much a full-time job these days. Thankfully, recommendation services like Zite and Flipboard have figured out some ways of keeping their users informed without overl...
08:47 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch The Future Is Going Retail: Nest Thermostat Now Selling At Lowes
Nest and Lowe's have teamed up to sell the Nest "learning thermostat" at 500 Lowe's stores throughout the country, a first for a major bit of high-tech geekery....
08:28 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Gamification Startup SessionM Raises $20M Led By Charles River Ventures
SessionM, a startup led by Quattro Wireless co-founder Lars Albright, just announced that it has raised $20 million in a Series B round of funding.The round was led by Charles River Ventures, with par...
07:44 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch TCGadgets Webcast: CTIA, The Samsung Galaxy S III, And Jawbones Big Jambox
We're back and ready to attack with another episode of our TechCrunch/Gadgets Weekly webcast. Matt, unfortunately, could not make any time for us as he was in the happiest place on Earth with his fami...
07:43 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Review: Ernst Benz Officer Collection ChronoLunar
As a big watch nerd, I love sharing cool watches with you guys in hopes that my obsession, as unseemly as it is, will be passed from writer to reader like an STD. This time I was lucky enough to be ab...
06:57 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Comcast Subscribers Can Now Connect to WatchESPN, With Service Coming Soon to XfinityTV.com
Comcast and ESPN are making good on their promise to bring live sports to iPads and other devices, announcing today that Comcast subscribers can now log in to ESPN's WatchESPN mobile and web apps. And...
06:56 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Viewbix Raises $2M to Bring Interactive Videos to SMBs
Israeli-based Viebix is announcing a Round A of $2M led by Canaan Partners, with participation by Longfellow Venture Partners. Viewbix makes it really easy and quick to create interactive videos. Thes...
06:55 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Credictive Wants To Be The IMDB For Creative Content And People
Credictive, which just went into invite-only beta, wants to solve the problem of crediting who did what online. It's pitched as an "IMDB for creative content" where people who create videos or music o...
06:49 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Virgin Mobile Gets Its First Taste Of WiMax With The $299 EVO V 4G
While Sprint customers wait with bated breath for their new LTE network to go live, the nation's third largest wireless carrier has just announced that their no-contract subsidiary Virgin Mobile will ...
06:09 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Brazils Startup Industry: Impressions, Insights & Lessons from Israel (Part I)
Initial Capital was launched in 2011 as an investment firm targeting early stage startups in Israel and Brazil. The unlikely investment focus is the result of three friends two Israeli and one Brazil...
05:43 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Adds Apps To The Lumia: Rovio, EA, ESPN, Groupon, Box Among Them; Some Exclusive
Windows Phone is way behind Android and iOS when it comes to apps -- only about 80,000 apps compared to 500,000-600,000 each at the other two -- too far behind to possibly ever catch up in actual numb...
05:42 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Payments Platform Square Finds A Foothold At Art Fairs And Farmers Markets
Mobile payments processing platform Square has been used by a variety of individuals and businesses, from charities to taxis to food trucks to political campaigns. Next upart fairs and farmers' market...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Nearing The 1M User Mark, Expensify Adds Trips Feature To Mobile Apps
It seems that Expensify is not done with its mission of making "expense reports that don't suck" quite yet. Today, the San Francisco-based startup launched new features that make the whole process eve...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch This Real RC Car Transformer Is Ready To Roll Out
If you watch one homemade Japanese RC car transformer video today, make it this one. This amazing little roadster switches from sports car to dancing robot in a few seconds and it can even walk while ...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch ComiXology Announces 65M Downloads, Inks Exclusive Multi-year Deal With Marvel To Distribute Digital Comics
Comics on the iPad. A match made in nerd heaven, right?Well, today it gets even better with the announcement that ComiXology and Marvel Entertainment have entered into a multi-year deal that sees the ...
04:43 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Remember: The New York Mini Meet-Up Is Happening Tonight At 6pm
And we're off: the TC New York Mini Meet-Up is on for tonight, May 8, from 6pm-10pm at Bar 13 on 13th St. and University Pl. It will be a Blastoise.Special thanks to our volunteers and good old Jordan...
04:33 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch JumpTap: Kindle Fire Usage Has Declined After Holiday Boost, iPad Back To Pre-Fire Launch Levels
The Kindle Fire from Amazon has stolen a march in the tablet world, with some estimating that it now makes up more than half of all Android tablets in use in the U.S. today. But the latest monthly fig...
04:20 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Crowdfunding: $1.5B Raised, 1M Campaigns Funded In 2011; Figures Set To Double In 2012
Well, it's been quite a year already for the crowdfunding industry. With the JOBS Act becoming law, the tech industry (and the economy) are headed for some big changes, as the legalization of crowdfun...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Wi-Fi Alliance Pushes Passpoint As A Solution For Customer And Carrier Data Woes
Smartphone and tablets owners are clamoring for access to more Wi-Fi on the go, or so a new study from the Wi-Fi Alliance claims. Out of 1,000 US-based smartphone and tablet owners, 87% of them indica...
03:42 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Want To Know What Apple Will Do Next In Mobile Commerce? Check Out The Pirq Its Giving To Employees
As device makers like RIM, Samsung and Nokia incorporate NFC technology into their mobile devices, Apple has been radio silent on what its plans will be in mobile commerce and payments. But a deal tha...
03:34 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Pathwright Launches Platform To Let Anyone Create, Sell Branded Online Courses
Education is changing, and startups like Coursera another, CodeAcademy, Treehouse, StraighterLine, Khan Academy, Lynda.com, and Udacity,(among others) are all carrying the torch for online education a...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Customer Loyalty And Rewards Platform For Local Businesses Belly Raises $10M From Andreessen Horowitz
Chicago-based Belly, a startup that is a fast-growing contender in the local business customer loyalty and rewards space, has raised $10 million in Series B funding from Andreessen Horowitz. The compa...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch MobileBackstage Secures More Funds To Connect Fans With Artists
Lady Gaga has captured the imagination of the entertainment world with her team's successful social media engagement with the fans she calls her "Little Monsters", and many other artists and agents ar...
02:02 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Singtels Amobee Buys AdJitsu To Take Mobile Ads Into The Third Dimension
Another bit of consolidation in the mobile advertising space -- this time with an ad-tech twist: Amobee, the mobile ad company that itself was the subject of a takeover by Singtel only two months ago,...
01:36 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Mojo Motors Fuels Up With $3M From Atlas, RPM For Better Used Car Shopping
Mojo Motors, a discount shopping site for used vehicles, has raised $3 million in series A financing, led by Atlas Venture, with participation from existing investors RPM Ventures, NextView Ventures, ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch With 70 Million Registered Users, Viber Brings Beta Apps To BlackBerry, Windows Phone
We've been covering Viber since the very beginning, through the launch of an Android app and the addition of photo/location sharing capabilities, to the moment the company announced 50 million users, ...
10:57 am GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Evine: Former HSN CEO Takes On The Bigs, Launches Interactive Shopping Platform For Women
For over a decade, if you were to say "home shopping," you were likely referring to the experience of viewing products on your TV set, and ordering over the phone. After launching in the '80s, it wasn...
09:38 am GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Inside The Ballmer Peak-a-thon: The Boozy Hackathon With No Biz Guys Allowed [TCTV]
Dozens of programmers gathered together this past weekend in downtown San Francisco to do two things: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and collectively pursue the "Ballmer Peak," an elusive state of inebriati...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Olympus Releases Rugged TG-1 Point And Shoot Camera
The latest in what I like to call pro-point-and-shoots (I'd put the Canon G12 and the S95 in this category), the TG-1 from Olympus promises high-speed, f2.0 snapshots in a body that can take a lick an...
08:58 am GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Aiming For Global Expansion, Elemental Technologies Raises $13M In Round Led By Norwest
Elemental Technologies, which builds encoding software used by some of the largest video providers in the world, raised $13 million in a Series C round of funding led by Norwest Venture Partners, whic...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch After 20,000 Beta Downloads, Doodle.Ly iPad App Gets Legit With New Social Features
Imagery has always been important, but it would seem that our obsession with it is growing by the minute. Pinterest is so hot right now, and I honestly don't even need to talk about Instagram, or that...
06:22 am GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Greatist Wants To Build A Brand Around Non-Sucky Health Content
When it comes to health and fitness, content farms rule the Internet. Try to search for something like "how to lose weight" and you'll get a long list of anonymously-written, poorly-sourced articles. ...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook to Marketers, Its Time for a Click to Action
You Like me...you really Like me. Wait. Maybe you don't really Like me after all. According to our Facebook engagement metrics, only 1% of you actually react when we post. So, to keep the numbers up, ...
04:16 am GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Twitpic Launches An iPhone App, But Is It Too Late?
Twitpic was once the de facto standard for photo sharing on Twitter. Before Instagram and Twitter's own photo-sharing solution, the service worked a treat, allowing us to compress our photos and share...
03:25 am GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch EA Tempers Coming Layoffs With $1.2B In Digital Revs For The Year, Promise Of Big Social Title
EA's big shift toward treating games as services instead of packaged goods is going to mean restructuring this year. Chief executive John Riccitiello said in today's earnings call that there will be ...
02:39 am GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Honeywell Fires Back At Nest In Patent Infringement Case, Denies All Accusations
The last time the Honeywell-Nest legal scuffle appeared on our radar, upstart Nest had just lawyered up (with Apple's former Chief Patent Counsel no less) and offered up their counterclaims to the ori...
02:34 am GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Decline Of Reader Apps Likely Due To News Feed Changes, Shows Facebook Controls The Traffic Faucet
No, Facebook news reader apps aren't declining becauseusers suddenly got fed up with auto-sharing. The user loss is likely due to "trending articles", a new way of surfacing recently read articles in ...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch The Avengers Sets New Mobile Sales Record For Fandango
The Avengers can add another record to its tally it represents the most opening weekend tickets sold in Fandango history, and a new record for mobile ticket sales.Fandango didn't share the exact numb...
02:24 am GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Google Ventures-Backed Location-Sharing Service EchoEcho Raises $750k From Bullpen, PROfounders
EchoEcho is one of the more useful location-based applications on the market today. Instead of focusing on check-ins and deals, the application simply makes it easy for you to find out where your frie...
01:03 am GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch Eventbrite And SponsorHub Team Up For Easy Event Sponsorship Integration
If you're an event organizer selling tickets through Eventbrite, it's about to get easier to find sponsors, thanks to integration with a startup called SponsorHub.SponsorHub founder and CEO Robert Joh...
12:51 am GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch EA Shares Slip 9% In After-Hours As The Company Forecasts Losses For The Quarter
EA shares slipped 9.5 percent in after-hours trading to $13.70 as the company said it expected losses of 40 to 45 cents a share for the next quarter. It said it expects to make $4.1 billion for the ye...
12:51 am GMT - Tue, May 8, 2012
Techcrunch EA Shares Slip 5% In After-Hours As The Company Forecasts Losses For The Quarter
EA shares slipped 9.5 percent in after-hours trading to $13.70 as the company said it expected losses of 40 to 45 cents a share for the next quarter. It said it expects to make $4.3 billion for the ye...
11:58 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch David Karp, Jonah Peretti And Adrian Grenier Are All Ready To Disrupt NYC
We're sitting in a conference at Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park watching Disrupt companies rehearse and it's reminding me, Disrupt NYC is almost here! (Also, I think I just stole somebody's food.)Other...
11:33 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Vidpresso Wants To Help TV Stations Put Your Tweets And Facebook Comments On Air
It's hard to find a live morning show or sports event coverage on TV these days that doesn't feature tweets or Facebook comments from viewers. For most programs, though, getting those messages on air ...
11:22 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch The Verdict Is In: Google Infringed On Oracle Copyrights
The jury in the long-running infringement case between Google and Oracle has ruled that certain pieces of Android APIs were too similar to code used in Oracle's Java programming tools. But the jury wa...
11:22 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Alau.me Wants To Fix iOS Marketing With Bit.ly-Like Links And More
People are always complaining about the difficulty of getting found in the Apple App Store. A new startup called Alau.me (pronounced "allow me") is trying to tackle the problem through a app referral ...
11:03 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Capital One Acquires Mobile Savings Startup BankOns, Team Moving To Capital One Labs
San Francisco-basedBankOns, an early stage mobile startup, has been acquired by Capital One and will now be incorporated into Capital One's Digital Labs.This very young company was founded in summer 2...
10:56 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Twitters Mobile Site Now Uses One-Third Less Bandwidth
Twitter just announced an update to its mobile site that is meant to bring it up to par with the new version of Twitter the company introduced in December. According to Twitter, the idea behind this u...
10:36 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch iOS 5.1.1 Update Addresses Bugs With Camera Shortcut, AirPlay, And Network Connections
Plug in your iDevices people, because Apple just released an update. It's a minor one, to be sure, but brings about some rather helpful bug fixes. Most notably, you should no longer receive the "Unabl...
09:44 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Want To Broadcast Live On YouTube? Youll Need A Google+ Account For That
This morning, Google officially rolled out Google+Hangouts On Airto all users worldwide, following the feature's limited introduction back in September. At the time of its initial release, this l...
09:42 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Unified Hires Googler Brian Murphy To Run Sales
Unified, a company offering tools to help agencies and brands manage their social advertising campaigns, has lured someone from Google to run it sales team.Specifically, it's announcing the hiring of ...
09:35 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Study: Our Smartphones Are Turning Us Into Real-Time Information Seekers And Problem Solvers
Do you regularly use your cell phone to coordinate meetings, solve an unexpected problem, decide which restaurant to eat at, look up the score of a sporting event, check traffic, call help in an emerg...
09:12 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch The Quiet Mobile Gaming Giant: Storm8 Passes 300M Downloads, Has Reached 100M Unique Devices
While it seems like mobile gaming companies are getting acquired left and right this spring, there are still plenty that are staying independent and doing just fine.Storm8, which is totally bootstrapp...
09:03 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Disrupt NYC Hackathon More Details
We’re less than two weeks away from 24 hours of sheer hacking bliss. We’ve also released the final batch of tickets for the event, so if you’re planning on hacking, this is your fina...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Gumroad Gets $7 Million Series A From Kleiner Perkins For Indie E-Payment Platform
Gumroad, the startup that lets individuals receive e-payments through a simple URL link, has received $7 million in new funding led by Silicon Valley venture capital stalwart Kleiner Perkins Caulfield...
08:53 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch A Closer Look At Chorus, The Next-Generation Publishing Platform That Runs Vox Media
The modern online newsroom is a 24/7 operation. It needs power tools to work efficiently, like modern carpenters need electric drills to build houses.The problem is that most content management system...
07:50 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch uTests AppGrader Scores Mobile Apps, Helps Developers Squash Bugs
uTest, a company known for providing a variety of testing solutions for desktop, web and mobile, is launching a new solution designed to grade mobile apps' performance under real-world conditions, and...
07:32 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Launches The Most Boring Anti-Apple Campaign Ive Ever Witnessed
In one of the most anticlimactic (and likely ineffective) marketing campaigns in history, RIM has today launched its "Wake Up. Be Bold." campaign in Australia. It began with a group of "protestors" di...
07:26 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsen: Smartphones Used By 50.4% Of U.S. Consumers, Android 48.5% Of Them
Nielsen today became the latest analyst house to call it for smartphones outnumbering more basic devices in the U.S. The company says that in March 2012 smartphones were in use by 50.4 percent of cons...
07:20 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Color Partners With Verizon To Bring Livestreaming Audio and Video to iPhone, Android
After a disastrous launchand a not-so stellar pivot, Color may finally have found its stride and a rather large core user base. Today,Color and Verizon Wireless have entered a three year deal to bring...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch RichRelevance Raises $20M From Crosslink, Greylock To Help Manage Personalization For Retailers
Exclusive: RichRelevance, a company that powers personalized shopping experience for online retailers, has raised $20 million in funding led by Crosslink Capital with Greylock Partners, Draper Fisher ...
06:43 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Social Loyalty Platform PunchTab Launches Agency Platform; Touts Customers Like eBay & Arbys
Social loyalty platform PunchTab, which raised its $4.4 million Series A in November, is rolling out its new platform for agencies, allowing them to run customized incentives campaigns to promote cust...
06:41 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Fathom Travel Site Taps Kate Spade To Guide You Through Your Next Vacation
There are plenty of travel sites out there, but have you ever noticed that almost all of them help you get where you're going and then leave you all alone in the dark once you actually arrive there? W...
06:33 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Online Invitations And Stationery Startup Paperless Post Raises $6M From Tim Draper, SV Angel And More
Design-friendly online invitations and stationery startup Paperless Post has raised $6 million in funding from RRE Ventures, SV Angel, Tim Draper and others. This brings the startup's total funding to...
06:33 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Online Invitations And Stationery Startup Paperless Post Raises $6M From RRE, Tim Draper, SV Angel
Design-friendly online invitations and stationery startup Paperless Post has raised $6 million in funding from RRE Ventures, SV Angel, Tim Draper and others. This brings the startup's total funding to...
06:29 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Evernote Buys Penultimate. Next Stop: Enhanced Digital Handwriting
Hot on the heels of its $70 million round, Evernoteismaking quick use of the new funds: today it announced that it has bought Penultimate, a digital handwriting app designed for the iPad. Financial te...
06:07 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Reveals The $49 Samsung Focus 2, Their Cheapest LTE Windows Phone Yet
Well, this morning seems like it's going to be all about sequels. Not only do we have a shiny new Droid Incredible to wait for, AT&T has just pulled back the curtains on a new device in their Focu...
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch comScore: Google Sites Top Facebook On Mobile, But 4 Out Of 5 Mobile Media Minutes Spent In Apps
Online and mobile research company comScore just released its newly rebooted and retooled Mobile Metrix report this morning, which examines mobile media usage across both apps and mobile web browsing....
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch comScore: Google Sites Top Facebook On Mobile; 4 Out Of 5 Mobile Media Minutes Spent In Apps
Online and mobile research company comScore just released its newly rebooted and retooled Mobile Metrix report this morning, which examines mobile media usage across both apps and mobile web browsing....
05:45 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Reveals The Verizon-Bound Droid Incredible 4G LTE
When we first took a look at the HTC One S, we felt that it was just another Android phone, despite the quality hardware. With today's introduction of the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE, the same sentime...
05:42 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Beyond The Daily Deal: Groupons 170M Deals And 33M Users; Aims To Be The OS For Local Commerce
Groupon's CEO Andrew Mason today posted a letter to shareholders with some updated figures on how the company is doing, and a more specific outline of what Groupon plans to do to to move beyond daily ...
05:14 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Personal Takes Its Secure Vault For All Of Your Private, Digital Data Mobile With iOS App
Startup Personal, which aims to give consumers control over their digital data, is debuting an iPhone app today, adding to the company's existing web and Android apps.Personal is a free web and mobile...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch MasterCard: Singapore, Canada, US, Kenya And South Korea Most Ready To Adopt Mobile Payments
Credit card giant MasterCard is debuting a new study today, called the MasterCard Mobile Payments Readiness Index, which analyzed 34 countries and their readiness to use three types of mobile payments...
04:17 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Another Move To Make The iPad Enterprise-Friendly: Harmon.ie Offers Mobile SharePoint Collaboration
The iPad has, quite quickly, become the tablet of choice for enterprises, with some 97 percent of all tablet activations in Q1 of 2012 attributable to Apple's tablet, according to Good Technology. So ...
04:17 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Another Move To Make The iPad Enterprise-Friendly: Harmon.ies iOS SharePoint Collaboration
The iPad has, quite quickly, become the tablet of choice for enterprises, with some 97 percent of all tablet activations in Q1 of 2012 attributable to Apple's tablet, according to Good Technology. So ...
02:26 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Rovios Big Year: Angry Birds Helps Gaming Company Soar To $106M In Sales, 648M Downloads
We all know what a wild success the Angry Birds franchise has been for Rovio, with the best-selling mobile games spawning cookbooks, toys and much more besides. Today the company revealed just what ki...
02:05 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Lion Security Hole Could Be A Wider Issue Than Just FileVault?
As you may have seen over the weekend, someone has discovered a security hole in FileVault, which arose with the OS X Lion security update, version 10.7.3, back in February: FileVault encryption passw...
12:49 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Wonga Extends Its Payday Loans To Small Businesses In UK
Wonga.com, the successful but controversial payday loans provider, is extending its credit service to small businesses in the UK. The move is a smart one given the current economic climate. Banks have...
12:02 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Google Play About To Pass 15 Billion Downloads? Pssht! It Did That Weeks Ago
Way to blow your own horn, Google. Yesterday a newspaper in the UK, the Independent, ran a short item about how Google was about to reach an app milestone -- 15 billion apps downloaded! So we reached ...
12:02 pm GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Google Play About To Pass 15 Billion App Downloads? Pssht! It Did That Weeks Ago
Way to blow your own horn, Google. Yesterday a newspaper in the UK, the Independent, ran a short item about how Google was about to reach an app milestone -- 15 billion apps downloaded! So we reached ...
10:58 am GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Scouting Deals? Use These Apps
Oh the "where do I find hot startups?" problem VCs have been grappling with this for ages, resorting to such avenues as rampant gossiping, reading TechCrunch, informally tapping into early stage inve...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Strategic Healthcare Investors Investment Thesis
This is the second part in a two-part series on strategic investors in healthcare.Healthcare IT departments have focused much of their attention on the $19 billion portion of the stimulus bill that is...
08:57 am GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Introduces Digital Life: IP-Based Home Automation And Security System With 247 Monitoring Centers
AT&T has just announced a new security and home-automation system called Digital Life, which will be an IP-based platform that allows users to monitor and detect activity throughout their house re...
07:08 am GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Could Be What Makes Private Social Networks Succeed
Photos, location, professional networking, or all your real-life friends... Instagram, Foursquare, LinkedIn and Facebook lead social networking today because they've found existing the types of networ...
05:47 am GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch DJ Platform Dubset Becomes Thefuture.fm, Doubles User Base To 100K
Naming your company Thefuture.fm is kind of a bold move. Sure, it's fun at first, but if things go badly, you're setting yourself up for lots of bad puns ("No future for Thefuture.fm," etc.). Luckily,...
05:22 am GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch The MB&F HM3 Goes To The Moon
No self-respecting gadget lover can deny that MB&F's very high-end artistic wrist machines are overall cool. Most of us can't afford them, but items like this certain stir our ambitious sides. Rec...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch The Era Of The Porn Superstar Might Be Coming (Hah!) To A End
The Internet is a lot like the American Dream. It's this huge opportunity for anyone who wants to make something of themselves a nearly ubiquitous platform to showcase skills and talents. Yet, it is ...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch The Era Of The Porn Superstar Might Be Coming (Hah!) To An End
The Internet is a lot like the American Dream. It's this huge opportunity for anyone who wants to make something of themselves a nearly ubiquitous platform to showcase skills and talents. Yet, it is ...
01:44 am GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch SF Climates iOS App Offers Neighborhood Specific Weather Reports
As a resident of NYC, I find little use for the SF Climates iOS app that all of my San Francisco-based friends (read: social media whores) are boasting over today.But a lot of you do live there, so yo...
12:37 am GMT - Mon, May 7, 2012
Techcrunch Eat the Document
With all the press releases masquerading as news, Techmeme has felt more like Craiglist for articles in the past few months, or is it years. But recently we finally got some real news, when Google of ...
10:59 pm GMT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify Plays Can Increase iTunes Sales. Heres Proof!
Despite fears that streaming access cannibalizes sales, classical music record label X5tells me when it launched an app within Spotify and saw streams of one album increase 412% in a month, that album...
10:03 pm GMT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Techcrunch TC Cribs: Inside Boxs Bigger And Better New HQ Slides, Scooters And All
After a long vacation, TechCrunch Cribs is back! But as TechCrunch alum Jason Kincaid left us with some pretty big shoes to fill, for our first installment we decided to start with a company that know...
09:55 pm GMT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Techcrunch Editing Text On Your iPad? Speed Up The Process With SwipeSelection
More than a few people have been clamoring for Daniel Hooper's thoughtful iPad text editing concept to become a real thing since his video started making the rounds, and now all you mobile text editor...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Techcrunch Think You Deserve To Be Called a CEO?
Congratulations. Youre the CEO of a startup. Youre doing the hardest job in business. Youve raised money from venture capitalists and turned down better-paying jobs elsewhere. Youve mastered complicat...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Techcrunch Under New JOBS Act, More IPO Prospects Consider Filing Confidentially
SolarCity, the cleantech company backed by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, filed for an IPO this past week. But there's hardly been a peep about it compared to most offerings.That's because under the ...
06:04 pm GMT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Techcrunch 7 New Educational Startups Founded By Minorities in Tech
One of today's most challenging yet promising markets is the educational system. If you want to see startups hungry to disrupt an industry, look no further. Founders are trying to solve the problems p...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Techcrunch Startups Live & Die by These 5 Street-Smart Laws of Advertising
Money alone isn't enough to bring happiness . . . happiness [is] when you're actually truly ok with losing everything you have. - Tony Hsieh, Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purp...
06:20 am GMT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Techcrunch Pair vs. Pair: Pair The App Is Getting Sued By Pair Networks, The Hosting Company
It was less than a week ago that Tenthbit, the developers of the buzzy, new social-networking-app-for-couples (or other partners) Pair, picked up a $4.2 million seed round, money the founders said wou...
06:00 am GMT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Techcrunch San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee On Shifting Tech Hubs Into Urban Centers [TCTV]
For years, companies have been known to flock more to SF's southern suburbs or to San Jose some 50 miles south, where space is often cheaper and the tax situation has historically been more lax. But s...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Techcrunch Putting Plans to Work: Best Practices for Hackathon Demo Days
For anyone who enjoys (or has a knack for) planning, organizing a hackathon is not terribly difficult: its a matter of understanding your goals, assessing needs, and figuring out how to bridge the two...
01:22 am GMT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Says Todays Comment Limitations Are Due To Spam Filter, Not Censorship
An automated Facebook spam filter, not purposeful censorship, is to blame for startup enthusiast Robert Scoble and some other commenters getting blocked, according to a company spokesperson.Users atte...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, May 6, 2012
Techcrunch Chain-Link Confidentiality: A HIPAA-Like Approach To Online Privacy
As we put more of our private information online and entrust it to web services, privacy breaches become almost inevitable. One major problem with online privacy is that there is really noenforceablec...
11:31 pm GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch Is This Censorship? Facebook Stops You From Posting Irrelevant Or Inappropriate Comments
Today was just another Saturday morning in blog land when Robert Scoble, the well-known tech startup enthusiast, went to post a comment on a Facebook post written by Carnegie Mellon student (and TechC...
11:31 pm GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch Is This Censorship? Facebook Stops Users From Posting Irrelevant Or Inappropriate Comments
Developing. Today was just another Saturday morning in blog land when Robert Scoble, the well-known tech startup enthusiast, went to post a comment on a Facebook post written by Carnegie Mellon studen...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch If Facebook Could Enter China, Here Are Some Of The Hurdles
Mark Zuckerbergs visit to China back in December 2011 created a storm of speculation on whether Facebook was preparing for a full scale entry into the most populous country in the world. Photos of Zuc...
10:05 pm GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch Nathan Myhrvold, ex-MSFT CTO And Patent Powerbroker, Gobbles Up A Major Cookbook Award
Nathan Myhrvold, erstwhile Microsoft CTO and now patentpowerbroker extraordinare, has hit the news this weekend, but it's not for his latest licensing deal with a mobile phone maker, or for a lawsuit ...
09:46 pm GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch With A Talent War In The Valley, Perhaps Romania Has The Answers?
This is a guest post by Maria Constantinescu, founder of Slickflickthe photo story app.Today, in 2012, there is a talent war like no other. The Valley is abuzz with a hiring frenzy. Startups can't com...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: The UnLike Filter
The Gillmor Gang Doc Searls, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor surfed the Social Holodeck for signs of intelligent life and overload. Meanwhile: @scobleizer and his Faceboo...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch Jailbreaking the Degree
Jailbreak verb. 1 To get out of a restricted mode of operation. 2 To enable use of a product not intended by the manufacturer.Currently, the degree is the only meaningful unit of education to which em...
07:49 pm GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Wont Hook Up One X Owners With Bootloader Unlock
HTC won over some hearts a while back when it released its bootloader unlock tool for a good number of devices. It basically allows owners of Android phones to load custom ROMs onto their phones in ex...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch ZocDoc Rolls Out In Tampa Bay; Says Gen Y Is Clueless About Health Care
ZocDoc, the professional booking platform for doctors, is rolling out to another market as of this week: Tampa, Florida - and incidentally, company CEOCyrus Massoumi also happens to be a Florida nativ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Xobot
Poor old Android is having a bad year. (Especially compared to last year.) Apple's iPhone is soaring in China, and apparently overtaking Android in the crucial American market. Oracle's lawsuit agains...
03:32 pm GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch Wappwolfs Automator Now ConnectsSyncs Google Drive, Dropbox And Others
Previously we've covered Dropbox Automator, a sort of IFTTT for Dropbox. (IFTTT, if you haven't heard, automates tasks to trigger when a particular action has occurred, e.g. if a Facebook profile pict...
10:22 am GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch New Orleans First Tech Incubator, Launch Pad Ignition, Debuts Its Second Batch Of Startups
Launch Pad Ignition, the first tech incubator to make its home in the Big Easy, today officially unveiled the seven companies that participated in its second annual session. The accelerator's 12-week ...
10:21 am GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch New Start Up CodeNow.Com Lets You Build And Test Code In Real Time, In Your Browser
Trying new APIs is tricky. You can spend hours setting things up, gaining permissions, and learning syntax before you even get to write one line of code. That's why CodeNow.com is cool. In short, it a...
09:00 am GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch The Rise of Big Data Apps And The Fall of SaaS
With the influx of information flooding the web 90% of the web having been created in the last two years alone web businesses are looking for ways to understand and use big data to drive their busin...
08:02 am GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Likes Just Got Cray Cray
In light of its impending multi-billion-dollar IPO, its user base of 900 million and its increasingly sprawling design and user experience, some people have come to believe that Facebook has gone craz...
05:27 am GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Buys Location-Based Discovery App Glancee
A little under one month after its acquisition of Instagram, Facebook has acquired Highlight competitor and ambient location app Glancee.The company has already shut down the developers passive locati...
02:57 am GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch Want A Free Desk In SF? io Ventures Is Offering Space For Three Startups
I don't want to become the publicity arm for every tech organization throwing contest or giveaway, but once in a while, something comes along that seems like a perfect fit for a big chunk of TechCrunc...
02:21 am GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch ChoicePass Launches Android App: Think Yelp App For Corporate Perks
ChoicePass is bringing its corporate perk management platform to smartphones starting today, with the launch of its Android app.Co-founder Kyle Hui says his goal is to "make HR sexy again." Specifical...
01:40 am GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Our TC NYC Meet-Up Volunteers
This is important, so listen up. The people I'm about to describe are the most awesome of all the awesome people as they have volunteered to help out (free of charge) with our massive meet-up here in ...
12:09 am GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 05.04.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Doc Searls, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm PT....
12:09 am GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 05.04.12
Gillmor Gang - Doc Searls, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording has concluded....
12:08 am GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch Skullcandy Supreme Sound Hesh 2.0 Headphone Review: Like Vs. Love
There's a huge difference between like and love. I like cheese, but I love Gruyere. I like beef, but I love filet mignon. I like phones, but I love my iPhone. You get the gist.Long story short, I real...
12:08 am GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch Skullcandy Supreme Sound Hesh Headphone Review: Like Vs. Love
There's a huge difference between like and love. I like cheese, but I love Gruyere. I like beef, but I love filet mignon. I like phones, but I love my iPhone. You get the gist.Long story short, I real...
12:01 am GMT - Sat, May 5, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger Apps Get More Life-Like, Now Show If Someones Read Your Message
Facebook thinks mobile messaging should feel like you're having a face-to-face conversation, so today it updates its Messenger for iOS and Android apps with the ability to see if someone's read your m...
11:58 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Some Guys Have All The Luck: HTC One X Hitting Doorsteps Ahead Of Schedule
Sure, AT&T's One X will officially hit store shelves this Sunday, but you may be in for an early weekend treat if you've taken it upon yourself to pre-order the thing. According to a handful of re...
11:45 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Techlandia: Portland 100 Wants To Help Local Startups Grow To $100 Million
Portland, OR isn't just a place where young people go to retire and hang out at urban wineries. The city also plays host to a fair number of prominent startups, including companies like Urban Airship,...
11:23 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch YC Price Guide Startup Priceonomics Raises $1.5M Seed From Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel
How much should you pay for a used iPhone, TV, or bicycle? Spark Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel and more think you need to know, so they've invested $1.5 million into Priceonomics, a Y Combina...
11:15 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Says Farewell To Adam MCA Yauch
Earlier today, GlobalGrind broke the news that Adam "MCA" Yauch, a founding member of New York's pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, had died of cancer at the age of 47.While the loss of Yauch ...
10:08 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify Crop Circle Appears Near Stonehenge
Aliens are streaming our music! A crop circle bearing a striking resemblance to the Spotify logo has appeared in Wiltshire, England near Stonehenge. The Swedish startup denies having anything to do wi...
10:06 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch MTV Will Try To Break Guinness Record For Most Live Concerts With O Music Awards
You've probably heard the complaint that MTV has forgotten its music video roots and spends too much time on reality television. Heck, you may have said something similar yourself. Well, for its third...
10:05 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Lost In The Supermarket? A New Sensor Will Navigate For You Indoors
Sure, GPS helps us get from Point A to Point B, but what if you're just trying to find the Cinnabon? A new system from Fraunhofer allows for in-store (or in-mall) navigation and uses very simple senso...
09:32 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare Gets Its Own Searchable Timeline With New History Page
Foursquare has tweakedits history pagethis morning, in order to give users a more functional, searchable version of their past check-ins. Although you could see your old check-ins before, they weren't...
09:18 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Surprisingly Simple Arduino Motion-Sensing Project Makes For Some Weekend Fun
If you've always wanted to try to build an Arduino project, this may be a great way to start. Matt Williamson built a tiny, Arduino-based motion sensor that will SMS you when something moves by your d...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Please Also Welcome Ryan Lawler, TechCrunchs Newest New Star Writer
We've been writing so many "please welcome star writer" posts lately that we're having to work hard to think of new versions of that headline. But that's the only painful part of this one, as we're ve...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Why Cant BlackBerry Muddle Through? Theyre Not The 99%
Horace Dediu at Asymco has run the numbers and it's not looking good. Samsung and Apple now control an estimated 99% of vendor profits with HTC scraping in with 1%. BlackBerry and Nokia barely registe...
08:42 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Hachi Combines LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter & Google Into One, Lets You Search All Your Connections At Once
OK, this is cool. A new networking utility called Hachi is taking some of the best functionality offered by LinkedIn (searching by name, company, title, etc. and seeing how you're connected to other u...
08:10 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Calling All Startups: TechCrunch New York Just Posted Office Hours (May 9)
Office Hours in New York was a huge success last week. We met the guys from Krossover, along with quite a few other really badass startups which we'll post about when the time comes. That said, I want...
08:02 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Finally Gives Proper Credit To OpenStreetMap In iPhoto For iOS
When Apple launched iPhoto for iPhone, it quickly became clear that there was something odd going on with the maps in the application. Even though Apple never talked about this publicly, the data Appl...
07:08 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch TidePool Raises $1.5 Million To Discover And Match Personalities From Photos
TidePool, a startup that is trying to determine consumer personality from photos, has raised $1.5 million in a seed round led by Mike Hirshland of Resolute.VC and Michael Dearing of Harrison Metal Cap...
07:08 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Titan II Review: Head-To-Head With The Lumia 900 And One X
The HTC Titan II has already gone through the Fly or Die ringer, but the real determining factor for these phones is the level of competition surrounding them. In the case of the Titan II, the HTC/Mic...
07:04 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Startups.com Is Shutting Down, Domain Name Not For Sale (For Now)
Daily deal community for website owners Startups.com is shutting down. In an email sent out to its mailing list subscribers, founder Gonzo Arzuaga admits that the company just "couldn't make a go of i...
06:32 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Weighs In On Investors Class-Action Lawsuit: It Has No Merit
Nokia may be busy suing the likes of RIM, HTC, and Viewsonic over the infringement of a long list of wireless patents, but the Finnish company should watch their backs -- now they're the target of a c...
06:22 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch KinderTowns Educational App Store For Parents Doubles Users, Adds Apps For Bigger Kids
KinderTown, the startup behind the educational iOS app store for parents (and honestly, a personal fav) is expanding its focus today. According to feedback from its users, the number one complaint was...
06:20 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Wicked Lasers Releases Light-Up Laser Saber On Star Wars Day
Have you ever wanted to feel like a real Sith and/or blind your friends? Well buy yourself a massive WickedLaser's laser and the $99 "laser saber" attachment and get ready to buy a guide dog!This sabe...
06:06 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Pusher Man: Verizon Reps Will Push Android Over iPhone? Not So Fast
A post on CNN Money found that during a quick assessment of 10 Verizon stores and reps in New York - arguably a small sample size - the representatives would pitch Verizon's Android's 4G phones over t...
06:03 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Twilio Expands Again In Europe, Adds VoIP API In Belgium, Finland, Netherlands, and Sweden
Twilio, the upstart software maker of voice and other telephony APIs used by developers in web and mobile apps, is marking another chapter in its European expansion today: the company's voice API -- w...
05:02 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Android Lost Money Every Quarter In 2010, Made $97.7M In Q1
Google has always been pretty cagey about the financials behind its Android mobile OS -- and data that has emerged over the last week could give us an indication why: it's been losing money from day o...
02:44 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Badabing Badaboom Badoo Hits 150 Million Users, Boosted By Mobile
With social discovery all the rage with apps like Highlight, Banjo and Glancee attracting attention during this year's SXSW it's easy to forget there are players out there which have been doing this a...
01:23 pm GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Engrade Grabs $3M From Wireless Generation Co-founder To Help Teachers Manage Their Classrooms
As a high school student in 2003, Bri Holt found himself increasingly frustrated by the fact that there was no easy way for he and his classmates to view their grades online. So, being familiar with t...
08:33 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Hey Scott Lying On Your Resume At Yahoo! Could Result In Immediate Discharge!
What's the penalty for lying on a resume? It's an important question for new Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, after his PR department offered up the laughable excuse that he made "an inadvertent error" on Y...
07:50 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Cooking The Books: Yahoo CEO Scott Thompsons CS Degree Error Should Cost Him The Job
"You guys might want to cover this before he resigns tomorrow," one hardcore reader emailed in this evening. And yes indeed, newish Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson's "inadvertent error" about which degree he...
07:24 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Why Were Still At TechCrunch
Sometimes people ask me why we're still here even though we're owned by poopy pants Aol , and I'm all like, "Huh what? Oh I'm sorry I'm drunk, who are you again?"Lolz.Okay so the real reason that I an...
05:47 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Heres The Latest Incubator Class At Utah-Based BoomStartup
BoomStartup, an incubator based in Salt Lake City, Utah, just announced the startups participating in its third annual session.The program runs from May to August.Participating companies get $20,000 i...
05:24 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch US Gov Wants To Spread The Wealth With Open Competition For $200M In Early Stage Investment
The Obama Administration's plan to spread the country's wealth around has made its way to struggling technology entrepreneurs. This past Tuesday, the Small Business Administration (SBA) began acceptin...
04:42 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Accel Partners Star-Studded Big Data Conference Is Next Week, And We Have Tickets For You
Do thoughts of Hadoop send you into a tizzy? Do petabytes of data make you wild? If so, then we have just the thing for you. Accel Partners, the firm that will be scoring a touchdown this month with F...
04:05 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Stats: Facebook Made $9.51 in Ad Revenue Per User Last Year In The U.S. and Canada
Even though Facebook's IPO roadshow video was a mostly touchy-feely affair with videos of friends have coffee and babies blowing out candles, there were some new stats tucked away in it.For the first ...
03:30 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Study: 37% Of U.S. Teens Now Use Video Chat, 27% Upload Videos
Video chat is still something quite a few people don't feel comfortable with. For U.S. teens, however, it is quickly becoming a pretty routine way of communicating with each other. According to a new ...
03:25 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Hootsuite Is Raising $50M At A $500M Valuation
It was just over a month ago that social media management platform HootSuite picked up $20 million in a secondary investment round that valued the company at $200 million. Now we have heard from multi...
03:22 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Touch Teaches Objects To Sense Your Touch
Researchers at Disney and Carnegie Mellon University have created an interesting new technology using Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing that allows nearly any object to sense multiple points of conta...
02:51 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Smart Education: How Lynda.com Hit $70M In Revenue Without A Penny From Investors
Content companies have struggled to monetize on the Web, and there has been plenty of debate over the effectiveness of paywalls. What's more, tech startups really can't seem to rush fast enough into t...
01:58 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIns Future Is Mobile: 22 Percent Of Visitors, May Test In-Stream Ads
During the conference call this afternoon for their first quarter earnings, LinkedIn executives boasted about the impressive mobile growth they're seeing. In the last week of March, the company says m...
01:58 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIns Mobile Future: 22 Percent Of Visitors Are Mobile, In-Stream Ads Coming?
During the conference call this afternoon for their first quarter earnings, LinkedIn executives boasted about the impressive mobile growth they're seeing. In the last week of March, the company says m...
01:44 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Brightcove Reports Q1 Net Loss Of $4.3 Million, Revenue Up 53% to $19.9 Million
Video platform Brightcove just released its first earnings report after going public in March. Brightcove posted a net loss of $4.3 million - that's down from $5.8 million last quarter. The company's ...
01:22 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Krossover Makes Athletes, Coaches Smarter With Business Intelligence For Sports
Anyone who's played competitive sports knows how important stats, analysis, and post-game film are. They're an excellent way to improve both personally and on a team level, yet it usually takes a dedi...
12:56 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Balderon Capital Invests In Web Backup Startup Archify
One of the most frustrating online experiences for me is trying to track down a web page or tweet that I saw a few days ago. If I'm lucky, I bookmarked the page or favorited the tweet, but most of the...
12:56 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Balderton Capital Invests In Web Backup Startup Archify
One of the most frustrating online experiences for me is trying to track down a web page or tweet that I saw a few days ago. If I'm lucky, I bookmarked the page or favorited the tweet, but most of the...
12:56 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Releases IPO Prospectus and Roadshow Video Featuring Interviews With Zuckerberg
Facebook has just released the promotional video for its pre-IPO roadshow as well its prospectus for investors. It's split into five parts covering Facebook's mission, products and platform, advertisi...
12:37 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Offers News Feed Coupons Launch In Self-Serve Beta For Local U.S. Businesses
Today any local U.S. business can start using Facebook's Offers product-- free-to-create coupons that businesses can share to the news feed, and that users can bring to brick-and-mortar stores for red...
12:21 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn Beats The Street, Q1 Revenue Up 101 Percent To $188.5M; Net Income Up 140 Percent
Professional social network LinkedIn has just released Q1 earnings. Revenue for the first quarter was $188.5 million, an increase of 101% compared to $93.9 million in the first quarter of 2011. Net in...
12:16 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Early Shareholders Will Sell Up To $5.5 Billion With IPO. Heres Whos Selling What:
Facebook's early investors and employees may sell up to $5.5 billion alongside the company's offering. Facebook said today that it is selling 180 million shares of stock at $28 to 35 a share. On top o...
12:14 am GMT - Fri, May 4, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn Acquires Professional Content Sharing Platform SlideShare For $119M
LinkedIn has just acquired professional content sharing platform SlideShare for $119 million in cash and stock. We've pasted the release below. SlideShare is a sharing platform for business documents,...
11:35 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook S-1 Confirms IPO Share Price Of $28-$35, Raising $5B To $6.3B, Hardware Patent Lawsuit Threats
Facebook just posted a fith amendment to its IPO filing, confirming the price range for its stock at IPO, how much it will raise, and noting the future threat of patent lawsuits from Yahoo over hardwa...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Elderly-Monitoring System BeClose Upgrades UI, Allows Caregivers To See The Big Picture
BeClose is a small but interesting start-up in Tysons Corner, Virginia. They make home monitoring systems for the elderly, allowing them to stay at home even when they may be fragile or lack motility....
11:20 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Klout Releases New, Speedier API; Now Serves 1 Billion API Calls Per Day
Klout, the startup that measures influence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare, Google+ and other social apps, has just released a new version of its API and released a number of ...
11:12 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung: The Death Of The Spec Gives Way To The Birth Of The Human Touch
If we have reached the Death of the Spec, then what Samsung wanted to introduce us to today was nothing short of the birth of the human touch. In the presentation launching the Galaxy S III, the first...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Shasta Ventures Rob Coneybeer Envisions an Internet of Things
"In the Studio" continues this week with an mechanical engineer who built and tested materials used in spacecraft, spent years on Sand Hill Road as a venture capitalist focused on semiconductors, soft...
10:57 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Evive Launches With $2M From Angels To Help Cure Our Addiction To Bottled Water
Let's be honest: Whether or not you've recently hugged a tree, buying branded tap water in a plastic bottle for $1.50+ a pop seems ... well ... completely #$%^&-ing ridiculous -- unless of co...
10:48 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Yep, Revision3 Has Been Acquired By The Discovery Channel
The Discovery Channel is announcing that it has acquired online video company Revision3, as reported in AllThingsD.My boss Eric Eldon wrote on Monday night that a deal was in the works, with a price b...
10:43 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Bankers Lower Facebook IPO Valuation Due To Revenue Decline
We are hearing from bankers underwriting Facebook's initial public offering, that it will IPO at a $70 to $90B valuation, or $27-$35 a share. While that's still going to be a landmark valuation for a ...
10:43 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Due To Revenue Decline, Bankers Lower Facebook IPO Pricing To $27-35 Range
We are hearing from bankers underwriting Facebook's initial public offering, that it will IPO at a $70 billion to $90 billion valuation, or $27-$35 a share. The reason for the valuation dropping below...
10:43 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch WePay Raises $10 Million To Scale Its Online Payment Platform
Online payment platform WePay just announced that it has raised $10 million in a new financing round. This round was led by Ignition Partners. Two of the company's existing investors, Highland Capital...
10:20 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Officially Reveals The Galaxy S III In London, Will Launch In U.S. This Summer
Samsung has just officially unveiled the long-awaited Galaxy S III at their event in London, and instead of boring you by telling you how momentous a moment this is for the company, I'm just going to ...
09:58 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Feels The Brotherly Love, Begins Testing Its On-Demand Car Service In Philadelphia
I use Uber all the time when I travel, and it's always sort of a bummer to come back home knowing it'll be weeks before I get to ride in another Uber towncar. Well, that's thankfully no longer the cas...
09:43 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Google Brings More Real-Time Coverage, Google+ Comments To Google News
Google News already featured some integration with Google+ in the past, but today, Google is expanding this integration by bringing "relevant Google+ posts for a new social perspective" to i...
09:35 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Waze Makes Its First Step Beyond The Phone, Integrates With Pioneer AppRadio
The makers of traffic appWazeare the latest company wanting to go beyond the phone and integrate more deeply with car hardware.It's a natural move if you use Waze, you use it when you're driving. How...
09:28 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Decide.com Brings Its Price Comparisons To iPad; Reveals Plans To Expand To Household Goods & Cars
Smart shopping service Decide.com, which started off with a focus on consumer electronics before its recent addition of home appliances, is a unique player in the comparison shopping market. The servi...
09:17 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Draw Something
Draw Something has been a hot topic of late. About a month ago, OMGPOP, the company behind the hit game, was acquired by Zynga as the web gaming company attempts the migration over to mobile. The $180...
08:02 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch 42Floors Launches Showroom For All The Stuff Offices Need After Signing The Lease
42floors, the startup that launched in March out of Y Combinator's Winter 2012 class, is still only providing its commercial real estate search product in the San Francisco Bay Area. But today the co...
07:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch NetPlenish Raises $1.9M For Mobile Shopping Service That Finds Lowest Prices On Household Goods
A new mobile shopping service called NetPlenish is announcing today that it has closed a round of $1.9 million in seed funding fromDave McClures 500 Startups, Gold Hill Capital, BHV Capital, TEEC Ange...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Betterment Talks About The Disrupt Bump And The Future Of Investing
Betterment, the better investment app, launched at Disrupt in 2010 and went on to manage approximately $50 million in two years. The site is essentially an investment engine. Seamless automatic deposi...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Harris: 20% Of US Consumers Buy Via Mobile; 62% Couldnt Care Less
Mobile devices, by some estimates, will become a replacement for your wallet in the future, with NFC, dongles and sophisticated apps helping you buy things and manage the rest of your financial life, ...
07:19 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest, Warby Parker And Stripe Are The Rising Stars of SecondMarket In A Post-Facebook IPO World
SecondMarket, which has served as a hub for transactions of pre-IPO Facebook stock for a few years, will have to find some new venture-backed companies to pique investor interest this year. While Face...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch GroundLink Car Service Platform Tackles Its Biggest Obstacle Yet: Los Angeles Traffic
You've heard of GroundLink before. They offer ground transportation with up-front before-you-ride pricing throughout the U.S., and like Uber, you can book everything from your phone. The service basic...
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Clarity Launches Mobile Mentorship Service To Connect Startup Founders With Good Advice
I often hear people say they moved to San Francisco and Silicon Valley to be in the thick of things -- to open themselves up to the chance of meeting a new mentor at the local coffee shop, or being ab...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Payments Startup Boku Launches Billing Partnership With Sprint
Fresh off a $35 million round of funding, mobile payments company Boku is announcing a direct carrier agreement with Sprint that will allow Sprint customers charge online purchases to their Sprint wir...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Out Google Voice: Hot Messaging Startup SendHub Debuts iPhone App
Fresh on the heels of its hot $2 million seed round from Kapor Capital, Menlo Ventures, 500 Startups, Howard Lindzon's Social Leverage fund, Eric Ries, Paul Buchheit, Jawed Karim, and others, YC-backe...
06:46 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Fab Expands Across 13 European Countries, Is Actively Looking For Acquisitions
Not even a month after news of Fab.de's growth in Germany and Austria (revenue reaching 1.5M Euro per month), the company is today announcing its expansion across Europe. Starting now, Fab is availabl...
06:27 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Vibrant Media, The Company Behind Those In-Text Ads, Announces Lightbox Video Units
Vibrant Media is probably best-known for its in-text advertising, but it has been expanding its lineup of ad units. The latest edition is something it's calling Vibrant Lightbox Video.Vibrant already ...
05:57 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch @WalmartLabs Crowdsourced Product Selection Contest Wraps, Charitable Bottled Water Wins
Walmart's attempt at crowdsourcing product selection has come to a close. The company has announced the winners of itsGet on the Shelfcontest, which was launched out [email protected],the digital technol...
05:55 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Motion-Tracking Swivl Smartphone Dock Now Has A Cheaper Little Brother: The Swivl-it
The Swivl motion-tracking smartphone dock has always seems like a nifty piece of kit, but its $179 price tag doesn't exactly bring the device into "I can do something cool with this" impulse buy terri...
05:49 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Task-Based Marketplace Fiverr Raises $15M From Accel And Bessemer
Fiverr, a global marketplace offering tasks and services for as little as $5, has raised $15 million in funding from Accel Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. This brings the company's total fundi...
05:45 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Confirmed: Scalados Camera Tech Is Inside BB10
At RIM's keynote earlier this week, CEO Thorsten Heins unveiled a brand new camera app that will ship along with BlackBerry 10. It was quite impressive. It basically lets you snap a pic, select a subj...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch eBay Adds Barcode Scanning, Personalization, Better Image Quality To New Version Of iPad App
eBay was one of the first e-commerce giants to launch an iPad app following the device's debut in 2010. As we've heard many times, mobile commerce is a huge growth area for eBay and the company is pla...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch FreeAgent Acquires Financial Software Startup 60mo; Lands Investment From Lightbank
UK-based cloud accounting software company FreeAgent has acquired finance-tracking startup60mo. The U.S. startup's team will be incorporated into FreeAgents new American division. FreeAgent has also r...
04:16 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Better Late Than Never: Deezer Releases APIs To Court Developers In Latest Bid To Catch Up To Spotify
Music streaming provider Deezer is one of the bigger (and older -- it's been around since 2006) services of its kind, with some 20 million registered users in 48 territories, and 15 million tracks in ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Evernote Raises $70M At A $1B Valuation To Prep For An IPO, And The Next 100 Years
It's official. To transition from a startup into a late-stage company that aims to be around for 100 years, Evernote today confirms it's raised a $70 million Series D round of funding at a $1 billion ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Visage Mobile Raises $8M From Motorola Solutions, Qualcomm To Help Companies Manage Employee Wireless Devices
Visage Mobile, an enterprise mobility management company, has raised $8 million Series C funding led by Motorola Solutions with Worldview Technology Partners and Qualcomm Ventures participating in the...
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Khosla Leads $25M Round In Enterprise Cloud Storage Company Nirvanix
Enterprise cloud storage provider Nirvanix has raised $25 million in Series C funding round led by Khosla Ventures with previous investors Valhalla Partners, Intel Capital, Mission Ventures and Windwa...
02:23 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Rdio Does A Super Weird Stealth Launch In The UK And France
Rdio has launched in the UK and France with a 7-day free trial of unlimited listening. Rdio hasn't officially announced this, but it's working. You can sign up for a free trial and stream. The cost is...
02:20 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch New Finds At TNW Shows Europe Is Nailing It
European startup conference The Next Web (and now competing blog, hello guys), which took place in Amsterdam last week, was covered in full by seven TNW bloggers who wrote over 30 posts about all majo...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch AdInsight Raises $2.6M From Eden Ventures For Its Tech That Bridges Online And Offline Analytics
A lot of adtech startups have focused their attention on ways to improve the process of measuring, buying and delivering online ads, but here's an example of a company getting some traction for a solu...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch AdInsight Raises $2.6M From Eden Ventures For AdTech That Bridges Online And Offline Analytics
A lot of adtech startups have focused their attention on ways to improve the process of measuring, buying and delivering online ads, but here's an example of a company getting some traction for a solu...
01:01 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch One Year On Passion Capital Proves Its Mettle As A Go-To Seed VC In Europe
Although it's a year this week since Passion Capital appeared on the tech scene in London, it feels like they have been around a lot longer. It was in July 2009 I sat on the sun-kissed roof of what be...
01:01 pm GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch One Year On, Passion Capital Proves Its Mettle As A Go-To Seed VC In Europe
Although it's a year this week since Passion Capital appeared on the tech scene in London, it feels like they have been around a lot longer. It was in July 2009 I sat on the sun-kissed roof of what be...
10:41 am GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Android Is Either Winning Because Apple Is Letting It, Or Losing
In September 2010, I wrote a post that ignited an absolute shitstorm around these parts. "Shitstorm" in this case meaning a post with a thousand comments, the majority of which were spewed up by rabid...
08:59 am GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch 7 Startups Launch Out Of NewMe Accelerators Spring 2012 Demo Day [TCTV]
The NewMe Accelerator, a startup incubation program founded last year aimed at under-represented minorities in the tech world (namely African Americans, Latinos, and women), held its second-ever Demo ...
07:08 am GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch I Can Haz Self-Expression? Turn Drawings, GIFs, Songs, Anything Into Websites With The New Hive
You don't have to be an artist to make art, or a comedian to make lulz...at least not on The New Hive, where you can create one-off websites by drag-and-dropping any type of content. Upload some pics ...
06:16 am GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Where Klout Meets Kickstarter: Wahooly Lands Angel Round
Now that everyone and their mother can invest in startups, hundreds of crowdfunding portals are starting their engines. Wahooly happened to jump on the trend early, soft-launching back in September, b...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Community Hospital Joins Wave of New Strategic Venture Funds to Drive Disruptive Innovation
This first part of a two-part series on strategic investors in healthcare focuses on the expansion of the venture business beyond traditional venture and large strategic investors. In the second part,...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Whos The Best Job Candidate? Recmnd.Me Ranks Them For You
Why is everyone trying so hard to reinvent the hiring process? Maybe because referrals and recommendations (still the main way people get jobs) remain incredibly old-school. Sure, there are LinkedIn r...
05:45 am GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Bullseye: Googler Chris Cheng Wins Top Shot Reality Show Competition
Sometimes it seems like techies are just taking over the world, doesn't it? The latest cool example of this: Chris Cheng, the Google project manager who also happens to be an expert-level marksman, ju...
03:53 am GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Blurb, The Custom Book Printing Startup, Is Tossing Its Hat Into The E-Book Ring
Blurb has had a good amount of success as a disruptive player in the "traditional" publishing space. The San Francisco-based company, which lets anyone write and publish a physical book at relatively ...
03:36 am GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Understoodit Lets Students Voice Their Confusion Without Having to Raise Their Hands
Over the course of the last few years, more and more "clickers" have found their way into college classrooms. These little devices allow teachers to request real-time feedback from their students thro...
02:26 am GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch AOL Successfully Implementing the Right Strategy to Deliver Long-Term Stockholder Value
I know we've been taking the piss out of Aol* all day, but someone in Aol PR must be drunk, because this bizarre"BREAKING: Board Has Presided over Improvement of AOL's Operating Results and Financial ...
02:01 am GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Seesmic: Were Passing The Torch To DoubleDutch On CRM
It looks like always-pivoting Seesmic is wrapping up of its latest shift, from the CRM business to social posting apps.Back in March, the company laid off half its staff to pursue the new direction (w...
12:56 am GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Live Nations Kick-Ass Concert Calendar Recommends You Gigs From 75 Ticket Sites, Earns You Discounts
You know what doesn't rock? Missing a concert by your favorite band. Live Nation wants to make sure that doesn't happen to you, so today it's publicly launchingConcert Calendar, a Facebook app that pu...
12:37 am GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Princeton Review Founder Launches Noodle, A Search & Recommendation Engine For Education
Google's mission to organize the world's information changed the Web, and it remains true that, if you know what you're looking for, there isn't a more useful search tool. But if you don't, that's not...
12:22 am GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Engage:BDR Launches A Real-Time Bidding Platform With Direct Buying From Publishers
Ad network engage:BDR has launched a new platform for real-time bidding that it's calling First Impression.Real-time bidding is already a big part of the online advertising landscape, but Vice Preside...
12:17 am GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Yelps Post-IPO Earnings: $27.4M in Revenue, Up 66% From A Year Earlier, But Net Loss Triples
In its first ever earnings report as a publicly-traded company, Yelp said it earned $27.4 million in revenue, up 66 percent from the $16.5 million it made in the same time a year ago. However, the com...
12:15 am GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Zillow Reports Record Q1 Revenue Of $22.8M, Buys Rental Software Developer RentJuice For $40M
Real estate listings site Zillow just reported strong Q1 earnings. The company reported record revenue of $22.8 million, up 103% over first quarter 2011. Net Income came in at $1.7 million, resulting ...
12:11 am GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Restaurant Reservation Service LaFourchette Sticks Its Fork Into $10.5M
The European online restaurant reservation service LaFourchette announced that it has raised 8 million ($10.5 million) from Serena Capital and Partech at a valuation of more than 50 million ($65.8 mil...
12:10 am GMT - Thu, May 3, 2012
Techcrunch Talent Crowdsourcing Startup Talenthouse Raises $4.2M From Director Brett Ratner, Eric Schmidts Innovation Endeavors and Others
Talenthouse, the talent crowdsourcing startup that aims to connect well-known artists with talented (but not so well known) collaborators, announced a new round of funding today. The company raised $4...
11:10 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Thorsten Talks: RIM CEO Sounds Off On Licensing, Updating Devices, And The U.S. Market
Just because the first day of BlackBerry World is over doesn't mean we mobile geeks have run out of BlackBerry-related tidbits to pick apart. Oh, far from it -- in fact, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins took th...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Russian VC Firm NGI Will Invest Heavily in French Startups
Russia was once known for its undying adoration for all things French back in the day, and a century and a half later you could argue that some of that spark is still hanging around. New Generation In...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Crowdstar Raises $11.5M To Double Down On Mobile Gaming, Has Layoffs As It Leaves Facebook Behind
It's a sign of the times. Crowdstar is through with making games for Facebook and they've just raised another $11.5 million to double-down on their move toward mobile gaming. The company's existing in...
10:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Google Updates Google Docs With 450 New Fonts, 60 New Templates And More
Google today announced that it is bringing web fonts to Google Docs. Thanks to this update, you can now use 450 new fonts in your Google documents. These are the same 450 fonts Google already features...
10:12 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch DEV, NYCs New Seed Fund For Digital Media Startups, Announces First Investments
Here comes money for media startups: former MediaNet CEO Alan McGlade and VC Michael Yang are announcing the launch of a new NYC-based firm called DEV (Digital Entertainment Ventures) whose early stag...
10:11 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Wedding Startup Appy Couple Has A Wait List 7,000-Strong And Its Still In Beta
Your wedding day is supposed to be the biggest day of your life — but it's also the hardest. Planning a wedding can be one of the most stressful processes known to man, especially known to woman...
09:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Tumblr Finally Wants To Make Some Money, Launches Its First Ads
Tumblr, the immensely popular but profitless blogging platform, just turned on its first set of paid "sponsor products" (Tumblr doesn't like to call them "ads"). Even though the company resisted runni...
09:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch IBM Acquires Tealeaf To Add Customer Buying Analytics To Smarter Commerce Products
Another week, another IBM acquisition. Big Blue has announced the purchase of Tealeaf Technology, which provides customer experience analytics software that helps organizations access information abou...
09:38 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Sex.com Introduces A Pinterest For Porn
To: [email protected]: AOL HRCC: AOL IT/Networking, AOL Legal, [email protected], [email protected]: ACTIONABLE OFFENSE: Pornography/Adult Content Viewing On Company PropertyMr. Bi...
08:38 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Security Provider Appthority Raises $6.25 Million From Venrock and US Venture Partners
Earlier this morning, San Francisco-based mobile app security provider Appthority announced that it has raised $6.25 million in a Series A financing round led by Venrock and US Venture Partners. Gunde...
08:34 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Who Believes In Facebook? Investors Whove Plopped $915 Million Into Its Preferred Marketing Devs
While greedy advertisers claim they're skeptical about Facebook because it won't give them obtrusive ad units, investors seem quite confident in its business, considering they've publicly poured $915 ...
08:21 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Studios Now Funding Original Content Series For Amazon Instant Video Service
Amazon Studios, the offshoot of online retailer Amazon.com that aims to source scripts and test movies, has major news this morning. The company says that, in addition to its film development plans, i...
08:14 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Look Out Pair, Cupple Is Out To Break Up This Cosy Private Sharing Party
While Pair are popping champagne corks at their funding round today, they better not swig too much bubbly because tomorrow they may have to check out their rear-view mirrors. Co-founder Oleg Kostour s...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch ChowNow Launches As A Food Ordering Platform For Restaurants On Facebook And iOS
There are plenty of companies and startups that want to disrupt the food ordering space including Seamless, GrubHub and others. A new competitor is entering the space today. ChowNow is an online order...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Talk Radio Startup Stitcher Adds An Election Center
As the Republican primaries wrap up and we head into the Obama vs. Romney stage of the presidential campaign, Stitcher has updated its talk radio app with an Election Center where anyone can track the...
07:48 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare Biz Dev VP Tristan Walker Leaves Company, Heads To Andreessen Horowitz As EIR
One of Foursquare's earliest and best-known employees, Tristan Walker, Foursquare's Business Development VP, is leaving the company and is headed over toAndreessen Horowitz where he will take a positi...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch ShareBuds: One Headphone Jack, Four Ear Buds, Music For Everyone
We've all been there. You're listening to a song on your iPod (or iPhone or whatever) as you walk up to meet your friend and you want them to hear it, too. You pop your right earbud into their ear and...
07:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Harvard, MIT Will Bring Classes To The Masses With Their edX Online Learning Initiative
Distance learners rejoice! Harvard University and MIT jointly announced their new non-profit edX online learning initiative in Cambridge earlier today, which aims to both enhance on-campus teaching an...
07:39 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch LTE BlackBerry PlayBook Coming This Year, Says RIM CEO
RIM is keeping the PlayBook party going. While speaking at a BlackBerry World breakfast with RIM CEO Thorsten Heins stated the company plans to launch an LTE-enabled PlayBook by the end of the year. H...
07:23 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch DIY Mobile Website Creator bMobilized Raises $1.5M Series A, Prepares To Take On DudaMobile
NY-based mobile web startup bMobilized, which bills itself as a competitor to the well-heeled new Google partner DudaMobile, has just closed its Series A round of funding to the tune of $1.5 million. ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Vungle Hustles Its Way Into $2M All-Star Seed Round For Mobile App Video Trailers Network
Vungle, a new company that wants to help mobile developers market their apps through video "trailers," has just raised an enormous $2 million seed round from the who's who of Silicon Valley. The round...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Next-Generation Publishing Platform Hyperink Wants To Transform Blogs Into Books
YC company Hyperink, a next-generation digital book publishing platform, is debuting a new service which helps bloggers create short books from their existing content.As we've reported in the past, Hy...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Weebly Adds Slick iOS App To Its Quietly Huge Web Site Creation Business
I keep hearing rumors about the ridiculous amounts of money that Weebly is making. But the San Francisco company, which provides a set of tools for small businesses and other organizations to easily c...
06:01 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch TalentSplash Is A Social Network For Finding Or Becoming The Next Lady Gaga
I live in New York City, and feel lucky for it. Every day I meet a waitress, bartender, receptionist, or Occupy Wall Street protestor who dreams of greatness. They aren't really waitresses or receptio...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch New iPad Ship Time Improves To 3-5 Days At Apple.com
The new iPad is nearly two months old and it's still not available for immediate shipping from Apple. However, the wait time just improved to less than a week. Apple.com now lists all the new iPad var...
05:25 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Files 11 Suits Against HTC, RIM, Viewsonic In The U.S., Germany Claims Infringement Of 45 Patents
As Nokia continues to try to turn itself around as a mobile phone business, it is also playing on the offense in the legal game: today it announced that it has filed fresh patent suits against HTC, RI...
05:25 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Down, Not Out: Nokia Goes On The Offensive With 11 Lawsuits Against HTC, RIM And ViewSonic Covering 45 Patents
As Nokia continues to try to turn itself around as a mobile phone business, it is also playing on the offense in the legal game: today it announced that it has filed fresh patent suits against HTC, RI...
05:24 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Thanks To A Conflict Of Interest, Target Said To Stop Selling Amazons Kindle
If you were planning to swing by your local Target to buy a Kindle some time soon, you may want to add a little pep to your step. An inside source told The Verge that Amazon's line of Kindle e-reader...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Twilio Rising: Microsoft Inks Deal To Offer Voice, Messaging APIs To Tens Of Thousands Of Azure Developers
A potentially big move forward for cloud-based telephony API startup Twilio -- and an intriguing development for Microsoft, given its would-be ownership of Skype: Twilio and Microsoft have formed a st...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Launches Online Marketing Dashboard For Small Businesses
You may not know this but Yahoo still operates a product called Yahoo Small Business, which provides SMBs and sites with web hosting, domain name registration, web site design templates, e-commerce so...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Berlin-based Orderbird Gets $3.5M For Its iOS-Based Restaurant Ordering Solution
As NFC continues to see growing adoption, we are still noticing more mobile payment solutions that don't use the technology picking up traction -- and funding: one of the latest comes from Germany, wh...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Jive Debuts New App Integrations, Universal Web Access For Social Network For Businesses
Social enterprise company Jive is debuting a number of new features for its social network for businesses today. The company is also announcing its Try Jive, a free 30-day trial for customers. Jive is...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch The Weather Channels Revamped Website Goes Social, Tells You When It Will Rain
Today, The Weather Channel celebrates its 30th birthday. It will officially feel old at concerts and hot new night clubs. To mark the occasion, the company has revamped their website, weather.com, to ...
03:14 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Russian Classified Giants $75m From Accel Shows Its 1999 In Emerging Economies
Avito.ru, the biggest online classified ads site in Russia, has secured a fresh $75 million round of funding from Accel Partners' London office. Founded in 2008, Avito has so far landed $101 million f...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch DataSift Raises $7.2M For Powerful Social Data Analysis And Business Intelligence Platform
DataSift, a data analysis company that provides developers and third parties with access to Twitter, Facebook and other social data sources, has raised $7.2 million in a follow-on Series A round from ...
02:59 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Its Finally Here: Spotify Launches Its Long-Awaited iPad App
Today, Spotify is releasing its long-awaited iPad app -- finally giving Apple tablet users, who also have a Spotify Premium (paid) subscription, a native route to accessing its 17-million song catalog...
02:36 pm GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Flattr Finally Lands Big Dailymotion Deal, But Its Business Model Still Sucks
Flattr, a social micro-payments platform which we've likened to a "Like button with cash" is to partner with the second biggest video site on the Web, Dailymotion. The distribution deal is targeted at...
10:58 am GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Birst Lands $26M From Sequoia, Hummer Winblad To Bring Big Data Analytics To The Masses
Birst, a San Francisco-based startup that offers on-demand business intelligence and analytics solutions for companies big and small, has raised $26 million in series D financing, led by Sequoia Capit...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch European VC Connect Ventures Launches With $22M Fund. Secret Sales Gets The First Helping: $487K
Make way for another VC firm in Europe: Today sees the launch of Connect Ventures, a new London based fund that will focus on seed and Series A stages in European tech companies. It's kicking off with...
09:39 am GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Bing Strips Down Results Page To Make Google Look Like Search Overload
While Google keeps cramming its search results pages full of tools and social content, today Bing confirmed with me the full roll out a redesigned search results page that completely clears the left s...
07:09 am GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Yuri Milner, Dave Morin, SV Angel, CrunchFund And More Hook Up Pair With $4.2M
For a social network that's, for lack of a better term, monogamous, social network for couples Pair has just raised funding from so many high-profile investors I'm having trouble picking who to includ...
06:01 am GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch The Team From YC-Backed Stypi Heads To Salesforce To Work On Enterprise Collaboration
It looks like the team from Y Combinator-backed Stypi is heading to Salesforce, according to this blog post. It's unclear if this is an acq-hire or an actual acquisition. We've contacted Salesforce fo...
06:01 am GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce Acquires YC-Backed Collaborative Text Editor Stypi
It looks like the team from Y Combinator-backed Stypi is heading to Salesforce, according to this blog post. UPDATE: We've confirmed that Salesforce has acquired Stypi. Financial terms of the acquisit...
04:29 am GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunchGadget Weekly: Kids And Technology, Can A New Keyboard Save RIM
The TechCrunch/Gadget Weekly is back with several new faces. Jordan and Chris join John and I for our first TC/G webcast in several months. In this week's episode we discuss our recent trip to RIM's W...
04:20 am GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Google Wins $35 Million U.S. Government Contract Over Microsoft
Google and its partner Onix Networking just won a $35 million contract to run the U.S. Department of the Interior's new cloud-based email and collaboration system. This wasn't always a sure bet for Go...
04:03 am GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch OMGWHAT? GREE Acquires Mobile-Social Game Developer Funzio For $210M
Japanese gaming giant GREE just acquired mid-core, mobile game developer Funzio for $210 million in what should boost its ability to build games for Western audiences. Funzio is behind Crime City, Mod...
04:01 am GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Castlight Lands A Whopping $100M D Round To Bring Transparency To Healthcare Costs
Founded in 2008, San Francisco-based Castlight has been at the forefront of the movement to bring price transparency and comparison tools to healthcare, offering a B2B service that enables self-insure...
03:50 am GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Now BrandYourself Users Can See The Companies Googling Them
BrandYourself, a startup offering a cheap and easy approach to managing your Google results, has added a new feature to answer one of those burning questions: Who are the people Googling me?To be clea...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch AllClear ID Rolls Out First-Ever Social Security Number Blocking Service For Childrens IDs
ID and fraud protection service AllClear ID, is launching a new feature today which aims to protect kids' Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from being stolen and used to secure things like mortgages, loa...
02:08 am GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Helps Third-Party Mobile Apps Monetize TodaySo It Can Monetize Their Content With Ads Tomorrow
The fundamental misunderstanding of Facebook's mobile prospects is that it'strying to compete with iOS and Androidfor in-app payment revenue via HTML5. It's not. What Facebook really wants is the cont...
02:08 am GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Helps Third-Party Mobile Apps Grow TodaySo It Can Monetize Their Content With Ads Tomorrow
The fundamental misunderstanding of Facebook's mobile prospects is that it'strying to compete with iOS and Androidfor in-app payment revenue via HTML5. It's not. What Facebook really wants is the cont...
01:31 am GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare Launches $10 Instant Verification Service For Businesses
Foursquare is enhancing its feature set for businesses today, with the introduction of a new verification service for merchants. The company says that for a one-time, $10 fee, owners and managers will...
01:15 am GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter: These Nerdy Glasses Will Record Your Life
While the use case for these glasses can quickly become quite dubious, the YouGen.tv glasses by Vergence Lab are pretty cool. Not only do they instantly change from sunglasses to clear Buddy-Holly-sty...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstart A Needy Kids Education With Conway-Backed Wishbone.org
It's too common a story: smart, low-income kid can't find their academic passion, so they drop out of school. But now you can rewrite this tragic tale with the help of Wishbone.org, a philanthropy web...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Crowdfund A Needy Kids Education With Conway-Backed Wishbone.org
It's too common a story: smart, low-income kid can't find their academic passion, so they drop out of school. But now you can rewrite this tragic tale with the help of Wishbone.org, a philanthropy web...
12:06 am GMT - Wed, May 2, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Ted Morgan: Why Skyhook Has Become A Harvard Business School Case Study [TCTV]
It was 6.30 on Sunday morning, August 9th, 2007 when Ted Morgan, the Boston based CEO of a little location technology start-up called Skyhook Wireless, got a totally unexpected call from an absolute s...
11:50 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Asks Windows Phone Developers To Keep The Quality Up And The Sex Down
Microsoft is trying to clean up the Windows Phone Marketplace and as part of this effort, the company just clarified some of its guidelines for developers who want to sell their apps in Microsoft's ap...
11:28 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch RIM To Developers: Well Make Sure Your App Earns At Least $10K In Its First Year
With the release of their BlackBerry 10 beta development tools and Dev Alpha devices earlier today, RIM has made it very clear that they want to build up as much developer love as possible before Blac...
11:09 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Engineer Behind Presence Is Turning The Concept Into A Standalone Company
One of the geeky, cute contraptions of the early Facebook days was a web-enabled beer keg at company headquarters. Whenever an employee swiped their RFID badge on it, a camera would snap a photo of th...
10:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Did Scalado Invent RIMs Time-Defying BB10 Camera Technology?
Remember that retro time-defying camera app that RIM unveiled alongside a few other BB10 features? You should — it happened this morning. Well, it would seem that the ability to search back thro...
10:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Did Scalado Invent RIMs Time-Defying BB10 Camera Tech?
Remember that retro time-defying camera app that RIM unveiled alongside a few other BB10 features? You should — it happened this morning. Well, it would seem that the ability to search back thro...
10:38 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Is The New King Of Mobile
Sammy is now the big kahuna of cell phones. Today's Juniper Research and comScore reports indicated that Samsung kicked Apple from the top spot in regards to smartphones. IDC also released a report to...
10:22 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch eVr1 Turns The High Points Of Human Knowledge Into A Portable Codex
A new startup launching today called eVr1sits at the intersection between the digital and physical worlds.In the words of co-founder Brandon Peele, eVr1 has tried to answer the question, "What does it...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Flickr Adds Pinterest Buttons To Photo Sharing; All Images Will Be Pinned With Attributions
Yahoo-owned Flickr is one of the largest content sources for Pinterest, with users posting Flickr images on the pinboard sharing site in droves. But in order to Pin a Flickr photo on Pinterest, you ha...
09:47 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Google Graduates Automatic Email Translation Feature From Gmail Labs, Expels Old Snakey And Others
In 2009, Google brought its translation features to Gmail as a Gmail Labs experiment. Today, almost exactly two years after it first launched, this features is finally graduating from Gmail Labs. Star...
09:46 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Doc Searls Would Like You To Join Him In The Intention Economy
Every day companies are spending gobs of money to earn and keep your attention. Advertisers are collecting heaps of information about you in the hopes of presenting you with more targeted advertisemen...
09:24 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch ComScore: Samsung Widens Lead As Top Mobile Brand In U.S., Android 51% Of All Smartphones
Samsung doesn't break out actual unit sales figures for its mobile handset business, but among analyst houses, many are estimating that it is the brand to beat anyway. The latest comes from ComScore, ...
09:22 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Scoople Lets You Ask Your Friends About The News
I recently wrote about news gamification app Scoople, and today, the company is releasing a new version with improved social interaction.When you use Scoople, you read news stories (usually aggregated...
09:18 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Meet MillionShort: The Hack That Could Be The Perfect Antidote To Search Engine Spam
Recently I tried to do a Google search for a wine to pair with swordfish, and it was pretty much a disaster (first world problems, I know, but still.) The problem is, web search results for certain to...
09:18 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Meet MillionShort: The Google Hack That Could Be The Antidote To Search Engine Spam
Recently I tried to do a Google search for a wine to pair with swordfish, and it was pretty much a disaster (first world problems, I know, but still.) The problem is, web search results for certain to...
08:58 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Wants Us To Save Lives Through Organ Donation, Will We Follow Through?
This morning, Facebook announced a new feature which lets users post to their Facebook timeline that they've chosen to be an organ donor. The idea is that friends will choose to share the story of the...
08:49 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Improves Discover Tab To Surface More Interesting Content, Promises To Make It Magical
One of the core features of Twitter's redesign last year was the addition of the Discover tab in the web and mobile interface. Today, the company is launching the first major update to this feature. T...
08:47 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Help! The TechCrunch Not-So-Mini NYC Meet-Up Needs Some Volunteers!
When John and I first chatted out the idea of an NYC-based TC meet-up, we expected around 500 attendees. Last week we hit the 700 mark, and today we've surpassed 1,000 RSVPs. Luckily, our fine sponsor...
08:43 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch CareZone, A Service For Caregivers, Raises $13M From NEA, Catamount And Jonathan Schwartz
CareZone has been busy discovering a few key markets since launching in February, chief executive Jonathan Schwartz tells me. And the results are good enough to warrant a big round of funding: nearly ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: HTC Titan II
The HTC Titan II is a symbol for an excellent partnership. I love HTC hardware and I love Windows Phone. It should be a match made in heaven, but unfortunately it's not. John and I sat down in the stu...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Following Strategic Investment, Enterprise Software Maker Socialtext Joins Up With Peoplefluent
Social enterprise software maker Socialtext is today announcing having received strategic investment from Bedford Funding that will now see the service joining the Peoplefluent family of products. Bed...
07:34 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Tired Of Talk? Heres What BlackBerry 10 Might Look Like
Even though we still don't know when RIM will get around to launching it, CEO Thorsten Heins gave us a few brief glimpses at what BlackBerry 10 would be able to do during his keynote address at the Bl...
07:25 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Cod Liver Oil: Like It Or Not, Apples Gatekeeper Makes Sense
Electronic Freedom Fighters and knee-jerk reactionaries: prepare your big drums because here comes the cause of the week. We learned about Gatekeeper, Apple's app signing solution that ensures "rogue"...
07:23 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch SigFig Launches To Be The Data-Driven Financial Planner Of Your Dreams
Whether you have $10,000 or $10 million dollars, trying to find help to manage your investments can be a minefield. Enter SigFig. Launching in public beta mode today, SigFig is a web application that ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Newvem Raises $4M From Greylock, Eric Schmidt To Help AWS Customers Spend Less Money
EXCLUSIVE-Startup Newvem, which offers a SaaS based service for Amazon/AWS customers that aims to help businesses spend less money and gain more value from Amazons cloud infrastructure, has raised $4 ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Get Satisfaction Wants To Spread Community (Widgets) Everywhere With Engage
Get Satisfaction was built around the importance of community to businesses. Now, with the launch of a new product called Get Satisfaction Engage, it wants to make those communities embeddable anywher...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Crocodoc Debuts HTML5 Document Embedding Technology; Partners With Dropbox, Yammer, SAP
Y Combinator alum Crocodoc is debuting a new technology today that aims to bring an enterprise-grade HTML5 document embedding service for Microsoft Office and PDF files, to web-based products.Crocodoc...
06:40 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Hardware Startups: Join Us In Hardware Alley At TechCrunch Disrupt NY
TechCrunch Disrupt is all about shining the spotlight on exciting start-ups. But starting at this year's New York show, we're including hardware startup in the mix. After an initial call over the week...
06:20 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Jitterbug.tv Launches First Subscription Music & Video Service For Kids
Parents looking for a curated selection of music and videos that's a little more kid-friendly than YouTube have another option now, thanks to the launch of Jitterbug.tv. The new iPad app is the first ...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Independent Crafts Marketplace Etsy Buys Artisanal Goods Seller Trunkt? Moving Into Wholesale?
Etsy has become the go-to site for people looking for home-made crafts and vintage items from independent artisans -- and for artisans wanting to sell them, and it now counts some 39 million monthly u...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Independent Crafts Marketplace Etsy Buys Artisanal Goods Seller Trunkt, Moving Into Wholesale?
Etsy has become the go-to site for people looking for home-made crafts and vintage items from independent artisans -- and for artisans wanting to sell them, and it now counts some 39 million monthly u...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Confirmed: Etsy Buys Artisanal Goods Seller Trunkt, Moves Into Wholesale
Etsy has become the go-to site for people looking for home-made crafts and vintage items from independent artisans -- and for artisans wanting to sell them, and it now counts some 39 million monthly u...
06:11 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Verbatim Outs A New Line Of Colorful, Speedy And Affordable USB 3.0 Flash Drives
USB 3.0 is still slowly rolling out but Verbatim has charged forward with a line of flash drives. The new line of Store 'n' Go V3 USB 3.0 flash drives utilize the latest USB spec for speedy transfers....
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch ecoATM Raises $17M From Coinstar And Others For Electronics Recycling And Resale Kiosk System
EcoATM, a company that creates kiosks that automate the buy-back of used mobile phones and other used portable electronics directly from consumers, has raised $17 million in funding from Claremont Cre...
05:52 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch The BlackBerry 10 Camera App Can Turn Back Time
A camera is highly important in any smartphone.Even since before the iPhone, the ability to snap a picture on your cell phone and essentially leave your camera at home not only changed the digital cam...
05:31 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch The Future Of RIM: BlackBerry Isnt For Everyone
Today is BlackBerry Jam, RIM's developer conference or WWDC equivalent. It's RIM's moment to redefine, rejuvenate, and re-establish itself in the world. Whether or not the company can pull it off, how...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Early Look: BlackBerry 10s Smart New Take On Touchscreen Typing
As it stands, most of BlackBerry 10 is still shrouded in mystery. Not even the Dev Alpha devices that will be made available to developers offer a glimpse of RIM's new software -- they're running a mo...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Officially Opens BlackBerry 10 To Developers, Greets Them With Dev Alpha Devices
RIM has caught plenty of flack these past few months, thanks to (among other things) a multi-day global outage, disappointing PlayBook sales, and a dramatic management shake-up. Beyond all of this, th...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch JP Selects Acquires The Gilt For Eco-Friendly Fashion, LovingEco
JP Selects, an online marketplace for selling sustainable and ethical brands has acquired LovingEco, a flash sales site for eco-friendly fashion and natural beauty products. Financial terms of the dea...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch JP Selects Acquires The Gilt For Eco-Friendly Fashion, LovingEco For $1M
JP Selects, an online marketplace for selling sustainable and ethical brands has acquired LovingEco, a flash sales site for eco-friendly fashion and natural beauty products for $1 million.LovingEco, w...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Roadie Adds iPad And Mobile Web To App Development Platform
Mobile Roadie, which allows anyone develop and create sleek, rich media iPhone and Android apps, is launching a native iPad app creation platform and self-service mobile website product.Mobile Roadie ...
04:21 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Pindrop Security Raises $1M From Andreessen Horowitz To Detect And Block Phone Fraud
Pindrop Security, a startup that aims to prevent and protect against phone-based fraud, has raised $1 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, GRA Venture Fund, New World Ventures, Sigma Partners,...
04:07 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Loopc.am Stops Being A Gimmick And Starts Getting Funding
Loopc.am has lately become a little bit of a craze amongst some iPhone users I know. Frankly, at first it seemed like something of a gimmick. Recording and sharing short gif-based videoclips called lo...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Nip That Social Media Crisis In The Bud With uberVU Signals
uberVU already offers a dashboard for monitoring social media conversations about your company, but CEO Mark Pascarella and founder/Chief Product Officer Vladimir Oane says it's time to help brands fi...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch PlaySay: Social Language Learning App Launches With $820k And A HarperCollins Deal In Its Pocket
The education market -- as Apple and others have noticed -- represents a huge mobile opportunity, and today sees the launch of an app that plays on that potential, with added gamification and social t...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch AdSense For Local Commerce Signpost Raises $3.75M From Spark Capital
Local advertising startup,and recent Google Offers partner,Signpostis announcing its Series A funding round this morning to the tune of $3.75 million, led by Spark Capital. Other angels also participa...
03:06 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Now Lets Users Identify Themselves As Organ Donors
Facebook has been credited with helping to power the 'Arab Spring' movement of democracy, and in further 'we plan to save the world' news, it is now unveiling a new feature: tell the world you're an o...
02:57 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Juniper Research: Samsung Shipped More Smartphones, But Apples Making More Money
In mobile world, bigger is not always better. That can be the case for specs, and it can also be the case for market share: and a report out today from Juniper Research highlights a case in point for ...
02:10 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Smarter TV: CrestaTech Grabs $13M To Bring Region-Free TV Reception To Any Device
Broadcast TV, set top boxes, IPTVs, DVRs and PVRs are going the way of the Dodo, and today's connected TVs have to be able to take advantage of the same smart processors and dynamic OS tech that power...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch GrubHub Debuts OrderHub; A Food Delivery And Order Management Android Tablet App For Restaurants
Chicago-based startup GrubHub, a service that lets you order food for delivery or take out from local restaurants online or by mobile phone, is debuting a new tablet technology for restaurants called...
01:19 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Tries To Halt Release Of Steve Jobs Deposition In Lawsuit Whats It Hiding?
Two closely watched cases in the music industry are about to go to trial involving a motley crew of characters: Eminem's producers, Rob Zombie, Rick James (his estate at least) and Steve Jobs.Apple is...
12:50 pm GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Recruiting Is Broken, And Video-Driven Readyforce Wants To Fix It
Dozens of startups have launched in the past few years claiming to fix the broken recruiting and hiring process. One of them, Readyforce, has already signed up some well-known startups with a relative...
11:44 am GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Sarah Tavel, Who Led Bessemers Investment In Pinterest, Gets Down To Business At Pinterest
Pinterest is starting to fill up its own Pinboard... with money people. Sarah Tavel, a former VP at Bessemer Venture Partners (the same BVP that led a Series A round in Pinterest in 2011), has now joi...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With the Jawbone Big Jambox: 2.7 Pounds of Audio Fury, Available May 15 for $299
Bigger isn't necessarily better but in the case of Jawbone's Jambox, it might actually work out. Typically known for their Bluetooth headsets and the ill-fated-but-not-quite-dead UP band, Jawbone has ...
06:41 am GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Online Video Content Pioneer Revision3 In Acquisition Talks With The Discovery Channel
Seven years in, Revision3and its stable of web stars have more than survived the tough early days of building a video content business on the web. The San Francisco company is now bringing in a respec...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Thinkfuse Exits Beta: Get Your Team Out of Progress Review Hell With Simple, Searchable Status Reports
It's the problem every manager or CEO faces: how do you stay aware of what everyone is doing? Thinkfuse, which debuted at last year's TechCrunch Disrupt in New York, is out of beta with a product that...
05:43 am GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch As It Graduates From Network To Platform, Edmodo Now Serving 7M Users, 80K Schools
Edmodo is one of the startups whose name pops up a lot when you talk about "edtech." Founded in 2007, the company is almost old school, yet, in spite of the influx of new education-focused startups, E...
04:21 am GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch The Digg Team Is Going To WaPo, But The Assets Arent
Has The Washington Post acquired Digg, as reported in The Next Web? Sort of.We're hearing from multiple sources that the Post has hired the Digg team, but is not acquiring the site or the technology. ...
04:16 am GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Hack Your Housing: Check Out This Berkeley Freshmans Ridiculously Automated Dorm Room
So this is pretty fun. A University of California at Berkeley freshman named Derek Low uploaded a video to YouTube today of what he's calling the "BRAD", or the Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Dorm. A...
04:05 am GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch 500 Characters Or Less: Shortmail Updates Its iPhone App With Offline Mode, Lets Chill Feature
There aren't too many people who love email these days, but few of us can actually live without it. Thankfully, there are a number of startups that are trying to make email more manageable. One of the...
02:53 am GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Per Vices, The Rare YC Hardware Startup, Sets Out To Disrupt Wireless Communications
Y Combinator might be best known for software plays like Dropbox and Airbnb. But it's also harbored a few hardware companies, notably the one that blew out Kickstarter funding records with Pebble Watc...
02:37 am GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Rumor: Hulu Will Soon Require Viewers To Have A Cable Subscription
If you love watching TV shows on Hulu but don't have a cable subscription, things could get a bit more complicated in the near future. According to the New York Post, Hulu could soon start requiring i...
02:37 am GMT - Tue, May 1, 2012
Techcrunch Rumor: Hulu Will Soon Require Viewers To Have A Cable Subscription [Update: It'll Happen, But Not "Soon"]
If you love watching TV shows on Hulu but don't have a cable subscription, things could get a bit more complicated in the near future. According to the New York Post, Hulu could soon start requiring i...
11:45 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch UK High Court: ISPs Must Block Access To The Pirate Bay
The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) finally got its will today. According to a ruling by Britain's High Court, UK Internet providers must now block access to Swedish file-sharing site The Pirate B...
11:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Google PayPal Sales Exec Tyler Hoffman Joins Virtual Currency Rewards Startup ifeelgoods
ifeelgoods has a brilliant idea -- letting you earn Facebook Credits for ecommerce purchases or following a brand on Twitter -- but now it has to convince big companies and shopping sites to adopt its...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Kiip Extends Developer Fund Deadline, Sweetens Pot With Services And Advisors
For game developers who thought about applying for the $100,000 Build Fund from rewards network Kiip but didn't get around to it yet good news! The deadline has been extended from today until May 30....
10:53 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Socialcam Nabs A-List Angel Funding: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Ari Emmanuel, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More
Socialcam is hustling to be the "Instagram for video" app of choice, battling neck-and-neck for the top spot in the iTunes app store with its main rival, Viddy. It turns out that Socialcam now has a n...
10:53 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Socialcam Nabs Angel Funding From The A-List: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More
Socialcam is hustling to be the "Instagram for video" app of choice, battling neck-and-neck for the top spot in the iTunes app store with its main rival, Viddy. It turns out that Socialcam now has a n...
10:34 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Square Competitor SalesVu Ups Its Game With New Features For Restaurants, Retailers & More
SalesVu, the maker of a mobile payments service designed for business customers, is launching a major update with SalesVu 2.0, live now in the iTunes App Store. The company is somewhat similar to Squa...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Google Improves App Advertising With New Mobile App Extension
Google is announcing some new search advertising features designed to help advertisers drive more app downloads, and to track those downloads.The first feature, an Ad Extension, seems aimed at compani...
09:58 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Akamai: Global Average Connection Speed Dropped 14% In Q4 2011, Down 5.3% in U.S.
According to Akamai's latest State of the Internet report, the average Internet connection speed around the world was 2.3 Mbps by the end of 2011. That's down about 14% from the previous quarter. In t...
09:23 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch B&N 8-K: Microsoft Paying $180M Advance On Nook For Windows 8, $125M For Content, Tech Acquisition
Microsoft really wants to make sure it can compete against Amazon and Apple in the e-books space -- and it's putting its money where its mouth is. In addition to the $300 million Microsoft is investin...
08:37 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Australian Price Gouging Inquiry Targets Apple, Microsoft And Others
Getting a new laptop or buying a new license for an operating system is often cheaper in the U.S. than in most other countries. Europeans, for example, are used to paying a hefty premium for Apple pro...
08:20 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Marketplace For Customized Goods CustomMade Raises $4M From Google Ventures And Others
CustomMade , an online marketplace that connects shoppers with artisans to make customized goods, has raised $4 million in funding co-led by Google Ventures and Schooner Capital. Existing investors La...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Brit Morin Engages $1.25M From Marissa Mayer, Founders Fund And More To Launch Her First App, Weduary
Brit Morin, the Martha Stewart of tech, is today announcing a $1.25 million seed round for her technology and content company Brit. The list of investors is actually pretty sympatico with "the next ge...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Brit Morin Engages $1.25M From Marissa Mayer, Aileen Lee, Founders Fund And More To Launch Her First App, Weduary
Brit Morin, the Martha Stewart of tech, is today announcing a $1.25 million seed round for her technology and content company Brit. The list of investors is actually pretty sympatico with "the next ge...
07:41 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch EAs PopCap Heads Into Merchandise With Plants Vs. Zombies Toys, Underwear (!) & More
Want a zombie on your underwear? Good, because soon, you will have that opportunity. Today, there comes more proof that mobile gaming is the entertainment franchise opp of the future as EA-owned PopCa...
06:52 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Internet Identity System MiiCard Raises $2.5M To Help You Prove You Are Who You Say You Are Online
With the rise of startups building on top of the collaborative consumption model - that is, where users are buying from and selling directly to other users - there's a growing need for some sort of sy...
06:51 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 50 Million Times In 35 Days
Rovio to Houston. The Mighty Eagle as landed. Big time.Rovio just took to Twitter to announce that its latest Angry Birds installment, Angry Birds Space, was downloaded 50 million times in 35 days. As...
06:21 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Research: $1.5 Trillion In Mobile Revenues In 2012, U.S. Accounting For 40% Of All Smartphone Sales
The mobile industry will reel in more than $1.5 trillion in revenues in 2012, with 28 percent of that, $400 billion, attributable to mobile data, according to new research out from analyst Chetan Shar...
06:04 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Ski Lift Retailer Liftopia Goes White Label, Lets Resorts Add E-Commerce To Their Own Sites
Liftopia, the startup offering consumers discounts on ski tickets and other snow-related activities, is today launching a new e-commerce platform for the ticket sellers themselves called "Cloud Store ...
05:42 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch I, For One, Welcome Our Remote-Controlled Robotic Fire-Breathing Dragon Overlords
A bit of silly for your Monday morning: this is a flying, RC-controlled robotic dragon that actually breathes fire and sounds like a monstrous squeal demon as it takes off. The Dragon took a year to b...
05:26 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Considering Selling Fancy-Pants Vertu Line
Reuters is reporting that Nokia is exploring selling the Vertu phone line to holding company Permira for $264.26 million, freeing itself from the difficult process of selling phones no one wants to pe...
05:23 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch LG To Pull Away From Windows Phones Loving Embrace, Refocus On Android
Sure, Windows Phone is still but a baby alongside Android and iOS, but the platform shows promise. Woz likes it. And the fact that it's backed by hardware partners like Samsung and Nokia says good thi...
04:29 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Pepsi Puts A Pop Culture Cheat Sheet At The Heart Of Its New Campaign
Pepsi is launching a big rebranding campaign today, and the company says social media is going to play a crucial role. Specifically, PepsiCo Global Head of Digital Shiv Singh tells me that the biggest...
02:40 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Makes $300M Investment In New Barnes & Noble Subsidiary To Battle With Amazon And Apple In E-books
Barnes & Noble has found a new, major partner in its fight to get an edge over Amazon and Apple in the heating up market for e-books and the devices being used to consume them: it is teaming up wi...
01:46 pm GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Just-Eat Just Raised Another $64M From Vitruvian, Index, Greylock For Online Food Ordering
The UK may have just entered a double-dip recession but that doesn't seem to have trickled down to how consumers are spending money on take-out food -- and the companies that are building businesses a...
10:59 am GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Greylock Deepens Enterprise Experience, Adds Former BladeLogic CEO And BMC President As Venture Partner
Greylock Partners has been long focused on two distinct areas when it comes to venture investmentsconsumer and enterprise. The last consumer partner hire the firm made was former CEO of Mozilla, John ...
10:30 am GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Opera Mini Now Has 169 Million Users, 56% Of Them Only Use The Mobile Web
On the desktop, Opera's browser is only a minor player compared to Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari, but as a mobile browser, Opera competes head-to-head with Apple and Google. Worldwide,...
09:21 am GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch McCann Invests $4M in Israeli Incubator thetime
With a $4M investment, McCann Worldgroup has bought a 15% stake in Israeli incubator 'thetime'.This move isn't a particularly surprising considering 'thetime' was founded by Ilan Shiloah, who for the ...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Zillow, Mum On $45M RentJuice Rumor, Launches First Dedicated Rental App, On Android
Zillow, according to one report, may be closing in on a deal to buy rental marketing software maker RentJuice for $45 million, but in the meantime the online property portal is focusing on the rental ...
07:59 am GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Wrapp Brings Social, Mobile Gifting Service To The U.S.; Partners With The Gap, H&M And Others
Wrapp, a social gifting service backed by Greylock Partners and Atomico, is crossing the pond with the U.S. launch of its mobile gift card and retail app. Wrapp, which was available previously only in...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Disillusionment of an Entrepreneur
When I became an entrepreneur at the age of twenty-three, I began in earnest, as do all entrepreneurs, chasing a dream. My dream was clear. I would build a consumer technology company that reached ten...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch How Much Revenue Does It Take To Be A $1B Public Company?
With all the chatter about Billion dollar valuations -- like Instagram, Evernote, Splunk -- combined with recent S1 filings and IPOs, the topic of tech company valuation is coming to the forefront of...
01:20 am GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Achievement Unlocked: Apple Wins Applecom.com And Appleprinters.com After WIPO Complaint
Apple still doesn't own iPad.com, apple.co.uk or many other domains that contain its name or names of its products, but it is now the proud owner of applecom.com and appleprinters.com -- two domains t...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Test Driving GAIN Fitness, The App That Turns Your iPhone Into A Personal Trainer [TCTV]
Summer is on its way, and self-improvement is on everyone's minds -- so it seems like each day I hear about a new must-have app focused on fitness, health, nutrition, or the "quantified self" in gener...
12:05 am GMT - Mon, April 30, 2012
Techcrunch Weathermob Nabs Funding To Make Sharing Weather Reports More Social
Weathermob, a mobile, social network for sharing weather reports around the globe, has raised $360,000 in new funding from a number of angel investors including Christopher Austin, Tim Albright, Drew ...