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11:57 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Ren Ng Steps Down As Lytro CEO, Will Take Over As Executive Chairman; Charles Chi Named Interim CEO
Lytro Founder Ren Ng has announced that he's stepping down as CEO and will be transitioning into the company's Executive Chairman effective immediately. Charles Chi, the current Executive Chairman, ha...
11:36 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Tagstand Hits 1M Actions, Launches New Tag Writer To Bring NFC To The Mainstream
Google is making a serious push with NFC on Android. As we detailed last night, Android product management director Hugo Barra revealed yesterday that Google is now shipping 1 million NFC-equipped dev...
10:11 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube And Google+ Grow Closer: All Users Can Now Switch Their Usernames To Their Google+ Profiles
YouTube's comment section isn't exactly known for being a hotbed of in-depth intellectual conversations. One of the reasons for this, some would argue, is the fact that YouTube still lets people post ...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch AdMob Founder Omar Hamoui Has A New Startup, Calls It Maybe
Can't decide what shoes to buy? Or what book to read next? AdMob founder and former CEO Omar Hamoui is launching a new startup called Maybe to help with your decision.Last month, Hamoui told me that h...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch AdMob Founder Omar Hamoui Has A New Polling Startup, Calls It Maybe
Can't decide what shoes to buy? Or what book to read next? AdMob founder and former CEO Omar Hamoui is launching a new startup called Maybe to help with your decision.Last month, Hamoui told me that h...
09:39 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Google Pumps Up Jelly Beans Face Unlock Feature With A New Liveness Check
Back when Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was first introduced in Hong Kong last year plenty of us jaded tech folk took a shine to its new Face Unlock feature, which allows users to unlock their device...
09:16 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Salon Booking Service StyleSeat Launches Offers Platform To Pull Stylists Away From Daily Deal Sites
StyleSeat, the "OpenTable for hair stylists" backed byFounders Fund, 500 Startups, Ashton Kutcher, and others (including a who's who ofangel investors), is today launching a service called "New Client...
09:11 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Whisk And Foodity Both Raise Funds To Link Recipes To Grocery Stores
It's been an interesting day for a developing market which seems so utterly niche as to be untrue. There really are startups out there linking recipes to supermarket so you can just buy the food you n...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch YouTubes Next New Creator Program Is Meant To Bring In The LOLs
Over the past year, YouTube has been busy with outreach to its community of independent creators through its YouTube Next program. The idea is to identify the next big YouTube stars and to provide the...
08:06 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Google Analytics Goes Mobile With App Analytics And An Android App
Google is announcing a big addition to Google Analytics today Mobile App Analytics.As with the social media-focused reports launched earlier this year, the interest in mobile analytics is obvious if...
07:51 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Close Friends Can Now Track Your Fitness Successes (And Failures) On Path, With A Daily Sparkline From Nike+ Fuelband
Nike has been quietly transforming itself from an apparel company to an apparel company that builds sensors into everything... blending man and machine so that we'll all be able to track our every mov...
07:42 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Mios Alpha Kickstarter Project Is A Very Cool, Touch-Free Heart-Rate Monitor Watch
Mio made some fairly cool heart-rate watches a few years ago but they required you to place a finger on two little pads while running in order to take the measurements. It was interesting, and when yo...
07:21 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Craftsvilla Raises $1.5 Million Series A To Become The Etsy Of Asia
Craftsvilla, a Mumbai-based startup that wants to become the "Etsy of Asia," is announcing it has received a $1.5 million in new funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Nexus Venture Partners in ...
07:12 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Rutube, The YouTube Of Russia, Links Up With Facebook, Gets YouTube, Vimeo Vids In Aggregation Pivot
A new chapter today for Rutube, the YouTube of Russia: the user-generated video site, long competing against YouTube in its home market and losing, has redesigned and is now turning itself into more o...
07:11 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Orbotixs Sphero Is Rolling Into An Apple Store Near You
It's been a few months since Orbotixs pearlescent smart ball finally started making its way out into the real world, and the team behind it has just announced that another major retailer will be carry...
06:45 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Offends OEMs With Surface, HP Refusing To Build Windows ARM Devices
If this rumor is true - and it certainly sounds true - then HP and other OEMs are about to pull the plug on their own Windows on ARM RT (WART) devices thanks to Microsoft essentially beating them to m...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Directr Raises $1.1 Million To Help People Make Beautiful Mobile Videos
There's been a lot of talk about how mobile video applications are poised to break out and become mainstream over the next few years, as users take advantage of the cameras they have in their pockets ...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Directr Raises $1.1 Million To Help People Make Beautiful Mobile Movies
There's been a lot of talk about how mobile video applications are poised to break out and become mainstream over the next few years, as users take advantage of the cameras they have in their pockets ...
06:14 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Spam Surge For Some Suggests Something Odd May Be Happening To Yahoo! Mail
Earlier this month Yahoo! became officially DMARC compliant. That's supposed to mean your Yahoo! email inbox should be heavily armoured against phishing attacks and spam. The Domain-Based Message Auth...
06:12 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Google Is Rolling Out Changes To Crack Down On Google+ Event Spam
Google+ Events, Google's alternative to services like Evite or Facebook's Events, was announced at this week's Google I/O conference. And it immediately went viral...but not in good way. You see,...
05:36 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Inbox Alert: SendGrid Sends 45B Emails For 60,000 Customers, 20B In 2012 Alone
Some may think the end is nigh for email -- with services like Facebook coming to replace it as a one-stop communications hub for consumers -- but going by the numbers out today from SendGrid, the ema...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch UDID Confusion Led To Pullback in App Marketing Spending Last Month, Fiksu Says
udid/">scrambled to find a replacement for UDIDs, according to Fiksu.Unique device ID numbers were a way that Apple used to tag users by their devices. This was a foolproof way to make sure networ...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Crowdfunding Startup GoFundMe, Which Is Like KickStarter For The Rest Of Us, Is Pulling In $2 Million A Month
Crowdfunding has become a big industry, as people are increasingly seeking ways to finance new creative projects and technology ideas. But one crowdfunding startup is focusing more on helping people r...
04:50 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Expect To Use Instagram On The Nexus 7
For whatever reason, the Nexus 7 tablet lacks a rear-facing camera. This makes Google's tablet incompatible with many Android camera apps including Instagram, a fact Asus recently confirmed to The Inq...
03:26 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch AOL Reorganizes Into Membership, Brand And Ad Units [Incl Armstrong's Memo]
After yesterday's $400 million share buyback, some more news today from our owners, AOL: it's reorganizing into three operating units, plus a separate one for corporate support of all three: they will...
02:57 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Looks Like Apple Has Changed Its App Store Algorithm Again
Last week we were alerted to an interesting tweak that had appeared in the Apple App Store: searches for apps were suddenly ranking results higher by user ratings and app descriptions, rather than the...
12:28 pm GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch The Arab World Has Tech Talent To Sustain It Beyond The Clones
This is a guest post by Mehrunisa Qayyum, a consultant on the Middle East / North Africa region, founder of PitaPolicy and Huffington Post Blogger."Heres a mobile app that rates the restaurant/bar/cl...
10:32 am GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Exposes Customer Emails In Google ResultsAgain
A while back we wrote about a flaw in Groupon's email link encryption, which revealed the emails of some Groupon users when "addx" was added into a Google search of Groupon's site. We've been alerted ...
06:22 am GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch NFC Cometh? 1M Android NFC Devices Shipping Each Week, And Prototypes Show iPhone 5 Is Next
Google I/O is in full swing, and news has been pouring out at a fairly steady pace: Tony Stark Sergey finally demoed Google Glass, Google Drive passed 10 million users and is available on iOS, and we ...
04:18 am GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Pivot Patrol: YC Alum SwipeGood Is Now Elastic, A Sales-As-A-Service Platform For Tech Startups
In early 2011 SwipeGood graduated from the winter class of top-tier startup incubator program Y Combinator, and it went on to land $500,000 in seed funding from a reputable group of angel investors. B...
04:01 am GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Expect A Full ReadWrite Google+ API Anytime Soon, Google Doesnt Want To Disrupt Something Magical
Despite the fact that Google has been slowly launching more APIs for Google+, don't expect the company to launch a full read/write API anytime soon. During a Google+ platform fireside chat a...
02:56 am GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Hands On With Googles Chrome For iOS: Just Like Chrome For Android, Only Slower
Google today launched Chrome for iOS and it's now available in the App Store. Don't get too excited, though. While it's a nice enough browser, it's hobbled by Apple's rules for third-part developers a...
02:53 am GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Fast-Growing Luxury Vacation Club Inspirato Quietly Brings In $15.5M From DAG and Millenium
Collaborative consumption-- generally, marketplaces for buying and selling access to products and services -- have been defined recently by startups likeTaskRabbit and Zaarlyfor tasks, or short-term r...
02:43 am GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Googles TV Strategy Is Doomed
I feel like we're watching Google TV roll by and off into a nearby ditch. The company doesn't have much dedication to the platform and, like Apple TV, GTV is failing to gain traction.As Ryan notes, ou...
02:29 am GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch How Google Pulled Off Their Live Video Skydiving With Glasses Demo
Google won the Internet by pulling off a truly impressive Google Glass skydiving stunt, twice, during their I/O event. Skydivers in wingsuits 4,000 feet above San Francisco delivered the high tech gl...
02:29 am GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Bob Mansfield, Apple Exec Who Has Led Hardware Engineering For Mac And iOS Devices, To Retire This Summer
Bob Mansfield, Apple's senior vice president of hardware engineering, will retire this summer after 13 years with the company. The company announced the news in a press release today.It's a major depa...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Youre 37% More Likely To Date Someone If Youve Got Facebook Friends In Common
"Oh you know Johnny? Then let's get naughty." Whether it's for one night or forever, we're more likely to choose mates who have Facebook friends in common with us. This comes according to a new study ...
01:29 am GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Ships 7.8M Smartphones In Q1 2013, Down 30 Percent From Last Quarters 11.1M
It's been a bleak call, thus far. We just heard on RIM's Q1 2013 earnings call that the Waterloo-based company only shipped 7.8 million smartphones this quarter, which is down 30 percent from 11.1 mil...
01:28 am GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch GymPact Grabs $850K From Guitar Hero Founder & More To Give You Cash For Getting In Shape
It's no secret that Americans could lose a few pounds. I'm not calling them fat per se, but let's just say that Hans and Franz are pretty busy these days. In January, GymPact launched a website and iP...
01:19 am GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Hits 78 Million BlackBerry Subscribers, Up From 70 Million In September 2011
Today on RIM's Q1 2013 conference call, CEO Thorsten Heins admitted that "this was a challenging quarter for the company," but announced 78 million subscribers with "churn remaining high." He admitted...
12:23 am GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch RIMs Q1 2013 Results: $518 Million Loss On $2.8 Billion In Revenue, BlackBerry 10 Launch Pushed To 2013
RIM has just released their Q1 2013 financials, and theyre about as bleak as the company expected. The Canadian company reported a net GAAP loss of $518 million (which breaks down to $0.99/share dilut...
12:14 am GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Fits.me Finally Shipping A New Robot That Makes It Easier To See What Youre Going To Look Like In That Suit
As a fat, lazy blogger, I find myself often buying clothes online only to discover that XXL for a designer in Spain is basically a XXS for babies in America. The resulting shape and return fees were e...
12:08 am GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Peel Announces AllPlay TV, A Remote Control For Netflix, DVR, And (Eventually) More
Social TV startup Peel is at the Google I/O developers conference today, showing off an upcoming Google TV integration called AllPlay TV.VP of Marketing Scott Ellis demonstrated AllPlay TV for me earl...
12:07 am GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Hands On With Google Drive On iOS
As promised at this morning's Google I/O conference, Google has launched a version of its Google Drive application on iOS today, which offers native support for the service formerly known as Google Do...
12:04 am GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch Google Bows To Apple: Chrome On iOS Will Use Apples Slow UIWebView To Render Web Pages
Google is launching Chrome for iOS today. Many pundits assumed that Google was holding back Chrome from iOS because it couldn't use its own rendering engine, however, Google just told us that Chrome w...
12:02 am GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch With New Mobile Apps, Eric Schmidt-Backed HealthTap Brings The House Call Back To Healthcare
Over 80 percent of people seek health-related information online, on everything from insurance to help diagnosing aches and pains. As the world goes mobile, so too does health. Instead of using Google...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, June 29, 2012
Techcrunch White House Will Take To Twitter To Answer Questions About SCOTUS Obamacare Ruling
The United States Supreme Court today voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act (informally referred to as ObamaCare), the health care reform movement that will require nearly all Americans to have heal...
11:45 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Wait, What? No Update For Google TV?
Heading into Google I/O, there was one thing that confused me: Sony and Vizio announced new Google TV products a few days before the annual developer conference. Which I thought was pretty silly, beca...
11:26 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Google Takes Its Google+ Platform Mobile With Android, iOS SDKs & Social Plugins For The Mobile Web
Google+ is obviously a major focus for Google these days, but until now, the company hasn't really focused on extending the Google platform beyond its own services and its +1 buttons. Now, h...
11:17 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Like Square But For Corporations: mPowa Launches New Dongle Payment Service In U.S.
Add one more company to the ranks of hopefuls that want to own the space where dongles and mobiles are used for card-based payments. mPowa, a UK-based startup, is launching in the U.S. today with a so...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, PrimaTables Jamie Davidson Has A Taste for Culinary Experiences
Editor's Note:TechCrunchcolumnistSemil Shahis based in Palo Alto. You can follow him on [email protected]"In the Studio" enters the summer months by inviting a former YouTube and Google product engineer, ...
10:50 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Chromebox Joins Nexus 7 Tablet, Q And Phone In Googles IO Swag Bag
Google just gave away a Chromebox, the desktop version of the company's Chromebook laptops, to all Google I/O attendees. Besides being a venue for Google's most spectacular launches (and jumps), Googl...
10:36 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Running On Empty: WakeMate Finds Out What Happens When Partners Break Up
Something strange happened this week with Wakemate, a Y-Combinator-funded project that was a tech world high flyer for a while. The product, a wrist strap that sensed your movement during sleep and os...
09:53 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Chromebooks Are Coming To 100 Best Buy Stores Across U.S., More Retailers Coming Soon
Google just announced that its Chromebooks will hit 100 Best Buy stores across the U.S. at its I/O developer conference today, and that's just the start. The company also announced that it plans to ex...
09:51 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches Compute Engine To Take On Amazon Web Services
Google has spent the last decade building a huge amount of infrastructure to support its own services and applications. Now anyone will be able to take advantage of all that investment, as Google is r...
09:42 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Google Drive Now Has 10 Million Users: Available On iOS and Chrome OS
Google has just announced over 10 million users that have signed into Google Drive, Google's new cloud-syncing storage platform. The product only launched in April of this year, so this is quite the m...
09:41 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Google Docs Will Now Support Offline Editing
Today at Google io. Clay Bevor, director of product management for Google Apps, announced that Google Docs will now work for offline editing. Brevor proved it by opening a Google Doc via Google Drive ...
09:38 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Gmail Now Has 425 Million Users, Google Apps Used By 5 Million Businesses And 66 Of The Top 100 Universities
Google announced that Gmail now has 425 Million users at its annual Google I/O developer conference today. It's being used by government agencies in 45 states and 66 of the top 100 universities in the...
09:26 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Anatomy Of An Open Source Acquisition: From GlusterFS To Red Hat Storage
Gluster was founded in 2005 to productize their eponymous global distributed filesystem, GlusterFS. As an all-software solution for storing immense quantities of distributed and replicated data, it qu...
09:24 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Chrome Browser Now Works On The iPhone And iPad
Today at Google I/O, the company announced that it is launching a new version of its Chrome browser, which will be available for iPhone and iPad users. The new app should be on the Apple App Store tod...
09:20 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Google: Chrome Now Has 310 Million Active Users, Most Popular Browser In The World
At its annual Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco today, Google announced that Chrome now has 310 million active users. Google's Sundar Pichai also noted that globally, Chrome is now the ...
09:13 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Sunglass Launches With New API, Dropbox Integration To Democratize 3D Design
Cloud-based computer-aided design (CAD) collaboration tool Sunglass, which debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC in May, is today officially announcing its public launch and is unveiling a new API for dir...
09:01 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Murdoch Says Separated News Corp Publishing Biz Will Push Even Harder On Charging For Content
Old media, some think, is headed for the graveyard, and they'll be damned if it takes young and cool new media with it. But it ain't dead yet, and some growling comments made today by Rupert Murdoch, ...
08:55 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Live Blog: Google IO Keynote Day Two
We're in the second day of the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, and I'll be liveblogging today's keynote. Yesterday we saw an amazing (if mostly for non-technical reasons) demo of Goo...
08:45 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Yodo1 Raises $2 Million To Help Game Developers Enter China
Beijing-based Yodo1, a service that helps game developers enter the Chinese market, is today announcing it has closed $2 million in seed funding from Chang You Fund. The round was led by Chang You Fun...
08:38 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Hometalk Aims To Be The One-Stop Site For Home Improvement Info
As someone who doesn't know a two-by-four from a 4X4, I usually depend on the Internet for home improvement tips. For example, did you know you're not supposed to flush dental floss? I didn't discover...
08:31 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch The Google Nexus Q, Made In The U.S.A.
Take that, conventional wisdom! The oddball Google Nexus Q is made in the good ol' US of A, proving that electronics can be assembled outside of China.This fun little tidbit wasn't mentioned during th...
08:15 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch North Korea Is Allegedly Building Its Own Tablet, The Samjiyeon
We've heard previous reports that North Korea was building their own PCs, but a more recent report out of the South Korean Dong-a Ilbo newspaper suggests that a tablet may also be in the works. It's u...
08:12 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Founder Matchup Service CoFoundersLab Expands Via Acquisition Of Two Competitors
CoFoundersLab,a matchmaking service for startup founders along the same lines asFounderDating, but which previously served different markets, is expanding through the acquisition of two competitors. T...
08:03 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch At Last: HTCs One V Is Now Available At Virgin Mobile For $199
Its bigger brothers have long since made their debut in the U.S., and now the smallest member of HTC's One series is joining them. HTC's pint-sized (relatively speaking) One V is now available for all...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch SendHub Expands Beyond Messaging, Now Rivals Google Voices With Support For Calls & Voicemail
SendHub, themessaging startup that allows businesses to communicate with customers through SMS, is expanding its service today to now include support for voice calls and voicemail. These new features ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Blip Gets Into The Original Content Game, With A New Studio And Three Exclusive Series
Video startup Blip has spent the last several years helping independent creators to distribute and monetize their videos across the web. But like YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and others, it sees a ...
07:46 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Dolphins New Garage Opens Up 150 APIs To Mobile Browser Add-On Developers
Its been a surprisingly busy week for Android browser makers a redesigned version of Firefox for Android graduated from beta, as did Googles mobile version of Chrome, and now the folks behind Dolphin...
07:41 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Will Reportedly Launch A 10-Inch Quad-Core Tablet Alongside New Metal-Clad 7-Inch Fire
Amazon is said to be working on the next version of the Kindle Fire with more premium materials, including some type of metal casing. But perhaps even better (depending on your size preferences), the ...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Catch All Of TCs Google IO Coverage Here!
Google I/O 2012 is in full swing. Google Glass is huge, the Nexus 7 is real, and with the Nexus Q, Google is betting big on the ecosystem. And that was just from the first day! There are two more days...
06:49 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Google Now Comes Online (Well, Its Homepage Does)
Google Now, the smart personal search assistant announced yesterday at Google I/O, has now come online. Well, the landing page for the service has come online, that is. The new site introduces the key...
06:49 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Crossriders Cross-Browser Extension Development Platform Comes Out Of Beta
The reinvigorated competition in the browser market over the last few years has definitely been a boon for users, but having a number of browsers with very high user numbers makes life a bit harder fo...
06:35 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Alicia Navarro Of Skimlinks [TCTV]
Skimlinks provides content magnetisation for publishers that turns product references into affiliate links - and famously was a recent partner with Pinterest. We spoke to founder Alicia Navarro during...
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Extole Revamps Its Marketing Tools With Open Graph Social Expressions
Extole is announcing a new version of its marketing platform today. The big new feature: "Social expressions" that integrate with the Facebook Open Graph.Founder and CEO Brad Klaus says that the new s...
05:50 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Intuit Founder Scott Cook: Mint Is Roughly 4X Bigger Than It Was Pre-Acquisition
Scott Cook started Intuit in 1983, and since then he and the company have overcome quite a few obstacles. He watched as mobile became a dominant channel in people's lives, found ways to penetrate emer...
05:48 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch AOL Starts $400M Stock Buyback At $27-$30 Per Share
AOL (also known as the company that signs TechCrunch's paychecks) has announced this morning it has started a "Dutch auction" tender offer to buy back shares of its common stock, up to $400 million. T...
05:41 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Adds BBC As Latest Partner For Summer Sports Push With A New Streaming App
Last week, Facebook staked out its claim as a prime destination for people looking for this summer's Olympics coverage online. Today, the BBC threw its hat into the social media ring, too -- it's putt...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch L.A.-Based Accelerator MuckerLab Teams Up With Mozillas WebFWD
MuckerLab, the up and coming L.A.-based startup accelerator program, today announced that it is partnering with Mozilla's WebFWD accelerator to create a joint acceleration program for open source entr...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Galaxy Nexus Owners Can Taste Jelly Bean Early With Leaked (And Tweaked) ROMs
In a move that shocked absolutely no one, Google's Hugo Barra announced at the end of the first I/O keynote that attendees would receive a little prize pack as thanks for their support. Goodies includ...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Atari Is 40 Years Old And I Still Cant Beat The Dragon In Adventure
It was 40 years ago yesterday that Atari's Nolan Bushnell taught the world to play. Bushnell, an engineer and game programmer, built and sold Atari in the late 1970s, ushering in the era of the video ...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Youre Funded! Zao Raises $1.3M For Its Social Recruitment Platform
Finding potential job candidates through existing employees and their networks is probably as old as the labor market itself, but in the age of social networking, the process can be made much more eff...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch ShareMyPlaylists Gets A Much Needed Android Reboot
"To be honest, it was awful", says ShareMyPlaylists founder Kieron Donoghue on the company's previous Android effort, which today gets a much needed reboot.The new app brings many of the Spotify commu...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Practice Fusion Pulls In $34M Series C Led By Artis To Crush The Other Electronic Medical Record Startups
Practice Fusion is the frontrunner in the fevered race to becomethe electronic medical record platform, and today it finished raising a $34 million Series C led by hedge fund Artis Venturesto make sur...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Practice Fusion Pulls In $34M Series C Led By Artis To Crush The Other eMedical Record Startups
Practice Fusion is the frontrunner in the fevered race to becomethe electronic medical record platform, and today it finished raising a $34 million Series C led by hedge fund Artis Venturesto make sur...
03:42 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch CEO Of Londons Tech City Project Departs, As Global Tech Race Heats Up
Eric van der Kleij is to depart his post as CEO of the UK's Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO) after his two year contract comes to an end this Summer. The TCIO was set up by the UK government t...
03:31 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch DogVacay Adds Airbnb Investor Andreessen Horowitz To Its Pack Of Backers, Aims To Become The Destination For All Pet Services
DogVacay launched in March this year as an Airbnb for dogs -- offering owners an alternative to soul-less kennels and expensive dog sitting services for when they need to leave town and leave their po...
03:31 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch DogVacay Adds Airbnb Investor Andreessen Horowitz To Its Pack Of Backers, Aims To Become The Place For All Pet Services
DogVacay launched in March this year as an Airbnb for dogs -- offering owners an alternative to soul-less kennels and expensive dog sitting services for when they need to leave town and leave their po...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Institutional Venture Partners Raises $1 Billion For Fund XIV, Its Biggest Yet
Angel investing may be hot, but it looks like things are not too shabby for the tech industry's most powerful late-stage venture capital firms either. Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) is announcin...
02:51 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Check-In App Forecast Runs Out Of Money And Will Shut Down On July 1
With the growth of more location-based mobile apps, there is some inevitable shakedown, too: the latest of these is that check-in serviceForecastwill be shutting down its app and website, effective Ju...
01:35 pm GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Vive La France: Orange Bites The NFC Bullet, Plans Nationwide SIM-based Rollout In Home Market
NFC, the technology that can help turn a mobile handset into an instant, superpower payment device, has been long on promise but largely short on delivery. But today, the France Telecom-owned mobile o...
10:03 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Strange Days, Indeed
In 1995, long before Tom Cruise was waving his hands around in now eerily true-to-life vision of the future that was "Minority Report," another science fiction drama was also painting a picture of the...
09:31 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch BlueStacks Now Lets You Run Android Apps On Your Mac
There's no love lost between Android and Apple users, or at least among the fanboys and fangirls. The flamewar between the passionate adopters of the top two mobile operating systems has persisted for...
08:08 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Qualcomm Extends Vuforia Augmented Reality Platform To The Cloud (Video)
Qualcomm announced an upgrade to their Vuforia Augmented Reality platform on Wednesday. Vuforia is a platform that focuses on using images as the "targets" to launch an AR experience, rather than requ...
08:01 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Polyglot Path: Mobile Sharing App Adds 7 New Languages Including Traditional Chinese, UK English
In response to Facebook's ever-expanding social universe and the success of mobile-focused networks like Instagram, Dave Morin and company have turned Path into a more personal, mobile-centric social ...
08:01 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch A Polyglot Path: Mobile Sharing App Adds 7 New Languages Including Traditional Chinese, UK English
In response to Facebook's ever-expanding social universe and the success of mobile-focused networks like Instagram, Dave Morin and company have turned Path into a more personal, mobile-centric social ...
07:09 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Project Glass Is The Future Of Google
Over the last few years one could easily say that Google had lost their way. They were no longer known for search. Somehow they'd turned into a company that acquired a series of nonsensical entities, ...
05:13 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Blue Jeans Puts Another $25M In Its Pocket To Attack Video Conferencing Giants
Blue Jeans Network, a video conferencing company founded by a serial entrepreneur who has sold two companies to Cisco, is adding another $25 million to its coffers from NEA, Accel and Norwest Venture ...
04:17 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Infographics That Dont Suck: FindTheBests Comparison Charts Are Now Embeddable
FindTheBest, the startup led by DoubleClick founder Kevin O'Connor, has built charts comparing everything from financial advisors to dog breeds to smartphones. And now that those charts can be embedde...
04:03 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoos Media Vision Comes Into Focus: Three Hires, Social Content Services (And Acquisitions?)
Yesterday the WSJ outlined how Yahoo's new, interim CEO Ross Levinsohn is taking the company back to its earlier roots of focusing on advertising around its media properties. The last 24 hours indicat...
04:03 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch [Updated] Yahoos Media Vision Comes Into Focus: Three Hires, More Music And Video Partnerships (And Acquisitions?)
Yesterday the WSJ outlined how Yahoo's new, interim CEO Ross Levinsohn is taking the company back to its earlier roots of focusing on advertising around its media properties, which collectively see 16...
03:53 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Googles First Foray Into Hardware Is All About The Ecosystem
It's Day One of Google I/O, and the company set out to prove that it's not just about software and algorithms and whatnot, introducing a neat set of hardware devices that are available -- or will be s...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Now Lets You Follow Someone In Any App, Get Their Updates In FB News Feed. Content = $$$
Ads, not payments, are the future of Facebook monetizing mobile, but it needs content to show them beside. The new Follow action announced today could deliver that content by letting you follow someon...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Now Lets You Follow Someone In Any App, Get Their Updates In News Feed Where The Ads Are
Ads, not payments, are the future of Facebook monetizing mobile, but it needs content to show them beside. The new Follow action announced today could deliver that content by letting you follow someon...
03:19 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Targeting Power Moms, VolunteerSpot Secures $1.5M In Series A From ff Venture Capital And More
By simply owning small humans that are ultra-dependent and oftentimes unruly, moms have an incredibly tough job. But after you pile on all the little things — soccer practices, ballet recitals, ...
03:08 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Welcome To The Google Glass Freak Show
In the land of tech, we bloggers rarely if ever have to step in front of the camera. But now that Google has launched Google Glass into the world, the camera has turned on us in a fit of rage. Welcome...
02:40 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ History: The New API That Powers Its More Private Version Of Facebook Timeline
While people were skydiving into I/O, Google quietly made a massively important announcement about a new feature called Google+ History, which gives apps an API to auto-share content to a private...
01:54 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Googles New 3D Imagery Comes to Google Earth For Android, iOS Coming Soon
A few weeks ago, Google hosted a last-minute press conference in San Francisco to announce its new, highly detailed 3D maps. While many of us expected the company to actually launch the maps then, Goo...
01:48 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Exclusive: Foodspotting Teams With The Melting Pot To Allow People To Take Pictures Of Cheese
At TechCrunch we like to get the rest of the story. That's why we go in-depth, hard-hitting, and close to the ground. Nowhere is that clearer than in this hardcore, hardball, and soft cheese interview...
01:37 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With Google Glass
Outside of approved Googlers, a handful of folks have just been given a canned demo of Google Glass, including myself. I'm living in the future and the future is now!...
01:37 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With Sergey Brins Personal Set Of Google Glass
Outside of approved Googlers, a handful of folks have just been given a canned demo of Google Glass, including myself. I'm living in the future and the future is now!...
12:32 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Play Store Now Lets Users Remotely Update And Uninstall Android Apps
All Googled out yet? I can't blame you if you are, but it seems that the company has been even busier than their two hour press conference let on. In addition to pushing the Android version of their C...
12:19 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch OrangeScape Launches Kissflow, A Workflow-Builder For Google Apps
Businesses using Google Apps should have an easier time managing complex tasks starting today with the launch of Kissflow from startup OrangeScape it's supposedly the first workflow-creator that's "d...
12:04 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With The Google Nexus 7
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.Built specifically for Google Play consumption, the Nexus 7 tablet built by Asus seems to be Google's answer to both the iPad and Kindle Fire. So how does...
12:03 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch The Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp + Our 7th Annual August Capital Party: Aug 3rd In Silicon Valley
TechCrunch has been throwing an annual summer party at August Capital since 2006, the point at which Michael Arrington realized it had gotten too big for his Atherton back yard. And this year we're do...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, June 28, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Chrome For Android Comes Out Of Beta
Google just announced that its Chrome for Android browser is now out of beta and available for download on Google Play. This new version, with the memorable version number of 18.0.1025123, marks the f...
11:11 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Confirmed: NY Times Is Launching A Site In China Tomorrow, With No Paywall
Earlier today we posted a story about what appeared to be a new direction for the New York Times: a Chinese-language news site, and a blogging account with Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitte...
11:08 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Sprints Delayed Galaxy S III Will Be Available On July 1: 16GB For $199, 32GB for $249
Sprint's version of the Galaxy S III has been a bit delayed due to some supply shortages, but the carrier has just confirmed that the Galaxy S III will be available in store on July 1. Pre-orders for ...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch These Are The Top Five Features Of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Today Google announced the latest version of its mobile operating system: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It's an incremental upgrade — a number of valuable features have been added, but there's no real...
10:38 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Glass Explorer Edition Available For Pre-Order At Google IO, $1500 And Shipping Next Year
Google Glass is real and will soon be shipping. Sergey Brin just took the stage at Google I/O, won the Internet with an amazing skydiving demo of the device and then announced that Google Glass is ava...
10:38 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Glass Explorer Edition Available For Pre-Order At Google IO, $1,500 And Shipping Next Year
Google Glass is real and will soon be shipping. Sergey Brin just took the stage at Google I/O, won the Internet with an amazing skydiving demo of the device and then announced that Google Glass is ava...
10:09 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Wins The Internet With A Live Skydiving Demo Of Google Glass
Well, that was unexpected. Google's Sergey Brin just stepped on stage at Moscone West to deliver a demo of Google Glass, and it involves a Google+ hangout conducted via their connected eyewear. O...
10:09 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Wins The Internet With A Live Skydiving Demo Of Google Glass (Now With Video!)
Well, that was unexpected. Google's Sergey Brin just stepped on stage at Moscone West to deliver a demo of Google Glass, and it involves a Google+ hangout conducted via their connected eyewear. O...
09:54 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Now Has A Tablet Version, Events, 250M Users, 75M Daily, More Mobile Than Desktop
Today at Google I/O Google announced it has 250 million total users, 175 million monthly users, and 75 million daily users. It released an Android tablet version too, and an iPad version is coming soo...
09:31 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Adds Movie Purchases, TV Shows, And Magazines To Google Play
The Google Play store already had thousands of movies for rental, as well as millions of songs from major labels available for purchase. It also had a pretty extensive collection of e-books -- the lar...
09:22 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Now: Real-Time Updates And Notifications For Android
Android users are about to get access to real-time notifications and data through a cool-looking new feature called Google Now. It's part of the new features in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean unveiled this ...
09:22 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Now: Contextual Results With Real-Time Reminders And Data
Android users are about to get access to real-time notifications and data through a cool-looking new feature called Google Now. It's one of the new features in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean unveiled this mor...
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Play: 600K Apps, 1.5B Installs Per Month, 20B Total, Now With Smart App Updates, Encryption, TV, Magazines
Today at Google I/O, Google announced Smart App Updates for mobile so users only have download changes to an APK, not an entire app over again to update. Smart App Updates are just 1/3 the size of a n...
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Play: 600K Apps, 1.5B Installs Per Month, 20B Total, Now With Byte-Sized Smart App Updates
Today at Google I/O, Google announced Smart App Updates for mobile so users only have download changes to an APK, not an entire app over again to update. Smart App Updates are just 1/3 the size of a n...
09:02 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch OK, This Is Awesome: Gilt Tastes iPad App Has A Touch-Free Recipe Mode To Keep Screens Clean
When Gilt Groupe first reached out to tell TechCrunch about their brand new iPad app for their Gilt Taste vertical, we were suitably skeptical over whether it was really necessary that we cover it. Gi...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch NPD: 70% Of Consumers Now Watch TV On Non-TV Devices; PCs Reign Supreme
Some well-timed research out from NPD, just in time for Google gearing up for its I/O event, where it is announcing news about Google TV, new wireless devices and Android. The researchers say that TV ...
08:45 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Android Reaches 400 Million Device Activations, Adds 1 Million Per Day
Some big numbers for Google's Android platform out of the company's developer conference today in San Francisco: Android has seen 400 million device activations and is adding 1 million per day. That's...
08:42 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Revealed At Google IO: Project Butter, Improved Voice Typing, And More
Google I/O just kicked off at Moscone West in San Francisco, and it wasnt long at all before Google's Hugo Barra steered topic of conversation turned to the latest version of Googles mobile operating ...
08:42 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Revealed At Google IO: Project Butter, Improved Search, And More
Google I/O just kicked off at Moscone West in San Francisco, and it wasnt long at all before Google's Hugo Barra pulled the curtains back on the latest version of Googles mobile operating system: Andr...
08:35 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Live Blog: Google IO Keynote (Day One)
Google is kicking off its annual Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco with its traditional keynote. Even though I/O is mostly a developer event, with many in-depth technical discussions sc...
08:26 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Nexus 7 Fully Revealed: Tegra 3, 7-Inch IPS Display, $199 For 8GB, $249 For 16GB
And like that, Google is officially in the tablet hardware business. Google is mere minutes away from kicking off it's yearly I/O conference and perhaps the biggest news of the show, the announcement ...
08:20 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google To Take On Sonos With Its First [email protected] Product, The Nexus Q
Google is getting into the hardware game, and not just with its purchase of handset and set-top box maker Motorola. The company is announcing today the launch of its first [email protected] product, the N...
08:09 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Heres The First Pic Of The Nexus 7, Googles Answer To The Kindle Fire And The iPad
Hello, bezel.Google is set to kick off it's yearly developer's conference in less than 30 minutes. Big things are expected including the announcement of Google's long-rumored Nexus tablet. Well, here ...
08:03 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Location-Based Shopping App Shopkick Partners With MasterCard On Rewards Program
Mobile shopping appshopkickis announcing a partnership with MasterCard today which will allow cardholders to earn "kicks" (shopkicks' in-app rewards) by linking their card with shopkick's Buy & Co...
07:34 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Iain MacDonald Of SkillPages [TCTV]
Skillpages is 'one place on the web' to find skilled people. The idea is that you find people who can do jobs for you that you share a mutual friend with, or perhaps worked at the same company or went...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Clipix Wants To Be A Pinterest For The Real World
Does the world really need another visual bookmarking service? After all, we already have Pinterest and all of its clones. Clipix, however, believes that it has found a way to differentiate itself fro...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Rafter Scoops Up HubEdu To Help It Challenge The Textbook Industry
Rafter, a new edtech company formed from the rebranding of popular textbook rental service (and Chegg competitor) BookRenter, announced its first-ever strategic acquisition this morning. The lucky acq...
07:22 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Payments Startup Kuapay Grabs $4 Million Investment, Readies Global Expansion
Well, it appears to be mobile payments day here at TechCrunch. When it rains, it pours, right? Another announcement hitting the wires today comes from global mobile payments startup Kuapay, which has ...
07:02 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Can The Bizzabo App Crack The Messy Conference Networking Problem? Maybe.
A number of companies have tried to crack the problem of having an app at a business conference which allows you to connect to the people around you, see the agenda and make business connections. So i...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch With New Inbox Feature, Asana Is Looking More Like That Email Slayer Were All Longing For
Email. Everybody hates it but no tech company has figured out how to replace its old post-office metaphor with something more intuitive for the modern world. But Asana, the high-profile task managemen...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator Alum Citus Data Wants To Make Scalable Data Analytics Accessible To Anyone
As companies from small startups to large enterprise continue to generate an ever-increasing amount of data, the demand for affordable and scalable databases also increases. Typically, this market has...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch The Google Nexus Tablet: The Top 6 Must-Have Features
Google I/O is nearly upon us, and all signs point to Google revealing a tablet later today. The device leaked and then over the last few hours several high-level sources confirmed the device's existen...
06:14 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Social Fitness Tracker Endomondo Hits 10 Million Users, Tracks 250K Workouts Each Day
Fitness tracking service Endomondo first launched back in 2008, and it seems they haven't stopped picking up steam since then. The team has just announced on the company's official blog that their ser...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Square Card Reader App Gets Top-Requested Feature: Admin Accounts & Permissions
Today, mobile payments startupSquareis rolling out what the company says is the most heavily-requested feature by its merchants to date: user permissions. What this means is that business owners will ...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch More Mobile Wallets Incoming: Placecast Launches White Label ShopAlerts Wallet
We've seen some notable developments around mobile payments that turn handsets effectively into credit cards, credit card processors, reward point aggregators, and more. A new product out today could ...
05:34 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Revel Systems Debuts An iPad Point-Of-Sale In A Box
RevelSystems, an iPad point-of-sale company backed by $3.7 million in funding, is today introducing a new hardware product designed to take the place of an Ethernet router. The "Revel Router," as the ...
05:03 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Greek Headquarters Attacked By Arsonists
[Insert distasteful joke here regarding Windows Phone 7 lack of upgrade path to WinPhone 8] Athens saw daylight a little earlier than normal today. At approximately 4:45 AM local time, arsonists ramme...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Software Is Feeding The World: Agriculture Startup Solum Raises $17M Led by Andreessen Horowitz
Solum, a startup building tools for a more data-driven approach to agriculture, has raised $17 million in Series B funding.The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, and partner John O'Farrell will be ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Airbnb Redesigns And Introduces Wish Lists To Make Curating And Discovering New Destinations A Breeze
As the premier spot online for listing and booking short-term housing accommodations, Airbnb has already seen huge growth since being founded in 2008. It announced just last week that it had hit 10 mi...
04:55 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch T3Media Opens Up Its Media Licensing Platform, Letting Anyone Sell Photos Or Videos Online
Nowadays nearly everyone has a mobile device with a video and still camera on it, and nearly everyone puts the best of that media to the Internet, whether it be to post photos to Flickr or Facebook, o...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Talent Agency Big Frame Raises $3 Million To Discover The Next Wave Of YouTube Stars
Last July, a new talent agency called Big Frame emerged to help YouTube stars increase their audiences and better monetize the videos that they were creating, and quickly signed up some of the most-wa...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Video Company Big Frame Raises $3 Million To Discover The Next Wave Of YouTube Stars
Last July, a new talent agency called Big Frame emerged to help YouTube stars increase their audiences and better monetize the videos that they were creating, and quickly signed up some of the most-wa...
04:17 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch NYTimes: All The News Thats Fit To Post (And Tweet) In China? Chinese Site, Weibo Account Spotted
Looks like The New York Times' groundbreaking, paywalled deal with Flipboardwas yesterday's news: today comes another development for the Grey Lady and how she is working hard to leverage social media...
04:17 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch NYTimes: All The News Thats Fit To Post (And Tweet) In China? NYT Chinese Site, Weibo Account Spotted
Looks like The New York Times' groundbreaking, paywalled deal with Flipboardwas yesterday's news: today comes another development for the Grey Lady and how she is working hard to leverage social media...
04:06 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Calling All iPhoneographers Foap Wants To Get You Paid
Did you know that the word iPhoneographyhas its own Wikipedia entry? Me neither (look quick before it gets deleted).It's the art of creating photos with an Apple iPhone, apparently -- a phenomenon tha...
04:04 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Behind The Scenes: The Making Of Googles Jelly Bean Android Statue
As is customary, Google has erected a giant statue earlier today on the grounds of its Mountain View headquarters that represents the latest version of Android: version 4.1 Jelly Bean, which is expect...
03:52 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Former DailyCandy CEO Launches Link Management Startup LinkSmart, Raises $4.7M
You may not think much about the links that punctuate nearly every piece of online content (including this one), but Pete Sheinbaum, the founder and CEO of a new startup called LinkSmart, says they pr...
02:40 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch General Assembly: Big Data, Cloud Services On The Curriculum As Tech Ed Startup Opens London Branch
General Assembly, the New York-based education startup that offers classes and mingling space to tech developers and entrepreneurs, today officially opens its doors on its new London campus -- marking...
02:40 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch General Assembly: Big Data On The Curriculum As Tech Ed Startup Opens London Branch
General Assembly, the New York-based education startup that offers classes and mingling space to tech developers and entrepreneurs, today officially opens its doors on its new London campus -- marking...
02:18 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Ask.fm Claims Its Overtaken Q&A Giant Formspring Whats Going On Here?
After Formspring's recent pivot away from the personal end of the social Q&A space, you'd be forgiven for thinking that there's little growth left in this narcissistic of all mediums. But if Europ...
02:06 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Messenger eBuddy Appoints New COO As It Aims To Cash In On Growth
In a bid to capitalise on what it says is a period of "accelerated growth", eBuddy, the Dutch web and mobile messaging company, has appointed Sytse Zuidema as its new Chief Operations Officer, where h...
01:56 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Strategy Analytics: Apple Has Shipped 250M iPhones, Made $150B In Revenues In The Past 5 Years
We know that Apple has been making a killing from the iPhone, with the device reigning as the single-most popular smartphone in a number of markets -- despite Android-based handsets collectively havin...
01:20 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Psykosoft Secures $500k Seed Capital To Build Out Psykopaints Zynga-Lke Art Sites
Last year I saw an amazing demonstration. Psykopaint was a web app, but no ordinary web app. This was an incredible photo-editing site which allowed users to turn their photos into "painted" works of ...
01:20 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Psykosoft Secures $500k Seed Capital To Build Out Psykopaints Zynga-Like Art Sites
Last year I saw an amazing demonstration. Psykopaint was a web app, but no ordinary web app. This was an incredible photo-editing site which allowed users to turn their photos into "painted" works of ...
01:07 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch MineralTree Grabs $6.3M To Give SMBs A Secure Alternative To Online Banking
Gartner estimates that more than 10 percent of small businesses have been the victim of theft and/or fraud, with losses totaling more than $2 billion. That's because small businesses are more or less...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Online Video Platform Provider Kaltura Nabs Groupon Deal, Also Announces European Expansion
Video platform provider Kaltura might pitch itself as providing an open-source video distribution offering, which would allow anyone to build their own enterprise video site for free. But increasingly...
09:39 am GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch KitApps Launches A Mobile App Wizard To Simplify DIY App Development
It's a familiar scenario for small business owners: You want your business to have a mobile presence, ideally native on Android and iOS, but you don't want to pay a developer an armload to build that ...
08:06 am GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With The Newly Revamped Snip.it: Where Pinterest Meets News, And So Much More
They really are doing face-lifts younger and younger these days. It was just eight months ago in October 2011 when we first met Snip.it, a San Francisco-based startup that has created a web applicatio...
06:03 am GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Hover For A Rec: Google Updates +1 Button To Show Related Content On Your Website
Well it looks like Google just can't wait for the start of its Developer Conference tomorrow to begin sharing news. It's been a while since we've seen any development of the company's now ubiquitous "...
05:20 am GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch The Latest Project From Siri-Creator SRI: Lola, An Intelligent Banking Assistant
I just got out of a meeting at SRI International, where representatives from both SRI and international banking group BBVA showed off something they've been working on for the past couple of years.Cur...
03:18 am GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Amidst Yammers & Asanas, YC Alum Siasto Finds Revenue By Streamlining Business Collaboration
Forget Yammer, forget Asana. In April, Y Combinator grad Siasto launched a streamlined project management solution for teams and small businesses that syncs with Google Apps and allows users to create...
01:33 am GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch A New Chapter For Yahoo Music: A Deal With Spotify, Replacing Rhapsody
Here's an interesting twist for Yahoo, the beleaguered internet company, and Spotify, the upstart streaming music service that is taking the market by storm: today the two have announced a global deal...
12:18 am GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch This Extended Galaxy S III Ad Will Pull On Your Technological Heart Strings
The Samsung Galaxy S III is the phone you've been waiting for (per our review), and you may be waiting a bit longer due to some slight shortages on GSIII supply, but luckily this extended version of t...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, June 27, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Clever Launches A Twilio For Educational Data
We're all a bit tired of the "X is Twilio for Y" brand of analogies (though it's refreshing to see more of Twilio in this equation than Airbnb these days), but if ever there were an industry in need o...
11:59 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Pew: 17% Of U.S. Cell Phone Users Now Mostly Use Their Phones To Go Online
For most of us, our cell phones are now a convenient way to get online while we're on the go (or on the couch). According to a new report by the Pew Internet & American Life project, however, 17% ...
11:39 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Wall Street Winces At Zynga Event As Shares Tumble Nearly 5%
It's been a super tough few months for Zynga and internal morale at the company. After Facebook's lackluster IPO and the lock-up period for employees broke, Zynga shares have slipped more than 30 perc...
11:07 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch This Fanless Heatsink Is The Next Generation In CPU Cooling
CPU fans have a certain steampunkian quality to them. They're loud, annoying, and collect all sorts of debris as they run, whirring endlessly and eventually failing. This new heatsink - more like an i...
10:47 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Reaches 22 Million Daily Active Users On Mobile, Announces Partners Program
Zynga's chief mobile officer David Ko said that the company has reached 22 million daily active users on mobile. If you consider that Zynga has about 53 million daily active users on Facebook, it's a ...
10:22 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch The Secret To Apples High Retail Sales? People, People, And People
The inimitable Horace Dediu has run the numbers and it's clear: Apple is great at retail and, over the past five years, the company created 35,852 retail jobs. NYT hit pieces notwithstanding, it's cle...
10:15 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Boosts Support For Synchronous Multiplayer Mode In Several Games
Zynga said it is boosting support for synchronous multiplayer tournaments in its games. The company's starting with its recent arcade title Bubble Safari, which is a Match 3-type puzzle game where pla...
10:03 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Quietly Releases Their Standalone Podcasts App Ahead Of iOS 6
It wasnt long after the iOS 6 developer beta first started hitting devices that people started noticing something peculiar about its iTunes app the iTunes U, Audiobooks, and Podcast sections had disa...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Network Adds Social Lobby For Users To Play Across All Devices: Zynga With Friends
Big news out of Zynga HQ. The company is building what it calls a "social lobby" for all players to meet and play across all social networks and platforms. What this appears to mean is that you'll be ...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Launches Cross-Platform Zynga With Friends, Multiplayer, New Chat Features, And More Games
Big news out of Zynga HQ today. The company is launching what it calls a "social lobby" for all players to meet and play across all social networks and platforms, broadly called the "Zynga With Friend...
09:56 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Plans Game Launches, Shares A Minute Of Vanity Metrics First: 64k Words, 140k Total Turns, Etc.
We're here at Zynga's big press event today at the company's headquarters in San Francisco. Mark Pincus is on stage, sharing a few new stats about the company -- with more news to come about game laun...
09:47 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Wanted: Charlotte Sponsors For The TC Southeast Mini Meetup Tour
The TC Southeast Mini Meetup Tour is mere weeks away, and we're in the final stages of preparation. This is set to be our biggest meetup tour yet, hitting five cities over the course of a week, and wi...
09:47 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Celtra Revamps Its Mobile AdCreator With 70+ New Features
Celtra, which offers tools for creating rich media mobile ads, is launching version 3 of its AdCreator today. Co-founder and Chief Product Officer Matevz Klanjsek claims this isn't just an incremental...
09:40 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Now Everyone Can Make Marketing Videos: PowToon Launches DIY Presentation Tool
We're so over PowerPoint presentations, right? Well, that's the common refrain, at least. And we haven't even been super-enthused about the new-fangled PowerPoint alternatives in a while - not since c...
09:28 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Anybots Names Former Cisco Exec David Rogan CEO, Company Enters Into Rebuild Mode
It's a time of transition for Anybots, the 11-year-old Silicon Valley company which makes remote-controlled robots that are meant to serve as "mobile telepresence systems." Trevor Blackwell, who serve...
09:13 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Pulse Adds Premium Subscriptions, Launches Innovative Partnership With WSJ
Yesterday, we heard that the New York Times was partnering with Flipboard to make its content available to its own paying customers on a new platform. Today, Flipboard competitor Pulse is launching it...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch To Speed Up The Web, EdgeCast Has Added Google PageSpeed Technology To Its CDN
EdgeCast Networks has quietly emerged as a major competitor in the content delivery network (CDN) market, signing up big ISPs as partners and giving industry heavyweights Akamai and Limelight a run fo...
08:36 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Jirafe Grabs $7M From Foundry, FirstMark To Bring Better Analytics To eCommerce
Founded in 2010, New York City-based startup Jirafe set out with a simple mission: Help eCommerce store managers turn their digital storefronts into viable, thriving businesses. To do so, in the long ...
08:35 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Chartbeats New Heads Up Display Shows Stats Right On A Publishers Website
Following a big redesign of the Chartbeat's real-time analytics service, CEO Tony Haile says the company has returned its attention to providing features that are specifically useful for online publis...
08:34 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Traxpay Takes $4M From Earlybird, Wants To Be The PayPal Of B2B Online Payments
The online and mobile payments markets have seen a number of disruptions -- from slashing fees for processing to turning mobile handsets into card processing devices -- but many of those efforts have ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Home Swapping Startup CasaHop Raises $1.2 Million From First Round, Lerer Ventures, Betaworks, And Others
New York City-based CasaHop aims to be the go-to place for home swapping on the web, and it's signed up a pretty impressive lineup of investors. The company just raised a $1.2 million seed round led b...
07:16 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Childrens Stories App MeMeTales Comes To Android, Offers Free Books All Summer
MeMeTales, a super-cute (and guilt-free!) children's books application arrives on Android today, following its iOS release and public debut at 500 Startups' demo day last October.Originallyfrom Seattl...
07:09 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Louis C.K. Sells Show Tickets On His Own Website
Comedian Louis C.K. is using the Internet to his advantage by selling tickets to his upcoming shows online, cutting out the ticket sales systems entirely. He's also implementing a system to cancel sca...
07:07 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Nook Tablets And Nook Color Get Graphic Novels From DC, New Zoom View Feature
Owners of the Nook Tablet and Nook Color (plus Android tablets with the Nook app) will now be able to catch up on the adventures of Superman, Batman, Sandman, and other characters published by DC Ente...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Video Sharing Startup Klip Launches Its Best-Looking App Yet On Android Devices
Klip is one of those mobile video-sharing apps -- you know, the ones that let you take a video with your phone and upload it to an app to share it with people who have the app. And then, if it's reall...
06:52 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch The Day After Its $1.2B Purchase By Microsoft, Yammer Goes Down
Murphy's Law -- or some jaded users might just call it Yammer's law: One day after Yammer announced that it got bought by Microsoft for $1.2 billion, the enterprise social networking site has gone dow...
06:52 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch The Day After Its $1.2B Purchase By Microsoft, Yammer Goes Down, And Up Again
Murphy's Law -- or some jaded users might just call it Yammer's law: One day after Yammer announced that it got bought by Microsoft for $1.2 billion, the enterprise social networking site has gone dow...
06:52 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch The Day After Its $1.2B Purchase By Microsoft, Yammer Goes Down [Updated]
Murphy's Law -- or some jaded users might just call it Yammer's law: One day after Yammer announced that it got bought by Microsoft for $1.2 billion, the enterprise social networking site went down. I...
06:09 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Gives In-Depth Tour Of Windows Phone 7.8s Supercharged Start Screen
Microsoft revealed Windows Phone 7.8 last week. The system update got a bit of stage time details were still a bit lite. The Windows Phone team posted the video above and it should clear up some confu...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch ZTE Aims For Apple, Samsung With Lofty 2012 Smartphone Sales Goal
ZTE isn't a name we hear a lot over in the States, but the company plans to change all that. Head of mobile strategy Ryu Chienhao claims that ZTE plans on selling 35 million smartphones this year, wit...
06:07 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Scott Harrison Of Charity:Water [TCTV]
Charity: Water has become something of a phenomenon in recent years. We spoke to founder Scott Harrison about the unusual amount of support he's gotten from the tech community, in part due to entrepre...
06:05 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch New Relic Now Tracks Fastest Apps & Industries, Lets You Compare Your Speed To The Competition
New Relic, one of a number of startups that have emerged in the last 5 years to address the costly, patchwork BS of old-school enterprise monitoring solutions, gives developers an easy, cloud-based wa...
06:04 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Payments Platform ZooZ Partners With MobiCart, Ready To Raise Series A
ZooZ, an in-app mobile payment system that supports credit cards, PayPal and carrier billing, just made a move that will introduce its service to 10,000 different merchants. The company is partnering ...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Firefox 14 For Android Graduates From Beta, We Go Hands-On
When Mozilla first pushed their latest beta version of Firefox into the Google Play Store last month, it raised a few eyebrows thanks to its dramatic redesign and its claims of "significant" performan...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Faster, Flash-Friendly Firefox 14 For Android Graduates From Beta
When Mozilla first pushed their latest beta version of Firefox into the Google Play Store last month, it raised a few eyebrows thanks to its dramatic redesign and its claims of "significant" performan...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Wallaby Combines All Your Credit Cards Into One, Makes Sure You Earn The Most Rewards
Wallaby, which is launching its beta today, reminds me a bit of banking startup Simple. Just like Simple automatically manages your finances for you and automatically shuffles your money between the m...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Clever bSafe Panic Alarm App Launches In US With Free Offer To New Yorkers
The market for 'panic alarm' apps on smartphones is littered with simple apps which just make a lot of noise if you get attacked but not much else. This is a mistake. Smartphones have cameras, microph...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Clever bSafe Panic Alarm App Launches In U.S. With Free Offer To New Yorkers
The market for 'panic alarm' apps on smartphones is littered with simple apps which just make a lot of noise if you get attacked, but not much else. This is a mistake.Smartphones have cameras, microph...
05:11 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Hidden Like Isnt Just Good For Mobile Developers, Its Good For Facebook
Last week'sannouncement from Facebookabout the new ability for app developers to integrate a hidden, built-in "like" button in their mobile applications seemed to fly under the radar. Not that it wasn...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Huddle Takes Its Enterprise Collaboration Tech To Tablets With First-Ever iPad App
Huddle, the company that makes enterprise cloud collaboration software for the enterprise, this morning rolled out its first-ever native iPad app. Huddle for iPad has the features you've probably come...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Brightcove Open Sources App Cloud, Bets Big On Dual-Screen Apps For Apple TV
It was just a year ago that video distribution specialist Brightcove announced it was entering a new market, with a cloud-based product for quickly building multiplatform mobile applications called Ap...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Hail A Fellow Human, Not A Taxi With SideCar The New P2P Uber
You need a ride, someone else has a car and could use the cash, SideCar is the app that will bring you together. New instant peer-to-peer rideshare-finding app SideCar turns anyone into an Uber driver...
04:24 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Vizio Announces The Co-Star, A $99 Google TV Box With OnLive Gaming Built In
Watch out, Sony, Vizio is chasing your tail. Just yesterday Sony revealed its latest Google TV hardware, a $199 remake of the company's first GTV products. And now today, Vizio took to the wires and a...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch With Half A Billion Video Recommendations Daily, Taboola Gets $10 Million From Marker
Over the last several years, Taboola has quietly emerged to offer video recommendations on a number of top publisher websites in the U.S. Now it's setting its sites on international growth and a whole...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Nara Wants To Build A Better Recommendation Platform, Starts With Restaurants And A $4 Million Series A Round
Nara is a small startup with big ambitions. The company, which is coming out of stealth mode today, aims to "automate, personalize and curate the Web." Nara's Boston-based team, which consists of a he...
03:56 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Kred Starts Offering Rewards So Maybe Youll Finally Give A Damn About Your Influence Score
Kred today launches "Rewards" so you can win discounts and product samples if you get retweeted and Liked enough. That doesn't mean you should TRY to get retweeted or Liked more, but now there's at le...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Science Makes Its First Acquisition: Pinpuff, A Klout For Pinterest That Measures Pinfluence
Science, the eight-month-old LA-based technology incubator / studio that brought us the Dollar Shave Club and most recently e-commerce site Uncovet, is making its first acquisition: it is buying Pinpu...
02:39 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Ela Madej Of Credictive [TCTV]
Credictive is out to show all the invisible people behind all the content you see online - perhaps it could be be called the platform for the "end credits" of the Internet? The YC-backed startup is he...
02:15 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Atomico VC Opens Tokyo Office Is The US Just Too Hot Right Now?
Atomico, the technology investment firm founded by Niklas Zennstrm (a co-founder of Skype) has been deploying its funds in Europe for some time now, and most recently Zennstrm was taking an interest i...
02:15 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Atomico VC Opens Tokyo Office Is The U.S. Just Too Hot Right Now?
Atomico, the technology investment firm founded by Niklas Zennstrm (a co-founder of Skype) has been deploying its funds in Europe for some time now, and most recently Zennstrm was taking an interest i...
02:11 pm GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch As Europe Bats Around ACTA, UK Proposes Rules For ISPs Policing Copyright Breaches
With Europe preparing for a big vote next week on ACTA, the sweeping online copyright and counterfeit trade treaty, today the UK regulator Ofcom set out a proposal for how large ISPs in this country (...
11:26 am GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Sujay Tyle Of Scopely [TCTV]
[tc_5min code="517398699"]Scopely will be a mobile social gaming company creating a platform for games developers to market their works. We spoke to the 18-year-old Sujay Tyle during the F.ounders co...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Google Ventures-Backed Cliqr Brings Old-School Business Apps To The Cloud
In all the talk of cloud computing, Cliqr Technologies CEO Gaurav Manglik says there's one area of enterprise technology that's been sitting out the transition business applications. The cloud has le...
07:39 am GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook, Google, And Other Tech Companies Show Off Their Gay Pride (Pics)
Pride got high tech this weekend as thousands of employees from Google, Facebook, Electronic Arts, Zynga, and more celebrated to support equal rights for everyone. Parades in San Francisco and New Yor...
07:20 am GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV: Interacts Anthony Coombs Talks About The Philly Tech Scene
Anthony Coombs is CEO of Interact and a passionate Philly tech booster who helped us gather a great group of people last week to our Mini Meet Up. I took him into a dark quiet corner to talk about his...
05:08 am GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Zendesk Brings Customer Support To 20K Businesses, Gets Localized In 11 Languages
Online customer service company Zendesk is announcing a new feature that could help its customers achieve their global ambitions.Specifically, Zendesk is announcing 11 fully localized versions of its ...
03:55 am GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Dylan Collins Of Fight My Monster [TCTV]
[tc_5min code="517398783"]Dylan Collins of Fight My Monster spoke to us as the recent F.ounders conference in New York to explain why he think Fight My Monster is becoming a hit with the 1.3 million y...
03:47 am GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Startup StrikeAd Raises Another $500K From SoftTech And Others
StrikeAd, a startup that helps advertisers and agencies manage their mobile campaigns, has raised another $500,000 in funding.The round is an addition to the $3 million Series A led by DFJ Esprit that...
03:26 am GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Memory Lane: Watch The Moment In 2008 When Yammer Launched As A Standalone Business
Like so many things that go on to have big success, Yammer, the enterprise social networking company that was just officially acquired by Microsoft for a cool $1.2 billion, had an inauspicious start. ...
03:21 am GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch If Everyone Got Their BBC Fix Through Netflix, Could It Wipe 80% Off BBC Worldwides Revenues?
The VoD service Netflix has been leading a charge for consumers to watch more on-demand, digital video -- with its service aggregating TV and film content from a number of media players now attracting...
03:20 am GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Instagrams New Explore Brings The Future Of Photo Discovery Into Focus
"Explore: photos taken nearby".Instagram may be looking to follow in Foursquare's footsteps andgive you more to do than just post and browse the main feedwith today's iOS app update that merges Popula...
02:49 am GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Jon maddog Hall Comes Out In Honor Of Alan Turings Birthday
A dozen years ago, when I went from techno-dilettante to technophile, one of my living heroes was Jon maddog Hall, the 61-year-old writer for Linux Magazine and an early proponent for free and open so...
01:31 am GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce Acquires TechStars And TechCrunch Disrupt Alum Thinkfuse
Thinkfuse, a Seattle-based startup that allows companies to send regular progress reports to managers, executives and other stakeholders, just announced that it has been acquired by Salesforce.com. Th...
01:12 am GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch You Wont Find Friends Nearby Anymore: Facebook Pulls Its Location-Aware Mobile App To Add New Friends
So much for that! Just as quietly and quickly as Facebook had put "Find Friends Nearby" online on Sunday, the service seems to be no longer there. A visit to the mobile web page is blank, and a click ...
01:03 am GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch More Evidence Shows Apple Store Search Changes (Including Some Sad Developers)
We now have more information about the changes to Apple's App Store search algorithm, thanks to a blog post from Ian Sefferman at MobileDevHQ.TechCrunch broke the news about the change on Saturday , b...
01:03 am GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch More Evidence Shows Apple App Store Search Changes (Including Some Sad Developers)
We now have more information about the changes to Apple's App Store search algorithm, thanks to a blog post from Ian Sefferman at MobileDevHQ.TechCrunch broke the news about the change on Saturday , b...
01:01 am GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Confirms They Wont Be Making Their Own Windows Phones
When Microsoft announced their intentions to jump into the hardware space with the unveiling of their new Surface tablet, the next logical question seemed to be whether or not the folks at Redmond wou...
12:36 am GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Hides Your Email Address Leaving Only @Facebook.com Visible. Undo This Poppycock Now
In an attempt to improve email address privacy, Facebook has screwed up big time in what seems like a self-serving attempt to increase usage of @facebook.com email addresses that direct to your Facebo...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Backup Box Makes Switching Between Cloud Storage Services Easy, Now Also Supports Google Drive
Chances are, you have quite a bit of data on your favorite cloud storage service by now. But with the recent changes in this space, especially with Google and Microsoft making a push to compete with s...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, June 26, 2012
Techcrunch Sheryl Sandberg, Facebooks Long-Time COO, Becomes First Woman On Its Board Of Directors
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's four-year chief operating officer, has a new role -- board member. She will have her own vote in all company matters, Facebook confirms. Board members of the public company...
10:57 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch T-Mobiles Galaxy Note Press Shots Leak Out, Expected On July 11
It's all but confirmed. We've seen plenty of evidence over the past few months, including an image of one, but today we've spotted some interesting new press shots of what appears to be T-Mobile's Sam...
10:50 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Infoaxes Flipora Passes 8M Registered Users, Adds Discovery Engine
A couple years ago, a few Stanford grad students and former Yahoo and Powerset data scientists got together and created a personal search history plug-in and engine called Infoaxe that would surface b...
10:42 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft: Bing Maps High-Res Imagery Will Cover All The U.S. And Europe By The End Of The Year
With Google and Apple making back-to-back announcements about their new mapping efforts in the last few weeks, Microsoft obviously felt a bit left out. Today, however, the company is launching its lar...
10:33 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Gmails iOS App Gets Full Notification Center Support, Stops Automatically Logging You Out
Googles Gmail for iOS app had a bit of a rough start when it first went live last year (and by rough start I mean it was pretty bad), and the search giant has been pushing out update after update sinc...
10:09 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch With $1.2 Billion Yammer Buy, Microsofts Social Enterprise Strategy Takes Shape
Microsoft just announced it has indeed acquired Yammer, the four-year-old social networking company for enterprises, for $1.2 billion in cash.The announcement confirms weeks of very credibly-sourced r...
09:20 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch TalkFavorites.me Is A Hyper-Local, Hyper-Objective Reviews Engine
While the name may be a bit unruly, TalkFavorites.me is a rating system for the best stuff near you. There are no reviews to AstroTurf, no business details to mess up, and no horribly-written screeds ...
09:07 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Google: More Than 500 School Districts In The U.S. And Europe Now Use Chromebooks
It seems like schools are the one market where Google is having some success with its Chromebook initiative. Today, the company announced that there are now 500 school districts in the U.S. and Europe...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Rentobo Helps Landlords Fill Apartments Without All The Messy Paperwork
Looked for an apartment lately? It sucked, right? You showed up and you had to fill out an application and submit all sorts of stupid paperwork -- credit check, proof of employment, utility invoice (a...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Berkeley Study: For MBAs, Happiness Isnt About the Money
"Well after the point that Facebook's valuation passed $1B, Mark still lived in a small, crappy apartment and slept on a mattress on the floor. All he really cared about was work and he spent most of ...
08:02 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Box Brings Its OneCloud Platform To Android With 50 Apps
Back when Box launched its OneCloud platform for enterprise mobile apps back in March, VP of Platform Engineering Chris Yeh says that virtually all of the user comments boiled down to a single questio...
07:48 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Habbo Hotel Kids Social Network Reopens For Business Post Pedophile Scandal: Spain, Brazil, Finland First Up
Habbo Hotel, the under-21 social networking site that was forced to close down earlier this month after it was revealed that people were using it to send sexual and other illicit messages to underage ...
07:42 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Leaked Slide Sheds New Light On RIMs First BlackBerry 10 Devices
To say that RIM has a lot riding on their new BlackBerry 10 platform is a hell of an understatement, but to date the company has generally kept quiet on what consumers can expect from their first Blac...
07:36 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch A Snapshot of The Android and iOS Market in China Through One Big Developers Eyes
The rst quarter of 2012 saw smartphone shipments to China surpassshipments to the U.S. for the rst time, but which devices are people in China actually using? We take a look, using data about Chinese ...
07:24 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch How AOL Squandered WinAmp
It's always nice to plop down to a big bowl of hot dog food and read about how the company you work for (ostensibly and/or on paper) squandered one of the most recognizable brands in PC history. As yo...
07:08 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II To Get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Update On June 26
After a moment of brief availability on Samsung's Kies desktop software, AT&T recently pulled the Android 4.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy S II. But it would appear that the dark days are over, a...
07:05 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Pintics Founders Create ShopInterest, A Shopify For Pinterest
The same guys who built the Pinterest analytics service Pintics spent the weekend at the AngelHack Hackathon in Palo Alto working on another Pinterest-related project. This time around, the result is ...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Cannon.fm Launches Local Music Streaming Radio App
In an attempt to watch their development, I've been keeping tabs on a small Columbus OH startup called Cannon.fm. I first talked with them several weeks ago before their product launch, and have been ...
06:08 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Need An Intro? Greylock-Backed Cloze Rates Your Connections
Not all social network connections are created equal. My networks on Facebook and LinkedIn certainly include plenty of real friends and colleagues, but they're mixed in with people I met once at a con...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch FastPay Raises $25M To Tackle Digital Media Cash Flow
FastPay, a startup offering credit lines to digital media companies, says it has raised $25 million in new funding.That may sound like a weirdly specific business model, but founder and CEO Jed Simon ...
05:52 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch McAfee: Sneaky Teens Surf On PCs More Than Mobile, Facebook Rules Over All Other Social Networks
Going mobile may be the mantra for a lot of tech companies these days, but if they're in the business of targeting teenagers with their services, perhaps they should think twice: over 37 percent of te...
05:38 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Despite Short Supply, Samsung Predicts Over 10 Million Galaxy S III Sales In July
Despite the fact that the Galaxy S III supply is rather low at the moment, Samsung's mobile boss JK Shin predicts that Galaxy S III sales will exceed 10 million in July. Neither the Samsung Galaxy S I...
04:31 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Google Offers And Boingo Bring Free WiFi To Manhattan This Summer
In a world where limits go down and pricing goes up, there's nothing better than free connectivity. Boingo Wireless, in collaboration with Google Offers, is bringing free WiFi to over 200 locations in...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Torrid Rate of Growth for Digital Health Funding
After investments in digital health doubled from 2009 to 2011, the torrid pace of growth has continued in the first half of 2012. Rock Health's founder Halle Tecco stated why they released a report at...
03:32 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Opinsy Launches Beta To Create The Opinion Graph
Ankur Shah was a co-founder of the Techlightenment company which was acquired by Experian, the credit reporting service. But he's now onto new and interesting things. That project now breaks cover as ...
01:28 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch LoveYourLarder Serves Up Revenue Share To Food Bloggers And Recipe Sites
LoveYourLarder, which wants to be the UK "Etsy for foodies", has launched a revenue share scheme for publishers so that they can earn money by linking to relevant products, thus supporting the smaller...
01:16 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch In War Its Ongoing War With NetFlix, Amazons Lovefilm Signs 20th Century Fox Deal
Amazon-owned Lovefilm, which competes with Netflix in the UK, has signed a multi-year content deal with Twentieth Century Fox giving Lovefilm's UK members streaming access to recent and forthcoming mo...
01:16 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch In Its Ongoing War With Netflix, Amazons Lovefilm Signs 20th Century Fox Deal
Amazon-owned Lovefilm, which competes with Netflix in the UK, has signed a multi-year content deal with Twentieth Century Fox, giving Lovefilm's UK members streaming access to recent and forthcoming m...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch HeyWire Launches BNDWGN, A Private Social Messaging App Built Around Your Interests
BNDWGN, a new app from the makers of free texting serviceHeyWire, is launching what's being called a "content messenger" service. The app is a combination of private friend-to-friend(s) chat and socia...
11:52 am GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Flipboard Expands Its Monetization Options To Paywall. Welcome To The Future Old Media Assholes.
Fuckers I am so sick of reporting on incremental tech news for fucking two years now, so sick I'm pretty much considering reverting fulltime to fashion coverage (Don't believe me? Well, how amazing an...
11:52 am GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Flipboard Expands Its Monetization Options To Paywall. Welcome To The Future, Old Media Assholes.
Fuckers I am so sick of reporting on incremental tech news for fucking two years now, so sick I'm pretty much considering reverting full-time to fashion coverage (Don't believe me? Well, how amazing a...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Make A Three-Minute Call, Help Develop A Test For Parkinsons Based On Voice Recognition
At TEDx Edinburgh today, the BBC reports, mathematician Max Little today launched a new project that uses a speaker's voice to help diagnose Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's, which is a devastating pr...
05:08 am GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch The Anatomy Of A Pass, A Quantitative Analysis On Why A VC Passes
It is an exciting time for early stage technology company building and venture capital. Despite some early bumps in Facebooks recent IPO (my thoughts here), we are seeing something of a return in the ...
02:35 am GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Thumbnails On Firefoxs New Tab Page Could Expose Your Private Data, Fix Coming Soon
Mozilla's Firefox 13 launched earlier this month and the latest version of the popular browser introduced a number of new features, including support for Google's SPDY protocol and a new homescreen an...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Autism Expressed Helps Autistic Children Learn About The Internet
The internet is an incredibly powerful tool, but it's also a very dangerous place. Because of this, children with autism and other disabilities often can't leverage the power of the web, which is a pl...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Inside Upwest Labs, The Startup Accelerator That Brings Israel To Silicon Valley [TCTV]
There is certainly no shortage of startup incubators and accelerators these days, but Silicon Valley's Upwest Labs is doing something especially unique. Upwest, which got off the ground in January, fo...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, June 25, 2012
Techcrunch Fit Of Passion Lets You Buy Jeans Online That Fit
Back at the Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt New York this year, we discovered an awesome Israel-based startup called Brayola, which uses bras that ladies already own to help them find perfect-fitt...
11:38 pm GMT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Techcrunch Whatever Happened to Googles [email protected]?
With just a few days to go before Google's annual I/O developer conference kicks off on Wednesday, it's time to take a look back at last year's event. Besides announcing Ice Cream Sandwich, Google Mus...
10:36 pm GMT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Techcrunch What Los Angeles Accelerators Want: Startups That Make Money Right Away
When asked what is the biggest difference between Los Angeles and Silicon Valley accelerators, five from LA told me they're more focused on startups that don't take years to start monetizing. Leaders ...
08:53 pm GMT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Techcrunch Doing Deals In China
If youre in business, you cant ignore China. The economy is booming and it is the manufacturing capital of the world. In the last six years as founder and CEO of Kogan, Ive travelled to China countles...
05:35 pm GMT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Xperia Ion Review: Punching Above Its Weight Class
Its been a long time since Sony released a smartphone in the U.S. market that had a chance of hitting it off with customers too many of their recent releases have either been meant for niche markets ...
01:08 pm GMT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Techcrunch Friendshake: Facebooks New Mobile Feature For Finding People Nearby (And A Highlight Killer?)
Facebook has created a new feature that lets users find friends and potential friends nearby. Called "Friendshake" (for now), it's another step in Facebook furthering its reach into mobile, and creati...
01:08 pm GMT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Techcrunch Find Friends Nearby: Facebooks New Mobile Feature For Finding People Around You [Updated]
Facebook has created a new feature that lets users find friends and potential friends nearby. CurrentlyInitially called "Friendshake" and also accessible through a URL that is the abbreviation of "fin...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Techcrunch Supreme Court Decision On Obamacare Has Little Relevance To Healthcare Disrupters
When Im not writing for TechCrunch, my day job is working with healthcare providers the disruptive innovators who are reinventing healthcare and slaying the healthcare cost beast as a byproduct. In so...
09:00 am GMT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Techcrunch The Next Secrets Of The Web
Right now, someone is tinkering with a billion dollar secret -- they just dont know it yet. What people arent telling you, Peter Thiel taught his class at Stanford, can very often give you great insig...
07:12 am GMT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Techcrunch Why Facebook Is Folding On Credits And Doubling Down On Payments
In a surprising move this week, with just a short post on their Developer Blog, Facebook has ended their three-year experi ment with the virtual currency of Facebook Credits.Credits will be phased out...
05:04 am GMT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Techcrunch Domos Josh James: Were Making Every Employee Embrace Social Media, And Its Paying Off
Back in May, Josh James, the co-founder of analytics company Omniture and now CEO of business intelligence startup Domo, announced an eyebrow-raising idea: He was kicking off an eight-week initiative ...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Techcrunch The Stupid Rise Of The Subscription Condom Startup
I love me some subscription commerce. Whether it be getting new underwear sent to me in the mail, or having someone pick out shirts for me, I love the idea of paying a flat fee and having shit just sh...
01:30 am GMT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Techcrunch Why Are Startups Flocking To SF? Theres No More Room In Silicon Valley
A lot has been written about the real estate turf war between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Most point out that many of the developers these companies target live in the city. The nightlife, walka...
12:57 am GMT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Techcrunch The Knut Is A Web-Enabled Monitor For Everything
If you're headed away this summer, leave the Knut behind to keep and eye on things. This small, Wi-Fi-capable widget can transmit various measurements to your iPhone anywhere in the world.The Knut is ...
12:16 am GMT - Sun, June 24, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Chomps At App Store Search? Developers See Shift In Search Results
Apple made some significant changes to the search algorithm in the App Store, at least according to some app developers. If you're a developer or publisher counting on a well-chosen name to help with ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Send In the Clones
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor found plenty to write home about in Microsoft's Surface tablets and Windows 8 rewrite of the Windows plat...
07:39 pm GMT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Techcrunch Todays Google Doodle Is An Actual Turing Machine
Today's Google Doodle is a working Turing machine that contains six puzzles. Sophia Foster-Dimino on Google's Doodle team built the app in honor of Alan Turing's 100th birthday.What's a Turing machine...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Techcrunch How To Get 100,000 Facebook Likes For Your Blog Fan Page
I wanted to have 100,000 Facebook fans for my blog. I dont have a product to sell. Im not trying to get advertisers on my blog. Im not even trying to get more speaking gigs because of my blog. But I b...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Techcrunch Laocon
Suppose you dropped your phone -- a real fall, like from the second story -- and it broke. You're picking up the pieces, cursing and trying to think of the last time you backed up your contacts, when ...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Techcrunch Only Messi Can Save Us Now
What's wrong with this picture? It's 2012, cheap broadband is ubiquitous in the developed world, and TV still isn't dead. In fact it's thriving. Sure, for the first time ever, Nielsen says more people...
12:06 pm GMT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Techcrunch Was I Too Hard On Klouts Joe Fernandez?
I like Joe Fernandez a lot, more than I like most people. He's a true entrepreneur and badass, asking specifically to be onstage with me at LeWebLondon because he knew that I had serious misgivings ab...
09:00 am GMT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Techcrunch Pharmas Huge Threat (and Opportunity): mRx
It was only a matter of time before healthcare providers would start prescribing mHealth apps as soon as they proved to be as or more effective than prescription drugs. Happtique, a mobile health appl...
07:06 am GMT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Techcrunch After Surviving The Shark Tank, Unikey Technologies Raises $1.1M In Equity Funding
Unikey Technologies, a company made known by ABC's Shark Tank, is raising $1.1M through a private offering according to an SEC filing. This would add additional non-debt funds to the company's coffers...
07:06 am GMT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Techcrunch After Surviving ABCs Shark Tank, Unikey Technologies Raises $1.1M For Smartphone Door Keys
Unikey Technologies, a company made known by ABC's Shark Tank, has raised $1.1 million according to an SEC filing. This would add additional non-debt funds to the company's funding, which also include...
03:58 am GMT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Recruits Apple Software And Hardware UI Leader Chris Weeldreyer To Its (Smartphone?) Product Team
Facebook is finally working closely with Apple -- on iOS 6 -- but it's also hiring away some of its design talent. The latest is Chris Weeldreyer, who has just left his position as a user interface de...
03:58 am GMT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Recruits Apple Software And Hardware UI Leader Chris Weeldreyer To Its (Smartphone?) Mobile Product Team
Facebook is finally working closely with Apple -- on iOS 6 -- but it's also hiring away some of its design talent. The latest is Chris Weeldreyer, who has just left his position as a user interface de...
03:50 am GMT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Techcrunch Private Facebook Data Powering Ads Outside Of Facebook Is The World Ready?
Because investors sure are. Facebook's share price jumped up 3.8% to $33.05 today on news that it's now showing its ads on Zynga.com in a revenue sharing partnership. Most amazingly, neither the press...
03:34 am GMT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Techcrunch Apartment Search Engine PadMapper Gets A Cease-And-Desist From Craigslist, Removes Listings
It's been years since I've had to look for an apartment, but in that time multiple friends have sung the praises of PadMapper (TechCrunch alumnus Greg Kumparak is a fan too). Usually, they describe it...
02:41 am GMT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Techcrunch Tesla Motors Starts Shipping The Model S Sedan, Its First Family-Focused Electric Car [Livestream]
Tesla Motors, the electric car company founded by PalPal founder and all-around tech industry badass Elon Musk, today began shipments of the Model S, the electricity-powered sedan it first unveiled ba...
12:23 am GMT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Ticket To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt
Here's another chance for one lucky reader to win tickets to this year's Disrupt in San Francisco! Congratulations to last week's winner, Stephen Hsu. Last week, we asked everyone to let us know who t...
12:17 am GMT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 06.22.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang Live - Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm PT....
12:17 am GMT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 06.22.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang Live - Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Recording has concluded....
12:06 am GMT - Sat, June 23, 2012
Techcrunch The Turtle Beach Ear Force XP500s Are The Gaming Dads Dream
As a father it's amazingly hard to play video games. First, I'm not good at them anymore - try practicing sniping n00bs when you're trying to feed a 3-year-old something other than Goldfish crackers -...
11:57 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch F*** Yeah! Supreme Court Tosses Out Vague FCC Indecency Fines Against Fox And ABC
Public airwaves may be one step closer to becoming an indecent wasteland of swearing, nudity, and violencea victory for First Amendment-lovers everywhere. Yesterday, the Supreme Court unanimously thre...
11:48 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Zappos Labs: Retailers San Francisco Office Searches For Disruptive New Ideas
Zappos left San Francisco way back in 2004, and since then it has become closely associated with its new home in Nevada in fact, CEO Tony Hsieh is working to revitalize downtown Las Vegas, in part by...
11:14 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Error 451: A Proposed Change To Web Standards Would Make Bradburys Story Denote Censored Content
Google employee and creator of XML, Tim Bray, has proposed a new error message for the web. Rather than hiding censored websites behind a generic 403 error - "the server understood the request, but is...
10:47 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch We Need A Whole Section On TC Called Intern PR
Pro tip: Don't let the following happen to your PR pitch/intern.So I know this is a particularly egregious case of "pot calling the kettle black" (I personally am a Black Belt in typos) but, instead o...
10:28 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Google Maps API Gets Massive Price Cut In The Wake Of Developer Defections
Ever since Google introduced limits to how often developers could ping its popular Maps API for free and started charging developers for usage above these limits, we've seen a slew of prominent develo...
10:02 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch What Are You Really Like At Your Job? ViewsOnYou Intends To Find Out
There's a "Recommend Me" feature on LinkedIn which I'm sure many readers of TechCrunch will be aware of, having been asked multiple times for references by their contacts. But what if you took that co...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Postmates Rolls Out Dynamic Pricing To New Users Of Its Get It Now Delivery Service
A month ago, mobile delivery startup Postmates publicly launched its 'Get It Now' on-demand courier service in San Francisco, allowing its users to order pretty much anything from various stores and r...
09:54 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch CloudCar, The Stealthy Startup That Andy Rubin Is *Not* Joining, Has Raised $11.5M
CloudCar, a startup still in stealth mode that was the subject of rumors earlier this month when Robert Scoble reported that Andy Rubin would leave his job at Google to join it, has filed a Form D wit...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Cerego Labs: A New Platform For Building Better Learning Apps
We've seen a lot of innovation in the education technology space lately, but we haven't seen many new learning platforms that give developers the tools to build their own apps yet. With Cerego Labs, t...
09:27 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Gamification Platform Beintoo Secures $5 Million In Series A Funding
Beintoo, which has a loyalty rewards and monetization platform for mobile games, apps, and sites, has secured $5 million in Series A funding led by Italian VC firm Innogest Capital. The startup won th...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch ThisLife Raises $2.75 Million From Madrona And Others To Organize Your Photos In The Cloud
ThisLife quietly launched in 2010 as a cloud-based platform for storing and organizing all of a family's photos in a single place. But after two years of working to refine the service, husband-and-wif...
08:57 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Ads and Sponsored Stories Are Now Running On Zynga.com, Previewing A FB Ad Network
Zynga.com is now running Facebook ads and Sponsored Stories, a revenue split partnership the two companies outlined in Facebook and Zynga's S-1s over the last year. The ads appear in the Zynga right s...
08:32 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Nerf Unleashes Furthest-Shooting Weapons In Its Arsenal: N-Strike Elite Blasters
Last night I went to a magical party. There was food, which is always good, and booze, better still, but neither of these integral ingredients played a part in the magic. Nerf's new N-Strike Elite lin...
08:21 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Chicagos Impact Engine Accelerator Is Looking For Environmentally & Socially Minded Startups
Impact Engine is a newly launched venture accelerator in Chicago designed to attract both environmentally and socially-minded businesses that want to - well, you know -- make an impact on today's worl...
08:06 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Battlefield Startup SnipSnap Sees Over 1M Coupons Clipped, Locks Up $900K In Funding
Its only been a few weeks since SnipSnap co-founder/CEO Ted Mann took to the Disrupt stage to talk about his super-simple coupon saving and sharing app, and now it seems the young company has already ...
07:36 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch ShopSocially Launches Its Platform, Scores An Extra $550K In Funding
ShopSocially, a social commerce startup, is formally announcing the launch of its social shopping platform and is revealing some of its early insights from its customer lineup. The company has worked ...
07:22 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Lover.ly Founder Kellee Khalil On Being A Newlywed With Her Brand Partners
In a world where Pinterest is filled with wedding gear and the economic downturn has scratched "wedding planner" off of the affordable options list, it was only a matter of time before a wedding plann...
06:12 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Verizons Droid RAZR Family Finally Gets A Taste Of Ice Cream Sandwich
Verizons Droid RAZR and its fatter, longer-lasting brother the RAZR Maxx are fine devices, but lets face it Gingerbread is a bit passe at this point. The carrier has promised since launch that the de...
06:09 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Moredays Brings A Digital Journal, Scrapbook & Calendar To iPhone
Moredays, a very pretty digital calendar/scrapbooking app has just arrived on the iPhone. The app had previously launched in iPad-only format last fall (where it was spotted in TechCrunch Disrupt SF's...
06:08 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch And What Do You Bring To The Table? Watch Kids Grill Tech Leaders In Code Club Video
We've all been there: appearing before someone important, having to sell yourself and your ideas, in the hopes of getting a job, funding, or just a break at doing something bigger. The video below, pl...
04:39 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Tech Meets Geo-Tech: Russias Search Giant Yandex Takes $1M, 25% Stake In Seismotech
Yandex may be seen as the anti-Google by pursuing a strategy for growing its search-portal business in Russia and adjacent countries rather than aggressively expanding worldwide, but it is using anoth...
04:16 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Nintendo Debuts 3DS XL With 90% Larger Displays: Available August 19 For $199
Despite the fact that Nintendo's 3DS is an excellent hand-held console, 3DS sales haven't been on par with what the company was expecting. But perhaps Nintendo's brand new Nintendo 3DS XL will turn th...
02:06 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Payleven, A European Square From Rocket Internet, Gets Funding From NEA, Holzbrinck, Ru-Net
With Square yet to enter Europe, there is an increasing amount of activity from would-be competitors looking to fill the same niche using dongles on smartphones to enable card payments. The latest com...
01:01 pm GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Free Stuff Friday: Win A Kisai Uzumaki Tokyoflash Watch
You know you want this thing: it's a crazy watch from Tokyoflash called the Kisai Uzumaki and it's designed to look like some sort of organic sea anemone blossoming on your wrist. The watch has an ele...
08:01 am GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Flipboard Officially Launches On Android, Adds Google+, YouTube And More Localized Versions
It's been a big week for Flipboard's Google-related announcements. On Tuesday, the company revealedGoogle+ integration was coming to its social magazine, and today, the app is officially launchin...
06:06 am GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch GameFounders: An Accelerator For European Game Startups
There's a new startup accelerator in town, and by town, I mean Estonia. The accelerator is called GameFounders, and it's looking to accept up to 10 gaming startups in its inaugural class.GameFounders ...
05:16 am GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Radio App TuneIn Adds 600 New Stations, Reports 267% YoY Listener Growth On Mobile
TuneIn, the popular guide to online radio stations, today announced that it has seen a 267% increase in the number of its mobile listeners over the last year. The company also announced that its liste...
04:35 am GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Delete Your Stupidity. Fix it. Facebook Rolls Out Comment Editing and Edit History
No more "Arggh! Copy, delete, paste, edit, post." Facebook is now rolling out the ability to edit comments, but users will be able to see the full edit history of a thread. This is just one more featu...
04:05 am GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Stockr Has Emerged To Make Trading More Informative And More Social
Most hardcore stock traders ravenously consume as much information as possible about the companies that they invest in. That means tracking charts and trends, but also aggressively scanning finance ne...
03:35 am GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The Nuud: LifeProofs New Waterproof Ultra-Rugged iPad Case
LifeProof has made a name for itself as a maker of super rugged iPhone cases that you can take in the ocean, to the beach, or even to the top of Mt. Everest. This thing can survive in some surprising ...
03:24 am GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch CrowdFlowers Photo Moderation Tool Gets A Little More Flexible
Crowdsourced labor startup CrowdFlower is launching version 2.0 of its Real Time Foto Moderator today, with updates that should make RTFM more useful for apps with adult and edgy content.CrowdFlower f...
03:04 am GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Jimmy Wales, On New Editing Platform: This Is Epically Important
"This is epically important," tweeted Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, about a new simplified editing platform aimed at massively expanding the number of people who contribute to the online encyclope...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches Coordinate: A New Service For Managing Mobile Workforces
Location-based apps and services like Foursquare have made significant inroads among consumers in the last few years, but most of the recent developments around location-based apps have bypassed the b...
02:01 am GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Gabi: A Very Unique, Superlative Interface For Browsing Facebook
We're familiar with it all by now: the Facebook news feed, the notifications and the ticker. Plus, there have been plenty of Facebook clients, readers and iPad apps. Given all of those years of iterat...
01:55 am GMT - Fri, June 22, 2012
Techcrunch Get Ready For The TC Southeast Mini Meetup Tour: July 6 July 12
Hot on the heels of the TechCrunch Philadelphia Mini Meetup, I can't help but look forward to what's next: a full-scale tour of the Southeast. We're hitting Savannah, Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Charlott...
11:54 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Google Mistakenly Outs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean In The Play Store, Galaxy Nexus To Get It First
Well isn't this interesting -- with just about five days to go until Google's I/O conference, the company may have just accidentally spilled the beans about their next big Android release. For a brief...
11:54 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Google Mistakenly Outs Android 4.1 In The Play Store, Galaxy Nexus To Be First Jelly Bean Phone
Well isn't this interesting -- with just about five days to go until Google's I/O conference, the company may have just accidentally spilled the beans about their next big Android release. For a brief...
11:38 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Kiip, The Mobile Ad Rewards Network, Has Raised Another $8-10M To Conquer Games And Beyond
We've been kiiping an eye on Kiip--a platform that replaces straight display ads with reward incentives in mobile apps to create a better level of engagement with its users -- and it looks like we mig...
11:38 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Kiip, The Mobile Ad Rewards Network, May Have Raised Another $8-10M To Conquer Games And Beyond
We've been kiiping an eye on Kiip--a platform that replaces straight display ads with rewards and contests from brands in mobile apps to offer a less annonying experience for users -- and it looks lik...
11:38 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Kiip, The Mobile Ad Rewards Network, Rumored To Raise Another $8-10M To Conquer Games And Beyond
We've been kiiping an eye on Kiip--a platform that replaces straight display ads with rewards and contests from brands in mobile apps to offer a less annonying experience for users -- and it looks lik...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Freestyles Josh Felser Takes a Hands-On Approach to Seed Investing
"In the Studio" opens its doors this week to an entrepreneur who co-founded, built, and sold his two startups to large technology companies, then teamed up with his co-founding partner to invest their...
10:52 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Pokemon-Inspired MinoMonsters Hits 600,000 Downloads, Reinvents Itself With Version 2.0
MinoMonsters, the Pokemon-inspired social game from Y Combinator's two youngest founders, has just shipped a major new release. With MinoMonsters 2.0, the game hasn't been so much updated, as it has b...
10:49 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Drobo Drops Out Another Two NAS Enclosures, The Mini And The 5D
Drobo has just released two new drives, the svelte Dobo Mini and the beefier 5D. The Mini is a four-disk enclosure that takes 2.5 laptop drives and it can automatically set up and and format them for ...
10:48 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Google Plays Top Android Devs Can Now Respond To User Reviews, Snarky Comments
Google engineer and Android developer advocate Trevor Johns just revealed on the companys Android Developers blog that theyre rolling out the ability to talk back to their reviewers right from the Dev...
10:47 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Huge Problem For Monetization: Lawsuit Forces Facebook To Let You Opt Out Of Sponsored Story Ads
Facebook's business model just hit a massive stumbling block, as the social network is being forced to let users opt out of having their likenesses repurposed as endorsements in Sponsored Stories ads....
10:47 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Problems For Monetization: Lawsuit Forces Facebook To Let You Opt Out Of Sponsored Story Ads
Facebook's business model just hit a stumbling block, as the social network is being forced to let users opt out of having their likenesses repurposed as endorsements in Sponsored Stories ads. The req...
10:15 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Dear Klout, This Is How You Measure Influence
"Up until now, we've thought a lot about influence in terms of how big someone's microphone is," NYU Professor of Business Sinan Aral, tells TechCrunch, "A more important question is, how much does so...
10:14 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Chartboost Poaches Clay Kellogg From Google Admob, Passes 2B Game Sessions A Month
Chartboost, a San Francisco-based gaming and ad platform, just poached Google Admob's head of mobile platform and partnership strategy Clay Kellogg to be its chief revenue officer.Chartboost, which wa...
09:49 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Bing Rolls Out New Image Search With Better Search Suggestions, Filters And Bigger Thumbnails
Just a few weeks after completely redesigning its regular search results pages, Bing rolled out a nice update to its image search feature today. With this update, Microsoft is improving its search sug...
09:35 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Former Brightcove TV Guy Eric Elia Joins UX Design And Development Firm Cainkade As President
User design and development firm Cainkade just added a new hire to help ramp up its business. Eric Elia, the former VP of TV solutions at Brightcove, will be joining the team as president, reuniting w...
09:24 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Taptu Adds Magic Article Recommendations Based On Your Reading Habits
News app Taptu is adding a feature called Magic, starting with a new version of its Android app that just went live.When you name something Magic, it has a lot to live up to. In Taptu's case, the idea...
09:07 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Cabulous Raises $8 Million Series A To Expand Mobile Taxi Dispatch Network
Cabulous, a San Francisco-based taxi dispatch technology startup, tells TechCrunch it has raised $8 million in new funding to scale out its service to fleets of cabs worldwide.The new funding, which s...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch TaskRabbit Launches On-Demand Courier Service Deliver Now In San Francisco
San Francisco is a relatively tiny city -- famously just 49 square miles -- but now its residents will have the whole city at their fingertips even more so than ever.TaskRabbit, the online marketplace...
08:58 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Former Microsoft And Amazon Employees Launch Livestar, An App For Trusted Recommendations
After a year or so of stealth preparation, Livestar today launches an iOS app where you can view "trusted" recommendations. In an effort to become the one-stop-shop for everyone's recommendation needs...
08:57 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With Twelve Souths Stealthy BookBook iDevice Cases
The modern man is clearly embarrassed by tablet computers. It's a common trend to disguise the slate computing device as a book. I guess it affords owners an air of class and sophistication as it appe...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Is Down, But Where Is The Fail Whale?
In what's sure to piss off most news readers and general web-perusing enthusiasts, Twitter has gone down. We've heard reports that it's been down for the last fifteen minutes, and without access to Tw...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Is Down, But Where Is The Fail Whale? UPDATE
In what's sure to piss off most news readers and general web-perusing enthusiasts, Twitter has gone down. We've heard reports that it's been down for the last fifteen minutes, and without access to Tw...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Twitters Fail Whale Of A Day: Mostly Down Since 12:35 EDT
Update: 1:00 EDT -- And she's back.Update 2: 1:49 EDT -- Back down. Update 3: 3:00 EDT -- She's up again, but there's no telling how long it'll last. We've been on a roller coaster ride. Update 4: 3:...
08:40 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Report: 57% Of Mobile Developers Plan To Adopt Windows Phone
Microsoft's Windows Phone platform may not be a huge hit with consumers just yet, but according to a new report by market analysis and strategy firm VisionMobile, it's definitely catching on with deve...
08:35 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Badgevilles Acquires Gamification.org, Grabs The Gamification Username On Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
So that's how Badgeville is using some of that $25 million in funding from May. The engagement-focused startup (and former TechCrunch Disrupt participant) is today announcing the acquisition oftheGami...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch NaturalMotion Games Raises $11M From Benchmark For 3D, Realistically Animated Mobile Games
NaturalMotion, which makes very photo-realistic, animated games like My Horse, just raised $11 million from Benchmark Capital and got mobile gaming veteran Mitch Lasky on its board. What makes Natural...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch MeFeedia Team Launches Beachfront Builder, A Platform For Building Apps On Every Device
Ok, so this isn't news, but -- video publishers want to get their content on as many devices as possible. That means iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets, Amazon's Kindle Fire, and that's not ev...
07:44 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Hands On With The Moshi iGlaze With VersaCover iPad Case
Finding the right iPad cover is sort of a first world problem - there's plenty of choice and you just don't know what to spend your money on. I've been using a Speck case and the smart cover for a whi...
07:37 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Augmented Reality Advertising: So Close, And Yet So Far Away
Nature Publishing Group teamed up with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology to run an augmented reality advertising campaign. Point your tablet or smartphone at the print advertiseme...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Meetup App Uberlife Redesigns To Make Planning Events And Meeting Friends Easier
Uberlife is a mobile app that was created to help users join meetups with and get to know new, likeminded individuals. We first covered Uberlife in January when the app was still in alpha. It official...
07:07 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Reportedly Has Three Windows Phone 8 Devices In The Works
Man, does HTC employ some loose-lipped people or what? Less than a day after Microsoft's big Windows Phone 8 preview event, The Verge managed to score some details on HTCs hardware plans for Windows P...
07:05 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Ditch Your Hackathon, Have A Napkin Pitch Contest Like Todays Uncubed Philadelphia Talent Fair
Smelly, underslept entrepreneurs. Every tech event these days seems to have an all-night hackathon, so that's what you get. But startups, incubators, blogs -- consider what's going down at today's Unc...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Local Marketplace App Yardsale Launches Nationwide
Yardsale, a mobile app to help folks sell goods to local buyers, is now available throughout the U.S., after a long, long period of testing in the San Francisco Bay Area. The latest version of the app...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch 500 Startups-Backed HighScore House Launches A Family-Friendly Drawing App, FamJam
HighScore House, the family-focused startup whose previous app was a "gamified" chore list tracker for iPad, has today released its latest creation: FamJam. Parents might call it an inter-family commu...
06:38 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Do Patents Really Matter To Startups? New Data Reveals Shifting Habits
Arguments about the value of patents have heated up over the past few years. Software patents in particular have comeunderincreasingscrutinyfrom thought leaders in the start-up ecosystem, yet later-st...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Here Are The First Samsung Galaxy S III Commercials
Prepare to be assaulted by Samsung Galaxy S III ad spots. It's the company's biggest mobile launch of the year and the phone is rolling out to carriers right now. Samsung found great success with the ...
06:21 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Nomophobia Attacks! Lookout Says 74% Of Users Panic Over Phone Loss; 58% Of Us Cant Stay Away From Mobiles For More Than An Hour
The swing to smartphones and more immersive experiences using apps is having a major knock-on effect with how mobile handsets now figure in our lives. The Mobile Mindset Study, a new survey from mobil...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Jumping Off The Burning Platform: Nokia Knew It Was Stuck On WP7 When It Signed On
Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop has had a hard time getting his company to jump off the 'burning platform' onto the Windows Phone ship, and in their haste to do something quick they made a crucial compromise...
05:44 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Better, Stronger, Faster: Tumblr 3.0 For iPhone Has Arrived
Ah, there's nothing like the sweet smell of highly-anticipated app updates in the morning. As CEO David Karp promised at last week's F.ounders conference, the new version of Tumblr's iOS app has now a...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch SwiftKey Counters Swype With A Smarter Version, Makes An In-Road Into Healthcare Market
Swype recently announced the newest version of its smart keyboard, and now competitor SwiftKey is launching its new Swiftkey 3 version. This artificially intelligent keyboard predicts what you are goi...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch WNYCs Radiolab Makes Mobile Debut With New iOS And Android Apps
WNYC's Radiolab has garnered plenty of acclaim since its first shows went on the air back in 2002, and now thousands of fans (including myself) tend to champ at the bit in anticipation of hearing Jad ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Madefire Reinvents Comics For The iPad, Signs Up True Ventures And Watchmen Artist Dave Gibbons
Comic books have made a pretty smooth transition onto the iPad in fact, the Comixology app has become my preferred method of reading new issues. But the founders of a startup called Madefire are tryi...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch The Volt Buckle Charges Your Phone, Holds Up Your Pants
Talk about convergence, eh? The Volt Buckle is described on its indiegogo fundraising page as "The world's first and only wearable mobile device wall charger." And as someone who has traveled around t...
04:32 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy S III Officiallly Goes Live At T-Mobile: $279 On-Contract
The Samsung Galaxy S III is officially available today. T-Mobile has released the phone online and in select retail stores, while other carriers including AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular ...
04:18 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch The Bluetooth-Enabled Syre Is The iPod Nano Watch Strap Youve Been Looking For
iPod Nano straps have been around for a year or so now and they've been approximately exciting as tying a string to an iPod Classic and hanging it around your waist. Here's something completely differ...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Office On The iPad App CloudOn Raises $16 Million, Is Adding Group Collaboration
CloudOn- yes, the company known best for bringing Microsoft Office to the iPad - has just closed a $16 million Series B round led byThe Social+Capital Partnership with participation from Translin...
02:47 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Endangered Languages Project: Google Wants To Save 3,000 Languages Under Threat (Thanks Partly To Google)
Google, along with other major forces of our dot-com times, has played a huge part in making English the lingua franca of the Internet, but today brings news of an effort it's making to counterbalance...
01:34 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch The Gilt Groupe of Russia, KupiVIP, Raises Another $38M Led By Intel
In the same week that Fab snapped up UK design site Llustre and set its sights on more European expansion, some growth news from another big online fashion commerce player: KupiVIP, the Gilt Groupe of...
01:34 pm GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch KupiVIP, The Gilt Groupe of Russia, Raises Another $38M Led By Intel For Its Fashion-Forward E-Commerce Juggernaut
In the same week that Fab snapped up UK design site Llustre and set its sights on more European expansion, some growth news from another big online fashion commerce player: KupiVIP, the Gilt Groupe of...
06:58 am GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Windows Phone 8 Is A Great Big, Crazy, Beautiful Mess
The Lumia 900 sold me on Windows Phone. The 900 is a marriage of fresh hardware with a fun operating system. I dig the Start Screen with the Live Tiles. There are some shortcomings. The camera sucks, ...
06:38 am GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch The Future Of Microsoft Is Sunny With A Chance Of Thunderstorms
The past few years haven't been kind to Microsoft. (There's no need to walk down memory lane. We all know what's happened.) But somehow that's all changed in the past few days. Surface and Windows Pho...
06:32 am GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Adds Emoticons To Chat, Including A Special Like-moticon
Attention teens and the adults that act like them: Facebook has added emoticons to Chaton the web. While before you could use text like :) to create a smile or even :putnam: to show a picture of an ea...
04:47 am GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch A First Exit For One of Thiels 20 Under 20: GigLocator Sells To Brooklyn Bowls Peter Shapiro
That didn't take long.Just a week after Peter Thiel's foundation announced its second class of fellows, its first one just had its first exit.James Proud, who hails from South London, just sold his co...
03:45 am GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Google Separates App Reviews From Bug Reports In Chrome Web Store Coming Soon To Google Play, Too?
It's no secret that the current ratings system most online app stores use is slightly broken. Users often use them to file bug reports and request new features, but that's not exactly an efficient way...
03:44 am GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch WiFi Chipmaker GainSpan Grabs $6.5 Million Funding, Looking To Raise $13.5 Million More
GainSpan, a Silicon Valley company that deals in low power WiFi semiconductor technology, is looking to raise a total of $20 million in a new round of funding, according to a filing made today with th...
03:24 am GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Parking Service Pango Makes Official U.S. Debut With New App, Smart Garage In NYC
Anyone whos ever driven in a city can attest to the fact that its an utter pain in the rear to find somewhere to park. New York in particular is a nightmare for skittish drivers (like myself), but mob...
03:15 am GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Fotopedia Launches Its New Ad Model For iPad, Partners With Flipboard, Jetsetter & National Geographic
Fotopedia, the company best known for it's travel-focused iOS photo apps, launched its new ad model for the iPad today that will allow advertisers to buy highly targeted ads to its over 12 million use...
03:13 am GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch BlockBeacon Launches An iPhone App For Staying Up-To-Date With Local Businesses
Do local businesses really need another social media channel for reaching consumers? Well, here's the thing: How many restaurants, bars, and other neighborhood businesses do you follow on Twitter? I d...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Eventbrite Expands In Europe, With Localized Online Ticket Sales For Germany And The Netherlands
Eventbrite has been on a roll lately, doubling the number of events and tickets sold in 2011. Part of that growth has come through increased international usage, but most users around the world can on...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch 100,000 Downloads Later, TC Disrupt Finalist Open Garden Launches Update, Improves User Experience
Open Gardenwas definitely one of the most interesting and ambitious startups tolaunchat TechCrunch Disrupt in New York last month. The service, which helps you share and crowdsource your mobile connec...
02:09 am GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Stitcher Adds Smart Station To Help Listeners Discover Podcasts
Podcast aggregator Stitcher has just added Stitcher Smart Station to their updated mobile app, effectively creating a recommendation engine for podcasts. The service scans 10,000 shows for content, st...
02:07 am GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch TC Mini Meetup Philly: The Recap
Oh what a night. The TechCrunch Mini Meetup in Philadelphia has officially come to a close, but it will surely live on in our hearts and minds. (At least for those of us who were sober enough to still...
02:04 am GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Blumberg Capital Raising $100 Million For Third Venture Fund
Blumberg Capital is raising $100 million for what appears to be its third venture capital investment fund, according to documents filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Blumberg ...
01:40 am GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Confirmed: The New iPhone Will Have A 19-Pin Mini Connector
Although the form factor and actual size are still unknown, TechCrunch has independently verified that Apple is working on adding a 19-pin port, replacing the current 30-pin port, to the new iPhone. I...
12:03 am GMT - Thu, June 21, 2012
Techcrunch Uncomfortable With Facebook Auto-Sharing? Tap The Deliberate New Like Action For Web and Mobile
Every developer wants Facebook referral traffic, but not all apps have actions that fit well with auto-sharing, and others might not want to post to Facebook without their users' express permission. S...
11:47 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Junaio Augmented Reality Browser Gets A UI Makeover (Video)
When it comes to Augmented Reality browsers on mobile devices, I always particularly liked Junaio (just one of the many AR tools created and maintained by Munich-based company Metaio). It's an especia...
11:44 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Yeswares Email Platform For Salespeople Rasies $4 Million From IDG, Google Ventures, Foundry Group & Others
Less than a year after its $1 million seed round, Yesware has closed a $4 million Series A for its productivity platform for salespeople. The new round was led by IDG Ventures and saw participation fr...
11:44 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Yeswares Email Platform For Salespeople Raises $4 Million From IDG, Google Ventures, Foundry Group & Others
Less than a year after its $1 million seed round, Yesware has closed a $4 million Series A for its productivity platform for salespeople. The new round was led by IDG Ventures and saw participation fr...
11:28 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Bromium Raises $26.5M For Security Through Micro-Virtualization
Bromium an enterprise security and virtualization startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners is taking the stage today at the Structure conference to u...
10:51 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Former Tumri CEO Calvin Lui Joins Unified As President And Chief Strategy Officer
Social ad startup Unified just announced that it has hired Calvin Lui as its president and chief strategy officer.Lui was formerly president and CEO of online ad startup Tumri. He also served as chief...
10:32 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Zapier: An IFTTT For Business Users
IFTTT, the service that lets you automate common tasks on the web, mostly focuses on consumer services like Dropbox, Twitter, Instagram, and Instapaper. What's missing among IFTTT's 46 supported servi...
10:27 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Educational Startup KinderTown Launches KinderSights, Tells App Developers What Parents Want
KinderTown, the company that makes the ever-useful educational app store for parents, is rolling out a new service targeted towards app developers. KinderSights, as it's called, will offer up a series...
10:21 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Cloth, The Outfit App, Will Dress You For The Weather
We talked about Cloth a few months ago when they launched. It's essentially a place to store your outfits. Did you create a beautiful, backless shirt/shiny harem pants ensemble to wear while roller-bl...
10:17 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Reveals New & Updated Apps For Existing Lumia Users
Microsoft delivered quite a blow to existing Windows Phone customers when they announced that there was no upgrade path between Windows Phone 7.5 and the forthcoming Windows Phone 8, but Nokia took th...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Announces Hardware Partners, OTA Updates And Something Special For Enthusiasts
When Microsoft launches Windows Phone 8 this fall, hardware partners Nokia, Huawei, Samsung and HTC will be aboard to provide the goods. Each device will be powered by Qualcomm chips. Devices will com...
09:59 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch TripAdvisor Aims To Beat Yelp With Social, Revives Restaurant Local Picks Facebook App
Tourists rave about a city's well-known restaurants and distort their review averages. So today travel site TripAdvisor starts highlighting beloved eateries from people who live nearby in Local Picks,...
09:59 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Shows Friend Log In Counts, Passive Aggressively Nudges You To Post
Facebook appears to be testing a new feature a counter at the top of your news feed (right below the "update status" box) that tells you either that "X friends logged in recently" or "Your friends ha...
09:49 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Partners With Audible For Better Speech Recognition, Available Today For WP7.5
In a canned video demo, Microsoft gave an update to its speech recognition software that allows users to have a conversation with apps. Sounds like Siri, right? To be fair, Windows Phone has had speec...
09:20 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Outlines Windows Phone 7 To Windows Phone 8 Upgrade Calls It Windows Phone 7.8
With the public unveiling of Windows Phone 8 today, the question on everyone's mind is 'Will Windows Phone 7 devices be upgradeable to Windows Phone 8?' No but Microsoft is offering a somewhat accepta...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Ex-Googlers Launch Avocado, An App For Couples Backed By Baseline, General Catalyst, And Lightspeed
There's a growing market for mobile apps designed to help couples stay closer. The phenomenon first came to my attention with the launch of Pair at Y Combinator's most recent demo day. But since then,...
08:49 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Shows Off New Start Screen For Windows Phone 8
A key differentiator in Windows Phone 8 will be an updated start screen, which is an evolution of the current version with customizable tiles for greater personalization.Developing......
08:48 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Confirms Layoffs As They Rally Developers Around BlackBerry 10
Rumors and reports of layoffs at RIM have been swirling around for weeks now, and now the Waterloo company has confirmed what we all expected -- they're letting people go in an effort as part of their...
08:47 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch BancBox Debuts Its Payments Platform: You Could Build A PayPal On This
BancBox, a startup that's been flying under the radar over a year, is launching its new payment services platform today. At first, you might think the most apt comparison is that of Stripe, which also...
08:24 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Publicly Outs Windows Phone 8, Outlines Developer Support, Shipping This Fall
Up until today, Microsoft hasn't publicly acknowledged the existence of Windows Phone 8 (codename Apollo). After an unfortunate leak last week and a video meant for hardware partners prior to that, a ...
08:14 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Prismatic Opens Its News Discovery Service To Everyone, Adds Facebook And Google Reader Sign-Ups
Prismatic has been in invite-only mode for more than a year, but co-founder and CEO Bradford Cross says that changes today.When I met with Cross earlier this year, he said he chose that approach becau...
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Digital Portfolio Company Pathbrite Raises $2.5M Series A Round, Wants To Become Credentials 2.0
Digital portfolio company Pathbrite today announced that it has secured a $2.5 million Series A funding round. The round was led by Rethink Education with a strategic investment from U.S. college and ...
07:48 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch The Whole World May Be Listening But Thats No Longer Enough
This is a guest post Erin Galad is CEO of social media management system tracx. He argues that social media monitoring and measurement is a booming business but merely listening to audiences is one-di...
06:44 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Voice Chat App Voxer Gets New Competition From Zello, A (Non-Spammy) Push-To-Talk Alternative
It looks like popular walkie-talkie app Voxer is about to get some competition in the mobile voice chat space. A new app called Zello is growing like crazy, too - in fact, it's growing faster than Vox...
06:16 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Hey, Wikipedia Spammers, Start Getting Worried Datasift Has Built A Tool To Track You
Datasift, the social-data platform which specialises in realtime streams, has done something which is going to make PR people quiver in their boots and journalists sit up and notice. They have turned ...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Another Step For The Kindle Fire Abroad? Amazon Launches International Appstore As It Improves Distribution Terms
Good news for those of you who live outside the U.S. and have been waiting for Amazon to take more of its mobile products outside its home market. Amazon today officially opened its Appstoreto interna...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Another Step For Kindle Fire Abroad? Amazon Opens International Appstore Portal, Improves Distribution Terms
Good news for those of you who live outside the U.S. and have been waiting for Amazon to take more of its mobile products outside its home market. Amazon today officially opened its Appstoreto interna...
05:33 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Social Medias Impact On Mobile Commerce: Visits Are Up, Conversions Are Down
Branding Brand is an under-the-radar company whose name you might not know offhand, but whose platform powers the mobile commerce in several names you probably do know. Their client list includes bran...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch WebSocket Acceleration Startup Kaazing Raises $17 Million To Power Real-Time Communications
Kaazing was founded in 2007 to improve real-time and interactive communications over the web. Its solution to the problem was to back a technology that would enable a "full-duplex pipe" between partic...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Navigation App Waze Adds Real-Time Fuel Prices
Waze, the impressively-funded navigation app that offers real-time traffic data collected by its users, isn't just looking to save you time on your commute. With a new feature launching today, it coul...
04:58 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Todacell Raises Further $2M To Help Mobile Marketers Exploit Surplus Ad Inventory
As the market for smartphones and tablets has exploded, so has the available mobile ad inventory, creating a huge surplus that is hard to manage. But one companys problem is anothers opportunity.Enter...
04:31 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Nuance Supercharges Swype, Adds New Keyboard Options, XT9 Predictive Text, And Dragon-Powered Voice Input
Swype lovers, Nuance has some good news for you. The company just released a major update to the predictive keyboard software, even going as far as calling this update the next generation of Swype. An...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch At Last! App Store Analytics Firm App Annie Adds Support For Google Play
App Annie, the app store analytics and market intelligence firm popular among both app publishers and V.C.'s alike, is rolling out a hotly anticipated new feature today: support for Google Play (aka t...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Bitcasa Launches Open Beta Of Its Unlimited Cloud Storage Service, Raises $7M Series A Round
Cloud storage company Bitcasa today announced that it's now opening its beta to the public. The service, which says that it will offer its users unlimited cloud storage, is currently available for fre...
03:57 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch WPP Doubles Down On Digital, Buys Leading Agency AKQA
WPP today has announced a major development in its strategy to shift a bigger part of its business to digital: it is buying AKQA, one of the biggest -- and independent -- digital agencies around. WPP ...
03:57 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch WPP Doubles Down On Digital, Buys Leading Agency AKQA At $550M Valuation
WPP today has announced a major development in its strategy to shift have 40 percent of its business coming from digital in the next five years: it is buying AKQA, one of the biggest -- and independen...
03:28 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Layar Founder Steps Down In Favour Of Print Publisher Veteran
Raimo van der Klein, founder and CEO of Layar - one of the bigger mobile augmented reality startups - is stepping down and appointing Quintin Schevernels in his place. van der Klein plans to stay on ...
03:18 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Chad Hurley Thinks Delicious Value Is Its Brand (Not Its Tech), Will Use It To Restart Innovation
Chad Hurley, the co-founder of YouTube who last year bought Delicious from Yahoothrough AVOS, today said that the purchase represents an "interesting experiment" for him and Steve Chen, his partner bo...
03:10 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch HotelTonight ExpandsTo The UK, Former Jetsetter Leads The Charge
HotelTonight, the last-minute discounted hotels booking app, is bringing its service to the UK, with an initial service in London launching today. In addition, Heather Leisman, most recently of the tr...
02:49 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Is Trying To Copy Path Says Facebook Mobile Head
During a LeWeb interview with Path's Head of Special Projects Shakil Khan, an audience member asked Khan about Path's relationship with Facebook. It just so happened that the head of Facebook's mobile...
02:49 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Is Trying To Copy Path Says Facebook Mobile Guy
During a LeWeb interview with Path's Head of Special Projects Shakil Khan, an audience member asked Khan about Path's relationship with Facebook. It just so happened that the head of Facebook's mobile...
02:03 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Fight My Monster Borrows From The Angry Birds Playbook Merchandise And Movies Up Next?
In a move that borrows from the Angry Birds playbook, quite literally, Fight My Monster - the so-called Moshi for boys - has appointed licensing heavy-weights Russell Binder and Dimensional Branding G...
01:59 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch WorldDesk Thinks Inside (The) Box Brings Desktop Virtualisation Further Into The Cloud
WorldDesk, a provider of desktop virtualisation software, has integrated with Box to make a version of its WorldDesk for You platform available on the latters cloud storage and collaboration service. ...
12:09 pm GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Kiosked Nabs $5.75M From Rovio Chairman To Give Publishers An Alternative To Banner Ads
Banner ads have been around for over a decade, and though they may have been effective back in the mid-'90s, today they just feel like relics. You probably can't remember the last time you clicked on ...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch LeVar Burton Hands-On With The New Reading Rainbow App [TCTV]
As you may have read minutes ago here on TechCrunch, there's a brand new iPad app on the market that brings the best of the Reading Rainbow show that many of us loved so much as kids to the current ge...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Reading Rainbow Returns As A Startup And An iPad App
Back in 2009, NPR ran a story titled "'Reading Rainbow' Reaches Its Final Chapter." At the time, that probably seemed like a reasonable headline after all, after 26 years, the beloved TV show was go...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Heres A Look At Rock Healths Latest Batch Of Sterling Healthtech Startups
Late last week, San Francisco and Boston-based healthtech accelerator Rock Health held demo day for its second batch of startups at Practice Fusion's headquarters. The thirteen companies pitched their...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Rock Health Debuts Second Class, Sends Half Of Incoming Batch To Work At Harvard Medical School
Late last week, San Francisco and Boston-based healthtech accelerator Rock Health held demo day for its second batch of startups at Practice Fusion's headquarters. The thirteen companies pitched their...
08:01 am GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy S III Review: This Is The Phone Youve Been Waiting For
The Samsung Galaxy S III is the Android phone of the moment and in many ways it lives up to the hype. Plenty of folks are excited to see this thing hit store shelves. Our take? They won't be disappoin...
08:01 am GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch NBC Universal Chooses thePlatform To Bring USA Network, Syfy, And Oxygen Online
NBC Universal is making a big push behind TV Everywhere, with plans to bring a lot more of its cable content online. The plan is to make shows from USA Network, Syfy, and Oxygen available to cable sub...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Peter Thiel Launches Mithril: A New $402 Million Late-Stage Fund
Peter Thiel may be best known for his angel investments, most notably, his legendary call with Facebook. But now he's got something for companies that sit just on the cusp between public and private m...
03:41 am GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Viralheat: Our Sentiment API Is Getting 300M Calls Per Week
Viralheat is probably best-known for its social media analytics and publishing tools, but it also offers some free APIs. And at least one of those APIs, the one that analyzes sentiment, is taking off,...
03:14 am GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Recruiting Startup Interview Street Holds Summer Games For College Students
Recruiting startup Interview Street is making a move onto college campuses (virtually speaking).The company helps employers recruit programmers by holding online coding contests to test their skills. ...
02:38 am GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Ads Are An Ugly Nightmare. 955 DreamsOf A World Where Theyre Beautiful
"I don't want to talk about whether ads are good or bad. I just want to make good ads. Good for apps, good for users." That's from Kiran Belubbi, founder and CEO of 955 Dreams which today added the mo...
02:35 am GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch With Simplified Profiles, Twitter Makes It Easier To Browse Celebrity Accounts
Every once in a while, I'll stumble on the Twitter account of a celebrity I admire. Once I get past my moment of "OMG, it's Neil Gaiman!" (or whoever), I try to browse their tweets. Sometimes, the bro...
01:45 am GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch A Redesigned, Slicker PayPal Is Coming Tomorrow; Some Seeing New Look Today
PayPal, the eBay-owned online payments service that is making significant inroads into mobile, is giving its website an overhaul to make it easier for its 100 million+ users to pay and get paid, ...
01:30 am GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch The Oatmeal To Charles Carreon: Come Back When Youve Calmed Down
The Oatmeal's Matthew Inman wrote an open letter to the lawyer who has been harassing him for most of two weeks, Charles Carreon. Carreon just sued Inman as well as the World Wildlife Foundation and t...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Formspring Relaunches As Interest-Based Social Network
Q&A site Formspringis today announcing what the company says is its biggest news since its original launch back in 2009. Yes, Formspring has been overhauled. The company is shifting its focus from...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Formspring Relaunches As An Interest-Based Social Network
Q&A site Formspringis today announcing what the company says is its biggest news since its original launch back in 2009. Yes, Formspring has been overhauled. The company is shifting its focus from...
12:49 am GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch TC Mini-Meet Up: Well See You At 6pm In The Field House In Downtown Philadelphia
After a late start we arrived in Philly and talked to a number of cool folks at Office Hours. Now it's time to party. Josh Zelman, Jordan Crook, Chris Velazco, and myself will be at the Field House at...
12:45 am GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Game Shows And Office Hours: Google Launches Developers Live To Extend IO Year-Round
Next week, Google is holding its annual I/O developers conference in San Francisco, but that's apparently not stopping the company from making some developer-focused announcements now. With Google Dev...
12:30 am GMT - Wed, June 20, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Adds Subscription Billing For App Developers, Backs Away From Credits As Primary Currency
Facebook is adding subscription billing for app developers, in what should help gaming and media companies earn more revenue from their most loyal users. Starting next month, developers will be able t...
11:13 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches Custom Themes For Gmail, Lets You Choose Your Own Background Photos
For a while now, Gmail users have been able to choose between various themes to personalize their inboxes. Starting today, you will be able to add even more of a personal touch to Gmail, as Google now...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch General Assembly Expands In New York, Has Sights Set On Educating The World
New York is an interesting place for startups. Not because they're technologically driven or that they're chasing after the Valley but because New York has something to offer everyone. It's a town fil...
10:22 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Google Finally Launches A Native iPhone App For Google Offers
Google today launched a nativeiPhone version of its Google Offers app. Unsurprisingly, the app is very similar to the Google Offers Android app, which the company launched last November. With the new ...
09:55 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch After Printing Over 1M 3D Objects, Shapeways Raises $6.2M Round Led By Lux Capital
3D printing company Shapeways today announced that it has raised a $6.2 million Series B funding round led by New York-based Lux Capital, with participation by existing investors Union Square Ventures...
09:36 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Vibhu Norby: Why Privacy Is Better And How It Defines EveryMe [TCTV]
If 2012 turns out to be the year when the online privacy sector really takes off, then the "private social network", EveryMe is likely to become one of the big new stories in Silicon Valley. Formed a ...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Vungle Creates $1M Fund To Lure Top Mobile Developers To Its New App Promotion Platform
Vungle is all about taking a unique and aggressive approach to promotion. After reading TechCrunch's post about AngelPad, Co-founders Zain Jaffer and Jack Smith bought targeted search and Facebook ads...
09:12 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch LocalResponse: Our Ad Network Has 7 Billion Impressions Per Month And Is Almost Profitable
LocalResponse, a network that targets ads based on social network data (such as check ins), is sharing some news about its growth. The big number: It says it's serving more than 7 billion impressions ...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch JustAnswer Becomes Pearl.com, Raises $25 Million Series A
Eight-year old JustAnswer.com, which bills itself as a Quora competitor (but looked decidedly less hip), is announcing a rebranding and a new infusion of capital today. The site is becomingPearl.com, ...
08:54 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Crushpath Gets $2M To Help Salespeople Seal The Deal: Charles River Ventures And More Are Backing
With all of the M&A activity going down with CRM leviathans Oracle and Salesforce, a timely launch from a new startup looking to disrupt the sales process once again. Crushpath, founded by former ...
08:21 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Amiando Founder Departs After Earn-Out, As Eventbrite Eyes-Up European Growth
Well, that's that. Prominent German entrepreneur Felix Haas, who started ticketing company Amiando and sold it to XING (Germany's LinkedIn), has finished his earn-out period and is, as the phrase goes...
08:10 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch On The Heels Of Its Funding, Yext Gets A New Interface And Review Monitoring
Last week Yext, a service that helps businesses synchronize their listings across the Web, announced a $27 million round of funding. (We heard it was at a $270 million valuation.) Today, it's launchin...
08:10 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch U.S. Sen. Schumer Asks Google And Apple About Their Spy Planes Afraid Theyll Catch Sunbathers
As Google and Apple step up their mapping efforts, they are apparently raising some eyebrows in Washington. Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer wrote a letter to Google's CEO Larry Page and Apple's...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch VHX Raises $1.25 Million From Lerer Ventures And Angels To Democratize Video Distribution Online
For years, independent video producers have waited for the time when it would finally make economic sense for them to cut out the middle man and distribute their content directly to their fans. Then a...
07:53 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Tencent Acquires Minority Stake In Epic Games, Maker of Infinity Blade, Unreal Engine
Chinese social networking giant Tencent took a minority stake in Epic Games, the maker of the very high-end Unreal gaming engine and smash hit mobile game Infinity Blade. It's yet another toe in Weste...
07:29 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Ex-Googlers Launch MightyText, An iMessage For Android Users
During their lengthy careers at Google in both senior technical and product management roles, Maneesh Arora and Amit Sangani were able to geek out on products like AdSense, AdWords, and the now-defunc...
07:03 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch They Work! Facebook Mobile Ads Are Clicked 13X More, Earn 11X More Money Than Its Desktop Ads
How will Facebook monetize mobile? Its organic-seeming Sponsored Stories ad format may be the answer. Mobile Sponsored Stories are getting over 13 times the click-through rates and earn 11.2 times the...
06:51 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Out Pandora, Spotify Just Introduced A Free, Streaming Radio Service In The U.S.
Music streaming service Spotify is rolling out a new feature for U.S. users today, which looks like a direct swipe at Pandora: it's introducing a free mobile radio service. The update is only availabl...
06:33 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook And GEs Newest App, HealthyShare, Points To How Open Graph Can Go Beyond The Web
The Open Graph has proven to be a major tool for Facebook to extend its reach beyond its own social network into the wider Internet, and today comes news of an app that could just be the first sign of...
06:01 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Square Ventures Beyond Payments With Debut Of Customer Loyalty Punchcard Program
Mobile payments startup Square is introducing a heavily requested feature today with the launch of a customer loyalty punchcard program. New digital loyalty cards will be included in the updates to bo...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Second Screen App Yap.TV Gets Even More Social With Facebook Open Graph Integration
Yap.TV launched in late 2010 in an effort to help capture the growing audience of users who tune in to TV with their iPads and mobile phones open in front of them. Since then, it's held its own in a p...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Mensch Launches Menshn For US Elections A New Platform For Realtime Topical Chat
The rise of social media has been like the emergence of a new and powerful drug. But the the Facebook newsfeed and Twitter stream, despite being addictive, don't really serve the needs of people who w...
05:31 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Ten Week-Old Llustre Is Acquired by Fab.com After A Blistering European Roll-Up
Online design sales site Fab.com has acquired a similar (but much smaller) UK design store, Llustre. Llustre was billed as a "trusted guide" to discovering good design combined with flash-based sales ...
05:20 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch ImpulseSave Wants To Make Saving Money A Habit, Opens Doors To The Public
Companies and brands are always getting better at find ways to tempt people out of their money, and sometimes the siren call of those shiny new things are just too much to resist.Massachusetts-based I...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Eucalyptus Systems Aims For Private Cloud Dominance
Marten Mickos is working on a joke. He has the opening line -- "An ops guy, a VMware guy, and a cloud guy walk into a bar..." -- but he hasn't figured out what the punchline is, yet. Mickos is the for...
05:09 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Hands On With The Sonos Sub
The Sonos Sub, not to be confused with the Five-Dollar Footlong, is a subwoofer that works wirelessly with the Sonos family of devices and adds considerable bass to any Sonos CONNECT:AMP, PLAY:5, or P...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Stanford Teams Up With Piazza, Apple To Bring Social Features To Its iTunes U iOS Development Class
With over 700 million downloads, Apple's iTunes U has been a massive success, but unlike other new online learning services like Udacity or Codecademy, it's missing a social component where students c...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch FBs Biggest Ecommerce Platform Payvment Lets Its 165K Sellers Instantly Buy Ads
The "Taste Graph" is Payvment's secret weapon. Facebook's top ecommerce platform has spent two years finding outwhat Facebook users Like and buy, and starting today its 165,000 merchants can use it to...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch FBs Biggest Ecommerce Platform Payvment Lets Its 165K Sellers Easily Buy Taste Graph-Targeted Ads
The "Taste Graph" is Payvment's secret weapon. Facebook's top ecommerce platform has spent two years finding outwhat Facebook users Like and buy, and starting today its 165,000 merchants can use it to...
04:47 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Evernote By The Numbers: 34M Users, 1.4M Paying, And The Relative Merits Of Different Platforms
Phil Libin, the CEO of note taking app Evernote, is sitting on a $1 billion valuation and plans for an IPO, and while it may be a while yet before it follows through on going public,today at LeWeb in ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Burst Raises $3.5 Million For Private, Family-Friendly Photo And Video Sharing App
When it rains, it pours. Another new arrival in the private social networking space is Burst, a mobile video and photo sharing solution designed for families- or really, for anyone interested in an ef...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Onefinestay Is Like A Super-Fancy Airbnb, And It Just Raised $12M
Onefinestay, a startup describing itself as "the world's first unhotel," just announced that it has raised $12 million in a Series B round of funding.The service allows people who are going out-of-tow...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Bluebox Raises $9.5M From Andreessen Horowitz & Others For A Stealthy, Disruptive Mobile Security Solution
San Francisco-based enterprise startup Bluebox has raised $9.5 million in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz, which saw participation from SV Angel, Sun co-founder and early Google investor AndyBechto...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Bright Unveils A Data-Driven Approach To The Job Search, Raises $6M
Startup Bright has already built a popular job board. CEO Steve Goodman says that over the past 18 months, Bright.com has attracted 8.6 million job seekers who have posted 2.8 million resumes. However...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch After Seed Labs, Cvent Snags CrowdCompass For $10M To Double Down On Mobile Event Apps
It's been an active seven days for Cvent, one of the largest event management companies in the world you've never heard of. The company, which offers web-based software for online event registration, ...
03:14 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Aaron Levie, Box CEO: We Should Have Bought Yammer
It was clearly meant as a joke. Yammer is, according to many reports, just moments away from a big acquisition by Microsoft, so on stage at LeWeb in London today my colleague Mike Butcher asked Aaron ...
03:14 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Zendesk Adds UK Government To Its List Of European Clients
Plenty of news coming out of Le Web London this morning. Aside from Box announcing a new London office to scale it's 15% annual growth in Europe, today we also have news that cloud-based CRM platform ...
03:06 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Hires European Kees Koolen As COO, To Help It Scale Globally
Car service dispatch company Uber has hired a European Chief Operating Officer, making the announcement today at LeWeb London. Kees Koolen, who scaled booking.com to $9 billion in revenue during his t...
03:01 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Codecademy Plans Global Code-Teaching Expansion With $10M From Branson, Milner, Kleiner, Index, Union Square
Codecademy, the New York startup that wants to teach the world to code, has capitalized on widespread interest by raising a second venture round of $10 million from top investors -- Kleiner Perkins, I...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Dropcam Launches Android App, Announces $12M In Series B Funding Led By Menlo Ventures
Dropcam has been busy. The video monitoring start-up just released an Android app that brings a better experience to the mobile platform. The new app is built natively for Android rather than using Ad...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch iRobot Introduces The $699 Roomba 790, The First Roomba With A Wireless Remote
The Roomba 790 is iRobot's smartest vacuuming robot yet. Complete with a redesigned look, the 790 features a host of swanky new features including a wireless command center that allows owners to steer...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch YuMe Adds A QuickStart Edition To Its ACE For Publishers Video Ad Optimization Platform
Video ad startup YuMe is working to make it easier for pretty much anyone to monetize their video content, without needing to know a whole hell of a lot about ad rates, inventory, clicks, impressions,...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Airbnb Hits Hockey Stick Growth: 10 Million Nights Booked, 200K Active Properties
It looks like Airbnb, the online marketplace for listing and booking short-term housing accommodations, has officially accelerated out of startup mode and into a full-on major business. The San Franci...
01:51 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Instagrams Systrom: Video Is Hard But Cinemagram Is Interesting; Also, Focus On Big Problems
Startups like Viddy and Socialcam are angling to be the Instagram of video -- that is, to figure out some simple way of creating, editing and sharing mobile videos, in a way that resonates with users ...
01:49 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Opens Its API To Flipboard, Users Will See Google+ Integration Soon
Google+ honcho Bradley Horowitz announced one more Google+ partner at LeWeb today, tablet news app Flipboard. Flipboard joinsHootsuite, Buddy Media, Context Optional,Hearsay Social, Involver...
01:38 pm GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch GrabCAD Now In 3D, Sets Sights On Being The GitHub For Mechanical Engineers
Whatever you think of Hollywoods current preoccupation with all things thee dimensional, in the world of mechanical engineering, 3D is definitely the way to go. But sharing those CAD-generated renders...
11:49 am GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch San Francisco Vs. Silicon Valley: Where Should You Build Your Business?
When Mark Zuckerberg left Harvard in the summer of 2004, he didn't move his fledgling company to the mountains, or the Gulf of Mexico, or San Francisco, he moved to Silicon Valley. Well, Palo Alto to ...
10:58 am GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Box Floats Into Europe, Aiming For 30% Of Its Cloud Business To Be There In 18 Months
The cloud-storage company Box is today announcing a new step up in its business: it is officially moving into Europe, opening an office in London to focus its efforts in the region, and help it in the...
06:07 am GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Will The Microsoft Surface Tablet Redefine Mobile Computing?
Microsoft just took the wraps off the all new Microsoft Surface. Even though the name is familiar this is an entirely new product. Simply put, the Surface is a Windows 8 tablet. But it seems so much m...
05:42 am GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With The Microsoft Surface, Inside And Out
We just had our first hands-on with the Microsoft Surface, the brand spanking new device which appears to be Microsoft's loud and clear answer to the Apple iPad, the MacBook Air, the menagerie of Andr...
05:14 am GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Advengers Assemble! Facebook Gathers Creative Council Of Agency Execs To Advise On Product
If Facebook is going to get its share price above water, it needs the support the ad agencies. So today it announcedthe Creative Council -- 14 agency execs that will provide advice, and Studio Edge, a...
04:53 am GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Nokias PureView 808 To Make Its U.S. Debut On Amazon, Complete With $699 Price Tag
Nokia US chief Chris Weber recently reaffirmed that Lumia smartphones will eventually get a helping of Nokia's impressive PureView imaging technology, but a new post on the Nokia Conversations blog po...
04:29 am GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch White-Label Security Firm White Sky Raises $7.5 Million From Prism VentureWorks, Trinity Ventures, And Intersections
White-label security software provider White Sky has raised a $7.5 million round of financing, as it seeks to staff up after landing major enterprise customers like AOL and Comcast. The round comes fr...
03:58 am GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Below The Surface: Microsoft Shifted Samsung LCD Product To Grab Name For New Tablet
At the bottom of the page for Microsoft's new tablet Surface, there is an odd little note: "Looking for the Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft Pixelsense? Visit www.pixelsense.com". Huh?It looks like Micros...
03:26 am GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch The Microsoft Surface, A 10.6-inch Windows 8 Tablet From Microsoft
"It embodies hardware and software working together. People want to work and play," Steve Ballmer said today amid much fanfare at Milk Studios in downtown Los Angeles. Microsoft has officially entered...
02:59 am GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Live From The Microsoft Event In Los Angeles
We're here at the Milk Studios in Hollywood for Microsoft's big mysterious Los Angeles media event. The off-duty actors and actresses are offering champagne flutes, the tech journalists are ignoring t...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise Perks Management Startup ChoicePass Acquired By Salesforce, Will Shut Down June 30
Corporate perk management platform ChoicePass has been acquired by Salesforce, according to a blog post on the company's website. As a result of the acquisition, the team will be joining the Salesforc...
02:11 am GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Sonos Lands $135M For Its Classy Wireless Home Audio Systems
Sonos, the developers of a sexy, high-end wireless home audio system, has raised $135 million in funding led by private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. Previous investors Redpoint Ventures and El...
01:52 am GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Why You Should Apply For The TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield
TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year, and Startup Battlefield (Click here to apply) is the very heart of the event. Some 30 companies, chosen from hundr...
01:05 am GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Klout: Weve Delivered 700K Perks Across 350 Campaigns
Do Klout Perks where brands can offer special goods and services to users with the right Klout scores work? Well, Klout is releasing some numbers suggesting that the program has considerable momentu...
12:22 am GMT - Tue, June 19, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Over 24% Of The Webs Top 10,000 Sites Now Use Facebooks Official Widgets
According to a new study by website monitoring service Pingdom, 24.3% of the top 10,000 websites in the world (as reported by Alexa) now feature some form of official Facebook integration on their hom...
11:47 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch WordPress Plugin SlideDeck Adds Multiple Content Sources And Custom HTML
SlideDeck is a WordPress plugin that's supposed to make it easy for publishers to add "content sliders" (basically a gallery/slideshow interface for browsing content) to their sites, and it's already ...
10:57 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Confirms Wi-Fi Connection Issues In Some Tegra 3-Powered One Xs
I can't imagine most U.S. HTC fans were glad to hear that AT&T's version of the One X would go without the quad-core Tegra 3 chipset, but now it seems as though they've dodged quite the bullet. E...
10:45 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Did Not Confirm Hyper-Local Mobile Ad Product, But Heres How It Would Target You
Facebook may one day let advertisers target mobile users based on their exact current location, but VP Carloyn Everson did not confirm that such a product is in the works to Bloomberg, Facebook tells ...
10:29 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Much Ado About Nothing: The Truth Behind Netflixs API Changes
Last week, Netflix made some changes to its API program and Terms of Use for connecting with it. Since then, there's been some confusion about what the changes actually mean for developers. That confu...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Knight Foundation Bets Mobile Sensor Startup, Behav.io, Is The Future of Journalism
"Our social networks are not Facebook," says Nadav Aharony, anAndroid project managerand one of the six winners of the Knight Foundation's $1.3 million in grants for media innovation. Instead of inten...
09:54 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Submittable Makes It Easy For Publishers To Manage Submissions
If you're a publisher looking for submissions (whether they're stories, essays, videos, or whatever), what's the best way to manage the process? It sounds relatively straightforward, but once those su...
09:43 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch The MacBook Pro Strikes Back (With Retina Power)
It was nearly two years ago that I said goodbye to my MacBook Pro. I loved the device, but the new MacBook Air was that good. My Pro which was only six months old at the time! seemed like total over...
09:35 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Mozilla Launches Thimble, A Web-Based Code Editor For Teaching HTML and CSS
Mozilla, the non-profit organization behind the popular Firefox browser, just announced the launch of Thimble, its latest project to teach more users how to build their own web pages. Thimble, which i...
09:26 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch DoubleDutch Debuts Pride, A Mobile-Only Yammer Competitor
Following its $2 million Series A this spring, enterprise-focused mobile startupDoubleDutchis today introducing a new app called Pride whose debutcoincidentally arrives alongsidereports that Microsoft...
09:15 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch OPA: iOS And Android Level In U.S. Tablet Market, Penetration 47% By 2013, $2.6B Spent On Apps In 2012
Apple has captured mindshare in the tablet market with its iPad, but when it comes to actual usage, in the U.S. it is actually neck-and-neck with its chief rival, Android, according to a new study out...
09:15 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Acquires Over 50 Patents From Magnolia Broadband
Google has acquired more than 50 patents from New Jersey-based fabless semiconductor company Magnolia Broadband. These patents, says Magnolia, cover "methods for increasing spectrum utilization (netwo...
08:57 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Scoops Up Face.com For $100M To Bolster Its Facial Recognition Tech
After about a month of speculation, Facebook has finally announced its acquisition of Israeli facial recognition technology Face.com. We’ve heard from multiple sources that the acquisition price...
08:57 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Scoops Up Face.com For ~$100M To Bolster Its Facial Recognition Tech
After about a month of speculation, Facebook has finally announced its acquisition of Israeli facial recognition technology Face.com.We've heard from multiple sources that the acquisition price was ar...
08:57 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Scoops Up Face.com For $55-60M To Bolster Its Facial Recognition Tech (Updated)
After about a month of speculation, Facebook has finally announced its acquisition of Israeli facial recognition technology Face.com.We've heard from multiple sources that the acquisition price was ar...
08:29 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Transparency Report: U.S. Content Removal Requests Increased 103%
For the last two years, Google has been releasing data about requests to remove content and hand over user data from government agencies around the world. Late last night, the company released the lat...
08:04 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Sincerely Ink And Brit Morins Weduary Team Up On Wedding Invites Collection
Sincerely, the startup behind photo and card-printing mobile appsPostagram,PopBooth,Sincerely InkandDotti, has partnered withBrit Morin's latest venture,Weduary, a service for designing social wedding...
08:02 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Snapguide Raises $5M From CrunchFund, Atlas And Index To Reinvent How To Guides
Founded by former Yahoo and Google employees Daniel Raffel and Steve Krulewitz, iOS app Snapguide is announcing a $5 million Series A raise this morning, from investors Atlas Venture, Index and Crunch...
07:22 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch One Firm Push: Hands On With The 4Moms Breeze Playpen
There used to be an old line, "Why is this on TechCrunch?" that lazy readers would toss with a tone like that of bored, obese potentates shooing away a particularly rancid piece of lamb proffered by a...
07:20 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Making Enterprise Push With SAFE Galaxy S IIIs
BlackBerrys may still be the corporate device of choice, but that won't be the case for much longer if Samsung has anything to say about it. Starting in July, Samsungs Galaxy S IIIs will sport the com...
06:54 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch TC Disrupt Winner UberConference Sees Major Update: Adds Instant Conferences, Chat & Evernote Sync
Only a few weeks following its TechCrunch Disrupt NYC win, UberConference, the service which aims to fix crappy conference calls, is out with its first major update. Today, the company is introducing ...
06:19 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Yapp Founder Maria Seidman On The Rise Of App Creation And Being A Pregnant Founder
Yapp has been around for a little over two months, offering consumers an easy way to create and publish mobile apps based around events. But the vision is much bigger than some conference or your week...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Online Ticket Sales Startup Eventbrite Passes $1 Billion In Total Sales
Eventbrite has become the go-to platform for selling tickets online. And it's announcing a major milestone to prove it today: It's sold more than $1 billion tickets in total. For Eventbrite, the miles...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Online Ticket Seller Eventbrite Passes $1 Billion In Total Sales
Eventbrite has become the go-to platform for selling tickets online. And it's announcing a major milestone to prove it today: It's sold more than $1 billion tickets in total. For Eventbrite, the miles...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Trippy Brings Its Social Travel Planner To iPad
Trippya social travel planner for web and mobile (and former TechCrunch Disrupt participant) is launching its first iPad application today to complement its current iPhone-only offering. The app, like...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch App Store Data Provider Distimo Partners With Interarrows To Take On Japanese Market
App store analytics firmDistimois announcing a strategic partnership with Tokyo-based digital marketing and internet data providerinterarrowsin order to launch a version ofDistimo'sservice in Japan. T...
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Accelerate Your Database: MemSQL Launches With $5M From Ashton Kutcher, Max Levchin & More
Last year, we introduced you to MemSQL, a plucky young Y Combinator alum that was building technology that would let developers give their databases a Nitrous boost, while simplifying application deve...
05:37 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Feel UX: Sharps Answer To HTCs Sense And Samsungs TouchWiz
Every Android device manufacturer has at one point or another pondered how to make their devices stand out in a crowded field of competitors. There are plenty of ways to tackle that question but Sharp...
05:02 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Celestica, A Canadian Manufacturing Contract Company, Parts Ways With RIM
Canada-based Celestica announced plans today to "wind down" manufacturing services for Research in Motion over the next three to six months. More details will come next month during Celestica's second...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Music Streaming App Songza Surpasses 1 Million iOS Downloads In 10 Days
Last week, music curation and streaming service Songza launched an iPad app to join their already-available iPhone, Android, and web apps. And over the course of the last ten days, the company's iOS a...
04:46 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Forget: TechCrunch Is In Philadelphia Tomorrow
Tomorrow we're invading Philly for an evening of networking, fun, and bacchanalian pleasure. Are you coming?Josh Zelman, Jordan Crook, Chris Velazco, and myself will be rolling into Philadelphia on Tu...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch SaneBox Targets The Email Overload Crisis At The Enterprise Inbox
Enterprise users get more than their fair share of unimportant email. To help this problem, SaneBox, a time-saving email product, is now targeting in the enterprise space. Two months ago, TechCrunch...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch SaneBox Now Has A Solution For The Enterprise Email Overload Crisis
Enterprise users get more than their fair share of unimportant email. To help this problem, SaneBox, a time-saving email product, is now targeting in the enterprise space. Two months ago, TechCrunch...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch ClickTale Brings Its Visitor Tracking Tools To The Mobile Web
Israeli company ClickTale promises customers a better understanding of what visitors are actually doing on their websites, through tools like visitor recordings and heatmaps showing mouse movements an...
03:56 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Nutmeg Raises $5.3M From Pentech, Tim Draper To Make Financial Management Less Stuffy
Nutmeg, the U.K. 'online investment manager' that aims to take the complexity out of financial products, has raised a 3.4m ($5.3m) VC round led by Pentech and Daniel Aegerter, the Swiss chairman of Ar...
03:24 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Video Services Provider Ooyala Lands $35M From Australian Telco Giant Telstra To Go Big Overseas
Back in 2007, Bismarck and Belsasar Lepe and Sean Knapp left Google with aspirations to revolutionize in-video advertising. Ooyala didn't quite revolutionize advertising, but it has found more than a ...
02:31 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Honestly Wins Pitch In Berlin Competition, As HackFwds Event Grows Up
Participants of the quarterly event Build organized by the European accelerator HackFwd usually stay in Motel One in Berlin, where Honestlybranded posters suggest guests leave anonymous feedback in ex...
01:57 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Social Olympic Ambition: A Dedicated Athlete Portal, But No Ads
A lot of Londoners (me included) and others have been fuming that they have been unable to get tickets to the London Olympics this summer but today Facebook unveiled a way that people like us, and mil...
01:57 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Social Olympic Ambition, Explore London 2012: A Dedicated Athlete Portal, But No Ads
A lot of Londoners (me included) and more have been fuming that they have been unable to get tickets to the London Olympics this summer but today Facebook unveiled a way that people like us, and milli...
12:38 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Look Who Called Sellfy Scores Angel Funding From Skype Co-Founder And Others
The startup talent in Estonia, particularly on the technical side, has taken on near-mythical status in Europe thanks to its association with the heady days of Skype. But as TechCrunch European editor...
12:38 pm GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Look Who Called Publisher Platform Sellfy Lands Angel Funding From Skype Co-Founder, Others
The startup talent in Estonia, particularly on the technical side, has taken on near-mythical status in Europe thanks to its association with the heady days of Skype. But as TechCrunch European editor...
11:54 am GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Can An Entrepreneur-in-Residence Give A VC That Extra Edge?
Octopus Ventures, which has been inside a number of early stage tech deals in the UK in recent times, has created a new position of entrepreneur-in-residence and appointed Peter Bance. Bance was forme...
11:39 am GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Assimilate UK! The British Music Industry Now Controls Your Internet
One by one the UK's ISPs are falling to a creeping censorship of the web led not by some secretive government organisation but by the UK's music industry in the shape of the British Phonographic Indus...
09:07 am GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Smoke Up: An Interview With The Creator Of The Ultracool Pax Vaporizer
If you enjoy smoking fine botanical products, including, but not limited to, tobacco, you owe it to yourself to check out the Pax by Ploom, a compact vaporizer with a spacious oven and a few features ...
07:44 am GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Mozilla Is Building A Simple iPad Browser Called Junior
Last week, Mozilla's Product Design Strategy team quietly announced a few new projects including something called Junior, a Webkit browser for the iPad with no tabs or search bars. Instead, it uses si...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Apply Now: Unreasonable At Sea To Embark On 100 Day Journey in 2013 To Change The World
What happens when you throw a bunch of startups, mentors, and wild college students on a boat for roughly four months? It's never been done before, so nobody knows.But on January 9, 2013, the first ex...
06:33 am GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Can I Sue You People? Troll Lawyer Sues The Charities The Oatmeal Supports
So here's a nice twist to the whole Oatmeal saga: the FunnyJunk lawyer who has been aggrieved by the Internet is now suing the National Cancer Society and the National Wildlife Federation.Yes. He's su...
05:10 am GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Thankfully, Software Is Eating The Personal Investing World
Liquidity fever is in the air in Silicon Valley. I felt this viscerally last month when a friend from Facebook came to me to talk investing.A talented engineer who has been at the company for more tha...
03:01 am GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Make Way For More Tech Investment: Index Raises Another 350M Fund
The economic signals coming from Europe are leading some to predict a big drop in startup investments up ahead, but that's not the message coming from one of the region's biggest VC firms. Index Ventu...
03:01 am GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Make Way For More Tech Investment: Index Ventures Raises Another 350M Fund
The economic signals coming from Europe are leading some to predict a big drop in startup investments up ahead, but that's not the message coming from one of the region's biggest VC firms. Index Ventu...
01:24 am GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Crowd-funded Robots Are On Their Way Says Mr China
There's nothing like a good conference to create opportunities for new deals, and F.ounders last week in New York was just such an event. Indeed, on the panel I ran about the international tech scene,...
01:10 am GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Sources: Microsoft And Barnes & Noble To Announce Tablet With Xbox Live Streaming Tomorrow
There's a ton of speculation around what Microsoft will be announcing on Monday in Los Angeles. Both the Wrap and ATD claim the event will showcase a Microsoft built Windows RT/Windows 8 tablet. Accor...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, June 18, 2012
Techcrunch Windows 8: Youll Absolutely Hate It At First (But Give It A Chance Anyway)
Windows 8 is, without doubt, Microsoft's most ambitious release in recent memory. It does away with a lot of what users have come to expect from Windows over the years. The iconic Start button is gone...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Techcrunch On Ubokia, Buyers Post What Theyre Looking For And Now Its Embeddable On Partner Sites
Looking for a cool new bike? Or a dress of a specific color and style? Instead of making you search for it, a startup called Ubokia lets you post what you're looking for, then wait for the sellers to ...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Techcrunch Zeebox Is Coming To Shake Up Social TV In The US: Heres What It Looks Like
Second-screen social TV app Zeebox is coming to the U.S. later this summer, after a successful run in the U.K. The app is the brainchild of Anthony Rose, former CTO of the BBC and a big driving force ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Techcrunch Grindrs Joel Simkhai Announces 4M Users, 1M Daily Uniques, And Weighs In On The Skout Disaster
I love Grindr, and not just because it's all about the gays. (Full disclosure: I'm super gay.) The reason I love Grindr is because it's one of the few location-based social networks to show sustained ...
08:01 pm GMT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Techcrunch The Rebirth Of Radio
Since Pandoras IPO a year ago, the online audio story has beensomething ofabroken record. Pure play audience numbers keep growing (Pandora's audience more than doubled from April 2011-April 2012) but ...
07:01 pm GMT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Techcrunch Does Auto Layout In iOS 6 Mean A Larger iPhone Screen Is A Done Deal?
The WWDC keynote came and went with nary a mention of a new iPhone, but that didn't stop people from ruminating about Apple's newest mobile juggernaut. Apple's brass spent much of their time on-stage ...
07:01 pm GMT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Techcrunch Does Auto Layout In iOS 6 Mean A Larger iPhone Screen Is Coming?
The WWDC keynote came and went with nary a mention of a new iPhone, but that didn't stop people from ruminating about Apple's newest mobile juggernaut. Apple's brass spent much of their time on-stage ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Techcrunch $200 Headphone Review Battle! Bowers & Wilkins P3 Vs Beats By Dr. Dre Solo
Two gadgets enter, one leaves. Its that simple. Welcome to the TC Gadget Review Battle where two competing products are pitted against each other. No wishy-washy conclusion based on an arbitrary numbe...
04:47 pm GMT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Techcrunch Denmarks Iconfinder Snaps Up $1.5M To Take On Google And Shutterstock, Uses SVs AngelList To Find A Danish Backer
AngelList has established itself as a go-to place for early-stage startups to connect with potential investors, and a recent deal underscores how its effect is not only limited to its home base of Sil...
04:46 pm GMT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Techcrunch Search and Social: How The Two Will Soon Become One
Bing and Google each recently unveiled its own new search interface, designed to better intuit your intent and help you get to the one best answer more efficiently. And theyve meet it ever more clear ...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Techcrunch Purported Xbox 720 To Cost $299 With Blu-ray Support, Kinect 2 And Virtual Reality In Time For Holiday 2013
The current gen Xbox may be a year past its halfway point but a purported "leaked" document dating back to August 2010 from a Microsoft presentation details the next gen Xbox 720 in great detail. Feat...
06:00 am GMT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Techcrunch A Deeper Look Inside Apples Secrecy And Its Sustainability
WWDC this past week confirmed that Apple isas strong as ever. The companys steady stream of new products and announcements are a good indication that its business as usual. But when will Apple face it...
03:04 am GMT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Techcrunch From TC40 To $10.1M In Funding And A $120M Acquisition, TripIt Tells All
It feels like only days have passed since TechCrunch Disrupt NYC went down, but as every season turns (turns, turns...) another Disrupt is on the horizon. Our San Francisco event will commence on Sept...
12:53 am GMT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Techcrunch Doo.net Lands Series A Funding To Organise Documents, Automatically For The People
[tc_5min code="517397013"]Paper continues to be a problem inside organisations. we just can't seem to get rid it despite all these computers. And organising it is annoying. Doo.net hopes to solve the ...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, June 17, 2012
Techcrunch Social Commerce, Pinterest And The Future Of Fashion Retail
Death of brick-and-mortar retailAndrew Chenrecently recommended avideoto me, which inspired this post. It's a keynote by Ron Johnson, the CEO of JC Penney and the man behind Apples retail revolution. ...
10:30 pm GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch A.R.O. Reveals Saga, An Ambient Companion That Watches What You Do To Make Personal Recommendations
We've just been given a first look at Saga, a new mobile companion emerging from Seattle startupA.R.O. You can think of Saga as Siri's little sister, perhaps. Instead of asking it questions or giving ...
09:05 pm GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Finally Ditches 50+, New and Old Tweets Now Show Exact Counts Of Retweets and Favorites
Tweets past, present, and future now show their exact number of retweets and favorites instead of showing "50+" if they pass that count -- a move that could promote vanity and competition on Twit...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch Target Practice
What Apple is signaling with its WWDC announcements is an adoption of this Netflix/iTunes streaming model to the technology business. Built on push notification and the intersection of Siri, Maps, and...
08:20 pm GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch Five Secrets Of Companies That Build Great Teams
As the name of a recent conference in San Francisco suggests, theres a war for talent going on right now. That shouldnt come as a surprise to anyone. Over the last couple of years Ive been fortunate e...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch Five Secrets Of Companies That Build Great Teams
As the name of a recent conference in San Francisco suggests, theres a war for talent going on right now. That shouldnt come as a surprise to anyone. Over the last couple of years Ive been fortunate e...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch The Way Things Work
Magic, they call it. And indeed we may add an appendix to that old saw: any sufficiently advanced, or sufficiently obscure, technology is indistinguishable from magic.You must know the story of the Me...
06:40 pm GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch Virgin Galactic Hits Milestone As Commercial Space Travel Rockets Toward Reality
NASA may not be sending anyone to Mars anytime soon, the exploration of space and beyond - though on a much smaller scale - is being spearheaded by folks like Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos. (Maybe yo...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch Notes From The Ebook Trenches
I keep a close and interested eye on the world of ebooks, and I'm pleased to report that it keeps getting weirder. British supermarket chain Sainsbury - who I worked for once, helping to program a new...
07:02 am GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch Aidin Finds $600K From General Catalyst & More For A Yelp For Continuing Care
Aidin, a startup that helps people find better continuing care after they leave the hospital, is announcing today that it has raised $600K from General Catalyst, HLM, Red Swan and a band of angels and...
04:15 am GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch #FailedTechBands Is Funnier Than Most Hashtags, Shows Genius Of Twitter Personalized Trends
"The Black IPs" lol. I follow nerds on Twitter, so rather than just the latest pop stars and sports games, I was delighted to see a nerdy hashtag in my Trending Topics. It's thanks to Twitter's new Ta...
03:51 am GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoos Mobile Sales Head Joins Ad Startup Drawbridge
Drawbridge, a cross-device ad targeting startup backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital, announced today it has hired Yahoo's former mobile sales head as its new vice presid...
03:51 am GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Mobile Sales Head Paul Cushman Joins Ad Targeting Startup Drawbridge
Drawbridge, a cross-device ad targeting startup backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital, announced today it has hired Yahoo's former mobile sales head as its new vice presid...
03:22 am GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch Fritz Lanmans Livestar Launching Soon, To Fill The Gap Between Foursquare And Yelp
It's been a little over a year and a half since wewrote about Fritz Lanman's departure from Microsoft, to build his own startup called "5Star." Well, now we're hearing that his startup, actually calle...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch From The Archives: Watch Yammers First Public Demo And Launch At TC50
Way back in 2008, Yammer made its first public appearance at the TechCrunch TC50 conference. David Sacks, who introduced himself as the CEO of Geni, not Yammer, gave an 8 minute demo of the new produ...
02:53 am GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga And CBS Are Working To Bring Draw Something To Primetime TV
So you wondered how Zynga was gonna make money off its $210 million acquisition of OMGPOP? How about this: Hit game title Draw Something will soon be at the center of a new primetime game show, accord...
02:40 am GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch EBook Revenues Beat Hardcovers For The First Time
The Association of American Publishers released a report today that shows that ebooks have beaten hardcover revenues for the first time. Ebook revenues topped out at $282.3 million YTD while hardcover...
01:53 am GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch Hardware Accessory Maker PCH International Acquires Design-Centric Lime Lab
You may have never heard of PCH International. But this Irish company makes packaging and accessories for some of the most iconic hardware products in the world. Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink! They make ca...
01:22 am GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: One Free Ticket To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt
TechCrunch Disrupt SF last year was a huge hit and we are all ready to do it again! Disrupt SF is coming up, quicker than we realize, and we are already starting to plan like crazy behind the scenes. ...
01:05 am GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch Top Facebook Exec Bret Taylor Leaving To Do His Own Thing, More Departures Could Follow
And so it begins: Facebook CTO and mobile guru Bret Taylor is leaving Facebook this summer, Kara Swisher is reporting, off to do a startup with Google App Engine founder Kevin Gibbs. Taylor confirmed ...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch Driving Loyalty: Offers Provider Bloomspot Reports 72% Customer Repeat Rate
Bloomspot, a local offers company launched back in 2010, is pulling back the proverbial kimono on its numbers in an effort to prove its business model works. Although sometimes lumped in with group de...
12:21 am GMT - Sat, June 16, 2012
Techcrunch Exit Interview: Nitin Bhatia On Sharepoint, Yammer, Leaving Microsoft And Joining NextDocs
Nitin Bhatia is an ex-Microsoft executive who just announced he'll be working at NextDocs, a Sharepoint-based compliance software company. Bhatia, a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology at D...
11:27 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Googles Chromebooks Account For Less Than .02% Of All Desktop Traffic
Google has been putting quite a bit of its weight behind its Chromebook initiative, but it's been rather quiet about how well these browser-centric laptops have been selling. Judging from the latest d...
11:22 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Cartoonists Lawyer Responds To FunnyJunk: The Oatmeal Will Not Cave
It's on now. Matthew Inman at the The Oatmeal has hired a crackerjack lawyer, Venkat Balasubramani, who sent a long and detailed letter to FunnyJunk essentially saying that their mothers should, in th...
10:01 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Hitwise: Google US Search Share Down 5% In The Last Year; Bing, Yahoo Gained
Google is still by far the most dominant search engine in the U.S., but in the last year it actually lost some momentum while Yahoo and especially Microsoft's Bing both saw increases, according to fig...
09:47 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Launches Auto-Captions In Spanish
Google's YouTube is slowly but surely expanding its line-up of supported languages for its auto-caption feature. Starting today, videos in Spanish will feature these automatically generated closed cap...
09:44 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Newly Published Samsung Patent Points To A Stylus You Can Talk To
If that microstylus just isn't cutting it for you, then you may want to see what Samsung has been mulling over. A recently published patent reveals some interesting new tricks that Samsung may be plan...
09:13 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Dwollas First FiSync Banking Customer Goes Live, Eliminates ACH Delays With Real-Time Bank Transfers
A major milestone for disruptive payments platformDwolla: the company has just switched on FiSync, its real-time money transfer system which aims to replace the outdated - and much slower - ACH proces...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch TheDatable Launches To Help You Discover The Singles In Your Social Graph
Even though it grew out of Facemash, Facebook has always been, by default, a dating site. With its portable social graph, an enormous user base and repository of images, and droves of social and inter...
08:37 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Making The Web Faster: CloudFlare Adds Support For Googles SPDY Protocol
CloudFlare, the fast-growing service that aims to make websites faster and safer, today announced this it starting to roll out support for Google's SPDY protocol on its network. For the time being, th...
08:32 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Woot Founder And Daily Deals Pioneer Matt Rutledge Leaves Amazon
Matt Rutledge, founder and CEO of Woot, and the grandfather of the daily deal, is stepping down from his position, two years after the website sold to Amazon.com. In an email sent to staffers, and sub...
07:37 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Learns To Drive On The Left, Soft Launches In London
Uber, the breakthrough car service app with big ambitions to do much more, is now making its way to international markets: today the car service company kicked off its London operation with a soft lau...
07:36 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung, Apple Walk Away With 90 Percent Of Smartphone Profits In Q1 2012, Says ABI Research
Despite the rapid growth of the smartphone market (41 percent YOY, to be exact), Samsung and Apple are the only smartphone makers really enjoying this growth. Combined, they took home 55 percent of gl...
06:46 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Post Pedophile Scandal, Habbo Hotel Is Opening For Business Again
Sulake, the developers behind the children's virtual world Habbo Hotel, is preparing to reopen its chatrooms once again after a week in which it was exposed for hosting inappropriate sexual content on...
06:39 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch The Aviator Travel Jib Could Be The Amateur Film Makers BFF
The cost of entry into the world of film is constantly dropping. A new Kickstarter project from Nice Industries called The Aviator is attempting to bring it even lower. The product is a portable, low-...
06:37 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Wants To Drive You To The Philly Mini Meet-Up
Next Tuesday we're invading Philly for an evening of networking, fun, and bacchanalian pleasure. Are you coming? Josh Zelman, Jordan Crook, Chris Velazco, and myself will be rolling into Philadelphia ...
06:34 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Apple iOS 6 Maps Ported Over To An iPhone 4, 3D Flyover Mode Intact
News that Apple's brand-spankin' new Maps app wouldn't have full functionality across all of their iOS 6-capable devices struck many as a major blow this week. Apple's known to keep flagship features ...
06:12 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch What The Heck Is A Grocery Store Doing Buying A Music Streaming Service?
One pint of milk, one loaf of bread, and a music streaming service. That will be 10.8 million.Yesterdays news that We7, which aimed to be the Pandora of Europe, has sold to the supermarket giant Tesco...
06:10 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch PopCap And Wooga Pull Games From Google+
Less than a year after the debut of gaming on Google's social platform, Google+, two game developers are pulling their titles. Bejeweled Blitz, a popular game owned by Electronic Arts' Pop Cap di...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Cisco Teams Up With Instructure To Move The Worlds Largest IT Classroom To The Cloud
The Cisco Networking Academy is the largest education program in the world you've probably never heard of. The Academy, which is Cisco System's largest and longest-running corporate responsibility pro...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Apples iAd Diaspora: Former Senior Mgr Mike Owen Now CRO At AdColony
Another former executive from Apple's iAd business has made a move to another mobile ad venture: Mike Owen, who had been a senior manager overseeing iAd's New York office, is joining mobile video ad n...
05:25 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Will Soon Be Done With Public Folders, But Existing Users Get To Keep Them
Dropbox can be a nifty service to have in your digital arsenal, but a new change to the service may make sharing files a little less straightforward. According to an email sent to developers who use t...
05:16 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Imangi Taps DisneyPixar To Launch Temple Run: Brave Ahead Of Movie Launch
Despite the fact that almost nothing happens but running, turning, jumping and sliding, Temple Run is one of the most popular games on mobile. In fact, in just a month on the platform the Android vers...
05:05 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon To Cut $50 Off The Fire, Release A 10.1-inch Model And New $199 7-inch, Says Report
Amazon is prepping a 7-inch $199 tablet for a third quarter release, reports Max Wang for Digitimes. Reportedly, this tablet will have better specs than the Fire with a higher quality screen and more ...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Hearsay Social Offers Fresh Content For Brands In New Content Exchange
Hearsay Social, a startup backed by New Enterprise Associates and Sequoia Capital, has tried to solve many of the challenges facing large brands that need to manage the social media presence of local ...
04:28 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Mail.ru CEO Starts $25 Million Fund To Spark Personal Robotics Start-Ups
Dmitry Girshin, CEO of Grishin Robotics, believes that robots - personal robots, not boring ones like the Mars Rover - are the future. "It has been very difficult to do something really big in robotic...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Social Aggregator RebelMouses First Week: 12K Sign-Ups, 8K Active Websites
RebelMouse, the social media aggregator founded by former Huffington Post CTO Paul Berry, launched a little more than a week ago. We missed out on covering it (apparently because Berry's email got los...
01:55 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch In UK Online Property Landgrab, Zoopla Signs To Power Listings For Lebedevs Independent + Evening Standard
Hot on the heels of completing its acquisition of Findaproperty last week, Zoopla is increasing its online real estate inventory once again: it will operate the property portals for the UK daily newsp...
01:55 pm GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch In UK Online Property Landgrab, Zoopla Will Power Listings For Lebedevs Independent, Evening Standard
Hot on the heels of completing its acquisition of Findaproperty last week, Zoopla is increasing its online real estate inventory once again: it will operate the property portals for the UK daily newsp...
10:05 am GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Focus Squarely On Europe, Mobile Payments Startup iZettle Gets $31.4M From Greylock, MasterCard & More
Just days after releasing an APIto integrate its payment platform into third-party apps, iZettle, known as the "Square of Europe" for its dongle-based iOS mobile payment system, has even more news: it...
10:05 am GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Focused On Europe, Mobile Payments Startup iZettle Gets $31.4M From Greylock, MasterCard & More
Just days after releasing an APIto integrate its payment platform into third-party apps, iZettle, known as the "Square of Europe" for its dongle-based iOS mobile payment system, has even more news: it...
05:40 am GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Goldman Sachs: Internet IPO Window May Be Closed Until After Labor Day
Goldman Sachs' co-head of investment banking for global telecommunications, media and technology Anthony Noto said tonight that he'd be surprised if there's another IPO for an Internet company before ...
05:12 am GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Let Them Eat Cake? Yammers Price Tag May Be About $1.4 Billion
Benchmark Capital general partner Bill Gurley tipped an interesting price point for a potential Yammer deal. He asked on-stage whether it was $1.4 billion to the co-head of Goldman Sachs' global telec...
02:59 am GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch After Raising $1.6M, SimpleReach Launches To Become The PageRank Of Social
Pivoting is a part of life for startups. But, generally speaking, most entrepreneurs aren't going to go out of their way to pivot right when their business starts taking off -- and finding paying cust...
02:58 am GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch To Fight Off Airtime and Google+ Hangouts, Facebook Tests Adding Video Call Button To Profiles
Desperate to increase video chat usage, Facebook is testing out a "Call" button on top of people's timeline profiles.I don't think I've received a Facebook video chat since Facebook partnered with Sky...
02:20 am GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Switchcam Raises $1.2 Million From Mark Cuban, 500 Startups, Turner Media Camp, And Others
San Francisco-based startup Switchcam has created technology that combines videos from multiple sources and allows users to watch concerts, political rallies, conferences, and other events from multip...
01:11 am GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Ethiopian Government Bans Skype, Google Talk And All Other VoIP Services
The Ethiopian government, Al Jazeera reports, has criminalized the use of Skype and other VoIP services like Google Talk. Using VoIP services is now punishable by up to 15 years in prison. This law ac...
01:10 am GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Out Of Africa A Whole MEST Of Startups Emerges In Ghana
Growing up as an adopted Korean boy in the cold climes of Norway, Jorn Lyseggen would have had no idea that one day he would be spearheading a technology renaissance in the sweltering heat of a West A...
01:06 am GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch New Memolane Features Help You Share (Online) Memories With Facebook Friends
Founder Eric Lagier is hoping to make his Internet time machine service Memolane more social today by allowing users to create shared "lanes" with their Facebook friends.The idea behind Memolane: Peop...
12:48 am GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Hoping To Avert Disaster, Facebook Pins Link To Security Tips Atop Every Users News Feed
Every single Facebook user is or will soon be seeing a link at the top of their desktop news feed asking them to"Stay in control of your account by following these simple security tips". The link lead...
12:48 am GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Asks Every User For Their Phone Number and Pins Security Link Atop Homepage To Prevent Disaster
Every single Facebook user is or will soon be seeing a link at the top of their desktop news feed asking them to"Stay in control of your account by following these simple security tips". The link lead...
12:48 am GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Asks Every User For A Verified Phone Number To Prevent Security Disaster
Every single Facebook user is or will soon be seeing a link at the top of their desktop news feed asking them to"Stay in control of your account by following these simple security tips". The link lead...
12:42 am GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch The Struggle
Every entrepreneur starts her company with a clear vision for success. You will create an amazing environment and hire the smartest people to join you. Together you will build a beautiful product that...
12:04 am GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch ComScore US Internet Report: YoY, Pinterest Up 4000+%, Amazon Up 30%, Android Top Smartphone & More
In a report being released today, measurement firm comScore says that unique visits to social networking sites have increased by 6% year-over-year. The company also re-confirmed that Pinterest remains...
12:04 am GMT - Fri, June 15, 2012
Techcrunch ComScore U.S. Internet Report: YoY, Pinterest Up 4000+%, Amazon Up 30%, Android Top Smartphone & More
In a report being released today, measurement firm comScore says that unique visits to social networking sites have increased by 6% year-over-year. The company also re-confirmed that Pinterest remains...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Kevin Rose On His New Gig At Google Ventures, What He Looks For In A Startup Founder, And More [TCTV]
Kevin Rose has been a familiar face in the tech scene for more than a decade now, in a variety of roles. All his gigs have been pretty unique from each other, but there has been a common thread: They'...
11:16 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch The Full Run-Down On All 13 Startups At TechStars NYC Demo Day 2012
The TechStars NYC Demo Day went down this morning, and thirteen new companies have officially come to market, ranging from a Pinterest for places, a social wireless MVNO, and a mobile workforce commun...
11:06 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Akkadian Ventures Raises $22M For Secondary Stock Purchases
Akkadian Ventures has raised a $22 million fund for purchasing stock in private companies from entrepreneurs, early employees, and angel investors.Secondary sales have had a higher profile recently as...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Skills Marketplace SkillPages Raises $9.5M Series B Round To Fund U.S. Expansion, Mobile Push
SkillPages, which helps people with useful skills to find those who need them, just announced that it has raised a $9.5 million Series B funding round. This new funding round brings the total investme...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Javelins Noah Doyle Unfolds an Intricate Mobile Mapping Ecosystem
"In the Studio" this week features a guest who had the presence of mind to invest in a new mapping technology about a decade ago, eventually joined the company as a senior executive, and oversaw that ...
10:12 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch PeekYou Pivots From People Search To Social Analytics With The Launch Of PeekAnalytics
Well here's a blast from the past. Remember when people search was big? Back before Facebook swallowed up all our personal data there were like, a dozen different search engines out there devoted enti...
09:45 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Carat: The Brilliant App That Increases Your Battery Life By Showing What Other Apps To Kill
"Kill Pandora - Expected Battery Life Improvement: 1 hour 50 minutes" This is what you'll learn from Carat, an incredibly useful free new iOS and Android app that's the first to give you personalized ...
09:32 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch AOLs Armstrong on Winning Proxy Battle: Time To Maniacally Execute
AOL fended off activist shareholder Starboard Value today, as all of the company's existing directors were re-elected to the board. All eight of them -- Tim Armstrong, Richard Dalzell, Karen Dykstra, ...
09:21 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch iPad Sees Small Drop, Nook Tops Kindle Fire In New Tablet Traffic Rankings
Web traffic from the Apple iPad saw a slight drop in early June, according to new data from the Chitika Ad network, whichanalyzed a sample containing hundreds of millions of impressions to arrive at i...
09:14 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Is This Mysterious Microsoft Press Conference About The Yammer Acquisition? (Update: Probably Not)
Wow, Microsoft just got exciting! We're hearing (like everybody else) that the company is in "serious" talks to acquire enterprise social network and our 410 Townsend Street neighbor Yammer -- for a r...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Benchmark Capital Invests $5.5M In thatgamecompany To Take Emotional Gaming Beyond The Console
thatgamecompany has made a series of critically acclaimed games for the Sony PlayStation 3, but with its three-title contract fulfilled, it's now looking to produce games for other platforms independe...
08:32 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Business-Focused Social Network XING Announces Dividend Of 0.56 Per Share; Total Payout Around 3 Million
XING, a social network for business professionals, is the latest to hop on the dividend train. The company announced this morning that, following a meeting of the XING AG Executive Board, the company ...
08:18 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch FuzeBox Launches A Powerful Video Conferencing App For The iPhone
FuzeBox has squeezed its online meeting experience into a new iPhone app called Fuze Join for iPhone.The company already has an iPad app that Apple named one of the best business apps for 2011. In fac...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch 500 Startups-Backed Bombfell Helps Nerds Get Stylish, For Just $69 A Month
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you know how horrendously unfashionable the folks in the startup scene are these days. Offices and coworking spaces from Sunnyvale all the way up to the city...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Pulse Goes Beyond Text, Launches New Video Channels With Over 30 Partners
Pulse, the popular free mobile news reader for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, just announced that it is adding more video to its platform. The company is launching over 30 new video channels on its p...
07:49 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Spun Out Of Evri With $3.5M From Paul Allen, SportStream Brings Its Social Sports Platform To The iPad
The Web is noisier than ever before. Content is being produced en masse, in realtime, making it increasingly difficult to separate the signal from the noise. Evri, the realtime content discover engine...
07:39 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Web Services Announces Price Cuts On Premium Support, Free Basic Support For All
Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing business run by internet retailer Amazon, today announced a revamp to its support offerings. The company cut the prices for its premium (paid) support of...
07:37 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Give Some To Get Some: Karma Makes Your HotSpot Connectivity Social
There's no such thing as pay-as-you-go with a mobile hotspot. It just doesn't exist. You pay for a monthly package, just like you would with a smartphone, and a chunk of it almost always goes unused c...
07:33 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Lua Organizes Any Mobile Workforce With (Duh!) A Mobile App
Lua, a company focused on enhancing communication and project management within mobile workforces, has just launched out of beta today at the Techstars NYC Demo Day. The software allows any mobile wor...
07:27 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Pickie Is A Personalized Shopping Magazine Based On Your Friends Social Mentions
Today at the TechStars NYC Demo Day, Pickie launched on to the scene. At its core, it's an iPad magazine that is totally personalized based on all brand mentions from friends and the people you follow...
07:22 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch 10Sheet Will Cut The Bookkeeper Out Of Your Financial Equation
One thing small businesses struggle with most is bookkeeping it's tedious, time-consuming, and it can be really confusing come tax season. Because of this, most folks turn to bookkeepers to do the di...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch PopTip Offers Real-Time Twitter Poll Result Tracking, Hashtags And Correct Spelling Not Required
More often than not, a crowdsourced answer is the right one. Just take a look at Estimize — the anonymous user base of 6,500 users is more accurate than Wall Street 67 percent of the time when e...
07:03 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Skype For Mac Update Brings Improved Contact List, Video Calls & Screen Sharing, But No Conversation Ads Just Yet
Skype just announced a new version of its Mac software which brings changes based on user feedback, including the return of the resizable contact list and improvements to video calls and screen sharin...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch The Climate Corporation Raises $50M For Big Data Driven Weather Insurance
Formerly known as Weatherbill, The Climate Corporation is announcing its $50 million Series C round today, led by new investor Founders Fund and followed on by existing investors Khosla, Google Ventur...
06:56 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch iOS 6 Includes Gay And Lesbian Couple Emoji
Now this is nice: Apple has updated their Emoji collection to reflect reality. They've added a lesbian and homosexual couple to the usual collection of goofy faces, monkeys, and weird skulls.The new E...
06:53 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Professional Photographer Creates ConditionOne, A 180-Degree Video Player For iPad, iPhone
Danfung Dennis is a war photographer. He's covered the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and was nominated for a 2012 Academy Award for his documentary, "Hell And Back Again." But he's ready to tackl...
06:52 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Its Not Just About Price: Nokias Elop Says Theyre Not Getting The Retail Traction They Prefer
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and CFO Timo Ihamuotila took to an early morning conference call to shed some light on the dramatic announcements that the company made today, and in doing so the pair let slip ...
06:50 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Better Late Than Never: Time Inc. Adds Subscriptions For Apples Newsstand
The dead tree publishing division of Time Warner announced this morning that its stable of magazines will now be available for subscriptions through Apple's Newsstand.That's right. You can now digital...
06:35 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Software Comparison Service CatchFree Acquires KISSinsights, Shifts Focus To Real-Time Customer Feedback
Web analytics company KISSmetricsis today announcing the sale of its web-based survey tool, KISSinsights to CatchFree, a former TechCrunch Disrupt participant and the maker of a socially-infused compa...
06:35 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch This Homemade Portal Video Is Pretty Darn Amazing
If you've enjoyed the game Portal in the past, you understand the allure of being able to open wormholes in space. Filmmaker Jason Craft decided he wanted to recreate that experience with his goofy fr...
06:31 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Wander Is A More Beautiful Yelp For All The Places
The best way I know how to explain Wander is that it's a love child between the information of Yelp and the beauty of Pinterest, but for all places.The idea is that you share places that are meaningfu...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Kurrenci Is Money For The Web With A Twist
Sometimes an idea is so out there that it's hard to even explain clearly without sounding like a crazy person. Kurrenci is one of those ideas.Kurrenci is money for the Internet. You "buy" Kurrenci (or...
06:12 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch iOS 6 Has Been Jailbroken
That didn't take very long. Just three days after being announced, iOS 6 has been, as the cool kids say, pwned by the Dev-Team with Redsn0W 0.9.13dev1. As hinted earlier this week the jailbreak doesn'...
06:10 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Classtivity Makes Sure Finding A Class Isnt More Difficult Than Taking One
Class. Most of us spend our entire teenage and early adult life trying to get out of it, only to realize that going to a class and learning something new is a walk in the park compared to a life with ...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Updates Kindle For iOS, Android And Cloud Reader To Support Comics, Childrens Books With Improved Readability
Until now, periodicals like comic books were only available to Kindle Fire owners but that all changes today. Amazon has made sweeping changes across the lineup to bring children's books, graphic nove...
06:03 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Marquee Makes Any Publisher Look Like A Page Layout Expert
These days, everyone can be a publisher. All you need is something to publish, and you can throw that thing on a Tumblr, a WordPress blog, or even publish it as an eBook. There are plenty of channels ...
05:55 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Bondsy Is A Social Network For Friendly Transactions And Trades
A new mobile social network of sorts has launched out of beta today at the TechStars NY Demo Day, looking to make transactions between friends a bit easier. Truth is, people have lots of stuff that th...
05:51 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Yelp Partners With Bing To Enhance Bings Local Search Pages
Microsoft's Bing is on a roll...in terms of new partnership announcements, that is. Today,BingandYelpare announcing a co-branded relationship that will bring Yelp's local business content to Bing's Lo...
05:50 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Square Doubles Users Accepting Credit Cards To 2 Million In Six Months
Apple Passbook? What Passbook? San Francisco's Square says it now has 2 million people and businesses accepting credit cards with the service. That's up from the 1 million figure it cited all througho...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Rewind.Me Lets You Explore Your Digital History, Then Rewards You For It
Technology is all about looking to the future, but with so many different virtual identities and social networks it's tough to keep track of who you've spoken with and where you've been. The Rewind.Me...
05:43 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Secret Agent Samsung: How The Handset Maker Kept The Galaxy S III Hush-Hush
Samsung pulled off a sort of miracle last month by announcing the Samsung Galaxy S III prior to it leaking. Admittedly, the specs leaked, but the final design was kept a secret until the official reve...
05:36 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch By Keeping It All Online, Moveline Helps Out Big-Time During Your Next Move
The moving industry is ripe for disruption. Customers currently have to get a salesperson to come out and visit the house, inspect belongings, and offer up a quote. To shop around, you'd have to repea...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T To Launch The $99, LTE-Capable Sony Xperia ion On June 24
Though an errant Google ad gave away some of the surprise a few weeks back, AT&T has just announced that the Sony Xperia ion will be hitting all of the carrier's sales channels on June 24 for $99 ...
05:28 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Smallknot Helps You Invest In Local Businesses
What do you get when you put an AIDS activist, an actor and two technologists in a coffee shop? An idea to make the world a better place. Their project, part of this year's TechStars, is called Smallk...
05:23 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Nuclear Fusion, 3D Printing, Biomedical Imaging: What Thiels New 20 Under 20 Fellows Are Attacking
The dropouts, the misfits and wunkerkinds. The young and the fearless. They come every year to Silicon Valley. And mostly, they have come on their own.Itwasn't until last year there that was a dedicat...
05:05 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Does 41MP In A Camera Matter? Nokias PureView Pitted Against The 4S, HTC One X
Several months Nokia broke the mold and stuffed a 41MP sensor into phone. Called the 808 PureView Nokia claims it has the best optics in the smartphone world. The initial test shots are great. But CNE...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Kobos Vox E-Reader Finally Gets Full Access To Google Play
The headline would make more sense if it read "Android Market Access," as opposed to "Google Play Access," but that wouldn't be technically correct thanks to the Android Market's rebranding. In any ev...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Sometimes Small Is Better: Bootstrapped Project Management And Collaboration Service Wrike Raises $1M
Usually, funding stories are about how much capital a company raised from its investors, but in the case of project management and collaboration serviceWrike, it's really more about how little the com...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Software Recruitment Giant Bullhorn Acquired By Vista Equity Partners For A Price In The Lower Nine Figures
Recruitment software giant Bullhorn is today announcing a new owner: it's been acquired by Vista Equity Partners in what TechCrunch understands is a deal the lower end of hundreds of millions of dolla...
03:46 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Incubator Tandem Raises $32M Fund From Verifone CEO, Playdom Founder & More
Tandem Capital, which claims to be Silicon Valley's first startup accelerator to focus exclusively on early-stage mobile businesses, is announcing today that it has raised $32 million for its second f...
03:32 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch TastemakerX Opens Its Music Stock Market To Everyone
TastemakerX, the startup that lets music fans get credit for discovering popular bands before they become cool, is opening to the public today.If this sounds like an app where your annoying music hips...
01:06 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Stock Down By More Than 10% On Massive Overhaul: Revised Forecasts, Exec Changes, Vertu Gone, Scalado Acquired
When it rains it pours at Nokia. The Finnish company today announced not one but four separate items of news -- a major strategy refresh with revised forecasts; a host of executive departures and seve...
12:56 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch New Version of Amen App Unleashes Its Location Data Goodness
'The best and the worst of everything' app Amen has hit 'one Million Amens' says the startups and is about to start releasing all the data its collected. The "Explorer Release" that is available on th...
12:56 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Hell Yes: Amen App Reaches One Million Amens, Upgrades With More Data Discovery
"The best and the worst of everything" app Amen, which lets users make simple votes on straightforward statements -- "amen" and "hell no" being the operative words --has now amassed one million Amens ...
12:20 pm GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Kippt Launches Collaborative Bookmarking App To Become The GitHub For Links
Last fall, Finnish designers Jori Lallo and Karri Saarinen soft-launched a simple bookmarking tool called Kippt that aimed to give users a more elegant way to store their information on the Web. At th...
10:13 am GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Opera Updates Its Desktop Browser, Adds Camera Support To Push The Native Web Experience
Two weeks after pushing through an update for its most popular browser, Opera Mini for mobile devices, Opera is turning its attention to its desktop product, with the release of Opera 12 for Macs and ...
08:57 am GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Kogan Hates IE7 So Much Its Imposing A Tax On All Shoppers That Use The Browser
Ruslan Kogan may not be a known entity in the U.S., but the Aussie entrepreneur is a pioneer of online retail in Australia and happens to be the country's wealthiest self-made person under the age of ...
05:22 am GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Court Denies Petition To Question Zuckerberg and Banks About Alleged Facebook IPO Fraud
Today a Texas court dismissed a petition asking for "oral depositions and requests for documents" from Facebook to determine if it defrauded investors in its IPO last month. The judge ruled that the p...
05:12 am GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Turns Its Tweet Firehose On For Saleforces Radian6 In New Enterprise Deal
As enterprise companies like Salesforce and Oracle continue to sharpen their social media services for enterprises, Twitter is locking arms with one of them in a strategic alliance. Radian6, the socia...
03:31 am GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Google Will Update Chrome For Apples New Retina Displays, Already Available In Canary Build
Apple's new MacBook Pro with Retina display definitely pushes the idea of what a modern screen should look like forward, but it also means developers will have to adapt their apps to these high resolu...
02:40 am GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins Files Legal Response To Gender Discrimination Suit, Denies Each And Every Material Allegation
Kleiner Perkins today filed its official legal response to the gender discrimination and retaliation lawsuit that one of its partners, Ellen Pao, filed against the storied Silicon Valley venture capit...
02:36 am GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Soundcloud Turns Up As An Expanded Tweet Partner For Audio
SoundCloud just revealed itself as an expanded tweets partner. SoundCloud's HTML5 widget will show up in tweets that contain a SoundCloud url. This means that Twitter cards will display a summary of S...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Passbook Could Be A Platform, Not Just Another Mobile Payments Rival
At this week's WWDC, Apple introduced a new application called "Passbook," meant to function as an organizer for all your passes. It supports store cards, gift cards and coupons out of the gate, repla...
01:30 am GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Exchange: A New Way For Advertisers To Target Specific Users With Real-Time Bid Ads
Facebook is testing and will soon launch Facebook Exchange, a real-time bidding ad system where visitors to third-party websites are marked with a cookie, and can then be shown real-time bid ads relat...
12:48 am GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Launches Expanded Tweets, Letting You Read News, Check Out Images, And Watch Video Inline
On the Twitter blog today, the company announced a new way that users will be able to get access to an expanded array of content from partners. The latest new innovation, Expanded Tweets, will let use...
12:40 am GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Another Revenue Stream For Flurry As It Works With Activision To Publish Mobile Games
So very much data. And what to do with all of it?San Francisco's Flurry has its mobile analytics in 190,000 apps on Android and iOS. Yet over the past five years, the company has moved from business m...
12:39 am GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch Updated My Xbox Live App Brings Android Into The Mix, Adds iPhone-Only Remote Control Feature
Microsoft threw some of us for a loop when they launched the Metro-fied My Xbox Live app for iOS late last year, as it was the first time Xbox Live support had officially made it to any mobile platfor...
12:20 am GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch With The ARK Challenge, Northwest Arkansas Gets An Incubator Of Its Own
It seems like there are tech accelerators and incubators popping up all over the place, spreading from major tech hubs like San Francisco and New York throughout the U.S. and internationally. But now ...
12:18 am GMT - Thu, June 14, 2012
Techcrunch iPad Keyboard Case Review Battle! The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Vs Belkin YourType Folio
Two gadgets enter, one leaves. Its that simple. Welcome to the TC Gadget Review Battle where two competing products are pitted against each other. No wishy-washy conclusion based on an arbitrary numbe...
11:25 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch White House Launches US Ignite For Next-Gen Broadband & Apps, Partners With Mozilla For $500k Competition
President Obama will sign an executive order tomorrow that will make the construction of broadband networks along federal roadways and properties easier and, according to the White House, 90% cheaper....
10:55 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Solar Mosaic Gets $2 Million DOE Grant To Build Out Crowdfunding Site For Solar Projects
Solar Mosaic, a startup that's aiming to be the "Kickstarter for solar projects," has been awarded a $2 million grant from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Sunshot Initiative.Solar Mosaic,...
10:46 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Concerned About Brand Image, HTC Will Steer Clear From Making Low-End Phones
With Android devices occupying nearly every niche, manufacturers are left with the odious problem of figuring how to give their products a fighting chance in a crowded market. Sometimes they lean on s...
10:46 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch How Tech Giants Are Playing The Icann Domain Game
Icann today revealed a list of nearly 2,000 top-level domain names that businesses and other organizations have applied to own. And while some of the applications are coming from the usual suspects am...
10:46 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch How Tech Giants Like Amazon And Google Are Playing The Icann Domain Game
Icann -- the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which oversees a host of Internet-related operations, including the assignment of domain names --today revealed a list of nearly 2,000...
10:20 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Clipping Virtual Coupons On The Go: RetailMeNot Launches Its First iOS App
The popular coupon site RetailMeNot launched its mobile site earlier this year and today, the company is launching its first native app for iOS. The new app allows users who don't like to pay full pri...
10:09 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch YouSendIt Now Lets Yahoo Mails 310M+ Users Easily Share Big Files
YouSendIt, the file transfer and business content collaboration service, has been trucking along of late, in spite of competition from plucky upstarts like Box. The startup has 98 percent of Fortune 5...
09:55 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Is Holding Office Hours On Our Southeast Meetup Tour: Reserve Your Spot Now
We're less than a month away from our Southeast Meetup Tour, where we'll hit Savannah, Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, and Greenville. It's sure to be a mess of fun and a total mess all at the sam...
09:21 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Patchy Response From Sites Aimed At Kids In The Wake of Habbo Controversy
In the wake of the disturbing news that teen site Habbo Hotel had hosted illicit and inappropriate content, the response from other sites aimed at teens and younger children has been patchy at best.Ye...
09:09 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile-Friendly Pet Locator PetHub Closes $1.3 Million Seed Round
Seattle-based startup PetHub just closed its seed round of $1.3 million from angel investors (including PetHub founder Tom Arnold's dad!) for a service that helps lost pets find their way home. The co...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Thismoment Raises $22 Million Series C Funding Led By Trident Capital For Social Brand CMS
Thismoment has mostly flown under the tech press' radar since it first launched its platform two years ago, focusing on building its client list of major brands and enterprise companies. But now that ...
09:01 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Developer Teaches RIMs PlayBook A New Trick: How To Run iOS Apps
For all its (largely software-based) shortcomings, RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook really isn't that bad a tablet, even if RIM ended up losing a fair bit of money on some of them. This past weekend, a user ...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Klout For iPhones Big Update Adds Search And +K Features
Today, the influencemeasuring startupKlout is rolling out a major update to its iOS application, which first debuted in April. The initial version of the app offered Klout users a handy way to keep tr...
08:27 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch The Singularity Is Near: NYU Student Builds A Robot That Builds Burritos
Hey, Internet. Come over here. You sitting down? Cool.So anyway, there's this thing I need to tell you about. No no. Over here. This tab. Stay right here.So this guy at NYU made something special. Are...
08:19 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Skype For Windows Now Features Conversation Ads
Skype just announced that it will now begin to show some of its users ads during 1:1 audio calls. These so-called "conversation ads" will only appear for users who don't have Skype credit or a subscri...
08:03 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch The #1 Grossing Game On Android And iOS, DeNAs Rage Of Bahamut, Has Almost Even Revenues From Both
Here's some promising news about Android monetization. DeNA says that Rage of Bahamut, which was the #1 grossing game on both Android and iOS yesterday, is earning about the same revenue per day from ...
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch RockYou Acquires Social Games Developer Ryzing, Moves to San Francisco
Social games company RockYou just announced that it has acquired developer Ryzing.The two companies had already worked together on the game Bingo by Ryzing the game has been available since early 201...
07:48 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Square Hires Former Salesforce SVP Sarah Friar As CFO, Now Processes $6 Billion In Annual Payments
Mobile payment service Square today announced that it has hired Sarah Friar as its new Chief Financial Officer. Until now, Friar was the Senior Vice President for finance and strategy at Salesforce.co...
07:39 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Shopcade Switches On Social Influence And Gaming Features
Shopcade's platform lets people earn rewards for recommending products to Facebook friends. So far so simple, and not entirely original. What's more interesting is that it's moving fast to scale up in...
07:04 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch New Daily Deals Industry Code of Conduct Tries To Stem Tide Of Bad Publicity
Groupon-style Daily Deals have had a mixed reception. For many consumers they can be amazing deals, and a great way for small businesses to grab new customers. For others it's a nightmare of good deal...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Twitvid Rebrands As Telly To Focus On Social Video Discovery
Twitvid launched in 2009, with the idea of becoming the "Twitpic of video sharing" on Twitter. But it's gone through a bit of a pivot over the last year. Last December, the startup relaunched as a des...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Verelo Debuts A New Take On Website Monitoring, Focuses On Site Health & Recommendations
A startup called Verelo is introducing a new type of website monitoring service, which plans to commoditizefeatures like uptime and performance monitoring, with plans to give away as much of those ser...
06:55 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Webcam System Models Your Movements And Emotions On A Lifelike Avatar
A new system created at Keio University will help add lifelike motion capture and emotion-sensing to apps, games, and design programs by scanning your face and body for cues. The system works on any P...
06:12 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Event Management Giant Cvent Scoops Up Seed Labs To Help It Go Mobile
In 2009, Todd Rogers and Rick Solner founded Seed Labs to turn their love of music festivals into an experience they could take with them on-the-go. The founders began creating mobile apps that would ...
06:08 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Moonstruck And More: Amazon Beefs Up Its Prime Instant Video Back Catalog With MGM Deal
Amazon has applied for 76 different names in Icann's new TLD scheme, with several of them pointing to the company's ambitions to keep pushing forward on its plans to enhance its video and entertainmen...
05:47 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch AT&Ts Updated Toggle Service Lets More Employees Use Their Own Devices At Work
AT&T revealed their intention to jump on the bring-your-own-device enterprise bandwagon with their business-friendly Toggle service last October, which thoughtfully allowed users to segregate thei...
05:46 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Minority-Focused Startup Incubator DreamIt Access Gets Renewed Investment, Will Continue For Two More Cycles
Startup acceleratorDreamIt Venturesis extending its minority-focused entrepreneur program DreamIt Access, thanks to a renewedcommitment from previous investor Comcast Ventures. Today, DreamIt announce...
05:43 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia May Sell Luxury Phone Brand Vertu For $200 Million
Nokia is reportedly in talks with a private equity group called EQT in an attempt to sell off its independent subsidiary, Vertu. Vertu, if you don't already know, is an ultra-luxury phone brand that o...
05:43 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia May Sell Luxury Phone Brand Vertu For 200 Million
Nokia is reportedly in talks with a private equity group called EQT in an attempt to sell off its independent subsidiary, Vertu. Vertu is an ultra-luxury phone brand operating independently within Nok...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Kanvess.com Will Print Your Artsy Instagram Photos For 25 Cents A Pop
Did you take a brooding Instagram photograph of a bike in a rain puddle and want to share it with your grandma? Well either tell grandma to pull up a chair and put on her reading glasses or head over ...
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Klout For Conferences: SponsorHub Starts Scoring Events Sponsorship Value
SponsorHub, an online marketplace for event sponsorships, is unveiling a new feature today that it's calling the SponsorHub Score. The company says the score is, yes, "like Klout for events" every ev...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Real-Time Messaging Startup PubNub Introduces Pulse To Facilitate One-To-One Communications
As developers add more interactivity to their apps, PubNub has emerged with a platform for sending out real-time messages and notifications without investing heavily in the infrastructure needed to su...
04:40 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch iFixit Tears Down The MacBook Pro With Retina Display, Deems It Nearly Impossible To Repair
The MacBook Pro with Retina Display is an impressive beast with a stunning screen and top-of-the-line computing innards. That said, it's about as repairable as a used stick of gum per iFixit. The alwa...
04:34 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Icann Applicants For New TLDs Revealed As Part Of Reveal Day: The Full List
A little bit of a song and dance today from Icann as it released the full list of businesses and other organizations that have applied for their own customized top-level domain names. The full list is...
04:17 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Disqus Revamps Its Commenting Tools: Faster, More Social, And Now With Article Discovery
Disqus is making Disqus 2012, the new version of its platform for managing comments and community, available to all of its publishers today.CEO and co-founder Daniel Ha (no relation to me) gave me a q...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Offers UK Companies 1k In Free Ads For Good Twitter Yarns
Twitter has offered business in the U.S. free advertising credits of up to $100 to promote its new ad small business ad push in that market, and now it is repeating the effort in the UK, with an even ...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Offers UK Companies 1k In Free Ads For Good Twitter Stories
Twitter has offered business in the U.S. free advertising credits of up to $100 to promote its new ad small business ad push in that market, and now it is repeating the effort in the UK, with an even ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch With A Beautiful New Redesign, Unroll.me Comes Out Of Beta To Roll Up All Your Junk Email Subscriptions
Unroll.me launched in private beta a few months ago to help end email fatigue -- specifically that which is linked to all the email subscriptions that users sign up for and forget about. That includes...
03:52 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Constant Contact Acquires Business Listings Startup SinglePlatform, Deal Worth Up To $100M
Email marketing company Constant Contact has acquired SinglePlatform, a startup that helps local businesses manage their online presence.The deal is for $65 million cash, plus a $5 million cash and eq...
03:20 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch With Obamacare Still In Play, GoHealth Lands $50M For Health Insurance Comparison Shopping
This month, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), deciding whether or not adults in the U.S. will be required to purchase...
01:46 pm GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch One Step Shy Of An IPO, Telco Friend Openet Picks Up $21M Series D Led By Japans NS Solutions
Waiting for the public markets to show a little more promise for tech IPOs,Openethas today announced that it's completed a Series D round of funding totaling $21 million:$16 million in equity funds an...
11:45 am GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch With Top Firms On Hand, Israeli-American Accelerator UpWest Labs Debuts Its Second Class
At Aol's offices in Palo Alto this evening, UpWest Labs pulled back the curtain on its second batch of startups. While the accelerator is open to companies of all breeds, be they advertising, mobile, ...
10:36 am GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Europes Square, iZettle, Goes One Step Further: Launches API To Integrate Payments Into Apps
iZettle, the "Square of Europe" that has been rolling out its dongle-based mobile payments service in Scandinavia and is currently trialling in the UK, is now extending its service once again: it's la...
08:46 am GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Owning Your Content In Search: Google Now Makes It Easier To Link Your Website To G+
Last year, Google announced an initiative to give authors on the Web greater ownership over their content and more visibility in search. Unfortunately, up to this point, the authentication process has...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Wants To Automate Your Phone With NFC-Equipped TecTiles
Samsung has a handful of NFC-equipped phones, like the Galaxy S II and III, and the Galaxy Nexus, but little has been done to put the technology to use. Sure, there's Google Wallet and other mobile pa...
06:39 am GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch JoyTunes Wants To Teach You To Play Real Instruments With Interactive Video Games
Today at the LAUNCH Education Conference in Mountain View, an Israeli startup named JoyTunes showed off the work its been doing in an exciting and active space: The convergence of music education and ...
05:16 am GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Confirmed: Waze And Others Contributing To Apples iOS 6 Maps Crowd Sourced Traffic Data
Shortly after yesterday's Apple WWDC keynote there was plenty of chatter amongst the pundits, journalists and developers about which apps Apple had screwed over with iOS 6.In particular is the turn-by...
04:19 am GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Cruiser Raises $6M From ONSET Ventures To Help Companies Get Their Cloud Costs Under Control
It seems like everyone is moving their IT into the cloud, but very few organizations have a real good sense of how much money they're actually spending there -- or how much money they could be saving ...
04:02 am GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Placecasts ShopAlerts Platform For Geofenced Offers Hits 10M Active Users
Mobile advertising company Placecast says that there are now 10 million active users on its ShopAlerts platform.To be clear, many of those people probably don't think of themselves as ShopAlerts users...
03:52 am GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter, Facebook, and Airtime Are Waging War Against The Internets Stupidity
The Web is overrun with dumb hashtags, chart-topping fart apps, and guys just waiting to show you their d*cks. But with this week's launch of Twitter's Tailored Trends, Facebook's App Center, and Airt...
02:29 am GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Watch This Happy, Happy Man Refurbish An Old Apple II
This charming man, Todd Harrison, bought a used Apple II and some drives from Ebay and did what any self-respecting geek would do: he gave them the attention and respect they deserved, cleaning all th...
02:10 am GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Metal Parts Hidden Inside A Hard Drive Casing: The New Rickrolling?
A man in China bought a Samsung hard drive for about $35 on Taobao. He opened it up, plugged it in, and found that it wasn't showing the full storage capacity on his computer. A few minutes later, he ...
02:04 am GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Birchbox Turns To Advertising Birchbox MenIn The Womans Birchbox
Birchbox Men launched in early April. The service promised to deliver the same sort of goodies as the woman's Birchbox, just with a male theme. As Kim-Mai wrote at the time, this could include four to...
01:44 am GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch General Catalyst Joins SV Angel, Andreesen And Yuri Milner To Invest In The Y Combinator Start Fund
The Start Fund, the consortium of top investors who are backing all Y Combinator companies, has a new partner: General Catalyst. The storied venture firm has already been busy expanding into Silicon V...
01:44 am GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch General Catalyst Joins SV Angel, Andreessen And Yuri Milner To Invest In The Y Combinator Start Fund
The Start Fund, the consortium of top investors who are backing all Y Combinator companies, has a new partner: General Catalyst. The storied 12-year-old venture firm has already been busy expanding in...
12:20 am GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Chrome Web Store Adds Section For Offline Apps And More In-Depth Stats For Developers
Google just announced that it is adding a few interesting new features to its Chrome Web Apps store. The company's store for free and paid web-based apps and browser extensions, which is featured prom...
12:01 am GMT - Wed, June 13, 2012
Techcrunch Velti Mobile Ad Report: iOS Pulls Way Ahead of Android, iPod Touch Beating iPad
After spending last year engaged in a "tug-of-war" with Android over mobile ad impressions, iOS has been building a big lead in the past few months, according to a new report from mobile marketing com...
11:28 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch ZURB Acquires Design Database And Community Pattern Tap
Interactive design and strategy firm ZURB today announced that it has acquired Pattern Tap, "a place where designers can find inspiration and study patterns of user interaction." ZURB, which has relea...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch More iOS 6 Features: New Privacy Settings, Share Widgets, Revamped Store Apps & More
Yesterday, Apple revealed the latest version of its iOS operating system, iOS 6, which promises over 200 new features. On stage, Apple presented a subset of these, touting new additions like an improv...
10:12 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch DIY Electronic Bike Shifter
WHy ride like the rest of humanity when you can turn your bike into a robo-shifting supermachine? This Instructable by programmer and maker Nabil Tewolde shows us how to create a push-button-controlle...
10:10 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia U.S. Head Confirms PureView Imaging Tech Is Headed To Future Lumia Phones
The charmingly chunky PureView 808 was the first to sport Nokia's impressive new imaging technology, but it (thankfully) won't be the last. In a brief video interview with HowardForums, Nokia US Presi...
09:59 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Kytephone Officially Launches App To Turn Android Phones Into Kid-Safe Devices
Kytephone, the mobile app that transforms Android smartphones into kid-safe devices, is officially making its public debut today. The startup had previously been in beta, following its reveal at this ...
09:41 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Launches Tailored Trends Based On Your Location And Who You Follow
Twitter just announced that it will now personalize its trending topics section based on your location and who you follow. This update, says Twitter, will ensure that the trending topics list will now...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Siris Nemesis Evi Relaunches, Recruits Berkowitz From Wolfram Alpha, Opens US Office
We saw what happened yesterday with the Siri announcements from Apple. Clearly they see it as core to their strategy and its deep integration inside iOS reflects its increasing importance. Plenty of o...
09:21 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Hipmunk Raises $15M Series B, Promises Big Product Improvements
My favorite travel site Hipmunk just announced that it has raised $15 million in a Series B round of funding.The round was led by Institutional Venture Partners, and IVP parter Todd Chaffee will be jo...
09:20 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Drag-And-Drop Mobile App Builder Tiggzi Makes Building Native And Web Apps Easier, Adds SMS and mHealth Plugins
We first wrote about Tiggzi, a DIY mobile app maker that gives you far more flexibility than most of its competitors, when it launched its public beta a few weeks ago. Since then, the service, which w...
09:04 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch CakeHealth Launches Version 2.0 For A New Look And Feel To The Mint.com For Health Insurance
CakeHealth, the online tool for managing and tracking healthcare expenses, is rolling out a completely rebuilt and redesigned version of its web app today.The San Francisco-based CakeHealth first debu...
09:03 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch 12Society: A Lifestyle Site Curated & Co-founded By Stars Like Nick Cannon, Nas And Tim Lincecum
Since announcing its private beta in March, 12society has been in stealth mode, quietly building a star studded roster of co-founders and curators, one that now includes LA Clipper and Rookie Of The Y...
08:06 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Targets 16.6% Of The Web On WordPress With New Easy-Install Social Blog Widgets
Facebook continues its march across the Internet with the release of its Like button, recommendation feed, comments box and other social plugins as Wordpress.org and Wordpress VIP widgets.There's also...
07:50 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch To Be Clear, Siri Is Not Coming To The iPhone 4 Or iPad 2
It's understandable why you might have been confused. Apple made Siri's expansion about as clear as mud yesterday at Apple's WWDC keynote. She learns more, moves to the iPad, gets all kinds of new int...
07:50 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch To Be Clear, Siri Is Not Coming To The iPhone 4 Or iPad 2 (Update)
It's understandable why you might have been confused. Apple made Siri's expansion about as clear as mud yesterday at Apple's WWDC keynote. She learns more, moves to the iPad, gets all kinds of new int...
07:41 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch That Was Fast: iOS 6 Developer Beta Has Already Been Jailbroken
Apple's Scott Forstall officially introduced the world to iOS 6 less than 24 hours ago, and already it seems like an intrepid hacker has managed to jailbreak it.MuscleNerd (of iPhone Dev Team fame) an...
07:16 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Songkick Finally Gets Around To An Android App, Claims No.2 Spot Behind Ticketmaster
Music startup Songkick, which tracks your favourite bands and tells you when they are gigging, has gotten plenty of traction on the Web and on iOS. But a missing link in the platform play has been And...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Still Has It
There will be plenty of bits spilled over the next few days about whether Apple is going extinct, whether Jobs' touch was integral to the Apple experience, and whether this was "The.Worst.Keynote.Ever...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch eCommerce Recommendation Site Uncovet Wants To Own The Style Graph
Uncovet is launching to the public today as a recommendation engine for offbeat clothing and design items. Founder Heather Lipner tells me that the larger play is using data received from purchases an...
06:58 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Is The Next Big Game Company In The Middle East? Peak Hits 9.5M DAU, Revenue Up 600% Since Jan. 1
Over the last several months, the biggest Western social gaming companies have been making moves, and attracting attention as a result. Japanese gaming giant GREE bought Funzio for $210 million to hel...
06:57 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Layar Launches Stiktu, An AR App To Graffiti The Real World
Layar, the startup which is one of the few to really power ahead with Augmented Reality applications, recently revealed it's well-thought out business model after a long period of scaling the app's us...
06:17 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Bing Adds Qwikis Multimedia Presentations To Its Search Results
Qwiki seems to be spreading. Last month, it announced a new Creator platform for publishers and bloggers that's already being used by ABC News and others. Now it's announcing a partnership with Bing.T...
06:09 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Over A Year Later, Amazon Cloud Player Finally Arrives On iPhone
It's been over a year since Amazon debuted its cloud-based music storage and streaming application, Amazon Cloud Player, and today the app is finally arriving on iOS. This morning, Amazon announced Cl...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch The Instagram Of Social Publishing? Belgian Checkthis Moves To NYC, Gets A $910k Seed Round From Lerer, SV Angel, Index + More
Twitter may be synonymous with the term "microblogging" but a new service launching in beta today brings a new chapter for the medium that could just find a niche in today's distracted, busy world. Ch...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Money Management App Lemon Launches Digital Wallet, Closes $8 Million Series A
Lemon.com, the company behind the handy cloud-based receipt organizer and spending tracker mobile app, has now expanded its platform to include digital wallet functionality. And it has just landed an ...
05:07 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Yext Raises $27M More At A $270M Valuation
Yext, a company that helps local businesses synchronize their listings across 50 different sites, just announced that it has raised $27 million in Series E funding.Yext did not provide a valuation, bu...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch InfoArmy: Jigsaw Founders New Startup Tackles Competitive Intelligence
Jim Fowler has already disrupted one industry by launching Jigsaw, the crowdsourced contact database that was acquired by Salesforce.com for $175 million (higher than initially reported thanks to earn...
04:23 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Trouble At Habbo Hotel: Balderton Dumps 13% Stake In Owner Sulake Over Dodgy Child Content
Top European VC firm Balderton today has confirmed that it is ditching a 13 percent stake in Finnish social networking and virtual world company Sulake, creators of Habbo, after the youth-oriented sit...
04:23 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Trouble At Habbo Hotel: Balderton Dumps Its 13% Stake Over Dodgy Child Content [Updated]
Top European VC firm Balderton today has confirmed to TechCrunch that it is ditching a 13 percent stake in Finnish social networking and virtual world company Sulake, creators of Habbo, after the yout...
04:22 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon Intros Share Everything Plans: Unlimited TalkText And Shared Data For Up To 10 Devices
Verizon Wireless today announced the addition of Share Everything plans. They're essentially family plans, allowing you, mom, dad, and big or little brother or sister to share from a pool of unlimited...
04:10 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Flurrys New Ad Analytics Service Will Reveal The Effectiveness Of Mobile Ad Networks
Mobile app measurement and advertising platform Flurry is expanding its product lineup with a new service that will allow app marketers the ability to track theeffectivenessof their mobile ad campaign...
12:49 pm GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Roqbot Raises $1.2M From Google Ventures & More To Turn Your Smartphone Into A Social Jukebox
Sometimes finding a solution to those little annoyances in life can turn into a big business. Take Roqbot, a virtual jukebox solution that lets users crowdsource music in bars, cafes and stores. Frust...
11:46 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch New Ebook Player? UK Supermarket Giant Sainsburys Buys HMVs 64%b Stake In Anobii For 1
A sudden, but perhaps unsurprising, bit of e-book M&A today in the UK: the music and entertainment company HMV is selling its 64 percent stake in e-book retailer Anobii to the supermarket chain Sa...
11:46 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch New Ebook Player? UK Supermarket Giant Sainsburys Buys HMVs 64% Stake In Anobii For 1
A sudden, but perhaps unsurprising, bit of e-book M&A today in the UK: the music and entertainment company HMV is selling its 64 percent stake in e-book retailer Anobii to the supermarket chain Sa...
10:50 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify App Soundrop Tunes Into First Investment: $3M From Spotify Lead Backer Northzone
Spotifys move last yearto open its platform to other apps has created more stickiness for its streamed music services. Now, one of the startups based around that idea has found some traction of its ow...
09:09 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch PwC: Entertainment & Media Spend Was $1.6 Trillion in 2011; Will Rise To $2.1T By 2016 With Digital Leading Growth
Global spend on entertainment and media services, according to a new Global Media and Entertainment Outlook report out from PwC, will reach $2.1 trillion by 2016, from $1.6 trillion in 2011. But the c...
08:15 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch LightSpeed Raises $30M From Accel To Help Retailers Serve Tech-Savvy Shoppers
LightSpeed, a company promising to help physical retailers adapt to the digital age, has raised $30 million in Series A funding from Accel Partners.This is one of those investments where Accel finds a...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Adobe Connect Adds SiteCatalyst Integration, Collaboration Features For Tablets And Smartphones
Adobe has announced that it is improving its cloud collaboration and web conferencing software, with the launch of Adobe Connect 9. The new version of the software, which is expected to be available i...
07:46 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch TCs Writer Roundup Of Apples WWDC 2012 Keynote [TCTV]
Still have an appetite for some more talk about Apple's WWDC keynote? Ha, just kidding, of course you do! It's like Jello. There's always room for more.We at TechCrunch couldn't get enough either, so ...
06:06 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Power Nap Is Basically Microsofts Windows SideShowConnected Standby
Isn't Power Nap an awesome new feature of OS X? It is if you're a Mac user but to Windows users, it's old news. If you missed the news, Power Nap allows your Mac to keep up to date while in sleep mode...
05:33 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch No More Wall Wart: Apple Reveals New Airport Express Base Station
Apple isn't always so forthcoming with certain product announcements. I guess it's their version of an Easter Egg? Like the Mac Pro update and death of the 17-inch MacBook Pro, they also updated the A...
04:57 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Beyond The Press Release: PR Newswire Launches Agility Dashboard
PR isn't dead (as some pundits like to claim), but it is changing. PR Newswire (a.k.a. "the site that I use to search for press releases") is responding to those changes by launching a new product cal...
04:39 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch TheOatmeal Fights Back Against Troll Lawyer
TheOatmeal is a great web comic featuring funny birthday cards, wacky bear sex, and other merriment. It's drawn by Matthew Inman and is great. Now, however, it's the target of a decidedly odd - and fu...
04:31 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Just A Friendly Reminder Of Our Brotherly Love: TC Is Hitting Philadelphia On June 19
It's always sunny in Philadelphia, but even so, the sun should shine a bit brighter once TC heads to town. John Biggs, Chris Velazco and I are more-than excited to be visiting the city of brotherly lo...
03:37 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Elegy For Ping
Before we start getting even deeper into our analyses of which startups and products Apple killed today with its iOS 6 and other announcements, we should all remember that it basically tried to build ...
03:35 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Roadtrippers Helps You Plan Your Summer Road Trip, Lands $250k Seed Round
If you're planning the great American road trip this summer, here is a new site that can help you get the most out of your time. Roadtrippers, which also just secured its first round of seed funding, ...
03:13 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Elegy For The iPad One
Apple today announced that it will be discontinuing latest OS support for the Original iPad (in addition to the third generation iPod), striking a blow to pretty much every tech writer on earth who do...
02:59 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook and Twitter Sharing Through Apple Notifications Could Make Us Egotistical
Why read about someone else when you could write about yourself? Soon the"Tap to post" to Facebook and Twitter buttonsannounced at WWDCtodaywill appear in iOS and OS X Mountain Lion's Notifications ce...
02:58 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Rutberg: 2012 Mobile Exits Tally At $6.5B So Far. More To Come, Mainly In The Form Of M&A, Not IPOs
2011 was an impressive year for mobile exits: according to investment bank Rutberg & Co. it topped out as the biggest-ever for mobile IPOs and acquisitions: $15.5 billion in total transactions, 63...
02:42 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Early Stage VC Bullpen Capital Raising $35 Million For New Fund, Filing Says
Bullpen Capital, the Silicon Valley-based early stage venture capital firm, is raising $35 million for what appears to be its second fund, according to regulatory documents filed today with the Securi...
02:36 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Love Em Or Hate Em, These Are The Top 5 Features Of iOS 6
iOS 6 is chock-full of new stuff, with over 200 new features. Some are minor, like Mail VIPs which probably should have been implemented a long time ago, and some are pretty intense, like a brand new ...
01:50 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Behold & Drool: Pictures Of The Retina MacBook Pro
It's simple really. The new MacBook Pro with the "Retina" display is something you have to see to believe. Perhaps you were watching the live coverage of the keynote today and thinking it's not a big ...
12:52 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Goodbye To Google Maps With Street View, Hello To Apples New Maps With 3D Flyovers
Outside of search, the closest tie between Apple and Google so far was the deep integration of Google Maps in its products. That radically changed today, though it's worth noting that the announcement...
12:52 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch CellScope Nabs $1M From Khosla Ventures To Turn Your Smartphone Into A Microscope
Founded in the mobile microscopy lab at UC Berkeley, a young startup called CellScope is on a mission to turn your smart, mobile devices into a microscope, giving parents the ability to perform easy, ...
12:37 am GMT - Tue, June 12, 2012
Techcrunch Which Apps Got Screwed By iOS 6?
Today's keynote at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference highlighted a number of new features that the company has added to its mobile operating system. And while a number of updates will make life e...
11:46 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch The Apple Store Is Back Up, With New MacBook In Tow
It was a big day for Apple at the WWDC, as Apple announced iOS 6, a new MacBook Pro, cross-platform iMessage, its Google Maps competitor, oh, and a whole host of Siri updates that are seeing the iPhon...
11:46 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch The Apple Store Is Back Up, With New MacBook Pro, Air In Tow
It was a big day for Apple at the WWDC, as Apple announced iOS 6, a new MacBook Pro, cross-platform iMessage, its Google Maps competitor, oh, and a whole host of Siri updates that are seeing the iPhon...
11:36 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Quietly Kills The 17-inch MacBook Pro
Talk of the 17-inch MacBook Pro was strangely missing during Apple's WWDC keynote today. But apparently there's a good reason for it. Apple just axed the 17-inch MacBook Pro. Good night, sweet giant. ...
11:34 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Announces Minor Mac Pro Updates
Apple just announced an updated Mac Pro with with a processor bump to 3.06GHz Intel Xeon X5675 and an ATI Radeon 5770 or 5870 graphics card. Dual solid-state drives round out the package as well as Fi...
11:29 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Quietly Releases The Rear-Covering iPad Smart Case
As it turns out, not every new addition to Apple's product lineup got a mention on-stage at the Moscone Center today. The Apple Store website is slowly coming back to life, and with it comes a new Sma...
11:27 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch First Pics Of The Redesigned MacBook Pro
Apple unveiled the next generation of the MacBook Pro today. Encased in a thinner chassis, this MacBook Pro is a serious machine with a Core i7 CPU, a retina display and reported seven hour battery li...
10:54 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch With Flyover 3D Rendering And Yelp And Siri Integration, Apple Maps Makes Google Maps Look Like Childs Play
Are you listening Mountain View? We all knew it was going to happen, but Apple just launched its own, stunning Maps product, with “Flyover” or Apple’s incredible new 3D maps display....
10:54 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch With Flyover 3D Rendering And YelpSiri Integration, Apple Maps Makes Google Maps Look Like Childs Play
Are you listening Mountain View? We all knew it was going to happen, but Apple just launched its own, stunning, Maps product, with "Flyover" or Apple's incredible new 3D maps display which quite hones...
10:50 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Announces New PassBook App To Store Movie Tickets, Retail Cards, And Boarding Passes
Apple just announced a new iOS app called PassBook that aims to store all of your "passes" a category that includes boarding passes, store cards, and movie tickets.The idea is to create one app that ...
10:47 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Dawn Of The Mac Button? Siri Comes To BMW, GM, Land Rover, Audi, Toyota, Honda & More
Siri is getting a whole mess of new updates, and she looks to be a whole lot smarter than she used to be. Beyond her ability to open apps and arrival on the iPad, soon Siri will also be your co-pilot ...
10:47 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch With iOS 6, The iPhone Even Becomes A Better Phone
Good news for those of you who actually use your iPhone to, oh, let's say, make phone calls, perhaps? Apple just announced that the iPhone's phone app is getting a major update with the new version of...
10:47 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch With iOS 6, The iPhone Becomes An Even Better Phone
Good news for those of you who actually use your iPhone to, oh, let's say, make phone calls, perhaps? Apple just announced that the iPhone's phone app is getting a major update with the new version of...
10:41 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Safari On iOS 6 To Feature Offline Reading Lists, Smart App Banners, Photo Uploads & iCloud Tab Syncing
Apple announced some major updates to Safari on its upcoming iOS 6 mobile operating system today. Safari, for example, now lets you sync tabs between different machines using iCloud. Instead of those ...
10:27 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Now Available Cross-Platform, iMessage Has More Than 140M Users, With Over 1B Messages Sent Per Day
A little over a year after it's debut, Apple's Scott Forstall revealed today that Apple's SMS killer iMessage now has 140 million users, and has sent over 150 billion messages, with over 1 billion a d...
10:27 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch iMessage Has More Than 140M Users And Has Sent Over 150B Messages, With Over 1B Messages Sent Per Day
A little over a year after it's debut, Apple's Scott Forstall revealed today that Apple's SMS killer iMessage now has 140 million users, and has sent over 150 billion messages, with over 1 billion a d...
10:23 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Gives Facebook Deep Integration Into iOS 6 With Siri, Sharing, App Store, API
Apple just announcedatWWDC 2012thatFacebook will be deeply integrated into iOS 6 including single sign-on for apps, quick sharing from Notifications, Siri integration, better contact syncing, sharing ...
10:22 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch No More Cables: OSX Mountain Lion Will Support AirPlay Mirroring
Apple has made a ton of announcements during the keynote to its Worldwide Developer Conference. But one of the coolest updates to its OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion operating system is the addition of AirPlay...
10:22 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Chinas Baidu, Youku, Tudou All Get Some Apple Love With New Integrations
Apple's definitely not ignoring its second most lucrative market.Chinese search engines, social networks and video destinations are all getting some love today with new integrations into the latest ve...
10:21 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Siri Finally Learns How To Launch Apps, Lands On The iPad
Just moments after Apple officially pulled back the curtains on iOS 6, Apple's Scott Forstall announced a slew of compelling new updates to Siri, their mobile intelligent assistant.First up, Siri is m...
10:14 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Has Sold 365 Million iOS Devices So Far, 80% Run iOS 5
Apple today announced that it has sold 365 million iOS devices trough March 30. Apple's Scott Forestall made this announcement during his keynote at Apple's 23rd developer conference in San Francisco ...
10:13 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Introduces iOS 6
Today at Apple's WWDC keynote, far and away the most exciting product announced has to be refreshed and replenished mobile operating system. The days of iOS 6 are upon us, and the platter of 200 new f...
10:13 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Introduces iOS 6, Coming This Fall
Today at Apple's WWDC keynote, far and away the most exciting product announced has to be refreshed and replenished mobile operating system. The days of iOS 6 are upon us, and the platter of 200 new f...
10:09 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch New Version Of Safari Adds Gestures, iCloud Tabs, Twitter & Facebook Integration
Getting Retina-ready isn't the only big change coming to Apple's web browser Safari today, it's also getting a revamp which introduces a number of new features. Included in the list are faster search ...
10:03 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Picks Up The Mobile Development Team From Pieceable
How many mobile acquisitions and team hires can Facebook do in one month? Too many to count, apparently. There was mobile commerce startup Karma, then they hired the team from Android developer shop L...
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Apple: There Are Now 66 Million Mac Users, 40% Run Lion, 26 Million Copies of Lion Shipped
Apple today announced that its installed base for its Mac lineup is now 66 million. That number has tripled from just three years ago. So far, Apple has shipped 22 million copies of OS X Lion since it...
09:52 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Announces Mountain Lion Updates: Confirms Messages, Reminders, And Notes Apps As Well As iCloud Document Storage, New Safari Browser
Apple announced further details on OS X Mountain Lion, the iterative successor to Lion. Improvements include separate apps for Messages, Reminders, and Notes as well as a new notifications system. iCl...
09:48 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Updates Its Core & Pro Apps To Be Retina-Ready
The next generation MacBook Pro is coming, whichPhil Schiller called the "mostbeautifulcomputer we've ever made," and one of the biggest surprises is that the computer will, indeed have a Retina Displ...
09:28 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Unveils A Redesigned .71-inch Thick MacBook Pro, The Most Beautiful Computer We Have Ever Made
Phil Schiller took to the WWDC stage today to announce Apple's new hardware. After breezing through updates to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, he wowed the crowd with, as the it said on the screen, t...
09:22 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Reveals An Updated MacBook Pro: New Intel Chips, USB 3.0, And Same Price As Before
Apple used the WWDC stage today to announce a new MacBook Pro. Housed in the same casing, this model packs new innards. The notebooks pack Intel's latest chips, code-named Ivy Bridge, along with a hos...
09:21 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Updated MacBook Air Boasts Intel Core i5 Processors With Ivy Bridge
Apple's Tim Cook just announced an updated MacBook Air with 3.2-GHz Intel Core i5 processors with 512GB of SSD storage and 500MBps read speeds. The new Airs also include USB 3.0 ports making them 10x ...
09:14 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Apples App Store Hits 30 Billion Downloaded Apps, Paid Out $5 Billion To Developers
Apple's App Store has always been a behemoth. It was the first of its kind. Still, the growth for this platform is astounding, with Tim Cook today reporting 30 billion downloads from the App Store sin...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Bit.lys Stumbles Are Refer.lys Gains As Hackathon Brings Fuller Features, Stats, Landing Pages
On the consumer web, you've always got to watch your back. It's fast-paced, highly iterative and there are always other startups ready to prey on your stumbles or sluggishness. A few weeks ago, Bit.ly...
08:45 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Live From Apples WWDC 2012 Keynote!
There appears to be a glowing orb above San Francisco, and the skies are clear and blue. The tech gods must be happy today.Developers and press are gathered - with some having waited all night long - ...
08:40 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Classmates.com Parent United Online Acquires School-Focused Friend Finder SchoolFeed
SchoolFeed, the rapidly growing networking service from former co-founder and CEO of RockYou Lance Tokuda,has been acquired. In a not too surprising twist, the company, which leveraged Facebook to off...
08:36 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Ubuntu Fans: Humble Bundle Games Are Now Available In The Software Center
If you've been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you might be excused for not knowing about this Humble Bundle thing. As a long-time Linux user, the Humble Bundles have always been of ...
08:23 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch On Estimize, An Open Financial Estimates Platform, Users Are 67 Percent More Accurate Than Wall St.
You may remember Estimize from our coverage back in April. The service basically pits an average of user estimates against Wall Street analysts when looking at the trajectory of any given company's st...
07:34 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Congressman Issa Launches Direct Democracy Technology Lab, Seeks Developers
"We can draft anything, but will we go to the masses?" said Congressman Darrell Issa, creator of Congress's little-known online crowdsourcing legislative platform, Project Madison. Today, at the open-...
07:12 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Adelphic, The Mobile Ad Startup From Quattro, iAd Alums, Poaches 4Infos Colwell As CRO
Adelphic Mobile, a Boston-based mobile advertising startup from alums of Quattro, the company that Apple acquired and turned into iAd, has just poached a new chief revenue officer.The company just pic...
07:11 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Fetchnotes Readies Twitter-Like Sharing For Its Note-Taking App (& Theyre Fundraising By Singing Karaoke)
Fetchnotes, the lightweight note-taking app launched this April, is adding a new feature today that will allow users to share tasks with each other using a Twitter-like syntax. The best way to describ...
06:56 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Up Close With The Updated Iomega ix2 NAS Drive
NAS drives are getting smarter and smarter, and the Iomega ix2 is no exception. Priced at $400 for 1TB, this compact drive is actually more of a mini-computer and features "apps" that allow it to beco...
06:05 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Social Maps App CityMaps Arrives In Boston, Rolls Out Local Recommendations
CityMaps, the social mapping company fresh off its $2.5 million Series A, is rolling out a big update today which not only brings the service to a fourth city (Boston), but also introduces a recommend...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Big Data Analytics Startup Datameer Brings Hadoop To The Desktop
Datameer was founded in 2009 to help businesses run analytics against large data sets with no programming required. With it latest release, Datameer is introducing two new versions of its data analyti...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Makerbot And The Met Team Up To Scan And Print Art
Works of art are timeless and now, thanks to Makerbot and the Met, they can be deathless, too. A June 1 hackathon brought a group of artists and hackers together at the New York Metropolitan Museum of...
05:36 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Store Goes Down Ahead Of WWDC, Silver Background Further Hints At UI Color Scheme Change-Up
What do you know? In proper Apple fashion, the Apple Store is officially down in preparation for the company's WWDC Keynote announcements, where we expect to hear about refreshed notebooks, a new OS X...
05:28 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Gigya Grabs $15.3M From Benchmark, Adobe To Socialize Your Business
On the Web, it's all about engagement. Site owners, administrators, content producers, eCommerce companies -- and everyone in between -- are constantly trying to find better ways to keep their custome...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Follow Todays WWDC Action With This Interactive Bingo Board
Games (and alcohol) make everything better. With that thought, What Makes It Fun creates interactive Bingo boards for major internet events. Today's card is of course themed for WWDC with games spots ...
05:04 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch iPhone Mod Gives Your Phone A Bit Of Rainbow Flavor
Although Apple seems to want to forget all about that sad, dark time when their logo featured all the colors of the rainbow, this iPhone mod - really an aluminium back plate - will bring those memorie...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch With $20 Billion In Consumer Debt Under Management, Credit Sesame Closes $12 Million Series B
Personal finance service (andTechCrunch Disrupt alum)Credit Sesamehas just secured $12 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Globespan Capital Partners, and included participation from Cre...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch With $20 Billion In Consumer Debt Under Management, Credit Sesame Closes $12 Million Series C
Personal finance service (andTechCrunch Disrupt alum)Credit Sesamehas just secured $12 million in Series C funding. The round was led by Globespan Capital Partners, and included participation from Cre...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch AMC And Bertelsmann Back Asian Video Startup DramaFever
Back in March, video startup DramaFever announced that it had raised a $4.5 million Series B from MK Capital and YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, among others. Now the company has added some big media c...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Silicon Valley Bank Launches In London To Bridge The Tech Funding Gap
European startups get a shot in the arm this week with the launch of Silicon Valley Bank in London today. Known for its understanding of the tech space, SVB will target the technology and life science...
09:46 am GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Twitters Hashtag Pages Could Be The New AOL Keywords But Better
Earlier today, Twitter made its most aggressive grab for TV marketing dollars, with the release of a TV ad during the Pocono 400 and the launch of the corresponding Twitter.com/#NASCAR hashtag page. I...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch How I Became A 19-Year-Old Associate VC
Editors note: Alex Banayan is an associate at Alsop Louie Partners, an early stage technology venture capital firm based in San Francisco, CA. He is nineteen years old (and thus this post could really...
07:49 am GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter, Yelp Board Member Peter Fenton On How Enterprise Is Learning From The Consumer Internet
Peter Fenton joined Benchmark Capital in 2006, after spending seven years as a partner at Accel. Not yet 40, Fenton already sits on the board of directors at companies like New Relic, Polyvore, Twitte...
07:49 am GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter, Yelp Board Member Peter Fenton On How Enterprise Is Learning From The Consumer Web
Peter Fenton joined Benchmark Capital in 2006, after spending seven years as a partner at Accel. Not yet 40, Fenton already sits on the board of directors at companies like New Relic, Polyvore, Twitte...
06:36 am GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Andy Rubin Denies Plans To Leave Google, Claims 900,000 Android Devices Activated Daily
Andy Rubin, head of Google's Android unit, made one of his rare appearances on Twitter today, denying rumors that he's leaving Google... And as usual, announcing new Android activation numbers.Rubin's...
05:18 am GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Sexism In Tech? The Times Is ON IT
"MEN invented the Internet. And not just any men. Men with pocket protectors. Men who idolized Mr. Spock and cried when Steve Jobs died. Nerds. Geeks. Give them their due. Without men, we would never ...
05:13 am GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Video Review: Can The Dry Case Waterproof Backpack Withstand A Dip In A Pool?
First of all, let me say that the Dry Case Waterproof Backpack is designed for use in outdoor environments with the main goal of keeping things in the inner compartment dry. Clearly, all the marketing...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Act 2.0: Great For Foreign Graduate Students, But Not Foreign Tech Entrepreneurs
Startup Act 2.0 was just introduced in the U.S. Congress, and hearings of the bill are starting shortly.When it comes to U.S. visas, company founders are among the most discriminated folks. Unlike emp...
03:34 am GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Googles New Chromebook: Much Improved, Still With Limited Appeal
The first generation of Google'sChromebooks worked fine, but few people would have ever described these browser-centric laptops as excellent. Sure, they had some great features, including long battery...
02:02 am GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Uses Its First TV Ad As An Opportunity To Launch Hashtag Pages
Twitter launched its first TV ad Sunday, and it was all about Nascar. But beyond just getting the attention of Nascar users, the ad is also meant to show off what brands can get if they partner with t...
01:15 am GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Payments: A Trillion Dollar Industry Once Everyone Can Actually Make A Payment
Is that a Windows phone? Uh, sorry about that. we only accept payments from Apple devices.The absurdity of the above statement is crystal clear. Basic transfer of money from one party to another in ex...
12:01 am GMT - Mon, June 11, 2012
Techcrunch A Visit To The Pre-WWDC Mountain Lion Rumor Mill
Rounding up Mountain Lion rumors is actually quite simple. After all, the OS update has been floating around the developer boards for a while now and while there is no Gold Master available, many of t...
10:57 pm GMT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Techcrunch Americas Next Top Model Boosts Its Social Strategy With User Voting And Video Comments
If you're a fan of competitive reality shows like America's Next Top Model, waiting for the next season can be a drag. But this off-season, while the show is recording, the producers have added a fan ...
10:50 pm GMT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Techcrunch The Future Fruits Of Apple + Facebook
When CEO Tim Cook kept saying "stay tuned" at D10 about new Apple collaborations with Facebook, he may have meant it literally. Soon you could be tuning into Facebook on Apple TV, or seeing your iTune...
10:26 pm GMT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Techcrunch MIT Psychologist, Sherry Turkle, Says Facebook For Pre-Teens is Agonizing
"I don't think this is such a good idea. I think that 13's and above are having a hard enough time around some of the pressures of Facebook," argues, MIT Psychologist, Sherry Turkle, and author of Alo...
08:53 pm GMT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Techcrunch Play Minesweeper In Real Life With These Scratch Cards
Get up from the desk and take a step in to the real life with these Minesweeper scratch cards. They're just like the classic Windows game except losing actually means something since the cards cost $2...
06:32 pm GMT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Techcrunch Linux on Microsoft Azure Platform-as-a-Service: Big Whoop
As much fun as it is to view the world in a "Linux versus Microsoft" way, the reality is that a technology monoculture is less useful than a heterogenous one. Even Microsoft knows this: they've made a...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Techcrunch WWDC iOS 6 Rumors: What To Expect, Reject, and Wish For
It's WWDC time. Like, tomorrow. And we expect to see plenty of fun announcements, not least of which being a brand new mobile operating system, iOS 6. It's the type of Apple product every iPhone owner...
12:01 pm GMT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Techcrunch A Visit To The Pre-WWDC Mountain Lion Rumor Mill
Rounding up Mountain Lion rumors is actually quite simple. After all, the OS update has been floating around the developer boards for a while now and while there is no Gold Master available, many of t...
09:01 am GMT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Techcrunch The Re-Imagination Of Everything: Im Pissed That The Futures Not Here Fast Enough
I've seen the future, and it consists of a 5 foot eleven-inch hologram of Tupac rapping onstage with an incredibly stoned Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre at Coachella. Despite all the (consumer Internet) start...
06:00 am GMT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Techcrunch I Update, Therefore I Am
Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from the book DIGITAL VERTIGO, authored by TechCrunch columnist Andrew Keen.It occurred to me that the corpse might make more human sense after Id expressed ...
04:07 am GMT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Techcrunch Does A Designer Shirt At Any Other Price Point Smell As Sweet?
Editors 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 o...
04:07 am GMT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Techcrunch Everlane: Does A Designer Shirt At Any Other Price Point Smell As Sweet?
Editors 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 o...
03:41 am GMT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Techcrunch Meebo Gets The Classic Google Acq-hire Treatment: Most Products To Shut Down Soon
Looks like a talent acquisition. Smells like a talent acquisition.Meebo, the chat and publishers tools company that Google acquired for roughly $100 million, is going to see most of its products shut ...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, June 10, 2012
Techcrunch You Dont Know Anything About Other Countries
In todays fast-paced and global tech world, internationalization is often on the minds of entrepreneurs and CEOs. If done correctly, its a great step that will make your business thrive on a global sc...
11:36 pm GMT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Tom Lowe, The Filmmaker Who Talked Back To The Pirate Bay
On June 6, 2012, filmmaker Tom Lowe found his film, Timescapes, on The Pirate Bay. His response wasn't to sue the uploaders into oblivion. Instead, he wrote a simple note:Greetings. I am Tom Lowe, the...
10:40 pm GMT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Techcrunch Which Apple WWDC Notebook Rumors Are Most Likely To Come True?
WWDC kicks off next week and in traditional fashion, a keynote headlines the event Monday morning. Much is expected from this year's show including iOS 6 and new Macintosh desktops and laptops. So far...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: What Are You, Four?
The Gillmor Gang Danny Sullivan, Dan Farber, Dan Taschek, and Dan Gillmor no, that's not right. Steve Gillmor, Steve Taschek... No. Without Scoble, we have little time to get to the point, which thi...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Techcrunch 7 Things Buddy Media Did Right To Become an $800mm+ Company
The first thing, of course, is that Mike Lazerow, the founder of Buddy Media,met me.This sounds egotistical, but everything I did in the encounter was bad for me.He cold-emailed me in 2007. I had just...
07:40 pm GMT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Techcrunch Please Stop With The Dancing, Microsoft
Look, I get it, Microsoft. You want to show people who you know how to have fun, that even Microsoft can smile once in a while. But seriously, stop with the dancing routines. Your target audience does...
06:50 pm GMT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Techcrunch Motorolas Next Super Phone Leaked: Meet Verizons Droid RAZR HD
The Droid RAZR HD is coming. It's yet to be announced, but several leaks fortel its coming. And the next Droid is set to go spec-to-spec with the Samsung Galaxy S III. This thing looks killer....
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Techcrunch Kinect Reveals The Next Job To Be Replaced By Computers: Sports Coaches
"It's just as good as getting a personal instructor," says basketball coach Julio Agosto, speaking on the Xbox Kinect's new dribbling game, NBA Baller Beats. Agosto, anEmerald City Academy Basketball ...
05:52 pm GMT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Techcrunch Experience Metro With Splashtops Android And iPad Windows 8 Metro Testbed App
Splashtop made waves (thankyouverymuch) in April when the mobile app company launched the Windows 8 Testbed Metro for the iPad. This iPad app allowed owners to experience the few highs and many lows o...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Techcrunch In Five Years, Most Africans Will Have Smartphones
Feature phones are not the future. Of course that verges on tautology; of course everyone will have a smartphone, until everyone has something smaller and better and even more integrated into the fabr...
07:23 am GMT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Techcrunch Snapchat Has Shared 110M Self-Destructing Photos, Hires Devs To Build Android App
Snapchat hopes to outgrow its bad rap as a sexting app, but first it's outgrowing the Stanford dorm room where it started. Today it announced it has hired a community manager and two engineers, and ha...
05:51 am GMT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Techcrunch Why Is Gizmodo Paying People To Harass Zuckerberg?
Gizmodo posted a "story" yesterday entitled "Well Pay You for Photos of Mark Zuckerberg." Desperation aside, this is as crazy as it is stupid (And we're not even sure it's legal).See, Mark Zuckerberg ...
05:19 am GMT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Techcrunch Its Not A Bursting Bubble. Its a Correction And It Will Take Awhile.
After disappointing post-IPO performances from Facebook, Groupon and Zynga, there's been a clarion call from top investors like Union Square's Fred Wilson, Y Combinator's Paul Graham and Kleiner Perki...
03:55 am GMT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Techcrunch Where The Hell Are All The Rants?
Hear that noise? That's the sound of a hundred press releases and announcements being ground to a pulp, the pulp being formed into a sort of hollow, vapid blog arrow, and that arrow being aimed square...
02:41 am GMT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise Cloud Security Firm Qualys Files For $100 Million IPO
The initial public offering fever that seemed to be sweeping over the tech industry has cooled noticeably in the weeks since Facebook's much-buzzed-about (and potentially botched) stock market debut. ...
02:38 am GMT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Techcrunch Browse Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter All From One App: The Updated MyPad
Omni-social reader MyPad has just released updates that lets its three million daily users browse and interact with Instagram photos in addition to reading and posting to Facebook and Twitter. MyPad's...
02:35 am GMT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Techcrunch Interview With Nextags Jeff Katz: Google Needs To Be More Transparent, Provide Equal Access & A Level Playing Field
Earlier this morning, Google critic and Nextag CEO Jeffrey Katz used an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal to accuse Google of behaving like a monopoly. Google quickly responded with a line-by-lin...
02:09 am GMT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Techcrunch Ringz.TV Brings A Whole New Look To Social Video Discovery On The iPad
The iPad is a wonderful device to watch videos on, and a number of startups are aiming to provide users with interesting new ways to discover the best videos to watch. Most of these apps -- like Showy...
01:25 am GMT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Techcrunch Get Ready For The TC Mini-Meetup In Philadelphia On June 19
Everything is in readiness for our upcoming Philly meet-up where we'll imbibe fine beverages, eat some DiNics, and talk about what you're working on. The goal of this meet-up is networking and pitches...
12:04 am GMT - Sat, June 9, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 06.08.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Danny Sullivan, John Taschek, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm PST....
11:58 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Revised Campus 2 Documents Shed More Light On Apples New Spaceship Building
Here's a bit of Friday eye-candy for you. It was almost one year ago to the day that Steve Jobs appeared in front of the Cupertino City Council, pitching his vision of a visually striking, spaceship-e...
11:21 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Like PhoneGap In The Cloud: Icenium Debuts A New Cross-Platform Mobile App Development Platform (Invites)
Icenium is a brand-new integrated cloud environment (get it? i-c-e not i-d-e = Icenium) for mobile application development. The service, which is a spin-off product division at Telerik, is just now en...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Nextag CEO: Google Is A Monopoly; Google: Youve Got Plenty Of Choice
Comparison shopping engine Nextag and its CEO Jeffrey Katz have been at the forefront of accusing Google of being a monopoly and abusing its position to crush smaller competitors. Today, the Wall Stre...
09:47 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Hotmail Is Going Metro (But Wont Be Called Newmail)
Microsoft Hotmail is getting a makeover. At least, that's what some leaked screenshots are showing. The service, which today is still branded under the "Windows Live" umbrella, is going to be slimmed ...
09:39 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Wanelo Raises $2M But Is Distilling Pinterest To Products The Right Idea?
From Fab to Netflix to Amazon, the eCommerce world is starting to warm up to the future of online shopping: Social curation. Call it the "Pinterest-effect," people are embracing the idea that bookmark...
08:52 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch OverBlog Gets Overhauled, Arrives In US: Turns Your Blog Into A Real-Time Social Media Hub
OverBlog, a leading blog platform in Europe with 3 million registered users and over 34 million uniques (according to comScore), has just arrived in the U.S. And it's kind of awesome. The entire platf...
08:48 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Online Seniors: Tech-Savvier Than You Think
It's not often that we come across startups that focus on seniors, but according to a new report by analyst firm Forrester Research, seniors ages 65 and up are probably more connected and tech-savvy t...
08:30 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch The Next Stop For Uber? A Launch In San Diego
Since raising $32 million last December, Uber has been on an expansion spree over the last several months, placing cars and dialing up service in cities all over the world. It was just a few days ago,...
08:09 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox For Android Update Packs Video Streaming For ICS Users, Korean Language Support
Hey, Ice Cream Sandwich users -- if you're a Dropbox user and somehow haven't gotten the latest (2.1.4) update, do yourself a favor and get on it. The update is sure to please those who find the Dropb...
08:01 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt SF Is Back! Battlefield Applications Open And Tickets On Sale Now
TechCrunch Disrupt New Yorkwas a huge success this past May, but we're not resting on our laurels. We're planning a few great surprises for ourSan Franciscoevent in September -- but first, the Startup...
07:21 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch With A Focus On Childcare Centers, Mom Trusted Raises $1M+ For Its Early Education Marketplace
Mom Trusted, a startup describing itself as a "social marketplace for early education and care" (which for parents means it's a killer place to find nannies, babysitters, daycare centers and preschool...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Pixorials Mobile Video-Sharing App Adds Real-Time Filters To Take On Socialcam And Viddy
It wasn't too long ago that Pixorial made the jump from being an online video sharing service to rolling out its own social, mobile video applications. Now, in its race to take on the competition and ...
06:36 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Trouble Down Under: Apple To Cough Up $2.2M Over Misleading Australian iPad 4G Ads
Here in the States, we're usually fine with faux-G being called 4G. T-Mobile does it with its HSPA+ service, and AT&T called it's HSPA+ 4G for a long time too before it rolled out LTE. B...
06:36 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Apple To Cough Up $2.2M Over Misleading Australian iPad 4G Ads
Here in the States, we're usually fine with faux-G being called 4G. T-Mobile does it with its HSPA+ service, and AT&T called it's HSPA+ 4G for a long time too before it rolled out LTE. B...
06:19 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Bad Guys, Prepare Yourself For The ReconRobotics Throwbox XT Reconnaissance Robot
If you're anything like me, a seasoned veteran of all things CSI, Dexter and GI Joe, you understand the value in a discreet robotic camera such as the ReconRobotics Throwbox XT Reconnaissance Robot. T...
06:19 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Bad Guys, Prepare Yourself For The ReconRobotics Throwbot XT Reconnaissance Robot
If you're anything like me, a seasoned veteran of all things CSI, Dexter and GI Joe, you understand the value in a discreet robotic camera such as the ReconRobotics Throwbot XT Reconnaissance Robot. T...
06:03 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Phantom Fireworks Uses Nook Tablets To Help Customers Preview The Boom
Everyone's favorite roadside explosives purveyor, Phantom Fireworks, is now offering "firework previews" on a fleet of Nook Tablets that will be available in stores. The tablets will will allow custom...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Eventster Brings Crowdsourced Event Discovery To iPhone & iPad
No plans yet for the weekend? Good! Here's something you should try then: Eventster is a new app for iPhone and iPad launching today which is tackling local event recommendations. The app pulls in 600...
05:58 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Win 2 Free Tickets To Le Web London, Courtesy Of TechCrunch
Well, over 1,000 tickets have been sold to Le Web London, the gigantic tech conference hitting the UK shores on June 19-20.You want to go right? Well, TechCrunch has two tickets to give away, as part ...
05:36 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Panasonic CEO: We Have No Plans To Invest $630M Into Olympus
On Wednesday, reports circulated that Panasonic was interested in injecting a $630 million capital investment into Olympus Corp, but Panasonic CEO Fumio Ohtsubo has stepped up to squash these rumors. ...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch SocialFlow Lets Marketers Double-Down On Popular Tweets With Real-Time Analytics
SocialFlow was founded to help brands manage their messaging on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. For $99 a month, it has a platform that provides a proprietary algorithms to determine when a...
04:34 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Autodesk Acquires Vela Systems, Aims To Bring Construction Management Systems To Tablets
Autodesk took to the wires this morning to announce its acquisition of a long-standing partner, Vela Systems, which is described in the announcement as "a provider of cloud and mobile field management...
04:21 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Huawei Launches $149 Activa 4G For MetroPCS, Cleverly Avoids Competition With Its First U.S.-Bound 4G LTE Device
Huawei has been relatively quiet of late. Aside from Ascend D Quad smartphone we saw announced back at MWC, the company hasn't been very present on U.S. shores. But with LTE hitting its stride, the co...
03:25 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Thomson Reuters Acquires Mobile Startup Apsmart To Re-invigorate Its Mobile Products
Nice win for DN Capital today. Apsmart, a London-based mobile platform and product development firm that was majority owned by the VC has been acquired by Thomson Reuters. Terms were undisclosed. Tho...
01:03 pm GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Camera+ Turned Down Acquisitions From Adobe, Google, Twitter; Also Says F*ck The VCs
Two years ago, app developer tap tap tap launched Camera+ onto the App Store. For only a buck, users could get way more mileage out of the mobile photography experience, bringing 27 color effects...
10:37 am GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch FAA Chooses Office 360: Microsoft One-Ups Google In Battle For Government Cloud Market
In early 2011, former U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and team helped institute a "Cloud First" policy, which aimed to speed up the government's internal adoption of cloud computing and se...
08:56 am GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch 500 Startups-Backed Cloud Productivity Tool 300.mg To Close Its Doors Next Week
unching its public beta in the fall of last year, 300milligrams (also known as "300.mg,") set out to build a "priority inbox for team conversations." The startup was one of the 34 teams in 500 Startup...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch TaskRabbit Founder Leah Busque Takes Back The Reins, Stepping Back Into CEO Role
Leah Busque, the founder of TaskRabbit, the web and mobile marketplace for outsourcing small jobs and errands, has re-assumed the role of CEO at the San Francisco-based startup.It was just this past f...
07:41 am GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Ponders A San Francisco Home
The tech boom is causing some sort of startup musical chairs: As Twitter moves out of its office today on 795 Folsom to move into a new space at 1355 Market St in San Francisco, our neighbor Yammer jo...
06:32 am GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Creative Market Nabs $1.3M From SV Angel, CrunchFund To Become An Etsy For Digital Design
Earlier this year, ColourLovers founders Aaron Epstein, Chris Williams and Darius A Monsef IV (a.k.a. Bubs) launched Creative Market in private beta to give its community of color and template-creatin...
05:35 am GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch T-Mobile Coincidentally Testing iPhone-Compatible 4G Network Near WWDC
Network testing is hard work. You need to ensure coverage, regular data rates, and spread. That's probably why T-Mobile happens to be testing their 1900 MHz HSPA+ signal around the Moscone Center...
04:35 am GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Mobile Power: 83M People And 134M Clicks To iOS Apps In May, Plus Top Leaderboard Spots
It's been anecdotally clear for months now, but Facebook has indeed found a place within mobile developer ecosystems. Today at its App Center launch, the company said it had sent 83 million unique use...
04:22 am GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Dilemma With Native iOS Apps: Relevance or Revenues
Facebook revealed some healthy new stats about how it drives traffic to Apple's iOS ecosystem at an event today in San Francisco. The platform drove people to Apple's App Store 83 million times last m...
03:51 am GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks New Mobile App Center Is Here
Okay folks, we're live at Facebook's press event for... sure enough, its new mobile App Center. The event hasn't started but the company was kind enough to email reporters with the news, so I've paste...
03:51 am GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks New App Center Is Here: The Details
Okay folks, we're live at Facebook's press event for... sure enough, its new mobile App Center, the one that started leaking out earlier today. The company shared most of the details about how the sto...
03:47 am GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch These Are The Guys That Will Take You To Space In 2014 For $95K [TCTV]
It's in every science fiction book and movie since forever. Humans — the ordinary non-astronaut kind, like you and I — going up into space like it's no big deal. And it's generally believe...
02:40 am GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Google Gets Better At Detecting Hacked Pages, Adds Golf Search Feature & More
Instead of announcing every one of its many search tweaks individually, Google has lately taken to announcing all the changes it has made to its search engine once per month. Today, the company releas...
02:19 am GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Parrot AR.Drone 2.0
Let's just cut to the chase. The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 is awesome. Pricey? Sure — it's $300. It's a toy that costs as much as the smartphone you'd be controlling it with, but it's a grown-up's toy...
02:01 am GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn Working With Law Enforcement On Password Leak, Says User Email Logins Havent Been Published
It's been over 24 hours since LinkedIn revealed that "some" of their users' passwords were indeed compromised in that massive leak, and while the investigation is still on going LinkedIn director Vice...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch An Incubator Just For Media Startups: Turners Media Camp Accelerator Gets Underway
Earlier this spring, Turner Broadcasting announced that it would be launching an incubator, called Media Camp, specifically for startups in the media space. In March, it put out a call for application...
01:52 am GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Dennis Crowley On Reinventing Foursquare: De-Emphasizing Check-ins, Digging Into Data, Moving Toward Revenue
It has been a big day for Foursquare: The New York-based company finally unveiled the newest version of its popular location-based mobile app, Foursquare 5.0 -- the iOS version of the app launched at ...
01:14 am GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Bing Gets Smarter, Partners With Encyclopedia Britannica (But Its No Challenge For Googles Knowledge Graph)
Microsoft today announced that it has partnered with Encyclopedia Britannica and will start to prominently feature answers from Britannica Online on the search results pages of Bing. AsFranco Salvetti...
12:43 am GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Latest To Start Selling The Nest Learning Thermostat
Never minding the legal wranglings with Honeywell, Nest Labs is on a roll lately and just announced Amazon as the latest retailer to sell the Nest Learning Thermostat. This follows similar announcemen...
12:40 am GMT - Fri, June 8, 2012
Techcrunch Songza, The Music Streaming Service That Does All Work For You, Launches An iPad App
Music is as annoying as it is wonderful. I mean, the listening part is great. But taking the time to curate playlists on Spotify or conjure up the right artist to feed Pandora in exchange for a fresh ...
11:43 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Thanks to YouTube, Netflix and Facebook, IPv6 Traffic Hits New Heights On IPv6 Launch Day
You probably didn't notice, but yesterday was IPv6 Launch Day and thanks to support from major sites like YouTube, Netflix and others, it was quite a success. In 2011, a number of leading websites, IS...
11:27 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Brands Start Automating Social Media Responses On Facebook And Twitter
Bots in Facebook? Robots in Twitter? Pinterest Run by HAL 9000? Its all very possible.Thats right, surprisingly. in the next phase of the social web, brands are applying analysis and digital intellige...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Hark Strikes A Deal With Universal To Bring Your Favorite Movie Sound Bites Online
Hark, the online repository for audio clips, is getting more studio content Thursday, with a deal that will bring sound bites from Universal's film library online. Hark will get access to about 100 Un...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Prismatics Bradford Cross Wants to Reinvent Social News
"In the Studio" continues this by welcoming an engineer who founded a company that predicted flight delays, has gone through Y Combinator, began his career building trading software for an asset manag...
10:32 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch MakieLab Banks $1.4m To 3D-Print Avatars Into Real, Upgradeable Collectables
Want a toy designed to look like your online avatar? That's what's possible with "smart toys" company MakieLab which quietly launched recently with its 3D-printed dolls based on an avatar you create o...
10:31 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Hey Bloomberg, HTC Is Not Being Shut Out By Microsoft
At what point did Bloomberg start writing ridiculously sensationalistic and misleading headlines? It apparently started last night with the following: HTC Said To Be Shut Out Of Next Version Of Window...
10:11 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch LevelUp Grabs $12M From Highland, Google Ventures To Take Its Mobile Payment Solution National
At the beginning of the year, Square doubled its retail presence, landing in about 20K outlets nationwide. As Jack Dorsey's mobile payment system continues to find legs, all the major players have bee...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Chrome For Metro Set To Arrive In Next Dev Channel Release
As the release of Windows 8 draws closer, all of the majorbrowservendors are also preparing to launching their applications for the touch-centric Metro UI that will prominently feature in next version...
09:44 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Irelands MTT Raises $5 Million Series A From DFJ Esprit
Running out of Ireland, Mobile Travel Technologies has raised a $5 million Series A investment from DFJ Esprit's new third fund. In case you hadn't heard, MTT is a large mobile platform aimed at the t...
09:43 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Hires Senior Google Ad Exec Richard Alfonsi; Long-Time Product Leader Elad Gil Steps Back Into Advisory Role
Twitter is still busy making changes to its senior management. Following up on product leader Satya Patel's departure earlier this week, we've learned of two other significant moves. The first support...
09:43 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Hires Senior Google Ad Exec Richard Alfonsi; Long-Time Product Leader Elad Gil To Advisory Role
Twitter is still busy making changes to its senior management. Following up on product leader Satya Patel's departure earlier this week, we've learned of two other significant moves. The first support...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Joins The Linux Foundation
Samsung, the world's leading producer of mobile phones, on Tuesday became a Platinum member of the Linux Foundation. Just the seventh company to join at the Platinum level, Samsung will now have a sea...
09:27 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator Alum Flutter Raises $1.4 Million For Gesture Recognition Tech
Flutter, the startup that launched this past spring out of Y Combinator's Winter 2012 class, has closed on $1.4 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, and Spring Ventures, along with S...
09:24 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Goodnight, Sweet $199 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook
The 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook is no more. A rumor began circulating this morning stating that the low-end model was getting the ax and it was apparently true. In a statement released to Engadget RIM co...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Last.fm Reveals That Some User Passwords Have Been Leaked
It looks like LinkedIn isn't the only company dealing with password woes as of late. Just one day after it was reported that 6.5 million LinkedIn user passwords were dumped on the web, London-based mu...
08:48 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch One Thousand Foxconn Workers Riot In Chengdu, China Plant
According to a brief in the Want China Times, workers in the Foxconn plant in Chengdu rioted in a male dormitory, throwing bottles, trash, and furniture after plant security came to the dormitory to i...
08:46 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch The Only Logical Thing To Do With These Lenovo IdeaPad Ads Is Start A Caption Contest
Marketing never ceases to crack me up. Sometimes that's a good thing, like when Samsung cracks a few fanboi jokes at Apple ahead of the Superbowl. It's funny, and it delivers their message in a compel...
08:45 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches Trusted Stores Program, Offers $1,000 Lifetime Purchase Protection
Google today announced the official launch of its Trusted Stores Program. This program is meant to give online shoppers more assurances that participating online retailers are actually trustworthy. On...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Behold, Facebooks New App Center Leaks Into iOS
Facebook is planning to launch a new mobile App Center in the coming days -- possibly at an app-themed press event that the company is holding this evening in San Francisco. In the meantime, we've jus...
08:38 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Time For An African Valley? Sub-Saharan Accelerators Start To Emerge
The news that i/o Ventures had launched the Savannah Fund in Africa is clearly welcome news for an emerging continent. It's $10m fund size will be a shot in the arm for the eco-system there. But I wa...
08:34 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Acquire, Be Acquired, Or IPO: $15M From FTV Lets Social Marketer Shoutlet Choose Its Destiny
Shoutlet had several companies trying to buy it, and 15 venture capital firms trying to fund it. But it took a$15 million Series C fromFTV Capitalbecause they offered it a premium valuation, thefreedo...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch NetShelter Hires A Raft Of Senior VPs To Help Build Its InPowered Ad Platform
Tech-focused blog network NetShelter is announcing four new executive hires today, part of what co-founder and CEO Peyman Nilforoush says is a larger company shift to focus on its InPowered Platform.N...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Survey Says: Online Video Is Catching Up To TV In Ad Effectiveness
Every year online video ad startup BrightRoll does a survey of advertisers to see how they're approaching online video and what their budget plans are for the coming 12 months. And every year, respond...
07:57 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Whither The Console: Is This The Sunset Of The Dedicated Game Machine?
After sitting through three major press events at E3 this year and wandering the hall, I began seeing comments regarding the viability of consoles in a constantly-changing tech landscape. First there ...
07:53 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Stealthy Startup Gumhouse Raises $6M+ For A Social Stream Video Shopping Network
A somewhat stealthy new startup called Gumhousejust raised over $6 million according to this SEC filing, and there are some big names attached to the project, it seems. According to the Gumhouse.com w...
07:42 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Yep. Developers Are Still Building For Apples iOS Over Android By A Factor Of 2-to-1.
MG Siegler asked this question yesterday. Where are those awesome Android-exclusive apps that Google chairman Eric Schmidt said were coming?Not here yet, if you look at Flurry's data. The company, whi...
07:20 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Storage Encryption Service BoxCryptor Comes to Mac, Improves Free Version & Closes Funding Round
BoxCryptor, an on-the-fly encryption service that's optimized for cloud storage services like Dropbox, Box.net and Google Drive, just announced the launch of its native Mac application. This new Mac a...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch AdWords Comes To Mobile Apps Thanks To AdMob Integration
Google today announced that AdWords advertisers will be able to run campaigns in the AdMob network of more than 300,000 mobile apps a move that could turn out to be lucrative for both mobile app publ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Apps Come To AdWords Thanks To AdMob Integration
Google today announced that AdWords advertisers will be able to run campaigns in the AdMob network of more than 300,000 mobile apps a move that could turn out to be lucrative for both mobile app publ...
06:41 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Party Rockin On Facebook: Disrupt Winner Shaker Hits North America With Club 53 Launch
Sometimes you want to be out partying on a Friday night and simply can't muster the energy. It happens. But last year at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, a service launched that aimed to solve that p...
06:33 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Photo Aggregator Pixable Acq-hires The Badass Developer Who Built Their Android App In 3 Weeks (And Its Live Now)
Pixable, the iPhone app that aggregates the photos and videos shared by friends on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, is now arriving on Android. But how it got there is something of an intere...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Alleged iPhone 5 Housing Gets Manhandled On Video
Love it or hate it (I find myself strangely leaning toward the former), that peculiar two-tone metal housing supposedly meant to wrap around Apple's forthcoming iPhone has just recently been given the...
06:14 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Ringadoc Virtually Connects You With A Doctor Anytime, Raises $750K Seed From Founders Funds FF Angel
Ringadoc lets you pay a flat fee to instantly talk to a real doctor at any hour of the day, and its big vision to be "the frontline of primary care" has landed it a$750,000 seed round led by FF Angel....
06:13 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The Top 15 Finalists In Googles Annual Science Fair
The annual Google Science Fair is an effort to encourage young people from all over the world to think about what's next. Whether it's in health, ecology, or entrepreneurship, Google has been doing it...
06:04 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Gadgets Webcast: Live From E3
We went. We saw. We gamed.As we discuss in the video here, E3 was strange this year. Sony focused on just new games. Microsoft is jamming the Kinect down gamers' throats. Nintendo finally unveiled the...
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Citrix Goes After Carriers With Acquisition Of Mobile Data & Video Optimization Firm Bytemobile
Citrix announced this morning that it's acquiring mobile traffic optimization company Bytemobile- a move which Citrix says will allow it to enter the mobile and video market with access to the infrast...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Drchrono Now Lets Doctors Accept Payments Via Square, View Real-Time Insurance Info On iPad
Drchrono,a startup focused on bringing medical records and more to the iPhone and iPad, is announcing a big update today which introduces mobile payment feature to its platform, as well as a new way f...
04:43 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Virgin Mobile To Launch Prepaid iPhones On June 29: $549 iPhone 4, $649 4S, Unlimited Data
Today, Virgin Mobile has finally put months of rumors and speculation to rest -- starting on June 29, the prepaid Sprint subsidiary will start selling Apple's iPhone 4 and 4S, joining Cricket as the s...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Netgears NeoTV Pro HD Media Streamer Can Throw Your Laptop Content To Your TV Wirelessly
Streaming media players are no joke. In fact, cable has become the joke. Just take a look at this "Shit Silicon Valley Says" video — the first joke is, "are you cancelling cable?" But at the mom...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch DJ Software Specialist Algoriddim Brings Video To The Turntable With vjay iPad App
DJ software specialist Algoriddim has come out with a new app for the iPad, and man is it cool. The company already makes the incredibly popular djay app, which has been a mainstay for Mac-, iPad-, an...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Fast-Growing App Search Engine Quixey Raises $20 Million Series B
App search company Quixey is today announcing it has closed a $20 million round Series B funding. The round includes previous investors WI Harper Group, U.S. Venture Partners and InnovationEndeavorsas...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Another Super Angel Levels Up: Aydin Senkuts Felicis Ventures Closes $70M
What happens when a super angel gets its wings? You become a boutique fund.Or at least that's how Aydin Senkut's Felicis Ventures is putting it with a fresh fund worth about $70 million. That's up fro...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare Gets A New Look: Redesign Makes Checking In Stickier And More Social
Foursquare, the app that lets people virtually "check in" to places that they physically visit, has debuted a new top-to-bottom redesign of its mobile applications. The new look does not come as much ...
06:31 am GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Product VP Satya Patel Steps Down As Its Products and Ad Business Grow
Satya Patel joined Twitter in March of 2011, after a four-year stint as an investor with Battery Ventures. He took on the big job of managing the company's core product as well as its growing advertis...
06:14 am GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Shoes Of Prey Lands $3 Million Funding For Custom Footwear Design Site
Shoes Of Prey, a Sydney, Australia-based startup whose website lets women design and order customized footwear, has closed on $3 million in its first round of funding, the company is announcing today....
05:24 am GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Dear Eric Schmidt, Its Been 6 Months Where Are Those iOS-Slaying Android Exclusive Apps?
Flashback to December 6, 2011: Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is on stage at LeWeb in Paris and is asked by an audience member why most application developers still choose todevelopfor iOS first rather ...
04:57 am GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Rewards To The Beat Of A Different Drum: Tango Card Gets $1.8M From Schmidts Innovation Endeavors, WTI
Tango Card, the Seattle startup looking to disrupt the burgeoning loyalty/gift card space by acting as a low-cost aggregator and innovator on delivery formats, has picked up a couple of new dancing pa...
04:31 am GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch People Are Facebooking-and-Buying More Than Ever, Even If They Dont Realize It
A thin Reuters survey says 34% of people THINK they're using Facebook less than six months ago, but Nielsen DATA shows usage is up 18 minutes to seven hours nine minutes per month per user in that tim...
04:06 am GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch The Tabula Project Aims To Turn Tablets Into Teaching Tools
A crowdfunded project by tech blogger Noah Kravitz is going to try to turn around the sclerotic business of education software. Dubbed the Tabula Project, the crowdfunded system will allow teachers to...
03:37 am GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch With Its Launch Looming, Apple Seeks Injunction To Stop Galaxy S III Sales
Eager Samsung fans have been waiting patiently for their chance to purchase the long-awaited Galaxy S III on June 21 (for some carriers, anyway), but that wait could turn out to be longer than expecte...
01:37 am GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Facepalm: The Wii U Games Were Seeing This Week Are Stuck At 720p
According to WiiUDaily (and we're confirming), the Wii U is currently running at 720p resolution, a considerable step down from the 1080p, 3D-pumping action coming out of the 360 and the PS3. Although...
12:53 am GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch Goodbye, Ray Bradbury
Author Ray Bradbury died today in Los Angeles. He was 91. As a child of the pre-Internet, Bradbury's writing was just on the apex between a grave, plastic future foreseen by Star Wars and the brushwor...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, June 7, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Funded Project Management Tool Interstate Goes 2.0, Adds Paid Accounts, Chat & Embeds
Interstate is a project management application for small teams that focuses on providing businesses and developers with easily sharable roadmaps for their projects. The Y Combinator-funded startup whi...
11:42 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn Confirms Hack And Leak Of Some User Passwords
Shortly after it was reported that nearly 6.5 million LinkedIn account passwords were leaked onto the net, LinkedIn leapt into action and mounted their own investigation.Though most of the morning was...
11:37 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch True Ventures Raises $205M Third Fund
Early-stage investment firm True Ventures has raised a $205 million third fund.True says it now has $600 million management, and that it has funded more than 100 companies. It calls out some of those ...
11:27 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Quirky Unveils The App-Enabled Milk Jug Of The Future: The Milkmaid
Back in early May, Quirky and GE announced a contest that had users pitching ideas for everyday objects that could be improved by adding software to the mix. The eventual winner was surprisingly enou...
10:50 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Exchange Nexage Raises $10M Led By SingTel Innov8
Nexage, a mobile ad exchange using real-time bidding, has raised $10 million in Series B funding.The round was led by SingTel Innov8, the venture arm of Asian telecom company SingTel. Nexage CEO Ernie...
10:03 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Lending Club Lands $17.5 Million from Kleiner Perkins and Morgan Stanley Chairman John Mack
Lending Club, the peer-to-peer lending platform, has received $15 million in new funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In addition, John Mack, the former CEO of Morgan Stanley who still s...
09:41 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch HBO Go App Lands On The Kindle Fire
Ok, so HBO won't sell its streaming, on-demand video service HBO GO as a standalone service to cord cutters and other folks who don't want to pay a premium for it. We've established that. But for thos...
09:02 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Google Announces Massively Improved 3D Views For Google Earth, StreetView Backpacks & Offline Maps For Mobile
At a press event in San Francisco this morning, Google announced that it will soon feature far better 3D maps in Google Earth.The company also announced that Google Maps for mobile will soon feature o...
08:54 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Check Out Twitters Optimistic New Bird Logo For A Business Model Taking Flight
While it used to fly straight ahead, Twitter's new bird logo has its beak held high, representing a company ready to take off, not just cruise on. Bloomberg's sources close to Twitter said the company...
08:54 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Makes Its Bird Logo More Optimistic As Its Business Model Takes Flight
While it used to fly straight ahead, Twitter's new bird logo has its beak held high, representing a company ready to take off, not just cruise on. Bloomberg's sources close to Twitter said the company...
08:38 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Crash Reporting Solution Crashlytics Acquires FireTower.app To Expand Into Mobile Web
Crashlytics, a Cambridge-based startup that helps developers understand why their mobile apps are crashing, has just beat out an unnamed competitor to acquire the bootstrapped startup calledFireTower....
08:34 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Freebie Marketplace Listia Wants To Take On Craigslist In Local Swaps
Listia, the Y Combinator- and Andreessen Horowitz-backed site where people can exchange free goods, is unveiling a new feature called Listia Local in four cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York,...
08:31 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch After A Month Of Stealthy Testing, Uber Officially Launches In Philadelphia
It's been just over a month since team on-demand car service Uber announced that they had soft launched in Philadelphia, and as usual that time has been spent in quiet contemplation while they worked ...
08:24 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch The Southeast TC Meetup Tour Is On Like Donkey Kong (But With Comfort Food Instead Of Bananas)
And we're off. The Southeast meetup tour is officially a go. We'll be hitting up Savannah, Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte and Greenville on a quest to uncover hidden technological gems that may or may no...
08:17 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Weebly Aims Big For Web Site Creator Market, Adds 25 More Themes And A Polished New Interface
It's 2012, you're a small business, and you know you need a web presence -- but where do you turn? Maybe a Facebook Page or Twitter account if you want something social and very simple. But maybe you ...
08:04 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Pandoras Tim Westergren To Congress: Level The Playing Field For Internet Radio
Pandora founder Tim Westergren testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology this morning. His big message: That the same guidelines should be used to de...
07:41 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Size Matters: Supply Chain Whispers Hint At 4.08 16:9 Display On iPhone 5
It's that time again. Well, who are we kidding? It's always time for iPhone rumors. This one, however, seems to be the rumor that just won't quit. So will the next-gen iPhone have a larger display? Ac...
07:24 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Adore Me Raises $2.5 Million For Personalized Lingerie Showrooms
NYC-basedAdore Me, yet another player in the subscription-based e-commerce business, has raised a second round of funding totaling $2.5 million. Investors in the new round included Redhills Ventures, ...
07:20 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch The Power of Torso TV (Why Media is Racing to the Middle)
Editors Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster on his Startup Advice blog: Both Sides of the TableThe media industry ha...
07:04 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch ShareThis Launches A Dashboard For Publishers To Measure Their Social Quality
ShareThis wants to give publishers more insight into how their social sharing strategy stacks up, so it's launching two new tools the SQI Analytics Dashboard and SQI Lookup.SQI stands for Social Qual...
06:40 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Fab Expands To Its 20th Country: Canada; Now On Track To $140M In Sales By Year-End
Fab.com's international expansion continues, and this morning, the social shopping site is arriving in its 20th market: Canada. The additional market follows Fab's European expansion 13 more countries...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Social Publisher Wattpad Raises $17.3M From Khosla, Jerry Yang, Others
Who says reading is dead? It's certainly doing well for social publishing startup Wattpad, which just raised a big $17.3 million Series B.The funding was led by Khosla Ventures, with Khosla's Andrew C...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch CloudFlare Launches Business and Enterprise Accounts With Support, SLAs, DDoS Mitigation And A Railgun
Despite its little security incident last week, CloudFlare has been on a roll lately. The service, which as its CEO Matthew Prince likes to call it, provides something akin to "operations as a service...
05:56 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch 6.5 Million LinkedIn Passwords Reportedly Leaked, LinkedIn Is Looking Into It
If you're a LinkedIn user, do yourself a favor and change your password right now -- according to a new report from Dagens IT, nearly 6.5 million encrypted LinkedIn passwords were dumped onto a Russia...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Luminate Beefs Up FoxSports.com Photos With Stats
The phrase "AdSense for Images" is sometimes used to describe Google Ventures- and Nokia-backed startup Luminate, but a new integration with FoxSports.com shows that the platform is broader than that....
05:32 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Members-Only Airline Surf Air Raises Series A From Anthem, NEA & Others (Including Jared Leto)
Surf Air, a new membership-based air service providing short jaunts between California hot spots like Palo Alto, Monterey, Santa Barbara and L.A., has just closed its Series A. And look who invested: ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch GetTaxi Grabs $20 Million Funding To Bring NYCs Taxis Into The Digital Age
GetTaxi, an app aimed at letting people order taxis from their smartphones or via the web, has already gained significant traction in the UK, Russia and Israel. But now it has its sights set on conque...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Kid-Friendly Social Network Everloop Is Coming To iPhone, Raising Series A
Everloop, the social network for children under 13, is planning to launch a mobile application, making it one of the first companies to attempt a mobile, social network just for kids. The app, arrivin...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Indiegogo Raises $15 Million Series A To Make Crowdfunding Go Mainstream
Indiegogo, the website that allows people to contribute money to the causes, artistic projects, and small companies they support, has attracted a good amount of success in the four years since it was ...
10:46 am GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch How Much Would The Average Person Pay For A Standalone HBO Go Subscription? About $12 A Month
Two years ago, HBO introduced HBO Go, giving fans a way to access all of their favorite programming online, on tablets and mobile devices, and increasingly on connected TV platforms. For those of us w...
08:01 am GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Music Streaming Service MOG Comes To Ford SYNC AppLink
MOG, the popular streaming music service, today announced that it is partnering with Ford to bring its service to the car manufacturer's SYNC AppLink platform. This will allow Ford drivers with compat...
08:01 am GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch thePlatform Goes Mid-Market, Introduces mpx Essentials To Compete With Brightcove And Ooyala
Before Brightcove, Ooyala, or KIT Digital, there was thePlatform: The online video platform was founded in 2000, long before online video was a thing. Since then, thePlatform has been mainly focused o...
06:36 am GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Cannon.fm: Its More Than Just Pandora For Local Bands (Video)
Intrigued upon hearing about these StartupWeekend vets, I managed to track down Cannon.fm founders Ryan Cox and Mat Marcum in order to get a little more info about their interesting and imminently lau...
04:54 am GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Hey Zynga, Cut It Out With This Far East Crap
This morning Zynga announced that it's expanding its FarmVille franchise into an exciting new territory: Orientalism!Yes, there's a new FarmVille add-on called wait for it Jade Falls. Now, fantasy s...
04:08 am GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Ellen Pao Breaks Her Silence: Im Still At Kleiner Perkins, And I Dont Plan On Leaving
Ellen Pao, the partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers who is suing the legendary venture capital firm for alleged gender discrimination and other claims, has refused to speak to the press sin...
03:35 am GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning Hint At The Future Of Airtime [TCTV]
As of today's launch Airtime is a one-on-one video chat network, but what about tomorrow? Co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning tell us "it'd be pretty cool" if Airtime became an app platform. The...
02:55 am GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch More Money For Seattle Startups: Madrona Raises $300M Fund
Seattle-based Madrona Venture Group just announced that it has raised a $300 million fifth fund.This is the firm's fifth fund, and its largest yet. The firm says it had planned to raise $250 million, ...
01:59 am GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Congress Should Pass The Startup Act 2.0
For investors, Washington policymakers, casual observers of the stock market, and members of the media, the big story for entrepreneurs over the last few weeks has been the highly anticipated initial ...
01:16 am GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Food Subscription Service Foodzie Gets Gobbled Up By Video Shopping Network Joyus
Online food marketplace and subscription tasting box service Foodzie has been acquired by video eCommerce service Joyus,in a combination cash and stock deal."It was clear to me that video was the key ...
01:09 am GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch HTC One X Slated For June 10 Release At AT&T, Pre-Orders Start Now
The time has finally come. After a brief stay in U.S. customs, HTC's shining star — the One X — has been slated for a June 10 release on AT&T. We originally expected a May 10 release, ...
01:09 am GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch HTC One X Returns To AT&T Stores On June 10, Available Online Now
The time has finally come.After a brief stay in U.S. customs, HTC's shining star the One X will be back on AT&T store shelves. The device was originally launched back on May 6, but a pesky ITC e...
01:06 am GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Can Paying Friends Be Fun? Venmo Features News Feed Of Payments In Redesigned App
"Josh paid Aaron $391 for best Coachella weekend ever". Peer-to-peer payments app Venmo thinks that when you pay someone back for drinks, dinner, or concert tickets, you're really sharing memories, an...
12:26 am GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Know How To Code? Use Scroll Kit To Build Your Next Website
So this thing called the Internet makes it easy for pretty much anyone to have a voice and get messages across. The problem is that building beautiful, intuitive websites typically requires some knowl...
12:24 am GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Sprints Virgin Mobile Becomes The Second Carrier To Offer A Prepaid iPhone
Poor T-Mobile. It was one thing when the iPhone was only available at AT&T, but then Verizon got it, and then Sprint, and then the bar dropped quite a bit as U.S. Cellular got it, and most recentl...
12:21 am GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch SeeWhy Creates A Hub For Shopping Cart Recovery Tools With SeeWhy CORE
There are plenty of products out there promising to help online merchants reach out to visitors who leave without making a purchase. However, SeeWhy founder and Chief Strategy Officer Charles Nicholl...
12:12 am GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Google Now Warns You If It Suspects Youre The Target Of A State-Sponsored Attack
Apparently it's not unusual for Google to detect that some of its users' accounts are under attack from "states or groups that are state-sponsored." The attacks are so prevalent, it seems, that Google...
12:03 am GMT - Wed, June 6, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Expands $99 Subscription Xbox Program To Best Buy And GameStop
Earlier this month, Microsoft decided to try something a little different when it came to selling the Xbox 360. Their plan: to kick off a pilot program under which customers could shell out a mere $99...
11:28 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch App Devs, Grab Your Credit Cards: You Can Now Buy Mobile-Only Ads On Facebook
Facebook just made several changes to its self-serve ad options. The big one: That advertisers can now buy mobile-only news feed Sponsored Stories -- potentially huge for app developers looking to buy...
11:25 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch GoPros New WiFi BacPac + WiFi Remote Combo Kit Will Let You Control 50 GoPros At Once
What's better than one GoPro camera? Two, naturally. But what about 50? Well, control over 50 GoPro Hero cameras is exactly what you'll get with the freshly announced WiFi BacPac + WiFi Remote Co...
10:59 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Larry Sanger: Does Wikipedia Need To Be Censored? [TCTV]
When we think Wikipedia, we think Jimmy Wales. But most of us don't know that Wikipedia actually had a co-founder - a fellow called Larry Sanger, who not only worked on the original version of Wikiped...
10:44 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Loosecubes Secures $7.8M From NEA, Accel To Become The Airbnb For Shared Office Space
Loosecubes, the community marketplace for shared workspace, has today announced that it has secured $7.8 million in series A financing, bringing its total funding to $9 million. The round was led by N...
09:46 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch No Resumes, Just Skills: Smarterer Grabs $1.75M From True, Google Ventures; Tony Conrad Joins Board
Boston-based startup Smarterer has been quietly building a gamified platform that provides job searchers with a simple way to show employers what they know by taking quizzes in subjects that range fro...
09:43 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Achievement Unlocked! Sidequest Pokes Fun At RPG Gaming Tropes
In honor of today's arguably lackluster Nintendo presser, I present Sidequest, a game that asks you to do all sorts of side quests. Over and over again. Ad infinitum....
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Is The U.N. Really Trying To Take Over The Internet? Nope.
At a U.S. House of Representatives hearing earlier this week, a number of government officials from both sides of the aisle, as well as Google's chief Internet evangelist and inventor of the TCP/IP pr...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch With More Than 2M Downloads, HotelTonight Raises Another $23M From US Venture Partners
Last-minute hotel booking startup HotelTonight just announced that it raised a $23 million Series C round led by U.S. Venture Partners (USVP). The financing includes existing investors Accel Partners,...
08:50 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Urbanspoon Debuts Rezbook Right Now, Lets Diners See Real-Time Availability For Reservations & Waitlists
Urbanspoon is continuing to heat up the competition between it and competitorOpenTable with the launch of a new feature for Rezbook, its iPad-based reservation and tablet management system for restaur...
08:38 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Cheapskates Rejoice: Amazon Wireless Is Selling Verizons Galaxy Nexus For A Penny
There's no better way to kick off the day than with a wicked phone deal (that's how I've always looked at it, anyway), and the folks Amazon Wireless have a real winner lined up for today. For a brief ...
08:16 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Nintendo Announces The Wii U At E3
It was just yesterday that Nintendo unveiled the Wii U Gamepad, but today is the big announcement. Everybody welcome the Wii U. The new console, coupled with the Gamepad, will change gaming entirely, ...
08:09 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Google Acquires Mobile Productivity Company Quickoffice
Google just announced that it has acquired Quickoffice, a company best known for its mobile productivity suite for Android and iOS. Google plans to bring Quickoffice's "powerful technology" to its own...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Audi Is Testing Out 4G LTE Connectivity In Its Cars, Courtesy Of Sierra Wireless
3G connectivity has been baked into cars for years now. Audi and Ford pioneered the technology, but times are a-changin'. The end-all be-all in wireless is no longer 3G as 4G LTE has taken the main st...
08:03 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Launch As Celebrity Bonanza: Airtimes Ritzy, Glitzy, Glitchy Debut
Once upon a time, a humble click of a button could send a web service live. A couple of e-mails out or a post on a message board might be sufficient to draw the interest of a few early adopters. No lo...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Gaming Company OnLive Adds LG Smart TVs And In-Browser Gameplay For Publishers
Two years ago, OnLive launched with a dramatic plan to upend the gaming industry: By putting game processing in the cloud and streaming over the Internet, it could enable a whole new realm of devices ...
07:55 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Live From Nintendos 2012 E3 Keynote
The geeks have gathered, the music is loud, and paired with the graphics on the big screens, this place is basically a stoner's wet dream. The doors of the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena have opened, and ...
07:39 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Airtime Launches A Video Chat Network Thats The New Place To Hangout Online
Ready your arsenal of funny viral videos, Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning have just launched their video chat and sharing network Airtime. Built on Facebook with a stunning $33.5 million in funding, Air...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Any.DOs To-Do List App Hits 100,000 iOS Downloads In 24 Hours
How hot are to-do lists? Quite hot, apparently. After Sunday's launch of the popular Android to-do list app Any.DO on iOS and web, co-founder and CEO Omer Perchik tells us that download numbers are ex...
06:40 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Oracle Buys Another: First Vitrue, Now Market Intelligence Firm Collective Intellect
Following its acquisition of marketing giant Vitrue two weeks ago for $300 million, today Oracle struck again. The company has just announced that it has agreed to acquire cloud-based social intellige...
06:28 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch on{X}: The Coolest Thing to Happen to Android. Courtesy of Microsoft Israel?
Look at your Android phone! Now back at this post!Imagine you could program your Android to text your wife when you left work. Now imagine your Android reminding you in the morning to grab your umbrel...
06:23 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Face To Face: How Airtime Will Re-Humanize The Internet
One minute into using Airtime I was laughing with someone I'd never met. That's something special when despite all the asynchronous connection, the Internet threatens to make us feel lonely.On Airtime...
06:22 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch The Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate Is Cheap, Fast, And Eco-Friendly: Launches June 10 At AT&T
LTE is a wonderful thing. It's like seeing the ocean for the very first time, or taking off in a plane. The speed is brand new, and it's beautiful. But unfortunately, most LTE smartphones tend to hang...
06:11 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch .Choice: With $100M+ Raised, Donuts Launches A Registry For New Top-Level Domain Names
Last year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved a new initiative that is set to significantly expand the number of generic top-level domains (gTLDs), allowing compa...
06:04 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Nuances Dragon ID Lets You Unlock Your Smartphone Or Tablet By Talking To It
Speech recognition giant Nuance has made their share of plays in the mobile space before -- they acquired Vlingo last year and pushed out their Dragon Go! voice command app to both iOS and Android.The...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Wibbitz Raises $2.3M Series A For Technology That Turns Text Into Videos
Wibbitz, a company whose tagline calls it the "play button for the web," has just closed a $2.3 million Series A round headed up byHorizons Ventures, the internet and technology investment fund belong...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Toshibas New 21:9 Widescreen Ultrabook Is All About Entertainment
Most laptops are all the same these days, with very few exceptions. But when those exceptions creep up, we can't help but take a closer look. So is the case with Toshiba's Satellite U845W, which oddly...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Twilio Passes A Milestone: 100,000 Developers For Its VoIP, SMS Platform
Twilio, the San Francisco-based startup that powers all kinds of phone-like applications on the web and mobile, just passed 100,000 developers on its platform. That's up from about 30,000 a year ago."...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Accel-Backed Payments Gateway Provider Braintree Goes International With Expansion Into 30 New Countries
E-commerce and m-commerce paymentsplatformBraintree has major news today: it's expanding operations outside of the U.S. and will now become available to thirty additional countries worldwide. The new ...
04:50 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch MapMyFitness Works Out $9M From Austin, Milestone Ventures For Better Fitness Tracking
MapMyFitness, the health and fitness startup that powers a community of fitness-oriented websites like MapMyRUN.com, MapMyRIDE.com, MapMyWALK.com, has today announced that it has closed $9 million in ...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch New Social eBooks Retailer Zola Books Launches Private Beta, Raises $1M From Prominent Authors
Zola Books, a new social eBooks site to discover, buy and discuss books, just announced that it is launching its private beta today. The company also announced that it has raised $1 million in seed fu...
03:32 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Traducto Pro Wants To Be Your One Stop Shop For iOS And Mac App Localization
There's plenty of money to be made if you're an app developer pushing out quality content, but making a name for yourself in your home market is only part of the equation. Developers that have neither...
03:12 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Gamifying The Job Search: Identified Hits 10M Users, Nabs $21M In Series B Funding
"People crave feedback on their professional lives," say Brendan Wallace and Adeyemi Ajao, co-founders and co-CEOs of Identified, a young San Francisco-based startup that has been hard at work at gami...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Card-Linked Customer Loyalty Company Cartera Commerce Raises $12.2M Series D, Readies Expansion Into Local Offers
Cartera Commerce, the largest provider of card-linked offers in the U.S., has just raised an additional $12.2 million in Series D funding, bringing its total raise to date to $43 million. The new roun...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Quepasa, MyYearbook Complete Rebranding As MeetMe, Will Start Trading Today As MEET
Quepasa, the Latin American social networking company that merged with myYearbook, announced in April that it was rebranding as MeetMe. Now the company says the rebranding is complete, capped off with...
01:02 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Threadflip Raises $6.5M From Shasta, Chris Sacca And Others, Launches Mobile App
Clothing swap in online form Threadflip (a service which I'm a power user and fan of,fyi) has just closed its $6.5M Series-A round.The financing was set at around a $20-25 million post-money valuation...
12:05 pm GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch An Extremely Rational Bubble
It just makes sense that the failure of Facebook to spectacularly IPO would affect all markets public and private right? But especially the companies, public or private, that are contingent upon, teth...
11:05 am GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Clarizen Raises Another $12M For Project Management
Clarizen, a company offering online project management tools, has raised $12 million in Series E funding.The round was led by Vintage Partners, with past backers Benchmark Capital, Carmel Ventures, DA...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Intuit Merges Its Square Competitor GoPayment With QuickBooks Point Of Sale
Let the mobile payment wars continue! Only yesterday Square announced its ever-expanding retail availability (20,000 outlets nationwide), and today competitor Intuit GoPayment is following up with som...
06:16 am GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Rebrands The PlayStation Suite, Reveals HTC As First New Hardware Partner
Sony is certainly no stranger to the mobile space -- the recently-divorced Sony Mobile Communications branch has been announcing plenty of handsets lately, but the company has decided that their PlayS...
05:58 am GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Yer A Wizard, Sony: PlayStation Introduces Wonderbook, The AR Ebook For Kids Complete With Harry Potter Content
Although the vast majority of Sony gaming content is focused on adult/teen titles, a new title called Wonderbook is particularly interesting. Using an augmented-reality book, kids can turn pages and w...
05:44 am GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Sonys Jack Tretton: PS Vita Will Get Hulu Plus And Crackle Apps Soon
Like Microsoft did in their own press conference earlier today, Sony was quick to point out that their consoles aren't just gaming gadgets -- they're great for consuming media too. To further cement t...
05:35 am GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Ongage Wants to Help Marketing Emails Make It Into The Inbox
If a company needs to send marketing emails, it choose from a range of email service providers, such as iContact and Exact Target. But a startup called Ongage says that if you want your emails to make...
04:26 am GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Khosla Ventures Raising Money For New Seed Fund, SEC Filing Says
Looks like the seed funding wave continues to get stronger. The latest evidence: Khosla Ventures, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm headed up by tech industry veteran Vinod Khosla, appears to be...
02:58 am GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch CloudFlare Security Breach: The Result Of Smart Social Engineering, Flaw In Googles Account Recovery System
CloudFlare, the increasingly popular security and CDN service, suffered a security breach last week that allowed hacktivist group UGNazitohijack the company's CEO's Matthew Prince's Gmail account and ...
02:47 am GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Rolls Out Its Own CDN: Open Connect
Netflix announced today that it is rolling out a new CDN of its own, called Open Connect, which will reduce its costs of delivery and could improve delivery of its content. But Open Connect isn't just...
02:44 am GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch E-Publishing May Be Doing Everything Right, But We Cant Ignore The Spectre Of Piracy
I'm a full supporter of e-books, e-book devices, and agree (mostly) with this excellent WSJ assessment by Rob Reid of the the e-book business. In short, Reid points out that 10 years ago this month th...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Mr. Obama, Tear Down This Wall(ed Garden)
Today, I participated in a meeting at the White House described as an "expert roundtable on patient access to health data" hosted by Todd Park (Chief Technology Officer of the United States), Farzad ...
01:36 am GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Bucks The Chromatic Trend With An Exclusive Red Galaxy S III Coming This Summer
Nearly every U.S. wireless carrier that will stock Samsung's much-anticipated Galaxy S III laid out their intentions this morning, but some were more forthcoming than others. While Verizon, T-Mobile, ...
01:36 am GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Bringing Its Mobile News Feed Redesign To the Web, With Larger Photos And Text
If you liked the larger photos that Facebook introduced to its mobile news feed last month, here's some good news: It's bringing a similar redesign to its Web interface.Specifically, Facebook says pho...
01:06 am GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The Next 10 Startups To Join NYC-Based Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
The Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator is back, with 10 new startups just announced as part of its Summer 2012 class. From political fundraising to group travel to social business referrals, the inc...
01:05 am GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch More On Meebo: Price Is Around $100M, Product Team To Work On Google+ Publisher Tools, Layoffs Hit Sales
Meebo, the seven year-old chat service that morphed into a website toolbar and ad platform, is indeed selling to Google. The company confirmed the news a few minutes ago, and we've since dug up some m...
12:33 am GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch GTar Update: The Guitar Now Works As A MIDI Controller
The GTar, everyone's favorite Disrupt near-winner, has just announced full MIDI compatibility for their guitar, allowing musicians to connect to popular software and "play" various sounds and triggers...
12:10 am GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Adds KF8 Support, Parental Controls, And A High-Contrast Font To Their Cheapest Kindle
Amazon's $79 Kindle may be the least flashy of the the bunch, but the Seattle company is starting to push out a new software update that adds some much-needed functionality to their cost-conscious e-r...
12:06 am GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Confirmed: Google Is Buying Meebo, The Startup That Turned Chat Into A Business
Meebo has been around in Silicon Valley for seven years, starting with a site that let users chat with each other across different instant message services -- then becoming a social toolbar, and much ...
12:06 am GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Confirmed: Google Is Buying Meebo, The Startup That Turned Chat Into A Business [Updated]
Meebo has been around in Silicon Valley for seven years, starting off with a site that let users chat with each other across different instant message services -- then becoming a social toolbar, and a...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, June 5, 2012
Techcrunch Movile Launches Zeewe TV, A New Social Video Service Aimed At The Latino Market
Movile has spent the last decade providing content to Latin American audiences primarily on feature phones through partnerships with mobile carriers. Now Movile, which is based in Brazil, is looking t...
11:46 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Google Analytics Now Lets You Conduct Browser-Size Analysis
Google just added a small but interesting new feature to its Google Analytics product. You can now see how much of your site your visitors are really seeing, based on the new browser-size analysis the...
11:45 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Profitable San Francisco Financial Company Launches New Form Of Payment [TCTV]
San Francisco has had an awesome few weeks of 75th anniversary celebrations. The Golden Gate bridge celebration was pretty obvious, as there was a lot of fanfare with fireworks etc., but another celeb...
10:40 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Custom Jewelry Startup Gemvara Raises $25M In Oversubscribed Series D Round
Gemvara, a Boston-based custom jewelry site we've written about in the past, just announced that it has closed a $25 million Series D funding round. This overscubscribed round was led by Norwest Ventu...
10:07 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch The Xbox 360, Now A True Cable Box Killer
Microsoft just threw down at E3 2012. After exciting the crowd with Halo and Gears of War titles, the company unveiled new additions to the 360's vast media offering. Don't be distracted by the video ...
09:48 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Adds 50 People Through Talent Acquisition of Video Game Maker Buzz Monkey
Zynga just closed a talent acquisition of Oregon-based video game maker Buzz Monkey, which will add about 50 people to its arsenal of game developers, we've confirmed with sources who have knowledge o...
09:44 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Wreckateer: Microsoft Aims For Angry Birds For With New Casual Game
We haven't been paying much attention to new games this E3 but a new title, Wreckateer, should be interesting to casual gamers who have a passing familiarity with another title involving avians who ar...
09:44 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Wreckateer: Microsoft Aims For Angry Birds With New Casual Game
We haven't been paying much attention to new games this E3 but a new title, Wreckateer, should be interesting to casual gamers who have a passing familiarity with another title involving avians who ar...
09:27 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Internet Explorer Will Land On The Xbox 360 This Fall With Kinect Controls In Tow
The announcements just keep pouring out of Microsoft's press event at the Galen Center, so here's another one to chew on -- Microsoft has announced that a version of their Internet Explorer browser wi...
09:15 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Introduces Second-Screen Feature, Xbox SmartGlass
Microsoft just announced a new feature called Xbox SmartGlass, a "second screen" feature that allows you to view information about media on the screen of a mobile device or PC.SmartGlass allows you to...
09:11 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Reveals Xbox Music, Music Streaming Service For Consoles, PCs, Tablets, And Phone
It may not be much of a surprise any more, but Microsoft has just officially pulled back the curtains on their new Xbox Music service at their pre-E3 press conference at the Galen Center in California...
09:03 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Xbox 360 Kinects You With Media With New Voice Features
Microsoft just announced an upcoming improvement to the Xbox 360 that allows you to search for movies and video content simply by calling out a few simple phrases ("bing action" for action movies, for...
09:02 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Social Video Chat App Rounds Expands From Facebook To Mac & PC
Rounds, the social video chat app for Facebook and the web, backed by $5.5 million in funding from Verizon Investments, Rhodium, DFJ's Tim Draper and other angels, is now expanding to the desktop. Thi...
08:54 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Buys Design Agency Nclud, Appoints Co-Founder Twitters New Design Manager
A small but interesting acquisition for Twitter as it continues to hone the services that it delivers to brands and other would-be advertisers alongside its core microblogging service: it has bought N...
08:54 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Updated: Twitter Buys IP From Design Agency Nclud, Appoints Co-Founder Its New Design Manager
A small but interesting acquisition for Twitter as it continues to hone the services that it delivers to brands and other would-be advertisers alongside its core microblogging service: it has bought N...
08:43 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Xbox 360 Now Top Selling Console Worldwide
Microsoft's Don Mattrick announced at the Microsoft media event at E3 that the Microsoft Xbox 360 has moved from the top console in North America to the top console worldwide, beating out the PS3 and ...
08:29 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Firefox 13 Arrives With New Home Page And New Tab Page, SPDY Support
Most Firefox updates over the last few months were relatively minor. Firefox 13, which is now available for download and which will go out to existing users tomorrow, is a bit different. This update a...
07:53 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Instapaper Finally Makes Its Android Debut, And Its Almost Amazing
Given Instapaper creator Marco Arment's less-than-enthusiastic stance on Android, it didn't seem like an Android version of his popular story-saving app would ever see the light of day. A handful of p...
07:32 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Square Doubles Its Retail Presence After Landing in 20,000 Outlets
Square has doubled its presence in retail stores since the beginning of the year by landing in about 20,000 outlets nationwide. At the beginning of the year, the company told us that it was in about 1...
07:05 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Berlins Startup Factory Takes Shape [TCTV]
We originally reported on the project to create a new kind of startup space in Berlin back in April, provisionally titled "The Factory". I recently visited the project which has been put together by J...
07:05 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Webs.com Revamps Its DIY Site Creation Tools, Ditches Banner Ads For Free Users
DIY website creation service Webs.com is launching an all-new version of its flagship product today with the introduction of the completely revamped SiteBuilder3. The new website designing tool now in...
06:14 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Releases Guide To iOS Security
Apple has introduced a guide to iOS security, which was posted to Apple.com sometime in late May, but is just now being noticed outside the Apple developer community. The publication is notable becaus...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Boxee launches Cloudee, its private online video-sharing service
Boxee is best known for software that makes online video more accessible on user's TV screens. Now it's working on something totally different -- helping users to take their own personal videos and ma...
05:36 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Mens Subscription Service Bespoke Post Partners With Details Mag, Grabs 500 Startups As Investor
Bespoke Post, a new e-commerce startup using the subscription-based "box of the month" model, is making a splashy public debut next week thanks to a new partnership with Details magazine, a Cond Nast ...
05:29 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Russian Internet Market Booms As Access Spreads
How many Internet users are there in Russia? How big are the Russian Internet advertising and e-commerce markets? If you lie awake at night wondering, you're not alone. Trying to get a handle on this ...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Disney Teams Up With Imangi For Movie Tie-In Temple Run: Brave
For the mobile game version of Pixar's new movie Brave, Disney looked for help from the developers behind a big iOS hit Imangi Studios, the creators of Temple Run.Bart Decrem, the former Tapulous CEO...
04:54 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy S III To Debut On Five U.S. Carriers In June, Verizon Pre-Orders Begin On June 6
And here we go! Samsung announced late last night that the long-awaited Galaxy S III would hit five of the U.S.'s biggest carriers -- Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular --...
04:54 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy S III To Land On Five U.S. Carriers In June, Sprint And T-Mobile Set For June 21 Launch
And here we go! Samsung announced late last night that the long-awaited Galaxy S III would hit five of the U.S.'s biggest carriers -- Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular --...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch BYOD Without Big Brother: Mobilisafe Debuts Real-Time Mobile Risk Management Solution
Seattle-basedMobilisafe, a mobile security startup backed by $1.2 million in funding fromMadrona Venture Group,Trilogy Equity Partnershipand T-Venture, is exiting its private beta program and launchin...
03:44 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Marketplace For Event Venues Eventup Brings In $1.8M From Lightbank, NEA And More
Like an Airbnb but for events spaces, Eventup is announcing a $1.8 million seed round today, with financing led by Eric Lefkofsky's Lightbank and followed on by NEA, Crosscut Ventures, New World Ventu...
03:10 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo May Settle With Facebook On Patents, But CEO Levinsohn Has Another Legal Wrangle On His Hands
Ross Levinsohn, the interim CEO of Yahoo, and members of his board have "stepped up" talks with Facebook to settle their patent dispute, according to AllThingsD, but that is not the end of legal wrang...
02:35 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M
Salesforcelast week was reported to be close to buying Buddy Media, and today the company has confirmed it: it's buying Buddy Media, the social media marketer, in a $689 million, cash-and-shares deal....
01:59 pm GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Project Glass Is Codenamed Wingman
Company culture is a huge competitive advantage: That's why Zuckerberg obsesses over Facebook's hackathons and why Yahooers "bleed purple." Of course, anything that causes people to feel loyal to orga...
08:20 am GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch What Lies Beyond The Check-In: Foursquare To Launch Big New Redesign Next Week
If you're following Foursquare on Twitter, you've probably noticed that the check-in champions have been teasing the release of the "all new Foursquare" app for the last few days, dropping hints that ...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Woofounds Social Events App Matches People To Places Based On Personality
Woofound, a Maryland-based startup aiming to match your personality to things you want to do, is today launching its iOS application nationwide. The app turns rating activities, places and restaurants...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch TwitchTV Gets Its First In-Game Streaming Integration, Introduces A Scholarship For Competitive Gamers
Launched just about a year ago, live streaming site TwitchTV has very quickly established itself as one of the top destinations for e-sports enthusiasts who want to broadcast their gaming sessions to ...
06:07 am GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Tiger, SV Angel-Backed Baby.com.br Finds Legs In An Exploding Brazilian eCommerce Market
Last October, Kimball Thomas and Davis Smith launched Baby.com.br with $4.4 million in backing from an impressive group of Silicon Valley and international investors, including Tiger Global Management...
02:33 am GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The Wii U Gamepad, Nintendos Answer To Gaming On The iPad
Details are still just mainly technical, but Nintendo just took the wraps off the final version of the Wii U's controller, now named Gamepad. This came during Nintendo's somewhat surprising pre-E3 pre...
01:20 am GMT - Mon, June 4, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile And Local Ads: The Publisher Perspective
Editor's note: Location is key to monetizing mobile ads, ThinkNear chief executive Eli Portnoy wrote in a guest post for us yesterday. Now James Hritz weighs in with some further thoughts on the matte...
11:55 pm GMT - Sun, June 3, 2012
Techcrunch As Facebook Puns Dominate News Headlines Worldwide, One Man Is Fighting Back
"Where are Facebook's friends? Stock slide deepens," the Associated Press wonderedrecently. "Facebook's flotation: more pokes than likes," The Guardian quipped. "Status change for Facebook's IPO?," MS...
11:41 pm GMT - Sun, June 3, 2012
Techcrunch iCade Mobile, The Gaming Adapter For iPhone, Now Shipping
Good news, everybody! The iCade Mobile, a Bluetooth case that slides around your iPhone, allowing you to play games using a trackpad and read buttons, is now shipping for $80. The iCade Core, an arcad...
11:10 pm GMT - Sun, June 3, 2012
Techcrunch Pocket Gods Other Success: Digital Comics
Pocket God is best-known as a hit game for iOS and other smartphone platforms, but Dave Castelnuovo, head of developer Bolt Creative, says the story and characters have been embraced in another medium...
10:40 pm GMT - Sun, June 3, 2012
Techcrunch Appsplit Is Crowdfunding For Apps
If Appsplit is any indication, either crowdfunding is the future of everything or there's a crowdfunding gold rush. I'm going to bet it's a little of both.This new service allows programmers to crowdf...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 3, 2012
Techcrunch Hot Android To-Do List App, Any.DO, Comes To iOS And Web
Any.DO, the gorgeous to-do app for Android, has finally made its way to the iPhone and the webtoday. Developed by the team behindTaskos, one of the most popular to-do list applications on the Android ...
06:04 pm GMT - Sun, June 3, 2012
Techcrunch Raising Money 101: Its a Selling Moment
The recent Broadway revival of Arthur Millers Death of a Salesman got me thinking about the differences between the pitches I hear from entrepreneurs, and why some succeed and others dont.Willy Lomans...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 3, 2012
Techcrunch For the Single Founder Who Cant Code
Last summer when I started working onUndrip, I was in a tough spot. I grew up doing web and graphic design so I was a pretty good front-end developer and designer. But I knew nothing about back-end we...
06:24 am GMT - Sun, June 3, 2012
Techcrunch Monetizing Mobile Requires More Than Just Waiting For Ad Dollars
Mary Meekers presentation this week on mobile shone light on the mobile monetization problem and argued that ad $ follow eyeballs, it just takes time. However, she failed to address the reason for the...
03:30 am GMT - Sun, June 3, 2012
Techcrunch Inside Startx Stanfords Spring 2012 Demo Day [TCTV]
Startx, the startup accelerator for Stanford University students, held its Spring 2012 Demo Day this past week at AOL headquarters in Palo Alto, California. Seven very diverse startups presented to a ...
01:36 am GMT - Sun, June 3, 2012
Techcrunch The Instagram Effect? Mobile Photo Sharing App PicPlz To Shut Down Permanently On July 3
PicPlz, the mobile photo sharing app that is perhaps known best for being an early and direct competitor with Instagram, will shut down permanently on July 3. Mixed Media Labs, the parent company of P...
01:32 am GMT - Sun, June 3, 2012
Techcrunch How Do Top Android Developers QA Test Their Apps?
A couple weeks ago I ran this post showing how one Hong Kong developer, Animoca, tests its Android games. The company, which has had more than 70 million downloads, tests every one of their apps on ab...
12:10 am GMT - Sun, June 3, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Scores A Solid Return On Its Video Development Fund
My son recently tried to call one of our older relatives. He dialed the number and quickly hung up with a confused look on his face. I asked him what was wrong and he replied, I dont know. Theres some...
12:04 am GMT - Sun, June 3, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Evo 4G LTE Review: I Cant See Why Not
The Evo 4G LTE is a fine phone. There certainly aren't any glaring issues: Sense has been considerably streamlined, and it's really good at what it was made to do, which is entertain. The design langu...
10:35 pm GMT - Sat, June 2, 2012
Techcrunch Dropcanvas Offers Up Free, Dead Simple File Sharing, But Can It Last?
There's no shortage of robust, full-featured file storage and sharing services out there, but where do you turn when you want the quickest, simplest way to go? Crate costs money, JustBeamIt requires b...
10:31 pm GMT - Sat, June 2, 2012
Techcrunch Cleveland-Based LaunchHouse Is Looking For A Few Good Ohio Start-Ups
Cleveland, known to many as the "Land From Whence The Cleves Came," is rarely mentioned when you think of hotbeds of entrepreneurial energy. But yet it was the long time home to Harvey Pekar and does ...
10:14 pm GMT - Sat, June 2, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With The Romain Jerome Space Invaders Watch For High-End Gamers
People keep asking, "Why would anyone of sane mind buy a $17,000 luxury watch with a Space Invader's theme?" If you are familiar with the Swiss watch brand Romain Jerome - you don't need an answer. Th...
10:08 pm GMT - Sat, June 2, 2012
Techcrunch ApriPetit Is A Little Robot That Wants To Talk To You
Robots are hard to talk to. They're not friendly, they're mostly made of plastic, and, as anyone who has tried to chat with a Roomba can attest, they are often dedicated to a single task. Luckily, the...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 2, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Beneath Blue Suburban Skies
The Gillmor Gang John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor watches helplessly as robots briefly take over the show. As investors reel from the backwash of the Facebook...
07:59 pm GMT - Sat, June 2, 2012
Techcrunch The Other Side Of The Story: WhosHere vs. Whos Near Me Live
You guys may remember a post on TechCrunch yesterday about a trademark spat between an entrepreneur named Brian Hamachek, who built an app called Who's Near Me Live, and a Lightbank-backed startup cal...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 2, 2012
Techcrunch How To Cash In On Government As A Platform
At TC Disrupt New York, the White Houses chief geeks -- CTO Todd Park and CIO Steve Van Roekel -- rang the bell for Silicon Valley to step up and help recode the federal government with their Digital ...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 2, 2012
Techcrunch Bashing Facebook For All The Wrong Reasons
So Facebook's IPO was a disaster. Or maybe it wasn't. Yes, it was an utter fiasco. No, wait: "The debacle was not the IPO but all the whining by speculators who didn't make money." Nope, it was "the f...
08:30 am GMT - Sat, June 2, 2012
Techcrunch Guerilla Recruiting: Combating The Counteroffer
One of the most frustrating things Ive experienced as a leader is putting months into recruiting an amazing VP or engineer, only to have them change their mind at the 11th hour because of a ridiculous...
07:32 am GMT - Sat, June 2, 2012
Techcrunch Startups Vs. Startups: App Developer Gets Sued By Lightbank-Backed WhosHere
So here's a story that hopefully will be an eye-opener for entrepreneurs and startups, while providing a painful peek into trademark harassment and the importance of due diligence. It goes a little so...
05:27 am GMT - Sat, June 2, 2012
Techcrunch Emotion Measurement Platform Affectiva Wins $500K NSF Grant
Affectiva, a startup that tries to measure the emotional response people have to ads and brands, just announced that it has a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.The company spun out o...
02:48 am GMT - Sat, June 2, 2012
Techcrunch With $5.5M From Google Ventures, Opus, Crittercism Launches An App Performance Management Solution
Last summer, after graduating from AngelPad, San Francisco-based Crittercism announced that it had raised $1.2 million in seed funding from the likes of Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Opus Capital,...
02:20 am GMT - Sat, June 2, 2012
Techcrunch T-Mobiles Galaxy S III May Not Get A Facelift Before It Launches In The U.S.
When the Galaxy S and the Galaxy S II made their respective journeys to the United States, they lost a little something that international customers have enjoyed since the beginning: the physical home...
12:30 am GMT - Sat, June 2, 2012
Techcrunch Study: Yesterdays Facebook Outage Also Slowed Down Major Media And Retail Sites
It's a testament to how important Facebook has become in the web ecosystem that the social network's performance issues yesterday didn't just affect the site itself but also a wide variety of other si...
12:02 am GMT - Sat, June 2, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 06.01.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Kevin Marks, John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm PST....
11:47 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Leave Your Credit Cards At Home: iCaches Digital WalletiPhone Case Is Now Available
Well, it's about time. Many of us were absolutely floored by the iCache Geode mobile wallet when it first appeared back in April, and now the company has announced that the hotly-awaited accessory is ...
11:41 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch After Years Of Flirting, Facebook And Apple Set To Achieve Relationship Status In iOS 6
There's been a lot of flirting going on in recent months between Apple and Facebook. In February, Apple CEO Tim Cook told a group of investors that Facebook was "the one company that is closest to bei...
11:21 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch I Want My Rockify.TV: Startup Launches New Personalized Music Video Service
One interesting trend I've been watching over the last year or so is the intersection of social and personalization as a way to discover new videos. And, of course, how it helps users to discover new ...
11:03 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch HoozTrippin Helps You Find Travel Buddies
If you've got a vacation coming up, a startup called HoozTrippin is aiming to make it more fun by connecting you with other travelers.Co-founder and CEO Steven Oh (who was formerly the head of product...
10:25 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Holy Strategic Partnerships, Batman! A Brief History Of Nokias Batman Obsession
The Nokia Lumia 900 The Dark Knight Rises Edition handset has made its way on the interwebs recently and it's nothing short of a beauty, with a black polycarbonate unibody frame and a laser-etched Bat...
09:40 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Zillow Completes Its $40M RentJuice Acquisition
Zillow, the popular online real estate search engine, just announced that it has closed its previously announced $40 million acquisition of RentJuice. With RentJuice, Zillow now owns a rental relatio...
09:24 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch SeatGeek Signs Its First Big Music Partners, Including AOL Music
Ticket search engine SeatGeek is best known as the place to find good deals on sports tickets, but it's working to dominate ticketing for any live events, including concerts. It just announced its fir...
08:40 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Google Promises To Unveil The Next Dimension Of Google Maps Next Week
The online mapping space is quickly heating up. What used to be a relatively straightforward competition between Google and Microsoft (with Openstreetmap and a few other smaller players standing on th...
08:37 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Merging Facebook With Search, Microsoft Rolls Out New Bing To All Of U.S.
Earlier this month, Bing, the other white meat search engine, revealed its big redesign, which put a heavy emphasis on social search. Today, Microsoft announced the new version of Bing.com is now avai...
08:30 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Cyberwar Is With Us: Details Emerge About Use Of Stuxnet Worm In Iran
In an excellent piece by David Sanger, the NY Times has confirmed what we all suspected: that the US deployed the Stuxnet worm, a powerful worm that targets very specific machines within Iran's nuclea...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Forced By Privacy Activist To Put Policy Changes Up For Worldwide Vote
Max Schrems, the Austrian founder of Europe Vs. Facebook,successfullyforced Facebook to putproposed policy changesup for a vote by all its usersby mobilizing his privacy group to flood Facebook's Site...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Forced By Privacy Activist To Put Policy Changes Up For Worldwide Vote Until June 8th
Max Schrems, the Austrian founder of Europe Vs. Facebook, has forced Facebook to putproposed policy changesup for a vote by all its users. By mobilizing his privacy group to flood Facebook's Site Gove...
07:40 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch GirlsInTech Pick Their Top 100 Women In Tech In Europe
While in the US the visibility of women in technology startups is pretty well established, in Europe it's suffered a little from the more general problem of the fragmented nature of the European tech ...
07:31 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Sick Of Daily Deal Emails? UnsubscribeDeals Is There For You
Waxing for two at Take-It-Offs in Scranton? $100 worth of Polka lessons for 40 cents? An avant garde grilled cheese sandwich meal with metal shavings in it at Chez Naif for $60? You don't want any of ...
07:10 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia & Microsoft Respond To Googles Complaint Over Patent Trolling, Call It Desperate & Wrong
Happy Friday, here's some more patent trolling nonsense for you today: Google said on Thursday it had filed a complaint with the European Commission which claims cell phone maker Nokia is colluding wi...
06:43 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch With The Prepaid Barrier Broken, The iPhone Could Land On Boost Mobile In September
Cricket Communications made waves yesterday morning when they announced that they would be the first prepaid carrier in the country to offer Apple's iPhone, and now it seems that other contract-averse...
06:25 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch 23snaps Tries Its Hand At Being The Facebook For Families
Another entry in the mobile-first, private social networking for families space (yes, apparently this is a thing now): 23snaps, a new iOS application that works like a mini-Facebook for posting status...
06:24 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Ikea Further Details Its Upcoming Uppleva HDTV Line
Watch out, Best Buy and Samsung. Ikea is seemingly doing to home entertainment systems what Apple did to portable electronics. The company previously revealed its upcoming entrance into the home theat...
05:20 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Ecommerce Study Finds Mobile Safari To Be Fastest Growing Web Browser
Much of the time when you talk about browser market share, it's in the context of IE vs. Chrome vs. all the rest. But new data released from e-commerce technology companyMonetatetoday has thrown the m...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Sharethrough Launches A Video Portal At Sharethrough.tv To Show Off Ads That Dont Suck
Ever want to re-watch one of those awesome and inspirational five-minute Nike ads, but didn't know where to look? Video ad distributor Sharethrough has rolled out a new video portal that is designed t...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Sharethrough Launches A Video Portal To Show Off Ads That Dont Suck
Ever want to re-watch one of those awesome and inspirational five-minute Nike ads, but didn't know where to look? Video ad distributor Sharethrough has rolled out a new video portal that is designed t...
04:31 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch ETSI Formalizes The 40% Smaller 4FF Nano-SIM Standard
The powers at the ETSI just released the specifications for a new SIM format. This card, the fourth form factor or the 4FF, is 40% smaller than the current micro-SIM card. It looks very similar to tra...
01:35 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Zoopla Completes Findaproperty Merger To Take On RightMove
Property startup Zoopla and the A&N Media (DMGT)-owned Digital Property Group (Findaproperty / Primelocation) have formally completed their merger following approval by the UK's Office of Fair Tra...
12:24 pm GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch MoneySupermarket To Acquire MoneySavingExpert For 87 million
MoneySupermarket, a UK-based price comparison site for financial services, is acquiring advice site MoneySavingExpert from founder Martin Lewis, for 87 million ($133 million).Lewis, a personal finance...
10:50 am GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch UK Daily Deals Aggregator Coupobox Sells Up To DealCollector In Another Sign Of Consolidation
Today comes news of a small but indicative acquisition in the area of daily deals: the UK-based deals aggregator Coupobox has been bought by rival site DealCollectorfor a song: the price was in the "l...
08:07 am GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch AdMob Founders Churn Labs To Shut Down, Team Lured Away By New Startups
The end is in sight for Churn Labs, the startup generator created by AdMob founder Omar Hamoui and AdMob's first engineer Mike Rowehl. Two new companies will be spinning out in mid-July, Hamoui tells ...
08:07 am GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch AdMob Founders Churn Labs To Shut Down, Team Lured Away By Their New Startups
The end is in sight for Churn Labs, the startup generator created by AdMob founder Omar Hamoui and AdMob's first engineer Mike Rowehl. Two new companies will be spinning out in mid-July, Hamoui tells ...
07:50 am GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Big Data For Higher Ed: With $4.1M From First Round, Floodgate, Former Kaplan Exec Launches Civitas Learning
To improve academic outcomes and keep students in school, teachers, learners and administrators need access to insight in realtime. Big data, predictive analytics, machine learning and recommendation ...
07:12 am GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Finally Cracks Down On Auto-Sharing Spam With 10-Second Rule
If you hate accidental auto-sharing, you're in luck. Now you have to be watching or reading something for at least 10 seconds before Facebook apps can auto-share the activity to your Timeline. That sh...
05:39 am GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Now At 17M+ Users, Rebtel Brings Cheap VoIP Calls, Texts To The iPad
With Skype under Microsoft ownership, Rebtel now claims to be the largest independent mobile VoIP provider, with 17 million users in over 200 countries accessing its service over WiFi and 3G on iPhone...
05:00 am GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Fred Wilson Talks NYCs Tech Scene, The Effect Of Angel Investors, And More [TCTV]
If you want to learn about the booming tech startup scene in New York City, it doesn't get much better than talking to Fred Wilson. Wilson has emerged as perhaps the most recognizable figure of the no...
04:28 am GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Is Facebook Down? Yes It Was For Some. Outage Lasted Over An Hour
"Let me tell you the difference between Facebook and everyone else, we don't crash EVER!" - 'Mark Zuckerberg', The Social Network. Not quite. Facebook was offline or slow to load for some users around...
04:28 am GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Is Facebook Down? Yes For Some. Outages Have Lasted Two Hours and Counting
"Let me tell you the difference between Facebook and everyone else, we don't crash EVER!" - 'Mark Zuckerberg', The Social Network. Not quite. Facebook has been offline or slow to load for some users a...
04:28 am GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Is Facebook Down? Yes For Some. Site Outages Lasted Over Two Hours
"Let me tell you the difference between Facebook and everyone else, we don't crash EVER!" - 'Mark Zuckerberg', The Social Network. Not quite. Facebook has been offline or slow to load for some users a...
04:28 am GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Is Facebook Down? Yes It Was For Some. Anonymous Laughs At Two-Hour Outage
"Let me tell you the difference between Facebook and everyone else, we don't crash EVER!" - 'Mark Zuckerberg', The Social Network. Not quite. Facebook has been offline or slow to load for some users a...
04:11 am GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch BlackBerry PlayBook Update Adds Improved Android Compatibility
The RIM PlayBook by just received a developers update that adds some interesting new Android functionality to RIM’s tablet. This new version now supports Android apps running in their own window...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Goodbye Photoshop, Hello Cloudinary
Manipulating images for your website is such a tedious chore. You need to open Photoshop, click your mouse about ten thousand times, then save the file and upload it. Then next month you redesign your...
02:16 am GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter Responds To Hidden Failed Project Claims
Yancey Strickler, co-founder of Kickstarter, dropped us a line about the systems in place to "hide" failed projects. He told us that Kickstarter does indeed hide many projects from search robots, but ...
02:03 am GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Solar Mosaic Raises $2.5 Million Series A To Be The Kickstarter For Solar
Solar Mosaic, an Oakland, California-based startup that is creating a crowdfunding platform specifically for solar energy projects, has taken on $2.5 million in Series A funding.The round was led by S...
01:46 am GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch The Rumored iPhone 5s Four Inch Front Panel Can Nearly Swallow An Old iPhone Whole
Another day, another iPhone 5 leak. This time we're looking at a four-inch long front panel of what appears to be a new iPhone. This panel suggests a longer, 16:9 style body and screen and lines up wi...
12:12 am GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Timing Is Everything: Indie Movie Discovery Platform Prescreen To Close Its Doors
It was just last September that we covered the launch of Prescreen, the startup founded by former Groupon and Zoosk execs that aimed to help independent films find the publicity they nearly always lac...
12:10 am GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: HTC Evo 4G LTE [TCTV]
I'm smack dab in the middle of my HTC Evo 4G LTE review (the full review will be up tomorrow), but as I judge, I felt the need to bring John Biggs into the mix for a little Fly or Die. Now, John is no...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, June 1, 2012
Techcrunch First Impressions On Fluent, The Startup Promising The Future Of Email
Y Combinator's Paul Graham recently beggedentrepreneursto consider "frightening ambitious startup ideas," like building a better search engine or replacing universities. "Any one of them could make yo...
11:55 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Google Calls Its Smart Ad Relevance System Smart Ass (Yes, Seriously)
What's the best thing that I (and others) learned at D10 this year? (Other than the fact that Steve Jobs used to own a peacock, of course.)Onstage at D1o, Google SVP of Advertising Susan Wojicicki rev...
11:54 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Chrome SVP Sundar Pichai Confirms Chrome Is (Mostly) Beating IE
Remember this report about Google Chrome passing Microsoft's Internet Explorer in browser market share? Well, at today's D10 conference, Chrome SVP Sundar Pichal basically confirmed this is true, sayi...
11:29 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches Windows 8 Release Preview
Microsoft just announced that the Windows 8 Release Preview, the company's final pre-release version of Windows 8, is now available for download. With this release, Microsoft is also making new versio...
11:05 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch SEO Was Yesterday. 500 Startups PostRocket Fires Up $610K For Facebook News Feed Optimization
Businesses struggle to come up with what to post to their Facebook Page each day, and making those posts actually get seen is a difficult as the dark arts. That's why PostRocket has raised $610,000 to...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch OnSwipe Heads To The iPhone, Launches Layout Personalization With OnSwipe Draft
OnSwipe's been around for a little over a year, and since raised $1 million in funding and launched content recommendations within its HTML5 tablet publishing network. But just as tablets are entering...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, PublikDemands Courtney Powell is Building a Better Business Bureau for the Social Age
"In the Studio" begins the summer by welcoming an entrepreneur from Austin who worked in various roles at different startups before she tried to return a cable box to TimeWarner, an experience which m...
10:45 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch FTC Chairman Leibowitz: More Privacy Could Actually Bring Bigger Revenues For Web Giants
Privacy guidelines such as the "Do Not Track" option proposed by the Federal Trade Commission does not necessarily mean the end of the kind of targeted online ads that have brought such riches to web ...
10:35 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch TCGadgets Webcast: WWDC Expectations, E3 Excitement, And The Death Of The Spec
Quite a bit hangs on the horizon in the world of gadgets. E3 is right around the corner, as is WWDC (Apple's Developer conference), and while hardware gets cooler and cooler, the spec does not. John, ...
10:09 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Google Applies for .Google, .Docs, .YouTube and .LOL Top-Level Domains
Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) closed its window for new generic top-level domain name applications. ICANN will publish a list of all the applied-for strings in...
09:47 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Flikdate Announces The Worlds First Mobile Live Video Dating Service
Until now, online and mobile video dating has mostly been about looking at video clips. Flikdate for iOS, however, is all about live video calls, making it feels more like a mix of Chatroulette and Ma...
09:37 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Banjo For iOS Becomes More Photo-Friendly Thanks To Update
Banjo, the slightly creepy social discovery app that shows you who's doing what nearby, has been updated today with a handful of new tweaks for its iOS version. Sorry Android folks -- you'll have to s...
09:25 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Google Now Warns Chinese Users When Their Searches Go Out Of Bounds
Those who don't live or haven't recently traveled to China may not have experienced this first hand, but Google Search has been known to be "inconsistent and unreliable" in mainland China -- to use Go...
09:25 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch A Great Firewall? Google Now Warns Chinese Users When Search Terms Could Cause Connection Issues
Those who don't live or haven't recently traveled to China may not have experienced this first hand, but Google Search has been known to be "inconsistent and unreliable" in mainland China -- to use Go...
09:25 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Chips Away At Marketing Providers By Adding Native Page Admin Roles and Scheduled Posts
What once you had to use or pay for outside software to do, Facebook now offers for free. Facebook today rolled outPage administrator permissionsand post scheduling. The two critical marketing feature...
09:21 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins Adds Megan Quinn, Former Products Director At Square, As Newest Investment Partner
Megan Quinn, the web exec who most recently served as the Director of Products at credit card processing tech firm Square, has joined Sand Hill Road venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield &...
09:14 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Business-Focused Ad Startup Bizo Launches Self-Serve Retargeting
Startup Bizo tries to help advertisers reach a business audience using methods like retargeting. Now it's making those retargeting capabilities available in a self-serve product.For anyone who needs a...
09:01 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch No More Mobile Overage Charges: Netflix iPad App Now Lets You Limit Streaming To WiFi Only
Mobile video is taking off, especially due to high-quality video streams available over increasingly fast LTE mobile networks. The only problem is that most users have wireless plans that include a li...
09:01 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch No More Mobile Overage Charges: Netflix iOS App Now Lets You Limit Streaming To WiFi Only
Mobile video is taking off, especially due to high-quality video streams available over increasingly fast LTE mobile networks. The only problem is that most users have wireless plans that include a li...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Hipstamatic Branches Out With A New iPad Magazine, Snap, And #MakeBeautiful Social Campaign
Hipstamatic has made a successful business out of its popular (and paid) iPhone camera appand the many features it has incorporated to enhance that photo experience: four million active monthly users ...
08:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Need To Pump Up Your iPhone Voice Recordings? The Pint-Sized iRig MIC Cast Is Now Shipping
The microphone in the iPhone 4S is pretty good -- I have found it to capture excellent quality on all my consumer-ish recordings and videos. Of course, that is not to say it could not be improved.When...
08:22 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Tumblrs New Lookup Page Lets You Find Friends Via Facebook And Twitter
Popular blogging platform Tumblr has quietly introduced a minor, but notable new feature: a better way to find contacts through your other social networking services or Gmail. On the page available at...
08:17 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch (RED): Starbucks To Donate $1 For Every Check-in In Foursquares Largest Non-Profit Campaign Yet
It's nice to check-in to battle to be the mayor of your favorite burger joint, or to get 30 percent off a purchase, but it's much more satisfying to check-in and feel as if you've actually done some g...
08:12 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Its A Post-PC World: Amazon Adds Laptops, Netbooks To Trade-In Program
We're living in a post-PC era, which means you likely have a few laptops/netbooks you're looking to toss out in exchange for a shiny new mobile device. That said, Amazon's trade-in program has recentl...
08:10 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Exec, The Mobile App For Errands, Adds Messaging (Oh, And Sam Altman Led Their Round)
Exec, which is kind of like Uber-meets-Taskrabbit, is overhauling its product today. It's adding iMessages-like functionality to the app that makes it easier for customers to sync up with the people r...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Samsungs S Voice Agrees With Siri, Declares A Windows Phone As The Best Smartphone
It was wrote off as a glitch in the Matrix and quickly fixed when Apple's Siri proclaimed that the Lumia 900 Windows Phone was the best smartphone available. Now, just a few weeks later, Samsung's S V...
07:44 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Pew: 8% Of U.S. Online Adults Now Use Twitter Daily
According to the latest data from the Pew Internet & American Life project, 15% of online adults in the U.S. now say that they have used Twitter in the past and 8% told Pew that they do so on a ty...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch AnchorFree Brings Their Hotspot Shield Mobile Security App To Android
The team at AnchorFree have been rather busy lately -- not only have they just recently closed a $52 million funding round, they've also gotten around to releasing an Android version of their popular ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Datahero Wants To Democratize Data Visualization And Analysis, Raises $1M Round Led By Foundry Group
Data visualization isn't easy, especially if your data is coming from a wide variety of sources. Datahero, which is launching its private alpha today, wants to make it easier for individuals, small co...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Looks Like Pinterest, Takes On Evernote: Clipboard Launches Its Web Clipping Service To All
At first glance, you might mistake Clipboard, the impressively-backed web clipping service, for yet another Pinterest clone. But any similarities are only skin deep. Clipboard's real rivals are things...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Jamie Oliver Heats Up Le Web London
LeWeb has just published its agenda for its new June 19-20 event in London and it's looking good. The theme this year is "Faster Than Real Time" and will feature a host of big names from the world of ...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Jamie Oliver Heats Up LeWeb London
LeWeb has just published its agenda for its new June 19-20 event in London and it's looking good. The theme this year is "Faster Than Real Time" and will feature a host of big names from the world of ...
06:55 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Fruit Ninja Tops 300M+ Downloads After Two Years, Now Installed On 13 Of All U.S. iPhones
It feels like it was just yesterday that I was downloading Fruit Ninja on a review unit of the iPad, swiping away at juicy watermelons and nearly-invisible kiwis. But the app has been around for a whi...
06:47 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce Adds Multilingual Features To Customer Support Service Desk.com
Salesforce.com is working to make Desk.com, the customer service platform for small and medium businesses that it launched in January, more useful for global companies by announcing support for multip...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Distimo Launches AppLink For Mobile App Publishers, Details Strategies For App Store Success
This month, app store analytics firmDistimois taking a step back from analyzing the details of mobile app trends to survey the larger landscape of the app stores themselves. While some of the new entr...
05:05 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Cricket Will Sell The First Prepaid iPhones In The United States Starting June 22
The crew of carriers that have been allowed to sell the iPhone has been growing steadily over the past few months, but today's announcement from Cricket Communications wasn't one most us expected to s...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Diffbot Raises $2 Million Angel Round For Web Content Extraction Technology
Diffbot, the super-geeky/awesome visual learning robot technology which aims to "see" the web the way that people do, is today announcing a new infusion of capital. The company has closed $2 million i...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Vimeo Adds Customizable Music Options And A New, Cloud-Based Enhancer Tool
Online video site Vimeo has always sought to differentiate itself as a platform for high-quality video content. Now the IAC-owned video platform is now adding features to help creators enhance their v...
04:31 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch More Cloud Investment: Sonian Picks Up $13.6M For Cloud Archiving And Search
As more businesses and consumers sign up to services that operate in the cloud, so more companies working in this space continue to get attention from investors. The latest is Sonian, a specialist in ...
04:24 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Cookoo: Move Over, Pebble, Theres A New E-Watch In Town
Although I seriously doubt these things will take off into the stratosphere like the Pebble, the Cookoo watch on Kickstarter has already hit $120,000 on a $150,000 target, placing it up with the big b...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Sergey Brin Shows Of His Google Glass Prototype
I would totally embed this video but Wordpress won't let us, so here it is. It's essenitally a quick run-through of Google Glass thanks to Sergey Brin. He even gave them to California Lieutenant Gover...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Sergey Brin Shows Off His Google Glass Prototype
I would totally embed this video but Wordpress won't let us, so here it is. It's essenitally a quick run-through of Google Glass thanks to Sergey Brin. He even gave them to California Lieutenant Gover...
01:34 pm GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch IT Services Consolidation: CGI To Buy Logica For $2.6B (And Crashes Logicas Site In Process)
Some enterprise IT consolidation afoot, and a sign of the business crunch that the enterprise market has witnessed in the last year.CGI Corporation, an IT services firm based in Canada, has made an al...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed GoCardless Launches PayLinks, A Bitly For Payments
GoCardless, the Y Combinator-backed startupfounded in 2010 by Oxford graduates Hiroki Takeuchi, Tom Blomfield and Matt Robinson, is today launching a new product called PayLinks which aims to be somet...
10:03 am GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch As Facebook Rumors Swirl, Opera Plays Up Its Social Cred In New Opera Mini 7 Browser For Basic Phones
Talk about coincidence. Just earlier this week, in a post on Facebook and the possibility of buying web browsing company Opera and facial recognition company Face.com, we highlighted how a new version...
08:51 am GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Tim Armstrong On The Future Of Aol And TechCrunch Too [TCTV]
Aol's chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong was in the house last week at TechCrunch's Disrupt NYC conference, and while he got a good grilling on stage by my colleague Josh Constine, we still took advantage...
08:12 am GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Google Play Store Gets Fleshed Out With Galaxy Nexus Accessories
When Google launched the new Devices section of their Google Play Store, it only seemed like a matter of time before the company would eventually expand beyond selling just the unlocked Galaxy Nexus. ...
07:55 am GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Ford Opens Motor City Innovation Exchange, A Showroom For Detroit Startups
The economic downturn of the last few years hit few cities as hard as Detroit. Still, the city has recently become somewhat of a startup hub in its own right and today Ford Global Technologies, a whol...
07:21 am GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Here Are The Five Startups In io Ventures Spring 2012 Class
i/o Ventures, the incubator and co-working space located in San Francisco's Mission District, just held the demo day for its latest batch of startups. All of them have been working out of the i/o offi...
06:19 am GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch AB Tester Optimizely Raises Funding From Battery And Google Ventures, Plans Mobile Launch
Optimizely, the Y Combinator-incubated startup that helps companies A/B test their websites, just announced that it has raised new funding from Battery Ventures, Google Ventures, and InterWest Partner...
05:38 am GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Want To Be Like Steve Jobs? Well Its Probably Not Going To Happen, Says BFF Larry Ellison
Because Steve Jobs had visited the AllThingsD stage so many times over the course of the past decade, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher decided to pay him tribute by inviting two of his friends for 25 ye...
05:09 am GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinators Harj Taggar On Bad Pitches, Learning To Code, And The Power Of Hacker News [TCTV]
Paul Graham may be the most public face of Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator, but as the firm has grown so has its managing team. One of the first people to join YC as a partner besides it...
04:24 am GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Larry Ellison Has Learned To Embrace Cloud Computing, Not Convinced Its An Incredible New Thing
Oracle's Larry Ellison has acquired a reputation as a cloud computing opponent after all, he famously called the term "complete gibberish" a few years ago. Today, however, he said, "I'm no longer res...
04:02 am GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch NASDAQs Gamble With Facebooks Fortune
NASDAQ had a choice. When its systems buckled under the titanic volume of Facebook IPO share orders, it could have pushed back trading a day, or at least recommended as much to Mark Zuckerberg and com...
02:22 am GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins Partner John Doerr Speaks Out On Lawsuit: Our Firm Does Not Discriminate Based On Gender
John Doerr, the longtime partner at Silicon Valley venture capital stalwart Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers who is perhaps the firm's most recognizable public face, has spoken out for the first ...
02:15 am GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch The Internet Never Forgets: Politwoops Saves The Tweets Your Politicians Tried To Delete
Once something is on the Internet, it's typically pretty hard to delete it. Unless somebody retweets a posting to Twitter, though, a deleted tweet it is pretty much gone forever. With Politwoops, howe...
02:01 am GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Death To The Dock Connector? Apple Is Looking For A Connector Design Engineer
Could Apple really be looking to end their longstanding affair with the 30-pin Dock Connector? It's been a move that's been rumored for years, and a job opening at Cupertino for a Connector Design Eng...
01:46 am GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Sean Parker: Apple Tried To Keep Spotify Out Of The US
Answering a question at AllThingsD, Sean Parker confirmed that "there was some indication" that Apple tried to keep Spotify out of the US market."There was some indication that that was happening," Pa...
01:46 am GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Sean Parker: Apple Tried To Keep Spotify Out Of The U.S.
Answering a question at AllThingsD, Sean Parker confirmed that "there was some indication" that Apple tried to keep Spotify out of the U.S. market."There was some indication that that was happening," ...
01:19 am GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch So Why Is LinkedIn An IPO Standout?
Earlier this morning at D10 KPCB analyst Mary Meeker showed a pretty definitive slide about the current state of the public markets with regards to tech companies. "The private market is in a bubble,"...
12:38 am GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch MiniDates Schedules Real-Life (Legitimately) Blind Dates For You
Traditionally, dating sites like eHarmony and OkCupid follow the same format. You input your info, browse through all the thumbnails accompanied by A/S/L, and send out a barrage of flirty messages. Th...
12:32 am GMT - Thu, May 31, 2012
Techcrunch Flipboard Officially Opens Up Their Android Beta To Interested Testers
Well, that was quick. The news of an impending Flipboard Android beta only began making the rounds earlier this morning, and now the Flipboard team has opened up the beta process to anyone interested ...