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11:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Bing Improves Its Facebook Integration With Friend Tagging
Microsoft's Bing search engine launched its social sidebar last month and the company has been adding features and support for additional social networks ever since. The core of Bing's social efforts,...
11:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Distracted Walking Injuries Quadruple Mobile Devices to Blame?
The number of citizens wondering into ditches, on-coming cars, and each other while staring at electronics has "quadrupled", according to the Associated Press. "Look up. Drivers aren't always looking ...
10:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Showyou Adds Olympics Content To Its Apps, Now Has More Than 28,000 Video Clips (And Counting!)
One problem with 2012 Olympics coverage is that there's so much of it. If you're in the U.S., you can turn to NBCOlympics.com for full video coverage of the Summer Games, including clips, highlights, ...
10:49 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Claims 80% Of Its Facebook Ad Clicks Are Coming From Bots
A lot of people like to complain about their experiences on major web platforms such as Facebook, but most of them stick around as users, feeling that the pros outweigh the cons. But Limited Run, a st...
10:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Critic Of NBC Olympics Coverage Has Twitter Account Suspended for Posting Execs Email
Twitter shut down Independent reporter Guy Adams after he tweeted a top NBC executive's email address. Adams has been a staunch critic of NBC's Olympics coverage, tweeting up a storm about NBC's factu...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch No More Calls From Strangers: Amicus Uses Facebook To Recruit Political Volunteers
The process of recruiting volunteers is a pain felt by the entire American electorate: citizens are quick to hang up on complete strangers begging for their time and campaign organizations, as a resul...
10:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Timeline Photos Redesign Lets You Blow Up Favorites 4X Larger, Shows Tagged Shots First
Facebook is taking photo curation to next level. You can now favorite your own photos to make them appear 4X larger in a revamped Photos section of your profile. The redesign also sees a much better n...
10:17 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Mozilla Confirms It Will Join Berlins New Factory Campus
We've covered them since before they existed, but now "Factory", Berlins new, vast tech campus, is taking shape. As builders adapt old factory buildings (an area which will cover 107,000 square feet o...
10:08 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Dan Wagner: Why American Entrepreneurs Are Slightly Parochial [TCTV]
While the eyes of the world are focused on the global competition in London at the moment, it's still quite rare to hear of English start-up entrepreneurs able to successfully compete globally with th...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch The Best Gym For Startups: CrossFit
It's surreal to see an entire startup engineering team that could double as a troupe of volunteer firefighters. Yet, for the growing list of startups that are sending their workforce to the Navy Seal-...
09:14 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Hey Google! I Dont Care About Hangouts, I Just Want To Read My Email
Marissa Mayer, please build us all a better Gmail over at Yahoo. Gmail is a disaster. That's right, I said it. There's an undercurrent of frustration surrounding Google's webmail service, which is sti...
08:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch T-Mobile To Launch $249 Ice Cream Sandwich-Powered Galaxy Note On August 8
T-Mobile's Galaxy Note has been one of the worst-kept handset secrets in recent memory but the one thing the carrier managed to keep close to its proverbial chest is when its customers could actually ...
08:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Google Replaces Gmail Video Chats With Google+ Hangouts
This was probably inevitable: Google today announced that it is replacing video chats in Gmail with Google+ Hangouts. The company first brought video chat to Gmail in 2008, but ever since the lau...
08:36 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Open Sources Chaos Monkey A Tool Designed To Cause Failure So You Can Make A Stronger Cloud
Netflix has become a model for the cloud, developing new tools for managing apps on a cloud infrastructure. Today the company has open sourced"chaos monkey," its tool designed to purposely cause failu...
08:17 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch The New Digg Is Launching On Wednesday: Will Be Beautiful, Image-Friendly, And Ad-Free
After its new owners decided to go back to the drawing board and figure out what to do with the former Web 2.0 darling, Digg is relaunching on Wednesday. Today, a week after its new owner Betaworks ex...
08:07 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Analyst: Twitter Passed 500M Users In June 2012, 140M Of Them In US; Jakarta Biggest Tweeting City
A milestone for Twitter today, according to the Paris-based analyst group Semiocast. The social network has now passed the half-billion account mark -- specifically 517 million accounts as of July 1, ...
07:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Retro-Inspired GameDock Turns Your iDevice Into A Game Console, Hits $50K Funding Goal
There's no question about it -- as fun as mobile gaming can be, sometimes furiously pecking at a touchscreen just doesn't cut it. For those of you who long for the halcyon days of gripping hard, uncom...
07:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Its High Time There Was A Tech IPO Market In London Lets Do This.
The recent results of Zygna, Groupon, and even the mighty Facebook on the public markets in the U.S. have served to highlight a couple of major issues for European startups. One is a little jealously:...
07:23 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Daisey Cutter: The Ultimate Apple Fanboy, Mike Daisey, Is Back With A Slightly More Realistic Show
Mike Daisey, noted fabulist, is back at his original theatre in DC, The Woolly Mammoth where he is holding encore presentations of his debunked - and now slightly rewritten - show about working condit...
07:22 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Purple Concept For iPhone Gets Sony-Inspired Designs Thrown Out Of Patent Trial
Jury selection is starting today for the patent trial between Apple and Samsung that has already resulted in the release of tons of early Apple iPhone and iPad prototypes designs. But one design holds...
06:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch The Weather Channel Releases Lumia-Only Windows Phone App: Augmented Reality, Social Weather Alerts, And More
The Weather Channel has been working hard to improve its mobile experience, with a new iPad app, a revamped iPhone app, and now a brand new Windows Phone app for Lumia devices. The WP app for Lumia wi...
06:34 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Androids US Market Share Declined By 5% In Q2, Approaching A Peak: Strategy Analytics
Have we reached a state of "peak Android" in the same way that the energy industry can reach "peak oil"? This is an idea being floated today by Strategy Analytics. Last week the firm noted that Androi...
06:14 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Aileen Lee Almost Done Raising $40 Million For New Seed Called Cowboy Ventures
In April, news broke that Aileen Lee, partner atKleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, was starting a venture fund that would be focused on smaller, "seed-stage" investments. The fund is separate from ...
05:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Videolicious Relaunches Its App For Mobile Video Editing, Raises $1.4 Million From Amazon And Others
Last year, we wrote about a new app called Videolicious designed to quickly let users create promotional videos without having any editing expertise. The startup has been refining its app since then, ...
05:41 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Visa Europe, Not Squares Investor Visa Inc, Puts Brakes On iZettle As mPowa Expands To Android
A bit of a setback today for mobile payments and specificallyiZettle -- the startup modelled as a kind of "European Square" for merchants to take card payments on their phones. The company today had t...
05:12 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Leaked iPhone 5 Images And Video Seem To Confirm Everything We Expect
It's expected that the next-gen iPhone will launch in September, which means that Apple has approximately two more months to keep the specs, design, and availability a mystery. But that seems to be pr...
05:06 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Real Life Japanese Mech Robot Fires BBs With A Smile
The Kuratas Mecha robot is an art/aspirational nerd project by Suidobashi Heavy Industry. This full-sized Mech robot features a ride-in cockpit, "rocket" launchers, and a "smile controlled" BB Gatling...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Newsblur Takes Feed Reading Back To Its Basics
Every few months or so, somebody will declare the death of RSS, and with it the death of old-school feed readers like Google Reader. Don't tell that to Samuel Clay, though, the founder of Newsblur, a ...
04:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch As Mountain Lion Crosses 3M Downloads in 4 Days, Apple Deems The OS Most Successful OS X Release Ever
Despite early hiccups Apple's latest OS X release was downloaded more than 3 million times during its first 4 days of availability. The $20 upgrade brings a host of new features to compatible Macs inc...
04:03 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch More Incubator Love For Berlin: German Startups Group To Offer (Up To) 250k Investments
Another day, another new incubator coming out of Germany (in fact, it feels like the whole of Europe has gone a little incubator crazy of late): German Startups Group is a new fund set up by Christoph...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Lose Weight Watching Reality TV? NetPulse Scores $15M For Entertaining Gym Equipment
Would you get off the couch and into the gym if you could watch Desperate Housewives on the treadmill? If so, you're not alone: Netpulse, makers of an interactive entertainment kiosk for gym equipment...
03:25 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Surprise! Consumer Internet Companies Fuel Euro Growth VC Growth
Dow Jones VentureSource has released some figures about European venture capital which we should all take a look at and chew over. The headline news is something that you might not have predicted a fe...
03:25 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Surprise! Consumer Internet Companies Fuel Euro Growth VC
Dow Jones VentureSource has released some figures about European venture capital which we should all take a look at and chew over. The headline news is something that you might not have predicted a fe...
03:13 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Cybersecurity: Bit9 Gets $34.5M From Sequoia, Others For Its Whitelist Approach To Fighting Attacks
Hacking, viruses,megabreachesand other cybercriminal activity are on the increase, and cybersecurity specialists Bit9, which works with 30 of the Fortune 100 companies, has today announced a significa...
01:18 pm GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Opera, Mum On Facebook Rumors, Says Mobile Users Double To 200M, And That Facebook Dominates In Africa
The buzz about a possible acquisition by Facebook has almost completely died down, but Opera today released an update on the state of its business that nevertheless highlights how its own strategic di...
09:40 am GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Inside jOBS: TechCrunch Goes To The Movies
"IBM wants it all and is aiming its guns on its last obstacle to industry control: Apple. Will Big Blue dominate the entire computer industry?" Steve Jobs asks us."No," we cheer in unison."The entire ...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch How Big Companies Are Becoming Entrepreneurial
Editors note:Dan Schawbel is the managing partner ofMillennial Branding, a Gen Y research andmanagement consulting firm. He is also the author of Me 2.0and was named to the Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 l...
06:59 am GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch NYC Vs. SF Tech: Above And Beyond The Company Town
It didnt start with a monkey, or a tiger. Or even a million-dollar blowout with Snoop performing in a hazy fog. For me, it started with schwag. Lots and lots of schwag. So much, in fact, that in 2006 ...
05:29 am GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With The Braun BN0106 High-End Digital Watch
Most people in America know Braun as the maker of some kitchen and bathroom items such as coffee makers and electric shavers. They also make clocks and watches. A new piece from the German brand recen...
05:09 am GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch The First Company To Build Your Identity Into Your Phone Wins The Next Decade
Editor's note: Rebekah Cox is a product designer at Quora and previously a product design lead at Facebook. This post is a followup to a recent tweet, and first appeared on Quora.It's important to und...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Iterations: Craigslists Network Effects And The Great Platform Challenge
A few weeks ago, Craigslist penned a "Cease and Desist" letter aimed at Padmapper, the popular apartment listings site, to stop its use of Craigslist data for the third-party service. While Craigslist...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Jeff Bezos, A Blonde, And A Book Walk Into A Bar (Part I)
While I find technology and innovation in technology to be intellectually fascinating and fun to read about, in my personal life, I am what product managers disdainfully refer to as The Last Adopter. ...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch The Rumpus Literary Website Brings Back Old-Fashioned Letter Writing
Stephen Elliott, founder and editor-in-chief of a literary website called The Rumpus, has found a modern-day audience for old-school letters. His site, a mixture of old-world letter writing and the mo...
12:08 am GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch Google Fiber: 20% Of Kansas City, MO Neighborhoods Have Already Met Their Sign-Up Goals
That was fast. Just a few days ago, Google officially opened registration for the 1 gigabit fiber network it is launching on both the Kansas and Missouri sides of Kansas City. Within just two days, mo...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, July 30, 2012
Techcrunch The Paradox Of VC Seed Investing
Editor's note: Brian Singerman is a partner at Founders Fund and previously worked at Google and There.This is the first in a series of articles I am writing to bring more transparency and honesty to ...
10:57 pm GMT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Techcrunch This Is Your Brain On Boarding: How To Turn Visitors Into Users
Editors Note: Nir Eyal is a Lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is the founder of two startups and blogs about the intersection of psychology, technology, and busines...
09:31 pm GMT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Techcrunch Founders Are Not Heroes. Lets Get Back To Work
Editors note:DerekAndersenis the founder ofStartup Grind, a 15-city event serieshosted around the worldto help educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Hes also ex-Electronic Arts, the founder of ...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Google Nexus 7
Ever since I/O and the unveiling of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the blogosphere has been measuring Google's new Nexus 7 tablet. The verdict in almost every case is good, including our very own iPad lover'...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Techcrunch Surprisingly Good Evidence That Real Name Policies Fail To Improve Comments
YouTube has joined a growing list of social media companies who think that forcing users to use their real names will make comments less of a trolling wasteland, but there's surprisingly good evidence...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Techcrunch From Information to Understanding: Moving Beyond Search In The Age Of Siri
Editor's note: Nadav Gur is the founder and CEO ofDesti, a virtual personal assistant for travel incubated bySRI. Previously, he was founder and CEO of Worldmate, the first mobile travel app.Any fool ...
06:21 am GMT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Techcrunch Vertical Is The New Horizontal: How The Cloud Makes Domain Expertise More Valuable In The Enterprise
Editor's note: Gordon Ritter is a founder and general partner atEmergence Capital focused on cloud companies.In the days before the cloud, on-premise software providers that focused on selling into a ...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Techcrunch A Few Good Rounds: Trends In Venture Capital Over The Last 12 Years
Editor's note: This is the second article in a series byRedpoint VenturesprincipalTom Tunguzexamining trends in the public and private technology markets. He recently discussed four trends in the publ...
02:21 am GMT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Techcrunch Lets Not Get Too Excited About Google Fiber Yet
Earlier this week, Google provided details of its Google Fiber rollout in Kansas City. To hear some blogs tell it, it's like the heavens will open from above and grant Kansas City blazing-fast Interne...
01:20 am GMT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Techcrunch Move Over, Pebble: MetaWatchs New Strata Aims To Make A Splash On Kickstarter Too
Sure, the Pebble has nabbed its share of headlines and accolades lately, but that doesn't mean it's got the nascent smart watch market all sewed up. Case in point: veteran MetaWatch recently pulled ba...
12:47 am GMT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Techcrunch Please Dont Watch NBC Tonight. Or Any Night.
Spoiler alert: Phelps and Lochte raced today. The results are all over Twitter. But the race won't air on TV in America until tonight.This is 2012, not 1996. NBC has put all of the events live online,...
12:04 am GMT - Sun, July 29, 2012
Techcrunch BlogFrog Shows The Power of Women Bloggers But Trust Critical As Influencer Marketing Programs Rise In Popularity
It's of note to mention that BlogFrog has developed a platform that would not be possible without women bloggers.The newly available platform has a network of 100,000 "social influencers." Women repre...
11:31 pm GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch Bitly Announces Realtime, A Search Engine For Trending Links
Today Bitly announced a new Bitly Labs project called Realtime, a service for finding the most clicked on Bitly links. Realtime, now in private beta, allows users to filter searches by social network,...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch Stranded Vessels
The 20th century was owned and operated by middle men. Industry began as the creation of something for which would be traded other goods, services, or cash. As production centralized, distribution (as...
09:57 pm GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter: Meet The Vers 1Q, A Stunning 2-inch Battery-Powered Bluetooth Speaker
I'm in absolute love. From the gorgeous wood cabinet to the technical capabilities, the little Vers' 1Q is simply perfect. The $120 price ($99 for Kickstarters) is just icing on the cake. It's rather ...
09:19 pm GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch PSA: Olwimpics Blocker Blocks The Olympics
If you're like me, you never real got into spectator sports. Maybe it was the jock-induced swirlies or maybe it was the pointlessness of ball-based games, but I couldn't give two shot puts about the O...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: London Calling
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor killed some time waiting for NBC to let us watch the Olympics on our tablets and phones like the rest of the ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch Review: Cerevellum Hindsight 35 Rearview Biking Computer
We're very lucky that the creator of the Cerevellum is even alive. Evan Solida was a competitive cyclist until a major accident in 2007 left him unable to ride. After years of plastic surgery and phys...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch In Praise Of Quick And Filthy
To paraphrase the late great David Foster Wallace, did you know that probing the seamy underbelly of software development reveals ideological strife and fanaticism on a nearly Godwin's-law scale? Did ...
03:28 pm GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch IOC Starts To Delete Unauthorized Video Of Olympics On YouTube
Well, we knew that Olympic organizers were likely to be tough on unauthorized content, especially after issuing regulations around social media prior to the Games. And evidence of that is surfacing to...
11:53 am GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch Why Platform Clouds Need to Be More Like App Stores
The app store model, pioneered by companies like Handango and popularized by Apple, has become the preferred method for distributing software on everything from desktops to post-PC devices. We're also...
07:48 am GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch Buddy Media, Nanigans, BLiNQ Build On Facebooks New Ads APIs That Could Show Wall Street The Money
Investors demandmore revenue from Facebook, and Sheryl's got just the APIs to give it to them. Over the last two days, three major ads tech partners have revamped their products with recently released...
07:48 am GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch Buddy Media, Nanigans, BLiNQ Build On Facebooks New Ads APIs, Could Show Wall Street The Money
Investors demandmore revenue from Facebook, and Sheryl's got just the APIs to give it to them. Over the last two days, three major ads tech partners have revamped their products with recently released...
04:53 am GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch Soulja Boy Takes On The iPad With His Ridiculous Tablet
Hop up out the bed...turn my tablet on?Rapper Soulja Boy has released a branded tablet with Tokova called the "Tiger Shark Soulja Boy Edition."...
04:16 am GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch Yo Forbes, Fuck You
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03:33 am GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch Our Devs Weigh In: We Also Want To Watch The Olympics Instead Of Work
Editor's Note: Rob Saurini is a hard working developer at TechCrunch, except for today. Today, he just wants to watch the Olympics, like a true patriot.So I've been sitting here for the past couple of...
03:15 am GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch NBCOlympics Opening Ceremony Tape Delay: Stupid, Stupid, Stupid
If you were paying attention to Twitter today, you were probably met with two conflicting sides of the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony this afternoon. On the one hand, you had those who were on the gro...
02:44 am GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch A Bear Flag Revolt Brews and Grizzly Wins As The Name For The Next OpenStack Release
Oh yeah - the bear is in the house. The Bear revolt won. OpenStack's next release will go by the name "Grizzly."I love this story. OpenStack is the open cloud effort for organizations to build their o...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch Move Over Meteor: Derby Is The Other High Speed Node.js Framework In Town
Although the company behind Meteor, a framework for building real-time JavaScript applications in vein of Google Docs, just announced a nice big $11.2 million round of funding, it's not the only game ...
01:55 am GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch Hello La Mode Launches Its Online Fashion Resale Marketplace, Raises $500k Seed Round
We've seen an increasing number of fashion startups lately and the newest one is Hello La Mode, a New York-based startup that just launched its marketplace for luxury fashion resale last week. The com...
01:41 am GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch NFC Still Has Legs: Flomio Closes On Half A Million In Seed Funding For NFC-Based Products & Services
Because we're in need of some brighter NFC-related news today,Flomio, a TechStars-backed startup, and makersa platform for building NFC and RFID enabled applications, has closed a seed round of $525,0...
01:29 am GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch Slow And Steady Wins The Race, Too: Mobile Gaming Study Looks At Earning Potential In Under-Hyped Games
App store analytics firm App Annie released a report on mobile gaming this week, which focused on the earnings potential of what it defined as "long-term" versus "short-term" games. That is to say, it...
01:16 am GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch Mack Weldon Launches To Take The Pain Out Of Buying Mens Underwear
Ok guys, admit it: You hate shopping, but you know what you really hate? Shopping for underwear.Well there's a new brand of men's apparel, called Mack Weldon, that is designed not just to provide a be...
12:10 am GMT - Sat, July 28, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 07.27.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1:00pm Pacific....
11:59 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Pinwheel Changes Name To Findery Following Injunction
Location-based note-sharing app Pinwheel has changed its name to Findery, after the U.S. District Court of New York granted Pinweel, a photo-sharing app, a preliminary injunction over the similar name...
10:54 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Sales Recruiting Startup TheLions Rates The Best And Worst Employers
As startups struggle to hire top-notch talent, several startups (like Interview Street and Coderwall) have emerged with a focus on recruiting developers. Now a company called TheLions is offering a si...
10:32 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Modington Lets You Shop For Outfits, Not Just Clothes
Pranav Dharma, a former IBM engineer, self-described "fashionable" geek, and founder of new women's apparel startup Modington, thinks that today's online e-commerce sites don't reflect how women reall...
10:19 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch After Just 48 Hours, Mountain Lion Already Accounts For 3.2% Of Mac Web Traffic
Just 48 hours after its official launch, Apple's Mountain Lion, the latest version of Apple's desktop operating system, has already captured 3.2% of Mac web taffic according to a report by ad network ...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Boink Box Launches A Birchbox For Adult Toys, Looks To Liven Up Your Sex Life For $45 A Month
I'm not going to lie, I hate going into sex shops like Good Vibrations as much as the next geeky dude who still can't get over the fact that we're all adults and sex is something that pretty much ever...
09:20 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Confirms Close Of Last Finnish Handset Factory: 780 Job Cuts To Follow
Nokia today confirmed the close of its last Finnish handset factory in Salo, Finland. No longer can the once-king of mobile proudly claim the words "Made in Finland." The factory's final phone was ass...
08:23 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Follow Me: Google Makes Remarketing Easier For Advertisers, Connects Analytics And Display Network
Whenever you see the same ad for a shopping site you just visited pop up across the web, chances are that's not a coincidence but a remarketing effort by that site. These sites often offer users who a...
07:39 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch A Unique View Inside An HP Laptop Assembly Line
A Reddit user found this video recorded on his brand new HP laptop. It was stored in the My Documents folder and clearly depicts the mundanity of life inside a hardware manufacturing plant. This was t...
07:19 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Google Partner ViVOtech, Maker Of NFC Hardware, Software & Services, Is Shutting Down
ViVOtech,a near field communication (NFC) software and systems company, is shutting down operations due to cash-flow problems. This, despite having raised nearly $100 million in outside funding over t...
07:19 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch ViVOtech, Maker Of NFC Hardware, Software & Services, Is Shutting Down (Update: ViVOtech Says Restructuring)
ViVOtech,a near field communication (NFC) software and systems company, is shutting down operations due to cash-flow problems. This, despite having raised nearly $100 million in outside funding over t...
07:16 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch This Vision Of The Future Includes Eyeball-Embedded AR, Hackable Humans, And Gamified Everything
It's impossible to predict the future, but the idea that our technology will soon collide with our biological sense of vision continues to pop up in the world. Minority Report is the best fictional ex...
06:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Nexus 7 Plus Free Ticket To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt
It's that time again. We are super excited to give away not only a free ticket to Disrupt SF, but we are also giving away a free Nexus 7 tablet to one lucky winner. I know, read on.Disrupt SF is shapi...
06:33 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch The Tombox Is A Beautiful Retro Speaker Stuffed With Modern Conveniences
It can be argued that today's modern electronics lack the soul found in older devices. There was a time that a radio felt nearly alive thanks to its glowing inner tubes and wooden casing. But now, wit...
06:05 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch UK Information Commissioner Slams Google For Failure To Provide Street View Data
Google has been in ongoing discussions (some might say a war of words) with The UK's Information Commissioner. If you remember, Google's street cars captured all sorts of information other than just p...
05:51 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Tubbs And Crockett May Need To Borrow Your Handsome Bluetooth Brick Headset
If you're heading down to Radio Shack to buy a brand new Tandy 1000 (the hottest PC out there!) then you may want to bring this handsome brick handset designed to work with your "smaller" phone via Bl...
05:38 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch eToys Vets Launch Wonderville, A Platform For Early Childhood Education
Wonderville, an education-focused technology startup built by eToys vets from the dotcom era, is today making its public debut. You might, at first glance, think of the company as something like a "Kh...
05:38 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Ahead Of Olympics, Samsung Supports Team Great Britain With Union Jack Galaxy S III
Just in time for the 2012 London Olympics, Samsung, one of the games' official partners, has released a Union Jack-bearing Olympics-edition Galaxy S III, a little something special for Londoners enjoy...
05:28 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch OnLive To Ship On The OUYA Android Gaming Device
The OUYA could change the gaming scene. The low price Android gaming set-top box has the makings of something great. But as the old saying goes, content is king and without killer titles, the OUYA wil...
05:20 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Chinese Case Maker Reveals Potential iPhone 5 Design
The iPhone 5 is coming. The latest rumors peg September 21 as its release date. But even though Apple has yet to announce the phone, there are already countless, as in, hundreds and hundreds, of cases...
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Buys Samsungs Android Security Partner AuthenTec For $356M
Amid fierce smartphone competition between Samsung and Apple that has spilled into a multinational patent battle, it looks like Apple may have opened yet another front on the M&A side: it is buyin...
02:39 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Financial Times: Our Digital Subscribers Now Outnumber Print For First Time
A milestone reached as the world of old media continues its push in a digital direction: the storied, pink-sheeted daily newspaper the Financial Times, read by 2.1 million readers daily, today said di...
02:39 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Financial Times: Our Digital Subscribers Now Outnumber Print, And Digital Is Half Of The FTs Revenue
A milestone reached as the world of old media continues its push in a digital direction: the storied, pink-sheeted daily newspaper the Financial Times, read by 2.1 million readers daily, today said di...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch MotoGP Comes To The US And Theres An App For It (Of Course)
Race fans, start your engines!Today marks the start of the Red Bull US Grand Prix - the first stop in the US of the MotoGP series - at the world renowned Laguna Seca raceway. For those unfamiliar, Mot...
01:32 pm GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Slow And Low: Smartphone Sales Grew By Only 32% This Quarter; Overall Mobile Market Just 1%, Says StrategyAnalytics
Now that all the big handset makers have put in their quarterly sales figures, Strategy Analytics has done the number crunching for an overall picture of what happened in the mobile market. The upshot...
10:16 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Cisco Touts Its Cloudy Open Future Will VMware Do The Same?
Lew Tucker is the distinguished Cloud CTO for Cisco Systems. He's a revered character in the "clouderati," community for his clear views and his support for OpenStack, the open cloud effort that is ge...
09:57 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Finding Inspiration In The Aurora Tragedy, By Helping Victims Through HopeMob
I’ve gone through various stages of “connectedness” in my life. We all have. Some of you are so young that you’ve never known anything else and some of you remember the days wh...
07:48 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Motorolas Xoom Wi-Fi Tablets Now Receiving Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Update
Move over, Nexus 7 -- you're not the only Jelly Bean-powered Android tab in town anymore. According to a handful of Droid-Life tipsters, it appears that Motorola's aging XOOM tablet is finally getting...
07:35 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Behold, Early iPhone and iPad Prototypes
The iPhone's design is iconic but the final version looked rather different from early designs. With sleek but simple lines, the iPhone set the bar for smartphone design. This bar was set so high that...
07:22 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch VINCI Launches First Kid-Focused App Library, Woos Developers With 75% Rev Share
Like many parents, Dan Yang was fascinated by her young daughter's obsession with her iPhone. As she went through the process of planning the best way to introduce her to technology, apps, and games, ...
06:25 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Samsungs Q2 2012 Earnings: Smartphone Business Propels $41.5B In Revenues, $5.9B In Profits
Samsung has just reported its Q2 2012 earnings, and it would seem that the Korean electronics giant is still the king of mobile, with an operating profit of $5.9 billion for the period, up 79 percent ...
06:24 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Revamps Its Search Results Page, Moves Search Tools And Categories Below The Search Field
Google is going vertical. In the latest revision of its search page, Google moved the search tools from the sidebar to several drop down menus under the search field. This is just the latest of severa...
05:52 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Thomson Reuters Acquires Brand Protection Company MarkMonitor
Thomson Reuters announced today that it has made a deal to acquire a brand protection company called MarkMonitor for an undisclosed sum.The MarkMonitor website says the company offers a suite of produ...
04:25 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Open English Lands $43M From Insight, Redpoint To Bring Online Language Ed To Latin America
Open English, as its name might suggest, is an online learning platform that helps non-English speakers learn the language and speak fluently. After developing the foundation for Open English in his h...
04:18 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Know Your Enemy: Lex Machina Raises $2 Million For IP Litigation Analytics
It is a common perception that IP litigation is exploding, in partbecause the patent system is allegedly broken. Enter Lex Machina, a Palo Alto basedcompany providing IP litigation data and analytics ...
03:32 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Payments, Platform Revenues Barely Budge For A Third Quarter
No early Google-style growth here. Facebook's payments revenues barely budged for a third quarter as gaming activity increasingly moved onto mobile devices. The company also hasn't really started taki...
03:30 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Kevin Rose Is Ready To Disrupt San Francisco
So Valley veteran Kevin Rose will be at Disrupt SF on September 8th - 12th! Rose will be joining our growing coeterie of distinguished speakers, all of which now include: my former bossMichael Arringt...
03:14 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Vizio Sells Out Co-Star Stream Player In Under 12 Hours
Vizio quietly posted that it sold out the Vizio Co-Star Stream Player pre-order in the first 12 hours that it was available....
03:12 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Introducing Office Hours And Happy Hour With Facebook At This Years Crunchup
The Facebook Ecosystem Crunchup is closer than we think -- just a little more than one week away! We have revealed the agenda and have announced a couple of Facebook all-stars, all of whom will be joi...
02:57 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Brightcoves Zencoder Purchase Could Be The First Step In Its Transition To A Freemium Model
Brightcove announced its first acquisition as a public company today, with plans to acquire cloud encoding startup Zencoder for $30 million. And while the purchase will add a small amount of increment...
02:44 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon CFO Tom Szkutak Says Same-Day Shipping Not Feasible On A Broad Scale
Same-day shipping is reported to be a key part of Amazon.com's current strategy, but CFO Tom Szkutak offered a partial denial of those rumors during today's conference call discussing the company's se...
01:58 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Zuck On Facebooks Mobile Experience: It Gets Better (But We Probably Wont Make Our Own Phone)
Anyone who has used Facebook on a smartphone or tablet knows that the social network still has a ways to go when it comes to nailing the mobile experience. Turns out that Mark Zuckerberg is well aware...
01:53 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg On Instagram: Theres Been No Integration, The Acquisition Hasnt Closed
Asked today on Facebook's very first earnings call about the status of Facebook's acquisition of Instagram, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the photosharing startup had not been integrated...
01:17 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Sponsored Stories Ads On $1 Million Daily Run-Rate, Half From Mobile
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg broke out how one of the company's key new products is doing during the company's first earnings call today. Sponsored Stories ads, which are advertiser actions (like ...
01:09 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Sensation BalconyTV Secures Funds From Polaris, Lerer And Greycroft
With Apple rumoured to be developing a full-blown TV and connected TVs gradually taking off, it looks like video channels independent of the TV industry could have a bright future. And niche content w...
01:08 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Highlights From Mark Zuckerberg And Sheryl Sandberg On Facebooks First Earnings Call
Mark Zuckerberg is indeed leading Facebook's first earnings call, and here we'll note highlights and provide analysis. Facebook's team is focusing on platform and social ads. Most importantly, Faceboo...
01:02 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Codecademy Hires Program or Be Programmed Author Douglas Rushkoff to Promote Code Literacy
Program or Be Programmed author, CNN columnist and Frontline documentary director Douglas Rushkoff announced on his blog today that he's taken a job with Codecademy, a company that offer free online p...
12:52 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Q2: Ad Sales Of $992M, Creeps Up To 84% Of $1.18B Revenue Total
Facebook is making a big effort to diversify its revenue generation into areas like payments around gaming and other services, but today the game is still ads-ads-ads, and it's growing. In its Q2 earn...
12:41 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Twitters Laying Eggs: Many Avatars Missing
Twitter's having a rough day. It was down for nearly an hour earlier today, and now, many users are complaining that their Avatars have been replacedby an egg, the Avatar given to newcomers who have n...
12:38 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Olympics May Be The Reason (Ha!) For Todays Twitter Outage
Twitter's having problems today! Oh, what's that, you knew already? Well fine then. But we've just gotten our hands on some additional data related to today's outage courtesy of application monitoring...
12:38 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Olympics May Be The Reason (Ha!) For Todays Twitter Outage (UPDATE: Twitter Says Nope!)
Twitter's having problems today! Oh, what's that, you knew already? Well fine then. But we've just gotten our hands on some additional data related to today's outage courtesy of application monitoring...
12:36 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Father of The Internet, Vint Cerf, Says Government Gets Credit For Inventing Web
One of the "Fathers of the Internet," Vint Cerf, has come out swinging against a hotly contested Wall Street Journal op-ed arguing that the US government shouldn't take credit for inventing the Intern...
12:34 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch The 40 Most Important News Stories About Facebook Since Its IPO
From acquisitions to product changes, employee departures to new revenue generators,Facebook moves faster than just about any company in tech. In just three months since its IPO, it's produced a stagg...
12:30 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Slides: Q2 Revenue Up 29% To $12.83B, But Net Income Plunges 96% To $7M, Shares Follow
Amazon announced its second quarter results today, coming in slightly below estimates with operating cash flow slightly ahead at $3.22 billion year-over-year, compared to $3.21 billion in the year pri...
12:18 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Q2 User Stats: 955M Monthly Active Users, 552M Dailies (And 543M Monthlies On Mobile)
Facebook's first earnings report is out, and on top of a decent quarter, the company also shared some new stats about the user base. Basically, it's still growing.Worldwide, the site had 955 million m...
12:18 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Brightcove Acquires Cloud Encoding Vendor Zencoder, As Revenues Increase 41% To $21.6 Million In Q2
Online video platform providers Brightcove released its second quarter earnings report today, posting a net loss of $4.3 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared to $6.9 million last in Q2 2011. ...
12:15 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch CERN Scientist Talks About Higgs Boson, Particle Colliders And End Of The World
Earlier this month, scientists from CERN announced that they had found the theoretical particle called the Higgs Boson. The entire world knew they found it, but not many people actually knew what the ...
12:15 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks First Post-IPO Earnings, In Line With Estimates: Q2 Revenue $1.18 Billion, $295 Million Net Income
If you keep tabs on tech news, financial news, or simply haven't been living on a deserted island, you may have noticed that Facebook held an initial public offering of its stock and started trading o...
12:07 am GMT - Fri, July 27, 2012
Techcrunch Memolane: Highlight Social Content With New Embed Features And WordPress Plugin
Memolane, a startup that helps users archive and explore their content across social networks, has been working to make it easier to share that content, for example by allowing users to share "lanes" ...
11:44 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch No API For You: Twitter Shuts Off Find Friends Feature For Instagram
Instagram has just announced 80 million users and a new app update; Noticeablymissing in the update? The "Find Your Friends" on Twitter feature, which allowed users to follow the same people they foll...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, K9 Ventures Manu Kumar Focuses on Imaging Technologies
"In the Studio" continues this week by welcoming a technologist, entrepreneur, and investor who has, over the years, leveraged his work in core imaging and computer vision to discover, help create, an...
10:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Pop-Up Pantry, A New Subscription Club For Food Lovers, Lands $1.7M From GRP, Crosscut
If you're anything like me, your mood is directly proportional to the amount of food in your stomach. And when that food is terrific (and maybe even healthy, too), well life is grand. Yet, for a food-...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Anti-Gay Chick-fil-A Denies Impersonating Teenage Girl on Facebook, Same Sex Kissing Day Protest Proceeds
Proudly anti-gay fast food chain, Chick-fil-A, is denying accusations that it created a fake account of a teenage girl, who defended the restaurant chain through comments on its Facebook page, after a...
10:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch The Hunt For Red September: A Robotic Submarine Simulator Game
This is brilliant. A team at Red Bull Creation (which has the worst possible website ever) has built a submarine simulation game called "The Hunt For Red September," under the theme of "A Game Of Game...
10:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Looks Like Caterina Fakes Pinwheel Is Changing Its Name: Pinwheel.com Redirects To 2bkco.com
Here's a quick update to yesterday's story about the legal fight between the makers of two similarly named products location service Pinwheel (which was built by a new startup from Flickr co-founder ...
09:57 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Search In Cursive: Google Now Lets You Hand-Write Search Queries On Phones And Tablets
Google just added a new feature to its mobile search page that lets you hand-write search queries in cursive and block letters. Once you have enabled this new feature, you can simply start writing on ...
09:53 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Study: The Top Words Used In Mobile App Titles On iOS
Wondering about which words are the most commonly used in mobile app titles? So was Appsfire, apparently. The company just shot us over the results of a study it ran to determine the top words develop...
09:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Launches Recommendations Bar For Suggesting Articles, Tripling Click-Throughs
Ten Months after Facebook announced the recommendations bar at f8, it's finally getting its official release to help sites suggest content to you based on what friends are reading.When you're reading ...
09:29 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola & Sprint Preparing To Launch The LTE-Friendly, QWERTY-Packing Photon Q
The folks at Sprint seem to be having a busy day so far -- this morning saw (among other things) the release of the carrier's latest quarterly financials, an announcement about new LTE markets, and th...
09:27 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Boom! Snicker, Snicker: Spy vs. Spy Comes To The iPhone
If you were a gamer from a simpler era, you'll remember Spy Vs. Spy with nostalgia. The game, based on the Mad Magazine comic, featured two spies trying to collect items in an embassy while booby trap...
09:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Google Details Its 1 Gigabit Fiber Network In Kansas City, Will Come With TV Service, 1TB Of Cloud Storage, Nexus 7
After a few delays and setbacks, Google today officially launched its 1 gigabit residential fiber network in Kansas City. The network will deliver symmetric 1 gigabit connections to households across ...
08:57 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Your Visual Identity: Tim Draper-Backed Vizify Launches An About.me On Steroids
Today, our personal data is scattered across a growing number of apps, social networks, and online services, making it tough to forge any kind of coherent online identity or personal brand. The Seattl...
08:36 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch City Chatter Looks To Compete With Highlight, Sonar By Pairing Group Chat With Social Discovery
Yet another mobile social local app has entered the fray to compete with the likes of Highlight and the rest, and it's called City Chatter. The app is meant to be the "antisocial" network, according t...
08:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Olapic Raises $1 Million For Crowdsourced Photo Sharing Platform; Warby Parker Backer Great Oaks VC Invests
Olapic, a NYC-based startup which allows publishers and brands a way to collect photos from their fans for use on their own websites, has closed a $1 million seed round. Investors include Bonobos, War...
08:14 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Get Satisfaction: Facebook Is Not The First Place People Go To Do Product Research
Consumers are not in a research mode when they're on Facebook. Instead, the first place they go to find out about a product is Google or the company web site.That's according to an internal study by G...
08:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Parse Shows Off Anypic, The Open Source Instagram Clone That Took 30 Minutes To Build
It took Instagram a good amount of time to build a mobile photo-sharing app that could scale to 50 million users -- and its efforts were obviously recognized by others when it was acquired by Facebook...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch NatureShare Raises $1.5M Round For Its New Outdoors-Focused Social Platform
You may not have heard about Vermont-based mobile apps company Green Mountain Digital yet, but the company has developed a number of very popular nature and outdoor lifestyle apps. The company, which ...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Vayable Adds Worldwide Payments And A Concierge To Its Marketplace For Unique Experiences
We first covered Vayable when it launched to the public just over a year ago as a way to find interesting new travel experiences around the world. It's been growing fast since then, adding new guides ...
07:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches Its New 3D Maps On iOS, Desktop Coming Later This Year
Google just launched the latest version of Google Earth for iOS. This update brings Google's new highly detailed 3D imagery of a select number of cities to the iPhone and iPad. Google first announced ...
07:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Is Down, Again
Looks like Twitter is down again. We started noticing just little while ago and it's happening on the Web as well as on its iPad app. Twitter tells us it's aware of the issue and looking into it.This ...
07:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Is Down, Again [Updated: It's Back Now]
Update: Twitter service appears to be coming back now after an hour or so of downtime. The mobile site, main website, and iPhone app all appear to be back up for you to tweet and retweet and just read...
07:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Is Down, Again [Updated: It's Coming Back Now]
Update: Twitter service appears to be coming back now after an hour or so of downtime. The mobile site, main website, and iPhone app all appear to be coming back up at least for some people, but not a...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Now On Android As Well, Moped Could Be The Hot New Messaging Platform
Moped is a private messaging platform that lets you send IM-like messages, but still with the useful hashtags and @s you find on Twitter. Users login via Twitter and message each other by @-ing recip...
07:23 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Youve Got (New) Mail! AOL Finally Rolls Out Its New-Look Web Mail To Its 24M Users
During AOL's Q2 earnings conference call yesterday, CEO Tim Armstrong emphasized several times how the company was moving to a more technology-focused approach in its lines of business. His emphasis w...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Sprints LTE Rollout Stymied By Uh, Birds As It Plans To Activate Four New Markets
Sprint seems to be taking the slow and steady approach to their LTE light-up, but it turns out that's not entirely by design. When asked about how confident the carrier was about meeting its goal of 1...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Cooliris Brings Its 3D Photo Wall To iPad (Finally!)
Cooliris, if anything, knows how to adapt and keep moving forward. Founded in 2006, the company is best known for its 3D browser add-on which created an immersive photo-viewing experience on the web. ...
06:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Rich People Prefer iThings
Remember that one time MG compared the iPhone 4S to a Mercedes and the Galaxy Nexus to a Honda and the Internet exploded? Well, it would seem that the division of classes (with regards to gadgetry) wa...
06:51 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Kwaga Acquires Boxcar To Use Push Notifications In Attention Management
We've been watching Kwaga grow since we first saw them pitch in Paris about 4 years ago. Then it was a system to improve your experience of Gmail, but gradually they found it was contacts that people ...
06:36 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Introducing The Croon Audio Original, A Gorgeous Bluetooth Table Top Speaker
When it comes to quality table top wireless speaker systems, Android and Windows Phones are generally ignored. Makers tend to prefer building accessories for the iPhone, and with that, often support A...
06:10 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Mark Cuban Leads Mobile App Marketplace Apptopias $1 Million Seed Round
Apptopia, the marketplace where developers can sell their mobile apps, is days out from closing a $1 million seed round of financing, with Mark Cuban leading the investment. Cuban went in for $500,000...
06:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Serena Williams Invests In Mobli, Will Use It To Snap PicsVideo At Olympics
Serena Williams, tennis superstar and Olympic hopeful, has invested in Mobli, a real-time photo and video sharing mobile application. As an investor she joins Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Lan...
05:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Best New Way To Get a Cab: Taxi Magic
Cabs can finally take advantage of smartphone features like electronic payments, GPS, and estimated travel costs. Catching a ride with the Taxi Magic app was the most pleasant experience I've had with...
05:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch JustFab Just Nabbed Another $76M To Take Its Fashion Platform International And Beyond Shoes
Another big round of funding for the currently-chic area of online retail and fashion: JustFab, the online shoe/fashion brand and styling platform with six million members, has raised $76 million, fun...
05:22 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Rovio Brings Back Orange Bird With Angry Birds Space Update, Teases Possibility Of A Level Editor
Rovio has just released an awesome new update to its latest game in the Angry Birds series, Angry Birds Space. The update brings with it a brand new Space Egg character, along with the return of Orang...
05:14 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch WisePet is Kickstarting Connected Toys Whos In?
Occasionally I get to meet entrepreneurs with really wild and far reaching visions. Occasionally I even think they're not all that nuts either. This happened a few months ago when I was introduced to ...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Google Talk Is Down: Worldwide Outage Since 6:50 AM EDT
It's not just you. GTalk is down worldwide. Google first recognized the issue and started investigating at 6:40 AM EDT. While Google Talk appears to be up at first glance, calls and messages fail to c...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Google Talk Is Down: Worldwide Outage Since 6:50 AM EDT (Its Back Up For Some)
It's not just you. GTalk is down worldwide. Google first recognized the issue and started investigating at 6:40 AM EDT. While Google Talk appears to be up at first glance, calls and messages fail to c...
05:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch TheAudience: A Stealthy, Celeb-Driven Startup Co-founded By Sean Parker, Ari Emanuel & Oliver Luckett
If you had to recruit the ideal team to help you navigate the intersection of technology, media, and celebrity, it probably wouldn't look much different from the partnership behind theAudience. The st...
04:27 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Stipple Opens Its Image Tagging And Monetization Site To Everyone, Launches Stipple Viewer Plugin
Stipple is launching its public beta today, allowing anyone to try out its service, which is supposed to turn online pictures into "intelligent images".Stipple images can be tagged with links to anyth...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Bumps New App Flock Creates Shared Photo Albums With Friends Without Interrupting Your Life
Photos save our memories, yet fumbling to upload them can cut those moments short. But Flock lets you snap and forget, and then later collects photos from you and friends you were with into privately ...
03:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Greylock Adds Joseph Ansanelli As Its Newest Partner To Focus On Enterprise
Sand Hill Road venture capital firm Greylock Partners is announcing today that it's added a new face to its roster of general partners: Joseph Ansanelli, a longtime tech industry entrepreneur.Though G...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch E-Commerce Focused VC Forerunner Ventures Raises $40 Million For Its First Institutional Fund
Warby Parker, Birchbox, HotelTonight, Threadflip, Dollar Shave Club. People who follow the booming e-commerce trend will certainly find those names familiar. But up until today, they may not have know...
03:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint Q2 2012 Earnings: Net Loss Widens To $1.4B, 1.5M iPhones Sold
U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel has just posted its results for Q2, and while it continues to prepare for a brighter future ahead, it reported a widening net loss of $1.4 billion, with negative EP...
01:11 pm GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Carpooling.com Picks Up $10M From Daimler To Take Its Ridesharing To The US: Let The Car Wars Commence!
The ridesharing-disruptive car service space in the U.S. is about to get a little more crowded: Carpooling.com, a ridesharing service out of Munich, Germany currently enabling million rides monthly, i...
11:35 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Record Profits Of $1.9B For News Corps BSkyB As PayTV Co. Launches Triple Play In Ireland
BSkyB, the UK-based, News Corp-controlled pay-TV provider, today posted record profits for the year, rising 14 percent to 1.2 billion ($1.9 billion) in the 12 months that ended June 30. Full-year reve...
10:03 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Simple Is Now Available To The Public, Cofounder Alex Payne Moves On
There is nothing more broken than the payments/banking system, which makes me and everybody else root for payments (and more!) startup Simple (formerly BankSimple). We all hate our banks and, especial...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Roku Becomes Pay TVs Streaming Box Of Choice, Raises $45 Million From News Corp, BSkyB, And Others
When Roku first entered the streaming video market, it was seen as a boon for cord cutters, who could watch streaming content from online distributors like Netflix and Hulu Plus on TV. But lately, it'...
08:38 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Stay Focused And Keep Shipping: What Is Facebook Thinking With Its Phone Folly?
Earlier today, Iwroteabout Facebook designers asking, What would you do if you werent afraid?Apparently, Facebooks answer is build a phone....
08:08 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch AppFog Wants To Do For Developer Platforms What Google Did For EMail
AppFog is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider that wants to do for developer platforms what Google did for GMail.GMail launched in 2004 by giving its users a distributed service with 2 gigabytes (...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch With 50M Videos Indexed, Showyou Relaunches Its iPhone App With A New Back End And Easier Sharing
When the Showyou app first launched last spring, it was a bit of a revelation. The iPad app made discovering and watching videos on the iPad a breeze. And oh, are there plenty of videos to check out. ...
07:59 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Ellen! Bieber! Seacrest! Stamped Revamps, Raises New Round From Celebs, Brian Lee, Tom Conrad, Eric Schmidt & Others
Stamped, the ex-Googler backed startup for sharing your favorite things, is rolling out a major revamp of its product today, and is adding abuzz-worthylineup of new strategic investors, including cele...
07:49 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch FundersClub Wants To Bypass VC And Let YOU Invest In Startups
FundersClub is going to change how companies get funded. Today it launches a website designed to let anyone with as little as $1000 make equity investments in startups and earn money if they succeed.F...
07:30 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Path Debuts Version 2.5: Bigger Photos And Videos, Book And Movie Sharing, New Nudge Feature
Path, the mobile-based social networking app aimed at helping people connect with their close circle of friends and family, is rolling out the latest update to its app: Path Version 2.5.The update, wh...
06:36 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch With $1M+ From Guitar Hero Co-founder & Others, Zipongo Is Building The Mint.com For Healthy Living
Jason Langheier founded Zipongo in June 2011 to give families and parents an easier way to make healthier dietary choices by reducing the costs that so often get in the way. Through a web-based health...
06:26 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Greek Athlete Kicked Off Olympic Team For Tweet
Voula Papachristou, Greece's triple-jump champion, was barred from competing in the London Olympic Games by the Hellenic Olympic Committee after an offensive tweet on Monday.Shetweeted, "with so many ...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Flurry Acquires Startup Trestle To Power AppCloud, Its New Mobile Backend Service
Flurry just announced that it's getting into the mobile app infrastructure business with a new service called Flurry AppCloud.To make that happen, the company acquired a mobile startup called Trestle....
05:02 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Oracle Pulls Ads After National Advertising Group Says It Made False Claims Against IBM
Oracle is stopping a marketing campaign attacking IBM in wake of a national advertising board's recomendationthat the company made false claims when comparing its Exadata technology to competing IBM p...
04:29 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Google Science Fair Introduces Students Solving World Problems
What were you doing when you were 14? I'm willing to be it's a little different that what the students at the Google Science Fair are working on. Google brought 15 of the smartest 13 - 18 year old stu...
04:29 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Students Show Off Their Solutions To World Problems At Google Science Fair
What were you doing when you were 14? I'm willing to be it's a little different that what the students at the Google Science Fair are working on. Google brought 15 of the smartest 13 - 18 year old stu...
04:16 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Causes and Not For Sale Crowdfund REBBL Beverage Startup That Fights Slavery
30million slaves in the world need help, but startups are more sustainable than charities. So rather than raise donations, Causes.com is crowdfunding anti-slavery group Not For Sale's new beverage sta...
03:39 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Court Grants Injunction Against Caterina Fakes Use Of The Name Pinwheel
It looks like Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake may have to find a new name for her new product Pinwheel. A New York court has granted a preliminary injunction against Fake's startup 2bkco, which was re...
02:45 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Designers Ask What Would You Do If You Werent Afraid
What would you do if you weren't afraid?That's the question Facebook designers Ben Barry and Rasmus Andersson are asking on a poster-creation site that went live today. They are encouraging people to ...
02:39 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Paths Dave Morin And Benchmark Capitals Matt Cohler Will Join Us At Disrupt SF!
Well, the agenda forTechCrunch Disrupt SF is shaping up nicely,really nicely. And today we've got another two Valley thought leaders we'd like to announce: Path's Dave Morin and Benchmark Capital's Ma...
02:22 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Cool: Google Glasses-Inspired Eyewear Translates Foreign Language Into Real-Life Subtitles
Here's an innovative, simple, and exciting application to Google Glasses: foreign language augmented reality that translates text like real-life subtitles. Technology MacGyver Will Powell assembled a ...
02:04 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Zyngas Explains Challenging Q2: Facebook Platform Changes, Late Launches, Draw Something Drops
Whydid Zynga generate revenue of $332 million versus the analyst-projected $344 million, earning 3 cents per share instead of 5 (and sending the stock off 40% in after-hour trading)? Three big factors...
02:04 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Explains Challenging Q2: Facebook Platform Changes, Late Launches, Draw Something Drops
Whydid Zynga generate revenue of $332 million versus the analyst-projected $344 million, earning 3 cents per share instead of 5 (and sending the stock off 40% in after-hour trading)? Three big factors...
02:01 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Welcome Glass Explorers: Google Will Host Special Events & Hangouts For Those With Project Glass Pre-Orders
Google's Project Glass made quite a splash at I/O last month. Besides stunning the audience with a skydiving demo of Glass, Google also allowed those developers who attended the company's annual devel...
01:37 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Zyngas Mark Pincus: Real-Money Gambling Coming (Outside The US) In First Half Of 2013
Real-money gaming (i.e., online gambling) could provide a big boost to Zynga's faltering bottom line, and the company has talked about its move into that market in the past. Today CEO Mark Pincus offe...
01:23 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Roku CEO Defends International App Takedown, Says More Content Is Available Thanks To DISH Exclusive
Last month, Roku sent an email out to its developers, telling them that an exclusive deal with DISH meant it would be taking down independent apps for international content. With the launch of the sat...
01:02 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch SocialTables Is An Event Planning App For The True Social Butterfly
If you've ever had to think about whether Uncle Phil (the one with the ear hair) should be sitting next to Aunt Clara (the one with the walker) or with the other guys at Frank's table ("Drunk" Frank),...
12:53 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Tesla Motors: $27 Million Q2 Revenue, On Track To Ship 5000 Model S Sedans By Year-End
Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley based electric car company led by PayPal founder Elon Musk, today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2012. The announcement encompassed the stan...
12:36 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Falls Short Of Analyst Estimates For Q2: $332M In Revenue, Bookings Decline From Last Quarter, Lowered Outlook
Zynga didn't meet analysts' already-low estimates in its just-released earnings release for the second quarter of its fiscal year, in which it showed revenue of $332 million and lost 3 cents per share...
12:22 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Western Digitals Q4 2012 Earnings Beat Forecast: $4.8B in Revenue, Earnings of $2.87 Per Share
Western Digital just reported its earnings for its fourth financial quarter of 2012. The company reported revenue of 4.8$ billions and earnings per share of $2.87. On a non-GAAP basis, net income was ...
12:22 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Western Digitals Q4 2012 Earnings Beat Forecast: $4.8B in Revenue, Earnings of $2.87 Per Share, 71M Drives Shipped
Western Digital just reported its earnings for its fourth financial quarter of 2012. The company reported revenue of 4.8$ billions and earnings per share of $2.87. On a non-GAAP basis, net income was ...
12:18 am GMT - Thu, July 26, 2012
Techcrunch Hardware Startups: Join Us At TechCrunch Disrupt In San Francisco
Disrupt has long been the birthplace of software startups - but that's changing. With the launch of Hardware Alley at Disrupt NY, we've inaugurated a very cool opportunity for hardware startups to gra...
11:38 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Paul Graham: Y Combinator Companies Have Raised More Than $1 Billion
Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham tweeted today that YC's 380 companies (prior to the current batch) have raised$1,048,274,000.Y Combinator, which launched in 2005, takes on two classes of startups ...
11:38 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Paul Graham Says Y Combinator Companies Have Raised More Than $1 Billion
Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham tweeted today that YC's 380 companies (prior to the current batch) have raised$1,048,274,000.Y Combinator, which launched in 2005, takes on two classes of startups ...
10:19 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Screw Objectivity: Study Finds Opinionated Journalism Boosts Civic Engagement
Veteran journalists who sing the praises of objective reporting have steadily lost ground to the media's new guard of proudly opinionated voices, from broadcasters such as MSNBC and Fox News, to the g...
10:06 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Botiful Is The Telepresence Robot Weve All Been Waiting For
We've seen a few telepresence in our day, including the incredible AnyBot, but this little guy looks like it may make life at the office a little less weird and a little more bearable. It's essentiall...
10:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Stealthy Online Shopping Startup Commerce Sciences Launches A Meebo Bar For E-Commerce
Commerce Sciences, the stealthyIsraeli and Palo Alto-based e-commerce startup, is launching into open beta today, and is finally revealing what it has built. It's a Meebo Bar for e-commerce!The compan...
09:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Did Apple Just Quietly End Development Of Safari For Windows?
Safari 6 brings improved performance and many new features to OS X, including offline reading lists, a unified search field and support for Do Not Track. What seems to be completely gone from Apple's ...
09:39 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch HTC One X+ Rumored To Launch On T-Mobile Come September
Early last week, a screenshot of an internal T-Mobile document revealed the existence of a device perplexingly called the "HTC Era 42," which promptly caused some T-Mobile fans to drool uncontrollably...
09:34 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch JIBE Goes SaaS To Make All Job Applications Mobile-Friendly
New York City-based startup JIBE first appeared on the scene in late 2009 as LocalBacon, a job board that required job-seekers to pay 99 cents to apply for positions, weeding out less serious candidat...
09:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch GiveForward Raises $2 Million For Crowd-sourced Donation Service
GiveForward, a crowdfunding site for people to raise money for loved ones during difficult times, announced a $2 million Series A round led byFounder Collective and First Round Capital, with Naval Rav...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Collaborative Learning Startup Skillshare Introduces New Tools For Sharing Notes And Asking Questions
Skillshare is devoted to the idea that people should be able to teach each other things, and has created a marketplace whereby anyone can create or attend a class of their choosing. Like an Eventbrite...
08:58 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts BUILD Developer Conference Set For Oct. 30 In Redmond, Week After Windows 8 Launch
Microsoft hosts a number of events for developers, including TechEd, MIX and PDC. The other major event Microsoft has hosted since it announced that it was working on Windows 8 is BUILD. This year, th...
08:31 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Youve Got Facebook Fans, Now What? Booshaka Raises $1M To Ensure Your Posts Earn You Money
It doesn't matter if you have one million Facebook fans if they never see your news feed posts. That's why SV Angel, Founders Fund Angel, and more have backed a $1 million Series A for news feed optim...
08:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Jeremiah Owyang: Why The Internet Is No Longer A Conversation [TCTV]
Once upon a time, we were told that markets are "conversations". But that's all changed. At least if you listen to Jeremiah Owyang, a much respected "Internet Analyst" at the Altimeter Group. As Owyan...
08:13 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Maily For iPad Is Your Kids First Email Application
Maily is a new iPad app launching today that aims to be your kids' first email application. Because, you know, kids these days and their busy schedules. Ha! In all seriousness, Maily is a communicatio...
07:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch LGs Q2 2012 Earnings: $138M In Net Profits, Up 46% YOY, Phone Sales Still Lagging
LG has been turning a corner of late, getting its mobile division out of a six-quarter-long rut. Today's Q2 report outlines a 46 percent increase in net profits year-over-year at $138 million, though ...
07:40 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch 24.9M Tablets Sold In Q2, With Apples Share Of That Now Over 68%, Says Strategy Analytics
One of the strong points in Apple's quarterly earnings report yesterday was sales of the iPad. Globally, they were up 52% by revenue and 84% by unit sales, respectively to $9 billion and 17 million.In...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Task Management Startup Exec Now Lets Users Give Back By Donating Someone Elses Time To Charity
Task management startup Exec launched with a pretty simple premise -- let users rent someone else's spare time for a small fee of $25 an hour. That has enabled San Francisco-based users to outsource a...
07:17 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch TeamGantt Is A Streamlined, Online Project Management Tool
Fans of Microsoft Project, rejoice! There's now a way to recreate the fun and pleasure of creating Gantt charts in your browser, bringing that age-old managerial trick of "making another chart" to the...
07:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Sponsorfied Launches Tech That Matches Brands With Events Seeking Swag
Today, Y Combinator Summer 2012 startup Sponsorfied launches its tool that connects and manages the relationship between brands and the events or influencers they want to sponsor. See, we're all train...
07:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Despite Android Nearly Doubling Activations, iOS Still Leads The Enterprise
This morning, enterprise solutions provider Good Technology released the results of its latest activation report which offers a snapshot of mobile device trends in the enterprise. The company found th...
06:29 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Ticketfly Gets Ready To Rock Sporting Events, International, IPO With New $22M Series C
Ticketfly is not content playing second fiddle to Ticketmaster, so it just raised a $22 million Series C with each investor chosen for a strength they bring to the stage: Northgate - sports, SAP Ventu...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch The Droid X360 Is The Standard-Bearer For Counterfeit Chinese Products
Follow me here. The Droid X360 has the mind of Android, a body of a Vita, and branding of Verizon's Android phones and Microsoft's gaming system. Plus, the thing ships with 9 different emulators, allo...
06:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Stealth-Mode DC Lobby Group Internet Association (Google, Amazon, FB, eBay) Names CEO
A sign, if you needed one, of how big tech companies have become, how central they would like to be in the world of policymaking -- and how they may be getting nervous about heavier regulation down th...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch SnapKnot Relaunches With A Pinterest-Style Layout To Connect Brides With Photographers
The wedding space is blowing up here in tech, and for one very obvious reason. Almost everything about planning a wedding is pretty ancient. People build out complicated spreadsheets for their guest l...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Google SEC Filing Details Why It Paid $12.4 Billion For Motorola
In an SEC filing, Google spelled out why it paid $12.4 billion for hardware maker Motorola Mobility, in a deal that closed in May. $5.5 billion of the total price was for intellectual property, specif...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz Keeps Eating The Software World With $11.2 Million Investment In JavaScript Framework Company Meteor
Meteor, the company behind an application development framework of the same name, today announced $11.2 series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz, with Matrix Partners also contributing. The investmen...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Google Gets Scientific, Adds A Voice-Enabled 34-Button Calculator To Desktop And Mobile Search
Oh Google. Sometimes you're so awesome. Google search has long featured a built-in calculator function but a recent update added a fully functional 34-button scientific calculator. Previously, when a ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Social TV Analytics Startup Bluefin Labs Hires Former Razorfish Chief JP Maheu As Its New CEO
Over the past year and a half, social TV analytics company Bluefin Labs has gone from being a stealth startup to becoming an invaluable provider of research for TV networks, brands, and agencies who w...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Payvia Debuts New Carrier Billing Platform, Offers Support For T-Mobile & Sprint
Today, a company calledpayvia is launching a new mobile payments platform for carrier billing. But unlike several in this space, payvia is not a new player in the mobile industry. The company was spun...
04:38 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Officially Brings Motion-Controlled Angry Birds To Select Smart TVs
It was only a few weeks ago that we first heard about Angry Birds coming to Samsung's Smart TVs, and it would appear that one of the most popular games in the world has now become available on select ...
04:31 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch OS X Mountain Lion: Quick, Familiar, Cheap, And Drenched In iOS Goodness
Trying to write a review of OS X Mountain Lion is tricky. First of all, I had already written a reviewback in February, when Apple legitimately surprised the world with the revelation that the ninth i...
04:19 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch No Wi-Fi, Please, Were British: Olympics Will Ban Personal Hotspots
As if the rules at the 2012 London Olympics didn't sound draconian enough, the organization has banned personal Wi-Fi hotspots from the games, thereby ensuring that people will just tether their phone...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Online Fitness Provider Wello Uses Two-Way Video Chat To Bring Personal Trainers To You
Wello has launched a marketplace that connects personal trainers with potential clients, using two-way video chat to enable anyone to get training sessions at their convenience. All users need is a la...
03:21 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch AOL Q2: Revenues Down To $531M, Lowest Decline In 7 Years; Traffic, Ad Revenues Up
AOL (owner of TechCrunch) continues to stem its declines, although it is still declining. In Q2 results reported just now, the company noted revenues of $531 million. That's a two percent decline on t...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch GoodData Raises $25 Million To Extend Cloud Based Business Intelligence Platform
GoodData has raised $25 million to continue developing its cloud-based business intelligence technology. The funding brings GoodData's total to $55 million. Founder and CEO Roman Stanek said the inves...
02:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch NBC Links Up With Storify For Real-Time Curated Olympics Coverage Across Today.com And Owned Station Sites
On the heels of a deal with Facebook to promote Olympic conversations on NBC's Facebook page, the broadcast network today is taking one more step to improve its social standing during the big sports e...
01:14 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Social Media Revenues To Reach $16.9B In 2012; Ads Remain Leading Driver At $8.8B, Predicts Gartner
For those of you who get frustrated with the idea that in many social networks, you are not just a user but also a product, prepare to grit your teeth a bit more: a new forecast out from Gartner notes...
12:17 pm GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Microchip Giant ARM Reports Q2 Earnings: Sales 136M, Net Profit 39.4M, EPS Of 3.58; Record Order Backlog
ARM Holdings -- supplier of microchips for Apple's iPhone and iPad products, Samsung's Galaxy line and soon technology for Microsoft's Windows 8 devices -- continues to report strong results while rid...
08:39 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch NEA Has Closed On $2.6 Billion For Its 14th Fund, Perhaps The Biggest In VC History
New Enterprise Associates, the global venture capital firm with headquarters in Silicon Valley, confirmed today that it has raised $2.6 billion for NEA 14, its fourteenth venture capital fund. TechCru...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare Rolls Out Its First Big Money-Making Feature: Promoted Updates
Foursquare has revamped the experience of its app from the perspective of its users on both the consumer and merchant side. And on Wednesday, the company is pulling back the curtains on a long-awaited...
07:59 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Ellen! Bieber! Seacrest! Stamped Revamps, Raises New Round From Celebs, Brian Lee, Tom Conrad, Eric Schmidt & Others
Stamped, the ex-Googler backed startup for sharing your favorite things, is rolling out a major revamp of its product today, and is adding abuzz-worthylineup of new strategic investors, including cele...
05:30 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Opens First International Engineering Office In London
Facebook announced today that they have opened a London engineering office, adding to their Menlo Park, New York and Seattle engineering offices. The company has 22 open positions at the new office. F...
04:39 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Coming Soon (Well, Maybe): All Those Tweets You Wrote
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo told The New York Times that users will soon be able to access and download all of their old tweets. Twitter currently only lets users browse back through a few thousand of th...
04:33 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch The Onion Totally Hearts TechCrunch
You guys! You guys! TechCrunch totally got mentioned in The Onion!It's been a pretty one-sided relationship until now, with the fabled satirical newspaper remaining aloof despite several overtures on ...
04:32 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch With Apples Numbers, Timing Is Everything
Time to panic.Apple has produced another "miss" with their just-released Q3 2012 results. It's their second such "miss" in less than a year. The sky is falling. Sell Wall Street already is. Run.Well,...
04:29 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Google Cloud Platform Program Shows Drive To Take Business From IT Giants
Google has a new cloud partner program that shows the company's drive to go after old IT.In a blog post today, Google provided some details about it with a link to a list of the technology and service...
04:02 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch EA Mobile Moves: IronMonkey & Firemint Merge Into Firemonkeys, Now Have 50M Players Between
Electronic Arts announced today that it is merging two top mobile game studios, IronMonkey and Firemint, which will fittingly combine to create a new company, called Firemonkeys. (All parties are awar...
03:06 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch If You Dont Think You Need It, You Havent Seen Greatness
Editor's note: JoeKrausis a partner atGoogle Ventures, focusing on mobile, gaming, and local services.In 1993, he co-founded Excite.com, an early Internet search engine. He also co-founded JotSpot in ...
03:01 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Feeling Europes Economic Crisis: Essentially Flat Sales And A Slowdown In Business, Says Cook
Apple often gets a lot of love in Europe, but in the last quarter that wasn't enough to help it against the tide of economic woe hitting the region. In today's Q3 earnings call, CEO Tim Cook described...
01:56 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Shipped 1.3M Apple TVs In Q3 2012, Still Calls It A Hobby
"We are not going to keep products around we don't believe in," said Apple CEO Tim Cook in regards to the Apple TV. He also stated that Apple still considers the product a hobby although Apple keeps a...
01:42 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch CEO Cook On China In Q3: Apple Had $5.7B In Sales, Still Growing At Incredible Rate
Apple today noted in its earnings call for Q3 that two-thirds of its Asia Pacific revenue is coming from Greater China at the moment. CEO Tim Cook noted that revenues in the country were $5.7 billion ...
01:27 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Q3 Earnings: Apple Now Has Over $117 Billion In Cash Reserves
Apple closed its record June quarter with $117 billion in cash reserves, up from $110 billion last quarter. Crediting strong sales of almost all products as well as an improved economy. Asia-Pacific g...
01:26 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple App Store Hits 650,000 Apps: 250,000 Designed For iPad, $5.5B Paid Out To Devs
On its Q3 earnings call, Apple announced that there are over 650,000 apps on the Apple App Store, up from 600K in April of this year. Apple exec Peter Oppenheimer also mentioned that 250,000 of those ...
01:25 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Open Graph Leader Leaves: Director Of Product Management Carl Sjogreen Plots Next Adventure
Facebook's acq-hiring like crazy and retaining lots of top talent, but today marks another post-IPO departure as Director of Product Management Carl Sjogreen told friends that he's heading out to take...
01:24 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Retail: 372 Stores, 123 Of Them Outside The U.S. $4.1B In Sales, 813M In Q3
In today's Q3 earnings, Apple noted some strong increases in its retail operations, amid some other pressures in overall sales and numbers. Retail sales were up three percent in terms of Mac units, to...
01:24 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Retail: 372 Stores, 123 Of Them Outside The U.S. $4.1B In Sales In Q3
In today's Q3 earnings, Apple noted some strong increases in its retail operations, amid some other pressures in overall sales and numbers. Retail sales were up three percent in terms of Mac units, to...
01:17 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Now Has 150 Million iCloud Users
During Apple's Q3 earnings call today, the company's CFO Peter Oppenheimer announced that Apple now has 150 Million iCloud users. That's up from 125 million users the company cited in its last quarter...
12:51 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Despite Slower-Than-Expected Subscriber Growth, Netflix Pushes Forward With International Plans
Netflix announced that it returned to profitability in the second quarter, after a slight dip into the red during the prior three-month period. But despite slower-than-expected subscriber growth, the ...
12:51 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple To Release Mountain Lion On July 25
According to Apple's Q3 filing, OS X Mountain Lion will be released to the public tomorrow, July 25. The OS improves on the current version, Lion, by adding iOS-like notifications as well as improveme...
12:41 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Leadership Open To Working With HBO GO, Unthreatened By Verizon Redbox
Buried a few pages into the Netflix earnings report was an open door to a very interestingpossibility: Netflix and HBO GOcollaboration."As for HBO, they continue to do great work with HBO GO, which is...
12:35 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Reports Disappointing Mac Sales Despite Retina MacBook Release: 4 Million Units Sold In Q3 2012
Analysts have been sharply divided in providing estimates for Apple's third quarter earnings report. And it would appear that this time, predictions of a mild third quarter were correct. Apple saw a b...
12:33 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Q3 2012: 26M iPhones, 17M iPads, 4M Macs, and 6.8M iPods
Apple managed to move a lot of iDevices over the last three months. The company just reported its third quarter financials and detailed iPhone, iPod, and iPad unit sales. The iPad saw a killer quarter...
12:32 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Q3 2012: $35B In Revenue, Net Profit Of $8.8B, Earnings Of $9.32 Per Share
Apple has just released its fiscal Q3 2012 earnings, and the Cupertino-based company reported revenues of $35 billion (compared to $28.6 billion in the year-ago quarter and $39.2 billion in Q2 2012) a...
12:13 am GMT - Wed, July 25, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Returns To Profitability, Reports Gain Of $0.11 Per Share On $889M In Revenue
Netflix has just released its second quarter 2012 earnings report, in which the video rental veteran outpaced estimates, improving on last quarter and beating expectations. Revenue increased to $889 m...
11:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Could Romney Really Ban Porn?
Republican Presidential front-runner, Mitt Romney, may hold the most unpopular stance in American history: he wants to ban as much porn as he can. A 2007 video (below) of Romney promising to place por...
11:12 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Jessica Alba And Brian Lee Are Coming To SF Disrupt!
We are incredibly excited to announce two more amazing speakers who will be joining us onstage at this year's Disrupt SF -- The Honest Company co-founders Jessica Alba and Brian Lee!Alba and Lee will ...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch The Future Of Shopping Looks Blurry: Microsoft And TheFind Launch Glimpse Catalogs HTML5 Shopping App
Nothing says modern web tech technology like making print shopping catalogs available online - or at least that's what Microsoft and shopping search engine TheFind must have been thinking. The two com...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Financial Rewards Startup SaveUp Raises $5 Million To Gamify Your Finances
Financial rewards startup SaveUp launched a financial rewards program last year that essentially "gamifies" user savings and paying down debt. It provides a series of rewards as a carrot to get users ...
10:25 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch August Capital Summer Party Final Round of Tickets Released
We are releasing the final round of August Capital tickets today! We typically sell out of these tickets within an hour so go here now if you want one. We also have a limited number of tickets for the...
10:23 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Koding (Gradually) Opens Its Social, In-Browser Development Tools To Everyone
Koding, the startup that helps developers code and collaborate from their web browser, is leaving private beta today.The company isn't exactly throwing the doors open. It's more like ... nudging? The ...
09:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch WhoSay Gets $12 Million Series C Led By Comcast Ventures For Its Celebrity-Centric Social Platform
WhoSay, an online media management platform for celebrities and other "influencers," has raised $12 million in a new funding round led by Comcast Ventures. The raise, which counts as WhoSay's Series C...
09:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch PadMappers Not The Only One With Legal Heat From Craigslist: Heres Another Data Scraping C&D Letter
Earlier today, news broke that Craigslist has taken legal action against PadMapper and Craigslist API creator 3Taps -- after an ongoing disagreement over the scraping of Craigslist data to use in a th...
09:37 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Lytro Announces Support For Windows, Two Accessories And Free Shipping (This Week)
After launching earlier this year with Mac-only compatibility, Lytro has just announced that its desktop application now supports Windows. The company behind the miniature light field camera also roll...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Airbnb Acqui-Hires Brian Pokorny And The BatchDailyBooth Team To Boost Mobile Adoption
Airbnb has grown dramatically over the last year, announcing last month that it topped 10 million total nights booked, with more than 200,000 active properties listed on its site. But one area where i...
09:29 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Now Supporting 50 Interactive Email Apps, PowerInbox Crosses 1 Million Views
PowerInbox, the email platform company that makes messages interactive, has just crossed 1 million email views. The startup has expanded from its initial, limited set of third-party services supported...
09:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch IFTTT Adds Box And Plans New Channel Platform Intended To Connect Business Apps
I am an unabashed fan of IFTTT. That's "If Then That" to the uninitiated. It provides ways to connect different services. For example, you can use IFTTT to simultaneously upload a photo to Facebook an...
09:20 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Collections For Mac Wants To Be A Universal Finder For The Cloud, Starts With Google Drive & Instagram
As much as storing content in the cloud often makes life easier, there is something to be said for native apps that bridge the gap between cloud and desktop. Collections, a new Mac app (OS X 10.7.x&pl...
09:19 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch The AIDS Quilt, Digitized: Microsoft And The NAMES Project Team Up To Bring Remembrance Project Into The 21st Century
In 1987, six years after AIDS became an officially recognized disease, the heartbreak of the epidemic was made real in the form of a huge, 1,920 panel quilt created to commemorate the first victims of...
09:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch BitTorrent Tests New Ad Model (And Revenue-Sharing With Artists) In Its DJ Shadow Bundle
For many readers, the name BitTorrent may be synonymous with online piracy, but there's plenty of legal file-sharing too and the company says that it's actually experimenting with new business models...
08:38 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Payvment CEO Christian Taylor Steps Down 4 Years After Founding Facebooks Top Ecommerce Platform
175,000 merchants rely on Payvment to power their Facebook Page ecommerce stores, but now the startup's founder and CEO Christian Taylor is leaving, telling me "I'm ready to work on my next big startu...
08:38 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Payvment CEO Christian Taylor Leaves To Restartup 4 Years After Founding Facebooks Top Ecommerce Platform
175,000 merchants rely on Payvment to power their Facebook Page ecommerce stores, but now the startup's founder and CEO Christian Taylor is leaving, telling me "I'm ready to work on my next big startu...
08:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch As Facebook Political Campaigning Heats Up, NGP VAN Launches New Social Organizing Tool
Democrat-oriented software developer NGP VAN (Voter Activation Network) is launching an updated tool today for the US 2012 election season, that uses Facebook to help stir up voter participation.Calle...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Canadian Angel Boris Wertz Raises $15 Million To Launch Micro-VC Fund Version One Ventures
After years of investing his own money, Canadian angel Boris Wertz has raised $15 million and created a new fund that will enable him to make even larger investments in early-stage startups. The fund,...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Publishers, We Need To Talk: Text From Dog Gets A Book Deal
Look guys and gals in publishing, sit down. You can bring in your Coco Water. Totally. Yeah. We have some gluten-free sandwiches coming in and I promise this won't effect summer hours. You can still n...
07:34 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Active Endpoints Releases New Wizard For Making Mobile Apps That Respond To Voice and Touch
The next generation of application development is starting to emerge. Frameworks act as acatalyst for building applications. Platform as a Service (PaaS) is helping accelerate application development ...
07:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Redbox And Verizon Announce Their Netflix Competitor, But Leave Out Details About Pricing, Content
Redbox and Verizon are getting a little bit closer to finally rolling out their streaming Netflix competitor, as the companies formally announced the new service and provided a few more details about ...
07:24 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch The $99 Vizio Co-Star Google TV Box Is Now Available To Pre-Order
Vizio pulled off a sort of coup with the Co-Star. This $99 Google TV box packs more features than Sony's latest model and is half the price. Plus, I think the novel UI looks better than the standard G...
07:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Kiip Debuts Standalone App To Find & Redeem Rewards From Over 400 Mobile Apps & Games
Kiip, the rewards-based network co-founded by former Digg employeesBrian Wong,Courtney Guertinand SequencesAmadeus Demarzi, has just arrived on mobile. And here's a surprise - the company went Android...
07:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch AOL Launches PLAY By AOL For The Kindle Fire
Kindle Fire, owners? Aol, TechCrunch's not-so-evil overlords, has a new app for you. Aol just released a retooled version of PLAY By Aol specifically for the Kindle Fire. This reskinned app is optimiz...
07:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch BandPage Unshackles From Facebook, Now Helps 500K Musicians Build Synced Sites and Widgets Too
With $19 million in funding but the Timeline redesign cratering its traffic, BandPage needed to diversify beyond Facebook. So today it launches BandPage Everywhere to let musicians build websites and ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch StackSocial Raises Seed Funding, Launches Platform Publicly
StackSocial, a digital commerce startup that aims to match web publishers with readers, publicly launched its platform and announced an $800,000 seed round today.Terms of the deal were not disclosed, ...
06:19 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Analyst: iPhone 5, iPad Mini Coming In September
Apple's next-gen iPhone — and the much-talked about (but yet unseen) iPad mini — are some of the most hotly anticipated gadgets of the year. And according to a report by relatively on-poin...
06:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Finally Cracking Down On 3G Browsing Cap
There's a little-known stipulation in Amazon's 3G browsing, available primarily on their e-ink devices. Ostensibly, downloading items over 3G is completely free but browsing the web using the device's...
06:03 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Tenaya Capital Closes Oversubscribed $372M Fund, Seeks A New Kayak
Tenaya Capital, the venture fund spun out of Lehman Brothers in 2009 with a history of backing companies like Kayak, Palo Alto Networks and Zappos, has just closed its latest fund totalling $372 milli...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft .NET for Mobile Company Xamarin Gets $12 Million In Series A Funding
Xamarin, makers of cross-platform frameworks for building mobile applications, today announced a $12 million round of funding from Charles River Ventures, Ignition Partners and Floodgate.Xamarin was f...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Pearltrees Comes To The iPhone, Goes Beyond Bookmarking And Adds Photos, Notes, Offline Mode
Few startups make it through a year without a pivot or two these days. That really can't be said about social bookmarking service Pearltrees, however. The company has stuck pretty closely to its roadm...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Touch Publishing Platform Onswipe Moves Beyond iOS With Kindle Fire Support
Since fully launching a year ago, Onswipe has built touch-optimized experiences for iOS starting with the iPad and, more recently, adding iPhone. Today it's taking its first step beyond the Apple eco...
05:29 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Noodlecrumbs Is A Crowd-Funding Platform For Thinkers, Not Doers
With successes like the Pebble smart watch, crowd-funding is becoming more and more attractive to startups. But maybe you aren't even at the startup stage in your idea. Maybe all you have is an idea a...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Dashlane Releases iOS App To Avoid Tedious Form-Filling On Purchases
Dashlane enables consumers to login, fill out forms and checkout of a purchase faster, removing the need for repeating the process across sites. Its personal data assistant aims to speed up access to ...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Box Debuts Windows Phone App, Qualcomm Deal As CEO Levie Says 40% Of Users Access Boxs Cloud From Mobile Devices
Some good news for users of Windows Phone devices and customers of the cloud-based content sharing platform Box. The company has announced a new app for the platform -- its first for a Microsoft mobil...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch SnappyTV Launches Self-Serve Platform, Lets Anyone Create Events And Share Real-time Video Clips
Social video startup SnappyTV launched last year with a platform for making clips of live videos and then sharing them on social networks. Now it's moving beyond custom implementations and launching a...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Kids Clothing Service thredUP Adds Netflix Execs As It Prepares To Scale
Online kids' clothing consignment shop thredUPsays its recent transition from online swap meet to clothing resale service has been working. When the company was originally founded back in 2009, the go...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Online Radio Service TuneIn Comes To Teslas Model S, Now Available On 200 Platforms
TuneIn's online radio service that lets people listen to music, sports and news on their smartphones and on the web, just announced that it is now available on 200 different distribution platforms. Th...
04:48 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter: The RollPro III Is A Must-Have GoPro Camera Storage Case
I'm a GoPro fanboy. It's an amazing camera born from an even more amazing American company. But, as any GoPro owner quickly discovers, the camera demands all sorts of accouterments and add-ons. Mine a...
04:41 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch The Best Annual Tech Startup Events In Europe
Well, I guess I'm about to be shot down here. For a while I've been contemplating a post about all the annual events in Europe which are specifically relevant to tech startups. Now when I say that, I ...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Prepping For 2013 IPO, Mobile Ad Player Jumptap Names Ex-Yahoo Exec COO; iAdAdmob Backer Joins Board
Independent mobile ad network Jumptap is filling out its team with two more key executives as it continues to prepare for an IPO in 2013 -- and look for more M&A activity as it gets there. The com...
04:13 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch AT&Ts Q2 2012: Revenues Of $31.6B, Earnings Of $0.66Share, 61% Of Wireless Subscribers On Smartphones
AT&T has just released its Q2 2012 financial results -- the telecom giant reported quarterly revenues of $31.6 billion (that's up 0.3% year-over-year) and earnings of $0.66 per share (up a full 10...
04:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed SmartAsset Helps With The Tough Financial Decisions, Starting With Homebuying
SmartAsset, a startup incubated by Y Combinator, aims to help consumers make the major financial decisions in their lives.Right now, the site is focused on homebuying founder and CEO Michael Carvin t...
04:07 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch The iPhone Accounted For 73% Of AT&Ts Smartphone Activation Last Quarter
The iPhone is dominating. And that's not unsubstantiated flamebait. AT&T just released it's quarterly financial statement, which reveals the wireless carrier activated 5.1M smarpthones in the last...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch API Management Heats Up: Apigee Follows Mashery With Its Own $20 Million Round
Well, look at this - only yesterday, API management platform Mashery announced its close of an additional $10 million in Series D funding, and today competitor Apigee is announcing a $20 million round...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch LifeKraze Launches iOS App And Mission: Inspire With Olympic Help
Community encouragement service LifeKraze has launched its iOS app and announced a campaign, dubbed Mission: Inspire, with twelve Olympic athletes to inspire users.LifeKraze lets users post 160-charac...
03:56 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Wooga To Extend Its Mobile Games Footprint After Seeing Massive Growth
Wooga, the Berlin-based social gaming startup, may well look quite different in a year's time. In recent years the company has climbed up the social games leader poll with a number of highly successfu...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Tintri Raises $25 Million For Storage Designed To Improve Virtual Machine Environments
Tintri has raised a new $25 million round of funding for its storage appliances designed for virtual environments. The round was led by Menlo Ventures and joined by existing investors NEA and Lightspe...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Benchmark, Greylock And Others Go In For $18.6M On Nextdoor, A Facebook For Local Communities
Localized social network Nextdoor is announcing $18.6 million dollar round today, led by BenchmarkCapital and followed on DAG Ventures, Greylock Partners and Shasta Ventures. Investment bank Allen ...
03:20 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Chute Nabs $2.7M From Salesforce & More To Become The Twilio For Media Content
Chute knows you're tired of hearing about yet another photo-sharing or photo-syncing app. So, although it dwells in the photo sphere, thankfully Chute is taking a different approach. The recent Y Comb...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Kids Social Network PixyKids Rebrands As Kazaana, Heads Into Beta
PixyKids, a Silicon Valley-based startup building a social media platform for children ages 6 to 12 and their families, is launching into open beta today and rebranding under the new name "Kazaana." T...
02:54 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch As Nokia Completes Scalado Purchase, Another Ambitious Ex-Employee Spinoff Emerges: Oulutalent
Today Nokia announced that its deal to buy imaging company Scalado has been finalized — a sign of anotherpiece of the puzzle falling into place for Nokia as it continues to restructure to revers...
02:54 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch As Nokia Completes Scalado Buy, Another ex-Nokia Spinoff Emerges: Oulutalent
Today Nokia announced that its deal to buy imaging company Scalado has been finalized -- a sign of anotherpiece of the puzzle falling into place for Nokia as it continues to restructure to reverse hug...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Analytics Company Keen Announces $750k Round A
Keen, a mobile analytics startup co-founded by former Google Analyics employee Kyle Wild, announced a $750,000 series A investment from 500 Startups, Data Collective, SK Ventures, Cloud Power Fund and...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Viber Updates iPhone, Android Apps To Version 2.2: Group Messaging, Improved UI, Enhanced HD Calling
Viber has just released version 2.2 of the app for both Android and iPhone, bringing some much-requested features to the platform for the very first time including group messaging and improved call qu...
12:27 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Is Speedy LTE Finally Coming To The UK? Ofcom Sets 4G Auction For Early 2013
It's been a very long time coming, but the UK regulator Ofcom has finally revealed plans for the auction of 4G spectrum, which means that by late next year the UK may, finally, start to see a commerci...
12:22 pm GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Spotted: Hasbro And Zyngas First Physical Title, A Farmville Memory Game For Ages 4 And Up
Zynga became a public company with $3.75 billion dollar market cap in part by taking existing physical games and introducing them to your browser and social graph. Poker and Scrabble are just two that...
09:21 am GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch August Capital Raising $550M For Sixth Venture Fund, Sticking To What Works
August Capital, the 17-year-old Sand Hill venture capital firm, is raising a new $550 million investment fund, according to documents filed this morning with the SEC. August Partner Howard Hartenbaum ...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch iOS Soars Ahead of Android Development As Apple Quietly Makes Move Into The Enterprise Market
The Apple iOS is surging ahead of the Google Android platform for enterprise development, according to survey results from Appcelerator, the mobile platform development company.In the largest survey o...
06:56 am GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Taps Martin Scorsese And His Eyebrows For The Latest Siri Commercial
The latest Siri commercial just hit, and like recent ad spots, Apple turned to a celebrity to endorse the lackluster iOS feature. And, also like the other commercials, the dialog between Siri and the ...
05:16 am GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Moasis Unveils An Accessible Approach To Location-Targeted Ads
Startup Moasis is offering advertisers a new way to run location-targeted ads, one that could hopefully make the process more accessible to both ad agencies and small businesses.Location is a big buzz...
02:48 am GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Pioneering NASA Astronaut Sally Ride Dies At Age 61
Sally Kristen Ride, Ph.D., an astronaut and physicist who in 1983 at the age of 32 became the first American woman (and at that time, the youngest person ever) to enter space, died today at age 61. Th...
02:20 am GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy
VMware has acquired Nicira, a startup known for its software defined networking technology in a deal pegged at $1.26 billion. It's an acquisition that has all sorts of ramifications for the ever disru...
02:08 am GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Wajam Partners With Shopping.com To Add Comparison Shopping To Its Social Search Engine
Wajam, one of the most promising players in social search besides Google and Microsoft, today announced that it is partnering with Shopping.com to add comparison shopping to its social search results....
12:44 am GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Baidu Q2 Sales Up 60% To $859M; Search Giant Keeps Focus On Mobile, Cloud Ahead
Search is going very strong in China, and leading player Baidu continues to reap the benefits. In its Q2 results, the company reported sales of 5.456 billion yuan ($858.8 million), up 59.8 percent com...
12:44 am GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Baidu Q2 Sales Up 60% To $859M, Almost All Down To Search; Focus Is On Mobile And Cloud Ahead
Search is going very strong in China, and leading player Baidu continues to reap the benefits. In its Q2 results, the company reported sales of 5.456 billion yuan ($858.8 million), up 59.8 percent com...
12:40 am GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Well, Duh: Apple Said To Release Adapter For The New iPhones Tiny Dock Connector
Earlier today, a Reuters report added more fuel to a particularly nitpicky fire -- according to its typically unnamed sources, Apple's new iPhone indeed sports a smaller, 19-pin dock connector instead...
12:33 am GMT - Tue, July 24, 2012
Techcrunch Gather: A New App For Organizing Meetups Over Facebook And Twitter
Gather is a newly launched mobile application which allows you to create "disposable" micro-meetups which can be quickly broadcast to Facebook and Twitter. It's meant to serve as a lightweight tool th...
11:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Adds Warner Bros. Exec As Its New Chief Marketing Officer
Netflix announced that it has named former Warner Bros. executive Kelly Bennett as its chief marketing officer, six months after it lost its last longtime marketing head Leslie Kilgore. Bennett, Netfl...
10:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Googles Nexus 7 Is Already Posting Impressive Usage Figures, Could Catch Up With Kindle Fire Soon
Google's Nexus 7 tablet is off to such a good start that Google can't keep up with demand for the 16GB model. The company hasn't released any sales data yet, so its hard to gauge whether Google is sel...
10:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch BaubleBar Raises $4.5M From Accel And Greycroft For Affordable Designer Jewelry
BaubleBar, a startup that promises high-quality jewelry at affordable prices, has raised a $4.5 million Series A round of funding from Accel Partners and Greycroft Partners.The round was reported this...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch News Corp Announces Business Plans To Disrupt Education: Amplify Mobile Technology and Assessment
News Corp, Home of Fox News and one the world's most powerful media entities, has announced its long-awaited plans to disrupt education. Former New York City education chancellor and CEO of Amplify, N...
10:02 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon Back to Hack.
Ladies & gentlemen! The third annual TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon is officially open for business.It's 24 hours of heads-down, caffeine-fueled digital duct taping with the Bay Area's brightest,...
09:36 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Review: The Eton Rukus Solar Is The Perfect Outdoor Music Companion
The venerable Will Smith said it best, "Summer, summer, summertime. Time to sit back and unwind." The sun is out and the tunes should be blaring. That's where the Eton Rukus Solar comes in. This speak...
09:11 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch DOJ Sticks To Its Guns In Price-Fixing Suit Against Apple, Wont Modify eBook Settlement
According to the U.S. Justice Department's latest filing in its suit against Apple and a number of major publishers over alleged price fixing in the eBook market, the DOJ won't make any major changes ...
08:53 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Qualcomm Pulls The Plug On Mirasol Screen Production
Back when PixelQi was still all the rage and ereaders still came in flavors other than Kindle and Nook, Qualcomm was pushing a fairly revolutionary screen technology called Mirasol. Designed to be rea...
08:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Launches Career Choice Program To Fund Tuition For Fulfillment Center Employees
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos frequently uses the e-commerce site's front page as a place to announce changes in service or major new initiatives. As one of the most-trafficked sites on the web, it's the perf...
08:36 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch mySkin iPhone App Connects You With The Right Skincare Products
You may be more beautiful than the the future love child of Robert Pattinson and Kristin Stewart, but bad skin can ruin it all. That said, there's a new beauty app launching on the Apple App Store to ...
08:35 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch WeddingLovely Takes On The Knot With Stress-Free Wedding Planning Service
WeddingLovely, a 500 Startups-backed wedding planning service, is opening its doors today in an effort to "humanize" the wedding planning experience. It's no small feat to take on wedding industry gia...
08:12 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Referly Gets More Social, Launches API: Now Any Site Can Have A Referral Program
Some more developments for Referly, the Y-Combinator/500 Startups company co-founded by Twilio's ex-head of marketing, Danielle Morrill. In what may be a hat-tip to the adept use of APIs at her former...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch NetworkedBlogs, 750k Blogs Strong, Adds Panorama News Reader To Expand Beyond Blogger Services
NetworkedBlogs, the popular platform that lets bloggers syndicate their work to social networking sites and embed social widgets on their blogs, is changing focus. From today, it will be relaunching i...
07:39 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Texting Doesnt Make Your Kids Dumb, Text Bands Do
I'm not one of those people who thinks that texting and tweeting is ruining children's ability to communicate. Texting and tweeting are the future of communication, so if kids are learning to keep it ...
07:26 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Workplace Collaboration Tool Asana Raises $28M At A $280M Valuation
Enterprise workflow tool Asana has raised a $28 million Series B round, it announced earlier today, bringing its total funding to $38 million. The round was led by storied investorPeter Thiel and Foun...
07:10 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Hipmunk Aims At Assistants And Office Managers With Its First Paid Product, Hipmunk Business Class
Travel search startup Hipmunk is launching its first paid product today Hipmunk Business Class, which offers extra features designed for assistants, office managers, and other folks who have to book ...
06:56 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Georamas Map-Based Travel Search Service Goes Live
Chicago-based Georamais now launching what it calls a "map-based travel platform." In layman's terms, that's a travel search service that's entirely based on top of a map. It can either suggest places...
06:38 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch MacBook Pro With Retina Display Shipping Estimate Improves To 1-2 Weeks
The line for a MacBook Pro with Retina Display just got a bit shorter. The US Apple Store now pegs the new MBP's shipping estimate at 1-2 weeks. The MacBook Pro with Retina Display launched with much ...
06:08 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Droplings Is A Little App That Makes It Easier To Share Dropbox Files
It's actually quite hard to send a public link to someone in Dropbox. You have to dump the file, find it, sometimes right click and sometimes jump over to the website, and then grab the right link. Th...
05:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch API Management Platform Mashery Closes On $10 Million, Doubles The Number Of Mashery-Powered Apps
It was just over a year ago that API management company Mashery was touting its $11 million Series D. Today, the company is announcing $10 million in new funding, led by OpenView Venture Partners, wit...
05:41 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch WedPics, Pinstagram For Weddings, Preps For Launch With Teaser Video
The wedding space is blowing up, with Appy Couple and Lover.ly offering brides ways to organize, plan, and share their wedding. But for attendees, something a little lighter may be in order. Perhaps, ...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Cross-Platform Gaming Startup TreSensa Locks Up $1 Million In Angel Funding, Launches SDK Into Beta
Well, New York-based TreSensa is having a busy morning. The cross-platform gaming startup revealed that it has locked up a cool $1 million in angel funding, and launched its new TreSensa game engine S...
05:11 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Analytics Site PinReach Puts Itself Up For Sale As Co-Founder Joins Google
Well, it looks like the market for social media analytics has gotten a little less crowded, for now at least: the Pinterest analytics startupPinReach-- whichhad originally been called PinClout until a...
05:06 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch A Tiger And A Monkey Walk Into A Tech Party
Many people in tech balk that this kind of fun culture stuff, both the reporting of it and the doing of it, is not "serious," arguing tautology. It's not serious for a reason dummy, it's what people d...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Google Affirms The Nexus 7s Main Fault With This Adorable Commercial
The Nexus 7 is a fantastic tablet -- for the price. To me and many others its only downside is lack of built-in wireless data connectivity. It can only connect to the internet's tubes through WiFi.Goo...
04:03 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Just Put A Rocket Under Londons Biggest Tech Startup Cluster
With the news that Amazon will open an R&D hub in London focused on developing services and APIs for TVs, games consoles, smartphones and PCs, we've reached a big inflection point in the developme...
03:26 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Research: Samsung Has Sold 10M Galaxy S3s, But iPhone 5 Still The Most-Wanted Phone
You know a brand is doing something right when people go a little crazy for its products even before they've been announced. A new survey out from 451 Research/ChangeWave on consumer smartphone sentim...
02:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Europes Square, iZettle, Is Coming To Android, Testing First On Samsung Devices In Sweden
A big development today for iZettle, the "Square of Europe" that wants to become the biggest mobile payment platform in the region. It is now extending its dongle-based service Android devices, to add...
01:59 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch TaskRabbit Gets $13M From Founders Fund And Others To Revolutionize The Worlds Labor Force
Collaborative consumption startup TaskRabbit is today announcing a $13 million C-round of funding, led by Peter Thiel'sFounders Fund. The C-round will bring the company's total funding to $38 million....
01:31 pm GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Ramps Up Global Expansion, Opens Massive Media R&D Center In London
As Amazon gears up for its quarterly earnings later this week, the company today has announced an expansion that points to its big ambitions in digital media, and an increasing focus on how that growt...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Make Your Users Do the Work
Editors Note: Nir Eyal is a founder of two startups and an advisor to several Bay Area companies and incubators. He is a Lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and blogs abo...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch After Growing 80% Last Year, Vidyo Launches VidyoWay To Connect All Conferencing Systems For Free
Video conferencing startup Vidyo has been working over the past several years to provide a software-based, interoperable service that will allow companies with various disparate video conferencing sys...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Redpoint e.ventures Closes On $130M For Brazil-Focused VC Fund
Redpoint e.ventures, the venture capital fund pioneered by Silicon Valley VC firms Redpoint Ventures and e.ventures (previously known as BV Capital), has raised $130 million for its first dedicated ve...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch An Easy Alternative to Business Cards: Instant Email
Exchanging business cards is like breaking up with a significant other: you both smile, say you'll keep in touch, and never speak again. Ditch the inefficiency and cost of paper with a very simple alt...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Part II: Filling The Roster Of Our Olympic Tech Dream Team With Dorsey, Cook And More
Yesterday, I named half of our Tech Dream Team; today, I name the remaining six and coach. Quick reminder: the basketball players are set by the London roster, so no retired players and some of the be...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Lies, Damn Lies, And Statistics About Privacy Hysteria
It is frighteningly easy to dupe the public with statistics, since most journalists and readers aren't trained in all the sophisticated ways pollsters can make subtle changes to research that make a g...
02:44 am GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch The Onions Take On The HP Cloud and 4 Other Attempts At Making The Cloud Funny
Why is the cloud so hard to make funny?Do a search on YouTube. You will see songs about the cloud based upon Joni Mitchell and Vanilla Ice songs. "Cloud, Cloud Baby." Groan.Thank goodness for The Onio...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, July 23, 2012
Techcrunch Google Now: Theres A Fine Line Between Cool And Creepy
There's something very cool about Google Now, which the company announced at its I/O developer conference a few weeks ago. At the same time, though, Now also has the potential to become Google's creep...
11:30 pm GMT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Techcrunch Venture Capital Now: Quality Over Quantity
Editor's Note:This is Redpoint VC'sTomasz Tunguz'second article in a series examining trends in the public and private technology markets.Last week, we discussed four trends in the public technology m...
11:04 pm GMT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Techcrunch How Does The Samsung Galaxy S III Fare In A Drop Test?
The Samsung Galaxy S III continues to be one of the hottest Android phones we've ever seen. When I reviewed the phone, I said flat out that this is the phone you've been waiting for. And after John an...
10:17 pm GMT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Techcrunch The 16GB Nexus 7 Is Sold Out On The Google Play Store
Hope you got your 16GB Nexus 7 already. Google is no longer taking orders for the $249 model. It's sold out. The product page on Google Play now sports a "coming soon" message and an input field for b...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Techcrunch Wantful Opens Sutter Street Workspace For San Francisco Startups
Startups seeking desk space in San Francisco will soon have another option to consider the first floor of the offices of gift-giving startup Wantful, an area that it's calling the Sutter Street Works...
09:33 pm GMT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Atrix HD Review: Runs Like A Dream, But Doesnt Look Like One
Motorola made plenty of waves when it introduced the Droid RAZR for Verizon last year, and somehow I doubt AT&T was very pleased with that move. With that one launch, Motorola instantly made AT...
09:19 pm GMT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Techcrunch Huawei Shows Off The Impressive MediaPad 10 FHD In A New Promotional Video
Huawei has its sights set on the US market. The Chinese manufacturer aims to be within the US' top 5 mobile phone companies within the three years. In order to reach that goal the company needs some i...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Techcrunch Reaching 10M Downloads, And The Guerrilla Marketing Tactics We Used To Get There
The day my app(AutoCAD WS)crossed one million downloads on the App Store, the first question that crossed my mind was how did I ever end up doing marketing? I was a techy product manager and never ima...
07:26 pm GMT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Techcrunch Horology Goes The Crowdfunding Route
To date, there have only been a handful of watch projects on Kickstarter, and of those, there really have only been a couple that grabbed my attention. But here's an interesting one that just popped u...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Life In Indias Organized Chaos
Editor's Note: The following is a guest post by "entrepreneur around the world" Nir Eyal. In this post, Eyal explores some of the challenges of managing a start-up in a country where disorder is an in...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Techcrunch An Entrepreneurs Take On Indias Organized Chaos
Editor's Note: The following is a guest post by "entrepreneur around the world" Amir Wald. In this post, Wald explores some of the challenges of managing a start-up in a country where disorder is an i...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Techcrunch Think Hiring Is Tough In The Valley? Now Europe Joins The Talent Wars
Despite some of the froth being blown off following the rocky Facebook IPO, it remains the case that talent and hiring are a big issue in the Valley. And you may not know this, but for a long time Eur...
11:58 am GMT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Techcrunch HTML5 Work Splits Into Living And Snapshot Standards. Developers Need Not Worry, Says Living Standard Leader
It's not often in the mobile world that you hear of a split in standards development that doesn't make you groan thinking of the complications that it will imply moving ahead (hello, Android!). But a ...
09:00 am GMT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Techcrunch The Ribbit Rollercoaster: A Founders Story From Concept To $105M Exit
Editor's Note: This is a guest interview byBernard Moon, co-founder & CEO ofVidquik, a web conferencing and sales solution platform. He blogs atSilicon Moon.I met entrepreneur Crick Waters last ye...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Techcrunch Forget LeBron and Durant: Bringing In Zuckerberg, Dorsey and Co. For the Olympic Tech Dream Team
In one week, the Olympics kick off. When you think about it, they arent so different from our startup world. How many pitches have you heard that include the phrase dream team?If you had to compare th...
06:33 am GMT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Techcrunch More Problems For Apple In Portugal? Apparently Its Getting Sued For 40M Euros By A Reseller [Report]
Another legal tangle for Apple in Portugal? Just days after a consumer rights group in the country said it was preparing to bring legal action against Apple over the wording of its AppleCare warranty ...
04:05 am GMT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Techcrunch FoundersCard Adds Bonobos, Trunk Club & More Airlines To Its Private Membership Club
FoundersCard, the membership program bringing executive-style perks to entrepreneurs, is rolling out a few more perks today to add to its growing lineup. The company currently offers discounts on a nu...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Techcrunch Getting Rich By The Numbers, A CrunchBased How-To
Hey kid, wanna get rich?After watching "The Social Network" for the third time this weekend, are you feeling ready to create something truly world-changing and make a billion dollars? Have you just fi...
02:02 am GMT - Sun, July 22, 2012
Techcrunch Viacom, DirecTV, And The Future Of TV Blackouts
Viacom and DirecTV ended their dispute over carriage fees on Friday, which saw the return of 17 Viacom channels on the cable satellite service. But who won, who lost, and what does the resolution mean...
11:53 pm GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch Review: Graham Chronofighter Oversize GMT Watch
If you've been following my weekend watch reviews, you'll note that I tend to like bigger watches. But even this monster - the Graham Oversize GMT - is too big for me. Graham is a British manufacturer...
11:30 pm GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch Apples App Discovery Lead On Google Is Shrinking, But Mobile Publishers Shouldnt Be Too Worried
Editors Note:This is a guest post byMatthus Krzykowski is a co-founder of Xyologic, a mobile app search engine.The number of iPhone apps that hit the top 100 free rankings in the US Apple App Store ha...
09:35 pm GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch Hulu Updates Video Player, Adds 10-Second Rewind And Easier-To-Use Settings
Hulu released a new, chromeless video player on Saturday, in an effort to improve the viewing experience for users of its web site. The new player is designed to give viewers easier access to their se...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Or Are You Just Glad to See Me
The Gillmor Gang John Borthwick, Danny Sullivan, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor turned into Google fanboys on a dime, or $200, with the release of the Nexus 7 tablet. This thing is ama...
08:35 pm GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch Cloudwashing Failed Now We Need New Metaphors
I've talked with thousands of people over the past few years about the "cloud." What's apparent? The real cloud services providers like Amazon Web Services have won. Cloudwashing has failed. The loser...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch Just Like Everything Else In The Enterprise Space, Security Is About To Be Disrupted.
Editor's Note: The following is a guest post by OPENDNS CEO David Ulevitch.Disruption doesnt happen in a vacuum, it happens in context. And there is no greater example of disruption than in the enterp...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch Serendipity Isnt A Use Case
When I started formulating the idea for my current startup, Roamz, the vision for the company was serendipitous discovery of the things happening around you. I imagined that wed say to people Want ser...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch OS In The Enterprise And The Component Revolution What Start-Ups Need To Know
Editor's Note: The following is a guest post by Jason van Zyl.van Zyl is the founder of the Apache Maven project, the Plexus IoC framework and the Apache Velocity project and helped establish Codehaus...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch OS In The Enterprise And The Component Revolution What Startups Need To Know
Editor's Note: The following is a guest post by Jason van Zyl.van Zyl is the founder of the Apache Maven project, the Plexus IoC framework and the Apache Velocity project and helped establish Codehaus...
12:56 pm GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch 500 Startups Backs First Middle Eastern Startup, Jeeran, A Yelp For The Arab World
Earlier this year, young venture capital fund and startup accelerator 500 Startups announced some changes that indicated its intent to move beyond adolescence into adulthood, and expand its scope beyo...
07:00 am GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch LessAccounting Claims They Turned Down Acquisition Offer From Low Moral Fiber GoDaddy
On Wednesday, I reported that GoDaddy acquired cloud-based financial management application company Outright, with all 24 employees joining GoDaddy. Now, web and mobile app developer LessEverthing tel...
06:02 am GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch Thatll Fly: Kayak Closes IPO Day With Shares Up Nearly 30% And Market Cap Over $1.2B
It's been a long time in coming. After first filing to go public in late 2010, Kayak finally came to market today debuting as a public company on NASDAQ, trading under "KYAK." The travel bookings comp...
04:59 am GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch Students Seeking Startup Workshops: Lean Startup Machine Announces Branch Scholarship
Lean Startup Machine wants to bring some young blood to its startup workshops on its own dime.The new initiative is called the Branch Scholarship Program, supposedly because it was inspired by the fo...
04:59 am GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch Students Seeking Startup Workshops: Lean Startup Machine Announces Scholarship Program
Lean Startup Machine wants to bring some young blood to its startup workshops on its own dime.The new initiative is called the Branch Scholarship Program, supposedly because it was inspired by the fo...
04:03 am GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Health Developer Azumio Acquires SkyHealth, Makers Of Top-Ranked Fitness App
The popularity of health and medical apps has begun to explode, and the amount of health data along with it, much of it thanks to those increasingly wearable and user-friendly gizmos that use smart se...
03:09 am GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch Last Day To Purchase Extra Early Bird Tickets For Disrupt SF
DISRUPT Early Bird ticket sales will end tonight at 11:59 PM PST, so buy your tickets now if you'd like to save a few bucks! If you miss the Extra Early Bird tickets, you'll be able to buy Early Bird ...
02:33 am GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch Former Twitter Chief Scientist Abdur Chowdhoury Raises $1.35M For Super-Stealthy Startup Pushd
Former Twitter Chief Scientist Abdur Chowdhoury is working on a new, super-stealthy project called Pushd. Details are scarce, but here's what we do know: According to an SEC filing, he's teamed back u...
02:33 am GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch Former Twitter Chief Scientist Abdur Chowdhury Raises $1.35M For Super-Stealthy Startup Pushd
Former Twitter Chief Scientist Abdur Chowdhury is working on a new, super-stealthy project called Pushd. Details are scarce, but here's what we know: According to an SEC filing, he's teamed up with Su...
02:11 am GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch Firewall Company Palo Alto Networks Up 26% In IPO
Palo Alto Networksshares climbed 26% in its first day of trading today on the New York Stock Exchange. Shares closed at $53, up from its $42 offering price.The company offered 6.3 million shares in tr...
02:07 am GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch Ohloh Wants to Fill the Gap Left by Google Code Search
I wrote last week that GitHub is the Library of Alexandria of code. That's not quite accurate since there are still many important open source projects hosted else where, including other repositories ...
12:52 am GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch 43 Years Ago Today, We Walked On The Moon
As lovers of technology and slaves to the news cycle, we all get caught up in the next new thing. The cynic in me notes that the 43rd anniversary of the moon landing - an occurrence that changed the c...
12:04 am GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 07.20.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Danny Sullivan, John Borthwick, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific....
12:01 am GMT - Sat, July 21, 2012
Techcrunch Epic Insensitivity: @NRA and @Celebboutique Cause Uproar Over Aurora Tweets
Earlier today online fashion store Celeb Boutique tweeted the above in what just may be the most disturbing incident of insensitivity following last night's tragic shooting in Aurora, Colo. But they w...
11:25 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Benchmarks Michael Eisenberg On The Worldwide Talent Crunch And The Golden Age For Israeli VC [TCTV]
There is a lot of talk in the San Francisco Bay Area about the difficulty tech companies are having when it comes to hiring the highly-skilled people they need to grow. But it turns out that the talen...
10:54 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Preparing To Reveal Newest Galaxy Device On August 15
Here's a little something to get the ol' rumor mill churning before the weekend -- Samsung has just sent out a save-the-date email for a "major" product announcement on August 15. Samsung goes on to s...
10:46 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Judge Issues Ruling: The Ellen PaoKleiner Perkins Case Can Continue To Play Out In Court
This morning, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn ruled that Ellen Pao, the Kleiner Perkins partner who is suing the venerated Silicon Valley venture capital firm for the alleged gender dis...
10:25 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Kayak Is Headed To Russia
Kayak is expanding into Russia, it seems. Thanks to handy news source LinkedIn (yes, really), one Mr. Andrew Verbitsky changed his profile to read "Managing Director Russia & CIS at KAYAK," and ha...
10:17 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Velti Mobile Ad Report: Israel Sees Highest App Engagement, eCPMs Are Climbing
Velti has just released its mobile ad industry report for June. As usual, the mobile marketing company has chosen to highlight disparate factoids that it culled from the data for example, it says tha...
10:16 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Acqui-Hires Mac and iOS Developer Acrylic Software
Facebook just acquired Acrylic Software, a Vancouver, CA-based startup that developed two desktop and mobile apps: Pulp, a personalized newspaper app for Mac and iPad, and Wallet, an app that lets you...
09:38 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch 500 Startups-Backed VidCaster Introduces Paywall To Let Publishers Charge For Their Videos Online
VidCaster was founded in 2010 to make creating video sites easier than ever, and has signed up a number of customers who use it to deliver free, or ad-supported videos online. Now it's adding the abil...
09:34 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch New Owners Take Digg Back To The Drawing Board, Relaunch Scheduled For August 1
After Betaworks acquired Digg earlier this month, there was a lot of speculation about what the company planned to do with the service. Today, Betaworks' New York-based News.me team, which is now in c...
09:31 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram For The Web Coming Soon? Online View Profile Link Spotted In The Wild
Instagram, the hugely popular mobile photo-sharing app, may be about to roll out its long-awaited bridge to the web.Web designer Cole Reinke says he recently was logged into Instagram on the web (the ...
09:28 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch No News Is Good News? Dropbox Says No Intrusions Found, Investigation Continues
Dropbox says it hasn't found intrusions into its internal systems or any cases of unauthorized activity in user accounts. Earlier this week, the company appeared to be suffering from what looked like ...
09:09 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Intelligent, Context-Aware Personal Assistant App Friday Makes Its Public Debut
How appropriate. That crazy Android personal assistant app called Friday is debuting today, on a Friday. Marketing genius!Friday comes from a startup called Dexetra, the same folks who previously laun...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Decade
Microsoft capped off decades of regular growth with their first down quarter in history. This news, coupled with a number of stories regarding Microsoft's bureaucratic malaise and slow Windows Phone h...
08:58 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch New Habu iOS App Divvies Your Tunes Into Mood-Based Playlists
Finding the right songs to play at the right time is one of life's great problems, and there's no shortage of people out there trying to solve it. Case in point: the team from San Francisco-based Grav...
08:37 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Reddit Transforms Into Incredibly Informative Real-Time News Source For Aurora Shooting
Victims and witnesses of last night's horrific shooting in Aurora, Colorado have turned to Reddit for support and news updates, transforming the online news aggregator into one of the best sources of ...
08:21 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Google Acquires iOSMac Email Client Sparrow, Apps To Remain Available But Development Stopped
Google just acquired Sparrow, the company behind the popular iOS and OS X email client. The company's team, says Sparrow CEO Dom Leca, will be joining Google's Gmail team "to accomplish a bigger visio...
08:05 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon, Warner Bros. Licensing Deal Brings More TV Shows To Prime Instant Video
Amazon today announced that it has struck a licensing deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution to bring more TV shows to its Prime Instant Video catalog. Among these new shows are The W...
07:49 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Rocket Internets New Site Reveals A Huge Global Cloning Operation In Full Flow
Rocket Internet, the secretive incubator vehicle and some-time clone factory piloted by the billionaire Samwer Brothers out of Berlin, is all of a sudden becoming more open about its activities. Local...
07:20 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Kayak And Palo Alto IPOs Looking Better Than Facebooks (Whew!)
Happy IPO Friday! Two tech startups are making their public debuts today: Palo Alto Networks and Kayak Software, and so far, so good on both. Morgan Stanley, scapegoat for the troubled Facebook IPO br...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter: FLASHr Wants To Make The iPhones Bezel A Massive Notification Light
Putting fanboy bias away for a minute, I think we can all agree that the iPhone is an amazing device. But it's not perfect. Chief among my criticisms are the lack of a true notification light rather t...
06:24 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Confirms Jelly Bean Updates For Most One Series Smartphones
No one really expected HTC to let their newest smartphones languish without Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but it's always nice to hear that sentiment confirmed straight from the source. Representatives from...
06:23 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch DreamIt Ventures Heads To Austin For A Little Pre-SXSW Entrepreneurin
The three month long DreamIt Ventures accelerator program is landing in Austin in December, running for a full three months before unleashing the chosen startups on the crowds at SXSW in March 2013. T...
06:12 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Photo Sharing Service PicPlum Gets A Revamp; Mobile App & API Are Next
PicPlum, the Y Combinator-backed photo-sharing and printing startup that debuted last summer, is rolling out a major upgrade today. The focus, for the most part, has been on an improved user experienc...
06:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Spoonflower Lets You Design And Sell Your Own Custom Fabric
Our trip to the Southeast a couple weeks back offered up plenty of cool tech companies, but one that lingers in the memory is Spoonflower. And not because the name is so... catchy, either. The idea it...
05:18 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch The New iPad Launches In China Without Incident
Apple product launches in China traditionally draw big crowds. Thousands of prospective buyers (and scammers) usually amass outside Apple Stores, all hoping for a chance to buy the latest iDevice. Thi...
05:17 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Bookpocalypse: Adult Fiction eBook Sales Now Greater Than Hardcover Revenue
If you couldn't tell from the massive e-sales of a tale about a young lady who loves to love the wrong man, ebooks are massively popular, doubling in 2011 to completely surpass sales of hardcover adul...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch The Power Users Are Revolting
Digg, which in its heyday was effectively run by its power users, is dying. Wikitravel is probably joining it: two-thirds of its admins want to jump ship to the greener grass of the Wikimedia Foundati...
02:23 pm GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Autonomy Founder Mike Lynch Looks Set To Launch Investment Fund Post HP
Mike Lynch, the founder of pioneering data-analysis and enterprise search company Autonomy, is reportedly planning to set up a technology investment fund to back startups which will allegedly involve ...
10:30 am GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch From Startup To Incubator: Games Publisher HitFox Launches HitFox Game Ventures
Hitfox, the Berlin and San Francisco-based games publisher founded by serial entrepreneurs Jan Beckers, Tim Koschella, Ruben Haas, Hanno Fichtner, along withTeam Europe, is venturing into the incubato...
10:30 am GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch From Startup To Incubator: Games Distributor HitFox Launches HitFox Game Ventures
Hitfox, the Berlin and San Francisco-based games distributor founded by serial entrepreneurs Jan Beckers, Tim Koschella, Ruben Haas, Hanno Fichtner, along withTeam Europe, is venturing into the incuba...
06:26 am GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Electronic Arts Comes Out Against Defense Of Marriage Act
Electronic Arts today announced that they are joining a group of businesses opposing DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). In case you aren't familiar with it, the Defense of Marriage Act is a federal law t...
04:50 am GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch 4 Ways Dell Is Becoming An Open Source Company
Is Dell becoming an open source company?Yes, but it is not exactly being planned that way. It is bubbling up like most open source projects do. But in many respects the move to open source is also by ...
04:38 am GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Has Been Locking Accounts In Response To Hacks, May Not Know The Cause Of Security Breach
Pinterest has been temporarily locking accounts in response to hacks. It looks like the company doesnt know the cause of the security breaches.On July 16, Pinterest posted a Locked Account Survey, ask...
03:25 am GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Begins Testing Sponsored Results, Its First Search Typeahead Ads
Heads up, Google. Facebook is testing a new format of search ads called Sponsored Results that lets advertisers show ads in the search typeahead to users looking for a particular Page, app, or Place. ...
02:40 am GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Hows Skype Doing At MSFT? Usage Jumps 50%, Users Logged 115B Minutes Of Calls Last Quarter
In May of last year, Microsoft acquired everybody's favorite VoIP and chat provider, Skype, for a cool $8.5 billion. It was a big move for Microsoft and a landmark deal, which it officially closed in ...
02:34 am GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Fab CEO Jason Goldberg On Fabs Global Ambitions, M&A Strategy, And 30-Year Growth Plan
It's been a big 24 hours for Fab.com. The design-oriented e-commerce site just closed on $105 million in new funding at a reported $600 million valuation -- a funding round that has been several month...
02:04 am GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Nikesh Arora On Mobile Ads: Its Where Search Was In 1999
One of the themes that came up repeatedly during the conference call for Google's second quarter earnings was mobile advertising. Analysts asked a number of questions that, collectively, seemed to be ...
01:53 am GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Marissa Mayers Yahoo Salary: $1 Million Base, Up To $60 Million In Stock And Bonuses
Yahoo today filed regulatory documents with the SEC disclosing how much it will pay its newly appointed CEO Marissa Mayer. There are some big numbers here -- multi-millions -- but overall it seems to ...
01:27 am GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Google Investor Relations Gets A Google+ Page
Investors and analysts have a new way to get updates from Google a Google+ page for investor relations.The company's executives mentioned the page during the company's earnings call this afterno...
01:23 am GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Larry Page Might Have Lost His Voice, But Hes Still Running The Company
So the news on Google's Larry Page is that there's no new news. That's what Nikesh Arora said on today's Google's earnings call.Just to recap: Last month, Google announced that Larry Page was skipping...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Appoints Founding Yahoo Exec Ellen Siminoff to Board of Directors
Ellen Siminoff, President, and CEO of Shmoop University, an educational publishing company, and a founding executive at Yahoo, joined Zynga's board of directors today. Siminoff joinsDreamWorks Animati...
12:58 am GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Nikesh Arora: We Found Our Model For YouTube
Google SVP and chief business officer Nikesh Arora touted growth at YouTube on the company's earnings call today, saying that the company had finally found a business model for the giant video site. W...
12:58 am GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Has Found Its Business Model, And Is Paying Out Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars To Partners
Google SVP and chief business officer Nikesh Arora touted growth at YouTube on the company's earnings call today, saying that the company had finally found a business model for the giant video site. W...
12:10 am GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Google Beats In Q2 2012: Revenue Up 35 Percent To $12.21B, $2.79B In Net Income
Google just announced its second quarter 2012 earnings this afternoon, reporting revenues of $12.21billion, an increase of 35% from thefirst quarter ending March 31, which saw revenues of $10.65 billi...
12:05 am GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Q4 2012 Earnings: Just $192M Operating Income Because Of $6.19B aQuantive Writedown, $18.06B Revenue
Microsoft just released its Q4 2012 earnings report, posting just $192M in income due to the writedown the company took because of its failed aQuantive acquisition. Revenue for this quarter was $18.06...
12:05 am GMT - Fri, July 20, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Posts $492M Q4 2012 Loss Because Of $6.19B aQuantive Writedown, $18.06B Revenue
Microsoft just released its Q4 2012 earnings report, posting just $192M in operating income before taxes and its first ever loss ($492M) due to the writedown the company took because of its failed aQu...
11:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch New Firefox OS Images Paint A Picture Of Progress Ahead Of Official Launch
The first Firefox OS (formerly Boot to Gecko) devices arent slated to ship until the beginning of next year, but if some new screenshots are any indication, the project is coming along rather nicely.T...
11:34 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch The Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUpAugust Capital Party Agenda Is Here, Get Your Tickets Now
It's that time of the week again! We've released another set of August Capital Summer Party tickets - and we expect them to sell out quickly. If you can't click fast enough to purchase a ticket to the...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Photos Service Everpix Raises $1 Million From Index Ventures, 500 Startups & Others, Prepares Its Public Debut
Everpix, the startup that organizes all your photos in the cloud (and a previous TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 finalist),has just closed a $1 million seed round led by Index Ventures. The round alsosaw part...
11:18 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter: The Chargecard Is A Super-Slim, Super Sexy iPhone Charger
Although I worry that these guys might get sideswiped by Apple when it comes to charging ports, here's the Chargecard, a super slim battery charging cable for your iDevices that folds up into itself f...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Rosetta Stone Brings Live Video Chat Tutorials To Mobile Language Learners With New App
It wasn't all that long ago that Rosetta Stone released its free iPad app. We liked it, and felt like it was a great way to bring Rosetta Stone's now-famous ease-of-use to a mobile education-friendly ...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Greylocks Josh Elman is Looking for Social Products with the Power to Incept
"In the Studio" this week features someone who has taken on early product roles at many of the web's definition social networking companies in the Valley, honing his craft for the last decade before p...
10:58 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Heroku Releases Free PostgreSQL App for OSX
Today Heroku, a platform cloud company owned by Salesforce.com, released a free PostgreSQL app for Macintosh OSX called Postgres.app. You can download the beta here today, and it will be available on ...
10:44 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Dave McClure On Investing In Women, Fashion, Kids Stuff And Why He Sometimes Feels Like A Loser
500 Startups just wrapped up another series of demo days in Mountain View, Calif. and San Francisco over the last few days, and will be heading to New York to court investors on that coast next week. ...
10:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Wine Site Lot18 Downsizes Again: UK Operations To Shut Down This Week
Lot18, the New York-based startup that runs a members-only website selling high-end wine, will be shutting down its UK operations at the end of this week and laying off the six employees that worked t...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch PeerIndex Hires Former Klout VP To Scale Up, And Cash In On Influencer Boom
PeerIndex, the Klout-like influencer ranking startup which this year picked up a $3 Million Series A round, is beefing up its team and scaling up operations. Specifically, it's hired Garth Holsinger, ...
09:44 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Twilio, Lytro, card.io, BackType Backer K9 Raises New $40M Seed Fund
Attention entrepreneurs: K9 Ventures, an early-stage VC fund that has backed some of the more exciting startups to hit the world in the last few years, is raising another fund. K9 Ventures II is a $40...
09:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Ubuntu Web Apps Aim To Bridge BrowserDesktop Divide
Most days I have only three or four browser tabs open: GMail, Twitter, Google Reader, and whatever link I've clicked through from one of the previous three. I know folks, though, who regularly have tw...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Forget Incubators: Here Comes The Cauldron
During our recent road trip through the American Southeast, a few things popped out at me. First and foremost, real innovation and entrepreneurial energy is coming out of the places you'd least expect...
09:11 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Operas First Mobile Ads Report: Rich Media Rules, iPhone Rocks
Opera Software is probably best known for its mobile browser software for smart and feature phones, but over the last couple of years it's also been buying up mobile advertising companies to help it m...
09:10 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Pioneers Festival Plans To Pit Europe Against The US
A brief interlude to mention a good event coming up in Europe later this year that we think will add something to the community here. The Pioneers Festival is in Vienna on 29-31st of October, at the H...
08:58 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Next Version Of Firefox Will Finally Plug Add-On Memory Leaks
One of the main reasons to use Firefox has long been its active add-on ecosystem. One of the main reasons not to use it, on the other hand, has been the fact that those add-ons can often lead to Firef...
08:54 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Know Your Cloud: A Service Similar To Google Analytics For Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is aggressively offering a service called reserve instances. For a one-time fee, companies may have theoption to launch an EC2 instance for one or three years. AWS maintains ...
08:42 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch AOL Autos Partners With CarWoo! To Let Users Negotiate With Local Dealerships Anonymously
Buying a car is usually a pretty awful experience. Browsing may be fun, but once it comes time to sign on the dotted line you end up having to do a lot of research, a lot of paperwork, and it's expens...
08:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch When The Boss Is Gone, Rock Out With This Automatic Party Desk
Some folks we met in Charlotte had a mission: they wanted to win a contest (sponsored by Red Bull) for the coolest Arduino project in the land. I think they may have nailed it. The project, built by e...
08:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch iSpeechs New Voice Recognition Platform Wants You Talking To Your Household Gadgets
Newark, NJ-based iSpeech may be best known for its DriveSafe.ly app and the mobile SDK it launched last summer, but now the company plans to bring its speech expertise to a different environment your...
08:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Completes Its $1.2B Yammer Acquisition
Microsoft just announced that it has now officially completed the acquisition of Yammer, the four-year-old social networking company for enterprises. All the closing conditions have now been met and t...
08:11 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Raved Is A Social-Powered Local Recommendations App Built On Facebook & Foursquare
Apptera, the mobile communications and ad company backed by $30 million from Alloy, Lightspeed Ventures, and others, is today launching a second mobile app to join what had been, until now, its flagsh...
07:54 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Sound Of Silence: Researchers Nearly Shut Down Grum Spam Network
Notice anything weird about your email inbox? If you said there wasn't as much spam lately that's because researchers at FireEye and the venerable SpamHaus have essentially shut down the Grum botnet b...
07:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Like Google Docs, But With More Conversation: Huddle Updates Its Content Sharing Platform With Social Layer
Huddle, the cloud collaboration company that picked up $25 million in funding in May, today is launching a significant update to its platform: it's adding in a social communication layer to its servic...
07:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Huddle Takes On MicrosoftYammer, Puts Social Features Into Its Collaboration Platform (Like Google Docs But With Conversation)
Huddle, the cloud collaboration company that picked up $25 million in funding in May, today is launching a significant update to its platform: it's adding in a social communication layer to its servic...
07:34 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Turns To A Lottery System For The New iPads Launch In China
The new iPad launches in China this Friday, July 20th. Big crowds are expected. But Apple is using a reservation lottery service to allow buyers to essentially reserve their place in line now. Interes...
07:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch DreamWorks Animation-Incubated Ptch Helps Users Make Beautiful, Shareable Videos
With mobile video being all the rage, multiple startups have emerged to make it easier to shoot and share videos with friends. Following on this trends a small team within DreamWorks Animation has ass...
07:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Say Media Says Yes To $27M, Will Build Out Publishing Platform, Buy More Assets
Another milestone for online publishing company SAY Media, just weeks after it had announced that Time Magazine publisher Kim Kelleher would be coming on board as president in September: today it conf...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Thanks To GrubHub Integration, Foodspotting Gets Food Ordering
Foodspotting users may find that their stomachs rumble when they use the photo-heavy app to discover new dishes and restaurants. Starting today, they'll be able to act on that rumbling with just a few...
06:36 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Credit Karmas New Credit Monitoring App For iOS Shoots Up App Store Charts
Credit Karma, the online credit monitoring service backed by $3 million from SV Angel, Founders Fund and others, has shot up to become the #1 Financial app in the Apple App Store and #22 overall, only...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Enterproids Divide Mobile Platform Arrives On iOS To Keep Personal And Professional Profiles Separate
Enterproid, the enterprise mobile computing platform company whose name literally speaks to its roots in the Android ecosystem ("Droid!"), is making a big leap today with theintroductionofDividefor iO...
05:56 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch CEO Elop Hints Nokia Will Be 1st To Windows Phone 8, Weighs In On China And Android
Nokia'sQ2 earnings out today reflect the big challenges for the handset maker amid what CEO Stephen Elop calls the "ferocity" of competition from Android and Apple, but here's a clue to one interestin...
05:25 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Wearable Computer Pioneer, Dr. Steve Mann, Releases New Photo Supporting His Assault Claim Against McDonalds
The plot thickens! Dr. Mann, the human cyborg made famous by an incident in a Parisian McDonald's, just released a new picture (above) of his altercation with a McD's staffer. The picture clearly show...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Highlights Latest Release Improves Battery Life And Gives Users More Ways To Interact With Each Other
It's been four months since social-local-mobile* app Highlight issued a major new release, right before SXSW. That update added the ability to, well, highlight interesting people you had crossed paths...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Gogobot Launches Its Redesigned iPhone Travel App, Hits 2M Registered Users
Social travel site Gogobot has been on a roll lately. Just two months ago, the company announced that it had passed 1 million registered users. Today, Gogobot announced that it now has more than 2 mil...
04:40 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Sold Just 600K Handsets In North America During The Last Quarter
Ouch. Remember that time I wrote a post called "Welcome back, Nokia"? I praised Nokia for going back to its roots with the Lumia handsets, and the flagship Lumia 900 is a fantastic phone with a great ...
04:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch How To Apply For All Those Accelerator Programs? f6S.com Is Here To Help
With the mushrooming in the number of accelerator programs offered globally, there's become a rash of 'last chance to apply' emails hitting our in-box of late. To be frank, we could spend a lot of tim...
04:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Firespotter Labs, Makers Of UberConference, Raise $15 Million From Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures
Although it was only a month ago thatFirespotter LabsCEOCraig Walkerwas telling us how his company (the folksbehind UberConference, Nosh, NoshList and Jotly) wasn't in urgent need of funding, today th...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Verizons Q2 2012 Results: Revenues Of $28.6B, Earnings Of $0.64 Per Share
Verizon just released its fiscal Q2 2012 earnings, and theyre about as solid as many have come to expect from the telecom company. It reported diluted earnings of $0.64 per share (thats up 12.3% year-...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Pocket Raises $5M Series B; Plans To Bring Its Save For Later App To More Devices And Platforms
In a doubling-down by existing investors, Pocket, the content-shifting company formerly known as Read It Later, has raised a $5 million series B round led by Foundation Capital, while Baseline Venture...
03:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch 33Across Picks Up $13.1M To Grow Its Big Data Social Graph, No Facebook Strings Attached
Social ad targeting company 33Across, which claims to operate the world's biggest social graph covering over 1.25 billion users globally, has raised another $13.1 million in a Series C round of financ...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Atlassian Expands Its Board, Appoints Former SuccessFactors Chair Doug Burgum As Chairman
Atlassian, the maker of popular software project management tools JIRA and Confluence, has doubled the size of its board of directors, adding three new members, including a new chairman.Previously, th...
03:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch 3D Startup Real5D Raises $1.2m To Let You Walk Around Construction Plans
3D visualization technology has been around for some time, so Real5D closing a $1.2 million Seria A rund from the U.S. venture fund DoubleRock might look out of place to some. But San Francisco-based ...
02:04 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Reports Q2 2012 Results: $9.2B In Net Sales, Operating Loss Nearly Doubles To $1.1B
Nokia has just released its fiscal Q2 2012 financials. It's reported 7.5 billion ($9.2 billion) in net sales, a slight increase from the 7.4 billion last quarter but a 19 percent drop on a year ago. L...
02:04 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Reports Q2 2012 Results: $9.2B In Net Sales, Operating Loss Nearly Doubles, 4M Lumia Smartphones Sold
Nokia has just released its fiscal Q2 2012 financials. It's reported 7.5 billion ($9.2 billion) in net sales, a slight increase from the 7.4 billion last quarter but a 19 percent drop on a year ago. L...
01:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch After UK Judges Ruling, We Obtain Draft Of Apples Notice For iPad v. Galaxy Tab
It's hard to make this stuff up. After battling Samsung in the UK courts for the last few weeks, Apple lost its case in the High Court in London, when the judge dismissed its claim that Samsung's Gala...
01:25 pm GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch IOC Gets Social With New Olympics Hub Integrating Instagram, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare
With the Olympics due to start in just over a week, the International Olympic Committee has finally taken the wraps off a new social media hub, apart from its main website, for athletes and fans to co...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch NEA Leads Educational Network Edmodos $25 Million Series C
Edmodo, the collaborative learning network for teachers and students, is announcing today it has closed a $25 million Series C round of funding. The round was led by new investorNew Enterprise Associa...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Call It A News Reader: Trapit Launches Content Browsing App For The iPad
When you write about different news apps and aggregators, the pitches can start to run together "We do real personalization, we find content beyond the articles in your social feed, etc. etc." Now, m...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Vyclone Launches An iPhone App For Truly Social Video Creation And Sharing
There's no shortage of 'social/mobile/location-based' video sharing apps out there, which will let you take a video and maybe slap a filter on it and share what you're doing with people nearby and sho...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Marissa Mayer To Michael Arrington In 2010: Running Yahoo Would Be A Difficult Job [Video]
During a December 2010 fireside chat, TechCrunch founder (and then-editor) Michael Arrington asked Marissa Mayer what she would do if she hypothetically ran Yahoo.As you all know, Mayer was VP at Goog...
06:35 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Hootsuite Opens Up Google+ Page Integration To All Users
Hootsuite, the popular social media management interface, can now offerGoogle+Pages access to all of Hootsuite's nearly 5 million users. Since November, when Google allowed Hootsuite to offer Pag...
05:59 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Loses Another Comms Director, As Former iMeem Exec Matt Graves Steps Down
They don't always get a lot of credit for their work, but it's not easy to be the one in charge of communications for a large organization (or really any size for that matter). Depending on the comple...
05:16 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Women in Tech: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
Apologies in advance to everyone Im going to offend with this post, men and women included. If I appear to be moronic, self-centered, or sexist... its only because I am (Im a guy). Still I believe my ...
03:35 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Fab Seals The Deal On $105 Million In New Funding
Design-oriented flash sales site Fab has raised $105 million in new funding, the company confirmed today. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal and was subsequently confirmed by Fab C...
03:08 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer On Stage At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco
It was May 2010 and all I wanted was an answer to my question, "What is Yahoo?" Then Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz wasn't able to answer that question. But the conversation was...lively anyway.TechCrunch want...
02:51 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Wired Science: Google Experiments With 5 New Web Connected Installations In London
This isn't quite on the same level as Google's Project Glass experiment, but Google today launched a set of five physical installations housed in London's Science Museum. These installations, which us...
01:56 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Bass Fishing Startup Mystery Tackle Box Hopes To Reel In Chunk of $45 Billion Industry
And now, we interrupt our regularly scheduled programming of mobile and social startups to bring you an urgent and breaking news announcement: a bass fishing startup.Mystery Tackle Box, which launched...
01:48 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Test Driving The Super-Connected, All-Electric Tesla Model S [TCTV]
TechCrunch is by no means a car blog, so test drives aren't normally in our wheelhouse. But when it comes to Tesla Motors, the electric car company led by PayPal founder Elon Musk, we make an exceptio...
01:27 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch This Is What Success Looks Like?
In the business world, where maleCEOsoutrank females in both numbers and pay, the occurrence of a pregnant Fortune 500 CEO isn't just a novelty, it's afirst.Unfortunately, the announcement of Mayer'sp...
01:19 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch First Look: The 7 Startups In NewMe Accelerators SummerFall 2012 Class
NewMe Accelerator, the startup incubator program aimed at under-represented minorities in the tech industry (namely African Americans, Latinos, and women), announced today that it has chosen seven sta...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Still A Media Company, Kind Of: Yahoo Is Betting Big On 2012 Olympics Coverage
So it's Day Two for new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and whew boy she's got a lot of stuff to work through. We'll give her some time to get her feet wet. In the meantime, Yahoo is still doing its Yahoo thi...
12:37 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Will Release Windows 8 On October 26
Smack-dab in the middle of earnings season, Microsoft has officially announced that the long-awaited Windows 8 operating system will be available to upgraders and new PC buyers alike come October 26, ...
12:28 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Ebay Beats Forecasts On Strong Growth From Marketplaces, Q2 Revenue Up 23 Percent To $3.4B
eBay has just released its second quarter 2012 earnings report, in which the eCommerce giant outpaced expectations for yet another quarter. Revenue increased 23% to $3.4 billion, compared to the same ...
12:28 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch IBM Reports Revenues Of $25.7 Billion, Down 3% But Beats Estimates For Earnings Per Share
IBM has just released its second quarter 2012 financials with second quarter earnings per share (EPS) of $3.51 beating market estimate with revenue of $25.7 billion, off $500 million from what analys...
12:24 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Welcome To The Seedy Underbelly Of Publishing: Paid Chick-Lit Reviews Site Silences Author
For decades, publishing consisted of two distinct landmasses separated by a deep, impassible chasm. On one side you had kids from Yale who became Associate Editors at the big six - the big houses - an...
12:13 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch WillCall Sells You What Youre Doing Tonight, Launches Web App, Raises $850K From SV Angel, 500 Startups
"We're not trying to be the best way to buy last minute tickets. We're trying to be the best way to buy tickets", says Donnie Dinch, founder of WillCall. That's why today's it's launching a web versio...
12:10 am GMT - Thu, July 19, 2012
Techcrunch Qualcomm Reports Q3 2012 Results: $4.63 Billion In Revenues, Earnings Of $0.85 Per Share
Wireless equipment producer Qualcomm has just released its fiscal Q3 2012 financials, and it looks like the company's recent hot streak has finally slowed down. Qualcomm reported revenues of $4.63 bil...
11:39 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Oracle Spreads FUD About CentOS But Misses The Mark
Oracle is on a bit of a marketing attack against CentOS, the free Linux distribution that derives from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). To see Oracle promote its own Linux distribution and attack a ri...
11:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Audience Development Specialist Alphabird Acquires Video Distribution Startup Castfire
Brands, agencies, and niche content creators rely on audience development startup Alphabird to help them get more video views across a wide range of publisher partners. Now clients will be able to get...
11:28 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Windows Azure Now Stores Over 4 Trillion Objects, Processes 270K Requests Per Second
Windows Azure, Microsoft's cloud computing platform, got off to a slow start when it launched in early 2010. It's clearly gaining momentum now, though. According to Microsoft's own data, Azure's stora...
11:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare Gives Its Merchant Tools A Makeover: New Targeted Local Updates & More
Just a month after Foursquare unveiled a totally rebuilt version of its consumer-facing social mobile location apps, the company is rolling out a completely revamped version of its web experience for ...
10:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Smart TVs Will Let You Play Angry Birds Without Touching A Thing
Angry Birds has been around for what seems like forever, topping over 1 billion downloads across all available platforms. But folks continue to come up with new and interesting ways for us to sling bi...
10:19 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Top Hat Lands $8M For A Learning Platform That Will Make Teachers Want Phones In Class
Cell phones, tablets and laptops have become pervasive among student populations and, while they bring plenty of potential for distraction, one startup sees an opportunity to use these new tools of st...
10:17 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Zyngas Mark Pincus: No Regrets On IPO Timing, Too Early To Know He Overpaid For OMGPOP
Zynga founder and CEO Mark Pincus spoke at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference this morning, where he addressed some of the negative talk about the social gaming giant.First of all, Pincus said he ...
10:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch McDonalds Denies Staff Assaulted Augmented Realty Pioneer Dr. Steve Mann
By now you probably heard of Dr. Steve Mann and his altercations in a Parisian McDonald's. He alleges that a several McDonald's staffers forcibly tried to remove the augmented reality eyepiece that's ...
10:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch McDonalds Denies Staff Assaulted Augmented Reality Pioneer Dr. Steve Mann
By now you probably heard of Dr. Steve Mann and his altercation in a Parisian McDonald's. He alleges that several McDonald's staffers forcibly tried to remove the augmented reality eyepiece that's ess...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Shapeways Opens Doors To Its NYC 3D Printing, Distribution Center
Some one million 3D printed products later, Shapeways finally opened up shop in New York City. The NY-based startup began printing from a single 3D Systems ProJet 3500 Plus printer last week at its L...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Vinod Khosla Is Ready To Disrupt SF. Get Your Extra Early Bird Tickets Now
We're excited to announce that Vinod Khosla will speak atDisrupt SF!Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures and is one of the most influential investors in Silicon Valley. He will be joining our alre...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Following $16.7 Million Series B, Brazils Baby.com.br Expands With Kid-Focused Flash Sales Site Dinda.com.br
With today's launch of Dinda.com.br, the founding team behind Brazil-basedBaby.com.br, is expanding into a new vertical following the success of its original, but more traditional, e-commerce offering...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Quora Is Moving Out Of Palo Alto To Beautiful Mountain View, California!
Mountain View is a quietly intense suburb at the nexus of the San Francisco peninsula and Silicon Valley proper, filled with trees, flowers, and the hum of the highways and office parks off in the dis...
09:38 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch GoDaddy Acquires Cloud-Based Financial Management Company Outright
GoDaddy purchased cloud-based financial management application company Outright today for an undisclosed amount.Outright co-founders Steven Aldrich and Ben Curren and their entire team will be joining...
09:38 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch GoDaddy Acquires Outright, Establishes Mountain View Office
GoDaddy purchased cloud-based financial management application company Outright today for an undisclosed amount.Outright co-founder Ben Curren, CEO Steven Aldrich and their entire team will be joining...
09:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Bing Adds Foursquare Tips To Its Social Sidebar
Microsoft justadded results from Foursquare to its social sidebar on Bing. This, says Microsoft, is the first time the company has added a new sidebar integration since it launched its Bingredesignear...
09:10 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch LocalResponse Teams Up With ShopLocal For In-Store Mobile Ads
LocalResponse co-founder and CEO Nihal Mehta has been talking about the potential of using social data to target ads after all, that's what his company focuses on. Today we've got a specific example ...
09:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Hulu Strikes First International Co-Production Deal With The BBC To Bring The Thick Of It To The US
Hulu has been working to bring on a lot more exclusive online programming, striking deals with content creators to license and in some cases produce, interesting new series it believes its audience wi...
08:37 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Brian Chesky Explains How Snow White Pointed The Way To Airbnbs Future
"Airbnb for X" has become one of the common pitches in the startup world. But how far will Airbnb itself expand? CEO Brian Chesky outlined some of his ambitions for the company's future while on-stage...
08:10 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Visual Anonymity: YouTube Now Lets You Blur Faces With One Click
YouTube today launched a new feature that allows its users to easily blur the faces of everybody in a video with just one click. This, says YouTube policy associate Amanda Conway in a blog post today,...
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Targeting Families, Sidebarks Private Photo & Video Sharing App Debuts With Automatic List-Making Feature
Want more proof that the private, mobile social networking space is exploding? Today, there comes yet another entrant into the game: an iOS and web application called Sidebark, which targets families ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Give Away Old Stuff, Get New Stuff: Listia Opens A Rewards Store
Listia, a startup that allows users to exchange free goods, is expanding its model today by taking its new Rewards Store out of beta testing.On the Listia site, people can give away things that they d...
07:23 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Building A Better Yahoo Finance: YCharts Hits Its Stride As A Reliable Destination For Financial Data
Founded in 2009, YCharts set out to offer a legitimate alternative to the Yahoo Finances of the world by becoming a full-service resource for detailed and reliable financial information. The startup w...
07:18 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch A Wide Variety Of iPhone 5 Cases Are Now Available, All Show A Taller, More Slender iPhone Is Coming
Anyone want an iPhone 5 case? A bunch of manufacturers are currently taking orders and shipping nearly every style from cheap silicon sleeves to hard shell Hello Kitty cases. All of them feature a des...
07:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Ticketfly Challenges Ticketmaster, Tackles 3X Bigger Market By Now Helping Venues Sell Reserved Seats
Ticketmaster could get away with high service fees because it's one of the few ticketing options for huge venues, but not anymore. Ticketfly can now power sales for any reserved seating venue, not jus...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch StartApps Mobile Search Monetization Platform For Android Surpasses 150 Million Downloads
You may remember StartApp from their September 2011 launch, or perhaps from the $4 million the company raised in March. But today, 10 months after the initial launch, StartApp is back with the news th...
06:57 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Has Hired Outside Experts To Investigate Possible Security Breach
The spam attack and related possible address leak over at Dropbox may be even more serious than we originally thought. According to a message posted by the company over on its forums, they've now brou...
06:47 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Unlike Verizon, AT&T Gives Users A Choice With New Mobile Share Plans
AT&T unveiled its new Mobile Share plans earlier this morning, and at first blush it seemed awfully familiar. Under those new plans, users pay a set monthly access fee for unlimited talk, messagin...
06:47 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Unlike Verizon, AT&T Gives New Customers A Choice With Mobile Share Plans
AT&T unveiled its new Mobile Share plans earlier this morning, and at first blush it seemed awfully familiar. Under those new plans, users pay a set monthly access fee for unlimited talk, messagin...
06:19 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Behold! The Early-2000s iPad Prototype That Started It All
Prototype 035: it sounds like a nail-biting action RPG but it's actually one of the first iPad prototypes, built years before the iPhone, and laid by the wayside as Apple kept experimenting with new ...
06:13 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Escape Is Possible: Zoho Office Now Integrated Into Google Drive
This morning,Zoho Office, the David to Google Apps' Goliath, is announcing that it will now be integrated into Google Drive. To be clear, this is not an official partnership between Zoho and Google (G...
06:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Screw Bottled Water: Subscription Refill Service, Vyykn, Aims To Crush Plastic Waste
Bottled water is 2,900 times more expensive than tap water and burdens America's environment and oil market with the equivalent of 37,800 gas guzzling delivery trucks. The House of Representatives alo...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Dell Gives Linux Laptops Another Chance
Today Dell announced its official re-entry into the Linux laptop market. Project Sputnik, first announced in May, is graduating from Dell's internal incubator program into a real product. According to...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Hardware Startups: Join Us At TechCrunch Disrupt In San Francisco
Disrupt has long been the birthplace of software startups - but that's changing. With the launch of Hardware Alley at Disrupt NY, we've inaugurated a very cool opportunity for hardware startups to gra...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch AppDirect Pins Down $8.5M To Build A Cloud App Store Empire In The Sky, Rackspace Newest Partner
AppDirect, a company that offers white-label cloud-based app stores, has today announced $8.5 million in funding to ride the wave of interest in cloud services and continue its expansion in partnershi...
05:34 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches Gmail Over SMS In Emerging Markets
This morning Google announced the launch of a new service that delivers Gmail messages over SMS. The service, simply called Gmail SMS, is currently available only in emerging markets where smartphone ...
05:34 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch RollUp Media Raises $1.4 Million From Arts Alliance
Lord knows niche and independent online publishers can sometime struggle to monetize what they do and over the last few years we've seen the rise of startups to address those problems in the market, f...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Windows Phone Growing Slowly: Will Only Be 4% Of U.S. Smartphone Sales In 2012 Says Strategy Analytics
Microsoft continues to make a big push with the Windows Phone platform, but figures out today from Strategy Analytics indicate that it's still barely moving the needle against the Android/iOS juggerna...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch The ARM-Powered Cloud Comes To OpenStack
Apple uses the ARM architecture for its chip sets on its iPhones and tablets. Now we are seeing the first uses for ARM-powered architectures on servers to power cloud environments.Contributors to Open...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Twitters Open Source Big Data Tool Comes to the Cloud Courtesy of Nodeable
Usually when we think of a pivot, we think of a company that has decided to drop its core offering and market a different product or service. Obvious Corporation put ODEO up for sale and focused on Tw...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Toys Grow Up: LittleBits Picks Up $3.65M, PCH Deal To Build Out Its Open-Source Hardware Vision
LittleBits, an "open source hardware" startup that makes electronic building blocks to design objects for work and play, has today announced the addition of two significant building blocks of its own:...
04:13 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch VERSUS IO Aims To Compare Anything Has Its Fanboy Filter Dialed High
This one's likely to have MG Siegler a little riled: VERSUS IO is a newly-launched comparison engine that puts the Samsung Galaxy S3 ahead of the iPhone 4S! But fanboy wars aside, the startup is ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Skyhook Introduces In-Flight Location Services, Promises Better Battery Life For Background Apps
Skyhook, the company that once powered Apple's iOS location services and that pioneered WiFi positioning in 2003, today announced the latest version of its developer kit for Android. There are two maj...
03:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Twist Aims To Replace Those Annoying Texts About Running Late, Raises $6M Led By Bridgescale
As many of my friends and colleagues will tell you, I'm someone who's perpetually running late. As a result, I'm constantly sending out text messages that offer some variation on, "Running 5 minutes l...
03:26 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Earns 58% More Per Ad Than Last Year, Mobile Ads Clicked 4X More Than Twitter Ads
Facebook yesterday saw a decline in share price on a report of falling user numbers in key markets like the U.S. and Europe, but in a sign of how it is firming up its business, Facebook is also making...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T To Roll Out New Shared Data Plans Up To 20GB Beginning Late August
Just over a month after Verizon announced its shared data plans, AT&T is announcing its own today. Still no word on whether they will charge iPhone users to FaceTime over a cellular connection, th...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Online Video Portal Dailymotion Takes On Brightcove And Ooyala With The Launch Of Dailymotion Cloud
Dailymotion claims to be the second-largest video platform in the world, but it's dwarfed by YouTube, in terms of the number of video views it gets. And even though it's still solvent (but on its way ...
01:28 pm GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Adfonic: Android Tops iOS As Most Popular Platform On Global Ad Network; iPhone, iPad Still Top Devices
Android is now most-used smartphone platform worldwide, and that swing is being reflected in other areas like mobile advertising. Today some numbers out from Adfonic indicate that in Q2, Android accou...
11:01 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Bringing Banking To Immigrants & Unbanked, m-Via Rebrands As Boom Financial, Closes On $17 Million In Funding
Global mobile money transfer service m-Via is officially rebranding as Boom Financial today as it announces the close of a $17 million round of funding, led by mobile operator Digicel Group Ltd. The c...
10:22 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Rakuten-Owned Buy.com CEO Neel Grover, COO Greg Giraudi Step Down [Memo]
A changing of the guard at Buy.com, which was bought by Japan's Rakuten in May 2010. Long-serving executives CEO/president Neel Grover and COO Greg Giraudi are stepping down from their roles, effectiv...
06:02 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Puts Nail In The Coffin For Static Analytics, Real Time Now The Only Option
In a move that struck fear in the hearts of under-educated web editors everywhere, Google announced today that it will remove the old version of Google Analytics tomorrow. After releasing a new versio...
06:02 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Puts Nail In The Coffin For Old Version Of Analytics, Places Emphasis On Real Time
In a move that struck fear in the hearts of under-educated web editors everywhere, Google announced today that it will remove the old version of Google Analytics tomorrow. After releasing a new versio...
05:50 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Search Gets New Interactive Weather Widget On iOS And Android Tablets
Here is a small but nifty update to Google's search interface on tablets (both iOS and Android): just search for [weather] and a new tablet-optimized weather widget will show you the current weather a...
05:19 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch VMware CEO Paul Maritz Named EMCs Chief Strategist Next Job CEO?
As expected, EMC shuffled the deck today. It named COO Pat Gelsinger as the new VMware CEO, replacing Paul Maritz who has moved into a new role as EMC's chief strategist.Yesterday I reported that Mari...
04:41 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Acquires Small Tablet Marketing Company TapEngage
TapEngage, a San Francisco startup that enables advertisers and publishers to collaborate on tablet-optimized advertising, has been acquired by Dropbox. Terms of the deal have not been released. TapEn...
04:09 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Will AT&T Charge For 3G FaceTime? CEO Randall Stephenson Says Its Too Early To Know
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson took the stage this afternoon at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, where he was asked about a recent report in 9toMac that AT&T might charge customer...
04:03 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Sunny Clouds: Intel Data Center Rev Up 15%, Beating Other Categories In Otherwise Lackluster Earnings
A shining light appeared in Intel's otherwise mediocresecond quarter earnings results today. Data center revenues were up 15.1%, beating all other categories.The news reflects the changing IT landscap...
04:01 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Here Are Our Favorite Companies From The Fourth 500 Startups Demo Day
Today in Mountain View, Calif., 500 Startups unveiled the latest class of companies to participate in its Accelerator program. This batch had startups addressing an incredibly wide variety of spaces -...
03:54 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Sheds A Little Light On Its Mobile Activities In Q2: Revenues Up 50% (But From A Small Base)
In Yahoo's earnings call, CFO Tim Morse did not diverge much from his prepared script based on numbers from Q2. And when asked about when new CEO Marissa Mayer might be making her first appearance bef...
03:07 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Quietly Acq-hires Part Of Design Firm Cuban Council For Google+
In the midst of today's news whirl, this tidbit slipped through the cracks; Part of the design team Cuban Council has apparently been acq-hired by Google, according to a note on their blog. Google has...
02:21 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Square, Google Wallet Have Mobile-Challenged PayPal Shaking In Its Boots: Enter card.io
PayPal announced today that it has acquired card.io, its partner company that allows developers to use a smartphone to capture credit information.In the mobile payments space that is becoming increasi...
02:03 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal Acquires Mobile Payments Startup Card.io
PayPal just announced that it has acquired card.io, a company that allows developers to capture credit card information by using a smartphone's built-in camera. The financial details of the acquisitio...
02:03 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Realized It Might Actually Have An Interesting Earnings Call, So It Put A Stop To That Right Away
Well, that was pretty thrilling. Today we learned that Yahoo's sale of Alibaba is still on track. Meanwhile, its search alliance with Microsoft continues to underperform. Oh, and CFO Tim Morse is pret...
01:34 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With Organic Transits Pedal-Solar Electric Hybrid Vehicle, The Elf
Our week in the Southeast gave us plenty of memorable moments, but perhaps my favorite of the entire trip was when I stumbled upon the Elf — a pedal-solar electric hybrid vehicle from Organic Tr...
12:45 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch FYI: Marissa Mayer Wont Be On Yahoos Q2 Earnings Call Today
She's the new CEO of Yahoo as of today, but a PR from Yahoo has just told me that Marissa Mayer won't be on the Q2 earnings call, which is due to start in about 20 minutes.The call will not be led by ...
12:21 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Intel Earnings Up 5%, PC Market Sales Up 3% Despite Windows 8 Expectations
Intel released their 2012 Q2 earnings today, reporting revenue of $13.5 billion, up 5% from last quarter. PC market growth rose 3% to $8.7 billion. Intel blamed the slow-down on users waiting for Wind...
12:19 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Checkmark Brings Better Geofenced Reminders To iPhone, Mac Version In The Works
Checkmark is yet another one of those buzzy iPhone apps which people were talking about, blogging about and raving about, even before it officially launched. And today, it launched. It's hard to resis...
12:16 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Reports Revenue Of $1.22B, Earnings At 27 Cents Per Share
Yahoo just reported its second quarter 2012 earnings with revenues coming in at $1.2 billion, down one percent compared to the quarter a year ago. Revenues excluding traffic acquisition costs were $1....
12:12 am GMT - Wed, July 18, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Chrome For iOS Now Owns 1.5% Of iOS Browser Market
At it's I/O developer conference last month, Google launched Chrome for iOS. Despite the fact that it's being held back by Apple's security protocols and can't use its own rendering engine, Chrome has...
11:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch 500 Startups Demo Day: Meet The 27 Newest Dave McClure-Approved Startups
We're here at Microsoft's Mountain View, California offices waiting for the kickoff of 500 Startups' Summer 2012 Demo Day. Today, the fourth batch of startups to pass through the famed Silicon Valley ...
11:44 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Big in Japan: Open Source NoSQL Company Basho Lands New $11.5 Million Round of Funding
Basho, the company behind the open source NoSQL database Riak and the proprietary cloud storage system Riak CS, today announced a $11.5 million Series F round of funding lead by Georgetown Partners. T...
11:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Firefox 14 Launches, Now Encrypts Your Google Searches By Default
Mozilla today launched Firefox 14, the latest version of its popular browser. As usual, this new version doesn't introduce any major new interface redesigns or other radical changes, but it does come ...
11:04 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch LogEntries Raises $1m To Join The Big Data Log Management Crowd
Only today Loggly, a startup which helps big companies like Intuit track their application logs, raised $5.7 million in new funding. Loggly's founding team came from IT search engine Splunk which has ...
10:54 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Users Targeted By Spam, Possible Address Leak To Blame?
Some Dropbox users have begun reporting that their accounts are under attack from spam, but what's more troubling is that, in select cases, the spam is hitting accounts where users claim their email a...
10:54 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Users Targeted By Spam, Possible Address Leak To Blame? (Update: Dropbox Sees Outage)
Some Dropbox users have begun reporting that their accounts are under attack from spam, but what's more troubling is that, in select cases, the spam is hitting accounts where users claim their email a...
10:47 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch WaterplayUSA Aims To Disrupt Watersports
What's the first thing you think of when you hear watersports? For me, it's fishing and wake-boarding, but the term means different things to different people. That's why WaterplayUSA exists - to help...
10:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Cater2.me Brings Its Catered Meals To New York City
Startups like Cater2.me, Eat Club, and ZeroCater are trying to deliver a better food experience at work, but right now, they're mostly limited to the San Francisco Bay Area. Today, however, Cater2.me ...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Peter Deng And Greg Bardos To Join Us At CrunchUp 2012
We're excited to announce that Facebook's Peter Deng and Greg Bardos are joining Doug Purdy and Mike Schroepfer as speakers at this year's Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp.Peter Deng is the Director of Pro...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Peter Deng And Greg Badros To Join Us At CrunchUp 2012
We're excited to announce that Facebook's Peter Deng and Greg Badros are joining Doug Purdy and Mike Schroepfer as speakers at this year's Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp.Peter Deng is the Director of Pro...
09:29 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Dell Launching $60M Fund To Invest In Storage Startups
Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell just announced that the company will be launching a $60 million fund to invest in storage startups.Dell, who was speaking at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in...
09:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Airtime Aims To Win The Mainstream With Over-The-Top, Star-Studded Promo Video
Are you ready for your close-up? In early June, the dynamic, disrupting duo of Sean Parker and Sean Fanning launched their new video chat and sharing network, called Airtime. As a matter of course, th...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Walgreens Gets Nationwide In-Store Navigation, But Not In Its Own App
Indoor navigation startup aisle411 has just snagged its biggest retail partner yet. The company this week announced its first nationally scaled in-store search solution for Walgreens and its 7,900&plu...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch The Connected Viewer: More Than 50% Of Cellphone Owners Now Use Their Phones While Watching TV
According to the latest data from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, more than half of the adult cellphone owners in the U.S. now use their phones while watching TV. The main reason they do...
08:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch AngelPads 10 Spring 2012 Startups Have Raised $10 Million In 60 Days
It's apparently been a busy few months for the newest graduates out of AngelPad, the startup accelerator program started two years ago by ex-Googler and tech investor Thomas Korte. The ten startups in...
08:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Bound: If Custom Notebooks Be The Food Of Love, Print On
One interesting manufacturing start-up we met in Durham last week was Bound. This small printing company offers notebooks in multiple styles (including vegan leather Moleskin-esque number) but with a ...
08:17 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Grab Your TechCrunch Discount To Dublin Web Summit In October
With our own Eric Eldon and Alexia Tsotsis speaking at Dublin Web Summit in October, it would be remiss of us not to mention the event, which also runs just before the so-called 'Davos for Geeks' even...
08:17 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Grab Your TechCrunch Discount To Web Summit In October
With our own Eric Eldon and Alexia Tsotsis speaking at Dublin Web Summit in October, it would be remiss of us not to mention the event, which also runs just before the so-called 'Davos for Geeks' even...
08:11 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Tweaks Tweetdeck: New Version Gets Better Column Management & Navigation
The Twitter-owned Tweetdeck application is being refreshed today, following a series of changes to the Twitter platform over the past couple of weeks, which have touched on everything from search and ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Social Intelligence Startup Sunnytrail Helps E-Commerce Companies With Customer Support Online
Small and medium-sized e-commerce companies need all the help they can get to connect with their customers, provide support, and create positive word-of-mouth. That's why Sunnytrail has built a social...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Zaarly Expands Web Presence, Launches API To Help Publishers Monetize Content
For many, the appeal of realtime, local commerce platforms like Zaarly is evident almost immediately. For those unfamiliar, the mobile-centric reverse Craigslist allows users to post requests to Zaarl...
07:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Forgets To Offer Browser Choice Screen To 28M Users, EU Opens Investigation
As part of an agreement with the European Commission in 2009, Microsoft was supposed to present Windows users with a choice of browsers. It turns out, however, that Microsoft quietly stopped showing t...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch DigitalSmiths Improves The Hunt For Great Video Content (Behind The Scenes)
As more and more folks cut the cable, install DVR services, and go mobile with their viewing, on demand video becomes more prevalent. With that, the way we surf and search for content must change. The...
07:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Mobento Debuts Search Service That Finds The Spoken Words In Videos
Flashback to 2006, but we're trying to solve the challenge of searching and indexing the audio in videos again. Case in point: TechCrunch Disrupt finalist Koemei, for example. Another new one hitting ...
07:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch New iOS 6 Beta Hints That AT&T May Charge For FaceTime Over 3G
When Apple announced at WWDC that FaceTime would (officially) work over cellular data networks, the company deftly avoided offering up much in the way of details. Now that iOS 6 beta 3 has been releas...
07:11 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Watch The Worlds Thinnest Smartphone Pound A Nail Into A Board
The Oppo Finder currently holds the silly title of being the thinnest smartphone in the world. Measuring in at a svelte 6.65mm, the Finder is 1.95mm and 2.75 thinner than the Galaxy S III and iPhone 4...
06:11 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Squarespace Theme Editor And Blog Engine Goes HTML5, Aims At Code-Capable Designers
Squarespace makes it easy for design- (but not tech-) savvy users to build beautiful websites. The service has been around since 2003 but recently received a full overhaul called Squarespace 6. The re...
05:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch B&N Launches Nook For Web, Doesnt Work On iPhone Or iPad
Barnes & Noble is bringing its Nook reading platform to the web today, where it will compete with Kindle's Cloud Reader, iBooks, and Kobo's Instant Readerhead-on. The move is an important one in t...
05:27 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Flash Deals Site Totsy Lands $18.5M To Take On Zulily In The Battle For Shopping Moms
It's been awhile since we've heard from Totsy, which, for those unfamiliar, was one of the first flash sales sites to focus exclusively on mothers. The startup launched in 2009, capitalizing early on ...
05:20 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Strings Attached: Marissa Mayer And The Mobile Challenge At Yahoo
Yahoo's surprise scoop of Marissa Mayer as its newest CEO has unleashed a lot of positive comments about how this represents a new day, and arefreshing risk, for the beleaguered Internet brand. It wil...
05:13 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Coursemodo Debuts A Student Engagement Platform For Higher Ed Backed By Scott Banister & Others
Not to be confused with Coursera,Coursemodo is a new interactive learning management system emerging from stealth mode today which focuses on student engagement in the classroom. The company is curren...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Virool Provides An Easy Way For Video Producers To Boost Their Views Online
Virool, which is part of the current Y Combinator Summer 2012 class, has launched a self-serve platform that will let any YouTube user increase their video views through placement in Facebook and mobi...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Coursera Aims To Make Americas Higher Ed System Interactive And Public, Secures $22 Million
The dream of two Stanford professors of making America's higher education system interactive and universally accessible just got one step closer, with an extra $3.7 million in funding ($22mm total) an...
04:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Sonos Retina-ifys Their iPad App
One pet peeve I had with the Sonos system was the quality of the UI on high-res screens. While it is, after all, just a remote control, the app was Sonos' outward-facing experience and needed to be fl...
04:37 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Report: The Next-Gen iPhone Will Have A Thinner, Higher Quality Display
Yesterday, we got a glimpse at a leaked front-casing for what we believe to be the iPhone 5, showing a centered FaceTime camera hole. Today, however, we have but the WSJ's word for it that Apple is wo...
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Peter Thiel To Eric Schmidt: Admit It, Google Is No Longer A Technology Company
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel offered wildly differing views on the state of the technology industry last night at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference. Du...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Video Sharing App Socialcam Acquired By Autodesk For $60 Million
There's been a race on over the last year among mobile video sharing apps, many of which have sought to replicate the same type of success that Instagram had with photo sharing. We've seen a number of...
04:22 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Adds Nexus 7, Flickr Support
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: taking pics with a tablet is offensive to the human race. That said, viewing pics on a tablet is a very natural experience and Instagram's latest build adds...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch To Connect Campaigners With Housing, Tripping Launches Sites For Obama And Romney Volunteers
Every four years, millions of volunteers travel around the country in support of their candidate of choice, often settling in battleground states. That means a whole lot of people need short-term hous...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Egnyte Raises $16 Million From Google Ventures For Cloud File Storage Service
Egnyte has raised $16 million from Google Ventures for its cloud file storage solution. Exisiting investorsKleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and Polaris also participated in the Series C rou...
03:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Log Manage Startup Loggly Raises Another $5.7M, Hires Charlie Oppenheimer As Its New CEO
Loggly, a startup helping companies like Intuit, Airbnb, and BBC track their application logs, just announced that it has raised $5.7 million in new funding.The company has new executives too new CEO...
03:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Log Management Startup Loggly Raises Another $5.7M, Hires Charlie Oppenheimer As Its New CEO
Loggly, a startup helping companies like Intuit, Airbnb, and BBC track their application logs, just announced that it has raised $5.7 million in new funding.The company has new executives too new CEO...
03:04 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Lays Out $310m For CSRs Mobile Business, And Crucially, Its IP
Samsung has acquired the mobile business of British chipmaker CSR for $310 million. CSR, a public company, has been hit by the falling fortunes of its customers such as Research in Motion and Nokia, w...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Rewards Network Kiip Raises $11M Led By Relay Ventures, Plans Its Own Kiipsake App
Kiip, a startup allowing brands to promote themselves in mobile apps through rewards and contests, has raised $11 million in Series B funding.The company sells its approach as a smarter, more engaging...
02:27 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Group Buying In The Baltics: Cherry Media Claims Top E-Commerce Spot
Groupon-style group buying is alive and well in the Baltics it would seem. Cherry Media, the largest daily deals operator in the region, has put out some impressive numbers today: In the first half of...
01:47 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Hootsuite Kicks Off International Expansion, Opens Office In London, Looking To Hire 50 By 2013
Social media management services are big business at the moment, with Oracle and Salesforce snapping up a number of properties in the last couple of months. And now, in their wake, Hootsuite, one of t...
01:47 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch HootSuite Kicks Off International Expansion, Swoops Into London, Looking To Hire 50 By 2013
Social media management services are big business at the moment, with Oracle and Salesforce snapping up a number of properties in the last couple of months. And now, in their wake, HootSuite, one of t...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch WAC Whacked: Telecom-Backed Alliance Merges Into GSMA, Assets Acquired By API Management Service Apigee
Apigee, the API management company that was most recently spotted powering that new "print to Walgreens" feature in half a dozen or so mobile applications, is now acquiring the technology assets of WA...
11:32 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Ambitious To Be The Next Online-Only Uniqlo, Indias Freecultr Gets $9M From Ru-Net, Sequoia
A lot of global clothing brands turn to India these days to manufacture their products. But today comes news of a $9 million funding round for an online clothing brand based in India that has big ambi...
10:09 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch PR Done Right: Facebook Engineer Apologizes On Reddit For Blocking Imgur Links
Facebook software engineer Matt Jones has taken to Reddit to apologize to users for accidentally blocking popular image hosting site Imgur while working to catch malicious URLs. The image below was po...
09:34 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch The Hail Marissa Play
The Yahoo second quarter 2012 earnings call is tomorrow, which is why the news that Google star Marissa Mayer is taking over as CEO today is shocking but not, sort of like the news that someone you've...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch RelayRides Teams Up With OnStar, Makes Car Sharing Easier For Millions Of GM Owners
Car sharing is suddenly a hot topic and a number of startups like Getaround, Wheelz and JustShareIt are trying to capture a slice of this nascent market. Detroit-based RelayRides just leapfrogged quit...
08:48 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Signs Of The Semantic Web Surface In Salesforce.com Radian6
The Semantic Web's promise is about developing common frameworks that allows data to be shared and reused across applications and platforms. At its heart comes the understanding that applications are ...
08:31 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Marissa Mayer: The First Ever Pregnant CEO Of A Fortune 500 Tech Company?
Talk about a big news day. Marissa Mayer, who was just appointed to be the new CEO of Yahoo (her first day on the job is tomorrow), has announced that she is a pregnant and due to give birth to a boy ...
07:39 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks News Feed Sorely Needs A Read It Later Button, And Thats Where Spool Comes In
Here's a common problem: you notice an awesome article, video, or song in the Facebook news feed but there's no easy way to save it for later. So while Facebook only bought the talent and not the tech...
07:25 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Card Payment Network Openbucks Raises $4.8 Million Series A, Led By Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang
Openbucks, a startup creating a gift card-based payment network (and a former TechCrunch Disrupt finalist), is announcing today it has closed $4.8 million in Series A funding, in a round led by Yahoo ...
06:07 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Paul Maritz Out As VMware CEO And Mentioned As Candidate For Top Spot At EMC Or Cloud Foundry Spin Off
Paul Maritz is out as the CEO of VMware and will be replaced by EMC COO Pat Gelsinger.Maritz spent four years at VMware. It's uncertain what he will do but rumors have swirled all day about about his ...
05:11 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Augmented Reality Explorer Steve Mann Assaulted At Parisian McDonalds
You deserve a break today, indeed. Augmented reality pioneer Steve Mann visited a Parisian McDonald's with is family a month ago. Mann has a system called the EyeTap physically installed in his skull ...
05:01 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Live Nation Labs, Rexly Co-Founders Explain Acquisition & Vision For Mobile
Live Nation Labs, the investing arm of music giant Live Nation, has purchased music discovery app Rexly for an undisclosed amount. The deal, which had been in the works for several months, was finaliz...
03:56 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Dwolla Democratizing APIs With New Non-Technical Portal
An API is a “must have” feature for many tech startus. Mailchimp CEO Ben Chestnut went so far as to write that the company’s API is “probably the best marketing weve ever done....
03:51 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Licensing Is The Achilles Heel For The New Microsoft Office
This morning Microsoft sent us a guide to the new Microsoft Office. It's 53 pages. It reviews every feature imaginable.Read though the document and it's evident Microsoft did what it had to do. It int...
03:18 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoos Neglected Global Labs Network Might Hold Key To Revival
What a time for Marissa Mayer to take control at Yahoo. She'll need all the smarts she can lay her hands on to revive an ailing Yahoo. Which is why any section of Yahoo which is innovating could be a ...
02:36 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Marc Andreessen Dances Around Facebook IPO, Says The Public Market Hates Tech Stocks
The debate over whether the Facebook IPO was or wasn't a disaster is probably getting a bit tired, but at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, the magazine's managing editor Andy Serwer coul...
02:02 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Donald J. Sobol, Creator Of Encyclopedia Brown, Dead At 87
Donald J. Sobol, author of the acclaimed Encyclopedia Brown series of children's mystery books, died last Wednesday of natural causes. He was 87.The author released his first book in 1963 after receiv...
01:39 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Marc Andreessen On Marissa Mayer Joining Yahoo: Its Great For The Valley
Barely an hour after longtime Google executive Marissa Mayer was announced as the new CEO of Yahoo, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen praised the move while on-stage at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech co...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Word-Of-Mouth Recommendations Platform Toutd Closes $1.4 Million Seed Round
Tout'd, a New York-based startup that describes itself as a "digital word-of-mouth social media platform and referral engine," today announced that it has closed a $1.4 million seed round led by Warne...
01:24 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Southeast Meetup Tour Wrap-Up: A Week In Pictures (And Videos)
2,400 miles. Five cities. Two Honda Pilots. Seven days. And five children under the age of 7. Why?Because we love startups, and we heard that there is this huge country that's south of New York and Ea...
01:18 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Comcast Strikes Deal With Scripps To Bring Shows From HGTV, Food Network, And Travel Channel Online
Comcast wants to make all its content available online, and has been hard at work striking deals with content partners to bring their shows to its Xfinity website, mobile, and connected TV apps. The l...
12:13 am GMT - Tue, July 17, 2012
Techcrunch Longtime Google Exec Marissa Mayer Is Yahoos New CEO
Marissa Mayer, the technology executive who has worked at Google since the search company's earliest days, has been appointed CEO of Yahoo. The company has confirmed the appointment in a press release...
11:59 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Starts Integrating Skype Into Office
Microsoft announced that it planned to buy the popular peer-to-peer VoIP service Skype in early 2011 and the acquisition closed last October. Since then, though, Microsoft mostly left Skype alone and ...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Next Version Of Microsoft Office Puts Emphasis On Subscriptions With Office 365
Microsoft just announced the next version of its Office productivity suite. If you were hoping that Microsoft would simplify how it delivers Office to its users, though, you will be sorely disappointe...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Test Driving Microsofts Office 2013
To say that 2012 is make or break for Microsoft would be an understatement. The typically quiet and somewhat boring juggernaut has been on a roll as of late with the announcement of the Surface, Windo...
10:55 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch T-Mobile Confirms Its Getting The Samsung Galaxy Note In A Tweet
We've seen the evidence pile up in front of us over the past couple months, but T-Mobile has just made the Galaxy Note's destiny official by the law of social media. After user @epicrivas asked "What'...
10:55 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch T-Mobile Tweets That Its Getting The Samsung Galaxy Note
We've seen the evidence pile up in front of us over the past couple months, but T-Mobile has just made the Galaxy Note's destiny official by the law of social media. After user @epicrivas asked "What'...
10:55 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Live Blog: Microsofts Office 2013 Press Conference
At today’s not so secretive press conference, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will take the wraps off of the new Office. For some background check Sarah’s rundown. The press conference will st...
10:03 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Cedexis Improves Its Openmix Load Balancer To Boost Video Content Delivery
Cedexis, a startup that focuses on helping companies optimize their websites' performance by using a multi-cloud approach, just announced a new version of its Openmix service that optimizes video cont...
10:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Ryan Holiday: Confessions Of A Media Manipulator [TCTV]
Trust me, I'm lying. That's the title of a sensational new book by Ryan Holiday, a self-styled "media manipulator" who exposes the blogosphere as corrupt to its very core. In the book, Holiday - whose...
09:46 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch The Touchscreens Have It: IAB Says Tablets, Smartphones Driving Big Returns On Ads
Revenues from mobile ads are only a small fraction of the overall digital advertising pie -- and an even smaller slice of overall advertising revenues, but some research out today from the Internet Ad...
09:03 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Confirmed: LinkedIn Rolling Out Simpler Homepage To All Users In Coming Weeks
Just a little update on our report from last week about LinkedIn and what appeared to be new test pages for its website: the company today has confirmed the changes and says that it will be rolling th...
08:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Pew: YouTube Represents New Kind Of Visual Journalism
Consumers may think of YouTube as the go-to place for watching funny cats, wannabe stars in the making or music videos, and Google may be pushing YouTube as a destination for original content,TV and m...
08:04 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch With XBMC Ported To Android, There Might Finally Be A Reason To Buy A Google TV
Content is king, and so far Google TV is sorely lacking content. However, with the launch of the famed Xbox Media Center on Android, Google might have a chance in the battle for living rooms. The grou...
08:03 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Teamly Gets Backing From Yammer Founder To Make Employee Tracking Easier
With the likes of OneDrum being acquired by Yammer, and Yammer being acquired by Micrcosorft, and not to even mention the growth of Huddle, the world of software disruption inside businesses is pretty...
08:03 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Teamly Gets Backing From Early Yammer Designer To Make Employee Tracking Easier
With the likes of OneDrum being acquired by Yammer, and Yammer being acquired by Micrcosorft, and not to even mention the growth of Huddle, the world of software disruption inside businesses is pretty...
07:32 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Skype Says Its Fixing Bug That Sent Messages To The Wrong Contacts
Skype says that it has a fix in the works for a frightening, but reportedly not widespread, bug that involves users' private instant messages being shared with other unintended people in their contact...
07:29 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Review: The Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt HD-PATU3
Reviewing a drive isn't very exciting. What can you say? "It contains a storage medium, is small, and surprisingly light." Thankfully, the Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt can add one important point t...
07:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch If Startups Can Be Built In Ghana, Africa, They Can Be Built In Cleveland, Ohio
This is a guest post by Adam Jackson is a San Francisco-based serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He issues a rallying cry to get startups happening outside the Valley, using the methods used in t...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Best Buy Goes Back To School With College Innovator Fund, Giving Away $100,000 For The Next Big Tech Idea
Big-box retailer doesn't just want to be known as the place where you get the cheapest gear -- lately it's been highlighting technology innovation and innovators in its ads and messaging. To that end,...
06:57 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch OnlineMechanix Makes It Easier To Hire A Wrench Monkey
We all have a horror story: you picked a mechanic from the phone book, made an appointment, took the car in for a minor repair, and got it back with three wheels missing and the roof on fire. That's w...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch What To Look For During Microsofts Announcement Of Office 2013 Today
Microsoft is expected to announce the next version of Office today, and it has already prepped a new "Office Next" blog in advance of the official details. Internally, the project has been known as Of...
06:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch KillSpencer Goes Against The Grain With New Wooden Card-Carrying iPhone Case
I'm still not convinced that mobile payments via NFC are on the road to ubiquity, but these fancy shmancy iPhone cases that double as card holders are all kinds of awesome. KillSpencer just debuted it...
06:17 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch BBC Worldwide: 25M App Downloads, Including 1M For Global iPlayer; Digital Now Nearly 13% Of Revenues
The BBC has been expanding its digital business in anticipation of a time when revenue streams from traditional products like TV and physical distribution become less strong, and that strategy is stea...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Thiel-backed Lore Bets The Newsfeed Is Educations Future
Getting students excited enough to participate in conversation outside of class is one of the Holy Grails of teaching. Lora, formerly known as CourseKit, is a Founder's Fund-backed classroom managemen...
05:57 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Leaked iPhone 5 Front Casing Shows Centered FaceTime Camera
Another day, another leak. On Friday we saw what was reported to be an iPhone 5 prototype unit, and today an entirely different version of the "iPhone 5" casing has found its way on to the interwebs. ...
05:35 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch As Windows Phone 8 Barrels Down The Pipeline, AT&T Cuts Lumia 900 Price to $49
It wont be long at all before Microsoft pushes Windows Phone 8 into the wild, and that means were probably about to see some serious discounts on existing Windows Phone handsets. In fact, that price-s...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch CivicScience Raises $2.86 Million From New Atlantic Ventures And Cox To Crunch Data From Online Polls
About a year ago, we first wrote about CivicScience, an online polling startup based in Pittsburgh that had just raised $1.2 million in seed funding from research firm The NPD Group, national polling ...
04:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Allegation: Kickstarter Is Still Hiding Data About Failed Projects
Crowd-funding platform Kickstarter has come in for a lot of plaudits for creating a new platform on which to fund startups. Certainly, since the passing of the U.S. Jobs Act earlier this year, crowd f...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Sonic Notify Raises $4.25 Million, Partners With Interscope To Deliver Interactivity To Mobile Apps
Musicians are looking for new ways to make their shows more interactive and to connect with fans. And Sonic Notify thinks it's got just the technology to do so. With that in mind, the startup raised $...
04:29 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Meridian Indoor Navigation Adds Las Vegas Hotels To Client Roster
Starting today, the Venetian-Palazzo Casino and Hotel (owned by The Las Vegas Sands Corp.) is beginning to employ an app technology byMeridian as their indoor navigation service of choice in order to ...
03:48 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch The 16-Year Itch: Microsoft, NBC Call It Quits, NBC Gets Custody Of MSNBC.com
They came together with a common world view and complementary personalities. Then, as they grew older and grew apart, they still tried to make it work -- for the sake of the child, at least. Now that ...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Tag Management Company Tealium Raises $10.5M From Battery
Tealium, a startup that allows marketers to manage their website tags without going through IT, just raised $10.5 million in a Series B round of funding from Battery Ventures.Battery partner Neeraj Ag...
02:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch MeeGos Saviour Heads To China: Jolla Signs Deal With Chinese Retailer D.Phone
Jolla Mobile -- Meego's saviour in the making -- is certainly ambitious, perhaps insanely so. The Finnish startup made up of a crack team of ex-Nokians is already committed to release not one but two ...
01:18 pm GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Meetupcall Launches As A Painless Way To Host A Conference Call
I consider myself a member of the 'Skype-generation': I've never had to organise a traditional conference call in my life, although like other TechCrunchwriters, I've had to join a few. Hosting one is...
08:30 am GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch The State Of Mobile App Privacy Policies
The Washington, D.C.-based think tank Future of Privacy Forum ("FPF")released a study this week detailing the current state of mobile app privacy policies as of this past month, June 2012. The report ...
08:02 am GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch BV Capital Rebrands To e.Ventures, An Early-Stage VC Firm With A Global Footprint
It's been a good 15 years for BV Capital, early stage venture capital firm that was founded back in 1998. But it now will be going by a new name -- e.Ventures -- with a renewed emphasis on the global ...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox, TigerText Announce Partnership: Users Can Send Files With Expiration Dates, Remotely Revoke Access
Secure messaging service TigerText announced a partnership today with Dropbox that will allow users to send documents securely, with features like a pre-set lifespan and the ability to recall a file a...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch TigerText Announces Dropbox API Integration: Users Can Send Files With Expiration Dates, Remotely Revoke Access
Secure messaging service TigerText announced a partnership today with Dropbox that will allow users to send documents securely, with features like a pre-set lifespan and the ability to recall a file a...
07:09 am GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch An iPad Lovers Take On The Nexus 7
Trolls, feel free to skip to the bottom of this column and post your comments immediately without reading a word. Actually, who are we kidding you didn't make it this far.Everyone else, brace yoursel...
06:30 am GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Evernote Wants To Be The Automatic, Trusted Place To Store Your Life [Interview]
Evernote, the multi-platform app that lets you capture notes, audio and images when you are on the go, and then access those mementos wherever you want to next, has carved out a position as one of the...
05:26 am GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter: Blink(1) Is A Teenie Weenie Thinger That Lights Up Because Something Happened
Imagine this: you get an email message. Maybe it's from someone important, like the Dalai Lama or Lorenzo Lamas. But how do you know that it came? Easy. The Blink(1). The Blink(1) is a little LED that...
04:24 am GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch The Democratization Of Fashion Commerce: Big Niches Are Emerging For Startups
Mark Suster's post on why "media is racing to the middle" got me thinking about how fashion is moving in the same direction. To summarize Mark's thesis: plummeting video productions costs and lower di...
02:40 am GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch How Will The Web Monetize In 2020?
Editor's Note: Murthy Nukala is the founder and CEO of Adchemy, a provider of advertising technology for large brands.On a whim, I recently purchased a Logitech Keyboard Case for my new iPad. Instead ...
01:15 am GMT - Mon, July 16, 2012
Techcrunch What Google Is
No, really, what is Google? TechCrunch co-editor Alexia Tsotsis recently posted an interesting piece about Google's focus, or rather the perceived lack of it. Google has its fingers in so many pies th...
11:52 pm GMT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Techcrunch Four Trends In The Public Technology Market
Over the past 30 years, technology companies have boomed, busted and boomed again. In 1980, the global market cap of technology companies totaled $50B, 1.7% of all global equities. Ten years later, te...
09:49 pm GMT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Techcrunch Two Victories in One Week, The Internet Flash Lobby Becomes A Political Force
Last week, two Internet regulation bills on the fast track to becoming law were stopped in less than 24 hours after tech-savvy netizens erupted in protest through social media and tech blogs. The inst...
08:47 pm GMT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Techcrunch Roy Yamaguchi And Dave McClure Talk Food Tech At 500 Startups [TCTV]
Last week, incubator and early-stage investment firm 500 Startups hosted an event it called "Aloha Friday", where food startups and other friends of the firm ate meals prepared by famous Hawaiian chef...
07:33 pm GMT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Techcrunch RIM CEO Thorsten Heins: We Will Continue To Make The People That Use A BlackBerry Successful
Blackberry's future is the tech debate du jour, with pundits on either side promising either a BB10 renaissance or a slow-motion tailspin. While the jury was still out, we had a few moments to speak w...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Techcrunch CED Program Director Dhruv Patel On North Carolinas Startup Scene
Over the past week, we took TechCrunch on the road for our Southeast Meetup tour. Of the five cities we visited in seven days, Durham had one of the hungriest entrepreneurial scenes. But the majority ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Techcrunch DirecTVs Latest Message To Subscribers: A Plea For A La Carte Pricing?
DirecTV and Viacom continue to be embroiled in a nasty fight over carriage fees, with consumers still unable to view networks like MTV, Nickelodeon, or Comedy Central after several days. Both sides ha...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Techcrunch How To Prepare Your Startup To Raise An Angel Round
A recent email from an entrepreneur and complete stranger read: "We need to raise money. Who can you introduce us to?" I quickly encouraged him to submit his startup toAngelListbutafew days later he r...
09:00 am GMT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Techcrunch Twilio Evangelist Builds Popular Phone-Powered Rolling Robot, Hints Flying Bot Is Next
So here's something you may have seen floating around on Hacker News or elsewhere, but we thought it was cool enough to share in case you're looking for something to do with your weekend. After all, t...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Techcrunch Blekko Launches ROCKZi, a Social News Site to Complement Its Search Engine
Even though Digg was once known as the next big thing in social news site, it was torn down and sold in small pieces. Yet, part of the concept still lives on. The search engine Blekko just launched RO...
06:00 am GMT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Techcrunch Dear Free Press, Stop The Facebook Gossip Profiteering
The otherwise laudable Free Press book publisher has joined the ranks of media outletsthat profiteer from cheap, gossipy, Facebook criticism. The Boy Kingsis an autobiographical account from a Faceboo...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Techcrunch MobiTV Pulls Its IPO: Unfavorable Market Conditions, Or Unfavorable Business Model?
At the end of August, mobile TV and video platform MobiTV filed its S-1 and announced its plans for a $75 million initial public offering. Founded in 1999, the company had been one of the early movers...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Techcrunch Ad Targeting Is Hard
Microsoft recently announced that it's taking a huge $6.2 Billion writedown over the failed aQuantive acquisition. This news, and the scrutiny of Facebook's business model following their IPO drama, s...
03:05 am GMT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Techcrunch How Authoritarianism Will Lead To The Rise Of The Data Smuggler
David McCrory has developed the concept of data gravity. It dictates that data has its own mass. When data gets stored it becomes harder to move. The more data stored, the greater the mass.The increas...
01:57 am GMT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Techcrunch Social Network At The Pool Releases TechCrunch Pool In Advance of Mondays Launch
Happy weekend, readers! Unless your boss is making you work this weekend, youve got two days of freedom ahead of you. If you want to spend that time making new friends or meeting people with similar i...
01:02 am GMT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Techcrunch Review: The Telikin PC For Older Folks
I've been putting off writing about the Telikin because, arguably, any PC is suitable the older audience that the Telikin is aimed. I set my Dad up with a Linux machine and then a Mac Mini and he's be...
12:52 am GMT - Sun, July 15, 2012
Techcrunch Paths Consistency Of Tone
Admittedly, I have a negative bias towards overhyped startups. If a company gets a lot of attention before they do anything significant, I'm less likely to try their product and when I do, less likely...
11:19 pm GMT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Techcrunch DIY Wireless Typing Glove Is The Future Of Michael Jackson ImpersonationData Entry
As we were wandering through the Atlanta meet-up last week we stumbled upon a charming young man wearing a glove studded with circuit boards and embroidered with what looked like silver thread. Upon c...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Ordered To Pay Out $147 Million Over Mformation Patent Scuffle
And RIM's rough ride continues. Within the past few weeks, the Canadian company has had to announce all sorts of bad news, and now RIM has been dealt an expensive defeat in court to add that list.Bloo...
09:59 pm GMT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Latest Acqui-Hire: Spool, The Instapaper On Steroids
Facebook has acquired the team behind Spool, the mobile content-caching startup that launched in September 2011 at TechCrunch Disrupt. We're working on getting more details, but this looks like a pure...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Tablet Stakes
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor played Minority Report The Home Version as Google entered the Tablet Wars. The Nexus 7 or some such is actually a phenome...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Techcrunch Iconoclasm
What can be said about the save icon? It is a diskette. It is often blue. And of course, as others have pointed out, many (soon to be most) people using computers today have never touched one and neve...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Techcrunch Metastasized Software And Life 3.0
"Center for Digital Archaeology," said the banner above one of the startups at the Funders and Founders Life 3.0 demo show, and for a moment I got excited, thinking of Vernor Vinge's software archaeol...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Techcrunch What Exactly Is GitHub Anyway?
Andreessen Horowitz announced a whopping $100 million investment in GitHubthis week. You can read commentary and speculation all over the web about what GitHub will do with the money, whether this was...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Techcrunch How To Create A Minimum Viable Product
There's beenalotoftalk on the concept ofminimum viable productlately, but not much has been written on how to actually implement one. Having gone through the process of developing one of the earliest ...
07:25 am GMT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Techcrunch Thumbs Up: Digg Wasnt A Failure, It Was A Beginning
Dont let him climb a wall. We havent finalized his life insurance plan.That was one of the first directions I was given at Digg when I started in early 2008. Him was Kevin Rose, the founder of the wid...
05:27 am GMT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Techcrunch Your National AngelHack Winners: Appetas, GiveGo, And ShareBrowse
This summer's AngelHack was a little more ambitious than your average hackathon. Instead of holding one event in one location over one weekend, it held hackathons in four different cities (Seattle, Si...
04:16 am GMT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Techcrunch mPowa Replaces Hand Photo Allegedly Swiped From Square With Photo Of A Totally Different Hand
It looks like a titanic legal struggle has been avoided. Mobile payments startup mPowa has responded to a cease-and-desist letter from Square by taking down a photo on its home page that Square said w...
03:45 am GMT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Techcrunch Nodejitsu Takes On Heroku, Microsoft Azure With Node.js Platform Cloud
Nodejitsu announced a long awaited public beta for its Node.js platform cloud service this week, that runs on Amazon Web Services, Joyent or Rackspace. The company also offers suites of tools for depl...
02:23 am GMT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Techcrunch Today In Brilliant Marketing Strategies: Uber Delivers Ice Cream
Popular car service Uber is delivering ice cream today only to promote their newly diversified private rides. Last week, Uber expanded its fleet from Lincoln Town Cars to SUVs and hybrids in an additi...
01:59 am GMT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Techcrunch Dalton Caldwells Alternative to Advertising Hell: Making People Actually Pay For A Web Service
Dalton Caldwell is a very smart guy who has been a prominent entrepreneur and programmer on the Silicon Valley scene for a while now, so any time he announces a new project you can pretty much tell it...
01:31 am GMT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Techcrunch Lightspeed Ventures Positions For The New Age of Data With Investments in Storage Space
Lightspeed Venture Partners (LVP) has had a phenomenal run in the next generation storage market. In the past 12 to 14 months, four of its portfolio companies have been acquired and one has gone to IP...
12:38 am GMT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Techcrunch Tablet Tribulations: OGT Weighs In On Its Ill-Fated Android Slate
Competition in the tablet space has been heating up for a while now, and its not just the big guys that are feeling the strain. Take the tumultuous story of OGT Mobile, for instance -- they tried to m...
12:31 am GMT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Techcrunch Which Moguls Are Attending Sun Valley This Year? Well Heres The Complete List
The lore is that news doesn't really break at Allen and Co's Sun Valley mogul retreat, but it definitely gets made. Everywhere you look there's an interesting pairing of successful individuals hanging...
12:01 am GMT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 07.13.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm Pacific....
12:00 am GMT - Sat, July 14, 2012
Techcrunch Google Starts Giving Away Free CDs With Chrome At Best Buy
At I/O last month, Google announced that it would soonstart selling Chromebooks at Best Buy and thefirst Chromebook displays have now found their way into Best Buy's brick-and-mortar stores across the...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Only Option To Boost Voter Turnout Is Completely Unethical
Facebook and CNN recently announced an ambitious partnership to boost America's embarrassingly low voter turnout rate with a special "I Voted" app, which will broadcast users intent to vote and encour...
10:56 pm GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Confirmed: Google Has Begun Shipping All Those Pre-Ordered Nexus 7s
Over the past day or so, a few lucky souls have managed to get their hands on Google's much-anticipated Nexus 7 tablet, leaving the rest of us to wonder when our time would come. As it turns out, the ...
10:47 pm GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Brewsters Address Book App Briefly Exposes Ashton Kutchers & Others Private Data; Company Says Its Fixed
Brewster, the hot, new personalized address book app for iPhone, launched to much fanfare this week. But it also launched with a concerning bug. Some users reported they had the ability to see the per...
10:17 pm GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch SVP Bob Mansfield Says Apple Products Back On EPEAT Certification: This Was A Mistake
Apple's Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering Bob Mansfield just published a letteron the company's website announcing that Apple has reversed its decision to remove EPEAT environmental certif...
10:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Translate Adds Example Sentences To Put Words Into Context
Sample sentences have long been a standard feature in many online and offline dictionaries. Starting today, Google Translate will also feature sentences that put translated words into context. Unlike ...
09:49 pm GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Changers Relaunches Out of Insolvency To Take On Japan
Back in October Changers appeared offering a solar powered gadget-charging system designed to power up your USB devices, smartphones and the like, using a simple, one-button device. But this was not y...
09:18 pm GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee And Ron Conway Are Ready To Rock Out At Disrupt SF
We are pleased to announce our latest additions to theDisrupt SFagenda, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the ultimate angel, Ron Conway. Add this to our earlier announcement ofAndreessen Horowitz co-fou...
08:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches MyTracks 2.0 GPS App For Hikers, Bikers & Runners
MyTracks for Android is one of Google's lesser known mobile apps, but it's actually a pretty useful tool for those who would like to keep a record of their bike rides, runs, hikes and other outdoor ac...
08:06 pm GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Bitplay BANG!, The Lamp You Can Shoot From Across The Room
A solid chunk of my formative years was spent lurking under tables, peering around corners, and generally tiptoeing around whenever possible. I fancied myself a tiny James Bond (or Weng Weng, consider...
08:06 pm GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise Video Transfer Startup Latakoo Signs Deal With NBC For Newsroom Integration
Austin-based video startuplatakoojust scored a major deal NBC News and parent company NBC Universal, which involves the launch of a pilot program to integrate the service into its newsrooms, following...
07:34 pm GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Recce, A Rich, Interactive Map Thats Also A Gaming Platform, Launches With $4M From NEA
While we wait for the full-throttle effectof Apple Maps in iOS6, a new app has launched today that is raising the game for what we should be expecting out of the world of social-mobile-local services....
07:15 pm GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Can You Pronounce Huawei?
Never mind that this is clearly an ad agency video; it's clever. And smart. After all Huawei has big plans for the U.S. market."We're not known to the general public," James Jiang, vice president of p...
06:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch OldTweets Reveals Twitter Founders First Tweets, And Yours Too. (Wow, They Were Boring!)
This week,Kellan Elliott-McCrealaunched a new Twitter search engine called "oldtweets" to a bit ofbuzz. As the name implies, this toolfinallylets you pull up tweets from Twitter's early days, specific...
04:54 pm GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Fake Or Not, These iPhone 5 Images Paint A Pretty Realistic Picture
As iPhone season amps up — and make no mistake, the rumor mill is already spinning at full speed — we're bound to see "leak" after "leak." The latest comes by way of a site called KitGuru....
04:54 pm GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch This Probably Isnt The iPhone 5, But It Looks A Lot Like What We Expect
As iPhone season amps up — and make no mistake, the rumor mill is already spinning at full speed — we're bound to see "leak" after "leak." The latest comes by way of a site called KitGuru....
04:21 pm GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch BBC Launches Localized iOS, Android Olympics Apps (Video Not Included Internationally)
The two-week countdown to the Olympics is on, and the big broadcasters are getting their ducks in line for how they will be streaming, tweeting, sharing, and generally filling your digital life with t...
01:43 pm GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Docomo Closes $22.5M, 20% Investment In Baidu Mobile Content JV: DeNA Games Coming First
It's been a long time coming -- plans for a mobile content partnership between NTT Docomo and China's search giant Baidu were announced a year ago -- but today it's finally happened: the Japanese telc...
12:38 pm GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch BBC Finds Badly Targeted Facebook Ads Dont Work. No kidding.
This week the BBC tested out Facebook advertising by running a campaign for the Facebook page of a fictitious small business called VirtualBagel. The investigation was headlined "Facebook 'likes' and ...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Viki Climbs The Great Firewall, Signs With Chinas Facebook Renren For Its First Video Distribution Deal In The Country
Online video site Viki has made a big business out of aggregating content from around the world, covering 150+ languages in all, and making it accessible to all by crowdsourcing translations from...
06:49 am GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Digg Sold To LinkedIn AND The Washington Post And Betaworks
Sun Valley aside, the story of the day today is that socialnews site Digghassold its remaining assets for $500K to the NYC-based tech firm Betaworks; While that number is indeed in the ballpark, we're...
02:58 am GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Eric Schmidt: Google Self-Driving Cars Should Become The Predominant Mode Of Transport In Our Lifetime
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered some new insight into Google's self-driving car today at his press talk at Allen and Co.'s Sun Valley conference.Schmidt revealed that Google had talked to "all" o...
02:21 am GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch August Capital Summer Party Tickets Released
As promised, we have released another batch of August Capital Summer Party tickets. Tickets sell out quickly and if your buyer bot is too slow to snag passes for you and 400 of your closest friends,yo...
02:12 am GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch E-Signature Company DocuSign Raises $50M, Kleiners Mary Meeker Joins The Board
DocuSign, which offers platform for providing electronic signatures, has raised $47.5 million in new funding, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.The filing also says tha...
02:12 am GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch E-Signature Company DocuSign Raises $47.5M Led By Kleiner Perkins, Mary Meeker Joins The Board
DocuSign, which offers platform for providing electronic signatures, has raised $47.5 million in new funding, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.The filing also says tha...
01:53 am GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch The Future Of Customer Experience 3 Examples Of Virtual Assistants, Biometrics And Siri-Style Services
The future of customer service is less about the people than it is the sound of a person or even the virtual image of an individual.Humans are just so inefficient. But they can be improved, too, throu...
01:50 am GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch InMobi Acquires MMTG Labs, The Startup Behind AppBistro And AppGalleries
We're hearing that mobile ad network InMobi has acquired MMTG Labs, a San Francisco startup that operates AppBistro, an application marketplace for Facebook pages, and AppGalleries, which is a white-l...
01:13 am GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Shareaholic Raises $3 Million Series A Led By Kepha Partners For Sharing And Analytics Platform
Shareaholic, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup that makes browser extensions and other tools to facilitate the sharing and discovery of web content, tells TechCrunch that it has raised $3 mil...
12:35 am GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Betaworks Acquires Digg
Betaworks, the company behind bit.ly, news.me, Chartbeat and a number of other successful products, has acquired the social news site Digg.com for an undisclosed amount (rumor has it that the price wa...
12:35 am GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Updated: Betaworks Acquires Digg (But Not For $500K)
Betaworks, the company behind bit.ly, news.me, Chartbeat and a number of other successful products, has acquired the social news site Digg.com for an undisclosed amount (rumor has it that the price wa...
12:35 am GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Updated: Betaworks Acquires Digg (For Significantly More Than $500K)
Betaworks, the company behind bit.ly, news.me, Chartbeat and a number of other successful products, has acquired the social news site Digg.com for an undisclosed amount (rumor has it that the price wa...
12:18 am GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch The Fancys E-Commerce Expansion Continues With Launch Of Buy Button For Web Publishers
This week, New York-based The Fancy, a Pinterest-like site with a focus on not just browsing, but buying from its collection of inspirational imagery, began encouraging users to share its content on s...
12:12 am GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Bing Fund: Microsoft Officially Launches Its New Angel Fund And Incubator Program
This wasn't exactly a secret anymore, but today, Microsoft officially unveiled its Bing Fund, a new angel fund and incubator program sponsored by Bing and "backed by the experience, expertise, and res...
12:03 am GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Android And iOS Still Lead In Smartphone Market Share, But The Race For Third Rages On
Nielsen released another of their periodic looks at the U.S. smartphone market today, and aside from the revelation that two-thirds of U.S. phone purchasers went for smartphones in Q2 2012, the result...
12:02 am GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Launches Age Screening With Buddy Media, Preventing Underagers From Following Registered Adult Brands
The next time you try to follow an alcohol company or other brand with age-restricted products who hasopted in to Twitter's new "Age Screening" system, you'll be required to submit your age, and won't...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, July 13, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Releases Weddings and Celebrations Feature, Maturing With Executives
Facebook released a new Weddings and Celebrations feature that will display special events, starting with engagements and weddings, along with friends birthdays on the social network.The feature, whic...
11:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Data Caps May Help Mobile Live TV Efforts Gain Interest
Dyle Mobile TV - remember this? That's the consumer-facing brand for a new mobile TV service fromMobile Content Venture(MCV),a group of broadcasters that includes FOX, NBC, ION Television, Bahakel, Un...
11:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Carriers Data Caps May Help Mobile Live TV Efforts Gain Interest
Dyle Mobile TV - remember this? That's the consumer-facing brand for a new mobile TV service fromMobile Content Venture(MCV),a group of broadcasters that includes FOX, NBC, ION Television, Bahakel, Un...
11:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch EduTech Team-Up: Course Hero Buys Cardinal Scholars In-Person Tutoring Business From InstaEDU
InstaEDU wants to become a truly scalable on-demand video tutoring platform, and Course Hero needs a way to dogfood its online education tools. So InstaEDU has just sold its in-person in-home tutoring...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, KISSmetrics Hiten Shah Simply Tells It Like It Is
Editor's Note:Semil Shah (@semil) is currently an EIR with Javelin Venture Partners and has been an official contributor toTechCrunchsince January 2011."In the Studio" this week welcomes a guest who h...
10:56 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch With Teeology, Jennifer Lopez Is The Newest Celebrity In The E-Commerce Startup Space
Los Angeles-based entrepreneur Brian Lee is a whiz at teaming up with celebrities to put together smart e-commerce plays -- his hits include legal document site LegalZoom with famed lawyer Robert Shap...
10:23 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch AMC Giveth, While Viacom Taketh Away: Breaking Bad Season Premiere To Be Streamed Live Online
So yesterday Viacom showed us one way of dealing with a carriage dispute, by taking down online versions of its programming when DirecTV pointed disgruntled viewers to the web as a way to get their Da...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch PapayaMobile Is Out To Disrupt App Cross Promotions With Cost-Free, Commission-Free Network
Social gaming network PapayaMobile is introducing a new service today for Android developers - a cost-free and commission-free cross promotion network called AppFlood. The network had already been in ...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Filepicker.io Goes Mobile, Brings Cloud Service Integration To iOS And Android Apps
Filepicker.io, a Y Combinator-backed company building tools that make it easier for developers to integrate access to cloud services within their applications, is now bringing its capabilities to mobi...
09:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Jetpacs Social Travel iPad App Grabs $2.4 Million From Khosla Ventures, Jerry Yang And Others
Jetpac, a gorgeous social travel application for iPad, has just scored $2.4 million in Series A funding from Khosla Ventures, Morado Venture Partners, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang and [redacted], a top...
09:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch European Zynga Competitor SocialPoint Raises $7.4M Series B Round
It's not quite at the scale of Zynga or its European competitors King.com and Wooga yet, but the Barcelona-based social games developer SocialPoint just raised a $7.4M Series B round led by Idinvest P...
09:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint Preps White EVO 4G LTE For Launch, While AT&Ts Galaxy S III Sees Red
For a particular set of phone geeks, the problem with owning a popular flagship device is that plenty of other people will end up with the exact same thing. After all, it's a proven fact -- your phone...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Flikdates New Mobile Live Video Dating Service Launches on iOS
In May, we wrote about Flikdate, an innovative mobile video dating service that feels like a mix between Chatroulette and Match.com. The app is now available in Apple's App Store. Unlike most other vi...
08:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Social Video Discovery Engine Shelby.tv Shuts Down, Promises New Version Is In The Works
New York City-based social discovery startup Shelby.tv will be going dark over the weekend, the CEO Reece Pacheco alerted users in a blog post today. But don't write it off and add it to the deadpool ...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch FuzeBox Raises $20M For Online Meetings And Collaboration, Round Led By Index Ventures
Online collaboration company FuzeBox has raised a hefty $20 million in Series A funding.The company is probably best known for its Fuze Meeting products, allowing customers to run online meetings (com...
07:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Confirms, Apologizes For The Email Hack, Says Still Fixing. Plus, Check If You Were Impacted (Non-Yahoo Accounts Apply)
There are still a lot of questions about this alleged Yahoo Voices data breach -- including whether there was a reason behind the breach in the first place -- but Yahoo has now officially confirmed th...
07:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Eric Schmidt-Backed Slice Reveals Revamped iOS And Android Apps
Dont let their recent quiet streak fool you the team at Eric Schmidt-backed receipt aggregator/tracking service Slice have spent the last few months slaving away on revamped versions of their iOS and...
07:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch How-To Publisher Open Air Raises $800K From SV Angel, Charles River, And Others
Open Air Publishing has just raised an $800,000 seed round to fuel its efforts to create a new kind of how-to book for tablet and mobile devices.Founder and CEO Jon Feldman compares the current state ...
07:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Want To Know How Much More You Could Earn? Adzuna Launches Free Market Insight Tool For Jobseekers
It's always nice to see when a startup cracks open its data treasure trove -- knowledge is power after all. And Adzuna, the 'next generation' classified search engine, has done just that in the form o...
06:34 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Now Powering Music Intelligence For Spotify, VEVO & More, Echo Nest Nabs $17M To Go Big Abroad
There's a good chance that you've never heard of The Echo Nest. As a self-professed music intelligence company, Echo Nest at its best when running quietly behind the scenes, providing developers with ...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Jimmy Wales Will Give Menshn A Few Mentions With A Live Chat Next Week
In between weighing in on Internet laws, as he is generally want to do, Jimmy Wales has rather taken to London, his new adopted home. He's been pretty active, petitioning to stop a tech student being ...
06:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Ups Its Game, Again: Game Connect Ads Free And Massive Multiplayer Titles To Amazons Cloud Catalog
Another game day for Amazon. Today the company is launching Game Connect, a new platform for cloud gaming that will see the company add a new selection of massively multiplayer online and free games t...
06:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Ups Its Game, Again: Game Connect Adds Free And Massive Multiplayer Titles To Amazons Cloud Catalog
Another game day for Amazon. Today the company is launching Game Connect, a new platform for cloud gaming that will see the company add a new selection of massively multiplayer online and free games t...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch With More Original Programming On The Way, Netflix TV Viewing Is On The Rise
Netflix has seen the amount of video its subscribers watch drastically increase over the past few months: In the fourth quarter, Netflix announced that it had topped 2 billion viewing hours during the...
05:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Reminder: TechCrunch Is Coming To Greenville, SC Tonight! (UPDATED LOCATION)
For many a TechCruncher, the past week has been the same as most. Break some news, go to some events, turn the world on with your smile... you know the drill. But for John Biggs, Josh Zelman and I (an...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Power To The Cloud: Twilio Takes Its SMS API Global, Adds Dozens Of New Languages, 150+ Countries
Today comes another step in Twilio's march to take over how web and mobile apps communicate to their users. The company is ramping up its SMS service, which now supports languages like Arabic, Chinese...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Power To The Cloud: Twilio Takes Its SMS Messaging API Global, Adds Dozens Of New Languages, 150+ Countries
Today comes another step in Twilio's march to take over how web and mobile apps communicate to their users. The company is ramping up its SMS service, which now supports languages like Arabic, Chinese...
04:29 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch The Currency Cloud Closes Another $3m To Attack Banks Cross-Border Payments Monopoly
By some estimations the foreign exchange market processes a total of around $4 billion a day and within that the value of cross border payments made - that is, between countries - is worth about $200 ...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Greystripe Founders Michael Chang And Andy Choi Join Digitization Company YesVideo, Invest $5M
Michael Chang and Andy Choi, the founders of mobile ad network Greystripe, are taking the reins at a new company. However, it's not the hot new startup you might be expecting. Instead, they're joining...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Cloudability Raises $8.7 Million From Foundry Group For Service To Track Cloud Spending
Portland-based Cloudability has raised $8.7 million from the Foundry Group in a Series A round for its service that tracks cloud costs and gives better visbility into spending for online services that...
03:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Square Issues Cease And Desist On Mobile Payment Competitor mPowa: Hands Off Our Hands Picture
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Square is definitely feeling insulted right now. The well-funded and popular mobile-payments startup has issued a cease and desist letter to U...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Copious Raises $5 Million Series A To Build Out The eBay With A Social Backbone
Copious, a San Francisco startup that makes an online marketplace where people can buy and sell things, has raised $5 million in Series A funding.The new round was led by Foundation Capital, with Goog...
02:53 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Italy An Event To Showcase Italian Startups Globally
TechCrunch is landing in Italy. Save the date: Rome, 27th September. TechCrunch Italy will gather some of the most recognised leaders and innovators of the technology and media industries in Italy, Eu...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch With 50,000 Videographers, PopTent Raises $5.5 Million From MK Capital To CrowdSource Ads
High-quality video ads can be expensive to produce, running in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars, depending on the ad format. But rather than hire a production agency to do their d...
01:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Rovio Hopes Amazing Alex Will Catapult It Past Angry Birds Into Its $9bn IPO
Angry-bird maker Rovio has shown that is more than a one-trick pony with the release today of Amazing Alex, a physics game that perhaps draws on the original trajectory physics of those annoyed Birds....
11:30 am GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Fashion Aggregation FTW: Lyst Picks Up $5M, Now Lists DFJ Esprit As Backer
The fashion world has taken to the internet like fish to water -- with thousands of brands and retailers complemented by the rise of fashion bloggers, social media and new technologies to make it easi...
09:04 am GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter, M.D.: MedStartr Finally Brings Crowdfunding To Health Projects
The Crowd is on the loose. Thanks to the JOBS Act, mainstream attention came to crowdfunding this year, and platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have been benefitting in kind. (Exhaustive post on ...
07:31 am GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Hashable, The App That Aimed To Replace Business Cards, To Shut Down On July 25
Seems it's not time to throw those business cards out just yet. Hashable, the startup that launched back in fall 2010 with the aim of replacing business cards with mobile and web apps that helped peop...
06:53 am GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Disruptive: uBeam Lands $750K To Let You Charge Gadgets Without Plugs
This is what we talk about when we talk about Disrupt. uBeam, a small startup founded by Meredith Perry, a 22-year-old new graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, has taken on $750,000 in seed f...
06:11 am GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Boz And Other Fancy Angels Back Joe Stumps New Startup, Sprintly
SimpleGeo co-founder and former Digg lead architect Joe Stump has raised 500K in seed funding for his latest startup Sprintly.The project management and collaboration tool is one of the first investme...
05:42 am GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Meanwhile, In Space: Asteroid Mining Startup Planetary Resources Inks Deal With Virgin Galactic
When you're a tech startup attempting to do something as ambitious as mine asteroids in outer space, it's good to make some well-placed friends.So it makes sense that asteroid mining startup Planetary...
04:39 am GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Uber, Evernote, Cloudera And Nextdoor Are Sun Valleys Newest Breed
Allen & Co.'s Sun Valley retreat definitely wins the prize for "Most Ironic Conference" as it is a media conference that very vehemently shuns media. Just this morning one intrepid reporter was to...
04:30 am GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Forget Real Life! New Study Contradicts Existence of Facebook Depression
Despite ominous warnings about "Facebook Depression," an allegedly new mental illness of depression and anxiety caused by overuse of social media, a new level-headed scientific study reveals that soci...
03:15 am GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Judge Sides With Diller-Backed Streaming TV Startup Aereo Over Broadcasters On Injuction
New York City-based Aereo got a big initial win in court today, as it will e able to continue operating while also fighting a lawsuit against some major broadcasters. According to Reuters, U.S. Distri...
02:05 am GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch P2P Storage Startup Space Monkey Raises $2.25M Led By Google Ventures And Venture51
Space Monkey, the startup offering a peer-to-peer alternative to cloud storage services like Dropbox, just raised $2.25 million in a seed round of funding.The company says that it's combining the bene...
01:38 am GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Andreessen-Backed LearnSprout Wants To Help Developers Unlock Educational Data
APIs are marching into education, and it's about time. Education is rife with legacy infrastructure, with one of the primary offenders being Student Information Systems (SIS). Schools use these system...
01:37 am GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Know Whats Crazy? People Are Signing $100 Million NBA Contracts On An iPad
For industry people who keep up with the daily technology news cycle of incremental feature updates, startup launches, and seed funding stories, it can be easy to lose sight of the big picture of how ...
01:37 am GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Turns Toward The Masses, Gets Serious About Reach Beyond iOS & Android With Latest Mobile Update
Twitter announced a major overhaul of its mobile site today aimed at users on feature phones and older browsers. In a blog post, the Twitter design team wrote that they built a "lighter-weight, faster...
12:51 am GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch General Catalyst And Andreessen Horowitz Parlay $4 Million On X-Googler Startup Parlay Labs
General Catalyst and Andreessen Horowitz have given $4 million in Series A to stealth startup Parlay Labs we're hearing, with General Catalyst leading the round.The newest member of the groundswell of...
12:44 am GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Department Of Veterans Affairs Uses SaaS To Go Green
Defining an energy efficiency strategy can be challenging for big organizations with multiple large buildings. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that it has installed energy analysis ...
12:43 am GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch DirecTV Spat Results In Takedown Of Full-Length Viacom Shows For Everyone Online
The latest spat between a pay TV provider and a content company has gotten ugly, with both DirecTV and Viacom taking to the web and pointing fingers at each other and calling each other names. That's ...
12:40 am GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Storyteller: Create A Website With Content From (Virtually) Anywhere
As our content is scattered across sites like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, the idea of a single, standalone website is starting to feel a bit quaint. On the consumer side, we're seeing that with ...
12:25 am GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Finally Redesigns Events, Adds Calendar and List Views So You Dont Miss Birthdays
Facebook has finally redesigned Events so you don't miss another party, birthday, or cool get-together your friends are going to. Today the site launches the Events Calendar so you can see what coming...
12:23 am GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch FreedomPop Teams With Sprint To Broaden Reach Of Its Freemium Internet Service
FreedomPop, the ambitious startup devoted to bringing freemium internet to the masses, has been awfully busy lately. The last time they popped up on our radar the company had just put its WiMAX-capabl...
12:13 am GMT - Thu, July 12, 2012
Techcrunch Stay.com Brings Its Social Travel Guides To Mobile, With Full Offline Maps
Stay.com says it can now put a city in your pocket, and in fact, it kind of can.The Oslo, Norway-based company is launching mobile apps so users can access its social travel guides on their phones. An...
11:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Demand Media Alums Invest $575,000 In iSpot.tv, A Platform For Social Marketing On TV
Since more and more people are watching TV with their mobile phones and tablets in hand, brands and advertisers are increasingly faced with a big problem: How do you reach audiences that are turning t...
11:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Releases Biggest iOS SDK Update Ever, Plus iOS 6 Hooks And iOS Dev Center
Facebook released today a major overhaul of its software development kit (SDK) for iOS, including support for the forthcoming iOS 6, plus a new iOS Dev Center that includes documentation and resources...
11:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Groups Start Showing Exactly Who Saw Each Post
No need to wonder if your family saw that reminded about dinner or if co-workers noticed you uploaded a powerpoint, as Facebook Groups will soon display a count and a list of names of who saw each pos...
10:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Launches New iOS Dev Center
Facebook today announced a brand-new version of its Facebook SDK for iOS, offering a ton of new features and perhaps most notably, support for iOS 6. (More on all this in a bit). But the company is al...
10:36 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Whats Driving Facebooks Olympics Deal With NBC? A Battle With Twitter For TV Presence
Facebook and NBC are expected to announce a partnership today for the London Olympic Games. In short, Facebook users will be reminded to watch NBCs coverage and NBC viewers will be reminded to join th...
10:29 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch How Not To Deal With The Media Part 94: Entitlement Edition
We interrupt our normal programming to bring you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the daily lives of your friendly neighbourhood tech writer. Now, over the years TechCrunch has grown up a little more,...
10:21 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Amazons Kindle Fire Gets A Taste Of Jelly Bean Thanks To Beta ROM
Well, today's shaping up to be a banner day for Kindle Fire owners. If the news of some nifty features for Kindle Fire games isn't enough to get owners hot and bothered, how about a nice dose of Andro...
09:55 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Care-Sourcing Site Care.com Picks Up Its German Equivalent, Betreut (Another Samwer Bros Special)
There's a clear modus operandi to the Samwer Brothers, the (in)famous but highly effective cloners out of Germany. Create a company similar to a large one outside the large 90-million-strong, wealthy ...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch 23andMe Makes First Acquisition, Nabs CureTogether To Double Down On Crowdsourced Genetic Research
Founded in 2006, 23andMe set out with an ambitious goal: To one day make the human genome searchable by becoming the go-to resource for personal genetic information. Leveraging DNA analysis technology...
09:43 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Popular TweetBot App Comes To Mac In Alpha Version, Hopefully Gets To Stay
Exciting news for fans of the popular Twitter iOS client, TweetBot: the company has just announced the launch of its highly anticipated desktop counterpart via blog post this morning. The good news? Y...
08:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch IBM Tweet Chat Today: The Economics Of IT What It Means In The New Age Of The Cloud and Big Data
I am moderating an IBM tweetchatthat starts in just a few minutes at 10 a.m. PST. The topic: The Economics of IT Cost and Benefits of Integrated Systems. Follow the hashtag #ExpertSysChat to particip...
08:39 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Reminder: Were In #TCCharlotte Tonight And Waiting To Hear Your Pitch
Hello, Charlotte! The TCMobile is now back in your beautiful city and we're ready to hang out tonight at Packard Place. We had a great night in Durham and we're ready for more NC.You can RSVP here and...
08:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Storage Wars! LogMeIns Cubby Bumps Referrals To 1 GB, Double That Of Dropbox
The online storage wars continue! Yesterday, Dropbox announced new pricing plans which doubled the storage space for users at no additional cost, and today, new player Cubby is also making a change th...
08:31 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Google Ventures Leads $5M Investment In Virtual Currency Startup Pocket Change
Pocket Change, a startup offering a virtual currency platform for Android games, has raised $5 million in a Series A round of funding.Creating a currency platform that works across Android games is al...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Kinvey Raises $5 Million For Mobile And Web App Backend As A Service
Kinvey, the TechStars startup out of Boston that provides a unique back end as a service (BaaS), has closed $5 million in a new Series-A round of financing, led by Avalon Ventures with Atlas Venture f...
07:13 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch WWE (Yep, Wrestling) Invests In Video Messaging Startup Touts $13.4 Million Series B
Tout, the service that lets you post real-time status updates, and another spin-out from SRI, the research institute that birthed Apple's Siri, is announcing today that it has closed $13.4 million in ...
06:10 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Pumps Up Kindle Fire Gaming With GameCircle, Opens APIs To Developers
Amazon has just announced a bit of good news for avid Kindle Fire gamers and developers -- the company has been working to revamp the gaming experience on their wallet-conscious tablet and have decide...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Social Media For The Fashion-Conscious: Chicisimo Chalks Up $800k In Angel Funding
Fashion -- as the saying goes -- never goes out of style, and that basic idea is bringing a rush of investment to online startups that want to hook into the colliding worlds of clothing and consumeris...
05:51 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Hub Ventures Debuts Seven Startups That Want To Change The World
Hub Ventures, a newSan Francisco-based startup acceleratorfocused on funding entrepreneurs building a better world" is hosting its demo day today at Hub Bay Area. This year's portfolio includes seven ...
05:51 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Hub Ventures Debuts 7 Startups That Want To Change The World
Hub Ventures, a newSan Francisco-based startup acceleratorfocused on funding entrepreneurs building a better world" is hosting its demo day today at Hub Bay Area. This year's portfolio includes seven ...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Starbucks For Android Brings Mobile Payments To Canada & U.K., Now Supports PayPal
Starbucks is expanding its mobile platform today with two big announcements. The first brings the company's Android app to Canada and the U.K., and the second involves an update for U.S. users. Starti...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch HTML5 Keeps Growing: Users Have Built One Million HTML5 Sites On Wix In The Past Three Months
Wix.com, a Java and HTML5 publishing platform, announced today that users have built over one million sites using their HTML5 tools since March. Wix, which began offering Flash tools in 2008, did not ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Fotopedia Partners With Expedia, Introduces In-App Hotel Reservations
Fotopedia's travel apps have been downloaded over 12 million times since the company's launch in 2011. Since then, the team has experimented with a number of monetization strategies, including paid ap...
04:28 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Make Hay While The Sun Shines: Music Download Service 7digital Riding The Coattails Of HTC
In the pre-app store days, getting your application or service 'on-deck', thereby shipping it pre-installed on millions of handsets, was the holy grail of mobile. These days, the market is little more...
03:57 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Kantar: Android Now Accounting For More Than Half Of All Android Sales Across U.S., Europe and Oz
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, a market analysis division of WPP, has today published its latest figures on mobile device sales across a number of key markets, and it looks like something of a milestone f...
03:57 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Kantar: Android Now Accounting For More Than Half Of All Smartphone Sales Across U.S., Europe and Oz
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, a market analysis division of WPP, has today published its latest figures on mobile device sales across a number of key markets, and it looks like something of a milestone f...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch AdRoll Raises $15M For Ad Retargeting, Round Led By Foundation Capital
AdRoll, one of the leaders in online ad retargeting, has raised a new $15 million round of funding.Back in February, the company announced that it had quadrupled revenue and become profitable in 2011....
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Symantec Gives Cloud Backup A Boost, Goes In On Backupifys $9 Million Series C
Backupify, the startup providing backup, search and restore solutions for online services like Google Apps, Salesforce, Facebook and Twitter, is announcing today that it's secured $9 million in Series...
02:37 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Tuenti, Telefonicas Answer To Facebook And Twitter, Opens Up To Users Worldwide
Tuenti, a Spanish social network with 13 million users that the carrier Telefonica majority-acquired back in 2010 for $99 million, is today kicking off a global launch -- the first time it will be ava...
02:13 pm GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch MobilyTrip Raises Further 300k To Help Travellers Create Journals On-The-Go
MobilyTrip, the mobile app and social network that lets travellers journal their trips, has raised a new round of financing: 300k from a group of angel investors, including Theo Hoffenberg, founder of...
11:19 am GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Chinas Top Mobile Ad Network, I-Media, Picks Up $20M From Kleiner Perkins, IDG
China is currently the largest mobile market in the world, and that is having a knock on effect on mobile investments on startups in the country: I-Media, a mobile ad network that claims to be China's...
09:50 am GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch CashStar Nabs $5 Million From Intel Capital And Others For Digital Gifting Platform
CashStar, a company that makes an online platform for giving digital gift cards, has raised $5 million in new funding.The new round included Intel Capital and existing investors Passport Ventures, FTV...
09:34 am GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch The Subtle Genius Of Google+ For iPad: Popular Posts Appear Bigger
You shouldn't have to squint at Like and retweet counts to discover the best content your social network has to offer. So withone simple design choice, Google+ for iPad(and Nexus 7 ) has created ...
08:07 am GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Glam Upgrades Social Network Builder Ning With Premium Ads, Mobile Web, And A VIP Version
Glam Media is announcing a flurry of new features today centering around Ning, the social network building service that it acquired last year. Collectively, they give some sense of what Ning looks lik...
07:13 am GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Seculert Gets $5.35 Million Investment For Cloud-Based Botnet Detection Service
Seculert announced a $5.35 million round of funding today led by Norwest Venture Partners for the Israeli company's next generation advanced threat detection service.Seculert is s a software-as-a-serv...
05:48 am GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn Is Gearing Up For A Redesign: Bigger Pictures, Anchored Menu (And A Life Less Tweeted)
LinkedIn these days may be the social network that isused most by those of us looking for a new job (andnot the place to read tweets), but the company has long wanted to be seen as the place for a who...
04:31 am GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Predictive Game Studio PrePlay Raises $3.1M Series A From Gary Vaynerchuck And Others
PrePlay, a New York-based predictive sports game startup, has raised $3.1 million in Series A funding. The company says it will use the funding to expand its staff and develop new apps for baseball an...
03:27 am GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Zendesk Now Offers Facebook Private Messages For Customer Service
Zendesk has a new feature for customers to send private Facebook messages that automatically go to agents as Zendesk customer servicetickets.Customers get the same experience that comes with sending m...
01:54 am GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Meraki Plans To Conquer Enterprise Wi-Fi, Hire Like Crazy With $40M In New Funding
An all-hands meeting at wireless network provider Meraki just closed with a bang: it's raised $40 million and is now looking for a 100,000 square foot office according to my sources. The financing com...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, July 11, 2012
Techcrunch Zombie SOPA? Congressman Introduces Pieces Of Defeated Bill, With Support From Former Opponent Issa
It's alive! Hollywood darling Representative Lamar Smith is attempting to reanimate portions of the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA)bit by bit.The Intellectual Property Attach Act, slipped in for consid...
11:29 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Telltale Galaxy Note Documents Spotted On T-Mobiles Website Ahead Of Launch
Well, if you needed any more proof that the Galaxy Note will soon make an appearance on T-Mobile's store shelves, take a gander at this. TmoNews has discovered that a slew of Galaxy Note related docum...
11:24 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch New Twitter Apps Are Here: Push Notifications From Your Favorite Tweeters, Better Expanded Tweets, More
Twitter is adding more features for iOS and Android today, allowing users to receive push notifications from Tweeters they select, giving users the ability to expand Tweets on their phone, improving s...
11:22 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterestification! Sociable Labs Signs Up Wine.com, 19 Others For Its Pinterest-Like EverShare Offering
The Pinterest effect on e-commerce sites continues: online wine retailer Wine.com, a company with $67 million in annual revenue, is adding a social shopping component to its website which not only loo...
11:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins Discrimination Case Presses On, Publicly: Next Court Date Set For July 20
The gender discrimination case brought against legendary Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins by one of its female partners, Ellen Pao, will continue to play out in the public arena -- ...
11:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Neat Launches NeatCloud And NeatMobile, Two New Document Storage Services
I've had a love affair with Neat scanners for a while now and the company has just updated their roster with two new cloud offerings, the aptly-named NeatCloud and a mobile scanning system called Neat...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch OpenFeints Jason Citron Raises $1.1M To Go After Core Gamers With New Startup Phoenix Guild
Just a year after selling his mobile-social gaming network OpenFeint to GREE for $104 million, Jason Citron is at it again. He's starting a new company called Phoenix Guild and has pocketed $1.1 milli...
10:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Songza Brings Its Core Feature, Concierge, To Android
Songza has long been one of my favorite music apps, and as an iPhone user, I've had access to all the latest and greatest features within it. But as I've mentioned the app to various friends and such,...
10:36 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Playcraft Labs Launches HTML5 Dev Tools, Aiming At Games And Beyond
HTML5 game engine Playcraft Labs officially launched today. The engine had been in a soft, beta launch since May. Founder and CEO Martin Wells, who started his first game company when he was 16, descr...
10:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Hardware Startups: Join Us At TechCrunch Disrupt In San Francisco
Disrupt has long been the birthplace of software startups - but that's changing. With the launch of Hardware Alley at Disrupt NY, we've inaugurated a very cool opportunity for hardware startups to gra...
10:17 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch #TCDurham: See You Tonight At Bay 7 (Updated Location)
We are headed towards Durham right now in the TCMobile but we have some very urgent news: the event will be held down the street from Tyler's at the American Tobacco Event Space called Bay 7. Bay 7 is...
09:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ For iPad Now Available With Hangouts, Events On Google+ For iPhone Flipped On
Announced at I/O last month, Google's Google+ iPad app has just gone live in the Apple App Store.Keep in mind that the iOS version is out before the Android version and with it comes a dynamic st...
09:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Revamps Pro Storage Plans, Doubles The Amount Of Space At No Extra Cost
Considering the sheer amount of data people produce every day, there's really no such thing as having too much storage space. Users of cloud storage service Dropbox seem to agree, which is why the com...
09:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Google Adds 20 Museums To Indoor Google Maps, Says More On The Way
Following the debut of indoor maps in Google Maps back in November, Google announced today that it's adding the indoor maps for twenty U.S. museums to its Maps app on Android. The museums added includ...
09:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Time Publisher Kimberly Kelleher Joins Blog Network Say Media As President, Troy Young Departs
Say Media(the blog and advertising network that owns ReadWriteWeb, XOJane, Dogster, and others) is announcing some big executive changes today. President Troy Young is stepping down from a full-time r...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt Hearts Argentinian, Brazilian & Israeli Startups Pavilions FTW!
Our hair-brained idea to pilot a Brazilian Pavilion at the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt has taken a life of its own!We expected 10 startups to show interest. Boy did we underestimate... There are now &...
08:54 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Paperless Postal System Zumbox Raises $10 Million Series C
Zumbox, the company which delivers your postal mail online in a digital format, has just closed a $10 million Series C round of funding, bringing its total raise to date to $28 million. The round incl...
08:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Investing $100 Million To Build Developer Community Is It Too Late?
Research in Motion (RIM) is investing $100 million investment to grow the developer community for the BlackBerry platform, according to e27, a blog covering the Asia tech scene.The immediate question ...
08:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Oracle Acquires Social Marketer Involver As Enterprise Giants Buy Rather Than Build For Tomorrow
Old world online marketers must build, buy, or die, and Oracle has made its choice. Oracle has just agreed to acquire Involver, just a month after the giant bought its competing social marketing platf...
08:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Bitly Announces $15M Round Led by Khosla Ventures, Says Controversial Redesign Increased User Sign Ups
Bitly just announced that it has raised $15 million in new funding led by Khosla Ventures.Back in May, The Verge reported that bitly was raising $20 million in new funding and preparing to launch a mo...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch DC City Council Shelves Uber Amendment Against Discounted Private Cars, Road Looks Clearer For UberX
An explosive day of online and traditional campaigning appears to have worked. The Washington DC city council was set to approve an amendment to its far-reaching taxi legislation that would have set a...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch DC City Council Shelves Uber Amendment Against Discounted Private Cars, Road Clears For UberX (For Now)
An explosive day of online and traditional campaigning appears to have worked -- at least for the present. The Washington DC city council was set to approve an amendment to its far-reaching taxi legis...
07:24 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Foundd Doesnt Just Recommend Good Movies, It Finds Movies A Group Can Agree On
Berlin-based Foundd is a new movie recommendation service launching this week, which not only finds you movies you would like to watch, but also helps a group decide on a movie they can watch together...
07:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch News360 Revamps Its iPad App: New Look, New Home Screen, New Reading Scores
News360 is releasing a new version of its iPad app today. It's meant to be a major revamp of the newsreading app, one that CEO Roman Karachinsky tells me has been in the works since August of last yea...
07:13 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsen: Internet Ads In Q1 Grew By 12.1% While Magazines Declined 1.4%
When it comes to revenue generation, online advertising may still be one of the smaller of all ad mediums, but it remains the fastest-growing. , outpacing other non-print formats like TV, radio and ci...
07:04 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Can Jolla Become MeeGos Saviour? CEO Plans Two Smartphones Already
It was almost a year ago in July that I jumped off the Tube at Oxford Circus in London's West End and wended my way deep into Soho to Nokia's chi-chi central London office. There, I sat down with a ha...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Subscription Commerce Startup Love With Food Raises $645,000 To Bring Gourmet Food To The Masses
500 Startups alum Love With Food has raised a $645,000 seed round led by Homestead.com founder Justin Kitch. The round also included investors like 500 Startups, Teec Angel Fund, Great Oaks VC, Manish...
06:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch App Developers Can Now Print To Walgreens; Company Outed As Aviarys Strategic Investor
You may have noticed a few of your favorite mobile photo sharing apps were updated last night or this morning with a new option: "print photos to Walgreens." It's not acoincidence, but is rather the r...
06:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch GroupMe Branches Out Into Group Buying, Launches New Experiences Service Into Beta
The team at GroupMe has certainly had an impressive ride so far after winning the Disrupt NY Hackathon in 2010, they quickly locked up some funding, and were eventually acquired by Skype.So whats nex...
05:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch An Honest Discussion About Being Gay, Working In Tech, And Living In The South
We didn't get the most amazing reaction when we announced that our Southeast Mini Meetup Tour would also have a partial focus on gay rights and homophobic legislation in the south. We're a tech blog, ...
05:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Shopify Teams Up With Tim Ferriss, Eric Ries, FUBU Founder To Help You Build A $1M eCommerce Biz
According to the Interactive Media In Retail Group, global eCommrece sales will surpass $1.25 trillion by 2013. As eCommerce continues to explode, Shopify wants to help you get a piece of the action. ...
05:19 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Israels UppSite Raises $2.1 Million For Its Simple Website-To-App Conversion Service
There's no shortage of services that will take your blog or your content and build an app out of it (our own Sarah Perez worked up a hefty Google Doc full of them a while back) but Israeli startup Upp...
04:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Apples New iPad Finally Comes To China July 20
A little over a week after finallysettling its iPad legal case against Proview to the tune of $60 million, Apple today is delivering some more good iPad news in China: it's going to start selling the ...
04:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch With Proview Settlement Done And Dusted, Apples New iPad Finally Comes To China July 20
A little over a week after finallysettling its iPad legal case against Proview to the tune of $60 million, Apple today is delivering some more good iPad news in China: it's going to start selling the ...
03:20 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Bridge: Nokias Incubator Gives Departing Employees 25k And More To Pursue Ideas That Nokia Has Not
Nokia may still be fighting some pretty major fires on its burning platform, but it's also building some bridges -- namely the Nokia Bridge incubator program -- to help those running from the flames, ...
02:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch JobVidi Throws Its Social Recruiting Hat In The Ring
It feels like Im being pitched a social recruiting service at a rate of about one a week at the moment, so hot is the space right now. That would suggest at least one thing: recruitment is still broke...
02:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Now With Sound Social Collections Platform Booklets Integrates With SoundCloud
Booklets, the 'social collections' platform that enables users to create and share HTML5-powered collections of text, images and -- now -- sound, has added integration with neighbouring SoundCloud (bo...
01:26 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Deutsche Post DHL Buys IntelliAd To Ramp Up Its Adtech Business
Some more consolidation in the adtech space: the German logistics, communications and postal giant Deutsche Post DHL has acquired IntelliAd, a German online marketing agency that specialises in optimi...
12:38 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Ukraines Team QuadSquad Wins Microsofts Imagine Cup With Its Sign Language-To-Speech Translation Gloves
During an awards ceremony in Sydney today, Ukraine's team quadSquad won this year's Microsoft Imagine Cup student technology competition thanks to its gloves that can translate sign language into spee...
12:38 pm GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Ukrainian Students Win Microsofts Imagine Cup With Their Sign Language-To-Speech Translation Gloves
During an awards ceremony in Sydney today, Ukraine's team quadSquad won this year's Microsoft Imagine Cup student technology competition thanks to its gloves that can translate sign language into spee...
09:31 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Cleversafe Brings Storage To Hadoop-Driven Big Data Analytics
Apache Hadoop is becoming the de facto infrastructure environment for pushing data across a distributed infrastructure to then later analyze with MapReduce for such uses as optimizing web pages, perso...
08:07 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Next Issue Media, The Netflix For Magazines, Comes To The iPad
Magazine fans, rejoice: Next Issue Media, probably the easiest and most economical way for you to read your favorite titles, is now available on the iPad.It's not a perfect analogy, but the easiest wa...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Paydiant Gets $12M More To Build Out Its White-Label Mobile Payments API
Paydiant, one of the more recent entrants in mobile payments, has closed a $12 million round of funding that it plans to use to build out its white-label, API-based product for banks and merchants to ...
07:54 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Ecommerce Sites Pay You To Peddle Their Affilliate Spam, But This Pin Is Not For Sale
It takes a lifetime to build up social capital, but now it's easier than ever to burn it all to earn some discounts via new ecommerce discovery site affiliate programs. But why should Fab, or The Fanc...
07:54 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Ecommerce Sites Pay You To Peddle Their Affiliate Spam, But This Pin Is Not For Sale
It takes a lifetime to build up social capital, but now it's easier than ever to burn it all to earn some discounts via new ecommerce discovery site affiliate programs. But why should Fab, or The Fanc...
06:51 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch 500px Snapped Up Recommendation Engine Algo Anywhere For $2 Million In Cash And Stock
500px, the Toronto-based startup that powers a super-slick photo sharing site, announced today that it has made its first acquisition with the purchase of Algo Anywhere, a startup also based in Toront...
06:06 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch The Oatmeals Legal Battle Ends (I Hope) With A Giant Bag of Money
Okay, there isn't much news here, but this is too fun not to post.If you're reading this, you probably don't need a lot of recapping of the legal dispute between cartoonist Matthew Inman, creator of T...
04:59 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Parallel Universe: SpaceBase Will Make For New Matrix-Style MMO Games
Parallel Universe is an Israeli technology company that promises video game companies with the capability to make Matrix-style games through parallel processing that allows for millions of objects to ...
04:59 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch YCs Parallel Universe Developing Spatial Databases For Matrix-Style Games
Parallel Universe is an Israeli technology company that promises video game companies the capability to make Matrix-style games through parallel processing, allowing millions of objects to be tracked ...
04:16 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Sexy Payments Startup Stripe Swipes $20M From General Catalyst, Sequoia, Thiel And More
White-hot payments startup Stripe has closed a $20 million Series B round of financing, led by General Catalyst with existing A-list investors Sequoia, Peter Thiel (personally) and angels Chris Dixon,...
04:02 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Archimedes Labs Backs M.dot In Their Largest Investment To Date
Archimedes Labs, a Palo Alto incubator, has made its largest startup investment to date, backing mobile web development startup M.dot. Neither side would disclose financial details. M.dot is still in ...
04:02 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch M.Dot Builds Better Mobile Site Creator, Gets Archimedes Labs Largest Investment Yet
Archimedes Labs, a Palo Alto incubator, has made its largest startup investment to date, backing mobile web development startup M.dot. Neither side would disclose financial details. M.dot is still in ...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch PadMapper Gets Craigslist Postings Again, Without Craigslists Help
Late last month, Craigslist dealt a big blow to apartment search website PadMapper, sending creator Eric DeMenthon a cease-and-desist letter demanding that he take down any Craigslist postings on his ...
01:57 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Acq-Retired Face.com, But Heres Why It Will Bank By Reviving Its Facial Recog API
Tagged photos are Facebook's lifeblood, and it would be happy to suck them out of other apps. That's why I suspect Facebook will resurrect Face.com's facial recognition API, even though it just shut i...
01:47 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Its Official: Pinterest, Mayor Ed Lee Confirm Move To San Francisco, Lee Opens Pinterest Acct In Celebration
Pinterest is pinning its name on a new office door: the company today officially announced that it is moving its offices from Palo Alto to San Francisco, confirming our reports from June that were fur...
01:47 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Its Official: Pinterest, SF Mayor Ed Lee Confirm Move To San Francisco, Lee Opens Pinterest Acct In Celebration
Pinterest is pinning its name on a new office door: the company today officially announced that it is moving its offices from Palo Alto to San Francisco, confirming our reports from June that were fur...
01:19 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Traffic Passes Google Referrals, Bing, Twitter & StumbleUpon
Online sharing service Shareaholic just released new data showing that Pinterest referral traffic is now beating out Twitter, StumbleUpon, Bing, and Google referral traffic (not Google organic, of cou...
01:17 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch DC City Councils Uber Amendment Would Force Sedans To Charge 5x Taxi Prices (And Kill UberX)
Uber cannot catch a break in Washington, DC. The city taxi commission tried to shut the private car service down last January over rule violations that it wasn't actually committing. Now the local gov...
01:17 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch DC City Council Uber Amendment Would Force Sedans To Charge 5x Minimum Taxi Prices (Kill UberX)
Uber cannot catch a break in Washington, DC. The city taxi commission tried to shut the private car service down last January over rule violations that it wasn't actually committing. Now the local gov...
01:01 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch GitHub Pours Energies Into Enterprise, Raises $100 Million From Power VC Andreessen Horowitz
Andreesen Horowitz is investing an eye-popping $100 million into GitHub, the ever popular repository for developers to post code and collaborate.It's GitHub's first infusion of venture capital. Founde...
01:01 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch GitHub Pours Energies into Enterprise Raises $100 Million From Power VC Andreessen Horowitz
Andreesen Horowitz is investing an eye-popping $100 million into GitHub, the ever popular repository for developers to post code and collaborate.It's GitHub's first infusion of venture capital. Founde...
12:55 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Penelope Trunk Calls Bullshit On Traditional Publishing, Launches Her New Book Exclusively On Hyperink
Writer and entrepreneur Penelope Trunk has a new book coming out called The New American Dream, but you won't find it in your local bookstore. Instead, she's publishing it exclusively with startup Hyp...
12:07 am GMT - Tue, July 10, 2012
Techcrunch Congressman Darrell Issa Signs Declaration Of Internet Freedom
Representative Darrell Issa (CA-49) signed the Declaration of Internet Freedom, a broad online declaration that aims to keep the internet free and open. Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Gover...
11:36 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Gamification Startup SessionM Brings On Hires From Apple And Google
SessionM CEO and co-founder Lars Albright says the company has been recruiting aggressively since it raised a $20 million Series B a few months ago. Today, he's announcing three big hires from Apple a...
11:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On The Boy King: The Truth About Mark Zuckerberg From Facebook Employee #51 [TCTV]
A few months ago, I had Doug Edwards, Google employee #59, on the show to confess all about Google's early days. But whatever Google ex-employees can do, ex-Facebook employees can do better. So instea...
11:19 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch CEO Heins Wants To Restore Faith In RIM, Hints At First BlackBerry 10 Phone In January
And RIM's post-earnings PR offensive continues. This time, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins sat down with the folks at CIO for an in-depth interview about himself and the company's future, and as you may expect...
10:54 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Role Reversal: Hulus Original Programming To Air On Real TV
Some interesting news for streaming service Hulu today: in a role reversal of sorts, the company is bringing its own original programming to television for the first time with the debut of "Spoilers" ...
10:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch VoiceBunny Launches CrowdVoicing Service, Aims To Be The Amazon Mechanical Turk of Voiceovers
VoiceBunny, a startyup coming out of beta today, aims to make it easier and cheaper to get a professional-quality voiceover.Co-founder and CEO Alexander Torrenegra says that using the traditional proc...
10:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: A New iPad And Free Ticket To Disrupt SF! #TCDisrupt
We hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July and an awesome weekend. You may have noticed that we didn't have a Disrupt SF ticket giveaway last Friday. That is because we wanted to wait since we have s...
09:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Marc Benioff, Ben Horowitz And Joel Klein Are All Ready To Disrupt SF
Our TechCrunch Disrupt event is coming back to San Francisco this September 8 to 13, and the agenda is coming together fast. Andreesen Horowitz cofounder Ben Horowitz will open the show, andSalesforce...
09:23 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Plivo Launches Its Scalable API Platform For Voice & SMS Apps
Plivo, a telephony startup from the current Y Combinator batch, is today launching its API platform for voice and SMS applications. Despite the sound of it, Plivo is not a direct competitor with devel...
08:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce.com Reported To Buy GoInstant for $70 Million
GoInstant made its debut at TechCrunch Disrupt last fall. Today, the browser collaboration startup has reportedly been acquired by Salesforce.com for $70 million, according to a story in the Wall Stre...
08:18 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Muxi Takes On LinkedIn With Mobile-First Social Network For Professionals
Is there room for another social network in the age of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn? According to newly launched, mobile-first startup Muxi, the answer to that question is "yes," and specifically, i...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Eruptive Games Takes $1M For Zombie Killing, Action-Adventure Social Games
Eruptive Games, a Vancouver-based developer that's shortly set to launch a zombie-killing game called Citizen Grim, just picked up $1 million in funding. Investors include Kevin Colleran, who was one ...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Betable Brings Legal Gambling Mechanics To Social Game Developers
Over the last several months, we've seen a slew of casino game launches from indie developers to the behemoth in the room, Zynga. The issue is that while it's easy to create a casino-style game, it ca...
07:53 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft VP: Windows 8 To Be Officially Released In Late October
Microsoft kicked off its Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto with a bit of a bang earlier today -- during the event's keynote address, Microsoft VP and Windows CFO Tami Reller revealed when manufa...
07:39 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Playfire Acquired By European Games Retailer Green Man Gaming
Longtime UK gaming community startup Playfire has been acquired by Green Man Gaming, an independent games retailer in Europe. Terms were undisclosed, however sources tell us that it "was a good deal f...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Pokki Releases Instagrille 2.0, An Updated Instagram Desktop App For Windows
Sweetlabs, a four year-old, Google Ventures-backed startup, is releasing Instagrille 2.0, a completely revamped version of its current application, on its Pokki app platform. The new app gives users f...
06:38 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T To Offer Exclusive Pink Lumia 900 Starting On July 15
If you thought the standard black, white, and cyan Lumia 900s just weren't eye-catching enough, you may want to keep your schedule clear this Sunday. Nokia confirmed earlier this year that they would ...
06:32 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch ThriveHive Raises $1.5 Million For Small Biz Marketing Subscription Service
ThriveHive, a new marketing platform for small businesses, is today announcing it has closed $1.5 million in seed funding in a round which includedMIT Professor Ed Roberts, Mitch Roberts and Jean Hamm...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Ukrainian Students Develop Gloves That Translate Sign Language Into Speech
There is no dearth of impressive student projects here at the finals of Microsoft's Imagine Cup in Sydney, but one of the six finalists that caught my attention was a project called EnableTalk by the ...
06:25 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch NBCUniversal Ramps Up Film Exposure In China With Youku Premium Deal For 100 Films
NBCUniversal continues to ramp up international streaming deals as a way of getting its content in a non-pirated (read: revenue-generating) format out to the masses. Today, the media company is making...
06:19 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch The Writer By Jaquet Droz: Getting to Know an Over 200 Year Old Android
Europe in the mid to late 18th century was not as backwards as some people may believe. In fact, much of the developed world was at a point of incredible intellectual advancement. In Switzerland, for ...
06:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Reminder: #TCATL Is Kicking Off At 6pm Tonight
We're live in Hotlanta tonight from 6pm to 10pm at Sweetwater Brewery. We have over a thousand RSVPs and we want you guys to beat NYC in terms of turn-out and energy, so head over here to RSVP and bri...
05:54 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Tripl, The Social Network For Travelers, Makes A Mini-Pivot With A Focus On Design
Tripl, a new social startup that launched back in December of 2011, has just undergone a mini-pivot (if you will). The service once tried to link friends (and friends of friends) who might be travelin...
05:21 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Kayaks IPO Moves Forward, Prices Shares At $22-$25
Kayak's perpetually-delayed IPO finally moved forward today, as the company has officially announced it has priced its shares between $22 and $25, and will begin trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker...
05:17 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks App Center Goes International: Open To English-Speaking Countries; Translation Tool Added
Last week we got a little clue that Facebook was gearing up to take its App Center to markets outside the U.S., when it began to appear in the UK. As of today, it's official: Facebook has now extended...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch PE Firm Madison Dearborn Pays $100M For A Majority Stake In Cloud Video Company QuickPlay Media
Cloud video services company QuickPlay Media is announcing today that Chicago-based private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners will be paying about $100 million to take a majority stake in the comp...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch CampusLive Rebrands as Dailybreak, With $5 Million In New Funding And A New CEO
CampusLive was founded in 2008, primarily to provide brands with a way to engage with notoriously fickle college students. To do so, it offers up a platform to create and distribute challenges, which ...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch AlienVault Grabs $22M From Kleiner, Sigma To Bring Open Source Security To Government, Higher Ed & More
Over the last few years, we've seen an increase in the number of high profile hacks and cyber attacks and, as a result, both government and enterprise finally began making security a priority and addr...
04:44 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch IT Outsourcing Consolidation: Freelancer.com Buys Scriptlance, Now Numbers 4M Users
A bit of consolidation in the world of online IT outsourcing: Freelancer.com has bought one of its competitors, Canada'sScriptlance, in an all-cash deal to spearhead its move into the country and expa...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Project Oscar, UKs Multi-Carrrier Mobile Payment JV, Could Get Regulator Nod This Summer
Orange, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica's O2 are all pushing ahead on their own mobile payment services, but in a bid to outpace companies like Apple and Google that may disintermediate them...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Project Oscar, UKs Multi-Carrier Mobile Payment JV, Could Get Regulator Nod This Summer
Orange, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica's O2 are all pushing ahead on their own mobile payment services, but in a bid to outpace companies like Apple and Google that may disintermediate them...
02:10 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Mind Candy Acquires Origami Blue Games Studio To Become Its Labs Arm
Mind Candy, the company behind the successful Moshi Monsters online kids game and character franchise, has acquired a games studio, Origami Blue, to power a new initiative being dubbed Candy Labs. The...
01:25 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch NewsWhip Scores Angel Funding To Use Social Signals To Surface The News
NewsWhip, a service that surfaces the latest news based on social signals from Facebook and Twitter, has raised an Angel round from Hal Philipp, founder and former CEO of Quantum Research Group (which...
01:07 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Gartner: Enterprise IT Spend Will Pass $3.6 Trillion In 2012, Cloud Investments Rise To $109B
Gartner has updated its forecasts on IT spend worldwide: spend in areas like hardware, software, and IT services are going to drive total investment of $3.6 trillion into IT overall. Gartner calls tha...
12:08 pm GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Never Mind The Hype, Conversocials Latest Hire Points To Real Signs Of Growth In Silicon Roundabout
Naysayers of 'Silicon Roundabout' (or Tech City, to use its UK Government-sanctioned name) can certainly point to some of the giddy PR surrounding the area as evidence of hype. But when you join up th...
10:54 am GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Knowledge Tree Raises $4.75 Million To Advance SaaS-Based Document Management
Knowledge Tree started as an on-premise software company. In 2010, the company pivoted to the cloud. Today, the software-as-a-service (SaaS) company originally from South Africa announced a $4.75 mill...
09:30 am GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Recruiting Rules Everything Around You
Recruiters suck! On this we can all agree. You don't need to set up a honeypotto know the majority are just lurking LinkedIn and spamming software engineers for their next lottery ticket. Most people ...
06:37 am GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch How Pebble And Other Product Phenomenons Killed It On Kickstarter
It's a good time to be Kickstarter. The crowdfunding platform has had a blockbuster year, breaking into mainstream consciousness with campaigns that raised millions of dollars,like the Pebble e-paper ...
04:32 am GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Track Record In China Sets Ciscos TOS Scandal In A More Sinister Light
Cisco did some apologizing this past week. The networking giant apologized for all the confusion about Cisco Connect Cloud and the suspect terms of servicethat many people viewed as a way for the comp...
03:37 am GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Impermanent Data Apps, The Newest Weapons In The War For Messaging
Earlier this week, Josh Constine wrote an epic piece on Facebook, Google and Apples impending messaging war. As Constine explains, we have most likely reached peak SMS, that is, text messaging is on t...
03:30 am GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Chirp, Chirp
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02:30 am GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Your Mobile Phone Is The Least Social Device You Own
No buzzwords are more prominent in todays Silicon Valley lexicon than social and mobile. Theyre so big that they have their own love-child buzzword, SoLoMo (social-local-mobile, the nerd equivalent of...
01:21 am GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE Review: Solid Little Phone, Awfully Big Name
Does bigger always mean better? It depends on who you ask of course, but more than a few major smartphone manufacturers would probably say yes. Even the notorious hold-outs at Apple are rumored to be ...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, July 9, 2012
Techcrunch Hey, Thats Mine! Give It Back! The Fallacy Of The International Clone
I have spent a lot of time in Brazil, working on my startup Colingo, about a month ago I was in Sao Paulo for Dave McClures Geeks on A Plane.Brazil is a hot market with many firms like Accel and the f...
10:40 pm GMT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Techcrunch Nokias Richard Kerris: People Wont Remember Our Troubles By Next Spring
According to Richard Kerris, Nokia's global head of developer relations, Nokia's troubles are today will be all but forgotten come next year. By spring, he said during an interview in Sydney, Australi...
09:41 pm GMT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Techcrunch How Colleges Are Becoming Entrepreneurial
Colleges are starting to become startup incubators by offering a variety of classes and programs in order to help students pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions. This is good news for students becaus...
08:06 pm GMT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Techcrunch Ad Retargeter Criteo: People Who Click On Ads Totally Arent Losers
What kind of person clicks ads? When I talk to ad companies, there's a lot of discussion about how ads are supposed to be relevant, targeted based on user intent, and so on, but I've never entirely sh...
07:40 pm GMT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Techcrunch Indias Prizm Payments On Track To Hit $50B In Transactions, Plans Square-Style Service For Feature Phones
One of the more innovative moves in mobile commerce has been the rise of services like Square, PayPals Here, iZettle, Payleven, and mPowa, which are based around using a dongle to turn a smartphone in...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Techcrunch The 20 Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2012 (So Far)
Halfway into 2012, there are now more than 1.2 million mobile applications available to download to iOS and Android devices. With so many options literally at our fingertips including dozens of worth...
03:25 pm GMT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Techcrunch Tmura: The Non-Profit that Uses Israeli Startup Exits to Do Good
Tmura, an Israeli non-profit, is closing on its 10-year anniversary. In a decade's worth of work it has contributed a whopping $6.3M+ to educational programs. The extraordinary amount isn't the r...
01:30 pm GMT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Techcrunch 8 Ways Mobile Developers Can Make The Most Money On Their Apps
Have a mobile app? Wondering if advertising can help you make money from that app? Here are eight must-know tips to help you turn mobile app inventory into dollars.1. It takes customers to make moneyW...
08:08 am GMT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Techcrunch Bringing Technologies To Mobile Applications
I started as a mobile entrepreneur in the pre-iPhone era in 2006 as the founder of SnapTell, the first successful mobile app in the image recognition space. SnapTell was acquired by Amazons subsidiary...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Techcrunch Could Cloud Gaming Kill The Next-Generation Video Game Console?
The current game consoles are getting a bit long in the tooth, but signs point to late 2013 as the earliest that a replacement for either the PlayStation or Xbox consoles to come online. But then inte...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Samsung Galaxy S III
I said in my review that the Samsung Galaxy S III is the phone you've been waiting for, and the same holds true in this latest episode of Fly Or Die. John and I took a look at the various specs, namel...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Techcrunch To Subscribe Or Not Subcribe? That Is The eCommerce Question
According to my twitter feed subscription commerce is an overblown, shark jumping smoke screen and the companies that created the model are abandoning it left and right.The comparison to the flash sal...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, July 8, 2012
Techcrunch To Subscribe Or Not Subscribe? That Is The eCommerce Question
According to my twitter feed subscription commerce is an overblown, shark jumping smoke screen and the companies that created the model are abandoning it left and right.The comparison to the flash sal...
11:50 pm GMT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Techcrunch Is The Lumia 1001 Nokias First Windows Phone 8 Device?
With Windows Phone 8's launch fast approaching, it not exactly a surprise to hear that Nokia is slaving away on some new hardware. The Nokia Lumia 910 -- which some suspect is a Lumia 900 meant for T-...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Techcrunch UserVOD Helps Mobile Developers (Virtually) Look Over Users Shoulders
It must be something in the air. A few weeks ago, ClickTale released a version of its visitor recording and activity heatmap product for the mobile web. On Thursday, we wrote about Delight.io's servic...
07:22 pm GMT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Techcrunch iPad Mini Said To Look Like A Large 3G iPod Nano, Be As Thin As A 4G iPod Touch
Watch out for iPad mini rumors! They're dropping left and right, and odds are, at least a few of them are going to be on target.The latest state that the so-called iPad mini will be thinner than the K...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Act 2.0: Free Agency Is Still There, Still A Problem
On May 22nd, Sens. Moran and Warner were joined by Sens. Rubio and Coons in introducing Startup Act 2.0, a revised version of legislation proposed last December that contained questionable provisions ...
06:45 pm GMT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Techcrunch Louis C.K. Responds To Online Ticket Sales Experience: Scalpers Opinions Have Been Enlightening
When Louis C.K. announced that he was selling tickets to his shows for $45, cutting out ticket middlemen entirely, the response was fairly giddy. As of this writing, he sold $6,102,000 in tickets, not...
06:29 pm GMT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Techcrunch Paul Carrs NSFW Corporation Has Officially Launched And There Is Much Rejoicing
Paul Carr's NSFW Corp has officially launched, bringing us all from the doldrums and despair of the Age of Pisces and into the majesty of the Age of Aquarius. The site, essentially the news of the day...
06:15 pm GMT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Techcrunch Greenway Wants To Put An End To Traffic Jams
Traffic jams are annoying, but they are also responsible for extra CO2 emissions and plenty of wasted productivity. Greenway, Germany's entry into Microsoft's 10th Imagine Cup student technology compe...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Techcrunch Heads Up! This Was Googles Apple Moment
It looked like the X Games, but it was the most significant product launch of the decade so far. For the first time, Google did what Apple has done thrice, with the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Granted, Ap...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Techcrunch Google TV Needs To Decide: Platform Or Closed Ecosystem
There is no debating that consumer adoption of Google TV is extremely disappointing.Logitech has dropped out of the business, several online publications including this one have declared the platform ...
10:55 am GMT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Techcrunch StethoCloud: Australian College Students Build A Digital Stethoscope And Mobile App To Fight Childhood Pneumonia
The finals of Microsoft' Imagine Cup, the world's largest student technology competition, are taking place in Sydney this week and StethoCloud, the Melbourne-based home team, is definitely making a go...
09:24 am GMT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Techcrunch Tipflare: Two MIT Seniors Build A One-Stop Shop For Recommendations On Anything
With so much information, content and so many services now living online, there's a lot of choice -- even for something as simple as where to go to buy a new pair of socks. Oh, and there's a lot of da...
06:15 am GMT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Might Be Working On A Job Board, But Dont Get Too Excited
Stop the presses! Facebook and LinkedIn are going to become archrivals in the recruiting market! At least, that's the subtext of a new article in the Wall Street Journal which reports that Facebook pl...
05:50 am GMT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Implies It Can Still Shake Down Facebook For Patent Money. Bloody Unlikely
Yahoo and Facebook signed a contract today that says they cannot sue each other over patents. Yet Yahoo may be trying to convince investors thatFacebook would still pay to buy or license some Yahoo in...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Techcrunch How to Get One Of Dells Linux-Based Developer Laptops And Become A Sputnik Beta Cosmonaut
Dell has a skunks works project underway to offer a Linux-based laptop made for developers. Now it is offering a beta program that will allow a small group of developers to get one of the laptops and ...
02:32 am GMT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Techcrunch Addvocate: Salesforces Former Head Of Social Marcus Nelson Preps A New Social Enterprise Startup
Marcus Nelson, co-founder of customer service startup UserVoice, left his role as head of social media at Salesforce.com back in April to start a company called Addvocate and now he's starting to tal...
02:26 am GMT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Techcrunch Sonys $380 Million Gaikai Acquisition Shows LAs Technical Talent
Sonys announcement this week to buy Gaikai for $380 million shines a light on the startup ecosystem in Los Angeles and the explosive growth thats taking place. Though the majority of the conversation ...
02:10 am GMT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Techcrunch Blogception
The tech news cycle is a desperate bitch, as we've brought upbefore; A brief rundown of yesterday's bitchmeme sparked by a mere tweet from my colleague MG Siegler once again proves how absurd it is."I...
01:16 am GMT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Techcrunch So, Thats It For Thunderbird
Mozilla is not "stopping" Thunderbird development, it has just decided that: "continued innovation on Thunderbird is not the best use of ourresources given our ambitious organizational goals." And it'...
01:08 am GMT - Sat, July 7, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Put Down That iPad 8,000 Mobile Devices Left At Top U.S. Airports
The flight is boarding and you are in a rush. You get on the plane. At 10,000 feet, you reach into your bag. Your laptop is not there.It happens all the time. In fact, according to a new survey, mor...
11:27 pm GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Search Adds Search Within People You Follow, Autocomplete, Related Results
Twitter has just implemented a massive set of improvements to search, allowing you to search just within tweets of people you follow, autocomplete, and related results including similar hashtags and u...
11:06 pm GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch PSA: Check Your Computer For DNSChanger Or Risk Getting Booted Off The Web On Monday
It's something of a 21st Century nightmare -- headlines are declaring that come Monday morning, thousands of people could wake up to a startling lack of Internet access all because of a crafty bit of ...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Remember: See Us In Savannah, Georgia Tonight At 6pm
Here we go: tomorrow we're heading to the offices of Creative Coast, 15 West York Street for our first ever Savannah meet-up. We're excited to see what Savannah has to offer. You can RSVP here.Special...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Over iPhone App Launches To Make Adding Beautiful Typography To Pictures Fun And Easy
Photo editing apps are pretty popular, which becomes obvious when you see things like Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of Instagram. And there's a ton of them, so sorting through the various capabili...
10:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Ron Pauls Anti-Net Neutrality Internet Freedom Campaign Distorts Liberty
The libertarian super-duo, Congressmen Ron and Rand Paul, launched an "Internet Freedom" campaignthis week that has come out swinging against net neutrality, branding it as a clever attempt at more go...
09:53 pm GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo and Facebook Bury The Hatchet, Sign Deal To Cross-License Their Entire Patent Portfolios
Facebook and Yahoo are calling off their heated patent lawsuit battle, and in fact have just signed a deal to cross-license their entire patent portfolios to each other without money changing hands, s...
09:53 pm GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo and Facebook Agree To Cross-License Not Just Some Patents, But Their Entire Patent Portfolios
Facebook and Yahoo are calling off their heated patent lawsuit battle, and in fact have just agreed to cross-license their entire patent portfolios to each other without money changing hands, sources ...
09:53 pm GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo and Facebook Confirm Deal To Cross-License Their Patent Portfolios, Sell Ads Together
Facebook and Yahoo are calling off their heated patent lawsuit battle, and in fact have just agreed to cross-license their entire patent portfolios to each other without money changing hands, sources ...
09:34 pm GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Vevo Brings Call Me Maybe (And 50,000 Other Music Videos) To The Mobile Web
If you get a sudden hankering to watch Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" (who hasn't?), and the only device handy is your iPhone, starting today there's even less standing between you and instant gra...
08:39 pm GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Teenage Sexting Is Becoming The Norm
"Under most existing laws, if our findings were extrapolated nationally, several million teens could be prosecuted for child pornography," explains a new study on teen sexting, which finds that a whop...
08:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch How Big Is Too Big? Samsungs New Galaxy Note Said To Sport 5.5-Inch Screen
I don't know too many people who would look at the Galaxy Note and its 5.3 inch display and say "y'know, it would be great if this thing was just a little bigger," and I now I know why. As it turns ou...
07:39 pm GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Hooray! Google Now Gets Ported From Jelly Bean To Ice Cream Sandwich
Good news, Android fans. A developer over on the forever awesome XDA Developers forums has figured out how to extract Google Now from Android Jelly Bean and port it over to devices running Ice Cream S...
06:50 pm GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Apple Developing A Thinner And Cooler 9.7-inch Retina-Equipped iPad For A Q4 Release
There might be a new new iPad soon. Apple is reportedly retooling the new iPad to feature a different battery and LCD backlighting scheme, resulting in a device that's less hot and with the thickness ...
06:18 pm GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Is Reportedly Working On A Smartphone, But Cracking The Market Wont Be Easy
Amazon's Kindle Fire has done a remarkable job carving out its own niche in the tablet space, and it seems a sequel is already barreling down the pipeline for a release in the coming months. That new ...
06:16 pm GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Resets App Ratings For Developers Affected By App Crashing Bug, But Negative Reviews Remain
One more update on this week's "app-ocalypse" - Apple says it has resolved the issue which caused iOS and Mac apps to crash upon launch, and it has now pushed out new, untainted updates to fix the pre...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Gaming Startup Zipline Games Raises $750,000 More From Seattle Angels
So can we all agree that the future of gaming is mobile, and if you're not building fun apps for your game studio, you're missing out on a huge potential audience and huge monetization opportunity? If...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Imagine Cup Student Competition Turns 10, Gets Underway In Sydney
Microsoft's Imagine Cup is probably one of the world's most best-known student technology competitions and Microsoft itself likes to call it "the world's premier student technology competition." Every...
10:31 am GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Higgs Boson For The Layman
Yesterday afternoon, I was looking for a science-obsessed TC writer to take on the Higgs Boson story. Instead, I got an extremely elegant Yammer summation of the discovery news from TechCrunch executi...
09:32 am GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch British Airways Borders On Creepy With Know Me Google Identity Check
Using Google to develop passenger dossiers wth Google Images? Now that's what you call customer service!At least that's British Airways spin. Privacy advocates call it ....
07:01 am GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch 500Friends Predicts And Rewards Big Retailers Most Valuable Customers
Not all customers are created equal that's the idea behind a new product from Y Combinator-backed loyalty startup 500Friends.The company already allowed businesses to reward customers for activity li...
06:27 am GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Ridejoy Will Roll Out Drivers License Verification, Re-Launch BurningManRides On Tuesday
Seeking to stand out in a crowded field of questionably differentiable ride-sharing companies, Ridejoy will release digital identification verification for drivers licenses and passports on Tuesday. T...
05:27 am GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Big Data Startup Clustrix Raises $6.75 Million From Sequoia And Others To Build Scalable Databases
Big data is becoming big business. Pretty much everyone is chasing after the opportunity to take a shit-ton of unstructured data, and well, structure it. That means taking huge databases and making th...
03:55 am GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsen: Digital Music Sales Up 14% So Far This Year, On Pace To Set New Sales Record
Nielsen today announced its 2012 mid-year SoundScan numbers for the U.S. and the trends look pretty familiar: digital album sales were up 14% compared to the same time period last year and digital tra...
03:43 am GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Fab.com For The Mass Market: NoMoreRack Sees $46M In 2012 Revenue With No Outside Funding
While many flash sales sites focus on luxury products and/or fashion, NYC-based startup NoMoreRack is finding success by bringing consumers the stuff they need in everyday life at significantly-reduce...
03:02 am GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Seedrs Goes Live To Help Crowdfund The Gap In Idea-Stage Investing
Seed funding is difficult to raise in Europe. Often, very difficult. Though some might say that it should be when a company is only at the idea stage. But thats a view that is in stark contrast with S...
02:15 am GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Index Shows iOS Programming Language Now In Top 3 As Mobile Development Booms
For the first time in years. Objective-C is now more popular than C++, showing proof that mobile development is surging ahead as we enter the post-PC era.Objective-C is the object oriented p...
02:10 am GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Delight.io Lets Developers See What Beta Users Are Really Doing In Their Apps
Good developers are constantly trying to get feedback on the user experience and navigation of their apps, in an effort to improve them before launch. But few tools exist right now that allow them to ...
12:29 am GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Tapjoy Looks Beyond Gaming, Brings Virtual Rewards To Popcornflix
Tapjoy is best known as a monetization service for mobile games, but the company is working to expand into other industries. Case in point a just-announced partnership with movie-streaming site Popco...
12:28 am GMT - Fri, July 6, 2012
Techcrunch Olympus Yells Me Too! With The MEG4.0 Wearable Display Prototype
Watch out, Google. Here comes Olympus with the MEG4.0 and don't dismiss this as a Google Glass knockoff. Olympus has been researching and developing wearable displays for more than 20 years. The MEG4....
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Responds To App Crashing Issues, Has A Dedicated Team Working On A Fix
Just a quick update on the issues plaguing Apple's iOS and Mac App Stores: Apple has now informed developers that it's aware of the problem and is working on a resolution. For background, a serious pr...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Responds To And Fixes App Crashing Issues, DRM Software To Blame
Just a quick update on the issues plaguing Apple's iOS and Mac App Stores: Apple has now informed developers that it's aware of the problem and is working on a resolution. For background, a serious pr...
11:18 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Southern Start-Ups: Tomorrow Were Coming To Savannah!
Here we go: tomorrow we're heading to the offices of Creative Coast, 15 West York Street for our first ever Savannah meet-up. We expect a few hundred folks to roll out and we'll have some excellent fo...
11:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Doug Purdy And Mike Schroepfer To Join Us At This Years CrunchUp
Summer is here and our annual CrunchUp mini-conference is just a month away. The focus this year is on Facebook, its developer ecosystem, and how it is adapting its product and business to a mobile-fi...
10:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Rocket Launch Numbers Startup Signs Up 1,000 Developers in First Day
These are numbers any startup would love to post.In its first day, Bridge signed up 1,000 developers. In the span of one week the messaging platform has delivered more than 60 million messages. It has...
10:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Rocket Launch Numbers Bridge Signs Up 1,000 Developers for Messaging Platform in First Day
These are numbers any startup would love to post.In its first day, Bridge signed up 1,000 developers. In the span of one week the messaging platform has delivered more than 60 million messages. It has...
10:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch ZipLists Web Clipper Turns Pinterest Recipes Into Shopping Lists
ZipList, the shopping list startup nabbed byCond Nast in April for a reported $14 million, has just added a nifty little tool that makes the "inspirational" imagery found on Pinterest a bit more pract...
10:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Samsungs New Galaxy S III Combines LTE And Quad-Core Processor
There's an argument to be made that Samsung's Galaxy S III is the best Android phone on the market today, but that doesn't mean that its formula can't be improved upon.Case in point: now the Galaxy S ...
10:04 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Mint Competitor HelloWallet Brings Its Personal Finance Service To Android
HelloWallet, the self-described Mint competitor which closed a $12 million Series B earlier this year, is now bringing its personal finance service to a second mobile platform: Android. Previously, av...
09:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed LeanMarket Aims To Bring Real-Time Bidding To The Masses
"Real-time bidding" (where advertisers automatically bid on each ad impression) is a phrase that you hear more and more in the online ad world, but LeanMarket founder Cyrus Lohrasbpour says it's still...
08:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch FairPlay DRM May Be To Blame For Widespread iOS & Mac App Crashes
Developers are frustrated over what appears to be an issue with corrupt app store binaries being served by Apple, which is leading otherwise functional iOS and Mac applications to immediately crash up...
06:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Is This A Thing? A Business Man Carries iPad In His Pants Through Grand Central Station
Every morning, my girlfriend walks through Grand Central Station in New York City on her way to work, and every morning, she sees something odd. Such is the nature of living in the Big Apple. This hap...
06:36 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Wikileaks To Publish Millions Of Emails From Syrian Officials
Wikileaks has just announced that they're processing a trove of 2.4 million emails from and to Syrian officials that details the links between the internationally despised regime and outside governmen...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch AppHero Raises $1.8 Million For App Recommendation Service Which Learns Your Interests From Facebook
Following Apple'sacquisitionof Chomp, the app search and discovery business continues to heat up. Last month, app search startupQuixeyraised a healthy $20 million Series B, and today a much younger st...
06:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch From The Heart Of Beirut, Startup Accelerator Seeqnce Plans To Thrive
If you were going to choose an interesting place to run an accelerator program for startups, Beirut would probably be one place you'd pick. I recently travelled to the city to meet with Seeqnce, a uni...
06:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Noom Weight Loss Coach Gets A Revamp After Company Hit 13.5M Organic Downloads On Android
Noom Weight Loss Coach, an Android app that has seen over 5 million organic downloads, has just undergone a major redesign. The usual wheel on the homescreen has been replaced with a task list that sh...
06:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Weekend Columbus: An Empire Is Born
As I sit here with 75% of my laptop battery left, drenched in sweat, in a totally dark house, recapping my first Startup Weekend experience unfortunately I am one of the last of the 500,000 central O...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Quietly Reveals The LTE-Friendly, Kevlar-Clad Atrix HD
Rumors and questionable leaks of Motorola's next Atrix device have been making the rounds for what seems like ages, but Motorola finally put all that speculation to rest last night. The company recent...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch The Warby Parker Of Gadgets? YBUY Gets $1M From Schmidts Tomorrow Ventures To Open Its 50k-Strong Waitlist For Test-Driving iPads, Jawbones And More
The retail world of consumer electronics is a tough game, with a lot of the traditional bricks-and-mortar trade continually pushing online to compete against the likes of Amazon and eBay for consumers...
04:34 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Waze Doubles Its User Base To 20 Million In 6 Months
Waze, the Israel-based social navigation and traffic service, today announced that it now has 20 million users. That's quite a milestone for any startup, but what makes this number so impressive is th...
02:08 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Housebites Adds Do-It-Yourself Option To Its Airbnb-For-Takeout
Housebites, which we've previously described as the UK's Airbnb-for-takeout, is launching a new product in Beta today: Housebites Fresh -- a subscription service that aims to let anybody cook at home ...
01:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch First Came Facebook Disconnect; Now, Open Graph Redirect, A Plug-In To Read FB Open Graph Links Without The Apps
A new Chrome plug-in that lets users bypass the installation of Facebook apps, but still consume the content your friends are sharing via those Facebook-enabled apps, has been picking up users at a so...
10:32 am GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Concept Art Dictionary Gives A Words First Google Image Result Instead Of A Definition
Here's something that you'll either want to buy immediately -- or that will just strike you as a giant waste of paper. There's no in between. Though I will venture a guess that Sergey Brin was going t...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Munchery Is Trying to Reinvent The Personal Chef, And Early Signs Are Promising
There are plenty of people who can make great home cooked meals (ex: homemakers) and plenty of people who would probably pay a reasonable priced for someone to cook for them (ex: young professionals /...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Herokus Mattt Thompson Wants to Automate Away Web Development
"In the Studio" barrels through the summer months by welcoming a hacker from the rustbelt, a former mobile lead at a company acquired by the world's largest social network, and now, having relocated t...
04:48 am GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Remember When Google Was A Search Engine?
It's not exactly clear when Google ceased to be a search company. It became more like a company that wanted a finger in every pot in order to protect its future as a search company; Perhaps it was the...
02:49 am GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Refer.ly Lets You Earn Cash For Recommendations (And Now, Donate It To Charities)
Refer.ly, a Y Combinator-backed startup that makes it easy for people to earn affiliate revenue every time they recommend a product or book, is now allowing its users to donate their earnings to chari...
02:29 am GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Vertical Lets You Track Your Infrastructure Spending on Amazon Web Services And More
Now that there's Google Compute engine, there is yet another infrastructure service that IT managers and startups have to consider.So how do IT managers decide to how to efficiently spend on cloud ser...
01:30 am GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Azure Accelerator In China Debuts Inaugural Class
As you may recall, Microsoft recently got into the startup accelerator game, launching its firstself-directed and self-run accelerator in Israel. The program is different from Microsoft'sKinect Accele...
12:51 am GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Three Startups Defending Democracy In America: Votizen, Memeorandum, and NationBuilder
The USA was founded by entrepreneurs who said "England has become bloated with bureaucracy. Let's disrupt it by starting our own agile, more innovative nation." But on the country's 236th birthday, we...
12:39 am GMT - Thu, July 5, 2012
Techcrunch Virtual Currency Monetization Company Sponsorpay Gets 32M Uniques In June, 300% Mobile Growth This Year
Sponsorpay, a leading cross-platform mobile app monetization and user acquisition company, told us today that they have seen 300% growth in mobile business since January of 2012. Janis Zech, co-founde...
11:24 pm GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Dick Figures: Funding A Full-Length Animated Movie On Kickstarter
These days, it almost seems like a foregone conclusion. If you've got a popular web series and want to do something more ambitious (i.e., costly), but you're probably not going to get funding from the...
10:11 pm GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch SparkTruck Is A Force For STEM Education On Wheels
Budget cuts and bureaucracy have kept engineering equipment from our nation's schools, so a scrappy Stanford team is taking a truck chock-full of fun tools to the students themselves. SparkTruck liter...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Over 1 Billion (Hours) Served: Netflix, Big Cable, And The Innovators Dilemma
Netflix yesterday announced that its viewers watched over 1 billion hours of video over the course of June, which comes down to about an hour of video per subscriber per day. At the time I wrote about...
08:44 pm GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch London, Paris, Berlin and Beyond A Plea For Europes Tech Events To Sync
A couple of years ago I was a tad depressed. Let me tell you why. Covering the European tech startup scene was a mess. Every local Tech God was trying to re-create their version of "The" European tech...
07:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch A Very Giveaway Fourth: Win One Of Four 7-inch Samsung Galaxy 2 Tablets From Rebtel
The charming folks at Rebtel wanted you and yours to have a great July 4th (even if you're British, South African, Chinese, or any other nationality that doesn't celebrate the Fourth). That said, they...
06:44 pm GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Tudo Bem? Disrupt SF to Feature Both Israeli AND Brazilian Pavilions, Vamos?!
It was at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco in 2011 where a fine tradition began, namely, the Israeli Pavilion. No less than 20 early-stage Israeli startups flew-in from Israel to demo and network them...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Failed Anti-Oatmeal Lawyer Says Mission Accomplished
In what appears to be a final burst of notoriety-seeking and odd behavior, Funnyjunk's crack lawyer, Charles Carreon, told Ars that he had won because now he was "famous" and "notorious". "Mission acc...
04:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Happy Independence Day: SOPAs Cousin ACTA Fails To Make The Vote In Europe, But Is This Really The End?
A big day today for those who have been opposed to measures like SOPA that are aimed at stronger, government-imposed measures to define and prevent counterfeiting and copyright infringement on the int...
02:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Late, Expensive And Probably Redundant: YouView Finally Launches UK Digital TV Service
Two years after it was meant to go live, and with a list of backers that includethe BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Arqiva, BT and TalkTalk,YouView today finally crashed the UK TV party. Available by ...
02:06 pm GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch TextMaster Rolls Out API For Its Copywriting, Translation And Proofreading Platform
Its not a spelling mistake, its a typo. Thats my line and Im sticking to it. But what if proof reading, along with copywriting and translation, could be offered akin to a Software-as-a-Service, API in...
12:43 pm GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch MOVE Guides Secures Seed Funding To Revolutionise International Relocations
MOVE Guides, which competes with Moveline (a TechStars company), is about moving people and families for work internationally. The market is worth more than 40bn annually. That means that if expats we...
12:29 pm GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Sorry IBM A Big Box Is Not A Platform As A Service
In April, IBM rolled out a big new machine called IBM PureApplication Systems, a member of the PureSystems technology family.At the time, I called IBM out for calling it a "PaaS in a Box." It reminded...
06:45 am GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Song Pop Hits 2 Million Daily Active Users, Many Of Them Probably Flirting
Call it the way we flirt now. Facebook games like Song Pop and Draw Something and apps like Pair are discovering novel ways to get you to hook up connect online. The space is ballooning to the point w...
06:24 am GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch FunnyJunk Attorney Charles Carreon Drops Lawsuit Against Oatmeal Creator
Charles Carreon, the attorney with thethe infamous lawsuit against The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman, has withdrawn the suit.The news was announced by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which also po...
05:47 am GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch The Next Microsoft Updating Its Branding And Messaging In Three Days
A very smart project is underway by a 21-year-old design student in Los Angeles. The goal: update Microsoft's branding and messaging in three days.Judging by the reaction, Andrew Kim has hit a tap roo...
05:14 am GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Cofounderly Is A Couples App For Founders. Yes, Really.
You've probably heard plenty of comparisons between founding a startup with someone and being in a relationship (heck, there's even a service called FounderDating). Well, TheIceBreak has taken those c...
04:09 am GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Lynx2Games Lets You Pass Along Used Games For Fun And Profit. Mostly Profit.
A website called Lynx2Games.com has a new approach to buying and sharing that could help consumers avoid paying full price for video games.When people buy a games on the site, they're buying them in ...
04:01 am GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook News Feed Is Getting Faster, So I Made It This Tramp Stamp
Facebook's news feed is so slow to give you the goods, you could almost call it prude. But you're about to get lucky. Now the feed will load faster, as it will be pulling in fewer stories to start so ...
03:56 am GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Triposo: Ex-Googlers Raise $3.5M From InterWest To Put Traditional Travel Guides To Shame
Last fall, ex-Googlers Jon Tirsen and Douwe Osinga launched a new mobile travel platform called Triposo, which aimed to bring a little PageRank order to an unruly ocean of travel content in service of...
03:56 am GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Triposo: Ex-Googlers Raise $3.5M From InterWest To Put Social (& Traditional) Travel Guides To Shame
Last fall, ex-Googlers Jon Tirsen and Douwe Osinga launched a new mobile travel platform called Triposo, which aimed to bring a little PageRank order to an unruly ocean of travel content in service of...
03:35 am GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Single Dad Building Sequel To Jetpack Video Game He Built As A Teenager
Look for Jetpack 2 in 1995.The message carried on the 1993 2D video game Jetpack, created by 16-year old Adam Pedersen and distributed by Software Creations on floppy disk, pledged an updated sequel t...
02:50 am GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Rumor: Twitter To Acquire Sense Networks To Target Twitter Ads Locally
A good source tells me that Twitter is set to make its sixth acquisition of 2012 with NY-based Sense Networks. Terms of the deal are still under wraps but it is expected to go through this month.Twitt...
02:50 am GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Rumor: Twitter To Acquire Sense Networks To Better Target Local Ads
A good source tells me that Twitter is set to make its sixth acquisition of 2012 with NY-based Sense Networks. Terms of the deal are still under wraps but it is expected to go through this month.Twitt...
01:52 am GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Can Someone Send TechCrunchs Fax Number To Vanity Fair?
Vanity Fair is one of my all-time favorite magazines -- it publishes loads of incredibly well-written stories about fascinating topics and people. Its regular features, like My Stuff and the Proust Q...
01:40 am GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Little Want Button Code Foreshadows Big Things For Facebook Ecommerce
Last week, developer Tom Waddington uncovered Facebook code that pointed to the creation of a "Want" button -- a plugin that potentially points to a new kind of commercial innovation being developed b...
01:15 am GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Please Welcome Alex Williams, Greg Ferenstein, Christine Ying And TechCrunch Interns Billy Gallagher And Natalie Swope
You may have noticed some new bylines popping up these past couple of days. You're not hallucinating! We've quietly made several new additions to the TechCrunch roster this summer and hiring continues...
01:08 am GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon Wireless Stops Subsidizing Tablets, Now Selling Them At Full Retail Sans Wireless Contract
Watch out for exploding prices! Verizon Wireless just stopped subsidizing tablets, which naturally results in a lot higher advertised prices. Want a 16GB Motorola XYZBoard? That will be $629. A Samsun...
12:34 am GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch With Added Backing From Alexis Ohanian, Harj Taggar, Garry Tan & SV Angel, Quarterly Reopens Its Doors
As we spend more and more time online, as our virtual interactions increase, so too does our appreciation for tangible, real-world experiences -- especially those that arrive via the mailbox. Remember...
12:25 am GMT - Wed, July 4, 2012
Techcrunch Redux Partners With YouTube Stars To Sell Their Movie Smiley Directly To Fans
Redux has been through a couple of iterations over the years: Originally launched as a platform for social discovery of video, the startup bet big on building an app for Google TV to create a "lean ba...
11:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Google Shutdowns Continue: iGoogle, Google Video, Google Mini & Others Are Killed
Google is continuing to shut down services which aren't core to its business - something it has been actively doing ever since Google co-founder Larry Page took over as CEO. Today, the tradition conti...
10:46 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch WeForPresident: MySpaces Former Political Director Brings Social Media, Gamification To Politics
During the 2008 campaign (probably the first election where social media played a significant role in getting a president into office) Lee Brenner handled political programming at MySpace. This time a...
10:44 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch HPs Unreleased, All-Touch webOS Phone Spotted In Video Teaser
I was always a sucker for Palm and HPs little mobile operating system that couldnt for all its faults, webOS brought with it some features that put it ahead of the curve. Its sort of a shame then tha...
09:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Deutsche Telekom Launches Mobile Component Marketplace
Mobile app component marketplace and former Disrupt finalistVerioushas just announced a strategic partnership with mobile operator Duetsche Telekom which will expand its international footprint and re...
09:38 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Pora Ora Founder Finds Kickstarter Campaign Has Dual Effect Cash AND Users
If the car-crash Facebook IPO has sent VCs running scared and accelerators issuing warnings to their young charges then perhaps it's time to just break out the crowd-funding campaign? Plenty of startu...
09:27 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch For Your Pre-Fourth Celebration: The TechCrunch iPad App Just Got An Update
Our own beloved TechCrunch app, an app that is, at least in my opinion, the best TechCrunch-based application on the Internet today, has just been updated by our handsome and well-spoken dev team. The...
08:56 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Do A Barrel Roll Easter Egg Now Spinning Jelly Bean Screens
In case you missed it the first time around, go to Google and search for "Do a barrel roll." Clever, right? It's a fun play on the classic Star Fox saying. But now with the power of Google Now, Androi...
08:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Ghosts In The Machine What Really Happened When The Lights Went Out At Amazon Web Services
As we all know by now, Amazon Web Services (AWS) had an outage on Friday. It would not have been much of a big deal except that it was AWS. And the fact that the outage took down big consumer properti...
08:39 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Integration Comes To Chrome Web Store, Now Powers Social Discovery Of Apps
Just because Google I/O is over, that doesn't mean the Google+ announcements have stopped flowing. Yesterday, the company revamped its Google+ iOS app (it's now "Google+ Local" and incl...
08:26 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Read About It: Gartner Survey Finds Tablets Are Leading To A Less Paper But Not Paperless Publishing World
A report out earlier today from NPD highlighted how tablets are taking over from notebooks as the mobile PC of choice. By coincidence, a survey has been published by Gartner today that sheds some ligh...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch With Places, Payments Platform Dwolla Finally Lists Where It Works, Lets You Request Merchant Support
Mobile payments platform Dwolla has the potential to disrupt how money moves in the new, digital economy. It's an idea of how a payments network should look, if one had been built today, as opposed to...
07:46 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Subscribers Watched 1 Billion Hours Of Video In June, Or More Than An Hour A Day On Average
Here's more evidence that Netflix is slowly chipping away at traditional TV viewing. According to a public Facebook post by CEO Reed Hastings, Netflix subscribers watched a total of 1 billion hours of...
07:44 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch BenchPrep Grabs $6M From NEA, Revolution For Cross-Platform, Interactive Courses
When it comes to learning, BenchPrep believes that the most effective educational content doesn't come in the form of books -- or even eBooks. Instead, it's interactive and cross platform. That's why ...
07:40 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Meetup Madrid Come Along This Thursday
To my knowledge TechCrunch has never had an official meetup in Madrid, so it's time to rectify that. We're joining forces with the WebSummit people as part of their European Tech Crawl this Thursday n...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Seeking To Become The Eventbrite Of Japan, PeaTiX Raises $1 Million From 500 Startups And Others
Like the U.S., Japan has a ticketing problem. Big incumbents keep independent event producers from managing ticket sales and growing their events. In the same way that Eventbrite helped to provide mor...
06:44 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch AppThwack Takes On Android Fragmentation With New Automated Testing Service
Android development doesn't always have to look like this. Smaller developers without their own in-house QAdepartmentsoften outsource their testing to services like Testdroid, for example, which tests...
06:34 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch MOG Went For A Song. HTC Says Beats Paid Only $14M For The Music Streaming Service
Yesterday, Beats Electronics confirmed that it was buying the music streaming service MOG. Today, HTC, which invested $309 million in Beats last year, revealed to its shareholders just how much was pa...
06:20 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch iFixit Tears Apart The Nexus 7, Deems It Less Repairable Than The Kindle Fire
The guys at iFixit are at it again and just posted their Nexus 7 teardown guide. Overall, iFixit found that the device is rather serviceable and seemingly well designed. Unlike the iPad 2 and new iPad...
06:04 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Leaked RIM Roadmap Points To 2 BlackBerry 10 Phones In Q1 2013, New Tablet In Q3
Of all the disappointing details heard during RIMs most recent earnings call, the companys decision to push back the launch of its first BlackBerry 10 devices was among the most devastating to the com...
05:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview Available For Rent In iTunes
Six months after its teaser trailer showed up online, Robert X. Cringley's "lost" interview with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has now available for rentin iTunes where it's available for $3.99. In 1995...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Latest Rumor Pegs Retina iMac For An October Release
Grab your salt shakers, friends. The always vocal trade publication, DigiTimes, is reporting that Apple is preparing for an October release of a retina-equipped iMac following a spec bump this July. T...
05:20 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch NPD: Tablets To Overtake Notebooks By 2016 As The Most Popular Mobile PC
Tablets, and specifically the iPad from Apple, have been one of the big drivers for growth in mobile in the last couple of years, but figures out today from NPD indicate that their popularity is going...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Online Video Ad Startup LiveRail Introduces Checkpoint To Let Publishers Block Unwanted Ads
LiveRail provides an ad serving platform used by a number of premium video publishers to insert ads into their content. The LiveRail for Publishers platform is designed to provide targeting and yield ...
03:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Melting Point For ICS? Its Share Of Android Penetration Is Growing While Others Falling
Google has released its latest Android developer stats, which show that Gingerbread, version 2.3, at 63.6 percent, remains the single most-popular Android version, based on how many devices have acces...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch LoungeUp Scores Seed Round To Help Hotels Keep Guests App Happy
Anything that helps hotels improve their customer service levels is welcome in my book. Tools to help them up sell, not quite so much.To that end, LoungeUp, a startup that provides a platform to enabl...
01:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch One Week In, New York Times Chinese Social Media Accounts Shut Down, Site Still Up
So much for that experiment in freedom of speech. Last week, the New York Times launched an online Chinese edition of its newsspaper -- and with it a social media presence in the country. As of today,...
11:23 am GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Free Google Apps Sign Up Page Removed A Sign of New Changes to Come?
It used to be that you could go o the Google Apps front page and easily sign up for a free account. But now it is a bit different. The Google Apps choice is not available anymore on the Google Apps ho...
09:54 am GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch DynamicOps Acquisition Helps VMware Differentiate From AWS And Infrastructure Players
VMware announced the acquisition today of DynamicOps, a purchase that puts it in position to differentiate itself from the traditional infrastructure providers.It's not a sexy acquisition, but it's pr...
06:42 am GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsen Acquires Vizu To Measure Online Ad Effectiveness
Nielsen announced today that it's acquiring ad tech company Vizu.This isn't the kind of deal where you have to wait months for something to happen. Executive Vice President for Ad Effectiveness Scott ...
05:30 am GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Gojee Raises $2.8M From InterWest For Beautiful Recipe Aggregation
Gojee, an aesthetically pleasing recipe-sharing site, hasraised a first venture round of $2.8 million from InterWest Partners.The New York startup has pivoted its way into a growing site with more tha...
05:19 am GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch No More Call Centers: Needle Grabs $10.5M To Turn Your Fans Into Customer Service Reps
Thanks to increasingly powerful mobile and web technologies, people can work from practically anywhere. One eCommerce startup, the Utah-based Needle, sees a big opportunity for this mobile, remote, an...
04:04 am GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Google Nexus 7 Review: When Hardware And Software (Mostly) Become One
Little by little, Google is slowly piecing together a more cohesive and complete mobile OS. Having the right hardware to drive Android doesn't hurt either. While the Nexus 7 isn't quite what I expecte...
02:57 am GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch The Apple Google Facebook Message War Starts Now
We're on the cusp of a global conflict that will see the three most powerful consumer Internet companies fighting to win control of interpersonal communication. The war will pit Facebook's unified Cha...
02:07 am GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Commerce Sciences Nabs $1.8M From Eric Schmidt, Joe Lonsdale To Make Online Shopping More Personal
Commerce Sciences, an Israeli eCommerce startup currently shrouded in the infamous "stealth mode," wants to help personalize your online shopping experience. To do so, the Palo Alto and Israeli-based ...
01:35 am GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Fiksu Raises $10M From Qualcomm Ventures, Charles River To Help Mobile App Makers Get Users
Fiksu, a Boston-based company that helps mobile developers efficiently find new users, just picked up $10 million in a new round led by Qualcomm Ventures. Previous investors including Charles River Ve...
01:22 am GMT - Tue, July 3, 2012
Techcrunch Nice Move: The Weather Channel Buys Weather Underground To Sharpen Focus On Digital
Smart move, this: The Weather Channel has acquired pioneering online weather service Weather Underground for an undisclosed sum, the companies announced today. The deal is expected to close in several...
11:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Auto-Sunk. Check Your Hidden Facebook Other Inbox For Your Missing Emails
Click 'Messages' on Facebook and then "Other" in the right sidebar and you might find emails missing from your Gmail or other personal and work accounts. Without giving you any warning or notification...
10:46 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Secure Your Retina MacBook With The MacLocks Lock Cable
If you're the average Joe, you don't let your Retina MacBook out of your site. But what if you're an IT guy with a fleet of these things to secure on a client site? What to do?MacLocks has just launch...
10:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Mixpanel Announces New User-Centric Analytics
Every time I talk to Mixpanel co-founder Suhail Doshi, he likes to update me on how many actions his analytics startup is tracking for its customers every month. (In case you're wondering: The latest ...
10:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Mixpanel Is Tracking More Than Actions Now, Introduces User Analytics
Every time I talk to Mixpanel co-founder Suhail Doshi, he likes to update me on how many actions his analytics startup is tracking for its customers every month. (In case you're wondering: The latest ...
10:21 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With California Headphones: A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock n Roll
Stop pretending to be a rap star. That's the note on the front California Headphones website and the driving philosophy behind the company's Laredo and Silverado headphones. You see, these headphones,...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch I Was A Postmates Courier For A Day
I've been a big fan of the PostMates Get It Now delivery service ever since it was launched more than a month ago, and use it every couple of weeks to order lunch whenever I'm feeling particularly laz...
09:10 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Leaked Windows Phone Keyboard: Curved For Your Typing Pleasure
Microsoft is on a hot streak. The company has never been cooler, pushing out hot new start screens (both desktop and mobile), excluding early-adopters from major upgrades (pulling a Google), and snagg...
09:08 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch comScore: In U.S. Mobile Market, Samsung, Android Top The Charts; Apps Overtake Web Browsing
comScore just released its latest monthly mobile numbers, which chart mobile phone usage for a three-month average period ending in May 2012. During this time, 234 million Americans age 13 and older u...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Acunote: YC Alum Takes On Project Management With A Real-Time, Gmail-Like Interface
"On time and under budget" is manna from heaven for project managers the world over, but unfortunately for most of them, those working on the projects and those commissioning them, it's not often the ...
08:58 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Dark Clouds Be Gone: Apica Raises $5M From SEB, Others To Keep SaaS Services Running Without A Hitch
Here's a timely funding announcement: Apica, a company that offers a solution that enterprises can use to keep their cloud-based apps running smoothly -- even when there are problems in the clouds -- ...
08:46 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Youappi Secures $1 Million To Address App Discovery And Distribution In A Chaotic Market
Youappi, the cross-platform app distribution startup which competes with Fiksu, has secured $1 million in seed funding from undisclosed Angel investors. It's now launching its solution on Tappible, a ...
07:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch 80% Of Americans Work After Hours, Equaling An Extra Day Of Work Per Week
Have you ever read news that sort of makes you want to cry? I have to warn you, that's what this new study from enterprise mobility companyGood Technologymight inspire. The company polled 1,000 U.S. w...
07:12 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Makers Episode One: Inside Brooklyns Makerbot With Bre Pettis
It's been months in the making, but here it is: the first episode of TechCrunch Makers, featuring Bre Pettis of Makerbot. We visited Bre's downtown Brooklyn factory where he and the rest of team desig...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Japanese Retailer Rakuten To Launch The Kobo eReader, Localized Content
The Kobo eReader is about to invade Japan. Following Rakuten's purchase of the Canadian eReader company, the Japanese online retail giant announced the eReader's launch plans this morning. The Kobo eR...
06:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Some Dissatisfied Wireless Customers Leave A Complaint, Others Do This
We've all had our moments of rage when dealing with wireless providers. It's a difficult relationship. We need our phones in a way that makes us far more dependent than any human should be on a large ...
06:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Amazons Flow App Brings Barcode Scanning & Augmented Reality To Android Users
Amazon Flow, the barcode scanning/augmented reality app from Amazon subsidiary A9.com, has arrived on Android today, following its November 2011 iOS debut. To refresh your memory, the app lets shopper...
06:25 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Retina MacBook Pro
The new MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Sure, it stands to fudge up the Internet, but boy is it pretty! The display boasts 5.1 million pixels, with a bump from 1280x800 to a full 2880x1800 resolution...
06:16 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Ogone Launches In-App Payment Library For iOS And Android
It seems that there's no shortage of companies queuing up to help developers integrate payments into their mobile apps and today that space just got a little more crowded: Ogone, a long time player in...
06:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch CreativeWorx Launches TimeTracker, A Hands-Free Time Tracking Software For Creatives
We've seen a growing need for time tracking enterprise software. 1DayLater has aimed to solve the problem in the UK, and Harvest has built up quite the user-base here in the States, but a new service ...
05:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch HTCs $149 Droid Incredible 4G LTE Coming To Verizon On July 5
HTC's Droid Incredible 4G LTE hasn't been a very well-kept secret (then again, what HTC phone is?), but Verizon has just confirmed what many of us suspected -- their latest HTC handset will hit store ...
05:49 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Dell Acquires Quest Software For $2.4 Billion
Another major acquisition for Dell this morning. The company announced it's buying enterprise management software maker Quest Software for $2.4 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, Dell will pay...
05:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Player Jumptap Preps For IPO, Picks Up Another $27.5M From Keating Capital, WPP, Others While Waiting
Jumptap -- one of the last big, independent and privately-held mobile ad networks around reaching 263 million people worldwide -- has today announced that it has picked up another $27.5 million in fun...
05:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Network Jumptap Preps For IPO, Picks Up Another $27.5M From Keating, WPP And More While Waiting
Jumptap -- one of the last big, independent and privately-held mobile ad networks around reaching 263 million people worldwide -- has today announced that it has picked up another $27.5 million in fun...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Mozillas Boot To Gecko Becomes Firefox OS, Scores Support From Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, ZTE, And More
Mozilla's Boot to Gecko project has come a long way in just under a year -- what began with the idea of building a mobile operating system based on open web standards like HTML5 has led to a full-fled...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Mint For Investments Startup SigFig Goes Mobile With New iPhone And Android Apps
Most banks have begun to provide native apps -- or at the very least, mobile-friendly websites -- to give users access to their funds and information about their accounts. But when it comes to their i...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch MasterCard Ties Up With T-Mobile For NFC Mobile Payments In Europe
Another strong step ahead of mobile payments today: MasterCard and Deutsche Telekom have announced that they will work together to roll out services across DT's footprint in Europe, starting with an N...
04:18 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Network Testing Consolidation: Ixia Pays $160M Cash For Security-Focused BreakingPoint Systems
Some M&A activity among those companies that work behind the scenes so that carriers can continue to deliver your apps, streamed music, phone calls and texts without a hitch: the network testing c...
03:27 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Puffs Up Its Gaming Cloud, Buys Gaikai For $380M. OnLive Next In Line For A Buyer?
Some more consolidation in cloud-based gaming services: Sony Computer Entertainment announced today that it will pay $380 million to acquire Gaikai, the California-based provider of a platform that cu...
03:26 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Stealthy Shape Security Hires Googles Former Click-Fraud Czar
Super stealthy security startup, Shape Security, has recruited Google's ex-"click-fraud czar" Shuman Ghosemajumder to its executive team where he'll be charged with leading the company's marketing, st...
03:26 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Startup Gymdeck Is Aquired By OptimisCorp, A Network Of U.S. Sports Centres
Gymdeck, a startup we wrote about over a year ago which was aimed at disorganised personal trainers is something of a typical startup story. After aiming at that market it soon realised the app was be...
03:26 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Startup Gymdeck Is Acquired By OptimisCorp, A Network Of U.S. Sports Centres
Gymdeck, a startup we wrote about over a year ago which was aimed at disorganised personal trainers is something of a typical startup story. After aiming at that market it soon realised the app was be...
01:51 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Chinese Servant Gets Ten Years In Jail Stealing Overpriced Nokia Vertu Handset
Here's a sad, and slightly ridiculous, coda to the story of Vertu, Nokia's wrong turn into making bling-tastic handsets encrusted with diamonds and gold: a servant in China convicted of stealing one f...
01:51 pm GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Chinese Servant Gets 10 Years In Jail For Stealing Overpriced Nokia Vertu Handset
Here's a sad, and slightly ridiculous, coda to the story of Vertu, Nokia's wrong turn into making bling-tastic handsets encrusted with diamonds and gold: a servant in China convicted of stealing one f...
11:56 am GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Fashion For Home Scores New Funding As Samwer Brothers Rocket Internet Exit
Fashion For Home, the online designer furniture store, has scored a new funding round led by the Munich-based VC Acton Capital Partners, while Holtzbrinck Ventures has also participated.And with it we...
11:56 am GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Fashion For Home Scores New Funding As Samwer Brothers Rocket Internet Exits
Fashion For Home, the online designer furniture store, has scored a new funding round led by the Munich-based VC Acton Capital Partners, while Holtzbrinck Ventures has also participated.And with it we...
11:28 am GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch How To Build A Successful Company From The Ground Up
Editor's note: This is a guest post byJay Fulcher; Fulcheris the CEO of Ooyala, a rapidly growing video technology startup that has more than 500 customers worldwide.You can follow him on [email protected]
10:08 am GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Beats Acquisition Of MOG Confirmed: The Aim Is A Truly End To End Experience
Looks like the reports that have been in play for months now have finally been confirmed: Beats Electronics, known best for their hip Dr Dre headphones and partly backed by HTC (who had also been a ru...
08:10 am GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Opens Up Platform To Non-Limo Vehicles With Uber X, Service Will Be 35% Less Expensive
Declaring its independence from the traditional Lincoln Towncar (sorry, couldn't resist), Uber is going beyond black cars this Fourth of July, bringing its up until now secret "Uber X" project public....
07:00 am GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch The New Google Gets In Touch With Its Emotions, Wants To Be Delightful and Magical
The Google+ project is changing Google. Watching the keynotes at I/O this week, it was hard not to notice how Google has become a company that doesn't just want to catalog the world's information...
06:22 am GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Funnyjunks Lawyer, Charles Carreon, Is Charging The Oatmeal With Impersonating A Charity
In Part Umpteen of the endless struggle by Matthew Inman AKA The Oatmeal vs. weird lawyer Charles Carreon, we find our hero beset by the accusation that he is impersonating a charity for collecting a ...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch With Connected Apps, Foursquare Firms Its Position As The Social Network For Places
The timing was horrendous - right in the middle of Google I/O - but location-based social network Foursquare announced a major change to its mobile platform this week which shouldn't go unnoticed (eve...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Is Hurting, But Its Not Dead Just Yet
Theres been plenty said about RIM since it released its rough fiscal financials a few days ago, just about all of it negative. Its hard not to be, honestly the company reported its first operating lo...
02:07 am GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Saturdays Leap Second Added More Heat To This Weekends Tech Meltdowns
If you were hoping to spend the last couple days catching up with your favorite websites while maybe streaming a Netflix movie, you've probably discovered by now that you had pretty lousy timing for a...
01:28 am GMT - Mon, July 2, 2012
Techcrunch Social Media Is Making Todays Girls Actually Say What They Mean
The stereotype is that women generally enjoy talking and communicating more than men. But they haven't always been known to be the most straightforward with the nitty-gritty of what they really think ...
11:33 pm GMT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Techcrunch How to Rebrand A Social Network And Live To Tell About It
Editor's Note: This guest post is written byGeoff Cook, cofounder and CEO of social networking sitemyYearbook.Imagine the outcry if Facebook were to change its name. People would grab their pitchforks...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Mobile Future Rests On Todays Feature Phone Users
Editor's Note:The following guest post by Thomas Clayton, the Chief Executive Officer of voice blogging startup Bubble Motion.Prior to Bubble Motion, Clayton was GM of the Worldwide Telecom Business a...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Techcrunch Rise Of The Enterprise Toys
The enterprise software market has been uncharacteristically turbulent of late. Beyond several hefty funding rounds and well-performing IPOs, the ecosystem has experienced some major consolidation wit...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Techcrunch The Art Of Manipulation
Let's admit it, we in the consumer web industry are in the manipulation business. We build products meant to persuade people to do what we want them to do. We call these people "users" and even if we ...
10:57 am GMT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Just Removed The Home Page Ticker, But It Should Be Back Soon
Poof. Vanished. Gone. Many Facebook users are no longer seeing the real-time news "Ticker" on the right side of their home page, but apparently it should reappear soon. While nothing was posted to Fac...
08:42 am GMT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Techcrunch With Tech From Space, Ministry Of Supply Is Building The Next Generation Of Dress Shirts
Nobody likes to admit it, but if you're a working professional, there's a good chance you're familiar with sweat stains. The commute to work, the stress of meeting a deadline, the faulty air condition...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Techcrunch Thanks, Science! New Study Says CrunchBase Is An Information Treasure Trove
"I believe CrunchBase will gain a lot of attention from the academia soon, which is always eager for high-quality data set," writes Guang Xiang of Carnegie Mellon University, who found that he could p...
05:01 am GMT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Techcrunch Steve Would Be Proud: How Apple Won The War Against Flash
Late Thursday, an extraordinary thing happened: Adobe announced in a blog post that it would not provide Flash Player support for devices running Android 4.1, and that it was pulling the plugin from t...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Techcrunch Where Are All The iPad Shopping Apps?
For a tech company founder in San Francisco, Im a terribly late adopter of new technology. My buddy in med school had a smart phone before I did. The iPhone was out for a year before I bought the 3G. ...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Techcrunch NFC Is Great, But Mobile Payments Solve A Problem That Doesnt Exist
For the past few years, we’ve been told over and over again that NFC will eventually replace the common wallet. And yes, NFC is a great technology. Parts of Europe and China are using it for pub...
12:44 am GMT - Sun, July 1, 2012
Techcrunch #waywire, Cory Bookers Personalized News Startup, Uses Video To Give Youth A Voice
"There's an oligarchy in the media and that needs to be broken up" Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker tells me. So he's building #waywire, a news site that features original and syndicated video content, bu...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch HackerRank: A Social Site For Hackers, Complete With Challenging Launch Page
If you're a startup aficionado, you may be getting tired of the same old launch pages. You know, the ones with a big, splashy image, a message about how something awesome is coming soon, and a box whe...
09:52 pm GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch Could Instagram And Other Sites Avoid Going Down With Amazons Ship?
When we heard aboutInstagram (and other sites) going downwhen Amazon Web Services' North Virginia hub was hit by a storm -- not the first time AWS has gone down (April 2011 was another notable outage)...
09:39 pm GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch So What Do I Do With My Food Now? Eat It? [Instagram Is Still Down, Bad Jokes On Twitter Ensue]
Oh yes, the social media food humor is rolling in -- eat it up, people. According to Twitter's real-time search, Instagram being down, as a result of an Amazon Web Services storm-related incident, is ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Over the Freaky Line
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor watched in amazement and not a little fear as Mike Arrington baited @Scobleizer from the Friendfeed chatroom...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch A Framework For The $10B+ Native Advertising Market
Over the past ten years, publishers have continued to monetize their sites with banners andpre-roll ads, and advertisers have continued to pump billionsinto these formats, in spite of tanking performa...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch Whither, Hollywood, Wither?
Last week I wrote about television; this week I've been thinking about Hollywood. Not least because a screenwriter with a pretty good track record recently attached himself to my squirrel book1 and is...
11:45 am GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch There Goes The Weekend! Pinterest, Instagram And Netflix Down Due To AWS Outage
Are you out at a Friday night dinner somewhere, trying to take a filtered picture of some fancypants dessert and post it to Instagram with no avail? Are you currently making futile efforts to pin said...
11:45 am GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch There Goes The Weekend! Pinterest, Instagram And Netflix Down Due To AWS Outage [Updated]
Are you out at a Friday night dinner somewhere, trying to take a filtered picture of some fancypants dessert and post it to Instagram with no avail? Are you currently making futile efforts to pin said...
11:07 am GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch Why Students Should Gain Entrepreneurship Experience Before Graduating
More and more students are realizing that they cant pass their degree in for a job upon graduation anymore. The old promise made by our education system was that if you worked really hard in school, y...
05:55 am GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch Twitters All Like We Dont Need You LinkedIn, But Still Bends Over Backwards For Facebook
Nothing is more fascinating than the tech platform API wars because they are so, so similar to high school, once a company feels it's too cool for another company, it starts shutting off parts of its ...
04:28 am GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch Unmetric Scores The Virality Of Brands YouTube Campaigns
Social benchmarking startup Unmetric just expanded its tools to include YouTube, giving brands a new way to measure the effectiveness of their video campaigns.Of course, companies can already see plen...
03:11 am GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch Alexias Headphones: How We Used CrowdTilts Group-Funding Platform To Replace Stolen Property
On the 25th of June, our dearest Alexia Tsotsis had an incredibly rough day. First, her car was looted by very bad people in San Francisco, who stole her laptop and a pair of excellent Bose headphones...
02:44 am GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch Paul Oakenfold On The Intersection Of Technology And Music [TCTV]
Paul Oakenfold, the world-renowned electronic music producer and DJ, has seen a lot of change in the industry since his career began more than 25 years ago. And perhaps the biggest shifts have come fr...
02:01 am GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Another Free Ticket To Disrupt SF! #TCDisrupt
TechCrunch Disrupt SF is back and everything is shaping up nicely behind the scenes. Actually, I was in a Disrupt meeting all day and that's why this post is going out so late. So, you will have an ex...
01:50 am GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch Fashion-Focused Blog Aggregator Bloglovin Raises $1M From Betaworks And Others
Bloglovin, a startup that has been compared to Tumblr and RSS, ha just raised a $1 million Series A.The company bills itself as a fun, simple way to follow all the fashion blogs that interest you. Lik...
01:04 am GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks First Public Earnings, Q2 2012, Scheduled For July 26th
Facebook will give investors and the world their first official look at its post-IPO earning for Q2 2012 at 2pm PST on July 26th, according to a brief note posted to its investor relations pagejust no...
12:44 am GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch AgLocal Raises $1 Million From Andreessen Horowitz & Others To Enable Sustainable Meat Production
AgLocal, a startup that's using the power of the Internet to disrupt how animal farmers connect with meat buyers and distributors, has just scored $1 million in funding fromAndreessen Horowitz, Midwes...
12:30 am GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch Social Travel Site Gogobot Redesigns: Less Text, More Photos
Gogobot, the social travel site that recently passed the 1 million registered user mark, just launched an interesting redesign this week that turned the site's homepage into more of an interactive mag...
12:21 am GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch Allied Electronics Is Now Accepting Orders For The Bite-Sized Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi is a tasty little Linux computing device but it's so far been rather hard to buy. I've wanted to order one since it officially started to ship in April. However, due to the limited qu...
12:10 am GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch ZURB Launches Foundation 3 To Take On Twitters Bootstrap Framework
Twitter's Bootstrap gives developers and easy to use, grid-based and responsive framework for quickly designing prototypes and basic web pages, as well as production-ready interactive sites. With Foun...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch Grou.ps Launches LoveBucks, A New Subscription-Based Monetization Platform For Online Publishers
Making money in the online content business isn't always easy, especially for publishers and bloggers who don't have a huge audience. Besides advertising, there aren't too many options for online publ...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, June 30, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 06.29.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm Pacific Time....