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11:58 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch HBO Takes On Netflix In The Nordics, With Its Own Over-The-Top Video Service
HBO is going to launch its first significant over-the-top offering, and it's going to do so in one of the same markets as Netflix. The service, called HBO Nordic, will be launched in Denmark, Sweden, ...
11:58 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch HBO Takes On Netflix In The Nordics, With Its Own Streaming Video Service
HBO is going to launch its first significant over-the-top offering, and it's going to do so in one of the same markets as Netflix. The service, called HBO Nordic, will be launched in Denmark, Sweden, ...
11:54 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Oracle Issues Security Alert For Severe Java Vulnerability That Gives Attackers Control And Access To Personal Data
Oracle has issued a security alert for a Java vulnerability that if exploited can give attackers access to a user's personal information.The vulnerability means that attackers can access a user's data...
11:29 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Wolfram Alpha Launches Personal Analytics Reports For Facebook
Wolfram Alpha, the "computational knowledge engine" that quietly handles a large number of queries from Apple's Siri, launched a new feature today that allows you to quickly get an overview of all you...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, GraphSciences Raymond Rouf Turns Facebook Graph Data Into Dollars
"In the Studio" closes out the summer months by hosting a repeat entrepreneur who started his first two companies right after college, both of which grew to modest sizes before imploding, and after mo...
10:50 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Cobook, A Better Mac Address Book, Now Syncs With Google Contacts
Cobook, aMac contact management app which offers an improved experience over the default OS X address book (at least,that's a popular opinion), has released an update today which introduces a notable ...
10:50 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Cobook, A Better Address Book For Mac, Now Syncs With Google Contacts
Cobook, aMac contact management app which offers an improved experience over the default OS X address book (at least,that's a popular opinion), has released an update today which introduces a notable ...
10:39 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Could This Be Amazons New Kindle Fire?
After this morning's news that the Kindle Fire is now sold out, The Verge received a leaked photo of what is purported to be the next Kindle Fire. Two models are supposed to be released, a 7-inch vari...
10:35 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Paranoid Server Admins Get New iPhone App From Cloud Security Company Dome9
Israeli security company Dome9 provides a hosted firewall for protecting servers in both private or public clouds. It enables customers to lockdown SSH access or admin panels until they're specificall...
10:07 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Cambridge University Press Launches An API For Its Dictionaries
Cambridge University Press just launched a new API that is meant to make it easy for developers to add data from a variety of the organization's dictionaries to their own sites and mobile apps.With th...
10:07 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Join HBO, YouTube, Machinima, And Hollywood Producer Dana Brunetti At Disrupt SF
The content world is changing fast, as TV shows and movies are rapidly moving online. Users are turning to online video, mobile and tablet apps, and connected TVs for new ways to watch their favorite ...
09:51 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch The Worst Thing About Facebook Comes To Google: Birthday Reminders
I was thinking about covering the launch of Google Birthday reminders, (which actually debuted Tuesday, sorry), but I decided instead to just post some pictures of what Google looks like these days. Y...
09:45 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch What Is An Open Cloud And What Is Not
Over the past few days I've been in San Francisco for VMware's annual show and in San Diego to spend some time with the technologists at CloudOpen - the Linux Foundation's first cloud only event.The t...
09:45 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch What Is An Open Cloud And What Isnt?
Over the past few days I've been in San Francisco for VMware's annual show and in San Diego to spend some time with the technologists at CloudOpen - the Linux Foundation's first cloud only event.The t...
09:35 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Bing Now Lets You Search And Browse Your Friends Facebook Photos
Microsoft just launched a new search feature for Bing that lets you search your friends' photos on Facebook. This new tool, says Microsoft, is essentially an expansion of the photo experience Bing int...
09:11 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Expands Ad Program With Interest Targeting And 1 Cent Minimum Bids
Twitter is announcing a new way for businesses to target their Promoted Tweets and Promoted Accounts, according to a new blog post from Product Management Director Kevin Weil. By directing their messa...
08:48 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Towards A More Robust And Powerful CrunchBase API
As many of you know, TechCrunch's startup database, CrunchBase, makes a lot of its data freely available through an easy-to-use REST API, which launched about four years ago. The CrunchBase API has be...
08:48 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Moving Towards A More Robust And Powerful CrunchBase API
As many of you know, TechCrunch's startup database, CrunchBase, makes a lot of its data freely available through an easy-to-use REST API, which launched about four years ago. The CrunchBase API has be...
08:40 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Chicagos Excelerate Labs Graduates Ten Startups
Chicago's local incubator, Excelerate Labs, held its demo day yesterday, with the program's ten startups set to graduate. Excelerate, which offers startups $50,000 in convertible debt from New World V...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Pokki Surpasses 1 Million Monthly Active Users, Releases Angry Birds, Pandora and Pinterest Desktop Apps
Pokki announced today that it is coming out of beta and adding a notification center and new apps for Angry Birds, Pandora and Pinterest. The company also said it has surpassed 1 million monthly activ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Report: One Month After Launch, Mountain Lion Now Powers More Than 10% Of Macs
Mountain Lion, the latest version of Apple's OS X desktop operating system, launched just over a month ago and according to the latest data from ad network Chitika, it now run on over 10% of Macs. Fol...
07:58 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Payvia Wins Exclusive Contract To Power SMS Donations In Obama For America Campaign
Payvia, which just launched its new mobile payment platform for carrier billing this July, has been selected as the exclusive vendor to power the campaign contributions for Obama for America (OFA). Th...
07:49 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify Brings Physical Gift Cards To The U.S., Shortly After Reinstating E-Card Purchases
And the Spotify announcements just keep coming. The folks behind the popular streaming music service called attention to a new deal with Deutsche Telekom earlier this morning, and now the company has ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch In Battle With Amazon, Walmart Unveils Polaris, A Semantic Search Engine For Products
Walmart is today unveiling a new search engine named "Polaris" which now powersWalmart.com, as well as the company's mobile web and mobile apps, and offers a 10%-15% increasedlikelihoodthat a customer...
06:58 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Party Like Its 1990: Some CTRs On Facebook Sponsored Results Ads Exceeding 3%
Early numbers for Facebook's Sponsored Results, the ads launched last week that run alongside Facebook searches, could be an encouraging sign that Facebook's strategy of building new ways of advertisi...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch How To Get Your Ph.D. Project Included In The Linux Kernel
The Linux kernel is the world's largest collaborative development project. Almost 3,000 individual contributors work together to create and maintain an operating system kernel that works on everything...
06:40 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Saturation?: Twitter, Skype, Instagram & Other Apps Downloaded More In July
Based on downloads, Facebook's iPhone app was no longer the most popular mobile social networking app in many Asian countries and elsewhere from July 2011 to June 2012. This, according to the latest r...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Galactic Status: Virgin Airlines Offers One Frequent Flier A Trip To Space
Virgin is one of my favorite airlines to fly on — it's kind of like the airline of the future, with interactive displays in every head rest, cool lighting, an animated safety video, and there's ...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch ePrizes Sales Contest Builder For Salesforce Is Now Gamifying Within Comcast, Others
Always Be Gaming. That's the first rule of sales under ePrize's Sales Contest Builder which can turn any Salesforce task into a game. Best yet, ePrize, a Detroit-based startup fresh off its acquisitio...
05:23 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch IDC: Android-Crazy China Passes U.S. As Smartphone Leader, But Indias Growing The Fastest
The latest figures out from IDC confirm that this is the year that China will overtake the U.S. as the world's biggest smartphone market, with its 25.5% share a significant lead over the U.S.'s 17.8%....
05:19 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Wants Everyone To Know The Kindle Fire Is Sold Out
New Kindles are coming! New Kindles are coming! And Amazon is trying its hardest to build up hype. The Kindle Fire was the retailer's hottest product since its launch. The replacement is set be announ...
05:19 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Opens A Swanky 10,000 Sq. Ft. Flagship Store In Chi-Town
Today, AT&T opened up its 10,000 square foot flagship retail store on Michigan Ave. in Chicago. It's a bit of a beast, with an 18-foot Connect Wall that displays news and product info to everyone ...
05:01 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Wallaby Raises $1.1 Million For Cloud-Based, Universal Credit Card
Wallaby Financial, a startup that's building a cloud-based wallet that will optimize the rewards, points, airline miles, and other benefits consumers earn when charging purchases, has just closed a se...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Lunar Lander In HTML5: Atari Teams Up With Microsoft To Bring 8 Classic Games To The Browser
Atari is turning 40 this year and with the help of Microsoft and the HTML5 specialists at gskinner.com, it is now bringing eight of its most popular classic games to the browser. The games are optimiz...
04:03 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo Review: An Expensive Drive That Makes Good Use Of Thunderbolt
Short version: Western Digital has finally released a Thunderbolt external hard drive to justify the existence of the Thunderbolt port on your laptop. The My Book VelociRaptor Duo is a desktop externa...
03:19 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Payleven, The Rocket-Fueled Square-Clone, Opens In UK, Netherlands, Brazil; Confirms Double-Digit Round
Rocket Internet, the incubator/investment vehicle from the Samwer brothers, is known to move fast: Today, news comes that Payeleven, its recently outed Square-clone, has opened its doors in the UK, Ne...
02:41 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify Inks Deal With Germanys Deutsche Telekom As Telco Goes For Wider Media Push
Add one more distribution partner to Spotify's list as it seeks more scale for its music streaming service to make it more profitable: Deutsche Telekom says that beginning in October, it will be makin...
02:41 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Music Streaming Service Spotify Inks Deal With Germanys Deutsche Telekom In Telcos Wider Media Push
Add one more distribution partner to Spotify's list as it seeks more scale for its music streaming service to make it more profitable: Deutsche Telekom, owners of T-Mobile, says that beginning in Octo...
01:21 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Finally Launches Its Android Appstore In Europe: UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain First Markets
In what might be the closest sign yet we've seen to Amazon preparing to launch the Kindle Fire tablet outside of the U.S., Amazon is finally launching its Android apps Appstore in Europe. The first ma...
01:21 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon vs B&N Heats Up In Europe: Android Appstore Goes Live In UK, Germany, France, Italy & Spain; B&N Adds More Nook Retailers
In what might be the closest sign yet we've seen to Amazon preparing to launch the Kindle Fire tablet outside of the U.S., Amazon is finally launching its Android apps Appstore in Europe. The first ma...
11:08 am GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Is Facebook Testing Out New Newsfeed And Skyscraper Display Ad Units In New Zealand?
New Zealand was the first country to get Facebook's new-look Timeline last December. Now it looks like it may be putting in another special appearance, as Facebook's push for more advertising (and rev...
11:08 am GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Is Facebook Testing Out New Newsfeed And Skyscraper Display Ad Units In New Zealand? No, Adware Strikes Again
New Zealand was the first country to get Facebook's new-look Timeline last December. Now the country looks like it may be putting in another special appearance, as Facebook's push for more advertising...
10:03 am GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Shuffler.fm Brings Its Flipboard For Music Service To iPhone, Offers Sneak Peek At Spotify App
As the Web is stuffed with more and more content, we're increasingly in need of good curators to help us discover the things we'll love amidst the noise. Flipboard, for one, rose to popularity by tran...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Security Provider Zscaler Scales Up, Takes Its First Outside Investment: $38M From Lightspeed
Zscaler, a provider of cloud security services to small businesses, corporates and service providers, has raised a hefty $38 million from a single investor, Lightspeed Venture Partners. This is the fi...
06:12 am GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Revealed: Mint.com Could Soon Fire Back At Simple With A Debit Card Of Its Own
Earlier today, online banking startup Simple unveiled new reporting features that will allow users to see how much -- and where -- they're spending money in their bank accounts. Those features seemed ...
05:57 am GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch After 28.5M iOS Downloads, ESPN Launches A Faster, All-New ScoreCenter For iPad
Google's report today shows just how integral the multiscreen experience has become in the consumption of digital content. For content of the athletic variety, it seems even more substantial. I strugg...
05:57 am GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Ticketing Startup SeatGeek Raises $1.65M To Embrace Mobile And More
SeatGeek, the ticketing startup that launched at TechCrunch50 three years ago, has raised $1.65 million in new funding. The round was disclosed in an SEC filing, and co-founder Jack Groetzinger just c...
04:56 am GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch LinuxCon 2012: OpenStack and Open Clouds
At LinuxCon and CloudOpen this week, attendees are being bombarded with cloud, cloud, cloud. Most of the cloud goings-on revolve around OpenStack, the open source infrastructure-as-a-service project s...
02:48 am GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch AroundMe Local Search App Launches On Windows Phone
Local search app AroundMe recently surpassed the 6 million user mark, and is looking to expand its availability even more. The company has just announced a Windows Phone version of the app, which is a...
02:46 am GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Lift Brings A Simple Habit-Tracking And Self-Improvement Experience To Your iPhone
Though our ideal self-images tend to project what we wish we were (in mine I look like David Beckam, talk like John Cleese), the reality is often at least slightly more painful. As a result, many of u...
01:47 am GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Braintrees Payments Platform Launches Across Europe And Canada
As promised earlier this summer, the Accel-backed payments platformBraintreeis opening up its doors to non-U.S. merchants for the first time, with the launch of its service across Europe and in Canada...
01:02 am GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Sequoia Capitals Jim Goetz Will Be With Us At Disrupt SF
Sequoia Capital partner Jim Goetz, whofocuses on mobile, software and enterprise investments for the firm, has had a busy year. JiveandPalo Alto Networks, companies where Goetz serves on the board of ...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch The State Of Linux How Even Apple Is Going Open Source
Big business is calling - and they want to talk about Linux.Linux is evolving now that the cloud is here and much of it is built on open source. Big business gets that and they want to get on the trai...
12:45 am GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Pandoras Q2 2013: $101.3M In Revenue, 54.9M Active Users, And A Net Loss Of $5.4M
Internet music service Pandora just announced its financial results for the second quarter of its fiscal 2013. The company posted total revenue of $101.3 million, which was up 51 percent year-over-yea...
12:32 am GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch President Barack Obama Joins Reddit, Does An AMA
U.S. President Barack Obama is making an unscheduled appearance on Reddit today. Just a few minutes ago, Obama joined Reddit and is scheduled to host an AMA (Reddit slang for "ask me anything") sessio...
12:10 am GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Techcrunch Google Brings Voice-Guided Turn-By-Turn Biking Navigation To Google Maps For Android
Biking directions on Google Maps are nothing new for users in the U.S. and Canada, but starting today, Google will also allow Android users to get voice-guided turn-by-turn directions during their bik...
11:15 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Rewards Site Swagbucks Now Rewards Users For Shopping, Too
Swagbucks, a site where users earn rewards for performing tasks like watching videos and taking surveys, is expanding with the launch of a new shopping page.Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Scot...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Pac-12 Networks Brings Live College Sports Online And On The iPad, With An Assist From Ooyala
Pac-12 is going digital in a big way, with the launch of a website and an iPad app that will let college sports fans follow all their favorite teams wherever they are. The whole thing was made possibl...
10:56 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook-Instagram Deal Approved By CA Department Of Corporations
Even though Federal Trade Commission approved Facebook's acquisition of Instagram last week, the social network was still waiting for a California Department of Corporations fairness" ruling for the i...
10:36 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches New Ad Formats To Help Developers Monetize Google Maps
As Google Maps continues to face headwind from competitors like OpenStreetMap, Google has to find new ways to entice developers to continue to use its mapping solution. Today, the company is launching...
10:26 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Simple Heads Into Mint.com Territory With Debut Of Spending Reports
The startup known as Simple (formerly BankSimple) has been busy rolling out new features since its public debut earlier this summer. Last week, the company unveiled "savings goals," to help users more...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Announces The Galaxy Camera: 4.8 Display, 16MP CMOS Sensor, 21x Zoom, And Jelly Bean
At the IFA conference in Berlin, Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Camera, a 4.8-inch Android-powered camera with WiFi, 3G (or 4G) connectivity, and a quad-core SoC. See, digital cameras have lost...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Brings Its S-Pen To Its Series 5 and 7 Slate PCs With Detachable Keyboards
The half-tablet, half-notebook space is filling up quickly. Samsung unveiled its products and has a different take on that market thanks to the S-Pen stylus that was originally created for the Galaxy ...
09:48 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch If Content Is King, Multiscreen Is The Queen, Says New Google Study
New research out from Google, working with market analysts Ipsos and Sterling Brands, puts some hard numbers behind the often-noticed trend of how people in the U.S. are using a combination of phones,...
09:34 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Launches Twitter Certified Products Partners With DataSift, Gnip, HootSuite & Others
Twitter just launched its "Certified Products Program" to highlight "the best products and services to thrive on Twitter." The program is meant to help companies find the best tools to engage with the...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch The Spotify For India, Saavn Brings Streaming Music Service To Feature Phones
Saavn, a startup that's been called the Spotify for Indian music, has launched a J2ME mobile app, tailored for feature phone handsets from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, and Motorola. Saavn is also an...
09:24 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung ATIV S Revealed: Windows Phone 8, 4.8 HD Display, 1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
Sorry Nokia, consider your thunder stolen. It hasn't yet made an appearance at Samsung's big IFA press conference inside the Berlin Tempodrom, but Samsung's first Windows Phone 8 device has just been ...
09:22 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Tweek Preps New Algorithmic Version Of Its Social TV Guide [TCTV]
Tweek aims to turn the social graph into a TV Guide by letting the user discover what his/her friends like, connect with people whose taste he/she trusts and providing direct access to live and on dem...
09:16 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The Galaxy Note II, Samsungs Most Important Phone Yet
The original Samsung Note was huge -- in both physical size and popularity. Samsung sold over 10 million units of the huge phone, or rather, if you prefer, mini tablet. The Note II is more of the same...
09:13 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch With Less Than 2 Weeks To Go, 50% Of Kansas City Neighborhoods Havent Reached Their Google Fiber Goals Yet
Just over a month since it launched its "Google Fiber Rally" in Kansas City and with under two weeks to go, only about 50% of Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS neighborhood have reached their pre-re...
09:01 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Redux Partners With Samsung, Sony, And LG, Putting Its Video Discovery App On 40M Connected TVs
Nearly one-third of connected TV users already watch online video through those devices, and daily usage rates have grown 10x in a very short period of time. But it's not as easy as just flipping on t...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Putting Videos Front And Center, Dailymotions Redesign Combines Instant Play And Personalized Recommendations
It might not have ever grown to be the size of YouTube, but Dailymotion is holding its own. The video site claims more than 110 million unique monthly visitors worldwide, including 30 million uniques ...
08:42 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Placed Expands Its Location Analytics Tools To Include Mobile Websites
Location analytics startup Placed plans to expand its customer base beyond native app developers today by launching support for mobile websites.Placed is supposed to help mobile publishers understand ...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Podio Cuts Down On Unnecessary Emails With New Email Integration, @Mentions For Workspaces
Collaborative work platformPodio, the Danish Yammer and Basecamp competitor that was acquired by Citrix last year, launched two new features today that are meant to help businesses and small teams cut...
08:10 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Oops! Galaxy Note II Gets Detailed Ahead Of Samsungs Official Announcement
With Sony's big IFA press conference out of the way, Samsung is next in line to show off its new (and oft-rumored) wares. That said, it looks like one of the company's most anticipated products has go...
07:22 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch TrustEgg Allows Anyone To Set Up A Trust For Their Kids
TrustEgg, the Y Combinator-backed startup which will allow anyone to set up a trust for their children without expensive legal fees or detailed financial know-how, is finally moving towards launch by ...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Retail Stores Now Selling Square Card Readers
After announcing the Starbucks deal, and a new pricing structure for small businesses, mobile payments company Square is debuting a new retail partnershipAT&T. Square card readers will be availabl...
06:50 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Pumps Up Mobile Lineup With New Xperia T, V, And J Smartphones
After a bit of on-stage patter in Berlin, Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai officially pulled back the curtains on a slew of new Xperia handsets -- the Xperias T, V, and J.The Xperia T (previously known as the Min...
06:50 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Pumps Up Mobile Lineup At IFA With New Xperia T, V, And J Smartphones
After a bit of on-stage patter (and a rather pointless Wonderbook video), Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai officially pulled back the curtains on a slew of new Xperia handsets -- the Xperias T, V, and J -- at IFA...
06:48 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Takes On The MS Surface, Introduces The VAIO Duo 11 Windows 8 Slide-out Tablet
It's half tablet, half notebook, but all awesome. Sony briefly announced the VAIO Duo 11 at its IFA 2012 press conference.Details are still very light. Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai didn't reveal the price, sp...
06:48 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Takes On The MS Surface, Introduces The Full-Featured VAIO Duo 11 Windows 8 Slide-Out Tablet
It's half-tablet, half-notebook, but all awesome. Sony briefly announced the VAIO Duo 11 at its IFA 2012 press conference in Berlin today. It's a powerhouse, too.The Duo 11 will be available with seve...
06:36 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud-based Telco Disruptor Twilio Adds 5 More Markets Plus Local Numbers In 4 As It Preps A Move Into Asia
Twilio, the startup that lets developers incorporate cloud-based voice and messaging services directly into mobile and web apps via a series of APIs, continues to scale up its business -- crucial to h...
06:01 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Google Enters The Social Enterprise With Public Debut Of Google+ For Businesses, Free Through 2013
Following moves that began last October, when Google began allowing Google Apps users access to Google+, the company announced today several more features which are aimed at pushing Google-brande...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsen: Native Travel Apps Trump Mobile Web 95% Of The Time, Google Maps Is The Top Mobile Travel Service
Native app usage has been edging just ahead of mobile web usage among U.S. smartphone ownersin the last few months, but when it comes to the category of travel, mobile web use all but disappears off t...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsen: Native Travel Apps Trump Mobile Web By 95%, Google Maps Top Travel Service By A Mile [Updated]
Native app usage has been edging just ahead of mobile web usage among U.S. smartphone ownersin the last few months, but when it comes to the category of travel, mobile web use all but disappears from ...
05:56 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Mint.com Tops 10 Million Registered Users, 70% Use Mobile Vs. Web
Mint.com, a financial planning app that was a TC40 winner and acquired by Intuit in 2009, has just announced it has surpassed 10 million registered users. This is pretty incredible growth considering ...
05:56 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Mint.com Tops 10 Million Registered Users, 70% Use Mobile
Mint.com, a financial planning app that was a TC40 winner and acquired by Intuit in 2009, has just announced it has surpassed 10 million registered users. This is pretty incredible growth considering ...
05:37 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola And Intel May (Officially) Reveal Medfield-Powered Smartphone On 918
Motorola and Intel have been in cahoots since this past January, but so far their relationship hasnt yielded any new gadgets to lust after. That should all change very shortly though, as the two compa...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch EdSurge Nabs $400K From Washington Post, NewSchools To Be A Resource For All Things EdTech
Founded in February 2011 by long-time journalists and veterans of education technology, EdSurge has been on a mission to create an online hub through which entrepreneurs can better connect with the ed...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch HotelTonight Books Up 10 New Markets For Its Last-Minute Service, Reaches 3M App Downloads
The summer travel rush has been good to HotelTonight, the last-minute hotel booking service: the site today announced that it has now had 3 million downloads of is mobile app, and it is marking the oc...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Huffington Post Now Has Its Own Labs Site For Online News Experiments
News publishers are becoming tech companies, right down to the Google Labs style experimental sites: The New York Times Company Research & Development Lab, The Globe Lab, WapPo Labs...And now the...
04:58 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Teams With Vimeo For Direct Video Uploads
Today Dropbox and Vimeo have put their heads together to let Dropbox users upload content directly to Vimeo. Both companies have done a lot in the past few months to improve their user experiences. Dr...
04:34 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Hundreds Of Websites Go Dark In Jordan In SOPA-Style #BlackoutJo Protest Over Internet Freedom
Jordan, one of the more moderate of Middle Eastern countries and seen by some as the would-be "Silicon Valley of the Middle East", is today exercising its freedom of expression in a SOPA-inspired medi...
04:34 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Hundreds Of Websites Go Dark In Jordan In SOPA-Style #BlackoutJo Protest Over Internet Bill [Updated]
Jordan, one of the more moderate of Middle Eastern countries and seen by some as the would-be "Silicon Valley of the Middle East", is today exercising its freedom of expression in a SOPA-inspired medi...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch WePay Launches Buttons To Allow Any Site To Accept In-Line Payments With Just A Line Of Code
Online payments startup WePay has been on a roll lately. The company is processing hundreds of millions of dollars in payments annually, and adding more than 1,000 active merchants per week. But it wa...
03:24 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch WhatRunsWhere Acquires Mobile Ad Spy To Help Advertisers Tame The Wild West Of Mobile
Here's an example of a Northern American company buying up some European tech: WhatRunsWhere, the service that enables ad agencies and advertisers to track competitors online ad campaigns, has acquire...
01:35 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Another Sign Of A New iPhone? Apple Will Pay You To Recycle Your 4S
Apple is, as usual, remaining tight-lipped about whether it will be releasing any new devices this autumn -- and even if there will be an event scheduled for September 12, as many have been reporting....
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Tradeo Introduces New Follow-Feature To Socialise Its Forex Trading Platfom
Back in March eToro, the investment network that uses real-time features to let users follow and trade based on other users' activities, raised another $15 million in funding taking its war chest to $...
10:59 am GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch One Year On, Photo App Startup EyeEm Reckons It Can Keep On Snapping
It's been a year since upstart photo app EyeEm launched. A year in which Instagram rocketed in usage and was bought for a billion bucks by Facebook. A year in which other startups like Color, Lightbox...
08:34 am GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Looxcies Lifecasting Mobile Apps Graduate From Beta With Nifty Facebook Integration In Tow
Remember Looxcie? The folks behind those tiny, ear-mounted video cameras that first popped up a few years ago? The company has been keeping to itself these past few months, mostly because the team has...
08:01 am GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch AppFog Acquires Nodester As Platform As A Service Market Shows Signs Of Consolidation
AppFog has acquired Nodester, the most recognized platform as a service (PaaS) for the fast growing Node.js community. The move is one of the first signs of consolidation and proof that multi-language...
04:50 am GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch The Talented Ms. Hornstein: How @Shirls Fooled The Valley
Silicon Valley is full of hustlers, and that's often a good thing. But there's a difference between hustling and flat-out lying, and when people deceive company after company, it's time to call them o...
04:02 am GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Grim And Gritty Startup Reboot: NoSQL Company Citrusleaf Changes Name And Acquires AlchemyDB
Yesterday NoSQL company Citrusleaf announced an undisclosed new round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates. Apparently the someone thought "Citrusleaf" was too soft and friendly a name for toda...
03:50 am GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Your Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield Final Judges: Marissa Mayer, Roelof Botha, Michael Arrington, Chris Dixon, David Lee And David Sacks
Choosing this year's Startup Battlefield winners is a tough job. We've had a record number of applications for our startup competition happening in two weeks at Disrupt SF, and the 30 companies we've ...
03:48 am GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch RAWR: Samsung Canada Wins The Internet With This Custom Galaxy S III
It all started with a simple Facebook message from a loyal Samsung fan to the company's Canadian Facebook page. "I was just wondering if I could get a free Galaxy S3?" asked Shane. And for good measur...
03:21 am GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Stky Aims To Save You From Yourself With Sticky Note-Inspired To-Do List
You know that long to-do list that you never get to? The emails that have been starred for months, but still havent been replied to? Stky can help save you from your insurmountable to-do list.The app,...
03:20 am GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch No More Project Octopus A Corporate Dropbox Gets A Corporate Name
Last year at VMworld, there was this news story from VMware that was so refreshing. It concerned a new effort called Project Octopus. It had all the markings of a modern service -- the kind so rare in...
02:05 am GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Chief Creative Officer Mike Verdu Leaves Zynga To Found New, Zynga-Backed Startup
Zynga announced today that Chief Creative Officer Mike Verdu will leave the company after three years to lead his own startup. This might raise questions for some investors, as Verdu has been a drivin...
01:08 am GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Brings Notifications, Album-Specific Uploads To Standalone Camera App
Facebookupdated its standalone camera app today, showing users notifications when someonecomments, tags or likes a photo andallowing users to upload photos to specific albums.This is the latest in a s...
12:53 am GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch T-Mobile Galaxy S II Gets Support For ISIS Mobile Payments Thanks To New Update
It appears that a brand new update for the T-Mobile Galaxy S II subtly includes an "ISIS/NFC update." If this update enables the ISIS service on the phone, it would make the Galaxy S II the first phon...
12:53 am GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch New Update Appears To Bring ISIS Mobile Payments Support To T-Mobiles Galaxy S II
It appears that a brand new update for the T-Mobile Galaxy S II subtly includes an "ISIS/NFC update." If this update enables the ISIS service on the phone, it would make the Galaxy S II the first phon...
12:53 am GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch New Update Appears To Bring ISIS Mobile Payments Support To T-Mobiles Galaxy S II (Update)
It appears that a brand new update for the T-Mobile Galaxy S II subtly includes an "ISIS/NFC update." If this update enables the ISIS service on the phone, it would make the Galaxy S II the first phon...
12:33 am GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch First, Fire Thyself
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 ...
12:18 am GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Yammers David Sacks To Join Us At Disrupt SF
One of the most rational voices in the Valley, David Sacks has hit many of the commonly agreed upon entrepreneurial "milestones," and he's only 40. Sacks is part of a mafia (PayPal), he's had a pivot ...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Techcrunch Fords AppLink Is Now Available On 1M Vehicles, Will Host Developer Challenge At TC Disrupt Hackathon
Ford today announced that its AppLink platform is now available in 1 million vehicles across the company's fleet. The AppLink API allows developers to link their mobile apps to Ford's SYNC platform an...
11:59 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Fribi Is A Social Marketplace To Give Away Or Swap Things You Dont Need Anymore
Who doesn't like receiving free things from their friends? Fribi is an iPhone and Android app developed by a Norwegian startup to get rid of your unnecessary stuff that clutters your home. Conversely,...
11:12 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Winter Is Coming: The Great iPhone Cable Shortage Of 2012
How many iOS charger cables do you own? You know, the 30-pin connector that's been packaged alongside every iPod, iPhone and iPad for as long as I can remember. Personally, I own seven. Each of my fri...
10:49 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Social To-Do App Fetchnotes Adds 25 GB Of Free Storage From Box, Raises A Little Funding
Fetchnotes, the Twitter-likelightweight note-taking appthat lets you organize your to-do's with hashtags and collaborate with @ replies, is now offering users a 25 GB of free storage for backing up no...
10:37 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Cherry, The Uber For Carwashes, Launches In San Diego
Getting your car washed can be a huge pain in the city* -- there's routinely long lines and it takes forever. But for people who value the time it takes to get a car wash more than the cost, San Franc...
10:22 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Google Online Voter Registration Could Decrease Turnout
It's now easier than ever to register to vote over the web: Google is the latest tech powerhouse to support online registration with TurboVote, a slick step-by-step portal that conveniently mails US c...
09:50 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Cult Favorite Note Taking App Notational Velocity Gets A Cross-Platform Alternative
Notational Velocity is a cult favorite open source note taking app for OSX. The phrase "life changing" gets thrown around a lot by it devotees. It's simple, fast and it can sync with either Simplenote...
09:42 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Flipboard Hits 20 Million Users, 3 Billion Flips Per Month
Oh hey, remember when Flipboard had 5 million users? That was the official figure at the end of last year. It was also the number that came out just as the social magazine app was launching on iPhone,...
09:33 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches SkyDrive For Android
Earlier this month, Microsoft gave its SkyDrive cloud storage service a complete design overhaul that brought it in line with the look and feel of Microsoft's Windows 8 Metro UI. At that time, Microso...
08:23 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Wajam Injects Its Social Search Results Into Google Maps And Safari On iPhone
Wajam, the increasingly popular social search engine, uses a browser plugin to embed its own search results on Google, Bing and numerous other search and shopping sites. For the most part, this limits...
08:13 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Publishers Start Signing Up For PostReleases Content Marketing Network
"Content marketing" is a phrase I hear more and more these days, as brands increasingly create their videos, blog posts, and other forms of content to promote themselves, rather than just relying on t...
08:01 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Foxconn International Holdings Registers $226 Million Loss Due To Dismal Phone Orders
Foxconn International Holdings Ltd, a Foxconn Technology subsidiary, reported a $226.07 million loss, its highest-ever first-half net loss. Even though it is the largest contract maker of mobile phon...
07:50 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches Windows Azure Mobile Services: A Cloud Backend For Windows 8 Apps; iOS, Android & Windows Phone Support To Come
Microsoft announced this morning the addition of a new capability for Windows Azure today calledWindows Azure Mobile Services. This will allow developers to add a cloud backend to their Windows 8 appl...
07:50 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches Windows Azure Mobile Services: A Cloud Backend For Windows 8 And Mobile Apps
Microsoft announced this morning the addition of a new capability for Windows Azure today calledWindows Azure Mobile Services. This will allow developers to add a cloud backend to their Windows 8 appl...
07:24 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Gogo Granted Spectrum Approval In Canada, Will Take Flight In 2013
Aircell's Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi service will soon be heading to the Great White North.Launched just over four years ago, Gogo announced today that it has been granted a subordinate spectrum license in ...
07:20 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch The New iPhone Already Has An Android-Powered Clone
Psst. Yeah, you. Wanna buy a new iPhone? No, the new iPhone, the one thats not out yet. It's not important how I got it, are you in or not?Apple aficionados may have September 12 circled in their cale...
07:12 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Winter Is Coming: The Great iPhone Cable Shortage Of 2012
How many iOS charger cables do you own? You know, the 30-pin connector that's been packaged alongside every iPod, iPhone and iPad for as long as I can remember. Personally, I own seven. Each of my fri...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins Partners With Rock Health To Give Health Tech Startups A Boost
Rock Health, the accelerator for startups specializing in health-related apps, has landed a big new partner: Famed Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The partner...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch InstaEDU Positions Itself For The Future Of Online Education By Letting Students Schedule Specific Tutors And Lessons
Popular online tutor service InstaEDU now allows students to choose particular tutors in advance and schedule future sessions. The company, which launched in public beta this past May, previously only...
06:55 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch The Nexus 7 Now Enjoys Prime Advertising Real Estate On Googles Homepage
The iPad might have the bulk of the tablet mind share, but the Nexus 7 has Google.com. The $199 tablet is now advertised on Google's homepage with an attention-getting animation. It's hard to miss as ...
06:45 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Community Monitoring + Analytics Go Large: Vision Critical Takes $20M From Omers
Vision Critical, a Vancouver-based developer of online community panels and analytics for companies like Yahoo, Virgin, Rough Guides and Banana Republic and some 600 other brands, is today announcing ...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter: The Clipy Is A Backpack For The iPod Nano
The Clipy aims to solve the timeless problem associated with the iPod nano: Where do you store your headphones? The nano is too small to wrap the cord around and most other accessories are simply some...
06:37 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Amazons Kindle-Only Titles Downloaded Over 100M Times
Apparently, Amazon has been crunching its own internal data this week in order to tout the traction surrounding its various products. Only yesterday, the company was talking about numbers related to i...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch How Much Is A Like Worth? SumAll Social Metrics Tracks Social Activity Against Web Traffic And Revenue
Data visualization company SumAll launched SumAll Social Metrics, tracking a companys social activity against web traffic and revenue and providing insights on the companys return on social marketing....
06:23 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Weather Channel CEO David Kenny Joins SessionM Board
SessionM, a startup aiming to increase mobile app engagement, has a new addition to its board of directors David Kenny, who's currently serving as chairman and CEO of The Weather Channel.SessionM co-...
06:19 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch CrunchBase Weekly And Crunch Daily Bring Top Headlines To Your Inbox
Do you have a burning desire to know which startups raised the most capital this week? Who made the biggest acquisitions? Who got bought or sold? Are you interested in finding out where top industry e...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Go Try It On Adds Instagram-Like Filters To Mobile Fashion And Styling App
Go Try It On, a startup that allows users to share photos of themselves and get opinions on their looks, is releasing a new version of its iOS app that aims to make fashion photo sharing more interact...
05:48 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Death To The Restaurant Buzzer: NoWait Raises $2 Million For iOS-Based Waitlisting System
NoWait, a mobile waitlisting management service based in Pittsburgh, is announcing today it has closed on a $2 million Series A round of funding led by Birchmere Ventures. Sand Hill Angels and previou...
05:43 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch The Samsung Galaxy S III Is Now Available In Brown, Red, Black And Grey
Every once in a while a press release comes by that overflows with needless bullshit. Like this one from Samsung. The story is described in the headline above: The Galaxy S III is now available in sev...
05:14 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch NPD: Apple Customers Love The Genius Bar, Mostly Because Service Is Free
If you own an Apple product, chances are you've paid a visit to the Genius Bar, the magical place in the back of an Apple store where your broken iThings get fixed. It's a beautiful system, at least t...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Shopkick, SoundCloud, And Lookout Named Technology Pioneers By The World Economic Forum
Every year the World Economic Forum picks a number of up-and-coming technology startups from around the world and dubs them Technology Pioneers. Past members of this club include Google, Mozilla, Mint...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Wadi Ventures A New Israeli Micro-Seed Fund With Close Industry Ties And Mysterious Backers
Targeting "Silicon Wadi" -- Israel's own version of Silicon Valley -- Wadi Ventures has launched as a new micro-seed VC fund focusing on disruptive Internet and new media startups in the region. So ne...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Accounting Startup FreshBooks Launches An iPhone App, So Users Can Do Invoicing On The Go
Cloud accounting startup FreshBooks is designed to make billing, invoicing, tracking expenses, and managing customer relationships easier for small and medium-sized businesses. The company now wants t...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Rackspace Acquires Mailgun, A Y Combinator Startup That Gives App Developers An API For Creating And Managing Online Mailboxes
Rackspace has acquired Mailgun, a San Francisco-based Y Combinator startup that has developed an API for creating and managing online email inboxes for apps and web sites. It's a concept that sounds s...
03:12 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Science-Backed Baby Birchbox Wittlebee Makes Its First Acquisition: Cottonseed Clothing
Wittlebee, a "Birchbox for babies" backed by LA's Science incubator, is diving deeper into the products that form the core of its subscription-based kids' clothes service: today it is announcing its f...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch With More Than 1 Million iOS Users, Magisto Brings Its Mobile Video Editing App To Android Devices
Since everyone's got a smartphone in his or her pocket nowadays, video has never been easier to shoot. And with video apps like Viddy and Socialcam, it's also easier than ever to share with family and...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Garmin Announces Thinner, Lighter Garmin 10 GPS Watch
The $129 Garmin 10 is a new GPS watch by Garmin. Designed as a direct competitor to "grab and go" sport watches from Nike and Polar, the new watch offers training features like "Virtual Pacer" and aut...
02:51 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Barnes & Noble Moves Away From Bookstores For UK Nook Launch: John Lewis Dept Store Named First Partner
More developments on Barnes & Noble's plans to launch its Nook devices in the UK, the first market outside of the U.S. to see the e-readers and tablets: today the company has announced that it wil...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise App Testing Platform Sauce Labs Raises $3M From Salesforce And Triage Ventures
Sauce Labs, a a company that develops a web application testing platform for enterprise developers, has raised $3 million Series B funding round led by Triage Ventures with Salesforce joining as an in...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Patent Case Aftermath: Samsung Down By $12B (And Still Slumping) While Apple, Nokia, RIM All Gain
We still have to wait and see how the jury's ruling against Samsung over Apple patentswill play out for the company in terms of actual fines, injunctions -- and crucially -- future device design for t...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Viber Adds Support For S40, Symbian And Bada After Hitting 100M Users
Viber has essentially been a smash hit right from its conception. The company hit 50 million registered users in February of last year, extending that to 70 million by May. But today marks one of the ...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Tripbirds Pivots From Social Travel Omnibus To Social Hotel Booking Site
When I interviewed Tripbirds co-founder Ted Valentin before the social travel recommendation site's launch in March, he told me that hotel bookings formed the core of Tripbirds' revenue-generation mod...
07:48 am GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Motorolas Droid RAZR M 4G LTE Gets Detailed Ahead Of Official Unveiling
In case you hadnt heard yet, next week is going to be a busy one for gadget fiends Amazons got something brewing on the 6th, while Nokia and Motorola will be duking it for eyeballs since both have la...
04:57 am GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch After Removal By Apple, Privacy App Clueful Returns Via The Web
Back in May, security company Bitdefender launched Clueful, an iPhone app that looked at the other apps on your phone and identified what they were doing with your data. However, according to Bitdefen...
03:19 am GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Jack Dorsey To Keynote At TechCrunch Disrupt SF
People don't give technology enough credit as an art form -- the specifics of infrastructure and hard science behind it ultimately overshadow its more inchoate creativity.But the cliched trope of a so...
02:48 am GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch MasterCard Inks 5-Year NFCMobile Payments Deal With UKs Everything Everywhere, Covers 27M Users
MasterCard is once more extending its reach into mobile money services in Europe in partnership with a carrier -- this time in the mobile-savvy UK market. The payment processing giant has cut a five-y...
02:19 am GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter API Changes Are Already Posing Challenges To Tweetbot Developers
Tapbots has announced on their blog that the alpha version of Tweetbot for Mac will no longer be available. Now that Twitter limits an app's user base to only 100,000 users, Tweetbot is one of the vic...
02:14 am GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Marissa Mayer Appoints Former Lockerz CEO & Amazon VP Kathy Savitt As Yahoos New CMO
While the search continues for a new top executive for Flickr, Yahoo and its new CEO have found a new chief marketing officer -- and one with former operations experience. This afternoon Yahoo announc...
02:08 am GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung V. Apple And The Obviousness Standard
Editors Note: Leonid (Lenny) Kravets is a patent attorney at Panitch, Schwarze, Belisario and Nadel, LLP in Philadelphia, PA. Lenny focuses his practice on patent prosecution and intellectual property...
01:55 am GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Sequoias Alfred Lin, Kleiners Aileen Lee, SV Angels David Lee, Greylocks James Slavet And Google Ventures Bill Maris Will Be Disrupting SF
After a decade bereft of IPOs, venture-backed tech companies have come roaring back into the public markets over the last couple of years. But in case you think this means we're in a bubble, some of t...
01:53 am GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch FAA Reviewing Use Of Gadgets In The Air, But Forget About In-Flight Cell Phone Calls
Don't expect to make mid-flight phone calls from your smartphone anytime soon. While the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is putting together a group to re-examine current testing procedures and ...
01:48 am GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Sequoias Alfred Lin, Kleiners Aileen Lee, SV Angels David Lee, Greylocks James Slavet And Google Ventures Bill Maris Will Be Disrupting SF
After a decade bereft of IPOs, venture-backed tech companies have come roaring back into the public markets over the last couple of years. But in case you think this means we're in a bubble, some of t...
01:43 am GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Promotes VPs Craig Federighi And Dan Riccio, Announces Bob Mansfield Will Stay On
Apple announced today thatCraig Federighi, vice president of Mac Software Engineering, and Dan Riccio, vice president of Hardware Engineering, have been promoted to senior vice presidents, where they ...
01:19 am GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Founder Steve Perlman Is Leaving OnLive, Investor Gary Lauder Takes Over As Chairman
Cloud gaming company OnLive has announced that the company's founder and CEO Steve Perlman is "departing to work on his myriad of other projects." Lead investor Gary Lauder is taking over as the compa...
01:14 am GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Sonys Shape-Shifting, Windows 8-Powered VAIO Duo 11 Caught In Leaked Images
Microsofts Windows 8-powered surface tablet may be nabbing all the headlines (at least partially because some of Microsofts myriad hardware partners were miffed by the company's decision to make it in...
01:13 am GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Reddit Gets Two New Donation Options Powered By Crowdtilt And Dwolla
Dwolla, the web-based payments platform, and Crowdtilt, the web-based crowdfunding platform, are formalizing Reddit's capacity to tap into the power of the Internet as a force for good with today's in...
12:57 am GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Dude, Take A Vacation What VMware CEO Paul Maritz Says He Is Excited About Now That He Is Moving On To EMC
CEO Paul Maritz has kept pretty quiet about what he wants to do now that he plans to take his new job reporting to EMC CEO Joe Tucci. But in a press conference today at VMworld with his replacement Pa...
12:09 am GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Appeals Court Decision Against Occupy Wall Street Protester Malcolm Harris
Twitter just filed its appeal against a New York court decision requiring the company to turn over tweets and account information for Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris, who is being prosecut...
11:31 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Go West Young Men: Winklevoss Twins Buy $18M L.A. Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are heading west. The Winklevoss twins, the 31-year-old Harvard grads who are probably best known for their years-long legal fight with Mark Zuckerberg over the founding o...
11:06 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Fashion-Focused Kaleidoscope App Readies Personalized Shopping & Recommendations
Kaleidoscope, the mobile and desktop app which is the e-commerce equivalent to Pinterest's fashion-focused boards, helps users - primarily women - not just find outfits they like, but actually purchas...
10:53 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Call Them Maybe: LoanLook Simplifies Student Loan Payments With Live Advisors
Student loans aren't just a pain, they're a travesty. Yet a new crop of startups is looking to make this process better, not least of which is LoanLook. A subsidiary of Ceannate, LoanLook seeks to org...
10:38 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch As Samsung Tries To Get Galaxy Tab Injunction Lifted, Apple Names Eight Samsung Products It Wants Banned
After Friday's $1.05 billion verdict in favor of Apple, Samsung is now trying everything to reverse the trend while Apple is charging foward at full speed. Even though the injunction hearing will take...
09:46 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Diaspora Founders To Move On, Handing Over Decentralized Social Network To The Community
It was a good run, but it looks like the founders of Diaspora have reached the end of the road -- at least for their full-time leadership of the project. Diaspora, the Kickstarter-backed initiative la...
09:43 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Wells Social List-Making App Thinks Outside The To-Do
Well, a new social andcollaborativeto-do list application from former Digg, Blip.fm and Rackspace engineers, is officially launching today on iPhone, web and mobile web.But according to ex-Digg engine...
09:43 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Ex-Digg Engineers Launch Well, A Social List-Making App That Thinks Beyond The To-Do
Well, a new social andcollaborativeto-do list application from former Digg, Blip.fm and Rackspace engineers, is officially launching today on iPhone, web and mobile web.But according to ex-Digg engine...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch VMware Gets A New Boss Paul Maritz Turns Over Job To EMC COO Pat Gelsinger
Paul Maritz turned over the job of VMware CEO to EMC's COO Pat Gelsinger on stage at VMworld today. It's a move long expected that tells us more about the company's future direction as it moves into n...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Pocket Gems Eyes A Younger Female Audience With Tap Campus Life
Pocket Gems, a Sequoia Capital-backed mobile gaming startup, is eyeing a younger female demographic with a new game out today -- Tap Campus Life. It puts the company in more direct competition with ri...
08:48 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Boom Town: Tech Jobs Have Tripled In San Francisco Since The Start Of 2012
The visual evidence of boom times returning to San Francisco is all around the city: Apartments are nearly impossible to find, rents and home prices are shooting up, fancy new restaurants are popping ...
08:46 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Brain Hacking: Scientists Extract Personal Secrets With Commercial Hardware
Chalk this up to super-creepy: scientists have discovered a way to mind read personal secrets, such as bank PIN numbers and personal associations, using a cheap headset....
08:22 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Flurry: China Is Fastest Growing Market For iOS & Android Devices, Chile Comes In 2nd
It's no secret that mobile analytics firm Flurry gets a kick out of tracking apps and mobile device adoption trends, and today it released some new data on iOS and Android device adoption around the g...
07:26 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch TaskRabbit Adds Ebay Vet Lorrie Norrington & OpenTable Founder Chuck Templeton To Board
TaskRabbit, the labor marketplace that lets people outsource their errands and to-dos, is officially announcing the addition of two notable new board members today: eBay vet Lorrie Norrington and Open...
06:23 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Nexus 7 Is Now Available in France, Germany And Spain
The Nexus 7 is now available on the Google Play store in France, Germany and Spain. The 8GB and 16GB models are both available for 199 and 249 (respectively $249 and $312, sales tax included). Google ...
05:50 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Here Comes Passbook: Latest Leak Points To NFC-Equipped Next-Gen iPhone
The next iPhone has already leaked out in almost every way, shape and form, yet new images continue to surface. This time, we're allegedly seeing the most complete view of the next iPhone to date, inc...
05:32 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch IBM Buys Social HR And Talent Management Software Company Kenexa For $1.3B In Cash
IBM has scooped up talent management and HR software maker Kenexa. The price? A hefty $1.3 billion, or $46.00 per share in cash.The NASDAQ-listed Kenexa offers an HR, talent acquisition and talent man...
05:31 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Stock Opens At Record High Of $680 At A $637B Market Cap After Samsung Patent Win
Hear that? It's the sound of corks popping as Apple's stock price rockets to new highs. Following Apple's landmark victory against Samsung late Friday night, the company's stock price (NASDAQ:AAPL) op...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Pushes Prime, Says More Items Sent Via Two-Day Than Super Saver, Now Offering 15M Items
Amazon's digital delivery of content is ever-expanding, but it's also ramping up how quickly it is getting physical items to its customers at premium prices, and looping customers into longer subscrip...
05:26 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Report: One-Third Of U.S. Moms Own Connected Devices, 97% Of iPad Moms Shopped From Their Tablet Last Month
Remember when everyone in the tech industry sort of took a step back, looked at Pinterest, and said, whoa, this whole digital moms demographic might have some legs to it? Well, as it turns out, moms a...
05:05 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch UCWeb, Browser To China and Indias Millions, Seeks a Foot in Western Markets
Not a household name quite yet in Western markets, China's UCWeb -- a mobile browser that has attracted a whopping 200 million monthly active users mostly in Asia -- is looking to become one on this s...
04:33 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Fast Food? Delivery Hero Aims To Deliver [TCTV]
Delivery Hero, which competes with JustEat and just raised a $50 million Series D round, is now firmly in the middle of the 'War of the Take-outs' to bring your appetite for fast food and online order...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Shutl Preps US Launch For Same Day Delivery After $2m Round Led by UPS
It feels like the zombie-like resurgence of Urban Fetch and Kozmo from the late 90s, but delivering stuff to your house, like right now, is so hot right now. Thus SF startup PostMates is trying to cr...
03:25 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch $1.1B Microsoft Patent Deal Done, AOL Buys Back $600M In Stock, Offers Dividend Of $5.15 Per Share [CEO Memo]
Here's a timely story on how other companies not called Apple are also profiting from tech patents. Today AOL announced a share repurchase of $600 million in AOL stock, along with a one-time cash divi...
03:14 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Take-Out Wars Heat Up: Delivery Hero Raises Further $50M To Race Just-Eat To Global Domination
Delivery Hero, the online take-out ordering service founded by startup factory Team Europe, has raised a hefty $50 million Series D led by Kite Ventures, a previous backer of the company, while Kreos ...
02:44 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Whats In A Name? $1M, If Youre Called MobileApps.com. And At Least One Big Fish May Bite, Says CEO
The market for mobile apps is booming -- but not, it seems, for MobileApps.com, one of the many app aggregating marketplaces that have been set up in the last several years to ride that wave. The Sing...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch VMware Not Cloud Leader Next Generation Providers Filling Gaps, Creating New Categories
VMware will spend this week seeking to convince us that it will take the mantle as the cloud leader. But the reality is something far different as we head into VMworld, the company's annual event. Thi...
12:40 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Taking A Big Hit On Design, Samsung Doubles Down On Chips, Puts $974M Into ASML
Samsung Electronics has been knocked hard on mobile phone design innovation in the last few days, but in what might be a spectacular display of diversionary tactics, it is also doubling down on anothe...
11:50 am GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Blur Group Eyes Potential IPO For Its B2B Services Exchange
Is that the unfamiliar smell of a European tech IPO in the air? Quite possibly, although lets not get too far ahead of ourselves: Blur Group, the London-headquartered B2B Services Exchange, has appoin...
11:11 am GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch When Your Seed Round Is A Party, Few People Have Fun
Social proof is the meanest mofo in the Valley. Second tier VCs want to be in the same rounds as first tier VCs and third tier VCs want to get in on the deals offered to 2nd tier VCs. It's all very hi...
03:58 am GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch IAC Is Buying About.com From NYT For $300M; Deal Coming Either Tonight Or Tomorrow: Source
Both AllThingsD and Reuters have reported a deal in the works, and we have now confirmed with a source very close to the situation that IAC is buying About.com from the New York Times Company for an ...
03:58 am GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Confirmed: IAC Has Bought About.com From NYT For $300M
Update: The news has now been confirmed. The $300 million acquisition price includesAbout.com, ConsumerSearch.com and CalorieCount.com and the deal will close in the next several weeks.Full release be...
03:58 am GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Confirmed: IAC Has Bought About.com From The New York Times For $300M In Cash
Update: The news has now been confirmed. The $300 million acquisition price includesAbout.com, ConsumerSearch.com and CalorieCount.com and the deal will close in the next several weeks.Full release be...
01:27 am GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Badass LA Fashion Site Nasty Gal Picks Up A Badass $40M From Index Ventures For World Domination
Nasty Gal, a site dedicated to selling "badass", "unapologetically sexy" female fashion, has picked up a cool $40 million Series B round from Index Ventures, just five months after the VCs were the so...
01:10 am GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Techcrunch Late Labs: A Crowdcoding Site Where Developers Trade Code For Equity
A new startup called Late Labswants to connect coders with worthwhile side projects, and to reward them for their work with startup equity. The company lays out the problemon its mission page: "For Hu...
11:40 pm GMT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Techcrunch VC Transparency Is The New Black
When Instagram was bought by Facebook earlier this spring for $1 billion, one question lingering on everyone's minds was how much VC firm Andreessen Horowitz made on the deal. The firm had made an ear...
11:15 pm GMT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Vacation Blackout Further Affirms Next iPhones September 21 Launch Date
We've received yet another bit of evidence confirming the next iPhone's September 21 launch. According to an AT&T sales rep, AT&T staff has been given a vacation blackout from September 21 to ...
10:33 pm GMT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Techcrunch Hip San Francisco Coffee Shop Bans Instagram
San Francisco's Four Barrel Coffee made a stir last week when it posted a sign of rules including "not talking about annoying hipster topics". Ever the fans of self-reference, its bohemian customers w...
09:30 pm GMT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Techcrunch How Free Apps Can Make More Money Than Paid Apps
Editor's note:John Manoogian III is co-founder and CTO at140 Proof, a venture-backed startup for targeted Twitter advertising.While building apps for Apple and Android app stores can be highly lucrati...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Techcrunch Where Have The Users Gone?
Editors Note:Nir Eyalwrites about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business atNirAndFar.com. He is the author of the forthcoming book Hooked: How to Drive Engagement by Creating User Ha...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Techcrunch The Next Battle for Internet Freedom Could Be Over 3D Printing
Either we allow for the ambiguity that freedom and unregulated 3D printing will bring, or we enforce far-reaching laws that may decrease liberty without changing results.For those who appreciate the i...
05:59 am GMT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Techcrunch 5 Design Tricks Facebook Uses To Affect Your Privacy Decisions
Editor’s note: Avi Charkham is Head of Product & Design @ lool ventures, an early stage, value-add venture capital firm based in Israel and the incubators ofMyPermissionspersonal cloud secur...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Techcrunch SAP Holding Startup Forums To Develop Ecosystem For HANA The Companys First Ever Platform Play
SAP is doing a series of startup forums that signal a significant change in the company. It's a move unlike any we see from the likes of HP, Oracle or IBM. SAP is making a play as a platform company. ...
03:03 am GMT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Techcrunch Wanna Collaborate On A Song With Paul Oakenfold? Beatlab Is Making It Happen
Historically there's been a pretty high barrier to entry when it comes to making electronic music. The standard tools used to create beats are software programs things like Traktor and Ableton Live, d...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Techcrunch With A San Francisco Launch Imminent, Lyft Is Doubling Its Fleet Of Drivers And Readying An Android App
It's been just eight weeks since Zimride's ride-sharing service, Lyft, was launched in beta, providing San Francisco users a low-cost alternative to cabs and Ubers. Since then, the service has grown a...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Techcrunch Patents Are Worthwhile For Startups To Pursue In the US, But Not Abroad
A recent TechCrunch guest post by Jeffrey Shieh suggests that startups should file for international patent protection for a variety of reasons. Mr. Shieh does a great job of explaining the benefits a...
12:24 am GMT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Techcrunch Astronaut And Innovation Icon Neil Armstrong Passes Away At 82
NBC News reports that astronaut and icon Neil Armstrong passed away earlier today due to complications from a heart-bypass operation he underwent a few weeks ago. He was 82. Though his merits were man...
10:57 pm GMT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks New Retargeted Ads Performing Very Well, Adds Partners To Run Them
Facebook Exchange could pull in a wealth of new advertising dollars by letting businesses retarget ads at Facebook users who've visited their websites, and now I'm learned and confirmed that the first...
10:56 pm GMT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Techcrunch Email Tricks Of The Super Successful
Over the past month, the most successful people I know have taught me a very important lesson: be a great emailer. Nearly all of them have a few simple tricks up their super-efficient sleeves: be ridi...
10:22 pm GMT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Techcrunch All Your Metadata Shall Be In Water Writ
The power of the internet lies in its near-infinite mutability. It's an edifice of information being added to and sculpted by as many hands as there are eyes viewing it. Truly democratic and increasin...
09:24 pm GMT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apples New Mini iPad Expected To Take The Stage At October Event
Tell me if this particular rumor sounds familiar -- rather than lump the announcements of a new iPhone and a new iPad into a single event, Apple will instead unveil the products at two distinct events...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Social Mediocracy
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor planted a big fat one on Google +'s new Circle Notification sliders. These babies mean Google + co...
07:30 pm GMT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Techcrunch Coders Cant Put Writers Out Of A Job Yet, But Wed Better Watch Our Backs
Last week The New York Times ran a story by John Markoff about robots replacing human workers. Andrew McAfee, co-author of the excellent Race Against The Machine followed up with a post of his own. Th...
06:30 pm GMT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Techcrunch Sequoia Capitals Latest $975 Million Raise Is All About International
It looks like Sequoia Capital finally closed in on that cash we've been hearing about. We've heard that the firm has raised three separate funds for U.S., China and Israeli investments. Our sources sa...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Techcrunch What Happens When Pollsters Are No Better Than Psychics?
I'm going to get a little political here, but bear with me, this is a tech post in the end.I'm in the midst of a trip from my new home in Berkeley, through my old stomping grounds in New York City, to...
09:00 am GMT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Techcrunch Why The Internet Hates My Name (Its The Accent Marks)
The Internet doesnt like me or, at least, it doesnt care much for my name. My first name consists of two words and I have accent marks in both my first and last names, which seems to complicate my on...
05:50 am GMT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Techcrunch The Battle Continues: AppleSamsung Injunction Hearing Set For September 20
Oh, you thought this whole mess was over now that Samsung has to pony up $1.049 billion in damages to its bitter rival Apple? Not by a long shot. According to The Verge, Samsung and Apple attorneys ha...
04:13 am GMT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Stock Reaches New All-Time High Following Verdict, Up 1.70% To $674.48 After Hours
Apple stock reached a new all-time high as itrose 1.79% to $675.11 in after-hours tradingat the time of publication. The stock opened Friday morning at $659.51.A few hours after the market closed on F...
04:09 am GMT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Techcrunch Hang On A Minute: Jurors Awarded Apple Damages Without Finding Infringements (Updated)
It's a good thing that lawyers from both Apple and Samsung were allowed to review the jury's verdict document after it was read, because there seem to be a few issues with it. Upon further review, the...
04:09 am GMT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Now Owed Only $1.049 Billion In Damages After Jury Revisits Inconsistent Verdict
It's a good thing that lawyers from both Apple and Samsung were allowed to review the jury's verdict document after it was read, because there seem to be a few issues with it. Upon further review, the...
02:48 am GMT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Wins Patent Ruling As Jury Finds Samsung Infringes
The jury in the landmark Apple-Samsung trial announced moments ago that Samsung infringed on patents for bounce back scrolling functionality on all devices.On the 915 patent, relating to one finger to...
02:48 am GMT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Awarded $1.051 Billion In Damages As Jury Finds Samsung Infringed On Design And Software Patents
The jury in the landmark Apple-Samsung trial ruled mostly in favor of Apple, including awarding Apple $1,051,855,000 in damages.Samsung, on the other hand, was granted a total of $0 in damages.Here's ...
02:48 am GMT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Awarded $1.049 Billion In Damages As Jury Finds Samsung Infringed On Design And Software Patents
The jury in the landmark Apple-Samsung trial ruled mostly in favor of Apple, including awarding Apple $1,051,855,000 in damages.Samsung, on the other hand, was granted a total of $0 in damages.Here's ...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Techcrunch The End Is Nigh For The Apple v. Samsung Trial
Apple and Samsung's whirlwind legal battle in San Jose, California has finally come to a head. After attorneys from both sides made their final, impassioned statements to the jury this past Tuesday, d...
01:58 am GMT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Acquires Threadsy, Maker of Social Marketing Tool Swaylo
Facebook just made what appears to be another "acqui-hire," with the purchase of Threadsy, a TechCrunch Disrupt startup that went on to make a marketing tool called Swaylo. The terms were undisclosed....
12:02 am GMT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 08.24.12. (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Kevin Marks, John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1:00pm Pacific....
11:44 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Guggenheim Architect To Design Facebook HQs New 3,400-Employee Tree-Topped Engineering Building
Share price be damned, Facebook is expanding. It's just announced that Guggenheim Museum architect Frank Gehry will design a 3,400 employee engineering office connected to its Menlo Park Headquarters ...
11:17 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Exclusive: Startup Launch Ruined By Careless Blogger
Last night I attended an event for a local startup that was very excited about an upcoming product launch and coming out of beta, making its service openly available to everyone. The official launch w...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch iSwifter Reveals Itself As Agawi, Announces Second Version Of Cloud Gaming Platform For Publishers
The Menlo Park-based company formerly known as iSwifter has announced version 2.0 of its cloud gaming platform to offer more content types and usage on clients beyond iPads. Android tablets, Windows 8...
10:50 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Pro Tip: Buy One Of The Last Disrupt Early Bird Tickets Today And Spend The Other $1K On Booze
You guys aren't dummies, you know why we're constantly posting about ourTechCrunch Disruptconferences. The conferencesmake us money, and this money allows us to hire even more writers to cover your (y...
10:32 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy Stellar Expected To Hit Verizon With Starter Mode, $99 Price Tag
It's no secret by now that Verizon plans to launch a device called the Galaxy Stellar in the near future -- the short-lived EvLeaks Twitter account posted a picture of it before going silent -- but a ...
09:55 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch NiftyThrifty Raises $2 Million From Tribeca Venture Partners, Others
NiftyThrifty, an online, pre-owned, vintage clothing store, announced today that it has raised $2 million from Tribeca Venture Partners, Signal Ventures, Greycroft, idealab and Howard Morgan.The Brook...
09:55 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Can Open Source Hardware Companies Survive Clones?
In theory, this Kickstarter project aiming to sell a sub-$2,000 MakerBot clone shouldn't be that much of a big deal. The MakerBot Replicator, one of the first (and best) home 3D printers in the world,...
09:42 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Hey Amazon Employees, Stop Talking To Us
Somebody at Amazon in Seattle just texted us a pic of this weird propaganda poster, posted in an elevator at Headquarters: A SECURE AMAZON BEGINS WITH YOU.Basically, the message here is "Don't talk to...
09:40 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Find Out How Many Fake Twitter Followers You Have With StatusPeople
Are you a social media superstar, or is your Twitter feed just a soapbox for asoullessanimatronicaudience? StatusPeopleis a humbling web application that reveals the percentage of followers that are f...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Evernote Declares A Cease-Fire In Its War With Paper, Partners With Moleskine For Smart Notebooks
Evernote CEO Phil Libin said today that he doesn't spend a lot of time thinking about competition, but he admits that there has been one "age-old rivalry" with pen-and-paper. Hearing about people who...
09:25 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Joining the Linux Foundation
The overwhelming majority of web-based services today rely on Linux. More and more of these companies are joining the Linux Foundation, the "nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of L...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Digitization Company YesVideo Adds Unlimited Cloud Storage For Home Videos And Photos
YesVideo is best known for converting old videotapes and photos and giving users back a DVD with all their old home movies in a digital format. But it's increasingly moving past digitization and into ...
08:45 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Evernote Announces Evernote Business With Company-Wide Sharing And Phone Support
Evernote CEO Phil Libin just announced a new product aimed at small- and medium-sized companies (or small- and medium-sized teams within large enterprises) appropriately, it's called Evernote Busines...
08:44 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: 3 Vizio Co-Stars! #TechCrunch
The Vizio Co-Star is the first Google TV box that features support for OnLive gaming as well as video services like Netflix, Amazon and YouTube. Sounds pretty awesome right? Here is another chance for...
08:20 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch MOGs Music-Focused Ad Network Sold To Townsquare Media
Before it was a music streaming service that was acquired by Beats, MOG was a music blog network. It launched in 2008 as the MOG Music Network, an ad network to monetize that content. Townsquare Media...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch The Oatmeal Helps New Tesla Museum Raise One Million Smackers
The Oatmeal, who really should freaking start making comics and stop helping museums in Long Island that no one thought about until a week ago, just announced that he and the Internet raised $100 mill...
07:59 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch reKiosk Digitally Recreates The Independent Bookstore and Record Store Experience
While ebooks and digital music are becoming the dominant way of consuming books and songs, only a few digital retailers have become important players in this space. reKiosk is trying to bring to the w...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch T-Mobile Discontinues The Galaxy Note Two Weeks After Releasing It
It was only a fortnight ago that T-Mobile announced it would be carrying Samsung's Galaxy Note. Pink subscribers everywhere rejoiced in the confirmation — we'd suspected the Note's arrival for q...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch T-Mobile Discontinues The Galaxy Note Two Weeks After Releasing It (Update)
It was only a fortnight ago that T-Mobile announced it would be carrying Samsung's Galaxy Note. Pink subscribers everywhere rejoiced in the confirmation — we'd suspected the Note's arrival for q...
07:12 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts New Logo Is A Hop, Skip, And Straightened Character Away From Apples Typeface
Some people love Microsoft's new logo. Some people hate it. However, most agree it looks like a mashup of Google and Apple's design elements.The symbol next to the name looks straight out of Google's ...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Pagelever Releases Minilytics, A Free Tool That Shows Fans Reached On Facebook Page Posts
Pagelever, a popular Facebook analytics company, released a new, free tool called Minilytics today. The company claims it is the first tool that lets users measure how many fans see their posts on Fac...
06:50 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Give Your Instagram Pictures A Creative Commons License With I Am CC
The disconnect between smartphone-based Instagram and the Internet is relatively infuriating. For one, you can't scroll through your friends' photos, and perhaps more importantly, your can't license y...
06:34 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Rumor Mill: Apple Is Holding Two Separate Events For The New iPhone And iPad
The Intermacweb is in a tizzy today at the possibility of two upcoming Apple events - one on September 12 for a September 21st iPhone launch and another for iPad news, potentially for the fabled iPad...
06:21 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch NBC And Amazon Add Parks & Rec, Battlestar Galactica And More To Prime Instant Video
Amazon and NBC have long shared a happy relationship, but today they're stepping it up a notch. The companies have just announced that they are expanding their content licensing agreement to stream hu...
05:21 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung, Apple Both Come Away Losers In South Korean Patent Trial
While nine jurors in California attempt to turn days worth of allegations and testimony into a binding legal verdict, the Apple/Samsung patent fiasco finally came to a head in Samsung's native South K...
04:55 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Kodak Wants To Sell Film Business, Focus On Printers
Soon, Kodak will cease to be a film company. After spending almost a decade swirling the pot and the past eight months going directly down the drain, Kodak has decided to sell its traditional film bus...
04:48 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch With A Little Help From Curiosity, Rovio Mobile Teases Angry Birds Space: Red Planet
Those pigs aren't dead pixels, friends. The Curiosity rover apparently found the next angry birds settlement on Mars -- or so goes the viral campaign's story. Rovio Mobile took to YouTube to tease its...
08:50 am GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch AtTask Raises $13 Million For Software as a Service That Combines Social Tech With Traditional Project Management
Utah-based AtTask has raised $13 million for its collaborative work management software as a service (SaaS) accordingtodocuments filedwith the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC).Names of the ...
06:28 am GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Siri Is The New Clippy
You know the feeling, you're trying to navigate through apps to distract yourself from the mind numbing boredom of a tech conference let's say, and all of a sudden you accidentally press too hard on y...
05:34 am GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Meh New Logo: Graphic Design Expert Armin Vit Weighs In [TCTV]
Microsoft today unveiled a new corporate logo, its first large-scale logo redesign since 1987. Everyone with a working set of eyeballs can weigh in on whether they like it or not -- and many people ha...
05:21 am GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Tagwhats Virtual Tour Guide Gets A Social Superslider
Tagwhat tries to connect online content to real-world locations, and it's taking that idea step further with a new feature that it calls the Superslider.Co-founder and CEO Dave Elchoness says that the...
01:57 am GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Indias SMS Hoax Panic: Could It Happen In The U.S.?
Last week tens of thousands of migrants from India's northeast region fled urban areas rumor ricocheted through text messages and social media that Muslims would attack them after Ramadan. Fake photos...
01:55 am GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Liftopia Founders On How Their Ski Trip Planning Startup Stays Busy In The Off-Season [TCTV]
Last week we got an email from ski lift ticket e-retailer Liftopia about a big deal it inked to be the exclusive tech platform for the Mountain Collective, a new partnership of four elite ski resorts:...
12:54 am GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch OkCupid Asks Ad-Blocker Users To Go Ad-Free Forever For $5 With This Smart, Funny Banner
"So normally there would be an ad in this spot. But you're using an ad-blocker like a boss.Here's a solution: You donate $5 to us once, & we remove all ads from the site forever." That's the text ...
12:32 am GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Bag Week: The HEX Fleet Messenger Bag
As surely as the seasons turn and the sun races across the sky, Bag Week is upon us once again. Last year I took a risk by taking a white Ogio backpack for a spin (surprise: it still looks pretty good...
12:27 am GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce.com Reports Q2 Revenues Up 34% With EPS Of 42 Cents
alesforce.com is reporting second quarter revenues of $732 million, up 34% compared to last year. Earnings Per Share were 42 cents.Wall Street had expected EPS of 39 cents and revenues of $728.15M....
12:27 am GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce.com Tweets Results Reports Q2 Revenues Up 34% With EPS Of 42 Cents
alesforce.com is reporting second quarter revenues of $732 million, up 34% compared to last year. Earnings Per Share were 42 cents.Wall Street had expected EPS of 39 cents and revenues of $728.15M....
12:27 am GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Update: Salesforce.com Hit Hard In After Hours Trading Reports Q2 Revenues Up 34% With EPS Of 42 Cents
Salesforce.comjust made an interesting announcement. It is tweeting its results as CEO Marc Benioff talks about the results in the company conference call. The companyis reporting second quarter reven...
12:27 am GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Salesfore Reports Q2 Revenues Up 34% With EPS Of 42 Cents
Salesforce.comjust made an interesting announcement. It is tweeting its results as CEO Marc Benioff talks about the results in the company conference call. The companyis reporting second quarter reven...
12:20 am GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch Disney Brings More Live Kids Content Online Through Comcasts Xfinity TV Website
Disney is getting in on the TV Everywhere game in a big way, by bringing even more of its live kids content online with partner Comcast. The move will help Disney reach its viewers on new platforms, a...
12:08 am GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Techcrunch New Executives At Mobile Platform Onswipe: Jumptaps Jared Hand And AOLs Rich Bloom
Onswipe, which optimizes websites for touch interface like the iPad, is announcing two big executive hires today Jared Hand, who is the company's first chief revenue officer, and Rich Bloom, its firs...
11:05 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Another Piece In Twitters Money Puzzle: Teaming Up With HootSuite To Cross-Sell Ads
When Twitter published its latest thinking on how its API would evolve, and what developers it wanted to leave behind, it noted that one of the areas (quadrants, if you will) it wanted to emphasize mo...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Trinitys Karan Mehandru Dissects Opportunities in Online Marketing
"In the Studio" continues this week by hosting a venture capitalist who, after earning degrees in electrical engineering and management science, went on to assume a number of engineering roles in indu...
10:53 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Over 290 Startups Joining Us At TechCrunch Disrupt SF
At Disrupt San Francisco, which is just around the corner, September 8-12, we will be welcoming for the first time the Brazilian, Argentinian, Mexican and Chilean Pavilions. In previous years we have ...
10:23 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon To Hold Press Conference In Santa Monica On Sept. 6
Amazon PR has just sent out invites for a press conference next month in Santa Monica. Historically, the online retailer has held press conferences in New York for various Kindle-related launches. The...
09:37 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Contest: Remix Our TechCrunch Disrupt Music Winner Gets Free Tickets To Disrupt
Tech-Crunch DISRUPT! With Disrupt SF coming up in less than three weeks, perhaps you are starting to hum our memorable Disrupt music in your head. Tech-Crunch DISRUPT! We are debuting new custom trac...
09:35 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Sequoia-Backed Clutch Mobile Secures Apps, Devices And Networks For The Enterprise
As mobile invades the enterprise, companies and IT admins need comprehensive security offerings that offer protection for iOS and Android. Enter Clutch Mobile, a recently launched startup which gives ...
09:08 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch MilkTape: $15 For 128MB USB Drive Disguised As A Cassette Tape
Johnny looked Amanda in the eye. They had only been dating for a couple of weeks, but in a summer romance, just before heading back to college, weeks seemed like forever. And yet, were still never eno...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Lumify Launches To Stitch Beautiful Short Videos Together On Your iPhone
More and more, people are shooting videos on their phones. But once the video is done, what do they do with it? For most users, those videos sit there, unused and unshared, on the mobile device. A few...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook For iOS App Is Now 2X Faster, With Quicker Launch, Photos, Feed, And Built-In Messenger
"It's slow" no more. Facebook answers one its top complaints today with the release of v5 of its iOS app that's two times faster because it's built on Objective-C not HTML5. The design looks mostly th...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook For iOS App Is Now 2X Faster: Quicker Launch, Photos, Feed, And Built-In Messenger
"It's slow" no more. Facebook answers one its top complaints today with the release of v5 of its iOS app that's two times faster because it's built on Objective-C not HTML5. The navigation is mostly t...
08:56 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Would You Be Richer If Obama Or Romney Won? Politify Shows You
How much cash would you have in your pocket if Barack Obama were elected? Two Berkeley students have created a fun web app, Politify, that you lets you find out how each candidate would effect your po...
08:47 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Romaine Jerome Targets The Wealthy Arcade Lover With New Pac-Man Watch
This watch probably costs the equivalent of all the money I put into arcade games as a kid. Swiss watchmaker Romain Jerome helps you once again recall your video-game addicted youth with a limited edi...
08:46 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch StartX, The Accelerator For Stanford Students, Wins $800K Grant From The Kauffman Foundation
StartX, the startup accelerator for Stanford students, has raised its first big piece of funding an $800,000 grant from the wing Marion Kauffman Foundation.Under the name SSE Labs, StartX first launc...
08:38 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Google Starts Pre-Approving More Google+ Vanity URLs
A few weeks ago, Google announced that it would soon start rolling out custom URLs for celebrities and brands. At the time, it wasn't clear how Google would choose the individuals and brands that woul...
08:18 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Reddit Co-Founder Takes To The Open Road To Support The Open Web
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and GM Erik Martin are running a $40,000 Indiegogo campaign to fund a bus trip across part of the country (from Kentucky to Denver) in order to talk about the Open Web...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch News Discovery Startup Prismatic Is Ready For The Masses, Thanks To Its New iPhone App
Prismatic co-founder and CEO Bradford Cross has taken a fairly measured approach to launching the company's news discovery service. The team has only been opening the service gradually, and Cross tell...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Voice Blogging Service Bubble Motion Raises $5M From JAFCO
Bubble Motion, which offers a popular a Twitter-like voice blogging service in India, Japan, and Indonesia, has raised $5 million in new funding from Japan venture firm, JAFCO. Previous backers includ...
07:56 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Electronic Glove Helps Doctors Diagnose Breast Cancer
A new product dubbed the Glove Tricorder by Med Sensation aims to make it easier for doctors - and patients - to diagnose breast cancer as well as problems like enlarged kidneys and other sub-dermal i...
07:52 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Your Table Is Ready: BuzzTable Makes The Restaurant Wait List Suck Less
You've been there before. You show up with your friends at a restaurant, but lo and behold, there are no tables available. You have to wait. Countless couples, trios, foursomes are called before you. ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Social Couponing Site Reclip.It Comes Out Of Private Beta To Help Users Discover And Share Deals Online
If there's one industry that hasn't really gone social yet, it's probably e-commerce and the general deals space. With that in mind, Reclip.It is re-imagining the social deals and couponing space, by ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Evernote Integrates With 1DollarScan To Add Your Scanned Books To Its Data Store
A couple of months ago, I interviewed Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote, about what might come next for the note-taking, image-collecting, audio-recording app, and one answer he gave me had to do with books...
06:58 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch With People Search, Netflix Lets You Easily Find Movies With Your Favorite Actor On The Xbox 360
Ever have the hankering to watch an old Clint Eastwood western? Or maybe you really want to see Liam Neeson hunt down and kill kidnappers, or maybe wolves? Maybe you're just aching to watch Woody Alle...
06:48 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch PSA: Mute Spotify Advertisements If You Cant Buy A Pro Subscription
Friend of TC Nik Cubrilovic posted this clever hack that allows you to listen to the free version of Spotify without having to listen to advertisements. He recommends that it only be used by people wh...
06:35 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch With A Budget Almost Cut In Half And 40 Percent Staff Cuts Can The RIAA Survive?
RIAA's budget comes from music labels and distributors because it represents the interests of the music industry. Therefore, it depends on their willingness. TorrentFreak obtained its latest tax filin...
06:11 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch NPD: 18% Of Consumers Watch Online Video Daily On TVs; Chinas Urbanites Watch The Most Of All
Online video -- helped along by the rise of tablets, better broadband and a flood of content from YouTube, Netflix, Amazon and many others -- has seen a huge rise in usage in the last few years; and w...
06:10 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch 25 Years Later, Microsoft Unveils A Revamped Corporate Logo
Microsoft has a new look. The company just took the wraps off its new corporate branding. Replacing its previous logo is a staunch, four-pane colored window very reminiscent of the grid layout scheme ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Deals Marketplace DealsGoRound Rebrands As MyCabbage, Lets Users Store And Share Savings
Former secondary daily deals marketplace DealsGoRound announced today that it has relaunched as MyCabbage, an online and mobile platform that allows users to organize, share and redeem gift cards, cou...
05:56 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch President Reagans Son Wants To Free You From The Shackles Of Liberal Email At Reagan.com
I usually don't like to dip my nose into politics on these pages, but this is pretty hot stuff. If you - or someone you love - wants to play this one for the Gipper they can head over to Reagan.com an...
05:43 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Kixeye Poaches CityVille GM Patmore From Zynga to be VP of Product
Zynga's tanking stock price is everyone else's gain. Kixeye, the iconoclastic, midcore Facebook gaming company, just hired away the general manager of CityVille, Alan Patmore, to be its vice president...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Said To Reveal Arrow And Phi Windows Phone 8 Devices On September 5
Nokia is expected to pull back the curtains on its new slew of Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia phones on September 5, but the Finnish phone company has been agonizingly vague about what it intends to sh...
05:36 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Quality Matters: J.D. Power And Associates Crowns Verizon Wireless King Of Network Quality
While having the biggest subscriber base in the U.S., Verizon Wireless has also maintained the best network quality of all national carriers according to J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Wireless Networ...
05:14 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch MobileSpaces Picks Up $3M From Accel To Let Workers Use Enterprise Apps On Their Own Phones
With Apple's iPhone and other Android devices quickly permeating the workforces of the country's biggest companies, corporations are wrestling with how to let employees work from their own personal sm...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Name That Tune: SongPop Has Now Racked Up 25M Users, 4M Of Them Daily
Social games come and go but for now the buzz around SongPop continues. Today publisher FreshPlanet announced some landmark numbers, which point to how the music game -- where users play each other in...
04:33 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch This Video Pits Parts From The New iPhone Against The iPhone 4S, Galaxy S III
The new iPhone is coming and this video by SmartPhoneMedic provides the best look at the changes yet. Ignore the cheesy intro; the video is legit. It shows not only the difference between the new iPho...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Social Shopping Site Shopcade Introduces Perks To Reward Its Most Influential Shoppers
Social shopping site, Shopcade, is introducing a new feature today that will reward its most active or, more precisely, its most influential users. Yes, folks, this is another attempt to turn social c...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Pandora Ships Its Biggest Android Update Yet With A Redesign, Music Exploration Features And More
Pandora has been fairly open about the fact that mobile is a major focus for the music streaming company. More than 70% of listening on Pandora takes place on a mobile device33 million hours of songs ...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Data Center Analytics Startup CloudPhysics Raises $2.5 Million From Mayfield Partners With Investment From VMware Co-Founders
CloudPhysics has raised $2.5 million from the Mayfield Fund and VMware Co-Founders Diane Greene and MendelRosenblum among other angel investors. The company will use the investment to build out an ana...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Data Center Analytics Startup CloudPhysics Raises $2.5 Million From Mayfield Partners, VMware Co-Founders
CloudPhysics has raised $2.5 million from the Mayfield Fund and VMware Co-Founders Diane Greene and MendelRosenblum among other angel investors. The company will use the investment to build out an ana...
03:22 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Make Way For Another European Square: SumUp Launches With $20M+ In Backing
Add one more to the list of companies going head-to-head in the area of card payments by way of smartphone attachments: today, Berlin-based SumUp is opening up for business in the UK, Germany, Ireland...
03:15 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch PLAiR Is A Sub-$100, Dolphin Fin-Shaped USB Dongle For Streaming Online Video To Your TV
Hey guys! So remember when yesterday, I wrote about some awesome new startup that raised some money but didn't want to talk about the product it was building? Well, gather up close, 'cuz I'm gonna tel...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch TV Guide Rolls Out A New iOS App For Personalized Discovery Of TV Shows
For all the content that's going online, users still watch a ton of TV content on, you know, TV. But today's program grids still leave a lot to be desired, which is why TV Guide is offering up a new w...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Is Serendipity Dead? Location-Based Mobile App Roamz Relaunches To Focus On User Intent Instead
When Roamz first launched its social-local-mobile application, the thing was all about serendipity. That is, it was all about helping users to discover lots of new things that they might not have know...
11:25 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Mobile To Lay Off Off 1,000 People, Move HQ To Tokyo From Sweden As Part of Restructuring
The crunch among the handset makers who are not Samsung and Apple continues apace. Today, Android handset maker Sony announced that its loss-making mobile handset division Sony Mobile Communications w...
11:25 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Mobile To Lay Off 1,000 People, Move HQ To Tokyo From Sweden As Part of Restructuring
The crunch among the handset makers who are not Samsung and Apple continues apace. Today, Android handset maker Sony announced that its loss-making mobile handset division Sony Mobile Communications w...
08:01 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Mocana Raises $25 Million To Address Mobile App And Smart Device Security Market
Mocana has raised $25 million in new funding from Trident Capital for mobile app and smart security solutions. The Series D round gives Mocana $47 million in total investment.Mocana's goal is to be th...
06:24 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Applifiers Everyplay, Which Lets Mobile Gamers Share Glory, Attracts Interest From 100 Developers
Applifier, a Helsinki and San Francisco-based mobile-social gaming network, added a lot more richness to its user experience this week with Everyplay, a way for gamers to share and replay their greate...
06:17 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Stripes Capture The Flag 2.0 A Hands On Contest For App Developers To Test Their Security Know-How
Online payment company Stripe launched a very cool online contest today that plays off the computer security world's well-known war game: Capture the Flag.In Stripe's version, app developers discover ...
05:15 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Why The FTC Let Facebook Buy Instagram: FB Camera Is Tiny, IG Makes No Money, And Google
Evidence from Facebook and Instagramplus analysis from outside experts has convinced the Federal Trade Commission to today approve the landmark acquisition. After four months of investigation, it's al...
05:15 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Why The OFT And FTC Let Facebook Buy Instagram: FB Camera Is Tiny, IG Makes No Money, And Google
Evidence from Facebook and Instagramplus analysis from outside experts has convinced the Federal Trade Commission to today approve the landmark acquisition. After four months of investigation, the UK'...
05:04 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Tumblr Truly Disappointed That Twitter Revoked Its Friend-Finding Privileges
Twitter isn't done with its efforts to take tighter control of its API now Tumblr users can no longer search for their Twitter friends when they sign up on the microblogging service.Twitter did the s...
05:02 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Patent Expert Christopher Marlett On Why Apple Could Win Out Over Samsung In Court [TCTV]
The jury is still out -- literally -- on the Apple v. Samsung court case, in which Apple has accused Samsung of copying the iPhone and the iPad designs with its Android-powered mobile devices. While w...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Audysseys Bluetooth Wireless Speakers Bring The Ruckus In A Tiny Package
The market for high quality wireless speakers is relatively small. Consider the fact that Sonos and Jawbone have grabbed most of the headlines and buzz over the last few years with creative and attrac...
02:47 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Invests $4 Billion in Austin To Produce iPhone And iPad Chips
Samsung announced that it is investing $4 billion in its Austin plant in order to expand the production capacity of processors for mobile devices. Trial or not, Samsung's most important client for tho...
01:55 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch FTC Approves Facebooks Acquisition Of Instagram, Final Price Is $747 Million
More than four months after the deal was announced, the Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation of Facebook's acquisition of Instagram and the deal may proceed. The final price will be $...
01:55 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Instagram Acquisition Greenlit, Now Worth $747 Million Down From $1 Billion
More than four months after the deal was announced, the Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation of Facebook's acquisition of Instagram and the deal may proceed. Currently the deal is wor...
01:46 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch This Is Most Probably The New iPhone Cable
This is most probably the new iPhone cable posted by some folks at Shenzhen-based Veister, an iPhone accessories maker that is clearly trading Apple partner status for a brief uptick in visitors....
01:34 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch New App Detects Lies From Political Ads
Deep pocketed political donors are out in full force spreading lies about political candidates. Now, a new app, the Super PAC App, will fact check ads on-the-fly. Much like multi-media tagging apps ca...
01:12 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Vancouvers Growlab Accelerator Graduates Its Spring 2012 Cohort
Vancouver's up-and-coming Growlab accelerator is hosting its demo day for its spring 2012 cohort today. The program was founded in 2011 andfocuses on consumer internet, social gaming, mobile and cloud...
12:51 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch HP Reports 3Q Earnings Down 5% Printers Off 23%
HP has reported third quarter earnings are down 5% compared to last year. Printer sales were down 23%, mirroring trends across the market. Revenues were $29.7 billion, down from $31.2 billion.HP's ear...
12:26 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Kayak First Post-IPO Earnings Is A Mix: $76.9 Million Sales Beats Expectations, $.19 EPS Falls Short
Online travel search engine Kayak today posted its financial results for the second quarter of 2012, its first earnings report as a public company since its well-received initial public offering last ...
12:26 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Kayak First Post-IPO Earnings: $76.9 Million Sales Beats Expectations
Online travel search engine Kayak today posted its financial results for the second quarter of 2012, its first earnings report as a public company since its well-received initial public offering last ...
12:15 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Area Startup Raises $2.1 Million For Some Damn Thing It Wont Talk About
An exciting new startup* is launching soon, unveiling technology that it promises will change the way that all content is distributed and consumed to all sorts of mobile- and Internet-connected device...
12:07 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Technology Has Made The World Fat
The world has paid for the luxury of Angry Birds with its health and looks: a new report finds a strong link between technological advancement and expanding waistlines. According to economic think tan...
12:02 am GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Techcrunch How Big Is Facebooks Data? 2.5 Billion Pieces Of Content And 500+ Terabytes Ingested Every Day
Facebook revealed some big, big stats on big datato a few reporters at its HQ today, including that its system processes 2.5 billion pieces of content and 500+ terabytes of data each day. It's pu...
11:50 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Agenda
The Third Annual TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco (September 10-12, 2012) is going to be the most awesome Disrupt yet. There were a record number of applications for our Startup Battlefield, which ...
11:45 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon Workshops Galore!
We're just two and a half weeks away from the fourth annual TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon!We wanted to take this opportunity to announce additional tickets and our API workshop lineup. So, listen close...
11:17 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Redesigns Messages With Side-By-Side Layout
Facebook announced today that it has redesigned Facebook Messages with side-by-side layout and easier search.The new layout shows a scroll menu of all your messages on the left, with the full contents...
10:45 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Indian Music Service Dhingana Launches Its Ad Platform, Recruits Facebooks Gokul Rajaram To Advisory Board
Since launching in 2007, Indian music streaming service Dhingana has focused less on monetization and more on building its product and its audience, according to co-founder and COO Swapnil Shinde. Tha...
10:17 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Bing Now Surfaces Quora Answers In Its Social Sidebar
Microsoft and Quora just announced a new partnership that will bring content from the popular Q&A site to Bing's social sidebar. Unlike some of Bing's other integrations with social networks like ...
10:11 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Who Wants to be George Zacharys Apprentice?
I was recently at on offsite with my fellow partners at Charles River Ventures, and the idea came up that I should find someone who could be the next George Zachary. Ive done really well in my 17-year...
10:06 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Bag Week: The Incase Pathway Field Bag And Range Messenger Bag
Though it's relatively small, Incase's Pathway Field Bag is officially going to be my new favorite bag. Why? It's stylish, can fit a phone, tablet and computer (plus other accoutrement), and is compac...
09:49 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Taykeys Topical Advertising Platform Finds A Companys Hidden Consumers
Taykey, a startup that uses real-time topic analysis to help companies target their ads, has expanded its lineup with what the company calls its Topical Advertising Platform. Co-founder and CEO Amit A...
09:02 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Chemical Patent Searches? Theres an API for that!
When I think of APIs, I tend to think of mostly end-user data being passed back and forth between consumer websites and various client apps. Automated uploading to Flickr, for example, or consuming Tw...
08:55 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Officially Launches Sponsored Results Search Ads
While it hasn't been publicly announced, Facebook is now telling marketers the Sponsored Results search typeahead ad unit it began testing last month "launches today". It lets marketers target users l...
08:20 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch HTCs One V Will Hit Cricket Wireless Shelves On September 2
HTC and Cricket Wireless have just announced that the the carrier will offer the HTC One V, the little brother in HTC's new One series, starting September 2. Cricket has yet to carry an HTC phone. How...
08:15 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Review: The Archos Gen10 101 XS Android Tablet
Short Version: Want the Microsoft Surface without the Microsoft? Archos may have the device for you. This unique tablet/keyboard combo turns itself from traditional slate into an Android-powered ultra...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator Alum BigCalc Makes Hadoop Easier for High Frequency Trading Firms
Wall Street has been dealing with big data since before it was a thing. But the rise of algorithmic and high frequency trading is making big data even bigger and has led many firms to adopt the same f...
07:59 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Lumosity Raises $31.5M From Discovery Communications For Brain Fitness Games
Lumosity, a company that creates online fitness games, has raised $31.5 million in Series D funding from Discovery Communications with existing investors Menlo Ventures, FirstMark Capital, Harrison Me...
07:50 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch TriPlay Rakes In $15M And A New Oligarch Investor To Take Its Consumer Cloud To Europe + Asia
TriPlay, a U.S./Israeli-based developer of cloud services that lets people consume music and other media across different devices, is today announcing a Series C round of $15 million to take its techn...
07:50 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch TriPlay Rakes In $5M And A New Oligarch Investor To Take Its Consumer Cloud To Europe + Asia
TriPlay, a U.S./Israeli-based developer of cloud services that lets people consume music and other media across different devices, is today announcing a Series C round of $5 million to take its techno...
07:15 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Mendeleys Open API Approach Is On Course To Disrupt Academic Publishing
Science and academia have to date been a little slower to react to the vast changes going on in the business world as we move to the cloud, big data and third-party app ecosystems. Most academic onlin...
07:08 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Social Network Tagged Raises $15M; Revenue Grew 35 Percent To $43M In 2011
Tagged, a social network for meeting new people, has raised $15 million in growth capital financing from Lighthouse Capital Partners and Comerica Bank. The company previously raised $9 million in fund...
06:18 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Bag Week: The Ogio Rivet Messenger Bag
I do not like the pleather look of the Ogio Rivet. It's degrading. Childish. Cheap. But damn do I love this bag, which is actually made out of shiny black canvas.We have reviewed a lot of bags at Tech...
06:13 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Defends FaceTime Over 3G Decision, Says It Isnt Violating Net Neutrality
AT&T ruffled more than a few feathers last week when it announced that only customers on the carrier's new Mobile Share plans would be able to use iOS 6's FaceTime over 3G feature. Almost immediat...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Nikon Reveals The Android-Powered Coolpix S800c, Its First Camera With An Identity Crisis
Nikon put plenty of speculation to rest last night when it officially revealed the Coolpix s800c, the company's first Android-powered digital camera. Thrilling, I know.The Gingerbread-powered point-an...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Piston Cloud Airframe A Free Starter Package For Building An OpenStack Cloud
Piston Cloud has built a free OpenStack distribution that the company says includes everything you need to evaluate OpenStack.To really create a cloud environment and to make it useful, you can't have...
05:09 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Brings Its Skippable Video Ads To Mobile
Back at the end of 2010, YouTube officially launched its video ad format that viewers can actually skip. Today, it says 65 percent of the ads that play before videos are now skippable and given that...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Money Talks: Ginger Software Raises Another $5.4M Led By Horizon, Harbor Pacific For Speech Apps
The emergence of the Siri personal voice assistant on Apple's iPhone has brought a rush of interest to the area of speech recognition and natural language technology, and one beneficiary of that has b...
04:32 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch In A Push For European Expansion, Tag Management Platform BrightTag Has Gobbled Up SiteTagger
In a push to "rapidly expand" into Europe and the UK, BrightTag, a platform that enables site owners to manage their online marketing tags/pixels more effectively and unlock the data that visitors pro...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal Partners With Discover To Bring In-Store Payments Platform To 7M Merchants In 2013
PayPal has been steadily expanding its newly launched in-store payments platform to specific retailers, including Home Depot, Abercrombie and Fitch, JC Penney, Jamba Juice and a number of other retail...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Typesafe Raises $14M From Shasta, Greylock, And Juniper To Commercialize Scala
Typesafe, a company that makes it easy to build and deploy software built on the Scala software language, has raised $14 million in Series funding led by Shasta Ventures with Juniper Networks (the Jun...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch With $4 Billion In Assets Under Wraps, FutureAdvisor Raises Another $5 Million From Sequoia Capital
It's been about two years since FutureAdvisor launched to provide advice for people to manage their 401(k)s and other retirement accounts. In that time, it's grown dramatically, now with $4 billion in...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch CouchSurfing Raises $15 Million Series B From General Catalyst Partners, Others
CouchSurfing announced today that it has raised a $15 million Series B Round from General Catalyst Partners, Menlo Ventures, Benchmark Capital and Omidyar Network.The new funding brings the social tra...
03:24 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Chasing Apple? Microsofts NeoMedia QR Code Patent Deal Puts More Focus On Geometric Boxes
Following in the footsteps of Applegetting ready to launch its QR Code-based Passbook service, it looks ike Microsoft is also giving some attention to QR Codes, the mobile barcodes that, when scanned,...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Storage Provider Nutanix Raises $33 Million And Shows Signs Of Readying For An IPO
Nutanix has raised $33 million in a Series C funding round. The investment comes from investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and Khosla Ventures along with new investors Battery Ventures and Goldman Sa...
12:23 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Opera Q2: Sales Up 32% To $52.1M; Mobile Surges, Desktop Flat, Google Deal Stays Put
Opera, the Norway-based internet browser company, today reported Q2 2012 earnings that solidified the company's strength in mobile, and ongoing weakness in desktop usage in the face of competition fro...
06:23 am GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Users Experiencing Slowness & Inaccessible Files
Dropbox appears to be having significant issues as users have experienced slow speeds and/or inability to access their files for at least 9 hours. Some users claim the site has been slow since Monday ...
05:03 am GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunchs Picks: The 10 Best Startups From Y Combinators S12 Demo Day
75 startups pitched their hearts out today at Y Combinator's 15th Demo Day. We saw surefire small businesses to risky big bets but after collecting opinions from their YCS12 classmates and top VCs, th...
04:39 am GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch TED Reveals Top 20 Most-Watched Talks, Sir Ken Robinson Tops The List
Warning: Clicking through to see the top 20 most watched TEDTalks is akin to finding a new show on Netflix. It will kill your day. If you must (and you really do) see the top 20 talks in TED six-year ...
04:21 am GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Tuition.io, The Mint.com Of Student Loans, Now Manages Over $60M In Debt Across Its Platform
Tuition.io, a company out of Launchpad.la accelerator, is now accounting for over $60 million in aggregate user debt on its platform. Essentially the Mint.com for students in debt, aTuition.io lets ki...
03:58 am GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch A Notable Absence From Y Combinators Latest Demo Day: The Funding Slide
Today, famed Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator held its 15th ever Demo Day at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. It was the largest YC Demo Day ever, with 75 compani...
03:53 am GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator S12 Demo Day Batch 4: Meet Vayable, Light Table, viaCycle, and Others
We just wrapped up the fourth session at Y Combinator Demo Day. This will be the last batch of startups we can cover today, because the final group is all off-the-record (i.e., they haven't launched y...
02:57 am GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Hey Amazon, What Are You Doing With The Firedock Trademark?
For most geeks, uttering the word "Firedock" conjures up images of this Kindle Fire-friendly speaker dock that was announced back in March.But something interesting happened last month -- Grace Digita...
02:50 am GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch The Oatmeal Hits Its $850,000 Goal To Fund A Tesla Museum In Less Than A Week
About a week after posting a call for donations to fund a Tesla Museum on Long Island, the goal has been surpassed by $20,000. He announced the plan last week in a post entitled "Let's Build a Goddamn...
02:22 am GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Dell Q2 Revenue Down 8% With Further Drops Expected In The Third Quarter
Dell had a tough second quarter with revenues down 8% as "deterioration," proved worse than expected. Revenues were$14.5 billion compared to$15.7 billion in the same quarter last year. Third quarter r...
01:56 am GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator S12 Demo Day, Batch Three: Dreamforge, BigCalc, Tracksby, And More
We're still here at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California watching Demo Day for Y Combinator's Summer 2012 class, the storied incubator's biggest yet. Today's 75 presentations have ...
01:56 am GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator S12 Demo Day, Batch Three: Dreamforge, BigCalc, Tracks.by, And More
We're still here at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California watching Demo Day for Y Combinator's Summer 2012 class, the storied incubator's biggest yet. Today's 75 presentations have ...
12:53 am GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator S12 Demo Day Batch 2: Meet Instacart, Coco Controller, Referly
Early-stage venture firmY Combinator's 15th Demo Day is underway with 75 startup presentations throughout the day. It's the firm's biggest and most selective class to date, and Mountain View's Compute...
12:48 am GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Intuit Misses, Q4 Sales Up 14 Percent To $651M
Intuit reported fourth-quarter earnings today, with Q4 revenue increasing by 14 percent to $651 million. The company missed analyst expectations, with $0.03 in Non-GAAP earnings. Analysts expected $0....
12:42 am GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Online Banking Startup Simple Unveils Goals, To Help Users Save Up For Whatever
Simple was launched with a pretty brilliant idea: Make banking easy. Uh, simple, even. To date, the startup has been doing that by allowing users to keep track of where their money is going, with a no...
12:34 am GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Mention Tagging Lets Apps Generate FB Notifications And Referral Traffic
Facebook announced on its Developer Blog today that it will allow users to mention their friends in messages in Open Graph apps.While users can already "action tag" their friends using other apps (Fac...
12:21 am GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch DataSift Debuts More Powerful Tools To Help Businesses Analyze Social Data
DataSift, a data analysis company that provides developers and third parties with access to Twitter, Facebook and other social data sources, is debuting new tools today to help businesses easily mine,...
12:09 am GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Techcrunch Google Officially Reveals Play Store Gift Cards, Headed To GameStop, RadioShack, And Target First
It's been a week since the first images of Google's Play Store gift cards first started making the rounds, and the search giant has finally gotten around to confirming their existence. First thing's f...
11:59 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Ness Nabs $15M From AmEx And SingTel To Expand Data-Driven, Personalized Search To Other Verticals
Ness Computing, a startup that has developed a highly personalized, data-driven search engine, has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by SingTel Innov8 with American Express Ventures participa...
11:25 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Building An App? TapFame Has A Developer For That
Being a mobile application developer is a lot like being a writer. It could make you a millionaire, or it could leave you in a basement apartment eating Top Ramen. But an Entrepreneurs Roundtable Acce...
11:08 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon Vacation Blackout Reveals The New iPhone Will Launch On Friday, September 21
A trusted Verizon employee has just confirmed to TechCrunch that the carrier is having an all-staff vacation blackout from the dates of Friday, September 21 to September 30. You know what that means, ...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch 4 Questions For Intel About The Open Cloud And The Changing World Of IT
Services (AWS); Citrix via the now open source Cloudstack; OpenStack and a host of companies such as ManageIQ that are specializing in developing environments specifically tuned for enterprises to abs...
10:55 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch New Models In Venture: Betaworks, Y Combinator Share What Works At Disrupt
There are a number of forces that led to the disruption of traditional venture capital, including new models like Betaworks, and startup incubator Y Combinator.So who better to help lead the discussio...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator S12 Demo Day Batch 1: Meet 9GAG, Double Robotics, Hubchilla, SmartAsset And More
Paul Graham kicked off his accelerator Y Combinator's 15th Demo Day saying that though 75 startups will present today, this summer 2012 class has the "smallest percentage of applicants that we've ever...
10:22 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Google Nexus 7 Will Be Available September 3 In France, Other European Countries To Follow
Thanks to leaks from multiple retailers, it's clear the Nexus 7 will be available September 3 in France. At first only the 16 GB model should be released. The tablet will be sold in multiple retail st...
10:15 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Location-Based Social Startup Glassmap Adds Photos And Events To Its iPhone App
When I first demoed the Glassmap app about six months ago, it was a pretty standard way to keep track of where your friends were. Like Apple's Find My Friends, but better. The key differentiator then ...
09:56 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Xbox Live Adds NBC News, Bringing Rachel Maddow, Hardball, And Meet The Press To The Game Console
Microsoft continues to add content partners for Xbox, pushing the game console into the center of the living room as more of a digital entertainment hub. The latest update, which goes live today, will...
09:55 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Clipix, The Pinterest For The Real World, Launches A QR Code Generator With A Twist
A few weeks ago, we wrote about Clipix, a new visual bookmarking tool that is somewhat of a hybrid between Pinterest and Evernote. Since its launch in June, the service has seen impressive growth and ...
09:52 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch A Deadly New Form Of Terrorism: SMS And Photoshop
A fatal mass exodus has gripped southern India as residents flee in response to images and messages of impending attacks. The problem is the pictures are faked and false rumors of impending doom are b...
09:34 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Purported Specs Of The Next Nexus Smartphone Hits The Web
Forget about the new iPhone. It's almost time for the next Nexus superphone! The Galaxy Nexus one was introduced last November so it only makes sense that the next one will launch around the same time...
09:28 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On John Cabrera: How H+ Turns Us All Into TV Producers [TCTV]
The boundary between television and the Internet continues to be swept away. The latest example of a show that brings high-quality production values to the Internet is H+, the multimillion dollar...
09:13 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch This Is A Giger Geiger Counter
For your perusal: a Geiger counter made in the style of HR Giger. Why? Because this is the Internet and people do stuff for attention, that's why.The creator, Steve D of Mad Art Lab, bought a real Gei...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Capography Helps Entrepreneurs Manage Their Cap Table Without The Excel Headache
Being an entrepreneur and knowing how to do your startup's capitalization table require two different kinds of skills. Capography is a web application that eases the process of creating and keeping an...
08:50 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Former Presentation Exec Files Lawsuit Against Apple, Claims Jobs Promised Him Employment For Life
Wayne Goodrich — a former Apple employee who is responsible for awe-inspiring presentations like the introduction of the iPhone, iPad, and Siri — has sued the company for breach of contrac...
08:42 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Your Next Trackpad And Keyboard Will Be Wafer Thin
If you've been complaining about the thickness of your trackpad, Synaptics has something to show you. Their new Forcepad trackpad technology is wafer thin and use a capacitive force sensor to register...
08:41 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Confirmed: Gannett Is Buying Social Media Ads Company BLiNQ
As we first reported the other day, BLiNQ is getting bought by the publisher Gannett. The news was announced today.The price is not disclosed but we understand it to be up to $92 million, including ea...
08:41 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Confirmed: Gannett Has Bought Social Media Ad Company BLiNQ
As we first reported the other day, the social media advertising company BLiNQ is getting bought by Gannett, owner of USA Today, a number of local newspapers and broadcasters. The news was formallyann...
08:22 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch 5 Ways To Learn Code From The Comfort Of Your Own Browser
One of the big trends of the past couple years, spurred the growing demand for programmers, is the rise of in-browser programming tutorials. Gone are the days when you'd have to buy a book and configu...
08:21 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches Octane: A New JavaScript Benchmark Based On Popular Apps And Libraries
Google's Chrome team just launched Octane, a new JavaScript benchmark suite that aims to measure real-world performance. Unlike most other benchmarks, which tend to use artificial tests developed to s...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Revel Touch Raises $10M To Help Retailers Create Sleek Mobile Commerce Apps
Revel Touch, a company that helps retailers, publishers, and brands create sleek shopping experiences on mobile platforms, has raised $10 million in funding led by Foundation Capital and Lightspeed Ve...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Crisp Media Group Takes A Closer Look At The TC Atlanta Meetup [Video]
Looking back on the Southeast Mini Meetup trip, I can't help but remember Atlanta as the shining star of our week-long (five city) tour. We met southern belles, ate a lot of pork, and essentially expe...
07:27 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Twice Raises $4M From IA, SV Angel And CrunchFund For Its Concierge-Style Secondhand Clothing Marketplace
The secondhand clothing space is heating up: Between Poshmark, 99Dresses and Threadflip, we've covered more than a handful of startups that want to hook users up with clothing that other people no lon...
07:23 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Ad Startup Nanigans Grabs Ex-Yahoo Exec Marc Grabowski As Its New COO
Yahoo has been losing a lot of steam to Facebook in the advertising game, and now it's lost one of its execs to it, too. Nanigans, the Facebook advertising company, is today announcing the appointment...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Vicarious Raises $15M Led By Dustin Moskovitzs Good Ventures To Build Software That Learns Like A Human
Vicarious, a startup that says it's "building software that thinks and learns like a human," has just raised a $15 million Series A.The round was led by Good Ventures, the investment firm founded by D...
06:03 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Photo Sharing Comes To Skypes iOS Apps Along With Performance Improvements
Amidst performance improvements to the latest update to Skype's iOS apps, photo sharing - the most requested feature - has also been enabled. Images of any size taken with your iPad or iPhone (or any ...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch GGV Capital Closes New $625M Fund To Focus On China, U.S. Expansion Stage Investments
GGV -- backers of tech giants like Alibaba, Buddy Media, Pandora, Square and Tudou -- is gearing up for another big rush of investment activity: today the firm is announcing the closing of a significa...
05:58 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Urban Cargo Delivers A Box Of Handsome To Your Doorstep Every Month
Maintaining the delicate balance of your facial stubble, perfectly coiffed 'do, and clear-as-day skin can be cumbersome. And that's assuming that you're already a relatively attractive dude. But there...
05:28 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Is This Apples Next iPhone? Yeah, Sure, Why Not
For the past few weeks Apple parts have been leaking left and right. Today, about three weeks before we expect the new iPhone to launch, iResq has rebuilt the new iPhone from spare parts, showing the ...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Prime Instant Video Beefs Up Sports And Documentary Content, Adds ESPNs 30 For 30 Film Series
Amazon continues to ramp up the content in its Amazon Prime film catalog, with the latest licensing acquisition expanding its back catalog of sports and documentary content. From today, users of Amazo...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Content, Commerce, And Cars: High Gear Media Launches A Site To Buy New And Used Vehicles
Executives from automotive startup High Gear Media have talked to us before about turning the bleak economics of online media into a scalable business model. Now the company is unveiling a key part of...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Personalize Your Jambox Starting August 28, Jawbone Insiders and Klout Users To Get One Week Head Start
Everyone's favorite portable speaker is getting a facelift later this month.Beginning August 28, Jawbone will let you customize the grill and caps to its popular JAMBOX on Jawbone.com. You can mix and...
04:56 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch B&N Reports Nook Revenues Are Flat On The Year, Expects To Close $300M Partnership With Microsoft This Fall
Barnes & Noble just released its 2013 financial first quarter results. The company's Nook business continues to hold strong, accounting for 13% of the companies revenues last quarter. That's at th...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Best Buy Posts Fiscal Q2 2013 Results, Misses Expectations: $10.55B In Revenues, EPS Of $.20
Best Buy just released its fiscal Q2 2013 earnings a few moments ago (one day after announcing its new CEO no less), and it looks like the company's financial woes aren't over just yet. The beleaguere...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Kony Solutions Buys Aussie Sky Technologies As Mobile Enterprise Consolidates
Some consolidation is afoot in the world of mobile enterprise services. Orlando, Fla.-based Kony Solutions has bought Sky Technologies, a mobility solutions provider specializing in SAP implementation...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Discovery Bay Games Raises $15M Series B From Trilogy Equity, Logitech, Others For iOS Appcessories
iOS accessory maker Discovery Bay Games announced today that they've closed a $15 million Series B round with Logitech and Trilogy Equity Partners leading the charge. The Seattle-based company origina...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Fashion Orders Startup Miinto Secures $6M Series A Round From Dawn Capital
JustEat and businesses like it, such as Delivery Hero, have proved that you can accelerate the adoption of online amongst local restaurants by solving their ordering problems. But it appears the same ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch With 54M Users, Video Chat Startup ooVoo Adds 4-Way Conferencing To Its iPad And Android Apps
Thanks to fast-growing usage of its mobile apps, social video chat startup ooVoo has been growing fast, topping 54 million total users. That's up pretty significantly from the 46 million users it had ...
03:53 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Branded Channels Get A Boost In Interactivity wireWAXs Taggable Videos Given Green Light
In what looks like a pretty big win: wireWAX, the taggable video startup, has secured approval for its interactive videos to be placed directly on YouTube brand channels -- meaning that its bigger kno...
03:49 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Gourmet Ranchs Playdemic Raises $4M Led By IBMs Watson Family For Cross-Platform Social Gaming
Playdemic, a UK-based developer of social games, has announced a $4 million round of funding from a group of investors, with $3 million of that from the Watson family -- the grandchildren of IBM found...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Web Services Announces Amazon Glacier: Cheap Cloud Storage For Archives And Backups
Amazon Web Services has extended its Cloud-storage offerings today with the launch of a new product: Amazon Glacier is described as a "secure, reliable and extremely low cost storage solution" designe...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Alta Ventures Closes $70 Million Fund To Invest In Mexican Tech Startups
The LatAm startup scene is really heating up, with venture capital flowing to innovative startups throughout South and Central America. But of all the countries benefitting from the investment, Mexi...
12:20 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Nine Random People Might Decide The Future Of Mobile Device Design
After the two sides give their closing arguments in the Apple versus Samsung trial tomorrow, the jury goes into deliberations. The nine person group will be given a shockingly complex worksheet, from ...
11:18 am GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox-Rival Yandex.Disk Now Preloaded On Samsung Ultrabooks In Russia; Next Stop: The World
Yandex, Russia's biggest search company, today is making two key moves to ramp up Yandex.Disk, its foray into cloud storage services. Today, it is announcing that Samsung will preload Yandex.Disk on t...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch European Square iZettle Now Works With Android; Visa Europe Dispute Drags On
iZettle, the mobile payments startup that wants to be the Square of Europe, today passed an important milestone: the company says its dongle-based card processing system now works with Android devices...
08:55 am GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Fifteen-Year Olds Create Reserverr, Hoping To Replace Your Calendar
Fifteen-year olds Austin Schwab and Tyler Plack co-foundedReserverr, a website that automatically books reservations for free.We like to think of Reserverr as a calendar on steroids, Schwab tells me....
08:10 am GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch YC Startup Healthy Labs Wants To Be The Go-To Site For People Living With Chronic Illness
In recent years, it's become so that people online can find reliable information from vetted individuals on well-designed websites that specialize in a lot of topics. Want to know what it's like to be...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Adobes First Major Feature Update For Creative Cloud Focuses on Edge and Muse
About 4 months ago, Adobe officially announced the launch of its new Creative Cloud subscription service, which gives the company's users the ability to pay one monthly fee for access to virtually all...
07:52 am GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Is Not The Most Valuable Company In The History Of The World IBM Won The Prize In 1967 With A Value of $1.3 Trillion
Apple is not the most valuable company in the history of the world. It's not even Microsoft, which was reported to have been toppled by Apple today.It's IBM by a long shot.Apple's $661 billion market ...
06:01 am GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Predictors of In-App Purchases? Not Having Paid Apps And Playing Lots of Games, Apsalar Finds
In-app purchases have become the predominant way that mobile developers monetize their work, with the bulk of iOS's top 25 grossing apps being free-to-play. One company, the U.K.'s NaturalMotion, even...
04:32 am GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch In This Complex Patent Battle, Apple And Samsung Take Their Marketing Strategies To Court
Apple and Samsung are presenting their closing arguments today in one of the biggest U.S. tech trials in history. As the ball heads over to the jury's court, it has become painfully obvious over this ...
04:32 am GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Apple And Samsung Take Their Marketing Strategies To Court
Apple and Samsung are presenting their closing arguments today in one of the biggest U.S. tech trials in history. As the ball heads over to the jury's court, it has become painfully obvious over this ...
04:32 am GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Apple And Samsung Bring Their Marketing Strategies To Court
Apple and Samsung are presenting their closing arguments today in one of the biggest U.S. tech trials in history. As the ball heads over to the jury's court, it has become painfully obvious over this ...
04:07 am GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Google Analytics Could Be Banned In Norway
The Norwegian Tax Administration and the State Educational Loan Fund have declared that Google Analytics is not in accordance with the law. They justify themselves by referring to a 2008 European Dire...
04:07 am GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Google Analytics Could Be Banned In Norway [Updated]
The Norwegian Tax Administration and the State Educational Loan Fund have declared that Google Analytics is not in accordance with the law. They justify themselves by referring to a 2008 European Dire...
03:34 am GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Market Run: Amazing! Magical! Boom! Superlative!
Joking aside, this is remarkable. Apple's market cap now stands at $623 billion. That's a new all-time high for a publicly-traded stock in the U.S. The previous record was $618.9 billion, which Micros...
02:20 am GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Study Finds Simple Way To Predict Behavior: Just Ask Users
Scientists have discovered a deliciously simple way to improve the prediction of human behavior, the holy grail of social and consumer research: justask users why they make certain decisions. Research...
01:45 am GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Peter Thiel Sells Majority Of His Facebook Shares
PayPal co-founder and famed investor Peter Thiel has sold the majority of his shares in Facebook, according to an SEC filing.Thiel has sold 20.6 million Class A shares, leaving him with only 5.6 milli...
01:45 am GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Update: Peter Thiel Sold Majority Of His Facebook Shares On Thursday In Deal Planned Pre-IPO
PayPal co-founder and famed investor Peter Thiel has sold the majority of his shares in Facebook, according to an SEC filing.Thiel has sold 20.6 million Class A shares, leaving him with only 5.6 milli...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Zeebox Preps For The US Launch Of Its Social TV App, With A Little Help From Comcast
Uk-based social TV startup Zeebox is preparing for a U.S. launch, and when it does, it will be doing so with a big local partner. According to sources, the company is on the verge of announcing a part...
01:01 am GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch In Desperate, Successful Ploy For Coverage, ShoutOut Radio Turns TechCrunch Against Itself
Oh, this is shameless.Productivity at TechCrunch offices around the world have taken a blow over the past couple of hours, thanks to the Great TechCrunch Race, a website where TechCrunch staffers (or ...
12:50 am GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch LittleBits Is A Nearly Perfect Electronics Discovery Kit
I've been hearing about LittleBits, an electronics kit for hobbyists and kids, for quite a while but I never got a chance to play with them until recently. The company recently announced a funding rou...
12:34 am GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Techcrunch Sounds Boring, Actually Awesome. Sherpaa Raises $1.8M To Find Your Business Cheap Health Insurance
Health insurance is the second biggest cost for businesses behind payroll, but picking the best plan is a nightmare. That's why Sherpaa just raised $1.85 million to make the decision for you, cut your...
11:50 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch The Zaphat Can Turn You Into A ZombieSorta
Here's an interesting approach to Augmented Reality marketing: turn hats into Zombie heads.The Zaphat (pronounced like Zap Hat, not Zafat)is a new line of fashion apparel where the logo on the accoutr...
11:30 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Survata Wants To Replace Paywalls With Research-Friendly Surveywalls
Tell me if this sounds familiar: youre checking out whats new on the Wall Street Journals website, only to be stymied by a message saying the content you want to see is only available to paying subscr...
11:26 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Ebay Bans The Sale Of Spells, Potions And Psychic Readings
The days of the "Windfall Money Riches Fortune Gambling Good Luck Spell" ($8.99, returns accepted within 14 days) and "POWERFUL MAGIC SPELL OF WEREWOLF TRANSFORMATION lycan shapeshift vampire haunted"...
11:08 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Mth Sense Aims To Improve Mobile Ad Targeting Based On Your App History
As mobile publishers and advertisers struggle to know more about the users who are seeing their ads, a Y Combinator-backed startup called Mth Sense is offering a new approach to the problem it looks ...
10:47 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Windows 8 Is A Cognitive Burden
It's hard to blame Microsoft for making bold decisions with its upcoming desktop operating system. But the renamed Windows 8-style UI (or Modern UI) instead of Metro might be too great a departure fro...
10:34 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Sqrrl Raises $2 Million For Secure, Scalable Big Data Technology Originally Developed At NSA
Sqrrl, a big data startup that came out of development at the National Security Agency (NSA), has raised $2 million in seed funding from Matrix Partners and Atlas Ventures.The Sqrrl technology is prom...
10:12 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Is Tumblr Quietly Cracking Down On NSFW Porn? Two Deleted Sites Say Yes
At 69.4 million blogs and nearly 30 billion posts to date, the rush of growth at blogging site Tumblr has for years had a seedy undercurrent: the popular site is home to a long tailof raunchy, NSFW ad...
10:12 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Is Tumblr Quietly Cracking Down On Porn? Two Deleted Sites Say Yes [Update: Tumblr Says No]
At 69.4 million blogs and nearly 30 billion posts to date, the rush of growth at blogging site Tumblr has for years had a seedy undercurrent: the popular site is home to a long tailof raunchy, NSFW ad...
10:02 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Quora Is On A Quest For Users With Its New Embeddable Quotes
It's a shame Quora doesn't get more traffic considering how fun and informative it is. So to raise awareness, today Quora launches an embeddable quote feature that lets any website host its content. T...
09:38 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Bag Week: The Nomadic WT-18 Toto Bag And WL-25 Wise-Walker Backpack
I'm starting Bag Week off with two bags from one of my favorite manufacturers, Nomadic. This Japanese seller of quality bags makes their rucksacks out of rip-stop fabric and offers a certain stark, co...
09:35 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch How Rep Akin Should Have Apologized On Facebook For Rape Comments
When a brand's reputation is going down in flames, a well-crafted apology over social media can be a face-saving lifeline, but only if it's received as a genuine call for forgiveness. Republican Repre...
09:15 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Motorolas New Patent Lawsuit Against Apple: The Details
Google's Motorola Mobility filed a new lawsuit against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington, seeking to ban the imports of virtually every Apple product into the U.S....
09:09 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Inside FundersClub, The Equity Crowdfunding Platform Destined To Redefine Venture Capital
Don't call it Kickstarter, because on FundersClub you get real equity for your investments in hot startups. In just three weeks since launch, FundersClub's platform has pulled in $1 million for Y Comb...
09:09 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Ahead Of Droid Razr HD Launch, Verizon Slashes Prices Of Motorolas Droid Smartphones
Motorola has a big push coming. We have an invite for September 5 to a some secret event, and even more evidence of a Droid Razr HD has hit the web, confirming that Google's mobile hardware team is re...
09:05 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch LaunchRock Acquires Giftiki, Collaborative Gifting Service To Shut Down
Startup launch service LaunchRock just announced that it has acquired Giftiki, a startup that allows friends to pool their money to buy more valuable gifts.The financial terms aren't being disclosed, ...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Founders Fund Launches A More Transparent Term Sheet
Yes, the nine-figure exits and even acquihire stories certainly do seem glorious in the TechCrunch headlines every day. But what do founders actually walk away with? It's often a very different pictur...
08:09 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Market Cap Reaches $621B, Now The Most Valuable Public Company Of All Time
Apple is now the most valuable company of all time, with the Cupertino-based company's market cap reaching a high of $621 billion. The company's stock is trading at $664.12 per share, and reached a re...
07:53 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch StatCounter: Windows Phone Will Blow Past BlackBerry By November 2012
At least three major research firms believe that Windows Phone will overtake iOS by 2015, but peering that far into the mobile ecosystem's future is damn near impossible. We can, however, get an idea ...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Profig Launches An Affordable, Feature-Rich Instant Phone System
Profig, a new Y Combinator-backed startup, just launched its instant virtual phone system for small and medium businesses. The service is geared toward companies and individuals looking for a professi...
07:13 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch iFixit: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Beats Out New iPad In Repairability Test
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is one of the more exciting tablets to be released in a while. In fact, it may even pose a small threat to the iPad, considering its top-notch specs and Ice Cream Sandwich...
06:41 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Back-To-School: Buy A PC, Get An Xbox
In an effort to keep the kids from going with all Apple everything, Microsoft has teamed up with a number of vendors to offer a new "Buy a PC, Get An Xbox" plan along with a $15 upgrade to Windows 8 w...
06:12 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch IACs CityGrid MediaBuys Yexts Pay-Per-Call Ad Business Felix For Around $30M
IAC's Citygrid Media has bought Felix, a pay-per-call ad business from Yext, a service that helps businesses synchronize their listings across the Web. We hear the acquisition price was around $30 mil...
06:12 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch IACs CityGrid Media Buys Yexts Pay-Per-Call Ad Business Felix For Around $30M
IAC's Citygrid Media has bought Felix, a pay-per-call ad business from Yext, a service that helps businesses synchronize their listings across the Web. We hear the acquisition price was around $30 mil...
05:56 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Best Buys Stock Price Tumbles After Naming Its New CEO
Best Buy has been navigating some rough seas lately, but it would seem the company has finally found the skipper it's been looking for. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier today that Best Buy has...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Leaked Tutorial Videos Show Clearest Image Of Motorola Droid Razr HD To Date
The Droid Razr HD has been making its way around the rumor mill for quite some time. Back in April, we noticed that EXIF data from a Picasa picture indicating that the long-rumored handset was in pre-...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Groopt: A Free Collaboration Tool For Fraternities, Sororities, And Any Other Big Groups
A startup called Groopt aims to make it easier for real-world groups to work together in a private, ad-free space be it a club, a study group, a team of volunteers, or just a few roommates. And thank...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Inventory Management Startup Stitch Labs Adds Payment Processing With Verifones Sail
We've already written a few times about how Stitch Labs helps small, independent merchants manage their sales operations across a wide range of online marketplaces. Well now it's making it easier to c...
04:40 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Teases The Galaxy Note 2 And Its Stylus Ahead Of The Unveiling
The Samsung Galaxy Note is coming. Are you ready for its massive 5.5-inch screen? Well, if internet talk is believed, Samsung will reveal the tabletphone on August 29th at a Berlin event.Samsung just ...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Feeling The Heat From Amazons Kindle Fire, Barnes & Nobles Nook Line Hits The UK This Fall
We've heard a lot of rumors in the last year, but now Barnes & Noblehas finally unveiled its first official plans for taking its Nook tablets and e-readers to markets outside of the U.S. Today it ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch CapLinked Plugs Its Deal Management Tools Into AngelList, Thanks To Shareable Links
CapLinked, a startup offering private workspaces for managing financial deals (such as startup funding), has occasionally been described as a competitor to AngelList. Today, however, it's announcing a...
03:01 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch HTC, $40M Down From OnLive, Puts $35.4M Into Magnet Systems For Enterprise Apps
HTC, the troubled Taiwanese handset maker, today dealt its investors a one-two punch. The company will take a $40 million hit from its investment in the cloud-based gaming startup OnLive, but it will ...
02:38 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch PR Win: Netflix Announces 1M Streaming Subscribers In UK And Ireland
Good job Netflix PR: Today the company announced that, just seven months after launch in the UK and Ireland, it has hit 1 million subscribers for its video streaming service. That's pretty impressive,...
02:24 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Google Adds ArabiziArabic Translation To Its Input Tools Language Support
The Internet has vastly improved how people can communicate with each other around the world -- but it's also, inevitably, played a part in dominant languages like English, and the Roman alphabet its ...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Thinking Outside The Scoble: PeerIndex To Offer Seedcamp Startups Free Influencer Marketing
"If only we could get Scoble to sign up, all our problems will be over" -- unnamed entrepreneur.As a fledgling startup, reaching the most influential users or customers, as early as possible, is the H...
09:51 am GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Disney Adds A Bit Of Nonsensical Anti-Open Source FUD To Kids Sitcom
Walt Disney Corporation added a bit of nonsensical anti-open source FUD to a kid's sitcom that it aired this past weekend. But the dialogue is so ridiculous that you have to wonder if they have any cl...
09:07 am GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Screwed Me (But At Least It Bought Me Breakfast!)
Ive been a wonderful state of bliss for the past week boating in North Carolina (did ya miss me? I missed you). But I came back today and Im still pretty pissed at Uber for charging me $97 for a $65 r...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch App Developers: Stop Abusing Push!
Mobile app developers are abusing push notifications and it has to stop. Although it's widely understood that it's not an effective strategy to continually ping users with non-critical updates, app de...
07:30 am GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch The White House Brings The Conversation Market Mainstream With Geek-Style Unconferences
Giovanni Rodriguez is a long time social tech advocate who pinged me a few weeks ago about a series of geek-style unconferences he and his colleagues helped the White House get started. The work was s...
06:27 am GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch One Month After Selling To Microsoft For $1.2B, Yammer CEO Predicts End Of Silicon Valley
There is a pretty fascinating debate happening right now on David Sacks Facebook page. Exactly one month afterthe Yammer sale to Microsoftclosed, Sacks is feeling pretty bearish about the startup ecos...
05:20 am GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch OnLive Sold To OnLive And Nothing Will Change, Heartbreaking Transition Notwithstanding
Faced with a dire financial situation, OnLive is been sold to another company that will do business under the name OnLive. Because the move is an "Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors," wrote Jane ...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Mode-sty: The Shopping Site For Ladies Who Want To Leave Something To The Imagination
Newsflash: Not everyone wants to look like a Kardashian.Body-hugging outfits that show some skin are what's front-and-center on celebrities and fashion runways, so those designs are often highlighted ...
04:46 am GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Leaked Memo Indicates Hulu CEO Jason Kilar May Be On His Way Out
An internal memo from web streaming company Hulu purportedly obtained by show business industry publication Variety indicates that the company's CEO Jason Kilar may be on his way out the door. The thr...
04:10 am GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Slow Clap: AT&T Wireless Stops Selling Tablets With Subsidized Pricing
AT&T Wireless no longer sells tablets with a long-term contact. This is great news and comes by way of a memo leaked to Engadget Mobile. That means the upfront cost of tablets is slightly higher, ...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Dejamor
Subscription services are blowing up. You can have your razors, socks, or really anything delivered to your doorstep. But what about love (and not on a creepy way)? Dejamor — a new subscription ...
02:33 am GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Culture Clash
Marissa Mayer has infamously been infusing Yahoo with hacker culture as part of her first month as CEO, making headlines as she makes the food free, asks to be final review in the hiring process, enac...
02:14 am GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Why No One Has Tamed Email
Bio: Gentry Underwood is a software designer and CEO ofOrchestra, which recently announced work on a mobile email app calledMailbox. You can find him on Twitter [email protected] are awash in email. Everyo...
12:11 am GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Techcrunch Consumer Is King: Record $4B Raised In Mobile VC In The First Half Of 2012, 25%+ In Consumer Apps
Attention mobile entrepreneurs: if you are looking for funding for your big idea, now might be a good time to work in a consumer angle if you havent already. According the latest figures from boutique...
11:45 pm GMT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Techcrunch Lost Your Friends Phone Numbers? Use NeedNumbers.me To Pull Them From Facebook Groups
They definitely don't seem as popular as they used to be, but every once in a while I'll get invited to a Facebook group or event because some tragic fate befell a poor soul's phone and now they need ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Techcrunch API, ShmAPI: App.net Still Has Many Difficulties To Overcome If It Wants To Beat Twitter
With Thursday's Twitter API changes, App.net could not have gotten better news. Suddenly, Dalton Caldwells vision of a subscription-based Twitter clone seems quite clever.Yet, when it comes to creatin...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Techcrunch These Wild iPhone Cases Are A DIYers Dream
With the advent of cheap 3D printing, I was wondering when someone would jump into the completely custom iPhone case market. Netherlands-based Polychemy has just released iPhone and Blackberry cases i...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Techcrunch New Digg Vs. Reddit Vs. BuzzFeed: Your Mind on Viral Content
For three straight days in early August, unintentionally gay porn innuendos of Olympic men's swimming rained king of traffic on Buzzfeed, the breakout curated newsite of viral content. Buzzfeeds close...
09:20 pm GMT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Techcrunch How The Government Saved The Internet
Reed Hundt was chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission from 1993 to 1997. He served under President Bill Clinton and currently serves as CEO of the Coalition For Green Capital....
07:33 pm GMT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Techcrunch How To Structure A Marketplace
Editor's Note: The following is a guest post by Simon Rothman of Greylock Partners. Rothman is particularly passionate about Marketplace technology (Etsy, Kickstarter, Airbnb, etc) and how to garner s...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Techcrunch The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre Entrepreneurs
[Editors note:James Altucheris an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written ten books. His latest books areI Was Blind But Now I Seeand...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Techcrunch TC Makers: Centeye Creates Insect-Like Flying Robots In A DC Basement
When we first wandered up to the suburban home that house Centeye Inc., we were a bit confused. Could this be the place where a mad roboticist was building tiny robots with insect eyes and brains that...
09:23 am GMT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Techcrunch Hey, Guys, Remember When You Used To Care About Flash?
I wanted to take a moment to pour out a little Club Mate in honor of Flash on mobile and to point out that it wasn't two years ago that the Flash/iPhone wars were top of mind for most people. Heck, ev...
04:28 am GMT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Techcrunch Motorolas Patent Lawsuit Against Apple Goes After Siri, Location Reminders, Email Notifications & More
On Friday, Google's Motorola Mobility unit filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington. So far, Motorola has only confirmed that ...
04:11 am GMT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Techcrunch What Makes A City A City? New Visual System Identifies City Characteristics
If you've been to cities and you've had enough, have you been to Paris, France? Paris is defined by a few magical characteristics - the street signs, the architecture, the street features - and a new ...
03:38 am GMT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Techcrunch Oracle Makes More Moves To Kill Open Source MySQL
Oracle is holding back test cases in the latest release of MySQL. It's a move that has all the markings of the company's continued efforts to further close up the open source software and alienate the...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Techcrunch Thoughts On Apples Latest TV Efforts
Earlier this week, a few reports emerged about Apple's upcoming plans to disrupt the TV market. The first mentioned that Apple was trying to work with cable providers on finding new ways to distribute...
02:35 am GMT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Techcrunch WickedLasers Releases 1.25W Spyder Super Laser
This being Shark Week and all, budding super villains may be interested in this 1.25W laser from WickedLasers. This monstrous slab of electronics sends out a beam powerful enough to pop multiple ballo...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Techcrunch Infinite Scroll: The Webs Slot Machine
Editors Note: Nir Eyal writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com. He is the author of the forthcoming book Hooked: How to Drive Engagement by Creating User...
01:55 am GMT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Techcrunch Hands On With Romain Jeromes Octopus Steampunk Dive Watch
Here is a high-end dive watch to consider if you like that Captain Nemo look. It is called the Octopus, and is from avant garde Swiss watch brand Romain Jerome (RJ). Those familiar with the Romain Jer...
12:26 am GMT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Techcrunch Feast Your Ears On Fresh Jams From Musicians You Love At Hipset Via YCs Tracks.by
Hipset is a music discovery site launching today from Y Combinator's Tracks.by that makes sure you never miss the hot new songs, videos, and other content from the artists you Like on Facebook -- upda...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Techcrunch How Instacart Hacked YC
Editors note: Apoorva Mehta is the founder of YC-backed Instacart, a startup that's taking on 1-hour grocery delivery. He previously worked on supply chain infrastructure at Amazon.com.Getting into Y-...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Please Stand By
The Gillmor Gang Keith Teare, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor huffed and puffed but could not blow Twitter's house down. The social startup is betting we'll still keep tw...
08:18 pm GMT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Techcrunch Payment Data Is More Valuable Than Payment Fees
We are in the midst of a great revolution the payments space: anyone with a phone can now accept credit cards; online-to-offline commerce is allowing online payment for offline purchase and significan...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Techcrunch Unicorns, Banana Suits, and 500 Startups; Just Another Night With Dave McClure
Editors note:DerekAndersenis the founder ofStartup Grind, a 20-city event serieshosted around the worldto help educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Hes an ex-Electronic Arts employee, as well ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Techcrunch Move Along, No Panopticon To See Here
Last week Wikileaks--remember them?--released a sheaf of documents about the Trapwire security system, which, depending on who you believe, is either a network of cameras being used to spy on everyone...
09:21 am GMT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Techcrunch Startups Shouldnt Ignore International Patent Protection
Editor's Note: The following is a guest post by Jeffrey Shieh, a senior patent attorney at patent filing provider inovia. I (Alexia) actually completely disagree with him. Oh well -- I should probably...
07:45 am GMT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Techcrunch Marissa Mayers First 30 Days
During the regrettable 5-month reign of Scott Thompson, Yahoos rarely saw him on campus. Contrary to her predecessor, Marissa Mayer is often spotted in the cafeteria and at FYI (happy hours) every Fri...
04:13 am GMT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Techcrunch One Thing is For Sure Twitter Wants Nothing To Do With The Enterprise
Apigee's Sam Ramji pointed out to me today that Twitter did a first when communicating with developers yesterday about its new platform policies. For the first time in recent memory Twitter has used a...
03:25 am GMT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Files New Patent Lawsuit Against Apple, Seeks To Block iPhone, iPad & Mac Imports To U.S.
According to Bloomberg, Google's Motorola unit just filed a new patent-infringement lawsuit against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington. According to this report, Go...
01:45 am GMT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Techcrunch Source: OnLive Found A Buyer, Cleaned House To Reduce Liability Prior To Acquisition
We're hearing from a reliable source that OnLive's founder and CEO Steve Perlman finally decided to make an exit -- and in the process, is screwing the employees who helped build the company and brand...
01:45 am GMT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Techcrunch Source: OnLive Found A Buyer, Cleaned House To Reduce Liability Prior To Acquisition (UPDATED)
We're hearing from a reliable source that OnLive's founder and CEO Steve Perlman finally decided to make an exit -- and in the process, is screwing the employees who helped build the company and brand...
01:19 am GMT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Techcrunch Academia.edu Adds Analytics To Bring Transparency To How Research Spreads
Far away from Silicon Valley is another echo chamber in the Ivory Tower, except there's very little transparency there about how content and ideas spread.Academia.edu, a social network for researchers...
01:01 am GMT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T On FaceTime Over 3G: Free For Mobile Share Users, Unavailable For Everyone Else
More than a few AT&T customers got worked up a few weeks back when a peculiar pop-up in iOS 6 Beta 3 pointed to the possibility that the carrier would charge people to use FaceTime over its wirele...
12:27 am GMT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Techcrunch David Tisch Steps Down From Managing Director Role At TechStars
David Tisch, the well known New York City-based seed investor and advisor, is stepping down from his role as Managing Director of the TechStars startup accelerator. Tisch has been with TechStars since...
12:10 am GMT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Techcrunch The New iPad Is Finally Catching Up In Ad Impressions (According To Velti)
Yes, it's a big day for mobile ad reports, at least at TechCrunch mobile marketing company Velti just released its report for July.One of the themes in recent reports has been the relatively slow gro...
11:57 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 08.17.12. (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm Pacific....
11:53 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Japanese Tape Dispenser Cuts Tape To Desired Length
If you were told you could listen to the radio at a reasonable level in your cubicle and that you were going to be allowed to keep your stapler, this is probably the tape dispenser for you. The T-EM50...
11:40 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube And The Olympics: 231M Video Streams And Up To 500K Concurrent Viewers
The less said about the quality of NBC's Olympics coverage in the U.S., the better, but in terms of the quantity of live and recorded Olympics video streamed this year, the partnership between NBC and...
11:25 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch OnLive Responds To Layoff Reports: No Comment, But OnLive Is Not Dead
Reports are hitting that OnLive, the cloud gaming service, laid off the majority of its staff today. Apparently the staff was called in for an all hands on meeting this morning and was promptly shown ...
11:24 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch 19 Months And 1 Pivot Later, AnyLeaf Relaunches As AnyList To Build A Better Grocery List App
In early 2011, Y Combinator-backed AnyLeaf opened its grocery deal aggregation service to to citizens of the San Francisco Bay Area. Our own Leena Rao (and TC alumnus Greg Kumparak) thought rather hig...
11:19 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch The Team Brain: Beyond Email, Meetings, and Middle Management
Editor's note: Justin Rosenstein is the co-founder of Asana. Hell be speaking at Disrupt SF on the future of work. This article is a precursor to a larger vision which he has offered to share at SXSW;...
10:42 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch OfficeDrop and ExpenseMagic Combine To Offer Easy Mobile Receipt Scanning and Automated Expense Reports
The weekend is coming up and that means one thing. I have to do my expenses.It's time to organize my receipts and make an expense sheet and invoice document. After that comes the scanning - standing o...
10:28 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Does Your Startup Pitch Suck? Call PitchPhone And Practice
Um, we leverage crowdsourcing and um, like, people's social graph to like find out about new discoveries and the people and places you might find interesting. Right, OK. But what do you actually do?We...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches Private Messages In Hangouts, Adds New Video And Sound Features To The Hangouts API
This is probably not the Google+ API you have been waiting for, but Google just announced the launch of version 1.2 of its Hangouts API, which comes with a number of significant new features for ...
09:49 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch HP Forms Mobility Global Business Unit, Proving Again HP Needs A New Business Naming Unit
Will the TouchPad ride again? HP apparently just internally announced a new division focused on mobile within the Personal Systems Group. This new team, named in HP's traditional jargon, Mobility Glob...
09:35 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Pics Or It Didnt Happen: YC-Backed HD Trade Services Lets Small Logistics Providers Track Shipments Like The Big Boys
The globalization of our economy -- and the role that countries like China play in manufacturing goods that get consumed very far outside its borders -- has been a big topic in the tech world. One of ...
09:34 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch MoPub Mobile Ad Report: Android And Social Networking On The Rise
MoPub, the Accel-backed ad serving startup that helps mobile publishers manage multiple monetization sources, has just released its first report on the data from its mobile ad exchange. It takes a dif...
09:32 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Perfect: Steve Jobs Stolen iPad Ended Up With Kenny The Clown
I'll admit -- at times in my working life, I've had to use some imagination to make certain bits of tech or business news seem interesting (not at TechCrunch, of course, because we only ever write abo...
09:31 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Former Google Policy Chief And Tumblr VP Andrew McLaughlin Joins Betaworks As EIR
Andrew McLaughlin, a Tumblr VP and Google's former head of public policy, is joining Betaworks, the company/incubator/investor behind bit.ly, news.me, and Chartbeat (and recent Digg acquirer). Accordi...
09:23 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed SpinPunch Aims To Build Faster, Prettier HTML5 Games
There's no shortage of HTML5 games (or developers for that matter) out there, but most of them don't offer much competition for more graphically-intensive, engrossing native games.You can run StarCraf...
09:22 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Giveaway: Four Free Disrupt SF Tickets, T-Shirts And Skullcandy Earbuds #DataNerd
Hey guess what? It's Friday! This year's Disrupt SFis going to be action-packed, filled with interesting talks with amazing speakers and special guests, a stellar Startup Battlefield competition, unfo...
08:42 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Layoffs At Plum District Point To Changes In Hyperlocal Deals Market
Plum District is a hyperlocal daily deals site that, by its own definition, was created "by Moms, for Moms." Yet after extensive interviews with sources who worked and were terminated by the company, ...
08:38 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Webs.com Adds A Facebook Cover Image Designer To Its DIY Page Creation Tool, Pagemodo
Webs.com, aDIY website creation service that helps non-technical, non-designers build good-looking websites on the fly, is introducing a new product today to complement its other offerings: a tool for...
08:34 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Real Time Big Data Tool Cloned By Apache Drill
Google, as you might expect, has massive amounts of data and it's built many tools to handle it. Stuff like MapReduce and GoogleFS, which spawned the open source Apache Hadoop, and BigTable, which spa...
07:45 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch An Impotent Facebook Army: Non-voters Favor Obama 2-1
Elementary school algebra shows that social media has nearly zero impact on elections: Obama has 7 times more Facebook fans than Mitt Romney (28 million vs. 4 million), yet he is ahead by only 3% in n...
07:35 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Passed Yahoo To Become The Second Largest Video Site In The U.S. In July
comScore's monthly online video data is in and it looks Facebook passed Yahoo in July to become the second largest video site in the U.S. behind Google/YouTube. According to comScore, more than 184 mi...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt Finalist Hmmm Switches Gears: Now Building Hubbl, A Gamified App Discovery Platform
The makers of Hmmm, the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012 finalist which had a different take on social networking, is taking their company in a new direction. I guess you could even call it a pivot, but as...
07:13 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Social Comms For Start-Ups The Myths And Realities
This is a guest post by Lloyd Gofton, managing Director or Liberate Media.Engaging with your target audience through social media is one of those actions often pushed to the bottom of the pile for st...
06:48 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Stock Price Plunges In Early Trading A Day After The Lockup Expired
Facebook's stock price (NASDAQ:FB) took a nosedive this morning after opening slightly higher from yesterday's close. The stock price opened at 20.08 but quickly started dropping, hitting a new low ju...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch This Could Be The Samsung Galaxy Note II
Is this the Samsung Galaxy Note II? It shares the same lines as the Galaxy S III. It also shows a home button very similar to the S III. The top-mounted sensors are in the same place and the screen is...
06:02 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Samsungs Black Galaxy S III Said To Launch In October With 64GB Of Storage
Samsung's Galaxy S III is a pretty lust-worthy gadget to begin with, but the Korean electronics giant just won't leave well enough alone. First they put together a model that managed to combine both a...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch WWE Launches Mobile Apps For On-Demand Video And Second-Screen Viewing
Ok, so I know this is cheesy, but I spent my childhood watching wrestling with my grandfather. He was obsessed! One of those dudes who would watch every pay-per-view special, on the edge of his seat a...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Deets For iOS Keeps Contacts Up To Date Automatically, Lets You Share Files, Photos & More
Deets is a newly launched mobile app that lets you organize your contacts and keep everyone's information up-to-date automatically, but that description alone sells it a bit short. This new iOS app is...
05:44 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Color-Changing Soft Robots Will Someday Simulate The Crawlers Of The Deep
Soft robots are made of silicone and use hydraulic controls to move across a surface or lift an object. Researchers at Harvard University have gotten these guys to walk around (albeit while tethered t...
05:11 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Windows RT Tablets Up To $300 Less Than Win 8 Tabs, Says Lenovo Exec
The iPad is about to get some legitimate competition. In an interview with Bloomberg, David Schmoock, head of Lenovo's North American operations, said that tablets running Windows RT will be $200 to $...
05:01 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch LeapFrogs LeapPad2 Kid-Friendly Tablet Sees Better Specs At The Same Price: $99
It was over a year ago that we last crossed paths with LeapFrog's LeapPad — a clever kid-friendly learning tablet that comes in under $100. Today, the second-generation LeapPad, or LeapPad2 as i...
05:01 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Investment Vehicle For Ideas, Motif Expands To Fixed-Income Products
Motif Investing, a vehicle that allows you to invest in ideas, is expanding its offerings today to include the ability to invest in 10 new fixed income motifs," which are specialized portfolios of bon...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Markupwand Takes The Pain Out Of Translating Photoshop Files To HTML And CSS
For front-end developers, the process of translating a designer's Photoshop file into a bit of usable code isn't easy. It requires either breaking down different layers and coding a page by hand, or o...
04:52 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch IHave50Dollars Is An App.net For People With $50
Do you have $50? Do you trust strangers with it? Do you like paying for evanescent access to a service you may never use? Then App.net IHave50Dollars.com is the site for you. Not everyone has $50 they...
04:08 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Trulia Goes After Zillows Real Estate, Files $75M IPO; Now Has 22M Monthly Users
Trulia, the online real estate listings giant, has now publiclyfiled an IPO of up to $75 million -- effectively confirming reports from the end of July that the company had already filed for an IPO pr...
04:05 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Your Last Chance To Apply For START At Dublin Web Summit
TechCrunch will have a decent presence at the upcoming Dublin Web Summit in October, featuring co-editors Eric Eldon and Alexia Tsotsis and yours truly speaking the event, which also runs just before ...
03:17 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Disrupt SF Goes Global Welcome To LatAm, Asia, Europe And Africa
TechCrunch Disrupt SF is still in the planning stages, but so far it is shaping out to be one of our biggest shows yet. We have announced incredible speakers that so far include: Yahoo CEO Marissa May...
10:50 am GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Grows Something: Zynga Deal Now Includes Draw Something, Poker To 100M Asha Feature Phones
Nokia is getting ready to reveal a new line of devices for its struggling smartphone business but it is also doubling down on its still-strong feature phone line, too. Today the Finnish handset maker ...
10:50 am GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Grows Something: Zynga Deal Now Includes Draw Something, Poker For 100M Asha Feature Phones
Nokia is getting ready to reveal a new line of devices for its struggling smartphone business but it is also doubling down on its still-strong feature phone line, too. Today the Finnish handset maker ...
08:22 am GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch 5 Considerations For The Flash Market Now That Texas Memory Is IBMs Darling
IBM's acquisition today of Texas Memory Systems (TMS) is more proof that customer data demands will fuel a new wave of flash technologies to replace the hard drive systems that have dominated the mark...
05:09 am GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Are GREEs U.S. Efforts Starting to Pay Off With $29M In First-Half Studio Revenue?
The Japanese mobile gaming companies came. They saw. And they still have yet to conquer Western consumer markets, but at least they're showing some financial progress. Japan's GREE today said that its...
04:59 am GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Ustreams Broadcast For Friends App Brings Live iPhone Video To Facebook
Livestreaming service Ustream is throwing a big party tonight, and like so many Silicon Valley parties, it's doubling as a product launch, where executives are demonstrating the company's Broadcast Fo...
04:30 am GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Kayak For Textbooks: How BIGWORDS Raised $80M, Went Bankrupt, Then Got Profitable Again
In 1998, seeing an underserved niche in the textbook market, Jeff Sherwood and his three co-founders launched BIGWORDS. By the beginning of 2000, they had grown from a team of four to a team of 250, h...
03:57 am GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch SoRewarding Rebrands, Gets Half-Bought, Launches Deals & Events Platform That Lets You Give Back
The daily deal model has seen better days, with the market shrinking and consolidating, and the market leader's share price in the can. But one startup hopes that it differentiate its deal platform fr...
03:36 am GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Now Gives You Privacy Control Over Each Of Your Old Profile Photos
Facebook used to only let you set a single privacy setting for all your old profile photos, but now there's a privacy widget on every past profile photo. This puts your Profile Photos album in a speci...
03:31 am GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Handcuffs Client Apps With New API Changes
Twitter's Michael Sippey announced a bunch of upcoming changes to the company's API in a blog post today. We've already summarized the post, but here's the big picture: Things are about to get tougher...
03:21 am GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Computing Company Joyent Leaves Early Supporters Out In The Cold
Back in 2006, cloud computing company Joyent offered a lifetime subscription to bundle of hosting services for a one time fee of $500. Now, according to an e-mail sent to customers, Joyent is pulling ...
02:59 am GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Gives Developers 6 Months To Properly Display Tweet, Use New Authentication and Rate Limts
So there Twitter goes, messing with its API. In the effort of creating a "more consistent Twitter experience," the company said it is placing restrictions around how the API is used. With a new versio...
02:59 am GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Gives Devs 6 Months To Display Tweets Properly, Use New Authentication and Rate Limts
So Twitter is making updates to its API, and to prepare for that, it's providing developers a preview of new requirements to access it. In an effort to create a "more consistent Twitter experience," t...
02:59 am GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Gives Devs 6 Months To Display Tweets Properly, Use New Authentication and Rate Limits
So Twitter is making updates to its API, and to prepare for that, it's providing developers a preview of new requirements to access it. In an effort to create a "more consistent Twitter experience," t...
02:31 am GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Google Turns On Smart Updates For Android Apps
Earlier this year, at its I/O developer conference, Google announced that it would soon turn on delta updatesfor apps running on Android 2.3 and it looks like this feature is now up and running. With ...
01:27 am GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Playerize Acquires Adknowledges Super Rewards To Get Game Makers More Dollars
Three years ago Adknowledge paid $50 million to buy game monetizer Super Rewards. But then its founder bought it back and today sold it to user acquisition service Playerize. Super Rewards' embeddable...
12:51 am GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch I, For One, Welcome Our iBam 2 Bamboo Speaker Overlords
With all the rumors about a new 9-pin connector on the iPhone, what could be better than a tube of bamboo that amplifies your iDevice or Android phone in a sustainable way? The iBam 2 is basically a t...
12:20 am GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Leapfrog Announces Availability Of Leapster GS, A Mini Educational Tech Toy
While I wouldn't want to be the parent who buys their kids a Leapster GS instead of a Nintendo DS, I still think that this mini educational handheld is an interesting addition to Leapfrog's line of ki...
12:03 am GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch House Director and Twitter Angel Investor Greg Yaitanes To Disrupt SF
We are incredibly excited to announce our next special guest for this year's Disrupt SF. On top of directing the most popular TV show on the planet, House, Greg Yaitanes is an early investor in Twitte...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Techcrunch Tablets Join The Long Race To The Bottom
Remember netbooks? Exactly. Two years ago netbooks could do no wrong. They were the future, a way to get work done on the go on a laptop the size of a paperback book. In the end, manufacturers saw the...
11:51 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch How Statwing Makes It Easier To Ask Questions About Data So You Dont Have To Hire a Statistical Wizard
If you have ever tried to use SPSSyou know the nightmare that it can be when trying to do even simple analysis. SPSS is designed for statisticians to analyze data sets. But even statisticians find it ...
11:40 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch 15Five Helps CEOs Stay In The Loop, Leaves Beta Testing
When it comes to helping CEOs and other executives stay on top of the big issues at their company, a startup called 15Fivehas taken inspiration from Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard. Even though Choui...
11:36 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Stay The Course, Facebook. Even If Your Share Price Crashes
Ignore us. Ignore the pressure from the media and Wall Street to make more money now as lockups expire and your stock price dips to new lows. The only thing you need to remember is "Facebook was not o...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Sorry We Missed You: YC-Backed BufferBox Solves The Problem Of Missing Packages
Living in Brooklyn, NY (the place where package deliveries go to die), I know better than anyone the struggle of missing a package, tracking it down, and then traveling however long it takes to recove...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Nutanixs Dheeraj Pandey is Making Computing and Storage Converge
"In the Studio" continues this week by welcoming a computer science student from UT-Austin, originally from India, who began his career in industry at Trilogy and then, upon moving to Silicon Valley a...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Wedding Startup RegistryLove Lets Couples Register For Anything
Y Combinator-backed RegistryLove is officially debuting its universal bridal registry service today, and it already has 3,000 brides-to-be signed up to use it. And 750 of those signups occurred before...
10:56 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch The Honorable Judge Lucy Koh Accuses Apples Lawyer Of Smoking Crack
The best part of the entire Apple-Samsung patent war has been Federal Judge Lucy Koh. She's a smaller women with straight, silk black hair, but she manages to make some of the wealthiest lawyers and h...
10:49 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Hipstamatic Out Of Film? Camera App Lays Off Engineers And Others
Is Hipstamatic, the iPhone photo app that was an early hit on the App Store, on the rocks? TechCrunch understands that Synthetic, makers of the app, has recently had to let go of much of its engineeri...
10:44 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Online Payments Service Braintree Acquires Social Payments Startup Venmo For $26.2M
It's a busy day in the mobile payments world and it's about to get busier: according to the New York Times, Braintree, the startup that powers the credit card payments systems of companies like OpenTa...
10:06 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed MicroEval Aims To Take The Pain Out Of Performance Reviews
MicroEval, a startup in the current class of startups incubated by Y Combinator, is taking a new approach to the often painful process of employee performance reviews. The basic idea: Instead of havin...
09:59 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Discover Partners With Google, Makes Adding Its Credit Cards To Google Wallet Easier
Google Wallet, the company's NFC-based virtual wallet for Android, got a major update earlier this month when Google started giving its users the ability to use cards from Visa, MasterCard, American E...
09:53 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Radical Transparency 1, Britain 0: Assange Granted Asylum
Techno-anarchist Julian Assange has been granted asylum by Ecuador,guaranteeinghis bleak safety in their dark UK embasssy against British authorities who are salivating to extradite the Wikileaks edit...
09:50 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch People And Patterns: Getting Cloud TCO Right
Editor's note:This is a guest post by Jinesh Varia, Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services. He has been helping developers and businesses unleash the real power of the cloud since 2006. He tweets ...
09:17 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Sketchfab Is A Unique Way To Show DIY 3D Content On The Web
Sites like Thingiverse offer ways for 3D makers to display and upload their 3D models for the world to peruse but there's never been a way to really "see" the models in real space. That's where Sketch...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Square Debuts Monthly Pricing Option For Small Businesses With Zero Swiping Fees
On the heels of announcing a mega-deal with Starbucks, mobile payments processing company Square is announcing another piece of key newsspecialized, lower pricing per swipe for small businesses. Basic...
08:32 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Pulse Gets Off To A Fast Start On The Web: 100K New Sign-Ups & 1 Million Stories Read In Just 1 Week
Pulse, the popular mobile news reading app for Android and iOS, made its first foray into the web last week. Today, the company's CEO Akshay Kothari told me that the launch has been a massive success ...
08:32 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Score One For Mobile Big Data: Location Analytics Startup Locately Acquired By Research Firm SMG
Boston-based Locately, a location analytics firm which combines GPS signals with mobile surveys to understand how people shop and make decisions about where to dine, has been acquired by the customer ...
08:20 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Unlike: Facebook Stock Hits New Low
As early investors finally have the opportunity to sell their Facebook shares, the company's stock (NASDAQ:FB) is trading once again under the $20 price point, hitting a new 52 week low of 19.69. Even...
08:14 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The Martians, The Smartwatches You Can Actually Talk To
With products like the Pebble and the MetaWatch Strata easily blowing past their funding goals on Kickstarter, it seems like were knee-deep in a smartwatch renaissance. The space is already seeing som...
08:08 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Big Fish Casino Raises The Stakes With Real-Money Gambling On The iPhone
Would you like to bet on what may be the next big thing in games? Place a wager on real-money gambling, and you could be in for some good returns. Today, when games developer Big Fish launched a new i...
08:08 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Big Fish Casino Raises The Stakes On iPhone With Real-Money Gambling
Would you like to bet on what may be the next big thing in games? Place a wager on real-money gambling, and you could be in for some good returns. Today, when games developer Big Fish launched a new i...
08:02 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Internet Darling The Oatmeal Wants To Build A Tesla Museum And You Can Help
Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal (who could, arguably, make more comics instead of being the Internet's Sarah McLachlan for geek causes) has taken up the ultimate in geek causes: rebuilding Nikola Tesla's...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Showyous New iPad App Is Like A Remote Control For Your Apple TV
A few weeks ago, I took a look at the new Showyou iPhone app, which founder Mark Hall at that time said was quickly becoming the team's favorite version of its social discovery engine. Well, Showyou j...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch HTML5 Gaming Gets Another Contender With Gokos New Platform
HTML5 gaming is getting another wind this year with a new cohort of startup contenders. One of the latest is Goko, a Redwood City-based company that's trying to make it easy for game developers publis...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram 3.0 Bets Big On Geolocation With Photo Maps, Letting You Showcase The Story Behind Your Photos
You won't find any new filters in the latest version of Instagram. Instead, the eight person team behind the world's most beloved mobile app (now 80 million registered users strong) has decided to thi...
07:51 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch A Big-Think Talk With Eric Schmidt and Dick Costolo
The heads of Google and Twitter had a fascinating big-think discussion about the impacts of technology on democracy and society ealier this month. In the interview, moderated by Steve Jobs author and ...
07:25 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Creator Of BlindType, A Keyboard App For The Blind Acquired By Google, Reveals New Keyboard App Called Fleksy
Fleksy is a new keyboard replacement app for iOS, originally designed for use by the blind or partially sighted, which was created by co-founders Ioannis Verdelis and Kostas Eleftheriou of Syntellia. ...
06:47 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Why Does Jack Dorsey Want To Be Just Like Steve Jobs?
There isn't a CEO in the world who wouldn't do well to try and emulate the late Steve Jobs in some way, shape or form. He was a visionary, and took Apple from a relatively low point to being one of th...
06:23 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch At Long Last, Google Play Gift Cards Get Spotted In The Wild
Android fans have been clamoring for Google Play (ne Android Market) gift cards for years now, and it seems that the wait is nearly over. Less than a day after the folks at AndroidPolice discovered th...
06:23 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch At Long Last, Google Play Gift Cards Spotted In The Wild
Android fans have been clamoring for Google Play (ne Android Market) gift cards for years now, and it seems that the wait is nearly over. Less than a day after the folks at AndroidPolice discovered th...
06:14 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Following Twitter Suspension, WeKnowYourHouse Returns, Continues To Post Twitter Users Addresses, Home Photos
Wait, I've seen this one before, back when it was called Please Rob Me and based on Foursquare. The folks (folk?) behind the latest "social networking privacy experiment" called We Know Your House hav...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Rdio Amps Up To 18M Tracks With New CD Baby And TuneCore Deals. More Tracks Than Spotify?
If part of the game in streaming music is to have the biggest catalog of tracks, then today Rdio made a significant move to turn its volume up to Spotify levels, and gain some street cred with indie f...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia EVP Chris Weber: Hey Samsung, Look Out For Our New Windows Phones
Nokia's Chris Weber sure seems to be a feisty mood. The company's EVP of Sales and Marketing took to his sporadically-used Twitter account presumably in an attempt to build some buzz around Nokia and ...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch TIL Reddit Just Earned A Guinness World Record For RedditGifts
Reddit AKA the front page of the internet for cat gifs and atheist rage comics just earned a Guinness World Record for largest online Secret Santa game. Over the last three years, RedditGifts facilit...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Jumio Improves Its Computer Vision Software & SDK; Mobile Wallet Could Be Next
Jumio, a mobile payments and ID-scanning startup backed by $32 million in funding fromAndreessen Horowitz, Eduardo Saverin and others, is today releasing a new version of its Netswipe Mobile SDKalongs...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Ridejoy Brings Its Ridesharing Service To The iPhone, Wants To Be Your Roadtrip Matchmaker
While collective consumption has really taken off in the last year thanks to the Airbnbs and Ubers of the world, carpooling and ride-sharing have been around a bit longer. But for the last few years, ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch With 3 Million Users, GetGlue Goes Big With A New Social TV App Built Just For The iPad
Social TV app maker GetGlue is already successful, with 3 million users and more than 500 million interactions with its mobile apps. That includes check-ins, likes, and reviews of TV shows and movies,...
04:43 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Photobucket Gets A Facebook Facelift: Easier Uploads And A New Timeline-Like Story Feature
Photobucket is one of the oldest sites dedicated to photo and video sharing -- and, at 100 million users, and 3.5 billion images served per day, and 10 billion photos stored -- one of the biggest. But...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Alcatel-Lucent Creates Methodology For APIs And Makes Available Under Creative Commons
Alcatel-Lucent is releasing a methodology for APIs that it is making available through Creative Commons. It is part of a new consulting practice the telecommunications company has established to help ...
03:06 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Zalando, The Samwer Zappos Clone, Closes Another Round, Adds JP Morgan, Quadrant Capital As Backers
Zalando, the shoe and fashion e-commerce site originally started as a clone of Zappos by the Samwer brothers, is gearing up for another phase of growth. The company today announced that it has closed ...
02:45 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Touchnote Lets You Mail A Postcard To Your Pretend Friends On Facebook Without Knowing Where They Live
You know those hundreds of Facebook friends you think you have? I bet you don't even know where most of them live. I mean, actually live, not where they hang out online. Of course you don't. They're n...
02:25 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Blur Group Takes Its B2B Services Exchange Into The Tech Vertical
Blur Group, the B2B services exchange which originally launched to disrupt the creative agency type model employed by Madison Avenue, has followed through on its promise to expand into other verticals...
11:32 am GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Because Thats Where The Content Is
When asked why he robbed banks, legend has it that Willie Sutton said, "because that's where the money is."I'm reminded of this quote today when reading the reports that Apple is in talks with the cab...
06:25 am GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Yes, Apple Is In Discussions With Cable Operators, And Everyone Has Known This For Months
August Journalism, anyone? Just because some outlets have a short memory, let's get this out of the way right up front: Yes, Apple is in discussions with cable operators, and has been for months. Of c...
05:44 am GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch A $12-Million-A-Month iOS Game? NaturalMotion Has It With CSR Racing
As the iOS platform has gradually amassed more than 365 million units in cumulative device sales, it has created a rising tide for all mobile app developers, who have seen increasing monthly revenue r...
05:22 am GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch That Flickr Account Wasnt Marissa Mayer, But She *Is* Currently Looking For A New Head Of Flickr
Oh Process Journalism, how lucky we here at TechCrunch are that we get to practice you. Anyways, here's what I got: That "Marissa Mayer" account that went up on Flickr earlier today isn't actually Mar...
05:09 am GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Google Quietly Launches Google Play Movie Rentals In Germany
Google today quietly rolled out movie rentals in Germany. German Google users have long been able to buy movies through the Play Movies store, but according to German blogger Carsten Knobloch, the ren...
04:02 am GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Back To School: How To Ace Taking Notes
Back in the day, before the printing press made books a widely available commodity, students sat through class transcribing each and every word of a published work, as dictated by the teacher. We stil...
03:34 am GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Fab Sues Flash Sales Site TouchOfModern For Alleged Trademark Infringement
It's pretty much a given that some people might look to emulate the success of Fab.com, the design-oriented flash sales site which is on track to make more than $100 million in revenue this year and r...
03:22 am GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify Gets Hit With A Patent Suit From Nonend, A Dutch Peer-To-Peer IP Holder
The neverending patent wars keep on raging, andSpotifyis the latest to get targeted in the social media skirmishes. The music streaming company is getting sued by Nonend Inventions, a Dutch company, w...
03:20 am GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Cond Nast Releases Fashion Hazard, Its First Game For iOS
Cond Nast has just released its first game for iOS a Temple Run-style "endless runner" game called Fashion Hazard.Why is the publisher of GQ, The New Yorker, and Vogue (among others) developing mobil...
02:39 am GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Gets The Green Light In Boston, With Help From The Governors Office
Yesterday, we reported that Uber had came under fire from the Division of Standards of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, receiving a cease and desist letter that sought to shut down its operations in...
01:32 am GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch The Girl Who Couldnt Nap And Said She Never Had To
Once upon a time, in a land 3,000 miles away, Alexia wrote a post titled Arianna Wants To Put A Nap Room In TechCrunch HQ. Lol. It was in reference to NapQuest, a relatively awesome initiative at Aol/...
12:33 am GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Cisco Beats Fourth Quarter Analyst Expectations of 45 Cents Per Share Revenues Up 4%
Cisco beat fourth quater analyst expectations with net sales up 4% compared to last year. Overall revenues were $11.7 billion with reporting of 47 cents per share.For the year, net sales were $46.1 bi...
12:15 am GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Suunto Adds Active Mapping To Their Ambit Smart Watch
In a real first for a GPS watch, Suunto has added a mapping feature to their Ambit smartwatch via a free update. The watch previously supported GPS tracking, waypoints, and training functions but this...
12:14 am GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Another Top Googler Jumps To Social Network Badoo
After losing long-time Googler Benjamin Ling to social network Badoo, the search giant is seeing another exec head to the UK site. This time, Jeff Hardy, who was Head of Global Partnerships for Google...
12:02 am GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Techcrunch Google Maps Now Features Schedules For More Than 1 Million Transit Stops Worldwide
Google Maps now features public transit schedules for more than 500 cities and one million transit stops worldwide. To make all of this information more accessible to its users on the go, Google today...
11:34 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch The Invisible Bike Helmet: An Airbag On The Go
People die trying to look cool. Vanity is the sad reason why people don't wear bike helmets. So two Swedish women set out to invent "the invisible bicycle helmet", They've succeeded, and the end produ...
11:15 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch From The Disrupt Battlefield To Cloud Storage Phenomenon With $7M+ In Funding, Bitcasa Tells All
If you don't know about TechCrunch Disrupt finalistBitcasa, you probably should.These are the same folks that blow Dropbox and SkyDrive out of the water, offering users not just a few gigabytes of clo...
11:15 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Windows 8 Is Now Available For Developers (And For Everybody Else, Theres A 90-Day Free Trial, Too)
As expected, Microsoft today announced that Windows 8 is now available for download for its paying MSDN and TechNet Professional subscribers. The company, however, is also making a 90-day evaluation v...
11:14 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Hey, Big Enterprise Giants Keep Looking Over Your Shoulder A New Reality Fast Approaches
I had a briefing yesterday with BizSlate, a SaaS player that is launching its beta today to help all those small businesses growing so fast that Quicken just doesn't do the job.I like this company's s...
11:07 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Coastermatic Turns Your Instagram Pictures Into Coasters
Clara walked into my office at half past six. My office was closed but that didn't stop her from sweet-talking the doorman. She was the kind of girl who could sell ice to eskimos.I poured a stiff drin...
10:36 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Hope For Flickr? Marissa Mayer Joins Photo-Sharing Site, Reportedly Doubles Team
It looks like Flickr may be getting some much-needed love from its corporate parent Yahoo Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer just created an account on the photo-sharing site.That may not seem like a big ...
10:36 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Hope For Flickr? Marissa Mayer Joins Photo-Sharing Site, Reportedly Doubles Team [Update: It Wasn't Her]
It looks like Flickr may be getting some much-needed love from its corporate parent Yahoo Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer just created an account on the photo-sharing site.That may not seem like a big ...
10:15 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Launches Post-Play, So You Never Have To Interrupt TV Or Movie Marathons
For years, I've complained that online video viewing wasn't enough like TV. You watch a TV show or a movie and when it's over you have to stop and search for whatever you want to watch next. Unlike TV...
10:03 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch What Will Microsoft And Nokias September 5 Press Conference Be About?
PROBABLY NOKIA'S NEW WINDOWS PHONE 8 DEVICES.But seriously, Microsoft very publicly revealed the future of its Windows Phone platform a few months back. At the time Nokia though, didn't have much more...
09:50 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Broken Certificates Force Microsoft To Put Windows Phone Marketplace App Publishing On Hold
About two weeks ago, Microsoft deployed its new Windows Phone Dev Center with a completely rebuilt backend infrastructure. While this transition went smoothly at first, Microsoft encountered an embarr...
09:37 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Pepper Rises: Active Networks Relaunches Plancast With A New Design
Plancast, a TC alumni startup that limped along in the deadpool for a few years, has just relaunched under new ownership. ActiveNetwork paid an undisclosed sum last spring and spent the summer updatin...
09:19 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch The End Of Postini? Email Security Tool Now More Tightly Fit With Google Apps
Google Apps and Postini now have a tighter fit, making it easier to manage routing and basic filtering of email to on-premise systems as well as email to Google Apps users. The move is one of several ...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Looking For Discounts On Grass-Fed Beef & Truffles? Delicious Karma Debuts Its Online Gourmet Food Shop
Playing in the same general space as 500 Startups-backed Love With Food, but going the traditional e-commerce route instead of the "box of the month" club, new San Francisco-based startup Delicious Ka...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Movieclips Picks Up $18.5M From US Venture Partners, Rebrands As Zefr To Tackle Music, Sports, And TV
Los Angeles-based Movieclips has done well for itself by, um, clipping movies into bite-sized clips that viewers love. But there's a whole bigger world of content out there, and it plans to tackle it ...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed viaCycle Is A Zipcar For Bikes, Coming To San Francisco Soon
ViaCycle, a new Y Combinator-backed startup, wants to be to bike sharing what Zipcar has become for cars. While there are many cities around the world where bike sharing is a fact of daily life, only ...
08:10 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Why All Schools Need iPads: Ending Texass Bizarre Control Over National History Textbooks
America's history education is still held captive to the notoriously anti-establishment Texas Board of Education, which buys enough high school textbooks that it can dictate the content of history boo...
08:10 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Why All Schools Need iPads: Ending Texas Bizarre Control Over National History Textbooks
America's history education is still held captive to the notoriously anti-establishment Texas Board of Education, which buys enough high school textbooks that it can dictate the content of history boo...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch ClassDojo Lands $1.6M From Paul Graham, Ron Conway To Help Teachers Control Their Classrooms
Sam Chuadhary and Liam Don launched ClassDojo in August 2011 to help teachers win back control of their disruptive classrooms. The free service allowed teachers to leverage their mobile or desktop tec...
07:55 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Dell Pushes Warranties While Claiming Help-Desk Customers Won Phony Sweepstakes
If you call the Dell support line, chances are you're the lucky winner of the chance to pay $300 for Dell warranty protection. Laptop Magazine called Dell three times with a number of simple problems,...
07:21 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Peter Thiels Breakout Labs Funds Tissue Engineering, Nano-Engineering Projects And More
Breakout Labs, Peter Thiel's effort to put $5 million toward cutting-edge research, just awarded another round of funding toward technologies that could one day create meat without harm to animals and...
07:18 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Targeting The Long Tail, Human Demands New Platform Lets You See Which Apps Are Running Your Ads
A startup called Human Demand is coming out of stealth today to enter the ever-growing mobile advertising industry with a new platform to help developers acquire more users. Its radical ideas: transpa...
07:02 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch One Laptop Per Child Details The XO-4 Touch, A Touchscreen Convertible Notebook For Emerging Markets
OLPC is plowing forward with the successor to the XO-1. The XO-4, a 7.5-inch convertible notebook clearly born from the same DNA of the XO-1, will feature a touchscreen and keyboard. As OLPC states, t...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Online Makeup Community Beautylish Gets Into e-Commerce With Boutiques Launch
Beautylish, the website where people share tips and reviews on makeup, hair and beauty products, is now going to start selling the stuff that its community has been built around discussing. Today, Bea...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Review: So Close To Greatness
Months ago, deep in the heart of Barcelonas Fira Montjuic exhibition center, I played with Samsungs 10.1-inch Galaxy Note tablet for the first time. Booth attendants were quick to note that the units ...
06:58 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Hits Stores August 16: $499 For 16GB, $549 For 32GB
As expected for quite a while, Samsung has just announced pricing and availability for the Galaxy Note 10.1. As you may have guessed, it's a 10-inch WiFi tablet that includes the somewhat-pointless-bu...
06:05 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Walmart, Target, 7-11 And Other Retailers Are Teaming Up On Mobile Wallet
Because the mobile payments landscape wasn't muddy enough, the collaborative effort between some of the biggest retailers to launch their own mobile payments network is set to be announced later today...
06:02 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Songza Music Streaming App Nabs 2 Million New Users Since June With More Than 50% Retention Rate
You've heard me talk about Songza before. After launching on iPad, bringing Concierge to Android, and surpassing 1 million iOS downloads in 10 days, the company is still on a roll, announcing that mor...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Founded By Former Expedia Engineers, Stealthy Travel Startup Hopper Closes $12 Million Series B
Hopper, a stealthy consumer-facing travel startup in development for nearly five years so far, has closed on a $12 million Series B round of funding to grow its team in Boston. Hootsuite, BuildDirect ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Online Video CPMs Are Up, And Best Time To Buy Is On The Weekend
How's the market for online video ads holding up through the first half of the year? Pretty well, considering that inventory continues to grow at a rapid pace. Research from real-time media buying com...
05:51 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch People Still Believe In Nokia
Nokia has been having a very, very hard time of it lately, dramatically losing market share in the smartphone race to the likes of Samsung and Apple, and getting slammed on a regular basis by the cred...
05:34 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch The 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 To Hit Verizon On August 17th For $349
Big Red is about to get a new tab -- and it's relatively cheap, too. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 will soon be available from Verizon starting on August 17th. The 7-inch tablet is the successor to Sam...
05:13 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch FCC Filing Points To Larger Kindle Fire
The Digital Reader has done some clever sleuthing to find a filing by Amazon's shell company, Harpers LLC. The filing shows a fairly large, 10-inch 4:3 screen device that should launch in the fall.You...
05:09 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch HP Spins Off webOS Into A Brand New Company Called Gram; Mission Unknown
Ever since HP killed off webOS hardware, the fate of the webOS GBU (general business unit) was as yet unknown. But according to a flyer that has floated out of the HP office, it would seem that the we...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch J.Hilburn Publicly Launches Style Kit, A Novel iPad Sales App For Its Customers And Sales Force
Every night while I'm brushing my teeth, my mom lays out my clothes for the next day. She says I'm her special boy. Then she goes home to her house, leaving me, my wife and our two kids to put ourselv...
04:46 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Artists.MTV, Where Musicians Claim Their MTV Profiles, Enters Public Beta
MTV is opening its new Artists.MTV website in public beta today.The site was first announced at South by Southwest as a "pro-artist initiative" that allows musicians to "take control of their MTV pres...
04:18 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Pure Storage Raises Another $40M To Bring Europe Its Flash Storage Products, Indexs Mike Volpi Leads Round
Another big round of funding for an enterprise startup that only exited stealth mode a year ago. Pure Storage, a flash enterprise storage company, today announced that it has picked up another $40 mil...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Financial Decision Making Startup SmartAsset Raises $900K
SmartAsset, a startup that offers interactive tools to help with the homebuying process, with plans to expand to expand to other big financial decisions, has raised $900,000 in seed funding.The compan...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Cloudwords Speeds Translation With A New, Cloud-Based Glossary Management Tool For Clients
Companies that wish to expand internationally are faced with a big challenge: How do they quickly translate all their existing online, sales, and marketing materials to new markets, and do so in a cos...
03:42 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch The Carlyle Group, Current Management To Acquire Stock Photography Giant Getty Images For $3.3 Billion
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group, along with Getty Images' current management and founders are joining forces to acquire the stock photography giant from Hellman & Friedman for a...
03:42 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch The Carlyle Group, Current Management To Acquire Stock Photo Giant Getty Images For $3.3 Billion
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group, along with Getty Images' current management and founders are joining forces to acquire the stock photography giant from Hellman & Friedman for a...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch SocialPandas Raises $1.5 Million For CRM Tools To Aid The Forgotten Sales Person
SocialPandas has raised $1.5 Million in a seed round from True Ventures to develop its social tools for sales people -- the ones left behind at the front lines of the business world.The oversubscribed...
03:18 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch UTest Acquires Apphance In 7-Figure Deal As Mobile Developer Tools Consolidate
Some consolidation in the area of companies that offer tools to mobile developers, specifically in the area of quality testing -- a must-have for developers working in the highly fragmented world of s...
02:16 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Small Is Beautiful: NTT Docomo Leads $19M Round In Femtocell Maker Ubiquisys
The boom in smartphone and tablet use is having a knock-on effect for companies that build technology to support those devices. One case in point is UK-basedUbiquisys, makers of femtocell equipment th...
02:16 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Small Is Beautiful: NTT Docomo Chips In To $19M Round In Femtocell Maker Ubiquisys
The boom in smartphone and tablet use is having a knock-on effect for companies that build technology to support those devices. One case in point is UK-basedUbiquisys, makers of femtocell equipment th...
01:48 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Silp Launches To Allow Job Offers To Arrive Via Your Facebook Social Graph
Silp is a new startup created by the former founder of Wuala, Dominik Grolimund who previously founded and built secure online storage Wuala. He is now bootstrapping this new startup with three other ...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch European Music Streaming Service Deezer Heads to Asia; Partners With Telco dTac In Thailand
European music streaming service Deezer is expanding to Asia. It's announced that it will roll out in Thailand this week, with Singapore and Malaysia to follow shortly. In addition, Indonesia and the ...
10:57 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Funded By Tony Hseih, Ex-Zappos Managers Launch Fandeavor To Turn Everyday Sports Fans Into VIPs
Most sports fans get plenty of enjoyment out of going to see their favorite team play live, maybe even with a little tailgating before the game, and if they're lucky, watching court, field, or rink-si...
09:50 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Goes Nordic, With Plans To Launch In Norway, Denmark, Sweden, And Finland Later This Year
Netflix announced during its second-quarter earnings call that it would continue expanding overseas with a new market in the fourth quarter, and now we know where it's going: The streaming video compa...
09:50 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Heads To Scandinavia, With Plans To Launch In Norway, Denmark, Sweden, And Finland Later This Year
Netflix announced during its second-quarter earnings call that it would continue expanding overseas with a new market in the fourth quarter, and now we know where it's going: The streaming video compa...
09:20 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Backed By Andreessen, Virtual Workforce MobileWorks Completes 1M Tasks For Startups In 1st Year
MobileWorks launched last summer with a simple, yet big mission: Build a viable alternative for Amazon Mechanical Turk and in so doing create a motivated, happy and accurate virtual workforce. To be t...
08:24 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Office Politics Really Is About Actual Offices
Warning: There's no real tech news reason I'm writing this, other than the fact that it's sort of ridiculous that humans are this way and maybe that's an opportunity for some startup to tap into.I arr...
08:10 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch JiWire Aims To Improve Mobile Ad Targeting With Its New Location Graph
Location-based ad company JiWireis announcing a new service today that's supposed to connect user behavior and location perhaps inevitably, given the trendiness of building an this that graph, it's c...
07:12 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Critical Skills Education SaaS EverFi Raises $10M From Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, Ev Williams And Others
Washington D.C.-based education technology company EverFi has raised $10 million in Series B funding from Jeff Bezos, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, Rethink Education, New Enterprise Associates, T...
06:25 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Goes Big On Mobile: Rolls Out First-Ever Native iPad App, Makes Its Android Debut
In a big push to go mobile, Pinterest today rolled out an all-new update to its iOS app, Version 2.0. This includes an all-new version of Pinterest customized for the iPad. The company has also debute...
05:59 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Social Video Company Unruly Triples Annual Revenue To 17.6M And Opens New US Offices
Unruly, a social video distribution platform whose technology helped power viral campaigns like Evian's Roller Babies and Old Spice's "Man Your Man Could Smell Like", just released its results for the...
04:53 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Tigerlabs Accelerator Showcases Its First Batch Of Startups At Princeton Demo Day
Today, seed fund and startup accelerator Tigerlabs hosted its first Demo Day in Princeton, New Jersey. Co-founded by Jason Glickman (co-founder of Tremor Video) and Bert Navarrete (long-time investor)...
04:09 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Two Months After Failing To Go Viral, Airtime Bets Video Posts and Twitter Will Help It Take Off
Airtime planned to reach millions through real-time Facebook Chat invites to video calls. But private messages can't go viral, so two months after launch it's hoping for growth through public video po...
03:57 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Oddly, RetinaMacApps.com Lists All Retina-Ready Mac Apps
Are you readyyyy to retina!? Sure you are, so if you've got your retina MacBook at hand, hop over to RetinaMacApps.com and see all of the apps that are currently retina ready.It's just that simple....
03:45 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch After Privacy Uproar, Quora Feeds Will No Longer Show Data On What Other Users Have Viewed
Earlier this month, Q&A site Quora unveiled a new feature, Views. One of the most noticeable aspects of Views was that it displayed information about the exact posts that other users of the site h...
03:35 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch MetaLab Relaunches A Sexy New Ballpark, Officially Becomes A Design Capital Investor
You may not be familiar with MetaLab, but you've probably seen their work, as the Canadian design firm has designed for Google, Disney, TED, NBC, CBS and many more. Fluid, the company's Tumblr theme,...
03:04 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Six Really Useful Apps For NYC
Like everyone else in New York, I tend to have strong opinions on what places my friends (and foes) should or should not frequent while in NYC. While I don't claim to know everything about this city a...
02:26 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Co-Founders Preview Medium, Their Publishing Platform That Gives Anyone An Audience
Obvious Corp has just unlocked Medium.com, revealing that its a publishing platform that collects submitted text and images into themed collections so you don't need a following to be heard. Anyone ca...
01:58 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Back To School: Five Gadgets To Help You Get Your Game On Between Classes
Once school kicks into high gear it may seem like theres no end to all the work that needs to be done, but rest assured there will come a time when you won't find yourself buried in a textbook or fur...
01:54 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Tries Out Ads That Let Pages Show News Feed Posts To Non-Fans
Facebook seems determined to impress investors, as today it begins testing an aggressive web and mobile news feed ad unit that lets Pages pay to show their posts to people who didn't subscribe to them...
01:54 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Tries Letting Pages Show News Feed Ads To Non-Fans
Facebook seems determined to impress investors, as today it begins testing an aggressive web and mobile news feed ad unit that lets Pages pay to show their posts to people who didn't subscribe to them...
01:25 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsen: More Teens Now Listen To Music Through YouTube Than Any Other Source
According to Nielsen's latest "Music 360" report, 48% of consumers in the U.S. still see radio as the dominant way to discover new music. For almost two-thirds of U.S. teenagers, however, Google's You...
12:55 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ification: G+ Posts Show Your Exact Location On A GMap
As the lines between Google and Google+ grow blurrier, so do privacy norms. Today we're posed with whether we want our location made abundantly clear to anyone we share G+ posts with.Now whe...
12:55 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch G+ Posts Show Your Exact Location On A GMap, And That Shouldnt Scare You
As the lines between Google and Google+ grow blurrier, so do privacy norms. Today we're posed with whether we want our location made abundantly clear to anyone we share G+ posts with.Now whe...
12:55 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch ParStream Raises $5.6 Million For Big Data Analysis
Par Stream has raised $5.6 million for furher extending its big data search engine technology that uses in-memory and massive parallel processing to do real-time analysis.The Series A financing was le...
12:33 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch The YC-Backed Coco Controller Will Turn Your iPhone Into A Gaming Powerhouse
Roll over, Sony, and tell Nintendo the news. The Coco Controller is a Kickstarter project that adds directional controls and game buttons to almost any phone, including the Galaxy SIII, iPhone, and mo...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Tinyview Launches As A Frictionless Browser For Mobile Shopping
With mobile commerce ripe for disruption, we're seeing a growing number of startups aiming to help consumers shop and purchase more efficiently on their mobile phones. The latest company to join the m...
12:02 am GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Techcrunch Evermeeting Aims To Streamline Your Boring 4:30 All-Hands
If you hate meetings as much as I do, and I'm a misanthropic anthrophobe so I hate them a lot, then you'll be glad to see that Evermeeting, a new iOS app, could be a good fit. Evermeeting does one pri...
11:52 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Heres A Sneak Preview Of The Pebble Smart Watch UI [Video]
Following the disappointing news that the InPulse team — the clever folks that raised over $3 million on Kickstarter in a matter of days — wouldn't bring their e-paper Pebble smart watch t...
11:46 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Hit With Cease And Desist In Boston, Promises To Continue Full Speed Ahead
Uber is facing heat from yet another city it operates in, this time receiving a cease and desist letter in Boston. On its blog today, Uber revealed that the letter came from the Division of Standards ...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch OrderAhead Nabs $2.3M From Adam DAngelo, Matrix, Eric Schmidt For Ordering On The Go
You know what's not fun? Ordering takeout from your favorite restaurant over the phone -- actually planning ahead instead of just showing up -- only to wait in line like a schlub once you get there to...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Boxfish Launches An iPad App To Help You Find Whats Hot On TV
There's no shortage of video discovery apps out there. There are some, like Showyou, which aim to usual social signals to tell you what videos are worth watching online; and there are others, like Fan...
10:38 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Report: 46% Of U.S. Bank Account Holders Will Use Mobile Banking By 2017
According to a new Forrester Research report, mobile banking will reach 108 million users in the U.S. by 2017. That's about 46% of all U.S. bank account holders. Today, according to Forrester's latest...
10:05 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Kamcord Helps Record And Share Those Epic Mobile Gaming Moments
Mobile games have grown to the point where players can dive into an immersive world or rack up high scores in just a few minutes from any platform. But trying to share those standout moments with othe...
09:59 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Social Entrepreneurship Super-Duo, Biz Stone And Evan Williams, To Join Us At Disrupt SF
The Twitter duo are back! We're excited to announce that co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams are joining us on stage at Disrupt, after their widelypublicizeddeparture from leading Twitter to focus...
09:59 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Social Entrepreneurship Super Duo, Biz Stone And Evan Williams, To Join Us At Disrupt SF
The Twitter duo are back! We're excited to announce that co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams are joining us on stage at Disrupt, after their widelypublicizeddeparture from leading Twitter to focus...
09:34 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch With Wee A B See, Wee Society Launches A Lifestyle Brand, Not Just A Childrens App
Wee Society, a new effort emerging from asmall design and branding studio based in San Francisco, has just published its first app, a children's interactive book called Wee A B See. And it's the first...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Khan Academy Launches The Future of Computer Science Education
"Computer Science is an intensely creative field," says Shantanu Sinha, President of Khan Academy, which gave TechCrunch an exclusive look at their brand new education portal that teaches Computer Sci...
09:29 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Outlook.com Now Has 10 Million Users, SkyDrive Gets A New UI & Android App
Microsoft just announced that Outlook.com, its well-received update to Hotmail, now has 10 million users. The redesigned Outlook.com user interface is now also starting to appear in other Microsoft pr...
09:27 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On David Frigstad: Why Life Is Going to Get Really Dicey In the Next Ten Years [TCTV]
I met Frost and Sullivan's Chairman David Frigstad last month at the Internet Cowboy Unconference in Wyoming hosted by Idith and Yuval Almog and Yossi Vardi. Amidst the unconference crazies - the Robe...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Bad News For Bieber? Klout Unveils Redesign And A Scoring System That Looks At Real World Influence
Klout, the site that aims to measure your online influence, has made some big changes to its scoring system, and it has a new look to match the new algorithm.Founder and CEO Joe Fernandez says that th...
08:56 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch A Gallery For Instagrams Stars: Meet CanvasPop LTD, A Flash Sales Site For Digital Art
Sure, Instagram is full of cappuccino pictures and "me and my friends at the bar" snapshots, but some of app's most popular users take some truly gorgeous photos that would fit right in on the wall of...
08:42 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch AfterCollege Relaunches, Looks To Build A LinkedIn For College Students And Recent Grads
AfterCollege launched in 1999 as a simple job board for entry-level positions. In spite of a bubble burst and more than a decade in between, the company soldiered on, staying afloat (and profitable) t...
08:13 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch iRobot Releases New Versions Of Its Vacuuming Robot And Gutter Cleaning Robot
After 22 years of existence, iRobot has come a long way and is still releasing new models of its home cleaning robots. The Looj 330 has been completely redesigned to improve your gutter cleaning exper...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Tastemaker Wants To Make Interior Design More Affordable And Accessible
YCombinator-backed Tastemaker launches to the public in closed beta today, hoping to reach people who want to make professional home design a reality but previously thought it inaccessible due to exce...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch RichRelevance Raises Another $8 Million To Bring Personalized Shopping To E-Commerce Sites
In May, we reported that e-commerce recommendations provider RichRelevance had raised $20 million in new funding led by Crosslink Capital, with Greylock Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Tugboat ...
07:52 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Google Improves Patent Search With Prior Art Finder, Adds Millions Of European Patents
Google today expanded its search coverage for patents by adding millions of documents from the European Patent Office to Google Patents. Google's patent search toolwent live all the way back in 2006, ...
07:12 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Police Bust Prostitutes Using Airbnb Apartment in Stockholm
The hazards of renting your apartment out to people you don't actually know remain, whether you use the Internet to do the renting or not. But Airbnb's runaway success in convincing users to rent thei...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Sharing App Quilt Launches With Backing From Facebook Co-Founder Andrew McCollum
As the social world evolves, users are increasingly seeking new ways to share moments with friends and family that don't involve uploading content that everyone in their social networks can see. Rathe...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Lightbank Makes First Mobile Gaming Bet On Battle Bears Developer, SkyVu
Mobile gaming company SkyVu Entertainment has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by Lightbank with Nextview Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Michael Chang (former CEO of Greystripe), and...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Still Missing Google Readers Lost Social Features? Feedspot Can Help
Remember when Google ruined its RSS news reader Google Reader by removing its built-in social features? Back in October, Google announced that it was removing Reader's friending and following function...
06:53 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch The Late Steve Jobs Palo Alto Home Burglarized
More than $60,000 worth of personal items and computers were stolen from the late Steve Jobs' 2101 Waverley Street home in Palo Alto last month. What's more, this act of larceny was reportedly totally...
06:49 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch IHS iSuppli: Apple Holds 70% Of The Tablet Market, Highest Market Share Since Q1 2011
We all know the iPad is king of tablets, but it would appear that Apple has extended its lead in the slate market shipping approximately 70 percent of all tablets in the second quarter of this year. U...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Flip Video Co-founder Tackles Online Education With New Video Platform, Knowmia
Ariel Braunstein and Scott Kabat know a thing or two about building (and selling) a user-friendly mobile video experience, but can they do the same for the world of digital education? We're going to f...
06:35 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Big Money For Nano-Innovations: Samsung Leads $20M Round In Raydiance For Laser Precision Manufacturing
The race for smaller and more innovative electronics is on, and Samsung has a stake in the space on multiple levels: as a seller of consumer electronics products itself, and as a component supplier fo...
06:12 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Is Creating An E-Waste Problem
What happens when you change one port? Quite a lot, actually. Apple introduced the 30-pin iPod port on April 28, 2003. That makes the technology - a fairly streamlined solution for 2003 - nine years o...
06:07 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Payvment Redirects Traffic To Lish, An Impulse Shopping Site For Cheap Ridiculousness
Indulge yourself with a beard wig, toy Lamborghini, or $5 sunglasses on Lish, a new impulse shopping site from Payvment with two-click purchasing powered by PayPal. Today's launch seesPayvment expandi...
06:07 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Duedil Raises Another Financing Round For Its Free Company Data Platform
We've been tracking Duedil, a sort of Crunchbase for free company financials, since it won GeeknRolla last year, and the startup does indeed seem to be on something of a roll.Its now raised "continued...
05:54 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Checking Prices Via Your Mobile? IDC Finds Showrooming Trend Most Popular On Saturdays
Consumers who use their mobile apps to check prices on items sold in brick-and-mortar retail stores, a practice often dubbed "showrooming," is an increasingly common trend. But according to new data p...
05:50 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch After Nearly 9 Months, Verizon Wireless Now Shows ESRB Ratings In Its App Store
You would think that implementing a parent-friendly app rating system that was blessed by both a video game watchdog group and a major wireless trade association would be the kind of thing that deserv...
05:49 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Ploom Pax Botanical Vaporizer
For those of us who enjoy the occasional puff of sumptuous greenery, whether that's flavored tobacco, leaves of mint, or good ol' wacky tobacky, the Ploom Pax may be just what you're looking for.It's ...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Launches A PlayStation 3 App With Search, Subscribed Channels, And Mobile Device Pairing
YouTube has been working hard over the last several years to make its content available on a number of devices, including smartphones and game consoles. The newest device to get a native app is Sony's...
05:26 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Ask Ziggy, Siri For Windows Phone, Closes $5 Million Funding Round To Expand To iOS, Android
Ask Ziggy is the Windows Phone answer to Siri. It's a virtual voice-powered assistant that can change feet to yards, offer you stock quotes, and answer life's most difficult questions. And today, the ...
05:13 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforces Answer To Facebook? Communities: A Private Social Network For You And Your Customers
Salesforce has officially closed its acquisition of Buddy Media, but it looks like it is far from closing the door on what it intends to do in the space of enterprise and social communication. Today t...
05:11 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Android Is Winning
The latest numbers are in: Android is on top, followed by iOS in a distant second.This word comes from Gartner, a top research firm for these sorts of things. Overall, within the last quarter, Android...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Yammer Gets HootSuite Integration, A New Inbox and Its Own Design Improvements Independent of Microsoft
Yammer's first new release under the Microsoft umbrella has nothing to do with Microsoft. It's not about integrating with Sharepoint or Microsoft Dynamics. It's about changes to the Yammer platform an...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Educreations Grabs $2.2M From Accel, NewSchools To Turn Your iPad Into Your Classroom
While it's easy to admire Salman Khan's (of Khan Academy) devotion to teaching and the incredible platform he's created, the truth is he's not a trained educator. What's more, there are millions of pr...
04:50 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch MyHealthTeams Scores $1.75M From Adams Street Partners, 500 Startups; MyAutismTeam Hits iOS
MyHealthTeams, which develops social and local networks for communities of people living with or caring for those living with chronic health conditions, has announced a $1.75 million seed round today....
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Out PayPal: Competitor WePay Drops Prices, Rolls Out White Label Payments API
Online payments startup WePay is today announcing lowered pricing and new API features, as it celebrates the one-year anniversary of its WePay Payments API. The company, which is backed by $19.2 milli...
03:38 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Instagram Deal Moves One Step Closer: UKs Office Of Fair Trading Gives It The All-Clear
Facebook has today moved one step closer in its proposed acquisition of photo-sharing app Instagram. The Office of Fair Trading in the UK has given the deal the all-clear.The announcement was made via...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Drupal Company Acquires Akismet Competitor Mollom To Kill Spam Dead
Today Acquia, the company co-founded by Drupal creator Dries Buytaert to commercialize the open source content management system, acquired Mollom, a spam filtering service also co-founded by Buytaert....
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Visible Measures Raises $21.5M For Its Data-Driven Video Ad Platform
Video analytics and advertising company Visible Measures just announced that it has raised $21.5 million in new funding.Founder and CEO Brian Shin describes the company was a combination of Google Ana...
02:56 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Games Distribution Incubator HitFox Hatches Two New Startups: AppLift And App Discovery
Well that was quick or just well timed PR: HitFox Game Ventures, the games distribution incubator that launched last month, has given birth to two new startups already.HitFox AppLift, co-founded and m...
01:43 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Says It Now Has 235M Monthly Gamers, App Center Hits 150M Monthly Visitors
Facebook's push for more engagement on its platform, to drive advertising and other monetization efforts, is showing some gains, according to updated figures on both games and app usage released by th...
12:21 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Gartner: Global Mobile Sales Down 2%, Smartphones Surge 43%, Apple Stalls As Fans Hold Out For New iPhone
Gartner is the latest of the big analyst houses to release its numbers for smartphone and overall mobile sales in Q2. The picture it paints is one of a market that has, effectively, one winner at the ...
06:52 am GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch CakeStyle Raises $1M To Bring Handpicked Womens Fashion To Your Doorstep
CakeStyle, a startup that delivers stylist-curated shipments of women's fashion, announced that it has raised $1 million in seed funding.Yes, CakeStyle is yet part of the growing wave of "subscribe to...
05:35 am GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch CloudFlare Helps Save Wikileaks Bacon
Wikileaks' website is up again after over a week of denial of service attacks, though as of this writing I'm still seeing many errors on the site. On its Twitter account Wikileaks credited CloudFlare,...
04:23 am GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon CEO Andrew Mason On Europe: Were Too Pricey, Were Missing Tech Mojo, And No One Knows Us
There was once probably a good reason for why Groupon needed to expand aggressively internationally when it did, buying up other daily deal operations, for fast, inorganic growth. But on today's Q2 ea...
04:22 am GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch People Get Pissed Off About OpenStack And Thats Why It Will Survive
The ranters are out in force this afternoon about Red Hat announcing the preview of its OpenStack distribution. It's like OpenStack inserted a lightning rod into my TweeetDeck stream.OpenStack really ...
03:39 am GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Putting An End To The Biggest Lie On The Internet
It's long been said that "I agree to the terms of service" is the biggest lie on the internet. And even if you do read them, many TOS are so ridden with legalese that you practically need to be a lawy...
03:27 am GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Boom Makes Your Mac Speakers Go Up To 11
The sound booster Mac App called Boom will be releasing its Mountain Lion version on the Apple Store tomorrow. If you have ever wished you could raise the volume on your speakers higher than the maxi...
03:12 am GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Mo Content, Mo Problems: Googles Frommers Acquisition Could Lead To Additional Antitrust Scrutiny
With its recent purchase of Zagat and today's announcement that it is acquiring travel guide company Frommer's, there can be little doubt that Google is getting deeper into the content business. This ...
02:20 am GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Obvious-Backed Branch Comes Out Of Public Beta To Foster Conversations Online
Back in March, Obvious Corporation, the mini accelerator founded by Biz Stone, Ev Williams and early Twitter employee Jason Goldman, announced its second incubation in Branch, a stealth startup co-fou...
12:53 am GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Back To School: The Best Ultrathin Notebook
Ultrabooks aren't a hard sell. They're super thin, really light, and powerful enough to handle everyday tasks (including a little gaming) with aplomb. That's why I'd recommend them to students looking...
12:47 am GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Talkin Bout A Revolution: The All-Star Enterprise Panel At Disrupt
As we keep saying with these things, this years Disrupt SF is going to be huge so get your tickets here. And if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, opportunities can be found here as always. Wit...
12:17 am GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch QuicklyChat Brings Push-To-Talk Video To Small, Remote Teams
QuicklyChat, a Y Combinator-backed startup participating in the Summer 2012 program, has an interesting take on video conferencing. With its newly launched solution designed for small teams working re...
12:12 am GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Posts Stronger-Than-Expected Q2 Earnings, But A Top Line Miss: $568.3M Revenue, $28.4M Net Income
Groupon today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2012, its third quarterly earnings report since its initial public offering in November 2011. Groupon's revenue for the second q...
12:08 am GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Techcrunch Social Publishing Startup Scribd Gets A Facelift: New Website, New Logo, New iPhone App
Social publishing site Scribd has given itself a new look over the past month or so, with a new logo, a redesigned website, and an update to its iPhone app.CEO Trip Adler and his team gave me a quick ...
11:25 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch SlideKlowd Offers New Presentation Capabilities With Smart Phones and Tablets
Power Point has spurred a refresh in innovation from companies that know there are better way to do presentations.You can see this innovation with new companies such as SlideKlowd.com, which shows the...
11:20 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Starts Rolling Out Vanity URLs For Some Accounts
A few weeks ago, the Google+ team punked The Oatmeal by redirecting its Google+ profile URL to a slightly more interesting (and profanity-laden) URL. That, it turns out, what just a test for...
11:06 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch The Microsoft Surface Is Safe From Apples Zealous Patent Lawyers
Compare the Microsoft Surface to the iPad: They are both thin slate devices with black bezels. Likewise, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is also a thin slate device with a black bezel. But Apple is only suing ...
10:28 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch YogiPlay Debuts YogiMeter, An Educator-Based Rating System For Childrens Learning Apps
YogiPlay, a Menlo Park-based company from husband-and-wife team Cedric and Michal Selling, is attempting to tackle the critical problem of surfacing appropriate, trusted, and carefully vetted educatio...
10:15 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Lets You Announce That Youre Expecting A Baby
Today Facebook launches a new Timeline event that lets you share that you're expecting a baby, the due date, and whether it's a boy or girl. Baby announcements appear in the Celebrations home page sid...
09:57 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Groovideo Launches Mobile App To Easily Create Awesome Group Videos
The mobile video space is heating up, as a number of startups have launched to help users create and share interesting videos with one another. To date, most have been limited to individual users uplo...
09:55 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch India Launches Antitrust Investigation Against Google
Google currently faces a number of antitrust investigations in the U.S. and Europe. To make matters worse, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) just announced that it is also launching an inquiry...
09:43 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Hands On With #waywire, Cory Bookers Video Service That Turns You Into A Newscaster
Dont let big media decide whats important. #waywire enters private alpha today to let you collect, curate, and share video news from across the Internet. Clips from top-tier broadcasters, citizen jour...
08:51 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Strengthens Its Mobile Platform: Buys AB App Tester Clutch.io, Shutting Down Service In November
Have the API wars around Twitter opened on a new front? Today comes news that the social networking site has made another acquisition: Clutch.io, a specialist in A/B testing for mobile apps. The news ...
08:29 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch VoIP Service KeKu Hits 500K Users, Quietly Launches Group Calling App
We wrote about the official launch of KeKu, a New York-based VoIP telephony startup earlier this year and since then, the company has managed to grow quickly. Today, KeKu announced that it hhas surpas...
08:11 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Hangouts Studio Mode Lets Musicians Stream Concerts With Pristine Sound Quality
Google wants Hangouts On Air to become the way musicians stream concerts from their garage or the stadium, so today it launches Studio Mode, an option that lets broadcasters optimize sound quality for...
07:56 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch The Mobile Personal Shopping Assistant: Swirl Exits Stealth With 30K Stores Signed On, $6M In Backing
Add one more startup to the hopefuls looking to corner the market for location-aware offers for shoppers: Swirl Networks today exits stealth mode with a website and free iOS app to help people find th...
07:56 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Personal Shopping Assistant Swirl Exits Stealth With 30K Stores Signed On, $6M In Backing
Add one more startup to the hopefuls looking to corner the market for location-aware offers for shoppers: Swirl Networks today exits stealth mode with a website and free iOS app to help people find th...
07:48 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Acquiring Frommers Travel Brand, More Google+ Improvements Likely To Follow
Google is in the process of acquiring the Frommer's travel brand from the publishing company John Wiley & Sons, Inc., in what appears to be a further effort to beef up its Google+ business in...
07:48 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Acquiring Frommers Travel Brand: Zagat Integration, Google+ Improvements To Follow
Google is in the process of acquiring the Frommer's travel brand from the publishing company John Wiley & Sons, Inc., in what is a further effort to beef up its Google+ business information l...
07:40 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Author Fights For His Book On The Internet After Slacking Student Pleads For A Quick Summary
You never know who'll you'll meet on the internet. Maybe it's the Craigslist killer, or maybe it's the author of a book you need to read for your summer school assignment. For Yahoo! user Idiot Ameri...
07:19 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint To Launch The $199, Keyboard-Toting Motorola Photon Q On August 19
You know what Sprint's LTE handset line-up has been missing (aside from more network coverage outside of Texas)? Some variety! Nearly all of Sprint's LTE devices are monolithic, all-touch slabs of pla...
07:15 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Cory Booker Coming To Disrupt SF, 50 Alpha Invites Available For #waywire
We are thrilled to announce that Newark Mayor and part-time superhero Cory Booker will be speaking at our annual conference, Disrupt San Francisco, September 10-12. In anticipation for his talk, he's ...
06:59 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch iPhones Are On Sale Everywhere, But Its A Horrible Time To Buy
The iPhone is on sale at multiple retailers. Sprint cut $50 off the price of the 4S while the Verizon and AT&T models are $20 through Target. The aging iPhone 4 is only $50 from Best Buy. Best of ...
06:54 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Instant Messaging Service Imo.im Gets Even More Chatty With New iOS Voice Call Feature
Cross-platform messaging service Imo.im has been keeping quiet lately, but the company piped up earlier this morning to reveal that its iOS app has just gotten a substantial update. When pecking out m...
06:27 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch AppFlow Offers A Beautiful New Take On Mobile App Discovery
AppFlow, a beautifully designed app that helps users discover new apps and games for their mobile phone, is making the big leap from Windows Phone to iOS today. Yes, there are a lot of these types of ...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Ads Everywhere! Tremor Video Runs Four-Screen Ad Campaign For GoPro
Very few advertisers are able to take advantage of the ability to reach viewers on multiple screens. In the days leading up to and during ESPN's X Games in Los Angeles, Tremor Video showed how it was ...
05:31 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The Double, A YC-Backed Teleconferencing Robot With An iPad For A Face
Teleconferencing has changed the way business is conducted. Small companies can hire talent in another city, large corporations can save money by having international meetings in a conference room, an...
05:23 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch The Power Of HTML5Javascript: A GameBoy Color Emulator In Your Browser
It's early on Monday so you'll excuse me for getting excited about an HTML5/Javascript-based GameBoy Color emulator that runs entirely within the browser without plugins. While this sort of thing isn'...
05:16 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Reading Is Alive And Well At Social Reading Site Goodreads, Which Just Hit 10M Members
Goodreads,the site that lets you share the books you've read, are reading, and want to read, says it has just hit the 10 million member mark.That means the company has doubled its registered user base...
04:28 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Deutsche Telekom Ups Its Game As New Global Publisher For Browser-Based Asterix Game
Earlier this year, Deutsche Telekom took a step into mobile gaming with a 2 million investment in Flaregames. Today, it's expanding its in-house online gaming business. The carrier, which owns mobile ...
04:19 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Mettl Raises $4 Million Series A Funding For Skills Assessment Platform
So-called talent measurement and management platforms have been around for a while, but they have been making an inexorable move to cloud-based services over the last few years. The Corporate Executiv...
03:58 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Monetization Baby: SoundCloud Planning To Let Users Sell Tracks? Adyen Chosen To Power Payments
Adyen, the Dutch Internet and mobile payment startup, is trumpeting a big client win today: Its single-click payment solution has been selected by social sound platform SoundCloud. But that in itself ...
03:58 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Monetization Baby: SoundCloud Planning To Let Users Sell Tracks? Adyen Chosen To Power Payments (Updated)
Adyen, the Dutch Internet and mobile payment startup, is trumpeting a big client win today: Its single-click payment solution has been selected by social sound platform SoundCloud. But that in itself ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch 500 Startups Alum MoPix Launches To Help Indie Filmmakers Distribute Movies Direct To Consumers
Being an independent filmmaker is a tough business. Hundreds of indie movies are made each year, but only a few will find distribution. While the Internet is providing a bigger opportunity for filmmak...
02:22 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Goodbye Moto: Google Will Send Out 4,000 Motorola Pink Slips Starting Today, Taking A Charge At Least $275M [Updated]
With Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility closing in May, Google is now moving ahead on getting its new property in order. The New York Times is reporting that Google is preparing l...
02:22 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Goodbye Moto: Google Will Send Out 4,000 Motorola Pink Slips Starting Today, Part Of Bigger Overhaul
With Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility closing in May, Google is now moving ahead on getting its new property in order. The New York Times is reporting that Google is preparing l...
12:36 pm GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch An Exit In The Cloud: Colt Buys ThinkGrid To Beef Up Its Small Enterprise Cloud Services Business
Some consolidation up in the clouds: Colt Technology Services has bought ThinkGrid, an enterprise cloud startup that has created a platform for channel partners and small and medium businesses for the...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Tech M&A Volume Slows In Q2 As Big Deals Take Center Stage
When it comes to mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry, deal quantity has given way to quality -- or, at least, to deal size.According to Pricewaterhouse Coopers' latest US technology M&...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Answer Underground Aims To Be A Mobile-Focused Quora For Education, Hits The iPad This Week
There are some 3.7 billion web searches every month for education-related topics. However, ask a student how easy it is to find answers to their burning academic questions, and they'll probably just r...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch Why The Search For The Mystical Data Scientist Should Not Be A Feat Of Magic
The data scientist is a mystical spirit. A wizard, whose skills are fired in the deep unknown of a developer's lair. Their secrets are worth the gold of a million empires.They possess the keys to eter...
12:31 am GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch How Google+ Punkd The Oatmeal
Since The Oatmeal draws comics like 5 Ways To Fight A Crack Whore, the kids down in Mountain View figured they could play a joke on him.This summer the artist wrote that Google+comment threads so...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed HiMom Helps Your Parents Keep Up With Your Life, One Postcard At A Time
Social media sites like Facebook have become a central part of the lives of many families, letting them keep tabs on each other's lives through pictures. But they're not for everyone. My mom and dad, ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Google Could Face UK Tax Inquiry After Just Paying 1.5% Last Year
Google has about 1,200 employees in England and made 395 million in revenue there last year (that's just under $620 million). It did, however, only pay 6 million in taxes in England last year. Unsurpr...
10:23 pm GMT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Techcrunch App.net Reaches Its $500k Funding Goal With 38 Hours To Spare
App.net, Dalton Caldwell's audacious Twitter clone, just reached its $500,000 funding goal on Kickstarter with almost two days to spare. Just a few days ago, it looked unlikely thatCaldwell's user and...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Techcrunch VP Pick, Paul Ryan, Has (Mostly) Been A Friend To Technology
I'm going to get a lot of hate mail for this article, but it's a fact that Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential pick, Paul Ryan, has mostly been a friend to Silicon Valley and the technology industry. Ryan...
09:38 pm GMT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Techcrunch Barnes And Noble Cuts Nook Tablet Prices As New Kindle Rumors Surface
Well, Barnes and Noble seems to be in a giving mood today. The company revealed earlier this morning that eager customers can nab themselves a 16GB Nook Tablet for $199 -- $50 off its original price. ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Remote Wipe
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor took to the airwaves with a mid-summer tour of Twitter's third party clampdown, whether Minecraft is the future of softwa...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Techcrunch Iterations: A New Era in Transportation Systems
There was a time in the United States when federal and local governments could initiate and orchestrate big, sweeping infrastructure projects. One of the most notable was theestablishmentof the inters...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Techcrunch Now In 20 Cities, Startup Grind Aims To Inspire The Next Generation Of Global Entrepreneurs
"Silicon Valley doesn't have a monopoly on brilliant entrepreneurs and founders," Derek Andersen tells me over coffee, "so we want to find them wherever they live, give them a stage and an opportunity...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Techcrunch Outside Lands Wins The Internet And Mobile, Too
There are a few different music festivals in San Francisco and nearby -- like the annual (FREE) Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival and Treasure Island. But my favorite has to be Outside Lands, which j...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Techcrunch Visual Marketing Is Here 5 Ways You Can Use It To Sell Your Ideas
Editor's note:IrisShooris co-founder and VP Product Marketing atTakipi, aservice formanaging software downtime in the cloud. Before that,Iriswas co-founder and VP Product at VisualTao, a B2B web and m...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Techcrunch How Something Youve Never Heard Of Is Changing Your World
Editor's Notes: John C. Zolper, Ph.D. is the Vice President of Research and Development at Raytheon, an American corporation with core manufacturing concentrations in weapons and military and commerci...
09:00 am GMT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Techcrunch Dispelling The Eureka Myth: Big Ideas Take Time And Space
Editors Note: Peter Arvai, CEO of Prezi, is passionate about helping people create and communicate big ideas. Peter is a serial entrepreneur, prior to joining Prezi, he established healthcare startup ...
06:00 am GMT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook: A Fate More Similar To Yahoo Or Google?
Editors note: Guest author David Cho is CEO and co-founder of Sidebark, the private photo and video sharing service. Prior to founding Sidebark, he was a leader in Bain & Companys digital media pr...
05:16 am GMT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Groups Let You See Exactly Who Has Viewed Your Photos, Too
In July, Facebook rolled out a new "seen by" feature for groups, which let people know who has seen a post or announcement in that group, and when. And, although Facebook didn't make much of a song an...
02:30 am GMT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Is The Ant; Zynga Is The Grasshopper
Editor's note:Adam Rifkin is co-founder and CEO of PandaWhale, an online network of interesting things and people. He has never owned Facebook or Zynga shares. . You can follow him @ifindkarma.Faceboo...
12:33 am GMT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Makers: Inside The Thermovape Factory
It's not often you get to interview a nuclear engineer and a physician who run a tiny vaporizer factory out of an oversized garage outside of San Francisco so today is your lucky day. Two weeks ago we...
11:11 pm GMT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Techcrunch In Bittersweet Deal, Digital Ad Company AppNexus Acqui-Hires Fantuition
Just as the tech press was busy talking about the first academic paper on acqui-hires, another acqui-hire deal closed, with online ad company AppNexus acquiring fantasy sports startup Fantuition.Co-fo...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Techcrunch Is Modern Portfolio Theory Dead? Come On.
Editor's note: Paul Pfleiderer is the C.O.G. Miller Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and co-founder of Quantal International.A few weeks ago, TechCrunch p...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Techcrunch Dejamor Keeps Your Sex Life Sexy Every Month
Keeping things spicy in the bedroom can be tricky. Maybe you exhausted all your tricks early on in the game, or perhaps the sheer exhaustion that comes with balancing kids, a home and your work has ta...
08:26 pm GMT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Techcrunch Stacked Ranking
The undercurrent of the Vanity Fair analysis is that the toxic anti-innovation culture of the company trumps even Bill Gates' unlikely return to the throne. Unlike a salesforce.com where each passing ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Techcrunch Its A Dark Time To Be A Consumer In The Cloud
Ecco Pro, a much beloved outliner and personal information management application for Windows was discontinued about 15 years ago. But you can still download it and run it on Windows 7 today thanks to...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Techcrunch Web 3.0: The Mobile Era
Editor's note: Jay Jamison is a Partner at BlueRun Ventures where he focuses on early stagemobileand consumer opportunities. You can read more of his analysis on startups and Silicon Valley at his blo...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Techcrunch In Defense Of The High-Frequency Hackers
It's a potential "doomsday machine." It's "quite literally out of control." Hedge fund managers and Nobel winners say it should be banned. Others insist it should at least be regulated. Its practition...
09:00 am GMT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Techcrunch Business Lessons From Olympic Innovators
Editor's note:John Greathouse is a general partner atRincon Venture Partnersand has held a number of senior executive positions with successful startups during the past fifteen years, including Comput...
05:30 am GMT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Techcrunch As Marissa Mayer Annoys Investors By Keeping $4.2B In Dividends, YHOO Is Down 5.4%
Less than a month after taking over Yahoo, Marissa Mayer is already sending strong signals of leadership to investors. Yet, the announcement of a new financial strategy led to a 5.37 percent downturn ...
04:33 am GMT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Techcrunch Inside Sales Raises $4 Million For Big Data Analytics Sales Force Automation Technology
Inside Sales has raised $4 million from Hummer Winblad in a Series A Round that the company will use to grow its big data analytics sales force automation (SFO) technology. Joining in the round were J...
04:33 am GMT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Techcrunch InsideSales.com Raises $4 Million For Big Data Analytics Sales Force Automation Technology
InsideSales.comhas raised $4 million from Hummer Winblad in a Series A Round that the company will use to grow its big data analytics sales force automation (SFO) technology. Joining in the round were...
03:07 am GMT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Techcrunch DMD Panorama Opens API To Power Panoramic Photos In Any App
It's a strange thing to hear from the co-founder and CEO of a photo startup, but DMD Panorama's Elie-Gregoire Khoury tells me that panoramic photos will become "a commodity at the end of the day." Tha...
03:01 am GMT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Techcrunch The Friday WTF Awards Oracle Not The Only One Who Deserves Calling Out
I need to lighten things up a bit with all this Oracle brouhaha.Oracle acquired Xsigo recently. I wrote about the acquisition and how Oracle will lose as IT gets virtualized. Oracle's Bob Evans came b...
02:46 am GMT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Techcrunch BranchOut CEO Rick Marini On Building A Company Atop Facebooks Shifting Sands [TCTV]
BranchOut is known as one of the bigger success stories for startups building on top of Facebook. The company, which makes a professional social network that runs on Facebook, has raised nearly $50 mi...
02:14 am GMT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Techcrunch Twilio Says It Is The Fastest Growing Short Code Provider In The U.S.
A little over a year ago, cloud communications company Twilio launched Short Codes, dedicated 5 or 6 digit numbers for sending and receiving text messages at volume. Since then, Twilio has become the ...
12:37 am GMT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Techcrunch RIM: Layoffs Are Ongoing, Will Not Affect BB10
RIM is about to layoff more employees in an ongoing effort to cut $1 billion by 2013. According to one report, as many as 3,000 RIM staffers could get the boot as soon as next week. However, RIM has n...
12:16 am GMT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Techcrunch The Leaks Keep Coming: New Images Reportedly Show New iPhones Tiny Dock Connector
If rumors hold true, Apple should be gearing up to unveil its latest iGadgets in just a few weeks, and it's no surprise that all sorts of questionable leaks are now worming their way into daylight. Th...
12:07 am GMT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 08.10.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm Pacific. ...
11:11 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Fashion-Focused Startup Polyvore, 17M Monthly Uniques Strong, Opens Up NYC Office
It's starting to seem like everyone who got their start in Silicon Valley is putting down an anchor in New York City. Earlier this year Facebook set up an engineering office in Manhattan, then this we...
10:56 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Phosphor Watch And A Free Ticket To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt
Disrupt SF is right around the corner and is shaping up to be one of the biggest events of the year. We have already announced many speakers which include our very own TechCrunch founder Michael Arrin...
10:50 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Nexus 7 Supply Issues Stall Growth
Google may be taking the ill-conceived Nexus Q back to the drawing board, but the Nexus 7 tablet has been quite a hit since it went on sale a few weeks ago. Since then, though, Google has faced a numb...
10:41 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Google Updates Its Search Algorithm: Will Start Punishing Sites With Too Many DMCA Takedown Notices
Google just announced that, starting next week,its search algorithm will start taking a new signal into account: the number of valid copyright removal notices it receives for a given site. According t...
10:10 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Harvard Researchers Find A Creative Way To Make Incentives Work
Incentives are all the rage: employee bonus pay, app badges, student grades, and even lunch with President Obama. Despite their widespread use, most research finds that incentives are terrible at impr...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch A Look Inside Airbnbs Record Night: 60,000 Guests, 174 Countries, 30 Languages, And 8 Private Islands
Airbnb, the online marketplace for listing and booking short-term housing accommodations, has been on a roll lately: In June it hit 10 million nights booked, boasting hockey stick-like growth along th...
09:49 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Senzari Takes On Pandora With Personalized Radio That Lets You Customize By Popularity, Similarity, Discovery & Tempo
Senzari, the Pandora competitor backed by $1 million in funding from 500 Startups and others, has just debuted a brand-new recommendation engine called AMP3, which steps up the competition quite a bit...
09:38 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Facedeals: Check-In On Facebook With Facial Recognition. Creepy or Awesome?
Now you can check-in to a location on Facebook through facial recognition scanning. The Redpepper ad agency claims to be beta testing a camera on the outside of a "Nashville business" that automatical...
09:28 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Another Big Social Marketing Exit: Gannett Will Buy BLiNQ Media For Up To $92M
On the heels of Google buying Wildfireand Salesforce nabbing Buddy Media, we have heard from two very reliable sources, plus a third anonymous source, that Gannett Co., the media giant that owns USA T...
09:21 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook And FTC Settle Privacy Charges No Fine, But 20 Years Of Privacy Audits
Facebook and the FTC today finalized their earlier announced settlement over charges that Facebook had "deceived" its customers by "telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, ...
09:15 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Scoutzie Is A More Curated, Thoughtful Marketplace For Designers
Backed by Y Combinator, 500 Startups and SV Angel, Scoutzie launches today to give people looking for great mobile designers an online place to find the best of the best.Because good design comes thro...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Zuberance Turns Your Workforce Into An Army Of Company Advocates
For the past few years, Zuberance has focused on helping companies turn their customers and fans into advocates for their brand and products. (In fact, founder and CEO Rob Fuggetta has written a book ...
08:50 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch RentalEngine Helps You Search For NYC Apartment Listings That Are Actually Accurate
For the past few months I've been on the hunt for a new apartment, and I've learned something very important. A relatively high percentage of the listings searchable on Craigslist, StreetEasy, etc. ar...
08:13 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Back-To-School: How To Become A Google Intern
What does it mean to be bold? To be better than you were the day before? Googles BOLD Internship is an 11-week internship designed to provide exposure into the technology industry for students who are...
07:45 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch This $49 Quadcopter Flips, Dips, And Floats
Why spend a few hundred on a Parrot AR.Drone when you can pop over to Brando and pick up a $49 quadcopter that fits in the palm of your hand and does flips. The Quadcopter uses "New Design Technology"...
07:42 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch SortBox Replaces Email As A New Way To Review Job Applicants
With a down economy, and an overwhelming number of job applicants to any open position (well, maybe not in tech startups, but everywhere else), there's a real need for tools that help businesses bette...
06:21 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch As The Trial Rages On, Court Filing Sheds New Light On Apple And Samsung Device Sales
There's been no shortage of tantalizing details coming out of Apple and Samsung's big legal spat in San Jose, and that trend shows no sign of slowing down.Case in point: Samsung's legal team filed a d...
06:03 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch iPhones Now Top 5% Of Total E-Commerce Website Traffic
It's interesting to watch the impact that the mobile device explosion has on various industry verticals, and especially so in e-commerce - a market that has yet to take full advantage of the platform ...
05:45 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Reaffirms Android 4.0 Updates Are Coming This Month
HTC smartphone owners, take note. Your Ice Cream Sandwich update is coming this month says HTC on its Facebook page. The company previously released a laundry list detailing the ICS roll-out schedule ...
05:29 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch iPhone 5 Battery Images Leak: Only Slighter Larger Than iPhone 4S Battery, Despite Expected LTE
In the blogosphere's continuing quest to assemble a virtual iPhone 5 before Apple unveils a real one in September, 9to5Mac has published images of what appears to be the next iPhone's battery. Juicy s...
05:12 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch This Apple Commercial Was Too Self-Congratulatory To Run
It's not quite fair that this commercial featuring Apple greats Burrell Smith, Andy Hertzfeld, George Crow, Bill Atkinson, and Mike Murray never aired, but it's easy to see why. In it you meet some of...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch MeeGenius Raises $2.4 Million To Bring Childrens Books To The iPad, Android Tablets, And Other Devices
Kids learning startup MeeGenius launched in 2010, with the idea of helping children learn by introducing highly curated apps full of licensed and original e-books. The app is available on the iPhone, ...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Python For Microsoft Excel Company IronSpread Comes Out of Beta, Changes Name To DataNitro
Y Combinator Winter 2012 graduate Data Nitro (formerly known as IronSpread) has a simple proposition: it enables you to to use the popular programming language Python in Microsoft Excel. The plugin is...
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Craigslist Improves Its Image(s): Inline Photos Appearing Alongside Listings
Craigslist has been making a lot of moves to ensure that third party developers get off its lawn, but the listings giant is also, it seems, trying to make that lawn a little more attractive for reside...
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Craigslist Tries To Improve Its Image(s): Inline Photos Appearing Alongside Listings
Craigslist has been making a lot of moves to ensure that third party developers get off its lawn, but the listings giant is also, it seems, trying to make that lawn a little more attractive for reside...
08:34 am GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Principal Mozilla Engineer Mike Hanson Departs, Joins Greylock As EIR
Greylock Partners announced tonight that it has added a new member to its team, with Mike Hanson joining the firm this week as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Hanson joins Greylock from Mozilla, where h...
07:19 am GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch GoalHawk Helps You Get Fit And Learn To Code, With A Little Help From Your Friends
If you're having trouble achieving your goals, what you need might be a little social pressure. That's the idea behind GoalHawk, a new startup in the current Teens in Tech incubator.Right now, GoalHaw...
07:00 am GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch The Kicking Of RIMs Tires Continues, As IBM Reportedly Considers Its Enterprise Unit
The fear and loathing of RIM has been well-documented by this point. At the end of June, the company released its Q1 2013 earnings, which were more than a little disappointing, with RIM reporting its ...
05:53 am GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Noodle Labs Launches Everyday.me, An Evernote For Your Life
Noodle Labs, the mobile development startup that's part of Y Combinator's summer batch, launches today with its newest product: An iPhone and web app called Everyday.me. Co-founders Yu-Kuan Lin (a for...
05:05 am GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch One Horrifying Account Of Working At Zynga
Divorce, alcoholism, and near worthless stock are the rewards for 12 hour days prepping for a game launch at Zynga, according to one anonymous Quora user who worked there after their company was bough...
04:50 am GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Japans DeNA Appears Unfazed By Gaming Mechanics Ban As Profit Is Up 20%
At least for the time being, Japan's multibillion dollar gaming giant DeNA appears to be unaffected by the government's recent inquiry into 'gacha' gaming mechanics. Profits were up 20 percent year-ov...
04:26 am GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch EVE Online Maker CCP Games Raises $20M
CCP Games, the Iceland-headquartered company behind the massively multiplayer online roleplaying game EVE Online, says it has raised $20 million in new funding.The funding comes in the form of convert...
04:17 am GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Open? Yeah, Sure. Sorry Oracle, Youre Still Full Of It
Bob Evans has a colorful past. He works at Oracle these days as what I would call a king's blogger except that he isn't doing very well even with the apparent influence of the king himself.Bob used to...
03:10 am GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Online Education Degrees Now Dwarf Traditional Universities
Education degrees earned at online universities now dwarf those of traditional universities. USA Today analyzed recent Department of Education data and found that online education behemoth, the Univer...
03:01 am GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Accelerator TechStars Showcases Eleven New Startups At Boulder Demo Day
Today, seed fund and accelerator TechStars hosted its "Demo Day" in Boulder, where it showcased its 11 newest startups. With an average funding of $1.28 million raised per TechStars-backed company so ...
03:01 am GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Accelerator TechStars Showcases 11 New Startups At Boulder Demo Day
Today, seed fund and accelerator TechStars hosted its "Demo Day" in Boulder, where it showcased its 11 newest startups. With an average funding of $1.28 million raised per TechStars-backed company so ...
02:39 am GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinators Vastrm Promises The Perfect Fitting Polo
You know that frustrating feeling when you order clothes online and they fit really poorly, like the target demographic is some weird mix of Kim Kardashian and Yao Ming?Vastrm, a Y Combinator summer 2...
02:27 am GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Rumor: Microsofts Metro Design Language May Be Renamed Windows 8
Metro is so last week. Microsoft has reportedly ditched the hip moniker for its design language for something a bit more pedestrian: Windows 8.Previously, the name Metro was part of the design mantra ...
02:02 am GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon Judges Announced
Howdy all. We're a month away from the fourth annual TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon.To meet the demand, we're releasing more tickets to the public. If you haven't already gotten your ticket, go get o...
02:01 am GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Back To School: 5 Apps That Will Make You Fall (Even More) In Love With Your Phone
You're heading off to college. You have no idea that the next four years of fun will fly by, likely leaving you jobless and in debt. You're unconcerned with nonsense like that — you're ready to ...
01:22 am GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts New Bing Fund Announces Its First Two Companies
Just about a month ago, Microsoft officially announced its Bing Fund angel fund and incubator program. Today, Bing Fund announced that it has enrolled its first two companies: app development service ...
01:05 am GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Chinese Manufacturers, Carriers And Developers Form An Alliance To Block Apples Siri In China
Chinese companies don't view Siri in a favorable light, hence the creation of the Speech Industry Alliance of China (SIAC). They are willing to offer an alternative that is supposed to work better wit...
12:57 am GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Techcrunch Felix Baumgartners Free-fall From 120,000 Feet Pushed Back To October
Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos team will have to wait a little longer to leap from the edge of space. After a successful second test jump from over 96,000 feet last month, Red Bull announc...
11:56 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Snailmail Photos To Friends With Facebooks New Postcards Feature
In what could blossom into an ecommerce opportunity, Facebook is testing a new "Mail A Postcard" feature that lets you choose one of your photos, enter a friend's home address, and Facebook will send ...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Naval Ravikant Offers a Glimpse into AngelLists Roadmap
"In the Studio" rolls into the dog days of summer by welcoming a guest who, originally trained in computer science, went on to found a large consumer website, worked in venture capital on Sand Hill Ro...
10:54 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch EXCLUSIVE: Area Woman Reads Newspaper
While we usually bring you photos of the iPhone 5or Google Glass spotted in the wild, Ive seen something much more rare.This morning, I saw a woman reading words on printed paper.This is the most disr...
10:13 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch The Hovis Eco Is A Robot That Can Dance, Do Martial Arts
It's a little known fact that Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics is missing a law: The robot shall be able to do Tai Chi. Thankfully, there's the Hovis Eco, a tiny, plastic-clad humanoid robot by D...
09:43 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Courts Small Business Dollars With Easy Social Ad Campaign Creation
Facebook says it's testing a redesign of its ad creator tool that will give more guidance to advertisers as they create their campaigns specifically by helping them find the right mix of Facebook ads...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Google Translate For Android Gets Pumped Up With Picture Translations
As is their wont, the folks at Google pushed out a nifty new update for its Translate for Android app earlier today, and it packs a handful of new goodies for the lexically inquisitive to play with.Th...
09:23 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch 10 Million Views, Political Prostitution Video Shows Content Pirates Arent Terrorists
A professionally produced anti-entertainment lobby video has already garnered 10 million views for illustrating why movie pirates shouldn't be treated like terrorists. Political Prostitution, a new we...
09:17 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Google Settles With FTC, Agrees To Pay $22.5M Penalty For Bypassing Safari Privacy Settings
Google today agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charge that it bypassed Safari's privacy settings to serve targeted ads to consumers. Google placed these cookies on...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Using The iPhones Front-Facing Camera, Cardiio Measures Your Heartrate
It's still relatively early in mobile health, although there are glucose monitors that can be tacked onto iPhones, heart rate and sleep monitoring apps and of course, plenty of exercise and diet-track...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Skyscrpr Makes Direct Ad Sales Easier For Bloggers
Selling ads online isn't easy and unless you have a site with a large audience, chances are you the major advertising networks aren't interested in working with you. Direct ad sales are often an attra...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch MacKenzie & Marr Bring Guitar-making Into The 21st Century
Guitar-making is a noble and beautiful art and it's high time luthiers started thinking about the web. MacKenzie & Marr is a tiny company in Quebec that designs and hand makes relatively inexpensi...
08:02 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch 4moms Raises $20 Million For Its Gadgetized Baby Gear
4moms, the small Pittsburgh-based company that's re-imagining the baby products industry by incorporating robotics, electronics, and innovative engineering into things like strollers, infant seats and...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Zachary Bogue And Matt Ocko Launch Data Collective, An Early Stage Fund For Big Data Startups
Founders Den co-founder and angel investor Zachary Bogue has joined forces with seasoned big data VC Matt Ocko, Metamarkets founder Michael Driscoll and Prismatic CEO Bradford Crossto launch Data Coll...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Following App.nets Reboot, Smore Introduces App Flyers For DIY Mobile App Marketing
Smore, a startup which lets anyone quickly build attractive, single-page websites which it calls flyers, is rolling out a new version of its service today to specifically targets mobile app developers...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Wantworthy Is Wanted: The Instapaper For Shopping Raises $1 Million From RRE, Google Ventures And Others
Wantworthy, a 2011 TechStars NYC grad offering an online shopping tool for tracking everything you want to buy in one place, has just raised a $1 million in seed funding. RRE Venturesled the round, an...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed ReelSurfer Launches To Let You Clip And Share Video From Any Website
Many businesses begin with a simple, and then nagging, frustration. For Christian Yang and Neil Joglekar, it began with Entourage. Well, after Entourage. In college, as big fans of the show, they foun...
07:41 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Aereos Chet Kanojia Urges Entrepreneurs To Go For The Difficult Problems [TCTV]
In the latest installment of Chris Dixon'sFounder Stories, the Hunch co-foundersits down with Chet Kanojia, the founder and CEO of the controversial startup,Aereo.In attempting to bring together over-...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch With More Than A Million Answers Posted, Video Q&A Site VYou Redesigns To Focus On Discovery
VYou launched a year and a half ago to let users ask each other questions, with answers posted by video. Since then, it's and rolled out an iPhone app for answering questions on the go and attracted a...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Winston Is Siris Older, More Distinguished Colleague Who Tells You The News And Weather
Two lads working with DreamIt Ventures, Aaron Ting and Jarod Stewart, have built something called Winston. Winston is a conversational assistant that deals in information. He will wake you up with a m...
06:32 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Japanese 3D-Printing Company Creates Models Of Your Live Fetus
If ultrasonic baby pictures aren't enough, how about a resin-cast 3D model of your live fetus floating in clear lucite? An Ebisu health clinic, Hiro-o Ladies, is working with a 3D printer called Fasot...
06:23 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Fanboys, Grab Your Credit Cards: Original Factory-Sealed iPhone Goes Up On eBay For $10,000
Apparently $10,000 is the going rate for a mint condition first-gen iPhone. At least, that's according to two sellers on eBay, who have recently listed the historic device on the bidding site. I would...
06:19 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch The 32GB 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook Is Now Available From Candian Carriers For $550
RIM announced the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook earlier this month and it's finally available from several Canadian carriers. The LTE tablet is slightly upgraded from its WiFi-only counterpart with a 1.5...
06:19 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch The 32GB 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook Is Now Available From Canadian Carriers For $550
RIM announced the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook earlier this month and it's finally available from several Canadian carriers. The LTE tablet is slightly upgraded from its WiFi-only counterpart with a 1.5...
06:14 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Another Day, Another Samsung Denial Of RIM Acquisition And Licensing Rumors
Sorry RIM, it looks like yesterday's stock bump may be all you get out of these acquisition rumors. After a note from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek recently pointed to the possibility of Samsung eithe...
06:03 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Deals For Moms: Plum District Debuts iPhone App, Local Loyalty Program To Follow
Plum District, the mom-focused deals site backed by $30 million in funding fromGeneral Catalyst, KPCB and Comcast Ventures, is now available as a mobile app. The company is today launching itsiPhone a...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Video Discovery Startup Fanhattan Adds Amazon Prime Videos To Its iPad App
Just a week or so ago, video discovery startup Fanhattan rolled out a new version of its app that includes the ability to add a personalized watchlist, as well as a whole bunch of new content partners...
05:55 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Stamped Founder Robby Stein On Launching Version 2.0 And Roping Celebrity Investors
Stamped has been a busy little startup. The company just launched version 2.0 of the app, letting people take action on the things their friends have suggested through a stamp of approval. This is tha...
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Offbeatr Is A Kickstarter For Your Fantasies
Whether you're into nude Canadian elk-dancing or Honda tailpipe sniffing, our sexual peccadilloes are all unique. That's why there's Offbeatr [NSFW. Seriously. Chill]. Described as a "kickstarter for ...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Confirms Cloud Player, Its Would-Be iTunes Killer, Now Works On Sonos, More Devices Coming Later This Year
At the end of July, Amazon updated its Cloud Player to be in fighting form as an iTunes killer, with a load of new audio features like Scan and Match technology and licensing deals with a number of la...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Pulse Comes To The Web (With A Little Help From Microsoft)
Pulse, the popular news-reading app for iOS and Android, is finally available on the web. The service, which launched two years ago and now has over 15 million users, was completely focused mobile pla...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Discovery App Trover Gets Lists And Smarter Search, Engagement Up 300% Since Last Year
Mobile discovery app Trover has always been a bit under the radar, despite having a very compelling product and high-profile investors like General Catalyst Partners, Ignition Partners and Benchmark C...
04:06 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Akamai: Global Average Broadband Speeds Up By 25%, U.S. Up 29% To 6.7 Mbps
Globally, the speed for broadband connections is steadily on the rise: according to Akamai's Q1 2012State of the Internet report, it's now at 2.6Mbps, compared to 2.3Mbps in the last quarter, and a ri...
03:07 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud-based Password Manager my1login Wants To Gamify More Secure Passwords
Legendary phone phreaker (and friend of Woz), Captain Crunch, once told me that you can't have convenience and security. The more convenient something is, the less secure it tends to be. And it's cert...
02:18 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Keen Nabs $925K From 500 Startups To Bring eCommerce Sexy To An Unsexy Print Industry
Yesterday, we covered the series A raise and launch of Printi, a Brazilian startup that's trying to bring some sexy technology to an unsexy market: Printing. In what has to be the most coverage the pr...
02:13 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Gartner: HP Keeps Its PC Lead As European Market Drops 2.4%, Apple Cracks Top 5 In UK
Tablets and smartphones may be gradually ushering us into a post-PC world, but for now the bigger machines continue to dominate the market. Figures out today from Gartner, focusing on PCs in Europe, n...
11:46 am GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch The Nokia Asset Offload Continues: Qt Assets Go To Digia For Fraction Of $150M Nokia Paid For It
More downsizing and rationalizing from troubled handset maker Nokia. Today, Finnish software company Digia, which bought the Qt commercial licensing operation a year ago, announced that it would buy t...
10:17 am GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Competition Weighs On T-Mobile USA: Q2 Sales Down To $4.9B, Customer Figures Continue To Present Challenge
With parent company Deutsche Telekom posting its quarterly earnings today, T-Mobile USA has reported its Q2 operating results. Despite moves it is making to ramp up its network and handset lineup to c...
10:06 am GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch SevOne P2P Sharing and Big Data Clusters For Monitoring On A Massive Scale
I come across these companies that you might not think are super fascinating. But it is often through these technical providers that you get a sense for the bigger market, how business models are chan...
09:06 am GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Former Oracle, SAP Execs Land $5.5M For DIY App Development Platform AnyPresence
With the consumerization of enterprise and BYOD in full swing, big companies are being pressed into finding better ways to give their customers (and their employees) access to a robust yet user-friend...
04:45 am GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Finally Ditches Invitations, Now Lets Anyone Sign Up
Calling all chefs, wedding planners, stylists, and crafty-types: Pinterest has just opened registration to the public after two years of requiring an invite to join.Anyone can now sign up with Twitter...
04:04 am GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Use It Better Helps Developers Understand How Their Games Are Being Played
There are a bunch of companies promising to help businesses get a better understanding of user activity by recording visitor sessions (most recently we've covered serviceslike userVOD and Delight.io, ...
03:37 am GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Sikh Entrepreneurs Raise Over $100,000 In 48 Hours For Wisconsin Shooting Victims
As you surely know by now, a gunman entered a Sikh temple Sunday morning in Wisconsin and opened fire, killing six people and wounding three others, including a police officer.Later Sunday afternoon, ...
02:47 am GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Backed By $900K From Keith Rabois And Angels, Breakthrough Is Your New Online Shrink
Today, one in four Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental illness, yet only one-third of those with symptoms are treated. Among the reasons why: The poor distribution of mental health professional...
01:31 am GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed TapIn.tv Launches To Bring Instantaneous Live Video Streaming To The iPhone
Mobile video streaming is nothing really new -- not even live mobile video streaming. As soon as the iPhone had a camera, there were apps out there that were hacking it to let users stream from their ...
01:26 am GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch ZabKab Lets You Hail A NYC Yellow Cab With Your Phone
Services like Uber, Taxi Magic, Cabulous, and SideCar are completely disrupting the way we get around our cities. But almost all of them use private services, excluding the city's public transportatio...
01:09 am GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Following Reorg That Stripped Him Of Responsibility, COO John Schappert Leaves Zynga
Zynga just announced that chief operating officer John Schappert is leaving the social gaming giant and its board of directors."We can confirm that John Schappert has left Zynga and its Board of Direc...
01:02 am GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch Chrome For Windows Gets A Stronger Flash Sandbox, Promises 20% Fewer Flash Crashes
Flash doesn't get a lot of love these days, but it's still ubiquitous on the web. To make displaying Flash content safer for its users, Google just announced that it is now putting the Flash Player pl...
12:29 am GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch With Installs Up 400%, Stitcher Sounds Like It Could Be The Pandora Of Talk Radio
With around of 650,000 users, installs up 400% this year, a podcast recommendation engine, and today adding Facebook auto-sharing to its Android app, Stitcher has made a lot of progess towards owning ...
12:29 am GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch With Installs Up 400%, Stitcher Sounds Like The Pandora Of Talk Radio
With around of 650,000 users, installs up 400% this year, a podcast recommendation engine, and today adding Facebook auto-sharing to its Android app, Stitcher has made a lot of progress towards owning...
12:18 am GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Techcrunch News Corp. Q4 Sales Of $8.4B Miss Estimates, Takes $2.8B Charge On Publishing Business
News Corporation has just reported its quarterly earnings. For Q4 it had revenues of $8.4 billion with earnings per share of $0.32, both down compared to the year before (Q4 2011 the company reported ...
11:45 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch The Top 5 iPhone Cases For The College-Bound
There you are, full of gumption, standing next to a packed car. You're off to college. You're about to set off into the world to, as they say, make something of yourself. Armed with your trusty iPhone...
11:42 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch StoryBundle Pay-What-You-Want Book Sale Launches With Sci-Fi Titles
StoryBundle is just one of a few new "pay-what-you-want" book deals blossoming from the ashes of traditional publishing like ferns after a forest fire. This service, run by former Gizmodo pop star Jas...
11:20 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch The First Truly Social Olympics: Tell Me How You Really Feel
It's a brave new world my friends. There were more tweets sent in a single day during the Olympics last week than there were during the entire 17-day competition in Beijing in 2008. In 2010, during th...
11:11 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Subscription Payments Go Live, But Will Spotify and Netflix Pay The 30% Tax?
If Facebook could collect its 30% tax on what we pay monthly for Spotify, Hulu, or Netflix using the subscription payments system it's rolling out today, it'd have nice new revenue stream to swim in. ...
10:58 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Disrupt Eats San Francisco
Hugh MacLeod is joining us at Disrupt. And to celebrate this reunion, he made a little video about what we doat Disrupt.And if you're still not sure what the hell we do at Disrupt, here's a little des...
10:26 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Squares International Starbucks Expansion Is Up To Jack Dorsey, Says Starbucks CEO
The payments space was even further shaken up last night, with the news that Square will take over all U.S. credit and debit card transactions for Starbucks. And those who use the Pay with Square app ...
10:22 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch MySecretLuxury Is A Concierge Service For Romance, Love, Potentially Sex
Hey, how you doing? You're really pretty in that dress and those shoes. Are those shoes new? No? Could have fooled me. Sit down a minute. I just want to look at you. Did you see that fight outside? To...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Amid Lawsuits From Publishers, Boundless Launches A Free, Open Alternative To Textbooks
Since it first appeared earlier this year, Boston-based educational startup Boundless has been on a mission to ensure that college students have a free alternative to the pricey and bulky world of phy...
09:37 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Dream Team Of Childrens TV Producers Create PlaySquare, Touchable TV For The iPad
What do you get when a team of Emmy winning children's TV producers are introduced to the iPad? You get a company that has a whole new vision for the future of television. That company, PlaySquare, is...
09:27 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Luxury Brands Are Going Where The Rich Kids Are: Instagram
You've seen this Rich Kids Of Instagram website, right? The Tumblr blog that aggregates Instagram photos from the site's most annoyingly wealthy young globe-trotters? It's pretty spot-on, as Instagram...
09:25 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Google Tests Adding Gmail To Your Search Results In Field Trial of 1M Users
Hey, here are some personalized search results that I might actually like.Google has been expanding its Universal Search feature for a while, adding images, news stories, and more to its search result...
09:10 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Google Knowledge Graph Going Global For English Speakers, Will Appear In Auto-Complete Results
Google just announced two updates coming tomorrow to the Knowledge Graph feature that it launched in May.The Knowledge Graph is the summary that now appears to the right of the results for US searcher...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Watch The Needless Raid Of Kim Dotcoms New Zealand Compound
With assault weapons drawn, members of New Zealand's elite anti-terror group rushed from a helicopter and stormed Kim Dotcom's mansion. Another special squad arrived moments later by a helicopter. Pol...
08:40 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Grid Reinvents The Spreadsheet For The Tablet Age
Popular wisdom has it that tablets are great for consuming content but aren't that useful for creating it. Don't tell that to Josh Leong, though. His Y Combinator-backed startup, Grid, is based around...
08:34 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch After 5 Years With Facebook, Ben Blumenfeld Leaves To Beautify The Future At Designer Fund
A designer's eye can change the world, but some don't know howto build a company. So today, veteran Facebook designer Ben Blumenfeld is moving on to co-direct Designer Fund, a community of angels and ...
08:25 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Aereos Chet Kanojia On How His Company Is Putting A Wedge In Video Delivery [TCTV]
Founded byChet Kanojiaand backed by Barry Diller'sIAC,Aereohas been drawing a lot of attention lately. The startup uses mini-antennae to capture video content from ABC, CBS, NBC (and other public broa...
08:19 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch EMarketer: 26% Of U.S. Consumers Access Social Networks On Mobile Today, Facebook 85% Of That
Figures out today from eMarketer estimate that in the U.S., just under 82 million consumers, or 26% of the population,will access social networks from their phones this year, rising to nearly 117 mill...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Music Startup Smule Promises To Get More Social, Starting With Its New Karaoke App Sing
Executives atSmule, the startup that turns mobile devices into musical instruments with apps like Ocarina and Magic Piano, say the company's apps are about to get social in a big way.Sharing has alway...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Endorse Aims To Take The Pain Out Of Couponing By Offering Discounts Through Mobile Apps
The couponing industry is 125 years old, and in that time it hasn't changed that much. Users are forced to go through a laborious process to save just a bit of money on groceries and other products. W...
07:42 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Boutine Lets Women Build Their Own Virtual Boutiques
The startup world can't seem to get enough new fashion-focused companies these days (or rather, lots of startup founders have discovered women are a great target audience in the wake of Pinterest's so...
07:39 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Brings Just For Kids User Interface To The Xbox 360
Watch out, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon! Netflix is making it even easier for kids to bypass channel surfing and search for their favorite shows and characters, with an updated app for the Xbox 360....
07:03 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch A Bunch Of People In A Room Building A Phone: What The iPhone Document Says About Samsung
There's an old saw in consumer electronics that goes something like this: if Palm/Google/Samsung/LG/Huawei/RIM wants to compete with Apple, why don't they hire a bunch of great people, lock them in a ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Influitive Raises Unusual $3.75 Million Seed Round From 11 Investors For Customer Advocate Platform
Influitive has raised $3.75 Million from 11 investors for the company's customer advocate platform that helps companies generate qualified leads and shorten buying processes.Founder Mark Organ said th...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Heres What Happened At Fluent
Fluent is shutting down, or so you may have heard. It's no surprise that a startup has failed - most do. It's no surprise that an ambitious, bite-off-more-than-you-can-chew startup that went so far as...
06:02 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Squares Starbucks Deal Puts It At The Epicenter Of Seismic Change Away From Cash
The $25 million funding and sales deal announced late yesterday between mobile payments startup Square and coffee giant Starbucks is big, but it is only the tip of the iceberg for what the implication...
05:41 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Connectify Dispatch Lets You Combine All Your WiFi Connections Into One Super Connection
Not all WiFi connections are created equal. Some are free; others are relatively expensive. Some are fast, and some are painfully slow. But what if you could combine all of your connections into one s...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Former Google Executive Dave Girouard Launches Crowdfunding Service Upstart, Raises $1.75M
Dave Girouard, the former president of Google Enterprise, has struck out on his own with a new startup called Upstart, which offers crowdfunding and mentorship tools to help college graduates pursue, ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Pivotshare Raises $1 Million To Help Anyone Sell Media Direct To Fans
While the technology to sell content directly to consumers has existed for a while, few seemed to take advantage of it. Then something changed: First there was Louis C.K., selling his one-hour special...
04:58 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Conan OBrien Breaks Down The AppleSamsung Trial [VIDEO]
Apple and Samsung are currently entrenched in courtroom warfare. Apple alleges that Samsung stole some of iOS's key functions. Samsung is saying nuh-huh. Here's a video of a Samsung VP, released by Co...
04:37 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Social Data Platform DataSift Sets Targets On Wall Street; Hires Financial Vets, Opens New York Office
DataSift, the 'social data platform' that provides developers and third parties with the ability to access and interrogateTwitter, Facebook and other real-time social sources, is doubling down on its ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Poshmark Launches Showrooms To Help Users Sift Through Its Growing Fashion Resale Database
Poshmark, the startup that makes an iPhone app for posting, buying, and selling women's apparel and accessories, has rolled out some new features to accommodate its growing user base. The update its l...
03:45 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch BMC Doubles Down On DevOps, Acquires VaraLogix
BMC Software, perhaps best known for its Remedy line of IT management products, announced today that it will acquire VaraLogix, makers of tools that help companies automate software deployments. Terms...
03:36 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Backed By Palantir, Groupon Brazil Co-founders, Printi Wants To Bring A Web-Based Kinkos To Brazil
American investors and VC firms (like Sequoia and Accel) have begun to turn their attention to Latin America, particularly to one of the region's fastest growing economies: Brazil. Thanks to skyrocket...
02:47 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Vital Insights Gets $20M From Bregal Sagemount To Drive Auto Sales SaaS To New Markets
Vital Insights, an enterprise startup focused on providing a cloud-based customer experience management solution to the automotive industry, has announced a $20 million growth round from a single inve...
12:12 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Kiip Takes Its First International Steps, Inks Reward Network Deal With UKs Yo! Sushi
Kiip -- the San Francisco-based mobile marketing startup that has created a "rewards network" in which users see offers for free goods and services instead of mobile ads -- is going international. The...
11:01 am GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Boingo Wireless Buys Ex-Googlers Cloud Nine Media, Digs Further Into Sponsored, Free WiFi And Ads
Boingo Wireless may have made its name with paid WiFi hotspot access, but today it is doubling down on free: the public WiFi operator is buying Cloud Nine Media, a startup co-founded by ex-Googler Seb...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Realtime Gets $100 Million To Build Whole New Era Of The Internet, AKA The Real-Time Web
Realtime, a technology developed by a company which has been around since the Internet's earliest days withthe practically un-Googleable name "Internet Business Technologies," has just received a mass...
08:01 am GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Square Partners With Starbucks, Raises $25M For Series D; Howard Schultz Joins The Board
It might not be the funding announcement we've been hearing rumors about but today Square announced that they've partnered with Starbucks.Square will begin processing all US credit and debit card tran...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch PLUMgrid Raises $10.7 Million With Goal To Become The New Platform For Networking
PLUMgrid has raised $10.7 million in Series A funding from Hummer Winblad and US Venture Partners to build an operating system that serves the network as much as the modern x86 processor is the founda...
05:54 am GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Need A Funny Video For Your Startup? The Experts At Vooza Just Might Be Able To Help
The name "Vooza" has emerged on the tech scene in recent weeks with some pretty entertaining videos that do straight-faced impressions of the worst of today's buzzy startup culture (check out their la...
03:06 am GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook VP Of Engineering Mike Schroepfer On Moving From Coding To Management [TCTV]
As they get older, lots of software engineers dread the seemingly inevitable move from being a programmer to being a manager. After all, if your true passion is writing code, taking on the responsibil...
02:51 am GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch The Real Genius: Apple Ads Are Being Distributed By The Media
During the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, Apple aired three ads for its Genius Bar. Over the ensuing weekend, a number of widely-read blogs posted mostly negative pieces about the ads.Today, Appl...
02:26 am GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch iOS 6 Simulator Test Lends Credence To iPhone 5 Resolution Rumors
Well damn. If there wasn't already enough fuel on the "new iPhone will have a taller screen" fire, 9to5Mac happened to discover something terribly interesting after playing with the iOS 6 simulator.Th...
02:19 am GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Pinterests Growth Slows, But Still On Track To Pass Yahoo Referrals In August
After months of hype, it's been pretty quiet around Pinterest for the last few weeks. According to the latest data we just received from Shareaholic, however, the social photo sharing site is still gr...
01:42 am GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch VMWare Buys Log Insight From Pattern Insight, Moves Further Into Cloud Infrastructure Management
In the space of a little over a month, VMWare is making yet another acquisition to strengthen its position in cloud management: it is buying cloud log analytics platform Log Insight from its current o...
01:33 am GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Judge: Hey Oracle and Google Turn Over The Names Of Your Paid Bloggers
Oh, this is going to get juicy real quick.Judge William Alsup is demanding the names of any writers who have a paid relationship with Oracle or Google.The demand came today in the ongoing lawsuit betw...
01:19 am GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Box CEO And Tech ComedianMagician Aaron Levie Joins Us At Disrupt
Because at this point everybody's doing it, Box CEO Aaron Levie is going to be atDisrupt SF this September. Levie will be joining the other esteemed and as of yet unannounced speakers on our Enterpris...
12:41 am GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Easel, The YC-Backed Web App For Web Design
An in-browser web design app, Easel, has just launched. The WYSIWYG web design tool aims to make web design and development easier for teams who want to quickly get their ideas online without having t...
12:41 am GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Easel, A Web App For Web Design
In-browser web design app, Easel, has just launched. The WYSIWYG web design tool aims to make web design and development easier for teams who want to quickly get their ideas online without having to h...
12:41 am GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Easel, A YC-Backed Web App For Making Web Design Simpler
In-browser web design app, Easel, has just launched. The WYSIWYG web design tool aims to make web design and development easier for teams who want to quickly get their ideas online without having to h...
12:33 am GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Unveils First Non-Social Mobile Ad Unit, Allowing Developers To Buy Clicks To App Stores
Until now, every Facebook mobile ad had to be triggered by you or a friend's activity, but today Facebook begins testing a new non-social ad unitthat lets developersbuy mobile news feed ads that open ...
12:22 am GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Zillow Q2 Earnings Beat Analyst Estimates (Slightly) With $27.8M In Revenue, $1.3M Net Income
Online real estate siteZillow came out slightly ahead of analyst predictions in its second quarter earnings results, reporting $27.8 million in revenue and earnings of 5 cents per share.Wall Street es...
12:01 am GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Techcrunch Back To School 2012: Five Gadgets To Keep You Sane In Your New Dorm Room
What? It's August already? That means (for better or worse) that hordes of freshly-minted college students will soon be starting the next chapter of their lives and moving into dull, cramped dorm room...
11:52 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Google Maps Now Features Real-Time Traffic Info For 130 Additional U.S. Cities
Google just launched live traffic info for Bogota (Colombia), San Jose (Costa Rica) and Panama City (Panama). In addition, Google is also bringing its real-time traffic data to 130 smaller cities in t...
10:43 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Self-Driving Cars Complete 300K Miles Without Accident, Deemed Ready For Commuting
Google's self-driving car project is probably one of the most audacious experiments the company has embarked upon. Today, Google announced another milestone for this project: its fleet of about a doze...
10:15 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch MTV Launches Beta For Fantasy Election Game [10 Invites Available]
MTV has launched a Fantasy Football-style election game aimed at baiting young citizens into becoming civically active. In "Fantasy Election", users compete for glory and prizes over who can predict w...
09:53 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Canopy Labs Unveils A Self-Serve Approach To Customer Modeling
Canopy Labs, a company in the current class of startups incubated by Y Combinator, aims to help mid-sized businesses prioritize their sales leads and identify high-value customers.Co-founder and CEO W...
09:47 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Less Than A Month After Its Mini-Pivot, Tripl Pushes Its New iOS App Out The Door
After the team at social travel startup Tripl had a change of heart last month, they eventually came to a weighty conclusion -- now that their focus had shifted away from connecting travelers with fri...
09:33 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Joel Klein, Sal Khan and Sebastian Thrun on Inventing the Future of Education, at Disrupt SF
Three trailblazing figures in educational technology are showcasing the future of learning at our upcoming annual conference, Disrupt San Francisco. Bill Gates' "favorite teacher", Sal Khan, who found...
09:22 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Infratel Raises $3 Million For Facebook Connected Cloud-Based Telephony Service
Go to almost any small business Web site and you will find you can't make a call. A real call where you talk to someone simply by clicking a button.Infratel hopes to change all that. The Seattle compa...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Avocado Founders Unleash Guacamole, An API Just For Couples Apps
About six weeks ago, I wrote about Avocado, a new mobile app that lets couples share photos, to-do lists, and exchange messages with each other. The app was created by a couple of ex-Googlers, who had...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile App Monetization Startup Inneractive Raises $3.5M For Continued Global Expansion
Mobile app monetization exchange inneractivehas closed on $3.5 million in new financing, the company is announcing today. The round was led by Evergreen Ventures Partners, and saw participation from b...
08:32 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch End Of An Era As The Geekfather Ryan Carson Departs For New Shores
We interrupt our usual coverage to make mention of a 'way point' in the European tech scene which might not mean a hell of a lot to you, but if you'd gone to a Web conference in 2006 that changed the ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Seeking World Domination, 500 Startups Snaps Up LatAm Startup Accelerator Mexican.VC
Dave McClure's 500 Startups has pretty much always been interested in world domination. Now it's taking one step closer, by teaming up with the Latin America startup accelerator Mexican.VC. By doing s...
06:48 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch After Leaving The U.K. For Boston, MarketMeSuite Raises $1.1 Million For Its SMB-Focused Social Media Marketing Platform
Social media dashboard makerMarketMeSuite, which targetsSMBswith tools that help them better manage their Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn postings in order to target leads, has raised $1.1 million in n...
06:18 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch What Would Happen If Your Digital Life Was Destroyed?
If you'd been following Mat Honan's harrowing story this weekend, you've learned that the Wired writer was completely hacked by a pair of 19-year-olds who targeted him because he had a cool Twitter ha...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Collaborative Learning Startup Skillshare Launches Hybrid Classes, Letting Anyone Join Online Or Offline
When peer-to-peer learning startup Skillshare launched early last year, it very quickly became a marketplace for knowledge, allowing anyone to create classes based on his or her individual expertise. ...
05:46 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Sprints LTE Service Quietly Appears In The SF Bay Area
Sprint is making solid headway with its new LTE network -- it's already live in 15 (mostly Texan markets) with another four slated to light up before Labor Day rolls around and the carrier aims to hav...
05:44 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch An E-Round For E-Help: Care.com Picks Up $50M From IVP And More For Further International Growth
The IPO market may be slowly opening up again post its Facebook contraction, but not all startups in their later stages are jumping.Care.com, the online marketplace for people to find helper for every...
05:29 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Fab: Europe Will Be 20% Of Fabs 2012 Revenue
Design shopping site Fab.com released new numbers today related to its European expansion, and brief details about its plans for future growth in that market. The company says that it now reaches 24 c...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Consumer Gift Network FreeMonee Raises $34 Million Series B
FreeMonee announced a $34 million Series B round today, led by Charles Ryan, Chairman of UFG Asset Management, and returning investors Opus Capital Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures an...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Rally Software Buys Agile Advantage To Prove Agile Development Really Works
Today agile software project management Rally Software announced that it will acquire its longtime partner Agile Advantage. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Agile Advantage makes that helps organ...
04:06 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch The New Face Of AdTech Goes Consumer: Emotion Tracker Affectiva Takes $12M From KPCB, Horizon Ventures, Others
The worlds of ad technology and consumer engagement in games and other online activities moved a little bit closer together today. Affectiva, a startup spun out the MIT Media Lab with a way of measuri...
04:06 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch The New Face Of AdTech Goes Consumer: Emotion Tracker Affectiva Gets $12M From KPCB, Horizon
The worlds of ad technology and consumer engagement in games and other online activities moved a little bit closer together today. Affectiva, a startup spun out the MIT Media Lab with a way of measuri...
03:21 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Bingo! Facebook Gambles On Games Using Real Money, Not Credits, To Engage Users
For the last three quarters, Facebook has been struggling to move the needle on its payments business, but today a new game has launched that could provide a clue to how that could change that in the ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Funium Raises $1.8 Million For A Facebook Game Where You Play As Your Ancestors, Map Your Geneology
Funium, a Provo-based startup that's merging personalancestryresearch with virtual worlds in its new game "Family Village," has raised an additional $1.8 million in seed funding, the company is announ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Funium Raises $1.8 Million For A Facebook Game Where You Play As Your Ancestors, Map Your Genealogy
Funium, a Provo-based startup that's merging personalancestryresearch with virtual worlds in its new game "Family Village," has raised an additional $1.8 million in seed funding, the company is announ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Hey, Get Back To Work ShiftPlanning Raises $1m For Its Workforce Scheduling Platform
Hey, what are you doing reading TechCrunch at work? Unless, of course, reading TechCrunch is your job. I know, you're on a break, right? Okay, continue as you were...ShiftPlanning, which offers a web-...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch AXA Private Equity Puts $248M Into Parent Of German Uber-Private Buying Club BestSecret.com
From over in Germany, news of a cash injection in the fashion world that could have repercussions in e-commerce: the private equity firm AXA has taken a majority stake inSchustermann & Borenstein,...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Google Ventures Joins DocuSigns New Funding, Round Grows To $55.7M
Looks like electronic signature company DocuSign wasn't quite finished with its fundraising when its Series D was revealed last month today it's announcing a new investor.The funding was first disclo...
01:12 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Kno Expands Beyond College, Partners With Houghton Mifflin To Bring Digital Textbooks To K-12
Founded in 2009, Kno began its career with ambitious plans to disrupt education with a little mobile hardware -- by developing a tablet that was tailor-made for students. Unfortunately, thanks to the ...
12:52 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Qualtrics Site Intercept A Real-Time Intelligence Service From A Family Run Business With $70 Million In Funding
Qualtrics has released its Site Intercept technology. It's a hallmark event for the family run Provo, Utah company. Now it's time to see if it really will disrupt the stodgy world of market research a...
10:30 am GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch 99designs Makes Its First Acquisition, Scoops Up European Rival 12designer
99designs, the polarizing crowdsourced design marketplace, announced its first acquisition tonight, as the Accel-backed startup scooped up its European rival, 12designer, for an undisclosed amount. In...
06:11 am GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch The Google-Free iPhone
When the iPhone launched in 2007, there were three key components of the device that relied on Google:1) Maps2) YouTube3) Web searchLet's look at that list today, following the news that YouTube has b...
04:42 am GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Teambox Offers Box, Dropbox and Google Docs in One Collaboration Platform
Teambox is a service that provides its own collaboration platform that offers its own tools and integrations with third party apps. Today it is offering the capability to integrate with Box, Dropbox a...
03:42 am GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch How Much Is Expert Testimony Worth To Apple? $75,000
In the case of Samsung vs. Apple, one of the biggest tech trials on U.S. soil, today's been all about Peter Bressler, one of Apple's expert witnesses. He's fought with Samsung lawyers, and affirmed ju...
03:23 am GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Google Doodle Pays Subtle Homage To Mars Rover Curiosity
Unless you live on Mars (wait, that one doesn’t work here…under a rock!), you know by now that the roverCuriosity landed on Mars last night. Google’s search engine doodle today subtl...
03:05 am GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Why The YouTube App Wont Be Pre-Loaded On iOS 6, And Why Google Is Probably OK With That
For those who missed the biggest tech story of the day, you can read Chris Velazco's account of the news here. The short version is that the app, which has long been a fixture of iOS home screens sinc...
02:26 am GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Vs. Samsung: Overall Design Is What Confuses Customers, Not The Details
A major factor of the Apple v. Samsung case has been whether consumers are confused when purchasing a Samsung device, believing it to be one of Apple's iThings.Peter Bressler, Apple's expert witness i...
02:05 am GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Takes On Zynga, Releases First Social Game Living Classics
Amazon released its first social game today, Living Classics, out of the company's Amazon Game Studios. The free game features a family of foxes that have wandered into active illustrations of their f...
01:35 am GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff: We Can Actually Make More Money On Mobile Than On Desktop [TCTV]
It's an interesting time for the real estate industry in the United States. Some places, such as San Francisco, are super hot, while other areas remain down in the dumps. So it was good to sit down wi...
12:48 am GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Surprise! Apples Design Expert Testifies That Most Galaxy Devices Infringe Apple Patents, Trade Dress
Apple's expert witness, Peter Bressler, adjunct associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania (and president of the Industrial Designers Society of America between 1989 to 1990), essentially c...
12:40 am GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Flexible Batteries Promise Thinner And Lighter Foldable Electronics
Professor Keon Jae Lee at the Korean Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology created a solid-state flexible battery that retains is energy level when folded, spindled, and or mildly mutilated. Th...
12:09 am GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Study: Cyberbullying Is Far Less Frequent Than Traditional, Face-To-Face Bullying
Despite the breathless headlines and TV news segments, researcher Dan Olweus of the University of Bergen, Norway, reported the results of a study that found traditional bullying in schools and on play...
12:05 am GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Techcrunch Nuances Nina Brings Siri-Like Voice Recognition Features To Mobile Apps
Nuance, the company that powers a large number of tools that use voice recognition (including Apple's Siri) launchedits own Siri-like voice-powered "virtual assistant" today that developers can add to...
11:20 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Google Slaps $100M Golden Handcuffs On Wildfire To Retain Employees After $350M Acquisition
After buying social marketer Wildfire for $350 million, Google wants to ensure it keeps earning money and the employees don't bail. That's why Google set up $100 million in earn-outs and retention bon...
11:12 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube App Removed From iOS 6 Because Apples Licensing Agreement Is Over
Slowly but surely, it seems as though Apple's mobile OS is being stripped of search giant Google's influence. Apple's redesigned Maps application -- due to make its debut in iOS 6 -- no longer makes u...
11:09 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Touts Success Of Its Land Rover iAd Campaign In New Video
Apple is famous for its slick ads highlighting its latest gadgets (though it does have occasional misfires). Now the company has released its first iAd customer video, essentially selling its mobile a...
11:04 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch NFC Company ViVOtech Unloads Its Reader Business, Will Focus On Software Going Forward
In late July, NFC industry news site NFC Times reported that ViVOtech, asoftware and systems provider which makes everything from smart posters to transaction management infrastructure, was shutting d...
10:55 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Takes On Chegg, B&N And Others With Its New Paper Textbook Rental Service
Last year, Amazon launched electronic textbook rentals for Kindle users that promised to save students up to 80% of their textbooks' list prices. Now, just in time for back-to-school season, the Seatt...
10:54 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Giveaway: A Few Extra Tickets To An Exclusive Screening Of CNBCs 20 Under 20 Documentary Wednesday Night
When we ran this post last week about this exclusive showing of a CNBC documentary about Peter Thiel's 20 Under 20 fellowship, all of the tickets were scooped up by the end of the day. So CNBC decided...
10:41 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Strategy Officer: iPhone-Induced Crisis Of Design Docs Were Exaggerated To Motivate Employees
We're just commencing Week Two of the Samsung v. Apple trial in San Jose, and Judge Lucy Koh opened the day with a joke, saying that there had been a false hope in her heart this weekend that the two ...
10:35 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch In A Post-Facebook IPO World, SecondMarkets Transactions Rise 27% In First Half of 2012
Facebook and Zynga's post-IPO performances may have scared many companies off public markets for the time being, but liquidity is still available to certain smaller, private companies. SecondMarket to...
10:26 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator Alum MakeGamesWithUs Wants To Turn High School Kids Into iPhone Game Developers
MakeGamesWithUs is a new iOS game publishing company with a twist: its focus is on helping high school and college students to build games. MakeGamesWithUs us will take the kids' creations, provide pr...
09:58 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Eventster Adds Social Signals To Help You Find Events Youll Like, Know Which To Avoid
Eventster, the iOS app which aggregates events across North America and Europe, is rolling out a big update today which it hopes will further differentiate its event listings application from numerous...
09:58 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On David Cho: Why Privacy Is The Valleys Next Big Thing [TCTV]
According to David Cho, the co-founder and CEO of Sidebark, 2012 is the year that privacy will go big (if not public). That's because, as Cho told me when he came into our San Francisco studio, we wan...
09:55 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch The Next Version Of HTTP Is Starting To Look Very SPDY
It will still be more than two years before we can expect to see the final revision of HTTP 2.0, the successor to the HTTP 1.1 standard which dictates how virtually every application on the web commun...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Come August 23, AT&T Customers Can Finally Get On A Shared Data Plan
AT&T went into plenty of detail about its new shared data plans late last month, and at last there's a launch date to go along with them. Starting on August 23 AT&T customers can jump on one o...
09:44 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Phosphor Kickstarts A New Touchscreen E-Ink Watch, The Touch Time
To paraphrase Cracker, what the world needs now is another e-ink smart watch like I need a hole in the head. However, Phosphor has been in this game for years and I'm willing to give them at least the...
09:35 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch More Women Than Men Use The Kindle Fire, And iPad Is Getting Highest Satisfaction Score: ComScore
The tablet market is still relatively young, with penetration in the fast-forward U.S. market only reaching 47% by 2013, but we are already starting to see some usage patterns emerging, according to c...
09:12 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Back To School 2012: Welcome To The Whiteboard Jungle
Every year we have a little tradition around TC: a "back to school" series for folks who are either entering college or just leaving the confines of academia for their first job. Our goal in this seri...
08:47 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch HomeSnap Maker Raises $3.5M For Real Estate App That Uses iPhone Camera To See The House In Front Of You
Sawbuck Realty, the makers of that clever mobile app calledHomeSnap, which lets users access MLS and public record data just by taking a picture of any U.S. home, has closed on $3.5 million in additio...
08:02 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Update: Its Done. Time Warner Buys Bleacher Report, Price Reportedly $175M
Update: TBS has now confirmed that it has bought Bleacher Report. The division will become a part of theTurner Sports division. That group currently manages digital properties on behalf of the NBA, NC...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Inside Funny Or Dies Viral Video Machine
In a digital world of one-hit wonders, Funny or Die is the Beatles of the Internet, churning out viral hit after viral hit. As a result, the celebrity-laden sketch comedy site has become an oasis of f...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Email Ad Network LaunchBit Raises $960K, Plans Move To Las Vegas
LaunchBit, a startup aiming to bring a smarter approach to email advertising, has raised a $960,000 seed round of funding.Co-founder Elizabeth Yin is a former Googler, and she has compared LaunchBit t...
07:51 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Just One Month In, Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs See Three Startups Funded; More Juicy Numbers Shared
If you weren't convinced that there was pent up demand for a crowdfunding platform in the UK where anybody can play the role of Dave McClure (I jest, a little), then think again. Seedrs, which makes i...
07:51 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Just One Month In, Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs Sees Three Startups Funded; More Juicy Numbers Shared
If you weren't convinced that there was pent up demand for a crowdfunding platform in the UK where anybody can play the role of Dave McClure (I jest, a little), then think again. Seedrs, which makes i...
07:41 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Hearst Interactive Invests $5M In Mobile Ad Startup Nexage
Nexage, a startup offering a real-time bidding platform for mobile ads, just announced that it has raised an additional $5 million from Hearst Interactive Media.Nexage CEO Ernie Cormier says this is a...
07:33 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch With $1M In New Funding, Video Platform MediaCore Refocuses On Education, Hires Former Apple Education Exec Alan Greenberg
MediaCore, a company which launched a year ago with the mission of allowing any business to roll out its own private YouTube, is refocusing its efforts on the education market, and has raised an addit...
06:09 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch No More Boring Resumes: Seelio Lets College Students Showcase Their Work & Helps Employers Find Them
Looking to rethink the resume, a startup called Seelio is opening its doors today to anyone with a .edu email address. The company, which spun out of an existing service called TruApp, wants to offer ...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsen On U.S. Mobile Shopping: eBays App Attracts The Most Users, Shopkick Keeps Them Around Longer
As mobile payments continue to become more commonplace among retailers, smartphone consumers are already showing a pretty strong appetite for mobile shopping on their devices. According to a June 2012...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Now Selling More EBooks Than Real Books In The UK
According to an Amazon UK release, the company is now selling more ebooks than hardback or paperback books in Britain, a tipping point that we reached in the U.S. over a year ago. It took four years f...
05:25 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Curiosity Lands On Mars, Twitter Explodes, NASA Parties Like Its 2001?
At 10:32 p.m. PST on Sunday night, NASA's robotic space rover, "Curiosity," touched down on the surface of the Red Planet -- in the "Gale Crater" for those keeping track. The landing was a landmark ev...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch ShoeDazzle Steps Up Fashion E-Commerce Competition, Adds 1M Users In July And Now Has 13M
ShoeDazzzle, the fashion e-commerce outfit that counts reality star/deep thinker Kim Kardashian among its founders, says that it has broken a new barrier: the site picked up 1 million new users in the...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch New OpenGL Standards Promise To Bring Better, Faster Graphics To Mobile And Desktop
At SIGGRAPH 2012 today, the Khronos Group, the non-profit organization behind the OpenGL standard, announced the release of OpenGL 4.3, OpenGL ES 3.0 for mobile devices. OpenGL, in its various version...
04:56 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Testing The iCache Geode Mobile Wallet, A Card That Clones Your Credit Cards
I have to admit, when I first heard about the Kickstarter project for the iCache Geode Mobile Wallet I thought to myself yeah right...good luck with that. The process seemed unlikely to me.First of al...
03:29 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Kantar On Smartphones: Samsung 45% Of Euro Sales; Apple Gained Only In UK, US; RIM Holds On In France
We have seen reports from Strategy Analytics, IDC and Canalys detailing how many smartphones that handset makers shipped in the last quarter (the takeaway: Android is still on top, with Samsung the ch...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Online Radio Service TuneIn Raises $16M Funding Round, Hits 40M Monthly Active Listeners
TuneIn, the popular online radio service, just announced that it has raised a $16 million funding round led by General Catalyst Partners. Other participants in this round include Jafco Ventures, Googl...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Online Radio Service TuneIn Raises $16M From Sequoia, General Catalyst And More, Hits 40M Monthly Active Listeners
TuneIn, the popular online radio service, just announced that it has raised a $16 million funding round led by General Catalyst Partners. Other participants in this round include Jafco Ventures, Googl...
01:57 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch 9flats Acquires iStopOver To Put The Heat On Airbnb, Doubles Its Rentals Capacity
As Airbnb continues to ramp up its international expansion,9flats, which claims to be leader in Europe, is expanding the other way: Today, the private short-term rentals provider (orAirbnb-clone),has ...
01:53 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Could Birmingham Become Britains Berlin For Tech?
Rolling into Birmingham in the UK on a train from London you'll see what looks like a couple of derelict car parks and the odd flash of graffiti on the side of some disused building. Indeed, for this ...
01:36 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch UK Politician, Menshn Founder Louise Mensch Resigns To Put More Effort Into Family Life (And Startup Life?)
Louise Mensch, the outspoken conservative member of UK parliament who launched topic-focused Twitter rival Menshn in June, this morning announced that she was stepping down from government so that she...
01:36 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch UK Politician Louise Mensch Resigns To Put More Effort Into Family Life (And Startup Life?) [Updated]
Louise Mensch, the outspoken conservative member of UK parliament who launched topic-focused Twitter rival Menshn in June, this morning announced that she was stepping down from government so that she...
11:25 am GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Curiosity Killed The Apathy? #fundNASA Crowdfunding Plea Goes Viral
Many of us right now are wide-eyed with the latest images from NASA's Curiosity mission to Mars -- so much so that, as Europe wakes up from its live-TV Olympics 100-meter sprint slumber, it looks like...
10:39 am GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch The One In Which I Talk Even More About TechCrunch
Everyone who knows me knows that I'm pretty obsessed with this website and the unique set of circumstances that brought it to where it is today, because I talk about it constantly.In fact, if I ever w...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch You Know Whats Cooler Than A Billion Dollars? A Billion Users.
Editor's note: Benjy Weinberger is foursquare's West Coast Engineering Lead. He previously worked on infrastructure and revenue engineering at Twitter, and before that spent eight years at Google, wor...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Jeff Bezos, A Blonde, And A Book Walk Into A Bar (Part II)
So after my initial encounter with Jeff Bezos, I spent a few days laying low in Sun Valley Idaho, just enjoying the life of pool-goer surrounded by greatness" during Allen and Co's mogul conferencelas...
07:18 am GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch VCs And Marketing: How The Big Players Play
Editors Note:Sales Marketing Manager Leslie Hitchcock is a non-editorial TechCrunch employee. In addition to working at TechCrunch and being super fashionable, she reviews startups and tech products o...
06:30 am GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch The Rise Of The Enterprise Startup: Consumerization And Clouds Open The Door, Disruption Closes The Deal
It was only a few years ago that selling IT to enterprises was the terrain mainly of large companies like IBM, Oracle and Accenture. And in a market that is forecast to be worth some $3.6 trillion thi...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Computer, Walk With Me
Editor's note: Gentry Underwood is a software designer and entrepreneur who co-founded Orchestra, Bring a Trailer, and formerly lead the Knowledge Sharing domain at IDEO. You can find him on Twitter a...
04:30 am GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Congress Goes On Recess Without Cybersecurity Law
This is one of those days when I fear for our country, and Im not proud of the United States Senate, said Senator Joe Lieberman, referring to Congress's inability to pass a critical cybersecurity bill...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Ecosystem Crunchup: Video Highlights (TCTV)
Did you miss any of our Crunchup on Facebook's ecosystem this past Friday? Perhaps you didn't hear how Facebook deals with 7,000 different devices accessing its platform every day. Maybe you didn't fi...
03:17 am GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Twitters Succs De Scandale: Olympics Suspension Fiasco Drove Signups
There's no such thing as bad publicity. A source tells TechCrunch that mainstream news coverage of the temporary suspension of an NBC Olympics coverage tweeter / hater gave Twitter's signup rate a boo...
02:30 am GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch The Nexus Q Was Such A Mess, Postponing Its Launch Was Googles Only Option
It's not often that a company decides to postpone the launch of a high-profile hardware product indefinitely just days before it's expected to ship the first units. But that's exactly what Google did ...
01:30 am GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Techcrunch Be A Bitch On Email, Or Be Emails Bitch
I've long hated email. As someone with upwards of 5,000 unread messages at any given time, taking a quick moment to check email is like pushing hot pokers into my eyes. It makes me feel irresponsible ...
11:10 pm GMT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Techcrunch eBay Is Launching A Same-Day Shipping Service Called eBay Now
eBay today invited some San Francisco users to a new same-day shipping service called eBay Now. An iOS app, eBay Now's beta will let SF residents get $5 same-day shipping on products from local stores...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Techcrunch The Case For Curiosity: Why You Should Stay Up And Watch The Mars Rover Landing
As I write this, NASA's Curiosity rover is hurtling through space as it has been for the past eight months, but that all changes tonight. With any luck (scratch that -- with a staggering amount of luc...
09:05 pm GMT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Techcrunch Iterations: Public Market Sentiment Rattles Consumer Startups Cages
The consumer technology startup world is largely insulated from most happenings in public financial markets. That seemed to change this week. Facebook's stock has taken a real beating on the NASDAQ af...
08:21 pm GMT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Le Geek: Francois-Henri Pinault
Editor's note: Joe Einhorn, chief executive of fashion pinning/buying siteThe Fancy, interviewsFranois-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of PPR, in the article below. PPR the Paris-based group that owns...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Techcrunch First-Time Startup Entrepreneurs: Stop Fucking Around
Editors note:Paul Stamatiou is Co-founder ofPicplum, a Y Combinator-backed photo printing service, where he obsesses over both design and development. He also co-founded Notifo (YC W10) and Skribit. F...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Techcrunch What Sports Can Teach You About Creating Awesome Products
Editors Note:This guest post is co-authored byNir Eyal,Andrew Martin, andDavid Ngo. Nir is a regular contributor to TechCrunch and blogs atNirAndFar.com.Andrew and David are seniors at Stanford Univer...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Techcrunch How To Make Sure Your Crowdfunding Dreams Dont Turn Into An Investor Relations Nightmare
Editor's note: Jason Best and Sherwood Neiss spearheaded the efforts to legalize crowdfunding andhelped author the JOBS Act. They founded Crowdfund Capital Advisors and are currently co-authoring Crow...
08:55 am GMT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Techcrunch Zyngapocalypse Now (And What Comes Next?)
Significant losses, declining ARPUs, failing mobile acquisitions and shareholder selloffs. A stock price down to $3.01. A product catalogrepeating previous mistakes. Media coverage ranging from the my...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Techcrunch Analytics Company Crazy Egg Acquires The Hello Bar
Crazy Egg, a company that helps website owners to visualize visitor activity, has acquired the web toolbar product Hello Bar.The Hello Bar is a customizable, relatively unobtrusive bar that sits at th...
05:09 am GMT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Techcrunch Unbaby.me? Unfriend.me Instead
Seriously, people? Unbaby.me? You hate seeing baby pictures on Facebook so much that you have to use a Chrome extension to block them? Look, I get it. Parents and non-parents sort of can't stand each ...
03:59 am GMT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Techcrunch Predictors Of The Fundraising Market
Editors Note: This is Redpoint VCTomasz Tunguzs third article in a series examining trends in the public and private technology markets. (Here are one and two.)It is widely believed that the stock mar...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: iCases!
It's almost silly to own an iPad or iPhone without a case — they're such fragile devices. But not every case is a good one. In fact, we learned in this episode of Fly or Die that not every case ...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Techcrunch Unbaby.me? Yes, Please.
When I first heard about Unbaby.me, in a TechCrunch Yammer thread the other day, I was seriously excited. Not just because it provides a useful tool for the bitter and jaded non-parents among us. But ...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Techcrunch 5 Reasons Why The Enterprise Is Not So Boring After All
I get this question a lot: Why do you cover enterprise?People always look puzzled when they ask me this question. It's like they are trying to see deep into my soul. Who is this man who loves enterpri...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Techcrunch Who To Blame For Failed IPOs
Praise be to Box, the cloud storage company that recently waggled $125 million from private investors to continue its growth trajectory, expand internationally and continue ratcheting up its valuation...
09:30 pm GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch Grum: Inside The Takedown Of One Of The Worlds Biggest Spam Networks
As Spring cracked the Moscow frosts and March rains doused the streets, a computer in an innocuous server farm somewhere in the heart of the city winked to life. It was 2007, a year when many people b...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: I Cant Hear You
The Gillmor Gang: John Borthwick, Danny Sullivan, Doc Searls, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor struggled with Comcastic bandwidth and hours on hold as Twitter and Apple tweaked their business models. I...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch Dear Yahoo, I Redesigned Your Website (And Took Out 512,240 Pixels Of Banner Ads)
Dear Yahoo!,Ive redesigned your website (five sites, actually) and Id like to get your opinion.Across five properties -- Homepage, Screen, OMG, Flickr, Music -- Ive removed 4 square banner ads, 2 wide...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooking While Rome Burns
I'm an optimist, I really am, especially when it comes to technology and its ability to transform the world. But today I can't shake the feeling that we as a species are really screwing up. Guess what...
02:55 pm GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Alerts To Scrape The Olympics Site For New Tickets Are Proliferating
An unofficial Olympic ticket alerts twitter feed which was accessing the official Olympics ticket site to spot when tickets for events were released has been blocked. But others are now appearing.Adam...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch The Federated Web Should Be Easier Than It Sounds
Twitter's suspension of journalist Guy Adam's account earlier this week should further discussions that have been bubbling over the past couple weeks about the need for a more open alternative to Twit...
05:13 am GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch Snug Nugget Launches A Pay-What-You-Want Book Bundle
While I can't quite imagine what a "snug nugget" really is without descending into the scatological, but what the company does is quite interesting. This new website offers bundles of books with a ret...
05:01 am GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch AKQA Chairman Tom Bedecarre Says Advertisers Want More Elbow Room On Facebook
In the final discussion of our Facebook ecosystem CrunchUp today, AKQA Chairman Tom Bedecarreand Facebook VP Greg Badros took the stage to address Facebook's advertising strategy. Bedecarr wasn't as s...
04:25 am GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch Users Claim Twoo Is Spamming Their Friends, Social Network Says Its Just Not Clear Enough
Users are complaining that Twoo, a social networking service, is sending unwanted messages to their contacts. Co-founder and CEO Lorenz Bogaert counters that this is a misunderstanding and the company...
04:05 am GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch With Condiment, StyleDiary Founder Patricia Handschiegel Combines Lifestyle Content And Commerce
Patricia Handschiegel, who founded fashion media company StyleDiary (and eventually sold it to StyleHive) is back with a new startup bringing together lifestyle content and commerce.Handschiegel says ...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch Man Builds A Real, Working Wall-E Thats Still Eternally Hunting For Eve
Mike Senna, a California-based roboticist, has built a real, working Wall-E that can move around, wave, and call out his own cute name in a rattly, digitized voice. Mike is the guy who built a real, w...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Big Challenge: Building A Stable Platform For Developers While Maintaining User Experience
Today at The TC CrunchUp at the Fox Theater in Redwood City, a group of founders and entrepreneurs took the stage to talk about the future of Facebook's platform, where it's been and where it's going ...
02:55 am GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch Peter Deng On How Facebook Develops Mobile Apps
Peter Deng of Facebook said on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt today that the company's mission is now focused on mobile.There is no singular team that is focused on mobile, said Deng, Facebook's director...
02:32 am GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch Lover.ly Gets To Know Users, Vendors Better With New Features: My Style And My Portfolios
In the newly crowded wedding space, Lover.ly has found a way to not only make money but also connect brides and grooms with the best possible vendors for their wedding. If you have yet to dabble on th...
01:57 am GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch 230 Million People Played Games On Facebook.com In The Last 30 Days
Doug Purdy, Facebook's Director of Developer Products, just announced that 230 million people played games on Facebook.com in the past 30 days and that 8 of the 10 top grossing iPhone apps are integra...
01:54 am GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga VP Sean Kelly: Zynga Will Make Back The Money It Spent Acquiring OMGPOP
Peter Deng was joined on our Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp stage by Zynga product development VP Sean Kelly, Bump CEO David Lieb, and Xyologic co-founder Matthaus Krzykowski to tackle the prospect of cr...
01:54 am GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch Could Zynga Make Back The Money It Spent Acquiring OMGPOP?
Peter Deng was joined on our Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp stage by Zynga product development VP Sean Kelly, Bump CEO David Lieb, and Xyologic co-founder Matthaus Krzykowski to tackle the prospect of cr...
01:52 am GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch Another Round Of Google Shutdowns: Google Apps For Teams, Google Listen & Google Video For Business
Google just announced yet another batch of services it plans to discontinue on the near future. Most of these are relatively obscure products that probably didn't have a large amount of traction. In t...
01:22 am GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch Google Ventures-Backed MediaSpike Brings Product Sponsorships Into Social Games
Blake Commagere, who's probably best known for building early, popular Facebook apps like Zombies and Vampires (hey, remember those?), has started a new company called MediaSpike to tackle one of the ...
01:04 am GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Doubles Release Speed, Will Roll New Code Twice A Day
Facebook announced in a blog post today that they are doubling the site's release speed, rolling Facebook onto new code twice per day."Last week, in conjunction with the opening of our engineering off...
12:18 am GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch VP Mike Schroepfer: 7,000 Different Types Of Mobile Devices Access Facebook Every Day
Why is mobile such a challenge for Facebook? Well, for starters, 7000 different device types are used to access Facebook each day. At today's Facebook Ecosystem Conference, VP of engineering Mike Schr...
12:03 am GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 08.03.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Doc Searls, John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, Danny Sullivan, and Steve Gilllmor. Recording live at 1pm Pacific....
11:57 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch HTML5-Centric Artillery Raises $2.5M To Make the Browser The Console
A challenging area that has seemed perpetually ahead of its time, HTML5 gaming has seen many startups come and go as Flash or native iOS and Android development have held their own. Yet the lure of ha...
11:50 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Live Now: Watch TechCrunchs Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp
For all its successes Facebook has yet to conquer mobile. With that thought in mind TechCrunch is hosting our 5th annual CrunchUp today at the gorgeous Fox Theater in Redwood City, CA. Throughout the ...
11:42 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Google Takes Political Online Ads Local, Allows Campaigns To Target Congressional Districts
Google's tools for tracking the upcoming U.S. election later this year mostly focus on the presidential election. It's no secret, though, that Google - thanks to its various advertising services - als...
10:49 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Fol.io Is An Online Market For Digital Products
Producers of digital goods have a few problems. The first is finding good clients (preferably not these clients) and the second is building a popular portfolio of work. But with out the former, you ca...
10:34 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Procured Health Nabs $1.1M From Bessemer, Athena Health Founder To Help Reduce Health Costs
Procured Health, a startup that aims to help hospitals better discover, evaluate and adopt quality medical devices, is today announcing that it has raised $1.1 million in seed funding from a flock of...
10:16 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Zimride Brings Ride Sharing To New York And Washington D.C.
Zimride, a San Francisco-based startup that helps commuters share rides, is bringing itself to the East Coast with a new route between New York and Washington D.C. With an already popular route betwee...
10:03 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Electronic Arts Sues Zynga, Says The Ville Is An Unmistakable Copy Of The Sims. Zynga: EA Doesnt Understand Copyright (Updated)
Zynga has a bit of a reputation for cloning other game developers' ideas. Now, the company is being sued by gaming giant Electronic Arts on behalf of its Maxis label for "infringing EA's copyrights to...
09:36 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Beyond Partisanship: Congress Unanimously Opposes UN Internet Takeover
Democrats and Republicans in Congress can't agree on a budget, cybersecurity, immigration, tax reform, or even whether to sanction their corrupt colleagues. But, the House of Representatives unanimous...
09:04 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch If Dell Is Focusing On Enterprise, Why Is It Sponsoring A YouTube Lollapalooza Live Stream?
Lollapalooza starts today and if you can't make it, YouTube has got your back--they're streaming it live from Chicago. The YouTube streaming is sponsored by Dell, an odd choice for a music festival, b...
09:04 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Burning Question: Is Outlook.com Just A Reskinned Version Of Hotmail? Not Exactly.
People want to know: is the new Outlook.comjust a reskinnedand rebranded version of Microsoft's Hotmail, aka Windows Live Mail? Answer: Um, sort of. Maybe? OK, the truth is, it's a little hard to prov...
08:45 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Say Hello To CrunchBase Weekly
All of us at TechCrunch recognize that CrunchBase is a hidden gem. As a resource for finding data about startups, funding activity, acquisitions and exits, it is invaluable, as this recent study suppo...
08:32 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: 3 Vizio Co-Stars #TechCrunch
Vizio pulled off something amazing when they introduced the Co-Star, the first Google TV box that features OnLive gaming as well as Netflix, Amazon and YouTube. It's a set-top box that can literally f...
08:31 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Eventbrite Now Recommends Events To 20 Million Users, Boosting Ticket Sales Along The Way
Online ticket sales startup Eventbrite is always looking for new ways that it can boost attendance at various events that are run on its platform. In December, it launched a recommendation system that...
08:25 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Google Updates PageSpeed Service, Promises To Turbocharge Your Website
Google just launched an update to PageSpeed Service, its hosted website optimization and caching service, that promises to get your site's content onto your users' screens even faster. PageSpeed Servi...
08:10 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch E Ink Holdings To Buy Shares From SiPix Technology In A Bid To Expand Role In E-Paper Market
If the folks at E Ink holdings have their way, there may be plenty more e-paper displays sprouting up in your future than you may have expected. The company just recently announced that it plans to pu...
06:27 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch As Windows 8 Nears Public Debut, Microsoft Ditches Metro Brand (P.S. It Doesnt Matter)
Microsoft is abandoning its "Metro" branding - the branding that refers to the clean, modern, tiled layout that defines many of its consumer-facing products including Windows 8, Windows Phone, Xbox 36...
05:25 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Samsungs Next Galaxy Note To Make Its Grand Debut In Berlin On August 29
These past few weeks have been quite the ride for Samsung's Galaxy Note devotees -- a variant of the original model is finally (and officially) on its way to T-Mobile's airwaves, and a report out of S...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch One Jackson Crowdsources Kids Apparel With Contests That Lead To Clothes You Can Buy
One Jackson, the latest e-commerce startup to target the popular kids' clothing market, is preparing to make a big splash with its public debut next week. The company plays in the same space as other ...
12:39 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Competition Weighs Down HTC In Q2: Sales Drop 27% To $3B; Operating Profit, EPS Down 57%
HTC has posted its Q2 numbers and they're not pretty. While numbers were up on Q1, the Taiwanese handset maker saw declines in nearly every line of earnings compared to the same quarter a year ago. Re...
12:39 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Competition Weighs Down HTC In Q2: Sales Drop 27% To $3B; Operating Profit, EPS Down By 57%
HTC has posted its Q2 numbers and they're not pretty. While numbers were up on Q1, the Taiwanese Android/Windows Phone smartphone maker saw declines in nearly every line of earnings compared to the sa...
12:39 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Competition Weighs Down HTC In Q2: Sales Drop 27% To $3B; Operating Profit, EPS Down By 57%; Lowers Q3 Outlook
HTC has posted its Q2 numbers and they're not pretty. While numbers were up on Q1, the Taiwanese Android/Windows Phone smartphone maker saw declines in nearly every line of earnings compared to the sa...
10:54 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Dear Facebook, It Could Really Be This Simple
“The one positive thing that this week has so far thrown light on is that there is a widespread recognition that things cannot stay the same.” — Keith Teare Oh ye of little faith: Fo...
05:30 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch The Platform Ecosystem Wars: Rome Is Burning
Editors note: Guest author Keith Teare is General Partner at his incubator Archimedes Labs and CEO of recently funded just.me. He was a co-founder of TechCrunch.It is either a good week to be having a...
04:43 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Task Manager Todoist Receives a Major HTML5 Update
Todoist is one of the oldest web-based task managers still available today. Yet, they unveiled a major update that takes advantage of some bleeding edge HTML5 features. In addition to demonstrating th...
04:19 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch LevelUp Now Has $21M To Take On The Squares Of The Mobile Payment World
Mobile payment service LevelUp, an off-shoot of Boston-based SCVNGR, announced this morning that it has raised $9 million from T-Venture, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom. The investment is...
03:46 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch How Facebook Could Save Its Shattered Share Price
If Facebook's share price continues to plummet, it's going going to have a lot tougher time signing and retaining the top talent who can answer its big questions.It needs more revenue, or at least cle...
03:28 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Oops! American Express Never Agreed To Be Part Of Googles Big Wallet Upgrade
Google announced a substantial update to its Wallet mobile payment service the other day, but it turns out the company may have been overstating things a bit. According a post on the Google's Commerce...
03:28 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Oops! American Express Never Agreed To Be Part Of Googles Big Wallet Upgrade (Update: Google Responds)
Google announced a substantial update to its Wallet mobile payment service the other day, but it turns out the company may have been overstating things a bit. According a post on Google's Commerce blo...
03:08 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch WordPress Launches Retina Support For Gravatar And All Hosted And Self-Hosted WP Sites
WordPress' Matt Mullenweg just announced that the WordPress.com interface and all the blogs hosted on the site are now optimized for high-density displays like the ones found on Apple's new iPad and R...
02:53 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch FreeCreditReports Ed Odjana And Facebooks Chris Kelly Back Movie Distribution Startup GoDigital
Preferred Ventures, the digital media investment firm launched last year by FreeCreditReport.com founder Ed Odjana and former Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Chris Kelly, just announced that it has inv...
02:53 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch FreeCreditReports Ed Ojdana And Facebooks Chris Kelly Back Movie Distribution Startup GoDigital
Preferred Ventures, the digital media investment firm launched last year by FreeCreditReport.com founder Ed Ojdana and former Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Chris Kelly, just announced that it has inv...
02:34 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed VoiceGem Brings Communication Back To The Future With Asynchronous Voice Messages
Arda Kara and Alexander Blessing are from two pretty different places -- Turkey and Germany, respectively -- but as students pursuing master's degrees in computer science at Stanford, they both faced ...
02:26 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch LocalBonus Raises $900,000 To Provide A Universal Loyalty Program For Anyone With A Credit Card
There are all sorts of loyalty program out there, but let's be honest -- most of them are a pain in the ass to navigate. They require you to carry around a punch card, or you have to check in using so...
02:05 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Hacker Posts Hilarious, Offensive Messages From Seven MLB Teams Facebook Pages
Facebook pages for the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Miami Marlins, New York Yankees,San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants,and Washington Nationals were hacked today, as someone updated the teams ...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Apples iPhone 5,2 Prototype Showing Up In Server Logs
A few short days after rumors began swirling that Apple would hold this year's fall event on Sept. 12, a reliable source just sent a screen grab of a next-gen iPhone popping up in his/her/its server l...
01:29 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIns Jeff Weiner On Password Theft: With 174M Members, Health Of Our Network Is Strong As Ever
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner today addressed the company's earlier incident of password theft, saying that it doesn't seem to have an effect on growth.The theft, as well as the flurry of negative publicit...
12:36 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Activision Q2 Beats The Street Again On $1.08B Revenue And $0.16 EPS, Raises Outlook
Activision Blizzard announced its second quarter results today, coming in above estimates with net revenues at $1.08 billion, compared to $1.15 billion for the second quarter 2011. On a non-GAAP basis...
12:36 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Activision Q2 Surprises The Street Again On $1.08B Revenue And $0.16 EPS, Raises Outlook
Activision Blizzard announced its second quarter results today, beating estimates with net revenues at $1.08 billion, compared to $1.15 billion for the second quarter last year. Meanwhile, net revenue...
12:27 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch With Competition Looming, Zipcar Misses Q2 2012 Revenue And Earnings Expectations
Zipcar is seeing increased competition in the car-sharing market, which is one reason that it might not be growing as quickly as it, or analysts, like. Zipcar reported second-quarter loss of $422,000 ...
12:27 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch With Competition Looming, Zipcars Q2 2012 Revenue And Earnings Disappoint
Zipcar is seeing increased competition in the car-sharing market, which is one reason that it might not be growing as quickly as it, or analysts, like. Zipcar reported second-quarter loss of $422,000 ...
12:23 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch The Protean Echo Reduces All Of Your Credit Cards To One Ubercard
Ready to enter a cardless future but not quite sure about NFC? The Protean Echo might be for you. This clever project essentially captures your credit cards onto one multi-purpose card that can hold u...
12:22 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch Online Flashmob Platform Mobber Suspended From Twitter API For Promoted Trends Copycat
Mobber, a platform that rewards users for distributing promoted content through their social media accounts, has been suspended from using Twitters API.Mobber, which launched in June, is intended for ...
12:21 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn Q2 Earnings Beat The Street: $228.2M In Sales; EPS of $0.03
LinkedIn has just released Q2 earnings, andthe enterprise-focused social network continues to rise. It's posted revenues of$228.2 million and earnings per share of$0.03 (non-GAAP EPS: $0.16). This put...
12:17 am GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Techcrunch ImageShack Launches Yfrog Social, An Ambitious New Full-Service Social Network
ImageShack founder Jack Levin has certainly experienced the short end of the stick when it comes to building a company that works with the API of a larger social network -- ImageShack's Yfrog photo sh...
11:15 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch So Far So Good For Eloqua IPO Shares Up 13% In First Day of Trading
The marketing automation sector is one of the fastest growing in the burgeoning enterprise space. We see proof of this today with Eloqua's initial public offering (HPO).The stock opened at $12.02 per ...
11:11 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Lawyer Asks Judge For Legal Win In Wake Of Samsungs Questionable Info Leak
Samsung and Apple's big patent trial took an intriguing turn earlier this week when members of Samsung's legal team decided to send information that was unusable in court to a handful of eager reporte...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, thredUPs James Reinhart Reflects on his Companys Evolution
"In the Studio" opens its doors this week to an entrepreneur who once founded a nonprofit charter management organization for schools in California, spent a summer in management consulting, and eventu...
10:47 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Scott Weiss Replaces Marc Andreessen On The Board Of Dalton Caldwells Mixed Media Labs
In a bit of fallout from Dalton Caldwell's decision to refocus his company App.net on building a real-time social platform, as well his subsequent open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg criticizi...
10:41 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch MindSnacks Nabs $6.5M From Sequoia To Bring Fun Educational Games To Your Mobile Device
MindSnacks, the DreamIt Ventures accelerator grad that has become known for its addictive educational games for iOS (that feature an ever-present slug), announced today that it has raised $6.5 million...
10:38 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Most U.S. Mobile Phone Owners Complain About Dropped Calls, SMS Spam & Slow Download Speeds
Judging from the latest data from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, U.S. cell phone users are at risk of turning into cranks. In this survey, the vast majority of cell owners complain abou...
10:14 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Come Hear From Silicon Valley Legend Reid Hoffman At Disrupt SF This September
We are excited to announce that Reid Hoffman is the next special guest to join our incredible lineup for Disrupt SF. During his two decades in Silicon Valley, he has helped build seminal Silicon Valle...
10:10 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Chick-Fil-A Is Actually Popular: How Social Media Distorts Your View of The World
Despite an inescapable torrent of opposition from popular tech blogs, Twitter users, and city mayors against Chick-fil-A, the self-avowed anti-gay marriage restaurant enjoyed record-breaking sales yes...
10:08 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Lua Goes From A Manhattan Basement To $2.5M In Seed Funding From IA Ventures
It all started in a basement in Manhattan. The guys from Lua (which you may remember from the TechStars NYC Demo day a few months back) had the opportunity to meet with none other than Fred Wilson aft...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator Backed Startup Authy Wants To Help You Prevent A Dropbox Style Security SNAFU
In response to a security breach, Dropbox promised to add an optional new layer of security known as two factor authentication. If you want to add two factor authentication to your own app but don't k...
09:49 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Giveaway: An Exclusive Screening Of CNBCs Peter Thiel 20 Under 20 Documentary Next Week
When Peter Thiel identified the next bubble as one in higher education, it ignited a bit of controversy here on TechCrunch.He told TechCrunch last year, "A true bubble is when something is overvalued ...
09:47 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Drops Below $20: Worth Less Than What MSFT Offered For Yahoo In 2008?
Today, Facebook hit a new milestone, perhaps one that it won't be celebrating much: the stock went down past $20 a share. In fact, as this post is being written it's trading at $19.99.Because this num...
09:41 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Gild Grabs $2M To Help Companies Find And Hire Top Programmers
Unemployment is worryingly rampant in the US right now -- which makes the ongoing "hiring crunch" in Silicon Valley even more absurd. It's fair to say that nearly every single company that TechCrunch ...
09:29 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: A Nest Thermostat Plus Free Ticket To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt
Disrupt SF is right around the corner and here's another chance for you (or someone you know) to win a ticket! This is going to be one of the biggest technology conferences of the year and we have alr...
09:04 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch LOLs Acquired: Here Are YouTubes Next 16 Comics
About a month ago, YouTube put out a request to its creators, asking for the funniest among them to apply and be considered for the most recent version of its YouTube Next Creator program. While YouTu...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Getaround Raises $13.9M Series A Led By Menlo Ventures, Launches Getaway For Managed Car Rentals
Peer-to-peer car sharing service -- and former TechCrunch Disrupt winner -- Getaround just raised $13.9 million in new funding to expand into new markets and improve its product. It's also rolling out...
08:43 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Google Licenses Rovis Program Guide Patents For Its New Fiber TV Service
One of the main surprises of Google's Fiber announcement in Kansas City last week was that the company also plans to provide its own TV service to the residents of its 'fiberhoods.' There are some iss...
08:21 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Sharp To Cut 5,000 Jobs Globally
Reuters is reporting that LCD-maker Sharp is looking at cutting 10 percent of their workforce or about 5,000 jobs globally. Sharp currently has excess LCD panel stock due to a fall in demand this year...
08:15 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Crane & Canopy Is Bringing Internet Business Models To The Home Goods Market
Crane & Canopy is a newly launched online home goods store that's benefitting from the power of the Internet to flatten the traditional supply chain and save on costs. Like many of the new arrival...
07:25 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch App Analytics Firm Xyologic Goes Consumer With New Search Engine, Gets Backing From Gaming, Music Heavies
A big step up for Xyologic, the app analytics firm out of Berlin: its announcing a significant round of funding from Signia Venture Partners, the investment vehicle led by gaming entrepreneurRickThomp...
07:03 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Revamps Its Mobile Apps: Adds Browse By Department, Subscription-Based Shopping
Today, Amazon is updating its mobile applications for Android and iOS with a couple of notable additions that will make using these small-screened counterparts more in line with the desktop-sized webs...
06:55 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Aereo Offers A Try For Free Option In NYC; Android And PC Support Later This Summer
After a small victory in court this past July, NYC-based Aereo today announced a new set of pricing options and the end of the invitation only rollout for the live broadcast TV over the Internet start...
06:21 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch GASP! RIM CEO Details Potential Options For Licensing BB10
RIM is in trouble and is seemingly finally listening to reason. Speaking to The Telegraph, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins talked about how RIM could go about licensing its next-gen BlackBerry platform. But th...
05:56 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch For Better Ad Targeting, Flurry Personas Reveal Mobile App Users Interests
App measurement and ad company Flurry is today releasing a new product which will allow developers to better identify and track various audience types using their apps, while also allowing advertisers...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Acquires NextWave (And Its WCS Spectrum) For $50M To Build Out 4G LTE Network
AT&T has just acquired NextWave Wireless for the purpose of reworking its WCS spectrum for the build-out of AT&T's 4G LTE network. According to the release, "AT&T will acquire all the equi...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Acquires NextWave (And Its WCS Spectrum) For Up To $50M To Build Out 4G LTE Network
AT&T has just acquired NextWave Wireless for the purpose of reworking its WCS spectrum for the build-out of AT&T's 4G LTE network. According to the release, "AT&T will acquire all the equi...
05:27 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Pubslush Founder Jesse Potash On Relaunching The Crowdfunding Platform For Authors
Pubslush has undergone a bit of an evolution. The site is still a platform for authors to crowdfund the publication of their works — make no mistake. But Pubslush used to have a slightly differe...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Google Updates The Gmail Android App, Now Works Better With 7-inch Tabs
The latest Gmail Android app update brings several new features, but this is a must-have for 7-inch tablets. Google slightly reworked the UI and it now works better with 7-inch tablets. Previously, wh...
05:14 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Reveals The 4G LTE PlayBook, Plans For A Canadian Debut On August 9
FCC filings, leaked roadmaps, and comments from RIM's top brass all pointed to the existence of an LTE-capable BlackBerry PlayBook -- the only question left was when the thing would finally launch. Th...
05:14 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Reveals The 4G LTE PlayBook, Plans For A Canadian Debut On August 9 (Updated)
FCC filings, leaked roadmaps, and comments from RIM's top brass all pointed to the existence of an LTE-capable BlackBerry PlayBook -- the only question left was when the thing would finally launch. Th...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch MoneyDesktop Makes Second Acquisition In Eight Months In MoneyReef, Preps iPhone And iPad Launches
MoneyDesktop has acquired MoneyReef, a financial management application company focused on mobile. It is MoneyDesktops second acquisition in eight months. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.MoneyDes...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Google Brings Street View To NASAs Kennedy Space Center
To celebrate Kennedy Space Center's 50th birthday, Google just added the the space shuttle program's former launch facilitiesto its Street View service. With over 6,000 panoramic views, this is Google...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch IDC: Apples iPad Grew Q2 Tablet Share To 68% As It Braces For Windows 8, Amazon And Nexus Competition
After Amazon launched its $199 Kindle Fire tablet last autumn, a lot of observers thought it could prove to be the competition to Apple's iPad that other Android tablets had so far failed to deliver. ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch In-Image Ad Startup Cortica Raises $7M From Li Ka-Shings Horizons Ventures And Ynon Kreiz
Cortica, a company developing image recognition technology to improve ads, just announced that it has raised $7 million in new funding.The money comes from Horizons Ventures, the firm owned by Hong Ko...
03:57 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Another WPP Digital Acqusition: Possible Worldwide Buys Fortune Cookie For Easter European Expansion
The advertising giant WPP continues its strategy to build up its digital business through acquisitions: today Possible Worldwide, a WPP-owned digital agency that has strong operations in emerging mark...
03:57 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Another WPP Digital Acquisition: Possible Worldwide Buys Fortune Cookie For Eastern European Expansion
The advertising giant WPP continues its strategy to build up its digital business through acquisitions: today Possible Worldwide, a WPP-owned digital agency that has strong operations in emerging mark...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Parking Payment Startup QuickPay Raises $3.5M, Powerset Founder Barney Pell Becomes CEO
QuickPay, a startup that helps drivers find and pay for parking, has brought on a new CEO Barney Pell, the founder of semantic search company Powerset (which wasacquired by Microsoft in 2008 for a re...
01:59 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Brazilian Accelerator Appies Closes Seed Round To Concentrate On Mobile Apps Only
If you think about it Instagram, originally developed as a silly app to check into bars and take pictures of beer, had it right. The world is about 'mobile first'. And to that end, the emerging worlds...
01:59 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Brazilian Accelerator Appies Closes Seed Round To Concentrate Only On Mobile Apps
If you think about it Instagram, originally developed as a silly app to check into bars and take pictures of beer, had it right. The world is about 'mobile first'. And to that end, the emerging worlds...
01:55 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Canalys Q2: 68% Of All Smartphones Shipped Were Android; Chinas The Biggest Market By A Wide Margin
One more analyst house, Canalys, has released its numbers on global smartphone sales in Q2, and unlike Strategy Analytics and IDC, it has focused on sales by platforms rather than OEMs. In that light,...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch FabKids Launches Subscription-Based Kids Clothing Service, Actress Christina Applegate Partners
San Francisco-based FabKids is the latest startup to try its hand at subscription-based e-commerce, taking on competitors like Wittlebeein the kids' apparel space, but with a slightly different twist....
11:00 am GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch HireVue Acquires CodeEval, A Programmer Evaluation Tool For Recruiters
HireVue today announced its acquisition of CodeEval, a platform technical evaluations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but HireVue founder Mark Newman confirms that the CodeEval team is joining ...
08:01 am GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Do.com Adds Contacts and Deal Tracking For Facebook Style Task Management
Salesforce.com has added contacts, deal tracking and public APIs to its do.com platform for task management.Initially, Salesforce.com is adding the capability to integrate Facebook and Google contacts...
06:09 am GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch In Case Anyone Cares, Here Are A Bunch Of Early Samsung Slider Concept Designs
Samsung and Apple are currently fighting over rectangles and retail packaging. The legal battle is a classic CF, but the process has yielded a treasure trove of early Apple product designs. So far cou...
05:08 am GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Social Media Manager Buffer Opens API To Developers, Looks To Become Widespread Sharing Standard
Buffer, a social media manager that aims to become a widespread sharing standard, opened its API to developers today.Buffer lets users post to their Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts (Google&plu...
05:04 am GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Gets An Investigative News Channel
Crack journalism is coming to the land of cat and Justin Bieber videos: YouTube is helping tolauncha new channel with the Center for Investigative Journalism (CIR). The new "I Files" channel will cura...
04:49 am GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Howard Lindzon On Why He Sold His Twitter Stock, And The Hijack Of StockTwits Cashtags [TCTV]
Twitter has been dominating headlines in the tech blogosphere and beyond in recent days, and for the most part the tone has not been glowing. Specifically, the company seems to be making more aggressi...
04:37 am GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch CLMapper Is A PadMapper Alternative that Cant Be Blocked by Craigslist
A developer known by the nickname of welder has just released CLMapper, a Chrome extension reminiscent of PadMapper. When that extension is installed, you will find a map view on the right side while ...
04:19 am GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Justin Osofsky Rises To Director Of Platform Partnerships As Ethan Beard Heads Out
Facebook keeps its network tight. Today it promoted Justin Osofsky to director of platform partnerships and operations, taking the spot of Ethan Beard who is departing after leading the partnerships t...
03:55 am GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Answers Acquires Online Merchant Review Service ResellerRatings
Q&A site Answers today announced that it has acquired ResellerRatings, a site that calls itself "the web's leading independent resource for helping shoppers find the best online retailers." Resell...
03:16 am GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Splurgy Now Lets Brands Offer Special Discounts & Promotions To Pinterest Pinners
Pinterest has been growing fast and furiously, and as a result, many retailers have been rushing to add "Pin It" buttons to their social sharing options. A few months back, flash sales giant Gilt City...
01:46 am GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Kevin Rose Responds To Reddit AMA: Biggest Digg Regrets, Thoughts On New Digg, More [Video]
Last night, I wrote about Kevin Rose not responding to questions on his AMA on Reddit. Rose was at a birthday party last night but has returned to Reddit today and has posted YouTube responses to five...
01:27 am GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch App.nets Dalton Caldwell Turned Down A Facebook Acqui-Hire Offer Before Rebooting His Company
So here's the real story behind App.net founder Dalton Caldwell's plans to build a new, open API framework for developers to build off of. According to him, Facebook pressured him into selling his com...
01:22 am GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Yelps Jeremy Stoppelman On Mobile: Apps Account For Majority Of Weekend Searches, Ads Coming Soon
 Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman offered his thoughts on the company's mobile monetization strategy today during the analyst conference call for the company's second quarter earnings report.Not surpri...
12:57 am GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch CEOs Of BranchOut and Top Ad Agency AKQA Will Drop Knowledge On You At Fridays Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp
Facebook moves pretty fast. If you don't attend the Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp, you could misunderstand it. To give us the lowdown on how well Facebook's ad business is doing and what's its like to r...
12:57 am GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch CEO Of BranchOut and Chairman Of Top Ad Agency AKQA Will Drop Knowledge On You At Fridays Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp
Facebook moves pretty fast. If you don't attend the Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp, you could misunderstand it. To give us the lowdown on how well Facebook's ad business is doing and what it's like to ri...
12:20 am GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Yelp Q2 Beats The Street With Top-Line Growth, Narrowing Losses: $32.7M Revenue, $2M Net Loss
Yelp today reported its earnings for the second quarter of 2012, its second ever financial report as a publicly-traded company. Overall, the reviews site showed continued top-line revenue growth and a...
12:11 am GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch TwelveSouth Reworks The BackPack, Now Adds A Handy Shelf To Either Side Of An iMac Or Cinema Display
The original TwelveSouth BackPack was fantastically ingenious. And now it's even better. Designed exclusively for iMacs and Apple Displays, the BackPack adds a simple shelve to the display without the...
12:05 am GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Can A YC, Mobile-Rookie Founder Crack The Image Sharing Space With Imgfave?
Popular image-sharing service imgfave launched an iOS app last week, causing most of their engagement metrics to at least double, and signups to quadruple.Underscoring the power of both mobile and soc...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Instacart Wants To Be Amazon With One-Hour Delivery
When it comes to being the Mall of the Internet, no one really does it better than Amazon. Yet, to truly best its offline competitors and put the icing on the cake in terms of user experience, Amazon ...
11:23 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Flipboard Founder Mike McCue Steps Down From Twitter Board Of Directors
Mike McCue, the longtime tech entrepreneur perhaps best known at the moment as the founder and CEO of Flipboard, is no longer serving on the board of directors at Twitter.McCue, who has been on Twitte...
11:16 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Rumor: Google Puts A Hold On New Google+ Acquisitions
According to a source close to Google, the company has put a stop to all acquisitions related to Google+ until at least the end of the year. This source also tells us that Google is not growing t...
11:15 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch This Is Medium, Obvious Corps Secret New Product
When Evan Williams and a bunch of other Obvious Corp teammates suddenly follow a snazzy, un-launched product called Medium, you know something big's about to happen. For now, Medium.com is a website t...
11:11 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch T-Shirt Company Picks A Fight With Anonymous
A French t-shirt company has brazenly picked a fight with one of the world's fiercest hacker groups. Anonymous, known for crippling the world's most secure websites (including the FBI's), has vowed re...
10:31 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Google Wallets Huge Upgrade Adds Support For All CreditDebit Cards, Remote Disable Feature
Of all the limitations that Google's NFC-based Wallet payment system had, perhaps the biggest was that of card compatibility -- once you blew through that free $10 credit, it only ever worked well if ...
10:24 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch AppAide Helps You Find The Apps That People Are Actually Using
Here's an interesting approach to the seemingly eternal problem of mobile app discovery: A new app called AppAide recommends apps based on actual usage.The App comes from BetaBait, a company that conn...
09:48 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Study: Texting Iz Destroying Student Grammar
Texting-addled young minds are losing their grip on the English language, according to a new study from Wake Forest. The research, which reveals a correlation between the use of SMS-abbreviations and ...
09:41 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch VEVO Inks Deal To Bring Music Videos To Upcoming OUYA Android Game Console
The folks behind the stylish, Android-based OUYA game console have been on a hot streak lately. Not only has the project raked in over $6 million in Kickstarter pledges, but cloud gaming service OnLiv...
09:33 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Quora Launches Views To Show You Exactly Who Is Reading Your Posts
You may have noticed recently that Quora has increasingly required you to log in to see the full breadth of the site's question-and-answer content. Today, it's rolling out a new feature that shares so...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Getting Married? Wedding Party Collects Photos From Guests Phones To Create Beautiful Online Albums
Many of the startups targeting the weddings space today are focused on offering better services for the bride and/or the couple, but with a new mobile application called Wedding Party, that model has ...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Yammer Is Launching A Chat Feature Called Online Now In A Couple Of Weeks
Yammer, the enterprise social networking company that was recently bought by Microsoft for $1.2 billion, is getting ready to add a new instant messaging feature called Online Now to its main service, ...
08:45 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Launches Its Own Political Barometer To Track U.S. Presidential Elections
Twitter just announced the launch of its Twitter Political Index. This index, says Twitter, is "a daily measurement of Twitter users feelings towards the candidates as expressed in nearly two million ...
08:35 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Content Recommendation Startup Thirst Brings Its Twitter App To The iPhone
Thirst, an app that helps users get caught up with important news as it's shared on Twitter, is expanding beyond the iPad today with the launch of a "universal" app that works on the iPhone and iPod T...
08:32 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Officially Signs Off On Windows 8, Releases It To Manufacturers
Right on schedule, Microsoft has just announced on its Windows Team blog that Windows 8 has emerged from its long development and testing phase, and will soon be in the hands of manufacturers and OEMs...
08:20 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Zapier, The IFTTT For Business Users, Launches Developer Platform
Zapier, the Y Combinator-backed service that allows you to automate common tasks on the web and sync data between web apps, just announced the launch of its developer platform.With Zapier, even non-te...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch CardSpring Gains New Investors, First Data Partnership, As Its App Platform For Payment Cards Nears Launch
CardSpring, an ambitiouspayments startup founded by former Netscape engineers, is building a platform that connects web and mobile applications to payment cards. It's a card-linked payment infrastruct...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch AppFog And Rackspace Want To Break Your App Out Of Amazons Walled Garden
During the great Amazon Web Services outages of April 2011 and June 2012 many users were stuck. They could, in theory, move their apps to another AWS region, or to another cloud provider altogether. B...
07:55 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Curiosity Piqued By The Mars-Bound Rover? Watch The Mission Unfold In Times Square
In case you hadn't already heard, NASA's Curiosity rover -- which is the largest rover NASA has ever launched -- should touch down on the Martian surface in just over four days. That fateful night com...
07:51 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch ComScore: US Smartphone Penetration 47% In Q2; Android Remains Most Popular, But Apples Growing Faster
ComScore today released its latest quarterly figures on the state of the mobile market in the U.S. based on active users, and while the exact numbers are different, the basic picture is the same as th...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Standing On Its Own: Wix Spin-Off daPulse Scores 1.5m Series A For Its Internal Communications Tool
Its always interesting to see when a company builds a product on the side purely to scratch its own itch, and then decides that said product has the making of a startup in itself. That appears to be t...
07:43 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch What Startups Should Do Before They Get Into The VCs Office
This is a guest post by Eze Vidra, Head of Campus London, Google's dedicated startup space in East London housing accelerators and cowering spaces. He tweets at @ediggs and blogs at VCCafe.com.An expe...
07:05 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Eat The Rich: The App Economys Middle Class Is BoomingAnd So Is The Poor
In the mobile application ecosystems offered by the iOS and Android platforms, there's now a booming "middle class" of mobile application developers, according to new data from analytics firm Flurry. ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch BigArtMob Plans To Turn Urban Street Art Into Cash Via Tourist Maps And API
Back in the day BigArtMob was originally a cultural project backed by UK broadcaster Channel 4, but now it's being re-animated as a full-blown startup. It's starting from an interesting - shall we say...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Content Crunching App Silk Raises $1.6 Million Seed Round
Silk, makers of a free web-based personal database app, today announced a $1.6 million seed funding round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with participation from Atomico, Anil Hansjee, Jens Chr...
06:46 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch The Denon Cocoon Home And Portable Are High-End, Impressive iPhone Speaker Docks
Apparently Denon just discovered the iPhone. The audio company just released the Cocoon Home and Portable speaker dock. In traditional audiophile nonsense speak, Denon describes the Cocoon's shape as ...
06:42 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Summit Partners Raises $520 Million Credit Fund For Growth Companies
Lately investing in Rocket Fuel, WestWing and Delphix so far this year, Summit Partners has been stepping up to the plate and is now joining the ranks of this Post-Facebook-IPO era of VCs which are ra...
06:33 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Smules AutoRap App Helps TC Spit Fire, Tops 2.5M Installs In A Few Days
Smule is on fire. Just take a look at the work these guys have done since their 2008 launch: $25.5 million in funding, more app releases than I can keep up with and a pretty sweet acquisition. And th...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Sued By Blue Calypso Over Two Peer-To-Peer Ad Tech Patents
Groupon is gearing up to report quarterly earnings later this month, but in the meantime the daily deals giant has another issue on its hands: it's been hit with a patent infringement lawsuit by Blue ...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch First Day Of Apple-Samsung Trial Yields Troves Of New iPhone, iPad Prototypes
Yesterday, in one of the biggest tech trials to hit U.S. soil, Apple called longtime Apple employee and designer Christopher Stringer to the stand as its first witness. Testifying that Samsung "ripped...
05:49 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Take That, Yahoo Fantasy Football: NFL Adds Google+ Hangouts To Its Fantasy Football Site
The ability to embed a Hangout on a webpage is not new functionality - Google upgradedits Hangouts on Air offering this May to allow anyone to broadcast their live Hangout to YouTube or on their own w...
05:29 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Artspotter Sculpts Its New App To Be The Social Platform For Art Fans
When the Artspotter app and site first appeared last year we noted it was a more of an art map that lets you discover and publish art around you, whether it be galleries, street art, you name it. It w...
05:16 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Instant Video Comes To The iPad
Amazon Prime members who like to rock an iPad, not the Kindle Fire, now have access to Amazon's ever-growing collection of movies and TV with today's launch of the Amazon Instant Video app, which just...
05:04 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch As POP Crosses $85k On Kickstarter, The Company Announces The $99 POP Station, Storage Bins
The POP, short for POrtable Power, is a delicious, high-capacity battery capable of recharging portable devices. With its beastly 25,000 mAh battery, the little station is capable of recharging an iPh...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Rokus Streaming Stick Hooks Up With Hitachi, Mitsubishi, And Others To Make Dumb TVs Smart
Today a bunch of consumer electronics partners have announced support for Roku's Streaming Stick, which will let them introduce streaming video services to users without a lot of upfront investment.At...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Wifarer Brings Indoor Navigation To The Royal BC Museum
Indoor positioning systems are on the rise and are meeting a service void for consumers. I dont know about you, but I constantly use outdoor mapping apps for all variety of location needs. However whe...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch HelloFax Creates HelloSign A Free Digital Signature Service
The founders at HelloFax needed a simpler way to help customers get their documents signed. And so they developed a digital signature tool. In short time, they realized they had stumbled into a new sp...
03:57 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Psst. Facebook Turned On Its App Center Worldwide Overnight
Facebook took one more step further in its global ambitions today: the social network has now made itsApp Center, the storefront forFacebook desktop and mobile applications, available in every country...
03:41 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch CapLinked Partners With The Startup America Partnership To Offer Fundraising Tools To Startups
CapLinked, which offers tools to help manage the fundraising process, just announced a partnership with the Startup America Partnership, the program launched by the White House in early 2011.In the an...
02:49 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Craigslist Now Wants Your Postings Under Exclusive Terms: Padmapper Fallout Continues
Another development in the ongoing Craigslist data scraping story: Craigslist has added in a new proviso for those posting ads, telling them that Craigslist now becomes the "exclusive licensee" of the...
02:21 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Another Accelerator Sprouts Up In Europe: Eleven Launches With 12m Fund, First Startup Cohort
Wasn't it just a few days ago that I said that Europe had gone a little incubator crazy? Well, more news on that front, this time coming out of Sofia, Bulgaria, of all places: Eleven, backed by 12 mil...
01:12 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Satirical Twitter Account @NBCDelayed Is The Best Part Of NBCs Olympics Coverage
If you've grown sick of these NBC/Olympics stories, too bad! We have nearly two weeks of Olympics and their respective tape delays left. I don't even want to count how many hours of delayed Ryan Seacr...
01:02 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Google Tightens Up App Policy, Gets Stricter On NamingIcon, Payments, Privacy, Ads And Spam Rules [Developer Letter]
Looks like Google Play is growing up, combing its hair and trying to move away from its Wild West image: Android's app store team has sent out a letter to its tens of thousands of developers informing...
12:09 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Ask Me Anything, Answer Nothing: Kevin Roses AMA On Reddit
Kevin Rose began an AMA on Reddit on Tuesday evening and so far has answered zero questions. To be fair, he saidask me anything. He didn't promise answers.Users have posted questions like, "What is yo...
10:59 am GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Mango Health: A Mobile App For Rewarding People Who Stay On Track With Prescription Drugs
Adherence to prescription drugs and supplements is a problem that not only puts the long-term health of millions of patients at risk. It's a problem that may add an extra $100 to 300 billion in health...
10:59 am GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Spins Its Latest Variation On Car Rides: DJs On Party Busses In Chicago
Uber is still growing its business as a disruptive (sometimes controversial) car service app, but in the meantime it continues to push the envelope on what else it might eventually do with the logisti...
10:59 am GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Spins Its Latest Variation On Car Rides: DJs On Party Buses In Chicago
Uber is still growing its business as a disruptive (sometimes controversial) car service app, but in the meantime it continues to push the envelope on what else it might eventually do with the logisti...
08:11 am GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Rental History: Netflix Settlement Leads To Changes In Privacy Policy, But Who Benefits?
For some of you this will be news, for some, a reminder. But the long and short of it is that Netflix has been forced to change its approach to user privacy, specifically in regard to how long it stor...
07:26 am GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch The Mechanics of a Small Acquisition How One Startup Navigated a Multi-Million Dollar Exit
Stypi is a YCombinator backed startup that was recently acquired by Salesforce.com. Their story details the mechanics for how a small company can manage an acquisition. It provides lessons for startup...
07:19 am GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Guy Adams Talks About His Time In Twitter Exile After NBC Olympics Tweets [TCTV]
There has been quite a brouhaha around Twitter, NBC, and The UK Independent reporter Guy Adams these past couple days. It boils down to this: Adams' Twitter account was suspended after he tweeted out ...
04:56 am GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch New Darknet Wants To Match-Up Cypherpunks In Crypto Utopia
Earlier this year French entrepreneur Ramine Darabiha called for a cypherpunk revival. Looks like he might be getting his wish.Cryptosphere is a new darknet now under development. A darknet is a priva...
04:13 am GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Reports User Accounts Were Hijacked, Adds New Security Features
Several weeks ago, reports started to trickle out that a number of Dropbox users were under attack from spam. Since then, Dropbox has been investigating those attacks (with some help from a third-part...
03:52 am GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Better Get Mobile Quick. 102M People Accessed Solely From Mobile In June, Up 23% Since March
There's a staggering new statistic in Facebook's 10-Q SEC document today: 102 million people accessed Facebook solely from mobile in June, a massive 23% increase over the 83 million mobile-only users ...
03:42 am GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Were Having A Party, And There Will Be A Tiger, A Monkey And Snoop Lion (Not Really)
Guys, guys, so because everybody obviously wants to party with Josh Constine, tickets to the TechCrunch annual summer party at August Capital are officially sold out.In case you want a backdoor way in...
03:10 am GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch The New Digg Arrives Ahead Of Schedule, Features Tight Facebook And Twitter Integration
After just six weeks of hard work, Digg's new owners at Betaworks just flipped the switch and re-launched the site. The new Digg was originally scheduled to launch tomorrow, but despite the tight dead...
03:08 am GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Made Up 14% Of Facebook Revenues In 1H 2012, Down From 19% In FY 2011
Here's another nugget from the release of Facebook's 10-Q today: Zynga accounted for 14 percent of its revenues in the first six months of 2012, but that number is down from the 19 percent of revenue ...
02:50 am GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch This DIY Lego Wheelchair Can Carry (Small) Passengers
Burf aka Simon Burfield is an iOS programmer and Lego experimenter who tries to take building blocks to the next level. Interestingly, if this wild rideable Lego wheelchair is any indication, he's lef...
02:41 am GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon Can No Longer Charge For Tethering, FCC Declares
Verizon has been slapped with a $1.25 million fine for charging customers to use their cell phones as a mobile Internet hotspot, and has declared that it must allow tethering for free. Google must als...
02:23 am GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Mozilla Will Nearly Double SF Office, Add 125 People In Early 2013
Mozilla announced today that they are expanding the size of their San Francisco office and will add 125 employees to the office's current staff of 150 by early 2013. Mozilla currently occupiesthe seve...
02:20 am GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Spent $24 Million On Acqui-hires, $633 Million On Patents During The First Half Of 2012
Facebook makes a good number of talent-focused acquisitions, aka acqui-hires -- but the cost of each deal is normally kept under wraps. In a regulatory quarterly filing the company made today, though,...
01:43 am GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Google Delays The Nexus Q To Make It Better, But Pre-Order Customers Get A Free Dev Unit
Here's hoping you weren't planning on using one of Google's Nexus Qs any time soon -- the company has just revealed to pre-order customers that it has postponed the device's consumer launch because us...
12:30 am GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Wildfire Only Sells Ads Through Its Partner Adaptly, So Will Google Buy Them Too?
Wildfire, just acquired by Google, isn't a social ads company. It relies on its partner Adaptly for access to ads APIs for Facebook and other sites. That means Google may buy Adaptly or another ads co...
12:13 am GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga And Bump Delve Into Their Social-Mobile Future This Friday At The Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp
Mobile usage is upending web empires, as Silicon Valley has come to realize over the last few years. And we'll have two companies smack in the middle of the shift present at our Facebook Ecosystem Cru...
11:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Apologizes For Conflict Of Interest, Pointing Out Olympics Tweet To NBC
Twitter posted an explanation and apology on their blog regarding the Guy Adams/NBC debacle. “That said, we want to apologize for the part of this story that we did mess up,” the post read...
11:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Stagedom: An iPhone App To Follow Updates From Your Favorite Musicians
Shahar Nechmad, who previously founded and ran web analytics company NuComony (which was acquired by LivePerson), has a new startup whose pitch, at least, is a little more fun. Stagedom aims to be the...
11:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Lawyer Outs Internal Samsung Documents That Claim The iPhone Is Easy To Copy
Today the first shots were fired in the high-profile U.S. patent war between Apple and Samsung, beginning with Apple's opening statements.And no punch was pulled — Apple's lawyer made a few hard...
10:27 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Updates Cloud Player: Scan & Match Imports, 256 Kbps Audio Upgrades, Premium Accounts
Amazon just updated its Cloud Player music storage service with a number of interesting new features, including an iTunes Match-like scan and match technology that allows Amazon to just scan a user's ...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Google Acquires Wildfire, Will Now Sell Social Marketing Services On Facebook and Twitter
Google has just bought social marketing software developer Wildfire, which lets brands serve marketing and ad campaigns on Facebook,Google+,Twitter,Pinterest,YouTubeandLinkedIn.Wildfire has grown...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Google Acquires Wildfire, Will Now Sell Facebook And Twitter Marketing Services
Google has just bought social marketing software developer Wildfire, which lets brands serve marketing and ad campaigns on Facebook,Google+,Twitter,Pinterest,YouTubeandLinkedIn.Wildfire has grown...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch NBC Retracts Complaint, Guy Adams Is Back On Twitter
Independent reporter Guy Adams Twitter account was restored today. It wassuspendedafter Adams tweeted NBC President of the Olympics Gary Zenkel's email address.Adams tweeted in two parts, "Twitter ema...
10:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Welcome To The New And Improved Yahoo Mail. And Its Crashing.
Yahoo Mail users were surprised today by an upgrade that never went through, blocking them from accessing their inbox. Hundreds of users have taken to Yahoo Answers to try to figure out what's happeni...
09:53 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Is The #NBCFail On Olympics Coverage Giving Rise To VPN Pirates?
We've been pretty outspokenabout NBC's coverage of the Olympics. From what looked like a good start full of social media promise, the broadcaster has failed to deliver the most crucial element of all:...
09:38 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Caught Blue-Handed: Someone is Buying Mitt Romney Twitter Popularity
It looks like someone made the colossally silly decision to buy Mitt Romney Twitter followers. In just a few days earlier this month, Romney saw of a spike of 150,000 Twitter followers, and most of th...
09:22 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Google May Soon Give Chromebook Users 100 GB Of Free Google Drive Storage
Google's browser-centric Chromebooks have now found their way into your local big-box electronic store and they seem to be a hit with schools, but there is little evidence that mainstream users are wa...
09:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Unleashes Powerful Marketing Tool: Page Post Targeting By Age, Gender, and More
Today Facebook begins the roll out of "Page Post Targeting Enhanced" allowing Pages to target their posts to segments of fans with certain genders, ages, and other characteristics so they can tailor m...
09:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Unleashes Powerful Marketing Tool: Page Post Targeting By Age, Gender, Likes, and More
Today Facebook begins the roll out of "Page Post Targeting Enhanced" allowing Pages to target their posts to segments of fans with certain genders, ages, and other characteristics so they can tailor m...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Shelby.tv Raises $2.2 Million More To Rebuild Its Video Discovery Platform From The Ground Up
When Shelby.tv shut down its online video discovery engine earlier this month, some viewed it as a sign that the New York City-based startup was in trouble. While Reece Pacheco assured users that and ...
08:28 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Hiptype Launches A Google Analytics-Style Service For E-Books
A new startup called Hiptype wants to bring the bring all the analytics data that have become standard on the Web to the world of e-books.Hiptype's co-founders, James Levy (CEO) and Sohail Prasad (CTO...
08:13 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Obama Campaign Releases Mobile Voter Engagement App
Obama For America released the iPhone version of a voter engagement app today with the Android version set to be released soon. The app is meant to bolster the campaign's grassroots efforts, 100 days ...
08:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Decide.coms Shopping Engine Now Tells You What To Buy, Not Just When To Buy It
Decide.com, the shopping engine that tells you when to buy, is expanding into a new frontier: it's now going to tell you what to buy, too. The service, launched last summer by former Farecast engineer...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Reboots Mail Service, Calls It Outlook; Attacks Clutter, Adds Social
Continuing their rollout of updated and revamped services, Microsoft today is releasing a preview of its upcoming mail client reboot. Outlook, as it will be called going forward, is a fresh take on a ...
07:40 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Gay Mobile Social Network Hornet Is Fabulous: Rakes In 150K Users With 150% MOM Growth
While location-based social dating apps haven't gotten the best rap of late Skout being a particularly egregious example a certain segment of the population seems to just love them: the gay folks. G...
07:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Apple TV Finally Adds Hulu Plus Why It Took So Long, And Why It Makes Sense Now
Good news for Hulu Plus fans who also happen to have an Apple TV in their homes: The subscription VOD service is now available as an app on the streaming device. But wait -- why is Hulu Plus coming to...
07:12 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Could A New Coupon App Bring Facebook One Step Closer To Retail Commerce?
There have been some signals coming from Facebook that point to how it could one day become a platform for e-commerce beyond apps and virtual goods on Facebook itself. There are its patent holdings, a...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch NBCFail: Would Twitter Delete Gagas Account If She Linked To An Email?
We're not going to apologise for returning to the storm surrounding the suspension of a journalist's Twitter account because in a free-speech democracy, this stuff matters.To re-cap:The Twitter accoun...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Sprout Social Releases Queue and ViralPost To Help Clients Better Reach Their Audience
Sprout Social, a social management and publishing tool suite, released Sprout Queue and ViralPost today, estimating that the new features will help brands increase engagement with social content by 30...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Evernote Hires CNETs Rafe Needleman As Its New Platform Advocate For Third-Party Apps
Evernote, the Silicon Valley company that makes note-taking and personal archiving software, is announcing today that it's hired longtime tech journalist Rafe Needleman as its new Platform Advocate an...
06:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest-Like Social Travel Planner Trippy Inks Deals With 6 Major Brands, 20 More To Come
Trippy, the social travel planner which debuted last fall at TechCrunch Disrupt, is going to begin pulling in some additional revenue starting today, thanks to a newly launched feature: brand profile ...
06:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Nestio Updates Mobile App To Make Apartment Hunting A Little Less Awful
After launching at TechStars NY in April, the Tripit of apartment listings, Nestio, raised 750K in funding. And it would appear that the cash is going to good use, as the company has just released ver...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Thumb Brings New Opinion-Sharing App To Android, Says Average Engagement Now 5 Hours Per Month
Thumb, the mobile startup that makes it easy for users to ask for and share opinions, is bringing a big update to its Android app today.Thumb 3.0 launched on iOS at the beginning of June. CEO Dan Kura...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Instacanvas Raises $1M Round For Its Instagram Prints, Expands Its Product Offerings
One of the cool things about Instagram is that it has spawned a whole ecosystem of companies that use the popular photography app's APIs to develop their own services. One of these is Instacanvas, a r...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Instacanvas Raises $1.7M Round For Its Instagram Prints, Expands Its Product Offerings
One of the cool things about Instagram is that it has spawned a whole ecosystem of companies that use the popular photography app's APIs to develop their own services. One of these is Instacanvas, a r...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Fanhattan Adds A Watchlist And Shows From NBC, HBO, And Cinemax To Its Video Discovery App
When Fanhattan launched its iPad app last year, it had just four content sources to choose from. With the latest release of its app, being launched today, Fanhattan's now got content from 14 different...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Techcrunch Lemon Wallet Releases Android App, Lemon Business
Mobile wallet platform Lemon released an Android application and a Smarter Wallet Business Plan today.The company, which launchedin late 2011 and recently raised $8 million in Series A, claims that ov...
05:54 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012