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11:15 pm GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Updates Messenger For iOS With New Chat UI, iOS 6 And iPhone 5 Support
Facebook just launched a new version of its Messenger app for iOS. Messenger, the company's stand-alone chat app, got a bit of a user interface refresh with this update, as well as a speed boost and o...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch The Next Big E-Commerce Wave: Vertically Integrated Commerce
Editor's note:Boris Wertz is the founder of version one ventures, and has invested in more than 35 early-stage consumer Internet and mobile companies, including Chloe & Isabel, Julep, and Indochin...
10:30 pm GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch Bootstraps Maintainers Leave Twitter For GitHub And Obvious Corp., Will Move It Into Its Own Organization
Twitter's Bootstrap, an open-source framework for quickly building web sites and apps, has been a massive success. It's even starting to spawn its own ecosystem of related services now. Mark Otto and ...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch Should You Trust Your Gut? The Answer Is Yes.
Editors note:DerekAndersenis the founder ofStartup Grind, a 30-city event series hosted in 15-countries that educates, inspires, and connects entrepreneurs.Hes ex-Electronic Arts as well as the founde...
09:30 pm GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch PSA For Win8 Devs: The Only Way To Distribute Your Metro Apps Is Through The Windows Store
Here is a reminder for developers who want to write apps for Windows 8's Metro mode (or whatever Microsoft prefers to call it these days): the only way to distribute your apps to consumers is through ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Platformicide
The Gillmor Gang John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor watched in amazement as Twitter made good on its promise to hobble the core of its viral power adopter dev...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Maps Is A Black Eye, Nothing More
Editor's Note: Jim Dalrymple is a former Editor at Large at Macworld, and contributing expert on Apple-related topics on CNN, Fox, CBS and ABC. You can follow Jim on Twitter [email protected], and on his ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch Lessons From The Dramatic Slow-Motion Death Of Wikitravel
Once upon a time, in 2003, there were two entrepeneurs with a dream. Their names were Evan Prodromou and Michele Ann Jenkins, and they dreamed of a collectively edited global travel guide -- a Wikiped...
09:00 am GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Success Requires The Drive For Data
Editor's note:Jeff Ma is the founder of tenXer, a startup that provides tools to help peoplebetter understand their performance, progress, and productivity at work.Previously, he helped start GolfSpan...
06:00 am GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch Here Are The Singers Competing In Next Weeks American Idol For The Geek Set
Earlier this month, I wrote about Silicon Valley Voice, a karaoke competition for the tech world hosted by Silicon Valley Bank and Coverflow (a cover band made up of techies including Mayfield Fund's ...
03:47 am GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Adds A Clarifying Description To Its Apps For Passbook Page In The App Store
Apple has made a small but significant tweak to its App Store for iOS 6 users, changing the Apps for Passbook section of the store. Before, when you clicked through in Passbook the link that brings yo...
03:28 am GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch Rest In Peace, Charles Alfred Eldon: A Pioneer Of Silicon Valley, A Role Model For This New Generation
Decades before Steve Jobs, the Google founders, and Mark Zuckerberg, small groups of unglamorous technologists turned Santa Clara Valley into the world-changing region we are still reinventing today.M...
03:15 am GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch Ford CTO Paul Mascarenas On Bridging The Worlds Of Silicon Valley And Motor City [TCTV]
When you think about Detroit, you don't often think first about technology; you think about automobiles. But the reality is that nowadays, the two industries are more intertwined than ever. Indeed, it...
03:15 am GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch Post-SingTel Acquisition, Photo Aggregation App Pixable Gets An Image-Centric Redesign
A little more than a week after announcing its acquisition by telecom giant SingTel, Pixable is releasing a substantially redesigned version of its iPhone photo aggregation app.As with the old version...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Adds A Clarifying Description To Its Apps For Passbook Page In The App Store
Apple has made a small but significant tweak to its App Store for iOS 6 users, changing the Apps for Passbook section of the store. Before, when you clicked through in Passbook the link that brings yo...
02:35 am GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Tickets To Boxs 2012 #BoxWorks Event
Happy Friday! We have something special to give away. Box is hosting its annual BoxWorks event October 7-9 in San Francisco. And we have a bunch of tickets. Box has some amazing speakers on tap. Box C...
02:29 am GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Security Firm Qualys IPO Opens At $12Share, Raising $71.8M
As of today, one more enterprise cloud startup is now a publicly-listed company. Qualys -- trading as QLYS -- opened trading today on the Nasdaq with shares priced at $12, in the mid-range of the expe...
01:56 am GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch The FeedBurner Deathwatch Continues: Google Kills AdSense For Feeds
As part of its latest round of "spring cleaning," Google just announced that it is shuttering AdSense for Feeds. The service, which allows publishers to earn a bit of extra revenue by adding Google's ...
01:11 am GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Spring Cleaning In Fall: AdSense For Feeds, Classic Plus, and Spreadsheet Gadgets Get The Axe
It's that time again when Google does its "Spring Cleaning." Basically, that means the company axes the stuff that really isn't working and takes up too much time or resources. But lets' call it what ...
01:04 am GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 09.28.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 2pm Pacific....
12:46 am GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Shares Jump More Than 6% After Gifts Launch. (Hooray For New Revenue Streams.)
Well, Facebook shareholders sure like the sound of Gifts. Around Wall Street's close yesterday, the company launched a much anticipated e-commerce initiative that lets Facebook users send real, physic...
12:38 am GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch Evernote Listens To Unhappy Skitch 2.0 Users: Brings Back Some Old Features And Version 1.0
Earlier this month, Evernote launched version 2.0 of Skitch, the popular screenshot tool the company acquired in 2011. Sadly, Skitch 2.0 didn't just do away with Skitch's idiosyncratic but highly func...
12:10 am GMT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Techcrunch Groupons Leadership Shuffle Continues: New North American Sales VP Named To Replace Muhr, Who Now Heads EMEA
The churn at Groupon's executive level continues apace. The company has just announced that it has appointed a new vice president for North America, Rob Kilgarriff, who is taking over the role from Ch...
11:56 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Ptch Partners With Paramount, Letting Users Remix Their Own Paranormal Activity Found Footage
Ever since Paranormal Activity hit it big in movie theaters five years ago, fans have been making their own spoof videos, essentially trying to replicate the found footage style of the movies in homag...
11:56 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare Partners With OpenTable To Make Dinner Reservations Simple
Making reservations just got really easy, thanks to a new partnership. Here's what Foursquare had to say about its parntership with OpenTable today...
11:55 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Treasure Data Launches Cloud-Based Data Warehouse With Investment From Ruby Creator Yukihiro Matz Matsumoto
Cloud-based data warehouse company Treasure Data officially opened its doors this week with $1.5 million in funding that includes an investment from Yukihiro Matz Matsumoto the creator of the Ruby pr...
11:49 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Apples New CEO, Tom Brooks
Earlier today KTVU got a major component of the Apple Maps apology story wrong, tweeting that: "Apple CEO Tom Brooks apologizes for new Maps applicationhttps://t.co/YJbhg7tj." Obviously, KTVU got mixe...
11:47 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Music-Sharing Startup MyStream Preps Android Launch, Looks Beyond Music
MyStream, a mobile music-sharing app that launched on iOS more than a year ago, plans to go cross-platform next week with the launch of its Android app. Founder and CEO Richard Zelson also tells me th...
10:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch HPs Open webOS Goes 1.0, Can Now Be Ported To New Devices
HP's TouchPad and Palm phones are dead, but webOS continues to enjoy some kind of existence as open-source technology. Following an initial beta release back at the end of August, Open webOS graduates...
10:04 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Color CEO Bill Nguyen Checks Out Of Day-To-Day Operations, While A New Leadership Team Re-Tools
Sources tell us there is turmoil at the executive levels of Color Labs, the startup that launched with a focus on photo-sharing but quickly became a poster child for Silicon Valley hype after landing ...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Another Day, Another Eyeful Of HTCs Slightly Updated One X+
Well, if you still harbored any doubts that HTC was working on a slightly-tweaked version of its flagship One X smartphone, some new images courtesy of Pocket-Lint should help put them to rest. The ne...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Professor Facebook: Social Network Co-Designs New Course At General Assembly
Facebook is dipping its toes into the teaching space with a new class at General Assembly, a popular education nonprofit for startup co-working and vocational training. The new co-designed curriculum ...
09:57 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Windows Phone Dev Center Now Provides User Review Translations For App Developers
Microsoft is really trying to increase the appeal of Window Phone to developers, and a new tool just released adds a small, but very useful feature: instant translation of user reviews from onelanguag...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint And Motorola Party Like Its 2010: Motorola XPRT Finally Gets A Taste Of Gingerbread
Now that Motorola is owned by Google, you may think that past and present Motorola devices should get the latest and best version of Android. With Sprint announcing quietly on its forum that the Motor...
09:38 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch U.S. Appeals Court: Samsung Free To Seek Lifting Of Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales Injunction
The U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh can decide whether or not to lift the ban on U.S. sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1-inch tablet, the court said...
09:23 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches A New Tablet-Optimized User Interface For Flight Search
Google just announced an update to its Flight Search feature that makes it easier for tablet users to search for and book travel from the couch. According to a recent study, 47 percent of all U.S. tab...
09:08 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Announces New Improvements For Discover Tab, Adds Continuous Tweet Stream
Today, Twitter announced some updates to its Discover offering. Here's what the company had to say:...
09:01 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Is Heavily Promoting Alternative Map Apps On The App Store
Now that Apple has told the world that it didn't come with its best offering for Maps, the company is now featuring other Map applications heavily within the App Store....
09:01 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Is Heavily Promoting Alternative Map Apps In The App Store
Now that Apple has told the world that it didn't come with its best offering for Maps, the company is now featuring other map applications heavily within the App Store....
09:01 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch PadPivot NST Review: The Best Available iPad Stand Just Got Better
I've seen a lot of iPad stands in my day. Comes with the territory. But only one has ever earned a regular place in my gadget bag and on my desk: A scrappy upstart from Kickstarter that made it to big...
08:57 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch AngelList Wings Is A Handy App For Searching AngelList On Your iPhone
If you're a heavy user of the startup community that is AngelList, there's a useful little application that you should know about. The under-the-radar iOS app called "AngelList Wings" is a native app ...
08:33 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Google Updates Gmail For iOS With Support For The iPhone 5s Larger Screen
This isn't exactly the launch of Google Maps for iOS, but Google just updatedGmail for iOS, whichnow supports the iPhone 5's elongated 4-inch display. Instead of seeing black bars at the top and botto...
08:28 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Well Played On Maps, Apple. Your Move, Google.
This crazy game of poker continues between Apple and Google in what has been dubbed by some people as #mapsgate. Today, Apple CEO Tim Cook stepped out and apologized for the poor experience that its ...
08:07 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Flat-Fee, Dongle-Free Card Payments Startup Emu Opens For Business In U.K., Registrations In Europe
Square better get a move on launching its first non-U.S. mobile payment service because the market for point-of-sale mobile payments continues to hot up. We've been following the fortunes of Square-li...
07:44 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Apples Pandora-Killer Hits Licensing Trouble With SonyATV
One rumor that was nearly forgotten amid the iPhone 5's launch and iOS 6 media circus was that Apple was reportedly looking to release a Pandora-killer soon. The streaming music service would be a nat...
07:36 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn Shuts Off API Access To Fellow Professional Social Network Viadeo For TOS Violations
LinkedIn has shut off API access to fellow professional social network Viadeo and a number of other startups who have been tapping into LinkedIn's firehose of data via its open API program. The other ...
06:50 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch iOS 6 Adoption At Just Over One Week: 60% For iPhone And 41% For iPad
Adoption of Apple's iOS 6 continues to trend upwards, with touch-friendly website conversion provider Onswipe seeing more users flocking to the newly-releasedplatform, despite its apparent shortcoming...
06:32 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Business Dashboards Get Instant Widgets, And Geckoboard Gets $1.5M From Top Investors
Geckoboard, the London-based developer of an online dashboard product that lets businesses monitor company-related information in real time through the use of widgets, has today announced two key piec...
05:54 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch BlackBerry 10 Touch, Qwerty Devices Leak In Video; RIM Wants Lady Gaga To Help Sell BB10
RIM is still bathing in the afterglow of yesterday's Q2 2013 fiscal results not being as awful as some had feared. The company remains in the invidious position of having to flog an out-of-date OS (BB...
05:51 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Neil Young Begins His Long Quest Towards True Audio Fidelity With Pono, A New Music Service And Device
Singer-songwriter-rocker Neil Young has been talking about problems with modern audio codecs for decades. He was angry at CDs back in the 1990s and most recently he lashed out against MP3s and digital...
05:48 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Socializes New Ad Platform Turns Passbook Passes Into Mobile Ads
Let our Passbook obsession continue! Since the debut of Apple's pseudo-mobile wallet in iOS 6 earlier this month, the extended developer community has rushed to deliver value-add solutions built on to...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Pay-By-Keyword Startup Seconds Refocuses As A Way To Make Anyone A Merchant
Seattle-based mobile payments startup Seconds today unveiled a new direction for its product, looking to fill some of the space left behind by the acquisition of competitor Venmo and Square's growing ...
05:19 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Google Maps, Now With More High-Res Satellite And 45 Aerial Imagery
Google Maps gets more awesome by the day. Earlier this week, the service started rolling out stunning underwater imagery- if you will, a seaview mode. Now Google took to the Google Maps blog to announ...
04:44 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Tim Cook Apologizes For Apple Maps, Points To Competitive Alternatives
Apple has finally made a real statement to its customers apologizing about the Maps drama that's been unfolding over the past few weeks with the introduction of iOS 6. According to CEO Tim Cook, the c...
04:04 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Apples iPhone 5 Availability Expands: What It Means To Regional Carriers
Apple isn't delaying bringing its latest iPhone to regional carriers this time around, with launches across the U.S. going out today, at a list of carriers that includes C Spire, Bluegrass Cellular, A...
03:50 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Survey: Younger Shoppers Increasingly Using Mobiles To Buy And Compare
The rising star of mulitchannel retail is mobile, according to a survey of U.S. and U.K. consumers conducted by a digital marketing group Econsultancy. It's not a particularly surprising finding -- gi...
01:13 pm GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch MyVR Raises $1.4M From YC, SV Angel, Chris Dixon To Attack The $85B Vacation Rental Industry
Thanks to the HomeAways and Airbnbs of the world, more and more people are looking to rent their apartments and homes. There are currently some six million active vacation rentals in the U.S. and Euro...
10:03 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch New Pricing For Amazon RDS Running Oracle Database
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has added a new pricing option for its Relational Database Service (RDS) running on Oracle with a micro instance. The addition follows announcements over the past few months ...
10:03 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch New Pricing For Amazon RDS Running Oracle Database To Build, Test and Run Low-Traffic Apps
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has added a new pricing option for its Relational Database Service (RDS) running on Oracle with a micro instance. The addition follows announcements over the past few months ...
08:28 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Which Founders Use FoundersCard? Craig Newmark, Kevin Rose, Leah Busque & 8K Others
In 2009, Eric Kuhn created FoundersCard as a way to give entrepreneurs the same kind of elite programs, perks and networking opportunities traditionally reserved for execs of Fortune 500 companies. By...
06:03 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Pluralis Takes A Crowdsourced Approach To Improving Your Landing Pages
A startup called Pluralisis taking a 99 Designs-style approach to solving a fairly specific problem improving the conversion rate on landing pages.Normally, if a business has a landing page that it t...
04:06 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch An Afternoon With Bad Piggies, Rovios Next Hit
You've probably already heard, but just in case you forgot to wear your Angry Birds merchandise, Bad Piggies has just hit the scene. It's Rovio's latest and greatest, and it brings something slightly ...
03:36 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Most Docks Should Work With The Lightning Adapter And iPhone 5
A bit of good news amidst in the seeming rubble that is the iPhone 5 launch: the $30 adapter you have to buy to connect your Lightning iPhone 5 to your old and busted iPod dock should stream audio wit...
03:13 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Employers Banned From Asking For Social Media Passwords In California
A newly signed California law forbids employers and universities from asking employees and potential recruits for their social media passwords. The law was hastily developed in response to a string of...
01:41 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Brit + Co. Gets Into E-Commerce With Brit Kits, Monthly Deliveries Of All Things Crafty
For the past year, Silicon Valley's geek-chic answer to Martha Stewart Brit Morin has been full speed ahead on Brit + Co., her tech-meets-fashion-media-and-lifestyle startup -- raising $1.25 mill...
01:14 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch App.net Will Start Paying Developers $20K A Month To Be Part Of Its Ecosystem, Beginning October 1
After raising $500,000 to create an ad-free social platform for developers six weeks ago, Dalton Caldwell's App.net has silently been courting developers to build apps that rely on its APIs. Now it's ...
12:44 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Have Just A Phone Number? iOS 6 Facebook Integration Can Fill In The Blanks
A tipster pointed out to us that Facebook integration in iOS 6 could fill in details someone might not otherwise have if they get a hold of a phone number and put it into their Contacts app. Daniel Io...
12:44 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch [Corrected] Have Just A Phone Number? iOS 6 Facebook Integration Can Fill In The Blanks
A tipster pointed out to us that Facebook integration in iOS 6 could fill in details someone might not otherwise have if they get a hold of a phone number and put it into their Contacts app. Daniel Io...
12:44 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Have Just A Phone Number? iOS 6 Facebook Integration Can Fill In The Blanks [Updated]
A tipster pointed out to us that Facebook integration in iOS 6 could fill in details someone might not otherwise have if they get a hold of a phone number and put it into their Contacts app. Daniel Io...
12:44 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Have Just A Phone Number? iOS 6 Facebook Integration Can Fill In The Blanks [Corrected]
A tipster pointed out to us that Facebook integration in iOS 6 could fill in details someone might not otherwise have if they get a hold of a phone number and put it into their Contacts app. Daniel Io...
12:29 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Google Now Lets You Watch Movie Trailers Directly On Its Search Results Pages
Google just announced that it is adding a 'trailer' button to movie-related search results. With this, you can now watch a YouTube-based trailer in an overlay on top of your search results page withou...
12:15 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch First Look At Snapjoys iOS App For Photo Viewing. Apple, Take Notice.
I told you about a new feature from the Snapjoy team just the other day, but it seems like things are picking up for the small Boulder company....
12:10 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch Moo Adds Programmable NFC Chips To Their Business Cards
As the proud owner of a set of tiny Moo business cards with a big sexy QR code on them, I'm impressed to see that Moo itself has done me one better. They're now adding nearly invisible programmable NF...
12:08 am GMT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Techcrunch RIMs Fiscal Q2 2013 Results: Net Loss Of $235 Million On $2.9 Billion In Revenue, 7.4 Million BlackBerrys Shipped
After a roller coaster of a week, RIM has just released its fiscal Q2 2013 financials and -- shocker -- they're not as bad as some thought. The Waterloo-based company reported a net GAAP loss of $235 ...
11:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch From Socks To Starbucks: Facebook Launches Gifts To Take On Amazon And Let You Buy Hundreds Of Real Products For Friends
Facebook today launches Facebook Gifts, its first ecommerce product that lets it earn a percentage of sales when you use it to buy friends real gifts for their birthday, wedding, or other special occa...
11:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch From Socks To Starbucks: Facebook Launches Gifts To Take On Amazon And Let You Buy 100s Of Products For Friends
Facebook today launches Facebook Gifts, its first ecommerce product that lets it earn a percentage of sales when you use it to buy friends real gifts for their birthday, wedding, or other special occa...
11:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch From Socks To Starbucks: Facebook Enters Ecommerce With Gifts That Lets You Buy 100s Of Products For Friends
Facebook today launches Facebook Giftsto make ecommerce social and more convenient. It turns user data into suggestions for gifts to buy right from where you spend your time, and without a friend's ad...
11:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch From Socks To Starbucks: Facebook Turns Ecommerce Social With Gifts That Lets You Easily Buy For Friends
Facebook today launches Facebook Giftsto make ecommerce more convenient. It turns user data into suggestions for gifts to buy right from where you spend your time, and without a friend's address. Face...
11:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Out Ecommerce, Facebook Turns Karma Acquisition Into Gifts
Facebook today launches Facebook Giftsto make ecommerce more convenient. It turns user data into suggestions for gifts to buy right from where you spend your time, and without a friend's address. Face...
11:34 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Search.XXX Is Live And Ready To Help You Search The XXX
The eunuch led the blind man through the market, through the door in the wall, and into the gardens. They sat under a dead tree. The eunuch took out the meal. They ate."Tell me about the Unraveling?" ...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Ignite, The Personal Health Startup Launching Out Of Bravos Silicon Valley Reality Show
So far, the most successful company to be launched out of Bravo TV's incredibly popular suite of reality shows is a company that makes low-calorie cocktails for women. A lucrative business, sure, but ...
11:18 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Fuze Network, A Payments Company Focused On Serving The Unbanked & Under-Banked, Raises $2.5 Million
Fuze Network, a payments technology company based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has raised $2.5 million in additional financing, according to a new SEC filing. The round includes participation from NYC'sMe...
11:18 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Fuze Network, A Payments Company Focused On Serving The Unbanked & Under-Banked, Raises $2.5 Million [Updated]
Fuze Network, a payments technology company based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has raised $2.5 million in additional financing, according to a new SEC filing. The round was led by Dana Stalder at Matrix P...
11:18 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Fuze Network, A Payments Company Focused On The Under-Banked, Raises $2.5 Million Series A [Updated]
Fuze Network, a payments technology company based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has raised $2.5 million in Series A financing, according to a new SEC filing. The round was led by Dana Stalder at Matrix Par...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Maynard Webb Pays It Forward With WIN
"In the Studio" welcomes this week a seasoned operational executive, a board member at some of the Valley's largest companies, and long-time angel investor who, upon leaving behind his work in industr...
10:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Murdoch Finally Invites The Google Spiders To Search London Times
Back in 2009, Rupert Murdoch closed the London Times down with a paywall, preventing even Google from perusing the stories contained within. Approximately 200,000 subscribers later (or 130,751 if you'...
10:55 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Growing Its Influence, Klout Gets Strategic Investment From Microsoft And Serious Bing Integration
Klout hasn't just defied influential tech pundits, its social reputation scorecard has won them over. Now the sometimes-controversial startup is aiming at search. The startup has just signed a strateg...
10:45 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Troubleshooting Q&A Platform FixYas New iOS App Allows You To Record And Post Videos Of Product Issues
FixYa, the Q&A site for products where where amateur product experts give repair advice to consumers, is debuting a new app today that allows people to shoot a video of a product problem with thei...
10:44 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Censorship In The Americas: Google Brazil Chief Just Released From Custody
Government censorship isn't confined to the religious hotbeds of the Eastern Hemisphere: Google's top executive in Brazil was just released from custody after YouTube refused to take down a video crit...
10:31 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix App Updated To Take Advantage Of Wide Screen iPhone 5, iOS 6
Netflix teased this update earlier, and now it has delivered full support for the iPhone 5's larger screen and new aspect ratio. It's a change that means users get access to an improved browsing exper...
10:25 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Mobile News Feed Ads Are Popular And The Best Way To Buy Fans, Ad Tech CEOs Confirm
Facebook mobile news feed ads are a hit with advertisers and they'rethe most efficient way to purchase Facebook fans, say five out of five leading Facebook ad-buying software startups.The data comes f...
10:17 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Mozillas Persona Login System Is Now In Beta, Takes On OpenID And OAuth
Mozilla's Persona, the organization's experimental distributed login system that's an alternative to OpenID and OAuth, is now officially in public beta. Mozilla bills Persona as a "login system that c...
10:13 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Cut The Rope-Maker ZeptoLab Score A Deal To Come To Kids Meals Near You
In another sign that mobile games are challenging or usurping other mediums like cartoons for creating powerful childrens' brands, Russia's Zeptolab just signed a deal with Burger King to bring their ...
09:56 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch FarmVille 2 Aporkalypse: Where Are The Pigs In Zyngas New Social Gaming Cash-Cow?
FarmVille 2 is Zynga's second go at milking as much filthy lucre from its farm-based social gaming franchise as possible. There's no mystery to its existence. The franchise has been a runaway hit for ...
09:53 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Merges Trends And Insights For Search, Expands Hot Searches List to India, Japan And Singapore
Google just announced that it is merging Google Trends, its tool for checking trending topics, and Insights for Search, its tool for comparing search terms over time, into one single Google Trends pro...
09:41 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Source: Apples UDID Replacement For Advertisers In iOS 6 Is Broken
Apple's UDID replacement for iOS 6, a more private and tool dubbed the Apple Advertising Identifier that users can opt out of, isn't working according to mobile app marketing platform Trademob. I spok...
09:41 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Cracking The Nut With Jam, SAP Moves Social Tools Out Of The Silo And Into Business Apps
SAP is rebuilding its social tools with a service called Jam that it will launch in November. It will combine social networking, real-time updates, and the ability to build apps that are "purpose buil...
09:37 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Introduces An Easier Way To Sync Gmail Contacts To Your iPhone
No need to let Facebook and Twitter have all the iOS-integration fun: today, Google announced a new, easier way for Gmail users to sync their Google Contacts to their iOS devices. The company is intro...
09:23 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Schedules October 24th NYC Event, Expect The Galaxy Note II To Finally Launch In The US
Get ready for another Samsung mobile launch. The Korean electronic giant just sent out invites for an October 24th NYC event. And judging by the prominent S-Pen graphic, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is ...
09:17 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches FieldTrip, A Location-Aware App That Helps You Find Cool Stuff Around You
Google just launched Fieldtrip, a new location-based app that, as the company says, is meant to be "your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you." Just like Google Now sho...
09:16 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Reviewers Failed J.K. Rowlings New Book
Goddess of the Harry Potter Universe, J.K. Rowling, released her new book to instant global stardom, but if eager fans rush to Amazon to see if Rowling still has her literary magic, they will be dread...
09:06 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Camera+ Goes Big, Makes The Leap From iPhone To iPad
Camera+ is a consistently top-selling app in Apple's iOS App Store, providing users with enhanced camera features and effects. Developer tap tap tap hopes thatsuccesswilltranslateto the larger sc...
09:02 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Could Be Working On A Square Competitor
Rumors have been coming in that Amazon is readying a mobile payments product that could compete with Square, Intuit GoPayment and PayPal Here. A tipster and an industry source both tell us that Amazon...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Mobiles Hidden Opportunity: Marketplaces
Editors note:Matt Cohler isa General Partner atBenchmark Capital. Hes responsible for identifying investment opportunities in Internet-related companies in addition to working closely with companies a...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch With Fitbit And RunKeeper Data, Notch Offers A Creative Way To Visualize Your Health
It's a good time to be a healthy geek -- and to start becoming one. Of late, we've seen an exponential increase in digital health data thanks to growing popularity of a new generation of smart, wearab...
08:55 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Wild Rumor: GoogleAsus Prepping $99 Nexus 7 iPad Mini Killer For 2012 Release
And from left field comes a wild rumor. Digitimes is reporting today, citing unnamed sources, that Google and Asus are preparing the next generation of Nexus 7 tablets. There are two versions on tap: ...
08:34 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Gates Foundation Kicks Off $2.5M College Knowledge App Contest With EdTech Hackathon At Facebook
To inspire developers to build apps that help kids get into, stay in, and graduate from college, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched an education tech Facebook app contest today with 30 p...
08:26 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Social Marketing Platform Woobox Lets Businesses Send Apple Passbook Coupons Via SMS
Woobox, a two-year old social marketing platform, recently added support for Apple's Passbook in its coupons app. The integration lets businesses create Passbook coupons using its system, and can even...
08:18 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch 3D Printer Form 1 Gets 6X Its $100K Funding Goal On Kickstarter In One Day
3D printing is coming into its own. No longer relegated to the professional sector, anyone who has the cash can essentially join in the fun with a Makerbot or a RepRap. But FormLabs has found a way to...
08:17 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Whole Hardware History In A 3-Minute Video
Apple has made a lot of stuff, like a lot. One enterprising fan, August Brandels, has created a three-and-a-half minute video that provides a good overview of most of that stuff, cut from various Appl...
08:07 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Skyfire Integrates Apps Into Your Mobile Browser With Its Horizon Toolbar
Mobile startup Skyfire is launching a new platform called Horizon today, which is supposed to offer an integrated experience for consumers to access applications like Facebook, Wikipedia, and Yelp whi...
08:02 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch The Facebook Effect? Shutterstock Prices IPO Shares At $13-$15 To Raise $54.2M, Half The Original $115M
Online stock photography company Shutterstock, which filed for an IPO in May, has today filed its S-1. It will be offering 4,500,000 shares,pricing them between $13-15, the document revealed today. Bu...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Plasmyd, A Search EngineDiscussion Platform Just For Scientists
"The WWW project was started to allow high energy physicists to share data, news, and documentation," Tim Berners Lee wrote in his Usenet post announcing the World Wide Web in 1991. "We are very inter...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Airbnb Mobile Usage Soars As Its iOS App Passes 1 Million Downloads, Accounts For 26% Of All Traffic
Airbnb is raising a whole lot of money at a big valuation, we reported yesterday, as the company continues to see hockey stick-like growth. But as quickly as its web usage is taking off, the company i...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch And Now For Apples Next Trick: Inductive Charging, Syncing And Docking For iPhones
Today is apparently Apple patent application day, and there's another new one just published and unearthed by AppleInsider that describes a method for inductive charging. "But inductive charging alrea...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Googles Eric Schmidt Dance Gangnam Style
Yep. This really happened on a recent Asian business trip to help launch the Nexus 7. Good for Schmidt. Homeboy knows how to have fun. Next up, Steve Ballmer doing the Macarena....
07:01 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch AOLs First Mobile Game Clucks Uses Nuance Voice Recognition In A Video- And Turn-Based Mobile Word Game
Among consumers, AOL is probably best known for its media holdings (it owns sites like TechCrunch, Engadget and HuffingtonPost, as well as AOL.com) and its past life as an ISP, but it has long been tr...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch A Guide To Guest Columns On TechCrunch
TechCrunch has been running guest posts since the early days. Here's one aboutThe State of Online Feed Readersfrom 2006 (hey, it was a hot topic back then!).But times have changed (not just for RSS!),...
06:49 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Marks 14 Years Organizing The Worlds Information With Birthday Doodle
The chameleonic Google Doodle is currently marking a very special occasion for Mountain View: today is the search giant's 14th birthday. The Birthday Doodle is a rather simplistic affair, compared to ...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch 12 Tips To Building a Successful Startup Community Where You Live
Editors Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC atGRP Partners. Read more about Suster atBothsidesofthetableIn the first phase of the Internet - roughly from 19...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch New Zealand Prime Minister Apologizes To Kim Dotcom As Megaupload Nears Relaunch
"Headlines from Britain to Malaysia, France to China, Germany to Brazil, Australia to the US. An apology can go a long way," said Kim Dotcom in a recent tweet. It's true. This comes after the New Zeal...
06:21 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Rejects Apples Claim That Its Use Of App Store Is False Advertising
Flashback! Remember this one? Last year, Apple filed a trademark lawsuit against Amazon, claiming that Amazon's use of the term "App Store" (as in "Amazon Appstore") could contribute to confusion amon...
06:12 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch HowAboutWe Provides Hand-Picked Date Ideas To Help Couples Fall And Stay In Love
Helping couples to stay happy, connected and in love is what HowAboutWe is all about. Each month, couples receive a DateBook with beautifully presented, one-of-a-kind dates specifically curated for it...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Pew Pew Pew! iPhone 5 Destroyed By Lasers [Video]
I've avoided posting videos of people shooting the iPhone with bullets, dropping iPhones into squirrel pens, and ingesting and then excreting iPhones because I think such videos are wasteful and point...
06:01 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Website Creation Platform Joomla Debuts Version 3.0, Mobile And Tablet Optimized Thanks To Twitter Bootstrap
Joomla, the open-source-based content management system that competes against WordPress, Drupal and others in the world of blog, website and intranet creation, has today taken a step up in the world o...
05:51 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Nokias Lumia 820 And 920 To Hit Italy And Germany In November, Russia In Q4
Nokia was eager to talk up its new pair of Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia smartphones earlier this month, but the company left one weighty question on the table: when can we actually get our hands on t...
05:48 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Siri Patent Application Hints At Apps Becoming A Backround Service Layer
Apple has filed a sizeable 51-page patent application continuation with the USPTO according to AppleInsider, which covers Siri in general terms, described broadly as an "Intelligent Automated Assistan...
05:40 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Bad Piggies Is A Hit, Taking Just 3 Hours To Hit The Top Spot In The U.S. App Store
And just like that, Rovio is back to number 1. The Finnish gaming company today launched Bad Piggies, an entirely new game that features some of the same characters from the smash hit, Angry Birds. In...
05:35 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Quantcast Open Sources Hadoop Distributed File System Alternative
Quantcast, an internet audience measurement and ad targeting service, processes over 20 petabytes of data per day using Apache Hadoop and its own custom file system called Quantcast File System (QFS)....
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch True Ventures-Backed Madefire Brings Its Digital Comics To The iPhone
Madefire just launched the iPhone (and iPod Touch) version of its comics-reading app, expanding beyond the iPad and optimizing the experience for a smaller screen.The company has recruited some impres...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Magazine Publisher Future Charts Path Back To Profitability Thanks To Apples Newsstand
Future, an international publisher whose titles include T3, Official Xbox Magazine and websites like GamesRadar, revealed in a new trading update today that it is building up a good incoming gross rev...
04:32 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Rovios Bad Piggies Goes Live In The App Store: Build Bridges, Dont Burn Them
Angry Birds is now a household name. Even Rovio (the company responsible for the ultra-successful bird-flinging app) is a logo as familiar as EA's. But today we'll have to add another bit of vocabular...
04:25 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Patents In-Screen Speakers, Flexible Displays And Tactile Keyboards For Future iPhones And iPads
Apple has published a new patent today, one that takes the possibilities for future iOS mobile devices and adds a whole heap of abilities seemingly ripped from sci-fi thanks to flexible display techno...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch BlueStacks Partners With AMD, Bringing 500,000 Android Apps To Windows PCs
BlueStacks, the startup that's bringing Android applications to Mac and Windows computers, is today announcing a partnership with chipmaker AMD which will see its catalog of applications optimized for...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch App Marketing Costs Decline In August As Developers Held Their Breath For The iPhone 5
The cost of bringing in new users to mobile apps declined last month as developers and consumers waited for the new iPhone 5. The average daily download volume for the top 200 free iPhone apps dropped...
03:35 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Eric Schmidt Talks Apple Partnership, Samsung And Patent Problems
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is in Seoul attending the launch of the Nexus 7 in Korea Thursday, and he's been very talkative on a number of topics, as he was in Tokyo earlier in the week. Th...
02:53 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Europe Shoots For The Clouds: EC Lays Out New Cloud Strategy To Add 160B To EU GDP By 2020
Up to now, the European Commission has kept a relatively light position on where it stands with cloud services -- putting more effort into the wider issues like broadband and mobile regulation and ens...
02:01 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch EU To Charge Microsoft Over Browser Compliance Breach
European Union regulators are preparing to charge Microsoft for failing to comply with a 2009 ruling ordering the company to offer users of its desktop operating system a choice of web browsers, Reute...
02:01 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch EU To Charge Microsoft Over Browser Compliance Breach, Still In Talks With Google Over Search
European Union regulators are preparing to charge Microsoft for failing to comply with a 2009 ruling ordering the company to offer users of its desktop operating system a choice of web browsers, Reute...
01:58 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Former Yahoo CEO And PayPal President Scott Thompson Joins Data-Focused Merchant Lender Kabbages Board
Kabbage, which provides working capital to online merchants, is announcing that Scott Thompson, CEO of ShopRunner, former President of PayPal, and former Yahoo CEO is joining its board of directors. C...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Developer Consolidation: Marketing Outfit Betapond Buys UKs iPlatform For Engineering Muscle
As Facebook continues to mature as a platform, the companies working on it are scaling up to meet the challenge of catching attention on a social network now pushing 1 billion users. In the latest dev...
12:59 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Firefox OS Will Have Niche 1% Of Smartphones In 2013, As Android Corners Low-Cost Segment
Google's Android smartphone OS is facing a lot of challengers in the low-cost smartphone segment, from Huawei, ZTE, Samsung and Nokia at the vendor end to Mozilla coming from its position in browser s...
12:43 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch LG Hits Samsung With OLED Display Patent Suit; Galaxy SIII, Galaxy Note Both Accused
LG has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against fellow South Korean electronics giant Samsung over the latter's use of advanced OLED display technology in smartphones and tablets, the Wall Street J...
12:37 pm GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch European Take-Out Wars Continue: Delivery Club Raises $4 Million From Addventure
The European take-out wars continue to heat up. This time it's the turn of Russia's Delivery Club to receive an injection of cash, raising a $4 million second round of funding from existing investor,A...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Disrupt Battlefield Finalist Zumper Reveals It Raised $1M Seed Round From Greylock, Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, Others
Zumper, the San Francisco-based startup that's assisting apartment hunters find the most ideal abode, announced today that it closed a $1 million seed round. The announcement comes two weeks after lau...
10:59 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Mimecast Raises $62M For Microsoft Exchange And Office 365 Cloud-Based Email Management System
Mimecast, a startup that offers a email archiving, continuity, and security software for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365, has raised $62.15 million in Series C funding led by private equity firm, In...
10:59 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Live From Rome Its The TechCrunch Italy CrunchUp #TCItaly
We're delighted to showcase Italian startups at our CrunchUp event in Rome today, which we've dubbed TechCrunch Italy. Check out the live stream. Our thanks to Populis and Mind The Bridge Foundation f...
08:15 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Hoovers Founder Launches Online Health Care Concierge Service, First Stop Health
Hoover's co-founder Patrick Spain has launched a new venture today, aiming to provide an online, subscription health care service to the U.S. First Stop Health provides individuals and families immedi...
08:08 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Employees OOO Reply This Week Is Both Epic And Inspiring
RIM is holding its yearly developers conference this week, playing host to over a thousand developers still dedicated to the BlackBerry platform. The company detailed several novel features to BlackBe...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Zeebox Partners With Comcast, NBC Universal, & HBO To Launch Companion TV App In The US
Since being launched in the U.K. last year, second-screen TV app Zeebox* has gradually been making its way to other geographies. About a month ago, I reported that Zeebox would be coming to the U.S. m...
06:11 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Errand Outsourcing Startup Exec Tests Out A Faster, More Expensive Cleaning Service
Exec, the Uber-meets-Taskrabbit app that allows you to instantly hire people to perform basic jobs, is testing out a new version of its cleaning service. In the future, cleaning with Exec should be a ...
05:28 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Poke War! Facebook Pokes Now Update In Real-Time
In case Facebook Poking wasn't addictive enough, the Pokes pagerecently began updating in real time. That means you can leave your finger on the trigger and poke back the instant a friend pokes you.I'...
04:31 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Airbnb Is Raising A Big Third Round, Aiming For A Valuation North Of $2B
It's the darling of "sharing economy" startups, Y Combinator and a good portion of Silicon Valley's top investors, and a symbol of consumer web startups moving beyond entertainment to solve real life ...
04:30 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Apples A6 CPU Is Faster Than Previously Reported, Clocked At 1.3GHz With Latest Geekbench Build
Speaking about trusting early reports, it seems that the A6 used in the iPhone 5 runs at 1.3GHz rather than 1GHz as previously reported. This comes from the latest build of the iOS benchmarking softwa...
04:02 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch More Maps Backlash? Uber Tells Drivers To Hold Off On Updating To iOS 6 Until Next Week
There's been plenty of complaining from consumers about the often-inaccurate new maps in iOS 6, and it sounds like Uber isn't too happy about the update either.Uber drivers tell us that the company se...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Employees OOO Reply This Week Is Both Epic And Sad
RIM is holding some sort of developer conference this week somewhere in North America. It's unclear what they actually announced or revealed because everyone keeps talking about this dumb music video....
03:52 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Its Official: Digsby, Owned By Social Network Tagged, Is Now Open Source And Living On GitHub
A new chapter today for Digsby, the social/instant messaging client bought by social network Tagged in April 2011 and effectively put into an idle state soon after: it has now been taken open source, ...
03:48 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Details Of Sharps Emergency Plan Emerge: The Company May Withdraw Solar Panel Unit From US, UK
Times are tough at Sharp and the 100-year old company is desperate to turn things around. A Japanese news outlet revealed yesterday that massive layoffs are looming, and Sharp plans to relieve itself ...
03:43 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Snapjoy Prepares For Full Launch, Adds Brilliant Copy Feature To Its Photo Offering
I'm a huge fan of taking photos. Let's just get that out of the way. The problem that I've always had is that I don't have one central place to put those photos. Sure, there's Flickr and iPhoto, but I...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Rolls Out Android Update, Offers More Features, New UI To Froyo And Gingerbread Devices
Froyo and Gingerbread might be the Windows 98 and XP of the Android world, but Google has not given up on the aging, but still very popular platforms. The latest YouTube app serves up new features and...
03:12 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Myspaces iLike Rises From The Dead To Block An Apple Trademark Request
The icon on the left represents iOS's music app. The icon on the right is for a now-shuttered Myspace service called iLike. Apple introduced the Music app to iOS in 2011. iLike was founded in 2006, gr...
02:18 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Headshot Science: Faces Too Close Perceived As Less Attractive, Trustworthy, And Competent
Your makeup, hair, and clothing look fabulous, and the lighting is just right. But that neatly planned headshot or cute self-pic may ignore an important factor in how people judge trustworthiness, att...
02:15 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch To Unlock A Full Price AT&T iPhone 5, Just Restore It In iTunes
If you have bought an AT&T iPhone 5 without a contract over the past few days, chances are that you want to unlock it to use it on another carrier. The traditional process involves filling out an ...
02:09 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Adds YouTube Support To Google Takeout, Now Lets You Download Your Original Video Files
Google just added a nifty new feature to Google Takeout, the company's "data liberation" service for downloading your personal data from Google's various services. Starting today, you will also be abl...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Libratone Offers First Fully Wireless Speaker In The Zipp
High-end Danish speaker company Libratone makes some quirky clothed speakers, and the latest, the Zipp, is no different. But like most things, appearances don't always tell the whole story.The Zipp, i...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz Hires Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty To Be Its Newest Special Advisor
Andreessen Horowitz is announcing this afternoon that Adrian Fenty, the 41-year-old political star best for his work as the Mayor of Washington, D.C. from 2007 to 2011, will be joining the venture cap...
01:25 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Operation Unlike Is A Go: Page Fan Counts Are Dropping Because Facebook Is Deleting Fake Accounts
Some Facebook business Pages lost tens of thousands of fans today, but they shouldn't fret. Facebook has confirmed with me that it's currently purging fake accounts and Page Likes as it implements sit...
01:17 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch The Apple iOS 6 Maps Fiasco Explained In 3 Minutes
No doubt you've already heard about the tragic mess that is Apple's iOS 6 Maps. In fact, you've probably already gotten lost on the way to something important thanks to Apple's faithful geographical g...
01:08 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch After 2 Months Squatting At AOL, Eric Simons Launches Claco, The GitHub For Teachers
If you happened to pass through AOL's offices in Palo Alto last November or December, you might have had your first run-in with the elusive creature "founder squatter." Say what? Following in the gran...
01:08 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch After Squatting At AOL For 2 Months, Eric Simons Launches Claco, A Collaboration Network For Teachers
If you happened to pass through AOL's offices in Palo Alto last November or December, you might have had your first run-in with the elusive creature "founder squatter." Say what? Following in the gran...
12:22 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Here Are The 23 Nintendo Wii U Launch Titles
The Nintendo Wii U launches on November 18 with the support of 23 games. Nintendo stated previously that there would be 50 available before March 31, so, relatively so, the Wii U is launching with a s...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Increases Rejection And Flagging Of Spoofed Email Posts To Groups, Calls Issue A Web-Wide Security Flaw
Facebook has responded to reports of a security issue that lets people post in Groups as if they're someone else. It says this is a known problem with SMPT email standard that it is working with email...
11:56 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch The Problem With Early Reviews
I'm going to let you in on a little secret: most of the reviews you read online are performed in a manner that you, as an intelligent consumer, would find abhorrent. I'm not naming names nor am I poin...
11:39 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Desmos Grabs Funding From Google Ventures To Make Math Fun
When Desmos launched at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC last year, the startup was on a mission to create platform-agnostic software that would allow users to build and share their own educational content. In ...
11:38 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Reportedly Ditched Google Maps Over Lack Of Turn-By-Turn Navigation
Apple and Google's Maps rift on iOS 6 was apparently caused by an inability by the two companies to see eye-to-eye on one key feature, turn-by-turn navigation. That's according to new information AllT...
11:13 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Google Brings Interactive Google+ Events Notifications To Gmail, Lets You RSVP Right From Your Inbox
Emails, for the most part, are static, but Google today launched a new Gmail feature that makes Google+ event notifications moreinteractive. Gmail users will now be able to invite friends, read a...
10:55 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Pollution-Eating Clothing Heads Toward Commercialization
A new laundry detergent that coatsclothing in pollution-eating nano-particles is on its way to store shelves. The "CatClo" detergent would expand the hot new trend in green fashion to those environmen...
10:12 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch DeTron Introduces Its QDK Cryptosystem To Enable True Trusted Identity For The Cloud Era
Using its ownproprietarycryptography algorithms and a chip that will soon arrive in consumer electronics devices, DeTron Inc. wants to become the first company to "meet the evolving global demands for...
09:53 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch The iPhone 5s Camera Is Faulty, Shows Purple Haze When Light Source Is Just Out Of Frame
We've just learned that the iPhone 5 camera may be faulty, showing a purple haze (yep, I said it) in certain lighting conditions. If you take a picture with the iPhone 5, and there's a bright light th...
09:24 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Next iPad Could Pack A 16:9 Widescreen Display
A new report today suggests that Apple might be working on a next-generation iPad with a widescreen display, something that it would inherit from the new iPhone 5. The claim, from L.A.-based tech cons...
09:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Tibco Joins Box On Tibbr 4, Updated With Klout-Style Enterprise Services
Tibco hasa new enterprise social graph that includes a partnership with Box and a Klout style service for the enterprise.What a contrast to Salesforce.com and its new Chatterbox. Instead of building i...
09:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Box On Tibco Tibbr 4, Updated With Klout-Style Enterprise Services
Tibco hasa new enterprise social graph that includes a partnership with Box and a Klout style service for the enterprise.What a contrast to Salesforce.com and its new Chatterbox. Instead of building i...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Integrates With Dropbox To Power File-Sharing Within Facebook Groups
Facebook announced today a new integration with personal file storage company Dropbox. Now, people can share files to Facebook Groups using Dropbox's cloud-based storage system.Facebook tells us that ...
08:56 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Twilios Biggest Partnership Yet: AT&T Will Resell Its Cloud Telecom Apps And API
Twilio's business is getting a huge boost today, as AT&T has just announced it will resell the startup's voice and SMS API and apps as the "AT&TAdvanced Communications Suite". Businesses can b...
08:52 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch If You Can Think It, You Can Buy It: Makeably Debuts A Marketplace For Custom-Made Goods
Love Etsy, but looking for something even more unique? Makeably, a new marketplace for custom-made goods, can help. The site, founded by twoex-Googlers and longtime friends,Ryan Hayward and Anastasia ...
08:52 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch A Sign Of Hope? RIM Stock On The Rise After BlackBerry Jam Keynote Address
RIM is no stranger to rough seas -- the past few days alone have seen a service outage in the EMEA regions, news of a dwindling user base, and a new 52-week low for the company's stock price. Naturall...
08:31 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Mozilla And The National Science Foundation Challenge Developers To Build Apps From The Future
In June, Mozilla and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the Mozilla Ignite challenge. During the first phase of this $500,000 challenge, the two organizations invited anybody to submit id...
07:55 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarters Obsolescence Problem, Illustrated By A Fantastic iPhone Cable Ill Never Use
Kickstarter is a place I regularly turn to for hardware accessories, mostly because I'm often bored by the safe bets being put out there by the general crop of hardware makers. But all too often latel...
07:43 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch FCC Chairman Hearts Uber, Even If He Cant Help
"Theres a debate right now in Washington about rules that could discourage the innovative on-demand car service company, Uber. Not hard to guess which side Im on Im on the side of innovation," said F...
07:04 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch TaskRabbit Expands Deliver Now Beyond iOS, Bringing On-Demand Courier Service To The Web
This past summer, TaskRabbit, the online marketplace letting people outsource errands and odd jobs, unveiled a feature extension for its iPhone app called "Deliver Now," which lets users get on-demand...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Podium Pro Helps You Go All Zig Ziglar Up In The Theatre
What do you get when you put a Navy SEAL, a pastor, and a graphic designer in the same room? While I'd wager you'd get some pretty badass Jesus comics out of the collaboration, what you really get is ...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Transit App Embark Sees 100K Downloads, 1.3M Trips Planned Since Apples Release Of iOS 6
Apple's changes in iOS 6 are already proving plenty beneficial for some of its developers, including mass transit app-maker Embark. The San francisco-based startup has seen 1.3 million trips routed th...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Cisco Acquires Wi-Fi Location Data Analytics Startup ThinkSmart
Cisco has made an interesting acquisition today, announcing the purchase of ThinkSmart Technologies, a company that delivers location data analysis using Wi-Fi technology. Financial terms of the deal ...
06:51 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Watch out, RIAA: Kim Dotcom Is Back And Teasing Megauploads Upcoming Music Service, Megabox
Megaupload will not be stopped. After a dramatic take-down followed by an anticlimactic trial, Kim Dotcom is quickly rebuilding the Megaupload empire. TorrentFreak recently detailed the relaunch, stat...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Electronic Arts Buys Online Gaming Development Studio ESN
EA continues to beef up its cloud-based gaming offerings. Today it was announced that it is buying ESN, developers of the Planet web-based games framework, for an undisclosed sum. The two had already ...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Electronic Arts Buys Online Gaming Studio ESN, The Developers Behind Battlefields Battlelog Online Social Network
Electronic Arts continues to beef up its cloud-based gaming offerings. Today it was announced that it is buying ESN, developers of the Planet web-based games framework, for an undisclosed sum. The two...
06:32 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Final Build Of Windows Phone 8 Demoed
To date, Microsoft has kept hands on time with its Windows Phone 8 devices to a minimum (read: you can look but don't touch) and until recently, a finalized build of the SDK has been limited to only a...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Sharethrough Unveils Its Sponsored Videos Platform To Deliver Native Ads
Sharethrough CEO Dan Greenberg has been talking up the benefits of native advertising for a while now often on this very site. Naturally, Sharethrough has been offering services around native video a...
06:29 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch IDC: Smart Device Shipments To Grow 14% Annually To 1.2B In 2016, But U.S. Shipments, Revenue Dropped In Q2
Evidence of market saturation in the U.S. can be seen in new research from IDC that takes a look at the global connected device market. Shipments and revenues declined here, even as worldwide market s...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Charger Not Included: U.K. Carrier O2 To Sell HTC Phone With USB Cable But No Plug
Peer into the drawers of the average gadget addict and you're sure to find a tangled mess of unused chargers gathering dust. Mobile phones are a prime offender in creating redundant gadget junk, with ...
06:04 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Forrester: iPhone App Users Young And Wealthy, Android App Users Skew Older
According to a new Forrester Research report, among U.S. mobile device users, those who use apps tend to be younger and more affluent than those who stick just to the web. Nearly one-third of those wh...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Peer-To-Peer Bike Rental Startup Spinlister Launches Nationwide
Like an Airbnb for bikes, Spinlister's marketplace lets users with a spare set of wheels list their bikes for rental. Founded in May 2011, the company wants to make use of the millions of bikes that j...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Vibrant Media Redesigns Its In-Text Ads (So Its More Obvious Theyre Ads), Unveils New Full-Screen Unit
Vibrant Media, the company best-known for its in-text advertising, is unveiling a revamped product lineup today. The changes should make it a little more clear that Vibrant's in-text ads are indeed ad...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Etherpad Now Baked Into Social Project Management App Wrike
Social project management software-as-a-service Wrike released a big update today, including in-line integration of the open source text editor Etherpad. The idea is that instead of attaching document...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Boxees Video-Sharing Service Cloudee Goes Public With Desktop Software, iPhone 5 Support & More
The service operates in a crowded space, where dozens upon dozens of apps offer ways to stream, record, broadcast, and/or share video recorded on mobile, but Cloudee's niche was in the emerging "priva...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Daily Dating Site Coffee Meets Bagel Lands $600K From Lightbank, Match.com Co-Founder
Coffee Meets Bagel is a dating site based around the idea that volume isn't necessarily a good thing when it comes to finding romance. Instead, it provides one match per day, every day at noon. We cov...
05:47 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch A Sneak Peak At The New Yahoo Home Page Redesign?
TechCrunch has obtained a secret copy of what may be a mockup for the new Yahoo home page. Yesterday, Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer shared her broad vision for the future of the Internet company with ...
05:47 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch A Sneak Peek At The New Yahoo Home Page Redesign?
TechCrunch has obtained a secret copy of what may be a mockup for the new Yahoo home page. Yesterday, Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer shared her broad vision for the future of the Internet company with ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Zipcar For Scooters Startup Scoot Networks Launches To The Public In San Francisco
Scoot Networks has been called the "Zipcar for scooters," and is quietly building a (small) fleet of electric, short-range vehicles for getting around San Francisco. The startup started with just 10 s...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch HootSuites Conversations Adds Real-Time Chat To Its Social Media Dashboard
HootSuite has carved out a position as a popular way for businesses to manage their social media profiles on sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, but in its quest to become more of a one-stop "d...
04:55 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Customer Experience Management And Analytics SaaS Company Medallia Raises $35M From Sequoia
Medallia, an enterprise company that offers customer experience management software, has raised $35 million from Sequoia Capital. Sequoia partner Doug Leone be joining the company's board of directors...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch M:Metrics Co-founder Seamus McAteer Launches Metaresolver, Promising Clean Data For Mobile Ads
Mobile advertising startup Metaresolver is launching today, and like a number of other companies emerging in recent months, it's tackling what its founders see as the big problem holding back mobile a...
03:55 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Survey: iOS 6 Leads To Decrease In Device Satisfaction Among iPhone Users
Apple's iOS 6 doesn't appear to be doing the company any favors when it comes to user satisfaction, according to a new poll conducted by mobile customer research firm On Device. The survey of just und...
03:42 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch News Corp Backs Down On Anti-Google Stance, Plans Searchable Article Previews, Keeps Paywall Intact
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is planning once again to let stories from its paywalled UK newspaper The Times get indexed by the search giant Google. This reverses a two-year-old policy in which News Cor...
03:42 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch News Corp. Backs Down On Anti-Google Stance, Plans Searchable Article Previews, Keeps Paywall Intact
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is planning once again to let stories from its paywalled UK newspaper The Times get indexed by the search giant Google. This reverses a two-year-old policy in which News Co...
03:26 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Hailo Launches App-Based Cab Service In Toronto As A Fully-Licensed Taxi Company
Hailo is making the trip overseas from the U.K. with its first North American launch today, as itofficiallydebuts its service in Toronto. From launch, Hailo faces stiff competition Uber is offering f...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Kids App Maker Duck Duck Moose Raises $7M Series A From Sequoia, Lightspeed & Others
DuckDuckMoose, the startup behind a series of educational apps for children, is today announcing having closed on $7 million in Series A funding led bySequoia CapitalandLightspeed Venture Partners, wi...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Play Store Hits 25 Billion App Downloads, Kicks Off Five Day Sale To Celebrate
Well, that didn't take too long -- Google has just announced that it now has another app-related milestone under its proverbial belt. According to a new post on the official Android blog, the Google P...
02:58 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Samsungs Mobile Chief To Meet Googles Schmidt Apple Patents Battle On The Agenda?
Samsung's mobile chief Shin Jong-kyun will meet with Google's Eric Schmidt today to discuss Samsung's patents battle with Apple, The Korea Times is reporting....
02:58 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Samsungs Mobile Chief To Meet Googles Schmidt Apple Patents Battle On The Agenda
Samsung's mobile chief Shin Jong-kyun will meet with Google's Eric Schmidt on Thursday to discuss Samsung's patents battle with Apple, The Korea Times is reporting."I will meet Google Executive Chairm...
02:39 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch From Wired To Wireless: Enterprise Wi-Fi Provider Xirrus Raises $23.5M Series E To Ride BYOD Wave
Enterprise Wi-Fi provider Xirrus has raised $23.5 million in a Series E financing round aimed at accelerating its global sales growth by pushing into Europe and Asia-Pac. It also plans to use the fund...
02:06 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch As The Quest For Engagement Heats Up, Canddi Gets A Sweet $600k From Northstar, A Google Angel And More
CANDDi, developers of analytics software that lets websites create profiles of individual visitors, which can then be used to customize the site and improve conversion, has announced that it has picke...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Bureau of Trade Raises $1.2M From Foundation Capital & Others For New Mens Shopping Site
Bureau of Trade, a new online marketplace for men's shopping, is today launching into public beta and announcing a $1.2 million round of seed funding led by Foundation Capital,with contributions from ...
01:26 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Speedily Plugs Remote Wipe Flaw, Urges Galaxy SIII Owners To Update
Yesterday we reported that select Samsung handsets running its TouchWiz UI were affected by a flaw that could allow them to be remote wiped after clicking on a malicious link. Samsung has now confirme...
12:58 pm GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Zao Rolls Out Branded Pages For Companies That Want In On The Social Recruitment Action
Social recruitment startup, Zao, which offers a platform to enable employers who are hiring to leverage the social web and gamification in their referral programs, is rolling out quite a neat iteratio...
09:22 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Managing Diabetes With Your iPhone: Glooko Now Supports 17 Different Glucose Meters
According to the Center for Disease Control, 25.8 million Americans (or 8.3 percent of the population) have diabetes, while an estimated 79 million people (aged 20 and older) have prediabetes -- makin...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With B&Ns 7 Nook HD, 9 Nook HD+: The Fire HD Better Watch Its Back
B&N is making some big strides in the land of digital, and though these new tablets aren't the most gorgeous slates I've ever seen, they do have what it takes to be contenders against the Fire HD,...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Senator Rockefeller Warns Google, Microsoft And Yahoo: Dodgy Movers Are Using SEO To Game Your Systems
John D. Rockefeller, the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, late on Tuesday sent letters to Google, Microsoft and Yahoo alerting them to how their search en...
06:34 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Invests $642 Million In Olympus, Becomes Largest Shareholder
Sony is expected to approve a plan to invest around $642 million (50 billion yen) in Olympus. As the Japanese manufacturer of cameras, optics and reprography products is currently facing a trial for h...
05:25 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch AngelHack Goes International For Its Next Hackathon
The last time I talked up AngelHack, I was impressed that the hackathon had spread to two coasts. Looks like that wasn't enough for founder and CEO Greg Gopman the fall version of the event has now g...
05:13 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Scott McNealy: The World Lacks A Major Corporate Sponsor For Open Source
I sat down with Scott McNealy today after he spoke on a panel here at TUCON, the Tibco annual conference here in Las Vegas.McNealy covers a lot of topics. He discussed his new startup WayIn that provi...
04:35 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Analytics Company Datameer Raises $6 Million From Redpoint Ventures and Kleiner Perkins
Analytics company Datameer raised $6 million today according documents filed with the SEC. The company's PR manager Susan Puccinelli confirmed the funding and said the round came from Redpoint Venture...
04:05 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Buckle Up, California: Governor Jerry Brown Signs State Law Permitting Self-Driving Cars
For people who live and work around Silicon Valley, sightings of self-driving cars have become pretty common -- especially on the roads and highways near the Mountain View, California headquarters of ...
03:52 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Google Maps Goes Diving, Provides Seaview Of Great Barrier Reef, Hawaii and Philippines
Thanks to a partnership with The Catlin Seaview Survey, Google Maps now displays Street View-ish images of the Great Barrier Reef and popular underwater spots around Hawaii and the Philippines. Clear ...
03:51 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Video Ad Startup Genesis Media Raises $3M
New York City-based video advertising startup Genesis Media has raised $3 million in Series A funding.The round was led by digital media holding company Black Ocean (which had previously invested) and...
02:59 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch AirPR Nabs $1M From 500 Startups, Matt Mullenweg To Help Startups Find Better PR
We in the media have a love-hate relationship with public relations firms and their professionals, with that relationship tending to skew heavily to the latter. Companies pour countless hours of blood...
01:37 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Following Big Mobile Redesign, StumbleUpon Brings New Pinterest-Like Look To The Web
Veteran content discovery platform StumbleUpon has had a rough go of it over the last six months. In order to keep pace with sexy, young newcomers like Pinterest, StumbleUpon pushed a major redesign a...
01:25 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Announces People You May Know Email Newsletter
Twitter has announced a new email newsletter initiative, hoping that you'll find people that you might already know on the service and then come back to interact....
01:17 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Gets Updated For iPhone 5s 4-inch Screen And iOS 6
The new big happy Facebook family is certainly ontheball with iPhone 5, delivering and update not only for its own app, but also one for new subsidiary Instagram designed to work on the new iPhone and...
12:45 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Releases iOS 6 SDK, Trumpets Growth Benefits Of Native Login For App Developers
Facebook has just released theFacebook SDK 3.1 for iOSwhich lets app developers on its platform to take advantage of single sign-on through native login and other features from the social network gett...
12:45 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Better SDKs = Wall Street Shutting The Fuck Up: Facebooks Mobile Platform Monetization Equation
Facebook has just released theFacebook SDK 3.1 for iOSwhich lets app developers on its platform to take advantage of single sign-on through native login and other features from the social network gett...
12:45 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch B&N Sends The Nook Abroad, eReaders Hitting UKs Dixons Stores, Waitrose, And Sainsburys This Fall
The bags are packed. The passport is on the counter. The Nook Simple Touch is about to hit the road. In its latest retail expansion, Barnes & Noble is sending its ereader to the UK. The little ere...
12:39 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Swiss Researchers Build A Flying Robot That Can Right Itself When It Crashes
Just as man-hacks can repair their trajectories as they whiz towards Gordon Freeman's head, these little robots from the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems can now pick themselves back up when they cra...
12:07 am GMT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Will Grab TV Advertisings Crown
Editors note:Matt Cohler isa General Partner atBenchmark Capital. Hes responsible for identifying investment opportunities in Internet-related companies in addition to working closely with companies a...
11:54 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Scuff, Rattle And Scratch: Apples iPhone 5 QA Leaves A Lot To Be Desired
This morning, Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller reportedly told a user that the iPhone 5's aluminum back obviously makes it more prone to scratches. That's all fine and dandy, but that's only a sm...
11:44 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunchs YouTube Channel Hits 10 Million Video Views
OK, we are not at Gangnam Style or Call Me Maybe viewing levels. Those videos have more than 274 million and 269 million views, respectively, on YouTube. But today, TechCrunch's YouTube channel pass...
11:42 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch New Always On Foursquare Notification Setting Lets You Know Where Your Friends Are
Foursquare wants you to keep in touch with your friends, thats why it has released a new notification setting for the system....
11:42 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch New Always On Foursquare Notification Setting Lets You Always Know Where Your Friends Are
Foursquare wants you to keep in touch with your friends, thats why it has released a new notification setting for the system....
11:34 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch The Game Genome Product Finds Games Youll Most Likely Enjoy
Finding the right game for your Android device can be hard. Are you a tower defense kind of guy or are you in the mood for a Bejeweled clone? Do you like zombies? The military? Fart apps?Thankfully, t...
11:34 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch The Game Genome Project Finds Games Youll Most Likely Enjoy
Finding the right game for your Android device can be hard. Are you a tower defense kind of guy or are you in the mood for a Bejeweled clone? Do you like zombies? The military? Fart apps?Thankfully, t...
11:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch (Founder Stories) Angies List: Angie Hicks On Jumping Into The Startup World, Tackling Big Markets & More
Angie Hicks is the co-founder and Chief Marking Officer of Angie's List - the customer review service she helped found in Columbus, Ohio. At Angie's List, subscribers find services and submit non-anon...
11:13 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch The Sweet, Sweet Cruelty Of Apples New Lightning Connector For iPhone 5
Apple's new iPhone 5 comes with a completely new connector, a first since the introduction of the 30-pin model alongside the 3rd generation iPod (though that version received updates including video c...
10:55 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch MIT Hacks Kinect Laser For A Wearable Map Generator For Firefighters
When most of us play video games, our greatest accomplishment is the mound ofCheetosdust we can collect in a single sitting. At MIT, researchers have hacked the Microsoft Kinect's laser into a wearabl...
10:44 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Chrome Becomes A Better 3D Gaming Platform, Now Supports Pointer Lock
Google just launched a new stable version of Chrome today that adds supports for the Pointer Lock JavaScript API. The purpose of this API is pretty simple: in 3D games on the browser, for example, the...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Packers Player Generates 150K Retweets While Going Off On NFL Refs
According to Twitter, the Monday Night Football game last night caused quite a stir in the Twitterverse. One player in particular caused a fuss with his very angry tweets about the replacement refs in...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Packers Player Generates 150K Retweets, Part Of 1M Tweets Hating On NFL Refs
According to Twitter, the Monday Night Football game last night caused quite a stir in the Twitterverse. One player in particular caused a fuss with his very angry tweets about the replacement refs in...
10:39 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch NYPD Launches Anti-Apple Picking Campaign To Protect iPhone Owners From Thefts
As the iPhone 5 went on sale last Friday, the impressive number of stolen Apple products in New York City should continue to grow. So far this year, the NYPD statistics state that 11,447 devices were ...
10:35 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Lady Gaga To Be The First Person To Hit 30M Followers On Twitter (Not That @Ev-eryone Cares)
As the world of technology gets more and more mainstream, and some of us ponder how the story of startups and tech is namely one of scale and fast growth, the folks at Twitter Counter have been in tou...
10:08 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Crowdwire: What Twitter Teaches Us About Obama And Romney [TCTV]
As the author of the New York Times' bestselling Hamlet's Blackberry, William Powers taught us how to build a good life in the digital age. And now Powers himself is doing just that. At Crowdwire, a B...
09:52 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Privacy Tip: Assume Everything Online Could Be Public
The Internet collectively freaked out yesterday after rumors swirled that Facebook accidently began posting private messages to users' public timelines, exposing all the nasty, salacious, and incrimin...
09:42 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch For Microsoft, Googles RoboHornet Benchmark Isnt Real-World Enough, Launches Its Own Version
Yesterday, Google launch the alpha version of RoboHornet, a new open source browser benchmark that, as Google engineer and project lead Alex Komoroske put it, is "a living, dynamic benchmark that aims...
09:29 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Where Have All The Third-Party iOS Mapping Apps Gone?
If I'm a company that makes a third-party mapping app for iOS, I am putting up billboards, tackling people in the streets, emailing every tech blog known to man and potentially stalking some of them t...
09:10 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Watch RIM Evangelists Sing A Love Song To The Devs Still Holding On
Damn: Alec Saunders, VP Developer Relations & Ecosystem for RIM, has got some pipes. This little ditty, sung to the tune of Keep On Loving You by REO Speedwagon, is RIM's way of saying that they s...
09:04 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Social CRM Company Capillary Technologies Raises $15.5M From Sequoia, Norwest & Qualcomm
Capillary Technologies, a social CRM company that helps retailers engage over mobile, email, social and in-store channels, is announcing the close of $15.5 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia C...
09:02 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Fleshes Out BB10 App World With Music, Movies, And TV Shows; Devs Can Access It Immediately
BlackBerry 10 is still a ways away, but RIM VP of Business Development Martyn Mallick has revealed that the operating system's App World storefront will sport plenty of new content very shortly. Despi...
08:46 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch RIM And Facebook Reveal The Native (And Slightly Buggy) BB10 Facebook App
Disregard the buggy presentation. RIM and Facebook revealed the BlackBerry 10 Facebook application today at BlackBerry Jam. This native app looks and feels very similar to its iOS and Android counterp...
08:32 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch djay Gets Updated For iPhone 5 And iOS 6, Now Includes iTunes Store Integration
Music mixing app djay released an update for its iPhone and iPad apps today,introducingiOS 6 and iPhone 5 enhancements andcompatibility. The changes are not just superficial: developer Algoriddim is r...
08:26 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Ad Agency BBH Makes Significant Investment In Sports Companion Web App Squawka
Ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty, which recently invested in social gaming via a new venture (Chuck Studios) in Asia, has agreed to provide marketing, strategy and services for U.K. sports companion web...
08:21 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch QVIVO Raises $1M From SingTel For Media Cloud To Store And Watch Movies
Qvivohas raised $1 million from SingTel Group's corporate venture capital fund for a media-only cloud that people can use to store and watch movies and television shows, as well as and listen to music...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Crowdfunding Startup GoFundMe Launches Member Network Program, Now Sharing Revenue With Partners
Crowdfunding startup GoFundMe is picking up steam, raising about $3 million in campaigns each month, compared to $2 million just three months ago. Now it's looking to accelerate its growth with a new ...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Renews Its Vow To Keyboards
“BlackBerry has always been crazy about keyboards,” said Thorsten Heins, CEO of RIM, at today’s BlackBerry Jam developers’ conference. And of course, we already knew that. The ...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Renews Its Vow To Keep The Keyboard
"BlackBerry has always been crazy about keyboards," said Thorsten Heins, CEO of RIM, at today's BlackBerry Jam developers' conference. And of course, we already knew that. The Canadian phone maker has...
07:50 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch How The iOS 6 App Store Changes Are Affecting App Rankings And Visibility
The iOS 6 App Store changes are being met with mixed reviews, and I actually am not a huge fan of how they work from a user experience standpoint. But how are the changes affecting the ranking of apps...
07:50 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch No More Awkward You Owe Me Money Reminders: PayByGroup Lets Friends Split Group Purchases
The service has a slightly different focus than some of the crowdfunding platforms that have sprung up as of late, like CrowdTilt for example (which the TechCrunch team used this summer). Unlike those...
07:36 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Google Brings Its Indoor Maps To France
Google today announced that it is bringing its indoor maps for places like airports, museums, and malls in Google Maps for Android to France. So the next time you stop by Galeries Lafayette in Paris, ...
07:15 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Traxo Acquires Frequent Flyer Tracker, GoMiles, To Beef Up Its Travel Organization Suite
Online travel info aggregation and tools startup Traxo has announced the acquisition of frequent flyer miles tracker GoMiles to add customers and beef up its suite of digital travel organization and t...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Sports Discovery App Thuuz Raises $4.2M From Major TV Partners To Dominate Your Second Screen
Do you ever wish you could know when a sports game was really getting good? Like, imagine if a Monday Night Football game ended with a controversial Hail Mary touchdownterception that everyone was tal...
06:57 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch The Ostrich Pillow: Because Who Doesnt Love A Good Nap?
I tend to take naps everywhere on park benches, at my kitchen table after lunch, and most certainly on the subway. In fact, I'm convinced that I have some sort of sleep disorder, despite my doctor's ...
06:37 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Schiller On #ScratchGate: Aluminum Scratching Is Normal
Apple SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller has reportedly responded to a customer complaint regarding the scratching border of a black and slate iPhone 5, via an email received by 9to5Mac this morning. Schi...
06:10 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch ShopInterest, The Startup That Lets You Sell From Your Pinterest Boards, Gets 500 Startups Backing
ShopInterest.co, an e-commerce platform that lets anyone turn their Pinterest boards into online stores,is today announcing a small, undisclosed investment from 500 Startups, via its newly acquired fu...
06:10 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch The Twelve South HiRise Looks Like A Mac Pro Mini, Is Actually An iMac Stand And Storage Locker
In the cut-throat world of desk organization, style often trumps functionality. In the case of Twelve South's HiRise, style meets functionality. See what I did there?The HiRise is a little storage loc...
06:09 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Got TouchWiz? Some Samsung Smartphones Can Be Totally Wiped By Clicking A Link
I've never been a huge fan of the TouchWiz UI Samsung throws onto most of its smartphones (for aesthetic reasons, mostly), but now it seems there's another reason to be wary of the custom Android inte...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Uber And Trulia Partner To Give Prospective Renters Discounts On Car Rides
Disruptive, on-demand car service app Uber has been experimenting with creative ways of using its logistics infrastructure to add compelling services and experiences to its rides. We've seen seen the ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Web Hosting Reviews Are A Cesspool. Review Signal Wants To Fix That
Have you ever tried to search the web for reviews of web hosting services? Search results typically fall into two categories: A) Spammers posting rankings and positive reviews to get a cut of the sign...
05:58 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Klash Is The App To Make Your Friends Dare-Double-Dare You
Everything old is new again... at least in 2012, where some of the new businesses that launch these days seem to - some jaded eyes- to be a little, well, familiar. But, we are assured, it's all going...
05:46 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch With The Launch Of SB Nation United, Vox Media Moves Into The Publishing Playoffs
Vox Media's 312 SB Nation sites for sports teams around the country are getting a major upgrade today that spans its user interfaces, editorial workflows and ad displays (including for mobile). Publis...
05:29 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Wedge Buster Lands $2.2M From Drew Brees, Rob Dyrdek & Others To Build The Zynga For Sports
Mobile and social gaming have exploded in popularity over the last few years and both are quickly becoming multi-billion dollar industries. With an estimated 35 million players in the U.S., fantasy sp...
05:25 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch IHS: iPhone 5 Costs Between $207 and $238 To Make, Depending On Storage
Research firm IHS has followed up its virtual teardown of the iPhone 5 with a brand new physical teardown, confirming its materials list and also the cost of manufacture for the latest Apple smartphon...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Deal Dcor Brings Its Factory-Direct Furniture Discounts Nationwide
Fresh off the heels of a $1.2 million round of funding, the furniture-focused e-commerce siteDeal Dcoris today announcing its official nationwide launch. The company, which we once referred to as a "G...
05:17 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apigee Builds New API Management Service For The Programmable Data Center
To address the new reality of our data driven world, we need better ways to manage the network. Google and later Amazon Web Services (AWS), embarked on that journey long ago. Now the market is beginni...
05:17 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch The Story Of An Internet Troll With A Surprising Twist
You get a thick skin when messing around on the Internet, and that can go either way. You can react, like a nerve burned raw, or you can become a troll. This is a story of both.I'll paraphrase the sto...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Now Recommending 800M Videos Daily, Taboola Hires Former Groupon Exec To Lead European Expansion
Video recommendations startup Taboola is growing fast, now serving up more than 800 million recommendations per day. But it sees a huge opportunity to expand even more quickly, and is looking to Europ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch European Commission Realises There Might Be Startups Out There To Be Funded
European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes has decided the billions of euros stored over at the EU might well be better spent. In a speech today in Brussels she proposed a number of new ideas abo...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Digital Greeting Cards Site Punchbowl Turns On E-Commerce, Allows You To Shop For Party Supplies
Start to finish party planning site Punchbowl is getting into e-commerce today with the launch of Shopping Aisle, a way to shop for supplies, decorations, gift cardsand more for Halloween, Thanksgivin...
04:28 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Barnes & Noble Announces Nook Video Apps, Launching This Fall
If your ecosystem of choice happens to be the Barnes & Noble platform, you'll be happy to know that the book retailer is now offering Nook Video, a service that lets you buy digital copies of your...
04:27 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Smart Money For Smartphone-Controlled Smart Homes: TechStars Alum Mobiplug Gets $2.7M Led By Foundry Group
That was fast: Mobiplug Networks, a startup focusing on smartphone-controlled smart home technology, which was featured only in August as part of TechStars' most recent class in Boulder, Colorado, has...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Lytro Expands Retail Presence, To Be Available Next Month From Amazon, Target, And Best Buy
The $399 Lytro camera is a marvel of imaging technology and it will soon be a whole lot easier to buy. Starting in early October, the novel camera is hitting Amazon.com, BestBuy.com and Target.com, al...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Japans Recruit Co. Acquires Indeed.com To Extend Jobs Reach From US To Asia
Amid all the recent brouhaha over why Craigslist has failed to improve for so long (in part leading to frustrated developers building things) the entire classifieds market continues to chug along in i...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Funded By $22M From Publishers, Wanderful Media Reinvents The Newspaper Circular
A startup called Wanderful Media wants to find a place for circulars (those printed flyers full of the latest deals and coupons) in the digital world.Circulars have long been a staple of printed newsp...
03:53 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Thinner Display On iPhone 5 Likely Causing Supply Constraints
One of the reasons Apple's supply of iPhone 5 devices couldn't meet the opening weekend demand may be due to its decision to use thinner touchscreens vs. previous generations, which combine touch sens...
03:52 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Sharp To Axe 11,000 Workers, Sell Off Assets In Desperate Bid To Return To Profitability
Sharp is in a bit of trouble and is looking to trim its businesses as a result. The company plans to slash its worldwide workforce by 11,000 souls. The company also plans to generate $2.74 billion by ...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch JP Morgan Invests Significant Double Digit Millions In Another Rocket Internet Fashion Site, Asias Zalora
Less than a month after sinking reportedly $40-80 million into Lamoda, Rocket Internet's "Russian Zappos", JP Morgan is investing once again in the Samwer brothers and their vision for a global e-comm...
02:14 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Gambitious Brings Hybrid Crowdfunding To Video Games: Now Accepting Fan Donations And Equity
Crowdfunding is so hot right now, and not just the big, sprawling platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo but the proliferation of more focused/specialised funding platforms that aim to serve a parti...
01:26 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch HuffingtonPost Launches Italian Edition, 9 Months After Announcing. Says UK Tops 4.1M Monthly Uniques
HuffingtonPostcontinuesahead with its international expansion: the news blog today formally announced its Italian edition, L'Huffington Post, in partnership with Italian newspaper publishers Gruppo Es...
01:26 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch HuffingtonPost Launches Italian Edition, 9 Months After Announcing It. UK Now Has 4.1M Monthly Users
HuffingtonPostcontinuesahead with its international expansion: the news blog today formally announced its Italian edition, L'Huffington Post, in partnership with Italian newspaper publishers Gruppo Es...
01:17 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Taggstar Launches To Help Publishers Make Their Images Interactive, Shareable And Shoppable
Another startup offering to help publishers unlock the full potential of the images they publish, by making them interactive, shareable and, potentially, 'shoppable', gets its full public launch today...
12:38 pm GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Unboxes Cheapest Touchscreen Phones Yet: Series 40-Based Asha 308, Asha 309
Nokia has announced its cheapest capacitive touchscreen Ashas to date: the Asha 309 and the Asha 308 were unboxed in Jakarta, Indonesia, and like the rest of the Asha range will primarily target emerg...
11:50 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch More Headway For Carrier Billing: MACH Inks Deals With Vodafone, EE, Three And O2 In Uk
Another move ahead for carrier billing and making it something practical and useful for developers: the billing company Mach is announcing a wide-ranging deal that will see it offer direct carrier bil...
11:50 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch More Headway For Carrier Billing: MACH Integrates With Vodafone, EE, Three And O2 In UK
Another move ahead for carrier billing and making it something practical and useful for developers: the billing company Mach is announcing a wide-ranging deal that will see it offer direct carrier bil...
11:17 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Everyday Health Has Bought Social Media Marketers Eqal (Price Up To $20M)
Last week, TechCrunch broke the news that Everyday Health was buying EQAL, a social media marketing company, for a price of up to $20 million, to fuel Everyday Health's push into more ad-funded video ...
11:12 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Eric Schmidt: Google Hasnt Submitted A Native Google Maps App To Apple (Yet)
According to Reuters, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt told a crowd of reporters that the company has not submitted a native Google Maps app to Apple as of yet....
11:01 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Finally A TV Ad That Encourages Hand Gestures: Brainient Taps Kinect For Interactive TV Ads
European online video startup, Brainient, whose BrainRolls system enables advertisers to incorporate interactive elements into online video adverts to boost brand engagement and recognition -- such as...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Asian TV Conglomerate Astro Signs On To Trapits Personalization Platform, Invests $1.9M
Trapit is announcing its platform ambitions today, saying it wants to power a broad range of content recommendation apps. And it's revealing the first big partner, namely Astro, the leading satellite ...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch iAd Alums Launch Mobile Audience Targeting Startup AdMobius, Raise $5M
AdMobius, a startup founded by team members from Apple's iAd program, is coming out of stealth mode today, and co-founder/ CEO Dan Grigorovici says the company is tackling oneof the biggest problems i...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch iAd Alums Launch Mobile Audience-Targeting Startup AdMobius, Raise $5M
AdMobius, a startup founded by team members from Apple's iAd program, is coming out of stealth mode today, and co-founder/ CEO Dan Grigorovici says the company is tackling oneof the biggest problems i...
06:49 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Unreasonable At Sea, The Startup Accelerator That Plans To Circle The Globe By Ship
The world of startup accelerators and incubators seems to be buzzier than ever, so it is hard to think about how a program could really stand apart from the pack. But the people behind the Boulder, Co...
04:52 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch SevOne: The Dismal And Hopeful State Of Data Center Performance
The data center is a mess. They consist of old physical networks, endless snarls of cables and storage boxes the size of refrigerators that stand in contrast to the comparable elegant world of the web...
03:53 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks New Timeline Event Lets You Share Youre Registered To Vote, Links To Registration Sites
If you see your friends are registered to vote, you might register too be more likely to actually cast your ballot. So in hopes of making us better citizens, Facebook now lets youdeclare you're "regis...
03:45 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Pocket: 60% iOS 6 Adoption, 20% Of Daily Users Already On iPhone 5
The developers of Pocket have shared someinterestingstatsaroundApple's latest product releases with us. The web content clipping service is already seeing 20% of its daily app traffic coming from the ...
03:13 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch 3Taps Files Countersuit, Says Craigslist Is Anticompetitive. We Just Want To Use Data Without Fear Of Being Sued
Craigslist may have a peace sign as part of its logo, but the war over its data continues. As TechCrunch reported it would yesterday, 3Taps has today filed a countersuit against Craigslist in the U.S....
02:10 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Google Says Gamers Are Searching For Their Favorite Titles More, And Earlier, Than Ever
Google just released a research paper with the grandiose title "Understanding the Modern Gamer," which looks at search and purchase activity around blockbuster video game titles.The conclusion: Gamers...
01:45 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch SeatGeek Isnt Just About Secondary Ticketing Anymore, Thanks To Ticketfly Partnership
SeatGeek aims to become the definitive search engine for live events, but until now, the tickets available on the site only came from secondary resale sites like StubHub in other words, if a ticket w...
01:45 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch How Googles Powerful Lobby Legalized Driverless Cars In California
"Behind the scenes it was a real struggle," said Howard Posner, a veteran legislative staffer who helped Google lobby behind-the-scenes for autonomous cars in California. In an usually candidate inter...
01:32 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch FeedBurner Experiencing Stat Issues, API To Shut Down
Feed stats, one of FeedBurner's main features, is currently broken, and Google quietly wrote a shutdown notice for the API. FeedBurner is a product that has been neglected by Google over the years. Ye...
12:40 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon App Store Zeroes In On Strengths: Real Goods Purchasing And Recommendations
At just a year of age, Amazon's app store is a relative newcomer against both Google Play and Apple's app store. Yet given Amazon's prowess in e-commerce plus the Seattle-based company's willingness t...
12:29 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch Apple TV 5.1 Brings Custom Network Configurations, Could Allow For VPN Use
Apple today released its iOS 5.1 update, which brought a number of new features to the table, including the ability to set up custom network configurations using Apple Configurator, the device managem...
12:21 am GMT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Techcrunch The Mere Existence Of A New Myspace Makes Me Want To Hurl. Just Let It Go.
Ok, folks, dust off your old web browsers, because Myspace is teasing a brand new design! Yes, the Justin Timberlake-backed whatever-it-is-now has slapped a new coat of paint on something that has alr...
11:46 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch SexDistance Is A New Web Service That Offers, Well, You Know
Every once in a while gag sites pop up in our email that make us chortle lightly and say "Sure, we'll bite." To wit: SexDistance.com allows you to see, ummm, how far you go when you have intimate rela...
11:29 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Share Takes A 9.5% Hit As Wall Street Turns Against Its Business Model
On Saturday, the financial magazine Barron's published a very damaging cover story against Facebook and its business model. The article doesn't break any news about the company, rather it sums up all ...
11:08 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Google Announces Its Third Code-In Contest For High School Students, Starts November 26
Google today announced that its third Code-in contestfor high school students will start on November 26. The contest, which aims to introduce 13-17 year old pre-university students to open source soft...
11:04 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Reports A Popular Business Newspaper
But this month, the 40-year-old was a featured speaker at a popular tech conference in San Francisco along with the founders of Twitter Inc. and new Yahoo Inc. CEO Marissa Mayer....
11:03 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Announcing The CrunchBase Developer Portal And API Access Keys
Three weeks ago, we had announced that CrunchBase has partnered with Mashery to move the CrunchBase API to a managed solution. At the time, we simply cutover the API calls to their proxy servers. Over...
10:52 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch IBM Acquires Butterfly Software For Data Analysis And Advanced Storage Capabilites
IBM has acquired Butterfly Software, a privately held data analysis and migration software company headquartered in Maidenhead, England. Financial terms were not disclosed. Butterfly's main capability...
10:34 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Video: iPhone 5 Vs. iPhone 4S Side-By-Side Performance Tests
Want to see exactly how the iPhone 5's speedy new A6 processor compares to the now-somewhat-pokey iPhone 4S A5 chip? I shot a side-by-side comparison shot of the two devices executing a number of task...
10:25 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Expands Translation Tools For Video Captions To 300+ Languages
YouTube just announced that it is now making it easier for video creators to translate their video captions to more than 300 languages by integrating the YouTube Video Manager with the Google Translat...
10:18 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch SkySQL Releases Tool For Deploying And Scaling Databases To Amazon Web Services
SkySQL released its first version of a configuration tool for deploying databases to a cloud environment.To start, the company will offers its configuration tool for use on Amazon Web Services (AWS). ...
10:16 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Whats The ROI Of Posting To Pinterest? New Social Media Solution Ohtootay Tells You
Social media managers looking to prove their ROI of what they do, today have a new option for tracking social analytics, thanks to the official public launch of a service called Ohtootay. Crazy name a...
10:03 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon: Our iPhone 5 SIM Slot Will Never Be Carrier Locked
Verizon has officially told the AP that the SIM slot on its iPhone 5, which shipped unlocked, won't be re-locked later on, as was the case with the initial shipment of Sprint iPhone 4S devices sold la...
09:54 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Users Report Seeing Old Private Messages Showing Up On Timelines As Posted By Friends
Some Facebook users are seeing private messages written in 2009 and earlier showing up on viewable Timelines as messages "Posted by friends."We first heard reports of this through emails from readers....
09:54 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Update: Facebook Confirms No Private Messages Appearing On Timeline. Theyre Old Wall Posts.
Updated. Some Facebook users are seeing private messages written in 2009 and earlier showing up on viewable Timelines as messages "Posted by friends."TechCrunch has investigated more, and we have foun...
09:54 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch eBay Debuts Setify, Its Own Pinterest-Like Tool To Share Collections Of Items
eBay has just debuted a new tool, called Setify, which allows users to basically allows people to create collections of items on eBay. Setify, which is in private beta (but you can request an invitati...
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter Brings It All Back Home
Kickstarter is a machine to build dreams. Whether it's funding the publication of a novel, production of a movie, or the manufacture of, say, a little bike light, the site has proven time and time aga...
09:47 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch 4Moms Begins Shipping The Breeze Baby Crib
Get thee to the 4Mommery because if you're the parent of an infant/toddler, you have got to get you one of these. This is the smoothest, nicest playpen ever made by a home robotics company ever in the...
09:40 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Google Stock At An All-Time High. Did Apple Help Them Out?
I know, I know. You're tired of hearing about Apple Maps in iOS 6, but it's a hot topic. Because of it, Google is being discussed in the news more and more. The fruits of that labor is now reflected i...
09:35 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Google Partners With Startup Weekend, Women 2.0 And Others To Launch Google For Entrepreneurs
Google today announced the launch of Google For Entrepreneurs, the company's new umbrella for all of its programs that support startups and entrepreneurs around the world. The program's focus, says Go...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Adobe Launches Hosted PhoneGap Build Service For Creating Cross-Platform Mobile Apps
Today Adobe announced that its Adobe PhoneGap Build service is now out of beta. The service is based on the open source Apache Cordova and enables developers to use HTML, CSS and JavaScript to build c...
09:22 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Report: America Ranks Behind Estonia In Internet Freedom. Heres Why
The United States does not have the "freest" Internet in the world, according to the annual Freedom House transparency and access report, Freedom on the Net. Slow and gentrified broadband access and o...
09:02 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Has Bought Restaurant Reservations And Discount Provider Savored
Groupon continues its acquisition march to beef up its service and take itself beyond daily deals. Today it announced that it has bought Savored, a restaurant reservations and discount meal provider. ...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch UberVus Social Media Filtering Tool For Big Brands Is Now Available
UbueVu tries to go beyond social media monitoring by providing actual suggestions of things for social media managers to do. Today its Signals service, which we covered previously, is out of beta. The...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Adobe Launches Its Edge Tools & Services For Designers And Developers, Previews Edge Reflow
This morning during its Create the Web event in San Francisco, Adobe officially launched its set of HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript-focused Edge Tools & Services offering for designers and developers. ...
08:51 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Google Toying With A New Hangout UI With Bigger Icons, Pointing To A Touchscreen-Friendly Interface
Google has been sprucing up its Hangouts video calling service with anupdated APIfor features like private messages, and the ability to block people and change a Hangout from private to public. Avideo...
07:08 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Long-Distance Lovers Rejoice: LovePalz WiFi Sex Toys Let You Get Nasty In Real-Time
Sex. We all have it, and most of us enjoy it. But what do you do when your partner (assuming you only have one) moves out of town or goes on a business trip? Well, you could buy the tiniest Bluetooth ...
07:04 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Gyft Brings Gift Cards From Over 200 Retailers To Apples Passbook
Gyft, the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012finalist, which lets you buy, save, redeem and share gift cards using your iPhone, has just launched Passbook integration. Because Gyft supports storing your plasti...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Ustreams Broadcast For Friends App Adds Support For Facebook Open Graph And Posting To Fan Pages
Just about a month ago, we wrote about Ustream's new Broadcast for Friends app, which for the first time allows users to post videos directly to Facebook, so that their friends could watch those video...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Factual Place Rank Wants To Make Location Data More Relevant
Factual is a company that provides open data sets for developers, most notably its location data sets and APIs. The company just announced that it has added thousands of new locations to its U.S. poin...
06:34 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Italy Join Us In Rome On Thursday For An Italian CrunchUp
Well, it started with a conversation. I'd never run a TechCrunch Meetup or 'CrunchUp' in Italy, so I asked my contacts there, where and when should we do one? Little did I realise the tsunami I'd unle...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn Debuts Endorsements As A Lightweight Way To Recommend A Professional Contacts Skills
Professional social network LinkedIn has allowed you to write recommendations for contacts for some time now, but usually these involve actually writing out a recommendation that can posted on a conta...
06:25 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The ReadyCase: The Frankenstein Of iPhone Cases, Plus Extra Stabby Bits
Apple's iPhone 5 was bound to shake up the accessory market, as it always does. That means new cases, with new features. One new one debuting on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo today called the ReadyC...
06:17 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch The Advertising (In)Effect: Rankings For Top Tablet Ads Exclude Bestseller iPad. Changing Tides Ahead?
A sign that all the TV advertising dollars in the world can't always buy you market share (useful lesson for politicians, too): a list of top ads in the U.S. for tablets puts Samsung way into the lead...
06:12 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Google Maps App Hacked Onto iPhone 3GS Running iOS 6
Remember that one time you downloaded iOS 6? You were so excited about features like Panorama and... well, Maps. There was nothing else to be all that excited about, at least from a Christmas-morning,...
06:08 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Investment Firm, Clearlake Capital, Grabs Mformations Assets In BYOD Move
Mobile device management (MDM) company Mformation Technologies, which tried to juice millions of dollars from BlackBerry-maker RIM in a patent scuffle but ultimately failed, has been acquired by inves...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch TrackVia Raises $7.1 Million Series B To Democratize App Development
TrackVia, a company that provides tools that enable non-coders to build simple web apps, announced today that it raised a series C round of funding Led by Longworth Venture Partners and Fairhaven Capi...
05:37 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix For Android Gets The New iOS Look, Too
A week after Netflix debuted its new iPhone application, just in time for the iPhone 5 launch, the company is today announcing it has brought a similar updated experience to users of Android devices. ...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Ubooly, The Plush Toy With An iPhone Brain, Grabs $1.5M In Seed Funding
Ubooly, A toy that uses Apple's iPhone or iPod touch as a means to turn a cuddly plush into an interactive experience, today revealed to TechCrunch that it has raised a $1.5 million seed funding round...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Sports New Media Secures IMG Investment Based On Its Syocial Platform
Sports New Media (SNM) is something of a curiosity. Combining both media management and a technology platform, it works with athletes, sports agents, sporting associations and sport governing bodies t...
05:11 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Ad Tech Company eXelate Raises $12M C Round Led By NewSpring Capital
Ad tech company eXelate, a provider of data and analytics to help advertisers know more about who to target and how, has announced that it's raised a $12 million C round, led by NewSpring Capital with...
04:35 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch iPhone 5 Sells Over 5M In Opening Weekend, Limited Only By Device Supply
Apple broke records again opening weekend, with the iPhone 5 selling more than 5M in its first three days, compared to 4M for the iPhone 4S....
04:27 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon Set To Pay TiVo $250M, Enter Mutual Licensing Deal To End Patent Dispute
TiVo announced today that Verizon will pay it a total of $250.4 million in compensation through July 2018 in order to settle an ongoing patent dispute between the two companies. The companies will als...
04:10 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch #ScratchGate: iPhone 5 Owners Are Discovering Aluminum Is Softer Than Glass
The iPhone 5 hit stores last Friday. It's the lightest, thinnest, most sleek iPhone yet. But owners are quickly discovering that with those advantages, there are some inherent downsides. The slender i...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch SimpliVity Raises $25 Million For Data Center In A Box Technology
SimpliVity has raised $25 million in a Series B round for its "data center in a box," technology. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) led the round with existing investors Accel Partners and C...
03:14 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch London Takes A Bite Out Of The Big Apple Gets Its Own FinTech Innovation Lab
Modelled after its New York-counterpart, London is to get its own FinTech Innovation Lab. Supported by the Mayor of London, the City of London Corporation and the Technology Strategy Board, and backed...
03:08 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch PETA Foots The Bill For Virtual Frog Dissection Software In India
PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is offering to sponsor software that lets students poke around the innards of frogs -- without actually, you know, poking around the innards of frogs...
01:47 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Online Tutoring Platform Sofatutor Raises Mid Single-Digit Million Euro Round From Acton Capital Partners
The German online tutoring platform, Sofatutor.com, has raised a new round led by Acton Capital Partners, with participation from existing investors J.C.M.B. Beteiligungs GmbH and "VC Fonds Kreativwir...
01:43 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update Starts Hitting Europe Gradually Heading To Other Markets
Samsung has begun rolling out Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) to its Galaxy S III smartphone in Europe -- which could mean it's the first non-Nexus Android phone to get the 4.1 update....
12:47 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Mobile Payments Via Carrier Billing (And Bango) Now Live In U.S., UK And Germany
Another step ahead for Facebook's strategy to make more money out of its mobile business: the company is now accepting mobile payments via carrier billing in the U.S., UK and Germany, with further rol...
12:47 pm GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Mobile Payments Via Carrier Billing (And Bango) Live In U.S., UK And Germany
Another step ahead for Facebook's strategy to make more money out of its mobile business: the company is accepting mobile payments for its mobile web service via carrier billing in the U.S., UK and Ge...
11:54 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Following Local Acquisitions, Fab Launches Full-Blown European Site Out Of Berlin
Last week online commerce and design powerhouse Fab was admitting, with some irony, that the design of its user experience had not been great, given that it required users to log-in before viewing ite...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Village Voice Media Execs Acquire The Companys Famed Alt Weeklies, Form New Holding Company
A group of long-running alternative weekly newspapers is changing hands. Village Voice Media Holdings whose titles include the LA Weekly, Westword, and, yes, the Village Voice is selling its publica...
07:05 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Robotics Revolution: The Robots Are Just Getting Warmed Up
Editor's note: Saad Khan is a seeker of bad-assness. He found it at Evolution Robotics (not to mention Blekko, Zaarly, Jobvite, Luminate, and LendingClub). Hes a Partner at CMEA Capital. And hes doing...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Biz Stone and Ev Williams On Why Founders Should Err On The Side Of Saying Too Much
Evan Williams and Biz Stone are probably still best known for their roles in co-founding Twitter, but what many people in the general public don't realize is that Twitter was actually born as just a s...
04:50 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Heres What Goes Into Making Google Maps, Will Apple Be Able To Recalculate?
Everywhere you turned last week, there was another story about iOS 6 Maps. Some feel like it’s a great new direction for Apple, but people like me feel like we’re left with an ugly experie...
04:11 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Riots Rock Foxconns Taiyuan Plant
Richard Lai is reporting that over 2,000 employees of the Taiyan Foxconn plant rioted last night, causing damage on the factory campus after a guard allegedly hit a worked at 10pm.The Taiyuan plant is...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch AMAs, A2As, And The Growth Of Tech-Enabled Political Discourse
Editors note:Jon Bischke is a founder ofEnteloand is an advisor to several startups. In the interest of full disclosure, the author is a National Co-Chair forTechnology for Obama(T4O).You can follow J...
03:58 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Inside The Brand New Makerbot Retail Store
The handsomest man in the world, Bre Pettis, gives the second handsomest man in the world, Phil Torrone, a nice visit to the Makerbot Store in Manhattan. The store is now selling Makerbots, filament, ...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch The Free-To-Play Storm and the Freecore Gamer
Editors Note:Tadhg Kelly is a game designer with 20 years experience. He is the creator of the leading game design blog What Games Are, and consults for many companies on game design and development. ...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Intel Confirms Medfield x86 Chips Dont Support LTE Yet But Says It Wont Be Long Coming
Intels second bite at the smartphone market has been more akin to a gentle nibbling around the edges. At the end of last year the chipmaker teased a smartphone reference design running its new Medfiel...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Speeds Other Needs
Editor's note: Michael Weinberg is a staff attorney atPublic Knowledge, an organization thatpreserves the openness of the Internet and the publics access to knowledge; promotes creativity through bala...
12:05 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Iran Announces Plan To Launch Domestic Internet By March 2013 (And To Block Google Today)
It seems that the Iranian government is working to take even tighter control of the country's already heavily-censored version of the Internet.The government said that it's going to launch its own dom...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Techcrunch Source: Apple Aggressively Recruiting Ex-Google Maps Staff To Build Out iOS Maps
Apple is pursuing people with experience working on Google Maps to develop its own product, according to a source with connections on both teams. Using recruiters, Apple is pursuing a strategy of luri...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Techcrunch The Death Of The Non Practicing Entity?
Editor's Note:Leonid (Lenny) Kravets is a patent attorney atPanitch, Schwarze, Belisario and Nadel, LLP in Philadelphia, PA. Lenny focuses his practice on patent prosecution and intellectual property ...
10:10 pm GMT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Is Already Shipping Many Late iPhone 5 Pre-Orders
Just about an hour after Apple's iPhone 5 became available for pre-order, the company's website started alerting customers that their phones would likely arrive a week or two after the phone went on s...
09:10 pm GMT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Techcrunch Iterations: Recruiting The New Labor Force
Most Apple fans become slightly uncomfortable at the sight of Apples latest television commercials featuring celebrities talking aimlessly to their iPhones. A subtle message in these ads is that consu...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Techcrunch Acting On Your Behalf
Editor's note:Daniel Gross is CEO and co-founder of Cue. You can follow him on Twitter here.After meticulously analyzing virtually every aspect of his digital life since 1989, Stephen Wolfram noticed ...
06:38 pm GMT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Techcrunch 3Taps Is Planning To File A Countersuit Against Craigslist Tomorrow, Citing Antitrust Laws And Uncompetitive Behavior
The legal fight between mega-listings site Craigslist and third parties that have used its data in their own applications looks like it is taking on a new dimension this week. 3Taps, the company sued ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Techcrunch The Free Internet Will Be Just Fine With Do Not Track. Heres Why.
Editor's note: Sarah Downey is a senior privacy strategist at Albine, provider of online privacy solutions. Keep track of her on herblog and on Twitter.The ad industry says that Do Not Track will dest...
09:00 am GMT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Techcrunch The Geography of HTML5 Security
Editors note: This guest post was written by Mike Shema, director of engineering at Qualys, a leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions. Mike is also author of the recently published...
07:28 am GMT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Techcrunch How Ridiculous Is It That Apple Maps Redirect To Google Maps On The Web?
Yes, Apple Maps redirect to Google Maps on desktop, Android and any non-iOS 6 phones when you share your location. Womp. Obviously this is happening because there's no hub for Apple Maps on web, but s...
05:45 am GMT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Techcrunch Ground Truth
I was always a smart kid. Did very well on tests all through grade school, didn't have to do much work because the work I did do suggested to my teachers that there wasn't an issue. Just a couple miss...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Techcrunch Fairness For Shareholders Who Bust Their Butts
Editors note: Ronen Shilo is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Conduit, a provider of cloud-based solutions that empower web and mobile publishers to engage their users across multiple platforms. Foll...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Techcrunch The Rise Of The Mobile-Social-Vertical Marketplace
Editor's note:Navin Chaddhais a Managing Director atMayfield Fund, aglobal early-stageventure capital firm with over $3 billion under management, whose portfolio companiesleverage the drivers of cloud...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Good Vibrations
The Gillmor Gang John Taschek, Adam Bosworth, Robert Scoble, Victoria Barret, and Steve Gillmor convened at Dreamforce 2012 to honor the burgeoning Celebration of the Cloud. As Marc Benioff and Sir ...
11:35 pm GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch Drunk on Cloud Kool-Aid? Time to Sober Up
Editor's note: Justin Moore is CEO of Axcient, a cloud solution for data, application, and system uptime. You can follow him on Twitter at @justinrmoore.Many great technology breakthroughs are subject...
10:56 pm GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: iPhone 5
You'd think that doing an iPhone 5 Fly Or Die would be a piece of cake, what with 2 million pre-orders in 24 hours, but it's not so simple. All the complaining of boredom and slight lack of innovation...
10:07 pm GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch Apples $707M, U.S. Sales Ban Filings Against Samsung Underscore One Of Apples Biggest Concerns
Late on Friday night in California, Apple made more legal filings against Samsung (we've embedded them below), in which it is requesting a further $707 million in damages related to the $1.05 billion ...
09:57 pm GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch iPhone 5 Jailbroken According To iOS Hacker @chpwn
Grant Paul AKA @chpwn has posted the first screenshots of a jailbroken iPhone 5, taller screens and all. While the method isn't public yet, chpwn has posted screenshots of the "alt" App Store Cydia ru...
09:19 pm GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch Check Out Highlights From Our Live Coverage Of The iPhone 5 Launch [TCTV]
There are very few things that will get me out of bed at 5am: a family tragedy, more than $100,000 in cash, and a new iPhone. Of course, Matt and I were there to cover the launch of the iPhone 5 live,...
09:04 pm GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch Pandora Users: An Explanation Of The Radio Law Youre Asked To Support
Pandora listeners may notice their regularly scheduled commercial breaks of Ford products and tight jeans were interrupted by a call to support a bill called "The Internet Radio Fairness Act." The pro...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch If Silicon Valley Stocks Are Down, Why Are Home Prices Up?
Editor's note:Glenn Kelman, is CEO of Redfin,a technology-powered real estate broker, backed by Greylock Partners and Madrona Venture Group, with more than $7 billion of home sales. He previously co-f...
06:36 pm GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch Welcome To The Long Tail Of Social Media Marketing: Linqia Exits Stealth Mode With $3.5M Series A From Javelin, Esther Dyson
There have been a lot of social marketing efforts aimed squarely at making content go viral, but equally there seems to be a rising trend, fuelled by big data analytics, of brands (and social media si...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch Google Granted Pseudonym Patent (Youre Welcome. And, What Is Wrong With You)
This week Google was granted a patent for "Social computing personas for protecting identity in online social interactions"; in other words, "a pseudonym could be presented as someones name based upon...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch DODOcase Releases Handsome Handmade iPhone 5, iPad and MacBook Sleeves
The venerable DODOcase is expanding its stately collection of iThing cases to include sleeves. These cases, DODOcase calls them Durables, are handmade in San Francisco and is a departure from the comp...
09:00 am GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch Overcome These 6 Challenges When Selling To Startups
Editors note: Steli Efti is the Co-Founder and Chief Hustler of ElasticSales and an advisor to several startups and entrepreneurs. You can follow Steli on Twitter here.It is common entrepreneurial wis...
08:34 am GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch No One Who Looks Like This Works, Or Has Worked, At TechCrunch
Not saying that it won't happen, or that it can't happen, just that it hasn't happened yet, so if a young looking blond TechCruncher in a pushup bra friends you on Facebook, beware."TechCrunch employe...
06:46 am GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Apples First iPhone 5 TV Ads: Physics, Cheese, Thumb and Ears
Apple's making commercials again, but this time they're really really good. If you're not sold on picking up an iPhone 5 yet, these ads first spotted by Macstories will probably get you stoked....
06:46 am GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Apples First iPhone 5 TV Ads: Physics, Cheese, Thumb, and Ears
Apple's making commercials again, but this time they're really really good. If you're not sold on picking up an iPhone 5 yet, these ads first spotted by Macstories will probably get you stoked....
05:19 am GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch Want More Networking Lunches? LetsLunch Launches In The UK, Adds Sponsored Lunchers
LetsLunch continues to spread its vision of professional networking through lunches it just launch in the United Kingdom. Tied to its UK launch, the startup says it's also releasing version 3.0 of th...
04:39 am GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Mobility (Google) Pokes Fun At Apples iOS 6 Maps With #iLost Hashtag
Ok, I'm not a fan of Maps in iOS 6 Maps as you might have read. Seems like the folks over at Google aren't either. By way of Motorola Mobility's Google+ page, the company which is now owned by Go...
04:24 am GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch Hamburgs Data Commissioner Doesnt Want To Let Facebook Off The Hook On Facial Recognition
Earlier today European regulators collectively scored a victory for privacy when the Irish Data Protection Commissioner revealed it had managed to get Facebook to drop all facial recognition activity ...
03:08 am GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch SoftTech And Others Invest $1.5M In Beauty Ecommerce Site Coterie
Beauty ecommerce site Coterie is today announcing a seed raise of $1.5 million from SoftTech VC, Javelin Venture Partners and Michael Jung.Coterie allows women to sign up for exclusive limited deals o...
02:12 am GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch CaterCow Takes The Trouble Out Of Ordering Food For Groups In NYC
Im a fan of maintaining as a direct a route between my stomach and food as I can, but thats the sort of proposition that gets dicier when multiple people are involved. As it happens, multi-person cate...
01:28 am GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch You Might Be Able To Download All Your Tweets By End Of The Year
Users might able to download all of their past tweets by the end of the year, according to reports from those attending Twitter CEO Dick Costolo's talk at the Online News Association conference. In re...
01:28 am GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch You Might Be Able To Download Your Tweets By The End Of The Year
Users might able to download all of their past tweets by the end of the year, according to reports from those attending Twitter CEO Dick Costolo's talk at the Online News Association conference. In re...
01:17 am GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch Twitters Dick Costolo Wants You (And IFTTT) To Stop Blaming Twitters API Changes For Everything
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who was speaking today at the Online News Association conference and awards, was asked to respond to the general controversy over Twitter's recent API changes particularly th...
01:05 am GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch Sleep Tight, Sweet Romain. Youve Earned It.
Poor Romain. Being TechCrunch's only remaining intern, we had him brave the New York City night and blog from the iPhone 5 line. He did it like a champ. And now he's sleeping. In his Aol cubicle. He's...
12:10 am GMT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Starts Letting You View And Delete Your Facebook Search History
Even though search history on search engines like Google is totally private, some people still enjoy the ability to delete it. Now Facebook is following suit, allowing you to view and delete all or pa...
11:58 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Users Adopting iOS 6 122% Faster Than iOS 5 After Two Days
We reported earlier that iOS 6's first day adoption was high, but now new information provided to TechCrunch by mobile publishing analytics company Apsalar shows that over time, users are picking up A...
11:39 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Tapstreams Review Bar Helps Mobile App Developers Get Feedback From The Web
Need more positive reviews for your smartphone app? Well, you can always interrupt your users by inserting one of those annoying review requests when they're inside the app itself, but analytics start...
11:33 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With Real Racing 3 And Clumsy Ninja On iPhone 5: Watch Out Game Consoles
Apple's iPhone 5 hit store shelves and consumer hands today, and I got a chance to score some hands-on time with a couple of the games that were announced at the event where Apple's smartphone was ann...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Welcome To TechCrunchs Words-Driven Friday
For the rest of today, every story you read in TechCrunch's main news river will contain words.This is an experiment, and its probably less of a risk than it might look. Words have always been central...
10:58 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Some Early iPhone 5 Adopters Report Odd Screen Issues
This is quickly becoming somewhat of a routine event after Apple's latest iPhone goes on sale: a number of early adopters are having issues with the screens on their new phones. When the iPhone 4 firs...
10:33 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch AJAX Web Apps In iOS 6 Are Sort Of Broken
I noticed some odd behavior in mobile Safari on iOS 6, and while I thought it to be just a minor quibble on my part, it turns out that it's actually something of a notable bug, now affecting web devel...
10:21 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch The Best Apps Optimized And Ready For Your New iPhone 5: Evernote, Tweetbot, Tiny Tower And More
The iPhone 5 has arrived, and it comes with a larger screen than its predecessor, which actually makes for quite a different experience when it comes to software, so long as you have the right apps. H...
09:46 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch More Outrage For Uber Than Immigrants: Tech Policy Is Still Local
When Washington D.C. threatened to raise the price of an Uber cab by a few dollars, the online community staged a full-fledged panic attack.Yet it barely whispered a peep of discontent when Congress i...
09:03 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Pandora Security Vulnerability Puts Some User Passwords At Risk [Update: Pandora Says Fix Coming]
There are reports circulating related to the security of users' Pandora passwords. It's not a password leak or an attack, however, but there's concern that passwords aren't being well secured on users...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Great Mobile Apps Are Remote Controls For Real Life
Editor's note: Matt Cohler isa General Partner atBenchmark Capital. Hes responsible for identifying investment opportunities in Internet-related companies, in addition to working closely with companie...
08:57 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Meet CrunchScroll, A One Stop Shop For All Things TechCrunch Powered By RebelMouse
One of the things that I wanted to do immediately when I joined TechCrunch was to create things that made browsing our news, Instagram photos and tweets pretty and interactive. I personally enjoy usin...
08:57 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Meet CrunchScroll, A One-Stop Shop For All Things TechCrunch Powered By RebelMouse
One of the things that I wanted to do immediately when I joined TechCrunch was to create things that made browsing our news, Instagram photos and tweets pretty and interactive. I personally enjoy usin...
08:55 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Houdini Aims To Solve The Crucial Quality Question That Comes With Using Amazons Mechanical Turk
Weve all been there sometimes theres work that needs to be done, but its too tedious or too time-consuming to devote your own resources to. Services like Amazons Mechanical Turk have popped up to pro...
08:51 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches A Civic Information API For The Upcoming U.S. Elections
Google just launched a new free API that will make it easier for developers to add civic information like polling places, early vote locations, candidate data and election official information to thei...
08:25 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch RIM CEO Apologizes For Yet Another BlackBerry Outage, Details How Many Users Affected
Thorsten Heins, RIM's President and CEO, has put out a statement apologising for the network outage that struck BlackBerry users in Europe, the Middle East and Africa this morning. ...
08:25 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch RIM CEO Apologizes For Yet Another Outage, Up To 4.7m BlackBerry Users Affected
Thorsten Heins, RIM's President and CEO, has put out a statement apologising for the network outage that struck BlackBerry users in Europe and Africa this morning. ...
07:43 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunchs Picks From The ERA Demo Day In New York
We're here at the ERA Demo Day in New York City, set to bring you the latest and greatest new startups to launch out of the program. In case you're unfamiliar, ERA stands for Entrepreneurs' Roundtable...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Braintree Shifts Its Attention To Mobile, International Markets By Poaching From Google Wallet
Google's early stumbles with Wallet are the startup ecosystem's gains. Chicago's up-and-coming Braintree just poached Aunkur Arya, who headed partnerships for Google Wallet, to be its general manager ...
06:12 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Tales From The Front Of The iPhone 5 Line: Stick It In My Veins
Apple's iPhone 5 is here, but there are still plenty of people in line. A lot of you might be asking, "Why?" Who better to answer than the people in line themselves? I interviewed some of the first pe...
06:04 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch How Popular Is Passbook? Sephora Sees 17,000 Passbook Users On Day One, 20K After 24 Hours
How popular is Apple's Passbook, the new iOS 6 application that lets you store tickets, cards, and coupons in a mobile wallet-like interface? According to some early data from Branding Brand, the comp...
05:31 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch The iPhone 5 Has Arrived: But Which iPhone Is The Best Value?
The iPhone 5 is now on sale in most launch markets starting today, and as daylight approaches on the U.S. west coast, the coveted device will be hitting that market as well. According to early reviews...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Seedcamp Marks 5 Years As the Anti-Y Combinator Roaming Globally Inside And Outside The Valley
"This is a 20 year project" according to Seedcamp founder and chairman Saul Klein, who also just happens to be a partner in the Index Ventures VC firm. It's five years on since Seedcamp's launch in 20...
05:22 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Turns Off Facial Recognition In The EU, Gets The All-Clear On Several Points From Irelands Data Protection Commissioner On Its Review
The ongoing investigation into Facebook's transparency on user data and privacy by Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner has come to a positive conclusion for the social network. The DPC, whose decis...
05:12 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Chinese Ecommerce Giant Alibaba Spins Off Aliyun Mobile OS Team, Puts $200M In Their Pockets
Chinese web and eCommerce giant Alibaba plans to spin off the team developing its first mobile OS -- Aliyun -- Reuters is reporting, you know, the OS Google claims is an inappropriate fork of Android....
03:41 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch OpenStreetMap, Apples Mapping Partner For iPhoto, Gets $575K From The Knight Foundation
While Apple continues to weather very bad press (and embarrassing photographic evidence) over its fumble on Maps in iOS 6, one of its existing mapping partners is getting a little injection of cash to...
03:41 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Open-Source OpenStreetMap, Apples Mapping Partner For iPhoto, Gets $575K From The Knight Foundation
While Apple continues to weather very bad press (and embarrassing photographic evidence) over its fumble on Maps in iOS 6, one of its existing mapping partners is getting an injection of cash to conti...
03:41 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch OpenBox, A Developer For Apple iPhotos OpenStreetMap, Gets $575K From The Knight Foundation
While Apple continues to weather very bad press (and embarrassing photographic evidence) over its fumble on Maps in iOS 6, a mapping company that contributes to another Apple service is getting an inj...
03:41 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch MapBox, A Contributor To OpenStreetMap, Gets $575K From The Knight Foundation
While Apple continues to weather very bad press (and embarrassing photographic evidence) over its fumble on Maps in iOS 6, here's another development in the mapping world, also related to an Apple ser...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Grishin Makes First $250K Investment In Disrupt Hardware Alley Company Double Robotics
Investment fund Grishin Robotics just poured $250,000 into Double Robotics, a telepresence system that uses an iPad and self-righting wheeled base to allow remote users to survey a scene.Grishin is a ...
02:45 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Watch It Live: Apple Opens Doors To Its NYC Flagship Store For iPhone 5 Launch
The fanbois — not the 2 million that pre-ordered within the first 24 hours, but the rest of them — have only recently showed up to Apple's Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York City. Rom...
02:34 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch BlackBerry Outage Strikes EMEA On iPhone 5 Launch Day: Ouch Thats Gotta Hurt
A network outage has struck BlackBerry users in the EMEA region this morning -- on, irony of ironies, iPhone 5 launch day -- affecting BBM, email and internet but not voice or text. ...
02:34 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch BlackBerry Outage Strikes EMEA On iPhone 5 Launch Day: Ouch Thats Gotta Hurt (Updated)
A network outage has struck BlackBerry users in the EMEA region this morning -- on, irony of ironies, iPhone 5 launch day -- affecting BBM, email and internet but not voice or text. ...
02:32 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch The TechStars Model Comes To India: GSF Accelerator Partners With Dave McClure, Others For Three-City MentoringFunding Push
With VCs like Sequoia and Nexus Ventures pouring money into India's startup scene, it was only a matter of time before those focused on early-stage funding would follow. Today, GSF India, in partnersh...
02:26 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch TechBikers Cycle From Paris To London To Give 2,000 Kids A Better Future
We interrupt our normal proceedings to just quickly mention a pretty cool thing a bunch of tech startup founders are doing for charity. This morning "Techbikers" - 40 people from Londons tech communit...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch In Line For The iPhone 5: All Of This For A Phone?
Without sounding too much like a reality TV show, I can't sleep. Observing the wasteland in front of the Apple Store Fifth Avenue helps a bit. Yet, the Apple line heroes have no problem to sleep at al...
11:18 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Napkin Labs Launches Fan Center To Help Brands Beef Up Facebook Engagement
When we wrote about Napkin Labs last year, the Boulder-based startup had created an online lab space that functioned as a collaborative community in which fans could help their favorite brands incubat...
08:47 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Chasing Shazam, SoundHound Quietly Passes 100M Users, Averaging 200K DownloadsDay
With Shazam infiltrating our TVs, showing up in Super Bowl ads, and passing 200 million users, you just might think that the market has its music-identification king. But SoundHound would beg to diffe...
07:15 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch In Line For The iPhone 5: As The Craze Of The Day Settles Down, Neighbors Share Line Experiences
When talking with other people in the line for the iPhone 5, most of them have been doing Apple launches for a long time and are used to living in these conditions. As I'm experiencing it for the firs...
06:59 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Space Time Insight: Analyzing Data From Sensors, Power Grids and Weather Feeds
Earlier this week, Space-Time Insight raised $14 million to further develop its geospatial and visual analytics software.The Series B round brings STI's total to $t16 million.EnerTech Capital, Novus E...
06:59 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Space-Time Insight: Analyzing Data From Sensors, Power Grids and Weather Feeds
Earlier this week, Space-Time Insight raised $14 million to further develop its geospatial and visual analytics software. EnerTech Capital, Novus Energy Partners, and ClearSky Power & Technology F...
05:30 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Testing Feature To Quiz You While Youre Watching A Video
YouTube videos may soon be getting a little more interactive. There's now a page on the YouTube website describing a feature called "Video Questions Editor Beta," which was spotted by the Dutch tech s...
03:48 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch ESPN Goes Realtime, Turns Its Content Firehose Into A Streaming Reader
Oh, it's on. Over the last year or so, ESPN has been experimenting with better ways to present and distribute its content on the Web and on mobile. Essentially, they realized (or at least I hope they ...
03:32 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Clawing At Referral Traffic, Twitter Pecks At You To Chirp Tweets To Facebook
Twitter may be slowly closing the window for how some third parties can use its river of Tweets, but Twitter is also cherry picking others that might prove useful for its own traffic -- and it's using...
03:06 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Former MunchOnMe Team, Launches Caviar, A Curated Seamless
The team behind the ridiculously named food daily deals site MunchOnMe is on to the next one, launching a new startup, Caviar after Munch On Me's acquisition. Caviar isSeamless "done right" i.e. a pla...
03:06 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Former MunchOnMe Team Launches Caviar, A Curated Seamless
The team behind the ridiculously named food daily deals site MunchOnMe is on to the next one, launching a new startup, Caviar after Munch On Me's acquisition. Caviar isSeamless "done right" i.e. a pla...
02:12 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch IFTTT Has Actually Been In Violation of Twitters API For Months, Todays Move Unrelated To 1.1
So today, IFTTT sent out an email to users letting them know that they'd be dropping support for certain services due to Twitter's API restrictions. That's a correct statement, but the timing is very ...
02:12 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Looxcies Newest Wearable Camera Finally Makes The Leap To HD
For reasons I've never been able to discern, some people really seem to get a kick out of sharing every bit of banal minutia that peppers their daily lives. Should you happen to fall into that categor...
02:05 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Lets Businesses Plug In CRM Email Addresses To Target Customers With Hyper-Relevant Ads
No one got just how powerful it was that Facebook recently said it would allowad targeting to lists of email addresses. Today it became clear as Facebook ad chief David Fischer formally launched"Custo...
01:56 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch In Line For The iPhone 5: #OccupyApple Is Occupying The Line To Sell Their Spots
As Jordan told you earlier, I am standing in the line for the iPhone 5. Unexpected buyers showed up as well. Occupy Wall Street demonstrators planned a strategy to hijack the event. They are currently...
01:39 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Exec Changes At Etsy: Adam Freed Steps Down From COO Role
Adam Freed, who was appointed chief operating officer at Etsy just over a year ago in August 2011, has stepped down from the COO role at the online crafts marketplace. News of the change first came to...
01:33 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Sorry Folks, Kiss Your Animated Twitter Avatars Goodbye
I've never been a fan of animated avatars on any service, let alone Twitter. I am an avid user of the web client, and I cannot stand seeing things flash before my eyes along with 140 characters, but m...
01:31 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Apple: iOS 6 Maps Is A First Attempt, Were Just Getting Started
Apple has finally broken silence on the customer reaction to Maps in iOS 6, which spawned Tumblrs, fake twitter accounts and generally a lot of mockery and confusion. The statement, provided to AllThi...
01:07 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Congress Must Allow More STEM Visas Today
Editor's note: Michael Beckerman is President and CEO of The Internet Association, a new policy lobby representing Google, Amazon, and Facebook, among many web-based technology companies. This piece, ...
12:58 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch IFTTT To Remove Twitter Triggers Due To API Constraints, Your Recipes Are Baked
Here's an email that IFTTT sent out today to users, and it's not good news for Twitter fans....
12:56 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Source: Google Hopes To Have iOS Maps App In The App Store Before Christmas
It turns out it's really hard to map the world. Along with theiriOS 6update, many amateur digital cartophiles were in for a rude awakening: Apple Maps, which looked so cool in Apple's launch demo, are...
12:54 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Oracles Mixed Q1 Earnings: Profits Up 15 Percent But Revenue Down As Ellison Emphasizes The Cloud
Oracle just announced mixed third quarter earnings this afternoon, reporting that revenues were down 2% to $8.2 billion. GAAP earnings per share were $0.41, up 15% compared to last year while non-GAAP...
12:49 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Points Brands To 12 Top B2Bs Awarded Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer Distinction
Today Facebook awarded the 12 best social marketing tool and service providers with a new "Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer" distinction. The exclusive sPMD list will help brands sort through t...
12:35 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch In Line For The iPhone 5: Where Have All The Fanbois Gone?
Today I dropped off TC writer Romain Dillet at Apple's 5th Ave flagship store in New York City, where he'll be waiting in line for the iPhone 5. He'll be bringing you updates from the front lines all ...
12:14 am GMT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Techcrunch Authentication Flaw Allows Hackers To Easily Crack Oracle Databases
Hackers have exploited agaping identity flaw that allows them to easily crack Oracle databases.The flaw allows anyone to do a brute force attack and access the data. A researcher presented the finding...
11:57 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Chartboost: 15% iOS 6 Adoption Rate Confirmed, Highest Among iPhone Owners At 17% In 24 Hours
We just reported that Apple's iOS 6 saw an adoption rate of around 15 percent according to Chitika, and now Chartboost has provided numbers that back up that uptake. Chartboost is also seeing 15% upta...
11:45 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch YC Alum Grouper Launches In 10 Cities To Bring You A Better Way To Meet New People
There are a lot of dating sites out there and the world doesn't really need another one. That's why the young, New York-based startup, Grouper, calls itself an "online social club" even though its mem...
11:31 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Woz Watch: Steve Wozniak Waiting For One Of The First iPhone 5s In Australia
Every time Apple releases a new iPhone, Steve Wozniak is going to be waiting up all night on line to get one. TechCrunch was planning to talk to him at one of his usual digs at an Apple Store in Los ...
11:20 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Swiss Federal Railways Accuses Apple Of Copying Its Railway Clock Design For iPad Clock App
With the launch of iOS 6, Apple finally brought a clock app to the iPad. Now, however, the design of the clocks in the app has become somewhat of a controversy as Swiss Federal Railways (mostly known ...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Kent Goldman Discusses First Round Capitals Platform Approach
"In the Studio" continues after last week's Disrupt conference by hosting a guest who, after various stints in finance, venture capital, and at one of the Valley's storied Internet companies, joined a...
10:57 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Android Update: You Can Now Text Using Facebook Messenger; Messages Section Redesigned
A lot of news coming out of Facebook today, it seems. This afternoon, the social network is also announcing a series of updates for Android users, which include improvements to both the Facebook for A...
10:57 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch iOS 6 Already On 15% Of Device 24 Hours After Release
A new report just released by ad network and data analytics firm Chitika says that Apple's iOS 6 has already been adopted by 15% of eligible iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users, just 24 hours after the ...
10:57 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch iOS 6 Already On 15% Of Devices 24 Hours After Release, Compared To 20% After 5 Days For iOS 5
A new report just released by ad network and data analytics firm Chitika says that Apple's iOS 6 has already been adopted by 15% of eligible iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users, just 24 hours after the ...
10:55 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Congresss $100M Research Service Rivals Wikipedia In Quality, But It Refuses To Share
The United States Congress' website got an expensive new facelift this week, but access to its incredibly valuable data was conspicuously absent. Most citizens are unaware that Congress has its own in...
10:48 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Developers On Transit Apps In iOS 6 Maps: Good For Users Long-Term, But Needs Improvement
Since the iOS 6 update, there's been a lot of negative reaction from users, around issues of accuracy (this Tumblr says it all) and the lack of built-in transit directions. In particular, as a carless...
10:41 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Move Over Dr. Seuss: Rovio Readies Angry Birds Kids Books, Partners With Publisher Egmont
ngry Birds started life as a mobile app but it's since become a sprawling merchandising and rights licensing empire for its creator Rovio -- helping it rake in earnings of $106m in 2011. From clothes,...
10:17 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Romain: TechCrunchs Fearless Vlogger In Line For The iPhone 5
As you should already know, the iPhone 5 is upon us. The phone goes on sale tomorrow morning, with doors opening at 8am Eastern Time. There are already a few dozen people in line at New York's 5th Ave...
10:11 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch News App News360 Announces Publisher Program With The Atlantic, Chicago Tribune, And Others
News360, a startup promising a personalized newsreading experience, just announced its beta publisher program, where it works directly with publishers to create a custom, branded experience in the app...
09:50 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Launches Shared Activity Plugin To Give App Users More Privacy Controls On Other Websites
Facebook just announced a new social plugin that should cut down on moments that leave you thinking, "How did this end up on my profile?"Thanks to Facebook's Open Graph, users can automatically publis...
09:42 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch The Beginnings Of A Usable Mobile Wallet: Target Brings Mobile Coupons To Apples Passbook
Not that it should come as a big surprise, given that Target was one of the brands showcased in the Passbook demo at Apple's WWDC in June, but today it's official: Target's app is now Passbook-enabled...
09:29 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Why The @Facebook.com Addresses In iOS 6 Contact Sync? Apple And Facebook Want To Shut Out Gmail
Why would Facebook quietly hide everyone's real email addresses and only display @facebook.com addresses on our profiles? Signs, rumors, and one source point to pressure from Apple to join forces and ...
09:24 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Three Words Explain Why Apple Has Us By The Short Hairs: Home Shopping Network
Oh, Apple, we love you so much. Well, a lot of us do anyways. The company has been pretty amazing when it comes to introducing new products to the marketplace, and most of that is definitely because t...
09:24 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Why Apple Has Us By The Short Hairs In 3 Words: Home. Shopping. Network.
Oh, Apple, we love you so much. Well, a lot of us do anyways. The company has been pretty amazing when it comes to introducing new products to the marketplace, and most of that is definitely because t...
09:22 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch BlockAvenue Uses Big Data To Assign A Letter Grade To Your Neighborhood
BlockAvenue, which is launching today, has acquired and aggregated about 50 million data points from across the U.S. to assign a letter grade to virtually every neighborhood and city block in the coun...
09:02 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Everyme Has A New Project: Origami, A Private Sharing Service For Families
Everyme, the Y Combinator-backed startup with an app focused on private social circles, is announcing a new product today called Origami, which customizes the private sharing concept for a specific gr...
08:58 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Sorry Amazon, Walmart Is Done Selling Your E-Readers For You
Once again, the list of places where you can buy one of Amazon's Kindles has gotten shorter. According to a new report from Reuters, low-cost retail titan Walmart has completely dropped Amazon's full ...
08:57 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Conans Tips For iPhone 5 Owners Facing Extended Shipping Times
I've been in this boat: your heart sinks as you watch pre-order times slip for the latest Apple hotness while you wait to amass the necessary funds, or you wake up to find that the first batch rolling...
08:31 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Taptus Acquisition By MediaFed Hints At Smart Move To Put The Heat On Flipboard And The Rest
Taptu, a competitor with Flipboard and Pulse in the 'tablet news reader' stakes, was aiming to be the new-new thing when it launched back in 2010. A few iterations and fund-raising's later it's fair t...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Opera Mini For Android Gets A Personalized Homepage For Social Updates And News
Opera just released version 7.5 of its Opera Mini for Android browser. The main feature here is Opera's so-called "Smart Page," which is meant to give you a quick and easy-to-read update of what's hap...
08:06 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Magnify Teams Up With AOL To Bring Curated, Premium Video Content To Publishers
Many sites want to offer video, but they can't afford their own studio or a quality video production team. Magnify entered the picture in 2007 to give publishers and brands the opportunity to offer c...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Online Ticketing Startup Picatic Launches EventTilt, Its Kickstarter For Events
Crowdfunding is all the rage these days, isn't it? People are crowdfunding their hardware startups, crowdfunding their vacations, even crowdfunding their weddings. And now, you can crowdfund concerts ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Social Task Manager Producteev Adds Document Collaboration
Competition in the social task/project-management market is heating up. Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz's startup Asana and Salesforce.com's Do.com are some of the most visible players (see my pr...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Simple.TVs $149 DVR For iPhone, iPad, Roku And Web Ships September 27
Simple.TV, whichattracteda lot of attention at this year's International CES show in January, is finally announcing the ship date for its DVR solution for live and recorded TV: September 27 for U.S. c...
07:41 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Stack Exchange Links Up With USTPO For Community Patent Project AskPatents.com For Prior Art
The patent dramas of the last couple of years have included fights between the very biggest tech titans -- Oracle v. Google; Samsung v. Apple; etc. -- those picking on the little guys -- remember pate...
07:41 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Stack Exchange Links Up With USTPO For Community-Based Prior Art Forum AskPatents.com
The patent dramas of the last couple of years have included fights between the very biggest tech titans -- Oracle v. Google; Samsung v. Apple; etc. -- those picking on the little guys -- remember pate...
07:06 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Apples iOS 6 Causes Massive Traffic Spike, Signals High Early Adoption Despite Maps Issues
Apple's power to drive downloads cannot beunderestimated, as a new report from notes. Yesterday, Apple released iOS 6, as well as an update for OS X and just about every first-party app it offers on i...
07:05 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The $35 Tablet That Could Connect The World
TechCrunch just got its hands on the new Aakash UbiSlate 7Ci, the super-cheap tablet that will attempt to connect every student in India to the Internet. Educators have long hoped that cheap computing...
06:42 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Meritocracy Vs. Diversity Impasse Stalls Last Hope For Immediate Immigration Reform
A Republican immigration reform bill to grant more visas to high-skilled immigrants is facing an uphill battlein Congress. The proposed bill, The STEM Jobs Act, trades the 55,000 visas allotted under ...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch After Radical Changes, YC-Backed MinoMonsters Hits 1.5M Players, Gets A Little More Funding
When a mobile game pivots: Y Combinator-backed MinoMonsters, a Pokmon-inspired game from two of the incubator's youngest founders made a bold move earlier this summer when they released version 2.0 of...
06:02 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Introduces Storefront Billboards To Help Select Kindle Fire, Fire HD Apps Stand Out
App discoverability is a constant thorn in the side of developers. It's also an obvious annoyance for consumers who have to spent time sifting through app store chaff to find the bits of software real...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Nabs Amazon Vet Jon Jenkins To Be Its New Head Of Engineering
Pinterest may have had its start several years back led by three non-technical co-founders, but the company is showing that it's serious about being an engineering powerhouse.Pinterest, which recently...
05:44 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Real Estate Site Trulia Sees Shares Pop 30 Percent On First Trade, Valued At Over $500 Million
Real estate listings and search site Trulia has just made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TRLA." The company's stock opened at $22.10, up 30 percent from the company's prici...
05:38 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Patents A Method For Motion-Based Charging That Could Make Its Way To Future iPhones
A patent newly-published by the USPTO and filed by Apple in June reveals plans for a system through which devices could be charged by the movement of a person's body, thanks to electromagnetic inducti...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Confirms: iPhone 5 To Join The Ranks Of Existing Patent Lawsuits
Samsung has been widely expected to add the iPhone 5 to itsongoingpatent disputes with Apple, and today the Korean electronics company made that official, noting in a U.S. court filing uncovered by Re...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch A New Take On F-Commerce: Soldsie Lets Retailers Sell Through Facebook Comments
Oh look, maybe Facebook commerce can work. Soldsie, a San Francisco-based startup which was previously operating under the name Central.ly, is today officially launching a social media point-of-sale p...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch An Offer You Cant Refuse? Facebook Adds Barcodes, New Ad-Buy Rider To Its Offers Coupon Product
Offers, a free couponing service launched by Facebook back in May to beef up its commercial profile with businesses, is getting an update. From today, and gradually rolling out globally, Facebook is a...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Announcing The TechCrunch Northern Meetups: Toronto, Detroit, Chicago
If you're going to the North Country Fair where the wind hits heavy on Lake Michigan, we want you to attend one of our TC Northern meetups to be held in Toronto on November 5, Detroit on November 7, a...
04:29 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Netgear Debuts New NeoTV, NeoTV PRO and NeoTV MAX Streaming Players To Take On Roku
Netgear unveiled an all-new lineup of streaming media players today, including the NeoTV, NeoTV PRO and NeoTV MAX, available for $49.99, $59.99 and $69.99 respectively beginning today, September 20. T...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch iPhone 5: How Apples LTE Band Choices Are Affecting The Carrier Landscape In Europe
The iPhone 5's partial support for LTE frequencies in Europe means that when the iPhone 5 goes on sale tomorrow, the only Europeans who will be able to use it for 4G speeds are customers of T-Mobile, ...
03:43 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Welcome To Apples iOS6 Map Where Berlin Is Now Called Schoeneiche
We've seen that the new Apple-created iO6 map which replaces the Google Maps app has had - how can we put it - a little bit of a backlash. But this morning, as Europeans woke up to a little screen en...
03:13 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Baxter The Worker Robot Puts In The Hours So You Dont Have To
While I doubt this guy will replace the Homer Simpsons of the world, Baxter by Boston-based Rethink Robotics is a robot that could definitely give the average button pushers a run for their money. The...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Eyeing The International Market, MoPub, The DoubleClick For Mobile, Raises $12 Million Series B
MoPub, the Accel-backed mobile advertising startup founded by ex-AdMob and Google employees, is today announcing a $12 million round of Series B funding which the company says will be used for hiring ...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Business Card Upstart Moo.com Buys Flavors.me To Expand Its Digital Profile
Moo.com, the online-to-print business card company that was one of the UK's earlier startup successes, is branching out: it is buying all of the assets ofFlavors.me, the site where people can create o...
01:51 pm GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch VERSUS IO Sees 3X Traffic In 120 Days, Launches Comparisons For Cameras, Camcorders, Mobile Apps
Natural language-styled comparison engine VERSUS IO is boasting some decent growth today, along with adding new verticals -- cameras, camcorders and apps -- to its initial offering which targetedbuyin...
11:54 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Visual Twitter Site Tiny Post Uses Bots To Test User Engagement, Gets Called Out
Lesson for social networking startups: don't mess around with your early adopters. Tiny Post, the 500 Startups company that lets users post photos with short messages attached to them (like a visual T...
11:54 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Visual Twitter Site Tiny Post Uses Bots To Test User Engagement, Gets Busted, Fesses Up
Lesson for social networking startups: don't mess around with your early adopters. Tiny Post, the 500 Startups-backed company that lets users post photos with short messages attached to them (like a v...
11:01 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Roku Will Sell Its Streaming Stick In October For $99; Adds Vudu Apps And Wireless Music Streaming
Earlier this year, Roku announced plans to release a Streaming Stick, which would bring all the same streaming capabilities that users have come to expect from its streaming boxes -- but at a fraction...
10:38 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Arrington Cam Outtake: A Part Of Him Youve Never Seen
Can somebody please tell this guy that he doesn't work here anymore?...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Corporate VC Internet Deals Hit A High In Q2 2012; Number Of Deals Up 60 Percent
CB Insights is releasing a report that shows that corporate VCs are investing at a high. In fact, after a lackluster Q1, corporate VCs are opening up their wallets as deal activity hits a five quarter...
07:05 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch The iOS 6 Maps App Takes To Twitter To Assuage Your Cartographic Grief
Over the past day or so the vituperation against the iOS 6 Maps app AKA the Maps app that makes you wish you were running Android has been rising on the blogsphere? Why? Well the app is kind of wonky,...
06:34 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch PornFeud: Sex.com Claims Pinterest Is Banning Racy Pins
There's trouble brewing in Pinterest land. Sex.com [SFW] (a site that can be arguably described as a Pinterest with yoo yoos and ha has) has been banned as a source for user pins, thereby reducing the...
04:52 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Tell It To The Judge: Why The Press Is Wary When Another Scorned Harvard Alum Says Zuck Copied Him
Aaron Greenspan, a programmer and web entrepreneur who was a contemporary of Mark Zuckerberg's while the two were students at Harvard University, has released a new batch of instant message conversati...
04:32 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch SingTel Acquires Intelligent, Social Photo Aggregator Pixable For $26.5 Million
Singaporean telecommunications giant SingTel has acquired intelligent, social photo aggregator Pixable, for $26.5 million. The company develops sleek social photo creation, aggregation and categorizat...
04:12 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Users Report Annoying (Apparently Fixed) WiFi Bug In iOS 6
It looks like there's been another bug in today's launch of iOS 6. We've been getting multiple tips stating iOS 6 is causing a bug in users' WiFi several hours after it's installed. There are also twe...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Moment.Me For iPhone Creates Shared Albums With Photos, Videos, & Tweets From You & Friends
Moment.meis a newly launched iPhone application which automatically aggregates photos, videos and tweets from social networks, and then organizes them into multimedia albums it calls "moments." It cur...
03:40 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Movi.Kanti.Revo: Google And Cirque Du Soleil Launch A Sensory Chrome Experiment
At its I/O developer conference earlier this year, Google showed off an upcoming browser-based collaboration with Cirque du Soleil that was meant to bring some of Cirque's imagination to the browser. ...
02:05 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Bright Launches Bright Labs, A Site Packed With Jobs Data And Job-Seeking Tips
Back in June, Bright announced a new recruiting tool called Bright Score, a system that automatically scores whether someone is a good fit for the job. But that's just one way Bright can make use of a...
01:44 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch California And 11 States Now Allow Online Voter Registration
Silicon Valley, residents of California, and citizens in 11 other states can now register to vote online. California, the newest state to ease the inconvenience of vote registration, launched their on...
01:44 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch California And 11 Other States Now Allow Online Voter Registration
Silicon Valley, residents of California, and citizens in 11 other states can now register to vote online. California, the newest state to ease the inconvenience of voter registration, launched their o...
01:18 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch iOS 6 Passbook Real World Test: Lets All Go To A Movie Or Not
Already, apps are hitting the App Store with Passbook support, providing tickets, loyalty cards and coupons you can actually use. So I tried to do just that, using the newly updated Cineplex (Canadian...
01:18 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch iOS 6 Passbook Real-World Test: Lets All Go To A Movie Or Not
Already, apps are hitting the App Store with Passbook support, providing tickets, loyalty cards and coupons you can actually use. So I tried to do just that, using the newly updated Cineplex (Canadian...
01:07 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch TuneUp Doesnt Just Clean Up Your Music Library Now It Provides Lyrics, Too
TuneUp, the iTunes plug-in that improves your music library by fixing mislabeled songs, adding missing cover art, and the like, is introducing a fun new feature today the ability to view the lyrics o...
12:32 am GMT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Techcrunch Adobe Misses On Q3 Sales; Revenue Up 7 Percent To $1.08B, EPS In Line
Adobe Systems reported third quarter earnings, missing analyst expectations. Adobe's revenue came in at $1.08 billion, up 7 percent from the same quarter last year (analysts expected sales of $1.1 bil...
11:07 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch When Updates Make Things Worse: Evernotes Skitch 2.0
The popular screenshot tool Skitch is launching on the iPhone today and Evernote, which bought the tool about a year ago, also just released version 2.0 for Mac and iPad. With this update, Skitch is a...
11:03 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Responds To iPhone 5 Frenzy With A Feisty Galaxy S III Commercial
Here we go again. Samsung (and its agency) has historically had no problem poking fun at overly-obsessed, iPhone-idolizing Apple fanatics, and just like clockwork, the Korean electronics giant has rel...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Makerbot Releases The $2,199 Replicator 2.0, A Leap Forward In Home 3D Printing
Makerbot has just announced the Replicator 2.0, a brand new Makerbot Replicator with a larger build plate, coated metal chassis, and improved software as well as better print resolution. In short, thi...
10:55 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Take Public Transportation? Heres What To Expect From The Maps App On iOS 6
As you know, Apple has released iOS 6 widely, and I'm not too stoked about the new Maps application. I've been using it for a few months thanks to the developer version, and my experience has been mad...
10:53 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch comScore: 4 Out Of 5 Smartphone Owners Use Device To Shop; Amazon Most Popular Mobile Retailer
Today. comScore released a study on U.S. smartphone behavior with respect to retail and shopping. The study found that 4 in every 5 smartphone users, which represents 85.9 million U.S. users, accessed...
10:53 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch comScore: 4 Out Of 5 Smartphone Owners Use Device To Shop; Amazon Is The Most Popular Mobile Retailer
Today. comScore released a study on U.S. smartphone behavior with respect to retail and shopping. The study found that 4 in every 5 smartphone users, which represents 85.9 million U.S. users, accessed...
10:53 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch From The Rumor Mill: Everyday Health Is Snapping Up Social Media Marketer EQAL For Up To $20M
So it looks like another social media marketing company may be close to getting acquired. We've been hearing for a month now that Eqal -- which builds "influencer networks" around celebrities and bran...
10:47 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With Facebook In OS X: Sharing Made Easy, App Access And Contact Syncing
Apple has released an update to OS X that brings Facebook single sign-on to its desktop operating system. That means you can use your Facebook credentials to sign in to the network under "Settings ...
10:31 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Ustreams Automatic Copyright Protection Just Killed The Salesforce Keynote Stream
Here's an example of awesome technology working, but potentially at the wrong time. The Salesforce/Dreamforce keynote was interrupted during its Ustream streaming due to copyright protection....
10:31 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Ustreams Automatic Copyright Protection Just Killed The Salesforce Keynote Stream (UPDATED)
Here's an example of awesome technology working, but potentially at the wrong time. The Salesforce/Dreamforce keynote was interrupted during its Ustream streaming due to copyright protection....
10:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch How To Undo Facebook Hiding Your Email Address Before Your Friends Use iOS 6 Contact Sync
Millions of people are downloading iOS 6 right now, and many will use the Facebook contact sync feature to pull in photos and current phone numbers of friends. But rather than your real email address ...
10:09 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch A Peek At Facebooks Insanely Awesome Monitoring Tool Claspin
Facebook engineer Sean Lynch has built a mind-blowing, custom server-monitoring tool for the company that uses heat mapping to keep tabs on a huge number of servers at a glance. Lynch is part of the c...
09:33 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Sources: Zynga Chief Security Officer Nils Puhlmann Has Resigned From Company
We're hearing that Nils Puhlmann, the cloud security expert who has worked as Zynga's Chief Security Officer since 2009, resigned from the company yesterday, according to two sources familiar with the...
09:32 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Hold The Front Page (Til Later): Buffer Partners With News Curation Service Scoop.it
Courtesy of a new partnership with Buffer, users of the 'make-your-own-online-magazine'-styled service, Scoop.it, can now schedule social media updates at the same time as they curate their topic-base...
09:29 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch StearClear, The App That Gets Your Car Home When Youre Too Drunk To Drive, Raises $600K, Plans Expansion
One of the worst things about getting drunk far from home is having to abandon your car overnight which you then have to painfully retrieve it the following day, hangover and all. Sometimes, the car i...
09:24 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Marc Benioff Highlights Man, Machines, And Social Networks In Dreamforce Keynote
A theme is emerging Marc Benioff's keynote. Man, machines and social networks are part of the next evolution in technology and compares to the movements of the past forty years dating back to the main...
09:16 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Rolls Out OS X 10.8.2, Brings Facebook To Mountain Lion
Apple introduced an update to OS X alongside the iOS 6 update today, version 10.8.2. It offers Facebook integration, allowing users to sign in with their Facebook integration at the system level and ...
08:52 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch If I Were Google, I Wouldnt Release A Native iOS 6 Maps App For Six Months
So, iOS 6 is upon us and people are going to start getting their new iPhones this week as well. What they'll soon (maybe) realize is that Maps for iOS is no longer powered by Google. And it sucks some...
08:47 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch iOS 6 Review: The Highs, The Lows, And Everything In Between
iOS 6 is here, and you're probably in some stage of trying to download or install it on one or more device if you're reading this, or at least contemplating an upgrade. Some might bethinkingabout hang...
08:45 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch iOS 6 Is Now Available: Heres What Features Your iDevice Gets
Apple has pushed iOS 6 live, meaning you can update now, either by visiting Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch 4th gen or later, or iPad, or by pluggi...
08:34 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With The HTC Windows Phone 8X: Yet Another Flagship Windows Phone 8 Device
Today at HTC's press conference, the company introduced two new phones. The Windows Phone 8X is the bigger brother, the flagship device. With a 4.3-inch display and competitive specs, it is no surpris...
08:32 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With The Windows Phone 8S: Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
The Windows Phone 8S isn't necessarily the most impressive of HTC's latest line-up, being baby brother to the 4.3-inch 8X and all. It's design, on the other hand, looks and feels great. HTC has a knac...
08:29 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch No Coincidence: Google Announces Cross-Platform Sync For Google Maps Just Ahead Of iOS 6 Launch
Apple is launching iOS 6 today and one of the changes that will likely spark a lot of discussion is the new Maps app that does away with Google Maps and replaces it with Apple's own (and by most accou...
08:10 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Good Pivots To Social Media Platform: The Logical Next Step For The Community That Gives A Damn
Good Magazine, the publication aimed at socially-conscious consumers, has been through some ups and downs in the last year -- buyingsocial media platform Jumo (up), getting rid of editorial staff (dow...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Video Commerce Network HaulerDeals Launches Its Own Fashion Brand, Local Socialite
If you don't know about HaulerDeals, you probably should. The network of YouTube personalities has more than 5 million subscribers and a billion video views in total, and is quickly establishing a new...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Stripe Launches Developer-Friendly Online Payments Processing In Canada
Stripe announced today that it is expanding its service to Canada, marking its first launch outside of the U.S. and the first step in a larger strategy of broad international availability. The Canadia...
07:57 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Ringya Lets You Snap Photos Of Paper Lists & Business Cards To Create Contact Groups On iPhone
If you've ever needed a better way to manage your contact lists directly on your iPhone, a new app called Ringya (yeah I know, kind of a dopey name, but stay with me here) can help. But what makes thi...
07:40 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The HTC 8S, A Crappy Mid-Range Windows Phone Device No One Will Buy
HTC just revealed its family of Windows Phone 8 devices and HTC says mid-range 8S model is aimed squarely at the general consumer. But it's missing a lot of features. Apparently the general consumer w...
07:38 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Scopely, The Mobile-Social Gaming Platform From AdSenses Co-Creator, Raises $8.5M
There are a handful of startups that are going to build mobile-social gaming platforms or die trying. Los Angeles' Scopely is one of the latest. The company, from AdSense Co-creator Eytan Elbaz, is cl...
07:38 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Confirmed: Scopelys New $8.5M Funding Round Was Not Wrapped In Bacon
There are a handful of startups that are going to build mobile-social gaming platforms or die trying. Los Angeles' Scopely is one of the latest. The company, from AdSense Co-creator Eytan Elbaz, is cl...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Officially Reveals The 8X: 4.3-Inch 720p Display, 1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor, Beats Audio
HTC has been one of Microsoft's longest-standing mobile partners (think back to the Windows Mobile days), and today the Taiwanese company officially pulled back the curtains on the newest fruit of tha...
07:08 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Live From HTCs New York Press Event!
Here we are, in New York City, prepping for HTC's New York press event. Three phones are expected, all of which will run the very capable Windows Phone 8 OS. The invitation gave nothing away, simply a...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Evernote Pares Down, Soups Up Image Annotation App Skitch, Extends It To iPhone, iPod
Last week it was revealed that personal data management app Evernote would integrating Skitch--the image-editing app it acquired last year that has now seen 10 million downloads -- further into its se...
06:46 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Europes Carpooling.com Adds Push Notifications, PayPal Payment In New Android App, Ahead Of U.S. Launch
Munich, Germany-based company, Carpooling.com, whose ride-sharing service helps shift more than a million people around Europe each month, has launched a new Android app -- adding a PayPal payment opt...
06:46 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Carpooling.com Adds Push Notifications, PayPal Payment In New Android App, Clocks 550K Downloads
Munich, Germany-based company, Carpooling.com, whose ride-sharing service helps shift more than a million people around Europe each month, has launched a new Android app -- adding a PayPal payment opt...
06:36 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch NewzSocial Debuts A Social News Magazine For iPad That You & Your Friends Create
Just when you thought you had settled on your preferred news magazine for the iPad (be it Flipboard, Zite, Currents, or something else entirely), another new contender enters the ring. Today, the Newz...
06:27 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Social Data Startup Gnip Goes Deeper Into Twitters Past, Offers Full Archive Of Public Tweets
Gnip is announcing a new product today that provides access to the full database of public tweets from the beginning of time or rather, the beginning of Twitter. The company says that's only availabl...
06:02 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch LGs Quad-Core Flagship Optimus G To Make U.S. Debut In Q4, We Go Hands-On
LG's new top-tier Optimus G certainly looks like a contender on paper -- its 4.7-inch HD IPS display, 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel camera, and LTE support mak...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch StumbleUpon Revamps iOS App With Improved Navigation, Page Previews, And StumbleDNA
StumbleUpon is releasing a new version of its iOS today I've played with a little, and it's a good-looking, intuitive-feeling app that could make the content discovery service more addictive than eve...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch TWC Willing To Give Up Control Of Interface, Not Customer Relationship In Expanding To Apple TV
Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia investor conference today, Time Warner Cable's president and COO Rob Marcus explained during a webcast session that the cable provider is willing to sacrific...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Heroku Enterprise For Java A New Play In A Crowded Market
Heroku has added Java for a new enterprise focused service so companies and IT organizations can build and run Java applications in the cloud.In a press release, Heroku boasts it will allow companies ...
05:52 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Charlie ODonnells Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Raises $3.5M
As we reported earlier this year, VC Charlie ODonnell, who has worked as at both First Round Capital and Union Square Ventures, launched his own venture firm, New York-based Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. ...
05:38 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch PassRocket Lets Any Business Create Loyalty Cards For Apples New Passbook App For Free
When it rains, it pours. Today, Apple is rolling out the new version of its iOS 6 mobile operating system, and already we've come across several companies building apps poised to take advantage of one...
05:25 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Photo- And Video-Sharing App Mobli Raises $22M From Kazakhstan Investor Kenges Rakishev And Others
Photo- and video-sharing startup Mobli has gotten a lot of attention since it launched for signing up celebrity investors. Well, you probably haven't heard of its newest investor -- at least, not unle...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Magnifis Debuts An Upgraded Robin, The KITT-Like Android Virtual Assistant App For Drivers
Robin, a virtual assistant application for Android that's a bit like KITT in app format, is out with its first major update since its public beta launch in June. Not meant as a Siri clone, Robin is fo...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce.com Sets Up Next Big Battle With Facebook Style Identity For The Enterprise
Salesforce.com is setting up the next big battle in the market with a new service they are calling Facebook style identity for the enterprise.The new service, which Marc Benioff first discussed on sta...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Samsungs Galaxy Note II Will Launch On All Five Major U.S. Wireless Carriers By Mid-November
Like the Galaxy S III before it, Samsung has just announced that the new Galaxy Note II will indeed hit all five major U.S. carriers -- AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Health Announces Second Class Of Healthcare Transformers [TCTV]
Startup Health first announced Round One of its startup academy roster in March. There were ten different companies, ranging from a device that made it possible to conduct high-risk pregnancy at home ...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Vimeo Offers Tips-Based Monetization For Videos, Creator-Controlled Pay Walls Coming Soon
Vimeo is a great site that's done a lot for independent online video creation and publishing, but one thing that's been missing from its platform is a way for creators to make money directly from thei...
04:55 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch T-Mobile USA Names John Legere As New Chief Executive Officer
T-Mobile USA has just announced that John Legere, who has been in the U.S. and global telecommunications industry for 32 years, will take over as CEO of the company. The change is effective September ...
04:52 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce Confirms Chatterbox, Its Own Cloud Storage Answer To Box (And Dropbox)
Last week during TC Disrupt Salesforce's CEO Marc Benioff referred to how the company was planning a Box-style competitor called Chatterbox. Today, the company has officially announced it. It is name-...
04:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch iPhone 5 Shipping Estimates Slip To 3-4 Weeks
Hope you already ordered your iPhone 5. Apple just updated the shipping estimate, pushing the window for all variations from 2-3 weeks to 3-4 weeks. And with good reason, too. It's a great phone.It's ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce Blends Buddy Media With Radian6 For Its New Social Marketing Cloud
Salesforce has made some pretty hefty bets on social monitoring, engagement, content and advertising with the acquisitions of Radian6 and Buddy Media. As you may remember, the CRM giant shelled out $3...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce Debuts Rypple-Powered Work.com To Help Companies Manage And Reward Talent
Nearly a year ago, Salesforce acquired social performance platform Rypple, and revealed that it will be entering the human capital management (a.k.a. employee and talent management software) market. E...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce Launches HTML5 App For Sales Cloud; Launches Chatter Communities For Vendors And The Service Cloud
At Salesforce's annual conference, Dreamforce, the company announced a number of new improvements to its Sales and Service Clouds. First, the company is launching Salesforce Touch, which is powered by...
03:36 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch DC Lobby Group Internet Association Lists Full Roster Of Tech Giants And Outs Manifesto
Washington DC-headquartered lobby group The Internet Association -- which named its president and CEO earlier this year -- has now unveiled its full membership roster and policy platform....
03:20 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Bromium: Trapping Malware And Analyzing Attacks But Facing Limits, Too
Bromiumhas released its first software product -- a micro virtual machine (micro-vm) that traps malware and analyzes it for IT administrators to examine once an attack takes place.Bromium is a startup...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Interactive Media Firm RGM Group Raises $21M, Adds Former Fastclick Exec Kurt Johnson As CEO
You've probably never heard of interactive media firm RGM Group, which is beyond a ton of custom ad experiences online. But after eight years of operating profitably without raising any money, RGM is ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch With More Than 20M Gamers Tuning In, Twitch Raises $15M From Bessemer Venture Partners
E-sports are becoming big business. How big? Big enough that San Francisco-based live streaming startup Twitch (formerly TwitchTV) has about 20 million gamers watching e-sports on its platform. And so...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Big Win For Amazon, B&N In Europe: Apple, Four Big Publishers Terminate Their Agency Deal
Some development in the e-book price war being played out in Europe -- and an indirect victory for Amazon and any other retailer not called Apple in the process: the European Commission has announced ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise Cloud Integration Company SnapLogic Raises $20M From Ignition, Andreessen Horowitz
SnapLogic, a company that helps enterprises integrate their cloud environments with on-premise solutions, has raised $20 million Series C funding round led by Ignition Partners, joined by Triangle Pea...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Tello Launches PassTools To Help Businesses Build Their Apple Passbook Passes
One of the highlights of Apple's iOS 6 launch today is Passbook, the company's new tool for managing your loyalty cards, coupons, boarding passes, movie tickets and similar cards that you may currentl...
01:53 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Wi-Fi Alliance Simplifies Streaming With Miracast-Certification Just Dont Expect Apple To Play
The Wi-Fi Alliance has launched a device certification program for the new Miracast wireless streaming standard which aims to simplify video and audio sharing between different devices -- doing away w...
01:22 pm GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Coming To A Car Near You: Linux Goes Automotive, Signs Up Harman, Intel, Toyota, Samsungs Tizen, More
If, one day, we really are all going to be carted around in driverless cars from the likes of Google and others, then we may as well have some apps on board to keep us occupied. Today, the Linux Found...
11:50 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Announces Product News On The Today Show. Tech Is Now Mainstream. Dur.
Our boss Jay Kirsch often refers to TechCrunch as "Forbes during the sixties," a description that royally annoys me because I think TechCrunch is just TechCrunch during the 2010s.He also thinks that w...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Your Online Ivy: Coursera Now Hosts 200 Courses From 33 Schools And Reaches 1.3M Students
For decades, the door to America's top-tier universities has been closing, and today your chances of being admitted to these prestigious institutions is slimmer than ever. This year, the acceptance ra...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Your Online Ivy: Coursera Now Hosts 200 Courses From 33 Schools & Reaches 1.3M Students
For decades, the door to America's top-tier universities has been closing, and today your chances of being admitted to these prestigious institutions is slimmer than ever. This year, the acceptance ra...
07:14 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch With iPhone 5, Apple Has Chiseled The Smartphone To Near Perfection
You pick it up and it almost feels fake. That's not to say it feels cheap; because it doesn't quite the opposite, actually. It just doesn't seem real. Certainly not to someone who has been holding th...
07:05 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce.com To Announce Cross-Company Instant Messaging For Chatter
Salesforce.com will announce new features for its "Facebook for enterprise" service Chatter this week at its annual Dreamforce conference. CEO Marc Benioff already revealed during his TechCrunch Disru...
06:02 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Blackstone Throws Down Just Over $2 Billion To Acquire Home Automation Giant Vivint
News broke tonight that The Blackstone Group, which operates the second largest equity fund businesses in the world, has agreed to acquire home automation giant, Vivint, in a deal that's worth just ov...
05:14 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch With iPhone 5, Apple Has Chiseled The Smartphone To Near Perfection
You pick it up and it almost feels fake. That's not to say it feels cheap; because it doesn't quite the opposite, actually. It just doesn't seem real. Certainly not to someone who has been holding th...
05:13 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Is Baking Little Favors For Its Advertisers Into Every Change
Twitter has released numerous "user experience enhancements" this summer including today's update. But subtly embedded in each are the building blocks of a better business plan. Twitter is slowly and...
04:24 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With GoldieBlox, The Toy That Wants To Make Girls Fall In Love With Engineering
Ask engineers about their favorite toys growing up, and chances are, LEGOs will be mentioned. Often, they'll be discussed with great intensity and detail, as in, "The best Christmas ever was in 1988, ...
03:47 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Here Are The 10 Startups Taking The Spotlight Today At Founders Den: Screenleap, AnyPerk, And More
Founders Den, the "clubhouse for entrepreneurs" (it's like a co-working space, but classier) based in San Francisco's startup-heavy Soma neighborhood, just kicked off its third demo day....
03:35 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch After Nixing M&A Offers, Android Panorama Developer TeliportMe Nabs Funding From Bill Gross, 500 Startups
Last July, TeliportMe launched an Android app that allows users to capture and share panoramic images. The app, appropriately called 360, is gives users the ability to not only capture high-res 360 pa...
03:04 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Hangouts Now Let You Know Exactly Who Is Coming And Going
Today, the Google+ team shared some insight into a few tweaks that it's made to the Hangouts experience over the last couple of months, as well as some new initiatives.In a post on Google+, ...
02:28 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Source: Twitpic Has Been In Talks To Sell, And Getting Kicked Out Of Twitters Apps Wont Help
Correctly anticipating that Twitter's API crackdown would reach photo sharing services, Twitpicis actively talking to at least two potential acquirers and has received offers over the past few weeks s...
02:04 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Study: Want More Female Leadership? Use Consensus, Not Majority Rule
As startups, mega-corporations, and governments strain to promote women leaders in technology, new evidence suggests that the relative timidity of women may simply be a function of voting procedure. W...
01:41 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Google Finally Starts Highlighting Its Indoor Imagery On Google Maps
Google officially launched its Google Business Photos (a.k.a. Indoor Streetview) initiative in April 2010, but this indoor imagery was often hard to find and only appeared on Google+ Local and in...
01:24 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Reminder: Apples iOS 6 Arrives Tomorrow, Heres What You Need To Know
Apple's latest mobile operating system gets released tomorrow, a few days ahead of the iPhone 5's launch on Friday. iOS 6 brings a lot of new stuff, and we've covered that in detail in previous posts....
01:16 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Squares Atlantic Station Office In Atlanta Is Focusing On Infrastructure
I spoke to Square today about some of their latest moving and shaking in recruiting, and learned that the company has nabbed a 5,000 square foot office space in the Atlantic Station section in Atlanta...
12:23 am GMT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Techcrunch Blue Apron Delivers All The Ingredients You Need To Cook Fresh Meals Every Week
Do we need another subscription service to deliver things to the doorstep? Blue Apron surprises with a new take on the market: every week, all the fresh ingredients you need to cook three meals are de...
11:59 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Beta Launches New Mobile Ad Network Using Your Data Target You With Banner Ads In Other Apps
Facebook today begins testing its own mobile ad network where advertisers can pay to target ads for app stores or websites at you based on your Facebook data that appear while you're on other apps and...
11:59 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Beta Launches New Mobile Ad Network Using Your Data To Target You With Banner Ads In Other Apps
Facebook today begins testing its own mobile ad network where advertisers can pay to target you with ads for app stores or websites based on your Facebook data that appear while you're on other apps a...
11:18 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch A Day In The Life Of A Hackathon Hacker: Meet David Kay [TCTV]
We've written a lot about our Hackathon hackers: their shirts, their hats, their ability to code all night sustained by only junk food, beer, and Red Bull. But this year we decided to do something a l...
10:56 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Updates SkyDrive With A Recycle Bin, Google Forms-Like Survey Tool Coming Soon
Microsoft just announced a few small but interesting updates to its cloud storage service SkyDrive. Just like your desktop, SkyDrive will now offer a recycle bin that allows you to recover files you m...
10:44 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Analyst Estimates On iPhone 5 Launch Weekend Sales Range From 3M-10M
Analysts have begun making their predictions about the iPhone 5's odds of success for launch weekend sales, and in fact there's quite a range when it comes to how the experts see things shaking out. A...
10:38 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise Flash Storage Company Virident Systems Raises $26M From Sequoia, Mitsui And Others
Virident Systems, a company that develops flash-based storage class memory solutions for the enterprise, has raised $26 million in Series D funding led by Mitsui Global Investments with Globespan Capi...
10:04 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Teams Up With Harris Interactive To Launch New Self-Service Consumer Research Tool
Market research firm Harris Interactive today announced that it is partnering with Google's recently launched Google Consumer Surveys "to develop and bring to market a new product that allows business...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Romney, Obama And Other Leaders Who Forgot There Is No More Secrecy
While Mitt Romney fends off the press, after he was secretly recorded denigrating 47% of Americans, let us not forget that his rival, Barack Obama, and other illustrious politicians, have also forgott...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Romney, Obama And Other Leaders Who Forgot There Is No More Secrecy [Updated]
While Mitt Romney fends off the press, after he was secretly recorded denigrating 47% of Americans, let us not forget that his rival, Barack Obama, and other illustrious politicians, have also forgott...
09:42 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Badgeville Gamification Platform Comes to Salesforce.com
The Badgeville gamification service is now available on Salesforce.com's AppExchange. The new service will allow people to give out badges for use on any app in the Salesforce.com ecosystem....
09:19 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Patent Complaint Filed Against Rackspace For Hosting GitHub
Personal Web has filed patent complaint against Rackspace for hosting GitHub. Documents embedded within....
09:02 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Fquare Brings The Crowdfunding Model To Farms?
You've heard of Kickstarter and IndieGoGo and I'm sure you've heard of plenty of other crowdfunding startups. But clearly there was a gap in the market waiting to be filled. That gap was farms. Yes, f...
09:01 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Licenses Microsoft Tech For Bigger File Sizes On Flash Drives
RIM has licensed the exFAT file system from Microsoft. This will enable BlackBerry devices to handle files larger than 4GB....
08:45 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Open Ocean Invests $1.3M To Push Crowdsourced Directory Truecallers Global Reach
Open Ocean, the VC fund led by former MySQL and Nokia execs, is investing $1.3 million in Stockholm, Sweden-based startup Truecaller -- maker of the crowdsourced phone directory app and web white page...
08:40 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Paris-Based Ventech Close To Closing 100M Fund To Invest In Europe And BRICs
Paris-based VC Ventech is in the process of closing its fourth fund. Called Ventech Capital F, the new vehicle is aiming to be a 100 million fund ($130M). It's raised 75% of the final target so far fr...
08:39 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch BenchPrep Switches To Subscription Model As It Moves Toward Education-as-a-Service
The growing prevalence of massively-open learning platforms and open education resources is bringing a sea change to the educational landscape. High-profile institutions have begun to adopt and launch...
08:14 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch RIM To Shut Down Tungle.Me, Team Will Focus On BlackBerry 10 Calendar App
Last year, BlackBerry maker RIM acquired the social calendaring app Tungle.me. Since then, the Tungle team mostly focused on the BlackBerry Calendar app for RIM's less than successful Playbook tablet....
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch ITC Says It Will Formally Investigate Motorolas Patent Complaint Against Apple
Almost exactly a month ago, Google's Motorola Mobility filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington. Today, the ITC announced its ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch HotelTonight Updates Its Booking App With Personalized Offers And User Ratings
One of the main selling points of HotelTonight, the app that allows users to reserve hotel rooms for, yes, that very evening, is its simplicity. In most cities, you just see three hotels, each in a di...
07:56 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch The iPhone 5s Greatest Inside Story: Chipmaking Maturation For Apple
The iPhone 5 brings a lot to the table, but a lot of its changes lie under the hood away from prying eyes. Or away from those eyes, at least until Friday, when it'll get opened up by a host of folks, ...
07:43 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Personal Cloud Search Engine CloudMagic Gets Overhauled: Adds Facebook, Dropbox, Evernote, Box & More
CloudMagic, the cross-platform cloud search utility, is one of those little undiscovered gems that has turned into an app that I now launch every day. The service, which started back in 2010 as a brow...
07:42 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Missing iGoogle? Try Backstitch Instead
In July, Google announced its plans to shut down iGoogle, its personalized homepage which users customized with gadgets of their choosing, including things like Twitter updates, shopping lists, calend...
07:23 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch MongoDB Maker 10Gen Closes Undisclosed Round From U.S. Intelligence Investors
10gen, the sponsor company of the open source NoSQL database MongoDB, today announced undisclosed investment from In-Q-Tel, a non-profit private equity and venture capital firm that invests in technol...
07:20 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Livestream Debuts Ad-Free Live Streaming; Launches A New iPhone App For Producers
Five years after launch, Livestream is making it even easier for video producers to begin live streaming events to their audiences -- and to do so in a way that doesn't annoy them with long pre-rolls,...
07:20 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Photo Fakery Tackled By FourMatch: Software That Tells You When The Camera Lies
Fourandsix Technologies has launched FourMatch, a software extension for Photoshop CS5/CS6 that analyses the authenticity of JPEG images....
07:04 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Alleged Leaked iPad Mini Pics Show Lightning Port, Odd Hole On The Back
Before the hot-selling iPhone 5 launched into existence, most of the surprise had already been ruined. We saw parts, heard about launch dates, and even saw full-fledged photos of the device. So if tha...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Sneakpeeq Brings Social Shopping Platform To The iPad
Sneakpeeq, a social shopping startup that debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt last year, is launching its iPad app today. The company has also hit the one million members mark. You can download the iPad app...
06:28 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch 20th Century Fox Puts Movies Online First With A Big Push Behind Digital HD
Don't call it electronic sell-through. Call it "Digital HD."20th Century Fox, the studio behind hits like Prometheus has got a whole new type of movie to sell you online. And while the actual product ...
06:20 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch AmEx Nabs Former Boku CTO And Amazon VP To Head Consumer Software Group
American Express has hired an experienced payments exec and technologist to help lead and scale product management for consumer products. Erich Ringewald, the former CTO of mobile payments platform BO...
06:16 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Care.com Debuts Karoo, A Private Mobile Social Network For Families & Caregivers
Care.com, the site that helps parents and families find babysitters, nannies, child care and senior care professionals, is today releasing a new iPhone application called Karoo which is designed to co...
06:16 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T On Notice: Carrier To Face Net Neutrality Complaint Over FaceTime
AT&T announced early on that users wouldn't be able to use FaceTime over cellular connections on its network, for subscribers who aren't on the carrier's Mobile Share Plans. The decision was obvio...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Hasselblad Shows Off New Lunar Mirrorless Camera, Partners With Sony To Deliver DSLRs, Compacts
Hasselblad announced today that it will be introducing a new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC) called the Lunar early in 2013, something which you can be pretty sure will appeal to a very ...
05:34 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Outbids Latest App Update Lets Users Listen To Live Auctioneers On Their iDevices
Outbid's real-time mobile auctions are neat enough as is, but the company has just pushed out an iOS app update that packs a much-needed feature to make the auction experience complete -- users can no...
05:31 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Can Motorola Win Back Europe With The Razr i, Its Speedy, New Intel-Powered Smartphone?
Motorola outted its first Intel powered smartphone today: the Razr i. The debut, strategically planned in London, raises questions of whether Motorola can claw back market share in Europe -- where it'...
05:26 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox iOS Update Brings Twitter And Facebook Sharing, Support For AirPrint
Dropbox has been busy. After adding new security features in the wake of an accounts hijacking, and adding support for the Galaxy Camera and the Galaxy Note II, the company has now released an update ...
05:07 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch DeployGate: Simple, Over-The-Air, Real-Time App Beta Testing Comes To Android
It's no secret that developing and testing Android applications can be difficult, but a newly launched solution called DeployGate intends to take the pain out of part of the process. In a nutshell, De...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Video Discovery Startup Squrl Adds Recommendations And Search Capabilities To iOS App
Video discovery, video discovery, video discovery -- it's like this is the thing that's on everyone's mind, right? You've got billions of hours of video being made available on the web and no good way...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch 10M Users Strong, Social Publishing Platform Wattpad Adds OMERS Ventures To Its Investor Pool
Social publishing network Wattpad today announced that Toronto's OMERS Ventures has joined its existing Series B round of investment, which totals $17.3 million, the amount announced back in June (OME...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Nuance To Acquire Ditech Networks For $1.45Share To Bolster Voice-To-Text Capabilities
Looks like Nuance has been up to more than just updating its myriad applications. The company has announced that it will acquire San Jose-based Ditech Networks for $1.45 per share, which works out to ...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch HotOrNot Founder Launches Mobile, Social App Perceptual Networks, Raises $1M From First Round, Steve Chen, Max Levchin And Others
Philadelphia-based Perceptual Networks has raised $1 million in funding from an impressive group of VCs and angels, including First Round Capital, Bullpen Capital, Max Levchin, Steve Chen, Michael Bir...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Skyscanners Mobile Apps Hit 10M Downloads, Letting Users Find Cheap Flights On The Go
Skyscanner is somewhat of a Scottish success story. Founded in 2003, the travel search site, best known for its flight comparisons (though it's branched out to include car hire and hotels), is reporte...
04:26 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Announces New Design With Focus On Profile Pages, iPad Update On The TODAY Show
Today, Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo announced a new design with a focus on profile pages and an iPad update on the TODAY Show, live. The show teased "big changes" coming to Twitter, and drew it out pret...
04:04 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch GENWI Nabs $2M From Mike Maples, Roger McNamee To Help Publishers Go Mobile
While magazines and newspapers have slowly made the transition from print to digital, they're still coming to grips with mobile. For publications (big and small) to survive amidst the industry's decli...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Commerce App PayDragon Launches Checkout, Shipping Almost Anything In 2 Days Or Less
Mobile commerce will obviously become huge, as more and more users get used to making purchases through their phones and tablet devices. But a lot of mobile apps still make it too difficult for users ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Spigit Acquires Enterprise Social Business Intelligence Company Crowdcast
Spigit, the maker of collaborative innovation management software for enterprises, has acquired Crowdcast, a provider of social business intelligence solutions. Crowdcast has raised $6 million in fun...
03:56 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Radionomys New Browser Version Lets You Fulfill Your Dream Of Hosting A Radio Station
Now it's easier than ever to start your own radio station and earn money on the ads thanks to Radionomy. Today the European do-it-yourself online radio platform with 13 million listeners is scrapping ...
03:55 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Like Peanut Butter And Chocolate: Apples Jony Ive To Design One-Of-A-Kind Leica M
Apple's going to have to temporarily share its design wizard Sir Jonathan Ive, with high-end camera maker Leica, as Ive will be creating a special, super limited edition of one version of the new Leic...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch With $1.3M In Funding, Private Photo-Sharing Service Familiar Replaces Screensavers & Digital Picture Frames
The screensaver is not dead! Familiar, a startup that lets friends and families privately share photos directly to each others' Macs, PCs, smartphones, and tablets, has been steadily gaining traction ...
03:15 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Dice Holdings Buys Slashdot, SourceForge And Freecode From Geeknet
Some consolidation afoot in online media: Dice Holdings, the career website owner, has bought the online media business of Geeknet, which includes the high-profile tech websites Slashdot, SourceForge ...
03:15 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Dice Holdings Pays $20M Cash For Slashdot, SourceForge And Freecode From Geeknet
Some consolidation afoot in online media: Dice Holdings, the career website owner, has bought the online media business of Geeknet, which includes the high-profile tech websites Slashdot, SourceForge ...
03:04 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch For Retailers, Smartphones May Not Yet Mean Payments, But They Do Mean Purchases: Study
Square's $200 million Series D and $3.25 billion valuation yesterday may have risen expectations massively for where mobile payments will ultimately go, but for now the vast majority of us are still p...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch SquareTrade: Americans Have Spent Nearly $6B On iPhone Repair And Replacement Since 2007
SquareTrade, a company that provides warranty repairs for consumer electronics, revealed in a report today that Americans have spent an approximate cumulative total of $5.9 billion on damaged iPhones ...
02:14 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Officially Outs The RAZR i, Its First Intel-Powered Smartphone
Intel's mobile chipsets have popped up in a handful of devices over the past few months, but Motorola -- arguably the biggest of Intel's smartphone partners -- has been content to keep quiet about the...
12:48 pm GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Jobs For Friends Launches Its (Yes, Youve Guessed It) Social Recruitment Platform
There seems to be an endless supply of startups in the social recruitment space right now. The premise being that friends of existing employees make the best potential job candidates. And so it is tha...
11:28 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo!s Now Removing The From Their Logo. Is The Exclamation Mark Next?
File in "Silicon Valley Things That Are Amazing/Ridiculous"*: Apparently free iPhones and food aren't the only cultural changes being enacted in Marissa Mayer's Yahoo! ...The new head honcho tweeted t...
11:07 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Watch This Author Use A Google Document To Write And Edit A Book In Real-Time
I can't imagine someone being able to watch every keystroke as I write a post like this, but author Silvia Hartmann is writing a novel, and is welcoming you to watch her progress. Live and in real-tim...
10:17 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Class2Go: Stanfords New Open-Source Platform For Online Education
The cost of higher education in the U.S. today is ridiculous. Student debt shot north of $1 trillion earlier this year, for example. So it's not surprising, then, that we're seeing growing adoption of...
09:20 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch SAP: The ClientServer Is Back And It Is Cloud
SAP is having a blogger and analyst event this week that is an education in how a big company can one day be exciting and another offer a reminder of how different it is from the startups of the world...
08:26 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Data-Focused Online Merchant Lender Kabbage Raises $30M From UPS, SV Angel And Others
Kabbage, which provides working capital to online merchants, has raised $30 million in Series C financing led by Thomvest Ventures, the venture capital arm of Peter Thomson, the founder and managing d...
07:25 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Reminder: The Taipei Mini-Meetup Is On At 8pm At OnTap Bar
Just a quick reminder that the Taipei Mini-Meetup is Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at about 8pm atOnTap Taipei, which is located atNo 21, Alley 11, Lane 216, Zhongxiao East Road. I'll be there - just l...
06:12 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Startups: Heres A Calculator For Funding And Equity, Courtesy Of SmartAsset
If you're a first-time entrepreneur, there can be a lot of confusing financial jargon to deal with especially when you're raising funding. If you don't want to get screwed, some things are probably w...
05:28 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch SAP: Patent Turmoil Will Help Give Windows 8 Tablet The Number Two Spot In Enterprise
SAP's Sanjay Poonen said in a meeting of bloggers and analysts today that Windows 8 will rise to the number two spot in the tablet market in part due to Samsung's patent lawsuit loss to Apple last mon...
05:28 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch SAP: Patent Turmoil Will Help Give Windows 8 Tablet The Number 2 Spot In Enterprise
SAP's Sanjay Poonen said in a meeting of bloggers and analysts today that Windows 8 will rise to the No. 2 spot in the enterprise tablet market in part due to Samsung's patent lawsuit loss to Apple la...
04:46 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Panasonic And Canon Factories Are Attacked By Chinese Demonstrators, Suspend Operations
Aggressive demonstrations in and near Panasonic's and Canon's Chinese factories have forced the companies to temporarily suspend operations. According to the French news agency AFP, demonstrators are ...
04:14 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Gives Muslims A Voice, A (Seriously) Funny Voice #MuslimRage
Muslims found an unlikely opening to voice their opposition to mainstream stereotypes, exploiting a social media misstep by Newsweek's inflammatory cover on Muslim violence. In response to Newsweek's ...
03:01 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare Turns Tomorrows National Cheeseburger Day Into A Way To Generate Social Good
Someone told me last week that National Cheeseburger Day was on the way. As far as I'm concerned, every single day could be National Cheeseburger Day, because they're yummy. Tomorrow is the official d...
02:52 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Video Mashup Pro Reelsurfer Lands $880K From YC, Executive Producer Of The Hangover
ReelSurfer, which graduated from Y Combinator's most recent batch of startups, is a "tl;dr" for video. In other words, ReelSurfer was born out of the frustration of trying to find quotes and scenes fr...
02:35 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Don Dodge: Why Indoor Location Is The Next Big Thing [TCTV]
Don Dodge is well known to longtime TechCrunch readers. Dodge was the guy who Mike Arrington turned into a bit of a martyr after he got unceremoniously fired by Microsoft back in November 2009. Indeed...
02:25 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Lyfts Focus On Community And The Story Behind The Pink Mustache
You call a car, it rolls up, you get into the front seat and you give the driver a fist-bump. This sounds like something you do when your best friend picks you up, and that's exactly the experience th...
02:16 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Kairos Lands $500K To Bring Facial Recognition Tech To Employee Time Clocks
Kairos, a startup that launched earlier this year out of the Spring 2012 class of the NewMe Accelerator, has landed $500,000 in seed funding from a group of angel backers.The money will be put toward ...
02:14 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Oracle Buys SelectMinds For Using Facebook And Social Networks To Recruit Employees
Oracle has acquired SelectMinds,a provider of cloud-based, social talent sourcing apps that allow companies to use social networks such as Facebook to recruit employees.Terms of the deal were not disc...
01:24 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch iRobot Acquires Evolution Robotics, Makers Of The Mint Robot Vacuum, For $74 Million
Home (and military) robot maker iRobot has just acquired Evolution Robotics, the makers of the Mint floor-cleaning robot with an R&D shop focused on navigational tools. The Mint cleaner will join ...
01:02 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Leica Drops Five New Cameras, Each (Not Surprisingly) Both Gorgeous And Pricey
Leica has long been a high-water mark in photography, and its digital offerings are no exception. Today, the company took the covers off of four new models in its lineup, owing to Photokina getting un...
01:02 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Meet AcceleratorHK, Hong Kongs First Startup Accelerator Program
Even though Hong Kong is an important Asian city, technology entrepreneurship is still nascent. The infrastructure in place does not foster competitiveness. That is why Stephen Forte and TechCrunch Di...
12:45 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Brings OAuth 2.0 Support To Gmail And Google Talk To Make Third-Party Apps More Secure
Virtually all of Google's APIs currently support OAuth 2.0, a framework for allowing third-party apps limited access to your data from other services, as their standard authentication mechanism. Start...
12:40 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare Offers Up A Shortcut To The Explore Tab For Android Users
While this isn't a major feature update by any means, foursquare is definitely pushing its Explore functionality forward by making it more prominent in its mobile apps, site and now by letting you add...
12:27 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch HTC May Fire Back At Rivals With A 5-Inch Smartphone (The One X 5?) Of Its Own
Samsung and LG have already crossed the 5-inch smartphone screen barrier, and now it seems that HTC is planning to make a similar leap any day now. The folks at Engadget happened upon what appears to ...
12:13 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Stock Crosses $700 Per Share After Hours On The Strength Of iPhone 5
Apple joined theillustrious$700 club today in after-hours trading, a list of stocks that have traded at or above that price per share which includes only a few select companies, includingGoogle, which...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Buys A Bit Lucky To Break Into Mid-Core Gaming
Zynga isn't just for your stereotypical stay-at-home mom anymore. The company's breaking away from its casual gaming past with a deal to buy midcore developer A Bit Lucky today. What this means is tha...
11:47 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Printchomp Is A Real-Time Marketplace For Printed Goods With Speedy Delivery
Did you receive your business cards on time for TechCrunch Disrupt? Last week, a company in the Startup Alley showed Disrupt attendees a new service to solve that issue at a good price. Printchomp is ...
11:47 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Evernote For Education: Citelighter Teams Up With Cengage To Take The Pain Out Of Online Research
Despite the inherent academic dangers, when it comes to researching their papers, homework assignments, etc., students primarily turn to the Web for information. Naturally, with the diversity of conte...
11:44 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Relationship Scoring Startup Cloze Adds Social Network Integration, Now Open To Everyone
Cloze, the startup that helps users score their relationships, is expanding its features today it's now incorporating data from social networks, and also sorting updates from those social networks ba...
11:05 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Are You Ready For Developers To Get Into Your Genes? 23AndMe Is, Launches API
One of the magical things about the Internet, and software in general, is that when you have a huge platform that is home to a large load of data, you can do cool things by opening it up a little bit....
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Freshdesk Wants To Make Customer Service Fun With Game Mechanics
Today Freshdesk announced Freshdesk Arcade, a new game mechanics system for its web-based help desk software.Freshdesk Arcade will award points based on several factors, including the amount of time i...
10:21 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Firefly: Screen Sharing For Customer Service And Competition To Salesforce.coms GoInstant
Salesforce.com acquired GoInstant earlier this year for $70 million. The startup found a way to break through the complications of software-based web conferencing with a service that allows the sharin...
10:06 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Political Parties Lose Their Monopoly: Techno-Optimist Frees The Voter File
The closely guarded cashcow of political insiders has been released to the public: the "voter file", which stores detailed information on likely voters necessary for campaign ad targeting. Prior to it...
09:55 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch SigFig, The Mint For Investments, Gets A Mainstream Spotlight With New USA Today Partnership
Over the weekend, USA Today unveiled a top-to-bottom redesign as part of a new "digital-first" strategy being undertaken by the 30-year-old newspaper.Given USA Today's mainstream appeal, it's a big co...
09:25 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch From The Pigs Point Of View: Angry Birds-Maker Rovio Shows Off Gameplay In Upcoming Bad Piggies
They've been hinting at it for more than a year now. Rovio has long said that the Angry Birds universe isn't limited to the vantage point of the birds. The pigs, in fact, have a long backstory.And thi...
09:23 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Vox.io Hits A Million Users And Integrates Facebook Chat Inside The App
Vox.io's innovative take on VOIP replaces what would normally be a phone number into a hyperlink, which you can put a lot of controls on and share around. And it's getting real traction. The service n...
09:18 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch With $100M In Annual Rentals, Luxury Retreats Takes Its First Round Of Funding, $5M Led By iNovia
The rise of online accommodation booking services like Airbnb and HomeAway has given way to a lot of attention to, and faith in, the idea of giving up your private home to total strangers. One early m...
08:59 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Japans GREE Acquires Another U.S. Studio, App Ant, To Build Games For Western Audiences
GREE, the $4.7 billion mobile gaming giant from Japan that's trying to break into Western markets, just bought another American studio to bolster its first-party game development. The company acquired...
08:54 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Google Bought Something, Announced Some Google+ Numbers, And You Probably Arent Impressed
"Google+ is a ghost town" - Everyone."Google+ putting hold on acquisitions" - Us."Blah blah blah blah" - Everyone else.These are all things that people have been saying since Google+ la...
08:54 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch MasterCard Bets On NFC: Releases PayPass Developer Toolkit For Android, BlackBerry Platforms
Apple decided to forgo NFC support with the release of the iPhone 5, but that hasn't stopped payments companies from continuing to invest in the space. Case in point: today, MasterCard released a soft...
08:40 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch IHS: Tablet Display Shipments To Grow 56% In 2012, Smaller Tablets Gaining Share
Apple's iPad is the primary driverresponsiblefor a 56 percent annual bump in shipments in the tablet display market, according to a new report from supply chain research firm IHS. Total shipments are ...
08:32 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Google Acquires Nik Software, The Company Behind The Popular Snapseed Photo Editing App For iOS
Google has acquired Nik Software, the company behind Snapseed, the popular Instagram-like photo editing app for desktop and iOS. Besides Snapseed, though, the company also offers numerous other tools ...
08:24 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Why Google Shouldnt Have Censored The Anti-Islamic Video
Editors note: Eva Galperin is the International Freedom of Expression Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Follow her on Twitter: @evacide.On Wednesday, YouTube announced that it had bl...
08:08 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Vic Gundotra: Google+ Now Has 100M Monthly Active Users On Desktop And Mobile
Google's Vic Gundotra just announced that, about a year after the service went live, 400,000 people have now activated their Google+ accounts. More importantly, though, Gundotra also notes that G...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch New ExpenseCloud Mobile Apps Add Mileage Tracking, Detailed Receipt Info, And Line-Item Project Data
Everyone hates filing expenses, but at least now there are a few companies out there building mobile apps designed to improve the overall experience. New mobile expense apps typically allow users to h...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Sports Analysis Startup Ubersense Raises $1.1M, Releases Updated Version Of Its iPad App
Coaches on nearly all levels have used video to evaluate their players' performance and to figure out how they can improve their game. Cambridge, Mass.-based startup Ubersense wants to make the proces...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch As Expected, The Boring iPhone 5 Breaks Previous Sales Records
The iPhone 5 was supposed to be a flop. Consumers were supposed to be disgusted with the lack of innovation. No one was supposed to buy it. That is, of course, if you listened to the buzz during last ...
07:23 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Introducing TechCrunchs Team Europe Building Out Internationally From Here
It's been a fascinating road since I joined TechCrunch in September 2007 to build out TechCrunch's European arm. Five years on to the week, I'm today sitting at the still-fresh Campus London venue whe...
07:15 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch eBays RedLaser Takes On Shopkick; Adds Geofencing And Deals With Best Buy To Barcode Scanning App
eBay is entering the territory of mobile shopping app Shopkick with the latest update in the e-commerce giant's barcode scanning app, RedLaser. Today, eBay is adding geofencing to its RedLaser applica...
07:09 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Canons New Full-Frame 6D: The Beginning Of The End For APS-C At $2099
Canon unveiled a new entry in its DSLR lineup this morning, the full-frame Canon 6D which arrives sometime in December. The camera is priced at $2,099 U.S., at or slightly above where its previous gen...
06:56 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Three Days After iPhone 5 Drops, Samsung Desperately Leaks Galaxy S IV Debut Date
Put yourself in Samsung's shoes. You've just lost more than $1 billion in a very public patent trial. Your shining star, the Galaxy S III, was just blown out of the water by a brand new iPhone —...
06:55 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Duolingo Raises $15M Series B Round Lead By NEA, Will Expand To More Languages And To Mobile Soon
Duolingo, the language learning and crowd-sourced translation service founded by reCAPTCH founder and Carnegio Mellon professor Luis von Ahn, just announced that it has raised a $15 million Series B r...
06:55 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Duolingo Raises $15M Series B Round Led By NEA, Will Expand To More Languages And To Mobile Soon
Duolingo, the language learning and crowd-sourced translation service founded by reCAPTCHA founder and Carnegie Mellon professor Luis von Ahn, just announced that it has raised a $15 million Series B ...
06:48 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Station X Raises Further $5M Led By Runa Capital To Help Crack The Genetic Code
Station X, which develops software for scientists and clinicians who work with large-scale human genome data, has announced that it's raised $5 million in a second funding round, led by Runa Capital. ...
06:48 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Station X Raises Additional $5M Led By Runa Capital To Help Crack The Genetic Code
Station X, which develops software for scientists and clinicians who work with large-scale human genome data, has announced that it's raised $5 million in a second funding round, led by Runa Capital. ...
06:40 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Shutterfly Acquires Penguin Digital, Makers Of Mobile Photo Print Shop App MoPho
Shutterfly, the photo and personal publishing company founded in 1999, has todayacquiredPenguin Digital, a company whose flagship product is an iPhone application called Mobile Photo Factory, or just ...
06:01 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Parking Pandas Parking Spot Rentals Service Launches In San Francisco And On iPhone
Parking Panda, the startup that lets individuals rent out their unused parking spaces and allows garages to discount their lots during slow periods, is now available as a mobile application. The app c...
05:54 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Slash Talks With Us About His Guitar App AmpliTube Slash
Recently, I took a look at IK Multimedia's iRig STOMP digital stomp box. In order to test it out, I usedAmpliTube Slash a version of the same company's amp modeling app that's based on the Marshall a...
05:20 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Payment Juggernaut Square Closes $200M Series D From Starbucks, Citi, Rizvi Traverse At $3.25B Valuation
Square has announced that it has finally closed its Series D round, totalling $200 million, with investors including Citi Ventures, Rizvi Traverse Management, and Starbucks Coffee Company. It values t...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Storage Company Box Debuts Global Data Transfer Network, Accelerator, For Speedier Uploads
Cloud storage company Box has massive amount of data uploaded to its servers everyday. In fact, Box now has 11 million users, and 125,000 businesses using the service, representing 92 percent of the F...
04:58 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Panasonic Officially Introduces The Rugged, Pro-Focused Lumix GH3 Mirrorless Camera
Panasonic has officially introduced its successor to the GH2, the Lumix GH3 (via DPReview) a Micro Four Thirds camera that looks, and in many ways, behaves like a DSLR. The GH2 was a shooter that caug...
04:32 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Announces Record Pre-Orders For iPhone 5: 2M in 24 Hours, 2X iPhone 4S Day One Sales
Apple today announced that it managed to rack up 2 million pre-orders for the iPhone 5 in 24 hours, two times as many as it managed for the iPhone 4S last year, which sold over 1 million devices durin...
04:21 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Reality Check: 10-15% Of Brands Social Media Fans, Likes And Reviews Will Be Fake By 2014, Says Gartner
Fake fans, fake "likes" and fake reviews are some of the worst aspects of social media -- or at least for those of us earnest enough to take user-generated content and the will of the crowd seriously....
03:14 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Olympus Unveils Two New Micro Four Thirds PEN Camers: The E-PL5 And E-PM2
This week is the annual Photokina conference in Cologne, and that means one thing: new cameras. Olympus today outed two of its new offerings, compact interchangeable lens cameras based around Micro Fo...
03:14 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Olympus Unveils Two New Micro Four Thirds PEN Cameras: The E-PL5 And E-PM2
This week is the annual Photokina conference in Cologne, and that means one thing: new cameras. Olympus today outed two of its new offerings, compact interchangeable lens cameras based around Micro Fo...
02:52 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch LIFX Is A Smartphone-Controlled Lightbulb
Just when you thought it was safe to ignore the app economy we have the LIFX, a Kickstarter-funded lightbulb you control from your iOS or Android device? Why, you ask? Because it's a lightbulb control...
02:36 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With The Fitbit Zip
Fitbit just announced two new devices, the $99 One, a replacement for the Ultra pedometer, and the Zip, a $60 entry-level model that adds a bit of mirth to the Fitbit family. The One won't be availabl...
01:33 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T: iPhone 5 Set Sales Record, Was Most Successful iPhone Launch Ever
Whether or not you're an Apple or Android fanboy or fangirl, it's no secret that the iPhone has been selling like hotcakes. Every time Apple launches a new iPhone or iPhone(S), it seems that the Inter...
01:28 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Loss=Yandexs Gain In Apples iOS6: Russian Search Giant Nabs Maps API, Search Deal In The Works
Apple's gradual extrication from Google services is having a knock-on effect in international markets -- and Google's competitors elsewhere. In Russia, the local search leader Yandex is now powering A...
01:28 pm GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Loss=Yandexs Gain In iOS6: Russian Search Giant Nabs Apple Maps API; Search Deal In The Works
Apple's gradual extrication from Google services is having a knock-on effect in international markets -- and Google's competitors elsewhere. In Russia, the local search leader Yandex is now powering A...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Beats Targets The Business Traveler With Executive Edition Headphones, We Listen In
Since launching its first product in 2008, Beats has gone from an obscure niche headphone brand to a multi-million dollar business with plenty of star power (Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, etc.) c...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Shazam Makes Its Big TV Push, Says App Can Now Tag Any Show On Any Channel
When you use Shazam, you're probably identifying a song on the car radio, in a coffee shop, or anywhere else. Recently, however, the company has been expanding into the world of TV, thanks to partners...
06:15 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Why The Hell Did I Save This? Annotary Adds Context To Your Bookmarks By Letting You Highlight Them
Bookmarking things is one of those quiet, thoughtless interactions with content that probably peppers your days without you even being aware of it. Did you just discover an awesome recipe for tabboule...
05:41 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Hardware Alley At Disrupt From Tele-Presence Robots To Golf Swing Sensors
The great thing about Hardware Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt is - apart from the fact that it seems to grow bigger at event event - is the sheer variety of companies exhibiting. There's pretty much anyt...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince On Beating Disrupt Battlefield Nerves And Avoiding Site Meltdowns
CloudFlare launched almost exactly two years ago at the first TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. It was an incredible experience for us, and we owe a significant amount of our success to the stage D...
04:02 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch UK Conservative Party Minister Grant Shapps Is A Master Spammer
BoingBoing just pointed out a nice piece about Grant Shapps, UK Conservative Party Co-Chair and Member of Parliament for Welwyn Hatfield. The Conservative Party has fallen under scrutiny for being too...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Why It Doesnt Matter That Apples iPhone 5 Doesnt Have Global LTE, Or NFC For That Matter
With all the new features in the iPhone 5, there have been a couple of standout omissions. Reuters, WSJ and others on Friday published articles about how last week's iPhone 5 launch has put Europe in ...
03:30 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Your New, Social Calendar: UpTo Now Lets You Discover And Follow Events, From Sports To TV
In March we wrote about the launch of UpTo, an iPhone app that attempts to build an event-based social network around your calendar, using the iPhone calendar API. Whether you use Google Calendars, Ou...
03:17 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Hardware Alley At TechCrunch Disrupt From Coffee To Cortexes
With the rise of cheap and affordable manufacturing facilities, combined with new sources of financing such as crowd-funding, hardware startups are hot once again. And there is no better evidence of t...
03:11 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Mayer To Yahoo!: You Can Have Any Cellphone You Want, As Long As Its Not Blackberry
Excuse the belated chortle here but it bears noting that Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, seems to have pushed the old maxim of a "new broom sweeps clean" all the way into the darkest recesses of Yahoo. ...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Nice Phone, Apple, But Whats The Deal With The $29 Lightning To 30-Pin Adapter?
Chances are you have a few iPhone or iPod chargers and cables in your house right now and maybe even a speaker dock or alarm clock that lets you plug in your iPhone. In one fell swoop, Apple made thes...
02:40 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Dust Off That Science: Marblar Wants To Bring The Crowd To Tech Transfer (And Change The World)
A few months back, I was pitched by the CEO and co-founder of a startup building a platform that was going to realise the "true potential" of science. Okay, I said, but have you got anything you can a...
02:18 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Investors Are Salivating Over Zuckerbergs Plans For Search. Heres Why
Facebook's share price has rocketed up from 19.46 to 22.00 since Mark Zuckerberg talked at TechCrunch DisruptTuesday, and numerous sources in the investment community tell us it was his declaration th...
01:50 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch The Need For Speed
This weeks iPhone announcement and last weeks release of the new Kindle Fire, Windows 8/NokiaPhone, and Droid RAZR by Google/Motorola offer the latest evidence that, over the past few years, theU.S. h...
01:17 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Alley At Disrupt Impact Pavilion Shows Off Health, Energy And Transport
Not only were there country pavilions at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco last week, but also themed ones like Hardware Alley and the Impact Pavilion. Here, you could peruse startups in the themes ...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Path CEO Dave Morin On Building A Personal Social Network For Mobile Devices
At the time that Path was first introduced as a new social network for mobile devices, there were already many options for connecting with friends, family, and coworkers. So why build another? Path CE...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Techcrunch Gina Bianchinis Mightybell Evolves Into A Collaborative Online Space For Creative Projects
When Ning co-founder and former CEO Gina Bianchini launched Mightybell a year ago, a startup aimed at helping you accomplish things in small, incremental steps and show others how to do the same, it e...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Techcrunch Iterations: My Disrupt Takeaways In Three Words: Enterprise, Celebrity, And Khosla
As a long-time contributor to TechCrunch, I again had the privilege of hanging out backstage and seeing the TechCrunch team put on what was, in my mind, the best Disrupt conference Ive been to. In add...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Day 3 Video Highlights (TCTV)
In the last of our three part series of video highlights from Disrupt SF, we focus on Wednesday when YourMechanic won the Startup Battlefield competition. Earlier in the day, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Techcrunch The Rise Of The TechnoLatinas: A Full-Fledged Startup Movement Emerges In South America
The South American entrepreneurial community is no longer a small band of companies vying for attention. Instead, it is a full-fledged movement with an ecosystem that is creating new connections for t...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Techcrunch Make Sure Your Company Is Ready For IPO Prime Time
Editors note: Spencer Rascoff is CEO and a director of Zillow Inc. He previously co-founded Hotwire.com, which was sold to Expedia in 2003. Before his consumer Web career, Spencer was a private-equity...
06:55 pm GMT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Alley At Disrupt The Chilean Pavilion Shows Off Its Wares
The Chilean Pavilion joined the rosted of other Latin American startups at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco last week. Our task was to show you as many of them as we could in as short amount of tim...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Sequoias Jim Goetz Puts A New Spin On Consumerization Of The Enterprise
"In the Studio" taped a special segment this weekend during TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, welcoming backstage an engineer, PhD dropout, entrepreneur, founder, and long-time investor in enterprise ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Techcrunch Why Its Never Mattered That Americas Schools Lag Behind Other Countries
The United States has never ranked at the top of international education tests, since we began comparing countries in 1964, yet has been the dominant economic and innovative force in the world the ent...
03:48 pm GMT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Techcrunch More Details On The Taipei Mini-Meetup
As you may have noticed last week that I planned an impromptu mini-meetup in Taipei. We've decided on a location - OnTap Taipei - on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at about 8pm.To RSVP pop over to Planc...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Techcrunch Rocket Internet: Is There A Method To Its Madness Or Is It Just Bad For Innovation
Editors note: Bernard Leong is co-founder of SGE, an online portal dedicated to entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia, and This Week in Asia, a podcast dedicated to tech news in Asia. Follow him at Berna...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Techcrunch Securing Our Minds: The Need For Brainwave Tech Standards Against Hacking
Editors note: Ariel Garten is the co-founder and CEO of InteraXon, a Toronto-based company that builds brainwave-enabled products and applications. In her work as a neuroscientist and entrepreneur, Ar...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Techcrunch The Power Of Native Advertising Is In The Hands Of The Brands
Editors note: James Gross is co-founder of Percolate, a marketing company with a mission to help brands create content at a social scale. Follow him on Twitter: @James_Gross.Theres been much buzz arou...
06:00 am GMT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Techcrunch Reid Hoffman On Why Seed Startups Should Relax On The Business Model Talk [TCTV]
LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman has become known for giving solid advice -- both to the entrepreneurs in which he invests, as well as the general public with his recent book The ...
06:00 am GMT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Day 2 Video Highlights (TCTV)
Continuing our look back at the SF Disrupt conference video highlights, Tuesday featured the standing-room only interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In his first interview since the IPO, he ca...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Techcrunch Delta Sends C&Ds To Startups Tracking Airline Rewards; MileWise, AwardWallet & Others Affected
Delta is joining American Airlines and Southwest Airlines as the third major brand to deny travel startups access to users' frequent flyer accounts for the purpose of tracking airlines miles and rewar...
12:55 am GMT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Techcrunch Its Outage Week: Cloudflare Went Down This Morning
Apparently not wanting GoDaddy and GitHub to have all the outage fun this: Cloudflare confirmed on Twitter that it had issues this morning. Some sites may still be experiencing issues....
12:00 am GMT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Stream Dreams: The History Of A Potential Pandora Killer
Apple is rumored to be prepping a Pandora-like service providing virtual radio stations to users, according to the WSJ, and though it didn't debut at this past week's Apple event, I think there's stil...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch The Verbal Elegance of Apple and Nintendo
Editors Note: Tadhg Kelly is a game designer with 20 years experience. He is the creator of the leading game design blog What Games Are, and consults for many companies on game design and development....
10:12 pm GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch Jay Adelson Is Recruiting On Facebook, Is It For His Own Startup?
For anyone that has followed Silicon Valley for the past ten years, Jay Adelson is a name that you know quite well. He's best known for his work with Digg, during its heyday. After moving into the CEO...
10:12 pm GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch Jay Adelson Is Recruiting On Facebook. Is It For His Own Startup?
For anyone that has followed Silicon Valley for the past ten years, Jay Adelson is a name that you know quite well. He's best known for his work with Digg, during its heyday. After moving into the CEO...
09:04 pm GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch Stan Lee Teams Up With Moonshark To Create His First Mobile Game: Verticus
Moonshark, a startup backed by Qualcomm and talent agency CAA, teams up with big-name creative talent to create mobile games and apps. For its first game, it partnered with Jennifer Lopez. For its sec...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Positively 5th Street
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor split right down the middle on the new iPhone 5. Well, @scobleizer did. He was bored by the announcement, impressed by th...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch Being More Accessible
Editors note: Nasir Jones is co-founder of 12Society and a multi-platinum recording artist. Follow him at NasirJones.comand on Twitter: @Nas.On July 24, I found out that my newest album hit No. 1 on t...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch The Path To Starting A Startup
Editors note: Scott Weiss is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz and the former co-founder and CEO of IronPort Systems, which was acquired by Cisco in 2007. He blogs at https://scott.a16z.com and you can...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Day 1 Video Highlights (TCTV)
Want to catch up on some of our Disrupt conference highlights that you might have missed? This weekend, we'll be posting videos from each day of Disrupt. Monday's agenda featured a keynote from Twit...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch The MobileSocialLocalCloud Land Grab Is Over
This was my second TechCrunch Disrupt, and what a difference a year makes.Not this year. I mean the year that began in July 2006, when Twitter launched. Two months later, Facebook finally opened up to...
04:51 pm GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch Why You And Your Favorite Web Sites Will Feel The Pain If Do Not Track Passes
Editors note: Eric Wheeler is CEO and co-founder of 33Across. He brings 20 years of experience leading successful Internet businesses to 33Across.Much has already been discussed in the media regarding...
10:59 am GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch Alibaba VP In Response To Google Smackdown: Will Someone Please Ask Google To Define Android?
While Marissa Mayer is busy trying to figure out what to do with Yahoo's new $4.5 billion in cash -- recently gained from selling 20 percent of its holdings in Alibaba back to, well, Alibaba -- the Ch...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch How To Disrupt Petty Inconveniences
Depending on who you ask, Jack Dorsey started off the latest Disrupt on either a very controversial or a very non-controversial note. "We need revolution, not disruption," he said, words that would be...
07:07 am GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Bug Randomly Swaps Out Avatars For Some Accounts, Profile Settings Now Disabled
Well here's a Twitter bug that is kind of alarming. Apparently, for some verified accounts, avatars were swapped out with other random users'....
05:30 am GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch Zyngas Unredacted Response To EA: Uh, You Werent Suppose To Sue Us Over These Hires
Earlier today, Zynga filed a scathing legal response to EA's copyright lawsuit with a few sensitive areas redacted. However, it turns out that TechCrunch readers are even more awesome than I expected...
04:01 am GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch GitHub Explains This Weeks Outage And Poor Performance
A database migration gone awry caused the outage and poor availability that GitHub customers experienced this week.In a lengthy blog post today, GitHub'sJesse Newland, apologized for the outage and sa...
04:01 am GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch GitHub Says Database Issues Caused This Weeks Outage and Performance Problems
A database migration gone awry caused the outage and poor availability that GitHub customers experienced this week.In a lengthy blog post today, GitHub'sJesse Newland, apologized for the outage and sa...
02:35 am GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch Google Fiber Adds Turner Channels, Including Cartoon Network, CNN, TBS, And TNT
When Google first announced the details of its Kansas City fiber rollout, one of the knocks against it was that its channel lineup was a little thin. While it had struck deals to bring video subscribe...
02:32 am GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch Heres All You Need To Know About The iPhone 5: More Cat
Alright folks, maybe you've already pre-ordered your iPhone 5. Maybe you're still on the fence about whether to make the upgrade. I know there's a lot of techy things that have changed which make the ...
01:43 am GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch The One That Got Away: Kevin Rose Passed On Pinterest At A $5M Valuation
We had the chance to catch up with entrepreneur and investor Kevin Rose during TechCrunch Disrupt, asking him about a multitude of startup zeitgeist topics, including the Y Combinator versus Google Ve...
01:30 am GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch Plan Epic Dates: BeCouplys Dates.fm Wins The Disrupt Hackathon SYNC AppLink Developer Challenge
Just under a week ago, we kicked off our hackathon at TechCrunch Disrupt. Before the event started, Ford hard already picked a number of teams that would get access to the otherwise closed Ford AppLin...
01:16 am GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch BitRhymes On Track For $45M In Annual Revenue On The Strength Of Virtual Bingo
If you had to take a guess at what has been at or near the top-grossing spot in the U.S. iPad App Store for the past month without looking, I'd bet a bingo simulator wouldn't be high on your list. But...
12:31 am GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Counters EA Lawsuit With Allegations Of Anti-Competitive Behavior
Zynga just filed its legal response to Electronic Arts' lawsuit. The response has three parts: A motion to strike portions of EA's suit, an "answer and demand for jury trial" on other portions of the ...
12:08 am GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 09.14.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Kevin Marks, John Taschek, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm Pacific....
12:08 am GMT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Techcrunch Google Apps Says Goodbye To Internet Explorer 8, Pulls Support For the Browser
Today, the Google Apps team announced that it will no longer support Internet Explorer 8. Thank goodness. This will affect everyone using Google Apps: businesses, educational and government institutio...
11:54 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Moves API Discussions And Support To Stack Overflow, Ditches Google Groups
Calling all developers, YouTube has taken steps to join Stack Overflow and bring discussions about its API there. For those who are using the API, you know that Google Groups hasn't really been cuttin...
11:45 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Court: Tweets Gifted To The World, Twitter Hands Over Protesters Secret Info
After months of resistance, Twitter has succumb to legal pressure to hand over the protected tweets of an Occupy Wall Street protester to a New York court. Prosecutors in the case believe the private ...
11:42 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Grindr: Should Gays Vote For Obama Or Romney in November?
Given the ubiquity and power of today's online networks, it's become a cliche to describe the race between Obama and Romney as a social media election. But few social networks have become as explicitl...
11:25 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Find My iPhone Leads To Arrest Of Suspects In Atlanta Armed Robbery Case
Apple's iPhone has had its crime-fightingcapabilitiesdetailed before, but a new story today out of Atlanta (via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) has its Find My iPhone feature helping to catch two su...
11:05 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Gates, Gore, And Dimon, Oh My: Heres The Full Schedule Of Kleiner Perkins Exclusive CEO Summit
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byershas been quietly holding its CEO Summit for its team and the leaders of its portfolio companies over the past few days. The event isn't a total secret -- there have...
11:05 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Gates, Gore, And Dimon, Oh My: Heres The Full Schedule Of Kleiner Perkins Swanky CEO Summit
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byershas been quietly holding its CEO Summit for its team and the leaders of its portfolio companies over the past few days. The event, which is celebrating Kleiner's 40...
10:59 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Alibaba VP In Response To Google Smackdown: Will Someone Please Ask Google To Define Android?
While Marissa Mayer is busy trying to figure out what to do with Yahoo's new $4.5 billion in cash -- recently gained from selling 20 percent of its holdings in Alibaba back to, well, Alibaba -- the Ch...
10:49 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch New Intel Chip Wont Support Linux
Intel will not support Linux in its upcoming chip for laptops and tablets. That leaves Windows 8 as the only operating system that will run on the Clover Trail Atom chip.To be clear, Linux can run on ...
10:40 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Disrupt Hackathon Winner Docracy Adds Collaborative Editing And Signing Capabilities To Github For Legal Documents
There are a number of websites that offer form legal documents to users. But it can be difficult to complete the next step of the process of establishing a will, or forming a company, when it comes to...
10:13 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch On-Demand Car Service Uber Launches In Dallas And Strikes A Partnership Deal With Virgin America
On-demand car service Uber has launched in yet another new market today, opening up to everyone in Dallas. And it's also done a major deal with Virgin America, which could result in tons of new custom...
09:52 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Opinion Polling Network Thumb Sees Growth Rate Double, Tops 1.2M Total Users
Mobile app Thumb, which has been asking users to provide their opinion since its original private beta launch in June 2010 as Opinionaded, today revealed to TechCrunch that it now has more than 1.2 mi...
09:48 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch YC Alum PlanGrid Launches 2.0 To Bring Construction Blueprints To The iPhone, Too
PlanGrid co-founder and CEO Ryan Sutton-Gee doesn't exactly fit the mold you might expect from the founder of a San Francisco-based that recently graduated from the super selective Y Combinator incuba...
09:33 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Velti Report: iPhone 5 Will Take A Big Bite Of Mobile Ad Share
Mobile marketer Velti just released its August report on the mobile ad marketing, but instead of focusing on the past month, it's looking ahead to the growth of the iPhone 5.The report points out that...
09:25 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski: The US Is Killing It On Mobile Innovation
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is bullish on wireless innovation happening in the U.S., but says there are reasons to be concerned about the ability to cater to growing demand for mobile applications...
09:08 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Google Chrome Team Celebrates 500 Experiments, Web Innovation Continues To Move Forward
Today, the Google Chrome team celebrated a milestone for its "Experiments" project that it launched in 2009. It's a site that features some really great innovation for web browsers, highlighting HTML5...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Google Search Insights Can Help Motivate You To Increase Your Charitable Giving
One of the things that I'm really passionate about is helping charitable causes and organizations in any way that I can. A lot of my friends and family try their best to give, either money or time, bu...
08:51 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Alley At Disrupt SF Argentina Shows Off Its Startup Scene
Argentina's tech startups scene continues to bloom and we saw that at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.Despite a still nascent VC scene, there's plenty of talent, some key universities and a growin...
08:41 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Offermatic Founder Launches CauseRocket, A Deal Site That Helps Causes Raise Money
We've probably all heard horror stories about businesses that offered deals on Groupon or similar sites, only to lose a lot of money on a promotion that didn't bring in any repeat customers. Now a sta...
08:41 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Offermatic Founder Launches CauseRocket, An Offer Site That Helps Causes Raise Money
We've probably all heard horror stories about businesses that offered deals on Groupon or similar sites, only to lose a lot of money on a promotion that didn't bring in any repeat customers. Now a sta...
08:35 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: 3 More Vizio Co-Stars! #TechCrunch
It's been an awesome week here with the TechCrunch Disrupt conference so we thought we'd celebrate by giving three lucky winners another chance to win a Vizio Co-Star! This hot item is the first Googl...
07:20 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Foundry Group Raises Another $225M Fund; Recycles Last $225M Blog Post To Announce It
Foundry Group, an early investor in Zynga, Jiraffe, Awe.sm, Modular Robots and many more, has today announced that it has closed another $225 million fund. The news was announced in a blog post, which...
04:32 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Look Inside Apples First Swedish Retail Store, Opening Tomorrow
Apple's bringing its brick-and-mortar retail operations to Sweden for the first time tomorrow, with a new flagship location atTby Centrum in the city ofTby, which is just about 20 miles outside of Sto...
03:31 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch iPhone 5 Pre-order Sells Out 20X Faster Than 4 And 4S, Further Highlighting Apples Dominance
Preoders for the iPhone 5 went live at midnight tonight and, true to form, they went like hotcakes. You may remember that it took 22 hours for the iPhone 4S and about 20 hours for the iPhone 4 to sell...
03:21 pm GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Learn To Code, Get A Job: Treehouse Offers Free Courses To 2,500 College Students
Treehouse launched last November with an admirable (or terrifying) goal: To teach the world how to design and develop for the Web, iOS and now Android. Essentially the lovechild of Lynda.com and Codea...
11:02 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch You Can Now Pre-Order The iPhone 5
Pre-orders for the iPhone 5 are now live via Apple's website. We've found that the fastest way to order one is through the Apple Store App. As a reminder, the iPhone 5 is $199 on contract for the 16GB...
08:53 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Is In Event Mode, Replaces Site With iPhone 5 Pre-order Countdown
Despite my not-so-great experiences with AT&T today, the company is getting the iPhone 5 party started early and drumming up excitement, as a timer has replaced its site:...
07:32 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Taiwan: How About A Taipei Mini-Meetup?
I'm going to be heading over to Taipei next week and I'd love to connect with entrepreneurs, programmers, nerds, hackers, fun people, and/or sourpusses. To that end, I'd like to propose a small meet-u...
07:13 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Accessory Manufacturers Arent Sure (Or Arent Saying) If Apples Adapter Will Allow Audio And Video Dock Output
One of the biggest concerns I've had about the Apple's new Lightning port is the perceived (or real) obsolescence of a whole constellation of iPod 30-pin compatible devices. Now that fear seems confir...
06:58 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Web Services Expands in Japan
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is expanding in Japan through the opening of a new availability zone. The move means that AWS will most likely be adding more data centers to keep up with the steady demand i...
06:22 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Apparently, This Is Happening: Silicon Valley Bank Hosts An American Idol For The Geek Set
Not a joke, not an imaginary story: Silicon Valley Bank and Coverflow are hosting an event next month that was described in an invite as "American Idol for the geek set."Now, there's nothing special a...
05:04 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Developers On iPhone 5: Redesigning Apps Not Hard, But Also Not Trivial
The new iPhone 5 has a new screen with new dimensions, and this time making existing apps fill that space and look good isn't just a matter of doubling dimensions of all assets like it was with the in...
04:56 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Rewrote Its Entire Browser Side Codebase In One Week
The engineering team at Dropbox re-wrote its browser-side codebase one week last July, according to a post on the Dropbox tech blog. The rewrite was done to translate all of its JavaScript into a lang...
04:56 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Rewrote Its Entire Browser-Side Codebase In 1 Week
The engineering team at Dropbox re-wrote its browser-side codebase one week last July, according to a post on the Dropbox tech blog. The rewrite was done to translate all of its JavaScript into a lang...
04:36 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Alley: The Disrupt Mexican Pavilion Shows A Growing Tech Ecosystem
The great thing about country-based pavilions at TechCrunch Disrupt is that one can see innovation and new tech companies coming from countries you might not have associated with startups before. As y...
03:26 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Maps In iOS 6: What Happens When You Take A Step Back With User Experience?
Apple's iOS 6 will be available for users to download and install on September 19, two days before the iPhone 5 is set to hit shelves. As per usual, the update brings a lot of new stuff to the table. ...
02:49 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Jimmy Kimmel Proves: Apples Magic Is In The Brainwash
Apple has definitely perfected their magic trick. There's no doubt about that. The company has the ability to brainwash, and I say that as someone who has been brainwashed myself by the beauty and sim...
02:07 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch BuzzFeeds First Acquisition Kingfish Labs Could Make Its FB Ads Go More Viral Than Football Cats
After its Facebook dating app didn't pan out, New York's Kingfish Labs built a data service for optimizing Facebook ads, and now the startup has become content cornucopia Buzzfeed's first acquisition....
02:01 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Start-Up Chile Holds Its First Demo Day In San Francisco
Start-Up Chile is an accelerator program that is financed by the Chilean government and meant to jumpstart the tech community in the South American country. Today, the program is holding its first dem...
01:37 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch NYCs Lerer Ventures Raising $30M Third Fund For Early-Stage Investments
Lerer Ventures, one of the better known seed stage venture capital funds based out of New York, is raising a $30 million fund, according to its Form D filed today with the SEC. It's the third fund in ...
01:07 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Dear AT&T, Take Your iPhone 5 And Shove It Up Your A$$
So here's an interesting predicament that I've found myself in today. As you know, the iPhone 5 pre-sale begins at 12:01 Friday morning. I'm ready to pre-order like every other geek, but I can't. Here...
01:07 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Dear AT&T, Take Your iPhone 5 And Shove It Up Your A$$ (UPDATED)
So here's an interesting predicament that I've found myself in today. As you know, the iPhone 5 pre-sale begins at 12:01 Friday morning. I'm ready to pre-order like every other geek, but I can't. Here...
01:06 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Launches American Idol Search For The Best Teachers
YouTube is looking to give some much-needed celebrity status to the most engaging teachers in the world. They're conducting an Internet-wide competition of the best video lessons, which will be judged...
12:48 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch No More Needles: Painless Laser Injects Drugs
The end of needles is nye: researches have developed a laser-based system "that blasts microscopic jets of drugs into the skin could soon make getting a shot as painless as being hit with a puff of ai...
12:21 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Video Portal Veoh Retains Equity Partners CRB To Explore Sale, Other Strategic Options
So much for the YouTube competitors. The owners of Veoh, a video portal that claims to have millions of users worldwide, has said it has enlisted the help of Equity Partners CRB to explore strategic o...
12:09 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch iPhone 5 Unlocked U.S. Pricing: $649 (16GB), $749 (32GB), And $849 (64GB)
Apple's website now shows the unlocked pricing for the iPhone 5 in the U.S. Using the site's compare tool, you can see that the 16GB model starts at $649, with the 32GB version costing $749, and the 6...
12:08 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Friendster Founder Jonathan Abrams Launches Nuzzel: A Fast, Simple, Social News Reader
Jonathan Abrams, whose resume as a founder or co-founder includes the Founders Den startup workspace, event service Socializr, social bookmarking service HotLinks, and Friendster (I don't need to expl...
12:03 am GMT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Techcrunch Birchbox Breaks Into Europe With Acquisition Of Frances JolieBox
Birchbox, which offers a monthly subscription box full of new cosmetics and beauty products, is crossing the Atlantic with the acquisition of Paris-based JolieBox (which offers a nearly identical serv...
11:31 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare Brings Its Hackathon Back To Grow Its Connected Apps Platform Ecosystem
Location-based check-in and promotional service foursquare has announced that it will hold another Hackathon after a successful first one. This time, the event will be focused on its new Connected App...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Bloomreachs Ashu Garg Brings Machine Learning to Big Data
"In the Studio" welcomes this week a first-time entrepreneur who, after years of academic research at two of the world's finest universities, years of industrial research at some of America's most sto...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook For iOS Apps Review Average Climbs From 1.5 Stars To 4 Stars In Three Weeks Since Relaunch
Facebook will still push HTML5 innovation, but stripping it out to speed up Facebook for iOS app has been very successful. Half of its iOS users updated their app in just 4 days, and its App Store rev...
10:55 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Credit Sesame Adds Social Comparison Tools, Lets You See How Your Debt Compares With People Like You
Credit Sesame, the personal finance service (and TechCrunch Disrupt alum), which provides free credit scores and other information aimed at helping consumers get out of debt, is today launching a new ...
10:52 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch FriendFeed Has Been Down For About 24 Hours, Is It Finally Dead?
One of the interesting things that happened when Facebook acquired the FriendFeed team is that the service lived on for a certain segment of users. Content continued to flow, and in fact, it looks lik...
10:52 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch FriendFeed Has Been Down For About 24 Hours, Is It Finally Dead? (UPDATED: Back Up For Some)
One of the interesting things that happened when Facebook acquired the FriendFeed team is that the service lived on for a certain segment of users. Content continued to flow, and in fact, it looks lik...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Work4 Labs Raises $10M Series A Led By Matrix To Get You Recruited Through Your Facebook Profile
Everyone needs a job, but submitting resumes is a pain and they're not discoverable, so they don't help you get recruited. That's why Work4 Labs has just raised $10 million to let you apply or get rec...
09:53 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Drops Some Knowledge (Graph) On (Kevin) Bacon
When I sat down with Jack Menzel from Google last week, we discussed all of the cool possibilities that are to come for search. One of the most interesting projects the team is working on is Knowledge...
09:16 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Drive Me: Lyft Just Might Have The Customer Experience Advantage Over Uber
I'm not a fan of pitting two or more companies against one another and calling "war", but the reality is that there's such a thing as competition and advantage in any marketplace. One of the hottest v...
08:48 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Magisto Reveals Google Drive Integration For Its Automatic Video Editing Tool
Magistos dead-simple automatic video editing service is no stranger to Googles ecosystem. It was integrated with YouTubes Create tool just under a year ago, and the Magisto Android app just hit the Go...
08:28 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch TalentBin Launches A Mobile People Search App Called Lookup
Back in May, TalentBin (formerly Honestly.com) launched a people search engine for recruiters. Now it's releasing that search engine in iPhone app form, aimed at a different audience not recruiters, ...
08:10 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Chrome For iOS Market Share Reaches 2.7%
Google launched Chrome for iOS in June. By mid-July, Google's browser for Apple's operating system had managed to get about 1.5% of the market and has been adding new users ever since, despite the fac...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch 500 Startups Accelerator Is Taking Applications For The First Time, And AngelList Is Helping Out
Dave McClure's 500 Startups is looking for participants to join its next incubator program, which will run from October through January. And for the first time ever, it's going to open the process up ...
07:56 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Nintendos Wii U Hits U.S. Stores November 18, Starts At $299.99
Nintendo will finally make its Wii U available to customers this November, after having previewed the next-gen console for over a year now, the company announced at a press event today. The Wii U will...
07:33 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch After 17 Years, eBay Debuts A New, Sleeker Logo
Following in the footsteps of Microsoft, eBay is debuting a new logo today. The colors of the logo are the same, but the font is a bit more modern and sleek, and the word eBay is cleanly aligned in a ...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Tops J.D. Powers Tablet Survey, Barely Beating Amazon; Tablets Top Smartphones For Usage
One day after Apple's big iPhone 5 news day, an accolade for Apple in the tablet category: J.D. Power and Associates has put the brand at the top of its annual tablet customer satisfaction survey. Thi...
06:48 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Canonical Releases Updated Enterprise Management Solution for Ubuntu Linux
Ubuntu Linux, which started with the tagline "Linux for human beings," was originally an easy to use Linux distribution for desktop users. Canonical picked what they considered to be the best of breed...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Fab Axes Sign-Up Requirement For Its Design Shop, Admits User Experience Sucked (But Did Help It Get 7M Registrations)
Big news and a big admission for online designer shop Fab as it continues to scale up and make itself more user-friendly: the site is, for the first time, now letting people browse its online shop wit...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Fab Axes Sign-Up Requirement For Its Design Shop, Admits User Experience Sucked (But Did Help It Get 7M Users)
Big news and a big admission for online designer shop Fab as it continues to scale up and make itself more user-friendly: the site is, for the first time, now letting people browse its online shop wit...
05:03 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Initial Trials Show Facebook Exchange Retargeted Ads Deliver Massive Return On Investment, Up To 16X
Facebook began allowing partners in its Exchange cookie-based real-time bidding retargeted ads programto share results this morning, and data from AdRoll, Triggit, and TellApart show the ads earn busi...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch AddThis Updates Its Publisher Tools With Instant Sharing
Social widget-maker AddThis is announcing several updates to its service today, which should collectively make for a smoother social sharing experience.One of the main additions is a feature called in...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon, Apple Top Mobile Retail Customer Satisfaction
For the first time, customer experience analytics company ForeSee has begun measuring mobile satisfaction when it comes to the retail experience. As you may know, ForeSee has been measuring online ret...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Card-Linked Local Offers Platform Edo Raises $15M Series C
Edo, a card-linked local offers platform which targets customers based on their real-world spending behavior, has closed a $15 million Series C round of funding, the company announced today. The round...
03:20 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Survey Says: 44% Of iPhone Owners In Britain Want iPhone 5, 18% Of British HTC Owners To Follow
With little time for the Reality Distortion Field to wear off, a survey conducted just hours after yesterday's Apple press event reveals that a whopping 44% of current iPhone owners in Britain want to...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Magic Is In The Turn, Not The Prestige
The opening dialogue of Christopher Nolan's 2006 film, The Prestige:Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called "The Pledge". The magician shows you something ord...
11:52 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch How Start-Up Chile Is Attracting Startups From Singapore, London, and San Francisco
Socialance is a startup out of London that has moved to Santiago, Chile, for six months. The reason for the move is pretty straightforward: Start-Up Chile is giving the company $40,000 without taking ...
10:30 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Wallwisher Brings The Flexibility Of Notes On Paper To The Web
At TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Wallwisher showed us the new version of their web application. Wallwisher allows user to write, collaborate and share content on an empty canvas.The idea is del...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The Startups Bringing Online Dating Out Of The 90s
Online dating is a huge business, but most dating sites are still stuck in the 90s. They don't take advantage of developments in video and social networking, and they don't have good mobile experience...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Spestle Is CafePress For Seasoning Blends (Seriously)
When I read Spestle's pitch for Startup Alley I thought it was either a prank or a goofy place holder for a stealth startup: "Create your own custom seasoning & herb blends."But Spestle is real an...
06:25 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Is YourMechanic!
After nearly three days and plenty of pitches, our list of 30 hungry startups was trimmed down until there were only seven startups left standing: Expect Labs, Gyft, Lit Motors, Prior Knowledge, Saya,...
05:25 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Alley Brazilian Pavilion At Disrupt Shows An Exploding Startup Scene
Brazil is rapidly taking its place in the tech world as a fertile place for startups. Evidence of that was clear at TechCrunch Disrupt this week in San Francisco. In order to give you a sense of the s...
05:25 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Alley: Brazilian Pavilion At Disrupt Shows An Exploding Startup Scene
Brazil is rapidly taking its place in the tech world as a fertile place for startups. Evidence of that was clear at TechCrunch Disrupt this week in San Francisco. In order to give you a sense of the s...
05:22 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Jack Dorsey Tries To Break Out Of The Bubble By Riding The Bus Every Single Day
When Twitter struck a deal to move to San Francisco's mid-Market neighborhood, the tradeoff seemed pretty straightforward in exchange for relocating to an economically challenged area, the company wo...
05:22 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Announcement Roundup: iPhone 5, New iPod Touch, iPod Nano, EarPods
Apple's conference was full of small and big announcements and very dense. Between the announcements of the iPhone 5 and the updated iPod line-up, it is hard to keep track of all the details. It is no...
04:47 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Ezbob Launches Microfinancing Service For UK Online Sellers To Compete With Iwoca
Ezbob is a new microfinancing company for online merchants which launches this week in the UK. It makes working credit of up to 20,000 available instantly to eBay and Amazon Marketplace sellers throug...
04:47 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Apples New Lightning Connector: What It Does And Doesnt Change
Apple changed its long-standing 30-pin dock connector out for an 8-pin new standard called Lightning. But what does that actually mean for users? Well the advantages are mostly passed on through what ...
04:19 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch 30 Rock Becomes The Latest Example To Go Google
The "Go Google" campaign is aimed at companies who want to adopt collaborative software on the cloud in their work environments. Basically, to get away from installing software like Microsoft Word and...
03:58 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Take Our Word For It: Watch Apples Whole iPhone 5iPod Event Yourself
There's little question that Apple knows how to put on a show, and barring some minor omissions (iPad mini, anyone?), Apple's iPhone/iPod event was one for the books.That said, only journalists and Ap...
03:57 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Shiny New iPhone > Impending Military Conflict
Our national fixation with shiny new Apple gadgets has overshadowed impending military action in Libya for the killing of an American diplomat. If CNN’s public “news pulse” is any in...
03:53 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Take Our Word For It: Watch Apples Whole iPhone 5iPod Event Yourself
There's little question that Apple knows how to put on a show, and barring some minor omissions (iPad mini, anyone?), Apple's iPhone/iPod event was one for the books.That said, only journalists and Ap...
03:52 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Pick1 Raises $1 Million For Opinions Database
Pick1 has raised $1 million from private investors for its opinions database and automated market research platform that serves as an open graph for opinions.The investment is what the founders say re...
02:50 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch The Loops Jim Dalrymple On Ecosystem: Apple Got A Decade Head Start On Most People
Right after the Apple press conference, an all-star panel took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. Jim Dalrymple (The Loop), John Gruber (Daring Fireball), Tim Stevens (Engadget), MG Sie...
02:45 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch CloudFlares Exploding Growth: Half A Trillion Pageviews All-Time, 70B Monthlies, 500M Uniques
CloudFlare, a San Francisco-based company that helps businesses protect their websites from security threats and boost their load times, got its start at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2010, where it was a run...
02:45 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch CloudFlares Exploding Growth: Half A Trillion Pageviews All-Time, 70B Monthlies, 600M Uniques
CloudFlare, a San Francisco-based company that helps businesses protect their websites from security threats and boost their load times, got its start at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2010, where it was a run...
02:33 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch JavaScript Tops Latest Programming Language Popularity Ranking From RedMonk
Industry analyst firm RedMonk published today its latest quarterly programming language popularity ranking. JavaScript came out on top, followed closely by Java, PHP, and Python.The rankings are based...
02:33 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Vinod Khosla: I Feel Sad Sometimes For Y Combinator Companies That Get So Much Hype
The legendary mentor Vinod Khosla criticized accelerators like Y Combinator who produce startups with overly slick pitches that he says garner "so much hype that they get valuations that no one who wi...
02:18 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Sequoias Jim Goetz: Shocking More Startups Are Not Building For The Enterprise
In a discussion on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco today, Sequoia Capital's Jim Goetz said it is shocking that more startups are not focused on the enterprise.It's the notion of reinventi...
01:54 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch With New iOS 6 App Store, The Most Important Changes Are Under The Hood
One of the most noticeable consumer-facing changes in the new version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 6, is the updated App Store application for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Apple chose not t...
01:53 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Jack Dorsey On Squares Future: Analytics For Businesses And Eventually, Personal Finance
Jack Dorsey recently offered a look at the early days of Square, but today at the Techonomy Detroit conference, he was asked about the company's future specifically what Square will look like in five...
01:50 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Chrome For Android Gets A Stronger Sandbox
Google just launched an update to Chrome for Android that provides the browser with a strengthened sandbox. Google says this will help ensure that malicious mobile sites remain contained and can't imp...
01:48 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Legendary Vinod Khosla Wants To Hear Your Tofu Startup Pitch
The legendary* Vinod Khosla spoke with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington at Disrupt today, discussing some of the unordinary startups he has invested in, including an efficient lettuce picker, dair...
01:41 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch GoDaddy Gives Downed Websites A Free Month Of Hosting
Following its lengthy outage on Monday, hosting provider GoDaddy today sent an e-mail to customers containing a mea culpa and a credit good for one month of free service for each "active/published" si...
01:14 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Vinod Khosla Of Khosla Ventures: Its Not About Funding The Company, Its About Helping Them
Michael Arrington hopped on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF for a fireside chat with Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures. The two discussed Khosla's perspective on how companies within his firm's portfolio...
01:14 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Look Out, Lyft: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Says It Will Do Ride Sharing, Too
This morning at TechCrunch Disrupt, I interviewed Uber CEO Kalanick backstage and got him to elaborate on a few things he mentioned during his interview earlier in the day -- mainly on competition tha...
01:11 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Ears-On With Apples New EarPods: Better Bass, Better Looks, Just Better
Apple's new EarPods are available to order today in the Apple Store, but we were lucky enough to get a pair here at TechCrunch for some early testing. The new design is definitely eye-catching, but do...
12:35 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch With iOS 6 Integration, Facebook Set To Accelerate Mobile Success
If Passbook is the secret payload in iOS 6 like I suspect, Facebook integration is the more obvious time bomb. Apple has proven in the past that putting social networks deeply into its products result...
12:25 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Ford CTO Paul Mascarenas On The Car Of The Future: Green, Automated, Maybe Not Even A Car
Some of the speakers at today's Techonomy Detroit conference talked about how entrepreneurship and technology can help Detroit diversify its economy beyond automobile manufacturing. But that doesn't m...
12:18 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With The New iPod Touch
Apple's long-neglected iPod Touch just got a considerable upgrade with a new design, improved camera, and 4-inch Retina display. Not unlike the iPhone 5, the new model also supports iOS6 and has a 5-m...
12:15 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Alley: A Run Through The Israeli Pavilion At TechCrunch Disrupt
Israel has been called "The Startup Nation" by some and, indeed, that was even the title of a fascinating book by journalists Dan Senor and Saul Singer.Israel's ability to churn out technology compani...
12:03 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Future Of Commerce? Enough With The Subscription Model Already
What are Valley investors excited about? That was one of the topics discussed in an afternoon session at TechCrunch Disrupt SF today. The group seemed to get stuck on the topic of commerce and transac...
12:03 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerbergs Disrupt Talk Pushes Facebook Stock Up 8.9% To High of $21.16
Facebook stock rose 8.9% to a high of $21.16 per share today, the first day of trading after CEO Mark Zuckerberg's first public interview since the company's IPO. The stock rose in after-hours trading...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Techcrunch Airtime Launches Topic Chatrooms; Debate Who Should Win Disrupt Battlefield
How often do you finish reading an article and want to chat about it with someone right away? Especially if it's a politics piece that I feel strongly about, I'll be feverishly curious about how anyon...
11:57 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With The New iPod Nano
Meet the new Nano, definitely not the same as the old Nano. This upgraded model is more akin to the original Nano design with a longer screen and physical home button. The device is definitely far sma...
11:48 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Ding Dong, Is Ping Dead?
iTunes is getting more social, but not with Ping.Today Apple announcedthat iTunes 11 will display your Facebook friends who Liked each entry, Facebook and Twitter sharing for purchases, plus let music...
11:48 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Ding Dong, Is Ping Dead? iTunes Gets Social With Facebook, Twitter, and Artist Photo Sharing
iTunes is getting more social, but not with Ping.Today Apple announcedthat iTunes 11 will display your Facebook friends who Liked each entry, Facebook and Twitter sharing for purchases, plus let music...
11:39 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With The New iPhone 5
The iPhone 5 is real and nearly ready to ship and we got a bit of hands-on time with it today. The new phone is just a bit longer than the current iPhone 4S and far speedier. Maps and photos flew by a...
11:22 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Evan Williams About Twitters APIs: We Didnt Have That All Figured Out
Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt today to discuss Medium, their new online publishing platform coming out of Obvious Corp with YouTube's Hunter Walk...
11:19 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Yammers David Sacks On Why The Startup Opportunity Aint What It Used To Be (And How Microsoft Integration Is Coming Soon)
Less than three months after Yammer got bought by Microsoft for $1.2 billion, founder David Sacks says that it is preparing to announce the first signs of integration "soon". Speaking on the sidelines...
11:17 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Ev Williams: I Was Not A Good Ski Bum
Ev Williams went through a phase after he left Twitter. He became a ski bum. It turned out he was not very good at it.Williams and Biz Stone appeared on stage today at Disrupt San Francisco 2012 to ta...
11:16 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Loyal3: A Platform For Letting Customers Own Equity In Your Company
One of the more interesting paradoxes of the last five years on the consumer web has been how small teams of developers have been able to build products that reach tens or hundreds of millions of user...
11:13 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Offers Lightning to 30-Pin Adapters For $29 And $39, Both Ship In October
Alongside an avalanche of new hardware, Apple also offered up a new adapter to ease thetransitionto its new Lightning connector for the iPhone 5 and new iPods. The adapter will let users charge and sy...
11:09 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch The Apple Store Is Back Up! Pre-Order iPhone 5 For $199 & Up On Friday
And that's a wrap! The Apple Store is back up now, following this morning's announcement of the new LTE-enabled iPhone 5's, which are going to be the same price as the iPhone 4S's. To refresh your mem...
10:57 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apples New Nano-SIM: Freeing Up Valuable Space Inside The Case
Apple managed to get a new standard for SIM cards approved by the European Telecommunications Institute (ETSI) back in June, and today we see the result of that effort. The new nano-SIM is 44 percent ...
10:54 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch CollegeHumor Presents Apples Latest Press Conference Where It Announces Nothing
"From all of us at Apple, we say, 'We're good. We don't need any more of your money now,'" says the fictional Apple CEO played by Christopher McDonald.Apple just rolled out its latest iPhone and iPods...
10:50 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Apples Hot New iPhone 5 Introduction Video
Apple has just announced the iPhone 5. And new iPods. And the fact that they're number 1 in U.S. notebook sales. Oh, and that they've sold over 400 million iOS devices in total. And one more thing, th...
10:47 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Shows Off Virtual Pet Clumsy Ninja To Demo New iPod Touchs Gaming Power
On stage Apple highlighted a new game for iOS 6 to emphasize the latest iPod touch's video gaming prowess. The game, called Clumsy Ninja, is basically a powerful Tamagotchi using a ninja as the main c...
10:47 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Investor And Director Greg Yaitanes Releases Banshee Promo
Emmy award-winning director, angel investor, and TechCrunch Disrupt Judge, Greg Yaitanes,has released the promo toBanshee, his much-anticipated follow up toHouse (the most popular show on the planet, ...
10:40 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Fixes Its Headphone Problem With New EarPods, Shipping Today
Apple redesigned its signature headphones today, with a new geometry that's made to better fit the ear. They don't seal like in-ear phones, however, and have three ports designed to maximize air flow ...
10:35 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch David Sacks On Selling Yammer: We Never Really Shopped The Company
In June, Microsoft closed its acquisition of Yammer, the hot young enterprise social network that got its start at TC50 back in 2003. It was a big exit for the company, which sold for a whopping $1.2 ...
10:24 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Outs 5th Gen iPod Touch: Siri, 4-Inch Display, Comes In Five Different Colors, Launching In October
Apples iPhone 5 is sure to get most of the attention today, but the Cupertino companys press event also saw the unveiling of a drastically revamped iPod Touch meant (once again) to bring iOS to the ma...
10:20 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Announces The New iPod nano: 2.5 Display, Home Button, 38% Thinner, 7 Colors
Of course all eyes are on the brand new iPhone, but everybody loves a good iPod refresh. Today, the company has announced a new batch of iPod models, not least of which is the brand new iPod nano. Th...
10:16 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Hackers, Start Your Engines: Y Combinator Now Accepting Applications For Winter 2013
Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham announced this morning that the famed Silicon Valley startup incubator has begun accepting applications for its next class.The announcement came in the thick of tod...
10:12 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Releases A Totally Redesigned iTunes With iCloud Built-In
As with every new hardware releases, Apple updated iTunes. But the media software received a major update today during Apple live event. The interface is now totally new with an edge-to-edge design. B...
10:03 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Mitt Romneys Digital Director Zac Moffatt: You Cant Run A Political Campaign Without Digital
At TechCrunch Disrupt today, our own Greg Ferenstein interviewed Mitt Romney's Digital Director Zac Moffatt. The discussion touched upon a wide variety of issues, ranging from the importance of online...
10:01 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch iPhone 5 Pricing And Availability Revealed: $199 For 16GB, $299 For 32GB, $399 For 64GB, Ships On Sept. 21
Now that everyone's appetite for the iPhone 5 has been whetted, when can people actually get one? Apple's Phil Schiller took the stage after playing a brief video to talk up the new iPhone 5 to finall...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Drops iPhone 4S Price To $99 And Will Give Away The iPhone 4 For Free
At the Apple live event, Tim Cook announced that the iPhone 4S will still be available and the price will drop to $99.Apple is perpetuating the same strategy by keeping the previous generation iPhone ...
09:53 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apples iOS 6: Facebook, Maps, Passbook, Photo Sharing, Siri And More
Apple first previewed iOS 6 back in June at WWDC, but today it showed off the shipping product in detail.In the intervening time you may have forgotten what it brings to the table, and since it's actu...
09:53 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apples iOS 6 Available September 19: Facebook, Maps, Passbook, Photo Sharing, Siri And More
Apple first previewed iOS 6 back in June at WWDC, but today it showed off the shipping product in detail. It arrives September 19 as a free update.In the intervening time you may have forgotten what i...
09:53 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Shows Off Panoramic Photos, Better Photo Sharing In New iPhone
Apple is showing offthe new iPhone 5 camera this morning, which is essentially the same as the iPhone 4S's camera, but packed into thinner housing. The camera offers an8-megapixel sensor, a 5-element ...
09:48 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch The iPhone 5 Comes With The New Lightning Connector
The iPod dock connector was built in in every iPhone and iPod (except the iPod Shuffle) since 2003. But Apple finally upgraded the port to Lightning for the iPhone 5 at the press conference today. It ...
09:41 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Ubers Travis Kalanick On Regulators: You Have To Grit Your Teeth, Be A Warrior, Or Do Something Less Disruptive
As car service Uber continues its growth across the U.S. and beyond, it has found itself on the wrong side of rules and regulations, and in the firing line of the Taxi Establishment. Today, the compan...
09:39 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Oblong Industries: Myopia Is A Real Problem With Startups
The founders of Oblong Industries said myopia is a real problem in the world of startups today at Disrupt San Francisco 2012.TechCrunch writer and moderator Josh Constine set up the discussion when he...
09:37 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Shows Off Time-Shifted GameCenter Multiplayer With Real Racing 3
Apple demoed Real Racing 3 on stage today with the help of games publisher EA. The new racing game, arriving later this year for the iPhone 5, showed off terrific new graphics that looked very much li...
09:32 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch The iPhone 5 Comes With Ultra Fast Wireless: LTE Around The World And 802.11n Dual Channel Wi-Fi
At the Apple press conference today, the company announced that they integrated a new kind of chip inside the iPhone 5. They call it the "Ultra Fast Wireless" chip because it goes a bit further than s...
09:27 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch First-Party Apple Apps Optimized For iPhone 5 Display, Existing Apps Will Run Letterboxed
Apple's iPhone boasts a taller screen, as rumored, and that means basically an extra row's worth of information in terms of the home screen. That's going to result in some changes in the design langua...
09:24 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch CEO Travis Kalanick Says UberX Numbers Are Probably At Or Above Lyft
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said UberX, the lowest-cost option of the popular car service, is "probably at or above" rival Lyft in numbers. Kalanick discussed Uber's struggles against regulators, expansi...
09:20 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Travis Kalanick: Uber Raised $37M In Its Latest Round, Not $32M
Today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took the stage to discuss the state of the disruptive limo and taxi startup and its prospects for the future. Kalanick spoke abou...
09:17 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Has Sold Over 400 Million iOS Devices: 9.5% Growth Since March
Last March at WWDC, Apple announced that it had sold over 365 million iOS devices globally since March 2012. Today, however, the company has taken that number to 400 million since June. Siri tells me ...
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Officially Reveals The iPhone 5: LTE, 4-Inch Retina Display, New A6 Chip, Lighter Than iPhone 4S
And just like that, months and months of breathless speculation have finally come to an end. Apples Phil Schiller has just officially announced the new iPhone 5 at the companys massive press event her...
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch iOS App Store Boasts 700K Apps, 90% Downloaded Every Month
As usual, Apple took time today in the spotlight to talk about how awesome it is. Since this is a mobile-focused event, that's the angle they chose to highlight, and the numbers around iPhone and iPad...
09:13 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Retail: 380 Stores, 83 Million Visitors Last Quarter
The Apple live press event has started, and the first thing Tim Cook wanted to talk about was Apple Retail. He specifically mentioned the opening of a new store in Barcelona, noting that the new addit...
09:09 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Is Number 1 In U.S. Notebook Sales
Last March at WWDC, Apple announced that it had sold over 365 million iOS devices globally since March 2012. But perhaps more important, Apple has just announced that its number 1 in US notebook sales...
09:09 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Rolls Out Enhanced Geo-targeting For Its Marketing Customers
Twitter wants to make money, make no mistake about it. Today, the company announced some tweaks to its marketing tools which will allow brands to geo-target folks to reach out to on the platform....
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch The Post-PC Era: Apple Announces Steller iPad Sales Numbers, 84M Sold
"Now to put this in perspective, we sold more iPads than any PC manufacturer sold of their entire lineup." That about says it all. Sales of the Apple iPad is exploding, with the company announcing it ...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Important Study: Facebook Quadruples The Power Of Campaign Messages
The first large-scale experimental research on the political influence of social networks finds that Facebook quadruples the power of get-out-the-vote messages. While the single-message study produced...
08:55 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Join Us Live At 1PM Eastern10AM Pacific For Apples iPhone Announcement
We, like most of the Internet, are waiting for Apple's annual iPhone launch event where we expect to meet the new LTE iPhone 5, a new dock connector, and, if the rumors are true, a few new iPods....
08:50 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Oblong Industries: The UI Is All You Have, The UI Is The Computer
Our own Josh Constine is speaking to Oblong Industries at TechCrunch Disrupt today, and they're discussing the future of human interface when it comes to technology.Kwindla Kramer and John Underkoffer...
08:39 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Watch TechCrunch Disrupt SF Live!
This is it. TechCrunch Disrupt is back in San Francisco, and even though the show is sold out, we're still going to bring you all the action on our official Ustream feed and on the site. Disrupt is ju...
08:13 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Google Fiber Adds New TV Channels Ahead Of Signup Launch
Now that the pre-registration process is over, the citizens in the 180 Kansas City neighborhoods that qualified for it will be able to actually start registering for Google's TV and gigabit Internet s...
07:58 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Some Unconventional Investing Rules
Editors note: Joe Kraus is a partner at Google Ventures. In 1993, he co-founded Excite.com, an early Internet search engine. He also co-founded JotSpot in 2004, a wiki company acquired by Google in 20...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Live From Apples New iPhone Event 10AM Pacific 1PM Eastern
It's that time of year again: time for the annual carnival in celebration of the iPhone. Today we're expecting new iPhones, new iPods, and a new version of iOS to tie things together and we're going t...
07:29 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Prepping For IPO, Huddle Tools Its Cloud Collaboration Platform For U.S. Intel Honchos Dept Of Homeland Security And NGA
A big advance today for Huddle, the enterprise cloud collaboration platform: the company has announced that it is developing a version of its platform for two federal U.S. government organizations, th...
07:03 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Steve Case Talks American Competitiveness And Finding The Next Wave
Detroit might seem like an odd place to hold a tech conference, but when Steve Case, CEO of Revolution and founder of AOL (TechCrunch's parent company), took the stage this morning at Techonomy Detroi...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Join Us Live At 1PM Eastern10AM Pacific For Apples iPhone Announcement
We, like most of the Internet, are waiting for Apple's annual iPhone launch event where we expect to meet the new LTE iPhone 5, a new dock connector, and, if the rumors are true, a few new iPods....
06:12 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Search Engine Reveals Product News Before Todays Event: iPhone 5, New iPods, New iTunes Confirmed
Apple's search engine is mistakenly revealing the details of today's Apple news announcements in advance of today's press event where it's been expected Apple will announce new iPhones. As spotted fir...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Store Is Down
And so it begins. In typical Apple fashion, the Apple Store has now gone down in advance of today's Apple press event (yes "event," not "press conference") here in San Francisco. It's expected that Ap...
05:49 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch AOL Founder Steve Case On The JOBS Act: Not A Big Deal In Silicon Valley, Really Important In Detroit
Steve Case, CEO of Revolution andfounder of TechCrunch-owner AOL , was a key player in advocating for the JOBS Act, which will allow for a much broader range of of crowdfunding (specifically, equity c...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Tries Its Hand At More Original (And Crowdsourced) Content With Blackburn Burrow Digital Comic
Amazon, like its competitor Netflix, has been making some moves to increase the amount of exclusive, original content under its brand, and today it took one more step in that direction with the news t...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Preparing For An IPO, Online Customer Service Platform Zendesk Raises $60M From Redpoint, Goldman Sachs And Others
Online customer service company Zendesk has raised $60 million in new financing led by Redpoint Ventures with participation by Index Ventures, GGV Capital, Goldman Sachs, Silicon Valley Bank, Charles ...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Open Garden, A TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield Finalist, Raises $2M Seed Round
Open Garden, a Disrupt New York 2012 Battlefield finalist, just announced that it has raised a $2 million seed round from a group of leading technology industry angel investors. The service, which all...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Open Garden, A TechCrunch Disrupt NY Battlefield Finalist, Raises $2M Seed Round
Open Garden, a Disrupt New York 2012 Battlefield finalist, just announced that it has raised a $2 million seed round from a group of leading technology industry angel investors. The service, which all...
01:21 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Social Learning Network Brainly Raises $500K From Point Nine Capital, Angels
Poland, Cracow-based Social learning networkBrainly, which operates a number of sites across Europe,has secured a $500k investment from VC firm Point Nine Capitaland local angels, including Mariusz Gr...
01:04 pm GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Adeven Launches Adjust.io Analyzer To Give Mobile App Advertisers Combined Analytics And Tracking
Whenthe mobile analytics and ad verification startup AdevenunveiledApptrace, its free tool to enableusers to get an overview of key performance indictors for apps residing in Apples App Store, we were...
11:05 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Scoot, The Zipcar For Scooters, Grabs $550K In Seed Funding
Scoot Networks, a system of smartphone-enabled, shared electric scooters calling itself the "Zipcar for Scooters," has closed a seed round of $550,000, which will help the company move from private be...
11:05 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Ensighten Raises $15.5M Series A Round To Provide Enterprise Tag Management
Tags are the key to understanding visitor behavior for any web business, but installing, serving and managing them can be incredibly complicated and time consuming, and it can also actually negatively...
09:58 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch The Final Seven Disrupt SF Startups: Expect Labs, Gyft, Lit Motors, Prior Knowledge, Saya, YourMechanic And Zumper
This year's TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco has been the biggest yet. Nearly 3,000 people poured in to watch a wonderful keynote by top product CEO Jack Dorsey, talks with legends like Reid Hoffman a...
09:31 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Social Finance Lands $77M From Baseline, Renren To Help Solve The Student Debt Crisis
Student debt is a very serious problem that can no longer be ignored. Recently, student debt in the U.S. topped $1 trillion, eclipsing both national credit card and car loan debt. Naturally, a debt cr...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Pagoda Box Is Easier Than Amazon Web Services, But More Customizable Than Heroku
I've had a sense for a while that infrastructure-as-a-service (like Amazon Web Services) and platform-as-a-service (like Heroku) are converging. Developers love the idea of using a PaaS to speed up pr...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Technicolor And Dreamworks Joint Venture M-Go Strikes UltraViolet Deals With 5 Hollywood Studios
M-Go, which seeks to launch an digital storefront for movies online, has just announced deals with fe of the top six Hollywood studios that will allow it to sell UltraViolet-enabled movies and play th...
06:33 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Alley Day 2 More Companies Than You Can Poke A Mic At [TCTV]
Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt tricky enough to navigate when you're being pitched every few feet by hungry young startups. So we've harnessed that energy into a fast run through of some of the c...
06:18 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Evergram Founder Pitches His Meaningful Message Packager Wearing A Wedding Dress
Think about when you go to a wedding (in my ripe old age, I have been to one) and you jot down a note in a big book for the couple. Imagine if instead you could record a video or audio message (or be ...
06:17 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch The Amico Bracelet: Restoring A Little Mystery To Meeting People
Do you remember life before the Internet? Can you recall a time when meeting someone new took place serendipitously and was uncluttered with all the profile searching and stalking? A time when there w...
06:09 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Alley Day 2 So Many Companies, So Little Time [TCTV]
Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco is full of disruptive companies, and it's hard to pick a favorite. But to give you a sense of the craziness, you need to tune in for just 5 minutes an...
06:00 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Hugh MacLeod Comes Back With More Drawings Of The Second Day Of Disrupt
Yesterday, famous cartoonist Hugh MacLeod started drawing all the action taking place at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. We present you the second batch of drawings.In these cartoons, you will se...
05:51 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Quora Co-Founder Charlie Cheever Steps Back From Day-To-Day Role At The Company
Quora co-founder and early Facebook engineer Charlie Cheever is stepping back from a day-to-day role at the company after starting it in 2009. He'll be taking time off after a very long stretch of bui...
05:49 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Alley Day 2 From Mixer To Murally To Floost And The Rest
It's Day 2 in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, and the startups just keep coming. This year's Alley is bigger than it's ever been, so it's pretty tough to get through all the compani...
05:48 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Here Are Your TechCrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield Startups From Day 2
What a day! TechCrunch Disrupt SF day two kicked off with super angel Ron Conway and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. Then we had Kevin Rose, Marc Benioff, Aaron Levie and many others. Not to mention Mike ...
05:13 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Spinlister Makes It Into Disrupt Battlefield With Its Airbnb For Bikes
Peer-to-peer bike rental service Spinlister was chosen by the audience from amongst the Startup Alley companies today to pitch on stage as part of the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield in San Francisco t...
05:00 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Pathmapp Launches An AB Testing And Visual Analytics Service For Mobile Developers
As Eric Ries pointed out in a TechCrunch post last year, although many may be familiar with "A/B testing" as a direct marketing technique (what it was initially developed for), it can be an even more ...
05:00 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch The Kindle Fire HD Is Amazons Lean, Mean, Content-Selling Machine
The Kindle Fire is Amazon's digital strategy incarnate. When it launched a year ago, the Fire seemed almost rushed. It looked like RIM's failed Playbook tablet and it worked, at best, like the low cos...
05:00 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Amazon Kindle Fire HD
The Kindle Fire HD is a big deal. Big.It has rather excellent specs — a 1280x800 7-inch display, TI OMAP processor, dual stereo speakers, and dual-antennae Wifi (with MIMO) — and it comes ...
04:49 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Shows He Can Lead Facebook To Its Mobile Money-Making Future
This was no sweaty, hoodie-clad boy genius. Today at TechCrunch Disrupt, Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated he's a business man, a mobile product visionary, and most importantly, a leader Facebook's employe...
04:49 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Shows Hes The Right Man For The Job. Now That Job Needs Doing
This was no sweaty, hoodie-clad boy genius. Today at TechCrunch Disrupt, Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated he's a business man, a mobile product visionary, and most importantly, a leader Facebook's employe...
04:48 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Time Tracking App Chronos Shows You How You Spend Your Days And How Your Friends Do, Too
Debuting at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012, Chronos is a new time-tracking application for iPhone that shows you how you spend your time as well as who you're with, where and when, so you can set goals fo...
04:33 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Maluuba Wants To Challenge Apples Siri With Its Do Engine
Ever since Apple launched its voice-driven personal assistant Siri, a slew of clones have appeared on the scene. Most of these, however, clearly show that Siri was the result of a massive research pro...
04:22 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch INRFOODs New Mobile App Shines A Spotlight On Whats Actually In Your Food
North Carolina-based INRFOOD aims to add some much-needed context to the food we eat every day by highlighting all the (occasionally funky) ingredients that tend to appear in it. To that end, the boot...
04:04 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Studyhall Launches A Peer-To-Peer Learning & Collaboration Network For Students
Studyhall, which launches at TechCrunch Disrupt SF today, is a peer-to-peer platform and network that is built specifically for students. Sorry, teachers, it's not for you. Yet.A number of startups ha...
03:48 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Prior Knowledge: A Predictive Database For Developers
Prior Knowledge debuted its predictive database for application developers today at Disrupt San Francisco 2012.Based upon work first done at MIT, the service is offered through the company's Veritable...
03:34 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Expect Labs MindMeld iPad App Understands Your Conversations In Real Time
We've all been there before. You're on a phone call or video chat when someone brings up a topic you're unfamiliar with. What are your options? You either lie about knowing what the other person is ta...
03:22 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch HackerRank Launches A New Social Platform For Coders Based Around Puzzles And Real-World Problems
HackerRank, a new social platform for coders, is launching at TechCrunch Disrupt today. The Y Combinator-backed company, which was founded by the same team as job site InterviewStreet, wants to create...
03:17 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Kinobi Will Use Kinect To Teach You Yoga, Dancing Or Maybe Even Surgery
The web makes it easy to find instructional videos on practically any topic. There are 18,600,000 search results for "how to" on the site at the moment. Obviously not all of them are relevant, but tha...
03:01 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch AOLs Tim Armstrong On The Turnaround: We Havent Won Yet
TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington sat down with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong this afternoon at TechCrunch Disrupt SF - yes, the CEO of the same company that Arrington sold the blog he created totwo years ago...
03:01 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch AOL CEO Tim Armstrong: Ive Never Talked To Marissa About Merging AOL and Yahoo
Well, that's that then. All the talk a while ago about AOL possibly merging with Yahoo is officially off the table for now, according to AOL's CEO Tim Armstrong."I've never talked to Marissa [Mayer, t...
03:01 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch AOL CEO Tim Armstrong: Ive Never Talked To Marissa [Mayer] About Merging AOL And Yahoo
Well, that's that then. All the talk a while ago about AOL possibly merging with Yahoo is officially off the table for now, according to AOL's CEO Tim Armstrong."I've never talked to Marissa [Mayer, t...
02:44 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg On Instagram (Now 100M Users Strong): No Agenda Except Supporting Apps Growth
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social network is focused on supporting Instagram's growth, following the close of a roughly $750 million deal to buy the photo-sharing app. Instagram is the most...
02:41 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Organizer Builds Smartphone Apps To Manage Field Work, Starting With Political Canvassing
Organizer, a startup that just took the stage at Disrupt, aims to bring political campaigns a smarter, faster way to manage their field work through smartphone apps and eventually to do the same thin...
02:27 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Alicanto Brings The Automated Marketing Assistant To The Small Business World
Alicanto, launching today at Disrupt San Francisco 2012, is bringing machine learning, data analytics and the concept of forming neighborhood business alliances to the small business market.Alicanto i...
02:21 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch The Best Soundbites From Mark Zuckerbergs First Interview Post-IPO [VIDEO]
This afternoon at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, Facebook chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat down with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington for his first interview since the com...
02:21 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch The Best Sound Bites From Mark Zuckerbergs First Interview Post-IPO [VIDEO]
This afternoon at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, Facebook chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat down with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington for his first interview since the com...
02:11 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Forget Craigslist, Zumper Will Find Your Next Apartment In NYC Or San Francisco
Maybe you've just gotten out of a relationship or you're looking to move to a different neighborhood. Whatever the case, you're on the search for a new apartment. But where do you go? Craigslist? (Hop...
02:09 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Wrote All 2178 Words Of Facebooks S-1 Founder Letter On His Phone
In a riveting conversation today at TechCrunch Disrupt, Zuckerberg underscored and underscored and underscored again the importance of mobile for Facebook. He gave a telling and sort of chilling anecd...
02:09 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Wrote All 2,178 Words Of Facebooks S-1 Founder Letter On His Phone
In a riveting conversation today at TechCrunch Disrupt, Zuckerberg underscored and underscored and underscored again the importance of mobile for Facebook. He gave a telling and sort of chilling anecd...
02:08 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Republic Project Lands $1M From Google Ventures For Full Service Ad Campaign Platform
Back in 2009, Republic Project launched to give bands and labels a platform to sell pre-orders of new music direct to fans, while receiving 100 percent of the revenue. The platform essentially provide...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch FashionPlaytes Raises $5M To Help Tweens Design Their Own Clothes
FashionPlaytes, which runs a fashion website for "tween" girls called FPGirl.com, has raised $5 million in Series B funding.The site is aimed at girls between 5 and 12 years old. Users can design clot...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Caretickers KnockedUp App Has Everything You Need To Know Before, After, And During Your Pregnancy
CareTicker has created a mobile platform that provides all the necessary planning and coordination for pre- and post-procedure hospital stays. And it's planning to roll out a host of different apps fo...
01:57 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Zuckerberg On Being Under The Radar: I Would Rather Be Underestimated
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, closed off his interview with Mike Arrington today at TC Disrupt with a very modest assessment of himself and what Facebook (reminder: world's biggest social netw...
01:47 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg: Spotify, Airbnb, Nike+ And Runkeeper Are Killing It
On stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Mark Zuckerberg named a few products that he is impressed by. In particular, Spotify, Airbnb, Nike+ and Runkeeper caught the attention of Facebook...
01:46 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch YourMechanic, The Uber Of Car Maintenance, Offers On-Demand, Certified Mechanics At 30-50% Savings
YourMechanic, a peer-to-peer car repair marketplace that enables mechanics to fix users cars at their home or office, launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF today.It claims it will lower costs 30-50% from ...
01:41 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Talk Drives Facebook Stock Up 4.6% In After Hours Trading
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's talk with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington drove up Facebook stock 4.58% in after hours trading today.The stock closed at $19.43 today but rose to $20.32...
01:41 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Talk Drives Facebook Stock Up 4.6% In After-Hours Trading
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's talk with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington drove up Facebook stock 4.58% in after-hours trading today.The stock closed at $19.43 today but rose to $20.32...
01:37 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg: A Facebook Phone Just Doesnt Make Any Sense
"I've been bugging you about Facebook phone for months," said Michael Arrington in Mark Zuckerberg's first interview since the Facebook IPO. "You say there's nothing, but I don't believe you." But Zuc...
01:33 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch The CEO Of Facebook Still Codes On The Side, But Tends To Break Things
On stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook co-founder and CEO, said that he still codes sometimes for fun. But there is a rule at Facebook: "if you are checking in code...
01:33 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg On Coding: Everything I Do Breaks, But We Fix It Quickly
On stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook co-founder and CEO, said that he still codes sometimes for fun. But there is a rule at Facebook: "if you are checking in code...
01:33 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg On Building A Search Engine: Facebook Is Pretty Uniquely Positioned, At Some Point Well Do It
Mark Zuckerberg is on stage at Disrupt talking about the potential for Facebook to get serious about creating a search engine, saying "we're basically doing 1 billion queries a day and we're not even ...
01:28 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg On Facebook Hiring: Its A Good Time To Join And A Great Time To Stick Around
In CEO Mark Zuckerberg's first public appearance since Facebook's IPO in May 18, with the stock losing roughly half its value, employees selling options and many questions about the company's core bus...
01:20 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg: Our Biggest Mistake Was Was Betting Too Much On HTML5
Today, Mark Zuckerberg revealed that Facebook's mobile strategy relied too much on HTML5, rather than native applications.Not only was this a big mistake with mobile, but Zuckerberg says that its bigg...
01:20 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg: Our Biggest Mistake Was Betting Too Much On HTML5
Today, Mark Zuckerberg revealed that Facebook's mobile strategy relied too much on HTML5, rather than native applications.Not only was this a big mistake with mobile, but Zuckerberg says that its bigg...
01:19 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg On Facebooks IPO: Stock Performance Has Been Disappointing
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington dived right into the most glaring and obvious question of the day following the company's May IPO. How does Zuckerberg feel about ...
01:13 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg: Mobile Users More Likely To Be Daily Active Users
In his first post-IPO public appearance, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed a packed house at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF conference where he was interviewed by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington....
01:09 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Says On Mobile We Are Going To Make A Lot More Money Than On Desktop
The talk that everyone has been waiting for at TechCrunch Disrupt is happening, and Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg is on stage with Michael Arrington.The two are talking about everything that Facebook...
01:02 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Siri Co-Founder Adam Cheyer Said To Have Left Apple
According to Bloomberg, Siri co-founder and Apple Engineering Director post-acquisition Adam Cheyer has left the company. So far, the only information available is that Cheyer "recently" left the comp...
12:23 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Trigger Streets Dana Brunetti: Silicon Valley Will Write The Next Big Check For Original Video Content
During a panel at TechCrunch Disrupt today, Trigger Street's Dana Brunetti noted that in his view, Silicon Valley will likely become a major funding source for original content soon. For a company lik...
12:11 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Citing The Math, HBOs Alison Moore Says There Are Still No Plans For Standalone HBO GO In The U.S.
Those lucky folks in the Nordics just recently got access to an on-demand, over-the-top HBO service that bears more than a passing resemblance to HBO GO, but we here in the States haven't been quite a...
12:08 am GMT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Techcrunch Ron Conway And SF Mayor Ed Lee On Crucial Upcoming Tech Policy
Ron Conway and San Francisco MayorEd Leesat down withTechCrunch to chat about two crucial upcoming policies for the technology industry. First among them was Proposition E, a ballot initiative to reve...
11:40 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Hop.in Launches Gesture-Based Sharing App
The first thing I asked Andres Godoy and Jos Daire about their new app called Hop.in launching this week at TechCrunch Disrupt was "isn't this just like Pinterest?" Andres was quick to note that poi...
11:23 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Google Chose Do.com Instead Of Asana To Get Stuff Done
Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff said that Google chose to use his company's productivity app Do.com over Asana, which was founded by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovit...
11:17 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Millennial: Apple Devices Top Mobile Ad Impressions, Expect Lead To Grow With New iPhone
Millennial Media sent out its quarterly Mobile Mix report for the second quarter of 2012 today, and the number tells a story of rising fortunes for Samsung in smartphones, and of continued success for...
11:13 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce Wants To Kill Asana, Box And Okta? CEO Benioff Says Its Not About The Hunger Games
Salesforce.com is a major force in the CRM space (it even managed to nab CRM as its stock ticker when it went public on the NYSE) for the trailblazing they have done in taking enterprise services into...
11:10 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches Open Course Builder
Google launched an open source course building web application for the growing list of K-12 and big-name universities developing online classes. The barebones website is a light-weight way to bring co...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Windows Store Is Now Open For All Developers In 120 Markets
Microsoft just announced that the Windows Store, the app store for the company's upcoming Windows 8 release, is now open for app submissions from all developers, including individuals. This marks the ...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Benioff On His Hawaiian Vacays: As Long As Ellison Is Not On The Island Im On, Thats OK With Me
Marc Benioff is not buying a private island even though, like rival Larry Ellison, apparently, he finds the need to head out to tropical destinations like Hawaii to recharge. He says that running high...
10:57 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce To Compete Against Box With New, Cloud-Based File Sharing Product
At TechCrunch Disrupt today, Salesforce CEO and founder Marc Benioff revealed the SaaS company's next productfile storage. We don't know much more, but the new product will be announced next week at S...
10:52 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Marc Benioff: Facebook Has The Opportunity To Be The Next Google
On stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO and founder, only had good things to say about Facebook. "They have a great CEO, they are a great company," he said. But M...
10:49 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Marc Benioff: Yammer Should Not Have Sold The Company To Microsoft
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff said on stage at Disrupt San Francisco 2012 that Yammer should not have sold to Microsoft and that he passed on buying them due to the conflicts with Chatter -- it's ow...
10:47 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Marc Benioff: Google Squandered Its Enterprise Opportunity
At TechCrunch Disrupt SF today, Mike Arrington talked to Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff about the future going forward for Salesforce, and how the company is taking on Asana, Box and Okta, and why th...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch TechHub Gets Mad For It Brings Its Workspace And Startup Community To The UKs Manchester
TechHub, the startup workspace and community, has announced that it's expanding its UK presence with the opening of TechHub Manchester. That's right, it seems that this poster child for the 'Silicon R...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Quora Adds Trending Topics (And No, Theyre Not All Tech-Related)
A year or two ago, it might have been easy to brush aside Quora for being another Valley water cooler with little mainstream crossover potential. But the content on the site has since diversified into...
10:25 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Box CEO Aaron Levie: Startups Have An Unfair Advantage In The Enterprise Market
During an enterprise-focused panel at TechCrunch Disrupt today, Box co-founder Aaron Levie noted how startups have "an unfair advantage" over the incumbents in the enterprise world today. In his view,...
10:18 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Square Was Originally Called Squirrel, Heres The Story From Jack Dorsey
It's pretty interesting to learn about how a company got its name, and every company has a story. We learned about Square's today, and it was almost called "Squirrel", according to founder Jack Dorsey...
10:17 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Clouderas Kirk Dunn: The Data Center Is Sexy, Not Mobile
The data center is what's sexy,not the mobile device. That's what Kirk Dunn of Cloudera had to say on stage this morning at Disrupt 2012.That is such an enterprise perspective but it is true in many r...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Ssh Raises $4M Series A, Plans To Add Additional Cities
Ssh, the personal concierge and offline activity recommendation app that debuted back in July of last year, is announcing a $4millionSeries A round of funding today, led by Battery Ventures. The money...
09:55 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Social Travel Startup WeHostels Embraces Mobile With New iPhone App
We wrote about WeHostels (under its old name InBed.me) back in March, when it offered a social booking website for hostels and was planning to launch on mobile. Now, the company has released an iPhone...
09:45 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Benchmarks Matt Cohler: Ads On Mobile Will Be Better Than On The Web, More Like TV
Mobile looks like a threat to the growth of Facebook's profits, because advertisers aren't spending much and users aren't enjoying the experience. But Matt Cohler, thinks that mobile ads are going to ...
09:28 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Benchmarks Matt Cohler: No New Investments In 2012
TechCrunch founderMichael Arringtonsat down withBenchmark CapitalsMatt Cohlerthis morning at TechCrunch Disrupt SF to discuss the state of tech investing. One of the first questions Arrington asked wa...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Stripe Introduces Customizable Billing Interval, Volume Purchase And Invoice Flexibility
Payment service Stripe has announced a few new features that will make it more customizable. Among the new features, the two most notable additions are customizable billing interval and volume purchas...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Boosted Boards Unveils Its Magical Stanford-Engineered Electric Skateboard
Riding uphill on a Boosted Board feels like you're cheating gravity. Today this powerful, easy-to-control electric skateboard debuts onKickstarter, and after riding it a few times all I could think wa...
09:20 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Inside The UDID Hack: How A Lone Programmer Cracked The Case
Although Antisec claimed that they Jason Bourne-d a laptop last week in order to leak 1 million UDIDs and device names, the truth is far more mundane and yet far more interesting.As we learned yesterd...
09:05 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Kevin Rose Shares His Experiences With The Media, Calls Famous BusinessWeek Piece The Worst Cover Ever
Kevin Rose reflected on his relationship with the media today at TechCrunch Disrupt.TechCrunch reporter Colleen Taylor asked Rose what he thought of the media, given that his career has been more publ...
09:05 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Keepsy Launches A Mobile App For Photo-Sharing & Photobooks
Last week the former Yobongo team (now at Mixbook) announced their plan to launch an iPhone app for building photobooks, but today a company called Keepsy has beaten them to the punch withan app of th...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch YCs Parse Lets You Run Custom Code For Your Mobile Apps Without Worrying About The Server Stack
Parse, a Y Combinator-backed startup that makes it easier for mobile developers to handle their back-end infrastructure, is launching Cloud Code -- a way to easily write custom code without worrying a...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Kevin Rose: Were Not Trying To Lowball Companies At Google Ventures
Today Kevin Rose came out in defense of Google Ventures in response to the fracas raised by Paul Graham at Y Combinator accusing Google Ventures of low-balling on valuations and investments. "Nobody's...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Kevin Rose: Were Not Trying To Lowball Startups At Google Ventures
Kevin Rose defended Google Ventures in response to the fracas that Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham caused when, in an internal note, he accused Google Ventures of low-balling on valuations and inv...
08:42 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Mayor Ed Lee: Payroll Tax Taxes Job Creation In San Francisco
Ed Lee, Mayor of San Francisco, and Ron Conway, angel investor at SV Angel, spoke about "Proposition E," a proposal to change the payroll tax in San Franciscoat TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco tod...
08:38 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Map Launched For San Franciscos Innovation Month
To help you navigate the city of tech, San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee has announced the launch of a "Startup Map", which shows you where all of the hottest startups in the city are....
08:36 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Founder Collective Raises $70 Million For New Fund
Founder Collective, a seed-stage investment fund, has rasied $70 million for a new fund (Founder Collective II), according to a blog post from the firm. The fund, which started making investments in ...
08:32 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch How Pissed Are GoDaddy Customers About Yesterdays Outage?
Yesterday popular hosting provider GoDaddy suffered a major, multi-hour outage that the company claims was due to an internal network error (and not a DDoS attack by a member of Anonymous).GoDaddy rep...
08:29 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch How Pissed Are GoDaddy Customers About Yesterdays Outage?
Yesterday popular hosting provider GoDaddy suffered a major, multi-hour outage that the company claims was due to an internal network error (and not a DDoS attack by a member of Anonymous).GoDaddy rep...
08:24 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Visits A Different Tech Company Every Tuesday
Our first group on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt is Michael Arrington speaking with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and VC Ron Conway. The group is discussing the amazing growth in tech jobs within the city...
08:09 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Dashlanes Password Management Service Now Alerts Users When Their Accounts May Be Hacked
Dashlane, a desktop and mobile app which helps you login to websites, fill out forms and speed through checkout faster, has launched a new feature which will alert you if one of your web accounts may ...
08:09 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Google Brings Back Its Power Searching Online Lessons
Some people are Googling rockstars. No matter what you want to find out, they can pull it up in a search result. Even though Google wants to make searching easy, there are tips and tricks to becoming ...
07:53 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Watch TechCrunch Disrupt SF Live!
This is it. TechCrunch Disrupt is back in San Francisco and even though the show is sold out, we're still going to bring you all the action on our official Ustream feed and on the site. Disrupt is jus...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Honest Buildings Gets An Undisclosed Amount Of Funding From RockPort Capital And Mohr Davidow Ventures
Real-estate network Honest Buildings just announced a new round of funding led by RockPort Capital and Mohr Davidow Ventures. Originally a service to measure the environmental impact of your next offi...
07:35 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Free Google-Sponsored Boingo WiFi Comes To 4,000 U.S. Locations (But Not For iOS Users)
Boingo just announced that Google Play is now sponsoring free WiFi at 4,000 hotspots, including a number of major airports like New York's JFK, Chicago's O'Hare and Seattle-Tacoma, as well as Manhatte...
07:35 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Free Google-Sponsored Boingo Wi-Fi Comes To 4,000 U.S. Locations (But Not For iOS Users)
Boingo just announced that Google Play is now sponsoring free Wi-Fi at 4,000 hotspots, including a number of major airports, including New York's JFK, Chicago's O'Hare and Sea-Tac in Seattle, as well ...
07:35 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Machina MIDI Jacket: Sound, Movement and Fashion
Machina, is a menswear clothing brand that is in the process of mounting a Kickstarter campaign to promote a brand new product. The campaign doesn't start for about a month but they actually have a de...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch GoDaddy Says Our Crash Wasnt Anonymous, It Wasnt A Hack, It Wasnt A DDoS. It Was Internal Network Issues
GoDaddy has confirmed that its DNS problems yesterday, which caused thousands of websites to go down for most of the day, are now finished. And while an alleged member of the hacktivist group Anonymou...
07:07 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Apple iPhone Event Rumors: What Will, Wont And Might Be Announced
We're getting close. I can almost smell that new iPhone. But what else will we see at the event? There have been plenty of rumors leading up to Wednesday's announcement, as is often the case with Appl...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Web Clipping Service Clipboard Arrives On iPhone, Adds Shared Boards For Groups
Clipboard, the recently launched web clipping service with the Pinterest-like layout, is today debuting version 2.0, which brings a website redesign, several new features, and the debut of the Clipboa...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Stock Market Prediction Startup Estimize Raises $1.2M Series A
Estimize, a site where users try to beat Wall Street analysts by accurately predicting public company earnings, has raised $1.2 million in Series A funding.The company was founded by Leigh Drogen, for...
06:29 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Inktank Raises $1 Million To Further Services Play For Ceph A New Storage Technology
Inktank has raised $1 million in the form of a convertible note from Canonical Founder Mark Shuttleworth to further services play for Ceph -- an open source, next generation distributed storage techno...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Its Not Just For Women Anymore: LearnVest Brings Financial And Now Investment Planning To Everyone
LearnVest, a TechCrunch50startup originally aimed at teaching women to become more financially savvy when it debuted back in 2009, has come a long way in the years since. Following its $19 million Ser...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Livefyre Goes Beyond Comments with StreamHub Liveblogging, Live Chatting, Social Widgets, And More
Livefyre is best known as a commenting system, but it's launching a new product today for large brands and publishers called StreamHub comments are part of StreamHub, but just one part.There are two ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch VEVO: 40B Videos Watched Globally In The Last Year, Mobile Traffic Doubled In Q2 To 1.3B Streams
Back in March, VEVO rolled out a huge new redesign, which saw the major-label-owned music video giant add continuous playback and beef up its personalization and social features. Thanks to tight new i...
03:10 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Free Apps Account For 89% Of All Downloads; Most Of The Rest Under $3; iOS Store Biggest Of Them All
The mobile app market, currently still led by app trailblazer Apple, is continuing to grow at a rapid pace: according to new research from Gartner there will be nearly 46 billion mobile app downloads ...
01:13 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch DataSifts March On Wall Street Continues Launches Social Feeds For Stock Symbols
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 continuing its march on...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 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 ...
12:55 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch UKs First 4G LTE Service Is Branded EE, And It Will Hit 16 Cities By The End Of 2012
Today Everything Everywhere, the JV between Orange and T-Mobile UK, unveiled some more details about its new 4G network -- the first commercial LTE service for the UK market. It is going to be branded...
12:55 pm GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch UKs First 4G LTE Service, EE, Will Feature New Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Huawei Devices. Orange, T-Mobile Brands To Gradually Fade Away
Today Everything Everywhere, the JV between Orange and T-Mobile UK, unveiled some more details about its new 4G network -- the first commercial LTE service for the UK market. It is going to be branded...
11:01 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Launches Its Own iPhone App With Better Discovery, Social Sharing, Music Videos And Ads!
Last month, news broke that the YouTube iOS app -- which had been pre-loaded on all iPhones since their launch -- would be taken off the mobile device with the launch of iOS6. And at the time we noted...
10:59 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch New And Improved Hulu Plus For Playstation 3 Is Faster And Easier To Navigate
If you're even a casual gamer, you know that video game systems and platforms have come a long way in the past twenty years. I'm old, so I remember rockin' out to the Atari 2600, enjoying each and eve...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Blue Jeans Network Brings Its Video Conferencing Software To Salesforce.com
Cross-platform Video conferencing company Blue Jeans Network announced today that it will integrate with Salesforce.com.Blue Jeans makes it possible for people using different video conferencing and t...
07:38 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Alley Day 1: The Ectoplasmic Goo Of Innovation Oozes Out At Disrupt
[tc_5min code="517474975"]Instruments on iPads and Minority Report-style gesture applications. Yes the variety of startups exuded like an ectoplasmic goo from Startup Alley today, where the atmosphere...
07:00 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Recapp Wants To Be The Hulu For Your Sports News
Recapp wants to make it more convenient to read sports news curated around your favorite sports and teams. The iPhone and iOS app, which I saw in TechCrunch Disrupts Startup Alley today, cracked the T...
06:03 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch FoundationDB Not Your Standard NoSQL Database
Foundation DB, here in the Startup Alley at Disrupt San Francisco 2012, is a modern database with features that have been the foundation for databases since the 1970s. The result, they say, is an infi...
05:53 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Alley Day 1: Social Planning, Saving Money And Making Mommy
In amongst the 160 Startup Alley companies exhibiting in San Francisco each day of Disrupt there are an enormous variety of companies. It's possible to switch from a startup aimed at new moms to a new...
05:52 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Here Are The TechCrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield Startups From Day One
Day one of Disrupt SF is officially over, and what a day it's been. We kicked things off this morning with Bill Campbell and Ben Horowitz. Followed by Jack Dorsey, Brian Lee and Jessica Alba, Michael ...
05:52 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Here Are The TechCrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield Startups From Day 1
Day one of Disrupt SF is officially over, and what a day it's been. We kicked things off this morning with Bill Campbell and Ben Horowitz who were followed by Jack Dorsey, Brian Lee and Jessica Alba, ...
05:17 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch NetPlenish Launches Amazon Prime-Like Price Comparison Service On Everyday Products
We're all familiar with price comparison shopping on high value items but less so on day-to-day consumables like groceries or household items. In effect it feels like just too much work and most of us...
05:17 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Saya Mobile Has A Message: It Wants To Be The Whatsapp For The Feature Phones Of The World
Whatsapp has emerged as the leading, cross-platform messaging app among smartphone users, reaching the 10 billion messages per day mark a couple of weeks ago. But when it comes to offering cheap messa...
04:53 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Undrip Takes All The Nonsense Out Of Your Social Feeds
If you're reading this article, chances are you're pretty well connected, at least in terms of your various social networks. But it can be overwhelming: there's Facebook, Twitter, foursquare, Instagra...
04:43 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Dispatch: A Messaging Service That Connects Dropbox And Other Cloud Apps
Dispatch reached a milestone today. More than a year ago it became one of the winning hacks at the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2011 Hackathon. Today at Disrupt San Francisco 2012 the company showed what th...
04:29 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Livestars Personalized Recommendation Service Wants To Disrupt Yelp, Rotten Tomatoes & Co.
Livestar, which is officially launching at TechCrunch Disruptin San Francisco today, wants to help you find personalized recommendations from your friends and authoritative sources around the web. Liv...
04:02 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Citrix Acquires Cloud-Based Customer Support Technology Startup Beetil
Citrix Systems announced today that it has acquired Beetil, a Wellington, New Zealand-based startup that makes cloud-based customer service management software built on the ITIL framework.According to...
03:48 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Gyft Is Moving The Plastic Gift Card Industry To Your iPhone
Gyft, a new mobile application launching at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, allows you to buy, save and redeem gift cards using your mobile phone. Unlike the numerous mobile gifting applications currently avai...
03:45 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Fitiquette: Online Clothing Measurement Never Looked So Good
If clothes make the man, you might say that the equivalent for fashion e-commerce sites is that they are made (and broken) by how well they can sell you clothes. Fitiquette, launching today at TechCru...
03:38 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Social Bill Payment Platform PayTap Goes Live At Disrupt, Offering A Flat $1 Fee Per Transaction
PayTap, a shared social bill payment platform, launched today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Users can chip in to co-pay bills online and use social features to aggregate financial resources from friends a...
03:38 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Social Bill Payment Platform PayTap Goes Live At Disrupt SF, Offering A Flat $1 Fee Per Transaction
PayTap, a shared social bill-payment platform, launched today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Users can chip in to co-pay bills online and use social features to aggregate financial resources from friends a...
03:33 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Fitiquette: Online Clothing Measurement Never Looked So Good
If clothes make the man, you might say that the equivalent for fashion e-commerce sites is that they are made (and broken) by how well they can sell you clothes. Fitiquette, launching today at TechCru...
03:28 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch GoDaddy Is Back Up, Thanks To Rival Verisign? Asanas Moskovitz Calls It The Final Straw
Earlier today we reported how GoDaddy suffered a major outage, affecting millions of websites andhosted e-mail accounts that are run through the hosting and domain registrar's DNS services. Now it loo...
03:20 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch ImpulseSave Nudges You To Save Toward Your Financial Goals
So many of the financial startups from the last several years have been geared toward getting consumers to buy more. Think Blippy, Swipely and then the glut of flash sales and group buying sites. But ...
03:11 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Brazilian Startup Queremos Is A Kickstarter For Concerts And Other Live Events
Queremos was founded in Rio de Janeiro to increase the number of concerts held there. Many big-name bands from the U.S. and other major markets wouldn't perform there despite the city's high populatio...
03:05 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Kuyam Is A One-Stop Shop To Find & Schedule Appointments With Lifestyle Businesses
Kuyam is an online marketplace dedicated to empowering busy women, working moms, and their families to discover and schedule appointments with local lifestyle businesses. By "lifestyle," they mean thi...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch In First Earnings Report Post-IPO, Palo Alto Networks Beats, Sees Q4 Revenue Up 88 Percent To $75.6M
Today, security company Palo Alto Networks reported its first earnings after becoming a public company in July. Revenue for the fourth quarter grew 88 percent year-over-year to $75.6 million, compared...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch In First Earnings Report Post-IPO, Palo Alto Networks Beats, Sees Q4 Revenue Up 88% To $75.6M
Today, security company Palo Alto Networks reported its first earnings since becoming a public company in July. Revenue for the fourth quarter grew 88 percent year-over-year to $75.6 million, compared...
02:50 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Mayor Booker Wants To Hack Government, Make It Performance-Based
"It's all about what you can measure in the private sector, and it should be in the public sector as well," says Newark Mayor Booker, in a candidate discussion about how the government must adopt perf...
02:41 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Tovbot Is A Robotic iPod Dock That Can Shake Its Groove Thing
Robots can do almost anything - build cars, explore Mars, and run through the woods like a monster - but now they can sing and dance and even play songs after hearing their rhythm lines clapped out by...
02:38 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Online Political Power Is Back: Obama Out-Raises Romney With 300K New Donors
The power of online fundraising is back in action: Barack Obama beat his fundraising losing streak by raising $114 million in August, narrowly inching head of Romney by just $3 million. Leveraging the...
02:27 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch BrightContext Aims To Democratize Real-Time Data Processing And Visualization
Real time. Big Data. Im hearing those phrases a lot these days, but a startup called BrightContext, which is launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt, wants to deliver on the promise of those buzzwords f...
02:26 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Localytics Raises $5.5M Series B, Launches Analytics-Linked App Marketing Platform
Mobile app analytics firm Localytics is introducing a brand new marketing platform, in what seems like a natural new direction for the company, since it takes the insights they've been providing via t...
02:23 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch RISR Is A Sensor Web You Wear To Help Your Posture
As if human interaction in the post-Internet age wasn't weird enough, here's RISR. It's a web of sensors that connects to a cellphone and scans your "target" for body language. RISR then vibrates on y...
02:14 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Social Fortress Is A Simple (But Powerful) Skeleton KeyData Security Service For Your Digital Life
Georgia-based Social Fortress may have started out as a pet project to make communicating on Facebook more privacy-friendly, but over the past two years, its ambitions have grown considerably loftier....
02:04 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Famo.us Is A Gaming Engine For 3D Interfaces
Famous, brought to you by the same guy that founded PowerSet (Steve Newcomb), lets developers write fully 3D apps without having to depend on complex programming tricks or compiled apps. It's a lot li...
01:44 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Lit Motors Will Shake Up The Electric Vehicle Market With Its Two-Wheeled, Untippable C-1
The recent influx of both high- and low-end EVs and electric motorcycles have shown promise but current battery technology is still limiting, and the cost of entry is far too high with the benefits of...
01:42 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Jessica Alba: Running A Startup Is Really Hard, You Have To Be Passionate About What You Do
Kicking off the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 sessions wereThe Honest Companyco-founders, actressJessica AlbaandBrian Lee,also of ShoeDazzle, Teeology and LegalZoom. The two teamed up to launch Honest, a...
01:42 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Jessica Alba: Running A Startup Is Really Hard; You Have To Be Passionate About What You Do
Kicking off the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 sessions wereThe Honest Companyco-founders, actressJessica AlbaandBrian Lee,also of ShoeDazzle, Teeology and LegalZoom. The two teamed up to launch Honest, a...
01:09 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Alley Day 1: From Online Marketplaces To App Discovery To Sports Broadcasting
Sure, Disrupt is jam-packed with tech celebs, VCs, and the drama of the Startup Battlefield. But there's perhaps an even more precious gem lying within the massive venue: Startup Alley.This year in Sa...
01:06 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch guestHub Helps Identify Brand Campaign Influencers
I didn't think that I would travel 2,400 miles to attend and help cover TechCrunch Disrupt, only to run into a startup from my home town of Columbus, OH, but lo and behold it happened.guestHub, are h...
01:03 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch SoundGecko Now Turns Your Favorite RSS Feed Into An MP3 Podcast
SoundGecko is a Startup Alley contestant with a mission: to turn your favorite blogs into MP3 files for later listening. The founders, Ed Hooper, Andrew Armstrong, and Long Zheng, initially founded 12...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Intuit Opens Up APIs To Financial Data Service That Powers Quicken, QuickBooks And Mint
Intuit is announcing today the availability of a new API that will give third-party developers access to the financial data service that powers Quicken, QuickBooks, Mint.com, and FinanceWorks. Basical...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Agawi Launches Windows 8 Cloud Gaming, Talks Avoiding OnLives Pitfalls
Cloud-based gaming provider Agawi, which began life as iSwifter for iPad with a much more narrow focus on delivering Flash-based gaming to Apple's tablet devices, today announced a new collaboration w...
12:45 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Paths Competitors Arent Facebook And Twitter, Theyre Email And SMS Says Dave Morin
"50 is the perfect number of friends" Dave Morin found when looking at the usage of his personal networking app Path, as he explained in his talk at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Add more than that and peopl...
12:42 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Findings Redesigns, Rolls Out New Chrome Extension To Help You Manage Your Ideas
We covered the initial launch of a service called Findings, a place to sort through all of the ideas that pop into your brain on a daily basis. The product came out the Betaworks stable, and the team ...
12:37 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Reid Hoffman: Y Combinator Is Definitely Seeing Some Stress Signs From Size
With 75 companies pitching last Demo Day, Y Combinator is bigger than ever. The early-stage firm has gone from some very humble roots with about a dozen founders out of Boston seven years ago, to host...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Hugh MacLeod Illustrates The Action Of The First Day Of Disrupt
Famous cartoonist Hugh MacLeod will be capturing the essence of TechCrunch Disrupt by putting what is happening on stage into drawings. As MacLeod is interested in startup culture, it is a great match...
12:29 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Reid Hoffman: Next Wave Of Tech IPOs Will Be Enterprise With Consumer Flare Arrington Yawns
On stage today at Disrupt San Francisco 2012 TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington asked LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman about the enterprise. Then Arrington yawned. He later said this:""I like Ferrari'...
12:09 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Richard Jalichandra Calls Time On MapMyFitness, Resigns As CEO
MapMyFitness has been on a roll lately. Debuting in 2005, the veteran of the online health and fitness space has built a suite of websites and apps (like MapMyRUN.com, MapMyRIDE.com, MapMyWALK.com, et...
12:07 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Happy International Creepy Boston Dynamics Robotic Horse Day!
I know you guys might have forgotten to get your favorite robotic horse a gift today, but this is International Creepy Robotic Boston Dynamics Robotic Horse Day, and it's important to get out there an...
12:02 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch Another Management Shake-Up At Zynga: Chief Marketing And Revenue Officer Jeff Karp Departs
Zynga just announced another big change in its management team: The departure of Chief Marketing Officer And Revenue Officer Jeff Karp, who joined a little more than a year ago....
12:00 am GMT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Techcrunch With A Major Redesign On Mobile, Feedly Becomes A Social News Magazine
Feedly, as its name implies, is a service that started out as a better way for users to read their RSS feeds. But RSS nevercaught on in the mainstream, although it powers many of the social news-readi...
11:48 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Dave Morin Says China Is Paths Second Biggest Country
Path CEO Dave Morin offered some updates on the company's growth while on-stagetoday at TechCrunch Disrupt.Version 2.0 of the journaling/personal networking app launched back in November, and Morin sa...
11:47 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Google To Discontinue Its Prepaid Cards In Google Wallet On October 17
All good things come to an end, right? That certainly seems to be the case for one of Google Wallet's earliest perks -- since the company's mobile payments service first launched almost exactly one ye...
11:45 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Accept It: Both Democrats And Republicans Are Equally Smart
"People with strong attachments to the Republican Party were more likely to see their paper as leaning toward Clinton, independent of the paper's actual coverage. Similarly, people with strong democra...
11:41 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Reid Hoffman On Investing In Facebook Now: Hes Waiting For The Lock-Ups To Pass
As one of Facebook's very earliest backers (with a $37,500 investment at a $5 million valuation), LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman sounds neutral on the company for the next six months, but bullish ov...
11:27 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Is The Next iPhone Already In Patent Trouble?
At the upcoming Apple event on September 12, the company is expected to release a new iPhone compatible with 4G LTE connectivity around the world. Yet, competitors such as Samsung and HTC are already ...
11:19 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Joel Klein: Just Putting A Computer In Front Of A Student Doesnt Make Education Better
Today at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, TC's own Greg Ferenstein was joined on stage by Khan Academy founder Sal Khan, former Chancellor of New York Public Schools and an EVP at News Corp., as well...
11:13 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch News Corps Joel Klein: Education Is A State-Run Monopoly Thats Very Hard To Disrupt
At our TechCrunch Disrupt conference today, Joel Klein, the former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education who now runs News Corp.'s education division, talked about some of the diffic...
11:13 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Reid Hoffman: LinkedIn Got Better When Twitter Shut Us Off, Move Was Partial Bullshit
LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman discussed the removal of Twitter's feeds from its product, even though it was not their decision.Hoffman says at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco that its product is b...
11:01 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Reid Hoffman Invested $37,500 Into Facebook At A $5M Valuation
On the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Michael Arrington got LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman to open up about his initial investment into social networking giant Facebook. Apparently it was $37,...
10:51 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Greylock Partners Opens Up Applications For Its Second Hackfest
After a successful first Hackathon series, VC firm Greylock Partners Greylock has announced Hackfest II, to continue the mission of building a network of interns and talent to build great companies an...
10:44 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsen: Majority Of Mobile U.S. Teens Now Own Smartphones
Nielsen had previouslyannounced in May that more than half of U.S. mobile owners now owned smartphones, and today that metric has grown again, going from 50.4% to 55.5%. But the more interesting figur...
10:38 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Bill Moggridge, Designer Of The First Laptop And Co-Founder Of IDEO Is Dead At 69
Bill Moggridge, noted consumer electronics designer, died on September 8th, 2012 of cancer. He was 69.Wizards like Bill Moggridge stayed up late to build our future. As the co-founder of vaunted desig...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Almost Single-Handedly Drives Corporate PC Market Growth
Apple is pretty much single-handedly driving the growth of worldwide PC sales to companies and government, according to new data from Forrester research. In an otherwise dismal outlook, which sees gro...
10:12 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch GoDaddy Outage Takes Down Millions Of Sites, Anonymous Member Claims Responsibility
According to many customers, sites hosted by major web host and domain registrar GoDaddy are down. According to the official GoDaddy Twitter account the company is aware of the issue and is working to...
09:50 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Cory Booker: Mark Zuckerberg Is An American Hero
When discussing social media and how he uses it for his political work as Mayor of Newark, Cory Booker called out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckberg as an "American Hero" for his work on connecting the world....
09:50 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Cory Booker Opens Video Service #Waywire In A Public Alpha
#Waywire (yes, the name comes in hashtag format), the video news-sharing service co-created by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, just opened to everyone in a public alpha.Booker made the announcement on-stage...
09:44 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Airbnb, Brit + Co, TaskRabbit, And Lyft Founders Share How They Nabbed Their First 10K Users
Airbnb founder Nate Blecharczyk, Brit + Co founder Brit Morin, TaskRabbit founder Leah Busque, and Lyft co-founder John Zimmer took the stage here at Disrupt SF to talk about their experiences as...
09:37 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Klooff Is An App For Pet Lovers Who Idolize Their Animals
Do you love your pet? Do you have a phone? Are you alone and have little else to do? Klooff is the way to go. The app is, as I understand it, a way for pet lovers to share their love for their pets. Y...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Cory Booker: The Power Of The People Is More Important Than People In Power
Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 in San Francisco. We all know him as the Mayor who has taken Twitter by storm, and also the fellow who has no problem jum...
09:26 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch With Software Eating The World, Venture Will Deviate From Historical Returns, Horowitz Says
Upstart venture firm Andreessen Horowitz is betting that as software permeates more and more traditional industries, venture returns will break out from their stable track record. "Historically, the t...
09:20 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch HP Revises Its Layoff Plan By Increasing Job Cuts To 29,000 By 2014
Back in May, HP announced that it would cut 27,000 jobs in an effort to reduce costs. In anSEC filing today, the company announced that the plan will be even more important than that by bringing the j...
09:08 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Jack Dorsey: We Need Revolution, Not Disruption
"We probably need to change the name of this conference," Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey said today from the stage of TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. As much as we love this conference...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Jack Dorsey: A Founder Is Not A Job, Its A Role
Jack Dorsey never wanted to be an entrepreneur. But you can't predict your life, and we've just learned from his keynote speech that you can't predict the path of a company either. "A founder is not a...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Blue River Technology Raises $3.1 Million To Build Robots To Replace Chemical Herbicides
Computer vision/robotics company Blue River Technology announced today that it has raised a $3.1 million Series A round of funding from Khosla Ventures. Steve Blank, Ulu Ventures and Stanford Angels a...
08:55 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Google Updates Google Drive For iOS With Editing Features
Last week, we caught a blog post Google wasn't supposed to publish yet. In it, the company announced that it would soon bring editing features to the Google Drive app for iOS. Today, Google made these...
08:49 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Jack Dorsey: I Consider Our Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo, To Be A Founding Member
Today at TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 in San Francisco, Jack Dorsey took the stage to give us a ten minute run-through of how he got to where he is today. I'm not sure that there's enough time in the day t...
08:49 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch I Never Wanted To Be An Enterpreneur Says Jack Dorsey
"... I wanted to be Bruce Lee. I wanted to be a sailor. I wanted to be a tailor. I wanted to craft products and share with others."Speaking today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Jack Dorsey to...
08:49 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch I Never Wanted To Be An Entrepreneur Says Jack Dorsey
"... I wanted to be Bruce Lee. I wanted to be a sailor. I wanted to be a tailor. I wanted to craft products and share with others."Speaking today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Jack Dorsey to...
08:45 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Ben Horowitz Warns That IPOs Can Change The Nature Of A Company
"We're big believers in founders," Ben Horowitz says, explaining part of Andreessen Horowitz's strategy. "We really wanted to back founder CEOs."Horowitz and Bill Campbell, chairman of the board of di...
08:41 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Ben Horowitz: Dinosaurs Not In Favor Of Being Eaten By Birds
What better way to kick off TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012, than to bring together Silicon Valley legend "Coach"Bill Campbell, Chairman of Intuit and Apple board member, with Andreessen Horowitzco-founder...
08:41 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Ben Horowitz: Dinosaurs Were Not In Favor Of Being Replaced By Birds
What better way to kick off TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012, than to bring together Silicon Valley legend "Coach"Bill Campbell, Chairman of Intuit and Apple board member, with Andreessen Horowitzco-founder...
08:33 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Apple UDID Leak Came From App Publisher, Not FBI
Apple's leaked UDIDs didn't originally come from the feds, as originally reported, according to new information obtained by NBC News today. Instead, the information came from app publishing company Bl...
08:32 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Ben Horowitz: Jack Dorsey Is Eating Payments Through Software
Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, Ben Horowitz, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, said that Jack Dorsey and his startup Square are changing the world through software, in the same w...
08:20 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch FuzeBoxs FuzeFund: Free Video Conferencing For 500 Startups
FuzeBox is trying to entice startups to use its video conferencing and online meeting tools with its new FuzeFund, which offers FuzeBox Pro accounts at an appealing price point free.CEO Jeff Cavins s...
08:20 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch FuzeBoxs FuzeFund: Free Video Conferencing For Up To 500 Startups
FuzeBox is trying to entice startups to use its video conferencing and online meeting tools with its new FuzeFund, which offers FuzeBox Pro accounts at an appealing price point free.CEO Jeff Cavins s...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch RidePal, The Google Bus For The Rest Of Us, Scores $500K From 500 Startups & Others
RidePal, a company providing a turnkey commuter bus system for companies, is today announcing having closed half a million in seed funding from 500 Startups, Amicus Capital, and Jeff Clarke, Chairman ...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Video Chat App Tango Is Starting To Look Like A Social Network: Adds Photo Sharing, In-App Gaming
This spring, Tangoraised $40 million in a Series C round, and announced plans to expand beyond its original focus of enabling video calls between mobile users. In fact, it's no longer accurate to call...
07:59 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Partners With Attachments.me To Let Gmail Users Save Their Files To SkyDrive
Microsoft just announced a partnership Attachments.me that will make it easier for Gmail users to save attachments to Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage service. After you install Attchements.me's Chr...
07:48 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Watch TechCrunch Disrupt SF Live!
This is it. TechCrunch Disrupt is back in San Francisco and even though the show is sold out, we're still going to bring you all the action on our official Ustream feed and on the site. Disrupt is jus...
07:46 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Diane von Furstenberg Models Wear Google Glass On The Catwalk
We were talking with the New York fashion community about postponing New York Fashion Week for a few days while we ran Disrupt, but they just wouldn't listen. What's more, Sergey Brin and Google sent ...
06:09 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch The Hulu Of Russia, Ivi.ru, Raises $40M To Fight Off The Threat Of Hulu, Netflix, And YouTube
Ivi.ru the "Hulu of Russia" that offers streamed premium TV and films from international and local big-name content holders, has raised another $40 million round of funding. The investment was led by ...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch OpenTable For MDs: BetterDoctor Launches To Help You Find The Best Available Care Near You
"This is my personal vendetta against the broken healthcare system," Ari Tulla tells me, mid-pitch, while standing on the sidewalk after a recent TechCrunch event in Redwood City. He's talking about B...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Mural.ly Opens Its Web-Based Creative Collaboration Platform To The Public
Buenos Aires-based startup Mural.ly opened its doors to the public today, delivering a new way to collect, share and brainstorm on the web. The tool mixes a little bit of Evernote with a whole lot of ...
05:43 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Amobee Launches Its 3D Mobile Ad Builder PULSE Create
Amobee, the mobile ad serving company recently acquired by Asian carrier SingTel, is launching a new ad building product called PULSE Create.Amobee CEO Trevor Healy says the PULSE Create technology co...
05:01 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch ShareMyPlaylists Launches SMPapps To Build Spotify Apps For Brands Just Dont Call It A Pivot
When Kieron Donoghue launched ShareMyPlaylists back in 2009, I thought he was just a little crazy to be building a startup on the back of Spotify's lack of social features and an ecosystem that didn't...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Money Management Service Personal Capital Wants To Manage Your 401K
Money management service Personal Capital, which launched last year, is announcing a new addition to its platform relating to 401ks. The company is debuting its own 401k plan and is launching a free 4...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch TubeMogul Launches BrandSights, So Clients Can Measure Effectiveness Of Their Video Ad Campaigns
If you're trying to use online advertising to make a quick sale, determining how effective an ad is can be pretty simple -- did users click through or not? But when it comes to brand advertising, ther...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Dragons Den Reject SendmyBag Scores 100K Angel Funding To Help Travellers Travel Light
When SendmyBag founder and CEO Adam Ewart stepped into the Dragon's Den on last night's episode of the UK television show asking for a 100k investment in return for 5% equity, valuing the startup at 2...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch DoubleDutch Looks To Ace Mobile CRM With New Hive App
Enterprise mobile software provider DoubleDutch today announced thereleaseof its newest product, a mobile customer relationship management tool called Hive. Mobile CRM is a tricky needle to try and th...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch FatFractal Takes On Parse, Stackmob & Others With New Engine-Based App Platform
San Francisco-based FatFractal is today launching a competitor to backend-as-a-service (BaaS) providers like Stackmob, Parse, Kinvey, and Applicasa, and it's not just following in the others' footstep...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch SimpleTuition Acquires Textbook Marketplace ValoreBooks To Help College Students Save
SimpleTuition, a company that offers online tools, tips and advice to college students to help them save money on education-related expenses, is announcing this morning that is has acquired ValoreBook...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Eyeing An IPO, Enterprise Data Company Nimble Storage Raises $40.7M From Sequoia And Accel
Nimble Storage, the developer of flash-optimized,hybrid storage and backup solutions for the enterprise has raised $40.7 million in funding from led by existing investors Sequoia Capital and Accel Par...
01:03 pm GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Madvertise Launches madPlus To Add Real-Time Bidding, Further Targeting To Its Mobile Ad Network
Madvertise, the European mobile ad network backed by the likes of Earlybird and Blumberg Capital, is adding a raft of new options for advertisers using its platform, including the introduction of AdWo...
09:01 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch 180 Out Of 202 Kansas City Fiberhoods Reach Their Google Fiber Pre-Registration Goals
Two weeks ago, things didn't look so great for Google Fiber, but after a last-minute push, 180 out of the 202 'fiberhoods' in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri managed to reach Google's go...
07:15 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Do You Need To Be A Jerk To Be A Successful Entrepreneur?
I recently read Ben Austens WIRED article about Steve Jobs, which prompted me to put together mythoughts about the tradeoffs of being a successful entrepreneur. Austens article draws a caricature ofJo...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch A Former Patent Examiners Perspective On The Current Patent Hubbub
Editor's Note: This guest post was written by G. Nagesh Rao, an IP-Law and Technology Commercialization Strategist based out of San Francisco and Washington DC. He most recently worked for The City of...
06:13 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Warby Parker Sees Its Way To $36.8M Of A $40M Series B Round, Led By General Catalyst
David Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal founded Warby Parker last year in an attempt to breathe new life into the eyewear industry. The New York City-based startup has since rocketed to popularity by selling...
05:45 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch After A Summer At Harvard Med School, Rock Healths Third Class Shows Off Its Goods
Back in June, Silicon Valley's health-focused startup accelerator, Rock Health, kicked off its third program. What was notable about this third batch -- other than the encouraging fact that a health-o...
04:45 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch The Mobile Payments Fustercluck
It seems that every week there's a new company, startup, or financial institution that is launching a new way to pay from, issue rewards, or power transactions from a mobile phone. The question that a...
02:52 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The Disrupt SF 2012 Hackathon Winners: Livebolt Takes Grand Prize, Auctopus And HeatData Are Runners Up
The night has been a long one for our intrepid crew of hackers, and all their arduous, caffeine-fueled work has led to this moment. A stunning 147 teams have taken the stage here at Disrupt SF to deli...
02:50 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Hackathon Entrant Sirious Margaritas Is A Margarita Maker From The Future
As we approach the Technological Singularity it's important to keep an eye on the harbingers of true superhuman artificial intelligence. While many will point to primitive projects by researchers at M...
02:43 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch PhoneID Lets You Login To Websites Without A Username Or Password From Your Phone
On the web, we have a host of user names and passwords we have to remember, whether for news sites or apps or Netflix. So Michael Thomas and Vahur Roosimaa of Los Angeles-based startup Scopely have ha...
02:07 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch SafeHouse Is A Legit Home Security System Powered By Ninja Blocks And Raspberry Pi
Using off-the-shelf hardware, SafeHouse aims to disrupt the home security space. Raspberry Pi and Ninja Blocks are used to build a surprisingly robust security system. As seen during their Battlefield...
02:06 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Is Spotify Preparing To Push Its App Center To Its iOS Mobile App?
Yesterday, Josh wrote about how Spotify is planning to push out a browser-based version of its music streaming service. Earlier today AllThingsD further confirmed this and added a bit more color: the ...
01:55 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Google Search: A Discussion About The Past, Present And Future With Jack Menzel
During a visit to the Googleplex last week, I sat down with someone so passionate about search, it's as if it's his job or something. Well, it is, and Jack Menzel, Director, Product Management of Goog...
01:48 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Hackathon Project Memstash Helps You Memorize Anything
Unlike something like Evernote, which helps you store and reference information, TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon entrant Memstash helps you actually memorize stuff. For example, if you want to memorize a...
01:13 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch From The Hackathon: Local Drunk Lets You Grab A Drink With A Local
This team at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon found a great idea to keep them motivated through the development. When you are visiting a city, Local Drunk connects you to a local who knows a good p...
01:02 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Bavarian Bookrocket Finds Books Related To Apps Youve Just Opened
This hack comes from a pair of charming Germans who created an app to find books related to apps you just opened. For example, when you download or install an app - Word, Photoshop, Skype - it will au...
12:59 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Hackathon Contestant HeatData Obsessively Tracks How People Interact With Mobile Apps
It's become more clear than ever that analytics about how people interact with things -- from physical stores to television screens to websites -- are key for businesses to optimize their relationship...
12:21 am GMT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Techcrunch Hacker Returns From Wilderness Exile To Disrupt Sally Struthers
Peter Ma says hadn't switched on his HP laptop for nearly six months when he booted it up at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon yesterday afternoon.From May until August he backpacked alone in the Sierr...
11:16 pm GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch From The Hackathon: Advise.ly Provides Peer-To-Peer Career Advice On Demand
At the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon, a presentation on stage was very polished and caught our attention. Advise.ly provides a peer-to-peer career advice on demand. It uses both the LinkedIn API th...
11:12 pm GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch Rise And Shine! Scenes From Morning At The Disrupt SF Hackathon [TCTV]
It was a long and trying night here at the San Francisco Design Center Concourse, but after it all the sun did rise in San Francisco this morning, bringing in a new day for the scores of programmers a...
11:06 pm GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch Hackathon Entrant Appetize.co Lets You Record In-App Video Demos
If you're working on an iOS app and would like to demonstrate key features to users, Appetize.co makes things a little bit easier. Rather than hacking together in-app videos, Appetize allows programme...
09:50 pm GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch Live From The TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon Finals!
A mere 24 hours ago an eclectic group of coders gathered outside of The Concourse at San Francisco Design Center intent on hacking together the next great app. And now after a sleepless night these gr...
09:29 pm GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Doesnt Want To Be More Like Apple, It Wants To Be More Like Amazon.com
With the introduction of the $499 8.9-inch Kindle HD with LTE, Amazon now has a device with the same price tag as the new iPad. Of course, the devices are very different when it comes to capacity, con...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch The Future of Amazon: Ambitious, Diverse, And Expansive
In less than 20 years, the feats accomplished by Seattles Amazon are simply astounding and, curiously, often taken for granted. It is the worlds largest online retailer, a master of logistics, an orac...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt Goes Global With Babelverses Real-Time Translation
TechCrunch has millions of readers around the globe, and they speak far more languages than our staffers or guests at Disrupt. To make it easier for our global readers to enjoy the conference, we are ...
08:17 pm GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch Hex3 Shows Off AndroidiPhone Laser Tag At TechCrunch Hackathon
Hex3 founder Jon Atherton didn't have any hardware hacking experience when he launched Kickstarter campaigns for the company's debut products, the AppTag Laser Blaster and the JaJa Pressure Sensitive ...
07:06 pm GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Commerce Startup Ondango Picks Up $500K To Turn More Likes Into Buys
To date, Facebook has focused the majority of its revenue efforts on ads, and, to a lesser extent, payment services around apps that run on its social platform. But Facebook commerce, where users buy ...
12:30 pm GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch The Hackathon Dont Need No Stinkin Sleep
The Hackathon never sleeps, and neither do the hackers. Just like the Disrupt NY 2012 Hackathon, and the San Francisco Hackathon before it, this year's bunch of coders are up and at 'em, ready to disr...
11:51 am GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt Goes Global with Babelverses Real-Time Translation
TechCrunch has millions of readers around the globe, and they speak far more languages than our staffers or guests at Disrupt. To make it easier for our global readers to enjoy the conference, we are ...
11:30 am GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch Getting Into The Groove: A Few Hours In At The Disrupt SF 2012 Hackathon [TCTV]
As this is being published, it's just after midnight at the Disrupt SF 2012 Hackathon, and programmers are elbows deep into their projects (or perhaps in the middle of a well-deserved nap) with a very...
11:01 am GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch How RelayRides GM-OnStar Partnership Unlocks Doors And A Potential 15M Cars For Its Fleet
Pardon the pun, but peer-to-peer car-sharing service RelayRides is on a roll. In March, the startup expanded beyond its first two regional markets -- Boston and San Francisco -- and made its marketpla...
10:09 am GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The Disrupt SF 2012 Hackathon Hackers
Every Disrupt we like to walk around the hall and meet with the uber-cool hackers who have dedicated their lives to making cool stuff in less than a day. We cornered five hackers and asked them what t...
06:41 am GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch Some Thoughts On The Y CombinatorGoogle Ventures Mess
TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington has written a very levelheaded and fair analysis of Paul Graham's "Google Ventures" email leak and the media "he said, she said" that followed.Gearing up for Disru...
04:45 am GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Kindle HD Will Allow Users To Opt-Out Of Special Offers For $15
If you've been put off by the (arguably obtrusive) Special Offers on the Kindle Fire HD, Amazon has just announced that they will allow users to pay $15 to opt-out of the ads for the life of the devic...
04:11 am GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch Who Moved Apples Cheese? The Role Of The Knock-Off Effect In Innovation
Chris Hawker, the founder of Trident Design, LLC, has over 20 years of experience developing and commercializing his own and others inventions. His most famous product, the PowerSquid, was the subject...
03:10 am GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch Hacker Uses A Kinect To Help His Mom Email After A Stroke
Here's a heartwarming story for a Hackathon Saturday: Chad Ruble's mother suffers from aphasia due to a stroke. She hasn't been able to use a keyboard for years because she is simply unable to recogni...
03:06 am GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch Babelverse Lands Seed Round Led By 500 Startups For Human-Powered Online Translation
Babelverse, the language translation startup that landed the title of "Audience Choice" at Disrupt NYC this past May, has raised a seed round led by 500 Startups along with a group of other angel inve...
02:39 am GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch The Disrupt SF 2012 Hackathon Is On Like Donkey Kong
It's that time of year again. Pencils are being sharpened, school buses are making their rounds, and hackers are coding to their little hearts' desire. The Disrupt SF Hackathon has officially commence...
01:51 am GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify Will Launch A Browser-Based Version
If you're wondering why the Spotify desktop software has hardly been updated in a year, it's because the company is preparing to launch a completely overhauled browser-based version of its streaming m...
01:18 am GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch Retinize Any Mac App With Retinizer
If you're using non-Retina-ready apps like Word and you'd like to see things in a clearer light, there's an app for that. Retinizer is a very simple app that allows you to update standard Mac applicat...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram For VideoMassive Market Opportunity, Yes! Done Right, No!
Oh, to become the Instagram for video! THAT is the dream of scores of new tech start-ups. And, that is the holy grail for all the VCs who continue to plow money into those companies. After all, Facebo...
10:08 pm GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch Preparation For Apples iPhone Event Is Underway
If you've been paying attention at all, you know that the next iPhone is right around the corner. Apple has sent out invites to a September 12 event — that's on Wednesday, by the way — jus...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch Just Picture It: The Imagesphere
Images shock, delight, inspire and provoke. They grab our emotions in ways that text simply cannot. Would Facebook be Facebook without photos? You want to see whats going on in the lives of your frien...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Silver Bullet Theory
The Gillmor Gang Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor handicap the latest entries in the Tablet Stakes. It feels like a game of musical chairs, with three chai...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch We Have All Become Parallel Gamers
If you really want to become a hate figure in GamerVille, predict the doom of single player games. This is territory that Frank Gibeau from Electronic Arts inadvertently strayed into this week when he...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch Learn or Die: A Primer
Behind most productivity problems is a learning problem.Productivity is a loaded term for good reason. Weve seen an endless parade of newfangled systems and near-religious dogma -- high aspirations an...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch Sock Puppet Spectacular: Are Online Reviews Completely Worthless, Or Only Mostly Worthless?
"Nicodemus Jones" was a big fan of bestselling crime author RJ Ellory. His five-star Amazon reviews of Ellory's books were littered with phrases like "modern masterpiece", "will touch your soul", "a m...
03:09 pm GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch Twitters API Crackdown May Be Bad For Users, Even If They Never Notice
This week Twitter launched its new API. There are still lots of questions about what this means for developers, and what role developers have played in Twitter's rise. But the general consensus seems ...
09:00 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch Defining A Growth Hacker: 5 Ways Growth Hackers Changed Marketing
The Internet has been the most disruptive vehicle in modern memory, from buying shoes to connecting with friends. The profession of marketing was no less transformed over the last two decades. Marketi...
07:36 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Is Going To Keep Up The Disruption At Disrupt SF
You might have heard of Uber and its quest to transform the way we transport ourselves from one place to another. You might have also heard that the company has faced some challenges along the way, ch...
07:14 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch Ad Tech Team Up: Clever On Demand Acquires AudienceFUEL And Will Use Its Name
Clever On Demand, a company whose technology allows publishers to manage multiple ad networks, has acquired AudienceFUEL, a publisher-to-publisher marketing platform (more on what that means in a seco...
06:28 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Wants To Offer A Low Cost Option In All Of Its Markets
As we've chronicled, the folks behind Uber definitely have some balls. That's why this standoff between the New York City Taxi and Limo commission and the Bay Area-based startup is so fascinating. It ...
06:02 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch PrePay Mobile Payment App Shutting Down, Erasing Your Dollars On December 31st
I hope PrePay users read their email closely. Otherwise they may have missed the alert that the I/O Ventures-backed merchant loyalty and payment app is closing down and any prepaid credit will evapora...
06:02 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch PrePay Mobile Payment App Begins Shutting Down On December 31st
I hope PrePay users read their email closely. Otherwise they may have missed the alert that the I/O Ventures-backed merchant loyalty and payment app is closing down and any prepaid credit will evapora...
05:09 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch As ARM-Based Devices Take Over, Intel Cuts Its Sales Forecast For The Rest Of The Year
Intel announced today that its sales for the third quarter will be lower than expected due to a decline in demand. Intel microprocessors use the x86 architecture found in most PCs and Macs today. Inst...
04:53 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Amazon Kindle Fire HD
The Kindle Fire HD is a big deal. Big.It has rather excellent specs — a 1280x800 7-inch display, TI OMAP processor, dual stereo speakers, and dual-antennae Wifi (with MIMO) — and it comes ...
04:51 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch Silicon Valleys Mobile Accelerator Tandem Capital Reveals Its Latest Batch Of Startups
Tandem Capital, the Silicon Valley startup accelerator that focuses exclusively on early-stage mobile businesses, is today revealing the six companies that are participating in its most recent batch. ...
04:14 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch Dysons New DC44 Is The Halo Plasma Pistol Of Home Vacuums
We've covered Dyson fans and vacuums for years now, being constantly amazed at the utility and wild designs that come out of James Dyson's wee English workshop. He makes things that suck and blow and ...
03:31 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch An Interview With CODE2040, A Non-Profit Out To Diversify Silicon Valley
I had a chance to discuss an amazing new non-profit program called CODE2040 with one of its founders today, Laura Weidman Powers. The mission of this program is to bring diversity to Silicon Valley by...
03:26 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch Plympton Is A Studio For Serialized Fiction, And Yes, Its Collaborating With Amazon
So Amazon launched a new publishing program called Kindle Serials yesterday, but it's not the only company with serialized fiction on its mind. In fact, three of the eight Kindle Serials launch title...
03:24 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch VEVOs New iPad App Adds Personalized Playlists, Social Sharing & Continuous Playback
Earlier this year, VEVO unveiled a huge new redesign, adding continusous playback and social features designed to get more people engaged when watching its music videos. And while it made that experie...
02:43 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch Next iPhone Will Reportedly Be Compatible With LTE Around The World
Apple's new iPhone, which the company is set to unveil next Wednesday, will have better worldwide support for LTE than the latest iPad, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. While th...
02:31 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch Germanys Former First Lady Sues Google For Defamation Over Autocomplete Suggestions
When you search for "Bettina Wulff" on Google, the search engine will happily autocomplete this search with terms like "escort" and "prostitute." That's obviously not something you would like to be as...
01:52 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch The RAZR M, Motorolas Clever Answer To The $99 iPhone 4S
Motorola unveiled the new RAZR family at a big media gala in early September. The company proudly rolled out the supercharged RAZR HD and RAZR HD MAXX. The $99 RAZR M stole the show. The 4.3-inch RAZR...
01:09 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch Loic Le Meur Tells All About Seesmics Long And Winding Road To An Exit [TCTV]
Loic Le Meur, the French entrepreneur who moved to Silicon Valley to found Seesmic back in 2007 and led it through to its sale to Hootsuite this week, has taken a long and winding road to this most re...
12:28 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch You Asked For It: The Android TechCrunch App Is Finally Here
When we launched our iPad app (to much fanfare) you all asked us when the Android version was coming. We finally have an answer: Right now. It's real and it's spectacular. The new app, built by the ex...
12:06 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch Why You Should Come To The Disrupt SF Hackathon
Editors note: This is a guest post by Bryan Schreier (@schreier), Dropboxs board member and partner at Sequoia Capital. Sequoia is an investor inDropbox, Evernote, Stripe, Tumblr, Instagram and Airbnb...
12:01 am GMT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 09.07.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm Pacific....
11:48 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Silly. Frivolous. Yes, DrawChat is a Chat App With Sketching.
What do you do after you spend years working on very serious, infrastructure problems supporting Gmail and literally hundreds of millions of users globally?You build a drawing app. Or at least that's ...
11:33 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Sponsored Results Are Taking Off (According To Social Ad Startup Optimal)
Just a couple of weeks ago, Facebook officially launched its Sponsored Results program, which allows advertisers to place sponsored links in the social network's search results and the early results ...
11:24 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter Hit Instacube Adds Facebook Photo Streaming In Addition To Instagram
Current Kickstarter-du-jour Instacube just announced new planned Facebook integration, which will allow it to stream photos from that social network as well as its newly-acquired subsidiary Instagram....
11:18 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Siri, Why Are You Having Trouble Connecting?
It would appear that Siri is down. We've tested five iPhone 4S models, all of which are running iOS 5.1. One of the iPhones in the TechCrunch office is running iOS 6, and Siri seems to be working fine...
10:44 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Wolfram Alpha Makes CrunchBase Data Computable Just In Time For Disrupt
Wolfram Alpha just announced a useful new feature if you plan to follow Disrupt San Francisco closely. It has added CrunchBase data to its computational engine. You can now learn more about a specific...
10:44 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Wolfram Alpha Makes CrunchBase Data Computable Just In Time For Disrupt SF
Wolfram Alpha just announced a useful new feature if you plan to follow Disrupt San Francisco closely. It has added CrunchBase data to its computational engine. You can now learn more about a specific...
10:24 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Dear @Google_Surveys, The Statistics Addict In Me Wants To Hug You
The data scientist in me has a new crush: Google Surveys. Last night, Google's consumer marketing division released a deliciously rich dataset of citizen reaction to the Democratic National Convention...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Dijit Goes After Personalized TV Discovery With The Launch Of NextGuide iPad App
A lot of "personalized TV guide apps" just display shows that users have already watched or shown an interest in, which, frankly, is a little boring. I mean, you already know that you want to watch th...
09:54 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Flurry Brings Video Ads For Mobile Apps To Android, Crosses 100M Video Views Per Month
It's still a hairy problem for every mobile app developer: how do you attract new users in a hopelessly crowded app store?Last year, video trailers for apps emerged as one popular for developers (and ...
09:16 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Google Acquires Online Virus, Malware and URL Scanner VirusTotal
VirusTotal, an online malware and virus scanner, was just acquired by Google. The company already had a partnership with Google. VirusTotal will continue to operate independently and maintain its exis...
09:03 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Give The Gift Of Startups: Just Because Lets You Give Freebies To Friends From The Startups You Love
Are you dying to tell your friends about all the new startups you read about on TechCrunch? A newly launched iOS application called Just Because is now making that possible. With Just Because, you can...
09:01 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch As The Dockpocalypse Nears, Bluetooth-Enabled iPhone Substitutes Abound
Next week, Apple is expected to announce a new iPhone complete with a new dock connector, finally putting to bed the 30-pin design that's been in use since time immemorial (so long as you can't rememb...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Local Search Engine Locu Will Debut API At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco Hackathon This Weekend
Locu, an app that makes it easy for restaurants to update their menus, will debut its public API at the TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco Hackathon tomorrow. The API will provide access to much more th...
08:49 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch From Disrupt Runner-Up To $13 Million In Funding, BillGuard Tells All
BillGuard has come a long way in a short time. The company launched its SaaS product, which automatically scans your credit card statements for unwanted and fraudulent charges, in May of 2011 at Disru...
08:37 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Google Brings 45 Degree Imagery To 30 New Cities In Google Maps
Google just announced that it is bringing its 45 degree imagery in Google Maps to 30 new cities, including Bloomington, IN; Buffalo, NY; Columbus, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Lincoln, NE; Louisville, KY and...
08:22 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Zazzle Instant Brings Custom Product Creation To Your iPhone
Custom product website Zazzle is making its first big move into mobile today with the launch of an iPhone app called Zazzle Instant.Apparently, the app started out as a side project by one of Zazzle's...
08:03 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Google Chooses Chile For Its First Latin American Data Center
Google currently operateseight massive data centers in the U.S. and Europe. It is also constructing new data centers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan right now, but one glaring blank spot on the com...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Now At Mixbook, Former Yobongo Team Reveals Mosaic, A Fast Way To Build Photobooks From Your iPhone
The team behindYobongo, the location-based mobile chat application that was acquired by Mixbook in March, is finally ready to reveal what they've been up to in the months since. We already knew that M...
07:30 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Loopcam Updates App And Releases First Ever Animations Shot In North Korea
Clever 'gif animations' startup Loopc.am has released it's new version which has been more or less been rebuilt from the ground up. This is an infectious app and has cleverly hooked into the craze fo...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Underdog No More: How Romneys Digital Director, Zac Moffatt, Got Silicon Valley To Power The Campaign
"As a campaign we would not presume to know more than the collective intelligence and resources of the marketplace. We find the best firms in the country and glue them together to achieve our goals," ...
07:19 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Timbre iPhone App Offers Stunning, Simple Local Live Music Discovery
New iOS app Timbre wants to help get you out to more concerts, by giving you a glimpse at shows nearby along with a free preview of what exactly you'll be getting if you buy a ticket or pop into a fre...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch With $1.9 Million In Funding, Dekko Aims To Be The Platform On Which Good Augmented Reality Is Built
Augmented reality is one of those things where users will try an app once, and then never open it again. There are a number of reasons for this: For one thing, for it to work users need a specific pie...
06:41 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Amazons Silk Browser Now Tracking User Behavior For New Trending Now SectionWait, What?
Oh did you hear? Amazon announced a bunch of new Kindles yesterday. And here's another little tidbit - those devices, the Kindle Fire and Fire HD, are also getting an updated version of the Amazon Sil...
05:52 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Everything You Always Wanted To Know About HTML5* (*But Were Afraid To Ask) [Slides]
The rise of native apps as the primary medium for mobile content is a trend that shows no signs of slowing down at the moment -- if anything, it's growing, with smartphone-wielding consumers in the U....
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch More Evidence For September 21 Ship Date For iPhone 5
Back in August, TechCrunch received word that Verizon was planning a vacation blackout for September 21 to September 30, indicating that would be the release date for the new iPhone 5. Now, new info s...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch 3 Billion Image Views Later, Fotopedia Signs More Advertisers, Prepares To Launch Self-Serve Ads
In June, Fotopedia, the company best known for its beautiful iPad travel magazines, launched its current ad model with partners like Flipboard, Jetsetter and National Geographic. Today, after serving ...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch DraftKingss Big Baller App Is A Made For Mobile Fantasy Sports Experience
Fantasy sports startup DraftKings, which announced a $1.4 million seed round led byAtlasVentures in July, is moving into mobile with a new app for Android and iOS called Big Baller, which, like the Dr...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Urjanet Raises $4M Series B To Deliver Big Data Energy Insights For Enterprise
Atlanta-based Urjanet announced today that it has closed a $4 million Series B round of funding, two years after its initial launch. The company provides energy data for heavy energy consumers, mostly...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Spreecast Raises $7M For Social Video Broadcasting Platform
Spreecast, a social video platform that lets people broadcast together, has raised $7 million in Series A funding from Meakem Becker Venture Capital, GGV Capital and MentorTech Ventures as well as Sta...
09:12 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch A New $150M Fund Underscores The Bigger Ambitions of Kushners Thrive Capital
Joshua Kushner's Thrive Capital just became yet another of several upstart venture firms that have been able to raise progressively larger funds this year.The New York-based fund just quickly closed a...
08:56 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Best Email Ever: How One Soldier Stationed In Afghanistan Got His Amazon News Today
It's only my third official day on the job at TechCrunch, but it's been a pretty awesome time thus far. We saw an email come through the wires that stopped us in our tracks during our Amazon coverage ...
07:39 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunchs Picks: The Top 5 Companies From StartXs Summer 2012 Demo Day
18 companies presented at the StartX summer demo day today.The summer 2012 class is StartX's seventh and largest class; the accelerator, started in 2010, has now had over 90 companies in its history, ...
07:22 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Barack Obamas Speech: 52,757 Tweets Per Minute, 9M Total Democratic Convention Tweets
The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, spoke at the Democratic National Convention tonight and broke some Twitter records while he was at it, according to the company.Extra point...
07:22 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Barack Obamas Record-Setting Speech: 52,757 Tweets Per Minute, 9M Total DNC Tweets
The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, spoke at the Democratic National Convention tonight and broke some Twitter records while he was at it, according to the company.Extra point...
06:16 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Contour+2 Action Camera Packs HD Video, Live Streaming Into $400 Package
A year later and one hundred dollars cheaper than its predecessor, Seattle-based Contour announced its Contour+2 action camera this week and will be available later this month. The latest improve...
06:06 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch The Last Big Independent Social Marketer Syncapse Pimps Itself For Acquisition With Analytics Suite
Syncapse wants to get bought. All it's well funded competitors -- Buddy Media, Vitrue, Involver, Wildfire -- already have. So today it releases a new analytics suite, making it a more appealing turn-k...
05:38 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch The First Third-Party Games Go Live On Zynga.com
Zynga first announced its Zynga Platform for social gamesback in March. Since then, Zynga's own games have gone live at Zynga.com, and the company has been revealing more details and partners. What se...
04:52 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Hackathon Hardware Hackers: Heres One More Chance To Hack On A Raspberry Pi This Weekened
If you are attending this weekend's Hackathon - that is if you have tickets and are raring to go - I have some fun news. As we mentioned before, Makerbot will be in attendance with two of their 3D pri...
04:50 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Stanfords StartX Incubator Says Its Number 2 In Funding Per Startup, With $80M Raised Over 2 Years
This evening at the StartX demo day, the Stanford-based incubator provided a few metrics as a validation of its model. Among other things, StartX announced companies that have gone through its program...
04:25 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch StartX, The Startup Accelerator For Stanford Students, Kicks Off Its Summer 2012 Demo Day
StartX, the startup accelerator for companies founded by Stanford students, just kicked off Demo Day for its Summer 2012 startup class at AOL's Silicon Valley headquarters in Palo Alto this evening. T...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Quirky Lands $68M From Andreessen, Kleiner To Build An Online Community For Inventors
Much like it is for entrepreneurs, being an inventor isn't easy. From the moment that magic light bulb appears, product developers have to navigate a bumpy road of financing, engineering, legalities, ...
03:51 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Welcome To The Game: Amazons Working With Activision On In-App Offers
During today's Amazon Kindle Extravaganza, one of the slides that was popped up during the event got the attention of quite a few of us. It was a slide showing an in-app offer on a Kindle device.It's ...
03:32 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Reportedly, Development To Cease For Twitters Mac Client
Here's a piece of Twitter news that would really make me sad. According to former TechCrunch full-time writer guy, MG Siegler, Twitter will cease to support and develop Twitter for Mac....
03:32 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Rumored: Development To Cease For Twitters Mac Client
Here's a piece of Twitter news that would really make me sad. According to former TechCrunch full-time writer guy, MG Siegler, Twitter will cease to support and develop Twitter for Mac....
02:59 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Giftlys New App Lets You Send Any Gift To Friends, Family Straight From Your iPhone
Giftly, a San Francisco-based startup that lets you send any kind of gift to a friend or family member, has just come out with a native mobile app that makes it easier to send presents on the go. It's...
02:56 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch The Logitech Ultrathin iPad Keyboard Case Is Now Available In White
When it comes to finding a good iPad keyboard case, two accessories come out of the pack, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard and the Belkin YourType Folio. The Logitech one was the clear winner in Matt B...
02:42 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch MasterCard Buys Loyalty Rewards And Personalized Offers Company Truaxis (Formerly BillShrink)
MasterCard has acquired acquisition of Truaxis (formerly BillShrink). Financial terms were not disclosed. The company had raised $9 million in funding from Trinity Ventures and Bessemer. BillShrink or...
02:39 am GMT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Techcrunch Quora, DropBox, Others Made $30M in Job Offers To Engineers In First 2 Weeks Of DeveloperAuction
DeveloperAuction has built what they call the first transparent marketplace for recruitment, allowing engineers to put their talent up for auction from startup