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11:47 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Acer Wisely Shelves Windows RT Tablet Launch Until Q2 2013
Hope you weren't waiting for an Acer Windows RT tablet. The company is not releasing its offering until later next year. Originally, Acer was going to launch Windows RT tablets in the first quarter of...
11:31 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Fraudster Paul Ceglias 8th Lawyer Ditches Him After Arrest For Faking Evidence
Chasing a massive payday, lawyers flocked to a man who claimed to have evidence that he owned half of Facebook. But after Paul Ceglia's arrest for forging that evidence this week, his lawyer Boland ha...
10:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Square Redesigns Its Career Page To Better Match Its Culture Of Beautiful Design And Interactivity
As I've been digging deeper into companies, specifically their internal culture, one company that has stuck out to me is payments powerhouse Square. As I wrote last week, the company does some pretty ...
10:33 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Google Updates Its iOS Search App To Answer All Your Burning Questions
Google first announced its plans to bring enhanced voice search to iOS back in August, and now the company has finally made good on its word an update to the Google Search iOS app has just gone live ...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Becomes Nations Hurricane Bulletin Board: We Are Ok Is #1 Shared Term This Morning
While Twitter plays both the rumor mill and fact checker for Hurricane Sandy news reports, Facebook is how people are leaving notes for loved ones about their own situation. "We are ok" was the most s...
10:17 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Yelp Launching Visual Menus With User-Contributed Photos
Yelp is announcing a new feature today that allows users to browse restaurant menus (with accompanying food porn) directly from the Yelp website and mobile app.Last year, the company added the ability...
10:11 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Underwear On Your Floor? YCs Exec Has A House Cleaning Service For That
Here's to iteration. When Justin Kan first launched Exec, a service for getting errands done on demand, I was one of the first beta testers. We had a housecleaning and it took, well, six hours. Even t...
10:06 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Following Its $26M In New Funding, Fancy Talks Numbers: 2M+ Users & $200K In Weekly Sales
A quick update on Pinterest rival Fancy's massive $26 million round of funding, uncovered via an SEC filing yesterday. Because of the hurricane, the NYC-based team had evacuated the city, making it di...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Hurricane Sandy Propels YouTube, Red Cross, And Flashlight Apps To Top Spots In App Store
Hurricane Sandy has clearly taken its toll on the East Coast. At least 7.4 million homes and businesses are without power this morning across seven states. Public transit has been shut down in New Yor...
09:27 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch All Microsoft Build Attendees Get Free Surface Tablets, Lumia 920 And 100GB Of SkyDrive Storage
Just as Google is known for giving away free devices to I/O attendees, Microsoft also used its Build developer conference today to hand out free hardware to all of its Build attendees. Every Build att...
09:17 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Releases Windows Phone 8 SDK
Microsoft has released the Windows Phone 8 SDK for the Build developer conference, now taking place on the Redmond campus. The SDK is described as an environment “for building apps and games for...
09:10 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Like Hurricane Maps? Thank Open Government Data Nerds
As Hurricane-battered East Coasters turn to online crises maps for weather updates and evacuation notices, we should all take a moment to give kudos to the spreadsheet nerds who advocated opening up t...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch With Nearly 1M Users SohoOS Looks to Have Jumped the Micro-Business Shark
It was nearly a year ago that SohoOS announced a second round of financing to the tune of $8M. The company has since been quiet on the PR front, so I I decided to check in with Ron Daniel (CEO) to see...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch With Nearly 1M Users, SohoOS is On Its Way to Crossing Its Chasm
It was nearly a year ago that SohoOS announced a second round of financing to the tune of $8M. The company has since been quiet on the PR front, so I I decided to check in with Ron Daniel (CEO) to see...
08:35 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Why Pundits And Politicians Hate NYT Election Forecaster Nate Silver
The New York Times election oracle, Nate Silver, who in his fivethirtyeight blog correctly predicted 49 of 50 states in the last election, predicts that Obama could breeze to victory with a 75 percent...
08:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Technology Education Startup General Assembly Raises $10 Million
General Assembly, the New York-based education startup that offers classes and mingling space to tech developers and entrepreneurs, has raised $10 million in new funding, via an SEC filing. A spokespe...
08:19 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Peer-to-Peer Bike-Sharing Startup Spinlister Rebrands As Liquid, Opens Up To All
We've been following bike-sharing startup Spinlister for a while now, but now it's coming out with a whole new brand -- although the service will more or less stay the same. The young company will now...
08:14 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Steve Ballmer: Microsoft Sold 4 Million Windows 8 Upgrades Since Launch, Interest In Windows 8 And Surface Has Been Stunning
At Microsoft's Build developer conference on the company's main campus in Redmond, Wash., today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that Microsoft sold 4 million Windows 8 updates since the operati...
08:11 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Gmail Launches New Compose Email View And Reply Experience That Will Save You Time
Writing emails can be a drag, especially when you have to click a bunch of buttons just to send one off. Today, Google has introduced a new compose email view and reply experience for Gmail and it's s...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Peer-To-Peer Car-Sharing Startup Wheelz Launches In San Francisco To Take On RelayRides And Getaround
With the launch in its first urban market, Wheelz will be going up against existing peer-to-peer car-sharing services RelayRides and Getaround. But it seeks to differentiate itself by installing hardw...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Launches NAX Cross-Platform Ad Exchange With 120 Ad Networks & Agencies, Powered By Inneractive
At the Microsoft Build developer conference in Redmond, Wash., today, Nokia announced that it is launching a cross-platform ad exchange powered by mobile app monetization exchange inneractive. Through...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Helpshift Gets $3.2M From Nexus, True Ventures To Build The Salesforce Of Mobile CRM
Last year, Abinash Tripathy and Baishampayan Ghose founded Helpshift to address what they perceived to be a significantly underserved market in customer service: Mobile. After months of testing their ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Backup Service MyShoebox Launches To Synchronize Photos Across All Your Devices
MyShoebox provides mobile and web apps to aggregate and organize user photos from a number of sources. It also provides unlimited storage for users to backup all of their photos, and provide access to...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Social Shopping Network BeauCoo Wants To Help Women Find Clothes That Really Fit
Shopping for cloths online is difficult, especially because one brand's size 10 can be another brand's size 8. BeauCoo, a Calgary-based startup that is launching out of beta today, combines social net...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Creators of SuicideGirls.com Launch Lets Date
There are a lot of dating application and website choices out there, but lets face it, some of them are kind of creepy. I'm not dating, but I have a lot of friends and loved ones that are and I watch ...
07:57 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Offer Statements On Hurricane Network Issues: No ETA Given For Fix
Last night Hurricane Sandy rocked the East coast in a way it's never been rocked before. And despite the fact that our mobile carriers did everything conceivable to prepare and mitigate the damage, ma...
07:54 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Google Adds Compare Button For Its Art Project, Which Has Had Over 15M People Exploring Paintings
Google+ Hangouts are a great way to interact with like-minded folks, even when they're not super geeky. The best people to add to circles are artists and photographers, as the content they share ...
07:54 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Google Adds Compare Button And Hangout App For Its Art Project, Which Has Had Over 15M People Exploring Paintings
Today, Google's Art Project added some new fun functionality that ties in Google+ features, and I think it's something that will really kick-start the project into new territory. The two things a...
07:29 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch FlockTags NFC-Based (Yes, NFC) Loyalty Card System Expands: Now Reaches 60K Users Across 100 Businesses
FlockTag, a loyalty card startup built by SideCar co-founder Adrian Fortino (who has since left SideCar to focus on this project), has been quietly flying under the radar, growing its CRM solution for...
07:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch iPad (4th Gen) Outruns The iPhone 5 In An Early Benchmark, Listed With 1.4GHz Dual-Core CPU, 1GB Of RAM
The new new iPad hits stores Friday, but an early Geekbench benchmark reveals some interesting details. Apparently, at least per this one-off report, the 4th generation iPad uses a dual-core ARMv7 CPU...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Lookout Brings Lost Phone Tracking Feature, Signal Flare, To iOS
Lookout, a company that offers security services for a number of smartphone platforms, is bringing its Signal Flare feature to iOS. ...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Pandora Competitor Senzari Acquires Berlin-Based Music Startup WahWah.fm
Senzari, the Miami-based streaming music startup offering an alternative to Pandora in both stateside and international markets, is today announcing it has acquired Berlin-based wahwah.fm. Founded in ...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Googles New Nexus Commercial Puts Focus On The Platform, Not The Hardware
Despite a storm in the North East that started out as a sheepish school girl and ended up in leather pants with a cigarette (you know, Sandy), Google still managed to pull off their big announcement y...
06:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch How The Top 100 Brands Perform In The Apple App Store
In this month's report, app store analytics firm Distimo looked into how the top 100 global brands approach the Apple App Store, and how well they perform. Not surprisingly, most now have a presence t...
05:58 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Another Place To Talk Smack Fanatix Raises $1M To Bring Its Second Screen Sports App To The U.S.
In the UK, the summer of 2012 is already being looked back on as the British summer of sport. It kicked off with a traditionally poor performance by the English football team in the Euros, followed by...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Yandex Reports Revenues Up 43% To $235.2M Year-On-Year For Q3 2012, Boosting Its Expansion Plans
Revenues at Yandex, the Russian search engine which dwarfs Google in that territory, have rise by 41% year-on-year in its Q3 2012 financial results. Last quarter Yandex reported a 50 percent increase ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch PowerPoint Killer Prezi Launches New Interface
Prezi, a popular alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint and other presentation applications, launched a new version of its interface today. The company, which is advised by Jack Dorsey, also announced th...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Touch-Based App iOS Analytics Tool Heatma.ps Launches Out Of Beta
On the web, there are solutions that show you where users click on your website, providing a path analysis that gives you clues about where best to place key components and what qualifies as high-traf...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Touch-Based iOS Analytics Tool Heatma.ps Launches Out Of Beta
On the web, there are solutions that show you where users click on your website, providing a path analysis that gives you clues about where best to place key components and what qualifies as high-traf...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Rainmaker Group Raises $33.8M For Data Services That Optimizes Profits By Forecasting Supply And Demand
The Rainmaker Group, a company founded in 1998, has accepted its first investment -- $33.8 million from Norwest Venture Partners that the Atlanta-based company will use to extend its profit and price ...
04:42 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Conductor Raises $20M Series C To Improve Customers Search Rankings, Outlines Ambitions Beyond SEO
SEO company Conductor has just raised a $20 million Series C. The round was led by Investor Growth Capital, with participation from previous investors FirstMark Capital and Matrix Partners.Conductor's...
04:42 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Yotpo Closes $1.5M Round Led by Rhodium And Gandyr Group To Scale Social Reviews
Back in April Tel Aviv-based Yotpo raised $800,000 in seed funding. But what the hell is it? Well, it's out to "make your customers happy by allowing mainly eCommerce sites to engage visitors (getting...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Review: The New Nook HD Tablet Is Just About The Best Reader You Can Buy
In the endless back and forth between Amazon and B&N, the consumers are the lucky ones. Each product in the Nook and Kindle family have been consistently better and more compelling than the last. ...
04:29 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch With 25% Of U.S. Doctors On Board, QuantiaMD Lands $12M To Become The LinkedIn For MDs
QuantiaMD, one of a growing number of companies attempting to build the LinkedIn for the medical community, today announced that it has raised $12 million in venture financing from Fuse Capital. The e...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Kantar: Apple iPhone 5 Slows Androids Growth In U.S., U.K. But Android Continues To Expand Marketshare Across Europe, To 67.1%
Apple's iPhone 5 only launched towards the end of last month but first week sales of Apple's latest superphone slowed Android's growth in Cupertino's two biggest markets: the U.S. and U.K. during the ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Top Gamification App On Salesforce.com AppExchange Gets $1M From ePrize and Detroit Venture Partners
The No. 1 gamification app on Salesforce.com AppExchange has secured $1 million from Detroit Venture Partners and ePrize....
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch SmartAsset Raises $1.5M To Help You With The Big Financial Decisions
SmartAsset, a Y Combinator-backed startup offering interactive tools to help homebuyers understand the financial ramifications of their decisions, has raised $1.5 million in new funding.The round was ...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Open Source Business Intelligence Company Pentaho Lands $23 Million Series C
Open source business intelligence vendor Pentaho today announced that it has received a $23 million round led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from previous investors Benchmark Capital,...
03:12 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Post-Pivot, OpenBrand Launches Delivery Service To Become A DropBox For Designers
Originally launched as a way for companies to manage their branding assets in-house, OpenBrand has since pivoted to offer a SaaS for designers, agencies and their clients to collaborate and share what...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch EverySignal Is Like Google Alerts For Your Social Feeds
EverySignal, a social search startup incubated at Science, is launching a new service that alerts you to the important events from your friends and colleagues. Now, I know what you're thinking: wait, ...
02:56 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Heres To Another Crazy One: Microsofts Steve Ballmer Narrates Windows Phone 8 Ad
Microsoft is really pushing the personalised angle of Windows Phone 8 -- so much so it's co-opted sometimes over-enthusiastic CEO Steve Ballmer into showing off his own Windows Phone and voicing one o...
12:52 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch The Square-like iZettle Launches In Germany With DZ BANK And Deutsche Telekom, Puts Heat On Payleven
iZettle, the Square-like app and mini chip-card reader, has partnered with DZ BANK and Deutsche Telekom to launch its payments service in Germany. Jacob de Geer, iZettle CEO and co-founder says their ...
12:19 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch U.K.s First 4G Network, 4GEE, Goes Lives In 11 Cities; 700 Orange, T-Mobile Stores Rebranded; 10,000 Staff Trained To Sell 4G
Today EE, which owns the Orange and T-Mobile carrier brands, has flicked the switch -- turning on 4G services in 11 U.K. cities. EE has also rebranded more than 700 Orange and T-Mobile stores as EE st...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Are Flexible Mobile Data Plans Finally Here? Andreessen Horowitz Leads $15.5M Round In ItsOn
Even as data usage has skyrocketed, U.S. carriers have remained stubbornly wedded to post-paid plans that offer users a surprisingly limited menu of pricing options. Yes, we're talking about those mon...
08:13 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Google Adds Power Outage Information To Its Hurricane Sandy Crisis Map
As we brought to your attention last night, Google set up what it calls a "Crisis Map" as we waited for Hurricane Sandy to make land-fall. It has, and damage has been done, including massive power out...
07:06 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Conan Takes On The iPad Mini And Apples Increasingly Crowded Tablet Lineup
Apple introduced the iPad mini last week, which hits shelves this Friday. In a video airing later tonight on his show, Conan O'Brien takes a look at Apple's ever-expanding range of tablet iOS devices,...
06:16 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Reports Claim Forstall And Browett Were Asked To Leave Apple Following Crucial Missteps
The Wall Street Journal has released a report with updated information about why Apple decided to part ways with two senior executives, including former iOS SVP Scott Forstall and former SVP of Retail...
05:21 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With LG And Googles First Smartphone Collaboration, The Nexus 4
After having seen its mug plastered all over the internet in the days leading up to its release, actually playing with LG and Googles new Nexus 4 seemed a bit anti-climactic. I mean, when youve seen a...
03:31 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Hurricane Sandy Attacks The Web: Gawker, BuzzFeed and Huffington Post Are Down
If Hurricane Sandy wasnt scary enough, its newest victims are in the blogosphere. Weve just learned that Gawkers fleet of sites, including Gizmodo are down. Also Hurricane Sandy victims? The Huffingt...
03:31 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Hurricane Sandy Attacks The Web: Gawker, BuzzFeed and Huffington Post Are Down (UPDATE: They Are Back)
If Hurricane Sandy wasnt scary enough, its newest victims are in the blogosphere. Weve just learned that Gawkers fleet of sites, including Gizmodo are down. Also Hurricane Sandy victims? The Huffingt...
03:31 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Hurricane Sandy Attacks The Web: Gawker, BuzzFeed and Huffington Post Are Down (UPDATED)
If Hurricane Sandy wasnt scary enough, its newest victims are in the blogosphere. Weve just learned that Gawkers fleet of sites, including Gizmodo are down. Also Hurricane Sandy victims? The Huffingt...
02:26 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Reveals How It Views Googles Cloud Efforts In Suit Filed Against Former Employee
Amazon has revealed a bit of detail for how it views Google's cloud efforts in a lawsuit filed against a former employee on grounds he violated a non-compete clause.Amazon filed the lawsuit on behalf...
01:36 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Oh, Snap! Case-Mate Blends An iPhone Case With A Snap Bracelet
CaseMate, along with every other case maker out there, is launching a new wave of products alongside the iPhone 5, for both the new phone and the iPhone 4/4S. In (what I can only assume is) an attempt...
01:28 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Riots With iPads: When SF Won The World Series
Bonfires in the street, people dancing on cars, body-armored cops, and...tablet computers? Last night was not your typical riot. Only one thing distracted people from the celebratory carnage caused by...
01:18 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With Samsungs ATIV S: A Windows Phone 8 Whopper Thats Got Galaxy SIII-Style
The Samsung ATIV S is a whopper of a Windows Phone. Indeed it looks like Samsung has repurposed the Samsung GSIII's generous form to accomodate Microsoft's latest WP8 OS. The phone is very thin and li...
01:13 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Is Testing Out A New Design For Pages With More Navigation Options
Most companies tend to test new features and product designs in the wild with a small subset of people. The great thing about that is on the Internet, the world is a tiny place. A few tipsters have se...
01:08 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Scott Forstall, John Browett To Leave Apple As Ive, Cue, Mansfield And Federighi Take On New Roles
Apple has just announced that Scott Forstall will be leaving Apple as of early next year, ending his tenure as SVP of iOS Software. As part of the management change, Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue ...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Pandoras New iOS And Android Apps Get The Facebook Treatment: Listening Timelines, Activity Feeds And Social Sharing Features To Do Battle With Spotify (And Perhaps Apple)
Pandora is one of the older and more established internet radio services out there, with 150 million registered users, 58.3 million active listeners and 115 million registered users on mobile. Now, wi...
12:52 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Why Android Jelly Bean 4.2s Multiple User Account Switching Is Tablet-Only? (Hint: Nokia Patented It For Phones)
One of the coolest (and most useful) features of Google's Android Jelly Been 4.2 update is multiple user account switching, offering up the option to have several users share access to a device, while...
12:45 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Study: Startups Led By Stanford, Harvard Grads Lead The Way In Scoring Venture Capital Funding
Anyone who's spent any amount of time in Silicon Valley notices the prevalence of Stanford graduates at every level of the tech industry, from the engineers who build web startups to the financiers wh...
12:26 am GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Techcrunch Ticketing Startup SeatGeek Just Turned Profitable, Saw $2.5M In Ticket Sales Last Month
SeatGeek, the ticketing startup that launched at the TechCrunch50 conference back in 2009, tells that it had its first profitable month in August.That wasn't just a temporary blip either, said co-foun...
11:52 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Why Wireless Charging In The Nexus 4? Why Now?
Google likes to skate to where the puck might be next game. They were first in the U.S. with a viable NFC payments solution (that isn't very popular) and they've been at the forefront of AR with Glass...
11:21 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With Verizons Really-Not-That-Thick Nokia Lumia 822
I'll admit it -- when those first leaked images of the Verizon-bound Nokia Lumia 822 started making the rounds, I hastily decided that the device was a bit too thick to be worth using in this age of s...
10:41 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Chrome Remote Desktop Screen Sharing Service Comes Out Of Beta, Adds Real-Time Audio For Windows
Google just announced that it is taking its Chrome Remote Desktop screensharing service out of beta. As the name implies, the Chrome Remote Desktop app runs in Chromeand allows you to share your deskt...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Cedexis Openmix Platform Can Now Help Companies Avoid Amazon-Related Outages
Cedexis, a company that specializes in helping companies use multiple cloud services to improve availability and load times, just announced that it is adding Amazon Web Services to its Openmix platfor...
10:09 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Livescribe Sky WiFi Review: The Perfect Pen To Take Notes When You Cant Use A Laptop
Short version: Livescribe is refining its smartpen once again. The two major changes are the addition of WiFi and Evernote integration. Now, the pen uses and depends on Evernote for syncing and archiv...
10:05 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Windows Phone 8 Device Availability: Phones Hit Europe This Weekend, U.S. In November
Windows Phone 8 is coming to European carriers this weekend, coming to the rest of the world in November, with devices from Lumia, HTC and Samsung including the 920, 8X and Ativ S hitting online store...
10:03 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Adds Rooms To Windows Phone 8s People Hub For Private Group Messaging, Lists, Location; Rooms Support iPhone, WP7
Another update to Windows Phone 8 that's been announced today is a new feature in the People Hub called Rooms. This allows Windows Phone 8 users to parcel up their contacts so they send group messages...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise Social Network Startup NationalField Raises $1.5 Million To Take On Yammer And Others
Formed out of the 2008 Presidential campaign in the U.S., NationalField was built to simplify communications between in-the-field campaign volunteers and regional campaign offices. It's now focused on...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise Social Network Startup NationalField Raises $1.5M To Take On Yammer And Others
Formed out of the 2008 Presidential campaign in the U.S., NationalField was built to simplify communications between in-the-field campaign volunteers and regional campaign offices. It's now focused on...
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Makers Can Uses Circuits.io To Prototype Electronics In Their Browser
Two lads from Ghent University in Belgium, Karel Bruneel and Benjamin Schrauwen, got tired of the traditional tools used to build electronics manufacturing. Rather than rage silently at their breadboa...
09:51 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Google Defends Leaving LTE Out Of The Nexus 4: None Of Its Excuses Are Good Enough
Google announced a host of new hardware today, including a new Nexus reference device for its Android mobile OS, the LG-manufactured Nexus 4. Reading through the Nexus 4's spec list is like checking b...
09:44 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Can I Play With Your Phone? Windows Phone 8s Kids Corner Allows Your Kids To Safely Use Your Phone
Today at the Windows Phone 8 press conference, Microsoft unveiled a new feature for the operating system. Kid's Corner is specifically targeted at your children who are so attracted by the vivid scree...
09:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On The Election: Spectrum, Spectrum, Spectrum [TCTV]
TechCrunch is launching CrunchGov, which offers a Congressional leaderboard on tech friendly legislators. But what about the race for the White House - should Silicon Valley be supporting Obama or Rom...
09:32 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Windows Phone 8 Will Have 46 Of Top 50 Mobile Apps, Including One Year Of Ad-Free Pandora
One of the major issues with the Windows Phone platform has always been a lack of apps. Microsoft argues quality over quantity, which is better for developers and consumers alike in terms of discovera...
09:27 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Windows Phone 8 Lockscreen Takes A Swipe At Apple With Facebook Love-In, New Skype App Is Always On
Microsoft has unveiled a new lockscreen on Windows Phone 8 which takes a swipe at Apple by displaying personalised content, such as photos, and partnering with Facebook to offer an even more customise...
09:21 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch ShopperTrak Aims To Improve Its In-Store Analytics By Acquiring TechStars Alum ReTel
ShopperTrak, a company analyzing foot traffic data for retailers, just announced that it has acquired surveillance analytics startup ReTel Technologies. The financial terms of the deal were not disclo...
09:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Hurricane Sandy And NASDAQ Closure Interferes With Post-IPO Facebook Stock Lockup
Another unfortunate effect of Hurricane SandyFacebook employees and shareholders whose lockup expired today may have to wait a few more days before selling shares. Today, lockups expired on 234 millio...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Hiring Platform The Resumator Raises $2.1M Series B Round Led By Birchmere Ventures, Rincon Ventures Partners & Salesforce
Hiring platform The Resumator has raised a $2.1 million Series B round led by Birchmere Ventures, Rincon Venture Partners and Salesforce.com. Innovation Works and ff VentureCapitalalso participated in...
08:51 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Live From Microsofts Windows Phone 8 Event In San Francisco
Event cancellations aside, today is still shaping up to be a big day for smartphone fans -- Google has just officially outed some shiny new (if not entirely unexpected) hardware, and we're here at the...
08:50 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Why The Technology Industry Must Get Involved In Government
Editor's note: Ron Conway is an angel investor and chairman of sf.citi.As the tech industry continues to grow its footprint in San Francisco, its leaders have a responsibility to help improve the city...
08:48 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch T-Mobile Will Carry LG Nexus 4, Nexus 7, HTC Windows Phone 8X Starting November
T-Mobile seems to be picking up momentum lately, announcing a few awesome phones like the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III, LG's latest handsets, and even a Lumia device. But today the company has adde...
08:47 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Angry Birds Star Wars Gameplay Revealed In New Teaser
In case you were wondering what Rovio's upcoming Star Wars/Angry Birds mashup would actually look like, the company has now posted a gameplay trailer to its YouTube account. It should surprise no one ...
08:45 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch So No Apple Acquisition, Then? Pinterest Rival Fancy Raises $26 Million In New Funding
Pinterest rival Fancy was rumored to be in acquisition talks with Apple, but that outcome is sounding more distant today because the startup has raised a big, new round of funding instead.According to...
08:44 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Instacane Has Stunning First-Person Instagrams Of Hurricane #Sandys Impact
A simple website displaying first-person accounts of Hurricane Sandy's impact from Instagram has become one of the best journalistic tools on the Internet. "Instacane" fallows hashtags from Instagram ...
08:44 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Here Are The Official Specs For The Nexus 4 And Nexus 10
When Google announced the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10, they neglected to mention specific specifications for folks who specifically wanted them. Luckily, we just got our hands on a nice, complete list. A...
08:17 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Has Arrived: Photo Sphere Panoramic Camera, Gesture Typing, Wireless HDTV Streaming
Google unfortunately had to cancel its Nexus event in NYC today, but not snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays this Google from the swift announcement of its appointed products. Android 4.2 ...
08:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch The LG Nexus 4 Gets Official: 4.7 Screen, 8 Or 16GB of Storage, And Android 4.2 Starting At $299 Unlocked
Google finally introduced its latest Nexus Android reference phone to the world (meaning the device that gets major OS updates first, and the one that's guaranteed to receive all of them first, untouc...
08:14 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Google Announces The Nexus 10, A 10.1-Inch Tablet With Dual-Core 1.7GHz Processor
As we previously suspected, the Nexus 10 just launched on Google's blog, confirming what we knew about this 10.1-inch AMOLED device made by Samsung to Google's specifications. The new device runs a 1....
08:12 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Google Refreshes The Nexus 7 With New Storage Options, Lower Prices, 3G Option
The Nexus 7 is now a little more awesome. Google just released the details on a significant update that includes larger storage options for less money. Starting today, the Nexus 7 is available with 16...
08:09 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Reorganizing Its Product Division, eBays PayPal Gives 325 Employees Pink Slips; Will Cost $15M
We've been hearing about these PayPal layoffs, and today the company confirmed this in a blog post today. Due to a product org redesign, 325 full-time roles (and employees) have been terminated. PayPa...
08:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch ComScore: U.S. Internet Users Watched 39 Billion Online Videos In September, Number Of Viewers Down Slightly From August
According to the latest data from comScore, U.S. Internet users watched 39 billion online content videos in September. That's up a bit from the 37.7 billion video views the company reported in August,...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Roku Adds Universal Search For Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, Crackle, Vudu, And HBO To Its Streaming Devices
The new Roku Search channel will search Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Crackle, VUDU, and HBO GO. In addition to searching for a movie or TV show title, users can also search for available ...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Study Shows Why Tablets Could Become The New Center Of Living Room Entertainment
A new report from Flurry Analytics released today details some of the key differences between smartphone and tablet usage. The study finds that tablets are used overwhelmingly during the evening, prim...
07:36 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Moglue Lets Authors Create And Publish Interactive Ebooks On iOS And Android The Simple Way
New York- and Seoul-based Moglue (last year's TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing finalist) has rolled out a few changes to make it easier to create and publish interactive ebooks on smartphones and tablets. I...
07:22 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Roamz Brings Its Local Social Search Engine To The Web
Roamz, a startup which recently relaunched its mobile applications with a new focus on local search (as opposed to serendipitous discovery), is now bringing its local search engine to the web. Today, ...
07:13 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Cardrops Is A Service That Puts Stuff You Order Into The Trunk Of Your Car. Yeah. Really.
"Delivering parcels in the trunk of a car is new concept," said Cardrops co-founder Nick De Mey in what may be one of the finest examples of understatement in recent history. His startup sounds simple...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch TechStars Alum Pickie Raises $1 Million, Launches Personalized Shopping App For The iPad
the new Pickie app provides a personalized shopping experience on the iPad. It shows users cool new apparel and other stuff that they will be interested in, as well as those suggested by their friends...
06:58 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch FEMA: Avoid Wireless Calls, Use Text Messages And Social Networks To Reduce Network Strain
With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East Coast, the Federal Emergency Management Agency took to Twitter with a bit of sound advice: Use text messages or social networks to communicate. This will ...
06:32 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Beamr For iPhone Lets You Share Photos In Full Resolution
A new iPhone application called Beamr, launching today, allows users to share high-resolution 8 megapixel photos and 28 megapixel panorama photos more easily, without reducing image quality. The app d...
06:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Surface Teardown Reveals Its More Repairable Than iPad Thanks To Modular Components
Popular gadget repair site iFixit has taken the Microsoft Surface apart to see what makes it tick, and discovered a tablet/PC that scores higher on repairability than Apple's iPad and its Retina MacBo...
06:06 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch 10 Print TinyBASIC Ported To Raspberry Pi Mini Computer, 20 GOTO 10, RUN
The Raspberry Pi mini computer that's become popular with the maker community but was originally conceived as a device to help kids learn how to code has had the lightweight TinyBASIC programming lang...
05:46 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch iJento Raises $8M From MMC Ventures, Nauta Capital, Oxford Capital Partners For Its Customer Intelligence Platform
iJento, a provider of digital and multichannel customer intelligence for businesses who want to improve their customer targeting, has raised a new $8 million round of funding, led by MMC Ventures. Pre...
05:40 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Hunker Down For Hurricane Sandy, AT&T Is Like Whatevs
Hurricane Sandy, what may essentially be the biggest storm to hit the North Eastern seaboard in history, is barreling toward us, through the Atlantic, at this very second. It's estimated to cause betw...
05:40 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Major Wireless Carriers Hunker Down For Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy, what may essentially be the biggest storm to hit the North Eastern seaboard in history, is barreling toward us, through the Atlantic, at this very second. It's estimated to cause betw...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch You Know Whats Cool? A Billion Snapchats: App Sees Over 20 Million Photos Shared Per Day, Releases On Android
Snapchat, an impermanent photo messaging application, soft launched a version for Android today. Co-founder Evan Spiegel tells me users have shared over 1 billion photos (snaps) on the iOS application...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Russian Firm IMI.VC Raises $75M From Mail.ru Founder Michael Vinchel
IMI.VC, a startup investment firm based in Moscow, just announced that it has raised $75 million in funding.The money comes from Michael Vinchel, who co-founded Mail.ru Group (the popular Russian emai...
04:58 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Three Months After The First Teaser, FreedomPop Begins Shipping Its $99 WiMAX-Friendly iPod Touch Cases
Freemium wireless internet startup FreedomPop made good on its word by kicking off its public beta earlier this month and hocking USB modems and mobile hotspots, but that launch left many of its would...
04:31 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Fully Details The Windows Phone 8-Powered Lumia 822, Coming To Verizon This Fall
Nokia today officially announced that it will be offering the Nokia Lumia 822 as part of its "Fall portfolio," bringing the Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia 820 variant exclusively to Verizon's network. ...
04:28 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator Of Education Imagine K12 Launches Its 3rd Cohort, Bringing The Digital Revolution To Classrooms Near You
There's a lot of opportunity -- and big problems to solve -- in the current educational landscape. But it's not an easy road, and, for entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses in need of mentoring, se...
03:03 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Vodafone To Launch Mobile Wallet Service Next Year; Inks Deals With M-Commerce Company, CorFire, Digital Security Firm Gemalto
Vodafone Group is partnering with m-commerce company CorFire to bring NFC-powered mobile wallet capabilities to its smartphone users next year. CorFire said it would be "providing mobile wallet capabi...
02:59 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch iPad Mini Ship Times Now At Two Weeks For All Wi-Fi Models
Apple's iPad mini shipping times have slipped to two weeks across the board for Wi-Fi only versions, which were the only ones initially set for a November 2 delivery. The white version actually sold o...
02:38 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch New Nexus 7 Pricing Confirmed: $199 For 16GB, $249 For 32GB
Google is dropping the price on its 7-inch tablet. The 16GB model will soon cost $199, down from the original $249 MSRP. Likewise, a new model, a 32GB flavor, will occupy the $249 price point. There's...
02:35 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch All Aboard The M-Commerce Gravy Train: MobiCart Raises Further $500K For Its Mobile Store Builder
MobiCart, the mobile commerce startup that makes it easy to build and manage a storefront natively for iOS and Android or as a HTML5 app, has raised a further 300k (approx. $500k). In what is effectiv...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Skyscanner Releases Windows 8 App, Plans 100 New Jobs In Its Scotland HQ
Last month Skyscanner, which competes with Kayak on flight, hotel and car hire bookings, hit a nice milestetone with 11 million downloads of its free native mobile apps. Today it's adding to that with...
01:11 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Releases Windows 8 Companion App For Syncing Media With Windows Phone 8 Devices Ahead Of Big WP8 Reveal
Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 event takes place later today -- where we expect to find out exactly how the integration between WP8, Microsoft's new mobile OS, and its new desktop OS Windows 8 will work....
12:24 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Battling Amazon: Pearson And Bertelsmann To Form Global Consumer Publishing Giant, Penguin Random House, To Build New Digital Publishing Models
Publishing giants Pearson and Bertelsmann are creating a joint venture to pool their respective consumer publishing businesses, Penguin and Random House, in a bid to go the distance in the digital age...
10:38 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch As Google And Amazon Fight Up, Apple Refuses To Fight Down
After this past weeks Apple event, one thing stood out to me above all others. And just to make sure, I watched the event again. Same result.The shots fired at Android tablets.For everything that Appl...
10:38 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Why The Future Of Search May Look More Like Yahoo Than Google
Rewind to the late 90s. Almost everything you needed email, news, sports, stocks, maps and more was conveniently on one site: Yahoo!. Yahoo! was the portal to the Internet that strived to deliver ev...
07:03 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch NYSE And NASDAQ To Close Down On Monday And Possibly Tuesday Due To Hurricane Sandy
According to Reuters, the U.S. Stock Market will be closed on Monday due to interference that will be caused by the logistical nightmare that comes along with such a huge weather event like Hurricane ...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Is FastPay A Real Alternative To VC Funding? Two Digital Media Startups Say Yes
Back in June, I wrote about a startup called FastPay, which offers credit lines to digital media companies. At the time, CEO and founder Jed Simon pitched the service as an alternative to venture capi...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Badabing! For iOS Helps You Find All Of Your Facebook Friends Bikini Pics
Ok, so this app made me feel really dirty when I downloaded it. It's called Badabing! and it basically goes through your friends' photos on Facebook to pull out the ones of them at the pool or beach. ...
05:01 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Everyone At Once On The Second Screen
When the world's gaze focuses on a single televised moment, it's what's in the periphery of our vision that unites us. The second screen brings awareness of the millions watching alongside, no matter ...
04:53 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch The Paper I Buy
We're living in a pre-barbaric age. Gutenberg and the printed word cast out the darkness of a hundred mistakes, a thousand benighted cities hastened from the gloom, a million lights winked on in a mil...
04:18 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Gets Feisty, Updates Homepage To Talk Smack On The iPad Mini
Competition in the low-cost tablet space has been heating up for a while now thanks to strong new hardware from the likes of Asus, Google, and Barnes & Noble, but it seems the time has come for th...
04:05 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch To Successfully Launch A Product, You Have To Tell A Compelling Story
"The art of narration and dramatic presentation, together with a keen sense of the oral epic style, became a characteristic quality of the Russian people." Vladimir Propp, Morphology of the FolktaleAt...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch The Best Ad Campaign on the Web?
Over the past two weeks, Ive been involved in a Facebook ad campaign whose results are astonishing. Its a political campaign supporting Californias Proposition 37 (Label Genetically Engineered Foods)....
04:00 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch To Successfully Launch A Product, You Have To Tell A Compelling Story
"The art of narration and dramatic presentation, together with a keen sense of the oral epic style, became a characteristic quality of the Russian people." Vladimir Propp, Morphology of the FolktaleAt...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Now That Windows 8 And The Surface Tablet Have Launched, Microsoft Turns Its Focus To Developers
Microsoft's heavy schedule of launches and events this month, including the Windows 8 and Surface events in New York last week and its Windows Phone 8 event in San Francisco on Monday, is set to reach...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch 6 Business Friendly Features In iOS 6 And What They Say About The New Surface Threat
Apple CEO Tim Cook said in the earnings call this past week that 80% of the Fortune 500 companies use iPhones and iPads. To make his point, Cook said companies such as Canon are outfitting its entire ...
12:42 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Attention Rupert Murdoch: Steve Jobs Passed Away On October 5th, Not October 28th
So this guy, Rupert Murdoch, who is supposed to know a thing or two about technology, tweeted this out today....
12:00 am GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Techcrunch Killing Your Startup on a Thursday Night
This is what you do when you close down your startup: you call Rackspace and cancel the Windows SQL server plan. You email SendGrid and give them notice on your Silver SMTP Service Package. You close ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Techcrunch The Sleeping Giants Of African Mobile Payments
Kenyas M-PESA is the poster child for mobile money services in Africa, but it is also increasingly gaining attention further abroad. It is, however, only one of the mobile payment systems on the conti...
10:29 pm GMT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Techcrunch Anonymous Is Going After Zynga For Mistreating Employees, It Has Leaked Confidential Documents And Games
As you know, gaming company Zynga laid off employees last week and shut down a few of its offices right before its quarterly earnings call. Well, Zynga has pissed off the online group Anonymous, and i...
10:15 pm GMT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Techcrunch Google Has Set Up A Crisis Map For Those Preparing For Hurricane Sandy
Google has a fantastic program that prepares the world for major events involving Mother Nature, and it has set up a crisis map for people on the East Coast preparing for Hurricane Sandy....
10:15 pm GMT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Techcrunch The Internet Bands Together To Weather Hurricane Sandy: Helpful Resources And Details, Including Googles Crisis Map
Google has a fantastic program that prepares the world for major events involving Mother Nature, and it has set up a crisis map for people on the East Coast preparing for Hurricane Sandy....
09:59 pm GMT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Techcrunch This Guys Moms Square Reader Is Cooler Than Your Moms Square Reader
It's almost Halloween, which means that all of your grown up friends with kids will be crowding up your Facebook News Feed with ridiculous photos of 2-year-olds dressed as the Incredible Hulk. It also...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Techcrunch Iterations: Its Delicate, But Potent
very now and then, Ill get sucked into the distracting, immersive, emotional habit of flipping through pictures online. Rifling through albums can stop time. Its disorienting, like stumbling upon an o...
08:22 pm GMT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Techcrunch Founders, ICE And The Rise Of The Entrepreneur Influencers
Watching the dawn come up with a bunch of European entrepreneurs on tour in Tel Aviv this week, and hanging out with many of them at the recent F.ounders conference in Dublin, made me realise one thin...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Techcrunch The Sad State Of Video Apps
Editor's Note:Armando Kirwinis a filmmaker and consultant whose previous work has included Paramount Pictures, Microsoft, several startups, thirteen feature films, and a handful of TV shows. Follow hi...
09:00 am GMT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Techcrunch Big Data Right Now: Five Trendy Open Source Technologies
Big Data is on every CIOs mind this quarter, and for good reason. Companies will have spent $4.3 billion on Big Data technologies by the end of 2012.But heres where it gets interesting. Those initial ...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Techcrunch Cinefy Lets You Add CGI Special Effects To Your Awful, Shaky iPhone Video
Welcome to the future, where you can essentially make a movie with believable special effects right on your smartphone. Cinefy, an app that just launched on the App Store, makes this possible. ...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Techcrunch Predictas Co-Founder On Bridging The Startup Scenes In Brazil And Silicon Valley [TCTV]
Sao Paolo, Brazil and the San Francisco Bay Area are many miles apart, both literally in terms of distance, and figuratively in terms of culture. But one tech startup called Predicta is taking on the ...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Techcrunch Tablet First, Mobile Second.
Developers tend to think "mobile first, tablet second" because tablets seem like stretched out mobile devices, and mobiles tend to have much higher install bases. The devs reason that if they design f...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn And The Mutable Rules Of Social Networking
When I started using LinkedIn (in 2008) the service put a lot of emphasis on only connecting with people you had indubitably done business with. Which made it pretty straightforward to decide when to ...
12:08 am GMT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Techcrunch Social Annotation Site Diigo.com Recovering After Domain Hijacking Nightmare
Diigo, a social bookmarking and annotation site, is finally back online 50 hours after the domain was first hijacked. It's an incredible story that involves crisis management, blackmail, investigativ...
12:08 am GMT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Techcrunch Convergence Or Confusion: Comparing Apples And Microsofts Approaches To Post-PC
In a lot of ways, with Windows 8, Microsoft got the jump on what Apple seems intent on doing with OS X and iOS: a convergence of desktop and mobile computing. But the approaches both companies are tak...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Techcrunch The EFF Needs Help Keeping 3D Printing Free
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is looking forward to a future when 3D printing, thanks to "creative" patents, could no longer be free. The because the technology is so nascent, patenting parts of ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Techcrunch Lessons for Data Driven Businesses
Robert J. Moore is the co-founder ofRJMetrics, a company whose software helps online businesses make smarter decisions using their own data. He also previously served on the Investment Team of Insight...
10:15 pm GMT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Techcrunch Raincheck: Google Cancels NYC Android Event Planned For Monday Due To Hurricane Sandy
There may be an app for almost everything, but there still isn't one for controlling Mother Nature.Google this morning officially canceled the Android event that was scheduled to occur on Monday, Octo...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Techcrunch Yammers Cindy Alvarez: Five Types of People I Should Have Fired Sooner
Cindy Alvarez directs user experience at Yammer. At the Failcon conference this week she did an insightful if uncomfortable talk about the five types of people she should have fired sooner....
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Tommy Can You Hear Me
The Gillmor Gang John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor counted their pennies as Apple, Microsoft, and Google weighed in to the Tablet Sweepstakes with new entri...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Techcrunch How Long Will Programmers Be So Well-Paid?
Last week Glassdoor published its most recent software engineering salary report. Short version: it pays to code. Google and Facebook employees earn a base salary of ~$125K, not counting benefits, 401...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Techcrunch Arguments About Politics Are Like Arguments About Phones
We've all beeninundated with political back and forth over the past few weeks. Curse you, social networks! And you too, Internet! And yet, what's really frustrating isnt the political back and forth, ...
12:10 pm GMT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Web Services Outage Caused By Memory Leak And Failure In Monitoring Alarm
A memory leak and a failed monitoring system caused the Amazon Web Services outage on Monday that took out Reddit and other major services. According to a post Friday night, AWS explained that the pro...
10:23 am GMT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Techcrunch Heres What Happens When Geeks Who Like Path Get Overly Excited About Halloween
It's that time of year to be festive and spooky, carve up some pumpkins and get the candy ready for the neighborhood kids. One uber-geek Ashley Mayer, decided to take festivity to an all new level, ti...
08:09 am GMT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Techcrunch Buyer Beware
I've greatly enjoyed watching the petty controversies that erupted this week, controversies having to do with what can only loosely be described as buyer's remorse: indignant iPad owners, a mysterious...
04:02 am GMT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Techcrunch In-Text Commerce Startup Cemmerce Raises Another $500K
Cemmerce, an Israeli startup helping publishers monetize through affiliate linking, has raised $500,000 in new funding.The round comes from digital holding company Navitrio. The firm, which also offer...
03:01 am GMT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Techcrunch How Square Keeps Its Culture Cool And Connected: Its An App.
One of the things that really excited me about coming to TechCrunch is that I have the freedom to explore companies in a deeper, more meaningful, way. I've worked for quite a few startups and the peop...
02:10 am GMT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Co-Founder Garrett Camp Launches BlackJet, The Uber For Private Jets
Uber for the home. Uber for car washes. Uber for this, Uber for that. And now theres an Uber for private jets. Difference is, this Uber for is actually backed by an Uber co-founder. And oh man, is he...
01:39 am GMT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Techcrunch Save Humanity From Asteroids With Reflective Paint Clouds, Says MIT Grad. Really.
Who needs hunky space miners wielding megaton nuclear warheads when an new MIT paper argues that paintballs could save mankind from asteroid annihilation. Graduate student Sung Wook Paek estimates tha...
01:06 am GMT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Techcrunch Heres The Beats By Dre Executive Headphone Review By Someone Who Actually Used Them
In case you haven't noticed, rapper Dr. Dre has his own line of headphones. They're called "Beats By Dre" and until now, they were made in concert with the company Monster. Apparently that has changed...
12:28 am GMT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Techcrunch Sheryl Sandberg And 5 Other Facebook Execs Convert RSUs To Real Stock, But Arent Selling Any Yet
Six of Facebook's top officers (but not Zuck) filed Form 4s today to notify the SEC their RSUs will vest into 45.3 million Class B shares on 10/29, but they won't be selling any. Facebook will withhol...
12:22 am GMT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Techcrunch HBO Delays Launch Of Its First Standalone Streaming Service, Leaving Netflix Alone In The Nordics
Those of us who were looking forward to seeing Netflix and HBO go head-to-head will have to wait just a little bit longer. Thats because HBO has delayed the launch of its HBO Nordic subscription strea...
12:17 am GMT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 10.26.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live (now) at 1pm Pacific....
12:06 am GMT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Techcrunch Behold The Best Samsung Galaxy Note Sales Pitch Youve Ever Seen
Samsung is in the process of launching a new Samsung Galaxy Note II, but we've just received strong evidence the original may be even better. Courtesy of a Craigslist Toronto classified ad (via Twitte...
11:09 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch This Is The Nexus 10
As youve no doubt already heard, Google is planning to unveil some new Nexus-branded goodies on Monday. LGs Nexus 4 smartphone has been examined in what seems like excruciating detail already, but now...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Explorekas Mobile App Displays A Map With Deals That You Can Instantly Use
Just when you thought local deals couldn't be improved, Exploreka tries to provide something new. With that particular take, everything happens on mobile (iOS for now) with a map front and center....
10:43 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Want To Read App.net Status Messages In The Official Twitter App? Heres How With Apparchy
The great thing about San Francisco is that it's a small town in size. As I was walking to the office today I walked by Steve Streza of Pocket and we caught up on what he's working on lately. Yesterda...
10:32 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Brings Its Lync Messenger To The New Windows UI, Launches Updated OneNote App
Microsoft just announced that it is bringing its Lync messenger to the Windows Store and the new Windows user interface. In addition, the company also just launched a new version of its OneNote note-t...
10:28 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Shufflr Aims To Fill The Social Video Void On Windows 8
Althea Systems, the startup behind social video app Shufflr, is launching the Windows 8 version of Shufflr today.Of course, it's hardly alone in releasing a Windows app this week, since the Windows St...
09:17 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Google App Engine Has Major Service Disruption As Dropbox and Tumblr Also Suffer
Google App Engine is down with a major service disruption affecting thousands of customers around the world that use the platform-as-a-service.The Google Engine team posted the following update:...
09:17 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Google App Engine Back Up After Major Service Disruption Dropbox and Tumblr Also Suffer
Google App Engine is down with a major service disruption affecting thousands of customers around the world that use the platform-as-a-service.The Google Engine team posted the following update:...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Bald Beliebers Remind Us: Just Because You Read It On Twitter, Doesnt Mean Its True
My mom always said that the most dangerous lies are the ones mixed with truth. That's why the internet, namely Twitter, can be such a spurious environment. We sometimes forget that with the real-time,...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Developer Auction Racks Up $78 Million More Bids, Expands To LA
Last month we wrote about DevelopersAuction, a company that lets startups “bid” on developers who are looking for work. During the first two week long auction companies made $30 million wo...
08:56 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch DreamIt Ventures Partners With Microsoft To Offer BizSpark To All Of Its Startups
DreamIt Ventures just announced that it is partnering with Microsoft's BizSpark initiative to offer its startups access to the resources available through Microsoft's program. As part of this partners...
08:54 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch The Hex3 JaJa Stylus: A Pressure-Sensitive iPad Drawing Tool That Uses Sound To Paint A Picture
Meet the Hex3 JaJa stylus, a pressure-sensitive drawing tool for the iPad (and other tablets, too) that transmits information to the device via sound waves, eschewing the need for a Bluetooth connecti...
08:27 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Shopping App Best Decision Introduces A Universal Cart That Works Across Dozens Of Retailers
LEAP Commerce, a somewhat under-the radar mobile shopping startup, is today releasing a major update to its "Best Decision" shopping iOS app which introduces a true universal cart for consumers. What ...
08:19 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch ExecOnline Raises 800K From Washington Post For Executive Education Service That Partners With Top 10 Business Schools
ExecOnline has raised $800,000 in seed funding from the Washington Post for executives to get online training from top 10 business schools.The service will target Fortune 500 companies that often send...
07:54 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Brazils Google News Boycott Reportedly Only Drops Traffic 5%. Oof.
The fact is, Google News is absolutely irrelevant in Brazil, said Carlos Mller, communications advisor for National Association of Newspapers in Brazil (AJN), after a widespread boycott of Google's po...
07:47 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Bing Launches Its Election Site, Lets You Filter News By Political Perspective
Better late than never. With less than two weeks to go before the U.S. presidential election on November 6, Microsoft's Bing just unveiled Bing Elections. The site features news results from major U.S...
07:12 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch New Google Maps Basemap Now Shows Terrain, Vegetation By Default
The Google Maps basemap is getting a visual overhaul today. Unlike most updates, though, this one is for the actual maps and not just the interface. Starting today, Google Maps will show you informati...
07:05 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Here Comes The Nexus 4 Smartphone, 3G Nexus 7 Tablet, And The Nexus 10 iPad Killer
Google is about to throw down. At next week's NYC Android event, the big G is expected yell "me too!" and reveal a full line of Nexus devices. Watch out, Mr. Consumer. These devices aren't just for th...
07:05 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Pinbooster Launches Its Pay-To-Pin Ad Platform For Pinterest
This week, Pinterest cracked the top 50 most trafficked websites in the U.S. with its now 25.3 million stateside visitors, but the social photo-sharing site has yet to determine how it will monetize a...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Samsungs Epic Smartphone Quarter: Galaxy SIII, Big Screens Help It To Record 31%+ Share In Q3 (More Than 2X Apples Portion)
A raft of smartphone market analyst numbers are out and they all continue to make very pleasant reading for Samsung -- the maker of the Galaxy range of smartphones -- underlining the success of the Ko...
05:57 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Introducing CrunchGov, TechCrunchs Policy Platform
Nearly a year after citizens blindsided the government with an unprecedented protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act, Congress is at a loss for how to proceed. Luddite officials see complex tech is...
05:40 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Get An iPhone 5 That Looks Like Unicorn Poop For Only $1700
Apple only offers its iPhone 5 in sober black or white/gray, and while I respect their minimalist design sensibilities, some people might want more color options for their smartphone companion. Well, ...
05:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Streaming Radio Service 8tracks Relaunches On iPhone: App Rebuilt From Ground-Up With New Look, Better Music Discovery
Streaming music startup8tracksis officially relaunching its iPhone application today, which offers a much-needed (and really well done) user interface revamp. For those who remember the earlier versio...
05:10 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Video Game Journalist Out Of A Job For Calling Out Dead-Eyed, Dorito-Hoarding Journalists
In the great, wide world of journalism, games journalism is a weird animal. Those who "practice" - and practice it well - face a barrage of PR perks, free trips, and angry houses. Access is given and ...
04:55 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Out, Pandora: Apples Streaming Radio Service Could Launch In Early 2013
According to a report out of Bloomberg, Apple may be working on a radio product to compete with Pandora. The story cited sources "familiar with the matter," who confirm that Apple is in intensified ta...
04:55 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch GameStop Launching 80 Holiday Pop-Up Store Locations For Kids (And Kids At Heart)
Gamestop today announced plans to launch 80 new holiday concept stores called GameStop Kids across the U.S., offering kid-friendly shopping experiences. The storefronts will sell video games, but focu...
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Japans NTT Docomo Launches $125M Incubator Fund And Program To Accelerate Homegrown Mobile Innovation
Good news for Japanese startups: Japan's largest mobile carrier, NTT Docomo, has announced a $125 million investment fund and incubator program for smartphone and tablet related startups -- to be call...
02:42 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Quietly Troubling: HTC Q3 Sales Down 48% To $2.4B, Expects Even Weaker Q4 Of $2B
HTC today officially released its financials for Q3, and the news continues to be bad for the Taiwanese smartphone maker: the company reported revenues of 70.2 billion Taiwan dollars ($2.4 billion), d...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Publishes Non-Apology To Samsung On Its Website To Comply With U.K. Court Ruling
After losing an appeal in a UK high court last week against a judgement that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab tablets do not infringe the design of the iPad because it’s just not cool enough, Apple ha...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Following The Letter Of The Law: Apple Publishes Non-Apology To Samsung On Its Website To Comply With U.K. Court Ruling
After losing an appeal in a UK high court last week against a judgement that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab tablets do not infringe the design of the iPad because their design is just not cool enough, App...
12:21 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Sweetens The Deal For Its Windows And One Phones With Best Deals Service In Europe. Living Social, Qype, 10 Others Make 1,700 Offers
To drive more consumers to its handsets in Europe, HTC is turning to exclusive content. Today the company is launching a daily deals service called Best Deals, with the service rolling out today in th...
12:21 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Sweetens The Deal For Its Windows And One Phones With Best Deals Service In Europe
To drive more consumers to its handsets in Europe, HTC is turning to exclusive content. Today the company is launching a daily deals service called Best Deals, which is rolling out today in theUK, Ita...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Neil Young Steps Down As DeNAs Ngmoco CEO, Clive Downie Steps Up
A little more than two years after Japanese mobile gaming giant DeNA agreed to pay up to $403 million for U.S.-based mobile game developer Ngmoco, the subsidiary's CEO Neil Young has stepped down. Nei...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Amidst STEM Education Hype, NoRedInk Is On A Mission To Fix Americas Grammar Problem
With the November elections right around the corner, education reform is a hot topic these days, thanks to a flood of reports indicating that the U.S. has fallen behind its peers on a number of educat...
11:04 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apples iPad Mini, 4th Gen iPad Now Available For Pre-Order Wi-Fi Only Versions Deliver November 2
If you're looking to get your hands on an iPad mini after the big reveal this past Tuesday, now's the time to pre-order, and shoppers can choose any version of the iPad mini or 4th generation iPad for...
10:09 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Adds 8 New Currencies Supported In App Store, Including Russian Ruble, Indian Rupee And Saudi Riyal
Apple continues to go global with its App Store ambitions: the company has made eight additions to the list of supported currencies. The new currencies are the Russian Ruble, Turkey's Lire, India's Ru...
08:54 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Unpinned: Facebook Shuts Down Test Of Its Pinterest-Style Collections Feature
No so Pinteresting after all. Facebook began testing Collections on October 8th. But today I found that product photos users collected had disappeared and links to Collect posts were dead. Now Faceboo...
08:06 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Store Down Ahead Of iPad Mini Pre-Orders
The Apple Store just went down, and we know what's coming next in this instance: iPad mini pre-orders start Oct. 26, and if past experience proves anything, they'll come online first thing in the morn...
07:08 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Scenes From Microsofts Packed Times Square Surface Launch
Driving through Times Square is a tricky proposition even on normal nights, but for a few moments tonight it was basically impossible to cruise down 7th Avenue. Thats because Microsoft officially kick...
03:44 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Cars That Fly *And* Float: Explaining Apples Q4 And Beyond
Apple's Q4 2012 results were mixed. As usual, reading Twitter, you'd think this was the end of the world. Nevermind that Amazon managed to post a loss on$13.8 billion in sales today Apple only made $...
03:20 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Strategy Analytics: iPads Loss Is Androids Gain In Tablets In An A Lackluster Quarter Of 25M Units Shipped
With Apple just ending its conference call for its quarterly results, Strategy Analytics has published its numbers on global tablet sales for the quarter. Apple and the iPad remain in the lead with 57...
03:20 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Strategy Analytics: iPads Loss Is Androids Gain In Tablets In A Lackluster Quarter Of 25M Units Shipped
With Apple just ending its conference call for its quarterly results, Strategy Analytics has published its numbers on global tablet sales for the quarter. Apple and the iPad remain in the lead with 57...
02:38 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo! Is Testing Out New Logo Ideas, Still Isnt Dropping The !
Yahoo is looking to make a clean break with some aspects of its past with Marissa Mayer now at the helm -- and one of those, it seems, could be its logo.A TC reader says that he was asked to take an o...
02:38 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo! Is Testing Out New Logo Ideas, Still Isnt Dropping The ! Also Rolling Out New Homepage With Infinite Scrolling
Yahoo is looking to make a clean break with some aspects of its past with Marissa Mayer now at the helm -- and one of those, it seems, could be its logo.A TC reader says that he was asked to take an o...
02:27 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Longtime Googler Russ Laraway, National Media Sales Lead, Joins Twitter
According to a tweet from longtime Googler Russ Laraway, he has decided to join the flock at Twitter. According to Laraway's LinkedIn profile, he won a "2011 Great Manager Award", along with 19 other ...
02:26 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon CFO Kinda, Sorta Defends The Companys Disappearing Profits
What's going on with Amazon.com's profits? That's what a few of the analysts on today's earnings conference call seemed to be asking, albeit with some convoluted, finance-focused questions.The context...
02:23 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Fighting Revenue Stagnation In Europe: Fiscal Q4: $8,023BN Total Revenue, Down 3% On Essentially Flat Q3
Europe is a key market for Apple. Last quarter it remained the second-highest revenue generating region after the U.S. In its Q4 earnings today, Apple reported total revenues of $8,023 billion in Euro...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Tim Cook: We Will Never Make A 7-Inch Tablet, We Dont Think Theyre Good Products
During the Q4 Apple earnings call, Cook addressed words spoken by Steve Jobs in the past regarding a 7-inch tablet On comments that Steve made before about 7 inch tablets, let me be clear, we would no...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Tim Cook On Steve Jobs Tablet Rant: We Will Never Make A 7-Inch Tablet, We Dont Think Theyre Good Products
During the Q4 Apple earnings call, Cook addressed words spoken by Steve Jobs in the past regarding a 7-inch tabletOn comments that Steve made before about 7 inch tablets, let me be clear, we would not...
01:52 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends iPad Minis Aggressive Pricing
On the Apple Q4 conference call, both CFO Peter Oppenheimer and CEO Tim Cook took a moment to defend the iPad's pricing in response to a question about what they think about comments it's too high. No...
01:49 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Warner Bros. Signs Up As First Studio Partner For Redbox Instant By Verizon, Gets 28-Day Delay For DVD Rentals
Redbox and Verizon are moving closer to the launch of a new streaming service to compete with Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, and other online video companies. Today, they announced that they sig...
01:36 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Still A Hobby, But A Beloved Hobby: Apple Sold 1.3 Million Apple TVs In Q4, Bringing Total To 5.3 Million In Fiscal 2012
It might not ship as many units as the iPhone or the iPad, but Apple TV continues to gain ground in the connected TV market. During today’s earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company sol...
01:36 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apples CEO Tim Cook: Microsofts Surface Is A Fairly Compromised And Confusing Product
During Apple's earnings call today, the company's CEO Tim Cook called Microsoft's Surface a "fairly compromised and confusing product," though he also admitted that he hasn't "played with one yet." Ac...
01:35 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Q4: CEO Tim Cook Says China Sales Were $5.7B, Up 26% YOY, Flat On Q3; iPhone 5 Coming In December
In Apple's Q4 earnings call today, Tim Cook today said that Apple had a "fantastic" quarter in Greater China, with revenues at $5.7B, up 26% year on year, but actually that revenue was flat on Q3. Sti...
01:35 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apple CEO Tim Cook Says China Q4 Sales Were $5.7B, Up 26% YOY, Flat On Q3; iPhone 5 Coming In December
In Apple's Q4 earnings call today, Tim Cook today said that Apple had a "fantastic" quarter in Greater China, with revenues at $5.7 billion, up 26% year on year, but actually that revenue was flat on ...
01:29 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Now Has $121.3 Billion In Cash: More Than Amazons Market Cap Or A Space Station
It's easy to forget the big picture when you report on a quarterly earnings. Apple has seen a tremendous year. With $156 billion in revenue representing 45 percent growth compared to 2011, and an incr...
01:28 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Sets All-Time Record For Quarterly App Store Sales: 700K Apps, 275K For iPad, $6.5B Paid To Devs
With all those devices Apple is selling, it makes sense that the apps that run on them are being built -- and being sold -- at higher rates than ever.Apple announced today on the company's earnings ca...
01:28 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Tim Cook: Customers Choose To Buy Our Products Because We Dont Cut Corners
During the Q4 2012 earnings call today, Tim Cook fielded a question regarding the upcoming strong financial push that Apple will be making this holiday season. As you know, Apple had a strong Q4 and h...
01:25 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Says The iPad Minis Gross Margin Is Significantly Lower Than Its Other Products
The iPad mini's gross margin is "significantly below" the rest of Apple's product line at $329, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said on the company's conference call today. He said that's driving lower gu...
01:12 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apples iCloud Now Has Over 190M Users, Up From 150M Last Quarter And Seeing Steady Growth
During its Q4 2012 earnings call today, Apple announced that iCloud, its cloud storage and backup service for documents, contacts, photos, music and other data, now has 190 million users. That's up si...
12:56 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Hardware Sales In FY 2012: 125.04M iPhones, 58.23M iPads, 18.1M Macs And 35.2M iPods
Apple's Q4 results mean we also now have the total hardware sales the company managed for the 2012 financial year. The company sold an amazing 125.04 million iPhones, 58.23 million iPads, 18.1 million...
12:56 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Launches InVideo Programming To Boost Video And Channel Promotion
YouTube added a new way for users to promote their videos and channels today, with the launch of a new feature called InVideo Promotion. The feature was detailed on the YouTube Creator blog, where You...
12:37 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Q4 2012: iPad Sales Still Declining From Q3, Down 17.6 Percent To 14 Million
Apple managed to sell a lot of iOS devices over the last three months. But iPad sales are still declining. They are down 17.6 percent to 14 million compared to 17 million in Q3. Analysts expected at l...
12:37 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Q4 2012: iPad Sales Miss Expectations With 14 Million Units Sold
Apple managed to sell a lot of iOS devices over the last three months. But iPad sales are still declining. They are down 17.6 percent to 14 million compared to 17 million in Q3 a bit more than expect...
12:36 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Retail Stores Do $4.2B Worth Of Sales In Q4 2012, Beats Out Q3 Earnings
Today, as we check out Apple's Q4 2012 earnings, we learned that the company did an amazing $4.2B in sales in its retail stores alone. In Q3, that number was about $4B.People lining up at its retail s...
12:33 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Hardware Q4 2012: 26.9M iPhones, 14M iPads, 4.9M Macs And 5.3M iPods
Apple had another solid quarter for hardware sales, with iOS device sales leading the charge. iPhone sales were up from last quarter, and increased 58% year over year thanks to the iPhone 5, which was...
12:31 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Fiscal Q4 2012 Results: $36 Billion In Revenue, Net Profit Of $8.2 Billion, Earnings Of $8.67 Per Share
Apple has just released its fiscal Q4 2012 earnings, and the consumer computing giant reported generating $36 billion in revenue (compared to $35 billion in Q3, and $28.27 billion in the year-ago quar...
12:20 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Unpolitic.me Hides Political Posts On Facebook and Twitter
I know Facebook and Twitter forever changed the political process and promises to usher in a new era of global citizenship. But, sometimes I just need a mind-numbing escape of drunken Vegas photos and...
12:14 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Now Has Over 2,000 Ways To Interact And Engage With Tweets Thanks To Twitter Cards
Today, Twitter gave us an update on how the company is doing on its "expanded tweet" program. Right now, the company says that there are over 2,000 unique ways to engage and interact with a tweet:...
12:12 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Shares Fall After Reporting Sales Of $13.81B For Q3, Loss Of 60 Cents Per Share
Amazon.com just released its third-quarter earnings report. Analysts had been predicted growth in sales along with a net loss, and that's what happened but the numbers still fell a bit short. Net sal...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Techcrunch MoPub Drops Its Price For Ad Network Mediation To Zero
It's the one-year anniversary of MoPub's marketplace for real-time bidding on mobile ads,and the company is celebrating by eliminating the cost for publishers to participate.CEO Jim Payne told me that...
11:58 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch 251 Million People Play Facebook Games, Up 11% This Year As Genres Diversify And It Fights Spam
"It used to be about as much spam as you could pump into the system as possible", Facebook's Alex Schultz told reporters today. But Facebook has managed to grow its gaming ecosystem 11% to 251 million...
11:58 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch 251 Million People Play Facebook Games, Up 11% This Year As It Fights Spam And Genres Diversify
"It used to be about as much spam as you could pump into the system as possible", Facebook's Alex Schultz told reporters today. But Facebook has managed to grow its gaming ecosystem 11% to 251 million...
11:53 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Parse Bets On Windows 8, Supports Back-End Development For Its Apps
Even though Microsoft has had a hell of time catching up with Google and Apple as tablet sales have eaten into PC marketshare, there is some hope. There are startups betting that the new Windows 8 OS ...
11:43 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch The Television Is No Longer The Babysitter, Kids Are Getting More Interactive Thanks To The iPad
You might be familiar with the concept of the television being used to "babysit" kids. Back in my childhood days, my parents plopped me down in front of "Dukes Of Hazzard" and thanks to them, I really...
11:22 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Here Are The Results Of My Test Campaign With Perfect Audiences Facebook Retargeting
When I wrote about the launch of Y Combinator-backed Perfect Audience earlier this month, co-founder and President Brad Flora suggested that I test out the service for myself, so I could see how easy ...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Soshs Rishi Mandal Wants To Attack Offline Monotony
"In the Studio" hosts an entrepreneur who, after studying astrophysics, went on to handle various product management roles at a small startup eventually acquired by Google and who know, most recently,...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Steven Sinofsky: Everything Microsoft Has Done Is Coming Together [With Surface]
Today at Microsoft's surprised Surface press conference, Steven Sinofsky, President of the Windows and Windows Live Division, reiterated what's behind Surface. In particular, when it comes to the devi...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Steven Sinofsky On Surface: Everything Microsoft Has Done Is Coming Together
Today at Microsoft's surprise Surface press conference, Steven Sinofsky, President of the Windows and Windows Live Division, reiterated what's behind Surface. In particular, when it comes to the devic...
09:33 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Marissa Mayers First M&A Deal: Yahoo Acquires Stamped As Part Of Major Mobile Push
Yahoo has bought Stamped, the New York City-based startup that built an app to let people record and share recommendations of their favorite things with friends. The pricetag is in the double digit mi...
08:51 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Crowdsourcing In The Classroom: Flashnotes Gets $1.8M Seed Round From Atlas, Softbank And Angels For Its Notes And Flashcard Marketplace
Flashnotes, a marketplace where students can buy and sell their notes and other course materials, has closed a seed round of $1.8 million as it looks to take its platfrom nationwide, from 75 schools i...
08:51 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Crowdsourcing In The Classroom: Flashnotes Gets $1.8M Seed Round From Atlas, Softbank And Angels For Its Studying Marketplace
Flashnotes, a marketplace where students can buy and sell their notes and other course materials, has closed a seed round of $1.8 million as it looks to take its platfrom nationwide, from 75 schools i...
08:51 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Crowdsourcing In The Classroom: Flashnotes Gets $1.8M Seed Round From Atlas, Softbank And Angels For Its Study Marketplace
Flashnotes, a marketplace where students can buy and sell their notes and other course materials, has closed a seed round of $1.8 million as it looks to take its platfrom nationwide, from 75 schools i...
08:36 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch BranchOut Nabs Former Yahoo SVP For COO Role
BranchOut, the company that develops a professional social network that runs on top of Facebook, has made a key hire today, poaching a Yahoo exec for its leadership team. Ebbe Altberg, the former seni...
08:33 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Boxfish Updates Live Guide App To Improve Live TV Discovery, Hooks Up With AT&T For Control Of Your Cable Box
The main focus of Boxfish is to replace the cable box's electronic programming guide, or EPG. Anyone who has sat there on the couch and scrolled through the guide -- and that's all of you -- knows tha...
08:18 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Ballmer: Windows 8 PCs Are The Best PCs Ever. The Experience Is Truly Magical
At Windows 8 launch event, Microsoft co-founder and CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage to discuss Windows 8 on desktops, laptops and tablets today. According to Ballmer, who was his own energetic self t...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Software Eats Education: With $15 Million In Series B Funding, Andreessen Horowitz Bets On Udacity
Udacity, a startup focused on bringing free university-level educational worldwide, is today announcing a significant new investment: $15 million in Series B funding in a round led by top VC firmAndre...
07:58 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Social Network Everloop Hits Mobile With New Goobit App (Yes, Its For Kids)
Everloop, a social network for children backed by $3.1 million in seed funding, is today introducing its first mobile application. Called "Goobit" (remember folks, this is an app for kids), the new ap...
07:35 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches Windows 8 After 1.24B Hours Of Public Testing, Available On Over 1,000 Certified Devices
During Microsoft's official launch event for Windows 8 in New York City today, Steven Sinofsky, the president of the company's Windows and Windows Live division, said that the company's new operating ...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch New Relic Connect A Way To See The Data Behind All Those Apps
New Relic has added the capability to monitor data across multiple applications and systems for deeper, more detailed views -- another sign that the new era of Internet models is taking the enterprise...
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Vineloop Relaunches With New App Delivering Trusted Not Just Social Recommendations
Vineloop, a social recommendations platform which first launched into beta late last year, is today relaunching its mobile app for iPhone offering a completely redesigned user interface, additional ca...
06:58 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Record Your Brilliant Ideas In Style For Either Public Or Private Consumption With Squarespace Note
Squarespace introduced a new mobile app for iPhone today, but it has little to do with the company's website creation platform. Instead, it's a simplified note-taking application that can publish to y...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch UN Report: The Internet Is Dangerous Because Its Just So Darn Open!
A recent UN report from the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force reads like a primer on Internet control and censorship. Entitled "Use Of The Internet For Terrorist Purposes," th...
06:31 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Pockets Mac App Brings All That Saved Content To The Best Place To Use It
Pocket (formerly ReadItLater) delivered a new native Mac OS X app today, allowing you to save and access content for later reading from around the web. Pocket's rebrand was all about going beyond just...
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch SEC Watch: Atomico Raises $286 Million For New Fund
Atomico could be raising money for a new fund, according to an form submitted a new SEC filing today. The form shows a raise of $286 million for a new fund, Atomico Ventures III, L.P....
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch 12 Generous Startups: $10,000 Worth Of Web Tools (From Box, Twilio, HotGloo And More) Offered Free To 1,000 Young Startups
Q: What do you do when you've shut down one startup before getting work on the next one? The answer, in Matthieu Vaxelaire's case, is help out some other would-be entrepreneurs by launching a not-for-...
05:57 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Hits 30 Million Members After Q3 Subscriber Growth Forecasting Error
Netflix announced today that it now has more than 30 million members streaming content via its video service. That's a lot of uses who've opted for on-demand, digitally delivered content. Netflix had ...
05:43 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Hands On With The Canon 6D, An Affordable Full-Frame With Wi-Fi On Board
Besides spending some time with the Canon EOS M, I also got to test out the Canon 6D, a new full-frame offering from the camera-maker that's set to arrive later this year. The $2,099 DSLR lowers the b...
05:17 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch One More Thing, Ad Infinitum
In almost every case, the conventional wisdom is that Apple follows but does not lead. The iPad happened long after the first Windows tablets flopped and the iPad Mini is a reaction to the Kindle HD a...
05:13 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch LearnVest For iPhone Lets You Access Your Personal Finances On The Go
As promised last month,LearnVest, astartup which recently expanded its focus from teaching women to become more financially savvy to teaching entire households to so, is now available on mobile. Today...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Drupal Company Acquia Launches New Cloud Media Management Service
Acquia was founded by Dries Buytaert, the creator of the open source content management system Drupal, to monetize the project offering hosting and support. Today the company launched a beta of a new ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On The Bosphorus: Is Istanbul The Next Berlin? [TCTV]
Earlier this month, I had the good fortune to attend DLD Bosphorus, an event held in Istanbul and featuring some of the hottest Turkish start-ups and entrepreneurs. It was a memorable evening. Held on...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch In Mobile Ads, iOS Is Still The Most Valuable Platform; Apps Drive 73% Of All Revenues, Says Opera
We're seeing a lot of evolution and growth in the world of mobile ads -- Facebook's recent introduction of ads into its mobile platform being one key development -- but some stats are proving harder t...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch From Typing To Gliding And Back Again: SwiftKey Touchscreen Keyboard Maker Adds Swype-Style Input, Calls It SwiftKey Flow
It's a tale of two increasingly similar touchscreen keyboards: SwiftKey's latest move to counter Nuance-owned rival Swype is to adopt a Swype-style input method -- allowing users to drag their fingers...
04:57 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Get Thee To The MacHeistery: 18+ Seriously Good Apps Are Going For $29
I would have posted this sooner but I just noticed that amazing indie game Braid and Bioshock 2 just ended up in the MacHeist bundle and popped over to the site to check it out. To my surprise, I foun...
04:33 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Heart-Warming Videos Supporting Marriage Equality Laws This Election
Google continues its election tradition of supporting gay marriage with a heartstring-tugging new video of Googlers confessing what equality means to them. “TheFour2012” alerts voters to i...
04:25 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Sign Of The Digital Times: Homeless Magazine Launches Digital Edition, Street Vendors Will Sell QR Codes As Well As Paper
The Big Issue, a U.K. magazine sold by homeless street vendors to give them a steady income, is launching a digital edition, alongside its print edition. If a customer wants the digital version street...
04:24 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Hands On With The EOS M, Canons First Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
Canon waited quite a while to get into the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC) market, biding its time as competitors like Olympus, Panasonic and Sony built up strong reputations for their o...
04:18 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Techono.me Names Dating App Heystack Its Top Startup For 2012
Some say Tel Aviv is almost like having Silicon Valley on Europe's doorstep, and you do get that feeling sometimes. The urgency of the people and their sheer energy is infectious. It's not for nothing...
04:09 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Online Guidance System WalkMe Raises Another $5.5M To Make Sure That We Never Get Lost On A Website Again
WalkMe, an online guidance system that developers can plug into websites to create widgets that help walk users through their services, is today announcing that it has picked up a further $5.5 million...
03:39 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint Q3 2012 Misses, Down $.26Share On Revenues Of $7.3B, Reports 1.5M iPhones Sold
Sprint, newly acquired by Japanese SoftBank for $20.1 billion earlier this month, has just announced earnings results for the third quarter, perhaps showing just how fortunate this acquisition will be...
03:33 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Telefonica Digital Buys Video Chat Platform TokBox, An Airtime For The Rest Of Us
Telefonica Digital, the new media arm of the giant Spanish carrier Telefonica, has made another big investment in its bid to become an international communications platform extending beyond basic voic...
03:21 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch With 1.2B Daily Image Views, Imgur Gets Biggest Update Yet, Rolls Out New Gallery, Reputation System & More
Today, the popular image-sharing platform Imgur is announcing a significant change to its user experience in hopes of increasing the viral potential of its images. In what founder and CEO Alan Schaaf ...
03:21 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Imgur, Now With 1.2B Daily Image Views, Adds New Gallery, Sorting, Reputation Tracking To Its Buzzy Image-Sharing Service
Today, the popular image-sharing platform Imgur is announcing a significant change to its user experience in hopes of increasing the viral potential of its images. In what founder and CEO Alan Schaaf ...
02:35 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Datahug Secures 2.5M To Scale Its Deep Contact Finding Service To The US
Datahug, a 'business networking automation' startup, which we covered in depth here has secured a 2.5 million Series A financing from European VC, DFJ Esprit. The investment means Datahug wil now expa...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch ValoBox Launches Pay-As-You-Go eBook Offering; OReilly Media, Guardian Books & Other Publishers Sign On
Persuading publishers to make their eBooks available to read over the Web is probably quite a big ask. Persuading them to sell those eBooks on a pay-as-you-go basis, enabling readers to purchase speci...
12:48 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Amazons LOVEFiLM Powers Kindle Fire Video Service In The U.K., One Month Free Trial For Fire Buyers
Amazon has confirmed it's using LOVEFiLM, the movie rental company it acquired at the start of 2011, to power the video service in Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tablets sold in the U.K.. The slates g...
12:03 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Another Online Labour-Booking Funding Win: Intel Capital Leads $4M Series A In Russias Eruditor
Hot on the heels of funding wins for Handybook and PeoplePerHour, another investment in an online labour booking company this month: Intel Capital is leading a $4 million Series A funding round into R...
11:26 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch With 340M Tracks Played, Soundrop, The Turntable For Spotify, Gets More Interactive On Its Mobile And Spotify Apps
We are still waiting for official word on when Spotify will make the move to a browser-based version, or port its App Center to its mobile app. But in the meantime, third parties continue to build out...
11:26 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch With 340M Tracks Played, Soundrop, The Turntable For Spotify, Gets More Interactive With New Spotify And Mobile Apps
We are still waiting for official word on when Spotify will make the move to a browser-based version, or port its App Center to its mobile app. But in the meantime, third parties continue to build out...
10:52 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Rock Healths Fourth Class Kicks Off With $100K Seed Funds From Kleiner & More, Plus Support From Kaiser
Rock Health, the seed accelerator for startups focused on the health space, landed a big, new partner back in August: The well-known Silicon Valley venture firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. ...
09:16 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Dhingana Raises $7M For Free, Streaming Indian Music
Dhingana, a startup with a free service for streaming Indian and Bollywood music, has raised $7 million in Series B funding.The company's catalog includes 500,000 songs in 35 languages, which it makes...
08:03 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Zillow Adds 1.8M Foreclosed And Pre-Foreclosure Homes To Its Real Estate Listings
Online real estate service Zillow is expanding its real estate listings today by adding "pre-market inventory" specifically, homes that have either been foreclosed or are in the foreclosure process.I...
08:01 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Antoine Leblond: Windows 8 Will Have More Apps In Its Store Than Any Other Platform Had At Launch
There's been a lot of chatter about the amount of apps in the Windows Store ahead of this week's Windows 8 launch. Earlier today, I had a chance to sit down with Microsoft's corporate vice president f...
05:30 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Google Has Given Us The Gift Of One Click Access To Docs, Sheets And SlidesOh My!
I use Google products for pretty much everything, including documents, spreadsheets (ew) and slide presentations (double ew). Now that these products are safely nestled under "Google Drive", they've ...
04:30 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Marketing Startup PageWoo Launches To Make Mobile Ads Location-Aware
PageWoo seeks to solve a number of problems for mobile marketers: It is at once a content-generation engine, as well as a multi-image testing platform. It can target ads based on location and even on ...
02:47 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Twitters Number One Gift To The World Is The Art Of Brevity
I've been using Twitter for just about six years now, someone on Twitter informed me. Naturally. There are quite a few things that I've enjoyed about the service over the years, including the ability ...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Clearing Up The Confusion: Its The New Windows 8 UI Not Metro UI
Ever since we heard the first rumors about Microsoft dropping the "Metro" moniker for its new touch interface and its app, there has been a lot of confusion about what the new interface should be call...
01:49 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Mark Pincus: Zynga Didnt Meet Growth Goals Because We Didnt Create Enough New Heat Also, Mobile
In the conference call discussing Zynga's latest earnings report, CEO Mark Pincus acknowledged that the company has not met its own goals for growth, something he blamed on two things "game execution...
01:49 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch AwayFind Creator Launches NotifyMeNot, A Site To Shut Off Those Annoying Notification Emails
It's not much, but it's a start: Notify Me Not is a small, compact site dedicated to helping you and yours stop annoying emails from reaching your inbox. By focusing on the hows and whys of notificati...
01:13 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch 126M Accessed Facebook Solely From Mobile Last Month, Up 24% Since June. US User Count Still Growing
Facebook's 10-Q reveals some juicy tidbits left out of its earnings call yesterday. The final price it paid for Instagram was $521 million in stock and cash plus 11 million unvested shares. Despite ru...
01:13 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch 126M Accessed Facebook Solely From Mobile Last Month, Up 24% Since June. US User Count Inches Upward
Facebook's 10-Q reveals some juicy tidbits left out of its earnings call yesterday. The final price it paid for Instagram was $715 million in stock and cash. Despite rumors that it has stopped growing...
01:04 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Republican Voter Suppression App Designed By The Onion
Intimidating voters at the polls is so 19th century. And, now that courts continue to overturn Republican voter ID laws, based on the fact that just 10 incidences of voter fraud in the last decade doe...
12:39 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Watch A Swarm Of Robots Team Up With Flying Drones To Solve Real-World Problems
Nithin Mathews, Anders Lyhne Christensen, Rehan O'Grady, and Marco Dorigo are researchers from Universite Libre de Bruxelles and Instituto Universitario de Lisboa and they are leading us down the prim...
12:38 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Announces $200M In Share Buybacks In Its First Repurchasing Program
Zynga is giving another carrot to investors. The company is kicking off a $200 million share repurchasing program. It's the first time Zynga has ever done this. The news comes on the heels of fresh co...
12:30 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo! Follows Through On Closing Korean Business, Cuts Around 200 Jobs
According to Reuters, Yahoo! is actively closing down its Korean business and cutting around 200 jobs. We've reached out to Yahoo! for comment and confirmation and will update you as soon as we hear b...
12:16 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Makes Its First Move Into Real Money Games, Partners With Casino Gaming Giant Bwin.Party
Zynga announced today its first move into online casino gaming, in other words, gambling-oriented games that deal with real money.Zynga announced this afternoon it has inked an exclusive partnership w...
12:15 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Reports Third Quarter Revenue Of $317M, Shares Pop 15.1% In After-Hours On Casino Push
Zynga said it saw third quarter revenue of $317 million, which was slightly above the lower range of $300 million to $305 million the company said it would see earlier this month.Bookings came in at $...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Techcrunch Condition One Raises $2.35M From Mark Cuban And Others To Make Immersive, 180-Degree Video Mainstream
Condition One enables video producers to capture and share what typical video products miss, with a 180-degree field of vision. It's recently expanded its seed round to $2.35 million, coming from Mark...
11:51 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce.com Laying Off Radian6 Employees As Buddy Media Shows $20 Million Net Loss
Two of Salesforce.com's most high profile "social media" acquisitions are showing signs of trouble. At Radian6,Salesforce.com is reported to be laying off "less than 100 people." And at Buddy Media, t...
11:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Betaworks News.me Shuts Down Its Apps, Team Heads Over To Digg
News.me, the social news service incubated at betaworks, announced today that it's officially shutting down its iOS apps and removing them from the App Store. The company is also claiming that it's ye...
11:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Betaworks News.me Exits App Store, Team Focuses On Digg
News.me, the social news service incubated at betaworks, announced today that it's officially pulling its iOS apps out of the App Store. The company is also claiming that it's yet another victim of Tw...
10:58 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Japans GREE Acquires Game Developer Pokelabo For $173M
Bolstering its arsenal of first-party games for the Japanese market, GREE acquired developer Pokelabo for $173 million in an all-cash deal. Asia-focused venture capital firm DCM gets a win with this a...
10:34 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Funded By Atomico, Evrythng Hopes To Create The Internet Of Things, Starts With Drinks Giant Diageo
The Internet of Things. It's a phrase that holds so much promise but to date has not yet turned our world into one filled with tiny connected sensors feeding a vast matrix of data - just yet. Data sur...
10:31 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Wireless Bandwidth Hogs Not Welcome Here: EE Defends Decision Not To Offer Unlimited Data On U.K.s First 4G Network
Pricing for the U.K.'s first 4G/LTE network was announced earlier this week but despite offering five consumer phone tariffs there are no unlimited data packages at all. Yet the company does offer unl...
10:17 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Vizify, Home Of The Graphical Social Profile, Redesigns Mobile Experience
TechStars NY graduate Vizify has today launched a few new features, including a completely redesigned mobile interface for both iOS and Android, along with support for the iPhone 5. The service brings...
10:06 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Obamas Candid, Off-The-Record Latino Remark Reveals Immigration Reform Barriers
Obama was caught off-the-record revealing why courting Latino voters is a political priority and indicates why democrats have prioritized comprehensive immigration reform, often at the expense of high...
09:46 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Apples 4th Gen iPad And The Pain And Power Of The Unpredictable Upgrade Cycle
Apple announced a new iPad at its event on Tuesday, one that wasn't mini, and one that wasn't presented as a a stop-gap or mid-cycle replacement. The fourth generation iPad, as it's called, was pitche...
09:01 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Rupert Murdoch Offers Twitter Support To WSJ Customer Who Didnt Get Paper Delivered
It's a cliche to say that Twitter allows the everyman to connect with the movers and shakers of the media and entertainment industries. But it's so true! Today's case in point: the humble Edward Barr,...
08:54 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Taylor Swift Doesnt Want Me To Listen To Her New Album On Spotify. Not So Swift.
I love streaming music and I'm an avid user of Spotify for this purpose. I was pretty delighted when I saw that Taylor Swift's new album "Red" was available for listening when I opened up the app. I l...
08:33 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Incredible Great Best Gorgeous Product Launch In Under 3 Minutes (Video)
Apple knows how to launch and promote new products better than any company in the world. Yesterday's 73 minute special event, introducing the iPad mini, new MacBook Pro, Mac Mini and iMac was, in App...
08:26 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch StereoBot Is A New Licensing System For Movie, App, And Presentation Music
As a man who is interested in independent films, I find that sourcing soundtracks for these projects is difficult. That’s why there’s StereoBot.com, a new service that allows filmmakers, s...
08:23 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Updates TecTile App, But How Many People Actually Use NFC?
Samsung really wants you to use NFC. They launched these TecTile NFC tags alongside the Galaxy S III, and they're already updating the app in Google Play to be compatible with the new Holiday flagship...
08:21 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Gadget-Swapping Site Sees 1,000% Spike In iPad Trade-In Volume Post-Apple Event
NextWorth, one of many websites that specialize in giving upgrade-hungry consumers a check for their used gadgets, said today that it experienced an over 1,000 percent increase in the volume of trade-...
08:09 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Google Takes Its Backpack-Sized Trekker Street View Cameras To The Grand Canyon
Google just announced that it is taking the Trekker, its backpack-sized Street View camera system into the Grand Canyon to map the National Park's hiking trails. Instead of having to huff and puff you...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Letterpress: The First New Product From Tweeties Loren Brichter Since Departing Twitter
It was just over a week ago that Tweetie creator and former Twitter employee Loren Brichter unveiled atebits 2.0, the rebirth of his independent software development company, and announced that its fi...
07:11 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Skype Gets Retina-Ready, Adds Multi-Window Chat And Live Messenger Support
Skype hit version 6 today, with a rare simultaneous release for both Windows and Mac. This brings a whole bunch of new features to the table, including single sign-on with both Facebook and Microsoft ...
07:10 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Google AdWords Can Now Track iOS App Downloads
Google announced today that marketers and advertisers promoting iOS applications can now monitor conversions - meaning app downloads - using Google's AdWords. The news follows Google's earlier move th...
07:10 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Hidden Within New Govt. Facial Recognition Guidelines, The Dreaded Opt-In Rule
The [US government? Federal government?] government has released new guidelines on facial recognition technologies and discretely tucked in a Trojan horse that is destined to have fierce opposition: a...
06:34 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Powervoice Pivots: No Longer Pays You To Post About Brands (It Wants You To Do So For Free)
Powervoice, the social media marketing company founded by former IBM consultant Ryan Landau and his ex-Googler brother Andrew, has pivoted. Hard. And the founders have left the company. Originally, th...
06:33 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Bossa Nova Robotics Launches The MObi, A Bot That Rides On A Ball
If you told me yesterday that today there would be a robot that balances on a single ball and can locomote itself around the room on said ball, I'd say you were a crazy person. Well, you're not a craz...
06:13 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Shine Security Raises $3.3M To Combat Attacks On Par With Stuxnet
Shine Security has raised $3.3 million for its next-generation anti-virus technology. The round was led byHorizon Ventures with further participation from Initial Capital.Shine addresses advanced pers...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Share Soars 22 Percent In The Wake Of Quarterly Earnings
Wall Street responds with enthusiasm to Facebook's earnings. Shares (NASDAQ:FB) are currently trading 22 percent above yesterday's price. During the earnings call, the company announced that 14 percen...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Shares Soar 22 Percent In The Wake Of Quarterly Earnings
Wall Street is responding with enthusiasm to Facebook's earnings. Shares (NASDAQ:FB) are currently trading 22 percent above yesterday's price. During the earnings call, the company announced that 14 p...
05:45 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Gorilla Glass Gets Around: Now Featured On 1 Billion Devices Worldwide
Corning's Gorilla Glass got famous for being the scratch-resistant front screen cover material on Apple's iPhone. Then-Apple CEO Steve Jobs talked Corning CEO Wendell Weeks into producing production q...
05:34 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Shopping Engine Decide.com Rolls Out Premium Pricing: When To Buy Recommendations Now $5 Per Month
Decide.com, the shopping search engine that tells consumers both what and when to buy, is introducing its premium level of service today. Starting now, Decide.com will begin to charge for its "when to...
05:23 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch The iPad Mini Is Not Overpriced, And Sales Numbers Will Prove It
Price was perhaps always the most anticipated feature of the iPad mini, and now it's proving the most controversial. My Twitter stream has been filled with arguments back and forth on the iPad mini's ...
05:16 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Nintendo Pulls Out Of Financial Dive, Legacy Console Sales Slow
Nintendo has stemmed operating loss slightly in the April-September quarter, the total falling from $718 million to $366 million. Console sales fell about 60 percent with DS sales of 970,000 and Wii s...
04:53 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn (Finally) Gives BlackBerry Some TLC: New App Works On BB7; Streamlines Messaging, Adds Job Changes, Profile Views And More
LinkedIn has given its BlackBerry app a much needed update to boost functionality. The new BlackBerry app is available for BB6 and BB7 and includes several new features and functions -- including the ...
04:53 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn (Finally) Gives BlackBerry Some TLC: New App Supports BB7; Streamlines Messaging, Adds Job Changes, Profile Views; BB10 App Coming Next Year
LinkedIn has given its BlackBerry app a much needed update to boost functionality and speed improvements -- its last BB app update was in 2010. The new app is available for BB6 and BB7 and includes se...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Home Free: Airbnb Raises $117M Series C Round, According To SEC Filing; $2B Valuation?
In September we wrote about how the short-term accommodation-sharing site Airbnb was in the process of raising another round of around $100 million. A Form D filed with the SEC today shows that it's j...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Home Free: Airbnb Raises $117M Series C Round, According To SEC Filing; $2B-$3B Valuation?
In September we wrote about how the short-term accommodation-sharing site Airbnb was in the process of raising another round of around $100 million. A Form D filed with the SEC today shows that it's j...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Home Free: Airbnb Raises $117M, According To SEC Filing; $2B-$3B Valuation?
In September we broke the story about how the short-term accommodation-sharing site Airbnb was in the process of raising a significant third round of around $100 million. A Form D filed with the SEC t...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Home Free: Airbnb Files $117M Form D; $2B-$3B Valuation?
In September we broke the story about how the short-term accommodation-sharing site Airbnb was in the process of raising a significant third round of around $100 million. A Form D filed with the SEC t...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch AT&Ts Q3 2012: Revenues Of $31.5B, Earnings Of $0.60Share, Postpaid Smartphone Adoption Surges To 63.8%
AT&T has just released its Q3 2012 earnings report the telecom giant reported quarterly revenues of $31.5 billion (which is essentially flat year-over-year) and earnings of $0.61 per share as opp...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Mayfield Fund Backs Indian Incubator AngelPrime
Mayfield Fund is announcing an Indian investment today, out of its Mayfield India fund. The venture firm is backing AngelPrime, a Bangalore-based incubator. The investment will be used as seed capital...
03:24 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Vs Samsung: Another Blow For Apple As Dutch Court Rules Samsung Does Not Infringe Multitouch Patent
Another loss for Apple in the courts: a Dutch court in the Hague has ruled Samsung does not infringe an Apple multitouch patent, Reuters is reporting. Apple had argued last month in the court that Sam...
03:24 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Vs. Samsung: Another Blow For Apple As Dutch Court Rules Samsung Does Not Infringe Multitouch Patent
Another loss for Apple in the courts: a Dutch court in the Hague has ruled Samsung does not infringe an Apple multitouch patent, Reuters is reporting. Apple had argued last month in the court that Sam...
03:09 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Square Takes Its First International Step: Payment Service Now Live In Canada
Square has taken its first step outside of the U.S. for its mobile payment service: it is now live in Canada. The company said today that its mobile card reader/processor is now available nationwide, ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Clothing Swap Startup Tradesy Wants To Turn Every Womans Closet Into Currency
The average woman has worn just 20% of her wardrobe in the last year, but continues to spend upwards of $6,000 year on new clothing and accessories, leaving many (including me) with a closet full of e...
02:28 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Europe Could Hit Microsoft With $7B+ Fine Over New Internet Explorer Antitrust Violations
Looks like the European Commission is following through on what it's been reportedly planning to do for weeks: it has fileda formal complaint against Microsoft for antitrust violations related to Inte...
02:28 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Europe Could Hit Microsoft With $7B+ Fine Over New Internet Explorer Antitrust Violations [Updated]
Looks like the European Commission is following through on what it's been reportedly planning to do for weeks: it has fileda formal complaint against Microsoft for antitrust violations related to Inte...
01:14 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Online Ad Survey: Most U.S. Consumers Annoyed By Online Ads; Prefer TV Ads To Online; Want Social Media Dislike Button; And Reckon Most Marketing Is A Bunch Of B.S.
An Adobe poll of 1,250 U.S. consumers and marketers' views on online advertising makes amusing reading at times -- more than half agreed that 'most marketing is a bunch of B.S.'. The poll also underl...
11:45 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Yelp Pays $50M To Acquire Its Big European Rival, Qype, To Beef Up Its Recommendations And Listings Business
This just in: Yelp is stepping up its game in Europe and buying its biggest rival in the region, Qype. It will pay 18.6 million for all of Qype's shares and is adding another 970,000 shares of Yelp's ...
10:59 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch I Come Back To You Now At The Turn Of The Tide
A year ago sucked. I mean, it was actually great, but it sure seemed to suck at the time. We were getting CrunchFund off the ground and I think everyone thought we were going to do that in full conjun...
10:45 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Looks East: Launches First Japanese Language Kindle, The Paperwhite, And Debuts Japanese Kindle Store; Kindle Fire Also Now Shipping
Amazon continues to extend its reach into new markets and increase its focus in Asia: today it announced pre-orders for its first Japanese-language Kindle, the Paperwhite, and, in another first, it ha...
10:45 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Looks East: Launches First Japanese Language Kindle, The Paperwhite; Debuts Japanese Kindle Store; Sells Kindle Fire Tablets
Take that, Rakuten! Amazon continues to extend its reach into new markets and increase its focus in Asia: today it announced pre-orders for its first Japanese-language Kindle, the Paperwhite, and, in ...
07:45 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Starting With Hollywood Poker Launch, PLAOR Aims To Bring Celebrity Glitz To Online Gaming [TCTV]
Thanks to the growth of the web, our pop culture celebrities seem closer to us regular folk than ever -- we can Tweet to them, see their personal snapshots on Instagram, access their performances and ...
06:27 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch And Heres The Apple Video Where Jony Ive Shows Off The iPad Mini
Do you want watch the by-now-obligatory product videos that Apple has created to promote its new iPad Mini, as well as the new smart covers? Sure you do.More than the product shots, the real staple of...
05:52 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch TCTV Wrap-Up: The Rundown On Apples iPad Mini Launch Event
Apple made some pretty big announcements at an event held in Silicon Valley this morning, but it's been such a big day for tech industry news that you may not have had the chance to fully take it all ...
05:36 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Google Sued For Patent Infringement Over Google Wallet
This afternoon, Google was sued over its Google Wallet smartphone application allegedly infringing U.S. Patent No. 7,298,271 (the '271 patent) in the Federal District Court of Delaware.According to Go...
04:59 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Call The New Microsoft Surface RT A Tablet, This Is A PC
The Microsoft Surface RT is a PC. Its not a mobile device and its not a tablet, it's a PC. And Microsofts first self-branded computer. It is, in short, the physical incarnation of Microsoft's Windows ...
04:26 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Pushes iBooks 3.0 Update Live, Comes With Kindle-Like Features And Vertical Scrolling
Apple's iBooks 3.0 update just went out via the App Store, bringing the features it demoed on stage at the special Apple event earlier today. That brings iCloud books to the app's virtual bookshelf, a...
03:48 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix CEO Reed Hastings: Subscription Growth Miss Was A Forcasting Error, Long-Term Outlook Still Positive
Today, on Netflix's third quarter investor call, Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells addressed the issue of Netflix's brand recovery -- something many Netflix users and invest...
03:48 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix CEO Reed Hastings: Subscription Growth Miss Was A Forecasting Error, Long-Term Outlook Still Positive
Today, on Netflix's third quarter investor call, Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells addressed the issue of Netflix's brand recovery -- something many Netflix users and invest...
03:29 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch The iPad Mini And The New 13 Retina MacBook Pro Strut Their Stuff In Our Hands On Video
I already shared first impressions of a lot of Apple's new products, but we've also got video from the time we spent with the iPad mini and the Retina MacBook Pro. Watching these things in action prov...
03:01 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch End Of An Analogue TV Era: U.K.s Digital-Terrestrial TV Switchover Is Done Opening The Door For 4G Mobile Services
After years of planning and step-by-step engineering, the U.K.'s switchover from analogue to digital-terrestrial TV broadcasts has finally been completed -- marking the end of more than 70 years of an...
02:20 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Local Businesses Start Warming Up To Facebook Ads: 300K Tried Promoted Posts, 75K Were New Advertisers
12.8 million small business have a free-to-use Facebook Page, and 8 million use it monthly. By making advertising easier, Facebook got 300,000 of them to buy its new Promoted Posts ads, Sheryl Sandber...
01:59 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga CEO Mark Pincus Confirms Layoffs: 5% of Workforce, Potential Closures For U.K., Japan Offices
Here's the confirmation. We'll be updating shortly:INTERNAL NOTE FROM ZYNGA CEO AND FOUNDER, MARK PINCUSTeam,Earlier today we initiated a number of changes to streamline our operations, focus our reso...
01:46 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg And Facebook Have Thought About Charging For Its APIs, But Advertising Is Better
During the Q&A portion of the earnings call, Zuckerberg was asked if they would ever charge for APIs. It's an interesting question, and one that I've thought a lot about as I've watched Twitter ch...
01:21 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Zuck: Theres An Opportunity To Bring More Commerce To Facebook; Gifts Is The First Step
On Facebook's earnings call today, CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg talked mobile, gaming and more. He touched upon Gifts, the company's big move into commerce. ...
01:20 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Eventbrite Partners With Uber, HotelTonight & RentTheRunway To Offer Perks To Event Goers
Klout isn't the only startup dealing in perks, it seems. Today, ticketing startup Eventbrite is also expanding upon the concept of customer rewards, but in its case, doling out the perks is a decision...
01:18 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg: Gaming On Facebook Isnt Doing As Well As Id Like
No surprise here. Mark Zuckerberg just said he isn't happy with the growth of the gaming ecosystem on the Facebook platform on the earnings call today. "Gaming on Facebook isn't doing as well as I'd l...
01:09 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Bullish On Mobile Revenue: 70% Of Mobile Facebook Users Return Daily, Desktop Only Sees 40%
Facebook announced its third quarter 2012 earnings today, and are participating in the customary phone call to discuss what has taken place over the past few months."We should be able to reach more pe...
12:43 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Wall Streets Happy: Facebook Climbs Nearly 10% In After-Hours Trading
Stoked by a bump in advertising revenues and increasing evidence that Facebook is making money from users on mobile devices, Wall Street investors sent shares of the company up by more than 9 percent ...
12:40 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Blames Trash-Talking Partners For Content Worries, Says Per Member Viewing Up 30 Percent
In its latest earnings report, Netflix addresses the seemingly constant concerns that it's losing out on valuable streaming content as its partners start pushing for more money.For example, the compan...
12:31 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Payments Revenue Feels Some Heat, Declines 9% From Last Quarter
Mirroring the pain that we're seeing across the entire social gaming industry as players shift toward mobile devices, Facebook's payments and fees revenue declined 9 percent quarter over quarter to $1...
12:30 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Senior Twitter and Juniper Executives Join VC Firm Sutter Hill As Managing Directors
Sutter Hill Ventures has added two new directors from Twitter and Juniper Networks -- a move that speaks to the next big focus in investment -- enterprise IT and its integration with consumer technolo...
12:25 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Q3: Advertising Revenues Up 36% To $1.09B, Now 86% Of The Total Mix.
Facebook's big push on advertising in the last quarter is paying off for the company, judging by the growth in revenues. The company says that in Q3, it made $1.09 billion in advertising, a 36% increa...
12:19 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Its Making The Shift: 14% Of Facebooks Q3 Ad Revenue Came From Mobile
Facebook answered the big question of whether it's transitioning to become a mobile ad company by noting in today's earnings report that 14% of total ad revenue from Q3 2012 came from mobile. The olde...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Q3 Bests Wall Street Expectations: $1.26 Billion Revenue, $0.12 Non-GAAP EPS
Facebook released the financial results for the third quarter of 2012 just after the stock market closed this afternoon.All eyes are on the social networking company to show Wall Street some sort of s...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Subscriber Additions Disappoint, Reports Q3 Revenue Of $905M And Earnings Of $0.13
Netflix's third-quarter 2012 earnings report just came out, with revenue reaching $905 million for the quarter, up from $822 million last year. It's also in line with Wall Street's consensus forecast ...
12:08 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Announces Monthly Active Users Were At 1.01 Billion As Of September 30th, An Increase Of 26% Year-Over-Year
Today, Facebook introduced its third quarter earnings for 2012 and shared some updated stats on how the social network is performing. Recently, Mark Zuckerberg shared that Facebook had crossed the bil...
12:07 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Surface Touch Cover Detailed: An Ultra-Thin Touch Keyboard As Efficient As A Laptops
With all the hullaballoo surrounding the new iPad Mini, it's worth remembering that some actual Windows-flavored competition is ready to roll. We learned last week that Microsoft spent quite some time...
12:03 am GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Techcrunch Zyngas Boston, Austin Layoffs Today: Almost Everyone Was In The Dark
We have more on the backstory behind Zynga's layoffs today. None of the rank and file employees knew until this morning, although senior management had planned cuts ahead of time (just as Zynga indica...
11:46 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Inviteful Helps You Invite Humans To Events Where You Can Chat, Drink Coffee
In the old days, before Google Hangouts and sexting, kids used to invite each other to events like concerts, stonings, and bear-baitings. Inviteful hopes to bring us back to those halcyon days of dog ...
11:36 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Hands On With The New iMac: Apples All-In-One Sheds The Pounds And Packs In The Features
Apple unveiled a redesigned iMac today, one that takes the all-in-one computer and makes it even more of a tightly packed engineering marvel. The rumors proved true, and it got a tapered design that t...
11:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Obama Drops Social Networks From Cybersecurity Plan
Facebook, Twitter, eBay, and PayPal can breathe a sigh of relief: President Obama has apparently conceded to congressional critics on cybersecurity legislation and excluded regulation of social networ...
11:14 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch First Impressions Of The 13 Retina MacBook Pro: On The Path To A New Category-Defining Product
At its event today, Apple made much of the fact that the 13-inch MacBook Pro is still its top-selling notebook, right before unveiling the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. It's clear that Apple wants t...
11:02 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
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10:54 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Hands On With Apples New iPad Mini: Good Things Do Come In Small Packages
The iPad mini was announced today as expected, and it is a super impressive piece of hardware, judging by my brief hands-on experience. The smaller iPad retains much of the charm of its larger sibling...
10:54 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With Apples New iPad Mini: Good Things Do Come In Small Packages
The iPad mini was announced today as expected, and it is a super impressive piece of hardware, judging by my brief hands-on experience. The smaller iPad retains much of the charm of its larger sibling...
10:47 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Our Coverage Of The Apple Event: iPad Mini, 4th Generation iPad, New iMac, Mac Mini, 13 Retina MacBook Pro
That’s a wrap! Apple made a lot of announcements today. Here is our entire coverage on TechCrunch. Live From Apples San Jose iPad Mini Event At 10AM Pacific/1PM Eastern iOS App Store Now Offers ...
10:39 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Made No Mention Of iOS 6 Maps Today. Now Thats Boring.
So now that we have our magical iPad Mini, which I must admit is pretty damn sexy, we listened to Tim Cook and Phil Schiller talk about all of the success that iOS 6 and the latest iPhone has had. But...
10:38 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Phil Schiller Trash Talks Android Tablets At iPad Mini Event
Wow, have you ever seen that much trash-talking an Apple event? After introducing the iPad Mini, Apple's SVP of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, did a side-by-side comparison of the new iPad versus...
10:35 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch The Apple Store Is Back Up: Order iMac, Mac Mini, Fourth iPad, Pre-Order iPad Mini On Oct. 26
That's a wrap! After today's press conference, many of you can't wait to pre-order a brand new iPad mini or any of the other devices announced today....
10:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga May Have Just Laid Off 100+ Employees From The Ville And Bingo Teams In Its Austin Office
Possibly trying to hide the grim news by announcing it during Apple's event, Zynga just laid off over 100 employees from its Bingo and TheVille teams in its Austin office, according to Justin Maxwell,...
10:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Just Shut Down Boston Office, Laid Off 100+ Employees From The Ville And Bingo Teams In Austin
Possibly trying to hide the grim news by announcing it during Apple's event, we've just independently confirmed that Zynga has shut down its Boston office and laid off 2/3s of the employees in its Aus...
09:54 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch iPad Apps Shrunk Down To Work On iPad Mini, No Change Needed For iOS Developers
With the release of the iPad Mini, iOS developers wonder how it will work to develop for the new form factor. Even though the screen is smaller, Apple kept the same 4:3 aspect ratio. That is why iPad ...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Officially Unveils The iPad Mini
Until very recently, the iPad mini has been the stuff of legend. Bigfoot, lost-city-of-Atlantis, unicorn style legend. But no more — the iPad mini is finally real, as CEO Tim Cook has unveiled t...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Officially Unveils The iPad Mini Starting At $329
Until very recently, the iPad mini has been the stuff of legend. Bigfoot, lost-city-of-Atlantis, unicorn style legend. But no more — the iPad mini is finally real, as CEO Tim Cook has unveiled t...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Tim Cook: Almost Every Company In The Fortune 500 Is Testing And Deploying The iPad
Just as much of a hit the iPad has been in consumer, it's been almost bigger as an enterprise tool at the highest reaches of business. Today Tim Cook said that almost every company in the Fortune 500 ...
09:50 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch With iPad And iBooks In 2500 U.S. Classrooms, Apple Reaffirms Commitment To Education With Updated iBooks Author
Theres been plenty of buzz about the iPad mini and the potential role in could play in reaffirming Apples commitment education, and now CEO Tim Cook is spending some time on stage to discuss the sort ...
09:50 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Points To iPad & iBooks In 2,500 U.S. Classrooms, Reaffirms Commitment To Education With Updated iBooks Author
Theres been plenty of buzz about the iPad mini and the potential role in could play in reaffirming Apples commitment education, and now CEO Tim Cook is spending some time on stage to discuss the sort ...
09:50 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Unveils The Fourth Generation iPad With A6X, Lightning And Expanded LTE
Today at Apple's press event, the company announced that the iPad would receive an update. In order to harmonize the product line, the iPad will now come with a Lightning port. A6X and expanded LTE wi...
09:47 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Re-Introduces The Hybrid Hard Drive: Here Comes The Fusion Drive
If you've been anywhere near a PC (not a Mac, mind you) in the past few years you'd have heard of hybrid drives. These drives had a bit of flash memory that held often-accessed files - boot files, OS ...
09:41 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Tim Cook: Apple Has Sold 100M iPads In Just Two And A Half Years
Today, Tim Cook told us that Apple has sold over 100M iPads in just 2 and a half years of existence. That's pretty impressive and it's about to get bigger. But smaller...due to the iPad Mini that's a...
09:38 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Unveils Totally Redesigned 27 And 21.5 iMac: Thinner, SSDHD Fusion Drive, Starting At $1299
Today at Apple's press event, Apple unveiled updated iMacs. It is much thinner than previous iMacs. It uses friction stir welding for aluminium. The display is now laminated directly to the glass. The...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Announces Updated Mac Mini, $599, Shipping Today
Apple has just updated the Mac Mini to a new, faster configuration with Intel Core i5 or i7 with Ivy Bridge as well as up to a terabyte of hard drive space. The Mini also comes in a server configurati...
09:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Adds A Retina Screen To The 13-inch MacBook Pro, To Cost $1699 And Ships Immediately
Apple just announced a retina version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. "It's incredibly thin," said Phil Schiler. The new model is .79-inch thin and weighs 3.57 -- 1 lbs lighter than the previous version. ...
09:19 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Reveals Updated iBooks App, Packs Continuous Scrolling, Improved Social Sharing, And Japanese And Korean Support
Well, there you have it. As more than a few pundits had predicted in the days leading up to the event, Apple has just officially pulled back the curtains on an updated version of its iBooks iOS app.Th...
09:18 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch For The Year Ending In June, Apples Mac Outgrew PC by 7x, Now #1 Desktop And Notebook
As we're waiting for the iPad Mini, Apple is discussing the Mac, which has become the #1 Desktop and Notebook, according to the company. This is huge, because the personal computer industry has been r...
09:16 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Tops 300 Billion iMessages Sent In The Last Year (Thats 28K Messages Per Second)
In the last year, people have sent over 300 billion iMessages on Apple's messaging platform. Tim Cook just announced the stat on stage at what we expect will be the iPad Mini unveiling. For reference,...
09:13 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch iOS App Store Now Offers 275K iPad Apps, Up From 250K In September
Today, at Apple's event at the California Theater in San Jose, the company provided another update on growth of its App Store. The store now hosts 700,000 applications, with 275,000 designed specifica...
08:48 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Signs Content Deal With CBS To Bring Original Video From TVs The Insider To Yahoos OMG!
Yahoo announced today that it has signed a deal with CBS Television which will bring video content from CBS's celebrity gossip and entertainment news The Insider to its celeb-focused online property k...
08:44 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Live From Apples San Jose iPad Mini Event At 10AM Pacific1PM Eastern
Apple's event at the California Theater in San Jose is today, and we're going to be live on the scene providing a blow-by-blow of the company's announcements as they happen. Follow along with us start...
08:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Please Welcome Our Newest Columnists, MG Siegler And Michael Arrington
We've already talked extensivelyabout how we handle guest posts these days -- we publish one-off articles from people in the community who have something new and meaningful to say on tech topics. But ...
08:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Arrington (Also MG) Returns
After over a year away, Michael Arrington will be writing again for TechCrunch as a regular weekly columnist, joining his fellow Crunchfund partner MG Siegler, who will now have an expanded role.Mike ...
08:19 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Lookcraft Is For The Stylish Gentleman Thats Too Lazy To Shop
You're a dude. You want to look good. No, you don't want to spend hours in a store.That's where Lookcraft, a brand new New York-based startup, comes in. Founded by some YC alums, Lookcraft has custome...
08:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Amazons eBook Policing Problems Could Get Worse: Heres How To Protect Yourself
Now that Amazon has unblocked a Norwegian reader's Kindle account after, without reason or warning, locking down her Kindle, I think we're at a point when we need to start taking back our digital prop...
07:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Prepaid Isnt Just For Consumers Anymore: PEX Card Raises $3.2M For SMB-Focused Prepaid Expense Cards
Prepaid card company PEX Card, which offers a prepaid Visa expense card to small and medium-sized businesses, has picked up another round of funding, with a $3.2 million Series B. The round was led by...
07:16 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch In The Age Of Cloud Music, The iPod Nano Endures But For How Long?
I remember my favorite Sony Walkman. It was yellow. And bulky. And slow. And ugly. I loved it. It played cassettes. Cassettes! I took it to Australia one summer. It's still something I think about fro...
06:50 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch 4GEE Handset Prices: iPhone 5 From 180 On Cheapest 4G Tariff, SGSIII From 150; Huawei Ascend P1 Only Free 4G Handset Option
U.K. carrier EE has revealed handset costs for those wanting to get a new phone when signing up for its 4G network. Prices range from free for one handset model on 41+ monthly tariffs, up to 380 ...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Twenty Major Retailers Launch Passbook-Enabled Coupons Via Digital Offers Giant Coupons.com
Apple's Passbook will become even more useful today, thanks to the availability of new Passbook-integrated coupons from several major retailers, including Macy's, Old Navy, PETCO, Barnes & Noble, ...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch 20 Major Retailers Launch Passbook-Enabled Coupons Via Digital Offers Giant Coupons.com
Apple's Passbook will become even more useful today, thanks to the availability of new Passbook-integrated coupons from several major retailers, including Macy's, Old Navy, PETCO, Barnes & Noble, ...
05:53 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch For The Last Mile Of Your Trip: Mozio Launches An Airport Ground Transportation Search Engine
Believe it or not, there's still a part of online trip planning that hasn't been done to death by industry leaders in travel like Kayak, Expedia, Orbitz and the like: it's the part of the journey that...
05:47 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy Note II Will Hit AT&T Stores November 9 For $299, Pre-Orders Begin October 25
AT&T has just announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the next big thing to come out of the South Korean electronics maker, will be available on blue carrier shelves starting November 9. Online...
05:10 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Confirmed: Apple Will Live Stream Todays iPad Mini Event On Web Site, Apple TV
It's been a long while since Apple live streamed its press events. In fact, some people may not even remember a live-streamed Apple event, instead hunting out the best possible live blog until we can ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Predictions For Holiday Shopping: Retailers Are Investing More In Mobile, In-Store Tech
As we witnessed last year, mobile has become an integral part of the holiday shopping experience for consumers. And retailers started to pick up on this, with more mobile-friendly sites, experiences, ...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Data Storage Company, Scale Computing, Raises $12M Series D Led By Heron Capital To Grow Its Datacenter-In-A-Box
Data storage company Scale Computing, which provides clustered storage infrastructure for SMEs, has closed a $12 million Series D funding round, led by Heron Capital Venture Fund. Reservoir Venture Pa...
03:57 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch The 5 Big New Ways Facebook Laid The Groundwork For Making Money During Q3 2012
You probably wont see the revenue bump in Facebooks earnings report today from all its new monetization schemes. But with this quarter's rollout of Gifts, a mobile ad network, app install ads, FBX, an...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Platfora Seeks To Brings Simplicity And An Apple Style Ease Of Use To Big Data Analysis
Platfora has unveiled an in-memory big data app that tackles a lacking capability in most software offerings that leverage Hadoop for big data analysis. Most solutions that leverage Hadoop have a comp...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Social Commerce On The Rise: Dollars Per Share Up 81% To $3.23; Facebook Driving More Revenue The Rest, Says Eventbrite
Facebook has its Gifts, and Chirpify today extended its Twitter in-stream purchasing to include Instagram: social commerce is definitely on the rise when it comes to new services. But a report out tod...
02:57 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Data 2.0 Goes Large: InfoArmy Raises $17.3M To Build Out Its Crowdsourced Competitive Intelligence Platform
InfoArmy, only four months into its life as the operator of a crowdsourced competitive intelligence platform, is announcing a significant injection of capital as it continues to build out its business...
02:44 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Unboxes Cheapest Windows Phone Yet To Fight Android: $199 Lumia 510 Runs WP7.5, Targets India, China First
Nokia has announced its lowest priced Windows Phone to date: the WP7.5 Nokia Lumia 510 replaces the Lumia 610 as the entry level WP handset -- with an estimated retail price of $199 (excluding taxes a...
01:40 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Rara.com Turns Up The Volume On Its Music Streaming Service: Launches Windows 8, iOS Apps; Inks Lenovo Deal; Expands Countries To 27
Rara.com, one of the newer of the music streaming services on the market launching in December 2011, is today ramping up its service to better compete against the likes of Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, Deez...
01:40 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Rara.com Turns Up The Volume On Its Music Streaming: Launches Windows 8, iOS Apps; Inks Lenovo Deal; Now In 27 Markets
Rara.com, one of the newer of the music streaming services on the market launching in December 2011, is today amping up its service to better compete against the likes of Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, Deeze...
12:56 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch InstaSale: Chirpify Takes Its In-Stream Commerce Service To Instagram As Its Twitter Service Continues To Fly
Chirpify, the social commerce platform that launched six months ago as the only in-stream way to make purchases on Twitter, is now starting to spread its wings: today the company is announcing that it...
12:33 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Online Shoe Retailer Spartoo Marches On With 25 Million Series C, Led By Sofina, To Bolster European Growth
European online footwear and bag retailer, Spartoo -- the 'Zappos of Europe' -- has raised 25 million ($32.5 million) in Series C funding led by Belgian investment holding company Sofina. Existing inv...
11:24 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Payments Startup iZettle Expands Series B Of $31.4 Million, Adds American Express As Newest Investor As It Preps Launch In UK
Today iZettle, one of the several Square-like mobile payments companies in Europe, announced that it was expanding its Series B round of 25 million and adding American Express as its newest investor. ...
11:13 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia To Offer 750M ($979M) In Bonds To Service Debt And Prop Up Its Cash Position
Nokia's ongoing efforts to restructure and invest in a new direction for its mobile phone business is pushing the company into borrowing against its reserves: today the Finnish company said that it wo...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Memoto: The Discreet Camera That Records Your Life In 30-Second Intervals
It's inevitable, right? With cameras becoming ever smaller and storage becoming ever cheaper, there will come a day when all of our life's memories are digitally preserved. Memoto, a Stockholm-based s...
08:18 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Which One Of These Do I Have To Spill Water On To Make People Irrationally Start Buying $FB
Those eighteen words got a founder and I kicked off of the trading floor of the NYSE earlier this evening. Because, as we shuffed out of the Girls Who Code event held there earlier tonight, we looked ...
08:18 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Which One Of These Do I Have To Spill Water On To Make People Irrationally Start Buying $FB?
Those eighteen words got a founder and I kicked off of the trading floor of the NYSE earlier this evening. Because, as we shuffed out of the Girls Who Code event held there earlier tonight, we looked ...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Tely Labs Gets $15 Million In Funding From Comcast And Rogers To Refocus On The SMB Video Conferencing Market
Tely Labs has added new features to its conferencing suite and pitching its wide-angle video cameras up-market, to a new set of customers who might pay a little more than the average consumer. And it'...
05:49 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Rixty, The Cash-Based Payment Platform For Games, Takes Majority Investment From Friendster Owner MOL
Some consolidation afoot in the world on online payments coming at you, with a little blast from our social networking past. Rixty, a cash-based payment platform for games, virtual goods and other dig...
05:49 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch From Friendster Owner MOL Takes Majority Investment In Rixty, The Cash-Based Payment Platform For Games
Some consolidation afoot in the world on online payments coming at you, with a little blast from our social networking past. Rixty, a cash-based payment platform for games, virtual goods and other dig...
05:24 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Is Testing A Like And Star Button In Lieu Of Favorite. Isnt The Concept Of Like Already Broken?
I've never really been a fan of tapping a "Like" button on Facebook. Mostly because it doesn't always mean that I like something. I use that button as a way to say "hey I looked at this and it meant s...
04:21 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch The Photo-Sharing Wars Arent Over Yet. Snapchat And Cinemagram Are Quietly Blowing Up.
When Instagram's roughly $750 million sale to Facebook closed, it seemed that the photo-sharing chapter in mobile app history closed. Instagram had definitively won, while many startups like Mixed Med...
03:28 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Google News Gets Updated Search Results Layout With Click-To-Expand News Results Clusters, More Photos & Videos
Google just announced an update to Google News' search results pages that makes some changes to the popular news site's layout. Most importantly, Google News search now features click-to-expand news r...
03:01 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Pricing For The U.K.s First 4GLTE Network Announced: 4GEE Tariffs To Start At 36 For 500MB, Rising To 56 For 8GB
Pricing for the U.K.'s first 4G/LTE network has been revealed. The new 4GEE tariffs start at 36 per month for a plan with a mere 500MB of data, and rise to 56 for an 8GB plan. The 4GEE network, a join...
02:10 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Marissa Mayer Leads First Investor Call As Yahoo CEO With Emphasis On Hiring & Culture, Call For More Mobile Focus
In what is arguably her largest major public speaking appearance since taking over the CEO role at Yahoo this past summer, Marissa Mayer kicked off the third quarter conference call with investors and...
02:03 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Forrester: Windows 8 Will Just Stop The Shrinking Wont Take Hold Until 2014
Forrester Research analyst Frank Gillett predicts that Microsoft's Windows 8 will get off to a slow start in 2013, but will take hold in 2014. Windows 8, Gillett argues, will keep Microsoft relevant o...
01:13 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Welcome To The Beta: Windows 8 Will Succeed, Despite All The FUD
Microsoft is already screwing it up. Microsoft can't win. Windows 8 is sunk. Seriously: to read the headlines this last week you'd think Microsoft wasn't still one of the premier tech manufacturers in...
12:22 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Q3 Beats Expectations In Mayers First Full Quarter As CEO: $1.2B Revenue, Non-GAAP EPS $0.35
Yahoo today reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2012, its first full quarter with new CEO Marissa Mayer at the helm. Mayer is back at work full-time after taking a short maternity ...
12:09 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Marijuana Majority Website Highlights Celebs And Tech Leaders Who Support Pot Legalization
Successful people, not just "lazy stoners", want pot laws to change. That's the message of new website Marijuana Majority, which displays over 600 influencers including Peter Thiel, Sean Parker, Paul ...
12:04 am GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Techcrunch Square Is On An Engineering Hiring Blitz, Time To Fill Up That New Office
It's time to fill up that new Square office, and it looks like the company is looking to add a slew of new engineer-types. I follow a Twitter account that spits out new jobs in the San Francisco/Vall...
11:58 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Weather Puppy: Cloudy With A Chance Of Awww
What's better than checking the weather and finding out it's going to be a beautiful day? Checking the weather with adorable puppies on it, of course. A Miami based startup has just launched Weather P...
11:52 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Hulu Plus Coming To Windows 8, Featuring Multitasking Snap View And One-Touch Access To Shows From The Start Screen
Tablets and PCs sporting the new operating system will also have access to some broadcast TV content from Hulu Plus, as well. On the companys blog today, Hulu announced that it will be launching its W...
11:47 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Scientists Convicted Of Manslaughter For Failed Earthquake Warning
Seven Italian scientists have been convicted of manslaughter for failing to predict and warn residents of a deadly 2009 earthquake in the city of L'Aquila. The scientific panel of the Grand Commission...
10:52 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Research Shows Tablets Are For Games And Email, Mostly Used On Couch & In Bed
Google just published a new research paper that delves into the details of how tablet owners use their devices. Using diaries, in-home interviews and contextual inquiry observations, the company's res...
10:37 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch iPhone Becomes Mobile Device Of Choice For U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement
The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) office, part of the Department of Homeland Security, recently revealed that it will be adopting iOS devices from a variety of service providers for...
10:27 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch AWS EC2 Issues In North Virginia Affect Heroku, Reddit, Foursquare, Minecraft And Others Heroku Still Down
A small issue is affecting some instances of Amazon's Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) in North Virginia. In particular, the Elastic Block Store part seems to be down. All services hosted on Heroku's virtu...
10:27 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Update: Amazon Web Services Down In North Virginia Reddit, Pinterest, Airbnb, Foursquare, Minecraft And Others Affected
What started as a small issue affecting some instances of Amazon's Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) in North Virginia became a full-blown outage of AWS in North Virginia. Major services, such as Reddit, Fo...
10:10 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch In Recognition Of Its Efforts In Fighting Cybercrime, Facebook Donates $250,000 To University Of Alabama Using Money Acquired From Spammers
Facebook has donated $250,000 to theCenter for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Researchat theUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, in recognition of its efforts in tracking down the creators ...
10:10 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Donates $250,000 To University Of Alabama Using Money Acquired From Spammers
Facebook has donated $250,000 to theCenter for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Researchat theUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, in recognition of its efforts in tracking down the creators ...
10:10 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Donates $250,000 To The University of Alabama At Birmingham Using Money Acquired From Spammers
Facebook has donated $250,000 to theCenter for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Researchat theUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, in recognition of its efforts in tracking down the creators ...
09:58 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch SAY Media Rebrands ReadWriteWeb As ReadWrite, Redesigns, Hires Dan Fake Steve Jobs Lyons As Editor In Chief
I'm a fan of ReadWriteWeb, always have been, but other than not being able to pronounce the blog's name, I've always appreciated the technical and detailed analysis coming out of the brand. SAY Media ...
09:35 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Takes The Preview Label Off Its Updated Office Web Apps, Now Available For All SkyDrive Users
After a few months of public beta testing, Microsoft is taking the preview label of its updated Office Web Apps for SkyDrive today and making these new versions of its free web-based versions of Word,...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Streaming TV Startup Aereo Files Appeal In Network Case, Cites Cablevision Precedent
The legal battle between major broadcast networks and TV startup Aereocontinues to unwind, as Aereo has filed a brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. According to the 8...
09:20 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch With MassPay, Dwolla Takes On PayPal By Offering Lower Fees, Support For More Recipients
Following a recent partnership with mFoundry which saw digital cash network Dwolla introducing more tools for banking partners, the startup is on the move again with the launch of a new service design...
09:02 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Square Signs Lease For New Office In San Francisco to Accommodate 1000+ Employees, Will Move In Mid-2013
Square has just announced plans for a new office in San Francisco. The mobile payments company, which is currently located in the Chronicle Building in downtown San Francisco, will only be moving a sh...
08:58 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Its Not The Size Of The iPad That Matters, Its The Motion Of The Ocean
Yes, we know that Apple is probably maybe releasing an iPad Mini soon. It's not an iPhone, but larger. It's not an iPad, but smaller. It's...the Mini.Prepare yourself for thousands of parodies about t...
08:47 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Smartphones Not Required Mobile Money On Feature Phones Is Hot In Emerging Markets
Mobile money is a big deal in emerging markets. When a farmer can simply SMS payment for a cow or two people can transact business by swapping airtime, that changes the entire dynamics of an economy. ...
08:44 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch 88% Of Teens Sexual Pics Reposted By Parasite Websites
It's no secret that the sexually explicit photos teens (stupidly) post online could be stolen, but a new study sheds light on how frequently such images are reposted. The Internet Watch Foundation fou...
08:19 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Poaches Former Google Exec Matt Derella As New Director Of Agency Business Development
According to AdAge, Twitter is taking this whole brand thing seriously, as it has hired away a prominent Googler, Matt Derella, to be its new Director of Agency Business Development.This is a huge dev...
08:17 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Remember When Timehop Got Better? The Time Machine For Your Social Updates Gets An iPhone App
New York-based startup Timehop is still digging through your old tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram photos to make you remember your past self. Originally, Timehop aggregated all this data and sent ...
08:05 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Mixbook Reveals Mosaic: An Easy-To-Use App For Making Photo Books From Your iPhone
Mosaic, the new app from Mixbookthat lets you create photo books right on your iPhone, is making its public debut today. The app is beginning to roll outto those who had previously requested early acc...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Video Conferencing Startup Blue Jeans Network Adds LinkedIn Integration
By integrating with LinkedIn, Blue Jeans will allow users to use their social network credentials to sign in. Once they've connected, other users they are video conferencing with will be able to see t...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Mixpanel Launches Engage, Allowing Businesses To Send Analytics-Driven Messages To Their Customers
Mixpanel, an analytics startup that was incubated by Y Combinator and backed by Andreessen Horowitz (among others), is announcing a new product called Engage, which co-founder Suhail Doshi described a...
07:57 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Bill Gates: Windows 8 Is Key To Where Personal Computing Is Going
Microsoft co-founder and current chairman Bill Gates recently sat down with the editor of Microsoft's own Next blog Steve Clayton to talk about Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and the Surface tablet. Unsur...
07:32 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Bleu Flamme Custom Shirt Site Now Offers 3D Models Of Your Lumpen, Misshapen Torso
Another day, another improved interface for the selection and creation of men's dress clothing. Bleu Flamme, a custom shirt site that we covered a year ago, has just updated their ordering system to a...
07:11 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Flurry Examines App Loyalty: News & Communication Apps Top Charts, Personalization Apps See High Churn
Mobile app analytics firm Flurry has released an updated version of one of its most popular research reports, first published three years ago. In the prior report, Mobile Apps: Money, Models and Loyal...
07:10 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Twilio For Education Data, Clever, Lands $3M From Kevin Rose, Mike Maples & Ashton Kutcher, Now In 2K Schools
Clever, a graduate of Y Combinator's most recent batch of startups, launched in late June to bring a bit of Twilio's vision to education. During their time at Y Combinator, the accelerator's co-founde...
07:01 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Event Preview: iPad Minis And Retina MacBook Pros And iMacs And Mac Minis, Oh My!
Apple has an event planned for Tuesday, set for 10 AM Pacific in San Jose. It's got something to do with the iPad mini, to be sure, but there's tons of other stuff also rumored to be making an appeara...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Cloudyn Launches Free Tool For Making Sense of Amazon EC2 Reserved Instance Costs
Today cloud cost management company Cloudyn announced a new free service for calculating costs of Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances. Reserved Instances are sort of like cloud instances that you pay a reta...
06:46 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Sharing But With Privacy In Mind: Mozilla Launches Social API For Firefox, Facebook Messenger First Service To Integrate For Beta Testing
Interesting development today in the browser wars, with the latest battlefield being who is best positioned to guard users' privacy. Mozilla today announced that it has started to test new social func...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 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 over Skype 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 anythin...
06:21 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Making Music Together: SoundTracking Debuts New Spotify App With Instagram Integration And Playlists
Today, the relationship between social music startup SoundTracking and Spotify became a little more harmonious: the startup from Schematic Labs is the latest to launch an app for Spotify, making it th...
06:11 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Icenium Cloud For Mobile App Development Seeks To Replace Visual Studio and Eclipse
Telerik has developed a service called Iceniumto automate the otherwise tedious task of using traditional integrated development environments (IDE) for mobile app development....
06:10 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Carrier-Led Mobile Payments Venture Isis Launches In Austin & Salt Lake City
As previously rumored, the carrier-led mobile payments venture known as Isis has officially launched in its first two test markets today: Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah. In those regions, Andr...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Romneys New Facebook App Knows Which Friends Are Most Influential
Election-mania has driven more than 60% of Facebook users to engage civically or politically on the social network. Yet, most political posts won't be seen by undecided voters in battleground states, ...
05:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Debuts Skype For Windows 8: Offers Modern Design, Live Tiles & Focus On Tight Windows 8 Integration
Days ahead of its official release, Microsoft has announced a new version of Skype built especially for Windows 8. The app is being made available in the Windows Store, and once installed, it will dis...
05:33 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung To Cut The Cord, End LCD Panel Supply Relationship With Apple
Samsung told The Korea Times on Monday that it will end its LCD panel supply relationship with Apple as of next year. That's according to a "senior Samsung source" who declined to be identified, citin...
05:32 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Post Seed Funding, MOVE Guides Releases Its Public Beta For Globetrotting Movers
We covered MOVE Guides when they announced their initial 400,000 seed funding. Now they are launching their public beta designed so address something we've seen very few startups tackle: international...
05:24 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Redbeacon Home Services Marketplace Launches Android App, Refocuses On Mobile
Home services marketplace Redbeacon has come a long way since it's inception at TC50. They've raised a total of $7.4 million, were acquired by Home Depot, and have made the difficult transition to mob...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Vidyo Takes On Polycom By Launching Browser-Based Telepresence And A $750 Executive Desktop System
In the ultra-competitive video conferencing market, Vidyo is announcing some stuff today which will blow away the competition and will provide new, best-in-class tools for users who want to do video c...
04:17 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Adobe Online Ad Report: Google CPCs Decline 10% As Facebook Brand Engagement Surges 896%; iOS Conversion Rates ~2X Androids
The latest Adobe Digital Index report into online advertising for Q3 underscores the twin challenges facing Google: mobile and social. While search advertising maintained steady growth in the U.S., U....
04:17 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Does The World Need More Social Media Analytics? Kima Ventures Invests 100K In ShoorK
I'm not sure the world is crying out for more social media analytics, but France-based Kima Ventures obviously thinks it is. Today, the early-stage VC fund owned by Xavier Niel and Jeremie Berrebi, ha...
04:11 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Tictail Secures 1.2M For Its Super Simple Store Creator
In recent times we've seen the rise of super-simple sites which make the creation of content or the ability to sell something as easy as possible. Sites like CheckThis, Tumblr, Shoply and Etsy have ma...
04:07 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Outbrain Adds Self-Service To Its Content Discovery Platform, Now The Long Tail Of Smaller Brands Can Use It, Too
Outbrain, the well-funded, well-connected content discovery platform, today is announcing a new chapter in its business, which also points to how recommendation and referral services, already used wid...
04:07 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Outbrain Adds Self-Service To Its Content Discovery Platform: Now The Long Tail Of Smaller Brands Can Use It, Too
Outbrain, the well-funded, well-connected content discovery platform, today is announcing a new chapter in its business, which also points to how recommendation and referral services, already used wid...
03:51 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Apple To Highlight iPads Educational Value At Tuesdays iPad Mini Event
Apple executives will put the spotlight on the iPad's educational value tomorrow at its planned San Jose event, according to a new report. Businessweek cites "a person with knowledge of the planning" ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Paid Task App Gigwalk Raises $6M From August Capital, Greylock; Expands Deal With Microsoft
Gigwalk, a mobile app that allows users to get assigned basic gigs or jobs from companies via their location, has raised $6 Million in Series A venture funding from August Capital with existing invest...
02:01 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch TBG: Facebooks Q3 Ad Growth Was Down To Mobile And News Feed; In US, Mobile Ads Clicked 23X More Than Desktop Options
Q3 is the first full quarter that Facebook has been offering businesses the ability to buys ads across all of its mobile user base, and according to the latest quarterly report from ad agency TBG Digi...
01:32 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch BlackBerry 10: RIM To Run Developer Events In 11 Cities To Focus On Building Enterprise Apps
As it ramps up to the launch of devices running its next-gen OS in Q1 next year, RIM has announced a new series of BlackBerry developer events focused on its traditional user-base by helping enterpris...
12:47 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Ancestry.com Agrees To $1.6 Billion Buyout Led By European Private Equity Firm Permira, Says WSJ
Genealogy website Ancestry.com -- which filed for an IPO back in 2009 -- has agreed to be acquired by an investor group led by European private equity firm Permira in a deal said to be worth about $1....
12:47 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Ancestry.com Agrees To $1.6 Billion Cash Buyout Led By European Private Equity Firm Permira, Eyes New Geographies
Genealogy website Ancestry.com -- which filed for an IPO back in 2009 -- has agreed to be acquired by an investor group led by European private equity firm Permira in a deal said to be worth about $1....
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch London VC Love-In: Index, Balderton, Eden, Passion Capital & Others Holding Joint Office Hours This Week
A bit like waiting for a London bus, you wait forever to pitch a London VC, and then nine turn up at once. In what appears to be somewhat unprecedented, and perhaps signals a new era of co-operation, ...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Rent The Runway Turns Customers Into Models With New Search Feature
Rent The Runway, a Netflix for designer clothes, accessories and jewelry, is debuting a new way for women to search for designs to rent on the site....
07:00 am GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Backed or Whacked: Kick the Cook
Companies keep trying to affix touchscreens to our refrigerators and develop more infomercial-friendly variations of the blender, but the kitchen still remains a relatively low-tech sanctuary. Even as...
05:47 am GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Getting Started With The Raspberry Pi Is Not As Easy As Pie
The super low cost computer called the Raspberry Pi is mind-blowing and awesome. As TechCrunch recently reported, the $25 to $35 mini computer on a circuit board is designed to give kids around the gl...
05:33 am GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Urwerk UR-210 Watch Hands-On: Its An Extremely Expensive Exercise Reminder
Luxury Swiss watch maker Urwerk is among the few top watch brands that can excite both gadget lover and traditional watch enthusiast alike. Their secret is consistently pushing forward in terms of mod...
05:19 am GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter Record Breaker, USA Underwear Maker Flint And Tinder Gets $850K Seed Round From Zappos Tony Hsieh, Lerer And David Tisch
Hold on to your pants: the rush to fund innovative fashion companies that are building out their businesses online continues apace.Flint and Tinder, a maker of premium, made-in-the-USA men's underwear...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Beyond Their 10 Blue Links, Googles And Bings Search Strategies Diverge
Not too long ago, Google and Bing seemed fully focused on adding as many social features to their search engines as possible. For Google, that meant adding lots of Google+ features and for Bing i...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch PSA: The Dot In Your Gmail Address Doesnt Matter
Somewhere out there, a woman named Sarah Perez is probably very frustrated by technology. No, not me, a different Sarah Perez. She signs up at websites to receive information, and it never comes. Frie...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch Defining A Growth Hacker: Building Growth Into Your Team
In this series titled Defining a growth hacker, I will be exploring the meaning and practical application of growth hacking through a number of interviews with prominent growth hackers. This is the fo...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Techcrunch VCs Dont Like Content: Here Are Three Reasons Why
In Silicon Valley, there's a widespread belief that VCs don't invest in content businesses.Here are 3 reasons - based on my experience with Hyperink - why investors hesitate to invest in content-heavy...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Techcrunch Post-Facebook IPO: What VCs Are Looking For In The Next Great Social Network
Editors note: Joe Medved, a partner at SoftBank Capital, focuses on early-stage consumer and enterprise mobile, social marketing, gaming, and commerce investments. He serves on the boards of BestVendo...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Techcrunch Iterations: The Harsh Realities Of iOS App Distribution
In this post, Im going to try illuminate a tactical problem many application developers face, but unfortunately, I must claim upfront that I dont know if any solution exists without a fundamental chan...
08:59 pm GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Techcrunch Happy 2nd Birthday Windows Phone 7: This Is Your Life
Windows Phone 7, Microsoft's big return to the smartphone stage after Windows Mobile's gradual decline and demise, turns two today, according to a tweet by Joel Belfiore, Microsoft's head of Windows P...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Techcrunch Where My Rights End And Yours Begin
The boundaries of our personal rights have been summed up concisely in the observation that they end where those of others begin. And this is a perfectly good lamp by which to guide our actions in man...
07:21 pm GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Techcrunch Google Reportedly Revealing 10-inch Nexus And 3G-Capable Nexus 7 Tablets At Upcoming Event
According to a new report from The Next Web today, Google is readying a number of new devices for announcement at the event it recently announced for October 29, including new Nexus tablet hardware an...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Techcrunch Why VCs Will Continue To Invest In Big Data Startups For Many Years To Come
This week, Splice Machine raised $4 million to develop its SQL Engine for big data apps. MongoHQ raised $6 million for its database as a service. A third startup, Bloomreach, announced $25 million in ...
06:45 pm GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Techcrunch Pre-Orders For AT&T Windows Phone 8 HTC And Nokia Handsets Begin At Best Buy
Best Buy started accepting pre-orders today for the AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X Windows Phone devices. Pricing details are also now available, with the Lunia 920 available for $149.99 on a new...
06:20 pm GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon HTC DLX, HTCs First North American Phone With 1080p 5-Inch Display, Reportedly Caught On Camera
Last week, we got a peek at HTC's J Butterfly Japan-only Android phone, with a huge 1080p 5-inch display that manages a crazy 440ppi pixel density, and today, Android Central is claiming a new North A...
05:44 pm GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Techcrunch Analyst Puts iPad Mini Build Cost At $195, Pricing Said To Start At $329 For 40% Gross Margin
a couple of new reports that surfaced this weekend shed a little more light on what we might expect with iPad mini pricing. KGI Securities analysts Ming-Chi Kuo has an early look at the likely bill-of...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Techcrunch How Bodyform Made Period Hell Funny On Facebook And Clocked Up More Than Two Million YouTube Views In The Process
The holy grail of online marketing is a viral video campaign. And for good reason. Corporate 'design by committee' marketing departments aren't known for their Olympic-style archery skills for hitting...
04:41 pm GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Techcrunch Apples 5th Gen iPod Touch And 7th Gen iPod Nano Shipping Times Improve
Apple's new iPod touch and iPod nano, announced alongside the iPhone 5 at an event last month, saw their shipping times improve over the weekend, from an expected two week shipping timeframe to 5-7 bu...
09:00 am GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Techcrunch Defining A Growth Hacker: Growth Is Not A Marketing Strategy
In this series titled Defining a growth hacker, I will be exploring the meaning and practical application of growth hacking through a number of interviews with prominent growth hackers. This is the th...
06:14 am GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Techcrunch A Quarter Of Japanese eCommerce Giant Rakutens $5BYear Revenue Is Mobile, And Its Growing 3-400% YY
Today, at Y Combinator's Startup School at Stanford University, Rakuten Founder and CEO Hiroshi Mikitani took the stage to talk about the company's culture, acquisitions and its crazy growth over the ...
06:00 am GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Techcrunch Soft Core: Why Do Sex Toy Makers Have Such Horrible Videos?
We wrote about Vibease back in early September and I called it the long-distance relationship you've always wanted. Since, LovePalz (with his and her's toys) has launched, along with quite a few other...
02:59 am GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks EMEA Head Joanna Shields Is Leaving To Become CEO Of Londons Tech City Silicon Valley Effort
Surprising news for a Saturday evening in London. Joanna Shields, the vice president of Facebook's European, Middle East and Africa operations, is leaving the company to become the chief executive of ...
02:59 am GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Techcrunch Another Facebook Exec Out: EMEA Head Joanna Shields Is Now CEO Of Londons Tech City Effort. Marketing VP Carolyn Everson Takes On More Reports
Another post-IPO executive departure for Facebook, this time on the international front. Joanna Shields, the vice president and managing director of Facebook's Europe, Middle East and Africa operation...
02:32 am GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Techcrunch If The Health Care Industry Married Silicon Valley, Theyd Have Babies Named Cure
I just got back to San Francisco from the 15-year celebration of LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation. It was an interesting time to be in Austin, as most of the world is still shell-shocked fro...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Techcrunch Language Learning Platform Busuu Raises 3.5M Series A Round, Moves to London To Scale Up
Busuu - the language learning community offering largely free audio-visual online courses - has been playing has been boostrapping away relentlessly for a few years and only last year raised an Angel ...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Spring
I read the news today oh boy. Well actually, I didnt. In a realtime Twitter world where everything looks like news, none of it is. The Steve Jobs anniversary stories are just one measure of this logja...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Techcrunch Is Your Game Crowd-Ready?
Several people have contacted me and asked whether such-and-such a game would work with crowdfunding, or whole sectors. Could educational games benefit from crowdfunding, for example. Or what about ga...
11:59 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks First Server Cost $85Month
At Startup School today in the Memorial Auditorium at Stanford University, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke to Y Combinator founder Paul Graham about the early days of Facebook. He re...
11:56 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch Zucks Advice To Startups: Listen To What Your Users Want, Both Qualitatively And Quantitatively
Facebook didn't guess that users wanted to share photos. It learned it, Mark Zuckerberg explained in his talk at Y Combinator Startup School. "We really listened to what our users wanted, both qualita...
11:56 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch Zucks Advice To Startups: Explore Before You Commit, Listen, Build Something Fundamental, Dont Copy
Facebook didn't guess that users wanted to share photos. It learned it, Mark Zuckerberg explained in his talk at Y Combinator Startup School. "We really listened to what our users wanted, both qualita...
11:51 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch Zuckerberg: Facebook Started Out As A Hobby And A Project, Not A Company
Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at Y Combinator's annual Startup School event this morning for a one-on-one conversation with Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham. It was his second major sit-down, on-s...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch How to Make It in America 7 Tips To Help Your Startup Enter The U.S. Market
Editors note: Steli Efti is the Co-Founder/Chief Hustler of ElasticSales and an advisor to several startups and entrepreneurs. You can follow Steli on Twitter here. Selling to the U.S. market can be a...
10:30 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch Book Review: Mr. Penumbras 24-Hour Bookstore
Robin Sloan is the kind of guy who write a book like this one. He's a writer and "media inventor" which seems to be a lofty term for "cool guy who gets the Internet and understands that discourse need...
10:02 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch Endearing Hows Your News? Goes The ECommerce Route With $5 Downloads
How's Your News began 15 years ago when a set of developmentally disabled adults hopped on a bus and travelled around the country interviewing folks on the street. The mixture of charm, astuteness, an...
09:27 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal Here Gets Its First U.S. Retail Deal; Now Sold At AT&T Stores
On eBay's earnings call this past week, CEO John Donahoe revealed that the company's Square competitor, PayPal Here, had landed its first U.S. retail deal. PayPal Here is now being sold at 1,800 AT...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch 10 Reasons Why Windows 8 Will Do Just Fine In The Work World
There are any number of good reasons why Windows 8 will do just fine in the work world. But in today's market, success is not guaranteed, especially as PC sales continue to slide. Gartner Research re...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch The Second Billion Smartphone Users
I speak with little fear of contradiction when I tell you this is the first TechCrunch article posted from Myanmar aka Burma. Only a few years ago the Internet here was both tightly censored and insan...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch Dublin Web Summit Picks SmartThings Out Of 100-Strong Startup Competition
Well, many have travelled but few will make the end. SmartThings won the Dublin Web Summit startup competition this week beating off the other three finalists Vibease, Ovelin and Tictail and winning 1...
09:00 am GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch Brewster: The Smart Contacts App That Wants To Rule Them All, Now Conquering Europe, Too
Brewster, the relationship-centric iOS address book app that went live in the U.S. in July with some fanfare (and a little controversy for good measure), is picking up some more steam.On the heels of ...
05:51 am GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch Dissecting The Sony Nexus X, The Fake That Launched A Thousand Stories
So hey, remember that Sony Nexus X image that made the rounds earlier this week? The one that more than a few commentors called a hoax after I ran a story about it? Well, the skeptics among you were r...
04:40 am GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch Qwikis Next Move: Mobile-Only; Web App To Transition To A Pro Tool
TechCrunch Disrupt winner Qwiki appears to be shifting its focus, from a web-based creation tool to mobile-only....
04:07 am GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch Waze Is The Only App To Gain Meaningful Marketshare After Apple Maps Fail, Onavo Finds
The poor reception for Apple's new maps app temporarily boosted usage for other map applications, but it didn't actually increase longer-term marketshare for any of them -- except for one. Israel's Wa...
03:53 am GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch Is Twitter Starving Pheed? New Social Network Says Its Twitter Connect Got Cut Off
Pheed -- the celeb-fuelled social networking site that has gone a bit viral in the last few days -- may be going on a diet. ...
02:52 am GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch NYC Invests $12M To Provide Free Fiber Build-Out To 240 Startups
The city of New York has just launched the ConnectNYC Fiber Challenge to help small NY-based companies get a free high speed fiber build-out in their offices. In order to win the prize, you have to su...
02:19 am GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg To Speak Tomorrow At Y Combinator Startup School
Mark Zuckerberg has been understandably very busy in the months since he took Facebook public -- closing and integrating the billion dollar Instagram acquisition, overhauling Facebook's mobile strateg...
01:31 am GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch Oh No, Not Again: GoDaddy Recovers From Extended Email Outage
GoDaddy's email service experienced an extended outage this morning, affecting a portion of its customer base. The outage took down the email systems beginning around 7:00 AM ET (estimated) this morni...
01:28 am GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch In Paywalls We Trust: How The Magazine Industry Can Weather The Coming Digital Transition
Newsweek, the magazine that wasn't U.S. News & World Report or Time, is going completely digital and will offer something called Newsweek Global in place of its international selection of paper ti...
01:08 am GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch You Are Old Now, Says GOGs Massive Interplay Games Sale, But Thats Okay
GOG (formerly known as Good Old Games) is having a huge Interplay sale that gives you 32 games for $34.99 (or more), or anywhere between $13.95 and $34.99 for 20 titles, or 8 games for whatever you wa...
12:15 am GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch How To Choose Your Startup Idea
Tomorrow hundreds will meet up for Startup School, YCs annual event for gutsy hackers thinking about founding a company. Its one of my favorite events, and this years attendees will get to hear from e...
12:14 am GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Techcrunch Build Your Own Dark Paper Craft Gods With Foldable.Me
I've been avoiding writing about Foldable.Me for a while because I find the process of paper craft to be in the realm of obsessive hobbies that require a degree of intensity and sufficiently unsweaty ...
11:47 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Snail Mail Election Fail: 21% Of Absentee Ballots Not Counted
A new report finds that 1 in 5 requested absentee mail-in election ballots never got counted in 2008, recommending that voters instead turn to polling places with electronic voting machines. So-called...
11:28 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch With New Funding In Place, Ride-Sharing Service SideCar Prepares To Launch In Seattle
Ride sharing isnt just for San Francisco anymore. Fresh on the heels of securing $10 million in new funding, SideCar is ready to start its expansion into new markets. In an email sent to the SideCar c...
11:22 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Officially Begins Shutting Down Questions Product
It was no Quora. Today Facebook finally confirmed it is retiring Questions, which originally launched in July 2010. The option to share a poll with friends is being removed the news feed publisher. It...
11:22 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Officially Begins Shutting Down Questions Product, May Refocus On Search
It was no Quora. Today Facebook finally confirmed it is retiring Questions, which originally launched in July 2010. The option to share a poll with friends is being removed from the news feed publishe...
11:18 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Apsalars Mobile Analytics Can Now Track The Effectiveness Of Facebooks New App Ads
San Francisco-based mobile analytics startup Apsalar got some plum access to Facebook's new ad network for promoting mobile apps. The company can now help developers see in real-time how their spendin...
10:36 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook VP: We Pivoted To Create The Right Mobile Experience First, The Desktop Can Catch Up Later
"Since the start of this year, if you turned up at a product review and showed anything other than mobile at the start or for the bulk of the presentation, you'd be asked to go back and do it again" s...
10:33 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Knowledge Graph Now Explains Connections Between Your Query And Items In People Also Search For Section
Google just announced a small but interesting update to its Knowledge Graph panels. Instead of just showing you a list of related items that other people also searched for, hovering over these icons n...
10:22 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch ShoutEm Launches A Simple Native iPad App Builder
Back in August ShoutEm launched a way for to easily create HTML5 apps that can be viewed in any mobile web browser. Now it's launched a native iPad app builder within its mobile app creator. This mean...
10:13 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Google Ventures Hires Its First Designers In Residence, Stanfords Caroline OConnor And Xbox Designer Brian Yeung
In what it describes as another effort to make its portfolio companies better at design, Google Ventures is announcing a new Designer in Residence program.The firm had already created a Design Studio ...
10:01 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch DoubleTwist Adds Facebook & Twitter Sharing, Now Lets Your Friends Listen, Too
DoubleTwist, the popular desktop and mobile alternative to iTunes, has just launched a social sharing feature which allows its users to post what they're listening to on Facebook or Twitter. Alongside...
09:58 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Jeff Bezos: The Smart People Change Their Minds
Amazon.com Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos stopped by the 37 Signals office yesterday and offered some wise thoughts about strategy. His views are especially refreshing in a time when people who change the...
09:41 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Put Instagram In Your Macs Menu Bar With Instabar
I'm a sucker for OS X menu bar applications, and I'm also a big fan of browsing Instagram as a way to break up the day. Now, those two things come together in a single convenient package with Instabar...
09:16 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Not From The Onion: Minnesota Bans Stanfords Unauthorized Free Online Education
This story of government overreach is so outrageous that we have to re-iterate that it is, in fact, real: the State of Minnesota has banned popular free online education site, Coursera, and has sent w...
09:08 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Just Solved A Major Pain, Now Translates Its @ Mentions To Correct Twitter Usernames In Tweets
There's nothing worse than mentioning someone on Instagram when their username is different from their Twitter name. If you tweet the image, then the username doesn't properly sync up. The team has fi...
08:46 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches YouTube Campaigns To Help Its 10K Nonprofit Partners Promote Their Goals
Over the years, YouTube has grown into way more than a place to upload cat videos. In a way, it's become a new breed of "television" that lets people interact with the things they care about. This cou...
08:46 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches YouTube Campaigns To Help Its 18K Nonprofit Partners Promote Their Goals
Over the years, YouTube has grown into way more than a place to upload cat videos. In a way, it's become a new breed of "television" that lets people interact with the things they care about. This cou...
08:44 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: A New Samsung Chromebook #TechCrunch
Google had a big day yesterday, for better and for worse. However, one of the most exciting stories to come out of yesterday was Google's unveiling of a brand new, $249 Samsung Chromebook. Samsung's n...
08:40 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Announces Heavily Discounted Office 365 University Edition For Students, $80 For 4 Years
Over 22 million students currently use Microsoft's Office 365 for Education online services, but today, the company is also announcing a new - and highly discounted - version of Office 365 for student...
08:28 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Web Music Playlist Creator Musicplayr Grabs 500,000 In Seed Funding, Launches To Public
Berlin-based music startup Musicplayr, which offers a service that allows users to collect and listen to songs from YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo, DailyMotion and music blogs, is now exiting its private ...
08:19 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch LGs Rumored Nexus 4 Gets Caught On Film Again, Ahead Of Potential October 29 Unveiling
Considering the sheer volume of leaks and information floating around right now, it's becoming more and more clear that the so-called LG Nexus 4 is the real deal. In case you didn't already have enoug...
08:05 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Gadget Maker PCH Internationals 2011 FY Results: Revenue Up 72% To $720M, Driven By Smartphone, Tablet Demand
Chinese manufacturing company PCH International has announced its 2011 full year results -- reporting a big rise in revenue and record profits off the back of strong demand for smartphones, tablets an...
07:58 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Despite Legal Risks, FundersClub Raises Massive $6M Seed Round To Turn The Crowd Into Venture Capitalists
If you need more proof that FundersClub wants to radically change startup funding by letting non-VCs invest, it just closed a $6 million seed round, the largest ever from a YCcompany. There are still ...
07:58 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Despite Legal Questions, FundersClub Raises Massive $6M Seed Round To Turn The Crowd Into Venture Capitalists
If you need more proof that FundersClub wants to radically change funding by letting non-VCs invest, it just closed a $6 million seed round, the largest ever from a YC company. There are still questio...
07:58 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch To Turn The Crowd Into Venture Capitalists, FundersClub Raises $6M Seed Round Biggest In YC History
If you need more proof that FundersClub wants to radically change funding by letting non-VCs invest, it just closed a $6 million seed round, the largest ever from a YC company. There are still questio...
07:30 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Responsa Is Disqus For Company FAQs
Responsa is a tool for adding interactive FAQs (frequently asked questions) to your company website through an embedded widget.That sounded more like a feature than a business to me -- after all, help...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Source: iPad Mini Will Hit Stores And Ship To Early Buyers November 2
Apple's iPad mini is almost certainly set to be announced next week at an event in San Jose Tuesday, and we're now hearing that it will ship a week and a half after that unveiling. November 2 is the s...
06:34 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Binder Reviews On Amazon.com Fill With Romney-Related Comments
OK, it's no Three Wolf Moon t-shirt, but it's still pretty funny. Following Mitt Romney's commentabout "binders full of women" at this week's presidential debate, the customer review sections for vari...
06:20 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Wedding Startup Appy Couple Raises $1.2 Million Led By ff Venture Capitals John Frankel
As you may have noticed in the last year, catering online services to women (especially wedding services) has turned out to be a big hit in Startup land. And one of the earlier companies out of the ga...
05:58 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch AppsBuilder Raises 1.5 Million To Expand Its Cross-Platform Development Tool
Italian startup and cross-platform development solution AppsBuilder today announced a 1.5 million (just shy of $2 million U.S.) venture funding round, led by Italian angel investors Massimiliano Magri...
05:52 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch One Kings Lane Launches First Digital Catalog With Catalog Spree Partnership
E-commerce startup One Kings Lane is one of the first flash sales sites to partner up with a digital catalog company - in its case, the startup is joining forces with Catalog Spree, which lets shopper...
05:10 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook, Microsoft Helping U.K. Government Select And Train A New Generation Of Computer Science Teachers
The U.K. government is trying to fix the problem of poor IT teaching in schools -- flagged up as a problem by Google's Schmidt last year -- and today it's announced measures to equip a new generation ...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Is DataHugs Social CRM App Turning Into The VCs Secret Weapon?
A lot of people are going after something that's been dubbed the social CRM - companies like the much written about Brewster for instance. But there is more than one way to skin a cat, and the CRM spa...
04:28 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Hits The Oregon Trail To Seek Out Greater Data Center Capacity, Likely Wont Die Of Dysentery
Apple has reportedly begun work on a huge new data center facility in Prineville, Oregon, according to local reports from the Oregonian (as spotted this morning by Wired). The first phase of the proje...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Self-Serve Ad Platform SiteScout Now Has 5,000 Customers, $20M In Revenue
Digital ad startup SiteScout has mostly stayed out of the tech press for the past couple of years, but the company says it has been growing quickly in that time, and now it's ready to share some of th...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch TrendSpottr Partners With Salesforce, Looks To Identify Trends In Any Corporate Data Stream
Toronto-based startup TrendSpottr today announced a new partnership with Salesforce that will see its product made available to the larger company's customers directly through the Salesforce Marketing...
03:27 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Theres A 3G Samsung Chromebook Coming Soon And Its Just $329
Wait! Belay that order for the $249 Samsung Chromebook! There's a 3G model coming and it's just $329. That's a great deal.For some reason Samsung and Google did not announce this upcoming model alongs...
02:35 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Tipping Point For The Touchscreen: Tablet Ad Spend Will Outweigh Smartphone Spend This Holiday Season, Says M&C Saatchi
With all eyes on an Apple event next week that many think will reveal a new, smaller iPad, the ad agency M&C Saatchi has come out with some compelling numbers that point to how tablets are overtak...
02:25 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo To Pull Out Of Korean Search By The End Of The Year, Its First Asian Market Exit
Yahoo has announced plans to close its Korean business by the end of the year. In a statement the company described the move as part of ongoing efforts to streamline operations and realign its global ...
02:23 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Interview With Reddit Troll, Violentacrez, On Anderson Cooper [Video]
Notorious smut peddler, "Violentacrez", gave his first Interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper last night. After beingoutedby Gawker last week, the 49-year-old softspoken software engineer has lost his j...
01:01 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Raspberry Pi Mini Computer: Tiny $35$25 Price-Tag Could Be Squeezed A little Lower But Dont Expect Sub-$20 Pi
How low could the Raspberry Pi mini computer's price-tag go in future? Eben Upton, founder of the not-for-profit Raspberry Pi Foundation and the man behind the Pi's design, says that while he can't en...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch VCs Put $6.5B In 890 Companies In Q3 2012; Total Dollars And Deal Volume Both Down
Venture capitalists invested $6.5 billion in 890 deals in the third quarter of 2012, according to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association (bas...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Blackboard: With Both Co-founders Now Gone, Its The End Of An Era For The Education Software Giant
This week, in a letter addressed to "The Education Community," Michael Chasen stepped down as the CEO of edtech software giant, Blackboard. In a way, it's the end of an era. Whether or not it was an "...
06:28 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Used By 30% Of U.S. High Schools, Parchment Lands $23.5M To Bring Transcripts & Student Data Online
While education is becoming increasingly attractive to investors, there's still a lot of uncertainty in the space and companies with viable business models, revenue growth and substantial user bases r...
04:01 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Health, Yes! Startup Health Launches An AngelList For Healthtech Investors, Startups & Innovators
If you don’t know about Startup Health and you’re a healthtech investor or entrepreneur (or at all interested in the space, you need to rectify that. After all, as evidenced by the launch ...
03:35 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Google Adds 25 Million New Building Footprints To Google Maps On Desktop And Mobile
Google just announced that it has added 25 million new building footprints to Google Maps. Most of the company's recent announcement around mapping had to do with flashy updates like 3D maps and build...
03:20 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Mozilla Opens Its Firefox For Android Marketplace To Developers And Early Adopters
Mozilla just launched the latest Aurora version of Firefox for Android and with this, the organization is also opening the Firefox Marketplace to early adopters and testers. The Firefox Marketplace is...
03:07 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch French Law Endangers Googles Very Existence, Threatens Country-Wide News Boycott
What happens if Google boycotts an entire country's news content? We might get to witness such a trade war if Google excludes French news from its search results because of a proposed law that require...
01:52 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Goalbook Nabs $915K From NewSchools & More To Help Teachers Transform Special Education
When it graduated from Imagine K12's edtech accelerator last year, Goalbook was tapping into the excitement over technology's ability to personalize learning by embarking on a mission to give every st...
01:01 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Google CEO Larry Page Puts Focus On Multiscreen Experiences With Chrome, Google+ And Advertising
Google CEO Larry Page spent a good portion of his time on today's Google company earnings call to talk about multiscreen opportunities, and how Google is addressing them. He said that just as with sea...
12:48 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Larry Page To Googles Investors: You Should All Run Out And Buy The Nexus 7 For $199
During its Q3 2012 earnings call, Google's Larry Page, whose voice still sounded very hoarse and is clearly not back to where it was before a year ago, used the first couple of minutes of the call to ...
12:47 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Backed By Floodgate, SV Angel & Others, M.dot Launches iOS App For Building Mobile Websites From Your iPhone
M.dot, a startup offering small businesses a way to manage their mobile presence, beginning with mobile websites, has launched. The company is backed by $700,000 in seed funding, having recently close...
12:42 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Mobile Run Rate Is Now $8 Billion, Up From $2.5 Billion A Year Ago
In Google's earnings call today, the search giant's CEO and co-founder Larry Page revealed that its mobile run rate is now $8 billion. That's up from $2.5 billion a year ago. That's a pretty hefty lif...
12:34 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch ThinkNear CEO Talks About Post-Acquisition Potential, Credits TechStars NY
On Wednesday, Telenav bought Techstars NY grad ThinkNear for $22.5 million, making it the largest Techstars exit to date. This comes a bit later in the year of mobile ad exits, including Millennial Me...
12:28 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch GitHub Goes Down With Major Disruption From DDoS Attack
GitHub is down again for the second time in the span of a monthm this time from a Denial of Service Attack.Here's their most recent status update:"We are experiencing issues due to a DDOS attack, wor...
12:25 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Goes Down, Adding To Googles Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
I bet Google is having a worse day than you are. First it was its earnings being leaked by its printer. Then it was a product announcement that leaked before its embargo. And now, YouTube is down. Rig...
12:25 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Goes Down For A Few Minutes, Bored Blogger Writes 50 Words Or So About It
I bet Google is having a worse day than you are. First it was its earnings being leaked by its printer. Then it was a product announcement that leaked before its embargo. And now, YouTube is down. Rig...
12:25 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Will Hold A Fiction Festival From November 28 To December 2
Twitter just announced that it's holding an online fiction festival that will run from November 28 to December 2. The announcement is being made on-stage at the New York Public Library, where Twitter'...
12:17 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Music Platform 7digital Nabs $10 Million In Funding To Expand Its Profitable Activities
7digital is one of the oldest player in the digital music industry. The London-based company announced today that it has raised $10 million from two public technology companies. Even though the compan...
12:14 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth Tires Of Critics, Moves Key Ubuntu Developments Out Of Public Eye
Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth says parts of Ubuntu 13.04 will be kept a secret, out of the public eye until its unveiling. The move, which he writes about on his blog, will sure to create a firestor...
12:14 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Canonicals Mark Shuttleworth Tires Of Critics, Moves Key Ubuntu Developments Out Of Public Eye
Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth says parts of Ubuntu 13.04 will be kept a secret, out of the public eye until its unveiling. The move, which he writes about on his blog, will sure to create a firestor...
12:06 am GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Q1 2013 Earning Miss Expectations: $16.01B Revenue, Earnings Per Share Of $0.53
Microsoft just released its earnings for the company's first financial quarter of 2013. Microsoft posted revenues of $16.01 billion and earnings per share of $0.53. That's down from the company's Q4 2...
11:54 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Now In The Cloud, Digitization Company YesVideo Brings Your Old Home Movies To Facebook Timeline
YesVideo has made that sharing even easier, with Facebook integration that lets users post their vintage videos directly on their Timelines. With the integration, users will be able to title, time-sta...
11:50 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Validity Sensors Raising $20M From Qualcomm, TeleSoft To Bring Fingerprint Security To Mobile Payments
Validity Sensors, the San Jose-based maker of fingerprint scanning sensors and authentication technology, announced today that it has closed $10 million of a $20 million series E financing round. (It ...
11:36 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Burner App Raises Angel Round, Prepares To Become The Passbook For Mobile Privacy
Startup Ad Hoc Labs, creators of temporary phone number generator app Burner, today announced a new investment round of undisclosed quantity that includes some notable Silicon Valley angels like Dave ...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Ride-Sharing Service Lyft Adds A Waitlist, Cancellation Fee, And More Drivers To Meet Growing Demand
Lyft so popular you can barely catch a ride through the service anymore. Well, it's trying to solve that problem through a number of initiatives, including an increase in driver supply, as well as a f...
11:14 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google To Resume Trading At 3:20 ET, Posts Its Official Earnings Release
Google will resume trading at 3:20 PM EDT, reports Reuters.Google accidentally posted its Q3 2012 earnings earlier than expected today, thanks to a leakedSEC document. The company blamed financial pri...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, TwitSparks Davy Kestens Carves Out His Own Path
"In the Studio" continues this week by welcoming a young founder, originally from Europe, who started tinkering with computers a decade ago, taught himself programming languages, began working and con...
10:51 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Wants YOU (To Build Android Apps On Its Platform) So It Launched A New Android SDK And Dev Center
If Facebook's going to make money on mobile, it needs developers building social apps that send it content and buying ads. That's why making it easy to build Facebook-integrated apps is critical, and ...
10:25 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Study: On Facebook, Money Alone Cant Buy Political Popularity
Political campaigns are set to spend over $159 million online in 2012, and Facebook is happy to soak up the advertising binge. However, a first-of-its-kind experimental study finds that Facebook banne...
10:11 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Reaffirms Its Commitment To Stop Cyber Bullying With New Activist Page, Partnership With The Ad Council
Facebook just launched a new page in the Family Safety Center to help raise awareness during Bullying Prevention Month. It helps users navigate through different partners and all the specific actions ...
09:56 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch CompStak Knows Exactly How Much Your Office Should Cost, Raises $565K And Joins 500 Startups
CompStak'sdata is wildly valuable. Without paying a penny, its crowdsourced real estate info platform has compiled the rent, size, and more of 40% of Manhattan commercial leases over the last decade. ...
09:47 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches Promotions On Google Shopping, Enables Distribution To Google Offers & Maps On Android, Too
Amid the flurry of prematurely posted Google earnings and Chromebook launches, Google also announced a new feature for merchants today: promotions. These promotions can be added to retailers' product ...
09:46 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google To Launch For Everyone Ad Campaign Around New Chromebooks, Expands Best Buy Partnership To 500 Stores
When Google announced the new $249 Chromebooks from Samsungthis morning, the big message was that these computers are "for everyone." If that sounds like a marketing slogan, well, that's exactly what ...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Subscription Commerce Startup Beauty Army Adds Health And Wellness Options
Beauty Army launched on January 1 with a simple idea, create a way to connect its users with beauty products that they'll love. Now it's adding health and wellness products to that objective. To tackl...
09:29 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Cuts 1,058 Full-Time Jobs In Q3 As It Streamlines Motorola Mobilitys Workforce
Google's Q3 earnings leaked today, and among the reported stats was a noteworthy gap in full-time employees between its Q2 and Q3 results. At the end of June, Google had 54,604 full-time employees, th...
09:21 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch California Food Fight Pits Corporate Ads Against Status Updates
Genetically modified food promises to cheaply feed the world, but is it dangerous? The agriculture industry will tell you no, organic food advocates will tell you yes, and science won't give you a fir...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch With Zapplis InstaBuy, Shoppers Get A Two-Click Checkout When Buying On Mobile
One of the biggest challenges in mobile commerce is not the shopping part – it’s the buying. To address this problem, Zappli, makers of the myShopanion iOS application, have publicly launc...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola 3Q2012 Revenues $2.58 Billion; 18% of Revenue For Googles Total Q3
Google's Q3 earnings just leaked ahead of schedule, and it appears that Motorola revenues accounted for $2.58 billion of Google's $14.10B revenue in the three-month period ending September 30. $1.78 b...
08:56 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Stock Takes A Dive After Mid-Day Earnings Release, Trading Halted
Google just released it's Q3 2012 earnings report. It's not clear if Google accidentally filed the report early (which currently still has some editorial comments in it) or if this was on purpose, but...
08:56 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Stock Takes A Dive After Accidental Mid-Day Earnings Release, Trading Halted On Googles Request
Google accidentally released its Q3 2012 earnings report far ahead of schedule today and is blaming the financial printer RR Donnelley for this mix-up. When the release first appeared on the SEC's web...
08:54 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Announces A Thinner, Lighter Samsung Chromebook For $249
Google is announcing a new $249 Chromebook manufactured by Samsung, which you'll be able to order starting next week. It will feature a 11.6-inch screen, weigh 2.5 pounds, be 0.8 inches thick, and run...
08:51 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Misses, Q3 2012 Revenue Up 45 Percent To $14.10B, Net Income Down 20 Percent To $2.18B
Google's earnings for Q3 ending on September 30 leaked in a SEC document. Revenues are up 45 percent compared to Q3 2011 and now represents $14.10 billion. However, GAAP net income is down 20 percent ...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Investment Bank MESA Raises $10M Fund For Early-Stage Deals
MESA, a boutique investment bank headquartered in New York City, just announced that it has raised $10 million for an early-stage investment fund that it's calling MESA+.Jacob Brody, formerly MES...
08:17 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Tweetbot For Mac Now Available For $19.99: Twitter Client Token Limits To Blame For High Price
Tweetbot for Mac has finally arrived in retail release form, after an extended public alpha and beta testing phase. The native OS X Twitter client from iOS and Mac developer Tapbots is available from ...
08:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Selectable Media Raises $2 Million From Avalon Ventures For Choosable Video Ads
Selectable Media lets publishers better monetize their games and other content by creating incentives to watch high-CPM video advertising. All they need to do is place a piece of Javascript code in th...
08:08 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch HotelTonight Extends Its Reach To Ireland As The Euro Clones Start To Attack
HotelTonight announced it was extending to Ireland at at the Dublin Web Summit today. The last-minute hotel booking app is already live in the UK. The news means every day at noon local time, HotelTon...
08:06 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Metaios New SDK Allows SLAM Mapping From 1,000 Feet
Munich-based augmented reality pioneers Metaio announce today a whole slew of new products. These include: A new SDK- powered by a new Augmented Reality Experience Language (AREL) An update to Metaio ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Photo-Sharing App Tracks Creates Photo Albums For You, Finds Shared Albums You Can Join
Tracks, the mobile photo-sharing app once described as Color for normal people, is rolling out another major update to its iOS application today. It's also making its official debut on Android, follow...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Flit Lets You Shop Across 1,000 Online Stores From A Single iPad App
Online shopping has failed to capture the natural activity of shopping between stores, and with friends. If you want to purchase something at Macy's but also want to see if Nordstrom has a similar ite...
07:52 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Redeem&Get Offers Daily Deals Sites A New Way Out Of The Offers Mess
Last year Groupon bought OpenCal. It's since launched Groupon Scheduler, management tool for merchants using Groupon. However, there remains a problem in the Daily Deals market. A lot of deal sites u...
07:51 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Books Ngram Viewer Gets A Larger Dataset, Now Understands Parts Of Speech
Google's Ngram Viewer for Google Books, a tool that lets you see how the usage of specific words has increased and decreased over time, just got an update. The Ngram Viewer now draws upon a larger dat...
07:28 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches A Web Reader For Google Play Magazines: Now You Can Read On Phone, Tablet & In Google Chrome
Google quietly announced the addition of an online magazine reader this week, which works within its Google Play media and applications store. The Magazines section of Google Play allows you to search...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch As The Droid RAZR HD And HD MAXX Hit VZW, Amazon Drops The Price Of The Samsung Galaxy S III To $99
The Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD have pranced their way across a stage or two, and they're even the stars of a new commercial, but today you'll get to go face-to-face with the hot new Googorol...
06:42 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Grafetees Local Discovery And Bookmarking App Leaves Beta, Wants To Help Find Everything
Grafetee today announced that its app is coming out of beta after a three-month public testing period, and is expanding to cover a global footprint. The Finland and London-based startup provides map- ...
06:24 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch More B2D: TappingStone Wants To Tap The Need For Data Scientists With Its User Behavior Predictions-As-A-Service
Startups catering for developers, so-called B2D, are undoubtedly on the rise. Im starting to lose count of the number of times Ive been pitched with something along the lines of like Twilio but for X....
06:20 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch MongoHQ Raises $6 Million For Database As Service Engine
MongoHQ has raised $6 million from Trinity Venturesand a host of investors for its database service for developers. The company will use the funds to expand its public cloud offering and improve itsma...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Distimo Launches Daily App Leaderboard & AppIQ Service To Offer Competitive Data On App Downloads, Revenue, Rankings & More
App store analytics firm Distimo is rebranding its cross-platform app tracking service known as Distimo Monitor to Distimo Analytics today, and adding a new data service for mobile app developers and ...
05:36 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Financial SaaS Company Intacct Raises $13.5M Led By Split Rock Partners, Secures $6M Line Of Credit From Silicon Valley Bank
Cloud financial management company Intacct has raised $13.5 million in a new funding round from existing investors, with Split Rock Partners leading the round with a $7.5 million investment. Bessemer ...
05:23 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Patents Explore Echolocation, Text-To-Speech Voice With Adaptive Personalities
Apple's looking into some intriguing things in a couple of new patent applications spotted oday, including sonar-style echolocation for passive proximity detection, and a text-to-speech engine that ta...
05:11 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Songzas Canada Launch Nabs 1 Million New Users In 70 Days
Songza, a free app that streams expertly curated playlists to your phone, tablet or computer based on your activities, has topped 1 million downloads in Canada. The app only launched a couple months a...
05:08 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon Activated 3.1 Million iPhones In Q3 2012, But Only 651K Were iPhone 5s
Verizon posted strong Q3 financial results earlier this morning, and pegged much of its success on its robust wireless business. Smartphones (as always) played a key role in driving Verizon's wireless...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Move Over, Twilio: AT&T Integrates Speech, Messaging And Payment APIs Into Appcelerators Developer Platform
In the rush among carriers to be more than a dumb pipe,AT&T today became the latest to offer APIs to developers, in a bid to drive more revenue from its mobile network: it is partnering with mobil...
05:02 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Placecast Debuts Location-Based, Credit Card-Linked ShopAlerts Offers
Placecast's ShopAlerts service, which delivers retailer and merchant offers and discounts to consumers via their mobile phones, is debuting a new technology today. Placecast is adding the ability to l...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Shift.com: Social Ad Startup GraphEffect Tries To Create A More Productive LinkedIn
GraphEffect, a startup that until now has focused on social media advertising, is launching a new collaboration platform today called Shift.com.CEO James Borow said Shift.com emerged from the GraphEff...
04:28 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch The Nintendo Wii U: Made For Kids, By Kids
Foxconn admitted this week to hiring underage interns at its Yantai plant in China. Many assumed the Yantai plant has some association to the production of Apple products, but in reality Nintendo's Wi...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Newsweek Going All-Digital In 2013 Due To The Challenging Economics Of Print Publishing And Distribution
Newsweek, the U.S. weekly news magazine that's been in publication since 1933, today announced it would be going all-digital beginning in early 2013. The last print version will be the December 31, 20...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Acers Android 4.1-Powered 7-Inch Iconia Tab A110 Hits U.S. And Canada October 30 For $229.99
This holiday season may well belong to the affordable, small tablet, and Acer doesn't intend to be left behind in the dust of Amazon and Apple. The company has priced and dated its Iconia Tab A110, An...
02:48 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Another Big Loss For Nokia In Q3: $754M Operating Loss, Only 2.9M Lumias Sold As It Waits On WP8 Launch
The former world number one mobile maker Nokia has announced its Q3 financial results today, reporting yet another quarterly loss — posting an operating loss of 576 million ($754 million). Net s...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Autom, The Quantified Self Robot That Is Your Next Diet Coach, Made By PCH And Intuitive Automata
The world is becoming increasingly populated with robots, and consumers are eating it up. Now, the latest robot to hit the market will help you keep your calories down in the process. PCH Internationa...
02:20 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Vs Samsung: U.K. Appeal Court Upholds Galaxy Tab Not Cool Enough To Copy iPad Ruling
Apple has lost an appeal against a ruling in a U.K. High Court that Samsung's Galaxy Tab does not infringe the iPad's design. The original ruling by Judge Colin Birss said Samsung's tablets were not c...
02:18 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon Reports Q3 2012 Results: $29B In Revenue, Earnings Of $.56 Per Share, 1.5M New Postpaid Wireless Subscribers
Telecommunications giant Verizon has just released its Q3 2012 earnings, reporting double digital growth for the third consecutive quarter. Wireless service revenues accounted for a good chunk of inco...
01:46 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch U.K. 4G Rollout Takes Another Step Closer As Carriers Join Forces To Speed 800MHz Spectrum Clearance
The rollout of multiple 4G/LTE networks in the U.K. took another step closer today with a joint statement from carriers EE, Telefnica O2, Three and Vodafone saying they formed a jointly controlled com...
12:26 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Uses Country-Specific Blocking Powers For The First Time To Restrict Neo-Nazi Account In Germany
Twitter has used country-by-country blocking powers for the first time to restrict access to a neo-Nazi Twitter account in Germany at the request of local authorities. The move was spotted by the FT, ...
12:05 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Youve Got (Too Much) Mail: With Alto, AOL Tries A Fresh Approach To Combat Email Overload
The way we use email has changed dramatically in the past decade-plus written down like that, it seems like an almost laughably obvious statement. But David Temkin, AOL's senior vice president of mai...
10:02 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Watch The Videos From Googles Zeitgeist Event, Featuring Eric Schmidt And CEO Larry Page
Google's TOP SEKRET Google Zeitgeist event took place this week in Arizona. The company has released a series of videos from the event, featuring such speakers as Eric Schmidt and current Google CEO L...
08:05 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Why Color Failed But Could Still Come Out Millions Of Dollars Ahead: Patents And Trademarks
It's been a crazy day for Color. Actually, it's been a crazy few months. But now it's looking possible that it could be coming to a happier ending than most embattled startups can dream of: After all ...
08:05 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Why Color Both Failed And Could Still Come Out Millions Of Dollars Ahead: Patents And Trademarks
It's been a crazy day for Color. Actually, it's been a crazy few months. But now it's looking possible that it could be coming to a happier ending than most embattled startups can dream of: After all ...
06:48 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Cucumbertown Nabs $300K From FarmVille Co-Creator, AngelLists Naval Ravikant To Build A Dribbble For Chefs & Recipes
Cucumbertown, although it may not have the coolest name (see what I did there?), has a founding story that is very much a sign of the times. Let me explain: The startup was initially founded by Cheria...
06:20 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Big Data To Drive $232 Billion In IT Spending Through 2016
Big data will drive $232 billion in spending through 2016. It will directly or indirectly drive $96 billion of worldwide IT spending in 2012, and is forecast to drive $120 billion of IT spending in 20...
05:57 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Learn Code, Get Hired: Treehouse Offers Free Courses To Another 5,000 College Students
Quick to grow its user base and revenues, last month Treehouse decided to give back to its community by doling out $3 million-worth of free tech education to 2,500 college students.The scholarship rec...
05:42 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Not Everyones Excited For Their Next Adventure. Sometimes People Get Fired
There's a big difference between jumping ship and being forced to walk the plank. Yet every time a high-ranking employee leaves a tech company, people assume the boat is sinking. In fact, it can mean ...
05:35 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Despite NYC Delay, Uber Launches Taxi Option In SF
Uber is starting to look like it's participating in a nationwide game of whack-a-mole -- and it's really fun to watch.Uber just announced in a blog post that today it is launching the lower-priced "Ta...
05:26 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch SigFig Partners With Yahoo Finance To Power My Portfolios
SigFig, a startup that tracks your investments and provides Mint-style graphics and recommendations, has reached an agreement to provide the technology for the "My Portfolios" section of Yahoo Finance...
04:25 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Issues Invites To October 29th NYC Android Event, Says The Playground Is Open
Google just sent out invites for an October 29th Android event in NYC. The festivities start at 10:00 and the event will also be live streamed on YouTube, seemingly indicating this is a big announceme...
02:41 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch The New eBay: The Personal, Mobile And Global E-Commerce Company
Last Wednesday, eBay unveiled "The New eBay", a completely redesigned website that is slowly being rolled out to all users, and released same day delivery service eBay Now in San Francisco. We got the...
02:14 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks New Translated And Localized Global Pages Could Lure International Marketing Dollars
Until now, a Facebook Page showed up only in the language it was created in, alienating foreign fans. Now Pages appear translated into a visitor's local language, which could inspire global brands to ...
02:09 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Shutterstock CEO Jon Oringer On IPO Success, The Future Of Video
Last Thursday Shutterstock went public under the ticker SSTK, becoming the first NY-based tech company to IPO since 2010. ...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Nuance-Owned Swype Keyboard Gets Another Update: Now You Can Sync Your Slang Across Devices (And Tap Into Other Peoples Lingo)
Nuance-owned Swype, which makes virtual keyboards for mobile devices, has released a new version of its software which adds the ability to backup and sync your personal dictionary across multiple mobi...
01:44 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Dial-A-Mentor Service Clarity Talks Stats: 12K Calls Across Nearly 50 Countries [TCTV]
A new startup called Clarity launched five months ago with a straightforward but lofty goal: It wanted to give people all over the world access to the kind of expert advice that could help them attain...
01:38 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Wowzapp: Microsoft Opens Registration For Its Worldwide Windows 8 Hackathon In November
Windows 8 is almost here, but despite Microsoft's best efforts, there just aren't that many Windows 8-style apps available yet. To kick-start the Windows 8 development community, Microsoft today annou...
12:57 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch App.net Launches A Directory For App.net Apps. Apps!
It's been a few months since App.net launched its new social platform, and the company has gotten some good feedback from developers. While not nearly the size of Facebook or Twitter, the company has ...
12:20 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Thanks To Marketplace And PayPal Growth, eBays Q3 Revenue Up 15 Percent To $3.4B, Net Income Up 22 Percent
eBay just released Q3 earnings this afternoon, reporting earnings per share of $0.55 on revenue of $3.4 billion. Analysts expected EPS of $0.54 and revenue of $3.4 billion for Q3 2012....
12:00 am GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Techcrunch Amiigo Is A Fitness Bracelet (Plus App) That Knows What Type Of Exercise Youre Doing And What Its Doing To You
Amiigo is a fitness app, bracelet and shoe-clip that uses gesture-recognition algorithms to identify the type of exercise you're doing and a variety of sensors tell you how well you're doing it as you...
11:46 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Adds Ability To Block And Report Other Users To Keep Site Positive And Respectful
Pinterest is generally known as a place where a mostly female user base gathers to share images and videos of shiny happy things such as cute animals, pretty clothing, and tasty recipes. But in any co...
11:29 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Hacked Pacemakers Could Send Deadly Shocks
The next frontier of computer hacking could be lifesaving medical devices: at a recent developer conference, a pacemaker was wirelessly hacked to send deadly 830 volt shocks....
10:57 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch How Media Temple and Dreamhost Differ In Approach To Offering Cloud Services
This week comes the news about Media Temple and its plans with Dell and Morphlabs to give customers their own "private cloud," consisting of a souped up Flash-filled server, complete with all the fixi...
10:54 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Color: We Are Not Shutting Down
Color, the photo-sharing website which became well-known for securing $40 million in venture capital but has since had a bumpy road with lagging user numbers and turmoil at the executive levels, is no...
10:52 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Um, What?! The Quadski Is A Cross Between Jet Ski And Four-Wheeler
Depending on how you look at it, this is either the first floating four-wheeler, or the first jet ski with wheels. Either way, it's awesome from just about any perspective. ...
10:37 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch HBO GO Expands Latin American Footprint With Launch In Colombia
HBO GO's Latin American expansion continues today, with the service's launch in Columbia. The debut there follows the launch of HBO GO in Brazil earlier this year, where it saw 177,000 visits in its f...
10:29 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Will Finally Release A Preview Of IE10 for Windows 7 In November
Microsoft will finally launch a previewof Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 in mid-November, the company announced today. With the Windows 8 launch less than two weeks away, Microsoft has obviously b...
10:10 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Total Smartphone Web Traffic Share Climbs To 46% With iPhone 5, Samsung Trails At 17%
Apple's web traffic share among mobile devices is huge, according to new numbers from Chitika. The online ad network is seeing 43 percent of smartphone web usage coming through iPhones up to the 4S, p...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Streaming Video Startup Deluxis Is Launching A Crowdfunding Campaign To Build An A La Carte TV Service Online
Deluxis is trying to build an a la carte TV service online that where consumers will be able to pick and choose the channels they want to watch online. Rather than paying upwards of $100 a month for a...
09:48 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Smart TV Growth For 2012 Pegged At 15%, But North Americans Still Slow To Adopt
A new study today from NPD DisplaySearch shows the progress of smart and connected TVs in recent years and during Q2 2012. Connected TVs did well are doing well around the world, with shares growing r...
09:31 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch New Skunkworks Project From Deltek Takes On Asana, Do.com
More established companies are turning to skunkworks projects -- relatively independent teams within large companies -- to compete with nimble startups or just generate fresh ideas. One example is Del...
09:27 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Twilio Is Crushing It: 150K Devs, 1.5M Phone CallsDay, 500M Total Phone Calls, 20 New Countries
Twilio's CEO Jeff Lawson gave a passionate keynote today at his cloud telephony startup's conference today peppered with big stats and quotes like "Communications is now in the domain of software. We ...
09:24 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch BuzzFeed Hires Former FINS Director Of Product Management, Dao Nguyen, As Director Of Growth
When you think of BuzzFeed, a few things come to mind. For me, it's animated GIFs, hilarious posts and a killer community. The company, founded by CEO Jonah Peretti, is on a mission to create its own ...
09:08 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch ISIS Mobile Payments To Launch On October 22, Aims To Be On 20 Handsets By Years End
Rumors of an impending ISIS launch have been swirling around for a while now, but the company has just finally put an end to all that speculation. In keeping with previously leaked documents, ISIS has...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Wants To Dominate Paid Discovery By Now Letting Any Developer Buy Mobile App Install Ads
App developers pay huge sums for ads that gets them installs, and Facebook wants to gobble up that spend. So today Facebook begins allowing all developers to buy its recently announced app install ads...
08:53 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Innovation Endeavors-Backed Commerce Sciences Lets E-Commerce Sites Personalize Offers, Coupons, And More For Each Website Visitor
Commerce Sciences, the Palo Alto-based e-commerce startup backed by $1.8 million in seed funding from EricSchmidtsInnovation Endeavors,Genesis Partners, and others, is rolling out a feature called one...
08:44 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Twilios Client Product Now Supports Googles Cutting Edge Open Source WebRTC
Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers. Twiliocon is going on this week in San Francisco, it's the second annual conference for the company that makes telephony easy for developers to integrat...
08:38 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch From Zero To Talktime Hero: Facebook Tests A New Way To Sign Up Users In India, Offering $1 Mobile Voice Credits
Facebook is testing out a new way of picking up mobile users in international markets -- a crucial part of its strategy to continue building out its user base as subscriber growth slows in markets lik...
08:22 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches New Maps APIs For Location Tracking And GPS-Free Geolocation
Google today launched two new APIs for Google Maps that are specifically geared toward tracking the location of vehicles, mobile resources and employees. By announcing these new APIs on its enterprise...
08:11 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Klout Updates iPhone App With Passbook Integration, Wants You To Show Off With Klout Card
Online social influence is something that can really rub people the wrong way. Klout obviously believes in it wholeheartedly; others, not so much. Now, in a move that's sure to generate its fair share...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Tablet Productivity App CloudOn Goes Global, Adds Annotations, New Ribbon Interface And More
CloudOn, the popular free productivity app that lets its users read and edit Microsoft Office files on their tablets, is launching version 2.5 of its apps for iOS and Android today. CloudOn is adding ...
07:55 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Mantaphrase Avoids The Spoken Word, Instead Offers Practical Mobile Language Translation
A lot of mobile language software wants to be the equivalent of an automatic universal translation app, listening to spoken phrases and translating them using natural language processing and audio rec...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon-Backer New Enterprise Associates Sets Up Shop In Chicago
New Enterprise Associates, the venture firm that has backed Groupon, Salesforce, Workday, Fusion-io, and others, is opening an outpost in Chicago, to serve its growing portfolio in the region. The ann...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch ScaleBase Lands $10.5M To Help Mozilla, AppDynamics & Others Scale Their Databases
ScaleBase, a Newton, Mass.-based startup that helps companies keep fast-scaling databases up-and-running, today announced that it has landed $10.5 million in series B funding, led by Bain Capital Vent...
07:27 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch PayNearMe Partners With AppFolio: Now Tenants Can Pay Their Rent In Cash At Local 7-Elevens & ACE Cash Express Stores
PayNearMe(formerly Kwedit), a cash-based payments network, is today announcing a partnership with property management software maker AppFolio. This deal will allow tenants to pay their rent using cash...
07:14 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Yeti-Like 32GB Nexus 7 Could Join Us As Soon As October 18
The officers at AndroidPolice have spotted a 32GB Nexus 7, Google and Asus' addicting mini-tablet, for $249 on the Staples website. The new model, which many believe should have been launched with the...
07:04 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch IOVOX Takes Investment From VC Octopus To Scale Up In Europe
IOVOX, a provider of telephony analytics which we've covered before, has secured investment from London-based Octopus Investment. Specifically from the Octopus Titan 4 Venture Capital Trust (VCT) and ...
06:20 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Last Call: The TechCrunch Northern Meetup Series Is Almost Sold Out
Our meetups are the things of legend. There's beer, sometimes food, but more important than any of that, TechCrunch promises the most wondrous geek party you've ever attended. And the latest round of ...
06:18 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Mobile: Jelly Bean Updates Will Hit U.S. Galaxy S IIIs In The Coming Months
Samsung has already begun to roll out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates for international Galaxy S III owners (Spain, France, Austria, and Romania have recently joined the Jelly Bean party), but what abo...
06:18 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Apples iPhone 5 Supply Shortage Caused By Assembly Challenges, Foxconn Exec Reports
Apple's new iPhone 5 is facing supply challenges, with shipping times via Apple's website continuing to sit at 3-4 weeks, and stock reportedly scarce in-store as well. That's because of challenges in ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Content Licensing Service NewsCred Acquires Publishing Startup Daylife, Appears To Be Raising More Funding
NewsCred, which offers licensed content to publishers and brands, has acquired a publishing startup called Daylife.The financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed. NewsCred did say that say th...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Aereo Network TV Streaming Service Adds Support For All Major Web Browsers
New York City-based Aereo, a startup that streams network TV over the internet, has today expanded its list of supported devices beyond Apple devices and Roku to all major web browsers. If you haven't...
05:54 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Amazons Quidsi Targets Kids With New Sites Bookworm.com & AfterSchool.com
Amazon subsidiaryQuidsi, which currently operates sites like Soap.com, Diapers.com and the newly launched eco site Vine.com to name a few, will launched two more sites this week, AfterSchool.com and B...
05:54 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Udemy Rolls Out New Publishing Platform To Helps Teachers Create Quality Online Courses
Online video education is a hot space right now, thanks to the likes of Khan Academy, Coursera, Udacity, StraighterLine, Lynda.com, CreativeLIVE (and many more), which are collectively on a mission to...
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Shows Off Its Japan-Only J Butterfly Smartphone And Its Crazy 5-Inch, 1080p Display
Remember the rumors of a new HTC flagship Android phone that started making the rounds last month? The ones bolstered by questionable leaked image after questionable leaked image? As it happens, the d...
05:45 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Prez Debate: How Candidates Would Bring Apples Manufacturing To The US
The presidential debates finally embraced a question about technology. Last night, at the second debate, CNN moderator Candy Crowley asked each candidate how they would "convince a great American" com...
05:41 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Amazons New Whispercast Service Provides Organization-Wide Kindle Content Deployment
Amazon today unveiled its new its new Whispercast for Kindle service, which provides businesses and other organizations like schools a way to easily deploy Kindle content to members, students and empl...
05:25 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Another Private Social Network For Families: Grou.ps Debuts Babyzilla App
White label social networking platformGrou.psis the latest to join the increasingly crowded "private networks for posting about babies" space (we may need a better title for this...), which has been h...
05:09 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Location-Based Voice-Messaging App Startup Talkbits Raises $2 Million From Early Stage VC Firm Runa Capital
Talkbits, a Russian startup making a social-discovery voice-based mobile messaging app tied to where you're using it, has attracted $2 million in funding from Russia's Runa Capital early stage VC firm...
05:05 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch PeoplePerHour Secures $3.2M From Index Ventures, New Hires, New iOS App
Yesterday we saw the funding announcement of HandyBook, and it appears this whole area of booking labour fast is really starting to take off. PeoplePerHour, a sort of 'European E-Lance' emerged in 200...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Shopkick Adds Digital Catalogs, Saved Product Lists And More To Location-Based Shopping App
As the holiday shopping season approaches, startups and retailers are gearing up for a very mobile holiday. Location-based shopping app Shopkick, which is backed by Kleiner Perkins, Greylock, and SV A...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Hailo Hail-By-App Cab Service Makes It Stateside, Opens For Business In Boston
Hailo, the company that began life as an app for easily hailing and paying for black cab service in London less than a year ago, has now officially kicked off service in Boston, its first U.S. city. T...
04:49 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Better Place Board Quietly Removes CEO Shai Agassi, Places Evan Thornley At Helm
The board of switchable battery makers Better Place have quietly removed CEO Shai Agassi and replaced him with Better Place Australia CEO Evan Thornley. According to Globes.Co.Il, the company lost $49...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Binders Full Of Women, Romney Gaffe, Gets Tumblr And 200k Likes On Facebook
Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" gaffe at last night's debate set off a viral firestorm of gender-themed parodies, including a Tumblr, a Facebook page with over 200,000 likes, a string of Twitter...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Long Live The (Hybrid) Mobile Web: HTML5 Specialist Netbiscuits Raises $27M Led By Stripes Group
Netbiscuits, the mobile development platform that has worked with the likes of eBay, Google, Coca-Cola and 15,000 other developers on their mobile web services, is ramping up its game as smartphone us...
03:40 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Jolicloud Pivots Yet Again As A Start Page For Cloud Services Have they Cracked It This Time?
"Never give up, never surrender" is the pull out quote from Galaxy quest, and it's an actual phrase Jolicloud founder Tariq Krim used to describe the re-launch of the re-launch of the pivot of cloud-b...
03:18 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Source: Apple Accessory Partner Seminar Coming November 7-8, Will Cover Lightning Guidelines
We're now hearing from a source close to Apple's supply chain partners that the company plans to hold a conference in Shenzen for its MFI program partners on November 7 and 8. We're also hearing that ...
02:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Payments Platform Braintree Raises $35M From NEA, Accel To Take On PayPal And Square
Braintree, an online payments gateway provider for online and mobile platforms, has raised $35 million in Series funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with participation from existing investo...
02:17 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Acquires Web App Startup Particle, Retains Several Developers To Work At Cupertino
It looks like Apple acquired Justin Timberlake-backed web apps company Particle last month -- maker of social video service robo.to, and a design UI/UX and HTML5 web app consultancy whose clients incl...
01:09 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch GoPro, The Little Action Camera Company That Could, Unveils Its Latest Line-Up
GoPro, the Half Moon Bay-based camera company that's etched out a very big niche for itself in action sports, just unveiled its latest line-up of Hero cameras. The company, which just turned 10 years ...
01:06 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch OpenTable Offers Restaurants Free Mobile-Optimised Websites If They Sign Up To Its Booking Platform Before February 2013
OpenTable is continuing its drive to push more people to its restaurant-booking service. Fresh from a partnership with Lastminute.com and another with FourSquare, the company has moved its attention t...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Move Over Siri: WonderVoices New Virtual Assistant Lets You Speak To Interact With Facebook While On The Go
WonderVoice, a Tel Aviv-based startup I first ran into at TechCrunch Disrupt's Startup Alley, is today launching its brand-new iOS application which allows you to listen to content from Facebook while...
10:52 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch And the 2012 Start TWS Competition Startups Are
It's that time of the year for one of the Israeli startup community's staple events, TWS. This year the event's founder, and Pops CEO, Yaron Orentstein is collaborating with Israel's most popular tech...
10:50 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch AirPR Launches A Marketplace To Match Startups With Top PR Talent
Today, AirPR is officially launching its Match.com for startups and PR, peeling back the curtain on its PR marketplace for the first time. Essentially, AirPR has created a tech platform that aims to i...
05:11 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch The New Internet Explorer For Xbox May Be Clumsy, But Wait Til It Gets Kinected
Internet Explorer suddenly became one of the most widely available Internet TV browsers today as it starts rolling out to Xboxes. And early reports say its joystick-based interface is awful. Whatever....
04:07 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Milestone: The Number Of Smartphones In Use Passed 1 Billion In Q3, Says Strategy Analytics
We are just getting into reporting season, where some (but not all) handset makers tell us how many handsets they've sold in the last three months, but Strategy Analytics has taken a punt to say that ...
03:36 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Latest MacHeist Bundle Now Available For $29, Over 1.5M Members Should Help It Set Records Again
MacHeist 4's puzzles have been keeping members buzzy this year, but not the curtain gets pulled back and the entire software lineup is revealed. After delivering four missions and four nano-missions, ...
03:04 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch With Placed Panels, Publishers Can Persistently Track Location Data From Volunteers
Placed is announcing the launch of Placed Panels today, giving its customers a way to constantly collect location data from a limited panelof users.Previously, Placed allowed publishers to collect loc...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch AdRise Raises $2 Million From Foundation Capital To Put Video (And Ads) On More Connected TVs
AdRise hopes to bring more video to connected devices, by building cross-platform apps that can be watched on multiple platforms. It's also built an ad delivery service for monetization. With that in ...
02:39 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Head Of Facebooks Seattle Office Ari Steinberg Is Departing To Launch A Travel Startup
In his six years at Facebook, Ari Steinberg sired the Platform, ran the news feed, and started the Seattle engineering office, but he's decided to move on, TechCrunch has learned and Facebook as well ...
02:23 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Kixeye CEO Harbin Fires Back At Zynga For Suing The Cityville GM That Left
Kixeye CEO Will Harbin is lashing out at Zynga for suing the vice president of product that the gaming startup poached earlier this month. Shortly after former Cityville general manager Alan Patmore l...
02:23 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch The Legal Tussle Between Zynga And The Cityville GM That Left For Kixeye Heats Up
Kixeye CEO Will Harbin is lashing out at Zynga for suing the vice president of product that the gaming startup poached earlier this month. Shortly after former Cityville general manager Alan Patmore l...
01:58 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Google Streamlines The Email You Get When Someone Shares A Google Drive Document With You
You get an email, and it's a pretty important one. If you're using Gmail, there's a lot of things you can do with it to make it stand out. Basically, so you don't lose it. You can filter it to have a ...
01:55 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Offers Are A Viral Hit: Friend-To-Friend Sharing Drives 34s Of Popular Coupon Redemptions
David Fischer, Facebook's vice president of marketing and business relationships, just offered a new statistic on the Facebook Offers program: He said that among the 100 most popular offers on the soc...
01:01 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile App Ad Exchange Network Tap For Tap Pivots To Engagement Swapping Model
Tap for Tap, a Victoria, B.C.-based startup is changing course with a new initiative just over half a year into its existence, based on feedback received from its initial crop of developers. The ad ne...
12:32 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Surface Team Takes Questions, Talks Up New Tablet On Reddit
Now that Microsoft has officially announced pricing and availability for its long-awaited Surface tablet (albeit a little early), the time has come to get people worked up about it. Of course, commerc...
12:26 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Remind Your Friends To Vote With Free Greeting Card From Shepard Fairey & Mobile Cards App Sincerely Ink
Mobile photo-printing and greeting card startup Sincerely wants to encourage users to vote this election season, and to do so, it has partnered with artistShepard Faireyon the creation of an exclusive...
12:22 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch Intel Beats The Street With Q3 Revenues Of $13.5B
Intel just reported its third quarter 2012 earnings with revenues of $13.5 billion, flat compared to the prior year. Intels net income was $3 billion, up 5.1% compared to last year. Operating income w...
12:18 am GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Techcrunch IBM Reports Q3 Earnings Mostly In Line With Expectations: $24.7B In Revenue, $4.2B Net Income, $3.62 EPS
IBM just released its Q3 2012 financials. Big Blue's GAAP earnings came in at $3.8 billion, up 3% from the last quarter. Non-GAAP earnings were $4.2 billion. Overall, the company reported revenue of $...
11:51 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch _______ Are Like Facebook: The Simple, Effective Parody Site For Facebooks Glitzy Ad Campaign
Does Facebook's first major video ad campaign confuse you? You know, that commercial that compares Facebook to chairs?You're not the only one. Not only has there been a video send-off of the ad using ...
11:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Social Network Taggeds Fifth Acquisition: Location-Based Mobile Discovery App Urbantag
Tagged is continuing its acquisition tear, having made its fifth purchase of the past two years. This time, it's acquiring location-based mobile discovery app Urbantag, and adding co-founders Andrew H...
10:17 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch In Time For The Holiday Shopping Rush, Etsy Launches Gift Cards
In August, Etsy, the popular online marketplace for all things handmade, announced it would be launching the ability to give friends and family gift cards to the marketplace. Today, Etsy is debuting t...
10:12 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Google Brings Call Reporting To AdWords Express For Small Businesses
Google just made it a lot easier for small businesses to track phone calls generated by their AdWords Express ads. For two years now, the full version of AdWords has allowed businesses to track phone ...
09:48 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Google Releases The First Stable SDK For Its Dart JavaScript Alternative
Google launched Dart, its class-based object-oriented language for writing complex web apps, exactly year ago and to celebrate its birthday, the Dart team is launching the first stable version of the ...
09:40 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Ubers Taxi Services Shutting Down In NYC, CEO Still Says To Expect Rollouts In Many More Cities Soon
Uber has noted in a blog post today that it will indeed be shutting down its taxi beta after around a month of operation, claiming its efforts to provide adequate Uber yellow cab supply was quashed by...
09:33 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn Announces Massive Update To Its Pillar Product, The Profile
Senior VP of Products and User Experience of LinkedIn, Deep Nishar, discussed the company approach to design and iteration, which is extremely interesting. He says that since January 2009, its members...
09:32 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn: 175K New Profiles Created A Day, 3B People Searches As Of September 2012
We learned that over 175K new LinkedIn profiles are created a day, and that 3B people searches have been made as of September 2012. That's just insane. ...
09:16 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch How To Spot A Misleading Statistic: Twitters Curious Political Ad Study
Statistics are everywhere these days, and it's difficult to know which ones to take seriously. Occasionally, a "report" comes out that's so misleading it presents a teachable moment on how to spot a b...
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Live From The Meet The New LinkedIn Event, Watch The Transformation Of The Worlds #1 Professional Social Network
Today at an event in Mountain View called “Meet The New LinkedIn”, the company is discussing its direction and will announce some new things. LinkedIn, the public company that serves as a ...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch SendHub Takes On Google Voice With Debut Of Shared Groups; Grabs New Investment From Former Florida Gov Jeb Bush
SendHub, the messaging startup backed by $2 million in seed funding from Y Combinator, Kapor Capital, Menlo Ventures, 500 Startups and others, is today announcing a highly in-demand new feature with t...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch SendHub Takes On Google Voice With Debut Of Shared Groups; Grabs New Investment From Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
SendHub, the messaging startup backed by $2 million in seed funding from Y Combinator, Kapor Capital, Menlo Ventures, 500 Startups and others, is today announcing a highly in-demand new feature with t...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Video Surveillance And Retail Analytics Startup Prism Skylabs Raises $7.5M Andreessen Horowitz, Triangle Peak And Others
Prism SkyLabs, a cloud-based service that allows business owners to bring video feeds online, capture images from these feeds and share this data with consumers and the public, has raised $7.5 million...
08:56 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Famo.us Reveals More Details About Its HTML5 Turbo-Charger
Last month we wrote about Famo.us, the company behind a forthcoming HTML5 framework that is claimed to make it easier to build HTML5 apps that perform as well as native apps, as part of our TechCrunch...
08:52 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Snapjoy Launches Its iOS App So You Can View Every Photo That Youve Ever Taken
I've been using Y Combinator service Snapjoy for some time now to host all of my photos and I absolutely love it. What I dig about it so much is that it lets me go back and see all of my photos that I...
08:43 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch iTwins New SecureBox Feature Links With Dropbox And Encrypts Your Sensitive Files
iTwin made some waves back in 2009 when it revealed its $99 namesake computer-connecting USB dongles at TC50, and the team has been working on ways to extend the thing's functionality ever since. Now,...
08:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Acqui-Hires Mobile App Development Platform Cabana, Shuts It Down
Twitter has made another acquisition to expand its platform development operation. It has bought Cabana, a platform for making highly visual mobile apps. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but...
08:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Sends Out iPad Mini Media Event Invitations For October 23 At 10 AM PT
Apple finally seems to be ready to show off a new iPad mini to the world, according to invites it sent out to members of the media today. The invitations are likely for the unveiling of a smaller tabl...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Maid Service For The Masses? YC-Backed Pathjoy Offers Affordable Housecleaning With Easy Web Booking
Adora Cheung, co-founder and CEO of Pathjoy, said her goal is to make maid service "ubiquitous" a basic service for a broad audience, rather than a luxury for the rich.To make that happen, Cheung and...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Location-Sharing App Glympse Adds Groups, Calendar Integration To Eliminate All Those Im Running Late Messages
Glympse, the location-sharing app which first debuted back in 2009, is still hanging in there. The app arrived at a time when its competitors were the original, location-based social networks such as ...
07:57 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch The iPhone 5 Faces Off Against The Samsung Galaxy S III In The Most Important Arena The Blender
It's definitely on between Samsung and Apple, with the two are battling it out in consumer hearts, courts around the world, and in supply chain arrangements. But now, the company's two flagship smartp...
07:47 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch After 30M Visitors And Trillions Of Clicks Scanned, Facebook Expands Anti-Virus Marketplace To Mobile
Facebook is seeing more and more mobile usage, and wants to make sure those users aren't spreading scams and malware so today it begins offering free mobile anti-virus software downloads. The expansio...
07:37 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Study: Average Display Size Climbing On All Devices Except For Mobile PCs
A new study from NPD DisplaySearch today shows that on average, the diagonal size of LCD and other displays on electronic devices and public signboards is on the rise, with the notable exception of mo...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Beats By Dre Debuts The Pill Wireless Speaker, Aiming To Take On Jawbones Jambox [TCTV]
Beats By Dre is best known for its flagship line of headphones, which can be spotted on hip teenagers, Olympic athletes, and high-end celebrities alike -- perhaps partly because of the $200-some price...
07:13 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch A Look Into The Magical Shop Of The Microsoft Surface A Clinking, Clacking PC-Like Tablet
Clink, snap, click, swipe - the sounds and the feel of the new Microsoft Surface comes alive today out of Microsoft's self-described Willy Wonka style workshops. This is the birthplace of the Microsof...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Moolah Media Launches Real-Time Bidding Platform For Mobile Ads, Says Its Seeing $1M+ In Monthly Revenue
Performance-based mobile ad startup Moolah Media is announcing that it's taking its real-time bidding platform out of beta. It's also sharing its revenue numbers today.The company had already talked u...
06:35 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Now At 25M Users, Wix Brings Third-Party Apps To Its Website Builder With New Marketplace
Hard to believe, but the now-popular Iraeli-American startup, Wix.com, was founded in February 2006 -- back when Tumblr was only a twinkle in David Karp's eye. Since then, the company has made its nam...
06:34 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy Note II To Hit Sprint On October 25 With A $299 Price Tag
It's no secret that all five major U.S. wireless carriers will be getting Samsung's Galaxy Note II, but they've mostly tended to dance around the issue of firm release dates or price points. Well, tha...
06:19 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Sizing Up Apples Potential iPad Mini Storage, Display And Wireless Connectivity Options
Apple has yet to announce the event at which it'll supposedly announce an iPad mini, but the rumors are reaching a fever pitch ahead of anything official. Now, a new report provides new info regarding...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch MyFitnessPal Launches API To Sync Its 30M Users With Other Fitness Apps And Devices
MyFitnessPal, which a popular online service for tracking your exercise and nutrition, is launching an API today allowing users to sync their accounts with devices and apps from other companies.The in...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch The Boxee TV Offers Unlimited DVR Storage, Dual Tuners, And Netflix For $99 (And $15Month For The DVR)
Meet the Boxee TV: A $99 TV tuner/DVR aimed squarely at cord cutters and casual cable TV subscribers. It packs a DVR with unlimited storage, dual ATSC/QAM tuners, and several key apps including Netfli...
05:58 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch ER Accelerator To Boost Seed Funding By $15K Per Startup For Winter 2013 Class
Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator has popped out more than a few successful startups. Centzy, Number Fire, Bespoke Post, and Triple Lift come to mind. Not to mention Public Stuff, which recently ra...
05:47 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch M-Commerce Startup Branding Brand Goes From Bootstrapped To $7.5M Series A, Brings In Former GNC, Dicks Sporting Goods Head As President
Branding Brand, a startup powering the mobile commerce for sites and mobile apps from - you guessed it - big-name brands, has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding and has now brought in Jeffrey R. ...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook R&D Goes Global: Opens Engineering Office In London, Its First Outside The U.S.
With the majority of Facebook's users, and subscriber growth, now coming from outside the U.S., the company is taking ever more steps to building out its global footprint to reach that audience. To th...
05:25 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Announcing Office Hours For The TC Northern Meetups: Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, And Yes, Ann Arbor, MI
The TechCrunch Northern Meetups are in two weeks! We're attempting to make the most of our short time in each city and thus will be holding office hours the morning of the meetup. John, Jordan, Collee...
05:12 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Leaked T-Mo Photo Points To ISIS Mobile Wallet Debut On October 22
The mobile wallet space is heating up — in that sun-peaking-over-the-mountains-and-evaporating-the-dew sort of way — and T-Mobile and co. won't be left behind.Isis, the joint venture mobil...
05:12 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Readmill Releases Its New PDF-Enabled App, Outlines Six New Stores
Last week Social reading iPad app Readmill announced it planned to put in new support for Adobe DRM-protected ePub and PDF formats, and today you can grab the updated app with all the new features. Ma...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Dock+ Aims To Keep Things Simple And Give Your iPhone 5 The Lightning Support It Needs
A new Kickstarter project launching today wants to be the first officially licensed iPhone 5 dock, and possibly the last one you'll ever need for Lightning-bearing. The Dock+ comes with Lightning...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Pokki Attempts To Fix Windows 8 By Adding A Start Menu, Web App Store
SweetLabs took the wraps off a new and improved version of its Pokki software this morning. It adds a Start menu back into Windows 8 that is loaded with functionality above that found in previous vers...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch AppDirect Acquires Open Source Billing Company jBilling
Today cloud app store company AppDirect announced its acquisition of open source billing company jBilling. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. AppDirect co-CEO Daniel Saks says existing jBilling won...
04:48 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Healthrageous Lands $6.5M To Help You Take Control Of Your Health (With Data)
Founded in 2010, Boston-based Healthrageous has developed a platform that helps individuals, employers, health providers and everyone in between, to prevent and manage chronic health conditions. The s...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch UK Government Blocks Hacker Gary McKinnons US Extradition On Human Rights Grounds
It's been a very long fight but British hacker and Asperger's sufferer Gary McKinnon has finally won his battle to avoid extradition to the US under the controversial Extradition Act. McKinnon admitte...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch U.K. Government Blocks Hacker Gary McKinnons U.S. Extradition On Human Rights Grounds
It's been a very long fight but British hacker and Asperger's sufferer Gary McKinnon has finally won his battle to avoid extradition to the US under the controversial Extradition Act. McKinnon admitte...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud-Based Mobile App Testing & Monitoring Platform Perfecto Mobile Raises $15 Million Series C
Boston and Israel-basedPerfectoMobile, the makers of a testing and monitoring platform for mobile apps and websites, is today announcing having secured $15 million in a Series C round of financing. Th...
04:07 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Opinsy Launches Into Public Beta To Create The Opinion Graph
You've heard of the social graph and the interest graph - but it may be time for the Opinion Graph. Opinsy, a new platform which lets people build viral communities and followings around their opinion...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Surface RT Priced: 32GB For $499 Without Touch Cover, $599 With; 64GB For $699
Microsoft today detailed pricing for its Surface tablets, at least those running the scaled down RT version of its upcoming Windows 8 operating system designed for use on low-power processors. The Sur...
03:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Patents 3D Remote Tech, Software To Protect iPhones From Unauthorized Use
Apple was granted a number of patents today, including a couple that could have big implications for its range of mobile devices. One describes a Wii remote style 3D control mechanism that users senso...
02:56 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Heres What Accessory Manufacturers Expect The iPad Mini To Look Like
What you see here is a mock-up provided by an Shenzhen-based accessories manufacturer who is planning to build cases and hardware for the iPad Mini. Although they will most likely be wrong about the s...
02:49 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Betting Big On Surface: Orders 3 To 5 Million Tablets For Q4, Says WSJ
Redmond is getting ready to go to war, tablet war against iOS and Android -- with the looming launch of its Windows 8-powered Surface slate, due to get the final reveal on October 25. Microsoft has or...
02:39 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Romo, The iPhone-Powered Robot, Grows Up
The first Romo was a cute little hand-made robot with a cute little face that roamed around the room, turning your phone into a rat-sized telepresence rig. The Romo folks, Romotive, are based in Las V...
02:36 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Gree Sharpens International Ambitions, Now Supports 12 More Languages On Its Mobile Gaming Platform
The Japanese mobile gaming company GREE continues to build up its international profile, after a year that has taken it outside of its home market in Japan to build up its profile in the U.S. with acq...
12:57 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch EU Data Regulators Slam Google Over Privacy Policy: Its Too Large And Users Need More Control
Authorities in Europe today kicked off a fresh wave of scrutiny over Google's privacy policy and called for changes to be made in how Google manages user data, calling Google's scope "too large", but ...
12:57 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch European Data Regulators Slam Google Over Privacy Policy: Too Large And Users Need More Control (But Not Illegal)
Authorities in Europe today kicked off a fresh wave of scrutiny over Google's privacy policy and called for changes to be made in how Google manages user data, describing Google's scope as "too large"...
12:33 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Fills COO Role With Former Google Colleague: Henrique De Castro
Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer continues to staff out key positions as she's builds her new senior management team. The latest hire is former Google colleague, Henrique de Castro, who will take the role of...
12:25 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Handybook Secures $2M From Highland Capital Partners And General Catalyst For Its Uber For The Home
Handybook spun out of Harvard's Innovation Lab earlier this year and is a platform to allow users to instantly book professional home services, like handymen and cleaners, online. Today it has confirm...
12:08 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Infogr.am Launches To Kill The Careers Of Struggling Infographic Designers
Infogr.am wants to create a sort of Adobe Illustrator in the Cloud, allowing anyone to create cool info-graphics on the fly. Back in February European accelerator HackFwd invested in the startup from ...
10:46 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch New Accelerator Is On A Mission To Turn NYC Into A Hub For Healthtech Startups
Accelerators and incubators have been popping up left and right over the last few years, becoming, as Peter Relan recently put it, "an industry segment in their own right." And while that industry seg...
09:28 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Path Might Get A Bit Noisier, It Now Lets You Import Things From Facebook, Foursquare And Instagram
Remember when Path was super quiet with your nice group of fifty people? That's all going to change now. As I broke at TNW, Path has been tinkering with the notion of importing items from other social...
08:20 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Gridstore Raises $12.5 Million In Series A Financing For Grid-Based Scale-Out Storage
Gridstore has raised $12.5 million in Series A funding for its scale-out storage offering. The round was led by GGV Capital with participation from Onset Ventures and existing investors. The investmen...
04:19 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch What Would Paul Graham Do? A Search Engine That Teaches You The Ways Of Y Combinators Boss
"When should I raise money?" You might not be able to ask startup sage PG in person, but new search engine "What Would Paul Graham Do?" will point you towards the YC co-founder's most relevant essays ...
03:20 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Teens iPod Exposes Violence And Racial Profiling In NYPDs Stop & Frisk Interrogations. Watch The Video
"What am I getting arrested for?" said Alvin, a 17-year old New Yorker. "For being a fucking mutt", the NYPD officer can be clearly heard saying on the recording from Alvin's iPod, the only known audi...
02:48 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch ZocDoc CEO Cyrus Massoumi On Making Medicine More Tech-Savvy, One Appointment At A Time [TCTV]
ZocDoc is certainly not the new kid on the startup block. The company, which is best known for making a web-centric booking platform for medical appointments, originally launched way back in 2007 at t...
01:54 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Google Opens The Doors A Bit Wider For Gmail Results Within Its Main Search Experience, Adds Google Drive
A few months ago, Google announced a new field trial for a search experience that rocked my world. Basically, you could search within your emails by using the regular old Google.com, if you were logge...
01:54 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Google Opens The Doors A Bit Wider For Gmail Results Within Its Main Search Experience, Adds Google Drive And Calendar
A few months ago, Google announced a new field trial for a search experience that rocked my world. Basically, you could search within your emails by using the regular old Google.com, if you were logge...
01:49 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Tweetie Creator Loren Brichters Next Act: Atebits 2.0 To Make Fun And Useful Things [Like Games]
Tweetie creator and UX mentor Loren Brichter just announced a new project, Atebits 2.0. Atebits was the name of his previous company that was bought by Twitter in 2010. He announced as well that his f...
01:33 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch The Voice Gets A Mobile Karaoke App, Thanks To StarMaker
If you've ever watched The Voice on TV and thought, "Hey, I could do that," well, now you've got your chance to show off your singing skills in a new iOS app, The Voice On Stage.The app was developed...
01:28 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On The Daily Dot: Does The Internet Really Need A Daily Newspaper About Itself? [TCTV]
If New York has The Times and San Francisco The Chronicle, then the digital world has The Daily Dot - the first online newspaper exclusively dedicated to news about the Internet. Backed by the Los Ang...
01:15 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch GoodBlogs Allows Companies To Effortlessly Maintain A Blog About Their Industry To Drive Traffic
When it comes to maintaining a corporate blog, you may consider writing general thoughts on your industry and talking about more subjects rather than using it solely for your company's announcements. ...
12:58 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Esri Acquires Location Platform Geoloqi, Plans To Launch Alternative iOS Mapping Library Soon
Geoloqi, the Portland-based location-based platform that helps developers add location-based features to their apps, today announced that it has been acquired by Esri, a long-established GIS company t...
12:51 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Luxury Smartphone Brand Vertu Keeps Current CEO, Names Nokia Alum Anssi Vanjoki Chairman
Nokia finally managed to offload its luxury-oriented Vertu brand to private equity firm EQT-VI late last week, but the parties involved seemed content to keep quiet at the time. Not so anymore Vertu ...
12:45 am GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Techcrunch Hipster Coffee Lovers Rejoice, Blue Bottle Coffee Raises $20M
I drink a lot of coffee, if you can't tell. I love coffee so much that I make it a point to hit all of the best spots in every city that I visit. One of my favorite joints in San Francisco is Blue Bot...
11:58 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Taps Amazon Search Exec To Helm Siri, Signals A Move To A Smarter Personal Shopping Assistant
Apple has poached an Amazon exec to take over its Siri department, according to a new report from AllThingsD's Kara Swisher. The move brings William Stasor, a former AltaVista executive who was in cha...
11:54 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Streak Raises $1.9 Million For Gmail-Based CRM App
Streak has raised $1.9 million for its CRM service to share your email and track deals through your GMail inbox.Battery Ventures, Chris Sacca, g Lowercase Capital, Redpoint, Floodgate, Crunchfund, and...
11:41 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The New Foursquare, The One That Youve Helped Build And Continue To Power
As I've said before, I'm an avid user of foursquare, and it has become the de facto service for me when it comes to finding new places to grab dinner or just chill out with a drink. I've been using th...
11:37 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch The Hidden Radio: A Bluetooth Speaker With Cloistered Virtue And Some Obvious Flaws
Many of my Kickstarter dreams have come tumbling down in disappointing or non-shipping products, which isn't a knock against the site; that's a risk I fully accept and take with every project. But wit...
11:37 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Dropboxs Great Space Race Lets College Students Win Up To 25GB Of Free Storage Space For Two Years
If you are a college student anywhere in the world, Dropbox just launched an interesting new program for you that . The Great Space Race, which will run for the next eight weeks, will allow college st...
11:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch $199 LG Optimus G Will Hit AT&T Shelves November 2, Pre-Orders Start October 16
AT&T has just announced that it's version of the LG Optimus G will be available starting November 2. But for those who need no physical introduction to make purchasing decisions, pre-orders begin ...
11:04 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch With Its Gamification Tools, SessionM Reports A 35 Percent Lift In Retention, 250 Percent Lift In Engagement
Gamification works at least, that's what SessionM is trying to show with some new data about its customer results.The company offers mobile publishers a platform for adding game mechanics to their ap...
10:56 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Head Cam Footage From Felix Baumgartners Edge-Of-Space Skydive
Here's some amazing footage first-person footage of Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking skydive from the stratosphere. Yesterday, the daredevil successfully broke the speed of sound (at around 833 MPH...
10:56 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch First-Person Footage From Felix Baumgartners Edge-Of-Space Skydive
Here's some amazing footage first-person footage of Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking skydive from the stratosphere. Yesterday, the daredevil successfully broke the speed of sound (at around 833 MPH...
10:40 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch I Love Lamp, So Do My Friends, And Who Cares?
This weekend, Nick Bilton of the NYT wrote an interesting piece called "Disruptions: Seeking Privacy in a Networked Age" about his experience at a recent dinner party he threw for friends. The crux of...
10:28 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Cloud Storage Services Now Have Over 375M Users, Could Reach 500M By Year-End
According to market intelligence firm iHS iSuppli, the market for paid and free cloud storage services continues to grow rapidly andthe total number of Internet users who use paid and free cloud stora...
10:10 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch YogiPlays New Parent Center App Helps Parents Find Quality, Educational Apps For Kids
Menlo Park-basedYogiPlay, the educational-focused recommendation service for children's apps, is todayannouncingits "Parent Center" app is available across all major mobile platforms, including iOS, G...
09:51 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Are Googles Personalized Results Making Us Politically Partisan?
Here is an unintended dark side to a search engine that only provides the information we want to see: it cocoons us in an echo chamber of political information that confirms our pre-existing opinions....
09:32 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Spend Your Brick And Wood On This Ultimate Settlers Of Catan Gameboard Kickstarter Project
When last we discussed the Settlers of Catan, there were weird rumors from the wilds of a wooden board replacement for the popular board game. Now a young man named Bill Trammel has done that one bett...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Google Rolls Out New Developers Console For Play
Google previewed new version of the developer console for its Google Play app and media store at its annual I/O conference in June. The new version has been in private beta ever since, but as of today...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Google Play Rolls Out New Developers Console
Google previewed the new version of the developer console for its Google Play app and media store at its annual I/O conference in June. The new version has been in private beta ever since, but as of t...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch ZURBs Solidify Lets Designers Build And Test Clickable Prototypes For Any Device
After a few months of private beta testing, the product design company ZURB is officially launching Solidify today, a tool that aims to help designers and developers to quickly create and test clickab...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Circas New iOS App Will Change The Way You Consume News
The way that we consume information on the Internet has changed dramatically over the years. The main reason for that is because there is simply more content available to us than we could ever consume...
08:31 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Announces Three Grand Prize Winners From World HACK Competition
Facebook today announced the winners from its Facebook Developer World HACK competition, a series of events the company hosted during the months of August through September 2012. The roadshow, which i...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Working 9 To 5 For BlackBerry 10: RIM Opens Developer Workspace At EMEA HQ To Help Accelerate App Development
RIM is busy beavering away on the next generation of its mobile OS -- BlackBerry 10 -- but the BlackBerry-maker needs developers working in parallel making apps for its new ecosystem. So today it's op...
08:12 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Well See The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro October 23 As Well As The iPad Mini
Apple will be unveiling a new, smaller 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro alongside an iPad mini at a press event next week, according to a growing number of reports, including a brand new one from AllThingsD...
08:01 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Move Over, LG: Sonys New Nexus X Smartphone Reportedly Caught On Film
At this point LGs rumored Nexus phone is pretty much a lock, but a newly-leaked pair of images may indicate that the so-called Nexus 4 wont be in the Google Play Store alone. XperiaBlog happened upon ...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch After 25 Oscars, Hollywoods Underground Crowdsourced Goldmine Launches A Business
Over the last seven years, many of Hollywood’s most celebrated original movies, from Slumdog Millionaire to Juno, were studio rejects, resurrected through Hollywood’s little-known online g...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal Debuts New National Marketing Campaign Featuring Actor Jeff Goldblum
Payments giant PayPal is going through a transition. New President David Marcus has been trying to reinvent the company, restructuring product strategy and more. There are even reports of layoffs, as ...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch SimpleTV Begins Shipping Its $149 Box For Streaming Live Or Recorded TV To The iPhone, iPad, Roku, And Web
Well, it’s taken a while, but SimpleTV is finally shipping its $149 streaming TV box to users. After previewing its hardware and CES, and following a successful Kickstarter campaign, the combina...
07:59 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Japanese Games Giant GREE Buys Minority Stake In Dutch Chat Startup eBuddy
GREE, the Japanese mobile gaming giant, has continued its global investment spree, buying a minority stake in eBuddy, an Amsterdam, Netherlands-based web chat startup.In an email to TechCrunch, eBuddy...
07:40 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Silicon Valley Pioneer Brett Bullington Is In Intensive Care After Biking Accident
Brett Bullington, long-time Silicon Valley advisor, board member, and angel investor, suffered severe brain trauma in a bicycle accident outside ofBartlesville, Okla. last Monday. He remains unconscio...
07:37 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch 10,000 Muslim Protesters Demonstrate At Google UK HQ Over YouTube Film
It's probably a little tricky to raise a protest march consisting of 10,000 Muslims outside the Googleplex in Mountain View, Santa Clara. But in the centre of London, it happens to be a cinch. Especia...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Order Management Startup Lettuce Raises $2.1 Million From Crosscut Ventures, 500 Startups, And Others
Since launching about a month and a half ago, Lettuce has processed more than $2 million in orders. But the SMB market is huge, so it's looking to expand pretty quickly. To make its platform more wide...
07:16 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Retina MacBook Pro Found To Meet EPEAT Standards Thanks To External Upgradeability Options
When Apple introduced the Retina MacBook Pro and new MacBook Airs in June, it also quietly noted it would be withdrawing its computers from voluntary EPEAT environmental standards qualification. It go...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Business-Focused Ad Startup Bizo Launches Its News And Community Site Digital Marketing Remix
Bizo, a startup offering to help online advertisers reach a business audience through services like retargeting, is launching a new website and weekly newsletter today called Digital Marketing Remix.I...
06:54 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Location-Based Mobile Startup Glassmap Goes White Label: Lets Business Target Customers With Personalized Offers
Glassmap, the YC-backed location startup launched at the beginning of the year as something of a "Find My Friends" app for Facebook users, is today introducing a new vertical for business customers. W...
06:29 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch TinyCo Launches Revenue Sharing Program For Mobile Game Developers
How bad is the fight to get more users in mobile apps? Tough enough that TinyCo, an Andreessen Horowitz-backed mobile gaming company, is doing a revenue share with developers that successfully drive t...
05:35 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch San Francisco Proposes Revised Open Data Legislation, Plans to Hire Chief Data Officer
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is unveiling proposed changes to the City of San Francisco's open data legislation today, creating more structure around how the city's data is shared with the public.You ca...
05:34 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch With New Payments Feature, ReadyForZero Begins To Automate Getting Americans Out Of Debt
Y Combinator-backed financial serviceReadyForZero, which focuses on helping Americans pay down their $2.5 trillion in personal debt,is expanding its feature set today to include online payments. The n...
05:33 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Paperless Post Goes Retro And Launches Paper, A New Invitation Printing Business
Paperless Post, a company that has built a name for itself offering a cloud-based, visually engaging, way of sending people invites by email, is going retro: today the company is officially launching ...
05:27 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Referly Raises $1M To Bring Affiliate Commerce To Everyone
Referly, a YC-backed company that makes it easy for anyone to earn a bit of money while sharing links to products they adore, just raised $1 million in seed funding. Investors include New Enterprise A...
05:24 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Message Bus Lands $11M From North Bridge, True Ventures To Be The Dropbox For Cloud Messaging
In 2009, Narendra Rocherolle of 83 Degrees and Webshots and Josh Felser of Spinner, Crackle, and Freestyle Capital founded The Start Project, an accelerator that would rely on the help of a group of h...
05:17 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Gets Bigger Payday From Apples A6 Processor Production, But Kept Out Of Design
Apple and Samsung depend heavily on one another, despite the fact that they're also at each other's throats in intellectual property legal disputes around the world. But Apple is looking to reduce Sam...
05:09 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Launch48 Build-A-Business-In-48-Hours Startup Event Returns To London For Another Caffeine-Fuelled Weekend
The Launch48 event for potential startups to get together and each build a completely new online or app business in just 48 hours is back in London this weekend, with space for 100 budding entrepreneu...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Bigger Is Better: Mojiva Debuts Tablet-Only Ad Network, Smartphones Sold Separately
Mojiva, the mobile advertising network, is today opening a new chapter in its bid to carve out a space for itself in the still-young market for mobile advertising: it is launching Mojiva Tab, an ad ne...
04:56 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Nintendo To Drop Price Of Wii To $129 For Holiday Season
Nintendo has dropped the price of the Wii console to $129.99. Of course, this is to keep pace with holiday demand and maintain an edge in a market that's turned more difficult for the gaming company. ...
04:31 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Dreamhost Builds New Public Cloud On OpenStack As Market Shows Signs Of Federation
Dreamhost has built a public cloud service called DreamCompute that is built on OpenStack, the open cloud infrastructure. The new infrastructure as a service (IaaS) shows how a federated, universal c...
04:09 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch iPad Mini Pricing Framed In Light Of Apples Dedication To Margins
Rumors around the iPad mini are understandably reaching a fever pitch now that an announcement seems likely for Oct. 23, and a new one over the weekend claims to have a breakdown of iPad mini unit pri...
04:03 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch MeeGo Mobile Startup, Jolla, Names COO As New CEO As It Preps For Sailfish OS Launch; Former CEO To Focus On Sailfish Strategy
Finnish mobile startup Jolla, which is building a new OS based on the MeeGo platform with a strong focus on China, has named a new CEO as it moves towards its first product launch ahead of the unveili...
04:02 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Visa Fills Out Its V.Me Digital Wallet Strategy: Signs PNC As First Bank Partner; Adds 1-800-Flowers To Retailer List
Visa is gunning against MasterCard's PayPass, PayPal, Square and others to become consumers' default digital wallet for online and mobile payments, and today it's announcing two pieces of news in that...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Video Platform Startup Tvinci Raises $4.5 Million To Help Cable Companies Build Streaming Video Apps
In the midst of its most successful year ever, now Tvinci has brought on new funding to invest more in it platform and to expand the system into new markets. The company raised $4.5 million in funding...
03:35 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Calling All Young Entrepreneurs: Applications Open for Peter Thiels 2013 20 Under 20 Fellowships
Serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel has opened up applications for his '20 Under 20' Thiel Fellows for 2013 intake. The program awards 20 budding entrepreneurs $100,000 grants each to work ...
03:35 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Calling All (Very) Young Entrepreneurs: Applications Open for Peter Thiels 2013 20 Under 20 Fellowships
Serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel has opened up applications for his '20 Under 20' Thiel Fellows for 2013 intake. The program awards 20 budding entrepreneurs $100,000 grants each to work ...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch UrbanSitter Raises $6M To Harness The Power Of Social Recommendations In Child Care
UrbanSitter, an online service for parents and sitters to connect, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led byCanaan Partners with First Round Capital, Menlo Ventures, Rustic Canyon Partnersand s...
03:20 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch GrabCAD Raises $8.15M From Charles River Ventures, Yammer Co-Founder & Others For Its GitHub For Mechanical Engineers
GrabCAD, which offers an online community and cloud-based collaboration tools for those involved in designing and building physical products, has raised an $8.15 million series B round led by Charles ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch TopFloor, Backed With $6M From Polaris, Google Ventures And Others, Debuts Video-Driven E-Commerce Platform
TopFloor, a startup born out of Los Angeles' Science Inc. incubator, is set to make its public debut today. The company, which is co-founded by Science's Michael Jones and Brian Lee, has built a video...
02:54 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts New Windows 8 Commercial Has Lift-Off
Is it a cognitive burden or much better than you think? While I'm going to side with both camps - I think Windows 8 is going to confuse a hell of a lot of people and make a lot of people happy - the r...
02:44 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Luxury Travel Online Members Club, Secret Escapes, Raises 8 Million Led By Index Ventures; Plans For International Launch
Secret Escapes, an online 'flash sales' free-to-join members club for luxury holidays and hotel rooms, has raised a new funding round totalling 8 million ($12.8m) to bolster its position in the U.K. m...
02:44 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Luxury Travel Online Members Club, Secret Escapes, Raises 8 Million Led By Index Ventures; Plans For U.S. Launch
Secret Escapes, an online 'flash sales' free-to-join members club for luxury holidays and hotel rooms, has raised a new funding round totalling 8 million ($12.8m) to bolster its position in the U.K. m...
02:13 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Goodbye, Kindle DX, You Were Too Big For This World
The Kindle DX (artist's rendition shown here), Amazon's 10-inch offering to the academic set, has been discontinued on the site and is only available from used dealers. Although there has been no offi...
01:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Raspberry Pi Mini Computer Now Shipping With RAM Upgraded To 512MB (From 256MB); Same Tiny $35 Price-Tag
The Raspberry Pi mini computer just got a RAM upgrade -- from 256MB to 512MB -- but the $35 price-tag is staying the same. Eben Upton, chip design and founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, said the ...
12:48 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Amazon In Advanced Talks To Buy Texas Instruments Mobile Chip Business In Deal Worth Billions
Amazon is in "advanced negotiations" to buy Texas Instruments' mobile chip business, according to Israeli newspaper Calcalist, with the price expected to be in the billions of dollars range. If the de...
12:07 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Softbank Confirms It Is Buying 70% Of Sprint For $20.1B, Creating Worlds Third Largest Mobile Carrier By Sales
Softbank has confirmed the news that it is buying Sprint, the third-largest wireless carrier in the U.S., for $20.1 billion (1.571 trillion). In fact, this is turning out to be full acquisition of wha...
10:33 am GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch While You Were Sleeping: Sprint Announces Special Webcast For 4am Eastern Today; $20B Softbank Investment Confirmed?
A terse announcement from Sprint moments ago, scheduling a conference call at 4am Eastern (a couple of hours from now) could be a sign that Softbank's acquisition of Sprint may be coming to a close so...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft To Compete Against Spotify With Xbox Music, Available Soon On Xbox, Windows 8, And Windows Phone Devices
Microsoft will soon become the next player to enter the streaming music business, with a service that will see it competing against the likes of Spotify and Rdio. Its new Xbox Music service will soon ...
07:15 am GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch The New Digg Has A Fighting Chance
We have a story on our site today about that guy who accomplished a very long space jump. Baumgartner, or something. Apparently this story has made the front page of Digg, and now that front page of D...
06:10 am GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Truth In Geolocation
Lying's a lot harder than it used to be. Examples --Boss: "Where are you?" Employee: "On my way to the office." Boss: "Show me." ||| Mom: "Where are you?" Son: "At Jimmy's house" Mom: "...
05:10 am GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Egnyte: A Different Perspective Than Box About The Cloud And All That Data
Box gives a clear perspective about the approach to its business -- build a best of breed service for managing all those files in the cloud.Egnyte takes a different approach to file management. Instea...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Inside Bonobos New Palo Alto Digs, Where The Startup Known For E-Commerce Is Investing In Bricks & Mortar
Bonobos, the men's clothing company, has gained lots of ground since it was founded in 2007 for its presence on the web as a mostly pure e-commerce play. But in recent months, the company, which is he...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Believe The FUD: Windows 8 Is Much Better Than You Think
The official Windows 8 launch is less than two weeks away and judging by much of the commentary ahead of the consumer launch, you'd think that Windows 8 on the desktop is a total, unmitigated disaster...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch 90% Of Incubators And Accelerators Will Fail And Thats Just Fine For America And The World
Editor's note: Peter Relan is a former programmer and Internet executive. He founded YouWeb Incubator in 2007, spinning out a string of successful mobile and gamingcompanies.Incubators are now an indu...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Raspberry Pi: The Small Computer With The Big Ambition (To Get Kids Coding Again)
Theres more to the Pi than a powerful processor at bargain basement prices. We got the chance to chat to Eben Upton, founder and trustee of the not-for-profit Raspberry Pi Foundation -- and the man re...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Why You Shouldnt Build A Business On An API Call
I am constantly amazed by the number of startups that build applications and take a huge business risk by building their company on an API call. Countless apps, particularly social apps, have popped u...
12:42 am GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Europe Inching Closer To Fining Microsoft Billions Over Failure To Offer Internet Explorer Alternatives
Pull out the ibuprofen, Redmond: it looks like the antitrust headache that bothered Microsoft for years in Europe may be coming back: the European Commission is preparing to bring charges against the ...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Techcrunch Sparkart: How A Digital Agency Helped Redbox Get Into The Ticketing Business
Earlier this month, Redbox announced that it's going to start selling live event tickets from its ubiquitous red kiosks. That seemed like a smart move for Redbox, which is best-known as a DVD rental s...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Techcrunch 6 Tips To Get Your Startup Off The Ground And Score A Seed Round
Editor's note: Anthemos Georgiades is founder and CEO of Zumper, a new apartment rental platform.Follow him on Twitter.Zumpers seed round story is far from perfect. Like most first-time founders we sc...
10:07 pm GMT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Techcrunch Google Actually Considered Sending Felix Baumgartner To Space With Google Glass
According to a conversation on Twitter between Danny Sullivan and a member of YouTube staff, Google considered sending Felix Baumgartner to space for his jump with a pair of Google Glass. That would ...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Techcrunch Why Startups Are Helping The Economy More Than You Think
Editor's note: Nick Sedlet and Elli Sharef are co-founders of HireArt (YC W12), a platform connecting job-seekers with employers.Do tech start-ups create or destroy jobs?There is an obvious answer: th...
09:37 pm GMT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Felix Baumgartner Live: This Scientific Discovery Brought To You By Mentos, The Freshmaker
As I watch todays jump by Felix Baumgartner - it's been running non-stop on most major news channels, the same channels that gave a Space Shuttle launch about two minutes between video of a talking do...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Techcrunch Iterations: Finding Your Signal In The Noise Of Fundraising
Theres no shortage of blog posts, message threads, and Coupa- & Creamery-inspired banter around the topic of fundraising for early-stage startups. And, as nearly every founder knows all too well, ...
07:49 pm GMT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Techcrunch Skype Reaches A 45M Concurrent User Peak, And What Looks Like A New Stage Of Momentum
In case you thought Skype may be slowing down while settling into being a part of Microsoft and recently celebrating its ninth birthday, here are some numbers that seem to indicate otherwise: Last wee...
07:30 pm GMT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Techcrunch Heres To The Death Of Personal Branding On The Internet
I'm not exactly sure who made being a "personal brand" a thing on the Internet, but I'd really like to sit down with them and ask them why they thought that it was a good idea. You see, an entire ecos...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Techcrunch Going Live On Google Play: A How-To Guide For Android Developers
Editor's note: Oliver Lo is vice president of marketing for App Annie. Developers the world over are looking to cash in on the Google Play gold mine, and with 137 percent revenue growth in the first s...
05:13 pm GMT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Techcrunch Toilets Are Like Facebook, A NSFW Video Parody Of Facebooks Chair Ad
Facebook's first video ad is a bit strange. It compares chairs to Facebook. Because, you know, reasons. Obviously. The video parody here uses slightly naughty language and shows people sitting on toil...
02:29 pm GMT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Techcrunch Alleged AT&T Training Document Suggests ISPs Prepping Anti-Piracy Moves
A document alleged by TorrentFreak to be leaked AT&T training materials suggests that the RIAA is about to get real about piracy with significant actions on the ground, in concert with the operato...
02:02 pm GMT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Techcrunch SNLs Sketch Pits iPhone 5 Factory Workers Problems Against The Tech Critics
Saturday Night Lives latest parody sketch gives life to that oft-quted phrase 'first world problems'. In a biting take-down of some of the legitimate, but sometimes whiny niggles us tech press have wi...
09:00 am GMT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Techcrunch A Founders Guide To Replacing Yourself: A Few Weeks Ago I Made My Toughest HR Decision Yet I Fired Myself
Editor's note:Suranga Chandratillake launchedblinkxin 2005, ultimately taking it public on the London Stock Exchange in May 2007. Entrepreneurs have plenty to worry about: raising enough capital, keep...
06:00 am GMT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Techcrunch 3 Lessons That Startups Can Learn From Facebooks Failed Credits Experiment
Editor's note: Peter Vogel is co-founder and CEO ofPlink, an online-to-offline loyalty program that rewards members for dining and shopping at their favorite national restaurants and offline stores. S...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Techcrunch Avoiding Unnecessary Charges While Traveling Internationally With An iPhone
Editors Note:Brenden Mulliganis an avid traveler and entrepreneur who created Onesheet, Webbygram, TipList, ArtistData, MorningPics, and PhotoPile. You can find him on Twitter [email protected] my opinio...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Techcrunch Angel Investors Do Make Money, Data Shows 2.5X Returns Overall
Editors note: Robert Wiltbank, PhD, is a professor at Willamette University in Portland, Ore. He is co-author of Effectual Entrepreneurshipand of The Catalyst, as well as many academic articles in the...
02:30 am GMT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Techcrunch The San Francisco Games Revolution Is Over
The Bay Area is the epicentre of a massive disruption which shook the games industry to its foundation. It erupted through what we call social and mobile games, drew huge audiences and changed the fun...
01:15 am GMT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Techcrunch Workday IPO Shows Entrepreneurs What Matters: Market Size, Profitability And, Yes, Pricing
The successful public market debut of Workday this past week was breathtaking. The initial filing range of $21 - $24 was raised to $24 -$26 while the company was marketing on its roadshow. The IPO was...
12:45 am GMT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Techcrunch Study: Europeans Quickest To Adopt iOS 6, Overall Updates Growth Continues
We've got some new and interesting numbers to share about iOS 6 adoption three weeks after launch, from a couple of different sources, both of which show users continue to update to the new mobile OS ...
11:55 pm GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch The New VC Kids On The Block Helping Europes Startups To Pick Up The Pace
In dribs and drabs, the European venture capital scene has started to look gradually more like it will develop a broader range of VCs than in the past. True, the majority of European VC funds have not...
11:15 pm GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch Romney, Obama Release Statements On How To Grow Tech Startups
Both presidential campaigns released statements on how they would grow the technology startup Industry. In letters addressed to the regional trade organization, NYTechMeeetup, both candidates gave mod...
10:26 pm GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch Rumor: Verizon-Bound Nokia Lumia 822 Will Cost A Cool $49 On-Contract
You may have caught on to the Verizon-flavored Nokia handset floating around the rumor mill. But just in case you missed it, a few recent leaks have led us to believe that the red carrier will lay cla...
10:26 pm GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch Rumor: Verizon-Bound Nokia Lumia 822 Will Cost A Cool $49 On Contract
You may have caught on to the Verizon-flavored Nokia handset floating around the rumor mill. But just in case you missed it, a few recent leaks have led us to believe that the red carrier will lay cla...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Rocks In A Can
The Gillmor Gang Danny Sullivan, John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor bemoan the political dregs of the finally-engaged election before working our way back into tech waters. ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins On The Past, Present And Future
Forty years ago, Eugene Kleiner and Tom Perkins set out to disrupt the then nascent venture capital industry. Kleiner, who was one of the founders of Fairchild Semiconductor, and Perkins, who was a me...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterests Attribution Program Grows: Dreamstime Joins To Help End Battle Over Watermarked, Copyrighted Images
Dreamstime, a stock photo site with 5 million users and 140,000 contributors, has become the latest professional photography service to resolve its legal issues regarding the pinning of copyright-prot...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch Prepare To Pay For Your Privacy
Yesterday I walked from Cambodia into Thailand. On the way out of Cambodia, I was fingerprinted; on the way into Thailand, I was photographed. While I waited for the train to Bangkok I read legendary ...
04:56 pm GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Acknowledges Uneven Lighting On The Kindle Paperwhite
The Kindle Paperwhite is an amazing ereader. It's arguably the best on the market. But it's not flawless. Some users, including several TechCrunch writers, noticed the lighting on their Paperwhite is ...
04:22 pm GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch An Interview With Josh Bechtel, The Inventor Of The Bicymple
There's been quite a bit of disruption in bikes recently and the Bicymple is no exception. Designed by Josh Bechtel, the bike aims to be easy to ride, trouble free, and less expensive than traditional...
09:00 am GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch How Will Salesforce Adapt To The Next Platform Shift: Mobile Computing?
Editor's note:Bruce Cleveland is a General Partner with InterWest Partners focusedon software and services sector investmentswith an emphasis on cloudcomputing, mobile and analytical applications.Most...
07:10 am GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch SocialFlow Names Missy Godfrey As Its New CEO, Brings In Over Two Decades Of Media Experience
Social media optimization technology company SocialFlow has made a change at the top. We've learned that its Co-Founder Frank Speiser has stepped down from the CEO position to make way for former Mana...
05:47 am GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch Sensegon Plans To Improve Ad Targeting Based On Your Personality
Ad tech companies are trying get better at demographic targeting, especially on mobile, but a startup called Sensegonaims to go a step further targeting ads based on audience member's personality.To ...
04:32 am GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch Its Done: Providence Equity Partners Has Sold Its Stake In Hulu For $200M
It's been a long time coming, but private equity firm Providence Equity Partners has sold its stake in Hulu for $200 million, a person familiar with the matter has confirmed. The buyout of the firm's ...
04:32 am GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch Its Done: Early Hulu Investor Providence Equity Partners Has Sold Its Stake For $200M
It's been a long time coming, but private equity firm Providence Equity Partners has sold its stake in Hulu for $200 million, a person familiar with the matter has confirmed. The buyout of the firm's ...
04:16 am GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch Defining A Successful IPO: $FB Flopped Yet Workday Wins By Handing $470M To Investors?
Congratulations, Workday. Its share popped 74% when it IPO'd today. Or should I say condolences? $470 million ended up in the pockets of investors instead of the cloud startup's war chest.Meanwhile, F...
03:21 am GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch This Guy Really Wants To Work For Social Reward Platform Kiip. Is This The New Way To Land A Job?
I've seen plenty of interesting and unique "resume sites" where people are trying to get the attention of the companies that they really want to work for. Sometimes it's a Facebook ad, a video or some...
03:17 am GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch U.S. Postal Service Plans To Launch Experimental Same-Day Delivery Service In November
The United States Postal Service (USPS) just informed the Postal Regulatory Commission that it plans to launch an experimental same-day delivery service called Metro Post. The USPS says this test is s...
03:10 am GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch Postmates Is Updating Its App To Go After The Grocery Market With Deeper Supermarket Integration
Postmates has always wanted to be the go-to app for on-demand delivery of local items. It took off thanks to the launch of its Get It Now app, providing hundreds of warm meals a day to hard-working, h...
01:51 am GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch If Instagram Was More About Words Than Things, Youd Have Whims for iOS
Instagram is huge because it's a network made of people who are all passionate about taking pictures of things that they see and then dropping a cool filter on them to enhance their vision. It caught ...
01:51 am GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch If Instagram Were More About Words Than Things, Youd Have Whims for iOS
Instagram is huge because it's a network made of people who are passionate about taking pictures of things that they see and then dropping a cool filter on them to enhance their vision. It caught on i...
01:43 am GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch Open Source Search Engine Apache LuceneSolr Gets Big Update
Today the Apache Foundation released a major update to the open source search engine building tools Lucene and Solr. Version 4.0 adds several new features aimed at making Solr easier to use, more scal...
01:02 am GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Having Some Issues With Twitter Cross-Posting, But Nobody Cares. For Reasons.
As The Next Web reported, users are finding that their Facebook status messages aren't being cross-posted to Twitter even though they've set up their accounts to do so. I first noticed this the other ...
12:17 am GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 10.12.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - John Borthwick, Danny Sullivan, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm Pacific....
12:04 am GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Techcrunch Academia.Edu Overhauls Profiles As The Onus Falls On Researchers To Manage Their Personal Brands
Even though it's taken for granted that you have to manage your own personal brand on the web, that still isn't necessarily the case in the slower-moving world of academia. But it's starting to happen...
11:51 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Findery, Caterina Fakes Startup Previously Named Pinwheel, Debuts In Public Beta
Findery, the new location-based note sharing startup from Flickr and Hunch co-founder Caterina Fake, launched in public beta yesterday afternoon. ...
11:47 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Testing A Toolbar Layout With Notifications On The Right Near Ads And Gifts
Facebook likes to test things out on the live site, getting feedback in real-time. Sometimes, things make their way to some of your friends, but not to you. Some would call this an "inconsistent exper...
11:47 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Testing A Navigation Bar Layout With Notifications On The Right Near Ads And Gifts
Facebook likes to test things out on the live site, getting feedback in real-time. Sometimes, things make their way to some of your friends, but not to you. Some would call this an "inconsistent exper...
11:34 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch The New iPod Touch Will Further Obliterate The Point-And-Shoot Market
It's easy to forget that the iPod touch didn't even include a camera until 2010. While such a key feature has been standard on the iPhone since its initial unveiling in 2007, Apple apparently didn't t...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Inside Network Launches New Blog Inside Social Commerce To Chronicle The Future Of Shopping
Ecommerce has gotten friendly with the rise of Pinterest, Facebook Gifts, and more ways to sell to peers. So today Inside Network launched a new site called Inside Social Commerce to complement its bl...
11:27 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Launches Its Windows 8 App
The Windows 8 Store could sure use a few good apps before the official Windows 8 launch later this month, but at least we're seeing a slow trickle of interesting apps from known brands now. One of the...
10:59 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Kidaptive Raises Large Seed Round From Menlo, CrunchFund & Others To Bring Childrens Educational Apps To iPad
The iPad is the first computer a generation of children will have access to - a shift in computing which has birthed an industry of kid-focused startups. While some companies build apps purely for ent...
10:45 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Velti Report: With iPhone 5 and iOS 6, Apple Reclaims Ad Marketshare, While Photos Apps Decline
The September mobile ad report from Velti is dominated by the launch of the iPhone 5 and iOS 6. For one thing, after two months where Android seemed to be gaining on iOS in mobile ad impressions, iOS ...
09:58 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch According To Path, Its Users Really Cant Get Enough Of The Hunger Games, Heres Their Top 10 Watched Films
If you're a Path user, you know that you can share the movies that you're watching with your intimate group of friends and family. It's not a feature that I've used a lot, even though I'm a huge movie...
09:57 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch No Online Questions At Next Debate: Tired Of Pot And Snowmen?
The Internet is taking a backseat at the next presidential debate: CNN's moderator Candy Crowley will not be "taking questions via email, Twitter, Google Moderator or any other online source for the O...
09:43 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Jive Software Drops Below Post-IPO Low As Enterprise Takes A Second Look At Private Social Networks
Jive Software is hovering below its post-IPO low, after an investment bank lowered its rating on the company, citing research that shows enterprise companies are taking a cautious view of private soci...
09:31 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Founder Richard MacManus Departs ReadWriteWeb To Work On A Book
Richard MacManus, who founded tech blog ReadWriteWeb all the way back in 2003 and served as its editor in chief, has announced (through a post on his personal blog) that he's leaving the site.ReadWrit...
08:30 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Wikileaks, Desperate For Money, Erects Paywall And Angers Hacker Group, Anonymous
Wikileaks, the infamous government document leak service, is now charging for access to some of its files. After the United States championed a global payment system embargo against the site, Wikileak...
08:26 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Changes Its Search Ranking Algorithm To Focus On Engagement, Not Just Clicks
YouTube just announced that it is changing its search ranking algorithm to highlight videos that keep viewers engaged. The idea here, says YouTube, is to "reward engaging videos that keep viewers watc...
08:21 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Storylane Combats Social Media Glibness With A Sharing Platform For In-Depth Stories And Opinions
One of the often repeated criticisms of social media is that it tends to be glib and shallow. That's a simplification, but I think it has some truth to it when I'm on a site like Twitter, I'm usually...
08:08 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Cloudscaling Opens Google Compute Engine APIs To OpenStack, Provides Alternative To Amazon Web Services
Cloudscaling has opened up the Google Compute Engine (GCE) APIs to OpenStack, allowing customers that use the open, federated cloud to access Google's vast cloud infrastructure.Cloudscaling, a San Fra...
08:03 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Source: Former Nokia Vet Anssi Vanjoki Will Be CEO Of EQT-Owned Vertu, Android To Replace Symbian
Word has come through that Nokia has completed its sale of luxury phone brand Vertu to EQT VI. But TechCrunch has heard sources that Anssi Vanjoki, the 20-year Nokia veteran who resigned back in 2010,...
07:58 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Canonicals Ubuntu One Cloud Storage Service Comes To The Mac
Canonical isn't just the company behind the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, but with Ubuntu One, it also offers a cloud storage service with 5GB of free storage space, as well as a music locker, an...
07:37 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Responds To Tumblrs Photoset App With New Photo-Focused Update On Android
Well, that didn't take long. Almost immediately after Tumblr announced Photoset, its brand-new standalone iOS application for photo-sharing, Dropbox updated its Android app with similar functionality....
07:36 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal: Do Not Call Us A Mobile Payments Company
PayPal spokesperson Anuj Nayar is putting up an interesting blog post today about how the company wants to be branded with regard to payments in the future. Basically, the company doesn't want to be p...
07:21 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Purple Flares Got You Down? CamHoodie Case For iPhone 5 Can Help
Enough's been said already about the iPhone 5's purple flaring issue. It's actually very common for modern-day optics systems, but long-time users aren't really used to it. So the folks atFotoDiox hav...
06:18 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apples iPad Mini Event Likely Happening October 23
Apple's iPad mini event was rumored to be happening sometime around October 17, but this week brought no invite. Now, however, there's a very good sign that we could see it on October 23, thanks to a ...
06:12 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Mouthees Social Recommendations Platform Makes It Easy To Share Word-Of-Mouth (Get It?) Reviews
Plenty of startups still believe there's room in the social recommendations space, and now, another new contender heads into battle. Chicago-based Mouthee is today officially debuting its website and ...
05:52 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Agrees To License Iconic Swiss Federal Railways Clock Design Used In iOS 6
Late last month Apple was accused of copying the design of the iconic 1940s Swiss Railway Station Clock owned by SBB (Swiss Federal Railways) for the clock design used in iOS 6. Now Cupertino has agre...
05:48 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Best Buy To Price Match Amazon And Other Online Retailers This Holiday Season
By raise of hands, who goes to Best Buy to try something they intend to buy on Amazon or Newegg? Everyone? In what could be the retailer's smartest move in years, Best Buy intends to match the prices ...
04:42 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Angry Birds The Particle Physics Board Game: Rovio And CERN Collaborate On Making Learning Quantum Physics Fun
Angry Birds-maker Rovio and CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, are to collaborate on developing "fun learning experiences" aimed at getting kids engaged with science. The collaborat...
04:39 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft To Go All-In With $1.5B Windows 8 Marketing Blitz
Windows 8 launches on October 26. It's been said to be Microsoft's most important product launch to date. And Redmond is reportedly prepped to properly support the product with a massive marketing cam...
03:19 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch ChangeWave: Forget Maps, iPhone 5 Is Still A Major Attraction With Demand At Record Rates; WP 8 And Nokia Still Challenged
So much for all that Maps thunder and Lightning port issues, and what they might mean for sales of the iPhone 5: a new survey published today by 451/ChangeWave Research reveals that in fact Apple's la...
12:38 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Social TV Market To Be Worth $256.44BN By 2017; Europe Taking Largest Share Now
The global social TV market is already a multi-billion dollar industry, with TV giants betting big money on second screen viewing, but the market is set for double-digit growth in the the next five ye...
12:22 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch ExactTarget Buys Pardot For $95.5M And iGoDigital For $21M As Marketing Solutions Consolidate
ExactTarget, the marketing software giant that went public in March of this year, has picked up a pair of smaller companies to build out its portfolio: marketing automation company Pardot for $95.5 mi...
05:43 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Co-Working Space Espacio Launches To Turn Medellin Into A Startup Hub
Got any nominees for the "Silicon Valley of Latin America"? If you're like me (i.e., ignorant) you're probably going "Um ..." However, the founders of a new co-working space and "entrepreneurial cente...
05:21 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Dennis Crowley: Foursquare Considered Selling, Is The Best Local Search Tool In The Planet
Tonight at PandoDaily's PandoMonthly NYC event, Foursquare co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley shared some thoughts about the service. The New York-based company now sees itself as a local search tool a...
05:21 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Dennis Crowley: Foursquare Considered Selling, Is The Best Local Search Tool On The Planet
Tonight at PandoDaily's PandoMonthly NYC event, Foursquare co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley shared some thoughts about the service. The New York-based company now sees itself as a local search tool a...
05:18 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Dick Costolo: The Biggest Misconception About Twitter Is That You Have To Tweet To Use Twitter
During a fireside chat at Federated Media's San Francisco headquarters, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo sat down to talk with John Battelle in the warmup for Battelle's first ever OpenCoSF event tomorrow, wh...
04:41 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Sports Section, 2.0: YourSports Launches Its Ambitious Project To Build The Facebook Of Sports
"There's a major piece missing from the social graph," Chris McCoy tells me over coffee, "and it's sports." Naturally, McCoy is a former baseball player, Quora devotee and a religious consumer of all ...
04:41 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Sports Section 2.0: YourSports Launches Its Ambitious Project To Build The Facebook Of Sports
"There's a major piece missing from the social graph," Chris McCoy tells me over coffee, "and it's sports." Naturally, McCoy is a former baseball player, Quora devotee and a religious consumer of all ...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Paul Ryan So Much More Popular Than Biden, Ryans The Top Reason Users Even Search For The Veep
In American politics, incumbents generally have an unfair popularity advantage, by virtue of holding power and the soapbox that comes with it. Not so much is the case with Vice-President Joe Biden. Hi...
02:37 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch ComScore: Googles Search Engine Market Share Increased In September, Yahoo Down Another 0.6 Percentage Points
ComScore just published its latest U.S. search market numbers and things aren't looking too good for Yahoo. Yahoo's Bing-powered search lost another 0.6 percentage points and now has just 12.2% of the...
02:04 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Breast Cancer-Sensing Bra Detects Tumors Years Before Some Mammograms
Breast cancer kills an estimated 39,500 women a year; yet if it's detected early enough, the five-year survival rate is over 95 percent. Now, the new Breast Tissue Screening Bra provides women continu...
01:57 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch First Results Are In: Facebooks New Custom Audience CRM Ads Increase Conversions And Lower Costs
Just three weeks after Facebook formally launched Custom Audience ads that can target people by lists of email addresses or phone numbers, TechCrunch has attained the first reports on their performanc...
01:49 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch CourseHorse Gets $500K Seed Funding To Expand Class Booking Engine Beyond NYC
CourseHorse, a New York City-based startup that runs a platform that curates the best classes from local education providers along with a centralized booking engine for prospective students, has raise...
01:36 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Reminder: We Need Sponsors For The Northern Meet-Ups
As you may well know, we're going to visit Toronto, Detroit, and Chicago in November and we'd like to invite you all out for a beer. We're at the point in the game that we've found a venue, gotten nea...
01:30 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch The Onion To Launch Weekly TEDTalks Competitor On YouTube: No Mind Will Be Left Unchanged
Early last year, fabled satirical news source, The Onion, launched a sports TV show called "Onion SportsDome" that aimed to parody SportsCenter, ESPN's long-running daily news show about all-things sp...
01:24 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Pixelpipe Automates Pi.pe, Now Lets You Schedule File Transfers Across Cloud Services
Today, the San Francisco-based startupPixelpipeis adding a new feature called "Pipelines" to its file transfer servicePi.pe. The featureautomates file copying between cloud services, similar to the wa...
01:10 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Which Trendy New 4-Inch Phone Is For You?
It was inevitable. Smartphone displays have gone from a standard 4 inches to ~5-inches in a short time, and the truth is that phones can only get so big before being too big. And so, as the tide ebbs ...
01:09 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Currently Down For Some European Users, Anon Hacker Claims Responsibiilty
Facebook is down for many users in Europe, according to several TC tipsters and widespread reports on Twitter. Twitter user @AnonymousOwn3r is claiming responsibility, as he had done in the past for a...
01:09 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Currently Down For Some European Users, Anon Hacker Claims Responsibiilty [Update: Not A Hack]
Facebook is down for many users in Europe, according to several TC tipsters and widespread reports on Twitter. Twitter user @AnonymousOwn3r is claiming responsibility, as he had done in the past for a...
01:03 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Big Switch Hires Former Battery Ventures Partner As Networking Space Heats Up And Acquisition Speculations Swirl
Big Switch, one of the hottest startups in the fast-growing software defined networking (SDN) market, has namedJason Matlofas its new vice president of marketing afterhe leftBattery Ventures as a part...
12:48 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch This Is Every Experience Ive Ever Had With Apples iOS 6 Maps
I've not had great results when using Apple's iOS 6 Maps app, in fact, my fiancee has banned me from using it completely after Siri tried to send us over a cliff. Clearly we didn't follow the directio...
12:35 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Companies Can Now Claim Their Profiles On Developer Reputation Site Coderwall
Coderwall, a Y Combinator-backed startup that allows developers to build profiles around their skills and achievements, is ready for companies to start recruiting on the site specifically by customiz...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Techcrunch Thoughtful.org Launches To Connect Brands And Celebrities To Shake Up Social Good
Here's the deal, I have some experience in the realm of trying to gather a bunch of folks around a cause to make an actual difference in the world for others. Over the past few years, I've seen quite ...
11:25 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Open-Sources Clutch.IO, The Mobile AB Testing Service It Recently Acquired
In August, Twitter acquired the small A/B testing service and development frameworkClutch.ioand announced that it would shut the service down on November 1st. Clutch, which Twitter describes as "an ea...
11:14 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Heyzaps Play With Friends Feature Connects You With Other Players In Any Mobile Multiplayer Game
Heyzap has added a cool new feature to its social platform for mobile games the ability to actually start playing games with other users.The app already allowed users to check-in to games that they w...
11:09 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks First Mobile Advertising Interface Was Built By An Intern
Facebook has assembled one of the tech world's best and brightest team of engineers, and today we get a little glimpse at one process it uses to find and nurture that talent: trials by fire. It turns ...
11:09 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Marketplace EggDrop Shuts Down Following Craigslist C&D, But Says Slow Growth To Blame
EggDrop, a mobile marketplace application with over half a million downloads, is shutting down. The company will inform its current user base via email on Friday. According to CEO Dan Zheng, EggDrop w...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Graphiclys Micah Baldwin Leafs Through the Future of Books
"In the Studio" rolls into the fall months by hosting a jack of all startup trades, someone who has founded a company (and is CEO), but who also is extremely generous with his time as an advisor, coac...
10:56 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Droid Razr HD, Razr Maxx HD To Hit Verizon Stores October 18
Verizon has officially announced the release of the Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD on October 18. That's a Thursday. ...
10:52 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Isis, MCX, Barclaycard And Others On Mobile Payments And The Challenge Of Convening An Industry
At CTIA MobileCon's third day keynote in San Diego, a panel of mobile commerce industry leaders discussed the state of mobile payments, the challenges it faces in terms of adoption and regulatory conc...
10:51 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Fact-Checking Googles New Study On Political Fact-Checking: Mostly Misleading
Welcome to TechCrunch’s ongoing series where we hold major tech companies accountable for spreading propaganda about their service’s value to the democratic process. Today, Google released...
10:31 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Samsungs Galaxy Nexus Gets A Reprieve As Appeals Court Overturns Sales Injunction
After stating that a California district court "abused its discretion," the U.S. Court Of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has officially reversed a previously-issued sales injunction on the Samsung Ga...
10:21 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Kii Cloud Opens Doors For Mobile Developer Platform With 25 Million End Users
Amobile back-end as a service (MBaaS) called Kii Cloud officially openedfor developers today, boasting 25 million end users and a group of distribution partners such as NTT docomo....
10:01 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Kindle Paperwhite Available To Pre-Order In UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain
Amazon had another European announcement today. The Kindle Paperwhite is now available to pre-order in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Canada won't get it for now....
09:28 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Now Offers More In-Depth Analytics, Including Time Watched And Annotations Reporting
YouTube just announced a number of updates that will allow video creators to see more in-depth analytics for how users are watching their videos. YouTube's analytics now, for example, put a stronger e...
09:20 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Releases Kindles Lending Library In UK, Germany, France With 200,000 Books, Increases KDP Royalty Fund
Amazon continues to roll out its content offerings in Europe. Soon, Amazon Prime members will be able to borrow books from the Kindle owners' lending library. 200,000 books are available at the time o...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Peek Launches To Become The Go-To Site For Travelers, Starts With California And Hawaii
Peek is an alternative to the fragmented, painful Web 1.0 experiences that most travelers have become used to. Combining beautiful design, smart editorial content, and e-commerce, Peek seeks to offer ...
08:52 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Teespring Wants To Be The Place Where You Can Crowdfund Anything, Is Starting With T-Shirts
At first glance, Teespring looks like it's trying to become a Kickstarter for t-shirts, with its recently launched website that allows anyone to design custom tees which are then crowdfunded into prod...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Officially Debuts The Galaxy S III Mini: 4 Mid-Range Jelly Bean In A Smaller Package
The Samsung Galaxy S III is the next big thing, and as Samsung's marketing squad won't let us forget, it's already here. But another "big thing" in a decidedly smaller package is making its way to cen...
08:05 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches A New Zagat App For Android
Google just gave the old-school dining guide Zagat, which it acquired last September, a brand new (and free) Android app. The new app is available for free and, according to Google, was "re-built from...
08:02 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Skyfire Raises $10M To Bring Its Mobile Optimization Tools To Global Carriers
Skyfire, which makes mobile browser products for both carriers and consumers, has raised $10 million in Series D funding.The company's main carrier product is currently the Skyfire Rocket Optimizer, w...
07:54 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Social Loyalty Platform PunchTab Heads To Mobile: Debuts Giveaways App For iPhone
PunchTab, a social loyalty and rewards platform now backed by $5.25 million in venture funding, is expanding its platform to mobile. Until now, the company had focused on allowing businessesand agenci...
07:48 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Atari Revamps Breakout For Zynga Mobile Tie-Up: Launches Super Bunny Breakout iOS App, Android Next
Zynga and Atari have launched their first game together, under the Zynga Mobile Partner Program -- announced this summer. The program allows third party companies to tap into Zynga's network, while he...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch IAB: 6-Month Internet Ad Revenues Hit All-Time High Of $17B But Growth Slowing Again, Mobile Booming
The IAB has published its half-year sales report for Internet advertising: just over $17 billion for the first six months of this year, another record for online advertising. But after two years of st...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch IAB: 6-Month Internet U.S. Ad Revenues Hit All-Time High Of $17B But Growth Slowing Again, Mobile Booming
The IAB has published its half-year sales report for Internet advertising in the U.S.: it's come out to just over $17 billion for the first six months of this year, another record for online advertisi...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint Confirms Talks With Japanese Wireless Carrier Softbank Corp
Sprint has confirmed that it is, in fact, in talks with Japanese mobile carrier Softbank. The news leaked earlier today that Softbank may be making a $12.8 billion investment in Sprint, which "could i...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Tumblr Puts More Focus On Photos With Photoset, Its New Standalone iOS App
Tumblr is a company that has built a platform that seemingly morphs every single time I visit it. One of the most popular features of the service is its ability to share photos, and then of course wat...
06:54 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Windows 8 Shoehorns Touch Into Desktops And Laptops: This Wont End Well
On the desktop, and on notebooks, a touch screen interface has yet to really become a mainstream staple. There have definitely been attempts to bring touchscreen to desktop displays and all-in-ones in...
06:19 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch iFixit: New iPod Touch Is Way Harder To Repair Than iPhone 5
A brand new iPod touch has ascended from the depths of Apple HQ, and as sure as the sun rises in the East and sets in the West, iFixit has torn the thing apart with heat guns and spudgers. If you kind...
06:19 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch AppSurfer Takes Android Apps To The Browser, Lets You Embed Them Anywhere
Amazon's Appstore for Android has long allowed consumers to test apps in the browser before purchase, but a new startup debuting now wants to offer an alternative. AppSurfer, as the company is called,...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Lightbank Leads $5M Round In Personalized Retail Site For Men, Frank & Oak
Frank & Oak a personalized online clothing retailer for men, has raised $5 million in funding from Lightbank with participation from BDMI, Rho Ventures Canada and Real Ventures....
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Twitters Lame Attitude To A Startuppers Hijacked Account Could Be The Tip Of The Iceberg
Twitter's CEO may well be a failed comedian, but the many people that suffer the harsh experience of having their Twitter account hijacked surely think it no laughing matter. I'm been following the ca...
05:23 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch RIMs Big Bet: BlackBerry 10 Extended Demo Video And Hands-On Impressions
Here at CTIA's MobileCon in San Diego, me and colleague Chris Velazco got to sit down with RIM's Jeff Gadway for some extended BlackBerry 10 hands-on and feature demo time. We shot uncut video of the ...
05:13 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch HP May Still Be The King Of PCs, But Lenovo Will Usurp The Throne Next Quarter
Depending who you ask, Lenovo topped HP in 2012's third quarter to become the top worldwide PC supplier. Research firm Gartner reports Lenovo shipped just slightly more PCs than HP to hit a 15.7% mark...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch E-Commerce Delivery Startup Shutl Lands Another $3.2M In Run-Up To U.S. Launch
Shutl, the London-based startup that promises to enable the delivery of online purchases within minutes of sale, has secured $3.2 million in funding that it plans to put toward its upcoming debut in N...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Fab Reinvents iPhone And iPad Apps With Social Commerce, Streamlined UI, Search And More
Design-focused e-commerce site Fab is constantly iterating and innovating. The company, which just hit 7 million users, unlocked the site from signing-in, expanded internationally, launched a major si...
04:57 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Report: U.S. Broadband Providers Pay-TV Focus May Be Killing The Next Wave Of Web Innovation
The U.S. risks falling behind on online product innovation because it isn't gaining a critical mass of subscribers to superfast broadband services (of 25Mbps+). That's the scenario being painted ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Minted, The Indie Prints Marketplace, Launches Party Decor In Push To Be A Full-On Lifestyle Brand
Minted, the marketplace for prints designed by independent graphic artists that is best known for its flagship stationery business, is spreading its wings. First came the debut of its wall art vertica...
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Demotix Hits A Million Images, Proving The Crowd-Sourced Picture Agency Can Work
We've been covering Demotix since their controversial launch in 2008 and frankly the jury at the time was out on whether they really could create what many had tried and failed to do: a crowd-sourced,...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Rovios First Book App, Bad Piggies Best Egg Recipes, Takes It Further Into Non-Fiction, Non-Gaming Territory
After Rovio last week put out a teaser for its very first book app, with an announcement full of addled-looking pigs, today it's unveiled the actual product: it's an app for a cookbook about eggs -- w...
03:11 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch SoLoMo Update: Mobile-Only Social Networks To Reach 1B Users By 2014, 800M Users Of Foursquare + Other Location Services This Year
Crystal ball-gazing time from Gartner... The analysts, which last night published some stats on how PCs continue to reign as the woolly mammoth of the tech world, today followed up with a list of pred...
03:06 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Sharethrough Raises $5M For Its Native Video Ad Platform
Video ad startup Sharethrough has raised $5 million in Series B funding.The round comes from its existing investors North Bridge Venture Partners and Floodgate. The key, says CEO Dan Greenberg, was sp...
02:49 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch The Bicymple Disrupts The Traditional Bike Design And I Like It
Fixie riders are a special breed, to be sure, and very excitable. But what would happen if you took away their gearless chain systems and just slapped some pedals on their rear wheels? Blam. Heads exp...
02:40 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Rocket Internets Asia Price Comparison Venture, Pricepanda, Continues Its Regional March
Pricepanda, the Rocket Internet-fuelled South East Asian online price comparison venture founded in May this year and rumoured to be backed by less than 10 million ($12.8 million), has added Indonesia...
12:51 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud-Music Player AudioBox Reboots With Support For DropBox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Box, Others
The world isn't exactly short of services offering to store your music collection in the cloud so that you can access it from anywhere. In recent times, major players Apple (iCloud), Google (Drive), a...
12:48 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Like Alibaba, But Safer: YC-Backed HD Trade Services Wants To Be The Platform For Goods Traders In China And Beyond
We last caught up with HD Trade Services in August, when the company, part of Y-Combinator's summer class, released a tablet app to help smaller enterprises manage the process of buying and shipping g...
11:38 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Google Gives Street View A 250K-Mile Update Across 17+ Countries, Its Biggest Update Ever
Google is continuing to gain points on the mapping front, today launching yet more features for the product at a time when Apple's offering continues to appear weak by comparison. Today it announced t...
11:38 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Google Gives Street View A 250K-Mile Update Across 17+ Countries, Its Biggest Update Ever; Maps API Now Features Time Zones
Google is continuing to gain points on the mapping front, today launching yet more features for the product at a time when Apple's offering continues to appear weak by comparison. Today it announced t...
11:01 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Bridging The Gap Between Pawn Shop And Bank, Borro Raises $26M Led By Canaan Partners
Borro, a personal asset lending platform, has just received a massive $26 million funding round led by Canaan Partners. The service essentially classes up the idea of collateral loans, offering up to ...
10:55 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The Three Most Fund-able Health Companies From The DC To VC Showcase
Today, Morgenthaler Ventures and Health 2.0 concluded its "DC to VC" startup showcase, a nationwide contest that aims to find the most promising and "fund-able" young businesses in health IT looking f...
08:13 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Mobile Apps Now Support Pages, iOS App Gets iPhone 5 Support And Finally Lets You Edit Your Posts
Google just launched the latest version of its Google+ apps for Android and iOS. The most important new feature in this update is support for Google+ pages. Page owners can now view, post an...
08:12 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Good News For Brands, Google+ App Gets Page Management Support On Android And iOS
As we've mentioned before, Google+ has become a place for businesses and brands to set up shop and interact with their customers. Google is making sure that these folks have everything they need ...
08:12 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Good News For Brands, Managing Pages With The Google+ App Is Finally Here (Kind Of)
As I've mentioned before, Google+ has become a place for businesses and brands to set up shop and interact with their customers. Google is making sure that these folks have everything they need t...
07:59 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch RockMelt For iPad: A Browser Built For Touch That Turns The Web Into A Feed So Content Comes To You
Surfing the Internet can feel like you're running in circles, constantly checking your favorite sites for updates. The RockMelt team believes that content should be delivered, not hunted, so its new b...
06:12 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Bounce Along To Apples Latest iPod TV Ad
If iPods could dance, it would look a lot like this new commercial Apple has just posted to its website. The ad shows a plethora of colorful iPod touch, iPod nano, and iPod shuffles bouncing around. I...
05:20 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Silvercar Lands $11.5M From CrunchFund, Dave Morin & Others To Reinvent Airport Car Rental
One piece of the car puzzle that is often left out of discussions about the new generation of car rental, ridesharing and taxi businesses: The pain in the ass that is the airport car rental experience...
04:31 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Nokias Not-So-Shy Lumia 822 Caught On Camera Clad In Verizon Branding
AT&T and T-Mobile have already pulled back the curtains (well, mostly) on their stock of Nokia Lumia Windows Phones, but rival carrier Verizon has remained awfully quiet on the matter. That may so...
03:07 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Grantoo Nabs $1.7M, Steals EA Canada CTO To Help Students Pay Tuition By Playing Social Games
I don't always play social games, but when I do, I like them to help me pay for my education. If "The Most Interesting Man In The World" were to endorse Grantoo, this might be his conclusion. Grantoo ...
02:48 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Google Updates The Business Rating Scale On Google+ Local, Numbers Be Gone
Google rolled out its own integrated, social review system for businesses with Google+ Local in May of this year. Not only was this a nice addition for Google+, but it finally utilized Googl...
02:34 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Oyster Raises $3M From Founders Fund To Finally Create An Unlimited Subscription Service For Books
You can call Oyster the Netflix for books, but founders Eric Stromberg, Andrew Brown and Willem Van Lancker want to bring something more to ebook reading. The startup aims to be the first real subscri...
02:25 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Call It WAC! Telefonica Adds Telenor To Its BlueVia API Platform, Carrier Billing Now Covers 460M Customers Worldwide
Telefonica today has announced a deal with Telenor as its first carrier partner to the BlueVia API platform -- one of the Spanish company's many efforts, via Telefonica Digital, to create new lines of...
12:53 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Grouper Teams Up With Airbnb & Hipmunk To Offer Engineers & Designers A Free Hackation In New York
Last month, Grouper expanded into 12 new cities, bringing its so-called online social into new markets. After launching a year ago, the Y Combinator grad is growing fast thanks to its unique spin on d...
12:49 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter Crosses The Pond With UK-Based Projects, Simplifies International Shipping
Kickstarter today announced it will begin making it possible for projects to be based in the U.K. on its crowdfunding site beginning October 31. This marks the first time Kickstarter projects will be ...
12:18 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Swarm, A Mobile Tool For Retailers, Raises $1M From Nas, ShoeDazzle Founder Brian Lee, And VICE Co-Founder Gavin McInnes
Swarm, a startup that helps retailers connect with in-store shoppers through their smartphones, has raised $1 million in seed funding from an ... eclectic list of investors (more on that in a second)....
12:11 am GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Cuts Back On Open Graph Actions, Automated Wall Spam
Facebook giveth and Facebook taketh.When the company first talked about the Open Graph at the last f8 developer conference in San Francisco last year, there was the promise of a whole slew of apps tha...
11:41 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Department Of Defense To Private Sector: We Need Your Help With Mobile Innovation
On stage at the second-day keynote, Major General Robert Wheeler talked about the changing role of industry and enterprise as it relates to technological innovation, and how where once the military le...
11:26 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Starts Showing Birthdays And Selling Gifts At The Top Of The Mobile News Feed
Facebook Gifts could make a lot of money on mobile by getting you to buy presents for friends, but birthdays were buried in Events and celebrations weren't shown on mobile. So today Facebook for iOS a...
10:38 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch At Long Last, RIM Starts Taking BlackBerry 10 App Submissions
BlackBerry 10 is still a ways away (exactly how long is a topic of hot debate) but RIM has been busy laying the groundwork for it for months now. Aspiring BB10 developers have seen that work firsthand...
10:27 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Zeroes In On Separation Of Work And Play In BlackBerry OS 10: Will That Fly With The BYOD Generation?
On stage at CTIA's MobileCon keynote today, RIM's Jeff Gadway gave on on-stage demo of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system. It emphasized that RIM's goal with BB10 is to provide something for ...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Mod_Pagespeed Is Now Out Of Beta And Ready To Make Your Sites Faster
Google just released the first stable version of mod_pagespeed, the company's open-source Apache module that can automatically optimize your web pages to improve download and rendering speeds. With th...
09:36 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Shrink To Grow: Citysearch And Urbanspoon Parent Company CityGrid Lays Off 15% Of Its Employees
Online media and advertising companyCityGrid, the parent company of properties like UrbanSpoon, CitySearch and Insider Pages, is announcing a round of layoffs today that will affect about 15% of its w...
09:17 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch LocalResponse Can Now Target Ads Based On Historical Tweets And Check Ins
LocalResponse just announced a new way for its customers to target their ads.Previously, the startup's advertisers could reach audiences based on social network activity for example, after someone ch...
08:45 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch BlackBerry 10: RIM Demos Key Features Of Next-Gen Mobile OS Ahead Of Q1 2013 Release
BlackBerry-maker RIM demoed another pre-release build of BlackBerry 10 in London today including showing the camera Timeshift software working in real-time, and detailing a feature which allows BB10 ...
08:37 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch KIDOZ Arrives On Mobile, Making Android Devices Safe For Kids
Tel Aviv-basedKIDOZ, which got its start back in 2009 as a kid-friendly media browser for desktop computers is finally making the jump to mobile. The company is today officially announcing an Android ...
08:36 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Software Is Eating The Fashion World And The VCs Are Going Shopping
Over the last couple of years a new trend amongst startups has been towards addressing incumbent industries. And there are few such traditional sectors as the world of fashion. Hence we've seen a grea...
08:33 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Protect Your Facebook Feed From Hackers With A University of California-Designed App
Have you ever clicked on suspiciously salacious videos or links from your Facebook friends, only to find out that it leads you to a website full of naughty images and pop-up windows? Chances are, your...
08:08 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Teenage Hacker Scores $60,000 From Google For Discovering Security Issue In Chrome (Again)
A teenage hacker who goes by the name of "Pinkie Pie" will receive $60,000 in prize money from Google, by producing the first Chrome vulnerability at the Hack in the Box conference on Wednesday. The e...
08:07 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch The ECOXBT Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Will Float Your Boat
Bluetooth portable speakers come in many styles and sizes, and some are just wonderful. But when audiophiles go aquatic, options become much more limited.Enter the ECOXBT waterproof speaker. It'll tak...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Stripes New Payments Product Could Be A Boon For Collaborative Consumption, E-Commerce Startups
Stripe, the YC-backed payments startup funded by Sequoia and Paypal's original founders, is launching a new way for marketplaces and collaborative consumption startups to let their users directly acce...
07:51 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch TweetDeck Gets A Visual Refresh On All Platforms, Now Looks More Twittery
For you hardcore Twitter users, the main app just doesn't cut it for you. You need multiple windows and notifications and windows and stuff like that. For me, I enjoy the simple original web version o...
07:48 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Ubuntu Users: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
The Ubuntu Linux distribution has always been free. It's also always welcomed donations from users. Historically, though, the donation page hasn't been featured prominently on the Ubuntu website. As o...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch European Cozy Up: Songkick Chosen To Power Deezers Concert Recommendations
I always get a warm and fuzzy feeling when two European tech companies cozy up. To that end, TechCrunch has learned that Deezer, the music streaming service that announcedambitious plans for growth to...
07:19 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Trinity Ventures Has Raised Its $325M Eleventh Fund
Hey, remember that $325 million fund that we said Trinity Ventures was raising last week? Well, the firm says it finished raising the fund yesterday.General partner Fred Wang tells me that the target ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Social Network For Fashion Photos Trendabl Raises $800K From Khosla Ventures
Social network for fashion photos Trendabl has raised $835,000 from Khosla Ventures, Forerunner Ventures and other angels....
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch iPad Democracy: With New Online Voter Registration, Canvassers Go Paperless
Democracy just got an iPad upgrade: Citizens of San Francisco are now greeted by campaign volunteers with tablets who can sign-up voters through California's new online voter registration system. Face...
06:53 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch eBay Unveils A Pinterest-Inspired Redesign And Launches eBay Now, A Same Day Delivery Service
At today's New York press event, eBay set the bar high by stating that it would unveil "the new eBay" today. The company introduced eBay Now, the same day delivery service they have been testing, and ...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch RSVP Now For The TC Chicago Meetup On November 9
Chicago: Home of Groupon, the White Sox and a massive, odd silver bean thing. But soon, specifically on November 9th, Chicago will play host to a TechCrunch meetup. As the last stop on TechCrunch's No...
06:27 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Toutd Is Now Called Villij After The Social Recommendation Platform Buys A TechStars Alum And Integrates Its Platform
Some consolidation afoot in the world of social recommendations and referrals: Toutd, a site that lets networks of users share recommendations with each other, has bought Villij, a site from one of Te...
06:25 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Forrester: 66% Of Employees Use 2 Or More Devices At Work, 12% Use Tablets
Another dispatch from the post-PC era: Forrester's latest report on mobile adoption in the enterprise found that 66% of employees now use two or more devices every day, including desktops, laptops, sm...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Android-Based Siri Alternative Maluuba Goes International, Looks To Raise Up To $10M
Maluuba, the Siri-like personal assistant that launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF earlier this year, just announced the launch of its Maluuba International Edition. Until now, the service was only avai...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Stylecaster Acquires Beauty Tool And Facial Recognition Startup Daily Makeover
Interactive fashion community StyleCaster has acquired facial recognition startup and beauty tool Daily Makeover. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but StyleCaster says that the company ...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Leaked Windows 8 Ads Confirm Once Again Microsoft Has Given Up On The Desktop
I use Windows daily. I have since Windows 95. I wouldn't call myself a fanboy, but I prefer Windows' desktop environment over that of OS X. Yet, like many of you, I'm not looking forward to Windows 8....
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch OnLive Was OnDead Last Summer: $18 Million In Debt, Sold For $4.8 Million
Another step in the OnLive saga comes to us from the Mercury News where reporter Troy Wolverton writes that investor Gary Lauder paid $4.8 million for the company assets and that OnLive was $18 millio...
05:33 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Google Cultural Institute Adds 42 Exhibitions: Brings Stories Of D-Day, Apartheid, Holocaust Online
Google's Cultural Instituteexpanded its work with museums, foundations and other archives to bring online 42 new historical exhibitions which help tell the stories of several major events taking place...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch TBA Global Launches EventO, A Full-Service Event Management Tool
TBA Global, a leading event marketing company, just launched EventO, a full-service event management tool for events of virtually any size. EventO provides event organizers and marketers with responsi...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Dwolla Partners With mFoundry, Bringing Real-Time P2P Mobile Payment Capabilities To 800+ U.S. Banks
Online and mobile digital cash network Dwolla is partnering with mobile banking and payments service provider mFoundry, the companies are announcing today at the BAI conference in Washington, D.C. Thi...
04:13 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Gets Down To Commerce, Releases Newly Acquired Point-Of-Sale App Breadcrumb Bundled With A Free iPad
Four months after buying restaurant-focused, point-of-sale app Breadcrumb, Groupon is putting the acquisition to work in its bid to grow its local commerce business. Today it is launching the iPad app...
04:13 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Gets Down To Commerce, Releases Newly Acquired Point-Of-Sale App Breadcrumb [Updated]
Four months after buying restaurant-focused, point-of-sale app Breadcrumb, Groupon is putting the acquisition to work in its bid to grow its local commerce business. Today it is launching the iPad app...
03:42 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Targets Europe With Smaller Flagship Phone: Galaxy S III Mini To Pack iPhone 5-Sized Screen
Samsung will unveil a smaller version of its flagship Galaxy SIII handset in Europe tomorrow -- shrinking the screen from the 4.8 inches of its current flagship to an iPhone 5-sized 4 inches. Reuters ...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Ride-Sharing Startup SideCar Raises $10 Million From Lightspeed And Google Ventures To Expand Into New Markets
SideCar is announcing this morning that it's raised a Series A round of $10 million led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Google Ventures. The funding comes as the startup is looking to expand its ri...
03:27 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch With $20M Raised, MyEdu Launches New Tools To Help College Students Actually Connect With Employers
Launched in 2010, Austin-based MyEdu set out to help students reduce the cost of earning a college diploma and remove the friction from every aspect of the higher education process, from deciding on t...
02:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch LendUp Raises Cash From Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures And Others To Disrupt Payday Loans
A new Y Combinator-incubated startup is entering the fintech scene today, aiming to disrupt payday loans and consumer finance. LendUp, is leveraging technology to redefine the payday lending experienc...
01:37 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Deezer Pulls Back Curtain On Growth Strategy: Launching In 76 More Countries, Adds Free Version, Ramped Up Social Features
Armed with a fresh $130 million in funding from Warner Music owner Access Industries and Idinvest, music streaming company Deezer has this morning revealed more details on what it plans to do with tha...
01:37 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Deezer Pulls Back Curtain On Growth Strategy: Adds 76 More Countries, Free Version, Social Features
Armed with a fresh $130 million in funding from Warner Music owner Access Industries and Idinvest, music streaming company Deezer has this morning revealed more details on what it plans to do with tha...
12:38 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch E-Reading Company Kobo Acquires Publishing Platform Aquafadas To Make It Easier To Bring Content To Its Wares
Kobo, the Rakuten-owned e-reading company, has announced that it is to acquire the French digital publishing platform Aquafadas to bolster the breadth of content that is available to its e-reader devi...
12:08 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify App Will Land On Samsung Smart TVs Later This Year
Samsung has signed a deal with Spotify to bring the streaming music service to Samsung's Smart TV range, Blu-ray players and home theatre systems later this year. It appears to be the first TV manufac...
10:59 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Jetsetter Takes On Hotel Tonight With Last-Minute Hotel Booking And Deals In Mobile App
It was only a matter of time before Jetsetter, Gilt's luxury travel vertical, got into same day hotel deals for travelers on the go. Another startup has been primarily playing in this spaceHotel Tonig...
08:25 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Hands On With The Kupa UltraNote, A Modular, Customizable Tablet That Makes Windows 8 Shine
At the Pepcom MobileFocus event at CTIA MobileCon, an unlikely underdog made a very big impression on me. It was the Kupa UltraNote, and it was my first hands on with a tablet that ships with Windows ...
08:16 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Two Years In Coming, Art.sy Finally Brings Pandoras Genome Project To The Wacky World Of Art
At TechCrunch Disrupt NYC in May 2010, a young startup named Art.sy took home the "Rookie Disruptor Award" for its art-focused search engine, which allowed users to find art by style, category, size, ...
08:03 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With The Optimus L9, LGs Most Recent Mid-Range Mobile
LG has been getting plenty of attention these days because of some recent carrier announcements (case in point: Sprint announced it would carry the LG Mach and Optimus G), but that's not all the LG ha...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Zillow Puts Its RentJuice Acquisition To Work, Launches A Free Marketplace For Rental Professionals
Zillow just announced the launch of Zillow Rentals, the company's new ad free marketplace for rental professionals and landlords. Zillow Rentals, the company says, will allow it to help serve rental p...
06:57 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch T-Mobiles Nokia Lumia 810 We Go Hands On, But This Phones Literally Got No Guts
T-Mobile recently announced it would be offering the Nokia Lumia 810 Windows Phone 8 device, sometime in the coming weeks, and it had the handset at the Pepcom's MobileFocus event at MobileCon today. ...
06:19 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Wireds Chris Anderson: Todays Maker Movement Is The New Industrial Revolution [TCTV]
As the longtime editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, the author of The Long Tail, the coiner of the term "freemium," to name just a few of the things that he's known for, Chris Anderson is well-renowned...
05:16 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch The New King Of Web Optimization? Optimizely Has Run 100K AB Tests On More Than 1B Visitors
Optimizely co-founder and CEO Dan Siroker shared some big numbers today about the A/B testing service's growth.Let's go with the biggest one first. Siroker says Optimizely, which makes it easy for web...
05:00 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Sling Releases Its First New Hardware In Years, The Slingbox 500 And Slingbox 350
Slingbox is announcing two new products today: the Slingbox 500 and Slingbox 350. The devices have a lot of the same features as old Slingboxes -- but also have a few upgrades. For one thing, they can...
04:02 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Clayton Christensen: Disruptive Innovations Create Jobs, Efficiency Innovations Destroy Them
If you get the opportunity to hear Clayton Christensen hold court, seize it. Speaking at BoxWorks in San Francisco today, Christensen was characteristically soft-spoken, self-deprecating and good-humo...
03:41 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Lenovo Updates The ThinkPad Tablet & Laptop Hybrid With The ThinkPad Twist, An $849 12.5 Ultrabook
Lenovo is apparently not convinced of the post-PC lingo, with its latest series of announcements. The good old ThinkPad brand is used once again for another model, the ThinkPad Twist. It is a 12.5" ta...
03:26 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch As #BoxWorks 2012 Wraps Up, Here Are 10 Words With Box CEO Aaron Levie
Attending this year's #BoxWorks conference has been extremely interesting for me, as I've gotten to talk to a group of people that I rarely interact with, enterprise folks. There's a nice mix of devel...
03:20 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook May Ditch Its Boring Logged Out Homepage For This 3D Polygon Art Or This Cute Couple
Facebook doesn't want to look like just another website, so it's testing colorful new versions of Facebook.com on a very small percentage of logged out visitors. One features a 3D polygon art map of t...
03:19 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch The Humble Ebook Bundle Is Back With Works By Doctorow, Gaiman, and Scalzi
Everyone's favorite ebook bundle charity online sale thinger is back and you have 13 hours to grab eight sci-fi books from folks like Neil Gaiman, John Scalzi, and the Craphound himself, Cory Doctorow...
03:12 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Lenovo Introduces The IdeaPad Yoga 11 and 13, The First Tablet & Laptop Ultrabook Hybrid
Tonight in New York, Lenovo introduced two brand new tablet/laptop hybrids under the name of IdeaPad Yoga. Those two devices will be Windows 8 powered. Two screen sizes are available, 11" and 13". The...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Flavorpill GEL Is An Event-Planning Service That Lets You Rally Your Friends To Fun
Humans, like the bonobos monkey or the blesmol, are social animals and, as such, they enjoy occasionally gathering for festive activities, such as sexually variant group mating, tunnel debris removal,...
02:56 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With The Surprisingly Solid, QWERTY Keyboard-Packing LG Mach
Sprint finally joined the phone announcement fray earlier this morning and added a handful of new devices to its official roster. While LG's Optimus G may garner all the love, the newly-revealed LG Ma...
02:55 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch PublicStuff Raises $5 Million To Connect Residents With Their City Governments In Real Time
PublicStuff, the New York City based startup that makes a system to let citizens make real-time requests to their local governments for public services, has raised $5 million in new funding. The finan...
02:52 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Sprints LG Optimus G Has A Better Camera Than AT&Ts Heres How It Performs Hands-On
Sprint is going to be offering LG's new Optimus G this fall. The smartphone is LG's flagship Android device, and has the specs to own that role, with a Quad-Core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Proc...
12:39 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Reed Hastings Wont Be Returning To Microsofts Board, Will Skip Re-Election
Today, Microsoft announced a shakeup on the board side of the company by announcing that Reed Hastings will not be seeking re-election....
12:34 am GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Techcrunch Box To Add Like Feature, Creates A Hybrid Of Facebook And Google Docs
On stage at Boxworks today, Aaron Levie and his team unveiled a new service called "BoxEdit," that will allow people to like and edit documents within the Box environment....
11:57 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Days Before Closing Its $5M Series B, Mobile Security Startup Mobilisafe Acquired By Rapid7
Rapid7, a maker of vulnerability and penetration testing products, has acquired Seattle-based mobile security startupMobilisafe.In November, Rapid7 raised an additional $50 million in Series C financi...
11:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Location-Based Mobile App Alike Recommends Nearby Venues That Are Just Like Your Favorites
The recently released Alike iPhone app is designed to let you know about nearby restaurants, bars, and cafes that are like those you're already a fan of. It's pretty simple to use: You just open it up...
11:36 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon Wireless To Hit 400 LTE Market Goal Ahead Of Schedule, Says CTO Nicola Palmer
It's been less than two years since Verizon first lit up its 4G LTE network, and there's little question that its been growing at a quick clip. To wit, Verizon Wireless CTO Nicola Palmer at MobileCON ...
11:29 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch If Twitter Gets Into The Video-Hosting Game, It Could Be A Wonderful, And Horrible, Thing
According to AllThingsD, Twitter has decided to get into the business of hosting video by acquiring NYC startup Vine. We've reached out to Twitter but haven't been able to confirm this as of yet.If tr...
11:16 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Founder Tim Westergren Says Some Musicians Earn Up To $3 Million A Year From Pandora
Pandora founder Tim Westergren denied claims that musicians earn peanuts from streaming services and said lower royalty rates would bolster innovation today at SF MusicTech. "There are a couple artist...
10:52 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Zipcar CEO Details In-Car Assistant, Personalized Deals And Member Onboarding For Mobile App
At the CTIA MobileCon keynote today, Zipcar CEO Scott Griffith took the stage to talk about the effect mobile technology is having on transportation. In the course of his talk, he also detailed the wa...
10:46 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Mr. Penumbras Out-Of-Touch Publishing Industry
Writer and "Media Inventor" Robin Sloan wrote an interesting book called Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore about an out-of-work web designer in San Francisco who goes to work at a bookstore. The only t...
10:17 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch New Study Shatters Myth Of Tech-Savvy Liberals (Again)
Despite continued stories about President Barack Obama's tech-savvy young army, a new poll explodes the myth of Republicans as the luddite party by revealing that both liberals and conservatives are e...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Samsungs Galaxy Note II Coming To T-Mobile This Fall
Samsung and T-Mobile today announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note II will be arriving on T-Mobile's network this fall, though specific dates and pricing weren't yet revealed. An earlier leaked report ...
09:42 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch First Round Capital Launches A Platform For Startups To Hack PR
Over the last year, early-stage venture firm First Round Capital has quietly built an arsenal of tools for its portfolio companies to connect and share resources. Now they're adding another tool (and ...
09:38 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Windows 8 Gets A Post-RTM Update To Improve Battery Life, Media Playback And General Compatibility
Microsoft just announced a post-RTM update for Windows 8 that will bring a number of improvements to the company's new operating system ahead of its full launch on October 26. This update, which follo...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch getTalent Helps Companies Build Relationships With Job Candidates, Raises $2.6M Led By SuccessFactors
GetTalent, a startup offering tools candidate engagement tools for recruiters, is emerging from stealth mode today. It's also announcing that it has raised $2.6 million in funding.The company's larges...
09:14 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Atlassian Updates Bitbucket And Stash, Faces Important Turning Point In Emerging Battle With GitHub
Follow the rise of GitHub and you have to also look at Atlassian and its powerful combination of tools for developers, particularly in the enterprise market....
09:10 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Aaron Levie: Box Now Has 140K Active Businesses, 14M Users, 92% Of Fortune 500
Aaron Levie took the stage at the second annual BoxWorks developer conference in San Francisco today to talk about how Box is faring against competition from the likes of Google Drive, Microsoft Sky D...
09:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Divshot Launches In Public Beta, Helping Developers Quickly Turn Mockups Into Usable Code
Developers, rejoice! Theres now a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to quickly transform front-end user interfaces into usable code on the backend, thanks to Divshot.Los Angeles-based Divshot calls its...
09:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Lovely Goes From Craigslist Target To The Kayak Of Apartment Rentals As It Launches Nationwide
The Craigslist crackdown on usage of its listings data by third parties has had some fairly strong fallout. Some have shut down operations after getting cease & desist orders; some, like 3Taps and...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Social Beauty Startup Preen.me Raises $800K From Genesis & Horizons Ventures
Preen.me, a Tel Aviv-based social beauty startup, is today announcing having closed on a healthy $800,000 round of seed funding led by Genesis Partners. The round also saw participation from Li Ka-Shi...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Web Clipping Service Clipboard Targets Evernote: Adds Note Creation, File Uploads
Web-clipping serviceClipboard, which recently underwent a major redesign, is tweaking things yet again. While previously, the company focused only on serving as an outlet where users could clip web co...
08:51 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Heres The Upcoming Nexus Superphone Made By LG
The next Nexus phone is not official yet, but a ton of pics of the phone have leaked this morning and provide a clear look at the upcoming superphone. But let's hope it has a different name than rumor...
08:41 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Google Brings More Than 100 Virtual Keyboards, Transliterations And IMEs To Gmail
Google just announced an update to Gmail that will make life a bit easier for those of us who often write emails in different languages. Gmail users can now easily switch between over 100 virtual keyb...
08:13 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Firefox 16 Launches With Safari-Like Reader Mode On Android, New Developer Tools On Desktop
Mozilla is launching Firefox 16 today. While this version of the browser only introduces a few new features for consumers, developers can look forward to using Firefox's new Developer Command Line. Th...
08:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Hulu, Viacom Expand Content Partnership; SpongeBob (And Nickelodeon Friends) Join Hulu Plus
In a bid to beef up the kid-friendly credentials of its Hulu Plus online video streaming service, Nickelodeon programming is being added to the service for the first time. The move is part of an expan...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Founders, Valley Tech Giants Launch Concept Video To Make SF Smarter
"It'd be awesome to use technology to fix some of the problems that San Franciscans see every day," says Twitter chairman and Square founder Jack Dorsey, in an all-star video promoting San Francisco's...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Opera Mobile For Android Now Supports SPDY And WebSockets, Gets A New Fraud Detection System
Opera just launched the latest version of Opera Mobile for Android, the company's fully-featured mobile browser. Version 12.10 introduces three major new features to the browser: a new fraud detection...
07:37 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Financial Planning Startup Wealthfront Woos Silicon Valley Workers With A Once-Secret Investment Trick
Wealthfront, a Palo Alto-based startup that wants to democratize wealth management, is giving users access to a once-exclusive investment trick called tax loss harvesting that lets them boost their lo...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Zenoss Raises $25 Million Series C To Automate IT
Open source IT management and monitoring company Zenoss raised a $25 million series C lead by Summit Partners with participation from previous investors Grotech Ventures, Intersouth Partners and Bould...
07:04 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Jack Dorsey Is At Twitter Officially On Tuesday Afternoons; All His Direct Reports Moved Back To Costolo In January
Jack Dorsey has spoken out to comment on the profile of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, out this weekend in the New York Times, which painted a slightly less than flattering picture of his role as chairman ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Lytro Firmware Update Unlocks Manual Controls: Shutter Speed, ISO, And ND Filter
Today the Lytro Light Field Camera is receiving a firmware update that unlocks manual controls such as ISO sensitivity and shutter speed. But just in case you haven't heard of it yet, the Lytro is a r...
06:57 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Gunning for iCloud: White-Label Cloud Hub Provider, Funambol, Closes $5.75M Round To Push Global Growth
White-label cloud service provider Funambol has closed a new $5.75m funding round aimed at speeding its global expansion. The company's customers are already deploying its OneMediaHub personal cloud r...
06:56 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch AOL Overhauls Games.com As Personalized, Cross-Platform Destination For Players
To become even more of a destination for casual gamers, AOL overhauled its portal Games.com with new personalization and discovery features today. They also made it cross-platform, with certain titles...
06:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Sprout Social Adds New Team And Workflow Features To Social Media Management Platform
Sprout Social, a social management and publishing tool suite, is introducing new team and workflow features to its management console. The Chicago-based startup also hit a few milestonesSprout Social ...
06:46 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Walmart Begins Testing Same-Day Delivery In Select Markets
The world's largest retailer, Walmart, is today announcing its plans to test a "same-day" delivery service in select markets called "Walmart To Go." The program, beginning now, will run through the ho...
06:29 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch November Is Free Wi-Fi Month In New York And San Francisco Courtesy Of Windows 8
Huzzah! Fine denizens of New York and the City Of Saint Francis, Microsoft beseeches you to untether your computing devices and connect to their ethereal Internet for the lofty sum of zero! Beginning ...
06:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch RSVP Now For The TC Toronto Meetup On November 5
Today, three suspected syrup smugglers were stopped in an attempt to cross the Canadian border from the U.S. The suspects, already-sticky from what appeared to be an on-the-road maple candy feast, cla...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Forrester: US Online Display Ad Spend $12.7B In 2012, Rich Media + Video Leading The Charge
Forrester Research earlier today put out its latest forecasts on online display ad spend, and the picture looks relatively positive for digital media: online display ad spend in the U.S. will reach $1...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Neemwares New Mobile Marketing Platform Gives App Developers A Better Way To Communicate With Users
Neemware is a newly launched marketing platform for mobile developers which allows the integration of messaging, feedback forms, questions, alerts, promotions, and more, into mobile applications. You ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Google Updates Search Appliance Adds Google Translate API To Target Global Market
Google is updating its search appliance, adding the Google Translate API and better recommendations in a new push for the global enterprise market....
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Box Debuts HTML5 Embeddable Framework To Integrate Content With Third-Party Enterprise Software Apps
At Box's annual Boxworks event today, the company debuted a new way for its cloud storage and collaboration platform to be accessed across the enterprise. Via a new HTML5 embeddable framework, develop...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch CreativeLIVE Lands $7.5M From Greylock For Its Free, Online Classroom For Creative Entrepreneurs
With the rise of massive online open course platforms (a.k.a. "MOOCs") like Khan Academy and Coursera, a new model of online learning has emerged, promising quality, affordable education at scale. Thi...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Helps To Bring The Popular Mobile Game Contre Jour To The Web
Contre Jour, the imaginative mobile physics-based puzzle game launched in 2011, is now available on the web. Just like with Cut the Rope for HTML5, the Pulse web app and the recently launched Atari Ar...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Lithium Acquires Social CRM Application For Call Centers, Social Dynamx
Social CRM company Lithium Technologies has acquired fellow customer care application Social Dynamx. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed....
04:47 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Fifth-Generation iPod Touch Early Orders Are Shipping Now
When Apple first announced the 5th-generation iPod touch, the only timeframe given for shipping was October. And here we are, receiving word that the first orders for the new iPod touch with a four-in...
04:33 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Deezers CEO Axel Dauchez On Cracking Into The U.S. And Why Its Not Just Another Spotify
Deezer, the web-based music streaming company that has just picked up $130 million in funding from Warner Music owner Access Industries and Idinvest, is gearing up for another announcement on Wednesda...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Lastminute.com Expands Real-Time U.K. Restaurant Booking With Toptable Tie-Up
Hot on the heels of inking a partnership with MyVoucherCodes, OpenTable-owned restaurant-booking service Toptable has snagged another big win: it's been named as the exclusive restaurant reservation p...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Lookouts Signal Flare Helps You Find Lost Android Phones That Have Dying Batteries
Lookout, a company that offers security services for a number of smartphone platforms, is upgrading its mobile security app for Android phones today. The new version includes a sleeker management cons...
03:49 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Invites Go Out For Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Event: WP8 To Get Big Reveal On October 29
Invites have just gone out for a Microsoft press event to introduce its new Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. An end of October unveiling for the next generation of WP had been expected but tod...
03:49 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Invites Go Out For Microsofts U.K. Windows Phone 8 Event: WP8 To Get Big Reveal On October 29
Invites have just gone out for a Microsoft press event to introduce its new Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. An end of October unveiling for the next generation of WP had been expected but tod...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Hitbox Alum Raise $4.4 Million For Analytics Startup Anametrix
Back in the days before Google Analytics hundreds of thousands of sites relied on WebSideStory's Hitbox service for visitor stats. If you surfed the web in the late 90s you probably saw a lot of homep...
03:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch SoundCloud Partners With Getty Images Music Users Can Sync License Tracks For Commercial Use
In a tie-up with the stock photography and digital media giant Getty Images, users of SoundCloud can now offer their tracks for commercial licensing, providing another avenue for monetization for musi...
02:18 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung-Backed Pivot3 Is Now Powering Samsungs Push Into Small Business Cloud Serivces
Pivot3, the Texas-based data storage company, and Samsung Electronics are entering a new partnership aimed at broadening the pair's appeal to small and medium-sized enterprises wanting to deploy virtu...
12:54 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Freespee Raises A Further 3.3 Million For Its Mobile Click-To-Call Advertising And Analytics Service
Freespee, the European mobile click-to-call advertising and analytics startup, has raised a new round of funding: 3.3 million (approx. $4.3m) led by pan-European early-stage investor Sunstone Capital....
12:54 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Freespee Raises Further 3.3 Million For Its Mobile Click-To-Call Advertising And Analytics Service
Freespee, the European mobile click-to-call advertising and analytics startup, has raised a new round of funding: 3.3 million (approx. $4.3m) led by pan-European early-stage investor Sunstone Capital....
11:01 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch BAMM.tv Launches An Immersive iPad App For Fans Of Live Indie Music
BAMM.tv's iPad app is designed to look like a virtual music venue, allowing users to watch videos, learn more about different bands, engage with musicians via social media, check out tour schedules, a...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Vacation Rental Startup HouseTrip Picks Up $40M Led By Accel In Another Big Round For Collaborative Consumption
HouseTrip.com, one of the startups working at the accommodation end of the collaborative consumption market, with a platform for people to rent out homes online, has picked up a roomy $40 million as i...
10:50 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch The Opinion Graph? Cheerboo Launches An Easy Way To Gauge Public Sentiment On Any Topic
Just as Pinterest has become increasingly important to marketers, it's been said that the first company to own sentiment, or the interest graph, in a social context will be a force to be reckoned with...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch PureData Meet IBMs New Big Box For Big Data
Two worlds exist when it comes to the enterprise. The new generation of cloud services represent one space. They rely on distributed infrastructures on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the rest of the ve...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Meet PureData, IBMs New Big Box For Big Data
Two worlds exist when it comes to the enterprise. The new generation of cloud services represents one space. They rely on distributed infrastructures on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the rest of the v...
06:52 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Calxeda Raises $55 Million For ARM-Based, Low-Powered Server Chips
Calxeda has raised $55 million for its ultra-low-power server chips that use ARM-based processors instead of the Intel x86 architecture that now dominates the market....
06:42 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch HouseFix, The Carfax For Homes, Closes Up Shop
HouseFix launched a year ago at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco with the goal of becoming the Carfax for your home. The Pennsylvania-based startup aimed to bring social recommendations to the home...
06:20 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch In The War To Build The Biggest Mobile Gaming Platform, Japans GREE Courts Indies
GREE, the $4.4 billion mobile gaming company from Japan that's trying to break into Western markets, is attempting to grow its gaming platform through a new program for indie developers. Called GREE L...
03:32 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch A French Romantic Take On HeTexted, Because Crowdsourcing Relationship Anxiety Feels Wrong
As the only French in the team, I couldn't browse HeTexted's website without having strong opinions on the subject. There's nothing as cute as a great love story. HeTexted asks anxious women to write ...
03:04 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Telefonica Wants To Turn Its Mobile Data Into A Big Data Business, Launches Dynamic Insights Unit
Big data is one of the more fascinating developments in today's tech world -- harnessing the huge wave of information that comes out of our many internet-based networks, and then trying to make sense ...
03:04 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Telefnica Wants To Turn Its Mobile Data Into A Big Data Business, Launches Dynamic Insights Unit
Big data is one of the more fascinating developments in today's tech world: harnessing the huge wave of information that comes out of our many internet-based networks, and then trying to make sense of...
02:32 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch To Infinity And Beyond: Buzz Lightyear, T-Pain, Hot Chocolate And Technology
I'm at the #BoxWorks conference in San Francisco this week, which is an odd place for me to be at first glance. Why odd? Because I don't really get into or cover "enterprise" technology. It's nothing ...
02:26 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Turning A Utility Into A Community: BranchOuts Metamorphosis
Love it or hate it, your job is a big part of your life. But you probably don't go to LinkedIn everyday. Maybe you only visit a few times a year.BranchOut thinks your professional network should be mo...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Previews Its Next Ville Sequel, CityVille 2, In Closed Beta In the Philippines
Zynga just announced that it's launching the sequel to its hit CityVille today in a closed beta test.The company blog post doesn't offer too many details about the game itself, beyond saying, "It has ...
11:33 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Is The Social Spine For Consumers As Well As Brands And Advertisers
Before you start commenting about how much I cover Google+, just hop over to The Next Web (my previous employer), to see the root of it all. I'm a firm believer in Google's approach to become mor...
11:18 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch T-Mobile Nabs Nokias New Lumia 810 Windows Phone, Points To A Launch In The Coming Weeks
When T-Mobile announced it would carry the LG Optimus L9 earlier today, I bemoaned the carrier's lack of compelling exclusive devices. As it turns out, that may have been a bit hasty of me -- Nokia ha...
11:18 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Whats To Come As Jives Tony Zingale Appears On Stage at Boxworks With Box CEO Aaron Levie?
Jive CEO Tony Zingale zinged Zynga, Yammer, Oracle and you name who else in an interview with Box CEO Aaron Levie at Boxworks. But the real story comes with Zingale appearing as a mystery guest for th...
11:04 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Google Wants Developers To Build Better Tablet Apps, Publishes A Tablet App Quality Checklist
Google's Nexus 7 tablet has been quite a hit, but there can be little doubt that the average quality of Android tablet apps still ranks behind iOS. Google is clearly aware of this and today, the compa...
10:18 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint Voice & Data Down In Minnesota, Washington, Oregon. Alaska Airlines Flights Delayed.
The telecom company Sprint is currently experiencing issues with its network. We first heard reports of the outage on Twitter but a recording message from Sprint confirmed the issue. The incident is d...
09:55 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Google Faces Potential Class-Action Lawsuit In Canada Over Gmail Privacy Concerns
Wayne Plimmer, a retiree living in Sechelt, British Columbia, filed a class action lawsuit against Google last week. In it, he and his attorney allege that Google's Gmail service "intercepts, obtains ...
09:39 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Google TV Update Brings Google Play Music, Movies & TV, Plus More Features For Developers
Google announced today that it's bringing Google Play movies, TV shows and music to its Google TV platform, through an update that will allow users to rent or buy content through the included Google P...
09:39 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Makers of Most Viral Video Ever, Kony 2012, Explain Naked Meltdown, Plan DC March
Makers of the most viral video in Internet history, Kony 2012, launched theirnext phase to bring down child soldier Kingpin, Joseph Kony: release a new video, explain their co-founder's infamous naked...
09:25 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Social Commerce Network Lockerz Raises Another $7.5 Million
Social commerce network Lockerz, which just lost its founder and CEO Kathy Savitt to Yahoo, has raised $7.5 million in new funding, according to an SEC filing. A spokesperson for the company confirmed...
09:10 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Hans Vestberg: How Ericsson Enables The Internet [TCTV]
Hands up if you know what Ericsson does? Yes, we all know about that Sony-Ericsson smartphone thingamajig. But as Hans Vestberg, Ericsson's surprisingly youthful CEO and President told me, Ericsson ca...
08:59 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Collections Lets Retailers Augment Posts With WantCollect Buttons That Save Products To Pinteresque Profile Sections
Facebook has just begun testing "Collections" -- a new feature it says is "unrelated" to Pinterest but could be a competitor. It allows retailers to add "Want" or "Collect" buttons to news feed posts ...
08:48 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch T-Mobile Will Launch LGs Ice Cream Sandwich-Powered Optimus L9 This Fall
AT&T and Sprint have already laid claim to LG's flagship Optimus G handset, but what of the rest of the Big 4 national carriers? Verizon has been keeping awfully quiet on the subject -- maybe beca...
08:39 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Ransomware Worm Now Spreading On Skype
Skype isn't exactly immune to malware and spam, but criminals are hoping that its users are perhaps less vigilant about clicking through on random links sent to their accounts. According to multiple r...
08:39 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Ransomware Worm Now Spreading On Skype [Update: Skype Advises Users Upgrade Their Software]
Skype isn't exactly immune to malware and spam, but criminals are hoping that its users are perhaps less vigilant about clicking through on random links sent to their accounts. According to multiple r...
08:35 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch While The California PUC Cracks Down On Ride-Sharing, Sidecar And Lyft Commit To Staying On The Road
First Uber, now Lyft and Sidecar.The California Public Utilities Commission, which sought to shut down Uber, has served cease-and-desist letters to ride-sharing startups like Lyft, Sidecar, and Ticken...
08:21 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Why Is Twitters Search For A French Country Manager Turning To Merde?
As if it wasn't tough enough being an entrepreneur in France right now (OK, it's not impossible, but let's face it it could be easier) news reaches us that a global tech company like Twitter is having...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Secondhand Clothing Marketplace Twice Is Putting Up $1M To Acquire YC, TechStars Or 500 Startups-Backed Companies
Twice, a secondhand clothing marketplacewith $4 million in funding, has come up with a creative way to hire new talent. The company is now putting up $1 million to acquire any Y Combinator, 500 Startu...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Others Launch Web Platform Docs, A Web Standards Documentation Site
A number of leading browser vendors and other tech companies, including Microsoft, Google, Adobe, Facebook, HP, Nokia, Mozilla, Opera and the W3C, just announced the launch of the Web Platform Docs pr...
07:21 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Chefs Feed, The App With Recommendations From Your Favorite Chefs, Unveils More Social Version 2.0
Whenever I use a food or restaurant review app, I sometimes feel like I'm being overwhelmed with recommendations, and it can be hard to distinguish recommendations and reviews that are trustworthy fro...
07:20 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Looking Beyond 4G: U.K. Uni Secures 35M For 5G R&D Center, Backed By Huawei, Samsung, Telefonica
It's no secret the U.K. has been a 4G laggard, with LTE only now finally starting to get off the ground -- while the first big 4G deployment from a mobile operator won't go live until October 30. But ...
06:44 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Kinect For Windows Arrives In China; SDK Update Brings Improved Sensor Access, Windows 8 Support
Microsoft has rolled out a notable update to its Kinect for Windows SDK today, while also announcing the availability of the Kinect for Windows sensor in China. The new version of the SDK introduces a...
06:41 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch RSVP Now For The TC Detroit Meetup On November 7
On November 7, TechCrunch is rolling into Motown, ready to party at the TC Detroit Meetup. Hopefully, the budding startup scene of Detroit will be down for a party, too. As part of our Northern Meetup...
05:23 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint Launches StarStar Me To Replace Your Phone Number With Your Name
Capitalizing on our increasing loss of memorization skills, Sprint is today launching a new product that will let users replace their usual phone number with their name. And the product has perhaps th...
05:14 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Lark Goes Beyond Sleep Monitoring With Larklife, A $149.99 Device And App For Exercise, Diet, And More
After years of talk about wearable fitness devices, I've been seeing more and more of them in the past few months, especially Nike's FuelBand. However, Julia Hu, CEO of startup Lark, says devices like...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Alphabird Acquires Australian Startup Ventures In Digital Media To Expand Internationally
Since last year, Alphabird has announced a string of acquisitions, mainly focused on bringing new technologies to its audience development platform. Today's purchase will help Alphabird expand into a ...
04:53 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn: 10 Office Tools And Workplace Norms That Are Going Extinct
You know the office is changing when old school executives tell you they work from home. They might go into the office to check in but often they are either working out of the house our out on the roa...
04:18 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch U.K. Ad-Funded Mobile Broadband Startup, Samba Mobile, Raises Sub-1M In Second Angel Round
Samba Mobile, a UK startup founded in 2010 which incentivises ad-watching by offering free 3G mobile broadband for desktop PC, laptop and tablet users in exchange for watching video adverts, has raise...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Polycom Launches RealPresence CloudAxis Suite, Now Connects With Skype, Facebook, And Google Talk
Polycom's new RealPresence CloudAxis Suite is designed to allow users to connect with anyone using a number of B2C video chat systems, including Skype, Facebook, and Google Talk. The service works wi...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch BBC Builds Out Its iPlayer Empire With iPlayer Radio, New iOS And Web Apps For Radio Service
Another digital step forward for the UK's BBC today, this time involving the corporation's radio assets: the state-owned broadcaster today is launching iPlayer Radio a new, integrated mobile web and d...
03:36 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Angry Birds Star Wars Hits iOS, Android And Toys-R-Us On November 8th
Did you know that George Lucas will pimp out the Star Wars franchise to anyone with $10 and a Twinkie? It's true. In related news, the Angry Birds Star Wars mashup launches on November 8th on iOS, And...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Pearl.com, The Professional Q&A Site Formerly Named JustAnswer, Lands $25.7 Million Series B Funding
Pearl.com, the Q&A site formerly known as JustAnswer, has raised $25.7 million in a Series B funding round.The San Francisco-based company plans to use the money to add to expand its product globa...
02:23 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch SalesGossip Finds A Deal For Itself, Bags 300K Angel Round For Its Fashion Sales Alert Service
Fashion tech startup, SalesGossip, a platform that offers members exclusive access to fashion sales events and promotions, has raised its first angel round after becoming the winner of RBS Enterprisin...
01:35 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Chinese Telecoms Kit Makers, Huawei, ZTE, Should Be Shut Out Of U.S., Says Draft Congress Report
A U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee report recommends that top Chinese telecoms equipment makers Huawei and ZTE are shut out of the U.S. market because of the risk of espionage, Reu...
12:49 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Estonian Accelerator Startup Wise Guys Secures 1M Deal For Alumni Teams
Tallinn-based tech accelerator Startup Wise Guys - yes, really - has struck a useful deal for the alumni companies that pass through its programme. It's secured a deal with a venture investor SmartCap...
12:28 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Google Continues YouTube Original Channels Push: Expands In Europe, Adds 60+ Channels
Google-owned YouTube is continuing its original channels push to attract more advertising dollars -- by expanding its programming line-up internationally with the launch of country-specific channels i...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Despite Some Doom & Gloom, The Future For Healthtech (And Health Investing) Is Bright
As digital health data grows, wearable health-tracking devices mature, tools used in remote diagnosis and treatment improve and with healthcare providers soon to be prescribing mobile health apps, the...
10:59 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Tim Draper-Backed Nutmeg Opens For Your Investing Business: Now Anyone Can Be Warren Buffet
Nutmeg, the UK-based online investment management service that earlier this year raised $5.3 million from Pentech,Tim Draper, Spotify board member Klaus Hommels and Armada Investment Group chairmanDan...
10:58 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch iPad Mini: Apple Orders More Than 10 Million Units For Q4, Says WSJ
Following its story last week that suppliers to Apple had kicked off production of a smaller iPad -- the so-called 'iPad mini' -- the Wall Street Journal is now reporting Apple has ordered more than 1...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Tech Companies Try, And Fail, To Inspire With Recent Commercials
These days you can't fully understand consumer Internet technology unless you watch TV. Between entreaties to Like brands on Facebook or use hashtags interspersed between segments on your local news s...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch In A Keyboard-Free Future, What Happens To All The Writers?
I wrote this post with my voice. I made no changes, save for a few typo corrections, and used no keyboard. That's probably why it's so bad.It's an experiment of mine. The hypothesis is whether or not ...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Hey Girl: Meet Juniper, The Monthly Subscription Of Must-Haves For That Time Of The Month
It is starting to seem like there's a startup providing subscription delivery services for just about everything: Razors, snacks, kids items, makeup, underwear, DIY craft tools, even condoms and sex t...
08:56 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Alteryx Opens Big Data-Analytics Apps Studio For The Rest Of Us
Alteryxhas opened a big data-analytics apps studiofor people who do not necessarily have a deep knowledge of data science.The service is available as part of Alteryx 8.0, the analytics provider's late...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Escape From Message Hell
Editors Note: Nir Eyal blogs about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business atNirAndFar.com. We are caught in an endless cycle of messaging hell and the pattern is always the same. Fir...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Survey: Patent War Paints Apple Leader, Samsung Challenged, But We Might All End Up Losers
With Apple and Samsung still duking it out in the patent courtroom, a survey of U.S. consumers conducted by Morpace has taken a look at how the dispute is playing out among the gadget-buying public. A...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Survey: Patent War Paints Apple Leader And Samsung Challenged, But We Might All End Up Losers
With Apple and Samsung still duking it out in the patent courtroom, a survey of U.S. consumers conducted by Morpace has taken a look at how the dispute is playing out among the gadget-buying public. A...
06:08 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Why You All So Kiasi?
Editor's note: Scott Rafer is CEO of Lumatic, a company that believes Cities are Humanitys Future so they must be easier to love. Mapsarereally hard, but the industry aspects are even rougher than the...
05:47 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch SpaceX Successfully Sends Its Dragon Spacecraft On Its Maiden ISS Resupply Mission
eBay founder Elon Musk’s SpaceX sure has come a long way since its rocky beginnings — a string of early launch failures threatened to ground the project permanently. Thankfully, they soon ...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch How Frances Government Screwed Its Entrepreneurs So Hard They Became Pigeons
It's ironic that for a country that invented the word entrepreneur, France has gained such a reputation for being frosty towards startups. Take French culture, where talk of money is generally frowned...
04:38 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launching AdWords Business Credit Card To Boost SMB Search Ad Spend, Starting First In UK, Extending To U.S.
When small businesses need to make investments into IT or other operations, it's often the companies selling them the goods that help with financing solutions. Now it looks like Google is using that m...
04:22 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch The Story Of Lockitron: Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter
Editor's note: After a rejection by Kickstarter, the co-founders of Lockitron, Cameron Robertson and Paul Gerhardt, decided to follow in the footsteps of App.net and take pre-orders for their innovati...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Like-A-Hug Facebook-Connected Vest Lets The Wearer Know They Are Liked
Only weirdos enjoy hugs in real life. These people, likely hopped up on some sort of drug or whatnot, actually enjoy the physical embrace of another human being. But that's gross. The touching, the em...
03:18 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Readers Digest Is Alive And Growing In The Digital World
Hey, remember Reader's Digest? It's a magazine that I can saw on lots of shelves when I was growing up. Now Editor in Chief Liz Vaccariello tells me that the magazine has undergone a "digital transfor...
03:16 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch The Forgotten Half Of Social
Editor's note:Jack Krawczyk is head of monetization at StumbleUpon, the discovery platform. Jack was a founding member of Google+ and tweets about stuff.Have we forgotten that being social means ...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: Press Enter vs. Presenter
Editor's note:This weekend we're running a new column called Backed or Whacked byRoss Rubin. Cloud-connected smartphones and tablets have become vast repositories of our information. Still, theres mor...
12:30 am GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Techcrunch Come On, Comcast Youve Gotta Be Better Than This
For the first time in years, I've made the decision to pay for cable. I'm not the first to try this experiment recently, but the experience has already reminded me, why I didn't want to pay for cable ...
11:51 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Techcrunch 5 Ways To Manage App Development On The Android Platform Without Going Nuts
The fractured state of the Android platform cam make it a task to get an app up and running that won't want to make a customer through their tablet in the river.Testing can be a bear but cloud-based s...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Techcrunch Remembering Your First Computer Is For Old People
Because we just experienced the one-year anniversary of Steve Jobs' passing, I began to think about how technology has impacted my life, and how different it is for today's children. I thought about m...
09:40 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Techcrunch Fear For Your Safety, Not Your Privacy
Survival in a harsher age. That's why we evolved to fear for our privacy. Without somewhere secret to sleep, defecate, or have sex so someone couldn't run up an club us while we were vulnerable.Times...
09:40 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Let Privacy Fear Defeat Innovation
Survival in a harsher age. That's why we evolved to fear for our privacy. Without somewhere secret to sleep, defecate, or have sex so someone couldn't run up an club us while we were vulnerable.Times...
09:21 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Techcrunch Beverage Carts and MorphCards At The TechTomorrow Startup Showcase (Video)
I'll stop by any startup showcase I can, but it's always a bonus when it happens to be local. Last week's TechTomorrow showcase, sponsored by TechColumbussaw nearly 50 regional startups show off the r...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Techcrunch Iterations: Reinvention And Re-Rolling The Dice
The topic of this weeks column is time-honored when it comes to business, perhaps even overused in many cases, and in the startup world, sometimes mocked, and at others, romanticized, but usually only...
08:58 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Offers Up An Official Explanation For The iPhone 5 Cameras Purple Flaring Problem
There's been plenty of (digital) ink spilled about the iPhone 5 camera's occasional tendency to capture purple flares (even though it's not an issue exclusive to Apple's latest handheld), and Apple re...
08:58 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Offers An Official Explanation For The iPhone 5 Cameras Purple Flaring Problem
Plenty of digital ink has been spilled about the iPhone 5 camera's occasional tendency to capture purple flares (even though it's not an issue exclusive to Apple's latest handheld), and Apple released...
08:04 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Techcrunch The eBook Dj Vu All Over Again?
This is a guest post by Phil Dwyer, author, freelance writer and in the 1990s the first editor of seminal UK tech title, NMA. You can follow him on twitter at @phildwyer or on his blog.The publishing ...
07:10 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Techcrunch EBay Battles Back With Mobile, Local, Personalization, And A More Streamlined PayPal
It's not easy for a $63 billion company to make a successful pivot, but if eBay manages to pull it off, it will be one for the history books. The e-commerce giant has been shifting focus from being pr...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Dominates Live TV Because Social TV Is Failing
Editor's note: Somrat Niyogi is the CEO ofMiso.Every time I turn on the TV, I see Twitter. Hashtags and Twitter handles are on TV shows. There are dedicated pages to world events like the Olympic Game...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Techcrunch Report: For The First Time In Decades, US Is Bleeding High-Skilled Immigrants
"The period of unprecedented expansion of immigrant-led entrepreneurship that characterized the 1980s and 1990s has come to a close," writes an ominous new Kauffman Foundation report from Stanford res...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Techcrunch 10 Ways Startups Can Deal With Patent Troll Demands
Editors note: Colleen V. Chien is an assistant professor of law at Santa Clara University School of Law. Stefani E. Shanbergis a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.Its no fun receiving a ...
09:00 am GMT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Techcrunch The Enterprise: Im Not Sexy And I Know It
Editor's note:Rodney Rogers is chairman and CEO of Virtustream.I am a large enterprise. I employ many people, and make a good deal of money. I am a large enterprise. A vast array of technologies with...
07:08 am GMT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Techcrunch Heres Why Twitters Road To An IPO Wont Be As Rocky As Some Might Think
Today, Nick Bilton of the New York Times published a pretty extensive piece on Twitter, specifically its CEO, Dick Costolo. As I read it, one paragraph concerning the potential IPO of the company stru...
06:00 am GMT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Techcrunch Do Customers Have A Right To Know How Companies Make Money?
When Google started raising money in 1998, Sergey Brin and Larry Page didn't have a revenue model -- or at least that's how the story goes. The company's highly successful text ad program didn't start...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Techcrunch Sex Trafficking On Backpage.com: Much Ado About (Statistically) Nothing
Editor's note: Julie Ruvolo is afreelance writerand digital editor for the New York Museum of Sex. You can follow her on.According to a growing list ofreligious groups,feminists, celebrities andpolicy...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Techcrunch Not Safe. Why Mobile Social Games Are Just As Vulnerable As Zynga
Editors note:Tadhg Kellyis a game designer with 20 years experience. Zynga's misery continues, yet mobile seems a little rosier. Games using broadly the same game design as many of the successful Face...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Techcrunch SuperBetter Shifts Focus To Strengthening Players Mental Health
San Francisco-based startup SuperBetter Labs is shifting the focus of its namesake social game to focus on strengthening mental resiliency, a decision that coincides with the release of its iPhone app...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: What, Too Soon?
The Gillmor Gang Scoble, Marks, Taschek, Teare, and Gillmor spend way too much time obsessing over the relative value of photos in the stream and Twitter's comprehensive dismantling of third party a...
10:44 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Evolution And Big Bang Are Lies Says Congressman From House Committee On Science
Republican Congressman, Dr. Paul Broun, a member of the House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space and Technology, was caught on video arguing that evolution and the Big Bang Theory are "li...
09:37 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, Sends First Tweet
David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, has sent his first tweet. Despite joining Twitter in January 2010 his verified account had never tweeted anything — until a few moments ago, when he sa...
09:30 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Flawless
It strikes me as wrong that our most powerful and expensive and familiar objects should be the ones we love the least. We hold them and touch them every day, look at them for hours on end, sleep next ...
08:09 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Browser-Based VoIP And Video Chat Service, FriendCaller, Doubles Users To 10 Million In A Year
Skype alternative FriendCaller says it has doubled the number of users it has worldwide to 10 million in less than a year. The FriendCaller service, which lets people talk to other FriendCaller member...
07:43 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch French Music Startup Deezer Gets $130M Fourth Round, Led By Warner Music Groups Owner Access Industries
In France, it is the biggest startup funding round ever. Warner Music Group's owner Access Industries and previous investor Idinvest are investing 100 million ($130 Million) into music streaming start...
05:42 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Foxconn Denies Strike At iPhone 5 Plant But Says Apple Asked It To Improve Quality Control
Electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn has denied earlier reports that thousands of workers went on strike on Friday at a plant that assembles Apple's latest iPhone -- reportedly causing production o...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch There Is No Reason For Any Individual To Have a 3D Printer In Their Home
The maker movement is on the cusp of a boom. They're job-creating world-changers, on the verge of thoroughly disrupting everything from crafts to consumer electronics to, heck, well, everything, by de...
04:20 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Surprise! Google-Commissioned Antitrust Report Says Google Has No Case To Answer For Search
The best line of defense is attack -- and if you can couch your attack in authoritative legal language and attach it to lofty legal principles, so much the better. That's the underlying message behind...
01:44 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Consumer Reports: iOS6 Maps Competent Enough, iPhone 5 Ranked Top Smartphone
It's official: the iOS6 Mapgate saga is not another antennagate. Consumer Reports -- which famously said it could not recommend the iPhone 4 because of reception problems caused by the phone's wrap-ar...
01:44 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Consumer Reports: iOS6 Maps Competent Enough, iPhone 5 Ranked A Top Smartphone
It's official: the iOS6 Mapgate saga is not another antennagate. Consumer Reports -- which famously said it could not recommend the iPhone 4 because of reception problems caused by the phone's wrap-ar...
01:44 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Consumer Reports: iOS 6 Maps Competent Enough, iPhone 5 Ranked A Top Smartphone
It's official: the iOS 6 Mapgate saga is not another antennagate. Consumer Reports -- which famously said it could not recommend the iPhone 4 because of reception problems caused by the phone's wrap-a...
01:05 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Shells Out $1bn+ To Own The Keys To Its Seattle Corporate HQ
Internet retail giant Amazon is to spend more than $1bn to buy the Seattle corporate HQ it currently leases. Reuters is reporting the $1.16bn transaction is the biggest commercial real estate deal for...
01:05 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Shells Out $1B+ To Own The Keys To Its Seattle Corporate HQ
Internet retail giant Amazon is to spend more than $1bn to buy the Seattle corporate HQ it currently leases. Reuters is reporting the $1.16bn transaction is the biggest commercial real estate deal for...
09:00 am GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Healthy Consumers And The Future Of The Patient-Physician Relationship
Editor's note: Michelle Snyder is executive in residence at InterWest Partners focusing on the transformative role that mobile, social, and data can play in the healthcare industry. You can follow her...
06:29 am GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Esther Dyson At Medicine X: Welcome to the Era of Homebrew Health
As the amount of digitally collectable data grows, we've entered a period of homebrew health, investor Esther Dyson said when being interviewed by the New York Times' John Markoff at Stanford School o...
03:25 am GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: One VIP Ticket To Boxs #BoxWorks Event
Last week, we gave away 20 tickets to Box's annual BoxWorks event that's happening October 7th-9th in San Francisco. There will be incredible speakers going, some of which include: Box CEO Aaron Levie...
03:18 am GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Lytics Unveils Real-Time Analysis For Moneyball Results
Lytics made its debut today at the PIE(Portland Incubator Experiment) Demo Day with the unveling of its real-time analytics service. Lytics, which is in the process of finalizing a seed round of fundi...
02:45 am GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Its D-Day For Twitters Latest API Changes, And Guess What? Nothing Happened.
It's been exactly one month since Twitter announced the 1.1 version of its APIs and the fact that some things were going to change for third-party developers. A lot of folks, including me, took that t...
02:45 am GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Its D-Day For Twitters Display Requirement Changes, And Guess What? Nothing Happened.
It's been exactly one month since Twitter announced the 1.1 version of its APIs and the fact that some things were going to change for third-party developers. A lot of folks, including me, took that t...
02:35 am GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Trinity Ventures Is Raising A New $325M Fund
Early-stage investment firmTrinity Venturesis raising a $325 million fund, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.The firm was founded in 1986, and says it makes seed and ea...
02:26 am GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Done Dressing Like A Slob? Proper Suit Will Make You A Custom Suit For When Snarky T-Shirts Arent Enough
Every once in a while, you attend an event that calls for a special suit. Leveraging technology and applying lean startup techniques to custom suits is what Proper Suit is all about. After having cont...
02:22 am GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Why Zynga Failed
The year was 2008 and Zynga had it all figured out. Facebook became a portal to games for those who had never played. Viral growth there was unchecked. Facebook ad rates were low, so buying traffic wa...
12:49 am GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Now You Can Embed ROCKZis Socially Curated News Pages On Your Own Website
ROCKZi, the social news service launched in July by search startup Blekko, has released a new feature allowing users to embed their "news boards" on other websites.VP of Marketing Mike Markson describ...
12:05 am GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 10.05.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm Pacific....
11:51 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Techcrunch After Early Boom, New Numbers Suggest iOS 6 Adoption May Be Reaching A Plateau
Apple's iOS 6 adoption got off to a quick start, but now, two weeks on, it looks like it may be evening out. New data from Chartboost today, covering the time between iOS 6's launch and Wednesday, sug...
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