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11:49 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Web Services Launches Data Pipeline, An Orchestration Service For Data-Driven Workflows
Amazon Wen Services announced AWS Data Pipeline at the re:Invent conference today. The new service is designed to help developers manage applications through a data driven process.With the Data Pipeli...
11:38 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch iTunes It Goes To 11. (In Design, If Not Performance.)
Yes, that headline. Obvious. But appropriate.Yes, after much delay (about a month), iTunes 11 is here today. And yes, it is one of the biggest overhauls of the media management service yet. Perhaps th...
11:37 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Finally Talks Surface Pro Pricing: 64GB For $899, 128GB For $999
Microsofts Windows RT-powered Surface has been polarizing to say the least, leaving many a gadget fiend pondering the prospect of buying the more powerful Surface Pro instead. The Redmond-based compan...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Catch Up With Some Of Last Years Big Crunchies Winners, More Tickets Available NOW
A year is a long, long time ago, especially in the technology world. I can't even remember what I was doing at this particular time last year without looking at my foursquare check-in history...sad, I...
11:28 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Top 5 New Features In iTunes 11: iCloud Integration, New Interface, Up Next, And More
Apple just released long-awaited iTunes 11. After downloading, users should expect a totally redesigned version. In October, the company said that there would be a one-month delay. Little has changed ...
11:26 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Londons Onefinestay Nabs Plum District VP Jackson Hull: File It Under Silicon Valley Comes To London For The Realism
London-based 'unhotel' startup, onefinestay, has bagged a West Coast exec as its CTO, convincing him and his family to relocate all the way from the Valley to rainy old London. Jackson Hull, the CTO i...
11:18 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Announces 2 New EC2 Instance Types: Cluster High Memory With 240GB RAM And High Storage With 48TB HDD Space
At Amazon's re: Invent developer conference in Las Vegas today, the company's chief technology officer Werner Vogels just announced that the company is launching two new large instance types for its E...
11:07 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Releases iTunes 11, A Major Redesign That Focuses On The Media And Quiets The Noise
Apple's iTunes 11 officially launched to the public today, after an unveiling in September at the iPhone 5 special announcement event. Originally planned for an October release, iTunes 11 required a l...
10:51 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch LivingSocial Confirms Layoffs: 400, All But A Couple Dozen In The U.S., 10% Of Workforce
It's not only Groupon that is feeling the crunch among daily deal sites: LivingSocial is laying off 400 employees today. There were reports of the layoffs out yesterday from more than one source; the ...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Harnessing Musics Technological Future
Editor's note:Tim Westergren is founder and chief strategy officer of Pandora.As Pandoras listenership has achieved significant scalea very exciting vision is coming into focus for how personalized ra...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Gifting Startup Sincerely Launches Sesame, An App For Sending Themed Gift Boxes From Your Phone
Sincerely, the company known for its mobile photo postcard and greeting card apps, is today expanding upon its vision to become a full-on mobile gifting service with the launch of its latest applicati...
09:24 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Republicans Give SOPA Architect Power Over Science Committee. Goodbye, Geek Supporters
Just when you think that Republicans are developing a respectable reputation on innovation, they nominate the most reviled policymaker in the technology industry to chair House Committee on Science, S...
09:22 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch SearchMan Gives Developers At-A-Glance Info About Their Apps Discoverability With New Search Visibility Scores
The 500 Startups-backed app analytics firmSearchManis debuting a new tool for mobile developers looking to quickly get a sense of how discoverable their application is inside App Store Search. This me...
09:17 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch If Youre A Restaurant Owner, PerfectMenu is Probably Perfect for Your Online Menu Needs
Writing about billion dollar valuations and companies flush with cash is certainly fun, entertaining, and hopefully enlightening, but it's always fun to come across a teeny-tiny startup solving a smal...
09:13 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch FounderFuel Offers Up Silicon Valley Office Space And Cross-Pollination Opportunities For Canadian Startups
Montreal-based FounderFuel, one of Canada's leading startup accelerator programs, announced a new plan this week to provide access to free work space at Rocketspace or Plug Snd Play in SF and Silicon ...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Video Startup Klip Updates Its iPhone App, Adds Video Replies And Messaging To Increase Engagement
Klip is coming out with a new app update today that is designed to increase engagement for its users by providing better communication tools between them. The latest version of the Klip app adds two h...
08:52 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Syria Shuts Down Internet In Midst Of Uprising, Mobile Services And Land Lines Partially Down
According to multiple Internet monitoring services, Syrian authorities has cut off Internet. In the capital city Damascus, mobile services and land lines are affected as well. The news comes as an upr...
08:34 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Trolls The Trolls In Latest IE10 Ad
The folks at Microsoft have just released a clever commercial for Internet Explorer 10, the latest version of the company's once dominant web browser which has seen great competition from Google Chrom...
08:31 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Koopedia Aims To Ditch The Greed In Daily Deals
Koopedia, which sounds like an early edition of the Mario Brother's Encyclopedia, is actually a daily deals site with a twist. Business owners, instead of entering into a draconian deal with the site,...
08:24 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Scrappy Cloud-Hosted Emailer Mailjet Raises $3.3 Million
Cloud emailing serviceMailjet, which competes with more established outfits likeSendGrid,Postmark,MailChimpandMailgun, has raised $3.3 million from Alven Capital and private investors, the company is ...
08:22 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Xbox Musics Ad-Based Revenue Model Takes Shape: Triton (Pandoras Partner) Appointed For Audio Ads And Analytics
Xbox Music, Microsoft's streaming music competitor to Spotify and iTunes that began to roll out to Xbox and Windows-powered devices in October, today filled in one part of the picture for how it will ...
08:03 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Basis Takes On Jawbone, Nike, Finally Launches Its Impressive $199 Health Tracking Band
For Quantified Self devotees, data hounds and fitness enthusiasts, it's a good time to be alive. Recent improvements in sensor technology, battery life and connectivity (and lower costs) have given r...
07:04 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Zapstreak Goes Global With Public SDK Launch For Its AirPlay For Android Solution
Poznan, Poland-based startup Zapstreak has just brought its AirPlay-style media streaming solution for Android out of beta, making the SDK it provides available to developers worldwide after a six-mon...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Online Fitness Startup Wello Raises $1 Million From Kleiner Perkins And Others To Provide Live Video Training Sessions
Wello makes personal fitness easy and affordable, by providing low-cost training session by video over the Internet. Now it's raised a $1 million seed round of financing from investors in healthcare i...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch With An Improved Design, Navigation & Social Features, Waviis Rebuilt iPhone App Is Like A Facebook News Feed For Actual News
Seattle-basedWavii, the news aggregation startup that finally launched into public beta this Aprilafter years of stealth mode, is today unveiling an entirely new product with today's debut of Wavii 2....
06:50 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Barnes & Noble Beats Fiscal Q2 2013 Estimates, Reports $1.9 Billion In Revenue And Losses Of $0.04 Per Share
Literary retailer Barnes and Noble reported its fiscal Q2 2013 earnings this morning, and they're just a bit stronger than some had forecasted in the days leading up to the release. The company report...
06:26 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch After 3.5M Downloads Of Its iPhone App, Etsy Finally Goes To The iPad
Designer marketplace Etsy has not been an early mover when it comes to mobile, only releasing an iPhone app last year. Despite the late arrival, Etsy has picked up a strong following anyway, with 3.5 ...
06:08 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Rounds Social Video Chat App Goes Mobile, Recreates Hangout Feel With Shared YouTube Viewing, Photo Uploads
Social video chat app Rounds has reason to be proud: the company has raised a total of $5 million in funding and now has more than six million users across the breadth of its platform, which includes ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch First Look At The Scanadu SCOUT, A Gadget To Bring Your Vital Sign Data To Your Smartphone
It was a year ago that Scanadu first came on the scene after raising some $2 million for a very interesting idea: Bringing the ability to monitor and track your body's vital signs to a portable and in...
05:54 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Fantastical Lands On iPhone With A Calendar App Tailor-Made For Mobile Schedule Management
The iPhone's Calendar app is pretty good overall, and that's something that even Fantastical creator and Flexibits co-founder Michael Simmons admitted to in an interview regarding the launch of Fantas...
05:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch NPD: U.S. Windows Device Sales Down 21% On Last Year; Windows 8 Tablet Sales Almost Non-Existent
Microsoft earlier this week made a point of noting that there have been 40 million downloads of Windows 8 since it launched a month ago, putting it ahead of where Windows 7 was at the same point in it...
05:41 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Deal Management Startup CapLinked Raises $1.6M From FF Angel, 500 Startups, Others
CapLinked, a startup offering online workspaces for managing business deals, says that it has raised $1.6 million in Series A funding.The funding comes from FF Angel (the seed-stage fund operated by F...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Acquia Lands $30 Million Series E To Scale Out Its Enterprise Drupal Development Platform
Acquia, the company that makes a suite of software tools for the open source web development and content management system Drupal, has secured $30 million in a fresh new round of funding.The round, wh...
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch HealthTap Buys Avvos Health Business, Looks To Become The Go-To Resource For Medical Advice, Info
Instead of anxiously searching Google or WebMD, people would rather turn to a real human being for answers to their pressing health questions -- preferably one who's been to school for 10 years. The p...
05:03 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch The iPhone 5 Clears Its Final Regulatory Hurdle For Launch In China
Things seem to be on track for the iPhone 5 to meet its December release timeline in Greater China, since the device has now received approval for the final piece in the regulatory puzzle required for...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Puts $250M More Into Its Ed-Tech Program Partners In Learning, Wants Provide 20M Teachers With 21st Century Skills
Microsoft today added another $250 million to its Partners In Learning Project, a global professional development program it has created to equip teachers with the skills they need to teach IT and oth...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Puts $250M More Into Its Ed-Tech Program, Partners In Learning; Wants Provide 20M Teachers With 21st Century Skills
Microsoft today added another $250 million to its Partners In Learning Project, a global professional development program it has created to equip teachers with the skills they need to teach IT and oth...
04:56 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Desperately Seeking Developers: RIM Offers Appcelerators 390,000 Titanium Devs Incentives To Port Apps To BlackBerry 10
BlackBerry 10 devices are still months away from being launched but RIM is ramping up the noise about its next gen platform. In its latest play, it's hoping to woo app-building platform Appcelerator's...
04:09 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Erkek Paketi Wants To Be The Manpacks Of Turkey With Subscription Service For Mens Socks, Underwear & More
Strikingly similar to U.S. startup Manpacks, Turkey's Erkek Paketi offers a subscription e-commerce service that delivers men underwear, socks, t-shirts, shaving products and condoms on a monthly, two...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Chill Pivots Again!! This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fans
After the success of Louis CK's direct-to-fan specials, video startup Chill is pivoting -- again -- and coming out with a new product that it hopes will provide a new channel for independent content c...
03:50 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spains Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistants
Indisys, a Spanish company founded in 2005 which makes natural language virtual assistants and telephone operators to power 24/7 customer services, has raised a new funding round of $5 million, led by...
03:50 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Intel Capital Leads $5M Series A In Spains Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistants
Indisys, a Spanish company founded in 2005 which makes natural language virtual assistants and telephone operators to power 24/7 customer services, has raised a new funding round of $5 million, led by...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Millennial: Apple Still Leads Samsung In Overall Impressions, But Android Dominates iOS With 52% Share
Leading mobile ad network Millennial Media today released ist Q3 Mobile Mix report, and it would appear that Apple has kept its lead as top manufacturer on the platform, with the top device being the ...
12:11 pm GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch WordPress.com Launches Restaurant Vertical As It Pushes Platform Well Beyond Basic Blogging
Restaurants are kind of notorious for having painful web experiences -- either with websites that are horribly basic and out of date, or needlessly souped up with music and Flash animation. So it was ...
11:44 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Khan Academy Brings Its 3,500+ Educational Videos To The iPhone
Whether or not one believes Khan Academy is helping to reinvent education, it's hard to dispute the fact that Khan (and now his team) are an educational video-producing machine, or that the platform c...
10:17 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch When Marketing, PR And Technology Collide: Why Is PeopleBrowsr Going After Twitter, Exactly?
So, this was bound to happen. A developer company that built itself on top of someone else's data lost access to it. And sued.I was sucked into the ploy at first, the whole "Klout but better for the p...
10:12 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Twitters Response To PeopleBrowsr Lawsuit: This Is Contracts 101
When the news broke earlier this evening that PeopleBrowsr had won a temporary restraining order protecting its access to Twitter's firehose of data, Twitter provided a terse response saying that it p...
10:06 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch The Story Of Adku, And Why Andrew Mason Isnt The Problem At Groupon
In February of this year, Groupon acquired Adku, an e-commerce data targeting startup staffed with a whip-smart team that included several relatively prominent ex-Googlers. It was one of a series of a...
09:10 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Court Temporarily Protects PeopleBrowsr Access To Twitter Firehose, Twitter Says It Will Vigorously Defend Itself
PeopleBrowsr, the maker of social analytics tools such as Kred, has won a temporary restraining order against Twitter, allowing the company to maintain full access to Twitter's firehose of data.The vi...
08:50 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch An Interview With Jeroen Sprite_tm Domburg, Creator Of The Tiny MAME Arcade Cabinet
When I first saw this tiny gaming cabinet this morning, I was fascinated. Who was the creator, Sprite_tm, and why did he do such and excellent and thorough job of turning a tiny Rasberry Pi device int...
08:25 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch iSchool Campus Wants To Bring The Next-Gen Wired Classroom To K12 Education
Technology is increasingly becoming a part of the classroom experience, particularly thanks to smart devices. Tablets and iPads offer students a more portable, engaging and interactive experience than...
06:40 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch An Interview With Amazon Web Services Senior Vice President Andy Jassy
I interviewed Amazon Web Services Senior Vice President Andy Jassy today at the AWS re:Invent conference.Before the interview I asked my Twitter followers for questions to ask.I could not use all of t...
05:24 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify Made You Listen To More Music, WillCall Gets You To Go To More Concerts
In 1996, people in the U.S. bought about 2.3 albums per year. Today, thanks to services like Spotify and Rdio, some of us listen to that many albums a day. Last-minute concert ticket app WillCall want...
04:59 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Intuit Launches Its Square Competitor In The UK
Financial software giant Intuit offers a Square-competitor, GoPayment, which allows users in the U.S. and Canada to accept payments via a reader that attaches to any smartphone. Today, Intuit is expan...
04:57 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Shares Pop 11.6 Percent After CEO Andrew Mason Defends His Vision And Leadership
Groupon shares (NASDAQ:GRPN) closed at 4.42, 11.62 percent above yesterday's level. CEO Andrew Mason's interview was highly anticipated today. Yesterday, AllThingsD reported that the board questioned ...
04:44 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Wefunder Raises $500K To Help Unaccredited Investors Put Money Into Startups
Another crowd funding startup has entered the mix, and is announcing funding today (which was raised via its own platform, of course). Crowd investing startup Wefunder is announcing a $530,000 seed ro...
04:37 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch SRIs Norman Winarsky Says Siri Has Been Stretched Beyond Its Initial Capabilities (But Its Not Apples Fault)
Norman Winarsky, vice president of SRI Ventures, offered his thoughts today on how Apple has handled the acquisition and subsequent relaunch of Siri as an integrated service in iOS. He was diplomatic ...
03:40 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Reportedly Planning OS X-Style Cheap, Annual Windows Updates
Microsoft might be figuring out that the best way to get users to use its product isn't by charging an arm and a leg for updates and releasing them only once every few years. Redmond is reportedly swi...
03:07 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch TiVo Sees Surge In Subscriptions Thanks To Cable Deals; Reports Service Revenues Of $61M, Net Income Of $59M In Q3
TiVo reported solid third-quarter financials thanks to subscription growth from MSOs and payments in litigation it settled with Verizon earlier this year. It reported service and technology revenues o...
03:03 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Heyzap Expands Its Mobile Gaming Platform With Leaderboards, Where You Can Challenge Other Players
Heyzap continues to build out its social platform with the addition of player leaderboards that developers can add to their mobile games.Other companies have released their own leaderboard options, mo...
02:36 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch NCR Acquires Retail Point Of Sale Software Company Retalix For $650 Million Cash
Global payment and retail technology giant NCR Corporation announced this afternoon that it will acquire Retalix, a provider of point-of-sale software and services, for $30 per share in cash, a total ...
02:03 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Who Is Scroogling Who? Bings Shopping Results Arent All That Clean, Either
Microsoft started a rather controversial anti-Google campaign this morning that alleged Google is essentially misleading its users because all of the company's shopping results are now paid. The "Don'...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Sets The Record Straight, Says The Windows Phone 7.8 Update Is Coming In Q1 2013
Windows Phone 8 has made its fair share of headlines lately but there hasnt been has much official chatter about Windows Phone 7.8, the update intended to bridge the feature gap between older and newe...
01:35 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Mobile Apps Updated: Google Drive Now Supports Spreadsheet Editing On Mobile, Chrome On iOS Adds Passbook Support
Don't be fooled by the iterative-sounding nature of this update: being able to edit spreadsheets on mobile devices - the functionality which Google has just now introduced in its mobile Google Drive a...
01:24 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter: myLED Adds Another LED To Your iPhone
One of Steve Jobs' biggest pet peeves was external LED lights on cellphones. Oh how he would storm through the Apple offices, harrumphing at the thought of a Motorola KRZR lighting up like a tiny Chri...
01:09 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch After One Month, MyShoebox Tops 13M Photos Stored, Averaging 3,275 Per User
Toronto-based cloud photo storage startup MyShoebox today announced a major milestone: the company has already stored and indexed 13.4 million photos from its users, in just its first month of availab...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Animoto Hooks Deeper Into Facebook, Lets You Create A Video Montage Of Your Favorite 2012 Moments With One Click
I'm a big fan of Animoto and its automatic video-creation service. But even if you get a service to automatically create videos from photos that you've chosen and uploaded, you still have to choose th...
12:42 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Gives New Mobile Page Ads More Color And Context To Make Every Pixel Count
You scrolled right past the old design for Facebook's "Pages You Might Like" mobile ads. Too much gray, not enough description. But they just got updated to show colorful banners and explain what a bu...
12:29 am GMT - Thu, November 29, 2012
Techcrunch Conceptual Designs Push Innovation Forward: Check Out This Instagram Of The Future
I'm a big fan of conceptual designs. Basically, designers who love to look at things and want to make them prettier, will mock up what they think a product should be. One of the hottest properties in ...
11:50 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Blaast Gives Carriers In Developing Countries A Way To Offer Flexible Data Plans
As affordable Android phones start reaching consumers on developing countries like Indonesia and Bangladesh, more will spring for data plans. But the problem is that carriers see very low average reve...
11:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch How WedPics Eviction From Founders Home Spurred A Rally In Raleigh
What seemed like a disaster turned out to be a blessing for 31-year-old entrepreneur Justin Miller, founder of Deja Mi and WedPics. After a feature story by NewsObserver left the company with an evict...
11:29 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch ABI: Africas Mobile Market To Pass 80% Subscriber Penetration In Q1 Next Year; 13.9% Of Global Cellular Market By 2017
Analyst ABI Research expects mobile phone subscriber penetration levels in Africa to pass 80 percent in the first quarter of next year. In Q3 this year, it said the continent's 54 countries and 1.08 b...
11:25 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch After Its 9-Figure Acquisition, Recruitment Software Giant Bullhorn Buys MaxHire And Sendouts For More Cloud Services
In June, recruitment software companyBullhorn got bought by Vista Equity Partners in a deal we heard was in the lower-nine figures. Today, Bullhorn is announcing two acquisitions of its own: it's pick...
11:20 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Inside The [email protected], Downtown Detroits Tech Startup Hub [TCTV]
Downtown Detroit has sadly not been known in recent years for having a bustling business vibe, but the people at the [email protected] Building are working overtime to turn that around. Housed in a nearly 100 y...
11:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Ginger.io Raises $6.5M To Use Your Smartphone To Track Your Health, Round Led By Khosla
Behavioral health analytics startup Ginger.io just announced that it has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding.The round was led by Khosla Ventures, with participation from seed investors True Ventu...
11:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Confirmed: Google Acquires Incentive Targeting To Power Super Targeted, Personalized Coupon Programs
Google has just acquired coupon targeting company Incentive Targeting. The acquisition was confirmed in a tweet from Mike Dudas, who is on the team building Google's mobile commerce business. Google c...
11:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Rocket Lawyer: We Will Defend Ourselves Against LegalZooms False Accusations
As we heard last week, online legal services company LegalZoom slapped rival Rocket Lawyer with a lawsuit over false and misleading advertising, trademark infringement and unfair competition. Now Rock...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Web Services Announces Redshift, New Data Warehouse Service
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched Redshift, a new petabyte-scale data warehouse service intended to disrupt the old-guard data warehouse providers.Senior Vice President for AWS Andy Jassy made th...
10:53 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Another Social Media Inbox? Source Metrics Says This Ones All About Actionable Mentions And Breaking Down Data Silos
Startup Source Metrics is announcing a new feature to its social marketing tools today, which it's calling the Social Media Inbox.The idea of a new social network listening tool may not set anyone's h...
10:47 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch With Amazon, Its Records All The Way Down Which Is Brilliant
So let me get this straight: this years Cyber Monday (the worst fake holiday name in the history of fake holidays and names) was a new record day for Amazon when it came to Kindle sales. So was Black...
10:39 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Web Services Drops S3 Storage Service Pricing About 25%
Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced on stage at AWS re:Invent that it has dropped pricing about 25 percent across the board for its S3 storage service. Senior Vice President of Amazon Web Services And...
10:26 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Expands Automatic Captioning To 6 European Languages, Now Supporting 10 Languages Total
YouTube announced today that its expanding the number of languages that will automatically be captioned in videos uploaded to its library, with support for six European languages. The new languages su...
10:26 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Flurry: China On Track To Top U.S. iOS And Android Install Base By Q1 2013
Mobile analytics and ad company Flurry today released a new report examining the global growth of the smartphone ecosystem, including which countries have the largest install base, which are growing t...
10:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon CEO Andrew Mason: The Plane Crash Is Much More Interesting Than The Safe Landing
During Business Insider’s Ignition conference, Groupon CEO Andrew Mason commented yesterday’s stories about his role at the company. AllThingsD reported that the board was discussing wheth...
10:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Amazons S3 Now Stores Over 1.3 Trillion Objects, 3.7 Million Elastic Map Reduce Clusters Launched Since May 2010
At Amazon's first re: Invent developer conference in Las Vegas today, the company's vice president for Amazon Web Services Andy Jassy announced that its S3 storage service now stores a total of 1.3 tr...
10:09 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Simple Fleshes Out Its Online Banking Service With Mobile Check Depositing
From the outset, online banking startup Simple has been focused on supplanting the brick-and-mortar banks in its users' lives, but they haven't always been equipped to handle every little transaction ...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch CloudFlare Now Uses Authys Two-Factor Authentication To Keep Its Users Safe
CloudFlare, the popular website security and CDN service, suffered an embarrassing security breach earlier this year when the company's CEO's Gmail account was hijacked, giving the hacktivist group UG...
09:57 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch David Lee From SV Angel: Foursquare Is One Of The Most Misunderstood Companies
Today at Business Insider's Ignition conference in New York, David Lee, founder and managing partner at SV Angel commented on Foursquare. As SV Angel is an investor, he had good things to say. "Foursq...
09:55 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Visa Super Sizes Its PayPal Competitor V.Me, Adds Bank Of America And RBS In The UK
Visa is picking up steam quickly on its PayPal competitor, the V.me digital wallet service. Today it is adding another major U.S. bank, the Bank of America, to its existing list of 50 partners; and it...
09:48 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Now Available As A Gmail Add-On, PhilterIt Lets You Browse Your Inbox Visually
It must be the day for Gmail platform apps - earlier this morning, TechCrunch announced the launch of a startup that automates contact management via Gmail, and now another company is debuting a new w...
09:40 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Vagrant Founder Launches Hashicorp To Support His Open Source Developer Management Tool
The Vagrant open-source project has morphed into a startup, backed by Hashicorp, a new company that will further build out the tool designed to manage the complexities of modern development within a v...
09:35 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Flash Sales Site Bmbele Debuts In Colombia, Offers Designer Fashion And Luxury Accessories To Eager Market
Combine online flash sales with an emerging consumer market hungry for luxury clothing brands and you get what Bmbele CEO Dean Schaffer hopes will be a recipe for success in Latin America. The site, w...
09:24 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches VetNet To Help Military Veterans Re-Enter The Civilian Life, With Google+ As The Plumbing
For the men and women that serve our country, coming back from that life isn't easy. I don't have experience with it, but do know many veterans who are going through that.Today, Google launched a new ...
09:11 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Eumakh Takes English-Speaking K-Pop Fans Beyond Gangnam Style
Has being blasted with Gangnam Style whetted your appetite for Korean pop, but you have no idea how to delve more deeply into the genre? Eumakh is an online video platform with a sleek, user-friendly ...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Couples App Avocado Adds A Shared Calendar And Switches To A Freemium, Subscription-Based Business Model
Avocado's new calendar feature was built from the ground up and is designed to allow couples to share scheduling, and both receive reminders for events. The feature sends notifications to multiple dev...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch AgilOne Raises $10M From Mayfield And Sequoia To Help Marketers Tap Into Big Data
AgilOne, a a cloud-based predictive marketing intelligence company, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Mayfield Fund, with participation from Sequoia Capital. This brings AgilOnes fundi...
08:49 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch A DIY Raspberry Pi Hack Lets You Build The Smallest Gaming Cabinet In The World
A hacker called [Sprite_tm] AKA Jeroen Domburg built his own teeny, tiny Raspberry Pi-based MAME cabinet using some laser cut plexiglass, some custom controls, and a eeny, weenie 2.4-inch TFT display....
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch #StuffMicrosoftSays: Dont Get Scroogled, Launches Holiday Bing Campaign
Microsoft just launched a full-on offensive campaign for holiday shoppers called "Scroogled." Yes, it's what you think it is, it's an attempt to tell people not to get screwed over by Google this holi...
08:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Cyber Monday E-Commerce Spend Was $1.465B, Biggest Day Ever In U.S.; Home Clickers Bought The Most: ComScore
Shopaholics of the world, unite and take over. This past weekend, the first of the holiday shopping season, has already been breaking records for consumer online spend. Today comScore announced one mo...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Ahead Of Kindle Fire And Fire HD Shipments, Amazons Appstore Opens In Japan
Following last month's announcement which saw Amazon opening up itsMobile App Distribution Portalto developers in Japan, the company is today announcing its Amazon Appstore is now officially open for ...
08:17 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn Launches Ads API, Enabling Custom Tools For Large-Scale Campaigns
LinkedIn is announcing a new Ads API, which could bring more large-scale social marketing campaigns to the professional networking site.In a blog post that the company plans to publish on its marketin...
08:14 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch All In The Family: MyHeritage Buys Former Yammer Stablemate Geni.com In An 8-Figure Deal, Raises $25M
A big day for online geneaology sites: MyHeritage, an Israel-based site that lets people research and share their family histories, has raised $25 million in new funding, and it has bought out one of ...
07:58 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify Playlist App Soundrop Spreads Its Wings With An SDK: Now Anyone Can Have A DJ App
Soundrop, the popular Spotify app that lets users create "rooms" to share streamed-music playlists with others, is turning up the volume on its service. Today, the company is announcing a new SDK so t...
07:57 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Take An Animated GIF Tour Of An Angry Birds Playground
I was up in the Arctic Circle this past weekend, attempting to eat reindeer burgers, swim in non-existent ice holes and see the Northern Lights when we checked out a real, working Angry Birds activity...
07:52 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Gorgeous Photos, In Your Pocket: 500px Arrives On iPhone
Hot on the heels of acquiring the makers of a popular iPhone app for browsing the photos on its service, the Toronto-based photo-sharing startup 500px is debuting an iPhone application of its own toda...
07:43 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch A Few Math Questions That US College Students Cant Answer
If you can do basic subtraction, you might just be more math-savvy than a lot U.S. college students. A new research paper looks at the mathematical prowess of the roughly 50 percentof community colleg...
07:43 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Skype Updates iOS App To Allow Easy Merging Of Windows Live Messenger, Skype Accounts
Skype has just updated its iOS app, making it much easier to merge Skype accounts with your Microsoft account. Microsoft recently decided to phase out Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype, finally...
07:25 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Kids Grow Up So Fast, But Spruceling Makes Dressing Them Much Easier
If you have kids, you know this situation all too well. You buy your toddler an adorable sweater khaki combo that they grow out of almost immediately, and it's back to the drawing board. But Sprucelin...
07:18 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Some Samsung Galaxy Products Banned From Sale In The Netherlands As Court Sides With Apple
A Dutch court ruled today (via IDG) that Samsung Galaxy products running Android 2.2.1 and higher, which don't use Samsung's own proprietary image gallery software are banned from sale, for infringing...
07:14 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch The Broadcastr Team Launches Its Next Evolution: Spun, A Local News App That Connects Content To Real-World Locations
Here's an app with a more local take on personalized news Spun, which aggregates a mix of content relevant to your city.Spun was created by the same startup behind Broadcastr, an app allowing users t...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch View Presentations On The iPhone And Edit On The iPad With New Prezi Apps
Prezi has a new iPhone app and has enhanced its iPad app for editing on the go. The company has also released some data from a recent survey of its users that shows how deep mobile is reaching into co...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Vimeo Updates Its iPhone App To Simplify Uploads And Improve Sharing
Video-sharing site Vimeo has updated its iPhone app, working to improve its upload process and simplify navigation for watching other people's videos. Changes revolve around things that Vimeo has take...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Morse Launches To Automatically Add Phone Numbers To Contacts From Your Gmail Inbox
When I want to find a number to actually call someone on the phone and I know it's in an email signature somewhere, I generally search for that person's email address in Gmail and find the number that...
06:27 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Everything.me, The Search App That Bridges The Native And HTML5 Divide, Gets $25M From Telefonica, Mozilla And Singtel
Native apps are stealing the show when it comes to usage and functionality on mobile devices these days, but a lot of companies continue to hold out hope that more open HTML5-based mobile web services...
06:11 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Google Street View Visits An Arctic Town And Now Provides A Look At 90 Ski Resorts Worldwide
Google Maps can transport a person stuck in Flint, Mich. to nearly any street in America. Go diving at the Great Barrier Reef. Explore art galleries. And now, thanks to some men in heavy jackets, a lo...
05:46 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch iPad And Android Tablet Market Share Margin Narrows Much Faster Than Originally Predicted
Apple continued to win out in terms of tablet market share this past quarter, according to the latest figures from ABI Research, with a 55 percent share of all shipments during the period. That's a le...
05:28 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch U.K.s First 4G Network, EE, Increases Data Limits By ~60% On Some Mobile Broadband Price-Plans; Still No Unlimited Data Tariffs
The U.K.'s first -- and currently only -- 4G network, run by carrier EE, has announced it is increasing the size of the data caps on some of its mobile broadband tariffs by around 60 percent, while ke...
05:04 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Mindwork Labs Raises $1.6M From Mark Pearson For Its Publisher Monetization Platform; Acquires Premier Content Links
Mindwork Labs, the startup behind discount website, MyDeals, has raised a new 1 million (~$1.6m) round of funding from serial entrepreneur, Mark Pearson, of MyVoucherCodes/Markco Media fame. Pearson i...
04:48 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Pakistans PKNIC Says Hackers Exposed A Hole During Security Upgrade To Redirect Google.pk, Apple.pk And Hundreds More; Now Resorting To Whitelisting
Pakistan's domain registry provider PKNIC has posted an explanation of what it says happened when visits to a number of high-profile websites last weekend redirected to another page -- in many cases t...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Windows Phone 8 Random Reboot Fix Coming Over-The-Air Next Month, Says Microsoft
Microsoft will issue an update for Windows Phone 8 next month, to fix a random rebooting problem that can affect the OS, flagged up on user forums. "Were continuing to investigate some reports of phon...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Log Data Management And Analytics Company Sumo Logic Raises $30M From Accel, Greylock
Sumo Logic, a startup focused on enterprise log management and analytics, has raised $30 million in Series C funding round led by Accel Partners, with participation from existing investors Greylock Pa...
03:41 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Wins Tribunal Ruling Against RIM In WLAN Patent Licensing Dispute
More bad news for RIM: Nokia has won a tribunal ruling against the BlackBerry-maker regarding its WLAN-related patents. The ruling means RIM will have to pay royalties for handsets now considered to b...
03:41 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Wins Tribunal Ruling Against RIM In WLAN Patent Licensing Dispute, Reportedly Seeking U.S. BlackBerry Sales Ban
More bad news for RIM: Nokia has won a tribunal ruling against the BlackBerry-maker regarding its WLAN-related patents. The ruling means RIM will have to pay royalties for handsets now considered to b...
02:33 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Deezer Takes Aim At Spotify With New App Studio, APIs, Echonest And Songkick Deals And App Updates
Deezer, which earlier this year announced a $130 million round of funding to ramp up its music streaming business internationally. But to make sure that its service can compete against Spotify and oth...
02:21 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Smartphone Maker HTC Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer: Benjamin Ho To Join In January To Lead Next Phase
There's no denying times are tough for smartphone maker HTC, with sliding revenues and shrinking margins -- and no let up expected for Q4. But the company is aiming to put a new public face on its sit...
01:40 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch U.K. Mobile Shopping Startup, Tapestry, Trials BarcodeNFC Scanning App To Link Shoppers With The Physical Things They Fancy
Tapestry, the latest contender in the fashion-tech startup space, wants to connect a shopper's digital identity with the physical products in the store they're in by using barcode/NFC-scanning smartph...
12:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Romanian Domain Gets Taken Down By Algerian Hacker MCA-CRB?
Looks like Pakistan is not the only place where major internet companies' domain names can get hacked. This morning, google.ro, was taken over by "Algerian Hacker" MCA-CRB. The site featured the pictu...
12:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Romanian Domain Gets Taken Down By Algerian Hacker MCA-CRB
Looks like Pakistan is not the only place where major internet companies' domain names can get hacked. This morning, google.ro, was taken over by "Algerian Hacker" MCA-CRB. The site featured the pictu...
12:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Romanian Domain Gets Defaced By Algerian Hacker MCA-CRB
Looks like Pakistan is not the only place where major internet companies' domain names can get hacked. This morning, google.ro, was taken over, with the credit being taken by "Algerian Hacker" MCA-CRB...
12:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Romanian Domain Gets Defaced By Algerian Hacker MCA-CRB. Google Says: We Were Not Hacked
Looks like Pakistan is not the only place where major internet companies' domain names can get hackedhijacked. This morning, google.ro, was taken over, with the credit being taken by "Algerian Hacker"...
06:41 am GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch From The Lab To The Shelf: NYC TechConnect Event Helps Give An Entrepreneurial Boost To The Sciences
As funding dwindles across the life sciences industry, researchers at major universities are increasingly adopting the entrepreneurial models forged by the tech world. With help from groups like NYC T...
06:29 am GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Marc Andreessen Discuss Innovation Through Trial and error, and error, and error
This evening at Andreessen Horowitz's offices in Menlo Park, founding partner Marc Andreessen sat down with William Janeway, recent author, to discuss "Capitalism in the Innovation Economy." Janeway i...
06:29 am GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Marc Andreessen Champions Innovation Through Trial and Error, And Error, And Pets.com
This evening at Andreessen Horowitz's offices in Menlo Park, founding partner Marc Andreessen sat down with William Janeway, recent author, to discuss "Capitalism in the Innovation Economy." Janeway i...
04:15 am GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Economic Impact Of Startup Accelerators: $1.6B+ Raised, 4,800+ Jobs Created, 2,000 Startups Funded
Today, there seem to be more business accelerators than there are startups to fill their classes and cohorts. It seems that not a week goes by without the launch of another accelerator or seed starter...
03:50 am GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Churn: The Problem Of The New Tech Journalism
A decade ago, the news cycle for a CE product worked like this: a PR person contacted a major title - Laptop, say, or PC Magazine - and offered an exclusive for a cover story. "Hey," they'd say. "Hot ...
03:03 am GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Defend Your Net Campaign Implies That All Of The Internet Is Fair Use
Does the Internet exist to inspire and inform society and therefore limits copyright holders ability to block information? Hidden between the lines of Google's otherwise predictable "Defend Your Net" ...
02:44 am GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Mozilla Launches Custom Firefox With MSN Edition
Mozilla just launched a special customized edition of Firefox for fans of Microsoft's MSN portal. Firefox with MSN comes with MSN as the default home page and automatically opens msnNOW, the memetrack...
02:25 am GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Ex-Foursquare Designers Focus On Sunrise, Want You To Do More With Your Calendar
Two of the team of eight designers just left Foursquare to focus on Sunrise, a calendar product to do more with your calendar, with data from Google Calendar, Facebook, LinkedIn and others. They curre...
02:20 am GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Says It Has Sold 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses To Date
Microsoft just announced that it has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses so far. This is the first update the company has given since it announced that it had sold 4 million upgrades over the first wee...
02:10 am GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Social Discovery Platform At The Pool Emerges From Beta With Funding, A Redesign & Users In 50 Countries
Back in July, we introduced you to At The Pool, a Los Angeles-based startup that thinks you could use some new people in your life. Said another way, the company is social discovery network that aims ...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Style Site Polyvore Debuts Its First Ever iPhone App And Touts Cash Flow Positive Operations
Polyvore, the interactive fashion and style website that lets people create collages of apparel and accessories using images from any online store, has had solid growth since it first came on the scen...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Style Site Polyvore Debuts Its First Ever iPhone App, Touts Cash Flow Positive Operations
Polyvore, the interactive fashion and style website that lets people create collages of apparel and accessories using images from any online store, has had solid growth since it first came on the scen...
01:58 am GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Drop Everything Immediately And Make Your Own Gangnam Style Video With JibJab
Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab! A TechCrunch tradition: wasting time in the office by putting ourselves and coworkers into JibJab videos (and then posting them). They just rele...
01:32 am GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Web Services Expected To Hit $1.5 Billion In Revenues For 2012
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is expected to earn $1.5 billion in revenues this year but overall the organization still remains under appreciated as a core asset of Amazon.com, its parent organization.But...
01:16 am GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Mihir Shah Is Out As Tapjoy CEO in Surprise Shake-Up. Former Disney Exec Wadsworth Steps In.
In a surprise shake-up at mobile app marketing company Tapjoy, CEO Mihir Shah resigned today while a former Disney executive Steve Wadsworth stepped in. There was an all-hands meeting at around 11 a....
12:49 am GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch With 6.5M Members, AppTrailers Adds A Free Daily App
AppTrailers, an app that rewards users for watching videos that promote other apps,just released an update with a new "Free Today" section, which will highlight one app per day either a paid app bein...
12:37 am GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Democratic Whoopsy: Kim Jong-Un and Mohamed Morsey Lead Times Person Of The Year Poll
The Internet has a hard time taking things seriously and will happily enact silly vengeance on websites daring enough to leave important tasks up to a vote. Time's coveted "Person of the Year" poll ha...
12:08 am GMT - Wed, November 28, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Says Many Gmail Users Would Consider Switching To Outlook.com, Launches Android App, Conversation Threading & More
In typical Microsoft fashion, the company just announced a number of momentum numbers for Outlook.com and also launched quite a few new features for its web-based email service at the same time....
11:23 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Drive Now More Tightly Integrated Into Gmail: Lets You Share Files Up 10 GB
Remember when entire companies were launched, primarily to work around the fact that Microsoft Exchange-based email systems had message size limits that impacted the size of email attachments you coul...
11:14 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Reportedly Fires The Manager Directly In Charge Of The iOS 6 Maps Team
A report today from Bloomberg claims that Apple SVP Eddy Cue, who took over control of Maps from Scott Forstall when that senior executive and iOS architect departed the company, has fired Richard Wil...
11:05 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Revl Comes Out Of Beta, Promises To Help Students And Other Job Seekers Get Noticed
Dennis Albinus recently told me that it's time for a new kind of job site, which is what the CEO is trying to build with Revl.Albinus wants job seekers to build their profiles on Revl, which is coming...
11:04 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: The 5th Generation iPod Touch
Apple's iPod touch is arguably among the last of a dying breed, being a standalone media player that isn't also a phone. But just because you're among a species on the verge of extinction doesn't mean...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Apprenda Launches A New Hybrid Development Platform For Developing Apps On-Premise And The Cloud
Lots of news this week in the platform-as-a-service market (PaaS) with companies like Apprenda extending its technology to offer on-premise and hybrid methods for deploying enterprise applications....
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Apprenda Launches A Hybrid Development Platform For Developing Apps On-Premise And The Cloud
There is a lot of news this week in the platform-as-a-service market (PaaS), with companies like Apprenda extending its technology to offer on-premise and hybrid methods for deploying enterprise appli...
10:46 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Obvious-Incubated Lift Lands $2.5M From Spark Capital, SV Angel To Help You Build Good Habits
After nearly a year in development, Lift launched its first mobile product in August behind an ambitious goal: Boost human potential by helping people achieve their goals. It almost sounds New Age-y, ...
10:34 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Rdio Revamps Its iOS And Android Apps Bringing Improved Looks, Navigation, New Playback Controls & More
Streaming music startupRdiocontinues its battle with Spotify, today updating its two flagship mobile applications for iOS and Android. The new apps have been redesigned with a cleaner layout, introduc...
10:10 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Lets Visit A Nobel Prize Winning Lab That Does Lots Of Science, Shall We?
Creating stem cells out of adult cells. Amazing. Winning a Nobel Prize. Amazing. Saving lives potentially? Outstanding.Check out this video from David Prager and Glenn McElhose, formerly of Revision3,...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Inventory Management Startup Stitch Labs Adds Amazon.com Integration, Sellers Can Now Be Fulfilled By Amazon
Stitch Labs wants to be the connective tissue between various online shopping carts and marketplaces, making it easier for small vendors to peddle their wares and manage inventory across them. Today i...
09:56 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Remember QR Codes? The Leading Reader, Scan, Has Been Downloaded 25 Million Times, Scans 27 Million Codes A Month
Something there is that doesn't love a QR code, but that hasn't stopped leading QR code scanner makers Scan from serving up 25 million copies of their software. The company, which currently processes ...
09:32 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Cisimple Launches A Hosted Continuous Delivery Platform For Mobile: Makes Building, Testing And Deployment Easier On Developers
Cisimple is a new development platform, launching today, which automates the build, testing and deployment process for mobile applications. The company is offering hosted Continuous Integration for bo...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch OpenShift, Red Hats Platform-as-a-Service, Headed to the Enterprise
Red Hat's OpenShift platform-as-a-service started as a hosted solution for developers. It was, ostensibly, Red Hat dipping its toe into the platform-as-a-service waters. It proved successful enough to...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Interactive Email Platform Providers PowerInbox And ActivePath Join Forces, Raise $10 Million Series A For New, Combined Company
PowerInbox, an email platform company which offers interactive email apps for consumers and marketers, has raised a $10 million Series A round jointly led by Atlas Venture, Longworth Partners and Batt...
08:42 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Just In Time For Bowl Season, StatMilk Brings Its Amazing College Football Stats Platform To iOS
College football bowl season is finally upon us and with that comes countless bets, wagers and arguments. It's dangerous to go alone. Arm yourself with StatMilk.Everyone knows Notre Dame's record. Per...
08:16 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Location-Based Tour Guide App Stray Boots Raises $2M As It Looks To Expand Mobile Reach
Stray Boots, a New York-based startup that got its start delivering guided tour scavenger hunt games to tourists and city dwellers around the world via SMS, and which recently made the move to mobile ...
08:13 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Windows 8 App Store Has 3 Times As Many Downloads As Apples Mac Store, But Only One-Fifth The Revenues, Says Distimo
Microsoft made a big push to ensure that when Windows 8 went live in October, the apps in its Windows Store would not disappoint, claiming it would have more apps than any other platform at launch, an...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Network InMobi Announces Free Lifetime Value Platform To Help Developers Deliver Targeted Content
Thanks in part to some recent acquisitions, InMobi has been expanding its services for mobile developers. Its latest feature is something called the Lifetime Value Platform, which will help developers...
07:58 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Speedy-Seller Nexus 4 Smartphone Back In Stock In U.S. Play Store From Noon PST Today
The latest 'Google phone', the LG-made Nexus 4, sold out within minutes of going on sale around the world but Android fans in the U.S. who missed out in the initial sales run are being offered a secon...
07:48 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch UpTo Brings Its Social Calendar To Android, Signs A Deal With The Cleveland Cavaliers
"What are you doing this weekend?" is an everyday inquiry - almost to a fault. UpTo attempts to disrupt this social interaction by making calendars social. And it works, too. By broadcasting part of y...
07:37 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Resultly Mobile App Keeps You In The Loop On All The Things
Our Northern Meetup tour was chock-full of great surprises, but none stand out in my mind like Resultly. It's a mobile app that keeps you up-to-date on... (wait for it...) anything.So let's say you're...
07:31 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Amazons Kindle Family: Weekend Sales More Than Double On Last Year, Cyber Monday Biggest Of All
Amazon has released some detail on Kindle sales over Thanksgiving Weekend: as usual, it's giving no hard numbers but instead providing general buying trends. It says that Kindle device sales more than...
07:12 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch ThinkGeeks USB Portal Sentry Turret Will Protect Your Desk, Cake
Chell is standing at the edge of an bottomless pit. She sighs deeply and stares longingly across the void to the immense energy shield. She hoped there is an exit over there. Exit is a funny term, she...
07:04 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch LeadSift Raises $500K To Make Twitter, Foursquare More Fertile Ground For Sales Leads
Make way for another company that's helping enterprises make sense of social media. LeadSift, a Canada-based social media startup that helps businesses mine social data on sites like Twitter and Fours...
06:58 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Nintendo Makes The Wii Mini Official: $99, Lacks Internet And GameCube Compatibility, Canada-Only
It's rare that we here in Canada get exclusive access to devices, especially from big manufacturers like Nintendo. But that's apparently what the Wii Mini is, which first surfaced this morning on Best...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Redesigned 21-inch iMac Available November 30, 27-inch Following In December
Apple today clarified when it will make the new iMacs available finally, after keeping customers waiting about specific shipping timelines since their unveiling. The 21.5-inch iMac will ship on Novemb...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Now Returning Month Of December To Nexus Devices With Android 4.2.1 OTA Update
Google is in the process of rolling out Android 4.2.1 to at least Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 devices as an over-the-air update. The minor update brings a fix for an embarrassing omission on Google's part: T...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Returning Month Of December To Nexus Devices With Android 4.2.1 OTA Update
Google is in the process of rolling out Android 4.2.1 to at least Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 devices as an over-the-air update. The minor update brings a fix for an embarrassing omission on Google's part: T...
05:47 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Like Mobile Shopping, Mobile Games Traffic Surges Worldwide During Thanksgiving Holiday
Americans weren't just buying things online during last week's holiday. According to new numbers from Chartboost, they were also glued to their mobile devices playing games, with those types of mobile...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Minecraft Raspberry Pi Edition To Help Kids Learn To Code While They Build
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is on a mission to get more kids to learn to code -- and what better way to get children excited about the power of programming than by involving virtual block-builder game...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Kantar Worldpanel: Apple Shoots Back To Top Of U.S. Smartphone Sales On An iPhone 5 Rocket, Android Leading Elsewhere
Samsung may be be the world's most popular smartphone brand, but in the influential U.S. market, Apple has climbed back to the top of the pack on the strength of its iPhone 5 sales. According to the l...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Hot Startups In The City Of Gaudi TechCrunch Barcelona Meetup, December 13
While a lot of heat has been generated around the startup scenes in London and Berlin, Barcelona has been slowly growing a scene focused both on the Spanish and Latin American markets and a new genera...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch The Rising Science Of Social Influence How Predictable Is Your Online Behaviour?
Techcrunch recently ran a piece by Michael Wu of Lithium. The following is a response written by Ferenc Huszar, who, prior to joining Peer Index PeerIndex as lead data scientist, was was a PhD student...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Backed By $500K From Battery Ventures, Science Inc.s Fresh Dish Launches Ready-To-Cook Dinner Kits Delivered To Your Door
Fresh Dish, a new food delivery startup incubated by Science and backed by $500,000 in seed funding from Battery Ventures, is today launching its online ordering website, soon to be followed by an iOS...
04:53 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Nintendos Wii Mini Tipped By Best Buy Canada For December 7 Release
Sony's PlayStation 3 and the Microsoft Xbox 360 have both seen physical hardware design changes in their many years on the market, but the Wii has remained mostly the same Wii since its launch, with a...
04:52 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch After Losing Over Half Its 9M Users In A Pedophile Scandal, Habbo Hotel Hopes For New Life As A Gaming Platform
Habbo Hotel, the under-21 social networking site that had to close down and then "mute" users over the summer after itwas discovered that people were using it to send minors illicit content, is openin...
03:21 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Ericsson Files Patent Suit Against Samsung In The U.S. After Nearly Two Years Of FRAND Talks Fail To Reach A Deal
Swedish telecoms kit maker Ericsson has filed suit against mobile maker Samsung in the US for patent infringement. The move follows nearly two years of negotiations to renew a FRAND patent licensing a...
03:21 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Ericsson Files Patent Suit Against Samsung In The U.S. After Nearly Two Years Of FRAND Talks Fail To Reach A Deal (Updated)
Swedish telecoms kit maker Ericsson has filed suit against mobile maker Samsung in the US for patent infringement. The move follows nearly two years of negotiations to renew a FRAND patent licensing a...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch TransferWise Adds Support For USD, Wants To Become Preferred Method Of Money Transfer For Startups
TransferWise, the online currency exchange that uses the crowd to undercut traditional money transfer services, has announced that its added support for the U.S. Dollar -- a move that it believes, alo...
01:45 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Baidu Is Building Its Mobile Strategy But Says Dont Discount PC Yet
Baidu shares have fallen 18% over the last quarter as investors worry that the search giant wont be able to monetize its mobile business quickly enough to outpace domestic competitors like Qihoo 360 a...
01:38 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Badges Beware: 80% Of Gamification Apps Will End Up Being Losers, Says Gartner
After hype cometh the fall. Gamification -- the catch-all term for rewards, incentives and loyalty services -- has become a very popular way to get users engaged in an increasingly noisy world of apps...
12:55 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Mutual Funds For Non-Profits: Bright Funds Wants To Be The Vanguard For Charitable Giving
When push-comes-to-shove, people love to donate, especially when they believe that their donation (be it money, time, food or possessions) will make a real difference. While online charity and fundrai...
12:36 pm GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Play Gets Real: Reviews Will Now Be Posted With Your Google+ Name And Picture
When you visit a review on Google Play for an app, book, song or movie, you won't have to worry as much about whether someone is sheepishly hiding behind a computer firing off nasty words, as Google h...
11:41 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch STEM Ed: CodeHS Wants To Teach Every American High Schooler How To Code
In the Silicon Valley Distortion Field, it can seem like everyone is learning to code -- that coding has become cool. Either way you slice it, talented programmers are in demand. This, in combination ...
09:40 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Targets Growing Mobile Workforce With 15% Hike In Corporate User Licensing Fees
Microsoft is targeting the growing mobile workforce with a 15% hike in license fees directed primarily at companies that have employees who use smartphone and other mobile devices in their work....
08:07 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Users Will In Fact Vote On If Theyll Lose The Ability To Vote, Other Privacy Changes
17,800 Facebook users have commented on proposed changes to Facebook's governing documents, enough to trigger a vote on whether they'll go into effect. Today the Electronic Privacy Information Center ...
08:07 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Users Will In Fact Vote On If Theyll Lose The Ability To Vote, Other Privacy Changes Denounced By EPIC
17,800 Facebook users have commented on proposed changes to Facebook's governing documents, enough to trigger a vote on whether they'll go into effect. Today the Electronic Privacy Information Center ...
06:15 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal President David Marcus On Cyber Monday, In-Store Payments, Data Strategy And More
PayPal President David Marcus held an informal sit-down with reporters today in San Francisco to address the recent shopping activity over the holidays, PayPal's strategy on data and mobile, and the p...
05:47 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: The Pen Type-A
The Pen Type-A is a pen milled from a block of type 304 stainless steel that should last at least 50 years. It looks and feels great, and it's a good writing tool as it uses Pilot's Hi-Tec C ink cartr...
05:24 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Path Paves The Road To Asia, Adds A New Regional GM In Japan, Ex-Amazon, Apple Exec Shindo Kimihiko
Path's growth trajectory is leading it to Asia: CEO Dave Morin saidthat people in Japan and Korea were behind the mobile social network's second wave of new users after the release of Path 2.0, that C...
05:24 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Path Paves The Road To Asia, Adds A New Regional GM In Japan: Ex-Amazon, Apple Exec Shindo Kimihiko
Path's growth trajectory is leading it to Asia. CEO Dave Morin saidthat people in Japan and Korea were behind the mobile social network's second wave of new users after the release of Path 2.0, that C...
04:10 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch PRWeb Releases Press Release About Its Fake Press Release, But The Circle Of Trust Is Now Broken
PRWeb has just put out a press release about the fraudulent press release it released (and we erroneously reported) this morning. Ha.From the press release:"PRWeb transmitted a press release for ICOA ...
04:10 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch PRWeb Releases Press Release About Its Fake Press Release, But The Circle Of Trust Is Already Broken
PRWeb has just put out a press release about the fraudulent press release it released (and we erroneously reported) this morning. Ha.From the press release:"PRWeb transmitted a press release for ICOA ...
04:02 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Releases Hystrix, A Service For Making Apps In The Cloud More Resilient
Netflix is open sourcing its libraries for connecting the numerous services it uses on Amazon Web Services to keep its business running.Dubbed Hystrix, the offering is just another example of how Netf...
03:31 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Google Responsible For Other Peoples Lies, Deems Australian Court
Google is now legally responsible for every crazy thing on the Internet--at least, in Australia. The Supreme Court of Victoriafined Google $200,000 for not removing defamatory rumors linking music pro...
03:14 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch We Draw Comics Opens The Doors To Public Beta Users For Collaborative Comic Creation
I love a good comic jam. Back in my salad days at college, this generally involved sitting in a smokey dive bar with mostly strangers passing around notebooks of large format sketchpads taking turns p...
03:13 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch The Social Commerce Attribution Problem: IBM Says Twitter Referred 0% Of Black Friday Traffic
Twitter and Facebook usually aren't the last click before an ecommerce buy, but that doesn't mean they didn't inspire or influence the purchase. Yet IBM's Black Friday report says Twitter delivered 0%...
03:05 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Krups EA82 Automatic CoffeeEspresso Maker
People like coffee. People like coffeemakers. People like coffeemakers that make great coffee. That's why you should look into the EA82, Krups' fanciest coffee maker, an all-automatic espresso and lon...
02:36 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Firefox Beta Now Features New IonMonkey JavaScript Compiler, Built-In PDF Viewer, Retina and Touch Support
Today is beta release day at Mozilla and the organization is launching new beta versions of both Firefox for the desktop and Android. This time around, the desktop version is set to get the most inter...
02:05 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Zillow Acquires Rental And Real Estate Search Site HotPads For $16 Million To Grow Its Rental Marketplace
Zillow just announced that it has acquired the San Francisco-based rental and real estate search site HotPads for $16 million in cash. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2012. This...
01:34 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Veenome Raises Another $600K To Translate Video Content Into Machine-Readable Data
Veenome, a startup that analyzes video content to improve ad targeting (as well as analytics and SEO), just announced that it has raised $600,000 in new funding.The company is also announcing a partne...
01:13 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch PayrollHero Is Like Guitar Hero For Payroll (Without The Guitars)
Hot on the heels of Shifthub comes PayrollHero, a Philippines-based startup aimed at streamlining payroll and time and attendance tracking for iOS devices. ...
12:31 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch A Cyber Monday Schtick Thats Actually Cool: Randi Zuckerberg And Others Sell Their Stuff On Copious For Charity
'Tis the season for holiday-themed schticks from startups (and their accompanying PR pitches) -- and to be honest, most of them are more worthy of an eyeroll than anything. But today Copious, the soci...
12:26 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch After Few Days Of Use, The Google Nexus 4 Proves A Very Strong LTE Smartphone
Last Friday, I told you how to get your Nexus 4 working on LTE networks in Canada. All through this past weekend and today, I've been using that device as my primary phone on the LTE band the entire t...
12:26 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch After A Few Days Of Use, The Google Nexus 4 Proves A Very Strong LTE Smartphone
Last Friday, I told you how to get your Nexus 4 working on LTE networks in Canada. All through this past weekend and today, I've been using that device as my primary phone on the LTE band the entire t...
12:22 am GMT - Tue, November 27, 2012
Techcrunch Twitters First Designer, Vtor Loureno, Leaves The Company After Five Years
Things change everywhere, especially at startups. Sometimes, the people who start something aren't the ones who end up "finishing" it, and that's the case today with one very important person at Twitt...
11:56 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Which Mobile Commerce Apps Won On Black Friday?
Groupon maintained its spot as the top mobile commerce app, but Best Buy saw the biggest overall one-day gain on Black Friday, according to Onavo, a Sequoia-backed mobile data compression startup.Usag...
11:35 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Tumblr Hits Quantcasts List Of Top 10 U.S. Websites
Tumblr is announcing today that it has broken into the top 10 sites in the U.S., according to third-party measurement firm Quantcast. According to a post from Tumblr CEO David Karp, the site now reach...
11:35 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Tumblr Hits Quantcasts List Of Top 10 U.S. Networks
Tumblr is announcing today that it has broken into the top 10 networks in the U.S., according to third-party measurement firm Quantcast. According to a post from Tumblr CEO David Karp, the site now re...
11:34 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Google Drops Pricing On Cloud Storage 20%, Adds New Features In Advance Of Rival Amazons First Big Cloud Summit
Google has dropped cloud storage pricing 20 percent, has added a set of new features, and is expanding its availability in Europe -- all in advance of rival Amazon Web Service's (AWS) first major even...
11:33 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Cloud Platform Gets 36 New Compute Engine Instance Types, Lower Storage Prices, Durable Reduced Availability Storage & More
Just one day before the start of Amazon's AWS-focused re: Invent conference in Las Vegas, Google just announced a number of major updates to its set of Cloud Platform products. With this update, Googl...
11:21 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinators YC VC Will Replace The Start Fund; Includes Yuri Milner, Andreessen Horowitz But Offers Less Money
Two years ago, Yuri Milner and Ron Conway created The Start Fund to put $150,000 into all Y Combinator companies. Y Combinator ended up managing the fund, and encountered a few issues. So the incubato...
11:14 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Web Of Trust, The Crowdsourced Safe Surfing Tool, Raises Further $1.3M Led By Inventure
Web of Trust (WOT), the safe surfing tool/browser add-on which is powered by the crowd, has raised a fresh 1M (approx. ~$1.3M) led by Finland/China-based VC firm, Inventure. Also participating in the ...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Gifts Now Lets You Buy iTunes Credit For Friends And Recommend What They Should Purchase
Facebook and Apple deepened their alliance today, as Facebook Gifts is starting to sell iTunes digital gift certificates. Upon purchase, Facebook users can suggest what music, video, or apps their fri...
10:57 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Court Blocks Suspension Of Student Who Refused To Wear Location-Tracking Chip
Readers may want to break out the civil liberties pitchforks in response to a new court case against a Texas high schoolthat suspended a studentfor refusing to wear an ID badge implanted with a locati...
10:36 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch IBM: Cyber Monday Sales Are Already Up 24 Percent; iPhone Driving Most Traffic To Retail Sites
After a record-breaking Black Friday, retailers may be in for a big Cyber Monday as well. Early results for Cyber Monday, from IBM's Digital Analytics Benchmark, show a 24.1 percent jump in online sal...
10:36 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch IBM: Cyber Monday Sales Are Already Up 26 Percent; iPhone Driving Most Traffic To Retail Sites
After a record-breaking Black Friday, retailers may be in for a big Cyber Monday as well. Early results for Cyber Monday, from IBM's Digital Analytics Benchmark, show a 24.1 percent jump in online sal...
10:36 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch LGs Optimus G Successor (And Its 5-Inch, 1080p Display) Could Launch As Early As May 2013
Well, that was quick. It's only been two or so months since LG pulled officially pulled back the curtains on its flagship Optimus G smartphone, but it seems the Korean company isn't done fiddling with...
10:32 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Ford Announces Improved SYNC With Smarter Voice Recognition And Simplified Controls
Earlier this month, Ford announced that it had delivered its 5 millionth SYNC-enabled vehicle. Today, the company is announcing an update to its Microsoft-powered in-car entertainment and connectivity...
10:17 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Everplaces Comes Out Of Beta With App Individually Tailored For Travellers
Location-based note-sharing app Findery, which famously had to change its name in July, thinks it might be onto a winner, creating a site for people to bookmark locations. But in fact, it was pre-date...
10:15 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator Interviews Start Tomorrow, Make Sure You Know YC Partners
It's that time of the year again. Lucky applicants who got selected for an interview with three Y Combinator partners will pitch their startup starting tomorrow. Founders will have exactly 10 minutes,...
09:52 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: Twitter Sees A Billion Tweets Every Two And A Half Days; Users Can Download Their Entire Archive By Year-End
Twitter CEODick Costolo has once again promised that Twitter users will, indeed, be able to download a full archive of their tweets in just a matter of weeks. This latest announcement was delivered in...
09:52 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: Users Can Download Their Entire Archive By Year-End; Now Sees 1B Tweets Every 2.5 Days
Twitter CEODick Costolo has once again promised that Twitter users will, indeed, be able to download a full archive of their tweets in just a matter of weeks. This latest announcement was delivered in...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Nitrogram Raises $1M To Mine The Growing Instagram Eco-System For Businesses
The social media media analytics space continues to grow, and and we've seen the likes of Statigram do cool things but with a B2C orientation. Olapic and Chute are putting customer photos and social m...
09:37 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch ICOA Corp. CEO: $400M Google Acquisition NOT TRUE. We Never Had Discussions With Any Potential Acquirers [And Now Google Also Confirms It]
Chalk it up to process journalism, or to a sneaky "stock promoter." The CEO of WiFi provider ICOA Corp confirmed to TechCrunch -- and Google has now also confirmed -- that it has not been acquired by ...
09:37 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch ICOA Corp. CEO: $400M Google Acquisition NOT TRUE. We Never Had Discussions With Any Potential Acquirers [Update: Now Google Also Confirms]
Chalk it up to process journalism, or to a sneaky "stock promoter." The CEO of WiFi provider ICOA Corp confirmed to TechCrunch -- and Google has now also confirmed -- that it has not been acquired by ...
09:36 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Mophie Outride Action Camera Case For iPhone 44S
Mophie is best known for doubling your iPhone's battery life with the Mophie juice pack, but the company actually offers a wide range of iPhone accessories including the Outride Wide-Angle Lens iPhone...
09:28 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Bye-Bye Beepl? Brand Embassy Buys Semantic Search Startup, Plans To Integrate Tech Into Its Social Media Monitoring Platform
Some more consolidation in the world of social media services and technology. UK-basedBrand Embassy, a provider of social-media based customer care services, is buyingBeepl, UK-based a semantic search...
09:14 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Lanyrd Jumps Into The Space Left By LinkedIns Events App Closure With New Features
As of today, LinkedIn is shutting down its LinkedIn Events application. As you can see, the events industry is gnashing its teeth over this move. The events side of the app has been long used as a mar...
09:04 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Moleskine Notebook And Analog App Brings Manual Photo And Video Mixing To iPhone
You might be familiar with "sweding," the concept spawned by 2008 Michel Gondry film Be Kind Rewind that involves making low-budget remakes of your favorite movies with friends. That's a little like w...
08:35 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch On-Premise Cloud StorageSharing Startup, OwnCloud, Closes $2.5M Second Seed Round, Led By General Catalyst Partners
OwnCloud Inc -- the business built on the back of widely used (650,000+ users worldwide) open source file sync and share software ownCloud -- has closed $2.5 million in second seed round funding....
08:27 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Guardly Partners With Desire2Learn To Bring Campus Safety Features To The Blackboard Competitor
I've seen a lot of pivots, but few continue to impress as much as Guardly's shift from a personal safety app aimed at consumers, to a comprehensive security suite designed to be used by educational in...
08:23 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch First Round Capital Rounds Up E-Commerce Deals From Its Portfolio Companies On New Website
First Round Capital, a VC firm which has numerous investments in the e-commerce space, is today supporting its portfolio companies with the launch of a collective site where visitors can browse its st...
08:04 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch After 20M Downloads On Android, Japans Bitcellar Brings FxCamera To iOS
Bitcellar, one of the rare Japanese app developers that faces outward from the country and reaches a global audience, is finally making a debut on iOS after a long and successful run on Google's Andro...
07:55 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter: Spark Will Let You Control Your Lamps With Your Pebble Watch
The creators of Spark, a Wi-Fi-controlled lighting system, has announced that their product will be compatible with the Pebble smart watch, which means you'll be able to turn your lights on and off fr...
07:35 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Smartphone-Only Mobile Commerce Up 221% On Thanksgiving, Up 128% On Black Friday
The numbers keep rolling in: mobile commerce startupBranding Brandreleased new reports detailing holiday shopping sales on mobile, but unlike the other e-commerce reports which came out over the holid...
07:34 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Google Acquires U.S. National High-Traffic Broadband Wi-Fi Provider ICOA Inc. For $400M
Google today announced that it has acquired Rhode Island-based ICOA, Inc. in a deal worth $400 million, as it looks to "further diversify it's already impressive portfolio of companies." ICOA provides...
07:34 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Google Acquires U.S. National High-Traffic Broadband Wi-Fi Provider ICOA Inc. For $400M [Update: Nope]
Update: It turns out that a PR agency or some other individual gone rogue was dead wrong on this. The announcement that crossed the wire is said to be not true at all, as per ICOA's CEO....
07:10 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Jukeboxsms Is A Jukebox In The Cloud Aimed At Bar, Restaurant & Club Owners
Jukeboxsms is a cloud-powered "virtual jukebox" aimed at bar, restaurant, and club owners -- an online/PC replacement for those giant hardware jukeboxes of yesteryear. The music streaming element come...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch With adMonitor, Unified Aims To Provide A Central Dashboard For Social Ad Campaigns
Social marketing startup Unified is launching the newest version of what it calls its Social Operating Platform, and with it a new application called adMonitor.Unified President and Chief Strategy Off...
06:51 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Sega Rally Arcade Machine Mashed Up With Remote Control Cars For Real Racing Robotics
Sega Rally at the arcade was a blast when I was growing up. But Portugese hardware hacker Luis Sobral and robotics company Artica made it even better by introducing remote controlled cars into the mi...
06:51 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch TicketForEvent Raises $3M From New VC Abele Ventures To Take On Eventbrite and Cvent In Online Ticketing In Europe
TicketForEvent, a London-based B2B online ticketing site with most of its operations in Russia, Ukraine and Turkey, has raised $3 million, which it will use to expand its business in the region, to ex...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Chinterest Is Pinterest For Chins
The lawyers revved up their sand rovers, the heavy engines rising to a whine. It was near midnight plateau was lit but huge kliegs, the light spreading across the Hamada like a fire. Curley, the oldes...
05:58 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Windows Phone 7.8: After Months Of Silence On WP7s Last Ever Update, Microsoft Says We Hope To Share More Details In The Near Future
Microsoft has been strangely silent about Windows Phone 7.8 -- the last ever update for WP7, the older version of the OS built on an entirely different kernel to WP8. But after five months of not sayi...
05:58 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Windows Phone 7.8: After Months Of Silence On WP7s Last Ever Update, Microsoft Says We Hope To Share More Details In Near Future
Microsoft has been strangely silent about Windows Phone 7.8 -- the last ever update for WP7, the older version of the OS built on an entirely different kernel to WP8. But after five months of not sayi...
05:53 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Former Apple Retail Chief Details Apple Store Planning And Philosophy In Unaired Video
Apple's retail stores are famous, taking on almost the status of local landmarks with their flagship locations in cities like New York. But how exactly did the Mac maker position their brick-and-morta...
05:37 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Google Reportedly Preparing To Sell Self-Branded Chromebooks
Google is committed to the Chromebook and a report out of China indicates a Google-branded model is on its way. If true, this is a smart move and would help the fledgling desktop platform gain tractio...
05:24 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Adds Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III Mini And Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 To California Patent Lawsuit
In ongoing legal proceedings in California, Apple has added six new devices to its patent infringement claims against rival Samsung, getting them in late Friday evening ahead of a deadline on changes ...
04:52 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Shopping: Fab Updates Android App In Europe, Expects Third Of 2012 Global Sales To Be Mobile
Online design focused shopping site, Fab, has given its Android app its first update, more than a year on from the original app launch. The ecommerce site boasts more than nine million users and says ...
04:52 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Shopping: Fab Updates Android App In Europe, Expects A Third Of 2012 Global Sales To Be Mobile
Online design focused shopping site, Fab, has given its Android app its first update, more than a year on from the original app launch. The ecommerce site boasts more than nine million users and says ...
04:52 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Shopping: Fab Updates Android App, Expects A Third Of 2012 Global Sales To Be Mobile (Updated)
Online design focused shopping site, Fab, has given its Android app its first update, more than a year on from the original app launch. The ecommerce site boasts more than nine million users and says ...
03:42 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Toptable Inks U.K. Restaurant-Booking Partnership With Yelp-Owned Reviews Site, Qype
Another partnership for toptable: the OpenTable-owned restaurant-booking service has inked a deal with Yelp-acquired local reviews site Qype to provide real-time restaurant bookings for Qype.co.uk. Th...
03:10 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Inrix Now Collects Traffic Data From 100M Drivers, Shows Black Friday Congestion Up 32.5% Despite Ecommerce
Black Friday online shopping sales were up 26% this year, the number of people driving to brick and mortar stores increased even faster says Inrix. Congestion was up 32.5% this year according to thetr...
02:51 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy Note II Phablet Passes Five Million Channel Sales In ~Two Months
At the start of this month Samsung announced that channel sales of its mini-tablet-sized smartphone, the Galaxy Note II, had passed three million unit sales in 37 days on sale. Now the Korean mobile m...
02:48 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Says UK Black Friday Kindle Device Sales Tripled Previous Record
Black Friday is not just for Thanksgiving-celebrating Americans. Amazon today announced that in the UK, where it has also been running Black Friday sales, it sold a record number of Kindle devices -- ...
02:48 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Pushing Fire Sales Outside The U.S. Amazon Says UK Black Friday Kindle Device Sales Tripled Previous Record, Stays Mum On Hard Numbers
Black Friday is not just for Thanksgiving-celebrating Americans. Amazon today announced that in the UK, where it has also been running Black Friday sales, it sold a record number of Kindle devices -- ...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch The Facebook Button Is Back On Phones: Nokia Puts Social Networking Knobs On ~$62 Series 40 Asha 205, 205 Dual-SIM Qwerty Handsets
Nokia has added another two models to its Asha range of Series 40 phones: the Asha 205, and a dual-SIM variant, both due to launch in Q4 with a price-tag in the $60 region. The Qwerty, non-touch hands...
01:53 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch In UK Holiday Shopping, Mobile Devices Win Friends And Influence People To The Tune Of Nearly $7B
Over the weekend we saw how much mobile impacted holiday shopping over the Thanksgiving weekend in the U.S. Today, Deloitte is publishing figures that show that this is more than a U.S. trend....
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Collaborative Consumption: Love Home Swap Raises Further $1.28M From MMC Ventures, Angels To Scale By Acquisition
Collaborative consumption continues to be a hot trend in the eyes of investors as news comes today that Love Home Swap, the holiday home exchange marketplace, has raised a further 800k (approx. $1.28m...
06:55 am GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Korean Startup Accelerator SparkLabs Unveils Its First Class, Bolsters Its Advisory Board
It seems like it's been ages since SparkLabs revealed its intentions to nurture a handful of promising startups in South Korea (it was actually the end of July), but now the accelerator has officially...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Four Perspectives On Augmented Reality And Its Future
Augmented reality (AR) -- the term does not exactly jump off the tongue. But the concepts behind the technology are beginning to change what we think of ourselves, objects and the people in the world ...
05:08 am GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Oh, So This Is Where You Use The Microsoft Surface
The Microsoft Surface is a great kitchen computer, and sadly, that's about it. You can tell a lot about a new product by how well you integrate it into your life, and for the Surface, the product has ...
04:07 am GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch BitTorrents Matt Mason On Rethinking The Music Industry Business Model: The Hustle Is Changing
It's been a big year for BitTorrent, said Matt Mason, the company's executive director of marketing. Mason and his team have been working with big names like DJ Shadow and Tim Ferriss to figure out ho...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Nokia Lumia 820
The Nokia Lumia 820 is a Windows Phone 8 powered smartphone, with a generously sized 4.3 inch screen. It packs 4G/LTE and is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon chip. As well as running the latest versi...
02:13 am GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch The iPad Owned Black Friday, So Lets Start Seeing Better Shopping Experiences Designed For It
The iPad seems to have dominated online shopping from tablets, according to an IBM report, and in fact won out over all other devices in mobile e-commerce. Arguably, that's because it offers more of a...
12:39 am GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Body Hacks: Building An Open-Source, Theremin-Like Vibrator
For your postprandial pleasure I present the an open-source vibrator that you (or your partner) can play like a theremin. The story of how it came to be is pretty amazing and involves FCC chip lookups...
12:06 am GMT - Mon, November 26, 2012
Techcrunch Google Search For Foolproof Suffocation Found On Casey Anthonys Computer From The Day Her Daughter Disappeared
A jury might not have acquitted Casey Anthony of the 'drowning' death of her daughter if they knew she Googled "foolproof suffocation" on the last day little Caylie was seen a live. It's the latest ex...
11:58 pm GMT - Sun, November 25, 2012
Techcrunch E-Commerce Spending On Black Friday Tops $1B For The First Time; Amazon Is The Most Visited Retailer
We seen the reports that Black Friday online sales increased this year, but the numbers are finally in. comScore is reporting that U.S. retail e-commerce spending was $1.042 billion on Black Friday, a...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 25, 2012
Techcrunch Iterations: Collective Wisdom
Recently, while traveling, I came across a traditional print business magazine and read it on the plane. It had nothing to do with startups, so it felt novel. There was one segment in the magazine whe...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 25, 2012
Techcrunch Sandbenders
It's a curious thing that the most popular devices in the world right now are also, arguably, the best designed. Apple essentially made the Lamborghini of phones ubiquitous, but its lustre is diminish...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 25, 2012
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: An NFC Reader And Writer For iOS That Developers Can Hack
Editors note:Ross Rubinis principal analyst at Reticle Research and writer for Engadget.No, the Flomio FloJack doesn't track stolen boats with GPS. In the spirit of the Square credit card reader, the ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 25, 2012
Techcrunch The Big Data Fallacy And Why We Need To Collect Even Bigger Data
Editors note:Dr.Michael Wu is the Principal Scientist of Analytics atLithiumwhere he is currently applying data-driven methodologies to investigate and understand the complex dynamics of the social We...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 25, 2012
Techcrunch Why 2D Printing Is Like 3D Printing: A Counter Rant
Editor's note: John Hauer is a sales, marketing and technology innovator with a 20+ career of working in print and related industries. He manages a blog which evangelizes 3D printing for traditio...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 25, 2012
Techcrunch It Might Be Time To Ditch The SaaS Monthly Subscription Model
Editor's note:Ray Sobol is founder and CEO of EvidencePix, an enterprise-grade secure MDM service. Ray has more than 25 years experience in launching high-tech ventures and disruptive technologies.No ...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, November 25, 2012
Techcrunch An Entrepreneurs Guide To Patents: How To Determine Whether They Are Right For Your Company
Editor's note:This is the second in a series of articles by Brad Woodcoxthat explores the patent system for entrepreneurs. The first examined the basics ofthe system.Now that you have background knowl...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, November 25, 2012
Techcrunch How To Build A Revolutionary Political Social Network
Editor's note: Lucas Dailey is the Founder and CEO of political social network Our Ballot Box, a designer, and a local politico. You can follow Lucas on Twitter.Regardless of your views on our recent ...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, November 25, 2012
Techcrunch The Gameplay Is The Gameplay. Always.
Most of the talk around games tends to focus on climate. It's about finding the right customers, funding, platform, business model, partnerships, metric and discovery solutions, technology, route to m...
02:10 am GMT - Sun, November 25, 2012
Techcrunch Droidfooding: After Years Of Giving Employees iPhones, Posters At Facebook HQ Beg Them To Test Android
"In the early days we gave employees iPhones primarily", a Facebook spokesperson tells me. That decision and the rise of Android has left Facebook scrambling to get employees dogfooding its apps for G...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, November 25, 2012
Techcrunch Google Makes A Pre-Holiday Marketing Push For Chromebooks With New Online, Times Square And Best Buy Ad Campaigns
We don't know much about how successful Google's Chromebooks really are. Outside of talking about their adoption in schools and businesses, Google has never released any detailed sales figures. Most a...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, November 25, 2012
Techcrunch Going For Pretty First Is Wrong: A Designers Take On App Development
Editor's note:Chlo Bregman is a product designer working on a new communications startup. Most recently, Chlo designed DrawChat and helped ignite Changemakrs.Pretty first is when a startup focuses on ...
12:27 am GMT - Sun, November 25, 2012
Techcrunch Black Friday: PayPal Sees Mobile Payments Jump 193 Percent; eBay Up 153 Percent
Black Friday numbers are strong across the board, according to initial reports coming in today from retailers and payments companies. As IBM reported earlier today, total online sales saw a surge of 2...
11:20 pm GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch Psys Gangnam Style Passes Justin Biebers Baby To Become The Most Popular YouTube Video Ever With Over 805 Million Views
It was only a matter of time and we're happy this happened on a slow news day on the weekend: Psy's viral music video hit "Gangnam Style" just passed Justin Bieber's "Baby" to become the most popular ...
10:42 pm GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches Groups Migration API To Help Businesses Move Their Shared Mailboxes To Google Apps
Many businesses use shared mailboxes, public folders and discussion databases that, over the years, accumulate a lot of institutional knowledge. Most cloud-based email services don't offer this featur...
10:12 pm GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch Black Friday Online Sales Surged 21 Percent Thanks To Mobile Shopping, More Retailer Promotions And Personalized Deals
After a particularly strong Thanksgiving for online sales, shoppers continued to look for e-commerce deals on Black Friday. IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark is reporting the final tally for Black Frid...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Is Bluffing And It Will Be Their Downfall
Editor's note:Armando Kirwin is a filmmaker and consultant whose previous work has included Paramount Pictures, Microsoft, several startups, 13 feature films, and a handful of TV shows.In case you hav...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch Airport Car Rentals: The Next $10 Billion Industry Ready For Disruption
If you travelled by air for the wonderful holiday weekend, you might have been faced with the hell that is the typical airport car rental experience. There are the lines, the hassles, the constant ups...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Long And Winding Road To Becoming Kind Of Cool
Long have I hated Microsoft. For decades their bloated mediocrity infuriated every fiber of my being. Like Adam Sandler and leaf-blowers, for a very long time, they represented everything that was wro...
05:54 pm GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch Hacking For The Sake Of It: Eboz Downed Google, Apple, 300 Other Pakistani Sites, And Many More Just To Show It Can?
Pakistan's internet-using population were slammed today with a systematic take-down of local versions of some of the world's biggest names in tech, and several hours after first going down, Google.pk,...
05:54 pm GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch Updated: Sites Back Up After Eboz Hacked Google, Apple, 280+ Others In Pakistan Just To Show That It Can?
Pakistan's internet-using population were slammed today with a systematic take-down of local versions of some of the world's biggest names in tech, and several hours after first going down, Google.pk,...
05:54 pm GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch Updated: Sites Back Up After Eboz Hijacked Google, Apple, 280+ Other Sites In Pakistan, Possibly Just To Highlight Security Hole
Pakistan's internet-using population were slammed today with a systematic take-down of local versions of some of the world's biggest names in tech, and several hours after first going down, Google.pk,...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch The Need For Mobile Money Spawns A Startup Ecosystem Across Africa
Editors Note: Vanessa Clark is the co-founder of Mobiflock, a mobile safety and security company offeringparental control services for smartphones and tablets. She is involved in the mobile industry i...
07:22 am GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch Out Of East LA, KokoCh Is A New Deals App For The Cash Economy
KoKoCh is a mobile deals startup born in East Los Angeles aiming to bridge the gap for communities ignored by big social deal sites, specifically cash-centric small businesses. The app launched this s...
04:16 am GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch Now You Can Ask Your Smartphone About The Past, Present Or Future: Androids Siri-Like Assistant Iris Gets Integrated With Activity-Tracker Friday
Dexetra, the company behindthe Siri-like Android app Irisand the activity tracking app Friday, is merging the two apps to work together more seamlessly on Android devices. Giving Siri a run for its mo...
04:05 am GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch A Digital Leash For Women: SMS Tracking Of Wives In Saudi Arabia
Saudi men can now be alerted via text message if women try to escape from the country. The new digital leash on women is being resoundingly criticised over social media channels. "Hello Taliban, herew...
03:29 am GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch A Glimpse Of The Apocalypse: Walmart Customers Fight Over Phones On Black Friday
On Black Friday, discounted boxed smartphones seem to be the equivalent of dry foods in a post-apocalyptic movie. This video, first spotted by the Telegraph, shows customers of a Walmart in Moultrie, ...
01:59 am GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch Diet Robot, Autom, Now Available On IndieGogo, Will Ship In Six Months
Just in time for post-holiday guilt comes Autom, the diet robot that reminds you to eat healthy, asks you how much you exercised per day, and generally sits there being judgmental as you stuff your fa...
01:30 am GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch SEC Watch: Swoop Raising $5M To Embellish Food Websites With Deals And Ads
Swoop, a company that works with food websites to automatically inject relevant deals, coupons, and ads, has raised $3 million of a $5 million Series B, according to a filing with the Securities and E...
01:29 am GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal Thanksgiving Mobile Payments Volume Up 173 Percent; eBay Mobile Transactions Up 133 Percent
Early reports from yesterday pointed to better than expected online sales on Thanksgiving, and PayPal and eBay are reporting strong Thanksgiving numbers on mobile as well. ...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Gyfts Vinny Lingham Presents A Brilliantly Dead-Simple Idea For Holiday Gift-Giving
"In the Studio" powers through Black Friday by welcoming a serial entrepreneur, originally from South Africa, who has now started his third company out of Palo Alto and timed his moves perfectly for r...
12:58 am GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch The Weekly Good: Cory Booker On Public Service, Twitter, AndBurning Buildings
[Note: This is the first of a weekly series, if your company is doing something amazing to help a charitable cause or doing some good in your community, please reach out.]It's a bird, it's a plane, it...
12:45 am GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch Quit Clipping. After Hitting 450M Visits, Coupon Site RetailMeNot Launches Facebook App With Personalized Deals From Your Likes
Tired of wading through irrelevant newspaper coupons? RetailMeNot doesn't want you to feel the same way about its massive website. So it's just launched a Facebook app that recommends coupons you'll a...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, November 24, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Sifteo Interactive Gaming Cubes
What do you get the person who already has everything? Sifteo Cubes might be the answer. These innovative little gaming devices work together to create interactive gaming experiences with very tactile...
11:02 pm GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch Social Data Analytics Startup Likely Secures $1.6M To Scale Up Offer For Brands
Social data analytics startup, Likely, has secured a 1million (US$1.6m) equity investment led by growth capital fund New World Private Equity together with seed and early stage fund Charlotte Street C...
10:45 pm GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch Black Friday Online Sales Already Up 13 Percent; 15 Percent Purchases Made From Mobile Phones
After an impressive day for online sales on Thanksgiving, Black Friday online shopping appears to be strong as well. According to IBM's Benchmark service, an ongoing measurement that covers some 500 o...
10:45 pm GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch Black Friday Online Sales Up 20 Percent; 14.3 Percent Of Purchases Made From Mobile Phones
After an impressive day for online sales on Thanksgiving, Black Friday online shopping appears to be strong as well. According to IBM's Benchmark service, an ongoing measurement that covers some 500 o...
10:45 pm GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch Black Friday Online Sales Up 23 Percent; 14.3 Percent Of Purchases Made From Mobile Phones
After an impressive day for online sales on Thanksgiving, Black Friday online shopping appears to be strong as well. According to IBM's Benchmark service, an ongoing measurement that covers some 500 o...
10:45 pm GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch Black Friday Online Sales Up Nearly 24 Percent; 14.4 Percent Of Purchases Made From Mobile Phones
After an impressive day for online sales on Thanksgiving, Black Friday online shopping appears to be strong as well. According to IBM's Benchmark service, an ongoing measurement that covers some 500 o...
10:11 pm GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch Nokias Mobile Imaging And Camera Chief Leaving The Company November 30
Nokia has recently made efforts to distinguish its smartphones with advanced photographic capabilities, introducing the PureView 808 with a 41MP rear camera. Now, Nokia's long-time head of imaging and...
10:03 pm GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch Turkey Day Was Instagrams Busiest Ever, With 10 Million+ Thanksgiving Photos Shared At Up To 226 Per Second
While the day after Halloween is typically Facebook's biggest photo sharing day, Instagram had its busiest 24 hours to date over Thanksgiving when users shared 10 million photoswith holiday references...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Sifteos David Merrill Unveils Sifteo Cubes To The World
"In the Studio" presents the first of two special holiday segments this Thanksgiving holiday by welcoming one of the co-founders of one of my personal favorite startup companies. Almost five years ago...
08:28 pm GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch ABI: Cumulative Mobile App Revenues To Exceed $30B By End Of 2012, Nearly Double 2011 Figure; Now Major Digital Industry
How much money have mobile apps made? By the end of the year the cumulative revenues of the global mobile app market will have exceeded $30 billion, says analyst ABI Research. This figure includes mon...
08:06 pm GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Nexus 4 Coming To Three In The UK December 13 On Contract And Pre-Paid Plans
Google is bringing the Nexus 4 to another carrier in the UK, expanding availability to Three after debuting the device with O2 as its initial partner in that country. The Android 4.2-powered smartphon...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Hosting Consolidation In Europe: Star Sold To Claranet For $88M
Some consolidation afoot in the world of enterprise cloud services in Europe: Claranet, a managed service provider, is paying $88 million (55 million) to acquire Star, a provider of cloud-based manage...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Hosting Consolidation In Europe: Star (MessageLabs Founders Other Startup) Sold To Claranet For $88M
Some consolidation is afoot in the world of enterprise cloud services in Europe: Claranet, a managed service provider, is paying $88 million (55 million) to acquire Star, a provider of cloud-based man...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise Cloud Consolidation In Europe: Claranet Buys Star (MessageLabs Founders Other Startup) For $88M
Some consolidation is afoot in the world of enterprise cloud services in Europe: Claranet, a managed service provider, is paying $88 million (55 million) to acquire Star, a provider of cloud-based man...
06:49 pm GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Reportedly Changes Battery Suppliers As Samsung Walks
Apple has reportedly changed its battery suppliers for the iPad and MacBook lines to Amperex Technology Limited and Tianjin Lishen Battery, both Chinese firms, after Samsung SDI (Samsung's battery-pro...
06:04 pm GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch Hack Job On A UK Government Site? Someone Inserts Ad For Secret Intelligence Seeking Elimination Specialist
Government sites get shut down all the time by hackers either worming their way through firewalls or via DDoS jobs. Today, it looks like someone decided to mess around a little with the site instead: ...
05:51 pm GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch How To Enable 4G LTE On The Google Nexus 4
Reports surfaced this morning that the Nexus 4, Google's latest flagship Android smartphone, supports LTE via a relatively easy software hack. After testing, it turns out that's definitely true, so I'...
04:14 pm GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch Everlane Goes Black In Protest Of Black Friday; Buy Your Disruptive Cashmere On Saturday
Everlane, one of the wave of vertically-integrated sites that is changingthe way that fashion is made and sold, is today disrupting something else. In protest against the over-the-top consumerism that...
02:29 pm GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch Report: LTE Lives In Google and LGs Nexus 4! (At Least In Canada)
Google's Nexus 4 smartphones have been selling like hotcakes, despite one big criticism being that the devicedoes not support super fast wireless broadband on LTE networks. But a video has emerged tha...
02:13 pm GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch God Complex: Peter Molyneux Kicks Off First Kickstarter With Project GODUS A Grand Plan To Recreate The Entire God Game Genre
Legendary game designer Peter Molyneux has kicked off his first Kickstarter campaign -- with project GODUS, "an innovative reinvention of Populous". For GODUS Molyneux is continuing to work with 22can...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch Follow The Money: Why Priceline Bought Kayak
Last week, Priceline.com acquired Kayak for $1.8 billion. That’s more than twice what Google paid for ITA back in 2010. Why did Priceline make this move? And why now? Priceline acquired Kayak fo...
01:13 am GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch The Electree+, A Solar-Powered, Induction Charging Bonsai Tree Hits Kickstarter
Induction charging seems ready for its time in the spotlight, with the Nexus 4, Droid DNA and Lumia 920 all shipping with wireless charging based on the Qi standard built-in. Now a concept design that...
01:11 am GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide Giveaway: Turkey Day Gift Cards From ThinkGeek
It's Thanksgiving for us here in the U.S. of Gorging On Turkey and we wanted to give thanks for you, our dear audience. It's your constant readership and semi-trollish comments that keep us waking up ...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, MkIIs Ron Palmeri Puts His Own Spin On The VC Model
"In the Studio" kicks off some special holiday episodes this weekend by hosting a repeat entrepreneur, a product maker and marketer, a technology operator, a venture capitalist, an innovator in the ve...
12:38 am GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch IBM: Thanksgiving Sales Data Shows Mobile Commerce Jumping, iPhoneiPad Driving 19% Of Traffic, Social Nets Only 0.2%
ComScore yesterday predicted that e-commerce sales would jump by 14% this holiday season compared to last year, to $42 billion, and some numbers just out from IBM'sBenchmark service--an ongoing measur...
12:38 am GMT - Fri, November 23, 2012
Techcrunch IBM: Thanksgiving Sales Data Shows Mobile Commerce Jumping, iPhoneiPad Driving over 20% Of Traffic, Social Nets Only 0.2%
ComScore yesterday predicted that e-commerce sales would jump by 14% this holiday season compared to last year, to $42 billion, and some numbers just out from IBM'sBenchmark service--an ongoing measur...
11:05 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch A Guide For Mobile Game Developers To Survive The Holiday Season Rush
Editor's note: Nate Barkeris publisher relations manager and Jamie Evans is advertising account manager at Chartboost.Here are a few things you need to know to stay calm, cool and collected this holid...
10:46 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Woz With A Coz: The 99c iOS Game That Puts An 8-Bit, Gun-Toting Woz In Your Pocket, With Danny Trejo As His Fearsome Sidekick
The life and times of Steve Wozniak are awesome enough already. But now Woz can add 'becoming an in-game character alongside a badass movie star' to his achievements -- having been rendered in pixel-f...
10:39 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Holvi Plans To Disrupt Traditional Bank Accounts With Simple But Powerful Services
One of the most interesting startups to appear at the Slush conference in Helsink this week was Holvi. Not a million miles away from Bank Simple, seed-funded Holvi plans to attack traditional bank acc...
10:38 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Google Homepage Ad Pushes Google+ Hangouts, Other Google Properties
Along with the Thanksgiving-themed Google doodle gracing the Google.com homepage in the U.S. today (this year, it's a Thanksgiving Day parade with Google's letters as balloons), Google is also using t...
09:58 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Hands On With The Verizon FiOS Mobile App
Verizon updated itsFiOS Mobile application for iPad, which now streams 75 channels of live TV. Unlike some of the mobile experiences Verizon has released in the past, the new application doesn't requi...
09:05 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Dreading The Grandchildren Thanksgiving Talk? Older First-Time Moms May Live Longer
Amidst the awkward barrage of family disfunction that is the American Thanksgiving tradition, there is one constant: the interrogation of career-focused twentysomethings about why they haven't given ...
09:03 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Looking Into 3D App And File Drawer To Extend Mac OS X Dock
A new patent application from Apple spotted by Patently Apple describes a modification to the OS X dock that combines elements of the iBooks shelves it uses in iOS devices and Launchpad to provide qui...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Lattice Engines Raises $20M For Predictive Analytics Platform To Increase Sales
Lattice Engines has raised $20 million in a round led by New Enterprise Associates for its predictive analytics platform that gives salespeople the information to sell their products.According to The ...
08:08 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch FishBrain Wins The Slush Conference Startup Competition In Helsinki
FishBrain won the startup competition at Slush in Helsinki this week. The startup is a social network that lets sport fishing enthusiasts share their fishing experiences with friends using web and mob...
07:53 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Finnish Police Seize 9-Year Olds Winnie The Pooh Laptop For Using The Pirate Bay
How young will the casualties become in the ongoing war against online piracy? You have to wonder, when you learn that a 9-year old girl's laptop was seized by Finnish police in a raid on her home, fo...
07:46 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Two Free Tickets To Le Web And Heres A Discount Code For TC Readers
LeWeb Paris in December is getting closer and conference organizersLoic and Geraldine Le Meur have put together a schedule featuring great speakers and companies around the theme of 'The Internet of T...
07:46 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Two Free Tickets To LeWeb And Heres A Discount Code For TC Readers
LeWeb Paris in December is getting closer and conference organizersLoic and Geraldine Le Meur have put together a schedule featuring great speakers and companies around the theme of 'The Internet of T...
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Hours After Google Begins Referring Nexus 4 Shoppers To T-Mobile, T-Mobile Is Sold Out
Google began directing customers looking for the Nexus 4 in the U.S. to T-Mobile, since Google itself hasn't had stock for quite a while now. T-Mobile charges $199 on a 2-year contract, after a $50 ma...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: The QOOQ Tablet
Tablets and kitchens don't mix, but the QOOQ tablet blends these two differing flavors together into a delicious treat for whomever's lucky enough to own one. With a heat and humidity-resistant design...
06:44 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile App Devs Give Out Black Friday Deals, Too: Sourcebits Defers 50% Payment Until You Raise Your Next Round
Black Friday is best known as the day that consumers are bombarded with deals to kick off the holiday sales rush. Now Sourcebits, a mobile app development company,is hoping to use some of that mojo to...
06:23 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube App Comes To The Wii U, Viewable On GamePad Or TV
The Wii U's GamePad is essentially the console's secret weapon, so it's good to see YouTube arrive on Nintendo's latest hardware with built-in support for its tablet-style controller. The Wii U versio...
05:55 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Patent Shows Its Working On A Google Glass Type Device Of Its Own
Microsoft had a new patent application published with the USPTO today which shows a glasses-based heads-up display system that could overlay information on the real world for a user. If it sounds fami...
05:19 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Festicket Aims To Make Attending Music Festivals As Easy As Booking A Package Holiday
Festicket is a new UK startup targeting music festival goers, a market in Europe which, by some estimates, is worth 12 billion. Users browse the curated directory of music festivals and with 'one-clic...
05:17 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Adds iPad Mini, 4th Generation iPad And 5th Generation iPod Touch To Patent Lawsuit
Last time we checked in with Apple's ongoing court battle with Samsung in the upcoming Galaxy Nexus case, which will be tried by the same court that awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages this past su...
05:12 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch U.K. Telecoms Regulator Ofcom Pushing For Licence-Exempt White Spaces Spectrum To Be Launched Towards The End Of 2013
U.K. telecoms regulator Ofcom has taken another step towards enabling consumer devices to make use of white spaces spectrum. This spectrum is particularly coveted owing to its ability to travel large ...
03:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Nook HD, Nook HD+ Go On Sale In The U.K.: Starting At 159 For 7 Slate And 229 For 9 Tablet
Barnes & Noble's Nook HD and Nook HD+ have gone on sale in the U.K. today, landing on shelves in retailers John Lewis, Argos, Asda, Dixons, Sainsbury, Waitrose, Blackwells and Foyles, and ava...
03:35 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch 42 Things Entrepreneurs Should Be Grateful For
Editors note:DerekAndersenis the founder ofStartup Grind, a 35-city event series hosted in 15-countries that educates, inspires, and connects entrepreneurs.He founded Commonred (Acquired by Income.com...
02:52 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Vs Samsung: U.S. Court Orders Apple To Disclose Details Of HTC Licensing Agreement To Samsung
A U.S. court has ordered Apple to provide Samsung with details of a licensing deal it reached with HTC earlier this month, as part of ongoing patent battles between Cupertino and the Korean mobile mak...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Samba Mobile And Yuilop, Two European Free 3G Services Startups, Sign Strategic Partnership To Cross-Promote Offerings
Samba Mobile, a UK startup that gives its users free 3G mobile broadband in exchange for watching video adverts, and Whatsapp-style Spanish startup yuilop, which provides free VoIP calls and texts to ...
08:51 am GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Oatmeal Studios Responds To The Oatmeal Lawsuit: We Are Simply Trying To Protect Our Name
After we asked for clarification this morning, Oatmeal Studios has released a brief statement regarding their lawsuit against The Oatmeal and a chain of card and gift shops, Recycled Greetings, that p...
06:23 am GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Surprise: Facebook Stock Up 28% In Past Month, Highest Since July
Today, Facebook shares (NASDAQ:FB) have jumped 5.28 percent, closing at 24.32. In fact, it represents a four-month high for Facebook, as shares have not traded at this level since the first lockup exp...
06:16 am GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Google Maps Is Now Giving Out Profile Badges To The Most Helpful Community Members
One of the really interesting things about Google Maps is that there's a huge, thriving community of people who love to help make the product better. Basically, when a road closes, or something is inc...
05:17 am GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch VoiceBunny Launches A Search Engine For Voice Talent, Records The Best Voiceover Ever
"Crowdvoicing" startup VoiceBunny is expanding its services today with a new feature called Search 'n Book.The startup launched a few months ago with what it's now calling its "Speedy" service, where ...
05:03 am GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch BetterLesson Receives $3.5M From The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation To Bring The Magic Of Great Teaching Online
As the influence of technology grows in education, many have started to predict the coming obsolescence of classroom fixtures like textbooks, chalkboards, standardized testing -- and even teachers. Wh...
03:58 am GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch 3D Systems Sues 3D Printer Company Formlabs For Patent Infringement And Kickstarter For Promotion
3D systems has filed a lawsuit against both Formlabs and Kickstarter for patent infringement. Formlabs is the manufacturer of a low-cost 3D printer called the Form 1. Thanks to the stereolithography p...
03:58 am GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch 3D Systems Sues 3D Printer Company Formlabs For Patent Infringement, Sues Kickstarter Itself For Promotion
3D systems has filed a lawsuit against both Formlabs and Kickstarter for patent infringement. Formlabs is the manufacturer of a low-cost 3D printer called the Form 1. Thanks to the stereolithography p...
03:37 am GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Dave McClures 500 Startups Is Raising International Micro Funds For India And Mexico
500 Startups yesterday filed an SEC document for a 500 StartupWallah fund, which presumably would be focused on investments in India. And today, a document surfaced for a 500 Luchadores fund, for inve...
03:26 am GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Group-Funding Platform Crowdtilt Opens To Non-Profits, Now Offers Tax-Deductible Donations, Receipts
Since we first covered its launch back in February, Crowdtilt has been on a mission to become the easiest way for groups of people to collaborate around money, specifically fundraising, for any cause....
01:58 am GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Whats Spotifys Secret For Its Dec 6th Event? Discovery Via Twitter-Style Influencer Following
In the post-FM era of streaming music, anyone can be a DJ.Spotifywants to provide the audience. That's why industry sources confirm Spotify will launch an enhanced influencer following system at simul...
01:44 am GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Battle Of The Gmail Extensions: Baydin Goes After Grexit For Plagiarizing Its Code
Ruh-roh. While we were happy to discover a simple Gmail add-on from Grexit called InboxWhiz that keeps us from our email obsession, competitor Baydin was not so happy, as it turns out. Not happy at al...
01:27 am GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch GateGuru Looks To Improve The Holiday Travel Experience With New Design, Last-Minute Rental Car Deals
Holiday travel season is underway, and, though it comes with the promise of turkey hangovers and time spent with loved ones, it also means having to endure high gas prices, inclement weather, traffic ...
01:07 am GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch The Onions Searing Parody Of Social Media Experts
The Onion has another hit parody on its hands: a clever take on social media "experts" that is sure to hit too close to home for many public relations firms. "Social media is the driving force behind ...
01:01 am GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch How Linden Lab Hopes To Find Second Life In Mobile Creative Play
The timing is likely right for Linden Lab to change direction: reports recently indicate Second Life is shedding users, with passive viewing becoming the dominant interaction method. Gaming industry n...
12:43 am GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Droid DNA Review: Verizons Best Droid Yet Isnt For Everyone
HTC has dutifully been churning out smartphones to fly under Verizon's Droid banner ever since it released the Droid Eris in 2009, but in recent months the company seems to have lost some of its edge....
12:22 am GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Lowes Selling First-Gen Nest Thermostat For $198
ER MAH GERD BLERCK FRERDER! We've been avoiding Black Friday deals thus far because a) it's free advertising for retailers and b) you'll have to shoot me with adrenaline and a taser to get me out of b...
12:11 am GMT - Thu, November 22, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter: This Rubber Band Shotgun Is The Mother Of All Rubber Band Shotguns
Imagine it's Thanksgiving morning and you're with the family. You creep down the stairs, Sheriff in hand, and sneak in on dear old dad as he makes bacon pancakes. You set your weapon on "shotgun" and ...
11:58 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch More On Party Call, The Group Calling Service Orange Is Planting In Facebook
Earlier today I posted a story about how France Telecom-owned Orange today announced a "partnership" with Facebook for a group calling service, Party Call. The plan is for it to go live in France firs...
11:34 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Carats & Cake Launches Wedding Planning Service To Connect Brides With Local Vendors
The wedding startup space continues to heat up, and today another new entry calledCarats & Cakeis launching to connect newlyweds and the newly engaged for wedding planning purposes. The platform a...
11:20 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Crossbar Raises $20M For Memory Storage And Possible Successor To Flash
Crossbar has raised$20.5 million from undisclosed investors for its memory storage technology that could be a possible successor to flash. ...
10:59 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Launches Embeddable Badges To Help You Promote Your Beautiful Profile On The Web
Instagram is definitely not taking its foot off of the gas, even after being acquired successfully by Facebook. Today, the team is introducing a widget to help you spread the word about all of your gr...
10:40 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Reportedly Plans Stripped Down Xbox Set-Top Box To Compete With Apple TV, Roku
Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming console has given the company a good foothold in the living room, but the company apparently isn't content with that and wants to increase traction with a new lower-cost de...
10:40 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Reportedly Plans Stripped-Down Xbox Set-Top Box To Compete With Apple TV, Roku
Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming console has given the company a good foothold in the living room, but the company apparently isn't content with that and wants to increase traction with a new lower-cost de...
10:02 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Mayor Cory Booker Accepts Twitter Challenge To Live Off Of Food Stamps
Part-time superhero, video platform entrepreneur, and Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Cory Booker, has entered into a bet to live off of food stamps. The bet was made entirely over Twitter, after heated ...
10:02 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch U.S. Online Holiday Spending To Jump 17 Percent To $43.4B; Consumers Already Spent $10.1B
comScore is reporting its annual holiday retail e-commerce spending data. Already for the first 18 days of the November December 2012 holiday season, $10.1 billion has been spent online, a 16 percent...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Evernote Outlines Its Roadmap To Fix And Improve Skitch 2.0 For Mac
At first, the marriage between Skitch and Evernote looked like a perfect match, but after Evernote launched the completely redesigned Skitch 2.0 for Mac, the company faced quite a bit of backlash as t...
09:58 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Asks Users If It Can Abolish Their Right To Vote On Future Site Governance Changes
Today Facebook will send its largest email blast to date, informing all 1 billion users that it's proposing to modify the site's governance structure and remove the ability for users to vote on change...
09:53 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Bizodo Launches SignupasaService At AngelHack NYC To Cut Registration Woes Out Of The Design Process
This weekend a company named Bizodo won the AngelHack NYC Fall 2012 Hackathon. But not for Bizodo, a form automation tool that launched in September out of the ER Accelerator. Instead, the company hac...
09:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn Experiencing Extended Outage
LinkedIn has confirmed it's experiencing an outage this morning, first spotted via reports on Twitter, sites like DownRightNow.com and DownForEveryoneOrJustMe.com, and our own tests. The outage seems ...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Skobbler Launches Hybrid OnlineOffline Maps App For Android As Showcase For What Its OpenStreetMaps-Powered Map Engine Can Do
You'd think the last thing mobile users need right now is another digital mapping service -- what with Google, Apple and Nokia all duking it out, alongside other established mapping companies such as ...
08:52 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Reportedly Extending FaceTime Over Cellular To Some Users On Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans
AT&T definitely didn't win any fans with its initial reaction to Apple's decision to open up FaceTime video chat services to cellular networks. Now, though, it seems like the carrier may be making...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch CafePress Moves Into Mobile Through Exclusive Partnership With Magic Moments Print-On-Demand iOS Application
CafePress, the company whose flagship property allows users to design, print, and buy customized merchandise like t-shirts, mugs, hats, stickers and more, is making its first major foray into mobile a...
08:10 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch biNu Raises $4.3M To Bring Apps to Feature Phones, Launches Credits Program
Mobile app platform biNu just announced that it has closed a $4.3 million Series A round of funding.Back in August, the company said it had raised $2 million from Eric Schmidt's Tomorrow Ventures, alo...
08:04 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch The Oatmeal Is Sued Again, This Time By An Obscure Greeting Card Manufacturer
Can Matthew Inman catch a break? This time the cartoonist also known as The Oatmeal is being sued by Oatmeal Studios, a card manufacturer famous for their Spenser's Gifts-style greeting cards includin...
07:46 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch LoveThis Comes Out Of Beta With A Recommendations App Aimed At Non-Geeks
In the world of social recommendations we've seen the appearance of startup like Amen, CircleMe and Stamped, which was bought by Yahoo. However, one does sometimes wonder whether these products are al...
07:35 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Supply Checks Indicate In-Store Availability For iPhone 5 Improving In Time For Holiday Sales
Apple is aggressively ramping up its iPhone 5 supply chain in order to make sure that customers looking for the smartphone can get their hands on it easily and quickly come the holidays, according to ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Thumb, The Social App For Instant Opinions, Adds A Shopping Category
Thumb, the opinion polling mobile app, has been growing swiftly. But long ago, before users were asking about their love lives or how sexy their abs look from this angle, the vision for Thumb was focu...
06:53 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch More American Kids Than Ever Clamor For iPhones And iPads This Holiday Season
Chance are, if you ask a kid in the U.S. what they want to find under the tree (or holiday symbol of your choosing) this year, they'll ask for an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or iPad mini. Those devices o...
06:39 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch SalesGossip Relaunches To Help Save The Fashion High Street
The UK fashion startup, SalesGossip, which offers members exclusive access to fashion sales events and promotions, has relaunched today with a much-polished redesign, following on from the cash inject...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Ad Targeting Service Chango Raises $12M To Fund Expansion, Launches New Programmatic Marketing Platform
The Toronto-based online advertising and marketing company Chango just announced that it has raised $12 million. All of the participants in Chango's last funding round also participated in this one, i...
06:09 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch The Gestures Required To Beat Every Level Of Angry Birds, Visualized In Paper And Ink
When you play Angry Birds, at this point it's likely a completely unconscious, natural gesture; draw back, aim and release. But what if each time you did that, you produced an indelible mark, so that ...
05:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Why Culture Matters: Supercells Calculated Path To The Top Of The App Store
"There was this moment in the industry when people thought that games were a science, not a form of art," said Ilkka Paananen, the CEO of red-hot Finnish gaming startup Supercell."But inevitably, game...
05:18 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Spaceship Campus Faces Delay, Wont Take Off Until 2016
Apple's ambitious new second campus, which looks like a spaceship design straight out of Hollywood, is being delayed according to new info from Bloomberg. The huge circular new headquarters won't be f...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch The Facebook Mobile Plot Thickens: Orange Inks Deal For Social Calling Service Starting Summer 2013
Facebook Phone it may not be (yet), but today we are getting one more glimpse at how Facebook is deepening its ties with carriers, and getting more involved with how we use our phones. Today, multinat...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch The Facebook Mobile Plot Thickens: Orange To Offer Party Call, A Social Calling Service Starting Summer 2013
Facebook Phone it may not be, but today we have one more example of how users will be able to useFacebook on their phones -- and in place of traditional phone services. Today, multinational French car...
04:20 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch China Is Now Angry Birds Biggest Market By Daily Users Says Rovio At Slush
Speaking at the new super-sized Slush conference in Helsinki today (seriously, this thing has gotten a lot bigger), Rovio heads Niklas Hed (co-founder) and 'Mighty Eagle' Peter Vesterbacka, revealed t...
03:23 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch HushHush Jumps On The Daily Deals Bandwagon: Designer Fashion, Interiors, Gardening, Food & Drink
HushHush has launched as a new "design-oriented" daily deals site in the UK, promising big discounts on fashion, interiors, gardening, and food and drink, from well-known brands such as the likes of C...
03:14 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Completes Acquisition Of 3D Street-Level Imaging Specialist Earthmine
Nokia has just announced it's completed the acquisition of earthmine, a 3D street-level imaging specialist. Nokia has previously said it plans to use earthmine's technology to bolster its digital mapp...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Go Go Content: Amazons LoveFilm Adds 2,000 Childrens Shows, Including Inspector Gadget, In New DHX (Cookie Jar) Deal
The war for customers for streaming video is being played out at all age demographics. Today, Amazon's LoveFilm upped the ante on the youth front by announcing a deal with DHX Media (formerly known as...
02:39 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Hulu Plus Lands On Nintendo Wii U, Uses GamePad For Second Screen Viewing
Hulu Plus landed on the Wii at the start of the year and the company has now announced it's arrived on the Wii U -- utilizing the GamePad controller as a second screen so viewers can watch shows on th...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Jollas Sailfish Rises From MeeGos Ashes As Company Signs First Carrier Deal With DNA
Jolla, the startup built by the team behind the smartphone OS that Nokia abandoned in favor of Windows Phone, announced its first big carrier deal today with Finland's DNA. They also gave a first look...
01:11 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Chinas Google, Baidu, Raises $1.5B In Bond Sale To Pay Down Debt And Fund M&A
Baidu, China's search behemoth, has announced that it is raising $1.5 billion in a two-part bond sale to write down debt and build up its warchest: Baidu remains the country's biggest search portal bu...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Conviction in iPad Website Hacking Case
Tuesday afternoon in federal court in Newark, NJ, a jury convicted Andrew Weev Auernheimer for his role in a 2010 exploit that caused an AT&T account maintenance website to leak 114,000 email addr...
10:17 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch With Googles Former Identity Director As CTO And $2M In New Funding, Trulioo Launches Fake Facebook Profile Detector
Identity verification startup Trulioo is launching its first product today Profile Plus, a service that analyzes Facebook profiles and determines whether they're likely to be spoof accounts.The compa...
09:59 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Online Legal Services Company LegalZoom Sues Rival RocketLawyer For Misleading Advertising, Trademark Infringement And More
This is going to get ugly. Online legal services company LegalZoom is suing rival Rocket Lawyer, according to a release issued by the LA-based LegalZoom today. The charges are false and misleading adv...
06:00 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Its Not Just HP And Autonomy, The Enterprise Software Space Is A Giant Stinking Mess
The enterprise software space is a giant stinking mess. And it's going to get even messier if the vendors don't start embracing the new spirit of collaboration and social technologies that represent t...
05:50 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch MakerBot Introduces 3D Photo Booth In Its New York Store, Print Your Face In 3D
Today was the official grand opening of the MakerBot Store in New York. Head over to 298 Mulberry Streetand you can buy MakerBot printers, filament, and pre-made items, such as bracelets, watches and ...
05:42 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch 500px Acquires French iOS Appmaker Pulpfingers To Beef Up European Presence
500px, the Toronto-based startup known for its slick photo sharing site, has already come a long way toward being the darling of the digital photo buff set here in North America. In 2013, the company ...
05:42 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch 500px Acquires French iOS App Studio Pulpfingers To Beef Up European Presence
500px, the Toronto-based startup known for its slick photo sharing site, has already come a long way toward being the darling of the digital photo buff set here in North America. In 2013, the company ...
04:46 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Chris Sacca Brings On His First Partner At Lowercase Capital: CAAs Matt Mazzeo
Earlier this month, angel investor Chris Sacca announced that his firm Lowercase Capital was going to be launching a new Los Angeles-focused fund through, and that he'd hired someone to run it. Now we...
04:46 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Eyeing LA, Chris Sacca Brings On His First Partner At Lowercase Capital: CAAs Matt Mazzeo
Earlier this month, angel investor Chris Sacca announced that his firm Lowercase Capital was going to be launching a new Los Angeles-focused fund through, and that he'd hired someone to run it. Now we...
04:37 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch White House Puts Fate Of Pardoned Turkey Up To Facebook Voters
Direct democracy comes to the White House this Thanksgiving: Facebook users will be able to vote for which of two turkeys the President will pardon. "Turkeys have been carving out a special place in A...
02:52 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch You Asked It! Turns Twitter Into Chatroulette, But Without The Nudity
I use Twitter a lot, as I've been reminded in the past by folks like my boss at TechCrunch. It's cool though, it's kind of my job to keep up with the latest trends and what-have-you. Twitter is a grea...
02:47 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch First Details On Facebooks View Tags Cookie Ad Tracking That Shows Sales From Impressions Not Just Clicks
Facebook is on a quest to quantify the value of its ads, and TechCrunch has attained the first public details on its recently expanded ad tracking program called "View Tags". It lets advertisers drop ...
02:47 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch First Details On Facebooks View Tags Cookie Ad Tracking That Shows Sales From Impressions
Facebook is on a quest to quantify the value of its ads, and TechCrunch has attained the first public details on its recently expanded ad tracking program called "View Tags"that looks beyond clicks. I...
02:33 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce Beats Expectations With $788M Q3 Revenue, Non-GAAP EPS Of 33 Cents
Salesforce.com this afternoon posted its financial results for the third quarter of 2012, and the enterprise cloud computing giant's report bested Wall Street estimates at both the top and bottom line...
02:33 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Salesforce Q3 Beats Expectations: $788M Revenue, 33 Cents Non-GAAP EPS
Salesforce.com this afternoon posted its financial results for the third quarter of 2012, and the enterprise cloud computing giant's report bested Wall Street estimates at both the top and bottom line...
01:33 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Ribbon, A Bit.ly With Payments, Brings Simplified Checkout To Any Platform
A new AngelPad-backed payments startup called Ribbon is launching today with a simple concept: Make digital payments easy no matter the platform. To do so, the company has developed a one-page checkou...
01:31 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify For India Saavn Tries To Get Ahead Of Spotify With The Launch of Saavn English
We've called Saavn the"Spotify for India", and now the company is preparing to compete more directly with Spotify and other Western digital music services, because it's launching Saavn English.Saavn h...
01:11 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare Adds Recently Opened Feature To Its Explore Section For iOS, To Promote New Businesses
It's all the rage these days, promoting new businesses on social services, ask Twitter. Today, Foursquare is getting into the act by adding a new section called "Recently Opened" to its iOS app (no wo...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Shopkick Sees Big Traffic, Engagement Bump After Major Redesign
For most consumer-focused apps, a redesign can be a daunting experience. If users don't love it, a startup must either go back to the drawing board or stick with something, with the bet that users wil...
12:19 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Republicans And The Trouble With Science
Republicans have not had a friendly relationship with science these past few months: crazy theories about rape, attacking climate scientists, and referring to evolution as "lies straight from the pit ...
12:18 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Offers A Total Of $1M In Free Credits To 10,000 New Advertisers For Small Business Saturday
In conjunction with Small Business Saturday (that's November 24 this year), Twitter justannounced a promotion to bring up to 10,000 new small businesses into its advertising program.The company says t...
12:10 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch GrexIts InboxWhiz Keeps You From Obsessively Checking Your Gmail (By Hiding It From You)
GrexIt, the company behind the email collaboration tools for Google Apps users, is out with a new product today designed to address our collective email addiction (or OCD, as the company puts it.) The...
12:01 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Mixpanel Debuts Activity Feeds To Help Zoom In On Individual User Activity, Improve Customer Support
Mixpanel, the analytics company that has made a name for itself changing the way analytics are handled in a world where models designed for web-based products don't necessarily transition to mobile mo...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, November 21, 2012
Techcrunch Aspirational Travel Site Peek Goes UGC, Now Lets Anyone Submit A Perfect Day
Peek has rolled out a section of the site just for Perfect Days that are created by the community for cities all over the world. And it's giving users the tools to create their own curated lists of th...
11:48 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Square Card Readers Now Sold In More Than 250 Retail Stores In Canada, Including Apple And Best Buy
After launching its mobile payments service in Canada a few weeks ago, Square is expanding its presence in the country with new retail partnerships....
11:34 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Local Commerce Startup ShopNear.me Launches Mobile App To Help Users Buy From Nearby Boutiques And Independent Designers
The idea behind ShopNear.me is simple: Rather than going to big box retailers or shopping for goods online, it gives users an easy way to buy from boutiques and independent designers that are sold loc...
11:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Ahead Of ITU Summit, Google Wants You To Help Preserve A Free And Open Internet With New Campaign
Today, Google announced a new initiative to support an open and free Internet called "Take Action." The company has set up a website with materials to help educate you on what your rights are and what...
11:06 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Social Curation Site Storify Gets A Search- And Media-Centric Redesign
Storify is launching a redesigned website that puts search front and center.The site which allows you to create stories out of online content from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram already i...
11:02 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch AwayFind Introduces New Time- And Calendar-Based Alert Features To Compete With Apples VIP Mail Service
AwayFind is a service that notifies you when you get email from loved ones, bosses, and friends and keeps them in a special, separate app where you can reply to them at your leisure. It works best, fo...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins Launches Design Fellows Program To Match Talented Designers With Portfolio Companies
Now more than ever, design has become a key part of product development and user experience. And this focus on design extends to all types of technologies, including both consumer and enterprise compa...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Google Promises To Bring December Back To Android 4.2 Soon
Google says that it will soon bring December back to Android 4.2. Google's latest version of its mobile operating system shipped with a rather embarrassing oversight: December is missing from the date...
10:51 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Watch A Wind-Powered Childs Toy Evolve Into A Low-Cost Minefield Clearing Machine
It costs $1,200 to clear a single landmine. But Afghan designer Massoud Hassani has created a device that costs just $50 and can clear two or three mines in a single trip. In the video above, you can ...
10:49 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Firefox 17 Launches With New Social API, Preview Of Facebook Messenger Integration
Mozilla just launched the latest stable version of Firefox and the highlight of this release is the introduction of Firefox's new Social API with a preview of the first social integration with Faceboo...
10:15 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Hoppit, The Ambience Search Engine For Restaurants, Comes To Android, Updates iPhone App
Hoppit, the ambience search engine for restaurants that launched earlier this year, has launchedits Android app. With this new app, Android users will now also be able to easily find that one hipster-...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: iPhone 5
Apple put out a smartphone this year, which isn't unusual. But this time it changed the screen size, something it hasn't done since the iPhone's original launch. It also changed up the physical design...
10:07 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Walgreens Adds Aviarys Photo-Editing Features To Its Mobile Apps, Lets You Edit And Filter Photos Before Printing To Walgreens
Walgreens is today updating its mobile applications to include the Aviary mobile SDK, which will offer photo-editing capabilities to all Walgreens' mobile app users. In June, Amazon's Jeff Bezos (thro...
09:59 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Skype Updates Its Android App, Now Tablet-Optimized And Upgraded Its SILK Audio Codec
Skype now has 280 million monthly users, and mobile a been amajor part of Skype's growth story in the last few years. Today the company is releasing a new Android app -- its biggest update in over a y...
09:59 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch 100M Downloads Strong, Skype Updates Its Android App, Now Tablet-Optimized And Upgraded To Its SILK Audio Codec
Skype now has 280 million monthly users, and mobile a been amajor part of Skype's growth story in the last few years. Today the company is releasing Skype 3.0 for Android -- its biggest app update for...
09:27 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch PC Maker Lenovo To Take Number One Smartphone Slot In China Next Year: Gartner
Analyst Gartner has just put out a set of predictions for the Chinese market -- and it's expecting a big role for PC and mobile maker Lenovo in the homegrown smartphone space. Noting that Lenovo has "...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Video Q&A Site VYou Adds Twitter Mentions To Let Users Respond To Tweets Via Video
VYou has built a community around question-and-answer type interactions via video, both on the web and through mobile apps. Now users can see and respond to questions on Twitter. The new feature allow...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch eBays Svpply Brings A Daily Catalog Of Personalized Product Recommendations To Your iPhone Via New App, Want
eBay-owned Svpply is debuting a new app today, called Want, which aims to bring a daily catalog of the best products on the site, personalized to your tastes, to the iPhone. You can download the app h...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Highlight Launches Android App And New iOS App With Expanded Profiles, High Fives, And Improved Notifications
Highlight has come out with another update today, bringing new ways to embellish your profile page, new ways to communicate with others, and new ways to consume content on the app. Highlight is also f...
08:25 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Lazy Students Unite: MiniManuscript Wants To Be A Wikipedia For Manuscript Summaries
Launching officially next week, MiniManuscript is applying the Wikipedia model to manuscript summaries. Members can post, read and discuss condensed versions of scientific publications, enabling (lazy...
08:19 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Phorce, A Smart Bag That Charges Your Gadgets And Provides Power Management Via Bluetooth
I like gadgets, and almost out of necessity I also like bags. The Phorce, a new project hitting Kickstarter today, knows that there are many out there like me, and wants to provide a bag-based chargin...
08:02 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Guys, You Can Use Trademark Concerns As A Way To Get A Twitter Parody Account Suspended, And The Times Is On It
The NYT is on it, if by on it you mean the newspaper has successfully managed to get a Twitter account that parodied its news coverage suspended from Twitter by citing copyright concerns. According to...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Pew: U.S. Parents Of Online Teens Worried About Reputational Damage Of Online Activity And What Advertisers Know About Their Kids
U.S. parents are worried about the reputational damage of their teens' online activities, according to a new report by the Pew Internet Project and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Har...
07:31 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch HP Stock Price Drops 12.4 Percent After Unexpected $8.8 Billion Loss
At market opening today, HP took a big hit, with shares (NYSE:HPQ) trading at $11.65, 12.41 percent below yesterday's level. The company announced disappointing earnings before market opening. As anal...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Patents A System-Wide Event-Tracking And Geotagging System For iOS Devices
We've seen a few apps try to manage the ambitious feat of becoming the journal for your entire mobile life, but a new Apple patent suggests the company may be trying to build that kind of functionalit...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Skimlinks Competitor YieldKit Raises $750,000 From Sedo Founder And HackFwd
YieldKit assigns affiliate links to over 20 million product offers on keywords, like product names, advertiser names and general keywords. Not unlike the Skimlinks and VigLink model, it then converts ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Now 75 Million+ Users Strong, Tango Expands Its Content Business With Avatars And Real-Time Filters For Video Calls
Mobile video chat appTangois continuing its content push today, with the release of new freenium-based features to enhance the mobile calling experience: avatars and real-time filters. You may remembe...
06:46 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch The Unlocked Galaxy S III Mini Quietly Goes On Sale At Amazon
The Galaxy S Mini didn't make a splash hitting U.S. shelves, but the teacup version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III has in fact arrived stateside. Right now, we've noticed that Amazon is selling th...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Hands On With Nokias Here Maps For iOS: Good Stop-Gap Until Native Google Maps [Video]
We told you about Nokia Here's iOS launch this morning, something Nokia CEO Stephen Elop promised us last week, but now we've had the chance to actually put it through its paces. Here's a short demo v...
06:06 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch HP Misses, Q4 2012 Revenue Down 7% To $30B, $6.9B Net Loss, $8.8B Write-Down For Autonomy Acquisition
HP’s earnings for Q4 ending on October 31 show a gloomy quarter. Revenue is down 7 percent to $30 billion compared to Q4 2011. But the real problem comes from GAAP net income, with a net loss of...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch SumAll Raises $6M For Cloud Connected Analytics Service, Including $500K For Charity To Better The World Through Data
SumAll has raised $6 million in a Series A for its data connection service that analyzes and visualizes information from Instagram, Google Analytics and a broad range of other services. ...
05:19 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Shrinking Big Data Challenges: Enterprise Storage Startup, Qumulo, Raises $24.5M Series A Led By Highland Capital Partners
Seattle-based enterprise data storage startup Qumulo, which was only founded back in March and has been in a quasi-stealthy state ever since, has raised its voice to announce a $24.5 million Series A ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Here iOS 6 Maps App Alternative Released For iPhone And iPad
Nokia has released Here, its newly rebranded mapping application, for iOS devices. The app is universal, so it works on both iPhone and iPad, and it's free. Users of Nokia's Windows Phone devices may ...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Skype Takes Its Gift Cards International, Now In 44 Countries, As It Continues Retail Rollout
The company is also gearing up to expand its push in physical stores. Physical Gift Cards are available for purchase with retailers in the U.S., UK and Mexico, and a Skype person tells me more countri...
03:45 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Wantster, Canadas Answer To Fancy, Picks Up $4M From Radio Station Owners Evanov Communications
Wantster, a site founded earlier this year in Canada that lets users collect images of things they want from around the web and pin them on a central page -- a kind of CanadianFancy-- has announced a ...
03:26 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch U.K.s First 4G Network Starts Selling Delayed 12-Month SIM-Only Tariffs Online
EE, the U.K.'s first 4G network carrier, has quietly launched SIM-only plans. The tariffs, which allow people who already own a 4G handset to use EE's network without having to sign up to a two-year c...
03:19 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Need Some Vacation Inspiration? Minube Brings Its Social Travel Wares To The UK, U.S.
Social travel startup, Minube, has expanded to the UK and U.S. via newly launched English-language versions of its site and iOS app. The company wants to be the jumping off point for would-be travelle...
03:09 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Genome Ranks The Worlds Top Startup Ecosystems: Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv & L.A. Lead The Way
Today, the Startup Genome released the first half of its massive 160-page report on the world's top startup ecosystems. Of the many moving parts of the report, the most noteworthy (and potentially con...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Video Management Startup Kaltura Raises Another $25 Million To Expand Into Asia
Video management startup Kaltura is growing fast, but it’s looking to expand even more, and has raised even more money to do so. The company has closed a $25 million Series D round of funding, w...
02:52 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Offers Amazon Pages For Brands To Customize With Their Own URLs, And Amazon Posts For Social Media Marketing
Just in time for the holiday shopping blitz, it looks like Amazon is opening a new chapter in its role as an online marketplace for third-parties to sell their goods. The company is quietly pushing a ...
02:50 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Rebuts Report Its Paying Apple $6-$8 Per Handset Under 10-Year Licensing Deal: It Is A Outrageous Number, Says Chou
Earlier this month Apple and HTC agreed to settle their legal differences by agreeing to a 10-year licensing deal. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but following the settlement, Sterne Agee analys...
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Japanese Midcore Developer Gumi Eyes an IPO
When Erick Schonfeld checked in with Gumi a year ago, they had about 120 employees and were on track to do $50 million in revenue. Now they're at more than 500 employees. While they're not disclosing ...
12:56 pm GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Sean Parker, Ari Emanuel And Oliver Lucketts theAudience Raises $20M To Help Celebs Navigate Social Media
Back in July, we caught wind of a stealthy startup called theAudience, which purported to be on a mission to help busy celebrities navigate the world of social media. Fittingly, the startup was a pro...
10:52 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Medium Hires Former ICM Literary Agent, Kate Lee, As Its Director Of Content
We told you a bit about Ev Williams and his vision for the future of publishing with his new company, Medium, the other day. I mentioned in that piece that the company was hiring a variety of interest...
10:43 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Presentz and Mozillas Popcorn: 2 Platforms For Creating Video Slide Shows From Vimeo, YouTube, SlideShare And More
The era of connected data services continues to unfold with the advent of emerging platforms such as Presentz, an open-source slide show offering for people to mashup videos, images and other media fr...
09:08 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Review: Amazon Is Gunning For Every Other Tablet Out There With The New Kindle Fire 8.9-Inch
Amazon and Barnes & Noble have always been good at building portable reading devices. But what happens when video and apps try to elbow their way into the pure reading experience? Well, you get de...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Radical.FM Wants To Go After Spotify With An Ad-Free, Listener-Supported Streamed Music Service
Another startup is wading into the crowded waters of music streaming today: Radical.FM, a web-based service that combines on-demand streaming and curated radio stations with a platform for artists to ...
07:32 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Hero-U: There Are Less Than 24 Hours Left To Support Quest For Glorys Creators On Kickstarter
As I write this, there are less than 18 hours remaining in what may be my favoriteKickstarter campaign thus far.Now, to share my excitement, you probably need an adolescence that was very similar to m...
06:36 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch The Dottling Gyrowinder Watch Winder Is Exercise In Technical Excess
Watch winders, like other special accoutrements of the rarified man (or woman), are ostentatious and useful. This one, made by Dottling and called the Gyrowinder, is just ostentatious....
06:36 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch The $14,000 Dottling Gyrowinder Watch Winder Is Exercise In Technical Excess
Watch winders, like other special accoutrements of the rarified man (or woman), are ostentatious and useful. This one, made by Dottling and called the Gyrowinder, is just ostentatious....
05:23 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch The Ugly Numbers Behind The Viggle-GetGlue Merger
As you look through Viggle's actual financials there are many troubling signs. Let's start with the merger itself, which is contingent on Viggle raising an additional $60 million in funding. The compa...
04:57 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Ditches Casual Friday, Lets Employees Do #FridayForGood Community Service
Clearly, I'm interested in how companies interact with their surroundings, as I feel like it's an important part of pushing our industry forward. Nobody likes to think about five developers locked in ...
04:52 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Sources: Apple Paid $7 Million For Color Labs
In a lawsuit filed today by a former founding employee of Color Labs, one moment of clarity emerged amidst some seriously salacious allegations: Color's approximately 20 person technology team and som...
04:07 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch WatchESPN Finally Comes To Xbox
Today, ESPN announced that it is bringing live programming from its major properties -- ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Goal Line -- to the Xbox with the official launch of WatchESPN. WatchESPN has...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Hunch, SiteAdvisor Founder And Angel Investor Chris Dixon Leaves eBay To Join Andreessen Horowitz As General Partner
Hunch and SiteAdvisor founder, and prolific angel investor Chris Dixon is leaving his current position at eBay to join Silicon Valley VC firm Andreessen Horowitz as a general partner. Dixon will becom...
03:55 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Internal Videos Show Microsoft Released Its Kin Phones Knowing They Sucked
Microsofts mobile track record has more good points than bad Windows Mobile helped push the limits of what a phone could do, and Windows Phone is a refreshing competitor in a market currently dominat...
03:49 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Seed Stage VC Firm OReilly AlphaTech Ventures Raises $85M New Fund
Venture firm O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures has announced its third fund, raising $85 million (you can see the SEC filing here). The firm, which makes seed stage investments, says that OATV Fund III is t...
03:15 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Starts Letting iOS Users Auto-Upload All Their Snapshots With Photo Sync
It's not just for Android anymore. Either through API savvy or its iOS bake-in deal with Apple, Facebook figured out how to enable background auto-uploads and is now testing Photo Sync with a few iOS ...
02:59 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Shares Close Up 7.21% After Recent Fall-Off
Apple's share price rose considerably today, climbing 7.21 percent during today's trading to a closing total of 565.73. The climb comes after the company's stock hit a six-month low last week, hitting...
01:53 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Color Labs And Bill Nguyen Sued By Ex-Employee Alleging Retaliation, Emotional Distress
Today, Adam Witherspoon (pictured left in his LinkedIn profile photo), a founding employee of Color Labs who was laid off during the photo and video sharing startup's recent wind-down period, is filin...
01:22 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch An iPad Lovers Take On The Surface With Windows RT
When I saw the initial wave of Surface reviews hit, I started pinging some folks to see if I could get my hands on one to review as well. I wanted to try out Microsofts new device because I like testi...
01:22 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Are Humans Or Robots More Moral Soldiers?
"Giving machines the power to decide who lives and dies on the battlefield would take technology too far," said Steve Goose, arms division director of Human Rights Watch, which just released on ominou...
01:01 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Too Legit To Gangnam Style: How The Amazing HammerPSY Duo Was Born At Google Zeitgeist
The question isn’t really whether you’ll watch the amazing Gangnam Style video with MC Hammer from the American Music Awards last night. It’s how many times you’ll hit “r...
01:01 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch 2 Legit 2 Gangnam Style: How The Amazing HammerPSY Duo Was Born At Google Zeitgeist
The question isn't really whether you'll watch the amazing Gangnam Style video with MC Hammer from the American Music Awards last night. It's how many times you'll hit "replay." I've now watched it ha...
12:59 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Revstream Adds Cloud For Managing The Booming World Of Subscription Services
Revstreamhas a new offering for SaaS providers and subscription-based companies that takes into account the dynamics of managing cloud services as compared to traditional software billing.The new serv...
12:29 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: HyperJuice 2 External Battery For Mac, iPad And Mobile Devices
Do you like power? It's very useful for using all those electronic devices we have. But often, those devices have less power than we'd like them to, especially when we're traveling or fighting for soc...
12:22 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Myspace Lost $43M In 2012. Heres Why Launching A Profit-Thin Music Service Could Nail The Coffin Shut
Unless Specific Media hits a home run with the new streaming music service it's raising $50 million to pivot Myspace into, its bargain basement buy of the social network for just $35 million in 2011 c...
12:16 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch HireRabbit Debuts Its Facebook-Based Social Recruiting Platform
HireRabbit, a company offering tools for Facebook-based recruiting, is exiting private beta today with the launch of its software-as-a-service platform for building a customized job sites on Facebook ...
12:12 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Oprah Tweets Her Love For Microsoft Surface Using An iPad
Oprah hasn't been shy about her love for the MS Surface. In early November, she claimed that it was one of her favorite things. This morning, she tweeted that she has bought 12 for Christmas gifts. Sh...
12:10 am GMT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Techcrunch Firefox For Android Now Supports Phones With ARMv6 Processors, Adding Millions Of Potential New Users
Mozilla has long offered Firefox for Android as an alternative browser option for users with phones running Android 2.2 and higher. Until now, however, you needed a device with an ARMv7 processor to u...
11:36 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Denies That Its In Talks For A New Search Partnership With Yahoo (Or Anyone Else)
After lots of speculation and argument yesterday about whether Facebook is discussing a search partnership with Yahoo, Facebook just sent me a brief statement denying that such talks are actually taki...
11:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Kontrol.tv Launches To Help Developers Build Multiplatform, Multiscreen Mobile And TV Apps
Kontrol.tv is the next product from MOVL, a startup that has been working on dual-screen mobile and TV applications over the last few years. It's been building an ecosystem of device partnerships over...
11:18 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Has A New On-Campus Swag Shop Called Store (No The)
An interesting thing has happened over the years in places like New York City and San Francisco, when you walk down the street, it's difficult to find someone not wearing a t-shirt that sports a techn...
11:04 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: DIY Marble Machine Kit
Keeping with my theme of DIY projects as gifts, I present to you this little treat, a laser-cut marble machine that comes to us via merry old England. While the mechanism is cool - you turn a little c...
11:01 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Your Match: Microsoft Launches Follow-Up To Smoked By Windows Phone Challenge
Microsoft really seems to enjoy giving users of competing products a few challenges to convince them to switch to its own tools: not only does the company want you to Bing It On, but Microsoft now als...
10:53 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch This BlackBerry 10 Handset Leak Looks Awfully Staged
If you were wondering what the opposite of Apple secrecy is, look no further than RIM. In what was clearly a staged PR stunt disguised as a leak, CEO Thorsten Heins and Vice President Andrew Bocking w...
10:33 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Gmail Now Supports Cherokee, Its First Native American Tribal Language
Google just announced that it has added Cherokee as Gmail's 57th supported language. While Google has continuously expanded its language support for Gmail and its other services, this marks the first ...
10:24 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Launches A Lightly Tweaked, LTE-Capable Galaxy Note 10.1 In Its Native Korea
Flawed though it may have been, I was a quite a fan of Samsungs S Pen-friendly Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet even with flashy new devices like the Note 2 on the market, I still think the whole concept just...
10:20 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Study Shows How To Build Gamer Loyalty Through Guilds And Customization
In a study that could have ramifications on how we think of both online worlds including MMORPGs and online titles like FarmVille, researchers at UB School of Management have found that users return t...
10:01 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch ZestFinance Debuts New Data Underwriting Model To Ensure Lower Consumer Loan Default Rates
ZestFinance, a company founded by former Google CIO and VP of engineering Douglas Merrill to legitimize the payday loan industry using machine learning and large-scale big data analysis, is debuting a...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Exec Updates Its iPhone App For Ordering On-Demand Assistants, Adding Receipts, Multiple Jobs, New Sounds And Animations
Justin Kans startup Exec has been busy over the last few months, adding a new housecleaning service to its on-demand task management service. Its also been busy adding features to its mobile app. The ...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Modria Launches A Fairness Engine For Online Dispute Resolution
Earlier this morning, we got an email from a lady whose account was mistakenly charged a few times too many by an online pet food store. Even today, resolving those kinds of disputes is still hard. Mo...
09:54 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Viggles Deal To Buy GetGlue Hinges On $60M Of Financing From 2 Strategic Investors, Expected To Close In Next 30 Days
A little detail in the 8-K form filed today by TV loyalty service Viggle, announcing its acquisition of social TV service GetGlue for $25 million (embedded below), notes that the deal hinges on Viggle...
09:50 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Appsfire 4.0 Combines Discovery And Deals Into A Fast New Recommendation Service For Apps
App discovery service Appsfirereceived a major makeover today, debuting a new app which now combines app discovery and recommendation with deals. Previously, the company operated two separate apps for...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Line, The Messaging App That Reaches About One-Third of Japans Mobile Phone Users
It would be easy to assume that giants like Apple, Facebook and the carriers will control smartphone messaging. But the reality is that the global messaging market remains fragmented with several inde...
09:34 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Garage Comparison Engine Autobutler Secures Seed Capital From Dawn Capital
autobutler, a startup which enambes users to compare prices and services across car garages, has secured seed capital from London-based investment fund Dawn Capital. Joining them is serial entrepreneu...
09:13 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Google Strikes Licensing Deal With European Music Publishers, Gains Access To 5.5M Tracks Across 35 Countries
Google has reached a new arrangement with European music publishing entities which will give it access to 5.5 million tracks spanning 35 countries, including artists like Lady Gaga and Rihanna. The ar...
09:01 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Backed By $1.1 Million In Funding, Mobee Launches A Mobile Mystery Shopping App Which Rewards Customers For Reviewing Businesses
Mobee, a new Boston-based "mystery shopper" service, is launching out of private beta this week, backed by $1.1 million in seed funding. The round, now officially closed, includes investment from Laun...
08:50 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Mobli May Be the Promised Lands Most Promising Startup
In the past months I keep hearing the same two themes about Mobli. The first, that the company has been head-hunting product and technologists rather aggressively across the local industry here in Isr...
08:36 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Viggle Acquires GetGlue For $25M Plus Stock Options To Expand Social TV Presence
GetGlue, social TV app maker with 3 million+ users under its belt, has just entered into an agreement to be acquired by Viggle, a TV loyalty service. The cash and stock deal states that Viggle wi...
08:36 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Viggle Acquires GetGlue For $25M Plus 48.3M In Shares To Expand Social TV Presence
GetGlue, social TV app maker with 3 million+ users under its belt, has just entered into an agreement to be acquired by Viggle, a TV loyalty service. The cash and stock deal states that Viggle wi...
08:26 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Emirates Adopts HPs ElitePad 900 Windows 8 Tablets To Improve Its In-Flight Service
The world's tech pundits have already written quite a bit about how Windows 8 will likely see very little adoption by business users, but Emirates, the fast-growing Dubai-based airline, just announced...
08:17 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Elon Musk: With Jobs Gone, Google Will Win Mobile (And Look Out For The Hyperloop)
World-renowned entrepreneur Elon Musk held a roundtable session at the Foreign and Comonwealth Office last Thursday in London. It was the kind of event the UK government has seen much more of lately....
08:14 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Confirms Its Ended $7.99 Monthly Prime Trial Weeks After Kicking Off Testing
Earlier this month Amazon quietly kicked off a monthly billing option for its Amazon Prime service, which offers free two-day shipping on purchases, plus access to other Amazon services such as Kindle...
08:05 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Wii U Gray Market Is Frothy And Heating Up As Scalpers Sell Online
While Gamestop is reporting record Wii U preorders and sales, it looks like the Wii gray market is in full effect, driving prices of the console into the thousands as unyielding children barrack their...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Urbanspoon Partners With Livebookings And Dimmi On International Expansion; Also Launches In Ireland
Restaurant app maker and reservation management system providerUrbanspoonis today expanding its international footprint through new partnerships with online reservation servicesDimmiandLivebookings. T...
07:42 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch ORA Ultimate Sound: For The iPad Owner Who Cant Live Without 8 Speakers Built Into Their Case
We've seen designers and casemakers attempt to bring better sound quality to the iPad the Zooka wireless speaker bar comes to mind, as does the Sound Cover case. But we have yet to hear about a compa...
07:20 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Intel Announces CEO Paul Otellini Will Retire In May, Mobile Weakness Could Be A Factor
Intel today announced that CEO Paul Otellini will retire in May. In a press release, the company said that Otellini will take his leave at the company's annual stockholder meeting in May, with the sta...
07:09 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Adfonic: Apple Now Has 37% Of All Mobile Ad Impressions; Samsung In Second In Largely Fragmented Market
In mobile device rankings, Samsung continues to pull ahead of the rest of the field as the leading mobile handset maker, and the leading smartphone maker specifically. But when it comes to mobile adve...
07:04 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch iPhone Connected Home Smart Dock Lumawake Regroups After Kickstarter Rejection, Begins Pre-Orders Today
Lumawake, an innovative iPhone dock designed to work with both 30-pin and lightning dock connectors, today kicks off its own pre-orders in a self-run crowdfunding attempt to bring its product to marke...
06:48 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Long Time Holdout ACDC Finally Shoots To Thrill On The iTunes Store
AC/DC's catalog is now available on the iTunes Store. The band had been one of the last remaining major holdouts, outlasting the Beatles, Bob Seger, Kid Rock, Metallica, The Smiths and more. iTunes no...
06:21 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Apples OS X 10.9 Reportedly Bringing Siri, Maps Integration To The Mac
A new report from 9t05Mac this morning claims that Apple will be delivering a couple of very interesting features to the desktop, in a move that continues its trend of making its traditional computers...
06:08 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Acquisition Target AuthenTec Sells Off Embedded Security Systems Division To Inside Secure
Back in July, Reuters reported that Apple was looking to acquire mobile security solutions company AuthenTec for around $356 million. Part of the company's business involved providing embedded mobile ...
06:08 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Acquisition Target AuthenTec Sells Off Embedded Security Division To Inside Secure For $48M
Back in July, Reuters reported that Apple was looking to acquire mobile security solutions company AuthenTec for around $356 million. Part of the company's business involved providing embedded mobile ...
05:46 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Big Data Consolidation: WANdisco Buys AltoStor To Beef Up Its Apache Hadoop Cred
A little consolidation in the world of big data and Apache Hadoop development: WANdisco, a UK/U.S.-based provider of collaboration software that focuses on the open-source Apache Subversion revision c...
05:46 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Big Data Consolidation: WANdisco Buys AltoStor For $5.1M To Beef Up Its Apache Hadoop Cred
A little consolidation in the world of big data and Apache Hadoop development: WANdisco, a UK/U.S.-based provider of collaboration software that focuses on the open-source Apache Subversion revision c...
05:26 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch SeedCamp Alumni SocialBro Scores 500K For Its Twitter Community Analytics And Management Tool
SeedCamp alumni, SocialBro, which offers a web app for the management and analysis of Twitter communities, has scored 500k (approx. $638k) from a syndicate of angel investors from the UK and Spain. Th...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Social Analytics Heats Up: Socialbakers Raises $6M From Index And Earlybird To Expand Its Big Brand-Focused Monitoring Service
Social analytics firm Socialbakers--the social media monitoring startup that counts Fortune 500 companies like McDonald's, Nestle, LVMH and Vodafone as clients -- has raised $6 million to continue bui...
04:56 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch iPad To Dominate Tablet Downloads For Next Five Years, Owning 56% In 2017: Analyst
Despite Apple's lead in the tablet market taking its first serious dent in Q3, the iPad's dominance of the tablet market will continue for the next five years, according to Strategy Analytics. The lau...
04:56 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch iPad To Dominate Tablet Downloads For Next 5 Years, Owning 56% In 2017: Analyst
Despite Apple's lead in the tablet market taking its first serious dent in Q3, the iPad's dominance of the tablet market will continue for the next five years, according to Strategy Analytics. The lau...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Opera Mobile Moves Into Music, With Unlimited Music Soft Launching In Russia First
Opera Mobile has built its reputation on its internet browser for mobile devices, but it has gradually expanded that remit to cover other services like apps -- and now, music. The company has soft-lau...
03:12 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Windows Phone 8 Users Reporting Random Reboots, Freezing; Nokia, HTC Handsets Affected
Some Windows Phone 8 users are reporting problems with random reboots and freezes. It is unclear exactly what is triggering the problems -- and whether they are related or down to specific issues with...
02:31 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Turns On Carrier Billing Mobile Payments In France With Orange France And Bango
Another step in Facebook's plans to make more money out of its mobile business: the company is now accepting mobile payments in France, covering services like virtual gifts and game credits for its HT...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch TextMaster Raises 1.64M To Bring The Crowd To Translation, Copywriting & Proofreading
A year on from launch, TextMaster, the crowdsourced platform for content translation, copywriting, and proofreading, has raised its first funding round: 1.64 million from the French VC fund, Alven Cap...
01:38 pm GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Freelancer.com Buys Another IT Job Site, vWorker (aka RentACoder.com), For A Price In The Millions
Freelancer.com, the job outsourcing and freelance IT worker marketplace, has made another acquisition: it has bought vWorker, a job site for freelance coders and other tech professionals. Terms of the...
10:26 am GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch M:Metrics Co-Founder Will Hodgman Joins KISSmetrics As CEO
Analytics company KISSmetricshas hired a new CEO Will Hodgman (pictured), who co-founded mobile analytics data startup M:Metrics.Hodgman and Hiten Shah, the company's co-founder and previous CEO, met...
10:09 am GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Livestar 2.0: Reviews Done Right (Also, Get A $30 Amazon Gift Card)
Livestar first launched at TechCrunch Disrupt a few months ago. It's a mobile app that lets you see (and write) reviews for the things you generally want reviews for - restaurants, movies, music and o...
05:44 am GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Fitbit One Review: Slightly Flawed, But Still A Great Way To Quantify Yourself
The original Fitbit first saw the light of day over four years ago, and boy how things have changed since then. Now it seems like everyone from old incumbents to ambitious upstarts have offered their ...
04:36 am GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Cisco Acquires Enterprise Wi-Fi Startup Meraki For $1.2 Billion In Cash
Networking tech giant Cisco has just agreed to acquire cloud infrastructure startup Meraki, and my industry sources confirm the purchase price was $1.2 billion, all in cash. I've also gotten ahold of ...
04:05 am GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch A Platform For Developers To Create Complex Gestures For Ultrabook Apps
Ideum has built a platform for developers to create complex gestures for apps that run on displays as big as 100-inch table top displays or the small screens ofUltrabooks running Windows 8....
04:05 am GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Ideums GestureWorks Platform Will Let Developers Create Complex Gestures For Ultrabook Apps
Ideum has built a platform for developers to create complex gestures for apps that can run on 100-inch table top displays or the small screens ofUltrabooks running Windows 8. Ideum's GestureWorks plat...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Tell Mediafed That RSS Is Dead
It's not clear what Google's plans are for FeedBurner, its feed management and syndication platform. By the looks of it, FeedBurner has become a neglected platform, and I wouldn't be terribly surprise...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Degreed Wants To Jailbreak The College Degree
There's a lot of buzz about how new education platforms are making it easy to acquire the kind of skills that, traditionally, have been reserved for the hallowed halls of higher education. These servi...
01:45 am GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Could Slow Down A Tiny Bit As It Starts Switching All Users To Secure HTTPS Connections
When you're dealing with 1 billion people's personal info, security is critical. But Facebook didn't want to sacrifice speed. That's why it spent the last two years making infrastructure improvements ...
01:20 am GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook And Yahoo Discussing Search Partnership, Report Says
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg are discussing a potential partnership, according to a report in The Sunday Telegraph.The story is based on anonymous sources, who seem primari...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch CrunchWeek, Volume 1: Looking Back At The Week In Tech [TCTV]
Didn't get quite enough chatter about tech this past week? Then you've come to the right post! This is our first episode in a new weekly TechCrunch TV show called CrunchWeek. The premise here is simp...
12:30 am GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Vers 1Q, A Wonderful 2-inch Bluetooth Speaker
I'm in love. The Vers 1Q is a smallish, cube speaker. It costs $119 and its simplicity is the biggest draw. With a single speaker and easy connectivity, this little speaker easily fits into anyone's l...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Techcrunch VeriFone Battles Back Against Square, PayPal With New Technology Partnerships And More
VeriFone is no small player in the payments worldthe company, which is worth over $3 billion, is actually the largest provider of in-store credit card processing payments terminals in the U.S. But fac...
11:15 pm GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch Corruption Or Carelessness? GOP Deletes Their Own Progressive Patent Reform Report
A remarkably bold policy report calling for radical changes to the patent system has been deleted from a Republican Congressional website, just 24 hours after it was released.In its place, Director of...
11:15 pm GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch Corruption Or Carelessness? GOP Deletes Its Own Progressive Patent Reform Report
A remarkably bold policy report calling for radical changes to the patent system has been deleted from a Republican Congressional website, just 24 hours after it was released. In its place, the direct...
11:15 pm GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch Corruption Or Carelessness? GOP Deletes Its Own Progressive Copyright Reform Report
A remarkably bold policy report calling for radical changes to the patent system has been deleted from a Republican Congressional website, just 24 hours after it was released. In its place, the direct...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch The Unbundling Power of Mobile
The act of bundling and the unleashed energy created by unbundling are both powerful forces. As consumers, weve all been subject to the bundling powers held by companies with unfair regulatory advanta...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch Iterations: The Unbundling Power Of Mobile
The act of bundling and the unleashed energy created by unbundling are both powerful forces. As consumers, weve all been subject to the bundling powers held by companies with unfair regulatory advanta...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch Human After All: Why Nate Silvers Math Revolution Wont Kill The Pundits
Editor's note:Matt Baker is an engineer atWealthfront, a software-based financial advisor that is democratizing access to high quality financial advice.In elections and finance, mathematical models ta...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch iPad Hacking Case Underway, Ruling Could Address Ancient Computer Abuse Law
Editors note:Ansel Halliburtonis a lawyer atComputerLaw Group. In the summer of 2010, a group called Goatse Security discovered a security hole in an AT&T website catering to users of the recently...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch GoatSec iPad Hacking Case Underway, Ruling Could Address Ancient Computer Law
Editors note:Ansel Halliburtonis a lawyer atComputerLaw Group. In the summer of 2010, a group called Goatse Security discovered a security hole in an AT&T website catering to users of the recently...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: The Ad Blocker And The Beat Rocker Hit Kickstarter
Editors note:Ross Rubinis principal analyst at Reticle Research and writer for Engadget. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals.Designers of i...
06:58 pm GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch Red Bull Lands On Flipboard To Give The Social Magazine Another Revenue Stream
Flipboard has added one more content source to its social reading app, and in the process has openedup another revenue stream for the company as a marketing and advertising vehicle.The Red Bulletin, a...
06:58 pm GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch Red Bull Lands As A New Feed On Flipboard. Will It Give The Social Magazine Another Revenue Stream?
Flipboard has added one more content source to its social reading app, and in the process has openedup another revenue stream for the company as a marketing and advertising vehicle.The Red Bulletin, a...
06:58 pm GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch Red Bull Lands As A News Feed On Flipboard. Will It Give The Social Magazine Another Revenue Stream?
Flipboard has added one more content source to its social reading app, and in the process has openedup another revenue stream for the company as a marketing and advertising vehicle.The Red Bulletin, a...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch Flashbulb Memery
There is a kind of memory called a "flashbulb memory," which is particularly vivid, and forms when something surprising or particularly affecting occurs: JFK, a car accident, or 9/11.What we call meme...
10:01 am GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch Long November: Google Left December Out Of Its Date Picker In Android Jelly Bean OS 4.2
There are bugs, and there are pretty embarrassing and ridiculous mess-ups. This one was is a screwup straight from Mountain View, and it's a very real problem. If you're trying to add your friend's bi...
10:01 am GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch Putting Away Childish Things: The Wii U Redefines Nintendo
Six years ago, almost to the day, I remember sitting on the couch with my then one-year-old son playing Elebits on the recently launched Wii. I thought he'd understand the simple point and shoot game....
10:00 am GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch The Founder Quotient: How To Measure Founder Strength
Editors note:Saar Guris a general partner atCharles River Ventures. Follow him on [email protected] Charles River Ventures, we seek to support founders who can build foundational companies in their ...
07:18 am GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch Review: Xetum Tyndall PVD Automatic Watch
As a wristwatch brand, San Francisco-based Xetum has been making a bit of a name for itself by delivering high-quality Swiss movements in contemporary cases designed in California. Recently, the comp...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch Everything Youll Ever Need To Know About Gamification
Editors note:Tadhg Kellyis a game designer with 20 years experience.There are plenty of people in and around games who make their living largely through behaving like wizards. Nowhere is this more tru...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch Were Getting Very Close To The Perfect MacBook
For the past six months, Ive heard the same thing over and over again: "The MacBook Pro with the retina screen looks amazing. I want that screen on a MacBook Air. That would be the perfect computer." ...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise Android Adoption: A CIOs Big Dream Or Worst Nightmare?
Editor's note: Neil Florio is responsible for global marketing strategies and demand generation programs for Fiberlinks MaaS360 product.It seems we are living in an Android-dominated world, as the lea...
03:10 am GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Jabra Solemate
I use the Solemate. That's the highest recommendation that I can give a product. I use the Solemate around my house. The sound easily fills rooms. I travel with the Solemate to compensate for hotel's ...
02:20 am GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch Teenage Gamers Better At Simulated Surgery Than Medical Residents
Forget AP Biology and Latin class: get those pre-meds hooked on Call of Duty. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston found that teenage video gamers were better at simulated surgery than ...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch How Mobile Can You Go? A Mobile Take On Q3 Tech Earnings
Editor's note: Jay Jamison is a Partner atBlueRun Venturesand is based in Menlo Park.Wall Street is basically demanding big public tech companies to answer the question, How mobile can you go? And bas...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Techcrunch Why MoviePass Is Bringing Subscription Moviegoing To Theaters
MoviePass hopes to do for the theatergoers what Netflix did for DVD renters and streaming movies, which is to let them pay one monthly fee and enjoy as many movies as they want during that time. Movie...
11:03 pm GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Heres How Spotify Scales Up And Stays Agile: It Runs Squads Like Lean Startups
What's the secret to staying fresh, lean and mean when you're a hot tech company on a fast growth trajectory? A fascinating document brought to our attention today today by Andrew Mager, hacker advoca...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Sinofsky Falls
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor served up the Sinofsky firing as the main course of a dissection of the Microsoft playbook or lack of it. Wh...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch How Institutional Limited Partners Can Avoid Limited Returns
Editor's note: John Frankelisfounder and partner offf Venture Capital and has been an early-stage venture investor since 1999. Follow him on Twitter.Having spoken with many limited partners, it is cle...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Ugly Men Dont Get Clicked On
Editors note: James Altucheris an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written ten books.Every week for three years, I interviewed four pr...
08:30 pm GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: The Cygnett Icon iPhone 5 Case
When I first wrote about the Cygnett Icon case for iPhone 4/4S, I called it the perfect case. It wasn't rugged like the LifeProof case, and it didn't come with any extra tricks like a fish-eye camera ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Something Someday Will Kill Facebook, But Were Not There Yet
Two years ago I wrote a post entitled "Can Anything Stop The Facebook Juggernaut?" in which I marvelled at the fact that Facebook was then worth a whopping $35 billion, according to Second Market. Tod...
05:31 pm GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Airbnb Lights Up Neighbourhoods, Quartiers And Vecindarios In Europe
Airbnb took a while to roll out its international businesses -- for example, officially launching Airbnb.co.uk only in February 2012,despite being around since 2008. But in a sign of how Airbnb is foc...
04:31 pm GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Overblown Hype About Facebook Ads Versus TV Does Social Media No Favors
Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Mat Morrison, Social Media Strategy Director with Starcom MediaVest Group. You can follow him on Twitter at @mediaczar or his blog.Generally the social media mar...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Inside Microsofts Cauldron Of Ideas: From Kinect, Bing And Killing The Blue Screen Of Death, To Code That Can Learn, Pixels You Can Hold And Drugs Compiled From DNA
Far from being chained to the product pipeline, Microsoft's research labs operate more like university research departments -- with a remit to be the "farseeing eyes" of the company, says Andrew Blake...
01:42 pm GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Does A Lot Of Different Things For Different People, Deal With It
Today, Dalton Caldwell, founder of things that have pivoted called out Twitter in a blog post for well...pivoting. His post received many "kudos" on blogging software Svbtle, which amounts to those fa...
12:41 pm GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Twtrland: A Social Analytics Tool And Simple Way To Discover New People In The Twitterverse
Twitter does a lot of things well, but it hasn't really nailed context yet -- or search. After you first join the service, it takes a significant amount of following and unfollowing before you settle ...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch The Most Important Offseason Acquisition For The San Francisco Giants Could Be Hadoop
Editor's note:Barry Eggersis a managing director at Lightspeed Venture Partners where he focuses on information technology infrastructure, with a specific interest in cloud computing, big data, storag...
06:34 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Ruckus Wireless Closes IPO Day At $12.25 Per Share, 18% Below IPO Price
Wi-Fi equipment maker Ruckus Wireless held an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange this morning at a share price of $15. It raised $126 million. While it was a nice move for the comp...
06:19 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Diaper Deals: Huggies Maker Says SocialTwist Campaign Saw Highest Digital Engagement Rates Ever
Personal care company Kimberly-Clark is ready to share some of the results it's seeing from a campaign for its Huggies diapers that it ran with social marketing company SocialTwist. According to Dan K...
06:15 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Spheros New Augmented Reality App Allows You To Walk A Beaver Around Your House
Meet Sharky the Beaver, Sphero‘s first augmented reality character for their little robotic spheres. Over the past few months, Orbotix has been developing many new ways to use the toy. With this...
05:45 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch From Sand Hill Road To The City: Inside Kleiner Perkins New San Francisco Outpost [TCTV]
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers this week officially opened the doors to a brand new office in the heart of San Francisco. It's interesting news from the now 40-year-old venture capital firm, bec...
05:29 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch 42Floors Raises $5M From Dave McClure, Alexis Ohanian, Others, Expands Office Search Site To New York
Ask any founders or CEO how they feel about the process of searching for office space for their companies, and the majority of them will shake their heads. Some may even lash out. There is a prevailin...
05:01 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch SEC Watch: Video Conferencing Startup Vidyo Raises Another $10
Youd think, after raising nearly $100 million over the course of the last seven years, that video conferencing specialist Vidyo would be all set for cash. But apparently not, as the company has raised...
04:29 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The 6 New Startups Fresh Out Of JOLT, The Toronto Tech Incubator
A group of us TechCrunchers bundled up and headed to the Great White North last week to kick off our three-city Northern Meetup tour with a stop in Toronto. While we were in town, we visited the MaRS ...
04:29 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The 6 New Startups Launched Out Of JOLT, The Toronto Tech Incubator
A group of us TechCrunchers bundled up and headed to the Great White North last week to kick off our three-city Northern Meetup tour with a stop in Toronto. While we were in town, we visited the MaRS ...
03:48 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook And Games: Can The Social Network Turn All Of Us Into Gamers, Or Are We Already?
Yesterday, I sat down with the folks who bring games to life on Facebook. Love 'em or hate 'em, there are a lot of people who like to hang out on the social network and play turn-based games. Sure, it...
02:50 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch NuOrder Raises $3M From CAA, Rachel Zoe, GRP To Bring The Wholesale Fashion Business Online
NuORDER, a new LA-based startup that aims to bring the wholesale fashion business online, has raised $3 million led by GRP, with Greycroft, Aileen Lee, David Tisch, Creative Artists Agency, Brian Spal...
02:16 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch The Kive Company Raises $500K To Help Parents Save Their Kids Art
The Kive Company, the startup behind the mobile art app ArtKive, says it has raised $500,000 in seed funding.The ArtKive iPhone app allows you to take photos of your kids' art, then tag it with their ...
02:15 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 11.16.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm Pacific today....
02:05 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Glocal, Local Video News Aggregator, Launches Out Of Beta With A Bang
The revolution has already begun. Television video content, notably news and live TV, are no longer relegated exclusively to the TV screen, and a new startup called Glocal is doing its part by being a...
01:58 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Explains The Four Ways It Sorts The News Feed And Why Page Reach Changed
After weeks of controversy and criticism about the news feed, and reduction in reach for Pages, Facebook outlined the four main factors it uses to determine if a post shows up in the news feed. It als...
01:58 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Explains The Four Ways It Sorts The News Feed And Insists Average Page Reach Didnt Decrease
After weeks of controversy and criticism about the news feed, and reduction in reach for some Pages, Facebook outlined the four main factors it uses to determine if a post shows up in the news feed. I...
01:31 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch BarkBox, The Birchbox For Dog Lovers, Launches Companion Mobile App
BarkBox, the subscription-based service that sends pet owners a box of goodies on a monthly basis, has launched a companion mobile application. The app isn't merely a mini version of the online servic...
01:24 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Apple And Motorola Mobility Looking At Arbitration For Patent Dispute Resolution
In a court filing this week spotted by Bloomberg, Apple indicated that it is "interested in resolving its dispute with Motorola completely and agrees that arbitration may be the best vehicle to resolv...
01:17 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch A Trip To MaRS, Downtown Torontos Massive Tech Hub [TCTV]
If you harbored any doubts about Toronto's seriousness about being a major center of technology and innovation, they'd probably be quickly put to rest with a look at MaRS Discovery District. Housed in...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch MakingView Brings 360-Degree Video Full-Circle With The Mountable ViewCam Camera
Welcome to the future of 360-degree video.MakingView, a company out of Norway, has created a camera called the ViewCam, an ultra lightweight camera that can be mounted almost anywhere and take full 36...
12:51 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Ron Pauls Farewell Address: The Internet Can Stop Big Government
The steadfast libertarian captain, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, is bidding farewell to Congress and has a call-to-arms for his legions of tech-savvy followers: The Internet is the savior of liberty. “The...
12:40 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Crowdsourced Debt Forgiveness: Rolling Jubilee Is Occupys Latest PR Hit
Many Americans owe far less actual debt than their balance sheets imply, since banks are willing to accept pennies on the dollar to ensure at least some repayment on defaulted loans. Traditionally, de...
12:23 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: The Little Printer
The Little Printer is an internet-connected mini printer that wants to insert a little bit of paper (back) into your digital life. You can send it messages to print on its receipt-sized thermal paper ...
12:15 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Video Discovery App Plizy Relaunches To Become Your Media Center In The Cloud
With billions of videos being created and uploaded to the web every day, Ive been bullish on the idea of discovery apps for services like YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu. One of the startups thats been foc...
12:08 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy Brings Four Player Split-Screen To iOS Gaming Via AirPlay
Some iOS games have done some pretty cool stuff with AirPlay, including Real Racing HD 2, but it's always seemed like there's so much more possible from the technology, especially when it comes to gam...
12:01 am GMT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Techcrunch The Jawbone UP Is Back, But Is It Better Than Ever?
I've had most of the week to wear the $129 Jawbone UP and I thought I'd offer a few impressions for those unsure which model pedometer to buy. I'm a Fitbit man myself because I've gotten used to movin...
11:48 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: iRobot Roomba 650. Get Clean For The Holidays #TechCrunch
Happy - almost - holidays! As you may have noticed, we have already started our ever-popular TC Gift Guide to hightlight some of the best gifts this year.Since Thanksgiving is next week (time really d...
11:44 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts SkyDrive Gets New SDKs, Integration With IFTTT, DocuSign and SoundGecko
Just about a year ago, SkyDrive launched a new set of APIs and, over the course of the last year, Microsoft's cloud strorage service also rolled out SDKs for virtually every major platform. Today, Mic...
11:44 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts SkyDrive Gets New SDKs For .NET and Windows Phone 8, Integration With IFTTT, DocuSign and SoundGecko
Just about a year ago, SkyDrive launched a new set of APIs and, over the course of the last year, Microsoft's cloud strorage service also rolled out SDKs for virtually every major platform. Today, Mic...
11:32 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Local Content Consolidation: Advance Publications Bizjournals Division Buys Streetwise Media Sites
Some consolidation afoot in the world of local online publishing: American City Business Journals, the Advance Publications-owned publishers of the Bizjournals network of local business sites, has bou...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch If We Have A Secretarys Day, We Should Have An Entrepreneurs Day, Right? Now We Do.
Editors note:Jon Bischke is a founder ofEntelo and is an advisor to several startups. You can follow Jon on Twitter.Entrepreneurs built America. And while we celebrate pro athletes and entertainers an...
10:51 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Warner Bros Launches Day After US iOS Application, Making TV Shows Available For Free The Day After They Air
Warner Bros is now allowing U.S. customers to stream and download TV shows the day after they air via a new iOS application that works on both iPhone and iPad. The app, called "Day After US," makes th...
10:51 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Warner Bros. Launches Day After US iOS App, Makes TV Shows Available The Day After They Air
Warner Bros. is now allowing U.S. customers to stream and download TV shows the day after they air via a new iOS application that works on both iPhone and iPad. The app, called "Day After US," makes t...
10:04 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Timbuktus Educational App For Kids Relaunches With New Design & Daily Content
Timbuktu, an educational and entertainment-focused iPad app for kids has relaunched with a revamped design, additional content, and daily updates. Previously, the company, a recent 500 Startups grad, ...
09:42 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Dear Google And Nokia: To Build An Accessory Ecosystem, You Have To Ship
Apple devices benefit from a huge, rich accessory ecosystem that means device owners can get stuff for their gear anywhere. A similar ecosystem is beginning to build up around the top devices from And...
09:29 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Outplay Raises $4M From Pentech And SIB After Word Trick Game Explodes
While we've seen the rise and fall of social games companies, most notably Zynga, there continues to be a stream of companies seemingly able to ride the rough waters of the space. In Berlin most notab...
09:12 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch With Amazon Publishing Stonewalled By Retailers, Tim Ferriss Taps BitTorrent To Market His New Book
Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention, and a stalemate between Amazon and big retailers, including Barnes & Noble, over the sale of books from the online giant's publishing imprint is gi...
09:03 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter: Spark Connects Your Lightbulbs To The Internets
The Internet is a many-splendored thing. For some it is a fount of knowledge and others a fount of porn. But for those with the Spark, it is a fount of illumination. Minnesota-based Spark is a projec...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Balanced Raises $1.4M To Provide A Payment Platform For Peer-To-Peer Marketplaces
There are a growing number of peer-to-peer marketplaces out there, helping to match up buyers and sellers. But for those marketplaces to work, they dont just need payment processing they also need to...
08:48 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch iPad Self-Publishing App Tactilize Raises $1 Million
Tactilize, an iPad self-publishing service that aims to make it easy for regular users to create beautiful apps for Apple's tablet, just announced that it has raised a $1 million funding round....
08:38 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Venio Offers Mobile Meal Selection That Actually Keeps Users Coming Back
Toronto-based Venio is hoping to capitalize on healthy eating trends with a mobile app that allows users to set dietary restrictions, and then provides them with a customized set of meals depending on...
08:27 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Dell Buys Infrastructure Automation Company Gale Technologies
Dell is making a deeper investment in providing converged infrastructures to automate data center operations with the acquisition of Gale Technologies. As part of the purchase, Dell plans to create a ...
07:46 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Barnes & Noble Is Shutting Down E-Book Pioneers Fictionwise.com, eReader.com And eBookwise
Barnes & Noble is shutting down Fictionwise, a company running several eBook websites, including Fictionwise.com, eReader.com, and eBookwise.com. Although the move shouldn't be all that surprising...
07:39 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Has Decreased Page Reach, And Heres Why
Editors note: This is a guest post by Robin Grant, Global Managing Director of We Are Social, a social-media agency with offices in New York, London, Paris, Milan, Munich, Singapore, Sydney and So Pau...
07:39 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Jimmy Jane Form 6 Massager
There are strange dynamics associated with giving sex toys as gifts. So let's get that out of the way first. You really have to know a person well before you pick one of these up. This isn't a stockin...
07:39 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Jimmyjane Form 6 Massager
There are strange dynamics associated with giving sex toys as gifts. So let's get that out of the way first. You really have to know a person well before you pick one of these up. This isn't a stockin...
07:35 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Gets Into The Gif-ing Spirit, Launches Customizable Video Gift Cards In Partnership With JibJab
The rise of networks like Tumblr -- a magnet for for ironic, self-created, animated Gifs -- has given the short-form, quirky video a new place in our hearts. Amazon is now capitalizing on that with th...
07:30 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Lightbank-Backed Social Gifting Platform Boomerang Expands To 3 New Cities, Launches Mobile Apps
Boomerang, the Facebook-based gifting service that launched its beta test in Chicago earlier this year, just announced that it is now expanding beyond its initial market and making its first move to l...
07:30 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Wallabys iPhone App Tells You Which Credit Card To Use To Maximize Your Rewards
When reviewing a new iPhone application called Glyph earlier this week that tells you which credit card to use in order to earn the best rewards, we mentioned that a competitor in this space, Wallaby,...
07:16 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Apple iPad Sales In China Up 80% Following Trademark Dispute Resolution
Apple has seen sales of its iPad soar following the resolution of a trademark dispute with Chinese company Proview, which had IPAD registered years prior to the release of Apple's iconic tablet. That'...
06:48 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Tylted Launches GameDrop, A New Kind Of In-App, Ad-Based Network For Mobile Games
Mobile games dominate the charts when it comes to top grossing apps, but that popularity also breeds a lot of competition. Tylted, the games publisher recently rebranded from Cellufun, wants to tap in...
06:44 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch A Telling Gesture: Qualcomm Acquires Assets Of Digital Ultrasound Company, EPOS, To Differentiate Next-Gen Snapdragon Chips
Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of mobile chipmaker Qualcomm, has announced it has acquired "certain assets" from Israeli company, EPOS Development, which develops low cost, digital ultrasound pos...
06:24 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Court Adds iPhone 5, Galaxy Note 10.1 And Galaxy S III To Patent Lawsuit, Signals iPad Mini Could Be Added, Too
In an ongoing California court case between Apple and Samsung, a judge on Thursday granted the requests of both companies to add recently released hardware to the suit. The iPhone 5 is now included, a...
05:55 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Flint Exits Beta To Take On Square With Its Camera-Based Mobile Payment App
Flint, a small business-focused mobile payment app that does away with dongles and NFC and instead uses the camera on a phone to "scan" a card's numbers, has come out of beta, with an iOS 6/ iPhone 5-...
05:32 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Apples iPad Mini With LTE Hits Sprint And At&T Retail Today, And Likely Other Stores, Too
Sprint announced this morning that it is now offering the iPad mini and fourth generation iPad with LTE connectivity in "select Sprint retail locations." Sprint is one of three official U.S. data prov...
05:11 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Sony Mobile Chief Acknowledges Its Smartphones Suck, Promises An iPhone, Galaxy S III Competitor Soon
Sony makes a lot of really nice things, but it has never taken smartphones seriously. That's to change if Sony Mobile's sales chief, Dennis van Schie, is to be believed. Speaking to the Financial Time...
04:46 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch SlickFlick Lands Seed Round To Let Users Hollywood-ize Their Photos
SlickFlick launched earlier this year with an iPhone app allowing you to go the next stage with your photos - you can create fun stories around your pictures then share or embed them online - not unli...
04:26 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Looking Beyond 4G: U.K. Telecoms Regulator Prepping Spectrum Release Plan for 5G, Sees Untapped Opportunity For Wi-Fi Hotspots
The U.K.'s first 4G network has only just got up and running but telecoms regulator Ofcom is already looking beyond 4G to form a plan for the next generation of mobile network technology -- potentiall...
03:06 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Sony PlayStation 3 Sales Hit 70 Million Worldwide After ~Six Years, Move Controller Clocks Up 15 Million In ~Two Years
Latest missive from the games console wars: Sony has announced cumulative sales of its PlayStation 3 reached 70 million units on November 4, a few days short of the machine's sixth birthday. Microsoft...
02:18 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch DeNA CEO Moriyasu On Breaking Into The U.S.: Positive Results But Not Completely Happy Yet
Even though they just bought a baseball team, The Yokohama Baystars, and have gleaming new offices in a skyscraper peering down on Tokyo's famous Shibuya Crossing, DeNA still feels like it has so much...
02:18 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch DeNA CEO Moriyasu On Growth Outside of Japan: Positive Results But Not Completely Happy Yet
Even though they just bought a baseball team, The Yokohama Baystars, and have gleaming new offices in a skyscraper peering down on Tokyo's famous Shibuya Crossing, DeNA still feels like it has so much...
12:54 pm GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch 2U One-Ups MOOCs, Coursera, Now Offers Online Undergrad Courses From Top Schools For Credit
Four years after it announced its first graduate program with USC, 2U today has announced its foray into undergraduate education through a new program calledSemester Online. The company will be poweri...
09:39 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Ev Williams Takes To Medium To Discuss The True Purpose Of His New Publishing Tool
You might have heard a few things about Ev Williams and crew's new product, Medium. To some, it seems like "just another blogging software," but if you think about where Ev and Biz come from in the pa...
09:17 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Whill, The Electric Wheelchair Add-on, Takes Home TechCrunch Tokyos Grand Prize
Bucking the trend of more software-centric winners at TechCrunch Disrupts in the U.S., a hardware startup named Whill took home TechCrunch Tokyo's grand prize this week.Whill, an electric add-on that ...
07:43 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Wantful Goes Beyond Gifting With A New iPad App And Personalized Print Magazine
Just about a year ago, Wantful launched a gift-giving website offering product recommendations based on the information you provide about the person you're shopping for. Today, the company is moving i...
06:58 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch 3 Pillars Of The New Business World: APIs, Identity, and Data
At the Defrag conference in Broomfield, Colo., this week, three themes came in the forefront: APIs, identity and data. The themes reflect the tenor of the times, which can be summed up in the turmoil ...
06:48 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Gifts Available To Tens Of Millions Of Users In Time For The Holidays Fab, Lindt, Pandora And Others On Board
Tonight at Facebook Gifts event at toy store Fao Schwartz, the company announced that Facebook Gifts is available to tens of millions of users starting today. Many new partners were announced as well:...
06:32 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch KISSmetrics Launches Power Reports A Friendly Interface For Asking Data-Heavy Questions
Analytics company KISSmetrics has launched a new feature that should make it easier for customers to answer complicated questions that usually require lots of database queries and technical implementa...
05:41 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch 3Scale Discounts Cost Of Managing APIs Through Nginx Open-Source Server, Gives Developers Access, Services, Quality
3Scale has discounted the cost for managing APIs in the enterprise through a new plug-in it has added to Nginx, the open-source web Server technology. The plug-in runs inside Nginx and connects to the...
05:37 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Hands On With Spotify For The Browser: Speed Sizzles, But Discovery Fizzles
It's speedy, and for a streaming music service like Spotify making the jump from desktop software to the browser, that's of the utmost importance. This is just an early beta of what will rollout next ...
05:26 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Stock Price Crashes To Six Month Low And Theres No Bottom In Sight
The good times can't last forever. Eventually the music dies off, the balloons pop and everyone goes home.Without sounding the hyperbole alarm, let's look at the facts. Apple's stock price has decline...
04:37 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Mozilla Launches Experimental Browser-Based Simulator For Firefox OS
Mozilla's Firefox OS (also known as Boot to Gecko), a mobile operating system that focuses on web technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript, is quickly moving through its development stages. While it...
04:31 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Breathes More Life And Context Into Search, Discover And Apps With Media First, Headlines And More
As Twitter tries to surface more content from its network, it continues to beef up tweets and its Discover section of the site. Today, the company announced a few new features to make sure that you kn...
04:30 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Lytro Reinvents The Camera Once Again, Now Lets Photos Change Perspective Along With Focus
Lytro is on a roll. After launching manual controls just last month, the company today release a real treat. The Lytro desktop software just received an update that brings two new features into the mi...
04:15 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch The .Co Domain Launches Membership Program With Free Events, Classes, And Consultation
To most companies, the two or three letters coming at the end of their URL probably don't make a huge difference (with exceptions). However, the company behind the .co domain has been working to chang...
03:49 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch EveryBlock Founder Adrian Holovaty Debuts Soundslice, An App To Take The Pain Out Of Learning And Transcribing Music
If you've ever tried to look up guitar tablature on the Internet, you know how impossible it can be to find good stuff. A slick new web app called Soundslice could finally be the answer to those woes...
03:49 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch EveryBlock Founder Adrian Holovaty Debuts Soundslice, An App To Take The Pain Out Of Transcribing Music
If you've ever tried to look up guitar tablature on the Internet, you know how impossible it can be to find good stuff. A slick new web app called Soundslice could finally be the answer to those woes...
03:44 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Adds Share Tweet Via Email So You Can Loop In People Not On Twitter And Help It Grow
Not to be outdone by Facebook's new mobile share button, Twitter has just added an option to "Share this tweet via email" so you can send content to less tech savvy folks. The button appears in the 'm...
03:44 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Adds Share Tweet Via Email So You Can Loop In People Not On Twitter And Drive Signups
Not to be outdone by Facebook's new mobile share button, Twitter has just added an option to "Share this tweet via email" so you can send content to less tech savvy folks. The button appears in the 'm...
03:41 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Flash Sales Site For Moms, Zulily Raises $85M From Andreessen Horowitz; Valued At $1B
Zulily, a private-sale shopping site targeted at busy moms and their kids has raised $85 million in Series D funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Fortune reported that the site, which launched in 2009,...
03:36 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Always Prepped Grabs $650K From True Ventures, Former Blackboard EVP To Launch A Mint.com For Education
In what is the most-watched TED Talk to date, Sir Ken Robinson makes perhaps the most convincing case for why the educational system in the U.S. needs to be torn down and rebuilt: It stifles creativit...
03:32 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch After Launching It In SF, eBay Brings Same Day Delivery Service To New York
After launching its same day delivery service in San Francisco a few weeks ago, eBay is debuting 'eBay Now' to to New York City. Users in the area can download the new app here. ...
03:31 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Google Reportedly Readies Maps App For iOS As Eddy Cue Manages Apples Maps Improvements
Google is said to have distributed an external test version of its native maps app for iOS, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. Citing "a person with direct knowledge of the matter...
03:19 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft To Host Free App Labs For Windows 8 Developers In 30 Cities Around The World
It's no secret that Microsoft is doing its best to get more developers to write apps for its Windows 8 platform. Today, the company is announcing its newest initiative: Microsoft will host app labsfor...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Lookout Gaming Takes $1.25M Seed Round To Accelerate Indie Game Revenues
Editors note:Steve Patterson is a writer with 20 years of experience working with startups in Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area.Boston-based startup Lookout Gaming has drawn attention to the city'...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Lookout Gaming Takes $1.3M Seed Round To Accelerate Indie Game Revenues
Boston-based startup Lookout Gaming has drawn attention to the city's often-overlooked consumer and mobile gaming community with a $1.3 million seed round from Boston investorsAtlas VentureandNextview...
02:52 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Adds Emoji To Messages, More Friend Tagging, Share Button In iOS And Android App Updates
We broke news on the official rollout of Facebook new mobile share button yesterday. Now it's available for iOS and Android through app updates that also bring iOS users emoji for Messages, the abilit...
02:52 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Adds Emoji To Messages, In-Line Friend Tagging, Share Button In iOS And Android App Updates
We broke news on the official rollout of Facebook new mobile share button yesterday. Now it's available for iOS and Android through app updates that also bring iOS users emoji for Messages, the abilit...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: The iPad Mini
This is the iPad mini you've no doubt heard about. The one Apple introduced in October, the one that reviewers have mostly loved, and the one that's been my constant companion since I got one on launc...
01:59 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Finally Launches An Official Wii App, Largest WebM Video Deployment Yet
The Wii isn't exactly the hottest console on the market anymore, and the lack of HD support makes it less than ideal for watching videos, but that hasn't stopped YouTube from finally launching its off...
01:46 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Another Zynga Exec Departs: Treasurer Mike Gupta Heads To Twitter
The high-level executive exits just keep coming for Zynga. Today's departure is Mike Gupta, the financial executive who has served as Zynga's Treasurer since last year. He'll be taking on a new role a...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Lightspeeds Bipul Sinha Is Looking For Founders With An Edge
"In the Studio" welcomes an engineer, originally from India, who came to the U.S., earned an MBA, worked stints as a software engineer, investment banker, and database architect before becoming a vent...
12:53 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Solder: Time LED Watch Kit
Geek parents will get a huge kick out of the Solder:Time watch kit from Spikenzie Labs. It's a cute kit that contains all the parts you need to make a large, readable LED watch. Just grab a soldering ...
12:18 am GMT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Techcrunch Newvem Brings Cloud Analytics To AWS To Help Businesses Not Just Save, But Actually Profit On The Cloud
Over the last few years, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has emerged as one of the most popular cloud infrastructure solutions out there, managing an unusual feat for those of its ilk by appealing equally t...
11:52 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Evernote 5 For Mac Update Revamps Interface And Streamlines Navigation
Evernote has just released a major update to its desktop software dubbed Evernote 5 for Mac, "with over 100 new features." It's a pretty drastic redesign, and one that focuses intently to navigation. ...
11:38 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Skype Planning A Big Social Advertising Upgrade, Starting First With Windows 8
Skype has long been talking about the different ways that it could monetise its calling and messaging platform. Now, with Microsoft as its now owner and 280 million monthly users passing over its voic...
11:34 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft: SkyDrive Usage Doubled In The Last 6 Months, Launches Updated Windows Phone 8 and Android Apps, Adds Selective Sync
Microsoft just announced a number of updates to its SkyDrive cloud storage service, including the addition of selective sync (so you can easily decided which folders you want to sync) and easier file ...
11:27 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Aaron Sorkins Steve Jobs Movie To Feature Just 3 Scenes In Real-Time Backstage At Product Launches
Anyone who has read the Walter Isaacson biography of Steve Jobs (or just followed his story over the years) knows there's a lot of source material to draw from when crafting a movie. But Steve Jobs bi...
11:21 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Litographs Puts Entire Books On T-Shirts
A picture is worth a thousand words, and now, so is a t-shirt. Litographs, a company known for putting entire books on posters, has just launched the same feature for t-shirts on Kickstarter. ...
11:10 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Simple, The Startup That Replaces Your Bank, Experiences First Major Outage [Updated: Simple's Response]
Simple(formerly BankSimple), a startup that promises to replace your bank, today reminds early adopters why it can be problematic to put all your funds in one basket, so to speak. Over the past hour, ...
11:10 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Simple, The Startup That Replaces Your Bank, Experiences First Outage [Updated: Simple's Response]
Simple(formerly BankSimple), a startup that promises to replace your bank, today reminds early adopters why it can be problematic to put all your funds in one basket, so to speak. Over the past hour, ...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch ArmorHubs Web Security Service Scans For Vulnerabilities & Malware, Works Great For Startups As Well As Your Dad
ArmorHubis today launching a web security service targeting startups, small-to-medium sized businesses, and most importantly, the layperson who knows that website security is something to be concerned...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Backed By $2 Million In Funding From Learn Capital, Kapor, 500 Startups, Bruno Mars & Others, Chromatiks Digital Music Platform Goes Live
Digital music platformChromatikis today launching its web and iPad applications for learning, practicing, recording and collaborating on music with friends, bandmates, teachers, and others. The compan...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch LongTail Video Launches New Version Of Its Open Source Video Player, With Support For Apple HLS
For years, LongTail Video has long offered up its open source JW Player as a free alternative for businesses that don’t want to put their videos on YouTube or pay SaaS-based content management p...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Dropbox Chooser, The Improved Upload Or Attach Button For The Cloud-Based Set
Dropbox introduced a new feature today, called Chooser, which allows developers to build in an "attach from from Dropbox feature" for their web-based products. The Dropbox Chooser makes it easy to sha...
10:26 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Google Shoppings Transition To Pay-For-Play Expands Internationally, Search Results To Change By Feb. 13
Google Shopping's pay-to-play service is going global. The commerce-focused vertical formerly known as Google Product Search, is now expanding the roll out of its commercial model to other countries o...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Google Invests $75M In Iowa Wind Farm, Bringing Its Total Green Energy Investments To Almost $1B
Google just announced that it has invested $75 million in a 50 MW wind farm in Rippey, Iowa, a small town an hour outside of Des Moines. This is Google's second wind energy investment in the state. In...
10:02 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Kleiner- And Sequoia-Backed Drawbridge Takes Its Cross-Device Ad Targeting Out Of Beta
Drawbridge, a mobile ad startup founded by former AdMob scientistKamakshi Sivaramakrishnan, is officially launching its first two ad targeting products and taking them out of beta.Back in May, the com...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Sift Turns All Of Your Retailer Emails Into A Personalized Mall On Your iPad
Managing the deluge of email from daily-deal sites, retailers, flash-sales sites, and Amazon is a pain. Enter Sift, a startup that takes retailer email and transforms it into a centralized and persona...
09:59 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Gnip Now Serves Over 100B Social Activities Per Month, Takes Tumblr Partnership To Next Level
Gnip is an interesting company. It might not be extremely sexy or one that gets a lot of attention in mainstream press, let alone tech blogs. But it's one that provides data from social services for a...
09:52 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch New Banjo App Aims To Become A True Browser For Location, A Much Bigger Opportunity
Location based apps like Sonar and Highlight have been largely obsessed with what is around us right now. Ban.jo played in this space, but also allowed users to surface what was going on elsewhere. Th...
09:32 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch With Growth Surging, Torbit Moves Towards Free To Help Web Businesses Turn Speed Into Revenue
In today's digital world, website performance and speedy load times are critical. This is now common knowledge. However, until recently, it's been tough to quantify the extent to which speed and perfo...
09:22 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Mozilla Releases Annual Report For 2011: Revenue Up 33% To $163M, Majority From Google
Mozilla just released its annual financial report for 2011, as well as the annual "State of Mozilla" report by the organization's Chair Mitchell Baker. According to this report, Mozilla's total revenu...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Zyngas Arcade Games Go Mobile: Ruby Blast Launches On iOS, With Bubble Safari Coming Soon
Zynga's arcade division is releasing its first mobile title today, with the launch of an iOS version of its popular game Ruby Safari Adventures (previously available on Facebook and Zynga.com), under ...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Niantic Labs Bears More Fruit: Location-Based Massively Multiplayer Game Ingress Hits Google Play
We've seen startups tackle location-based multiplayer gaming, with title's like Massive Damage's Please Stay Calm and Shadow Cities out of Grey Area, but now a heavyweight player has entered the ring ...
08:38 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch One-Click VoIP Startup Zingaya Embraces WebRTC As It Passes The 1M Minutes-Per-Month Mark
Zingaya, the startup the offers companies the ability to add one-click voice and video services into their websites and apps, today is announcing that itsclick-to-call widget is available on WebRTC on...
08:29 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Latest Spindle For iOS Hits The Store: Discovery Thats Great For Businesses And Consumers, Raises $2.3M
Spindle, an app that aids with social discovery, has just launched its latest version for iOS and it's something that not only helps you explore the areas around you, it will be a great place for busi...
08:21 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Digital Mapping Company TomTom Launches Location-Based Platform, Portal, SDK To Drive App Licensing Revenues
TomTom has launched a location-based services platform and developer portal. The company supplies maps to some big names in the mobile space, including Apple, but is aiming to make it easier for devel...
08:09 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch 121cast Raises $250K To Accelerate Development Of SoundGecko, A Personalized Audio Book For The Internet
If someone told you that you could get all your favorite blogs (in fact, your entire RSS feed) read to you while you go through your day, what would you say? "Sign me up?" "Black magic?"...
08:07 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Flipboard Now Offers Books Categories, Promotes Apples iBookstore Content In-App
Flipboard has turned on new Books categories in its iPhone and iPad apps, and the content they contain might surprise you. There's a smattering of featured categories you can add to you Flipboard righ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Locu Partners With OpenTable For Data, Lets Restaurant Owners Edit Menus In Real Time
Locu, a local business data provider which works to extract structured data from business websites, is announcing a notable new partnership today with restaurant reservation service and guest manageme...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Subscription Commerce Startup For Beauty, BirchBox Expands To Home Goods And Entertaining
Birchbox, which offers a monthly subscription box full of new cosmetics and beauty products, is expanding to a new vertical today -- home and entertaining and design. The company is debuting a limited...
07:40 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Shipping Today, On Best Buy Store Shelves Tomorrow
Amazon has just announced that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch ships today, ahead of its previously planned schedule of a November 20 ship date. The larger-screened version of Amazon's Android-powered tab...
07:37 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Cisco Acquires Cloud Management Company Cloupia For $125 Million
Cisco has announced it plans to acquire Cloupia for $125 million. The software company helps customers automate their data centers.Cisco sees Cloupia's infrastructure management software enhancing its...
07:32 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Amazons Cloud Drive Now Live In Japan To Beef Up Its Kindle And Content Business There
In October Amazon added Japan for the first time to the list of markets where it sells its Kindle and Kindle Fire tablets, which will go on sale December 19. Today, it's giving those products a bit of...
07:29 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch OnLive Makes Good On Its Promise, Brings Its Cloud Gaming Service To LGs G2 Smart TVs
These days OnLive is probably known as much for its unexpected meltdown as it is for its promise to deliver streaming video games to the masses, but ever since the company reformed it seems to have re...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch WiFox Congestion Handler Could Speed Up Wi-Fi Without Hardware Tweaks
In practice, most Wi-Fi routers offer much less than their advertised speeds. Although I've seen some fast throughput in my time, most of the gear we use is rated for much higher than network traffic ...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Urban Tour Guide Game StrayBoots Launches Out Of SMS; iPhone App Available Now
Not many game makers launch exclusively onto SMS (yes, SMS), but the guys over at Strayboots felt that their interactive urban tour guide games would only catch on if everyone had the opportunity to p...
07:06 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch On Twitter, Who Clicks On What? DataSift Signs bitly Partnership To Finally Find Out
DataSift - which provides developers and third parties with a platform to access realtime data from Twitter, Facebook and other social sources - is on a bit of a roll. This week it announced it had ra...
07:03 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Thieves Grab 3,600 iPad Minis Worth $1.5M In JFK Airport Heist
Apple's iPad mini seems to be a success, and that has attracted the criminal element's attention. According to the New York Post, a shipment of Apple's iPad mini, numbering 3,600 devices and with a to...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Customer Loyalty And Rewards Platform Belly Expands To San Francisco
Belly, the Chicago-based loyalty platform, is announcing its expansion to San Francisco today. ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch As Recipe Sharing On Pinterest Explodes, Foodily Revamps To Focus On Social
Foodily, a startup that beganas a recipe search sitebeforearriving on iPhonein late 2011, is today rolling out a major revamp of its user interface that puts even more emphasis on social interactions....
06:16 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Sync.ME Closes $4M In Funding To Scale Up Its Social Contact Syncing iOS App
Back in March we reported that Smartsync - a social contact synchronization service for the iPhone - was getting good traction because of its social calling features. The app displays the latest Faceb...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Video Discovery Specialist Veveo Launches Voice Search That Actually Works
Voice-based search is all the rage these days in the video world, as Microsoft, Google, and Samsung are all rushing to offer new ways for consumers to navigate through billions of videos online, witho...
05:40 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Working On Auto-Zooming Content, iPhone Vibration Noise Suppression
Apple has a couple new patent applications this morning, spotted by AppleInsider and detailing two very useful features for mobile devices. The first is a method for detecting and adjusting noise resu...
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch JBL Outs The First iOS Speaker Docks For The Lightning Connector
It took a bit, but the first Lightning-enabled accessories are finally hitting the market. JBL just announced a pair of speaker docks that works exclusively with the Dock Connector's replacement. The ...
05:31 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Backed By Google & Eric Schmidt, HomeLight Launches A New Way To Find The Best Real Estate Agents
You've heard this story before: Person sets out to find an apartment or buy their first home. Person struggles to navigate the noise of Craigslist, manage applications, impressions, notes, scheduling ...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Go Daddy Goes Mobile: Domain Hosting Giant Bumps Up Its Business Services With Mobile Website Builder And Mobile Commerce Option
Go Daddy has for a while been building out its domain registering and hosting business into business services to create new revenue streams to compete against the likes of Google and Amazon in serving...
05:13 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Tradeshift Lands Huge Global Client For Its New CloudScan Product
Tradeshift, the free invoicing platform which seems to be making quite a bit of headway lately, has landed a very large client. Normally we wouldn't note such events, but this one is big. Vestas Wind ...
05:12 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Vodafone U.K. Launches Tariff For Perpetual Early Adopters: Rent The Latest Smartphone For A Year Then Switch To The Next Big Thing
Another bit of news to add to the 'tech is now mainstream' pile: U.K. carrier Vodafone has launched a mobile tariff for perpetual early adopters -- which enables them to own the latest high end smartp...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Science Launches Urban Remedy To Bring Healthy Juices, Gluten-Free Snacks And More To The Masses
Urban Remedy, the latest startup incubated by LA accelerator Science, launching today as an e-commerce destination for healthy juices, gluten-free snacks, meal replacements and more. ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch BlueGlass Interactive Expands International Presence With Acquisition Of London-Based Agency Quaturo
BlueGlass Interactive, an onlinemarketing agency headquartered in Tampa, Florida, is expanding its global footprint yet again with the acquisition of the London, U.K.-based firm Quaturo in an all-equi...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Magisto Opens Up Its API, Letting Third-Party Developers Build Automatic Video Editing Into Their Apps
Magisto is opening up its API, which will allow third-party developers to be able to take advantage of its cloud-based video editing service in their own applications. By connecting to Magisto, these ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch SmoovUp, The Online Dating-Style Flatsharing Site, Goes International; U.S. And Canada Up Next
Flatshare finder, SmoovUp, has expanded beyond its native France to launch the service in 6 new countries: UK, Spain, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxemburg, and Australia -- and says that the U.S. ...
04:25 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Beep Beep! Car Service Aggregator Click A Taxi Raises $1.5M From Podios Tommy Ahlers, Expands In Europe
Click A Taxi, one of the many apps in the increasingly congested car-service apps market, is today announcing a couple of key developments that it hopes will help it zoom past the competition in the m...
04:21 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Tokyo Might Be Ubers First Asian Launch
TechCrunch's Kim Mai Cutlerand I are in the Land of the Rising Sun this week, completing a series of startup interviews and talks, and guest moderating TechCrunch Disrupt Tokyo 2012.Earlier today, ami...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Texas Instruments Cuts 1,700 Jobs As Its Driven Away From Mobile Chip Market By The Rise Of Custom Chipmaking
Chipmaker Texas Instruments has announced it's cutting 1,700 jobs as part of a business restructuring move. The company says it's shifting its historical focus away from mobile chips because it's beco...
03:10 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch 500 Startups-Backed Tapastic Raises $750,000 To Bring Webtoons To US-Based Comic Fans
First Gagnam Style. Now Webtoons. Both are Korean phenomenons, and now both are available for U.S. audiences. The latter comes thanks to a new platform called Tapastic, which aims to help artists shar...
02:41 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Gartner: Scant Growth In Global Enterprise IT Spending This Year, But 2.5% Rise Projected For 2013: To Total of $2.679 Trillion
A deterioration in the global economic outlook is leading to scant overall growth in 2012 enterprise IT spending, says Gartner. However the analyst says its third quarter outlook points to "more subst...
01:39 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch As Flickr Co-Founder Butterfield Shuts Down Glitch, Is He Planning A New Photo Service? You Will Know It Well, He Says
Glitch, the online, multiplayer gaming world created by Tiny Speck, is closing down December 9after failing to get enough user traction, and then failing to find a buyer for the product. Right now Tin...
12:59 pm GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch In Time For The Holiday Shopping Rush, Fab Debuts Free Shipping As A Permanent Feature
Design-focused e-commerce site Fab has been steadily trying to decrease the amount of time it takes from when a purchaser hits purchase on the site to when they actually receive the purchased item. Vi...
10:01 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Brightcove Adds Native Plugin Architecture To Its App Cloud, Improving Cross-Platform, Hybrid App Development
Brightcove expanded beyond video content management and rolled out its platform for mobile app development about 18 months ago. It then released an update to the platform, which included a free versio...
08:58 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Steve Ballmer: Android Ecosystem Is Wild And Uncontrolled, Apple Is High Priced And Highly Controlled
Tonight, during Steve Ballmer's interview by Reid Hoffman, the two talked about everything Microsoft. Now that Ballmer is talking about his competitors he let out a few bonzo words when it came to Goo...
08:42 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Steve Ballmer During Reid Hoffman Interview: People Are Having Their Oh Moment With Surface
At the Churchill Club in Santa Clara, two tech titans sat down to have a conversation. LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman interviewed Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer at an event with "tech influencers and in...
08:39 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Dropcam Updates Their iPad App So You Can Watch Your World In Split-Screen
I've used a few wireless, always-on webcams in my day and I've found Dropcam to be the best. Suddenly, however, Dropcam just got better....
06:25 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIns Core Mission: Making Its Profiles The Next Generation Rsum
I spent a few hours on the LinkedIn campus a few weeks ago, with the sole mission of learning more about the new LinkedIn profile redesign. It was quite a shift from its previous iteration, and instea...
06:25 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIns Core Mission: Making Its Profiles The Next-Generation Rsum
I spent a few hours on the LinkedIn campus a few weeks ago, with the sole mission of learning more about the new LinkedIn profile redesign. It was quite a shift from its previous iteration, and instea...
06:01 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With The WalletTrackR, The Gadget That Keeps Tabs On Your Most Valuable Stuff For You
When you've got a lot of things going on, it's easy to lose track of where you left your mobile phone, keychain, wallet, or handbag -- and the time you spend trying to find them just as you're running...
05:45 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch NEA-Backed CareZone Adds Shared Calendars, Goes Mobile To Help Families Better Care For Their Loved Ones
If you've spent any time taking care of children, aging parents or those with special needs, you know it's hard work. Staying on top of and organizing files, contacts and medications, while coordinati...
05:27 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz General Partner Peter Levine: Theres An Enterprise Renaissance Going On
Andreessen Horowitz General Partner Peter Levinetook the stage at the Defrag conference today and said what has become prettyapparent these days: There's a renaissance happening in the enterprise and ...
04:42 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Derbywire Wants To Let Creatives Sell Works Straight From Their Smartphones
Thanks to the growth of the web in recent years and the advent of a number of startups making art- and design-focused marketplaces, the cliche of the "starving artist" may not stick around for much lo...
04:27 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz Isnt Selling Any Facebook Shares Because We Believe In The Longterm Value Of The Company
There are some erroneous reports floating around that investment firm Andreessen Horowitz is selling its stake in Facebook. Quite the contrary, it's holding on to all of its direct investment, and Wal...
04:08 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch New Jersey Startup Incubator TechLaunch Shows Off Its First Batch Of Graduates
New Jersey doesnt exactly have a reputation as a startup hub, but that doesnt mean there arent any ambitious tech entrepreneurs there. It could be that they just tend to migrate to more established lo...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Executive Shuffling At Mobile Game Maker Pocket Gems: Co-Founder Terry Steps Down From CEO Role
Zynga’s not the only one mixing around management these days.Pocket Gems, a mid-size mobile game developer backed by Sequoia Capital, is seeing some changes at the top today. Co-founder Daniel T...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch CEO Switcharoo At Mobile Game Maker Pocket Gems: Co-Founder Terry Becomes Chief Creative Officer
Zynga’s not the only one mixing around management these days.Pocket Gems, a mid-size mobile game developer backed by Sequoia Capital, is seeing some changes at the top today. Co-founder Daniel T...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch For Web Content Formatting, Apple Makes iPad Mini Indistinguishable From Regular iPad
Apple made a big deal about the iPad mini providing an uncompromised iPad experience for users, and it's standing by that by making it impossible for web developers to detect whether a web page is bei...
03:09 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Finally Has An iPhone App, And It Lets You Easily Share News And Read Things Later
When I first started at TechCrunch oh so many months ago, I asked the team "Why don't we have an iPhone app?" Yes, as an iPhone user, I find it handy to be able to read the news from the publication t...
02:56 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Groupons New COO: Global Sales Head (And Former Ebay Exec) Kal Raman
Today, Groupon has officially found its new chief operating officer. The daily deals leader announced this afternoon that it has promoted Senior VP of Global Sales and Operations, Kal Raman, to COO, w...
02:07 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Finally Launches Share Button For The Mobile Feed, Its Version Of Retweet
Facebook has just confirmed with me that it is launching a retweet-style "Share" button for the mobile news feed. The much-requested feature is now rolled out for the mobile site, and will soon come t...
02:04 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Says San Francisco Class Action Lawsuit Is Baseless
Earlier today, Corte Madera-based attorney Gary Oswald filed a class action lawsuitagainst Uber. The suit arguesthat the startup's operations in San Francisco are illegal, because Uber is allegedly "a...
01:49 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch California Regulator Issues Citations And Fines Against Transportation Services Uber, Lyft, And SideCar
The California Public Utilities Commission has taken its next step against a new breed of transportation startups in San Francisco, issuing citations and leveling fines against the likes of ride-shari...
01:28 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch The Difference Between A Vulnerability And A Moron Using Google Services Trying To Phish Your Password
Today, The Next Web covered a post about a potential XSS "vulnerability" on Google's app and gadget hosting services used on Google-hosted domains. Of course, more people piled on, as a "hacker" in Bu...
01:16 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Israeli Military Live Tweets War: A Captive Audience For Real-Time Propaganda
The Israeli Defense Force announced a coordinated military offensive on Gaza militants via Twitter, marking perhaps the first time war has been announced in under 140 characters. The Twitter stream of...
01:11 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Foundation Video: Ben Horowitz Of Andreessen Horowitz On What He Looks For In A Pitch
The latest episode of my Foundation video series comes to you filmed live from the Google Ventures Founder & CEO Summit last week. I had the opportunity to sit down with Ben Horowitz, co-founder o...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Maluuba Launches Natural Language Processing API, Brings Siri-Like Powers To Any App
Maluuba, the TC Disrupt finalist and Android-based Siri competitor today has unveiled a major new platform play, via its natural language processing (NLP) API for app developers. The Maluuba team beli...
12:15 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Dwllr Brings Real Estate Pros Most-Used Tools Together In One App
As a real estate pro, often you essentially work for yourself, and have complete control over your own schedule -- it's a set up which has real perks, but it also means that you need superhuman organi...
12:14 am GMT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Techcrunch Marketo Offers LaunchPoint, An App and Services Network For The Marketing Nation
Marketo is offering a new service called LaunchPoint, whichis meant to servethe "marketing nation," a term Marketo coined to describe an ecosystem of technology partners and professional service provi...
11:55 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal Tests QR Codes In Shop Windows; Mobile Check-Ins At Stores For Personalized Service
PayPal is rolling out a number of payments pilots this week in international markets, showcasing the company's mobile payments technologies. We've seen PayPal test out payments technologies before lar...
11:50 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Spotify Has Closed A Massive Fifth Round Of Funding That Values It At $3 Billion
Following our scoop that Spotify made $200 million in revenue in the first six months of 2012, AllThingsD is reporting the streaming music service has closed a big funding round at a $3 billion valuat...
11:37 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Steve Wozniak: Why Woz Worries Microsoft Is Now More Innovative Than Apple [TCTV]
Woz spoke at TEDx Brussels this week and his presence electrified the 2,000 people in the audience. Afterwards, I had the great fortune to catch the great man ...
11:02 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Square Now Processing $10B In Annual Payments; Added $2B Over Past Month (And That Doesnt Include Starbucks)
Square just announced that it is seeing $10 billion in annual payments through its mobile payments platform. That's up from the most recent stat from a few weeks ago of $8 billion processed annually. ...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch With 1.2M Members, Sincerely Goes Up Against Facebook With Gifting
Not fazed by Facebook's high-profile launch of Gifts, Sincerely is barreling into mobile gifting too. Best known for the postcard app Postagram, the startup has amassed a network of 1.2 million member...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Shine: The Elegant Activity Tracker That Has A Neat Trick For Syncing With The iPhone
Several months ago, we found out that a company co-founded by Apple’s former CEO John Sculley and a couple of hardware veterans who make those iPhone-connected glucose meters popular with diabet...
10:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch The Light At The End Of Facebooks Lockup Tunnel
Today's massive lockup expiration has hung like a black cloud over Facebook. But there's no more specific moments investors can point to and say "I'm not buying until after that", and finally Facebook...
10:14 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Pinterest Launches New Business Terms For Companies, Website Verification, Widgets And Access To New Features
We know that Pinterest could turn into an absolute monster for eCommerce, and we've been waiting to see what the company would do to push that forward. We learned today, as the company announced new t...
10:09 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Come Invade Russia With Us TechCrunch Moscow Returns On 9-10 December
It only seems like five minutes ago now, but we started a TechCrunch Moscow Meetup back in 2010. As one of the first ever startup and investment-oriented events in Russia, the reaction was fantastic, ...
10:08 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook And Partners Launch Social Jobs App With 1.7M Listings
The Social Jobs Partnership an initiative that includes The US Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), DirectEmployers Association, the National Association of...
10:06 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Social Video App Vodio Lets You Build Channels For People & Brands Using YouTube, Facebook & Twitter Profiles
Social video appVodiois out with a new version today that takes advantage of the app's ability to connect with a user's social accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. In the updated app, y...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch DrawChats Creators Are Auctioning Off The App So They Can Focus On Their Billion-Dollar Idea
When Gabor Cselle showed off his app DrawChat at the Founders Den Demo Day in September, the entire presentation was pretty jokey, including a DrawChat-created "hockey-stick curve" displaying the app'...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Nara Brings Its Restaurant Recommendation Service To iOS And Android, Expands To 25 Cities
In the world of restaurant recommendations, the focus these days is squarely on social recommendations. Nara, which is launching its mobile apps for iOS and Android today, is taking a different approa...
09:37 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Official Reportedly Denies 20% Processor Price Hike For Apple
Apple may not be getting squeezed by a Samsung pricing change as previously reported, according to new info from Seoul-based newspaper The Hankyoreh. The paper received word from an unnamed Samsung of...
09:35 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch MightyText, The iMessage For Android Users, Launches Its First Tablet App; Passes 1M Users
While smartphones are quickly becoming the center piece of our digital lives, much of what we do on our phones remains trapped on the device -- something that's particularly true of text messaging. So...
09:35 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch The School-Less Revolution: Free Online Courses Being Considered For College Credit
Students could soon receive college credit for taking free online courses. Massive Online Open Course platformCourserais working with accreditation standards institutionAmerican Council on Educationto...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch NightPrivy Lets You Bid On A Bottle Full Of Bub
As a degenerate clubber, I often find myself back in the VIP where I enjoy fine libations and the company of many ladies. But what about the pain point of knowing which club to visit and how much to s...
09:25 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Delve Launches Enterprise Newsreader For Focused, Relevant And Collaborative Reading
RSS readers, Instapaper, Pocket, Flipboard, etc., all provide ways for consumers to gather, collect, and share news. But each of these is aimed at the general user, and while definitely usable in a bu...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Its Incumbency, Stupid: Romneys Fail Was Fate
President Obama won the election for the same reason George W. Bush was re-elected: Americans overwhelmingly favor the incumbent. Sitting members of the House of Representatives have been re-elected o...
09:04 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Snoox Is Pinterest With A Purpose
Today a new startup is hitting the scene aiming to grab some of the success we're seeing in the recommendations sector. It's a combination between recommendation services like LiveStar and Stamped, an...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch TaskRabbit Acquires Kids Clothing Startup One Jackson To Add Marketplace Expertise
TaskRabbit, the online marketplace that lets people outsource small jobs and tasks, has acquired One Jackson, an e-commerce site for kids' clothing. This is TaskRabbit's second-ever acquisition -- ear...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Lovelys Apartment Search Goes Mobile With Its New iPhone App
Apartment search startup Lovely is launching its iPhone app today the company's first mobile product.Co-founder and CEO Blake Pierson said the service helps young apartment hunters in "supply-control...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Invi Turns Texting Into A Rich Media Experience, Raises $750K
Invi, a startup trying to integrate a broad range of media into the texting experience, is launching on Google Play today. It's also announcing a seed round of $750,000 from Li Ka-Shing's Horizons Ven...
08:52 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Turntable.fm Moves The Concert From A Club To A Stadium
Turntable.fm, my music streaming service of choice, just updated its platform this morning. Along with a cleaner, much more sleek interface comes the ability to host huge rooms of listeners. How big? ...
08:43 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Night & Day Studios Forgoes Funding, Partners With ScrollMotion To Become One Of The Largest Independent Kids App Makers On The Market
Kids educational and entertainment app maker Night & Day Studios is taking an unconventional path to growth. The startup is announcing today, not a round of venture funding, but rather a partnersh...
08:40 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Bindi Karia, Microsofts UK Startup Maven, Joins Silicon Valley Banks Euro Push
In a move which which will send significant waves through the London and European startup eco-system, Bindi Karia, currently the 'Venture Capital/Emerging Business Lead' at Microsoft UK, is departing ...
08:36 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch SugarSync Updates Desktop App, Streamlines File Sharing Options
SugarSync, the world's other cloud storage solution, has updated its desktop app, creating a more widget-like experience for selecting, storing and sharing files online. The service still uses the sta...
08:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch TinyTap, A DIY Game Creation App For Kids, Raises $500K Seed Round
TinyTap, an iPad application that lets you or your children create playable books and games using easy DIY tools, is announcing having raised a $500,000 round of seed funding fromInimiti, a new $35 mi...
08:01 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch DODOcase Introduces Custom Builder, Lets You Go All Artisanal Bookbinder On Your iPad Case
You may not know this but I was an English literature major in college, so books are things I'm fond of. But I'm also a tech lover, so I generally read on either an iPad or a Kindle. Cases like the on...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Making Government Suck Less
Editor's note:U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa has represented Californias 49th CongressionalDistrict in the House of Representatives since 2001. Follow him on [email protected] June 11, 2012, I went all i...
07:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Intel Capital And Red Hat Invest In 10Gen, Bringing Total To $76M For The NoSQL Database Company
ntel Capital and Red Hat have invested in 10Gen bringing the total raised to $76 million for the company. 10Gen is the sponsor forMongoDB, the popular open source NoSQL database....
07:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Intel Capital And Red Hat Invest In 10gen, Bringing Total To $81M For The NoSQL Database Company
Intel Capital and Red Hat have invested in 10Gen bringing the total raised to $76 million for the company. 10Gen is the sponsor forMongoDB, the popular open source NoSQL database....
07:41 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Google Turns On In-Stream Installs For Android Apps In Google+
Google shows off what happens when you control both a social network and a mobile software platform, thanks to a new feature of Google+ spotted by The Next Web today that allows users to share an...
07:36 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Stock Price Up 10.2 Percent On The Day And Climbing As Biggest Lockup Expires, Irrational Changes Are Over
Facebook share prices are up today, with shares at 21.91, 10.22 percent above yesterday’s level — and still climbing. It represents a 5 billion market capitalization gain. Today the compan...
07:36 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Stock Price Up 10.3 Percent On The Day As Biggest Lockup Expires, Irrational Changes Are Over
Facebook share prices are up today, with shares at 21.91, 10.32 percent above yesterday’s level. It represents a 4.6 billion market capitalization gain. Today the company is experiencing its big...
07:33 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Corbis Acquires Crowd-Sourced Photo Agency Demotix, After Its Move Into Apps
Image giant Corbis has acquired Demotix, the crowd-sourced, breaking news picture and video agency which launched in 2008 and recently hit the milestone of a million images uploaded. The move follows ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Sciences HelloInsights Is An Influencer Analytics Platform For Pinterest
LA-based incubator Science is debuting a new service today, HelloInsights.com, which is a platform for Pinterest influencer analytics. Basically, HelloInsights offers a way for brands to monitor compa...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Google TV Update Adds Universal Voice Search, Rebrands Movies & TV Store To Primetime
Google TV is adding a new feature that could make it easier for users to search and navigate all the different content on various video applications, without having to use keypads or clunky text inter...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Camera+ Update Adds Front-Facing Flash, Horizon Level And Live Exposure Info
Apple has done a lot to push the envelope with mobile phone-based cameras, but where it's mostly made smart improvements to hardware and firmware, Camera+ has been a real innovator on the softwar...
06:47 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch After Trying To Make Bug Tracking Fun, PlayNicely To Enter The Deadpool
PlayNice.ly, the UK startup that set out to make bug tracking fun, is to enter the deadpool. In an email sent out to users, the company has announced that it is shutting down the service in the New ye...
06:38 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch With 50M Users In Tow, OpenDNS Looks To Bring Enterprise Security Into The Mobile Era
Bring up the topic of "enterprise security platforms" around polite company, and you may be quickly shown the door. The subject can be boring, but the truth is that enterprise security writ large are ...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Base79, YouTubes Biggest Content Partner In Europe, Gets $10M From Peter Chernin, Others
As YouTube gets ready to make another round of investments into produced content for its video network, Base79, its largest partner in Europe with over 550 million views of its online video content pe...
06:24 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Projecteo Portable Projector Is The Natural Nostalgic Companion To Instagram
A new Kickstarter project getting underway today brings your Instagram photos to the way-back world of home picture projection, in a small, adorable package that suits perfectly the faux-vintage feel ...
06:04 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Heres A BlackBerry 10 Device Next To An iPhone 5
RIM is launching BlackBerry 10 in February 2013 with several devices. Little is known about these handsets but the pic here shows the touchscreen model next to an iPhone 5. Tantalizing, I know....
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Details $100 Rebate Program For Devices Left Out Of The Jelly Bean Dish
The Motorola non-Jelly Bean rebate program is finally here. Have a Motorola Android phone from 2011 or later that's not getting upgraded to Jelly Bean? Motorola will take the phone back and give you a...
05:47 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Not Interested In HTC-Style Settlement With Apple, Exec Says
Samsung has "no intention" to follow the example of HTC and work out a settlement with legal and consumer tech rival Apple, according to Samsung Electronics Head of Mobile J.K. Shin. He said so to rep...
05:32 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Still In Stealth, Origami Logic Gets $9.3M To Help Marketers Unfold And Make Sense Of Big Data
Talk to an engineer, and the world is full of big data promise. But those who work at the front end the tech industry -- business development, sales and marketing people, for example -- have largely b...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Online Billing SaaS Billtrust Raises $25M From Bain Capital Ventures
Billtrust, a company that provides a SaaS to manage online billing for companies, has raised $25 million in from Bain Capital Ventures. This brings Billtrust's total funding raised to $30 million....
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Wise Guys Alumni, VitalFields, Raises 250K For Its Agricultural Early Warning System
VitalFields, the Estonian startup that wants to help farmers make better use of data and act as a warning system for disease and pest issues, has raised a 250,000 (approx. $318k) seed round led by Sma...
05:12 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Serious Skype Security Flaw Prompts Password Reset Page Removal
Skype faced a fairly serious security threat today, thanks to a flaw in the system that allowed people to sign up with email addresses already in use by other users and then force password resets for ...
05:04 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Big Data App Platform Continuuity Raises $10M From Battery, Andreessen Horowitz And Others
Continuuity, a company that provides a big data platform as a service for developers, has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Battery Ventures and Ignition Partners. Andreessen Horowitz, Da...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Logitech Finally Outs OS X Support For Its Alert Security System
Logitech launched the Alert video security system in August of 2010. It now works with Macs. About damn time, Logitech....
04:41 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch SumUp, Another European Square, Expands To Italy, Spain And Holland, Now Covering 7 Countries 12 Weeks Into Launch
The landgrab among Square-influenced mobile payment companies in Europe continues apace: in today's development, SumUp -- which launched in August with more than $20 million in backing from b-to-v Par...
03:53 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Growing 100% Per Year, Mobile Ad Network Mojiva Raises Another $7M, As CEO Says This Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg
Mobile advertising network Mojiva has raised another $7 million in funding from current investors in the company, part of a larger raise the company is in the process of closing to hire more people, b...
03:53 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Growing 100% Per Year, Mobile Ad Network Mojiva Raises Another $7M, And CEO Says This Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg
Mobile advertising network Mojiva has raised another $7 million in funding from current investors in the company, part of a larger raise the company is in the process of closing to hire more people, b...
03:24 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Tapestry Raises $600K To Help Seniors Stay Connected With Their Family
Many countries are facing a demographic 'time bomb', or so we're told, as people are living longer than ever before. As a result, 'seniors' make up a significant (and growing) proportion of the market...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Undercutting Startups, Walmart Launches Food Subscription Service, Goodies.co, For $7 Per Month
Walmart’s experimentation with subscription-based commerce continues today, with the public launch of Goodies.co, a food subscription service featuring boxes of sample-sized treats shipped month...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia: Weve Stooped In Smartphones To Conquer In Windows Phone 8 We Will Innovate, Out-Maneuver, Outsell Everyone
Nokia is running ads in Europe for its Windows Phone 8 devices that are emblazoned with the legend 'everyone loves a comeback'. But with Google's Android OS now the undisputed champion of a market Nok...
01:43 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Gartner: Samsung Widens Its Lead Over Apple In Smartphones In Q3, But Overall Sales Of Mobile Handsets Down 3%
Gartner has this morning put out its numbers for how the mobile handset industry has performed in Q3. The topline figure is that the mobile industry overall continues to see pressure from the wider ec...
01:43 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Gartner: Samsung Widens Lead Over Apple In Smartphones In Q3, Overall Sales Of Mobile Handsets Down 3%
Gartner has this morning published its numbers for how the mobile handset industry performed in Q3. The topline figure is that the mobile industry overall continues to see pressure from the wider econ...
01:43 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Gartner: Android Accounted For 72% Of Smartphone Sales In Q3, Overall Sales Of Mobile Handsets Down 3%
Gartner has this morning published its numbers for how the mobile handset industry performed in Q3. The topline figure is that the mobile industry overall continues to see pressure from the wider econ...
01:11 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Japanese Hardware Layoffs Continue: Panasonic To Cut 10K More Workers In The Next 5 Months
The Japanese tech industry continues to feel the squeeze in the economy, with one of the most painful effects being more mass layoffs of workers. In the latest development, Panasonic Corp. says that i...
01:07 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Umeng, The Flurry of China, Says iOS Jailbreaking Is On The Decline
Here's some good news for mobile app makers looking to enter the Chinese market. Not only are there a whopping 200 million Android and iOS devices in circulation in China, jailbreaking is down from la...
12:36 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch 5 Reasons Why One Startup Gave Customers A Social Network Style Activity Stream
Application providers of all varieties are using activity streams. Microsoft announced this week that it is all in on social and will integrate Yammer into Sharepoint and Office365....
12:36 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch 5 Reasons Why One Startup Gave Customers A Social Network-Style Activity Stream
Application providers of all varieties are using activity streams. Microsoft announced this week that it is all in on social and will integrate Yammer into Sharepoint and Office 365....
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Finnish BYOD Startup, Miradore, Raises 1.2 Million Series B, Backed By Inventure, For Global Sales Push
Another BYOD-focused investment to add to the pile: Miradore, a Finnish mobile device management startup, has announced it's just closed a 1.2 million Series B funding round, with new backers includin...
10:51 am GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Gains Another Googler, Former Managing Director Of Commerce In Asia Pacific, Aliza Knox
According to a tip, Twitter has hired away another Google employee, and this time it's someone with a heavy focus on business and sales. The Googler is Aliza Knox, who ran Business and Sales for Shopp...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Tired Of Chasing Your Roommates For Money? SpaceSplitter Delivers Household Supplies And Splits Costs
Tonight at the New York Tech Meetup, SpaceSplitter presented the latest feature of its web application which makes it easier to get money out of your roommates for their share of the household items.O...
04:51 am GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch LeKiosk Books Another $7.1M For Its Online Store, As It Strives To Become The Spotify Of Magazines
Tablets, with their larger touchscreens that are less cumbersome than laptops, have been shown to lend themselves naturally to long-form content consumption, and that is spawning a new breed of servic...
03:51 am GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Gives A Hollywood Look To Open Source Center On GitHub
Netflix is going to the movies with its new Open Source Center on Github. In a clever play, Netflix has taken its well-known brand and placed it on GitHub to show each of its open-source projects as i...
03:37 am GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Watch: All The Videos From TechCrunchs Chicago Meetup [TCTV]
Last week was a very busy one for those of us on the Northern Meetups, TechCrunch's three-city tour through a few of North America's hottest (well, not literally) burgeoning tech hubs outside of the t...
03:33 am GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Foxconn Allegedly Replacing Human Workers With Robots
Foxconn has been planning to buy 1 million robots to replace human workers and it looks like that change, albeit gradual, is about to start....
03:28 am GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Libratone Zipp AirPlay Speaker
Libratone's speakers are normally crazy expensive. This one is just temporarily insane. Plus it's got a direct mode for when you're outside of Wi-Fi range, and a built-in battery, two things rare on a...
03:16 am GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch YCs Amicus Pulls In $3.2 Million To Bring Social Graph Smarts To Non-Profit Fundraising
Fundraising phone calls from strangers make people hang up. But if the caller's a friend, friend of a friend, or is similar to you, you're more likely to donate. Amicus has just raised $3.2 million to...
03:02 am GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch RIM To Sell BlackBerry 10 Smartphones Beginning In February
RIM will reportedly start selling smartphones based on its new BlackBerry 10 operating system beginning in February, 2013, the month after it officially announces them January 30 at an event announced...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch A Free Internet, If You Can Keep It
Editor's note:Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, represents Californias 16thCongressional District, which includes parts of Silicon Valley and San Jose in Santa Cl...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Chartio Improves The Way You Visualize Your Data
Y Combinator startup Chartio has come out of its quiet mode with its service for connecting databases to create charts and graphs without ever needing to upload data....
02:28 am GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Seeking Experience With A Crash-And-Burn Share Price, Facebook Hires Zynga CFO David Wehner As Finance VP
Zynga justreshuffled its management team, and one interesting departureis formerCFODavid Wehner who has leftto become Facebook's VP of Corporate Finance & Business Planning. He'll bring along what...
02:27 am GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Retools Exec Team For Mobile, In-House Experience: Mark Vranesh As CFO, David Ko As COO, Barry Cottle As CRO
Zynga today fought back against a slew of high-level departures it has suffered in recent months by announcing a slate of new appointments to C-level and executive roles. In all of these new appointme...
02:20 am GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Fischer And Lessin Say User Experience And Advertising Are Sides Of The Same Coin
Do Facebook's efforts to make money come at the cost of the user experience? Company executives David Fischer (vice president of marketing and business partnerships) and Sam Lessin (who heads the Iden...
01:23 am GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: The UpDesk Standing Desk Video Review
As a connoisseur of the standing desk, I can honestly say that the UpDesk is one of the best I've tried. Sure you can get them more cheaply, but this desk uses a built-in, electronic lifting system to...
12:50 am GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Designer Fund And The White House Challenge You To Redesign The Electronic Medical Record
Hey designers! You could build another app. Or you could save some lives by entering the White House's Health Design Challenge to give the electronic medical record a much-needed redesign. Right now t...
12:50 am GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch PlayHaven Lands $8M From GGV To Help App Developers Monetize Their Games, Expand Overseas
It ain't easy being a mobile game developer. Between developing an original, good-looking game to acquiring users, honing in on the right monetization strategy without bombarding users with annoying a...
12:44 am GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Brings Internet Explorer 10 Preview To Windows 7 PCs
As promised last month, Microsoft today expanded access to its Internet Explorer 10 web browser, by launching a preview of IE 10 for Windows 7. Previously, IE 10 was only available on Windows 8. The u...
12:39 am GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Here Maps App Coming To iOS, Apple Should Welcome It With Open Arms
Nokia today announced its plan to debut Here, the rebranded, enhanced version of Nokia Maps, on the iOS platform pending Apple's approval. It will be available as a free download, according to a Nokia...
12:09 am GMT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Techcrunch Mark Cuban Bought Facebook Stock, Right Before He Didnt
Dan Lyons has a post over on ReadWrite facilitating a classic Mark Cuban rant. Cuban is pissed about the Facebook Promote fees for the Dallas Mavericks Facebook page - he was asked for $3,000 to reach...
11:40 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Airbnb Debuts Local Lounges In SF To Expand Beyond Peoples Homes And Into Local Businesses
Airbnb, the San Francisco startup that has become known for hosting an online marketplace for listing and and booking short-term housing accomodations, is expanding beyond homes and into the local caf...
11:34 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch A Poem For Dropbox And Its 100 Million Users
"How do I love thee, cloud storage? Let me count the ways." You see, Dropbox's CEO Drew Houston is an inspiring guy, and a joy to talk to as a tech journalist because he's not afraid to describe the g...
11:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch eBay: Mobile-Only Sales Increased More Than 200 Percent In Q3
It looks like it will be a very mobile holiday season for eBay this year. The e-commerce company is releasing new numbers today around its mobile growth. Specifically, eBay mobile-only dollars transac...
11:24 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Hires Broadcasting & Cable Editor Ben Grossman To Lead Media Operations
Ben Grossman, editor-in-chief of long-lived trade magazine Broadcasting & Cable, announced this morning that he's joining Twitter as Head of Global Operations, Twitter Media.Naturally, the announc...
11:23 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Are You Ready For Faster Internet Speeds Kansas City? Google Fiber Starts Wiring Homes For Service
As you might be aware, Google Fiber has set out to make all the world, or at least Kansas City, have fast and accessible Internet access. Today, the company announced that it is now wiring homes in th...
11:19 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Airbnb Launches Neighborhoods, Providing The Definitive Travel Guide For Local Neighborhoods
Today in San Francisco, Airbnb announced the launch of Airbnb Neighborhoods. The new product allows users to find the experiences they want based on their interests and the particular parts of a city ...
11:04 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch E La Carte Releases More Powerful Version Of Customized Tablet For Restaurants
E la Carte, a company that develops a tableside tablet for the restaurant and related hospitality industries, is debuting a brand new version of its hardware for restaurants....
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Loyalty Rewards Startup LocalBonus Launches An iPhone App, Expands To 10 Cities And 1,200 Merchants
The new LocalBonus app provides an easy sign-up process, allowing users to simply take a picture of their credit card to begin receiving rewards. The app also lets users see merchants near them, as we...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch StackMob Ratchets Up The Competition: Makes API Calls Free, Launches A Marketplace For Third-Party Mobile Services
StackMob, an end-to-end development platform for mobile applications, is today announcing the launch of the StackMob Marketplace for third-party services, as well as changes to its pricing structure f...
10:42 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Steps Up In Its Mapping-Quest, Buys Earthmine For 3D Street Level Imaging
Nokia today is taking some big steps to upgrade its Maps division, starting with a big rebrand as Here. To beef up the service, today Nokia also announced that it has acquired earthmine, a specialist ...
10:42 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Steps Up Its Mapping-Quest, Buys Earthmine For 3D Street Level Imaging
Nokia today is taking some big steps to upgrade its Maps division, starting with a big rebrand as Here. To beef up the service, today Nokia also announced that it has acquired earthmine, a specialist ...
10:39 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Introduces Here, A Rebranding Of Its Maps Service That Goes Head-to-Head With Google
Nokia is capitalizing on its strong reputation regarding maps with a new product called Here today, which offers users a number of new features, like Collections, which lets users save and share locat...
10:24 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Hands-On With The HTC Droid DNA, Verizons First 1080p Android Powerhouse
HTC and Verizon's brief presentation wrapped up not long ago, which can only mean one thing -- nearly all the members of the press leapt from their seats and made a beeline for the demo units for some...
10:06 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Reveals Government Requests For User Data, Content Removal On The Rise
Google released an update to its Transparency Report today, detailing how government requests both for information about users and also for content removal from Google services. The numbers indicate a...
10:03 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Let The App Creation Era Begin: Yapp Events App Builder Launches Out Of Beta
Remember the time when web sites were reserved for businesses, or niche designers? Before the days of Tumblr and Wordpress and even MySpace (where I learned my first bit of basic code). Now anyone can...
10:01 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Search4BBM: The Killer App BlackBerry Would Be Crazy To Bake Into BB10
I have a confession to make... I've never-ever used a BlackBerry. I've been an iPhone owner since Gen 1, and frankly, can't even figure out how to operate an Android device (I tried). BlackBerry was n...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch 20M Members Strong, Etsy Passes $700M Mark For 2012 Sales; Nearly 100M Items Sold Overall
Etsy is releasing some new numbers this morning. The marketplace for hand crafted goods, which now has 20 million members (up from 15 million in May) in nearly 200 countries; passed the $700 million m...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch 500 Startups-Backed TenderTree Raises $1.3 Million To Expand Its Marketplace Of In-Home Caregivers
TenderTree wants to provide a way for folks to find in-home caregivers that are perfect for their family members. It does background checks on all the caregivers who apply and checks their accreditati...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Helps You Manage The Holiday Shopping Rush With In-Store Maps; Gift Lists, And More
As we near the holiday shopping rush around Thanksgiving and Black Friday; Google is updating its maps and Shopping products to help consumers navigate crowded malls, stores and research and buy toys ...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Learndot Launches Its Learning Platform For Corporate Universities
We've heard a lot about how massive open online courses like Udacity are disrupting the traditional world of higher education. Not too long ago, Learndot, which is officially launching today, wanted t...
09:59 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Wages War With Apple And The Rest Of The Tablet Industry, Unleashes Impressive Nexus 7 +Mobile
In July, after the Google I/O developer event, I reviewed the newly unveiled Nexus 7 tablet after using it for a bit. Most people fired out snap-reactions about their thoughts, but I decided to put it...
09:58 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Is Now The Data Fabric Tying Together Devices For 100M Registered Users Who Save 1B Files A Day
"At this scale, when you help people save 10 minutes or an hour, you're saving lifetimes of pain...And we're just getting started." That's what CEO Drew Houston thinks about his company hitting 100 mi...
09:55 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Nexus 4 Launch Nixed In Netherlands, Belgium As Demand Outstrips Supply But Just How Small Is The Supply?
Google's latest Nexus phone went on sale globally today but demand for the Android 4.2 smartphone has been burning through supply at a rate of knots -- apparently selling out in the U.K. in a matter o...
09:46 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Glyphs New iPhone App Tells You What Credit Cards To Use To Earn Better Rewards
Glyph is a new mobile application, now live in the iTunes App Store, that will tell you the best credit card to use in order to earn the most valuable rewards, whether that's cash back, travel or hote...
09:36 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Nexus 4 And Nexus 10 Go On Sale In The U.S. Online Play Store
Google has just put its new Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet up for sale at the Google Play web store. The phone retails for $299 for the 8GB version, and $349 for the 16GB variety. If you want ...
09:28 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Social Travel Site Gogobot Adds Realtime Hotel Pricing, OpenTable Integration & 360-Degree Looks Via Street View
While the online (and social) travel space has been contracting a bit after last year's barrage of new entrants, one of the few young companies that has been able to maintain not only a strong foothol...
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch HTC And Verizon Reveal The Jelly Bean-Powered Droid DNA: 5-Inch 1080p Display, 1.5GHz Snapdragon Chipset, Wireless Charging
It's anything but a secret at this point (really, the number of leaks is astounding even for HTC), but Verizon and HTC have just officially unveiled the Droid DNA here at their joint press conference ...
09:14 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint Will Wait To Launch Windows Phone 8 Until 2013
Windows Phone 8 is hitting Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile this year. But Sprint customers will have to wait until 2013. For unknown reasons, the carrier is not getting any versions of the Nokia or HTC...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Language Learning Service Duolingo Launches Its First iPhone App
The language learning service Duolingo currently has about 300,000 active users and continues to grow rapidly. Starting today, the service's users will also be able to work through their lessons on th...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch HoneyBook Takes Traditional Wedding Albums Online & Makes The Social
Palo Alto-basedHoneyBook is launching its online wedding albums service into private beta today, offering a way for couples to organize and share all the digital media related to their wedding, includ...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch HoneyBook Takes Traditional Wedding Albums Online & Makes Them Social
Palo Alto-basedHoneyBook is launching its online wedding albums service into private beta today, offering a way for couples to organize and share all the digital media related to their wedding, includ...
08:40 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch SocialWire Gets $2M From First Round Capital And Others To Be A One-Two Punch For Facebook Ads
With $2 million in seed capital from First Round Capital,Dave McClure, Joi Ito, Ariel Poler and Brian Sugar,SocialWire wants advertisers to hyper-optimize their Facebook ads experience. With SocialWir...
08:25 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Loosecubes Shutdown Casts A Shadow Over Workspace Marketplace Model
Loosecubes, a "community marketplace" for workspace which connected members with a desk or place to work, is shutting down. Friday, November 16th will be the last day the site honors reservations book...
08:04 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Retail Does More Than Twice The Business Of Other Stores In Sales Per Square Foot
Apple has once again come out on top in a RetailSails analysis of the top performing brick-and-mortar U.S. retail chains. Apple Retail does around $6,050 in sales volume per square feet in the United ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch With GrubHubs New Driver-Tracking Feature DeliveryHub, GrubHub Now Alerts Diners About Order Status, Shows Deliveries On A Map
Chicago-basedGrubHub, a startup that lets you order food for delivery or take out online or on mobile, is launching a new "Track Your Grub" set of features as a part of its DeliveryHub driver tracking...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Gift Card App Gyft Starts Holiday Push With New Re-gifting Option, Weekly Giveaways
Gyft, theTechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012finalistwhich lets you buy, store and share plastic gift cards on your iPhone, is starting its big holidays push with the introduction of a new feature which will al...
07:48 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Quantify Your Day: The $99 Fitbit One Activity Tracker Finally Starts Shipping
These days there's certainly no shortage of gadgets for the fitness freaks among you (some of them have even come back from the grave), and now the folks at Fitbit are finally ready to take another cr...
07:41 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Urinals Paved With Gold: Captive Media Raises $700K For Its Interactive Washroom Tech
(Or pissing money up a wall?)Captive Media, the UK interactive washroom startup, has raised a $700K funding round to help roll out its product -- a "pee controlled" media system (yes, you read that co...
07:16 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Citrix Is Preparing Cloud, A Relaunch Of The Cloud.com Service It Bought In 2011 For $200M+
Cloud services are where the action is for enterprise IT companies right now, and Citrix, which bought the open source, cloud-computing platform Cloud.com for upwards of $200 million in 2011 (getting ...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch The Jawbone UP Is Back And Its Sorry For All Those Battery Problems
The Jawbone UP was the quantified human's favorite device. The pedometer/silent alarm/sleep sensor was a rubber bracelet that just sat there - you didn't have to do much except charge it every few wee...
07:04 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Former Orbitz Security Chief Lands $5.25M For Risk IO, A Vulnerability Intelligence Platform
As Kaspersky Labs details in its latest State of the Union, the threats to the IT landscape are changing, as security teams now have to juggle threats coming from both new geographies and platforms --...
07:02 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Hipmunk Launches Improved Hotel Search, Complete With Neighborhood Guides Written By Locals
Travel startup Hipmunk is launching a big redesign of its hotel search feature today, one that should help travelers find a hotel in the neighborhood that best matches the type of trip that they're lo...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Adds AirPlay-Like Functionality For Google TV With An Update To Its Android App
The addition of the Google TV connectivity to YouTubes Android apps will go a long way toward improving usability of both. The new feature will allow YouTube viewers to browse, search, and navigate vi...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Corona Labs Raises An Additional $2 Million To Grow Its Mobile App Framework, Corona SDK
Corona Labs(formerly Ansca Mobile), the makers of the cross-platform mobile app development framework known as the Corona SDK, has raised an additional $2 million in funding from existing investor Mer...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Vimeo Previews Its Pay-To-View Movie Service, Adding Another Monetization Option For Content Owners
Vimeo is launching the preview version of its upcoming pay-to-view service, highlighted by six films that viewers will be able to pay to access not only through the Vimeo website, but also through mob...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch BandPage Connect Lets Musicians Keep Their Online Profiles In Sync, Starting With WordPress And 12 More
It sucks being in a band. No, no, playing music and the groupies seem great, but updating all your web presences one by one with your new songs or videos must be a drag. BandPage Connect wants to make...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Quik.io Launches To Enable Users To Access Their Media Files Across Multiple Devices
Quik.io works like this: Through an app, users are able to easily synchronize content across devices, enabling them to wirelessly move their photos and other media files to PCs or Macs. Once stored th...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch 1.4M Photo Uploads Later, Foap Turns To The Crowd To Approve Marketplace Submissions
When Foap first launched its iPhone app and markeplace to let users upload and sell their photos, it relied on a manual approval process designed to keep the quality high in a bid to give the traditio...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Evergram Launches A Future Messaging Platform For Life Events, Including Weddings, Birthdays, Online Memorials & More
You may remember Evergramas the company whose co-founder, Duncan Seay,pitched the media in a wedding dress in the Startup Alley at this year's TechCrunch Disrupt SF. The dress may have brought him att...
06:23 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Big Shipment Of Grey Market iPhones And iPads Busted At Hong Kong Border
Apple's iPhone 5 is a popular grey market item, and the proximity of Hong Kong to mainland China makes that country a particularly popular choice for stocking up on Apple hardware to be resold in the ...
06:12 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Another Win For Quantified Self And Big Data Startups: Weight Loss Platform Retrofit Gains An $8M Series A Round Led By DFJ
The weight loss and health industries have collided head-on with the tech world, with even the most mainstream depictions of startup life pitching products to help people stay trim and out of the doct...
06:06 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch High-End Specs + Low Price + No Wireless Contract = Success For The Nexus 4
Have you heard? The Nexus 4 is a hit. UK buyers effectively depleted the Google Store's supply almost immediately after it was available. Of course without hard sales numbers that stat is a little use...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Disrupt Finalist TalkTo Brings Its SMS-Based Communication Platform To The Web
Disrupt finalist TalkTo is today bringing its powerful communication platform for local businesses and consumers to the web. In its most basic form, the result is a Google-type search experience combi...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Visas Digital Wallet V.me Exits Beta With 50 U.S. Banks Participating; Point-of-Sale Integration, Mobile Apps Due In Early 2013
As the digital wallet battle rages on here in the U.S., with Google Wallet, Amex's Serve, MasterCard's PayPass, Square, PayPal, carrier-backed Isis, and others all wrangling for a piece of the action,...
05:25 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Galaxy Nexus And Nexus 7 Owners: You Can Manually Update To Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Now
Google will be delivering Android 4.2 updates to owners of its Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy 7 devices over-the-air, and likely very soon, but if you're just not able to wait, there's a way to update manual...
05:08 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Iraq Veterans Launch RallyPoint: A LinkedIn For The Military (And Life After)
According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, while the unemployment rate among U.S. veterans has dropped to 8.3 percent, it still sits above the national average, and for younger vets, the rate is eve...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch The Airbnb For Pets, DogVacay, Raises $6M From Benchmark
DogVacay, which launched in March this year as an Airbnb for dogs, has raised $6 million in new funding from Benchmark Capital. This round comes after previous funding from incubator Science, First Ro...
04:51 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Latin Americas Navent Raises $30M From Riverwood Capital, Tiger Global To Bolster Regional Online Classifieds Business
Latin American real estate and jobs classifieds company, Navent, has announced it's raised $30 million in incremental funding from global technology private equity firm Riverwood Capital and global in...
04:38 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch BYOD Startup Skycure Inks $3M Seed Round With Israeli VC Pitango
With an estimated 65% of big global companies looking to implement Bring Your Own Device policies by the end of this yea, the BYOD market - which turns your chosen smartphone into a fire-walled enterp...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify Is Now Live In 17 Countries After Quietly Adding Ireland And Luxembourg Today
The music streaming juggernaut that is Spotify continues to gain momentum, although today was possibly more of a gentle acceleration than a turbo charge: today the company quietly launched its service...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Wanderful Media Acquires Mobile Newspaper Shopping Ads Platform iCircular From The AP
Wanderful Media, which aims to digitize circulars (the printed flyers you find in your mailbox full of the latest deals and coupons), has acquired iCircular from The Associated Press....
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Kapor Capitals Ross Fubini Joins Canaan Partners, Plans To Back Enterprise Consumerization Startups
Ross Fubini, formerly of Kapor Capital, has joined Canaan Partners as a venture partner.At Kapor,Fubiniled investments in Piazza,CitrusLane,GingerIO,KarmaLoop,ElationEMR,OmadaHealth andHealthLoop. His...
02:58 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Nexus 4 Smartphone Sells Out In U.K. Within Hours Of Going On Sale; 32GB Nexus 10 Tablet Also Out Of Stock
Google's latest Nexus-branded hardware went on sale in Europe today. The Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet both went on sale today on Google's Play store, alongside the refreshed Nexus 7 tablet. ...
02:46 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Commits 1M To German Startups Via Berlin Start-up Center, The Factory
Google has a number of initiatives aimed at entrepreneurs globally, and a thread of a strategy appears to be emerging in Europe, albeit with different approaches. The tech giant has already supported ...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Europes Square iZettle Exits Beta In Nordics And Finds Workaround For Visa Acceptance
iZettle -- often called the "Square of Europe" for being an early mover on its dongle-based mobile payment service for small merchants -- is definitely getting down to business. Today, the Swedish-bas...
01:39 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch SeatID Launches Service To Book A Flight Based On Your Social Network
A new startup, SeatID, wants to change the way you fly. Their service lets you use your social network to help pick your next flight and seat assignment. SeatID is available starting today on the Uk...
01:12 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch The Next CEO Of Microsoft Suddenly No Longer Works At Microsoft
"Floored." "Wow." "Wild."Those are some of the reactions within Microsoft tonight upon hearing thatWindows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky would be leaving the company "effective immediatel...
12:27 pm GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch The Wrong Man For The Job, Microsoft In The Aftermath of Steven Sinofskys Departure
Now that StevenSinofsky has left Microsoftas President of the Windows division, the question now comes down to what happened and the implications his departure means for the company....
10:02 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch DataSift Raises $15M To Help Businesses Mine And Analyze Social Data
DataSift, a company that provides developers and third parties with access to Twitter, Facebook and other social data sources, has raised $15.25 million in Series B funding led by Scale Venture Partne...
10:01 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch BuyVia Takes On ShopSavvy With Price Comparisons, Local Deals & Geo-Targeted Price Alerts
Emerging out of stealth mode today, San Francisco-based startup BuyVia is throwing its hat into the ring as another shopping service and mobile app designed for price comparisons. The company ispredom...
07:39 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Windows President, Steven Sinofsky, Leaves Company Following Launch Of Windows 8
Microsoft has just dropped a major bombshell:Steven Sinofsky, President, Windows Division, is leaving the company, effective immediately. The news is being characterized as a mutual decision, but indu...
06:56 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Tremor Co-founder Grabs $4.3M For Connected Sports Ventures To Bring Sports To Life Through The Second Screen
Two years ago, Jason Glickman stepped down as the CEO and executive chairman of Tremor Media, a company he co-founded back in 2005 and helped grow into one of the largest video ad networks on the Web....
06:00 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Tracks Photo-Sharing Service Adds The Ability To Create Tracks Via Web. What Now, Instagram?
Today photo sharing app Tracks has announced version 2.0 of its website. New features include the ability to create photo tracks via the web. In other words, Tracks just opened itself up to the world...
05:53 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Heres Why Cheap Cameras Are So Bad
This Khan Academy Project video by Karl R.C. Wendt shows you what's exactly inside a cheap digital camera. Wendt explains a bit about what's inside a camera and, more important, why this camera in par...
05:16 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The VetsInTech Hackathon Participants And Its Winner, Bugl.co [TCTV]
This weekend, TechCrunch attended a very cool event called the Vets In Tech Hackathon. The teams at the event weren't normal hackers, the majority of them consisted of Military Veterans, which as a na...
04:38 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch CoTweet Founders Reunite, Raise Seed Round For Their New Company Seesaw
An interesting team is getting back together for something new, and it's worth noting. The founders of CoTweet, a company which was acquired by ExactTarget, is joining forces for a new startup called ...
04:11 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch AKQAs Tom Bedecarr: In 2020, Apple Will Be The Worlds Most Powerful Media Company
This afternoon's media-focused discussion at the Techonomy conference concluded with moderator Dave Morgan of Simulmedia asking panelists to predict the world's most powerful media company in 2020. Tw...
04:06 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Soundfreaq Sound Rise
It may be a bit obsolete without Lightning support out of the box, but the Soundfreaq Sound Rise is a cool clock radio that offers great styling, Bluetooth streaming support, and some great speakers....
03:42 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Hires Former Google VP and Deputy General Counsel Of Seven Years, Nicole Wong
Today, Twitter made a huge splash with Nicole Wong starting her new role at the company. Why is this big? Wong was formerly a VP and Deputy General Counsel at Google. She spent over seven years with t...
03:28 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Quora Gets Answers For Your Urgent And Mobile Questions By Suggesting You Ask Experts Online Now
Quora's priorities are growth, hosting a wider range of questions, and mobile -- which is now 25% of its traffic. So to attract people who need quick answers, especially on the go, it isstarting to sh...
03:24 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Faces $252 Million Fine In France Over Taxes, Prepares To Legally Challenge The Accusation
Another big Internet company is the target of Direction gnrale des finances - Frances equivalent of the IRS - due to tax noncompliance. The agency is asking Amazon to pay $252 million in non-reported ...
03:17 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch MITs Media Lab Releases Experimental Game That Bends The Laws Of Relativity
Understanding relativity is hard but playing games is easy. What's a physicist to do? Why, make a game about walking near the speed of light, of course, silly!...
02:36 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch LeWeb Paris Program Announced: The Internet Of Things With Nest, Fitbit, Lockitron, NASA & Others
LeWeb Paris is less than a month away and conference organizersLoic and Geraldine Le Meur just posted this year's schedule. The theme of the event, which is scheduled to run from December 4th to 6th, ...
02:14 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Shopping Launches Features To Help You Read Reviews From People You Know
Since Google's social layer, Google+, is making its way into all of the company's products, its Shopping venture isn't being left out. Today, the company announced two new features for Google Sho...
02:02 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Revel Systems Signs On Goodwill And Belkin As It Focuses On Expanding Retail Reach
Revel Systems, the company behind iPad-based POS products that have mostly been focused on restaurant customers, today announced the addition of two major new retail clients to its portfolio, as well ...
01:24 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch An Interview With Publisher Josh Karp On His Media Funding Solution, Kumbuya [TCTV]
Josh Karp is an idealist. His last venture, the Printed Blog, is a charming, sometimes beautiful example of what can happen when you connect the immediacy of the web with the permanence of print. Now,...
01:15 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Greylocks Simon Rothman Joins Apartment List Advisory Board As The Startup Looks Beyond Apartments
Apartment List, an apartment search engine that launched at TechCrunch Disrupt this fall, says that Simon Rothman, an executive in residence at Greylock Partners, has joined the company's advisory boa...
12:52 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Drops Yammer Prices, Sends Message To The Market That It Is All In On Social
Microsoft has issued a roadmap for Yammer that includes a drop in pricing and deeper integration with Sharepoint and Office365.The news comes as Microsoft holds its annual Sharepoint conference in Las...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch FTC Puts The Pressure On Google To Settle Over Antitrust Talks, Or Face Formal Complaint
According to Bloomberg, the FTC is turning up the heat on Google over ongoing antitrust talks about the company's practices. In fact, the FTC wants to settle the issue, or it will move forward with a ...
12:28 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch This Facebook All Link Lets You See An Unfiltered News Feed, But It Might Get Shut Down
Facebook filters the news feed so you only see the 15% or so of stories it thinks you'll find most interesting. But a newly discovered "All" link shows you almost everything posted by your friends and...
12:28 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch This Facebook All Link Lets You See An Almost Unfiltered News Feed, But It Might Get Shut Down
Facebook filters the news feed so you only see the 15% or so of stories it thinks you'll find most interesting. But a newly discovered "All" link shows you almost everything posted by your friends and...
12:28 am GMT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Techcrunch This Facebook All Link Let You See An Almost Unfiltered News Feed, Until Facebook Shut It Down
Facebook filters the news feed so you only see the 15% or so of stories it thinks you'll find most interesting. But a newly discovered "All" link shows you almost everything posted by your friends and...
11:59 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Experience Time Warp With MITs New Special Relativity 3D Educational Game
Ever wonder what it would look like to travel at the speed of light? The folks at MIT's education games lab have created a simple 3D simulator to teach the masses about the counterintuitive principles...
11:54 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Shipping Times For iPhone 5 Improve To 2-3 Weeks Via Apples Online Store
Shipping times for Apple's iPhone 5 have improved from 3-4 weeks, to 2-3 weeks as of today. Times are now one week better for all models of iPhone, including 16 through 64GB of storage and on all carr...
11:26 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Google And Acer Debut $199 C7 Chromebook, Leave Us Wondering How Low They Can Go
Google and Samsung recently unveiled a $249 Chromebook, which seemed like a new pricing floor for a capable, light computer that's designed for users who spend most of their computing time on the web....
10:50 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch LaunchRock CEO Unveils Big Revamp While Being Pelted With Garbage
LaunchRock, the company that helps other startups acquire customers, is announcing a new, more customizable version of its service today.The initial version of LaunchRock was focused on helping startu...
10:31 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Welcome To The TechCrunch Gadgets 2012 Gift Guide
Sure, it's a bit early but we've been saving up gadgets and gizmos a-plenty for you all and we're ready to share some of the coolest hardware, gear, and geegaws with you and yours. The goal is to get ...
10:17 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T To Launch Samsungs $499 Galaxy Camera On November 16
Regardless of how you feel about the concept, Samsung's Galaxy Camera is finally making its way to the United States. AT&T has just announced it will it launch the curious camera on November 16 (i...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Backend-As-A-Service Provider Kinvey Adds Facebook Open Graph Integration For Mobile Apps
TechStars Boston alum Kinvey, a backend-as-a-service provider for web and mobile applications, is today announcing support for Facebook's Open Graph in the iOS and Android applications built on its pl...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Kinvey Lets App Developers Plug Into Facebooks Open Graph Without A Web Server
TechStars Boston alum Kinvey, a backend-as-a-service provider for web and mobile applications, is today announcing support for Facebook's Open Graph in the iOS and Android applications built on its pl...
09:47 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch LiveU Picks Up Another $27M Led By Lightspeed For Its B2B Mobile Video Transmission Tech
LiveU, a provider of video transmission technology that works over cellular and WiFi networks, and is used by media companies (including TechCrunch, but also the BBC and NBC) that need to record and t...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Chicago Meetup: Startup Sails Are Full In The Windy City
We did it Chicago. Thanks to you, we had a great meetup to close out our northern meetups series last week. People made the trek out to the Zhou B gallery on Chicago's south side for a night of networ...
09:21 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Tech Publisher Ziff Davis Acquired By j2 Global For $167M To Roll Up AdsMedia Platform
All change in tech media! Ziff Davis, best known for PCMag.com, ComputerShopper, ExtremeTech, Toolbox.com and Geek.com, has been acquired by j2 Global, Inc. a provider of business cloud services. Acco...
08:58 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Ativ Odyssey Image Gets Leaked Ahead Of December Launch
The existence of Samsung's Verizon-bound Ativ Odyssey smartphone was one of the bigger surprises at Microsofts recent Windows Phone 8 launch event it was the only handset highlighted that hadnt alrea...
08:31 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Online Sports Betting Exchange, Betfair, Confirms UK MD To Leave; German Exit Plus Regional Staff Cuts Point To Strategic Review
Online sports betting exchange Betfair has confirmed its UK MD, Peter Marcus, is leaving the company. Marcus, who was hired just over a year ago, oversees its UK-facing business including the Sports E...
08:15 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Biz2Credit Provides Startup Loans In Minutes With Options From 1,100 Lenders, Releases New iPad App
When it comes to financing small businesses, loans remain an important option. Biz2Credit simplifies the process greatly by removing the need to contact different institutions and waste time. With the...
08:12 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Releases Two New iPad Mini Ads For iBooks, iPhoto
If you haven't seen Apple's adorable Heart and Soul iPad mini ad, you've probably been living under a rock. But chances are you haven't seen the last two ads, highlighting iPhoto and iBooks. Interesti...
08:08 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Ebay And AEG Want To Make Music Together With New Ticketing, Merchandizing, Sponsorship Partnership
Lots of people today already use eBay and its ticketing site StubHub for ticket event purchases and trades; today eBay extended and further formalized that role, with a new global partnership with AEG...
08:05 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch OMG! Cursive Education On the Chopping Block
Cursive may be going the way of the Dodo bird and newspapers: Kansas is mulling a decision to cut cursive education and prioritize typing skills. Parents want to know what your school is doing to teac...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Shoppers Set To Receive LTE iPads By Friday, November 16
Some buyers of Apple's 4th generation iPad with LTE are receiving notices that their shipments will arrive by November 16, otherwise known as this coming Friday. The latest iPad had originally been an...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Harvest Launches Platform To Let Developers Add Time Tracking Features To Any App
Harvest has today implemented a new way to integrate its time tracking product directly into existing project management applications. It's called the Harvest Platform. All it takes is 15 minutes to d...
07:42 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch TripIt Owner Concur Launches $150 Million Perfect Trip Fund To Invest In Travel Startups; Invests $2 Million In Evatures Virtual Travel Agent
Concur, a travel and expense management solutions provider, and owner of popular mobile trip planning app TripIt, is announcing today the launch of a $150 million fund called the "Concur Perfect Trip ...
07:24 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsens NM Incite Acquires SocialGuide To Measure The Impact Of Social TV
NM Incite, a social media analytics and research joint venture between Nielsen and McKinsey, just announced that it has acquired New York-based social TV startup SocialGuide.SocialGuide's tools suppos...
07:22 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Rumored To Begin Trial Production Of iPhone 5S Soon: Farewell Yearly Update Cycle?
A new report today claiming Apple is prepping an iPhone 5S for test production in December and volume manufacturing early in 2013 is spreading like wildfire through the blogosphere. The initial source...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch ShopRunner Takes On Amazon With Local Delivery System For Online Retail Purchases
ShopRunner, a company that offers two-day shipping across a network os retailers, is debuting a new service today, PickupPoints, which allows consumers to receive packages from purchases made online a...
05:40 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Reportedly Swallows A 20% Price Hike For Its Samsung-Supplied Mobile Processors
Samsung has reportedly increased the price of the mobile processors it manufactures for Apple's iOS devices by 20 percent, according to South Korean daily newspaper Chosun Ilbo, which says it received...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile-First Enterprise Startup DoubleDutch Raises $4 Million Series B From Floodgate & Others
Enterprise mobile startupDoubleDutchhas raised $4 million in Series B funding, in a new round led by Floodgate, with participation from Bullpen Capital and Lightbank. The funding will see Floodgate's ...
05:14 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch BlackBerry 10 Launch Event On January 30, 2013 To Detail First Two BB10 Smartphones
RIM has announced today that it will be holding a launch event for BlackBerry 10 on January 30, 2013. This will take place simultaneously at multiple locations around the world, and will include the u...
05:01 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch One Year Later, YouTube Pulling The Plug On 60% Of Its Original Content Channels
By a show of hands, who regularly watches content from YouTube's so-called channels? You know, the channels partly funded by YouTube with the goal to make YouTube more like traditional television. So ...
03:25 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch The Europas The European Tech Startup Awards Is Back. Get Nominating.
Since 2009 I have thrown together a little celebration of the technology startup scene in Europe. It started out very simply as an opportunity to get the best minds on the business to pour over the sc...
03:23 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Photo Sharing App EyeEm Eyes Up Revenue Model After Passing 1M Downloads
Arguably, the boat has already sailed for photo sharing and discovery apps, but that isnt stopping EyeEm from pushing on regardless. The Berlin-based startup, which has apps for iOS, Android, and Wind...
03:16 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Surface Sales Starting Modestly, Says Ballmer; Wont Give Exact Sales Figures
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has told a French newspaper that sales of Redmond's shiny new Windows 8 tablet PC, Surface, have gotten off to a modest start. Talking to French daily Le Parisien, publishe...
02:56 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Samwers Online Shopping Mall Lazada Gets $40M From Shareholder Kinnevik To Push The Amazon Model In Asia
Amazon's global march has yet to take it into emerging markets like Vietnam and Malaysia, so the Samwer brothers have smelled an opportunity to build out their own version in the absence of Amazon its...
01:10 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch U.K. 4G Auction Rules Finalized: Combined Reserve Of 1.3BN For 800MHz, 2.6GHz Spectrum; 4G Services To Go Live In MayJune
The rules for the U.K.'s forthcoming 4G auction have been published by telecoms regulator Ofcom. The reserve price for the two swathes of spectrum going under the hammer (800MHz, 2.6GHz) has been set ...
01:02 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Ex-Googler Launches Chadwick: A Slick AI-Based App That Helps You Track NBA Games On The Go
With the NBA season now fully underway and our attention spans being continuously pushed to the max (not to mention Yahoo's pissing off fantasy football fans), it seems like the perfect time to introd...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Come To TechCrunch Tokyo 2012 This Thursday
TechCrunch's Japan office is bringing together folks from the local and West Coast's startup communities this Thursday for an all-day event in Tokyo's Roppongi Hills area.Doors open at 10 a.m. and a h...
08:08 am GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Stomps On Tapjoys App Download Circle Jerk (Again)
Memories of Scamville have faded, and we don’t see the kind brazen customer ripoff schemes from the big gaming companies these days. But the main company behind Scamville, Offerpal (the company ...
06:54 am GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Whos Vulnerable Among the Internets Fantastic Four? Techonomy Panelists Say Its Apple And Facebook
Most of the discussion about "the Internet's Fantastic Four" at the Techonomy conference this afternoon focused on the ways Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google have come to dominate the online landsca...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Signs It Might Be Time To Consider Hiring A CEO
Editor's note:This is Part II of a two-part guest post written by legendary Silicon Valley investorVinod Khosla, the founder ofKhosla Ventures. In Part I, he offered suggestions for founders on if, wh...
05:07 am GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch The Surface Of Mars: My Date With A Microsoft Kiosk
Whats the best feature of the Surface?Um, everything.Thus began my experience at a local mall buying a Microsoft Surface....
04:00 am GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Setting The Stage For Detroits Renaissance: Music, Automotive, And Manufacturing
Detroit used to be the fourth most populous city in the United States. As of 2010, with a population of around 750,000, it ranks 18th. It's not news that the economy of the city, largely reliant on th...
03:55 am GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Startups Dont Pivot We Do Yoga
Editor's note:In response to our recent article on Jolicloud's apparent third or fourth shift in direction, CEO and co-founder Tariq Krim wished to take the writer, Mike Butcher, to task on the 'perce...
02:31 am GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch 5 Rules For API Management
APIs are the glue that connect apps. It's as true for consumer apps as it is for the enterprise. API management platforms have come into vogue as apps proliferate across the enterprise.As APIs rise in...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Explore Shakespeare iPad Apps
The Explore Shakespeare iPad apps are interactive versions of Shakespeare plays, made on behalf of venerable British publisher, Cambridge University Press. In addition to the full text of either Macbe...
01:29 am GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch With HTC Patent Deal, Apple Is Going For Androids Jugular
Editor's note:Ansel Halliburtonis a lawyer at ComputerLaw Group, a boutique law firm in Palo Alto specializing in intellectual property litigation and entrepreneurship. Apple and HTC announced yesterd...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Techcrunch Detroit Hack City
Driving through downtown Detroit is like seeing a city after the Fall. The streets are empty, and there are entire buildings devoid of windows, let alone occupants. It's the Rust Belt writ large, a re...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Techcrunch Iterations: Putting Entrepreneurial Risk In Perspective
In todays world of popularized tech entrepreneurship, especially the consumer-facing variety, the constant (social) media attention maintains a fever pitch. In this current lifestyle wave, the plethor...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Techcrunch Pre-Mature Facebook Election Hype, A Response To @TheAtlantic
If social media mattered in elections, Ron Paul would have likely been the Republican presidential candidate, not Mitt Romney. Despite being the conversational hub of the election, Facebook is neither...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Techcrunch Premature Facebook Election Hype, A Response To The Atlantic
If social media mattered in elections, Ron Paul would have likely been the Republican presidential candidate, not Mitt Romney. Despite being the conversational hub of the election, Facebook is neither...
09:30 pm GMT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Techcrunch eProf Puts Teachers In Control Of Live, Interactive Online Classrooms
The education sector rarely if ever gets enough attention. It's simply not as sexy as social, mobile, local, but the tides are changing in a huge way in EdTech, and co-founder and CEO of eProf Trevor ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Techcrunch The US Needs To Focus Its Educational Efforts On Talented Americans
Editor's note:Jonathan Wai is a researcher and writer at the Duke University Talent Identification Program and author of Finding the Next Einstein: Why smart is relative for Psychology Today. Follow h...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Techcrunch Startups Find Fertile Ground For Explosive Growth In Latin America
Editor's note:Maria Rocio Paniaguacurrently works as a project manager atInnku, one of the top mobile and web workshops in Mexico.Mexico 15 years ago may not look very different from today if seen fro...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Techcrunch An Entrepreneurs Guide To Patents: The Basics
Editor's note: Brad Woodcox is a technical specialist focusing on startup development for Novak Druce + Quigg, an intellectual property super boutique law firm.Patents. A single word that incites...
08:26 am GMT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Techcrunch Does Apples HTC Agreement Indicate A Softening Of Its Approach To Patent Litigation?
Apple and HTC today announced jointly a settlement of all ongoing patent litigation between the two, in a licensing agreement with a 10-year term, any further terms of which were not released. Many wi...
07:14 am GMT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Techcrunch Apple And HTC Settle Remaining Lawsuits
In a press statement released late tonight, smartphone titans Apple and HTC have said that they have settled all outstanding legal disputes. The settlement includes a 10-year-licence agreement between...
06:00 am GMT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Techcrunch Are Games Really That Persuasive?
Beyond the levels, badges, reward points and promised engagement increases, there are many behaviourist game designers who see games as persuasive tools for social change. They see a very wide range o...
03:05 am GMT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify Is Having A Good 2012: Revenues Could Reach $500M As It Expands The Digital Music Market
Spotify, the streaming music startup, was having serious trouble paying its bills, if you believed reports from earlier this year. Its 2011 financials showed a loss of nearly $60 million on revenues o...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Techcrunch Watch: All The Videos From TechCrunchs Detroit Meetup [TCTV]
We had an amazing time in Detroit this week, the second stop in our three-city tour for the TechCrunch Northern Meetups. We spent two very full days in the Motor City area talking with developers, ent...
02:49 am GMT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Plans To Woo Would-Be BlackBerry 10 Game Developers With Money And Hardware
As work on BlackBerry 10 continues behind closed doors, Waterloo-based RIM is gearing up to make yet another attempt to woo would-be BlackBerry 10 developers to its cause. This time though the company...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Techcrunch How Jaiku Made Prezi Focus On The US Market
Editor's note:Peter Arvai, founder and CEO of Prezi, is working to help people share ideas.Just months before Twitter launched in 2006, a company launched in Helsinki, Finland -- the land of Nokia, ru...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: LTE Edition
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor this one was recorded on location in Orlando at the Gartner Symposium late last month. It's the bleeding edge of LTE produ...
10:03 pm GMT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Techcrunch Crazy Like A Fox: Donate To Charity And Have Your Twitter Name Tattooed On Me
So before you think, "Wow, Drew's a self-promoting jerk", which I'm really not, I want to tell you a story about a little girl named Alex Scott. Alex and her family hail from my home city of Philadelp...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Techcrunch If, When, And How To Avoid Hiring A CEO
Editor's note: This is Part I of a two-part guest post written by legendary Silicon Valley investor Vinod Khosla, the founder of Khosla Ventures. In Part II, he willexamine the signs it might be time ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Techcrunch Where I Went Wrong, Second Annual Edition
Happy anniversary to me: Ive now been writing this here weekly column for exactly two years. Over the last year I have opined, prescribed, and predicted many things. And now, like last year, as part o...
12:45 pm GMT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Techcrunch Part Incubator, Workspace & Code School, Galvanize Wants To Turn Denver Into A Startup Hub; Uber, Forkly & More Already On Board
It's not quite as cool as working next to other startups on a boat in international waters, but when it comes to appealing settings in which to build a business, the Rocky Mountains aren't half bad. F...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Techcrunch The Irony Of Measuring Digital Influence
Editor's note: Michael Wu is the Principal Scientist of Analytics atLithium.Social media is a required avenue for brands to engage their customers. However, social media engagement is primarily based ...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Techcrunch The Problem With Measuring Digital Influence
Editor's note: Michael Wu is the Principal Scientist of Analytics atLithium.Social media is a required avenue for brands to engage their customers. However, social media engagement is primarily based ...
08:39 am GMT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Techcrunch ToyTalk, The Company With The Futuristic Talking Bear, Raises $11.5M from Charles Rivers Ventures
We told you about a cool, futuristic, talking bear a bit ago, and apparently we weren't the only ones blown away by it. Today, The Next Web reported that ToyTalk has raised $11.5M from Charles Rivers ...
05:30 am GMT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Techcrunch Zazzle Partners with Dodocase To Offer An iPad Case Thats Sturdy, Old-Fashioned And Customizable
Custom product companyZazzle just announced that it's teaming up with Dodocase, the manufacturer behind what we've described as "one of TechCrunchs favorite iPad cases."When I met with Zazzle's co-fou...
03:53 am GMT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Techcrunch Lawdingo Makes It Easy To Find And Instantly Consult A Lawyer Online
Companies like LegalZoom try to replace the basic services offered by attorneys, but sometimes you still need to talk to a real, live lawyer. So a startup called Lawdingo makes it easier to find one.W...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Techcrunch China Blocks Virtually All Of Googles Web Services As 18th Party Congress Gets Underway
According to multiple reports, China recently started blocking numerous Google services, including Gmail, Google Maps and others that usually pass through the country's so-called Great Firewall. Googl...
01:42 am GMT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Announces Acquisition Of November Software To Build Mid-Core Game Battlestone
Zynga announced this morning that it has acquired game developer November Software for an undisclosed amount.The acquisition apparently occurred back in the spring, but Zynga is only announcing it now...
01:32 am GMT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Techcrunch Google Shopper For iOS And Android Gets A Pre-Holidays Update With More Deals And GoodGuide Ratings
Just like every year, there will surely be long lines in front of your local Walmart, Best Buy and Macy's on Black Friday in two weeks (assuming you live in the U.S.). With the shopping season about t...
01:10 am GMT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Techcrunch Motor City Meetup: A Startup Hotbed In The Making
We had a blast, Detroit. Thanks for having us.On a brisk November night the city of Detroit -- no, the entire Detroit region -- turned out for our first Meetup in the Motor City. We took over all four...
12:27 am GMT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Techcrunch If You Use Facebook Camera Or Messenger, Youre One Of Zucks Guinea Pigs
How does Facebook know what features are good enough for its main smartphone apps? It tests them on the power users of its standalone apps Camera and Messenger. If the guinea pigs dig a new gesture or...
11:58 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Lobbying Europe On Unreasonable And Unrealistic Privacy Law Reform But EC Commissioner Doesnt Sound Like Shes For Turning
Facebook hasn't exactly had smooth relations with Europe. In September it had to turn off facial recognition in the EU, for instance. But operating conditions in Europe look set to get a whole lot tou...
11:44 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Notes From A Startup Night: The Enterprise Can Be As Boring As Hell But The Whole Goddamn Thing Is Paved With Gold
I listened to the presentations from a group of "enterprise" startups last night and pretty much from the start I had to suppress my groans. This was dry stuff. But I knew underneath the companies rep...
11:35 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Consumer Electronics Make Up 75% Of SecondMarkets Third Quarter Transactions, Social Media Down To 1.2%
What a change a year makes. SecondMarket, which helps arrange sales for stock of privately-held companies, said three-fourths of its transactions in the last quarter were for consumer electronics comp...
11:11 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Wowzapp Hackathon Attracts 17,000 Student Developers Who Want To Build Windows Apps
Three weeks ago, Microsoft announced that it would hold a freeglobal hackathon in over 100 cities around the globe. Today is the first day of this "Wowzapp 2012" event and Microsoft just announced tha...
10:56 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Betaworks Launches Swirl To Let You Easily Create Albums From Instagram & Twitter Hashtags
Today, the New York City-based don't-call-me-an-incubator incubator known as betaworks is launching its latest startup following its acquisition of Digg this past summer. Betaworks is primarily focuse...
10:42 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Personify Live Uses Microsoft Kinect Or Other Depth Cameras For A Video Conferencing Service That Layers Presenters Over Content
A video conferencing startup called Personify, Inc. (formerly Nuvixa)is launching its first product next week, which will allow users to take advantage of the motion sensing technology in Microsoft Ki...
10:19 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Vets In Tech Holds Hackathon In SF This Weekend
A hackathon this Veteran's Day weekend in San Francisco is looking for a few good men and women. It's sponsored by VetsinTech, a group working to connect veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan ...
10:16 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch With Pepper Spray iPhone Case, You Can Defend Yourself And Wear Tight Jeans
I love my iPhone. I also love tight jeans, not needing a wallet, and being able to fend off a gang of attackers with chemical weapons. Thanks to a new iPhone case with a sleek compartment for pepper s...
10:15 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Virtual Phone System Profig Shuts Down Fewer Than 3 Months After Launch
Profig, the Y Combinator-backed virtual phone system startup that launched out of the accelerator program's summer class this August, has shut its doors after fewer than three months on the market. It...
10:12 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Plistens Brand Boards Let People Express Themselves Through Their Favorite Big Names
When done right, brands can go way beyond a static marketing symbol -- they take on a life of their own, and immerse themselves into customers' psyches. Take the number of people who have had a Nike s...
09:25 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Rumor: Foxconn Planning To Build US-Based Plants, Will Train American Engineers In Taiwan Or China
In one of the oddest cases of an April Fool's joke coming true, Digitimes is reporting that Foxconn is looking at opening LCD TV plants in LA or Detroit. These plants will focus on automated productio...
08:54 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Reminder: The TC Chicago Meetup Is Tonight (And Its Going To Blow Your Mind!)
We're heading into the last leg of our Northern Meetup series. Toronto and Detroit have come and gone, and we now find ourselves in the Windy City. And what a wonderfully windy city it is!But even bet...
08:45 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch China Telecom Confirms iPhone 5 Arriving On Its Network In Early December
Apple is gearing up for the iPhone 5's launch in China, tracking down all the necessary certifications it requires ahead of launch, and now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that China Telecom, the...
08:31 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter: Release Your Inner James Bond With These High-Tech Linear Watches
High-tech watches are, arguably, a dime-a-dozen. But the Division Furtive electro-mechanical watch is something special. Built using a series of Swiss micro-motors (or LEDs), the face displays the tim...
08:25 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch 4Mads, An Adtech Startup For DIY Web And Mobile Ads, Acquired By InSequent
4Mads, a small,San Francisco-based adtech startup launched at the beginning of the year, has been acquired by mobile marketer InSequent, whose main product involves the creation of instant mobile webs...
08:21 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Konekt.me Is A LinkedIn For Creative Professionals
There are plenty of resources on the internet to maintain a professional profile. LinkedIn is the most prominent, but none really cater specifically to the creative professional. But a startup out of ...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Google TV Gains Access To Music & Movies In The UK, Germany And France Next Week
Following news last month which saw Google TV users gaining access to Google Play movies, TV and music here in the U.S., Google has announced today that it will now deliver movies and music to select ...
07:14 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Gives $2.5 Million To Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts, Raises Additional Millions Via iTunes
Apple is donating $2.5 million to Hurricane Sandy relief, according to an internal staff email obtained by 9t05Mac this morning. The lump sum donation is in addition to the company's collection of mon...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Photo Organizing App Woven Arrives On Windows Phone; Automatic Photo Albums Coming To All Platforms Soon
Woven, the mobile photo organization app launched out of Litl last year, is now available on Windows Phone, in addition to iPhone and Android. And before the holidays, the company will push out more c...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Flurry Signs 1,000 App Publishers To AppSpot Mobile Ad Targeting Platform In ~Three Weeks, Average eCPM Of $5.80 For First 500 Apps
App measurement and ad company Flurry has revealed significant traction for its iOS and Android app advertising and targeting platform, AppSpot. The platform was made publicly available just over thre...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Android Veterans Tom Moss, Mike Chan Head To Accel As Entrepreneurs In Residence
Tom Moss and Mike Chan, who were early leaders and engineers on Google Android, are heading to Accel Partners as entrepreneurs in residence. Moss just left Google for the second time, after his enterp...
05:33 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Feel The Force: Angry Birds Star Wars Tops U.S. App Store In Record 2.5 Hours, Says Rovio
Rovios Angry Birds Star Wars mash-up launched yesterday -- and took just 2.5 hours to reach the number one spot in the U.S. App Store. In a blog post announcing the number the games maker noted that t...
03:42 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch European M-Payments Company Payleven Signs Berlin Taxi Firm To Chip & Pin Trial, Claims Chip & PIN Necessary For Visa Mobile Payments
Square has Starbucks and now Square-clone Payleven, which is backed by Germany's Rocket Internet incubator/investor, has signed up Berlin taxi association -- Taxiverband Berlin (TVB) -- to trial its C...
02:34 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch U.K.s First 4G Network, EE, Delays SIM-Only Tariff Launch For Up To Two Weeks
4G carrier EE, the freshly rebranded parent of Orange and T-Mobile in the U.K. which also owns and operates the U.K.'s first (and currently only) 4G/LTE network, has revealed it's behind schedule to l...
01:01 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Airbnb: Our Guests Stay Longer And Spend More Than Hotel Guests, Contributing $56M To The San Francisco Economy
Over the past few years, there's been some question about what effect peer-to-peer lodging marketplace Airbnb has on the hotel and tourism industry. Now the company has some research to show that it's...
12:55 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Is There Much Of A Market For A Universal Translator?
Microsoft has an impressive new universal translator demonstration - Chief Research Officer Rick Rashid shows a real time translation of English (voice) to Chinese (voice, via text), with the interest...
12:11 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch You Cant Put A Price Tag On A TechCrunch Post
We're reporters, so we hear a lot of bullshit. Lately we've been hearing that it costs $750 to get a post on TechCrunch, which we initially thought meant that one of our writers was receiving direct c...
12:11 pm GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch You Cant Put Price Tag On A TechCrunch Post
“News is something someone wants to suppress. Everything else is advertising.” — Lord Northcliffe We’re reporters, so we hear a lot of bullshit; Lately we’ve been hearing...
10:04 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Plan Your Next Trip With Desti, A Conversational iPad App Spun Out From Siri-Creator SRI
There's no shortage of travel guides and services on the web, but in some ways, that can be a curse travel-planning can become a long process of reading site after site and review after review. That'...
09:23 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Tim Draper-Backed CapRally Wants To Be A Free Salesforce, Mint.com Hybrid For Fundraising
Xpert Financial set out with big dreams. Founded back in 2009, the company wanted to become an alternative trading system and marketplace that would allow pre-IPO, private companies to find funding an...
07:38 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Founder Institute Quietly Expands Into The Middle East, With Focus On Supporting Female Entrepreneurs
Talk to 500 Startups' Dave McClure about what's important for his seed fund and accelerator going forward and, it's not just about finding and supporting whiz-bang entrepreneurs, it's supporting entre...
06:20 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Twilio & Parse Launch Cloud Module To Bring Scalable Back-End Support, Telephony Services To Mobile Developers
Twilio was founded four years ago with the goal of creating a scalable API that would provide developers with an easy way to add SMS and calling tools to their applications. The company has grown quic...
06:05 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Reddit CEO Asks Users To Buy Revamped Membership Because Ads Are One Of The Reasons Digg Failed
"We could theoretically load up our pages with ads and probably make enough to cover our costs. However, that would significantly degrade the experience of using the site" said Reddit CEO Yishan Wong ...
04:53 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Behind The Scenes: How Apple Keeps Grey Marketeers From Buying Out iPhone Stock In Shenzhen
Getting an iPhone in China has always been hard. For most of its life-cycle, the phone has been unavailable in the Mainland except through the grey market. Now that Apple is allowed to sell units in S...
04:45 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Watch: All The Videos From Inside The TechCrunch Toronto Meetup [TCTV]
At the beginning of this week, we kicked off our three-city TechCrunch Northern Meetup tour in Toronto, Canada. The Northern Meetups crew -- including John Biggs, Matt Burns, Jordan Crook, Darrell Eth...
04:28 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Google Taps Its Inner J.J. Abrams With The Niantic Project
We have no idea what this is about either, but Google is apparently running some kind of viral marketing campaign right now that involves something called the Niantic Project. The videos and puzzles o...
04:12 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Testing A Deal Search Feature In Chicago And New York
During today's analyst conference call for Groupon's third-quarter earnings, CEO Andrew Mason mentioned a new feature that's being tested in a couple of cities. Now, if you look at the deal listings i...
03:34 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch See Everything Youve Ever Shared With Someone On Facebooks Redesigned Friendship Pages
Facebook has a little-known feature called Friendship Pages that shows all the wall posts, updates, and photos you're tagged in with someone. Today it's getting a redesign, and Facebook is launching t...
03:26 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Catching Up With Exponential Labs, The Startup Behind Long-Tail Search Site MillionShort
People like to say that web search is a problem that has long been solved. But earlier this year, a small startup out of Toronto called Exponential Labs attracted some big attention with "MillionShort...
02:28 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Priceline.com Acquires Kayak For $1.8 Billion
Online travel site Priceline.com just announced that it has agreed to acquired the travel search engine Kayak for $1.8 billion. Priceline will pay $40 per share for Kayak. About $500 million of the pu...
02:28 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Priceline.com Acquires Kayak For $1.8 Billion, Will Allow Kayak To Continue To Operate Independently
Online travel site Priceline.com just announced that it has agreed to acquired the travel search engine Kayak for $1.8 billion. Priceline will pay $40 per share for Kayak. About $500 million of the pu...
02:19 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Expands FaceTime Support To Those With Tiered Data Plans & LTE-Capable Devices
Last month, open Internet advocacy groups threatened to file complaint against AT&T with theFederal Communications Commission due to AT&T's decision to limit the use of Apple's FaceTime video ...
02:07 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Reports Q3 2012 Earnings Significantly Below Expectations: $568.6M In Revenue, Operating Income Of $25.4M, $0.00 EPS
Groupon just released its Q3 2012 earnings report, marking the company's first full-year cycle of earnings reports since its IPO in November 2011. The company reported $568.6 million in revenue and a ...
02:03 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Friendster Founder Jonathan Abrams Raises $1.7M To Start Hiring At Social News Reader Nuzzel
Social news startup Nuzzel has raised more than $1.7 million in seed funding.I say "startup", but at this point the only person working full-time on the project is Jonathan Abrams, who previously foun...
01:47 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch International Facebook Users Dominate Election Activity: On 106, 71.7M Mentions In US, 88.7M Abroad
While it started in a Massachusetts dorm room, Facebook's measure of presidential election mentions shows it's become an international news carrier. There were 88.7 million election-related mentions o...
01:47 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch International Users Lead Facebook Election Activity: On 106, 71.7M Mentions In US, 88.7M Abroad
While it started in a Massachusetts dorm room, Facebook's measure of presidential election mentions shows it's become an international news carrier. There were 88.7 million election-related mentions o...
01:22 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch How Much Proposition E Will Save SF Startups #FunWithMath
"Last night was an epic event for San Francisco," says investor Ron Conway, whose advocacy group, sf.citi, championed the successful passage of Proposition E, which changes the San Francisco payroll t...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Publishes Super Nerdy Big Data Engineering Blog Post To Attract Hardcore Coders
100 petabyte clusters! 60,000 hive queries a day! Facebook's latest 1800-word engineering blog post has one goal: proving to the world's top programmers that if they want a challenge, they should work...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Quizlets Andrew Sutherland Quietly Built A Classroom Juggernaut
"In the Studio" welcomes someone who created a project during his sophomore year of high school, released it to the world two years later, spent three years in college before dropping out to work on t...
12:54 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Third Times A Charm? Amazon Tries Again With Launch Of New Vertical, Amazon Wine
Amazon.com announced the launch of a new marketplace today, Amazon Wine, which offers customers a selection of over 1,000 wines from various wineries around the U.S. The new store - Amazon's third att...
12:30 am GMT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Techcrunch Indian E-commerce Company Myntra Acquires The Gilt For Indian Fashion, Exclusively.In
Myntra, one of India's largest ecommerce players for fashion, has acquired Exclusively.In, a members-only niche flash sales site for fashion, jewelry and home decor from Indian artisans and designers....
11:55 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon Nokia Lumia 822 And HTC 8X Pre-Orders Start Tomorrow, Still No Word On Official Release Dates
AT&T announced earlier this week that it start pushing its spate of Windows Phones starting this Friday, and now rival carrier Verizon Wireless has come out with an announcement of its own. Appare...
11:41 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Chrome For Windows Could Soon Get A Start Menu-Like Web App Launcher For The Taskbar
Microsoft killed the traditional Start menu with Windows 8. Now, however, it looks like Google's Chrome browser is about to launch a very Start menu-like option for its Windows users. As the good folk...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Crunchies Tickets On Sale Now
Its time! The first batch of tickets for the 6th Annual Crunchies Awards are available now. Tickets will be released in batches for the annual event honoring the best achievements in tech brought to y...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch UberConference Launches Visual Conference Calling For Enterprise, Offers Easy Deployment Through Google Apps
UberConference, the online conferencing calling solution (and TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012 winner), today launched a version of its service designed for enterprise customers, and other larger organizat...
10:49 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Forrester: U.S. Online Holiday Sales Will Grow 15 Percent This Year To $68.4B
After comScore predicted a very healthy holiday shopping season for online retailers yesterday, Forrester is joining in, reporting that this holiday season is expected to generate $68.4 billion in US ...
10:24 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Flat-Club Launches Its Trusted Airbnb For University Students On U.S. Campuses
You might not think there could be a new take on the Airbnb model but Flat-Club thinks it has found one. The startup pitches itself as a sort of LinkedIn for short-term renting - or perhaps Airbnb for...
10:11 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch More Wood Behind The Arrow: Google Ventures Gets 50% More Cash; $300M Pot To Fuel More Later Stage Investments
Google is increasing the amount of money it makes available through its venture capital arm, Google Ventures -- from $200 million per year to $300 million, according to Reuters. The news agency notes ...
10:10 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Pulse 3.0 For Android and iOS Launches With Unlimited Pages, Better Search & More
Pulse, the popular mobile news reading app, just launched version 3.0 of its apps for both iOS and Android. The update brings a new, much sleeker design to the apps, but most importantly, it introduce...
10:01 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Hulu Takes On Netflix With Hulu Kids, Brings Commercial-Free, Kids Content To Hulu Plus Subscribers
This morning, Hulu announced a new section called "Hulu Kids," which, as the name implies, organizes all the kid-friendly content in one easy-to-access section within Hulu's video library. The section...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Meals Marketplace Munchery Raises $4 Million For Expansion, Now Delivering High-Quality Meals To All Of Bay Area, L.A. In 2013
Munchery, the Bay Area startup that lets customers order healthy, high-quality meals from professional chefs, said it raised $3.3 million of an ongoing $4 million in Series A funding in a round led by...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Automattic Launches Jetpack 2.0 For Self-Hosted WordPress Sites, Includes Free WP.com Image Offloading, Infinite Scroll & More
Automattic, the company behind the popular WordPress content management and blogging platform, just launched Jetpack 2.0, which brings a number of WordPress.com features to self-hosted WordPress insta...
09:50 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Babyhuddle Launches To Take On Kiddicare By Giving New Parents Social Tools
Babyhuddle, a social shop focused around new parents powered by users who create lists of baby products, product reviews and answer each other's questions, launches in the US today. The idea is that n...
09:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Twitters Response To Compromised Account Situation: Accounts Were Compromised, But We Sent Out Too Many Emails
Twitter has responded to us with a statement regarding the password reset situation. For those of you just waking up or catching wind of this, a lot of folks have been reporting that their account pas...
09:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Twitters Response To Compromised Account Situation: Accounts Were Compromised, But We Reset Too Many Passwords
Twitter has responded to us with a statement regarding the password reset situation. For those of you just waking up or catching wind of this, a lot of folks have been reporting that their account pas...
09:36 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Responds About Implementing Two-Factor Authentication For More Security In The Future
As we continue to search for answers on what's going on with the Twitter password reset situation, the company is giving us information very slowly. The situation is very complex, because the users wh...
09:35 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch incrediblue An Airbnb For Boats Wins At HowToWebs Festival For CEE Startups
Now a solid fixture on the Central and Eastern European scene, HowToWeb in Bucharest, Romania is a conference with international speakers as well as a healthy dose of CEE startups to boot. Now in it's...
09:05 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch How To Use Electronics All Day Without Destroying Your Body
It’s not just sitting at a computer all day long that’s killing modern man:hunching over to use our cell phones, leaning back to read tablets, and even the standing desk is wreaking havoc ...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Orc Suffrage At Last! World Of Warcraft-Loving Candidate Wins
It's true that the United States Senate now has an unprecedented number of women and its first lesbian member, but what about the silent plight of America's other minority: citizens who violently rava...
08:22 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch INTV is Showcasing the Israeli Startups Innovation (Web) TV
Having built a reputation over the past three decades as the 'Startup Nation,' in recent years Israel has also begun to establish a name for itself as a TV format exporting powerhouse.The most notable...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Google Shows Off Chromes Web Tech With Jam With Chrome, An Online Band App Where You Play With Friends
Google launched a nifty Chrome Experiment called "Jam With Chrome," which showcases the capabilities of its Chrome web browser via an online app you can use to make music. Think those interactive Goog...
08:08 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Meet The First 15 Startups From Northwest Arkansas-Based Accelerator The Ark Challenge
Earlier this year, we wrote about The Ark Challenge, an incubator/accelerator launched in Arkansas with the support of non-profit Winrock International, as well as the University of Arkansas at Fayett...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Accounting Startup FreshBooks Brings Invoicing On-The-Go To The iPad
The FreshBooks iPad app enables all the features that one might expect from the cloud-based accounting platform, including the ability to create and manage invoices, estimates, expenses, and projects ...
07:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Opera Web Pass Gives Mobile Subscribers Access To Pay-As-You Go Internet Access, No Data Plan Required
This morning, web browser maker Opera announced a new way for mobile operators to offer web access to subscribers who don't have a data plan. The service, called "Opera Web Pass," will instead allow s...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Fotopedia Launches Its Italy App And iPad-Only AdStories Ad Format
Fotopedia has two pieces of news today. The iOS-only travel magazine company is launching its newest app, this time with a focus on Italy, as well as a new ad format. The new AdStories advertising for...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Android-Powered Siri Killer Maluuba Talks Life After Disrupt, Plans For The Future
You may remember Maluuba as the little voice search engine that could. The company launched at Disrupt, and while they didn't make it into the final round, they did end up expanding into new territori...
06:48 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch SOA Softwares API Management Platform And How It Compares To Its Sexy Counterparts
SOA Software has a new management platform that company executives say better addresses the enterprise API market more so than the open API providers whose services have come into vogue in the past fe...
06:43 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Explores Internal Fans For Mobile Devices, Headphones That Are Also Speakers
Apple had a couple of new patent applications published by the USPTO today (spotted by AppleInsider), including one detailing how internal fans could be made to fit mobile devices to help dissipate he...
06:34 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch ShiftHub Brings The Freemium Web Model To Old-Fashioned Time Cards
Back in high school when I worked at Arby's, I was very careful to punch in and out using an old, mechanical time clock. Now, however, I suspect I'd use something ShiftHub. This app, by a pair of char...
06:21 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch You Might Have Gotten An Email From Twitter About Your Account Being Compromised, Its Real
Keep your eyes peeled Twitter users: Twitter is sending out emails to some of its users telling them it has reset their password and asking them to create a new one. If you can't log into your account...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Colorized Launches To Help iPhone Users Turn Any Photo Into Social Sketches
If Instagram and Draw Something had a baby, it would be Colorized. The iPhone app, which is developed by startup Happiness Engines, allows people to upload and turn photos into sketches, which they ca...
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy SIII Beats iPhone 4S To Be Top-Selling Smartphone Globally In Q3; iPhone 5 To Be Top In Q4: Analyst
The Samsung Galaxy SIII smartphone overtook Apple's iPhone 4S to become the world's best selling smartphone in Q3, according to figures from analyst Strategy Analytics. The analyst does not expect the...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Big Data Search And Analytics Startup Elasticsearch Raises $10M From Benchmark
Elasticsearch, a real-time big data search and analytics startup,has raised $10 million in Series A financing led by Benchmark Capital. The other investors in the round include Rod Johnson, the creato...
04:13 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Yandex Browser Gets Operas Turbo Tech For 4X Speed Bump On Slow Web Connections
A small but neat update for Russian search giant Yandex today: it's released a new version of its Yandex.Browser which incorporates Opera's Turbo webpage compression technology to speed up internet br...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Backed By $1.4M From Celebrity Investors, Qloo Launches A Netflix-Style Discovery Engine For Culture
As the Web evolves and hundreds of sites collect data every day on who we are and what we love to do, personalization has become fundamental to user experience to help users find signal amidst the noi...
03:23 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch BlackBerry 10 Security Certified For U.S. Government Use Ahead Of Launch But Still No BB10 Devices Til Q1 2013
BlackBerry users may not be able to download the latest Angry Birds incarnation, but at least they can look forward to being able to use forthcoming BlackBerry 10 devices in government agencies and re...
02:53 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Holy Emoticons Batman! Perion Network Acquires SweetPacks For $41M
Perion Network is acquiring SweetIM (best known for its SweetPacks IM product) for a total of $41 million, with $2 million of that in shares and the rest in cash. SweetIM's founders will get a guarant...
02:23 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Angry Birds Star Wars Blasts Off On Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows 8 (Sorry BlackBerry Users)
Rovio's Angry Birds Star Wars mash-up has blasted forth, with app launches on Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Kindle Fire, Mac, PC and Windows 8 -- or pretty much every mainstream OS platform you can t...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Millenoki Launches Mobile Data Compression App Datasquasher To Put The Squeeze On Onavo, Snappli
The irony of the UK rolling out its first "super fast" 4G network last week, courtesy of EE, won't be lost on consumers for too long: we can now burn through our rationed mobile data plans even faster...
10:42 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Clear For Mac Launches, Translates A Made-For-Mobile Experience To The Desktop
Clear for Mac had a unique challenge in making its way from the iPhone to the desktop, since Clear was obviously built with iOS in mind.. In fact, its primary appeal was the fact that it largely did a...
10:18 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Square Wallet Will Now Be Accepted In Over 7,000 Starbucks Stores In The United States
We knew that Square did a huge deal with Starbucks that would eventually wipe out the need for old-school cash registers, and the company shares tonight that the shift is in full effect.Starting now, ...
10:18 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Square Wallet Now Accepted In Over 7,000 Starbucks Stores In The U.S., Only 3 Months After Deal Signed
We knew that Square did a huge deal with Starbucks that would eventually wipe out the need for old-school cash registers, and the company shares tonight that the shift is in full effect.Starting now, ...
09:04 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Tumblr Updates Its iOS App To Be Completely Native, Features Redesigned Dashboard, Notifications And Gestures
Tumblr, the micro-blogging service that allows everyone to be a creative publisher, has updated its iOS app to become faster and more engaging. Tumblr says it's "completely native."By "native", the co...
08:05 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Intern Sushi Goes Nationwide With its Its Video-Centric Internship Site
Intern Sushi is trying to improve the often-horrible internship application/selection process, and it's expanding with full nationwide support, as well as adding new industries.Here's the idea: Resume...
08:05 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Intern Sushi Goes Nationwide With Its Video-Centric Internship Site
Intern Sushi is trying to improve the often-horrible internship application/selection process, and it's expanding with full nationwide support, as well as adding new industries.Here's the idea: Resume...
06:05 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Heres What A Piece Of Viral News Looks Like As It Makes Its Way To Google+ Explore
The No. 1 thing about the Internet that fascinates me is the fact that information can travel at the speed of light. One moment, something can happen in one part of the world, and seconds later, someo...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch The Narcissism Of Minor Silicon Valley Differences
There's a prevalent myth in Silicon Valley, the myth that people aren't snobs here. This isn't true. A sort of reverse/meta-snobbery exists here, mostly intellectual in its nature, and the line betwee...
05:55 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch In Its First Report Since Going Public, Trulia Posts First Profitable Quarter, Record Revenue
How are the recent class of tech IPOs faring? Real estate search engine and Zillow competitor, Trulia went public in September, debuting at $22.10 per share (up 30 percent from its initial pricing) wi...
05:33 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch The Narcissism Of Minor Silicon Valley Differences
There's a prevalent myth in Silicon Valley, the myth that people aren't snobs here. This isn't true. A sort of reverse/meta-snobbery exists here, mostly intellectual in its nature, and the line betwee...
05:21 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Unmetric Launches SatisfactionMetrics To Track How Companies Tweet At Customers
Unmetric, a company that scores the social presence of brands, has launched a new tool called SatisfactionMetrics, which offers details about how companies handle customer service on Twitter.The new m...
05:03 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Well, What Do You Know: The UK Prime Ministers iPad App Is Real. We Have Details.
We were pretty skeptical when newspaper reports circulated last December that the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, had commissioned his very own iPad app to stay on top of government business -- and ...
04:33 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Is Election Predictor Nate Silver A Witch? Probably. And Quantified Self Data Will Make You One Too
Scientists are yesterday's wizards and demigods. And Nate Silver is a scientist. One who's ability to predict the outcome of elections is so precise, it's nearly indistinguishable from magic. That's w...
04:30 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Travtar Lets You Sell Those Hotel Reservations Youve Booked But Cant Use
If you're like me, when it comes time to actually pay for a hotel reservation online, you double- and triple-check the dates (and the schedules of your travel companions) before you click that payment...
03:47 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Come Swim With The Sharks (Were Hiring!)
TechCrunch is currently experiencing a success problem. We're growing - fast. And, thanks to you beloved readers, we've now got some hiring to do, also fast.Now while it's a given that we want the bes...
03:23 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Awkward! ACLU Defends Pedophiles To Preserve Anonymous Free Speech
Rights groups were put an awkward position yesterday, after California passed an anti-human trafficking ballot proposition that deters anonymous speech from convicted sex offenders. Specifically, the ...
03:19 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Facing Regulatory Scrutiny, Ride-Sharing Service SideCar Hires A Head Of Policy
Just a few months ago, ride-sharing services SideCar, Lyft, and Tickengo received cease-and-desist letters from the California Public Utilities Commission. Well, at least one of them is taking that th...
03:07 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Reminder: The TechCrunch Detroit Meetup Is Tonight!
In case you didn't hear the deafening roar coming from Comerica Park, this is a reminder that the Detroit TechCrunch Meetup is tonight. ...
03:04 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Founder Stories: Bradford Cross Of Prismatic On Running His Startup
Our TCTV show, Founder Stories, returns with a new West Coast host, Michael Abbott. Mike is a general partner at KPCB and was previously Twitter's VP of Engineering and a founder himself.Prismatic is ...
02:46 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Jetlore Helps Businesses Turn Short Social Updates Into Usable Data
We cover a lot of startups using social data, but Eldar Sadikov, co-founder of a company called Jetlore, said whenever someone else wants to build a social app, they have to "reinvent the wheel again ...
02:37 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Content Wants To Be Free, And Qabila Media In Egypt Is Making It Happen [TCTV]
We're very lucky at TechCrunch to get some really interesting and brilliant visitors. When I step foot into the office, I never know who's going to show up next. Today, we had a great group of folks c...
02:21 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Airbnb Partners With NYC.gov To Provide Free Housing For Hurricane Sandy Victims
Last week, Airbnb waived fees for users affected by Hurricane Sandy. It also encouraged hosts with listings in affected areas to lower their prices and take in those without food, power, or housing. N...
02:08 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Qriket, The iPhone App That Makes Scanning QR Codes Pay Off In Cash
QR codes have had a lot of hype, and you see them around all over the place -- from movie posters, to restaurant menus, to the roof of Facebook headquarters. But a common criticism of QR codes is that...
01:34 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Joyent Appoints New CEO And Pushes Out Joyent7 For The Emerging Scaled Out Enterprise
Joyent has appointed Henry Wasik as its new CEO and released Joyent7 to help companies develop the emerging, scaled-out global enterprise.Wasik replaces Jason Hoffman, who has served as the interim CE...
01:11 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Killing Rumors With Facts: No, Facebook Didnt Decrease Page Feed Reach To Sell More Promoted Posts
People have been screaming bloody murder, claiming Facebook purposefully reduced how many users see Page posts in the news feed to get Pages to pay to reach their fans. But that's just not true, and I...
01:09 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch MyShoebox Tops 2.5 Million Cloud Stored Photos One Week Into Public Launch
MyShoebox, a Toronto-based startup whose launch we covered last week, has seen 1.9 million photos uploaded by its users in just one week, adding to its 600,000 stored pictures from its pre-launch beta...
12:59 am GMT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Techcrunch Appcelerator Acquires Nodeable, Makers Of Real-Time Big Data Processing Tool StreamReduce
Mobile platform company Appcelerator has acquired Nodeable, a company offering big data analytics processing for Hadoop. Once a startup buidling a "Twitter for machines" - a term used to describe its ...
11:43 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Cult Clothing Retailer Betabrand Raises $6.5 Million From Foundry Group
First, Betabrand announced plans to protect your privates, with TSA-thwarting scanner-proof underwear. Then it offered up a solution to Mark Zuckerberg hoodie haters on Wall Street, with the launch of...
11:25 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch With Key New Hire & Acquisition, YC-Backed Loyalty Card Startup FiveStars Readies Nationwide Expansion
FiveStars, the loyalty card solution originally launched out of Y Combinator's Winter 2011 class, and now backed by $14 million in outside funding, is announcing a key new hire in its quest to expand ...
10:28 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Report: North American Internet Data Usage Up 120% In The Last Year, Netflix Still Responsible For 33% Of Peak Traffic
Our thirst for more Internet seems to be insatiable. According to the latest data from broadband network solutions provider Sandvine, fixed network data usage increased by 120 percent in the past year...
10:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare Spreads Out A Bit: Now Lets You Mention Friends On Facebook Who Dont Use The Service
With the recent Foursquare changes, it's becoming very clear that the service is trying to spread its wings into the mainstream population. It's about discovery and exploration now, not just check-ins...
10:04 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch DC Comics Announces Deals To Sell Digital Comics In Big Three E-Bookstores, Says Digital Sales Have Grown 197%
DC Comics is announcing the next big step in its digital plans today, saying it will sell monthly comics in the Kindle Store, iBookstore, and Nook Book Store.The company wasn't exactly missing from th...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch The 12 Companies That Will Compete In This Years LeWeb Paris Startup Competition
LeWeb Paris, one of Europe's premier tech conferences, is just about a month away and like every year, part of the event includes a TechCrunch Disrupt-like startup competition. This year, LeWeb f...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch The 16 Companies That Will Compete In This Years LeWeb Paris Startup Competition
LeWeb Paris, one of Europe's premier tech conferences, is just about a month away and like every year, part of the event includes a TechCrunch Disrupt-like startup competition. This year, LeWeb f...
09:37 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch VC Runa Capital Invests $2.5M Series A In Pinterest For Video Clips Startup ClipClock
Russian video sharing startup, ClipClock -- which is being billed as a 'Pinterest for video clips' -- has snagged a $2.5 million investment from VC firm Runa Capital. The startup, which was founded in...
09:34 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Pinfluencer Launches Pin ROI Tracking System For Pinterest, Supports Integration With Google Analytics, Omniture & Coremetrics
Pinfluencer, a popular Pinterest analytics solution, is today announcing a new Pinterest ROI and Pin-to-Purchase tracking system for marketers and brands, as well as support for integrations with othe...
09:18 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch comScore: Q3 Retail E-Commerce Up 15 Percent To $42B; Predicts A Very Healthy Holiday Shopping Season
comScore's e-commerce numbers are out today for the third quarter, showing that online retail spending reached $41.9 billion for the quarter, up 15 percent versus year ago. This is the twelfth consecu...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Hotel Tonight Faces An Attack Of The Last-Minute-Hotel-App Clones In Europe
There's been a rash of mobile apps offering last-minute deals on hotels, for booking on the same day. Perhaps one of the best known is HotelTonight out of the US, which has recently pushed into Europ...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Looking To Monetize Its Maps, Waze Launches A Location-Aware Mobile Ad Platform For Local Businesses
Last week, the increasingly popular traffic and navigation app, Waze, launched a redesign that brought a deeper level of social integration to its user experience. Along with redesigned maps and a new...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch AllTrails Hits 1 Million Mobile Installs, Launches Retail Sales Of Its Map Kits
AllTrails has built a comprehensive database of hiking, biking, and outdoor trails all over the world that its users can access on the go through its mobile apps. The idea is to become the definitive ...
08:57 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Team Europe-Styled HitFox Expands Its Games Marketing Startups To Asia-Pacific
HitFox, the Team Europe co-founded and styled 'startup factory' focussed on founding and acquiring games distribution startups, is stepping on the gas by expanding into the Asia-Pacific region with a ...
08:55 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch LearnStreet Launches With $1M From Vinod Khosla To Help You Learn How To Build, Test And Push Code
For more than a few years now, engineering talent has been in high demand but it also seems that, of late, coding has become cool. Okay, maybe not cool, but thanks to a fleet of startups and companies...
08:28 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch U.S. Court Orders Apple To Pay $368 Million Damages For FaceTime Patent Infringement
Apple can't catch a break in the courts right now. In the latest legal blow for Cupertino, a U.S. court has ruled its FaceTime videocalling technology infringes four patents owned by technology compan...
07:36 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch This Robotic Dragonfly Will Soon Flit Into Your Nightmares For $99
Researchers at the University Of Georgia have created a robotic dragonfly that can hover, dive, and climb like a real insect. With the help of a $1,000,000 grant from the Air Force, the team has built...
07:20 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch With Curiosity, Peter Molyneux Explores Whether A Cube Can Capture The Worlds Attention
Legendary game designer Peter Molyneux, creator of classics like Black & White and Fable, has taken his first foray into mobile today with Curiosity, an app for iOS and Android devices that asks t...
07:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch With $14B Investment, AT&T Will Offer LTE To 300 Million People By 2014, Fiber To 1 Million More Businesses By 2015
AT&T announced this morning that it would invest $14 billion to significantly expand and upgrade its wireless and wireline broadband networks, with its 4G LTE network expansion expected to reach 3...
07:19 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch With $14 Billion Investment, AT&T Will Offer LTE To 300 Million People By 2014, Fiber To 1 Million More Businesses By 2015
AT&T announced this morning that it would invest $14 billion to significantly expand and upgrade its wireless and wireline broadband networks, with its 4G LTE network expansion expected to reach 3...
07:17 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch More Tickets Released For Detroit And Chicago Meetups
Our first stop for our Northern meetup series was Toronto and it was an absolute blast! Almost 1,000 hungry and thirsty techies poured into theSteam Whistle Breweryto hang out, drink, eat, mingle, mee...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Save For Later Service Pocket Overhauls Its API To Make Things Easier For Its 10,000 Developer Partners
Pocket, the online service for saving content for later viewing that began life as Read It Later, today announced a brand new version of its API, designed to make things easier and better for its deve...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Pundit Forecasts All Wrong, Silver Perfectly Right. Is Punditry Dead?
The New York Times election statistician, Nate Silver, perfectly predicted all 50 states last night for President Obama, while every single major pundit was wrong--some comically wrong. Despite being ...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint Buying U.S. Cellular Spectrum And Customers For $480 Million To Expand Midwest Reach
Sprint today announced that it has made an arrangement with U.S. Cellular to acquire PCS spectrum and also wireless network customers for $480 million in cash, and Sprint's taking over of "certain lia...
05:47 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Distance Learning University, The Open University, Repackages Course Materials For The App Generation
U.K.-based distance learning university, the Open University, is developing a series of apps to deliver undergraduate course materials to students' smartphones and tablet devices, starting from next y...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Last Second Tickets Scores Further 1M To Help Fill Empty Venues
Last Second Tickets, the UK site that helps live event organisers shift unsold tickets, last minute, while passing on discounts to consumers in return for soaking up that surplus inventory, has scored...
04:14 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch After A Tough Q3, Telecoms Kit Maker Ericsson To Cut ~9% Of Workforce In Sweden: 1,550 Jobs To Go In Cost-Cutting Drive
Telecoms infrastructure company Ericsson has announced a big round of layoffs in a cost cutting drive after weathering a tough Q3, amid the global downturn. Reuters is reporting nearly nine percent of...
03:26 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch MasterCard, ING Trialling Yet Another Way To Pay On Mobile: Browse On Your Tablet, Buy Via Your Phone
Payments company MasterCard and ING Group have teamed up on a payment trial that mixes mobile and internet payments -- to cover off the use case whereby someone browsing the web on a device other than...
02:34 pm GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Designer Ecommerce Hub Fab.com Goes Shopping, Acquires Indian Tech Partner True Sparrow Systems
Online designer shop Fab.com, which boasts some nine million users, is insourcing its Indian technology partner, True Sparrow Systems, by acquiring the company. The buy was reported in The Economic Ti...
10:39 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Obama Declares Election Victory Via Email And Tweet Before Speech
This could be a new political tradition. Barack Obama has just announced his win in the presidential election by sending a tweet and an email to supporters before going on stage in person to deliver h...
09:19 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Obama Wins The Election! Heres His Technology Agenda
Barack Obama has won the election! What does this mean to the future of innovation and the technology industry? Based on Obama's record and statements released during the campaign, here's what technol...
08:04 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Open Eds Business Woes: Textbook Pioneer Flat World Knowledge To Revoke Free Access To Texts
Founded in 2007, Flat World Knowledge was one of the early pioneers in the move to bring free and open access to textbooks to students and educators. The independent publisher offered its learning con...
07:06 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Collects Online Signatures To Battle Regulatory Shutdown In Chicago
In its effort to challenge proposed regulations that would lead to the shutdown of its black car service in Chicago, Uber is trying recruit supporters via online petition at Change.org.The petition, w...
07:03 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Kiip Launches Version 2 Of Its API To Move Beyond Leaderboards And Achievements Into Moments
Kiip, a company that allows app developers to embed both real-world and virtual rewards and achievements within their own app has announced version 2 of its API this evening, and it sets the company u...
06:23 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Delicious Announces A New Design With A Focus On Community, Speed And Mobile
Just when you thought that the site Delicious was dead and gone, it's back...again. Since being acquired by AVOS, headed up by YouTube co-founders, the site has gone under a few revamps. It was purcha...
05:56 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch If Pen Beats Sword, Camera Beats Pen
Yesterday, Instagram launched web profiles. To some, theyre lovely. To others, theyre long overdue. And to a great many, theyre ho-hum an obvious way to inject yet another zinger about Facebook buyin...
05:05 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Google Makes Its New Search Results Design Without Sidebar Official, Gives Results More Breathing Room
Earlier today, we noticed that Google was showing an increasing number of its users a new search results page with more whitespace and without a sidebar. At the time, we assumed this was an experiment...
05:01 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Payments Startup, iZettle, Partners With 4G Carrier EE For Formal U.K. Launch, Tells Square To Steer Clear Of Europe Battle
iZettle, the European Square-a-like mobile payment dongle service that's raised 42.6 million to-date, continues to bulk up its activity in Europe. Today it's officially launching in the U.K. -- having...
04:19 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Given.to Wants To Take The Guesswork Out Of Pitching In Money For Group Gifts
The gifting space has been very hot lately in the web world -- Facebook is even seeing gift-giving as having major potential for boosting its revenue -- and now another brand new startup is throwing i...
03:19 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch A LinkedIn For Gamers? Duxter Tries To Build A Broad Gaming Social Networking, Opens Public Beta
In the same way that LinkedIn has become the home of your professional identity, and Facebook the home of your social identity, founder and CEO Adam Lieb wants to turn his startup Duxter into the cent...
03:19 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch A LinkedIn For Gamers? Duxter Tries To Build A Broad Gaming Social Network, Opens Public Beta
In the same way that LinkedIn has become the home of your professional identity, and Facebook the home of your social identity, founder and CEO Adam Lieb wants to turn his startup Duxter into the cent...
03:15 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Searches For Who Is Running For President? Skyrocket. Wow.
Americans are notorious low-informationvoters: 41 percent can't name the vice president, and two-thirds can't name a single Supreme Court justice. As proof that Americans aren't getting any smarter ab...
03:12 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch AOL Q3 2012: Revenue Flat At $531.7M, Traffic Up, Ad Revenue Up, Shares Pop 22%
AOL (owner of TechCrunch) reported earlier today its quarterly earnings for Q3 2012 ending September 30. The results beat expectations with a flat revenue of $531.7 million compared to Q3 2011. It's t...
03:05 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Spriggle Wants To Let Parents Shop For Science-Friendly Kids Toys Through Tupperware-Type Parties
Spriggle made its debut last week out of the NewMe Accelerator with the aim of building a new, super social way for parents to test out and shop for kids' toys -- by bringing the experience into in-ho...
03:02 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Use These Apps To See Which Friends Live In Swing States And Remind Them To Vote
Thanks to the "genius" of the electoral college, if you live in a sure-fire red or blue state you might feel like your vote doesn't matter much. You can still have an impact, though, by reminding frie...
02:33 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Looks To Add Jelly Bean, Galaxy Note 10.1 To Existing Samsung Lawsuit
Apple is hoping to add Samsung's latest tablet, the Galaxy Note 10.1, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to a list of product it claims infringe its patents in an existing court case in California, Bloomberg ...
02:07 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Internet Explorer 10 Is The Fastest Browser On Windows, Chrome 19 Wins On Mac
According to the latest data from web application performance management firm New Relic, Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 currently has the fastest response time of any browser on Windows...
01:39 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Raspberry Pi Gets RISC OS, A 25-Year-Old System Made By The Wizards Of ARM
In 1987, as the first reduced instruction set computing (RISC) ARM chips hit the scene, programmers at Acorn Computers created RISC OS, a simple, 'co-operatively multi-tasked' OS designed for small co...
01:25 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Thanks, Toronto, For Hosting A Great TechCrunch Meetup
Monday night was our TechCrunch meetup in Toronto and we had a blast. The city's entrepreneurs and tech community showed up in full force for a night of networking and revelry, hosted at Toronto local...
12:59 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon And HTC To Show Off Their Latest Collaboration On November 13
Had enough big mobile announcements yet? Well, it turns out Verizon and HTC sure haven't -- the pair has just started sending out invitations to (yet another) mobile event in New York City, this time ...
12:37 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Tucker Max: How An Asshole Is Blowing Up The Publishing Industry [TCTV]
Through bestselling books likeI Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, many of you will be familiar with the self-proclaimed asshole Tucker Max. ...
12:20 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch End Of An Era: Windows Live Messenger To Be Retired, Users Transitioned To Skype
Confirming earlier reports, Microsoft officially announced today it would be retiring its Windows Live Messenger instant messaging service in favor of Skype. According to a post on the Skype blog,Micr...
12:07 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch Watch Voting Machine Change Obama Votes To Romney Votes
A Pennsylvania voting machine has been removed after it was found turning votes for President Obama into a vote for Romney. Internet user, centralpavote, recorded the malfunction on his smartphone and...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Techcrunch NodeFly Raises $800K Seed Round For Measuring Performance Of Node.js Apps
NodeFly has raised an $800,000 Seed Round from Shasta Venture Partners and other investors to develop its service for measuring the performance of Node.js apps. NodeFly represents the next generation ...
11:44 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Betaworks Launches Tapestry, A Way To Author Beautiful Smartphone Essays
About half a year ago, futurist, novelist and former media manager at Twitter Robin Sloan meditated on what the future of storytelling might look like on smartphones.The product of that was 'Fish,' an...
11:42 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Experimental Software Discreetly Installed On Ohio Voting Machines
A voting fraud case looms in the crucial swing state of Ohio, as election watchdogs demand answers about new "experimental" software discreetly installed on election machines at the direction of Repub...
11:37 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Google Tests New Navigation: Lots Of Whitespace, No Sidebar Ads
Google users in the U.S. may have other things on their mind today - like the need for a bit last-minute candidate research, for example, or searches to find out where the heck their polling place is,...
11:30 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch APIs And Private Equity European Startups Address Both Ends Of The Spectrum In One Day
Two signs the the European startup eco-system is maturing came in the form of two major events today. The first was the NOAH COnference in London which has now matured after three years growth into a ...
11:23 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Google Chromes Latest Release Promises To Take It Easier On Your Battery, Adds Do Not Track Support
Numbers don't lie:Google's Chrome web browser is indeed the dominant browser on the web. Since we surf the Internet so damn much, it takes a toll on our precious little devices. Be it a laptop, Chrome...
10:57 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Licenses Curated Wi-Fi Hotspot Data From Devicescape To Power Windows Phone 8 Wi-Fi Maps
Microsoft has licensed technology from Wi-Fi hotspot locator, Devicescape, to power Wi-Fi maps in the Data Sense feature of its Windows Phone 8 platform. Devicescape maintains a network of 11 million&...
10:53 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Google Voice Is Having Some SMS Issues Today, Sends Texts From Wrong Phone Numbers
Google Voice seems to be having some issues with sending SMS messages today, as a number of blogs reported earlier this morning, the Google Voice customer support forums are filling up with complaints...
10:53 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Google Voice Is Having Some SMS Issues Today, Sends Texts From Wrong Phone Numbers (Update: Fixed)
Google Voice seems to be having some issues with sending SMS messages today, as a number of blogs reported earlier this morning. The Google Voice customer support forums are filling up with complaints...
10:44 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Rolls Out New Features To Keep Its Community Safe, Including A More Granular Reporting Functionality
As I've noted before, Google's shift to social as a company comes with great responsibility. As the company makes this transition, there are a lot of things to think about when building social layers ...
10:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Google Co-Founder, Sergey Brin, Calls On Politicians To Abandon Political Parties
Google Co-Founder, Sergey Brin, made an extraordinary call to America's politicians today: he pleaded for them to denounce political parties. "Please withdraw from your respective parties and govern a...
10:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin Calls On Politicians To Abandon Political Parties
Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin made an extraordinary call to America's politicians today: he pleaded for them to denounce political parties. "Please withdraw from your respective parties and govern as ...
10:05 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Cant Figure Out Which Candidate Is Winning? Use These Web Apps
Become a political pro with a few handy web apps that will help you sort out which Presidential candidate is winning on Election Day. The first candidate to win 270 Electoral College votes will be cro...
09:57 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch No Luck With Facebook Gifts? Giftivo Offers More Customizable Recommendations, Filtered By Price
It's not even Thanksgiving yet, but some startup founders already have their sights set on the holidays. Case in point, the launch of Giftivo, a new Facebook-enabled gift recommendations engine....
09:38 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Opera 12.10 For Desktop Launches With More Powerful Extensions, SPDY And WebSocket Support, Win 8 And OS X Improvements
Opera just launched the latest version of its desktop browser. Version 12.10 brings the usual speed and technical improvements to the browser, including support for the SPDY protocol and the WebSocket...
09:27 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Click Facebooks Im Voting Button, Research Shows It Boosts Turnout
Today, Facebook is encouraging its legions of users to declare civic enthusiasm to their friends, with a prominent "I'm A Voter" botton at the top of the newsfeed. Large-scale, experimental research s...
08:39 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile App Marketing Platform Trademob Raises $15M Series B Led By Kennet Partners
Global expansion doesn't come cheap, and to that end, mobile app marketing platform, Trademob, has raised a Series B of $15 million led by Kennet Partners. Specifically, Kennet has invested $12.5 mill...
08:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Yep, Its Coming: Google Wallets Help Site Mentions The Google Wallet Card
Just in case you needed more proof that the leaked news revealing a forthcoming physical Google Wallet Card is indeed legit, you can just visit Google's own Help section on its Google Wallet website t...
07:52 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T To Launch $99 Nokia Lumia 920, $49 Lumia 820 On Nov. 9; HTCs 8X To Arrive Before Thanksgiving
Well, there we have it: after vaguely pointing to a November launch window for its first batch of Windows Phone 8 handsets, AT&T has finally decided to get a bit more specific. Nokia's long-awaite...
07:47 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Report: StumbleUpons Traffic Down 53% Since July
New data from social plugin providerShareaholicreleased today is showing a continued decline in traffic sent to publishers' websites from StumbleUpon. According to traffic trends on its network, Stumb...
07:29 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Glogou Launches New Tools To Help Businesses Build Their Online Presence (And Ad Campaigns) In China
Glogou is a startup offering to help businesses tap into the massive Chinese market, and with the launch of new, self-service tools, it may be able to reach a broader swath of customers.Language is on...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch E-Commerce Startup ShopLocket Now Lets Merchants Bundle Physical And Digital Goods
ShopLocket was launched earlier this year to provide an ultra-simple way for users to sell goods online. Now it's providing a way for merchants who use its system to combine both digital and physical ...
06:57 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Offers $7.99 Monthly Subscription To Amazon Prime
Amazon is now offering users a monthly option for its Amazon Prime service, priced at $7.99 per month, as an alternative to the $79/yearly subscription. It's the same service as before, offering free ...
06:57 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Offers $7.99 Monthly Subscription To Amazon Prime [Update: Amazon Confirms It's Only A Test]
Amazon is now offering users a monthly option for its Amazon Prime service, priced at $7.99 per month, as an alternative to the $79/yearly subscription. It's the same service as before, offering free ...
06:11 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch The P2P Lending Experiment: Lending Club Surpasses $1B In Personal Loans, Hits Profitability
Last night at Bloomberg's San Francisco headquarters, Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker took to the stage to deliver one of her famed presentations on the prevailing trends in the tech ecosystem. It...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Patents Vanishing Touch Interfaces, New Method For Targeted Computer Cooling
Apple was granted a couple of interesting patents today (spotted by AppleInsider), including one for multitouch surfaces embedded in devices that appear and disappear as needed, as well as a new cooli...
05:57 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch WiMP Takes The Music Streaming Fight To Deezer In Poland
WiMP, the Swedish music streaming service owned by Aspiro, has announced that it is expanding into Poland, stepping on the toes of European competitor Deezer, who is the other major player operating i...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Russian Search Giant Yandex Rolls Into Europe, U.S. With Digital Mapping Expansion; Richer Geo-Location Services In Pipeline
Hot on the heels of launching its own internet browser and an Android app store to build out its business and keep Google at bay in its home territory, Russian search engine Yandex has quietly extende...
04:44 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Last.fm, RjDj Founder, Michael Breidenbrcker, Joins Playboard App Discovery Startup 42matters
Serial entrepreneur Michael Breidenbrcker -- founder of Last.fm and RjDj -- is joining the team behind Zurich-based app discover startup, 42matters, maker of the Playboard app for Google's Play Store....
03:48 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Gartner: 1.2 Billion Smartphones, Tablets To Be Bought Worldwide In 2013; 821 Million This Year: 70% Of Total Device Sales
The unstoppable rise of smartphones and tablets will see 1.2 billion of the devices being bought worldwide next year, analyst Gartner is predicting. It also forecasts sales of 821 million of the smart...
03:42 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Shpock Wants To Be A Flea Market In Your Pocket
In response to the unworldliness of uber-marketplaces like eBay, Shpock ("shop in your pocket") is a new iOS and Android app from Austrian startup, Finderly, which wants to return the local classified...
01:58 pm GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Vs Motorola Mobility: U.S. Judge Dismisses Apple Patent Licensing Lawsuit
A court case brought by Apple against Google-owned Motorola Mobility for seeking what Apple argues are excessive royalties for standards-essential patents has been dismissed by the judge in a Wisconsi...
10:04 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Bazaarvoice Snaps Up eCommerce Ad Network Longboard Media For Up To $43M
Today, Bazaarvoice is officially beefing up its social commerce platform with advertising. The Austin-based SaaS company, which powers customer review and social commerce features for brands like Best...
10:04 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch With Competition Looming, Bazaarvoice Snaps Up eCommerce Ad Network Longboard Media For Up To $43M
It seems that Bazaarvoice is no longer content with simply being a suped-up marketing analytics company. The competition in social media marketing is intensifying (think Salesforce's acquisition of Bu...
08:47 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Mary Meeker Gives Mid-Year Internet Trends Report: Android Adoption Ramping Up 6X Faster Than iPhone
KPCB partner Mary Meeker usually publishes her famed Internet Trends report once a year, but gave a small San Francisco crowd a mid-year update tonight. The biggest new facts? Android phone adoption i...
08:47 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Mary Meekers Surprise Mid-Year Internet Trends Report: Android Adoption Ramping Up 6X Faster Than iPhone
KPCB partner Mary Meeker usually publishes her famed Internet Trends report once a year, but gave a small San Francisco crowd a mid-year update tonight. The biggest new facts? Android phone adoption i...
04:46 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks iOS App Gets Multi-Photo Sharing, Gifts, Chat Buddy List. And Heres What Might Come Next
Facebook just gave its iOS users some features that could make their Android friends jealous. Apple lovers can now upload multiple photos at once, give Gifts, and slide out a buddy list of who is avai...
04:46 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook For iOS Gets Photo Filters And Multi-Shot Sharing, Beating Twitter To The Punch
Facebook just gave its iOS users some features that could make their Android friends jealous. Apple lovers can now upload multiple photos at once, give Gifts, and slide out a buddy list of who's chatt...
04:37 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Matt Galligan On Circas Role In The Upcoming Election And The Future Of News [TCTV]
Last month, we told you about a new service called Circa, which set out to redefine the way that you consume news on your iOS device. The app itself is beautifully designed, and was based off of an id...
03:39 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquares Adds Some Magic To Its Explore Functionality In iOS, And Its A Completely Fresh Approach
When Foursquare introduced the new web version of its "Explore" functionality for those who visit its homepage, we knew that something was up. This was absolutely the "new" Foursquare built on top of ...
03:39 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare Adds Some Magic To Its Explore Functionality In iOS, And Its A Completely Fresh Approach
When Foursquare introduced the new web version of its "Explore" functionality for those who visit its homepage, we knew that something was up. This was absolutely the "new" Foursquare built on top of ...
03:08 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Jive Software Acquires Meetings.io and Producteev To Enhance Social Platform With Real-Time Messaging And Task Management
Jive Software is acquiring meetings.io, a real-time communications platform and Producteev, a cloud-based task management provider in a combined deal worth $7.6 million and 460,000 in Jive stock....
02:44 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Zillow Acquires Mortgage Software Company Mortech For $17 Million
After reporting earnings today, Zillow has also announced the acquisition of mortgage software company Mortech....
02:27 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Reportedly Looking Into Switching From Intel To In-House Chips For Macs
Apple is reportedly looking into ways tot replace its Intel processors in Macs with new chips based on the designs it uses for its iOS-based devices. The company has previously been rumored to be cont...
02:17 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch CA Files Lawsuit Against New Relic Seeking Injunction, Claims Patent Infringement
CA has filed a lawsuit against New Relic, claiming it has infringed on a patent the comapny's founder sold to the mammoth IT management services company when it acquired Wiley Technology in 2006....
02:14 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Real Estate Site Zillow (Barely) Beats Analyst Estimates For Q3: $31.9M In Revenue, $0.08 EPS, Tops 1 Billion Mobile Home Views
Real estate site Zillow just released its third-quarter earnings report, once again coming in just ahead of what Wall Street analysts had predicted. The company said it saw $31.9 million in revenue an...
02:05 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Reminder: The TechCrunch Toronto Meetup Is Tonight!
Today's the day. Our Northern meetup tour has officially commenced, and we're kicking things off in the Great White North. The Toronto TechCrunch Meetup is tonight. ...
01:14 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch TokBoxs New OpenTok For WebRTC Lets Developers Add Cross-Platform Video Chats To Their iOS And Web Apps
TokBox, the San Francisco-based WebRTC and video chat company recently acquired by Spain's Telefnica Digital, announced that it has launched what it calls the "first platform to power WebRTC video cha...
12:53 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Is OffersBy.Me Better Than Groupon? Probably (Especially If You Are A Business)
What is OffersBy.me? It's a new service offering discounts for goods and services. And although it is currently only serving up offers in the company's hometown of Columbus, OH (expansion is planned) ...
12:42 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon To Axe Its Mobile App Store, Aims To Remove It From All Devices By March 2013
Verizon Wireless has been plugging away on its own carefully-controlled mobile app store for years now -- the carrier had planned to beef up the app discovery process with Chomp before Apple acquired ...
12:35 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Uber And Zipcar Offering Discounted Rides On Election Day
Get yourself to the voting booth in style: Uber is offering free black sedan services to the polls on Election Day (for first-time Uber users). Or, if you want to pick up some groceries after performi...
12:35 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Kinect Fusion, Microsofts 3-D Modeling Technology, Is Coming To The Kinect For Windows SDK
Kinect Fusion, the Microsoft Research project which uses the Kinect sensor to create 3D models of objects and environments, will be made available in the Kinect for Windows SDK, Microsoft announced to...
12:18 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Bleeding-Edge Election Day Get-Out-The-Vote Tech
On Election Day, billion-dollar war chests and celebrity endorsements are infinitely less important than getting Americans off the couch and into the polling booths. We've rounded up some cutting-edge...
12:02 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Shareist Is A Content Management System For Your Content Management System (Thats A Good Thing)
As a major media figure on the Internet, I often find it difficult to manage all of my content outlets. I have a Twitter feed connected to my Facebook connected to my Tumblr. I also have a personal bl...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile First, Web Second: Instagram Finally Lets Users Have Functional Web Profiles
Two years after its iOS-only launch, eight months after its billion-dollar Facebook acquisition, five months after designer Cole Reinke leaked an image of Instagram's efforts to bridge mobile and web,...
11:46 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Fresh On The Heels Of An IPO, Shutterstock Launches An iPhone App
Shutterstock has just had an incredibly successful IPO, but that's no reason to rest on laurels, which is why the company has just launched an iPhone app in the Apple App Store.With much the same look...
11:40 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Ford And Microsoft Deliver Their 5 Millionth SYNC-Enabled Vehicle, Plan To Bring Cloud And Car Closer Together
At GigaOm's Roadmap event today, Microsoft and Ford just announced that they have delivered more than 5 million SYNC-enabled cars. SYNC, Ford's in-car connectivity system, is powered by Microsoft's em...
11:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch TinyHR Launches TinyPulse To Help Employers Keep Their Fingers On The Pulse Of HR
TinyPulse helps managers find out how their employees are doing. It works like this: Once a week, TinyHR takes a survey of all employees signed up through its system, and then compares results not jus...
11:25 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch With Mobile Impressions, Tumblr Pushes Past 20 Billion Pageviews A Month
David Karp, the CEO of New York-based Tumblr, revealed some fresh stats about the micro-blogging platform's growth today. The company is seeing 20 billion pageviews a month, up from 15 billion at the ...
11:04 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch CBS Finally Does A Deal With Hulu, But Only For Older Shows That Are Off The Air
Hulu has finally done a deal with CBS, bringing shows from the one broadcast holdout into its content library. Beginning in January, CBS content will become available through Hulu Plus. But don't get ...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch LogMeIns Dropbox Competitor Cubby Now Open To All
Cubby, LogMeIn's answer to Dropbox, is launching out of private beta today and is now available to all users. The service is a late arrival to the crowded online storage space, dominated not only by s...
10:55 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch LinkedIn Steps Up To Help Children In Need After Hurricane Sandy Devastation
Today, LinkedIn's CEO Jeff Weiner tweeted out a link to a new initiative that his company is participating in. As I noted over the weekend, people really need to step up when it comes to those affecte...
10:44 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Google Maps For iOS Will Be Ready By End Of Year, But Google Isnt Sure Apple Will Approve It
The Apple Maps controversy cooled down over the last few weeks (though it got a bit of a replay when Scott Forstall's exit/ouster from Apple was announced last week), but one question still remains: w...
10:22 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch 800K #Sandy-grams Showed Systrom Instagram Is Going To Need To Be A Big Data Company
800,000 Instagrams were tagged [Hurricane] #Sandy, and Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom thinks that makes it the most digitally captured event in history.But "how do we mine all these photos, make s...
10:01 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Foundation Video: Tom Conrad, CTO Of Pandora On Reinventing Radio
In this edition of my Foundation video series, Pandora CTO Tom Conrad shares his inspiration for reinventing the radio. He reveals how a jailbroken iPhone played a key part in Pandoras success, and ...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Want To Pitch A VC While He Cleans Your House? Exec And Shervin Pishevar Thought So
Exec, which is a service focused on San Francisco professionals, does all types of tasks for you at pretty decent rates. I've used the service to have papers scanned and faxed in the past, and it was ...
09:55 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Asana Competitor Wrike Launches Its New Mobile Apps, Wants To Make Social Project Management Quick And Easy
Wrike, the increasingly popular social project management and collaboration platform, just announced the re-launch of its mobile apps for iPhone and Android. In addition, Wrike also launched a new mob...
09:42 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Social TV Startup Miso Pivots Again, Launches Quips App To Let Users Share Their Favorite TV Moments
Social TV app makes Miso started out as just another TV check-in app, then launched a product to let users create and browse guides to all their TV episodes. Now its pivoting again, with the launch of...
09:22 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Google, Microsoft Showing Extreme Interest In White Spaces Spectrum In The U.K.
Google and Microsoft are sniffing around white spaces spectrum in the U.K., according to a Telegraph report, with a view to possibly offering free built-in wi-fi for mobile devices running their softw...
09:05 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Election Day Prep: Is Your Congressman Tech-Friendly?
Election day is nigh and many of us (including myself) haven't decided on how we're voting for each candidate. TechCruch is here to sooth your low-information guilt: Our CrunchGov Congressional report...
08:42 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Announces Stockholder Rights Plan To Prevent Hostile Takeover
Well, that didn't take long. Following activist shareholder Carl Icahn's purchase of nearly 10% of Netflix stock, the company has revealed a plan which will prevent a hostile takeover of its company. ...
08:31 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter As A Newsletter: Weekly Email Digest Can Now Be Delivered Daily
Twitter users now have the option in the weekly digest email to switch to a daily delivery. As was previously the case, you receive meaningful tweets in your email inbox. The feature is very reminisce...
07:59 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch BillGuard Teams Up With Lemons Mobile Wallet, Will Alert Users To Fraudulent Charges
BillGuard, the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2011 runner-up offering credit and debit card users protection against fraudulent charges, is today formally announcing its integration with Lemon's digital wallet...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Making Way For 4G: Europe To Liberalise Another 120MHz Of 3G Spectrum For 4GLTE Services By Mid-2014
The EC has decided Europe needs more 4G/LTE spectrum to run all the high speed mobile data services citizens in member states will require in the coming years. Today it's announced a plan to refarm 12...
07:21 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Encourages Users To Video Their Vote
YouTube is encouraging its users to "video their vote" on election day on Tuesday, just as they did back in 2008. The idea is not about recording video of you casting your vote, to be clear, but is ra...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch OrderGroove Raises $7M To Help Brands Enable Subscription Commerce
OrderGroove, a startup that allows brands to create subscription and membership commerce, has raised $7 million from Fung Capital USA, with additional investment from Lerer Ventures, Legend and SWaN V...
06:43 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Sells 3 Million iPad Minis And 4th Generation iPads In 3 Days
Apple has just announced that the iPad mini and 4th generation iPad, both of which debuted on October 23 in San Francisco, have just topped 3 million sales in 3 days. The smaller, lighter tablet had b...
06:33 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Nexus Strategy In A Nutshell: Cheap Mobile Internet Everywhere
Google unveiled a new line of Nexus devices in a range of shapes and sizes, from the Nexus 4 smartphone to the Nexus 10 tablet, and some aspects of the product launch proved confusing. Why build a sma...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch NetShelter Becomes InPowered, Launches Self-Serve Platform For Turning Articles Into Ads
Nearly a year ago, tech blog advertising network NetShelter announced InPowered, a service that helped brands promote positive content about their products. In the months since, CEO Peyman Nilforoush ...
05:57 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Eyeing An IPO, Marketing Software Giant HubSpot Raises $35M For International Growth, M&A And More
All-in-one inbound marketing software firm HubSpot has raised $35 million in a mezzanine financing round from a large, unnamed institutional investor, Altimeter Capital, Cross Creek Capital, and previ...
05:40 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch On The Eve Of The US Election, Heres CrunchGov, TechCrunchs Policy Platform
Welcome to TechCrunchs tech policy platform, CrunchGov, a portal for sourcing the most thoughtful people and ideas to facilitate more informed policymaking. Currently, it consists of three areas: a co...
04:56 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Metail, The Virtual Fitting Room Youve Probably Never Heard Of, Partners With Warehouse, Shop Direct, Following Tesco Trial
Likened to a space race, there are a whole bunch of startups trying to solve the problem of how to 'try on' clothes online. And for the online fashion industry, it's a big problem, too. The inability ...
04:53 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Android Malware Surges Despite Googles Efforts To Bounce Dodgy Apps Off Its Platform; F-Secure IDs 51,447 Unique Samples In Q3
Despite Google tightening Android's security screw, by introducing an additional layer of security to the Play Store, Android's malware problem has surged in the third quarter. Security firm F-Secure'...
03:34 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Qinec, A Medical Practice Platform, Secures $2.5M From Amadeus And Achimedia
By now it's common knowledge that startups aiming at the medical/healthcare industry are pretty hot prospects. This is a sector waiting to be super-charged by cloud applications and devices. The lates...
03:34 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Qinec, A Medical Practice Platform, Secures $2.5M From Amadeus And Archimedia
By now it's common knowledge that startups aiming at the medical/healthcare industry are pretty hot prospects. This is a sector waiting to be super-charged by cloud applications and devices. The lates...
02:52 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch DFJ Esprit-backed Redkite Financial Markets Acquired By NICE Systems After A Year
A win for DFJ Esprit today, the European partner of Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, following the news of a successful acquisition of its portfolio company Redkite F...
02:39 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch IDC: Android OEMs, iPad Mini Rumors Slowed iPad Sales In Q3: Apple 50.4%, Samsung 18.4%, Amazon 9%, Asus 8.6% Tablet Marketshare
Apple's lead in the tablet market took its first serious dent in Q3, according to estimates from analyst IDC. Apple's dominant share of the market shrunk in the third quarter of this year, dropping to...
01:18 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Confirms 30 Million+ Sales Of Flagship Galaxy SIII Smartphone Globally In ~Five Months, 3x Faster Sales Rate Than SGSII
Another impressive sales milestone for Samsung. A few days after confirming it's sold more than three million Galaxy Note II devices in around a month of sales, Samsung has revealed that sales of its ...
01:18 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Confirms 30 Million+ Channel Sales Of Flagship Galaxy SIII Smartphone Globally In ~5 Months, 3x Faster Sales Rate Than SGSII
Another impressive sales milestone for Samsung. A few days after confirming it's sold more than three million Galaxy Note II devices in around a month of sales, Samsung has revealed that channel sales...
01:10 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch The Biggest Threat To LinkedIn: The Power Of Many, Not One
Given how well LinkedIn has been doing of late, the headline for this post may seem a bit out of place. Just a few days ago, LinkedIn yet again exceeded Wall Street's expectations, posting strong thir...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch EMBARGOED: Remote Tech Support Firm, 247 Techies, Raises $600k Seed Round Led By 500 Startups To Ramp Up SMB Business
Online tech support company, 24/7 Techies, has raised a $600,000 seed round led by Dave McClures 500 Startups to accelerate its offerings for small and medium sized businesses. Other notable investors...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Remote Tech Support Firm, 247 Techies, Raises $600k Seed Round Led By 500 Startups To Ramp Up SMB Business
Online tech support company, 24/7 Techies, has raised a $600,000 seed round led by Dave McClures 500 Startups to accelerate its offerings for small and medium sized businesses. Other notable investors...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Techcrunch Healthcare Finally Moving Past Wang-Like Legacy Systems
Healthcare has long been a technology paradox. There have been few places further out on the cutting edge of technology than biotech and medical devices. In contrast, healthIT has been in a time warp ...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, November 5, 2012