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11:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 30, 2012
Techcrunch Iterations: Its Early Innings For Digital Pictures
In the few years I've been in Silicon Valley, if someone asked me to sum up -- in one word -- what defined and dominated consumer technology applications during that time, I'd have no choice but to an...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 30, 2012
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: Ignoring The Little People
Editors note:Ross Rubinis principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs atTechspressive. Each column looks at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals.The period leadi...
07:36 pm GMT - Sun, December 30, 2012
Techcrunch Extreme Diet Hacking: How Cheesecake Made Me Leaner And Stronger With Carb Backloading
Never before have I binged so many delicious desserts, yet been stronger or more ripped. For 3 weeks, I experimented with a cult bodybuilding diet, Carb Backloading, which promises outcomes too good t...
07:36 pm GMT - Sun, December 30, 2012
Techcrunch Extreme Diet Hacking With Tech: How Cheesecake Made Me Leaner And Stronger With Carb Backloading
Never before have I binged so many delicious desserts, yet been stronger or more ripped. For 3 weeks, I experimented with a cult bodybuilding diet, Carb Backloading, which promises outcomes too good t...
06:26 pm GMT - Sun, December 30, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare To Start Using Full Names, Sharing More Of Your Data With Venues From January 28, According To New Privacy Policy
Foursquare — which this year passed its three-millionth check-in, added 15 million more users to its network, and in October kicked off a new chapter as a stronger competitor to Yelp with more l...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, December 30, 2012
Techcrunch While There Are Some Glimpses Of Progress, Mexico Faces A Long Road To Innovation
Editors note:Maria Rocio Paniagua currently works as a project manager atInnku, one of the top mobile and web workshops in Mexico.A few weeks ago, Vivek Wadhwa visited Mexico and wrote about the possi...
06:47 am GMT - Sun, December 30, 2012
Techcrunch In Case Anyone Cares, Here Are Leaked Shots Of The BlackBerry X10, RIMs Upcoming BB10 QWERTY Handset
Research In Motion is set to launch BlackBerry 10 and two handsets at the end of January. But at this point, there shouldn't be many surprises. Nearly every detail of the platform and touchscreen phon...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, December 30, 2012
Techcrunch The 10 Best iOS And Android Games Of 2012
Editor's note:Stephen Danos is the associate editor for the mobile app discovery site Appolicious.This years most captivating games either pushed the envelope with state-of-the-art graphics and rich n...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, December 30, 2012
Techcrunch Insert Coin: Engadget Is Looking For Some Cool Crowdfunded Projects
Our brothers and sisters over at Engadget are holding their first red hot, super exciting conference called Expand in SF in March. The event will feature all the boring, old commercial hardware you co...
01:04 am GMT - Sun, December 30, 2012
Techcrunch Intels Cable TV Service And Set Top Box Will Soon Roll Out City By City
Intelis preparing to launch its rumored virtual cable TV service and set top box, and has a plan to overcome licensing hurdles. Rather than roll out nationwide, the launch will happen on a city-by-cit...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, December 30, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks High-Stakes Poker Game
Editor's note:Antone Johnson isa startuplawyer specializing inearly-stageconsumer Internet and location-basedbusinesses.Facebook has been accused of creating a slavish copy of Snapchat. Yet Poke may t...
11:20 pm GMT - Sat, December 29, 2012
Techcrunch Michigan Becomes Latest State To Protect Citizens From Employers And Schools Snooping On Private Social Feeds
Employers and schools in Michigan, the greatest state in the Nation, are now prohibited from asking employees and students for passwords to their personal email and social media accounts. In a win for...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 29, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Slow Poke To China
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor toast marshmallows around the social campfire as the PostApocalypse prepares to ring in a new year. It's all tweetness and...
10:45 pm GMT - Sat, December 29, 2012
Techcrunch Unnatural Acts And The Rise Of Mobile
Editors note: <emKeith Teareis General Partner at his incubator Archimedes Labs and CEO of recently funded just.me. He was a co-founder of TechCrunch.As all predatory, or formerly predatory, men a...
08:15 pm GMT - Sat, December 29, 2012
Techcrunch Trade A Bit Of Facebook Privacy For Free Samsung TecTiles, Flip Covers
The gift-giving has ended as we head into the new year, but many of us still need to pick up a few things. For example, if you happen to be a new owner of the Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note II, you proba...
07:56 pm GMT - Sat, December 29, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung To Build A Massive R&D Complex In Silicon Valley
You might finally start seeing some Android phones out in the wild around Silicon Valley. Samsung Electronics Co. just announced a major expansion of its Silicon Valley operations, which includes a gi...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 29, 2012
Techcrunch All Journalism Is Tech Journalism Now
I am about to commit an act of meta-journalism. I'm sorry. I hate meta-journalism. I unfollowed GigaOm's Mathew Ingram (a fine writer) on Twitter some time ago because I could not muster any more inte...
11:42 am GMT - Sat, December 29, 2012
Techcrunch The Weekly Good: DonorsChoose And Big Hairy Audacious Goals To Help Teachers
[Note: This is 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.] Sometimes, the right people are in the ri...
10:07 am GMT - Sat, December 29, 2012
Techcrunch TigerLogic Acquires Storycode For Up To $7.25M To Bolster How Brands Reach Mobile Users
TigerLogic, a company with a market cap of about $56 million that provides data management and app development solutions for enterprises, said it agreed to acquire Portland mobile developer Storycode ...
06:57 am GMT - Sat, December 29, 2012
Techcrunch Lawsuit Alleges That Early Pinterest Investor Stole The Idea, Pinterest Says Suit Is Baseless
A lawsuit filed yesterday by Theodore F. Schroeder claims that Pinterest investor Brian S. Cohen stole the idea for the social sharing service.The suit, which was first reported in AllThingsD, claims ...
06:07 am GMT - Sat, December 29, 2012
Techcrunch To Mitigate Any Surge Pricing Surprises, Uber Debuts Sobriety Tests And Fare Estimates For New Years Eve
After the communication breakdown over surge pricing last New Year’s Eve, Uber is taking precautions to make sure users are aware of fare increases next week. Surge pricing has become more commo...
06:03 am GMT - Sat, December 29, 2012
Techcrunch Theres A Difference Between Private And Personal
While most of us were enjoying the holidays with our families all over the world, While most of us were enjoying the holidays with our families all over the world, someone who is related to the CEO of...
02:08 am GMT - Sat, December 29, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 12.28.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recording today at 1pm Pacific....
01:44 am GMT - Sat, December 29, 2012
Techcrunch OneWed Brings Its Inspirational Wedding Imagery To iPad
It's been days, possibly even weeks, since we've covered a wedding-focused startup. Let's change that, shall we? OneWed, the company formerly known as Nearlyweds, is now on iPad. The new app quietly a...
12:46 am GMT - Sat, December 29, 2012
Techcrunch Nook Media Takes $89.5M From Pearson, Says Holiday Sales Fell Below Expectations
Nook Media, the Barnes & Noble subsidiary that handles Nook e-readers and digital content, announced today that education publisher Pearson has invested $89.5 million, giving it a 5 percent stake ...
12:31 am GMT - Sat, December 29, 2012
Techcrunch Bug Lets People Save Snapchat And Poke Videos, But Why Would Anyone Want To Do That?
Buzzfeed has found a "security hole" in an app that is totally not used for sexting,Snapchat, and an app that is also totally not used for sexting, Poke. The two apps totally not used for sexting were...
12:22 am GMT - Sat, December 29, 2012
Techcrunch Data Shows Online Buzz About Snapchat Is Skyrocketing After The Launch Of Facebook Poke
Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, which is nice and all -- but for businesses, flattery doesn't exactly pay the bills. However, when said flattery comes along with massive amounts of ne...
11:48 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Flying Home? Airport Chatter Brings Airport Info To iPhone, Socializes Travel
Airport Chatter, which debuted just in time to take advantage of the busy holiday travel season, isa new mobile applicationaiming to be the one-stop shop for everything related to air travel, from the...
11:44 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch I Can Has Funding: Cheezburger Raises $5M From Foundry, Madrona , Softbank For LOLcats, FAIL Blog And Other Memes
Cheezburger, the internet publisher responsible for LOLcats, FAIL Blog, and other memes, has raised $5 million in funding, according to an SEC filing. A spokesperson for the company confirmed the fund...
11:14 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Study Claims Online Voter Registration Contributed Significantly To Higher Youth Registration
California's experiment in fully online voter registration appears to have been a success. "Online registration contributed significantly to an increase in 2012 youth registrants and modestly to overa...
11:13 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Lyft Staffing Up In Seattle And Los Angeles As It Looks To Expand Its Ride-Sharing Service Beyond SF
Lyft, the local on-demand ride-sharing service operated by the startup Zimride, is apparently not letting recent regulatory hurdles cramp its style too much. Lyft, which launched its service allowing ...
10:35 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Touch Publishing Platform Onswipe Now Reaching 10M Monthly Active Users On iOS
Onswipe, a startup that helps publishers build websites optimized for iPads and other touchscreen devices, is closing out what sounds like a big year. Content published through the Onswipe platform re...
10:35 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch A Few Actual Harms To Be Concerned About From Todays Government Spying Law
"Other than the vague threat of an Orwellian dystopia, as a society we dont really know why surveillance is bad," writes Washington University Law Professor, Neil Richards [PDF]. Today, the United Sta...
10:26 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Makes It Easier To Host Static Web Pages On S3
S3 is Amazon's cloud storage service for developers, but you can also use it to host static web pages on the cheap. Amazon introduced this feature about a year ago and today, it is making it even easi...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Rethinking The Mobile App Walkthrough
Lately, it seems that many mobile apps, upon first launch, are stepping users through multi-screen "walkthroughs" where all the features of the app are demonstrated, painstakingly, one-by-one. Worse s...
09:33 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch When Kickstarter Delivers: Thanks To Simple, Effective Design, Suprs Slim Wallet Exceeds Expectations
I've backed an embarrassing amount of Kickstarter projects, almost all of them in the hardware/gadget categories, and I've been disappointed more than I've been delighted. The Slim wallet by Supr howe...
08:47 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Sees A Drop Of 4M Daily Active Users Over Christmas, But The Terms Of Service Kerfuffle May Not Be To Blame
Sure, it's not unlike the New York Post besensationalist, but, because it is a quiet-ish news week between Christmas and New Year, I am reading a storyit published today on a drop in Instagram userswi...
08:47 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Sees Drop Of 4M Daily Facebook Connected Users Over Christmas, But TOS Kerfuffle May Not Be To Blame
Sure, it's not unlike the New York Post to besensationalist. But in this case in misinterpreted data to suggest Instagram was hit harder by backlash to its terms of service changes than it actually wa...
08:47 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Denies Holiday User Drop
Sure, it's not unlike the New York Post to besensationalist. But in this case it misinterpreted data to suggest Instagram was hit harder by backlash to its terms of service changes than it actually wa...
08:47 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Denies 25% Holiday User Drop
Sure, it's not unlike the New York Post to besensationalist. But in this case it misinterpreted data to suggest Instagram was hit harder by backlash to its terms of service changes than it actually wa...
08:47 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Denies 25% Holiday User Drop From TOS Backlash , And Here Are Real Explanations For Any Usage Dip
Sure, it's not unlike the New York Post to besensationalist. But in this case it misinterpreted data to suggest Instagram was hit harder by backlash to its terms of service changes than it actually wa...
08:47 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Denies 25% Holiday User Drop From TOS Backlash, And Here Are Real Explanations For A Usage Dip
Sure, it's not unlike the New York Post to besensationalist. But in this case it misinterpreted data to suggest Instagram was hit harder by backlash to its terms of service changes than it actually wa...
08:23 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Roamz Prepares A Street View For Social Using New Google Maps iOS SDK
Roamz, a local search startup for web and mobile, is today showing off one of the first implementations of the new Google Maps iOS SDK in its new iPad app, due out after the holidays. The Maps iOS SDK...
08:06 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Raspberry Pi Hack Turns The Ultra-Affordable Computer Into An AirPlay Receiver
What can't the Raspberry Pi do? Well, it definitely can operate as an AirPlay receiver for Apple's Wi-Fi audio streaming protocol, it turns out. Cambridge engineering student Jordan Burgess managed to...
07:54 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Stuck For New Years Eve In London? Yplan Takes Last-minute Booking Mobile
With over 5 million Twitter followers, UK actor/author Stephen Fry is the closest thing we get to an "Ashton Kutcher", given that he has a big following and occasionally takes an interest in tech star...
07:22 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Kim Dotcom To Host Megas Launch Event At His New Mega Zealand Mansion Next Month
Kim Dotcom doesn't do things small. The man behind the Megaupload empire is about to launch his next service dubbed simply Mega. But don't expect a simple press event in a hotel conference room. Nope,...
07:02 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Early Apple Computer And Tablet Designs Reveal The iMac And iPad That Might Have Been
Apple worked closely with Frogdesign during the eighties, creating Apple's early design language and charting the visual path of Apple computers from the Apple IIc to the Macintosh. Frogdesign founder...
06:20 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch RIMs Upfront Payment To Nokia In Patent Dispute Settlement Totals $65M
RIM responded to Nokia's request to have its devices removed from sale following a patent decision in the Finnish company's favor by working out a settlement, and now we're beginning to get a sense of...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Costs For Marketing Mobile Apps Spiked Last Month Even As Downloads Temporarily Dropped
As app developers geared up for the super-competitive Christmas season, marketing costs rose by 30 percent in November from the month before, according to Fiksu, a Boston-based company that helps publ...
05:35 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch OUYA Ships 1,200 Development Consoles, Shows Off Its Pre-Release Android Gaming Hardware On Video
OUYA, the Android-based affordable gaming console that inspired a wide range of reaction from tech watchers and gamers alike when it debuted on Kickstarter back in July 2012, today reached an importan...
04:08 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch The Social Gift-Giving Wars Which One Looked Best For The Holiday Season?
With the holiday season upon us, let's take a look at some of the gift-giving services and how well they work, writes contributor Natasha Starkell.Facebooks acquisition of Karma earlier this year must...
04:02 pm GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Apples $160K Copyright Fine In China Is A Pittance, But Could It Open The Door For Further Claims?
China is not exactly known for having a watertight regime when it comes to piracy and copyright violations, but it’s trying to change that perception, and here’s a case in point: a group o...
09:33 am GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Sinas 2013 Strategy Is Mobile First, CEO Charles Chao Says In Company-Wide Email
China-based tech blog 36kr has published a company-wide email (link via Google Translate) from Sina CEO Charles Chao that previews the China-based Internet giant's 2013 strategy. Chao wrote that Sina ...
08:11 am GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch HP Confirms Federal Investigation Of Autonomys Alleged Fraud In Its Annual Report
HP has confirmed that the U.S. Department of Justice launched an investigation stemming from the Palo Alto company's allegations that it uncovered widespread accounting fraud at Autonomy, the British ...
07:29 am GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Silvercar Launches Its Simplified Vehicle Rental Service At DallasFort Worth
Silvercar has announced that its airport-based car rental service will debut on January 14, 2013 for travelers visiting Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, with advance reservations now available...
07:01 am GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Wikimedia Foundation Raises $25M In Donations Over 9 Days
Wikimedia Foundation announced today that it raised $25 million from more than 1.2 million donors during its 2012 fundraiser, which ran on English-language Wikipedia in five countries (the U.S., Canad...
05:49 am GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch One Year After Buying NewBay, RIM Sells The Mobile Cloud Software Developer To Synchronoss Technologies For $55.5M In Cash
RIM could have a little more cash on hand next quarter. The flailing BlackBerry-developer has sold its cloud services unit NewBay to Synchronoss Technologies, the provider of automation software, mobi...
01:59 am GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch The iMac In A World Of MacBooks On The Brink Of iPads
Modern Apple owes pretty much everything to the iMac. Yes, it was the iPod and later the iPhone and iPad that took the company to new, almost unimaginable heights. But as everyone knows, the company w...
01:04 am GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Stanford Students And Professors Are Bridging The CS Gender Gap One Student At A Time
At Stanford, just under 21 percent of undergraduate CS majors, the schools most popular major, are women.Surrounding the school, Silicon Valley is starved for talented engineers, with companies aggres...
01:04 am GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch No Women In CS? Well, Not For Long
At Stanford, just under 21 percent of undergraduate CS majors, the schools most popular major, are women.Surrounding the school, Silicon Valley is starved for talented engineers, with companies aggres...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch In The Studio, How Patrick Collison Guides Stripe In The Competitive Payments World
Editor's Note: Semil Shah is an EIR with Javelin Venture Partners and is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil."In the Studio" closes out its inaugural year by welcoming...
12:46 am GMT - Fri, December 28, 2012
Techcrunch Inky Plans To Reinvent Email (For Real This Time)
Inky, a new email software company, has accidentally found itself in the spotlight this week after hidingin plain sight for over half a year. The company is aiming to offer a better email experience o...
11:14 pm GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Looks Like PBS Made A Silicon Valley TV Show That Could Really Be Worth Watching
Those who dreaded the 'Silicon Valley' reality TV series that aired this past year on Bravo did not have much to worry about after all. The show received mostly negative reviews and had a lackluster p...
10:21 pm GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Reportedly Targeting 510M Phone Sales In 2013, Including 390M Smartphones
Samsung is looking to move around 20 percent more mobile phones in 2013 than it did in 2012, according to a new report from The Korea Times. The Korean electronics firm wants to ship 510 million phone...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft: Over 75,000 Windows Phone Apps Were Published In 2012, Average User Downloaded 54
There can be no doubt that 2012 was a very important year for Microsoft, though it probably wasn't the successful year the company had envisioned when it planned it. With the launch of Windows 8 and W...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Exploring Alternative Wind Power Technology And Motion-Control Mac Mice
Apple's patent filings today reveal one concept outside their usual product-focused applications, detailing a method forharnessingwind power in a manner different from that employed in traditional tur...
09:17 pm GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Flurry: Christmas Day 2012 Smartphone And Tablet Activations Top 17.4M, 2.5X The Record Set In 2011
Christmas Day is increasingly the day that a flood of new phones and tablets come online; it regularly sets and breaks records for new device activations. This year was no exception, according to mobi...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch In Praise Of Dangerous Toys
When I was growing up, my dad taught me that potassium nitrate, sulphur, and charcoal made gunpowder. He told me that you could add iron to the mix to get a red flame and that acids wouldn't eat throu...
09:14 pm GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch BlueStacks App Player For Mac Launches Beta: Now You Can Run Over 750,000 Android Apps On Mac
BlueStacks, the startup known for bringing Android applications to desktop PCs, is today releasing its App Player for Mac into beta, following its previous Mac alpha release in June. At the time of th...
08:52 pm GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch The Woz Uses Cycloramic And An iPhone 5 To Street View His Kitchen
There are only two excuses for using the term "amazeballs!": you're Zooey Deschanel and you star in the hit TV sitcom New Girl, or you've just witnessed the Cycloramic app in action. Apple co-founder ...
08:26 pm GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Sees Its Biggest Holiday Season Ever, Tops Online Shopping Survey While Apple, Dell & JCP Decline
Customer experience analytics company ForeSee released its eighth annual holiday online satisfaction report this morning, which rates the top e-retailer websites in 2012. This year's newly expanded li...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Stealthy Collaboration Platform For Developers, VictorOps Raises $1.6M From Foundry Group
VictorOps, a stealthy enterprise startup based in Boulder has raised $1.58 million in seed funding led by the Foundry Group with participation from Chris Marks at Tango Investments and the startup's t...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch One In Four Americans Owns A Tablet, Overtaking E-Readers, As Printed Book Consumption Continues To Decline: Pew
We're still waiting to hear from specific companies like Amazon with their latest (non-)numbers on how well their Kindle line of devices has sold over this holiday period, and from the various analyst...
07:48 pm GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Exploring Alternative Wind Power Technology And Motion-Control Mac Mice
Apple's patent filings today reveal one concept outside their usual product-focused applications, detailing a method for harnessing wind power in a manner different from that employed in traditional t...
07:08 pm GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Rumor: Apple Building Bluetooth Smart Watch
According to Chinese gadget news site Tech.163, Apple may be in the process of developing its own smart watch that connects to your Apple devices via Bluetooth. Based on the report, Intel will be work...
06:26 pm GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Reportedly Looking To Bring Mac Mini Production To U.S. Shores
Apple is said to be considering a move that will bring Mac mini production to the U.S., through manufacturing partner Foxconn, according to supply chain sources speaking to Digitimes. Foxconn already ...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Apple CEO Tim Cook Receives Just $4.17M In Compensation In 2012, Versus $378M In 2011
Apple has filed a preliminary proxy statement with the SEC today ahead of its annual shareholder meeting for 2013, and it reveals executive compensation metrics for the company's senior leadership. CE...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Toshiba Building A Lytro-Style Camera Sensor For Smartphones And Tablets, Planned For 2013 Launch
Toshiba is intent on making a camera sensor for smartphones and tablets that borrows a trick from Lytro and allows users to select a focus area in their photos after having taken them. Not only that, ...
01:29 pm GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Botched Software Update To Networking Gear Caused One Of GitHubs All-Time Worst Outages
A botched software update to networking gear caused one of GitHub's all-time worst outages last weekend, the second major disruption that customers of the the popular social coding platform have suffe...
10:52 am GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Unveils ChatON 2.0, Gives Sneak Peeks Of Its Smart TV, Smart Hub Ahead Of CES
Samsung is keeping its fans entertained during the lull between Christmas and New Years with a several announcements and teasers:a CES 2013 Smart TV teaser video, asneak peek at its Smart Hub, a conte...
08:23 am GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Fab Achieves Mobile Commerce Goal With 56% Of Xmas Day Revenue From Its Apps
Fab announced today that 56% of its U.S. revenue was from sales through its mobile apps on Christmas, a new single day record for the design-focused e-commerce platform. Forty percent of its European ...
07:43 am GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Top Japanese Messaging App Line Adds Kids Apps To Its Growing Product Roster
Line--Japan's top smartphone messaging app--which reaches about a third of that country's mobile phone users, just announced the release of Line Kids (link via Google Translate), for children aged six...
07:09 am GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch There Are Now 1,000 Members Listing Their Homes Through Unhotel Service Onefinestay
If you owned a swanky apartment or house, would you really want to rent it out to strangers? Well, startup onefinestay seems to have found an audience for its upscale twist of the Airbnb model, which ...
07:01 am GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Confirms It Will Add Social Sharing Features In 2013, Once Obama Signs New Bill
Netflix has confirmed to Talking Points Memo that it will introduce social sharing features for U.S. users in 2013, following the passage of a bill that will make it easier for users of the on-demand ...
06:24 am GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Virurl Integrates RSS Into Its Sponsored Content Platform
Virurl has launched a new feature that it says will make it even easier for publishers to promote articles and videos through its platform.The feature is called RSS Ads, and it offers another way to c...
03:45 am GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch A Whimsical Seasonal Greeting From A Human Camera
One of the stranger things I came across while in Tokyo last month was a digital artist who built a human camera that requires touch from another person to snap photos. It is artist Eric Siu’s b...
02:15 am GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Journalists Addresses Posted In Revenge For Newspapers Google Map Of Gun Permit Owners
A week after the Newtown massacre, The Journal News published an interactive Google Map with the names and addresses of gun permit owners in select New York cities. The bold move has escalated into a ...
01:56 am GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Boxs Gameplan For 2013: A Third-Party App Economy; Expanding Security And More
As you talk to Aaron Levie, the co-founder of fast growing cloud storage company Box, it's hard not to notice his incredible energy when he talks about enterprise storage possibilities. Six years in, ...
12:53 am GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Gracenotes Ad Replacement System That Personalizes TV Commercials Will Start Trials In 2013
Most TV commercials are poorly targeted and show things you'd never buy. But not for long. Gracenote's new ad replacement system combines viewing habits with personal info to show you more relevant co...
12:46 am GMT - Thu, December 27, 2012
Techcrunch Publishing: The Road Ahead
With the closing of Spin Magazine's print edition alongside the failure of the print edition of Newsweek (not to mention the shuttering of countless newspapers and magazines around the world) you'd be...
10:35 pm GMT - Wed, December 26, 2012
Techcrunch Google Extends Free Gmail Voice Calls In The U.S. And Canada Through 2013
This is becoming somewhat of a holiday tradition for Google: the company just announced that it is extending it free domestic calls from Gmail in the U.S. and Canada for yet another year. Just like at...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 26, 2012
Techcrunch Inside Snapchat, The Little Photo-Sharing App That Launched A Sexting Scare
It started with an assumption, really. Snapchat, a photo-sharing application that auto-destroys images seconds after being opened, launched in September 2011 with zero media coverage. A homegrown prod...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 26, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Pulls Self-Published Memoir About Star Wars Because It References Star Wars
After months of selling a self-published memoir about the effect Star Wars has had on his life, author Gib Van Ert found that Amazon has pulled the title because it references the words "Star Wars" an...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 26, 2012
Techcrunch That Instagram Taco Bell Commercial Isnt Part Of Its Business Model
Beloved phone camera app Instagram sure had a tumultuous week before Christmas, when a change in the wording of its terms of service caused the Internet to erupt in a chasm of knee-jerk reactions: "In...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, December 26, 2012
Techcrunch Developing That Connected Space Between The Cloud And Everything Else
Yoics is a startup with a cloud service that connects and networks devices to the cloud. It sounds simple enough but realistically the complexity in connecting devicesindividuallyinto a network of sha...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, December 26, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Is Already Winning The Social TV War, But It Will Soon Do More
Twitter is reaching out to TV producers and showrunners to find out ways that it can further integrate with the TV experience. That could mean Twitter-based voting, in the case of some competitive rea...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, December 26, 2012
Techcrunch In Mexico, Tech Is Used To Help Combat Narco Violence, Insecurity
Google has been used for many ends, but in the hands of researcher Viridiana Rios, the search engine has become a tool to fight Mexican drug cartels and help the government organize to prevent violenc...
07:45 am GMT - Wed, December 26, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Seeks U.S. Sales Ban On Some Ericsson Products As The Two Continue Wrangling Over Patents
The patents war between Samsung Electronics and Ericsson rolls on. The Korean electronics company has announced that itfiled a complaint last week against the Swedish telecom manufacturer with the U.S...
06:00 am GMT - Wed, December 26, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Mobile Future Is Now
Google Now may be one of Google's most underrated new products of 2012, but I think it will turn out to be Google's killer mobile product in the long run. It's the one tool that brings together virtua...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, December 26, 2012
Techcrunch Better For Companies: Slow And Steady Or Fast And Furious?
This year was a pretty amazing one in technology: Many startups were funded and acquired, and there were some real advancements made in the way that we communicate on a a daily basis. I'd definitely c...
03:02 am GMT - Wed, December 26, 2012
Techcrunch Ask A VC: True Ventures Tony Conrad And Puneet Agarwal On The Hardware Renaissance, Enterprise Vs. Consumer Apps And More
True Ventures' partners Tony Conrad and Puneet Agarwal joined me for Ask A VC in the studio this week, where we talked about a renaissance in the hardware industry (True has investments in a number of...
01:25 am GMT - Wed, December 26, 2012
Techcrunch Scam iOS Maker Of The Day: Installous
A kind reader woke us up this morning with a missive that made my blood boil: another scam iOS maker was, in an insult to the great Mojang itself, was selling a scam version of Minecraft. The company,...
12:25 am GMT - Wed, December 26, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Nexus 4 And Nexus 10 #TechCrunch
The presents are piling, the fire is cracking, the drinks are flowing and in some parts of the world the snow is falling. From all of us at TechCrunch, we hope everyone is having a merry Christmas. Fo...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, December 26, 2012
Techcrunch The Gift Of Online Privacy
Every month I see several birth announcements on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I know exactly what moment the baby was born, what they looked like in sonogram photos, what their first food was, the...
11:36 pm GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch Aviarys Developer Of Peacock Takes Popular Photo Manipulation Tool Independent, Calls It Nodewerk
Aviary isn’t done with the news this year. In a nod to powers users, it’s sending its advanced flash suite off as an independent product. The suite’s original developer, Mario Klinge...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch New Smartphone Or Headphones? Here Are A Few Tips To Prevent Hearing Loss
This holiday season, many of us will be tearing the cellophane off of a hot new pair of headphones, a new smartphone, or music player. Before you decide to test the limits of OSHA's volume regulations...
09:40 pm GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch Jewel In The Night, The First Christmas Carol From Space
The first ever musical recording in space (that we know of anyway) was performed just a few days ago on the International Space Station by Col. Chris Hadfield, commander of the International Space Sta...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch Ret.io, A Crowdsourced Answer To Corruption In Mexico
Three years ago Mario Romero Zavala and Jos Antonio Bolio decided to create a Twitter account in Mexico City to alert people to cumbersome police checkpoints that too often resulted in various forms o...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch A Holiday Gift From Gapingvoid: Im Not Delusional, Im An Entrepreneur
Gapingvoid's unique style of visual communication has long been popular among successful and aspiring entrepreneurs. They decorate their offices with prints of gapingvoid art. They wear our t-shirts. ...
04:36 pm GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch 15 Things European Startups Might Want For Christmas
What do European startups want for Christmas? We've come up with a list of ideas. Feel free to ad your own in the comments. 1. Inspiration - We want European tech founders to think more collectively, ...
12:46 pm GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch China Now Has 1.104B Mobile Users, While Mobile Communications Revenue Totaled $116.26B Over First 11 Months of 2012
Statistics released yesterday (link via Google Translate) by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) show that as of the end of November 2012, there were 1.104 billion mobile ph...
12:46 pm GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch China Says It Now Has 1.104B Mobile Users, While Mobile Communications Revenue Totaled $116.26B Over First 11 Months of 2012
Statistics released yesterday(link via Google Translate) by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) say that as of the end of November 2012, there were 1.104 billion mobile phon...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Crunched: Exposing The Latest Tech Trends
Editor's note:Yvo Schaap is a 27-year-oldentrepreneur fromAmsterdamwho loves data and code.TechCrunch has always been the most authoritative news outlet on what's hot in Silicon Valley regarding start...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Crunched: The Top Keywords We Published In 2012
Editor's note:Yvo Schaap is a 27-year-oldentrepreneur fromAmsterdamwho loves data and code.TechCrunch has always been the most authoritative news outlet on what's hot in Silicon Valley regarding start...
08:44 am GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch Singaporean Maritime Tech Firm Ascenz Gets $482K In Funding From Red Dot Ventures As It Sails Toward The Chinese Market
Singapore-based maritime technology company Ascenz has received $482,000 in funding from technology incubator Red Dot Ventures as it sets its compass towards China....
08:25 am GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Related To Last Weeks Change Of Service Terms
Instagram just got a lump of coal in its stocking: aclass action lawsuit, which was filed in response to its change of service terms last week.Reuters reports that a California Instagram user has leve...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch I Am A Neanderthal, And You Probably Are, Too
Editors note: James Altucheris an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur.Ugh, I can't write anything today. It's the end of the year. Tomorrow is Christmas. You'd think I would h...
07:49 am GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Rival Hailo Reportedly Set To Close $30M Funding Round As It Expands In The U.S.
London-based mobile taxi network Hailo is set to close a $30 million round of funding as it sets its sights on the U.S. market, reports AllThingsD.The Series B funding round is likely being led by Fre...
07:15 am GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Crippled On Christmas Eve By AWS Outages
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even those in the lighthearted holiday fare you were planning to watch on Netflix, which has been down si...
07:15 am GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch Updated: Netflix Crippled On Christmas Eve By AWS Outages
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even those in the lighthearted holiday fare you were planning to watch on Netflix, which has been down si...
06:14 am GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Says Its Customer Review Guidelines Havent Changed, But It Is Cracking Down On Promotional Content
Good news, everyone! We can totally start trusting Amazon reviews again.The company has been conducting a "sweeping but hazy purge" of customer reviews, according to a recent story in The New York Tim...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch Making The $35 Raspberry Pi Mini Computer: Quickly And Carefully Does It
What's the secret to making a $35 mini computer? The basic recipe is having some extremely skilful cooks who can craft batch after batch of Raspberry Pis as quickly and with as few duds as possible. S...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Dyson DC44 Animal Wireless Vacuum Cleaner
The DC44 from Dyson is truly an Animal. It's as good as it gets in the land of vacuum cleaners, with a wireless base, multiple lightweight attachments, and a sleek design. Sure, it's on the expensive ...
02:33 am GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch The Google Of The App Search Era Just Might Be Google
Only a few years in, and already the mobile application ecosystem has become an unfathomable jungle of applications - some 700,000-plus in the two top mobile app stores, Apple's App Store and Google P...
01:05 am GMT - Tue, December 25, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro
You waited this long, you might as well go big: Apple's smaller 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is a very worthy sequel to the 15-inch variety released this past summer, and while it will still strain the ...
11:51 pm GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch Security Loophole In Facebooks Camera App Allowed Hackers To Hijack Accounts Over WiFi
PSA to all Facebook Camera users on iOS: If you haven’t update you app in the past few days, updateit now. The older version of the app, pre-1.1.2 and released before December 21, has asecurity ...
11:51 pm GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch Security Loophole In Facebooks Camera App Allowed Hackers To Hijack Accounts Over WiFi [Confirmed]
PSA to all Facebook Camera users on iOS: If you haven’t update you app in the past few days, updateit now. The older version of the app, pre-1.1.2 and released before December 21, has asecurity ...
10:47 pm GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On John Borthwick: Why The Facebook-Instagram Deal Is The Most Important Tech Event Of 2012
What was the most significant tech event of 2012? No, neither Apple after Steve Jobs nor the Facebook IPO. Not at least according to John Borthwick, the CEO of Betaworks and one of the shrewdest obser...
10:18 pm GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch London VC Spared Jail After Groin Thrusting Sexual Assault On Tube During Olympics
Stefan Glaenzer, a partner in London VC firm Passion Capital has been spared jail after pleading guilty to, and being convicted of, sexual assault on the London underground during the Olympics period....
10:10 pm GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch Codecademy Launches Cards To Teach You How To Program Your Own Holiday Greetings
Sorry, procrastinators -- if you waited until today to put your homemade holiday cards in the postal mail, it would take a Christmas miracle for them to make it to your recipients by December 25th. Su...
09:47 pm GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch Ho, Ho, Ho: Track St. Nick On Googles Santa Tracker
Every time you ignore Bing, an angel gets his wings...The Google Santa Tracker lets you follow Santa Claus as he delivers presents in real time....
09:25 pm GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch The Mine Kafon: A Low-Cost, Wind-Powered Minefield Clearing Device Hits Kickstarter
We brought you a video back at the end of November that showed off Massoud Hassani's mine-clearing device, the Mine Kafon, based on a wind-powered child's toy. Now, the Afghan industrial designer has ...
07:54 pm GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Expands Photo Functionality In Its Desktop App; Quietly Rolls Out Drag To Upload Feature
Facebook last week opened a new front in the so-called photo app wars with the launch of its ephemeral photo app Poke. But Facebook's focus on apps like Poke, Camera and Instagram doesn't mean that it...
06:25 pm GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch PSA: Update The Wii U (And Other Electronics) Before Christmas Morning
Dear Santa, I was a good boy this year. I ate all my vegetables, cleaned my room, and didn't freak out over Instagram's new TOS. My Christmas list is short this year. I want a lathe turning chuck, a n...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch SocialSafe, The Social Media Back-Up Tool, Raises $400K To Out-Archive Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
SocialSafe, the social media back-up tool co-founded by Julian Ranger's iBundle and 1minus1, has announced that it's raised 250,000 (~$400k) in what's being called a Series A round. That's because Ran...
11:42 am GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch A Hackathon Ushers In A Holiday Version Of Changemakrs, The Platform For Inspirational Quotes
Changemakrs, a platform for sharing inspiration built by an ex-Facebooker, is tapping into the Christmas spirit with a version of the site that lets anyone share holiday quotes. If you sign into the s...
10:35 am GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch Proposed Chinese Law May Force Sina Weibo To Implement Real-Name Registration
Chinese economics magazine Caijing reported today (link via Google Translate) that the National People's Congress is considering a new law that would require Internet users who wish to register for se...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch Internet Silence Speaks Louder Than Words
Major websites around the web blacked out their homepages Friday at 9:30am in memoriam for the Sandy Hook massacre last week. In the cacophonous free speech circus that is the Internet, where the knee...
09:42 am GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch Food Discovery App Burpple Adds Photo-Editing With Six Filters
Right on the heels of the kerfuffle over Instagram's privacy policy, food journaling and discovery app Burpple has released its new Burpple Camera, which features six filters (named Tapas, Loco Moco, ...
08:28 am GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch Singapore-based Inventory Management Startup TradeGecko Rescues SMBs From Spreadsheet Hell
Former designer Carl Thompson left the industry after years of wrangling with business administration spreadsheets, but hopes his startup TradeGecko will spare other small business owners from the sam...
08:04 am GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch Thanks To Free Shipping Offers, Online Holiday Sales Surge 16 Percent To $39B
Holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 51 days of season is up 16 percent to $38.7 billion, according to comScore. This past week, which was the last full week consumers could order g...
07:17 am GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch Cherry Is Shutting Down Its On-Demand Car Wash Service, Will Refund Pre-Paid Customers
Cherry, a startup that has been described as "Uber for car washes," is shutting down its service as of today, according to a statement from the company.Cherry says that it plans to "pursue an exciting...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch This DIY Mini-Tardis Is Bigger On The Inside
If you've watched and enjoyed the program known as "The Good Doctor Who" in which an alien of some sort who flies around with his little, knobby robotic buddy (I'm not entirely clear on the details), ...
06:02 am GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch Short, Sweet And In Stealth Mode: Is Quip The Name Of Ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylors Next Project?
When Bret Taylor announced last June that he would be leaving his role as CTO of Facebook to work on a startup with another ex-Googler, Kevin Gibbs, little else was divulged about what that project wo...
06:02 am GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch Short, Sweet And In Stealth Mode: Quip Is The Name Of Ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylors Next Project
When Bret Taylor announced last June that he would be leaving his role as CTO of Facebook to work on a startup with another ex-Googler, Kevin Gibbs, little else was divulged about what that project wo...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch News Corp. Reports $2.1 Billion Loss From Publishing Arm
News Corp's SEC filing during its attempts to split into two companies showed that the company lost $2.1 billion on the publishing side this year. ...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch How The Portland Trail Blazers Went Mobile
It's almost 2013 and you'd think that at this point every NBA team has probably had its own official mobile app for a few years now, but that's not exactly the case. The Portland Trail Blazers, for ex...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch Iterations: A Warby Parker For [Blank] And Consumer Product Reinvention
A few years ago, when I was going back and forth to India for work, Id routinely carry with me the eye prescriptions and a few old frames for some of my family members in the States. They didnt want t...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: The Big Instagram Backlash, Cash For Facebook Messages, Twitter Sprucing Up For An IPO
There was certainly no pre-holiday slump when it came to tech news, so we had a lot to talk about in the latest CrunchWeek, that very special time of the week when a few of us gather in front of the T...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, December 24, 2012
Techcrunch The 20 Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2012
Editor's note: Brad Spirrison isthe managing editor of mobile app discovery servicesAppolicious.Nearly six years after the debut of the iPhone, mobile applications are beginning to mature. The best mo...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 23, 2012
Techcrunch Lightbank Aims To Change TheVC Game As It Expands Its Investements Beyond Chicago
There's a lot of talk about disruption in the venture capital world. We'vediscussedat length the shift that many VCs are making from simply writing a check to serving as a hands-on, end-to-end service...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 23, 2012
Techcrunch Lightbank Aims To Change The VC Game As It Expands Its Invesements Beyond Chicago
There's a lot of talk about disruption in the venture capital world. We'vediscussedat length the shift that many VCs are making from simply writing a check to serving as a hands-on, end-to-end service...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 23, 2012
Techcrunch Lightbank Aims To Change The VC Game As It Expands Its Investments Beyond Chicago
There's a lot of talk about disruption in the venture capital world. We'vediscussedat length the shift that many VCs are making from simply writing a check to serving as a hands-on, end-to-end service...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 23, 2012
Techcrunch Dont Spout Off About Social In The Business World Just Get The Work Done
Don't spout off about social in the business world. Just use it to get the work done, because that'swhat matters most.I have been reminded of that often during the year. Earlier this month, I wrote ab...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, December 23, 2012
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: Kids Projects Put The Fun In Crowdfunding
Editors note:Ross Rubinis principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs atTechspressive.Tis the season when our thoughts often turn to the wee ones in our lives, and that has certainly been on the m...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, December 23, 2012
Techcrunch Native Video Ads: Silicon Valleys Shiny New Thing Or Industry Savior?
Editor's note:Charles Gabriel is vice president of sales for the AOL On Network.For anyone whos attended a conference on online media or advertising, or read any of the industry trades over the last s...
06:00 am GMT - Sun, December 23, 2012
Techcrunch YC Grad & Esther Dyson-Backed Eligible Wants To Be The Stripe For Healthcare Transactions
While there is a long list of startups that are using modern technology to improve healthcare and education -- to make us healthier and more effective teachers and learners -- many are still shying aw...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, December 23, 2012
Techcrunch All Games Are (In A Sense) Violent
In the wake of a mass shooting or terrorist attack the question of video game violence is raised. Games are often portrayed as little more than drug-addiction meets murder-simulator, and we game maker...
02:33 am GMT - Sun, December 23, 2012
Techcrunch Your Facebook Pokes Are Stored For Two Days, Then Their Encryption Keys Are Deleted
Facebook Poke messages self-destruct after a few seconds. but is Facebook saving these potentially embarrassing photos and videos? No. It's deleting them. Pokes are encrypted, and Facebook deletes the...
01:34 am GMT - Sun, December 23, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Makes Big Last-Minute Holiday Drive To Sell Gifts With Banners Atop The Web And Mobile Feeds
Touting its ability to notify someone immediately that you bought them a present, Facebook is showing large banners atop the web and mobile news feed telling people to buy Gifts. Facebook hopes tardy ...
01:21 am GMT - Sun, December 23, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: The Revolution Will Be Notified
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor fight a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the American Way. The Gang feels blessed to have survived the Mayanoca...
01:10 am GMT - Sun, December 23, 2012
Techcrunch Tired Of Mean And Nasty YouTube Comments? The YuleTube Browser Extension Will Fix That
If you’ve ever gone “deep” into the nastiness that the YouTube commenting section can be, then you know that it’s not a pretty place. Depending on the type of content you’...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, December 23, 2012
Techcrunch Whats Next For Social Mobile Games?
Editor's note:Julien Codorniou is the head of EMEA Game Partnerships at Facebook where he works with the growing social games industry in Europe.New social gaming companies are emerging around the wor...
11:20 pm GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Snapchat
As an old man, I find Snapchat to be baffling at best but Jordan and I duke it out the in Thunderdome that is Fly or Die and come, in the end, to a conclusion....
10:45 pm GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Its A Facebook And Google World On Apples App Store, Poke Hits #1 A Day After Its Release
Remember all of this excitement hoopla over Facebook’s latest standalone app, Poke, just yesterday? You aren’t the only one that is interested, apparently. As The Next Web reports, Poke by...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Guidebox Launches To Become Your On-Demand TV Guide And DVR For The Web (And The iPad)
San Francisco-based Guidebox brings together full show and episode data from all the various websites and apps that have TV programs, ranging from aggregators like Hulu and Hulu Plus to branded networ...
09:07 pm GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch A Whisper Is A Stronger Social Signal Than A Public Shout
Yesterday was a surprisingly interesting news day, given how close we are to celebrating the holidays. Facebook struck while the iron was hot and released a brand new standalone iOS app called “...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Now On Kickstarter: A Thin, Solar-Powered, Bluetooth 4.0 Game Controller Built Directly Into An iPhone Case
Game controllers for iPhone are no longer all that rare, even though once upon a time Apple didn't even allow them to connect to its smartphone. Still, there's plenty of room for innovation in this sp...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Single-Click Double-Tap Murder
Gun control is on many minds this week, but let's not talk about guns. Let's talk about drones. (With a reported 300 million guns in private hands in America already, it's probably too late for gun co...
04:56 pm GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Airbnb Gets More International And Interactive: Adds 18 Languages, Reviews And Calendar Access In New App Update
Taking advantage of the fact that a lot of people will be travelling during the next week and a half -- and assuming that at least some of them are not organized enough to have booked their accommodat...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch From Silicon Valley To Europe: Is The U.S. Series A Crunch Affecting European Startups?
Q: Is Silicon Valley’s Series A crunch causing a chill in Europe? A: Yes and no. A lot has been written about the Series A crunch/palpable chill in Silicon Valleythat’s making founders pul...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch In Latin America, Women Are Breaking Barriers To Entrepreneurship
Editors note:Maria Rocio Paniagua currently works as a project manager atInnku, one of the top mobile and web workshops in Mexico.The lack of women in technology in Latin America and the Caribbean is ...
12:14 pm GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg Is The Voice Behind The Poke Notification Sound
Mark Zuckerberg invented Poking, one of Facebook's earliest features, so it's fitting he was part of the small team who built the new Poke app over the last twelve days. Sources say Zuckerberg actuall...
12:14 pm GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg Is The Voice Behind The Poke Notification Sound And Wrote Code For The App
Mark Zuckerberg invented Poking, one of Facebook's earliest features, so it's fitting he was part of the small team that built the new Poke app over the last 12 days. Sources say Zuckerberg actually w...
10:38 am GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Paying For Downloads Is Lame, And We Had No Idea We Were Doing It
You know that annoying kid in Junior High that used to give you his lunch money to hang out? That's what incentivized mobile app downloads are like. Or rather, it's that kids mom or older brother payi...
06:42 am GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch The Weekly Good: Googles Director Of Giving Discusses Global Concerns And Action
[Note: This is 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.] At the beginning of the month, we told yo...
05:35 am GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Windows Azure Gets More Competitive With AWS, Launches New Mobile Features, Website Scaling, Data Sync And More
Windows Azure has added eight new features, including new mobile Services, web site scaling and data sync....
04:46 am GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch With Digital Media On The Rise, Disney Investment Arm Steamboat Ventures Raises $85 Million Fund
Disney's investment arm, Steamboat Ventures, has raised a new $85 million fund, according to an SEC filing. The new money will allow Steamboat -- and by extension, Disney -- to continue making investm...
04:29 am GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Snapchat Co-founder Evan Spiegel Responds To Poke: Welcome, Facebook. Seriously.
Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel responded to Facebook's new Poke app today with the brief statement, "Welcome, Facebook. Seriously." He declined to comment further....
04:27 am GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Status Box Gets More Personal, Asks You Whats Going On? By Name
Here’s something quite interesting, coming from Facebook on a day when it launched its SnapChat competitor, “Poke”. It seems like the company is testing out a design that is a bit mo...
03:49 am GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Im So Ashamed Of TechCrunch Today
TechCrunch reader Kuan Yong sent me an email today showing me something that I thought I’d never see. I thought it must be some photoshopped joke. But I’ve confirmed it for myself. TechCru...
03:23 am GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Jawbone UP Users: How Is Your End Cap Holding Up?
The Jawbone UP has been back for a little while now, after engineers took it back to the drawing board to correct mass failures in the original version. It came back better than ever, Jawbone said, an...
03:17 am GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Poke Vs. Snapchat: Whats The Difference?
Today, Facebook launched a new mobile app called Poke. It's strikingly similar to a new photo-sharing app that's taken the blogosphere by storm, called Snapchat. Both Snapchat and Poke let you send pi...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Launches Android API, Letting Developers Natively Embed Videos With Captions, Ads, And Fullscreen Playback
YouTube today has announced the release of its Android API, providing more native functionality for developers who wish to build video into their apps for Android phones and tablets. The API, which wa...
02:47 am GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Rent.com Is Beta Testing A Mobile-Friendly Redesign
Rent.com is making a big step into the mobile world with the beta launch of its redesigned website, one that uses responsive web design to deliver an experience that's usable on desktops, laptops, sma...
02:32 am GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Buys CommerceInterface To Improve How Vendors Sell On Groupon Goods
Groupon wants to be the king of local commerce, but with Groupon Goods it has a platform for online sales that compete with the likes of Amazon to sell goods from everyone everywhere. Today, it put an...
01:30 am GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch In Preparation For CES, TYLT Announces New Products
The new line of TYLT device charging accessories will be officially released at CES in January. However, these makers of so many bright and colorful smartphone battery extending concepts still release...
01:12 am GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Video Discovery Startup 99.tv Makes Watching Video On Android Devices Almost Like Watching TV
The latest app in the video discovery segment -- 9x9.tv -- sorts online videos not based on overall popularity or trending or affinity on social networks. And, well, it provides some video discovery l...
01:11 am GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Launches Snapchat Competitor Poke, An iOS App For Sending Expiring Text, Photos, And Videos
Facebook has just announced its newest standalone app called "Poke" which lets people send photo, video, or text Facebook messages to friends that expire after a few seconds. The launch confirms AllTh...
01:04 am GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch The NRA Blames Video Games For School Shootings. Sigh
The NRA just wasted its chance at redemption and used its highly anticipated press conference to shift the blame to video games, and insinuate about a conspiracy to downplay the role of violent media....
12:34 am GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 12.21.12. (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 11:30am Pacific....
12:34 am GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 12.21.12. (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor. Recording recording has concluded for today....
12:13 am GMT - Sat, December 22, 2012
Techcrunch Obama Responds To White House Gun Control ePetitions
In response to the most popular ePetition in White House history, President Obama personally recorded a YouTube video to address his plan of action on gun control....
11:54 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Adobe Acquired Portfolio Service Behance For More Than $150 Million In Cash And Stock
Adobe announced yesterday that it had acquired New York-based company Behance. With 1 million members, the startup developed a LinkedIn for artists, allowing users to showcase their visual work. We ju...
11:46 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Think Youve Got What It Takes To Be A Tech Entrepreneur? Take My Advice
This is a guest post by Simon Montford, a serial entrepreneur who also runs Inspire-For-Tech, a monthly event that aims to both motivate and inspire tech entrepreneurs in LondonI bet youve seen that m...
11:22 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch EU Issues Formal Objections Against Samsung For Patent Abuse
The European Commission has delivered a "statement of objections" to Samsung's leadership, in which it claims that Samsung was abusing its standard-essential patents in preventing Apple from making us...
11:19 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Courts Future Advertisers By Letting Facebook Brand Page Owners Share Straight To Fans
Instagram pushed some app updates for iOS and Android yesterday, but delayed a blog post about them until this morning to give the company's apology for terms of service shenanigans more time at the t...
11:17 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Expedia Buys Majority Stake In European Hotel Search Site Trivago For $632 Million
Online travel giant Expedia announced this morning that it will acquire a majority stake in Trivago, the Dusseldorf, Germany-based hotel search and price comparison site. In a regulatory filing, Exped...
10:34 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch After Selling 4 Million Kindle Singles Across The Pond, Amazons Short eBook Format Debuts In The UK
Today, Amazon announced that it has brought Kindle Singles to the UK, with the Kindle Singles store now open for business this side of the pond. The company also says that in the U.S., "over" 4 millio...
10:01 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Medium Becomes A More Full-Featured Writing Platform, Adds Stats And Explains Lack Of Commenting
We’ve told you a bit about the latest writing and blogging platform from Ev Williams’ new product, Medium, and the team has been incrementally adding things, and talent, to the service to ...
09:59 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Quora Plans To Expand Beyond Q&A, Hints Blogging Platform Could Give Anyone An Audience
"Today Quora is largely questions and answers, but that is not the ideal format for all knowledge. Other formats will gradually be added as we scale up", Quora co-founder Adam D'Angelo wrote yesterday...
09:46 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Contactually Launches A Year-End Email Report Card That Goes Deeper Than Googles Gmail Meter Report
Contactually, the makers of a lightweight CRM solution for email users, has launched an end-of-the-year "email report card," which lets you look back through all your past email for 2012 and then get ...
09:40 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch AmazonCare Might Be The Next Page Amazon Takes Out Of Apples Playbook
Amazon might enjoy only very thin to nonexistent margins on its Kindle hardware, according to most industry watchers, but it looks to be cooking up a plan to extend device sales revenue thanks to exte...
08:50 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Gangnam Style Hits 1 Billion YouTube Views, The World Does Not End
Today is December 21, 2012. It's the conclusion of b'ak'tun, the last day of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. According to Olmec and later Mayan traditions, today marks the last day of Fourth Wor...
08:32 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch More UK Property Listings Consolidation: Zoopla Gobbles Up Globrix From A&N Media
More UK property listings consolidation. Zoopla, which sits at number 2 in the UK (behind market leader Rightmove), has acquired Globrix from A&N Media (DMGT) for an undisclosed sum, and has effec...
08:13 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch NimbleTV Launches Beta In U.S. And India To Bring Live TV Content To Any Device
Not unlike Aereo network broadcast streaming TV service, NimbleTV has just launched a beta program allowing users to access subscription TV service through NimbleTV's cloud-based software. This lets u...
08:13 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch NimbleTV Launches Beta In New York To Bring Live TV Content To Any Device
Not unlike Aereo network broadcast streaming TV service, NimbleTV has just launched a beta program allowing users to access subscription TV service through NimbleTV's cloud-based software. This lets u...
08:09 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Web Services Adds New Storage For Data Intensive Applications
Amazon Web Services has added a new storage instance for data intensive applications. The new storage instances are designed for applications that require high storage depth and I/O performance....
08:08 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch CloudMagic Launches Alternative To Googles Search Plus Your World Which Combines Data From All Your Online Services
CloudMagic, the cross-platform cloud search utility for web and mobile, is now introducing a way to combine public data search with personal search. Or, more simply put, it's rolling out a feature tha...
07:52 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Halo 4 iOS Scam Apps Look To Lure Unsuspecting iPhone And iPad Owners Over Holiday Freeze
A couple of new apps that just hit the iOS App Store ahead of the annual App Store holiday freeze are not what they appear to be. Masquerading as official Halo 4 ports for Apple's mobile devices, thes...
07:52 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Halo 4 iOS Scam Apps Look To Lure Unsuspecting iPhone And iPad Owners Over Holiday Freeze [Update: The Apps Have Been Removed]
Update: Apple has removed the offending apps, the company told me via email. Holiday downloaders are now safe from this attempted scam.A couple of new apps that just hit the iOS App Store ahead of the...
06:39 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Raspberry Pi Used To Replace A 30-Foot GSM Base Station And Create A Working Mobile Network
A Cambridge, U.K.-based consulting firm has managed to use the open source Raspberry Pi computer to replicate the functions normally performed by a 30-foot GSM cellular basestation to create a fully f...
05:44 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Mobiles Next Major Integrated Layer: OS-Level Home Automation
Apple, Microsoft and Google may all be vying for the attention of a single startup, according to a new report yesterday from The Wall Street Journal. That startup is id8 Group R2 Studios Inc., a compa...
05:15 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Confirms It Will Close Its Japan Operation At The End Of January As Consolidation Continues To Bite The Social Gaming Company
Social gaming giant Zynga has now confirmed that it will be closing down its Japan operation, as it continues to consolidate its operations and cut less profitable parts of its business. The spectre o...
04:11 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Reaches Highest-Ever U.S. Smartphone Sales Share At 53.3%; Android Consolidates In Europe
Apple's shares, as you may have seen, have been sliding in the market on the back of strong competition from Android device makers. Today, some new figures on recent smartphone sales will give investo...
04:03 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Buy Me A Pie! Gets Bump Support iOS Users Can Now Bash Phones Together To Share Grocery Lists
Buy Me A Pie!, the cloud-powered grocery list maker for iOS, has released a nifty - and, potentially, relationship saving -- update for its app which adds support for Bump, so that users can now sync ...
01:27 pm GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia And RIM Bury The Patent Hatchet, Nokia Wins Payment Award From RIM
Perhaps because there is not really any use in wasting energy fighting down rather than up the competition chain, today the beleaguered handset maker Nokia announced that it has settled all of its pat...
11:57 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch App Maker Callaway Digital Arts Teams Up With Hasbro, Makes Totally Tubular Mr. Potato Head App
Lifestyle and children's iPad app maker Callaway Digital Arts has partnered with toy manufacturing giant Hasbro for a series of apps. Their first joint project is the Mr. Potato Head app, which is now...
11:46 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Senate Passes Netflix-Backed Revision Of Privacy Law, Paving Way For Facebook Sharing
The U.S. Senate has passed legislation that will make it easier for Netflix users to share what movies they have watched with their Facebook friends.The new legislation has already beenpassed by the H...
09:20 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch iOS Instagram Gets Update With Facebook Single Sign-On, New Filter And Album Uploading Option
Instagram just released a new version of its iOS app which allows people to login through Facebook's iOS 6 single sign-on integrations. It also addsa new filter called Mayfair, and returns the ability...
09:20 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Gets iOS & Android Update With Facebook Single Sign-On, New Filter And Album Uploading Option
Instagram just released a new version of its iOS app which allows people to login through Facebook's iOS 6 single sign-on integrations. It also addsa new filter called Mayfair, and returns the ability...
07:35 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Tech Hints That Its Next Stop Is Hong Kong As It Seeks To Become Chinas Apple
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, which has been referred to as "the Apple of China," stronglyhinted at an expansion into Hong Kong on its official Twitter account. Though the tweet was cryptically wor...
07:16 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Whens The Right Time To Talk To Your Users About Ads?
Like talking to your kids about drugs, it's a serious conversation, and Instagram is having it with its users right now. It raises the question of whether web services should update their terms of ser...
07:16 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Lessons Learned From Instagrams Ad Policy Fiasco
Like talking to your kids about drugs, it's a serious conversation, and Instagram is having it with its users right now. It raises the question of whether web services should update their terms of ser...
06:51 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Red Hat Acquires ManageIQ To Beef Up Hybrid Cloud Capabilities
Red Hat today acquired ManageIQ for its IT management software. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.ManageIQ is in the data center automation and virtualization business. Data center automation is es...
06:37 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Leadbolt Customizes Mobile Ads To Match The User Lifecycle
Leadbolt is one of those startups that's been flying under the radar for a while (more than two years in fact), but now it's ready to talk about what its founders describe as a smarter, more innovativ...
06:05 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Reverts To Original Ad Terms After Outcry, Says It Needs To Figure Out Ad Program First
Following the controversy over recently-unveiled changes to its terms of service, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom just announced via blog post that the advertising-related section of the TOS has re...
06:01 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Koding Raises $7.25 Million More, Matrix Partners Josh Hannah Joins The Board
Koding, a startup that provides browser-based tools to help developers code and collaborate together, has raised $7.5 million in Series B Funding, according to an SEC filing. Along with the funding, M...
05:37 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches New Experimental Search Features For Tracking Your Online Purchases, Reservations & Events From Gmail
Google has long been running a number of experimental Search and Gmail field trials anybody can sign up for and today it's launching a few nifty new search features for searching your Gmail inbox from...
04:10 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: ThinkGeek iCade 8-Bitty Wireless Game Controller
ThinkGeek's iCade 8-Bitty wireless gaming controller is pretty adorable, though limited. It has a retro feel, eliciting nostalgia for Super Nintendo, and hooks up easily with both iOS and Android devi...
04:02 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Goes To Athens On January 4th To Meet Up With Greek Geeks
When I left Athens, Greece, over a decade ago, startups were definitely not cool. In fact, there were no tech startups at all. Since then a lot has changed. Tech entrepreneurship has become a global t...
03:43 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Overstock May Take On Amazon (And Google) With A New Locker Delivery System
Lockers are the new black in e-commerce. Amazon recently debuted a Lockers delivery program, which allows customers to have their deliveries sent to nearby lockers. The service is especially helpful f...
02:50 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Chitika: iOS 6 Spike Likely Due To iPhone In China, Not Google Maps, As U.S. Growth Remains Flat
While a study this week from MoPub suggested that iOS 6 adoption indeed did see a spike coinciding with the introduction of Google Maps, Chitika has a new, longer-term look at adoption in the U.S. tha...
02:37 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Weotta Improves Its Activity-Planning App With Time And Place Filters, Plus Facebook Integration
I was already pretty impressed with activity-recommenation startupWeotta, but the app got a lot better with its latest update.It still includes the core Weotta experience bringing up a "stack" of thi...
02:30 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Group Photo-Sharing App Tracks Continues Cross-Platform Push With Support For iPad And Android Tablets
Mobile photo-sharing appTracksis today continuing its cross-platform expansion efforts, after arriving on Android earlier this fall and on Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT (yes, RT!) just a couple of weeks ...
02:22 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Reports Fiscal Q3 2013 Results: Net Loss Of $114 Million On $2.7 Billion In Revenue, 6.9 Million BlackBerrys Shipped
RIM has just released its fiscal Q3 2013 earnings report, and once against its quarterly results managed to squeak by analysts' grim forecasts. RIM reported a net GAAP loss of $114 million (equivalent...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Adobe Acquires Social Portfolio Platform Behance To Power Its Creative Cloud Community Features
Adobe just announced that it has acquired Behance, a New York-based online platform where creative professionals can showcase their portfolios and where businesses can find talent. The site currently ...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch IFTT Raises $7M From Andreessen Horowitz For Connector Service
IFTT has received $7 million in funding to build out its service for building out its capability for customers to move data between different services in a way that gives the user the ability to contr...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch IFTTT Raises $7M From Andreessen, NEA And Lerer To Connect Web Services, Apps And The Internet Of Things
IFTT has received $7 million in funding to build out its capability for customers to move data between different services in a way that gives the user the ability to control information and how it flo...
01:27 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Facebooks Stealth Marketing Platform, Publishing Garage
One of Facebook’s bigger hurdles in advertising has been to figure out ways of either applying traditional metrics, or coming up with new ones, to measure the effectiveness of marketing campaign...
01:22 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch App Store Optimization Startup MobileDevHQ Raises $650,000 To Help App Marketers Get More Downloads
MobileDevHQ, a Seattle-based startup providing tools for App Store Optimization (ASO) and additional insights for mobile developers, has raised a $650,000 round of funding following its participation ...
01:19 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch After Fining Them, California Regulator Decides To Evaluate Ride-Sharing Services Like Lyft And SideCar
It was just a few months ago that the California Public Utilities Commission was writing cease-and-desist letters and issuing citations against ride-sharing services like Lyft and SideCar. But today t...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Delicious Previews Its Next Update With Better Search, Enhanced Profiles And Keyboard Shortcuts
After YouTube's founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen bought Delicious from Yahoo in early 2011, it looked like things would move quickly for the former Web 2.0 social bookmarking star. Overall, though,...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch In The Studio, Bullpen Capital Anticipated Todays Series A Crunch Years Ago
"In the Studio" welcomes it's first two-guest show ever by hosting two long-time Valley veterans, former founders, investors, seed fund LPs, and executives who, most recently, had the presence of mind...
12:08 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch Luxury Envoy Wants To Handle The Lofty Requests That Exec And TaskRabbit Cant
Let's face it -- we've all wanted to farm tasks onto someone else when we didnt have the time or the mental resources to devote to them, but some things are too sensitive or too peculiar to trust to j...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, December 21, 2012
Techcrunch VEVO Gets A Roku App, Bringing More Than 50,000 Streaming Music Videos To Your TV
The new VEVO app on Roku, which launched today, will allow viewers to instantly start watching, with a continuous stream of music videos powered by its recommendations service. It also has various cat...
11:41 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch NFC Marketing Startup Tapit Raises $2.3 Million Series A
Interesting news from the NFC front today: despite recent reports that the iPhone 5's lack of NFC has set the market back by two years in the U.S. and Western Europe, an NFC-based mobile advertising s...
11:39 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch FontBook, That Weighty Tome Of Typography Knowledge, Now Fits In Your Pocket On iPhone
FontBook, the somewhat epic reference source for typography fans everywhere, today announced a new version of its iOS app that brings the guide to the iPhone for the first time ever. Previously, FontB...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch With $5.6M From Floodgate & Others, PixelFish Relaunches As Sightly To Bring Mobile Video To Local Advertising
When people want local information, more often than not, they turn to the nearest mobile device. In fact, Google reportedly announced in October that 50 percent of mobile search queries are for local ...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Websites Will Have A SOPA Blackout-Style Moment Of Silence For Sandy Hook Victims On Friday
By installing a line of JavaScript code, many websites including Hacker News will show a tribute to victims of the Sandy Hookshooting victims over their normal sites on Friday December 21st at 9:30am ...
11:09 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch 1M User Strong, PlanetSoho Makes it Easy for Small Businesses to Get Paid On-the-Go
PlanetSoho.com, formerly 'SohoOS,' is today announcing a new iPhone app called 'Get Paid' (iTunes link), designed to help small businesses get paid on the go by being able to invoice and collect paym...
11:08 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Study: Motivation Is More Important Than IQ For Succeeding In Math
"While intelligence as assessed by IQ tests is important in the early stages of developing mathematical competence, motivation and study skills play a more important role in students' subsequent growt...
11:02 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Tries Letting You Pay To Guarantee Message Delivery, Changes Messaging Privacy Settings
Sometimes you need to message a non-friend, and today Facebook starts testing if it can make a little money and cut spam by asking you to pay to ensure the recipient sees it. Facebook's also changing ...
11:01 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Path Starts Looking Like The Best Place To Store Your Social Data, Thanks To Its New Search Feature
With its latest update, Path is adding an important new feature the ability to search through all of your content, as well as your friends'.Co-founder and CEO Dave Morin told me yesterday that even t...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Chase Acquires Local Offers Startup Bloomspot
Bloomspot, a San Francisco-based local offers company whichdebutedback in 2010, has been acquired by Chase Bank, a subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co., to form the basis of forthcoming offers-focus...
10:53 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch One-Tap Storytelling: Qwiki Sheds Its Web And Search Roots, Goes Mobile-Only With Beta Launch Of New iPhone App
In 2010, Qwiki captured the TechCrunch Disrupt cup, thanks to an ambitious product that sought to transform the way people consume information online. Like an interactive, multimedia version of Wikipe...
10:44 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Social Transit App Moovit Launches In New York City, Just In Time To Help All Those Hapless Tourists
The Rockettes. The Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Ice skating in Central Park. Theres definitely no shortage of things to see and do in New York City once the holiday season rolls around, but t...
10:40 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Google Updates Mod_Pagespeed With Smarter Caching, Progressive JPEGs
Google wants the web to be as fast as possible and it's been working on a number of initiatives like SPDY, PageSpeed Tools, its hosted libraries and, of course, its Chrome browser. One tools that does...
10:38 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Wallabys Android App Tells You Which Credit Card To Use To Get The Best Rewards
Wallaby, a startup which had been originally working to develop a universal credit card that optimizes consumers' credit card points, rewards, airline miles and more, recently launched a more simplifi...
10:27 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Deutsche Telekom CEO Ren Obermann Is Getting Replaced By The CFO, Effective December 31, 2013
Deutsche Telekom CEO Ren Obermann will resign his position at the head of the company as of December 31, 2013, according to a release from the company spotted by GigaOM's David Meyer. The decision was...
10:27 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Lyst Doing $1M+ Sales A Month More Following Gucci There Than On TheFancy
The whole fashion-meets-tech play is really only still emerging, with a wide gamut of businesses pimping various ideas from matching your personal tastes in clothes via your social graph, to literally...
10:08 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch SoundTracking 2.0 Rocks Android-Only Features To Bake In YouTube And A Music ID Lock Screen Widget
There's some cool things you can only do on Android, and today music moment sharing app SoundTracking starts takes advantage of them. You can watch YouTube music videos of shared songs without leaving...
10:06 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Now On Xbox, SnagFilms Makes Free, Ad-Supported Indie Films Mainstream
SnagFilms wants to be THE place to catch indie films online and on various mobile and connected TV devices. And it just got onto another device, which will put its movies in front of tens of millions ...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch The Crunchies Monkey Goes Shopping For Holiday Gifts (Also, Tickets Make Great Stocking Stuffers)
As we all gear up for the holidays, everyone is scrambling to buy those last-minute gifts for friends and family. Even The Crunchies monkey. Where do monkeys shop, you ask? Well, we left that up to ou...
09:17 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch DIY Mobile Website Creator bMobilized Adds Another $2.5 Million In Series A Funding
bMobilized, a New York-based mobile web startup offering small businesses a way to convert their existing websites into HTML5, mobile-optimized sites, has raised an additional $2.5 million in Series A...
09:16 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon To Produce 6 Original Comedy Series Pilots, Viewers Decide Which Shows Survive
Amazon Studios, the online retailer's department responsible for sourcing scripts and developing original video content, today announced the development of six original comedy series pilots. When prod...
09:01 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Rockmelt Applies Design For The Thumb Philosophy To Port Its iPad Web Browser To iPhone
"Can you do it with one thumb or not?" That's how Rockmelt co-founder Tim Howes tells me his startup decided what needed to change as it translated its iPad web browser app to the smaller iPhone scree...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Violent Video Games Do Cause Some Violence, But Censorship Wont Help
In the wake of another tragic school shooting, the restriction of simulated killing is a tempting solution. It seems all the more urgent, given that the preponderance of good scientific research shows...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch With 2 Billion Video Views A Month, Maker Studios Raises $36 Million Round Led By Time Warner
There's more big money going into video startups: Maker Studios, which ranks among the top networks of creators publishing on YouTube, announced today that it has closed a $36 million round of financi...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch With Its New iPhone Application, Shutterfly Is Ready To Compete On Mobile
Shutterfly, the photo and personal publishing company founded in 1999, is today making good on its September acquisition of Penguin Digital, with today's launch of a new iPhone application for photo p...
08:31 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Flipboard Goes Big, Launches Support For 10-Inch Android Tablets
Flipboard has just launched its social magazine app to support Android tablets, including the Nexus 10, Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab line. Flipboard is an app that aggregates your RSS inf...
07:48 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Distimo App Store Report Shows Apple And Google App Markets Still Booming
Distimo, the app store intelligence startup, annual creates a Global App Stores Report covering trends and market data. This year-end report looks at the winners in 2012 which are, predictably, the Ap...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Gogobot Teams Up With Travel + Leisure To Bring Expert Reviews, Curated Travel Guides To Social Trip Planning
Since launching in November 2010, social travel startup Gogobot has been on a mission to remove the shoddy design and link farm tendencies from the old world of online travel discovery. Because travel...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Lema21 Raises $1.6M From Social+Capital Partnership And Others To Be The Warby Parker of Brazil
Lema21, an e-commerce startup that sells quality designer eyewear online, has raised $1.6 million in funding from The Social+Capital Partnership, Micky Malka, Graph Ventures, and Luis Mario Bilen...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Kontagent Puts Its App Analytics On The iPhone, iPad For Exec Clients
Kontagent, an analytics provider that specializes in mobile and social gaming, just put out iPhone and iPad apps to cater to executives on the go. They found that many studio heads wanted to check bas...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Accel Partner Adam Valkin Jumps Across The Pond To General Catalyst
Accel investment partner Adam Valkin is joining General Catalyst Partners, as a General Partner in its Boston office. Valkin will focus on sourcing early stage investments and working with existing co...
06:54 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Founder Of Acclaim And Fellow Gaming Veterans Redesign Group Video Chat As A Party Named Rabbit
Group video chat doesn't have to feel like you're home alone, and Rabbit comes out of stealth today to prove it. In Q1 2013 the design-focused startup will launch its desktop client where people creat...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Pocket Sees 240M Saves In 2012 From 7.4M Users, Obama And Gangnam Style Most-Saved Items
Save-for-later service Pocket reported today that it has seen 240 million total items saved to its platform during 2012, from 7.4 million followers. That represents growth of around 85 percent for the...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud Sherpas Raises $40M And Makes Eighth Acquisition To Broaden Cloud Brokerage Service
Cloud Sherpas has raised $40 million andmade its eighthacquisitionto expand its cloud brokerage service.The funding, lead byGreenspring Associates, brings Cloud Sherpas' total to $62.6 million.Existin...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Snapguide Comes To The iPad Because The Future Of The How-To Is On The Tablet
I wouldn't have an iPad if I didn't have to do two things: Cook and do interviews. The first I have to do for work but the second I do for fun. Which is why I think that Snapguide's bold and stylish m...
04:49 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch The Europas Awards Adds A Public Vote Category To Find Europes Hottest Startups
The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards are happening in January (grab a ticket) bringing together a global scene of technology companies. Similarly, The Europas The European Tech Startup awards on January ...
04:18 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Social Live Audio Platform Mixlr Gets iOS App For Broadcasting And Listening On The Go
Mixlr, which these days describes itself as a platform for social live audio, has finally debuted on the iPhone with a dedicated app to let users broadcast live audio on-the-go, and browse and listen ...
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Ericsson Will Take A $1.2B Hit On Decline Of ST-Ericsson Chip JV; Confirms It Wont Buy STMicros Stake
Earlier this week European Commissioner Neelie Kroes spoke in platitudes about how the EU would be putting more effort into kick-starting the region's hardware industry -- to create the 'Airbus of chi...
02:11 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Rhapsody Adds AT&T And Verizon Carrier Billing To Get A Beat On Spotify And MOG
Veteran music streaming service Rhapsody has been around for over a decade. It's managed to survive in a turbulent (and oftentimes) crowded market, even as it has been eclipsed in popularity by servic...
01:58 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Dave McClure Backs Comparison Engine VERSUS IO More Silicon Valley Love For Berlin
Berlin as a startup hub continues to heat up, with some commentators placing it alongside or overtaking London (heresy!), so it should be no surprise to see the German city's best and brightest tech c...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Rhapsody Adds AT&T And Verizon Carrier Billing To Get A Beat On Spotify And MOG
Veteran music streaming service Rhapsody has been around for over a decade. It's managed to survive in a turbulent (and oftentimes) crowded market, even as it has been eclipsed in popularity by servic...
11:10 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare Starts Using Facebooks Data For Recommendations As Rivalry Between The Two Heats Up
As competition between the two was ramps up, Foursquare has announced that it will expand recommendations to include suggestions made by users' Facebook friends who have also signed up for the locatio...
10:55 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Descomplica Nabs ~$2M From Peter Thiel, Social+Capital, 500 Startups & More To Help Brazil Prep For College
The U.S. is far from being alone in seeing technology's potential to help breathe new life into outdated educational systems. Thanks to a fast-growing economy, South America, and Brazil in particular,...
08:42 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Key Twitter Execs Given New Roles As The Company Paves The Road To An IPO
Two key Twitter executives got new titles today as the company moves toward its highly anticipated IPO. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo confirmed that Mike Gupta has taken over as CFO from Ali Rowghani, who ...
08:27 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch TumblPad: Tumblr Finally Releases Its Native iPad App, Sporting Enhanced Navigation & Markdown Support
Now that Tumblr's blackouts are behind it, the company is back to focusing on its product, particularly its mobile one. A growing channel that, by the way, recently helped propel the blogging platform...
07:27 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch As Google Health Flatlines, Drchrono Picks Up The Slack With Onpatient, A Health Database With A Quantified Self Twist
When Google Health first went live in 2008, the service held a lot of promise for people looking for a reliable and convenient way of centralizing their health records, and then matching them up with ...
06:03 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch How To Explain Your Privacy Policy And Terms Of Service Changes
Today, I sat down with our own Josh Constine to discuss all of the ruckus having to do with the recent privacy policy and terms of service changes for Instagram and Facebook, which caused a bit of an ...
05:41 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Google Sweetened Motorola Deal With Arris By Promising To Cap Liability In TiVos Billion Dollar+ Patent Claim
During the analyst conference call discussing Arris' just-announced acquisition of Motorola Home, one of the big topics (to Arris CEO Bob Stanzione's apparent exasperation) was TiVo's lawsuit against ...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch eBay Makes A Big Bet On Gold And Silver Sales With New AMPEX-Powered Bullion Vertical
With the current market fluctuations, some consumers have flocked to bullion (a.k.a. gold) for safer investments. eBay thinks there's potential for its marketplace to be a trusted seller of gold, silv...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch eBay Makes A Big Bet On Gold And Silver Sales With New APMEX-Powered Bullion Vertical
With the current market fluctuations, some consumers have flocked to bullion (a.k.a. gold) for safer investments. eBay thinks there's potential for its marketplace to be a trusted seller of gold, silv...
04:52 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Study: More Than 1,000 Seed-Funded Startups Are Destined To Be Orphaned At The Series A Stage
There is a lot of buzz about an ongoing “Series A crunch” for tech startups, but it’s ideal to have real data to accompany all the anecdotal stories. So we were glad to see that toda...
04:48 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Home Finds A New Home At ARRIS. Google Sells Broadband Unit For $2.35B To Double Down On Mobile
Google just announced that it has sold Motorla Home, the broadband unit of Motorola Mobility to ARRIS, a broadband media technology company that specializes in design, engineering and supply of broadb...
04:23 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Google Now Highlights Its Indoor Street View Imagery On Search Results Pages
A while back, Google started bringing its Street View technology indoors under the name Google Business Photos. These images, however, were often hard to find and somewhat buried on Google's local lis...
03:54 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Online Real Estate Brokerage Redfin, On Track For $50M+ In 2012 Revenue, Amps Up Social And Mobile Tools
Redfin, the Seattle company that runs a real estate search and brokerage website, is trying its hand at the social sharing game. Today Redfin debuted an interesting new product today called Collection...
03:35 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Directr Launches To The Public, With An App To Help Regular Users Make Watchable Mobile Videos
The Directr app has officially launched, with an interesting plan to making actual watchable short mobile movies. While some apps are focused on helping people edit videos after they've already been s...
03:23 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch The Defense Intelligence Agency Is Looking For Contractors To Help It Exploit Mobile Devices
The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency is looking for a few good contractors to help it kick up its mobile information gathering capabilities, according to a new request for information. The request has...
03:07 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Ousted From Microsoft, Steve Sinofsky Is On His Way To Teach At Harvard
Ousted from Microsoft, former Windows President Steve Sinofsky tweeted this morning that he is on his way to Harvard Business School to teach project management and collaboration, among other things....
02:54 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Could Now Advertise To Children, Thanks To Updated Federal Privacy Rules
New advertising rules may have lifted a major barrier to Facebook's long-held desire of signing up children under 13 years of age. The Federal Trade Communication revised the Children's Online Privacy...
02:45 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch A Switched-Off Christmas
Martins Ferry, Ohio is a little town nestled close to the Ohio River. For decades it was a steel town, built up and brought low by the rise and fall of Wheeling Steel. When the smoke cleared and the b...
02:40 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Brings Back Pinterest-Style Collections Feature In Test With 11 Retailers Like Fab And Etsy
Facebook's Pinteresque Collections feature began its second phase of testing today after debuting in October and disappearing 17 days later to be redesigned. Eleven retailers are now trying out sharin...
02:35 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch By Pausing Its Low-Margin, Off-App Ad Network, Facebook Could Work On Porting Its Juicy Ad Exchange To Mobile
Facebook's on a quest to get its share price back above its IPO level. So it's pausing the test of its mobile ad network, which lives in other apps that it splits revenue with, and reapplying resource...
02:29 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Video Editing App Givit Integrates Twitter Sharing, Connects To Dropbox and SkyDrive
So you've got all these crappy videos on your phone. Want to make them watchable? Givit wants to make it easier for users to edit videos on their mobile devices with an iPhone app that lets users stit...
02:15 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch With 5M Downloads To Date, MindSnacks Brings Its Addictive Educational Games To The iPad
Back in August, MindSnacks, the DreamIt Ventures accelerator grad and makers of language learning games for the iPhone, raised $6.5 million from Sequoia. The funding was validation of the 2.5-year-old...
02:05 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch 500 Startups-Backed Markerly Makes Content Sharing Easier For Readers And More Transparent For Publishers
Markerly, a company being incubated at 500 Startups, aims to help web publishers increase their traffic from social media and understand why certain pieces of content are taking off."Markerly makes li...
01:51 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Data Caps Help Carriers Rake In Huge Profits
In case you weren't quite certain why wireline and wireless carriers were capping your data, it's not about bandwidth. Instead, they are able to charge a premium for faster speeds and more data, there...
01:50 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Six Months After Launch, Website Monitoring Startup Verelo To Shut Down And Return Funding
We’ve received word that Verelo, a Toronto-based startup that provides website monitoring services, is shutting down. The company announced the news today in an email to users signed by co-found...
01:44 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch App Store Optimization Heats Up: Appnique Debuts New Service To Help Developers Get Their Apps Found
Seattle-basedAppnique,a new startup from mobile industry veteran Jai Jaisimha,is focused on helping app developers achieve higher rankings and make their mobile applications more discoverable in both ...
01:40 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Video Sharing Startup Vilynx Launches Android, Kindle Fire, And Web Apps For Viewing Videos On Any Device
Vilynx allows users to easily view and share videos, regardless of where they are stored in the cloud or what device they are using. Key to the service is the ability to leverage multiple cloud storag...
01:09 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches Free Quickoffice iPad App For Google Apps For Business Customers, iPhone And Android Coming Soon
Google just announced that it has launched a free version of the Quickoffice for iPad app for all of its Apps for Business customers. The app lets you view, edit and create Microsoft Word, Excel and P...
01:04 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Acquires Snapjoy And Puts Photos Into Its Focus
Less than one week after Dropbox acquired Audiogalaxy to beef up its cloud music ambitions, today comes news of another acquisition, this time focused on another form of media, photos: the cloud-stora...
12:51 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Foundation: Tony Hsieh On Building A Great Company Culture
In this new episode of my Foundation video series, I talk with Zappos founder Tony Hsieh about entrepreneurship, fostering corporate culture, and his latest project to fuel a thriving tech community i...
12:14 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch Forrester: 84% Of U.S. Adults Now Use The Web Daily, 50% Own Smartphones, Tablet Ownership Doubled To 19% In 2012
Forrester Research just published its annual "State of Consumers and Technology" report. As usual, it's chockfull of interesting statistics about how U.S. consumers use the Internet, but the most inte...
12:13 am GMT - Thu, December 20, 2012
Techcrunch The Super Bowl Will Be Streamed Live Again, This Time By CBS
Super Bowl XLVI was one of the biggest online video events of the year, and so it makes sense that the National Football League would bring the Big Game back online again. So today the league announce...
11:59 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Evernote Supersizes Its iOS Food App: Adds iPad Support; Punchfork Recipes And Foursquare Restaurant Search; And Upgraded Meal Archives
About a year ago, Evernotebranched out from its core mission of being the place to record your life by launching apps tailored to specific purposes, focusing first on Food and contacts management (Hel...
11:10 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Millennial: Samsungs Android Market Share Grew From 23% To 46% In One Year
A new look back at mobile trends for 2012 from Millennial Media shows some significant gains for Samsung in particular, which has usurped the beleaguered HTC in terms of overall share of Android devic...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Telerivet Raises $1M To Help Provide A SMS Gateway And Platform For The Developing World
Telerivet, a company that is providing a SMS gateway and a customized SMS application platform for organizations and businesses East Africa and the developing world, has raised $1 million in funding f...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Telerivet Raises $1M To Help Provide An SMS Gateway And Platform For The Developing World
Telerivet, a company that is providing an SMS gateway and a customized SMS application platform for organizations and businesses in East Africa and the developing world, has raised $1 million in fundi...
10:59 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch The Virtual Mall For The iPad, Flit Raises $750K From Crosslink, YouWeb And Others
Flit, a shopping app for the iPad, has raised $750,000 from Crosslink Ventures, YouWeb Startup Incubator, Spencer Trask, and Correlation Ventures....
10:54 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Hey! Your Hexapod Is In My Hexcopter!
When we look back on the events that led up to the rise of our Robotic Overlords, I think this will be a day that will live in infamy. Some foolish mortals at Mad Lab Industries have, for their own tw...
10:47 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Suspends Anonymous Account For Vigilantism, Breaking TOS For Releasing Westboro Church Info
Twitter has just taken aggressive action against one of the most powerful hacking groups on the Internet. Anonymous's main Twitter account was suspended for publishing people's "private information," ...
10:47 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Suspends Anonymous Account For Vigilantism, Breaking TOS For Releasing Westboro Church Info [Updated]
Twitter has just taken aggressive action against one of the most powerful hacking groups on the Internet. Anonymous's main Twitter account was suspended for publishing people's "private information," ...
10:42 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch First Round Capital Parodies Call Me Maybe And Gangnam Style In Latest Holiday Video
It's that time of year again. Santa spottings are going down in malls across the country, Christmas lights are hung, and Eggnog and Gingerbread are all over the menu at Starbucks. But it wouldn't be c...
10:42 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch First Round Capital Parodies Call Me Maybe And Gangnam Style In 5th Annual Holiday Video
It's that time of year again.Santa spottings are going down in malls across the country, Christmas lights are hung, and Eggnog and Gingerbread are all over the menu at Starbucks. But it wouldn't be co...
10:19 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Disqus Says 10,000 Publishers Have Signed Up For Its Promoted Discovery Ad Program
Over the past couple of months, commenting service Disqus has been rolling out an advertising program that it calls Promoted Discovery with relatively little fanfare (or at least without much outreach...
10:02 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Signifyd Raises $2M From Andreessen Horowitz And Others To Help Online Businesses Use Data To Prevent Payments Fraud
Signifyd, a fraud precention software founded by PayPal vets has raised $2 million Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, IA Ventures, QED Investors, Resolute.VC, Tekton Ventures, Capital One founder N...
10:01 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch After 3 Million Downloads, CloudOn 3.0 Now Brings Microsoft Office To iPhone, iPad Mini & Nexus 7
CloudOn, the popular free productivity service that brings the power of Microsoft Office to mobile devices, just launched version 3.0 of its mobile app. With this launch, CloudOn is bringing its servi...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Reportedly Cutting New Smartphone Models, Shipment Volumes
HTC may be making some of the best smartphones (including the HTC One X series and Windows Phone 8X devices) but that isn't stopping it from facing some fiscal trouble, according to a new report. Asia...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch AngelList Gives Smaller Investors A Piece Of The Action With Launch Of AngelList Invest
AngelList, a service that matches early stage startups with investors, is today continuing its transformation from social network to investing platform with the launch of a new feature called AngelLis...
09:40 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch With Platform Ambitions In Mind, Evernote Updates Its iOS And Android SDKs, Including China And Business Support On iOS
In the last couple of weeks, personal data app Evernote-- now 45 million users strong -- announced another $85 million in financing led by an international investor; and the full launch of its new Eve...
09:32 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Redbox Instant By Verizon Launches Into Beta As App Goes Live On Android And iOS
Redbox Instant by Verizon, the up-and-coming joint venture that's preparing to take on Netflix, is now live in Google Play. The service won't be publicly launching until early 2013, according to a rec...
09:31 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Paystik Starts Powering Charity Campaigns With QR Code Platform
Paystikd, a bootstrapped three-person startup out of a new Stanford co-working space, is starting to power donation campaigns for 6,000 charities this month. The company makes it easy for small busine...
09:04 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch FitStar Raises $1M From Floodgate, Google Ventures To Revolutionize Home Fitness From The iPad
FitStar, which just raised $1 million in funding from Advancit Capital, Floodgate and Google Ventures, is looking to change the way we do home workouts. “The experience of a home workout is stil...
08:56 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Team BlackBerry, RIMs Biggest Fans, Are Super Excited About BB10
In a marketing move almost as clever as bringing unannounced devices to an NBA game, RIM has rounded up 20 of BlackBerry's biggest fans to take a look at the new BlackBerry 10 operating system, which ...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Focused On Women, Pretty Penny Finds Coupons For Online Shoppers
Pretty Penny is a newly launched couponing startup, targeting a young, female audience - specifically the fashionistas and professionals who do a lot of their shopping online. The company, currently o...
08:39 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch China Is Cracking Down On VPNs (But Xinhua News Is Still Tweeting)
The continuing saga of China's Great Firewall has taken another turn for the worse. VPNs formerly usable inside China proper to access sites like Facebook, Twitter, and certain web searches, have been...
08:38 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Confirms Download Your Tweet Archive Feature Is Being Rolled Out Slowly
Twitter has confirmed it's rolling out a much sought after feature that lets users download their entire Twitter archive -- aka every tweet you've ever sent, starting with what you had for breakfast b...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Social TV Platform Stevie Inks $1.5M In New Funding, Launches Cool iOS App To Turn Social Feeds Into TV Channels
We first heard about Stevie under the radar a few months ago. The company was in stealth and wouldn't say too much, but we gathered it was some kind of clever mashup of social feeds which could be dis...
07:59 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Rumor: Apple Is Testing The Apple TV In Secret, No Rush To Launch
Much has been said about a potential Apple TV set in the past few years, but it would appear that a source out of Foxconn has said that testing is already underway on Apple's HDTV. The source, speakin...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Tubular Raises $2.5 Million To Provide Audience Development Tools To YouTube Content Creators
Tubular just closed a $2.5 million round of funding from FirstMark Capital, High Line Venture Partners, SVAngel, Lerer Ventures, and Bedrocket Media Ventures. Tubular provides a dashboard for understa...
07:22 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Google Maps For iOS
Just in case you haven't heard enough about the Google Maps for iOS app in the past few months, we decided to take the new app into the Fly or Die studios to figure out whether Google's navigational o...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch The OpenTable For Parking Spots, ParkWhiz Raises $2M
ParkWhiz, a Chicago-based startup that allows customers to reserve parking on the fly, has raised $2 million in Series A funding led by Hyde Park Venture Partners with Hyde Park Angels, Amicus Capital...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Kodak Agrees To Sell Digital Imaging Patent Portfolio For $525M To Consortium Of 12 Licensees, Including Apple, Google, Facebook
Kodak has agreed to sell its digital imaging portfolio to a consortium of 12 licensees for $525 million, organized by patent-holding company Intellectual Ventures and patent risk advisory firm RPX Cor...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch After 5M iOS Downloads, House Remodeling Platform Houzz Launches Its Android App
Houzz is one of those quiet success stories that have the potential to completely change their niches. At its core, the service lets you browse beautiful pictures of home remodeling projects that are ...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Shipping And Transportation Marketplace uShip Raises $18M From Kleiner Perkins
uShip, a marketplace for freight, household goods and vehicle shipping, has raised $18 million in Series C funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). This financing brings the total cap...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Game Recording YC Alum Kamcord Raises $1.5 Million From Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, And Others
Its been about four months since YC alum Kamcord first opened its mobile game recording SDK to eager developers, and the team seems to have picked up quite a bit of steam since then. Today, Kamcord an...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch LTE Phone Shipments Will Triple To 275M Units In 2013, With Amazon + Mozilla Among Those Waiting In The Wings To Pounce
We are far from global ubiquity for LTE and other 4G networks, but carriers in markets that have implemented the faster mobile data standard are seeing a boom in growth. Figures out today from Strateg...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch ERN Raises $2M For Its Big Data Play Aimed At Banks And Merchants Who Want To Profit From Customer Loyalty
Another day, another BIG DATA play. UK-based ERN, a Big Data startup targeting banks and merchants who want to create customer loyalty-based offers, has announced that it's raised a $2 million funding...
05:09 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Rocket Internets Mobile Payments Startup Payleven Expands Android Support Outside Germany: App Now Also In UK, Italy, Poland
More news in the European mobile payment dongle space this morning: Rocket Internet's Payleven is expanding the availability of its Android app -- previously only offered in Germany -- to three more m...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch LUMO BodyTech Nabs $5M Series A For Smartphone And Sensor Tech To Change Your Posture
The quantified self movement is in full force, and SF-based LUMO BodyTech is one of the beneficiaries of this trend. The smart sensor maker, whose first product LUMOback is designed to help improve a ...
04:21 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Nipping At The Heels Of Skype, VoIP Provider Rebtel Passes 20M Users, $80M In Sales And A 2-Year Streak In The Black
When people think of consumer VoIP services, the first name to come to mind for many is Skype. But while Microsoft’s recent acquisition begins to explore a new role as a social advertising netwo...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch RIMs BB10 International Strategy Starts Coming Into Shape: All Major U.K. Carriers Sign Distribution Deals
BlackBerry maker RIM has clearly been on the phone to its carrier chums in the UK: EE, O2 and Vodafone have all this morning announced they will be offering BB10 devices starting in January next year....
01:59 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch SumUp, Another European Square, Expands To 3 More Markets: France, Belgium, Portugal Now Taking Payments In 10 Markets
SumUp, another Square-style mobile payment dongle that launched in Europe in August backed by more than $20 million from b-to-v Partners, Shortcut Ventures, Tengelmann Ventures and Klaus Hommels, is c...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Plex Systems Lands $30M From Accel To Help Global Manufacturing Transition To The Cloud
Over the last few years, the enterprise has been been quick to adopt cloud computing, but by and large, the cloud has found the most penetration in areas of the enterprise that aren't mission critical...
12:11 pm GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Google-FTC Antitrust Inquiry Might Drag On Until Next Year
Google may have to wait a bit longer until negotiations in its antitrust case with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission finally draw to a close. The New York Times reported that the FTC is unlikely to fi...
11:45 am GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Keep Track of Santa Claus With These Google Tools
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) may have decided to ditch Google in favor of Microsoft for its official Santa tracker, but the search giant is still keeping tabs on the fat man. O...
10:58 am GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Fab Scores A Seven-Figure Investment From Indias Times Internet
Fab founder and CEO Jason Goldberg announced on his blog that Times Internet has made a seven-figure investment in the company, which help the design-focused e-commerce site expand its India market st...
10:57 am GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch So When Will Twitter Hit $1B In Revenue?
We've been hearing from multiple sources that Twitter will bring in $1 billion in ad revenue in 2013 -- The company as of now, according to these sources, has a $1 billion revenue run rate which means...
01:30 am GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Speaks Out On Users Concerns About TOS Changes, Will There Be A Beacon-Like Apology?
As you might have been following this week, Instagram and Facebook made changes to its terms of service that allows Facebook to sell access to user’s photos for advertising purposes. This is muc...
01:20 am GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Virtual Security Company Catbird Raises $2M From Terremark Founders New Venture Capital Fund
Catbirdhas received $2 million in funding from Medina Capita for its security technology for the ever abstracting virtual data center. It is the first investment for the fund -- established by Manual ...
01:15 am GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Parse Adds Crowdflowers Photo Moderation To Its Mobile Backend Services
The aim of Y Combinator-backed startup Parse is to provide backend services for tackling the "monotonous, tedious," parts of mobile app development, so developers can focus on what truly sets their pr...
01:14 am GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Apple API Strengthens Facebook Ads By Letting You Install App Store Apps Without Leaving FB For iOS 6
Facebook and Apple grow closer today, as mobile app install ads in Facebook for iOS 6 now allow users to downloads apps from the App Store via pop-up instead of interrupting users and forcing them to ...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Grockit Lands $20M From Discovery To Bring Its New Pinterest For Education To The Masses
Experimenting can pay off, just ask Grockit. The company first emerged in 2006 as a video test prep course for standardized tests, before re-launching at TC50 in 2008 with its sights set on becoming a...
12:37 am GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch The Backlash Continues: Zucks Sis Doesnt Seem To Like The Instagram Changes Either
If you haven’t heard by now, yesterday Instagram announced an update to its Terms of Service and Privacy Policy that’s set to go into effect next month. Instagram was acquired by Facebook ...
12:25 am GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Why Did Government Santa Tracker, NORAD, Ditch Google For Microsoft?
Microsoft got an official Christmas present from the big man himself. No, not Santa--Uncle Sam. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), which has delightfully perpetuated the myth of a f...
12:13 am GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Former Wildfire Exec Tom Rikert Joins Andreessen Horowitz As Partner
Andreessen Horowitz has made another key hire to add to its powerhouse of talentformer Wildfire exec Tom Rikert. Rikert, who will be a partner at the firm, joins from Google, which bought Wildfire in ...
12:09 am GMT - Wed, December 19, 2012
Techcrunch Google Would Like You To Schedule Holiday Time With Your Family Using Google+ Hangouts
I've always describe Google's social spine, Google+, as personal, rather than social. It's a service for you to connect with people you already know, rather than being all about public sharing, l...
11:43 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Releases iOS 6.0.2 To Zap Wi-Fi Bugs, But Users Finding It Hard To Download Over-The-Air
Apple is pushing out iOS 6.0.2, a minor update that is said to provide a possible fix for Wi-Fi issues on the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, along with other bug fixes, but it's proving hard for users to ins...
11:38 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Music Launches Its iTunes Match-Like Scan-And-Match Feature In The U.S.
Google Music has always been a very nice music locker, but while European users were able to use its iTunes Match-like scan-and-match feature since last month, U.S.-based users only got access to this...
11:17 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Wappwolf, Home To IFTTT-Like Automation Tools, Launches iBeam.it For Sharing Content Across Online Services
Wappwolf, the startup offering IFTTT-like automation tools like Dropbox Automator and Google Drive Automator, is now out with its latest utility called iBeam.it, focused on sharing to multiple service...
11:10 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Bing Updates Its Image Search Results With Enhanced Photo Viewer, Speed Improvements
Microsoft updated Bing's image search results pages with larger thumbnails and less white-space earlier this year and today, the company is taking this one step further by also introducing a new way t...
11:05 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Nokias Loss Is Samsungs Gain: Top Global Cellphone Brand Wont Be Finnish For First Time In 14 Years
Nokia's once cluttered trophy cabinet hasn't had much silverware to boast of in recent years as the company shifts its focus to Microsoft's Windows Phone OS. Despite this shrinking its high end market...
10:48 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Web Services Now Makes It Easier To Move EBS Snapshots Between Regions
Amazon's Elastic Block Store (EBS) allows developers to create storage volumes that can be mounted by Amazon EC2 instances, among other things. While it was always relatively easy to move an EC2 insta...
10:37 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Hatch Is An iPhone Pocket Pet From The Makers Of To-Do App Clear That Goes Beyond Your Standard Tamagotchi
Impending and Realmac software, the team behind super simple to-do list Clear, has a new project in the works called Hatch. This is a marked departure from a GTD app, one that has more in common with ...
10:27 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Isnt Leaving Out BlackBerry Users, Updates Its App To Include Connect Interactions
Just because geeks might not think that BlackBerry is a fun platform doesn’t mean that people still don’t use it. Today, Twitter announced a 4.0 update to its BlackBerry app, and included ...
10:21 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Wunderlist 2 Goes Native On All Platforms To Overcome Limitations Of HTML5 And Deliver Better Experiences
Wunderlist 2 makes its debut today, with new apps for iPhone, Mac, Android, Windows and web, all free and all completely rebuilt with a specific native version for each platform. The app adds a few ne...
10:19 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Real Estate Snooping App HomeSnap Arrives On iPad, Now Connects Agents With Clients
HomeSnap, thereal estate app that uses MLS and public record datato offer home prices and other info about houses both on and off the market, is today launching on the iPad. While the original applica...
10:02 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Instaport.me, The Blessed Archival Service For Instagram, Is Buckling Under The Demand For Requests
Ever since Instagram and Facebook announced their updated terms of service, folks have been wondering what it means for them. We’ve tried to lay that out for you so that you can draw your own co...
10:02 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Xbox Live Goes Short-Form, Adds Content From AOL And Vimeo
Xbox Live is finally getting around to adding short-form, Web-original content: That began a few weeks ago with the addition of Blip.tv, among other new content providers. And today Xbox live is addin...
09:13 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Ibotta Offers A New Take On Mobile Couponing By Offering Cash Back For Engaging With Brands, Then Buying Their Products
Call it a sign of the times, if you will, but a new mobile savings app called Ibotta has climbed to 100,000 registered users in the first 75 days following its release, despite having done little to n...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch With $15M In Funding, EXAI Makes It A Snap To Convert Facebook Pages To Full-Blown Websites
For companies that choose to go 'Facebook first' a new product by EXAI makes it a snap to go 'website second' by auto-magically converting their Facebook Pages into full-blown websites — with mo...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Couch Potatoes Rejoice: Spotify Lands On TiVos Premiere Series DVRs
At this point it's probably easier to keep count of the devices that Spotify hasn't weaseled its way onto, but you can hardly blame the company for hustling. Today, Spotify has announced that it has b...
08:16 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Passes 200M Monthly Active Users, A 42% Increase Over 9 Months
Twitter has announced via its own official Twitter account that the service now has more than 200 million monthly active users, an increase of 60 million from the 140 million milestone it shared back ...
08:14 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch SnapKeys Si Invisible Keyboard Gives The Finger To QWERTY On Touchscreen Devices
When all-touch tablets and smartphones hit the market, the logical evolution was touchscreen keyboards in the same QWERTY array we've grown accustomed to. Many of us have gotten used to it, thanks to ...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Next-Gen Tegra 4 Mobile Processor Details Leaks, Brings 6X Graphics Power Of Tegra 3 With Less Power Draw
Nvidia's next-generation mobile processor could be a 72-core graphics powerhouse, according to leaded specs reportedly uncovered by Chinese site Chiphell. The specs for the Tegra 4 processor, codename...
07:52 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Helps Bring More Ancient Texts Online: Book Deuteronomy, Genesis And More Offered In New Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library
Continuing its work to help scan and preserve ancient texts, this morning, Google announced that it has been working with theIsrael Antiquities Authority to bring a large collection of biblical manusc...
07:52 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Helps Bring More Ancient Texts Online: Books Of Deuteronomy, Genesis And Others Offered In New Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library
Continuing its work to help scan and preserve ancient texts, this morning, Google announced that it has been working with theIsrael Antiquities Authority to bring a large collection of biblical manusc...
07:41 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: JBL Soundfly Airplay Speaker
The JBL Soundfly is a fresh take on the small speaker craze. Instead of relying on a battery for power, the Soundfly sports an electrical plug on the backside. Just plug it into the wall for power and...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Android Phones And Tablets Ranked By Battery Life: Longest Lasting Smartphones Arent Top-Tier Devices
Android smartphones can have a pretty bad reputation when it comes to battery life, though that reputation has definitely improved in general over time. A new report updated today ranks the top 15 and...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Bitcasa Brings Its Infinite Cloud Storage To Android And Windows RT, iOS And Mac Coming Next Month
TechCrunch Disrupt alumni Bitcasa, the startup that offers infinite storage to its users for just $10 per month, just announced that it is launching its first batch of mobile apps today. The company i...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch SGN Makes Its Big Push For Cross-Platform, Mobile-Social Games With The Launch Of Its MasterKey Technology
While Zynga has had high-profile struggles to adapt to the rapid growth of mobile gaming, Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and CEO of the Social Gaming Network, said he's found a solution MasterKey, his com...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Withdraws Lawsuits Against Apple In Europe For Standard-Essential Patents
Samsung has announced that it will drop all of its standard essential patent infringement cases against Apple in Europe, according to the manufacturer. Blooomberg reports that Samsung says it's doing ...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Withdraws Injunction Requests Against Apple In Europe For Standard-Essential Patents
Samsung has announced that it will drop all of its standard essential patent infringement cases against Apple in Europe, according to the manufacturer. Blooomberg reports that Samsung says it's doing ...
05:43 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch As Enterprise Cloud Services Heat Up, Fruition Partners Alights On $12M To Tackle IT Specifically
Fruition Partners, a Chicago-based startup that helps enterprises get their under-the-hood, IT operations into the cloud, has picked up $12 million in funding from Trident Capital, the VC that has bac...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Exablox Raises $22M From Norwest And Others To Disrupt The Enterprise Storage Market
Enterprise storage company Exablox $22 million in funding from DCM, Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), and US Venture Partners. ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Data-Driven Travel Pricing Engine Nor1 Raises $9M From TripIt-Acquirer Concur
Nor1, a company that powers dynamic pricing for and merchandising for hotels and resorts has raised $9 Million in Series B funding led by Concur, the acquirer of TripIt. This brings the company's tota...
04:51 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Users Must Be Allowed To Use Pseudonyms, Says German Privacy Regulator; Real-Name Policy Erodes Online Freedoms
Facebook's thorny relationship with Europe and European lawmakers took another barb in the side yesterday as German's Data Protection Commissioner issued a ruling that Facebook's real-name policy viol...
03:13 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Europe: 72% Of Homes Are Now Broadband-Connected; Online, News Reading Is Users Favorite Pastime
It’s official: Europe is fast approaching a point at which broadband is becoming ubiquitous among consumers, and with it is coming a surge of popularity for online news, social media, and e-comm...
02:55 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch With 140M+ Users, Skype Competitor Viber Launches Send Location Feature For iPhone, Android
Today Viber has hit another huge milestone, announcing that there are now over 140 million users on the service, and that's only the beginning. According to the company, an additional 400,000 users jo...
02:04 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Vs. Samsung: U.S. Judge Denies Apples Request For Permanent Injunction, Tosses Samsungs Call For New Trial
The U.S. judge in the Apple vs Samsung court battle that's being played out in the district court of Northern California has denied Apple's request for a permanent injunction on Samsung devices, Reute...
12:49 pm GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch More Than Half Of The Forbes 30 Under 30 In Tech Are Y Combinator Alums
Forbes released its annual 30 Under 30 lists yesterday and a stunning 15 of the 30 companies that people on the Tech list work for are Y Combinator alumni companies. Because multiple people from the s...
11:54 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Photosharing, The Final Social Frontier
Despite Consumergeddon, it's still a mobile photosharing jungle out there. Unless of course you are Snapchat, in which case welcome to being the prettiest girl in the room. Which, while fun at times, ...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch With New Profiles, Following, Search & HD Photos, 360 Is Starting To Look Like The Panoramic Instagram
As great as the allure of its filters may be, Facebook didn't spend $1 billion on Instagram for its digital photo effects. No, it was because Instagram was mobile-first, growing like a weed, had just ...
08:36 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook And Snapchat Go Toe To Toe: Why Its Good For Both Companies
Facebook is building a standalone app to compete with the red-hot impermanent photo messaging app Snapchat, as reported by AllThingsDs Mike Isaac late last night.Facebook plans to launch its app by th...
08:32 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Design Software For Organ And Tissue Printing Is On Its Way With Autodesk, Organovo Partnership
Autodesk's software may be best-known for helping architects design buildings or for prototyping products, but it soon may be applied to designing tissues and organs.Autodesk and Organovo, a publicly-...
06:29 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Home Depot Acquires Data-Driven Retail Pricing Startup BlackLocus
Big retailers are showing more and more that they're not just about to let the tech wave pass them by.The latest example? BlackLocus, an Austin, Texas based startup that builds technology that helps r...
06:26 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch What The TwitterInstagram Standoff Has Meant For Traffic To Instagram
When Instagram began to pull its inline previews of photos out of Twitter almost two weeks ago, many did not take that turn of events too well. Consumers like things easy, and clicking out of one app ...
06:10 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Visa Issues Scuttle Topixs Acquisition Of Taploid, Gossip App Will Now Shut Down Amid Funding Crunch
It's a tough day for The Taploid and its plucky founder Redg Snodgrass. H1-B Visa issues for the startup's UK team soured a buyout by city forum site Topix, and investors have pulled out forcing the t...
06:01 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch VideoGenie Launches Self-Serve Option For Brands To Build Ads From Fan Videos
Over the last few years, VideoGenie has changed the way brands do advertising by allowing their fans to become a product's biggest advocates. With a platform for capturing and distributing user-submit...
05:05 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Programming Your Culture
Editor's note: Ben Horowitz is co-founder and partner ofAndreessen Horowitz.Ask 10 founders about company culture and what it means and youll get 10 different answers. Its about everything from office...
04:54 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Josh Williams On Why Facebook Acquired His Startup Gowalla To Put A Nearby Lens On All Its Geo-Data
"A location service only gets interesting when you get to a certain scale," and Foursquare isn't there yet says Josh Williams. His check-in app Gowalla wasn't either, but it was bought by Facebook whe...
04:54 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Josh Williams On Why Facebook Bought His Startup Gowalla To Put A Nearby Lens On 250M Geo-Posts Per Month
"A location service only gets interesting when you get to a certain scale," and Foursquare isn't there yet says Josh Williams. His check-in app Gowalla wasn't either, but it was bought by Facebook whe...
04:54 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Josh Williams On Why Facebook Acqhired His Startup Gowalla To Put A Nearby Lens On 250M Geo-Posts Per Month
"A location service only gets interesting when you get to a certain scale," and Foursquare isn't there yet says Josh Williams. His check-in app Gowalla wasn't either, but it was bought by Facebook whe...
04:36 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Polar Hits 1 Million Votes, Illustrates How To Develop A Truly Successful Mobile-First App
We told you about the super-simple and super-sticky voting app Polar for iOS a few weeks ago, and since then, the app has taken off quite nicely. When you use it, you’ll instantly see how people...
04:03 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Infochimps Launches Enterprise Cloud For Big Data Analytics
Clouds, clouds, everywhere there are clouds. Here's one more to file in your cloud list from Infochimps that's all about big data.Infochimps Enterprise Cloudis the kind of service you won't see any ti...
04:02 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Sequoia Raises $700M For Global Growth Fund
Sequoia Capital filed a form with the SEC today, indicating a $700 million raise for a fund titled Sequoia Capital Global Growth Fund, L.P. While Sequoia declined to comment on the filing, our sources...
03:48 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsens Steve Hasker Says The New Twitter TV Rating Isnt Just For Advertisers
When a new measurement called the Nielsen Twitter TV Rating was announced this morning, neither company provided a lot of detail about what specifically they'd be measuring. So I got on the phone with...
03:34 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Booktrack Raises $2 Million From Peter Thiel, Park Road, And Others To Add Soundtracks To E-books
New Zealand-based startup Booktrack launched last year to provide e-book readers with something that theyve been missing: soundtracks to go along with what theyre reading. It's raised $2 million from ...
03:26 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch A Very Makers Gift Guide
It's been a weird year for hardware: the biggest, most news-worthy launches haven't come out of Cupertino or Tokyo but out of small Kickstarter campaigns that have, in the end, raised millions of doll...
03:23 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch AOL To Pay $1,056 Bonus To All Employees To Celebrate $1.056 Billion Patent Sale
Like Scrooge after discovering the True Spirit Of Christmas, AOL is offering a shiny half-crown (worth $1,056) to the little boy (its employees) as thanks for bringing the prize Turkey from the Poulte...
03:09 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Submit Your Questions Now For True Ventures And Shasta Ventures
This week's Ask A VC series features a slew of awesome guests in the investment world. Tomorrow, we have True Ventures' partners Tony Conrad and Puneet Agarwal in the studio, and Thursday, Shasta Vent...
02:27 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Tweets Need A Credibility Rating And This Lie Detector Algorithm Could Help
The Newtown school shooting tragedy turned social media channels into another disastrous rumor mill. Ryan Lanza and his friends suffered a flood of hate messages after vigilante facebookers attacked h...
02:17 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch LogMeIns Dropbox Competitor Cubby Reveals Pricing; Stays Competitive At $7 Per Month For 100 GB
Cubby, the new cloud storage player from LogMeIn which aggressively, if belatedly, entered the market this year to compete alongside Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, SkyDrive and others, is today revealing...
01:20 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch As Facebook Launches Nearby, Foursquare Continues Its Focus On Discovery With Latest iOS Update
Foursquare has long been working to move beyond location check-ins and into the realm of local discovery, helping its users find new places to check out, based on ratings, comments, and tips from its ...
01:18 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Forrester Report Shows Amazon AWS Reigns Supreme With Developers As Windows Azure Gains Momentum
Big surprise: Amazon Web Services (AWS) reigns supreme as the developer platform of choice while Windows Azure is showing impressive growth, according to a survey conducted by Forrester Research.The t...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Kik Tops 2M Cards Users In One Week, Releases Reddit Card For Optimized Mobile Meme Sharing
Kik announced a fairly significant change in direction at the end of November, with the introduction of Kik Cards. Today, the company revealed to TechCrunch that over 2 million of its 30 million total...
12:51 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch HTCs Rumored M7 Flagship Phone Could Sport A Smaller Screen And Land On Verizon And Sprint Shelves
With Mobile World Congress already on the horizon, its hardly a shock to see a new batch of smartphone leaks and rumors starting to make the rounds. HTC never fares well when it comes to keeping their...
12:49 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Kevin Roses Milk Co-Founder Daniel Burka Joins Google Ventures As Design Partner
Daniel Burka, who co-founded mobile incubator Milk, has joined Google Ventures as a design partner.In a tweet earlier this morning, Burka noted that this is another chance for him to work with his Mil...
12:44 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches Dedicated YouTube Video Camera App For iPhone and iPod Touch
Here is an interesting move by Google, which is clearly stepping up its mobile game in recent months: you can now download a dedicated YouTube camera app - YouTube Capture - for iPhone and iPod touch....
12:31 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Yelps Stock Dips After Facebook Barges Into Local Search And Reviews With Nearby
Facebook this afternoon released a new feature called "Nearby" that lets users search and review businesses such as restaurants, hotels and bars -- and it looks like Wall Street received the memo quit...
12:27 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch After Signing Deals With Twitter And Flickr, Aviary Nabs Former OneRiot CEO Tobias Peggs As CEO
After signing deals with Twitter and Flickr to power photo filtering and editing, Aviary is bringing on a new CEO. Former OneRiot CEO and Walmart exec Tobias Peggs will be joining the startup as CEO. ...
12:26 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Google Maps For iOS Was Downloaded Over 10M Times In Its First 48 Hours After Launch
According to Google’s Jeff Huber, Google Maps for iOS is a runaway success, having seen over 10M downloads in just 48 hours after its launch. This is a pretty huge number, and rare that a compan...
12:23 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch BlackBerry 10 Screenshot Leaks Show Off Hub, Siri-Style Assistant, Twitter, Facebook And Foursquare Apps
BlackBerry 10 is leaky like a sieve: we've seen what is likely the first hardware, and developer previews have shown off the UI on video over and over for a while now. In the latest breach of BB10's a...
12:15 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch GarageFuse Launches 3D Social Aftermarket Configurator For Car Enthusiasts
Virtually every car manufacturer today has an online car configurator that shows you what your car will look like as you spec it out. For car enthusiasts, however, the car the manufacturer delivers is...
12:06 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Xbox Updates SmartGlass App For ESPN And NBA Game Time, Adds New Sports Picks Second-Screen Experience
It wasnt long ago that Microsoft announced its SmartGlass second-screen app, which gives users better control of their viewing experience by connecting the Xbox game console with mobile and tablet dev...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, December 18, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Emily Bell: Identifying The Massive Opportunities In Online Journalism [TCTV]
Few people are better equipped to imagine the future of online journalism than Emily Bell. As Bell told me when we talked in her New York office, she believes that online journalism has a future - bot...
11:49 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Hands On With Facebook Nearby, A New Local Biz Discovery Feature That Challenges Yelp And Foursquare
250 million Facebook users tag posts with location each month and today that data goes to work for you in a major revamp of Facebook's Nearby feature for its iOS and Android apps. Built by Josh Willia...
11:42 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Morgan Stanley Fined $5M Over Facebook Research And Handling Of IPO By Massachusetts
According to CNBC, Morgan Stanley has been fined $5M over its Facebook research practices. This is the second huge fine for Morgan Stanley, the first being over “noncompetitive trades” in ...
11:42 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Morgan Stanley Fined $5M Over Facebook Research And Handling Of IPO By Massachusetts (UPDATE)
According to CNBC, Morgan Stanley has been fined $5M over its Facebook research practices. This is the second huge fine for Morgan Stanley, the first being over “noncompetitive trades” in ...
11:42 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Morgan Stanley Fined $5M Over Facebook Research And Handling Of IPO By Massachusetts (UPDATED)
According to CNBC, Morgan Stanley has been fined $5M over its Facebook research practices. This is the second huge fine for Morgan Stanley, the first being over “noncompetitive trades” in ...
11:27 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch CES 2013: Keep Up With The News With Our Live Video Feed Schedule
As we mentioned last week, TechCrunch will be at CES this year with camera in hand. Our goal is two-fold: to run around the event with our live stream running for most of each day while, at intervals ...
11:02 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches Surprise Calendar In Google Play To Give Away Free And Discounted Apps, Music, Movies & More
Google today launched the first deal in what will be a series of freebies and discounts on mobile apps, books, TV, music and movies, now being made available to Android users via Google Play. The "sur...
10:42 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter And Nielsen Announce Partnership To Create New Twitter-Based TV Rating
Nielsen and Twitter just announced a deal for something called the Nielsen Twitter TV rating, which they're hoping to turn into the standard metric for measuring the conversation that a TV show spurs ...
10:39 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Hulu: 2012 Revenue Up 65 Percent To $695M, 3M Paying Customers, 430 Content Partners
Hulu just released a number of new stats for 2012, including revenue. In 2012, Hulu will post $695 million in revenue, up 65% from last year. In a blog post, Hulu’s Jason Kilar writes that Hulu ...
10:31 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Gets Nostalgic On Facebook
Everyone loves sharing photos...even iron-fisted theocratic rulers bent on destroying the very freedom embodied by social networks. Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, whose government ban...
10:27 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Google Fiber Announces The Next 5 Kansas City Neighborhoods To Come Online In 2013
As promised, Google continues to expand its Google Fiber project in Kansas City. While the initial rollout in the first two neighborhoods was slow, the project is now picking up steam, and the company...
10:20 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Kleiner Perkins Megan Quinn On Whats Next For Ecommerce; The Mobile Revolution And More
Kleiner Perkins' partner Megan Quinn joined us in this week's Ask A VC, chatting about her views on what's next for ecommerce, where mobile innovation is heading, technical product managers vs. non-te...
10:13 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Adspert Raises $1.3M For Its Bid Management Tool For Google AdWords
Bidmanagement, the company behind Adspert, a web-based bid management tool for Google AdWords campaigns, has raised funding from the ProFIT finance programme, the early-stage investment arm of Investi...
10:04 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Rovio Launches Angry Birds Star Wars On Facebook With Social Integration, New Power-Ups
Rovio has just announced that its Angry Birds Star Wars game, the same one that hit number one in the App Store just over two hours after its release, is headed to Facebook. The company has already la...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch UberConference Takes Its Pain-Free Conference Calling Solution Mobile With Debut Of iOS And Android Apps
UberConference, the online, visual conference calling solution (andTechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012 winner), is today expanding its service to mobile with the introduction of applications for both iOS and ...
09:55 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Amazons Exclusive Deal With Turner And Warner Bros. Brings Two Top TNT Shows To Amazon Instant Video
Followinglast week's moveto bring its Instant Video service to iOS devices, Amazon is today expanding its content library yet again with two more licensing deals, this time with Turner Broadcasting Sy...
09:42 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch HTML5 And Canvas 2D Specs Are Now Feature Complete, First HTML 5.1 Working Draft Published
We've been writing about HTML5 for quite a while, but, until today, the actual HTML5 specs and standards were still moving targets. Now, however, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has announced that...
09:41 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch With 500K Users, Wave Rebrands To Tell The World It Isnt Just About Free Accounting Anymore
Toronto-based startup Wave Accounting is shortening its name and broadening its vision today, with a newly-launched web presence under its new Wave banner. The startup found its footing offering free ...
09:39 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: The Blancier Grand Cru Watch For The Coffee Lover In Your Life
As we approach crunch time, I've decided to focus on cool gifts that you can still get for those folks who are hardest to buy for. To that end, here's something decidedly cool and/or odd: it's a handm...
09:35 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch After 45M+ Installs On Android, Zedge Brings Its Content Personalization Experience To The iPhone
It's name may not be familiar, but Zedge has become one of the most popular Android apps out there. Offering personalized content and game discovery along with free ringtones and wallpaper, the app c...
09:02 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Bowers & Wilkins A7 Wireless Airplay Speaker
Short Version Bowers & Wilkins Wireless A7 speaker system is as good as it gets when you’re looking for big sound out of a compact design. Setup is incredibly easy thanks to Airplay, which l...
08:23 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Dish.fm Relaunches Its Foodspotting Competitor To Make Best Dish Recommendations Using Reviews From Yelp, Foursquare And Instagram
Dish.fm is a new restaurant recommendation mobile application, launching today, which focuses on helping users find the best dishes at their local eateries. Initially, the company had gone the Foodspo...
08:22 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch You Can Now Reserve A BlackBerry 10 Smartphone Through Rogers: Its Like A Mystery Grab Bag
This morning saw a flurry of RIM news, including the debut of a beta program among enterprise and government clients, and a firm location for the January 30 launch event in NYC. In another curious dev...
07:42 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch PopCap CTO & Veteran Adobe Exec Frits Habermann Joins Learning Platform Lynda.com To Help It Go Mobile, Global
Online video learning platform Lynda.com is making a big addition to its management team today, announcing that it has hired of Frits Habermann as its new chief technical officer. Habermann joins Lynd...
07:19 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Seeds BlackBerry 10 Software And Devices To Over 120 Enterprise And Government Customers Ahead Of Launch
RIM is officially launching BlackBerry 10 next month at a special event, with devices scheduled to go on sale a little after that, but select customers will get a chance to test the platform more exte...
07:06 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Influitive Raises Another $7.3M To Bring The Peer-To-Peer Model To Marketing
Influitive, a marketing company that analyses data around social media, influencer networks and other peer-to-peer techniques to spread the word, has raised another $7.3 million — investment tha...
06:31 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Will Share User Data With Facebook According To Its New Privacy Policy
Instagram has just announced an update to its Terms of Service and Privacy Policy which will go into effect starting January 16. According to the popular photo-sharing service, Instagram has introduce...
06:11 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Reportedly Scrapping Plans For A Big-Screen Windows Phone 8 Handset
HTC is said to be dropping a planned big-screen Windows Phone 8 smartphone, which was intended to go toe-to-toe with some of the latest Android devices with large displays, including HTC's own Droid D...
06:05 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch A List Of The Best Annual Tech Startup Events In Europe In 2013
Back in July, we made an attempt at listing the the best annual tech startup events in Europe, with some included from the Middle East and Africa. It was a 'first attempt' and as you can see, it's a c...
05:39 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Nexus 4 Shortage Problems Due To Scarce And Erratic Supply From LG, Google Exec Claims
The Google Nexus 4 has been a very popular device maybe too popular, with supplies of the handset scarce since its initial launch, and Google having to push back anticipated delivery windows for even...
05:33 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Raspberry Pi Gets Own App Store: One-Stop-Shop To Make It Even Easier For Kids To Get Coding And Earn Pocket Money From Apps
The not-for-profit Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched an app store for the $25 mini computer -- called the Pi Store -- to "make it easier for developers of all ages to share their games, application...
05:31 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Kreditech, The Big Data-Driven Credit Scoring Service, Raises Further $4M From Blumberg Capital, Others
Explicitly or implicitly, users are generating an insurmountableamount of data online, hence the plethora of startups touting their BIG DATA credentials by building applications or services that creat...
05:11 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint Seals Deal For 100% Ownership Of Clearwire, At $2.97 Per Share Or $2.2 Billion Total
Sprint today announced that it has arranged an agreement with Clearwire to buy out the remainder of the smaller company for $2.2 billion, or $2.97 per share. The final price is at the top of the repor...
04:55 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch The Simple Trick To Use Google Maps With Siri
For all her faults, Siri is a useful companion. Sometimes. But she defaults to Apple Maps. Thankfully it's rather simple to trick Siri into giving you directions with Google Maps instead. No jailbreak...
04:55 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Windows Phone 7.8 Update Looks To Be Hitting Some Nokia Lumia 800 Handsets Early
The long wait for Windows Phone 7.8 to hit Windows Phone 7 devices looks like it might be coming to end a little earlier than expected for a select group of Nokia Lumia 800 owners in Europe. According...
04:06 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch ComScore: Smartphone Penetration In Europes Big-5 Markets Now At 55%, Samsung Is The One To Beat
Europe's mobile market has reached a tipping point: the top-five markets in the region collectively now have a majority of consumers using smartphones, according to the latest numbers from comScore.Fr...
03:18 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Real-Time Location-Based Q&A iPhone App, LocalUncle, Relaunches With Faster Tech, Slicker Interface, Same Grand Platform Plan
LocalUncle, a real-time location-based Q&A iPhone app, has relaunched with a new version -- offering faster tech and a cleaner interface in a bid to grow enough users to power its service. The ori...
02:36 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Glossybox, The Samwer Brothers Birchbox Effort, Opens Its Lid: $72M In Funding And 2M Boxes Shipped
Rocket Internet is sometimes known for being reticent on how its vast e-commerce portfolio is progressing, but that appears to be slowly changing. Today the company put out its first numbers for Gloss...
01:49 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch U.K. Microprocessor Firm Ups Offer For U.S. Chip Designer MIPS: $100M Cash For MIPS Operating Business, Certain Patents
U.K. microprocessor firm Imagination Technologies will be hoping it's third time lucky in its bid to acquire the operating business and "certain" patents from U.S. chip designer MIPS Technologies. The...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Cross-Browser Extension Development Platform Crossrider Sold For $37M To Markets.com: Report
Crossrider, a platform that lets developers make extensions that can work across different web browsers like Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox, has been sold for $37 million to Markets.com...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Cross-Browser Extension Development Platform Crossrider Sold For $37M To Market.com: Confirmed
Crossrider, a platform that lets developers make extensions that can work across different web browsers like Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox, has been sold for $37 million to Markets.com...
12:24 pm GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch National Rifle Association Hides Facebook Page To Avoid Hosting Flame Wars
To avoid uncivil debates breaking out on its Facebook Page wall in the wake of the tragic shooting in Newtown, the National Rifle Association has unpublished its Facebook Page, presumably temporarily....
08:00 am GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch With $8M From Founders Fund, Goldman Sachs; Urban Compass Wants To Build A Hyper-Local, Human-Powered Database
If there are a lot of companies out there chasing down the holy grail of location services,Urban Compass, a startup still in stealth mode, believes it could be the one of the lucky ones that might jus...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch With $8M In Seed Funding From Founders Fund, Goldman Sachs; Urban Compass Wants To Build A Hyper-Local, Human-Powered Database
If there are a lot of companies out there chasing down the Holy Grail of location services,Urban Compass, a startup still in stealth mode, believes it could be one of the lucky ones that might just fi...
07:32 am GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Google-FTC Antitrust Suit Reportedly Coming To A Close
The negotiations in the antitrust case between Google and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is reportedly drawing to a close, with things looking up for Google, according to reports. The Wall Street J...
07:30 am GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Punching Above Their Weight: Opportunity And Challenges For Kiwi Startups
There are many reasons why entrepreneurs might wish to begin build a business in new Zealand, mainly thanks to the picturesque landscape that prevails nearly everywhere you go. But Kiwis and foreigner...
06:30 am GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Gun Control
If we as a country, and indeed we as a global community, are going to seriously address the question of gun control, we need to address the issue of fabricated weapons and weapon plans, or else the di...
06:30 am GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch iPhone 5 Sells More Than 2M Units During First Weekend In China
Apple announced today that it sold over two million units of the iPhone 5 over the weekend after its launch on December 14. ...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Applifiers Jussi Laakkonen Shows Off Everyplay, His Network For Sharing Mobile Gameplay Footage [TCTV]
Mobile gaming startup Applifier just raised a $4 million Series Band also launched the SDK (software development kit) that developers can use to integrate Everyplay, the company's network allowing mob...
05:32 am GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Holiday E-Commerce Sales Up 13 Percent To $34B; This Past Week Was Heaviest Online Shopping Period On Record
comSocre just released its holiday e-commerce numbers for the week, and according to the report this past week was the heaviest five-day online shopping period on record. So far, retail e-commerce spe...
05:11 am GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch From The Infinity Ventures Summit In KyotoJapan: 12 Demos From Japanese Startups
Japanese VC firm Infinity Venture Partners has organized the so-called Infinity Ventures Summit Fall 2012 (IVS) in Kyoto/Japan earlier this week, a two-day web industry event that's taking place twice...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch A Few Reasons Why Youd Want To Download All Of Your Tweets
Today, we learned that Twitter made good on its promise to start letting its users download all of their tweets from the beginning of their history with the service. For many geeks, there is excitemen...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch Has Google Finally Found Its Mobile Design Chops?
Google has never been hotbed of cool design. Services like Gmail and Google Docs have always been very functional, but few people would describe them as good-looking. Google's first mobile efforts wer...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch The Air Above Our Heads: The Growth Of Ambient Social Networking
Editor's note: Paul Davison is the CEO and founder ofHighlight.When I was young, my dad told me about the short story by H.G. Wells, "The Country of the Blind." In it, a fictitious mountaineer comes a...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, December 17, 2012
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Google Brings Maps To iOS 6, Twitter And Instagrams Photo War, & Can Max Levchin Help Save Yahoo?
It's that time of the week again -- it's CrunchWeek time, wherein a few of us writers turn on the TechCrunch TV cameras and shoot the breeze about some of the past week's most interesting stories. ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 16, 2012
Techcrunch Iterations: Google Challenges Apple At The iOS Application Layer
Back in September 2011, a full year before the iPhone 5, I wrote an post here speculating, mostly for fun, how Facebook could approach the iOS platform by using a federated strategy to separate their ...
10:03 pm GMT - Sun, December 16, 2012
Techcrunch Dell Has A New Platform As A Service That Actually Makes Sense
Dell has a new platform as a service (PaaS) and it actually makes sense. The service is called Project Fast PaaS, part of the new Dell Cloud Labs, which also includes Project Sputnik, the Linux laptop...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 16, 2012
Techcrunch Conversations With Whales: The eRepublik 2012 Summit
Last weekend I attended the "eRepublik International Summit 2012" in Bucharest and had the opportunity to meet with many of the game's "whale" players. I saw what they cared about, how the game's deve...
06:11 pm GMT - Sun, December 16, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Starts Rolling Out Option To Download Your Twitter Archive: Request Every Tweet Youve Ever Made In One File
It looks like Twitter has started rolling out the option to let users download all their tweets -- with some Twitter users reporting they are seeing an option to 'request your archive' appearing in th...
06:11 pm GMT - Sun, December 16, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Starts Rolling Out Option To Download Your Twitter Archive: Request Every Tweet Youve Ever Made In One File (Updated)
It looks like Twitter has started rolling out the option to let users download all their tweets -- with some Twitter users reporting they are seeing an option to 'request your archive' appearing in th...
10:05 am GMT - Sun, December 16, 2012
Techcrunch Inside 1871, Downtown Chicagos Huge New Center For All Things Tech [TCTV]
History has shown us again and again that great things can be born out of very trying times. It happened in the 19th century, after the Great Fire of Chicago destroyed huge swaths of the city in Octob...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, December 16, 2012
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: Kickstarters Great Wallet Project Glut Of 2012
Editors note:Ross Rubinis principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs atTechspressive.Crowdfunding campaigns employ all kinds of logical and emotional appeals to get you to dig into your wallet. B...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, December 16, 2012
Techcrunch Aereo Founder Chet Kanojia On Expansion, New Content Deals, And Operating Within The Law
Aereo network streaming TV service recently launched a new Bloomberg TV channel, marking the first content licensing deal inked by the New York-based startup. We sat down with Chet Kanojia, CEO and fo...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, December 16, 2012
Techcrunch So What If You Have Big Data? Without Data-Driven Processes And Products, Its Useless
Editor's note: John De Goes is co-founder and CEO of Precog, an analytics platform for developers.These days, you dont have to look hard to find big data. If youre like many companies I talk to, youre...
03:10 am GMT - Sun, December 16, 2012
Techcrunch Square Registers Next Frontier In Mobile Payments: Small To Mid-Size Regional Chains
With the Starbucks deal in place, there's no doubt that Square will continue to eye partnerships with large brick and mortar stores and brands to power mobile payments and loyalty. But there's a point...
02:36 am GMT - Sun, December 16, 2012
Techcrunch Eric Schmidt And Stephen Colbert Talk Politics, Google Play (What Happens There?), And The Strange Allure Of Failure [Video]
Stephen Colbert has been promoting his new book recently, and as part of this he stopped by Google's New York office to sit down with chairman Eric Schmidt and participate in the company's [email protected]
02:00 am GMT - Sun, December 16, 2012
Techcrunch Google Could Loosen Amazons Cloud Grip With Pay-Per-Use API Services
Editor's note: Chris Potter is co-founder of ScreenLight, a cloud video collaboration service for video producers to review and approve video with their teams and clients.Google recently rolled out a ...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, December 16, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Meaningful Action
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor reeled along with the rest of the world from the tragedy in Connecticut. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families an...
10:15 pm GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch Ahead Of Bowl Season, ESPN Teams Up With Twitter To Provide College Football Video Highlights In Stream
As second, third and fourth screens become increasingly popular among sports fans, Twitter has been among those platforms to see a significant increase in sports-related chatter. Social media and Twit...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch Mamas, Dont Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Writers
So this is awkward. Ownshelf is a new service that lets people store and share ebooks online. Pretty nifty, huh? They reached out to me in part because I've released several of my own books for free u...
12:39 pm GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch Ron Conway: The Painting
Ron Conway, Silicon Valley’s best known angel investor, got quite a gift this evening. Laurene Jobs, the wife of the late Steve Jobs, dropped by the Conway annual holiday party this evening and ...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch Open Source Software: Compliance Basics And Best Practices
Editor's note:Heather Meeker is a shareholder, and chair of the IP/IT Licensing and Transactions Group in the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP.Startups stand on the shoulders of giants, de...
09:32 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch Digital Sports Report: Perform Overtakes ESPN In Online Video Viewership, Reaching 24.5M Uniques In November
Sports is in the process of becoming the next big market to be transformed by the digital revolution, as fans are increasingly turning to mobile devices and second, third and fourth screens to consume...
08:52 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch The Weekly Good: Twitter Gives Back With #Tweet4Good, Heres The Behind The Scenes Look
[Note: This is 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.] Before we start with this week’s ed...
06:58 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch YouTubes Biggest Overhaul Of Its Data API Yet Adds Universal Search, Efficiency, And Lets 3rd Party Tools Post To Subscribers
YouTube first launched its Data API back in 2007, and it has since become the video giant's most popular API in terms of request volume. Today, YouTube announced that it has officially opened version ...
06:56 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch MyFitnessPal Gets More Social With Facebook And Address Book Integration
MyFitnessPal, which allows users to track and share their exercise and nutrition, is rolling out an update that should make it easier to find your friends on the service.Connecting with friends was an...
06:29 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch Google Updates Home Page With Vigil Candle For Victims Of School Shooting
In a show of solidarity with thosegrievingtonight over a school shooting in Connecticut, Google placed a subtle vigil candle below its search box. Google's graceful, yetpoignantgesture speaks the uniq...
06:29 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch Google Updates Homepage With Vigil Candle For Victims Of School Shooting
In a show of solidarity with thosegrievingtonight over a school shooting in Connecticut, Google placed a subtle vigil candle below its search box. Google's graceful, yetpoignantgesture speaks the uniq...
05:09 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch Rally.org Powers A Donation Drive With Prizes To Spend Time With Silicon Valleys Top Angels, VCs
Rally.org, a social fundraising startup that even partially raised its Series A round through its own platform, is putting together a charity campaign on behalf of San Francisco's Glide Church that aw...
04:48 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch Ray Kurzweil Joins Google As Engineering Director Focused On Machine Learning And Language Processing Tech
Famed inventor, entrepreneur, and futurist Ray Kurzweil announced this afternoon that he has been hired by search engine giant Google as a director of engineering focused on machine learning and langu...
04:48 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch Ray Kurzweil Joins Google In Full-Time Engineering Director Role; Will Focus On Machine Learning, Language Processing
Famed inventor, entrepreneur, and futurist Ray Kurzweil announced this afternoon that he has been hired by search engine giant Google as a director of engineering focused on machine learning and langu...
03:44 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch Scores Flood White House With Online Petition To Immediately Address Gun Control
Almost immediately following the tragic school shooting in Connecticut, over 16,000 people have signed an official White House WeThePeople petition to "Immediately address the issue of gun control thr...
03:44 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch Scores Flood White House With Online Petition To Immediately Address Gun Control [Updated]
Almost immediately following the tragic school shooting in Connecticut, over 16,000 people have signed an official White House WeThePeople petition to "Immediately address the issue of gun control thr...
03:44 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch 25,000 People (And Counting) Flood White House With Online Petition To Immediately Address Gun Control
Almost immediately following the tragic school shooting in Connecticut, over 16,000 people have signed an official White House WeThePeople petition to "Immediately address the issue of gun control thr...
03:30 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch AngelList Raising A Big Round, To Be Valued at $150 Million Or More
AngelList, a service that matches early stage startups with investors, is raising a big round of financing at a valuation that multiple sources say will top $150 million. Investors may include Google ...
02:52 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch Report On iOS 6 Adoption After Google Maps Release Suggests Impact Of Apple Maps Exaggerated
Many, including us, thought that the introduction of Google Maps might lead to a rapid uptake in iOS 6 adoption, the idea being that many were holding out in order to keep Google's offering as the def...
02:52 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch Chikita: iOS 6 Adoption After Google Maps Release Sees 0.2% Increase, Impact Of Apple Maps Likely Exaggerated
Many, including us, thought that the introduction of Google Maps might lead to a rapid uptake in iOS 6 adoption, the idea being that many were holding out in order to keep Google's offering as the def...
02:52 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch Chitika: iOS 6 Adoption After Google Maps Release Sees 0.2% Increase, Impact Of Apple Maps Likely Exaggerated
Many, including us, thought that the introduction of Google Maps might lead to a rapid uptake in iOS 6 adoption, the idea being that many were holding out in order to keep Google's offering as the def...
02:44 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch Jason Calacanis Says He Will Shut Down Podcast Network ThisWeekIn.com, This Week In Startups Will Continue
Jason Calacanis has announced via blog post that he's planning to wind down his podcast network ThisWeekIn.com and return the remaining funds to investors.Two of the shows, This Week In Startups (whic...
02:20 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live. 12.14.12. (TCTV)
The Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific....
02:16 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox For iOS Updated With New Photo Gallery And Design
Following October's update of its Android application, Dropbox today released a new version of its iOS app, also focused on refining the photo viewing and sharing experience. In today's update, there'...
01:18 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch Google Does Winter Cleaning, Shuts Down Less Popular Calendar Features, Punchd Loyalty App, Multiple Sync Services
Google likes to make sweeping changes in bulk, getting rid of features that don’t matter, really. Why don’t they matter? Its users tell them so by not using them. In a “Winter Cleani...
12:47 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch iPhone 5 Sales In China Reportedly Robust, Despite Lack Of Lineups
Apple's iPhone 5 is a "hit" according to English-language Chinese newspaper Shanghai Daily, despite the fact that there were not huge lineups or riots in the streets as there were on iPhone 4S launch ...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, December 15, 2012
Techcrunch Kids App Maker Toca Boca Passes 22 Million Downloads, Expands To Android With Kindle Fire Debut
If you've never heard of Toca Boca, then you must not have kids. The studio behind a series of popular children's applications for iOS (iPhone and iPad) has just passed 22 million downloads across its...
11:56 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch One Dev, At Least, Is Doing Great On Windows 8
Patrick Husting runs a small development shop, ExtendedResults where he sells a product called PUSHBI, a mobile business intelligence app. While the app was popular on iOS and Android, he found some i...
11:36 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Aviary CEO Says Its Company Goal Is To Democratize Creativity, And Its Clearly Working
It’s been launch city for a few big companies this week, as well as new startups. Who’s had the very best week, possibly? That would be Aviary, a company that started out with a direct to ...
11:34 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile First Or Mobile Worst?
We happen to live in a massive time of transition. The PC market that has dominated computing for the past few decades is decaying while mobile computing is soaring with the only limit in sight being...
11:18 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch How Music Streaming Service Songza And Audyssey Just Upgraded Your Headphones For Free
Audyssey has gone mobile with its AMP technology, the same process used to calibrate home theater systems to deliver excellent, high-quality audio. But rather than calibrating the headphones yourself,...
11:09 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Bing Brings Its Revamped Social Sidebar To The iPad and iPad Mini
A few days ago, Bing rolled out its redesigned social sidebar for the desktop and the company just announced that it is now also bringing this new design to its search results pages on the iPad. The n...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Snapchat Releases Video Sharing, Is Prototyping Monetization Features (Oh, And Its Still Not For Sexting)
Snapchat, the popular impermanent photo-sharing mobile app, is rolling out a major new feature: video sharing. Users can now share 10-second videos the same way they share pictures by taking the pict...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch First Round Debuts A Common Application For Student Engineers To Apply For And Find Jobs At Portfolio Companies
First Round Capital has steadily evolved from an early-stage investment firm to a full agency that provides tools and services beyond funding that portfolio companies can use. The firm offers a Yelp-l...
10:50 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Federal Government Reportedly Vastly Expands Big Data Spying, Includes Innocent Citizens
After fierce internal controversy, the White House has reportedly authorized a vast expansion of spying capabilities, including the ability to investigate innocent citizens and mine previously separat...
10:43 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Wolf Watch Winders
Oh, the things watch nerds will do to protect their precious timepieces. If you know someone who is crazy enough to spend a few thousand dollars on an automatic watch, they'll probably want a watch wi...
10:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Cross-Platform Drag-And-Drop App Maker Tiggzi Launches Windows 8 Support
Tiggzi, a DIY mobile app maker, just announced that it has added support for Windows 8 to its cross-platform drag-and-drop development suite. The services, which already offered support for Windows Ph...
10:15 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Dice Better Than Any Dice Youve Ever Owned Pass 10X Their Kickstarter Funding Goal In One Week
Do you ever find yourself wondering how good your dice are? Because I do. Are they really random? Or do slight imperfections in their design favor one number over another? It's impossible to know. Unl...
09:39 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Mozillas Future In Mobile: 19% Adopt Do Not Track On Android, Desktop Only 8.6%
This year, Mozilla has been on an aggressive streak in its bid to make Firefox more than a basic browser: that's included some big steps in social integration,transforming its browser into more of a p...
09:20 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Didnt Stop With 18 New Features, Updates iOS App With Photo Album Swipes And Conversation Cards
Well, Google+ is playing coy at the end of the year, aren’t they? Today, Google launched a year-end “blow-out” of features for users of its social layer. Eighteen new features. ...
09:20 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Didnt Stop With 18 New Features, Updates iOS App With Photo Album Swipes, Conversation Cards And More
Well, Google+ is playing coy at the end of the year, aren’t they? Today, Google launched a year-end “blow-out” of features for users of its social layer. Eighteen new features. ...
08:49 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Make Your Own Lytro-Style, Adjustable Focus Photos With DSLR Video And A Simple Hack
The Lytro is a very cool piece of tech that can produce images with easy-to-manipulate depth-of-field, but it also means buying a new, $400 piece of photography gear that takes admittedly low resoluti...
08:41 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Google Gives Google+ End Of Year Update: Adds Low-Bandwidth Hangouts, Full-Size Mobile Photo Backups, Better Event Planning
Google is giving its social network a last "big" end of year update -- with 18 new features parcelled up and doled out, many of them coming in a new version (v3.3) of the Google+ app. The updates...
08:41 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Gets End Of Year Update: Low-Bandwidth Hangouts, Full-Size Mobile Photo Backups, Better Event Planning & More
Google is giving its social network a "big" end-of-year update, with 18 new features parcelled up and doled out -- many of them coming in a new version (v3.3) of the Google+ app. The updates are ...
08:18 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch DIY Animation Platform PowToon Grabs $600K For Its Video Creation Software
PowToon, an animation platform that lets anyone build marketing videos on the fly, is announcing it has raised $600,000 in outside funding. The investment doesn't come from traditional VC backing, but...
08:05 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Dear Parents, Please Use This Memory Jar App Instead Of Posting Baby Pics On Facebook
A new app has just launched on the App Store, looking to give parents a better way to store memorable photos of their kids. Given the fact that we're in a digital era, it only makes sense that parents...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch SublimeVideo Launches Horizon, A Customizable, Branded HTML5 Video Player For Mobile And Web
Jilion, the company behind the cloud-based HTML5 video playerSublimeVideo, is today announcing SublimeVideo Horizon, a new video application framework for video publishers and brands. This framework a...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Shopulars New App Alerts You To Nearby Deals, No Coupon Clipping Required
Shopular, a mobile shopping startup coming out of Y Combinator's Winter 2012 batch, is today formally launching its smart couponing application on both iOS and Android. Founded by two former Shopkick ...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch VeriFone Nixes Mobile POS And Square Competitor Sail, Citing Razor Thin Margins And High Attrition
A reminder today that big companies often have trouble mirroring the efforts of companies disrupting their spaces: Payment industry giant VeriFone is killing its Square competitor Sail, which just lau...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch VeriFone Nixes Mobile POS And Square Competitor Sail, Citing Razor-Thin Margins And High Attrition
A reminder today that big companies often have trouble mirroring the efforts of companies disrupting their spaces: Payment industry giant VeriFone is killing its Square competitor Sail, which just lau...
05:39 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch OpenStreetMaps Map App Maker, Skobbler, Brings ForeverMap2 To Kindle Fire; Challenges Nokia Here With Fully Featured Offline Maps
OpenStreetMaps map app maker, Skobbler is hoping to corner the map market on Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet, a space without a preinstalled Google Maps app. Skobbler's ForeverMap2 for Kindle Fire is expe...
05:29 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint Faces Cap On Clearwire Deal From SoftBank While Investors Look For More
Sprint's attempted purchase of Clearwire may have hit a snag, according to a new report from Reuters. Sprint reportedly has a hard cap on how much it can offer to buy out the beleaguered Clearwire, se...
05:21 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch ITU Director General Surprised By U.S. Dissent On New Telecoms Treaty, Says Internet And Content Issues Are Not In There
The director general of the International Telecommunication Union today spoke of his surprise and disappointment with the US, UK and other nations walking out of a vote to approve a new UN telecoms tr...
01:17 pm GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Source: Cisco Takes Secretive Role As Unnamed Silicon Valley Industry Titan In WhipTails $31M Round
According to multiple sources, Cisco has taken a secretive role as the "Unnamed Silicon Valley Titan" in a $31 million round for WhipTail, a flash storage company that also took investment from SanDis...
10:56 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Alibaba Groups Taobao Removed From Notorious Markets List By US
The US announced on Thursday that Taobao Marketplace, owned by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, has been removed from its yearly list of the world's most "notorious markets," so-called because ...
10:56 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Alibaba Groups Taobao Removed From Notorious Markets List By U.S.
The US announced on Thursday that Taobao Marketplace, owned by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, has been removed from its yearly list of the world's most "notorious markets," a distinction they...
10:08 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing Finalist 8 Securities Raises $3M, Set To Launch In Japan
Stock trading portal 8 Securities, a TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing 2011 finalist, just announced that it will launch in Japan next month. The Hong Kong-based startup hopes to tap into the Japanese market...
07:32 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Salorix Launches Amplfy 2.0 To Help Brands Find The Most Relevant Social Media Conversations
Salorix has upgraded its social media engagement platform Amplfy with what the company says is improved artificial intelligence, which help brands find the social media updates that are worth respondi...
06:49 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch As Expected, Nothing Happens At The UN (This Time, Over Internet Regulation)
The world is safe from a cataclysmic world government takeover of the Internet. As we predicted earlier this month, the United States has refused to sign a United Nations' Internet Telecommunication U...
06:45 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch China Gets The iPhone 5, But Will This Help Apples Market Share?
The iPhone 5 made its highly-anticipated arrival in China today, but despite strong pre-orders, it remains to be seen whether this will help Apple's eroding share of the world's largest smartphone mar...
05:41 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch As Google Maps Humiliates Apple, The Silver Lining Is Millions Will Finally Upgrade To iOS 6
Apple is gettingembarrassedright now as Google's new iOS Maps app shoots to the top of the charts. But there is one upside to the beatdown. After three months of holding out to avoid Apple Maps, many ...
05:01 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch UK Universities Forge Open Online Courses Alliance: FutureLearn Consortium Will Offer Uni-Branded MOOCs Starting Next Year
Twelve UK universities are pooling their resources to get into the brave new world of MOOCs. What are MOOCs? The short answer is 'massive open online courses' -- typically free, online and open to any...
04:17 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Expands Its System Status Page To Be More Comprehensive, Tracks Services, Stores And iCloud
Apple is still pretty new to the cloud computing and storage game - and sometimes itshows. The company's various iCloud services have been suffering from numerous outages lately, but thanks to the com...
03:28 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Clothing Startup Everlane Opens A Pop-Up Store In New York, Now Has 400,000 Active Members (TCTV)
Clothing startup Everlane has opened a pop-up store in New York for the holidays. We jumped on the opportunity to talk with founder and CEO Michael Preysman right in the middle of Everlane’s clo...
02:30 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Mixpanel Launches A Site For Analytics Education, With Video Lectures From YouTube, BranchOut, And Others
Analytics statup Mixpanel has launched a new page on its website that co-founder Suhail Doshi described as "TED for analytics."The goal, he said, is to help companies get a better understanding of wha...
02:29 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Eb0z, The Guy Who Claims To Have Hacked Pakistans Web (And 89,000 Other Sites)
It all started with a score that needed to be settled. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote up some news about how various, high-profile sites in Pakistan and Romania were getting defaced by hackers. I did ...
02:29 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Eboz, The Guy Who Claims To Have Hacked Pakistans Web (And 89,000 Other Sites)
It all started with a score that needed to be settled. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote up some news about how various, high-profile sites in Pakistan and Romania were getting defaced by hackers. I did ...
01:54 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch All Hail Cabs In NYC! (Soon From Smartphones)
Starting February 15th, New Yorkers will be able to hail cabs via smartphonesin Manhattan. The contentious one-year pilot program is being hailed as a win for transportation innovation, smartphone rid...
01:21 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Google For Entrepreneurs Program Partners With Korean Accelerator Kstartup
Seoul-based accelerator Kstartup just announced that it's partnering with the Google for Entrepreneurs program. In fact, according to Kstartup co-founder and partner David Lee, this is Google's first ...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Tintris Kieran Harty Brings Virtualized Storage To The Enterprise
"In the Studio" approaches the end of 2012 by welcoming the type of entrepreneur that doesn't end up in the tech blogs very often, if ever, as they're generally working on technologies that most of us...
12:57 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Mike Maples Gets On Board Blueseeds Sea Platform
I'm going to go out on a limb here, but my guess is if you went around and asked people in the startup community what they thought about Mike Maples at Floodgate, they would describe him as a sensible...
12:55 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Hardware In The Cloud: How Makers Can Help With Reshoring Efforts
A bit of writing over at Make Magazine caught my eye today and I thought I’d talk a bit about reshoring and “artisanal manufacturing,” two buzzwords that could reshape the way things...
12:46 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Apples Best Of App Store 2012 Rewards Creativity, Google; Skype And Rovio Take Top App Spots
Apple has released its annual "Best Of" feature for the iTunes and App Stores, and this year there are some apps at the top of the list that indicate Apple is interested in rewarding apps that foster ...
12:45 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Digital Memoir Maker Storytree Expands Into Photo Books With SimplePrints iOS App
Storytree, the 500 Startups-backed company originally focused on capturing and sharing family memoirs online and via mobile, is today announcing a new application called SimplePrints. Inspired by Stor...
12:26 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Lookcraft, A Fashion Startup For Sharp-Looking Men, Targets Their Girlfriends This Holiday Season
Lookcraft, a New York-based startup that ships men a collection of clothing to choose from, is targeting their girlfriends this season. The company is offering a way for users to pick out clothes for ...
12:05 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft To Shut Down Live Mesh On February 13, 2013, Asks The Few Remaining Users To Move To SkyDrive
Live Mesh, which launched in beta all the way back in 2008, once looked poised to become Microsoft's main platform for cloud storage, file syncing, and remote access. At the time, though, Microsoft's ...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, December 14, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Speeds Up Android App By Ditching HTML5 And Rebuilding It Natively Just Like The iOS Version
Facebook's HTML5 app nightmare is over. Later today it's releasing Facebook for Android 2.0, which replaces the hybrid native/webview code with an all-native infrastructure to answer years of complain...
11:57 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Friends Dont Let Friends Text And Walk: Distracted Walking Is On The Rise
In this season of mall-going and power-shopping, it behooves us to remember that texting and walking don't mix. In fact, according to a study in Injury Prevention, one in three walkers will wander int...
11:31 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Legend Max Levchin Joins Yahoo Board, Intuits Smith And Weather Channelss Kenny Leave
Max Levchin has been many things in his long year run in Silicon Valley — PayPal cofounder, Slide founder, angel investor, etc. etc. — but now he’s trying on something more tradition...
11:29 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Adds More Keyword Targeting Options And Trending Topic Matching For Promoted Tweets
Lots of bold moves coming out of Twitter before the holiday season. The latest, and most subtle, is the offering of more granular search terms for advertisers to promote tweets against in its 'Promote...
11:20 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Bill.com Opens The Data Behind The Business Transaction With A New Application Platform Powered By Open APIs
Bill.com is opening the data behind the business with a new application platform powered by open APIs for third party developers. The new platform allows developers to integrate native apps with Bill....
11:07 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Hall&Madden Wants To Disrupt Your Wardrobe With Its Custom Dress Shirt Subscriptions
It's not exactly a secret: it's never been easier to find clothes meant for your specific frame than it is today. Some ambitious companies do this by overloaded its users with choices -- What color do...
11:02 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Airbnb Aims To Get More Social With Acquisition Of Q&A Startup Localmind
Airbnb is announcing that it has acquired Localmind, a startup that allows users to post questions about specific locations, which are then answered in real time by by local experts.Airbnb has acquire...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch From The Makers Of Orchestra Comes Mailbox, The Best Email Management App Youll Ever Use
Every now and then, I get my hands on an application or a piece of technology that I can't wait to tell the rest of the world about. Something that is a joy to use, tackles a major problem in a totall...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Kleiner-Backed Stipple Lands $3M To Help Brands Turn Tweeted Photos Into Micro-Storefronts
Stipple, the startup that helps publishers and marketers monetize their images, announced this morning that it has raised $3 million in follow-on funding from Sands Capital. This bridge round follows ...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Behind The Scenes At The Crunchies, HyperCard And AppleTalk Play A Role In Putting On The Show
When you take your seat at the 2012 Crunchies Awardsnext month, (tickets on sale now!) look above the stage. You will see an acoustical canopy system made of 59 Plexiglas reflector panels controlled b...
10:29 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Jury Finds Apple Guilty Of Infringing Three Patents For Handheld Devices, Damages To Be Determined
Apple has suffered a loss in court today at the hands of a federal jury, over three patents held by MobileMedia Ideas, a patent-licensing firm owned by MPEG-LA and holding patents acquired from Sony a...
10:24 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Seeking More Daily Deal Traction, Groupon Updates Its iPad App With Nearby Feature And Support For 6 More Countries
Groupon — the daily deals site with ambitions to become the go-to platform for all local commerce — is continuing to expand its mobile offerings to meet that goal. The company today is lau...
10:19 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Brings YouTube And Google+ Closer Together With YouTube Tab, Easier Sharing Of Uploaded Videos
Google continues to integrate its Google+ social network deeper into its wide range of other products. YouTube already has an extensive Google+ integration, but now the two services are gett...
10:15 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Why Facebook, The Best Company To Work For, Doesnt Need A Union
Facebook employees don't have strong union protections, but they seem to love their company nonetheless. "[Facebook] is an amazing place. The new HQ is gorgeous and huge. You get to make whatever you ...
10:01 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Easilydo Raises $4.3M For Its Just-Launched iPhone App That Makes You More Productive On Facebook, Email, And Elsewhere
Startup Easilydo is launching a new kind of to-do list app today that, according to founder and CEO Mikael Berner, focuses on "making life simpler" and helping its users "be awesome."To make that happ...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch iPhone And iPad Continue To Reign Over Developer Interest, But Cross-Platform Apps Are Now On Everyones Mind
Apple's iPhone and iPad devices are still the most desirable platforms for developers, according to the latest Appcelerator/IDC quarterly report, grabbing 89 and 86 percent of interest respectively am...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Cross-Platform Mobile Dev Company Corona Labs Acquires Gaming Cloud Service Provider Game Minion
Palo Alto-based Corona Labs, a cross-platform mobile app development platform provider, today announced that it has acquired Dubai-based mobile game cloud services provider Game Minion, in a deal the ...
09:43 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Exec Admits To Using Apple Products, Calls iDevice Ecosystem Sticky
The MIT Technology Review sat down with Samsung's Chief Strategy Officer Young Sohn, who admitted that Apple devices are hard to beat when it comes to a connected ecosystem. In fact, the man in charge...
09:33 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Is This Europes Next Tech Hub? Live From The TechCrunch Barcelona Meetup
Today we're throwing a TechCrunch Mini Meetup in Barcelona where we will have a couple of panels from VCs and entrepreneurs, and a number of pitches from some of the city's hottest startups. Everythin...
09:02 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Smule Launches Strum, A Social Video App With Musical Filters
The latest product from music startup Smule isn't what I was expecting instead of releasing another music-centric app like Ocarina or Magic Piano, it's launching a social video app called Strum.Music...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Automattic Launches WordPress.com Enterprise For Custom Company And Brand Websites, $500 Per Site, Per Month
Automattic, the company behind the popular blog and CMS platform WordPress.com, just announced the launch of WordPress.com Enterprise, the company's latest paid service. For $500 per site per month, t...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Video Discovery Startup Showyou Updates Its iPad App With A Slick New Interface And Smart Feed For Video Recommendations
Showyou has just released a new iPad app that is designed to make it even easier for users to find content that will be interesting and relevant to them. With a number of tweaks, both in the presentat...
08:51 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Likelii Is A Database Of Booze That Bends To Your Whims
Because I am a conessueir conneseur lover of fine wines, cordials, spirits, toner, rubbing alcohol, and cooking sherry, I find myself often dealing with entrepreneurs who are focused on the selection ...
08:41 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Philadelphia Startup SnipSnap Gets More Social With Its Updated Coupon Clipping iOS App
The holidays can be a ridiculously expensive time of the year, and really, who couldn't stand a save a little more money when buying pricey geegaws for loved ones? That's where Philadelphia-based team...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Biotech Startup Transcriptic Receives $1.2M In Seed Funding Led By Google Ventures And FF Angel
Startup biotech company Transcriptic has raised $1.2 million in a seed funding round from a wide group of investors led by Google Ventures and FF Angel (Founders Fund's seed stage arm), and private in...
08:25 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal Launches Prepaid PayPal My Cash Card, Allowing Cash-Preferred Customers To Shop Online
PayPal announced today the launch of its first fully-branded cash loading card, called the PayPal My Cash Card, which will allow users to load up their PayPal accounts using cash instead of bank trans...
08:14 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Puts Instant Video On iPhone And iPod Touch, Cloud Player Music On Roku And Samsung Smart TVs
Amazon has announced a number of new platform expansions for its streaming media services today, including Cloud Player apps for Samsung Smart TVs and Roku set top boxes, as well as dedicated Amazon I...
08:11 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Wake N Shake Turns Waking Up Into A Multi-Player Game
Unless you're plagued with serious night terrors, waking up is one of the hardest parts of the day. But what if your rise and shine moment was turned into a game that let you compete against your frie...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch With $46M Now In The Bank, textPlus Looks To Go Big Abroad, Launches Cheap International Calling On Android
It's been a big year for the artist formerly known as GOGII. Back in October, the Southern California-based startup raised $18 million in series D financing from The Raine Group, Kleiner Perkins, Matr...
07:48 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch With Audiogalaxy Acquisition, Dropbox Signals Its Cloud Music Ambitions
Dropboxbroadly hinted at its future plans yesterday, with the acquisition of Audiogalaxy, a startup allowing users to store their music files and playlists in the cloud then stream them to any device....
07:38 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Bigger Is Better: Samsung Will Allegedly Slap A 6.3 Display On The Galaxy Note III
According to the Korea Times, Samsung is trying to put a 6.3-inch display in the next iteration of the Galaxy Note. The Galaxy Note II, which launched relatively recently, debuted with a 5.5-inch disp...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Last.fm Will Turn Down The Volume On Global Radio Services In January, Take Others Behind Paywall
Last.fm, an early mover in the streaming music business that has now become a hot commodity with the rise of Spotify, is scaling back some of its operations, and putting others behind a paywall, in a ...
07:14 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Adobe Lightroom 4.3 Adds Retina Support, New Lens Profiles For Apple iPhone 5 And iPhone 4S
Adobe has released the full version of Lightroom 4.3, which adds some nice new features for Mac fans and Apple aficionados. Previously, Adobe had released a beta version of the update for testing, but...
07:08 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Shocker: Google Maps Surges To Top Free App In The App Store In Just One Night
Google Maps has already flown to the number one spot in the Apple App Store after being available for one night. The app is the number one free app in the App Store, overtaking YouTube and two gamse, ...
07:01 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches New Ad Feature To Cut Down On Accidental Mobile Clicks
Google is announcing a new mobile ad feature today, one that the company says should alleviate the "fat finger" issue, where you accidentally tap on a banner ad on your phone. That's annoying for the ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch BrainNook For iPad Makes Learning Language & Math As Fun As Club Penguin
BrainNook, a social, educational gaming site for children grades 1 through 5, is today expanding to the iPad with the debut of the first in a series of apps from the company. These apps will focus on ...
06:27 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Patents Intelligent Call Waiting With Custom Hold Options And Celeb-Spotting Facial Recognition
Two new patent applications published by the USPTO today describe a couple of pieces of tech that both help make mobile devices smarter, albeit in very different ways. The first is a facial recognitio...
06:21 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch With DoJ Suit Still In Play, Apple And Four Big Publishers Settle Price Fixing Probe In Europe
Good news for Amazon, and for consumers on the lookout for bargain prices for e-books in Europe. Apple, along with the publishersSimon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Hachette and Holtzbrinck (Macmill...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint Looks To Buy Out Remainder Of Clearwire For Around $2.1B
Earlier, it was rumored that Sprint was considering a buy-out of the remaining 48 percent of Clearwire shares it didn't own, after the pending Softbank investment in its company promised to deliver it...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch With An IPO On Its Radar, Lending Club Adds Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers To Its Heavyweight Board
Today, Larry Summers became the latest prominent name to endorse Lending Club -- the fast-growing peer-to-peer lending company that aims to connect creditworthy borrowers with smart investors -- as th...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch SpotHero Raises $2.5M From Battery, Lightbank To Help You Reserve Parking In Garages
Parking garage reservation startup SpotHero has raised $2.5 Million in funding led by Battery Ventures with 500 Startups, David Cohens Bullet Time, e.Ventures, OCA Ventures, New World Ventures, Lightb...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch U.S. Federal Agency That Switched From BlackBerrys To iPhones Has A Rethink: Plans To Test BB10 Devices Next Year
Some good news for embattled smartphone maker RIM: the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has said it plans to test BlackBerry 10 devices next year. ICE had previously announced it ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch PayPal Tests Partnership With Gifting App Wrapp To Add Mobile Payments Users In Sweden
PayPal is testing a new partnership with Wrapp, a social gifting service as a way to gain new users in Sweden. As we've reported in the past, Wrapp lets friends give, receive and redeem digital gift c...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Khosla Ventures Retains Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates As Advisors To Help Portfolio Companies Navigate International Issues
Khosla Ventures is announcing a strategic relationship with RiceHadleyGates LLC, a consulting firm started by Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. R...
04:21 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Says Class Action Lawsuit Over Windows Phone Is Now Dismissed, No Compensation Paid
Nokia may be struggling to reach a critical mass of users to adopt its Windows Phones instead of Android or iPhone devices, but today it got a little light relief in its bigger battle: it's had a clas...
04:03 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch BBC Reaches 1M Downloads Of Its iPlayer Radio iOS App; Android Coming In 2013
Some music to the BBC's ears: the UK broadcasting giant today said that it has passed the 1-million-download mark for its iOS iPlayer Radio app -- launched two months ago as part of the corporation's ...
03:38 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Research: UK Smartphone Penetration Hits 58%, Tablets At 19%. Brits A Nation Of Online Shoppers: 1,000+ Now Spent Online Per Year
Research by Ofcom suggests the U.K. leads international markets for mobile device adoption and usage, driven by mobile social networking. Internet shopping on mobiles is also on the rise, while the U....
03:03 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Extends Magazines To The UK Google Play Store; Next Stop Europe?
A little sweetening of the deal for would-be Android holiday tablet and smartphone and buyers in one part of the world: today Google announced that it is expanding its Magazines section of Google Play...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch As Seen On TV: Virtual Fitting Room Metail Gets Dressed Up For ITVs This Morning
Metail, the virtual fitting room startup, has scored somewhat of a coup. Kicking off today, it's partnering with the UK television broadcaster ITV as part of a fashion segment on the channel's day tim...
01:40 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch European Square iZettle Expands To Spain, Taking Total Markets To Seven
The mobile payments landgrab is on in Europe. Today, iZettle announced that it is now open for business in Spain, taking its total number of markets to seven. The company, which has received $46.7 mil...
01:39 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch U.K.s First 4G Network To Expand To 17 More Towns By March 2013; Carrier EE Also Upgrading 3G To Fastest Variant: DC-HSPA
EE, the carrier behind the U.K.'s first 4G network, 4GEE, has announced its rollout will expand to 17 more towns by March 2013. It will also increase the network density in metropolitan areas already ...
01:01 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Cabulous Rebrands As Flywheel, Plans Major Marketing Push To Bring E-Hail To Cabs Across The US
Mobile transportation startup Cabulous launched in 2010 with plans to bring Uber-like e-hailing to taxi fleets throughout the country. And while it's been fairly successful in getting cabs signed up a...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide Review: Gollas Carter Sling Camera Bag
My first encounter with Golla bags happened at the Mobile World Congress in 2012. Their vibrant display at the event was hard to ignore. Even now, it's hard to ignore the breadth of designs and option...
11:38 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch New Voxeet Mobile Apps Offer Stereo HD Sound For Conference Calls With No Audio Bridge
Voxeet has new apps for the iPhone and the Android that provide stereo HD sound for conference calls without any audio bridge.I had a demo last week and I was definitely impressed. My Android HTC Sens...
11:33 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Kindle Might Finally Arrive In China Following iOS And Android App Launches
The long-anticipated release of Kindle devices in China may finally become a reality. On Wednesday, the Kindle iPhone and iPad apps launched in the Chinese App Store; the Android version is also avail...
10:58 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Content Curation Startup, Scoop.it, Rolls Out Big New Redesign To Help Businesses & Pros Increase Their Visibility Online
Scoop.it launched last November to give anyone and everyone the ability to create their own digital magazines -- to aggregate and distribute content from across ye olde Internets according to their pa...
10:23 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Michael Dell: 64,000 Servers From Number One Position Worldwide And An Official Commitment To OpenStack
Michael Dell said on stage at the Dell World keynote today that Dell is number one in market share for servers in North America and Asia and 64,000 servers from the number one spot worldwide. Dell did...
09:34 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Dan Frommer Is Launching A Startup. Its A Mobile Travel Guide. And Its Not Called Frommers.
The illustrious Dan Frommer, a tech writer and editor, formerly of SplatF, Business Insider and ReadWriteWeb fame, is launching a travel startup this evening. And no it is not called Frommer's because...
09:16 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Makes SDK Available For Its Native iOS Maps App So That Developers Can Bypass Apples
To go along with its brand new, built-from-scratch iOS Maps app, Google has released a new SDK which will allow developers to utilize its service within their own apps. The key is that the SDK allows ...
09:16 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches Native Maps For iOS, And Heres The Deep Dive On Navigation, Info Sheets And More
As we hinted at time and time again, Google has released its native Maps app for iOS…before Christmas. The timing couldn’t come soon enough, as many people have become frustrated with the ...
08:36 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch After Going Dark For The Second Time In Two Weeks, Tumblr Is Gradually Coming Back Online
We reported earlier this evening that popular blogging engine, Tumblr, was suffering from another outage, as users across the country were reporting slow loading, intermittent errors on pages and tota...
08:22 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch biNu Partners With US State Dept. To Distribute English-Language Learning Materials
The US Department of State and mobile startup biNu just announced that they're working together in a public-private partnership.It's not, perhaps, the most obvious partnership, but biNu says that its ...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Content Curation Startup, Scoop.it, Rolls Out Big New Redesign To Help Businesses & Pros Increase Their Visibility Online
Scoop.it launched last November to give anyone and everyone the ability to create their own digital magazines -- to aggregate and distribute content from across ye olde Internets according to their pa...
07:53 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter Testing New Video-Centric Leanback Mode
I was poking around Kickstarter yesterday when I was hit with a big black screen telling me that I was about to experience a "brand new, super secret, full-screen internet party" in other words, I wa...
07:29 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Who Is This? (Sprint + Google Voice Is Hopeless)
You can’t say I didn’t give it an honest try. It was over a year ago now that I tried switching from an Android phone to the iPhone. The main reason I had waited so long was my tether to G...
06:54 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch An Apple-Foursquare Hookup Could Mean The End Of Yelp Reviews In iOS
Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue sent an interesting 31st tweet today. It's a Foursquare check-in at Apple's HQ, indicating that Cue is trying out the service at work. Moreover, Fo...
06:02 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Disney Mobile Plans Big Holiday Push With Three New Games: Monsters Inc. Run, Nemos Reef, And Wheres My Holiday?
Disney Mobile, the maker of Where's My Water? (plus a bunch of games tied to Disney films), has some big plans for the next couple of weeks, with four updates to existing games and the launch three ne...
05:20 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch After Last Weeks Worm, Tumblr Goes Dark Again; Company Says Outage Is Intentional To Resolve Network Issue
As you may have heard by now, this afternoon, many users have reported being unable to access their favorite mixed media blogging platform, Tumblr. The company confirmed this afternoon that this is no...
04:46 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch More Than Privacy Controls, Facebook Needs Our Trust To Keep Growing
If you don't trust Facebook, you might keep an account, but you won't share as much. So Facebook is aiming to educate users about privacyin hopes they'll keep doubling the amount they share each year ...
04:17 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch President Bill Clinton at Dell World: We Need To Get Into The Tomorrow Business
At Dell World in Austin, Texas, today, President Bill Clinton delivered a keynote address discussing the importance of collaboration and how society needs to get into the tomorrow business.Silicon Val...
04:12 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Mac Users Rejoice: An Actual Shipping Thunderbolt Docking Station Goes On Sale Tomorrow
After a lengthy delay, there will finally be a Thunderbolt expansion dock ready for actual purchase tomorrow, according to MacRumors. The Matrox DS1, first unveiled back in June and then updated in Se...
04:02 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Kickstarter: Take High-Definition, 360-Degree Video With The Sphericam Camera Ball
A few years ago in Prague I met a guy named Jeffrey Martin who is one of the world's best panoramic photographers. At that time he had a bunch of weird hardware that took mostly panoramic photos but h...
03:43 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Canopy Labs Raises $1.5M To Make Customer Analytics More Accessible
Canopy Labs, a Y Combinator-incubated startup promising to help mid-sized businesses identify their most valuable customers, has raised $1.5 million in its first round of venture funding.Co-founder an...
03:19 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Ten One Design Pogo Connect iPad Stylus
The number of options out there for iPad stylii at this point is almost crazy. But Ten One Design has always made solid ones, and the Pogo Connect also adds pressure sensitivity via Bluetooth 4.0. It'...
02:51 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Mozilla Launches Its Latest GameOn Competition, Wants You To Reimagine The Web As The Console
Mozilla just announced the launch of its GameOn competition for web-based games built on top of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other open web technologies like WebGL and WebRTC. Developers can submit thei...
01:54 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Fear Not, Those Without Access To Other Avenues For Internet Porn, Google Is Not Really Censoring Results
Be brave, heroes, for the hour is at hand: Google, in their wisdom, is now filtering - or selectively showing - hardcore porn with a bit heavier hand. This means looking up "boobs" on Google brings fa...
01:54 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Fear Not, Those Without Access To Other Avenues To Internet Porn, Google Is Not Really Censoring Results
Be brave, heroes, for the hour is at hand: Google, in their wisdom, is now filtering - or selectively showing - hardcore porn with a bit heavier hand. This means looking up "boobs" on Google brings fa...
01:52 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Cloudera CEO Mike Olson: By December 31st, Airbnb Will Be Filling More Room Nights Than Hilton Hotels
Quoting Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, Mike Olson told the crowd that, by the end of this year (December 31st), the company will be filling more room nights than Hilton Hotels. For those unfamiliar, Hilton ...
01:52 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch CEO Brian Chesky Says Airbnb Will Be Filling More Room Nights Than All Hilton Hotels By The End Of 2012
Quoting Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, Mike Olson told the crowd that, by the end of this year (December 31st), the company will be filling more room nights than Hilton Hotels. For those unfamiliar, Hilton ...
01:18 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch I Love The Smell Of Sepia Tone In The Morning
In three short weeks it will be 2013. Someone may want to send a fax to Flickr and Twitter to let them know.Over the past couple of days, both of these services have pulled a move straight out of 2010...
01:05 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Soundtrackings New Twitter Cards Music Integration Lets You Hear Photos Within Tweets
While Instagram has pulled its photos out of the Twitter stream, tweets from Soundtracking now stream music in-line. The music moment-sharing app joins a small club including YouTube, Rdio, Official.f...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Google Revamps Its Currents Mobile Newsreader App To Make It Smarter And More Scannable
Google just launched an update to Google Currents, the company's Flipboard competitor, that makes it easier to scan through categories and editions from Google publisher partners like The Guardian and...
12:20 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Vs. Nook HD+
Short of an iPad, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Nook HD+ are about as good as it gets in the 10-inch media tablet space, so we thought it only fitting to Fly or Die these bad boys side-by-side. Thou...
12:15 am GMT - Thu, December 13, 2012
Techcrunch He Who Controls The Mobile Photos, Controls The Universe
A funny, and somewhat unexpected thing happened today. Yahoo!, now with Marissa Mayer at the helm, decided that it was time to bring an all new experience to the world when it comes to photo sharing a...
11:45 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Googles New Data Highlighter Lets You Add Structured Data To Your Sites Without Touching Any Code
Google wants website owners to add as much structured data to their sites as possible in order to improve its search results and Knowledge Graph boxes with rich snippets like event listings, reviews a...
11:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Gift Card App Gyft Arrives On Android
Good things come in threes. Today, a third TechCrunch Disrupt alumni - in this case,Gyft - is launching on Android. Its debut follows news from earlier this morning which saw two other former particip...
11:23 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch FreedomPop Debuts In-Home Wireless Broadband With 1GB Free, Sees Nearly 50% Paid Conversions On Mobile
FreedomPop, the wireless broadband company that started out offering free mobile data plans with 500MB of bandwidth for free, today began offering its Hub Burst modem for pre-order with an early 2013 ...
11:08 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Ping.it Launches Noise-Less Social Platform For Sharing Web Links In A More Targeted But Still Sociable Way
Ping.it, a Norwegian startup that wants to cut down on social networking noise by building a more controlled sharing platform -- described as a cross between email and social networking -- has launche...
10:23 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Android-Based Siri Alternative Maluuba Gets Into Online Shopping, Partners With Best Buy And Walmart
TechCrunch Disrupt alumni Maluuba is launching the latest version of its Siri-like Android appin the Google Play storetoday. The major new feature in this latest release is the addition of shopping-re...
10:07 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch General Catalyst Backs Roughdraft.VC To Fund Student-Run Startups And Ideas In Boston
There's no shortage of college student who have startup ideas and want to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into a reality. But getting the money, even if it is a few hundred dollars to set up servers...
10:02 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Sources: SnapChat Raising North Of $10M At Around $70M Valuation, Led By Benchmarks Mitch Lasky
We now have a foil for all the young consumer startups trying to raise their first venture rounds. Snapchat, an increasingly popular mobile app that auto-deletes photos shortly after viewing, is about...
09:54 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Following Walmarts Lead, Amazon Adds Facebook-Enabled Gift Suggestions
Amazon today announced a new feature called Friends and Family Gifting, aimed at helping customers better organize their gift lists and gift ideas for others, generate Facebook-enabled gift suggestion...
09:54 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Following Walmart.coms Lead, Amazon Adds Facebook-Enabled Gift Suggestions
Amazon today announced a new feature called Friends and Family Gifting, aimed at helping customers better organize their gift lists and gift ideas for others, generate Facebook-enabled gift suggestion...
09:42 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch After Cashing Out Of Seesmic, Loic LeMeur Sells Majority Stake In LeWeb Conference Biz To ReedMidem
Here's a crash-bang follow up to last week's LeWeb tech conference in Paris. Today, the trade event giant Reed Exhibitions announced that it has bought a majority stake in the franchise from Loic and ...
09:29 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch MasterCard Backs And Partners With Mobile Wallet Infrastructure Platform C-SAM
MasterCard has announced an investment in and partnership with mobile wallet and transactions platform provider C-SAM. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed....
09:20 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Disrupt Alum Vocre Finally Brings Its Voice Translation App To Android
If there was ever an issue that the folks behind the (Disrupt audience choice winning) mobile translation app Vocre needed to address, it's that Vocre has only ever been available for iOS users. Fortu...
09:08 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Grabs 84% Of Mobile PC Shipments For Q2 2012, Tablet Market Predicted To Remain Strong In 2013
Apple was responsible for an impressive 84 percent of total mobile PC shipments in Q2 2012, owing primarily to the success of its iPad line, according to a new report from supply chain analysis firm N...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Crowdtilt Launches Crowdfunding API To Give Developers Easy Access To Group Payments & Social Fundraising
Since launching in February, Y Combinator grad Crowdtilt has been on a mission to become the easiest way for friends and groups of people to raise money for any cause. Last month, the group-funding pl...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Vivino Raises $1M From Creandum For Mobile Wine Cellar
Vivino,a mobile wine app that allows users to keep track of wines they drink, rate them for future reference, and share their favorites with others, has raised $1 million in Series A financing from Cr...
08:51 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Zeitgeist Reveals Whitney Houston As Tops Search Of 2012; iPad 3, SOPA, Hurricane Sandy & More Among Top Trends
Bing and Yahoo may have already released their respective looks back on the top searches of 2012, but let's be honest here - Google's 2012Zeitgeist is the one we've been waiting for. Now in itstwelfth...
08:51 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Zeitgeist Reveals Whitney Houston As Top Search Of 2012; iPad 3, SOPA, Hurricane Sandy & More Among Top Trends
Bing and Yahoo may have already released their respective looks back on the top searches of 2012, but let's be honest here - Google's 2012Zeitgeist is the one we've been waiting for. Now in itstwelfth...
08:51 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Zeitgeist Reveals Whitney Houston As Top Search Trend Of 2012; iPad 3, SOPA, Hurricane Sandy & More Among Top Trends
Bing and Yahoo may have already released their respective looks back on the top searches of 2012, but let's be honest here - Google's 2012Zeitgeist is the one we've been waiting for. Now in itstwelfth...
08:51 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Location Discovery App Spindles New Alerts Anticipates Questions Before Theyre Asked
iOS app Spindle just launched Spindle Alerts, which provides customized and timely alerts about events and special deals at each user's favorite places. Co-founder Pat Kinsel told me Spindle Alerts se...
08:08 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Pew: Social Networking Most Popular In The UK, And Despite The Smartphone App Boom, Voice Calls Remain King
The Pew Center has been running a long-term study on U.S. consumer habits on the Internet and other digital media (you can read about past findingshere); today it's releasing a new set of data that lo...
07:57 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Video Discovery Startup Plizy Raises $4M Series A From Atlas Venture To Expand Audience, Bulk Up Its iOS, Android Apps
Video discovery startup Plizy -- which last month relaunched its iPad app and website with a new look and a mission to become a "media center in the cloud" -- has announced it's raised a $4 million Se...
07:57 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Video Discovery Startup Plizy Raises $4M Series A From Atlas Venture To Expand Audience, Build Android, iPhone Apps
Video discovery startup Plizy -- which last month relaunched its iPad app and website with a new look and a mission to become a "media center in the cloud" -- has announced it's raised a $4 million Se...
07:53 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch RadiumOne Pays Startups To Cookie Their Users For Hashtag Ad Retargeting
Startups in need of a business model don't have to drop more ads in their apps. Instead they can drop cookies on anyone who posts or views a hashtag, and get a revenue share from RadiumOne who retarge...
07:41 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Web Music Playlist Maker Musicplayr Launches iOS Application
Following its500,000 seed round this fall, Berlin-based music startupMusicplayr, which acts something like a playlist of tracks you build from various cloud services, is available as an iOS applicatio...
07:38 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch OpenArch Adds A Digital Layer To The Average Room
Creating a workable Minority Report-like screen isn't very hard but what about an entire room or building that responds to touch, voice, and movement? Now that's hard. That, however, is the goal of Op...
07:35 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Reportedly Testing TV Set Designs, Which Should Surprise Exactly No One
The WSJ reports this morning that Apple is testing out Apple TV set (as opposed to set-top box) designs, though that testing remains "early stage." Apple is specifically working on high-res TVs accord...
07:12 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Remembers 2012 By Giving Users Their Own Year In Review On Timelines
Today Facebook posted its Year In Review for 2012, chronicling the most important and popular events, songs, movies, figures, technology, and locations of the past year. Most of what you see there is ...
07:06 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Forget That Lame Teaser: RIMs L-Series BlackBerry 10 Phone Gets Captured On Video (Again)
RIM posted a mostly toothless smartphone teaser to its BlackBerry 10 landing page earlier this week, but really, what BlackBerry fan could be appeased by that? Thankfully, the folks at Tinhte.vn (the ...
07:02 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Olive Goes The Crowdfunding Route With Its Open Platform, All-In-One Home Music Player
Olive, a well established San Francisco-based audio company that makes high-end digital home audio systems, today took the somewhat unusual route of launching its latest product on crowdfunding platfo...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Gaming Network Applifier Raises $4M Led By Finlands Lifeline Ventures
Applifier, which just launched a new platform for gamers to share replays of their best gaming moments, raised a Series B round of funding led by Finland’s Lifeline Ventures. The $4 million roun...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch CloudVelocity Launches With $5M From Mayfield To Bring The Hybrid Cloud To The Enterprise
CloudVelocity, a new startup emerging from stealth that develops hybrid cloud automation platform, has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Mayfield Fund....
06:52 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Citys Hottest Startups To Compete At The TechCrunch Barcelona Meetup
Tomorrow we'll throw a TechCrunch Mini Meetup in Barcelona, one of the most internationally-minded cities in Europe. Below you'll find out schedule, agenda and here you can grab a free ticket to the p...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch British Government Boards The P2P Lending Train: Plans To Loan 30M Through Funding Circle, Zopa
Despite bailing them out (and practically owning some of them), the UK government seems unable to force high street banks to begin lending to small businesses again and this is causing a big problem f...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile-Controlled Camera Stand Swivl Returns, With Two New Products On Kickstarter
Around this time last year, the Swivl iPhone dock launched, allowing users to record videos of themselves with a motion-tracking camera stand. The device, which was created by a startup called Satarii...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Movie Purchasing And Renting Come To 42 New iTunes Country Stores As Apple Presses Its Media Advantage
Apple has opened up movie purchase and rental options in a number of stores today, including a large number of countries in the EMEA region, as well as in Asia and Latin America. The new movie availab...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Movie Purchasing And Renting Come To 42 New Regional iTunes Stores As Apple Presses Its Media Advantage
Apple has opened up movie purchase and rental options in a number of stores today, including a large number of countries in the EMEA region, as well as in Asia and Latin America. The new movie availab...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo! Makes Its Second Major Upgrade In Two Days: Flickr For iOS Overhauled, Major Update For Web
Flickr was one of the products that people spoke loudly about saving when Marissa Mayer was named Yahoo’s CEO. What’s left of the passionate photo community have been waiting for innovatio...
05:35 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Expect Labs Taps Nuances Voice Recognition Tech In A Bid For Better Conversation Analysis
San Francisco-based Expect Labs has been keeping awfully quiet since it announced that it raised $2.4 million in funding from Google Ventures and Greylock Partners back in October, but that silent str...
05:29 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Koozoo Raises $2.5M Seed Round Led By NEA And Tugboat To Cover The World With 24-Hour Mobile Video
San Francisco-based Koozoo today announced a seed funding round of $2.5 million, led by New Enterprise Associates and Tugboat Ventures. The round also includes Salesforce co-founder Dave Moellenhoff a...
05:12 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch The Android Ecosystem Is Two-Faced: YotaPhone Has LCD On One Side, Electronic Paper Display On The Other
Fragmentation in the Android ecosystem can be a nightmare for developers-- but despite all the variations between devices and operating system versions, it can remain a struggle for handset makers to ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Costanoa Venture Capital: A $100M Fund For Startups That Develop Cloud Services For Business And Consumer Markets
Sutter Hill VenturesGreg Sands has launched a $100 million fund to invest in early stage, cloud services for businesses and consumers that leverage data and analytics....
04:11 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Pope Takes First Cautious Step On Twitter Sends Hello World Tweet (From An iPad)
The Pope has sent his first ever tweet, after joining the social network earlier this month. The tweet references the connectedness offered by social media -- noting that he is "pleased to get in touc...
03:39 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch UK Startup Loccit Sells 8,000 Facebook Memory Books In 48hrs, Wants To Turn Your Digital Media Footprint Into Physical Stuff
There's a cottage industry of startups that want to sell your social networking content back to you in a new form. Loccit, a UK-based ecommerce startup is the latest example. And its latest product --...
03:39 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch UK Startup Loccit Sells 8k Facebook Memory Books In 48 Hours, Wants To Turn Your Digital Media Footprint Into Physical Stuff
There's a cottage industry of startups that want to sell your social networking content back to you in a new form. Loccit, a UK-based ecommerce startup is the latest example. And its latest product --...
02:04 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Samwers Rocket Internet Picks Up Its First Luxury Goods Investor: PPR Puts $13M Into Lamoda And Dafitis Holding Company
Another new chapter is opening up for Rocket Internet, the incubator started and run by the Samwer Brothers in Germany. The company is today announcing that PPR,luxury and sport & lifestyle group,...
01:21 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch GlassesDirect Owner Prescription Eyewear Raises $19.3M, Uses The Bulk To Buy LensOn
Some "focus" and consolidation afoot in the world of online eyewear sales. Prescription Eyewear, the parent company of GlassesDirect.com, high-end myOptique.com and SunglassesShop.com, has acquired Le...
01:21 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch With A Focus On Growth, GlassesDirect Owner Prescription Eyewear Raises $19.3M, Uses The Bulk To Buy Contact Lens Specialist LensOn
Some "focus" and consolidation afoot in the world of online eyewear sales. Prescription Eyewear, the parent company of GlassesDirect.com, high-end myOptique.com and SunglassesShop.com, has acquired Le...
01:12 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Food Discovery App Burpple Savors $500K In Seed Funding
Burpple, a mobile app that seeks to connect food lovers around the world, today announced that it has received $500,000 in seed funding from Neoteny Labs and QuestVC. The Singapore-based company was a...
12:56 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch ZenDeals Launches With $1M+ From Eric Schmidt, Facebook & Zynga Execs To Bring Transparency To Digital Coupons
Everyone loves a coupon, especially around the holidays. As one would expect, over the last few years, the growth of eCommerce and the growing penetration of mobile devices has led to staggering growt...
12:37 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Youve Got 30,000 Days To Live Reverse Engineer Your Life To Make Them Count
New Zealands Sir Ray Avery has a simple method for getting the most out of his life. The 65-year old Kiwi scientist and inventor accomplishes what he does by keeping tabs on the days he has left to li...
12:13 pm GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch With Nearly 7M Reviews Of 100K Sites, Trustpilot Raises $13M From Index And More To Build Out A Yelp For The World Of E-Commerce
Trustpilot, the online customer reviews service with nearly 7 million reviews on its platform covering 100,000 merchants to date -- and a partner in Google's Adwords business --is today announcing ano...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Moxie Software Taps The Facebook Social Graph To Connect Brands With Customers When The Time Is Right
Moxie Softwarehas announced the ability for customers to tap into the Facebook social graph to determine the best time to engage with people on a brand's Facebook page. Moxie is a knowledge engine tha...
10:33 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Another $50M Richer, 23andMe Drops Its Price To $99 Permanently. But Will The Average Dude Buy In?
Genetics service 23andMe announcedsome new cash in the banktodaywith a $50 million raise from Yuri Milner, 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki, Google's Sergey Brin (who also happens to be Wojcicki's husband), ...
10:19 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Founders Fund Partner Bruce Gibney Has Left The Firm
Bruce Gibney, the Founders Fund partner who criss-crossed the country raising its fourth fund of $625 million, has left the firm, multiple industry sources confirm. Details of why he departed are unav...
10:01 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Jibe Mobile Raises $8.3M To Grow Its Cloud-Based App Developer Platform Wants To Teach Carriers How To Win In An All-IP World
Cloud-based global comms provider Jibe Mobile has closed an $8.3m funding round from investors including Vodafone Ventures, the VC arm of the telco, and Japanese mobile content provider MTI, plus othe...
09:12 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Google Shuts Down Its Shopping Service in China
Google just announced it is shutting down its Google Shopping China service. The Web site is still online, but Google confirmed its closure in a post on its China blog (link via Google Translate). ...
07:25 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Mobile Now Available In Arabic And Farsi
Twitter just announced that its mobile Web site is now available in Arabic and Farsi. The main Twitter site has been available in those two languages, as well as Hebrew and Urdu, since March (which al...
06:52 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Zyngas Exclusivity Deal With Facebook Is Done, But Its SVP Says Friends Arent Everything
You're a poker shark. Your friends aren't. If you play with them you'll just crush them and it won't be any fun. That's why Zynga's SVP of mobile Travis Boatman seems unphased by the end of the game g...
06:06 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Checkthis Updates Its Social Posters: Share Visually Compelling Content Without Setting Up A Blog
Checkthis received a major update today, making it more than ever a visual complement to the text-only updates on social networks. The service enables users to create compelling posters and share them...
04:51 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Report Finds iPad Mini And 4th Gen iPad Each Took 2% Of Apple Tablet Market Share In November
The iPad mini and the 4th generation iPad each accounted for just two percent of overall iPad traffic during their first month of availability according to mobile analytics firm Localytics. Both were ...
04:51 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Report Finds iPad Mini And 4th-Gen iPad Each Took 2% Of Apple Tablet Market Share In November
The iPad mini and the 4th generation iPad each accounted for just two percent of overall iPad traffic during their first month of availability according to mobile analytics firm Localytics. Both were ...
02:39 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch WordPress 3.5 Elvin Launches With A Completely New Media Manager, Retina Support, Responsive Default Theme
WordPress just launched version 3.5 of its self-hosted blogging and CMS platform. This new version, called "Elvin" in honor of drummer Elvin Jones, mostly changes how WordPress users interact with ima...
01:43 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Grokr Debuts A Google Now For iOS Users
Grokr, a mobile startup backed by $4.2 million in funding from NEA, U.S. Ventures, Triple Point, and Lerer Ventures, is today announcing a new mobile application for iOS that aims to rethink how searc...
01:37 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Sprint Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Remaining 49 Percent Of Clearwire, Along With Spectrum Rights
Sprint is said to be in talks to gobble up the remaining 49 percent of Clearwire it doesn't already own, according to new reports from CNBC and the Wall Street Journal. The deal is meant to sort out i...
01:29 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Hardware Hackers, Unite: TechCrunch Is Headed To CES And We Want To Talk To You
As you'll recall, every year TechCrunch rolls out to Las Vegas for a CES livestream to beat all others. This year, in addition to our standard CE coverage, we'd love to get loads of hardware startups ...
01:20 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Will Implement Changes And Eliminate Policy Voting But Explore Alternative Governance
Facebook just announced the official, audited results of its final site governance vote. Though it will remove voting from its governance structure, it plans to "implement new, innovative and effectiv...
01:16 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Mozilla Launches Firefox OS Simulator 1.0, Brings Per-Windows Private Browsing To Firefox Nightly
It's a busy day for Mozilla today. The company just announced that its Firefox OS Simulator, which it officially launched just three weeks ago, is now stable enough for a formal 1.0 launch....
01:16 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Mozilla Launches Firefox OS Simulator 1.0, Brings Per-Window Private Browsing To Firefox Nightly
It's a busy day for Mozilla. The company just announced that its Firefox OS Simulator, which it officially launched three weeks ago, is now stable enough for a formal 1.0 launch....
01:02 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch With Custom Art Startup JuicyCanvas, You Add A Personal Touch To Paintings Before You Buy Them
Startup JuicyCanvas has launched a new service for buying custom art.The experience is pretty straightforward. You go to the JuicyCanvas site and choose a piece of art that you like. Then you can twea...
12:57 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch This Sunday Was The Biggest Mobile Shopping Day For eBay, PayPal Mobile Payments Up 221 Percent
eBay and PayPal continue to see record mobile sales during the holiday shopping season. Last week, the e-commerce company released data that showed that non-holiday days were posting massive gains, w...
12:46 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Twitters Native App For iOS Updated With Image Filters, Auto-Enhance, Cropping And Scaling
Twitter's iOS native app initially got left out of the update party that brought Instagram-style filters powered by Aviary into the mix, but that omission has just been fixed. The 5.2 update for Twitt...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Google News Gets An Updated Look On Tablets, Support For Gestures
Google just announcedthat it is updating the design of theGoogle Newsreading experience on tablets, including the Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and iPad. The new design, says Google, will make the service feel "e...
12:07 am GMT - Wed, December 12, 2012
Techcrunch Kazakhstan Beats Alabama On Science Tests. Massachusetts Bests Japan. Global Comparisons Are Silly
One of America's worst performing education systems, Alabama schools, got beat on International science tests by the humble eastern European republic of Kazakhstan, and only narrowly outperformed Iran...
11:29 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Burst
I use my phone far more than I use a computer these days. If youre not already, soon, youll be doing the same. Yes, a huge part of this is that its a device that is always with you. But recently, ther...
11:21 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Verizon Lists The Samsung Galaxy Camera For $549 Starting December 13
Verizon just added theSamsung Galaxy Camera to its lineup of connected devices for this holiday season, available online starting December 13. The red carrier is charging $549.99 and the device comes ...
11:20 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch The New York Times Relaunches On Android With Support For More Tablet Sizes, New Text-To-Speech Feature
The New York Times this afternoon relaunched its Android application, with an improved, more responsive design, and added support for text-to-speech functionality, allowing readers to listen to the Ti...
11:05 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Kleiner Perkins Megan Quinn Answers Your Questions
This week's Ask A VC is putting Kleiner Perkins' Megan Quinn in the hot seat. As you may remember, the show helps you get to know some of the investors behind the companies we write about on a daily b...
10:51 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Bing Gives Its Social Sidebar A More Streamlined Look
Bing's social sidebar, which displays relevant results from friends and experts on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare,is one of the defining features of Microsoft's search engine. T...
10:17 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch NatureBox Lands $2M From General Catalyst, Redpoint To Go Big With Its Birchbox For Healthy Foods
Earlier today, after nearly a year in development, Omada Health launched to bring diabetes prevention online in an effort to help fight obesity in the U.S. NatureBox wants to do its part, too, and is ...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Judicata Raises $2M From Peter Thiel, Keith Rabois And Others To Give Lawyers Better Research And Analytics Tools
Legal startup Judicata today announced a $2 million investment round from Peter Thiel, David Lee, Keith Rabois and Box founders Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith. The company wants to build better research ...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch TechStars Seattle Startup Sandglaz Raises $500K For Flexible Task-Management Service
TechStars Seattle startup Sandglaz has raised a $500,000 seed round from private investors for its task-management service, which combines the practices of Agile development methodologies with traditi...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch PercyVites Are Personalized Video Invitations For Your Kids Birthday, Starring Their Favorite Cartoon Character
Back at our TC Meetup in Toronto, we stumbled upon a new startup that's looking to change the way you handle your kid's birthday. PercyVites, which launches publicly today, lets you send personalized ...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch ZenPayroll Launches Cloud-Based Payroll Service With $6.1M In Seed Funding From CEOs At Yammer, Box, Yelp And Dropbox
Y Combinator company ZenPayroll launched its cloud-based payroll service today with $6.1 million in seed funding from Google Ventures and investments from the CEOs at Yammer, Box, Yelp and Dropbox. ...
09:58 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch DIY: Make Your Own Solar-Powered Raspberry Pi FTP Server
In the pantheon of geek projects there are few things as potent as the creation of an FTP server. Rather than doing cool stuff like serving up web pages or handling phone calls, an FTP server just sit...
09:55 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch With Over 400,000 Users, Social Media Manager Buffer Gets A Refresh On Web & Mobile, Moves Away From Being A Destination Site
Buffer, the social media manager allowing you schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, is today launching a redesign of its service on both web and mobile. The updates, six months in developm...
09:49 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch LaunchGram Adds TV Shows To Their Alerts Service
LaunchGram is an alert service that allows consumers to subscribe to news about imminently launching products. After doing so, they receive email alerts and breaking news about those products.We first...
09:49 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Sitting At Number 3, Yahoo! Says Speed Enhancements For Mail Saves Users Over 36M Minutes A Day
Oh, Yahoo! Mail. It’s one of those products that many of us used at one point, and it either stuck or didn’t. For a lot of users it did stick, as it currently sits at the #3 mail product o...
09:27 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Access4Kids Helps Disabled Kids Rock Out On Their Tablets
Here's a bit of heart-warming tech on a fine Tuesday morning. It's called Access4Kids and it's a device that lets you control a tablet with gross motor movements. Rather than tapping on a screen, you ...
09:21 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Rovio Grabs A Producer And Says It Will Finance The Upcoming Angry Birds Film Itself
A feature-length Angry Birds film is making baby steps forward. The game’s maker Rovio acknowledged that it will be producing and financing the film itself and that it picked up another producer...
09:16 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Patents Intelligent Caller ID That Turns Inbound Communication Into A Contextual Trip Down Memory Lane
Apple has been granted a new patent today (spotted by AppleInsider), called "Image selection for an incoming call" which describes a system for dynamically choosing an image to display for inbound cal...
09:02 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Roughly 20 Percent Of Pinterests Top 10 Users Followers Were Spammers And Fake Accounts
Last week, Pinterest began curtailing the number of spammers and fake accounts on its system, in an effort to clear its platform off unwanted elements. At the time, the company noted that this latest ...
09:02 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Report: Roughly 20 Percent Of Pinterests Top 10 Users Followers Were Spammers And Fake Accounts
Last week, Pinterest began curtailing the number of spammers and fake accounts on its system, in an effort to clear its platform off unwanted elements. At the time, the company noted that this latest ...
08:13 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Kabam Takes Strategic Investment From Warner Bros., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Kabam, which is behind iOS hits like Kingdoms of Camelot and The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-Earth, just took a strategic investment from Warner Bros. Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc....
08:13 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch GoDaddy Has A New CEO: Ex-Yahoo Blake Irving
GoDaddy, the web-domain registration and hosting company with some 11 million users, is today announcing a new CEO, Blake Irving. Irving's most recent, high-profile role prior to this had been as chie...
08:13 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch GoDaddy Doubles Down On Product With A New CEO: Ex-Yahoo Product Chief Blake Irving
GoDaddy, the web-domain registration and hosting company with some 11 million users, is today announcing a new CEO, Blake Irving. Irving's most recent, high-profile role prior to this had been as chie...
08:08 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: The Lelo Smart Wand
I know what you're thinking, but stop yourself because this isn't another JimmyJane sex toy review. The device pictured above is actually a premium-grade personal massager that is intended for full bo...
08:04 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Rolls Out Gifts From Beta To All US Users. Heres How Much Money It Could Make
Now it's time to see if Facebook Gifts will be a nice supplement to the company's revenue, or a core chunk of it. Today after two months of testing with tens of millions of people, Facebook is rolling...
08:04 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Could Earn Up To $1B A Year From Gifts Now That Its Rolled Out To All U.S. Users
Now it's time to see if Facebook Gifts will be a nice supplement to the company's revenue, or a core chunk of it. Facebook could make between $127.5 million and $1.02 billion on Gifts per year now tha...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Ticketing Startup SeatGeek Brings Its Interactive Stadium Maps To The iPhone
SeatGeek, which aggregates tickets from resale sites like StubHub, just launched its first iPhone app, one that allows users to browse interactive maps as they try to find the best deals.When SeatGeek...
07:56 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Surface Off To A Slow Start In Tablet Web Traffic Share, But Could Catch Nexus Family In Time
Microsoft's Surface is a bit slow out the starting gate according to tablet web traffic share numbers from mobile advertising network Chitika, which measures tens of millions of impressions coming fro...
07:13 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Speek Receives $1.2M In Seed Stage Funding For VoIP Service That Replaces The Antiquated Conference Call Experience
Speek has received $1.2 million in early stage investment for its VOIP service that replaces the antiquated conference call experience of calling a 10-digit number and entering a pass code....
07:05 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch FileMaker Go For iPad And iPhone Tops 500K Downloads, Points To The Future Of Custom iOS Business Solutions
Apple subsidiary FileMaker is an unusual, often overlooked part of the Mac maker's empire, one that has been around almost as long as Apple Computer itself. The database management software hasn't bee...
07:05 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo! Introduces A New Mail Experience: More Intuitive, Fewer Distractions And Built For Speed
Today, Yahoo! introduced an update to its popular mail service, with its CEO Marissa Mayer taking the reigns of the Yahoo! Blog to discuss it. Brand new versions of Yahoo! Mail, one of its flagship pr...
07:04 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch So Its Like Color? Evertale Pivots, Launches Real-Time Photo Sharing App Wink
Evertale, a Copenhagen-based startuporiginally focused on creating an automatic log of your life, including everything from phone calls to checkins to photos taken, is pivoting. Or moreaccurately,it's...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Top Domains: Forexpros Buys Investing.com For $2.45M, Launches One-Stop Financial Portal For Everyday Investors
Whether they're .com, .org, .biz or .awesome, domain names can be significant -- and some would likely argue that a memorable, premium domain is worth a pretty penny, maybe even priceless. Picking up ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Opera: Strong iPhone 5 Adoption And Sticky iPad Usage Keeps iOS As Top Platform For Mobile Advertising
Google may be the worlds largest mobile advertising company, but when it comes to devices that are driving the most advertising activity, its iOS and not Googles Android that seems to set the heart ra...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch NEA-Backed Omada Health Launches Its 16-Week Digital Health Program To Bring Diabetes Prevention Online
Last December, Omada Health raised $800K in seed funding from a host of angel and venture investors, including NEA, Aberdare, Kapor Capital, TriplePoint Ventures and Esther Dyson -- to name a few. A g...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch With 200K Paid Members In 4 Months, Adobe Adds Teams To Creative Cloud, Subscriber-Exclusive Updates To Photoshop CS6
Adobe is hosting an event today to show off some new updates it's making for its Creative Cloud offerings, but here's an advance look: The service is getting a number of exclusive updates that seem cl...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch With 326K Paid Of 1M Total Members, Adobe Adds Teams To Creative Cloud, Subscriber-Exclusive Updates To Photoshop CS6
Adobe is hosting an event today to show off some new updates it's making for its Creative Cloud offerings, but here's an advance look: The service is getting a number of exclusive updates that seem cl...
06:53 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch HelloFresh Scores $10M Of Fresh Funding For Its Cook At Home Subscription Service
HelloFresh, the subscription service that sends users a recipe and the needed fresh ingredients so that they can get busy in the kitchen, has announced that it's raised a new round of funding from Vor...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch WebMD Announces Layoffs; 14% Of Staff, $45M In Total Spending Cuts Coming Off Of A $900K Quarterly Loss
WebMD, arguably still the go-to source for medical information on the Internet, today announced that it would be implementing strong expenditure control measures after revealing disappointing Q3 resul...
06:11 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Releases Its 2012 Year In Review, And Its An Immersive And Personal Experience
This is the time of year when most consumer-facing companies put out their “Year In Review”, which reflect upon what happened on its service during that particular year. It’s pretty ...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Farmigo Brings Farmers Markets Online (And Into Your Office) With Its New Local Food Communities, Raises $8M
Back in September 2011, Farmigo took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt and launched its site for discovering and enrolling in Community Supported Agriculture programs (where you can sign up to receive b...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch SayWhat App Helps You Find Out What A Caller Wants Before Picking Up The Phone
SayWhat is an Android app that lets you respond to an incoming voice call by sending a text message or emoticon/symbol, instead of answering the call. It also includes a can you talk button that ping...
05:59 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch SPOKEnPHOTO Album Arrives On The iPad, Letting You Share Voice With Pictures And Organize Those Memories
Toronto-based SPOKEnPHOTO launched with a simple concept in mind: to help families and loved ones separated by geography stay connected via not only shared images, but also voice recordings attached t...
05:26 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch U.K. 4G Auction Process Kicks Off: Applications For 800MHz, 2.6GHz Spectrum Now Being Accepted
The U.K.'s 4G auction process has kicked off, with bidders having until 16:00 GMT today to submit their bids, along with a 100,000 deposit. The window for bidders to submit opened at 10:00 GMT this mo...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Home Decor Ecommerce Company One Kings Lane Raises $50M From Scripps Networks, IVP, Kleiner, Greylock
One Kings Lane, an ecommerce company for home decor, has raised $50 million in Series D financing led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) with additional investment from Kleiner Perkins Caufield &...
04:32 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Brings SkyDrive To Xbox 360 Now Windows 8Phone 8 Users Get To See Their Stuff On The Big Screen
Microsoft has joined up another piece of its Windows 8/Window Phone 8 puzzle by launching a SkyDrive app for the Xbox 360 -- allowing users of its cloud storage service to view and access content via ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch HotelTonight Expands To Continental Europe, Adds Language Support, And Launches Gift Credits
HotelTonight, the app that provides access to special deals for hotel rooms available that very evening, is making a couple of announcements today.For one thing, the company says that it's making its ...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Motorola Mobility Sheds Manufacturing Bases In China, Brazil; Singapore Electronics Maker Flextronics To Take Over Operations
Google-owned Motorola Mobility is shedding its manufacturing operations in Tianjin, China, and Jaguariuna, Brazil -- with long-time manufacturing partner Flextronics agreeing to acquire the factories ...
02:57 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Stocard Raises $850K To Take On Apples Passbook And Force Loyalty Cards To Go Mobile
Stocard, which competes with Apple's Passbook with a simple but clever take on the mobile phone-as-loyalty-card-wallet, has raised $850k in funding from German VC High-Tech Grnderfonds, Klaas Kersting...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Real-Time News Alert Service Owlin Raises $250K To Outpace Bloomberg, Reuters For Bottom Up News
Real-time news alert service Owlin (a recent graduate of the Amsterdam, Netherlands-based Rockstart.Accelerator), has raised $250k in seed funding from NoRo Venture Capital -- funding that will be use...
12:49 pm GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Silicon Valley Mobile Accelerator, Tandem, Unveils Next Batch; Incubations To Generate $100M+ In Revenue For 2012
Tandem, the Silicon Valley accelerator that focuses exclusively on early-stage investments in mobile startups, is today revealing its fourth and final batch of 2012. The seed fund and accelerator rais...
11:58 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Social Discovery Site Drimmit Gives Dreamers A Visual Bucket List
Drimmit is a simple, straightforward online platform that allows users to create "dream boards" filled with visual representations of their hopes and aspirations. The Web site, which placed second at ...
11:19 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Adobe Closes Taiwan Sales Office, Alarming Local Tech Observers
Adobe announced today that it has closed its Taiwan sales office. A statement from Ng Yew Hwee, Adobe's managing director of Greater China (posted in a JPEG, not a PDF) on Adobe's Taiwan site states: ...
10:01 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Singly Launches App Fabric Platform For Developers To Speed Up Integrations With Dozens Of Services
Singly, a startup aimed atsimplifyingthe integration of third-party services in both web and mobile applications, is today launching its platform into open beta. Until now, the company has been in pri...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Adobe Brings Retina Display Support To Photoshop And Illustrator CS6 As A Free Update For All Users
Adobe has made good on its promise to deliver Retina Display support to two of its most-used graphics programs, Photoshop and Illustrator CS6. That means owners of Apple's Retina MacBook Pro (both the...
08:10 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Brings Guide Interface To Tablets, With Updates To Its Android App And Mobile Web
YouTube has been making a ton of updates to its UI lately, but the video-sharing platform isn't quite ready to call it quits just yet. The company announced that it has updated its Android app and mob...
04:44 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter Brings Aviary-Powered Photo Filters To Its Android And iPhone Apps
Given the heated back-and-forth between Twitter and Instagram in recent days, this wasn't exactly unexpected, but it happened a bit faster than most of us anticipated: Twitter just announced that its ...
04:15 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Is Down, Mobile Apps Still Working For Some Second Big Tech Outage Of The Day (Update: Its Back)
Facebook appears to be down right now. It's the second big outage of the day after Google's. According to our own testings and reports on Twitter, Facebook is down for a vast number of users....
03:51 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Scrambling To Cut Costs, Zynga Confirms Layoffs Of Moderators
It might be the right thing to do for Zynga and the shareholders, but that won't make it any easier for the game and forum moderators it just laid off. Zynga is executing the cost-cutting strategy it ...
03:51 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Scrambling To Cut Costs, Zynga Confirms It Wont Renew Contracts Of Moderators
It might be the right thing to do for Zynga and the shareholders, but that won't make it any easier for the game and forum moderators who won't have their contacts with Zynga renewed. The company is e...
03:44 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch The FCC Will Tackle Old-School Communication Network Policies With A Brand New Task Force
The FCC has today announced a new Task Force to deal with the difficult task of creating policy for a next-generation communications network based on an IP infrastructure, as opposed to the copper-lin...
02:55 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Pandora Internet Radio Launches Fully In Australia And New Zealand With Mobile Apps For iOS And Android
Pandora has fully launched in Australia and New Zealand, the only two places outside of the U.S. where the service is available in its entirety, with the addition of mobile access via iOS and Android ...
02:25 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Google Gets In The Festivus Spirit With Its Latest Holiday Easter Egg
There's no question that Google has an affinity for silly easter eggs, but the search giant may have just outdone itself this year. If you have a few seconds to spare today (and look fondly upon kooky...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram iOS 3.2 Update Redesigns Camera And Image Selector, Adds Monochrome Willow Filter (For Android Too)
Instagram has just released its biggest iOS app update in a year, and it's all about improving the publishing experience and heavier Instagram branding. First there's a new Instagram-themed shutter an...
01:58 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Tablet Video Startup Watchup Raises $500K From Knight Foundation, News Vets, Others
Watchup, a StartX-incubated video iPad app that allows users to build their own news playlists, has raised a $500,000 angel funding.It's an impressive list of investors, including Digital News Venture...
01:45 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Aydin Senkut Talks Series A Crunch, Natural Selection For Startups, And More
Aydin Senkut, my first guest on Ask A VC, sat down this past week to talk about the Series A Crunch and general state of the venture world; his investment strategies and of course, to answer your ques...
01:35 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch OrderAhead, The Mobile Ordering Platform Backed By $2.5M From Adam DAngelo & More, Launches In LA; Orders Rise 2.4x
Back in August, we introduced you to OrderAhead, a Y Combinator grad and mobile ordering solution that had just raised $2.3 million from Facebook co-founder Adam D'Angelo, Ignition Partners, Matrix Pa...
01:01 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Will Nix Voting, Integrate Instagram Data Despite Vote Ending With 88% Of 668K Votes Opposed
The polls have closed on Facebook's final site governance vote, with 588,803 votes (88%) opposed to the changes, and 79,697 of the total 668,500 in support. But since fewer than 30% of users voted, Fa...
12:42 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch From The Valley To The Motor City: Why Stik Moved Back To Detroit
The founders of Stik needed a change. Silicon Valley wasn't working. Something was missing. And, as I learned during our chats, they needed access to a new pool of talent. They found all that in Detro...
12:34 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Google Reportedly Skirts $2 Billion In Taxes With Offshore Haven
Holy tax dodging! Google reportedly skirted a whopping $2 Billion in worldwide income taxes in 2011 by unloading $9.8 billion in revenue into a Bermuda shell company, reports Bloomberg. Since Bermuda ...
12:32 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Google Partners With DonorsChoose.org To Bring $99 Chromebooks To Budget-Strapped Schools
Google just announced a new program that aims to bring more Chromebooks to schools. The company is working with online charity DonorsChoose.org to help bring more of its web-centric laptops to budget-...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: The Google Nexus 4
Google's latest (and LG's first) Nexus smartphone probably tops many a geek's holiday wishlist, and with good reason. The combination of some impressive hardware and Google's latest version of Android...
12:25 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch $50 Android Smartphones Are Disrupting Africa Much Faster Than You Think, Says Wikipedias Jimmy Wales
What phone does Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales have in his pocket? An unlocked Android-powered 3G smartphone, made by Huawei which was selling for $85 on the streets of Kenya last year and now goes fo...
12:24 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch TechStars Grad Testive Raises $500K From HubSpot Co-Founder, Others For Its Test-Prep Platform That Adapts As You Study
Testive, an alum of TechStars' Boston accelerator, has developed a new line of test preparation products in partnership with MIT that seek to make old school testing and test prep obsolete. With 10,00...
12:14 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Twitter: Everyone Will Have Enhanced Profiles On December 12th, For Beautification Reasons
In case you haven’t seen the updated Twitter profiles, they allow you to add a “cover photo”, ala Facebook and other services. The idea there is that they’d like you to expand ...
12:04 am GMT - Tue, December 11, 2012
Techcrunch Squares COO Keith Rabois Discusses Gift Cards, Evolution Of Payments And Social Signals
This weekend, we told you about the launch of Square Wallet gift cards, which allow you to send gift cards to friends to their favorite places to eat and visit in their neighborhoods. The power of thi...
11:59 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch FTC: Kids Apps Siphon An Alarming Amount Of Information. Time For Freak-Out Control
The FTC made national headlines today for a damning report on the state of privacy disclosures for kid-oriented mobile apps, warning that "kids' apps siphon an alarming amount of information." When I ...
11:54 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Black Marble: Google Maps Now Lets You Explore The Earth At Night
Earlier this year, NASA released an update to its iconic "Blue Marble" image of the Earth and last week, it released the first version of the "Black Marble," the organization's image of the planet at ...
11:31 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch With BlackBerry 10s Launch Fast Approaching, RIM Offers A First Glimpse At The Hardware
While Im sure some people are religiously marking the days until RIM finally shows off its first batch of BlackBerry 10 devices, the company has whipped up a little something that they hope will get ...
11:21 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch With $10M In The Bank, Cardfree Launches To Take On LevelUp And Square In Mobile Payments
The mobile payments space already has its fair share of players, but lately some new names have been making big waves (like LevelUp), finally taking on veterans like Starbucks. The coffee giant recent...
11:05 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch The Canon 6D: A Solid Beginner Full-Frame, With A Few Caveats For Buyers With Pro Demands [Review]
The Canon 6D is a full-frame camera retailing for $2,099, the lowest launch price for such a device in Canon history. Canon's entry in this field comes a few months after Nikon made a similar move int...
10:32 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Fashion Marketplace Material Wrld Raises $780K Seed Round Led By Warby Parker, Bonobos Investor Great Oaks VC
Material Wrld, a fashion startup that's both a peer-to-peer e-commerce marketplace for fashionistas as well as a fashion-focused photo sharing platform, is today announcing having closed its seed roun...
10:08 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Nike Announces Nike+ Accelerator, Powered By TechStars, To Fuel Nike+ Innovation
Nike has just announced its first Nike+ Accelerator program, powered by TechStars, aimed at cultivating companies interested in leveraging Nike+ technology. TechStars will provide the accele...
10:01 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Google Confirms Widspread Outage: Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Play, Chrome Sync Affected By Authentication System Issue
According to many reports on Twitter and our own testings, Gmail and other Google services, such as Google Play, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Chrome Sync, appear to be down for many users. Many writ...
10:01 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Google Confirms Widespread Outage: Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Play, Chrome Sync Affected By Authentication System Issue
According to our own testings and many reports on Twitter, Gmail and other Google services, such as Google Play, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Chrome Sync, appear to be down for many users. Many are ...
08:23 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch How Mason Jar Music Is Disrupting Music Video Production [TCTV]
Here in Silicon Valley and NYC, the word entrepreneur conjures up images of Kevin Systrom, Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg, but not artists. In reality, however, artistry is a true form of entrepreneuria...
08:12 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Imgur Expands Its Revenue Streams With Latest API Update, Now Ready For Commercial Use
Imgur, the popular photo-sharing site among users of Reddit, Digg and Facebook, is today announcing an overhaul of its API in an effort to make it easier for developers to build applications using Img...
07:50 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Apple TV Likely To Get Bluetooth Support In Next Update: Gaming And Siri Could Follow
Apple has introduced a new feature for existing Apple TV second and third generation hardware in its latest beta software for those devices. Specifically, the beta for Apple TV being tested by develop...
07:35 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Smart Device Shipments Broke Records In Q3 2012, Reaching 303.6 Million Devices; Expected To Grow To 362 Million In Holiday Quarter
According to IDC's latest report on smart device shipments, we're in for a record-breaking holiday season. The analyst firm is expecting device shipments to grow 19.2% over third quarter levels, and 2...
06:59 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch New Arduino Esplora Provides A Ready-For-Gaming, Customizable, Open Source Video Game Controller
Arduino unveiled a new preassembled board today, one that includes a variety of sensors and controls already assembled, allowing aspiring game programmers to quickly and easily get up and running with...
06:56 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Dafiti, The Latin American Zappos, Raises Further $65M Led By Quadrant Capital Advisors
Following a $45m investment from J.P. Morgan Asset Management as recently as August, Dafiti, a Brazilian/Latin American Zappos, has added a further $65m to its coffers, bringing the total raised in le...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Blippy Redux? Mine Launches A Service For Sharing Your Purchases With Friends
Today, a company simply called Mine is launching its online and mobile directory of people and purchases, backed by $600,000 in funding from Michael Dearing's Harrison Metal. Using an email importer f...
05:43 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch The $249 Bose SoundDock Series III Is Ready For Your iPhone 5
My fellow iPhone 5 owners, our long national nightmare is over. Bose finally has a speaker dock with a Lightning connector. Called the SoundDock Series III, it's only $249.95.No more Airplay for music...
05:38 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Google Play Gets Carrier Billing Thanks To New Arrangement With Facebook Billing Partner Bango
Mobile carrier billing company Bango continues its hot streak of signing up big name partners today, thanks to a new arrangement with Google to bring carrier billing to Google Play, beginning in Austr...
05:37 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Quantum Wave To Put $100M Into Quantum Tech Behind The Next Computing Wave
Amid the startups, panels and speeches at TechCrunch Moscow today has been some emerging news about the Russian scene. For one, there is the move from Russia's top echelons to address patent law and a...
05:33 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Apptentive Scores $1.2M From Founders Co-Op, Google Ventures, To Help Mobile App Publishers Solicit Better Feedback
Apptentive, which offers tools to mobile app developers to solicit in-app feedback from users, has scored $1.2 million in seed funding from Founder's Co-Op, Google Ventures, Social Leverage, Golden Ve...
05:29 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch RobotAppStore Raises $250K From Grishin Robotics To Take The App Distribution Model To The World Of Robots
The smartphone market, some argue, really took off after Apple introduced the first app store to make its iPhones more useful. Now a new startup hopes that the same might be the case for the fledgling...
05:06 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch The Account Filings Must Flow: Twitter, TweetDeck Fined For Overdue U.K. Accounts
Twitter has got into a spot of hot water in the U.K. after failing to file its business accounts on time with local Registrar of Companies, Companies House. Sky News picked up the discrepancy earlier ...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Russia Gears Up To Enter The Patent Race With New IP Reforms. Will It Kickstart Startups?
Russia's government is looking to reform intellectual property law in the country, a move that could have an effect on how many patents get registered, and on the number of startups in a country known...
03:56 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch As UK Gov Eyes Up Regulation, P2P Lender Zopa Raises Multi-Million Pound Round Led by Augmentum Capital
Zopa, the oldest of P2P lending sites, certainly in the UK, has announced that it's raised a new "multi-million pound" round led by Augmentum Capital, the VC fund backed by RIT Capital. That the compa...
03:44 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch IT Services Provider, Advanced, Buys Education Software Provider Serco Learning For 7.25M; Eyes Public Sector Cross-Selling
U.K.-based IT software and services provider, Advanced Computer Software Group (ACSG) -- which has clients in both public and private sectors -- has announced it's acquiring education software provide...
02:03 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Nook Video Service Launches In U.K. As Barnes & Noble Expands Licensing Deals With HBO, Sony, Warner And Others
Barnes & Noble's Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets went on sale in the UK towards the end of last month -- without an on-board video service. That has been added today, with the tablet maker expan...
01:14 pm GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch U.K. Microprocessor Firm, Imagination Technologies, Buys Chip Designer MIPS Operating Business, Certain Patents For Higher $80M Cash Offer
Imagination Technologies has upped its previous offer to acquire chip designer MIPS Technologies' operating business and a swathe of patents relating to the MIPS architecture, along with royalty-free ...
11:48 am GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Australian Police Warn Against Apple Maps, Citing Potentially Life Threatening Misdirection
Police in Victoria have urged motorists to avoid the use of Apple Maps, warning that faulty directions on the much-criticized app has left motorists stranded in the Australian outback for up to 24 hou...
11:34 am GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Live From TechCrunch Moscow Day 2 @DigitalOctober #TCMoscow
Tune in for the second day of the live stream from TechCrunch Moscow, our third annual event in the Russian capital. Yesterday was Demo Day, where we will see 44 companies pitched in one afternoon. To...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Game Publisher MoMinis Raises $6M More
MoMinis, an Android game publisher headquartered in Tel Aviv, has raised $6 million in new funding.In addition to providing free development tools and financing development for some premium partners, ...
08:15 am GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Samsung Unveils Its Premium Suite Upgrade For The Galaxy S III
Samsung just unveiled its Premium Suite Upgrade for the Galaxy S III, as promised in a teaser last Friday....
07:42 am GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Hackbright Academy Turns Women Into Pro Developers In 10 Weeks, And Its Accepting Applications For 2013
Amidst all the argument about "brogrammer" culture and the presence of women in Silicon Valley, here's a company that's actively working to change things, albeit on a small scale (for now) Hackbright...
07:42 am GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Announces Another Content Deal, This Time With NBC Sports
Yahoo! Sports and NBC Sports Group just announced a content alliance that will cover news, fantasy and video coverage of sports events. In a press release, the two said that the deal will combine Yaho...
05:01 am GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Gabe Newell Foresees A Slew Of Living Room Gaming PCs (Including One From Valve?) In 2013
I dont normally expect much to come out of Spike TVs annual Video Game Awards, but Kotaku managed to score a gem of an interview with Valve co-founder and managing director Gabe Newell earlier this we...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Balancing Innovation And Regulation In The Sharing Economy
The sharing economy is booming, as companies like Airbnb, Getaround, and Lyft are disrupting incumbent industries. But by using technology to create new services, these companies don't fit neatly into...
03:52 am GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Its Rumor Sunday! Apple Has Been Cozying Up To DIY Guide App Snapguide
It's Rumor Sunday! again here at TechCrunch.We have been hearing a recurring report, from a couple of different sources, that Apple has been interested in buying Snapguide -- the web and mobile app th...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch 10 Conferences To Attend If You Are Looking To Meet Developers
The event world is getting really stale while at the same point showing a new spring of innovation that in many respects mirror the enterprise and its own paradox of sluggishness and fresh perspective...
02:57 am GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Half A Million People Voted Against Facebooks Governance Changes, But Not Enough As Polls Close Tomorrow
615,000 people have cast their ballot in Facebook's vote over site governance and policy changes, and 87% want to stop them. But unless 299.4 million more people vote by tomorrow morning, Facebook use...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Five Years In And Profitable, Gilt Refocuses On New Leadership, An IPO In 2013 And More
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson walked into famed celebrity designer Zac Posen's showroom in November 2007 prepared to give the pitch of her life. The Gilt co-founder was attempting to sell Posen and his team...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Samsung Galaxy Beam
The Samsung Galaxy Beam is an Android powered smartphone that has a pico projector embedded into its top edge so you can beam on-screen content onto a wall or other large surface. As well as projectin...
12:56 am GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch It Appears That Instagram Photos Arent Showing Up In Twitter Streams At All
We're seeing chatter on Twitter that Instagram photos are not showing up in Twitter streams anymore. This is obviously interesting considering Instagram's recent moves to remove support for Twitter ca...
12:56 am GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Photos Will No Longer Appear In Twitter Streams At All
We're seeing chatter on Twitter that Instagram photos are not showing up in Twitter streams anymore. This is obviously interesting considering Instagram's recent moves to remove support for Twitter ca...
12:31 am GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Will Zynga Emerge As A Gaming Company Or Gambling Company?
There is more than a bit of schadenfreude among longtime insiders in the gaming industry at Zynga’s performance over the last year. The company has fallen from a private, pre-IPO valuation of ar...
12:04 am GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook, Google, Zynga Ask Courts To Reject Patents On Abstract Ideas That Plague Tech Innovation
Just because you take an abstract idea and say you do it "on a computer" or "over the Internet" doesn't mean you deserve a patent, according to an amicus brief filed on Friday by Google, Facebook and ...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, December 10, 2012
Techcrunch CrunchWeek, Vol. 3: Twitter Vs. Instagram; Ubers Success In D.C., And TechForwards $27M Win Over Best Buy [TCTV]
It's time for our new weekly TechCrunch TV show called CrunchWeek, where we discuss a few of the past weeks more interesting stories....
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 9, 2012
Techcrunch Iterations: The Unbundling Potential Of Apples Passbook
This post is about Apples Passbook. Its not about mobile wallets, or Google Wallet, or Square, or anything else. I realize the space is vast and dynamic, but I only have an iPhone, and Im here to writ...
09:18 pm GMT - Sun, December 9, 2012
Techcrunch Square Introduces Gift Cards: The Slow Death Of Physical Credit Cards And Cash Continues
When you think about the process of getting someone a gift card, it’s kind of ridiculous. You go to a store, you take out your credit card, pay for it and then hand it to a friend. That’s ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 9, 2012
Techcrunch Shots In The Dark
When our media is filtered and refiltered, bleached by content guidelines and automatic takedown algorithms, we run the risk of living a life with the objectionable and graphic and terrifying, in othe...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 9, 2012
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: One Keyboard And One Harmonica Strike Two Different Kickstarter Chords
Editors note:Ross Rubinis principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs atTechspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. Follow him ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 9, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Kindle Paperwhite
The Kindle Paperwhite is Amazon's latest ereader. After four generations of devices, Kindle users expected a slight incremental update from the previous Kindle Touch. But everything was improved in th...
04:11 pm GMT - Sun, December 9, 2012
Techcrunch Is Twitter Planning To Emulate The Swipe Filter Feature From EyeEms Photo App?
This weekend the blogosphere is abuzz with news that Twitter is planning to build Instagram-like photo filters into a new version of its mobile app which will be reportedly released in time to take ad...
02:42 pm GMT - Sun, December 9, 2012
Techcrunch Live From TechCrunch Moscow 44 Companies Pitch At #TCMoscow Demo Day
Tune in today for the live stream from TechCrunch Moscow, our third annual event in the Russian capital. Today is Demo Day, where we will see 44 companies pitch in one afternoon. Tomorrow will feature...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 9, 2012
Techcrunch Tech Is Making Meetings Worse, Its Time For Digital Hat Racks
Editors Note: Nir Eyal writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business atNirAndFar.com.The first thing Don Draper does when he gets to his office is give his busty secretary a su...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, December 9, 2012
Techcrunch An Entrepreneurs Guide To Patents: Application Strategy For Utilization Or Monetization
Editors note: Brad Woodcox is a technical specialist focusing on startup development for Novak Druce + Quigg, an intellectual property super boutique law firm.If youve decided that patents are a ...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, December 9, 2012
Techcrunch Real Gamification Mechanics Require Simplicity And, Yes, Game Designers Can Do It
The mysteries of mechanics are the reason why gamification seems like voodoo. And it shouldn't be. Game mechanics should be simple to explain, with clear actions and outcomes. So why do we get so conf...
05:19 am GMT - Sun, December 9, 2012
Techcrunch Problem Solved: IFTTT Produces A Way To Bypass Instagram Turning Off Twitter Cards
You may have heard the disappointing news that Instagram (now a Facebook property) recently decided to tweak its support for Twitter cards such that users will no longer see their artistically-filtere...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, December 9, 2012
Techcrunch Gamification Can Work Just Dont Hire A Game Designer
Editor’s note:Rajat Paharia is the founder of Bunchball, aprovider of online gamification solutions. Follow him on [email protected] Gartner recently issued a press release that made the follo...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, December 9, 2012
Techcrunch Defining A Growth Hacker: Debunking The 6 Most Common Myths About Growth Hacking
Editor's note: Aaron Ginn is currently Head of Growth at StumbleUpon. More and more startups are looking to hire growth hackers or to develop their own growth strategies. However, there are a handful ...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, December 9, 2012
Techcrunch Crowdsourcing Is Booming In Asia
Editors note:Alec Lynch is the founder and CEO ofDesignCrowd,an Australia-based design crowdsourcing service that recently launched in India, Singapore, and the Philippines.When most people think of c...
12:58 am GMT - Sun, December 9, 2012
Techcrunch Frienemies: Apple And Google Reportedly Join Forces For $500M Bid On Kodaks 1,100 Patents
Sometimes self-interest can make for some unlikely friendships. According to Bloomberg, Apple and Google have finally teamed up to buy Kodak's portfolio of patents out of bankruptcy for an estimated $...
12:58 am GMT - Sun, December 9, 2012
Techcrunch Frenemies: Apple And Google Reportedly Join Forces For $500M+ Bid On Kodaks 1,100 Patents
Sometimes self-interest can make for some unlikely friendships. According to Bloomberg, Apple and Google have finally teamed up to buy Kodak's portfolio of patents out of bankruptcy for an estimated $...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, December 9, 2012
Techcrunch What The Daily Got Right From Day One
Editor's note:Brian Alvey is chief scientist and founder ofCeros.News Corp announced earlier this week that it was shutting down The Daily. The following day,TechCrunch writer and CrunchFund General P...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Locked in the Trunk
The Gillmor Gang Doc Searls, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor celebrated another undisclosed term of imprisonment in the siloed world of Twitter. Sure, we talked about lots...
10:10 pm GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch Square For Services, Not Just Goods: Payment Company Partners With San Francisco Ice Rink [TCTV]
When you think about using Square, it’s very easy to drift off into thoughts ofpaying for coffee, food, or goods at a farmer’s market. In reality, the point-of-sale system that Square has ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch Q: Whats Wrong With Quora?
Imagine that you are transported by a time machine to somewhen in the depths of prehistory, like maybe 2005 or something. Imagine further that you subsequently must try to convince people there/then t...
03:02 pm GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch Moscows Tech Mojo Is Working And Awakening
With our TechCrunch Moscow event coming this week, Monty Munford gives us a flavour of the atmosphere amid Moscow's tech scene.The Radisson Royal Hotel in Moscow isn't a cheap place to eat blinis and ...
10:52 am GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch Realtime Analytics For Education: Ontract Wants To Do For Student Data What Mint.com Did For Financial Data
Julian Miller taught high school for four years, and like many teachers, he cared about his students' learning outcomes -- about getting them across the finish line. Unfortunately, current educational...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch The Subscription Economy Is About Strengthening Customer Relationships, Not Just Recurring Revenues
Editors note: Tien Tzuois the CEO ofZuora, a subscription billing company. Its not about subscriptions versus pay-per-use. Just as industries have different needs, businesses and customers are differe...
08:00 am GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Graphic Novels Worth Buying In Print
Sometimes it's nice to share a good book, and if you know me then you know thatmost of the books I'm buying are comics and graphic novels. These are a few of my absolute favorites this year and I reco...
06:48 am GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch The Weekly Good: Maya Baratz and Hunter Walk Team Up For The Startup Chef Cookbook
[Note: This is 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.] This installment of “The Weekly Goo...
05:12 am GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch Yelp Reviewer Gets SLAPPed With 750K Lawsuit And Takedown Order
A woman is facing a $750,000 defamation lawsuit and has been ordered to take down a negative Yelp review of a home contractor after police found no evidence for her allegations of shoddy workmanship a...
05:12 am GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch Yelp Reviewer Gets SLAPPed With 750K Lawsuit And Order To Alter Comments
A woman is facing a $750,000 defamation lawsuit and has been ordered to take down a negative Yelp review of a home contractor after police found no evidence for her allegations of shoddy workmanship a...
04:48 am GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch After Taking Flak For Sketchy Promotion, Carwash Startup Cherry Changes Wording And Cancels Trial Memberships
Some people really don't like a recent promotion from Cherry, the startup that brings car washes to its users. In a series of tweets which he then aggregated on Storify, Rod Begbie declared that Cherr...
04:24 am GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch Free Software Leader Richard Stallman: Amazon Search Integration In Ubuntu Amounts To Spyware
Fee software leaderRichard Stallman claimsUbuntu amounts to spyware with Amazon search integrated into the "dash" of its Unity interface. He is calling for developers to shun the open-source operating...
03:19 am GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch U.S. Patent Office Preliminary Determination Finds That The Steve Jobs Multitouch Patent Is Invalid
The USPTO has issued a preliminary notice indicating that the famous 'Steve Jobs' patent, which describes basic multitouch technology including scrolling, might be invalid, according to a first Office...
02:11 am GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch Cardign Launches A New Way To Network With The iPhone Via Image Recognition
Cardign (pronounced like the sweater) is a new app for iPhone launching today from a Toronto-based startup. The app has a neat little trick, since it uses facial recognition via pictures snapped with ...
02:06 am GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 12.07.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - John Taschek, Doc Searls, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor. Recording has concluded. ...
02:06 am GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 12.07.12 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - John Taschek, Doc Searls, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific time. ...
01:30 am GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch With Nationwide University Hackathon, General Catalyst Aims To Give Students Early Intro To Startup Life
While organized hackathons and startup-building events have begun to sprout up across the globe thanks to companies like AngelHack and Startup Weekend, university-focused hackathons remain underrepres...
12:49 am GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch ReTargeter Can Now Target Ads Based On The Email Addresses In Your CRM
ReTargeter, an ad startup focused on, yes, retargeting, has launched a new way for advertisers to reach their customers.Founder and CEO Arjun Dev Arora said the startup's new CRM Retargeting service h...
12:29 am GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch Google Reportedly Replacing Its Head Of M&A With Don Harrison, Will Open A New Late-Stage Investment Group
According to Reuters, Google is making major moves in its mergers and acquisitions group, replacing David Lawee with Don Harrison, a high-ranking lawyer at the company. Here’s what Reuters share...
12:29 am GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch Google Replaces Its Head Of M&A With Don Harrison, Will Open A New Late-Stage Investment Group
According to Reuters, Google is making major moves in its mergers and acquisitions group, replacing David Lawee with Don Harrison, a high-ranking lawyer at the company. Here’s what Reuters share...
12:21 am GMT - Sat, December 8, 2012
Techcrunch Curioos Opens Its Digital Art Marketplace In New York Buy And Sell Prints, Phone Skins, Watches And More
Curioos is a digital art startup focused on showcasing up-and-coming artists and selling their artwork in different formats. Each object has its own series of artworks specifically tailored for the pr...
11:49 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Appears To Have Turned Twitter Cards Back On For Its Photos
As you know, there was a big kerfluffle the other day when Instagram, part of Facebook, decided to turn off Twitter Card functionality for its photos. Basically, you would no longer see the images in ...
11:49 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Appears To Have Turned Twitter Cards Back On For Its Photos, But Not For Long
As you know, there was a big kerfuffle the other day when Instagram, part of Facebook, decided to turn off Twitter Card functionality for its photos. Basically, you would no longer see the images in a...
11:47 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Hires Away Googles Guido Van Rossum, The Father Of Python
The original open source software "Benevolent Dictator For Life" and author of Python, Guido Van Rossum, is leaving Google to join Dropbox, the startup will announce later today. Rossum was a software...
11:12 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Targeting The Enterprise, Openera Is An IFTTT For Email Attachments
Openera, an Ottawa-based startup which automatically moves email attachments into cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Salesforce and more, has raised $250,000 in seed funding, which t...
10:49 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Baggg.it Is A Wayyy To Baggg And Sharrre Your Online Shoppping
Eliyah Finkelstein and his team of Bagggers have a dream: to make it simple for users to shop. Their new product, baggg.it (I told them to maybe try for bagg.it or something a bit easier, so hopefully...
10:21 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Does Tech Create Jobs Around the U.S.? Maps And Graphs And Charts, Oh My!
It's widely believed in policy circles that technology creates jobs around the U.S., especially outside the startup-happy zone of Silicon Valley. But, searching for statistical nuggets in a needlestac...
10:03 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch More On The Layoffs At GREEs U.S. Offices: The Internal Memo On Scaling Back To Tokyo
Here's some more background on the GREE layoffs that happened yesterday. The $3.9 billion Japanese mobile gaming company announced some restructuring yesterday that will move much of the platform team...
10:03 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch With Layoffs At Japanese Gaming Giant GREEs SF Offices, Internal Memo Reveals Plans For Scaling Back To Tokyo
Here's some more background on the GREE layoffs that happened yesterday. The $3.9 billion Japanese mobile gaming company announced some restructuring yesterday that will move much of the platform team...
10:03 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Backed By $500,000 In Seed Funding, LiveNinja Launches Its Video Chat Marketplace
LiveNinja, a video chat marketplace we spotted in TechCrunch Disrupt's Startup Alley in May, is today announcing having closed a seed round of $500,000 in funding as it goes to publicly launch its pla...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Online Learning Marketplace Udemy Lands $12M To Expand Its Course Catalog, Go Cross-Platform
In 2010, Udemy set out to capitalize on the growing market for video-based online education by launching a learning platform that allows anyone to teach and participate in online video classes. Yet, a...
09:31 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Pocket Rolls Out New Site Subscription Partners: Is This A Better Way Forward For Mobile Magazines?
Pocket announced its revamped Site Subscription feature along with launch partner Matter earlier this week, and today it's adding two new partner publications, including The New York Review of Books a...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch TaskRabbit Partners Up With Gap, Giving Free Gift Vouchers To Customers Who Spend $75 Or More In SF And NYC Stores
TaskRabbit is tying up with Gap to raise awareness for its brand. As part of the partnership, Gap customers shopping in stores throughout San Francisco and New York City will receive $25 gift vouchers...
08:57 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch FCC, Big 4 Carriers Announce Plans To Accelerate Text-To-911, Commit To Nationwide Rollout By 2014
In August of last year, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski introduced plans for a next-generation 911 service, which would support text, picture and video messaging in cases of emergencies. The plan was ...
08:46 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Control Music Synthesizers With Gestures Through This Arduino-Based Saucer Called The UFO
Arduino has found its way into yet another musical device. I came across the 'UFO' while in Berlin. It's a MIDI controller that lets you compose music or control synthesizers by waving your hands abou...
08:40 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Lenovo Yoga 13
When Lenovo first announced the Yoga in October nobody knew what to think. A laptop that folks over to turn into a big tablet? With Windows 8? Meh. However, after some extensive usage I've come away t...
08:09 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Discover Follows In AmExs Footsteps With New Apple Passbook Integration
Major credit cards companies are slowly starting to adopt Apple Passbook technology, as the product becomes something that's more like a real mobile wallet than merely a ticket holder. Following AmEx'...
07:56 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Developers Will Love This: Facebook Now Auto-Generates Documentation From Source Code
Devs hate outdated documentation. If a platform you build on changes and doesn't tell you, it can cause days of frustration and wasted work. So now, when Facebook alters its source code, its developer...
07:43 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Another Mobile Card Reader Startup Cozies Up To Cabbies: Germans SumUp Inks Deal With Local Taxi Hailing App, Taxi.de
In the increasingly crowded mobile payment card-reader space, it's not just technology that's being cloned. In the scramble to build traction and outrun the pack, startups are borrowing each others' b...
07:43 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Another Mobile Card Reader Startup Cozies Up To Cabbies: Germanys SumUp Inks Deal With Local Taxi Hailing App, Taxi.de
In the increasingly crowded mobile payment card-reader space, it's not just technology that's being cloned. In the scramble to build traction and outrun the pack, startups are borrowing each others' b...
07:42 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch China Unicom, Microsoft Forge Alliance To Boost Windows Phone Sales In China
The world's third largest wireless operator, China Unicom, has today announced an alliance with Microsoft's Windows Phone to help boost sales and provide more innovative Windows Phone devices in the C...
07:31 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Samsungs New Premium Suite Update Brings Split-Screen Multitasking To The Galaxy S III
Easily one of the best features Samsung has been implementing on its newer Galaxy Note devices is the ability to run two apps in separate windows at the same time. I've long lamented the feature's lim...
07:26 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Final Fantasy IV Will Come To iOS Devices Dec. 20, Giving Us Another Chance To Pay For It Again
I have mixed feelings about Square Enix gradually re-releasing all of its titles for iPhone and iPad devices; on the one hand, these are generally great titles that I really enjoy playing again. But a...
07:17 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Kickfolio Brings iOS Applications To The Browser
Kickfolio, a 500 Startups-backed company bringing iOS app testing to the browser, is today opening up its service to all developers. Similar in some respects to recent Facebook acquisition Pieceableor...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Discovery Chooses Encoding.com To Power Video Encoding For Its Cable Networks And Online Properties
Cloud-based encoding vendor Encoding.com is announcing today that it's won the business of Discovery Networks to manage video encoding for a number of the media company's cable networks and online cha...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Despite Patent Lawsuit, FormLabs 3D Printer Company Amps Up Beta Unit Production And Looks To Hire
FormLabs, the same folks that are bringing the Form 1 3D printer to market, has had a roller coaster year. After launching on Kickstarter with a huge reception — backers pledged almost $3 millio...
05:58 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Patent A Reminder That Its Working On Google Glass-Style Wearable Tech, Too
An Apple patent published yesterday by the USPTO and unearthed by Patently Apple is a reminder that Apple was actually working on wearable tech in the form of content-delivery glasses, at least on pap...
03:34 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Vs Samsung: Judge Koh Makes Plea For Global Peace As Pair Muster Latest Round Of Legal Arguments
In the latest episode of the Apple vs Samsung legal drama that's been playing out in the U.S. district court of Northern California, the pair met again at an appeal hearing on Thursday to argue their...
03:34 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Vs. Samsung: Judge Koh Makes Plea For Global Peace As Pair Muster Latest Round Of Legal Arguments
In the latest episode of the Apple vs. Samsung legal drama that's been playing out in the U.S. district court of Northern California, the pair met again at an appeal hearing on Thursday to argue thei...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Amidst Ongoing Legal Battles, Aereo To Launch Apps For Smart TVs, Set-Top Boxes
Aereo, the polarizing startup that allows users to watch broadcast TV over the Web, is currently fighting for its life in court. The IAC and Barry Diller-backed startup is tangled up in what will like...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Amidst Ongoing Legal Battles, Aereo To Launch Apps For Smart TVs, Set-Top Boxes; Game Consoles Likely To Follow
Aereo, the polarizing startup that allows users to watch broadcast TV over the Web, is currently fighting for its life in court. The IAC and Barry Diller-backed startup is tangled up in what will like...
02:57 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch WAYN Hits 21M Users, Signs Partnership To Reach India Todays 100M User Base
It's been a while since we checked in with WAYN, (Where Are You Now), but the super early player in travel/lifestyle social media has quietly clocked up over 21 million members, in part by sticking to...
01:56 pm GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Google Kills Free Google Apps For Business, Now Only Offering Premium Paid Version To Companies Of All Sizes
Google has announced a change to Google Apps for Business -- ending the free version of the product, offering only its Premium version which costs $50 per user per year, regardless of the size of the ...
11:26 am GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Uber For Maids: GetMaid Launches Its On-Demand, Premium Maid Service In New York
Like Airbnb, Uber has spawned a subset of startups that are looking to capitalize on the success of its premium, mobile, on-demand model and bring a little innovation to their chosen offline industrie...
11:24 am GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Singapore Startup The Stakeholder Company Applies Algorithms To Public Relations
Founded by a former Microsoft lead, The Stakeholder Companys aim is to help organizations maintain their public image by streamlining research. The Singapore-based startup uses patented software to ma...
11:24 am GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Singapore Startup, The Stakeholder Company, Applies Algorithms To Public Relations
Founded by a former Microsoft lead, The Stakeholder Companys aim is to help organizations maintain their public image by streamlining research. The Singapore-based startup uses patented software to ma...
10:12 am GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Startup NYC: Citi Lays Off 11K Finance Employees, Thinkful Tries To Get Them Hired In Tech
Citigroup took a big hit yesterday, as its new CEO Michael Corbat announced the company's intention to lay off 11,000 employees and "pull back in emerging markets" in an effort to cut costs amidst cha...
04:57 am GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Even The FCC Thinks Airplane Electronic Rules Are Bogus
Air travel would be a profoundly dangerous practice if any kid who turned on a Game Boy during takeoff could bring a multimillion dollar jetliner to its fiery doom. The Federal Aviation Administration...
04:25 am GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch BlueStacks Hits 5M Installs, Rumored To Be Bringing 750K+ Android Apps To Windows RT Devices
It appears that BlueStacks isn't just a flash in the pan. The Silicon Valley-based startup, which makes software that allows users to run their Android apps on Macs and PCs, said today that it has pas...
04:11 am GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Being Investigated By The SEC For CEO Reed Hastings Public Facebook Posts
As if Netflix didn’t have enough problems: The company announced today that it is being investigated by the SEC for a post that CEO Reed Hastings had made on his public Facebook page in June. In...
04:02 am GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Big Data Leader Cloudera Raises $65M To Fuel Further Hadoop Adoption
loudera has raised $65M to further fuel Hadoop adoption and expand its European operations. The new round led by Accel Partners, brings the total raised to $140 million. Existing investors Greylock Pa...
03:53 am GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch SmartShoot Unveils Profiles For Its Professional Filmmakers And Photographers
Custom photography and video marketplaceSmartShoothas released a new feature allowing you to browse the profiles of the filmmakers and photographers on the site.The company was previously known as Tur...
03:42 am GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Is Launching A Redesign To Reduce Clutter And Put Videos Front And Center
The new version of the YouTube homepage is centered around the YouTube Guide, which shows all new videos from channels that users have subscribed to. It also recommends channels that you might like, b...
03:35 am GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Foursquare Gets Better For Business: You Can Now Add Events To Your Venue
There are reasons why we go where we go, eat where we eat, and drink where we drink. Maybe it's the ambience, maybe it's that cute waitress or waiter, or maybe it's karaoke night. Today, Foursquare ha...
01:35 am GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch GREEs U.S. Offices See Layoffs Amid Difficult Quarter, Potentially 30 Or More
After a difficult quarter for GREE with profit declining year-over-year, the Japanese gaming company is having layoffs in its U.S. offices. The company just came off a very poor quarter where it was h...
01:13 am GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Revolve Robotics Announces Kubi, A Telepresence Rig That Works Like Your Neck
Kubi means "neck" in Japanese and that's just what this new telepresence product is supposed to reproduce. This rig, designed to work with any tablet, essentially creates a user-controlled pivoting sy...
01:07 am GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Mujjo Touchscreen Gloves
The Nokia Lumia 920 can be used with any gloves: it's a miracle. But for the vast majority of other smartphones, that's not the case, so there are a variety of sellers making touchscreen compatible gl...
01:06 am GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide Giveaway: A Brand New Lytro Camera #LytroMeTC
We've written numerous posts about the Lytro camera and have done gift guide reviews on it, so we thought -- why not give one away? Thanks to Lytro, we have one free 8GB camera to give away.The Lytro ...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch In the Studio, Canaans Ross Fubini Brings An Engineers Mind To Sand Hill Road
"In the Studio" begins to wind down the year by hosting someone who can lay claim to the following roles -- developer, engineer, CTO, VP of Engineering, and founder -- and now, after a few years of an...
12:59 am GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Relaunches NextUp Program To Find Collaborative Creators
YouTube is launching the next round of its YouTube NextUp program with collaboration in mind. YouTube will choose 30 creators who have decided to partner up and create videos together, and will provid...
12:24 am GMT - Fri, December 7, 2012
Techcrunch Peanut Labs Launches Samplify, Promising A DIY, Flexible Approach To Market Research
Social media research company Peanut Labs is launching a new product today called Samplify, which co-founder and CEO Noman Ali described as a "DIY" approach to the company's core sampling product.Norm...
11:53 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify: The Music Service That Facebook Could Have Been, Wanted To Be, Or Might Be One Day?
"After I became an investor at Facebook, I started looking at every single music service out there," said Sean Parker today.It was a side comment, made at the Spotify event in New York, as he shared a...
11:51 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch iPad Users More Likely To Buy Games Via Ads, But iPhone Users Still The Most Desirable Audience
A new report from mobile ad network Chartboost suggests that while the iPad is the best platform in terms of getting return on advertising spend for mobile game developers, the iPhone is still seen as...
11:43 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Today Is The Last Day To Nominate Your Favorites For The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards
The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards are coming up fast and today is the absolute last day to nominate your favorites in technology. Nominations close tonight at 11:59pm PT and will not be open again, so t...
11:22 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch American-Made Macs: Whats The Big Picture?
As the Internet begins its Kremlinological reading of Tim Cook’s recent interviews (and make no mistake that these interviews are a calculated effort to brush away multiple company missteps), le...
11:15 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Sync.ME Launches Android Version After After Hitting Five Million Installs On iPhone
Cobook, a contact management app alternative to Mac OS X's default address book, today released its iOS version, which creates a unified address book by syncing your iPhone contacts with data from soc...
11:15 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Syrias Internet Blackout: How The Government Could Have Done It
Last week, the entire country of Syria went through an Internet blackout. The country's repressive regime claimed that a terrorist attack had taken out the physical cables that connect it to the rest ...
10:43 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Lars Ulrich, The Notorious Napster Destroyer, Announces His Band Metallicas Music Is Now On Spotify
Lars Ulrich of Metallica has just come on stage at Spotify's press event to tell the world his band is embracing streaming and all of its music is now available on Spotify. Lars famously raged against...
10:41 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch App Search Startup Xyo Scores A Deal With Nokia To Land On Lumia Phones
Xyo, an app search engine based in Germany, scored a partnership with Nokia to help Lumia users find the best Windows Phone apps. If you enter the name of an iOS or Android app you like, you'll get a ...
10:22 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Dan Levy Touts Small Business Growth: Advertisers Have Nearly Doubled Since January, Promoted 2.5M Posts
Dan Levy, who leads the small business team at Facebook, is on stage right now at the Interactive Local Media West conference in Los Angeles, where he's talking about the results small businesses have...
10:18 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify By The Numbers: Now 5M Paying Subscribers, With 1M In The U.S. Alone; 20M Users Overall
Spotify has become a juggernaut in the music industry, and today the music streaming company released some numbers to prove it. It now has 20 million users overall, with 5 million of them paying month...
10:08 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch T-Mobile Announces Agreement With Apple, Likely To Offer The iPhone, iPad Or Both In 2013
T-Mobile is often in the business of explaining to its customers why it doesn't offer the iPhone, but today the company said via a release on its financials that it will actually be working with Apple...
10:07 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Cobook Brings Its Unified Address Book To iPhone
Cobook, which has long offered a contact management app alternative to Mac OS X's default address book, is today finally available on mobile with the debut of itsiOS application. Like its desktop coun...
10:01 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Spotify Launches Influencer Following Music Graph, Collection, And Instant Previews To Aid Discovery
Spotify employees in the crowd at its New York City press event are chatting about the influencer following system its about to launch, confirming my scoop from late November. Founder Daniel Ek announ...
09:31 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Im Not Afraid Of 3D-Printed Guns
As someone who has been following the 3D printing revolution very closely, I'm convinced it will bring about a new industrial revolution. What that means - and where it will put us at the end of the d...
09:07 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Real Estate App Open Home Pro Expands Beyond Open Houses, Now Lets Realtors Post Listings From Their iPhones
Open Home Pro, a startup that began as an iPad application allowing realtors to collect info from potential buyers at open houses, is today launching a new app for iPhone. Unlike its big-brother count...
08:55 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Soleio, The Veteran Facebook Designer Behind The Like Button, Joins The Dropbox Team
Soleio Cuervo styled the social layer as one of Facebook's first designers. Now he's off to define the data layer, as this afternoon he'll announce he's going to work for Dropbox. Kown by just his fir...
08:55 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Soleio, Veteran Facebook Designer Behind The Like Button, Joins Dropbox Team
Soleio Cuervo styled the social layer as one of Facebook's first designers. Now he's off to define the data layer, as this afternoon he'll announce he's going to work for Dropbox. Known by just his fi...
08:53 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Adds AB Testing For Android Developers, Says App Downloads Grew 500 Percent In 2012
Amazon today announced a feature meant to entice more Android developers into bringing their applications to Amazon's Appstore platform: A/B testing for Android applications. What this means is that d...
08:53 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Adds AB Testing For Android Developers; Says App Downloads Grew 500 Percent In 2012
Amazon today announced a feature meant to entice more Android developers into bringing their applications to Amazon's Appstore platform: A/B testing for Android applications. What this means is that d...
08:33 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Explainer: What Power The UN Actually Has Over The Internet (Hint: Not Much)
Google and much of the tech press are collectively freaking out over the alleged United Nations plot to "take over" the Internet being proposed at a gathering of the International Telecommunication Un...
08:25 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Data Visualisation Startup Qunb Wins LeWeb Paris 2012 Startup Competition
Data visualisation startup Qunb just won the LeWeb Paris 2012 Startup Competition. Second placed was data-over-2G mobile startup Be-Bound, and third place went tomobile app Recommend. The judges were ...
08:21 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Mushkin Pushes The Envelope On Flash Storage For Ultrabooks With New 480GB mSATA Solid State Drive
Flash memory maker Mushkin today announced an industry first: a 480GB solid state drive on a single module that uses an mSATA connector for space conservation. This allows for nearly 500GB of high-spe...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Frequency Launches An iPhone App For Personalized Mobile Video Discovery
One of these days, someone's going to crack the puzzle of how to sort through all the gazillions of videos available online and on connected devices. In the meantime, I'm just going to keep writing ab...
07:54 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Punchbowl Partners With A Dozen Retailers To Add A Gift Card Option To Its Greeting Cards
Punchbowl, the party planning site that expanded into digital greeting cards last year, is today announcing a series of new partnerships that will allow consumers to send out greeting cards with gift ...
07:31 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Happy Endings: Google Reportedly Working On Parental Controls For Chrome
Hiding quietly in a deluge of brand new Google software updates, including major updates to Google+, the search giant has been tinkering with a new feature for Chrome that should leave parents qu...
07:05 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Introduces Communities To Replace Old School Groups, Forums And Message Boards
Whether you use Google+ knowingly or not, meaning whether or not you actually engage on the destination site, you have to realize that the project has been a complete shift for the entire company...
07:05 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Google+ Shares Numbers: More Than 500M Upgraded, 235M Active Across Google, 135M In The Stream
Today, Google was extremely busy in launching Snapseed's photo editor for Android, making it free for iOS, as well as showcasing its new Communities product for Google+.In addition, the company h...
07:05 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Deep Dive With Googles Snapseed Team: Android App Launches, iOS Is Free And Instagram Should Watch Out
One of the things that we hear the most from pundits when Google acquires a company, much like it did Nik Software, makers of the gorgeous and dead-simple to use app Snapseed, is "What will they end u...
07:04 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Automattic Founder Matt Mullenweg Talks WordPress, Blogging And Twitter VS. Instagram At LeWeb
At LeWeb Paris today, Automattic's founder Matt Mullenweg and Gigaom's Om Malik took the stage to talk about WordPress, the state of blogging and the recent friction between Twitter and Instagram....
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch PaeDae Launches White-Label Gaming Prize Network
Santa Monica company PaeDae launches its new prize network for online and mobile game developers today. The best way to describe how the network works is: "It's like a white-labeled version of Kiip, b...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch HootSuite Gets Creative, Now Integrates Vimeo For Video, WordPress For Blogs, And Pinterest Tracking
HootSuite, now at 5 million users, built its reputation as an enterprise tool to manage engagement on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ -- with Twitter being an espe...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Knotch Launches On iOS To Give Opinion Sharing More Color
Startup founders are apparently still holding out hope for the social recommendations space, and today, yet another app has launched with its own take on mobile opinion sharing. After three months in ...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Transparency, $100M U.S. Mac Manufacturing Investment, Forstall, Maps And More
In one of the most candid, and certainly most extensive interviews with Apple CEO Tim Cook on record, Bloomberg Businessweek today got the executive to open up about Apple and discuss some of the rece...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch The Onion: Apple To Fix Map Software By Rearranging Earths Geography
We heart you, The Onion. America's premier fake news channel has discovered Apple's plans to fix its notoriously bad maps software by rearranging the Earth's geography. "Apple is committed to providin...
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Patents A Smart To-Do List That Uses Contextual Information From Your iPhone To Fill The Gaps
An Apple patent filing published by the USPTO on Thursday describes a task manager that goes well beyond the standard Reminders app that is now built in to iOS and Mac devices. The patent describes a ...
05:24 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch RIM Woos Enterprise Customers With One Free BlackBerry 10 Handset Per Company If They Start Getting Ready For BB10
RIM's latest move to shore up the remainder of its BlackBerry user base focuses on the enterprise segment. It's announced a program to encourage businesses currently using BlackBerrys to start learnin...
03:52 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch U.K. Government Finds 50M To Fund New Hub For E. Londons Startup Cluster, To Host Co-Working Space, Classrooms, Workshops
The U.K. government is throwing another swathe of money at the east end of London -- announcing a 50 million plan for regeneration of the Silicon Roundabout area. The funding will go towards establish...
03:52 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch U.K. Government Finds 50M To Fund New Hub For E. Londons Startup Cluster; To Host Co-Working Space, Classrooms, Workshops
The U.K. government is throwing a big swathe of money at the east end of London -- announcing a 50 million plan for regeneration of the Silicon Roundabout area. The funding will go towards establishin...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Polar Mobile Launches MediaEverywhere Hybrid Mobile Cross-Publishing Platform For Media Companies
Polar Mobile, a pioneer in creating publishing apps for top media brands back when the move from print and web to mobile was still a novel concept, today opened up the next stage in its content delive...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch While TaskRabbit Ponders UK Launch, Two Local Competitors Emerge: TaskPandas And Sorted
While us Brits wait for San Francisco, U.S.-based TaskRabbitto launch this side of the pond, at least two local competitors have emerged.The opportunistically named TaskPandas, founded by Farrukh Khan...
02:24 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Finally Reclaims Its Namesake, Launches In Brazil With Kindle Store, Kindle Devices Coming In Weeks
Amazon is continuing its global march by making a big move into the country that could rightfully lay claim to being responsible for Amazon's name: today the online book and retail marketplace announc...
02:24 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Reclaims Its Namesake, Launches In Brazil With Kindle Store, Kindle Devices Coming In Weeks
Amazon is continuing its global march by making a big move into the country that could rightfully lay claim to being responsible for Amazon's name: today the online book and retail marketplace announc...
02:24 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Amazon Reclaims Its Namesake, Launches In Brazil With Kindle Store; Kindle Devices Coming In Weeks
Amazon is continuing its global march by making a big move into the country that could rightfully lay claim to being responsible for Amazon's name: today the online book and retail marketplace announc...
01:35 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch They Screwed Us. Right Before They Screwed Us Again. #poohead
We just got screwed. More on this below. Nobody says “Web 2.0” anymore. The term just didn’t stand the test of time, long ago it became cliched. But a handful of years ago it had rea...
12:50 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch A Sign Of More Openness: Windows Azure Mobile Services Adds Push Notification For iOS
Windows Azure Mobile Services has added push notification for developers so they can fire off updates that may include sounds, badges or SMS messages....
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch After A Win In D.C., Uber Now Faces Up To 25 Charges In Toronto, Will Go To Court In January
It's been a bumpy ride for Uber. The mobile-first, on-demand limo and taxi service is now in (or is soon to launch in) 24 cities. But, as you've likely heard by now, while Uber and its ilk may represe...
12:21 pm GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch New Version Of The Apple-HTC Agreement Reveals More About The Deal
Samsung has filed a redacted version of the Apple-HTC settlement and license agreement as part of the injunction court hearing scheduled to take place in federal court later today. Samsung wanted the ...
09:41 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch The Lives of Others: Civo Gives Strangers A Friendly Place For Visual Conversation
Civo is a beautiful new social discovery app that seeks to break users out of their social or geographic networks without forcing them to leave their comfort zones. It went live last week and is avail...
07:25 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Drops 6.4% Due To Volatility And Uncertainty: The iPad Mini Is Out, Now What?
Today, Apple shares fell 6.43 percent to 538.79, which represents a $34.8 billion market cap write-off. Analysts have been looking for reasons for the drop all day long without finding a single one th...
07:20 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Google Updates Maps For 10 Countries and Regions In Europe, Ground Truth Now At Work In 40 Countries
When we sat down with the Google Maps team a few months ago, we got an inside look at how Google makes its Maps product the best, most authoritative and reliable service in the world. Google says over...
07:04 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Zynga Makes First Move Towards Gambling In Nevada, Says Process Will Take More Than A Year
Zynga has applied for a "preliminary finding of suitability" from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, which the first step towards offering real-money gambling games in that state. The news broke in the ...
06:49 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Addvocate, The Startup Led By UserVoice Co-Founder Marcus Nelson, Hires The YourTrove Team
Addvocate, a startup offering tools for businesses to encourage social media advocacy in their workforce, has hired the team behind social search service YourTrove.The two companies were working on so...
05:36 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch DCs New E-Hail Rules Are Good News For Uber, But Could Be Bad News For Lyft And SideCar
Uber's victory in D.C. isn't just about the company ensuring its own feasibility in that market -- it's also about shutting other competitors out. If you take a look at what the D.C. council proposes,...
05:31 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch As Part Of Its Sad Fight For Relevance, Blockbuster May Start Selling Mobile Phones In Its Stores
Blockbuster has definitely seen better days, but now it's starting to seem downright desperate. According to a recent report from Bloomberg, Blockbuster is reportedly gearing up to sell mobile phones ...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Citrix Acquires Zenprise For Undisclosed Amount As Mobile Device Management Market Shows Signs Of Consolidation
Citrix has acquired Zenprise, amobile device management company for an undisclosed amount. Citrix said the deal will help the company in its effort to develop a complete mobile suite that includes GoT...
03:54 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Exclusive: MAD Magazine Celebrates The Dumbest Things In 2012, Facebook IPO Is #16
Because TechCrunch is often called a "major tech news source" and the folks at MAD Magazine "don't know any better," we've been given exclusive, exciting access to the cover of MAD Magazine #519, the ...
03:23 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Lets Small Businesses Quickly Contact Its Customer Support Via Chat To Cut Call Center Costs
Understanding Facebook marketing and ads can be tough for small businesses. To address this issue, Facebook's customer-service department has been quietly testing a Salesforce-powered system that lets...
02:56 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch MB&Fs New Lamborghini-Inspired Watch Is Beautiful, And Relatively Affordable (But Still $63K)
If you're into drooling over watches that you'll likely never be able to afford (and I am), then you'll probably recognize the name MB&F (Max Busser & Friends). The boutique watch-maker has cr...
02:51 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Said To Be Prepping Its New M7 Flagship Android Phone For A Q1 2013 Launch
Financially speaking, HTC hasn't had the best track record this year. Even after promising to focus on hero devices in 2012, the company has had to deal with rough quarter after rough quarter. It seem...
02:38 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch High-Skilled Immigration Reform Stopped In Senate
As expected, the last great hope for immigration reform quickly died in the United States Senate, as the Democratic majority will likely follow through on a promise to kill the STEMS Jobs Act. Enginee...
02:20 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch TechForward Wins $27M In Lawsuit Against Best Buy Over Stolen Trade Secrets
Score one for the small guys. Startup TechForward just won a huge lawsuit against electronics retailer Best Buy over misappropriated trade secrets. The judge has awarded TechForward $22 million in dam...
02:18 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Court: Verizon Must Offer Reasonable Roaming Rates Or Ditch Mobile Internet Entirely
Regional cell phone carriers and the Federal Communications Commission broke out the champagne yesterday as a US appeals court unanimously declared that Verizon must offer "reasonable" rates to custom...
02:12 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Google Now Updated With Passbook-Style Boarding Passes, Improved Local Discovery And Song Identification
Google today pushed an update for its Google Search app for Android that packs a powerful new punch for Google Now. The digital assistant baked into Android 4.1 or higher now watches your inbox for bo...
01:50 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Weekend Winner Groupnotes Finds Plenty Of Early Appetite For Its Collaborative Education Product
Groupnotes, a Canadian startup with a team spread across Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario, was crowned the overall winner of Startup Weekend's Global Startup Battle today. The international contest is al...
01:45 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch 9Slides Launches To Combine Slide Presentations With Video For Viewing On Any Device
9Slides is a cloud-based service that marries slides with video, allowing its users to create hosted multimedia presentations. Once published, these presentations are available for viewing on almost a...
01:39 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Social Voting App Polar Has Had Over A Half Million Votes In Its First Eleven Days
Hot-or-not is a site that most of us who have used the web are familiar with. Sit down at your desk, look at pictures and profiles of a bunch of people, and respond to them with an easy voting interac...
01:24 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch QVC Acquires Social Classifieds Veteran Oodle To Help Power Its Social Commerce Evolution
Founded in 2005 by former Excite execs, Oodle quickly became one of the largest aggregators and search engines for classifieds on the Web. After some bumps and hiccups along the way, the company began...
01:15 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Disrupting Discounts: ifeelgoods Relevant Rewards Attract Shoppers Better Than Dollars Off
It turns out people are 3X more likely to click through an ad and 30% more likely to make purchase that offers a $5 gift card compared to $5 off. That bit of social engineering gives personalized ecom...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Founders Story: Hearsay Socials Steve Garrity On How To Build A Strong Engineering Culture
Earlier this week, I sat down with Steve Garrity, co-founder and CTO of Hearsay Social. Steve shares his thoughts and learning from managing an engineer-driven company that expanded from zero to one h...
12:49 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Beefing Up Its Entertainment Content, Xbox Unveils New Apps From Blip.TV, Rhapsody, LOVEFiLM, IGN And More
Microsoft is making a big push to bring more content to Xbox and some of the more recognizable names in entertainment have responded by building apps for the console, bringing their services into your...
12:11 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch News App Circa Launches Web View And Twitter Feed So Everyone Can Read Stories Anywhere
We told you about Matt Galligan's news app for iOS, Circa, a few months ago. Basically, it breaks down "stories" into more consumable chunks so that you can follow something as it happens. It was part...
12:11 am GMT - Thu, December 6, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Changes Name Of Subscribe Feature To Follow So People Understand Its Just Like Twitter
Facebook Subscribe lets you get feed updates from people who don't have to Subscribe back. It's essentially Twitter within Facebook. So to reduce confusion and hopefully boost traction, it's adopting ...
10:39 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch AT&T Launches AT&T Alerts, A Location-Based Deal Alert Service, As The Field Grows More Crowded
AT&T today announced AT&T Alerts, a service to help make shoppers aware of nearby deals via opt-in discounts delivered directly to their phones via SMS based on geo-location. At launch, partic...
10:17 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Nielsen: 85 Percent Of Tablet And Smartphone Owners Use Devices As Second Screen Monthly, 40 Percent Do So Daily
Measurement firm Nielsen today released new figures on second screen adoption, expanding on itsresearch from October which mainly focused on the differences between men and women's TV viewing behavior...
10:10 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Prismatic Gets $15M From Jim Breyer And Yuri Milner To Attack The Impossible Problem Of Bringing You Relevant News
News aggregation is a glory-less pursuit, where even the companies that do succeed have to grapple with the fact that no algorithm is ever going to be as good as the human brain at judging what news/c...
10:02 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Auto Insurance Comparison Startup Leaky Launches Nationally, Raises $670K
Leaky, a Y Combinator-incubated startup that helps customers compare the price they'd pay with car insurance companies, is expanding to full nationwide coverage today.The startup first launched more t...
09:04 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Talks App Traction: 350 Apps Have 1M+ Monthly Actives On Site; Facebook Now Integrated In 200K Mobile Applications
Facebook today announced new numbers related to Facebook app usage on its site, as well as its integration into mobile platforms like iPhone and Android. The company said that there are now over 350 a...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch The Internet Giveth, And Taketh Away: Sometimes, Business Decisions Are Bad For Users
Just when you thought everything on the Internet was shiny and happy, things like today's Instagram decision to pull support for Twitter cards happens. Instagram CEO said at Le Web that it was purely ...
08:42 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Kevin Systrom: Facebook Is Still Trying To Figure Out How To Best Create Value Out Of The Instagram Acquisition
Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom sat down for a conversation with CrunchFund's MG Siegler for a discussion about the company's status after its acquisition by Facebook at LeWeb Paris 2012 to...
08:39 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch BlackBerry Curve 9320 Allegedly Explodes On A Boys Bed, Setting It On Fire
An 11-year-old boy named Kian McCreath from the UK says that a BlackBerry Curve 9320 exploded on his bed after being removed from the charger, leading the bed to erupt into flames and burn the boy's l...
08:36 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Kevin Systrom: Instagram Will Exist Independent Of Facebook For A Long Time To Come
Today Twitter and mobile photo-sharing app Instagram took one step apart from each other, but this isn't necessarily a sign that Instagram is stepping further into the arms of its new owner, Facebook....
08:34 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Eric Schmidt Compares Apple-Google Dealings To International Relations
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal published last night, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt shared some interesting perspective on the various legal threats facing his company, as well a...
08:11 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Kevin Systrom On Pulling Twitter Cards Integration: We Want Images Viewed On Instagram.com
Instagram has turned off Twitter Cards integration, leaving Instagram users on the short-winded social network with cropped, less-than-perfect copies of their masterwork in iPhonography. Kevin Systrom...
08:10 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Thermovape Will Ship Their Flagship Cera Ceramic Vaporizer This Month
One of our favorite hardware startups is pushing the vape-velope with their new Cera, a battery-powered vaporizer made almost entirely of stain-resistant ceramic. We visited their small factory outsid...
08:04 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Now With 50 Major Retailers On Board, Coupons.coms New iOS App Adds Passbook-Enabled Coupons
A little over a month after the digital couponing giant Coupons.combegan supporting Passbook-enabled coupons from its mobile website, the company is now adding support for the feature inits native iOS...
07:53 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch U.K. Government Expects 4G Auction To Make Just 3.5B, Big Step Down From 3Gs 22.5B
The U.K. government has already put a price on the sale of 4G spectrum frequencies -- due to kick off in January next year. Chancellor George Osborne is factoring into his policy decisions the sum of ...
07:50 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Crowdfunding Platform Indiegogo Launches Local Sites And Currencies For UK, Germany, France And Canada
Back in October crowdfunding site Kickstarter made an international move by launching in the UK and allowed the ability to enter payment info directly on Kickstarter in pounds sterling, rather than vi...
07:40 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Casios iPhone-Loving, Low Energy Bluetooth Smart Watch Might Be Just Smart Enough
Casio announced this week that its G-Shock watch with low-power Bluetooth 4.0 is shipping out to U.S. retailers now, after a delay of a year or more owing to a number of issues, including flooding in ...
07:31 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch IDC Raises Tablet Forecast For 2012 And Onward: 122.3M By Year-End, 172.4M By 2013; Android Gains, eReaders Lose
Analysts at IDC have today upped their tablet forecast for 2102 and onward, now predicting 122.3 million units for 2012, up from the firm's previous forecast of 117.1 million units. In addition, IDC r...
07:24 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Sonos Updates Controller App Can Now Stream Podcasts And Music From Your iOS Devices
If there's been one feature missing on the Sonos whole-home music system: Airplay. There were workarounds and hacks, but nothing quite let you stream your iOS music to devices in the home. Now, praise...
06:51 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch EU Sets Out Plans To Modernize Copyright For The Digital Age: User-Generated Content And Cross-Border Usage On The Agenda
Regulators are not known to be fleet of foot when it comes to responding to market conditions -- it can take years for something to get passed, or for fines to be levied on companies that violate anti...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch CipherCloud Raises $30M From Andreessen Horowitz For Cloud Encryption Technology
CipherCloud has raised a new $30 million round of funding from Andreessen Horowitzfor its cloud application security technology.The investment follows a previous seed round from Andreessen for $1.4 mi...
06:01 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Groupon Streamlines Its Food Operations: Mike DeLuca Now VP For Savored As Well As Breadcrumb
Groupon got put through the meat-grinder last week as founder and CEO Andrew Mason defended himself and managed tohold onto his role after another terrible earnings quarter. Now Groupon is getting dow...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Google Maps On The Wii U Lets You Wander The Worlds Streets With Your GamePad Beginning In January
While I've managed to resist the call of the Wii U so far, neat tricks with the GamePad like the newly-announced Google Maps app Street View integration have me sorely tempted. Nintendo announced toda...
05:38 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Trader Allegedly Attempted To Flip $1 Billion In Apple Stock With Firms Money, Plan Backfired
A stock trader named David Miller with Rochdale Securities called David Miller was arrested today on the grounds that he'd illegally purchased $1 billion in Apple stock, or 1.625 million shares on the...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Juniper Research: iPhone 5s Lack Of NFC Has Set Market Back By 2 Years In U.S., Western Europe; Global NFC Market Now Expected To Be Worth $110BN (Not $180BN) In 2017
Apple's decision not to add the NFC wireless transfer tech to the iPhone 5 has set the NFC market back by two years in the U.S. and Western Europe, says analyst Juniper Research. It has revised its fo...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Juniper Research: iPhone 5s Lack Of NFC Has Set Market Back By 2 Years In U.S., W. Europe
Apple's decision not to add the NFC wireless transfer tech to the iPhone 5 has set the NFC market back by two years in the U.S. and Western Europe, says analyst Juniper Research. It has revised its fo...
03:51 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Microsofts Steven Guggenheimer: Steven Sinofsky Is A Phenomenal Visionary Will Be Missed At Microsoft
At LeWeb Paris this morning, Microsoft's corporate vice president for its Developer & Platform Evangelism Group, just took the stage to discuss the state of the Windows 8 developer ecosystem and M...
03:49 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch After (Finally) Raising Funds, Storybricks Pivots To Give Games Studios An AI Boost
Storybricks, the AI gaming startup co-founded by serial entrepreneur Rodolfo Rosini, has announced that it's pivoting. Gone is the company's super-ambitious mission to create a new browser-based MMO t...
02:38 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Rocket Internet Raises Another $26M For Lazada, Its Asian Amazon Clone, As It Ramps Up Its Marketplace Ambitions
Rocket Internet is continuing its aggressive push in Asia, and is turning to more investment to do it: today the company announced that Lazada, its online shopping mall -- think Amazon here -- has pic...
02:38 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Rocket Internet Taps Summit Partners For Another $26M For Lazada, Its Asian Amazon Clone, As It Ramps Up Its Marketplace Ambitions
Rocket Internet, the incubator and investment vehicle run by the Samwer brothers,is continuing its aggressive push in Asia, and is turning to more investment to do it: today the company announced that...
02:34 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia Unveils Latest Windows Phone 8 Device: Lumia 620 Packs 3.8 Inch ClearBlack Display, NFC, Costs $249 (Before Taxes)
Marko Ahtisaari, Executive VP of Design, Nokia, has unveiled its latest Windows Phone 8 device: the Nokia Lumia 620.The product design chief was speaking at the LeWeb conference taking place this week...
02:23 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Europe Gets Its Entrepreneur Mojo Back With The Europas And Europioneers
Europe is clearly switching its cultural gears. From saying how things can't be done, to saying how thing can be done, our cultural mindset is changing, whether our politicians like it or not. The med...
12:34 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch The Gangnam Style Onslaught Continues With An Official Live Wallpaper For Android Devices
Its been, what, five months since PSYs Gangnam Style first made its YouTube debut? Youd think that Gangnam fever wouldve died out long ago, but it just keeps chugging along -- the video recently beat ...
12:31 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch A Disappointing Setback: Feds Close The Once-Heralded Apps.gov Cloud Storefront
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has closed Apps.gov, the once heralded cloud storefront established in the first months of the Obama Administration by former Federal Chief Information O...
12:31 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Feds Close The Once-Heralded Apps.gov Cloud Storefront
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has closed Apps.gov, the once-heralded cloud storefront established in the first months of the Obama Administration by former Federal Chief Information O...
12:17 pm GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Nokia announces the Lumia 920Ts China launch
Nokia announced today that it is partnering with China Mobile to bring the Lumia 920T to Chinese consumers. It will be the first Windows Phone to support the country's TD-SCMA standard, and the first ...
11:46 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch NYCs Mayor Challenges Designers, Hardware Hackers, And Policy Buffs To Reinvent The Humble Payphone
With cell phones as ubiquitous as they are (a recent report from the Pew Research Center purports that around 85% of American adults have one), it seems safe to say that the age of the pay phone is wi...
11:27 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Executive Jacqueline Reses Joins Alibaba Groups Board of Directors
Yahoo executive Jacqueline Reses is joining Alibaba Group's board of directors, a move that strengthens the already close bond between the Silicon Valley Internet giant and China's largest e-commerce ...
11:27 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoos Not Quite Done With Alibaba: Its People Person Jacqueline Reses Just Joined The Board
Yahoo may have finally reached a deal this past September to sell a 40% stake in China's e-commerce giant Alibaba for $7.6 billion, but it's not out of there altogether yet. Today, Alibaba announced t...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Kindle FreeTime Unlimited Offers Restricted Access To Content For Kids From Disney, Nickelodeon, DC Comics, And More
Amazon today launched FreeTime Unlimited, a subscription service that offers movies, games, and books forthe kids. The launch follows the recent software update to Kindle Fire, which introduced FreeTi...
08:21 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Facebooks Comeback Continues: $FB Set To Replace Infosys On The NASDAQ 100 Next Week
Facebook's stock price has taken a fairly consistent pummeling since its IPO on NASDAQ in May, as the company has provided its shareholders with plenty of reasons to worry about $FB. However, beginnin...
07:43 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Uber Is Launching Version 2.0, With A New Design, Fare Estimates, And Foursquare Location Data
I just downloaded the latest version of Uber, and I was presented with a brand spanking new design, as well as message announcing Uber 2.0, explaining that it's "a thorough overhaul" and that "as one ...
07:29 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch PeopleBrowsr Claims Twitter Changed Position On Eve of Discovery Over Federal Jurisdiction Request
Tonight, PeopleBrowsr, the company that filed a restraining order against Twitter to keep a hold of its firehose of data after they decided to end the deal it had in place with them. PeopleBrowsr says...
05:51 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Zimmerman Social Media Witch Hunt, Now Shameful With New Pictures Of Bloody Nose
The presumption of evidence means very little to an angry Twitter mob. Days after George Zimmerman was arrested for a messy altercation that tragically left 17-year-old Trayvon Martin dead, celebritie...
04:23 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch AOLs Advertising.com Group Acquires Retargeting Startup Buysight
AOL just announced that it has acquired Buysight, a startup offering ad targeting and retargeting.The startup will become part of the Advertising.com group, which includes AOL's various ad platforms, ...
04:20 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch The Reality Of The Global Messaging Market: Its Really Freaking Fragmented
It would be easy to assume that Facebook or Apple's iMessage are in a natural position to reach global dominance in smartphone messaging. But the reality is that the landscape looks very different and...
04:20 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch The Reality Of The Global Messaging App Market: Its Really Freaking Fragmented
It would be easy to assume that Facebook or Apple's iMessage are in a natural position to reach global dominance in smartphone messaging. But the reality is that the landscape looks very different and...
04:20 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Mr. Kalanick Goes To Washington: How Uber Won In DC
Uber won a huge victory today, as the D.C. city council approved a legislative framework for a new class of transportation services. The company has had its ups and downs with local regulators through...
04:05 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Past Unlawful Injunctions Shouldnt Cloud Samsung Galaxy S IIIs Future
Editor's note:Brian J. Love is an assistant professor of law at Santa Clara University School of Law, where he teaches courses in patent law and remedies.On the heels of losing a jury trial and a bill...
03:48 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Favorite Board Games For All Ages
Back in the olden days, before the kids had their smartphones and their Nintendo tapes and their Tivo, families used to get together in a room, open a paper box, and remove a set of boards and pieces....
03:33 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch DreamIt Ventures Teams Up With Blue Cross, Penn Medicine To Launch An Accelerator For Health Startups
While accelerators may be in a bubble, they're also beginning to have a measurable, positive impact on the ecosystem. The real opportunity, though, is not in creating another Y Combinator, but in buil...
03:13 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch YouTube Hits The iPad With iOS App Update, Now Tailored To iPhone 5 Screen, Too
Google hasupdatedits YouTube app with a new version that supports the iPhone 5's larger screen. It also brings the native app to the iPad for the first time since the built-in YouTube app was removed ...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch App Search Company Quixey To Power App Search Results On Ask.com
Quixey, the app search company that closed a $20 million Series B roundthis summer, is today announcing a major new partnership. Beginning today, the company's app search results will be integrated in...
02:41 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Google Left Phone Service Out Of Its Fiber Rollout Thanks To Pesky Regulatory Hurdles
To say that Google's high-speed Internet and television service has been warmly received in Kansas City is probably an understatement. But why didn't the search giant take a stab at disrupting phone s...
02:15 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Pandora Beats, Q3 2013 Revenue Up 60% To $120M, 59.2M Active Users, Net Income Of $2.1M, Q4 Forecast Lowered
Internet radio service Pandora released its financial results for the Q3 2013, ending October 31 2012. Revenues are up 60 percent compared to Q3 2012 and now represents $120 million. Pandora reported ...
02:15 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Pandora Beats, Q3 2013 Revenue Up 60% To $120M, Net Income Of $2.1M; Q4 Forecast Much Lower Than Expected
Internet radio service Pandora released its financial results for the Q3 2013, ending October 31 2012. Revenue is up 60 percent compared to Q3 2012 to $120 million. Pandora reported a non-GAAP earning...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Hands-On With Lytros Latest Features, Perspective Shift And Living Filters
Lytro promised that its camera was only the beginning of the new technology, which allows the user to change focus of the picture after it's taken. The data contained in a single digital image taken w...
01:42 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Herokus New Add-Ons Marketplace Is A Program In A Box For Developers
Herokuannounced anew version of its Add-Ons Marketplaceto give developers a "program in a box," so they can focus on the apps they're developing instead of spending time on such issues as marketing an...
01:36 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch eBay And PayPal Posted Their Biggest Mobile Shopping Days Ever On Sunday
Forget Cyber Monday, Black Friday and Thanksgiving. Although these days have been breaking records for online and mobile shopping this holiday season, it looks like even individual, non-Holiday days a...
01:13 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Canada Launches Indiegogo Campaign To Build A Resource Network For Canadian Entrepreneurs
Startup Canadatoday debuted a $100,000 Indiegogocrowdfundingeffortto try and raise money for building an online resource to help entrepreneurs across Canada gain access to crucial support and resource...
12:20 am GMT - Wed, December 5, 2012
Techcrunch Netflix Strikes Streaming Deal With Disney, Gains Exclusive Access To New Titles Beginning In 2016
Suscription streaming provider Netflix just struck a wide-ranging deal with Disney, which will give it access to a bunch of Disney classics, bolstering its collection of kid friendly content. And, beg...
11:14 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Calling Facebook A Democracy Is An Insult To Democracy
If voting makes an organization democratic, then China is a democracy, since citizens are permitted to elect their (relatively powerless) local representatives. Calling an organization "democratic," w...
11:12 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Analyst: Just 25 Developers Grabbed 50% Of App Revenues On U.S. App Store, Google Play Last Month; Earning $60M Between Them
The apps gold-rush has resulted in the majority of riches being concentrated in a few developers' hands: analyst house Canalys says just 25 developers accounted for half of app revenue on the two domi...
10:49 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Why Magazine Apps Suck
Well, The Daily failed. It wasnt all that fun while it lasted. And it didnt last all that long. If everyone had known that it was going to cost $25 million a year to run, it probably would have been e...
10:45 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch 2012 21.5-Inch Apple iMac Review: Slim, Sleek, And Stylish, But Far From Shallow
Apple's new redesigned iMac marks a significant departure from a physical design for the company's all-in-one desktop that's been relatively the same, with a few tweaks, since 2007. The new iMac repre...
10:41 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Winestyr, A Craft Booze Marketplace, Offers Wine Playlists To Help You Choose
As a hardcore boozehound, there's nothing I like better than to create a mood by putting on a Rush album and drinking down a bottle of vodka. But what about special occasions like the birth of a puppy...
10:37 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches Gmail 2.0 On iOS With New Design, Support For Multiple Accounts, Calendar And Google+ Integration & More
Google today is announcing a refreshed version of its native app on iOS devices, with the launch of Gmail 2.0. The app most noticeably introduces a cleaner-looking user interface, but it also brings a...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch AddAppt Debuts An Auto-Updating Mobile Address Book For iPhone
Addappt, a new startup from Crossloop co-founder and early LinkedIn employee Mrinal Desai, is officially launching today to tackle the surprisingly still cumbersome problem of maintaining an up-to-dat...
10:28 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Acquires Video Chat Startup OnTheAir Who Join Its Mobile Team To Help It Compete With Hangouts
Just 9 months after launch, video chat broadcasting app OnTheAir has been acquired by Yahoo for an undisclosed sum.All five team members are coming along to work on themobile team at Yahoo under Adam ...
10:28 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Yahoo Acquires Video Chat Startup OnTheAir Who Joins Its Mobile Team To Help It Compete With Hangouts
Just nine months after launch, video chat broadcasting app OnTheAir has been acquired by Yahoo for an undisclosed sum.All five team members are coming along to work on themobile team at Yahoo under Ad...
10:24 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch If Facebooks Not Buying WhatsApp, It Sure Seems Like Its Building It
So we hear rumors that Facebook's looking into buying messaging app WhatsApp. We do a post on it, writing simply that we are hearing those rumors and that Facebook might be interested in acquiring the...
10:11 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Awards Imagine Cup Grants To 5 Innovative Student Developer Teams
Every year, Microsoft hosts the Imagine Cup, one of the world's most influential student development competitions. The company pits developer teams from around the world against each other in a Disrup...
10:04 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Beatport Legally Protects DJs So They Can Sell Mixtapes Of Copyrighted Songs Without Fear Of Takedown
DJs don't write songs, they release mixtapes showing off their skills in music selection and blending. But since mixtapes often contain copyrighted material, they were illegal until now. Launching tod...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch iSpot.tv Comes Out Of Stealth To Become The IMDB Of Commercials And Provide A New Second-Screen Marketing Platform
There are a few places where users can already find their favorite TV spots online, but no definitive repository of commercials. That's why iSpot.tv wants to be the place to find TV ads online. The st...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Social Data Provider Gnip Announces Plugged In To Gnip Partner Program
For companies that want to use social data from services like Twitter, Gnip is one of the "re-sellers", if you will. The company has been a trusted partner of Twitter, WordPress, Disqus, and most rece...
09:59 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Clarity Raises $1.6M Seed Round From Baseline, Mark Cuban And More To Build Its Mentor Advice Network
Clarity, the startup that connects experts with advice-seekers for one-on-one calls via easy scheduling and management of the call process, today announced a $1.6 million seed investment round. The ro...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Join.me Updates iOS App: Now Lets You Host Meetings From Your iPad
Join.me, the online meeting service from LogMeIn, has today launched a notable update to its iOS application which adds the long-awaited functionality to actually host meetings from your iPad. The com...
09:17 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Has An Office Library Of Mobile Phones To Ensure It Works Across Developing Market Devices
The first world might use just a handful of handsets, but the key to Facebook's growth is emerging markets fragmented across over 7,000 smart and dumb phones. To help it bug test for all these, Facebo...
09:13 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch With The Rise Of New Apps, Okta Raises $25M For Identity Management Platform
Okta has raised $25 million for its identity management platform.The Series C round was led by Seqouia Capital with all the company's existing investors also participating. The investment brings Okta'...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Streetline Partners With Cisco To Bring Real-Time Parking Info To Cities
Finding parking is always a chore, but there are new tools and companies coming to make finding a place to leave your vehicle easier than ever. One startup focused on this problem, Streetline, is gett...
08:52 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Adevens New App Store Sentiment Analysis Tool Helps Developers Draw Useful Conclusions From App Reviews
App Store advertising firm adeven today unveiled a new tool for its apptrace mobile analytics platform, which provides sentiment analysis for the App Store's 24 million reviews. The free service lets ...
08:45 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch App.Nets Dalton Caldwell Talks About Business Models For The Internet Of Things And Unbundled Streams At LeWeb
Dalton Caldwell, the co-founder and CEO of Twitter competitor App.net, took the stage at LeWeb Paris to talk about the Internet of Things and how to make money on it by helping users make sense of the...
08:29 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Its Official, EMCs Paul Maritz To Lead Cloud and Big Data Platform Play With 1,400 Employees Under His Command
It's official, after weeks of a rumored change, EMC and VMware have announced this morning the "Pivotal Initiative," a cloud and big data play that will be led by Chief Strategy Officer Paul Maritz.VM...
08:21 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Google Announces $23M Global Impact Awards Program To Kickstart Nonprofit Tech Innovation
Today, Google announced a new program called the "Global Impact Awards" to help jumpstart technology innovation in the nonprofit sector, an area that surely needs a kickstart....
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Webinar Startup BrightTalk Re-Launches Its Website, Adding HTML5 Video And Sharing Features
Webinar distributor BrightTalk launched as a platform through which organizations could upload and share webinars and other marketing materials with partners and potential customers. Thats a thoroughl...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Twos Company: U.K.-Based Crowdfunding Platforms Peoplefund.it And Crowdfunder Merge; Crowdfunding Space Now (Slightly) Less Crowded
A spot of consolidation in the crowded crowdfunding space today: two U.K. crowdfunding platforms, Crowdfunder and Peoplefund.it, have announced plans to merge, combining their technology and marketing...
07:56 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Its All Blurry: CollegeHumor Makes Fun Of Nickelback And Instagram
If you were searching for your daily dose of morning hilarity, look no further. CollegeHumor has just posted a Nickelback parody of the Photograph music video, substituting the theme of physical photo...
07:36 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Brand-To-Retailer Marketing Platform Promoboxx Closes Seed Round With $1.375 Million In New Funding
TechStars Boston 2011 gradPromoboxx, a startup offering a brand-to-retailer marketing platform, has raised an additional investment of $1.375 million to close its Series Seed round of financing. The c...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Former Greylock EIR And LinkedIn Product VP Adam Nash Joins Financial Planning Startup Wealthfront As COO
Disruptive financial planning startup Wealthfront has scored a big talent win today with the addition of Greylock EIR and former LinkedIn and eBay Product exec Adam Nash as COO....
07:29 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Googles Knowledge Graph Expands To More Languages, Including Italian, French, Japanese And Russian
Google Fellow Ben Gomes just took the stage at LeWeb Paris and announced that Google's Knowledge Graph project is now available in a number of new languages, including Italian and Russian (we're still...
07:18 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Karma Launches Its $79 4G Mobile Hotspot And Pay-As-You-Go Data Plan That Reward Users For Sharing Their Bandwidth
The founders behind Karma (no, not that Karma) think that there's something fundamentally broken in the market for mobile providers. And they're hardly alone. So, the TechStars grads set out to create...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch PhoneJoys New Play GamePad Is A Universal Smartphone Game Controller That Hugs Your Gadget
I would love to do more gaming on my Sony PlayStation Vita, but there just aren't enough games I'm interested in, and I'd love to do more gaming on my iPhone or Android handsets, but I still long for ...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch TripAdvisor Combines Philanthropy And Marketing By Letting Reviewers Give A Free $25 Kiva Microloan
TripAdvisor is putting up $250,000 of its own money to allow 10,000 people who leave a review on its site to allocate a $25 Kiva microloan to a fledgling entrepreneur in the country they visited. It c...
06:41 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Pudding Monsters: Cut The Rope Developer Zeptolab Announces Its Next Game
Zeptolab's Cut the Rope is, without doubt, one of the most successful casual games of the last few years. Today, after 250 million downloads of the original game, the company just announced the launch...
06:37 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Evernote Expands Its Premium Offerings: Evernote Business Now Live In 7 Countries With Sharing, More Data And A New Searching Algorithm
Evernote, the popular personal information and productivity app that last week announced another $85 million in financingand more than 45 million users, is continuing to expand its platform to cover e...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch ScaleIO Raises $12 Million For Software-Based Storage To Compete Directly With EMC, IBM And Hitachi Data Systems
ScaleIO has raised $12 million in a Series A round from Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), Greylock Partners, and private investors for its software defined storage technology.ScaleIO is one of a new bre...
06:19 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch ThisNext Launches Glossi, Its Free Digital Magazine Builder
Glossi, the digital publishing platform from social commerce company ThisNext, is going into public beta today, which means that a much broader group of people can use Glossi's tools to build and publ...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch BBM Money Launching In Indonesia Shortly, Will Enable Peer-To-Peer Funds Transfer Via Messenger
RIM today confirmed earlier reports it was planning a transactional service attached to BBM that would allow for direct money transfers, and put a name to the service BBM Money. In an interview with ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Kicksend Makes It Easier To Share Photos With Friends And Family, Now Offers Prints At Target And CVS
The latest update to Kicksends mobile apps seeks to make it even easier for users to share photos between groups of friends or family, and to send physical copies of those photos to the people they ca...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Green Throttle, The New Startup From Guitar Hero Creator Charles Huang, Gets $6M To Redefine Console Gaming For A Mobile World
The concept of video gaming has changed a lot in recent years, as mobile devices have become ubiquitous. And while more types of people may be indeed be playing more games more often these days, even ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch No Facebook Account Required: Facebook Messenger For Android Allows Sign Ups With Just A Phone Number
Today Facebook announced its first ever product open to people without a Facebook account. Starting now, the Messenger for Android app, and later its iOS counterpart, will allow signups from non-Faceb...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch No Facebook Account Required: Facebook Messenger For Android Lets You Sign Up With Just A Phone Number
Today Facebook announced its first ever product open to people without a Facebook account. Starting now, the Messenger for Android app, and later its iOS counterpart, will allow signups from non-Faceb...
05:28 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Boombot Rex, A Durable, Affordable Bluetooth Speaker For The Adventurous Crowd Hits Kickstarter
There are plenty of Bluetooth speakers to choose from, which is exactly why I asked Boombotix co-founders Lief Storer and Chris McKleroy what made them think the market needed another one. But Boombot...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Ad Targeting Startup Adelphic Mobile Raises $10M Led By Google Ventures
Adelphic Mobile, a mobile ad startup founded by executives from Quattro (which Apple acquired and turned into its iAd program), has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Google Ventures. The s...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch SmartThings Closes $3M Seed Round, Led By First Round Capital, Launches Competition To Grow Community Of Smart Object Developers
Internet-of-things startup, SmartThings, has closed a $3m seed round. The round was led by First Round Capital and includes contributions from a swathe of angel networks and angels, including SV Angel...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Poshmark Nabs $12M Series B Led By Menlo Ventures To Expand Its Mobile Fashion Marketplace Beyond iOS
Clothing swap meets have been happening for many years, so they are indeed a tried-and-true "industry" of sorts -- but can one be worth tens of millions of dollars? Well, it is scaled up to include pe...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Soundcloud Revamps Site, Announces New Numbers: 180M Users A Month And Counting
It's been a while since we heard new user numbers from the "YouTube of audio" startup Soundcloud (though not much of a startup these days), so Le Web in Paris was as good a time as any to announce new...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Soundcloud Revamps Site, Announces New Numbers: Reaches 180M Users A Month And Counting
It's been a while since we heard new user numbers from the "YouTube of audio" startup Soundcloud (though not much of a startup these days), so Le Web in Paris was as good a time as any to announce new...
04:04 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Last.fm Founders Next Track: Lumi, A Site That Uses Your Browsing History To Help You Discover Things On The Web
Felix Miller and Martin Stiksel, the co-founders of the music discovery and streaming site Last.fm, went into a kind of startup hibernation after selling their early-moving, prescient startup to CBS i...
03:38 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Urban Airship Acquires Tello, Maker Of PassTools For Apples Passbook, Because Not All Brands Need Fully Featured Apps
A little over a year after Urban Airship's acquisition of location startup SimpleGeo, the company has moved to once again expand its feature set by acquiring venture-backed Tello in an all-stock deal....
03:22 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Bantr Goes International To Offer Soccer Fans A First Screen Experience Apparently
There are a whole host of second screen apps catering to sports fans (the UK's Fanatix springs to mind), so it's curious that Bantr, which sees its full global launch today, is billing itself as prima...
03:14 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Founded By 4 Ex-Googlers, QuBit Raises $7.5M Led By Balderton To Improve E-Commerce Personalization With Big Data
QuBit, a big-data startup whose analytics platform helps e-commerce sites with customer personalization, is today announcing that it has raised a Series A round of funding -- $7.5 million led by Balde...
03:06 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Health Moves Forward: FDA Approves AliveCors Heart Monitor For The iPhone
The next time your doctor says, "I have an app for that," try not to punch them in their stethoscope. Why? Because they just might be using AliveCor. For those unfamiliar, the San Francisco-based comp...
02:40 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Nests Tony Fadell Talks Thermostats, Apple, Kickstarter And Hardware Startups At LeWeb
At LeWeb Paris this morning, Nest Labs' Founder and CEO Tony Fadell took the stage with the Iliad Group's founder Xavier Niel to talk about his advanced thermostat and the Internet of Things....
02:37 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Every Little Bit Helps: To Shore Up Some Cash, Nokia Sells And Leases Back Its Espoo, Finland, HQ For 170 Million To Finlands Exilion
You know times are tough when you have to sell the HQ and rent it back to raise a little capital. Well that's exactly what the once mighty mobile maker, Nokia, is doing. The company has just announced...
02:02 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Europe v Facebook Privacy Campaign Group Is Preparing To Sue Facebook In Ireland, Sets Up Crowdfunding Platform To Fund Court Costs
The European activists behind the Europe v Facebook campaign group, which accuse the social network of violating Europe's Data Protection Laws, have stepped up their long running battle against it. Th...
02:02 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Europe v Facebook Privacy Campaign Group Is Preparing To Fight Facebook In Ireland, Sets Up Crowdfunding Platform To Fund Legal Fight Against Irelands DPA (Updated)
The European activists behind the Europe v Facebook campaign group have stepped up their long running battle against the social network. The group has indicated it is preparing to "fight" Facebook in ...
02:02 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Europe v Facebook Privacy Campaign Group Is Preparing To Fight Facebook In Ireland, Sets Up Crowdfunding Platform To Fund Legal Fight Against Irish DPA (Updated)
The European activists behind the Europe v Facebook campaign group have stepped up their long running battle against the social network. The group has indicated it is preparing to "fight" Facebook in ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Taggstar Adds Analytics To Its Interactive, Shareable, Shoppable Images
Wherever there is data, there shall be analytics. In a move that makes a lot of sense, Taggstar, the interactive images platform which makes images shareable and shoppable (along with other interactiv...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch France Telecom Invests Up To $20M In Lookout, Preloads Its Mobile Security Solutions On To Android Handsets
Lookout, the mobile security company with ambitions to become the Symantec of the wireless world, is picking up a new backer, and and a major distribution partner in its bid to become a household name...
11:49 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch PhoneScope 3D Gives iPhone Users A High-Res 3D Scanner in Their Pocket
The PhoneScope 3D offers high-resolution magnified 3D scanning that can have applications for users ranging from forensics specialists to CGI animators. But its developers mostly just want people to h...
10:19 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch OneSpot Launches Platform For Turning Articles Into Ads, Raises $1.5M
A lot of companies are getting into the content marketing business, creating blog posts and articles to promote their brands and products. But are they doing enough to promote that content? Well, star...
10:15 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Set Your iOS to Stunned: New Version of the Star Trek PADD App Now Available
Ever used your IOS device to imagine yourself as Lt. Nyota Uhura receiving an urgent communique from Starfleet? Then you are in luck the second version of the official Star Trek PADD app is now avail...
09:05 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Mary Meekers Year-End Trends Report: Mobile & Tablets = 24% Of Online Shopping On Black Friday, Up 18% From 2012
Kleiner Perkins Partner Mary Meeker publisher her annual "Internet Trends Year-End Report" tonight, providing an update on the glimpse she gave us into mobile trends back in November. As per usual, th...
08:33 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch China Unicom Receives Orders for More Than 100,000 iPhone 5 Units
China Unicom announced that it received orders for more than 100,000 iPhone 5 units on its first day of pre-sales, according to a report on Sina Tech. A subsidiary of rival wireless operator China Tel...
08:09 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Appenomics: Who Decided That Apps, Particularly Third-Party Twitter Apps, Had To Be Cheap?
Ninety-Nine cents here, a buck-ninety-nine there -- that's what we're used to spending when Apple introduced the App Store after the iPhone was launched. It was probably one of the most genius softwar...
07:05 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch jOBS: Ashton Kutchers Steve Jobs Biopic To Debut At Sundance In January
As you may have heard, Steve Jobs will be getting the Ashton Kutcher treatment in "jOBS", the first biopic to be released since the Apple co-founder passed away last year. Not to be confused with Aaro...
06:39 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Platform NewlyWish Looks to Disrupt $19 Billion Dollar Wedding Registry Industry
NewlyWish, the newly minted winner of the Women 2.0 Pitch NYC Startup Competition, provides a custom multi-merchant online marketplace. Users can choose from and register for goods at brick-and-mortar...
06:39 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Platform NewlyWish Looks to Disrupt $19 Billion Annual Wedding Registry Industry
NewlyWish, the newly minted winner of the Women 2.0 Pitch NYC Startup Competition, provides a custom multi-merchant online marketplace. Users can choose from and register for goods at brick-and-mortar...
05:23 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Doxie Go Scanner
The Doxie Go is a portable scanner with a built-in battery and 512 MB of internal memory. You can bring it anywhere with you and scan all your documents before throwing them away. But the best part is...
05:16 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch GitHub Hires Former Yelp CFO Vlado Herman To Help It Spend Andreessens $100M
Back in July, collaborative code repository GitHub raised a whopping $100 million from Andreessen Horowitz to build out an enterprise version of the service, among other things. Up until now, it's bee...
05:15 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch A Discussion About Amazing Innovation With Christian Sanz, Creator Of DroneGames [TCTV]
Christian Sanz, the Creator of the DroneGames, sat down with TCTV to discuss how it all came about, and who the brilliant folks are behind NodeCopter, the library that DroneGames participants used to ...
03:20 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Meet Turntables Piki, The First Music App To Do Social Music Sharing Right
Turntabletoday introducedPiki, a Pandora-like, human-powered radio app combined with powerful Twitter-inspired social features. With Piki, the most impressive part is that Turntable is one of the firs...
03:14 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Red Tricycle, A Digital City Guide For Parents, Raises $1.5 Million From Bob Pittman And Others
As a parent in New York, I'm often at a loss as to how to entertain my children. Do we shoot trap over the Brooklyn Promenade or hit the city dump to look at rats? Do we go for a swim in the Gowanus o...
02:52 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Enthuse Raises $1.3M From Greystripe Co-founder And Others To Help Sports Teams Reward Their Fans
In 2011, Brian York founded Enthuse as a way to give fans the ability to connect with their favorite sports teams via their mobile devices and get rewards for checking into games, snapping photos and ...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch WeVideo Launches New Cloud-Based Video Editor, Integrates With Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, Flickr & Google Drive
WeVideo launched to the public earlier this year after previously offering its cloud-based video editor to YouTube users. Now the startup is releasing a new update to the video editing product that is...
02:26 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Ford And Jimmy Fallon Turn To Twitter For Help Writing Lincoln Super Bowl Ad
Ford is launching a big marketing campaign to revive its Lincoln brand, and apparently Twitter will play a big role in those efforts, according to a story in Bloomberg.The automaker has hired Jimmy Fa...
01:56 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Chrome OS: Googles Most Underrated Project That Youve Already Been Testing And Just Didnt Know It
There are literally hundreds of devices to choose from when you're considering a new desktop computer, laptop or mobile device. We're overwhelmed by all of the choices we have, but choice is good. Whe...
01:50 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch SEC Filing: Ray Ozzies Startup Talko Raises $4 Million To Develop Cloud-Based Mobile Backend Services
According to a Securities and Exchange filing,Ray Ozzie's startup, Talko, has raised $4 million to fund the development of its mobile communications apps and services....
01:17 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Hey Guys This Is Barack: Obama Holds Chillaxed Fiscal Cliff Twitter Q&A
The world’s most powerful man went to Twitter to promote his plan to avoid the so-called ‘fiscal cliff‘ of impending tax hikes. If his style is any indication, the prez tweeted from ...
01:09 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Users Have 7 Days Starting Now To Vote On Clarified Policy Changes And If Theyll Keep Voting
Facebook has integrated feedback from regulators and users into a clarified set of site governance and privacy policy changes, and starting now users will have seven days to vote for or against them. ...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Rumored To Deliver Three New Surface Tablets In 2013
A relatively reliable MSFT tipster @MS_nerd recently tweeted that Redmond will release three new and distinct generations of the Surface tablet sometime in 2013. Ballmer recently said on a shareholder...
12:28 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Apples iOS Still Dominates Mobile Web Browsing, Little Has Changed Over Six Months Of New Devices
Users of Apple's iOS mobile operating system tend to be much heavier mobile web browsers than Android users, according to mobile ad network Chitika. That tendency hasn't changed very much at all durin...
12:24 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Keen On Ray Kurzweil: How Computers Will Reverse Engineer The Human Mind By 2029
A new Ray Kurzweil book is always a major event. And his latest work, How To Create A Mind: The Secret Of Human Thought Revealed, is classic Kurzweil - both infuriatingly brilliant and brilliantly inf...
12:09 am GMT - Tue, December 4, 2012
Techcrunch Google Launches Update To Maps API, Which Is Used By 800K Sites, With A Focus On Android Apps
Geolocation is very important for consumers these days, it's a technology that can be used in almost any application you can think of. Whether you want to shop, do volunteer work or meet new people, h...
11:31 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Snafu Or Sequel? Xbox Live Survey Hints At Unreleased HTC Titan III Windows Phone
In a recently released survey meant for Xbox Live users, Microsoft got a bit curious about people's smartphone preferences. Fair enough -- they've got some skin in the game, after all -- but there was...
11:27 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Five Things Apple Can Learn From Windows 8
I've been using Windows 8 off and on for the past few weeks and, while I agree with many of the sentiments expressed by folks like Chris Pirillo and our own MG Siegler, especially regarding the Surfac...
11:10 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch YC-Backed Telephony Startup Plivo Raises $1.75M From Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Qualcomm Inc. & SV Angel
Plivo, a Y Combinator-backed telephony startup that offers an API platform for voice and SMS applications, is today announcing it raised$1.75 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Battery ...
11:05 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Ask A VC Is Back With Felicis Ventures Aydin Senkut
Ask A VC, the TCTV show where you put VCs in the hot seat, is back, and I'm going to be hosting. I'm really excited about helping you get to know some of the investors behind the companies we write ab...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Google Chooses Kendo UI-Powered Camera App As Default For Chrome OS
The latest version of Google's ChromeOS now features a Camera app. That by itself wouldn't be all that interesting, given that operating systems like OS X have long included built-in camera apps, but ...
10:53 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch OMGPOPs Chief Revenue Officer Wilson Kriegel Becomes President, COO of Video Chat Startup Paltalk
Another one of Zynga's recent departures has landed. Wilson Kriegel, who was OMGPOP's chief revenue officer until the Draw Something maker was acquired for $210 million in cash and retention, is takin...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch ThisLife Launches Beautiful Online Photo Storage And Sharing Service, Uses Amazon Glacier To Keep Prices Very Low
ThisLifeannounced the launch of its online photo storage, management, and sharing service at Amazon re: Invent last week. The service, which raised $2.75 million from an impressive group of investors ...
10:21 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Capital One Debuts New Apps To Accept Check Deposits By Phone
Better late than never. Today, Capital One Bank added itself to the growing number of banks offering the ability to make check deposits using their smartphones. Like theinitiatives that have preceded ...
09:23 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Dear Santa: Please Buy Me This $26,000 Transforming Robot
I've seen a few transforming robots in my day but few are as fluid and fast as this odd creation from Brave Robotics, a Toyko-based company that is selling its creation for a mere 1.98 million Yen. Th...
09:20 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Dearest Tumblr User Worm Spreading Spam on Tumblr, Seen It? Then Log Out Of Your Browser
According to a report by The Next Web, there's a hack making its way through some prominent Tumblr blogs, including The Verge and CNet. Along with the spam on the pages itself, users are getting a pop...
09:20 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Dearest Tumblr User Worm Spreading Spam on Tumblr, Seen It? Then Log Out Of Your Browser [UPDATED]
According to a report by The Next Web, there's a hack making its way through some prominent Tumblr blogs, including The Verge and CNet. Along with the spam on the pages itself, users are getting a pop...
09:07 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch How Dev Bootcamp Is Transforming Education To Focus On Extreme Employability
Six months ago, Jessie Young, 26, was working as a marketing manager at Get Satisfaction - a hip, well-known startup. She loved her job. She loved the company. Its just that the developers seemed to b...
09:04 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Microsoft Invests $75 Million To Expand Digital Education In Africa
Last week, Microsoft announced a new investment of $250 million in itsPartners In Learning Project to equip teachers with the skills to teach I.T. and other technology-related subjects worldwide. Now ...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch The Dailys Final Day: About 100 Employees In The Newsroom, Little Inkling Of Layoffs
I spoke to a person inside The Daily who held a $40,000 reporter position for the now shuttered "daily iPad newspaper." While not completely blindsided, they had little inkling of what was going on in...
08:55 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Behind Valkee: The Finnish Startup That Shines Lights Into Your Ears To Cure The Winter Blues
Finland has produced Angry Birds and red-hot gaming company Supercell, but there's another profitable startup that's got a far unlikelier background and product.One of the more outlandish-sounding sta...
08:55 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Behind Valkee: The Profitable Startup That Shines Lights Into Your Ears To Cure The Winter Blues
Finland has produced Angry Birds and red-hot gaming company Supercell, but there's another profitable startup that's got a far unlikelier background and product.One of the more outlandish-sounding sta...
08:55 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch DocPlanner, The ZocDoc Of E. Europe, Raises $1M Series A, Backed By Point Nine Capital, Piton Capital, To Expand To 5 More Markets
DocPlanner, an online medical and dental appointment scheduling startup, based in Poland, has raised $1m in Series A funding to expand its geographical footprint beyond the five European markets it cu...
08:35 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch An Interview With Dan Gilbert, Self-Made Hometown Billionaire And The Leader Of The Detroit Renaissance
After mastering the mortgage pitch, Dan Gilbert is now attempting to sell an even bigger product: Detroit.There's something in the air in downtown Detroit. Depending on who you ask, it's a resurgence,...
08:31 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Part Burning Man, Part TED, A New Mountain Village Opens For Grand Pursuits
Investors and innovators have a new social playground in America's newest mountain village. Summit Series, host of a popular annual conference known for mixing revelry and social good, such as flying ...
08:22 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Make Way For Another Mobile Payment POSsibility: Shuttle By Adyen Launches Across All Of Europe
Competition in the nascent market for point-of-sale mobile payments gets a little more crowded today. Adyen, a Holland-based e-commerce specialist, is today launching Shuttle (pun intended). As the ba...
08:20 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Carrier-Led Mobile Payments Venture Isis Partners With USAT To NFC-Enable 7,500 Vending Machines In Select Test Markets
Isis, the carrier-led mobile payments venture backed by AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, is today announcing a partnership with USA Technologies, to introduce up to 7,500 NFC-enabled vending machines i...
07:46 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Mobile Drives Adoption Of Social Media In 2012: Apps & Mobile Web Account For Majority Of Growth; Nearly Half Of Social Media Users Access Sites On Smartphones
Research firm Nielsen andNM Incite, a joint venture between Nielsen and McKinsey, today published a comprehensive look at the state of social media ecosystem in 2012. Consumers now spend around 20 per...
07:25 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch The Little Black Dress Reinvented By You: Bow & Drape Reworks A Fashion Clich
Technology is quickly disrupting one of the oldest industries in the country, fashion. And customization is at the heart of that, whether it's personalized web fittings or Indie boutique pieces via Et...
07:08 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Pockets First Publisher Partner Is Kickstarter-Funded Long-Form Journalism Project Matter
Pocket, the save-for-later service that recently upgraded its API in order to make it easier for devs to integrate its services, today announced a new effort on the content partnership side, with new ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Blog Advertising Service Skyscraper Raises $500k Seed Round Led By Howard Lindzon And Tom Peterson Of Social Leverage
Skyscraper, the recently launched service that aims to make direct ad sales easier for bloggers, just announced that it has raised a $500,000 seed round led by Stocktwits founder and CEO Howard Lindzo...
06:41 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch News Corps iPad-Only Newspaper The Daily Shutting Down, Brand And Some Staff Folded Into New York Post
News Corp today announced that The Daily, it's iPad-only digital newspaper publication, would be stopping its standalone publication effective December 15, 2012. The Daily will continue as a brand as ...
06:41 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch News Corps iPad-Only Newspaper, The Daily, Shutting Down, Brand And Some Staff Folded Into New York Post
News Corp today announced that The Daily, it's iPad-only digital newspaper publication, would be stopping its standalone publication effective December 15, 2012. The Daily will continue as a brand as ...
06:33 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Droplet Plans To Disrupt Mobile Cash With No-Charges Payment App For iPhone
It's so simple and disruptive I wonder why others haven't really tried it. Droplet is a mobile money app on iOS that lets you load cash onto your phone and send payments to anyone - including particip...
06:26 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Pelican ProGear U145 Urban Tablet Backpack
Bag week is long over, but one of the sport packs we had left over kept grabbing my attention with its hardshell tablet pocket and comfy, ventilated mesh back support. So I decided to carry around the...
06:05 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Google Ventures Leads $1.2M Round For TrueLens, Which Uses Social Data To Improve Customer Targeting
Marketing startup TrueLens is announcing that it has raised a $1.2 million round of funding. The company is also unveiling its core customer intelligence product, which is calls Socialgraphics.Co-foun...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Cloud-Based Project Management And Collaboration Tool For The Enterprise, Smartsheet Raises $26M
Smartsheet, a company that develops a cloud-based collaboration tool for the enterprise, has raised $26 million from Insight Venture Partners and Madrona Venture Group. This brings the company's total...
05:52 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch The New iMac: Designed By Apple In California, Assembled In USA
Your next Mac could be assembled in America. Apple is assembling at least some of the new, ultra-thin iMacs within the USA. The backside stamp containing the serial code and FCC logo generally says "D...
05:10 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch iTunes Event Taking Place In Moscow On Dec 4: Is Russia Finally Getting Apples Music Service?
At long last,Appleappears tofinally be approaching a launch date for iTunes in Russia -- and it could come as soon as tomorrow. A tipster has forwarded us an email, in Russian, inviting a small group ...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch European Commission Wants Single Set Of Website Accessibility Rules To Apply To Government Sites By 2015
The EC has proposed new rules to improve public sector website accessibility for disabled people, describing the current situation as "dire" -- with only one third of Europe's 761,000 public sector an...
03:46 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Crazy-Stupid Or The Future? SoPost Wants To Turn Your Twitter Handle Into A Physical Address
Chalk this one up as crazy-stupid or the future: SoPost, a new UK startup launching today, is on a mission to reinvent the postal address by mapping things like Twitter handles, Facebook names, email ...
03:11 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch My-Apps Secures $1.5M From Russias Life Group To Build A WordPress For Apps
There are any number of 'apps builders' out there, from Appbreeder, Buzztouch, Apps-builder, Appsbar and Mobileappwizard (you get the drift), and even Apple has patented a tool for simple apple buildi...
03:11 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch My-Apps Secures $1.5M From Russias Life Group To Build A WordPress For Apps
There are any number of 'apps builders' out there, from Appbreeder, Buzztouch, Apps-builder, Appsbar and Mobileappwizard (you get the drift), and even Apple has patented a tool for simple app building...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Taxibeat Launches Its Taxi Driver Marketplace And Smartphone App In Paris Just In Time For LeWeb
What is it about taxi startups launching in time for LeWeb? Then again, you can't beat a captive audience. And so it is that Taxibeat, the hail-a-cab smartphone app and taxi driver marketplace, has la...
01:28 pm GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Dropbox Follows The Tech Crowd, Opens Dublin Office Says First European Office Will Be Hub For International Ops
Dropbox has become the latest tech company to open an office in Dublin -- land of Guinness and low corporate tax rates. Dropbox said the new office, its first in Europe, will serve as the center of th...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Happy Birthday, SMS!
On December 3rd, 1992 in the little town of Newbury, Berkshire, a UK programmer sent his best mate a few lines of greeting using a unique new technique called Short Messaging Service. The programmer, ...
08:43 am GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Whats Up With Whatsapp? Facebook Might Want To Buy It, Thats What
Whatsapp, the multiplatform mobile messaging app that has been one of the runaway success stories for ad-free, paid services, has been in talks to be acquired by Facebook, according to sources close t...
07:46 am GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Golden Gate Ventures and JFDI.Asia Announce Strategic Alliance For Asian Startups
Top Southeast Asia VCs Golden Gate Ventures and JFDI.Asia have announced a new strategic alliance that will focus on supporting early-stage digital start-up companies as they transition from concept t...
06:14 am GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Native Ads In 2013: Scale, Headlines As Banners, Mobile, Samsung, And Yahoo
Editors note:Dan Greenberg is the founder & CEO ofSharethrough, the native video advertising company. Five months ago, I published an article on TechCrunch that provided the first framework for th...
05:25 am GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Tim Berners-Lees Open Data Institute Gets Its First Outside Investment, $750K From The Omidyar Network To Top Up UKs $16M
The Open Data Institute, a UK-based incubator and promoter of open-data businessesthat was first conceived by Tim Berners-Lee and artificial intelligence pioneer Nigel Shadbolt, is today announcing it...
04:15 am GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch As Retail E-Commerce Sees Three Billion Dollar-Plus Days In The Past Week, Online Holiday Sales Jump 15 Percent To $20.4B
We've been wowed by the record breaking Black Friday and Cyber Monday spending data, but it looks like consumers are continuing to spend online for holiday shopping. comScore says that retail e-commer...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch The Death Of Paper
What does it say about us as a culture that is slowly killing off its primary method of information transferral. In 20 years, if there are no physical books, what will future cultures know about is in...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Philips Hue
Philips Hue are wireless LED lightbulbs that are controlled via an iOS app -- allowing you to change the shade and intensity of light they beam out, turn the bulbs on and off remotely, and set them to...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch The Philosophy Behind Amazon Web Services Cloud Strategy
On stage at AWS re:Invent last week, CTO Werner Vogels discussed Amazon Web Services’ cloud philosophy, increasingly driven by a belief in building architecture that is cost-aware and designed t...
12:01 am GMT - Mon, December 3, 2012
Techcrunch CrunchWeek, Vol. 2: Is Mason Out At Groupon; Twitter Vs. PeopleBrowsr And ICOA-Gate [TCTV]
As we mentioned a few weeks ago, we're introducing a new TechCrunch TV show called CrunchWeek, where we discuss a few of the past weeks more interesting stories. The aim is to get a bit more into the ...
11:38 pm GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Claims That PartyCall, France Telecoms Facebook Calling App, Was Its Idea
Two weeks ago, France Telecom-owned carrierOrange announced PartyCall, an app Orange said it created in "partnership" with Facebook for users to make mobile calls via the social network. Now a small s...
11:38 pm GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch Startup Claims That Party Call, France Telecoms Facebook Calling App, Was Its Idea
Two weeks ago, France Telecom-owned carrierOrange announced Party Call, an app Orange said it created in "partnership" with Facebook for users to make mobile calls via the social network. Now a small ...
11:38 pm GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch Paul Graham Says Y Combinators New Class Could Have Less Than 50 Startups
Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham just had a few interesting things to say about the accelerators Winter 2013 batch, the biggest of which is that it's going to smaller than before. Theres no firm nu...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Talking Tablet Smack
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor survived a rare Saturday recording session at the unstable directorial hands of Gillmor. Topics included ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch Iterations: Lets Hear From Developers In The War For Talent
Over the past few years, I've helped a small handful friends move from one gig to another. It's a highly personal process, and I'm not a "recruiting expert." Generally, in my limited experience, it of...
09:59 pm GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch Dronegames In San Francisco Features Twitter Fists, Groupon Leashes, MiFi And Botnets
Today, I got to judge a really cool competition, the Dronegames. Basically, a bunch of teams that like to hack on helicopter-like Drones came together in Groupon's San Francisco office to come up with...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch Reach Out And Touch No One
If the Internet, at its most basic level, was built around the idea of one human connecting with another human, is it really changing how this is done? To make it easier and better is no insignificant...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: A Smartphone Robot For Playtime And Panorama-Style Mobile HD Video
Editors note:Ross Rubinis principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive.High-quality videoconferencing was once the exclusive province of rich institutions with dedicated high-speed...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch Ways To Get People To Do Things They Dont Want To Do
Editors Note: Nir Eyal writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com.A reader recently asked me a pointed question: "I've read your work on creating user habit...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch A Full-Stack Web Team Will Provide Much-Needed Breadth And Depth To Your Startup
Editor's note: Phil Freo leads the engineering team atElasticSales.I have had to explain, even to technical recruiters, the differences between the roles on a web engineering team and that the lines t...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch Make Internships Count For The Student And The Company
Editor's note: DJ Patil is a data scientist in residence atGreylock Partners, andJulie Deroche runs the firm's university recruiting program.The pressure is already on for building the class of 2013 ...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch Breaking Through Cloud Addiction
Editors Note:Alexander Haislip is a marketing executive with cloud-based server automation startupScaleXtremeand the author ofEssentials of Venture Capital andThe Modern Business Guide to Panel Discus...
05:38 am GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Makes A Huge Data Grab By Aggressively Promoting Photo Sync
Facebook was already taking in 300 million photos a day, and that rate is about to dramatically increase. It's now ushering users onto its background uploads feature Photo Sync with a big banner at th...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch CEOs Dont Come Pre-Made, Authentic Leadership Has To Be Learned
Editors note:Scott Weiss is a partner atAndreessen Horowitzand the former co-founder and CEO of IronPort Systems, which was acquired by Cisco in 2007. An approachable and authentic CEO is essential to...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch The Magic of Liquidity: Web Marketplaces Still Have A Long Way To Go
Editor's note: David Haber is an analyst at Spark Capital. Prior to Spark, David helped launch Locus Analytics, a start-up asset management business.The Internet provides the perfect medium to aggrega...
02:33 am GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch SkrillexQuest, The Future Of Music Marketing: Dubstep Superstar Promotes Single With Online Advergame
When you beat Skrillex's Legend Of Zelda-style flash game, you see a link to buy its soundtrack on iTunes. SkrillexQuest is an advergame and its next generation of music marketing. You build an emotio...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch Games Industry Transitions In 2013: Will Consoles And Windows Rise Again?
For retailers and publishers in video games, Christmas is the busiest time of the year. On the digital side, Christmas is often one of the slower periods but, when the dust settles and spring begins, ...
01:34 am GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch No Exceptions For Tech Industry: High Skilled Visas Now Tied To Comprehensive Reform
Powerful technology lobbies expected special treatment this week from Congress and got a tough lesson in rejection: there will be no more high-skilled work visas without comprehensive immigration refo...
01:27 am GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 Compact Camera
Sony's compact camera with pro features including manual focusing and RAW support comes with a hefty price tag, but it costs that much for a reason: This is simply the best camera currently available ...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch Finding It Difficult To Get Your Startup Off The Ground? Try Doing It Under Missile Fire
Editor's note:Ben Lang is agrowth hacker atlool venturesand creator ofMapped In Israel.The recent battle between Israel and Gaza revolutionized real-time war reporting, with both sides taking to Twitt...
12:28 am GMT - Sun, December 2, 2012
Techcrunch Inspired By A VCs Baby, Designed By MIT Grads, Spuni Is A Smart Baby Spoon
We interrupt or normal tech geekery to go a little gaga and goo-goo about a subject that it likely to come as a saving grace to you if you are at that life stage involving the reproduction process, to...
11:50 pm GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch P2P Lending & Education: CommonBond Launches With $3.5M, Joining SoFi In Quest To Solve The Student Debt Crisis
Piggy-backing on the recent launch (and massive funding) of SoFi, a new startup is launching today that wants to breathe some fresh air into the broken, complex and mollasses-slow student loan system....
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch My First Customer Is Now Dead
Editors note:James Altucheris an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur.I was lonely and I wanted money. I was living in a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria, Queens, NYC in 1995. I knew nobody ...
09:59 pm GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch New iMac Teardown Reveals Dual Microphones, Hard To Reach RAM
As you might have expected, the new iMac redesign that introduces a much slimmer case also has some negative consequences for overall device repairability and DIY upgrades, iFixit's teardown of the ma...
08:20 pm GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch SkyDrive Assets Hint At Web-Based Streaming Music Player Coming From Microsoft
Microsoft is doing a lot lately to unify services across its platforms, and Xbox Music, a scan-and-match cloud music locker that's planned for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows 8 is a big part o...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch Security Is Hard, But That Doesnt Mean You Should Ignore It
Six weeks ago I was out drinking in a Kipling-themed bar in Rangoon, Myanmar--as you do--and happened to find myself next to a table of high-powered international telecommunications consultants, overh...
06:41 pm GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Gains On Samsung In U.S. Mobile Phone Market Share, Lands Second Overall For The First Time
For the first time in the history of comScore's MobiLens U.S. mobile market share report, Apple has come in second overall among handset OEMs. Apple grew its U.S. market share by 1.5 percentage points...
06:08 pm GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch HTC Wont Sell The Entry-Level Windows Phone 8S Smartphone In The U.S.
The HTC 8S is a Windows Phone 8 handset that's lightly-specced compared to its more powerful sibling, the HTC 8X. The 8X is HTC's flagship phone based on Microsoft's mobile OS, and apparently the only...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch For A Stranger In Silicon Valley, Success Isnt Only About Who You Know
Editor's note: Cherian Thomasis founder and CEO ofCucumbertown,a recipe-publishing platform.Cucumbertown raised its first round from the Valley a month ago and during the course of this journey, I rea...
12:45 pm GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch Language Learning Service Verbling Launches Google Hangouts-Powered Classes, Adds Support For 9 New Tongues
Learning a new language can be tedious and frustrating. Thankfully, a new generation of startups are leveraging advances in mobile and web technologies to make that process more enjoyable and rewardin...
12:45 pm GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch Language Learning Service Verbling Launches Google Hangouts-Powered Classes, Adds Support For 9 New Languages
Learning a new language can be tedious and frustrating. Thankfully, a new generation of startups are leveraging advances in mobile and web technologies to make that process more enjoyable and rewardin...
11:03 am GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch Why Did Google Buy BufferBox? Because The Entire Mail And Package Delivery System Is Broken
Today, Google bought an Ontario-based company called BufferBox. In a way, it kind of came out of left field. Since it's a Google Ventures company, one can guess that those on Google's campus were very...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch Enterprise Apps Are Moving To Single-Page Design
Editor's note:Alexander Aghassipour is chief product officer and co-founder of Zendesk, and Shajith Chacko is lead software engineer at Zendesk. Our traditional app had been serving our business and c...
05:57 am GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch The Weekly Good: Gurbaksh Chahal, BeProud.org And Putting An End To Hate
Sometimes, it's not political powerhouses who have the power to change the world, sometimes it's true-blue entrepreneurs who live to solve problems. One such person is Gurbaksh Chahal, who has launche...
05:19 am GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch Backops Outsources Your Startups Back Office Using The Best Enterprise Apps, Raises $1.5M
Early-stage startups die if they don’t nail their core products quickly. But like all companies, they also need to process loads of paperwork required for basic operations, from crunching number...
04:58 am GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch Settle Down, Facebook, Cause Youre Not Getting $1M For Sharing A Pic Of A Fake Lottery Ticket
In today's edition of Facebook scams comes the story of Nolan Daniels and his $1M lottery ticket picture. "Looks like I won't be going to work EVER!!!! Share this photo and I will give a random person...
04:58 am GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch Settle Down, Facebook Users, Cause Youre Not Getting $1M For Sharing A Pic Of A Fake Lottery Ticket
In today's edition of Facebook scams comes the story of Nolan Daniels and his $1M lottery ticket picture. "Looks like I won't be going to work EVER!!!! Share this photo and I will give a random person...
03:49 am GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch Court Rules Yahoo Must Pay $2.7 Billion For Mexican Yellow Pages Breach Of Contract
Yahoo says it "willvigorously pursue all appeals" ofa non-final judgement by a Mexico City court ruling Yahoo must pay $2.7 billion for breaching its contract withWorldwide Directories and Ideas Inter...
02:42 am GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch Apps Like Rockmelt Ditch Social-Only Signup, Add Email So Privacy Buffs Can Try Before You Pry
Rockmelt's recently releasediPad app only offered signup through Facebook and Twitter, leading 50% of users not to sign in at all. So today it followed Pinterest and Spotify bymoving away from social-...
02:09 am GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch Review: Squier By Fender Strat Guitar With USB Connection
The Squier Strat by Fender (or Squier by Fender Strat or however they want to name this thing) is one of the first guitars with a built-in digital signal processor. The guitar plugs right into any com...
01:30 am GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch Cinemagram Raises $8.5M Series A Led By Menlo Ventures To Make Mobile Photo Sharing More Animated
Cinemagram, a startup founded in Montreal that's now moving to San Francisco, today announced an $8.5 million Series A round via AllThingsD. The investment comes from Menlo Ventures, Khosla Ventures, ...
01:11 am GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch Paul Maritz To Lead New Group At EMC That Merges Greenplum With VMwares Cloud Foundry, SpringSource, And Gemstone
Paul Maritz will lead a new platform group that will combine VMware's Cloud Foundry, SpringSource and Gemstone with Greenplum, EMC's big data platform....
01:11 am GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch Paul Maritz To Lead New Group At EMC That Merges Greenplum With VMwares Cloud Foundry, SpringSource, And Gemstome
Paul Maritz will lead a new platform group that will combine VMware's Cloud Foundry, SpringSource and Gemstone with Greenplum, EMC's big data platform....
12:58 am GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch Productivity App Evernote Gets Another $85M, ~$64M In Secondary Financing, Led By Londons AGC Equity
Evernote, the personal data and productivity app that now has over 40 million users, is today announcing it has raised another $85 million, with 75% of that, $63.75 million, in the form of a secondary...
12:57 am GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch Update: Facebook Website Experienced 20 Minutes Of Downtime, Mobile App And Website Were Still Working
People on Twitter are complaining that Facebook has been down for about 10 minutes at the time of writing this article. Many TechCrunch writers could confirm the issue. The mobile app and website are ...
12:50 am GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch With 1B Pageviews Under Its Belt, UGC Giant Wikia Raises $10.8M From IVP, Bessemer & Amazon
User generated content company Wikia is breaking the news of its raise of over $10.8 million in Series C funding today in a press release soon to be sent out to tech media. The financing was led by In...
12:38 am GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch Kngine Aims To Build A Natural Language-Driven App That Can Answer Any Question
Kngine (pronounced kin-gin, short for knowledge engine) is one of those startups with a goal that's both straightforward and impressively ambitious it wants to build an app that can answer any questi...
12:27 am GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch Fab Has Its First Million-Dollar Day; Sold More Than $6.5M Worth Of Products This Past Week
Design-focused e-commerce site Fab released a number of data this morning, and it's impressive to say the least. Fab has sold more than $6.5 million worth of product this past week, up from $1.7 milli...
12:15 am GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch What Will Happen When The Surface Pro Isnt The Only Flagship Win8 Tablet In Town?
The Surface Pro launches in January, just after the holiday rush. It's a pricey bauble at $899 plus an extra hundred for the Touch Cover. But everyone is excited. This is the model most of the Surface...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, December 1, 2012
Techcrunch Foodspotting Launches A Pilot Rewards-For-Photos Program In San Francisco
Foodspotting is launching a new feature today that allows restaurants to promote themselves to hungry locals and also provides one of the first big opportunities for the startup to make money.Co-foun...
11:58 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch Google Acquires Waterloo-Based E-Commerce Startup, Amazon Locker Competitor And YC Graduate BufferBox
Google today announced their acquisition of YC alumni BufferBox, a Waterloo-based startup that specializes in providing users with temporary lockers for to receive delivery of packages from online e-c...
11:56 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch Flash Deals Site NoMoreRack Raises $12M, Hits 5.8M Members
Back in July, we caught up with New York-based startup NoMoreRack, a flash sales site that, unlike some of the most popular players in the space, isn't relying on luxury products or fashion to drive t...
11:54 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch MyFiveBy Wants To Join The Conversation With A Unique, Browser-Based Microblogging Tool
Every few years someone tries to unseat the big social networks by creating something unique and unusual. They often fail. However, I think MyFiveBy has a fighting chance. Built by a team out of Barce...
11:54 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Enters Cloud Storage With iOS And Android Rollout Of Photo Sync Background Uploads
Facebook is now officially saving photos you don't publish, which effectively makes it a cloud storage locker. Today it starts rolling out its Photo Sync background uploads feature to all users after ...
11:54 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch Facebook Enters Cloud Storage And Chows Down On Metadata With Rollout Of Mobile Photo Sync Background Uploads
Facebook can now save photos you don't publish, which effectively makes it a cloud storage locker. Today it starts rolling out its Photo Sync background uploads feature to all users after testing it o...
11:34 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch Google Adds Key Facts About Medicines To Its Knowledge Graph Results
Google's Knowledge Graph is quickly becoming one of the key features of the company's search engine and today, the company added yet another area of information to the project. Starting now, users who...
11:27 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch Inside Shinola, The Detroit Company Thats Building Gadgets Made In The USA (Yes, Really)
It's no secret that manufacturing activity in the United States has taken a nosedive in recent decades as globalization has made it more financially profitable to offshore the making of things to coun...
11:12 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch Instagram Co-Founder Mike Kriegers 8 Principles For Building Products People Want
Mike Krieger, Instagram's founder thinks you can build apps that fit the real world by watching what people want, not guessing. He laid out his eight core product design insights today at500 Startups'...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch Dwolla Launches Guest Checkout Option For Merchants, Allows Shoppers To Pay With Dwolla Without Signing Up
Online and mobile digital cash networkDwollais breaking down one of the barriers to entry to using its service with today's introduction of a new "guest checkout" feature for online merchants. The opt...
10:55 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch Gift Guide: Victorinox Dive Master 500 Dive Watch
As one of TechCrunch's resident watch fans, I was intrigued by the Victorinox Dive Master 500, a fairly unique automatic watch that brings the best of the Swiss mechanical along with styling reminisce...
10:28 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch Network Giants Argue In Appeals Court: Aereo Should Be Treated Like A Cable Company
Today the Southern District Court of NY heard the oral argumentsfrom Fox, ABC, Univision and a handful of other cable broadcast providers who wish to see streaming network TV startup Aereo's business ...
10:28 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch A First Look At The 2012 21.5-inch iMac, And How It Compares To Generations Past
The new iMac all-in-one desktop computer from Apple goes on sale today, and it includes a significant hardware redesign. Apple has cut bulk and thinned out the edges with a tapered design that is only...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch Foundation Video: Melody McCloskey Of StyleSeat On Getting Investors Involved In A Beauty Startup
In the most recent episode of my Foundation video series, I sat down with the founder of StyleSeat, Melody McCloskey. Melody shares how her frustration with finding a stylist inspired her to build the...
08:43 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch Video: How Reddit Was Born
There are only a few founders that I really like and Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian are two of them. These lads, with their bright-eyed charm and genuinely nice personalities, created Reddit in 2005...
08:21 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch London-Based Social Media Marketing Platform, Footfall123, Raises 1.7M Series A; Backers Include Samos, Venrex
London-based social media marketing platform, Footfall123, which offers a variety of digital marketing management tools for brands and retailers to run promotions through Facebook or via other digital...
08:11 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch Capital One Acquires Bundle, A Data-Driven Local Business Directory
Capital One has acquired the New York-based Bundle Corporation, which first launched back in 2010 as an online tool allowing users to compare their spending habits with others like them. The company a...
07:51 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch High Profile UK VC Stefan Glaenzer Faces Jail After Sexual Assault Conviction
The London tech startup scene has been rocked today by revelations that a major investor is facing jail after being convicted of sexually harassing women on the London Underground Tube network. Multi-...
07:38 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch Apple Vets Carriers For 4G Performance Before Allowing iPhone 5 To Be Sold As An LTE Device
Apple wants to ensure that customer experience with its iPhone 5 lives up to what the company is promising, and it will take strong measures to do so, including telling carriers when they can and can'...
07:31 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch Teburu Debuts An Android-Based Online & Mobile Ordering Platform For Restaurants
Teburu, a newly launched tablet-based online and mobile ordering system for restaurants, is now live with a handful of restaurant chains in the Southern U.S, includingGondolier Pizza, Pita's Republic,...
07:12 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch Roozz Aims To Be The Spotify, And Maybe The Hulu, For Traditional Software
Cloud services have been entering the mainstream, especially in the enterprise, for a while now, and even major players are dabbling with converting what was traditional "product software" into "servi...
06:59 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch The Netflix For Designer Clothes, Rent The Runway Raises $20M From Vogue-Publisher Cond Nast And Kleiner Perkins
Rent The Runway, a Netflix for designer clothes, accessories and jewelry, has raised $20 million in funding led by Cond Nast Publications, with all existinginvestors participating in the fundraising r...
06:37 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch Apples iPad Mini And 4th Gen iPad Arrive In China December 7, iPhone 5 Follows December 14
Apple has just announced the official release date of the iPad mini, 4th generation iPad and iPhone 5 in China. The tablets will go on sale next Friday, December 7 in that country, and the iPhone 5 wi...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012
Techcrunch Google Play Narrowing The Gap On iOS For Mobile Revenue, But iOS Still Brings In 4X The Money
According to a new report from mobile app analytics firm App Annie, Google's Play software store is gaining on rival Apple's iOS app marketplace. The revenue gulf between the two stores is often cited...
05:32 pm GMT - Fri, November 30, 2012