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11:43 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Google Forms Gets A Refresh, Adds Collaboration And Smarter Editing Features
Google Forms just got a nice little refresh and now allows you to build questionnaires and collect the data in a Google Drive spreadsheet a bit easier. The new version of Forms now allows you to colla...
11:29 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox Launches Instant File Previews And Virtual Photo Album Sharing
Today Dropbox launched the ability to instantly preview any file you've saved so you don't have to download it to know what it is. It also launched a photos tab for the web to make it easy to view and...
11:29 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox Launches Instant Document Preview And Virtual Photo Album Sharing
Today Dropbox launched the ability to instantly preview any file you've saved so you don't have to download it to know what it is. It also launched a photos tab for the web to make it easy to view and...
11:24 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Starts Rolling Out Windows Phone 7.8 To Lumia Owners, Will Continue Over The Coming Weeks
Nokia has announced via its Conversations blog that the long-awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update, which brings a few of the features from Windows Phone 8 to older hardware, has begun rolling out to owner...
11:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Yesterday Alicia Keys Was An iPhone Addict, Today Shes BlackBerrys Global Creative Director
It wouldn't be a BlackBerry press event without something totally unexpected and semi-weird thrown in the mix. Today, at BlackBerry's media conference revealing BlackBerry 10, the company appointed Al...
11:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Uber Comes To Asia, Starts Trials In Singapore
Uber has brought its premium taxi calling app to Singaporethe first country in Asia to get it. The company has been trialing its service here for the past week. According to users who have tried it ou...
11:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch The BlackBerry Q10 Is A Curious Blend Of Old And New
You know, for a company that made its mark thanks to devices with physical QWERTY keyboards, BlackBerry really didn't spend much time chatting about the Q10. It's going to hit the street well after th...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Lyft Strikes Deal With California Regulator To Remove Fines, Expands Its Ride-Sharing Service To LA
There's a ton of good news today for Lyft. The company has struck a deal with the California Public Utilities Commission that will remove fines and allow it to continue operating in the state. It also...
10:53 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch As It Moves Beyond Rentals To Become An Academic Hub, Chegg Brings 2.5M Textbook Solutions To iOS
Chegg has long been known as a textbook company, becoming one of the first companies to bring textbook rental online and reach widespread adoption. But with Amazon, Apple and others moving aggressivel...
10:53 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch As It Moves Beyond Rentals To Become A Student Hub, Chegg Brings 2.5M Textbook Solutions To iOS
Chegg has long been known as a textbook company, becoming one of the first companies to bring textbook rental online and reach widespread adoption. But with Amazon, Apple and others moving aggressivel...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Announces Git Support For Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server And Service
Microsoft just made a major announcement that will likely take many developers by surprise. At the ALM Summit in Redmond, WA this morning, Microsoft Brian Harry just announced that its Team Foundation...
09:28 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry Bluetooth Mini Stereo Speaker Gives You A Speakerphone That Goes Anywhere For $79.99
RIM's accessories are almost as interesting as its first BB10 shipping hardware, and in addition to an external battery charger, they've also got a Bluetooth Speaker/speakerphone that's extremely port...
09:27 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry External Battery Charger Bundle Means The Z10 Can Live Longer Away From Outlets For $49.99
BlackBerry didn't only unveil the Z10 today, it also introduced a couple of accessories, including the external battery charger for the LS1, the Z10's 1800 mAh battery. The external charger is extreme...
09:20 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch The First BlackBerry 10 Device To Make U.S. Debut In March, Coming To All Four Major Carriers
We're right in the thick of RIM's big BlackBerry 10 announcement in New York, and it's been nothing if not eventful so far. CEO Thorsten Heins just recently unveiled the new BlackBerry Z10 (full revie...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch PlayHaven Grabs Google Admobs Mobile Cowboy Yim As COO
PlayHaven, the gaming service provider that helps studios monetize their players better, just grabbed Google Admob’s Charles Yim as COO. He’ll oversee the company’s international exp...
08:57 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch The Blackberry Z10 Is A Solid First Offering For BB10 Hardware, But The App Gap Looms Large
BlackBerry''s big day is here, and so is the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone. A company's hopes are resting on this bold (no pun intended) new device, and to some extent, a nation's as well. I've been ...
08:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch The Keyboard Lives On As BlackBerry Unboxes BB10-Based Touch-Qwerty Hybrid Q10
The BlackBerry keyboard is dead, long live the BlackBerry keyboard. Despite the full throttle touchscreen focus of its new mobile platform, BlackBerry 10, RIM has not forgotten its most fervent fans' ...
08:32 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch RIM Drops Research In Motion And Rebrands As BlackBerry, Trading As BBRY
No more RIM-shots allowed if you are among those who like to joke about the trials and tribulations of the Canadian handset manufacturer. Today the company said that it was dropping its Research In Mo...
08:03 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Google Puts The Nexus 4 Back In Stock In UK, France And Spain
Google yesterday started to offer the Nexus 4once again in the Google Play stores in the U.S., Canada and Germany, and today it's started to roll it out to the rest of the markets where it quickly wen...
08:03 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Google Puts The Nexus 4 Back On Sale In UK, France And Spain
Google yesterday started to offer the Nexus 4once again in the Google Play stores in the U.S., Canada and Germany, and today it's started to roll it out to the rest of the markets where it quickly wen...
07:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Live From RIMs BB10Z10 Media Event In NYC
After what feels like years of decline, CEO shakeups, and launch after launch of the same old stuff, RIM is turning a new maple leaf. The Canada-based firm is today unveiling its BB10 operating system...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Twitch Gets Embedded In Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2, Providing Instant Broadcasting Of User Gameplay
E-sports streaming provider Twitch is getting a huge validation of its platform from one of the biggest video game franchises out there. Today the company is announcing that gamers playing Call Of Dut...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Japan & South Korea Led Google Play App To Revenue To Double From Q3 To Q4 2012, But Apple Still Revenue Leader
Apple still leads in terms of App Store revenue, according to a new report from app store analytics firm App Annieout today, but Google Play's revenue is accelerating. From Q3 2012 to Q4 2012, Google ...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Tomfoolery, A Mobile-First, Consumer-Driven Enterprise App Lab From Ex-AOL And Yahoo Execs, Picks Up $1.7M From Andreessen Horowitz, Jerry Yang And More
Tomfoolery -- a startup founded by ex-Yahoos and AOLers that plans to make mobile-first enterprise apps inspired by the best apps in the consumer market -- is opening for business and has is announcin...
06:50 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch The Windows First Mobile Strategy For Microsoft Office 2013 Is Not Working
Microsoft is pinching CIOs by not providing an easy way to run the just released Microsoft Office 2013 on anything except Windows RT. With little cross-platform integration, Microsoft is creating an o...
05:31 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Leaked Photo Gallery Shows The White Nexus 4 In All Its Glory
The latest Google phone, LG's Nexus 4, is as good as it gets in the land of Android (or "Landroid," if you will). However, the handset has been plagued with logistical issues like a difficult ordering...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch uTest Launches Applause, An iOS And Android Mobile App Analytics Dashboard With A Klout-Like Score
Boston-based uTest just announced a new product, Applause. It's a mobile app analytics service that has two key advantages. It works across Apple's App Store and Google Play and it gives an easy-to-un...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Lightbank Heads East, Opens Office In New York
As we reported a few weeks ago, VC firm Lightbank is looking to expand its investments beyond Chicago. The VC firm started by Groupon seed investors Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell is announcing its s...
04:38 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Wonder No More. Yandex Says Facebook Closed Door On Graph API Use, Will Pull Its Social App
Some closure on the story of how Yandex — the Russian search giant — built a social discovery app that relied on Facebook interconnection to gather data, and then found Facebook blocking i...
04:38 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Wonder No More. Yandex Pulls Social Discovery App After Facebook Closes Door On Graph API Use + Says Its A Competing Search Engine
Some closure on the story of how Yandex -- the Russian search giant -- built a social discovery app that relied on Facebook interconnection to gather data, and then found Facebook blocking its service...
04:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Digit Raises $2.5M Series A For Its Seamlessly Cross-Platform Games
Irish games developer Digit Game Studios has raised a $2.5 million Series A round led by Delta Partners, who have invested $2.1m with existing investor ACT Venture Capital also participating. This bri...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Piktocharts Latest Version Lets Users Make Search-Friendly Infographics
Love them or hate them, infographics are a potent marketing tool, especially on visually-oriented Web sites like Pinterest or Facebook. But using an image to present information often means losing out...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Turning Up The Heat And Cooling Down The Planet, Hot Hotels To Carbon Offset All Last Minute Hotel Bookings
In a move that puts a little heat on HotelTonight and the raft of other last-minute-hotel-booking apps, as well as possibly helping to cool down the planet,Hot Hotelsis tooffset the carbon emissions a...
03:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Music And Videos Go Live On BlackBerry World Web Store Ahead Of Todays BB10 Launch
Today is D-Day for BlackBerry-maker RIM. Or rather BB10 day -- as the company will finally do the big reveal of its rebooted mobile OS platform. With hours to go until the launch event kicks off, RIM ...
02:32 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Chinas ZTE Plans To Unbox More High-End Phones This Year To Raise Revenue, Margins
China's ZTE is planning to ship more high end smartphones this year in a bid to boost its profit margins and revenue. In an interview with Reuters, Lv Qianhao, head of ZTE's handset strategy, said mak...
01:09 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch German Proposal For Search Engines To Pay For Displaying Publishers Text Snippets Gets 2nd Reading, Google Rails Against Mad Law
Google is sounding a warning klaxon about a proposed law change in Germany which aims to strengthen copyright law for publishers by requiring search engines and online news aggregators to pay a royalt...
01:09 pm GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch German Proposal For Search Engines To Pay For Displaying Publishers Text Snippets Gets Expert Hearing. Google Dubs It Bad Law
Google is sounding a warning klaxon about a proposed law change in Germany which aims to strengthen copyright law for publishers by requiring search engines and online news aggregators to pay a royalt...
11:15 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Why Did $AAPL Stock Go Down After Beating Earnings Estimates And $AMZN Stock Go Up After Missing?
Editor’s note:Howard Lindzon is co-founder and CEO of StockTwits, a social network for traders and investors to share real-time ideas and information. You can read his full bio here and find him...
10:47 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch The 17 Winners Of The Facebook, Gates Foundations Education App Contest Are Making College Easier
Back in September, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched a contest that aimed to challenge entrepreneurs and app developers to build awesome, innovative education apps on Facebook's platfor...
10:34 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Michael Dell Seeking Majority Control Of Dell Inc., Contributing As Much As $1 Billion Of His Own Personal Funds
Michael Dell is trying to get control of Dell, Inc. with as much as $1 billion of his own personal funds. His goal: shift the company's focus from PC sales to a more enterprise focused company that ca...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Report: 2,277 Private Tech Companies Were Acquired For Over $46.8B in 2012; Google And Facebook Were Most Active Acquirers
Private company M&A database CB Insights released a number interesting data points tonight in a report focusing on M&A transactions in the technology sector. According to the report, 2,277 pri...
09:26 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Foodspotting CEO Alexa Andrzejewski On The $10 Million Sale To OpenTable, And The Importance Of Telling Your Startups Story [TCTV]
The startup world woke up to some exciting news this morning, with the $10 million cash sale of restaurant dish photo sharing and recommendation app Foodspotting to online restaurant reservation giant...
08:52 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Did Not Willfully Infringe On Apple Patents, Says Judge Lucy Koh
In the latest development in a long and complicated series of ongoing lawsuits between the two companies, Judge Lucy Koh has found that Samsung did not willfully infringe Apple patents.Last August, a ...
08:18 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch City Authorities Confirm Apple R&D Center Will Open In Shanghai This Summer
According to a report in the China Business News (link via Google Translate), the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce has confirmed that Apple will open an R&D and procurement management fac...
07:03 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Chief Game Designer Brian Reynolds Leaves Zynga
Another key member of Zynga's team has left the beleaguered social game maker. This time it's chief game designer Brian Reynolds, as first reported on Polygon. The company confirmed Reynolds' departur...
05:51 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Intuits New Payments Directions In NFC, Passbook And Facebook Revealed In 20+ New Products
Yesterday Intuit took a step into social commerce with the acquisition of the team, technology and patents of social payments startup Payvment. Today, it's revealing more about how it plans to expand ...
05:08 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch FCC Documents Reveal A Smaller, More Powerful Apple TV Is Coming Soon
There's a new Apple TV on the way. Per these FCC documents, the new model is physically slightly smaller and rocks an A5X SoC. With the faster core, the new model should provide a better user experien...
05:08 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch WTF: Amazon Barely Ekes Out Profit On $21B In Sales, Hits Negative PE, Misses Estimates, Guidance, Yet Stock Jumps 10%
You really have to hand it to Jeff Bezos and Amazon, which seem to continuously defy reality -- and gravity. Amazon just announced its fourth quarter earnings, and if you listen to the press, you'd th...
04:29 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Search Ads, App Ads, Gifts, And FBX Could Make Or Break Facebooks Q4 Earnings
Facebook laid the groundwork for several new money-makers in Q3 2012. Tomorrow's earnings report will hopefully show ifsearch typeahead ads, app ads, Gifts and Facebook Exchange are actually bringing ...
04:24 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch VidCaster Integrates With Salesforce To Introduce Its Leadwall, A Paywall For Collecting Contact Information
Last summer, video platform provider VidCaster rolled out a paywall feature, letting its customers collect money for access to their videos. But its clients also asked for a way to request viewer cont...
03:31 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Rave Reviews For North Korean Gulags On Google Maps
It's no secret that the Internet has a hard time taking things seriously. "Best. Gulag. Ever.', raved Google user, C. Quinn, about Yodok North Korean prison. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt probably expe...
03:21 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch TC Cribs: Inside Romotive, The Las Vegas Startup Where A New Generation Of Robots Is Being Born
It's time for another episode of Cribs, the TechCrunch TV series that takes you behind the gates of some of the tech industry's hottest companies to see the factory floor where the tastiest app and ga...
02:36 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch On An International Buying Campaign, Cisco Acquires Cyber Threat Protection Startup Cognitive Security
Today, it seems that Cisco's international buying spree continues. acquisition of Israeli mobile startup, Intucell, for $475 million in cash last week, the company announced this afternoon that it is ...
02:03 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Misses: Q4 Sales Up 22 Percent To $21.3B, Net Income Down 45 Percent To $97M
Amazon just reported lower than expected fourth quarter earnings today. Net income decreased 45% to $97 million in the fourth quarter, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared with $177 million, or $0.38 ...
02:02 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Ringadoc Adds $1.2M From Founders Funds FF Angel To Connect Doctors With Patients On-Demand
Ringadoc has a pretty big vision: To be the "frontline of primary care," to let anyone and everyone pay a flat fee to instantly talk to a real doctor at any hour of the day. In pursuit of perfecting o...
02:02 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Ringadoc Raises $1.2M From Founders Funds FF Angel To Connect Doctors With Patients On-Demand
Ringadoc has a pretty big vision: To be the "frontline of primary care," to let anyone and everyone pay a flat fee to instantly talk to a real doctor at any hour of the day. In pursuit of perfecting o...
01:55 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Philips Bows Out Of Consumer Electronics Business
Philips, a brand well known for their televisions and optical media devices, is leaving the consumer electronics market and is now focusing on medical equipment and lighting. The company sold its CE b...
01:41 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch SimilarGroup Raises $2.5 Million To Take On Alexas (Often Terrible) Web Rankings With Its New SimilarWeb Service
Tel Aviv-based SimilarGroup, a company whose recently launched web measurement tool SimilarWeb is out to topple Alexa's stronghold in web rankings, is today announcing $2.5 million in new funding. The...
01:26 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Shutterstock Launches Spectrum, Lets Users Search Through Millions Of Photos By Color
Shutterstock is a major hub for designers, photographers, and companies. Not only can image enthusiasts upload their work to the site for perusal by others, but many users of the service find inspirat...
12:10 am GMT - Wed, January 30, 2013
Techcrunch Twitters Vine Experiences Its First Service Outage 5 Days After Launching (Update: And Were Back)
Vine, Twitter’s latest foray into video sharing, seems to be having some service issues at the moment. We’ve been trying to access and use the app here at TechCrunch with no progress, and ...
11:57 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Give Me Your Tired, Your PoorIf Theres Room After More PhDs
"In the 21st century we can no longer afford to have an immigration system where less than 10 percent of the people who come here do so based on the skills that they bring to this country," said immig...
11:49 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Over $1B In Gorilla Glass Sales In 2012 Helps Propel Corning To New Single Quarter Sales Record
Corning announced its quarterly results today, and the company beat Wall Street expectations despite a drop in quarterly earnings, thanks in part to a 14 percent year over year increase in sales. Sale...
11:25 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch WalletKit Hustles Its Way Into 500 Startups With Its Mobile Pass Builder For Apples Passbook
WalletKit, a 500 Startups-backed platform allowing businesses to create passes for mobile wallets like Apple Passbook, is today making its public debut just ahead of 500 Startups' Demo Day. Although p...
11:13 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Shirley Hornstein Apologizes, Promises Change
Five months after we wrote about Shirley Hornstein and how she fooled a number of startups, Hornstein has responded in a blog post apologizing for her behavior and declaring that she has "made the dec...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch PhotoSocial Just Updated Your iPhones Photo Gallery For The First Time Since 2007
Apple has made some amazing upgrades to the iPhone since it launched in 2007. We've met Siri, moved from plastic to glass to anodized aluminum, and experienced a number of design changes both physical...
10:52 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch LGs Nexus 4 Finally Returns To The U.S. Google Play Store
There are whole host of new smartphones waiting for their time to shine at Mobile World Congress (not to mention an event or two before the big show), but you're in luck if you're a domestic Android f...
10:38 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Ceph-Powered DreamObjects Now Ready For Production Use
DreamObjects, DreamHost's scalable cloud storage solution built atop Ceph, is now available to the general public. DreamObjects offers APIs compatible with Amazon S3 and Swift, making data migrations...
10:26 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch DB Networks Raises $4.5M From Khosla Ventures For Database Security To Protect Against Malware
DB Networks has raised $4.5 million in Series B funding from Khosla Ventures for its database security equipment.DB Networks has developed a security platform for real-time advanced database attack de...
10:21 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Temple Run 2
Temple Run was one of the biggest games of 2012, so it only makes sense that the guys from Imangi Studios would create a sequel. Since launching on January 17, the app has seen some solid success, wit...
10:16 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Mixpanel Launches Revenue Analytics To Track The Lifetime Value Of Your Customers
Back in December, analytics startup Mixpanel made a splash when its co-founder Suhail Doshi and its investor Marc Andreessen called for an end to "bullshit metrics". What is and isn't a vanity metric ...
10:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch 500px Returns To The iOS App Store, With Mature Content Warning And Photo Reporting Button
Toronto's 500px got its popular photo sharing iPhone app back on the iTunes App Store today, following a takedown that Apple said stemmed from multiple user complaints about pornographic material. The...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Pluto Media Nabs $500K From OpenFeint, Webvan Co-founder & Others To Create An Educational Gaming Platform For Kids
Another day, another vote of investor confidence for educational gaming. Today, Pluto Media, the Menlo Park-based maker of educational, tablet-based games for kids, announced that it has raised $500K ...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch BeauCoo, The Mobile Fashion Network For Women, Expands To The Web
The Calgary, Canada-based fashion network BeauCoo, which aims to connect women with other women who share a similar body type to make online and offline shopping more social, fun and practical, launch...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch TC Makers: Engineering The Perfect iPhone Cover At Element Case
A buddy of mine who lives in Shenzhen said that the best tech business to be in - the one that offers the most profit for the least amount of work - is soft goods, meaning cases, bags, and other parap...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Apples Next iPad Could Sport A Slimmer Shell, Take A Page From The iPad Mini Playbook
Apple's next iPad might look like an enlarged iPad mini, according to new pictures received by 9to5Mac that claim to represent the device's new back casing. The pics aren't "verified," the blog says, ...
08:53 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch HTC May Unveil Its New Flagship Phone At New York And London Press Events On February 19
Mark your calendars, Android fans -- HTC has just started sending out invitations to press events in New York and London on February 19. Granted, those invitations are very vague (no teasing any big f...
08:26 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium Arrives (Half A Decade Too Late)
In 2006, Google announced its first public release of what later became Google Docs, today known as Google Drive. It's 2013, and only now does it feel like Microsoft is fighting back. Microsoft today ...
08:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch The Surprisingly Comfortable Mio Alpha Heart Rate Watch Does Away With Those Pesky Chest Straps
The Mio Alpha made a bit of a splash on Kickstarter earlier this year when it promised a heart rate-sensing watch that didn't use chest straps or similar encumbrances to measure your exertion. They we...
08:16 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Google Giving Grant Worth $525,000 To Fund Free Raspberry Pi For 15,000 U.K. Schoolkids
Google's philanthropic arm, Google Giving, has awarded a grant to the Raspberry Pi Foundation to fund 15,000 U.K. schoolchildren to get their very own Raspberry Pi micro computer to learn to code. The...
08:16 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Google Giving Grant Worth $1M To Fund Free Raspberry Pi For 15,000 U.K. Schoolkids (Updated)
Google's philanthropic arm, Google Giving, has awarded a grant to the Raspberry Pi Foundation to fund 15,000 U.K. schoolchildren to get their very own Raspberry Pi micro computer to learn to code. The...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Belly Expands Beyond Loyalty With Debut Of Customer Acquisition Platform, Belly Bites; Support For Transactions Is Next
Belly, the Chicago-based loyalty platform which has now grown to over 4,000 merchants across the U.S., is today announcing its first product outside of loyalty, with the official debut of Belly Bites,...
07:53 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch XBMC 12 Frodo Arrives, Bringing Raspberry Pi And Android Versions, AirPlay Audio For Windows And 64bit OS X Support
XBMC launched version 12.0 (codenamed Frodo) of its media center software today, bringing a ton of new features and opening up support to new platforms. As a longtime Plex user, this XBMC release look...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Were *This Close* To An iPhone 5 Jailbreak And It May Arrive As Soon As Sunday
A jailbreak for the iPhone 5 is, after all this time, about to become a reality. The talented hackers, who spend their days searching through iOS code in the hopes of finding bugs to exploit, actually...
07:04 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Updates iOS App With Voice Messages, Video Recording And Sharing
Facebook yesterday updated its iOS app to version 5.4, giving users a few new features in what could be one of the world's most complex and layered mobile apps. The update brings with it the ability t...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Realtime Political Fact-Checking Becomes A Reality With WaPos Truth Teller
We are coming closer to a reality where no politician can ever spread well-known lies. Today, exclusively with TechCrunch, The Washington Post has launched a fully automated fact-checking program, Tru...
06:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Euro Accelerators: UKs Dotforge And Lithuanias StartupHighway Open Applications
I've said it before and I'll say it again, Europe has gone accelerator crazy. If putting burgeoning startups through a 13 week mentor-led boot camp and throwing a few euros their way is the key to eco...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Debuts 128GB Fourth Generation Retina iPad, $799 For Wi-Fi, $929 For Wi-Fi + Cellular, On Sale Feb. 5
Rumors turned out to be correct, and Apple has launched a 128GB version of the fourth generation iPad with Retina Display. The 128GB version comes in both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular versions, and...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Opentable Eats Up Foodspotting For $10M To Get More Social Around Its Booking Service
Opentable, the online restaurant booking service, has just announced that it is acquiring Footspotting, the mobile app that lets users record and link to what they're eating in restaurants and at home...
05:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch WebEx Co-Founder Launches Moxtra, A Fresh Take On Collaboration And Collection For iPad And Web
A couple of weeks ago I reported about the upcoming launch of Moxtra, a new tool from a group including many ex-WebEx folks that was starting a private beta for its virtual binder-based social collabo...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Stealthy Data Storage Analytics And Intelligence Startup DataGravity Nabs $30M From Andreessen Horowitz And Others
DataGravity, a stealthy data storage analytics company, has raised $30 million in series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz with existing investors Charles River Ventures and General Catalyst Partne...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Home Remodeling Platform Houzz Raises $35M Series C Round Led By NWA And GGV Capital, Launches Paid Pro+ Accounts
Houzz is one of those Silicon Valley startups you don't hear all that much about, but the company is quickly disrupting the $300 billion home remodeling market by providing home owners with inspiratio...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Home Remodeling Platform Houzz Raises $35M Series C Round Led By NEA And GGV Capital, Launches Paid Pro+ Accounts
Houzz is one of those Silicon Valley startups you don't hear all that much about, but the company is quickly disrupting the $300 billion home remodeling market by providing home owners with inspiratio...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Ramps Up Its Cloud Presence With Elastic Transcoder Video Services, Price-Busting And Available Everywhere
Another move today from Amazon that speaks to its growing presence in content delivery and enterprise services, done at competition-beating prices: today the company launched Elastic Transcoder, a new...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Focuses On Cloud Video With Elastic Transcoder Services, Price-Busting + Available Everywhere
Another move today from Amazon that speaks to its growing presence in content delivery and enterprise services, done at competition-beating prices: today the company launched Elastic Transcoder, a new...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Convercent Raise $10.2M To Help Companies Promote The Good And Manage The Bad
Convercent has raised $10.2 million for its complaince software that helps companies promote the good and manage the bad. The round was led by Azure Capital Partners with Mantucket Capita participatin...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Convercent Raises $10.2M To Help Companies Promote The Good And Manage The Bad
Convercent has raised $10.2 million for its compliance software that helps companies promote the good and manage the bad. The round was led by Azure Capital Partners with Mantucket Capita participatin...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Mobile Barcelona Come To Our Mobile Meetup, Feb 27
TechCrunch is returning to Barcelona, this time focusing on Mobile Startups. We will have some keynotes and panels which will be announced shortly on TechCrunch and our partner Barcelona.io A big focu...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Mobile Barcelona Come To Our Mobile Meetup, Feb. 27
TechCrunch is returning to Barcelona, this time focusing on Mobile Startups. We will have some keynotes and panels which will be announced shortly on TechCrunch and our partner Barcelona.io A big focu...
04:04 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Ingenico Agrees To Acquire European Online Payment Services Provider, Ogone, For 360M To Build Out Multi-Channel Payments Strategy
Ingenico, a global payment provider, is to acquire Brussels-based, pan-European online merchant payment services provider Ogone for 360 million. Ingenico said the acquisition furthers its strategy of ...
02:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch U.S. Online Reputation Management Firm Reputation.com Acquires U.K.s Reputation 247 To Expand Internationally Will Invest Millions In U.K. Operation
Redwood City-based online reputation management company Reputation.com has announced it's acquired Liverpool, U.K.-based Reputation 24/7 to bolster its international business. Terms of the deal were n...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Stuffle Raises 500K To Put The Heat On Shpock As The Flea Market App Race Gathers Pace In Europe
Stuffle, the mobile location-based marketplace for used items (and European rival to Shpock) has raised a new funding round from High-Tech Grnderfonds. The amount is described only as a "mid six-figur...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Growth Partners Launches Third Fund Backed By $250M From Nokia, Expands In China
Nokia's venture capital arm Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), which was founded back in 2005 and invests in mobile-related ventures in the U.S., Europe and Asia, has launched its third fund -- back by a fu...
12:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Jody Sherman, Ecomom Founder And Longtime Web Entrepreneur, Has Died
Jody Sherman, a longtime web entrepreneur most recently known as the co-founder and CEO of healthy kids products site Ecomom, has passed away. He was in his late 40s. Details on the cause of death hav...
12:35 pm GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Building Digital Literacy: JobScout Brings Its Online Learning Platform To iOS To Teach You How To Find A Job
It's easy to get lost in the Silicon Valley and Bay Area tech bubbles, where it seems that everyone carries five phones, owns three laptops and just had lunch with a sentient robot. But, the reality i...
11:17 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch NewVoiceMedia Takes $20M Led By Highland Capital, MMC To Build Contact Centers In The Clouds
NewVoiceMedia, an enterprise startup riding the wave of cloud-based services, has raised $20 million for its business of contact center solutions, which currently serves 8,000 agents in 30 countries. ...
10:32 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Qihoo Gets Double Dose Of Bad News As Apple Cuts Its iOS Apps And It Receives Unfair Competition Warning
Qihoo 360 shares slipped after it disclosed today that its iOS apps had been removed from the iTunes stores without warning, reports Bloomberg. The Chinese security software maker also received an unf...
09:50 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Buys Medical Imaging Company NeuroLogica
Samsung announced that it has acquired medical imaging company NeuroLogica, part of the multinational conglomerate's plans to build a leading medical technology business. Terms of the deal were not di...
08:59 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Well Publish Your Story If CNET Wont
Editorial independence is kind of a polemicat TechCrunch. When our corporate parent, a sister or an advertiser might have an issue with story, we write it anyways. So, we have an offer to make to the ...
08:37 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Hit By Extended Outage In Several Countries
If your Facebook seems like it's a bit quiet just now, don't worry. Real-time updates about baby poop and your friends' feelings about their favorite TED videos will return just as soon as the social ...
08:37 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch UPDATED: Facebook Hit By Extended Outage In Several Countries
Facebook is back online for everyone, according to Downrightnow and the company. A spokesperson said:Earlier today we experienced a DNS issue that briefly prevented people who typed 'facebook.com' int...
08:03 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch VMWare To Cut 900 Jobs As Outlook Disappoints, But Will Still Pursue M&A
VMWare plans to cut about 900 jobs, or 7 percent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring. The company also issued cautious 2013 forecast, due to a decline in U.S. federal government bookings and ...
05:37 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Sand Hill Roads True Belieber
Scott Hartley, a venture capitalist at Mohr Davidow, decided to completely overhaul his investment strategy today after returning from a trip to New York. Hartley, who is originally from Palo Alto, sp...
05:35 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Marissa Mayer Details Her 3 Goals for Yahoo: A Better User Interface, Bigger International Reach And Broader Demographics
Considering the long-standing struggles of Yahoo as a business, its board of directors battles, and Scott Thompson's "ResumeGate", Yahoo (and its investors) have been in sore need of some good news. W...
05:35 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Marissa Mayers 3 Goals for Yahoo: A Better UI, Bigger International Reach And Broader Demographics
Considering the long-standing struggles of Yahoo as a business, its board of directors battles, and Scott Thompson's "ResumeGate", Yahoo (and its investors) have been in sore need of some good news. W...
05:35 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Ad Exchange adBrite To Shut Down On Feb. 1
Ad exchange adBrite told partners today that it will be shutting down on Feb. 1.A couple of TechCrunch readers sent us copies of the emails that went out to adBrite publishers and advertisers. Here's ...
05:17 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch With The Help Of Citizen Cartographers, Google Launches More Detailed Map Of North Korea
Google Maps is not only a strong product, it’s a strong platform. With its Map Maker tool, people from around the world can participate in making Google’s maps more detailed, accurate and ...
05:05 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch People Dont Take Smoke Breaks Anymore, They Take Facebook Breaks
People don't take smoke breaks anymore -- they take Facebook breaks." Now, there's a beauty that I heard this afternoon at the IBM Connect event here in Orlando.You can blame it on the digital natives...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Rdio Needs More Users, Hopes Going Free On Web & Desktop Will Help
The battle for international users continues to heat up for streaming music services. Just this morning, Deezer announced expansions into developing markets in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Brazil...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch MediaCorp Taps Tvinci To Launch Toggle, Its Virtual Cable Service In Singapore
To make its new streaming video service work, MediaCorp has hired Israeli video startup Tvinci to get the service on multiple devices. As a platform for video distribution, Tvinci helps companies to r...
04:55 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Goatse.cx Is Reborn As An Email Address Provider
It was nigh on half a decade ago that I first met the fell demon they call Goatse.cx. It haunted my dreams - the ring, the red, the evident pleasure - and even today I am loath to type in those five c...
04:42 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Get Ready For Even More Google Glasshole Sightings
A whole new group of Google Glass developers are expected to be getting their hands on the devices this week, coinciding with two meetups that Google is throwing for developers in San Francisco and Ne...
04:29 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Roam7 Digs Through Friends Facebook Photo Albums To Help You Plan Your Travels
Have you ever planned a vacation and remembered that you once saw a photo of a great dish on Facebook? If only you could remember who posted it and when.A new service, Roam7, has launched that promise...
04:15 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Foundation Capitals Anamitra Banerji And Kleiner Perkins Chi-Hua Chien
This we have two guests joining us in the TechCrunch TV studio this week for our Ask A VC series, where you put VCs in the hot seat. First up we have Foundation Capital's newest partner and former Twi...
03:57 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest, One Of The Webs Most Iconic Designs, Tries A New Look
Don't worry, Pinterest isn't ditching the grid style "Masonry" design its known and cloned for. But today Pinterest announced tests of a new navigation system, bigger images, and more related content ...
03:43 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Kabam Enters 2013 With More Than A $200M Runrate Even As The Gaming IPO Window Seems Closed
Kabam, a midcore game developer that staged a stunning new chapter on mobile platforms, is out bragging about its expected revenues for the coming year. The company said it ended 2012 with gross reven...
03:26 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Acquires Mobile Crash Reporting Tool Crashlytics, Development Of The Product Will Continue Unabated
Today, Crashlytics, a crash reporting tool, was acquired by Twitter. Numerous companies use Crashlytics to find out when their apps crash on consumer devices, as well as what the root cause of it was....
03:26 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Acquires Mobile Crash-Reporting Tool Crashlytics, Development Of The Product Will Continue Unabated
Twitter today acquired crash-reporting toolCrashlytics. Numerous companies use Crashlytics to find out when their apps crash on consumer devices, as well as what the root cause of it was. The apps cur...
03:01 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch AngelList Debuts Customer Counts And References For Startups, Seeing Record Job Matches
AngelList continues to add compelling features to its service that matches early-stage startups with investors. The platform just debuted a new tool that will show new customer counts in a given time,...
02:16 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Urban Compass, Still In Stealth Mode, Is Now Hiring Neighborhood Specialists To Collect Data For Its Ambitious City Database Vision
Urban Compass, the startup in stealth mode that raised an $8 million seed round from high profile investors late in 2012, is slowly revealing more details about what it will be doing, and how it will ...
02:13 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Pulls Vine From App Stores Featured Section After Porn Showed Up In Editors Picks
While Apple hasn't made a peep yet about Vine's slight porn problem, the App Store has removed the video-sharing app from its Featured Section. The app launched on Thursday, and found itself in the Fe...
02:13 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Ends 2012 With A Solid Q4: $1.22 Billion Ex-TAC Revenue, Non-GAAP EPS 32 Cents
Yahoo today released its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012, marking the end of a key year for the long-running web portal. Q4 2012 was Yahoo’s second full quarter with Marissa May...
01:48 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Robotic Cars May Pull Death-Defying High G Maneuver To Avoid Sloppy Human Drivers
Now that Google's self-driving cars are on the long-path to mainstream availability, engineers have to cope with our robotic chauffeurs can deal with inferior human drivers. UK scientists have helped ...
01:36 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On Jon Miller: Why Content Will Be King Of Tomorrows Digital Economy
One of the high points of last week's DLD Conference in Munich was the What's Next? panel which explored the future of media in the digital age. Buoyantly chaired by DLD host Yossi Vardi, the panel in...
01:32 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch FMYI Converts To Twitter Bootstrap For Community-Minded Social Networks
Last week I stopped by the offices of FMYI, a small Portland-based company that is one of the first enterprise social networks to useTwitter Bootstrap....
01:32 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch FMYI Converts To Twitter Bootstrap To Simplify Social Network Development
Last week I stopped by the offices of FMYI, a small Portland-based company that is one of the first enterprise social networks to useTwitter Bootstrap....
01:22 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Quietly Tightens Its PayPal Payout Policy, Now Requires Extra ID In Countries Like China, Brazil, India, And Israel
As Facebook continues to build out the App Center and its overall business as a platform for third parties, it's also tightening up how payment policies work within it. In one of the latest moves, the...
01:08 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Stanford Breaks The Million-Core Supercomputer Barrier To Study Jet Turbulence
Stanford has grabbed the supercomputer crown with Sequoia, a million-core computer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories that is being used to simulate jet turbulence in real time. This isn'...
12:48 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch DARPA Builds A 1.8-Gigapixel Camera That Can Spot Six-Inch Targets From 20,000 Feet
DARPA has released more details on the ARGUS-IS, a 1.8-gigapixel camera that will be attached to unmanned drones to spot targets as small as six inches at an altitude of 20,000 feet. The camera - whic...
12:13 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Releases iOS 6.1 Into The Wild With Support For More LTE Carriers, Siri Movie Ticket Purchasing
Heads-up, Apple fanatics: in case bog-standard iOS 6 is starting to feel a bit long in the tooth, Apple has just released its iOS 6.1 update out into the wild for the iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches ...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, January 29, 2013
Techcrunch A Look Into Japans Burgeoning Android, iOS App Economy
Japan, long called the “Galapagos Islands” of the mobile industry for its cornucopia of sophisticated and unusual feature phones, is finally transitioning to Android and iOS in a serious w...
11:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Google Challenges Hackers To Pwn Chrome OS In Pwnium 3 Competition, Offers Up To $3.14159M In Prizes
Competitions like Pwn2Own are a staple of the security research scene and with Pwnium 3, Google today announced the latest edition of its own competition. What's different this time around is the targ...
11:14 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Apples Rumored Budget iPhone Could Be A Plastic Hybrid Of The iPhone 5, Touch, And Classic
The latest rumors, ridiculous or not, point to two new iPhone models this year — one would be the expected iPhone 5S and the other would be a lower-cost plastic model aimed at developing markets...
11:05 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Intuit Acquires Facebook Ecommerce Platform Payvments Team, Tech, And Patents While Ecwid Takes Its 200K Merchants
Earlier today Facebook ecommerce platform Payvment announced it was shutting down and transitioning its 200,000 merchants to competitor Ecwid, but we've just discovered that's because Intuit is acquir...
11:02 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch A Congress That Does Things? Immigration Reform Makes Huge Bipartisan Progress
The new Congress is showing signs that it may finally leave behind its old habit of doing nothing: A gang of eight senators from both parties has outlined a framework for comprehensive immigration ref...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Weddings Startup Lover.ly Scores Content And Ad Deal With Real Simple, Prepares Website Relaunch And New Mobile Apps
Lover.ly,a search engine for all things wedding, is today making a move that will broaden its reach considerably: The company is announcing a partnership with Real Simple to power the content for the ...
10:50 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Google Makes Using Analytics Easier With New Solution Gallery For Dashboards, Segments & Custom Reports
Google Analytics is such a powerful tool, its huge feature set can often be intimidating for novice users. Now, however, with today's launch of the creatively named Google Analytics Solution Gallery, ...
10:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Whoops! Google Map Of Gun Permit Holders Was Woefully Inaccurate
When the Journal News caused a national uproar and endangered the lives of its staff to create a Google Map of gun permit holders in New York, it was justified for the cause of transparency and civic ...
10:38 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch PlayerScale Says Its Gaming Infrastructure Is Being Used By 100M People
PlayerScale, which provides a range of backend services for game developers, is announcing today that its platform now has more than 100 million players.Since PlayerScale is building the infrastructur...
10:29 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Social Ads Upstart Unified Acquires YC-Backed Facebook Analytics Guru PageLever
Businesses won't spend money on social if they don't understand how it helps them. That's why Unified's social ads buying platform could get abig boost from its acquisition of PageLever, which gives m...
10:14 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch White BlackBerry Z10 Caught On Film Days Before Its Official Unveiling
After months of stoking anticipation and dealing with criticism, RIM will finally reveal BlackBerry 10 to the world on Wednesday. It's got to be a heady moment for everyone involved -- this is the com...
10:13 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch 365Scores Secures $1.2M Series A Round, Puts Out Improved iOSAndroid App
You may be getting your sports results on your smartphone from one of the major results providers like ESPN, MLB NFL, but a number of others have appeared in the space. One getting traction and now fu...
10:11 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch BetaBait, A Service For Finding Beta Users And App Testers, Hits The Deadpool
BetaBait, a service that connects startups with people to try and test early "beta" versions of web and mobile apps, is shutting down effective February 1st, 2013. The company, which first launched a ...
10:04 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Ashton Kutcher Was Hospitalized After Trying Steve Jobs Fruitarian Diet
Method actors are known to go to extreme lengths to understand the character they're portraying. Natalie Portman dropped a whopping 20 lbs off of her already rockin' body to play a ballerina in Black ...
09:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Launches Ask Our Chief Privacy Officer To Replace Policy Voting With Understanding
To "enable you to send us your questions, concerns, and feedback about privacy", Facebook today launched "Ask Our Chief Privacy Officer". Questions submitted through the form on Facebook's Privacy Pag...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Acers $199 Chromebook Now Accounts For 5-10% Of All Of Its U.S. Shipments
Acer's ChromeOS-basedChromebooks, the company'spresidentJim Wong told Bloomberg today, accounted for "5 percent to 10 percent of Acer's U.S. shipments since being released there in November." Google i...
09:19 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch TaskRabbit Launches Business Dashboard Aimed At Companies Looking For Temp Workers At SXSW
With a new corporate-minded COO in place, TaskRabbit is setting its sights on the business world. The company, which runs an online marketplace to let people pay to outsource jobs and errands to backg...
09:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Deezer Takes On Spotify With Expansions In Middle East, Africa, Brazil And Asia
Deezer, the music streaming service which raised $130 million this fall to expand its business internationally, is today making good on those ambitions with launches in twenty-two new regions across t...
09:10 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Human Error Caused Vines DildoPlay Editors Pick
This morning, new Vine users woke up to quite the treat. Twitter's new video sharing app launched a NSFW, porn clip called "DildoPlay" to the top of the Editor's Picks section of the app, a place wher...
08:58 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Gets More Transparent With A New, Dedicated Site Reporting 6,646 Copyright Complaints And 1,858 Govt Info Requests
Twitter, now at 200 million monthly active users, is ramping up to be a big player in content delivery with embedded video services from Vine the latest move in that direction. But to play nice with r...
08:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch StatCounters iOS Web Traffic Measurement Shows Apples Asia Appeal May Be Waning
Apple's iPhone could be facing a downturn in overall consumer interest in key markets including Singapore and Hong Kong, according to a report from Reuters based on StatCounter traffic figures from th...
08:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Online Kids Clothing Consignment Service thredUP Opens Its Next New Vertical: Juniors
As hinted at following the raise of its $14.5 million in Series C financingthis fall, online kids' clothing consignmentthredUPis now expanding into new verticals, starting with clothing for teens. Whi...
08:38 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch With 2B Questions Answered, Q&A Vet ChaCha Gets Another $14M To Be The Quora For The Common Man [Video]
The online question-and-answer market has had a lot of different iterations over the years, starting out first with sites focused on everyday, practical knowledge and trivia and later expanding -- by ...
08:10 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Payvments Loss Is Ecwids Gain: Following Shutdown Of Payvments Facebook E-Commerce Platform, 200K Merchants Transitioned To New Service
Payvment, a platform merchants use topower their Facebook Page e-commerce stores, is shutting down and is now helping move its 200,000 customers over to competitor Ecwid. According to a message posted...
07:24 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Barnes & Noble To Shutter One-Third Of Retail Stores Over The Next 10 Years
Barnes & Noble has put up an excellent fight over the past few years against the rising tide of digital competitors like iPad, Kindle Fire, etc.But it would seem that the bookseller has still come...
07:17 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Vine, Hardcore Porn Should Not Be An Editors Pick Video
Video sharing app Vine came under fire this past weekend for having a bit of a porn problem. That it has adult content on the network shouldn't surprise anyone, and as long as it's something you have ...
07:07 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch NVIDIA Looking To Build Tegra Reference Devices Itself To Flood The Market, Report Claims
NVIDIA is hoping to win back mobile processor marketshare with a plan that involves building its own smartphone and tablet hardware designs and offering them white label to OEMs in Russia and China, a...
06:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Soundrop Goes Beyond Spotify With Listening Rooms And Videos On Facebook, And Coming Soon To A Platform Near You
Soundrop, the social "listening room" service that is similar to Turntable.fm,has found a lot of success on the music streaming service Spotify, with 500 million streams of its rooms in its debut year...
06:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch T-Mobile Joins Sprint, Verizon In Offering StarStar Me, Letting Users Replace Their Phone Number With Their Name
T-Mobile has joined Sprint and Verizon in offering Zoove's StarStar Me service, letting users replace their phone number with their name. Sprint was the first to adopt the service back in October, and...
06:56 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Thanks Is the Secret New Sister App To Amen And You Can Download It Here
It sounded like a brilliant idea and when Amen was launched on the TechCrunch Disrupt SF stage: an app as a game to find the best and the worst of everything. It was a big concept built around the ide...
06:47 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch RIMs BlackBerry World Movie Downloads Landing In U.S., U.K., Canada First, DRM-Free Music Downloads Heading To 18 Markets
Ahead of the grand unveiling of its next-gen BlackBerry 10 OS this week, and fresh from rebranding its app store to BlackBerry World -- to flag up the multimedia content that will be up for grabs alon...
06:37 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Japan Planning To Broadcast 4K TV As Soon As 2014
4K TV, the 3840 x 2160 pixel technology that blew everyone away at CES this year, is still a glimmer in most of the world's collective eye. Japan, however, could get 4K broadcasts via satellite as so...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Fanatix Hits 500K Downloads, Launches Portuguese Version Of Its Mobile-First Social Network For Sports Fans
In a quintessentially European move, fanatix, the iOS-based second screen app and wider 'mobile-first' social network for sports fans, has released a Portuguese-language version in partnership with Sp...
06:05 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Reportedly Planning New Fourth-Generation iPad Model, Possibly With 128GB Of Storage Onboard
New Apple product rumors from reliable sources have been few and far between lately, but this weekend the generally dependable 9t05Mac reported that a new iPad model is in the works. It's not a brand ...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch IBM Makes A Play For The CMO And HR Pros
IBM Connect started tonight here in Orlando. And the story is all about the chief marketing officer and that high-ranking executive in human resources. For marketing it means reaching customers and pr...
04:33 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Android + iOS Grabbed 92% Of Global Smartphone Shipments In Q4 2012 Android Undisputed Volume Leader, Says Analyst
They'd make unhappy bedfellows but -- taken together -- Google's Android platform and Apple's iOS accounted for a record 92 per cent of global smartphone shipments in Q4 last year, according to new fi...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Europe Bets 1BN And 10 Years On Wonder Material Graphene As A Silicon Replacement
A graphene research initiative has been selected by the European Commission as one of two winners of its Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) research excellence award competition -- to develop the ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Zoom Raises $6M Series A, Launches Version 1.0 Of Its Radically Different Virtual Conferencing Tool
Zoom, a startup founded by WebEx and Cisco veterans that wanted to make high quality video conferencing and virtual meetings accessible to everyone, instead of just those with the budgets to invest in...
02:53 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Europe Bets 1BN And 10 Years On Wonder Material Graphene As A Silicon Replacement
A graphene research initiative has been selected by the European Commission as one of two winners of its Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) research excellence award competition -- to develop the ...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Volacents Web2go Is An Android App That Reads The News To You
There's no shortage of apps on Android that offer to read news feeds out loud -- Google's mobile OS includes built-in text-to-speech (TTS) functionality, making it a snip for devs to add speech-relate...
01:48 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Chinese Government Considering Lifting Decade+ Games Console Ban, Says Report
China is considering lifting a 12-year-plus long ban on games consoles, according to a report in the China Daily newspaper (via Reuters). The speculation sent shares of Nintendo and PlayStation-maker ...
01:48 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Chinese Government Considering Lifting Decade-Plus Games Console Ban, Says Report
China is considering lifting a 12-year-plus long ban on games consoles, according to a report in the China Daily newspaper (via Reuters). The speculation sent shares of Nintendo and PlayStation-maker ...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Nooly Wants To Be The Last Weather App Youll Ever Need; Brings Realtime, Localized Forecasts To iOS & Android
While "the weather" generally makes for dependably boring conversation, the weather itself tends to be anything but dependable. Mother Nature is mercurial, and she has no problem raining on your parad...
11:09 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch 59% Of All Android Tablet Usage Comes From The U.S., Where Amazons Kindle Fire Leads The Pack
Android tablets have nearly caught up to iPad devices as the world's most popular tablet platform, and some project that theymay even overtakeiPads later this year. According to new research from app ...
11:09 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch 59% Of All Android Tablet Usage Comes From The U.S., And The Forked Amazon Kindle Fire Is The Most Popular Brand
Android tablets have nearly caught up to iPad devices as the world's most popular tablet platform, and some project that theymay even overtakeiPads later this year. According to new research from app ...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch uBiome Nears $200,000 on Indiegogo To Crowdsource Data About The Bacteria That Lives Within Us All
Nope, this isn’t your average tech startup. No mobile apps here, or integrations with Facebook. Instead, this is a project that sits at the intersection of crowdsourcing and health. uBiome is a ...
09:47 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Help Key: Put Display Settings Back In The OS X Mountain Lion Menu Bar Where They Belong
I like my Retina MacBook Pro, in part because I have the option to switch to extremely high-resolution display modes when I'm way from my home Thunderbolt monitor and want as much screen real estate a...
08:50 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Lenovo Downplays RIM Acquisition Reports, Says Its Looking At M&A Opportunities In General
Lenovo has denied reports that the company plans to buy Research In Motion, saying that it is instead looking at acquisition opportunities in general, reports Sina Tech (link via Google Translate)....
07:30 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Report: There Were 94 Tech M&A Deals in 2012 Above $100M, Average Deal Value Was $717M
Towers Watsons M&A practice recently published the results of Quarterly Deal Performance Monitor (QPDM) which is conducted in partnership with Cass Business School, and has examined all the data o...
07:13 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Expands Ad Services To Middle East, North Africa After Regional Users Tripled Over The Last Year
Twitter announced yesterday that it has started selling advertising services in the Middle East and North Africa after users in the region tripled over the past year. The microblogging platform will w...
05:57 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Marc Andreessen On The Future Of The Enterprise
In doing research for a post on "The Enterprise Cool Kids" at the tail end of last year, I interviewed Silicon Valley veteran Mark Andreessen about where he thought the enterprise was headed. While ex...
05:57 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Marc Andreessen On The Future Of Enterprise
In doing research for a post on "The Enterprise Cool Kids" at the tail end of last year, I interviewed Silicon Valley veteran Marc Andreessen about where he thought the enterprise was headed.While exc...
05:31 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch The Enterprise Cool Kids
No, this isn’t a guest column by Aaron Levie. Though he and his startup Box, the poster child of the “sexy enterprise,” are definitely included in the bunch. “You should defini...
05:30 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Can Brands Tell A Story In Six Seconds Or Fewer? Ritz, Dove And Trident Think So
Whenever a new platform launches these days, brands are instantly checking them out to see how they can “become a part of the conversation.” What that really means is how they can use a si...
05:25 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Is Finally Preparing To Release Its Advertising API In Q1, Say Sources
People have speculated that 2013 will be the year that Twitter will reach $1 billion in advertising revenues. That strategy could get a boost very soon with the entry of mass-market advertising: Twitt...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Fuelled By A $200K Seed, Free Mobile Marketplace Vendly Wants To Be A Twitter For E-Commerce
Chilean startup Vendly wants to cash in on mobile by turning your smartphone into a free mobile marketplace. The Vendly iPhone app lets you sell (aka 'vend') items; impulse buy from your friends (or s...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch VinePeek And VineRoulette Let Us Become Real-time Video Voyeurs
Twitter's new video-sharing service, Vine, launched a few days ago, which we've covered extensively. My main complaint after a couple days worth of use is that I simply can't find enough vines to enjo...
01:54 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch Twitters Vine Has A Porn Problem
If you build it they will come. Vine, Twitter's new video sharing platform, is currently experiencing a porn problem. As Nick Bilton pointed out earlier, by searching for the tags "#porn" or similar N...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, January 28, 2013
Techcrunch PaaS Provider ActiveState And The Paradox Of Aligning With HP And Cloud Foundry
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider ActiveState has a sweet deal with HP. It is the official PaaS for the entire HP cloud business....
11:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 27, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Apple Earnings Land With A Thud, Twitter Launches Videos With Vine, Quora As A Blog Platform
Another busy week in tech has come and gone, so you know what that means: It's time for CrunchWeek, the time when a few of us writers talk about the most interesting stories of the past seven days. In...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 27, 2013
Techcrunch Iterations: Silicon Valley Slowly Awakens To Android (On Samsung)
When the iPhone launched in 2007, Jobs proclaimed when it came to phones, Apple was likely, at that time, five years ahead of the competition. Well, those five years are up, and all of a sudden, as if...
09:22 pm GMT - Sun, January 27, 2013
Techcrunch Will Nokias Music+ Premium Service Be Enough To Dent Lumia Sales? Unlikely.
Nokia has had its free Nokia Music service for a while, allowing free music streaming on its Lumia handsets in the US since last September. But the service allowed for only a limited number of song sk...
07:48 pm GMT - Sun, January 27, 2013
Techcrunch Webdoc Dumps Confusing Name For Urturn, Adds Tools For Fans To Create Memes For Bands
I always thought Webdoc was extremely poorly named. While the platform had been used by record labels for fan engagement and marketing, the name really did not work. Pretty much any fool could see thi...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 27, 2013
Techcrunch Facebooks Categorial Imperative
Facebook's newest feature adds some much-needed relevance to the huge proportion of its data hoard that no user has seen or, if we're honest, thought about, in days, weeks, or years. But Graph Search ...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 27, 2013
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: Smartphones That Light Up Your Life
Editors note:Ross Rubinis principal analyst atReticle Researchand blogs atTechspressive.Last weeks Backed or Whacked focused on devices that can remotely provide input to smartphones; this week, we ve...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, January 27, 2013
Techcrunch Resolving Co-Founder Disputes
Editor's note: Mike Knoop is co-founder of Zapier.One in four Y Combinator companies loses a founder. It's not hard to conclude that startup co-founder disputes are universal. They range from the big ...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, January 27, 2013
Techcrunch Want The Best Enterprise Software? Date It
Editor's note: Mikkel Svane is CEO and co-founder of Zendesk.Its hard to imagine the time when you couldnt date anyone you liked. Cultural barriers got in the way. Your access to information was limit...
06:22 am GMT - Sun, January 27, 2013
Techcrunch Truth, Money, Right, Wrong
Yesterday I wrote about the ongoing CNET editorial independence issue. I said that the editors and journalists at CNET were part of the problem, and suggested that they either publish their (assumed) ...
06:11 am GMT - Sun, January 27, 2013
Techcrunch Unlocking Your Phone Is Now Illegal, But What Does That Mean For You?
All the salacious headlines are (mostly) true -- as of today, you can't unlock a carrier-subsidized smartphone on your own before the contract associated with it runs out without technically running a...
05:19 am GMT - Sun, January 27, 2013
Techcrunch The Roger Dubuis Quatuor Watch Attempts To Outfox Gravity With Four Separate Balance Wheels
Today's watch porn comes courtesy of Roger Dubuis, a manufacturer of odd timepieces. Their latest, the Quatour (which kind of sounds like a character from Total Recall), is a watch with four separate ...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, January 27, 2013
Techcrunch A Closer Look At The Quality Of Angel Returns Data
Editor's note: David Tetenis a partner withff Venture Capital and founder and chairman ofHarvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York.The good news for TechCrunch readers: Every major stu...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, January 27, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: Games Need Their Nielsens
With Facebook deciding to hide monthly and daily active users, we have lost the one game platform that could give us reasonably objective data about game performance. We are back to the Dark Ages of v...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, January 27, 2013
Techcrunch The Silicon Valley Housing Market Is Only Going To Get Crazier
Editor's note: Glenn Kelman is the CEO of Redfin, a technology-powered real estate broker backed by Madrona Venture Group and Greylock Partners. Silicon Valley home buyers, I wish we had better news. ...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, January 27, 2013
Techcrunch Netflixs House Of Cards Could Be The Best Show You Wont See On TV
Netflix original series House of Cards makes for really good TV, even if you'll never watch the show on any broadcast or cable network. That's because Netflix cut a reported $100 million check for exc...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, January 27, 2013
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Vine
Twitter launched Vine, the mobile iOS app that lets users create six-second looping video and share it to various social networks, just two days ago and it's been the topic of many a media conversatio...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: The 10 Percent Solution
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor watched in amazement as Apple's stock price tanked due to their blowout quarter and two-thirds ownership of the U.S. smar...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch Forget Virality, Selling Enterprise Software Is Still Old School
Editor's note:Roman Stanek is CEO and founder of GoodData.Lately, in Silicon Valley and its counterparts around the world, disappointment has ruled the halls of companies that had a huge impact with c...
08:35 pm GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch CNET Now Forbidden To Review Aereo, The TV Service In Active Litigation With CBS
John P. Falcone over at CBS-owned CNET posted a quick piece on Aereo, the TV-over-Internet startup that is giving broadcasters fits. The story, which would have been a short piece on Aereo on a Roku d...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch America Has Hit Peak Jobs
"The middle class is being hollowed out," says James Altucher. "Economists are shifting their attention toward a [...] crisis in the United States: the significant increase in income inequality," repo...
04:23 pm GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch Anonymous Threatens Massive WikiLeaks-Style Exposure, Announced On Hacked Gov Site
Hacktivist organization Anonymous is threatening perhaps their biggest play ever: a massive WikiLeaks-style exposure of sensitive U.S. government secrets. As proof of their power, they announced detai...
11:12 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch The Weekly Good: Heres How $7 Can Help Change The World
[Editor's 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.] What if just by buying a t-shirt...
10:41 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch We Are Supposed To Be Truth Tellers
A couple of weeks ago CNET was put into an absurd situation – they could not favorably cover a technology product because the company behind that product was in litigation with CNET’s pare...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Is Primed To Disrupt Online Dating
Editors Note: Brian Bowman is founder and CEO of LikeIt.com, a fun way to discover people, places, and things.The responsibility of dating sites should be to facilitate great first dates. Unfortunatel...
08:45 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch Realtime Polling Startup GoPollGo Begins To Show Real Business Potential With Promoted Polls
Back in early 2011, Ben Schaechter, Sam Grossberg and Paul Kompfner launched GoPollGo to address a perceived deficiency in analytics, geographical info and social integrations from the Web's go-to pol...
07:03 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch Time Spent In Retailers Mobile Apps Grows More Than Five-Fold In A Year, Flurry Finds
Consumers spent six times as much time in retailer apps in December compared to a year earlier, showing that shopping and commerce is finally beginning to take off on mobile platforms. Flurry, the mob...
06:57 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch How Long Til Facebook Clones Vine? No, Facebook Should Have Invented Vine
Facebook used to build the future, but since the mobile era began it's been chasing what's next -- Buying Instagram, reskinning acquisition Beluga as Messenger, copying Snapchat as Poke, and now getti...
06:57 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch How Long Till Facebook Clones Vine? No, Facebook Should Have Invented Vine
Facebook used to build the future, but since the mobile era began it's been chasing what's next -- Buying Instagram, reskinning acquisition Beluga as Messenger, copying Snapchat as Poke, and now getti...
05:56 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Platform Aarki Acquires Mobspire To Improve Rich Media Ad Creation
Aarki, which offers a platform for creating and delivering mobile ads, just announced that it has acquired another mobile ad startup called Mobspire.The financial terms of the deal aren't being disclo...
04:07 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Could Relieve IPO Pressure By Selling $80M Of Early Employee Stock To BlackRock At $9B Valuation
Today The Financial Times reported in a paywalled article that Twitter is brokering a deal for investment firm BlackRock to buy up to $80 million of stock from early Twitter employees at a $9 billion ...
04:05 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry 10 To Star In RIMs First Super Bowl Commercial
Waterloo-based RIM is gearing up to take the wraps off of BlackBerry 10 in just a few days, but a bit of showmanship in front of journalists and analysts won't be enough to convince the masses of the ...
04:01 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch Next-Gen Video Format H.265 Is Approved, Paving The Way For High-Quality Video On Low-Bandwidth Networks
The ITU has approved a new video format that could bring 4k video to future broadband networks, while also making streaming HD video available even on bandwidth-constrained mobile networks. The H.265 ...
03:34 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Kleiner Perkins Ted Schlein On How The VC Industry Has Changed; Whats Next For The Enterprise And More
I was fortunate to have Kleiner Perkins' investment partner Ted Schlein join me on Ask A VC this week. Schlein, who joined Kleiner in 1996 and has nearly two decades of experience in the VC world, dis...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch New York Startup Caskers Offers Rare Spirits Online
Whether you're into delicately sipping a fine brandy in the company of beautiful men and women in some smoky, wood-paneled bar in Zurich or, like me, you would rather drink an entire bottle of Maker's...
02:37 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator Backs Its First Non-Profit, Watsi; Paul Graham Says Hes Never Been So Excited To Invest
Back in August, we wrote about the launch of a startup non-profit organization called Watsi, which offers anyone and everyone the opportunity to fund "low-cost, high impact treatment" for those who la...
02:16 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch Rabois Left Square Over Sexual Harassment Claim, Calls Accusations A Shakedown
In a very surprising twist to Keith Rabois’ departure from Square yesterday, the reason is now known, and it wasn’t about business like everyone speculated. He was charged with sexual hara...
02:09 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 01.25.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific time....
02:04 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch Cheezburger Creators Startup SimpleHoney Shifts Focus From Travel To I Want Wish List App
SimpleHoney, the startup co-founded by Joyce Kim (former CEO of Korean pop site Soompi.com and former co-host of the GigaOm show) and Eric Nakagawa (creator of the I Can Has Cheezburger blog), is purs...
01:56 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch Canceled Soaps All My Children And One Life to Live Coming Back From The Dead On Hulu, iTunes
It's no "Arrested Development," but Hulu is today announcing that it, too, is bringing TV programs back from the dead. (Coming back from the dead - hey, that sounds like a soap plot!). Hulu has now si...
01:52 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Nike+ Fuel Band Plus 2 Free Tickets To The #Crunchies
As you've no doubt heard by now, the 6th Annual Crunchies Awards are nearly upon us! Voting concluded last night and the last set of tickets are on sale now. If you want to purchase them in time for n...
01:19 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Clarifies Ban On Apps That Use Its Data To Replicate Its Features Or Dont Share Back
After shutting down data access to several competing apps, Facebook todaymade two major clarificationsto its Platform Policy, banning apps that use its data but make it easy for users to share back to...
12:03 am GMT - Sat, January 26, 2013
Techcrunch Just In Time For The Weekend, We Present The DIY LEGO Pancake Bot
If you only watch one video today, it should be this one. You will discover that it is footage of a DIY LEGO pancake maker which is, in my expert opinion, the best thing to come out of Norway since th...
11:36 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Open Garden And TextMe Team Up So Android Tablet Users Can Text, Call, & Video Chat Even When They Dont Have A Signal
Open Garden, the TechCrunch Disrupt New York 2012 battlefieldfinalistwhich allows users to share their wireless data connections with others, is today announcing its first partnership with another sof...
11:26 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch This Is Whats Wrong With College: Student Expelled For Exposing Networks Privacy Flaws
In a telling example of higher education's misplaced priorities, a Canadian student was expelled for finding privacy flaws in a university's computer network. Fresh-faced 20-year-old hacker, Hamed Al-...
10:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch First Round Capitals 2012: 37 New Deals; 66 Follow-On Rounds, $23.1M Invested
First Round Capital is releasing its 2012 year in review, which delves into hard data like how much the seed fund invested in the year to the most common CEO name within the firm'sportfolio....
10:02 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Takes On Google, Facebook & Dropbox By Adding Auto-Uploads To Its Cloud Drive Photos App
Look out, Google, Facebook and Dropbox? Amazon has now added automatic mobile photo uploads to its Amazon Cloud Drive Photos Android app, in an update released yesterday evening. The functionality mak...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Translator App Waygo Reads Chinese Menus For Hungry Travelers
As anyone who has ever studied Chinese knows, it's an onerous language to learn--especially on an empty stomach. That's where Waygo comes in. The translation iOS app makes life easier for travelers by...
09:55 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Virgin America Taps MOGLs Restaurant Gamification Platform To Serve Up Dining Rewards
Virgin America is the hip, new airline with cool in-seat displays complete with TV shows, games, and the ability to order food. So it only makes sense that they've tapped Califonia-based startup MOGL ...
09:09 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Cisco Leaves The Consumer Networking Market After Selling Linksys Brand To Belkin
It's been a weird decade for Cisco. After being a dot-com darling in the late 90s (everyone wanted a few Cisco routers for their door-to-door pet food delivery services), the company tried its hand at...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Segment.io Lets Developers Integrate With Multiple Analytics Providers In Hours, Not Weeks
Segment.io, a Y Combinator-backed analytics startup for developers, offers an easier way for developers to integrate the APIs from multiple analytics providers into their own applications. The service...
08:45 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Poses With Baby Brother Galaxy Note II, Shows Off Its S-Pen
The Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet has been anything but shy, leaking all over the place and posing for a few hands-on pics. But today’s scoop from French blog Frandroid marks the first time we get a re...
08:41 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Rejects Samsung Request To See iOS 6 Source Code In Korea Patent Battle
In Korea's Seoul Central District Court, Samsung has brought a patent infringement case against Apple's mobile operating system -- and is now putting pressure on Apple to show it the iOS 6 source code...
08:40 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch AT&T To Acquire 700 MHz Spectrum From Verizon For $1.9B In Cash And AWS Spectrum Licenses
AT&T has announced a deal with Verizon Wireless that will allow the company to continue to build out its 4G LTE network in the U.S., through the acquisition of 700 MHz spectrum from Verizon Wirele...
08:37 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer To Bring Company Back To Its Roots: Its The Web Ordered For You
Yahoo plans to compete on mobile by way of partnerships, not hardware or operating systems, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer told Bloomberg at the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, whe...
07:56 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch DeltaMaker Goes To Kickstarter To Fund A 3D Printer Thats All About Showing Off The Work
Another day, another 3D printer on Kickstarter. But the DeltaMaker, which launched its campaign this week, is a little different than some of the others we've seen to date. It's not the cheapest, and ...
07:37 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Vine Swings To The Top Of Social In App Store, Claims 14th Spot In Free Apps
Vine was just released yesterday as Twitter's new standalone video-sharing iOS app. It lets users thread together tiny clips into one looping six-second video, with a UI very similar to Instagram's. T...
07:17 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Dominated Apple And Nokia With A Record 213M Smartphones Shipped In 2012
The battle’s been raging between Samsung and Apple for global smartphone domination, but according to the latest numbers out of Strategy Analytics, Samsung has extended its lead over rival manuf...
06:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Inventor Of The World Wide Web Calls For More Online Innovation To Break Down Cultural Barriers And Build New Business Models
Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, isn't entirely happy with what he has created -- and has thrown down the gauntlet to web developers to come up with more disruptive forms of online...
06:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch HTML Pioneer Tim Berners-Lee Calls For More Online Innovation To Break Down Cultural Barriers And Build New Business Models
Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the hyperlinked World Wide Web, isn't entirely happy with what he has helped to create -- and has thrown down the gauntlet to web developers to come up with more disru...
06:40 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch EU Enlists Telefonica, Cisco, HP, Nokia, ARM And Others To Close The 700K IT Job Gap In Europe
Neelie Kroes, VP of the European Commission, today announced a new education initiative for Europe with help from Cisco, Nokia, Telefonica, ARM, HP and other tech titans, as well as government and oth...
05:54 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Apples 2013 Supplier Responsibility Report Includes 72% Bump In Audits For 2012, 97% Increase In Training
Apple has released its 2013 Supplier Responsibility Progress Report, and it features a number of updates from last year, including Apple's decision to join the Fair Labor Association (a notable first)...
04:51 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch KashFlow Adds Tradeshift Support After Being Blindsided By News Of Intuits Strategic Investment In E-Invoicing Startup
This week's news that Tradeshift, the business interactions and e-invoicing platform, has taken a 'multi-million' pound strategic investment from legacy accounting software maker Intuit is bound to ha...
04:51 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch KashFlow Adds Tradeshift Support After Being Blindsided By Intuits Investment In E-Invoicing Startup
This week's news that Tradeshift, the business interactions and e-invoicing platform, has taken a 'multi-million' pound strategic investment from legacy accounting software maker Intuit is bound to ha...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Indian Music App Dhingana Has Been Downloaded 3.5M Times, Launches On The Mobile Web
Dhingana, which offers a free service for streaming Bollywood and other Indian music, said today that its mobile apps have been downloaded 3.5 million times. And the company is hoping to reach an even...
12:51 pm GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch League Of Legends, The Most-Played PC Game In The World, Runs On The Same Open Hardware As Facebook
League of Legends is the most-played, multi-player PC game in the world, with gamers logging nearly 1.3 billion hours of play time. The Riot Gamestitlehas more hours logged than World of Warcraft and ...
11:44 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Keith Rabois Leaves Top Operating Role At Square
Long-time investor and valley executive Keith Rabois is leaving his chief operating officer position at payment company Square, in a surprise announcement by the company tonight.Chief operating office...
11:35 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Huawei Was Top Third Smartphone Vendor In Q4 After Samsung & Apple, Says IDC
IDC's Q4 report on the global mobile phone market reveals that Huawei sprang up into the top-three smartphone vendors in the world, a first for the company. In Q4, Huawei held a 4.9 percent marketshar...
09:38 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Skype Must Be More Transparent, Says Activists And Advocacy Groups
A roster of privacy advocates, Internet activists, journalists and other organizations have issued an open letter to Microsoft, calling on it to issue regular transparency reports about the release of...
08:51 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Is Done Giving Its Precious Social Graph To Competitors
Of all Facebook's data sets, it's the social graph that's truly unique. It's spent nine years getting you to confirm who you know, and apparently it's sick of handing over your friend list to competit...
07:54 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Another Potential Suitor For RIM As Lenovo Ponders An Acquisition
Research In Motion is once again the target of a rumored acquisition. Lenovo’s CFO Wang Wai Ming said in an interview with Bloomberg at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos that the Beijing...
07:27 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch RebelMouse Hires Former CNNMoney And VaynerMedia Talent To Build Out Its Content And Partnerships
RebelMouse, a content aggregation and curation site that lets users set up a profile and pull in content from their social networking accounts, as well as other sources, has hired some key former empl...
07:09 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Today Is The Last Day To Vote For The Crunchies *And* Buy Tickets
The Crunchies are next week and we've already sold out the beautifulDaviesSymphony Hallin San Francisco.... Well, we had sold out, but then we found a little more space in the balcony. We opened up th...
07:05 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Samsungs Big Q4 2012: $52.4 Billion In Revenue Is Nice, But Operating Profit Surged 89% Year-Over-Year To $8.27 Billion
Samsung already gave us a hint of what to expect to see in their latest quarterly financials, but now the Korean consumer electronics titan has release its earnings for all to see. Here's the gist of ...
06:06 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Verizon Said To Be Getting A Flagship Nokia Windows Phone (Codenamed Laser) Of Its Own
Don't get me wrong, HTC's Windows Phone 8X is great and all, but the rest of Verizon Wireless' Windows Phone lineup (think the Nokia Lumia 822 and Samsung;s ATIV Odyssey) is a bit lacking in the oomph...
05:59 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Vine Just Made Twitter A Stronger Social Network
Vine, in case you missed it, is a standalone iOS app from Twitter that lets users create short, 6-second videos that run on a loop. Users record by holding their thumb against the screen, and stop by ...
05:41 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Internets Pace Of Innovation Will Force The Data Center To Open Up
More hardware will open up -- it's inevitable. Hardware in the data center is no exception. Hardware in the data center is no exception. As Tim O'Reilly said in his keynote at the Open Compute Summit,...
05:39 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch No Fitbit Or Fuelband Necessary. The Moves App Tracks Your Steps From The iPhone.
For those of you who don’t have the disposable income or the obsessiveness of a Quantified Self devotee to try every single smart pedometer out there like the Fuelband, Fitbit or Jawbone Up, the...
04:24 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Hey Android Gamers, OUYA Has Heard Your Anguished Cries And Modified Its Controller
The team behind the Ouya Android game console clearly paid a lot of attention to its looks -- they nabbed Yves Behar to design the thing, after all -- but not every component has passed muster with th...
04:13 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Order Mapper Raises $550K Led By Vegas Tech Fund, So You Can Order Pizza (And Eventually More) From Anywhere
Order Mapper, which makes apps for ordering a variety of goods (starting with pizza) from any business, just announced that it has raised a $550,000 round led by Vegas Tech Fund.The company's flagship...
02:49 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Coaster Launches A Self-Serve iPad App For Bars To Accept Mobile Payments For Free
Coaster launched a few months ago with a mobile drink ordering app, allowing consumers to place orders and pay for their drinks at select bars without having to wait in line. Since launch, the startu...
02:49 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Blocks Yandexs Social Search App From Accessing Its Data Just Three Hours After Launch
Yandex begged Facebook not to shut down its social search app Wonder that launched this morning. But the explanation Yandex's lawyers sent us for why it's compliant with Facebook's policies didn't sto...
02:49 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Blocks Yandexs New Social Search App From Accessing Its Data Just Three Hours After Launch
Yandex begged Facebook not to shut down its social search app Wonder that launched this morning. But the explanation Yandex's lawyers sent us for why it's compliant with Facebook's policies didn't sto...
02:24 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Joe Biden Wins The Internet Again: The Best Quotes Of His Google+ Hangout
America’s “Happy Warrior”, Vice-President Joe Biden, was as entertaining as ever in his Google+ hangout on gun reform today. “If you want to keep people away during an ear...
02:11 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Posts Mixed Q2 Earnings: $21.46B Revenue Misses Expectations, $0.76 EPS Exceeds Estimates
Microsoft announced today its financial results for the second fiscal quarter of 2013, and it was an overall strong showing for the company. The Redmond, Washington-based software giant posted revenue...
02:10 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch AT&Ts Q4 2012 Beats Street With $32.6B In Revenue, Misses With EPS Of $0.44, Smartphone Subscriber Base Jumps To 47.1M
AT&T shared its Q4 2012 earnings results today, reporting overall quarterly revenues of $32.6 billion (an increase of 0.2% year over year), and earnings per share of $0.44, The highlight of AT&...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch In The Studio, Academia.edus Richard Price Is A Founder On A Mission
"In The Studio" continues this week by welcoming a former Oxford PhD student who, upon completing his long education, ended up in San Francisco, toyed with a few web ideas, eventually was so inspired ...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch With More Than 1,500 Businesses Using Its Video Editing App, Videolicious Adds More Enterprise-Friendly Features
Thanks to an easy editing tool, Videolicious been adopted by enterprise customers who are using it for internal and external communication, sales, and marketing. With that in mind, Videolicious has ju...
12:59 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch 140 Proof Brings Its Interest-Targeted Ads To Tumblr And Other Blogging Platforms
140 Proof is expanding its social ad technology today with the launch of a new format called Native Ads for Social Sites, which allows 140 Proof advertisers to run campaigns on blogging platforms like...
12:53 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch TechStars Grad Distil.It Lands $1.8M To Help Your Business Put A Stop To Bots, Web Scraping & Content Theft
Distil.it, a cloud-based platform that aims to help businesses quash web scraping and other nefarious web-born fraud, announced today that it has landed $1.8 million in seed financing. Investors in th...
12:47 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Cheap Movies And Software Might Soon Be Downloadable From A Rogue Caribbean Island
There might soon be a super simple way to download copyrighted movies, music, and software: the Caribbean island of Antigua is reportedly set to host servers that allow users to download content as re...
12:39 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Hipmunks CEO And Founder Adam Goldstein Discusses Its New Deals Product And The Road Ahead
Having launched two years ago into an extremely crowded travel vertical, Hipmunk has carved out its own niche. The site was built out of the need for ease of travelling by its founders, and the compan...
12:12 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch Automattic Acquires Simperium, The Y Combinator-Backed Data Syncing Startup Behind Simplenote
WordPress.com parent company Automattic has acquired Simperium, the startup that runs a data syncing platform and is also well-known for Simplenote, the personal note-keeping app that's been described...
12:12 am GMT - Fri, January 25, 2013
Techcrunch A Pre-App Store, App Store? PreApps Launches A Social Marketplace To Preview Apps Before They Hit Stores
It probably doesn't come as a surprise, but the mobile app economy continues to grow like gangbusters -- like it stole something. Research2Guidance found that revenue from the top five app stores hit ...
11:45 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch OLO, An Online And Mobile Ordering Platform For Restaurants, Grabs $5 Million In New Funding From PayPal & Others
OLO, the New York-based online and mobile ordering platform for restaurants, has raised a $5 million Series B round of funding from PayPal and existing investors, David Frankel, RRE Ventures, and Core...
11:25 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Real-time Ad Bidding Platform AppNexus Raises $75M In Series D Funding
Advertising technology companies are not exactly the most well-known names to the average web user, but they can certainly garner serious attention from those inside the industry -- particularly inves...
11:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Zuckerberg To Fundraise For Gov. Christie, Republican Who Criticized His Own Party
Facebook founder and business celebrity Mark Zuckerberg will be hosting a high-profile fundraiser at his Palo Alto home for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a.k.a "The Boss." The two allegedly became p...
11:07 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Obama To Name New SEC Chair, Crowdfunding May Finally Move Foward
President Obama will reportedly name former attorney general for the Southern District of New York, Mary Jo White, to the top spot at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Technology startups ...
11:07 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Obama To Name New SEC Chair, Crowdfunding May Finally Move Forward
President Obama will reportedly name former attorney general for the Southern District of New York, Mary Jo White, to the top spot at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Technology startups ...
10:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Intel Makes Mobile Push Into Africa Via Partner Safaricom, Releases Android-Powered Yolo Smartphone
Its no secret that Intel is gunning to gain some mobile traction in emerging markets, and the chipmaker doesnt seem to be wasting any time in 2013. Kenyan wireless operator (and Intel partner) Safaric...
10:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Foundation: Dave Morin on Maintaining Genuine Relationships Via Social Networks
For the latest episode of my Foundation series, I headed over to the Path office to sit down with founder Dave Morin. Dave talks about getting his start in student marketing at Apple, and reflects tha...
10:17 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch The New ARM Juggernaut Is A Server On A Chip
Tell me what a server is these days. Applied Micro Circuit CEO Paramsh Goti says that it's on an ARM chip, a tiny microprocessor that does what the big old servers would once do on PC-style machines.G...
09:57 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Yandex Confirms Wonder, A Voice-Powered Social Search App, As A U.S. Experiment, Gets Legal Advice On Why It Shouldnt Irk Facebook
Yandex -- the so-called "Google of Russia" -- has confirmed today that it is launching the social search app Wonder, combining its own proprietary search algorithms with data from social networks like...
09:51 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Banjo Releases iPad And Android Tablet App, Focuses On Content Consumption And The Second Screen
Banjo, the location-based social network for sharing images and content tied to specific real-world locales, today unveiled its new native iPad and Android apps. This marks the first time Banjo has ma...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Customer Loyalty Startup Front Flip Raises $3.75 Million For Its Digital Scratch Cards Platform
By default, the in-store scans are time sensitive, offering customers 30 minutes to redeem their prize, like a free or discounted appetizer, drink, dessert, etc. The drive-thru codes, meanwhile, give ...
09:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Study Finds That We Still Believe Untruths Even After Instant Online Corrections
If you've ever wondered why birthers, inside jobbers, and other conspiracy theorists won't simply take the truth at face value, two researchers at OSU have found that we tend to ignore - and reject - ...
09:12 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Twitters 6-Second Video Sharing App, Vine, Goes Live In The App Store
Twitter has officially launched its Vine video sharing app in the App Store, as announced on the company blog. With Instagram taking the world by storm, and subsequently selling to Facebook for $1 bil...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Google Is Building An Experimental Wireless Network Perfect For High-Density Urban Centers
When Google experiments, it can have earth-changing consequences. That might be the case with its latest project: the building of a wireless network on-campus at its Mountain View headquarters, report...
08:32 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch ER Accelerator Announces 10 Startups Joining Its January 2013 Class
It's a brand new year, and a brand new class for the Entrepreneurs' Roundtable Accelerator is only fitting on this cold, January morning. The accelerator announced back in October that this January 20...
08:02 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch With Todays Update, Tumblr Starts To Look More Like A Fully Featured Twitter Than Blogging Platform
In an effort to make its Dashboard a "smaller and more streamlined experience," the social blogging platform Tumblr is today overhauling the way users create posts on its website. Instead of the large...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Cycloramic, The App That Makes Your iPhone Do The Twist, Updates To Version 2.0
At first glance, the Cycloramic app in action may make you think that He Who Shall Not Be Named is somewhere nearby, manipulating your iPhone through dark magic. In reality, it's simply an app that co...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Lightbank-Backed Boomerang Debuts A Social Gifting Platform For Brands And Businesses
Boomerang, theChicago-based social gifting service which sprung up this summer as a way for users to send gifts to friends (similar to Wrapp), is now moving into the B2B space with the debut of a plat...
07:44 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch A Week After Launching On iOS, Temple Run 2 Hits Google Play
Temple Run was one of the most popular games of 2012, seeing 2.5 million downloads on Christmas day alone. But like any good mobile gaming studio, Imangi Studios has released the sequel to the hit rac...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Makers: An Evening At The Van Brunt Stillhouse
What do you do when you already have the coolest job in the world? You start a business where you can have another amazing job on evenings and weekends. Daric Schlesselman is an editor for the Daily S...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Not Considering Android, Plans Its Own Low-Cost Lumia Plus Asha Strategy
Despite recent suggestions that Nokia is at least keeping an open mind about adopting Google's Android platform, the company has reiterated that it is sticking to its guns with Windows Phone and its h...
07:16 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Pebble Smart Watch iPhone And Android Apps Now Available, Just In Time For First Shipments
Pebble, the Kickstarter darling and connected smart watch, announced just yesterday that its product was now beginning to ship out to backers in limited quantities, but its iPhone app had yet to be ap...
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Gets Into Voice Recognition, Buys Ivona Software To Compete Against Apples Siri
Amazon today announced that it is acquiring Ivona Software, a specialist in voice technologies that competes with Nuance and is already used in the Kindle Fire for services covering text-to-speech, vo...
07:06 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Patents Smart Shoes That Feature Embedded Sensors, And Alarms For When You Need New Ones
Apple has been dabbling in wearable tech, at least when it comes to the U.S. Patent Office, and a new application uncovered Thursday by AppleInsider adds to that growing category. Apple has filed for ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch VC Firm Bessemer Doubles Down On Investment Leadership, Adds Six New Partners
Venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners is adding a number of new leaders to its partnership. In addition to the promotions of Kent Bennett, Brian Feinstein, Ethan Kurzweil and Trevor Oelschig ...
06:41 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Online Education Platform WizIQ Raises $4M Series B To Bolster User-Base, Led By Indian Private Equity Fund Kaizen
WizIQ, an online education platform which provides virtual classroom software for teachers and trainers at school and university level has raised a $4 million Series B round. The funding was led by Ka...
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Reportedly Caught On Camera, Inherits Design Language Of Galaxy Note II
Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is rumored for an official unveiling at Mobile World Congress next week in Barcelona, but this week it's been the subject of a lot of rumors and speculation ahead of release. T...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch KnowRe Raises $1.4M From SoftBank For An Adaptive Learning Platform That Helps Improve Your Math Skills
As the educational landscape changes, it is giving birth to a whole new generation of learning software and learning software companies. In part, this change is being driven by the introduction of "ad...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch McGraw-Hill Acquires 20% Stake In Area9, The Adaptive Learning Company Behind Its New Smart eBooks
As a 95-year-old publishing company primarily known for its textbooks, McGraw-Hill is not usually the type of exhibitor one finds at the Consumer Electronics Show, let alone one to make a splash. None...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Backed By Y Combinator And Google Ventures, CircuitHub Aims To Be A One-Stop Shop For Electrical Part Info
Say you're building a gadget. You'll probably need several widgets, gizmos and electronic thingymabobs. CircuitHub is now here to help. The startup launched today and is attempting to be the world's f...
04:46 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Confirms The PureView Was Officially The Last Symbian Phone
Symbian is now officially dead, Nokia confirmed today. In the company's earnings announcement that came out just a little while ago, Nokia confirmed that the Pure View, released last year, was the ver...
04:06 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Q4 2012 Beats The Street On Sales Of $10.7B, EPS Of 0.08, But Axes 2012 Dividend To Keep Liquidity
Nokia continues to turn its ship around, slowly. The Finnish handset maker -- once the world's largest but hit bad by competition from Android device makers and Apple -- today reported Q4 earnings tha...
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Cambridge University To Open Graphene R&D Centre With Backing from Nokia, Plastic Logic & Others, Plus 12M+ U.K. Government Grant
Material scientists and nanotechnologists get very excited about the potential of graphene -- a one-atom-thick sheet of bonded carbon atoms that's exceptionally strong and flexible -- but they are no...
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Cambridge University To Open 25M Graphene R&D Centre With Backing from Nokia, Plastic Logic & Others
Material scientists and nanotechnologists get very excited about the potential of graphene -- a one-atom-thick sheet of bonded carbon atoms that's exceptionally strong and flexible -- but they are no...
01:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Sony Fined Nearly $400,000 By U.K. Data Protection Watchdog For 2011 PlayStation Network Hack
Sony has been fined by the U.K.'s data protection watchdog for the April 2011 data breach of the PlayStation Network which compromised the personal details of millions of users. The Information Commis...
01:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Sony Fined Nearly $400,000 By U.K. Data Protection Watchdog For 2011 PlayStation Network Hack, Says It Plans To Appeal (Updated)
Sony has been fined by the U.K.'s data protection watchdog for the April 2011 data breach of the PlayStation Network which compromised the personal details of millions of users. The Information Commis...
01:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Sony Fined Nearly $400,000 By U.K. Data Protection Watchdog For 2011 PlayStation Network Hack, Plans To Appeal (Updated)
Sony has been fined by the U.K.'s data protection watchdog for the April 2011 data breach of the PlayStation Network which compromised the personal details of millions of users. The Information Commis...
10:12 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch New Google Image Search Is Faster, Gets Rid Of Obnoxious Landing Page For Metadata
Google announced that it has revamped its image search to be faster and more effective. The changes, which will be rolled out over the next few days, include image results displayed in an inline panel...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Extole Raises $7.5M To Build Brands Word-Of-Mouth On Social Media
Extole, a startup offering tools for brands to manage their "social advocacy" programs, has raised $7.5 million in new funding.The round is a follow-on to the $10 million Series C that Extole raised a...
08:31 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch SV Angel Invested $30M In Pinterest Secondary Sale
Last week we reported on anSEC filingof a new $30 million raiseforSVAngel, for a fund called SV Angel-III Growth P.We've since heard from multiple sources that this $30 million is a Special Purpose Ve...
07:36 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch California M&A Activity Reaches Highest Level Since 2009, With Tech Deals Leading The Way
California saw about $91.1 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions last year, the strongest level seen since 2009, according to Mergermarket. The fourth quarter saw a 10.4 percent increase over the ...
07:12 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch With Apple, What A Difference A Week Makes
You know the drill, Apple posts a record $54.5 billion in revenue......and the stock tanks 10 percent in after-hours trading.I mean. Fifty four and a half billion dollars. I went ahead and did the mat...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Guavus Buys Mobile Analytics And Data Intelligence Company Neuralitic Systems
Fresh off raising $30 million in new funding, enterprise data-analytics company Guavus is making a key acquisition today--Neuralitic Systems. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Neuralitic...
04:25 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Report: 22-Year-Old Gets Job At San Francisco Website
The Onion has the scoop. What’s crazy is I think I saw this guy near our office recently, riding his skateboard. Small world....
04:09 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apples Tim Cook Sees Huge Opportunity For iPad In Mac Cannibalization
Apple CEO Tim Cook responded to questions about the issue of potential cannibalization of Mac sales by iPad devices on today's earnings call, a question made more timely by the fact that Mac sales wer...
04:03 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Dear Tim Cook, The Retina Display Is Great But Its Not The Best
“iPhone 5 offers a new 4 inch retina display, which is the most advanced display in the industry,” said Tim Cook. “No one comes close to matching the quality of the Retina Display.&#...
04:02 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Tim Cook On iPhone Market Share And Apples Track Record Of Devices At Different Price Points
Today during Apple's Q1 2013 conference call, CEO Tim Cook was asked about whether Apple was concerned about Apple's overall market share in smartphones. No one mentioned the A-word (Android, that is)...
04:02 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Wercker Makes Code Delivery Easy, Gets Seed Funding From Shamrock Ventures, Greylock Venture Partners And A-List Technologists
Cloud continual delivery service Wercker has received a seed investment from an A-list group of investors. The round was led by Shamrock Ventures with additional support from Greylock Venture Partners...
03:47 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Sold 2M Apple TVs In The Holiday Quarter, Up 60% From A Year Ago
Apple announced on its earnings call today that the company sold more than 2 million Apple TV devices in its fiscal first quarter. That’s up from 1.3 million sequentially, and up from 1.4 millio...
03:40 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Tim Cook On Growth Of Apple Maps: Usage Is Higher Prior To iOS 6 Release, Promises Continued Improvements
One of the most embarrassing happenings in recent Apple history was the launch of its own Maps offering with iOS 6. People were getting lost and wondering why Apple decided to cut Google out of the OS...
03:33 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apples Tim Cook Says iPhone And iPad Supply Component Order Cut Rumors Dont Tell The Whole Story
Apple CEO Tim Cook took time on the company's earnings call today to comment on a specific rumor, which is an extreme oddity for Apple's top-tier executives. He prefaced it by saying he doesn't want t...
03:21 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Changes The Way It Breaks Out China, App Store, Accessory Revenue
If you look at the data sheet that Apple reports along with its standard earnings release, you’ll notice a few changes this quarter. The company adjusted how it reports revenue for different geo...
03:19 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Retail Stores Averaged $1.25M In Revenue Per Week For Q1 2013
As we learn more about Apple’s Q1 in 2013, we’ve found out some interesting facts about Apple’s retail stores. The company says that it has opened 401 stores total, with four new one...
03:18 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Now Has $137.1 Billion In Cash, More Than HPs Annual Revenue And Vietnams GDP
Let's put Apple's amazing cash on hand numbers into perspective once again. The company now has $137.1 billion in cash -- a 12.9 percent increase from the last reported number, $121.3 billion. With su...
03:18 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apples iCloud Has Grown To 250M Users
Apple announced today that there are now 250 million users on its iCloud service. That's a big increase from the 190 million users that it reported back in October, which itself was up from 150 millio...
03:17 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apples Record First Quarter Of 2013, In Charts
There are plenty of nifty tidbits to sort through in Apple's most recent earnings release, so here's a little aid if you're more of a visual learner than a text skimmer. We (by which I mean our graphi...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apples Mac Problem
News came today that Apple's Mac sales are down 21% year-over-year and 16% for the quarter. While 4.1 million Mac sold in Q1 2013 is nothing to sneeze at, it's still nearly a quarter year-over-year lo...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Quora Launches Blogging Platform With Mobile Text Editor To Give Every Author A Built-In Audience
The Internet is full of experts with no one reading their insights. It takes a lot of work to build a following. So today Quora launches a blogging platform that automatically distributes posts to its...
02:58 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Shares Drop 5.6% In After-Hours Trading After Q1 2013 Earnings, Shaving $27 Billion Off Its Market Cap
Apple just announced Q1 2013 earnings, and investors don’t seem to be convinced. The company missed on revenue and exceeded expectations on earnings per share. After a solid day for Apple shares...
02:58 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Shares Fall 10% In After-Hours Trading, Biggest Drop In Years
Apple just announced its Q1 2013 earnings, and investors don’t seem to be convinced. The company missed on revenue and exceeded expectations on earnings per share. After a solid day for Apple sh...
02:58 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Shares Fall 10% In After-Hours Trading, Biggest Drop In 1578 Days
Apple just announced its Q1 2013 earnings, and investors don’t seem to be convinced. The company missed on revenue and exceeded expectations on earnings per share. After a solid day of trading f...
02:58 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch With International User Base Now At 6M+, Netflix Puts A Hold On Global Expansion In First Half Of 2013, Cuts Losses
Streaming media giant, Netflix, released its fourth quarter earnings report today, and it was an auspicious one. The company's revenue and subscriber numbers well exceeded expectations, with $945 mill...
02:58 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch With Overseas Subscribers Topping 6M, Netflix Puts A Hold On Expanding Into International Markets
Streaming media giant, Netflix, released its fourth quarter earnings report today, and it was an auspicious one. The company's revenue and subscriber numbers well exceeded expectations, with $945 mill...
02:50 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apples Q1 International Sales Now 61% Of Revenues, As China Up By 67% To $6.8B, Europe Up 11% To $12.5B
Apple today posted Q1 earnings that indicated that -- despite wider problems in the European economy, and price and device competition from Android everywhere, it continues to make advances in interna...
02:50 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apples Q1 13 International Sales Now 61% Of Revenues, With China Up By 67% To $6.8B, Europe Up 11% To $12.5B
Apple today posted Q1 earnings that indicated that -- despite wider problems in the European economy, and price and device competition from Android everywhere, it continues to make advances in interna...
02:42 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apples Q1 2013 Breaks iPhone And iPad Sales Records With 47.8M, 22.9M Units Sold Respectively
Apple just released its earnings report for Q1 2013, ending in December of last year, with a solid hardware quarter overall. The iPhone dominated with 47.8 million units sold in the quarter, up quarte...
02:41 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Longtime Sequoia Capital Partner Greg McAdoo To Depart The Firm
Longtime Sequoia Capital partner Greg McAdoo is moving on after more than a dozen years at the storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm....
02:34 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Sells 4.1M Macs In Q1 2013, Down 21% Year Over Year And 16% From Previous Quarter
Apple's Mac sales for its first fiscal quarter of 2013 were not very impressive, despite high holiday appetite among consumers and new models. The company moved 4.1 million Macs in total, including no...
02:33 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apples Mixed Q1 2013: Revenue Up 17.7% to $54.5B, $13.1B In Profit, Earnings Of $13.81Share
Here we go: Apple has just released its fiscal Q1 2013 financials, and they're a sight to behold. Apple reported $54.5 billion in revenue (up 17.7% from the year-ago quarter), $13.1 billion in profit ...
02:31 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Retail Stores Do $6.44B Worth Of Sales In Q1 2013, Up From $6.12B Last Holiday Quarter
Apple does well during the holidays, that’s something that’s become extremely obvious. The company has just announced that it did $6.4B in retail store sales, which is up from $6.12B in th...
02:17 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix Shares Jump 30% After Hours, As It Beats The Street With Revenues Of $945M And 2M New Subscribers
Netflix had a stellar fourth quarter, posting revenues and subscriber numbers well above analyst estimates. That has got investors excited again, driving the stock up 25 percent in after hours trading...
02:13 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Can A Messaging App Beat Standalone Social Networking? Khosla-Backed Stealth Startup Just.me Gears Up For Launch With iOS Beta
Just.me, the new project from Keith Teare, co-founder of TechCrunch and partner at Archimedes Labs, has launched in beta as an app for iOS -- ahead of a public release on the App Store, likely in a mo...
02:01 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Conference App Bloodhounds Genius Growth Strategy Attracts $3M Series A Led By Thiels FF Angel
If you're running a conference, would you rather pay for a flimsy one-off app, or get paid to use a data-driven one your attendees may already have? If you picked the latter, you udnerstand why Bloodh...
02:01 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Silicon Valley Continues To Torture People With Its Terrible Rapping
There needs to be a word for when someone could effectively function as a parody of themselves, because this tendency is exaggerated in the age of social media. Everyone knows someone who posts inspir...
01:38 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch E-Commerce Platform Gumroad Adds New Publishing Features, Says Some Authors Have Made $100K+
Gumroad, the Kleiner Perkins-backed startup that allows you to sell anything through a simple link, is announcing some additions to its publishing program today, while also sharing some of its early s...
12:48 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Lobbying Spend Up 176%, Google Up 70% In 2012 To Try To Sway Privacy, Anti-Trust Legislation
When you're crushing your competitors, it's the government that can be your biggest threat. That's why Google grew its lobbying spend 70% to $16.48 million in 2012 and Facebook's fees soared 196% to $...
12:48 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Lobbying Spend Up 196%, Google Up 70% In 2012 To Try To Sway Privacy, Anti-Trust Legislation
When you're crushing your competitors, it's the government that can be your biggest threat. That's why Google grew its lobbying spend 70% to $16.48 million in 2012 and Facebook's fees soared 196% to $...
12:46 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Kimora: House Of Fab Brings TV Audiences Behind The Scenes At Fashion Startup JustFab
Starting tonight, online fashion service JustFab is going to be starring in its very own reality TV show on the Style Network.Given the hostile reception and dismal ratings of Bravo's Start-Ups: Silic...
12:18 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Online Casino Makes Over 500K, Skirting Laws With Legally Gray Digital Currency, BitCoin
Online casinos are finding a second chance at life thanks to an alternative digital currency known as Bitcoin. Bitcoins are a completely digital currency managed through a decentralized network of exc...
12:16 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Judge Approves $844M Financing For Kodak To Exit Bankruptcy
Kodak has had a rough go of it lately, filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy almost a year ago and selling off its portfolio of more than 1000 digital imaging patents just last month. But today the centena...
12:10 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Is Preparing Vine For Sharing Video Within Your Tweets
In October, Twitter acquired a company called Vine, which made a video-sharing app which not many people had the chance to use. AllThingsD reported that Jack Dorsey was pushing heavily to get the deal...
12:04 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Instafocus Tries To Answer The Question What Happens After The Platform Rug Gets Pulled Out From Under You?
Instafocus did what many new app startups did: tried to build a business on the back of another, only slightly older and more stable, one. In this app's case, that bedrock business was Instagram, whic...
12:02 am GMT - Thu, January 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apperian Gets Strategic Investment From Intel Capital To Develop Platform For Managing Windows Apps
Apperian has raised a new round of funding from Intel Capital, bringing its total raised to $28 million for the mobile application management company.Apperian did not disclose the funding amount from ...
11:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch The Little Book Club Sends Busy Parents Quality Kids Books Every Month
One of the most valuable things parents can do is read to their kids, but keeping a steady supply of quality books in the house is still a challenge. Today, a startup called The Little Book Club is la...
11:57 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Business Interactions Platform Tradeshift Receives Strategic Investment From Intuit, Access To 5M QuickBooks Customers
In a bid to reach scale and with it reap the benefits that network effects bring, Tradeshift, the free e-invoicing and business interactions platform, has partnered with Intuit, along with taking a st...
11:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Before The Launch Of Netflix Spin-Off Roku, CEO Reed Hastings Decided It Would Be Cute To Make Fun Of Foxconn Assembly Line Workers
Fast Company unearthed a 2007 parody video of Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, and the Griffin team - a group of designers and programmers who were making a "Netflix box" that later spun off into Roku. ...
11:41 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Are You A Jerk Who Wants To Share Your Sexual Conquests? Sadly, Theres An App For That
Our own John Biggs could tell you that there were some terribly neat projects to be found at the PennApps Hackathon, but not every app there was on the up-and-up, let's say. Case in point: a group of ...
11:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Korean Couples App Between Raises $3 Million To Expand Into Japan And Other Markets
There’s no shortage of apps out there to help couples communicate with each other, share messages and photos and whatever else. Here in the U.S., you’ve probably heard of Y Combinator-back...
11:14 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch A Founders Life Has A Lot Of iPads In It And Some Gratuitous Sex [NSFW]
The life of a founder isn't an easy one — at least, initially. There's no time for love, fun, or even sleep. The product, the users, the servers and the investors use up every available second o...
10:24 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Serendip Brings Its Social Music Radio Service To Mobile
Today, the streaming music startupSerendipis bringing its "lean back," serendipitous music discovery service to mobile with the debut of the Serendip iOS application. Like the web version which launch...
10:18 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Backed By Skype Co-founder Janus Friis, Futureful Launches On The iPad For Smarter Web Surfing
If you're a fan of content discovery veteran, StumbleUpon, or haven't quite been sold by its new look, then you just might have some love for a new startup out of Helsinki, Finland, called Futureful. ...
09:31 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Almond+ Wireless Router And Smart Home Hub Hits Kickstarter, Pre-Orders Start At $95
The Almond+, a successor to Securifi's popular Almond home wireless router, made its Kickstarter debut today after making its first hardware demo appearance at CES this year. The router adds 802....
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch T-Mobile Has The Nexus 4 In Stock! You Guys! Hurry!
If you're quick, you can snag a Nexus 4 from T-Mobile right now for $199 on contract. Ever since its launch, the phone has been rather hard to purchase. Blame Google. Blame LG. But it doesn't matter n...
09:26 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Pebble Is Shipping, But Slowly, And Without iOS App Approval
The Pebble Smart Watch, a clever little watch that connects to your phone via Bluetooth (and tells time), has officially started to ship in limited quantities. After the product's Kickstarter campaign...
09:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch At Long Last, Samsungs ATIV Odyssey Will Make Its Verizon Debut On Jan. 24
Well, after being teased at presentations and making brief appearances at football-themed trade show events, Samsung's elusive ATIV Odyssey finally has a price and a release date. According to a recen...
09:15 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Tumblr Blog Actual Facebook Graph Searches Goes Viral
Well, that didn't take long. Facebook Graph Search is now its own Tumblr meme: "Actual Facebook Graph Searches." The site dials up the social media rubbernecking-slash-privacy outrage to a whole new l...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Swipp Launches Social Interest Graph Platform To Go Beyond The Facebook Like
Swipp, a Mountain View-based startup taking the wraps off of its products and platform today after two years of development and with $3.5 million in funding from Old Willow Partners. The startup has b...
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Local Business Sales Intelligence Platform Radius Raises $12.4M From American Express And Others
Radius (formerly Fwix), a startup that gives salespeople the tools and data they need to scout local businesses, is announcing $12.4 million in new funding from American Express with Comcast Ventures,...
08:53 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Nintendo Promises More Titles For Wii U Including New Zelda, Mario Games
Nintendo has a lot to announce this morning, including an app for its Miiverse platform, as well as some fan-favorite game titles that will be available on the Wii U platform in the coming months. By ...
08:47 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Nintendo Is Working On A Mobile App For Its Miiverse Social Network
Nintendo no stranger to gaming on the go (I've been clinging to Nintendo handhelds for as long as I've been able to walk) but president Satoru Iwata just let slip some unexpected information about the...
08:20 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch At $1,018*, The Surface Pro Is Priced Just Right
The outcry is deafening. "The Surface Pro is priced too high!" "I'll just get a MacBook Air!" "Microsoft is the next RIM!" "I LOVE APPLES!"Ignore the noise and look at the situation. The Surface Pro i...
08:15 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Governments Requesting More Private Data From Google
Governments around the world, especially the U.S. government, are continuing to request more private data from Google. The search giant released a fresh transparency report this morning, revealing tha...
08:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Hushed App Takes On Burner By Bringing Disposable Phone Numbers To Over 40 Countries Worldwide
The ability to create virtual, disposable phone numbers is paving the way for a new wave of startups, from those attacking the BYOD (bring-your-own-device) trend at work like SendHub, to apps like Bur...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch TechStars Alum FlixMaster Raises $1.25 Million To Bring Interactive Video To Networks And Brand Marketers
FlixMaster wants to give brands the ability to create interactive experiences for viewers. So it's built a platform for enabling different branching mechanisms between videos, allowing a sort of visua...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch TechStars Alum FlixMaster Raises $1.1 Million To Bring Interactive Video To Networks And Brand Marketers
FlixMaster wants to give brands the ability to create interactive experiences for viewers. So it's built a platform for enabling different branching mechanisms between videos, allowing a sort of visua...
07:57 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Look Out Apple, The Samsung Galaxy S IV Display Is Rumored To Blow Past Retina Quality
The latest reports on the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S IV suggest that the flagship device will feature a 4.99-inch 440ppi Full HD Super AMOLED display. It's a mouthful, but when all is said and done,...
07:37 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch With 40% Of Its 2.5M Users Now Logging In Via Mobile, Gogobot Finally Brings Its Social Travel Experience To Android
Since launching in 2010, social travel startup Gogobot has been trying to play a role in legitimizing online travel discovery, fighting the shoddy design and link farm leanings that reined in the spac...
06:52 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch The Valleys No Hire Years Come To Light In Damning New Documents
In a statement filed by former Palm head Edward Colligan, new evidence has come to light about the prevalence of no-hire agreements. Colligan, while staffing up his company, approached Apple employees...
06:49 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Pageonce Now Processes $1M In Mobile Bill Payments Each Day And Expects Payment Volume Run-Rate To Hit $1B By Mid-2013
The mobile payments space gets a lot of attention, especially as it seems that a new startup or financial institution launches "a new way to pay, issue rewards or power transactions from a mobile phon...
06:32 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Releases Windows Phone 7.8 SDK Ahead Of Long-Awaited 7.8 Update, Still Due In Early 2013
Microsoft has released an SDK for Windows Phone 7.8 -- aka the last ever update for Windows Phone 7 handsets, which have been orphaned by the company's platform shift to Windows Phone 8 (built on a di...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch LifeKraze, The Social Network For What You Do, Launches On Android
LifeKraze, the social network that rewards you for daily activities, has officially launched on the Google Play store. The app tries to bring action into our social mix. Founder Jonathan Yagel explain...
06:16 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Ironically, Cab Drivers Love The New UberTaxi in DC
After a year of online protests and fierce political battles between the D.C. taxi commission and popular smartphone sedan service, Uber, a new technology may bring the two factions together: UberTaxi...
06:03 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Android, iOS Top Developer Mindshare As Lead Platforms, But RIMs Not So Far Behind, Finds Global Developer Survey
When it comes to developing for mobile platforms, Android and iOS -- the top two mobile platforms by device sales worldwide -- are also first in the mind of app makers. But surprisingly, beleaguered B...
06:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Cisco To Buy Israeli Mobile Startup Intucell For $475 Million Cash, And Bessemer Will Get Nearly Half
Bessemer Venture Partners racked up a huge win today. Two years ago it invested $6 million in exchange for nearly half the equity of Israeli startup Intucell, whose networking tech lets carriers handl...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Virtualization Giant VMware Partners With And Puts $30M Into Data Center Automation Company Puppet Labs
Puppet Labs, a data center automation company, is announcing today that virtualization giant (and previous investor) VMware has invested $30 million in the company. This brings the company's total fun...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Yandex Search App Wonder Uses Nuance Voice, Calls Up APIs From Foursquare And More, Screenshots Reveal
Earlier this month we broke the news that Russia's search giant Yandex was eyeing up a move into the mobile, social search space with the development of an app called Wonder, which drew on Facebook da...
04:04 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch U.K. 4GLTE Spectrum Bidding Gets Underway, Networks Expected To Launch By Late SpringSummer
It's taken a long time for the U.K. telecoms regulator to be in a position to fire the starting gun on the auction for 4G-suitable spectrum but bidding to acquire the up to 250 MHz of additional mobil...
03:42 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Spraffl Launches As An Anonymous, Location-Based Social Experiment
Spraffl is a new iOS app that's attempting to buck the trend of real name policy, or even semi-identifiable pseudonyms, in favour of an entirely anonymous social network, tied to a user's location. I ...
03:28 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Speaktoit, The Siri-Like Assistant, Goes Premium To Let You Teach It Your Every Command
Speaktoit Assistant, a Siri alternative that also competes with a host of other AI and natural language-driven 'personal assistants', such as Maluuba, is rolling out a premium version of its mobile ap...
03:19 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Reportedly Lining Up True PureView Windows Phone For Launch This Year Codenamed EOS
The Nokia 808 PureView was arguably the best phone to be unboxed at last year's Mobile World Congress tradeshow. Except it wasn't, because the handset was running the legacy Symbian OS. But, according...
01:28 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Semetric Scores $4.7M To Turn Up The Volume On Musicmetric, Its Big Data Analytics Service
More money for big data analytics -- and a sign that, as the space matures, we will see more segmentation of what kinds of big data is getting analysed. Semetric, the UK/LA-based company behind the mu...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch App Performance Company AppDynamics Raises $50M, Plans IPO
AppDynamics has raised $50 million in a round lead by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) for the expansion of its application performance monitoring service. The Series D round alsoincluded AppDynam...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch ParkMe Raises Funding From Angeleno Group, Releases New Version Of Its Real-Time Parking App
It was just less than a year ago that ParkMe (formerly Parking In Motion) launched to provide real-time parking data to visitors at SXSW in Austin. After expanding to more than 500 markets over the pa...
11:40 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch RIM Launches BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 For Government & Corporate Clients
Research In Motion just announced that BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES 10), a device management system, is now available for government agencies and corporate clients....
11:29 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Free, Open-Source Digital Textbook Provider, Boundless, Releases Its Content Under Creative Commons
Since first emerging early last year, Boston-based startup Boundless has been on a mission to give students a free alternative to the financial and physical costs of bulky backpacks brimming with pric...
11:22 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Korea Reportedly Shuts Down Its Seoul-Based R&D Unit
Microsoft Korea will close its research and development unit by the end of next month, where its Asia R&D Center is based, reports Asiaone (h/t TNW).The company announced last year that its Asia-P...
10:01 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Ooyala Adds Twitter Integration, Signs ESPN As First Client To Embed Videos In Tweets
Video distribution platform Ooyala wants to make videos available wherever users may be. That means enabling its customers to distribute their content onto all sorts of mobile phones and tablets and c...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch FitStar Reinvents The Home Workout With Upcoming iPad App From NFL Tight End Tony Gonzalez
FitStar, a fitness app startup backed by Floodgate and Google Ventures that uses the iPad to transform home video workouts, just announced its first creation. In it, Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gon...
09:50 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Google Expands Southeast Asian Presence With New Office In The Philippines
Google announced today that it is opening a representative office in the Philippines that will be headed by country manager Narciso Reyes and based in Manila. Reyes, a former Friendster exec, was brou...
08:59 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Chinese Government To Open Mediation Center For Online Piracy Disputes
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) plans to establish a center that will deal with disputes over intellectual property (IP) and online copyright issues, reports Sina Tech (...
08:19 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Peter Thiel & Reid Hoffman-Backed 100Plus Unveils Its First iPhone App, A Life Coach In Your Pocket
Founded in late 2011, 100Plus set out to tap into the growing popularity of the Quantified Self movement to create a personalized, mobile health prediction platform to help Average Joes like you and m...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch A French Artist Is Posting DIY Robot Parts So We Can Print Our Own Androids
Gael Langevin wants to give you a robot. The French artist is posting 3D printer files for a humanoid robot he's building as he completes the various parts, allowing us all to create our very own plas...
06:58 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch What Google Does Best Is A Stark Contrast To Apple, According To Larry Page
Apple and Google, though very different, are in the midst of a fierce battle. Nay, war. Smartphones are the single-fastest growing consumer electronics segment in the world, and these two are the big ...
06:29 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Windows Azure Media Services Opens Up, Adds New Platform For Developers
Windows Azure Media has gone to general availability.The release promises scaling capabilities for streaming on-demand video to consumers on any device....
05:17 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Google Appears To Arrest The Decline in Cost-Per-Click; Page Is Hopeful That Mobile CPCs Will Rise
One of the reasons that Google’s shares might have popped about 5 percent in after-hours trading is evidence that the company is stabilizing declines in cost-per-click. The closely watched metri...
05:08 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch White House Announces National Day Of Civic Hacking, Asks Americans To Solve Problems With Govt Data From NASA And More
The White House wants you to hack for a better America. Today it announced the National Day Of Civic Hacking on June 1-2 where many government agencies will liberate data for citizens across the U.S. ...
04:58 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Buys Snip.it, The Pinterest-Meets-News Startup, For $10 Million Plus Earnouts
With Marissa Mayer at the helm, Yahoo is continuing to flex its M&A muscles, with a special focus on startups with smart teams that have made well-designed apps. The latest target: Snip.it, the Sa...
04:56 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On Injustice: What The Aaron Swartz Case Says About The American Criminal Justice System
The Aaron Swartz tragedy has unleashed an intense debate about computer "crime" and the US criminal justice system. Heavyweights like Lessig, Doctorow, Greenwald, Masnick, Wu and Kerr have all written...
04:01 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Commenters, We Want You Back
It was early 2011 and TechCrunch's comment section was overrun with trolls. Bullies and asshats were drowning out our smart commenters. We hated our commenters because, well, they hated us. So we roll...
03:38 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Kim Dotcom Tackles Mega Security Concerns, Points To Password Changes In The Pipeline
Though it launched to considerable fanfare, Kim Dotcoms Mega encrypted storage service has recently drawn fire from the press thanks to supposedly questionable security practices. Well, Mr. Dotcom is ...
03:17 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Googles Larry Page Talks Improving Nexus Hardware Supply, Motorolas Opportunities For Device Innovation
Google's conference call regarding its quarterly earnings were mostly rehashing of themes we've heard before cross-platform remains a priority. But Google CEO Larry Page had a few words to share abou...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch The Europas Europes Tech Startup Oscars Showcases A Booming European Scene
The Europas - Europe's tech startup awards - hit Berlin on Tuesday evening with over 1,000 guests gathering to celebrate the best of the continent's tech entrepreneurship. ZeptoLab, the Moscow-based m...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Visual FX Specialist GenArts Gets Into Mobile With Vivoom, A New App For Video Editing
GenArts is introducing a new app that it hopes will leverage some of the same technology used by movie and TV production studios to improve mobile videos and make them actually watchable, and hence, s...
02:25 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch IBM Beats; Revenue Down One Percent To $29.3B; Net Income Up 6 Percent To $6.1B
IBM just released its Q4 2012 financials. The company's GAAP net income came in at $5.8 billion, up 6k% from last year. Non-GAAP net income was $6.1 billion. Overall, the company reported revenue of $...
02:25 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch IBM Beats; Revenue Down 1% To $29.3B; Net Income Up 6% To $6.1B
IBM just released its Q4 2012 financials. The company's GAAP net income came in at $5.8 billion, up 6% from last year. Non-GAAP net income was $6.1 billion. Overall, the company reported revenue of $2...
02:24 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Google Continues Motorola Restructure, Drops 1K Employees And Divides Staff Into Home And Mobile Ahead of Sale
Google unveiled its Q4 2012 earnings today, and among the numbers were its customary look at employee headcounts for the quarter, and that number tells the tale of a continued reorganization of the Mo...
02:07 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Etsy Acquires The Team Behind Collage-Creating iOS App Mixel To Help Build Its Mobile Future
Etsy, the online marketplace for buying and selling crafts and homemade goods, announced today it has acquired the team behind Mixel, the iOS app for creating photo collages.The deal, which we're hear...
02:06 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Amid Analyst Confusion, Google Beats, Q4 2012 Revenue Up 36 Percent To $14.42B, Net Income Up To $2.89B
After last quarter's accidental mid-day earnings leakwhich sent its stock price down and halted trading, Google released its Q4 2012 earnings today right on schedule. But that's not to say there wasn'...
02:05 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Motorola Mobility Generated $1.51 Billion Of Googles $14.42 Billion Q4 2012 Revenue
Google has just reported its Q4 2012 earnings, which means that we're also getting a peek at how the phone-makers at Motorola Mobility are faring as well. This time around, Motorola generated revenues...
01:57 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Rolls Out Ad Conversion Measurement Globally So That Marketers Know When One Of Their Ads Did The Trick
Facebook today took one more step in making its advertising more accountable for media buyers: it has now rolled out a conversion measurement system across its global footprint. Aimed at direct market...
01:35 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch The New Accelerator Program From Equity LLP Wants To Help Startups Get Their Legal Affairs In Order
I know, sometimes it feels like every day we learn about a new startup accelerator or startup incubator. But this newest program put together by San Francisco-based law firm Equity LLP really seems to...
01:23 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Ridiculous Rumors Tout Cheaper, Bigger iPhone 5S. And Multiple Models! Oh My!
The latest rumors out of the DigiTimes (a hit-or-miss Chinese blog focused on Apple supply-chain news) claims that Apple is not working on a larger, cheaper version of the iPhone for this year, but ra...
12:50 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch The Truth Is That Android Is Cheap, Not Good
When Android first appeared I had an inkling that it would be a hit. I didn't enjoy the early incarnations of the software - the G1 was like a Sidekick on steroids - but generally I expected Android d...
12:47 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Leaked Screenshots Show HTC Might Have Finally Gotten Sense Right
You know, for all the changes HTC has made to its Sense interface for smartphones over the years, it generally looks the same as it did back in the old days. That may not be the case for much longer i...
12:40 am GMT - Wed, January 23, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Pulls 500pxs Mobile Apps From The App Store, Claiming Its Too Easy To Search For Nude Photos
Toronto photo-sharing startup500pxis reporting today that both of its applications, 500px for iOS and its recentacquisitionISO500, have been pulled from the Apple App Store due to concerns about nude ...
11:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Wordnik Looks Beyond Its Online Dictionary With The Launch Of New Company Reverb
Wordnik launched its first big non-dictionary product last month a tool allowing online publishers to recommend related content to their readers. Now it's signaling even broader ambitions by launchin...
11:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Joins Talks To Buy Out Dell Shareholders
Microsoft is talking with Dell about financing its buyout. The deal is reported to be worth about $2 billion.For the past few weeks there have been reports that Dell has been in talks with Silver Lake...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Email Management App Mailbox Launches A Reservation System, Will Roll Out To The Public On A First-Come, First-Served Basis
Mailbox, the awesome new email management app from the productivity software experts at Orchestra, is getting ready for a public launch. But rather than just putting the app up on the Apple App Store ...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Updates Embedded Tweets To Include More Content, Context, Speed And Ease Of Use
Twitter didn’t have the best day yesterday. In fact, it hasn’t been having the best week with regards to keeping its service running without issues.Today’s announcement might explain...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch With Debut Of SendHub Manager, Google Voice Alternative SendHub Now Offers Businesses An Easier Way To Provision Hundreds Of Phone Lines
SendHub, a Y Combinator-backed call and messaging solution for individuals, businesses and other organizations, is today launching a new product meant to address the needs of provisioning numbers to e...
10:27 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch New Glasses Thwart Facial Recognition Scanners, Marking Trend In Privacy Wearables
In an unexpected twist against the rising tide of image-capturing technologies, an engineer has created glasses that thwart facial recognition scanners. Tokyos National Institute of Informatics Profes...
10:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch LaunchBit Is Ready To Grade Your Email Newsletters
Elizabeth Yin, co-founder of email ad network LaunchBit, said she's hoping that email newsletters get better this year and to make that happen, LaunchBit is launching a new service called the 2012 Em...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Shutterfly Relaunches Mobile Greeting Card App Treat
Photo and personal publishing companyShutterflyis continuing to refresh its mobile products with today's relaunch of its Treat application for iOS, which follows the December overhaul of the company's...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Game Developer Storm8 Crosses 10M Users Every Day
Storm8, a bootstrapped mobile game maker co-founded by early Facebook engineers, said it just crossed 10 million daily active users — which would put it among the top handful of mobile app maker...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch MyFitnessPal Adds UCSF Campus Food To Its Database As Corporate Wellness Partner
Exercise and nutrition tracking service, MyFitnessPal, has partnered with the Bay Area's second largest employer, the University of California, San Francisco, for a healthy eating program aimed at pos...
09:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Peer-To-Peer Lending Marketplace Prosper Raises $20M From Sequoia, Eric Schmidt And Others; Brings On New CEO
Prosper.com, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace in the U.S., has raised $20 million in new funding led by Sequoia, with the company's existing investors, including Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Crosslin...
09:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Voxel Farm Is Demoing A Photorealistic Clone Of Minecraft That Looks Absolutely Amazing
Voxel Farm is a game framework for sale to developers who want to create cool, photorealistic environments. But the demo, called Procedural World, is a Minecraft clone that I would pay big bucks for i...
09:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch The Microsoft Surface Pro Will Hit The U.S. And Canada On Feb. 9, Starting Price Is $899
It’s about damn time. Microsoft announced the Surface product family on June 18th. After eight months of waiting, Microsoft announced that onFebruary9, the fully-capable, Windows 8-packing, Inte...
09:23 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Basecamp Personal Takes Project Management Out Of The Office, Ditches Subscriptions For A One-Time Fee
Basecamp, the project management platform from 37 Signals that originally launched back in 2004, has withstood the test of time to become one of the established players in the online collaboration mar...
09:17 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch New Form Of Cotton Can Grab Nearly Three And A Half Times Its Own Weight Of Water Out Of Thin Air
A new treatment applied to cotton called PNIPAAm can make the material absorb up to 340% of its own weight in water from misty air and then release it as temperatures heat up. This makes it ideal for ...
09:08 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Mac Pro Concept Imagines What A Pro Apple Desktop Would Look Like With ARM On Board
Peter Zigich, the designer behind the Modular Mac Pro concept, sent us details of his next Apple computer concept: a Mac Pro based on ARM architecture that takes advantage of that processor's high pow...
09:04 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Code.org Launches To Help Make Computer Programming Accessible To Everyone
When you think about hackathons and coders building something quick and dirty, you might envision a dark dorm room at Harvard filled with pizza boxes and empty Red Bull cans. That’s because the ...
08:57 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch U.K.s First 4G Network Adds 20GB Tariff For Super-Users, Discounts Entry-Level Plan To 31 For Two Months
EE, the company which operates the U.K.'s first to market and currently only 4G/LTE cellular network: 4GEE, has bowed to the inevitable -- announcing it plans to add a beefier tariff to its price-plan...
08:21 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Addvocate Uses Kickstarter Model To Launch Paid Beta For Service That Coordinates Social Media Inside The Company Walls
Addvocate is launching today with a "paid beta," that will allow customers to set their own price for for the service that aspires to take on the still primitive methods for coordinating social media ...
08:18 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Report: Market For Paid Apps Hits $8B In 2012, While Average Revenue Per App Drops 27%
The mobile app economy continued to show impressive growth in 2012, with Apple's App Store maintaining its course, while its rival, Google Play, was able to make some significant gains. A November rep...
08:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch iPhone Sales At Verizon Top 6.2M, Or 63% Of All Smartphones Sold In Q4, Half Of Which Were iPhone 5
The iPhone was Verizon's top-performing smartphone during its most recent quarter, the company revealed during its quarterly earnings call today. All told, Apple's smartphone made up 63 percent of Ver...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Latest Samsung Galaxy S IV Rumors Point To April Launch
It looks like we might have a release date for the forthcoming Galaxy S IV flagship smartphone from Samsung. After a deluge of unconfirmed information — it'll launch at MWC in February, no it'll...
07:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch The Creator Of Scratch Talks About Technical Literacy, Coding, And Smarter Kids
Mitch Resnik, the creator of the super-simple Scratch programming language and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, gave a TEDx talk about the value of coding and computer lit...
07:53 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Huaweis Germany-Bound Ascend G615 Packs High-End 3G Phone Specs In Mid-Range Price, With 1.4GHz Quad-Core Chip & 4.5 720p LCD
Chinese mobile maker Huawei has had a habit of firing handsets into the market with specs that are pretty tasty for the money. Today it's continuing this Android underdog strategy: unveiling what on p...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Xbox 720 Will Reportedly Throw Lots Of Processing Power At The Video Game Console Crisis
Home video game consoles seem somewhat quaint at this point, and it's not an issue of graphics capabilities or raw power, on which scales they both still beat out mobile devices. 'More power' will lik...
07:34 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch LGs 5-inch 1080p Optimus G Pro Confirmed On Japanese Carriers Website
If you thought that LG's global roll out of the Optimus G meant that its successor, the Optimus G Pro, would stay in hiding a while longer, you were wrong. According to NTT Docomo, one of Japan's larg...
07:33 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch AT&T To Acquire Alltel Network Assets, Retail Business, And Subscribers For $780 Million
As Verizon's brass is busy discussing the company's recent earnings release, AT&T and the little-known Atlantic Tele-Network Incorporated have just gone and stolen some of their thunder. The two c...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Extends Its In-App Purchasing Option to Mac, PC And Web-Based Games
Amazon today announced that it would extend its in-app purchasing API to cover games for Mac, PC and Web platforms, letting players purchase virtual currency and goods in games using its back-end bill...
07:17 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Syapse Raises $3M From The Social+Capital Partnership To Bring Genomic Information To Everyday Healthcare
Founded at Stanford University in 2008, Syapse has been on a mission to help disrupt healthcare by incorporating "omics" (or the study of fields within biology typically ending in "-omics," like genom...
07:17 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Optimal Raises $7M For Social Media Ads And Analytics
Optimal, a startup offering technology and data for social media marketers, just announced that it raised $7 million in Series B funding.The company was previously known XA.net, but it changed names b...
07:02 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch The Neptune Pine Smart Watch Has A Camera, Runs Android, And Wants To Replace Your Smartphone
Smart watches are everywhere these days. But of all the time-telling, wearable, connected devices, it's possible that this new offering from Neptune may be the coolest one I've ever seen. Why? Because...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch UberConference Adds File Sharing To Conference Calls With New Box And Evernote Integrations
Firespotter Labs'visual conference calling solutionUberConferenceis rolling out several new features today, including international phone numbers and integrations with online file sharing services Box...
06:32 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch New Reports Claim The iOS App Store Will Gain 435K New Apps In 2013, But Most Apps Go Unnoticed
A new year-end report from mobile analytics firm and ad network adeven reveals that the iOS App Store will be growing along the lines of its current steady rate, to add over 435,000 new apps to its ma...
06:25 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Peter Thiel Talks The Future Of Education, The Need For Innovation And Why Facebook Won At DLD
PayPal co-founder, early Facebook investor and Founders Fund partner Peter Thiel today took the stage at the DLD conference in Munich for a very wide-ranging discussion about the future of philanthrop...
06:10 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Fresh From Its $54M Raise, Infusionsoft Acquires GroSocial, The Buddy Media For SMBs, To Expand Into Social Marketing
Up until recently, as far as sales and marketing platforms go, Infusionsoft has been a fairly well-kept secret. Yet, two weeks ago, the company landed $54 million in series C financing from Goldman Sa...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Firefox OS To Make Hardware Debut With Keon And Peak Developer Preview Smartphones
Mozilla's Firefox OS, the mobile operating system from the company that makes the Firefox browser build entirely on open web standards, will have its first hardware soon thanks to a developer preview ...
05:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch PayNearMe Raises $10 Million Series D; Launches Self-Serve Platform To Allow Any Business Accept Remote Cash Payments
Cash-based payments platformPayNearMehas raised additional financing, the company announced today, in a Series D round led by August Capital with participation from other existing investors including ...
05:11 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Verizon Reports Q4 Revenues Up 5.7% To Record $30B, But Negative EPS Of $1.48 On Pension And Other Charges
Verizon has just put out its Q4 and full-year earnings for 2012, and the top-line figure for the carrier is that it has reached the $30 billion operating revenue mark for the first time in the company...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Expect TweetDeck Ltd To Be Struck Off U.K. Business Register In April, But Twitter To Continue To Develop TweetDeck The Product
SkyNews has obtained a letter sent to Twitter subsidiary TweetDeck warning the company it has three months to file accounts or be struck off the U.K.'s business register. The letter follows a proposal...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch The Hunt Launches To Help You Find Items From Photos On Pinterest, Instagram And Others
I realize this is a completely random story to start a post with, but bear with me. A few weeks ago, I was searching for a Christmas outfit for my daughter--I found an adorable one on Pinterest but it...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch iPhones Top Seller In U.S., Japan; Android (Read: Samsung) Winning Everywhere Else; Windows Phone Growing Most In Europe: Kantar
Android smartphones, led by Samsung, were the overall winner in the crucial holiday sales period at the end of last year, although Apple's iPhone continues to shine in the U.S. as well as Japan, accor...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Not-So-Ephemeral Messaging: New SnapChat Hack Lets Users Save Photos Forever
Even as SnapChat leaves tech reporters and people over 25 scratching their heads -- is it the next Instagram, or a massive sexting conspiracy? -- the app has succeeded in bringing ephemeral (or self-...
03:57 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch BuyBox Raises $2.3M From Iris Capital And Midi Capital For International Rollout
BuyBox, a social payment solution provider for e-merchants, has secured 1.7 million ($2.3 million) from French VCs Iris Capital and Midi Capital to develop its products and roll out internationally. ...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Iconicfuture Raises $3.3M To Give Games Developers An Easy Way To Pimp Branded Virtual Goods
Iconicfuture -- which offers a marketplace for brands who want to license their IP to online and mobile games developers for the use in digital and virtual goods -- has a raised a 2.5 million ($~3.3m)...
01:51 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Lazada, Rocket Internets Amazon Effort In Asia, Gets Nearly $20M More From Rocket Regular Tengelmann
Rocket Internet, the Samwer brothers' e-commerce startup incubator, is today announcing yet more money for one of its portfolio companies. Lazada, an Southeast Asia-based online marketplace akin to Am...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Sending Welcome (Back) Packages To Former Employees, Trying To Get Them To Come Back
This is the official Yahoo "employee welcome" kit. Except the employee in question, founder Tom Coates, doesn't work at Yahoo. He used to. Over the past couple of months, Yahoo recruiters have reached...
11:49 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch RIM Extends Built For BlackBerry Deadline After Receiving More Than 19,000 Applications
RIM has announced that it is extending its deadline for Built for BlackBerry after receiving more than 19,000 applications. One of several incentive programs launched by RIM to attract developers for ...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Pew Study Suggests Libraries (And Print) Still Have A Future In An E-Book World
A new study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project looks at the future of libraries. The study, titled "Library services in the digital age," doesn't include anything particularly shocking or...
08:57 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch iPad Hack Statement Of Responsibility
Editor's note:Andrew Auernheimer,also known by his pseudonym weev, is an American grey hat hacker and self-described Internet troll.Follow him on Twitter @rabite.In June of 2010 there was an AT&T ...
08:46 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Modern Guild Gets $500K From Jawbone Founder & Others To Bring Better Online Career Coaching To College Students
With unemployment and "under-employment" rampant among grads, many college students are facing the unpleasant reality of a less-than-appealing job market. As a result, students have begun turning to a...
08:45 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Huawei Again Mulling IPO As It Hits Back Against Accusations Of Espionage
Huawei is considering an IPO after disclosing sales figures that may once again put it ahead of Ericsson ABin the race to become the world's biggest telecom equipment maker by revenue. Huawei CFO Cath...
06:54 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Logitech Gaming Software Beta-Testing Program Confirms Future Support For Mac OS X
According to a beta tester listing on OnlineBeta.com, Logitech is finally preparing to support OS X gamers, with plans to release a new Gaming Software for Mac OS X that lets users configure their Log...
06:30 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Facebookers Get Into Philanthropy: A3 Foundation Launches At Sundance To Support Asian-American Artists
With Facebook’s incredibly hyped IPO now over, longtimers at the company are naturally exploring the question: what does life after Facebook hold? Some are years into new startups of their very ...
06:16 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Mozilla Devs Are Working To Optimize Firefox For The OUYA Android Game Console
To say that the Android-powered OUYA game console has garnered some serious attention is a hell of an understatement, and that's sure to be the case as developer units keep trickling out into the wild...
06:05 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Photovine Grows Again As A New Photo App, Under A New Owner, Less Than A Year After Google Killed It
Remember Photovine? This was the slick, social photo sharing app rolled out by Google via its acqui-hired Slide developer team in 2011, then relegated to the discontinuation column not one week later,...
05:18 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch LGs Optimus G Will Hit LTE Markets In 50 New Countries Starting In Late January
LG's Optimus G might not have gotten the same attention as the Nexus 4, but it's the cream of LG's 2012 crop. And to that end, the company has just announced that it will roll out the Optimus G smartp...
05:07 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Read-Me-The-News App Umano Launches On Android
Umano, an app that provides commuters (and others) a curated selection of articles read by voice actors, launched a few months ago on the iPhone. Now it's available to Android users too.It seems prett...
04:37 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch PennApps 2013 Hackathon Runner-Up SparkTab Could Be Your New Browser Start Page
I attended PennApps 2013 this weekend and got to judge the winners out of 20 excellent finalists. The 48-hour event brought out some amazing talent from many colleges across the nation but one product...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Big Data And SaaS Will Become Relevant For Small Businesses In 2013
Editor's note:Chris Luo is VP of Marketing at FiveStars. Previously, he ran small business marketing at Facebook and acquisition marketing in Asia-Pacific for Google AdWords.Over the past few years, m...
03:39 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Is Having Connectivity Issues Again, But Why?
With a lot of people in the United States off for the national holiday, Twitter appears to be buckling under the pressure. Right now, the service is experiencing issues, including the inability to con...
03:39 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Is Having Connectivity Issues Again, But Why? (UPDATED)
With a lot of people in the United States off for the national holiday, Twitter appears to be buckling under the pressure. Right now, the service is experiencing issues, including the inability to con...
03:14 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Listia Partners With Best Buy To Let You Trade Old Stuff For New Electronics
It's getting more tempting to give away used goods on Listia, the marketplace startup backed by Y Combinator and Andreessen Horowitz (among others), thanks to a new partnership with Best Buy.When you ...
03:02 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Tagged Embraces Mobile To Help You Meet People Offline Too With New City-Exploring App Sidewalk
Tagged isn't doing too shabby, introducing you to people to flirt and make friends with online. It's got 300 million registrations and 3 million daily users. Now it's stepping into offline meetups by ...
02:12 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Branch Adds Personalized Recommendations To Help You Find Good Conversations
Branch launched out of closed beta only last week, but the engineering team is hard at work pushing out new feature updates. Today, the company announced that logged-in users will now see recommendati...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch With The Xperia Z And Xperia Tablet Z, Sony Has Finally Found Its Mobile Soul
There was a time when Sony defined mobile. Its products, along with wares from its partner Ericsson, where the very best looking and performing mobile devices. But that was a decade ago. Sony hasn't b...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, January 22, 2013
Techcrunch Acceleprise Adds 8 Companies To New Class, Shows Growth Of Enterprise Startup Culture
Acceleprise, an accelerator for enterprise startups, has announced eight new companies for its latest class. The companies were chosen from an applicant pool twice the size of the previous class.Accel...
11:48 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Please Let This Leaked 6.4-Inch 1080p Sony Phone Be A Joke
According to a forum posting on Chinese site Digi-wo, Sony may have a 6.44-inch 1080 device in the works. We don't know much else about the alleged device, other than that it's said to have no capacit...
11:32 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Behind The Scenes Of The iPhone 5 Jailbreak
Technically speaking, the iPhone 5 is already jailbroken. You're just not allowed to have it yet. The reason for this is because one of the bugs that contributes to a functional jailbreak is so good, ...
11:31 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch DeveloperAuction Grabs Nearly 8K Applicants For Its First Auction Out Of Beta; Adds Thiel Fellow As COO
DeveloperAuction, a startup that’s trying to change technical recruiting by letting venture-backed companies bid on top engineers in auctions, is seeing some momentum after coming out of beta la...
11:22 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Ad Analytics Firm Adometry Raises $8M Series D, Led By Shasta Ventures, To Beef Up Its Cross-Channel Marketing Tools, Reach
Ad analytics company Adometry has closed an $8 million Series D round, led by Shasta Ventures, with Austin Ventures and Sierra Ventures also participating. The company said it plans to use the funding...
11:16 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Samsungs 8-Inch Galaxy Note Tablet Is Reportedly Set For Its February MWC Debut
Well, it certainly seems like a good time to be on the market for an Android tablet -- Sony has just announced its attractive new Tablet Z, and it seems that Samsung really does have another Note tab ...
11:15 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch AngelList Lets You Browse Seed-Stage Startup Valuations By Incubators, Location And More
AngelList, a service that matches early stage startups with investors, now includes a nifty tool that shows anonymous valuations of startups on the site. The feature was actually rolled out weeks ago,...
10:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry Z10 Goes Head-To-Head With iPhone 5 On Video
When is a secret not a secret? When it's featured in comparison videos ahead of an official product launch. The upcoming BlackBerry Z10 (which, if called something else or designed differently when it...
10:31 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Review: The Iomega StorCenter px2-300d NAS Drive Is Heavy Iron For The Small Office
Short Version While there is plenty to be said for cloud storage, sometimes it’s nice to have a few terabytes on your local network for backups, document storage, and fun. That said, the Iomega ...
09:56 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Spotify Aims To Get In Tune With The Youth Market With Orange Young, Cutting Its First Deal With Deezer Investor France Telecom
Spotify today took another small step to tighten up competition in the European market today: it signed a deal with Deezer investor France Telecom/Orange to offer unlimited music services as part of "...
09:56 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Spotify Aims To Get In Tune With The Youth Market With Orange Young In Switzerland
Spotify today took another small step to tighten up competition in the European market today: it signed a deal with Orange to offer unlimited music services as part of "Orange Young," a special subscr...
09:40 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Is Holding Office Hours To Discover The Next Stars Of Disrupt Startup Alley NY
If you're a startup, you've heard of TechCrunch's Startup Alley. It's a huge part of our TechCrunch Disrupt conference. Hundeds of startups from all over the world vie for a spot on our showroom floor...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Wake N Shake Alarm Clock Racks Up 637K Downloads In 24 Hours Via AppGratis Partnership
Standing out in the App Store can be a problem, and there are plenty of businesses out there built around trying to make it easier. AppGratis is one such company, whose recent funding we covered last ...
09:26 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Rovio Titles Among The Most Addictive Games For Kids, Study Finds
Despite a burgeoning market filled with educational children's games and apps which aim to turn smartphones and tablets into tools for learning, when it comes to time spent actually playing games, kid...
08:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Uber Partners With Grouper So Blind Date Goers Can Ride In Style
On-demand car service Uber is teaming up with online social clubGrouper, the companies announced this weekend. With a new program and promotional event called #UberGrouper, users can sign up for an ex...
07:51 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Dave Morin, CEO of Path: If Facebook Is A Chevy, Then Were A BMW; Family Friendly Network Pushes 6M Users, Launches Virtual Goods
Dave Morin, CEO and founder of Path, today likened Facebook to a Chevy, and Path to a BMW or Audi, as he attempted to draw out the differences between his privacy-focused social network and the one th...
07:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Sergey Brin Dons Google Glass, Dresses Like An International Jewel Thief For NYC Subway Ride
Sergey Brin rides the subway, just like the rest of us, but when he does, he's wearing Google Glass and presumably seeing much more about the dreary downtown 3 train interior than his fellow passenger...
07:10 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Back Against The Wall, Intel Ramps Up Investment For 2013 To Make The Shift To Mobile Processors
Even though Intel's quarterly earnings were a mixed bag, the biggest surprise comes from its research and development investment plans. In 2013, the company plans to invest $13 billion compared to $10...
06:50 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Eugene Kaspersky And Mikko Hypponen Talk Red October And The Future Of Cyber Warfare At DLD
What is the consequence of cyber warfare slowly becoming increasingly common? That was the basic question that guided the DLD keynotes of Eugene Kaspersky, the co-founder of security company Kaspersky...
06:28 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Targets BlackBerry And Business Users In New Ad With That Guy From 30 Rock
Samsung is known for going after Apple in its smartphone ads, with commercials that are admittedly pretty funny, depicting the Apple faithful waiting in line, for instance. Now they've got a new video...
06:20 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Dave Morin At DLD: Search Traffic On Path Up 40%, Expect Premium Services This Year
Dave Morin, founder and CEO of of Path, is literally on a path towards making the private social network into a freemium business along the lines of Evernote. In an interview with TechCrunch, he said...
05:52 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch HTCs New Flagship M7 Hardware Reportedly Leaked, Complete With Sense 5.0 Screens
HTC had a disappointing year last year, despite early success with the One X and solid hardware releases in general. This year, it looks like it will be kicking things off in style with the launch of ...
04:34 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Cellrox Secures $4.7M Led by Runa Capital For Its BYOD Virtualization Solution
Investors can't seem to get enough of the BYOD trend of late. Today sees another 'bring your own device' startup receive funding -- Tel Aviv-based Cellrox, which claims to be a leader in BYOD 'multi-p...
04:31 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch RIM Rebrands App Store To BlackBerry World As It Adds Music, Videos Ahead Of BB10 Launch
As it gears up to launch its next-gen OS, BlackBerry 10, RIM has dropped the word 'app' from the name of its web store: turning BlackBerry App World into BlackBerry World -- as the new store will also...
04:07 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter-Owned Posterous Is Not Accepting New Sign Ups To Blogging Platform Posterous Spaces
Posterous, the blogging platform that Twitter bought in March 2012 for an undisclosed sum, appears to have stopped taking registrations for new users for Posterous Spaces. One tipster noted to TechCru...
03:16 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch TestObject Raises $1.4M For Its Automated Android App Testing In The Cloud
TestObject, which offers a cloud-based service for the automated testing of Android apps, has raised fundingfrom Frhphasenfonds Brandenburg, an initiative of the Investitionsbank Brandenburg, and S...
02:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro: The Future Of The Web Will Be Completely Different From What It Is Today
At the DLD conference in Munich today, Henrique de Castro, Yahoo's new COO and Google's former president of partners business solutions discussed the state of the web today and his vision for its imme...
02:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro: The Future Of The Web Will Be Personalized
At the DLD conference in Munich today, Henrique de Castro, Yahoo's new COO and Google's former president of partners business solutions discussed the state of the web today and his vision for its imme...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch PayLane Brings Its Startup-Friendly Online Payments To Germany, Following UK, Ireland And Poland
PayLane, the European online payments company, is expanding to Germany -- it already operates in Poland, UK, and Ireland -- accepting payments in 160 currencies from over 50 countries. But where the P...
02:10 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Atari Inc. Files For Ch. 11 To Separate From Troubled French Parent, And Sell Or Restructure Famous Gaming Assets
Atari -- the iconic company and that helped spearhead the videogames industry 40 years ago with titles like Pong, Asteroids and Centipede, as well as consoles to evolve the consumer electronics field ...
01:26 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch RIM CEO Says Licensing BlackBerry 10 Is Conceivable
The CEO of RIM, Thorsten Heins, has told a German newspaper he has not ruled out licensing BB10 to other device makers. Asked whether RIM might not go down the licensing route, as Microsoft has with W...
01:26 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch RIM CEO Says Licensing BlackBerry 10 Is Conceivable. Also Not Ruling Out Selling Its Hardware Production Business
The CEO of RIM, Thorsten Heins, has told a German newspaper he has not ruled out licensing BB10 to other device makers. Asked whether RIM might not go down the licensing route, as Microsoft has with W...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Payleven, The Samwer Brothers Answer To Square, Takes A High Single-Digit Million Dollar Round Led By A Mystery Investor
Payleven, the Rocket Internet-incubated mobile-payment service that uses a dongle attached to a mobile device to make and process card transactions -- yes, like Square -- is today announcing that it h...
10:24 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Cincinnati Start-Up ChoreMonster Makes Chores Fun And They Even Made A Beastie For Us
ChoreMonster launched an update to their app a few days ago which includes: a parents section, a redesign of the kids section, a new Monster Carnival and yes...even a new character named TeeCee exclus...
10:24 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Cincinnati Startup ChoreMonster Makes Chores Fun And They Even Made A Beastie For Us
ChoreMonster launched an update to their app a few days ago which includes: a parents section, a redesign of the kids section, a new Monster Carnival and yes...even a new character named TeeCee exclus...
10:11 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Sony (Finally) Moves Past Kooky Tablet Designs, Introduces The Svelte New Xperia Tablet Z
This latest Xperia tablet has been the stuff of rumors for a few days now -- a release from Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo first hinted that the so-called Tablet Z was in fact a real thing earlier this w...
10:07 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Mandopop Idol Wang Leehoms DRM-Free Experiment Seeks To Foster Innovation In The Asian Music Industry
When Asia's music industry is covered in the Western media, it is often within the framework of content piracy. Another thing that gets attention is the perception that Asian pop stars are pre-fabrica...
08:49 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Leading Asian Cloud-Based Music Service KKBOX Expands Into Southeast Asia, Starting With Singapore And Malaysia
KKBOX, a leading cloud-based music service provider in Asia with 10M registered users, just launched in Malaysia and Singapore. The company's decision to enter the Southeast Asian marketplace is a sig...
07:22 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Reportedly Reduces iPhone 5 LCD Panel Orders From Sharp
Japanese newspaper Sankei Biz (link via Google Translate) is reporting that Apple has halved LCD panel orders from Sharp due to lower-than-expected sales of the iPhone 5....
07:03 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Social Network Fandalism Adds A Cheap Way For Musicians To Upload Songs To iTunes And More
Fandalism, a social network for musicians, is adding a new feature that should undercut the market for "aggregators" like CD Baby and Tunecore(whichallow independent artists to sell their music on iTu...
05:52 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch E-Medical Records Get A Mobile, Open-Sourced Overhaul By White House Health Design Challenge Winners
The standard electronic medical record is a confusing, text-heavy computer read-out. But thanks to winners of Designer Fund and the White House's Health Design Challenge, a beautiful, comprehensible, ...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Wheelz CEO: Avis Zipcar Buy Signals A Shift Toward More Car Sharing, Less Car Ownership
Car-sharing service Wheelz is kind of like Zipcar, but instead of owning a fleet of vehicles itself, it's making cars that are owned by regular folks available for rent. So what does the Avis purchase...
04:19 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch With $4.1M In New Funding, MasteryConnect Wants To Give Teachers A Better Way To Track Student Progress
One of the most important roles that technology can play in transforming education revolves around data. Whether that's by implementing APIs to make student data more transportable (a la Clever and Le...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Graph Search Is Humorless, Creepy And Doomed To Disappoint
Facebook's newest feature Graph Search -- a tool which lets users datamine their friends' and strangers' photos and interests -- merely adds to the site's stalkerish reputation. Sharing anything on Fa...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch The Silicon Valley Elite Need A Culture Of Duty
Editors note: Joe Lonsdale is a General Partner at Formation 8, an early-growth technology fund. He is co-founder of Palantir and Addepar and is proud to be behind other successful mission-driven tech...
02:05 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch The Worlds First 3D Printed Building Will Arrive In 2014 (And It Looks Awesome)
Sure, 3D printing is fun and cute. And products like the Makerbot and Form 1 will most certainly disrupt manufacturing, even if it's only on a small scale. But the possibilities of 3D printing stretch...
02:05 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch The Worlds First 3D-Printed Building Will Arrive In 2014 (And It Looks Awesome)
Sure, 3D printing is fun and cute. And products like the Makerbot and Form 1 will most certainly disrupt manufacturing, even if it's only on a small scale. But the possibilities of 3D printing stretch...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Organic Transits Solar-Pedal Hybrid Vehicle Is Ready To Ship In March
We've seen the Organic Transit Elf go from a twinkle in founder Rob Cotter's eye to the real deal in a matter of a few short months. The solar-powered pedal hybrid vehicle first showed its face in pro...
12:30 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Will We Use Facebooks Graph Search, Netflix Vs. Time Warner And The CBSCNET Debacle
This past week post-CES proved to be a busy one in the tech news world, so we had a number of interesting topics to chat about on CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show wherein a few of us writers discuss...
12:04 am GMT - Mon, January 21, 2013
Techcrunch Ben Horowitz: We Like To Invest In College Dropouts With Insane Ideas Going After Tiny Markets With No Way To Monetize
At the DLD conference in Munich today, venture capitalist Ben Horowitz took the stage to discuss why he and his firm Andreessen Horowitz invests in a company and its founders. Last year, he said, Andr...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 20, 2013
Techcrunch Iterations: Graph Search, In Theory And In Practice
The biggest news in consumer technology this week was created by Facebook. The social network's new product - "Graph Search" - was the subject of an international press event where analysts initially ...
09:05 pm GMT - Sun, January 20, 2013
Techcrunch Codecademys Zach Sims Talks Education 2.0 And Learning To Code At DLD
At the invite-only DLD (Digital - Life - Design) conference in Munich today, Codecademy's co-founder and CEO Zachary Sims talked about the history of the service, the way people are using it today and...
08:47 pm GMT - Sun, January 20, 2013
Techcrunch Study: Many Skin Cancer-Detecting Apps Are Not Accurate
Dermatologists can rest assured that they will not be computers by smartphones anytime soon. A new study finds that smartphone applications designed to automatically detect cancer lesions misdiagnosis...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 20, 2013
Techcrunch Instagram For Video Music, Meaning And Moments Succeed Where Others Fail
Editor's note: Peter Csathy is president and CEO of online video technology company Sorenson Media.There is a burgeoning fascination around the topic of which startups will become the Instagram for vi...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 20, 2013
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: The Highs And Lows Of Smartphone Companion Devices
Editors note:Ross Rubinis principal analyst atReticle Research and blogs atTechspressive.Some say the cloud has replaced the PC as the digital hub. That may be true for data, but devices that create t...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 20, 2013
Techcrunch This Will Be The Last Article You Read
Editors Note: Nir Eyal writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com.I research and write about seductive technology and yet I struggle to resist its temptatio...
11:21 am GMT - Sun, January 20, 2013
Techcrunch Performance Marketing Brands (a.k.a. Ebates) Buys Grocery Shopping App Pushpins
Performance Marketing Brands, the operator of online shopping and rewards programs, has acquired Pushpins, the mobile app for saving on groceries. We're hearing from sources that the acquisition price...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, January 20, 2013
Techcrunch Patent Trolls Eat Startups First. Heres What You Can Do About It
Editors note:Leonid (Lenny) Kravets is a patent attorney at Panitch, Schwarze, Belisario and Nadel, LLP in Philadelphia, specializing in developing IP strategy for young technology companies.Patent as...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, January 20, 2013
Techcrunch The Changing Of The Enterprise Guard
Editor's note:Aaron LevieisCEO and co-founder ofBox.When we decided to focus on selling to enterprises five years ago at Box, we saw some exciting emerging trends: workers needed tools that were far s...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, January 20, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: Playing In Interesting Times
Increasingly, the sentiment in the games industry is that 2013 is going to be a very difficult year. With Facebook effectively over as a platform, social gambling being weaker than anticipated and for...
02:59 am GMT - Sun, January 20, 2013
Techcrunch Senator John Cornyn Wants Answers: Did Carmen Ortiz Aim To Make An Example Of Aaron Swartz?
On Friday John Cornyn, the Republican Senator from Texas, wrote a letter to United States Attorney General Eric Holder demanding answers on the "prosecutorial conduct" surrounding Aaron Swartz's case ...
02:59 am GMT - Sun, January 20, 2013
Techcrunch Senator John Cornyn Wants Answers: Did U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Aim To Make An Example Of Aaron Swartz?
On Friday John Cornyn, the Republican Senator from Texas, wrote a letter to United States Attorney General Eric Holder demanding answers on the "prosecutorial conduct" surrounding Aaron Swartz's case ...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, January 20, 2013
Techcrunch Every Company Is Up For Disruption, So Keep Your Products Simple
Editor's note: Victor Belfor is the vice president of business development at Influitive. He recently started angel investing and mentoring at 500 startups.As products mature, companies continue to co...
12:30 am GMT - Sun, January 20, 2013
Techcrunch Facebooks New Employee Swag: A Low-Key Hoodie With A Lofty Hidden Message
Most clothing items companies give out to their employees make it outwardly clear where the person works (exhibit A.) It makes sense and all, but sometimes you don't want to be a walking advertisement...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, January 20, 2013
Techcrunch Open Stack, Open Compute And How Opening Up Is The Only Way To Reach The Data Heavens
[tc_5min code="517647240"]Open this, open that -- sometimes it seems like everything is "open," these days. Well hello people, Bill Gate's gravy boat has run aground. It's time to get out the star shi...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Its Only Love
The Gillmor Gang Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor have some fun with Facebook's new GraphSearch and advances in medical techniques. We all agree that when ...
10:48 pm GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch Mega Launches Its Cloud Storage And File Sharing Service As The Privacy Company Amid A Huge Surge Of Interest
Kim Dotcom's new secure file storage-and-file-sharing venture, Mega, has now officially launched, with the timing, 6.48 AM New Zealand time on January 20, made to coincide exactly with the one-year an...
10:48 pm GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch Mega Launches Its Cloud Storage And File Sharing Service As The Privacy Company, Thousands Of Registrations Per Minute
Kim Dotcom's new secure file storage-and-file-sharing venture, Mega, has now officially launched, with the timing, 6.48 AM New Zealand time on January 20, made to coincide exactly with the one-year an...
09:57 pm GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch Circa Raises $750K From Group Including Lerer Ventures To Revolutionize Mobile News Delivery
We’ve learned today that mobile news delivery company Circa has raised another $750K on top of the $900K raised previously. The company launched its app of the same name, which allows you to fol...
08:11 pm GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch EyeEm Photo App Snaps At Instagrams Heels In iTunes Free App Charts
EyeEm, the Berlin based social photo and filters app, has been snapping at the heels of photo giant Instagram in the US iOS app charts this week. A week ago they were No. 242 in the photo and video ch...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch Your Database Is Probably Terrible
Databases aren't sexy, but they're the absolute foundation of the tech world, the ground on which all of its edifices are constructed. You probably use a hundred every day. At least. They're like the ...
12:15 pm GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch The Weekly Good: The Problems Of Today Will Be Solved By The Minds Of Tomorrow
If you're looking for a great story to end your week, here's one. Below is a mission statement that's brief, to the point and something that is easy to get behind:StudentRND inspires students to work ...
10:40 am GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch Top Hat Monocle Adds $1.1M Follow-On From Felicis To Reimagine The Lecture Hall Experience In Higher Ed
If you attended a university, you likely took at least one class where you sat in a lecture hall with at least fifty other bedraggled, hungover students. In that case, you may be familiar with those h...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch An Unlikely Tech Hub, Utah Shows Its YouTube Prowess
Editor’s note: Jesse Stay is Author of Google+ Marketing For Dummies and the upcoming book, I’m on Facebook — Now What??? 2nd Edition. He currently serves as Director of Social ...
07:57 am GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch Yammer Competitor Jostle.me Raises $3.1M For Enterprise Sharing Platform Anchored By Pictures, Not Text
Yammer competitor Jostle.me has raised $3.1 million from a group of angel investors. The companyhas raised $4.6 million to date, all from private individuals. It has 52 shareholders, including most em...
05:50 am GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch Rumor: Dijit And Miso Are Close To Merging, As Social TV Consolidation Continues
Today, TechCrunch received a tip that San Francisco-based social TV startups Dijit and Miso could be close to combining forces, in what would be the latest round of consolidation in that segment. The ...
05:46 am GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch While Competition Heats Up, Uber Lowers Prices By 10% And Rolls Out UberX To Everyone In San Francisco
Uber is lowering its prices in San Francsico, as the company seeks to remain competitive with an influx of low-cost on-demand transportation offerings in the city. The startup is also expanding availa...
05:46 am GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch Uber Lowers Prices By 10% And Rolls Out UberX To All SF As Bay Area Competition Heats Up
Uber is lowering its prices in San Francsico, as the company seeks to remain competitive with an influx of low-cost, on-demand transportation offerings in the city. The startup is also expanding avail...
04:22 am GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch Cube26s Technology Turns Your Face Into A TV Remote
The hardest thing about watching TV is finding the remote after a long, slovenly lounge on the couch. Cube26 aims to improve on that situation by turning your TV, phone, or tablet into a face-detectin...
04:16 am GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch Former Zynga Fixer Guru Gowrappan Heads To App Search Startup Quixey As EVP Of Products
App search startup Quixey is bringing in some senior management help to expand its business and grow its business. The company has hired former Zynga executive Guru Gowrappan as its new executive vice...
03:42 am GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch Radio Freaks Out: First Cox Media-Owned Radio Station Turns Over Control To Listeners 247
Today, alocal Cox Media-owned radio station in Tampa Bay, Florida is shifting its entire format to listener-controlled radio, now putting its audience in control of the songs that play 24 hours a day....
03:42 am GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch Radio Freaks Out: First Cox Media-Owned Radio Station Turns Over Control To Listeners 247 On Web And Mobile
Today, a Cox Media-owned radio station in Tampa Bay, Florida is shifting its entire format to listener-controlled radio, now putting its audience in control of the songs that play 24 hours a day. It's...
03:30 am GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Venrocks David Pakman On Digital Music Startups, The New York Tech Scene And More
Venrock's David Pakman joined us in the TechCrunch TV studio this week for Ask A VC, where we chatted about a number of things, including why he hasn't made an investment in a digital music startup. T...
03:09 am GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch Line, The Messaging App That Took Japan By Storm, Crosses 100M Users And Enters The U.S.
Line, a messaging app made by South Korea’s Naver Corp. that took off in Japan, just crossed 100 million users globally 19 months after it originally launched. The app is one of the leading cont...
02:09 am GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 01.18.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Danny Sullivan, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific....
01:46 am GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch Digital Natives And Doctors Rejoice, Google Handwrite Gets Faster And Smarter
Google Handwrite, a small but helpful tool that the search team introduced last year, has gotten a bit of an upgrade today. The tool allows you to turn on a mode when you’re on your mobile devic...
01:40 am GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Cuts Off Find Friends Data To Competing Apps That Dont Share Back, Starting With Voxer
Facebook is getting stingier with data for startups that don't share content back to it. Yesterday, Facebook told voice messaging startup Voxer it will cut off the app's access to Facebook's "Find Fri...
01:40 am GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Is Cutting Off Find Friends Data To Competing Apps That Dont Share Back, Starting With Voxer
Facebook is getting stingier about giving data to startups that don't share content back to it. Yesterday, Facebook told voice messaging startup Voxer it will cut off the app's access to Facebook's "F...
01:40 am GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Is Cutting Off Find Friends Data To Competing Apps That Dont Share Much Back, Starting With Voxer
Facebook is getting stingier about giving data to startups that don't share content back to it. Yesterday, Facebook told voice messaging startup Voxer it will cut off the app's access to Facebook's "F...
01:38 am GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch We Chat With The 4Moms Founders About Robotic Strollers, Creativity, And Baby Exoskeletons
Building hardware is hard and breaking into entrenched markets is even harder. However, the founders of 4Moms, Rob Daley and Henry Thorne, managed to both. 4Moms is a baby products company that aims t...
12:31 am GMT - Sat, January 19, 2013
Techcrunch US Government Still Leaning On Europe To Dilute Data Protection Reform Proposals
The U.S. government is continuing to lobby Brussels to water down plans to reform privacy legislation. The European Union's executive and legislative bodies are in the process of reforming the region'...
11:53 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Omega Releases An Anti-Magnetic Mechanical Watch That You Can Wear In Your Supercollider
Whether you're polishing your magnetic death ray or powering up your Stargate, the effects of magnetic fields on your watch can be quite destructive. Back in the old days when scientists wore suits an...
11:45 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch After Growing Revenue 750% In 2012 And Conquering Video, Taboola Goes After Article Recommendations
Taboola had a banner year in 2012, serving nearly 1.5 billion video recommendations per day by the end of the year. With all of its growth in video recommendations, the company also grew revenue by mo...
11:41 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Facebooks Dirty Likes May Mislead Graph Search Initially, But Facebook Has Other Good Signals, Too
Apparently, I "like" OfficeMax, Folgers, JCPenney, Kraft and several other big-name brands. At least, according to Facebook I do. Except, it's wrong. It's not that I dislike these brands, really (well...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Axcient Raises $20M To Help Companies Backup And Protect Data
Axcient, the hybrid cloud-based data backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity startup, has raised $20 million in Series D funding led by Scale Venture Partners and Thomvest Ventures with Pen...
10:42 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Operas New Ice Mobile Browser Launching In February For Android And iOS, Drops Presto For WebKit
Opera unveiled a major new mobile browser initiative called Opera Ice today via Pocket-lint, coming in February and based on the same WebKit rendering engine used by Apple's Safari and Google Chrome, ...
10:27 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch A Hackathon For The Data Center, Now Thats A First
Hackathons are almost cliche. But a data center hackathon is a first. This week at the Open Compute Summmit, attendees hacked together new ways to think about heating and cooling, power and a variety ...
10:26 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch SurveyMonkey CEO Talks About Why His Company Wont IPO After Raising $794M And Reveals Other Big-Name Investors
"We could go public," SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg says, "but the cost of going public -- of running a public company -- outweighs the benefits." As the founder of LAUNCH Media, which he took public...
10:06 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Like It Or Not, I Think 3D Printing Is About To Get Legislated
As the race – and it’s basically a race – to release as many 3D-printed gun parts as possible heats up, it’s never been harder for me to come down on the side of the “Fre...
10:06 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Like It Or Not, 3D Printing Will Probably Be Legislated
As the race – and it’s basically a race – to release as many 3D-printed gun parts as possible heats up, it’s never been harder for me to come down on the side of the “Fre...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Another Former Zynga GM, Andy Kleinman, Lands At Scopely As Chief Business Officer
With mid- and senior-level managers trickling out of Zynga over the past year, other startups — both inside and outside of the gaming world — have become beneficiaries. Scopely, a Los Ange...
09:18 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch ShipStation Now Uses AWS And Amazon Fulfillment To Automatically Ship From eBay, Sears And Other Marketplaces
ShipStation today unveiled a first-of-its-kind capability to leverage Amazon Web Services and Amazon.com's fulfillment capability to automatically ship products sold by online retailers through multip...
09:15 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch JustFab Acquires Subscription-Based Kids Clothing Service FabKids
JustFab, a fashion retail and styling platform, is making an acquisition today -- the company is announcing that it has purchased childrens fashion brand and personalized e-commerce service, FabKids. ...
08:58 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry Z10 Hardware Pictured In Verizon Promo Leak As Carriers Gear Up For Launch
BlackBerry 10 is nearing launch, and you have to wonder at this point whether there will be any secrets left by the time it makes its official debut on January 30. Today, what looks like a Verizon pro...
08:54 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Kim Dotcoms Mega Opens Site To Early Users, Reveals Roadmap With Mobile Access, Office-Style Features And More
Leading up to the launch of Kim Dotcom's latest effort, Mega, today the company opened the site up to its first early-access users. It's also published pricing for premium users, as well as a roadmap ...
08:54 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Kim Dotcoms Mega Opens For Early-Access Users, Reveals Pricing Tiers, Roadmap With Mobile Access, IM, Office-Style Features
Leading up to the launch of Kim Dotcom's latest effort, Mega, today the company opened the site up to its first early-access users. It's also published pricing for premium users, as well as a roadmap ...
08:37 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Kickstarter: Own A Piece Of Role-Playing History With A Remake Of Tunnels & Trolls
As fans of D&D will attest, there are not many games as satisfying as Gygax's original but darn it if it wasn't fun to try new platforms when they came out. Tunnels & Trolls, created 37 years ...
08:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy S IV Early Rumor Roundup: 8-Core Exynos 5 Chip, 5 440ppi Display, Wireless Charging
Here we are again, in the midst of Galaxy S IV rumor season, and this year's brought about a bountiful harvest. The latest rumor in the bunch is that Samsung's next flagship will feature a hardcore Ex...
08:27 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Google Wants Your Next Password To Be A Physical One
New research from Google suggests what we all likely know to be true your pet's name followed by a few numbers just isn't cutting it as a password these days. The company will be publishing a new res...
07:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Hasbro Signs Licensing Deal To Bring Tetris Games Into The Real World
Earlier this month, Hasbro announced an agreement with Popcap's parent EA to port its popular Bejeweled game to the offline world. Today, the company has signed a similar agreement, this time withThe ...
06:57 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Judge Orders Apple CEO Tim Cook To Field Questions At Tech Company Anti-Poaching Agreement Hearing
Remember that time Apple, Google, Intel and other major tech companies were named in a civil suit where ex-employees claimed that they had all conspired to eliminate hiring competition at the top of t...
06:37 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Releases 3D Print Files For Lumia 820 Smartphone. Got A 3D Printer? Custom Print Your Own Removable Shell
Mobile maker Nokia has released 3D print files for one of its smartphones so that owners of 3D printers can custom print their own removable shell. Nokia already sells different colour shells for the ...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch We Must Choose Privacy Or Medical Breakthroughs: Statisticians ID Anonymous Study Participants
Researchers who leverage public data for life-changing medical breakthroughs have long promised that donors can remain anonymous. The truth is, we're going to have to choose between innovation and pri...
06:14 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Vendetta Online Space Sim Kickstarts iPad App To Become The Most Multiplatform MMO Game Ever
Space exploration and trading MMORPG Vendetta Online kicked off in 2002, and its dedicated, independent four-person indie studio has been diligently updating and improving it on a regular basis. The g...
05:26 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Instra CEO (And Mega Investor) Brian Clarkson: We Will Do Everything We Can To Protect Innovation
We are now two days away from the launch of Mega, the file storage service that is the next big project from the controversial Kim Dotcom, founder of now-defunct media storage and streaming site Megau...
05:26 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Instra CEO (And Mega Investor) Brian Clarkson: We Will Do Everything We Can To Protect Innovation [Updated]
We are now two days away from the launch of Mega, the file storage service that is the next big project from the controversial Kim Dotcom, founder of now-defunct media storage and streaming site Megau...
05:26 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix U.K. Has Far More TV Shows & Series Than LOVEFiLM Instant But Amazons On-Demand Service Has ~Twice As Many Films
The ongoing war between rival on-demand streaming services as they build out their catalogues to win customers means rarely a week goes by without news of another content licensing deal being inked. B...
05:26 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Choose Netflix UK For TV Shows, Amazons LOVEFilm Instant For Films, Study Suggests
The ongoing war between rival on-demand streaming services as they build out their catalogues to win customers means rarely a week goes by without news of another content licensing deal being inked. B...
05:12 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch LG Optimus G Pro With 5-inch HD Display And Huge 3,000mAh Battery Shows Face In Japanese Leak
The LG Optimus G Pro, a successor to LG's flagship Optimus G smartphone, looks to be preparing for a Japanese launch at least, according a couple separate leaks this morning. Engadget has managed to s...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch After Getting On Xbox, SnagFilms Raises Another $6 Million To Bring Ad-Supported Indie Films To More Platforms
Online film distributor SnagFilms got a big boost in 2012, as it expanded to new platforms and made its free, ad-supported indie movies available to tens of millions of new viewers. With that momentum...
03:56 pm GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Apple iPad Screen Supplier Has Slowed Production Of 9.7 Inch Panes, Says Reuters
Sharp Corp, a supplier of screens for Apple's iPad tablet, has slowed production of the 9.7 inch panes used for the full-sized iPads, according to a report by Reuters.Sharp's iPad screen production li...
10:00 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch VCs Invested $26.5B In 3,698 Companies In 2012, Total Dollars And Deal Volume Both Down
A new MoneyTree Report is being released this evening, showing that annual VC investment dollars have declines for the first time in three years. The study, which as conducted by PricewaterhouseCooper...
08:29 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Sony Corp Sells Its U.S. Headquarter Building for $1.1B
Sony's U.S. unit is selling its NYC headquarters to a group of investors led by Chetrit Group for $1.1 billion, the cash-strapped company announced today. Sony said it will use the proceeds to "undert...
08:29 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Sony Corp Sells Its U.S. Headquarters Building for $1.1B
Sony's U.S. unit is selling its NYC headquarters to a group of investors led by Chetrit Group for $1.1 billion, the cash-strapped company announced today. Sony said it will use the proceeds to "undert...
08:02 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Search, Plus Your World Just Got Bigger As Google+ iOS Apps Launch In 48 New Countries And Territories
The Google+ iPhone and iPad apps are now available in 48 countries and territories, announced Google engineer Frank Petterson via his own Google+ profile (h/t TNW). ...
07:32 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch With Customers Like LinkedIn On Board, Bugsnag Launches To Bring Realtime Bug Tracking To Your Web & Mobile Apps
Last year, James Smith and Simon Maynard left mobile gaming startup Heyzap, where Smith was the CTO, to build and launch a new venture that aimed to tackle one of the biggest problems they encountered...
07:14 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Facebookers Feed Graph Search And Set A Record By Uploading 1.1B Photos On New Years DayEve
No one knew it yet, but people all over the world gave Graph Search a hearty meal when they uploaded a record 1.1 billion photos during the 48 hours over News Year's Day and Eve. That's nearly double ...
04:53 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Video App Montaj Makes Editing As Easy As Shaking Your Phone
The latest entrant into the mobile video segment is Montaj, a new app launching next week which seeks to be a kind of Instagram for Video. Montaj was founded by Demir Gjokaj and Dan Long, a couple of ...
04:19 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Telcentris Raises $5.3M For Calling, Chatting, Faxing (And More) App VoxOx
Telcentris, the maker of "unified communications" app VoxOx, says it has raised $5.3 million in its first institutional funding.The VoxOx desktop and iPhone apps combine features like VoIP calling, te...
04:03 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch NewHive Lets You Hack Together Any Media Into A Website Collage. 10M Views Let It Raise Funding
Instagram for websites? Not exactly. NewHive is more like a cross between MS Paint, Photoshop, and Tumblr. But NewHive's not just a collage site-making tool. It has a community that's logged 10 millio...
03:50 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Foursquares New Interactive Map Plots Its Evolution From Local Check-In Site To Global Utility
Any mature Internet product always has difficulty proving its success or illustrating its evolution. Foursquare is definitely one of the companies with a product that fit into many buckets, depending ...
03:07 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Apples iOS Newsstand Now Offers Hearst Magazines Days Before Print And Other Digital Stores
Apple today quietly launched a new feature for Newsstand, whereby publications by partner Hearst (covering their entire catalog) will now be available to subscribers days before they come to print, or...
02:30 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Study: Learning Spanish With Duolingo Can Be More Effective Than College Classes Or Rosetta Stone
Education is quickly moving online, but we haven't seen all that many studies that actually look into the effectiveness of these new forms of online learning. To see how its program performed, the lan...
02:17 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Intels Q4 A Mixed Bag: Misses Estimates With $0.48 EPS, But Nails The Streets Revenue Consensus
Intel has just reported both its fiscal Q4 2012 and year-end numbers, and theyre a mixed bag to say the least. The company itself expected to rake in $13.6 billion in revenues as per its Q3 release, b...
02:12 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Instagram Reports 90M Monthly Active Users, 40M Photos Per Day And 8500 Likes Per Second
Instagram reported a few usage stats today, marking the first time it has talked about numbers on its own site since the kerfuffle raised over its terms of service change following the Facebook buy-ou...
01:29 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Now In Brown And Ruby Wine, The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Gets New Color Options
This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. The Galaxy Note 2, arguably the next big thing, will be available in Brown and Red along with its usual blue and white options. The only bad news i...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch In The Studio, XG Ventures Pietro Dova Prefers To Fly Under The Radar
"In the Studio" welcomes a quiet, unassuming early-stage company veteran who has been through the ups and downs of Valley startups before landing at a certain search engine around the year 2000, after...
12:52 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch LG Remains Committed To Nexus 4 Production, Even As New Nexus Rumors Swirl
If you've been trying to get your hands on a Nexus 4 (without signing a contract, anyway) then these past few weeks have probably been some pretty iffy ones. Even now they're unavailable from the Goog...
12:40 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Accel-Backed Entertainment News Outlet Global Grind Finally Starts Taking Mobile Seriously With New iPhone App
Global Grind, the NY-based digital media company funded by Accel Partners and hip-hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons, is finally taking mobile seriously with today's relaunch - and really, it's a start-...
12:40 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Nielsen: Smartphone Battle Ready To Rage In Brazil, Russia, India
In a research note released today, Nielsen examines the potential for smartphone growth in the BRIC region (Brazil, Russia, India, China), where, in many cases, feature phones still dominate. Accordin...
12:30 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Glooko Receives FDA Clearance For Its Mobile Diabetes Tracker, Hires Intuit Health Exec As Its First CEO
Back in September, Glooko announced the release of a new version of its iOS app, a digital logbook which helps people with diabetes track their blood glucose levels from their smartphone. The new app ...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, January 18, 2013
Techcrunch Glooko Receives FDA Clearance For Its Mobile Diabetes Tracker, Hires Intuit Health Exec As Its First CEO
Back in September, Glooko announced the release of a new version of its iOS app, a digital logbook which helps people with diabetes track their blood glucose levels from their smartphone. The new app ...
11:58 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Dropify Is Part Of A New Wave Of File-Sharing Using Facebook-Authentication
Promoting your stuff on Facebook is all very well, but what if you want to offer downloads (such as for music) from within the platform? Oddly, German startups are all over this problem. Out of Berlin...
11:36 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch The Mind Of Google: Why Larry Page Argues That Thinking About Competition Is Silly
“I worry that something has gone seriously wrong with the way we run companies,” warns Google’s CEO, Larry Page, about companies who focus on the competition. “How exciting is ...
11:07 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Keek Raises $18M, Adds 6M Users In 30 Days And Looks To Expand Mobile Video Sharing Further Internationally
Keek, the Toronto-based social video sharing startup that emphasizes communication over entertainment through bite-sized 36-second smartphone movie clips, today announced an $18 million funding round,...
10:31 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung May Tackle The iPad Mini With An 8-Inch Galaxy Note
It seems like only yesterday that Samsung introduced the Galaxy brand, and in the blink of an eye we've gone from a handful of phones to dozens of phones, tablets, and some weird stuff in between. The...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Bing Revamps Its Social Search With 5x More Content From Your Facebook Friends, Now Includes Status Updates, Links & Comments
Microsoft just announced a major update to Bing's social search results. Just like Facebook is now integrating Bing deeper into its search tools, Microsoft is adding more Facebook content to Bing, too...
10:26 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Google Expands Its Street View Imagery In Israel, Adds Hundreds Of New Cities, Towns & Tourist Attractions
A day after its Street View cars were mistakenly accused of donkeycide in Botswana, Google today announced that the cars have now made their way through hundreds of "cities, towns, villages, heritage ...
10:14 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Startup Battlefield Applications Are Open For TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013
It's time! Startup Battlefield Applications are now open for TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013. Disrupt NY will take place on April 29th through May 1st at our new venue, the Manhattan Center. Last year, Ube...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Flingo Partners With Innovid To Make Interactive Smart TV Ads A Reality
Prior to CES, Flingo introduced its Samba platform, which allows users to connect their TV and mobile devices through its proprietary automatic content recognition (ACR) technology. Now, through a par...
09:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch iOS App Discovery Tool AppGratis Raises $13.5M To Grow Its 7M-Strong User Base Even Faster
Paris-based AppGratis has been in operation for a few years now, but it has only recently started targeting the U.S. market in earnest. Now, the app discovery tool for Apple's iOS mobile ecosystem is ...
09:43 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Ticketfly Cuts Deal With Top Canadian Concert Promoter And Buys Prime Box Office To Go International
Ticketmaster has a new challenger in Canada. US ticketing platform Ticketfly today entered its first international market by striking a deal with Canada's largest independent concert promotion company...
09:17 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Going Beyond Pinterest: 500 Startups And Others Back Visual Advertising Platform Reachli
Visual content marketing service Reachli (formerly Pinerly), has raised a seed round from 500 Startups, PNP Ventures,Zelkova Ventures(Early Klout, Fab investors),Philquo Ventures(Fab investor),GVA ven...
08:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Square Open Sources Squash, Its Internal Bug Analysis Tool For Developers
For all of you developers out there, you know how difficult it is to manage all of the bugs that pop up in the code that you push on a daily basis. Sometimes, you just don’t know when things wil...
08:19 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Job Posting Seeks Creative Individual To Breathe More Life Into Siri
A new job description spotted by 9to5Mac's Jordan Kahn this morning suggests Apple wants to do something with Siri that makes the digital personal assistant a more fleshed out, relatable character. Th...
08:17 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Apples Smartphone Marketshare Expected To Peak At 22% In 2013, Says ABI Research
iPhone-maker Apple's share of the smartphone market will peak this year -- at just over a fifth (22 per cent) of the global market, says analyst ABI Research. Apple's share will then remain flat throu...
08:06 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Brewster Rolls Out The First Major Update Of Its Smart Contacts App, Now Syncs With Your Native iPhone Contacts
Brewster, the relationship-centric contacts app for iPhone, is today releasing a new version -- its first major update since launching in July 2012 and then going international -- that will take its s...
08:05 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Big Dolphin Browser Update Brings Improved Sharing, Browser Sync, And Evernote Clipping
Hey there, mobile browser aficionados, remember Dolphin? Of course you do -- MoboTap's smartphone-only browser has been on the scene since the early days of Android and the company has just pushed out...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch PayPal-Backed BillFloat Lands $21M From IGC, Venrock, First Round & Others To Help You Pay Bills On Time
BillFloat, a San Francisco-based startup that helps consumers pay their monthly service bills and avoid those pesky late fees and overdraft charges, announced today that it raised $21 million in new f...
07:51 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Personal Data Search Engine CloudMagic Goes Pro, Hopes Users Find It Useful Enough To Pay
Well, there goes my allowance money. Personal data search engineCloudMagicis today making good on its promises to never sell user data in order to generate revenue. Instead, it's launching a premium, ...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Optimizes MP3 Store For iPhone And iPod Touch As It Looks To Chip Away At iTunes Lead
Amazon today announced a new version of its MP3 store, designed to work on iPhone and iPod touch devices from Apple. The HTML5 web app now allows iOS mobile device users to make direct purchases of tr...
07:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Elsevier In Advanced Talks To Buy Mendeley For Around $100M To Beef Up In Social, Open Source Education Content
The world of ed-tech is ramping up another notch, and getting a lot more open in the process: educational publishing giant Elsevier is in advanced talks to buyMendeley, a London/New York-based provide...
07:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Elsevier In Advanced Talks To Buy Mendeley For Around $100M To Beef Up In Social, Open Education Data
The world of ed-tech is ramping up another notch, and getting a lot more open in the process: educational publishing giant Elsevier is in advanced talks to buyMendeley, a London/New York-based provide...
07:07 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Hey Hey Were The Code Monkeys, ShareMyPlaylists Gets API To Access Its Spotify Playlist Data
ShareMyPlaylists, the Spotify community and playlist sharing site, has released an API so that developers can get access to its treasure trove of playlist data -- 120,000 playlists, referencing a tota...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch TrendSpottr Launches Predictive Trend Alerts For Lean-Back, High-Level Monitoring Of Popular Content
Users receiving the email alerts can also click through for a more detailed look at the trending item identified, complete with a single page analytics summary that details the timeline for how freque...
06:41 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch AT&T Has An Acquisitive Eye On European Carriers Mulling A Big Buy Or Merger, Says WSJ
U.S. carrier AT&T is looking at counterparts in Europe with a view to making a big purchase or entering into a merger, according to a report in the WSJ. The paper quotes people familiar with the c...
06:27 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Lenovo Bringing Chromebook ThinkPads For Education To K-12 Schools Starting February 26
Lenovo announced today that it will be introducing a special version of its ThinkPad X131e, an education-focused notebook, running Google's Chrome OS. The Chromebook will be sold exclusively to the ed...
06:02 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch NextSpace Raises $825K To Fund More Coworking Communities
NextSpace, a network of coworking spaces in Northern and Southern California, has raised $825,000 in new funding.Co-founder and CEO Jeremy Neuner said the first NextSpace location opened back in 2008,...
05:36 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Asus Reportedly In Talks With Microsoft To Create Windows 8-Based Padfone Smartphone-Tablet Hybrid
Asus may soon be the next Windows Phone 8 handset OEM partner for Microsoft, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal today. And the company isn't just looking to stick the operating sys...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Startup Celtra Raises $4M Led By Softbank Capital
Celtra, a company offering tools for rich media ad creation, mobile ad serving, and analytics, just announced that it has raised $4 million in new funding.The round was led by SoftBank Capital, and So...
04:40 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Yelp Partners With Local Authorities To Add Hygiene Scores To Restaurant Reviews, Starting In San Francisco & New York
Yelp is adding adding restaurant inspection scores to reviews on its business pages, initially for the cities of San Francisco and New York, but with a plan to roll the feature out to other cities whe...
03:05 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Revenues Will Top $11.4 Billion In 2013, Up 19% On 2012. India, China And Display Fuelling The Boost
The growing popularity of free mobile content -- largely in the form of apps -- is having a big impact on mobile advertising, the route that many developers and publishers are taking to monetize that ...
01:27 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Cuts 300 Jobs, Outsources Up To 820 More To HCL And Tata To Align IT With Its Business Focus
Here's the cloud to Nokia's silver lining statement the other day of better than expected handset sales: it is cutting IT 300 jobs, and outsourcing 850 more, with Indian outsourcing giants HCL and Tat...
12:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch BodeTree, The Financial Tool For People Who Hate Finance, Launches A Free Education Platform For Small Business Owners
BodeTree launched early last year to help small business owners better understand and make sense of their financial data. The startup has been attempting to make the absurdly tedious world of financia...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Bango Adds Telefonica To Its List Of Mobile Carrier Billing Partners For Facebook And Beyond
Mobile payments company Bango -- partner to Facebook, Amazon, BlackBerry and others to enable app and content charges directly to your mobile phone bill -- has announced another major carrier partner:...
10:30 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Issues Statement About Her Offices Handling Of Case Against Aaron Swartz
After accusations ofoverzealous prosecution and awhitehouse.gov petition with nearly 40,000 signatures calling for her removal, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz has issueda statement about the suicide of Aa...
09:29 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Uber Gets More Super As It Expands Into Germany
Uber has announced that it is expanding into Germany, where "Secret Ubers" are now operating in Berlin. The on-demand car service company's first passenger in that German capital was another startup f...
07:12 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch In The Fight Between Netflix And Cable Operators, High-Quality Streaming Video Is Being Held Hostage
One cable provider is arguing that because Netflix isn't offering it Super HD or 3D content, that it is essentially discriminating against ISPs based on whether they deploy Open Connect boxes. Here's ...
05:59 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch LoopMe Wants Less Noise In Mobile Ads, Gets $500k Seed Round Led By Ex-AdMob MD Russell Buckley For Its Inbox Solution
Advertising has been one of the chief routes for developers and publishers to make money from apps and other mobile content, but there is (literally) a small problem: handset screens have a finite amo...
05:53 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter.com Experiencing Rendering Issues, So If You Like Ugly Websites, Visit It Now
While it’s not the “fail whale” that became popular in years past, Twitter.com is indeed having some issues. According to a tweet by its support account, engineers are working on a &...
05:53 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter.com Experiencing Rendering Issues, So If You Like Ugly Websites, Visit It Now (UPDATED)
While it’s not the “fail whale” that became popular in years past, Twitter.com is indeed having some issues. According to a tweet by its support account, engineers are working on a &...
05:51 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch GitHub Passes The 3 Million Developer Mark
GitHub has surpassed the 3 million-developer mark, a milestone for the collaborative platform for application development.GitHub said it happened Monday night on the first day of the company'sall-hand...
05:34 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch A First Look At Silvercar, The Future Of Airport Car Rentals
I've had high hopes for Silvercar to provide an alternative to the typical horrible experience of airport car rental. It sounds like a great idea. But it's difficult to judge the quality of a service ...
03:35 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Hack Design Teaches Design To Hackers, Has Already Signed Up Over 20K Developers
Most developers are famously not great designers, but some of the best products come from teams where designers know a bit about design and the designers know a bit about what the developers do. Hack ...
03:02 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Social Gifting App Wrapp Hits 1 Million Users (Because People Like Free Stuff)
Social gifting startupWrappis today announcing that it has grown its user base to 1 million within fourteen months - proof that people really do enjoy freebies, it seems. The company, which allows use...
02:50 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Graph Search Makes Privacy Seem Selfish
The subtle impact of Facebook Graph Search is that when you share openly, you share for the benefit of mankind. And when you don't, or share to just a few people, you're robbing the world of your know...
02:42 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch eBay And PayPal Expect To Do $20 Billion Each In 2013 Mobile Commerce
eBay reported strong earnings today, thanks to growth in mobile adoption as well as improved performance in the Marketplaces business. The company also released its mobile commerce numbers for the yea...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch StumbleUpon Lays Off 30% Of Staff As It Restructures Company Into A Profitable State
StumbleUpon today laid off 30 percent of its staff, the company has confirmed to TechCrunch. The move, which brings Stumbleupon's employee count from 110 to 75, is part of a larger restructuring plan ...
02:18 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Thanks To Growth In Mobile And Marketplaces, eBays Q4 Revenue Up 18 Percent To $4B, Net Income Up 22 Percent
eBay's Q4 and full year 2012 earnings hit this afternoon, with revenue for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012 increasing 18% to $4.0 billion, compared to the same period of 2011. The company r...
02:12 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Rolls Out VoIP Calling To U.S. iOS Messenger Users
Facebook originally started testing a new free (minus andy data usage fees you incur from your carrier) calling feature for users of its Facebook Messenger app for iPhone in Canada early this year, an...
02:02 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Redesign Mockup [Do Not Publish]
There are a bunch of people in this meeting who I don't know. I think they might work for TechCrunch. They don't know who I am either. Half of the people in this room are sick, myself included. I'm go...
01:33 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches HelpBridge For iOS, Windows Phone And Android, Lets You Alert Friends And Family When Disasters Strike
When a disaster happens, chances are you want to get in touch with your loved ones as soon as possible, either to tell them that you're fine or to make sure they are. To make this easier, Microsoft is...
01:04 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Bi-Partisan Official Inauguration App Is a Sexy Liberal Data Spy
Watching the live stream of President Obama's inauguration on the official smartphone app could make you a lucrative target for liberal spam. Buried in the terms of service for the widely praised and ...
12:59 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch HelloSign Adds Plugin To Sign Documents In Gmail
HelloSign, a service of HelloFax, has launched a pluginthat lets you fill out and sign documents in Chromewithout leaving Gmail....
12:56 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch Fanplayr Raises $2M Seed Round To Help More eCommerce Sites Upsell Like Amazon
Palo Alto-based Fanplayr, a startup focused on driving conversions on any website that offers an eCommerce component, today announced a new $2 million seed investment round, led by Denali Venture Part...
12:24 am GMT - Thu, January 17, 2013
Techcrunch AT&T Now Offers FaceTime Over Cellular For Any Customer With A Tiered Data Plan
AT&T announced on its consumer blog today that it will finally allow FaceTime over cellular available to all customers on a tiered data plan, after previously offering it first only to those with ...
11:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Intel And Facebook Team To Open Source Data-Center Designs, Open Compute Project Grows With 12 New Members
Facebook announced today at the Open Compute Summit that it is open-sourcing more of its data center designs for storing pictures, high availability and power consumption in data centers....
11:32 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch iPad Becomes Advertisers Best Friend
Advertisers favor showing up on iPads over any other device, and they're willing to pay for it. Sky-high click through rates on iPad have helped it surpass the iPhone in popularity amongst advertisers...
11:31 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch M-Commerce Boom Over Holidays: One Third Of E-Commerce Traffic Was Mobile; Sales Up 171%, Conversions Up 30%
According to new figures released today from mobile commerce startupBranding Brand, mobile commerce over the 2012 holiday season saw major gains, with visits to m-commerce websites up 109 percent year...
11:31 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch M-Commerce Boom Over Holidays: One-Third Of E-Commerce Traffic Was Mobile; Sales Up 171%, Conversions Up 30%
According to new figures released today from mobile commerce startupBranding Brand, mobile commerce over the 2012 holiday season saw major gains, with visits to m-commerce websites up 109 percent year...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Redpoint Ventures Closes On $400 Million For Its 5th Fund, Redpoint V, To Invest In More Early-Stage Startups
Silicon Valley venture capital firm Redpoint Ventures has raised $400 million for Redpoint V, its fifth venture capital fund. The firm says that Redpoint V will be used to invest in early-stage entrep...
10:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Analyst: 5-Inch+ Phones Will More Than Double Marketshare In 2013 60M Incoming, Up 136%
Smartphones with very large displays are set to take a much bigger chunk of the market this year, according to analyst IHS iSuppli which is predicting so-called phablets will more than double their sh...
10:55 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch WordPress.com Launches Portfolio Vertical For Photographers, Painters And Designers
Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com, just announced that it is rolling out a vertical for portfolio sites. This, the company says, is meant to allow photographers, videographers, illustrat...
10:55 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch VMware CTO Steve Herrod Joins General Catalyst To Boost Enterprise Investments
After nabbing Accel partner Adam Valkin for its Boston office, General Catalyst is announcing another new investment partner--Steve Herrod....
10:42 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch HTCs Flagship M7 Smartphone Supposedly Outed, But Wheres The HTC Look?
HTC is the sort of company that's never had the best luck at keeping new products under wraps, and it seems it won't be bucking that trend any time soon. Case in point: Evleaks (now at UnwiredView) ha...
10:25 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Audi Canada Creates An iPad-Controlled Slot Car Test Track With Real-Time Video From The Cockpit
Generally speaking, I don't care much about cars, but Audi Canada, together with Toronto-based ad agency Zulu Alpha Kilo and Slot Mods USA have managed to use cars in a way that piqued my interest by ...
10:24 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Zettaset Raises $10M To Build Out Hadoop Data Security
Zettaset, a startup focused on big data management and security, has raised a $10 million Series B fundingled by HighBar Partners, with additional participation from Brocade and Draper Fisher Jurvetso...
10:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch MuckerLab Graduates Its Class Of 2013, Its Last Class Has Raised Over $15M To Date
MuckerLab, the up-and-coming L.A.-based accelerator program is hosting its demo day for the 10 portfolio companies in its winter class today. In addition, the accelerator just announced that its last ...
10:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Not Involved In Donkeys Murder, Says Company (And No, Its Not April Fools. This Happened.)
The donkey lives! Apparently, Google did not kill a donkey with its Street View car in Botswana, after all. Donkeycide would totally go against Google's whole "do no evil" credo, the company said. Oka...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Betable Nabs The Guy Behind Zyngas Recent Deal To Enter Real-Money Gaming
Betable, a San Francisco-based startup that makes it easier for casino-style game developers to offer players real money bets instead of virtual currency ones, just nabbed Jonathan Flesher. He was the...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Founders Stories: Clouderas Jeff Hammerbacher On Building Big Data Systems
Recently, I had the Founder and Chief Scientist of Cloudera, Jeff Hammerbacher, over to the studio to talk about his experience building out big data systems for Facebook. He explained to me how the l...
09:52 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Another Legal Blow For Apple As Dutch Court Concurs With U.K. Ruling That Samsung Galaxy Tablets Do Not Infringe iPads Design
Apple's courtroom skirmishes against its Android OEM enemy number one Samsung have not been going very well of late, despite Cupertino's big $1bn+ damages win against Samsung last summer. Today a...
09:52 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google.org Donates A Total Of $3.7M To Spark Civic Innovation Using Technology
Today, Google.org’s VP, Matthew Stepka, announced that the non-profit arm of Google is going to be giving a large sum money to some interesting organizations. It wants to promote civic innovatio...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Finish Is A Simple Way For Teens To Manage Their Angst-Ridden, Homework-Riddled Lives
Task management is a crowded space, but if someone had solved the problem of procrastination with an app we'd probably already be a much more successful society. That's why 16-year-olds Ryan Orbuch an...
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Gilts President And Former CFO Andy Page To Depart The Company
Andy Page, Gilt's President, is departing the luxury online retailer, we've learned.Gilt promoted Page to the role of President from Chief Financial Officer in 2011, where he was responsible for the o...
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Gilts President And Former CFO Andy Page To Leave The Company
Andy Page, Gilt's President, is departing the luxury online retailer, we've learned.Gilt promoted Page to the role of President from Chief Financial Officer in 2011, where he was responsible for the o...
08:27 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch InternMatch Raises $1.2 Million To Expand Beyond Internships To Include Paying Jobs, Is Thinking About Rebranding
InternMatch, a 500 Startups-backed company focused on matching college students with employers, is today announcing an additional round of $1.2 million in funding to expand its platform beyond interns...
08:22 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Forrester: U.S. Mobile Payments Market Predicted To Reach $90B By 2017, Up From $12.8B In 2012
Forrester is predicting big growth for the mobile payments market in a new report out today, spanning 2013 to 2017. The market research firm is anticipating that the U.S. mobile payment market will se...
08:14 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Opinion-Polling Network Thumb Now Routes Questions By Location For More Relevant Answers
Thumb, the opinion-polling network that lets people get real-time crowdsourced recommendations, has today launched a new update to the app routes questions in a totally new way: by location. This was ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch ChowNow Raises $3M To Provide A Facebook And Mobile Food Ordering Platform For Restaurants
ChowNow is an online ordering platform built for mobile and Facebook, has raised $3 million from GRP Partners with Daher Capital, Double M Capital, and Velos Partners participating....
07:41 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Project Glass And Pebble-Style Smart Mobile Wearables To Fuel $1.5BN Market By 2014, Says Analyst
Wearable connected devices are having a moment -- largely anticipatory -- as excitement builds about the potential for sensor-packed mobile kit that you strap to your person and use to augment/record ...
07:20 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch DARPA-Backed Ayasdi Launches With $10M From Khosla, Floodgate To Uncover The Hidden Value In Big Data
Founded in 2008 after more than a decade of research at Stanford, Silicon Valley-based startup, Ayasdi, is on a mission to reinvent the methods by which we transform Big Data into actionable knowledge...
07:20 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Kickstarter Project Adds Canon L-Series Level Environment Protection To Any DSLR Lens
I've got a lot of Canon gear, but only one L-series lens of my very own, and that's also the only one that features a rubber gasket where the lens mounts to the body to keep out dust and moisture. It'...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Shopkick Says Its Now Profitable, With Its Shopping App Adding $200M In Sales For Target, Best Buy And Others In 2012
Shopping app shopkick, now 4 million users strong,made some big waveswhen it first opened for business in 2010. With its combination of in-store hardware and user-friendly mobile app that pinged custo...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Native Ad Startup Sharethrough Partners With SimpleReach To Find Social Media Friendly Content
Sharethrough, a startup that helps brands deliver their video ads in a way that feels “native” to the sites where they’re appearing, has started offering new data and targeting to ad...
06:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Apple And Amazon Ordered To Talk Settlement In App Store Trademark Dispute
Apple and Amazon are fighting over made up words, as you may well be aware. Apple takes issue with Amazon's use of "Appstore," the name for the online retailer's marketplace of Android software, which...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Leap Motion Teams Up With Best Buy As Exclusive Retail Launch Partner, Pre-Orders Start In February
Leap Motion, makers of the innovative Leap Motion controller for PCs, today announced that at launch, it will sell its device exclusively through Best Buy's physical and online stores in the U.S., as ...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch DARPA-Backed Ayasdi Launches With $10M From Khosla, Floodgate To Uncover The Hidden Value In Big Data
Founded in 2008 after more than a decade of research at Stanford, Silicon Valley-based startup, Ayasdi, is on a mission to reinvent the methods by which we transform Big Data into actionable knowledge...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Cox And Its Board Member Tripp Rackley Launch $250M Fund To Build And Back Startups
Cox Enterprises is perhaps best known for its holdings in areas thought of as "old media" -- radio and TV stations and newspapers at Cox Media; cable and telephone services at Cox Communications -- bu...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Rewards Startup Kiip Gets A Strategic Investment From Ad Giant Interpublic
Kiip just announced that it has received funding from ad holding company Interpublic.Brian Wong, the startup's co-founder and CEO, said the investment was actually included in the $11 million round th...
03:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Apples Chinese Web Store Adds Credit Facility As iPhone-Maker Battles Cheap Androids
Apple has started offering users of its Chinese online store the option to buy devices on credit. The credit offer can apply to any purchase of more than 300 yuan ($48) but less than 30,000 yuan ($4,8...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Viber 2.3 For BlackBerry Launches With Emoticons, Revamped UI, And Promises Of VoIP Calling By April
Viber has just announced a relatively vanilla update to its BlackBerry app, but with a pretty awesome cherry on top. With over 100 million registered users (since we last checked), Viber has managed t...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Is There Room Left In The Social Messaging Market? Youth-Oriented Jongla Launches On iOS, Android
WhatsApp, Viber, Yuilop, Facebook Messenger/Poke, Snapchat, and many, many others -- the list of apps in the mobile social messaging space seems endless. But Finland's Jongla thinks there's room for o...
02:50 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Amazons European Netflix Competitor, LOVEFilm, Signs TV Series Streaming Deal With NBCU
Another day, another content licensing agreement in the online streaming space. Amazon-owned LOVEFilm, a European Netflix competitor, has signed a new streaming deal with NBCUniversal International TV...
12:28 pm GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch United Airlines Begins Offering Satellite Wi-Fi On Overseas Flights
United Airlines has announced that inflight Wi-Fi is now available on the first of its international wide-body aircraft, which makes it the only U.S. carrier to currently offer an Internet connection ...
11:43 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Indian Streaming Music Platform Gaanas App Rolls Out Across Four Mobile Platforms
Gaana, one of India's top music streaming services, just launched its app, which is now available on four platforms (iOS, Android, BlackBerry and J2ME for Samsung and Nokia feature phones) to take adv...
10:31 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Facebooks Future Depends On Opening The Data Center
Facebook is a data company. Today's news about its new search features proves it. So did last week's news about Facebook testing what it can charge people to send Mark Zuckerberg a message. And tomorr...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Report: $28.3B Was Invested In 3,267 VC Deals In 2012; Seed Funding Hits Record Levels
Venture capital database CB Insights is releasing a new report today on the state of the VC industry and investments in 2012. For the year, $28.3 billion was invested by venture capital firms in 3,267...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch After 17 Years, Education Platform Lynda.com Raises Its First Round Of Funding, $103M From Accel & Spectrum
Back in May, we shared the unique story of Lynda.com, the veteran, video-based education platform, and how it was able to generate $70 million in revenue in 2011 without taking a penny from outside in...
08:44 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Now Lets You Know When Youve Typed Something Clickable Or Went Over The Character Limit
Here’s a nifty little addition to Twitter’s website. When you start composing your tweet, the text will change colors when you’ve added something clickable, like a username or URL. T...
07:25 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Congresswoman Proposes Aarons Law In Honor Of Late Internet Activist
In the wake of Internet activist Aaron Swartz's suicide before his impending court case, Silicon Valley Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CrunchGov Grade: A) has proposed a bill that may have prevented the g...
07:17 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Hipsters Doug Ludlow Joins AOL Ventures As Its First Innovation Partner
Doug Ludlow, formerly the CEO of AOL-acquired photosharing startup Hipster, is leaving the company's mobile team (where he was a senior director) to become the first innovation partner at AOL Ventures...
07:10 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Announces First Project Glass Hackathons In NYC And SF, Will Detail Mirror API
Over the last year, Google has slowly been unveiling its plans around Project Glass, the company's R&D program responsible for attempting to bring wearable computing to the mainstream. Complete wi...
07:08 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch What Can You Search For On Facebook Graph Search?
Great, Facebook launched something called Graph Search. But how does it actually help you? From content discovery to finding a restaurant, from recruiting to dating to a trip down memory lane, here's ...
06:45 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Tred Gets $1.7M To Be An Uber For Car Test Drives
Tred, a startup that allows you to order auto test drives to your home, is announcing a $1.7 million raise of seed funding today, from Fraser McCombs Capital, former Chairman and CEO of General Motors...
06:13 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch getTalent Launches iOS App For Scanning Paper Rsums
getTalent, a service that helps companies build a relationship with potential hires before they apply for a job, is about to get more useful at real-world recruiting events, thanks to the latest updat...
05:31 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Twitters Social Impact Cant Be Measured, But Its The Pulse Of The Planet
When you sit back and think about how far Twitter has come since it launched in 2006, its rise to glory is impressive. It’s difficult to make your way through a day without seeing a tweet refere...
05:04 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch The Best And Worst Of CES 2013 NSFW Blooper Reel
You've seen the Best and Worst of CES 2013. Here's the blooper reel. Don't watch it around your boss or small children. The video is not safe for work - just like CES and Vegas in general....
05:00 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Photo SharingSocial Commerce Network Lockerz Closes Down Its San Diego Office, Lays Off Around 30% Of Seattle HQ Staff
TechCrunch has learned that Lockerz, the social commerce and photo sharing service, is downsizing. It has shut down its San Diego office, laying off all but two of the staff who will now work remotely...
03:54 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Bohemian Guitars Lets You Twang Out On A Real Oil-Can Gitfiddle
As the site’s resident guitar shredder, I have a soft spot for musical instruments on Kickstarter. While these Bohemian Guitars don’t have the same features as a GTar or a Jamstik, it̵...
03:47 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch With News Feed Unable To Handle All Of Our Content, Graph Search Will Lift Facebook Engagement
Many of you are probably presented with the same problem when logging into Facebook. The first thing that you see is your News Feed, with tons of content from your friends and pages that you like. Unl...
03:24 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Disneys John Blackburn Says Infinity Game Mash-Up Could Change The Way That People Look At Disney
Disney isn't mincing words when it comes to describing the importance of Infinity, the cross-property, cross-platform gaming initiative that it announced this morning. The company's fact sheet describ...
02:54 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Canon Debuts Experience Centre Physical Showroom In Canada, Includes 500px Partnership
Canon today officially launched a new initiative including a pilot location in Calgary, Alberta, Canada that follows the experience of physical retail projects like Apple Stores and Microsoft's recent...
02:50 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch How Facebooks Graph Search Just Replaced A Major Chunk Of Google
Facebook just took a big bite out of Google. Today, the social network announced Graph Search, a new feature that lets you search the interests, location, and preferences of your friends.For anyone wh...
02:31 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google+ Launches An Easier Way To Share Food Photos On The Day Its Limited Search Is Upstaged By Facebook
Facebook just announced its new Graph Search feature and while we still have to fully digest the impact of this, it's pretty obvious that its foray into search clearly outranks the very limited search...
02:25 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Graph Search Ads Could Be A Goldmine For Facebook
Where there's discovery, there's opportunity for sponsored discovery. Though there's no ads in Facebook's new Graph Search engineyet, eventually Facebook could let advertisers pay to show their result...
02:20 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch SPONSORED: North Korea Is Asias New Startup Hot Spot
The old, Imperialist centers for entrepreneurial excellence have been eclipsed by the the great and glorious People's Republic of North Korea, the world's new and pre-eminent location for start-ups. ...
01:35 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Lost On New Myspace. Cant Escape Justin. Send Help.
I've signed into Myspace using my Facebook account. They said you could use your Myspace ID, but apparently, my memory doesn't stretch that far back. The site asks me to identify myself. Am I "curator...
01:08 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Takes On Google, But Private, Personalized, Social Search Has No Clear Winner Yet
Facebook launched Graph Search today, its own version of a private, personalized social search engine. It's somewhat of a competitor to Google's "Search Plus Your World" - Google's more recent take on...
12:51 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Shares Dip Below $30 Again, As Graph Search Fails To Convince Investors
Earlier today, Facebook unveiled its third pillar, graph search. While the announcement was highly anticipated, from the investors' perspective, the unveiling didn't live up to the hype as the stock (...
12:45 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Watch Out Foursquare And Yelp: Places Really Shines On Facebook Graph Search
Facebook this morning unveiled a massive new product called "Graph Search" at a press event at its Menlo Park, California headquarters. While the impact of this debut will be settling in for a while, ...
12:40 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Gryphn Updates Secure SMS Platform To Better Compete With Facebook Poke, Snapchat
Snapchat and Facebook Poke have clearly validated the demand for ephemeral messaging, and perhaps even a desire for added security (whether it's misguidedly through social networks or not). But SMS se...
12:20 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Second Analyst Report Pegs iPhone 5S For Launch Date Sometime Around June 2013
The iPhone 5 wasn't released all that long ago, but increasingly reports are saying a follow-up could come sooner rather than later. Today, Jeffries analyst Peter Misek said in a report that his suppl...
12:17 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Disney Announces Infinity Game Toybox With A Range Of Characters And Physical Figurines For Console, Mobile, And Web
Disney executives are on-stage right now at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, where they just announced Disney Infinity, a game platform that is set to launch in June.The details of the platform ...
12:17 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Disney Announces Infinity Game Toy Box With A Range Of Characters And Physical Figurines For Console, Mobile, And Web
Disney executives just took the stage at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, where they just announced Disney Infinity, a game platform that's set to launch in June.The details of the platform are ...
12:13 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On Byliner: A Million Reasons To Be Cheerful About The Future Of Online Publishing [TCTV]
Finally some good news about the future of publishing. Amidst all the doom and gloom about e-reading, one company - Byliner - is reinventing the business of selling online writing....
12:04 am GMT - Wed, January 16, 2013
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Says I Would Love To Work With Google, But Bing Was More Flexible On Privacy
Mark Zuckerberg put the ball in Google's court today at Facebook's big Graph Search launch, saying "I would love to work with Google." For now, though, Facebook hands off queries its Graph Search can'...
11:56 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Here Is The Ex-Googler Dream Team That Led Facebooks New Graph Search Tool
When Facebook unveiled its new Graph Search function earlier today, it also unveiled the two people who spearheaded the new "third pillar" of Facebook: Lars Rasmussen and Tom Stocky, two heavy-hitters...
11:50 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch If Its Not In Graph Search, Facebook Hands Your Query Off To Bing
Facebook this morning unveiled “Graph Search,” a new search tool for finding people, photos, places and interests in a way that the social networking giant was very careful to point out is...
11:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch The Loopt Acquisition Bears Some Fruit: Green Dot Launches GoBank, A Mobile Bank Account
Green Dot, a Sequoia-backed company that focuses on pre-paid debit cards and eventually went public two years ago, just unveiled a new banking account that can be registered entirely from a smartphone...
11:08 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Announces Its Third Pillar Graph Search That Gives You Answers, Not Links Like Google
Today at Facebook’s press event, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, announced its latest product, called Graph Search. Two of the members of the Graph Search team, Lars Rasmussen and Tom Stocky w...
10:22 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Online Banking Service Simple Now Has An Android App, Designed From The Ground Up
Since launch, online banking provider Simple has sought to provide an alternative to traditional banking services. Its done that with built-in data visualization and a beautiful and intuitive mobile a...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Wikimedia Launches Its Crowdsourced Wikivoyage Online Travel Guide
The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit parent organization of Wikipedia, just officially launched its twelfth official project: Wikivoyage. The new site, which was already in beta for a while and ha...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Demand For Samsung Smartphones Jumps To 23% For Early 2013, iPhone Interest Down 21 Points From Last Quarter
ChangeWave has released its quarterly consumer smartphone report, which tracks North American demand for devices and satisfaction with handsets. The survey covers planned purchases during the next 90 ...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Former Funzio Execs, Google PM Launch Wormhole Games
A former Funzio executive and a former Google product manager are trying their hands at the mobile gaming world again. Jamil Moledina, who was a vice president of business development at Funzio, and l...
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch LeWeb Startup Competition Finalist, Phonitive, Raises $534k Angel Round To Push Its Tap-To-Personalize Interactive Video Tech
French mobile software development startup, Phonitive -- one of 16 finalists in the 2012 LeWeb startup competition -- has raised a 400,000 first round angel investment from Toulouse-based seed investo...
09:08 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch 360incentives.com Secures $7.65M Round Led By OMERS For B2B And Consumer Sales Incentive Platform
Whitby, Ontario-based 360incentives announced a new funding round of $7.65 million today, led by OMERS Ventures and including Klass Capital and Round 13 Capital. This is the four-year old company's fi...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Plivo Launches The First SDK That Lets Developers Connect WebRTC And SIP
WebRTC, the new in-browser framework for real-time video and audio chats, will likely be a major trend this year. While it's exiting for developers to easily add browser-to-browser chat features to th...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch PayPal Partners With Point-Of-Sale And Hardware Maker NCR To Expand Its Retail Footprint
Following yesterday's news of PayPal's expanded U.S. footprint in retail, which saw seven more national chains sign-up to offer PayPal's in-store payments in their brick-and-mortar stores, the company...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Weather Channel Apps Pass 100 Million Downloads As Weather Stays Unpredictable
The Weather Channel application on smartphones and tablets now been downloaded more than 100 million times. It's hardly surprising - Weather globally has been a total basket case for the last couple o...
08:11 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch AfterShip Launches Package Tracking API, Gives Amazon-Style Post-Sale Powers To Any Online Merchant
One of the nice things about ordering from Amazon is that you get package tracking details and information right on site. It's a key ingredient in why Amazon leads all others as an online retail desti...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Gaming Industry Report: M&A Hits $4B Record In 2012, While Social Gaming Investment Plummets By $1B+
Today, international investment firm Digi-Capital published its in-depth review of the global gaming space, giving us a sense of the size, breadth, and activity of the international gaming market in b...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Book Now Or Wait? Kayak Adds Price Forecasting To Its Flight Search Results
It was just over two months ago that Kayak and Priceline sent ripples through the online travel industry with a blockbuster deal in which Priceline shelled out a whopping $1.8 billion to acquire the r...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch DreamIt Ventures Opens Applications For Next NYC Class With Specialized Tracks For EdTech, Minority-Led, And Israel-Based Companies
DreamIt Ventures has just opened up the application process for their third annual New York city Accelerator program, which will begin in mid-May and run to mid-August. The program offers $25,000 in s...
07:56 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Report: iPad mini Gains As The Preferred Kids Tablet After The Holidays
According to new data released from KinderTown, an educational app finder for parents of preschool and kindergarteners, Apple's new iPad mini showed a drastic increase in usage among its app's install...
07:35 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Russian Railways Sues Apple Over Trademark Infringement Online In The Apple Store
Europe's state railways continue to pick up steam in their lawsuits against Apple. Today, it emerged that Russian Railways has filed a trademark lawsuitagainst the iPhone maker. The reason is still no...
07:09 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Darjeelin Wants To Help You Get A Cheaper Flight By Employing The Crowd To Do Your Flight Hacking For You
Darjeelin has launched with what it's calling a human-powered flight search engine. In an interesting employment of the crowd, through contest form, experts are tasked with going off and finding the c...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch JiWire Jumps Into The Free WiFi Game With AWG To Boost Its Ad Network In U.S. Airports
JiWire, the location-based advertising company that uses WiFi networks to locate users and deliver ads, has signed a deal with Advanced Wireless Group to provide free WiFi services in airports in the ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Following OpenTable Deal, Restaurant Data Provider Locu Adds More Big-Name Partners, TripAdvisor And CitySearch
Locu, a local business data provider which extracts structured data from business websites and then makes it available via an API, is today announcing two major new partnerships, specifically for its ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Pixate Debuts A Framework For Designing Mobile Apps With CSS
Pixate, Y Combinator-backed startup allowing mobile developers to style their native applications using CSS, is today launching to the public after several months of beta testing with hundreds of deve...
06:50 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Flatiron Health Raises $8M From Google Ventures, First Round To Build An Intelligent Data Platform For Oncology
Flatiron Health, the developers of an intelligent oncology data platform, has raised $8 million in a Series A round of funding led by Google Ventures with participation from First Round Capital, Labor...
06:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch The New Myspace Opens, Hoping A Justin Timberlake Single Can Help It Fly
New Myspace made its debut back in September (when it made our own Drew Olanoff "want to hurl") but the redesign has only been available to limited beta participants before now. Today, the next-genera...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Kabam Acquires Exploding Barrel Games, Build Outs Presence In Vancouver
Kabam, a midcore mobile and social developer that ended last year with about $160 million in revenue, just bought Exploding Barrel Games and is expanding its presence out in the Vancouver area. The te...
05:48 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch 15Five Wants Employees To Have A Voice, Raises $1M From Yammers David Sacks, 500 Startups, Ben Parr And More To Give It
15Five, a startup that offers a cloud-based platform for employees to provide weekly feedback about their progress -- and for CEOs and other managers to be able to read all of it quickly, is today ann...
05:38 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Apples Warranty Practices Under Fire In Europe Again As Belgian Watchdog Agency Files Complaint
Apple's warranty plans have drawn the ire of a Belgian consumer watchdog agency, Test-Aankoop/Test-Achats. The group has filed a complaint against the company over how AppleCare is sold and marketed t...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch SevOne To Go For IPO, Raises $150 Million From Bain Capital To Expand P2P IT Monitoring
SevOne, an IT management company that uses peer-to-peer (P2P) technology to manage all elements of a customer's IT infrastructure, has raised $150 million from Bain Capital to pursue mid-market enterp...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch YouSendIt Acquires Found To Enable Integrated File Search Across Apps, Devices, Cloud Storage Platforms And More
Cloud collaboration company YouSendIt has acquired Found Software, a startup that allows users to search for, find and discover their files, documents, and data across devices and cloud services. The ...
05:13 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Non-Profit Innovation: How Minerva Plans To Make Its Affordable, Next-Gen University A Reality
The Minerva Project burst onto the scene last year with an ambitious goal: To create the next elite American university, online, and, in so doing, help rethink the role of higher education in the Digi...
04:44 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch TechStars Graduate DigitalOcean Switches To SSD For Its $5 Per Month VPS To Take On Linode And Rackspace
DigitalOcean is a cloud hosting solution for small developers, looking for a cheap virtual private server to experiment, host web applications with low memory needs and run some cron jobs. While Linod...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch How Californias Online Education Pilot Will End College As We Know It
Today, the largest university system in the world, the California State University system, announced a pilot for $150 lower-division online courses at one its campuses--a move that spells the end of h...
04:10 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Paymill, The Samwer Stripe Clone, Strikes Global Deal With PAY.ON To Expand Payment Options
Paymill, the cloud-based payment provider backed by the Samwer Brothers' Rocket Internet startup incubator, is taking one more step to build out its Stripe-like service: it has signed a deal with PAY....
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch OkCupid Launches Standalone Crazy Blind Date Service For Blind Mini-Dates
OkCupid has risen to be one of the most popular dating sites on the web, complete with a mobile offering on iOS and Android. But today marks the launch of the first brand new stand-alone product from ...
03:52 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Alibaba CEO Jack Ma To Step Down As CEO On May 10th, Stay On As Chairman Of Chinas Ecommerce Giant
Jack Ma, who has been CEO of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba for the past 14 years (since it was founded in 1999), will step down on May 10 2013 but remain as company chairman -- focusing on Alibaba's...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Owned It Wants To Turn The Order Confirmation Page Into A Social Commerce Opportunity
The humble order confirmation page is a wasted opportunity. Or so says Owned it, a new social commerce platform which aims to help retailers increase referrals and conversions by offering customers in...
02:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Amiigo Fitness Tracker Bracelet Gets VC Investment, Kicks Off Indiegogo Campaign
Amiigo, a fitness tracker bracelet, shoe clip plus app that can tell what type of exercise you're doing thanks to its combination of hardware sensors and gesture-based software algorithms, has kicked ...
12:40 pm GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Non-Profit Innovation: How Minerva Plans To Make Its Affordable, Next-Gen University A Reality
The Minerva Project burst onto the scene last year with an ambitious goal: To create the next elite American university, online, and, in so doing, help rethink the role of higher education in the Digi...
11:54 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Baidu-Kingsoft Alliance Rumors Gain Further Credence As Qihoo 360 CEO Fumes
Reports that Baidu, the Internet giant known as "the Google of China," is planning to become a strategic investor in security software company Kingsoft gained traction today when Kingsoft announced th...
10:21 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Buys Mountain Cablevision, Wireless Spectrum Licenses From Shaw
Rogers Communications, one of Canadas largest wireless and Internet provider, said it will buy Mountain Cablevision and some wireless spectrum licenses from Shaw Communication for about $710 million U...
10:02 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Moontoast Raises $5M For Premium Social Ads
Social advertising startup Moontoast just announced that it has raised $5 million in Series B funding.CEO Blair Heavey told me that the company currently works with about 50 clients. It's not an enorm...
10:01 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Polycom And AT&T Partner For Video Chat And Collaboration On Multiple Screens
Video conferencing is fast becoming a popular tool for communications among a growing number of businesses. But few want to invest the money in deploying the hardware necessary to make enterprise-clas...
06:38 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Wi-Fi And Cellular Versions Of The iPad Mini And 4th-Gen iPad Will Hit China This Week
Apple announced today that the Wi-Fi and cellular versions of the iPad Mini and the fourth generation iPad with Retina Display will be available in China this Friday. iPad Mini and the fourth generati...
05:34 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed InstallMonetizer Is A Selective Ad Network For Desktop Software
InstallMonetizer is an ad network for desktop software developers, a group that co-founder and CEO Vince Mundy says he once belonged to himself."We looked really really hard to find legitimate sources...
05:17 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Backed By New Partnerships With Humana, Aetna & Verizon, Blueprint Health Debuts Its Third Class Of Healthcare Disruptors
If I've said it once, I've said it one bajillion times. If you're going to start a business accelerator, don't clone Y Combinator or TechStars, find a niche. With the glut of new accelerators today, t...
04:52 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch CryptoSeal Offers VPN As A Service For All That Secure Data You Risk When Using The Coffee House Wi-Fi
CryptoSeal, a Y-Combinator company from the summer class of 2011, has launched its VPN as a service to help companies protect all that back-end administrative information from intrusions....
04:32 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Financial Planning App SigFig Crosses $50 Billion In Assets Under Management
SigFig, the startup that tracks your financial assets and provides detailed visualizations of your investments and recommendations on how to manage them, is now officially playing in the big leagues.S...
04:32 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Financial Planning App SigFig Crosses $50 Billion In Assets Managed Through The Platform
SigFig, the startup that tracks your financial assets and provides detailed visualizations of your investments and recommendations on how to manage them, is now officially playing in the big leagues.S...
04:07 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Venrocks David Pakman And Kleiner Perkins Ted Schlein Answer Your Questions
After a break for the holidays and CES, Ask A VC is back with two all-star investors, Venrock's David Pakman and Kleiner Perkins' investment partner Ted Schlein. Remember, Ask A VC allows you to ask t...
04:03 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Preps Radically Visual Redesign Of The Mobile News Feed
Today, Facebook's mobile apps look like its website shrunk down. Soon, that could change. I've seen first-hand the employee-only iOS app build of an evolved form of Facebook's mobile news feed, which ...
03:48 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Social TV Startup Kwarter Raises $4 Million To Help Broadcasters And Brands Build Second-Screen Apps
To meet the demand for interactive experiences between the phone and TV, social TV startup Kwarter has raised $4 million from Deutsche Telekom venture arm T-Venture, as well as Kinetic Ventures, to he...
03:37 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Launches Instant Video For Nintendo Wii
If you own a Wii, you were probably a little bummed out to hear that Amazon would be serving up Instant Video to the Wii U and not to your older console. But fret no longer, as Amazon has just announc...
03:32 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches Next App Star Competition For Windows Phone Developers
You know a mobile app store is still young and needs more content when the company behind it still writes its own blog posts when interesting new apps appear in it. With 150,000 apps, the Windows Phon...
02:54 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch The Aaron Swartz Hacking Case Has Been Dismissed By The US District Court
The US District Court in Massachusetts has dismissed the case against Aaron Swartz. Swartz committed suicide on January 11 after an investigation into his involvement in the theft of digital documents...
02:26 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Finally, There Is A Conference To Talk About Information Overload To Add To Your Already Overloaded Schedule
As someone who just wants to run away to the desert with a tent and a paperback book and live on a mesa somewhere, solving the problem of information overload is near to my heart. If you're like me, t...
02:22 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch BOKU Co-Founder Ron Hirson Departs To Take On EIR Roles At Khosla Ventures And Mayfield Fund
Ron Hirson, the co-founder and president of mobile payments company BOKU, is stepping down from his full-time position at the company. Hirson is leaving to take on entrepreneur-in-residence roles at t...
01:05 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch NRAs New First-Person Shooter For Ages 4+ Profits From Assault Weapons Upgrades
The National Rifle Association must have a media mole inside its executive team directing the organization to conjure up the most incendiary policies imaginable. Today, the NRA released a mobile first...
12:54 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Aaron Swartz, Asking For Help, 119 Days Ago
Nik Cubrilovic points out that people were significantly less enraged by Aaron’s legal troubles just a few months ago. Some people have pointed out that Swartz wasn’t able to make a direct...
12:46 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch In Real-Life Mario Kart, Im-A Gonna Win!
"I wish you could play this game in real life."Those words have been muttered by almost everyone who's ever played the game Mario Kart — and if you've played games at all in the past couple deca...
12:19 am GMT - Tue, January 15, 2013
Techcrunch Dell Stock Price Skyrockets On Report It Is In Talks To Go Private
Dell, the Texas-based technology company that helped make the desktop personal computer mainstream, is reportedly in talks to go private with the help of private equity firms, according to a report is...
11:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Chrome 25 Beta Now Supports The Web Speech API, Will Let Developers Build Voice Commands Into Their Web Apps
Google just launched the latest beta version of its Chrome browser (version 25) for the desktop and Android and this one is chock-full of new tools for developers. The most important update - and the ...
11:42 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Apparently Now Has An Official Windows 8RT App
So I'm giving the Surface RT another go. I took it down from the shelf, blew off the dust and loaded some movies on it for several trips this month. But during our CES meeting concerning the Surface P...
11:27 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Photo-Sharing Service PicPlum Loses One Co-Founder To Twitter, Development To Continue In Others Spare Time
It this the beginning of the end forPicPlum,the Y Combinator-backed photo-sharing and printing startup thatdebutedin summer 2010? Today, co-founder PaulStamatiou announced via blog post that he has jo...
11:01 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Whats Next For CNET After The Dish Debacle?
Hardware journalism – the process of writing reviews, news, and opinion about gadgets – is a dark art. Early on – very early on – you have to sell your objectivity in order to ...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Twelephone Is A Telephone That Connects To Your Twitter Feed And Your Customers
Twelephone is a new service for making calls right from your Twitter account. The service is one of the first to use the new WebRTC standard, which allows for real-time communication in the Chrome bro...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Pulse Gets More Personal, Lets Users Add Their Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr & Tumblr Feeds
Pulse, the popular news reading app for the Web and mobile, just announced that it is going beyond the standard news sources it currently features and is adding authenticated social feeds from social ...
10:22 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch After Gaining D.C.s Blessing For E-Hail, Uber Launches Its Taxi Service In The Nations Capital
Beyond its on-demand black car service, Uber is going a step further in trying to corner the transportation market by launching its e-hail taxi service in D.C. as well. The launch of UberTAXI will giv...
10:17 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix Signs Multi-Year Licensing Agreement With Turner Broadcasting And Warner Bros. Television
Netflix isn’t all about movies, as you know. The company has been adding more television to its on-demand service and today announced multi-year licensing agreements with both Turner Broadcastin...
10:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Audiobooks.com Drops Prices To Compete With Amazons Audible
Audiobooks.com, a one-year old subscription service that competes with Amazon's Audible.com, is today dropping its prices. Previously, the company had charged users $24.95 per month for unlimited acce...
09:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch TaskRabbit Nabs Ex-Googler Stacy Brown-Philpot For COO Spot
TaskRabbit, the San Francisco-based startup that runs an online marketplace for outsourcing errands and tasks, is beefing up its executive team.The company has hired Stacy Brown-Philpot, who worked fo...
09:42 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Has Facebook Lost 600,000 Users In The UK? Maybe Not
After the whole Insta-gate incident where we saw a lot of back and forth about whether Facebook-owned, popular photo sharing app Instagram's was losing users, today a report has come out that claims u...
09:38 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch GifStory, The Instagram For Animated Gifs, Looks To Compete With Cinemagram
Gifs are better than pictures and less invasive and time-consuming than movies. This is why Cinemgram exists, and why the app is blowing up of late. But there's a new kid in town looking to let mobile...
09:10 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Social Conversation Platform Branch Launches To Public, Encourages Users To Write Like You Talk With Shorter Thread Starters
Branch, a startup focused on enabling high quality public conversations on the web, is today launching to the public. The company is notably backed by the Obvious Corporation, the incubator from Twitt...
09:05 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch EC Reforms Aim To Make It Easier For Europes Telcos To Work Together, Share Assets FT
The EC is planning a series of far-reaching reforms this year to support the formation of a pan-European telecoms market, according to the FT. Neelie Kroes, a VP of the EC, said: "Were working on a ra...
08:20 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch AngelPads 62 Companies Raised $56 Million In 2012; Round Size Grew Year-Over-Year
AngelPad, the startup accelerator programfounded back in 2010by ex-GooglerThomas Korte, is today releasing new data about the progress its companies have made to date, as well as funding aggregates fo...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch PayPal Adds New Retailers For In-Store Payments Product; Tests Order-Ahead Pickup At Jamba Juice
PayPal is announcing today that three new national retailers are using its in-store payments technology. Previously, PayPal had made a commitment to sign-up a total of 20 large national retailers by t...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Zirtual Raises $2M From Mayfield, Tony Hsieh To Match Professionals With Virtual Executive Assistants
Zirtual, a marketplace that matches professionals with virtual executive assistants, has raised $2 million in Series A funding from Tony Hsieh, VegasTechFund, and Mayfield Fund. Zirtual, which current...
05:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Travelocity Takes A Page From Airbnbs Book And Launches Concierge Service
Facing stronger competition from disruptive travel startups like Airbnb and the behemoth of Priceline/Kayak/Booking.com, Sabre-owned Travelocity is looking to up its game with extras. Today the compan...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Rocket Lawyer Acquires LawPivot To Add A Quora-Like Q&A Platform To Online Legal Services Site
Online legal platform Rocket Lawyer is acquiring legal Q&A platform, LawPivot. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but we're told that the acquisition was an all stock-deal....
04:16 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Report: Flagship Apple, HTC, Samsung Phones Gobbling More Mobile Data Than Tablets
Smartphones including the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy SIII and HTC Sensation XL are consistently consuming more mobile data than tablets, according to a new report by mobile data analytics company Arieso...
04:16 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Report Finds Flagship Apple, HTC, Samsung Phones Gobbling More Mobile Data Than Tablets
Smartphones including the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy SIII and HTC Sensation XL are consistently consuming more mobile data than tablets, according to a new report by mobile data analytics company Arieso...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Janrain Raises $33M From Salesforce, And Others For Social Log-In Management Platform
Janrain, a company that develops a social log-in management platform for developers, has raised $33 million in funding led by Millennium Technology Value Partners with Split Rock Partners, Epic Ventur...
03:50 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Shpock Sees 120K Downloads, 60K Items Listed As Competitors Start Their Photocopiers
Shpock, the local classified mobile app (or flee market in your pocket) is reporting some decent progress today. Three and a half months after launch, the iOS and Android app has seen 120,000 download...
02:44 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Multiscreen Ownership Is A Myth, Says Gartner, As Worldwide Q4 PC Shipments Drop 5% To 90.3M Units, With HP Edging Out Lenovo At The Top
If the huge profusion of mobile handsets, phablets and tablets on display at CES weren't enough of an indicator, we now have some numbers from Gartner that spell out how the PC industry continues to d...
02:44 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Multiscreen Ownership Is A Myth, Says Gartner, As Worldwide Q4 PC Shipments Drop 5% To 90.3M Units, HP Edges Out Lenovo For No.1
If the huge profusion of mobile handsets, phablets and tablets on display at CES weren't enough of an indicator, we now have some numbers from Gartner that spell out how the PC industry continues to d...
02:44 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Multiscreen Ownership Not Happened, Says Gartner. Q4 PC Shipments Down 5% To 90.3M Units, HP Edges Out Lenovo, Windows 8 Fizzles
If the huge profusion of mobile handsets, phablets and tablets on display at CES weren't enough of an indicator, we now have some numbers from Gartner that spell out how the PC industry continues to d...
02:44 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Gartner Says Q4 PC Shipments Down 5% To 90.3M Units, HP Edges Out Lenovo, And Windows 8 Fizzles As Multiscreen Theory Fails To Materialize
If the huge profusion of mobile handsets, phablets and tablets on display at CES weren't enough of an indicator, we now have some numbers from Gartner that spell out how the PC industry continues to d...
02:11 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter-Owned TweetDeck At Risk Of Being Struck Off U.K. Business Register For Failing To File Accounts Again
Back in December Twitter and its subsidiary TweetDeck were fined for late accounts filing by the U.K. registrar of companies, Companies House. Since then Twitter has filed its accounts but TweetDeck h...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Chartburst Wants Your Vote To Help Connect Unsigned Bands To Record Label Scouts
It's never been easier for a musician or band to record a track, while the Internet offers virtually no barriers to distribution. But, arguably, with supply outstripping demand, it's also becoming har...
01:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Baidus Mobile Browser Steps Out Of Asia And Into Africa With Exclusive France Telecom Deal
A big step forward for China's search giant Baidu as it looks to raise its international profile and credibility in mobile: the company has inked an exclusive deal with mobile carrier France Telecom/O...
12:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Chamath Palihapitiya On Growth Hacking And How To Create A Sustainable User Acquisition Engine
Last fall, Udemy co-founder Gagan Biyani and Wildfire's Erin Turner held the first Growth Hackers Conference, in which executives, entrepreneurs and investors from LinkedIn, Spark Capital, Bump, Airbn...
12:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Samsungs Galaxy S Smartphone Series Pass 100M Channel Sales, Driven By Flagship Galaxy S3
Samsung just announced another smartphone sales milestone: its Galaxy S series has passed channel sales (or sales to retailers, not end users) of more than 100 million units since launching in May 201...
12:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Samsungs Galaxy S Smartphone Series Passes 100M Channel Sales, Driven By Flagship Galaxy S3
Samsung just announced another smartphone sales milestone: its Galaxy S series has passed channel sales (or sales to retailers, not end users) of more than 100 million units since launching in May 201...
11:03 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Anonymous Appears To Have Hacked MIT Website, Leaves Swartz Tribute
Hacktivist organization, Anonymous, appears to have hacked MIT's website and left a tribute page to the late Internet activist, Aaron Swartz."We tender apologies to the administrators at MIT for this ...
10:06 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Tongal Raises $15M For Platform That Lets Anyone Compete To Make Branded Video Campaigns
Tongal has raised $15 million for its video content and social platform, which rewards people for making video advertisements for consumer brands. With the investment, which was led byInsight Venture ...
09:03 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Cuts Orders For iPhone 5 Components, Reports WSJ
Apple has cut orders for iPhone 5 components due to weaker-than-expected demand, reports the Wall Street Journal. The article said that "Apple's orders for iPhone 5 screens for the January-March quart...
08:33 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch
GetGlue today announced that it is not merging with Viggle, though the social TV app maker said in a statement on its blog that "the two companies remain friendly and think highly of each other."...
08:33 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch GetGlue-Viggle Merger Called Off
GetGlue today announced that it is not merging with Viggle, though the social TV app maker said in a statement on its blog that "the two companies remain friendly and think highly of each other."...
08:16 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch PDF Tribute to Aaron Swartz Attracts Roughly 1,500 Links To Copyright-Protected Research
An online tribute to Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old activist who helped create RSS and committed suicide this past week, has attracted more than 1,500 links to research and academic papers. The site wi...
08:02 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Participating In Hackathons Is the Best Way To Become Pitch Perfect For VCs
The proliferation of organized “hackathons” has been a big story over the past few years. Quite a few developers that I’m friends with see them as a way to keep themselves sharp on t...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Pentametron Is A Twitter Poet That Gives Bots Some Literary Cred
If youre reading this post, chances are that you use Twitter as a place to chat about, link to, search, debate and debunk the big and little things going on in tech.But as you know (and as Twitter lik...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Shenzen New Degrees Touch Panel Tech Doesnt Mind The Rain And Still Delivers Killer Input Detection [Video]
Shenzen New Degree Technology was one of the companies showing its stuff in the Eureka Park portion of CES 2013, and this China-based hardware startup had some impressive tech to show off related to t...
06:07 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch MIT.edu, DOJ.gov, W3.gov All Currently Down Following Investigation Into Swartz Tragedy
Following calls for an investigation into the prosecution and recent suicide of internet activist, Aaron Swartz, MIT's website is currently down. MIT's President L. Rafael Reif today called for an inv...
06:07 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch MIT.edu Currently Down Following Investigation Into Swartz Tragedy
Following calls for an investigation into the prosecution and recent suicide of internet activist, Aaron Swartz, MIT's website is currently down. MIT's President L. Rafael Reif today called for an inv...
06:04 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Never Lose Your Keys Again Thanks To StickNFinds Bluetooth Stickers
Here's a novel way to keep track of your wallet, your cat, or, yes, your keys.Jimmy Buchheim stopped by the the TechCrunch booth at the Consumer Electronics Show to demo StickNFind, a bluetooth sticke...
05:36 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch The Best And Worst Of CES 2013
CES has come and gone, but the memory of this year's show will live on forever. Not necessarily because the 15-20 TechCrunch staffers who attended will remember it — chances are the night-time d...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Cars Are The Next Playground For App Developers
This year's CES may have been about startups more than ever before, but over the last few years, the car industry has also increased its presence at the show. In previous years, we heard a lot about t...
04:38 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch MITs President Orders Internal Investigation Into Its Handling Of Aaron Swartzs Case
After the news about Interent activist Aaron Schwartz's suicide on Friday started to spread across the Internet, many - including Schwartz's family - at least partly blamed the way MIT handled his cas...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch The Upcycling Filabot Turns Regular Plastic Scrap Into 3D Printer Filament
A fascinating project is making the rounds this weekend that could change the way we think of 3D printers. The Filabot is a robot that can turn scrap plastic into 3D printer filament, thereby allowing...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch The Playsurface Brings A Lot More To The Touchscreen Table Than Just Touch [Video]
The Playsurface, a spin-off project from Templeman Automation that aims to provide a low-cost alternative to interactive touch table devices like Microsoft's PixelSense (formerly known as the surface)...
02:50 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Messenger For iPad, One More Thing Facebook Could Be Unveiling On Tuesday
Take a look at that "reach friends wherever they are now" image to the left. What's missing between the iPhone and the laptop? Ding ding ding! You're right! A tablet.Okay, I'm sure it was obvious. In ...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Phablets Are The New Normal
As trends go, its been hard to miss this one: Smartphones are getting bigger. Much bigger. But unlike many a flash-in-the-pan craze, the so-called phablet (phone-cum-tablet) phenomenon is, I would arg...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Those Pesky Cheap iPhone Rumors, Facebooks Mystery Announcement, Startups Win CES
Contrary to the oft-repeated marketing slogan, sometimes, what happens in Vegas is videotaped for posterity and posted to the Internet for all to see. I'm talking of course about this latest edition o...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Marc Benioff Has Swagger But What About That Salesforce.com Balance Sheet?
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff is a charismatic guy for someone who leads a company that serves the stodgy world of the enterprise. He's so well-recognized that he was put on stage this past week in ...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, January 14, 2013
Techcrunch Marc Benioff Has Swagger But What About That Salesforce.com Income Statement?
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff is a charismatic guy for someone who leads a company that serves the stodgy world of the enterprise. He's so well-recognized that he was put on stage this past week in ...
11:42 pm GMT - Sun, January 13, 2013
Techcrunch Hands-On: Tactus Technology Gives Flat Touchscreens The Middle Finger With Pop-Up Buttons
This actually works. I touched it. I played with it. And I fantasized about a bubble wrap app. Tactus Technology stopped by our CES booth for a short demo of its crazy touch screen technology. Using m...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 13, 2013
Techcrunch Iterations: Lessons We Can Draw From Cherry
Every week, it seems, a new marketplace or services business is born. Some of the hottest companies of 2012 -- after photo-sharing apps, of course -- were online and/or mobile marketplace- or services...
10:21 pm GMT - Sun, January 13, 2013
Techcrunch What Facebook Should Be Building
Facebook has a big launch event on Tuesday. Here's nine things I think it may be working on, or at least should be. We've heard tips that some of these are already in development and may be released s...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 13, 2013
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: Pedal Pushers Wheel And Deal
Editors note:Ross Rubinis principal analyst atReticle Researchand blogs atTechspressive.Bikes and tech go back a long way. During his first stint at Apple, Steve Jobs would talk about how, when one co...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, January 13, 2013
Techcrunch Prevent Analysis Paralysis By Avoiding Pointless AB Tests
Editor's note: Robert J. Moore is the co-founder of RJMetrics, which develops software that helps online businesses make smarter decisions using their own data.AtRJMetrics, we believe in data-driven d...
03:30 am GMT - Sun, January 13, 2013
Techcrunch Hiring Great Engineers: Kleiner Perkins Mike Abbott Explains How
Editors note:DerekAndersenis the founder ofStartup Grind, a 35-city event series hosted in 15-countries that educates, inspires, and connects entrepreneurs.He also founded Commonred (acquired by Incom...
03:01 am GMT - Sun, January 13, 2013
Techcrunch The Boy Who Cried Facebook Phone
In The Lord of the Rings, when Saurons forces capture Gollum, they torture him in Mordor but are only able to get two things out of him: Shire and Baggins. Over the past few days, weve had similar fru...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, January 13, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: The Fun Boson Does Not Exist
Perhaps the biggest roadblock facing the development of generation-two social games is the addiction to metrics. Social game makers still believe that fun is about finding the right behaviours, the ri...
02:22 am GMT - Sun, January 13, 2013
Techcrunch One Million Raspberry Pi Boards Have Been Sold Since Launch
With all the hoopla around CES, we sadly missed this amazing milestone for one of the greatest little projects I've seen in a long time, Raspberry Pi. An estimated one million of these tiny computers ...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, January 13, 2013
Techcrunch In Defense Of The HAPIfork
Theres been no shortage of jokes lobbed at the HAPIfork, as youve seen from the Colbert video above. The overwhelming consensus seems to be that the technology in the fork is solving a first-world pro...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, January 13, 2013
Techcrunch Defining The M&A Nibble And What To Do When You Get One
Editor's note:Jason M. Lemkin served as CEO and co-founder of EchoSign, the webs most popular e-signature service, from inception through its acquisition by Adobe Systems Inc. in 2011.If you are in a ...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, January 13, 2013
Techcrunch Forget Calories, New Gadgets Redefine How To Lose Weight And Be Athletic
A treasure trove of new health devices unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show promise to make us healthier by more accurately measuring what makes people thin and athletic. Calorie counting, for in...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Hello Goodbye
The Gillmor Gang John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor go beyond the usual scenarios in examining the symbiotic relationships between Apple's more proprietary model and Androi...
10:15 pm GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Digital Activist Aaron Swartz Dead At 26
Digital activist and early employee at Reddit, Aaron Swartz, committed suicide in New York on January 11. He was 26....
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch 10 Reasons Why 2013 Will Be The Year You Quit Your Job
Editors note:James Altucheris an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur.You can't make money without selling something real. You can't make something real without first imagination manifesting...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Nadia Heninger Is Watching You
It's been a bad week for online security. An "extremely critical" Ruby on Rails security hole; a Yahoo! Mail XSS exploit; and yet another Java 0-day vulnerability. I know, I know, security is hard: st...
04:04 pm GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Carvoyant Is Ready To Put Your Car In The Cloud
Carvoyant, a startup that's been busy developing a platform that will tell you exactly what's going on with your vehicle's general health (and what that blasted "check engine" light means), is today r...
12:50 pm GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Parku Looks To Make Parking Spot Rentals Mobile-Friendly In Europe
Now that Airbnb and Uber have dramatically changed the markets for providing rides and temporary space, it’s natural that we’re seeing variants of their models being applied in other space...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Open Government Initiatives Helped New Yorkers Stay Connected During Hurricane Sandy
Editor's note:Rachel Haot is the first Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York, where she leads NYC Digital and is focused on the citys digital media strategy.From hackathons to social media, o...
09:47 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Pairasight Is An Embeddable, Open Source 3D Camera
This morning we sat down with the creators of Pairasight, a unique system for adding stereo vision to almost anything including glasses. While the company is still nascent, they do have a very compell...
08:52 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch iRig HD Surfaces At CES
I spent a lot of time at CES 2013 searching for new audio goodness and one of the cool things I found was IK Multimedias latest product called the iRig HD. Not "officially" announced yet and missing a...
08:16 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch PayPal Apologizes For Freezing Science Fiction Writer Jay Lakes Cancer Fundraiser, Promises Greater Transparency
Earlier this afternoon, I started seeing a bunch of tweets from science fiction writers and fans about what looked a big screw up at PayPal. Author Jay Lake has been fighting cancer since 2008, and to...
07:56 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch The Weekly Good: Groupon Isnt Just About Selling, Its About Doing
When you think of Groupon, you immediately think of instant deals for restaurants and nail salons. That's not all the company is about though, it's about connecting people to businesses and helping yo...
07:42 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch White House Responds To Death Star Petition: Obama Does Not Support Blowing Up Planets
I love the Internet so much. America's netizens have demanded that President Obama consider building the legendary Star Wars Death Star and the White House has responded. Not surprising, they have tho...
07:27 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Pontiflex Raises $7.7M For Its Mobile Signup Ads
Mobile ad company Pontiflex has raised $7.7 million in new funding. The news was revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission and confirmed byGeoff Grauer, Pontiflex's CIO, COO, an...
06:41 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Now App Scans Instagram To Find You Something Fun To Do Nearby
You're bored at home asking "What should I do?" Meanwhile people nearby are shooting Instagrams of the fun events they're at. Now is a free iOS app that uses Instagram's API to sort through photos in ...
06:17 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Angry Birds-Maker Rovio Crossed 263M Monthly Active Users Last Month
Rovio, the Finnish makers of Angry Birds, said they crossed 263 million monthly active users in December, with 30 million downloads in Christmas week alone and 8 million downloads on Christmas Day. Th...
06:15 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch In A Sea Of iPad Cases, Lazy-Hands Stands Out With Little More Than Velcro, Cloth, and Ingenuity
Lazy-Hands is the epitome of one of those self-made, little-guy CES gems that we love so much. Armed with little more than velcro, a humble booth, and a dash of ingenuity, they managed to catch our ey...
06:02 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Almond+ Expands The Routers Domain, Adds Zigbee And Z-Wave Smart Home Control
The Almond, a router with a small touch screen that achieved significant success on Amazon thanks to a decent price point and excellent reviews, has a successor from parent company Securifi hitting Ki...
05:30 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch CES Is The Wild Wild West, Which Explains This Massive 1600lb Mechanical Spider
CES covers over 1.9 million sq feet of the Las Vegas desert, and walking up and down the various lanes of gadget goodness can be hard on the old dogs. Luckily, we discovered this massive mechanical sp...
05:13 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Groupon Acquires Realtime Location-Aware Service Glassmap To Help You Find Deals
Y Combinator companyGlassmap, a location-aware app that was big back in the day (last year), has just announced that is has been acquired by Groupon. This makes total sense, because Groupon needs to k...
05:01 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Polaris Ventures Closing Dogpatch Labs Locations In New York And Palo Alto, Says No Change In Investment Strategy
Polaris Venture Partners plans to close two of its Dogpatch Labs incubator spaces specifically the ones in Palo Alto and New York while refining the approach in its two remaining locations.The news...
05:01 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Polaris Closing Dogpatch Labs Locations In New York And Palo Alto, Says No Change In Investment Strategy
Polaris Venture Partners plans to close two of its Dogpatch Labs incubator spaces specifically the ones in Palo Alto and New York while refining the approach in its two remaining locations.The news...
04:54 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Swivl Introduces Their Updated Camera With DSLR, Tablet Support
The Swivl is an odd duck. When you first look at it you wonder what it's for. But anyone who has given a speech or performed onstage will immediately appreciate this clever little device. The Swivl es...
04:13 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Just Give The Dish DVR Its Nomination Back, CNET
Here we go again. There is a CONFLICT OF INTEREST in the tech news media. Well I just can't believe how this could happen in an industry that pays bloggers to review products from companies that then ...
03:50 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch It Looks Like SV Angel Just Raised Another $30 Million
According to an SEC filing, Silicon Valley investor SV Angel has raised a new round of funding for a fund titled, SV Angel-III Growth P. As we reported in August, SV Angel filed another document with ...
03:34 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Sony May Kiss Low-End Smartphones Goodbye To Better Compete With Samsung And Apple
Sony Mobile's top-tier Xperia Z may have been one of CES's most pleasant non-surprises (seriously, is there anyone Sony didn't brief about that thing?), and it turns out that the company's future effo...
03:13 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Streamweaver Nabs $1.3M From Former Facebook Chief & Others To Bring The Split-Screen Experience To Mobile Video
As Peter Csathy wrote recently, mobile video does indeed present a huge market opportunity, but it's one that few (if any) startups have gotten right, and it's a much harder nut to crack than many see...
02:46 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Fleksy Eyes-Free Mobile Keyboard Comes To Android At CES 2013 [Video]
Fleksy, the new mobile keyboard that debuted on iOS back in August, was showing its stuff at CES this year. The trick of automatically predicting what you're typing without requiring much more than yo...
02:13 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 01.11.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific....
02:07 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Destroy All The iThings
Big guys like Samsung, Sony and LG use the Consumer Electronics Show to simply show off to one another, whereas the little guys (including case makers) are actually trying to conduct business — ...
01:24 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Hands-On (Or Actually, Heads-On) With Muse, The Headband That Reads Your Brain Waves
You may or may not have noticed, so I'll provide a quick fashion world dispatch: Headbands have been gracing the foreheads of many a stylish person over the past few years. If a Toronto-based startup ...
12:58 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Imgur, Reddits Favorite Photo Hosting Site, Now Serves Up Over 3.6B Pageviews To 56M Visitors Per Month
There aren't very many bootstrapped startups that can claim the kind of stats that the popular image sharing service Imgur, which won the Best Bootstrapped Crunchies award last year, can claim: last m...
12:25 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Why CES Matters (For Now)
It's easy to hate CES. It's a vapid, broken wunderkammer filled with booze, waste, and gadgets no one will buy for months if not years if ever at all. The show floor is a crass place where marketers t...
12:19 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Want To Beat The Crap Out Of Your iPhone? This Guys Got You Covered
At Eureka Park at CES in the Venetian, we saw a ton of cool startups. But some of them really stood out. Like this guy. He was very excited about giving us a demo of his company's technology for letti...
12:17 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch $100 Zuck Message Is An AB Test Of Different Messaging Price Points, Not A Sign Of Facebook Desperation
Would you pay to get Mark Zuckerberg to read your email? If so, how much? That’s what Facebook wants to find out, apparently. Some Facebook users are able to send the CEO an email that reaches h...
12:12 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Sensory Acumens Game Skunk Is Part Video Game Enhancer, Part Therapy Tool
Eureka Park played home to a whole host of interesting companies and projects (some of which were arguably more interesting than the stuff you'd find on the actual CES show floor) and our first stop w...
12:12 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch Phone Halo Teams Up With Audiovox To Keep Track Of Your Stuff (So You Dont Have To)
Lots of companies here this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas have built products that are centered on dramatic, splashy, or new ideas. Phone Halo is not one of them. Instead, Phone H...
12:09 am GMT - Sat, January 12, 2013
Techcrunch BodyMedias Jewelry Upgrade Makes Data-Driven Weight Loss Super-Chic
Being geeky is awesome; number-obsessed performance geeks should be able to wear their devices loud and proud. Last year saw an explosion of calorie-tracking wearable devices, but none of these plasti...
11:19 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Russian Giant Yandex Has Secretly Built A Killer Facebook Search Engine App Codenamed Wonder
Yandex, the Google of Russia, has built a voice-activated, visual search engine for Facebook. Codenamed "Wonder," the mobile app lets people ask what businesses friends have visited and what content t...
11:08 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Philips uWand Motion Controller Makes Another CES Appearance, Plays Fruit Ninja [Video]
The Philips uWand is no stranger to CES. It's been at the show in the past, and as a prototype it has been around for even longer, but this time around it got an updated look and feel, along with refi...
10:47 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Applicasa Raises $1 Million To Help Mobile Game Developers Manage Virtual Stores, Target Players With Promotions Or Ads
Applicasa, a Tel Aviv-based company which got its start as a mobile backend service provider competing with Parse, Kinvey, StackMob and others before shifting into mobile gamemanagement, has raised a ...
10:43 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Zavers By Google Digital Coupon Solution For Retailers And Manufacturers
In late 2011, Google acquired Zave Networks, a company that specialized in digitizind coupons and loyalty rewards programs and today, it is launching its first product based on this acquisition: Zaver...
10:18 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch TC Cribs: SmartThings Gambles On The Connected Home In Vegas
SmartThings doesn't just come to Vegas and set up a boring old booth. These guys rented out a palatial villa just outside of downtown, both for the practical purposes of giving themselves a place to c...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Skullcandys $100 Crusher Headphones Promise To Rattle Your Head, Actually Do
With their new Crusher headphones, Skullcandy promises something that many a headphone company has promised to do before: to physically rattle your head as a subwoofer might. Unlike the past attempts ...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Cartoonist Turns Tweets Into Micro-Comics: A Four-Panel Picture Is Worth 140 Characters
If you're looking for evidence that brevity really is the soul of wit, Twitter is the place to go to find it. Indeed, there is so much wit fluttering around the site that its now possible to enjoy Twi...
08:55 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch U.S. Bank Rolls Out An NFC-Based Mobile Payments Service Called Go Mobile
NFC-based mobile payments are getting another boost in the States: U.S. Bank, one of America's largest, has announced that it will begin to trial a new mobile payments service called "U.S. Bank Go Mob...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch BMW Wants To Make Your Next Car A Truly Mobile 4G LTE Hotspot
BMW has rolled out a new feature that will let riders stay connected, by adding 4G LTE WiFi connectivity to its cars. BMW owners will be able to buy an optional hotspot that connects with the car and ...
07:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Mac OS Spotted Running On A Jailbroken Microsoft Surface RT
Well that didn't take long. Here'sMac OS running (well, it's emulated) on a Microsoft Surface. Blasphemy? Awesome? Hard to say.Now that a jailbreak tool for Microsoft's Windows Surface RT is out in th...
07:43 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch NewsWhip Launches iOS Flipboard-Style News App Which Scans Facebook And Twitter
NewsWhip, a service that surfaces the latest news based on social signals from Facebook and Twitter, has released an iPhone and iPad app that puts it up against the likes of Flipboard and other social...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Groupon Widens Its Mobile Payments Net, Adds Groupon Payments To Its Android App To Rival Square
Groupon CEO Andrew Mason last year set his company a goal of adding more value and diversity to its bread and butter business in daily deals, and today it took one more step in that direction: Groupon...
07:23 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Connected Bike Looks To Up Your Cycling Game With Automatic Gear-Shifting
When peak performance is your goal, every second counts. I guess milliseconds count too. Product development consultancy Cambridge Consultants had this in mind when they developed their new automatic ...
07:15 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Hires New Corporate Controller Luca Maestri Away From Xerox
Xerox announced today that Luca Maestri, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is leaving the company as of February 28, in order to take the position of corporate controller at Apple....
06:15 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Vodafone BlackBerry Users In Europe, Middle East And Africa Hit By Email Outage; Service Being Restored Now Says Vodafone
BlackBerry users on the Vodafone network in Europe, the Middle East and Africa have not been receiving emails today as RIM's network suffers another outage. Early this morning Reuters reported that em...
06:15 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Updated: Vodafone BlackBerry Users In Europe, Middle East And Africa Hit By Email Outage Caused By Vodafone Router Error
BlackBerry users on the Vodafone network in Europe, the Middle East and Africa have not been receiving emails today as RIM's network suffers another outage. Early this morning Reuters reported that em...
05:43 pm GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch YouTubes Three-Plus Year Copyright Battle With German Music Rights Agency Rumbles On, As GEMA Breaks Off Negotiations
A copyright dispute that has blocked German YouTube users' access to certain music videos continues to rumble on with little sign of a resolution -- despite being ongoing for more than three years alr...
11:43 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Hands-On With The Lockitron, The Easiest Way To Control Your Houses Locks With A Smartphone
Lockitron's Cameron Robertson stopped by our CES booth for a little demo. It doesn't take much to demo the Lockitron. It's a little wireless device that slips onto a deadbolt and can be controlled by ...
11:35 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Bad Dog Tools Demos Drill Bits That Cut Through Basically Everything There Is [Video]
The CES show floor was packed with tons of companies that you’ve probably head plenty about this week, like Panasonic, Sony, LG, etc. But the hidden gems and oddballs among the consumer electron...
11:12 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Sphero And Augmented Reality: Made For Each Other
Sphero had a big 2012, but it's clear that 2013 will be even bigger for the company. This week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the makers of a phone-friendly robotic ball launched a han...
11:12 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Sphero And Augmented Reality Are Made For Each Other
Sphero had a big 2012, but it's clear that 2013 will be even bigger for the company. This week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the makers of a phone-friendly robotic ball launched a han...
10:58 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Refinery29 Raises $3.5 Million Through A Private Offering, According To SEC Filing
According to a recent SEC filing, fashion news and e-commerce site Refinery29 has raised $3.5 million in a private offering from a total of seven undisclosed investors.The Web site, which focuses on t...
10:40 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch With 15K Businesses On Board, BetterCloud Lands $5M To Help Accelerate The Adoption Of Google Apps In The Enterprise
For years, Microsoft has been the king of the world's offices, as its own Office productivity suite dominating the market. If you've worked in an office in the last 20 years -- preferably at one with ...
10:21 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Google+ Hangouts On Air Now Have A Full-Screen Option For Your Broadcast
When you’re using Google+ Hangouts to broadcast say, a live concert, there hasn’t been a way to make it full-screen for your wonderful viewers. Basically, it would show a big window w...
10:14 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Not Focused On Developing Cheaper iPhone, Says Marketing SVP Phil Schiller
Earlier this week, reports that a cheaper iPhone is in the works caused plenty of buzz as observers speculated about how such a device could help Apple target emerging markets, including China. But an...
10:14 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch UPDATED: Apple Not Focused On Developing Cheaper iPhone, Says Marketing SVP Phil Schiller
UPDATE: Reuters has withdrawn its original report about Phil Schiller's interview with the Shanghai Evening News based on "substantial changes" to original story, though its not clear what those chang...
10:00 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Talking To Your TV, Your Car, Maybe Your Fridge? Maluuba Is Connecting Users To Their Favorite Devices By Voice
You might remember Maluuba from TechCrunch Disrupt, where the company launched its Personal Assistant app for Android last year, combining voice recognition and natural language processing with search...
09:33 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Says It Will Not Release Its Windows RT Tablet In The U.S.
Samsung's Windows RT tablet, the Ativ Tab, will not be sold in the U.S. Mike Abary, head of Samsung's PC and tablet business in the U.S., told CNET at CES that it will not release the device in the U....
09:25 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch ScottEVest Shows Off Their Latest Pocket-Ful Travel Jacket
As geeks, it's hard for us to carry all of our geek accoutrements to our various geek events. That's why I, for one, love ScottEVest: they're durable, fun, and pocket-ful pieces of clothing for the ne...
08:54 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Fined By Taiwans Fair Trade Commission For Misleading Advertising
Samsung has disclosed that Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) fined it NT$300,000 (or about US$10,389) for an advertisement that featured "misleading" information about the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos GT-...
08:30 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Want: LGs Pocket Photo, A Tiny, NFC-Friendly Photo Printer
LG and CES are made for each other. The company may not make the best smartphones (with the exception of Google's Nexus 4), or get the most attention all year round, but when they whip out the big scr...
08:25 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Withings Shows Off Its New Smart Scale And Smart Activity Tracker At CES [Video]
Withings was one of a pretty busy section of the CES 2013 show floor demoing health, fitness and lifestyle monitoring apps, and it had a couple of new things to add to its line of Wi-Fi scales and mon...
08:11 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch The YotaPhone Has An E-Ink Display On The Back And Thats Simply Awesome
Okay, hear me out. The duel-sided YotaPhone is not a gimmick. It makes sense. On the back of the YotaPhone is an e-ink display that can mirror anything displayed on the main screen. And because e-ink ...
07:35 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Tim Cook Meets With China Mobile, Says China Will Soon Become Apples Most Important Market
Tim Cook would like to get Apple on a faster boat to China. On his current visit to the country, it looks like the Apple CEO has focused on smoothing the rollout and distribution of Apple products the...
07:22 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch An Interview With Eric Migicovsky, A Product Designer Who Had To Ramp Up From $0 To $10 Million In Funding In A Month
The Pebble Smart watch is one of the best-known Kickstarter projects. A compact e-ink device designed to work with almost any smartphone, the Pebble grabbed attention when it hit $10 million and sold ...
07:22 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Oculus Shows Off Its Virtual Reality Goggles For Genuinely Immersive Gaming
As someone who devours way too much science fiction, I've always secretly believed that I'll be wearing giant VR goggles at some point in the future. (I'm patiently waiting for my jetpack, too.) Now i...
07:00 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Lemmy From Motorhead Answers Questions About New Motorheadphones
I can tell you that the very, very last place I expected to see Lemmy Kilmister, from the band Motorhead, was at CES 2013. However, the metal pioneer emerged from the chaos with his new line of headph...
06:43 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook + Kayak: Flights With Friends Launches To Take The Pain Out Of Group Travel Planning
Over the last few years, the travel industry has begun to undergo significant change, as startups and incumbents have fought to bring the disparate parts of a highly regulated industry online. Much of...
05:57 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch The Sky Is The Limit For Aereo, Assuming The Sky Remains Filled With Free TV Signals
Aereo is quite possibly the most disruptive company to come out of New York since Kickstarter. The startup, founded by serial founder Chet Kanojia, brings live and recorded TV content direct to your I...
05:41 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Rewards Startup Gimmie Pivots Focus to Asia, Takes Funding From Singaporean Government
Gimmie, a startup that began with rewards for mobile gamers, has just shifted its focus to Asian markets by relocating to Singapore and taking funding from a government agency there. The company said ...
05:23 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Founder James Park Reports That Fitbit Users Average About 6,000 Steps A Day, Introduces Us To The Flex
The Fitbit pedometer is a fun way to track your daily perambulations. They've launched a number of products over the past year including the One and the Aria scale. ...
05:22 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Unwired Planet Has Bought 2,400+ Wireless Patents From Ericsson To Beef Up In Patent Fights Against Google, Apple And RIM
The patent rat-race continues apace. Today Unwired Planet announced that it has purchased a portfolio of over 2,400 patents from the troubled Swedish mobile vendor Ericsson. The deal includes IP relat...
05:09 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox Experiencing Syncing, Folders, Links And App Integrations Issues, But Your Files Are Safe
If you’re an avid Dropbox user, then you have probably figured out that the site and service aren’t working properly right now. As in, not at all, but it’s not completely “down...
05:08 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch The Razer Edge Gaming Tablet Is The Only Windows 8 Tablet You Should Buy
Meet the best product at CES 2013: Razer Edge.Simply put, the Razer Edge is a pure gaming tablet. But it's not that simple. With the right accessories, the Edge transforms from a tablet, to a gaming m...
05:02 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch HealthSpot, A Hospital-In-A-Box, Beams In Doctors To Relieve Emergency Room Overcrowding
The Affordable Care Act will flood the resource-strapped national emergency room system with 30 million more insured citizens, increasing already-long wait times to see a doctor. A new hospital-in-a-b...
04:35 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Chrome For Android Gets A Beta Channel For Early Adopters And Testers
Google just announced that it has launched a beta channel for its Chrome for Android browser. This means you can get early access to new features, of course, but the beta versions will obviously not b...
03:44 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch You Have The Power To Choose Who Wins At The Crunchies, Vote Now And Buy Your Tickets
The Crunchies are getting closer, we know who the finalists are, we know that John Oliver is hosting and we know that GZA is a special guest. However, the most important thing about the Crunchies, oth...
03:34 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Former Google Wallet Team Members Ready Their New Startup, Index, For Launch
Almost a year ago, an exodus on the Google Wallet team sent former members running away to companies like Square and other stealth projects. We wrote about one such stealth startup called Tappmo, co-c...
03:16 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch IndieGogo Founder Slava Rubin Says Crowdfunding Takes Down The Gatekeepers
Slava Rubin knows a thing or two about crowdfunding. Founded in 2008, his company, IndieGogo is a major funding powerhouse, bringing together such disparate projects like the Misfit Shine and The Oatm...
02:52 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Whats Next From Parrot, The Company Behind The Flying Smartphone AR Drone 2.0
The Parrot AR Drone has captured the attention of many a gadget geek over the past couple of years for pretty obvious reasons: The thing is just cool, and really fun to play with. As Parrot's CEO Henr...
02:35 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Happiness Is This Gif Of Paul Graham Making It Rain
Here is a delightful gif of YCombinator's Paul Grahamthrowing what looks like $50 up in the air, "making it rain" as the kids would say.For those of you unfamiliar with the term, or Lil Wayne, here is...
02:12 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Soundtracking Remixes iOS App To Match Its Musical Photo Twitter Cards That Boosted Referrals 30%
With nearly three million downloads and 300,000 active users, Soundtracking lets you share what you're listening to. But when it added a Twitter Card integration to turn tweets into musical photos, re...
02:10 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Be Part Of The Coolest Awards Show In The Start-Ups Ecosystem By Sponsoring The Crunchies
Every year TechCrunch and our partners get together to celebrate innovation at the Crunchies. This year it's in San Francisco on January 31, 2013. The event is a star-studded bacchanal featuring (occa...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Watch TechCrunch Gadgets Live Right Now: Pebble Watch, Sphero And Tons Of Live Giveways
It’s day three at CES 2013. It’s a bit cold out. But here we are, for the third episode of TechCrunch Gadgets Live. We’ll be chatting with Pebble Watch. Did you hear it’s going...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch ZURB Acquires Design Community Forrst From Colourlovers
Product design company ZURB just announced that it has acquired Forrst, the 500startups alumni Colourlovers acquired for an undisclosed amount in March 2012. Forrst aims to be a design community for ...
01:54 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Lytro Reveals Its Software Side At CES [Video]
If you haven't yet experienced the world of light field photography, it's time to step into the Lytro. (See what I did there?) The Lytro camera is a brand new form of photographic technology that prod...
01:45 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch What To Expect From Congress In 2013 On Immigration, Privacy, And Patent Trolls
Beyond their own pet projects, members of Congress often know little more than the public about what the legislature will actually accomplish in a given year. The International Consumer Electronics Sh...
01:37 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Host Analytics Raises $17M For SaaS Designed For The Finance Pro Who Wants To Move Beyond Excel
Host Analytics has raised $17 million in a Series D round to expand its enterprise performance management technology. All of the existing investors participated in the round, including Advanced Techno...
01:09 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Artiphon Instrument 1 Is An Ultra-Swanky Multi-Instrumental Music Gizmo
This CES has been a surprisingly musical. Aside from the usual headphones and speakers, we've already seen a number of electronic musical instruments including the Artiphon Instrument 1, a well-made e...
01:05 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Lapka Wants You To Measure Your World, Not Just Quantify Yourself
CES is an event filled with plastic, metal, and germs, so one tends to take notice when a booth is festooned with wood and apples. Such with was the case when we stumbled upon Russian hardware startup...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch In The Studio, Kaggles Anthony Goldbloom Is Building A New Kind Of Marketplace
"In the Studio" this week welcomes a former economist who worked for his country's treasury department and reserve bank, a former intern with The Economist Group, and by way of his very unique company...
12:45 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch H.265 Is Coming, And Bringing With It Truly High-Def Video That Wont Kill The Network
One thing Rovi Product Management Director Charles Dawes is excited about is the ratification of H.265 or the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) format, which will provide higher-quality video stream...
12:41 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Innergies New PocketCell Duo Is A Portable Charging Beast With 6,800mAh Of Juice
When we walked the floor at CES this week, I had to stop by and visit one of my favorite iOS device power accessory makers. Innergie, which created a power cable that has micro USB, mini USB and 30-pi...
12:29 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Report: European Commission May Force Google To Change How It Presents Its Search Results
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission gave Google a slap on the wrist after it concluded its antitrust investigation into the company's business practices, but it looks like it may not get away that easil...
12:22 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch The GameStick Gets Removed From Kickstarter For Copyright Infringement
The GameStick, a Kickstarter project we covered at launch that aimed to take what OUYA was trying to build in an Android-powered home gaming console and fit it into a device the size of a flash drive ...
12:22 am GMT - Fri, January 11, 2013
Techcrunch Update: GameStick Removed, Returned To Kickstarter After Copyright Complaint
The GameStick, a Kickstarter project we covered at launch that aimed to take what OUYA was trying to build in an Android-powered home gaming console and fit it into a device the size of a flash drive ...
11:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Meet The Future Of CES Reporting: The Double Robotics Telepresence Robot
Ignore all the noise at CES and just get a Double, a Telepresence robot with an iPad for a face. Pay someone to turn it on at CES and enjoy all the sights and sounds from the comfort of your home. Sou...
11:41 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Strategic Shift For SAP With Announcement That Business Suite To Run On Real-Time HANA Platform
SAP HANA now serves as the core of the business software giant's strategy with the news today that its core SAP Business Suite will run on the real-time, in-memory database technology....
11:20 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch BillTrust Merges With Fellow Online Billing SaaS Best Practice Systems
Billtrust, a company that provides a SaaS to manage online billing for companies, is merging with Best Practice Systems, another provider of electronic billing solutions. The financial terms of the ag...
11:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Top-Rated Windows Phone Twitter Client Birdsong Calls It Quits, Cites Twitters API Rules And Disappointment In Marketplace
Twitter's new API rules have claimed another victim. Red Badger, the developers of the Windows Phone Twitter client Birdsong, just announced that it will remove its app from the Windows Phone marketpl...
11:02 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Appetite.io Detects Apps On Your iPhones Homescreen So You Can Share Them With Others
Have you ever been curious about what apps other people are running on their iPhones, and specifically those which they've deemed awesome enough to warrant a coveted spot on their homescreen? If so, t...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch ScaleArc Raises $12.3M To Make Databases Easier To Manage, Scale, And Guard Against Major Outages
ScaleArc has raised $12.3 million in a Series C round led by Accel Partners for its database infrasrtucture software. Trinity Ventures and Nexus Ventures also participated in the round that brings the...
10:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Causes Acquires Votizen To Democratize Democracy
Non-profit fundraising platform Causes has just acquired political activism startup Votizen. With Causes' massive 186 million user base and Votizen's tools, together they'll break down barriers to civ...
09:54 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch I, For One, Welcome Our Robotic LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Overloads
LEGO just introduced the third generation LEGO Mindstorm sets. Like previous versions, a central computer controls motors and servos, essentially bringing the LEGO kit to life. This new version is hea...
09:54 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch I, For One, Welcome Our Robotic LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Overlords
LEGO just introduced the third generation LEGO Mindstorm sets. Like previous versions, a central computer controls motors and servos, essentially bringing the LEGO kit to life. This new version is hea...
09:52 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Up Close With Shimi, The Only Robotic, Dancing iPhone Dock Youll Ever Need
We've covered Tovbot's Shimi from inception to launch at TechCrunch Disrupt and this week we got a closer look at the little dancing robot that could at our CES stage....
09:44 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Cars, Sex Toys, And Everything In Between: Live Streaming The North Hall At CES
Two days down, two days to go. We've seen Samsung, Sony and LG. We've hit up Huawei, Parrot, and Verizon. We even met a few different celebrities like Xzibit, Nick Cannon, and Run of Run-DMC. It's bee...
09:33 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Dropcam Now Processing More Uploaded Video Than YouTube Says CEO Greg Duffy
We sat down with Greg Duffy, CEO of Dropcam, to talk about his company's move into online DVR services connected with their cool little HD webcams. The big news? Dropcam cameras now upload more video ...
09:32 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Mirantis Raises $10M For OpenStack Services Push For Cloud-Bound Businesses
Mirantis has raised $10 million in a round led by Intel Capital to extend its OpenStack services for companies seeking to build out a cloud infrastructure. Dell Ventures and WestSummit Capital also pa...
09:20 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Eventbrites 2012: 36M Tickets Sold; Gross Sales Up 50 Percent To $600M
Online ticketing company Eventbrite has released a number of new stats for 2012, including that the company hit $600 million in gross ticket sales for the year. To put that in perspective, in 2011, th...
09:14 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Socialrithmic Pins Its Social Analytics Future To Pinterest With The Launch Of Pinster
Socialrithmic is already proving to be a curious story. Seattle-based and founded by ex-Microsoft Bing engineers, last September the social analytics startup upped roots for 13 weeks to take part in I...
08:54 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Streetline Raises $25M Round Led By True Ventures To Bring Real-Time Parking Data To Cities And Drivers
"Smart parking" platformStreetline just announced that it has raised $25 million in Series C funding.The round was led by True Ventures, with participation from new investors Qualcomm Ventures and Cit...
08:51 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Diggs Users Doubled Since August, Monetization Efforts Continue
Digg today took to its blog to share a bit of information about its user growth and monetization plans, now that it's been atBetaworksfor nearly six months. The company said that Digg's user base has ...
08:51 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Diggs Users Doubled Since August, Now Has Over 10 Million User Emails On File
Digg today took to its blog to share a bit of information about its user growth and monetization plans, now that it's been atBetaworksfor nearly six months. The company said that Digg's user base has ...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch See Ya, Symbian: Q4 Was The Last Meaningful Quarter For Symbian Sales Says Nokia
Nokia is slowly turning around its ailing mobile handset business and today that effort had a nice fillip, by way of some revised figures in which it "exceeded expectations" for Q4 sales. Within that,...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Googles FieldTrip Integrates Location-Based Offers From Scoutmob
Last September, Google surprised many of us when its Niantic Labs launched the location-based app Field Trip for Android. FieldTrip runs on the background an automatically alerts you when it detects i...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Amazons AutoRip Service Goes Live, Giving Customers Free MP3s For CDs Purchased On Amazon As Far Back As 1998 (Hands On)
Amazon is today introducing a new service called "Amazon AutoRip," which automatically gives customers free MP3 versions of any CDs they've purchased from Amazonsince the launch of its Music Store bac...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Amazons AutoRip Service Goes Live, Giving Customers Free MP3s For CDs Purchased On Amazon As Far Back As 1998 (Hands-On)
Amazon is today introducing a new service called "Amazon AutoRip," which automatically gives customers free MP3 versions of any CDs they've purchased from Amazonsince the launch of its Music Store bac...
06:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Security Firm FireEye Raises Extra $50M, Says Its Preparing Ground For IPO
Security company FireEye has announced it has raised an additional $50 million in venture funding, bringing its total funding to-date to more than $100 million. The new funding comes from new and exis...
06:17 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch A Bright Spot For Nokia As Lumia And Other Q4 Mobile Sales Exceeded Expectations, With 4.4M Lumias Sold, But Q1 May Bring More Woe
Some good news for Nokia today: the company announced that it exceeding guidance for Q4 sales, after a strong quarter of sales for its Windows Phone Lumia line and its Asha low-cost smartphones, with ...
05:38 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Clones Its Own: Galaxy S II Plus Aims To Extend Run Of Galaxy S II Cash-Cow Phone
The electronics behemoth that is Samsung sometimes works in mysterious ways -- penning axiomatic smartphone slogans such as 'designed for humans', for instance -- but there's very little mystery about...
05:05 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch In Our Inbox: A Memo That Says Nuance Has Bought Virtual Assistant Specialist VirtuOz To Ramp Up Its Enterprise Services
TechCrunch has received a copy of a memo indicating thatNuance, the speech and natural language technology giant that also powers Apple's Siri voice assistant, has made another acquisition: VirtuOz, a...
05:05 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Confirmed: Nuance Has Bought Virtual Assistant Specialist VirtuOz To Ramp Up Its Enterprise Services
TechCrunch has received a copy of a memo indicating thatNuance, the speech and natural language technology giant that also powers Apple's Siri voice assistant, has made another acquisition: VirtuOz, a...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Telecommunications Data Analytics Company Guavus Raises $30M From IGC, Intel Capital And Others
Guavus, an enterprise data analytics company, has raised $30 million in new funding from Investor Growth Capital (IGC) with participation from QuestMark Partners and previous investors Artiman Venture...
03:21 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Launches WP8 Flagships In India: Lumia 920, 820 On Sale From Tomorrow; Lumia 620 Coming In Early February
We still don't know how many Windows Phone 8 smartphones Nokia has sold since it started selling WP8-powered Lumias in the U.S. and Europe, back in November, but it's continuing to expand availability...
02:45 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Birchbox Rebrands In The UK, Hopes To Take A Little Shine Off Glossybox And Other Beauty Box Rivals
If you're familiar with Birchbox -- the subscription service that delivers boxes of cosmetics and beauty products to your doorstep -- you know that the New York City-based startup has taken off in the...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Help Is At Hand As Telefonica Makes Its First Wayra-Incubated Investment: Taskhub, A TaskRabbit For Volunteers (And Making Money)
Telefonicahas been operating its Wayra Academies to seed fund and mentor startups in Latin America and Europe since April 2011; and, in a signal of how Telefonica hopes to tap into that talent in the ...
01:23 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Alibaba CEO Jack Ma Announces Restructuring As The Chinese E-Commerce Giant Moves Farther Away From Yahoo
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is embarking on a major reorganization of its business structure that will divide the company into 25 different units, each led by a general manager, said CEO Ja...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Paragraph Shorts Helps Readers Discover Great Short Stories Enriched With iPad-Friendly Media
Most of you probably have lots of distractions and relatively little free time, so short stories could be a great way to get some fiction into your life they're more manageable, anyway, than a big do...
11:26 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Three Major U.S. Carriers Will Support BlackBerry 10 Devices, Which Will Be Made Available At Multiple Price Points
Research In Motion has said that it plans to release a wide range of BlackBerry 10 devices that will hit low, middle and high price points in order to capture more of the smartphone market. In additio...
10:26 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Foxconn Confirms Bribery Investigation After Chinese Authorities Detain Employee
Foxconn, the Taiwan-based electronics manufacturing giant that works with companies like Apple,Samsung, and Sony,has confirmed that it is being investigated on charges of bribery by Chinese authoritie...
09:59 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Locks App Screenshots To Ward Off Scammers
Apple hasannounced that app screenshots will be locked in iTunes Connect once an app is approved. New screenshots can only be added when developers submit a binary for an updated to an existing or new...
09:27 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Its Official: The Final Countdown To Arrested Developments Netflix Premiere Has Started
Glory be! After seven long and miserable years without a new Arrested Development episode, Netflix has confirmed on Twitter that the cult comedy series will be back for 14 episodes on the video-stream...
07:14 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Qualcomm Totally Gets Mobile
It is sad that no one who reports on technology has the balls to straight up pull a Hunter S. Thompson at CES. I mean peel away from the PR stunts and parties and just do mushrooms and walk around the...
07:13 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Median Angel Deal Size Rises As Startups Look For More Runway Amid A Series A Bottleneck
The median size of angel deals rose to $640,000 in the third quarter of last year — a five-quarter high — as startups looked for more runway amid a bottleneck for Series A rounds. Silicon ...
07:09 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Marvell Co-Founder Weilli Dai On The Chip Tech That Powers The New Gadget Hotness
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is where companies show off the latest and greatest in gadgets -- but with all the sleek exteriors and specs it can be easy to forget about the tiny b...
05:54 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Everything You Wish You Could See At Samsungs Massive CES Booth
Samsung is known around these here parts as the Fifth Horsemen. The company has risen from a boring mega-conglomerate to Apple's biggest competitor, the world leader in TVs, and one of the most crucia...
04:47 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Obscures User Counts Of Apps On Its Platform But Starts Reporting App Rankings
To prevent people thinking Facebook apps are losing users when there are bugs in the user count data it reports to services like AppData, starting January 16th Facebook will only report user counts in...
04:27 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Boxee Is The Poster Child Of A Lean Startup: They Just Happen To Ship Hardware
Boxee launched the Boxee TV shortly before Christmas. At 3000 Walmart stores. And major feature is still in beta. Boxee is the poster child of a lean startup -- they just happen to ship hardware....
03:59 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Hands-On With Sifteo Cubes: High-Tech Games Built Into Classic Building Block Shapes
Kids these days have it so much better than we all did, am I right? Better clothes, funner food, cooler hair, and amazing tech-enabled games. Reinforcing that last example is Sifteo, a San Francisco s...
03:06 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch FCC Announces Plan To Help Conference Wifi Actually Work
The government wants to help ensure that conference wifi actually works. Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, announced a new plan to open up a portion of the wireles...
03:06 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch FCC Announces Plan To Help Conference Wi-Fi Actually Work
The government wants to help ensure that conference Internet Wi-Fi actually works. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced a new plan to open up a portion of the wireless spectrum for faster and mor...
01:52 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch The iTwin Connect Plugs Into Your Laptop To Create A Personal VPN That Nobody Can Crack
If you're smart, you probably think twice before using a WiFi network anywhere outside of your own home to log into things like your bank account and even your email. Being on a shared network notorio...
01:43 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Gadgets Live Is Happening Today At 1PM PST4PM EST
CES is in full force and TechCrunch is in the middle of it all. Literally. Our massive broadcast booth -- it looks like a greenhouse -- is in front of the Las Vegas Convention Center. And coming up at...
01:32 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Google Makes $200M Equity Investment In Texas Wind Farm, Says Its Investments Now Generate 2 Gigawatts
Google just announced yet another major investment in renewable energy. The company says that it has made a $200 million equity investment in an existing wind farm in Oldham County Texas. The Spinning...
01:16 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Salesforces Marc Benioff Doesnt Know Why Hes At CES, But He Sure Loves Disruption
Making what he said was his first trip to the Consumer Electronics Show since he was a teenager, Salesforce.com co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff took the stage today to talk about the big shifts in the...
01:03 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Pandora CTO Tom Conrad On Bringing Personalized Radio To Automobiles Everywhere
In the dozen years since it first launched, personalized Internet radio pioneer Pandora has become a staple on people's computers and mobile phones. But the company's mission definitely does not end t...
12:59 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Tweetdeck For Mac Catches Up With Chrome, New Version Offers 90 Fixes & Updates
Twitter today has upgraded its Tweetdeck for Mac app, which now offers the same features that Chrome users received in mid-December. This includes "typeahead" and PeopleSearch additions, as well as th...
12:21 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Proving The Value Of Crowdfunding, Soldsie Raises $425K And Hires One Of 72 Investors Via FundersClub
Online venture capital firm FundersClub is pioneering equity crowdfunding, and today demonstrated the value of bringing on dozens of investors rather than a handful. Ecommerce startup Soldsie just rai...
12:11 am GMT - Thu, January 10, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Open Tech Launches VM Depot To Make Deploying Linux-Based Virtual Machines To Azure Easier
Microsoft Open Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft, just announced the launch of VM Depot, "a community-driven catalog of open source virtual machine images for Windows Azure." Azure,...
11:36 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Gmails New Compose View Now Gives You The Ability To Add Labels And Stars
If you haven’t jumped ship on using Gmail’s desktop app, you might be happy to know that its recently released compose view has gotten a few new handy features. Today, the team announced t...
11:14 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Appboys New Customer Segmentation Product Helps Mobile App Developers Re-engage Users
Appboy, the maker of a suite of customer relationship management (CRM) tools for mobile app developers, is now offering a new customer segmentation product that lets developers slice their audience in...
11:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Pebble Plans To Start Shipping Its Smart Watch On January 23, RunKeeper Support Delayed Until March
Pebble, the company that says it's creating "the first watch built for the 21st century," announced today that it plans to start shipping on January 23.The announcement was made via a presentation thi...
10:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch RoomHunt Wants To Become The Kayak And Match.com Of Rental Sites
RoomHunt, which is launching today, wants to become the go-to aggregator for rental listings, starting with the competitive San Francisco market. The Web has changed how we search for long-term rental...
10:47 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Formlabs Founder Shows Us The Form 1, A $3,000 Stereolithographic Printer
Formlabs, the little 3D printer company that could, sat down with us to show off their Form 1 printer, a stereolithographic system that creates surprisingly high resolution objects using lasers and an...
10:25 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Whats Salesforce Doing At CES?
Later today, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff will be giving a keynote speech at CES. That might be a surprise to some, considering that the trade show usually has keynotes from folks like Microsoft's Stev...
10:24 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Entering The Land Of Hardware Startups: Live Coverage Of CES Day 2 Begins Now!
It's a brand new day and the sun is high. So ready yourself for yet another eight hours of TechCrunch live streaming coverage from the CES showroom floor. Yesterday was exciting, especially visiting t...
10:07 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch The Great CES Keynote Debacle: Qualcomm Had To Convince The World It Wasnt An Ingredient Company
Going into this year's CES, Qualcomm had a hell of a problem on their hands -- how would a company that planned to talk about mobile chipsets of all things make its big keynote one to remember? As it ...
10:06 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Catching Up With Goal-Oriented Investment App Betterment, Now With $100M Under Management
Las Vegas is not exactly known as a place where people want to think about responsibly saving their money, so you've got to hand it to the folks at New York startup Betterment for bringing their goal-...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Codecademy Launches API Lessons So You Can Build Apps On Top Of YouTube, Twilio, And Others
Learn-to-code startup Codecademy is expanding its curriculum today with the launch of new API-focused lessons in partnership with services like YouTube, Twilio, and NPR.The goal, according to co-found...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Join Team TechCrunch Live From Samsungs 2013 CES Keynote!
It’s the dawn of a new day here at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, and just like clockwork there’s yet another keynote address that’s set to kick off in just a few minutes. Today’s head...
09:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Join Team TechCrunch Live From Samsungs 2013 CES Keynote!
It’s the dawn of a new day here at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, and just like clockwork there’s yet another keynote address that’s set to kick off in just a few minutes. Today’s head...
09:57 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch With 4M Apartment Rentals Viewed On Its Site, Lovely Is Breaking Free Of Litigious Craigslist And Raising A Series A
Lovely, the apartment search service that was initially built as a better and easier way of finding available apartment rentals originally listed in the large-but-feature-light Craigslist.org, has now...
09:41 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Makerbot Announces Improved Experimental 3D Printer, The Replicator 2X, New Apps, And API
We were lucky to have a few minutes to sit down with Bre Pettis of Makerbot. The company just announced an interesting improvement to the Replicator 2, called the Replicator 2X, that is tweaked to wor...
08:56 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch With Its New Liquipod, Liquipel Hopes To Make Your Gadgets Water-Resistant While You Wait
More than a few companies take up the fight against waterlogged gadgets (heck, there was one at ShowStoppers last night) but California-based Liquipel has quickly become one of the most interesting. T...
08:42 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch BlueKite Raises $1.5 Million To Help U.S. Immigrants Pay Bills Abroad
BlueKite, a Miami-based platform for cross-border bill payments, is today announcing $1.5 million in new funding, led by PeopleFund, which contributed $1.3 million of the total raise. The remaining am...
08:15 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Kitchenbug Arrives To Aid Food Bloggers With A Tool Which Auto-Generates Recipes
The weird thing about food blogging is that - well, how can we put this - they are still blogging. While millions of you seem happy to Instagram your food, there really are still people out there blog...
07:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Adspert Launches iOS App For Monitoring Google AdWords Performance On-The-Go
In what is clearly a marketing-driven exercise of its own, Adspert, the web-based bid management tool for Google AdWords campaigns, has released a free iOS app to enable marketing managers and the lik...
07:19 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Hits 200 Million Users Worldwide Adding New Users At Rate Of Two Per Second
LinkedIn has announced it has reached 200 million users worldwide -- with new users being added at an average rate of two per second. The professional social network clocked up its first 100 million b...
07:19 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Hits 200 Million Registered Users Worldwide Adding New Users At Rate Of Two Per Second
LinkedIn has announced it has reached 200 million user registrations worldwide -- with new users being added at an average rate of two per second (or 172,800 per day). Not bad for a professional socia...
07:06 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Kids Educational App Companies Fingerprint & Mindshapes Team Up To Launch A Collection Of Interactive Appisodes
San Francisco-based kids' app platform Fingerprint is teaming up with UK educational app maker Mindshapes. The two companies are collaborating on a series of new digital learning activities called "ap...
07:04 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Etsy-Style Social Commerce Platform Startup, Kitsy Lane, Raises $3.5M Series A Led By Data Point Capital, Longworth Venture Partners
Kitsy Lane, an Etsy-style social commerce platform startup that lets its users open their own internet boutiques selling jewellery or accessories, has announced it's closed a $3.5 million Series A fun...
06:31 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Shortlist Announced For The Europas Awards For European Tech Startups
Well, the startups have entered, the judges have judged and the shortlist has been drawn up. The Europas Europes annual awards for tech startups - now has the the shortlist of nominees for this years...
05:54 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Ustream And Teradek Release VidiU To Stream Live Events From Any Camera
Live video streaming platform Ustream announces with Teradek a new portable HDMI streaming device for $699. Just like Livestream’s Broadcaster, it is easy to use and compatible with a wide range...
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Europes New Cybercrime Center To Open Its Doors This Week: EC3 To Act As Hub For EU-Wide Collaboration To Combat E-Crime
Europe's fight against cybercrime has a new home: the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) will officially open its doors on January 11. The centre's focus will be on illegal online activities carried out...
05:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Hackers, Start Your Engines: Facebook Opens Up Registrations For Its Annual Hacker Cup Competition
Facebook today announced that it has opened registration for the Hacker Cup, its annual competition for programmers with a $5,000 top prize for the best of them all. Facebook holds the Hacker Cup in r...
05:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Hackers, Start Your Engines: Facebook Opens Registration For Its Annual Hacker Cup Competition
Facebook today announced that it has opened registration for the Hacker Cup, its annual competition for programmers with a $5,000 top prize for the best of them all. Facebook holds the Hacker Cup in r...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Competitor XING Buys Glassdoor-like Startup Kununu For $12.3M, But Will It Fair Well?
The German market for startups never ceases to amaze me. While many European startups struggle with either internal markets that are too small or international markets that are pretty daunting, the Ge...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Competitor XING Buys Glassdoor-like Startup Kununu For $12.3M, But Will It Fare Well?
The German market for startups never ceases to amaze me. While many European startups struggle with either internal markets that are too small or international markets that are pretty daunting, the Ge...
03:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Europes Telco Giants In Talks To Create Pan-European Network, Reports FT
Europe's largest mobile network operators are considering pooling their resources to create pan-European network infrastructure, the FT is reporting. Quoting several people familiar with the situation...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Times Internet CEO Satyan Gajwani Discusses His Companys New Alliance With Gawker Media
Gawker Media, which already has a presence in eight countries, is expanding its international reach even further. Nick Denton, the founder of the company and blog network, announced yesterday that it ...
01:36 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Chinese Microblogging Giant Sina Weibo Adds English-Language Interface
Sina Weibo, the Chinese microblogging platform sometimes referred to as "China's Twitter," is finally offering an English-language interface, as confirmed to Tech In Asia by the company....
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Coursera Takes A Big Step Toward Monetization, Now Lets Students Earn Verified Certificates For A Fee
Stanford professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng launched Coursera last year to give anyone and everyone access to courses from top-tier universities -- for free, online. At launch, the startup offered...
12:28 pm GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch McGraw-Hill & Kno Offer A Peek Into The Future Of Textbooks: Theyre Dynamic, Vocal, Adaptive & Bring Stats To Studying
For many startups, creating the educational platform (and learning experience) of the future began with reinventing the presentation, distribution -- really, the essence -- of educational content. And...
10:43 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Google+ Photos Get Pan And Zoom Functionality, Letting You Really Explore High-Res Photos
Google+ is coming out of its holiday slumber with an addition to its Photo section of the service, today. The team has added pan and zoom functionality, which lets you explore small areas of high...
10:20 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch eBay Updates iPhone And iPad Apps To Simplify Mobile Browsing And Listing
eBay released significant updates to its iPhone and iPad apps yesterday which it says will "play an important role in eBay Mobile's year to come." The ecommerce platform also said that 1.8 million new...
10:01 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Ford Launches Its OpenXC SDK And Hardware Specs To Let Developers Access Its Cars Sensors And Metrics
Our cars today feature lots of sensors, but it's not easy for developers and hardware hackers to get access to all of this data, which is typically proprietary and manufacturer specific. Last year, Fo...
09:32 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Tech Titans In Asia: Apples Cook Visits China, While Googles Schmidt Makes A Stop In North Korea
Two top tech executives are currently visiting Asia, but while Eric Schmidt's trip to North Korea is confusing observers of the authoritarian regime and Google alike, the reasons for Apple CEO Tim Coo...
09:02 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Which Mobile Games Attract The Most Lucrative Players?
Because data is hard to come by on active usage for top mobile apps, it’s hard to understand how wide a footprint the very highest-grossing games have. Plus, with a Renaissance in mid-core games...
07:45 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch The CES Show Isnt Over Yet: Watch Team TechCrunch Live At ShowStoppers
Ah, ShowStoppers. Its always a nice change of pace for us got just about two hours on after the first day of CES has wrapped, companies come to us to show off their wares instead of the other way aro...
07:18 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Today We Learned That Verizon Is Going To Save The World
With Microsoft pulling out of the Consumer Electronics Show and Apple no where to be seen, the show has become a huge opportunity for other companies to have their major on-stage moment. With over 150...
06:58 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch G.E. Hires Kleiner Partner, Teams Up With Startup Health To Help Fuel Digital Health Innovation
General Electric built what is today a $219 billion multinational industrial behemoth by continuously investing in innovation, technology and computing. As the maker of airplane engines, trains, power...
06:58 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch GE Hires Kleiner Partner, Teams Up With Startup Health To Help Fuel Digital Health Innovation
General Electric built what is today a $219 billion multinational industrial behemoth by continuously investing in innovation, technology and computing. As the maker of airplane engines, trains, power...
06:47 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Verizon Announces $10M In Powerful Answers Awards For Health Care, Education, And Sustainability
The main theme in Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam's keynote speech this afternoon at the Consumer Electronics Show were the big challenges facing different industries and society as a whole, and the ways th...
06:42 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Meet The Clarity Ensemble, The Phone That Closed-Captions Your Conversation In Real Time
Most of the time when we cover a new phone launch, it's all about something that's small, lightweight, fully-featured, and mobile -- and often it's aimed at the cutting edge of hip young consumers. Bu...
06:34 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Removes Instagram User Counts From Developer API After Holiday Traffic Confusion
In the aftermath of a controversial story claiming Instagram’s traffic numbers were down, it looks like the data that was the source of the story has now disappeared altogether. Instagram was in...
05:47 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Xzibit, Sugar Ray Leonard, Nick Cannon And More Pimp Headphones At CES
The CES showroom floor is full of surprises, but none were quite as exciting as the plethora of celebrities we bumped into on Day 1. Much of that is in great thanks to Monster, who is focused on new p...
05:43 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch The Zivix Jamstik Is An Absolutely Amazing Portable MIDI Guitar For Beginners And Pros
The surprisingly small and light Jamstik is, in short, one of the coolest things I've seen at CES Today. It is a MIDI guitar that is actually a musical controller. By playing and plucking the strings ...
05:37 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Another Major GitHub Outage This Is Not Good For Its $100M Enterprise Push
GitHub had another outage this afternoon.This is getting old. How can GitHub be taken seriously in the enterprise with these kinds of outages?It makes no difference if GitHub forEnterpriseruns on-prem...
05:28 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Livio Retools Its In-Vehicle App Platform For The Freemium Market
Livio is going free -- at least for developers. The Michigan-based startup just launched a freemium pricing structure for Livio Connect, its app development platform aimed at safety bringing apps into...
04:55 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Nest Founder Matt Rogers Details Future Plans For Their Digital Thermostat, International Expansion In The Works
Matt Rogers is the Founder and VP of Engineering at Nest and brought his latest thermostat - a steel-clad beauty with improved design and sensor placement - to our stage at CES 2013....
04:48 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Dell Wyse Wants Its Key Chain-Sized Project Ophelia To Display Your Desktop On The Hotel Room TV
Dell Wyseis at the CES party to show off its Project Ophelia, a dongle the size of a fat key chain that plugs into the TV and then connects to the cloud and your remote desktop. It works with Citrix, ...
04:19 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Triggit Bet Its Retargeting Biz On Facebooks Ad Exchange Because It Performs 36% Better Than Google
"Do we want to bet the company on this?", CEO Zach Coelius asked his advertising tech startup Triggit when it got a shot to work with Facebook's ad exchange. It took the chance, raised $7.4 million, a...
04:07 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo! Hires Former DisneyABC Televisions Sandy Gould To Lead Talent Acquisition and Development
Yahoo! is making moves in the new year already. Today, it announced that it has hired Disney/ABC’s Sandy Gould to lead talent acquisition and development. His official title is “senior vic...
03:17 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Report: Apple Working On Low-Cost iPhone
Following a report byDigitimes this morning citing industry sources, The Wall St. Journal is today confirming that it, too, hears that Apple is working on a low-cost version of the iPhone, which could...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Condition One Connects With RED And GoPro Cameras To Make Live, Immersive Video A Reality
Condition One, that cool new video startup that enables video creators to shoot immersive, 180-degree video mainstream, has announced a new player for ultra-HD playback and compatibility with RED and ...
02:48 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Kickstarters Big 2012: $320 Million Pledged by 2.24 Million Backers, 18K Successfully Funded Projects
It's been clear that crowdfunding has had a big moment over the past twelve months, but new stats released today by creative project investment platform Kickstarter showed just how huge 2012 really wa...
02:37 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Announces 60M Licenses For Windows 8 Sold, Showing Similar Sales Trajectory To Windows 7
Whether you’re a Microsoft user or not, you have to respect the fact that its install base for operating systems is massive. The company spans plenty of sectors, specifically enterprise, but of ...
01:58 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch [Update: Live Now] TechCrunch Gadgets Live Is Happening Today At 1PM PST4PM EST
It's day one at CES and we're already churning away at our live video stream from the show floor and, for those looking for a nice recap, our daily Gadgets Live webcasts. At 1pm PST/4PM EST we'll sit ...
01:46 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch While Waiting For $60M In New Funding, Viggle And GetGlue Are Looking To Extend Their Merger Deadline
Those of you waiting for the tie-up of second-screen apps GetGlue and Viggle Giggle? to close will have to wait just a little bit longer. The merger of the companies, which was announced in November...
01:45 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Bitly Launches Social Data APIs For Real-Time Seach, Attention Spikes, And Deeper Looks At URLs
Bitly has launched a set of social APIs that includes real-time search, attention spikes and metadata about URLs.The new APIs offer the following:...
12:58 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Gadgets Live Is Happening Today At 1PM PST4PM EST
It's day one at CES and we're already churning away at our live video stream from the show floor and, for those looking for a nice recap, our daily Gadgets Live webcasts. At 1pm PST/4PM EST we'll sit ...
12:55 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Reddit Co-Founders Documentary, Silicon Prairie Reviewed
Alexis Ohanian, Co-founder of the “Internet’s front page,” Reddit.com, wants to spread his enthusiasm for the web to the entire U.S. Congress. Silicon Prairie is a policymaker-facing...
12:52 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Hands-On With Ubuntu Phone: A Refreshing Change For Mobile, With A Few Early Quirks
Ubuntu's mobile OS was one of the most interesting recent announcements in mobile tech, and at CES 2013 we finally got a chance to go hands-on and receive a thorough demo of the OS in its admittedly e...
12:47 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Aereo Raises $38 Million Series B, Plans To Bring Its Streaming TV Service To 22 New Markets
If theres been one big drawback to Aereo, it's that the streaming television startup only offers its service to customers living within New York Citys five boroughs. As it turns out though, that wont ...
12:44 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch InsideSales.com Raises $35M From US Ventures For Predictive Analytics Platform
InsideSales.com has raised a $35 million Series B round of funding from US Ventures. The round follows a $4 million investment in August fromHummer Winblad, which also participated in the funding anno...
12:43 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch With Funding For Svbtle, Dustin Curtis Wants To Build A Business In Long-Form Online Content
Dustin Curtis is a developer, designer, and blogger who has accomplished the rare feat of getting a blogging platform off the ground. Called Svbtle, it launched in early 2012 as a sort of application-...
12:01 am GMT - Wed, January 9, 2013
Techcrunch Gtar, The iPhone-Powered Electronic Teaching Guitar, Opens For Pre-Orders
The gTar, an electric guitar that makes it easy for anyone to play music with an embedded iPhone and LEDs, is now open for pre-orders. Incident, the company behind the gTar, has spent three years desi...
11:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Microsofts SkyDrive Gets Improved Touch Support And Easier To Use Sharing Permissions
Microsoft just announced a number of updates to its SkyDrive cloud storage service. SkyDrive users can now, for example, get a better overview of who they shared documents with and who currently has a...
11:41 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Target Now Price Matching Amazon, Walmart.com, BestBuy.com & Toyrus.com Year-Round
Target today made a huge move to counteract the practice of "showrooming," the term that refers to how consumers are using retail brick-and-mortar stores to go hands-on with items, which they then ord...
11:41 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Target Now Price Matching Amazon, Walmart.com, BestBuy.com & Toysrus.com Year-Round
Target today made a huge move to counteract the practice of "showrooming," the term that refers to how consumers are using retail brick-and-mortar stores to go hands-on with items, which they then ord...
11:18 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch CEO You Later: Madvertise Founder Steps Down As European Mobile Ad Company Builds A Bridge To Silicon Valley
Another day, another CEO parts ways. This time it's the turn of Madvertise co-founder Carsten Frien who is stepping down from his position as CEO at the European mobile ad company. He's being replaced...
11:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch TYLTs Product Lineup Materializes At CES
Last week, TYLT sent out a press release touting their new lineup of products, including several 3D renderings. I have to say that after getting a chance to look at a few of the actual products here a...
11:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Were Live From CES With Samsung, Sony, And LG
And so it begins. Another year of CES madness, obsession, and viral infection has rolled around yet again, and today marks the beginning of a very exciting week. Our coverage is deep and wide like the...
10:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Customer Service Platform Zendesk Signs Up Evernote As Its 25,000th Business
Zendesk says that it closed out 2012 by crossing the 25,000 customer milestone. It's a big-name company, too note-taking app Evernote announced that it will be using Zendesk to deliver customer servi...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Panasonic Debuts 20-inch 4K Windows 8 Tablet: Less Than 0.5-Inches With Stylus Input
Panasonic showed off a new tablet device at its CES 2013 keynote today. The Windows 8-based device is less than half-an-inch thick, with a 20-inch screen with 4K resolution for ultra-crisp images. The...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Panasonic Debuts 20-inch 4K Windows 8 Tablet: Less Than Half An Inch With Stylus Input
Panasonic showed off a new tablet device at its CES 2013 keynote today. The Windows 8-based device is less than half-an-inch thick, with a 20-inch screen with 4K resolution for ultra-crisp images. The...
10:37 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Huawei Outs Entry-Level Windows Phone 8: Ascend W1 Packs 4-Inch Screen, Dual-Core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon S4 Chip, Lowly Price-Tag?
Huawei isn't just unboxing whopping Android phones at CES, oh no. The Chinese mobile maker is flirting with Microsoft by sticking its toe in the Windows Phone 8 waters. The Ascend W1 appears to be a d...
10:37 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Huawei Outs Entry-Level Windows Phone 8: Ascend W1 Packs 4-Inch Screen, Dual-Core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon S4 Chip, Lowly Price Tag?
Huawei isn't just unboxing whopping Android phones at CES, oh no. The Chinese mobile maker is flirting with Microsoft by sticking its toe in the Windows Phone 8 waters. The Ascend W1 appears to be a d...
10:24 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Panasonic Debuts Worlds First 4K Printed OLED TV, Just 0.5-Inches Thick
Panasonic showed off a unique new kind of OLED TV today on stage at the CES 2013 keynote, which is manufactured using 3D printing technology. The 56-inch television is incredibly thin, at just half-an...
10:24 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Panasonic Debuts Worlds First 4K Printed OLED TV, Just Half An Inch Thick
Panasonic showed off a unique new kind of OLED TV today on stage at the CES 2013 keynote, which is manufactured using 3D printing technology. The 56-inch television is incredibly thin, at just half-an...
10:22 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Will Any Photo-Sharing Startup Stick Around? Just A Few Months In, Social Photo Scrapbook Irrive Hits The Deadpool
Sometimes startups shut down fast, and in the case of new online scrapbooking maker Irrive, which only launched this past September, the company had barely even gotten started before closing up shop. ...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch OpenFund Closes New 10M Fund, Adds Incrediblue And WorkableHR To Portfolio
The Openfund began 5 years ago, around the same time as Seedcamp which might well make it the second oldest 'new style' tech seed fund in Europe. You could say that it was not only pretty early, but a...
10:03 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch UltraViolet Now Has Over 9M Accounts, Smart TV Buyers To Get 10 Movies Free In 2013
Today at the official first-day keynote of CES 2013, CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro introduced a group of Hollywood studio executives to announce a new partnership between UltraViolet, the digital...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Zoho CRM Email Updates Make For More Fun Than Any Boozing CES Party
Zoho CRMtoday launched MailMagnet, a smart email filtering that gives sales staff a quick view of correspondence with prospects, integration with location-aware apps, and a new document-management sys...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Google Opens Up Registration For Advanced Power Searching Program
If you don’t consider yourself to be a “Power Googler”, have no fear, the company has opened up registration for a program that it called “Advanced Power Searching.” It s...
09:41 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Firefox 18 Launches With New IonMonkey JavaScript Engine, WebRTC And Retina Support
Right on schedule, Mozilla just released the latest stable version of its Firefox browser for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. Firefox 18 is the first stable version to feature Mozilla's new IonMonkey...
09:09 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Hulu Debuts Previews Of Its 2013 Original Programming And Exclusive Series
Continuing its expansion into original content and exclusive third-party content, Hulu is today offering previews of its new programming for 2013, which includes its first animated Hulu Original Serie...
08:34 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch European Parliament Draft Reports Back ECs Data Protection Reform And Strengthen The Right To Be Forgotten
The European Parliament has issued two draft reports on the reform of European data protection rules, proposed by the European Commission last January, expressing "full support for a coherent and robu...
08:25 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Prime Launches In Canada E-book Lending And Instant Video Not Included
Amazon today announced that its membership program Amazon Prime is now available in Canada, offering customers free two-day shipping for an annual fee of CAD $79.00 and one-day shipping at $3.99 per i...
08:25 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch More Mobile Ad Consolidation: Essence Buys Mass Market Mobile Agency Point Reach
Essence, a digital marketing agency based in London and New York with clients like Google and eBay, is beefing up its mobile assets and expanding its presence in the U.S.: it has acquired Point Reach,...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Cuckoo for Instagram Likes? Then Download Firegram, Like, Now.
Grab on to your filters Insta-kooks, because you're going to go all double-tap for Firegram. Designed to help users promote their Instagram snaps. It delivers as advertised. How the heck it works thou...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Chartboost Raises $19 Million From Sequoia And Others To Help Developers Promote Mobile Games
San Francisco-based gaming and ad platformChartboosthas raised $19 million in new funding, in a round led by Sequoia Capital, with participation from existing investors TransLink Capital and SK Teleco...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, Google CIO To Unveil Free WiFi In NYCs Chelsea Neighborhood
Google has slowly been building up its service provider cred, with an ambitious fiber project in Kansas City and free WiFi initiatives through a partnership with Boingo. Today, the search giant is tak...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Sling Launches Second Screen And Media Syncing Capabilities With New Slingbox Companion And My Media Features
Sling Media continues to innovate. The latest innovation includes capabilities that take advantage of secondary devices that TV viewers are using while watching TV, as well as media-sharing features ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Quantcast Acquires Startup MakeGood To Improve Ad Data Aggregation
Online measurement and ad targeting company Quantcast has acquired MakeGood (also known as MakeGood Software), a Seattle-based ad tech startup founded in 2009.Quantcast CEO Konrad Feldman said the com...
06:57 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Springboards Internet Of Things Accelerator Now Comes With Kickstarter Baked In
Springboard IoT, the Cambridge, UK accelerator aimed at startups in the Internet of Things space, is jumping on another popular bandwagon -- albeit, one that makes a lot of sense -- by adding crowdfun...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch As ISPs Like Cablevision Cozy Up To Its Open Source CDN, Netflix Makes 3D And Super HD Video Available
To entice more ISPs to adopt its Open Connect initiative, Netflix is adding more features -- namely the ability to offload ever-larger video files. That includes Netflix "Super HD" content, which will...
05:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Network InMobi Buys Overlay Media To Improve Ad Personalization, And More
Mobile ad network InMobicontinues to make use of the $200 million in financing it received in 2011 from Softbank: today it is announcing the acquisition of Overlay Media, a UK-based developer of ̶...
05:57 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch U.S. Heathcare Data Warehousing Platform Health Catalyst Closes $33M Series B, Led By Norwest; Sequoia, Sorenson Also Backing
U.S. healthcare data warehousing company Health Catalyst has closed a $33m Series B investment, led by Norwest Venture Partners, with participation from Sequoia Capital and Sorenson Capital. As part o...
05:29 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Witnessing The Rebirth Of The Greek Startup Ecosystem
Thousands of years ago Greeks plied the waters of the Mediterranean as traders and merchants. They were, perhaps, amongst the first ever entrepreneurs. But somewhere along the line between then and no...
03:49 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Confirms Its Keeping An Open Mind About Using Android In Future. Message To Microsoft: Dont Take Support For Granted?
Relations between Nokia and its former BFF Microsoft are evidently not as cosy as once they were. While the Finnish mobile maker has reiterated it's "immediately focused" on Windows Phone for smartpho...
01:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Expects Another Record Quarter In Q4: $8.3BN Profit, On Sales Of $53.6BN
Samsung has issued preliminary earnings guidance for Q4 and said its expectation is another record quarter with consolidated profit of around 8.8 trillion Korean won ($8.3 billion), on consolidated sa...
01:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch European Cyber Security Agency ENISA Names Drive-By Exploits The Biggest Threat, Spam On The Decline
ENISA, the European Network and Information Security Agency, today called out drive-by exploits as the biggest, most increasing threat of the moment in the Internet landscape, amongst a sea of other a...
01:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch European Cyber Security Agency ENISA Says Drive-By Exploits Are The Biggest Threat Today, Spam On The Decline
ENISA, the European Network and Information Security Agency, today called out drive-by exploits as the biggest, most increasing threat of the moment in the Internet landscape, amongst a sea of other a...
01:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch ENISA, Europes Cyber Security Agency, Says Drive-By Exploits Are The Biggest Threat Today, Spam On The Decline
ENISA, the European Network and Information Security Agency, today called out drive-by exploits as the biggest, most increasing threat of the moment in the Internet landscape, amongst a sea of other a...
10:41 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Hands On With Verizons Elusive Samsung ATIV Odyssey Windows Phone
Samsung's ATIV Odyssey has been a real noodle-scratcher of a device ever since its existence was first hinted at during Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 launch event. Well, consider that particular veil li...
10:32 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Hands On With Polaroids Three New Android-Based Interchangeable Lens Cameras
Polaroid saw the curtain raise early on its Android-based interchangeable lens cameras thanks to early leaks, but today was the first day we got to go hands on with the new cameras at CES 2013. The ca...
10:11 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch 500 Startups-Backed Silver Living Wants To Be The Consumer Reports For Senior Care Communities
When his grandmother was no longer able to live safely at home, Tal Ziv and his relatives set out to help her find the best senior care facility -- better known as assisted living communities. It's an...
09:58 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Hands On With Canons PowerShot N: A Compact Camera That Does Instagram One Better
Canon had a number of new cameras on display at CES 2013 this year, but the most noteworthy of all was the PowerShot N, a new ultracompact shooter that's only about 3 inches by 2 and half, and only 1....
08:40 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Were Live From Pepcoms Digital Experience At CES 2013 #CEScrunch
Tonight is the last night of teasers and private previews before the main event. Starting at 7:30p PST TechCrunch TV be streaming live from Pepcom's Digital Experience! at the MGM Grand hotel. Join us...
08:23 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Qualcomm Revamps Its Snapdragon Line, Unveils The High-End Snapdragon 800 And 600 Chipsets
Qualcomms isnt really a brand that figures prominently into the average persons understanding of the mobile space, and thats exactly the issue that the San Diego-based semiconductor company is trying ...
08:15 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch obCESsion
CES attendee, I'm glad you're here. You're going to see the latest and greatest gadgets. Just like you did last year. You have clearly noticed that you'll always find the latest gadgets at CES.It's he...
07:39 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch CES Is So Uncool It Might Finally Be Cool
Even though I once built a slideshow called"Gadget Porn and Actual Porn,"I have never been to CES. Because the fact is that, as every cool blogger has very creativelybeat us over the head with today, ...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch EA Popcaps Bejeweled Crosses Over Into Real-World, Physical Games Through Hasbro Agreement
Angry Birds-maker Rovio has said that it eventually expects that at least half or more of its revenues will come from physical goods in the future. It’s not the only developer that has populariz...
06:54 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Digital Health In 2012: $1.4B Raised, Up 45% YY; Qualcomm Most Prolific Of 179 Investors, Castlight Scored Largest Round
As CES 2013 gets underway, it finds the Quantified Self movement to be a far more crowded market than a year ago, but as Matt Burns pointed out recently, the market is still hungry for smarter devices...
06:54 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Digital Health Funding In 12: $1.4B Raised, Up 45% YY; Qualcomm Most Prolific Of 179 Investors, Castlight Takes Largest Round
As CES 2013 gets underway, it finds the Quantified Self movement to be a far more crowded market than a year ago, but as Matt Burns pointed out recently, the market is still hungry for smarter devices...
06:52 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch GM Announces New App Framework, SDK, And Store For In-Vehicle Apps
Ford just introduced its new AppLink API that allows mobile apps to talk to its cars. Not to be outdone, General Motors just introduced its own API and SDK for its new in-vehicle app platform. the big...
06:02 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Prez Inauguration TicketMaster Fiasco Reminds Us The Private Sector Screws Up, Too
Those waiting patiently to buy a ticket for President Obama's final inaugural ball will be disappointed to know that they were accidently all sold out last Sunday. "A technical error" from Ticketmaste...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Meet The 5-inch, Quad-Core Xperia Z: Sonys Stunning Answer To The iPhone 5 And Galaxy S3
Sony has announced its first quad-core smartphone at its CES press conference today: the Xperia Z. The company will be hoping this new Android flagship can deliver the scalps of high-end rival devices...
05:54 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch GitHub Introduces Contributions, A New Way To Display On Profile Pages What Developers Are Doing
GitHub continues to build out its unique social network with Contributions, a new addition to profile pages that shows the projects developers created, what they are contributing to and a calendar tha...
05:45 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Yiftee Raises $850K For Local Business-Focused Gifting Service
Yiftee, a gifting service that aims to drive business to local merchants, has raised $850,000 in seed funding from Scott Cook, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and other angel investors. Similar to other giftin...
05:14 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch HackerRank Will Host Back To School Hackathon, Bringing College Students To Hot Startups
HackerRankhas hosted college-focused hackathons before, but on February 2, it plans to connect some of the top coding talent in universities with some of the best-known companies in Silicon Valley.Dev...
05:08 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Following Fitbits New Wristband, Basis Unveils First Android App, To Go Live In March; iOS To Follow
Quantified Self enthusiasts are getting their fair share of excitement at CES this week. Basis first unveiled its intriguing health-tracking watch at the event last year, but after hiccups and lawsuit...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Ford Launches Open Developer Program To Let Mobile Apps Interface With Its Cars
Our cars have become increasingly connected, but building apps for these connected cars has generally involved small private betas and a lot of hand holding from the car manufacturers. The first manuf...
04:53 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Verizon And Motorola Announce FiOS TV Media Server That Can Record Six Shows At Once
Remember that FiOS home Media Server Verizon was talking about a year ago? Well, the company is finally starting to make things official, with an announcement and product details revealed today at CES...
04:39 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Dish Introduces Next-Gen Hopper With Sling Technology Built-In
Dish making big improvements in speed and reliability, and announcing a new feature powered by Sling that will allow consumers to stream live and pre-recorded video to their mobile devices both in and...
04:25 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Intel, Qualcomm Hit CES: As Mobile Chip Battle Heats Up, Tech Giants Will Collide
At the start of CES 2013, Qualcomm has an enviable dominant market position, owning half the mobile processor shipments and virtually all of the LTE/4G baseband chipset shipments. But it has limited b...
04:01 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Apptio Cloud Express Gives AWS, Windows Azure, Rackspace Users A View Of Cloud Costs
Cloud Express is a service from Apptiothat illustrates how managing the cost of the cloud will become one of the hottest markets in the enterprise space this year....
03:55 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch CESpool
CES attendee, why are you there? Are you hoping to see the latest and greatest gadget? Have you been there the best few years? Have you noticed youll find no such gadget anywhere near CES?And if it we...
03:48 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Samsungs Galaxy Note 10.1 Will Hit Verizon With 4G LTE And Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Samsung just announced that its Galaxy Note 10.1 is headed to Verizon with 4G LTE connectivity. And if that weren't enough, the S-Pen-enabled tablet will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. If you are u...
03:21 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Unveils First Quad-Core LED TV With Super Thin Bezel, S-Recommendation, Revamped Smart Hub
Samsung is more than just a fifth horseman in tech the company is a straight-up powerhouse with the breadth to run your entire digital lifestyle. Last year, the focus was on ecosystem, with smart TV&...
03:18 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Fujifilm Unveils New Long-Zoom, Fixed Lens Bridge Cameras, New All-Weather Compacts At CES 2013
Fujifilm unveiled its new X-series of cameras, which admittedly made me tingle when I had some hands-on time, but they're also showing off a bunch of new cameras aimed at more general audiences at CES...
03:14 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Ten Companies (Including Logitech) Team Up To Create The Internet Of Things Consortium
Your Internet-connected devices may be getting more cooperative, thanks to group of startups and established players who have come together to create a new nonprofit group called the Internet of Thing...
02:42 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Athenahealth Acquires Maker Of Popular Mobile Health Apps For Doctors, Epocrates, For $293M
Big news from the world of advancing health technology today, as athenahealth, the fifteen-year-old electronic health records giant, announced today that it has acquired Epocrates, the makers of popul...
02:39 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch As Windows RT Flounders, Intel Bets Big On Windows 8 And Android Tablets With Quad-Core Atom SoCs
As Intel goes so goes Windows 8. The chip maker just unveiled its roadmap for Window 8 tablets. At the core will be the latest generation of Atom processors: quad-core architecture at a 22nm size. Int...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Intel Intros The Atom Z2420 Lexington Mobile Processor Aimed At Emerging Markets
Intel is ready to chip away at Qualcomm's dominance in the smartphone arena. Today at the company's CES Press conference, the company introduced the Atom Z2420 mobile processor, codenamed Lexington, w...
02:23 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Hands On With The Fujifilm X100S And X20: In Stores March 2013 For $1299 And $599
Fujifilm had its press event today at CES 2013, and it showed off two new entries to its X-series line of cameras. The X100S, the successor to the X100, which we already detailed in an earlier post, a...
02:19 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Huawei Officially Reveals The 6.1-Inch Ascend Mate And The 5-Inch Ascend D2, We Go Hands-On
Neither LGs nor AT&Ts pre-CES conferences had much to show off in the way of smartphone hardware, but Huawei has just changed all that here at its press event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center...
02:01 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch French Gov Stopped One ISPs Plans To Jeopardize The Digital Ecosystem In A Unilateral Way
France’s Digital Economy minister, Fleur Pellerin, had to personally persuade one of the nation’s top Internet service providers to stop blocking online advertisements, arguing that “...
01:59 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Will Fight German Anonymity Law And $26K Fine Against Zuckerberg To Keep Real Name Policy
A German court hasfiled a $26,000 fine against Mark Zuckerbergbecause Facebook violates the country's law stating citizens may use media servicesanonymously. Facebook plans to "fight [the fine] vigoro...
12:40 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Infusionsoft Raises $54M From Goldman Sachs To Scale Sales And Marketing Automation Platform For Small Business
Infusionsoft has raised $54 million fromn Goldman Sachs for its small business sales and marketing automation platform. The investment pushes Infusionsoft's total venture funding to $71 million. The c...
12:32 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Fetchnotes, The Twitter-Like Notes App, Just Got Smarter
Fetchnotes, the Twitter-like note-taking app that employs @ usernames and # hashtags to keep your to-do lists organized, is releasing an updated version today that now connects the items you mention i...
12:28 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch Now With More Genius: GZA Will Join Us Onstage At The Crunchies
The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards promises to be the best yet. We've announced the finalists who are all excited to don their most formal hoodies and join us for tech's big night. The Daily Show's John ...
12:15 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch AT&Ts Digital Life Home AutomationSecurity System To Debut In 8 Markets In March
CES hasnt even really started yet, but already some prevailing themes of the show have begun to emerge Im talking about tech that helps tie together disparate systems in your home into a a single, mo...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, January 8, 2013
Techcrunch BitPay Banks $510K In Investment To Become PayPal for Bitcoin, Already Has 2,100 Businesses On Board
Bitcoin, a heavily underground peer-to-peer payment solution, is starting to peek its head above ground. Today, a payment solutions company called Bitpay has announced $510K in investment, led by Shak...
11:58 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch AT&Ts Screen Pack Is No Netflix Competitor, And We Shouldnt Pretend That It Is
AT&Ts Screen Pack is not going to kill Netflix. Its not going to compete with Netflix. Its not going to take on Netflix. Its merely going to exist alongside Netflix until AT&T gets bored of it...
11:44 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch LG Adds Smartphone Game Upscaling And 3D Conversion To Ultra HD TVs
LG had a few tricks up its sleeve at CES 2013 that went beyond most of the rehashing it ran through of its smartphone announcements from the previous year. One in particular is the news that it will b...
11:17 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Walmarts Vudu Now Lets You Convert Your DVDs And Blu-Rays To Digital Copies From Your Home
Vudu is making it easier for users to convert their existing movies to digital, with the launch of a desktop app that will let them scan their discs at home. The VUDU To Go app, which will be availabl...
11:13 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Remitly, Formerly BeamIt, Raises $2.6M More For International Mobile Money Transfers
Mobile payments platform Remitly(formerly BeamIt), which allows U.S. users to transfer money overseas, has raised anadditional$2.6 million, bringing its total raise to date to $5.1 million. The new in...
11:03 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch FamilyLeaf, The YC-Backed Social Network For You And Your Kin, Adds 4 Advisors And A Snapchat-Like Feature For Sharing
When the family-based social network FamilyLeaf first made its debut as part of the Y Combinator Spring 2012 class, the startup set itself up as a kind of anti-Facebook: a place where relatives could ...
11:02 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Nielsen: TV Still King In Media Consumption; Only 16 Percent Of TV Homes Have Tablets
It's not too late for yet one more 2012 year-in-review report, and today's latest addition comes from Nielsen, which examined how Americans have been consuming content over the course of the past year...
10:52 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch LGs Smart Home Gets A Lot Smarter In 2013, The Company Reveals Its Vision At CES
LG held its press conference this morning at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, and while there wasn't much unveiled that we haven't seen before from the Korean company, there were smart home appliance updates th...
10:46 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Study: 20% Of Ad Spend On Facebook Now Goes To Mobile Ads
Facebook is making quick progress in growing its mobile advertising business according to major ad platform Kenshoo. It sees 20% of all Facebook ad spend going to mobile. That's a big boost from Octob...
10:33 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Associated Press Is Running Sponsored Tweets From Samsung During CES
Just in time for the CES show, a major media outlet is spinning out a little business out of Twitter. The Associated Press today announced that it has inked a deal with Samsung for the consumer electr...
10:09 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Opera Makes A Run For The Living Room With New TV App Store, SDK With YouTube Leanback Support
Opera has long harbored ambitions to bring its technology beyond mobile and the desktop and into the living room. Just in time for the start of CES, the company today unveiled its new TV app store and...
09:40 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Online Holiday Events Booking Platform GetYourGuide Raises $14M Series A To Internationalize Content, Zero In On Mobile
Swiss startup GetYourGuide, an online booking platform for holiday tours and attractions that started life as a student project three and a half years ago, has closed a $14 million Series A funding ro...
08:58 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch VC Fundraising Up In 2012 To $20.6 Billion; Strongest Year For IPOs Since 2000
A new report from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association released today finds that U.S. VC firm raised $20.6 billion from 182 funds in 2012, representing a 10 percent increase in...
08:58 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch VC Fundraising Up In 2012 To $20.6 Billion; Thanks To Facebook, Strongest Year For IPOs Since 2000 With $21.5 Billion Raised
A new report from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association released today finds that U.S. VC firms raised $20.6 billion from 182 funds in 2012, representing a 10 percent increase i...
08:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Smartphone Shipments To Top 1B For the First Time In 2013, But The Definition Of Smartphone Is Slipping: Deloitte
The smartphone boom is continuing apace,but with growth comes mutation: new figures out from Deloitteestimate that 2013 will be the first year that the industry collectively ships 1 billion smartphone...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Demand Media Bags 1.5M Domains After Acquiring Domain Registrar Name.com
Last we heard from Demand Media it was beating earnings expectations today, with a revenue performance up 17 percent in the second quarter and even boasting of a small profit. The 'social content' com...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Following AMD & Asus, BlueStacks Strikes Distribution Deal With Lenovo To Bring 750K Android Apps To Its PCs
The good news keeps rolling in for BlueStacks, the startup best known for making technology that enables one and all to download and use Android applications on their desktop PCs -- and more recently,...
07:53 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch IAC Acquires Tutor.com To Add An Education String To Its Consumer Web Portfolio
Media and internet company IAC has pocketed (yet) another web property -- picking up veteran online tutoring website Tutor.com for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition completed today, meaning Tutor.co...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Shutterfly Acquires ThisLifes Photo Organization And Sharing Platform
Confirming TechCrunch's earlier report, photo and personal publishing company Shutterfly is announcing this morning that it is acquiring the cloud-based photo and video organization platform ThisLife....
07:31 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Goodbye Annoying Clips: Fitbit Reveals The $99 Flex Activity Tracking Wristband
If there's one issue that seems to crop up often with Fitbit's eponymous line of fitness trackers, it's that they can be a little tough to keep track of -- our own Matt Burns ended up washing his, a t...
07:04 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Apple App Store: 40BN Downloads And Counting; 2BN+ In December, ~20BN In 2012
In a piece of classic Apple timing, Cupertino has just put out a press release to draw some eyeballs away from CES. Apple has announced that more than 40 billion apps have now been downloaded from its...
07:04 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Apple App Store: 40B Downloads And Counting; 2B+ In December, ~20B In 2012
In a piece of classic Apple timing, Cupertino has just issued a press release to draw some eyeballs away from CES. Apple has announced that more than 40 billion apps have now been downloaded from its ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Clipboard, The Evernote-Meets-Pinterest Clipping Service With 1.7 Clips To Date, Targets Education Sector With Strategic Investment From Scientia
Clipboard--the web clipping service that is a little like a cross between Evernote and Pinterest, racking up1.7 million clips since opening for private beta in October 2011 --has taken a strategic inv...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Clipboard, The Evernote-Meets-Pinterest Clipping Service With 1.7M Clips To Date, Targets Education Sector With Strategic Investment From Scientia
Clipboard--the web clipping service that is a little like a cross between Evernote and Pinterest, racking up1.7 million clips since opening for private beta in October 2011 --has taken a strategic inv...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Canon Debuts New Powershot Series That Paves The Way For Compact Cameras
Canon unveiled a host of new Powershot cameras at CES 2012, including the diminutive new Powershot N, a camera with lots of personality packed into an extremely small frame. The new Powershot N is a s...
06:06 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Procera Networks Buys Vineyard Networks For $28M To Beef Up Its Deep Packet Inspection Capabilities
Some consolidation in the world of network traffic management -- and specifically services involving the data-filtering process of deep-packet inspection. Procera Networks, the publicly-traded Fremont...
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix Inks Exclusive U.S. Online Rights To Warner Bros 2012-13 Drama Shows Including Revolution, The Following And The West Wing
The latest skirmish in the ongoing battle between pay-TV and over-the-top providers to woo customers by building the most alluring content ecosystems has been won by Netflix. The on-demand streaming v...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Disruptive Web Security Startup Shape Security Nabs $20M From Venrock, Google Ventures, Kleiner, Eric Schmidt
Shape Security, a company that wants to disrupt web security technology, has raised $20 million in Series B financing round led by Venrock, with participation from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers...
04:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Founder Of Aftermarket Ticket Exchange Seatwave Departs As CEO To Start Next Chapter
Six and a half years after starting the company, Joe Cohen, the founder of aftermarket ticket exchange Seatwave, has announced that he is giving up the role of CEO to become non-executive Chairman. In...
04:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch As Demand For Tablets, Smartphones And Connected Screens Soars, Pure Play Devices Under Threat, Says Accenture
Attention dumbphones, point-and-shoot cameras and music players: sorry to tell you this, but it looks like your days may be numbered. According to a new survey out from Accenture (embedded below and r...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Ovuline Raises $1.4M From Lightbank, David Cohen And Others To Help Women Track Fertility And Pregnancy
Ovuline, a company that helps women track their fertility and pregnancy online, has raised $1.4 million in seed financing led by Lightbank with participation from Launch Capital, LionBird and Techstar...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch iHeartRadio Copies Songzas Music Concierge Feature With Its New Activity-Based Perfect For Playlist Finder
Clear Channel's iHeartRadio launches a new feature today called "Perfect for." Available on iHeartRadio's website and in its mobile apps, the company has shamelessly copied Songza's popular music conc...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch iHeartRadio Copies Songzas Music Concierge Feature
Clear Channel's iHeartRadio launches a new feature today called "Perfect for." Available on iHeartRadio's website and in its mobile apps, the company has shamelessly copied Songza's popular music conc...
02:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Paymill, The Samwer Stripe Clone, Raises $13M From Serial Rocket Internet Backer Holtzbrinck Ventures And New Investor Sunstone
Paymill, the Rocket-Internet incubated online payments company that works like developer-friendlyStripeby offering users an API to quickly integrate card transactions, is today announcing that it has ...
02:37 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch HTC Q4: Profits Slide To Just $34M For The Quarter, 91% Drop Year-On-Year Its Lowest Profit Since 2004
It was always clear Q4 would be difficult for HTC, as the company continues to struggle to make itself heard in a space dominated by its Android OEM rival Samsung, but exactly how difficult has been m...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Insta-Opportunism: Tadaa Sees 500K New Users, 3M Images Ported, Post-Instagram ToS Fall Out
One company's stumble is another company's opportunity. And so it should be no surprise to see competing photo-sharing sites attempt to benefit from the very public Instagram Terms of Service fall out...
01:32 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Nvidia Outs Next-Gen Tegra 4 Quad-Core A15 LTE-Enabled Mobile Chip; Also Unboxes Project Shield: Open Gaming Handheld That Supports Android, PC Titles
Nvidia has outed its next-gen Tegra 4 mobile CPU at CES. As expected, the chip packs 72 GPU cores, offering a 6x bump on the Tegra 3's graphics processing performance -- to make the most of higher re...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Roku Now Has 700 Channels, Including Time Warner Cable; Also Has 14 TV Manufacturers Compatible With Its Streaming Stick
Roku is announcing at CES today a significant milestone both in the amount of content and the number of devices that are compatible with its USB-sized streaming stick. The company now has more than 70...
12:51 pm GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Facing Regulatory Heat, GREE Apologizes, Pledges Refunds After Over-Charging Minors
About a year after it faced regulatory scrutiny for certain kinds of game mechanics, GREE said today that it accidentally overcharged minors in some of its free-to-play games. The Japanese gaming comp...
11:45 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch With Over 300 Pro Athletes On Board, Egraphs Wants To Reinvent And Personalize The Autograph For The Digital Era
For sports fans, and fans in general, nothing beats meeting your favorite athlete, celebrity or musician and getting to capture that experience -- a signed photo, shirt, etc. -- take it home with you ...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch LEGO Mindstorms EV3: The Better, Faster, Stronger Generation Of Robotic Programming
Lego is back with another generation of MindStorms, the company's consumer robotics line aimed at introducing application programming to a younger generation. Kids these days grow up with so much focu...
08:35 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Sensus Case Adds Back And Side Touch Controls To The iPhone
The Sensus Case is at CES 2013, and it brings touch controls to the iPhone that go way beyond the screen. Touch-sensitive panels on the back (which can detect 10 points of input at once) and sides of ...
08:22 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch No, We Were Not Trying To Trademark Rumor Sunday!
You know, I love Aol. I seriously do. The company has some stellar health and dental benefits and they brought Mike and MG backand there are definitely some individuals who work there that go above an...
08:14 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Hands-On With The Apex HD+ Goggles: Simple Video Streaming For Snowbunnies
Now I'm hardly what you'd call an athlete, but I've often been sucked into a sport because of some of the gadgets involved (don't ask me how many fitness trackers I've bought since I started running)....
07:32 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Belkin WeMo Light Switch Looks And Feels Like A Light Switch, But With Wi-Fi Control For $50
The Belkin WeMo line is designed to bring Wi-Fi connected remote home automation to the masses, without expensive, whole home system upgrades. The existing WeMo outlet is a little bulky, but it makes ...
06:30 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Join Us Live From CES Unveiled, The First Official Event Of CES 2013 #CEScrunch
CES 2013 is here! Join us live with the live video stream above and send us questions and comments with the hashtag #CEScrunch.Tonight, on a cool Sunday evening, CES 2013 officially kicks off in the b...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Hands-On With Redbox Instant By Verizon: Not Really A Netflix Killer. But Then, What Is?
Redboxs long-awaited streaming video service is almost here, thanks to a partnership with Verizon that was announced in July. I lucked out and got an invite to the service, which was launched in beta ...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Hands On With Redbox Instant By Verizon: Not Really A Netflix Killer. But Then, What Is?
Redboxs long-awaited streaming video service is almost here, thanks to a partnership with Verizon that was announced in July. I lucked out and got an invite to the service, which was launched in beta ...
04:30 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Mike Rothenberg, The 27-Year-Old Whose Seed Fund Could Be The Best Bang For Your Cap Table Buck
When you're a rookie, you've got to hustle, and Mike Rothenberg is ready to bring some sweat to venture. Today he unveils his seed fund Rothenberg Ventures. With up to $5 million to invest, it's alrea...
04:30 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Mike Rothenberg, The 28-Year-Old Whose Seed Fund Could Be The Best Bang For Your Cap Table Buck
When you're a rookie, you've got to hustle, and Mike Rothenberg is ready to bring some sweat to venture. Today he unveils his seed fund Rothenberg Ventures. With up to $5 million to invest, it's alrea...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Polar Demonstrates Exactly What To Do If Your Apps User Base Is Becoming Too Teen-Centric
It happens to the best of entrepreneurs, that service, app or site that you set up finds an audience that totally blows your mind. You thought that a certain set of people would flock to your app like...
03:30 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Reddit Rumored To Be Raising Money, At A $400 Million Valuation
Welcome to yet another Rumor Sunday. In 2011, Reddit was spun out of Conde Nast as a standalone company, but the publishing giant kept full ownership. At the time, Peter Kafka of AllthingsD reported t...
03:15 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Google Makes A Deal With The FTC, The HotCold Apple And Waze Deal, 2013s M&A Surge
2013 certainly started off with a bang in terms of tech business news, so we had a lot to talk about for CrunchWeek, that very special 10 minutes or so wherein a few of us writers gather 'round the Te...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch After Disappearing For More Than 3 Years, Why The Lucky Stiff Returns To The Internet
With few exceptions, the world of developers (and startups in general), is really known for its scandals. But when Ruby icon Why the Luck Stuff (also known simply as _why) suddenly took all of his pro...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Startups: Keep It Simple, Stupid
Why some startups soar to great heights while others stumble and fall is almost impossible to answer without digging into the detail of each, on a case-by-case basis. So many factors affect success --...
01:15 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch Craigslist Slowly Expands Its Maps To Items For Sale, Starting First With Yard Sales And Flea Markets
Craigslist has started to add maps to its sales listings, letting people view not just what items are being sold, but where those items are located on a map. Craigslist appears to be starting off with...
01:06 am GMT - Mon, January 7, 2013
Techcrunch IRC Has Lost 60% Of Its Users Since 2003, But Life As A Robot Is Just Beginning
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) has lost 60 percent of its users, going from 1 million in 2003 to about 400,000 today. And IRC channels? In 2003 there were 500,000; now there is half that number. This is du...
11:58 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2013
Techcrunch HBO Inks Exclusive Deal With Universal To Keep Content Out Of Netflixs Hands
HBOtoday has won a battle in the over-the-top content wars: the pay-TV giant has inked a deal with Universal Pictures that extendsUniversal Pictures and Focus Features films appearing onHBO’s TV...
11:58 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2013
Techcrunch HBO Inks Exclusive, 10-Year Deal With Universal To Keep Content Out Of Netflixs Hands
HBOtoday has won a battle in the over-the-top content wars. The pay-TV giant has inked a deal with Universal Pictures that extendsUniversal Pictures and Focus Features films appearing onHBO’s TV...
11:54 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2013
Techcrunch Googles New Director Of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil, Is Building Your Cybernetic Friend
World-renowned artificial intelligence expert and Google's new Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil, wants to build a search engine so sophisticated that it could act like a 'cybernetic friend,' who ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2013
Techcrunch Iterations: Traction Capital
There are many misconceptions about technology-focused venture capital out there. One timeless misconception is that venture capital is monolithic. By now, given the attention driving the tech scene a...
10:39 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2013
Techcrunch An Imaginary War, A Wikipedia Hoax
Wikipedia editors unearthed a clever hoax perpetrated on the web's gullible netizens, sending the mighty "Bicholim Conflict" back to where it originated: non-existence. For 5 years, the imaginary year...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2013
Techcrunch Circuit Breaker
There's something I've always hoped for but never seems to appear: A hardware switch to disconnect my device from all outside communication. Call me paranoid, but airplane mode just isn't good enough ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2013
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: The Shape Of Sounds To Come
Editors note:Ross Rubinis principal analyst atReticle Researchand blogs atTechspressive.Whether you rocked your New Years Eve Gangnam Style, fed your Bieber fever or just took in a traditional Auld La...
06:45 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2013
Techcrunch Facebooks Stance On Protecting User Data Challenged In Oregon Murder Case
Facebook has been cooperating with law-enforcement officials for some time when it comes to handing over user data as evidence in court cases. But the situation is less clear when those legal requests...
06:02 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2013
Techcrunch Fujifilm X100S Fixed Lens Camera Debuts, Adding High-Speed Autofocus And Better Low-Light Performance
Fujifilm unveiled its latest camera today just ahead of the official start of CES, via a press release on its website. The new X100S is a successor to Fujifilm's well-received X100, the fixed prime le...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 6, 2013
Techcrunch For Startups In Search Of A Celebrity Partner, Go Beyond The Name
Editor's note:Sameer Mehta is the CEO and co-founder of 12Society, along with celebrities Nas, Michael Strahan, Nick Cannon,Tim Lincecum,Blake Griffin, and Kevin Love.I recently had a chance to sit ba...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, January 6, 2013
Techcrunch Desperately Seeking Startup Skills: Where Highly Sought-After Folks Hang Out
Editor's note: Jon Bischke is a founder ofEnteloand is an advisor to several startups.For many startups, the New Year means a new hiring plan. There is high demand for a select group of individuals wi...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, January 6, 2013
Techcrunch In Defense Of The Humble App Walkthrough
Editor's note:Aaron Travis is vice president of user experience at Citigroup and CEO ofPolySuite.com.When starting a new web or mobile app, you may find yourself confronted with an instructional walkt...
06:55 am GMT - Sun, January 6, 2013
Techcrunch Google Pledges To Restore In-Browser Maps Access To Deprived Windows Phone Users
Rejoice, Windows Phone users: your daylong Google Maps crisis will soon be over. After causing quite a kerfuffle the other day by effectively blocking Windows Phone users from accessing Google Maps in...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, January 6, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: Here Come Local Mobile Games
While the single- and parallel-game types have streaked ahead on mobile platforms, multiplayer games has been more tentative. Particular "local" multiplayer games, of the kind that you play with frien...
01:26 am GMT - Sun, January 6, 2013
Techcrunch The Fifth Horsemen: Samsung
We all know the four horsemen of tech: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. These are the companies that pretty much everyone agrees will shape the foreseeable future of the tech sector. In some circl...
01:26 am GMT - Sun, January 6, 2013
Techcrunch The Fifth Horseman: Samsung
We all know the four horsemen of tech: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. These are the companies that pretty much everyone agrees will shape the foreseeable future of the tech sector. In some circl...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 5, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Two Clouds and a Screen
The Gillmor Gang John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor made it past the Fiscal Cliff in good order and got back to the day job: buying stuff. With CES on the horiz...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 5, 2013
Techcrunch Why We Need To Kill Big Data
It's the New Year and along with resolutions about eating healthier, being kinder and exercising more frequently, I'd like to add one more to the list. Let's banish the term "big data" with pivot, clo...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 5, 2013
Techcrunch Investing In 2013: Its About Time, Not Location
Editor's note:Bill Lee is the CEO and co-founder of Twist, an investor in companies such as SpaceX, Tesla Motors, and Yammer, and board member of Big Fish Games.I constantly field questions about the ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 5, 2013
Techcrunch Enter The Dronenet
Here's my favorite Big Idea of the year so far, via John Robb, who's always worth your attention: The Dronenet, a "short distance drone delivery service built on an open protocol."He fleshes it out in...
10:30 am GMT - Sat, January 5, 2013
Techcrunch AWS Needs To Figure Out Its Enterprise Plan
Editor's note: Rodney Rogers is chairman and CEO of Virtustream. Im a large enterprise and my ears are ringing. I hear that you, AWS, know exactly what I need. Before I get into that, AWS, I want to l...
07:56 am GMT - Sat, January 5, 2013
Techcrunch Publishing Startup Graphicly Raising $1M More As It Aims For Profitability
Graphicly is about to close a $1 million bridge round of funding, as first revealed in a regulatory filing.The company started out as a marketplace for digital comics, but last year it launched a new ...
07:32 am GMT - Sat, January 5, 2013
Techcrunch Zyngas One Standout From Its String Of Sequels Has Been Farmville 2
Sequels can be risky business for embattled social game developer Zynga. They can extend the lifespan of a popular franchise like Farmville. But they also siphon away players from the original game. S...
07:27 am GMT - Sat, January 5, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Gaming Platform Heyzap Confirms $4.3M Round From Union Square And Qualcomm
Heyzap, which built a social platform for mobile games, has raised $4.3 million in Series B funding.The round was revealed in a regulatory filing (first spotted by The Next Web). Co-founder Jude Gomil...
03:50 am GMT - Sat, January 5, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Mobile User Counts Revealed: 192M Android, 147M iPhone, 48M iPad, 56M Messenger
Facebook keeps user counts for its mobile apps hidden, but researcher Benedict Evans found a way to uncover them and they provide critical insight into the direction and performance of Facebook's mobi...
02:47 am GMT - Sat, January 5, 2013
Techcrunch The Weekly Good: A Star Is (Re)Born, The Lester Chambers Story
Your song hits the Billboard Hot 100 Charts at number 11, you and your brothers have played with the likes of The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, things are great, you're on fire. You've got it made, right?...
02:39 am GMT - Sat, January 5, 2013
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