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11:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Lets Advertisers Tap Purchase Data Partners To Target Customers, Categories Like Car-Buyers
Through new partnerships with top online and offline purchase data providers Datalogix, Epsilon, Acxiom, and BlueKai, Facebook is allowing advertisers to target hashed lists of existing and potential ...
11:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Google Expands Search Field Trial To Include Results From Your Calendar On Its Search Results Pages
Google just announced that users who participate in its Gmail and Google.com search field trial will now also see results from their personal calendar on Google's search results pages. You can see the...
11:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Stanford Grad Files Lawsuit Claiming He Came Up With Snapchat, Snapchat Calls Lawsuit Devoid Of Merit
In what appears to be a cyclical recurrence of post-success litigation, Snapchat is being sued by a man from South Carolina named Frank Reginald Brown IV, who claims that he originally came up with th...
11:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Socialcam Improves Video Quality On iPhone App To 720p, Adds Video HDR And Redesigned Visual Effects
Its been about nine months since Socialcam was acquired by Autodesk, and the company continues to innovate. Its just released a new version of its iPhone app and has a new Android app coming soon. Eve...
11:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Hardware Hackers, Join Us At Disrupt In New York
I love hardware. That's why I want you guys to bring some of the coolest hardware projects imaginable to Disrupt New York year. That's why I want you guys in our Hardware Alley....
11:14 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch This Bluetooth Smart Trigger Turns Your iPhone Into A Canon DSLR Remote And Intervalometer
If you're into DSLR photography, remotely controlling the thing is a pretty common want for new users and seasoned veterans alike. Satechi's BT Smart Trigger is a remote that works with a range of Can...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Comcast Ventures Michael Yang, Javelins Nah Doyle, And AngelLists Naval Ravikant
We've got a busy week ahead in the TechCrunch TV studio for our Ask A VC series, where you put VCs in the hot seat. First up we have Comcast Ventures' Managing Director Michael Yang.Later in the week,...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Group Photo Sharing Is a Fustercluck, But It Doesnt Have To Be With Cluster
New photo-sharing app Cluster is focused on sharing photos with one's friends and family after a shared experience. Just like its namesake, the idea behind the app is to create a "cluster" of photos, ...
10:46 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch UChek Is A New App That Does Mobile Urinalysis On The Cheap
Like to use your iPhone on the toilet? Myshkin Ingawale has an app for that. Ignawale is the co-founder of Biosense, a med tech company based in Mumbai that specializes in cheap and functional medical...
10:36 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Sharethrough Launches A Native Ad Leaderboard To Highlight The Sponsored Content Thats Most Shared
Sharethrough, a startup that's focused on native advertising (a topic that CEO Dan Greenberg has discussed in several TechCrunch guest columns), is launching a new way to browse the most popular nativ...
10:26 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Its Not Just Best Buy Study Finds Most At-Risk Retailers From Shoppers Showrooming Behaviors Are Home, Toy And Pet Stores
Placed, the Madrona-backed location analytics startup which emerged from stealth around a year ago, has today released a study which details which retailers are more likely impacted bythe so-called "s...
10:09 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Social Ad Platform LocalResponse Raises $1.5M From Cava Capital, Verizon And Others
LocalResponse, a network that targets ads based on social network data, has raised another $1.2 million in funding, we've confirmed with the company. Investors Cava Capital, Extreme Venture Partners, ...
10:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Googles Chrome Super Sync Sports Turns Your Smartphones Browser Into A Game Controller
Google’s Super Sync Sports Chrome Experiment is what happens when you put modern web technology, smartphones and a love of 80s sports games into one rather wacky package where cupcakes race moos...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Snaptee Gets $600K In Seed Funding To Turn Smartphone Users Into T-Shirt Designers
With just a few taps on the screen of your iOS device, Snaptee lets you turn your photos into a stylish graphic T-shirt. Ten thousand designs have already been created by the app's users since it went...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Foundation: Using Liquid Nitrogen And Tech To Create The Worlds Best Ice Cream
In the latest episode of my Foundation video series, I talk with Smitten Ice Cream Founder Robyn Sue Fisher.Robyn Sue explains how she built a solid alumni network at the Stanford d.school, why she tu...
09:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch With $15M From Norwest, Battery, DFJ & More, StellaService Is Building An Independent Ranking System For Customer Service
StellaService, a startup that measures and benchmarks the customer service performance of online businesses, announced this morning that it has raised $15 million in series B financing. The round was ...
09:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch With $15M From Norwest, Battery, DFJ & More, StellaService Is On A Mission To Build The Nielsen For eCustomer Service
StellaService, a startup that measures and benchmarks the customer service performance of online businesses, announced this morning that it has raised $15 million in series B financing. The round was ...
09:41 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Apple, Facebook Tell Supreme Court That Marriage Equality Is A Business Imperative
Dozens of major U.S. companies have come out in support of marriage equality, including Apple, Facebook, eBay, and Intel. In legal briefings submitted to help overturn California's ballot initiative, ...
09:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch JethroData Raises $4.5M For New Analytics Database That Addresses Hadoops Achilles Heel
JethroData, an analytics database company based upon Hadoop, announced today it has closed a $4.5 million investment round led by Pitango Venture Capital.JethroData, based in Israel, combines the stor...
09:17 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Yota Devices Becomes Qualcomm Licensee, Which Should Help Its Chances Of Going Global
Yota Devices, the Russian company that has nerds like me excited with its combo e-ink/LCD display smartphone designs, today announced at MWC that it has entered into a software licensing agreement wit...
08:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Announcing TechCrunch Disrupt Europe And Hackathon In Berlin October 26-29
It's with great pleasure that we can now reveal that TechCrunch's major conference, Disrupt, will be coming to Europe this October.Since TechCrunch started a European operation in 2007 we've been high...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Coinstar Expands Rollout Of Its PayPal-Powered, Coin-Counting Kiosks
PayPal is today announcing an expanded relationship with Coinstar, which you know as the maker of those coin-counting machines that you dump your collected pocket change into, in return for actual dol...
08:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Spotify Updates iOS App With Revamped Interface, New Navigation Tools
Fresh on the heels of a Windows Phone 8 launch, Spotify has just released a major update to its iOS app, which revamps the interface quite a bit. The latest version is dubbed Spotify 0.6.0, and it cle...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Practice Fusion Makes Its First Acquisition, Scoops Up Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman-Backed Mobile Health Startup 100Plus
With nearly $70 million raised since its inception in 2005, Practice Fusion has become the frontrunner in the multi-horse race to become the go-to electronic health record platform. When Josh spoke to...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Practice Fusion Makes First Acquisition In Thiel-Backed Mobile Health Startup 100Plus To Help It Build Products For Patients
With nearly $70 million raised since its inception in 2005, Practice Fusion has become the frontrunner in the multi-horse race to become the go-to electronic health record platform. When Josh spoke to...
07:47 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Amazons Streaming Music Service Goes Big Screen With Debut Of Cloud Player For iPad
Only a couple of weeks after announcing Amazon Cloud Player integration with Ford SYNC's AppLink platform, the company has today updated its iOS application with native support for the Apple iPad. The...
07:31 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Bug In Kindle Update For iOS Deletes Users Entire Library, Amazon Warns Users Not To Update
Amazon yesterday updated its Kindle for iOS app, which works across iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, to version 3.6.1. The update was meant to fix a few bugs as well as the registration process. Instead, ...
07:18 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Designer Imagines What An iPhone Phablet And iPhone Mini Might Look Like
Big screens are the talk of the town at MWC. Got nothing else to announce that makes your handset stand out from the crowd? Throw a huge screen on the sucker. Or just put phone features in a tablet an...
07:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Be The Life Of The Cubicle Farm With A DIY Sound-Sensing Tie
When I used to work in Fairfax, Virginia as a computer consultant during the dot-com boom (actually I was a documentation specialist) we'd all go down to Pizza Hut for their lunch buffet. They had piz...
07:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch With $2M In The Bank, Kickboard Is On A Mission To Help Teachers Unlock Student Data
Kickboard, a New Orleans-based startup that aims to help teachers and schools better capture, analyze and share student performance data, announced today that it has secured $2 million in series A fin...
07:03 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Navigation App Waze Adds Road Closure Reporting Feature, Says It Now Has 40M Users
Waze, the app that uses crowdsourced data to build its maps and provide real-time traffic information, is introducing a new feature today allowing users to report road closures.This seems like a prett...
07:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch No Wi-Fi, No Problem Restaurant Waitlisting App For iPad NoshList Comes To Smartphones
NoshList, the restaurant waitlisting app for iPad launched just over a year ago, is today making its way to smartphones, including both the iPhone and Android devices. Although possibly not the ideal ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches Updated Office 365 For Business, Adds ProPlus With Full Office Apps And New Small And Medium Business Versions
A month after launching its subscription-based Office 365 Home Premium for individuals, Microsoft today launched a major update to Office 365 for business users. Just like in its previous incarnation,...
06:36 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Six Weeks From Launch, Mint For Student Loans Contender Tuition.io Hits $250M Under Management, Lands $1M In Seed
Currently, outstanding national student loan debt is over $1 trillion, $864 billion of which is backed by ye olde federal government. According to the Center for American Progress, the majority of tho...
06:10 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Brightcove Introduces Native Video Players For iOS And Android, Will Discontinue HTML5-Based Hybrid Approach
Brightcove, one of the leading cloud content delivery providers in the world, today announced an end to a major experiment, and the start of something new for its mobile video app platform. The compan...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch TripIt Founders Launch Chairish, A Consignment Marketplace To Sell Pre-Owned Home Furniture
After selling travel itinerary startup TripIt to Concur for $120 million, the startup's co-founders, Gregg Brockway and his team are launching their newest ventureChairish. Chairish is an online cons...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Leap Motion Controller Ships Pre-Orders May 13, Hits Best Buy Store Shelves May 19 For $79.99
Leap Motion today announced that its innovative motion controller for PCs will start shipping to pre-order buyers beginning May 13, and will launch in the U.S. at Best Buy locations on May 19. Full re...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Data Storage Software Company Nexenta Systems Raises $24M
Data storage software company Nexenta has raised $24 million in Series D financing led by new investor Four Rivers Group, with participation by existing investors Menlo Ventures, TransLink Capital, Ja...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Why Qualcomm Wants To Bring Ultrasound Transmitters To Smartphones And Tablets
Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has a track record of pushing new capabilities into its chips faster than its competitors in a bid to carve out a bigger chunk of the market -- and one of its latest acquisit...
04:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Takes Note Of Apples Passbook And Fires Back With Its Own Wallet App
Im no great fan of Apples Passbook, but it seems at least a few people at Samsung have taken a shine to the same general concept. Earlier today, Samsung officially outed a new Samsung Wallet app at it...
04:43 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Bango To Power Payments In Mozillas Firefox OS App Store, Offering Carrier Billing By Default
Earlier this week, Mozilla made a splash at the start of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with the official launch of the first phones to be made on its new Firefox OS smartphone platform, and t...
04:04 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox CEO Drew Houston Opens The Door To Samsungs Competitors: Wed Love To Work With You
Drew Houston, the CEO of Dropbox, said that staying independent was a key part of Dropbox's strategy; and with mobile being the most important platform for picking up new users, Dropbox was looking fo...
03:19 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Quib.ly Launches As A Q&A Site To Help Parents Get Clued Up In The Digital Age
Aiming to solve the problem faced by parents who are outpaced by technology, Quib.ly officially launches today as a new Q&A site that invites parents to post questions on a range of technology and...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Big Silo-busting, Startup-unleashing Healthcare Move by Federal Government
Editors note:Dave Chaseis the CEO ofAvado.com, a patient portal and relationship management company that was aTechCrunch Disrupt finalist. Previously he was a management consultant for Accentures heal...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Federal Government Makes Silo-Busting, Startup-Unleashing Healthcare Move
Editors note:Dave Chaseis the CEO ofAvado.com, a patient portal and relationship management company that was aTechCrunch Disrupt finalist.For the first time, the federal government has provided large ...
12:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Computer Science Education Had A Good Day In America
America's elite institutions came out in full force for computer science education. First, the House of Representatives voted to update its traditional students arts competition to include a nationwid...
12:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Writer Update, Sat 0216 Fri 0222
Every week, Eric and Alexia update the TechCrunch editorial team on our performance, providing important stat breakdowns for the week, such as total number of posts and pageviews. They also provide up...
10:21 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch China Plans To Expand 4M Broadband Coverage To 70% Of Its Internet Users
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) minister Miao Wei announced yesterday(link via Google Translate)that the Chinese government plans to increase the number of households wi...
10:01 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Debuts Photoshop Touch For Phones, Bringing The Full Power Of The Tablet Version To Your Pocket
Adobe mobile Photoshop strategy has so far kept more heavyweight editing to tablets with Photoshop Touch, and left the iPhone with Photoshop Express. But today the company has officially released Phot...
07:58 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest For Products Wanelo Raises At North Of $100M
You wouldn't think that a Pinterest where you can buy stuffwould be one of the hottest Series A deals of the quarter, but it was.Wanelo, a site that allows you to bookmark items that you like, and, th...
06:30 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch EAs Digital EVP, Playfish Co-Founder Kristian Segerstrale Departs
Kristian Segerstrale, the EA executive who was in charge of leading the company into a games-as-a-service era, has just left the company. CEO John Riccitiello just announced it in an internal memo and...
06:00 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Inside Cook Taste Eat, The Startup From Celebrity Chef Michael Mina That Wants To Be The Webs Foodie Destination
Celebrity chef Michael Mina has certainly conquered the world of haute cuisine. Through his Mina Group, he operates more than a dozen award-winning high end restaurants around the world, with his name...
04:58 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Squeeze Virtual Reality With The YC Hardware Hackathon-Winning Cyborg Glove [Video]
What if you could actually grasp the sword you pick up in a video game, or if surgeons could feel their robots hit bone? That's the promise of the Tactilous glove, which won this weekend's Upverter &p...
04:58 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Squeeze Virtual Reality With The Upverter + YC Hardware Hackathon-Winning Cyborg Glove [Video]
What if you could actually grasp the sword you pick up in a video game, or if surgeons could feel their robots hit bone? That's the promise of the Tactilous glove, which won this weekend's Upverter &p...
04:41 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Budding Service Management App Mhelpdesk Hits 5K Customers
Mhelpdesk is fielding a message to small businesses: help us help you. Headaches can ensue when businesses use separate applications to manage the daunting inflow and outflow of service tickets, sched...
04:26 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch The Super-Slim Xperia Tablet Z Feels Like Sonys Finest Tablet Yet
After Sony released a string of curious Android tablets that failed to catch on, the company had no choice but to go back to the drawing table and try something different.That something different woun...
04:02 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch How Bad Did Analytics Bugs Fool Facebook Pages? Reach Looked Down 14% When It Wasnt
Months of mysterious Insights bugs duped Facebook Page owners. The median Page's analytics showed it reached 14.39 percent fewer people than it actually did, according to early data and graphs from Ed...
03:50 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Orange Throws Its Weight Behind Tizen OS, With Phones Launching In France In Q3 Other Markets In 2014
All the mobile OS underdogs are coming out to play at this year's Mobile World Congress, rushing in to fill the void left by Google's lack of any Android marketing mania. Now it's Tizen's turn. At an ...
02:28 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry Launches BBM Money Pilot In Indonesia
BlackBerry may be launching a new platform in certain markets to try to win back users, but it's focusing on service additions in other places where the BlackBerry install base remains strong. Today i...
02:14 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Calling All Startups, Get Ready For TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco
For the fourth year in a row, TechCrunch Disrupt will take over the San Francisco Design Center Concourse, and we're bringing the hottest startups and best minds in the industry with us. Block off Sep...
01:53 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Tech Analytics Startup Synapsify Nabs $600K Seed Round Led By ICG Ventures
Tech analytics startup Synapsify announced a whopping $600,000 in seed money today from a cluster of investors that includes ICG Ventures, Fortify Ventures, and Middleland Capital. Its just another pa...
01:21 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Onswipe Data Suggests Kindle Fire Maintained Its Holiday Traffic Bump, While Nexus 7 Shed Share
Last year, Onswipe noticed that despite considerable growth for the Kindle Fire during its first holiday sales season, interest seemed to drop off pretty quick a month or so after all the gifts were u...
01:19 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Instagram Hits 100 Million Monthly Users 28 Months After Launch
From just two guys at rented desks to a $715 million sale to Facebook, a second wind on Android and a mess of privacy scares, Instagram today announced 100 million people use it every month to share t...
01:12 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch The Chromebook Pixel Is The Most Brilliant Laptop Youll Never Buy
Wait. Thats a touchscreen?!That wasnt the first thought that popped into my head when I started to use the Chromebook Pixel -- it was about the tenth. But thats only because it seemed impossible that ...
01:06 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Former Lolapps Engineers Launch Rollbar, An Error-Tracking Platform For Developers That Has A Sense Of History
Rollbar (formerly Ratchet.io), an error tracking product for developers, is launching its product out of a beta today, following nine months of private testing. Founded by former Lolapps engineers and...
12:26 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Google+ Sign-In Sounds Simple For Users, But Lacks The Personal Info And Distribution Devs Need
Growth, to reach more users, and data, to improve the experience. That's what apps need in an identity and social system. They're what Facebook and Twitter deliver, and what the new Google+ Sign-...
12:26 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Google+ Sign-In Sounds Simple For Users, But Lacks The Personal Info And Distribution Developers Need
Growth, to reach more users, and data, to improve the experience. That's what apps need in an identity and social system. They're what Facebook and Twitter deliver, and what the new Google+ Sign-...
12:04 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Intel Launches Hadoop Distribution And Project Rhino, An Effort To Bring Better Security To Big Data
Intel has launched its own Hadoop distribution, entering an already crowded market of major players all looking to get a piece of the big data pie. The company also announced an open-source effort to ...
12:04 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Congress Should Listen To Marissa Mayer
Congress could learn some lessons from Silicon Valley. Extreme partisan gridlock over the federal budget is inching the country closer to drastic spending cuts, known ominously as "the sequester." Yet...
12:04 am GMT - Wed, February 27, 2013
Techcrunch Relaxation Resource Calm.com Launches iPhone App That Helps You Chill, Grabs $415K In Angel Funding
Calm.com, which began as a website that helped busy, information-overloaded web workers take a mental break, is now turning into a real business. The company is today announcing a $415,000 round of fu...
11:37 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Operas CEO On Innovation And Privacy, And A First Look At Its New WebKit-Based Browser For Android [TCTV]
Web browser company Opera Software, now 300 million users strong, caught the world off guard the other week when it announced that it would be ditching its own Presto framework and moving instead to G...
11:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch With Its New Medical Language iPad App, Swiftkey Edges Closer To The iOS Platform
Switftkey the intuitive typing interface for smartphones which has made its way into some Android phones and is reputedly behind the new BlackBerry touchscreen keyboard (though the company declines t...
11:32 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On The Cloud: How Digital Technology Is Making Us More Human
The Pulitzer Prize winning technology journalist Matt Richtel is one of the New York Times' crown jewels. But while Richtel works his Silicon Valley beat during the day, he has a much darker night-tim...
11:26 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Improved Spell Checker For Chrome And Docs
With the release of the latest Chrome Beta today (version 26), Google is rolling outa new spell checker inside its browser and on Google Docs. The new version features support for three additional lan...
11:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch The Ego! Smartmouse Combines Hardware Authentication With A Mouse That Doubles As A Motion Controller
A new Kickstarter project called the Ego! Smartmouse blends together some recent trends in computing, including hardware identity authentication and 3D motion control to come up with a unique input de...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Death To The Bundle! Cablevision Sues Viacom Over Requirement To Carry Networks Youve Never Heard Of
New York-based cable company Cablevision is suing cross-town content partner Viacom. The lawsuit is over Viacoms requirement for Cablevision to carry a bunch of channels its users dont watch, in order...
10:51 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch AppTrailers Expands Beyond, Uh, App Trailers By Adding TV Trailers, Too
AppRedeem recently launched a new version of its AppTrailers app, which now allows users to watch TV show trailers too, and to earn points (and eventually rewards) for watching.There's a new section i...
10:50 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch VidIQ Raises $800,000 From Mark Cuban And Others To Give YouTube Producers Actionable Analytics
VidIQ hopes to provide a layer of analytics on YouTube, as a way to help those who distribute their content on on the platform be they brands, marketers, or independent producers to reach more viewe...
10:34 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Zaranga Adds Dynamic, Priceline-Style Purchasing To Vacation Rentals
The business of holiday home rentals has been one of the most natural areas to migrate to the world of e-commerce -- the ability to search for and view lots of properties makes it a significant improv...
10:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Preorders For The Gaming-Focused Razer Edge Tablet Start March 1st, Ships Later In The Month
Surface Pro fanboys? Take notice. Your hot little tablet will soon be the runner-up in the ever-growing category of "incredibly expensive Windows 8 tablets aimed at a tiny, but rabid demographic". Raz...
10:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Preorders For TheGaming-Focused Razer Edge Tablet Start March 1st, Prices Start At $999
Surface Pro fanboys? Take notice. Your hot little tablet will soon be the runner-up in the ever-growing category of "incredibly expensive Windows 8 tablets aimed at a tiny, but rabid demographic". Raz...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Startup Accelerator Rock Health Now Accepts Applications Exclusively Through AngelList
500 Startups just announced recently that it would be using AngelList, a service that matches early-stage startups with investors, exclusively for startup applications to the incubator. Now Rock Healt...
10:18 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Andy Rubin: Google Has No Plans To Launch Retail Stores
In a roundtable discussion with reporters today, Google's head of Android Andy Rubin came right out and flatly denied the search giant was considering the launch of retail locations. "Google has no pl...
10:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Pandora Competitor Senzari Rebrands Its Music Service Wahwah, Goes Mobile-First With New Personalized Radio App
Senzari, the Miami-based Pandora competitor backed by $3 million in funding from 500 Startups and other angels, is making good on its recent acquisition of the Berlin-based streaming music app Wahwah....
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Venture Assistance: A Philosophical View Of What Boards Should And Should Not Do
Editors note:Legendary investor Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures.Most VCs pitch their venture firms as value added to a companys entrepreneurial founders. Personally, I think leading VC ...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Former Square COO Keith Rabois Joins Square Investor Khosla Ventures As Partner
Keith Rabois is going to be a full-time investor after more than a decade in operating roles. And fittingly, he’ll be doing that as a partner at Khosla Ventures — a high-powered firm as fe...
09:04 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Google+ Sign-In For Mobile And Web With New Selective And Interactive Sharing, One-Click Android App Installs
Google just announced a major update to itsGoogle+ platform that aims to replace today's ubiquitous Google sign-ins on third-party sites with Google+ logins. The new Google+ account-bas...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch With Help From Watchwith, Fox Syncs Social TV Content With Second-Screen Apps Shazam, Viggle, ConnecTV, And NextGuide
Fox already had its own series of second-screen apps for mobile devices, called Fox Now. Using Watchwith technology, those apps allowed users to sync up their mobile phone or tablet with the shows the...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Angry Birds Toons, Rovios New Cartoon Series, Is Coming To A Browser Near You March 16
They're cute. They're bouncy. And they're angry. Introducing "Angry Birds Toons". Seriously.Rovio has long teased the existence of Angry Birds cartoon series but held most of the details secret. Well,...
08:48 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Buddy, Another Ambitious, Crowdfunded Smart Watch
Haven't we all suffered enough abuse at the hands of Big Smart Watch? No? Well now there's Buddy, a Bluetooth smartwatch that aims to solve the problems associated with all those other watches. Buddy ...
08:42 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Google Anxiety, Samsungs Long Shadow And The Motorola Hedge
Android got a late start compared to Apple's iOS in the worldwide smartphone battle, but it eventually grew to accomplish a larger worldwide market share, and it did so largely on the back of a single...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Online Ordering Platform For Restaurants EatStreet Raises $2 Million Series A By Focusing On Underserved Markets
The online ordering market for restaurants has a new competitor today. A startup called EatStreet has made it to Series A by targeting the secondary markets across the U.S. for its expansion. The $2 m...
08:14 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch How A Teacher Turned To Technology To Solve A Thorny Problem And Raised $100K
The clincher, the thing that made Quick Key go viral, was a poorly-lit video of an excitable guy holding his iPhone up to a Scantron page, one of those test pages you used to fill out in school. He th...
08:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch A Disrupt Battlefield Launch And Three Redesigns Later, Postwire Tells All
Postwire, the startup aiming to disrupt content sharing on a business level, launched out of Disrupt last year in May, and has since undergone nearly three redesigns. This may appear, to the surface o...
07:12 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Watch Zuck, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, & Others In Short Film To Inspire Kids To Learn How To Code
Code.org, the new non-profit aimed at encouraging computer science education launched last month by entrepreneur and investor brothers Ali and Hadi Partovi, has assembled an all-star group of the worl...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches IE10 For Windows 7, Starts Auto-Upgrading IE9 Users And Launches New Ad Campagin
This sure took a while, but Microsoft just announced that Internet Explorer 10 is now finally available for all Windows 7 users worldwide. Previously, the release version of IE10 was only available on...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Survey: Most Developers Now Prefer HTML5 For Cross-Platform Development
According to a new survey commissioned by Telerik’s Kendo UI, the majority of developers now prefer to work with HTML5 instead of native apps for their cross-platform development. Half of the 5,...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Backed By $1M From Peter Thiel & More, Thinkful Is On A Mission To Reinvent Career Training
Ask any startup founder, and they'll tell you that engineering talent is in high demand, but the problem is that good talent is hard to come by. What's more, we have a computer science education defic...
06:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Patents Situational Awareness And Location Information Sharing For Mobile Devices
Apple was issued a couple of interesting new patents today (spotted by AppleInsider), including one that could make an iPhone aware of changes in a user's situation, and alter phone settings according...
06:48 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch With The Open, ZTE Aims To Get The Young And Adventurous Fired Up For Firefox OS
ZTE's press conference yesterday didnt really reveal anything we didn't already know, but it at least gave us the opportunity to play with the Chinese OEM's first Firefox OS-powered smartphone. The co...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Cloudflare Partners With Worlds Leading Web Hosts To Implement Its Railgun Protocol, Speeds Up Load Times By Up To 143%
Cloudflare, the content delivery network and website security company that launched at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco in 2010, just announced that the majority of the world's leading web hosting pro...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Dear Vivek: Think Big On Immigration
Editors note:Rep. Luis V. Gutierrezrepresents the Fourth District of Illinois in the U.S. Congress and is the Chairman of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.Vivek, I was s...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Codenvy Raises $9M For Developer Platform To Code, Build And Test Apps
Codenvy (formerly Exo IDE), a cloud environment for coding, building, and testing apps, today announced it has closed $9 million in Series A funding led by Toba Capital with Auriga Partners and a numb...
05:50 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Guardly First In Mobile Safety To Offer Indoor Positioning System To Aid In Emergency Response
Toronto-based Guardly announced today the launch of its indoor positioning system (IPS) tech, adding more specificity and heightened capabilities in environments like office buildings to their mobile ...
05:38 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Old Media, Meet New: European Publisher Axel Springer Acquires Second Screen App TunedIn
TunedIn Media, the German company behind the second screen "social TV' app TunedIn, has been acquired by European publishing giant Axel Springer. The amount isn't being disclosed, so it's unlikely to ...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Skype Competitor Viber Hits 175 Million Users, Up From 140 Million+ In December
Messaging startup Viber, which lets users of most smartphone platforms send free texts, calls and messages via its app, is continuing to ramp up its user-base. Speaking at the Mobile World Congress tr...
03:50 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Windeln.de, The German Diapers.com Clone, Raises Further $19.6M For Its Baby Products Online Store
More VC activity in European e-commerce: Windeln.de, an online shop for baby products in Germany (or Diapers.com clone), has raised a 15 million (~$19.6m) new round of funding from existing investors ...
03:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Call For $30 Smartphones To Connect The Next Wave Of Mobile Users From Emerging Markets
Smartphones have been getting more affordable but to connect the next billions of users they need to get more affordable still. Speaking at Mobile World Congress today Manoj Kohli, CEO of carrier Bhar...
02:50 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Mozilla CEO Kovacs Pleads For Fragmentation; Says Fate Of Our Mobile World Cant Depend On Just Two Companies
Gary Kovacs, the CEO of Mozilla, today took aim at Apple and Google -- or possibly Apple and Samsung; you can take your pick about how you parse mobile dominance -- and made a impassioned for the mobi...
02:50 pm GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Mozilla CEO Kovacs Pleads For Fragmentation? Says Fate Of Our Mobile World Cant Depend On Just Two Companies
Gary Kovacs, the CEO of Mozilla, today took aim at Apple and Google -- or possibly Apple and Samsung; you can take your pick about how you parse mobile dominance -- and made a impassioned call for the...
11:49 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch With Series A Funding From SoftBank Ventures Korea, SmarTots Helps Educational App Developers Localize For China
China is now the world’s largest smartphone marketplace, with Flurry estimating that there will be 246 million smart devices in China by the end of this month. It’s a potentially lucrative...
11:27 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch After Raising $8.3M, Jibe Mobile Signs MetroPCS To Its Joyn-Approved Voice, Video And Chat Cloud
When it comes to popular mobile apps for messaging and sharing content like Facebook and Twitter, carriers have been on the edges of the picture as data network providers rather than the developers of...
10:06 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Network Effect: SingTel-Owned Amobee Expands Mobile Ad Platform To Cover Its Globe, Optus And Telkomsel Holdings
When the pan-Asian mobile carrier SingTel paid $321 million to acquire mobile ad platform SingTel in May last year, the thinking was that the Singapore-based SingTel could use Amobee to serve targeted...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Boston-Based VC Firm And Early Twitter Investor Spark Capital Raises $450M For Fourth Fund
Boston-based VC firm Spark Capital is announcing its fourth fund this evening, raising $450 million for the firm's biggest investment fund to date. Spark, who raised $360 million for its last fund, no...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Salesforce.com Launches Service Cloud Mobile With In-App Customer Service, Co-Browsing And Chat
Salesforce.com is launching Service Cloud Mobile, a package of four new features, including mobile co-browsing, in-line community support for game apps and a mobile chat capability. A fourth feature, ...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Outbox Pours Salt On Snail Mail By Launching Its Digitizing Service In San Francisco
Mail digitizing startup Outbox is launching in San Francisco today, the first step in what co-founder Will Davis says is a broader national rollout.If, like me, you find physical mail to be an annoyan...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Splitsecnd Turns Any Car Into A Connected Car, Launches Plug-In Crash Detection Device
Many new cars now feature an automatic crash-detection system that will call 911 for you whenever you are in a crash that is bad enough for your airbags to inflate. Adding this kind of functionality t...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch If My Phone Falls Down The Seat Crevice Again Ill Lose It. Please Redesign Meatspace.
The physical world wasn't built for $500 devices we need every other minute. This is never more obvious than when I strain my back and curse like a sailor because my phone has fallen into the gap besi...
07:49 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Announces App For Firefox OS
Twitter has announced that Twitter for Firefox OS will be available in the Firefox Marketplace when devices powered by Mozilla's new operating system start to ship....
07:17 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Rich Kids Of Google Glass
You know, I'm sort of jealous. Because I've eaten something like threePo'boy sandwiches in the past three days, and every single time I've wondered, as I was eating, where the odd name Po' boy origina...
05:35 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch The $169 Android HP Slate 7 Is Just HPs Latest Beige Box, Only Flat
HP is late to the tablet game, but definitely not out. At $169, the HP Slate 7 is a sure thing. It's a guaranteed win for HP even if it doesn't outsell the competition.HP just announced the Slate 7. T...
04:26 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Ditch The Spreadsheet. YC-Backed Meldium Controls Your Teams Shared App Passwords For You
If you've been part of a small- or medium-sized business or organization recently, you've dealt with "the spreadsheet." It's that document that's tacked up on the wall (or shared via email) where all ...
04:07 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Cleared For California Ride Sharing, UBERx Recruits More SF Drivers To Drop Wait Times And Prices
Its no big secret that Uber wants to get into the ride-share game, in an effort to compete directly with upstarts like Lyft and SideCar. After reaching a deal with the CPUC, the company announced plan...
04:06 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Shapes of Things
Sure, there's a second screen these days. But it's not the one you might think. The second screen is the TV, where the decaying rules remain in force as network comedies atrophy and the fall season is...
04:05 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch CircleCI Raises $1.5M From Eric Ries And Heroku Founders For Platform To Test Web Apps
CircleCI, a continuous integration platform for web application developers, has announced $1.5 millon in seed funding from a group of individualinvestors. ...
03:13 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Nvidia Shows Off The Tegra 4i Reference Smartphone On Video, Delivers Impressive Mobile Gaming Performance
Nvidia only recently introduced its Tegra 4i processor, which pairs Tegra 4 power with integrated LTE -- an Nvidia first for mobile chips -- into a single system-on-a-chip. The company is now showing ...
02:35 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Rejecting Apps Using Cookie Tracking Methods, Signaling Push To Its Own Ad Identifier Technology Is Now Underway
Mobile app developers using a technology called "cookie tracking" (sometimes called "Safari flip-flop" or "HTML5 first party cookies") are starting to have their apps rejected by Apple's App Review te...
02:35 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Rejecting Apps Using Cookie-Tracking Methods, Signaling Push To Its Own Ad Identifier Technology Is Now Underway
Mobile app developers using a technology called "cookie tracking" (sometimes called "Safari flip-flop" or "HTML5 first party cookies") are starting to have their apps rejected by Apple's App Review te...
02:12 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch After CEO Departure, Mobile Video Startup Viddy Cuts Staff By More Than A Third
It was just a year ago that Viddy was flying high, quoting massive user growth and raising a massive $30 million round of funding from NEA, Goldman Sachs, Khosla Ventures, and Battery Ventures. Viddy ...
02:08 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch SideCar Says Three Philadelphia Drivers Caught In Sting, But It Plans To Continue Operations
It sounds like ridesharing startup SideCar is facing another regulatory challenge.According to a company blog post, the Philadelphia Parking Authority cited three SideCar drivers and impounded their c...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Semantics3 Is A Massive Consumer Products Database To Rule Them All
As more merchants flock to the web to sell their products, there has been a deluge of data to be indexed by retailers who are looking to see where certain products are being sold and for how much. Par...
12:58 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch MakeXYZ Helps You Find An Idle 3D Printer Near You
Idle 3D printers are the bane of the creative class. That's why MakeXYZ.com is so important. It is a service that helps you find 3D printers near you and request print jobs. Like the remote batch jobs...
12:33 am GMT - Tue, February 26, 2013
Techcrunch TokBoxs WebRTC-Based Video Chat Platform Now Supports Firefox Nightly And Aurora
TokBox, the live video-chat platform that was acquired by Spain’s Telefnica in 2012, was one of the first companies to fully bet on WebRTC (the Web Real-Time Communication API), the quickly deve...
11:31 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch ZTE Launches 5.7 720p Grand Memo Smartphone With Quad-Core CPU And Android 4.1
ZTE has just introduced the Grand Memo flagship smartphone at MWC in Barcelona. The Grand Memo has top-shelf specs including a 5.7-inch 720x1280 TFT display, a quad-core Qualcomm 800 processor, a 13-m...
11:03 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Ad-free Social Platform App.net Goes Freemium With Free, Invite-Only Plan
App.net, the project that emerged from founder Dalton Caldwell's desire to build a social platform that wasn't driven by advertising, is adding its first free option today.Given Caldwell's emphasis on...
10:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Says Windows Phone Store Now Features More Than 130K Apps, 40K New Developers Registered Since WP8 Launch
Microsoft only provides sporadic updates to how the Windows Phone Store is doing, but today, it used the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to offer a few new numbers. According to Microsoft, there ar...
10:50 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch One In Four Mobile Users Keep Dirty Pics Or Vids On Their Smartphone, And We All Know Its You
A new survey from software security company AVG announced today reveals that a full 25 percent of mobile users keep "intimate photos or videos" on their smartphone or tablet device, a surprisingly hig...
10:25 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga Closes Baltimore Office, Consolidates in Texas, New York
Zynga is cutting costs further by closing its Baltimore studio and consolidating its presence in New York City and Texas. The moves follow a series of cost-cutting efforts that saw the closure of the ...
10:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Google.org Provides $4.4M In Grants To The Internet Society And NSRC To Improve Internet Access In Sub-Saharan Africa
Internet access in many regions in Sub-Saharan Africa is still far from perfect, and a number of non-profits are working to improve this situation by providing technical assistance and working with lo...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Microryza Is A Kickstarter For Scientific Research
Do you want to know whether cannibalism existed amongst Tyrannosaurus Rexes or whether specific viruses contribute to lung cancer risk? Better yet, do you want to be part of making this research happe...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Eyeing An IPO, Box Doubles Down On Device, Content And Login Security For Cloud Storage Platform
It's no secret that cloud storage company Box is preparing for a public offering in the next year. Part of the company's growth strategy for the year is being able to go after large, enterprise client...
09:58 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch HowAboutWe Launches New Ad, Landing Page To Promote Couples Rewards Product
HowAboutWe launched its Couples product all the way back in September, but as an online dating site catering to both singles and couples, the startup is toying with the best way to market both product...
09:57 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Barnes & Noble Mulling A Break From Hardware Sales In A Move That May Split Company
According to a number of reports, beleaguered bookseller Barnes & Noble could be shuttering its Nook hardware division and focusing primarily on connecting its digital content to other tablets and...
09:52 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Survey Anecdote Suggests We Have No Idea Whats Going On At Google+
By Google's count, Google+ has over 500 million "upgraded" members and some 135 million people active "in just the stream." By researchers' best estimates, however, the answer is a bit more compl...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Warby Parker Grabs New Investment From American Express & J. Crew CEO, Closing $41.5M Round
New York-based eyewear startup Warby Parker is off to a good start in 2013, having recently been fingered as a possible partner for Google Glass, and now is reported to have gained an additional inves...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch First Round Expands $500K Student-Run Investment Arm, Dorm Room Fund, To New York City Universities
Last fall, First Round Capital debuted The Dorm Room Fund in Philadelphia, which was a $500,000 fund run by an all-student investment team to invest purely in student-run startups in the area. Last ye...
08:57 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch ABCs Handling Of Oscars Online & Mobile Streaming May Set Precedent For Future Event TV Airings
If you listened to the online chatter about last night's Oscars' telecast, you might come away with the impression that the show tanked. Well, maybe it hit a lot of sour notes in terms of its question...
08:53 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Intels Dual-Core CloverTrail+ Atom Z2580 Impresses, But Likely Wont Be Intels Smartphone Savior
Intel officially launched its new dual-core "CloverTrail+" Atom system-on-a-chip today at MWC in Barcelona. The CloverTrail+ is a direct successor to Intel's first smartphone SoC, Medfield, ...
08:28 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Visa, Samsung Ink NFC Deal, Galaxy S IV First In Line For Deep Integration; ROAM Is Visas First Ready Mobile Payment Partner
Visa is swiftly moving ahead announcing its first partners for its new NFC initiative and push into the wider world of mobile payments -- two programs it announced a few days agothat come with a set o...
08:12 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Last Call: Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield Apps Are Due Tonight
This is it! Today, Monday, February 25, is the very last day to submit applications to Disrupt NY's Startup Battlefield. They have to be submitted and completed by 11:59 PST tonight. Stop procrastinat...
08:05 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch DoubleTwist Teams Up With Qualcomm On Open Source AirPlay Alternative, MagicPlay
DoubleTwist, an iTunes alternative for the Android ecosystem, has teamed up with chipmaker Qualcomm on the release of "MagicPlay," which the two companies are describing as an open source media stream...
08:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Stop Trying To Make WebOS Happen. Its Not Going To Happen
We need to face facts: WebOS is dead. Barring the unwavering support of the enthusiast community, the former mobile OS will never become a commercial product and, LG investment or no, the possibility ...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Crowdsourcing Developers To Connect Apps Using Appirio Cloudspoke
Appirio has launched a new partner program for connecting cloud apps through CloudSpokes, its 72,000 member developer community.Apps increasingly need to connect to offer a workflow that can appeal to...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Crowdsourcing Developers To Connect Apps Using Appirio Cloudspokes
Appirio has launched a new partner program for connecting cloud apps through CloudSpokes, its 72,000 member developer community.Apps increasingly need to connect to offer a workflow that can appeal to...
07:33 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch NeroKwik Brings Its Cloud Photo Collection And Sharing App To The iPhone And iPad
NeroKwik, the cloud photo organization service from the makers of the leading disc-burning software of old, is officially debuting its iPhone and iPad app today. The iOS clients join its existing Andr...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Aereo Launches Cable-Killer Ad Campaign, Expands Into 29 New NYC Counties
Aereo today announced that the cloud DVR/live TV streaming service will be expanding past New York City to more than 19 million people living in the surrounding NYC metropolitan area. The expansion wi...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Aereo Launches Cable-Killer Ad Campaign, Expands Into Three New States
Aereo today announced that the cloud DVR/live TV streaming service will be expanding past New York City to more than 19 million people living in the surrounding NYC metropolitan area. The expansion wi...
07:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Data Optimization Company Altobridge Raises Further $7.8M Led By Intel Capital
County Kerry, Ireland-headquartered Altobridge, a company that develops and deploys technology for mobile networks to help them cut the cost of delivering mobile voice and data, has announced that it'...
06:39 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Asus CEO Reveals The $249 Fonepad, Another Tablet You Can Talk On
What a day folks -- mere moments talking up Asus' new Padfone Infinity, CEO Jonney Shih just revealed that the oft-rumored Fonepad is an honest-to-goodness product. Confused? I dont blame you. ...
06:11 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Intersect ENT Lands $30M From Norwest, Kleiner, USVP & More For Its Innovative Sinus Drug & Device Combo
In August 2011, Intersect won approval from the FDA for Propel, which, simply put, is a stent that doctors implant in the sinuses after surgery to help keep them open. The cool part is that, over time...
06:10 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Sonys New NEX-3N Mirrorless Delivers A Big Sensor In A Tiny Body, Could Be The New King Of Beginner ILCs
Sony today unveiled a new NEX camera, the NEx-3N. The new body is the latest addition to the company's celebrated lineup of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, and it manages to be the smallest a...
06:06 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Asus Debuts New 5-inch, 1080p, Snapdragon 600-Powered PadFone Infinity Smartphone-Tablet Hybrid, Coming April 2013 For 999
Asus introduced the new Padfone Infinity today at MWC in Barcelona. The successor to the company's hybrid tablet/smartphone has a redesign with an aluminum back and edge-to-edge glass display, a 5-inc...
06:02 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Rocket Internets Linio, The Amazon Of Latin America, Raises $26.5M From Summit Partners. Rinse And Repeat.
Another Rocket Internet-incubated e-commerce company gets a significant cash injection today: Linio, the so-called 'Amazon of Latin America', has raised a 20 million (~$26.5m) round from previous back...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Social Voting App Polar Raises $1.2M From Jerry Yang, John Lilly, Maynard Webb And Others
Social voting app Polar has raised $1.2 milliom from Yahoo founder Jerry Yang at AME Cloud Ventures, Greylock Partners' John Lilly, LiveOps Chairman and former eBay COO Maynard Webb, Ash Patel at Mora...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Thalmic Labs Introduces MYO, A $149 Armband For Gesture Control
Y Combinator-backed startup Thalmic Labs believes it has a better way of determining user intent when using gesture control. To do so, its developed a new device, called MYO, which is an armband worn ...
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Sonys New a58 DSLT Camera Features People And Object Autofocus Tracking, Selective Digital Noise Reduction
Sony today announced a new entry-priced DSLT (Digital Single Lens Translucent) camera, the a58, priced at $600 bundled with a newly designed 18-55mm zoom kit lens, and coming to retail in April this y...
05:40 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch The Nokia Lumia 720 Is A Stylish Windows Phone 8 Cameraphone For Self-Conscious Fashionistas
The 3G Nokia Lumia 720 slots into Nokia's Windows Phone 8 portfolio behind its two 4G flagships, the 920 and 820 -- with the aim of pushing some of their fancier features down to a more affordable mid...
05:38 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook, 18 Carriers Partner To Use Discounted Messages To Lure New Users, Data Customers
Facebook is deepening its relationships with carriers in emerging markets today with a deal that would bring free or discounted data access for people who use Facebook Messages. The company has done t...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Mark Cuban And 500 Startups-Backed Switchcam Launches iPhone App And Director Dashboard In Public Beta
Switchcam has been working on a whole new set of tools that will help solve this problem, enabling event organizers to recruit contributors and to manage and curate video submitted by them. There are ...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch After Plenty Of Duds, LG May Finally Have A Winner With The Optimus G Pro
The last time I bought an LG smartphone -- the unabashedly brown G2x -- I had to return it after a few weeks because it would randomly reboot if I so much as looked at it funny. From then on, I convin...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Opera Spins Off Its Advertising Business Into Opera Mediaworks, Making Opera Easier To Acquire
Opera just announced that it would spin off its advertising business into a brand new entity called Opera Mediaworks. Fully owned by Opera, the new subsidiary will consolidate under one roof multiple ...
04:08 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Hands On With Nokias New Entry Level Windows Phone 8 Handset, The Lumia 520 (Heading Stateside In Q2)
The Lumia 520 is Nokia's new entry level Windows Phone device -- costing ~$180 before taxes and coming to the U.S. in Q2. So what do you get for not-too-many dollars? Besides the latest version of Win...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Remember webOS? LG Acquires webOS From HP, But Only Plans To Use It In Smart TVs
Troubled operating system webOS isn't defunct yet. According to CNET, LG just acquired software, licenses and the team working on webOS from HP. LG plans to implement it in its smart TVs -- not in its...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch San Francisco To Dublin, Ad Specialist Quantcast Opens EMEA Ops Center, Plans 100 Non-Engineering Jobs
Digital advertising specialist Quantcast has become the latest U.S. tech company to put down roots in Dublin. The San Francisco-headquartered company has announced the opening of a new EMEA Operations...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch AirWatch Gets $200 Million Series A Funding
Mobile device management startup AirWatch has raised a massive series A round of $200 million, led by Insight Venture Partners. The startup competes with others such as Good Technology and SAPs Afaria...
02:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch New Vinson App Offers A Vision of Mobile TV If It Was Crammed Into An iPad
Remember "mobile TV", whatever that was? No we don't either, but that's not about to deter new startup Vinson which is launching their their new mobile OTT (Over The Top) TV app on iOS for broadcaster...
01:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Spotify Inks Its First In-Car Deal, Will Stream Music To Ford Via SYNC AppLink
Smartphones have long been an important distribution platform for music streaming service Spotify, and today it is taking that to the next level of mobility: today it is announcing a deal with Ford to...
01:55 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Russian Mobile Payment Startup uBank Raises $8M Series A From Runa Capital, Targets Global Expansion
After co-investing in Mambu, a SaaS for alternative finance providers, earlier in the month, today sees Runa Capital fund another finance-related startup: An $8 million Series A round for uBank, a mob...
01:33 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Sony Mobile Chief Says The Xperia Tablet Zs World Tour Will Begin In Q2
Sony Mobile Communications chief Kunihiro Suzuki took the stage to deliver something of a state of the mobile union address at MWC early this morning, and took a very brief detour to talk availability...
01:26 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch TC Interview: Nokia CEO Stephen Elop Talks Windows Phone Alternatives, Low-End Devices And Email
Ahead of its Mobile World Congress press conference today, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop sat down with TechCrunch to talk about the company's dual OS strategy, expanding product portfolio and the evolving co...
01:06 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Say Goodbye To In-Person Consultations, Avvo Debuts Marketplace To Let You Price Lawyer Fees Online
It's a given that if you get yourself into a big mess -- say, a major accident or a big financial pickle -- you're probably going to hire a lawyer. But if you are going through something a bit more ro...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Ginger Software Brings Its Proofreading Keyboard To Android To Let You Fix Typos & Grammar In Any App
Ginger Software is on a mission to become the go-to spell-checking tool for Android. This week, the Israeli makers of natural language technology designed to help native and ESL speakers better expres...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Bloomberg, Top Tech Investors Plan Virtual March For Immigration
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a handful of Silicon Valley's top technology investors are planning a nation-wide social media campaign to pressure congress to pass immigration reform. The so-cal...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Yandex Releases Its 50,000-App Alt Android Store, Upgrades Yandex.Shell 3D UI To Target Small Handset Makers, Carriers
Google, sans a big Android standbut with the largest global smartphone share for its mobile platform,may not be making as much newsas in year's past at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but Yand...
12:57 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Rebrands All Its Mapping And Navigation Services HERE To Push More Cross-Platform Business
Nokia is taking one more step to push its mapping and devices services as a standalone business. Today, Stephen Elop announced during the handset maker's press conference at the Mobile World Congress ...
12:57 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Pulls Away Its Name From Its Mapping And Navigation Services, Rebrands As HERE To Push More Cross-Platform Business
Nokia is taking one more step to push its mapping and devices services as a standalone business. Today, the company announced during the handset maker's press conference at the Mobile World Congress i...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Expands Its Windows Phones To More Price Points With $180 Entry Level Lumia 520 And $330 Mid-Range Lumia 720
Nokia has announced two new Lumia smartphones at its Mobile World Congress press conference broadening its Windows Phone 8 portfolio to five devices and filling in some of the pricing gaps in the mid...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch The Nokia 301 Is An $85 Feature Phone With Smartphone-Style Camera Tricks To Nip At Androids Low End
Nokia has unwrapped a new handset -- not a fancy smartphone but a budget feature phone: the Nokia 301 (pictured left) is an $85 mobile that doesn't have a touchscreen or a Qwerty keyboard but does pac...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Foreigners To North Korea To Get Uncensored 3G
Foreign visitors going to North Korea will be able to receive uncensored 3G data, starting Mar 1. Koryolink, a joint venture between Egyptian company Orascom Telecom Holding and North Korean state-own...
11:41 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Kantar Worldpanel: Android And Verizon Back On Top In U.S. Smartphone Sales, Android At Nearly 50% Of Sales
Kantar Worldpanel, the WPP firm that analyses how well smartphones are selling with consumers (not shipping to sales channels) across key worldwide markets, has picked the week of a major mobile show ...
10:51 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Meet ownCloud 5, The Open Source Dropbox
ownCloud is a free software suite, written in PHP, that provides file storage, synchronization, and sharing. It provides the same basic features of Dropbox or Box.net. It also provides a whole lot mor...
10:15 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch MasterCards PayPass Wallet Services Evolve Into MasterPass, Will Open To Canadian And Australian Users First
It was just this past May that MasterCard expanded its stake in the digital payments arena with its PayPass Wallet Services, and its already getting a bit of an overhaul. Today, MasterCard has announc...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Network Infrastructure Company BTI Systems Raises $10M From Bain Capital And Others
Enterprise network infrastructure company BTI Systems has raised $10 million in new capital led by Bain Capital Ventures and existing investors BDC, Covington Capital and GrowthWorks. The company has ...
09:56 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung To Debut Its New Galaxy S In New York On March 14 As Rivalry With Apple Heats Up
It appears that Samsung has once again joined a growing list of companies that have decided not to release their flagship devices at Mobile World Congress. Reuters reports that the South Korean electr...
08:33 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch LG Plans To Sell 40M Smartphones This Year As It Prepares Optimus G Pro Launch
LG Electronics, which lost market share to Huawei and ZTE last year, aims to sell 40 million smartphones this year as part of its strategy to move away from basic handsets, said Park Jong Seok, the he...
08:05 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch My Calendar Has Gotten Smarter In Really Dumb Ways
When I travel to the East Coast, I sometimes feel like I'm living in a time warp, as my iPhone and Google Calendar keep notifying me about meetings that had happened three hours earlier.I've already m...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Developers Lead When It Comes To The Future Of iOS User Interface Design
Apple hasn't done much to change the way iOS works at its core, in terms of navigating within and between apps and the home screen. In fact, iOS is maybe the mobile OS that has remained the most funda...
06:17 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft To Refund Windows Azure Customers Hit By 12 Hour Outage That Disrupted Xbox Live
Microsoft will refund Windows Azure customers impacted by an outage last week caused by an expired SSL certificate. In a brief blog post, General Manager Steven Martin cited the scope of the attack as...
06:12 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch A Juicey Hands-On With The Facebook Omni-Gift Card
"Uh Facebook Gift Card?", the Jamba Juice cashier said with a twang. "I don't even know what that is." But that didn't stop her from ringing up my purchase with Facebook's big move into brick-and-mort...
06:12 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch A Juicy Hands-On With The Facebook Omni-Gift Card
"Uh Facebook Gift Card?", the Jamba Juice cashier said with a twang. "I don't even know what that is." But that didn't stop her from ringing up my purchase with Facebook's big move into brick-and-mort...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Google Glass Is As Much About Working With Our Past As Our Future
Google Glass is here but not quite here yet. What it will do to the way we live and work sometimes feels like a page out of an illustration of a man with a mechanical eye, who works according to a vis...
03:03 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch NVIDIA Hates The Benchmark Game, But Lifts The Veil On Tegra 4 Performance Anyway
Flash back a month or so to CES -- NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang officially pulled back the curtain on the company's new Tegra 4 chipset, and called it the "world's fastest mobile processor." It was a hel...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch The Chromebook Pixel: A Beautiful Premium Laptop For Those Who Live In The Cloud (But Not For Anyone Else)
The Chromebook Pixel is the best Chromebook ever made. As with all Chromebooks, that may mean nothing to you if you don't like ChromeOS, but there can be little doubt that the Pixel is a beautiful pie...
02:32 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Sunrise Calendar
A calendar is a tool created many millennia ago, a tool that is vital to our very functionality as intelligent beings. Yet, when technology has ventured far beyond a simple grid of numbers, the Calend...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: Ups And Downs In A Yo-Yo World
Editors note:Ross Rubinis principal analyst atReticle Research and blogs atTechspressive.Kickstarter has seen its share of campaigns that spin out of control, but its a lot more impressive when spin i...
01:04 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch HPs Android-Powered Slate 7 Tablet Is Cheap And It Works, But Is That Really Enough?
HP surprised more than a few people earlier tonight when it officially revealed the Slate 7, a $169 Android tablet that's set to ship in the U.S. for $169 in April. It struck me as a safe move for HP,...
12:17 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch Jason Kincaid On The Mythology Of TechCrunch
I was happily surprised to see Hunter Walk interview Jason Kincaid, one of the first TechCrunch employees. The interview is here and I’m reprinting it below. Jason joined TechCrunch when it was ...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, February 25, 2013
Techcrunch WeVideo Brings Its Cloud-Based Video Editor To Android Mobile Phones
WeVideo is rolling out its Android app to make it easier for users to create, edit, collaborate on, and publish mobile video projects on the web. The app will allow users to record video straight from...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch Iterations: Inception, Courtesy of Public Relations
"FOR every reporter employed in America, around six people work in public relations: a few too many, some might think." So began The Economist's obituary for Daniel Edelman in January 2013, a sharp eu...
10:04 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch Firefox OS Hits The Ground Running With Phones From Telefonica, T-Mobile, Firefox Marketplace For Apps; 18 Carriers In All Signed Up For Mozillas Open Web Effort
Firefox OS, the new, HTML5-friendly mobile OS from Mozilla, is today taking a big step forward in its strategy to become a viable third player in the smartphone landscape currently dominated by Google...
09:45 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Sonys PlayStation 4 Madness; Googles Big Hardware Week And Albumatics Launch
Its time for CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show where a few of us writers take a look back at the past seven days and talk about a few of the weeks most interesting stories....
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch Huawei Tries To Power Up Its Global Profile With The 1.5GHz Quad-Core Ascend P2
Chinese mobile maker Huawei has confirmed a new addition to its Android family: the Ascend P2. The P2 is the sequel to last year's relatively mid-range P1 but puts more power under the hood -- with a ...
08:09 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch New Atlantic Ventures John Backus On Google Glass, The Battle For The Living Room, And Impending Cyberwar
Some of the best conversations I have about the tech space are with investors — along with being rich and generally smart, they seem to have the best predictive insights into the industry. At a ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch Why Brick-And-Mortar Still Beats E-Commerce, An Analysis
Editor's note:Mike Ghaffaryisthe vice president of business development at Yelp.Marc Andreessen and Reid Hoffman recently debated whether software would eat traditional retail, leaving no brick-and-mo...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch Why Local Commerce Will Be Larger Than E-Commerce For The Next Decade, An Analysis
Editor's note:Mike Ghaffary isthe vice president of business development at Yelp.Marc Andreessen and Reid Hoffman recently debated whether software would eat traditional retail, leaving no brick-and-m...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch Mozilla, AT&T And Ericsson Team Up To Demo Seamless Web-To-Mobile WebRTC Integration At MWC
What if your browser could know when you are getting a call on your mobile phone? Earlier this month, Google and Mozilla demonstrated how their browsers’ WebRTC implementations could interoperat...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile World Congress 2012 Flashback: Jerzy Drozd Basses (Video)
Up a steep hill, far away from the hustle and bustle of the Plaa d'Espanyain Barcelona is a small Luthier shop called Jerzy Drozd Basses.Last year in February of 2012, as my travels to Barcelona appro...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch How To Get Top Engineers To Open Your Email Then Join Your Company
Editor's note:Adam Jackson is a San Francisco-based serial entrepreneur and angel investor. No part of building a startup is tougher than recruiting your team. Current supply is not meeting the demand...
11:29 am GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch The Weekly Good: Embrace Wants To Give All Infants An Equal Chance For A Healthy Life
Disruption comes in all shapes and sizes, and benefits people of all shapes and sizes. When you think about global entrepreneurs solving hard problems, you might not think about creating hardware prod...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Is About Doing One Thing Great, Not Just Being Mobile First
Editor's note: Mrinal Desai is co-founder and CEO ofaddappt, developer of aniPhone address book app that your friends maintain.Many startups present themselves as mobile-first operations. These discus...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch Galaxy Note 8.0 Features Air View-Enhanced Flipboard App, Free Awesome Note For Android, And Other Content Perks
The Galaxy Note 8.0 -- the newest device in Samsungs many-sized range of tablets, unveiled today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona -- has just managed to trump Apples iPad Mini in the small tablet...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch The Real Top 15 Venture Capital Deals Of 2012
Editor's note:Brad Garlinghouse is CEO ofYouSendIt, the cloud file collaboration service. He is an avid angel investor in and advisor to several consumer and enterprise tech companies.The news that el...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch Samsungs Galaxy Note 8.0 Will Make Its International Debut In Q2, We Go Hands-On
That Samsung was tinkering with a slightly smaller Galaxy Note tablet shouldnt come as a surprise, but consider this the final word if you still weren't a believer. Samsung has just officially reveale...
04:08 am GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch You Dont Want An iWatch
Proposing that entrenched sub-cultures should try something new is dangerous. Going into guitar forums with a new idea is a prospect fraught with peril for anyone who dares move beyond the six-strings...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: Consoles Are Sinking. Get To The Lifeboats!
While the Sony press event this week has largely been received as a wasted opportunity, it speaks more to the fate of the game console than the PS4. Microsoft may win the next generation, but will win...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch Whats Slowing Down Mobile Video Adoption? Android, Disagreements On HLS And MPEG-DASH Standards
Editor's note:Bismarck Lepe is co-founder and president of products at Ooyala.Mobile World Congress kicks off next week, and business and technology leaders from around the world will converge in Barc...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch Help Us Kickstart The Big Apple: Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield Applications Are Due Monday
Startup Battlefield is the heart and soul of Disrupt. It's one of the best platforms in the world to launch your startup, and we're looking for the very best startups to feature at Disrupt NY this Apr...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch Heres What To Expect From Mobile World Congress 2013, Europes Biggest Mobile Show
Its that time of year again mobile nerds and enthusiasts of all stripes have begun to descend upon Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, and naturally a TechCrunch contingent has set up camp in Spain ...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, February 24, 2013
Techcrunch This (Hypothetical) Founder Saved $3 Million In Federal Taxes
Editor's note: Alex Katz is partner and CFO with ff Venture Capital,an institutional investor in seed-stage companies.Many venture-capital firms and other investors insist on investing only in corpora...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Gangnam Style
The Gillmor Gang John Taschek, Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, and Steve Gillmor went bicoastal with @stevegillmor at @borthwick's Betaworks Studios in New York City. @scobleizer and @jtaschek held d...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch YCs iCracked Is Blowing Up With A New Uber For iPhone Repairs Service
Yes, you can fix that smashed iPhone on demand now. That means no visits to the Apple store, or intensive DIY efforts. A YC alum called iCracked launched a real-time, iPhone or iPad repair service a l...
10:31 pm GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch Huawei Prepares To Unveil Ascend P2 Smartphone Smaller Screen Sibling To The Ascend D2 Android Phablet?
After unboxing a pair of phablets at CES, Chinese mobile maker Huawei looks to be lining up a new flagship smartphone in its Android-based Ascend P line, ahead of the Mobile World Congress trade show ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch How To Treat Your Employees
Editors note:James Altucheris an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He has started and sold several companies, run a VC fund, and is an active investor in many private companies. His late...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch The Chinese Are Coming! The Chinese Are Coming!
By now you must have heard of Unit 61398 of the People's Liberation Army: "an overwhelming percentage of the attacks on American corporations, organizations and government agencies originate in and ar...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch War Correspondents In Mexico Address Mainstream Media Shortcomings, Use Twitter To Spread Information
In Mexicos drug-war-torn cities, a small number of Twitter users affected by narco violenceare acting as war correspondents to the masses, providing a public-safety alert system of sorts, according to...
05:51 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch Vimessa Deadpooled, Founders Launch User Retention Service, Userfox, With $700K From Y Combinator, 500 Startups & More
Y Combinator-backed Vimessa launched in late 2011 with a free video voicemail app for the iPhone that allowed users to send high-def video messages to any cell number or email address. The idea was to...
05:01 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch San Quentin Prison Demo Day Gives Entrepreneurs Behind Bars A Second Chance
Barbed wire and armed guards aren't your typical intro to a startup pitch event. But today, San Quentin Prison hosted The Last Mile demo day featuring presentations by seven inmates. The Last Mile hop...
04:34 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch With $2M From Zynga Co-founder & More, Sokikom Wants To Use Social, MMO Gaming To Help Kids Learn Math
Sokikom, a new startup that wants to help K-12 teachers motivate students to learn using games, is announcing today that it has raised $2 million in seed funding, half of which comes in the form of a ...
04:25 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch Google Ports Quickoffice To Chrome Using Native Client, Will Get Full Editing Features In About 3 Months
At its Chromebook Pixel event yesterday, Google didn’t just launch its new premium Chromebook but the company also announced that it is porting Quickoffice, the mobile productivity app that brin...
03:55 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Wants To Make Your Voice Plan Obsolete, Adds Free Calling To Its iOS Application
Following last month's rollout of free voice calling in its standalone Messenger app, Facebook has today updated its flagship iOS application to offer the same functionality. In the version 5.5 update...
03:20 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Ticket To Disrupt NY Plus A New GoPro Camera #TCDisrupt
As you know TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 is right around the corner. This April we will be, as they say, taking over the Big Apple. We have already announced a few of our special guests and speakers, in...
02:50 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch Framebench Is A Google Docs For Creative Collaboration
Framebench is a newly launched platform for creative collaboration, specifically aimed at those working in digital agencies and other creative design firms. There are a number of tools already availab...
02:32 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch Judge Sides With Greenlight, Blocks Apple From Holding Shareholder Vote On Proposal Over Preferred Stock
The "silly sideshow" around Greenlight Capital and Apple issuing preferred stock, as Apple CEO Tim Cook put it, will go on according to a ruling today by U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan in NYC to...
02:27 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch Quipio, Where Instagram Meets Text Messaging
There's a new formula in place, as forged by Instagram. This formula has been replicated in various shapes and forms for more than a year, but Quipio is bringing the Instagram formula to its basest le...
02:11 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch Airbnb For Hostels App WeHostels Launches Hot Trips, Including Ultra-Cheap Housing For SXSW Guests
Don't have a place to stay yet at SXSW this year? No problem. As long as you don't mind sharing a room with six (or 12) people, social travel startup WeHostels has you covered. The company, which has ...
02:10 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch Looks Like Google Is Working On A UDP Replacement Called QUIC
Francois Beaufort had a very good day yesterday. Not only did the leaked video of the Chromebook Pixel he discovered earlier this month turn out to be real, he also noticed that Google started work on...
02:05 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch Drawbridges $14M Round Valued The Cross-Device Ad Targeting Startup At $99M
Drawbridge, a Kleiner Perkins- and Sequoia-backed startup aiming to improve mobile and cross-device ad targeting, has raised $14 million in Series B funding. AdAge actually broke the news earlier this...
02:04 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 02.22.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific time....
01:44 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch The Console Wars, Begun They Have: Microsoft May Announce New Xbox At April Event
A number of solid reports, including a new domain name, XboxEvent.com register to Microsoft, are pointing to an Xbox event in April. While most console reveals happen at E3, as evidenced by Sony's mys...
12:57 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch Flickrs iOS App Is Still Playing Catch-Up
A blog post from Flickr about new updates to its iOS application went relatively unnoticed yesterday. The post announced a series of incremental improvements to an app which has so far barely managed ...
12:57 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch Flickrs iOS App Is Still Playing Catch-Up Heres What It Needs
A blog post from Flickr about new updates to its iOS application went relatively unnoticed yesterday. The post announced a series of incremental improvements to an app which has so far barely managed ...
12:49 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch Director Of Product Blake Ross Leaving Facebook
Facebook Director of Product Blake Ross is leaving Facebook he announced in a Facebook post last night. For those of you who weren't reading TechCrunch in 2007, Firefox co-founder Ross and Joe Hewitt ...
12:49 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch Director Of Product Blake Ross Is Leaving Facebook
Facebook Director of Product Blake Ross is leaving the company, he announced in a Facebook post yesterday afternoon.For those of you who weren't reading TechCrunch in 2007, Firefox co-founder Ross and...
12:41 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch Instagrams Kevin Systrom To Join Us For Disrupt NYC 2013
In case you’re not vigorously refreshing ourDisrupt NYevents page like we are, TechCrunch Disruptis coming up. We’re receiving a record number of Startup Battlefield applicationsand watchi...
12:41 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch Instagrams Kevin Systrom To Join Us For Disrupt NY 2013
In case you’re not vigorously refreshing ourDisrupt NYevents page like we are, TechCrunch Disruptis coming up. We’re receiving a record number of Startup Battlefield applicationsand watchi...
12:33 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch Google IO Registration Date Leaks, Be Ready To Sign Up On March 13
A tipster has sent in a screen grab of what appears to be a landing page announcing registration dates for Google's massive I/O developers conference in May. The page has been pulled, so the link no l...
12:33 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch Google IO Registration Date Leaks, Be Ready To Sign Up On March 13 (Update: Its Official)
A tipster has sent in a screen grab of what appears to be a landing page announcing registration dates for Google's massive I/O developers conference in May. Update: Google's made it official. Registr...
12:16 am GMT - Sat, February 23, 2013
Techcrunch If America Was A Startup Wed All Quit
So I was chatting with my dad yesterday. We had a long drive home after the Department of Homeland Security seized and impounded my boat. The mood was somber. We were talking about how awful America h...
11:56 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch NYPD And Apple Team Up To Stop iThing Theft In NYC
The number of gadget-related thefts in major metropolitan areas has only continued to rise, and the number of resolved cases simply can't keep up. However, it would appear that Apple is now working di...
11:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Confirms That Project Glass Will Work With iPhone
After making a visit to a disappointingly bland Google conference room behind frosted-glass doors in New York, the Verge's Joshua Topolsky got some hands-on time with Glass and his in-depth report inc...
11:01 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest Rival Fancy Reportedly Buys Samplrs.com To Beef Up Its Artisanal Food Business
We haven't heard too much from Fancy.com -- a competitor to Pinterest and other sites focused on social commerce -- since they raised $26 million in October 2012, but it looks like this is changing to...
11:01 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Confirmed: Fancy Buys Samplrs.com To Beef Up Its Artisanal Food Business
We haven't heard too much from Fancy.com -- a competitor to Pinterest and other sites focused on social commerce -- since they raised $26 million in October 2012, but it looks like this is changing to...
10:22 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Built For Entrepreneurs And Investors, Simplr For iPhone Sorts And Prioritizes Your AngelList Feeds
If you do a search for "AngelList" in the Apple App Store, you'll only get four results - and one is an app featuring quotes from entrepreneurs. In other words, not a lot of selection, despite AngelLi...
10:10 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Glass Targeting End Of 2013 Consumer Release, With Price Tag Under $1,500
Google seems to be looking to bring its ambitious Google Glass wearable computer to market much faster than many likely anticipated, according to the Verge. Google told the site that it hopes to have ...
09:44 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Nevada Legalizes Online Gambling, Opens Up Interstate Rollout
Hard-working Americans may no longer need to buy a plane ticket to sin city to lose their kids' college savings: Online gambling is now legal in Nevada, and may soon be available nationwide. Nevada un...
09:27 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Why Every Analyst Is In Love With The Siren Song Of The Low-Cost iPhone
For almost as long as Apple's iPhone has been in existence, analysts have claimed to see visions of a low-cost version of the device aimed at developing and prepaid markets. It's easy to see why these...
09:24 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Making It Illegal To Fail Science Students Who Argue Humans Co-Existed With Dinosaurs
As American science students struggle to compete with the global competition, Oklahoma is moving forward with a law that could ban Biology teachers from failing students who argue that humans co-exist...
09:01 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Admits Critical Bugs Caused Page Reach To Be Misreported For Months
While trying to speed up its iOS and Android apps, Facebook accidentally stripped out too much data about news feed posts by Pages. This caused bugs in Page Insights that led to misreporting of metric...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Subscription Underwear Startup MeUndies Launches A Redesign, Now Sells T-Shirts And Socks
Subscription commerce startup MeUndies has a brand new look and all new products. The company, which provides monthly shipments of boxers, thongs, and other underthings, is rolling out a new design fo...
08:57 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Like A Net Nanny For The Mobile App Age, AppCertain Alerts Parents What Apps Their Kids Download And What They Do
It's rare to come across a service that's directly tackling a problem affecting a large number of people out in the real world, butAppCertainis doing just that. Designed for parents whose children use...
08:51 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Watch These Quadcopters Flip A Reverse Pendulum Into The Air And Catch It (No, Seriously, Watch)
While I hate using Buzzfeed-stype headlines, this video warrants the hyperbole. We're all familiar with the magic of quadcopters - they can fly in formation, roll around obstacles, and even interact w...
08:09 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Even As HTML5 Gaming Skepticism Remains, Ludei Pushes An App To Seven Stores Simultaneously
Even though Facebook admitted that their detour into HTML5 didn’t fully pay off for their mobile strategy, a host of startups like Ludei and GameClosure are still betting on the technology. They...
07:48 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Alleged Galaxy S IV Cases Sprout Up On The Web
A handful of cases seem to have leaked out for the forthcoming Galaxy S IV smartphone from Samsung. Since the phone has not yet been announced, we should approach each and every one of these cases wit...
07:03 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Study: Online Courses May Be The Worst For Minorities And At-Risk Students
Online college courses are replacing traditional classrooms at a crazy-fast pace, yet it is still unknown whether they are actually better for students. A new large-scale study of 40,000 community and...
06:28 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia To Go Downmarket At MWC To Better Compete With Huawei And ZTE, Report Says
Windows Phone 8 is Nokia's big play for the future, but as a result of focusing on those devices and their higher-end target market, the company is giving up ground to firms like Huawei and ZTE with l...
06:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Visa Debuts New Mobile Payments And NFC Partner Program For Merchants And Developers, Ready
Credit card company Visa is ramping up its partner program to help integrate its payments technologies in mobile devices and platforms. The new initiative, called the Visa Ready Partner Program, aims ...
05:13 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Tablets Take Off In 2012 According To Millennial, With Kindle Fire And iPad Mini Seeing Rapid Growth
In a new report from mobile ad platform Millennial Media, the company compiles its data on mobile device share across its network for all of 2012, revealing that tablets in particular accounted for a ...
05:03 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch EUs Probe Into Googles Search & Advertising Practices Could Be Resolved After The Summer
The European Union's two-year long antitrust probe into Google's search practices may be resolved after this summer, according to a Reuters report. The news agency quotes EU Competition Commissioner J...
03:42 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Orange Acquired Dailymotion For $168 Million By Buying Out Remaining 51% Stake
Back in January 2011, Orange acquired 49 percent of Dailymotion for $78 million (59 million), and declared that they wanted to buy out the remaining 51 percent. But Dailymotion had to wait two years b...
03:42 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Orange Acquired Dailymotion For $168 Million By Buying Out Remaining 51% Stake [Update: Orange Confirms]
Back in January 2011, Orange acquired 49 percent of Dailymotion for $78 million (59 million), and declared that they wanted to buy out the remaining 51 percent. But Dailymotion had to wait two years b...
03:07 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch 7digital Expands Music Footprint To India, South America, South Africa To Bolster Samsungs Smartphone Blitz
7digital, the streaming music company that offers a direct-to-consumer service but also partners with the likes of Samsung and Pure to power respectively its Music Hub and radio music services on conn...
03:07 pm GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch 7digital Expands Music Footprint To India, South America, South Africa To Bolster The Smartphone Blitz
7digital, the streaming music company that offers a direct-to-consumer service but also partners with the likes of Samsung and Pure to power respectively its Music Hub and radio music services on conn...
10:37 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Zendesk Hacking Affects Tumblr, Pinterest and Twitter Users
Customer service software provider Zendesk announced a security breach that affects users of Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr. Zendesk said that the hacker downloaded email addresses of users who have co...
10:27 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch BoxTV Aims To Be The Netflix Of India And A Bollywood Discovery Platform For Overseas Audiences
BoxTV, Times Internet's online streaming video service, doesn't just want to become the Netflix of India--it also sees itself as an Indian film discovery platform for viewers in other countries. It is...
08:16 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch PayrollHero Gets $1 Million In Seed Funding For Dev Efforts In Asia
When we first met PayrollHero.com was aiming to change the way small business timekeeping is done in Asia. With a $1 million seed round from 500Startups, LX Ventures, Futura, and others, it looks like...
07:54 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch RedBus Continues To Dominate In India, But Thats Not What Makes Them Special
As I start my trip in India along with Dave McClure’s “Geeks On A Plane,” I started to read about all of the startups in India that are used to prove that the country is making inroa...
07:54 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Shares Slip 2.8% On Foxconn Hiring Freeze, But It May Be Because Of Robots, Not Slack iPhone 5 Demand
Apple's stock price fell 2.8 percent after investors worried that a hiring freeze at Foxconn's China plants is related to lack of demand for the iPhone 5. Foxconn suspended recruitment at its factorie...
07:54 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Foxconn Hiring Freeze May Be Because Of Robots, Not Slack iPhone 5 Demand
Apple's shares were hit after investors worried that a hiring freeze at Foxconn's China plants is related to slowing iPhone 5 sales. Foxconn suspended recruitment at its factories in Zhengzhou and She...
06:22 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch FastPay Has Provided Digital Media Companies With $100M In Credit
FastPay recently announced that it has placed $100 million in credit with digital media companies.That's $100 million used to deal with the common cash flow challenge in the ad business, where it can ...
06:04 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch The Best Platform For Discussion Online Doesnt Exist Yet
Blog commenting systems are bizarre, broken and dated. TechCrunch recently switched from Facebook Comments to Livefyre - a change that, for the record, I had no say in. I'm not sure I see value. I don...
06:04 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch The Best Platform For Online Discussion Doesnt Exist Yet
Blog commenting systems are bizarre, broken and dated. TechCrunch recently switched from Facebook Comments to Livefyre - a change that, for the record, I had no say in. I'm not sure I see value. I don...
05:57 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch In A Play For More HTML5 Muscle, Intel Buys appMobis HTML5 Developer Tools, Leaving appMobi To Focus On The Cloud
Intel will not be left out of the party when it comes to being central in the mobile app ecosystem. The company today acquired a set of HTML5 development tools, originally created by appMobi and used ...
05:17 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Orange Ramps Up Own-Brand Range With 3 More Android Handsets, And Its First LTE Device, Has Sights On Windows Phone
Perhaps aware of the tsunami of news that will hit during Mobile World Congress, we are seeing an increasing amount of news releases coming out before the actual event. France Telecom/Orange has alrea...
04:59 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch PayPal Here Is Coming To The UK, Its First Market In Europe, Armed With A New Way To Read Your Card
Make way for one more player in the European mobile payments space, and a big one at that. Today, the online payments giant PayPal announced that from this summer it will be rolling out PayPal Here in...
04:59 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch PayPal Here Is Coming To The UK, Its First Mobile Payment Market In Europe, Armed With A New Way To Read Your Card
Make way for one more player in the European mobile payments space, and a big one at that. Today, the online payments giant PayPal announced that from this summer it will be rolling out PayPal Here in...
04:46 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Padlet Brings Drag-And-Drop To Collaborative Web Site Creation
Wordpress, Blogspot and Tumblr have done a great job of making website creation accessible to anyone, but the novice can still be a bit overwhelmed by the back-end, especially when these platforms are...
04:15 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Inventory Management Startup Stitch Labs Integrates With Quickbooks Killer Xero To Simplify Accounting
Stitch Labs is making it easier for vendors to keep track of their finances by integrating with cloud accounting software provider Xero. By doing so, clients will be able to seamlessly pull in sales d...
04:11 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Grishin Robotics Invests In Boston-Based Incubator, Bolt
Grishin Robotics, a Russian VC group dedicated to the commercialization of robotics, has dropped an unnamed sum into Bolt, a hardware incubator in Boston. Grishin's investment is part of a $3.5 millio...
03:48 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Memolane, The Internet Time Machine App, To Shut Down As Its Team Joins Another Unnamed Company
Memolane, the startup that helped users archive and explore social network activity across different platforms, is shutting down. The company announced the closure in a blog post published this aftern...
03:48 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Memolane, The Internet Time Machine, Announces Abrupt Shutdown As Team Joins Unnamed Company
Updated. Memolane, the startup that helped users archive and explore social network activity across different platforms, is shutting down. The company announced the closure in a blog post published th...
02:27 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Vevo Quietly Redesigns Its Homepage To Streamline Search, Navigation, And Playlist Creation
Over the past few years, Vevo has been working hard to simplify the process by which users search for and discover new music videos on its site. With that in mind, the company released a small update ...
02:18 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Term FrequencyInverse Document Frequency: The Nerdy Way Facebook Sorts Graph Searches
Ask Facebook Graph Search for "books liked by founders" and you won't see The Da Vinci Code or The Bible first, though they're amongst the most Liked books. Instead you'll see books disproportionately...
02:18 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Rolls Graph Search Out To More People, Makes Those Left Out Jealous
Ask Facebook Graph Search for "books liked by founders" and you won't see The Da Vinci Code or The Bible first, though they're amongst the most Liked books. Instead you'll see books disproportionately...
02:18 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Gives Graph Search To More People, Makes Those Left Out Jealous
Five weeks after launch, Facebook gave reporters a 'State Of Graph Search' today at its Menlo Park HQ. It's been rolled out from the original 100,000 users to "hundreds of thousands", and now a news f...
02:12 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch HP Beats Expectations With Revenue of $28.36B, $1.2B Earnings And EPS Of $0.82 For Q1 2013
HP just released its Q1 2013 earnings report and for once, the company beat analyst expectations: revenue was once again down 6% to $28.4 billion, but still higher than most analysts expected. The com...
02:08 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Those Rumored Google Stores Are Starting To Make A Lot Of Sense
When talking about Apples rise from near-bankruptcy to become the most valuable company in the world, people often credit the amazing string of products from the iMac to the iPod to the iPhone to the ...
01:44 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Tale Of The Tape: Chromebook Pixel Vs. Surface Pro Vs. MacBook Air
Google hasn't always been known for making breathtaking hardware, but today's announcement of the Chromebook Pixel -- arguably one of the best-looking laptops ever made, if nothing else -- means that ...
01:15 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Maybe The PS4 Isnt So Bad After All
Although I, like many of you, suffered through Sony's interminable and boring press conference last night, I came away less concerned about the PlayStation's future as a platform. What I saw, in short...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch In the Studio, Hyperinks Kevin Gao Has A Plan To Organize The Webs Blog Content
"In the Studio" rolls on this week by hosting an ex-management consultant who grew tired of that career path, wrote a book about how to prepare for and perform well during case-style interviews, self-...
12:54 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Googles Chromebook Pixel Looks Like A Pricey Boondoggle, Or The Platypus Of The Notebook World
Google unveiled is fabled Pixel Chromebook today, and the thing does indeed have what looks to be a gorgeous, high-resolution display. It also has a touchscreen, as rumored, and the list gets more con...
12:32 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch AdRoll Warns Against Betting Too Heavily On Facebooks Ad Exchange
Retargeting company AdRoll has released some data today intended to suggest that advertisers shouldn't rush too quickly to embrace Facebook Exchange (the ad retargeting service that the social network...
12:32 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch AdRoll Warns Against Betting Too Heavily On Facebooks Ad Exchange At The Expense Of The Web
Retargeting company AdRoll has released some data today intended to suggest that advertisers shouldn't rush too quickly to embrace Facebook Exchange (the ad retargeting service that the social network...
12:25 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch The $192 Billion Market That Startup Entrepreneurs Shouldnt Ignore: Government IT
In Silicon Valley and other tech entrepreneurship hubs, you don't meet many startup founders who are excitedly building products aimed at the government sector. But in an on-stage discussion Wednesday...
12:08 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Evs 3 Reasons To Sell Your Startup: Upside, Threat And Choice. Twitter Didnt Qualify
Do you cash out or stick to your guns? Twitter co-founder Ev Williams says you should only sell your company if the offer captures the upside, there's an imminent threat or you personally want to. "An...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, February 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches $1,299 Chromebook Pixel With 25601700 3:2 12.85 Touchscreen, Core i5 CPU, 1TB Of Google Drive Storage & Optional LTE
After a few weeks of rumors, Google just announced the latest device in its Chromebook lineup: the Chromebook Pixel. Unlike previous Chromebook versions, the Pixel is aimed at power users who fully li...
11:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Game Analytics Opens To The Game Developing Masses, Raises $2.5M From Sunstone Capital, CrunchFund, And Others
These days it seems like everyone and their cousin is trying to craft the next smash hit game, but simply bringing a concept to fruition isnt enough. It's got to be engaging and well-designed, and tha...
11:19 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch LivingSocial CEO Provides More Details On $110M Funding Round, Company Now Valued At About $1.5B
More details have emerged about LivingSocial's new $110 million funding round announced yesterday. In response to a blog post characterizing the raise as an emergency round of debt financing, LivingSo...
11:10 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Kevin Ryan, Gilt Groupe Founder, To Speak At Disrupt NY 2013
With each fleeting moment, we inch closer to Disrupt NY. Today we're excited to announce that Kevin Ryan will take Disrupt's stage in late April, joining our ever-growing list of speakers, which so fa...
11:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Menlo Ventures Shawn Carolan And Kleiner Perkins Matt Murphy
We have two guests joining us in the TechCrunch TV studio in the coming week for our Ask A VC series, where you put VCs in the hot seat. First up we have Menlo Ventures Managing Director, Shawn Carola...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Euclid, The Google Analytics-Like Tracking Solution For Brick-And-Mortars, Raises $17.3 Million Series B
Euclid, the analytics solution for brick-and-mortar retailers which first emerged from stealth back in late 2011, is today announcing $17.3 million in Series B funding, in a round led by Benchmark Cap...
10:19 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Adds DMARC Email Authentication To Curb Login-Jacking Attempts Via Impostor Messages
Twitter announced via its blog today that it has begun using DMARC, a security protocol designed to cut down the number of fake emails that users receive from companies pretending to be Twitter itself...
10:13 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Doo.net Launches Its Intelligent Tagging App To Organise The Worlds Documents
We've been waiting since Doo closed its significant first funding round of $6.8 million at the end of 2011 for it big play to attack the world of collaboration and documents to appear. Big plays like ...
10:03 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Led By Vine Investor Adam Ludwin, Albumatic Launches A Collaborative Photo Album App That People Might Actually Use
One of the the startup ideas that I've been hearing about for years is the social photo album in other words, a service that doesn't just let you share photos with your friends, but also create album...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Airbnb Hires Former Facebooker Mike Curtis As Its New VP Of Engineering
Airbnb has seen amazing growth over the last year, doubling the number of listings and nights booked on the platform in 2012, and the company sees even more opportunity on the horizon. But surprisingl...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch CloudOn 4.0 Brings Microsoft Office To Android Phones
CloudOn, the popular free mobile productivity app that gives its users access to Microsoft Office on their smartphones and tablets, was only available on iOS and for Android tablets like the Nexus 7 u...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Metaio Develops First Chipset To Improve Augmented Reality Performance In Mobiles
Today, Metaio announced the development of a new Augmented Reality hardware chipset called the "AR Engine". The German AR firm also announced a partnership agreement with ST-Ericsson that will lead to...
09:48 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch CGTrader, An Online Marketplace For 3D Models, Raises 185K Euro From Practica
As 3D printing and modeling moves into the mainstream, it's interesting to see the rise of small players in the market and the capital raised. Take, for example, CGTrader. Originally designed as a mar...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Indie Mobile Devs Get A Leg Up With New Cross-Promotion Service From Chartboost, Execution Labs
Execution Labs, a Montreal-based gaming incubator, is teaming up with mobile game advertising and monetization startup Chartboost to create a new matchmaking program that will help indie game develope...
09:24 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch ManageEngine Launches A Siri-Style App For The Help Desk
ManageEngine has launched the ServiceDesk Plus iPhone app that incorporates voice-recognition technology for IT professionals so they can make commands, dictate notes and do any number of other tasks ...
09:19 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Watchup Adds Automated, Personalized News Playlists To Its Tablet Video App
Watchup, a startup hoping to reinvent the news-watching experience on the iPad, has released an update that should make it even more convenient for users.When I spoke to co-founder Adriano Farano back...
09:05 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Gaming Monetization Startup Playhaven Nabs Rovios SVP of Brand Marketing Ville Heijari
Playhaven, a startup that had to do three major pivots before finding traction in helping other mobile gaming studios monetize their existing players, just scored another major hire. They just poached...
08:52 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Tesla Shares Drop 9.7% As It Reported Another Quarterly Loss
Shortly after market opening, Tesla shares (NASDAQ:TSLA) dropped 9.68 percent to 34.81 in the wake of yesterday's earnings. The company disappointed investors as it reported a quarterly loss of $89.9 ...
08:52 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Tesla Shares Drop 9.7% As It Reports Another Quarterly Loss
Shortly after market opening, Tesla shares (NASDAQ:TSLA) dropped 9.68 percent to 34.81 in the wake of yesterday's earnings. The company disappointed investors as it reported a quarterly loss of $89.9 ...
08:32 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Canon Launching Its MREAL Headset March 1st, Will Allow Designers To Prototype Using Augmented Reality
Canon announced the launch of its MREAL system for "mixed reality" today, which includes a head-mounted display that allows wearers to combine virtual objects with the real world in 3D, which essentia...
08:19 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch How Long Can Nintendo Hold On As Spending On Mobile Games Surpasses Handheld Titles?
With Sony’s presser on the PlayStation 4 yesterday, it’s time to ask questions again about how console stalwarts like Sony and Nintendo are responding to an onslaught of Android and iOS de...
08:19 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Watch An Angry Town Hall Make Immigration Reform More Difficult
The bipartisan lovefest over immigration reform is officially over. As Senator John McCain returned home to gin up public support for a compromise on comprehensive immigration reform, he was heckled b...
08:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Wedding Party, The Mobile App That Lets Guests Contribute Photos To Gorgeous, Shared Albums, Scores A Million-Dollar Seed Round
Wedding Party, the mobile app that allows wedding guests, friends and family to contribute to a shared, digital album of photos and notes which can later be posted directly to the couple’s Faceb...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Developer Tools Including Github, Zencoder, AWS Offered Free To 250 Young Startups In Second Startup Pack Giveaway
Startup Pack is back. After giving away 1,000 bundles of free web tools to newly established startups last October, the entrepreneur who set up the giveaway has gone ahead with a second, developer-foc...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Video Discovery Startup Fanhattan Launches A Web Interface, With More Than 1 Million Movies And TV Titles
Its not easy hard to find video on the web. But with dozens of premium content providers out there and millions of videos to choose from, figuring out whats worth watching can be a challenge. Thats wh...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Video Discovery Startup Fanhattan Launches A Web Interface With More Than 1 Million Movies And TV Titles
Its not hard to find video on the web. But with dozens of premium content providers out there and millions of videos to choose from, figuring out whats worth watching can be a challenge. Thats why Fan...
07:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Rock Health Launches Its Fourth Batch Of Startups, As Total Funding For Grads Hits $43M, $900K Each
After five months of testing, iterating, spit balling and pavement pounding, today Rock Health's fourth class of HealthTech startups took the stage at Demo Day to pitch their fledgling businesses to i...
07:37 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch With 9B Games Played Each Month, King.com Grabs No.1 Slot On Facebook With Candy Crush Saga And Moves Into Japan And Korea
King.com, the casual social games maker, today is announcing a couple of milestones in its growth: the company's Candy Crush Saga is now the number-one overall app on Facebook, on the back of 9 billio...
07:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch New Google Glass Patent Is The Most Comprehensive Yet For Googles Face-Based Wearable Computer
The USPTO has published a new patent application today from Google, which describes in comprehensive detail the complete system that would go on to become Google Glass, originally filed in August of 2...
07:07 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Ten Days After Private Beta Launch, Snapchat Officially Brings Video To Android
It was just ten days ago that Snapchat launched a private beta version of its Android app, updated to include the video capture feature we've come to enjoy on iOS. Today, however, the company has turn...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Via Licensing Adds China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom To Its 4G LTE Standards-Essential Patent Pool
Via Licensing Corporation today announced that China Mobile and Deutsche Telekom joined the company's LTE patent pool for standards-essential patents. The two telecom giants join AT&T, Clearwire C...
06:34 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Toronto-based SaaS Enterprise Safety Company Field ID Acquired By Security Hardware Maker Master Lock
Master Lock has acquired Toronto-based software-as-a-service enterprise security solution provider Field ID in a deal the terms of which weren't disclosed. We've heard the deal involving the five year...
06:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch With $1.1M In The Bank, Graduway Launches To Help Schools Reinvent Alumni Networking
Graduway, a startup that wants to help colleges and universities more effectively engage with their alumni, is officially launching today with $1.1 million in seed funding from BTG Pactual (Latin Amer...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Jumio Brings Identity Verification To Mobile Apps Just Hold Up Your ID To The Camera
Jumio, theAndreessenHorowitz-backedmobile payments and ID-scanning startup, is today releasing a new version of itsNetverifyproduct designed specifically for mobile devices, both smartphones and table...
05:49 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Deutsche Telekoms T-Venture Takes A Punt On P2P Betting Exchange Smarkets, Leads $2.3M Funding Round
Smarkets, the UK-based peer-to-peer betting exchange, has raised a fresh $2.3 million round of funding led by Deutsche Telekom's T-Venture, along with existing backer Passion Capital. This brings the ...
05:34 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch This New Apple Patent Could Be The Design For A Radical iWatch With A Wraparound Display
Apple has a number of patents on wearable computing, but a new application spotted by AppleInsider blends some old and some new tech to provide a vision of what it might conceivably look like as a shi...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Nexmo Raises $3M From Intel Capital For Mobile Messaging API Service, Signaling More Disruption For The Telcos
Nexmo has raised $3 million from Intel Capital for its mobile messaging API, carrier grade service. Also participating were NHN Investment Corporation and Initial Capital. Nexmo, founded in 2010, rais...
04:54 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Fortumo Raises ~$10M From Intel Capital, Greycroft To Take On Bango And More In Carrier Billing; Inks Deals With China Mobile And Vodafone
Fortumo -- a specialist in mobile carrier billing, which lets users to pay for apps and goods in apps without coughing up credit card numbers -- is today raising its game a bit against competitors lik...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Payments Startup SumUp Adds Support For American Express Payments In 8 Of Its 10 European Markets
SumUp, one of the many European mobile card reader startups, is adding support for American Express. Its mobile card reader system already accepts Mastercard and Visa payments but today the startup sa...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch With A Revenue Model In Sight, Crowdsourced News Service Blottr Raises $612K For Its Content Syndication Platform NewsPoint
Blottr, the crowd-sourced (or citizen journalism) news service, has raised an additional 400,000 (~$612k) to help scale NewsPoint, its syndication platform that lets publishers/broadcaster purchase us...
01:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Telenav Updates Its Scout iPhone Navigation App, Now Lets You Share Arrival Times And Locations
Telenav's Scout for iPhone is a pretty capable personal navigator that gives you voice-guided turn-by-turn directions, access to local information and all the other features you expect from a GPS app....
11:06 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch BillPin Wants To Save Friendships By Making Social Expense Sharing Quick And Easy
Out of all the problems that friends run into, money is one of the stickiest. There's nothing that can degrade a relationship in quite the same way as an argument over rent, a restaurant bill, or even...
10:56 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Google Reportedly In Talk With Warby Parker To Design Stylish Google Glass Frames
Google is reportedly in talks with Warby Parker to make glasses that look less like Geordi La Forge's eyewear and more like something a style-conscious person in the early 21st century would be happy ...
10:56 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Google Reportedly In Talks With Warby Parker To Design Stylish Google Glass Frames
Google is reportedly in talks with Warby Parker to make glasses that look less like Geordi La Forge's eyewear and more like something a style-conscious person in the early 21st century would be happy ...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Coursera Adds 29 Schools, 90 Courses And 4 New Languages To Its Online Learning Platform
It’s almost as if there’s an arms race in online education. Which MOOC platform can expand the fastest? Place your bets now. On the heels of edX’s announcement that it will be expand...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Appsecute Offers Social Stream For DevOps To Manage Apps On Cloud Services
Appecute launched last year with a platform that gave customers a single view across any platform as a service (PaaS). Today the company is showing a change in focus with an activity stream style serv...
08:34 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch By Helping Big Pharma Better Understand Your Local Doctor, Medikly May Just Be Tapping Into A Goldmine
Medikly, a startup that aims to help pharmaceutical companies reach and better understand physicians, announced today that it has raised $1.2 million in series A financing from Easton Capital.A recent...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Online Learning Platform, edX, Goes International With The Addition Of Six New Schools
When it comes to online education and massive open online courses (a.k.a. "MOOCs"), Udacity and Coursera have stolen most of the attention. But they aren't the only two choices for voracious distance ...
06:46 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Sumpto Wants To Be The Klout For College Students
Like a growing number of students, Ben Kosinski attended multiple universities over the course of his collegiate career. Although these schools differed wildly in culture and the makeup of their stude...
06:32 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch White House Anti-IP Theft Strategy Comes Out Swinging Against China
The White House released a high-level strategy paper on combating international intellectual property theft and pointed a not-so-subtle finger at China. The report promises increased criminal sanction...
06:26 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch In Exchange For Help Juicing Sales, Twitter And LinkedIns Ads APIs Share The Wealth
Tech companies try to stay lean. They don't want to hire too many sales people, and they can't build the perfect advertising tool for every buyer. So following in Google and Facebook's footsteps, toda...
06:08 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch PS4 Is Sonys Last Stand, And Its Wasting It On A Tired Strategy That Ignores How The Gamer Is Changing
Sony's PlayStation 4 made its grand debut today in a presentation with all the theatrical flair to be expected from an electronics company that's also a media company that's also a producer and publis...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch ZTE Aims To Launch The First Tegra 4 Smartphones In China By The End Of 1H 2013
When NVIDIA officially pulled back the curtains on its new Tegra 4 SoC at CES, it had no shortage of praise for the thing -- the company referred to it as "the world's fastest mobile processor" -- but...
05:04 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest Confirms Massive New $200 Million Series D Funding Round And $2.5 Billion Valuation
Pinterest, the content discovery website that has achieved massive mainstream popularity by letting people clip and share their favorite photos and videos online with virtual "pinboards," is making it...
04:36 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Gaikai Cloud Gaming In PlayStation 4 Brings Easy Free Trials Of Games, Sharing, Spectating And Remote Play
Gaikai's Dave Perry took the stage at the PS4 event today to describe how Gaikai would be adding cloud gaming elements to the PS4, which will make it possible to jump in and try games in the PlayStati...
04:25 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter And Yahoo Vet Kevin Cheng On How Companies Can Use Comics To Convey Big Ideas [TCTV]
You probably associate the idea of "comics" with things of a trivial nature, like the newspaper's funny pages, or maybe Saturday morning SpongeBob marathons. But according to Kevin Cheng, the web exec...
04:19 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Sony Officially Unveils The PlayStation 4: X86 CPU And 8GB Memory, But About Experiences, Not Specs
Sony had an event today and as expected, it introduced the PlayStation 4. The next-gen platform is designed to shift focus from the living room to the gamer, Sony said, and overall, PlayStation's appr...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Makers Row Grows As A Matchmaker Between Fashion Designers & Domestic Manufacturers
Barriers to international manufacturing and high fuel costs have long made overseas production painful for small businesses. Now, an economic trend towards American manufacturing has created a timely ...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch The New, New PlayStation: Watch The 2013 Sony PlayStation Meeting Live At 6pm Eastern3pm Pacific
Join us live at the 2013 Playstation Meeting where Sony will hopefully unveil what's next for their iconic gaming console. The event runs from 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific and I'll be posting images and co...
03:10 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch PernixData Launches With Goal To Become The VMware Of Flash
PernixDatatoday launched its Flash Virtualization Platform (FVP) for clustering flash to get higher levels of performance. It's similar to how VMware aggregates CPU and memory to give customers more f...
02:37 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Commerce App PayDragon Launches A Redesign To Make One-Click Shopping Even Easier
Mobile commerce startup PayDragon wants to simplify the process of purchasing various grocery staples via your mobile phone. The company already has one-click purchasing and two-day shipping for produ...
01:33 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Introducing Boatbound, The Airbnb For Boats
Average boat owners only use their vessel 14 days a year. That's why Boatbound is brilliant. It's a peer-to-peer boat-renting startup that lets you book everything from kayaks to catamarans to yachts ...
01:05 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Firefox Enables WebRTC, H.264 And MP3 Support By Default In Its Nightly Release Channel
WebRTC, the plugin-free real-time video, audio and text chat protocol most browser vendors now support, is now activated by default in the latest bleeding edge Firefox Nightly release. While Mozilla h...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Founder Stories: Piazzas Pooja Sankar Proves That If You Cant Find The Right Co-Founder, Build It Yourself
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Piazza founder Pooja Sankar and learned how her struggles in school inspired her to build an online question-and-answer platform for students to learn together. ...
12:50 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Here Comes The Next PlayStation! Join Us Live At 6pm Eastern3pm Pacific For The Sony Event Liveblog
The war for your living room is about to heat up. While Microsoft is still keeping its own next-generation console under lock and key, rival Sony is gearing up to take the stage in New York City and s...
12:18 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Mobli Adds Auto-Edit Feature, Location Filters, Social Sharing And Speed In New Version Of Media-Sharing App
Mobli is launching a new version of its photo- and video-sharing app, pushing into the next generation of this competitive space with a new feed of stories that’s integrated with Facebook and Tu...
12:06 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Pictures Not Worth A Thousand Words? Why Not Boldomatic
In the deep and rich world of self-generated Internet content, there are few things as stark - and as starkly polarizing - as text on a colored background. Is it meme-cheating? Is it boring? Is writin...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, February 21, 2013
Techcrunch Forrester: Tablet Ownership In Europe To Rise 4x In 5 Years 55% Of Regions Online Adults Will Own One By 2017, Up From 14% In 2012
Analyst Forrester is predicting tablet ownership in Western Europe will quadruple by 2017 -- with the percentage of online adults owning a slate projected to increase markedly from less than a fifth (...
11:58 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch YouTube Partners With Gengo And Translated.net To Make Ordering Paid Caption Translations Easier
YouTube just announced that it has partnered with Gengo and Translated.net, two popular translation services, to give its users a more streamlined process to get their video captions translated by pro...
11:55 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Saber Blast Lets Brands Team Up On Social Media To Form A Marketing Alliance
Small businesses and new brands are mere sardines in the ocean of social media. But a school of small fish is much more powerful than a lone minnow, which is why Saber Blast, a new alliance marketing ...
11:53 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed TrustEgg Launches, Lets Anyone Create Trust Accounts For Their Kids
TrustEgg, a Y Combinator-backed startup which lets parents set up trusts for their children is actually launching. That's a milestone in and of itself, because, as a financial services company, it had...
11:51 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch With $650K In Seed Funding, YC-Backed Upverter Chases The Dream Of A Hardware Startup Revolution
Toronto's Upverter is a startup that's poised to effect change that could reshape the landscape of entrepreneurship. That's not something you can say about most of the businesses we cover on a daily b...
11:43 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Smartphone Rental Startup Handy Expands Out Of Hong Kong
Handy, a smartphone rental service out of Hong Kong, has launched operations in Singapore. The company offers smartphones for rent to travelers at $9 (HKD 68) a day$12 (S$15) a day in Singaporeand the...
11:21 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Contextual Content Engine Vurb Wants To Make The Internet Seamless
VCs like to go around asking the same questions: "What's cool? What startups do you like?" Recently, the consensus answer to those questions is a startup called Vurb.Vurb is a contextual content engin...
11:21 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Contextual Content Engine Vurb Raises More Than $1.5M From Max Levchin And Others
VCs like to go around asking the same questions: "What's cool? What startups do you like?" Recently, the consensus answer to those questions is a startup called Vurb.Vurb is a contextual content engin...
11:18 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Ahead of SXSW, Highlight Makes Another Bid For SoLoMo Supremacy With Photos And Events
It's South By Southwest time again, and you know what that means -- it's time for another round of apps to announce launches and updates to help make your mandatory fun time in Austin, Texas that much...
11:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Xamarin 2.0 Lets Developers Write iOS Apps With Visual Studio, Introduces Free Starter Edition
Xamarin, the service that helps developers write cross-platform apps in C# for iOS, Android, OS X and Windows, launched version 2.0 of its platform today. This new version features updates to most of ...
11:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch App Test Platform TestFlight Comes To Android In Private Beta, Says 300K Apps Uploaded On iOS
Over the past couple of years, TestFlight has become the standard choice for giving beta testers (and tech bloggers) early access to iOS apps. Today the service is launching for Android developers too...
10:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Indoor Positioning Startup indoo.rs Raises Six-Figure Seed Round From Tecnet Equity, SpeedInvest, And Techinvest
GPS technology and the increasing ubiquity of smartphones has given rise to a plethora of mapping and other location-based services that work relatively well outside. But indoor positioning can still ...
10:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Citus Data Launches CitusDB, An Analytics Database Based On Google Dremel With Parallel Processing At Its Core
Citus Data has launched CitusDB for Hadoop, a service that can process petabytes of data within seconds. The offering shows once again that thenew class of analytics databases that can analyze everyth...
10:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Launches Ads API, So Marketers Can Run Campaigns Through Adobe, Salesforce, Others
Twitter just announced via blog post that it has launched an advertising API, which will allow brands to run ad campaigns through the company's API partners, rather than having to buy them through Twi...
10:20 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch WordPress.com Launches Education Vertical For Students And Teachers
WordPress.com just rolled out a new classroom vertical that is meant to help educators easily create good-looking websites for their classes. Over the last few months, WordPress.com, the fully hosted ...
10:08 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Kids Clothing Consignment Service thredUP Prepares To Take On Threadflip, Poshmark & More With Move Into Womens Apparel
Only a month after its expansion into juniors, online and mobile clothing consignment service thredUP is now expanding into women's apparel. This is the company's first step out of the kids' clothes m...
09:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Daily Deals Site LivingSocial Raises Another $110 Million
Daily deals might be out of fashion, but that hasn't stopped at least one company in the space from being able to attract more venture investment. Apparently LivingSocial sent a memo to employees this...
09:40 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Reminder: Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield Applications Are Due Monday, Feb 25th
The time is nigh. Startup Battlefield applications need to be submitted and completed by Monday, February 25th. We're looking for the very best startups to launch on Disrupt NYC's stage, but first you...
09:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch The Nifty MiniDrive Gives Your MacBook Air Or Pro More Internal, Removable Flash Storage
MacBooks are on a straightforward path to becoming closed case devices, with very little in the way of aftermarket expandability options for consumers. Which is why the Nifty MiniDrive Kickstarter pro...
09:10 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Asus Teases Its MWC Padfone Plans With Potentially Sacrilegious Viral Video
Something there is that doesn't love a viral video.To wit: we present Asus' baffling Spanish MWC teaser which involves a giant metal dildo landing on the Sagrada Famlia, Barcelona's beloved Gaudi mast...
09:08 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Home Depot-Owned Redbeacon Now Lets You Pay Contractors Online
RedBeacon has just released an update to its services that effectively closes the loop on the company's home services marketplace. The company announced the update on its blog, bringing mobile and onl...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Referly Acquires LaunchGram, Eyes Ramen Profitability
At just about a year of age, Referly may be a tad young to be making its first acquisition. But the San Francisco-based startup is doing just that today with the purchase of 500 Startups-backed Launch...
08:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Playnomics Raises $5M In Second Round To Help Mobile Game Makers Monetize
Playnomics, a San Francisco-based startup that helps mobile game developers earn more from their existing players, just picked up another $5 million in funding from Vanedge Capital and existing invest...
08:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Square Debuts Business In A Box, A Turnkey Point Of Sale Experience For $299
Despite a rocky start to the year with the sudden departure of COO Keith Rabois, Square is still making a huge push to sign on new businesses on the Square platform and deliver smart, easy service for...
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch The App Stores Are Getting Full: Only 2% Of iPhone Top Publishers In U.S. Are Newcomers, 3% On Google Play
Illustrating how very, very hard it is to have a breakout hit in today's mobile app stores, a report from app store analytics firm Distimo released today finds that only 2 percent of the top 250 publi...
07:34 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch iZettle Launches Launches Wireless Chip & Pin Device, Starts Taking Visa And Partners With Santander
iZettle what you might call the 'Square of Europe' given it's also a dongle-based mobile payment service for small merchants will now launch a new Chip & Pin device alongside its existing soluti...
07:34 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch iZettle Launches Wireless Chip & Pin Device, Starts Taking Visa And Partners With Santander
iZettle what you might call the 'Square of Europe' given it's also a dongle-based mobile payment service for small merchants will now launch a new Chip & Pin device alongside its existing soluti...
07:14 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Multiplayer Mobile Gaming Network Nextpeer Adds 100K Users A Day As A Ninja Bike Race Takes Off
It can be a tough life out there for mobile-social gaming platforms. With Apple’s Game Center covering the bare basics and GREE’s recent shutdown of OpenFeint, it’s arguable that the...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Gigwalk, An Amazon Turk For Real World Work, Gets An Upgraded Backend For Businesses
Gigwalk, the mobile temp agency that allows users to get assigned jobs (or "gigs") from companies in need of real-world data or market research, is today upgrading its business-facing platform as the ...
06:18 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Google Finally Shows Off Google Glass UI, Announces #ifihadglass Purchase Campaign
Google is slowly pulling down Google Glass' veil of secrecy. With each announcement, the company reveals a bit more of its secrets. This time around, the video above shows Google Glass' UI in real wor...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch OTG Lays The Foundation For A Connected Airport That Speaks Your Language, Whatever That Language May Be
OTG, the restaurateur that made waves when it installed free access iPads in some of the world's busiest international airport hubs last year, is improving its existing system with the deployment of a...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Rolls Out A More Personalized And Interactive Front Page
Yahoo plans to start rolling out a new front page at Yahoo.com starting right now, with the goal of making the new experience available to everyone in the United States within two days.I'm familiar wi...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Mobile Barcelona Meetup 2013 Here Are Our Shortlisted Startups
Barcelona is coming alive with preparations for Mobile World Congress and we are pumped about the super-international TechCrunch Mobile Barcelona meetup in the same week. With thanks to our local supp...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch U.S. Accelerator TechStars Goes Global, Merges With UKs Springboard And Opens Its First International Outpost In London. Something Feels Different Now Says Cohen
A big step forward today for TechStars, the Boulder-based uber-accelerator founded in 2006 that has set up operations mentoring and funding startups in six cities across the U.S. as well as powering s...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch iPhone Brand Outshines Samsungs Galaxy As iPhone 5 Becomes Best-Selling Smartphone Globally In Q4, iPhone 4S 2nd Analyst
Apple's iPhone 5 became the best selling smartphone globally in Q4, pushing past Samsung's flagship Galaxy SIII, according to research by Strategy Analytics. It's the first time the iPhone 5 sales hav...
03:51 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Cond Nast Reveals Investment In Jewellery Startup, As Media Scrambles For New Revenues
In yet another an indication that big media powerhouses are starting to refocus their business on driving new business models like commerce, publishing giant Cond Nast has made what is understood to b...
01:23 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Pearson Launches Catalyst, An EdTech Incubator That The Publisher Hopes Will Give It More Startup Mojo
On the heels of Kaplan linking up with TechStars to offer an edtech accelerator program in New York City, educational publishing giant Pearson is also wading further into startup waters to help propel...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch SwiftKey 4 Adds Swype-Style Gesture Inputting To Android App, Plus New Languages, Tailored Typing & Simpler Corrections
Keyboard software maker SwiftKey's answer to Swype has now been added to the latest version of its software, SwiftKey 4, launching today on Google Play for Android smartphones and tablet users. The fi...
12:38 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch EE, Three, BT, Vodafone, O2 All Win 4G Spectrum In The UK, First Fast Mobile Broadband Services Coming In 6 Months
Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, has just announced the winners of the UK spectrum auctions for 4G spectrum on the low-frequency 800MHz band, used for LTE and other mobile broadband services. T...
12:38 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch EE, Three, BT, Vodafone, O2 All Win 4G Spectrum In The UK, But 2.3B In Bids Falls Short Of The 3.5B Expected
Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, has just announced the winners of the UK spectrum auctions for 4G spectrum on the low-frequency 800MHz band, used for LTE and other mobile broadband services. T...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Test Prep Giant Kaplan Launches A New EdTech Accelerator In NYC, With TechStars Providing The Bankroll
With early-stage capital front-loading the EdTech investment spectrum, it's a good time to start an education business. (Even if investors are still wary about doling out larger rounds, but ssshhh on ...
11:39 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Yota To Mass Produce E-ink Phone In Singapore
Russian phone maker, Yota Devices, will start making its first dual-screen e-ink YotaPhones in Singapore. The company has signed with Hi-P, a manufacturer in the country, to have it mass produce the d...
08:31 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Ingredient Subscription Service Blue Apron Raises $3M To Help You Cook Fresh Meals
Blue Apron, a startup that aims to help you cook new foods while taking a lot of the inconvenience and waste out of the process, announced today that it has raised a $3 million Series A.The company de...
08:27 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung, LG Display Feud Winding Down As LG Drops Sales Ban Request Against Galaxy Note 10.1
The War of the Korean Tech Giants: Battle Display is approaching a detente. LG Display has dropped its request for a domestic sales ban on rival Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1, reports Yonhap News Agency....
08:11 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch BrightBytes Grabs $750K To Help Schools Measure The Real Impact Of Technology On Student Learning
Thanks to the rise of social networking, the growing ubiquity of mobile devices and the cloud, and the fundamental maturation of the Web as a distribution channel (among other things), the opportuniti...
08:06 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Today We Hit Peak Hack (Or So I Hope)
Can we talk about how ridiculous today was?It feels like we've reached a some kind of turning point.As a cultural idea, when hacking becomes a tool for social media marketers, it has well and truly le...
07:01 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Sina Shares Rise 6% After Hours On Strong Q4 Earnings As It Promotes Former Cisco VP To CTO & Co-President
Despite investors' concerns over a slowing online advertising market in China, Sina's managed to post Q4 revenue that exceeded analysts' expectations, though its earnings fell 74 percent from a year e...
07:01 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Sina Shares Rise 6% After Hours On Q4 Earnings As It Promotes Former Cisco VP To CTO & Co-President
Despite investors' concerns over a slowing online advertising market in China, Sina's managed to post Q4 revenue that exceeded analysts' expectations, though its earnings fell 74 percent from a year e...
06:01 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch With $1.4M In Tow, Celly Launches On iOS To Let Anyone Create An Instant Mobile Social Network
Once upon a time, the pinnacle of social networking was the ability to connect with former classmates and share what your cat had for breakfast. Today, the requirements for social networking have evol...
04:13 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Qwikis New Storytelling iPhone App Was Downloaded 125K Times In Six Days
StartupQwikilauncheda new iPhone app a little more than a week ago, and it now says that the app was downloaded 125,000 times in the first six days, with 27,000 Qwikis created.What is a Qwiki? Basical...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Online Fitness Startup Wello Launches Group Workouts, Enabling 3-5 Users To Work Out Together
Last summer, online fitness provider Wello launched to provide personalized instruction to users via two-way video conferencing. That allowed its users to work with trainers from the comfort of their ...
03:40 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch State Opinion Network Defines You By What You Think, Not How Famous You Are
State wants to democratize opinion sharing, and make Twitter and Wikipedia looks like elitist popularity contests. Led by Jawbone founder Alexander Asseily, State has raised $14 million and will launc...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Codecademy Partners With Twitter, Evernote, Box, And Others To Offer A Suite Of New API Lessons
It's a great time to be a programmer right now, for many reasons -- one of which is the wide variety of open application programming interfaces (APIs) that are available that allow developers to build...
02:41 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Demand Media Says It Will Explore Split Into Two Separate Companies
In today's fourth quarter earnings report, Demand Media (which operates sites including eHow.com and Livestrong.com, and which has been criticized for being a "content farm") says it's considering a p...
02:41 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch MTV Twitter Hack Prank Was A Risky Ploy For Attention
MTV has officially acknowledged that early reports of their hacked Twitter account was, in fact, a prank. An hour ago, MTV's twitter account began tweeting naughty comments about musicians (screen sho...
02:33 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Reamaze Pulls Email, Twitter, Facebook And YouTube Into One Dashboard For Small-Business Customers
The small business world just doesn't get the love that it deserves. Salesforce.com and the other giants sell to big enterprise customers that need a far different set of tools than their small-busine...
01:56 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Says Outlook.com Gained More Than 1.5M New Users In The 12 Hours After Last Nights Official Launch
Last night, Microsoft announced that it was taking its new webmail service Outlook.com out of beta and starting to transition its huge Hotmail user base over to the new interface and platform. That tr...
12:48 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Vine Is Hiring Engineers In NYC, Including One Android Developer
Vine has just opened up a few new positions for the NY-based engineering team, as tweeted by co-founder Colin Kroll. As it would appear, there are six positions available to work alongside the three-m...
12:39 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch From An Office Hours Meeting To Crowd Favorite In The Disrupt Battlefield, Buyou Tells All
It's not often that a 20-minute Office Hours session with TC Staffers turns into a spot on the Disrupt Battlefield stage, but for Buyou, it just so happens to be the case. The virtual mall app, founde...
12:14 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Is Testing A New Advertising Card For Lead Generation
Twitter is testing a new ad unit that gives direct marketers a way to generate leads directly from tweets.You can see an example of the unit in this tweet promoting Twitter's small business guide. Not...
12:05 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch AWS Launches OpsWorks, A Potential PaaS Disruptor, To Automate App Deployment To The Cloud
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a new service called OpsWorks, whichmanages apps at any scale. But more interesting is the disruptive influence the move will have on the fledgling platform as a...
12:04 am GMT - Wed, February 20, 2013
Techcrunch Sequoia Capital Is Raising A New Dedicated Fund For Its Stealthy Scout Seed Investing Program
What many people don't realize is that Sand Hill Road VCs are not all sitting on the sidelines as seed and angel investors have their moment in the sun. Many of these firms have been very quietly gett...
11:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Plans To Bring Its Lync Enterprise Communications Platform And Skype Closer Together, Announces Lync 2013 Mobile Apps
Microsoft's Lync, the company's enterprise communications platform, doesn't get a lot of hype, but it's currently being used by 90 out of the Fortune 100 companies. The Lync ecosystem now includes ove...
11:22 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Says It Was Targeted By The Same Hackers That Hit Facebook, Will Release Protection Software Tuesday
Apple has revealed that it was attacked by the same group that went after Facebook in a recent attempt to break that network's security. The company says a "small number" of its Macs were affected, bu...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch StackMob Courts The Enterprise With Launch Of New Marketplace, Added Partnerships
Mobile backend-as-a-service (MBaaS) platformStackMobis expanding upon its earlier launch of a marketplace for third-party services, with the debut of a marketplace targeted towards enterprise customer...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Quixey Partners With Sprint To Power App Search On Sprints Android Smartphones & Online Portal
Quixey, the app search startup that signeda deal to power app search results on Ask.com this December, is today announcing another high-profile partnership, this time with U.S. mobile carrier Sprint. ...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Analyst Estimates Peg Total Nexus 7 Sales In 2012 At Around 4.6M, Compared To Roughly 10M iPad Minis
Mobile industry analyst Benedict Evans has crunched the numbers on newly-released tablet sales figures from Asus and arrived at an approximate estimate of total Nexus 7 tablet sales for 2012, which cl...
10:50 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch David Tisch, Brad Feld, Gary Vaynerchuk & Others Put $1 Million Into Vengo, The Mini Vending Machines From TaxiTreats Maker
Vengo, the maker of mini vending machines for bars, restaurants and offices, has raised $1 million in seed funding from a number of New York area investors and others including David Tisch (BoxGroup),...
10:50 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Google Says Beefed-Up Security Measures Have Reduced Account Hijackings By 99.7% Since 2011
According to a somewhat self-congratulatory update Google posted earlier today, it's getting significantly harder for hackers to successfully compromise its users' accounts. Google says it has "dramat...
10:41 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Video Released Of Shadowy Chinese Army Hacker Unit In Action
An official, shadowy Chinese hacker group is reportedly responsible for more than 100 high-level attacks against major corporations and governments. The group, known as Advanced Persistent Threat (APT...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Hands On With HTCs Would-Be Savior, The HTC One
So, after months of leaks and speculation, HTC has finally revealed the HTC One. To say it's an important device for HTC is an understatement given the rough seas the company spent nearly all of last ...
10:19 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Hong Kong-Based Telecoms & Mining Firm, China Fortune, Pays 1M For 6.25% Stake In Finnish MeeGo Startup Jolla
Jolla, the Finnish startup formed by ex-Nokians with the hope of rising, phoenix-like, from the ashes of Nokia's abandoned MeeGo platform -- via its Sailfish OS -- has secure an outside investment fro...
10:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch HTCs New Software Vision Might Actually Make A Little Sense
HTC’s floundered of late, with a less-than-impressive 2012. Much of that can be attributed to Samsung and Apple, which chomped up even more marketshare last year than they did the year before. P...
10:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Keen OnTop Dogs: What Finger Length Tells Us About Entrepreneurial Success
Success can be determined by measuring the length of our index finger in comparison to our ring finger, Bronson told me about the research behind Top Dog. But that's not the only conclusion about succ...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Cmune Takes DCM Funding To Build A Billion Dollar First-Person-Shooter Franchise on Mobile
Now that the number of tablet and smartphone gamers outnumber console players, there’s a race to see who will establish the big franchises and gaming companies of the mobile generation. In the e...
09:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch MacDock Wants To Expand Your MacBook Pros Connection Capabilities Without Added Bulk
Thunderbolt expansion docks for MacBook Pro have been slow to come to get started with offerings from Matrox and Belkin only now coming to market after lengthy delays. And they're pricey, too, at $299...
09:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Firefox 19 Launches With Built-In HTML5-Based PDF Viewer, Android Version Gets Themes And Now Works On More Devices
It's been a long time coming, but Firefox now finally features a built-in PDF viewer. Previously available in the Firefox betas, the HTML5-based PDF viewer has now made it into the stable release with...
09:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Survey Says: 10% Of Netflix Subscribers Have Streamed House Of Cards, Watching 6 Episodes On Average
So far, Netflix has been mum on viewership of House of Cards, preferring not to break out numbers for the number of subscribers who have watched it or how many hours they've watched. But research from...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Canonical Unveils Ubuntu For Tablets, Developer Preview Available For Nexus Devices On Thursday
Hot on the heels of the announcement of Ubuntu on phones comes Canonical's latest announcement: Ubuntu on tablets. This is, in many ways, a no-brainer: Android and iOS have already demonstrated that ...
08:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch HTCs Peter Chou Takes Stage With AOLs Tim Armstrong To Push BlinkFeed And Their Mobile Content Effort
HTC has been struggling to get an edge against market leader Samsung when it comes to getting critical mass in Android smartphones, so during today's launch of HTC's newest HTC One flagship phone, the...
08:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch HTCs Peter Chou Takes Stage With AOLs Tim Armstrong To Push Blink Feed And Their Mobile Content Effort
HTC has been struggling to get an edge against market leader Samsung when it comes to getting critical mass in Android smartphones, so during today's launch of HTC's newest HTC One flagship phone, the...
08:53 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch With The HTC One Launch, HTC Tries Apple Tactics To Challenge Samsungs Android Dominance
HTC unveiled its newest flagship phone, the HTC One at a special press event in NYC and London today, and the drastically different design marks a departure from a strategy of trying to beat other And...
08:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch After A Rough 2012, HTC Fires Back At Smartphone Rivals With The HTC One
There's little question that HTC wishes 2012 had gone just a little better -- the beleaguered smartphone company posted awfully disappointing results quarter after quarter, while rivals like Samsung a...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Artspace.com Raises $8.5M Series B To Expand Online Marketplace For Fine Art
The art world doesn’t always get a lot of love from the VC community, but Artspace.com is ready to change all that with a new round from Canaan Partners. The Series B round adds another $8.5 mil...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Playground Sessions Exits Beta To Teach Budding Pianists How To Play
While education startups like Khan Academy and Coursera are democratizing access to primary and secondary-level instruction, there are plenty of other hobbies where face-to-face teaching could be disr...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Berlins Productivity App Maker 6Wunderkinder Plucks Chad Fowler From LivingSocial As New CTO
6Wunderkinder, the Berlin-based developer of cross-platform productivity app Wunderlist, today announced a step up in its ambitions as a “productivity platform” for a global audience: it h...
07:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Sunrise Brilliantly Redefines Calendar Apps On iOS
Meet Sunrise, the calendar app that will replace every calendar app that you've tried so far. It's the best calendar you'll ever use. Behind its apparent simplicity, there's a server component (like M...
07:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Live From HTCs Pivotal Unveiling Of The HTC One
We're sitting patiently at HTC's NYC Media Event at this very moment, itching in anticipating for what we expect to be the official debut of the HTC One. Originally leaked as the M7, the HTC One is se...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch As Stores Quickly Sell Out, This Is The Last Call For Mac Pros In Europe
The Mac Pro is an endangered species in Europe. Apple decided to withdraw its towering desktop behemoth from the market after new regulations concerning power supply design hit the books. So, instead ...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Findables, The Startup Turning Device Cases Into Scannable Business Cards, Finds Its Way To Store Shelves
Findables, a specialty case maker for smartphones and tablets, has just scored some significant distribution deals for its QR-coded, "connected" cases. Previously, the company was selling online and i...
07:27 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch 3D-Printing Pen, The 3Doodler, Reaches Kickstarter Funding Goal In Hours
3D printing can be complex or, if the 3Doodler is any indication, wildly simple. Built by a team of toy designers, the 3Doodler is a pen with a simple plastic extruder at the tip. When you press a but...
07:22 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Nvidia Debuts Tegra 4i With Integrated LTE, Brings Tegra 4 Mass-Market With Phoenix Reference Design
Nvidia today announced its latest Tegra 4 processor, the Tegra 4i, which ships with an integrated LTE modem, which also offers the highest performance rating of any single-chip mobile processor accord...
07:17 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Red Herring Rejects Charges That Its Awards Take Advantage Of Startups
You're a new startup on the tech scene in Europe, perhaps you're a brand new entrepreneur. One day you get an email saying you've been shortlisted as a finalist for a "prestigious" award, putting you ...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch With $63 Million Under Management, Student Loan Hero Joins The Mint For Student Loans Crowd
Debt-management focused Student Loan Hero is ramping up the competition in the "Mint for Student Loans" space, with now 2,000 people on board, $63 million in debt under management, a platform built on...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Look Out, BlackJet: Arrow Is Preparing To Launch A Cheaper Private Jet Service In Seattle And The Bay Area
It was just last week that BlackJet the so-called Uber for private jets threw a big launch event and announced plans to add San Francisco and Las Vegas as destinations. But BlackJet is not alone: Th...
06:18 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Patents Extremely Accurate, Localized Haptic Feedback For Multitouch Devices
When haptic feedback first became a buzzword of the mobile phone industry nearly half a decade ago, many imagined keyboards that would rise up out of the glass on smartphones to meet our fingertips. W...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Enterprise And Open Source Data Search And Analytics Startup Elasticsearch Raises $24M From Index Ventures, Benchmark And SV Angel
Elasticsearch, a real-time, enterprise data search and analytics startup and open source project, has raised $24 million in Series B financing led by Mike Volpifrom Index Ventures. The round includes ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch With More Than 1.5B Recommendations Daily, Taboola Raises $15M More To Fund International Expansion
Content recommendation and distribution startup Taboola has grown quickly over the past year or so. Its looking to accelerate that growth, adding another $15 million in funding led by Pitango VC, alon...
05:49 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Yandex, The Google Of Russia, Beats Estimates On Sales of $290M As Search Volume Grows, But Domestic Share Stagnates At 60.5%
Yandex, the "Google of Russia" that runs the country's dominant search engine along with a number of cloud-based apps, has just announced its quarterly and full-year earnings. And while the company sa...
05:25 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Business Modeling And Planning Solution Anaplan Acquires Vue Analytics, Hires Ex-SAP France COO To Head Up Its European HQ
Anaplan, which provides a cloud-based solution for businesses to model and plan for sales, operations, and finance, has announced its expansion into Europe via the acquisition of Vue Analytics, an Ana...
05:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch HTC One Final Press Images Leak Ahead Of Todays Launch Event
HTC is holding a special event in NYC today at 10 AM, and it's all but guaranteed that the company will be showing off its latest flagship smartphone, the HTC One. But we managed to get in one last sp...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch U.K. MOOCs Alliance, Futurelearn, Adds Five More Universities And The British Library Now Backed By 18 Partners
Futurelearn, the U.K.'s first large-scale alliance between traditional higher education institutions aimed at testing the waters of MOOCs (massively open online courses), has bolstered the number of p...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Pitched By A Dog Named Mitzi, Fings For Fido Wants To Be The BarkBox Of Europe
The technology industry has gone barking mad. Last week I got pitched by a dog named Mitzi. "We are Europe's BarkBox", yapped the excitable dachshund, before explaining that UK-based Fings For Fido is...
02:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Thai Mobile Shopping App ShopSpot Adds Brands, Gets $628,000
Shopspot, a startup out of Thailand with a mobile shopping app, has won $628,000 (S$779,000) after switching its shopper matchmaking app to a more traditional shopping interface. Its earlier app focus...
01:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch U.K.s First 4G Network Not Overrun With LTE Early Adopters Just 201k Total 3G & 4G Postpaid Adds In Q4
Being first to 4G may not be quite the advantage EE may have hoped. The U.K.'s first 4G network was up and running at the end of October last year but its Q4 results show the network it picked up only...
12:39 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Milk Virtual Goats For Womens Rights In This New Facebook Game
Instead of spending to grow virtual crops faster, Facebook gamers can turn those purchases into donations for cattle donations and fistula operations in the developing world. A new Facebook game comin...
12:33 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Hangout With The A-List During Googles Asian Pop Star Week
Google announced today that it is kicking off A-Pop Star Week on March 8. The event will include Google+ Hangouts with C-, J-, and K-Pop singers (if you haven't guessed, the letters stand for Chi...
12:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch PayPal Stops Personal Payments In Singapore
PayPal will stop allowing personal payments in Singapore on February 20. It said in an email to members that this was due to “regulatory instructions”. People will still be able to make co...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Kaifu Lee Still Upbeat On Chinas Social Media Despite Sina And Tencent Weibo Suspension
Despite being booted off his Sina and Tencent Weibo accounts for three days after criticizing state-run search engine Jike, former Google China head Kaifu Lee remains optimistic about social media in ...
11:24 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Ogio Renegade RSS Backpack Makes For A Solid Hackathon Carry-All
The backpack arrived in the mail about 3 days ago perfect timing for a business day trip I needed to make and a great test of this backpacks capability.How did it work for me? Great. I love it. But w...
10:01 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Takes Outlook.com Out Of Preview, Starts Migrating Hotmail Users And Launches Massive New Marketing Campaign
Six months after its initial launch, the preview of Outlook.com, Microsoft's free webmail service that is meant to replace the aging Hotmail brand and design, now has over 60 million active users acco...
09:39 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Zenefits Gives Small Businesses A One-Stop Shop For Finding And Managing Employee Benefits
For startups and small businesses, providing and managing benefits can be a huge headache. In the early stages, this responsibility generally falls into the hands of founders, who have to contact insu...
08:58 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Fujitsu Finally Enters Europes Smartphone Market With A Senior-Focused Android Device With France Telecom, Starting In June
It was exactly a year ago that news began to surface of Fujitsu's intention to come to Europe with its Android-based smartphones. Now the Japanese company is finally coming good on those reports: on T...
07:00 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch 2600hz, A New Way To Make The Data Center The New Telco And Replace Our Decomposing 19th-Century Phone System
2600hzis part of a new movement to turn the data center into the new telco. That's one way to puit it. Another is to realize that our 100-year old phone system is decomposing. ...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch TC Cribs: Lit Motors, Where Sleek Electric Cars (And More) Are Built From Scratch
We're back with a brand new Cribs, the TechCrunch TV series where we go inside the gates of the hottest tech companies and get a grand tour of what the day-to-day work life is like -- warts, perks, an...
05:52 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Singapore Fashion Retailer Inverted Edge Takes $2M Funding
A Singaporean fashion retail site has secured $2 million (S$2 million) in funding from a government-backed group of VCs. When it launches next month, the e-tailer, called Inverted Edge, will carry a c...
05:52 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Singapore Fashion Retailer Inverted Edge Takes $1.6M Funding
A Singaporean fashion retail site has secured $1.6 million (S$2 million) in funding from a government-backed group of VCs. When it launches next month, the e-tailer, called Inverted Edge, will carry a...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch How To Sell A Car To The Mobile-First Generation
I'm shopping for a car right now. Just something that can handle a little city driving and frequent trips to the cottage in the warmer months, with the ability to haul a decent amount of cargo. I'm we...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Turtle Beachs New Seven Series Headphones Are A Gamers Audio Dream
If you're a hardcore gamer, the name Turtle Beach most certainly means something to you. We met with the tournament-grade headset maker to discuss their new Seven series of headsets, originally debute...
03:03 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch A Multi-Perspective Look At The Ambitious Pebble Smartwatch
Pebble smartwatches have been hitting doorsteps for a little while now, but my colleague Darrell Etherington and I have only just been able to join the party. The reasons for the extra wait differed f...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Pulling From More Than 400M Listings, eBays Pinterest-Like, New Personalized Home Page Experience Rolls Out Tomorrow
Last October, eBay debuted a completely new homepage experience and redesign, marking the company's biggest homepage in the marketplace's history. eBay's feed experience has been in pilot phase for se...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Ivy League Students Get A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Dropbox, Cue, Romotive, And More
Sequoia Capital and the student-run Princeton publication Business Today held their first Start @ A Startup conference this weekend, where more than 100 students (largely, but not entirely, from Ivy L...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch The Science Behind Why The Harlem Shake Is So Popular
A five-minute video? Ain't nobody got time for that. Not to watch one, or to make one. But the Harlem Shake dance videos are capped at 30 seconds. That's why we're so willing to watch just one more in...
01:20 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Mycestro Is A 3D Mouse For Your Fingertips That Youll Look Funny Using, But Who Cares?
We all go through phases where we feel like we’ve seen every possible Kickstarter project that we’d ever want and then one like Mycestro comes along and reminds us that this is just the ti...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, February 19, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Tickengo, The Ride-Sharing Service Thats Already Available Throughout The US
Ride-sharing is becoming increasingly popular, and more widely available, as San Francisco-based startups Lyft and SideCar have both begun expansion into new cities. But what if I told you theres a ri...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch The Agony Of The Fanboy
Every few months I'm reminded of the intensity of feeling some technologies - be they physical objects (they usually are) or web services - engender in a certain subset of the human population. It's a...
10:43 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Hackers Turn Burger Kings Tweet Stream Into A Whopper Of A Mess
About 40 minutes ago hackers took over the official Burger King Twitter account, changing the branding to feature McDonald's fish nuggets prominently on the top and noting that Burger King "just got s...
10:43 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Googles Consolidated Privacy Policy Draws Fresh Fire In Europe
Google is facing a privacy policy probe in Europe. Last year it consolidated more than 60 separate product privacy notices into one unified policy. The move drew criticism from European privacy regul...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Tutorspree Adds $800K From Resolute.VC & Others To Help Students Find Better Local Tutoring
Tutorspree has been quiet of late, but that doesn't mean it's not still plugging away on its mission to make high-quality, local tutors in any subject accessible to any student -- or finding continued...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Tumblr Is Not What You Think
Editors note:Adam Rifkin is co-founder and CEO ofPandaWhale, an online network of interesting things and people.Pop quiz: what is the favorite social networking site of Americans under age 25? If you ...
09:51 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Participation: The Trend That is Bigger than the Harlem Shake
Global audiences of prosumer video producers will create content that is viewed by global audiences in numbers far in excess of traditional TV. TV will enter the era of "participation" and when the me...
09:39 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch HotelTonight Brings Last-Minute Hotel Bookings To Android Tablets
HotelTonight, the startup that lets users make same-day reservations at nearby hotels, just launched a version of its app that's optimized for Android tablets.When they're thinking about tablets, star...
09:35 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Affectiva Inks Deal With Ebuzzing Social To Integrate Face Tracking And Emotional Response Into Online Video Ad Analytics
Last August, Affectiva, developer of a new way to track facial responses to online content, raised $12 million from KPCB, Horizon and others to take its tech to a wider market. Today comes one of the ...
09:31 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch China Passes U.S. As Worlds Top Smart Device Market
In November, mobile app services company Flurry announced that China was on track to top the U.S. and Android install base at some point in the first quarter of 2013. Today, Flurry says that has happe...
09:11 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Automatic Album Maker Moment.me Arrives On Android, Adds A Manual Mode Mode To Boost Engagement
Moment.me, a startup that debuted its automatic, social albums application for iPhone this past fall, has made its way to Android. The app allows users to combine not only photos, but also video, as w...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Appealing To Our Egos Worked Over 80,000 People Bragged On Twitter About Having One Of Most-Viewed Profiles On LinkedIn
Did you happen to get an email from LinkedIn recently, which congratulated you on having one popular profiles on the site? Then, good news - you're special. Just like millions of others. The campaign,...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Appealing To Our Egos Worked Over 80,000 People Bragged On Twitter About Having One Of The Most-Viewed Profiles On LinkedIn
Did you happen to get an email from LinkedIn recently, which congratulated you on having one popular profiles on the site? Then, good news - you're special. Just like millions of others. The campaign,...
07:22 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch No Cute Android Pins, No Schmidt, No Slide: Google Tones Down Its Presence At MWC This Year
We're now about a week away from the start of the Mobile World Congress, the large, annual European mobile event put on by the GSM Association that has served as a barometer of the progress of the wir...
07:13 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Opera Shrinks In-House Developer Team As It Prepares Shift To WebKit
Opera has been making a lot of headlines of late -- with last week's announcement of its big strategic shift to WebKit. Followed hard on the heels by the news of its $155m purchase of Skyfire. But the...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch The Post Post-PC Era: Will Apple, Google, Samsung, Amazon Or Microsoft Win?
Editors note: Peter Relan is aformer developer and Oracles former VP of Internet Division, a serial entrepreneur since 1998, and a Silicon Valley angel investor. Relan founded YouWeb Incubator in 2007...
06:04 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Business Of Fashion Gets $2.1M Seed Funding From Index, LVMH And More For Its No-Nonsense B2B Fashion Blog
We've seen a lot of fashion tech and fashion e-commerce startups pick up steam in the form of users, revenues, and venture backing. But because content remains king, it looks like less tech-tastic sit...
06:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Site Builder Wizard Infinite.ly Leaves Incubation
Another service has jumped on the “easy” site creation bandwagon, this time a small startup out of the Philippines, called Infinite.ly. The company competes with players like Wix.comto off...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Amazons Jeff Bezos Doesnt Want An Empire, He Wants The World
Editor's note:John Geraci is head of marketing for innovation agency faberNovel, where he and his colleagues help organizations think and act like startups.Two years ago,faberNovelpublished a study ca...
03:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch LGs 5.5 Optimus Pro G Phablet Confirmed Headed To The U.S. In Q2
LG's forthcoming flagship, the 5.5 inch Optimus Pro G, has been confirmed for the U.S. market. Writing in a release on its website (translated from Korean by Google Translate), LG said the device will...
03:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch LGs 5.5 Optimus G Pro Phablet Confirmed Headed To The U.S. In Q2
LG's forthcoming flagship, the 5.5 inch Optimus Pro G, has been confirmed for the U.S. market. Writing in a release on its website (translated from Korean by Google Translate), LG said the device will...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch DealAngel Launching API To Let Other Sites Build Hotel Pricing Intelligence Into Their Wares
DealAngel, the site that lets you search for hotels and compare prices based on their historic and broader market value to ensure you really are getting a good deal, has launched a private beta of its...
02:23 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch GREE, Yahoo Put $2M Into GxYz, A New Joint Venture To Build Social Games
GREE, a Tokyo-based mobile gaming company worth $2.8 billion, is deepening its partnership with Yahoo! Japan through the creation of a joint venture that will build social games for smartphones. The n...
01:40 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch With $11M From NEA, Comcast & Others, Quad Learning Wants To Create A More Affordable Track To Top-Tier Degrees
Higher education in the U.S. is a hot mess. For decades, funding for public universities and colleges has been in steady decline, which, as spending continued, led to rising institutional debt and eve...
12:39 pm GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Killing It Isnt Worth It
It's unfair to take a particular moment in time, slice it, and pass judgement on that particular slice. Yet that's our precise function, as chroniclers of news, and our role in the startup community.L...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Former Head Of Google China Kicked Off Sina & Tencent Weibo For Three Days
Kaifu Lee, former head of Google China and founder of Bejing-based startup incubator Innovation Works, said on Twitter yesterday (h/t Sinocism) that he has been banned from posting on Sina Weibo and T...
11:07 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch JustMigrate Launches To Move Posterous Blogs To Tumblr Just As Posterous Announces Imminent End
Just in time for Posterous’ closure on April 30th, a service has launched to bring Posterous blogs over to rival service, Tumblr. JustMigrate was announced the same day that Posterous unceremoni...
10:16 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Chinas 360Buy Raises $700M Ahead Of Potential IPO, Wants To Become Stronger Alibaba Rival
360Buy, the quick-delivery shopping site once described as the Chinese mashup of Amazon and Fresh Direct, announced $700 million USD in funding on Friday. While this gives the company, China’s s...
08:56 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch The Weekly Good: Worldreader Wants To Put A Digital Book In Every Childs Hand
[Editors 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.] One of the amazing things about t...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Nexus Tablet Success And Why Theres No Time Like The Present For A Google Retail Store
Rumors from an "extremely reliable source" speaking to 9t05Google have suggested Google will soon start to operate its own physical retail stores starting as soon as the 2013 holiday season in the U.S...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Lets (Gamify) Date(ing), And Make It Addicting In The Process
Editors Note:Event Partnerships Manager Leslie Hitchcock is a non-editorial TechCrunch employee. In addition to working at TechCrunch and being super fashionable, she reviews startups and tech product...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Lets (Gamify) Date(ing) And Make It Addicting In The Process
Editors Note:Event Partnerships Manager Leslie Hitchcock is a non-editorial TechCrunch employee. In addition to working at TechCrunch and being super fashionable, she reviews startups and tech product...
05:01 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Commerce On The Rise As Amazon AppStore Tops Nielsens List Of Fastest-Growing U.K. Android Apps
Google's Android platform dominates the U.K.'s smartphone landscape -- powering 54 per cent of the handsets in use at the end of 2012 (Kantar's data). But what apps are U.K. Android owners spending in...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch The Pros And Cons Of A WebKit Monoculture
The news that Opera is shutting down the development of its own browser rendering engine and moving to the open source WebKit enginecause quite a stir earlier this week. With WebKit powering the built...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: The Beyond Games Mirage
Both Microsoft and Sony like to wow us with big numbers proclaiming how they are moving beyond games, but the numbers don't really stack up. For all its vaunted efforts in TV partnerships, for example...
02:42 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch New Relic Banks Its Billion Dollar Quest On Portland, The Crafty Land Of Big Beards, Beer And Bikes
New Relic has some pretty sweet digs in my hometown of Portland, high above the city on the 28th floor of the US Bank Tower. Couches are in the corners for engineers to chat and share ideas. Lacquered...
02:20 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Fresh Stats On Social Networks: Pinterest Catches Up With Twitter, Digital Divide Shrinks
I find statistics absolutely delicious. Pew research released fresh stats on what slice of Americans are addicted to all of the various social networks as of December 2012. There are a few big busines...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Like Elephants, Search Engines Never Forget
Editor's note:Hunter Walk was most recently Director of Product Management at YouTube.Search engines have long memories. I think about this whenever reading new coverage of some immoral, misanthropic ...
12:30 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Fly Your Flag Lets See Some European Country Pavilions At Disrupt In New York
This year we want to make it very, very obvious that TechCrunch events are open to all. In the past we've had startups appear from everywhere from Tokyo to Russia to Ghana, Africa. And this year we wa...
12:01 am GMT - Mon, February 18, 2013
Techcrunch Google May Open A String Of Retail Stores, But What Does It Hope To Gain?
Microsoft and Apple already have their own physical retail stores, but thus far Google has managed to resist that particular temptationIf a recent report from 9to5Google is to be believed though, that...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 17, 2013
Techcrunch Iterations: How Founders Can Fight Through The Great Fragmentation Of Talent
The #1 request I hear when talking to founders in San Francisco is: "We are hiring engineers. Know any?" We all know this is a big issue that's only getting worse, and so do most of the investors. But...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 17, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Elon Musk Vs. NYT, The Uber For Private Jets, Zynga Settles With EA, Everyone Harlem Shakes
Congratulations! You've managed to avoid the intergalactic debris that's been flying around to survive another action-packed week in the tech industry. And you know what else that means? It's time for...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 17, 2013
Techcrunch Theres Already An Apple In The Games Industry: The Games Industry
There's a funny thing about the way proponents of Apple (I say this without denigration) cheerlead their champion as it enters (supposedly) the gaming world. In a lot of ways, there's already an Apple...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 17, 2013
Techcrunch Where You Can Go Right, And Wrong, With Native Ads
Editor's note:Dan Greenberg is the founder & CEO ofSharethrough, the native video advertising company. James Navin is the Vice President of Strategic Operations for Sharethrough. There has been lo...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 17, 2013
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: The Eyes Have It
Editors note:Ross Rubinis principal analyst atReticle Research and blogs atTechspressive.Inlast weeks Backed or Whacked, I discussed watches, one of the mixes of fashion and function that many wear ev...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 17, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Commerce On The Rise As Amazon AppStore Tops Nielsens List Of Fastest-Growing U.K. Android Apps
Google's Android platform dominates the U.K.'s smartphone landscape -- powering 54 per cent of the handsets in use at the end of 2012 (Kantar's data). But what apps are U.K. Android owners spending in...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 17, 2013
Techcrunch Want Better Personal Video? Think Underwater Tech And Free Cloud Storage
Editor's note:Michael Changis CEO ofYesVideo, a video-transfer and sharing service.There are three trends in the world of personal video, and they have one common theme: answering the call of the cons...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, February 17, 2013
Techcrunch A Whole New World Of Mobile Markets: Cars, Photos, TVs, Wallets And More
Editor’s note: Doug Renert isa co-founding partner ofTandem Capital, Silicon Valley’s first and largest mobile accelerator fund. Follow him on Twitter @dougrenert. Mary Meeker explains in ...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, February 17, 2013
Techcrunch As Patent Drama Continues, 3D Printing Provides A Way Out For Mashup Creators
Editor's note: Michael Weinberg is vice president atPublic Knowledgewhere he focusesprimarily on copyright, issues before the FCC and emerging technologies like 3D printing.Mashups are one of the grea...
04:14 am GMT - Sun, February 17, 2013
Techcrunch Facebooks Never Had A Big User Data Breach, But May Never Recover When It Does
It's notif,butwhen. Between crooks, hackers, and foreign governments, Facebook probably can't avoid a serious user data breach forever. When it happens, Facebook may never be able to quiet fears that ...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, February 17, 2013
Techcrunch First-To-File Patent Law Is Imminent, But What Will It Mean?
Editors note:Leonid (Lenny) Kravets is a patent attorney atPanitch, Schwarze, Belisario and Nadel, LLP in Philadelphia, PA, focusing on patent prosecution and intellectual property transactions in com...
02:14 am GMT - Sun, February 17, 2013
Techcrunch Palantir Acqhires Team Behind YC Voice Email Startup Voicegem
Palantir just scooped up some fresh minds to aid its mission of analyzing the world's information. Today Y Combinator Summer 2012 startup Voicegem announced its team is joining Palantir, and it will s...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, February 17, 2013
Techcrunch Disrupt Darlings GTar Talk About What Happens After You Succeed On Stage, Raise $350K, And Have To Ship Product
Last May, Incident Tech launched the gTar, a guitar with real strings that connected to a smartphone for some amazing sound processing. In the last few months, the founder, Idan Beck and his team have...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, February 17, 2013
Techcrunch The Rise Of Company Builders
Entrepreneur-turned-investor is a classic story arc in Silicon Valley but recently the plot has earned a twist. Certain operators are foregoing the traditional path of joining a traditional VC to inst...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, February 17, 2013
Techcrunch What Disrupt Really Means
Editors note:Andy Rachleff is President and CEO ofWealthfront, an SEC-registered online financial advisor.Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley love to talk about disruption, though few know what it really ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: House of Bacon
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor pondered the debatable relationship between Netflix' House of Cards and the tech community. From HBO's Jeff ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch How Do You Scale Social Innovation Startups?
Editors note: This guest post is written by Erica Kochi, the co-lead of UNICEFs Innovation unit. Her team started UNICEFs open source RapidSMS platform which has been adopted in developing countries w...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch The Real Battle At Dell
Editors note:Roman Stanek is CEO and founder ofGoodData.Private or public - either scenario for Dell will be interesting to watch. One of the most difficult skills Ive worked hard to master as an entr...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch Rep. Gutierrez, Lets Try The Silicon Valley Way Lean Immigration Reform
Editors note:Vivek Wadhwa is Vice President of Innovation and Research at Singularity University, Fellow at Stanford Law School, and Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Researc...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch In Defense Of Email
Editor's note: Dave Girouard is founder and CEO of Upstart, a company that lets college grads raise capital in exchange for a small share of their future income.Nobody uses email anymore - you get too...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch Get Ready To Lose Your Job
"Technological revolutions happen in two main phases: the installation phase and the deployment phase," observes Angel of the Year and new Andreessen Horowitz GP Chris Dixon, who says that the turning...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch The Trials And Tribulations Of A Global Startup
The Internet makes it easy to collaborate across borders. But despite the rise of remote work and virtual teams, founders still need to travel for business sometimes. For some, travel practically beco...
06:00 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch The History Behind Facebooks Graph Search
Editor's note: Taylor Buleyis a senior developer at Conde Nast's PARADE. He's a former staff writer at Forbes and graduated from University of Pennsylvania and Stanford.On Thursday Lars Rasmussen, Goo...
04:51 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Your Doppleganger On Sodisco. A First Look At Ex-Payvment CEO Christian Taylors New Startup
Lonely? Wish you had someone to geek out with about the weird stuff you're into? Sodisco wants to find you a play date. It's the soon-to-launch startup from Christian Taylor, ex-CEO of Facebook e-comm...
04:51 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Your Doppelganger On Sodisco. A First Look At Ex-Payvment CEO Christian Taylors New Startup
Lonely? Wish you had someone to geek out with about the weird stuff you're into? Sodisco wants to find you a play date. It's the soon-to-launch startup from Christian Taylor, ex-CEO of Facebook e-comm...
04:47 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Is Literally The Last Office In The World To Make A Harlem Shake Video
In an effort to show the rest of the corporate world how "cool" and "spontaneous" their jobs are, hipster office workers around the globe have been making "Harlem Shake" tribute videos this week. Perh...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch Posterous Will Shut Down On April 30th, Co-Founder Garry Tan Launches Posthaven To Save Your Sites
It was just a matter of time before Twitter shut the blogging platform Posterous down, after acquiring the company last March. The team had already been folded into the flock, but this means that nobo...
03:35 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Bain Capital Ventures Ajay Agarwal On How Much Capital Startups Should Raise, And More
This week's Ask A VC show put Bain Capital Ventures' managing director Ajay Agarwal in the hot seat. Agarwalheads the firm's recently launched Palo Alto office....
03:05 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Introduces SyncFileSystem API For Chrome To Let HTML5 Apps Sync Your Offline Data Between Devices
One nifty feature of HTML5 is that apps can store data locally on your computer and have it available even when you are offline. Google today introduced a new API for Chrome, the Sync FileSystem API, ...
02:47 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch Xoom Closes Its First Day On The NASDAQ At $25.49 Per Share, Up 59 Percent From IPO Price
A number of Silicon Valley investors are starting the long weekend with a smile. That's thanks to Xoom Corporation, the online money transfer technology and services company, which made a very success...
02:44 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch Thanks For The 15-Minute Break, WordPress
As you might have noticed, TechCrunch went down entirely (thanks to WordPress VIP), sporting a fun “502″ error. If you’re not sure what that means, here’s the skinny on why you...
02:19 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch KISSmetrics Makes Its First Acquisition Open Source Startup SourceNinja
Analytics company KISSMetricshas acquired SourceNinja, a startup offering to help companies manage security flaws in their open source libraries.KISSmetrics co-founder and head of product Hiten Shah m...
02:07 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 02.15.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific....
02:01 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch Congresswoman Proposes Ban On Armed Drones In U.S., Regulating Surveillance
With the looming threat of faceless drones buzzing around American cities, congress has proposed banning armed drones and regulating their use for law enforcement surveillance. The Preserving American...
01:44 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch GitHub Open Sources Boxen, A One-Command Tool To Install GitHub.com On Newly Unboxed Macs
GitHub has open-sourced "Boxen" an automated way to set up GitHub on just unboxed Macs.The one-command automation tool promises that a developer can install GtHub with one-command and be ready within ...
01:44 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch GitHub Open Sources Boxen, A One-Command Tool To Ready Newly Unboxed Macs For Developers
GitHub has open-sourced "Boxen" an automated way to set up GitHub on just unboxed Macs.The one-command automation tool promises that a developer can install GtHub with one-command and be ready within ...
01:34 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch Dreaded Auto-Play Video Ads Could Be Coming To Facebook, CMO Confirms
TV commercials that automatically play could soon hit Facebook's news feed. This week Facebook CMO David Fischer admitted auto-play video ads might be distracting, but said "I believe there are ways w...
01:34 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch Dreaded Auto-Play Video Ads Could Be Coming To Facebook, VP Confirms
TV commercials that automatically play could soon hit Facebook's news feed. This week Facebook VP of Business David Fischer admitted auto-play video ads might be distracting, but said "I believe there...
01:03 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch If A Social Network Falls In A Forest
Google Plus experienced an outage this morning, and almost no one noticed. Gizmodo poked fun. Engadget wrote a few sentences. Someone posted it to Hacker News. Where it gained zero comments. Google&pl...
12:55 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch Sage Software Sells Off $100M In Non-Core CRM Assets In Attempt To Reinvent Itself
Sage Software, facing competition from a host of cloud providers, has sold off $100 million of its "non-CRM," assets to focus on its core ERP and accounting practices....
12:36 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga And EA Settle Their Nasty Legal Battle Over Unmistakable Copy Of The Sims
According to InsideSocialGames, Zynga and EA have settled their legal dispute over the former’s alleged copying of EA’s popular game “The Sims.” It was clear to many that once ...
12:36 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga And EA Settle Legal Battle Over Unmistakable Copy Of The Sims And Anti-Competitive Practices
According to InsideSocialGames, Zynga and EA have settled their legal dispute over the former’s alleged copying of EA’s popular game “The Sims.” It was clear to many that once ...
12:22 am GMT - Sat, February 16, 2013
Techcrunch Congrats Ingrid, On Your One-Year Anniversary At Techmeme
Ingrid Lundenbegan working forTechmeme in February of 2012, after an extensive career at paidContent.org and regular freelance work for publications such as the Financial Times. Today, she celebrates ...
11:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Why Mozilla Matters And Wont Switch To WebKit
Earlier this week, Opera announced that it would stop working on its own Presto layout engine and switch to WebKit. It's obvious that the open source WebKit engine currently has a lot of momentum behi...
11:45 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Ubuntu Mobile Developer Preview Will Grace The Galaxy Nexus And Nexus 4 On February 21
After spotting it on video and briefly playing with it at CES, Canonical's mobile-friendly version of Ubuntu will soon be available for the truly curious to muck around with. Starting on February 21, ...
11:24 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Roelof Botha, David Lee And Ron Conway To Speak At Disrupt NYC 2013
It's the most wonderful time of year ... BecauseDisrupt New York is getting closer! We're now wrapping things up behind the scenes, and the show is shaping up to be our best ever -- We know, we know, ...
11:19 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Sequoias Bryan Schreier Says Its Time For The Ivy Leagues To Embrace Startups
Sometimes, I feel like every single person in their 20s is hoping to either create or work at the next big startup. But Bryan Schreier, a partner at Sequoia Capital, said that's largely a West Coast p...
10:59 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch The Tesla Saga Continues As NY Times Journo Refutes Claims, CNN Drives A Long Route Without A Hitch
Another day, another salvo in the long-running NY Times/Tesla Motors war. This time the NYT journalist John Broder, writing on the New York Times blog Wheels, has refuted nearly all of Elon Musk's poi...
10:26 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Over A Year After Tango, Skype Adds Video Voicemail Option
After this morning's news that the transition from Windows Live Messenger to Skype will be delayed, word comes that Skype will now begin testing a video messaging feature. Essentially like a video voi...
09:59 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch BitTorrent Sharpens Enterprise Focus, Launches SoShare To Send Large Files, Offering First Terabyte Free
BitTorrent, the once-notorious P2P file-sharing site that has turned a new leaf as a legit, distributed computing provider, is today launching SoShare, a service to send large files from one computer ...
09:50 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox Makes PDF Viewing Less Painful, Adds Push Notifications For Shared Folders
Just a few days after adding a new set of features to Dropbox for Teams, the cloud storage company rolled out a new version of its iOS application which introduces a few useful additions as well. For ...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Chute Brings Its Photo Aggregation Tools Into Real-World Locations With Chute Live
Chute is a Y Combinator-backed startup that helps publishers and brands incorporate photos and other media (sometimes submitted directly by users, sometimes aggregated from social networking sites) on...
09:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Peak Gmail: Too Many Messages, Not Enough Space, And, Finally, A Way Out
I've been receiving ominous warnings in my Gmail inbox for months now: "You are almost out of space for your Gmail account. Once you run out of space, you will not be able to send or receive any email...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Googles Street View Goes Inside Its First NFL Venue, Maps Colts Stadium
The football season may be over, but with 202 days to go before the next NFL game kicks off again, Google today announced that it has brought its Street View cameras into the Indianapolis Colts' Lucas...
07:48 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Windows Live Messenger Will Be Upgraded To Skype Starting On April 8
Good news for those of you still clinging to Windows Live Messenger in its current form -- it looks like you'll able to keep using it for just a little bit longer. It's no secret that Microsoft would ...
07:39 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Meteor Video Footage Goes Large On YouTube, Thanks To Bad Russian Drivers, Corruption And The Use Of Dash Cams
Today's incident involving a falling meteor in the Chelyabinsk region of Russia has resulted in an estimated 500 injuries, and while people are scrambling to figure out exactly what has happened in th...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed FlightCar Launches Its Airbnb For Airport Car Rentals Service At SFO
Airport car rentals are a $10 billion business. But until recently, most travelers were stuck with poor customer service and high rates from the incumbent rental car agencies. Y Combinator-backed star...
06:50 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google Rated The Best Place To Intern In 2013, Followed By Qualcomm, Microsoft, Intel And Cisco
For student jobseekers, in these challenging economic conditions, internships still rank as one of the best ways to prevent yourself from joining the growing ranks of the overeducated and underemploye...
05:56 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Wins Court Challenge In Germany Against Its Real Names Policy
Facebook has won a court challenge against its real names policy in Germany. Yesterday an administrative court in the North of Germany granted Facebook's request for "suspensive effect" against a ruli...
05:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Berlusconi Outed As Investor In Square Clone Payleven While Rocket Internets Zappos Clone Zalando Hits Breakeven
A double-dose of details today about the normally secretive e-commerce startups incubated by the Samwer bothers-backed Rocket Internet. Silvio Berlusconi was outed as one of the key investors in Squar...
03:05 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Takes Redshift, Its Cloud-Based Data Warehouse Killer, Global
Amazon’s onslaught in disrupting enterprise IT services continues. The company today announced that it would be making Redshift — its cloud-based data warehousing service — widely av...
02:39 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Now Owns 29.3 Percent Of Facebook, Representing $18 Billion
Facebook announced in an SEC filing that founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg now owns 29.3 percent of Facebook shares (NASDAQ:FB), up from a 28.2 percent stake on the day of the IPO. With 632.7 million sh...
12:38 pm GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Meteor Crash Reportedly Injured Over 100 People In Russia
Fragments of a meteor reportedly crashed landed in Russia, causing an explosion that injured over 100 people. Amateur video of the meteor streaking across the sky (below) have gone viral and the Inter...
11:56 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch After Revealing Shift To WebKit, Opera Will Buy Mobile Video Optimization Provider Skyfire Labs For $155 Million
Opera Software is buying mobile video optimization and cloud solutions provider Skyfire Labs for about $155 million in cash and stock, the Oslo-based company announced today. The news comes a few days...
10:30 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Heroku Admits To Performance Degradation Over The Past 3 Years After Criticism From Rap Genius
Heroku, the popular cloud application platform, may not be as fast today as it was three years ago. Yesterday, Rap Genius' James Somers , posted a widely read blog post, arguing that Heroku had quietl...
10:16 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch While Tesla Dukes It Out With The Times, SpaceX Gets The Go-Ahead For Next ISS Supply Mission
Tesla Motors has been getting plenty of attention lately because of its heated back-and-forth with New York Times writer John Broder, but that only helped to drown out news concerning founder Elon Mus...
09:36 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch The Fall TV Lineup May Include Apple Dominating Gaming
What Im about to say is undoubtedly going to piss some of you off. And thats fine. Because in a few years, Ill be right and youll look silly.While everyone is focused on the next generation video game...
09:11 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Cyber Attacks Against Journalists Are On The Rise, Says Advocacy Group
More journalists are now the target of cyber attacks, said the Committee to Protect Journalists. CPJ deputy director Robert Mahoney said cyber attacks on individuals and news organizations have increa...
08:02 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Court Throws Out Shareholder Lawsuit Accusing Netflix Of Issuing Misleading Guidance
Netflix succeeded in getting a shareholder lawsuit dismissed that had accused the company of inflating its share price by concealing rising costs, even as insiders like CEO Reed Hastings were selling ...
06:31 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Obamas Quotable Google+ Hangout: Zuckerberg, Drones And Being Chill
President Obama just concluded a group interview with a handful of bloggers on Google+. The 40-minute follow-up to the State of the Union covered a broad range of new issues: drones, Mark Zuckerb...
06:22 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch You Think You Know What You Want Out Of Twitter Search, But Its Not What You Really Need
Twitter and search sound like two peas in a pod, but it’s actually not the marriage made in heaven that you’d think it is. When you think of search, you think of a search engine, like Goog...
05:44 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Squarespace Adds Commerce System For A High-Class BloggingSales Experience
Squarespace knows from fancy. They make dead-simple websites for people who require a high level of design and elegance and, unlike, say, our website, a lot of SquareSpace sites are surprisingly beaut...
04:24 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Blocks Perverts From Graph Searching For Kids
Facebook has coded some special rules into Graph Search to make sure shady adults can't stalk minors. Today Facebook clarified that searches that could identify kids under 18 by age or location won't ...
03:43 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Blackjet, The Uber For Private Jet Travel, Appoints Shervin Pishevar As Its Chairman
As we reported this morning, Blackjet, the startup that aims to be the "Uber for private jets" by letting people book relatively lower priced private jet travel through web and mobile apps, today exte...
03:33 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Big Plans For CrunchBase
CrunchBase has grown like a tree planted in a quiet corner of the yard and left to its own devices. Today, our free and editable industry database gets 1.5 million unique visitors a month and has had ...
03:30 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Everest, An Epic App For Achieving Your Dreams
What if I there was an app that could make you healthier, smarter, and happier? That could turn your dreams into reality by breaking them into manageable steps and reminding you to take them? Everest ...
03:23 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Weendy, An Extreme Sports App That Merges Crowdsourced And Actual Weather Data, Gets $240K Led By Archimedes
It's a little ironic that adrenalin-fuelled, sometimes dangerous extreme sports like windsurfing, kiteboarding and skiing also have a very pedestrian angle to them: it's hard to do them when the weath...
03:17 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Fandrop Debuts A Digg-Like Service For Viral Media, Hacks Its Way To Over 1 Million Pageviews Monthly
Fandrop, a new content sharing site started by a group of growth hackers, is debuting today to help you find out what's trending across the web. The site surfaces things like tweets and Facebook posts...
02:53 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Tamagotchi Comes To Android, But After All These Years Im No Better At Caring For Virtual Pets
Namco Bandai has released a new Android Tamagotchi app called Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. The acronym standards for "love is fun everywhere," which is arguable depending on which stage of love you're in, and ...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Digital Content Organizer Clipix Goes Beyond Bookmarks, Adds New Features To Save And Organize Email
Clipix, a bookmarking service that lets you organize links, documents, photos and videos, just announced that it is adding email to its repertoire of supported formats. Users can now forward their ema...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Watch President Obamas Google+ Hangout Starting At 4:50pm ET
President Obama will be holding a townhall follow-up to his State of the Union speech on Google+ at 4:50pm ET today. We'll be covering the speech in separate posts. Readers are invited to watch t...
01:56 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch How Bubble Motion Is Winning Feature Phones As Twitter For Voice Hits 25 Million Users
Its been a long journey for Bubble Motion, one of Singapores oldest startups. The company has been around since 2005 and made its name as a voice messenger app, allowing people to send voice clips to ...
01:28 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Reddit Starts Accepting Bitcoin for Reddit Gold Purchases Thanks To Partnership With Coinbase
Bitcoin is the “underground” digital money system that’s fueling growth and disruption in the online payment space.Coinbase is a “bitcoin wallet and platform” that lets m...
01:23 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Now You Can Pay To Promote Your Friends Facebook Posts To More People, Even Without Their Permission
Until natural language processing improves, only humans can tell what's important. So Facebook today starts rolling out the option to pay to promote a friend's posts and get them seen by more people. ...
01:19 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch After 25 Titles & 5M+ Installs, Game Closure Goes Public, Open Source With Its HTML5 Game Development Kit
Over the last year, it seems that we kept hearing that quality, legit HTML5 gaming was right around the corner. Well, here we are two months into 2013, and the market is still yet to see a single, wid...
01:16 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Apples Retail Strategy Proves That If They Build It, You Will Come (And Spend)
Apple is a unique company in that even if you break down its individual lines of business and view them as distinct from the whole, it can still be regarded as immensely successful in a number of diff...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch In The Studio, Twists Bill Lee Talks Shop About Mobile Apps And Angel Investing
"In the Studio" continues this week by welcoming a successful founder, entrepreneur, and angel investor, who happened to amass a truly eclectic set of experiences in the Valley, from running a venture...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Alphabird Acquires Digital Agency Volt Media To Expand Its Presence In Australia
Audience development startup Alphabird has made a number of acquisitions over the last few years, from social video platform Media Social to video distribution platform Castfire. Well add one more to ...
12:32 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch With 20% Of Reservations Filled, Mailbox Goes Down So You Can Enjoy Your Valentines Day
Last week's hot app, Mailbox, is currently down. In a very RIM-esque fashion, the startup's servers are not forwarding mail, resulting in a very quiet Valentines Day. I'm pretty stoked about it. I thi...
12:15 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Viggle Tries To Right The Ship After Failed GetGlue Merger, Revenue Rises 88%, Registered Users Up 42% For The Quarter
Social TV and the second screen experience is quickly catching on among viewers, but the space as a whole is still nascent. While many are eager for a better social TV experience, as there's plenty of...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, February 15, 2013
Techcrunch Kleverbeast Launches Into Public Beta, Bringing App Creation To The Masses For $29Month
Kleverbeast, co-founded by Hatch Labs CEO and founder Dinesh Moorjani, is today launching in public beta to bring quick and easy app creation to the multitudes, letting anyone (even someone with no pr...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch With Its Latest Update, Bumps Mobile App Replaces USB Flash Drives
Bump, the flagship contacts, photos and file sharing application from the company by the same name, is today getting an upgrade on both iOS and Android in order to support file-sharing to and from you...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Virool Raises $6.62 Million Seed Round To Help Make Videos Go Viral
Series A crunch? Who cares with seed rounds like this? Today, Y Combinator-backed Virool, a self-service social video advertising platform, is announcing its monster "seed" round of $6.62 million. And...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Crocodoc Launches Its Revamped HTML5 Document Converter For PDF, Word And PowerPoint Files
Crocodoc allows you to upload your PDFs, Word and PowerPoint documents and convert them into HTML5 so you can easily embed them on your own sites. The company, which has converted over 60 million docu...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Crocodoc Previews Its Revamped HTML5 Document Converter For PDF, Word And PowerPoint Files
Crocodoc allows you to upload your PDFs, Word and PowerPoint documents and convert them into HTML5 so you can easily embed them on your own sites. The company, which has converted over 60 million docu...
10:56 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch ComScore Says 5.3 Trillion Ads Shown In 2012, But 3 In 10 Are Never Seen
comScore just released its Digital Future In Focus report for 2013, offering a broad swath of data in areas like social networking, search, and mobile. But the most interesting finding, at least to me...
10:50 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Scosche Adds To Your iPhone 5 And iPad Charging Options With New Lightning Line
Once upon a time I thought I would be very short of charging solutions for my iPhone 5 thanks to the switch to Lightning. Now, for various reasons, I have an abundance of Lightning cables, one might e...
10:36 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch NJ Accelerator TechLaunch Is Looking For Its Next Batch Of Great Garden State Startups
New Jerseys nascent startup scene is wedged between more established communities in Philadelphia and New York, but that hasnt stopped some ambitious teams like those at Princetons TigerLabs and TechLa...
10:34 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Lies, Damn Lies, And Robots
While it gives me little pleasure to call out New York Times writer John Broder for his clearly weird Tesla S test-drive, I do appreciate the way Elon and the team at Tesla called him to task for seem...
10:34 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Dating Apps: Theyre A Sausage-Fest, Flurry Finds
Like a terrible San Francisco tech party in a poorly lit SOMA bar filled with awkward khaki- or T-shirt clad guys, men outnumber women by almost 2:1 in dating apps, mobile analytics startup Flurry fou...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Trintme, A Classier Bang With Friends, Lets You Find Facebook Friends Who Want To Hang Out, Not Just Hook Up
If you kind of liked the idea behind viral sensation Bang With Friends, the controversial Facebook app that lets you privately nominate friends you want to hook up with, but balked at the idea of usin...
10:12 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch The Veteran Team Behind G2 Crowd Looks To Build A Yelp For Enterprise Software
It can be such a headache trying to figure out what internal collaboration tools a company should use. Even at TechCrunch, where we have a few dozen writers, product and sales people, we’ve swit...
10:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Helping To Grease The Wheels Of Capitalism In Emerging Markets, Mambu Raises $2M For Its SaaS For Alternative Finance Providers
Hot on the heels of closing a "new" 40m fund, Point Nine Capital is announcing its involvement in another investment today. Together with Runa Capital, it's leading a $2 million Series A round in Berl...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch With 3,500 Paying Customers, HipChat Launches A Native Mac Client To Vanquish The Lousy Adobe AIR App
HipChat has been doing some good things since it was acquired by Atlassian back in March 2012, including updating its iOS apps with much-needed improvements, but the sorry excuse for a Mac app it offe...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Adds Responsive Design Tool Edge Reflow To Creative Cloud, Updates DreamWeaver, Edge Code And Animate
Adobe's launch of its Creative Cloud subscription service has been a success with over 325,000 paid and one million free members. Today, the company is updating the its suite of products for designers...
09:40 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch BlackJet, Your Own Private Airline, Adds San Francisco And Las Vegas As Destinations
BlackJet, which we’ve described as the “Uber for private jets” has announced San Francisco and Las Vegas as two new destinations. The company was founded by Garrett Camp, the co-foun...
09:39 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch A Surface Mini Could Wake Up Windows Phone 8
I love the idea of the Surface: compelling hardware, striking form factor, and, in the case of the Pro, smart compromises to offer a good value. But the products fail to live up to their promise. They...
09:29 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Rovio Beefs Up Global Advertising Team With Hires From Apple, Millennial Media, And inMobi
As Rovio plans its entry into the cartoon business, the company has announced a round of new hires that will comprise its revamped Brand Advertising Partnership team, making the Finnish-based gaming c...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Balanced Launches A Standalone API For Next-Day ACH Payments
Y Combinator-backed startup Balanced offers a platform for collaborative consumption companies to both take in and make payments to users on either side of the transaction. But what if they only need ...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Method Raises $3M Series A To Help It Spread CRM Solution Beyond QuickBooks To Other Accounting Platforms
Method, a Toronto-based CRM solution, today announced the closing of a $3 million dollar investment round led by Klass Capital. The company, which is the number-one rated such app for Intuit's QuickBo...
08:58 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch I Swear This Is The Last Harlem Shake Post We Do
At the risk of seeming like my father, a man who will beat a dead meme into the ground long after its moment in the sun, I present to you the Harlem Shake Bookmarklet....
08:56 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Google Quietly Shutters Commerce Search For E-Retailers
In 2009, Google launched Commerce Search, a hosted enterprise search product to power online retail stores and e-commerce websites. Commerce Search was the the companys first custom-tailored enterpris...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Finnish Startup Hub Starttaamo Says Its Members Have Raised Up To 25M Total Funding In Two Years
Members of Oulu's Starttaamo startup hub have attracted more than 10 million in angel and VC investment over the past two years -- from Finnish and international investors. Add in government support, ...
08:18 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Google Maps With Street View Is Now Available For The Wii U
Nintendo just announced that Google Maps with Street View is now available for Wii U systems in North America. So you now have the ability to wander around Martha's Vineyard if you don't have access t...
07:43 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Kickstarter Goes Mobile With New iOS App
It's Valentine's Day and what better way for a crowdfunding site to show its love for you than release an iOS app? The new app will go live on iTunes shortly and allows users to follow their funded pr...
07:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Vimeo Acquires Animated GIF App Echograph As Mobile Video Sharing Space Heats Up Thanks To Vine
Vimeo has acquired GIF-style video making app Echograph, in a deal whose terms were not disclosed, the company announced today. The price paid for the iPhone and iPad app from Clear-Media was not disc...
07:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Google Serves BT With Patent Suit In The UK Using Motorola TV Patents
Following up from its legal filing yesterday in the U.S., Google has now officially served BT with legal papers for patent infringements in its home market of the UK. While yesterday's suit concerned ...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Video Startup Vuclip Buys Jigsee To Target Emerging Markets With Apps
A little consolidation underway in the world of mobile video streaming: Vuclip -- a Silicon Valley-based startup that offers mobile video streaming services to across some 200 countries and 5,500 devi...
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Patents A Volume-Based Solution To Shaky Smartphone Camera Syndrome
A new patent filing uncovered by AppleInsider today shows that the company is still thinking about ways to upgrade the smartphone camera experience and deliver the best possible pictures you can get o...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches New Scroogled Video For Valentines Day, Says Google Will Read Your Love Letters
"Don't want Google snooping on your Valentine?" That's the question Microsoft is asking today in its latest "Scroogled" video. Last week, Microsoft picked up its anti-Google campaign to put the spotli...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Dear Vivek Wadhwa, We Need To Fix Our Whole Immigration System And I Need Your Help
Editor's note:Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez represents the Fourth District of Illinois in the U.S. Congress and is the Chairman of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.First, thank...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch New iOS 6.1 Security Flaw Grants Limited Access To Phone App, Photos, Email, Messages, FaceTime
With just a few quick steps, it's easy to open the phone app on any locked iPhone running iOS 6.1. From there a  person has full access to the photo library, can edit contacts, send emails, text ...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch QuickBooks Online For iPad Isnt A Boring Accounting App Its A Simple CRM
Over a decade after porting its QuickBooks desktop software to the web, Intuit is finally addressing the needs of its small business owner user base with the launch of a version of the QuickBooks appl...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Science Shows Dating Websites Arent Better At Finding You Love
I was really hoping this article would have ended differently. But after spending countless hours scanning tiny pixelated squares of people who were supposed to represent my mathematically determined ...
06:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch DataSift Launches Open Source Query Builder, Aims To Embed Social Monitoring In Enterprise Tools
Social monitoring startup DataSift is releasing an open source, embeddable version of its Query Builder today, allowing anyone to customize and embed the company's tool for conducting social media sea...
05:36 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Elon Musk Lays Out His Evidence That New York Times Tesla Model S Test Drive Was Fake
Tesla Motors CEO and founder Elon Musk definitely isn't the best guy to try to pull a fast one on. The visionary entrepreneur set Twitter a titter when he claimed earlier this week that New York Times...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch SideCar Acquires Austin-Based Ride-Sharing Startup Heyride, Announces Plans To Launch In 7 New Markets
Ride-sharing startup SideCar is getting serious about expanding into new cities throughout the U.S. The company just acquired Austin, Texas-based Heyride to help it improve its product and introduce s...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch SideCar Acquires Austin-Based Ride-Sharing Startup Heyride, Will Soon Launch In 7 New Markets
Ride-sharing startup SideCar is getting serious about expanding into new cities throughout the U.S. The company just acquired Austin, Texas-based Heyride to help it improve its product and introduce s...
04:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch European Publishers Say Googles 60M French Fund Does Not Go Far Enough For Content Reuse
The European Publishers Council (EPC), whose members represent the interests of publishers in 14 European countries, has responded to Google's establishment of a 60 million fund for French publishers ...
04:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Applifiers Everyplay Wants To See Your Game Face
Applifier, a Helsinki-based mobile gaming network, wants to see your game face.Their product Everyplay, which records players at their best (or worst) moments inside mobile games, is launching a new f...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch As Payment Pioneer Stripe Gears Up For Euro Rollout, Rocket Rival Paymill Reveals $5M More Funding, From Blumberg Capital
The race for leadership in easy e-commerce in Europe is on. Stripe, the U.S. startup that has developed a simple payments API for developers to use in apps and on the web, is preparing to make its fir...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Box Of Awesome Is Like A Free Birchbox For Kids Stuffed Full Of Games, Books, Music, And More
Serial games entrepreneur and sometimes angel investor Dylan Collins has a new project, which he no doubt describes as "awesome". Aiming to help solve the discovery problem faced by physical and digit...
02:34 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Another Blow For BlackBerry As New Zealand Cops Pick iOS Devices
In another setback for BlackBerry's key government business, the New Zealand police force has chosen iOS devices over smartphones and tablets running BlackBerry. Kiwi cops will be kitted out with iOS ...
12:42 pm GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Employees Do The Harlem Shake
Multiple Facebook employees just shared this clip of a bunch of Facebookers doing the "Harlem Shake"danceat their HQ. Supposedly some of the Instagram team and COO Sheryl Sandbergparticipated, but I c...
10:49 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Instagram Seeks To Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Over Policy Changes
Instagram asked a federal court on Wednesday to throw out a class action lawsuit filed by users upset over the photo-sharing app's changes to its terms of service. The lawsuit was brought against the ...
10:05 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Will Release Fix For iOS 6.1 Microsoft Exchange Bug
Apple says it has identified a fix for a bug that causes excess activity on Microsoft Exchange accounts after users accept an exception to a recurring calendar event, and will make it available in an ...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch YouTube Opens A Production Space In Tokyo To Help Creators Make Better Videos
Over the past few years, YouTube has been dramatically increasing the resources that it provides to the creative community that uploads videos on its platform. Today it expanded that effort in Japan, ...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch e27 Gets $615K, Plans Southeast Asia Expansion
Singaporean media outfit, e27, has raised about US$615,000 (S$760,000) through a funding round with investors in the region, and plans to expand into Southeast Asia. The round was raised with B Dash V...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Singapore media outlet e27 Gets $615K, Plans Southeast Asia Expansion
Singaporean media outfit, e27, has raised about US$615,000 (S$760,000) through a funding round with investors in the region, and plans to expand into Southeast Asia. The round was raised with B Dash V...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Singapore Media Outlet e27 Gets $615K To Expand Into Southeast Asia
Singaporean media outfit, e27, has raised about US$615,000 (S$760,000) through a funding round with investors in the region, and plans to expand into Southeast Asia. The round was raised with B Dash V...
07:48 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Free Ride Will Soon Be Over For Google Compute Engine Limited Preview Beta Users
Google Compute EngineLimited Preview beta customers who want to continue using the cloud service will have to fork over their credit-card numbers after receiving emails announcing the March 1 end of t...
07:31 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Bislr Launches Tools To Build Marketing-Optimized Websites, Raises $3.5M From Tim Draper And Others
Bislr, a startup that's officially launching today, was built to solve one of the problems that CEO Michael Sharkey said that he himself faced in his past startups the need to quickly build a website...
06:44 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch So Yeah, Theres Gonna Be A Vince Vaughn And Owen Wilson Movie About Life As A Google Intern
Geographically Hollywood is hundreds of miles away from Silicon Valley, but it seems like the two are getting closer and closer in metaphorical ways.The latest example of this is The Internship, the n...
06:26 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Opera Sings The Final Song With Its Rendering Engine, Decides To Shift To WebKit
Opera is that company that everyone knows about but never really stopped to understand why it is so important. The Norway-based company has always been an ankle-biter, pushing the envelope and calling...
05:59 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch U.S. District Court Dismisses Suit In Facebook IPO, Says Company Disclosed Risks
A U.S. District Court in New York dismissed a shareholder lawsuit that claimed Facebook executives including Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg didn’t disclose enough about risks to the com...
04:04 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Scout Can Wirelessly Protect Your Groovy, Wood-Panelled Bachelor Pad
Scout is a wireless security system that starts at $120 and is completely removable. The handsomely-designed units can protect windows and doors in your home and you can program reactions to various e...
04:02 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Google Countersues UK Telco BT Over Patent Infringement In Its Conferencing and IP Quality Of Service Products
Google today stepped up its battle to protect its patents, with the latest target a countersuit against BT, the UK incumbent telecoms carrier, along with Ipanema Technologies, which resells some of BT...
02:31 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Zillow Q4 Beats Analysts With $34.3M Revenue, Mobile Visits Topped 50% Of Dec. Total
Real estate site Zillowcame in ahead of analyst estimates in its just-released fourth quarter earnings report, with $34.3 million in revenue and net income of $0.5 million.The revenue number is a reco...
02:15 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Google Now For Android Integrates Rotten Tomatoes Reviews, Fandango Tickets And Zillow Real Estate Listings
Google just added a few more features to Google Now on Android 4.1+. Starting today, Android users will be able to see information from even more third-party services on Google Now, including mov...
02:01 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch HP Reportedly Working On Android Smartphones And Tablets, Despite webOS Failures
HP is looking into getting back into the mobile hardware game, according to a new report from ReadWrite which the Verge says is being confirmed from their own sources. HP famously bought webOS and the...
01:52 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch And Thats A Wrap! Last Nights NYC TC Disrupt Pitch-Off Was A Blast
Last night was the official TC Disrupt Pitch-Off in NYC, where three lucky startups won tickets to the Disrupt NY conference in April, one of which will get a spot on the Startup Alley floor. Over 20 ...
01:47 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Pixelapse Brings GitHub-Style Sharing & Version Control To Your Design Projects
Sharing and keeping tabs on code is relatively simple for coders thanks to GitHub and the like, but developers arent the only folks who could benefit from services like that. Designers could also use ...
01:38 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Pulls An Oprah, Gives Every Employee An iPad Mini
Technology is a wonderful thing, especially when your employer hooks you up with gadgets for free. Today, we’ve learned that LinkedIn has decided to give all of its employees an iPad mini. This ...
12:54 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Brad Feld Is Looking For Founders To Live And Work Rent-Free In His New Kansas City Fiberhouse
Brad Feld, the Boulder, Colorado-based entrepreneur and early stage investor, is well known for helping to encourage and establish new tech and entrepreneurial ecosystems in areas outside of the well-...
12:53 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch TV Maker Loewe Shares Jump 45 Percent After Apple Buyout Rumors
German luxury brand Loewe experienced a roller coaster day. A trader commented that "Apple supposedly wants to bid 4 euros a share for Loewe," which sentLoewe shares up as much as 44.5 percent to 3.93...
12:36 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch InstaThis Prints Out Your Instagram Photos On Wood Or Acrylic
Printing out your Instagram photos isn't all that revolutionary. We've seen countless companies do this: CanvasPop puts your Instagrams on Canvas, Printstagram turns them into calendars, minibooks, an...
12:24 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Postmates Launches Its Get It Now On-Demand Delivery App In Seattle
After operating for about 18 months in San Francisco, urban delivery startup Postmates is finally ready to expand into its second market. The company recently opened up deliveries in Seattle, allowing...
12:24 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Postmates Launches Its Get It Now On-Demand Delivery Service In Seattle
After operating for about 18 months in San Francisco, urban delivery startup Postmates is finally ready to expand into its second market. The company recently opened up deliveries in Seattle, allowing...
12:08 am GMT - Thu, February 14, 2013
Techcrunch Autodesk Releases 123D Creature, A Tool To Design, Paint, And Print Your Own 3D Monsters
As a fan of monsters and 3D printing, in that order, I was intrigued by Autodesk's new iOS app, 123D Creature. Aimed at beginning 3D modelers, the app allows you to build cute (or scary) monsters righ...
11:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Analyst: Apple Could Finally Be Opening Up Apple TV To Developers At An Event In March
The Apple TV could finally be getting a developer SDK that would allow third-party apps to appear on the platform, according to an analyst note from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek today. The note cites...
11:24 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Cleverbugs Personalized Birthday Card App Downloaded 25K Times In First Three Weeks
Cleverbug, a smartphone app that uses social network data to improve printed birthday cards, first launched in mid-January. The company tells me that as of early February, the app was downloaded 25,00...
11:18 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Twitters Crashlytics Enterprise Features Are Now Available To All Developers For Free
Twitter surprised some folks when it acquired a mobile analytics firm called Crashlytics, but it’s clear that Twitter has an idea of what it would like to do with the firm. Step one since acquir...
11:06 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch You May Take Away My Freedom, But Ill Always Have My Crunchie!
On June 14th, 2010, Michael Arrington awarded a Crunchieto two members of Goatse Security via a blog post for discovering, publishing and trying to fix a pretty egregious security flaw that they disco...
10:57 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft CFO Peter Klein: Bing Is An Important Strategic Asset, Makes All Of Our Services Better
At the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference this morning, Microsoft's CFO Peter Klein was asked about the importance of Bing for the company. According to Klein, Microsoft decided...
10:14 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Loses iPhone Trademark Exclusivity In Brazil As Regulator Delivers Its Ruling
Apple has officially lost exclusive rights over the use of the iPhone trademark in Brazil, according to the BBC. The news was telegraphed earlier via a leak that said Brazil's regulatory body was plan...
10:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Leanplum Raises $825K Angel Round For Its Mobile AB Testing And Optimization Tool
Leanplum, a TechStars Seattle 2012 alum that wants to make A/B testing easier on iOS and Android, just announced that it has closed a $825,000 angel round from TechStars, Kima Ventures, VoiVoda Ventur...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Khosla-Backed Hampton Creek Foods Launches Beyond Eggs, A Genuinely Convincing Egg Replacer
Josh Tetrick, founder and CEO of Hampton Creek Foods, isn't the first person to try to convince people to eat fewer animal products (after all, someone manufactured the Tofurky that I eat every Thanks...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Adds Responsive Design Tool Edge Reflow To Creative Cloud, Updates To DreamWeaver, Edge Code And Animate
Adobe's launch of its Creative Cloud subscription service has been a success with over 325,000 paid and one million free members. Today, the company is updating the its suite of products for designers...
09:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch AOptix Lands DoD Contract To Turn Smartphones Into Biometric Data-Gathering Tools
Smartphones may be invading pockets and purses across the world, but AOptix may soon bring those mobile devices to some far-flung warzones. The Campbell, Calif.-based company announced earlier today t...
09:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Firebase Opens Its Real-Time App Infrastructure To All Developers
When Y Combinator-backed Firebase first announced its app infrastructure service last April, it saw 4,000 developer sign-ups in the first week, and raised a $1.1 million round shortly afterwards. Sinc...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch GroupTalent Grabs $1M From Founders Co-Op, Menlo & Others To Help Businesses Connect With Top Technical Talent
Today, it seems that everyone you know has their own startup. While this might be good for the economy long-term, it also has the makings of a talent drain. As more and more startups hit the scene, co...
09:28 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch As Competition With Streaming Services Heats Up, Amazon And CBS Expand Content Licensing Deal
Literally days after Amazon announced a unique content deal with CBS for in-season streaming of Stephen King's "Under the Dome" series this summer, the company today added that now has an expanded rel...
09:24 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch A Digital Guide To A Sexy Valentines Day
Depending on where you're at in life, Valentine's Day can be one of the best or worst days of the year.If you're with someone, then just go ahead and tick off February 14th as one of those obligatory ...
09:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Skype Adds E-Gifting To Its Mac And Windows Applications
Microsoft-owned Skype is rolling out updates today to both its Mac and Windows desktop applications, which introduce the ability for Skype users to send each other gifts in the form of Skype credit Gi...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Incubated By Siri Birthplace SRI, Tempo Launches A Calendar App With The Info You Need For Any Meeting
Even if you're not as laughably disorganized as I am, I'm guessing you've had a few of those "oh, crap" moments before a meeting or a phone call. You've sat there desperately trying to remember why yo...
08:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile App Builder TapCanvas Exits Beta, Partners With Eventbrite To Make Event App Creation Easier
TapCanvas, a startup that helps people build mobile applications without programming knowledge, is exiting beta today and announcing a partnership with Eventbrite for the creation of event apps. Altho...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Strikingly Launches To Help Publishers Build Compelling Mobile-First Web Experiences
To help publishers reach new users on mobile devices, a new startup called Strikingly enables publishers to quickly build mobile web experiences. The company, which is part of the current Winter 2013 ...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch LGs 5.5 Optimus G Pro Is Headed To Korea, Smiles For The Camera On Its Way
LG is cooking up a few different versions of its forthcoming flagship, the Optimus G Pro. According to various reports and leaks, the South Korea-bound iteration will look a lot like the Galaxy Note, ...
07:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Surface Pro Teardown Reveals Its Less Repairable Than Apples iPad
The Microsoft Surface Pro is just getting into its first week of consumer availability, and gadget repair blog iFixit has already cracked the case for a closer look at what makes the tablet/PC hybrid ...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch 500 Startups-Backed Subscription Mens Clothing Startup Bombfell Raises $730,000 Seed Round
It's been a crazy couple of months for Bombfell, the subscription clothing startup which aims to provide quality, fashionable clothing to men on a monthly basis. Since completing the 500 Startups acce...
07:21 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Amazons Streaming Music Service, Cloud Player, Comes To Ford SYNC AppLink
Amazon Cloud Player, the company's online and mobile music streaming service fueled by purchases of MP3's, uploads and even previously bought CDs, is now going to be available in Ford SYNC AppLink-ena...
07:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Plympton Acquires DailyLit In A Serialized Fiction Team-Up, Susan Danziger And Albert Wenger Become Investors
Plympton, the serialized fiction studio founded by former New York Times reporter Jennifer 8. Lee and novelist Yael Goldstein Love, just announced that it has acquired DailyLit, which breaks classic a...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Slacker Combines Best Of Spotify, Pandora, XM In Complete Music Service Update For Web, Apps, Cars
You could discover a song on Pandora, search for more by the artist on Spotify, and get context from satellite radio DJs, or do it all in one place with Slacker. After hitting 4 million monthly users ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Rally Software Buys Flowdock, A Real-Time Social Collaboration Hub For Developers
Rally Software has acquired Flowdock, a real-time collaboration service designed for developers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Flowdock received $650,000 in seed funding in October 2011 from i...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Backed By $1.3M, Social Commerce Startup Getonic Looks Beyond F-Commerce, With ~5,000 SMBs, 15 Corporates Signed Up To Sell
Israeli startup Getonic, which builds tools for small businesses wanting to sell via social channels such as Facebook, has announced it has raised $1.3 million in total funding. Getonic's seed backers...
06:46 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Aol Confirms gdgt Acquisition, Quests For tch blg Domination
AOL (owners of TechCrunch) today is taking one more step to build out its content empire: it has officially confirmed the acquisition of technology reviews site gdgt -- first reported by TechCrunch ne...
06:46 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch AOL Confirms gdgt Acquisition, Quests For tch Domination
AOL (owners of TechCrunch) today is taking one more step to build out its content empire: it has officially confirmed the acquisition of technology reviews site gdgt -- first reported by TechCrunch ne...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Updates Retina MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Drops 13-inch Model Prices
The MacBook Pro with Retina and 13-inch MacBook Air got some mid-cycle improvements under the hood today, with a new 2.6GHz processor for the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, new 2.4 and 2.7GHz processors ...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Updates Retina MacBook Pro, Drops 13-inch Retina Pro, MacBook Air And SSD Upgrade Prices
The MacBook Pro with Retina and 13-inch MacBook Air got some mid-cycle improvements under the hood today, with a new 2.6GHz processor for the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, new 2.4 and 2.7GHz processors ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Location-Centric Mobile Ad Network Verve Closes $14M From Qualcomm, Nokia Growth Partners
Verve Mobile, an advertising network that focuses on delivering geo-fenced or geo-targeted ads, just picked up a third round of venture funding from Nokia Growth Partners and Qualcomm. BlueRun Venture...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch HTC Teases The New One Flagship Phone Ahead Of February 19 Event
If I was a betting man, I'd bet that HTC was carefully trying to engineer some buzz around its new flagship Android smartphone for the U.S. market, the HTC One we've seen leaked plenty of times before...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Cylance, A Cyber Security Data Company Founded By Former McAfee CTO, Raises $15M From Khosla, Fairhaven Capital
Cylance,a cyber security company founded by former Global McAfee CTO Stuart McClure, has raised $15 million in a round lead by Khosla Ventures and Fairhaven Capital.Cylance uses data to help keep core...
05:29 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Persado Gets $15M Led By Bain To Persuade The Ad World To Turn To Their Persuasion Marketing Technology
Persado, an ad-tech spinoff of digital marketing firm Upstream that specialises in “persuasion marketing”, has picked up a round of $15 million, which it will use to establish a new headqu...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Asian Gaming Giant Nexon Sees Revenues Climb 39% To $331.4M
Nexon, the freemium gaming company that went public around the time that Zynga did, saw its fourth-quarter revenues jump 39 percent to 30.9 billion Japanese yen ($331.4 million). It still posted a net...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch A New Data Analytics Platform From Apigee Leverages APIs, Google Analytics And Other Data For Insight And Context
Apigeelaunched a new big data analytics platform today that extends the company's mission beyond API management and into a new space that uses apps and data from APIs and other sources to gain context...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch After Declining Wonga Offers, On Deck Lands $42M From IVP, SAP & First Round To Bring Online Lending To Main Street
Not all small businesses and startups are lucky enough to raise venture capital. When Main Street business owners, like your local tailor, barber or florist find themselves in need of capital to help ...
03:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch YouTube Files Appeal Against Regulator In Russia Over Content Blocked By New Firewall
Google this week fired off one of the first high profile tests of Russia's controversial new firewall -- erected November 1, 2012 to block child porn, drugs and suicide content; but seen by critics as...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Real Prizes To Draw Gamers In In Indonesia
Indonesian game developer, TouchTen, has been signed up as Gimmies exclusive game distributor in its country. Gimmie is a start-up by former lead programmer at PopCap Games, Roy Liu, and David Ng, who...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Real Prizes To Draw Gamers In Indonesia
Indonesian game developer, TouchTen, has been signed up as Gimmies exclusive game distributor in its country. Gimmie is a start-up by former lead programmer at PopCap Games, Roy Liu, and David Ng, who...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Opera Confirms Gradual Shift To WebKit Starting With Smartphones As It Clocks Up 300M Users
Browser maker Opera plans to move to using the WebKit engine, as well as Chromium, for "most" upcoming versions of browsers for smartphones and computers. Its first WebKit product is likely to be a br...
01:55 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Targeting Early-Stage Startups In Europe And Beyond, Point Nine Capital Closes New 40M Fund
Point Nine Capital, the Berlin-based VC that originally spun out of the investment arm of German incubator Team Europe, has announced that it has closed Point Nine Capital II, a 40 million (~$53.7m) f...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Gartner: Huawei Takes 3rd Place In Global Smartphone Rankings In Q4 2012; Top Two Samsung & Apple Dominate With 52% Share
Chinese mobile maker Huawei rose to third place in the worldwide smartphone rankings for the first time in the fourth quarter of last year, according to analyst Gartner's lastest global mobile report....
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Gartner: Huawei Takes 3rd Place In Global Smartphone Rankings In Q4 2012; Top Two, Samsung & Apple, Dominate With 52% Share
Chinese mobile maker Huawei rose to third place in the worldwide smartphone rankings for the first time in the fourth quarter of last year, according to analyst Gartner's lastest global mobile report....
09:35 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Sen. Marco Rubios Winning Twitter Response To His Awkward #Waterbreak Meme
Up-and-coming Republican Senator, Marco Rubio, was facing the onslaught of a full-fledged Twitter meme, after he awkwardly took a sip of water during his State of the Union response. During the time-h...
08:57 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Tops Japans Handset Market For The First Time, Says Counterpoint Research
Thanks to its complicated regulatory structure and the continuing popularity of Web-enabled feature phones, Japan's mobile market is difficult for foreign companies to penetrate--but Apple has finally...
08:19 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch CEO Marissa Mayer Says Yahoo-Microsoft Search Deal Is Underperforming
Yahoo's search deal with Microsoft is underperforming, CEO Marissa Mayersaid during an appearance at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday....
08:03 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Language Learning Startup BliuBliu Wins The TechChill Baltics Competition
New startup conference for the 'Baltic Rim' TechChill Baltics took place again this year in Riga, Latvia. Following in the footsteps of the online infographics tool Infogr.am (from Latvia), the winne...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Obama Announces Plan To Make Education More Focused On Tech Skills
During the State of the Union, President Obama has announced a plan to make the American education system more focused on tech skills. While there weren't many details in the short declaration, Obama ...
07:46 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch This year, Apple will start making Macs in America again Obama
President Obama gave a huge shout-out to Apple during the State of the Union, using the company as an example of how manufacturers are once again seeing value in making things in America, “This ...
07:23 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Yet Another Buzz-Generating Report Surfaces About Apples Smart Watch
The third report in a week has surfaced about the Apple smart watch. Bloomberg just published a story citing two unnamed sources who say that the company has a team of about 100 product designers work...
06:19 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Al Gore Says The Internets Rise Could Help End Government Corruption, And Thats Great. But What About All Those Ads?
On his current visit to San Francisco, today former United States Vice President Al Gore swung through local PBS radio affiliate KQED for an hour-long appearance on the program Forum With Michael Kras...
06:19 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Al Gore Says The Internet Will End Government Corruption. Great. But What About All Those Ads?
On his current visit to San Francisco, today former United States Vice President Al Gore swung through local PBS radio affiliate KQED for an hour-long appearance on the program Forum With Michael Kras...
05:26 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Why Did Tim Cook Talk At The Goldman Sachs Conference Anyway?
Editors note:Howard Lindzon is co-founder and CEO ofStockTwits, a social network for traders and investors to share real-time ideas and information.There is just NO good reason Tim Cook should be spea...
04:30 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Is She Ignoring My Sext? Ephemeral Messaging Apps Leave You Hanging
There's nothing more terrifying than thinking you crossed the line by sending a risqu photo. Worrying that the person you sent a goofy Snapchat or Facebook Poke to thinks you're an idiot is no fun eit...
04:05 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Arrested Developments Will Arnett: Netflix Allows The Creative Community To Do What It Does Best
On a panel discussion at D: Dive Into Media with Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos and Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz, comedian Will Arnett praised the freedom that the streaming ...
03:44 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix Original Series House Of Cards Is Its Most Watched Program
At the D: Dive Into Media conference, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said that the company's political thriller House of Cards has been the most-watched piece of content on the site, a few...
03:33 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Click Through This List To See If It Mentions You, To Feed Your Ego
Okay so maybe you and two million of your closest peersmade "LinkedIns Top 1% most viewed profiles for 2012." But are you on "Forbes 450 under 30"? Or "TIME's 100 best randomly assorted names of peopl...
03:17 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Comcast Posts Solid Q4 2012 Earnings, Will Acquire GEs Stake In NBCUniversal For $16.7B
Comcast is already the countrys largest cable television provider, but its entertainment ambitions dont end there the company has just announced that it will spend $16.7 billion to purchase General E...
03:13 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Two Hackers Build A Way To Pay For Your Pizza With Bitcoins
While the question remains whether or not you should be eating Domino's pizza at all, a clever service now allows you to pay for your pie with Bitcoins. The service is far from an official Domino's ap...
03:04 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Trulia Beats Analysts With Record Q4 Revenue, But Posts Bigger-Than-Expected Net Loss
In its second earnings report as a public company, online real estate site Trulia saw both higher revenue and a bigger loss than analysts had estimated. The company saw revenue of $20.6 million and a ...
02:58 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Fear Not, Surface Fans, More 128GB Surface Pros Should Be On Store Shelves By Saturday
Microsoft launched its curious Surface Pro hybrid earlier this week, but it turns out that actually trying to buy one was a bit more problematic than people had hoped. Folks looking to get their respe...
02:13 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch With MWC Nearing, More Evidence Of A Nokia Tablet Emerges
A tablet is the missing piece of Nokia's mobile strategy. So far the company has only whispered about its plans, but more evidence of a Nokia tablet popped up at Pakistan Nokia event. For a brief mome...
02:06 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Fitbits Updated Android App Packs Wireless Sync Support For Samsungs Galaxy S III and Note II
Nike may not be planning to release an Android companion app for its activity-tracking FuelBand, but rival Fitbit is eager to make sure that health-conscious Droid owners are well taken care of. To th...
02:01 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Unlike Netflix Subscribers, HBO Viewers Arent Binge Viewers
At the D: Dive Into Media conference over the last few days, we've heard a lot of executives discuss the big paradigm shift of binge-watching being brought about thanks to Netflix and DVRs. But not ev...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Final Reminder: Tonight Is The TC Pitch-OffMeetup And We Want To See You There, New York
The TechCrunch NY Meetup is tomorrow evening, so get ready for a wild night of pitch-offs, pizza and beer....
01:34 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch HBO Adds AirPlay To Stream HBO GO From iPhones And iPads To The Biggest Screen In The Home
Over the last several years, HBO has been making its streaming video product more attractive to users, by adding more and more devices that users can stream its programming on. At the D: Dive Into Med...
12:46 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Disrupt NYC To Feature Indian, Brazilian And Israeli Pavilions
If Battlefield is the soul Disrupt, Startup Alley is the ever-beating heart. It's a wild marketplace where startups gather on the showfloor to demo their creations. And this year, at Disrupt NYC held ...
12:46 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Sony Entertainment CEO Lynton Says Netflix, DVR Change The Way People Watch TV
Today at the D: Dive Into Media conference, Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Corporation of America and Sony Entertainment, said that the rise of Netflix, DVR are fundamentally changing the way that viewer...
12:37 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch Kickstarter: The SIMPLcase Is An iPhone 5 Case For The Globetrotting SIM Switcher
Being based in Canada means that I'm often traveling for work, and that means fiddling with SIM cards. A new Kickstarter project from the same people who brought you the X-Wing joke campaign proposes ...
12:26 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch PayPal At The Pump Payments Company Signs Deal With Gas Station Checkout Provider Gilbarco Veeder-Root
PayPal today announced that it has signed a deal with gas station checkout solution Gilbarco Veeder-Root, which will be implementing PayPal as a payment option at all their gas and convenience stores ...
12:01 am GMT - Wed, February 13, 2013
Techcrunch New Dropbox For Teams Gives IT Deep Control And Visibility, Reveals More About Companys Next Chapter
Dropbox for Teams has a new set of features that gives IT deep visibility and control over the way both individuals and groups use the service. The new features show how Dropbox is entering a new chap...
11:51 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Storenvy Goes From Getting Kicked Out Of YC To Raising A $5M Round
Note: This is the second friend in a row whose funding I'm covering this week. Looks like my friends are doing okay for for themselves despite the Series A Crunch. Have at it, comments.Storenvy, a pla...
11:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Doesnt Care, Thats Why Its Winning
Apple doesn't care if competitors have cheaper products. It doesn't care if its next big thing canabilizes its last big thing. Not about buying big money-makers, and certainly not about how you think ...
11:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Intel Will Roll Out Its Virtual Cable Service Under A New Brand Later This Year
Intel wants to be in the video business, and over the past few years has been investing heavily to build a new virtual cable service. The idea is that the company would to provide the same type of bun...
11:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Gut Political Science And Give It To The Physical Sciences
The federal government spent $200,000 studying why congressmen sometimes make vague statements. It's no surprise why leaders in Congress proposed cutting Political Science from the National Science Fo...
10:52 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Acquires Mobile Nearby Recommendation iPhone and Web App Alike
Today, mobile app company Alike has announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo! and will be joining the Yahoo! Mobile team. Alike allows you to recommend nearby venues that are your “favorites...
10:39 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Facebooks Next Big App Categories Will Be Movies, Books, And Fitness
As Facebook is working to build partnerships with big media companies, the company sees a huge opportunity for growth in the sharing and discovery of movies, books, and fitness tools on its platform. ...
10:32 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch San Franciscos Exploratorium Teaches iPad Users About Sound With New App
The Exploratorium is one of the best places in San Francisco to learn about science, especially if you're a kid and by releasing iPad apps, including today's launch of Sound Uncovered, the institutio...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Pulse News Reader Dips Its Toes Into Social With New Highlights Feature
For over two years, Pulse has been providing its over 20 million users with an easy way to read content from blogs and social networks. While other services like Flipboard and Zite used social updates...
10:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch CEO Tim Cook Confirms First Store In Turkey Amidst Big International Retail Push
Towards the end of Apple CEO Tim Cook's keynote appearance today at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, he dedicated a good-sized monolog to the state of Apple's retail operation, wh...
10:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Mobilewalla Raises $4 Million From Early Amazon Investor Madrona & Others To Bring Quantcast-like Audience Measurement To Mobile
Mobilewalla, anapp search and discovery website,Android application, and somewhat stealthy app developeranalytics platform has raised $4 million in new funding in a round led by early Amazon investorM...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Messaging App Relay Raises $700,000 To Share Web Videos And Animated Images With Friends
Mobile messaging is hot, with companies like Snapchat, WhatsApp, and others providing new ways of connecting users on their mobile devices. One startup with an interesting take on the mobile messaging...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Exec Launches A Cleaning-Only App, Expands to Seattle As Housework Makes Up 50% Of Sales
Exec — the Y Combinator-backed app that does your errands on-demand — just launched a cleaning-only app. It’s a decision that makes sense as housework has ended up being about 50 per...
09:47 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Pertino Offers A Cloud-Based Network, No Hardware Required
Pertinotoday launched a service enabling any small business to go online and create a network that runs entirely in the cloud.Pertino uses Amazon Web Service (AWS) for its service making it possible f...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Closing 20 Retail Stores In Order Expand Them, Accomodate More Customers
Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a keynote speech at the Goldman Sachs investor conference that Apple was going to close 20 of its retail stores, in order to move them and make them large enough to serve th...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Closing 20 Retail Stores In Order To Expand Them, Accomodate More Customers
Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a keynote speech at the Goldman Sachs investor conference that Apple was going to close 20 of its retail stores, in order to move them and make them large enough to serve th...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Tim Cook Talks Up Apple Software And Services: We Are Not A Hardware Company
Once upon a time, Apple was a hardware company that also maintained a software and media ecosystem since it helped drive purchases of Macs, iPods and more. But over the years, the software and service...
09:07 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Apples Acquisition Strategy Is About Finding Great Talent, Putting It To Work On Existing Apple Priorities
Apple CEO Tim Cook said in today's keynote speech at the Goldman Sachs investor conference that while Apple picks acquisition targets based on opportunity, the company has a clear strategy if you look...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock And Norwest Back Stealthy Cyber Security Startup Founded By NSA Engineers, Morta
Stealthy cyber security startup Morta Security is announcing seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Data Collective, Larry Link, and Peter Wagner. While th...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Citrixs Work Collaboration Platform Podio Adds Real-Time Comments, Presence And Likes
Podio, the social business collaboration and project management platform Citrix acquired last year, just announced a set of product updates that bring more real-time features to the service. The over ...
08:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Fingerprint Debuts Kid-Safe Multiplayer Gaming & Messaging, Brings On More Big-Name Brands From Popular Childrens TV Series
Fresh on the heels of its partnership with UK educational app maker Mindshapes,San Francisco-based kids' app platformFingerprintis today rolling out a new version of its software which introduces kid-...
08:47 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls Shareholder Lawsuit A Silly Sideshow, Says Company Wont Waste Time On It
Last week, Apple was hit with a lawsuit from Greenlight Capital, David Einhorn's hedge fund, in order to contest a proposition which would include a requirement in Apple's charter that any move to iss...
08:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch OnRamp, A Free, Open Source Ad Server From OpenX, Gets Shut Down After Getting Besieged By Hackers
Another victory for hackers and a blow for the security of open source systems: OpenX, the online and mobile advertising company that announced a $22.5 million fund raising just last month, says that ...
08:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch No Guts, No Glory. Join Us In The Disrupt New York Battlefield In April
Every year around this time the entire TechCrunch team rolls into the Windy Apple for Disrupt New York, a showcase of startup talent so intense that this year we'll need two whole floors of a massive ...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch After Starbucks Deal, Square Now Powers Point Of Sale And Mobile Payments For Boutique Coffee Chain, Blue Bottle
Last year, mobile payments Square signed a massive deal to power credit card processing and integrate Square Wallet with Starbucks. Today, the company is announcing an integration with another coffee ...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Continues To Dominate Mobile Video Viewing, With 60% Occurring On iOS Vs. 32% On Android, Report Says
A new study from video monetization company FreeWheel today reveals that the mobile video market grew from 2 percent in 2011, to 12 percent of overall online videos watched in 2012. That's a huge incr...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch BlueStacks Brings Over 750,000 Android Applications To Windows 8 And Surface Pro
BlueStacks, the startup bringing Android applications to PCs and Macs, is today releasing a version of its App Player software optimized for new Surface Pro PCs and others running Windows 8. The move ...
07:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch KnexxLocal Raises $1.1M In Seed Funding, Launches Instamonial App For Local, Word-Of-Mouth Marketing
Toronto-based startup KnexxLocal today announced a new app called Instamonial, along with a $1.1 million seed funding round from investors including Bruce Coxon, LavaLife co-founder and Dragon's Den (...
07:10 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Inkling Takes Dead Aim At Apple And Amazon With New Google Search-Friendly Digital Publishing Tools
This won't come as a surprise, but the publishing industry is in trouble. Digital technologies have transformed the publishing landscape -- just as they did for music -- from the way companies distrib...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Sonos Releases The Playbar, A Sound Bar With Built-In Streaming Magic
The Playbar (or PLAYBAR, in Sonos' inimitable all-caps style) is a nine-speaker soundbar that can be placed above or below your TV and connects to your in-home Sonos network as well as your television...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch 9Slides Launches An iPad App For Adding Video To Presentations On The Go
It was just a few months ago that Redmond, Wash.-based startup 9Slides launched to combine slide presentations with video in a simple and accessible player that could be viewed on nearly any device. N...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch An App Called PAUL Predicts The Videos You Want
With tablets and smartphones consuming more and more video content, a new app for Android simply called PAUL aims to ease that ever-increasing network strain by using a predictive cache/download algor...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Virtual Storage Performance Company Infinio Raises $10M From Highland Capital And Bessemer Venture Partners
Infinio, a Cambridge, Mass.-based startup that is developing software solutions to increase storage performance in virtual environments, just announced it has raised a $10 million Series A round from ...
06:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Luxury Phone Brand Vertu Launches Its First Android-Powered Handset For Those With $10,000+ To Spend
Vertu, the formerly-owned-by-Nokia maker of eye-wateringly expensive, leather-clad, gem-encrusted, handmade-in-the-U.K. 'luxury' smartphones, has launched its first Android-powered device: the Vertu T...
06:51 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Beats Out Apple As Having The Best Reputation Among U.S. Consumers, Says Harris
A little victory both for Amazon and the world of virtual commerce, today: the online retailer has topped the ranking for best reputation in a poll of 14,000 U.S. consumers, according to Harris Intera...
06:51 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Beats Out Apple For The Best Reputation Among U.S. Consumers, Says Harris; Google Comes Fourth
A little victory both for Amazon and the world of virtual commerce, today: the online retailer has topped the ranking for best reputation in a poll of 14,000 U.S. consumers, according to Harris Intera...
06:31 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Winston, Siris Little Brother, Launches In App Store To Give You The Morning Scoop
You may remember Winston from its private beta launch back in August, but the DreamIt Ventures-backed startup is ready to officially launch its digital assistant app in the App Store. Winston is a bit...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch New WD TV Play Streaming Box Lets Users Watch Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, And Their Own Media For Just $69
WD is no stranger to making media streaming devices — it’s been in the business for several years, most notably with its WDTV Live and WDTV Live Hub products. But those devices both are pr...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch To Celebrate 75 Years Of March Madness, The NCAA Launches OnDemand YouTube Channel
A few years ago, the organization rolled out its NCAA Vault from years and years of March Madness. Now its putting some of that footage to use, with the launch of a new YouTube channel, called NCAA On...
05:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Apples Invisible Microslot Antennas Patent Means Your Next iPhone Could Have An All-Aluminum Case
A new patent granted to Apple today by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) describes an invention called "microslot antennas," which would integrate cellular and wireless radio antennas directly into case ma...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Nextdoor Closes $21.6 Million In New Series B Funding To Take Its Neighborhood-Focused Social Network Global
Nextdoor, the company that lets people create private social networks with others who live in their local neighborhoods, has raised $21.6 million in a new funding round led by Greylock Partners with t...
03:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Sells Oulu Campus For 31.7M, Leases Back Space Leaving Room For Finnish Startups
The assets sale at Nokia, the world's former number one mobile maker, continues. After selling and leasing back its headquarters in December -- injecting $230 million (170 million) into its coffers --...
03:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Sells Oulu Campus For 30.5M, Leases Back Space Leaving Room For Finnish Startups
The assets sale at Nokia, the world's former number one mobile maker, continues. After selling and leasing back its headquarters in December -- injecting $230 million (170 million) into its coffers --...
03:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Google To Pay Apple $1 Billion Next Year To Be Default Search Engine On iOS
Apple and Google are ennemies and partners at the same time due to asymmetric competition. According to a report from Morgan Stanley, Google could pay more than $1 billion in 2014 to remain the defaul...
03:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Google Could Pay Apple $1 Billion Next Year To Remain Default Search Engine On iOS, Report Says
Apple and Google are enemies and partners at the same time due to asymmetric competition. According to a report from Morgan Stanley, Google could pay more than $1 billion in 2014 to remain the default...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Deskarma Launches Coffee Who, A Single Use-Case App To Get Enterprise Employees Talking
Deskarma, which originally launched as a knowledge sharing app aimed at professionals but has since pivoted to focus on collaboration in the enterprise, has launched Coffee Who, a single-use web app t...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Amex Launches Pay By Tweet, Turns Purchases Into Adverts
Amex has extended its Twitter sync feature to enable customers who have synced their Amex account information with Twitter to also pay for certain products by tweeting purchase hashtags. Amex launched...
01:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Social Money Transfer Service Azimo Adds Facebook Integration To Squeeze Western Union
Azimo, the UK-based social money transfer service aiming to disrupt an industry dominated by legacy players Western Union and Moneygram, is rolling out integration with Facebook to make it easy for us...
11:54 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch How The Nuke From N. Koreas Test Could Damage SF, Via Google Maps
North Korea reportedly tested a nuclear weapon tonight. For perspective, its recently demonstrated long-range missile could potentially deliver a bomb capable of taking out downtown San Francisco....
11:49 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Puts NFC Stickers In Coffee Bean In Singapore
Samsung and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf have placed Samsung-branded NFC stickers in all 51 outlets in Singapore. Their marketing campaign runs from 8 February to 7 March, and will reward Samsung NF...
10:39 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Kabbage Brings Data-Focused Online Merchant Lending To The UK
Kabbage, which provides working capital to online merchants, is expanding to the UK, the company's first market outside the United States....
09:59 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Snapchat Brings Video To Android In A Private Beta
Snapchat has been on a roll lately, scooping up a $13.5 million funding round from Benchmark last week, toying around with monetization features, and becoming the world's favorite misunderstood mobile...
08:53 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Dishs Charlie Ergen: Netflix Is Going To Change The Paradigm For How People Watch TV
Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen had a few kind words for Netflix at the D: Dive Into Media conference today, saying that the streaming video provider would most likely be successful. More than that, thoug...
07:57 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Dish Chairman Ergen Doesnt Want To Kill Ads, He Wants To Make Them Better
Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen is no stranger to controversy, so it should be no surprise that he has a controversial plan for the future of advertising. At the D: Dive Into Media conference today, the ...
07:38 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch UPDATED: Robotics Lab Willow Garage, Maker Of PR2, Not Shutting Down, But Changes Are Afoot
A spokesman for Willow Garage said, "There are some changes afoot at Willow Garage" but the company is not planning to shut down. Willow Garage, the robotics maker that created the PR2, will likely sh...
07:18 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Simulmedia Raises Another $5 Million From Existing Investors To Help Make TV Ads More Like Web Ads
Simulmedia has raised another $5 million in funding in an inside round from existing investors, the company confirmed today. The money comes from Time Warner Investments, Avalon Ventures, and Union Sq...
06:14 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Pope Steps Back From Day-To-Day Role To Do His Own Thing
Today, weve learned that Pope Benedict XVI, sovereign of theVatican and leader of the Catholic Church, will be stepping down from those roles.Benedict, voted one of the100 most influential people in t...
06:02 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch The TC New York Meetup + Disrupt Pitch-Off Is Tomorrow So RSVP Now
The TechCrunch NY Meetup is tomorrow evening, so get ready for a wild night of pitch-offs, pizza, and beer. While we're accustomed to throwing a solid meetup, we're introducing a new ingredient into t...
05:27 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Has Built An Interactive Video Production Studio In LA, With More Than 150 Employees
Today at the D: Dive Into Media conference, representatives from Microsoft provided more details on its new video production studio, which will provide a whole new level of interactivity for viewers. ...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Netflixs House Of Cards Is Internet TV-Funded Original Programming But Dont Kid Yourself Its Ad-Free (Spoiler Alert)
When Netflix bid on and won the rights to House of Cards back in 2011 buying the show before it was shot and committing to two full seasons it made headlines. And with good reason: Funding such a hi...
04:25 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch This Augmented-Reality Robot Is The Closest Thing You Can Get To A Real-Life Hologram
Ready to have your brain blasted to bits? U-Tsu-Shi-O-Mi is a "virtual assistant" that is actually a green-clad humanoid robot. Users look at her using virtual reality goggles and instead of seeing a ...
03:49 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Study Shows Its Mobile-First Users Are Younger, More Engaged And Easier To Market To
Twitter released the details of a new study about its "primary mobile users," or those who engage with Twitter more on mobile devices and on the mobile web than on the desktop. The study, commissioned...
03:18 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch VMware Facing Tough Times, Shares Down 16% And Could Drop Another 20% By Years End
VMware shares are off to a rough start in 2013. They are down 16 percent since the beginning of the year, with expectations that shares could drop another 20 percent by year's end.Barron's, which repo...
03:15 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Microsofts Next-Gen Xbox May Require You To Use A Kinect
The war for your living room rages on, and Microsoft has no intention of yielding any hard-fought ground to its gaming rivals. Rumors of a new Xbox have been flying around for months now, but Kotaku h...
02:49 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Counted 43M Grammy-Related Likes, Comments Oh, And 26M Related To Super Bowl Ads Last Week
After this year's Super Bowl, there were a number of articles proclaiming that Twitter had "won" the event thanks to the general explosion in usage, as well as the prominent use of hashtags in many of...
02:22 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch WordPress For iOS Adds Push Notifications And Comment Moderation
Automattic, the company behind the WordPress CMS and blogging platform, have today announced an update for the WordPress iOS app which introduces push notifications for comments, followers, likes, pos...
01:25 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Bill Gates, Ever The Company Man, Does A Reddit AMA, Claims Bing Is The Better Product At This Point
Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and now co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has held his very first AMA on Reddit. He's surprisingly good at it, answering over 30 questions and veri...
01:18 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Updates iPhone 4S To iOS 6.1.1 After European Carriers Advise Against Updating To 6.1
Apple has just issued iOS 6.1.1, a bug-fixing update aimed at the iPhone 4S specifically to address issues around cellular issues on 3G connections for some European carriers, per the release notes. T...
01:18 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Google Announces 9th Edition Of Its Summer Of Code Program, Will Start Taking Applications In April
As expected, Google will once again run its Summer of Code program for college students around the world this year. Students who make it into the competitive program get to work on open-source project...
01:09 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch GoDaddy Buys M.dot, A Mobile Website-Building App, To Push Its Mobile And Freemium Businesses
GoDaddy, the web-hosting and domain registration giant, is taking one more step into the world of mobile, and another into offering small businesses a one-stop shop for all of their online activities ...
01:05 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Pinion Hopes To Finally Get Ambient Activity Tracking Right By Distilling Your Activities To An Essential Few
A new app called Pinion from a Toronto-based developer is making its official debut with a soft launch today, taking a new approach to the concept of an app that uses location services to remotely tra...
12:47 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch $4M Richer, StyleSeat Launches To You, Lets You Book Stylists To Your Home
StyleSeat, a scheduling platform for hair stylists and other beauty professionals, is launching its "To You" feature in San Francisco today. To You is the product I told StyleSeat founder, and close f...
12:38 am GMT - Tue, February 12, 2013
Techcrunch Nike Pulled The Plug On Its FuelBand Android Companion App In Favor Of iOS And The Web
Of all activity tracking devices that have been churned out in the past year and half, Nikes FuelBand has been strapped to my person the longest. Sadly, the wrist-worn gadget has never been able to sy...
11:57 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Google Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb Now On Sale For $59.99 From Google Play, Ships In Less Than One Week
Google's Nexus 4 wireless charger has been a creature only of legend up until today, even though the phone itself shipped months ago, late in 2012. Now, though, American buyers can get their orb order...
11:25 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch The Lumapad Is A Programmable, High-Intensity Spotlight For Photographers And Hobbyists
Finding good lighting is hard and controlling it is harder. That's why the Lumapad programmable lamp is so interesting. It's a light source that can hit up to 8,000 lumens. You can either control from...
10:39 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Boy Tries To Win Back Ex-Girlfriend On Valentines Day By Building Her An App
In July 2012, Jonathan Dharmaraj and his girlfriend of almost a year broke up. After spending every second together working in the same hospital and living two minutes from each other they both went...
10:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Couples Apps, Please Stop Mating And Start Consolidating
Someone please make them stop. I know it's nearly Valentine's Day but couples apps: enough already. There aren't enough lovelorn long-distance teenagers in existence to sustain the rampant reproductio...
10:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Check For appFigures Brings App Metrics And Sales Data To The iPhone
App development firmLemon Labsjustreleased a new iOS application aimed at mobile developers in need of tracking their app downloads and other metrics while on the go. The tool, which uses the appFigur...
10:10 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Google Posts Videos From Its Latest TED-Like Solve For X Event, Opens Up User Submissions
Google hosted the second edition of its exclusive TED-like "Solve for X" gathering last week and today, the company posted some of the videos from the event. Just like last year, the point of Solve fo...
09:49 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch This Open-Source, Robotic Tentacle Will Haunt Your Dreams
In the underground world of robotic tentacle makers, there are two rules: 1) don't talk about underground tentacle-making and 2) don't talk about underground tentacle-making. Both of those rules have ...
09:47 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Ingrams Investment Arm Leads $1M Funding For E-Book Gifting And Marketing Startup Livrada
Livrada, a company developing new types of e-book gift cards, has raised a seed round of funding. Combined with earlier support from friends and family, the company has now raised a total of $1 millio...
09:37 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Minecraft: Pi Edition Brings Mojangs World Building Game To The Raspberry Pi For Free
Today on the Mojang blog, the developer announced general availability of Minecraft: Pi Edition, a version of Minecraft designed specifically to run on the open source Raspberry Pi computer. The versi...
09:32 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch New Ad Shows That The Microsoft Surface Pro Is A Lean, Mean Break-Dropping Dubstep Machine
A handsome man pulls out a Microsoft Surface Pro from his bag. He's wearing a well-cut suit (he's at work.) He's a hipster, but a serious one. While putting the Surface Pro on the table, two attractiv...
09:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Can Certainly Play Watchmaker, But Dont Expect Devices To Hit Your Wrist Any Time Soon
Apple iWatch rumors have hit the mainstream thanks to reports from both The New York Times' Nick Bilton and The Wall Street Journal's Jessica Lessin, with sources describing "curved glass" "watch-like...
09:06 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Aarons Law Takes Shape
Digital activist Aaron Swartz took his own life on January 11. Swartz was facing federal hacking charges after being arrested for downloading millions of articles from JSTOR from MITs network in exces...
08:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Obama To Hold Google+ Hangout After State Of The Union
President Obama will conduct a Google+ Hangoutafter the State of the Union tomorrow night, continuing his recent tradition of answering online questions after the speech. Additionally, there will...
08:50 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Russias Gruzobzor Raises $1M For Its B2B Platform For The Transportation Industry
Gruzobzor, which roughly translates to "cargo overview" in Russian, has announced that it's raised $1 million from Runa Capital and the startup's founders. It offers a cloud-based service targeted at ...
08:38 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon & CBS Announce Deal To Bring Stephen King Series Under The Dome To Prime Instant Video, Four Days After Episodes Air
Continuing its rapid-fire addition of new content deals, Amazon announced today that it has signed an agreement with CBS which will bring the forthcoming summer TV series "Under the Dome," based on a ...
08:08 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch This Latest Google Now Ad Has Me Hating Siri
Google's ad campaigns haven't always been the best. Remember that silly Google+ ad that tried to put a romantic spin on Circles, only to make it look like a whole lot of work? Well, the search fi...
08:06 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Galaxy On Fire Space Sim MMO For iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Coming In Q3 2013
Fishlabs, the German studio behind popular space trading and combat sim Galaxy On Fire games for iOS devices, today announced that it is currently developing a massively multiplayer online game called...
07:53 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch The GoogleReaderpocalypse Is Upon Us Googles Feed Reading Service Unusable Since Sunday
Google Reader,the RSS feed-reading service Google has long since benignly abandoned, has gone completely mad, and Google has yet to acknowledge the problem even as it heads into its second day of unus...
07:51 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Google Says $80M French Publishers Fund Wont Be Replicated Elsewhere In Europe
Google is not currently looking to create funds to support digital publishers outside France. Google's comments follow calls last week by the head of the European Publishers Council for Google to pay ...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Sonic Notify Launches Platform For Broadcasters And Retailers To Connect With Mobile Apps Through Audio Signals
Sonic Notify has built a platform that will allow broadcasters and retailers to instantly provide users with multimedia content and deals, through audio recognition technology that instantly triggers ...
07:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch New HTC One Flagship Phone Gets Pictured, As A Picture Reportedly Taken With Its Camera Leaks
HTC's new flagship phone is likely called the HTC One, and will probably debut later this month ahead of MWC, and now we have an image of what looks like a render of shipping hardware courtesy of EvLe...
07:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On Gavin Newsom: How To Get From FarmVille To Citizenville [TCTV]
If there is one prominent U.S. politician who has consistently staked his reputation to the digital revolution, it's Gavin Newsom, the two-time San Francisco mayor, now Lieutenant Governor of Californ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch PRX Relaunches Its iPhone App, Now Lets You Download All Your Favorite Public Radio Programs
The Public Radio Player app for the iPhone has been a round for a while now, but today, Cambridge-based Public Radio Exchange (PRX) is relaunching the app with a revamped visual design, new interface ...
06:36 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Hearst Is Revamping All Of Its Online Magazines With A Responsive, Personalized Design
Over the next few months, all of Hearst Digital Media's titles are getting a new look.Tom Smith, Hearst's vice president of technology and strategy, told me that the whole company is switching to a ne...
06:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch DISHs Hopper With Sling Whole-Home DVR Now Available Nationwide, Following CES 2013 Awards Controversy
DISH today formally announced the nationwide launch of its Hopper with Sling DVR device, which allows users to record their favorite shows for later viewing, skip ads and also download DVR'd content t...
06:16 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Nomi Raises $3M To Help Retailers Understand Their Customers, Online And Offline
Nomi, a startup led by former executives from Salesforce.com and Buddy Media, has raised $3 million in seed funding led by First Round Capital.Additional investors in the round include Greycroft Partn...
06:14 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch After Growing Revenue 270% Last Year, Personalization Startup Sailthru Raises $19M From Benchmark, Adds Bill Gurley To Board
Personalization startup Sailthru has been growing rapidly, with revenues increasing 270 percent over the last year. With that in mind, the company has raised $19 million in new Series B financing led ...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Online Education Is Replacing Physical Colleges At A Crazy Fast Pace
Educators knew the online revolution would eventually envelop the physical classroom, but a torrent of near-revolutionary developments in the past month are proving that change is coming quicker than ...
05:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch With Dual Mice And Collaboration In Any Window, YCs Screenhero Gives WebEx And Screen Sharing Apps A Run For Their Money
We all love the idea of being able to connect and work with people in our always-online day and age, but ironically, when it comes to document collaboration, a lot of the software designed to aid in t...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Cars.com And BP-Owned Castrol Put $13M Into Online Marketplace For Auto Repair, RepairPal
RepairPal, a marketplace for auto repair, has raised $13 million in funding led by Cars.com and Castrol innoVentures, the venture arm of Castrol, BP-owned developer of lubricants for engines and machi...
04:34 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Video Distribution Startup Rightster Buys Content Marketing Platform Preview Networks To Push Its YouTube Services Across Europe
A spot of acquisition news in Europe's digital video distribution space. Rightster, a U.K. video distribution and monetisation startup has made its first acquisition -- buying European content marketi...
03:33 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Swrve Launches Targeted In-App Messaging To Get Games Players Reaching For Their Wallets
Dublin and San Francisco-based Swrve, which offers an in-app direct marketing platform aimed at mobile games developers or anybody making or responsible for marketing an app, has launched SwrveTalk to...
03:29 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Magma Venture Partners Completes $100M+ Third Fund Fundraising Taking Its Total Fund Size To $300M+
Israeli early stage high tech startup VC fund Magma Venture Partners, whose current portfolio includes online video-editing software developer Magisto, mobile analytics company Onavo, and navigation a...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Yardsellr, The eBay For Facebook, Becomes The Latest Casualty In Social & Local Commerce
In the fall of 2011, we caught up with social commerce startup, Yardsellr, which the founders claimed at the time had grown into a community of over 5 million people. The Facebook-based social commerc...
12:40 pm GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch The Top Mobile Games Are Grossing More Than 4X What They Were A Year Ago, GREEs Dharni Says
After a couple early stumbles in building out a mobile gaming platform in the West, GREE did a bit of a pivot with its San Francisco office over the last year. Initially set up after the $104 million ...
10:41 am GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Apple, Microsoft, Adobe Called By Lawmakers To Defend Higher Prices In Australia
Three American companies-Apple, Microsoft and Adobe-have been summoned by the Australian Parliament to explain why they charge higher prices Down Under than in other countries....
09:00 am GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Using Antonyms To Understand The Difference Between The Cloud And Everything Else
The difference between new and not-so-new technology has a way of revealing what is elastic and dynamic compared to what is rigid and static. It's not a measure of which technology is considered good ...
08:54 am GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Visual How-To App Snapguide Passes 1M Uniques, Snaps Up YouTube Designer, And Gears Up For Growth
Daniel Raffel says that when he started work on the app that eventually became the how-to platform Snapguide, people advised him to make a food guide app (he has worked as a chef so might naturally gr...
08:44 am GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Menlos Shervin Pishevar And Goldmans Scott Stanford Leave Their Day Jobs To Do Something Really Vague, By Design
Menlo Ventures' Shervin Pishevar and Goldman Sachs managing director Scott Stanford have left their day jobs to build a new venture called Sherpa. The creation of the firm, which was first reported by...
08:08 am GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch A Dell Was Gotten, Dude
The year was 2004. I had just graduated college and my old Gateway mini tower PC was on its last legs. I was about to move out to California to begin my life. My parents asked what I wanted as a prese...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch The Future Of Fractional Ownership
The sharing economy is great, but if we're talking about true efficiency, it seems to me that we're going to need to go a step beyond just the owner-renter model for the collaborative consumption mark...
07:05 am GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Reportedly Developing A Curved Glass Smart Watch
Both The New York Times Bits blog and the Wall Street Journal have reported that Apple is currently developing a smart watch. According to anonymous sources, the company is experimenting with "wristwa...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Moda Operandi Lets You Buy Fashion Week Looks, Now
Have you ever been at aNew York Fashion Weekrunway show and been irritated that you can't purchase a look from the collection right then and there? Oh. You haven't? Well, then you probably haven't hea...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch A Walk Through Downtown Las Vegas, Where A New Generation Of Startups Is Taking Root [TCTV]
TechCrunch TV recently made the trek to Las Vegas, where we had the chance to check out the burgeoning startup community that's taking shape there thanks in large part to a $350 million initiative cal...
04:44 am GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch The Five Ways Users Organize Their Apps And What App Designers Can Learn From This
A new report from German researchers reveals the five main ways people are organizing the applications on their smartphones. Despite the somewhat esoteric focus of a study like this, the resulting ana...
04:12 am GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch The Weekly Good: This Analytics Company Wants To Help Put An End To Human Trafficking
[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.] Random acts of kindness and good...
03:46 am GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Silence For Android Automatically Hushes Your Phone (And Helps You Save Face)
We've all been there youre right in the middle of a sensitive situation and just a moment later youre scrambling to find your ringing phone and shut it off like an ape groping for a particularly pesk...
03:12 am GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Scroogled: Why So Negative, Microsoft?
The sold-out Surface Pro sure makes it look as if Microsoft had a pretty good week, but while its hardware division is out celebrating, the web division seems to be hell-bent on adding fire to its war...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Looking A Valentines Gift With A Literary Touch? Coliloquy Is Offering Personalized Erotica
You've only got four days left until Valentine's Day, and if you're scrambling for gift ideas, e-book startup Coliloquy has an unusual promotion. Be warned, though: It is, in the words of co-founder a...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, February 11, 2013
Techcrunch Looking For A Valentines Gift With A Literary Touch? Coliloquy Is Offering Personalized Erotica
You've only got four days left until Valentine's Day, and if you're scrambling for gift ideas, e-book startup Coliloquy has an unusual promotion. Be warned, though: It is, in the words of co-founder a...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 10, 2013
Techcrunch Iterations: SnapChats Success Challenges Many Silicon Valley Assumptions
Yesterday, it was confirmed -- SnapChat raised a big investment round of funding. By now, everyone also knows that SnapChat is a new communication medium, a phenomena reflecting a desire for ephemeral...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 10, 2013
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: BlackBerry Z10
The BlackBerry Z10 running the new BB10 operating system is a pivotal phone for the company formerly known as RIM. It's BlackBerry's flagship all-touch device, and while it has fine specs and cool fea...
10:45 pm GMT - Sun, February 10, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Twitters Purchase Of Bluefin, Perfecting Email With Mailbox, AOL, About.me And GDGT
Its time for CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show where a few of us writers take a look back at the past seven days and talk about a few of the weeks most interesting stories.In this edition, Anthony Ha...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 10, 2013
Techcrunch Dear Congressman Gutierrez, Please Lift Your Hold On Silicon Valley
Editor's note:Vivek Wadhwa is Vice President of Innovation and Research at Singularity University, Fellow at Stanford Law School, and Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Resear...
09:41 pm GMT - Sun, February 10, 2013
Techcrunch Reminder: The New York Disrupt Pitch-OffMeetup Is On Tuesday
It's been a few months since our last NYC meet-up and, in an effort to find some of the best startups in New York for Disrupt this year, we're planning a 60-second pitch-off competition. The winner wi...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 10, 2013
Techcrunch Nokias Cheapest Windows Phone 8 Lumia, The 620, Gives The Budget Android Pack A Run For Its Money
The Nokia Lumia 620 is an entry level Windows Phone 8 smartphone that puts a polished mobile computing experience in your pocket without breaking the bank or compromising usability with awfully underp...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 10, 2013
Techcrunch Careless Whisper
It's funny to me when I see people my age and thereabouts clucking with disapproval at people who are somehow managing to, in their eyes (and my own, occasionally, I'll admit), misuse or abuse the too...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 10, 2013
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: Revenge Of The Dumb Watch
Editors note:Ross Rubin is principal analyst atReticle Research and blogs atTechspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals.Last year, K...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 10, 2013
Techcrunch You Wont See Facebooks Graph Search On iPhone Or Android Anytime Soon
Editors note:Tareq Ismail is the UX lead at Maluuba, a personal assistant app for Android and Windows Phone that was a Battlefield participant at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012.The release of Facebook'sGr...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, February 10, 2013
Techcrunch We Made Every SugarCRM Employee A Salesperson Heres How You Can, Too
Editor's note: Clint Oram is the CTO and co-founder ofSugarCRM. I have worked with companies that considered its customers to be obstacles to avoid or ignore: If only we didnt have to deal with those ...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, February 10, 2013
Techcrunch Think Tracking DAUs Is Enough? Then Youre Not Getting Your Whole Mobile Story
Editor's note:Robert Weber is co-founder andsenior vice president of new productsatW3i. In the mobile world, companies often live and die by metrics: How are your monthly active users doing? Whats goi...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, February 10, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: Why The Xboxs $5 Problem Is Great For OUYA
The news that next-generation consoles may lock games to devices is not controversial by itself, but the willingness to price those games effectively is not historically a strength of Microsoft or Son...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, February 10, 2013
Techcrunch Googles AdWords Update: Are Desktops The New Fax Machines?
Editor's note:Richard Zwicky is CEO of BlueGlass Interactive, a digitalmarketing agencyand software provider.Does Wednesdays AdWords announcement mean Google is already acknowledging the end of the de...
01:23 am GMT - Sun, February 10, 2013
Techcrunch X-Wing Squadron Seeks $11M On Kickstarter For Measured Response To Funding Of Intergalactic Weapon
The Death Star may be well on its way to Kickstarter success, with 224,596 pledged out of total 20,000,000 goal, but its construction won't go unopposed. Rebel forces have rallied to crowdfund a means...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, February 10, 2013
Techcrunch How Much Equity Do Your Employees Deserve? The Dynamic-Split Model Breaks It Down
Editor's note: Mike Moyer is the author ofSlicing Pie, a book about implementingdynamic equity splits.Few topics cause more rifts in startup teams than equity splits. Today, the vast majority of equit...
11:51 pm GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Kirsty Nathoo, Y Combinators Secret Financial And Operational Weapon
The back office is an unglamorous but crucial part of any venture firm. At Y Combinator, which has grown its seed-stage fund and incubator quickly in recent years, it also has to move at the pace of a...
11:47 pm GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Apple And Google Still Lead WebKit Development, But More Smaller Companies Contributing
Apple and Google still represent the bulk of reviewed commits contributing to the ongoing development of WebKit, the open source web browser engine that powers Safari and Chrome, among others. Google ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Snow Kidding
The Gillmor Gang Danny Sullivan, John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor take advantage of the East Coast blizzard to toast some marshmallows on the fire. First up is the Series ...
10:02 pm GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Microsofts 128GB Surface Pro Sells Out At MS Online Store Just Hours After Launch
Microsoft's 128GB Surface Pro has sold out in the online Microsoft Store in the U.S., just a few hours after going on sale today, February 9. The 64GB version is still available as of this writing, an...
09:35 pm GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Mailboxs Virtual Queue Succeeds In The Waiting Game Where Peter Molyneuxs Curiosity Stumbles
Mailbox, the email inbox management app for iPhone that was released in beta this week, currently has around 700,000 users queuing up for access, at the time of this writing. That's according to the i...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Coins Are Steroids For The Amazon Appstore
Editor's note: Charles Edward Hudson is a venture partner withSoftTech VC and the CEO and co-founder of Bionic Panda Games.I have been trying to wrap my head around Amazons decision to launchAmazon Co...
08:19 pm GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Kickstarter: The Coastliner Automatic Watch Is Brimming With Understated Retro Appeal
Kickstarter occasionally has a watch project, but they're relatively rare, and even when one does pop up, it usually isn't impressive enough to turn my head. The Coastliner, a project going on right n...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch 10 Great Ideas Someone Should Invent
This article might change your life or make you rich. It's time to save the world. There's a lot of bad news out there. Rising unemployment, soldiers being replaced in their jobs by drones that kill b...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Technical Debt Will Kill You Dead (If You Let It)
A project I've been working on launched recently. Well, re-launched. A slick little iPhone app called Postography, which lets you send postcards with messages and pictures from your iPhone. Nifty, but...
06:56 pm GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Google Asks Why Fly Private When You Can Fly Private Out Of Your Own $82M Airport?
Google's executives could soon be enjoying their own private airport space ahead of winging their way to various far flung locations around the world, according to a news release from the Mineta San J...
06:19 pm GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Goes To India Bangalore Meetup On Tuesday
I'm heading out to India (Bangalore and Delhi) to meet with tech companies. We haven't had time to put together a formal event, but I do want to meet startups, VCs and entrepreneurs, so to that end I'...
11:40 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Snapchat Raises $13.5M Series A Led By Benchmark, Now Sees 60M Snaps Sent Per Day
Snapchat, the impermanent messaging app that won "Fastest Rising Startup" at the 2012 Crunchies, has finalized a $13.5 million Series A round led by Benchmark's Mitch Lasky.According to The New York T...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Advice From A Former Business Student Turned Googler
Editor's note:Aditya Mahesh is an associate product marketing manager at Google where he works on the Get Your Business Online program. I always knew I should have gotten a CS degree. Its challenging ...
07:30 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch After 8 Years On The Web, Project Management Platform Basecamp Finally Launches An Official iOS App
Basecamp, the project management platform developed by 37 Signals that launched in 2004, is still alive and kicking, which is something of a feat considering how many companies have come and gone in t...
05:43 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch SoundCloud CEO Alex Ljung On Building A Startup With An International Footprint [TCTV]
All too often, tech startup founders feel like they have to move their headquarters to an industry hub such as the San Francisco Bay Area in order to really be successful. But while it's good to be in...
04:26 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Kleiner Perkins Chi-Hua Chien Talks About Mobile First, The Future Of Ecommerce And More
Kleiner Perkins' partner Chi-Hua Chien was in the hot seat this week's Ask A VC series.Chien, who has helped led investments in Spotify, Klout, Path, Twitter, and Zaarly, among others; discussed his t...
04:23 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Plans To Sell 3.2M Company Shares Over The Next Year, 42% Of His Stake In Google
Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt, the company today reported in an SEC filing, plans to sell about 3.2 million of the Class A common stock he currently owns through a stock trading plan, which...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Cooliris Expands Again With Yandex Partnership, Hits 3 Million Users On iOS
Cooliris, theKleiner Perkins-backed photo browsing and sharing startup, is again expanding its footprint in key emerging markets, this time in Russia thanks to a new partnership with Yandex. The move ...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Cooliris Expands Again With Yandex Partnership, Hits 3 Million Downloads On iOS
Cooliris, theKleiner Perkins-backed photo browsing and sharing startup, is again expanding its footprint in key emerging markets, this time in Russia thanks to a new partnership with Yandex. The move ...
03:52 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator Opens New Class As Average Funding Amount Raised Grows To $3.18M, Around $1.5B Total
Y Combinator founder Paul Graham tweeted today that the accelerator's 464 startup graduates (prior to its current batch) have raised an average of $3.18 million in funding each, which means YC's compa...
03:52 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator Opens Applications For New Class, As Total Funding For Alums Reaches $1.5B, Or $3.18M Each
Y Combinator founder Paul Graham tweeted today that the accelerator's 464 startup graduates (prior to its current batch) have raised an average of $3.18 million in funding each, which means YC's compa...
03:16 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Co-Founders Of Mo De, A Mobile Micro Credit Company From Kenya, Wins The IBM SmartCamp
I am not one to write about award recipients but I find it pretty awesome that the founders ofMo De, a mobile micro finance company from Kenya, won the IBM SmartCamp entrepreneur of the year award thi...
03:05 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch GAIN Fitness New Marketplace Brings The Worlds Top Personal Trainers To Your iPhone
How are those New Year's resolutions to work out more holding up? Not so well? Not at all? Yeah, us too. So we figured that it's a good time to check back in with GAIN Fitness, the startup that aims t...
02:52 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Brand New Lytro Camera And Free Ticket To Disrupt NY #TCDisrupt
TechCrunch Disrupt NY, one of our biggest events of the year, is well on its way! We have already begun to announce which special guests and speakers will be joining us this April, but that’s on...
02:46 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Shortwave Aims To Spur Video Conversations By Launching A Reddit-Style iPhone App
I’ve seen some unsuccessful attempts to build tools for video comments and discussions (includingan earlier version of Seesmic), so I was a little skeptical when I first heard about a startup ca...
02:06 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 02.08.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Danny Sullivan, John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 12:45pm Pacific time....
01:54 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Case For iPad Mini Successfully Balances Size And Performance
Logitech had a definite winner on its hands with the Ultrathin Keyboard Case for iPad, a Bluetooth keyboard that attaches via magnets built into the iPad, protecting the screen and adding only minimal...
01:43 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch HTCs Flagship M7 Smartphone May Just Be Called The HTC One
Lets face it: HTC may have its hopes pinned on its not-so-secretive M7 smartphone, but that sooner or later the company is going to have to drop the codename and let it fly under another banner. As it...
01:40 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Allows You To View Your Profile In LOLcats In Preparation For 2014 IPO
In an obvious move to position the company towards a planned 2014 IPO, Twitter has today enabled LOLcats translation capabilities for its user profiles.The translation of the sometimes obtuse service ...
01:38 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Crash Debuts An Online And Mobile Guide To Local Tourist Attractions
Crashworks, a new Idealab-backedtravel startup, is today coming out of its semi-stealth mode with a fun mobile application called Crashand accompanying website for unique, crowdsourced tourist attract...
01:28 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Its Time To Buy Grandma An LCD E-Reader Because Shell Be Able To Read More
A study from Matthias Schlesewsky at Johannes Gutenberg University found that readers older than 60 benefit markedly from the backlit screen of many ereader tablets despite their perceived dislike of ...
01:25 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Fashion GPS Breaks Into The Notoriously Tech-Averse Fashion Industry Just In Time For Fashion Week
As you may well know from Twitter (or the inordinate amount of heels clacking through a snowy New York this morning), Fashion Week is underway. It’s like the Superbowl for designers, retailers, ...
12:39 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Stripe Releases Library To Help Developers Build Sleeker Credit Card Forms; Now Processing Millions In Payments Per Day
Simple online payments company Stripe quietly launched jQuery.payment, library of code for building credit card forms, validating input, and formatting numbers. It's basically a library that helps dev...
12:11 am GMT - Sat, February 9, 2013
Techcrunch Aereo Amps Up Marketing Efforts Before Expanding To New Cities, Hires Former Apple Exec As CCO
Aereo has been making headlines lately, not only for expanding its streaming cloud DVR service to 22 new markets in the coming months, but for being in active litigation with some of the nation's bigg...
11:15 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Sign Up Now For Hardware Alley At TechCrunch Disrupt
Every Disrupt we run an amazing thing called Hardware Alley. For one day, Startup Alley becomes a haven for amazing hardware startups. We want you to join us....
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch YCombinator-Backed Cube Goes Deeper Than Your Standard iPad Register
With innovations like Square’s iPad register, small businesses and retailers face a slew of options for how to manage in-store sales without having to pay thousand of dollars for older point-of-...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Cube Goes Deeper Than Your Standard iPad Register
With innovations like Square’s iPad register, small businesses and retailers face a slew of options for how to manage in-store sales without having to pay thousand of dollars for older point-of-...
10:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Kera Adds Subtitle Option And Analytics To Its Guided, Interactive Web Tool Tutorials
Kera, a Toronto-based startup set to revolutionize the software product demo space with guided tutorials that are interactive and live on a site, instead of in a static video, has just launched new su...
10:51 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Is Holding Pre-Meetup Office Hours On Tuesday In NYC
The TechCrunch NY Meetup + Pitch-off is mere days away, and we're more excited than ever to hear about the latest and greatest startups in Silicon Alley. But we can't pack all the fun into one ni...
10:47 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Spotify Lands On Windows Phone 8
Spotify has just landed on the Windows Phone 8 platform, giving Microsoft's mobile users access to one of the world's largest music streaming platforms. Before today, the app was only available on iOS...
10:31 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Edit Away, No Sign-In Needed With Microsoft SkyDrive And Office Web Apps
A new feature from Microsoft allows people to share and edit documents from SkyDrive in Office Web Apps without the recipient having to sign in to their Microsoft account....
10:22 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch TPB AFK, The Pirate Bay Documentary, Is Available Now On YouTube
The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard is now available for viewing on YouTube. The entire one and a half-hour movie just premiered in Europe and is also available for download on the Pirate Bay....
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Moots New iPad App, DrawQuest Challenges Users Of All Ages To Create And Share Drawings
4chan founder Christopher Poole (a.k.a. moot) launched Canvas in 2011 as a place to remix images and reduce friction in the image creation process. But he found that unless you were an active member o...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Former Kleiner Perkins Partner, Erly Founder And Hulu CTO Eric Feng Joins Flipboard As CTO
Eric Feng, former Kleiner Perkins partner and Hulu CTO, is joining social magazine app Flipboard's executive team as CTO, running engineering and strategy....
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Finally, A QuantCast For Mobile Apps? Onavo Launches Insights
One of the problems I’ve always run into as a reporter covering the app ecosystem, is that it’s so hard to find actual data about how well apps are doing. There are the top free and grossi...
09:25 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch AOLs Hyperlocal Effort Patch Misses $40M-50M Sales Target, Partly Because Of Sandy, Still Aiming For Profitability In 2013
AOL's Q4 earnings today saw that company (which owns TechCrunch) finally make a turnaround, after 8 years of decline, into revenue growth, with overall sales of $599.5 million. But there are still a l...
09:18 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Everyone Stop DM-ing On Twitter And Start Using The Moped App Now, Its Way Better
One of the great things about Twitter is that - unlike email - people are forced to get to the point by the limits on the medium. But unlike email, you can't CC anyone on a private communication. Howe...
08:45 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch The Wayki Toothbrush Has A Built-In Alarm Clock You Turn Off With Good Oral Hygiene
More hardware startups are looking at everyday tools that have been relatively unchanged for a long time, like the Happi Fork we saw at CES this year. Today, a new startup called Wayki is adding its i...
08:44 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Google Integrates Third-Party Web Apps More Deeply Into Google Drive
Google just added the equivalent of an app store to Google Drive that lets you find Drive-enabled third-party apps like HelloFax, SlideRocket and the Open Office Document Reader right from within the ...
08:25 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Dogfish Accelerator Aims To Be The TechStars Of Indie Film
Tech entrepreneurship isn't all that different from artistry. Founders create and build a product that will hopefully be enjoyed by millions of users, just like artists create work for consumers. But ...
07:58 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Shares Soar 19.2% In The Wake Of Impressive Earnings
Right after yesterday's earnings, LinkedIn shares (NYSE:LNKD) have popped 19.16 percent to 147.86. It is clearly linked to the company's earnings. Revenue is up 81 percent to $304 million and net inco...
07:43 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Astronauts Will Tackle Your Questions In A Google+ Hangout From The International Space Station
Getting a glimpse into the lives of astronauts in space has been de rigueur since the days of the Apollo program, but actually interacting with those busy space-dwellers? That's a much more modern tre...
07:41 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Startup Founders: Chill Or Get Help
There is a certain kind of Silicon Valley striver that I find abhorrent but, being separated by them by a full continent I feel I'm far enough removed to perhaps understand their wild-eyed efforts at ...
07:22 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Kickstarter: The Hydra Is A Configurable Power Supply Perfect For Your Next Home Robot Build
Often the stuff that gets press attention from Kickstarter tends to focus on the consumer market, but the Hydra is a new project on the crowdfunding site that could make big waves in everything from h...
06:53 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Enterprise Social Network Startup Batterii Closes $2.5M Seed, Led By CincyTech, As It Builds Out Feature-Set & Adds Android App
Cincinnati-based enterprise social network startup Batterii, which describes itself as a co-creation software platform, has closed a $2.5 million seed round let by public-private seed stage investor C...
06:17 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch After Googles $80M French Publishers Fund, Press Lobby Group Chief Calls For Search Giant To Pay Media In Every European Country
A European Publishers members' group and lobby organization has called for Google to expand an offer it made last week of financial help for French publishers. Reuters quotes Francisco Pinto Balsemao,...
05:58 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Apples iPhone Sales Grow By As Much As 400% In 3 Months In India, But Theres A Huge Gap To Close
Apple's next big growth market could be India a country where it has failed to find significant purchase with consumers up until this point. The Economic Times is reporting that sales of Apple device...
05:31 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch After Googles $80M French Publishers Fund, Press Lobby Group Calls For Search Giant To Pay Media In Every European Country
A European Publishers members' group and lobby organization has called for Google to expand an offer it made last week of financial help for French publishers. Reuters quotes Francisco Pinto Balsemao,...
05:04 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch AOL Q4 2012 Beats The Street On Sales Of $600M, Showing Its First Revenue Growth In 8 Years
AOL (owner of TechCrunch) has just reported earnings for Q4 2012 of $600 million on earnings of 41 cents per share. That matches analysts expectations on EPS but beats on revenues of $573.1 million. T...
02:52 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Nexus 4 Owners Estimate One Million Handsets Have Shipped Since November 2012 Launch
Nexus 4 production run estimates -- crowdsourced by Android enthusiasts on the XDA Developer forum using each device's IMEI number -- suggest the millionth handset has now shipped in a little over two...
02:03 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Big Switch Raises $6.5M From Intel Capital, Gains Attention For Next Generation Networking, Challenges Cisco
Big Switch Networks, the software defined networking company making a play on Cisco's turf, has raised $6.5 million from Intel Capital. he investment brings the total amount raised to $45 million from...
01:53 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Bango Raises $10.2M To Take Its Mobile Payments Service Into Brazil, India And Other Asian Markets
Today mobile payments company Bango -- provider of carrier billing services to the likes of Facebook, Amazon, Telefonica, Google, Blackberry, Opera and more -- doubled down on its emerging market stra...
01:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Payleven, The Samwer Square Clone, Surmounts Visa Hurdle With Chip And PIN Reader Now Sold In Europe
Payleven, the mobile payment company from the Samwer bothers' Rocket Internet incubator, is now taking orders for its chip-and-PIN readers, which it says makes it one of the first of the Square-style ...
11:45 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch What Software Is Patentable? Federal Court To Consider In CLS Bank Rehearing
Editor's note: Anthony Lombardi practices litigation and patent prosecution at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP.Software patents continue to command the spotlight. The Federal C...
09:47 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Meet The Next 10 Companies To Come Out Of StartX, Stanfords Student Startup Accelerator
Stanford's student startup accelerator, StartX, had its eighth demo day tonight in Palo Alto, showing off the latest class of 11 companies* to go through the program. The accelerator, which just raise...
09:34 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Alchemy API Raises $2 Million For Neural Net Analysis Tech, On Par With IBM Watson, Google
Alchemy API has raised $2 million to extend thecapabilitiesof its deep learning technology that applies artificial intelligence to read and understand web pages, text documents, emails, tweets, and ot...
09:34 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch AlchemyAPI Raises $2 Million For Neural Net Analysis Tech, On Par With IBM Watson, Google
Alchemy API has raised $2 million to extend thecapabilitiesof its deep learning technology that applies artificial intelligence to read and understand web pages, text documents, emails, tweets, and ot...
08:36 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch CoverHound Lands $4.5M From RRE, Bullpen & Blumberg To Become The Kayak Of Online Insurance
Car insurance is a necessary evil for all drivers. Of course, if you don't happen to be accident prone, paying expensive monthly or annual bills is a headache and seems equivalent to setting your wall...
08:14 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Huawei, ZTE and Lenovo Moved Into The Top 5 Global Smartphone Vendors In Q4, Says Canalys
Canalys just published its final mobile phone shipment estimates, which show that although Samsung is still on top of the global smart phone market, three Chinese manufacturers-Huawei, ZTE and Lenovo-...
07:43 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon To Set Up Secondhand Ebook Marketplace
Amazon wants to sell your used ebooks. It recently won a patent to allow people to hock off their read ebooks on its marketplace. Of course, ebooks dont suffer from wear and tear, but think of the res...
07:17 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Stanford Student Startup Accelerator StartX Raises Another $400,000, Bringing Total Funding To About $1.5 Million
StartX, which is a startup accelerator for Stanford students, has raised another round of funding, adding $400,000 to its coffers since last December. That money comes from new investors that include ...
06:20 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch For A Brief, Terrible Moment, Facebook Connect Broke A Bunch Of Websites, But It Says We Can All Breathe Easy Now
Well, that's embarrassing.Earlier this afternoon, as covered by AllThingsD and a number of sites, a Facebook Connect glitch caused serious problems on websites including the Huffington Post, Salon, MS...
05:15 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch A New $100K Genius Grant, The Cyrus Prize, Seeks Brilliant Iranians
Countries around the world have never quite been able to recreate the innovative prowess of Northern California's Silicon Valley. According to Berkeley Professor Anna Sexanian, a tradition of cultural...
04:58 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch The Valley Needs A Valleywag Or Something
Here's an unpopular opinion, especially on TechCrunch: The Valley needs a new Valleywag.On any given day, beneath the hype cycle of startupsthreatening to launch, then getting their VCs to blog/tweet ...
04:35 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Study Finds That Apple Took 72% Of All Handset Profits, Samsung Got The Rest
A Canaccord Genuity study found that Apple took 72% of all handset profits worldwide while Samsung took 29%. While that is obviously a bit disconcerting, the thinking is that these are rounded-up numb...
04:26 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Curbing The Cost Of College: Coursera Wins Approval To Offer Online Courses For Credit For Under $200
Last year, the buzz around the potential of online courses (particularly MOOC platforms) reached new heights, and this year is already shaping up to be the one in which online course platforms and the...
03:53 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Mens Fashion Site JackThreads Is Blowing Up On Mobile, Which Accounts For Over 30 Percent Of Traffic And Revenue
JackThreads, the Thrillist-owned men's shopping community, is seeing some insane mobile growth and conversion rates. But it has also found something surprising: some of its customers have been discove...
03:03 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch NanoSatisfi Raises $1.2M To Disrupt The Aerospace Industry With Small, Affordable Satellites
For years, Peter Platzer was pretty close to a stereotypical rocket scientist on Wall Street he was trained as a high-energy physicist, but he spent most of his professional career in finance. But he...
02:47 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft-Owned Yammer Hit With Small Round Of Layoffs
We're hearing from multiple sources that there was a small round of layoffs today at enterprise collaboration company Yammer. The number of people let go is around 20 staffers. UPDATE: Yammer has conf...
02:47 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Goldbely Launches To Bring Gourmet Cuisine To Food Explorers All Over The Country
Goldbely is trying to connect its customers -- which it refers to as "Food Explorers" -- with interesting food such as Chicago deep-dish pizza, Philadelphia cheesesteaks, Texas barbecue, New York bage...
02:25 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Video Of 3D Printed Gun Magazine Shows Off Deadly High-Capacity Wiki Weapon
A new video showcasing the future of weapons was released on YouTube today: a enterprising 24-year-old gun enthusiast manufactured his own high-capacity 30-round gun magazine using a 3D printer. Hopin...
02:22 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Blows Past Expectations; Revenue Soars 81 Percent To $304M, Net Income Up 66 Percent To $11.5M
The business-focused networking site of record, LinkedIn, rode a wave of growth through 2012, turning itself into a Wall Street darling in the process. The race to win the professional networking mark...
02:19 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Prodded By Activist Hedge Fund, Apple Evaluates Plan To Return Cash To Shareholders Through Preferred Stock Issue
Apple said this afternoon it is evaluating the possibility of issuing preferred stock as part of its ongoing effort to return $45 billion to its shareholders which was initiated in March of last year....
02:09 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry Confirms It Wont Launch BB10 Devices In Japan
BlackBerry may have been much of the past few months criss-crossing the globe in an effort to drum up developer support for BlackBerry 10, but it turns out that theres at least one market where the co...
02:07 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Google Now Uses Its Own WebP Format Instead Of PNGs In The Chrome Web Store
Google loves everything that makes the web faster and given that images typically account for more than half of a web page's size, it has now been working on its own WebP image format for a few years....
01:36 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Google Brings Hangouts In Gmail To India
Just before launching its latest general update to Google Hangouts, Google also recently announced that it is bringing its new group video chat toolto India. Just like in other countries, Google is re...
01:12 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Google Updates Hangouts, Lets You Adjust Bandwidth Used With A Slider, Adds Audio-Only Mode
Google wants to make all of its products accessible to everyone, no matter where they’re located or what Internet conditions they’re working with. For those of you who travel or aren’...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch In The Studio, OATVs Renee DiResta Reflects On Her Transition From Trading To Investing
"In the Studio" opens up February by hosting a former Wall Street derivatives trader turned early-stage venture investor in San Francisco.Renee DiResta, an Associate with O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (...
12:59 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Uber Can Help Companies Be More Desirable To Work For With Its New Perks Program
On-demand car service Uber announced a new perks program that can instantly make a company cooler to work for. If you want to be able to provide transportation as a perk or benefit for your employees,...
12:25 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Personalized Magazine App Zite Refines Its New Design, Backtracks From Some Recent Changes
Zite, the CNN-owned iPhone and and iPad app offering aggregated content that's personalized to your interests, launched a big revamp back in December. In some ways, Zite 2.0 was a success for one thi...
12:24 am GMT - Fri, February 8, 2013
Techcrunch Gabe Newell Describes A Gaming Future Where Your Virtual Investment Follows You Everywhere And Plugs Into A Broad Economy
Gabe Newell, co-founder and managing director of Valve, took the stage today at the DICE gaming conference to deliver a keynote, and while he said upfront he wasn't going to be announcing any products...
11:40 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Olympic Hopefuls On Social Media, The Quantified Self, And Rule 40
The Winter Olympics are exactly one year away, which is why a team of Winter Olympians (past, present, and future) gathered together in NYC yesterday to ring the closing bell at the Nasdaq. We jumped ...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Email Management App Mailbox Goes Live In The App Store, Begins Filling Reservations
If you're one of those who have been waiting to try Mailbox, your wait could soon be over, as the app is going live in the Apple App Store. While users will be able to download the app, they might not...
10:46 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Tapping Into Shifting Buying Habits, ModCloth Launches An iPad App
Over Christmas, employees at ModCloth, the indie and vintage fashion site founded by a husband and wife team, noticed that about 30 percent of the site’s visits were coming mobile devices.The st...
10:43 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch NBC Shutters Hyper-Local News And Information Site EveryBlock After Failing To Find The Right Business Model
It's not easy trying to make money as a hyper-local network these days (just ask AOL's Patch), but in a surprising move, NBC just announced that it is shutting down EveryBlock, the Knight Foundation-b...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Happier Launches To Help You Share Your Daily Happy Moments
iOS app Happier is launching today with the ambitions of, well, making you a happier person. The app is inspired by research that shows that focusing on the positive and sharing good things that happe...
10:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Redfin Launches Offer Insights To Show You Real Time Data On Real Estate Bidding Wars
Online real estate broker Redfin just launched a new feature called Offer Insights, which not only tells you what houses are on the market, but also what the actual purchase process was like for homes...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Redbeacon Founder Launches MyTime, A Booking And Ecommerce Platform For Local Services And Open Appointments
Ethan Anderson the co-founder of TechCrunch50 winner Redbeacon (which was acquired by Home Depot last year), is debuting his newest venture todayMyTime. In short, the startup wants to be the go-to des...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch After Doubling Its User Base Over The Last 7 Months, Video Discovery Startup Telly Improves Recommendations With Social Data
Telly has come a long way since being rebranded. In the seven months since adopting its new moniker, the company formerly known as Twitvid has doubled its user base to 7 million and continues to itera...
09:33 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Real-Time Yammer Competitor Hall Launches New Apps For iOS And Mac; Hits 10K Businesses, Double-Digit Growth
Hall, an AngelPad-backed business communications app which is taking on the likes of Yammer, Jive and Salesforce.com's Chatter, is out now with new native applications for iOS and Mac. The company is ...
09:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Backed By Science Inc., Suicide Girls Co-Founder Sean Suhl Goes National With Mobile App Lets Date
Sean Suhl, the co-creator of the site Suicide Girls (an "alternative community" that's known for its nude photos of tattoed and otherwise otherwise alternative women), has a new startup that's launchi...
09:13 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Seriously, This Again? New, Aggressive Marketing From Microsoft Warns Gmail Users That Google Reads Their Email
Hey Microsoft, 2004 called. It wants its privacy outrage debate back. Microsoft is on the rampage lately, aggressively attacking Google on search, shopping, and email, the latter which is now featured...
09:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Wikipad Keeps The Dream Alive With A 7-inch, $249 Gaming Tablet
The Wikipad lives! After several delays, the company is ready to bring its gaming contraption to the market. The final model is different from the concepts, but it's more portable, cheaper and much mo...
08:54 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch T-Mobile Aiming To Be First With BlackBerry Z10 Launch In The U.S. With Mid-March Release
T-Mobile says that Blackberry's new Z10 smartphone is "more stable than ... anticipated," and could potentially get a faster-than-expected launch on the network. As it stands, the new BB10-based smart...
08:46 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Reminder: The New York Disrupt Pitch-Off Is Next Week And We Need You (And Sponsors)
It's been a few months since our last NYC meet-up and, in an effort to find some of the best startups in New York for Disrupt this year, we're planning a 60-second pitch-off competition. The winner wi...
08:33 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch LibreOffice 4.0 Released Just In Time For Office 365 Refugees
Microsoft Office has long been the dominant office suite. Through the years there have been many contenders rise and fall: WordPerfect, Corel, StarOffice, and too many more to count. Sun Microsystem...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Trademarkia Rebrands As LegalForce To Offer Online Legal Services, Opens Retail Location For In-Person Consultations
Search engine Trademarkia, which launched at TechCrunch50 in 2009, is rebranding as LegalForce to offer a comprehensive legal services platform. The new company is also opening of LegalForce BookFlip,...
07:57 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Next Xbox Will Reportedly Have Siri-Style Natural Language Input
One of the most-rumored features of the mythical Apple television set is Siri integration that would allow you to naturally ask questions and issue commands to your TV, but Microsoft may beat Apple to...
07:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Diapers.com Is First Amazon-Owned Quidsi Site To Arrive On iPad
Diapers.com, the Amazon-owned e-commerce site targeting parents with new babies, is today launching a native app on the iPad, after seeing its mobile traffic increase more than 100 percent year-over-y...
07:41 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Form 1 3D Printer Goes Into Production, First Batch Scheduled For Delivery In Late April
After experiencing a roller coaster pre-production period, the folks over at FormLabs have announced that the Form 1 3D-printer is entering into full production. The "large majority" of Kickstarter or...
07:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Influencer Consolidation As Kred Owner PeopleBrowsr Buys Swaylo, The Loose Thread Of Facebooks Threadsy Buy
Some consolidation in the area of social influencer sites. PeopleBrowsr, owners of the social influencer analytics site Kred, is buying Swaylo, a specialist in measuring Facebook for influencer analyt...
07:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Kred Owner (And Twitter Firehose Contester) PeopleBrowsr Buys Swaylo, The Loose Thread Of Facebooks Threadsy Buy
Some consolidation in the area of social influencer sites. PeopleBrowsr, owners of the social influencer analytics site Kred, is buying Swaylo, a specialist in measuring Facebook for influencer analyt...
07:10 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch After Its Non-Merger With Viggle, GetGlue Brings Big Updates To Its iPhone App With New Feeds, Ads & Personalized Guides
Fans of entertainment social network GetGlue have been subjected to a bumpy ride over the last few months. In November, the startup announced that it had agreed to merge with TV loyalty service, Viggl...
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Patents Image Identification Unlocking Method For iPhones And Macs
Apple had a new patent application published by the USPTO today, describing an unlocking method for digital devices that uses image identification to properly recognize an authorized user. The system ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Airbnbs Big 2012: 4X Guest Growth And 2X The Number Of Listings In 192 Countries Worldwide
Airbnb has released some interesting growth figures this morning, proving that 2012 was the year that Airbnb stopped being something people were talking about and started to be something (a lot of) pe...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch FreedomPop Raises Another $4.3 Million In Funding, Finally Lets Users Share Their Data
Freemium wireless service provider FreedomPop has been pumping out its fair share of hardware lately, and its momentum seems to have been received favorably by its backers. The company, which aims to ...
06:03 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Softbank Capital Announces New $250M Princeville Growth Fund To Help Startups Expand Into Asia
Softbank Capital, the venture arm of Japan’s massive Softbank Corp, has just announced a brand new growth fund of $250 million that the firm is calling “the Princeville fund.” Thus f...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Rabbit Launches In Closed Beta, Bringing Pervasive Video Chat And Content Sharing To Mac Users
In December, we wrote about Rabbit, a stealthy startup looking to change the way we interact via video chat. The company promised a video chat application that would shake up many of the conventions w...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch OUYA Android Game Console To Get Annual Hardware Updates, Founder Says
The OUYA Android-based gaming console will get hardware refreshes on an annual basis, founder and CEO Julie Uhrman revealed in an interview with Engadget. Uhrman was at DICE, an annual summit that foc...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch DataXu Raises $27M For Real-Time, Data-Driven Ad Buying
DataXu, a startup that sees itself at the head of a "programmatic marketing revolution," has raised $27 million in new funding.DataXu was founded by MIT aeronautics and astronautics engineers who team...
05:18 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Sprint Q4 2012 Matches, Down $.44Share On Revenues Of $9B, Reports 2.2M iPhones Sold
Sprint Nextel, the third-ranking U.S. wireless carrier, has just announced earnings results for Q4 2012, reporting a net loss of $1.3 billion, and a negative EPS of $.44. That's compared to a net loss...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch VouchedFor Raises $235K For Its Financial Advisor Marketplace And Reviews
Financial advice is big business; by some estimates "wealth management" is a 19 billion industry in the UK alone. But the quality of financial advice varies greatly, and finding a high quality Indepen...
05:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch With $360K From Fred Destin At Atlas And More, Timbre Takes Its Local Music Discovery App Global
Timbre launched last September as a bootstrapped mobile iOS app to help people discover and share live music recommendations in their vicinity. The simple-but-engaging user interface and service prove...
04:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry Z10 Did Sell Out In 55% Of Phones 4us 680 U.K. Stores Over Launch Weekend But Still No Hard Sales Figures
Turns out the BlackBerry Z10 was a weekend sell out after all. U.K. mobile phones retailer Phones 4u has confirmed that a majority of its stores sold out of the first BlackBerry 10 handset in its firs...
03:34 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch U.K.s First 4G Network To Reach 55% Of The Population By Summer, Another 27 Towns & Cities To Be Switched On By June
4GEE, the U.K.'s first -- and still it's only -- 4G network, owned by carrier EE, is continuing to grow its coverage footprint. Currently the network reaches less than half (45 per cent) of the U.K.'s...
03:32 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch EUs New Cybersecurity Directive Orders States To Set Up Emergency Response Teams, Better Risk Mgmt For Verticals
With hacking and malware on the rise, Europe is cracking down on cybersecurity: today the European Commission, working with the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy...
02:47 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Kim Dotcoms Mega Gets A Full Time CEO To Build Out Its 2.5M User-Base
Kim Dotcoms latest venture Mega, which opened its doors last month offering encrypted cloud-storage services, has a new CEO -- announcing today that Vikram Kumar, former CEO of not-for-profit open int...
01:57 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch ABI: Windows Phone To End 2013 With 45M Handsets In Play, BlackBerry 10 Close To 20M Out Of 1.4BN Global Smartphone Total
The Android + iPhone duopoly in the smartphone space will ease up slightly this year, according to a marketshare forecast by ABI Research -- albeit Google's platform is still predicted to take a ...
01:49 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Social Crowdfunding Platform Rally.org Expands To Europe With New Berlin Incubator And Donations In Euros, With Pounds Coming Soon
Rally.org, the U.S.-based crowdfunding platform designed for socially-minded causes, is taking its mission to Europe. Today, the startup is opening an incubator in Berlin, its first outside of the U.S...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Evernote, Now With Its First COO, Takes Its Premium Evernote Business App To 26 New Markets
Evernote, the popular personal information and productivity app, is taking another step today in building out its premium service offerings: its enterprise app, Evernote Business, which formally launc...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Bebo Shareholders File Motion To Remove CEO, Have A Receiver Take Control of Embattled Company
Here’s yet another sad turn in the story of one of social networking’s also-rans. Bebo, the early U.K.-based social network that AOL bought for $850 million only to turn around and sell fo...
10:39 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch With $2.3M From Vint Cerf & More, Tech Pioneer Judy Estrin Unveils EvntLive, The Webs New Interactive Concert Hall
You may not be familiar with her name, but Judy Estrin has quietly become one of Silicon Valley's most successful serial entrepreneurs and executives. She began her career working with Vint Cerf's res...
10:26 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Online Radio Service TuneIn Launches Its Redesigned Web Presence
TuneIn is a massively popular online radio service with over 40 million monthly active listeners according to its own data. The reason for its success is mostly due to its popular mobile apps and not ...
10:26 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Considering A Linux Version Of Office In 2014
Now this is a watershed moment -- Microsoft is looking at offering a Linux version of Office in 2014.You know what I say? Stuff it all you bastards who say Linux does not have commercial viability. Mi...
09:45 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch NTT DoCoMo Announced $109M Venture Fund, As Well As An Investment In 500 Startups
NTT DOCOMO, Japan's leading mobile operator, has announced that it will invest in 500 Startups as it prepares to launch a 10 billion JPY ($109 million USD) venture fund in late February. The accelerat...
09:45 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch NTT DoCoMo Announces $109M Venture Fund, As Well As An Investment In 500 Startups
NTT DoCoMo, Japan's leading mobile operator,has announcedthat it will invest in 500 Startups as it prepares to launch a 10 billion JPY ($109 million USD) venture fund in late February. The accelerator...
09:23 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix Promises To Make Its Open Source Cloud Management Tools More Portable
Over the last few years, Netflix has been making its cloud management tools open source and available to other developers. Now its hoping to make it easier for others to implement not just one or two ...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Nav App Waze Says 36M Users Shared 900M Reports, While 65K Users Made 500M Map Edits
At the beginning of this year, social GPS app Waze was the rumored target of an Apple acquisition. Had the linkup happened, it would have been a rare case of the Cupertino company acquiring a startup....
08:52 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Hunter Walk Leaves Google After 9 Years To Start VC Firm With Satya Patel Called Homebrew
Earlier today, CNNMoney broke the news that well-known Googler/YouTuber Hunter Walk and former Googler Satya Patel would be starting a new VC firm called Homebrew. What wasn’t known was whether ...
06:58 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch 5 Startups Show Their Connection To Parallels And Its Software Play In The Hosting World
A software company's conference in Las Vegas for hosting executives is not exactly where I'd expect to see a bunch of startups showing off what they do. But when the software company's chairman of the...
06:54 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Here Are 10 Standout Companies From The Fifth 500 Startups Demo Day
Early stage VC fund 500 Startups today held the first of several demo day events for the fifth batch of startups graduating from its accelerator program. It was a fun event, with 32 high-energy founde...
06:26 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch OUYA Reveals New Games For The Platform, Including Tim Schafers Double Fine Adventure And The Cave
Our own Romain Dillet noted the regrettable lack of confirmed games for the upcoming OUYA Android-based home gaming console just yesterday, and today, as if in answer, OUYA founder and CEO Julie Uhrma...
06:19 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Enhanced Campaigns To Manage Cross-Device Campaigns In AdWords
Google is rolling out a new AdWords system over the next few weeks called Enhanced Campaigns, which it's pitching as a better way to advertise across multiple devices.As described inthe announcement b...
06:16 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch The First Ubuntu Smartphones Will Debut In October
Ubuntu's recently-announced mobile operating system certainly has some panache, which has prompted more than a few nerds (myself included) to become enamored with it. Thankfully, Canonical founder Mar...
05:16 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch AngelLists Naval Ravikant Says The Future Of VC Is In Smaller Funding Rounds
In an on-stage conversation today with Dave McClure at 500 Startups' fifth Demo Day event, AngelList co-founder Naval Ravikant gave data-driven insights on the current state of venture capital. In sho...
05:10 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Layoffs For NM Incite, The Nielsen-McKinsey Venture That Does Twitters TV Ratings
Here's a surprise follow-up to the news yesterday of Twitter's acquisition of a social media analytics firm Bluefin Labs. NM Incite--an analytics JV between Nielsen and McKinsey that forms part ofNiel...
04:37 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch With 300 Kiosks In 20 States, Device Recycler EcoATM Secures $40M In Debt Financing To Go Nationwide
You know those mobile devices that everyone keeps raving about? Turns out it's a huge business. Shocker, I know. Strategy Analytics recently estimated that about 1.6 billion mobile phones shipped in 2...
04:28 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch 500 Startups Is Setting Up Shop In China, Adding Beijing-Based Venture Partner Rui Ma
500 Startups is already focused heavily on investing overseas, with partners looking at startups in markets like Mexico, Brazil, India, and Southeast Asia. Now you can add China to the list, as the fi...
04:17 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Tumblr Adds Real-Time Notifications To Its Dashboard And It Feels A Lot Like Facebooks Ticker
Today on its staff blog, Tumblr shared that it is rolling out real-time notifications to people’s dashboards, so that you can have even more cat- and fashion-related content thrown in your face....
03:41 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Joe Green Steps Down As President Of NationBuilder, Will Be Announcing Exciting Initiatives In The Coming Weeks
Today, we’ve learned that Joe Green, Co-Founder of Causes and NationBuilder, as well as an investor and advisor to Asana, will be stepping down as President from the latter. While specifics aren...
03:41 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Joe Green Steps Down As President Of NationBuilder, Joins Andreessen Horowitz As EIR
Today, we’ve learned that Joe Green, co-founder of Causes and NationBuilder, will be stepping down as president from the latter. Green, who is also an investor and advisor to Asana, will be join...
03:39 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch George Lucas Files To Sell Off His 2 Percent Stake In Disney For Nearly $2 Billion
Just four months after announcing the sale of Lucasfilm production company to Disney in a $4 billion deal, George Lucas, the screenwriter and director best known for the Star Wars series, has made a m...
03:24 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo! Signs Global, Non-Exclusive Display Ad Deal With Google
As first reported by AllThingsD, Yahoo has announced an advertising partnership with Google, not unlike working relationships it has with other companies. Yahoo in its current form has quite a few pag...
02:41 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Storybird Aims To Attack The Last Bastion Of The Printed Word, The Kids Bookshelf
If paper books are going to survive anywhere for the next few years, it's in our schools and on our kids' bookshelves. However a company called Storybird has built a platform for kids and adults to bu...
02:38 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch SurveyMonkey CEO On How To Build A Great Company: Raise Money From The Right People, Dont Sweat Competitors
At the fifth 500 Startups Accelerator Demo Day in Mountain View today, SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg gave some advice about how to build a great company based on his 20 years of experiences in tech. ...
02:31 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Yelp Misses In Q4 With Net Loss Of $5.3M, While Revenues Were Up 65 Percent To $41M
Today, Yelp announced its fourth-quarter earnings, and they weren't as sunny as some as hoped. Net revenue was $41.2 million in Q4 of 2012 -- a 65 percent growth in new revenue from 2011. In turn, net...
02:23 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Googles Supposed Chromebook Pixel (And Its Touch Display) Stars In Leaked Video
Got your grains of salt at the ready? Good. Rumors of a more extravagant Chromebook have been making the rounds for months now, but the new, supposedly leaked video the new touch-friendly Chromebook P...
02:21 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch At 500 Startups 5th Demo Day, 32 Startups Make Their Dave McClure-Endorsed Debut
It's demo day time once again for 500 Startups, the early stage venture capital fund and startup accelerator headed up by Silicon Valley's favorite foul-mouthed investor, techie, and man about town Da...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Anturis Launches IT-Monitoring Service For Small Business Market, But Open Source Critiques Are Unfounded
Anturis is an IT monitoring service for the small business market (SMB) that launched this week at the Parallels Summit with the intent of providing a service that fits in between enterprise software ...
01:42 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Google Introduces New Input Tools For Translate, Gmail, Drive, Chrome, Android And Windows
Over the years, Google has introduced input tools to allow you to interact with its services in a multitude of languages and non-Latin characters and today has introduced a whole new set of tools to t...
01:33 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Super Bowl Ad-Related Hashtags Were Used 300K Times On Sunday, Up 273 Percent
Going into the Super Bowl, folks who care about such things probably knew it was not just going to be theMost Social! Super Bowl! Ever!, but also a big win for Twitter on the ad side. Now the company ...
01:29 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Launches Developers Live Video Channel To Keep Its Developer Ecosystem Up To Date
Google runs a Developers Live video channel for its developer ecosystem and starting today, Facebook will offer a very similar service under the Facebook Developers Live moniker. Starting today, the n...
12:58 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch If Vine Is Adults Only, Then So Is All Of The Internet And My University Library
My old university's library was a den of pornographic filth, but no one ever considered shading the windows strip-club black because a few stragglers watched sex on public computers. Yet, that's preci...
12:50 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Want To Bang With Nobody? Use Google+
When a product idea turns into a meme, you're probably doing something right. I'm referring, of course, to Bang With Friends, the controversial Facebook app that lets you privately nominate who in you...
12:19 am GMT - Thu, February 7, 2013
Techcrunch Evasi0n By The Numbers: 2 Days In, Cydia Usage Jumps To Over 4M Devices, Jailbreak Website Sees 5M Uniques
You would be forgiven if you thought jailbreaking was dead. There hadn't been a good, untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 running the current version of the iOS operating system for some ti...
11:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox Unveils Sync API For Mobile Developers, Allows Apps To Work With Cloud-Based Files As If They Were Local
Dropbox is unveiling a brand new API for developers today that should give mobile app makers an excellent new tool to work with. The Dropbox Sync API allows apps for iOS and Android to treat files sto...
11:40 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Next-Gen Xbox Protection Rumor Raises The Question Of Always-On DRM
According to an Edge report, the rumored next Xbox will have a game registration system that will prevent the 50GB Blu-ray titles from being resold on the secondary market. The Edge writes: Sources wi...
11:19 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Redesigns Its Search Experience For iOS, Android And Mobile Web To Help You Find Relevant Tweets And People
Twitter has announced a much-needed update to its search product today and it will be available on all mobile devices: iOS, Android and mobile web. The company boasts that the update will help you fin...
11:11 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Charting The iTunes Stores Path To 25 Billion Songs Sold, 40 Billion Apps Downloaded And Beyond
Apple today announced a new sales milestone for its iTunes digital music store, with 25 billion songs sold. The news follows an announcement made earlier this month that the App Store has had over 40 ...
11:06 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Fred Wilson, Ken Lerer And Ben Lerer To Speak At TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2013
Were proud of the fact that some of the tech scenes most innovative thinkers and problem solvers are going to be speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt NYCthis year, and are happy to be making our first speak...
10:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Foundation: Jawbones Founder Hosain Rahman On How to Build Meaningful Hardware Prototypes
In this episode of my Foundation video series, I talk with Jawbone CEO and Founder Hosain Rahman. Hosain and I discuss the entrepreneurial environment at Stanford in the 1990s, The Jetsons as design i...
10:24 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Google Brings 38 Additional Ski Resorts To Google Maps
A while ago, Google took its Street View cameras to the slopes and started documenting ski runs at a few select resorts. Today, Google is expanding its mapping options for skiers by adding 38 new run ...
10:17 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch iPads (Thanks To The Mini) Were 1 In 6 PCs Shipped, Tablets One-Third, And Windows RT Didnt Even Break 1M: Canalys
The PC market is fast shifting into a touchscreen world, and Apple is leading the charge. Some new numbers from the analysts at Canalys note that in Q4 of 2012, one in every three PCs shipped was a ta...
10:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga COO David Ko Emphasizes Discipline For Future Acquisitions
A year ago, fresh off raising $1 billion from an IPO and the $180 million acquisition of red-hot gaming company OMGPOP, Zynga’s Mark Pincus did an interview with talk of doing “a few”...
09:58 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch The Teeny, Tiny Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter Is Available For Pre-Order
A few weeks ago the Crazyflie Nano captured our collective imaginations by winging its way around an open plan office and looking like a cross between a hummingbird and the robotic butterfly that stea...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Founder Stories: Oktas Todd McKinnon On What It Means To Be CEO And Employee Zero
Recently, I spoke with Todd McKinnon, Co-Founder and CEO of Okta, who shared his experience starting the more than 120 employee identity management service. Todd explains that the first thing he learn...
09:07 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Real-Time On-Topic Chat Platform Menshn Closes After Co-Founders Working Relationship Sours
Twitter-esque real-time chat platform, Menshn, is to close after around half a year after the co-founders' working relationship soured. The platform launched back in June, initially aimed at capitaliz...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch The Raspberry Pi Is About To Get An Eye
In a blog post on the RP website, Liz Upton is showing off the new Raspberry Pi video camera, a tiny, single-lens unit that weighs "naff all" and will cost $25 when it is released this year....
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Social Commenting Platform Livefyre Raises $15M To Scale Mobile Experiences, Moderating Features And More
Social commenting platform Livefyre has raised $15 million in funding led by U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) and included existing investors Greycroft Partners, Cue Ball, HillsVen Group, and ff Venture C...
08:58 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch WishPop For iPad Brings Gift Wish Lists And Thank You Cards To Kids, Helps Grown-Ups Know What To Buy
WishPop, an iPad application designed to help children, parents, and other family members better manage gift lists and thank you notes, is launching today on the Apple App Store. The app sends kids in...
08:23 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Pebble Addresses Early iOS Bluetooth, Android Fragmentation Issues, And Battery Issues
Pebble, the smart watch that set the world on fire with its Kickstarter project, is already encountering a few growing pains as its device begins to trickle out to the earliest backers. Chief among th...
08:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Join Us For Our First TechCrunch Pitch-Off Party On February 12 In New York
Young (kind of), NY-based TechCrunch team seeking approximately 800 tech-enthused attendees for the next TechCrunch meetup, where entrepreneurs will participate in a 60-second pitch-off competition, v...
08:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch German Square Competitor, SumUp, Partners With Odd Job Software Platform To Tap Into Pool Of 10,000 Repair People
For the myriad European mobile card reader startups taking advantage of Square's continued absence in the region, the race to build out their businesses continues. The latest step for Berlin-based mob...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Aviary Continues To Solidify Its Position As The Go-To Photo Editing Solution With Photobucket Partnership
Photo editing focused company Aviary has had the best six months ever in the tech space, snatching partnership deals with companies like Yahoo! and Flickr and most recently Twitter. What is becoming a...
07:43 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Centzy, A Kayak For Local Services, Expands To Top 10 U.S. Metro Areas
Centzy, a local search engine which provides prices, reviews, hours, and ratings for nearby businesses, is today announcing its availability in the top 10 metro areas across the United States. When th...
07:37 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch WordPress Pulls A Customers Posts After Plagiarist Claims Copyright
A blog called RetractionWatch has been hit by a DMCA copyright notice from an Indian website with a tendency to plagiarize, which claims ten posts about a disgraced doctor – all of them copied f...
07:37 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Automattic Pulls A Customers Posts After Plagiarist Claims Copyright Infringement [Update]
A blog called RetractionWatch has been hit by a DMCA copyright notice from an Indian website with a tendency to plagiarize, which claims ten posts about a disgraced doctor – all of them copied f...
07:14 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Will Reportedly Lose The iPhone Trademark In Brazil
Apple is set to lose its iPhone trademark in Brazil, according to a report from Reuters which cites a source familiar with a forthcoming decision from that country's copyright regulator. The trademark...
07:06 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Urban Airship Raises $25 Million As It Expands Beyond The Mobile Backend
Urban Airship, the Portland-based mobile backend-as-a-service provider which has in recent months been expanding its focus beyond the backend with tools that help developers build for Apple Passbook, ...
07:03 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Latest Rumors Suggest The Galaxy S IV Will Be Unveiled On March 15
Samsung has done an excellent job of keeping us in the dark regarding the forthcoming Galaxy S IV, but the folks over at SamMobile seem to have locked in an announcement date of March 15. However, pre...
06:58 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch ReadMill Brings Its Social Reading App To The iPhone, To Sync Reading Across Devices
In October last year "social reading" iPad app Readmill announced support for Adobe DRM-protected ePub and PDF formats, and integrated into the Kobo book store, among others. Prior to these moves Read...
06:57 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Google Acquires Channel Intelligence For $125M To Boost Product Referrals And E-Commerce With Users
Google continues to enhance its business in e-commerce and providing a portal for users to search and find things to buy alongside ads for those products. Today it was announced that Google has bought...
06:33 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch The U.S. Likely Wont Get Its Thumbs On The Hardware QWERTY-Sporting BlackBerry Q10 Until May Or June
When BlackBerry unveiled its new BB10 line of devices and mobile OS, the company showed off both the Z10 and Q10 smartphones. The Z10 was released shortly after the announcement in many markets (the n...
06:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Angry Birds Cartoons Will Launch In Spring But Probably Not On TV
Rovio's Angry Birds is a brand we all recognize, but the Finnish gaming company is finally moving past games and merchandise to push short animated cartoons to the masses. Rovio's CEO Mikael Hed said...
06:23 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch BBC Aims For More Intl Growth, Releases First Worldwide Sports App For iOS, Android Coming Soon
The UK's BBC began to test the waters for BBC Sport apps globally last summer with the launch of a special app featuring content from the London Olympics, and today that game is entering its next quar...
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch We Dare You To Fund Us: Venista Ventures, Eierfabrik Invest In Mobile Challenge App Klash
Klash, the mobile app that lets you challenge and dare friends to do things for the fun of it, has raised a "lower 6 digits" seed round from Cologne, Germany-based incubator Venista Ventures, and 'pre...
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch LG Teases New Smartphone Line Unveiling On Facebook
LG Mobile today posted an image to its Facebook page feed that strongly suggests we'll soon see the company officially reveal its next generation of smartphone devices. The teaser graphic promises tha...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Movile Invests $2.6 Million In Food Delivery Startup iFood To Build A GrubHub For Brazil
In the U.S., when we're hungry and feeling lazy and don't want to cook, we've got GrubHub and Seamless to order food from online and on mobile apps, and to have that food delivered to us. In Brazil, t...
04:58 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch After Its Porn Problem, Twitter-Owned Vine Adds 17+ Age Rating To Video Sharing App
Vine, the Twitter-owned video sharing iOS app which lets users knit together snippets of video to create six second loops, has had its user age rating increased to 17+. The increase was bundled i...
04:33 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Invests In Cloudant, A CIA-Backed, YC Alum That Specializes In Database-As-A-Service Technologies
Samsung continues to come good on its commitment to investing in more startups that will help it build out its portfolio of services beyond hardware. Today the company announced that it has taken a st...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Just Eat CEO Klaus Nyengaard Steps Down As CEO Of Online Food Delivery Company
A surprise move for Just Eat, the online food ordering and delivery site: long-time CEO Klaus Nyengaard is leaving the company. Nyengaard tells TechCrunch he is stepping down after five years to spend...
02:18 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Cable Tie-Up: Liberty Global Strikes $23.3BN Stock & Cash Deal For U.K.s Virgin Media
International cable company Liberty Global has struck a deal to acquire U.K. cable, broadband and mobile telephony company Virgin Media. Liberty's approach was confirmed yesterday by Virgin Media but ...
01:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Singapore Incubator JFDI.Asia Announces The Roster For Its First 2013 Accelerator Program
JFDI.Asia, the incubator program that seeks to "innovate in Asia, for Asia," just announced the eight startups that will be part of its accelerator program. The competition, which pushes teams to take...
12:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch FoodPanda, Rocket Internets Answer To GrubHub And Delivery Hero, Now Delivering Food In 23 Countries And Raising Money
FoodPanda, an Rocket Internet-backed online platform for aggregating and delivering food from take-out restaurants, is today announcing that it has expanded to 12 more emerging markets, taking the tot...
11:24 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch News Of A National Super Wi-Fi Network Was A Media Fabrication
America got bamboozled yesterday, courtesy of an unintentional media fabrication: the government is not building a super-fast national Wi-Fi network. A somewhat confusing feature in The Washington Pos...
09:37 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch MediaTek Anticipates Slow Q1, But Still Confident About Its Fattening Chunk of Chinas Smartphone Market
MediaTek reported lower-than-expected revenue in its fourth quarter, but the Taiwanese handset chip maker says its still poised to stand strong against rivals like Qualcomm. The company, which was fou...
08:38 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch 4G Will Make Up Just 10 Percent Of Global Connections in 2017
It looks like just 10 percent of mobile data traffic will be based on 4G networks in 2017, according to Cisco Systems annual mobile forecast. Its significant growth from the extent of todays 4G deploy...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Think Big Raises $3M For Big Data As a Service To Give Customers Predictive Powers And New Business Insights
Think Big Analytics has raised $3 million from angel investors for what it calls its "big data as a service,"which combines data science and data engineering for customers invested in building out inf...
07:35 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Google Cleared By Australias High Court In Landmark AdWords Case
Google won a court case in Australia on Wednesday when the country's High Court ruled that the Internet behemoth did not violate fair trade law by allowing companies to purchase AdWords containing the...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch The Microsoft Surface Pro Proves That The PC Is Back
I come bearing glad tidings. After decades of OEM malaise, a constant parroting of the speeds and feeds mantra, and an aesthetic that was formulated in the back room of a dingy Staples office supply s...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Microsoft Surface Pro
The gap between a full-fledged PC and a touchscreen tablet has finally found a bridge in the Microsoft Surface Pro. The Windows 8 device will be available for purchase on February 9, but we got a snea...
05:47 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Confirms Purchase Of Bluefin Labs To Boost TV Analytics And Advertising Services
On the heels of impressive engagement around around this past weekend's Super Bowl football championship, Twitter today officially confirmed that it has purchased Bluefin Labs, a social TV analytics s...
05:39 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Calls For New Siri UI Engineer, Suggests Digital Assistant Could Soon Grace The Desktop
With all the time, money, and embarrassment Apple has offered up on the altar of Siri, it's only a logical next step to see the virtual personal assistant migrate over to Mac OS X. The question is not...
05:30 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Surface: From Idea To Pro
When it comes to designing new hardware, most companies are pretty quiet about the design process. Microsoft, with its Surface tablets, is taking a far more open approach than many other companies. Ju...
05:21 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Stack Exchange Co-Founder Jeff Atwood Launches Forums Startup Discourse, With Funding From First Round, Greylock, And SV Angel
Jeff Atwood, co-founder of Q&A network Stack Exchange, announced today via blog postthat he's launching a new startup called Discourse, which offers an open source platform for running discussion ...
05:02 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch More Change At AOL: Photosharing App Hipster.com Is Shutting Down February 16
Another change afoot at AOL today: Hipster.com, a hyperlocal photosharing app AOL acquired in March 2012, is shutting down as of February 16. Registered users are being sent emails (a copy is embedded...
04:07 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga Q4 Highlights: 72M Users On Mobile, Lots of Midcore, Real-Money Is On Track
Now that Zynga beat the street with a surprisingly positive $311 million in revenue, here are the highlights from the earnings call. Zynga shares are up about 13 percent since yesterday’s close ...
04:04 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga To Shut Down Three More Games (Including CityVille 2), Promises Slower Launch Cycle In 2013
During this afternoon's fourth-quarter earnings call, Zynga announced three more game shutdowns CityVille 2, Party Friends, and The Friend Game.The most notable closure was probably CityVille 2, sinc...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Zillow Debuts Digs, A Pinterest-Like Photo Sharing And Inspiration Platform For Home Decor And Remodeling
Pinterest is a mecca for users to share home decor pictures they love, or to post their own remodeling efforts within their apartment or home. Houzz has also become a go-to destination to share and fi...
03:52 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch 500 Startups Mexico City Comes North Of The Border With A Mountain View Demo Day
Today, Dave McClure's 500 Startups showed off some of its Latin America flavor. Just a day before its 500 Startups Accelerator Demo Day, the venture firm previewed some of the companies it has incubat...
03:36 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Zyngas Pincus Says FarmVille Has Passed $1B In Total Player Purchases
The launch of FarmVille 2 was one of the big highlights of Zynga's past year, but CEO Mark Pincus said its predecessor FarmVille crossed major milestone too, having reached $1 billion in total player ...
02:33 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch BiteScore Tells You How Many (Or Few) Rat Droppings There Are In Your Salad
As an inveterate chow hound I like to know if the restaurant I'm about to visit has a) a working bathroom b) PBR c) any health violations. While the first two are deal-breakers - it's not a dinner wit...
02:13 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Zyngas Q4 Beats, Revenue Flat At $311M, Net Income Swings To A Loss Of $48.6M
Zynga's revenue was flat year-over-year amid a tough fourth quarter that saw layoffs and a continuing series of executive and mid-level departures.The company's revenues came in at $311 million and th...
01:53 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Redbox Instant Taps Microsofts Xbox 360 As Its Exclusive Game Console Launch Partner
Heads up, Xbox Live Gold subscribers -- you'll soon have yet another way to access some sweet, sweet video content on your Xbox 360. Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has revealed on his blog that...
01:45 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Real-Time Communications Platform TenHands Now Uses WebRTC On Chrome For Plugin-Free Video Chats
TenHands, a company that offers video collaboration as a service for web and mobile applications, just announced that it now supports WebRTC, the increasingly popular standard for making audio and vid...
01:44 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Fab Hits 11M Members; Sales Up 300 Percent In January
On the heels of winning best ecommerce application at the Crunchies last week, design-focused retail site Fab is revealing impressive sales data for January. The site added 1 million members in the mo...
01:12 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Sentry, The (Now Profitable) Bug Tracker Used By Disqus, Pinterest, Rdio, Path & More, Gets A Huge Makeover
In the wake of Twitter's acquisition of crash-reporting tool Crashlytics, there's been a renewed interest in and awareness of the bug tracking space. Sentry, a year-old service which also tracks appli...
12:50 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Open Source Death Star Hits Kickstarter After Government Foolishly Refuses To Build One
The Death Star is undoubtedly a worthwhile undertaking. Sure, in the Star Wars films it's generally depicted as an offensive weapon but it could have terrific value as a defensive platform, too. The g...
12:39 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Small Businesses Have Found The Cloud, Market Expected To Reach $95B By 2016
Every year, Parallels releases a report about the small business market (SMB) to show its customers some possible directions to take their businesses.This year at Parallels Summit, its annual conferen...
12:34 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On Zuck: The Five Business Secrets Of You-Know-Who
Facebook is, of course, built around Mark Zuckerberg's ideal of a radically transparent world. Less transparent, however, is Zuckerberg's business genius, the secret behind his awesome success. But no...
12:09 am GMT - Wed, February 6, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Highlights Self-Published Authors, Frames iBooks As A Viable Kindle Direct Publishing Alternative
Apple has collected a selection of self-published titles on the iBookstore under a new "Breakout Books" section. The section is intended to give special attention to "emerging talents," according to A...
11:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch JIBE Raises $10M Series B To Make Even More Job Applications Mobile-Friendly
The mobile job application mavens at JIBE have been keeping things quiet since talking up their most recent pivot back in July, but they've finally broken the silence to talk about something new. The ...
11:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Bain Capital Ventures Ajay Agarwal
This week's Ask A VC show is kicking off with Bain Capital Ventures' managing director Ajay Agarwal, who heads the firm's Palo Alto office. You can submit questions for Agarwal either in the comments ...
11:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Cool Job Opening: White House Presidential Innovation Fellows
If you're lost in the recession or are looking for a job with more social impact, one of the coolest jobs in tech has opened up a second round of hiring: the White House Presidential Innovation Fellow...
11:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Bitcasa Launches Its Infinite Storage App To The Public To Take Down Traditional Hard Drives [TCTV]
Today marks the official public debut of Bitcasa, the startup we first met at TechCrunch Disrupt back in September 2011 that promises to replace traditional hard drives with its own cloud-based "infin...
11:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Googles Unintentionally Racist Ads Probably Have Awful Psychological Impacts
According to Google, a woman named Latanya is probably a lot more likely to end up in jail than someone named Jill. A new study finds advertisements linked to commonly African-American names are far m...
11:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Social Media Marketing Suite Viralheat Redesigns, Adds New Analytics Dashboard, Targeted Publishing And Smart Stream
When it comes to social media management and marketing suites, most people think Hootsuite and move on, but there are quite a few smaller competitors that vie for a piece of this market, too. Viralhea...
11:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Instagram Launches Full Image Feed For Web Browsers, Including Commenting And Liking Functions
Instagram has just announced that its full feed has made its way to the web, meaning that users no longer have to access through the dedicated mobile apps to check out all of their content, and partic...
11:10 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Errand App Exec Gets A Web Redesign, Goes Beyond Bay Area With New San Diego Cleaning Service
Exec, the startup led by Justin.tv's Justin Kan that lets you hire people for errands and cleaning, is getting a new look today. It's also expanding beyond the San Francisco Bay Area for the first tim...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Ribbon Raises $1.6M From Tim Draper & Others, Launches New Way To Take Payments Directly In The Facebook News Feed
The recently launched,AngelPad-backed payments startup calledRibbonis today introducing new functionality that allows users to buy from merchants and other sellers directly in the Facebook News Feed. ...
10:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Google Introduces Find Your Way To Oz HTML5 Chrome Experiment In Collaboration With Disney And Unit9
For a while now, Google has regularly worked with well-known brands like Cirque du Solei and others to launch advanced web-based experiences optimized for its Chrome browser. Today is Disney's turn. G...
10:33 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Lulu Raises Another $2.5M From Yuri Milner And Angels For Its Girls-Only App To Rate Guys
Way back in November 2011, a little startup called Luluvise raised $1 million to build a platform aimed only at young women networking privately. It was billed as 'girl time all the time' and riffed o...
10:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft To Launch Five New Retail Stores By Summer
Microsoft has been ramping up its retail presence in the past year, and has today announced that it will introduce five new stores to the U.S. over the course of 2013. The exact dates of the store ope...
10:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Mophies iPhone 5 Battery Case, The Juice Pack Helium, Now Available For $79.95
Mophie is one of the most trusted names in iPhone and mobile backup batteries, and the company has finally debuted its battery case for iPhone 5. The Mophie Juice Pack Helium is around 13 percent thin...
10:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch OUYA To Launch Soon, But Where Are The Games?
With less than two months before OUYA's launch, it's time to tell the truth -- its future doesn't look promising. The OUYA is starting to feel like a gaming console without the games. Publishers and d...
10:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch A Private Photos App Thats Growing? KeepSafe Crosses 1B Hidden Photos, 3M Active Users
Usually, when an entrepreneur pitches me something about the need for a more “private” or “intimate” social network because Facebook has gotten too cavalier about privacy setti...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Pew Study Finds One In Five U.S. Internet Users Has Ditched Facebook, While 27% Of Current Users Plan To Reduce Time In 2013
Facebook is far and away the dominant social networking service in the U.S. -- used by two-thirds of online Americans, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project. But in a new research ...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch 15 Million Users Strong, Box Debuts New Partner Network To Expand Cloud And Collaboration Service
All things point to 2013 being a big year for cloud storage and collaboration startup Box. The company will be readying itself for an IPO and expanding its core product in a number of ways. Another st...
09:12 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Tony Conrads About.me Spins Back Out From AOL After Raising $5.7M Capital, Led By True Ventures
About.me, the personal profile page startup founded by Tony Conrad and acquired days after its public launch by AOL back in 2010, is going it alone again. The move was announced on about.me's blog. Co...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Expect Labs Teams Up With Factual To Bring Better Location Data To Its Anticipatory Computing Engine
Expect Labs has been on a bit of a tear lately within the past six months the San Francisco-based startup showed off its fan-favorite app at Disrupt SF 2012, scored itself $2.4 million in funding fro...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Guide Raises $1M In Seed Funding To Replace TV News With Feeds And Virtual Anchors
Miami-based startup Guide today announced its seed funding round of $1 million, from investors including Sapient, The Knight Foundation and actor Omar Epps. The company is also launching the alpha ver...
08:43 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Influitive Acquires Social Inbox Startup Engagio To Aid In Advocate Marketing Opportunities
Engagio, a social web platform for searching, discovering and following social conversations, has been acquired by marketing companyInfluitive, hot off the heels of its $7.3 million funding this past ...
08:26 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch In Another Sign Of A New Startup Cycle, Doughty Hanson Partner Jumps Into Kickboxing
After 13 years as a partner at VCs Doughty Hanson, Ivan Farneti says he is "returning my badge and my gun and moving back into the entrepreneurial life. The move had been doing the rumour mill rounds ...
08:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Now Hiring For A New Online Store In Russia, Ramping Up Emerging Market Strategy
Apple appears to be inching closer to opening an online store in Russia to manage direct sales to customers, adding one more store to its growing portfolio of localized operations: the company has pos...
08:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerrys Canadian Z10 Launch Event Had Balloons, CEOs And Customers!
It's not exactly reminiscent of BlackBerry's 2008 launch of the Storm, but the Z10 still seems to be off to a good start. BlackBerry today released the BlackBerry Z10 all-touch smartphone in its homel...
07:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch With $100M From The Gates Foundation & Others, inBloom Wants To Transform Education By Unleashing Its Data
In 2012, the buzz around education technology reached new heights and, with the new year now underway, the hype surrounding the potential transformative impact of technology on both higher and K-12 ed...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Following Jailbreak, Files Uncovered In iPad Filesystem Hint At New Streaming Radio Functionality
New files possibly pointing to a forthcoming, Apple streaming radio service - or at least new functionality - have been discovered in the iPad's file system. The files include a button icon with a pic...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch North Korea Steals Stirring Blast Footage From Activisions Modern Warfare 3
If you watch one paranoid fever dream video of a missle-blown New York set to a Muzak version of "We Are The World," make it this one. While the prospect of mass nuclear annihilation isn't funny, what...
07:27 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Dell Goes Private In $24.4 Billion Leveraged Buyout Deal By Michael Dell And Partners
Dell has indeed made the decision to go private, according to reports today from The AP and other sources. The deal reportedly involves a leveraged buyout worth $24.4 billion by company founder Michae...
07:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch New Technorati Report Says Most Marketers Expect Social Ad Spending To Go Up 40 Percent This Year
Technorati has released a new Digital Influence Report, and the big theme (probably not surprising coming from a blog and social media ad network) is that most online marketing dollars aren't being di...
07:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Launches Amazon Coins In Its First Move Into Virtual Currency, Targets Apps And Games On Kindle Fire
Amazon has just announced a new virtual currency for Kindle Fire owners to use on in-app purchases, app purchases, etc. in the Amazon Appstore. The service will launch in May, at which point Amazon wi...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Logitech To Launch Its Pint-Sized UltraThin iPad Mini Keyboard This Month
Logitechs UltraThin iPad keyboard has been a favored traveling companion of mine since it came out on top of Matts keyboard case review battle, but the iPad mini has since supplanted my full-size iPad...
06:42 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Apples 128GB iPad Goes On Sale, Just Ahead Of Microsofts Surface Pro Launch
Apple has started selling the capacious new 128GB iPad, the latest update to its fourth-generation Retina Display-sporting tablet design. The 9.7-inch iPad is pulling away from its 7.9-inch younger si...
06:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Backed By Yammers David Sacks, Fresh Launches A Site For Verified Consumer Gadget Reviews
When you're ready to try a new product, Stephen Svajian, co-founder and CEO of a startup called Fresh, said that what you're really looking for are recommendations from consumers like you but the rev...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch OUYA Android Game Console To Launch At Retail In June With Amazon, Best Buy, Target And GameStop
The little Android-based gaming console that could is in on track for March as promised for Kickstarter backers, but the public launch in June looks to be an equally splashy affair with retail support...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Would Love 2 Emerges To Give Facebook Dating App Bang With Friends Some European Competition
Well that was quick. Bang With Friends, the controversial Facebook app that lets you privately nominate who in your friends network you want to hook up with and alerts you if they feel the same, has g...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Another Big Enterprise Deal As New Relic Raises $80M And Eyes IPO To Extend App Monitoring Service
Another big enterprise deal to report as New Relic, an app performance monitoring service, has raised $80 million analyzing and is looking at an IPO....
03:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry Z10 Selling In Large Numbers, Says BlackBerry Some U.K. Retailers Sold Out Over The Weekend
The company formerly known as RIM is holding its first developer event in Europe since launching its new BlackBerry 10 platform last Wednesday. Speaking at the BlackBerry Jam event in Amsterdam, UK MD...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Sellfy, The One-Click E-Commerce Platform For Self-Publishers, Adds Stripe, Paymill Credit Card Processing
Sellfy, the one-click e-commerce platform for self-publishers, has expanded its payment options beyond Paypal to now include credit card processing via Stripe in the U.S./Canada, and Paymill in Europe...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Ravello Systems Raises $26M And Launches App Cloud Capsule
Ravello Systems has raised $26 million for a new way to launch applications into the cloud. The funding round was led by Sequoia Capital, with Norwest Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners al...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Ravello Systems Raises $26M And Launches App Cloud Capsule For Test And Development
Ravello Systems has raised $26 million for a new way to launch applications into the cloud. The funding round was led by Sequoia Capital, with Norwest Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners al...
09:49 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Food Discovery App Burpple Now Available On Android
Burpple, the social discovery app that seeks to connect food lovers from around the world, just released their Android app in public beta. Their iOS app was launched in December 2011....
09:17 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch VendorStack Launches With Service Like Yelp And Quora For Enterprise Vendors
The fertile enterprise startup field has created a space for customers seeking peer analysis of vendor offerings. VendorStack hopes to fill that space with a new service that Co-Founder David Cheng ca...
09:03 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Huawei & Microsoft Team Up To Launch Exclusive Windows Smartphone in Africa
Chinese telecoms giant Huawei launched a Windows smartphone tailored for and exclusively available in Africa. The device, a customized version of the Huawei Ascend W1, was created in partnership with ...
08:30 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Maynard Webb On Rebooting Your Career By Relying On Yourself, Not Your Employer [TCTV]
Maynard Webb knows a thing or two about navigating through a career path. From the start of his professional life as an entry-level employee at IBM, he has risen to be one of the tech industry's most ...
08:12 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Baidus Q4 Report Shows Growth Is Still Slow Despite Higher Profits
Baidu's fourth-quarter earnings report presented a mixed bag for the company known as the "Google of China." Though its profit jumped by 36 percent in the quarter because of an increase in advertising...
07:52 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch VendorStack Launches With Service Like Yelp And Quora For Enterprise Vendors
The fertile enterprise startup field has created a space for customers seeking peer analysis of vendor offerings. VendorStack hopes to fill that space with a new service that Co-Founder David Cheng ca...
07:03 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch On-Demand Taxi Startup Hailo Raises $30M From USV And Others, Including Strategic Funding From KDDI To Launch In Tokyo
On-demand taxi service Hailo is looking east. After successful launches in cities throughout Europe and North America, the startup is intent on bringing its e-hail application to Tokyo, Japan. To do s...
05:18 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Two Makers Come Together To Make A Robotic Hand For A Boy In South Africa
Two makers on opposite ends of the globe, Ivan Owen in Bellingham, Washington and Richard Van As in South Africa, have teamed up to build a custom robotic hand and publish it on Thingiverse. The best ...
04:57 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch AOL In Talks To Buy Gdgt, The Consumer Electronics Review Site Started By Former Engadget Founders
I’m hearing that gdgt (pronounced ‘gadget’), the consumer electronics review site founded by Engadget co-founder Peter Rojas and former Engadget editor-in-chief Ryan Block, is in lat...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Jawbone Acquires Mobile Health Startup Massive Health For Tens Of Millions
Hosain Rahman's Jawbone may have first made a name for itself because of its line of high-performance Bluetooth headsets, but these days it has taken on a healthier image thanks to its more recent for...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Jawbone Acquires Mobile Health Startup Massive Health In Big Talent Acquisition
Hosain Rahman's Jawbone may have first made a name for itself because of its line of high-performance Bluetooth headsets, but these days it has taken on a healthier image thanks to its more recent for...
03:43 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch The Orp Smart Horn AKA The Smorn Is Cooler Than It Sounds
High atop Weathertop where the Kings of Old Middle Earth once surveyed their kingdoms, the Smorn leers knowingly at the vale below. His hand rubs the grass and sniffs the air - hobbits had been here, ...
03:11 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Business-Focused Ad Startup Bizo Reports $22M In Revenue For 2012
Bizo, a startup that helps advertisers reach a business audience, says that it brought in $22 million in revenue in 2012, and that its annualized run rate at the end of the year was $30 million.The co...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Tomorrows 10th Annual Safer Internet Day Now Involves Over 100 Countries, And Google Is Ready
Tomorrow is the 10th annual “Safer Internet Day” celebration in more than 100 countries on six continents. The idea is that you’re supposed to take a step back and think about how yo...
02:54 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Graph Search Didnt Break Your Privacy Settings, It Only Feels Like That
Omg, Facebook Graph Search has exposed my private photos! This kind of email has been rolling into TechCrunch's tip line since the introduction of the new, and still beta, search service from Facebook...
02:09 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Launches Strategy And Innovation Center, Will Invest $1.1 Billion On Innovation Through Two Funds
Samsung announced today that it is committing to investments in new technology, with the launch of its new Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center (SSIC), as well as a $100 million commitment to a new ...
02:06 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Swartzs Girlfriend Shares Intimate Details Of His Last Days, Explains Why Aaron Died
In a heartfelt tumblr, the girlfriend of fallen Internet activist, Aaron Swartz, explained why she thinks he committed suicide. After revealing intimate details of his seemingly chipper, curious lifes...
01:42 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Football Is A Very Rough Sport The MC10 CheckLight Wants To Help Keep High-Impact Hits In Check
If you watched the Super Bowl yesterday, or seen any college or professional football game in recent years, you know that football can be a very high-impact sport. That is part of the beauty of the ga...
01:39 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch City-Focused News App Spun Partners With A+E, AskMen, The Awl, And Others
Spun, a mobile app pulling together news stories relevant to your city, is announcing several content deals with well-known publishers, including A+E Networks, AskMen, Gothamist, Untapped Cities,...
01:12 am GMT - Tue, February 5, 2013
Techcrunch Biased Review
It's a sad, sad day when companies start reviewing their own products. Today is a sad, sad day. Nokia has just posted their review of the Lumia 620 budget Windows phone to the Nokia Conversations blog...
11:16 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch NY Is Holding Office Hours To Find The Big Apples Best Startups
Wanted: An entrepreneur or team of rivals who want to stand on stage to present their project to thousands of investors and members of the media. Sounds like you? You’re in luck. TechCrunch is h...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Square Competitor mPowa Signs Up Portugal Telecom In Multi-Million-Dollar, 7-Year International Deal
Competition and activity continues to heat up in the mobile payments market. UK-based mPowa -- a mobile payments provider that, like Square and others, provides a dongle that merchants can attach to a...
10:57 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft, The Web Is No Longer Good Enough; Windows RT Needs Apps And Fast
I loathe using some websites. Twitter and Facebook are horrific on the web when compared to their iOS/Android apps. I simply refuse to use Zillow's website; I'll wait until my kids are done with the i...
10:31 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Finance Is Boring? Mint Competitor Adaptu Hits The Deadpool
Intuit's Mint has one less competitor now. Adaptu, a Portland-based startup which positioned its mobile wallet as an alternative to Mint, is closing its doors. The company announced the change via its...
10:05 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Jailbreaking Is Back! New Evasi0n Software Works On Most iOS 6.06.1 Devices, Including iPhone 5
Jailbreaking has returned. Today, a group of iOS hackers styling themselves as the Evad3rs team has released a usable jailbreak for the iPhone 5, as well as any other iOS device capable of running iOS...
10:05 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Evasi0n Overloads Servers As Over 270,000 People Download The New Jailbreak For iOS 6.06.1 Devices, Including iPhone 5
Jailbreaking has returned, and already servers are overloaded. Today, a group of iOS hackers styling themselves as the Evad3rs team has released a usable jailbreak for the iPhone 5, as well as any oth...
10:02 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Micro Drones Now Buzzing Around Afghanistan
British soldiers are testing out tiny 4×1-inch mini surveillance drones throughout Afghanistan. “We used it to look for insurgent firing points and check out exposed areas of the ground bef...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch OpenFeints Eros Resmini Leaves GREE For EIR Role With Peter Relan
Eros Resmini, who oversaw developer relations for mobile-social gaming network OpenFeint through its $104 million acquisition by GREE, just left the Japanese gaming company not long after it transitio...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Real-Money Gaming Platform Betable Signs Canadas Frima Studio
Betable, a gaming platform that enables developers to use real money instead of virtual currencies, just signed one of Canada’s largest independent developers Frima Studio. Frima, which has abou...
09:51 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Leaked T-Mobile Calendar Points To March 27 Release Date For The BlackBerry Z10
Between multiple simultaneous press conferences and sinking funds into a questionable Super Bowl commercial, BlackBerry is keen to make sure that its BB10-powered hardware is still on your mind. Reall...
09:36 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch John Goodman To Star In One Of Amazons Original Comedy Series Pilots, Alpha House
Amazon, like competitors Hulu and Netflix, is set on producing original content for its Instant Video library. Along with various children's series, the company is also working on six new comedy pilo...
09:11 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Google Extends Payout Schedule For Developers By 2 Weeks, As New Forms Of Payment Are Added To Google Play
Google recently changed its payout schedule for Android app developers, moving from a window which saw developers paid two days after the month ends, to a new window where the payout date is 15 days a...
09:10 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Here Are The Top 10 Super Bowl Ads According To 30K TiVos
Last night's Super Bowl was a nail-biter, but most of today's conversation will likely center around the ads, not the Raven's last-second safety or Jacoby Jones' 108-yard kick return. But which ads we...
08:58 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Half Of Canadian Pre-Registrations For BlackBerry Came From iPhone, Android Users
With the debut of BlackBerry's new BB10 OS and it's accompanying handsets, many have questioned whether the revamp is enough to pull iPhone and Android enthusiasts into the BlackBerry fold. But a new ...
08:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Telefonica Digital Acquires Controlling Stake In Brazils Axismed, Its First Move Into E-Health Solutions
Telefonica Digital, the tech arm of carrier giant Telefonica, has been making a lot of consumer-focused acquisitions and investments in the last year -- and now it's showing that it has an equal inter...
07:51 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Fiksu Introduces Support For Facebook Mobile App Install Ads, As The New Ad Format Shows Early Traction For Top Developers
Fiksu, a Boston-based app marketing startup, is today rolling out support for Facebook mobile app install ad optimization. The company previously supported optimizations for display ads, video ads, in...
07:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch StatCounter: Nokia Cedes Global Mobile Internet Usage Top Spot To Apple But Samsungs Star Is Rising
Nokia's slide down the mobile rankings continues: StatCounter figures for January 2013 show Apple dislodged the Finnish mobile maker for the first time as the most popular mobile vendor in terms of gl...
07:34 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Andre Cassagnes, Creator Of The Etch A Sketch, Dead At 86
What Andre Cassagnes thought of today's beeping and whirring playrooms we don't know. We do know that the former electrician, born on September 23, 1926, created his iconic toy after noticing how grap...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch France Wont Get LTE On The iPhone Before The End Of 2013 As The ARCEP Fails To Make A Decision
It keeps getting worse for French iPhone owners. The agency for telecommunications ARCEP has just announced that it would meet with the four French telcos to know if and when it should refarm Bouygues...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Twitch Launches $8.99 Per Month Premium Tier, With Custom Emoticons, Badges And No Ads
Ever since it was launched in 2011, e-sports streaming specialist Twitch has been free to view. Like other streaming video sites on the web, Twitch has relied on ads as its primary source of monetizat...
06:23 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia CEO Hints At Tablet-Shaped, Windows-Based Hardware In Its Future
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has given the company's clearest hint yet that it wants to get back into tablets. Speaking to the Australian Financial Review, he stopped short of announcing a Nokia-branded tab...
06:22 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Not Surprisingly, HPs New Chromebook Is The Biggest, Heaviest, And Most Expensive New Chromebook Available
Oh, HP. How you try.The company just pulled the sheet back on its first Chromebook, the Pavilion 14 Chromebook. But in traditional HP fashion, the notebook is bulky and expensive. At $329, the most ex...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Pet Boarding And Dogbnb Startup Rover Raises $7M To Take On DogVacay
Rover, a Seattle-based startup that provides a 'Airbnb' for dog sitting, has raised $7 million in Series B funding led by Foundry Group with existing investor Madrona Venture Group participating. This...
05:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch $25 Model A Raspberry Pi Microcomputer Goes On Sale In Europe Available To Rest Of World Very Soon
The affordable Raspberry Pi microcomputer just got even more affordable: the slated $25 Model A Raspberry Pi board has now gone on sale in Europe. The Raspberry Pi Foundation said sales are being rest...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Opscode Is Facebooks Answer For Scaling Its Carl Sagan Size Deployments
In its great expanse of servers, Facebook has deployed Opscode tohelp scale the social network's infrastructure. To do this, Facebook is using Private Chef, the web-scale automation technology that Op...
04:33 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Cloud-Music Player AudioBox Lands On iPhone
Following a significant reboot late last year, cloud-music player AudioBox has released a new app for iPhone that lets users stream their cloud-stored music collections on Apple's device. It supports ...
03:57 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch U.K.s Smallest Carrier, Three, Says It Wont Charge More For 4G Than 3G
The U.K.'s smallest mobile network operator, Three, has committed to offering 4G/LTE technology at the same price as 3G -- i.e. with no upgrade fee -- when it's able to add 4G to its network later thi...
12:06 pm GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Qihoos iOS Apps Reportedly Removed For Violating Apples Rules
According to multiple sources cited in a Tencent QQ Tech report (link via Google Translate, h/t Tech In Asia), Apple removed all of Qihoo's apps from its App store last week for violating its terms of...
11:33 am GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Line Doubled Users Every Day In Hong Kong Last Week
Japanese messaging app, Line, has just reported that new users in Hong Kong have been doubling each day for the past week since Jan 29. The app, which is the dominant messenger of choice in Japan, lau...
09:29 am GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Facebooks Q4 Mobile Madness, BlackBerrys Star-Studded Makeover, And All Things Crunchies
Ready for a break from all that football to talk some tech? Well you're in luck, because it's time for CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show where a few of us writers take a look back at the past seven d...
09:21 am GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Speech Tech Company Vestec Says Hello To $1.5M From MModal Founder
Speech technology company Vestec announced that it has landed $1.5 million in funding from V. Raman Kumar, the founder and former CEO of MModal, a provider of clinical transcription services and clini...
08:43 am GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch The Weekly Good: Random Acts Of Kindness With #GiveMondays
What if you found a blue envelope outside and it had a few dollars in it that you could use on whatever you like, say a coffee on Monday. This is a possibility with a new initiative that took off in L...
07:51 am GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Superbowl Ad Confirms BlackBerry 10 Cant Turn Trucks Into Rubber Duckies
BlackBerry 10's first Superbowl commercial squeaked in right before a power outage delayed the game for 34-minutes. Instead of focusing on what the new OS can do, however, the thirty-second spot showe...
07:36 am GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Debuts New Vanity URLs For App Store Developers During Super Bowl; Domain Name Land Grab To Follow
Look! Apple just released a new product during the Super Bowl. Actually, it's a new product for App Store developers - short "AppStore.com" vanity URLs. The domain made its first public appearance at ...
07:36 am GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Debuts New AppStore.com Vanity URLs For App Store Developers During Super Bowl
Look! Apple just released a new product during the Super Bowl. Actually, it’s a new product for App Store developers – short “AppStore.com” vanity URLs. The domain made a grand...
07:36 am GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Debuts New AppStore.com Vanity URLs For Developers During Super Bowl
Look! Apple just released a new product during the Super Bowl. Actually, it’s a new product for App Store developers – short “AppStore.com” vanity URLs. The domain made a grand...
05:43 am GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch StormFly Wants To Childproof Your Computer With Its Ubuntu-Booting USB Bracelet
When I was but a wee lad, I hosed my share of family computers simply because I wanted to help out -- once I tried to free up space on a 6GB hard drive by deleting anything larger than 1MB. You can im...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Maybe Those Chromebooks Werent Such A Crazy Idea After All
When Google launched its Linux-based Chrome OS in early 2010 and its Chromebook pilot program later that year, most pundits didn't quite agree with our own MG Siegler's premise that Google had dropped...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Thanks To GitHub, The Enterprise Just Walked Away With The Crunchies
It's the Crunchies' after party and GitHub Co-Founder and CEO Tom Preston-Werner is sitting at a table by the front door at Absinthe in San Francisco with the Crunchies statue he had just accepted for...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Ravens Fans Are 14% More Likely To Fumble Their Smartphones During The Super Bowl Than 49ers Fans
Superbowl Sunday is right around the corner, and the anticipation is palpable. I can't speak for Baltimore, but on my recent trip to San Francisco, I realized I had never seen such a large congregatio...
12:24 am GMT - Mon, February 4, 2013
Techcrunch Tagwhat Aims To Become The Go-To App For Local Deals With Social Media Aggregation And A New Design
Tagwhat is a mobile startup trying to present users with content that's relevant to their location descriptions of nearby points of interest, social network messages related to those locations, and n...
11:19 pm GMT - Sun, February 3, 2013
Techcrunch After Seducing 1M Little Monsters For Lady Gaga, Backplane Expands To Spawn More Fan Clubs
Geeking out about your favorite things can be embarrassing or annoying on the big social networks. But Lady Gagas tech team Backplane proved with her Little Monsters site that fans want an online home...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 3, 2013
Techcrunch Iterations: The Spectre Of Inorganic Distribution
Distribution is a hell of a drug. In a product-obsessed town, it's distribution that often proves most elusive, and when a person or platform can tap into it, they oftentimes move quickly to lock-in t...
10:20 pm GMT - Sun, February 3, 2013
Techcrunch Craigslist Finally Gets More (P)Interesting, Adds Photo Grid View For Visual Browsing
Craigslist has taken another baby step forward to improve the usability of its retro-tastic web interface -- adding a photo grid view to certain types of listings that allows site users to visually br...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 3, 2013
Techcrunch Is The Government Telling The Truth When It Says Your Data Is Secure?
Editors note:David Tetenis a partner withff Venture Capitaland founder and chairman ofHarvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York.Modern encryption systems are, in theory, exceptionally ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 3, 2013
Techcrunch After Aaron, Reputation Metrics Startups Aim To Disrupt The Scientific Journal Industry
Editor's note:Richard Price is founder and CEO of Academia.edu, a platform for academics to share research papers.Aaron Swartz was determined to free up access to academic articles. He perceived an in...
05:13 pm GMT - Sun, February 3, 2013
Techcrunch In Europe Etsy Sees Opportunity, Says Caroline Drucker [TCTV]
Last year Etsy, the marketplace for hand crafted goods, was powering ahead with 20 million members in nearly 200 countries and had passed the $700 million mark for sales in 2012 (compared to $525 mill...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 3, 2013
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Laziness
Editors note:Ross Rubinis principal analyst atReticle Researchand blogs atTechspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals.Beyond making ...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 3, 2013
Techcrunch Want To Successfully Recruit For Your Startup In 2013? Focus On Developers, Data And Big Problems
Editor's note: Dan Portillo joined Greylock as vice president of Talent in 2011.John Schmocker is on the Greylock Partners Talent Team and works closely with portfolio companies to help them build out...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, February 3, 2013
Techcrunch How To Say No, And Other Tips From Inside SRIs Venture Process
Editor's note:Norman Winarsky is the Vice President of Ventures at research and technology development organization SRI International.What have we learned over more than 65 years of invention and comm...
07:48 am GMT - Sun, February 3, 2013
Techcrunch Ads, Odds, Nate Silver Predictions And Every Other Tech Angle You Need For Super Bowl XLVII
Millions of people across the U.S. are preparing their jerseys, face paint and horrific nachos. Yes, football fans rejoice, the big game finally kicks off tomorrow in New Orleans -- that is, Super Bow...
07:48 am GMT - Sun, February 3, 2013
Techcrunch Every Other Tech Angle You Need For Super Bowl XLVII
Millions of people across the U.S. are preparing their jerseys, face paint and horrific nachos. Yes, football fans rejoice, the big game finally kicks off tomorrow in New Orleans -- that is, Super Bow...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, February 3, 2013
Techcrunch Cloud Latency Issues? Dedicated Network Connections Will Help
Editor's note:Jelle Frank van der Zwet is Segment Marketing Manager, Cloud, forInterxion, andDavid Strom is a freelance writer.As businesses migrate and deploye more and more applications to the cloud...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, February 3, 2013
Techcrunch The Forgotten Secrets Of The Enterprise Giants: Virality, Word Of Mouth, And Other Radical Experiments
Editor's note:David Barrett is founder and CEO ofExpensify.I would strongly encourage everybody who competes with Expensify to study Roman Stanek's latest article,"Forget Virality, Selling Enterprise ...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, February 3, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: Should Sony Move Beyond PlayStation?
On Feb 20th, Sony is holding a press conference in New York for which we assume is the PlayStation 4. Yet, is that really the smartest move that the company could make? With the argument that the PS i...
01:01 am GMT - Sun, February 3, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Ramps Up News Discovery Battle Against Apps Like Flipboard With Articles Related To
Rather than trust your friends and favorite Pages to post interesting stuff, Facebook is taking news discovery into its own hands with "Articles Related To...". This special feed story shows you popul...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, February 3, 2013
Techcrunch Peter Thiel On His Super-Futuristic Focus And The Chess Strategy Founders Should Know [TCTV]
Peter Thiel, the tech industry magnate known among other things for co-founding PayPal and investing very early in Facebook, took home the VC of the Year award at the 6th annual Crunchies this week fo...
12:53 am GMT - Sun, February 3, 2013
Techcrunch Googles Schmidt: Twitter Can No More Produce Analysis Than A Monkey Can Type Out A Work of Shakespeare
Google Chairman, Eric Schmidt's, upcoming book, The New Digital Age, isn't pulling any punches. From the "irrelevance" of anonymity to some juicy thoughts on Twitter, the Wall Street Journal published...
11:45 pm GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch The Art Of Science
Like many great startup ideas, the formation of L.A.-based incubator, investment firm, and accelerator Science had its origins at a dinner. In 2007, Peter Pham and Mike Jones found themselves working ...
11:04 pm GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch Pair, The Mobile App For Two, Buys UKs Cupple And Rebrands As Couple
Tenthbit, the Y Combinator-backed mobile app studio behind the couples app Pair, is doubling down (literally) on its business ambitions: the company today is announcing that it has bought Cupple, a UK...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Give Me Your Pants
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor is recorded live in the style of a jazz date, where the group improvises around the themes of the day or wee...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch MySpace Squandered the Only Thing It Had Left
Editor's Note: Brenden Mulligan created Onesheet, a tool that enables musicians to create beautiful web presences in two minutes.MySpace. Or is it Myspace. Or is it My______. Truth is, it doesn't matt...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch Worry About The State More Than The Church
Editor's note: Jay Kirsch is the President of AOLs Business, Technology & Entertainment Group, which includes properties such as TechCrunch, Engadget, Autoblog, DailyFinance and Moviefone among ot...
07:05 pm GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch Creator Of The X-Plane Flight Simulator Seeks Help Fighting A Patent Troll
Austin Meyer, creator of the popular and ultra-realistic flight sim, X-Plane, is facing a potentially destructive lawsuit by an East Texas patent troll, Uniloc. Meyer, who has worked on the simulator ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch Dont Mess With The GOOG
A couple of years ago I wrote in this space: "A spectre is haunting Mountain View. No, not bed bugs: bit rot. Google is in serious decline."Well, credit where it's due. These days Google has put its p...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch Micel Helps To Expand Mobile Service In Mexico, Serves As Intermediary Between Customers And Telecom Carriers
Editors note:Maria Rocio Paniagua currently works as a project manager atInnku, one of the top mobile and web workshops in Mexico.Mobile penetration in the Mexican market is currently at 20 percent, a...
06:37 am GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch Just Go Change Your Twitter Password Now
According to Twitter, it was hacked and 250K useres were affected, so they received emails from the company to change their password. This is not the first time this has happened, but this time it was...
06:34 am GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Sends Out Emails To 250K Users Who May Have Been Compromised, Says Hack Was Not Related To Yesterdays Outage
Twitter is sending out emails to 250,000 users it says may have had their accounts compromised in the last week as the site experienced "unusual access patterns that led to us identifying unauthorized...
05:23 am GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch The Crunchies 2012 Are Over, But You Can Relive The Magic Right Here
Last night's Sixth Annual Crunchies Awards show was nothing short of a huge success. With big names like Marissa Mayer, Mark Zuckerberg, Ron Conway, and Mayor Ed Lee in attendance, and equally huge co...
03:48 am GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Foundation Capitals Anamitra Banerji Talks About Twitter Ads, Becoming A VC And More
For this week's Ask A VC episode, we sat down with Foundation Capital's newest partner Anamitra Banerji, who was just promoted from entrepreneur in residence to investment partner at the firm. We chat...
03:05 am GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch Qualcomm Likes Facebook, Apple, Google And Samsung
It's Superbowl week so its time to talk about chips the ones that go in "smart" things, not the ones eaten by Americans. This weeks headlines have been dominated by Facebook. I hear they are quite bi...
02:07 am GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 02.01.13. (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Keith Teare, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific....
01:35 am GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch Google Says 2,000 Schools Now Use Chromebooks, 2x As Many As Just 3 Months Ago
Google continues its push to bring its web-centric Chromebooks into schools and it looks as if the fact that Google is in this project for the long haul is starting to pay off. According to Google, 2,...
01:11 am GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch CrowdFlower Adds Skill Tests To Find The Right Crowdsourced Labor
CrowdFlower, a startup that helps businesses manage crowdsourced labor for tasks like image moderation, is looking to expand the types of jobs it can tackle with the launch of new Skill Tests which, ...
12:41 am GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Swish Makes Selling Simpler For Inventors And Creators
Its never been easier for would-be inventors to take a harebrained concept and turn it into an actual, sellable product, but the process of getting those products to the masses could still use a littl...
12:39 am GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch As Mobile Devs Get More Sophisticated, Flurry Adds Crash, User Acquisition Analytics
San Francisco’s Flurry initially got its reach through offering a basic package of analytics that more than 95,000 different developers snapped up. But as the iOS and Android ecosystems have mat...
12:27 am GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Turns Photo Tag Suggestions Back On In The US Will Users Like It This Time?
With a simple post on its privacy page, Facebook yesterday announced it had re-enabled its photo Tag Suggestions feature in the US after the feature was temporarily suspended last year, supposedly to ...
12:09 am GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch Cruel Irony: Egypts Morsi Announces Protester Crackdown Over Twitter
In an ironic twist of fate, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has threatened military force against thousands of student protesters through one of the very mediums used to liberate the country in 2011:...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, February 2, 2013
Techcrunch Social TV Startup Dijit Buys Miso To Re-Define The Second Screen
When rumors come true! Two weeks ago we reported on a tip that social TV startup Dijit, maker of the NextGuide iPad app, was in the process of acquiring quasi-competitor Miso. The deal took a little b...
11:51 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2013
Techcrunch Gigya Says Its Social Tools Reach 1.5B Users Each Month, Making Tens Of Millions In Annual Sales
"Social infrastructure" provider Gigya released some data this morning that highlights its growth over the past year. The biggest number? The 1.5 billion unique users reached by Gigya's tools each mon...
10:50 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Takes 3 Of Top 5 Spots In U.S. Mobile Phone Sales For Q4 2012, Says NPD
Apple has managed to nab three of the top 5 spots for the top-selling mobile phones in the U.S. during Q4 2012 according to the NPD group, with the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 ranking first, thir...
10:37 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2013
Techcrunch The Next Frontier For Google Maps Is Personalization
Google Maps just won Best Mobile App at the Crunchies 2012 and Daniel Graff, Google's director of Google Maps for mobile talked to our own Colleen Taylor after accepting the award. In the interview, G...
10:27 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2013
Techcrunch InfoArmy Retreats After Crowdsourced Research Business Goes Through The Floor. All Reports Now Free
InfoArmy -- a startup built on the "Data 2.0" concept of crowdsourced competitive intelligence -- has today sent out a letter, printed in full below, to its researchers informing them that it is pulli...
10:20 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2013
Techcrunch Sesame, The Newly-Launched Mobile Gifting App For iPhone, Becomes An Online Store
Question: when does your mobile app also need a web experience? Answer: when the app is essentially an e-commerce shop.Sesame, the recently launched mobile gifting app fromSincerely, a company known f...
10:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2013
Techcrunch Gravity Fully Launches Its Content Personalization Tools, Making Them Available To Any Publisher
A little more than three years after the company was first announced, personalization startup Gravity is doing a big launch today, opening up its suite of APIs so that they're available to any publish...
10:02 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2013
Techcrunch U.K. Startup Onefinestay Aka The Posh Airbnb Patents Keyless Entry System To Hasten The Demise Of Front Door Keys
U.K. startup onefinestay -- which has attracted backing to the tune of $15.9 million -- has patented a keyless entry system to make it easier for homeowners to manage comings and goings. It's clearly ...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Phone Network Truphone Raises $118M Led By Russian Tycoon Roman Abramovich, At $473M Valuation
Truphone, a UK-based mobile network that lets its users make free or low-cost calls to other mobile devices, has today announced a large funding injection of 75 million ($118 million) from a group of ...
08:35 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2013
Techcrunch Path Settles With FTC Over Privacy Row, Will Pay $800K And Establish New Privacy Program Including Outside Audits
Path's 2012 included a major hiccup when it was discovered in February last year that the app uploaded user address books in their entirety to its servers. The company quickly responded by deleting th...
08:25 pm GMT - Fri, February 1, 2013