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11:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Instant Video Suffered Long, Unexplained Outage Last Night
At the end of last year, Netflix suffered a prolonged outage because Amazon’s cloud services, which Netflix uses to host most of its infrastructure, went down. At the time, Amazon’s own vi...
09:35 pm GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch US Patent And Trademark Office Denies Apple's iPad Mini Trademark Application, Deemed Merely Descriptive
Right after it launched the iPad mini, Apple filed a trademark application for the name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As Patently Apple noticed earlier today, however, th...
09:35 pm GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch Report: US Patent And Trademark Office Denies Apple's iPad Mini Trademark Application, Deemed Merely Descriptive
Right after it launched the iPad mini, Apple filed a trademark application for the name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As Patently Apple noticed earlier today, however, th...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Spring Training
The Gillmor Gang Doc Searls, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor takes turns sizing up the new season. With Steve Ballmer running out of room and close to the warning track, we talk about ...
05:13 pm GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch Bing Gordon's Founder Checklist: Animal Energy, Blind Confidence, And A Toupee.
Editors note:DerekAndersenis the founder ofStartup Grind, a 40-city community bringing the global startup world together while educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. As anElectronic Arts&...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch Big Data Could Cripple Facebook
So there's this startup called SmogFarm, which does big-data sentiment analysis, "pulse of the planet" stuff. I spotted them last year, and now they've got an actual product with an actual business mo...
03:29 pm GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch Where Have All The Physical QWERTYs Gone?
Its approaching three years since I emailed and got a reply from the late Steve Jobs. The topic of my caffeine-fueled missive that sunny day in June 2010 was the industrys move towards touch-based int...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch After Bootstrapping, Data-Mining Specialist Ondore Closes Million-Dollar Round For Mexican, US Operations
Editors note:Maria Rocio Paniagua currently works as a project manager atInnku, one of the top mobile and web workshops in Mexico.Ondore,the leading Latin American big data analysis company that devel...
10:14 am GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch Sequoia Capital In Singapore After A Year, Has Yet To Invest In A Local Startup
When Sequoia Capital India landed in Singapore, the buzz around town was that a big-name US fund being in the country was going to really jolt the market and provide serious cred to the startups here....
09:18 am GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch The Dash Car Dongle Wants To Make You A Better Driver By Syncing With Your iPhone
I love my tiny little Mazda, but I'll be honest -- I still don't completely understand how it works. That's never really bothered me before (I'd much rather geek out over a phone or something) but a K...
08:00 am GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch Foursquare's API Is A Pillar Of The Mobile App Ecosystem
Editor's note:Jonathan Barouchis the founder and CEO of location-based startupRoamz, developer ofsocial media business product Local Measure.Foursquare has become entrenched in the fabric of the local...
04:45 am GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch Business Insider's Owen Thomas Is Probably Going To Be The New Editor At ReadWrite
My old boss Owen Thomas is very close to becoming the new editor-in-chief at the SAY Media-owned tech site ReadWrite, according to sources with knowledge of the company. I'm hearing that it's not quit...
04:45 am GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch Business Insider's Owen Thomas Is In Talks To Be The New Editor At ReadWrite
My old boss Owen Thomas is very close to becoming the new editor-in-chief at the SAY Media-owned tech site ReadWrite, according to sources with knowledge of the company. I'm hearing that it's not quit...
04:22 am GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch MIT Files Court Papers Partially Opposing Release Of Documents About Aaron Swartz Investigation
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is “partially” opposing a request by the estate of Aaron Swartz for the release of documents related to the investigation that led to Swartz...
04:14 am GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch With Alternative Offers From Blackstone & Icahn On The Table, Dell Filing Shows It Will Push Ahead With $24.4B Silver Lake Merger
Dell announced today that it has filed its initial proxy materials with the SEC in connection with a merger agreement between Dell, its Chairman and CEO Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners. Under th...
02:09 am GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch Bonobos' SF Engineers Split Between NY Relocation And New Company Led By CTO Mike Hart
Bonobos' newly hired San Francisco engineering team is fracturing, but there's no disaster. Bonobos CTO Mike Hart has departed the company to become a co-founder, along with Cory Hicks, of a brand-new...
01:57 am GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch Stranded In SF? Corral Rides Shows Uber, Lyft, Sidecar And Muni In One App
Super Awesome Party A has just ended, and you need to figure out how to get to Super Awesome Party B stat... and preferably by spending as little money as possible. So what do you do? Muni? Uber? Lyft...
01:47 am GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch Kicking Off Our Flip Off - Meet The "TechCrunch Weekly" Magazine On Flipboard
Just a few days ago, Flipboard announced a new version of its app that allows anyone to make a “Magazine,” which is a curated collection of stories based on any topic that you can think of...
01:45 am GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: AngelList's Naval Ravikant On The Currency Of Silicon Valley And More
AngelList’s Naval Ravikant joined us in the TechCrunch TV studio for our Ask A VC series, where we put VCs in the hot seat. Ravikant talked about the currency of Silicon Valley, which he says is...
01:05 am GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's Home On Android Could Give You A Sixth Sense For Your Social Life
Constant, close contact with your friends. That's the promise of a "Facebook phone". The modified Android OS and mobile homescreen replacement sources tell us Facebook will unveil April 4th pushes you...
12:48 am GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch LivingSocial Co-Founder And CTO Aaron Batalion To Leave The Company
Aaron Batalion, the co-founder and CTO of daily deals site LivingSocial, is leaving the company. He announced his departure in a post on his personal blog published Friday afternoon.We've reached out ...
12:41 am GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft: jQuery 2.0 Will Add Full Support For Windows Store Apps
The next version of jQuery, the popular JavaScript library, will drop support for Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8, but doesn’t mean Microsoft isn’t very bullish about getting developers to u...
12:32 am GMT - Sat, March 30, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 03.29.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Doc Searls, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific....
11:43 pm GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Treasure Data Projects 500 Percent Growth This Year, Launches New Plazma Distributed Database
Its only been six months since cloud data warehousing company Treasure Data launched its services, but theyre already reporting some impressive growth figures. Treasure Data achieved month-to-month pr...
11:42 pm GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Fitbit One, Aria Smart Scale And A Ticket To Disrupt NY
Happy Friday, everyone. As you know, we love giving things away here at TechCrunch, and this week, we have a Fitbit One Wireless Activity + Sleep Tracker and an Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale to give awa...
11:37 pm GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Video Q&A Startup VYou Is Shutting Down Its Consumer Site To Focus On White-Label Opportunities
Video question-and-answer site VYou launched several years ago with a unique premise -- allow users to create video responses to questions posed to them by other community members. Now, about two-and-...
11:19 pm GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's Long-Rumored Game Controller May Soon See The Light Of Day
I've long believed that touchscreens leave a certain something to be desired when it comes to playing games, and if a new (and very curious) report holds true, Apple may feel the same way. According t...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: 3D Printing, Ouya, And The Facebook Fone
This week on the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast we celebrate episode number two of everyone's favorite audio file! We also talk about 3D printing, the Ouya console, and the Facebook Fone AKA the FF....
09:31 pm GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Jun Group Launches HyprMX To Help Mobile Publishers Manage Their Video Ads
Video ad distribution company Jun Group has launched a new, wholly-owned subsidiary called HyprMX, offering mediation tools for mobile publishers and developers manage video ads from multiple sources....
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter's Vine App Now Supports Embeds, Expanded Sharing To Facebook & Twitter
Twitter's Vine app received a small, but notable, update today which allows the videos you create to be embedded across the web. The embedded posts are available in two styles (simple and postcard), a...
09:11 pm GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch State Of The Platform As A Service Market, A Discussion For Deploycon
The spring tech tour continues next week in Santa Clara with Deploycon, and I will be there to discuss the spectrum of PaaS providers and how they play across this broad, malleable and often manipulat...
09:01 pm GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Focused On Women, Sprightly Debuts A Visual Content Platform Showing What's Hot Across Fashion, Beauty, Design Sites & More
Sprightly, a newly launching startup whose founding team has an extensive history working in female-focused businesses, including Refinery29, Etsy, Chloe+Isabel, and others, is debuting its conte...
08:20 pm GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Launches Blank, An Open Source Fallback Font You Can't See
Adobe today launched Adobe Blank, a new open-source OpenType font that, at first glance, does absolutely nothing. Indeed, the whole point of the font, as its creator Ken Lunde writes today, is to rend...
06:59 pm GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Bespoke Post Raises $850K From Great Oaks, 500 Startups & Others For Its Subscription-Based Box Of Awesome For Men
Bespoke Post, a subscription-based e-commerce startup offering a hilariously titled "Box of Awesome" (no, not that one- Bespoke Post is for grown-ups), is today announcing having closed on $850,000 in...
05:54 pm GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Fanbase Media Debuts Its Social Marketing Platform For Instagram (And Maybe One Day, Vine)
Fanbase Media, a new social media marketing startup which has been flying under the radar for over half a year, helps companies use Instagram for connecting with their customers. Despite the company's...
04:10 pm GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Enterprise-Class 3D Printers To Drop Under $2,000 By 2016, Says Report
3D printing is still in its infancy. But, to use an overused phrase, it is the future. From home use to enterprise use, 3D printing will continue to grow and break into new areas. With that comes pric...
10:32 am GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Sprint Nextel and SoftBank Agree Not To Use Huawei Equipment After Merger
Sprint Nextel and SoftBank have pledged not to use equipment from Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies after they merge. Congressman Mike Rogers, a Republican state representative fr...
10:00 am GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Backed By General Catalyst Partners & First Round Capital, Chloe & Isabel Offers A Modern, Tech-Savvy Take On Direct-Selling
When many people think of direct-selling, they envision Tupperware parties or pink-suited women lugging cases of cosmetics door-to-door. New direct-selling companies, however, are using social media t...
08:46 am GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Bitcoin: How An Unregulated, Decentralized Virtual Currency Just Became A Billion Dollar Market
Hang around in the tech industry long enough and you or someone you know will be heard saying, "that's so crazy it just might work." Two years ago, if you'd told me that an open-source, P2P currency w...
07:53 am GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Office-As-A-Service RocketSpace Doubles Real Estate To Accomodate Bigger Startups
Startups around the world are desperate for office space in the San Francisco Bay Area, so tomorrow RocketSpace will announce the lease of a new 50,000 sq ft office so it can house startups with up to...
07:00 am GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch OUYA's Julie Uhrman Unveils The Android Console's Interface And Games
Today is a big day for OUYA, the Kickstarter-backed, Android-based game console. The company is announcing that its $99 console will be available on June 4 (the news leaked a little early), and it's a...
05:24 am GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope Maps The Universe With NASA's Data
The Microsoft Research team is building an epic map of the universe using data and photographs collected from the many telescopes around the world, including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. They call i...
05:24 am GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope Brings The Universe To Your Fingertips
The Microsoft Research team is building an epic map of the universe using data and photographs collected from the many telescopes around the world, including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. They call i...
04:45 am GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Under Amazon's Wing, Goodreads Plans Closer Integration While Retaining Its Indy Status
Following this afternoon's announcement that Amazon has agreed to acquire Goodreads, I had a few minutes to talk to the Goodreads CEO Otis Chandler and Amazon VP of Kindle Content Russ Grandinetti. Th...
04:45 am GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Under Amazon's Wing, Goodreads Plans Closer Integration While Retaining Its Indie Status
Following this afternoon's announcement that Amazon has agreed to acquire Goodreads, I had a few minutes to talk to the Goodreads CEO Otis Chandler and Amazon VP of Kindle Content Russ Grandinetti. Th...
04:20 am GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Delicious Becomes A Bit More Social Again, Adds Twitter And Facebook Logins
It’s recently been very quiet around Delicious, the social bookmarking service Yahoo bought in 2005 and then sold to AVOS in 2011. Back then, the AVOS team said it was relaunching Delicious R...
04:09 am GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook To Reveal New Home On Android At 44 Event Sources Say Is A Modified OS On HTC
Facebook has just invited members of the press to an event at its headquarters on April 4th to "Come See Our New Home On Android". Sources tell us it will be a modified version of the Android operatin...
04:09 am GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook To Reveal Home On Android Sources Say Is A Modified OS On HTC At 44 Event
Facebook just invited press to an event at its headquarters on April 4th to "Come See Our New Home On Android". Sources tell us it will be a modified version of the Android operating system with deep ...
02:51 am GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Jack Dorsey Fights Robots In His Own Unauthorized Comic Book
He might not be bulletproof, but simultaneously running Twitter and Square qualifies Jack Dorsey as a superhero. This week a new unauthorized comic book about him was released, called "Jack Dorsey: Co...
02:16 am GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch A Look At The Downtown Project' That Wants To Bring A Tech Renaissance To Old Las Vegas [TCTV]
You've probably heard something about the Downtown Project, the $350 million initiative spearheaded by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh that's aiming to bring a renaissance of sorts to Downtown Las Vegas, the ol...
01:44 am GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch The $99 OUYA Console Will Make Its Retail Debut In The US, UK And Canada On June 4
Didn't get a chance to back the ambitious OUYAAndroid game console to lock in your pre-order? Considering how much press the thing has gotten, you don't have much excuse for missing that particular wi...
12:55 am GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Social App MeetMe Introduces In-Feed Advertising With Flurry Partnership
Social discovery startup MeetMe is ramping up the advertising in its smartphone app.CEO Geoff Cook told me via email that the app was already running ads, for example at the top of the screen, but its...
12:44 am GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Well-Funded Gaming Startup Booyah Confirms Layoffs And New CEO Brian Morrisroe As It Shifts Focus To Tablets
It looks like some changes are afoot at Booyah, the location-based gaming company best known as the maker of the MyTown franchise. MyTown and MyTown 2 attempted to evolve the location-based check-in m...
12:10 am GMT - Fri, March 29, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Acquires Social Reading Site Goodreads, Which Gives The Company A Social Advantage Over Apple
Today, Amazon has announced the acquisition of social reading service, Goodreads. Specific terms of the deal weren’t disclosed and it should close by the end of Q2. Goodreads had raised $2.75M i...
11:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Dwolla Latest Victim Of DDoS Attacks: Site & API Down For Second Day
While the media continues to debate the severity of the denial-of-service attacks taking place across the web this month, they appear to have claimed another victim: payments startup Dwolla announced ...
11:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Dwolla Is Latest Victim Of DDoS Attacks: Site & API Down For Second Day
While the media continues to debate the severity of the denial-of-service attacks taking place across the web this month, they appear to have claimed another victim: payments startup Dwolla announced ...
11:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Dwolla Is Latest Victim Of DDoS Attacks Site & API Down For Second Day
While the media continues to debate the severity of the denial-of-service attacks taking place across the web this month, they appear to have claimed another victim: payments startup Dwolla announced ...
11:44 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Hot Gaming Startup Supercell Is Closing A Round Above $100M At Valuation Around $800M
Supercell is a very quiet, humble mobile gaming company out of the very quiet and humble city of Helsinki, Finland. Unlike their brasher, Angry Birds-making brethren a 15-minute drive away in Espoo, t...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch After Raising $2.1M, TiKL Opens Their Mobile ChatVoice Calling API To Developers
For a team that has somehow stayed mostly off the tech press' radar, TiKL has had a pretty friggin' good year.With $0 spent on marketing, their two apps, TiKL and Talkray, have nabbed a total of 28M d...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch In The Studio, Live Nation's Joel Resnicow Muses About The State Of Digital Music
"In The Studio" welcomes a digital media savant who has hustled his way up through the music world by interning for Rolling Stone, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum, MTV Networks (through Viacom...
10:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch SEC Greenlights One Style Of Equity Crowdfunding For Startups
The SEC today paved the way for a new era of venture capital investing by stating it won't pursue enforcement action against FundersClub, whose platform lets any accredited investor fund startups in e...
10:56 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Google Makes Gmail's New Compose Experience The Default
Last October, Google introduced the new email compose window for Gmail and starting today, there’s no way to go back and use the old compose screen anymore. The new compose experience, which is ...
10:56 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Calm Down, No One's Getting Fired Because Of FireMe!, New Site That Exposes People Tweeting Horrible Things About Their Jobs
Anytime there's a lull in our outrage over the public nature of social media, a new site shows up to again demonstrate its dangers. Like clockwork, the latest to play on users' fears is FireMe!, a web...
10:36 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Game On, Google: eBay Now Same-Day Delivery Service Expands To Chicago And Dallas
EBay is in the middle of its Analyst Day, and just a little while ago it announced plans for some significant expansions for eBay Now, its same-day delivery service, with Chicago and Dallasdeliveries ...
09:54 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Fancy Hands Now Has An iPhone App, So You Can Book A Personal Assistant Anytime
Sometimes the smallest, most mundane tasks are the things you really dread -- and put off for weeks. Like booking an oil change for your car, or finding a top-rated play to take your significant other...
09:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Home Is An Easy Way To Turn Siri Into Your Very Own Personal KITT From Knight Rider
My recently-purchased car has Bluetooth built-in to let me use my phone hands-free from the steering wheel, as do most cars coming off the line new these days. The one issue is that there's no way to ...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Storify Announces A Paid VIP Plan With Liveblogging And Collaboration Features, Partners With BBC
Storify has become a useful tool of media organizations trying to capture newsworthy or entertaining social media conversations for their readers, with its ability to combine tweets, photos, and more ...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Deliv Raises $1 Million To Crowd Source Same-Day Local Delivery For Big Brick And Mortar Retailers
Online shopping is happening at the expense of big national retail chains, which are having a difficult time keeping up with online competition. A new startup called Deliv hopes to provide retailers w...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Announcing TechCrunch's 2013 Meetups + Pitch-Off: Austin, Seattle, San Diego, And Boston
After the amazing success of our New York Pitch-Off in February, we thought it would be fun to bring the energy and excitement of a mini-Disrupt to more cities across the country. We're pleased to ann...
08:52 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Playdek Closes $3.8M Series A To Build A Digital Community Where Tabletop Gamers Can Feel At Home
Fresh from putting smiles on the faces of tabletop gaming geeks everywhere, with yesterday's news that it would be helping to bring Dungeons & Dragons to iOS devices later this year, mobile game p...
08:48 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Google Analytics' Real-Time Stats Now Feature Event Reports, Device Breakdown And Shortcuts
Google Analytics’ real-time feature is very useful for those who don’t need more specialized tools like Chartbeat or Woopra, but still want to get a basic overview of what’s happenin...
08:24 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Judge Says Mathematical Algorithms Can't Be Patented, Dismisses Uniloc Claim Against Rackspace
A federal judge has thrown out a patent claim against Rackspace, ruling that mathematical algorithms can't be patented.The ruling in the Eastern Disrict stemmed from a 2012 complaint filed by Uniloc U...
08:06 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Klout Users Can Now Add Bing To Their Account And Include Instagram In Their Score
Klout, the service for measuring online influence, is boosting its integration with both Bing and Instagram today.On the Bing side, the news follows last fall's announcement of a strategic investment ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch High-End Fashion Startup Material Wrld Makes Its Official Debut
Material Wrld, the fashion startup seed funded by Warby Parker and Bonobos investor Great Oaks VC, is today making its public debut. The e-commerce site has come a long way since the beta it had runni...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch With Plans For SF Expansion, 500 Startups Promotes George Kellerman To Partner, Adds Parker Thompson As Venture Partner
500 Startups has had a bit of personnel shuffling, with the promotion of George Kellerman to partner, the addition of Pivotal Labs' Parker Thompson as a venture partner, and the unfortunate departure ...
07:40 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Google Pledges Not To Sue Open Source Developers, Users And Distributors Over 10 MapReduce Patents (Unless First Attacked)
Google today pledged that it will not sue any users, distributors or developers who have implemented open-source versions of its MapReduce programming model for processing large data sets, even though...
07:10 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Compelled To Forever Wander, The Nomad Is An Espresso Machine That Gathers No Moss
It's not as compact as an Aeropress, but the Nomad looks like a solid way to get an espresso shot from a small device. The tiny machine, which is currently on Kickstarter, boasts the same principles u...
06:56 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch In-App Purchase Revenue Hits Record High: Accounts For 76% Of U.S. iPhone App Revenue, 90% In Asian Markets
Though it’s well-known that many of today’s mobile applications generate revenue through in-app purchases, a new report released today shows how powerful this money-making mechanism has be...
06:49 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch From Tap To Zap: Tapulous Co-Founder Shoots For The Moon With ZapTravel, His Semantic Travel Startup
Tapulous, one of the earliest, big mobile games makers for the iPhone, made its splash with Tap Tap Revenge, the first in a series of apps where users tapped on dropping balls in time with music -- a ...
06:41 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Manufacturers Ramping Up For June 2013 iPhone 5S Launch
A confidential presentation that describes a Shenzhen-based manufacturer's 2013 product plans points to a few interesting bits of information about the iPhone 5S launch in June 2013 and Foxconn's role...
06:34 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Brooklyn Band Ghost Beach Launches Ad Campaign That Encourages Fans To Pick A Side On Piracy
A large billboard in Times Square formerly occupied by American Eagle is currently cycling through the following phrases: Piracy is progress. Piracy is freedom. Piracy is harmless. Piracy is inevitabl...
06:24 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Adults Text While Driving More Than Teens, Says Survey
It's often been assumed that teens are one of the main culprits in the texting-while-driving epidemic in the U.S. It makes sense — teens are new drivers, and thus more reckless, and they also ha...
06:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy S4 Pre-Sales Start At AT&T On April 16, Priced At $249.99 On 2-Year Agreement
AT&T has just posted an update to its Consumer Blog revealing pre-order details of the Samsung Galaxy S4. The phone will be available for order beginning April 16, for $249.99 with a two-year comm...
06:13 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Showpad Raises $2M Series A From Hummingbird Ventures To Hawk Its Sales Software For iPads To More Enterprises
Riding the consumerisation of IT trend that's blowing the cobwebs off enterprise software, Belgian startup Showpad -- which makes iPad software for sales teams -- has raised a $2 million Series A fund...
06:01 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Reportedly Debuting Stores-Within-A-Store At Best Buy Locations For Galaxy S4 Launch
Samsung will reportedly be launching Samsung Stores in select Best Buy locations ahead of the Galaxy S4's U.S. launch, a new report from Geek.com claims. The new sections, which will occupy spots clos...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Sunrise Update Brings LinkedIn Profiles, Recurring Events And Notes To The Calendar App
iOS calendar app Sunrise received its first update a month after its release, bringing more info and flexibility to your calendar. The team has pushed the LinkedIn integration a step forward by bringi...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Moniker Looks To Crowdfunding To Create A Custom Guitar Business
Austin-based Moniker Guitars is running a Kickstarter campaign to create a line of semi-hollow-body guitars for discerning git-fiddlists. The company will offer their first guitars for a $700 pledge, ...
05:21 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Digital Magazine App Zinio Will Make Its Windows Phone Debut As A Nokia Lumia Exclusive
On the off-chance that youre running out of things to read on that Windows Phone of yours, just hang tight youll soon have plenty of mobile reading material to dive into. Digital magazine app Zinio w...
05:13 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Indochino Raises $13.5M Series B Led By Highland Consumer Fund, Launches New Line
Indochino, the online one-stop shop for a custom tailored suit, has just launched a brand new Ultimate Spring Collection, with some brand new looks and some Indochino best-sellers in new materials. Th...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Three Men Arrested For Attempting To Cut Undersea Internet Cable In Egypt
Egyptian authorities arrested three men off the coast of Alexandria for attempting to sever an undersea Internet cable. The SEA-ME-WE 4 main line was part of a cable network that spanned the Mediterra...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Google Starts Testing Google Shopping Express In SF, With Free Delivery At Target, Walgreens, Staples And More
Google is finally opening up its Google Shopping Express service to the public today, with the same day delivery service being made available as a test to select users in San Francisco and the Peninsu...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Google Starts Testing Google Shopping Express In SF, With Free Delivery From Target, Walgreens, Staples And More
Google is finally opening up its Google Shopping Express service to the public today, with the same day delivery service being made available as a test to select users in San Francisco and the Peninsu...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Rackspace Acquires Exceptional To Add App Error Tracking Tools For Developers
Web hosting giant Rackspace is acquiring Web app error tracking startup Exceptional Cloud Services and its subsidiaries to enhance its toolset for developers deploying and managing applications in the...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch ShopLocket Partners With WordPress To Enable Blog-Based E-Commerce
Toronto-based startup ShopLocket wants to enable its users to sell anything, anywhere with an ultra-easy e-commerce platform that pretty much anyone can figure out. So why not let people sell things o...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch ShopLocket Partners With WordPress.com To Enable Blog-Based E-Commerce
Toronto-based startup ShopLocket wants to enable its users to sell anything, anywhere with an ultra-easy e-commerce platform that pretty much anyone can figure out. So why not let people sell things o...
04:25 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch HubSpot Acquires Notification Aggregator Chime And Calendar App PrepWork
Marketing software company HubSpot is announcing that it has acquired two small startups Chime and PrepWork.The financial terms of the deals aren't being disclosed, but HubSpot says it's bringing on ...
03:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Patents iPhone With Wraparound Display, Including Designs That Plug Together Voltron-Style
Apple has a new patent filing just published by the USPTO today which details a wraparound-style AMOLED display that could make it possible to create an iPhone that's almost entirely screen, with touc...
03:14 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry Posts Promising Q4 Results After BB10 Launch: EPS Of $0.22, Revenue Of $2.7B, ~1M Z10s Shipped
For the past year BlackBerry has been trying to prove to the world that its not a mobile has-been just yet, and that all came to a head earlier this year when the company finally released BlackBerry 1...
01:19 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch U.K.'s First & Only 4G Network Reaches Half The Population Five Months After Launch
The first -- and still, the only -- 4G network in the U.K. is now available to half the U.K.'s homes and businesses. Carrier EE said today it has switched on the network in 13 more towns and cities to...
01:19 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch U.K.'s First & Only 4G Network Reaches Half The Population Five Months After Launch, Says EE
The first -- and still, the only -- 4G network in the U.K. is now available to half the U.K.'s homes and businesses. Carrier EE said today it has switched on the network in 13 more towns and cities to...
12:32 pm GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Global IT Spend Will Rise 4.1% To $3.8 Trillion In 2013, A Calm Ocean With Turbulent Currents', With Mobile Driving Growth
Gartner has just released its annual projections on worldwide IT spend over the next two years -- arguably the analyst house's most wide-ranging report covering sales in hardware, software, enterprise...
10:46 am GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch ZTE Posts Second Straight Net Loss Of $183M In Q4 On Emerging Market Woes
As it already warned, ZTE posted its second-straight quarterly loss, due to vastly trimmed margins in emerging markets, as well as contract delays and falling handset sales in China. It made a net los...
10:13 am GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Chinese Consumers Scoff At The State-Run Media's Heavy-Handed Swipes Against Apple
Tim Cook has said that China will soon become Apple’s biggest market, but the government is not as besotted as Chinese consumers.China’s state-run media has taken several swipes at Apple t...
09:19 am GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch ZTE Posts Second-Straight Quarter Loss, To Round Off First Annual Loss
As it already warned, ZTE posted its second-straight quarterly loss, due to contract delays and falling handset sales in China. It made a net loss of 1.14 billion yuan ($183 million) in the three mont...
08:17 am GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch New U.S. Cyber-Security Law May Hinder Lenovo's Sales Growth
The funding bill President Barack Obama signed this week didn't just prevent a government shutdown. It also included a provision requiring that U.S. government technology purchases first go through a ...
07:36 am GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Boundless Vows To Continue Disrupting The Textbook Market, Even As Second Founder Departs, Litigation Drags On
Since emerging on the scene in early 2012, the Boston-based Boundless has been on a mission to give students of all ages a free, open-source digital alternative to the pricey world of hard-copy textbo...
07:29 am GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Questionable Entries Prompt Google To Retract Some Glass Explorer Invitations
Google made plenty of nerds happy earlier today when it began reaching out to the 8,000 people that would have the privilege of spending $1,500 on the company's head-mounted Glass display, but that th...
06:59 am GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Shutterstock Launches Offset, A New Brand For Its Curated Collection Of Licensable Images
The leading online stock photography company Shutterstock launched a new search tool called Spectrum in January, which allowed users to search through the sites 22 million images with keywords and spe...
05:58 am GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Introducing MOX, A 247 Dance Music Web TV Channel
"Electronic dance music is what rock 'n' roll was decades ago. It's a 'fuck you' to your parents." "A lean-back, TV-like experience on the Internet is the future of television." MOX.tv is a web TV cha...
05:32 am GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch BioShock Infinite Creator Ken Levine Says He Doesn't Believe In Utopias (Including Peter Thiel's)
When my friends found out that I was going to interview Irrational Games' Ken Levine, who led the development of the acclaimed video game BioShock, as well as its just-released sequel BioShock Infinit...
04:32 am GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Surprise: Europe's King Now Has Nearly As Many Daily Users As Zynga
Around four years ago, Riccardo Zacconi said he was close to selling King, the arcade gaming company that he had co-founded and bootstrapped six years earlier. The company, which has a destination sit...
04:11 am GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch AlumniFunder Launches A Crowdfunding Platform Where Alumni Can Back Student Entrepreneurs
AlumniFunder launched in beta this week with a simple mission: Help create a deeper relationship between current students and alumni, while supporting collegiate entrepreneurship and creativity. To do...
02:27 am GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Alchemist Accelerator's Second Class Highlights 9 Enterprise Startups In Flight Data Tech, Learning Management And More
Here at the Citrix corporate headquarters for the presentations by the second class of the Alchemist Accelerator group. It's quite an eclectic class for the B2B accelerator....
02:27 am GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Alchemist Accelerator's Second Class Highlights Enterprise Startups In Flight Data Tech, Learning Management And More
Here at the Citrix corporate headquarters for the presentations by the second class of the Alchemist Accelerator group. It's quite an eclectic class for the B2B accelerator....
02:20 am GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Studios Greenlights Betas', Another Comedy Show About Silicon Valley
Still feelin' all ragey about the way Bravo portrayed the Valley in Start-Ups? Worried Mike Judge won't do it right (wait, does Mike Judge ever do anything not-right?) with his upcoming Silicon Valley...
01:14 am GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Maps Engine Lite, Makes It Easy To Create Advanced Custom Maps
For years now, Google has offered its Google Maps Engine to enterprises who want to visualize their custom geospacial data and starting today, anybody will be able to use a subset of this functionalit...
01:01 am GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Store Charging Patrons $5 For Just Looking', To Offset Losses From Internet Shoppers
To make up for pesky competition from the Internet, the owner of an Australian retail store is charging patrons $5 for "just looking", in order to offset losses from shoppers who browse and then buy o...
12:36 am GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Spanning And Mozy Team Up, A Storage Marriage With Investment Questions Galore
Last week, Spanning, a Google Apps backup service, announced a $6 million investment from an unnamed strategic investor. ...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Encoding.com Adds Dynamic Text Overlays To Its Cloud Encoding Platform
Encoding.com is trying to add a few features that will set it apart from the competition. One of these features is dynamic text overlays, which was showed off as part of a Google Hangout campaign late...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, March 28, 2013
Techcrunch Google Street View Launches Imagery Of Deserted Town Next To Fukushima Nuclear Plant
Two years after the devastating Thoku earthquake and tsunami, Google has launched Street View images of Namie-machi in the Fukushima exclusion zone. The area encompasses Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Plant...
11:34 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Spanning And Mozy Team Up, A Storage Marriage With Investment Questions Galore
Last week, Spanning, a Google Apps backup service, announced a $6 million investment from an unnamed strategic investor. ...
11:27 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Google Gives Tablet Video Viewers A Taste Of Its Knowledge Graph With Play Movies & TV Update
We've all been there: you'll be watching a movie when someone familiar enters the frame, and you just can't place a name to the face. Well, if you're watching said movie on an Android tablet, those da...
11:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Duo Is A DIY 3D Motion Sensing Controller
The Duo is a 3D motion sensing controller, much like the Leap Motion Controller and the Kinect – but with a DIY twist. Whereas the Leap Motion Controller comes in a small and elegant package, th...
11:13 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Google Glass Will Be Made In The U.S.A., Report Claims, At An Assembly Facility In Santa Clara
Google Glass, the advanced head-mounted computing project the company is gearing up for a possible launch later this year, will be assembled in the U.S., according to a new report from the Financial T...
10:55 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Mailstrom, A Machete For Overloaded Inboxes, Makes Its Official Debut With 400M+ Emails Already Under Storage
410 Labs, home to products like Shortmail and Replyz, was trying to fly under the radar when it first launched Mailstrom, a new email service aimed at those who consistently receive large numbers of e...
10:51 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch GreenLancer Raises $275k From Michigan Investors To Move Engineering To The Cloud
Don’t be mistaken. GreenLancer, while seemingly just another consulting firm, is a technology company utilizing the cloud for ambitious engineering projects. Instead of hiring a technology firm ...
10:47 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Developers Can Now Target Facebook Mobile App Ads To Wi-Fi Users And To Specific OS Versions
Facebook just announced some improvements to the mobile app install ads that it launched last fall, allowing app developers to target their ads with more nuance.These ads run in Facebook's news feed, ...
10:44 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Atlassian Extends Confluence Collaboration Platform, Now Competing More With Jive Software And Other Social Providers
Atlassianis getting more competitive with social collaboration companies like Jive Software with a new offering thst extends its social collaboration service beyond its core users....
10:17 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch OUYA Could Become Emulation Destination With New Projects Covering Game Boy, Genesis, NeoGeo And More
OUYA is coming soon (tomorrow is the planned ship date for the earliest Kickstarter backers), and recent reports of emulators of classic gaming consoles made for the Android device are generating some...
10:11 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Fancy 6 Months Free In The Italian Alps Building Startups? Check Out TechPeaks
A new kind of tech accelerator has launched in one of the more unlikely places: the Italian Alps. TechPeaks (see what they did there?) calls itself a "People Accelerator" because individuals and teams...
10:08 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Google Translate For Android Gets Offline Mode With Support For 50 Languages
Google Translate is a very useful tool for when you are travelling internationally but sadly, that’s also the time when you are least likely to have an always-on connection to the Internet. Obvi...
09:58 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Fortumo Adds Windows Phone Support To Let Developers Offer Carrier Billing For In-App Purchases
Fortumo, the mobile payments company that puts carrier billing in the hands of developers, has announced that its brought its in-app payments solution to Windows Phone -- a move that it claims makes i...
09:54 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Eventful 2.0 Gives Its 20M Users A Personalized List Of Everything Going On Nearby
It's not going to win any beauty pageants, but Eventful's 2.0 could make sure you never get bored. It's racked up 20 million registered users and shows of 4 million events at a time, but with today's ...
09:24 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Eventbrite Passes $1.5B In Sales, 13 Of It In The Last 9 Months
Champagne corks are a-flyin' this morning at Eventbrite, where the online event ticketing company is about to announce that they've just sold their 100 millionth ticket.All in all, that works out to $...
09:24 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Eventbrite Passes $1.5B In Sales, One-Third Of It In The Last 9 Months
Champagne corks are a-flyin' this morning at Eventbrite, where the online event ticketing company is about to announce that they've just sold their 100 millionth ticket.All in all, that works out to $...
09:24 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Eventbrite Passes $1.5B In Gross Sales, One-Third Of It In The Last 9 Months
Champagne corks are a-flyin' this morning at Eventbrite, where the online event ticketing company is about to announce that they've just sold their 100 millionth ticket.All in all, that works out to $...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch TurboTax Maker Funnels Millions To Lobby Against Easier Tax Returns
In the mosttechnologically advanced countries, filing a tax return is free, easy and fast: Instead of taxpayers painstakingly calculating figures themselves, the government provides estimates of what ...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Mozilla And Epic Games Bring Unreal Engine 3 To The Web, No Plugin Needed
Back in 2011, Epic ported its popular Unreal Engine 3 technology to Flash and showed how relatively high-end 3D games could run in the browser. It’s 2013 now, however, and Flash isn’t exac...
08:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch How Online Voter Registration Might Empower Latinos And Doom The GOP In 2 Charts
Access to online voter registration could spell doom for Republicans in the next election. Early research on California's online voter registration system finds that "A larger proportion of Latinas/os...
08:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Expensify Now Offers Support For Bitcoin, An Alternative To PayPal For International Contractors
Expensify is now supporting Bitcoin to give international contractors an alternative to Paypal and the high fees associated with the service....
08:05 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Google Maps Beefs Up Its Live Transit Information With Updates For NYC, DC And Salt Lake City
One of the things that’s frustrating about Apple’s Maps is that you don’t get the integrated transit information that’s the lifeblood of living in a place like New York City or...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Google Ventures' Karim Faris
Ask A VC is back this week with Google Ventures' general partner Karim Faris. As you may remember, you can submit questions for our guests either in the comments or here and well ask them during the s...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Pokki Game Network Launches At GDC, Bringing Traditional Download Channels To Web-Based Games
Pokki, the web-to-desktop game conversion service from SweetLabs, has focused on web-based games and apps to the desktop, sort of like apps like Fluid do with site-specific browsers, but with a centra...
07:21 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Fosbury Goes Beyond Apple Passbook Pass Creation, Making It Easy To Manage, Distribute & Track Campaigns, Too
Fosbury, a new startup helping companies design iOS Passbook campaigns, is launching its online DIY design and distribution platform today, which is being made available on a pay-as-you go basis. Alth...
07:12 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch MakerBot To Enable Gamers To 3D-Print Their Own OUYA Android Console Cases
MakerBot and OUYA announced a partnership today that will allow gamers to print their own OUYA game console cases at home. The partnership will see OUYA create 3D design files for Thingiverse.com, Mak...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Targeting Game Developers, Mobile Gift Card Platform Gyft Launches APIs
Gyft, theTechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012finalist working to bring the plastic gift card industry to mobile, is today announcing the general availability of its APIs, which allow developers to integrate Gyf...
06:56 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch InMobi Launches App Publish, An Android App Distribution Platform Covering Hundreds Of Stores; Puts Its Metaflow Acquisition To Work
Mobile advertising network InMobi today took one more step in its bid to be a one-stop shop for developers' app marketing needs, in the process taking advantage of the massive fragmentation that exist...
06:56 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch InMobi Launches App Publish, An Android App Distribution Platform Covering 130+ Stores; Puts Its Metaflow Acquisition To Work
Mobile advertising network InMobi today took one more step in its bid to be a one-stop shop for developers' app marketing needs, in the process taking advantage of the massive fragmentation that exist...
06:44 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix Goes Sci-Fi With Its Next Original Series, Sense8
Hot on the heels of Netflix's original series House Of Cards, the company hasannounced that it will release a new sci-fi TV series to the platform called Sense8. The show is being developed under the ...
06:37 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Qualcomm's Got The Cash And The Market Share, But All It Really Wants Is To Be Noticed
Pool little Qualcomm: $100 billion in market cap but nobody knows your name. At least that's the song the company is singing in a new MIT Technology Review article today, which features Qualcomm Chief...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Centzy Raises $1.6M Seed Round From Cowboy Ventures, Founder Collective, Lightbank & Others To Bring Offline Biz Data To Web & Mobile
Centzy, a local search startup which is putting prices, store hours, ratings and specials for convenience-oriented businesses online, is today announcing $1.6 million in seed funding from Cowboy Ventu...
05:27 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Facebookers Go Red To Support Marriage Equality
Notice a little extra red in the blue sea of Facebook the past couple of days? That's a new picture shared by the Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy group for LGBT individuals and their allies, which ...
05:19 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Crowdfunding, Micro-Patronage, and the Future of Free Software
The "free" in Free Software refers to "freedom", rather than cost. It is largely a happy coincidence that Free Software is available gratis. Copyleft licensing certainly helps, but there's no overarch...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Expands X-Ray Feature To TV Shows On Kindle Fire With Data From IMDb
Amazon just announced that it is adding its X-Ray feature to TV shows. The feature already worked with movies thanks to data from IMDb, but the company will now use this very same data for other video...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Expands X-Ray Feature To TV Shows On Kindle Fire And Wii U With Data From IMDb
Amazon just announced that it is adding its X-Ray feature to TV shows. The feature already worked with movies thanks to data from IMDb, but the company will now use this very same data for other video...
05:13 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Will Release Windows Blue Public Preview At Build Conference In June
Microsoft will be releasing an initial public preview release of Windows Blue, its next-generation desktop operating system, at its annual Build developer conference in late June, according to a new r...
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch B&N Sweetens The Deal For Windows 8 Users With Free Nook Books And Magazines
Barnes & Noble content and tablet subsidiary Nook Media, part-owned by Microsoft specifically to help boost content for its new Windows 8 platform, today put some of that strategy into action: it ...
05:05 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Tidemark Launches Storylines, A Way To Tell A Story About A Company With Design And Infographic Style Visuals
Tidemark is launching a new service today that provides a visual way to view a company's performance. The SaaS platform provides a way to see data that in many ways borrows from the infographic style ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Click & Grow Turns To Kickstarter To Seed Its 2nd Gen Smart Herb Garden
Another established hardware startup is turning to Kickstarter to help fund its next wares. This time it's the turn of Click & Grow, maker of the smart garden that lets you grow a plant indoors wi...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's Maveron Doubles Down On Seed Investments In Consumer Startups
Maveron, the VC firm founded by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Dan Levitan, is doubling down on seed investments. The firm, which has offices in both Seattle and San Francisco, has been making a few...
04:12 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Appears In Court In China To Defend Against Siri Patent Infringement Claim
Apple is in court again in China, defending another of its products from attack based on pre-existing claims from a Chinese company. This time around it's Siri, Apple's virtual assistant, that has lan...
04:09 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry's Android Bet Is Paying Off
BlackBerry's App World now touts 100,000 BB10 applications. An impressive number for a platform just months old. But out of those 100,000 applications, roughly 20% are Android apps, simply ported over...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch IDC: Tablet Sales Grew 78.4% YoY In 2012 - Expected To Pass Desktop Sales In 2013, Portable PCs In 2014
Strong growth in tablet sales is helping to drive overall growth in the global smart connected device market, according to analyst IDC. The analyst notes that market expansion last year was "largely d...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch With 6M Users, Hot Social Ecommerce Startup Wanelo Is Seeing 8M Products Saved Every Day
Wanelo, the hot social ecommerce startup that is reportedly raising new funding at a valuation north of $100 million, joined us in the TechCrunch TV studio to talk about how the company is NOT a Pinte...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Meograph Adds Paid Licenses As It Looks To Push Its Adobe For Everyone Into The Classroom
Leybovich and long-time friend Francis Escuadro founded Meograph last year with the goal of creating an "Adobe for everybody" -- to let anybody create four-dimensional digital stories without having t...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Moovweb Raises $16M To Help Businesses Bring Their Web Content To Mobile
Moovweb, a startup that offers technology for companies to build and maintain their mobile presence, just announced that it has raised $16 million in its first round of institutional funding.The fundi...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Demandbase Raises $15M More From Scale, Adobe And Others For B2B Marketing Software
Demandbase, a company that develops B2B marketing software, has raised $15 million in new financing led by Scale Venture Partners with participation by existing investors Sigma Partners, Altos Venture...
03:13 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Boxee TV Update Adds Vudu 3D Content And DLNA Streaming From Computers And Mobile Devices
Boxee TV has a new firmware update making its way out to its connected set-top boxes this week, which includes a number of big improvements including the addition of DLNA streaming. Spotted by GigaOM,...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Received The Most Mobile Patents In 2012, Now Leads The World Overall
Samsung lost out big to Apple last year in a mobile patent blowout in the U.S., but it's been slowly building up an arsenal of patents that potentially will keep it from falling into the same situatio...
02:56 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Photobook-Maker SoSocio Raises $600k Second Round Funding To Grow Its Reach In Europe, Prepare For U.S. Push
Dutch startup SoSocio has raised $600,000 in second round funding from a European consortium of private investors to expand the reach of its Facebook Photobook application. The app lets users create d...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Payleven, The Samwers' SquarePayPal Rival, Ramps Up Security With FSA Authorization, MasterCard mPOS Scheme
There is no single mobile payment company in Europe that has reached the scale and stature that Square has in the U.S., where the Jack Dorsey-led startup processed $1 billion in transactions in 2012. ...
12:50 pm GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Audioair Wants To Unlock Audio From Muted TVs Everywhere And Give Your Local Bar A New Way To Advertise
If you've ever been in a sports bar with your friends to watch a big game, you've likely run into the "muting" problem. While the bar may have two dozen TVs, each might be playing a different game, an...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch iStockphoto Founder Returns To Stock Photography With Stocksy, A Co-op That Puts Artists (And Quality) Before Profits
With the launch of Stocksy this week, Bruce Livingstone is officially taking another shot at building a digital stock photography service. His last attempt, iStockphoto, which he founded in 2000, has ...
09:15 am GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Study Shows Censorship On Sina Weibo Is A Sophisticated' And Very Speedy Operation
Known as the Twitter of China, Sina Weibo is also infamous in the West for the number of high profile users who have had tweets censored, including Kai-fu Lee. The former head of Google China, who was...
08:01 am GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Ooyala Launches Discovery Guide For Personalized Channels, Hook Plugin For Android Mobile Video Viewing
Video distribution platform Ooyala wants to get more people watching more video on more devices. That's it's job, right? Well, ahead of NAB, the company is launching a couple of features that will hel...
06:27 am GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch A Leaner, Stronger, More Modest Y Combinator
"This is way better." That was the prevailing sentiment at today's Y Combinator Demo Day where 47 fresh startups strutted their stuff for investors. Compared to the 65 demos a year ago and tedious 75 ...
06:06 am GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Creator Rob Thomas Calls The Veronica Mars Kickstarter Campaign A Guinea Pig For Cult TV Shows
After the initial success of the Kickstarter campaign for a movie based on the TV show Veronica Mars (with a goal of $2 million, it has currently raised $3.9, and there are still 17 days to go), I had...
05:53 am GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Russia's Growth Leads Yuri Milner Back As Ostrovok Takes $25M From General Catalyst, Accel and Others
It's often difficult to discern the mind of Yuri Milner. Despite building his investments out of Russia initially, he hasn't invested in a startup there for over there years. What's luring him back? N...
05:43 am GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch North Korea Cuts Off 3G Access For Foreign Visitors Just Weeks After Allowing It
Just weeks after first allowing foreign visitors to access 3G networks, North Korea has reportedly cut off mobile Internet service for short-term tourists, reports North Korea Tech (h/t Tech In Asia),...
05:43 am GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Forecast, The Web App That Has Web App Developers Drooling
Anyone remember the last time I said "Wow! Look at how pretty this web app is!"? Because I don't. At least, not before this morning when I saw Forecast....
05:17 am GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Badgeville Gamifies Salesforce Platform Toolkit To Drive Behavior, Increase Use Of Cloud Apps
Badgeville today launched a toolkit on the Salesforce Platform that is designed to get people more engaged in using online apps. The new toolkitputs a Salesforce Force.com wrapper around Badgevilles A...
05:00 am GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch The New Flipboard Lets You Create Your Own Mobile Magazine, Adds Search, Etsy And More
TechCrunch is like most other publications founded before 2011 in that our readers have gone mobile way faster than our products have.In 2010, 10 percent of our readers were reading us from mobile dev...
03:10 am GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Zendesk New iPad App Made For Simple Customer Service Tasks, Built For Mountains, Enhanced For Couches
Zendesk has released its first iPad app whose features reflect an approach that puts a premium on development and a focus on apps native to the iOS platform.And it is built for mountains and enhanced ...
03:10 am GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Zendesk's New iPad App Is Made For Simple Customer Service Tasks, Built For Mountains And Enhanced For Couches
Zendesk has released its first iPad app whose features reflect an approach that puts a premium on development and a focus on apps native to the iOS platform.And it is built for mountains and enhanced ...
02:46 am GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Web Services Launches CloudHSM, A Dedicated Hardware Security Appliance For Managing Cryptographic Keys
Amazon just announced the launch of CloudHSM, a new service that provides Amazon Web Services users who need to meet corporate, contractual and regulatory compliance requirements for data security a w...
02:32 am GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch WordPress.com Has Imported 15M Posts In The Last 30 Days, Remains A Top Safe Haven For Nomad Bloggers
Here’s a familiar scenario: You’ve become bored with the current blogging platform you’re on or it decides to shut down like Posterous didafterTwitter acquired it.What do you do with...
02:16 am GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch The Top 7 Startups From Y Combinator's Winter '13 Demo Day
Y Combinator was tougher to get into than ever this season, and the quality showed on stage. 33 startups presented on the record at the incubator's Winter 2013 Demo Day today. Picking the most promisi...
02:16 am GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch's Picks: The Top 7 Startups From Y Combinator's W13 Demo Day
Y Combinator was tougher to get into than ever this season, and the quality showed on stage. 33 startups presented on the record at the incubator's Winter 2013 Demo Day today. Picking the most promisi...
02:09 am GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Women Make Up 10% Of Founders In Y Combinator's Current Class
Y Combinator's Winter 2013 Demo Day is a scaled back affair in many ways -- 47 startups are graduating at today's event, down significantly from the 84-startup Summer 2012 class and the 66-startup Win...
01:59 am GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Visual Identity Platform Vizify Launches Out Of Beta, Now Lets You Share Graphics Via Social Media Cards
The Portland-based Vizify came out of TechStars' accelerator in 2011 with the goal of helping everyday people turn their personal data -- the stuff that's fragmented across scores of profiles, network...
01:52 am GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator Winter 2013 Demo Day, Batch 2: Meet Lollipuff, Goldbely, And More
Y Combinator Demo Day, where 47 startups are taking the stage to pitch investors and press, continues to roll along. Here are short descriptions of the second group of presenting companies (the descri...
01:36 am GMT - Wed, March 27, 2013
Techcrunch The Pint-Sized Fuel' Phone Charger Is As Useful As It Is Adorable
Most of us have faced that sense of dread that comes when our phones lay drained and dysfunctional right when we need them the most. Sure, we could beat ourselves up for not charging them as long as w...
11:56 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Dungeons & Dragons Coming To iOS Later This Year As Wizards Of The Coast Teams Up With Playdek
A new partnership between mobile game publisher Playdek and Wizards of the Coast, famed creator of Magic: The Gathering and other tabletop games will bring Dungeons & Dragons to the iPhone, iPad a...
11:37 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Paul Graham Says Y Combinator Is Pickier Than Ever, With Hardly Any' Bad Startups In Current Batch
Before the pitches kicked off at today's Y Combinator Demo Day, partner Paul Graham said the incubator was stricter than ever when selecting the current batch there are 47 companies demonstrating tod...
11:23 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator Winter 2013 Demo Day, Batch 1: Meet Wevorce, FlightCar, Thalmic, And More
It's Demo Day time once again for Y Combinator, the startup incubator that has become a Silicon Valley institution since shaping its first class of startups back in 2005. A handful of us TechCrunch wr...
11:18 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Google Analytics Now Makes It Easier To Track Inbound Links And Stats From Its Social Hub Partners
Google today announced that it has redesigned some of Google Analytics‘ social reports to make it easier for publishers to see when they get inbound links from other sites. The update also makes...
11:07 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Walmart Follows Amazon's Lead, Starts Testing Locker Delivery In Retail Stores
Shipping things to your house is so 2011, so companies like Amazon are setting up physical lockers for you to pick your online orders up from. Today, Walmart has announced that they’re testing a...
11:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Havok Announces Project Anarchy, A Totally Free Engine For 3D Mobile Games
Even if you've got no idea what the Havok engine is, you've probably seen it before. Name a best-selling video game, and the odds that it's using Havok in one way or another are pretty huge.This morni...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Now Hosts 250M Monthly Gamers, Paid Out $2B To Devs In 2012
Facebook stood loud and tall at today's Gaming Developers Conference, revealing that around 200 games on Facebook.com boast more than 1 million active users. Plus, more than $2 billion was paid out to...
10:37 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Announces Its Next Build Developer Conference: June 26-28 In San Francisco
Build is Microsoft’s developer conference for its Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Server and Azure platforms and the company just announced that Build 2013 will take place June 26-28 at San Fran...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Add Bluetooth To Any Speaker With The Vamp, A Mobile Receiver With High-Quality Sound
The Jambox (or its many equivalents) is fine, but I much prefer the experience of visiting second-hand shops around the city in hopes of finding a tower speaker relic that smells musty but still has a...
09:55 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Radio Startup Jelli Wins Patent On Crowd-Controlled Broadcasting
Jelli, the radio startup offering local stations tools that allow their listener base to control the music selection and playlists, has just been awarded a patent on the concept of user-controlled bro...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Simpler Raises $1.2M From Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, Khosla To Make Employee Onboarding Paperless
Simpler, a new startup that wants to disrupt employee onboarding, is launching today and announcing $1.25 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, SV Angel, Data ...
09:19 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Google To Send Out Invites To Its Glass Explorer Program Over The Next Few Days, No Word On When It Plans To Ship Them
Google just announced that it will send out invitations in the next few days to those who participated in its #ifihadglass campaign. Later this week, it will contact those who had the best ideas throu...
09:09 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch T-Mobile's Uncarrier Pricing Isn't So Different From The Contract Devil You Already Know
T-Mobile held a special event today to announce the death of the contract, with the carrier moving to a new model where customers purchase their own phone and are under no obligation to stick with the...
09:06 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Zillow Rentals For Android Now Features Google's 3D Maps And Spanish-Language Support
Zillow today launched the latest version of its Rentals mobile app for Android. The app includes a number of new features, such as integrated 3D maps from Google, but it also marks the company’s...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch After Serving Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rides, Lyft Acqui-Hires Cherry Operations Team, Plans Launch In Seattle
After serving two markets in California, ride-sharing startup Lyft is getting serious about expansion into other markets. To do so, the company has acqui-hired the operations team behind Cherry, the o...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Burn Note Comes Back With A Vengeance, Aims To Protect Your Private Messages With New Mobile Apps
Way back in January 2012, a service called Burn Note launched, aiming to protect your private messages by destroying them after a certain period of time. Right around the same time, the concept of eph...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Expands FBX Retargeted Ads, Based On Your Online Browsing, From Sidebar To News Feed
Last year Facebook tested out and then launched Facebook Exchange ads in its right-hand column, a way for advertisers to market themselves to users based on those users' online browsing habits, using ...
08:35 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch John Donahoe, eBay President And CEO, To Take The Disrupt NY Stage
We're pleased to announce John Donahoe, President and CEO of eBay, as a Disrupt NY speaker. Under his tutelage, eBay and its subsidiary PayPal have grown tremendously, with both companies expecting to...
08:10 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch $25 Raspberry Pi Model A Now Shipping In Asia, After Landing In Europe Last Month - Heading Stateside Soon
The $25 Model A Raspberry Pi has gone on sale in Asia, following its launch in Europe last month -- suggesting a U.S. landing can't be too far off for the most affordable of the Pi Foundation's two lo...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins Heads To LA; Partners With USC And United Talent Agency For New Startup Accelerator
Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins is creating a new presence in L.A., announcing a partnership today with the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering and Un...
07:46 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch T-Mobile Details LTE Deployment Plans And Intent To Cover 200M Americans By End Of 2013
T-Mobile has announced its first LTE coverage areas today, with a network that launches in seven cities today, including Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose and Washington DC...
07:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch T-Mobile Will Sell The iPhone On April 12 For $99 Down
The iPhone has been make-or-break for carriers. AT&T had exclusivity for a while, hurting Verizon and Sprint until they got their hands on the iconic device. But T-Mobile is still in the dark, eve...
07:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch T-Mobile Will Sell The iPhone On April 12 For $99 Down, Twenty $20 Monthly Payments
The iPhone has been make-or-break for carriers. AT&T had exclusivity for a while, hurting Verizon and Sprint until they got their hands on the iconic device. But T-Mobile is still in the dark, eve...
07:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch T-Mobile Will Sell The iPhone On April 12 For $99 Down, $20 Monthly Payments For 2 Years
The iPhone has been make-or-break for carriers. AT&T had exclusivity for a while, hurting Verizon and Sprint until they got their hands on the iconic device. But T-Mobile is still in the dark, eve...
07:11 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Reminder: Last Chance To Register For Hardware Alley
I love hardware. That's why I want you guys to bring some of the coolest hardware projects imaginable to Disrupt NYthisyear. That's why I want you guys in our Hardware Alley. And now time is running o...
07:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch CreativeLive Founder Chase Jarvis Talks Online Education, Entrepreneurship & Why His Startup Stands Out [TCTV]
Joining what is a newly-hot space within education -- those offering massively open online courses (a.k.a. MOOCs), from Khan Academy to Coursera and Lynda.com -- CreativeLIVE wants to bring quality on...
07:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Planspot Aims To Take The Pain Out Of Event Marketing
Following a soft launch in its native Netherlands back in October, Planspot -- described as an all-in-one event marketing tool -- is seeing its official International push today, including the U.S., n...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Embedly Now Goes Beyond Embedding With New Products Extract & Display For Making Sense Of Links & Resizing Images
Embedly, the Y Combinator-backed content embedding service used by Yammer, bit.ly, 37Signals, Storify, Reddit, Kickstarter, SoundCloud, and others, is today extending its platform to include two new p...
06:33 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Tweekaboo, A Family Moment Sharing System, Has An Eye On Asia
As we raise a generation of extroverted over-sharers, some are making tools that ensure that our private moments - baby's first steps, junior's tumble down the ski hill - remain private. Take Tweekabo...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Plays Up Asha's Smartphone Cred With New Premium Developer Program
Nokia's Asha line of less-expensive smartphones (or high-end feature phones), not developed on Microsoft's Windows Phone but Nokia's own proprietary OS, is getting a new boost of attention today. The ...
05:50 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch OpenDNS Raises Cash From Sutter Hill Ventures As It Looks To Build Out Enterprise Network Security As A Service
Fast growing enterprise network security company OpenDNS is announcing a new investment this morning, raising an undisclosed amount of Series B funding from Sutter Hill Ventures. New managing partner ...
05:31 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Language Startup Babbel Closes $10M Series B Funding To Expand Globally, Build Team
Things are moving fast in the world of Babbel, the language learning startup out of Germany which has been scaling its international presence since we first started covering them back in 2009. Today B...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Yandex Adds English UI To Its Translation App To Widen Its International Appeal
Yandex, Russia's 'homegrown Google', is adding an English interface to its Yandex.Translate app for iOS, along with support for more language translation pairs, in order to widen the app's appeal and ...
05:07 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Full Value Of Mobile Calculator To Help Businesses Measure Online And Offline Impact Of Mobile Marketing
The market for mobile advertising is forecast to reach $11.4 billion this year on the back of explosive growth in smartphones and tablets, but companies like Google, currently the world leader in mobi...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Insync, A Google Drive Client For Power Users & Businesses, Exits Beta With Pro Features & Pricing Plans
Insync, a startup offering an advanced, business-focused alternative to the Google Drive desktop client, is today taking the service out of a beta with a 1.0 release for Mac and Windows users. The upd...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Pocket Introduces Publisher Tools And Analytics To Extend Content Life With Its 8.5M-Strong Audience
Pocket, the save-for-later service that evolved from ReadItLater, is introducing new publisher tools today, including a way to see how content saved to the platform is performing, a button that publis...
04:06 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch CamBoard Pico Demos What Kind Of Gesture Control Your Next Computer Could Have Built-In
CamBoard Pico is German firm pmdtec's next-generation gesture input reference device. We showed you before what it could potentially do to change the computer interface, and now there are a couple of ...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Europe Wants To Slash $77B Off Broadband Rollouts By Cutting Red Tape And Requiring High Speed Links In All New Builds
The European Commission wants half of the region's households to have Internet connections of 100Mbps or more by 2020, with minimum connections of 30Mbps for everyone; so today it kicked off one part ...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Patents Battery-Saving Multi-Touch Displays That Don't Need To Be Active To Work
Apple was granted a patent Tuesday by the USPTO that describes a system for implementing multi-touch in a mobile device even when there the display itself isn't actively showing any images. It's a nea...
03:24 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Icann Launches Trademark Clearing House So Brands Can Pay To Register Their Marks Ahead Of The New .Brands TLD Era
Another step along the long road of ICANN expanding the number of sanctioned top-level web domain names: it has launched a Trademark Clearing House to create a "foundation mechanism for brands to prot...
03:02 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Fitocracy's 1M Users, Including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Are More Engaged Than Any Other Social Network Besides Facebook
As quantified self devices and services come into their own, gamified social fitness tracker Fitocracy has found itself smack dab in the middle of a movement. But alas! The YC-backed company isn't sho...
02:39 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch As Reports Swirl Around Spotify's Video Ambitions, It Inks An Integration Deal With LG For Media Players And Other Smart Devices
No, Spotify has not just officially announced a reported move into video services, but the music streaming startup is continuing to put itself into the same places where video is. Today, Spotify annou...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Founded By Early oDesk Employees, Freelancer Marketplace Rev.com Raises $4.5 Million Series A
Rev.com, a freelancer marketplace founded by early oDesk employees, is today announcing $4.5 million in Series A funding led by Venky Ganesan of Globespan Capital Partners. Alsoparticipatingin the rou...
12:55 pm GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch BBC Study Confirms Tablets' Growing Role In TV Consumption, But Also That TV Remains Supreme
Companies like Google, Twitter and Nielsen -- who respectively make money from digital advertising, want to make a lot more from digital ads, and get paid to provide data to justify ads online and off...
09:33 am GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga CIO Debra Chrapaty Named Nirvanix CEO, Sees Analytics Play For Storage Company, Continued Rivalry With AWS
Zynga CIO DebraChrapaty has a new job as the CEO at Nirvanix, the Khosla Ventures backed enterprise storage company that she expects to further compete with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and extend into t...
08:31 am GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Pressure Increases On Michael Dell As Carl Icahn Mulls Tie-Up With Blackstone In Bid For PC Company
Carl Icahn has said he is open to a partnership with Blackstone Group in a move that could make it easier for the rival investors to overtake Michael Dell's $24.4 billion buyout bid for the company he...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Yelp Announces A New Revenue Estimator' For Small Businesses
Yelp is announcing a new feature intended to highlight and quantify the value that the listing and review site provides for small businesses.A company spokesperson told me the feature is important for...
07:46 am GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Bug Disintegrates Facebook Comments And Like Counts Across The Web, But Fix Will Restore Them Soon
Facebook has confirmed to TechCrunch that a new bug has temporarily reset Like counts and comment threads on sites sporting its Like buttons and Comments plugin. Luckily, all the counts and comments s...
07:46 am GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Bug Kills Facebook Comments And Like Counts Across The Web, But Fix Will Restore Them Soon
Facebook has confirmed to TechCrunch that a new bug has temporarily reset Like counts and comment threads on sites sporting its Like buttons and Comments plugin. Luckily, all the counts and comments s...
06:52 am GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Fingerprints Instead Of Credit Cards? YC-Backed PayTango Aims To Make Payments Work Through Biometrics
As a mechanism for payment, the credit card remains just as hardy as ever. It has so far defied the threat of mobile phones, and less plausibly, QR codes, among many other forms of payment. One YC-bac...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Crowd Surfing The Zombie Apocalypse, Or, Why Spotify's TV Ad Is So Creepy We Made A Parody
I love you Spotify, but you're freaking me out. Today you showed off your first television commercial. It's supposed to introduce the mainstream world to the wonder of listening to almost any song eve...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Crowd Surfing The Zombie Apocalypse, Or Why Spotify's TV Ad Is So Creepy We Made A Parody
I love you Spotify, but you're freaking me out. Today you showed off your first television commercial. It's supposed to introduce the mainstream world to the wonder of listening to almost any song eve...
05:08 am GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch With $6.5M In Tow, Bina Technologies Wants To Bring Big Data Insight To Genomic Sequencing
Once unfathomably expensive, thanks to scientific and technological advances, the cost of genome sequencing for your average Joe is dropping fast on its way to a big, historical benchmark: The $1,000 ...
05:08 am GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch With $6.25M In Tow, Bina Technologies Wants To Bring Big Data Insight To Genomic Sequencing
Once unfathomably expensive, thanks to scientific and technological advances, the cost of genome sequencing for your average Joe is dropping fast on its way to a big, historical benchmark: The $1,000 ...
04:02 am GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch You're Doing It Wrong, BlackBerry
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins recently confirmed with CNET that the company would launch a midtier device yet this year and an "exciting" new flagship device could launch around the holidays. "It [the...
03:04 am GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Internet Borked? The Amazing Jellybean Resets It All In The Right Order With One Button Press (Or Over Bluetooth)
A few years ago, I received a panicked phone call from a friend I hadn't heard from in months. His Internet connection was on the fritz, and he had a huge project due the next morning. He'd called his...
01:52 am GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On So What's The Big Deal About Big Data? [TCTV]
The new book, Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think- written by Oxford University professor Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and The Economist journalist Ken Cukier - is the d...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Big Moment For Vine As First Wolverine Movie Footage Comes Via 6-Second Tweaser Instead Of Trailer
Vine's ready for its close-up. The first footage of new Marvel comics superhero film The Wolverine was released today through a Vine "tweaser" tweeted by director James Mangold. That's a big departure...
01:21 am GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Google Adds Trail Maps For 100 Additional Ski Resorts To Google Maps
Winter is almost over, but that isn’t stopping Google from expanding its list of ski runs on Google Maps. Just over a month after its last update, Google today announced that it has added trail ...
12:47 am GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator Company BitNami Makes Deeper Move On Booming App Store Market
BitNami,a Y Combinator company, has announced that it will focus more on being an app store for server software. The goal is to provide customers with a Google Play or Apple App Store experience that ...
12:29 am GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Why Startups Are Beating Carriers (Or The Curious Case Of The Premium SMS Horoscope Service & The Lack Of Customer Consent)
Any startups out there seeking to build a business by setting out to confuse as many users as possible with overly complex pricing structures, while tricking those who can't afford the full-fat servic...
12:07 am GMT - Tue, March 26, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Holding A Mobile-Focused Platform Event April 2 To Discuss Exciting New Features, No Press Allowed
Twitter has released an open invite to a developer press event it's holding April 2 on its dedicated developer website today. The event is mobile-focused, Twitter says, and will take place at Twitter ...
11:17 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Verification Has More To Do With Being Good At Twitter Than With Identity
Twitter has done a great job at keeping the whole "blue badge" verification process a mystery. If curiosity eats away at you like it does me, you're in luck. A new video from comedians Hari and Ashok ...
11:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Looks Like Those 1M Mystery BlackBerry 10 Devices Went To A Verizon Distributor
BlackBerry delivered one of the world's most mysterious press releases a short time ago when it revealed that it had sold a cool 1 million BB10 devices to an unnamed partner, but now it looks like som...
11:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch On-Demand Car Service Uber Finally Embraces Microsoft With A New Windows Phone App
I'm a little embarrassed to admit how reliant I've become on Uber when I'm traveling -- most regular cab drivers seem to find me terribly repellant -- but now the service is now is working to expand i...
10:49 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch NASDAQ's Glitch Cost Facebook Investors ~$500M. It Will Pay Out Just $62M. IPO Elsewhere.
When Twitter or Dropbox go public, they should remember May 18th. The SEC has just approved NASDAQ's pay out of $62 million to investors burned when the stock exchange's trading systems broke down dur...
10:13 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Bait Car: How Hollywood Has Found A New Way To Make Money
Paul (not his real name) has never seen the movie The Divide. He's a horror buff and sometimes tries to find odd and decidedly bad flicks to watch with his wife. The Divide would have fit the bill. It...
10:12 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Rolls Out Replies And Threaded Comments On Page Posts And Popular Profiles
Facebook today is rolling out two more features for Pages used by brands and businesses and public Profiles for individuals with more than 10,000 followers: it is adding replies and threaded comments....
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Tasktop Offers Open-Source Effort To Link And Sync The API Economy
The complexity of connecting tools in this new API economy is getting compounded by the inability to link this new breed of services so people can talk in context about the code. Application developme...
09:43 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch The Right Tool For The Job
The mobile phone is today's PC, but not necessarily in the way you think. They've reached a pleasant plateau hardware-wise, and are poised for a diversification movement like the PC faced in the early...
09:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch The Series A Bottleneck Grows Tighter, Fenwick Survey Shows
While the number of seed financing deals has ballooned over the last few years as the cost of starting a company has fallen, the pace of Series A venture deals hasn’t kept up. Now it looks like ...
09:22 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Job Search App Proven Now Allows Users To Create Resumes Using Only Their Smartphone
Proven, an Andreessen Horowitz-backed mobile app which allows users to apply to jobs from their smartphone, has now rolled out an update to its Android version (iOS to follow) that introduces a way fo...
09:09 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Let's Hear It For New York Disrupt NY 2013 Hackathon Tickets Now Available
In mere weeks, the TC juggernaut rolls into New York for Disrupt, and that means were going to be giving hackers all over the East Coast (and beyond) an epic platform to show just how amazing their te...
09:08 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Sherpa Gets $1.1M From Google Ventures, A16Z, & More For Location-Aware Predictive Intelligence iOS App
Sherpa, a stealthy startup that has built a personalized predictive intelligence app for the iPhone that's powered by your location data and other personal information, is announcing today that it has...
08:40 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Nik Collection, A $149 Bundle Of Nik Software's Plugins For Photoshop, Lightroom And Aparture
When Google acquired Nik Software, the development shop behind the popular Snapseed mobile photography app, it wasn’t clear what Google’s plans for Nik’s other products was. Today, G...
08:40 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Nik Collection, A $149 Bundle Of Nik Software's Plugins For Photoshop, Lightroom And Aperture
When Google acquired Nik Software, the development shop behind the popular Snapseed mobile photography app, it wasn’t clear what Google’s plans for Nik’s other products were. Today, ...
08:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Google+ Gets A Mobile Refresh With Photo Editing, Post Tweaks, Location And Community Controls
Today, Google has announced a mobile refresh for Google+, for Android and iOS, that includes some of the functionality that has come out for the desktop over the past few months. Both versions wi...
08:11 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch FAA Likely To Ease In-Flight Gadget Rules, After Protracted Study Of Obvious Safety
The federal government is reportedly going to allow passengers to use electronics during takeoff, after an internal study inevitably finds that an unattended Kindle cannot plunge a jetliner to its fie...
07:52 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Digg Hints Its Google Reader Replacement Will Go Beyond RSS Alone To Include Content From Social Media, HN, Reddit & More
Digg today responded to early user feedback about its plans for a Google Reader replacement announced earlier this month, saying that it has narrowed down incoming requests to four key points: keep it...
07:51 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches TV White Spaces Trial In South Africa
Google's first trial to use the unused channels in the broadcast TV spectrum to provide wireless broadband access launched in 2010 in Logan, Ohio. Since then, Google has shown a lot of interest in thi...
07:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Mozilla Announces Firefox OS App Workshops, Along With Free Preview Phones For Attendees
Mozilla has announced a new workshop series designed to help spark interest in app development for the forthcoming Firefox OS, with the first three to take place in Madrid, Spain on April 20; Bogot, C...
07:17 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft's Windows Blue Gets A Video Demo, Borrows More Tricks From Windows Phone
Windows Phone Blue, Microsoft's upcoming update for Windows Phone 8, popped a minor leak over the weekend, but now Tom Warren over at the Verge has had a chance to go hands-on with an early version of...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn's New Search Aims For More Engagement With Autocomplete, Unified Results And Improved Alerts
Professional social network LinkedIn today is announcing an upgrade to its search features -- one of the first big overhauls that the search function has had in years, with new features including impr...
06:47 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Greenlights Zombieland, A New Amazon Studios Show Based On The Movie By The Same Name
Continuing its investment in original content, Amazon today announced it is greenlighting "Zombieland," a new comedy series based on the Columbia Pictures movie of the same name, which will be made av...
06:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Nintendo Amazingly Gets Worse At Marketing Just In Time For Plummeting Wii U Sales
Perhaps poor marketing is holding back Wii U sales for Nintendo. As Spike TV's GTTV host Geoff Keighley noted on Twitter, a new campaign from Nintendo is using flyers to show just how awesome the Wii ...
06:18 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Thermodo Reveals New Stretch Goals, Outside Developer Support And Backer Reward Levels
Tiny smartphone thermometer accessory Thermodo is on a funding roll, and it hopes to keep things going with new backer levels that it has shared exclusively with TechCrunch. Two new colorways are in d...
05:44 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest Store Platform ShopInterest Extends Free Beta, Launches Affiliate Network For SMB Sellers
ShopInterest, the 500 Startups-backed e-commerce site that lets you sell from your Pinterest boards, is announcing plans to extend its beta period by six more months while it gets its SMB-focused sell...
05:32 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Nook To Offer In-App Purchases By The First Half Of April Through Fortumo Partnership
The Barnes & Noble Nook isn't doing amazingly well by most accounts, including a recently introduced giveaway program from the company itself that isn't quite (but sure resembles) a fire sale. Now...
05:26 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Evernote 5 Lands On Android With Updated Camera, UI Tweaks
Evernote has just updated its Android app to version 5.0, the same update that recently hit both iOS and Mac OS X. The update brings with it an updated UI, as well as a number of new features such as ...
05:23 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Oracle Buys Tekelec To Move Closer To Carriers And Their Overstretched Data Networks
Oracle continues on its acquisition trail to build out a more full-service operation targeting the carrier market. Today it announced that it would acquire Tekelec, a provider of network signaling, po...
05:02 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo! Continues To Attack Mobile, Buys News Gathering And Delivery Startup Summly, App Will Close
Yahoo! has picked up the pace on pretty much everything since Marissa Mayer became CEO, especially mobile acquisitions. Just five days ago, the company acquired social recommendation company Jybe and ...
04:40 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Tibco Buys Maporama Solutions To Add Geolocation To Its Big Data Analytics
On the heels of Apple buying WifiSLAM for $20 million to improve its indoor geolocation capabilities comes another piece of M&A in the space: Tibco Software, the enterprise software company, has b...
04:40 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Who Needs Original Content? OUYA To Launch With Nintendo 64, SNES And NES Emulation Support
The OUYA Android-based gaming console is getting ready for its debut: the stated beginning shipping date for Kickstarter backers is March 28. At launch, it sill isn't clear exactly how many software t...
04:09 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Shazam Poaches New Product Chief From BBC iPlayer To Lead Its TV Discovery Push
Shazam, the erstwhile exclusively music discovery app that has expanded into TV as a companion app letting users 'tag' TV shows (and ads) to get quick access to a plethora of related content, has toda...
04:05 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch HTC Will Start Being More Vocal About Its Brilliance, Confirms Camera Supply Is Behind HTC One Delay
HTC has revealed that it will finally drop the frankly stupid "Quietly Brilliant" tagline it has been using for the past few years, the WSJ reports, with company marketing chief Benjamin Ho saying the...
03:36 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Docomo Inks Deal With China Mobile To Take Its D Game' Gaming Portal Abroad For The First Time
NTT Docomo, the largest carrier in Japan, is taking one more step into China today. The company announced that it will offer a localized version of its new "d game" gaming service on China Mobile. Thi...
02:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Says VoIP Calling Will Be Added To Its Messenger iOS App In The U.K. Today
Facebook is slowly beefing up the capabilities of its Messenger app as it moves to combat the rise of free VoIP apps like Whatsapp, Viber and Line. Today it's taking another baby step by expanding VoI...
02:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Evernote Looks For Intl Growth, Inks Strategic Partnership With Deutsche Telekom, Starting With 1-Year Premium Accounts In Germany
Evernote, the popular note taking and personal organizer app, today took another step in its strategy to ramp up its international presence, with news that it has inked a strategic partnership with De...
02:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Evernote Looks For Int'l Growth, Inks Strategic Partnership With Deutsche Telekom, Starting With 1-Year Premium Accounts In Germany
Evernote, the popular note taking and personal organizer app, today took another step in its strategy to ramp up its international presence, with news that it has inked a strategic partnership with De...
02:21 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Minecraft Kids' Books Detailed By Publisher Egmont Ahead Of September Launch
Last October, Minecraft creator Mojang followed in the footsteps of Rovio's Angry Birds franchise and inked a deal with specialist children's publisher Egmont -- for book and magazine publishing right...
02:20 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Photo Remixing App Repix Sees 1.5M Downloads In First Week, Instagram Sharing Cited As Viral Driver
The more things change, the more they stay the same. It's 2013, over 20 years since Adobe first released Photoshop for the Macintosh, and here I am writing about a simple, yet seductive, photo editing...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Roll Up, Roll Up! Startups From Brazil, India And Israel, Be A Part Of Disrupt NY 2013
We're fast approaching Disrupt NY, TechCrunch's big conference in the Big Apple taking place April 29-May 1 at the Manhattan Center. This year's event promises to be one of the most international yet,...
10:49 am GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Malaysian Investment Firm Catcha Sets Aside $150M For Asean Startups
Catcha Group, a Malaysia-based investment firm has announced it will invest up to $150 million in Asean-based online businesses over the next five years. The funds will come both from the top as well ...
10:24 am GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Filipino Accelerator IdeaSpace Picks Country's Top 20 Tech Startups
Many of the brighter ideas coming out of tech startups in the Philippines are health-related, with a heavy slant on mobile technologies. Filipino incubator, IdeaSpace just whittled a list of 700 entri...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch SXSW Minus The Mindless Meme
Editor's note: Ethan Kurzweilis aVC at Bessemer Venture Partners.Every year at SXSW, a winning meme emerges thats attached to the latest hot new it company. Years ago it was tweet everything, includin...
08:07 am GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch ZTE Is Betting On China's Nascent 4G Network To Bolster Its Flagging Profitability
ZTE is honing in on increased investment in 4G networks by China’s major telecom operators as it struggles to catch up with domestic rival Huawei Technologies, reports Reuters. ZTE and Huawei ar...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Scenes From Penn State's Startup Week Hackathon
For the past week or so I've been at hanging out at Penn State University for its second annual Startup Week, an educational get-together of startup founders and entrepreneurs spearheaded by Weebly CE...
07:27 am GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Oracle Is Bleeding At The Hands Of Database Rivals
Something is seriously wrong in Larry Land. Oracle does not command absolute control like it once did. You can see what is happening pretty clearly when you review the earnings the company posted last...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Presefy Lets You Control Presentations With Your Phone, No Software Required
Powerpoint presentations. Not once in the history of humanity has someone said “Oh man, I LOVE giving Powerpoint presentations” non-sarcastically. Really, I looked it up. Presefy, a four-m...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch The Social Web Will Help Protect Us From Another Dot-Com Fizzle
You’ve all heard stories about the infamous dot-com bubble burst of the early aughts. It wasn’t pretty, a lot of people lost a lot of money – and their livelihoods to boot. There wil...
06:10 am GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Michael Dell May Lose Control Of PC Maker After Two Competing Buyout Bids Emerge
Dell's board is looking at two surprise takeover bids from Blackstone Group and billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, reports Reuters citing sources close to the discussion. A special committee is...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Albumatic
In a land where entrepreneurs are struggling desperately to integrate location into the worldwide photo-sharing phenomenon, Albumatic may have swooped in just in time. Ventures like Color and others h...
05:23 am GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Prizeo Helps Celebrities Tap Their Fans For Charity Fundraising
Prizeo is a startup aiming to channel celebrities' social media influence into funding for charity.Co-founders Bryan Baum and Leo Seigal are familiar with the fundraising world, having founded the Alo...
05:03 am GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch What If The Google Reader Readers Just Don't Come Back?
If judged by my Twitter stream last week, the shutdown of Google Reader is the biggest story ever in the history of news. Of course, the reality is that Google is likely shutting down the product for ...
04:49 am GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch AWS Reveals In Job Listing It's Launching A New Business, Looks To Be Pushing Deeper Into Mobile
Amazon Web Services believes wholeheartedly that the cloud is the future. And not just the cloud, but the AWS public cloud. As a result, Amazon sees big opportunity for its technology in the enterpris...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Global Impact Challenge Will Award $3M To 4 UK Social Entrepreneurs, With Tim Berners-Lee And Richard Branson Among The Judges
Google, the world's largest search engine and one of the most powerful tech companies around, is now using its muscle to search for something new: social entrepreneurs. Today, the company is announcin...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Wacom Cintiq 22HD Vs. Modbook Pro: Screen Real Estate Takes On Portability For The Digital Artist
Tablets are everywhere these days thanks to the iPad, but they lack a certain finesse necessary for fine digital arts work. That's where longtime players like Wacom and Modbook still excel. Recently, ...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch The TechCrunch Lean In' Roundtable: Full Video And Transcript
This past week, TechCrunch TV was honored to host an intimate roundtable discussion of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new best-selling book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead....
02:00 am GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch This Is Not A Smartwatch
Confession: I have a few storage boxes in the loft containing old but barely used gadgets. Stowed away, still in their boxes, as if waiting for the right time to be brought out like unloved Christmas ...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch Is There Still Hope For Google's Disappeared [email protected] And Nexus Q?
Two years ago, Google’s Vic Gundotra keynoted the company’s 2011 I/O developer conference, and one of the big surprises of the day was the launch of [email protected], Google’s attempt to...
12:02 am GMT - Mon, March 25, 2013
Techcrunch How Facebook Could Fix Its Forgettable New Features
At least Facebook didn't break anything, but the extra feeds and search box it recently launched have yet to drastically improve my experience. The homepage redesign is pretty, but I keep forgetting t...
10:29 pm GMT - Sun, March 24, 2013
Techcrunch West Virginia Lawmaker Seeks To Ban Drivers From Wearing Head Mounted Displays Like Google Glass
I don't see any problem with this.In short, a West Virginia lawmaker wants to make wearing head mounted displays while driving against the law in his state. The devices would join other banned electro...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 24, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: The Dongle Debacle, Game Of Thrones Comes To SF, And Who Wants A Smartwatch?
Happy Sunday! I hope you'll agree with me when I say TGICW (Thank goodness it's CrunchWeek) -- that very special time each week when a few of us writers gather around the TechCrunch TV cameras to shoo...
09:20 pm GMT - Sun, March 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Acquires Indoor GPS Startup WiFiSlam For $20M
The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that Apple has acquired WiFiSlam, an indoor GPS startup that enables smartphones to pinpoint its location -- along with that of your friends -- in realtime u...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 24, 2013
Techcrunch Iterations: We [Lucky] Few
For this week's column, I wanted to write about something entirely different than the normal market trends and product analysis you'd see on "Iterations." When I moved back to California in the middle...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 24, 2013
Techcrunch Foundation Capital's Young Entrepreneur Program Lets Students Become VCs
We sat down Foundation Capital General Partner Paul Holland and one of participants in the firm's Young Entrepreneurs Program, which offers MBA hopefuls and graduate students an opportunity to essenti...
07:49 pm GMT - Sun, March 24, 2013
Techcrunch As Obama Visits The West Bank, Palestinians Reach For Their Tech Startup Future
Sitting in Snobar, a cool bar shaded by fir trees in deepest Ramallah, George Khadder is practically thumping the table as he speaks. A Palestinian who has worked in Silicon Valley, he talks passionat...
06:32 pm GMT - Sun, March 24, 2013
Techcrunch Report: CA Technologies To Buy Enterprise App Deployment And Management Company Nolio For Over $40M
According to Israeli publications The Marker and Calcalist, IT software giant CA Technologies will purchase Israeli app deployment and management company Nolio. The acquisition price has been reported...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 24, 2013
Techcrunch Recent YouTube, Veoh Copyright Infringement Rulings Help To Unpack Safe Harbor Guidelines
Editor's note: Sid Venkatesan is an IP partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.James Freedmanis an associate in Orricks IP group and a recent Stanford Law School graduate.Online content prov...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 24, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: Twas The Night Before GDC
The annual Game Developer's Conference rolls into San Francisco next week. The event is always worth attending if only to see what the future will bring. This year's, more than most, will be a real be...
04:52 pm GMT - Sun, March 24, 2013
Techcrunch Sony Patent Reveals Google Glass Competitor With A Head Mounted Display For Each Eye
Watch out, Google. A recently published patent application reveals that Sony's head mounted display glasses are progressing down the evolutionary path rather nicely. What once amounted to just wide-ey...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 24, 2013
Techcrunch The Crowd's Money Can Dominate Early-Stage Investing, But Only If The VCs Get Their Cut
Editors note:This is the second part of a two-part guest column byZach Noorani.Is angel capital an attractive asset class? Is the crowd capable of being good investors, willing to spend 20-40 hours do...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, March 24, 2013
Techcrunch To Grow Or Die In The Cloud
Editor's note:Byron Deeter is the lead cloud specialist at Bessemer Venture Partners.A few years ago, most people couldnt tell you what the cloud was, let alone anticipate a market in which the sexy, ...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, March 24, 2013
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: Baubles For Your Bike Part 2
Editors note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals.Last week...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, March 24, 2013
Techcrunch The Evolution Of Google Reader Started With A Crash
Editors note:Jason Shellen is aformer Googler and founding product manager of Google Reader. He is now co-founder at Boxer and advisor at Tapedeck.As part of Google's recent announcement that it is sh...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, March 24, 2013
Techcrunch August Capital's David Hornik On How To Find Smart Money' For Your Startup [TCTV]
Startup founders just getting their projects off the ground can be so focused on finding money, period, that they don't think about being choosy about who it comes from. But according to August Capita...
12:17 am GMT - Sun, March 24, 2013
Techcrunch Bloomberg: We're going to have more visibility and less privacy', Drones And Surveillance Coming
“We’re going to have more visibility and less privacy. I don’t see how you stop that,” admitted New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, in a surprisingly candid interview about...
12:17 am GMT - Sun, March 24, 2013
Techcrunch Bloomberg: We're Going To Have More Visibility And Less Privacy,' Drones And Surveillance Coming
“We’re going to have more visibility and less privacy. I don’t see how you stop that,” admitted New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a surprisingly candid interview about t...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch (Web) Sandcastles Made Of Sand
If there is one sliver lining in the Google Reader shutdown that has enraged the blogosphere (OK fine, the tech blogosphere), it's the fact that Google offers a way for Reader users to export their RS...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch (Web) Castles Made Of Sand
If there is one sliver lining in the Google Reader shutdown that has enraged the blogosphere (OK fine, the tech blogosphere), it's the fact that Google offers a way for Reader users to export their RS...
09:01 pm GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch My Phone And I Are Never Getting Out Of Bed
Our beds used to be finite. A limited range of activities took place there. We'd sleep, or try to, make love, eat, and maybe read a paperback. But we could only hide from the world for so long. The na...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch The Windows Store Crosses 50,000 Available Apps For Windows 8 And Windows RT
It's been said that there aren't many apps available for Windows 8. I've said that on occasion. But that's not entirely true. According to the MetroStoreScanner.com, there are now more than 50,000 app...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: It's Alright, Bob
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Danny Sullivan, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor convened with Gillmor in Boston and the Gang in California. We took another cut at the Google Reader damage, with @dann...
08:47 pm GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch U.S. Senate Approves Proposed Internet Sales Tax
An Internet Sales Tax is inching its way to closer to being the law of the land: the U.S. Senate supported a non-binding vote of approval, 75-to-24, for a law that would allow cities, in some circumst...
08:14 pm GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: Smartwatches, Apple On The Defensive, And The Nook HD+
We're back! After a long hiatus, we've started up the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast, our weekly review of everything hardware. We'll be talking about hardware startups, flagship gadgets, and the wild and...
07:44 pm GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch Steve Wozniak, Speaking To The Denver Apple Pi Club In 1984, On College Pranks, Building The Apple I & II, And The Apple Pledge Allegiance
"I pledge allegiance to the logo of corporate marketing in Cupertino. And to the computers for which it stands: One notion, under Jobs, indispensable, for hardware and software for all." Steve Wozniak...
07:44 pm GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch Steve Wozniak, Speaking To The Denver Apple Pi Club In 1984, On College Pranks, Building The Apple I & II, And The Apple Pledge Of Allegiance
"I pledge allegiance to the logo of corporate marketing in Cupertino. And to the computers for which it stands: One notion, under Jobs, indispensable, for hardware and software for all." Steve Wozniak...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch The Business Of Literature Is Blowing Shit Up
If you love books--heck, if you even like 'em--run, don't walk, and read this magnificent, magisterial essay by Richard Nash on their past, present and future. It's long. Don't be frightened. But even...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch Is The Vertical Approach To Enterprise Software Enough To Help You Win The Market?
Editor's note: Boris Wertz is the founder of version one ventures.We already know that the most profitable companies from the first wave of cloud software were players in the horizontal space. Compani...
08:00 am GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch The Exciting Uncertainty At The Intersection Of Content And Commerce
Editor's note:Mike Jones is CEO of Science, Inc., a Los Angeles-based technology studio.Content and commerce have always had a symbiotic relationship that many traditional content providers tried to s...
06:23 am GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch Want To See Pictures Of Twitter's Office Visitors? Meet @Twisitor
There are Twitter accounts for almost everything these days. Some people I know have accounts set up for their pets, then there are toasters, beds, drones and so on. The company itself has a fun accou...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch The TechCrunch Lean In' Roundtable, Part 4: Are We Our Own Worst Enemies?
Welcome back for the last segment of our roundtable discussion of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new best-selling book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.We concluded the series with a discus...
02:12 am GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch T-Shirt Crowdfunding Site TeePublic Funds 22 Designs In Its First Week
Apparently, starting one popular T-shirt website wasn't enough for Josh Abramson.Last week Abramson, who previously co-founded the jokey T-shirt retailer BustedTees, launched TeePublic, which is basic...
01:30 am GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Comcast Ventures' Michael Yang On What's Next In Digital Healthcare And More
In this week's Ask A VC, Comcast Ventures' Managing Director Michael Yang sat in the hot seat to talk about his passion for digital healthcare, and much more....
01:06 am GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch Thanks To Poor Holiday Sales, B&N Will Give Away A Free Nook Simple Touch With Every Purchase Of A Nook HD+
Theres been nothing but bad news coming from Barnes & Noble lately, and it seems as though the company has decided to resort to the desperate measure of giving away Nooks for free. Reuters is repo...
12:57 am GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch Backed By Kickstarter And Full Of Tech Cameos, The Startup Kids' Movie Debuts On iTunes
From an economic perspective, the fall of 2008 brought dark days all over the world. But one of the hardest-hit places was Iceland, the Nordic European country whose entire financial system went into ...
12:41 am GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch Google Reader Who? Feedly Became Top News App On iPhone, iPad & Android This Week; New App Now Awaiting Approval
Where are the users headed following news of Google Reader's shutdown? To Feedly, it seems. We already heard the company announce it had passed half a million users, but more importantly, Feedly is no...
12:25 am GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch One Notion Under Jobs: Newly Unearthed Videos Show 1984 Steve Wozniak Speaking On Pranks, Probation, And Apple's Early Days
Damn it, Internet. I had things I needed to do this afternoon.So much for that. A VHS recording of a 1984 Apple enthusiast meetup was recently rediscovered, and it had at least one very special gem tu...
12:19 am GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 03.22.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recording for today has concluded...
12:19 am GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 03.22.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Kevin MArks, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific....
12:14 am GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch TC Makers: A Walk Through Adafruit Industries With Limor Fried
Since we started Makers I've made it a priority to try to visit Adafruit Industries, the amazing Manhattan-based electronics shop run by Limor Fried. Fried started her company out of her dorm room at ...
12:12 am GMT - Sat, March 23, 2013
Techcrunch Heyzap Introduces Ads To Its Mobile Gaming Network
Heyzap, a Y Combinator-incubated social platform for mobile games, is releasing a software development kit today allowing developers and publishers to introduce Heyzap ads to their games.Basically, it...
11:25 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Albumatic Photo Sharing App Has Raised $4 Million, Says SEC Filing
Albumatic, the latest venture photo-sharing from Devon Gundry and Vine investor Adam Ludwin, is raising a $4.5 million round in funding, according to a recent SEC filing. Adam Ludwin, co-founder and ...
11:25 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Albumatic Photo Sharing App Is Raising $4.5 Million, Says SEC Filing
Albumatic, the latest venture photo-sharing from Devon Gundry and Vine investor Adam Ludwin, is raising a $4.5 million round in funding, according to a recent SEC filing. Adam Ludwin, co-founder and ...
10:57 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Ride-Sharing Startup SideCar Opens For Business In Washington, D.C.
Residents of our nations capital will now get to see what ride-sharing is all about, as San Francisco-based startup SideCar announced today that it is making its service available Washington, D.C. The...
10:52 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch CEO Marc Benioff Says Chatter Will Become Primary Interface For Salesforce, A Bold Yet Risky Move
Chatter will become the primary interface for Salesforce.com, CEO Marc Benioff said today at the kickoff of a national tour for the company's new "customer," focus.Benioff, speaking in Boston, provide...
10:19 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Adds In-App Purchase Notice To Free Apps With Paid Upgrades, Could Curb Accidental Spending
Apple has made a tweak to the way it shows that free apps that have in-app purchases, the Guardian noted today. The new notice appears under the price bar and the app icon in app listings on iTunes on...
10:10 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Betaworks Kicks Off Its Openbeta' Initiative To Turn Early Product Testers Into Design Partners
Theres something very thrilling about getting to play with something before everyone else does (thats at least partially why I fell in love with tech journalism), but opportunities for that sort of ea...
09:41 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch 72% Of Professors Who Teach Online Courses Don't Think Their Students Deserve Credit
This is not a good sign for online education: 72 percent of professors who have taught Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) don't believe that students should get official college credit, even if they ...
09:32 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch HBO's Richard Plepler Weighs In On Game Of Thrones Piracy, Says Maybe' On Broadband-Only HBO
When TechCrunch attended the San Francisco premiere of Game of Thrones Season 3, we didn't just ask the cast members about their smartphones. I also had a few minutes to talk to HBO CEO Richard Pleple...
09:20 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Canonical Is Building A Standardized, Open-Source OS Specific To China
Canonical announced via its blog yesterday that it will be building an Ubuntu-based open-source OS for China, in partnership with the Chinese government and members of the Chinese developer community....
09:15 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Rovio Opens Angry Birds Space Encounter Exhibit After Announcing Global Theme Park Plans
Rovio is yet again breaking into new businesses with the introduction of the first Angry Birds interactive attraction, as the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is opening an Angry Birds Space Encou...
09:09 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry CEO Talks Testing Smartphone-Powered Notebooks and Tablets, Will Share More Info In May
BlackBerry is launching the Z10 today in the U.S., but it's already looking ahead to what comes next, according to an interview between ABC's Joanna Stern and BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins. The compan...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Posthaven Launches In Public Beta, Has Saved 850K Posts Since Posterous Announced Its Shutdown Date Of April 30th
Once Twitter acquired Posterous, we knew that it was going to shut down at some point, as there was no way that the micro-blogging service would support a fully-featured alternative platform. Once we ...
08:53 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Local Search Service Roamz Shifts Again Now Local Measure, Startup Brings Geo-Based Data To Businesses (& Gets Them To Pay)
Roamz, a local search and discovery startup which has been struggling to gain traction as a consumer-facing service, is shifting its focus again. This time, it's shopping its aggregated location-based...
08:51 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Opens Universal Analytics Beta To All, Creates A Single Analytics Platform For Tracking Online And Offline Interactions
Last October, Google announced the limited beta of Universal Analytics, an effort to bring new features like cross-platform and mobile app analytics, as well as the ability to incorporate data from of...
08:36 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Mobli Update to iOS App Lets You Switch Between Your Smartphone's Cameras While Recording Video
Perpetual underdog Mobli, an app thats a cross between Instagram and Vine, has released a new update to its iOS app in their latest effort to gain some of the photo sharing market....
08:21 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch HTC One Landing In U.K., Germany & Taiwan Next Week, Heading To North America, Asia-Pac & Across Europe Before End Of April
HTC's new flagship smartphone, the HTC One, will go on sale in the U.K., Germany and the company's home market of Taiwan next week, HTC has confirmed today. The rollout will then ramp up "across Europ...
08:04 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox Hits Another Hiring Homerun With Rasmus Andersson, Facebook's Mobile Design Guru
Dropbox has scored another big win on the staffing front. Rasmus Andersson, the Swedish designer and technologist who for the past two years has worked at Facebook leading the design of mobile product...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Video Sharing Startup Vilynx Launches An App For Google TV To Bring Home Movies Into The Living Room
Video sharing startup Vilynx launched to enable its users to quickly and easily manage videos that they have shot and stored across multiple devices. Linking in to cloud storage, and a ready stable of...
07:59 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch T-Mobile's New LTE Network Spotted Being Tested In 8 Major U.S. Cities
While T-Mobile is a bit late to the LTE game, the company confirmed on Monday that their new network would be launching by the end of the month. Where it would launch, however, was kept under wraps.Th...
06:59 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Private Photo And Video Sharing Service For Families, Famil.io, Is Like A Dropbox For Memories
Famil.io, a new service for privately sharing photos and videos with your family across web and mobile, is today officially launching to the public. The sharing platform can serve as a complement to F...
06:51 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Andrew weev' Auernheimer Files Appeal, New Pro-Bono Lawyer Outlines Why
According to his brand new lawyer, Andrew "weev" Auernheimer, otherwise known as the AT&T hacker, will appeal his sentence of 41 months in prison, three years probation, and restitution of $73,000...
06:51 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Andrew weev' Auernheimer Obtains New Lawyer, Files Appeal
According to his brand new lawyer, Andrew "weev" Auernheimer, otherwise known as the AT&T hacker, will appeal his sentence of 41 months in prison, three years probation, and restitution of $73,000...
06:32 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Ad-Tech Specialist Marin Software Raises $105M In IPO As Shares Pop 40%, But Now Under $18
The first ad tech IPO of 2013 hit the NYSE today: Marin Software priced its 7.5 million shares at $14 each, raising $105 million at a valuation of $425 million. Trading under the symbol MRIN, the stoc...
06:15 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Confirms He Will Step Down In The Coming Weeks'
Sources close to the situation claimed yesterday evening that Julius Genachowski would be stepping down from his post as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and today he has taken the p...
06:06 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch LG Is Also Said To Be Building A Smartwatch And Google Glass Competitor, As Is Everyone
If you're looking for a smartwatch in the next few years, you likely won't want for choice. A new report pegs LG as developing its own take on the new category, according to The Korea Times on Friday....
06:05 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Line Adds French & Brazilian Portuguese Versions Of Its Messaging Apps As It Goes After South America & The U.S.
Line, the messaging-app-cum-social network that started in Asia but has spread beyond its home turf to amass more than 100 million users globally, has just added French and Brazilian Portuguese versio...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Decide.com Raises $8M Series C For Its Price Predictions Engine; Will Expand To More Categories, Improve Data Mining & Mobile Apps
Shopping and comparison engineDecide.com, which offers suggestions as to not just what to buy but also when, is announcing today that it has raised $8 million in Series C funding, in a round led by Vu...
05:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Rumored To Be Making A Smartwatch, Too
Amidst Apple iWatch rumors and Google Glass sightings, it would appear that Google is actually working on its own smartwatch to be paired alongside connected Android devices. According to the Financia...
05:31 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Crowdfunding Platform Crowdtilt Lands $12M From Sean Parker, Andreessen & More; Now Acquiring To Expand Into Mobile
Today, TechCrunch has learned from sources that Crowdtilt has raised $12 million in Series A financing. It's the startup's second round of funding, following its $2.1 million seed round back in May, w...
05:28 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Finally, Someone Figured Out How To Use Vine
Will Sasso, it is said, is an actor. If you were to, say, look for all of his Vines, you would also discover that this is the only man in the entire universe to use the medium correctly and, what's mo...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Kiva Piloting Microlending For U.S. Small Biz, Clinton Says It's A Very Big Deal'
Do you have a favorite coffee shop or dressmaker in your neighborhood? Now you can do a lot more than simply rave about your favorite local business to a friend: microloan giant, Kiva, is bringing cro...
04:28 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch This $150,000 Mechanical Watch Is Really A Weather Station
Sensor-laden watches that electronically measure the temperature, barometric pressure, and magnetic north are fairly cheap. A nice Casio can be had for about $200. But if you're one of those high-tech...
04:26 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Watch Google's Sergey Brin Talk About The Emasculating Smartphone And Google Glass
Google co-founder Sergey Brin took the stage at the TED Conference late in February, delivering a talk about Google Glass in which he dropped his now infamous quote about smartphones being "emasculati...
03:53 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch LIFX Smart Bulb Opens Up Second Batch Of 100K Pre-Orders, Demos Gesture-Based Dimming
Australian hardware startup and Kickstarter success story LIFX has good news for people who missed out on backing the initial project: it's opening up a second round of pre-orders, with a new producti...
03:15 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon's LOVEFiLM Bulks Out Its Kids' Corner With Teletubbies & Other BBC Worldwide Shows
Amazon's on-demand video streaming service, LOVEFiLM Instant, which competes with Netflix in the U.K., is continuing to build out its children's content corner, today inking a content licensing deal w...
03:03 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Travel Site TripAdvisor Buys Tiny Post To Fill Out Its Mobile And Social Ambitions
TripAdvisor, the travel site built around destination guides and user reviews, today made another acquisition: it has bought Tiny Post, an app that lets users take pictures, write captions over them, ...
02:32 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch ComScore: Russia Widens Online Lead In Europe With 61.3M Users; EU5 Smartphone Penetration Now 57%, Samsung, Android Leading
The analysts at comScore have today published their latest research detailing how Europe is progressing in areas like smartphone penetration, broadband and consumer digital services like video consump...
02:32 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch ComScore: 408M People Online In Europe, With Russia Leading At 61.3M; EU5 Smartphone Usage Now 57%, Samsung, Android At The Top
The analysts at comScore have today published their latest research detailing how Europe is progressing in areas like smartphone penetration, broadband and consumer digital services like video consump...
02:18 pm GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Watch Nokia's Stephen Elop Lob Someone Else's iPhone On The Floor, Promise To Replace It
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is a man with a mission: to try to drum up interest in the company's Windows Phone line of Lumia smartphones in a market saturated with Androids and iPhones. So what better way ...
10:42 am GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Tokyo-Based Voyagin Gives Travelers A More Up-Close And Offbeat Look At Asian Cities
For many travelers, their sense of adventure is only stymied by language barriers. With its roster of offbeat activities, however, travel site Voyagin seeks to give visitors a more intimate look at fi...
08:48 am GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch China's Broadband Penetration Is Increasingly Lagging Behind Developed Nations, Says MIIT's Research Head
The research chief of China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said yesterday (link via Google Translate) that there is still a significant gap between China's broadband coverage and th...
06:23 am GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Filing Says Glenn Beck's Network TheBlaze Is Raising $40M
TheBlaze, a set of online ventures run by conservative commentator Glenn Beck, is raising $40 million in new funding, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.The filing state...
04:58 am GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Personal Assistant App Sherpa Raises $1.6M
Sherpa, a personal assistant app that launched initially in the Spanish-speaking world, just announced that it has raised $1.7 million in funding from undisclosed angel investors.Sherpa users can spea...
04:47 am GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Spanning Gets $6M In Funding For Its Backup Tech, And It's Not From Google
Spanning Cloud Apps has raised $6 million, in part from The Foundry Group but primarily from an undisclosed strategic investor. One thing is for sure, Google is not the one investing. That is if Spann...
03:59 am GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Five Out Of Six Game Of Thrones Cast Members Prefer The iPhone To Android
TechCrunch was lucky enough to interview several of the Game of Thrones cast members before the San Francisco screening of its Season 3 Premiere. Since we work for a tech blog, we weren't that interes...
03:26 am GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Archives Now Available In Twelve More Languages Including Japanese, Portuguese, Russian And Simplified Chinese
Twitter rolled out the option to download a massive archive of your history on the service, which you could then review and search through on your desktop last december. On its seventh birthday, Twitt...
03:26 am GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Archives Now Available In 12 More Languages, Including Japanese, Portuguese, Russian And Simplified Chinese
On the occasion of its seventh birthdaytoday,Twitter has announced that personal archives of tweets are now available for 12 more languages: In December, when Twitter rolled out the option todownload ...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch The TechCrunch Lean In' Roundtable, Part 3: Linking Up With Real Mentors - And The Right Life Partner
Welcome back for part three of our four-part roundtable discussion of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new best-selling book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.In this segment, we first tackled...
02:50 am GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Now Powering Finance Data For 300 Startups, Yodlee Peels Back The Curtain On New Accelerator & 4 New Incubations
Compared to the glut of young tech startups that have popped up in the financial services space over the last several years, Yodlee is a veteran. Founded in 1999, the company got its start by developi...
02:18 am GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Exec CEO Justin Kan Talks Competition, Cleaning, And Future Plans
Hot on the heels of Exec’s Cleaning Service launch in NYC, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to get CEO and co-founder Justin Kan in the studio for a quick chat. We also couldn’t re...
02:06 am GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Bookboard Launches App To Encourage Children To Read More By Limiting Their Choices
Bookboard, a subscription service for children’s books, has launched itsiPad app, which gives parents and children streaming access to its library of books. Like many kids apps startups,three fo...
01:41 am GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch On The Internet, Everyone Knows You're A Dick
In light of the recent PyCon debacle in which an offended party publicly shamed two developers at a conference for discussing dongles, I thought it would be interesting to address the problems of "lad...
01:30 am GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's Jony Ive Said To Now Work Closer With iOS Interface Team, Is Pushing For Flat' Design
Apple's hardware design chief is now collaborating more closely with software and interface design staff, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. Apple's mobile software team now gets ...
01:18 am GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch AngelHack Launches A Startup Accelerator, Bringing Its Hackathon To 30+ Cities This Spring
AngelHack has always been a little different from your average hackathon rather than taking place in one place over one weekend, it has become a global event that takes place in multiple stages. As a...
12:30 am GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga.com Makes Facebook Connect Optional As It Looks To Build An Independent Platform For Players And Developers
Last March, Zynga announced its ambitions to create a web and mobile platform for social games. Zynga.com is a destination for both the company's own games as well as for third-party developers who wa...
12:30 am GMT - Fri, March 22, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Updates Podcasts App, Adds Custom Stations With iCloud Sync And Fixes Playback Resume Bug
Apple has just issued Podcasts version 1.2, which brings a long list of improvements to the iOS app. Among the changes are a new feature that lets users generate their own custom playlists with any po...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Adds Weather Forecasts To Events And Public Places In Quest To Show Useful Info Where People Need It
Facebook has come up with another way to prevent you from leaving its site. While you’re setting up an event, especially one that’s going to take place outside, it makes total sense that y...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Adds Weather Forecasts To Events And Public Places To Show Useful Info Where People Need It
Facebook has come up with another way to prevent you from leaving its site. While you’re setting up an event, especially one that’s going to take place outside, it makes total sense that y...
11:24 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry On The Defensive, Says BB10 And PlayBook Getting Approved By The DoD In April
BlackBerry has now issued a statement confirming that its relationship is still on with the Department of Defense -- hopefully, for its sake, closing the loop on the story that started with reports th...
11:02 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Rewards Startup Kiip Launches Its Second $100K Build Fund' With Sponsorship From Pepsi
A year ago, Kiip ran a "Build Fund" contest for independent developers, offering $100,000 in prizes. Founder and CEO Brian Wong told me recently that the fund was supposed to be a one-off promotion, b...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch In The Studio, Felicis' Aydin Senkut Shares His Thesis On Frontier Markets
"In the Studio" opens the spring of 2013 by welcoming one of the most well-known "super angels," who arrived to Valley, by way of Boston, Philadelphia, and Istanbul, in the mid-1990s, held early produ...
10:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Says Google Now Not Submitted To The App Store. Seems Eric Was Talking Schmidt
Apple reached out to us today to clarify that regardless of comments made by Google Executive Chairman at the Big Tent event in India earlier today, it hasn't yet received an official submission of Go...
10:37 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Pocket Change Brings Its Rewards-Focused Virtual Currency To iOS
Pocket Change says its mission is to "build the world's first universal rewards currency," but until now it has been limited to Android apps. Today, it's announcing that it's opening to iOS developers...
10:37 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch A Dongle Joke That Spiraled Way Out Of Control
In an age of blogs, tweets, Hacker News, Reddit and Anonymous, an off-the-cuff joke can spin wildly out of control. At least it appears that’s what happened with PyCon this week when a sexual jo...
10:25 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch The Next Seven Years For Twitter Hang On Its Ability To Remain A Pure Communication Platform
Twitter turned seven years old today. The company posted a fun video about its history, which we already know plenty about. We’ll get to that later, though. Another thing we know about Twitter i...
10:21 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Consumers Still Pretty Suspicious About Social Media Marketing, Forrester Survey Finds
Forrester has put out a new digital marketing report, off the back of a survey of more than 58,000 online consumers, looking at how brands can better sell themselves and create content that flies in t...
10:19 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Firefox Nightly Now Includes OdinMonkey, Brings JavaScript Closer To Running At Native Speeds
Browsers today are able to execute JavaScript code significantly faster than just a few years ago, but even as our web apps now look more like desktop apps, JavaScript performance is still a far cry f...
10:14 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Next Windows Phone Update Could Get Big Improvements To Speech Input
Microsoft is definitely ending support for Windows Phone 8 next year, but we’ve heard precious little about its successor. There are hints from job postings, but now a new leaked video (via The ...
09:35 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Stripe Partners With Parse To Integrate Mobile Payments For App Developers
Payments startup Stripe is announcing a new partnership with Parse, a mobile app development platform. The company is also revealing that its payments platform is being used by Lyft, Exec, SideCar, Or...
09:34 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Tableau Updates Its Data Visualization Software And Unfortunately It's Their Biggest Product News Of The Year
Last week, I agreed to a briefing about Tableau 8.0, the company's latest release and what they say is their most exciting news of the year. Well, I am unimpressed. The Tableau software is robust, whi...
09:31 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch As Mashery Tops 185K Developers, CEO Says Competitor Apigee Is The Pepsi To Mashery's Coke
Mashery API management platform has continued to grow steadily. After growing from 35,000 developers in its network to 100,000 in a year, the company now has over 185,000 developers on its network -- ...
08:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Lockitron To Be Powered By Electric Imp, Allowing Set Up In A Flash (Literally)
Back when the Lockitron crowdsourced its way to a few million, there were still all sorts of questions that needed answering. How was this lil' WiFi-enabled box supposed to live off batteries for mont...
08:48 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch New Chrome Experiment Turns Any Desktop Website Into A 3D Game You Control With Your Phone
Google Japan has just put out what looks to be one of the more interesting Chrome experiments to date. This latest online demo lets you sync up your computer and mobile device, turning any website int...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch TestFlight And Burstly Launch FlightPath, Closing The Loop For Mobile Devs With Post-Launch Analytics
For many app developers, TestFlight was a ray of sunshine that offered desperately needed beta testing tools in the early days of the App Store. I remember many developer friends literally asking Test...
08:09 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Former Boy Hacker And Twitter Co-Founder, Jack Dorsey, Says Hacking Isn't A Crime
Before he was upending the media and financial services, Twitter Co-founder Jack Dorsey was a proud hacker. During a 60 Minutes interview with Lara Logan, he recounted how hacking helped launch his pr...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Bing Now Knows Much More About People And Places Thanks To LinkedIn And Its Satori Entity Engine
Microsoft’s Bing search engine now knows quite a bit more about people and places, thanks to an upgrade to its Satori entity engine and a partnership with LinkedIn. This means Bing now featurest...
07:10 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Try-Before-You-Buy App Demo Platform AppSurfer Lets You Test Apps On Facebook; Debuts An Android App Of Its Own
AppSurfer, an Indian startup working to bring Android applications to the browser so users can "try before they buy," is today launching an Android application which lets users browse, test, then inst...
07:03 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Glide Lets You Video Chat Live Or Watch Recorded Video Calls Later
As Vine celebrates a full two months on the App Store, other video-centric apps are making their public debut, not least of which is Glide. Glide lets you enjoy video chat on your own schedule. Just a...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Magine Is The Best Internet-Based Cable TV Service You Can't Use (Unless You Live In Sweden)
Hulu Plus, Netflix, Amazon Prime offer compelling alternatives to cable TV for those who don’t want to subscribe to regular cable. But what if you could subscribe to an Internet-based cable TV s...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch HipChat Introduces New Free Tier For Teams Of Five Or Fewer To Capitalize On Bottom-Up Growth
As far as group chat tools go, HipChat is among the best available options, and now the Atlassian-owned company is introducing a free tier to its existing pricing plans. The entry-level free plan will...
06:33 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Omada Health Secures $4.7M From USVP, NEA, Kapor & More To Roll Out Its Online Diabetes Prevention Program
Back in December 2011, Omada Health grabbed $800K in seed funding from a long list of notable investors, including NEA, Aberdare, Kapor Capital, TriplePoint Ventures and Esther Dyson. After a year of ...
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Just As CEO Heins Predicted, BlackBerry World Now Plays Home To Over 100,000 Apps
BlackBerry announced earlier today that its BlackBerry World content portal has officially crossed the 100,000 app marker, and has chosen to celebrate by talking up availability of some select, high-p...
06:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Big Data Platform Importio Raises 600,000 In Seed Round
Here's the rub. "Web 2.0" was an idea which came about to describe the Web not just as a series of pages, but as a platform in its own right. And thus we have seen the rise of a new technology wave ba...
06:26 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch German Language Learning Startup Babbel Buys Disrupt Finalist PlaySay To Target The US Market
The world of language learning startups is going international. Today, Berlin-based Babbel, which creates online and mobile-based language learning courses, is buying PlaySay, a TC Disrupt finalist th...
06:26 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch German Language Learning Startup Babbel Buys Disrupt Finalist PlaySay To Target The U.S. Market
The world of language learning startups is going international. Today, Berlin-based Babbel, which creates online and mobile-based language learning courses, is buying PlaySay, a TC Disrupt finalist th...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch 7 Tips For Layering Professional Services Revenue Into Your Startup
Many investors and advisors will tell you that you shouldn't have professional services revenue at your enterprise startup. This is wrong. PS helps secure customer success and brings in quick revenue ...
06:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Eric Schmidt Says The Ball Is In Apple's Court For Google Now On iPhone And iPad
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was on stage today at the Google Big Tent Summit in India, and he discussed a range of topics, including Google Now. Recent rumors posit that Google Now could ma...
06:10 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Coupons.com Acquires Pinterest-Like Recipe & Meal Planning Service KitchMe
Digital coupon giant Coupons.com is today announcing that it has acquired San Francisco-basedKitchMe, a startup offering recipe saving, meal planning and shopping lists in a visual interface. The Kitc...
06:09 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Holiday Home Exchange Community Knok Raises $645K To Grow Internationally
Spanish startup, Knok, a holiday home exchange community that competes with the UK's Love Home Swap and legacy player IHEN, has raised a further 500,000 (~$645k) to help it accelerate international gr...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Along With Acquisitions In The U.S., Yahoo Is Also Beefing Up In EMEA With 200 Hires This Year
Yahoo has been moving swiftly to bring talent back into the company -- with a number of acquisitions (one only yesterday) and etudes made to ex-employees to return to the purple fold. It's also, it ap...
05:28 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Canon Unveils World's Smallest DSLR, The SL1, Along With Barely Updated T5i Entry-Level Rebel
Canon has indeed introduced a new, very small DSLR as rumored earlier in the week. The SL1 (as it's known in the U.S.) is "world's smallest and lightest DSLR camera," the company says, with a body tha...
05:23 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch TechStars Alum EverTrue Lands $5.25M From Bain, David Cohen, Bonobos CEO To Reinvent Fundraising In Education
EverTrue, the education fundraising and mobile alumni networking platform, is showing today that it's not familiar with this "Series A Crunch" you speak of -- in the education technology market or oth...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Posmetrics Launches iPad-Based Customer Feedback Solution For Brick-and-Mortar Businesses
Y Combinator-backed Posmetrics, a new tool to help brick-and-mortar businesses collect customer feedback via the iPad, is today making its public debut. The company has designed its online surveys to ...
05:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Quantcast Adds Mobile App Data, Promises A Truly Cross-Platform View In Its Analytics Service
Advertising and measurement company Quantcast is launching a new service today called Measure for Mobile Apps. As the name implies, it collects data on the usage of a publisher's iOS and Android apps....
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Pandora Makes Its Windows Phone 8 Debut, Gives Users Ad-Free Music Through The End Of The Year
Spotify and Rdio have already made their mark (for better or worse) on Windows Phone 8, but that doesnt mean there isnt room in the Windows Phone Store for another claimant to the streaming music thro...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Leaf, The Point-Of-Sale Android Tablet For Brick-And-Mortar Businesses, Launches Its App Store
Leaf, the Cambridge, Mass.-based company that offers a point-of-sale solution based on its own Android tablet for small- to medium-sized businesses, announced that it will soon launch an app store for...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Toronto HR Startup ClearFit Raises $7M Series A To Grow Hiring Software For Small Business Offering
Toronto’s ClearFit, a company that uses automated software and algorithms to bubble up the top applicants for employers looking for quality hires, today announced the close of a $7 million Serie...
04:56 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Schmidt Says Chrome & Android Will Remain Separate - But Don't Be Fooled: Two Years Ago He Confirmed They Will Merge
Google's Eric Schmidt has said Mountain View will keep its two OSes, Android and Chrome, separate after all, according to a Reuters report. Schmidt, who is in India attending an IT event called Big Te...
04:51 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Creative And Fearless, Founders Of Skype, Rovio, Spotify, SeedCamp, HackFwd Join European Commission's Leaders Club
The founders of some of Europe's biggest technology startup hits -- Skype, Rovio, Spotify, and Tuenti -- along with key planks of the ecosystem, including accelerators SeedCamp and HackFwd, are throwi...
04:21 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Nearpod Gets $1.5M From NewSchools, Salesforce Exec To Bring Its Mobile PowerPoint On Steroids To Classrooms
The bring your own device (BYOD) movement has been sweeping through the business world, contributing to the so-called "consumerization of enterprise," as employees are increasingly bringing their own ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch How The Internet Is Erasing The Religious Right's Political Power
The religious right isn't having a good year: the new Republican National Committee roadmap almost entirely excludes religious issues, a majority of young conservatives support same-sex marriage, and ...
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Silicon Milkroundabout Spins Out From Songkick To Staff Startups With Talent By Way Of Events
Silicon Milkroundabout, the London-based networking event started as an informal side-project by two of the founders of the live music alert service Songkick, is growing up. Three years on from its fi...
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch TripWhat Debuts Its One-Stop Travel, Restaurant And Event iPhone And Web Search Apps
If you’re looking for stuff to do, in a new city or your own, there are various ways to get that info, including Yelp, Zvents, Frommer’s guides and more. Waterloo-based Rebellion Media wou...
03:53 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Japanese Group Buying Site Luxa Closes Series B Of $5.3M
Japanese group coupon buying site Luxa just closed its Series B funding of $5.3 million (500 million Yen) from JAFCO. The Japanese VC also backed Luxa’s Series A round in November 2010, when it ...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Kentucky-Based Startup, Red e App, Raises A $750K Series A To Shout About Its Email-Busting, Real-Time Messaging Platform For Mobile Workers
Louisville-based startup Red e App, a real-time private mobile messaging platform for enterprises with a high proportion of mobile workers that lets them send secure, trackable internal communications...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Kentucky-Based Startup, Red e App, Raises $750K Series A To Shout About Its Email-Busting, Real-Time Messaging Platform For Mobile Workers
Louisville-based startup Red e App, a real-time private mobile messaging platform for enterprises with a high proportion of mobile workers that lets them send secure, trackable internal communications...
03:08 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Patents iPhone Drop Protection Mechanisms That Are Built Right Into The Device
A new Apple patent filing describes a variety of methods to protect a dropped iPhone during a fall, lessening damage through a number of clever systems. The USPTO filing, spotted by AppleInsider, incl...
03:02 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Rumblefish, Soundtrack Licensing Partner To YouTube And Others, Buys Catalogik To Improve Music Search
A note of consolidation in the world of digital music: Rumblefish, a company that works with the likes of YouTube, Amazon, Vimeo, Facebook and Slideshare to let users add licensed soundtracks to their...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Study: Pirates Rejoice, Illegal Downloading Doesn't Impact Digital Music Sales
Somewhere, there is a very sad music lobby analyst shedding a tear. "The vast majority of the music that is consumed illegally by the individuals in our sample would not have been legally purchased if...
02:43 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch YouTube For Business', Vidyard, Raises $6M Series A Led By OMERS Ventures To Build Out Its Video Marketing & Analytics Platform
Vidyard, a Y Combinator alumnus and enterprise startup that sells a video marketing platform with embedded analytics tools to businesses to help them track and monetise video content, has closed a $6 ...
12:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Accel Closes $475M Fund To Invest Mainly In Europe And Israel, Focusing On The Series A Sweet Spot
Accel Partners has just this morning announced another hefty fund of $475 million. It's the company's fourth fund for Accel London and will be used for investments across a wide range of technologies ...
12:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Accel Closes $475M Fund To Invest Mainly In Europe And Israel, Focusing On Its Series A Sweet Spot
Accel Partners has just this morning announced another hefty fund of $475 million. It's the company's fourth fund for Accel London and will be used for investments across a wide range of technologies ...
11:06 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch March Madness Gets A Full Court Press From The Tech World, As Pickmoto, IFTTT, & More Cater To Hoop Lovers Online
As you've no doubt heard by now, March Madness is upon us, with the NCAA tournament officially kicking off tomorrow. Yes, March Madness brings April gladness, as the saying goes. In fact, difficult as...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch March Madness Gets A Full Court Press From The Tech World, As Pickmoto, IFTTT, & More Cater To Hoop Lovers Online
As you've no doubt heard by now, March Madness is upon us, with the NCAA tournament officially kicking off tomorrow. Yes, March Madness brings April gladness, as the saying goes. In fact, difficult as...
09:51 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch U.S. Department Of Defense Reportedly Planning To Buy 650,000 iOS Devices After Nixing BB10 To Cut Costs
The U.S. Department of Defense will order 650,000 iOS devices to replace older BlackBerry devices that are incompatible with the new BlackBerry 10 operating system after the sequester is over, reports...
06:23 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Play Store Android App May Soon Get Another Facelift
Google's been awfully busy these past few weeks, but it seems that between sunsetting Reader (and pissing off most of the internet in the process) and rolling out new services like Google Keep, the co...
05:32 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Payroll For Collaboration Consumption Startups Gets Easier With New Braintree-Venmo Service
Braintree’s $26.2 million deal to buy New York’s mobile payments startup Venmo seems to be paying off once more for the Accel-backed company. The company is launching an easier way for col...
05:32 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Payroll For Collaborative Consumption Startups Gets Easier With New Braintree-Venmo Service
Braintree’s $26.2 million deal to buy New York’s mobile payments startup Venmo seems to be paying off once more for the Accel-backed company. The company is launching an easier way for col...
05:02 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch YouTube Announces That It Has Hit One Billion Monthly Users, Which Is Roughly Ten Super Bowl Audiences
Today, YouTube announced that it has hit a billion monthly users, which is an extremely insane metric. We know that YouTube is the go-to place for silly, interesting and important videos, but these nu...
04:26 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch To Improve Conversations, Facebook Will Launch A Reply Feature And Most Active Threads On Pages And Popular Profiles
Facebook is preparing to roll out a new feature on Pages and popular Profiles that will help increase interactions with fans and readers: Replies. Up to now, visitors could comment on a post but other...
04:19 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch British Airways Launches UnGrounded Innovation Lab In The Sky' To Solve Problems By Putting Techies On Planes Together
British Airways today announced the first of its "UnGrounded" innovation lab flights that will assemble 100 Silicon Valley luminaries on a flight to London to devise a platform for connecting tech tal...
03:31 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Ears-On With Spotify Social, The New Follow Feature Now Available To Everyone
Spotify today confirmed to TechCrunch that it has finally completed the rollout of its new social following features that model music discovery after offline behavior -- where you find songs through t...
03:19 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Retargeting Startup Perfect Audience Launches A Reporting API For Agencies And Developers
When Y Combinator-incubated Perfect Audience launched last year, its stated goal was to make it easy for small advertisers (startups, small agencies, and others) to run retargeted ads on Facebook. Tur...
03:18 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Concurrent Raises $4M To Bolster Its Big Data App Framework
Concurrent has raised $4 million in a Series A funding for its big data application development platform and hired a new CEO. The investment was led by True Ventures and Rembrandt Venture Partners. Co...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch The TechCrunch Lean In' Roundtable, Part 2: Guilt And The Myth Of Doing It All
As we mentioned yesterday, we took an in-depth look at Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead with a number of Generation Y women who are part of the Silico...
02:57 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch ImageBrief, A Crowdsourcing System For Stock Photos, Closes $700,000 Round
ImageBrief, a request-based stock photo marketplace that aims to give Getty a run for its money, has raised a $700,000 round from Square Peg's Paul Bassat and Justin Liberman as well as other Australi...
02:29 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch GoPro Sends Reviewer A DMCA Takedown Notice, Internet Explodes - But Wait! It Was An Unfortunate Miscommunication
Word travels fast on the Internet. Especially when you don't want it to.Early this morning, DigitalRev (a hybrid blog/photography store/photo sharing social network) replaced a review of GoPro's Hero ...
01:39 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch TC Cribs: HotelTonight's Sleek New San Francisco HQ - And Dangerously Well-Stocked Bar [TCTV]
It's time for another episode of Cribs, the TechCrunch TV series that takes you inside the hallowed gates of the tech industry's hottest companies to get a first-hand look at what they're really like....
01:32 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Keep Could Take On Both Pinterest And Evernote, If It Gets The Google+ Social Plumbing
Google finally released its personal note-taking app Keep today, after it “accidentally” saw the light of day last week. The product is as expected, a place to save notes, lists or photos ...
01:23 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Vine, Tribeca Film Festival Launch #6SecFilms Vine Competition For Viners Obsessed With Vining Vines
Vine has steadily made waves ever since its launch in January. First it was a porn scare, and then it was widening growth against competitors like SocialCam and Viddy. And throughout it all, we’...
12:29 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Keep Note-Taking Web And Android App Gets Its Official Public Launch
After a brief early appearance, Google Keep, the note-taking app from the search giant, is now live. Google has officially unveiled Keep via a blog post, complete with a video detailing how it works, ...
12:14 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch VC Firm E.ventures Makes Its Internal Tracking Tool, The Daily Gieselmann, Available To All
A few years ago, E.ventures co-founder Tom Gieselmann decided to try to use data to give his firm a competitive advantage. And so he built a tracking tool to keep tabs on how different web properties ...
12:12 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Oracle Q3 Misses Wall Street Expectations With $9 Billion Revenue, 65 Cents EPS
Oracle this afternoon announced the financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal 2013, a report that seems to have disappointed stock market investors who were projecting a stronger performan...
12:07 am GMT - Thu, March 21, 2013
Techcrunch Throwback Is An App That Steals Your Photos And Sends Them To Future You
Joining the dozens or hundreds of photo-sharing apps out there, a new app called Throwback is aiming to put the nostalgia back in photos. Throwback is an app that lets you take a picture, and send it ...
11:20 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Google Continues To Expand Its Google+ Platform Team
It looks like Google is ready to expand the Google+ platform and is looking for engineers to help it do so. According to a new posting on the Google+ developer account, the Google+ Plat...
11:08 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest Acquires Livestar, The Mobile Recommendations Startup Founded By Fritz Lanman
Pinterest said today it's acquired Livestar, the mobile recommendations app founded by Microsoft alum Fritz Lanman, who is also a noted angel investor who has backed the likes of Square, Getaround, an...
11:03 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch The Raspberry Pi Dynamic Headlight Can Tell You How Fast You're Cycling
A Brooklynite named Matt Richardson has built a working prototype of a bicycle headlight that uses a Raspberry Pi to project his current traveling speed as he rides around the city. Richardson calls i...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Founder Stories: MemSQL's Eric Frenkiel on Building an Enterprise Product
For this week's Founder Stories, I sat down with Eric Frenkiel, founder of MemSQL, to compare notes on starting enterprise software startups. After being accepted as one of Y Combinator's first enterp...
10:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Kinvey Launches Enterprise Back-End Service For Building Mobile Apps That Move Data From Salesforce, Oracle And Other Sources
On one day, the software runs on complex hardware systems behind the firewall. The next it is software operating as a service in the cloud. And so explains Kinvey, a startup that today announced a way...
10:49 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Pebble Firmware Update 1.9 Delivers A Non-Watchface App The Classic Game Of Snake
Pebble has just updated its smart watch, complete with a much-improved interface and new watchfaces. But the exciting thing here is the addition of a game you likely remember from the days when your c...
10:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch ACLU Sues San Francisco Over Warrantless Cell Phone Searches
Your phone knows you completely. It knows where you've been, and who you've been talking to. It knows which websites you visit in your idle time, and your many passwords. Hell, it probably knows what ...
10:37 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Google Improves Sports-Related Search Results With Interactive League Schedules & More Stats
Just a day after it started embedding its March Madness bracket into its search results, Google today announced that it has made a few more changes to how it displays results for sports-related questi...
09:40 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Lock Screen Security Hole Found On Some Android-Powered Samsung Galaxy Phones
Remember that nasty little iOS 6 lockscreen bug that let hackers access apps on any iPhone with a few smooth moves? Well, fresh on the heels of yesterday's iOS update that squashed the problem, anothe...
09:32 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Digg.com Disappears From Google, Old Digg Links May Be To Blame [UPDATE: Google Admits Mistake]
Digg.com and other links from its website have disappeared from Google's search result pages, following a recent update to Google's algorithms. It's unclear at this time exactly what caused the site t...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch One Step Closer To Its Grave: Google Starts Removing Links To Reader From Its Top Menus
Google is shutting down Google Reader on July 1 and to say that quite a few people are unhappy about this move would be an understatement. Today, Google Reader moved one step closer to its grave as Go...
08:54 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Realty Mogul Launches Its Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform (For Accredited Investors), Raises $500K
Realty Mogul, a site where accredited investors can can pool their money to back real estate deals, is going live today.Co-founder and Jilliene Helman argued that in the current financial landscape, r...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Dachis Group Raises $7.5M To Expand Its Big Data Social Analytics Platform
Dachis Group, the social marketing and analytics startup led by Jeffrey Dachis (who previously co-founded and led interactive marketing agency Razorfish), announced today that it has raised $7.5 milli...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Dachis Group, The Social Analytics Startup Led By Razorfish Co-Founder Jeff Dachis, Raises $7.5M More
Dachis Group, the social marketing and analytics startup led by Jeffrey Dachis (who previously co-founded and led interactive marketing agency Razorfish), announced today that it has raised $7.5 milli...
08:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Wealthfront, The Investing Service That Has Made Me Money, Raises $20M From Index, Greylock and Social+Capital Partnership
Wealthfront is one of my favorite startups out there today — because it has actually made me money. I’m not alone. The automated investments company has been growing its user base by 20 pe...
08:14 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Uppidy For Android Now Backs Up SMS, Photos & Video To The Cloud, Raises $600K In Seed Funding
Uppidy, a D.C. area startup which last year launched a consumer-facing app allowing users to back up their text messages to the cloud, has just introduced a paid version of its service that now suppor...
08:06 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Insparq's Live Pinboards Bring A Fancy, Social E-Commerce Experience To Any Online Retailer
If you listen to the likes of venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, physical retail as we know it is on a slow march to obsolescence, with the world today in a "pre-death" state of good-but-transitory t...
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Google Hands Street View Trekker Over To A Local To Get Imagery Of Canada's Arctic Territory
We know that Google’s Street View team has been making its technology smaller and more mobile, especially when it comes to people snapping images for Google Maps. Today, the team has shared some...
07:59 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Corona Labs Debuts Corona Cloud, A Customizable All-In-One Cross-Platform Mobile Gaming Network
Corona Labs is publicly launching Corona Cloud today, a cross-platform social gaming network that brings multiplayer support, leaderboards and achievements, chat and push notifications to a mobile gam...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo! Acquires Recommendation Startup Jybe, Will Apply Its Personalization Tech Across Most Yahoo! Properties
Yahoo! has acquired Jybe, the company announced today via a post to its corporate blog. Jybe is a startup founded in 2011 by three ex-Yahoo! employees, including Arnab Bhattacharjee, who was VP of Yah...
07:05 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Macmillan Buys Late Nite Labs To Help Bring Virtual Science Labs To Higher Ed
Another day, another acquisition in the education technology market. As the old, familiar names in publishing and education move to get in line with the digital revolution, they're finding plenty of o...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Postmaster Launches An Easy To Use API To Help Businesses Optimize Their Shipments
Postmaster, a TechStars Cloud company based in Austin, Texas, just launched a new API in beta that will allow businesses to optimize their small parcel shipments. You’d think that shipping is pr...
06:17 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Health Tracking Gets More Up-Close And Personal With Tiny Blood Monitor Implant
I thought it was impressive that Withings now offers an affordable home scale that tracks your body fat percentage and heart rate, but scientists have developed a tiny Bluetooth-capable blood monitori...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Rumored To Be Working On A $99 7-Inch Kindle Fire HD
How low will Amazon's tablets go? We're now hearing that a $99 Kindle Fire 7" tablet is in production, and will be shipping this year. At a price that low, the Kindle Fire would be able to more easily...
05:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch After Pushing Silent Update To Some, Facebook Releases Updated Android App For All On Google Play
Facebook, in its quest to dominate mobile, has just released an incremental update to its Android app through the Google Play Store. The update lets users change their profile pictures direct from the...
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Transparent Ad Platform Human Demand Closes $900K Series A
Human Demand, a mobile ad startup which launched last summer targeting the long tail of app developers, has since expanded its focus to brands, and is today announcing having raised an additional $900...
05:04 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Gridcase's Reactor Is A $149 iPhone 5 Case With A Battery-Boosting Built In Hand-Crank (Or It Will Be If Gets Crowdfunded)
One of the criticisms Android fans like to level at the iPhone is its non-get-at-able battery -- meaning you can't carry a spare (or rip the battery out to hard reset). So here's a bit of kit that pro...
05:04 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Gridcase's Reactor Is A $149 iPhone 5 Case With A Battery-Boosting Built In Hand-Crank (Or It Will Be If It Gets Crowdfunded)
One of the criticisms Android fans like to level at the iPhone is its non-get-at-able battery -- meaning you can't carry a spare (or rip the battery out to hard reset). So here's a bit of kit that pro...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Basho Open-Sources Riak CS, Its Big Data Storage Software For Companies That Want Their Own Amazon S3 Cloud
Basho is open-soucing Riak CS, its storage software that integrates with Amazon Web Services. Riak CS will be available under an Apache 2 license.The move is a smart one for Basho, which has built a r...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Withings Smart Body Analyzer Now Available For $149.95, Here's How It Performs
Withings has built quite a name for itself since launching its first Wi-Fi Body Scale in 2009, and the newWithingsSmart Body Scale is perhaps the biggest update yet released for its original connected...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Visa Adds Overstock.com, Its Biggest Retail Catch Yet, To Its V.me Digital Wallet
Visa today is announcing a key development in its bid to build a ubiquitous digital wallet service. It has signed on Overstock.com as the lastest retailer to use V.me. That service now has 35 online m...
04:24 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Ticketing Solution Masabi Raises $2.8M To Help Transit Agencies Move To The Cloud, Opens New York Office
Masabi, which develops and deploys mobile ticketing technology for the transport sector, has raised a further $2.8 million in a new round of funding from Detroit-basedFontinalis Partners, along with L...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch ShareThis Aims For Mobile, With $23M Series C Led By T-Venture, Acquisition Of Social App Platform, Socialize
Palo Alto-based publisher platform ShareThis, the maker of those "social sharing" buttons scattered across the web, is today announcing having closed on $23 million in Series C financing, in a round l...
03:26 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Ex-Rocket Internet Execs Launch HotelQuickly In Bid To Become The HotelTonight Of Asia
Today, HotelQuickly, a Hong Kong-headquarted startup whose team is comprised of a number of ex-Rocket Internet executives, launches its last-minute hotel booking app which not only bears more than a l...
02:59 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Singaporean Ad-Matching Platform AdzCentral Gets $3.2M Series A
AdzCentral, an ad-matching platform from Singapore, has received $3.2 million (S$4 million) in funding from Electric Sheep Capital and Digital Media Partners . The company provides an engine to advert...
02:48 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon's Carrier Billing Deal With Bango To Kick In This Year Changes For The Appstore And Amazon Ahead?
Amazon has yet to turn on any services on the back of adeal it signed with carrier billing specialistBangoover a year ago, but it looks like we may finally see the first fruits come out later this yea...
02:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Fashion Site Nasty Gal Flirts With Free Shipping To Encourage Shoppers To Splurge
LA-based online fashion outlet Nasty Gal, which picked up almost $50 million in funding last year in two rounds (both from Index Ventures), is now using some of that cash to bankroll a limited time of...
10:31 am GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Jawbone Releases Android UP App, Makes Wristband Available In European Apple Stores
Jawbone announced today that its app for UP, the company's movement-tracking wristband, is now available for Android on Google Play. The $129 UP was previously only compatible with iOS. The wristband ...
10:08 am GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch China Telecom's 4Q Earnings Boosted Above Analysts' Estimates Thanks To iPhone Usage
China Telecom, the third-largest telecommunications company in that country, reported better-than-expected 4Q profit as customers using the iPhone helped boost sales of wireless data.Net earnings fell...
06:36 am GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Launches Send to Kindle' Button For Web Developers & WordPress Blogs
Amazon just launched the Send to Kindle button, which clips Web content and saves it to Kindle readers and apps, for Web developers and Wordpress bloggers. The button is also now available on The Wash...
04:41 am GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Social Platform Unison Adds Voice And Video Using WebRTC, Features You Won't Find In Yammer, Convo Or Chatter
The news feed is getting increasingly complex. It's evident in Salesforce Chatter, which has added a new layer to the feed for sales people to add, edit or complete deals. Unison is breaking through t...
04:11 am GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Survata, VidIQ, And Five Other Startups Take The Stage At Founders Den Demo Night
I'm at Founders Den Demo Night, where seven startups are making their pitch to investors, press, and other members of the tech community. As with most other demo events, these aren't launches per se (...
04:06 am GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Google Embeds March Madness Bracket In Search, Because Screw Sports Sites
Who wins basketball games is an immutable fact. No one owns that information, so why should some random sports sites get the windfall of traffic as millions of sports fan search Google for the NCAA Ma...
03:47 am GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Groupon Puts Co-CEOs Lefkofsky And Leonsis On Combined Salary Of $410K; Holden Gets $500K Bonus For 2014 & '15
As the last of the dust settles on the departure of Groupon's founder/CEO Andrew Mason, the daily deals and local commerce service today filed an 8-K form with the SEC to detail how it would be compen...
03:37 am GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Terascore Launches To Help Teachers Bring Testing Online
Teachers and students have suffered through the same model of educational testing for years. Sure, the SAT has changed -- it's now out of a possible 2,400 points, not 1,600 -- but both standardized te...
03:35 am GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch The TechCrunch Lean In' Roundtable, Part 1: Controversy, Fear, And How To Fight It
There has been a lot of buzz about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, which made its chart-topping debut in bookstores on March 11th.But we at TechCrun...
02:57 am GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch To Expand Into Seattle And Beyond, Postmates Has Raised $5 Million From Founders Fund And Others
Mobile delivery startup Postmates is gearing up for expansion, and it’s raised a bit of funding to help it along the way. The company, which recently opened for business in Seattle, has raised $...
02:50 am GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch ReadWrite Editor-in-Chief Dan Lyons, a.k.a. Fake Steve Jobs, Is Leaving For Hubspot
Dan Lyons, the editor-in-chief at tech blog ReadWrite, is leaving for a position at marketing software company Hubspot. We heard the news from knowledgeable sources, and the part about Lyons' departur...
02:47 am GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Keyboard Cat Creator Nabs $200k On Kickstarter To Make A Geektastic Card Game
Remember Keyboard Cat? Of course you do. It's pretty much the Citizen Kane of the YouTube generation.The meme's creator has raised $200k+ on Kickstarter for a Cards Against Humanity-esque game wh...
02:36 am GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch SecPoint Will Allow You To Access The Secretive Silk Road Black Market From Any Browser
Needs some pharmacologicals? Dirty deeds done dirt cheap? There's an app (or website) for that. For years, the Silk Road has been a source for black market dealings. Hidden on the Tor network, Silk Ro...
02:06 am GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Departing Adobe CTO And Cloud Guru Kevin Lynch Joining Apple To Become VP Of Technology
Now former Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch is headed to Apple, the company who famously blocked out Flash on the iPhone and likely precipitated that technology's long slide into relative obscurity. Lynch once w...
01:59 am GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Art-Obsessed 4chan Founder Chris moot Poole Opens Up About His New App DrawQuest
After spending most of his life tackling the world of digital media, 4chan and Canv.as founder Chris "moot" Poole has gone back to basics with a gamified iPad drawing app called DrawQuest. The idea is...
01:55 am GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch biNu Opens Its Feature Phone Platform To Third Party Apps, Starting With Romance Publisher Harlequin
biNu, a startup that brings apps and content to feature phones and lower-end smartphones, is announcing the first partner in its third-party platform. And that partner isn't just another tech company ...
01:19 am GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Loses CTO But Beats Q1 Estimates: $1.01B Revenue, $0.35 Non-GAAP EPS, 479K Paying Creative Cloud Subscribers
Adobe just announced its Q1 2013 earnings, which generally beat analyst estimates. Overall revenue for the first quarter was $1.01 billion and GAAP earnings per share of $0.12 and non-GAAP earnings pe...
12:20 am GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Halfway Through Its 100 Day Voyage, Checking In With The Unreasonable At Sea' Startup Ship
When we first heard about Daniel Epstein's plan to bring his Unreasonable Institute startup accelerator to the high seas with a 100 day, around-the-world sailing expedition called 'Unreasonable At Sea...
12:05 am GMT - Wed, March 20, 2013
Techcrunch Collegefeed Launches With Service To Connect Students And Employers, Offers What They Can't Get At LinkedIn
Collegefeed launched today, offering a social platform for students to connect with each other and employers long before the career fairs and short interviews begin. The service is designed for colleg...
11:46 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch India's World Startup Report Is Released And The Future Of Technology Looks Bright For The Country
Wrapping your brain around technology trends here in the United States, or even just in Silicon Valley, is a chore. Figuring out the trends and who the major players are in an emerging market like Ind...
11:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch 3K+ Emails Of GitHub Enterprise Users Outed In Email And Then Posted On Pastebin
It looks like Github Enterprise, the on-premises version of the Github code-sharing platform, has today leaked out over 3,000 emails of individuals that use it. Those emails were then posted online on...
11:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch 3K+ Emails Of GitHub Enterprise Users Outed In Email And Then Posted On Pastebin [Updated]
It looks like GitHub Enterprise, the on-premises version of the GitHub code-sharing platform, has today leaked out over 3,000 emails of individuals that use it. Those emails were then posted online on...
11:03 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft To Start Integrating Yammer Into Office 365 And SharePoint This Summer, Deeper Connections Coming This Fall
Microsoft wants to make Yammer the social layer across all of its products and today, at Convergence 2013, the company announced a more detailedroadmapfor how it plans to do so. Earlier this year, it ...
10:52 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch New Chameleon Botnet Could Be Costing Advertisers Up To $6 Million A Month
Botnets. To security researchers, they're like digital Hydra. For each head they slay, another two explode from the stump.Just a month ago, Microsoft/Symantec announced that they'd killed the massive ...
10:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Google Makes Animated Gifs A Permanent Part Of Image Search, Find Falling Cats Easier
There are few people on the Internet who don’t enjoy a great animated gif. For some, having conversations only using these animated images is a way of life. But finding these images is a whole o...
10:33 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch One of the Biggest Mistakes Enterprise Startups Make
The era of VCs investing in successful consumer Internet startups such as eBay led to a belief system that seemed to permeate many enterprise software startups that hiring sales or implementation peop...
10:26 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Being Probed For Bribery By U.S. Investigators
Federal regulators are investigating Microsoft for allegedly bribing foreign governments for favor in software contracts. “Lawyers from the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Com...
10:26 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Humble Bundle Launches Pay-What-You-Want Weekly Deals, Starting With Bastion
The Humble Bundles have been an amazing deal for gamers. Today, the company behind the bundles announced that they would introduce a new weekly sale, in addition to the usual bundles that happen every...
09:46 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Help Us Raise Money For Teach For America
It's our pleasure to announce that TechCrunch and the fundraisers at Causes will take part in Teach For America's Challenge for Tomorrow's Leaders campaign. The goal is a lofty $250,000 and we're aski...
09:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Drive Realtime API To Let Developers Build Apps With Real-Time Collaboration
Google just announced the launch of its Google Drive Realtime API, a new tool for developers that will allow them to bring the same real-time collaboration features that power Google Drive to their ow...
09:34 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Google+ Introduces New Hangouts App Called Capture, To Snap Pics Of Special Moments As They Happen
Today, Google introduced a new app for one of its most popular products, Hangouts. While Hangouts let you chat with multiple people over video, there are those moments when someone makes a funny face,...
09:28 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Debuts Bulk Kindle Fire App Distribution For Schools And Enterprise Via Whispercast
Amazon introduced Whispercast for Kindle back in October of 2012, and now the service is getting an update that allows it to deploy not just books and documents, but also apps. that means organization...
08:47 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch To Compete With Amazon, eBay Debuts Free Listings And Simpler Fee Structures For Sellers
eBay is debuting a brand new fee structure and incentives for sellers today in an effort to remain the most competitive commerce platform next to e-commerce marketplace Amazon. For the first time, eBa...
08:40 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Evernote Food Update Brings OpenTable And Foursquare Integration, Recipe Sharing & More
Evernote Food, the now over a year old mobile app offering recipe search and a restaurant locator function, is today getting an update which adds support for OpenTable reservations, Foursquare ratings...
08:31 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Zaps Lock Screen Bug With iOS 6.1.3, Also Updates Japanese Maps
Apple has just issued an update for iOS devices, iOS 6.1.3, which fixes the lock screen bug we described in a previous post that would allow someone to bypass the lock and access the Phone app and pot...
08:29 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Fivetran Launches A Smart Online Spreadsheet For Data Analysis
Fivetran, a new Y Combinator-backed startup that is launching today, wants to bring spreadsheets into the modern age and make it easier for users to work with messy data and analyze large amounts of i...
08:03 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Canon's New, Much Smaller Entry-Level DSLR Gets Pictured And Detailed In New Leak
Canon is said to be working on a new smaller DSLR called the EOS-b (or Kiss X7 in Asia), according to a series of recent reports, including one today from Japanese blog Digicame-info (via Canon Rumors...
08:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch PayPal Stops Charity Donations From Singapore Accounts
PayPal phases out donations to non-profits and charities from Singapore accounts starting tomorrow, the 21st of March, and will complete this by the end of the month. This decision is a result of PayP...
08:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch PayPal Stops Foreign Charity Donations From Singapore Accounts
PayPal phases out donations to foreign non-profits and charities from Singapore accounts starting tomorrow, the 21st of March, and will complete this by the end of the month. This decision is a result...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch With Increased Student Interest In The Enterprise, Kleiner Perkins Debuts Second Engineering Fellows Program
In 2011, Kleiner Perkins debuted its plans for a summer internship program to place top engineering talent from colleges at the firm's portfolio companies. The benefit is two-fold: students get to wor...
07:50 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Google's RSS Extension For Chrome Returns Sans Reader Support, Was Deleted By Mistake Says Author
Verrrrry interesting. Last week, amid the Google Reader fallout, we noticed that Google had removed its RSS Subscription Chrome browserextensionfrom the Chrome Web Store. While the move was not as hig...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Watch Reddit's New Adorably Awesome YouTube Series Explain Like I'm Five
Move over cat videos, YouTube has a new series that’ll satisfy our need for midday adorableness and make us smarter. “Explain Like I’m Five” is a new web series from the wildly...
07:20 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Samwers Take A Baby Step Into The U.S., Launches Social Gifting Service DropGifts As A B2B Play
In a move that somewhat deviates from the Samwer brothers' usual playbook, Rocket Internet's DropGifts, the social gifting platform that lets users send each other gift cards and claim product samples...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed WeFunder Launches To Bring Crowdfunding Startups To The Masses
Crowdfunding is catching on in a big way in the consumer space, as platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have provided new ways for people to back promising projects. But in the startup world, fund...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Vavuud Wind Meter For Smartphones Contains No Electronics, Delivers Accurate Ground Wind Speed Readings
Smartphones have a lot of on-board sensors, but do they really have enough? No way, say a slew of recent hardware startups, of which Danish Vavuud is only the most recent. Vavuud is turning to Kicksta...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Skype Restores People Hub Integration In Latest Windows Phone Update, Adds HD Video
Skype released an update today for Windows Phone, which restores the "People Hub" integration (Windows Phone's fancy address book) that had been disabled in January due to bugginess and performance is...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch iPhone App Contains Secret Game Boy Advance Emulator, Get It Before It's Gone
An iPhone app called Awesome Baby Names has a secret Game Boy Advance emulator built into it, as 9to5Mac has discovered. The emulator is easily unlocked via a simple sequence of taps (depicted below),...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch iPhone App Contains Secret Game Boy Advance Emulator, Get It Before It's Gone [Update: It's Gone]
An iPhone app called Awesome Baby Names has a secret Game Boy Advance emulator built into it, as 9to5Mac has discovered. The emulator is easily unlocked via a simple sequence of taps (depicted below),...
05:49 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Kamcord Aims To Help Share A Billion Game Recordings A Day (With Some Help From Zynga)
Y Combinator-backed Kamcord got off to a strong start last year it locked up $1.5 million in seed funding just a few months after its official debut and now co-founder/CEO Matt Zitzmann says the tea...
05:47 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Grokr, The Google Now For iOS, Gets A Makeover; Announces Plans To Compete With The Real Deal On Android
Grokr, the mobile app offering a "Google Now" like experience for iOS users, is today relaunching with a major redesign in tow. And even more notably, the company says that it's planning to launch the...
05:31 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Isn't Holding Back Their Growth: MessageMe Raises $1.9M And Grabs 1M Users
MessageMe, the multimedia messaging app that got smacked by Facebook last week, isn’t letting that hurdle set back their growth. The company said today that it has more than 1 million users, is ...
05:17 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Watch Weev's Angry Pre-Sentencing Speech About The Failure Of Our Nation
Yesterday, Andrew "weev" Auernheimer was sentenced to 41 months in prison, three years of probation, and restitution of $73,000 after being convicted on conspiracy and fraud charges. His actions had r...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Placed Debuts Location Affiliate Program For Developers Looking To Monetize Without Ads
Location analytics startup Placed is debuting a new monetization option for mobile devs today, via its Placed Affiliate program. The new system would see mobile apps request that their users opt-in to...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Nike+ Selects Ten Finalists For The Accelerator Program Powered By TechStars
Back in December, Nike unveiled the Nike+ Accelerator program, powered by TechStars. After going through hundreds of applications, TechStars and Nike selected ten finalists. They will now begin a...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch BackupAgent In The Netherlands Gets $2M From Moscow's Runa Capital To Go Global
BackupAgent, provider of cloud backup technology from The Netherlands, has won a $2 million investment round led by Runa Capital in Moscow to strengthen its global footprint and develop its platform. ...
03:54 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Patents An Augmented Reality System That Turns The World Into A Shareable Pop-Up Video'
Apple has been awarded a patent today (via AppleInsider) that describes an augmented reality (AR) system that can tag real-world items in a live video stream and display information about them in a HU...
03:37 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Spotify Ditches Its 5 Play Limit For Spotify Free Users In The UK
Freetards rejoice. Spotify has ditched the 5 play limit imposed on UK users of the free version of its music streaming service, Spotify Free, which until today kicked in after six months usage and mea...
03:36 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch NewsCred Raises $15M To Build Marketing Campaigns From High Quality Content
NewsCred, a company that licenses content from publications like The New York Times and The Economist for use in brand marketing campaigns, announced that it has raised $15 million in new funding.The ...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Social Fashion Marketplace Videdressing Secures $6M To Go International From France
Videdressing, a 'social fashion' marketplace, has secured $6 million Series A in a funding round co-led by Earlybird Venture Capital, DN Capital and Piton Capital, who were joined by Generis Capital. ...
03:07 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Confirms It Will Build A Smart Watch As Speculation About Apple's iWatch Continues
Samsung is indeed working on a smart watch, the company's Executive Vice President of Mobile told Bloomberg in an interview today. "We are preparing products for the future, and the watch is definitel...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Ex-Googlers Launch Sift Science, A Fraud-Fighting System For Websites, Backed By $5.5M In Funding From Union Square, First Round, YC & Others
Sift Science, a Y Combinator-backed startup founded by former Google engineers, is today launching its fraud-fighting service based on machine learning - a system designed to adapt to the ever-changin...
02:15 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Pinfluencer Is Now Piqora As It Preps To Add Tumblr, Twitter And More To Its Social Marketing Net
Pinterest is now slowly gearing up to take more commercial control of its massive data stream of consumers pinning branded content, and brands and other businesses trying to use the wildly popular soc...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Canva Raises $3 Million To Make Design Accessible To Everyone
Canva, a stealthySydney-based startup building an online design platform, is today announcing having raised $3 million in seed funding from Matrix Partners, InterWest Partners, 500 Startups, and angel...
11:41 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch ARM CEO Warren East Stepping Down; President Simon Segars Stepping Up
Warren East, the executive who has seen UK semiconductor juggernaut ARM Holdings through some of its most explosive growth, is stepping down. He had been with the company since 1994. He is being repla...
11:41 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch ARM CEO Warren East Is Stepping Down And Getting Replaced By President Simon Segars
Warren East, the executive who has seen UK semiconductor juggernaut ARM Holdings through some of its most explosive growth, fuelled by deals with companies like Apple for its iPhone and iPad devices, ...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Wacom Unveils The Cintiq 13HD, A Compact Drawing TabletDisplay Combo With Full HD For $999
Wacom’s Cintiq line of drawing tablets is the cream of the crop when it comes to digital graphics editing and creation, and the 12WX long reigned as an impressive entry-level option for those wi...
09:05 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Opens Online Flagship Store On Tmall, The Amazon Of China'
Microsoft launched its flagship online store in China today on Tmall.com, in a move that could help bolster the market share of its hardware, including tablets and smartphones in that country....
09:00 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Google Chromebooks Go Global: Now Available In Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland And The Netherlands
Google has learned all that it needs to learn about the reception of its Chromebook laptops in the U.S. and UK and has announced availability of Acer, HP and Samsung flavors of its device in Australia...
08:53 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch The New Salesforce.com CRM Platform Is Chatter And It's Made For Mobile
Salesforce.com released an update to Chatter today that is designed specifically for mobile devices and represents the company's next generation CRM platform.Chatter, the company's activity stream ser...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Bowers & Wilkins Intros The Zeppelin Air And Z2 Wireless Speakers With iPhone 5 Owners In Mind
Bowers & Wilkin's Zeppelin speaker is one of its best products, but as times evolve, so does the company and its products. That's why the British Speaker manufacturer is introducing the Zeppelin A...
07:39 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch 1Q Global PC Shipments Will Be Even Worse Than Expected, Thanks To Slowness In China, Says IDC
Global PC shipments are expected to decline even more due to slower-than-expected growth in China, the world's top PC market, during the first quarter of 2013, according to new data released by IDC. ...
06:07 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Singaporean-Finnish Startup Nonstop Games Raises $2.9M For Core Gaming On iOS, Android
Nonstop Games, a Singaporean-Finnish gaming company (yes, really), just picked up $2.9 million from two Scandinavian venture firms, Creandum and Lifeline Ventures, to build out core games for iOS and ...
05:15 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Hires Team From Trustworthiness Verification Startup Legit
Legit, a startup working on a universal reputation system that could help sharing economy services verify whether users are trustworthy, has recently announced its team will join Facebook....
05:15 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Hires Co-Founders Of Trustworthiness Verification Startup Legit
Legit, a startup working on a universal reputation system that could help sharing economy services verify whether users are trustworthy, has recently announced its team will join Facebook....
04:53 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Google's New Nexus 10 Tablet Commercial Focuses On Its Multiple Account Feature, And That's An Advantage
Google has been on a bit of a roll with its commercials lately, especially for its gadgets. Today, the company unleashed its latest commercial for the Nexus 10, its iPad killer competitor. The video t...
04:34 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch How A YouTube Sensation Beat Justin Timberlake And The Music Industry
Editors note:James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur.I wish I had been smarter when I was 23 years old. I did everything wrong: I felt like I needed a college degree. I fel...
02:08 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Welcome Back, Me!
My phone buzzes. It's a text from Eric. We'd been talkin' for weeks about the idea of me returning to TechCrunch, and we'd just locked in the following Monday that is, today as my (re)start date. "...
01:09 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch The Basis B1 Fitness Band Is Amazing But Still Needs Polish
Being as chiseled as I am is tough. You have to eat right (brownies only every other day), exercise (take the stairs to the attic), and keep tabs on things like your heart rate and body temperature wh...
12:43 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Security Expert Brian Krebs Faced A Real-Life SWATing After Posting About Russian Cybercrime Site
Security writer Brian Krebs' phone was spoofed and a SWAT team called to his home last week by hackers who apparently took offense at his investigations into various online hacking organizations. His ...
12:42 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch iPhone Still Ranks Far Above Samsung Galaxy Line In Mobile Ads, Says Velti
A lot of headlines have focused on the new Galaxy S4 as a potential iPhone challenger in terms of hype and mindshare, but mobile ad firm Velti offers a different perspective in its February summary of...
12:32 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Philadelphia Startup SnipSnap Finally Brings Its Mobile Coupon Clipping App To Android
The team at SnipSnap has been quietly plugging away on an Android version of its popular mobile coupon app for what seems like ages now, but the wait for all you cost-conscious Android devotees is ove...
12:20 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Top Hat Monocle Takes Its Classroom Response System International, Signs Up 25K Students In Asia-Pacific Region
Top Hat Monocle, the Toronto, Canada-based service that provides a web-based clicker and online homework tool that aims to make large lecture-based classes more engaging just announced that it is expa...
12:18 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Windows Azure Adds Support For PhoneGap, Dropbox and Hadoop
Windows Azure has added new support for a number of services including PhoneGap, Dropbox and Hadoop.According to a blog post byScott Guthrie, a corporate vice president in the Microsoft Tools and Serv...
12:15 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Now Lets Its Self-Service Advertisers Access Advanced Campaign Tools, Target Based On Interests, Device Or Sex
Twitter wants brands to be able to target their ads effectively, otherwise why would you spend money to spray and pray your message to every single person on the network? Since the micro networking si...
12:08 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch EA CEO John Riccitiello Steps Down, Larry Probst Becomes Executive Chairman
EA’s CEO John Riccitiello has just submitted his letter of resignation to the company’s board. He’s stepping down on March 30 and Larry Probst is stepping in as Executive Chairman. P...
12:08 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch EA CEO John Riccitiello Steps Down Over Shortcomings In Financial Performance
EA’s CEO John Riccitiello has just submitted his letter of resignation to the company’s board. He’s stepping down on March 30 and Larry Probst is stepping in as Executive Chairman. P...
12:04 am GMT - Tue, March 19, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga Looks To Revive Draw Something With A Sequel That's Much More Of A Social Network
Zynga’s biggest acquisition to date — the $180 million deal to buy Draw Something-maker OMGPOP last year — was the one it ended up being the most pilloried for. At its peak, Draw Som...
11:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Cheezburger's Ben Huh On Why Founders And Companies Should Be More Funny [TCTV]
A lot of founders and companies will say that their big focus is on being taken seriously -- especially at the earlier stages. But Ben Huh, the CEO of the super popular Cheezburger Network of websites...
11:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch The Washington Post To Add Paywall For Frequent Readers
Political junkies may have a bit less change in their pockets after this summer: The Washington Post is setting up a metered paywall for its online content. The staple of D.C. news will begin charging...
11:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch DrawChat Creator Launches His Mobile Ad Startup Namo Media, Raises $1.9M Round Led By Google Ventures
Late last year, former Googler Gabor Cselle had a problem. He'd launched a fun app called DrawChat, and it was starting to see some real usage which would be great, except Cselle told me that DrawCha...
10:49 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paperwhite And A Ticket To Disrupt NY
Want a chance to win a free ticket to Disrupt NY, as well asa free Kindle Fire HD and a Kindle Paperwhite? Yes? Who wouldn't? If so, keep reading....
10:37 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch CumuLogic Pivots, Launches AWS-Style Service For Customers To Put Behind The Firewall
CumuLogic is launching a new a modular service that provides customers with a way to choose what services to use on either a cloud or on-premise architecture.Executives say it gives customers a way to...
10:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed CircuitLab Has 70K Monthly Users For Its Browser-Based Electronics Design And Simulation Tool
CircuitLab is coming up on its one year anniversary, and the startup (now part of Y Combinator's winter 2013 cohort) now boasts 70,000 monthly active users, who run an average of one circuit simulatio...
10:12 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Enterprise-Focused Emergence Capital Takes On Alison Berkley Wagonfeld As Operating Partner
Emergence Capital Partners, an enterprise-focused venture firm that has backed Salesforce.com, Yammer and Box, just took on a new operating partner with the hiring of Alison Berkley Wagonfeld. She com...
10:10 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Mozilla Plans To Improve Firefox Developer Tools With In-Browser Editing, Better Firebug Integration, Network Panel & More
Last week, Mozilla technology evangelist Paul Rouget asked web developers what improvements they wanted to see in Firefox’s developer tools. Based on the feedback the team got on HackerNews and ...
09:56 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Ustwo's Rando Is A Random Photo-Sharing App That Deliberately Snubs Social Features
UK mobile games and app developer studio ustwo, creator of games and apps like Whale Trail and MouthOff to name a couple, has launched a new photo-sharing app called Rando. The kicker is it's entirely...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Karl Rove Will Find That Republicans Can't Buy Talent In Silicon Valley
One of the Republican Party's top campaign masterminds, Karl Rove, is reportedly looking to build the epicenter of conservative digital campaign tools right in the heart of Silicon Valley. "We are wor...
09:21 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On Privacy: Why Giving Us Control Of Our Online Data Is The Next Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity [TCTV]
It's often been said that we, as users, are "the product" of networks like Google or Facebook. But there is now a new wave of privacy centric start-ups seeking to give us back control of our personal ...
08:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Marc Andreessen, Tim Berners-Lee and Vint Cerf Among Inaugural Winners Of The 1M Queen Elizabeth Prize For Engineering
The Queen of England is not exactly known for being a digital-first champion of technology, but it looks like the British monarchy may be trying to change that association going forward, with a new aw...
08:43 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Flattr Now Monetizes The Like Economy By Connecting Social Accounts With Payments
Flattr launched back in July 2010 as a sort of 'Facebook Like' but with real money involved. A user that sets up a Flattr account pays a monthly fee a minimum of $2 that they are willing to contribu...
08:40 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Errplane Launches Comprehensive Performance Monitoring And Alert Service For Web Apps
Errplane, a new Y Combinator-backed service for monitoring performance, uptime and errors for any type of web application, just officially launched its service. Currently, Errplane argues, developers ...
08:31 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Minuum Turns To Indiegogo To Fund A New Mobile Software Keyboard For Smartphones And Beyond
Toronto-based startup Whirlscape believes that taking a keyboard originally designed for a typewriter, turning it digital and calling it a day is the wrong way to go about making the best possible sma...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed StyleUp Recommends Daily Personalized Outfits Tailored To Your Style And Location
One of the problems with fashion magazines is that they lack the element of personalization and curation that is entering the online fashion industry and retail world. Kendall Herbst, a former fashion...
08:18 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Google Maps Gets More Exploratory With Street View Access To Everest, Kilimanjaro, Mount Elbrus And More
Google has been doing a lot to make Google Maps more about exploring the world, including places few will ever be able to see with their own eyes. Today, the company announced that it has added more l...
08:12 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Google Keep's Already Shaky Ground
Google is experimenting with an Evernote-like service called "Keep," which accidentally made a brief appearance today before disappearing again. If such a launch is indeed on the horizon, then the tim...
08:11 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Andrew Auernheimer AKA The AT&T Hacker Sentenced To 41 Months In Prison, 3 Years Probation And Restitution Of $73K
Andrew Auernheimer, commonly known as AT&T Hacker Weev, has just received sentencing on one charge of conspiracy to access a computer without authorization (18 U.S.C. 1030(a)(2)(C) part of the Co...
07:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Qi Confirms Upcoming Galaxy S4 Wireless Charging Accessories
It's official: The Samsung Galaxy S4 will support Qi wireless charging but only through an optional backplate. When the Samsung Galaxy S4 launched last week, Engadget spied several Qi wireless chargin...
07:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Review: The Timbuk2 Espionage Camera Backpack
The tale of this backpack review is one of love and regret; I love how this backpack works and I regret that I did not take it on my last trip. In short, its a good pack, generally does what it is des...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry CEO Expects 100,000 Apps To Be Available In Time For BlackBerry 10s U.S. Debut
BlackBerry's first BlackBerry 10 smartphone is about to make its official U.S. consumer debut in just a few days, and the long wait has seen the size of the platform's app selection swell considerably...
06:59 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Twilio Launches SIP Service To Take It One Step Closer To Enterprises, And Help It Prep For Video
Twilio, the cloud-based communications company that lets app and website developers embed calling and messaging features into their work with a bit of API code, is today taking one more step to streng...
06:59 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Twilio Launches SIP Voice Service To Take It One Step Closer To Enterprises, And Help It Prep For Video
Twilio, the cloud-based communications company that lets app and website developers embed calling and messaging features into their work with a bit of API code, is today taking one more step to streng...
06:58 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Whyd Wants To Connect Music Lovers To Help Them Discover More Tracks They'll Love
When Whyd opened to the public in November it offered music bookmarking functionality along the lines of recently launched Songdrop, which we described as a "Delicious for music". However, the Paris-b...
06:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Couch Player Is An iPad Music App That Puts The Playlist Front And Center
Swiss mobile development and design firm Clever & Son bills itself as a "maker of premium apps," and judging by Couch Player, its latest creation, the startup lives up to its name. Couch Player is...
06:13 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Join Us In Celebrating A Very Special Birthday
In the years I've been writing for TechCrunch, commenters have come and gone. BrooklynSurfer, SteveJabs, and some other dudes I forgot all graced our pages and made our lives special in one way or the...
06:12 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Google Drive Experiencing Intermittent Issues
Google Drive is apparently having some issues this morning, according to a number of complaints spotted on Twitter, plus TechCrunch's staff own experiences. However, the Google App Status Dashboard is...
06:12 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Google Drive Experiencing Outage (UPDATE: Google Says Resolved)
Google Drive is apparently having some issues this morning, according to a number of complaints spotted on Twitter, plus TechCrunch's staff own experiences. However, the Google App Status Dashboard is...
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Docracy Opens Up Document Genome Project To Let You Compare And Contrast Contracts And Patents
Docracy, a TechCrunch Hackathon winner aimed at creating a database of open legal documents, has been relatively quiet over the past few months. After taking a $225k investment from Reed Elsevier and ...
05:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Google Nexus 5 Could Have Nikon Camera Tech On Board, Report Claims
Google's next reference smartphone is the subject of many rumors over the past few days, but only one stands out as not too outlandish. Phonearena reports that according to a source, the next Nexus co...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Web App Interface Builder Divshot Raises $1.1 Million Seed Round
Divshot, a Santa Monica-based startup offering a drag-and-drop interface builder for web applications, has raised $1.1 million in seed funding, the company is announcing today. The round was led by Ri...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch On The Heels Of Another Record Year, Vidyo Introduces Virtualized Video Conferencing
Video conferencing startup Vidyo continues to grow, thanks to the help of service provider partnerships and through sales to various enterprise, government, and health agencies. It's trying to make ad...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Analytics In Hand, Pinterest Rolls Out Its Desktop Redesign Globally - Updates To iOS And Android Apps Coming Soon
On the back of a new analytics product designed to help brands and others better track how well their pinned content is progressing through Pinterest's millions of pinboards, today the image-based soc...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Analytics In Hand, Pinterest Takes Its Discovery-Friendly Desktop Redesign Global; iOS And Android Updates Coming Soon
On the back of a new analytics product designed to help brands and others better track how well their pinned content is progressing through Pinterest's millions of pinboards, today the image-based soc...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Aviary Launches Its Photo Editing SDK For Windows 8 Thanks To AMD Ventures Investment
Aviary, the company that provides a fully customizable SDKs for applications that want to include photo editing, has announced the launch of its Windows 8 SDK in collaboration with AMD and Microsoft. ...
03:43 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Kiva's Crowdfunded Loans Platform Chalks Up 1M Borrowers & $400M Lent, After Seven Years Of Micro-Lending To Alleviate Poverty
Kiva.org, a not-for-profit organisation that's been matching micro-lenders with low-income borrowers since 2005, has announced it's passed the one million borrowers mark. The total value of the crowdf...
03:37 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Says Windows Phone 8 Support Ends July 2014, Still No Official Successor Announced
Microsoft has published a support document on its website that indicates both Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.8 will stop being supported in the second half of 2014, in July for Windows Phone 8 an...
02:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Kaifu Lee Tracks How Many Of His Weibo Posts Have Been Deleted
Former Google China head, Kaifu Lee, has been tracking how many times his Weibo posts on Tencent and Sina have been censored and deleted, and has helpfully made a graph of the past 8 months. The outsp...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Samwer Brothers Team Up With Delivery Hero Founder In New, $194M Venture Fund
Make way for one more big venture fund coming out of Europe, this one with some colorful backers. Oliver and Marc Samwer -- founders of the Rocket Internet startup incubator among other things -- have...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch With No Buyer For The ST-Ericsson JV, Chipmaker Cuts 1,600 Workers And Prepares For Divorce
More developments on the grim story of ST-Ericsson, the JV between Ericsson and STMicroelectronics that tried to kickstart a semiconductor business in Europe. The owners say that they have failed to f...
10:53 am GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Founders Fund-Backed Jawfish Games Goes For Real, Synchronous Multi-Player on iOS (Really!)
Although playing against someone else in real-time has a kick that nothing else can quite mimic, turn-based multiplayer games have thrived on iOS and Android. That’s partly because slower data c...
10:53 am GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Jawfish Games Goes For Real, Synchronous Multi-Player On iOS (Really!)
Although playing against someone else in real-time has a kick that nothing else can quite mimic, turn-based multiplayer games have thrived on iOS and Android. That’s partly because slower data c...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Messaging Service WhatsApp To Extend Subscription Model To iOS This Year, But Don't Hold Your Breath For A Desktop App
WhatsApp, the popular mobile messaging app that eschews advertising in favor of a paid model, is getting ready to bring its iOS app in line with the apps it makes for other platforms by turning it int...
09:02 am GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Note-Taking Service Google Keep Briefly Appears Before Disappearing Again
Note-taking app Google Keep briefly went live earlier today at https://drive.google.com/keep/ before disappearing, but not before Android Police spotted it and took screenshots....
09:00 am GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Uber, Lyft, SideCar, And The So-Called Safety Problem
Uber is unsafe. Lyft, SideCar, and other ride-sharing services are unsafe. At the very least, there is the question of their safety for passengers. And why? Because they represent a new type of techno...
08:51 am GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Military ID Verification Service, Troop ID, Raises $2.1 Million
Iraq War veteran and Troop ID founder, Blake Hall, has scored a cool $2.1 million from notable investors, such as David Tisch and Mark McLaughlin. The former elite soldier has raised a total of $5.7M ...
08:08 am GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Sharp's Financial Woes Continue As It Misses Deadline For $120M Qualcomm Investment
In another setback for the Japanese electronics giant, Sharp said it will miss a March 29 deadline for the second half of a $120 million investment from Qualcomm after failing to complete a plan to be...
08:02 am GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Grows An Ego
For the first time in the six years of the iPhone’s life, Apple seems to be going on the defensive, and with good reason. Apple’s global marketshare is slowly shrinking alongside the growt...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch The UK's Growth Dilemma: Taxes Keep The Biggest Startups From Taking The Next Step To IPO
As they reach the stage when theyre approaching profitability, fast-growth companies have a choice: they can either focus on profits - or on market share and scale. Our preference is that they continu...
06:23 am GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Checking Facebook Has Become Too Much Like Checking Email, And The News Feed Redesign Might Fix That
Do you enjoy checking email? Probably not, since the word “checking” is something that sounds like work. Whenever you have to continually go back to a place to see if anything new is there...
05:45 am GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Sometimes, I Like To Wait
So I finally finished watching the first season of House of Cards this weekend. Which is crazy, right? It's been a full month and a half since all 13 episodes went live on Netflix.How could I wait so ...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch ESRI Takes Its Deep Mapping Software Online To Help Developers Become More Like Geographers
Out beyond the edge of SXSW last week, the ESRI team camped out in an old brick firehouse with the veneer of an old boot factory and the interior of an Italian palace. It felt like the home of an ecce...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: Where Did Wii U Go Wrong?
Remember that console that Nintendo launched with the tablet controller? No, not the Wii, the other one. No? Strangely most of us seem to have forgotten all about it too, and quickly. Sales are terrib...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Good Riddance, Google Reader
Google Reader turned into a zombie a long time ago and it’s good that Google finally killed it. For years, Google Reader has been sitting on Google’s servers without any appreciable update...
12:22 am GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Focusing On The Google Reader Shutdown
Last week Google announced the shutdown of Google Reader as part of its company wide bid to “focus” on “fewer products.” “We know Reader has a devoted following who will ...
12:21 am GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Opens Early Adopter Club To Reignite Mobile Experimentation
Ditching HTML5 cost Facebook the flexibility to tinker and quietly try out design or feature changes on subsets of users. But now it can experiment again. Thursday Facebook launched a beta club offeri...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, March 18, 2013
Techcrunch Line: We're A Social Entertainment Platform, Not Just A Free Calls Messaging App
Line, an app made by South Koreas Naver Corp which has grown rapidly since its launch in summer 2011, is typically labelled as a messaging app and compared to the likes of WhatsApp, Viber and Skype. ...
10:40 pm GMT - Sun, March 17, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Lollipuff Is An eBay-Like Marketplace For Authenticated Designer Clothing And Accessories
One of the main problems with buying designer clothing off of eBay and other auction sites is that there is really no guarantee that the item you are purchasing is actually what it appears to be. Desp...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 17, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's Forward Stance
Apple doesn't need a miracle, but clearly the marketing department thinks the company needs to step things up. To wit: Apple's latest iPhone web page which touts "There's iPhone. And then there's ever...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 17, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Google Kills Reader, Samsung's Galaxy S4, Dropbox's $100M Mailbox Buy
The tech industry brought a lot of drama this week, so there was lots to dig into in this episode of CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show where a few of us writers give our personal takes on the stories...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 17, 2013
Techcrunch Iterations: The Improbable, Captivating Pivot From Orchestra To Mailbox
On Friday, Dropboxs acquisition of Mailbox marked the first time the tech community lit up in amazement and awe of a consumer transaction since Facebook acquired Instagram back in April 2012. The atte...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 17, 2013
Techcrunch God Damn It, Google
Once, I envisioned Google's destiny as a rich tapestry, obscure services hooking in through engines and tools to a vastness of data, and, at the other end of the telescope, a single point of entry thr...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 17, 2013
Techcrunch Hardware Startups Have A Better Shot At Traction Thanks To Their Wearable Computing Forebears
Editor's note: Nabeel Hyatt is a venture partner at Spark Capital.The last 12 months have seen an explosion in human-computer interfaces.Google Glass, Oculus Rift,Myo,Leap Motion and several others ar...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 17, 2013
Techcrunch Is Equity Crowdfunding A Threat To Venture Capitalists?
Editor's note: Zach Noorani is a former VC and current second-year MBA student at MIT Sloan.Isnt it fun to ponder the awesome disruptive power that equity crowdfunding might have over the venture capi...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 17, 2013
Techcrunch Surviving "Founder Fear"
Editor's note:David Selinger is CEO and Co-Founder of RichRelevance. He previously co-founded Redfin and led the research and development arm of Amazon.coms Data Mining and Personalization team.The li...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, March 17, 2013
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: Baubles For Your Bike Part I
Editors note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals.Back in J...
06:37 am GMT - Sun, March 17, 2013
Techcrunch Don't Let Your Hype Write A Check That Your Product Can't Cash
Everywhere you went around Austin this past week, there were people queuing up for things, Grumpy Cat, the GroupMe Grill, the Twitter party, Salt Lick BBQ.One startup fte was so packedeven a founder c...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, March 17, 2013
Techcrunch Are Tablets Mobile? The Samsung Galaxy S4 Could Finally End The Debate
Editor's note: Bill Ready is CEO of Braintree, an online and mobile payment provider to many of the top apps in the App Store, including Uber, Airbnb, Angry Birds, OpenTable, Fab and HotelTonight. Whe...
12:13 am GMT - Sun, March 17, 2013
Techcrunch HealthTap's Q&A Service Sees 7.5M Uniques Per Month, With MDs Spending An Hour Per Session Providing 581M Answers
When you have a health question, what do you do? Likelihood is that you either search Google for the answer, WebMD, try to call your doctor, or set up an appointment. For most people, the latter two o...
09:25 pm GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Smartwatch Developers Rejoice! Pebble Will Release Proof-Of-Concept Watchface SDK In Early April
After much fanfare the Pebble smartwatch made the leap from fanciful concept to full-fledged product earlier this year, but now that units have started to ship and people have started to wear them, wh...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Attention Surplus Disorder
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor enjoys a week of actual tech news for the first time in quite a while. Samsung's latest big screen phone comes...
08:17 pm GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Dennis Crowley Of Foursquare On Social Search, Platforms And Rivals
TechCrunch interviewed Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley a couple of weeks ago during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (referenced here). It was his third time visiting and speaking at the event, and pe...
08:16 pm GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Foursquare Aims At A Moving Target As It Tries To Close Another Round Of Funding
This years SXSWi did not the herald the next Big Thing in tech, as someguessed it wouldn't, but it wasnt always this way. In 2010, a year when people were a bit more optimistic about the new new thing...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Searching For Beasts In Silicon Valley's War For Talent'
Editors note:Glenn Kelmanis the CEO of Redfin,a technology-powered real estate broker backed by Madrona Venture Group and Greylock Partners.At a recent wedding in San Francisco, a friend who runs engi...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Searching For Beasts In Silicon Valley's War For Talent
Editors note: Glenn Kelmanis the CEO of Redfin,a technology-powered real estate broker backed by Madrona Venture Group and Greylock Partners.At a recent wedding in San Francisco, a friend who runs eng...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Who's Afraid Of Google Glass?
"First you see video. Then you wear video. Then you eat video. Then you be video." -- Pat Cadigan, Pretty Boy CrossoverSheesh. A whole lot of people who presumably have never actually seen Google Glas...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch If You Think 10% Is A Good Transaction Fee For Your Marketplace, Then It Will Struggle
Editors note: Sunil Rajaraman is the co-founder and CEO of Scripted.com, a marketplace for businesses to create content at scale; Scripted has a pool of 80,000 freelance writers and 1,000 customers. F...
08:20 am GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Brings Down The Hammer Again: Cuts Off MessageMe's Access To Its Social Graph
MessageMe, an app that launched last week and raced up the charts to the #2 spot in social networking in the U.S., is confronting Facebook’s touchiness around access to its social graph. The app...
08:00 am GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Is The Death Of JavaScript Upon Us, Or Is A Universal Language Transformation Underway?
Editor's note: Pter Halcsy is co-founder and CTO of Prezi.Startups identify with JavaScript. When you're just starting out, you need to be dynamic. You need to be flexible. You need to be able to bust...
06:53 am GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch UpWest Labs' Fourth Batch Of Israeli Startups Look To Go Big In The U.S. By Taking The B2B Approach
In January of last year, Gil Ben-Artzy and Shuly Galili launched a startup accelerator with the intent to expose Silicon Valley to the next generation of hot Israeli tech companies -- and vice versa. ...
06:11 am GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch See, Uber - This Is What Happens When You Cannibalize Yourself
Uber drivers are pissed off. But that shouldn't come as much of a surprise... At least not to anyone who's been paying attention. A group of UberBLACK drivers congregated outside of the company's SOM...
06:04 am GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Uber Drivers Gather Outside SF Office To Protest Dismissals, Payment System, Lack Of Input
A group of current and former Uber drivers gathered outside the startup's San Francisco headquarters to protest what they said was unfair treatment by the company. When I arrived at around 5:45pm, a g...
06:04 am GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Carrier App Stores Suck, So Japan's KDDI Did Something Different And Is Pulling In $250M A Year For Apps
When Apple launched its app store about five years ago, the company had no idea it would become the success it is today. It disintermediated carriers from what would become a lucrative revenue stream,...
05:22 am GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Acquires Web Application Server Talaria To Enhance Its Cloud Platform
Talaria, a company that was building a “new, dynamic web application server with a JIT-based runtime at its heart,” just announced that it has been acquired by Google. The Talaria team wil...
04:29 am GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Mailbox Cost Dropbox Around $100 Million
Disrupt alumnus Dropbox made the second in a series of super-savvy, super-early stage acquisitions today, picking up hyped-up email management app Mailbox in an acquisition that we're calling "DropMai...
03:35 am GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Niantic Labs Will Soon Launch An eBook Spin-Off Of Its Ingress AR Game
This is a bit of an odd story: according to paidContent – and as first reported by to PublishersLunch – Google’s Niantic Labs, the somewhat mysterious division of Google that is home...
02:47 am GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Lawdingo, The Startup That Lets You Talk To Lawyers Instantly, Joins Y Combinator
Lawdingo, a startup that connects users with lawyers for online consultations (sometimes instantly), is announcing that it's part of the current class of startups at Y Combinator.I last wrote about La...
02:22 am GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Formspring, The Pioneering Ask Me Anything' Anonymous Q&A Platform, Is Shutting Down
Formspring, a startup that helped pioneer the "ask me anything" format of anonymous Q&A online, is shutting down. The San Francisco company announced the news in a blog post this afternoon.The clo...
02:04 am GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Wayin's Scott McNealy On Making The Leap From Sun Microsystems Back Into Startups [TCTV]
When it comes to high-flying superpowers of the tech industry, it doesn't get much bigger than Sun Microsystems back in its heyday, while it was under the leadership of co-founder and former CEO Scott...
01:45 am GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Menlo Ventures' Shawn Carolan On Sourcing Siri, How He Wants To Solve Email Overload And More
Menlo Ventures Managing DirectorShawn Carolan stopped by the studio for our Ask A VC series....
12:35 am GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Airbnb Open Sources Its Chronos Scheduler, A More Flexible Cron Replacement With A Web-Based GUI
Airbnb just announced that it has open sourced Chronos, the company’s replacement for the standard time-based Cronschedule that is probably familiar to everybody who has ever used a Unix-based s...
12:21 am GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Fills CTO Role By Promoting Its VP Of Engineering, Mike Schroepfer
Mark Zuckerberg has just made an internal announcement to Facebook naming its veteran VP of Engineering Mike Schroepfer as CTO, I've just learned from an industry source. Facebook has since confirmed ...
12:21 am GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Fills Vacant CTO Role By Promoting Its VP Of Engineering, Mike Schroepfer
Mark Zuckerberg has just made an internal announcement to Facebook naming its veteran VP of Engineering Mike Schroepfer as CTO, we've just learned from an industry source. Facebook has since confirmed...
12:13 am GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 03.15.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Dan Farber, Keith Teare and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific. ...
12:11 am GMT - Sat, March 16, 2013
Techcrunch Dear Microsoft, Samsung Isn't Very Happy With You
Theres been a lot of talk lately about Samsungs growing rift with Google. But what about Samsung and Microsoft? Samsung has indeed been moving away from Googles native apps with their own complement o...
11:57 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch There Is No Such Thing As A Great Launch Event
If you woke up this morning wondering why Samsung is being berated on social media less than 24 hours after announcing its latest flagship phone, might I point you here and here, where you can read of...
11:14 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox Bought Mailbox Because It Wants To Be More Than A Cloud Storage Company
Dropbox earlier today caused a Friday boom with its acquisition of hot new mobile mail startup Mailbox. The move has two layers of significance for the company, and it points to what more we will like...
11:13 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch FuzeBox Hires Google's Amritansh Raghav And Skype's Eran Shtiegman To Lead Product And Engineering
Video conferencing company FuzeBox is announcing two big hires today Amritansh Raghav, former engineering director for Google Compute Engine, and Eran Shtiegman, a former director of product manageme...
10:57 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Princeton Review Founder's Startup Noodle Acquires Lore To Build An Education Marketplace Around Search
Last summer, we told you about the launch of Noodle Education, a startup co-founded and led by John Katzman, perhaps better known as a co-founder of The Princeton Review and 2U (formerly 2tor). The st...
10:55 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch New GoogleMotorola X Phone Rumors Point To Multiple Models And Aggressive Price Tags
Now that Sony, LG, HTC, and Samsung have all pulled back the curtains on their flagship Android smartphones, the rumor mill can churn with renewed focus on yet another nebulous device -- Motorola's se...
10:53 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed InstantCab Provides A Hybrid Alternative To Ride-Sharing And Taxi Apps
InstantCab has a unique twist on the transportation app business, by combining inventory of taxi drivers along with community ride-sharing drivers. Together, the company hopes to meet all of the dema...
10:50 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Singapore Restaurant Booking Site Chope Raises $2.5M Series B
Chope has raised $2.5 million (S$3.2 million) in Series B funding. The round was led by local publishing house, Singapore Press Holdings, which now owns about 25% of the startup, valued at $1.4 millio...
10:45 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Singapore Restaurant Booking Site Chope Raises $2.5M Series B
Chope has raised $2.5 million (S$3.2 million) in Series B funding. The round was led by local publishing house, Singapore Press Holdings, which now owns 27.8% of the startup, valued at $1.4 million (S...
10:39 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch BraveNewTalent Admits Social Recruitment' Didn't Work, But Pivot To Enterprise Is Paying Off'
BraveNewTalent launched as a social recruitment platform back in 2010 and went on to secure VC funding a year later. But last year saw the startup pivot in a big way. The original model was geared tow...
10:35 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch I'm More Afraid Of The Chinese Government Than The U.S. Government
There are two governments vying to be the best at spying on U.S. citizens: the American government and the Chinese government. While I'm not thrilled about either military sifting through my private d...
10:18 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Chamath Palihapitiya To Join Us For Disrupt NY
With Disrupt NY just a month out, we're excited to announce former Facebook executive and unconventional venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya will be taking the stage at the Manhattan Center. ...
10:07 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator Company Swapbox Launches And Aims To Pick Up Where Bufferbox Left Off
You know the drill, you order something from your favorite site and you can’t wait to get the package. Like a blogger normal person, you go to work and hope that the package is there when you ge...
10:05 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch It's Not Just Reader Google Kills Its RSS Subscription Browser Extension, Too
Oh Google. Thought we wouldn't notice that you're trying to kill off not just Google Reader, but your support and endorsement for the RSS format itself? People have just started noticing that Google's...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Digital Forensics And Cyber Security Firm AccessData Gets $45M Investment From Sorenson Capital, Silicon Valley Bank
AccessData was among the first companies to focus on digital forensics, cyber security and litigation support when it was founded all the way back in 1987. The company never took any outside funding. ...
09:34 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch FCC Introduces Experimental Authorization Program To Give Commercial Space Companies Access To Spectrum
The FCC has introduced a plan to give commercial space companies like SpaceX access to the spectrum they need to perform missions. The plan will allow companies to apply for spectrum on a temporary ba...
09:11 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch With $2 Million From Andreessen And Others, YC's Amiato Launches To Bring Big Data AB Testing With SQL To All
Sometimes it takes a bit more time to get something right -- especially when it's technically challenging. That's why Amiato, a Palo Alto, California-based startup, labeled itself as one of the "off t...
09:05 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch D
Dropbox has acquired Mailbox, the popular email app for iOS devices, in a deal the terms of which weren't disclosed. The companies reported the deal to the Wall Street Journal on Friday, saying that M...
09:05 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox Buys Mailbox, All 13 Employees Joining And App Will Remain Separate
Dropbox has acquired Mailbox, the popular email app for iOS devices, in a deal the terms of which weren't disclosed. The companies reported the deal to the Wall Street Journal on Friday, saying that M...
09:01 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy S 4s Quad-CoreOcta-Core Chipsets Are Focused On Efficiency And LTE
Samsung's new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S 4, has different chipsets in the U.S. and international versions of the phone. So while the U.S. S 4 has a 1.9GHz quad-core chip, the international vers...
08:47 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Social Commerce Company Lockerz To Shut Down Plixi Photo Sharing API
After undergoing a round of layoffs in January, Lockerz, the social commerce and photo sharing service, is shutting down its photo sharing API (a.k.a. Plixi). The news was posted by Plixi founder Rodn...
08:17 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Wii U Sales Drop Off A Cliff As The Future Of Gaming Continues To Shift Away From The Console
The Wii U only sold around 64,000 consoles in the U.S. during the month of February, according to a new NPD Group report out today. That's a far cry short of how many sales it achieved from the time i...
08:05 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Redbox Instant, The Netflix Competitor Launched This Week, Won't Run On Jailbroken iOS Devices
Redbox Instant, the video-streaming servicethat arrived to the public this week, won't work on your jailbroken iOS device. Instead, upon launching the mobile app, users with jailbroken devices are pre...
06:40 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Ray Ozzie's Stealthy Startup Talko Is Building A Consumer-Facing Mobile Communications App, Not A Cloud-Based Mobile Backend
In December, news leaked that former Microsoft exec Ray Ozzie had raised $4 million for a stealthy startup known as Talko, previously known as Cocomo. Not much is known about the company's plans, but ...
06:28 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Want Help Offsetting Your Transport-Based Carbon Footprint? GiveO2 Is An App For That
GiveO2 is an app that calculates your transport-related carbon footprint. The app uses your smartphones 3G or GPS connection to track your daily movements and spits out an answer, explaining in grave ...
05:44 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Sculpteo Shows Us What 3D Printing Is Really Good For: Creating Adapters For Old iPod Docks
Sculpteo, a French 3D printing company, is now offering custom iPhone adapters for older iPod docks, allowing you to add connect to your old Bose, Sony, JBL, and other docks with the new Lightning con...
05:39 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's Low-Cost iPhone Reportedly Getting The Same 4-Inch Display As iPhone 5, Super-Thin' Plastic Case
The low-cost iPhone of fable got a little more material with some reports from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Before you balk at reports from an "analyst," note that Kuo has been spot on a numbe...
05:27 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Even More Raspberry Pi Now Made In The U.K. As Largest Distributor Of $35 Microcomputer Shifts All Production To Wales
The Raspberry Pi affordable microcomputer is now almost entirely made in the U.K., after Premier Farnell/element 14 -- the largest of the Pi Foundation's distributors -- announced it has shifted all i...
05:02 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch The Weird, The Bad, And The Samsung
A few years ago, T-Mobile hired a very excitable PR team to hold "parties" for their big launches. They would trot out celebrities, rent out whole downtown clubs, and try to make each launch - remembe...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Survey Says: Online Video Viewers Tune In During Primetime, Too
As more viewing moves to mobile, tablet, and connected TV devices, the amount of viewing that happens online during the prime time hours continues to increase. And according to video ad startup TubeM...
04:56 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Pumps Up The Galaxy S 4s Keyboard With Some Of SwiftKey's Text Input Tech
Continuing the litany of neat things in the Galaxy S 4 that Samsung didn't talk about during its grand (some would say overwrought) unveiling last night, the smartphone's keyboard has gotten a boost t...
04:10 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch The Samsung Galaxy S 4 And Its De-Googling Of Android Suggests We Might See A Split
Samsung did something fairly surprising given that it included the most recent version of Android, 4.2.2, on its brand new Galaxy S 4 smartphone: it didn't talk about that much at all last night at th...
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch U.K. Homegrown Crowdfunding Platforms Band Together To Create Self-Regulatory Body Without Kickstarter, Indiegogo
It's not easy being a crowdfunding tiddler in a pond where sharks like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are known to swim. Which doubtless explains why a group of homegrown U.K. crowdfunding sites have bande...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch After Giving Away Thousands Of Free Rides At SXSW, SideCar Expands To Three New Markets
Just a few days after providing free rides to SXSW attendees in Austin, ride-sharing startup SideCar is announcing plans to continue expansion into new markets. The company, which previously launched ...
01:28 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Ex-Asia Head of Facebook Mobile Joins Jungle Ventures As Entrepreneur-In-Residence
Jungle Ventures, a VC in Singapore, has added Alon Sobol as an entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR). Sobol was up till last year head of mobile partnerships for Facebook in Asia, and has been an advisor fo...
12:27 pm GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Nimbuzz Hits 150M Emerging Market Users, Puts The Heat On Facebook In Asia
Free messaging apps are a dime a dozen these days. There's everything from Viber, to Skype, to WhatsApp to GroupMe. But while these startups concentrated on smartphone apps, it has been in the emergin...
10:35 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Nearly 35% Of Android Apps In China Secretly Steal User Data, Another Sign Of Google's Lack Of Control
Earlier this week, the Data Center of China Internet (DCCI) released a report(h/t Tech In Asia)that showed nearly 35 percent of the Android apps it surveyed were secretly stealing user data unrelated ...
09:38 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Now Has 3 CEOS With The Addition Of J.K. Shin And Boo-keun Yoon
Samsung Electronics announced today that it has appointed Boo-keun Yoon and J.K. Shin as co-CEOs following its annual shareholders meeting. That means the Korean tech giant now has three CEOs: current...
06:34 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch IronPearl Is Systematizing The Secrets That Have Helped Startups Like Wanelo, Lyft And Goodreads Grow
If you build it, they will come, right? Not exactly. Growth is actually a lot more complicated than that. Getting users to discover your product, and then stick to it, is more of a rigorous science th...
06:14 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Unveils A Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller For The Galaxy S 4
Samsung is releasing a bombardment of accessories along with their Galaxy S4, one of which is a fully functional, boda-fide wireless gaming controller.The oval shaped controller is a great deal smalle...
06:12 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Taps Mobeam To Bring Beamable Barcodes To The Galaxy S 4, Could Wallet Integration Be Next?
Samsung talked up the Galaxy S 4's features with a bit of Broadway flair here at Radio City Music Hall, but there still are some neat additions to the device that didn't get a moment in the spotlight....
04:02 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Launches The Galaxy S 4 With A Baffling, Overproduced Broadway-Style Show
I'm watching the live stream of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 launch event in New York, and I cannot stop laughing. In theory, illustrating different features with real-world scenarios isn't a terrible idea....
04:00 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Debuts S View Cover For Galaxy S 4 With Integrated Display Window
Samsung didn't just unveil a new flagship smartphone today, it also introduced a cover accessory for that device with unique features. The S View cover has an integrated pass-through window for the ma...
03:48 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Launches New Version Of S Health, Complete With S Band Step Tracking Wristband
Samsung's S Band and updated S Health app are brand new features added to the Galaxy S 4. The updated S Health app improves upon the S Health design debuted in the Galaxy S III. It takes advantage of ...
03:22 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy S 4 Beats The Best With 5-inch, 1080p Display, 1.9GHz Processor, Gesture Controls And A Q2 2013 Release
As if it could be any other way, the just-announced Samsung Galaxy S 4 is Samsung's, and perhaps even Android's, best phone yet. In fact, it very well may be the best smartphone on the market, period....
03:07 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Join Us Live Right Now For Our Samsung Galaxy S 4 Reveal Event Live Blog
Samsung is launching its Galaxy S 4 device (better known as the worst kept secret of all time) in New York today at a special event. The event is live streaming via YouTube, but we're also there cover...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Watch The Galaxy S 4 Live Video Stream Right Here!
The Galaxy S 4 is upon us and this is the official Samsung webcast. Of course you can follow along with our liveblog, or, if it floats your boat, watch the live video stream embedded here....
02:48 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Hulu To Name Andy Forssell As Acting CEO Following Jason Kilar Departure
Andy Forssell will take over the position of CEO at online video company Hulu later this month, following the long-expected departure of the company’s current chief executive Jason Kilar. The su...
02:48 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Hulu To Appoint Andy Forssell As Acting CEO Following Jason Kilar Departure
Andy Forssell will take over the position of CEO at online video company Hulu later this month, following the long-expected departure of the company's current chief executive Jason Kilar.The successio...
02:13 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Hashtags On Facebook Would Open Up Exploration And Discovery Way More Than Graph Search
The hashtag (#), which is a hallmark of Twitter’s userbase wanting to categorize content, is rumored to become a part of Facebook’s Graph Search. The company is tinkering around with the n...
02:06 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch LeVar Burton On How Interstellar Human Travel Could Become A Reality [TCTV]
We all know that LeVar Burton has famously played a space traveler in the hugely successful Star Trek: The Next Generation series, but nowadays he is spreading the word that human travel beyond our so...
01:49 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google Translate Now Lets You Build A Personalized Phrasebook
Google Translate just added a cool new feature that allows you to easily create a personalized phrasebook with the phrases and sentences you want to memory and/or find yourself translating repeatedly....
01:39 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Meet JumpSeat, The Airbnb For Private Jets
The idea behind JumpSeat is simple: There are a lot of people who want to fly private, but dont necessarily want to do so on a half-empty jet. Rather than pay for the whole jet themselves, they can in...
01:25 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Reuters Editor Indicted For Conspiring With Hacker Group, Anonymous
Thomson Reuter's Deputy Editor of Social Media, Matthew Keys, has been indicted for allegedly conspiring with hacktivist group, "Anonymous." According to the Department of Justice, "Keys provided memb...
01:21 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Agawi Partners With NVIDIA To Deliver Ready-To-Stream Gaming Architecture To ISPs And Telcos
Internet providers have been demoted to dumb tubes with the advent of services like Netflix, iTunes, Spotify and others, which is not where they want to be. Agawi, which has spent the past few years b...
12:41 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Hires The Team At Design Firm Hot Studio
Hot Studio, a design firm based in San Francisco and New York City, just announced that its team will be joining Facebook.Facebook has confirmed the news in a post of its own, writing:We began working...
12:41 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Hires The Team At Design Firm Hot Studio To Build Tools For Brands
Hot Studio, a design firm based in San Francisco and New York City, just announced that its team will be joining Facebook.Facebook has confirmed the news in a post of its own, writing:We began working...
12:40 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook May Launch Hashtags To Open Graph Searches Of Related Posts, But There Are Privacy Concerns
Facebook already has tagging for people, Pages, and location, and could soon allow users to tag their posts with hashtags so they could be more easily indexed and surfaced by Graph Search. A source to...
12:40 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook May Launch Hashtags To Open Graph Searches Of Related Posts, But There Are Privacy Questions
Facebook already has tagging for people, Pages, and location, and could soon allow users to tag their posts with hashtags so they could be more easily indexed and surfaced by Graph Search. A source to...
12:30 am GMT - Fri, March 15, 2013
Techcrunch Mozilla Launches Open Badges 1.0, A New Standard to Recognize and Verify Online Learning and Education
As web-based learning platforms proliferate, and education increasingly happens in formal and informal settings and in both real and virtual classrooms, there is a growing need for a new form of crede...
11:34 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch White House Launches Being Joe Biden' Website. Can'tGetEnoughFolksy
In case you can't get enough of the folksy musings of "America's Happy Warrior," the White House has launched the Being Joe Biden Portal. "If you want to keep people away during an earthquake, buy som...
11:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Why There's No Mass Protest Over Government Surveillance
The Internet’s biggest organizations collectively rose up in outrage over a potential act of government censorship, yet have been conspicuously silent as Congress mulls sweeping new government s...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch In The Studio, Morgenthaler's Mark Goines Invests In Products For Really Small Businesses
"In the Studio" this week welcomes a Silicon Valley veteran with decades of operational and investing experience under his belt, an active board member to many successful companies, and who holds a we...
10:47 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch As It Prepares For Relaunch, Airtime Hires K2 Media Labs Founder Daniel Klaus To Lead Day-To-Day Operations
Sean Parkers video chat startup Airtime is still alive and kicking, and has a new executive running it. According to sources, K2 Media Labs founder Daniel Klaus has joined the company, as it has moved...
10:47 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch As It Prepares For Relaunch, Airtime Hires K2 Media Labs Founder Daniel Klaus As President
Sean Parkers video chat startup Airtime is still alive and kicking, and has a new executive running it. According to sources, K2 Media Labs founder Daniel Klaus has joined the company, as it has moved...
10:44 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Bebestore Lands $10.2M From W7, Atomico In The Race For Brazil's Kid-Focused eCommerce Market
After nearly being eradicated when the Dot-com bubble burst in 2000, the Brazilian startup community has been slow to come back. However, over the last two years, growth has been accelerating and Braz...
10:39 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Digg Yes, That Digg Is Building A Google Reader Replacement, Complete With API
Google Reader being shut down by its malevolent overlords leaves a gaping, Google Reader-sized hole in the market where it used to be. Many are stepping up today to announce that their products or ser...
10:33 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy S IV Gets Picked Over Before The Unpacked' Event In Exhaustive Review
Times Square is where Samsung is gearing up to unveil the Galaxy S IV tonight at a special press event, but the leaks won't stop coming. The latest, from the same Chinese source that brought us videos...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Duolingo Adds Offline Mode And Speech Recognition To Its Mobile App
Duolingo, the popular language-learning service founded by CAPTCHA co-inventor and reCAPTCHA founder Luis von Ahn, just launched the latest version of its mobile app for the iPhone. This new version i...
10:03 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Will Reveal Its Galaxy S IV Tonight, Join Us At 7PM Eastern4PM Pacific For Our Liveblog
Sure, some last minute leaks may have ruined Samsung's big surprise, but that doesn't mean that there still won't be plenty to talk about when the Korean electronics titan shows off its flagship Galax...
09:43 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch DeveloperAuction Raises $2.7M From NEA, Google Ventures To Change The Way Technical Talent Is Hired
DeveloperAuction, a platform where engineers can put themselves out to dozens or hundreds of potential employers, raised $2.7 million from NEA, Sierra Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Google Ventures, Jef...
09:43 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Paul Graham Proposes A Handshake Deal Protocol,' Puts It Into Practice At Y Combinator
Y Combinator founder Paul Graham just published a blog post suggesting a new way to handle handshake deals, i.e., verbal commitments for investments and other transactions.That kind of commitment is c...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch YouTube Capture Goes Big, As The Dedicated Video Recording App Launches On iPad
Ever wanted to be that guy at the concert who holds his iPad up while recording video to post to YouTube, somehow oblivious to the people around him and all semblance of good taste? Well now you can! ...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Mediafed's Qrius Wants To Make RSS Subscriptions Easier, Give Publishers A Better Way To Distribute Their Content
The end of Google Reader is just a few months away, but RSS, the protocol that makes Reader and many other news readers tick, is alive and well. With its Qrius syndication service and the web and mobi...
08:51 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Early Vine Use Sees Video App Rising On iOS While Cinemagram, Viddy, Socialcam All Decline
Call it a fad, call it the Twitter effect, or call it another example of when it pays not to be the first mover, but it looks like two months out of the gate, Twitter's short-form video-sharing app Vi...
08:46 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch StudentFreelance Pulls Students Away From Boring Studying And Drinking, Sticks Them Into The Real World
It's been a long time since I've been a student - we still carried "books" to school and would often enter computer "clusters" where we would do "homework" on "PCs" running "Windows NT" - but I do rem...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Foundation: Chad Hurley Talks Collaborative Social Content and Hints at a New Video Platform
In today's episode of my Foundation series, I talk with Chad Hurley, co-founder of YouTube, and founder of AVOS. Chad talks about life after YouTube, hints at his latest ambition in the video collabor...
07:39 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch CBS Brings Ad-Sponsored Streaming TV To iPhone And iPad; Social Integration, Android & Windows 8 Support Still To Come
CBS is today introducing a new iOS application for iPad and iPhonewhich brings its television programming to mobile devices, offering full episodes for streaming a week after they originally air. Show...
07:32 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Ok, So Maybe Greed Is Groupon, But The Much Bigger Issue Is The Product
The Verge yesterday posted a lengthy look at what went wrong at Groupon, the e-commerce business that recently outsted its CEO and founder Andrew Mason after reporting another disappointing quarter. B...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Warby Parker Co-Founder Launches Harry's, Bringing The Startup's Buy-One-Donate-One To Shaving
Warby Parker co-founder Jeff Raider has teamed up with his old friend Andy Katz-Mayfield to bring a little of that Warby Parker magic to shaving with the launch of Harry's. In other words, to take a m...
07:19 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch AdBlock Plus Responds To Play Store Ban: Unilateral Move By Google Threatens Consumer Choice
Yesterday Google began removing ad-blocking apps from its Play Store on the grounds that they violate part of its Developer Distribution Agreement. Now one of the removed apps, AdBlock Plus, has hit b...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Google SVP Jeff Huber Steps Aside As The Company Divides Mapping And Commerce Units, Will Join Google X
A new report from the Wall Street Journal just out say that Google has made more major executive staffing and organizational changes today, breaking up the Maps and Commerce units, with SVP Jeff Huber...
07:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Check It Out Lifeloggers: First Memoto Camera Prototype Photos Show Impressive Image Quality
The Memoto is a tiny camera that you wear which takes a photo every 30 seconds and automatically uploads it to an online service. It's a dedicated lifelogger's dream, if there is such a being out ther...
06:55 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch The Internet Will Be Just Fine Without Google Reader
“Google Reader will not be available after July 1, 2013″, read the popup message on Google Reader this morning. It’s impossible to ignore. It’s right there, in the center of th...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix Announces Netflix Cloud Prize Contest, Will Award Developers $10K Across 10 Categories For Improvements To Open Source Cloud Technologies
Netflix is announcing a new developer contest today called the “Netflix Cloud Prize,” which is promising prize money of $100,000 to those who improve the features, usability, quality, reli...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Why Your Marketing Campaign Sucks
Creating awareness for your brand is one of the lifebloods of technology startups yet in a world where so many companies are being created it becomes difficult to rise above the noise. This post provi...
05:56 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch BuildZoom Connects Homeowners With Contractors For Remodeling Projects, Doesn't Charge For Access Or Leads
Y Combinator-backed BuildZoom, a new service to help homeowners find licensed contractors to help them with their remodeling projects, is today making its public debut. The startup's database now cont...
05:44 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch SimCity Could Potentially Work Offline, Modder Shows With New Hack
SimCity is getting a lot of flack from players and consumers about its policy of requiring that they remain connected to EA's servers to enjoy the game, even when playing in single-player mode. Maxis ...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch A Glimpse Of How Cory Booker Wants To Fix The Federal Government
  Newark’s social media-happy mayor, Cory Booker, regularly grabs headlines for his impressively innovative uses of social media. In response to critics’ tweets, he housed residents i...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch The Death Of Google Reader Sparks A Petition 30,000 Signatures Strong
Google announced yesterday that it would shut down Google Reader, Google's RSS feed reading product, on July 1. In response, an online petition was started by Daniel Lewis (no relation) asking the sea...
05:22 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Aggregift Turns Anything On Amazon Into A Crowdfunded, Group Gift
A new gifting startup calledAggregiftis launching an entirely new way to purchase goods on Amazon. The company, which has been quietly running its beta tests with a few thousand users over the past se...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Silicon Valley Investors Launch Innovation And Investment Campaign To Reduce Gun Violence
Some of Silicon Valley’s most influential investors have teamed up to tackle gun control through a new project that invests in startups that reduce or eliminate firearm violence. Noted Facebook ...
04:31 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Rovio Releases The Croods Game, Inspired By The Dreamworks Animated Film
Rovio has just released its latest game, based on the Dreamworks animated film "The Croods".The Finnish based mobile gaming company partnered with Dreamworks to make the game a reality, using the same...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Failed Firmware Update Caused The 16-Hour Outlook, Hotmail Outage
A routine sever firmware update resulted in an anything but routine outage for Microsoft's Outlook and Hotmail. On March 12, Outlook.com and Hotmail were unavailable to some users, and as Microsoft de...
04:23 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch What Are Twitter Line Breaks Good For?
You may not have noticed yet but Twitter added line breaks yesterday. This change clearly hasn't fully sunk in yet -- at least, not to my Twitter stream. But expect a few inflated tweets to start floa...
04:18 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Galaxy S IV Now Leakiest Launch Ever, As Videos Of SmartPause And Floating Touch Features Surface
Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S IV today at its event this evening at 7 PM ET in New York, but the cat is pretty much out of the bag at this point, and new videos have surfaced to try to spoil any re...
03:51 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Adds Built-In VESA Mount Adapter Option To iMacs For $40
Apple quietly updated its iMac options to include versions with a built-in VESA mount adapter today, available on both 21.5-inch and 27-inch models for a $40 additional fee. The option will come as a ...
03:39 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Patents Induction Charging Smart Covers For iPad And A Mobile Camera With Optical Zoom
Apple has a couple of new interesting glimpses into possible new future tech published by the USPTO today, including a patent application for an iPad Smart Cover with a built-in battery and induction ...
01:35 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch With 50,000 Users & Double-Digit Monthly Revenue Growth, French Real-Time Alerts Startup Mention Raises $800K Flash Seed
French real-time alerts startup mention, which describes its offering as 'Google alerts on steroids', has raised a "flash" seed round of $800,000 (600,000) from Alven Capital and Point Nine Capital. M...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Box Of Awesome, The Free Birchbox For Kids', Targets Girls With Box Of OMG!
Having proven the concept, Dylan Collins' Box Of Awesome, which we previously described as a "free Birchbox for kids", is launching a new box targeting 8-14 year-old girls only -- a move that feels li...
11:22 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch AWS Scales Relational Database Service By Tripling Storage And IOPs
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is tripling the amount of storage that can be provisioned for each Relational Database Service(RDS)database instance. In addition, AWS is also tripling the number of IOPS:...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch New Relic Claims Better Customer Ratings With Real-Time Performance Monitoring For iOS And Android Apps
New Relic has launched a new service for monitoring the performance of native mobile apps that the company claims can better track customer reviews on the iOS and Android app stores.New Relic for Mobi...
08:36 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Yet More Leaked Samsung Galaxy SIV Pics Appear Hours Before Launch
The Samsung Galaxy SIV will be launched in New York City in just a few hours, but another crop of leaked photos featuring the device has popped up on Chinese forum it168, a few days after a another ba...
08:36 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Yet More Leaked Samsung Galaxy S IV Pics Appear Hours Before Launch
The Samsung Galaxy SIV will be launched in New York City in just a few hours, but another crop of leaked photos featuring the device has popped up on Chinese forum it168, a few days after a another ba...
07:49 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Winners & Losers: Supercell's Clash of Clans Tripled Its U.S. Marketshare, Report Shows
Clash of Clans, the title that’s made Finland’s Supercell the new darling of the mobile gaming industry, has doubled its marketshare among U.S. iPhone users over the last six months, accor...
05:52 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Launches Its First Official App For Windows 8 And RT
Twitter just launched its first app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. It’s been a long time coming, but the new app does seem to do the platform justice, with a number of Windows 8-centric features,...
05:49 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Xi3s David Politis Says Piston Will Combine The Best Features Of PCs And Consoles
Xi3 recently opened preorders for Piston, the company's gaming-optimized personal computer. I actually had a chance to speak to the company's chief marketing officer David Politis over the weekend at ...
04:36 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Google Reader's Death Is Proof That RSS Always Suffered From Lack Of Consumer Appeal
The idea of RSS was one that never quite gripped with normal Internet users. Sure, for us geeks who absolutely love consuming as much information as possible, RSS is a wonderland. When Google launched...
04:20 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch The Google Reader Shutdown Is Yet Another Nail In FeedBurner's Coffin
How long until Google shuts down FeedBurner? The company just announced that it is shutting down Google Reader on July 1. That will be a sad day for all of us who still regularly use it, but its demis...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Ahead Of U.S. Rival PayPal Here, Intuit Pay Rolls Out Its Mobile Commerce Service In The UK
The mobile payment market in Europe continues to get more crowded, with the latest wave of entrants coming from across the pond to join a number of homegrown startups targeting the millions of busines...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Ahead Of PayPal And Square, Intuit Rolls Out Mobile Payments In Europe, Starting First In The UK
The mobile payment market in Europe continues to get more crowded, with the latest wave of entrants coming from across the pond to join a number of homegrown startups targeting the millions of busines...
03:52 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Appoints Adam Messinger As Chief Technology Office, A Role Left Vacant Since 2011
Twitter is preparing itself to be a company taken seriously, more importantly, it wants to be one that is a darling in the public marketplace. Today, AllThingsD reports that the company has appointed ...
03:52 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Appoints Adam Messinger As Chief Technology Officer, A Role Left Vacant Since 2011
Twitter is preparing itself to be a company taken seriously. More importantly, it wants to be one that is a darling in the public marketplace. Today, AllThingsD reports that the company has appointed ...
03:48 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch GoogleReaderpocalypse. For Real This Time.
Don't be evil? If that's the unofficial Google motto, then the company has failed to deliver today. Among the products Googlejust announced it plans to sunset (read: kill off), beloved feed-reading se...
03:17 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Google Closes The Book On Google Reader On July 1, Seven Other Products Also Get The Chop
Google just revealed plans to shut down eight of its services as part of what it's calling an ongoing spring cleaning effort. Some of them are pretty arcane, but among TechCrunch writers, anyway, we'r...
02:56 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Google Pulls Ad-Blocking Apps From Play Store For Violating Developer Distribution Agreement
More than a few developers have worked to make web browsing and app use in Android as clean and ad-free as possible, but it seems their efforts havent made them any fans at Google. That displeasure wa...
02:41 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Days Of Wonder Turns To Crowdfunding To Produce Small World 2 For Tablets
Any geek worth his fedora and duster will know the name Days of Wonder immediately. The company makes some of the best boardgames around (Cargo Noir needs to win an Emmy) and Small World is probably t...
01:59 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Pebble Teardown Reveals A 120MHz Chip, Lots Of Glue
The Pebble smart watch is one of the most ephemeral pieces of hardware I’ve seen in a while. The watch is amazingly light and yet contains enough computing power to run a solid notifications sys...
01:35 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch MakieLab's iPad App For 3D-Printing Your Own Dolls Has 70K Designed In First Week
Growing up, I pretty much had the standard dolls and toys everyone did — Trolls, Barbies and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures. But with the advent of 3D printing, kids today have acce...
01:30 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch PayPal Here Takes On Square Register With New iPad Payments App
After debuting its in-store mobile payments technology PayPal Here in the U.K. two weeks ago, the payments giant is announcing another set of news around the product: an iPad app. Not only is this the...
01:18 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Andy Rubin Says He's An Entrepreneur At Heart In Message To Android Partners About Changing Role
Google's Larry Page today announced in a blog post that former Android chief Andy Rubin would be stepping down from that position and moving on to something else within the company, to be replaced by ...
01:13 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins' Bing Gordon On How Entrepreneurs Can Keep Creativity Alive [TCTV]
Bing Gordon has become known in recent years for his role as a partner at venerated Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, but anyone who knows him will tell you that ...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With MkII Ventures' Ron Palmeri
After a brief hiatus for SXSW, Ask A VC is back this week with MkII Ventures' Ron Palmeri. As you may remember, you can submit questions for our guest either in the comments or here and well ask them ...
12:53 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Umoove Is Poised To Blanket The World With Mobile Head-Tracking Tech, With Or Without The Galaxy S IV
Israeli startup Umoove has attracted a lot of attention for its head- and eye-tracking technology after early reports that it might be powering a feature that does the same in Samsung's Galaxy S IV. N...
12:49 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Hardware Startups: Spots Are Filling Up For Hardware Alley At Disrupt NYC
I love hardware. That's why I want you guys to bring some of the coolest hardware projects imaginable to Disrupt NYthisyear. That's why I want you guys in our Hardware Alley and spots are almost full....
12:15 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's About Page Redesign Is A Trojan Horse For A Graph Search Data Grab
Years ago Facebook made a wildly successful data grab by putting About details at the top of the profile. Now with its Timeline redesign's "Suggested" sections, Facebook could fill out graph search by...
12:15 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's About Page Redesign Is A Graph Search Data Grab
Years ago Facebook made a wildly successful data grab by putting About details at the top of the profile. Now with its Timeline redesign's "Suggested" sections, Facebook could fill out graph search by...
12:02 am GMT - Thu, March 14, 2013
Techcrunch With Q4 Earnings Two Weeks Out And Stock Dipping, BlackBerry Suddenly Announces Mystery Order Of 1M BB10 Handsets
BlackBerry issued a press release today that amounts to little more than "Look! We're selling handsets!" The four paragraph release hit the wire at 3:17 ET, and shares (which had been down on the day ...
11:55 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Kickstarter's First Project With Major Studio Support, Veronica Mars Movie Hits $1M In Record Time
If you were a fan of the teen detective TV show Veronica Mars, this was an exciting morning creator Rob Thomas launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance a Veronica Mars movie. (I'm a fan, and I've b...
11:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch After A Change Of Heart, WhatsApp Officially Debuts On BlackBerry 10
When BlackBerry 10 launched, it did so with a dearth of big-name applications available in its BlackBerry World content portal. Even now some companies (Im looking at you Netflix) continue to shy away...
11:20 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Oracle Buys Nimbula For Cloud OS Software, Not OpenStack
Oracle is buying Nimbula, the cloud OS startup started by some of the original creators of Amazon Web Services (AWS). But contrary to the reactionary hype, the purchase is for the team and the company...
11:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch AudioTweets Is A Twitter Client That Lets You Earn $ By Listening To Your Twitter Stream
With all kinds of content creation services out there, and numerous voice-enabled digital assistant apps sprouting up, TextAd is toying with ways to make your Twitter consumption more natural. That sa...
10:53 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Its Third Year Of Earth Developer Grants For Maps That Help Nonprofits Accomplish A Mission
Google has opened applications for its third annual Google Earth Outreach Developer Grants. The program provides $10K-$20K of funding to nonprofits that are willing to use Google’s Map technolog...
10:47 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Andy Rubin's Next Moonshot Could Happen At Google's Project X
The announcement that Sundar Pichai is taking over from Andy Rubin as Google’s head of Android sure came as a surprise. Pichai is a perfect candidate for the job, no doubt, but Rubin obviously d...
10:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Photobucket Is Looking To Raise $9.5 Million In New Equity Funding Round
Photobucket, the longstanding photo and video sharing site, is raising $9.57 million in a new equity funding round, according to regulatory documents filed this week with the Securities and Exchange C...
10:02 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Would Facebook Have Sold To Yahoo for $1.6 Billion? We'll Never Know
Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel talks about Facebook rejecting a $1 billion offer from Yahoo in 2006. He and Accel’s Jim Breyer were on the same page – “take the money and run.”...
09:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch To Drive More Sales, Twitter Updates Its Ads Dashboard With More Data On Performance, Analytics And Spend
In the route to growing revenues, Twitter has been making a lot of upgrades to its advertising services -- most notably through the release of an API -- and today the social network added to that with...
09:33 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch When Is It More Than Inspiration? Burner CEO Calls Out Hushed As An Obvious Clone
Sometimes it's hard to pinpoint what's a clone, what's iterative and what's just inspiration. This is but one example. Greg Cohn, theCEO ofBurner, an iPhone application offering disposable phone numbe...
09:29 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Reportedly Building Standalone iOS Music App Based On Recent Acquisition, As It Did With Vine For Video
Twitter is reportedly planning to release a standalone music app on iOS, possibly later this month, according to a new report from CNET. CNET has learned that Twitter acquired music discovery service ...
09:20 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Drops Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Price From $299 To $269, Releases It In Europe And Japan
Amazon just announced that it would be dropping the price of the 8.9-inch version of its Kindle Fire HD. The tablet will now cost $269 for the Wi-Fi only version and $399 for the Wi-Fi and LTE version...
09:20 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch SET Media Adds New Tools To Optimize Video Ad Campaigns
Video ad startup SET Media is working hard to take deep ad analytics and apply what it knows about category and video inventory to help advertisers optimize their campaigns. It wasnt too long ago that...
09:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Redesigns Timeline To Highlight App- And Like-Powered Self Expression
Facebook just announced that it's rolling out a redesign that will make it easier to highlight your favorite books, movies, music, and TV shows, either directly on the site or through apps like Flixst...
09:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Rolls Out Redesigned Timeline To Highlight App-Powered Self Expression
Facebook just announced that it's rolling out a Timeline redesign that will make it easier to show off your favorite books, movies, music, and TV shows, either that you've Liked or consumed through ap...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Exec Expands Its House-Cleaning Service To New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago And Boston
Starting a service that lets people request real-life humans to do tasks for them or clean up their apartment is no small feat. Exec’s founder and CEO, Justin Kan, set out to build a service tha...
09:04 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Larry Page Says There Have Now Been 750M Android Activations
In Larry Page's note moments ago about Andy Rubin stepping down as head of Android to be replaced by Sundar Pichai, he also provided an update on Android device activations: there are now 750 million ...
08:57 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Eco Market, The Etsy For Eco, Rebrands, Revamps, Raises & Prepares A U.S. Launch
London-basedEthical Community, which has now rebranded asEco Market,is an online eco-friendly marketplace - or something of an "Etsy for Eco," if you will. The company recently launched a completely r...
08:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Sundar Pichai Takes Over For Andy Rubin As Head Of Android At Google
Google has just announced that Andy Rubin will be moving on to a new role at the company, and that Sundar Pichai will now lead the Android division, in an official blog post written by CEO Larry Page....
08:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Sundar Pichai Takes Over For Andy Rubin As Head Of Android At Google, Signals The Unification of Android, Chrome And Apps
Google has just announced that Andy Rubin will be moving on to a new role at the company, and that Sundar Pichai will now lead the Android division, in an official blog post written by CEO Larry Page....
08:40 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Live Social Video Network YouNow Acquires Streaming Service BlogTV
Social video startup YouNow wants to bring live video performers online and provide a social environment where they can show off their skills to anyone else tuning in. But to do that, you need users, ...
08:34 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Porn Site Breaks Down Searches By Country, Surprising No One
In what amounts to either a breathtaking breach of privacy or one of the most fascinating sex research artifacts of the year, PornMD (acceptably SFW as long as you don't search), a porn search engine,...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch PayPal Acquires Mobile App Development Studio Duff Research To Work On Its Mobile And Digital Wallet
PayPal is acquiring mobile app development studio Duff Research today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed....
08:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Social Video App Vyclone Brings Its Collaborative Video Editor To The Web
Vyclone, a service for creating collaborative videos of events and locations launched its iOS app for last summer. Just about a week ago, the company launched its Android app and today, it is also lau...
08:20 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Forrester: U.S. Online Retail Sales To Rise To $370BN By 2017 (10% CAGR) As Ecommerce Motors On With Help From Tablets & Phones
Despite years of chewing the digital cud -- not to mention a global financial downturn -- there's no sign of the U.S. or European ecommerce cash-cows ailing, according to two new forecasts from Forres...
08:12 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Mozilla Provides An Early Peek At Its Updated Firefox OS Simulator
Mozilla's Firefox OS will soon be making its debut on devices sold around the world, but until then Mozilla is still working to get developers crafting web apps that will run nicely on Firefox hardwar...
07:08 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch How Code.org's Learn To Code' Video Starring Zuck And Gates Surpassed 12M Views In 2 Weeks
You probably wouldn't exactly expect a short film about computer programming to be a blockbuster hit, but that's exactly what's happened with the 'Learn To Code' short film that computer science non-p...
07:04 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Um, That's What My Kid Watches, Not Me With User Profiles Still In Testing, Netflix's Social Sharing Feature Makes No Sense
Great news, you'll now know the viewing preferences of your friends' kids on Netflix, thanks to the service's foray into social sharing via opt-in Facebook integration, announced earlier this morning....
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Rapyuta Is A Hive Mind For Robots In The Cloud
Just as we share all sorts of tidbits about our lives over the web, The scientists over at RoboEarth have created an open source network that robots can use to share and reuse knowledge amongst themse...
06:50 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Google IO 2013 Registration Sells Out In 49 Minutes As Users Report Problems Early On Making Payments
Google opened registration for its annual I/O developer conference today at 7 AM PDT, and just as it did last year, the event sold out pretty quickly. This year it took only 49 minutes for all the $90...
06:29 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Google Study Says Mobile Searchers Act Quickly, With 55 Percent Of Conversions In The First Hour
Google is releasing the results of a new study conducted with Nielsen on where people conduct mobile searches and what they do after their search. One of the big themes in the report is speed of all ...
05:54 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch VMware Confirms Its Amazon Web Services Competitor, Hybrid Cloud Services, To Be Led By Bill Fathers From Savvis
VMware today announced Hybrid Cloud Services, a new business unit that puts it in closer competition with Amazon's Web Services for enterprise's cloud service needs. It also announced that the unit wo...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix Gets Social In The U.S. Thanks To Facebook Partnership, After Over A Year Of Lobbying And Lawmaking
Netflix today introduced Facebook integration for U.S. users, allowing subscribers who opt in to see what their friends have been watching and what they like best when logged into the service. The int...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Gartner Finds Corporate Websites Still A Higher Digital Marketing Priority For U.S. Marketers Than Facebook - Just
Corporate websites ranked as the top digital activity for marketing "success", according to a new poll of U.S. marketers conducted by Gartner, beating marketing on social networks such as Facebook, T...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Endgame Raises Another $23M To Take Its Gov't Security Solutions To A Wider Commercial Market
The rise in cybercrime, malware and other malicious hacking is seeing a subsequent rise in the fortunes of tech startups that are setting out to fight it. Today, cybercrime solution specialist Endgame...
04:43 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 With 3G Hits The FCC
Though we still haven't gotten a peek of the LTE-capable Galaxy Note 8.0, it would appear that the 3G version is currently making its way through the FCC for final approval before retail availability....
04:32 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Xi3 Says While Piston May Not Be An Official' Steam Box, It Could Be Better Than One
The Xi3 Piston opened for pre-orders on Monday, and seemed to be the first of many Steam Box type devices powered by Valve’s online gaming store and service. But Valve quickly came out and said ...
04:24 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Box Is Testing Out New Apps That Could See It Go Head To Head With Google Docs
It was less than two years ago that cloud storage startup Box announced a major integration with Google Docs, to let people use the online service from within Box itself. But now that the startup, bac...
04:12 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch The Great Hotmail, Outlook Outage Of 2013 Continues As Downtime Passes 12 Hours
Shortly after 4:00pm EDT on March 12 some Hotmail users took to Twitter, reporting they couldn't access their mail. Microsoft responded at 5:35pm confirming the service outage and stating that they we...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Blue Jeans Network Integrates With Tely Labs, Releases New iOS Features And Improved Media Sharing Tools
Blue Jeans Network was designed to make cross-platform video conferencing across multiple systems easy. As a result, it's also seeking to increase availability and usage of video conferencing through ...
03:21 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Jumps To Second In Revenue In India's Smartphone Market Says IDC, Thanks To Shifts In Distribution Model
Apple has indeed managed a significant turnaround in India's smartphone market, according to new figures out from IDC today (via CNN). The Apple smartphone grabbed 15.6 percent of India's smartphone m...
01:04 pm GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch SAP Opens Singapore-Based Co-Innovation Lab
SAP just opened another co-innovation lab, this time in Singapore. The lab is its 21st globally, and the fourth in the Asia-Pacific region. The German software giant hopes it will allow member organiz...
09:28 am GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Tudou Founder Gary Wang To Launch Pixar Of China,' Looks To San Francisco And LA For Talent
Gary Wang, the founder of China's largest online video site Tudou.com, now plans to launch a Beijing-based animated film studio that the Wall Street Journal calls "China's answer to Pixar" on April 1....
06:41 am GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Western Digital Contributes To SSD Maker Skyera's $51M Series B
Enterprise solid-state storage system maker Skyera announced that it received funding from Western Digital as part of its $51 million Series B round of financing. The two companies say the investment ...
06:05 am GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Leap Motion's Michael Buckwald Lays Out His Vision For Gesture-Based Computer Interaction
While I was at South by Southwest Interactive, I had a chance to meet with the Leap Motion team and try out their upcoming gesture-based controller. We've been writing about the comapny for a while no...
05:21 am GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Is Currently Experiencing Hotmail, Outlook And SkyDrive Service Disruptions
As we reported last month, Microsoft decided to start migrating its old-school Hotmail users over to its shiny new Outlook service. That migration process might not be going so well, as users have flo...
04:26 am GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Egnyte's New File Syncing Service Helps Customers Take Advantage Of The Cloud's Rock Bottom Pricing
To help companies take advantage of the cloud's "rock bottom" pricing, Egnyte has extended its file sharing and synchronization capabilities to a host of third-party providers, including Amazon S3, Go...
04:05 am GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch To Boost Music Subs, Deezer Turns On Affiliate Deals, Gaming APIs, And (Ahead Of Spotify) 3rd Party Apps On Mobile
Music streaming may not be making much money right now, but that's not stopping music streaming hopefuls from trying. The latest development comes from Deezer, which is announcing a series of new serv...
03:37 am GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Google Scoops Up Neural Networks Startup DNNresearch To Boost Its Voice And Image Search Tech
Well, Google's M&A strategy is nothing if not diverse in focus. In November, it acquired package delivery startup Bufferbox. Last month, Google it made its first acquisition of the year, buying eC...
02:38 am GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Alleged Promo Video Heralds Google Now's Eventual Debut On iOS Devices
It's not an uncommon sight to see pundits and fanboys pit iOS's Siri against Google's mobile combination of Voice Search and Google Now, but persistent reports maintain that Google has been working to...
02:20 am GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Arrested Development's Mitch Hurwitz And Will Arnett On Taking Their Show To Netflix
One of the big events coming up for comedy fans this spring will be the return of Arrested Development, which will debut its fourth season on Netflix after a long hiatus. Creator Mitch Hurwitz and sta...
01:24 am GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Everything We Know About The Galaxy S IV
With 48 hours until it's official unveiling, the Samsung Galaxy S IV isn't short on leaks. The debut date was well established before Samsung ever sent any invites, and the specs have been leaking sin...
01:04 am GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Highlight Brings Location-Based Ice Pops To SXSW
Last year, to market the Highlight app the founders walked around Austin in company t-shirts telling people about the service. This year Highlight is doing a little bit more, by renting an ice cream t...
12:01 am GMT - Wed, March 13, 2013
Techcrunch Newvem Launches Heat Map For CIOs, CTOs, And DevOps To Visualize AWS Cloud Usage
Newvem has launched a heat map that visualizes customer's usage of Amazon Web Services (AWS). The service is designed to replace the primitive tools AWS provides and gives customers an alternative to ...
11:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Acer Ups The C7 Chromebook's RAM, Battery Life And, Sadly, Price
The Acer C7 Chromebook is now a bit more powerful. With the RAM doubled to 4GB, the latest flavor of Acer's inexpensive but still tasty Chromebook should be able to handle a few more simultaneous task...
11:39 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Dustin Moskovitz And Cari Tuna Launch Site For Their Philanthropic Foundation, Good Ventures
Weve heard a little bit about Facebook and Asana co-founder Dustin Moskovitzs new foundation, Good Ventures, specifically a company that the firm invested in last August. Today we’ve learned a l...
11:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Cobook 2.0 Arrives, Bringing An Auto-Updating, Universal Address Book To iPhone
Cobook, aMac contact management app thatmade its way over to the iPhone back in December, is today launching version 2.0 of its service which introduces a new feature called "Livecards." This feature ...
11:27 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox Revamps Its Desktop Clients With A New Menu And A Bigger Focus On Sharing
The cloud storage buffs at Dropbox have spent quite a bit of time optimizing the service for mobile devices (and mobile developers, naturally), but the Dropbox desktop client looks and works much the ...
10:50 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch The Oatmeal Thinks It's Time To Put LolCats To Sleep [TCTV]
Matthew Inman is sick of memes about bacon and kitties. Better known as web comic artist The Oatmeal, Inman gave TechCrunch the lowdown on what's funny, what's not, and how he finds inspiration. In th...
10:43 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Help For Hacked Sites To Teach Site Owners How To Recover Their Hacked Sites
No site is fully immune to getting hacked, but there are some obvious things every site owner can do to can make it a bit harder for hackers to break into a web server and add rogue links or take over...
10:41 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Google Now's Topics Feature Looked Handy Too Bad Google Shut It Down
Google recently killed a newly discovered feature called Google Now Topics, which apparently wasn't quite ready for primetime. The feature appeared to be a useful, if perhaps a little creepy, means of...
09:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch New York City's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot On Bringing Innovation Into Government [TCTV]
City governments here in the United States aren’t typically known as early adopters of the latest in technology and innovation — that means that New York City’s first-ever Chief Digi...
09:29 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Google Pays A Total Of $7M To 37 U.S. States To Settle Street View Wi-Fi Data Collection Case
After a week of rumors, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise anymore: Google today settled the privacy case brought against it by 37 states and the District of Columbia. In total, Google will pa...
09:10 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Google Confirms Glass Will Eventually Work With Prescription Lenses
Geeks rejoice! Hot off exciting news from SXSW, Google just confirmed via the Google Glass G+ page that Glass will, of course, work with prescription lenses -- that is, in future models. The desi...
08:57 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Announces Mobile DevCons In NYC, London, Seoul, But They're More Meetups Than Newsy f8s
Facebook hasn't had a major, announcement-filled developer conference since September 2011's f8, and won't for the forseeable future. The Mobile DevCons it just announced won't have a ton of news, I h...
08:28 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Draft Is The Best Word Processor You Can Write With Today
The to-do list has gotten Asana, the calendar has gotten Fantastical, and the inbox has gotten Mailbox, but nobody has made a word processor for this decade.Until Draft, which is launching today to so...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch VEVO Launches A Live Channel To Bring The Next Generation Of Music Television' Online
VEVO just rolled out its first new live and programmed music video offering, VEVO TV. The idea behind VEVO TV is to enable viewers to just sit back and have a stream of videos continuously shown to t...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch ABI: Tablets Will Take A 35%, $8.8BN App Revenue Share This Year - Passing Smartphones By 2018
Despite being such a new category of device tablets are racing up on their smaller cellular cousins, with rapidly growing user adoption and smartphone-surpassing web page traffic generation. Little wo...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Houzz Expands Its Pro+ Service For Remodeling And Design Professionals To 425 Markets, Launches New Analytics Tool
Houzz is mostly known for the pretty pictures of homes on its web site and mobile app that will stir up house envy in even the happiest of home owners, but the service also offers a wide range of tool...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch 500friends Raises $5M To Bring Its Online Loyalty Programs To Physical Stores
500friends, a Y Combinator-incubated startup that helps retailers manage their customer loyalty programs, is announcing that it has raised $5 million in Series B funding.The round was led by existing ...
06:57 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Box Links Up With Seedcamp To Become Europe's Latest Early-Stage Investor
Box has set its sights on Europe both to pick up new business, and as a place to hunt for the next important technology that might give it an edge over other players in the cloud-based enterprise spac...
06:25 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch With Mobile Apps And Hardware, YC-Backed Automatic Launches To Help You Get More Out Of Your Car
Automatic wants to help people drive smarter. To do so, it's got two main components: There's a small hardware dongle that connects to a car's onboard computer, which provides data about the state of ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Publishing Platform Pressly Raises $1.5 Million, Launches To Public At Last
Pressly, the mobile publishing platform and former TechCrunch Disrupt finalistwhich makes websites smartphone and tablet-friendly, is today launching to the public, accompanied by $1.5 million in outs...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Prezi Adds Audio To Presentation Platform And Surpasses 20 Million User Mark
Prezi has added audio capabilities to its presentation platform and has surpassed the 20 million user mark, more than doubling its base in the past year.The new audio feature allows users to add sound...
05:18 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest Web Analytics Puts Third-Party Developers And APIs Into Focus
Pinterest Web Analytics, the site's traffic measuring tool for website owners that was unveiled earlier today, is a foray into services that could help the social network generate revenues some day --...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Crittercism Lands $12M From Google Ventures & More To Help Mobile Developers Monitor App, Network Performance
Crittercism, the San Francisco-based makers of a performance management and error monitoring system for app developers, announced today that it has raised $12 million in series B financing. The round ...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Patents Friend Or Foe' Identification System For Social Networking Apps And Services
Apple has been granted a patent today (via AppleInsider) in an area where it hasn’t had tremendous success: social networking. But the system described in the patent isn’t specific to Appl...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Users Have Low Tolerance For Buggy Apps Only 16% Will Try A Failing App More Than Twice
The mobile app ecosystem isn't poised to decline any time soon, according to a new study from Compuware, which finds that the majority of smartphone users (85 percent) still prefer mobile apps to mobi...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Former Hautelook CMO Greg Bettinelli Joins LA-Based GRP Partners
LA-based GRP Partners is adding a new partner to its ranks for the first time in the past six years with the addition of former Hautelook CMO Greg Bettinelli. At GRP, Bettinelli will focus on investme...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Vimeo Now Lets Pro Subscribers Charge For Access To Their Videos, With Vimeo On Demand'
Vimeo On Demand allows creators on the site to set their own prices and provides geo-fencing and other tools to control which areas their content is available in. They can also create custom landing p...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Vimeo Now Lets Pro Subscribers Charge For Access To Their Videos With Vimeo On Demand'
Vimeo On Demand allows creators on the site to set their own prices and provides geo-fencing and other tools to control which areas their content is available in. They can also create custom landing p...
04:39 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Rocket Internet-Backed Singaporean Fashion Site Zalora Gets $26M From Tengelmann, Announces Software Development Center
Zalora, a Singaporean fashion and beauty e-tailer backed by Rocket Internet, has scooped up 20 million (about $26 million USD) from German retail conglomerate Tengelmann Group, just six months after i...
04:23 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch The CamBoard Pico Wants To Take On Leap Motion, Offers Full Depth Gesture Control In A Smaller Package
Gesture control is heating up, with a host of new entries finally following Microsoft's example with the Kinect, including Leap Motion and MYO. A German company called pmdtechnologies has also been in...
03:40 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch More Bad News For Mobile Maker HTC As Haptics Company Immersion Applies To Restart Patent Litigation & Push For Damages
HTC has something else to worry about: it's facing the prospect of having to fork out for damages if it loses a patent litigation court case to haptics company Immersion. Immersion had been content to...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Talent Matching And Intelligence Software Company Evolv Raises $15M From VantagePoint, Khosla And Others
Evolv, a startup that develops science-based, on-demand talent matching and intelligence software, has raised another $15 million in Series D financing, led by VantagePoint Capital Partners with exist...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Talent Intelligence Software Company Evolv Raises $15M From VantagePoint, Khosla And Others
Evolv, a startup that develops science-based, on-demand talent intelligence software, has raised another $15 million in Series D financing, led by VantagePoint Capital Partners with existing investors...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Crushpath Raises $6M From The Social+Capital Partnership, CRV To Give Salespeople A Better Way To Pitch
Crushpath, a startup founded by former executives from Jive Software and Socialcast that aims to disrupt the sales space, $6 million in Series A funding led by The Social+Capital Partnership with...
03:12 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Google Now Coming To The Desktop, Per Chromium Builds For Windows And Chrome OS
Google Now on Android is one of the more genuinely exciting developments for that mobile OS in recent memory, and new evidence today signals it's on its way to the desktop, too. A new reference to Goo...
01:46 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Chinese Version Of Samsung Galaxy S IV Apparently Captured In Hands-On Video
A video of a device purporting to be the Samsung Galaxy S IV has landed on YouTube. It shows a large handset, initially with the back off and the battery removed, before the battery is inserted, the p...
01:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch MeeGo To MOOCs, Ex-Nokians Launch Eliademy To Put Education In The Cloud
Legend has it that Anssi Vanjoki, the ex-Nokia VP who many inside the company once thought would be its next CEO, used to refer to the now-defunct MeeGo OS team as the Alpha team based on their hard w...
10:50 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed GetGoing Helps You Find Big Discounts On Airfare - If You Let It Choose The Destination
Sure, socially-powered recommendations or good old-fashioned serendipity can be useful tools for discovery, but, when it comes to deciding where you're going to take the family on vacation, you're pro...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest Launches New Data Analytic Tool For Businesses As It Prepares To Monetize
Pinterest has started rolling out Pinterest Web Analytics, a tool that will allow businesses to see how many visitors the content-sharing service is referring to their sites. The first feature, which ...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Enterprise Software-Defined Storage System SwiftStack Raises $6.1M From Mayfield
Enterprise storage company SwiftStack has raised $6.1 million in Series A funding led by Mayfield Fund with additional participation from Storm Ventures and UMC Capital. This brings the company's tota...
07:14 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Russia's Avito Becomes World's 3rd Biggest Classifieds Site After Naspers Deal
South Africa's Naspers has agreed to merge its two Russian online classified Web site with Avito in a $570 million deal that will make Avito the world's third biggest classified site after Craigslist ...
07:14 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Russia's Avito Becomes World's 3rd Biggest Classifieds Site After $570M Deal With Naspers
South Africa's Naspers has agreed to merge its two Russian online classified Web site with Avito in a $570 million deal that will make Avito the world's third biggest classified site after Craigslist ...
06:13 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch TCTV Presents Highlights From The SXSWi Trade Show
From Yamtrader to Das Keyboard, the SXSWi trade show floor is a mixed bag. While not everything lent itself to a detail visit with the TCTV camera, we did find a few interesting companies in the mix....
04:16 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch The Gigabot 3D Lets You Print Things That Are Bigger Than A Few Breadboxes
Austin-based re:3D just started a Kickstarter campaign for the Gigabot, a large-format 3D printer designed to build things on a 24x24x24 inch built envelope, allowing you to make much larger objects t...
04:08 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Gina Bianchini On Leaning In So Hard You Fall Flat On Your Face
LeanIn.org, the community website dedicated to women (and men) leaning into their ambitions, recently launched in conjunction with today's release of Sheryl Sandberg's conversation-sparking book Lean ...
04:05 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch With Spotify On The Web Horizon, Rdio Takes Its Browser-Based Music Service To 7 New Markets; Now Reaching 24
The landgrab for online music streaming services continues. On the heels of reports that Spotify is planning to take its web-based music player global to complement its desktop and mobile apps, compet...
04:04 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Google Shopping Express Test Partners Include Target And Other Local SF Stores
We’ve been getting all sorts of new info since we first ran our story about Google dogfooding”Google Shopping Express,” its same-day Amazon Prime and Postmates competitor. While we o...
03:31 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Agile Project Management Software Development Company Rally Software Files For $70M IPO
Rally Software, a company that provides agile project management applications to for software development, has filed its initial S-1 for a public offering. According to this filing, the company will r...
03:25 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch AnyPerk Raises $1.4M From Digital Garage And Others To Help Startups Offer Perks To Employees
AnyPerk, which aims to provide companies and startups with discounts on web services and employee perks, is announcing $1.4 million in new funding from Digital Garage, Ben Lewis (a founder of Tapjoy a...
03:11 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Google Details Glass Mirror API At SXSW, Shows Off Gmail, NYT, Evernote And Path Integrations
At SXSW this afternoon, Google provided developers with a first glance at the Google Glass Mirror API, the main interface between Google Glass, Google’s servers and the apps that developers will...
02:57 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch CAA, William Morris, Kevin Rose & More Put $8M Into Hot Online Classroom CreativeLIVE, Flickr Founder Joins Board
CreativeLIVE, the startup looking to bring a live, online classroom to creative entrepreneurs, announced today that it has raised $8 million in series A financing from Creative Artists Agency, William...
02:57 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch CAA, William Morris, Kevin Rose & More Back Hot Online Classroom CreativeLIVE, Flickr Founder Joins Board
CreativeLIVE, the startup looking to bring a live, online classroom to creative entrepreneurs, announced today that it has raised $8 million in series A financing from Creative Artists Agency, William...
02:53 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch More Layoffs And Downsizing At Vostu, South America's One-Time Frontrunner in Gaming
Vostu, the onetime darling of the social gaming world in South America, appears to have just had a fresh round of layoffs over the last few weeks. Multiple sources who have worked with the company sai...
02:10 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch The Enterprise Is Not Sexy, But It Has More Presence Here At SXSW Than Ever Before
Yammer CEO and Founder David Sacks said to me in an interview this past weekend that SXSW is showing that suddenly enterprise technology is sexy.Sorry, I don't buy it. Enterprise is as sexy as a hummi...
01:36 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch BandPage Helps Any Musician Get Richer By Selling One-Of-A-Kind Experiences To Top Fans
Whales are big spenders, the ones that prop up casinos and social games. In music, whales are bands' rabid fans. BandPage's new "Experiences"feature lets artists sell them seats on stage, unique merch...
01:24 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Sprint To Get A Version 2.0 Of The All-Touch Z10 Later In 2013, Reports Claim
It was something of a black eye for BlackBerry when it came out that Sprint wouldn't be carrying the all-touch Z10 BB10 smartphone. A huge relaunch, integral to the company's future success, and one o...
12:55 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Julie Uhrman Recalls Being Scared Shitless' When She Launched OUYA's Kickstarter Campaign
When OUYA launched the enormously successful Kickstarter campaign for its Android-based gaming console, CEO Julie Uhrman said she had "no idea" whether it would succeed."I was scared shitless," she sa...
12:51 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch Unicorn Apocalypse Is Real And It Sucks
Unicorn Apocalypse, the mobile game Samsung promoted in its TV ads that began airing at the beginning of the year, isn't fictional after all - it's a real, playable game live now in the Google Play ap...
12:46 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch After Previously Blocking It, Microsoft Now Enables Flash By Default On IE10 For Windows 8 And RT
Today, Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8′s Metro/Modern UI mode and on Windows RT blocks Flash by default and only allows sites on Microsoft’s curated Compatibility View (CV) lists to play...
12:44 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch AWS Just Made It A Whole Lot Easier For Anyone To Create A Virtual Private Cloud Showing Again How Enterprise Tech Is Obsolete
Amazon Web Services will now offer the option for everyone to have their own virtual private cloud (VPC), another sign of the company's intent to push into the enterprise market. The service means tha...
12:21 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch How YC's Curebit Has A Sixth Sense Into E-Commerce Startups That Are About To Blow Up
Bonobos. Dodocase. Warby Parker. A generation of e-commerce companies is growing up using a vertically-integrated strategy where take more ownership of the design, production, marketing and branding o...
12:18 am GMT - Tue, March 12, 2013
Techcrunch I Would Like OUYA To Be On Every Television Says OUYA's Julie Uhrman
Julie Uhrman, the CEO/Founder of the smash Kickstarter-project-turned-gaming-console known as OUYA, was the third keynote speaker at SXSW Interactive 2013. Interviewed by The Verges Joshua Topolsky, t...
10:51 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Watch SpaceX's Reusable Grasshopper Rocket Blast Off And Safely Land On Its Feet
Spoiler: The video above shows SpaceX's 100-foot-tall Grasshopper rocket blasting off, hovering in the air for about 30 seconds and then descending back to terra firma. And it's set to Johnny Cash's R...
10:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Gmail's Mobile Web And Offline Apps Get The iOS Treatment
Google just announced that it is rolling out a new design for its Gmail mobile web app for Android, iOS, Blackberry and Kindle Fire. The new design looks very similar to Gmail’s recently relaunc...
10:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Gmail's Mobile Web And Offline Apps Get The iOS Treatment, Adds Improved Search And Calendar Support
Google just announced that it is rolling out a new design for its Gmail mobile web app for Android, iOS, Blackberry and Kindle Fire. The new design looks very similar to Gmail’s recently relaunc...
10:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Gmail's Mobile Web And Offline Apps Get The iOS Treatment, Add Improved Search And Calendar Support
Google just announced that it is rolling out a new design for its Gmail mobile web app for Android, iOS, Blackberry and Kindle Fire. The new design looks very similar to Gmail’s recently relaunc...
10:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Brazilian Tech Blog Startupi Raises $300K From Redpoint eVentures, Initial Capital, And Others
Startupi, a site covering the Brazilian startup scene, has raised a $300,000 seed round of its own.The team was pitched to me as the "TechCrunch of Brazil," and in fact it has attracted the backing of...
10:21 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Dennis Crowley On Using Foursquare To Build The Marauder's Map'
Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley discussed the company's evolution from an app that was primarily focused around helping people to find their friends, to finding out more about the world that they live i...
10:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Bitly CEO Peter Stern Steps Down From The URL Shortening And Analytics Company
In a statement on its blogtoday,Bitly has announced that CEO Peter Stern has stepped down as CEO. The reason is that Stern is to “pursue other interests”; further details aren’t know...
10:12 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix Launches Speed Index To Highlight The Best ISPs For Streaming
For the last few months, Netflix has regularly published a list of the fastest ISPs for streaming video. Today, the company launched a dedicated site for this data, the Netflix ISP Speed Index. The Sp...
10:02 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Payments Company Stripe Makes First Acquisition, Buys Team Task Management And Collaboration App Kickoff
Hot payments startup Stripe has made its first acquisition today --Kickoff,a chat and task-management app for teams. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed....
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In Book Tops Amazon's Best Sellers List On Its First Day Of Sales
FacebookCOOSheryl Sandberg's highly anticipated book,Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,is already a success - and not just because it has sparked a national conversation about women in the wo...
09:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch QloudSync: A Dropbox Competitor Running On 100% Renewable Energy
There is no shortage of cloud-based file storage and synchronization solutions: Dropbox, Box.net, Ubuntu One, and on and on and on. Most offer pretty much the same things. A few niche players offer so...
09:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch The Top End Of The Steam Box' Line Goes On Sale For Just Under $1000
Valve's Steam Box initiative will probably not end up being a single device, but a platform approach which includes a variety of hardware from different OEMs. The first such device is available now fo...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Shaq Is Actually A Big Tech Geek - And He Might Want To Invest In Your Startup [TCTV]
TechCrunch TV sat down with Shaquille O'Neal yesterday afternoon here at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas to talk about his current focus on all things tech, and it was pretty amazing. People who a...
08:42 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Rovio's Angry Birds Toons To Be Bundled In Company's Mobile Games, Will Arrive March 17
Following the announcement from February that Rovio would be introducing "Angry Birds Toons," an Angry Birds cartoon series, later this month, the company today revealed that the cartoons would actual...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch OpinionLab Raises $15M To Power Customer Feedback Technology For Brands
OpinionLab, a company that powers customer feedback technology for websites, has raised $15 million in growth capital financing from SSM Partners....
08:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Wants Students To Give Office A Try, Gives Them Up To 6 Free Months Of Office 365, 20GB Of Extra SkyDrive Storage
With Office 365 out of the door, Microsoft has now set its sights on getting more college students to give it a try. The company, which already makes a heavily discounted $80/4 years version of Office...
08:23 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Concur's Travel Shopping Spree Continues, Buys conTgo For Its Travel-Based Messaging Platform
Concur, the same folks who handle many of our corporate travel and expense systems, has quietly acquired conTgo, a cloud-based mobile communications and messaging platform aimed at the global travel i...
08:18 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Don't Panic! Today's Google Doodle Honors Douglas Adams' 61st Birthday
Google has put together a fitting tribute for what would have been sci-fi writer and humorist Douglas Adams 61st birthday....
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch YC-backed Clerky Helps Startups Save Time And Money On Legal Incorporation, Stock Issuance Forms And More
When we cover a startup's launch, we often focus on the market opportunity, funding and investors and how the company's product is solving a particular problem. We rarely mention the initial set of ch...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Curated Food Delivery Service Caviar Opens To The Public And Launches Group Ordering
Last September, we told you about Caviar, a food delivery service that works directly with awesome restaurants in San Francisco to have their food delivered for a flat fee of $9.99 in less than an hou...
07:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch An Interview With Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin On The Wild Rise Of Crowdsourcing
When you think of crowdsourcing, you usually imagine something like the Pebble smart watch or the Misfit Shine - gadgets that are hard to build in mainstream ways but take off by sparking a groundswel...
07:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Zero TV Households Now At 5 Million, Says Nielsen, Up From 3 Million In 2007, But Still Just 5% Of Market
Nielsen today released new data which examines trends in the "Zero TV household" - a definition which refers to those who no longer watch traditional television offered by cable or satellite providers...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Fleksy Gesture Keyboard Demos Leap Motion Controller Compatibility, Introduces iOS SDK For Third-Party Apps
Fleksy, the keyboard app that doesn't even require you to look at the screen or hit any actual keys to type, is busy at SXSW this week. The startup is showing off its software working with the Leap Mo...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Exclusive: Omniture Co-Founder's Business Intelligence SaaS Company Domo Raises $60M From GGV Capital, Jeff Bezos, Greylock And Others
Domo, the SaaS business intelligence startup launched by Omniture founder Josh James, has raised $60 million in new funding, we've learned exclusively. The round was led by GGV Capital with Greylock P...
06:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Skullcandy Crushers
Skullcandy's Crusher headphones may not be John's favorite, but I must applaud the headphone maker for stepping outside the box and doing something different with the Crusher headphones. The Crushers ...
06:26 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch CubeSensors Extend The Concept Of The Quantified Self To Your Living Space
Sensors are quickly becoming a category of external hardware gadgets unto themselves, and Slovenia-based CubeSensors is creating a set that essentially monitor your living space to provide you with ag...
06:20 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry's Z10 Will Make Its AT&T Debut On March 22 For $199, Pre-Orders Kick Off Tomorrow
Just days after Bloomberg ran a report claiming that AT&T would release BlackBerry's long-awaited Z10 smartphone on March 22, AT&T has issued a statement confirming that launch will indeed go ...
06:17 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch SoundCloud's New Moving Sounds Feature Holds Promise For Ads, Viral Content Like Tumblr's Gifs
Audio platform SoundCloud announced changes to its subscription plans today, as well as a new plan aimed at content and brand partners. The company had previously offered five different tiers to its s...
05:08 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Real Estate Site Trulia Files For $150M Follow-On Offering For More Acquisitions, Possibly Mergers
Get ready for some more M&A activity in the real estate sector. This morning, the real estate search engine Trulia announced that it is looking to raise up to$100.3 million$150 million in a follow...
05:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Early Apple iPhone Developer Prototype Looked More Like An iPad, Had Ethernet And Serial Ports
Apple has been working on the iPhone since long before it hit the market in 2007, and today a new prototype has come to light that shows how it might have looked if they'd rushed it to market earlier....
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch AppDynamics Adds New Way To Fix Application Problems Without Having To Do It Manually
AppDynamics has added a new capability to solve application issues without manual intervention.Wit the new Application Run Book Automation, the customer pre-defines the conditions for the service to e...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch AmEx, Conde Nast Back The Netflix For Designer Clothes, Rent The Runway
Back in November, we wrote that Rent The Runway, a Netflix for designer clothes, accessories and jewelry, had raised $20 million in funding led by Cond Nast Publications, with Bain Capital Ventures, H...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch AmEx Backs The Netflix For Designer Clothes, Rent The Runway
Back in November, we wrote that Rent The Runway, a Netflix for designer clothes, accessories and jewelry, had raised $20 million in funding led by Cond Nast Publications, with Bain Capital Ventures, H...
04:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch For A Crazy $5.99 A Month, The $99 TiVo Mini Will Pull Recordings From A TiVo Premiere
Remember 2005 when the term TiVo meant something? It was a synonymous with DVRs. Crappy Comcast boxes were called TiVos because consumers didn't know any better. TiVo subscribers were locked into the ...
04:16 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Flash Sales Site For Mums Casabu Raises $1.4M To Take On Zulily In The UK
You'd be forgiven for thinking that the window has closed on the flash sales concept, but apparently not. Casabu, the UK startup that targets mums with time-limited sales of clothing, toys, nursery eq...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Galaxy S IV Reportedly Leaks, Remains Visually Similar To Galaxy S III
The Samsung Galaxy S IV is being announced later this week at a special event, but we've already seen plenty of leaks regarding the flagship phone's hardware, but now there's a new one that claims to ...
01:44 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Xiaomi Expects To Double Sales To 15 Million Handsets This Year
Chinese Android-based phone maker Xiaomi said it will produce 15 million handsets for this year, and expects no overstock. This is double the 7.19 million units that were sold in 2012, which netted th...
01:28 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Someone Calculated How Many Calories A Mouse Click Burns
Video gaming for hours is exhausting, so surely it counts as some sort of workout too, right? One publication from Japan just estimated how many calories it takes to click a mouse button once. Convert...
12:31 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Festicket, The Booking Platform For Festival Goers, Raises $680K As It Expands With B2B Offering
Festicket, the UK site that aims to make booking and attending a music festival akin to the experience of purchasing a package holiday online, has raised $680k in a new round of funding.Its new backer...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Berlin-Based iversity Relaunches As MOOCs Platform, Sets Its Sights On Becoming The Coursera Of Europe
The fast expanding universe of MOOCs has a new addition. Berlin-based startup iversity, founded in 2011 to offer online collaboration tools for learning management, has relaunched itself as a platform...
12:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Opens Tweet Archive Access For Users In 12 More Languages, Including Farsi, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Malay and Spanish
Today Twitter announced that it would be ramping up its archiving tool to cover people who use the service in 12 non-English languages: Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian,...
12:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Opens Tweet Archive Access To Users In 12 More Languages, Including Farsi, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Malay and Spanish
Today Twitter announced that it would be ramping up its archiving tool to cover people who use the service in 12 non-English languages: Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian,...
11:18 am GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch TV Ads Are A Surprising But Important Part of Line & WeChat's Indonesian Marketing Strategy
As the War of the Asian Mobile Messaging Apps heats up, Indonesia isbecoming one of the most important battlegrounds for players like WeChat and Line--and TV ads are a surprising but effective part of...
10:56 am GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Alibaba Names Insider Jonathan Lu As New CEO Replacing Founder Jack Ma
Alibaba, China’s e-commerce giant, today named insider Jonathan Lu Xaoxi as its new CEO — filling a hole two months after founder Jack Ma announced that he would be stepping down from the ...
10:56 am GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Alibaba Names Insider Jonathan Lu As New CEO, Replacing Founder Jack Ma
Alibaba, China's e-commerce giant, today named insider Jonathan Lu Xaoxi as its new CEO -- filling a hole two months after founder Jack Ma announced that he would be stepping down from the position. T...
10:33 am GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Tops China's Smartphone Market For The First Time As Sales Triple, Says Strategy Analytics
Samsung Electronics topped China's smartphone market for the first time in 2012, according to data from Strategy Analytics (reported by Yonhap News Agency). The Korean tech behemoth nearly tripled its...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Philips Debuts Open APIs And An iOS SDK For Hue Connected Lighting System
Philips Hue is a lighting system that changes the definition of what your standard home lighting setup is, and now there's an official developer program for the innovative Wi-Fi-connected bridge and b...
08:06 am GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch LovePalz, The Real-Time Virtual Sex Toy For Long-Distance Couples, Will Launch On March 29
LovePalz, the virtual sex gadget designed for long-distance couples, has finally set a launch date for both its products and Web-based control center. On March 29, you can get your hands (and other pa...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch SXSW Keynote Speaker Olivier Bau Talks About Creating Invisible Objects Using Electricity
Electrostatic interfaces - systems that make your fingers "feel" textures on a smooth metal plate - have been around for a long time. They haven't quite caught on because the sensation is a little cre...
06:41 am GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch The Weekly Good: ProBueno Lets You Offer Up Your Talents And Skills For Good
Imagine that you're a pretty good drummer, you're in a band, and you'd like to give lessons. You could charge for these lessons, of course, but you're really into helping out charities. A site called ...
04:19 am GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Michael Arrington Is Newest Aol CEO's Favorite TechCrunch Writer
Much like this gif, Aol added another layer of management last week. Aol Brands got its own CEO, Susan Lyne, to round out the triumvirateof Aol Networks CEO Ned Brody and Aol Membership CEO Ned Brody....
03:00 am GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch The Implications Of The Interface That Watches You
This coming week, we're likely to get a peek at Samsung's next generation Galaxy flagship smartphone, and by most accounts, it'll have an auto-scrolling feature that can use head movement cues to dete...
02:21 am GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Just 3 Weeks After Launch, Mailbox Is Already Delivering 50 Million Messages A Day
Since launch just a few weeks ago, email management app Mailbox has been a pretty big hit -- so big that more than 1.25 million people have signed up for the waiting list. The downside to that early s...
02:16 am GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch Senator Moran On Filibustering Drone Policy And How To Influence Congressmen
Senator Jerry Moran (CrunchGov Grade: A) left his tie back in Washington, D.C., and sat down with me for an informal, yet candid discussion at the SXSW Interactive conference. The folksy Kansas repres...
01:29 am GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch WordPress' Matt Mullenweg On Working From Home, Making Money Without Ads, And More [TCTV]
It's always a pleasure to talk to WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg, as he's one of the more interesting and friendly people in the upper echelons of the tech founder sphere. So we took a few minutes t...
01:01 am GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch SXSW Has Become The Bootcamp For Tech's Soldiers
Yes, SXSW is marketers marketing to marketers and zombified cross-town walks staring at your phone. But when you ask the smartest people in technology to distill a year's worth of knowledge into hour ...
12:18 am GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch How App Stores Can Become A Catalyst For A Developer-Focused IT Universe
After my panel on Friday at SXSW, Paul Underwood ofDeloitteand Will Lovegrove, CEO of Datownia, approached me to talk about their companies. Their viewpoints demonstrate the direction of enterprise ap...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, March 11, 2013
Techcrunch 4tiitoo's eyeCharm Kinect Add-On Lets You Control Computers With Your Eyes
After I shelled out something like $200 for a Kinect bundle that I ended up shoving in a closet, the team at 4tiitoo may have finally given me a reason to dig the thing out. The Munich-based company r...
11:34 pm GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch Hangtime Looks To Be The Watercooler For Events At SXSW And Beyond
OK, so maybe we said it would be hard for an app to break out at SXSW this year. But that isn’t stopping several startups from trying. One startup called Hangtime, from serial entrepreneur Karl ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch Marvel Adds A Dynamic Soundtrack To Its Digital Comics With Project Gamma
The digital team from Marvel Comics is at South by Southwest Interactive this year to show off some new comics reading experiences that they've created.Today they're demonstrating a technology that's ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch Iterations: The Diamond Is In The Comments
People often ask me some variant of this question: Whats a startup out there that will be a great investment hit but no one really thinks of that way yet?There are many possible answers, but Ill focus...
08:15 pm GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch Jifiti Lets You Teleport Products To Your FriendsSorta
The idea for Jifiti came about because Shaul Weisband one of the creators of the app wanted to teleport gifts to friends. While teleportation is still not really possible, the team at Jifiti, have d...
07:16 pm GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch Bang With Friends Meme Makes An Appearance At SXXXSW
The one night stand is proof that human beings, despite our fancy computational glasses and smart fridges and our affinity for "higher learning," are still animals. And where else to live like an anim...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch An Interview With John Sundman Firefighter, Techie, And E-Publisher On What It Takes For Creatives To Make It In A Start Up
John Sundman is best known for his seminal dot-com-boom cyberpunk novel, Acts Of The Apostles but in his long career he has been a truck driver, a fireman, a construction worker, and an early employee...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch An Interview With Firefighter, Techie, And E-Publisher John Sundman On What It Takes For Creatives To Make It In A Start Up
John Sundman is best known for his seminal dot-com-boom cyberpunk novel, Acts Of The Apostles but in his long career he has been a truck driver, a fireman, a construction worker, and an early employee...
06:43 pm GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch Makerbot's Bre Pettis And OK Go's Damian Kulash On The Addictive Rush' Of Making Stuff That Works [Video]
One of the reasons that coming to South By Southwest Interactive continues to be worthwhile despite all its flaws is that it still attracts some of the most intelligent and fascinating people to the s...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch The Facebook Gaming Ecosystem: A Cross-Sectional Study Of The Top-Rated Apps
Editor's note:Hassan Baig isan entrepreneur who runs White Rabbit Studios, a South Asian gaming startup he founded four years ago in Pakistan.Services like AppData have been providing individual stats...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch Hoping Not To Be Crowded Out At SXSW, Swarmly Brings Its Waze For People' To Android
It's debatable whether or not SXSW is still a good place to launch your new hot SoLoMo app, not least because you'll likely get crowded out by all the other hopefuls, but that isn't stopping Swarmly f...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek From A Pedicab - Because Why Not, It's SXSW [TCTV]
Howdy! Welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek, the weekly show where a few of us writers get together and chew the fat on a few of the biggest and most interesting stories from the past week.As you ...
04:10 pm GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch GitHub Hit With Another DDoS Attack, Second In Two Days, And Major Service Outage
Services on code-sharing site GitHub have been interrupted for over an hour in what started as a "major service outage" because of a "brief DDoS attack." This is the second DDoS attack in as many days...
04:10 pm GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch GitHub Hit With Another DDoS Attack, Second In Two Days, And Major Service Outage [Update]
Services on code-sharing site GitHub have been disrupted for over an hour in what started as a "major service outage" because of a "brief DDoS attack." This is the second DDoS attack in as many days a...
04:10 pm GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch GitHub Hit With A DDoS Attack, Second In Two Days, And Major Service Outage [Update: GitHub Back Up, No Data Breached]
Services on code-sharing site GitHub have been disrupted for over an hour in what started as a "major service outage" because of a "brief DDoS attack." This is the second DDoS attack in as many days a...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox, Spotify, Gmail, Skype: Are We In A Subscription Bubble?
Editor's note: Ezra Galston is a VC at I2A Fund, a young entrepreneur atFoundation Capital, a Kauffman Fellows Finalist and a second-year MBA student at Chicago Booth.It seems like nearly every tech b...
09:00 am GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: Pursuits Of Pet Peeves
Editors note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals.Our furry...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch Beware SXSW Networking Syndrome
Editor's note:Geoff Lewis is a principal at Founders Fund and formerly served as co-founder and CEO of Topguest.This email landed in my this week: Hi Geoff! Im organizing an exclusive dinner on March ...
04:46 am GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley On Whether Hot Apps Can Still Be Born At SXSW [TCTV]
Much like Twitter got a lot of its early traction at South By Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) in Austin back in 2007, Foursquare famously started off with a bang when it launched at SXSWi in 2009. So it...
04:17 am GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch Attention Bikers! Chaotic Moon Has Built A Video-Powered Black Box For Your Dome
Chaotic Moon is probably best known for dev work that its done for clients like Rupert Murdochs The Daily, or the Marvel Unlimited app that just hit the Apple App Store. But when one of their coworker...
03:51 am GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch As It Hits 3M Users After 6 Months, hoppr Checks-In Its Bid To Be Indias Foursquare
While Foursquare has been concentrating on smartphones for some year now, much of the rest of the world has remained on a feature phone (though that of course is changing). So the opportunity to do lo...
03:51 am GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch As It Hits 3M Users After 6 Months, hoppr Checks-In Its Bid To Be India's Foursquare
While Foursquare has been concentrating on smartphones for some year now, much of the rest of the world has remained on a feature phone (though that of course is changing). So the opportunity to do lo...
03:47 am GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch A Big Deal For The Middle East, Daily Deals Site Cobone Acquired By Tiger Global Management
After months of speculation that its backer Jabbar Internet Group were shopping around for a sale, the leading Middle Eastern daily deals site Cobone has been acquired by investment firm Tiger Global ...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: The PCs Struggle To App-Up Continues
Sim City 5 is yet another game that exposes an inherent conflict at the heart of the PC, about how connected and app-like or independent it should be. Publishers like EA might be trying to convince PC...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: The PC's Struggle To App-Up Continues
Sim City 5 is yet another game that exposes an inherent conflict at the heart of the PC, about how connected and app-like or independent it should be. Publishers like EA might be trying to convince PC...
02:06 am GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch The US Is A Country Of Explorers Says Elon Musk As He Plans For A Texas-Based Spaceport
Wired's Chris Anderson interviewed Mega-Entrepreneur Elon Musk about hs many projects, which include SpaceX AND Tesla Motors. Throughout their fairly technical and detailed conversation, Elon when in...
01:56 am GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch Elon Musk Says His Only Regret In NYT Controversy Was Not Rebutting The Rebuttal
During this afternoon's keynote interview at South by Southwest Interactive, Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk briefly addressed his recent back-and-forth with The New York Times about a negative articl...
01:47 am GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch Elon Musks SpaceX Is Testing Technology To Make Rockets Reusable
Elon Musk's SpaceX is getting closer to having technology which could dramatically lower the cost of space travel. In a keynote speech at SXSW Interactive, Musk demonstrated tech that could be used to...
01:47 am GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch Elon Musk's SpaceX Is Testing Technology To Make Rockets Reusable
Elon Musk's SpaceX is getting closer to having technology which could dramatically lower the cost of space travel. In a keynote speech at SXSW Interactive, Musk demonstrated tech that could be used to...
01:33 am GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch With 26.5M Daily Users, Denmarks Kiloo Pioneers New Ways of Producing Mobile Games
One of the sleeper hits on the charts over the last year has been a tiny game out of Denmark called Subway Surfers. It’s a runner game like Imangi’s Temple Run that has a character named J...
01:33 am GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch With 26.5M Daily Users, Denmark's Kiloo Pioneers New Ways of Producing Mobile Games
One of the sleeper hits on the charts over the last year has been a tiny game out of Denmark called Subway Surfers. It’s a runner game like Imangi’s Temple Run that has a character named J...
01:15 am GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch EA Apologizes For SimCity Disaster, Says It Was Dumb And Offers Free Game To Players
Electronic Arts’ SimCity was easily the most anticipated game of the season, but its launch was an unmitigated disaster because the DRM solution Electronic Arts and Maxis dreamt up means users h...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch Cant Afford To Stay At The Driskill? Heres What $60 A Night Gets You At The Firehouse Hostel
Every year, the tens of thousands of SXSW attendees who descend upon Austin cause a huge crunch on accommodations. If youre lucky, you might be able to book a hotel months in advance. If not, you can ...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch Can't Afford To Stay At The Driskill? Here's What $60 A Night Gets You At The Firehouse Hostel
Every year, the tens of thousands of SXSW attendees who descend upon Austin cause a huge crunch on accommodations. If youre lucky, you might be able to book a hotel months in advance. If not, you can ...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, March 10, 2013
Techcrunch If It Gets Them, Google May Open .Search, .App, .Blog And .Cloud gTLDs To The Public
If Google is awarded the right to manage the domain registrations for .search, .app, .blog and .cloud, there is now a good chance that it won't just use them for its own services and will open them up...
11:59 pm GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Forget Google Glass, Google Debuts Talking Shoe Concept At SXSWi, Wants More Social, Motivational Everyday Objects
Meet Google's "talking shoe," which aims to translate movement data in witty messages to users and their friends. The concept apparel, showcased at the search giant's swanky SXSW Interactive headquart...
11:59 pm GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Forget Google Glass, Google Debuts Talking Shoe' Concept At SXSWi, Wants More Social, Motivational Everyday Objects
Meet Google's "talking shoe," which aims to translate movement data in witty messages to users and their friends. The concept apparel, showcased at the search giant's swanky SXSW Interactive headquart...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch How To Make A Million Dollars With A Hot Dog Cart
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.My wife, C...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Zaarly Shutters Its Reverse Craigslist Marketplace, Goes All In On Virtual Storefronts As Co-Founder Exits
After winning LA Startup Weekend, Zaarly almost immediately raised $1 million from a long list of notable investors (even "Steve jOBS"), and then raised $14 million more before the end of the year in ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Bring On The Platform Wars!
Writing software used to be so simple. A giant pain in the ass, mind you, but simple. You were a Microsoft developer, with binders full of Visual Studio CDs; you were a Java developer; you used the LA...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Payments Startups Take The Data, Design And Development Route To Reengineer The Credit-Card Business
Editors note:Steve Patterson is a writer who has covered Boston and San Francisco Bay Area startups for 20 years.Braintree Payments, Square and fellow disruptors are applying web and mobile technologi...
11:38 am GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Go NoSQL Style The Geeky Gangnam Version
This could have been an absolute flop, a parody of itself. But this remix of the Gangnam style video to explain the NoSQL database is actually not so bad. It's really goofy and amateurish. But that's ...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch How Stripe, Weebly And Cue Make Programming Challenges That Are Good For Recruiting
Editor's note:Robby Walker is co-founder and CTO of Cue. His previous company, Zenter, sold to Google in 2007.Programming challenges are a fantastic way to connect great people with great jobs, partic...
07:45 am GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Did PayPal Just Clone Stripes API Documentation?
Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? As we reported this morning, PayPal just launched a number of new APIs and a brand new developer portal today. This also included the release of new REST A...
07:09 am GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix Stops Issuing API Keys To New Developers, Effectively Ending Its Developer Program
Netflix just used the quiet Friday afternoon to announce that it is effectively ending its public developer program. Netflix will stop issuing API keys immediately and will not accept new API affiliat...
06:21 am GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Bang With Friends Launches Site To Help You Have Sex With Strangers At SXSW
It seems like hooking up at SXSW was never very hard, but it just got easier. If youre in Austin this week and looking for that special someone to have anonymous sex with, look no further: Bang With F...
06:20 am GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Flush With $80M, Desire2Learn Buys Anti-Sharepoint For Students Platform Wiggio, Its 2nd Acquisition In 2 Months
The EdTech space is growing fast -- from every angle -- talent is starting to cross over from consumer-facing companies, schools are looking to go digital, national policy is changing and student debt...
06:15 am GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Bang With Friends Launches Site To Help You Have Sex With Strangers At SXSW
It seems like hooking up at SXSW was never very hard, but it just got easier. If youre in Austin this week and looking for that special someone to have anonymous sex with, look no further: Bang With F...
04:42 am GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch In First 24 Hours Of 3.0 Launch, Path Made More Money Than Ever And Sent More Than 1M Messages
Earlier this week, Path launched the 3.0 version of its privacy-focused and mobile-centric social networking app. It was an update that was important for two key reasons: It debuted private messaging,...
03:46 am GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Inside Google Street View: From Larry Pages Car To The Depths Of The Grand Canyon
“Teleportation is the transfer of matter from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them, similar to the concept apport, an earlier word used in the context of spiri...
03:24 am GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Beefs Up With Acqhire Of Storylane Because Its Time To Fight Tumblr
Facebook's no blogging platform, but Tumblr is and it's eating the social network's young. If Facebook wants to host our digital lives, it needs richer sharing. That's Storylane's specialty, so Facebo...
01:08 am GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Market Research Provider AYTM Rolls Out Its Biggest Update Yet With Bigger Panels, Better Prices, Video Questionnaires & More
AskYourTargetMarket,a market research firm which got its start in the demo pit at TechCrunch 50 (in the pre-Disrupt days), is rolling out its biggest update to its service ever. According to CEO Lev M...
01:08 am GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Market Research Provider AYTM Rolls Out Its Biggest Update Yet With Bigger Panels, Video Questionnaires & More
AskYourTargetMarket,a market research firm which got its start in the demo pit at TechCrunch50 (in the pre-Disrupt days), is rolling out its biggest update ever to its service. According to CEO Lev Ma...
01:01 am GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Intel Capital President: Disrupt Alum Expect Labs Fits In Nicely With Voice Plans For Ultrabook
Intel Capital, the venture arm of Intel, boasts over 120 portfolio companies to have listed publicly on the NASDAQ alone. In celebration of that, President Arvind Sodhani rang yesterday's closing bell...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch MakerBot Announces Its First Easy-To-Use Desktop 3D Scanner, The Digitizer
Bre Pettis, founder of 3D-printer manufacturer MakerBot, announced their first desktop 3D scanner, the Digitizer, at a SXSWi keynote today. Pettis was coy about availability or final design but instea...
12:59 am GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Google Research Releases Wikilinks Corpus With 40M Mentions And 3M Entities
Google Research just launched its Wikilinks corpus, a massive new data set for developers and researchers that could make it easier to add smart disambiguation and cross-referencing to their applicati...
12:46 am GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Wrike Launches A Mobile Gantt Chart With Syncing So Everyone Can See The Latest Updates
Wrike has added a type of chart that most seasoned project managers depend on for their work. It's called a Gantt chart and it's used to visualize projects in a way that a standard calendar lacks.Wrik...
12:19 am GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Last Call For The Disrupt NY Extra Early Bird Discount
Procrastinationis a hell of a drug. Don't let it ruin your life. And, for the purpose of this post, don't let procrastination cost you money. Today, Friday, March 8th, is the last day for the Disrupt ...
12:17 am GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Adds More Verbs To Open Graph Actions, You Can Now Do More Stuff Through Partner Apps
Facebook announced a number of new common actions today for Facebook activity, joining the "watch video" and other existing ones available to developers. These include actions in the Fitness, Books an...
12:07 am GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch VMware CMO Rick Jackson On His Way Out, Transitioned To SVP Role
More changing of the guard among the leadership ranks at VMware. CMO Rick Jackson is on his way out of the company. He's stepping down as CMO moving into SVP role, although he'll remain CMO until a re...
12:06 am GMT - Sat, March 9, 2013
Techcrunch Dynamic Signal Launches VoiceStorm To Manage Employees Social Media Promotion Efforts
Dynamic Signal, the social marketing company led by Adify co-founder Russ Fradin, is launching a new product today called VoiceStorm that encourages, manages, and measures employees' efforts to promot...
11:55 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Barely Poked Snapchat, Active Usage Data Shows
After initially missing the boat on mobile-photo sharing and then having to turn around and plunk down nearly $1 billion for Instagram, Facebook wasn’t going to let a hot app (and potential exis...
11:49 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Hacker Steals $12,000 Worth Of Bitcoins In Brazen DNS-Based Attack
A Bitcoin brokerage, Bitinstant was hit by hackers who used a bit of social engineering to take control of the company's DNS servers and ultimately funnel out $12,000 worth of Bitcoins. ...
11:41 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch An iPhone Lovers Take On The Nexus 4
This is the first Android device I would feel comfortable using on a regular basis.That doesnt mean Im going to, but I would be just fine with it.If I had to boil down my thoughts about the Nexus 4 in...
11:35 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Kills Ticker With Redesign
Tired of seeing every inane detail of yours friends lives pop up in that annoying Facebook sidebar ? Well apparently Facebook was too as the redesign announced yesterday eliminates Ticker, the real-ti...
11:35 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Redesign Kills Ticker, Almost
Tired of seeing every inane detail of yours friends lives pop up in that annoying Facebook sidebar ? Well apparently Facebook was too as the redesign announced yesterday eliminates Ticker for some, an...
11:24 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch App Discovery Service Hubbl Now Delivers Personalized Recommendations Directly To Apples Passbook
Hubbl, the app discovery service built by former TechCrunch Disrupt finalists, has introduced an interesting new feature today for users of its iPhone version: Passbook integration. To get started, yo...
11:13 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch SideCar Sues Austin Department Of Transportation To Legitimize Ride Sharing
Theres a new wrinkle in SideCars ongoing battle with local authorities in Austin. Just a day after announcing that its offering free transportation to SXSW Interactive attendees, the ride-sharing star...
10:59 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Sunglass Partners With DIYROCKETS To Launch 3D-Printed Rocket Engine Design Competition
Two startups responsible for helping push the envelope on collaborative design and the democratization of building hardware are launching a competition today that could take open source 3D printing to...
10:49 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch The Sonos Playbar Brings Wireless Surround Sound Without The Fuss
Sonos is a wireless audio company that makes solid - albeit comparatively expensive - audio hardware. Setup is drop dead simple - to add a component you simply press one or two buttons on the new devi...
10:16 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Google Glass App Identifies People By Clothes, Hints At Tech That Could Counter Face Blindness
That problem where you're meeting someone for the first time, maybe to pick up something you bought through Craigslist? Google Glass can help with that. A new app designed for Google's upcoming smart-...
10:10 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Cuts Prices For Its SSD-Based NoSQL DynamoDB, Adds Reserved Capacity Option
Amazon just announced a large price reduction for its cloud-hosted NoSQL DynamoDB database service. Provision throughput capacity - that is, the number of reads and writes your application uses - now ...
09:53 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Posse Raises $500K More For A Local Discovery App That Lets Users Build Playlists Of Favorite Shops, Now Live In The U.S.
Posse, a local discovery platform for web and mobile, is today arriving in the U.S. and making itsiPhone app debut. The company has also just raised another $500,000 in additional funding from existin...
09:22 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Hands-On With Everpix 1.5, The App That Lets You Explore Your Best Photos (And Print Them Too)
From the beginning, Everpix has made it very clear that it is not just another photo-sharing app. The San Francisco startup, which first emerged on the scene as a Disrupt finalist in September 2011 an...
09:12 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch HTC Facebook Phone Specs Leak, Outlining A Solid Mid-Range Device With FB And Instagram Pre-Loaded
Question: How do you attract a key youth, mobile-first demographic to your social network and get them to increase engagement? Answer: Partner with an OEM handset manufacturer to create a powerful yet...
08:46 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch While It Mulls Global Pricing, BlackBerry May Also Be Prepping Its Z10 For A March 22 AT&T Launch
BlackBerry's top brass eagerly danced around the issue of a U.S. launch date for its new Z10 smartphone during its grand BlackBerry 10 unveiling, but the folks at Bloomberg may have shed some new ligh...
08:33 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Age Of Empires II HD Is Coming To Steam, And Were Reeeaady
Gaming isn’t quite cyclical, thought it would seem that the big trend this winter is to remake old-school games from the 90′s for newer platforms. EA just released a brand new version of a...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch PayPal Separates Developer Platform From X.commerce, Launches Simpler, Mobile APIs And More
In October 20011, PayPal debuted X.commerce, a fabric that weaved together PayPal, eBay and other commerce related APIs in the eBay family. But developers have been demanding more features and simplic...
07:48 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch No Winning Exploit Found For Chrome OS At Annual Hacking Competition, Pwnium 3
Google's operating system Chrome OS survived all attempts to hack it at this year'sPwnium 3 competition, which took place at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, BCthis week. Google, which...
07:42 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Joe Lonsdale To Take The Disrupt NY Stage
We're very excited to announce that Joe Lonsdale, co-founder of Palantir and Addepar, has been added to our roster of Disrupt speakers. After a stint as a PayPal intern, Lonsdale shook up Silicon Vall...
07:18 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch MessageMe: A Richer, Faster Messaging App That Quickly Grabs Doodles, Videos & Images
Yes, the messaging app space is super-hot and super-crowded. It’s probably the most competitive part of the consumer app space, with giants like China’s Tencent and Facebook in the ring al...
07:09 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Europes Square iZettle Now Powers Mobile Payments In Third-Party Apps, Sees First Rollout Of API With BookingBug
iZettle, one of the many mobile payment companies vying for the title of the "Square of Europe," is taking one more step to cover the market ahead of U.S. rivals like PayPal's here and Intuit's Europe...
06:36 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Ambify, A Music App For The Philips Hue Lighting System, Shows The Potential Of The Connected Home
The Philips Hue lighting system is pretty neat on its own it lets you control lighting in your house from your iPhone or iPad, adjusting bulb color and brightness remotely via your Wi-Fi network. Amb...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch How A Fired Republican Staffer Became A Powerful Martyr For Internet Activists
Someone in DC thought they had snuffed out an official Republican report on radical intellectual property reform by convincing the authoring agency to erase the document from the Internet and fire the...
06:18 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Googles Motorola To Cut 10% Of Workforce After Laying Off 20% Last Year
After laying off 4,000 Motorola employees last year, representing around 20 percent of the total workforce, Google just announced that it would increase job cuts by a further 10 percent -- now represe...
05:17 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Thermodo Smartphone Thermometer Doubles Its Kickstarter Goal In 24 Hours, Now Offers Stretch Rewards
For a company making a difficult switch from creating software to building hardware, Robocat is making very good early progress. The Danish startup's Thermodo smartphone thermometer accessory hit its ...
02:55 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch JDSU Buys Arieso For $85M In Cash To Boost Its Mobile Network Business
This morning, JDSU, a specialist in optical networking software, announced that it would pay $85 million in cash to acquire Arieso, a UK-based startup that makes location-aware mobile networking softw...
01:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Rent-Your-Car-Out Service iCarsClub Gets $482,000
iCarsClub, a service that allows people to rent out their cars by the hour just got a seed round of almost half a million, a little under three months since its launch. The Singapore-based startup pro...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Online Gaming Company Bigpoint Appoints New CEO In The Face Of Industry Transition
Bigpoint, the European free-to-play online gaming company that is thought to have raised $460 million since 2002, is finally announcing a new CEO. Khaled Helioui, formerly Bigpoints Chief Games Office...
05:29 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Community Site Topix Sees 40 Percent Year-Over-Year Traffic Growth As Political Focus Pays Off
Topix, a site for locally-focused online discussion that first launched in 2004, has seen significant traffic growth in the past year. According to CEO Chris Tolles, that's because of the big bet that...
05:09 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch With Users In Over 83 Countries, Social Discovery Platform At The Pool Wants To Be The Anti-Facebook
At The Pool, the Los Angeles-based social discovery platform, is today rolling out a big re-design that sees the startup becoming laser-focused on creating the "anti-Facebook" social network for young...
04:33 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Facebooks Riskiest Bet Yet. Can It Uproot A Billion Peoples Behavior?
"Fortune Favors The Bold" reads a 20-foot-tall poster in the room where Facebook unveiled its redesigned news feed. It's possibly the most looked-at page on the Internet, and if we don't like the chan...
04:30 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Its All About The Data For Apps And App Stores A Discussion For SXSW
I have five minutes to talk during the panel I am doing tomorrow at SXSW: Enterprise Invades the Apps Playground. It will cover this whole new world of enterprise apps marketplaces. A topic of interes...
04:29 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch The Philips Hue Is The Perfect Minecraft Accessory To Track The DayNight Cycle
It's hard to find a compelling use case for the Philips Hue. But Jim Rutherford and his son hacked the wireless LED lightbulbs to be in sync with the day/night cycle in Minecraft. It creates an immers...
04:01 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Join Us In Austin At #SXSWi Office Hours On Sunday, March 10
We love talking with start-ups but sometimes we don't have time to sit down with everyone. That's why we started TC Office Hours. It's a chance to meet a few TC editors and pitch your business, ask qu...
03:24 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Pandoras Long-Time CEO Joe Kennedy Abruptly Steps Down, Just As It Starts Making Money Mobile
Hot on the heels of a relatively strong quarter for the streaming music service, Pandora has announced that its long-time CEO and President, Joe Kennedy, will be stepping down. In a statement this aft...
03:24 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Pandoras Long-Time CEO Joe Kennedy Abruptly Steps Down, Just As It Starts Making Money On Mobile
Hot on the heels of a relatively strong quarter for the streaming music service, Pandora has announced that its long-time CEO and President, Joe Kennedy, will be stepping down. In a statement this aft...
02:54 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Google Chromebook Pixel
Google's new Chromebook Pixel is a curious device. While its beautiful, seamless hardware nearly justifies its $1,299 price tag, the Chrome OS (which only offers access to Google products and the web)...
02:45 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Does Spotify Need A Web Player? (Of Course It Does)
News broke out today that Spotify would be making a beta version of its web player available to all of its users in the UK, with the promise that a full release would come later this year. Im not comp...
02:42 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Still Doesnt Have A Patent On Pull-Down-To-Refresh, But Its About To
Over the past few years there has been a lot writtenby meandothersabout Twitter's acquisition of the pull-down-to-refresh patent application with its purchase of Tweetie. According toPublic PAIR(searc...
02:40 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch The SXSW Transportation Wars Are On, As Uber And SideCar Launch Free Ride Sharing In Austin
Transportation around Austin during SXSW might not be as painful as usual. Increased competition in the ride share market means that getting around will be a whole lot easier, as conference goers won'...
02:32 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Chatting Is Great, But GroupMes Mobile Apps Now Let Users Split Payments Too
While the folks at GroupMe have spent some time exploring the world outside group messaging, they certainly havent given up on refining the formula that made them so appealing in the first place. Earl...
02:32 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Chatting Is Great, But GroupMes Mobile Apps Now Let Users Split Payments, Too
While the folks at GroupMe have spent some time exploring the world outside group messaging, they certainly havent given up on refining the formula that made them so appealing in the first place. Earl...
02:31 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Pandora Shares Jump 18% After Better-Than-Expected Earnings, Mobile Revenue Up 111% To $80.3M
Veteran streaming radio platform Pandora released its fourth quarter earnings today, in which it saw its fiscal 2013 revenue of $427.1 million, representing a 56 percent year-over-year increase, and f...
02:24 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch We Built This SimCity On A Shaky Foundation Of DRM
EA's anticipated SimCity launch has officially become a cavalcade of fail. Amazon is temporarily suspending sales of digital copies of the game in the face of massive negative buyer feedback, with the...
02:12 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch More Data Showing iOS, Especially The iPhone, Still Killing It In The Enterprise, At Androids Expense
Apple's iOS is consolidating its grip on the enterprise market and taking share from Android, according to customer data from enterprise file sharing and hybrid cloud storage company Egnyte. The iPhon...
02:10 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch The Snapchat Lawsuit, Or How To Lose Your Best Friend Over $70 Million
One week ago, Reggie Brown filed a lawsuit alleging that he is a co-founder of Snapchat, a red-hot impermanent photo messaging app, and is entitled to an original one-third ownership stake along with ...
01:50 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Google And MPEG LA Sign Licensing Agreement Covering Googles VP8 Video Codec, Clearing The Way For Wider Adoption
Google’s VP8 video compression format, which the company acquired from On2 Technologies, is an open standard and covered by a free patent license. That, however, didn’t stop MPEG LA, the g...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch In The Studio, FLOODGATES Mike Maples Maintains An Outsider Mindset Despite His Valley Successes
"In the Studio" welcomes a co-founder of a company which went public, a native Texan who studied engineering in Silicon Valley and business on the east coast, and who, upon returning to the Valley to ...
12:54 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Hands On With The New Facebook And Its Boredom-Killing Feeds [TCTV]
There's always something else to browse on the redesigned Facebook unveiled today. Instead of churning through the main feed until you hit reruns and leave, Facebook hopes to keep you switching betwee...
12:54 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Hands-On With The New Facebook And Its Boredom-Killing Feeds [TCTV]
There's always something else to browse on the redesigned Facebook unveiled today. Instead of churning through the main feed until you hit reruns and leave, Facebook hopes to keep you switching betwee...
12:48 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Microsofts Patent Lawsuit Against Google Could Shut Down Google Maps In Germany
Microsoft and Google are currently involved in a patent lawsuit in Germany that could, according to FOSS Patents’ Florian Mueller and a number of German reports, lead to an outright ban of Googl...
12:19 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch PopTip Brings Its Instant Twitter Polling And Revamped Dashboard To Brands On Facebook
After launching out of TechStars NY back in June, PopTip has been building out a Facebook version of its instant polling product. PopTip originally launched for Twitter, letting brands ask questions i...
12:14 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch As Italys Tech Eco-System Finally Ignites, Two VCs Combine To Create United Ventures
Two Italian VC firms and an institutional player, Fondo Italiano di Investimento, have combined to form United Ventures, closing a first round of funding at 30 million ($39M). The new firm has set a f...
12:10 am GMT - Fri, March 8, 2013
Techcrunch Google Brings Its Local Discovery App Field Trip To The iPhone
Google's location-basedField Tripapplication has just made its way to the iTunes App Store today, after previously having been Android-only. The app, which works a little bit like Google Now, runs in ...
11:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Locu Partners With Automattic To Bring Its Menus To WordPress.coms Restaurant Sites
Automattic’s WordPress.com recently added a restaurant vertical to make it easier for restaurant owners to manage their sites and avoid the pitfalls of Flash-based homepages that auto-play annoy...
11:36 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch For Businesses, Facebooks Redesign Means Bigger Ads, A Pages Feed, But A Friends-Only Section Too
Today at Facebook's big news feed announcement, it made photos for users bigger, but the ads in the news feed will be getting bigger too. A Facebook representative explained "We're taking all the cont...
11:29 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Facebooks Focus On Mobile-Inspired Consistency Is All About Getting Facebook Out Of The Way
Today, VP of Product, Chris Cox discussed Facebook’s new-found focus on design consistency, something the company calls “mobile-inspired.” Today, with its News Feed and Photo redesig...
11:19 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Updates Its Photo Experience To Be More Immersive In News Feed, Timeline And Albums
Today, Facebook has announced sweeping design changes to its News Feed, along with a total overhaul of its Photo experience. Photos are a huge part of what makes Facebook so engaging, and the company ...
11:13 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Launches Multiple Topic-Based Feeds Including Photos, Bigger Images, And A Consistent Design Across Devices
Today at Facebook HQ, Mark Zuckerberg just unveiled a new look for news feed that uses a "mobile-inspired" consistent design across devices, lets you drill into specific content type feeds, and offers...
11:08 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Tune In Live To Facebooks News Feed Event As It Happens
Facebook is having an event to show off changes to its News Feed today, and the company is livestreaming the event. Here's a video feed so you can watch along....
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch The Boundless Open Textbook Initiative Has Evolved But Its Future Is Marred By Lawsuits
Our education system is broken, from lower-level public schools all the way up to higher learning. EdTech startups are coming at the numerous problems from every angle. Boundless, a startup out of Bos...
10:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Razer Taps Bing Fund GM And VoodooPC Founder Rahul Sood To Advise Board Of Directors
Now that its spent some time trying to navigate the gap between churning out PC accessories and actual, honest-to-goodness gaming computers, the folks at Razer have seen fit to look for some experts f...
10:48 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Sproutkin Launches A Netflix For Childrens Books
Sproutkin, a newly launched subscription service for children's books, has raised an initial, but undisclosed (and still ongoing) seed round of under $1 million from investors which include 500 Startu...
10:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Attorney General Claims Aaron Swartz Case Was A Good Use of Prosecutorial Discretion
Attorney General Eric Holder claims critics are wrong to blame prosecutors for misconduct in the handling of Internet activist Aaron Swartz.Swartz committed suicide after allegedly facing 50+ yea...
10:13 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch BeauCoo, The Social Style And Shopping Network For Women, Comes To Android
BeauCoo, the Calgary, Canada-based startup that wants to make it easier for women to discover new styles, brands and stores and shop for clothes online by matching them with other women who have a sim...
10:04 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Marvel Unlimited Is A Severely Limited Subscription Comics Service For iOS
The only thing I want in this world is an all-you-can-read monthly comic subscription service, which I can use on the iPad. Which is why Marvel launching Marvel Unlimited on iOS seemed like a dream co...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Shapeways Rolls Out Developer Portal And New API In A Bid For Better 3D Printing Apps
3D printing company Shapeways had a banner 2012 -- it locked up a $6.2 million Series B last year in a round led by Lux Capital, and established a full-blown factory in Long Island City. And it's hopi...
09:53 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Distimo Pitches App Metrics At Large Enterprises, Inks Deal With Adobe Analytics
The Dutch app analytics company Distimo has built a reputation around offering app developers a cross-platform look at how their apps are performing in terms of downloads, revenues and rankings, cover...
09:28 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Trying To Undercut The Going Rate For Streaming Radio, Report Claims
Just after reports peg Apple brass as meeting with Beats to discuss streaming music services, a new story in the New York Post today claims that the Mac maker is in talks with labels about such a serv...
09:18 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Google+ Hangout App Scoot & Doodle Raises $2.25M Seed, From Valley Angels & Pearson, To Get More Kids Learning Through Play
Real-time creative collaboration startup, Scoot & Doodle, which piggybacks on Google+'s Hangouts feature as the arena for its learn-through-play app aimed at middle school age through to coll...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Live From Berlin German Chancellor Angela Merkel Shines Spotlight On Tech Startups
We're live in Berlin at a major announcement due to be made shortly by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. I'll be covering the event which has been rumoured to be a major policy shift by the German gove...
09:14 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Local Discovery App Spindle Debuts Google Now-Like Search Alerts Which Match Nearby Happenings To Your Personal Interests
Spindle, the location discovery app from former Microsoft engineers backed by $2.3 million in funding from Polaris, Greylock, Lerer, SV Angel and others, is today releasing the biggest update to its i...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Jared Fliesler, Squares VP Overseeing Growth, Joins Matrix As General Partner
Jared Fliesler, who oversaw growth and user acquisition at Square, is crossing over to the venture side from the startup world and joining Matrix Partners as a general partner. A firm that has been ar...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch CEO And Founder Megan Gardner Out At Mom-Centric Deals Site Plum District, Ex-Googler Susan Kim Takes Over
Founder and CEO of Plum District, Megan Gardner, has left her position at the company, according to the Plum District website and LinkedIn. Susan Kim, formerly at Google, eBay and Minted, will be taki...
08:26 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Incredimails New iPad Version Turns Email Into A Flipboard-Style Interface, Easy For The Average Person
Who'd have thought email would suddenly be the hot app startups were going after, but that appears to be what's happening. And it's being driven both by a desire to make email 'work' better and by the...
08:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch TastemakerX Raises Another $1.25M To Position Itself As Fantasy League For Bands
TastemakerX, a music discovery mobile application, which previously operated as something of a “stock market for bands,” is today announcing $1.25 million in new funding from Baseline Vent...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Pearltrees Gives Itself A Visual Refresh With New Customization Options, Major Redesign Coming Soon
Pearltrees, the Paris-based curation and discovery service, just launched a new version of its web and mobile apps. The update introduces a visual refresh with full-screen images that now automaticall...
07:49 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch All Told, Nokia Owes $650M More To Microsoft In Their Long-Term Platform Deal, Says Nokia, But 2013 Will See A Net Gain For Finland
Nokia today filed its 20-F financial report for the last fiscal year, in which it reiterated its projections for the next year ahead on device sales and margins for both devices and services, as well ...
07:23 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Google Shows Off Its New Adverapp Concept, A Volkswagen-Branded Road Trip Journal
Google published a blog post today in which it details the first fruits of a pilot program launched last year to reimagine digital advertising for the mobile app age. This year, Google says it's broad...
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch B&N Widens The Screen For Nook Video, Adds Content From Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount, Relativity, Natl Geographic And More
Barnes & Noble last week noted that Q3 Nook revenues were down some 28% over last year on a hardware slump, but the company also saw a rise of 13.1% on content sales -- and today it's announcing s...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Tango, The Video-Calling App Turned Social Network, Hits 100M Users And Finally Arrives On iPad
Tango, the mobile video calling and communication service backed by $87 million in outside funding, is announcing today that it has reached 100 million registered users – up from 75 million in N...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Haiku Deck 2.0 Brings Charts, Graphs And Lists To Its Super Simple iPad Presentation Tool
Office for iPad is a long-standing rumor that frankly becomes less interesting to me with every day that passes, thanks in large part to great third-party apps like Haiku Deck that are stepping up to ...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Tablets Taking A Greater Global Share Of Web Page Views Than Smartphones, According To Adobes Digital Index
The proportion of web traffic coming from tablets has pushed past smartphones for the first time, according to Adobe's latest Digital Index which looks at more than 100 billion visits to 1,000+ w...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Tablets Now Taking A Greater Global Share Of Web Page Views Than Smartphones, According To Adobes Digital Index
The proportion of web traffic coming from tablets has pushed past smartphones for the first time, according to Adobe's latest Digital Index which looks at more than 100 billion visits to 1,000+ w...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Patents A System For The Resale And Transfer Of Used Digital Goods
A new patent application published by the USPTO today shows that Apple has been thinking hard about how it might be able to make it possible for users to resell or lend digital content they've purchas...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Pertino Raises $20M For Cloud-Based Networking Service That Foretells A New Wave Of Disruption For Enterprise Giants
Pertino has raised $20 million for its networking technology that small businesses can use to go online and create a network that runs entirely in the cloud. New investor Jafco Ventures led the Series...
05:18 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Jawbone Design Guru Helps Bring Wearable Tech & Data Tracking To Your Golf Game
"I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone's golf game: It's called an eraser," Arnold Palmer once remarked. Yes, Even brave enough to wear ridiculous clothes and hack a small white ball arou...
05:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Thermodo: A Tiny External Thermometer That Lives In Your iPhones Headphone Jack
Danish startup Robocat has built a lot of software for Apple's iOS devices, but today the company is branching out with the launch of a new hardware accessory for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices...
04:41 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Rovio Pulls Down Paywall For Original Angry Birds On iPhone, iPad To Reignite Downloads On Legacy Games
Angry Birds may be one of the most popular apps of all time, but it's also not exactly a spring chicken, and so, to boost its downloads, publisher Rovio is now making the original iOS versions for iPh...
04:41 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Rovio Pulls Down Paywall For Original Angry Birds On iPhone, iPad To Reignite Downloads On Legacy Games As App Of The Week
Angry Birds may be one of the most popular apps of all time, but it's also not exactly a spring chicken, and so, to boost its downloads, publisher Rovio is now making the original iOS versions for iPh...
03:38 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Global Mobile Subscriptions To Rise To 8.9BN By 2017 With 80% Of Them In The Developing World, Says Strategy Analytics
Analyst Strategy Analytics is forecasting that the worldwide base of mobile subscriptions will rise to 8.9 billion over the next five years -- and a massive four out of five of these (80 per cent) wil...
03:38 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Delhi Startup Playcez Gets Seed Round For Location-Based Social App For India
Playcez, a startup out of Delhi, has closed a seed round of several hundred thousand USD for an events discovery app for Indian users. It wouldn’t say how much funding it got exactly, but noted ...
02:46 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch F-Secure: Android Accounted For 79% Of All Mobile Malware In 2012, 96% In Q4 Alone
Is it because Android is the most popular smartphone platform in the world right now, or is it because it's just fundamentally easier to attack? In any case, Google's mobile juggernaut Android continu...
02:46 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Android Accounted For 79% Of All Mobile Malware In 2012, 96% In Q4 Alone, Says F-Secure
Is it because Android is the most popular smartphone platform in the world right now, or is it because it's just fundamentally easier to attack? In any case, Google's mobile juggernaut Android continu...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Adzuna Takes Its Next Generation Jobs Search Engine To Germany, Seeing 1.5M Monthly Visits In UK
Adzuna, the UK startup that operates what it calls a next generation jobs search engine, is taking its wares to Germany, the first time the London-based company has expanded internationally. It's also...
11:05 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch The Bay Lights Creator Leo Villareal On Where Tech Meets Art [TCTV]
Last night was the grand lighting ceremony for The Bay Lights, the $8.8 million art installation that will turn the historically drab San Francisco Bay Bridge into the world's largest LED light sculpt...
10:01 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Trulia Launches Trulia Suggests, A Recommendation Engine For Real Estate
Trulia, the popular real estate search engine, just launched the beta of Trulia Suggests, a personalized real estate recommendation engine. The typical search experience on virtually every online real...
08:24 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Urban Storage Startup Boxbee Wins Best Overall Prize At Launch, Zillabyte Takes Enterprise With Its Pandora For Leads
Boxbee, a startup that's looking to make urban storage (not of the digital variety) less of a pain in the ass, just won the best new startup award at the Launch conference in San Francisco.The winner ...
08:24 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Urban Storage Startup Boxbee Wins Best New Startup Prize At Launch, Zillabyte Takes Enterprise With Its Pandora For Leads
Boxbee, a startup that's looking to make urban storage (not of the digital variety) less of a pain in the ass, just won the best new startup award at the Launch conference in San Francisco.The winner ...
07:29 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch EQuala Launches On iOS And Android To Bring More Context And Control To Social Music Discovery
Over the last decade, the rise of mobile technology and the maturation of the Web as distribution and consumption channels has had a devastating effect on the music industry, among others. Yet, on the...
06:53 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch The Truth About Google Glass
There's very little to be said about this viral video except that it's a cute rendition of what will happen for maybe the first two weeks after Google Glass is launched. In fact, I suspect it will alm...
06:44 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Is Looking For Office Space In Cambridge, Close To Its Harvard Roots
According to a report by Boston Business Journal, Facebook appears to be looking for office space in its old neighborhood of Cambridge, Mass. As we all know, Facebook was founded in Mark Zuckerberg...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Korean Startup Accelerator SparkLabs Hosts Its First Demo Day, Adds Tom Peters To Advisory Board
Korean startup accelerator SparkLabs hosted its first Demo Day in Seoul today with five of the six companies in the inagural class it revealed back in November (one company, online gaming studio Merry...
05:32 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Rethinking Video Journalism, NowThisNews Blitzkriegs SXSW With Coverage And A 6-Second Pitch Competition
The TV news soundbite is about to get a lot shorter. NowThisNews, a New York-based startup that’s looking to reinvent video journalism for the Facebook and smartphone era, is hitting SXSW with a...
04:53 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch RelayRides Founder Shelby Clark Steps Down From Day-To-Day Role, But Will Remain On The Board Of Directors
RelayRides founder and chief community officer Shelby Clark announced today that he is leaving his day-to-day role with the company, but will remain on the company's board of directors. The move comes...
04:53 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch RelayRides Founder Shelby Clark Steps Down From Day-To-Day Role, Will Remain On The Board
RelayRides founder and chief community officer Shelby Clark announced today that he is leaving his day-to-day role with the company, but will remain on its board of directors. The move comes as RelayR...
04:47 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Now 18M Users Strong, Edmodo Makes Its First Acquisition In Root-1 To Become The App Market For Education
After spending years working as technicians at public schools, Jeff O'Hara and Nicolas Borg launched Edmodo in 2008 to address what they had come to see as a huge gap in the teacher-student relationsh...
04:12 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch David Sacks Says He Has No Plans To Leave Microsoft, Endorses Marissa Mayers Work-From-Home Ban
Yammer founder David Sacks just left the stage at the Launch conference in San Francisco, where he talked about his future at Microsoft and also weighed in on some hot tech topics including Yahoo CEO ...
03:39 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch To Earn Trust, Facebook Could Declare News Feed Changes Like Google PageRank
Too much bad press and too many confused users. That's what Facebook got from silently tinkering with the news feed. BiltonGate was the last straw. Signs now point to Facebook beginning to announce ne...
03:19 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Whats All The Fuss About? Up Close With The Dish Hopper With Slingbox, The Device That Caused CNET To Implode
About a month ago, if you'll remember, the very fabric of the Internet journalism game was rent asunder when CNET's parent company, CBS, refused to let it write about the Dish Hopper with Slingbox, a ...
02:50 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Im Glad I Was An Unpaid Blogger
I was an unpaid blogger and I'm proud of that. After a few days of back and forth between an established journalist and The Atlantic over the depressingly low-pay of freelance writers, I thought I'd e...
02:21 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann Joins Facebooks Board, Adding Another Woman Alongside Sandberg
Facebook today added a new member to its board of directors, Susan Desmond-Hellman, M.D.. Dr. Hellman currently serves as the chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to assumi...
01:17 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Update For Twitters iOS, Android Apps And Mobile Site Includes Top Tweets From The Past And Better Web Browsing
Twitter has updated its iOS and Android apps today, as well as its mobile site, to include more interesting content to keep you tapping and exploring as you perform searches. As we noted last month, T...
01:14 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch The Lumio Lamp Looks Like The Most Beautiful Book Youve Never Read
Sometimes the best Kickstarter projects are the simplest ones. Lumio is a lamp masquerading as a beautiful hardcover book with a wooden finish. To turn the lamp on, you open it up. To turn it off, you...
01:05 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Fresh Off White House Petition Success, Activists Launch Copyright Reform Campaign
Grassroots digital activists are looking for a new another sweet, sweet hit of political success. After successfully lobbying the White House with 100,000 petitions to overturn a law related to cell p...
12:39 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch ZipDial Has Turned 400M Missed Calls Into Moneymaking Connections
During my trip to India, one of the most interesting companies that I met with was ZipDial. In a really cool home-turned-office in Bangalore, a team of brilliant people have turned a phenomenon that i...
12:34 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Kids Love The Apple Store So Much They Pee On The Seats
Don't ever sit on the black balls at the kids table in Apple retail stores, recommends supposed former employee and Redditor Mister_Rabbit. It seems that as 370 million people visit an Apple Store eac...
12:23 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Prepare Your Pockets, Samsungs Next Galaxy Note Phablet Could Sport A 5.9-Inch Screen
Samsung's Galaxy S IV hasn't even been revealed yet and news of another top-tier Samsung smartphone is already threatening to steal some of its spotlight. The Korea Times reported earlier today that t...
12:12 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Sheryl Sandberg Launches Lean In Organization As A Global Community For Workplace Equality
This morning Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg officially launched "Lean In," a non-profit organization aimed at creating a global community that encourages women to continue to be active and ambitious in ...
12:02 am GMT - Thu, March 7, 2013
Techcrunch Google Really Wants Developers To Use Google+ Sign-Ins, Announces 5-Day Developer Bootcamps In Cities Worldwide
Google really wants developers to use the new Google+ application sign-ins it announced last week. As Google+'sKinnari Jhaverijustannounced, the interest in the new feature was "significant....
11:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Reminder: Register For Disrupt Hardware Alley
I love hardware. That's why I want you guys to bring some of the coolest hardware projects imaginable to Disrupt NYthisyear. That's why I want you guys in our Hardware Alley....
11:20 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Ebay Shuts Down Instant Sale Service For Cash Trade-Ins On Phones And Other Gadgets
Ebay, the online marketplace that recently added a redesign reminiscent of Pinterest to enhance a personalized experience for its users, is paring down in other areas. Among them, the site has discont...
11:16 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch LifeBeam Brings Fighter Pilot Heart-Monitoring Technology To Your Bicycle Helmet
LifeBeam is kicking off an Indiegogo campaign for a new smart cycling helmet that uses smart sensors to track your heart rate.LifeBeam is an Israel-based startup that thus far has specialized in aeros...
10:59 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Apples Growth Outpaces Samsungs In Most Recent comScore U.S. Smartphone Share Report
Apple's iPhone made up some ground in the most recent comScore smartphone OEM market share numbers, covering the three-month period ending in January 2013. Apple's share rose from 34.3 percent curing ...
10:55 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Target Looks For Help From Mobile Developers With Newly Announced Retail Accelerator (Which Is Actually Just A Contest)
Retail giant Target's newlyannounced"Target Retail Accelerator" isn't really an accelerator - it's more a sponsored contest taking place at this year's SXSW event in Austin, Texas. Developers who part...
10:54 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Ourspot Launches A Marketplace For Hiring Amateur Photographers
With DSLR sales up and Instagram setting a new bar for tastefully shot photos, there are countless hobbyist and amateur photographers out there. A new startup called Ourspot is tapping into that commu...
10:28 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Marshall Kirkpatricks Hey Big Fish Project Highlights Influential People And Tweets At SXSWi
South by Southwest Interactive is coming up this weekend, and that usually means a flood of content on Twitter some of it interesting and relevant to you, much of it not. If you're starting to feel o...
10:28 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch This DIY, 3D-Printed Violin Is Nearly Ready To Play Beautiful Music
Like many complex 3D-printed projects, this violin isn't entirely made on a 3D printer but it's interesting nonetheless. It is a violin that costs about $12 to build and uses paper, 3D printed parts, ...
10:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On ShowGo.tv: Why Jazz Is Now Live On The Internet
Is the Internet ready for live jazz? Serial entrepreneur Brian Gruber thinks it is. With his latest start-up ShowGo.tv, Gruber has created an online music experience in which we can watch live jazz fr...
10:24 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch VisibleNation Takes A Different Tack On Social Data Can You Compare The Content Of Your Character?
The arena of social data comparison has become a hot space over the last, say, three years. With the rise of Facebook and Twitter we have concurrently seen the rise of platforms like Klout and PeerInd...
10:19 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Google+ Launches Updated Profile Pages With Larger Cover Photos, Revamped Local Reviews & About Tabs
Google just launched an update for Google+ that brings a number of significant visual updates to the company’s social backbone. The first things Google+ users will notice when they vis...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Email CRM Contactually Raises $1 Million Seed Round, Kicks Off API Launch With Do.com Integration
Washington, D.C.-basedContactually, which makes a lightweight CRM tool for email, is today announcing it has just closed on a $1 million in seed funding led by SaaS backersPoint Nine as well asBoston ...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Video Discovery App Telly Updated With Group Video Sharing And New Creative Features
Nine months ago, Twitvid rebranded itself as Telly, as the company sought to help users find interesting videos based on things their friends were sharing. Since that rebranding, its launched a web ap...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Vine Takes Early Command In The Mobile Video Market Over Viddy, Socialcam And Others Despite Low Adoption
Editors note:Robert J. Moore is the co-founder ofRJMetrics, a company whose software helps online businesses make smarter decisions using their own data.In January, Twitter released Vine, a mobile ser...
09:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Google Play Offers Over 5M eBooks And More Than 18M Songs, One Year After Its Rebranding
Google has just announced via its official blog that Google Play is officially one year old today. The actual marketplace itself is older than that, with the Android Market debuting in 2008, but it ha...
09:44 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Colorado Will Launch A $150M Venture Fund To Invest In Local Tech Startups
In an interview with reporters today at the Venture Capital In The Rockies event in Beaver Creek Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper revealed that the state will be partnering with a number of local CEOs...
09:32 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch The Check In Is Dead; Long Live The Check In As Foursquare Adds Quick Glide Feature On iOS
Depending on who you ask, Foursquare could be in a great place as far as growth, or in a bad place. We’ve heard about potential acquisitions, difficulty fundraising and everything in between. On...
09:23 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Bloomfire Raises $8M From Austin, Redpoint To Bring Better Knowledge Sharing & Social Tools To The Enterprise
Bloomfire, an Austin-based startup attempting to create a better way for businesses to capture, save, display and share information, announced today that it has raised $8 million in series A financing...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Endorsements, LinkedIns Answer To Klout, Passes 1B Recommendations And Builds Up A New Data Set
Endorsements, a lightweight way for people on LinkedIn to recommend each other's skills, has picked up some significant traction in its first five months of life. Today, LinkedIn is announcing that En...
08:23 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch U.S. Galaxy S IV Screenshots Leak, Backing Up Smart Scroll Claims And Some Hardware Specs
The Galaxy S IV leaks are coming fast, from a number of sources including the company itself, and this morning brings two in rapid succession. First, as Matt reported earlier, shots depicting the addi...
08:19 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Lets Create! Pottery, Because Virtual Pottery And 3D Printing Were Made For Each Other
I cant tell you how many times I wished my virtual pottery collection in Lets Create! Pottery, a fun game on iOS and Android that lets you sculpt and paint little pottery pieces, could be brought to r...
08:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Rackspace Extends Private Cloud Offering With OpenCenter
Rackspace, one of the original participants in the OpenStack project, has spent the last couple of years building a successful cloud business. Along the way, they've continued to contribute to OpenSta...
08:08 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch As Moveline, The TechStars-Backed Moving App, Expands To New Cities, We Test Out The Service
Reports suggest, and I have independently confirmed, that moving is one of the most awful, stressful, painful processes you can experience in a lifetime. Yet the cost of living in NY forces many to mo...
08:03 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch RS Components Celebrates Raspberry Pis Birthday With A Limited Blue Edition
Hungry for a blue Raspberry Pi, anyone? RS Components has just that. With a blue board, blue casing, and a certificate of authenticity, this limited Model B Revision 2 is a great way to celebrate the ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Innovid Raises $11M More From Sequoia And Others To Make Interactive Video Ads Truly Multiplatform
Online video is growing, and with it so are online video ads. But serving interactive video ads across multiple platforms and devices is still extremely difficult. To help solve that problem, interact...
07:34 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Eyeing An IPO, Data Virtualization And Storage Company Actifio Raises $50M From TCV, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock At $500M Valuation
Virtualization data management company Actifio has raised $50 million in Series D funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) with participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, ATV...
07:34 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Eyeing An IPO, Data Virtualization And Storage Company Actifio Raises $50M From TCV, Andreessen Horowitz At $500M Valuation
Virtualization data management company Actifio has raised $50 million in Series D funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) with participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, ATV...
07:27 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Looker Takes $2M From First Round And PivotNorth To Build A Sequel To SQL For Business Intelligence
Looker Data Sciences, a business intelligence startup founded by an early lead engineer from Netscape and LiveOps, is today emerging from stealth mode and announcing $2 million in funding from Frist R...
07:19 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch After Focusing Mainly On Mobile, FreedomPop Is Now Bringing Freemium WiMAX Internet To Your Home
FreedomPop has spent the past year trying to turn the wireless industry on its ear with its freemium mobile internet service, but the Niklas Zennstrom-backed company is now setting its sights on repla...
07:05 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Exitround Launches An Anonymous Marketplace Where Startups Can Get Acquired
AngelList has changed the investment landscape by creating an online space where entrepreneurs can connect with the investors. Now a site called Exitround may do the same at what, for many startups, i...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Matter, A For-Profit Media Accelerator Backed By KQED, Knight And PRX, Debuts First Class
Public broadcasters continue to face a lot of pressure as going concerns in the face of bigger overall pressure for the media industry, and like all media companies, they are looking towards a new gen...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Discoverly Nabs $750K From Salesforce, Bessemer, And Others For Stealthy Social Enterprise App
Discoverly, a San Francisco-based startup building a social enterprise tool, has raised $750,000 in a seed round and is opening up its product to private beta testers. The company's slate of investors...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Bravo Extends Their PLAY LIVE TV Platform And Advertisers Sign Up
Cable TV channel Bravo is extending their acceptably popular Play Live interactive/voting platform so that it can now be used for pre-recorded television shows broadcast on the network, allowing you t...
06:43 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Hand Recognition, Gesture Support Landing On Microsoft Kinect For Windows Soon
The Kinect is arguably Microsoft's most important innovation of the past decade, and has done more for changing the nature of computer interaction than pretty much any other recently created input dev...
06:08 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung To Continue Its Innovation Push With Head Tracking Auto-Scroll On The GSIV
If these leaked screenshots are the real deal, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S IV will feature a rather innovative way to scroll. Called "Smart scroll" the phone can apparently scroll based on a user's ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Kids App Maker Toca Boca Expands With Zinc Roe Acquisition, Sets Up Studio In Toronto
Kids app makerToca Boca, which operates like a startup out of the 200-year-old Swedish publishing companyBonnier, is making good on its earlier promise that it will soon begin to expand its product po...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Basis Lands $11.5M, Adds Esther Dyson & Deepak Chopra As Advisors As It Beefs Up Production Of Its Wearable Health Tracker
Back in November, Basis officially took on Jawbone, Nike and Fitbit, releasing its long-awaited wrist-based mobile health tracker. Capitalizing on the popularity of the Quantified Self Movement, the $...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Apples Tim Cook Met With Beats To Talk About The Companys New Daisy Streaming Music Service
Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Beats Electronics CEO Jimmy Iovine in L.A. in late February, according to a report from Reuters today. The news comes just as Beats project 'Daisy," a streaming music servi...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch F-Commerce Startup Soldsie Raises $1 Million For Its Facebook Comments-Based Shopping Platform
E-commerce startupSoldsie, which just announced in January that it had raised $425,000 from 72 investors through FundersClub, has now officially closed its full seed round of $1 million in outside fun...
05:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Says It Will Not Appeal $731M Fine Over Browser Antitrust Violations: We Take Full Responsibility
The European Commission today said that it will be fining Microsoft 561 million ($731 million) over antitrust violations related to distribution of its Internet Explorer browser -- and a humbled Micro...
05:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Will Not Appeal $731M Fine Over Browser Antitrust Violations: We Take Full Responsibility
The European Commission today said that it will be fining Microsoft 561 million ($731 million) over antitrust violations related to distribution of its Internet Explorer browser -- and a humbled Micro...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch News Corps Education Tablet May Be The Bureaucratic Fit Schools Need To Adopt Tech
Public school systems are cheerfully decorated dictatorships: discipline, standards, and testing are the driving concepts of modern k-12 education. The very reason why districts purchase bundles of th...
04:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Retail Giant Tesco Ramps Up Digital Offering With Free Online U.K. TV Service That Will Show Ads Based On What Clubcard Users Buy
In a world of big and small data it's easy to forget bricks and mortar supermarkets have been gathering intell on their customers for years, thanks to loyalty card schemes. U.K. supermarket Tesco is p...
04:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Retail Giant Tesco Ramps Up Digital Offering With Free Online U.K. TV Service That Shows Ads Based On What Loyalty Card Users Buy
In a world of big and small data it's easy to forget bricks and mortar supermarkets have been gathering intell on their customers for years, thanks to loyalty card schemes. U.K. supermarket Tesco is p...
04:14 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Visa Inks $59M+ Deal To Extend Mobile Money Partnership With Monitise In Europe
Visa believes that by 2020 more than half of all payments made in Europe will be done through mobile devices, so it is continuing to put more investment into how it will remain a central part of those...
03:58 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Foap Launches Photo Missions So Brands Can Get In On The Engagement Marketing Action
Foap, the iPhone app that lets users upload and sell their photos through the startup's stock photo marketplace, has followed through on its promise to open up the service to brands (yes, that word ag...
03:26 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Android App Monetization Platform Metaps Raises $11M Series B From Fidelity Growth Partners Japan & Others To Fuel Asian Growth
Metaps, a Japanese startup that offers Android developers a platform to monetize their apps, has secured a JPY 1 billion ($11 million) Series B round from Fidelity Growth Partners Japan and other unna...
03:06 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch New London Incubator SeedCloud Puts 500,000 Into Sentience Technology, Aims At Big Data Startups
As if there weren't enough technology startup accelerators already in Europe, yet another launched today with the hope of attracting 'cloud' based startups in the areas of Big Data, Machine Learning a...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Summit Partners Sinks $26M Into Samwer Brothers African Amazon Clone Jumia
Rocket Internet, the e-commerce startup incubator started by the Samwer Brothers, is once again ramping up its operations in emerging markets. Today it is announcing that Jumia, an Amazon clonelaunche...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Summit Partners Puts $26M Into Samwer Brothers African Amazon Clone Jumia
Rocket Internet, the e-commerce startup incubator started by the Samwer Brothers, is once again ramping up its operations in emerging markets. Today it is announcing that Jumia, an Amazon clonelaunche...
02:04 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Raspberry Pis Eye Landing In April, Call For Testers To Put Camera Through Its Paces
The Raspberry Pi mini computer won't be blind for much longer: a video camera unit shown off last month that will allow Pi owners to build video applications is expected to go on sale in April, accord...
01:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch HTC Sees Lowest Sales Since Jan 2010, Worst Revenue Decline In 4 Months, As February Sales Fell 44% To $384M
The new HTC One unveiled last month is increasingly feeling like last-chance saloon for the troubled Taiwan handset maker. Today HTC noted that its sales for the month of February fell by nearly 44% t...
01:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch HTC Reports Lowest Sales Since Jan 2010, Worst Revenue Decline In 4 Months, As February Sales Fell 44% To $384M
The new HTC One unveiled last month is increasingly feeling like last-chance saloon for the troubled Taiwan handset maker. Today HTC noted that its sales for the month of February fell by nearly 44% t...
11:19 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Streaming Music Service Daisy Raises $60 Million, Spins Out Of Beats Electronics As Standalone Firm
Project 'Daisy,' the streaming music service built internally by headphone and speaker maker Beats Electronics, has received a $60 million investment round that it is using to spin out as a standalone...
10:35 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Ev Williams: Medium Wants To Help Build A Sustainable Economic Model For Journalism
At the Launch Conference in San Francisco today, Twitter co-founder Ev Williams took the stage to talk to conference founder Jason Calacanis about everything from his experience at Twitter and the ris...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Announces A New Social Interface For Its Marketing Cloud, Says Its Breaking Down Silos
Adobe is in the middle of Summit, its annual digital marketing conference, and as expected it's making a bunch of product announcements. The biggest one is a new interface for Adobe Marketing Cloud, t...
09:29 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch YouTube To Launch Music Subscriptions
YouTube plans to launch a music subscription service later this year, to allow people to listen to tracks online, and to possibly cut out the ads that precede each video for subscribers, according to ...
09:15 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Watch The Grand Lighting For The Bay Lights, The $8.8M Art Project Backed By Some Of Techs Biggest Names
The Golden Gate Bridge has been an artistic landmark since it was finished in 1937, even serving as a modern-day muse for the tech industry visionaries such as Jack Dorsey. But its plainer stepsister,...
07:34 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Trigger.io Co-Founder Sahil Jain Launches Cross-Network Ad Creator AdStage, Raises $1.4M
AdStage, a startup aiming to make it easy for small businesses and other advertisers to run cross-network ad campaigns, just launched today at the Launch conference in San Francisco.The company also a...
07:34 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch AdStage Launches Its Cross-Network Ad Creator, Raises $1.4M
AdStage, a startup aiming to make it easy for small businesses and other advertisers to run cross-network ad campaigns, just launched today at the Launch conference in San Francisco.The company also a...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch The $99 Roku 3 Launches With A New Processor, UI, And Remote Control With Built-In Headphone Jack
Roku is launching its new, $99 Roku 3. While keeping a similar form factor to previous Roku set-top boxes, the latest in its series should be much faster and more responsive, thanks to hardware upgrad...
06:44 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Will Launch Content-Specific News Feeds, Bigger Photos And Ads On Thursday
At a big press event on Thursday,Facebook plans to launch new ways to filter the news feed. These include a Photos feed of Facebook and Instagram photos, as well as a revamped Music feed of what frien...
04:49 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Apps Are Important
I had a little bit of time to play with the Chromebook Pixel today and I'm a regular user of the Acer C7, a $199 machine that is wildly underpowered but good enough on a bad day. I really like the con...
04:20 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Valves Steam Box Prototypes Are Being Prepped For Player Testing In Three To Four Months
As it turns out, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell gets awfully chatty when he attends award ceremonies. His appearance at the (generally awful) Spike TV Video Game Awards got him ruminating about the futu...
04:07 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch TC Cribs: A Look Inside Weebly, The Land Of Prohibition-Era Tunnels And (Shh) Secret Rooms
A big part of what makes our Cribs series so fun to make is going behind closed doors to get a real glimpse at how a company works (and plays.) But it's not every day that Cribs take us behind a secon...
04:06 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry Community Wants Marquee Apps So Bad Its Porting Them DIY-Style And BlackBerry Doesnt Approve
BlackBerry's platform has had some big name additions in the past couple of days, but unfortunately both came via sideloaded Android apps, likely created by the community using BlackBerry developer to...
03:50 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Chrome Beta For Android Gets Support For Experimental Data Compression On Googles Servers, Reduces Data Usage By 50%
Google just announced that it has released a new feature for the Chrome Beta for Android that could speed up web browsing and save bandwidth for mobile Chrome users. With this proxy feature turned on,...
03:31 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Fileboard Launches Service For Sales People To Improve Presentations And Analyze Results
Earlier today, I wrote about VMware selling SlideRocket to Clearslide, a service that allows sales people to upload collateral and presentations, as well as edit and analyze results. Yesterday I spoke...
03:23 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Pew: Twitter Is A Mainstream Liberal, But A Conservative Wonk
Twitter's liberal bias is no shocker to anyone who saw "Binders Full Of Women" at a Halloween party last year. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's slip-of-the-tongue during a presidential ...
02:41 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Your Galaxy S IV Will Probably Be Plastic, And Thats For The Best, Says Samsung VP
We're just over a week away from the Galaxy S IV's official unveiling in New York City, and slowly but surely the pieces are starting to fall into place. No, we still don't know what the thing is goin...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Cheers Raises $2.5M Series A To Expand Its Positivity Network And Make The Case To Brands
Cheers, the app and social network built around giving users the chance to celebrate the good things in their lives, has raised a $2.5 million Series A funding round led by MindFund and including Char...
02:10 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Vistar Media Raises $1.5 Million To Bring Real-Time Bidding To Digital Out-Of-Home Ads
A new startup called Vistar Media is looking to change the digital out-of-home advertising market by making it more programmatic, more targetable, and more predictive. In other words, it's hoping to m...
01:47 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Home Cleaning Service Pathjoy Becomes Homejoy, Raises $1.7M From Andreessen Horowitz And Others
Pathjoy, a Y Combinator-incubated startup that makes it easy and affordable to have your home cleaned, is announcing that it has raised $1.7 million in seed funding. It's taking on a new name that sou...
12:56 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Adds Android Support To Windows Azure Mobile Services
Last year, Microsoft launched Azure Mobile Services, a cloud backend for mobile applications. But at the time, it only supported Windows 8, and the team then added iOS and Windows Phone 8 support a sh...
12:34 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On Rhapsody: How Streaming Is Radically Reinventing The Music Industry
Jon Irwin, President of Rhapsody, told me at SFMusicTech that smartphone technology - particularly the IOS and Android platforms - has enabled a radically new experience for music lovers. As Irwin exp...
12:30 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Ahead Of SXSW, Highlight Adds New Photo Features And A Map View To See People And Places Nearby
Just a few weeks ago, social-local-mobile app Highlight announced a big new update that would add photos and events -- just in time for SXSW! Well, now we have another just-in-time update of Highlight...
12:09 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Troy Carter To Bring A Bit Of Gagas Social Magic To Disrupt NY
He founded the Atom Factory talent agency. He manages Lady Gaga, and when she wanted her very own social network for her millions of "little monsters", he co-founded Backplane. And he doesn't do weekl...
12:01 am GMT - Wed, March 6, 2013
Techcrunch Mila, A Local Mobile Marketplace For Errands, Raises $3M To Bag Emerging Markets
In the US startups like TaskRabbit, where anyone can run an errand for anyone else, seem like a novelty even today. But in emerging economies, where the mobile phone rules, it's become the mainstream ...
11:42 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Will Fragmentation Kill The Indie App Developer Star? Likely Not, But It Will Change How Apps Get Made
In a new report published today by Flurry, the company notes that optimizing apps to hit the majority of mobile devices that are active out there is an increasingly difficult task. In order to reach 8...
11:33 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Thai E-book Provider Ookbee Adds 6,000 New Users Each Day
It seems the e-book market in Thailand has been quietly flourishing, at least according to a local provider of digital books and magazines, Ookbee. The company is the countrys biggest e-bookstore, wit...
11:18 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Picasa Web Albums Are Almost Dead, Now Redirecting Photo Owners To Google+, Too
We've known for some time that Google would be transitioning users away from its Picasa photo-sharing service to Google+ Photos, but now that process is nearly complete. Google has begun to redir...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Former Flip Video Execs Launch Hubble, A Private Network For Families
Hubble, a new mobile application for private social networking created by the team that developed Flip Video, is launching today to serve as the secure hub (get it? Hubble?) for family communication. ...
10:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Google Drive Has A Handy Spreadsheet Auto Fill Option For Beer Drinkers
Creating Google spreadsheets doesn’t have to be a boring undertaking, especially if you’re a fan of beer. Here’s a fun little auto fill option that the Drive team has put into place ...
10:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Google Drive Has A Handy Spreadsheet Autofill Option For Beer Drinkers
Creating Google spreadsheets doesn’t have to be a boring undertaking, especially if you’re a fan of beer. Here’s a fun little autofill option that the Drive team has put into place t...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Bitcasa Sees 13% Growth In Stored Data, Users In 114 New Countries Since Opening Beta Last Month
Bitcasa, with its infinite and instant cloud storage service, has had to go slow with distribution. After all, any service where you can store an unlimited amount of content and stream it instantly to...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Score Tickets To Free, Paid And Even Sold-Out Events With Applauze By Band Of The Days 955 Dreams
Answering "What should I do this weekend?" just got a whole lot easier. 955 Dreams is following up its hit Band Of The Day with the launch of Applauze. The app helps you discover nearby events, then R...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Aviarys Platform Has Been Used To Edit Over 3B Photos, And That Doesnt Even Include Twitter
While developers scrambled to cash in on the photo-sharing gold rush while Instagram rose to prominence and then got sold to Facebook, Aviary took a different approach. Rather than build a consumer-fa...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch WordPress.com Launches Business Accounts With Custom Domains, Unlimited Storage & Support For $299 Per Site Per Year
Automattic’s WordPress.com just launched WordPress.com for Business. The business accounts, which will cost $299 per site, per year, and will come with advanced design tools with support for cus...
09:40 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Google Maps For iPhone Updated With Google Contacts Search And Local Places Grouped By Category
Google Maps for iPhone received its first significant update today, with new features that are designed to improve in-app search, making it easier to find relevant place information. Google Maps now l...
09:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch NFC Task Launcher App Maker Tagstand Partners With T-Mobile On Tap Tag App, Plus Other Carriers And OEMs
Y Combinator-backedTagstand, an NFC startup which is carving out a niche for itself given the increased number of Android devices supporting the technology, has now signed several deals with mobile ca...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Snoox, The Pinterest Of Recommendations, Launches On iOS And Android
When Snoox, the web-based recommendation engine for friends, first launched in November, my only gripe was that searching for recommendations is best suited for mobile, even though giving recommendati...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Data-Driven Comparison Shopping Platform FindTheBest Raises $11M From New World, Kleiner Perkins And Others
FindTheBest, the data-driven comparison startup led by DoubleClick founder Kevin O'Connor has raised $11 million in Series B financing led by New World Ventures, with participation form Montgomery ...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Lets Date Adds A Wingman Feature For People Who Just Want To Recommend Dates For Friends
Let's Date, the iPhone dating app founded by Suicide Girls co-creator Sean Suhl and backed by Los Angeles incubator Science, Inc., is releasing its first significant update since the app's national la...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Media Marketplace Pond5 Acquires Stock Photo Startup Pixmac To Expand Its International Presence
Pond5 has tried to differentiate itself with an artist-friendly model, allowing its contributors to set their own terms and splitting sales with them 50-50. Thats a much more favorable revenue split t...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Social-Local-Mobile Video App Vyclone Now Available On Android, For Cross-Platform Video Mashups
Mobile video app Vyclone launched last summer on iOS to enable users to easily create collaborative videos from certain events and locations. It works like this: Users shoot video with the Vyclone app...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Takes More Steps Toward Building A Mobile Ad Network With An API In Beta
Amazon is taking the first steps toward building a mobile ad network across its Kindle devices with a new advertising API in beta for developers. If you judge by the earnings of publicly traded mobile...
08:24 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Focused On Monetization, IACs Video Site Vimeo Appoints Its 1st CFO, Media Vet Mark Pinney
Vimeo, the IAC-owned user-generated video site with 15 million members that competes against YouTube and others like DailyMotion, is getting down to the business of making money, and to that end it to...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Bloomberg Ventures Founder Matt Turck Joining FirstMark Capital As Managing Partner With Aim On Big Data App Market
Matt Turck, one of the founders of Bloomberg Ventures, is joining FirstMark Capital as a managing partner where he will bring his entrepreneurial and operations experience to thehigh-profile and succe...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Bloomberg Ventures Co-Founder Matt Turck Joining FirstMark Capital As Managing Director With Aim On Big Data App Market
Matt Turck, one of the founders of Bloomberg Ventures, is joining FirstMark Capital as a managing partner where he will bring his entrepreneurial and operations experience to thehigh-profile and succe...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Appcore Raises $6M Series B To Expand Cloud Computing Infrastructure Growth In Asia
Today Appcore, a company that offers complete cloud computing infrastructure (read: hardware and software) to clients including mobile network providers, data centers, and enterprises, has announced a...
07:57 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch ConcertIn Helps You Sell Your Unused Concert Tickets To Your Friends
What's the matter with a little arbitrage between friends? ConcertIn.com is an interesting music discovery system that uses your Facebook social graph to find bands you and your friends like and, if y...
07:56 pm GMT - Tue, March 5, 2013
Techcrunch Chinese Ministry Critical Of Androids Dominance But How Much Power Does Google Really Have In China?
China's technology Ministry has criticised the dominance of Google's Android platform, according to Reuters. "Our country's mobile operating system research and development is too dependent on Android...