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11:53 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch 42 Is The Answer To EverythingIn Personalized Analytics For Retail
An online retailer platform called simply “42” is debuting today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY with new ideas about how to bring the intelligence of online e-commerce tools to brick-and-mortar ...
11:31 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Greentape Brings Reviews To Consumers And Data To Merchants
With a plan of making product ratings social, Greentape is launching a new app that they hope will bring in-store product reviews to consumers while (hopefully) spawning more product purchases for mer...
11:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch OpenStreetMap Makes It Easier To Suggest Corrections, New HTML5-Based Editor Coming Later This Year
OpenStreetMap, the Wikipedia-like crowdsourced mapping service, announced a couple of changes today that will make it easier for anybody to contribute. Starting today, you can easily suggest correctio...
11:24 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Reckless Law Of The Month: Congressman Wants To Literally Politicize Science Funding
At least one congressman thinks he is better equipped to judge the merit of research than the world’s premier scientists. Representative Lamar Smith (CrunchGov Grade: F), co-author of the infamo...
11:19 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Zenefits, The YC-Backed Employee Benefits Manager, Gets Into Payroll Management And Expands To NY
Zenefits, the free, YC-backed "set-it-and-forget-it" service thats helps small businesses worry less about employee benefits, made a pair of announcements at Disrupt NY 2013 this morning: They'll now ...
11:10 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Glider Launches At Disrupt NY With SaaS That Automates Approving And Signing Contracts, Adds Intelligence To Deal Flow
At Disrupt NY 2013, Gliderunveiled its SaaS for corporate teams to bring structure, clarity and reporting to the contract process much like Salesforce.com did for the sales funnel. The visual analytic...
10:57 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Share Practice Aims To Give Doctors Treatment Information And Feedback From Colleagues On The Fly
During their work with patients, doctors will frequently contact colleagues with questions, to trade horror stories, or converse about treatment methods. There isn't really a technological solution to...
10:53 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Tango Card Raises Another $4.1M As Gift Cards Get More Enterprising
Tango Card, the Seattle-based startup that aggregates digital gift card services from dozens of companies like Amazon, Nike, Target, iTunes, charities and more, has raised $4.125 million in a Series B...
10:52 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Mike McCue Wants Flipboard To Be The Home Of Brand Advertising For Mobile Publishers
Today at Disrupt NY 2013, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue said that publishers are facing a huge reduction in ad revenues. Publishers have seen revenues go from dollars in print, to dimes on the web, to penn...
10:44 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Bang With Friends Is Reportedly Raising $1M To Help You Bang With Friends
Bang With Friends, the wonderfully controversial Facebook app that helps you find the people in your social circles with a mutual interest in hookin' up, seems to be on to something.As Bang With Frien...
10:43 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Spacebar Streams Concerts To Your Phone So Musicians Don't Starve
"I wish I could have gone to that concert" is a common refrain amongst music fans. Spacebar can't teleport you to the venue, but it can stream the audio to your mobile device so you can listen along f...
10:34 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Flipboard Now At 56M Users, Adding 6M In One Month Since 2.0 Launch
Flipboard CEO Mike McCue took the stage at Disrupt NY 2013 today to talk about his company and the changing nature of media and publishing, and he revealed updated stats about user adoption of his com...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Magic Video Editing App Magisto Adds Drawing Feature For Android Users
Video editing app Magisto is picking up users, especially in the Android ecosystem, and it's giving those users a new way to add a creative touch to the videos they produce. Launching today at TechCru...
09:56 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Stonehearth: A Sandbox Game With Town-Building, Massive Battles, And Cthulhu? Yes, Please
Tom and Tony Cannon are former Silicon Valley programmers who, in 2011, turned to indie game making. They are launching a new game, called Stonehearth, that looks like a cross between Civilization, Mi...
09:50 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Become A Rock Star From Your Web Browser With GuitarBots
Helsinki, Finland-based Ovelin is in the business of teaching people music using fun, easy games. The company is at Disrupt NY's Startup Alley this year, demoing their latest game, GuitarBots, which i...
09:37 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch John Borthwick Says Betaworks Is A Puzzle Where All Parts Serve The Whole
Betaworks is a fairly unique entity, as a holding company that creates, acquires and invests in a wide variety of startups and products, including most recently Marco Arment's Instapaper. Betaworks fo...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Hires CBC's Kristine Stewart As Managing Director (And First Team Member) For Twitter Canada
Canadian broadcasting executive Kristine Stewart has joined Twitter as managing director for Twitter Canada.The announcement was just tweeted by Adam Bain, Twitter's president of global revenue. He al...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Hires CBC's Kirstine Stewart As Managing Director (And First Team Member) For Twitter Canada
Canadian broadcasting executive Kristine Stewart has joined Twitter as managing director for Twitter Canada.The announcement was just tweeted by Adam Bain, Twitter's president of global revenue. He al...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Gilt Chairman Kevin Ryan And 10gen Founder Dwight Merriman Could Launch 1 or 2 New Startups By September
Kevin Ryan, appearing on stage at Disrupt New York with longtime investment partner Dwight Merriman, said it is possible they may launch one or two new startups by September through AlleyCorp, the umb...
09:05 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Google Kills Chrome's Unpopular Redesigned New Tab Page Before It Hits Stable Channel
At the end of last year, Google announced that it would start testing a number of changes to Chrome’s New Tab page. The changes that were currently percolating through the development channels w...
09:03 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Betaworks' John Borthwick Weighs In On Acquiring Instapaper
It was just last week that betaworks announced it had acquired a majority stake in fan-favorite reading service Instapaper, and today on the Disrupt NY stage betaworks CEO John Borthwick shed some new...
09:01 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Sina Weibo, China's Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba
Sina Weibo, the micro-blogging platform that took root among China’s white-collar class, may be worth more than $3 billion today after Alibaba agreed to pay $586 million to buy preferred and ord...
08:54 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Purchext Keeps Your Kids From Buying Beer With Their Allowance
Purchext, a new app/service that increases communication between parents, their youngsters and the purchases their youngsters make, is on display at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013. The concept behind the ...
08:32 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Chief of Zuckerberg's Political Lobby Highlights Immigration Reform At Disrupt NY
The head of Mark Zuckerberg’s enigmatic political lobby took the stage of TechCrunch’s Disrupt New York conference. “It’sincumbenton us to make the knowledge economy as inclusi...
08:22 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Vox Media Steps Up Its Ad Push With The Launch Of Vox Creative, CEO Jim Bankoff Says Company Will Be Profitable This Year
Vox Media, publishers of the SBNation, Verge and Polygon blogs, is getting down to business with monetizing its content with the launch of Vox Creative, a new division of the company that will act as ...
08:12 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Chamath Palihapitiya Chats About Why Big Ideas Are Harder To Find, But Could Be Easier To Get Funded
The Social+Capital Founder, early Facebook employee and owner of the Golden State Warriors, Chamath Palihapitiya, joined us onstage at Disrupt NYand gave some brutally honest answers to questions...
08:06 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch BuzzFeed Founder Jonah Peretti Chats About The Future Of Media, How Weird Our Kids Will Be
I took a few minutes to sit down with Jonah Peretti, founder of BuzzFeed, at TechCrunch Disrupt NY today. I wanted to ask him about how we, as humans, were changing due to new pressures on our brains ...
08:02 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Benchmark's Bill Gurley: Late-Stage Market Is Most Frothy Since The Late 1990s
Bill Gurley, a general partner at one of Silicon Valley’s top tier venture firms Benchmark Capital, said that the late-stage market is the “most frothy” he’s ever seen since th...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch ProBoards Upgrades Its Forum-Building Tools With A New Dashboard And Live Search
Is it still possible to do something new with online forums? The answer is yes, according to Patrick Clinger, founder of ProBoards he's launching a new version of the company's forum-building softwar...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch TechStars Boston Alum Placester Raises $2.5 Million For Its Professional Website Builder For Realtors
After launching out of TechStars Boston back in 2011, Cambridge-based real estate marketing platformPlacesterhas raised $2.5 million in seed financing in a round led by new Boston seed fund, Romulus C...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley: People Think We Don't Know How To Generate Revenue. This Is Wrong.
Foursquare has taken a fair amount of flack lately, as the company rolls into its fourth year in business. Some claim Foursquare's userbase had stagnated; others claim that the company lacks a sustain...
07:09 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch State Launches Opinion Network Where You Don't Need Followers To Be Heard
Twitter is great if you're famous. But Jawbone's founding CEO Alexander Asseily thinks everyone deserves a powerful voice online, so today he's launching State, a structured opinion-sharing network wh...
07:09 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley: All Our Numbers Are Up 10-30% Each Month
Today at Disrupt NY 2013, Foursquare founder and CEO Dennis Crowley denied rumors that growth was stagnant for Foursquare. “I think theres a little bit of perception that were not growing,”...
07:09 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti Explains If You Don't Like Cute Animal Pics (Hence BuzzFeed), You're Not Human
I want to marry Jonah Peretti. Why? Because he just found a way to rationalize why we look at hundreds of pictures of kittens each day on the Internet during his keynote at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013....
07:07 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Dennis Crowley Says That Foursquare's API Is Currently Underutilized, Apps That Use Its Location Data Are Smarter
During our Disrupt event today, New York City company Foursquare’s co-founder Dennis Crowley spoke about how people are talking about the company these days. One of the interesting things about ...
06:54 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Jonah Peretti: Sex Is A Lot More Popular Than Jesus On Google
Today at Disrupt NY 2013, Buzzfeed founder Jonah Peretti took the stage to talk to the audience about how content works on the Internet: What sells, what gets shared and why. Peretti, a journalist, pr...
06:52 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch BuzzFeed Founder Jonah Peretti: On The Social Web, EQ Matters More Than IQ
In a world of Facebook and social sharing, having heart is more important than being smart, according to BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti. Today at Disrupt NY 2013, Peretti discussed the difference betw...
06:49 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Investor Chamath Palihapitiya Says We're At An Absolute' Low Point In Startup Quality
Chamath Palihapitiya, a former Facebook executive and founder of investment firm The Social+Capital Partnership, said today that the tech world should be "utterly ashamed," because "we are at an ...
06:41 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Moviora Plays Ten Questions To Help You Pick A Flick
Whenever my friends and I get together for a movie party, the toughest part of the evening is collectively deciding what to watch. Theres always one person that shoots a good suggestion down with a cu...
06:34 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's OS X 10.9 Will Reportedly Allow Multi-Monitor Fullscreen, More Power-User Friendly Finder
Apple's next version of OS X, 10.9 is on the way, according to 9to5Mac, and will offer an improved multi-monitor experience, finally allowing users to run fullscreen apps on one monitor and access dif...
06:24 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Breitling Releases The Emergency II, A Watch That Can Save You If You're Trapped On The Island
If trapped on a deserted island, you may want to spend months looking for the Pearl Station and figuring out the smoke monster, you could just pull the antenna out of the Breitling Emergency II and ca...
06:05 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Benchmark's Bill Gurley: Uber Is Growing Faster Than eBay Did
Today at Disrupt NY 2013, Benchmark partner Bill Gurley shared an interesting fact about Uber. “Uber is growing faster than eBay did,” Gurley said. In 1997, Benchmark invested $6.7 million...
06:02 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Google Now Launches On iOS
Google just released Google Now for iOS through an update to the Google Search app for iOS. Google maintains that the service is exactly the same as Google Now on Android, though certain flourishes li...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Benchmark's Bill Gurley Says New York Has The Engineers And Entrepreneurs, Now It Needs Big Iconic Companies
What are the challenges that the New York tech scene needs to address? This topic kicked off the conversation this morning between TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington and venture capitalist Bill Gurl...
05:44 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Shazam Brings On Former Yahoo Exec Rich Riley To Position For Growth And IPO
Back in March last year Yahoos SVP of the Europe, the Middle East and Africa region abruptly quit his role in the rejuvenation of Yahoo, supposedly to be closer to family in Sunnyvale. However, after ...
05:40 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Chris Dixon: 3D Printing Will Transform Manufacturing, Social Media Startups Are Facing General Fatigue
Chris Dixon, the entrepreneur-turned angel investor-turned general partner at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, today said that he believes the 3D printing movement has the potential to revolutionize manuf...
05:32 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Announces The Underwhelming Galaxy Tab 3
Samsung introduced its latest tablet today, the Galaxy Tab 3, and it's clear that the Tab line is destined to play a distinct second fiddle to the Galaxy Note brand. The Tab 3 sounds like it could've ...
05:27 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Chris Dixon Plans On Investing In More Bitcoin Startups, Says More Entrepreneurs Are Getting Involved
Chris Dixon joined our co-editor Eric Eldon this morning at Disrupt NY 2013 to discuss his move out to San Francisco for a job at Andreessen Horowitz. One of the areas that interests him the most is t...
04:48 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 Begins Now: View The Live Stream Here!
The Hackathon has come and gone, and it’s time for the main event. TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 begins now. If you’ve been a fan of Disrupt in the past, you’re in for a huge treat this...
04:09 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Virtual Personal Assistant Sherpa Offers Up Its Help To Android Users In The UK
Sherpa, the virtual personal assistant for Android (and indirect competitor to Apple's Siri), has launched in the UK, albeit in requisite Beta. It follows the original Spanish version released in Octo...
03:58 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Soundrop Launches Web-Based Listening Rooms That Sync Up Spotify Tracks With YouTube Videos
Soundrop, the popular social and interactive "listening room" music service that first launched as an app on Spotify, continues to branch out and become ever-more ubiquitous. The latest iteration: a n...
03:55 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch NYC Angels Grab Market Share
Looking forward to this week’s Disrupt NY 2013, we used the CrunchBase dataset to surface regional trends in US angel funding. Not surprisingly, we foundrelatively few metros with a substantial ...
03:39 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Spotify May Need To Be More Asian' To Dominate Region
Asia’s fragmented music fanbase and subscription habits may stand between Spotify and its total domination of the region, or at least so its competitors hope. The music streaming service recentl...
02:59 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Following Entrepreneur Visa Approval, TechStars London Finds A Permanent Home In The UK
TechStars London, the UK outpost of uber-accelerator TechStars has announced that its found a permanent home at newly-established Warner Yard, a co-working space owned by early-stage fund Playfair Cap...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch No Longer Just For Kids, Online Consignment Shop ThredUP Expands Into Women's Apparel
ThredUP, the online children’s clothes consignment shop, is today launching into a new vertical with the debut of a store for women’s secondhand clothing. The move, which puts the service ...
10:59 am GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Square Updates Its Register iPad App With Kitchen Tickets, Ordering Features To Better Serve Restaurants
Square's point-of-sale technology and iPad-powered register, Square Register is getting a big update today targeted at better serving restaurants. New features in the release include custom order modi...
09:54 am GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
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An internal email written by Huawei founder Ren Zheng-fei and obtained by Sina Tech (link via Google Translate) sheds light on the secretive Chinese firm's future. In it, Ren downplays his company's r...
09:54 am GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei Insists His Company Is Completely Transparent In An Internal Email
An internal email written by Huawei founder Ren Zheng-fei and obtained by Sina Tech (link via Google Translate) sheds light on the secretive Chinese firm's future. In it, Ren downplays his company's r...
09:53 am GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Spotify Quietly Starts Rolling Out The Discover Tab In Its Web App In The UK And Nordic Markets
Back in December 2012, music streaming service Spotify provided an update on how it was going to double down on social recommendations to increase music listening on its platform by launching two new ...
09:53 am GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Spotify Quietly Starts Rolling Out The Discover Tab In Its Web App, First In The UK And Nordics
Back in December 2012, music streaming service Spotify provided an update on how it was going to double down on social recommendations to increase music listening on its platform by launching two new ...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Jarvis Is A Personal Assistant That Goes Beyond Siri To Embrace The Connected Home
If you're an Iron Man fan, you already know about Jarvis, Tony Stark's personal assistant (who's either a human or a virtual AI, depending on how long you've been following the comic). Jarvis is the g...
07:59 am GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Android Picks Up The Pace In Smartphone Sales Over iOS Globally, While Windows Phone Continues With Modest Gains, Says Kantar
Google's mobile OS Android continues to power ahead as the world's most popular smartphone platform, according to figures out today from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, the WPP-owned market research compan...
07:59 am GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Android Took 64% Of All Smartphone Sales Globally In Q1; Windows Phone Continues Modest Gains, Says Kantar
Google's mobile OS Android continues to power ahead as the world's most popular smartphone platform, according to figures out today from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, the WPP-owned market research compan...
07:41 am GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Game Of Tones, The Game That Could Eventually Teach You To Play The Actual Guitar
Hot damn, the Disrupt NY 2013 Hackathon was great. Even with the hackathon over and the winner declared (Way to go, Rumbler!), we keep finding more projects we want to highlight.Built in just 24 hours...
06:54 am GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Squirrel Evernote Hack Creates A Personalised Newsletter From The Cool Stuff You've Saved To Read Later
Another simple but neat Evernote hack that came out of the 24-hour Disrupt NY Hackathon earlier today was Squirrel. Created by coder duo Zainab Ebrahimi and Jabari Bell, the hack turns articles Everno...
06:18 am GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Google Will Sunset The Meebo Bar On June 6 To Focus On Google+ Sign-In and Plug-Ins
Google has announced that it is bidding adieu to the Meebo Bar publishing tool in order to focus on projects like Google+ Sign-In and plug-ins. The Meebo Bar will be retired effective June 6....
02:06 am GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch StoryKid, Created By Literature PhDs, Is An App That Helps Young Ones Tell Stories (And Their Parents, Too)
Children are known for how much they love to play make believe, and StoryKid, an app introduced today during the Disrupt Hackathon in New York, takes this and gives it a new twist by offering a series...
02:06 am GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch StoryKid, Created By Literature PhDs Students, Is An App That Helps Young Ones Tell Stories (And Their Parents, Too)
Children are known for how much they love to play make believe, and StoryKid, an app introduced today during the Disrupt Hackathon in New York, takes this and gives it a new twist by offering a series...
12:45 am GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch Pay With Bits Wants To Be The Square For Bitcoin
Considering the gold rush around peer-to-peer currency Bitcoin, it's not surprising that one of the hackers at the Disrupt NY hackathon created an application around the currency. Pay With Bits was to...
12:07 am GMT - Mon, April 29, 2013
Techcrunch The Smell Of Coders In The Morning, Or, 10:30AM At The Disrupt NYC Hackathon [TCTV]
The Disrupt NYC 2013 Hackathon winners were just announced (congratulations, Rambler!) But amidst all the celebration, it's important to remember that it's been a very long and largely sleepless 30-ho...
11:28 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Rambler Takes Home The Disrupt NY 2013 Hackathon Grand Prize, Learn To Drive And Radical Are Runners Up
The past 24 hours have just flown by for the hundreds of hackers here at the Disrupt NY Hackathon, but the sun is finally up and it’s time to pass judgment on their caffeine-fueled projects. As ...
11:19 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Laser Mountain Played Laser Tag Onstage With Nerf Guns, Android Phones And A Node.js Server
Carson Britt and Matthew Drake convinced everyone with their onstage demo of Laser Mountain at the Disrupt NY Hackathon. They attached Android phones to the Nerf guns (that TechCrunch gave away yester...
11:05 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch EverSlide Turns Evernote Notes Into Slideshows
EverSlide is a basic, but potentially very useful, hack built over the weekend at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 hackathon. As you might guess by the name, the service turns your Evernote notes into s...
10:53 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Startup Common Application Wants To Make Startup Job Applications More Efficient
Startups still have a hard time finding the right applicants for their jobs. During our Disrupt NY 2013 hackathon, Codecademy engineer Bob Ren wrote a little web app that takes the Common Application ...
10:40 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Dos.io Makes LinkedIn Stalking Better With Info From GitHub, AngelList & CrunchBase
Dos.io is a new Chrome extension that builds a better dossier at the top of LinkedIn profiles where it helps you determine who’s worth your time. Once installed, LinkedIn stalking gets a lot mor...
10:40 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Dosi.io Makes LinkedIn Stalking Better With Info From GitHub, AngelList & CrunchBase
Dosi.io is a new Chrome extension that builds a better dossier at the top of LinkedIn profiles where it helps you determine who’s worth your time. Once installed, LinkedIn stalking gets a lot mo...
10:27 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon Gets Hacked: Man Takes Stage And Uses His 60 Seconds To Disrupt Capitalism
When you’re a hacker waiting to take the Disrupt Hackathon stage, you’re probably just making sure that your project actually works. One gentleman decided to scrap his project completely a...
10:18 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Kar Nanny Helps You Track Your Kids And Cheating Spouse Using GM's App Platform
One hack from our Disrupt NY Hackathon, called Kar Nanny, seeks to let users see where their kids are driving and get notifications if they're being unsafe. Or you can see where your spouse is. Or, if...
10:14 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Gftr Wants To Stop Wasting Birthdays With Social Network Crowdsourced Gifts
My calendar is mostly filled with Facebook birthdays, these days, and at best those notifications will prompt me to post on someone's wall once a year. Gftr, a project from TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013'...
10:11 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Scaffold Wants To Bring Financial Advice To The People Who Need It Most
Financial advisory services often aren't targeted at the people at the lower end of the economic spectrum -- and arguably, those are the folks who really need money advice the most.That's where Scaffo...
10:01 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Hack Team's Voice-Guided Learn To Drive App Makes Learning With Mom & Dad Less Domestically Disruptive
Jared Zoneraich and Nick Joseph are two high school students who've spent the night here at the Disrupt NY 2013 Hackathon coding an in-car app for learner drivers using GM's API. The pair got a great ...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook And The Sudden Wake Up About The API Economy
What a two weeks it’s been. Something happened that has been simmering for a while. The API market exploded. Intel bought Mashery for more than $180 million and CA acquired Layer 7. 3Scale recei...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Iterations: How Six Technology Investors Size Up The Google Glass Opportunity
People wont stop talking about Google Glass, and rightfully so. Ever since the epic parachute-hangout demo, the Valley has been buzzing about the future coming of what is arguably one of the biggest p...
08:55 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch NewsRel Uses Machine Learning To Summarize News Stories And Put Them On A Map
After 24 hours of staring at their screens, the teams that participated in ourDisrupt NY 2013Hackathonhave now finished their projectsand are currently presenting them onstage. With more than 160 hack...
08:53 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Bar Power Is A Nightlife App To Help You Be Less Of A Jerk At Bars
Once you’ve had a few drinks at a bar it’s easy to let loose and blow off steam. Unfortunately, while you’re having fun, you could end up annoying others around you, namely the staff...
08:48 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Created By Newbie Coders & Others, Espace Connects Meetup Organizers And Venue Owners
Some of the creators of TechCrunch Disrupt NY hackathon project Espace are still learning to code, and this was the perfect event at which to hone their skills. The six-person team designed a site thi...
08:43 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch From The Hackathon, HangoutLater Helps Find A Good Central Location To Hang Out Later
After 24 hours of hard work at the Disrupt NY Hackathon, Michael Kolodny, Jingen Lin and Ricardo Falletti demoed us HangoutLater, a nifty hack built on top of the Foursquare API. When you check in and...
08:21 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Leap Motion Hack Brings A Facebook Home Experience To The Desktop
One of the hacks at Disrupt NY's Hackathon this year employed hardware startup Leap Motion's new 3D gesture controller, which unfortunately just ran into a delay. Leap Motion's issues aside, this proj...
08:18 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch HackSpaces Is A Cloud-Based Management Tool For Co-Working Spaces
HackSpaces is designed as a platform that can be used to keep track of payments, seats, and conference rooms. The scheduler replaces whiteboards currently used by some co-working spaces, and allows us...
08:09 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Rendezvous Connects You With Nearby Folks Who Share Your Interests, Keeps Track Of Who You've Met
Rendezvous is an upcoming mobile application built at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 hackathon by San Francisco developer Taran Gill and designer Mehtab Bajawa. The app intends to connect you with oth...
07:08 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Watch The Disrupt NY 2013 Hackathon Presentations Live
Disrupt NY 2013's Hackathon took place over roughly the last 24 hours, and now the teams are ready to present. Watch along as we live stream all 164 hacks built during the event, each of which gets ju...
05:15 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Watch A House Of Cards Spoof With Kevin Spacey And Obama Make A Buzzfeed Pot Joke
Netflix’s House of Cards took center stage at the annual White House Correspondence Dinner, with an official spoof about the back room jockeying over seat assignments at the coveted press dinner...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: The Scientism Delusion
While it makes game makers often feel better, the idea that designing games is a science is largely a delusion. The industry often thinks of itself in those terms, and self-reinforces the notion that ...
02:48 pm GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Beyond The Box Launches A TweetDeck For Sports To Bring Realtime News And Analysis To Your iPad
Like many avid sports fans, Shailo Rao, Sagar Savant and Vam Makam are well-familiar with how frustrating it can be to find quality, relevant sports content -- especially on Twitter and other social m...
10:30 am GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Wonderville Launches An Interactive Content Library And Virtual Classroom Network For Kids
Last July, a group of veteran executives from eToys, eBay, Sesame Street, Discovery and Disney unveiled their ambitious plan to create a souped-up Khan Academy for kids. But rather than a straightforw...
10:25 am GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Saturday Night At The Disrupt NY Hackathon Includes Pizza, Beer, And Dodgeball
It's after 1am on a Saturday night in Manhattan, and there are still hundreds of people at our Disrupt NY Hackathon. The dedication of the attendees trying to build a cool product in less than 24 hour...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: Fund These Undies
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....
03:44 am GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Disrupt NY 2013 Hackathon Team Wants To Build A WebRTC-Based Pandora For Exercise
The Disrupt NY 2013 Hackathon has been underway for a few hours now and we’re already seeing a bunch of cool projects. Team Geem is building what it calls a “Pandora for Exercise.” T...
03:26 am GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Some Hackers And Their Promising Projects At The Disrupt NY Hackathon
It's only been about six hours since our Disrupt NY Hackathon officially began, and we're starting to see our intrepid hackers hit their stride. Granted, some of them are a little farther along than o...
03:04 am GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Skip Google+ Sharing And Tweet Photos Directly From Google Glass With GlassTweet
We’re on the ground in New York City at the Disrupt Hackathon and there are a lot of interesting things being created. Since I’m walking around wearing Google Glass, I’ve obviously b...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch The Best Eyeglasses At The Hackathon
We decided to feature nerd fashion at this year's hackathon at Disrupt NY, and what better statement is there these days than eyeglasses? Obligatory Google Glass sighting aside, these hackers definite...
02:44 am GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Sees Increase In Parse Signups, Tells Developers No Plans To Change How App Data Is Used
Despite developers grumbling that they would ditch Parse's mobile app backend service now that it's been bought by Facebook, Parse CEO Illya Suhkar tells me signups spiked 9.4x and fewer clients are l...
02:39 am GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch From Idea To Development, A Few Hours In At The TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon
The hacking has begun. As I write this, participants of the Disrupt NY Hackathon have been working for about six hours on what they are going to show us onstage tomorrow. We talked with a few of them ...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Galaxy S4s Mixed Reviews, Betaworks Buys Instapaper, Valleywag's Comeback
Live from New York it’s CrunchWeek, the weekly show where a few of us writers gather ’round the TechCrunch TV cameras and chitchat about a few of the most interesting stories from the past...
12:36 am GMT - Sun, April 28, 2013
Techcrunch Draw Something With Strangers On A Train: Disrupt NY 2013 Hackathon Duo Building Visual Ice-Breaker App For Galaxy Note
The Disrupt NY 2013 Hackathon has kicked off and here's one of the new hack team pairings hoping to claim tomorrow's prize after a long night of coding. Michal Shaffer, left, from New York and Peter M...
11:55 pm GMT - Sat, April 27, 2013
Techcrunch NY Disrupt Hackathon Hardware Find: Robots!
The floor at Disrupt's NY Hackathon is filled mostly with people working on software projects, but there were also some interesting hardware endeavors underway. One in particular caught my eye: a robo...
11:01 pm GMT - Sat, April 27, 2013
Techcrunch The TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon Is On And Poppin'
And so it begins. Another season has come and gone, and with it comes yet another TechCrunch Disrupt NY, complete with Hackathon. Sure, Disrupt doesn't technically start until Monday, but the Hackatho...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 27, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Watertown
The Gillmor Gang Danny Sullivan, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor note the intersection of social and mainstream medias as the events in Boston unfolded in real time. What ha...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 27, 2013
Techcrunch Synergist Founder Hopes To Raise $25K Using The Company's Own Crowdfunding Platform
Sites like Kickstarter have been used to crowdfund a wide range of projects, but I don't think they've ever done what Synergist is attempting today they've never crowdfunded themselves.The site was f...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 27, 2013
Techcrunch Economies Of Scale As A Service
Credit where it's definitely due: this post was inspired by a Twitter conversation with Box CEO Aaron Levie.Don't look now, but something remarkable is happening.Instagram had twelve employees when it...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 27, 2013
Techcrunch Building A Culture That Works: The CEO As The Cultural Epicenter
Editor's note: Peter Levine is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz.As a former CEO and senior executive, there was a time when I did not quite understand the profound impact a CEO has on the culture of a...
05:37 am GMT - Sat, April 27, 2013
Techcrunch StackMob Builds Parse App Importer For Refugee Developers Fleeing Facebook's New Acquisition
Some developers got very angry and threatened to leavemobile app backend platform Parsewhen it was bought by Facebook yesterday. Hoping to capitalize, competitor StackMob has since released a Parse mi...
02:03 am GMT - Sat, April 27, 2013
Techcrunch Suitey Is A Software Powered Real Estate Brokerage For New York City Apartments And Homes
At first sight, Suitey looks like nothing more than a run-of-the-mill real estate website. But while sites like Trulia and Zillow merely provide a listing of available properties from a large assortme...
01:53 am GMT - Sat, April 27, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung May Launch A Rugged Galaxy S4 This Summer, Could Counter New Moto Phones
Samsung is working on a dust-proof and water-proof Galaxy S4, which will essentially resemble the S4 but with environmental superpowers, says the Wall Street Journal. The paper also reported that Sams...
01:45 am GMT - Sat, April 27, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: NEA's Pete Sonsini On The Next Disruptive Startup In The Enterprise
This week, NEA's Pete Sonsini joined us in the studio for Ask A VC.Sonsini joined NEA in 2005 and is the co-head of the firm's enterprise software practice group, focusing on early-stage investments i...
01:31 am GMT - Sat, April 27, 2013
Techcrunch More Google Glass Specs Revealed As Android Tinkerers Look For Ways To Root It
Google felt it appropriate to highlight some of Glass' specs earlier this week, but there's much more to the company's wearable display than just the 5 megapixel camera and its 16GB of internal storag...
01:22 am GMT - Sat, April 27, 2013
Techcrunch After Eight Years On Facebook's Board, Jim Breyer Exits To Focus On His New Harvard Board Seat
Venture capitalist Jim Breyer is giving up his seat on Facebook's board in June, which he's held since April 2005. The split is amicable, and stems from his desire to concentrate on his new board seat...
01:17 am GMT - Sat, April 27, 2013
Techcrunch Monaeo Tracks Company Employees For Location Based Tax Information To Prevent Needless Auditing
According to Anupam Singhal, cofounder of Monaeo, two out of three Fortune 500 companies get audited every year. And although there are surely several companies that get audited simply because they we...
12:30 am GMT - Sat, April 27, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: The Q10 Vs. The One And The Fitbit Flex
This week on the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast we talk about the Blackberry Q10, The HTC One, and the Fitbit Flex. This time we're joined by Matt Burns, Darrell Etherington, Chris Velazco, and a tiny thi...
12:02 am GMT - Sat, April 27, 2013
Techcrunch Swifto Raises $2.5M From Benchmark To Be The Uber For Dog Walking
Swifto, a startup that wants to be the Uber for dog walking, has raised $2.5 million from Benchmark Capital. We're told that the funding round previously closed but the startup didn't want to announce...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch The Tesla Model S' Battery Is Now Covered By A Nearly Unconditional Warranty
Without proper care batteries can wither and die like a delicate tulip roasting in the bright sun from an unseasonably warm spring day -- a fact made exponentially worse when the battery in your $60k ...
11:21 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch AOL Is Shutting Down AOL Music And Spinner, Plus Firing The Staff Who Are Live-Tweeting The Bloodbath
While there's still few details and no official announcement, AOL is shutting down its AOL Music properties including news site Spinner and is firing all the employees, according to tweets from the of...
11:21 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch AOL Is Shutting Down AOL Music And Firing Staff Who Are Live-Tweeting The Bloodbath
While there's still few details and no official announcement, AOL is shutting down its AOL Music news properties and is firing their employees, according to tweets from the official AOL Music site Spi...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch GateGuru Relaunches With New Ways To Streamline Your Travel Experience
Founded by Dan Gellert and Jeff Arena, Time Warner Ventures and Yahoo! alums respectively, GateGuru is second behind TripIt in terms of users and downloads. The app helps you build itineraries with si...
10:23 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch A User's Guide To Disrupt NY 2013
Disrupt is two days away... and we've put together an array of awesomeness with our partners to make your event experience better....
10:20 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Neal Mohan On The Keys To Bringing Brand Advertisers Online
Neal Mohan, Google's vice president of display advertising, said that his "top priority" for 2013 is bring brand advertising online in a big way.I interviewed Mohan as part of the preparation for our ...
10:04 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Even After Hacks And Bombings, Privacy Advocates Have Big Week In Congress
In light of the AP’shigh-profile Twitter hacking and a vicious domestic bombing, Americans have not let fear derail privacy legislation. Just this week, the Senate advanced an anti-email snoopin...
10:03 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch These Guys Are Selling Their Private Photo-Sharing App Divvy From The Back Of A VW Bus
Bootstrapping founders, Jeremy Greenfield and Keyvon Olomi, have taken a non-traditional route to marketing their new photo aggregation and sharing application, Divvy. They’ve hopped into a 1973...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Designer Builds 3D-Printed Headphones That Use No Manufactured Parts
If the whole of human knowledge were to be wiped out tomorrow, how would you recreate the consumer electronics industry so you can jam out to some rockin' tunes? Why you'd build these unique 3D-printe...
09:26 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Tumblr's David Karp Gets Down To Business At TechCrunch Disrupt NY
Ch - ch - ch- changes! The six-year-old media startup Tumblr is going through quite a few right now, namely focusing onprofitability versus growthin its product efforts -- enabling a promoted post fea...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Travel Startup AnyRoad Tries To Provide Anything But Your Typical Travel Tour
Two years ago, I had a terrible experience at the Great Wall when I visited its most popular corridor in Badaling. Trapped between tens of thousands of local tourists for miles upon miles one scorchin...
08:15 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Eric Schmidt Is Right, Using Google Glass Is Weird - Here's My Experience
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has said he finds having to talk to Google Glass out loud to control the interface "the weirdest thing" and that there are gong to the "places where Google Glass are inapp...
08:07 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Led LivingSocial's Last Round With A $56M Investment; Daily Deals Site Had A Net Loss Of $50M This Past Quarter
Daily deals company LivingSocial continues to face challenges in the market. In the last quarter it posted sales of $135 million, up 23% on a year ago, but it also swung to a net loss of $50 million, ...
08:04 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Compassion Researcher Helps Facebook's Apps Get Emotional With Animated Stickers
Charles Darwin's Galapagos Finches and his book "The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals" are the inspirations for Facebook's first animated sticker pack, which begins rolling out today to C...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch As It Focuses On Content ID And Monetization, ZEFR Signs UMG, Sony Music, Ultra Music, And NASCAR
Its been about nine months since Movieclips rebranded as ZEFR to provide content ID and monetization tools to publishers distributing or claiming their content on YouTube. Today, the startup is announ...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Conscious Company, A Birchbox For Eco-Friendly Products, Raises $400K Seed Round Led By Birchmere Ventures
Conscious Company, a Portland, OR-based retail startup that lets its users subscribe to variety of different sample boxes it delivers once per month, just announced that it has closed a $400,000 seed ...
07:54 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Allen And Company's Nancy Peretsman And Kleiner Perkins' Chi-Hua Chen Are Ready To Disrupt
We're delighted to have Allen and Company Managing Director Nancy Peretsman and Kleiner Perkins Chi Hua Chen lend their judging expertise to our TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield competition. One of the ...
07:54 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Allen & Company's Nancy Peretsman And Kleiner Perkins' Chi-Hua Chien Are Ready To Disrupt
We're delighted to have Allen and Company Managing Director Nancy Peretsman and Kleiner Perkins Chi Hua Chien lend their judging expertise to our TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield competition. One of the...
07:47 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Skype For BlackBerry 10 Arrives, But It's A World Of Hurt
Skype hasofficially announced the availability of its BlackBerry 10 app, out initially for Q10 devices, which means not many people will have access to it, since the Q10 doesn’t ship until the b...
07:29 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Meet The Top Five Startups From ERA's Latest New York Demo Day
Another year has come and gone, and with it a brand new class of Entrepreneur Roundtable Accelerator graduates. At demo day today, we saw ten companies launch out of development and into the public ey...
06:56 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch The MTM Rad' Watch Can Be Helpful In Fallout-Like Situations
Whether you're fighting mutant cyborg dogs in a hellish, post-apocalyptic wasteland or, more likely, dealing with potentially radioactive substances on a daily basis, the MTM 'Rad' watch may be the wr...
06:17 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Wavii Confirms Google Buy, Shuts Down Its Service To Make Natural Language Products For The Search Giant
Wavii, the natural language technology startup, has updated its home page, and its previously-monochromatic logo, to officially confirm that it has been acquired by Google -- a deal that we noted earl...
06:12 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Life360, A Family Networking App With More Users Than Foursquare, Is Now Headed For Cars, Smart Home Systems
Foursquare recently announced it has grown to 33 million users, but another, albeit older, location-based app called Life360 just crossed a milestone of its own: 34 million users. Yes, this family loc...
05:35 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Google Crashes Facebook Home's Easy Updating Party, Now Requires All Play Apps To Be Updated Through The Play Store
Android apps are no longer allowed to push updates, even beta updates, without going through the Play Store — this includes Facebook Home. This change abruptly closes a loophole previously utili...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Blink, A New App For Ephemeral Text And Photo Messaging, Arrives On iPhone
Blink, a new mobile application for ephemeral messaging, is debuting today on the Apple App Store allowing users to text, plus share photos, and soon videos, with other friends as well as with groups....
03:46 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch As Smartphones Reach A Global Tipping Point, Leader Samsung Ships 71M Devices In Q1, Nearly 2X As Many As Apple
IDC is the first of the big analyst companies to come out with quarterly mobile device shipment numbers that indicate Q1 as the first quarter where smartphones have outnumbered more basic feature phon...
03:46 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch As Smartphones Reach A Global Tipping Point, Leader Samsung Shipped 71M Devices In Q1, Nearly 2X As Many As Apple
IDC is the first of the big analyst companies to come out with quarterly mobile device shipment numbers that indicate Q1 as the first quarter where smartphones have outnumbered more basic feature phon...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch European M-Payments Startup SumUp Partners With Revel Systems, An iPad POS Provider, For Its Push Into Europe
SumUp, one of the many European mobile card reader startups targeting small businesses -- and taking advantage of Squares continued absence to acquire users and build out a business -- has taken anoth...
10:49 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Hon Hai Looks Toward Indonesia's Promising Economy As Apple's Growth Slows
Hon Hai is planning to diversify its business away from producing Apple devices by signing an agreement with Indonesia to make and sell handsets in that country, reports Reuters. A Hon Hai spokesman s...
05:05 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Baidu's 1Q Earnings Of $328.9M Misses Analysts' Estimates As Its R&D Costs Soar
Baidu posted double-digit percentage revenue growth in 1Q2013--but its earnings still missed analysts' expectations as the Chinese search giant's costs soared....
04:59 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Backed By Travel Veterans, Superfly Launches A Mailbox For Travel As It Shifts From Metasearch Into Big Data
Superfly launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF in 2010 with plans to become the Mint.com of travel, or more specifically, for your rewards and frequent flier miles and travel spending. Following Kayak's l...
03:59 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Parse Isn't An OS, But It Is Facebook's Answer To Android And iOS
Facebook doesn't own a mobile operating system, and that's a problem. Developers don't need Facebook to build apps, and it doesn't get a 30% cut of payments. But today Facebook acquired Parse, and whi...
03:24 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch New Boundary App For Splunk Predicts Root Cause Of App Brownouts
Boundary‘s application performance monitoring technology is now integrated into Splunk‘s enterprise platform, providing a window into apps that increasingly are distributed across cloud an...
02:52 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Classic Note For iOS Is Bringing Blocky Back
In case you can't wait for Jony Ive to give iOS a complete revamp, there's Classic Note, an app that will bring back a bit of the Woz-Jobs magic in fully 128K glory. The app includes a note taker and ...
02:44 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Settles With PeopleBrowsr, Gives The Company Firehose Access Until The End Of The Year
The saga of PeopleBrowsr vs. Twitter appears to have come to a close, AllThingsD reports. Last November, PeopleBrowsr took Twitter to court after the company had informed them that they’d be los...
02:12 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Here's EA's Internal Memo On The Layoffs Today
EA, the game maker in the midst of a big transition from the console era of gaming to the free-to-play world, confirmed widespread reports of layoffs today. The company did not disclose the size of th...
02:02 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch The New York Times Releases Its Headline-Reading Google Glass App
Google's ambitious Glass display is still a ways off from its public release, but it looks like those newly-minted Glass Explorers now have something else to do besides taking first-person photos. The...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Digg Owner Betaworks Buys Instapaper To Go Big On Social Reading And Discovery
Last summer, New York-based hybrid investor/incubator/holding company thing Betaworks acquired social news site Digg and relaunched it soon after, hoping to bring back some of its mojo in the process....
01:32 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest Tweaks Its New Look, Improves Search And Brings Features Like Pinned From And Mentions Back
While Pinterest is still rolling out its brand new look to users, it decided to listen to some feedback along the way and make some tweaks. Since the site relies heavily, or completely, on its users p...
01:18 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch This Hublot LaFerrari Watch Looks Perfect For Cobra Commander
While I'm not a big fan of ostentatious watches that cost too much and are aimed at buyers with more money than sense (in short, most of the Hublot line) I will give this odd-looking watch a moment of...
01:08 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Take An Early Look At Routehappy, The Travel Site That Highlights The Flights You'll Actually Enjoy
Routehappy is about to launch a new way for travelers to search for flights and TechCrunch readers can actually take a look now.The idea, as explained to me by co-founder and CEO Robert Albert, is to...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Buys Parse To Offer Mobile Development Tools As Its First Paid B2B Service
Facebook has just acquired Parse, marking its entry into a whole new business category: paid tools and services for developing mobile apps.The company is buying the mobile-backend-as-a-service startup...
12:56 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Group Led By Google Wants More Speed On The Web, Releases Nginx PageSpeed Module In Beta
Google really cares about the web being faster. In 2010 it led a group of contributors in releasing a module for Apache web servers called PageSpeed. Today, the same group has released a version for N...
12:54 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch The Ultra Motors A2B Metro Electric Bike Is A City Commuter's Dreamcycle
As a man who spends most of his time in his attic, it's nice to hit the open roads, feel a little wind in your hair, and run over crack vials as you motor through downtown Manhattan. That's exactly wh...
12:54 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch The Hero Eco A2B Metro Electric Bike Is A City Commuter's Dreamcycle
As a man who spends most of his time in his attic, it's nice to hit the open roads, feel a little wind in your hair, and run over crack vials as you motor through downtown Manhattan. That's exactly wh...
12:30 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Actian Buys Amazon-Funded ParAccel As April Buying Spree Continues
Actian is on a buying spree. The big data management company announced today the acquisition of ParAccel, the data analytics company that has $64 million in funding from Amazon and other investors. Ea...
12:15 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Mailbox Is Working On An iPad App, With Desktop And Android Clients On The Roadmap
Given the fairly nutballs hype surrounding the launch of Mailbox for iPhone (and its crazy queues), you could probably assume that they'd bring the app to other devices and platforms and you'd be rig...
12:11 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Just Beats Estimates As Q1 Sales Rise 22 Percent To $16B, EPS Soars, But Net Income Down 37 Percent To $82M
Today, Amazon continued the trend, still finding itself in a bit of a hangover after missing expectations in Q4. The eCommerce giant reported earnings from Q1 after the market closed this afternoon, i...
12:11 am GMT - Fri, April 26, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Just Beats Estimates As Q1 Sales Rise 22 Percent To $16B, While Net Income Drops 37 Percent To $82M
Today, Amazon continued the trend, still finding itself in a bit of a hangover after missing expectations in Q4. The eCommerce giant reported earnings from Q1 after the market closed this afternoon, i...
11:56 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Leap Motion Controller Ship Date Delayed Until July 22, Due To A Need For A Larger, Longer Beta Test
Leap Motion has just announced that its 3D gesture controller hardware ship date will be delayed, from May 13 for pre-orders and May 19 for general retail availability to July 27. The delay was caused...
11:54 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Toronto-Based Accelerator Extreme Startups Introduces Its Third Class
Its been more than a year since Toronto-based Extreme Startups raised funding and launched its Accelerator program. Now its ready to introduce the third group of five companies to have gone through th...
11:51 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Chartbeat's New Dashboard Plugs Publishers' Video Data Into Their Real-Time Analytics
Chartbeat is launching what CEO Tony Haile told me has been the big "missing piece" from its real-time analytics product for publishers a video dashboard."And not just missing for us, but largely a m...
11:48 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Vox Media's Jim Bankoff To Talk The Business Of High-Quality Media At Disrupt NY
After a long decade of media destruction, no one in the industry was surprised to see “Reporter (Newspaper)” ranked as the worst job of 2013. But, life is starting to look better for some ...
11:31 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Buffer Scheduling Service Now Making Over $100K In Monthly Revenue, With 600K Users Sending 5M Updates Per Month
Social network scheduling startup Buffer continues to grow, and is now on track to make over $1 million in annual revenue with over $100,000 coming in from clients per month. The company now has over ...
11:11 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Datalogix Raises $25M To Pump Juicy Offline Purchase Data Into Google And Facebook
Datalogix's offline purchase data is the not-so-secret weapon giant publishers use to target their ads, and measure if they boost consumer spending. Businesses like Facebook are becoming dependent on ...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch SecondMarket Confirms Layoffs To Have Leaner Cost Structure, Become Break-Even
SecondMarket’s CEO Barry Silbert just confirmed that the company had layoffs this morning. From a tipster, we had heard it was as much as one-third of the company’s headcount but SecondMar...
10:27 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch MTA And Transit Wireless Expands Coverage To 30 NYC Underground Subway Stations
At last. Starting today, the MTA is switching on wireless and cellular connectivity in 30 underground subway stations around Manhattan, and the fledgling network will expand to all 277 of the MTAs sub...
10:24 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Quora Snags John Hegeman From Facebook To Lead Its Engineering Efforts
We've just gotten word that Facebook's Director of Engineering for Ads, John Hegeman, will be moving to Quora to lead the Quora engineering team. While I haven't received direct confirmation from eith...
10:19 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Google Brings Its New And Improved File Viewer For MS Office Documents To Chrome Beta
If you regularly need to open Microsoft Office document in the browser, Google now offers you a new Chrome extension that renders Word, Excel and PowerPoint files directly in the browser. Currently, t...
10:18 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Stuck In A Rut? SpotOn.it Looks At Your Calendar And Makes Smart Activity Recommendations
There are definitely times where I feel like my social life has gotten a bit ... not monotonous, but tied to a familiar pattern of bookstores, movie theaters, bars, and karaoke bars. That's why I'm ch...
10:17 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Actually Updates Twitter For Mac, Adds Retina Support And 14 New Languages
Twitter for Mac has long languished, not seeing an update since 2011, but Twitter just pushed out a new one that brings Retina display support to the official client, as well as a revised interface fo...
09:44 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Quietly Shuts Down Bing Deals, Launches Bing Offers As A Replacement
The daily deals hype around Groupon, LivingSocial and all of their clones has markedly cooled down over the last few months, but that isn’t stopping Microsoft from launching Bing Offers, a new l...
09:44 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Actually Updates Twitter For Mac, Adds Retina Support And 14 New Languages
Twitter for Mac has long languished, not seeing an update since 2011, but Twitter just pushed out a new one that brings Retina display support to the official client, as well as a revised interface fo...
09:39 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch The New Laugh Track? ABC News' Social Soundtracker App Translates User Sentiment Into Sound
There have been many attempts to integrate social media conversations with live TV, often through a "second screen" experience (basically, a smartphone app). But ABC News just announced something that...
09:36 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Google Glass Easter Egg Introduces You To The Entire Team In A Panoramic Image Controlled By Your Head's Movement
As more developers are receiving their pair of Google Glass, the tinkering with the device is heating up. One developer found a very interesting easter egg within Glass itself, which introduces you to...
09:26 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch First Hands-On With The Incident Tech gTar
I was lucky enough to get Incident Tech's new gTar, a MIDI/DSP-based guitar that is perfect for both teaching and composition. The guitar, with the current software and feature set, isn't quite the sh...
09:20 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Square Hires Former Google SMB Of Global Sales and Operations, Francoise Brougher, As Business Lead
Square has announced the hiring of a new Business Lead, Francoise Brougher, and she comes straight from spending eight years at Google. For the past three years, Brougher held the title of SMB Global ...
09:05 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Tickets For Apple's WWDC 2013 Sell Out In Under 2 Minutes, Compared To 2 Hours In 2012
Tickets for Apple's annual Worldwide Developer's Conference went on sale today at 10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern, and as expected, sold out in record time, at just under 2 minutes. Tickets for the develo...
09:05 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch SV Angel Says Health Informatics Is One Of Its New Megatrends
SV Angel, one of the Valley’s best-known early-stage firms, says it’s starting to look heavily at health startups that take a “software-first approach” towards human biology, m...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch In The Studio, MicroVentures' Tim Sullivan Crowdfunds Retail Angel Investments In Startups
"In The Studio" ends April by welcoming Tim Sullivan, the CEO of MicroVentures, a San Francisco-based crowdfunding venture firm that connects retail angel investors with startups. While the venture in...
08:42 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch BancBox Launches First' Automatic Escrow Service Aimed At Crowd Funding Platforms
Back in June last year BancBox, a payment services platform similar to Stripe, went further with a platform allowing developers to build a lot of different payment services. As cofounder Sanj Goyle cl...
08:20 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Google Adds Google+ Profile Pictures, One-Click Chat And Anonymous Animals To Drive
Google keeps integrating Google+ deeper into all of its products and today it’s Drive’s turn. When you open a file in Drive, you will now see the Google+ profile pictures of othe...
08:14 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Contactually Puts Its SME Contacts Platform On Steroids' With Major New Update
You're familiar with the scenario of not being able to keeping up with some of your best contacts because there are probably now plenty of them? Small businesses have that same problem, and they aren'...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Disrupt Alum Zumper Launches An iPhone App To Help Real Estate Professionals Create Apartment Listings On The Fly
Last fall, Disrupt Battlefield finalist Zumper promised to make finding an apartment in San Francisco and New York City not quite so painful. With a map-based interface and easy-to-use filters, the st...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Foundation: NationBuilder CEO Jim Gilliam on How to Build a Movement
In the newest episode of my Foundation video series, I talk with NationBuilder Founder and CEO Jim Gilliam, a two-time cancer survivor and activist. Jim discusses growing up in Silicon Valley, how he ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch 6Wunderkinder Debuts Wunderlist Pro, Paid Premium Subscriptions For Its Cross-Platform Productivity App
Wunderlist has been an to-do and GTD app staple since its launch back in 2010, but 6Wunderkinder, the company behind it, has always given away its products free of charge, free of advertising and avai...
07:47 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Barcelona Ignites As 3scale And Marfeel Secure Significant Venture Rounds
We've been saying for a few months now that Barcelona is shaping up to be an emerging new technology hub in Europe. The ingredients are there: great universities, a young population, affordable living...
07:28 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Fast-Growing Mobile Loyalty Platform Belly Goes Enterprise
Chicago-based loyalty platform Bellyis expanding into the enterprise with a rebuilt platform designed for corporate and multi-store businesses. The company, which began by focusing on the small-to-med...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Governments' Attempts To Censor Google Have Doubled Since 2011
Governments, even democracies, are not always fans of transparency. According to Google’s brand new transparency report, “government attempts to censor content on Google services has grown...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Earbits Brings Its Indie Music Discovery Service To Android
Earbits, a free music service where independent musicians and labels can pay to promote their work to fans, is launching its first mobile product today an Android app.It's been more than two years si...
06:12 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch H.Bloom Online Flower Delivery Service Launches An iPhone App For Every Flavor Of Gift Giving
H.Bloom, the same service that makes you look like a superhero by delivering floral arrangements to your work which you can then deliver to your lady friend like a boss, is today launching an iPhone a...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Flurry: U.S. App Audience Now Roughly Equal To Internet Users On Laptops & Desktops
While the time spent in apps may be starting to challenge television, mobile analytics firm Flurry examined today what it takes to reach a TV-sized audience on mobile, comparing U.S. app usage to trad...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch With HIPAA Compliance, Cloud Storage Platform Box Makes A Big Push Into Healthcare; Invests In Drchrono
Cloud storage company Box is making a big push into the healthcare sector today. Not only has Box received HIPAA compliance, but the company has announcing a new set of partners in the space, as well ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Aviary Turns Photo Filters And Stickers Into Ads, Partners With GapKids To Promote Diane Von Furstenberg Collection
Today, photo editing platform Aviary is unleashing the creative ad platform that it soft launched last week with GapKids. Coinciding with a wider campaign for Diane von Furstenberg’s collection ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Punky Brewster's New Family-Focused, Interactive Crafting Startup Moonfrye Raises $2.5M From GRP, Google Ventures And Others
Soleil Moon Frye (a.k.a. the actress that played Punky Brewster in the hit TV show from the Eighties) and former IAC exec Kara Nortman have raised new funding for Moonfrye, a startup aimed at bringing...
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch East London Tech City Startups To Get Access To Network Of 4G Hotspots In June
The Tech City high tech cluster in London's East End is getting an extra helping of high speed mobile connectivity from June. Carrier EE, which owns and operates the U.K.'s first and still only LTE/4G...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Social Video Startup Spreecast Launches An iPhone App And Mobile Web Streaming For iOS And Android
Video isn't just on the desktop anymore, as viewers increasingly find themselves watching on mobile phones and tablets. To meet that demand, social video startup Spreecast is now available on more dev...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch PresenceLearning Raises $8M To Connect Students With Speech And Occupational Therapists
PresenceLearning, a startup that helps connect students with special needs with online speech and occupational therapy services has raised $8 million in funding led by New Markets Venture Partners wit...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Turns Its Contacts Section Into A Personal Assistant, With Google, Yahoo, Evernote & Outlook Apps Integration And A Standalone iPhone App
Make way for another major update to the LinkedIn platform: today the company is relaunching its Contacts section as a smart contact management system that will let users link up and integrate connect...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Take A Drive' With Google Street View Using Leap Motion And Gesture Controls
A new project by Teehan+Lax, the Toronto-based design firm that helped created Ev Williams' Medium publishing platform, builds on its previous work with Hyperlapse to provide a way to navigate Go...
04:44 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Join TC In DC On Friday For Our White House Correspondents Dinner Weekend Party
As partygoers decend into DC for the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, TechCrunch wanted to remind the nation’s policy wonks of the startups that are keeping America on the cutting edge ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Reports Detail Amazon Appstore's Growing Influence, Revenue Potential
Amazon doesn’t share details on how well its Amazon Appstore apps sell, but according to mobile app analytics firm App Annie, the app marketplace is seeing growing traction among developers. The...
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Patents Built-In iPhone Remote Unlocker, Engine Starter And Parking Locator For Cars
The USPTO published a number of Apple patent applications Tuesday, including two related to automobiles (via AppleInsider). The car patents both describe systems that can be built into future iPhones,...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch PICT Gets $1.4M From Lowercase Capital, Forerunner Ventures And Others For Shoppable' Photo Tech
PICT, a San Francisco-based startup that has built a "shoppable photo" technology platform for brands and retailers that embeds smart watermarks into images, is emerging a bit out of stealth mode toda...
03:14 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Too Little, Too Late? ICOMP, Competitors Prepare To Fight Google's European Antitrust Settlement Offer
The European Commission today asked Google's competitors and others working in the Internet industry in the region for feedback on proposals made by Google to settle its years-long antitrust investiga...
02:57 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Smartphones & Tablets To Be Primary Screen For Gamers, Says Analyst, Powering 64BN+ Games Downloads By 2017 (3X 2012 Figure)
Games app downloads to smartphones and tablets are set to grow significantly over the next four years, according to a new report by analyst Juniper Research which projects there will be 64.1BN such do...
01:34 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Windows 8 Wins 7.4% Share Of Global Tablet OS Market In Q1 - Niche Portion Still Beats Windows Phone's Smartphone Share
Don't write off Microsoft's chances in mobile just yet. It may still be struggling to make itself count in the smartphone space but early signs are more promising for Windows plus tablets. Microsoft h...
01:07 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch WPP CEO Sorrell: Google Will Overtake News Corp As Our Largest Media Investment This Year Or Next
Martin Sorrell, the CEO of WPP, today laid out a stark picture of how significant a role digital is playing for the advertising giant. Speaking at the FT Digital Media Conference in London today, he s...
12:40 pm GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Nutrino Is A Virtual Nutritionist For iOS
Today, Nutrino sees its official launch with a virtual nutritionist app for iOS that provides personalised meal recommendations based on a user's profile, goals, habits and taste. It also includes a g...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Learndot Officially Opens To The Public To Let Any Business Build Its Own Corporate University In The Cloud
Matygo emerged out of Vancouver's GrowLab accelerator in late 2011 to take advantage of the growing popularity of the "flipped classroom" philosophy in education, which, as Knewton describes it, seeks...
10:37 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Baidu's Video Site iQiyi Reportedly Buys PPStream To Intensify Rivalry With Youku Tudou
Shanghai-based video streaming platform PPStream has reportedly (link via Google Translate) been purchased by iQiyi, the online video unit of Internet search giant Baidu, for around $350 million to $4...
08:48 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Verizon Reportedly Preparing $100B Bid For Vodafone's Verizon Wireless Stake
Verizon Communications is preparing a $100 billion cash and stock bid to take full control of Verizon Wireless from Vodafone Group, reports Reuters. Verizon's board is expected to discuss the potentia...
08:28 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch @BillClinton Officially Joins Twitter, Ditches @PrezBillyJeff
The 42nd President of the United States and the man with the most endearing lip bite in the world, William Jefferson Clinton, has officially jumped into the 21st century by joining Twitter. The Prez h...
07:22 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Marc Andreessen Speaks At She++ Conference [Video]
Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, spoke at the she++ conference last Saturday, discussing women in tech, his favorite new technology, and his thoughts o...
07:06 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch After Launching #Music, Kevin Thau Becomes Latest Employee To Leave Twitter For Biz Stone's Jelly
Less than one week after Twitter Music's launch, Kevin Thau, the man responsible for the standalone app, is leaving the company to become COO of Jelly, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone's mysterious, mobil...
05:39 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Soluto Brings Web-Based PC Management To Small Business, Ranks The Best Windows Laptops For SMBs (It's A Mac)
Over the last few years, Israeli IT startup Soluto has morphed from simply being PC software that helps users run diagnostics on their hard drives, to a web-based platform that aims to turn you into a...
05:22 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Taking A Spin With Joyride, Which Aims To Liven Up Your Commute With Its Android App
Last month, a startup called Joyride came out of stealth mode and announced that it has raised $1 million in funding. Since the company is building a platform for creating entertaining drivetime exper...
03:55 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch BlackJet, The Uber Of Private Jets, Releases Its iPhone App
Want to book a private jet but are away from your keyboard? No worries! BlackJet's got you covered! The startup, which hopes to make non-commercial flights more efficient and less expensive for the hi...
03:52 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook No Longer Forces You To Tell Friends When You Claim An Offer
Facebook's gotten into trouble over the years for auto-sharing ecommerce activity. Determined to avoid another Beacon fiasco or scare people away from offers they don't want to tell friends about, Fac...
03:52 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Stops Forcing You To Tell Friends When You Claim An Offer
Facebook's gotten into trouble over the years for auto-sharing e-commerce activity. Determined to avoid another Beacon fiasco or scare people away from offers they don't want to tell friends about, Fa...
03:36 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Google Tests Search Without Instant Previews, Moves Sharing Tool, Cached And Similar Pages To New Drop-Down Menu
Back in 2010, Google launched Instant Preview to provide users with a quick way to get a graphic preview of a webpage before you click on the actual link. Now, as first spotted by Alex Chitu from the ...
03:36 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Google Tests Search Without Instant Previews, Moves Sharing Tool, Cached And Similar Pages To New Drop-Down Menu (Updated)
Back in 2010, Google launched Instant Preview to provide users with a quick way to get a graphic preview of a webpage before you click on the actual link. Now, as first spotted by Alex Chitu from the ...
03:14 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Dropcam Updates iOS Apps With Location Based Control And Time Scheduling
Dropcam is updating their iOS apps today with two new features that their users have been clamoring for: location awareness and in-app time scheduling. ...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch After Raising $6.7M For Startups And Winning SEC Approval, AngelList Opens Up Investment Platform To More Companies
In December, AngelList, a service that matches early stage startups with investors; debuted the ability to allow accredited investors to actually invest in startups on the platform with as little as $...
02:56 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga Plans To Accelerate Its Launch Cycle, Says New Games Won't Offset Declines In Q2
Zynga hasn't been releasing as many new titles in recent months, but things are about to pick up again, executives said during ttodaye conference call discussing the company's first quarter earnings r...
02:04 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Photo Sharing App Pictorious Adds Branded Photo Challenges And Photo Showdown
Pictorious is a photo sharing startup that is faced with the unenviable task of crawling its way out of Instagrams gigantic shadow. Today theyre releasing a bevy of updates to their iOS app, which wil...
01:31 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Got A Problem. Search Ads Aren't Just For Search Engines Anymore
Search advertising became such a popular and lucrative juggernaut because it offered businesses the ability to reach and persuade people with true purchase intent. But now keyword targeting is availab...
12:51 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Japan Injects $20M Into Softbank Capital's Early-Stage Technology Fund '10
Today SoftBank Capital, the NY-based venture arm of Japan's largest wireless provider Softbank Corp., has strengthened its ties to Japan even further, announcing that Yahoo Japan will be injecting $20...
12:51 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo! Japan Injects $20M Into Softbank Capital's Early-Stage Technology Fund '10
Today SoftBank Capital, the NY-based venture arm of Japan's largest wireless provider Softbank Corp., has strengthened its ties to Japan even further, announcing that Yahoo Japan will be injecting $20...
12:40 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Foursquare's Dennis Crowley To Join Us At Disrupt NY
Only three days left to scoop up TechCrunch Disrupt NY tickets! You can get them here. And view our amazing speaker lineup here.Foursquare's Dennis Crowley has had a helluva April. The company just cl...
12:36 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix Spends $2B Per Year On Content, Primarily On Licensing Movies And TV Shows
Following up on their strong quarterly report earlier this week, Netflix has just released a big ol' mission statement document to their investor relations site, and it's jam packed with all sorts of ...
12:12 am GMT - Thu, April 25, 2013
Techcrunch Amid A Challenging Mobile Transition, Zynga's Revenues Decline 18% To $264M
Zyngas revenues for the first quarter of 2013 declined 18% year-over-year to $264 million as the company is in the midst of doing a big pivot onto mobile platforms. Last year, during the same quarter,...
11:49 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Just Sing It Raises $1M For Its iPhone Karaoke App, With Users Recording 500K Songs In Two Weeks
The makers of Just Sing It have announced that they raised $1 million in funding.I wrote about the app when it launched earlier this month. At the time, CEO Alec Andronikov told me that his vision is ...
11:05 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Flash Takes Another Step Towards Death As Unity Drops Support
Oh, Flash. Remember when there was still a little reason to believe that it wasn't a dying medium? When the angry Android masses swore up and down that the absence of Flash would be the death of iOS o...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Assured Labor Raises $5.5M To Find Jobs For Workers Across Latin America
Assured Labor, a New York, Mexico City and Sao Paulo-based startup that helps low- and middle-income workers across Latin America find jobs through their mobile phones, just closed $5.5 million in fun...
10:57 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Kids DIY Game Creation App TinyTap Heads To iPhone, Launches Its Own App Store
TinyTap, a Tel Aviv-based platform which allows children to create their own mobile games and "playable" books, is now expanding from the iPad to the iPhone, as it also launches its own social marketp...
10:42 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Heroku Launches Europe Region In Public Beta, Expects To Be Safe Harbor Certified Soon
Heroku, the popular cloud platform as a service company, today announced the public launch of its Europe region. Developers will now be able to deploy their services closer to their European customers...
10:31 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon In Your Living Room: Company Is Reportedly Launching Its Own TV Set-Top Box This Fall
According to a report from Bloomberg, e-commerce behemoth Amazon is preparing to launch a set-top box this fall, in hopes that you’ll consume all of your content through its spin on the now-comm...
10:05 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Want A Meeting With Tim Cook? You Can Win One For Charity
ChartityBuzz in conjunction with the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights is auctioning off a coffee break with Apple CEO Tim Cook at his Cupertino office, a prize valued at $50,000. ...
10:04 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Announcing The TC Disrupt NY Hackathon API Workshop Schedule, Prizes & More
Were now just a few days away from the Disrupt NY Hackathon this weekend, and weve got some exciting news to share. As well as scoring a free ticket to the main TechCrunch Disrupt NY conference, this ...
09:57 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Europe Crowns SoundCloud And SwiftKey Founders Its Startup Heroes
For the last few years Europe has been emerging as a powerful source of new global startups. Hell, why else would we be doing TechCrunch Disrupt in Berlin this year? And we've seen efforts to recognis...
09:47 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch GreenCupboards Acquires The Assets Of Ecomom, The E-Commerce Site Founded By The Late Jody Sherman
Ecomom, the Las Vegas-based e-commerce site for eco-friendly kids’ products founded by the late Jody Sherman, wound down its operations due to financial insolvency soon after Sherman’s dea...
09:23 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch GE Puts $105M Into Pivotal Labs, The New EMC And VMware Platform Initiative, But Here's What It Is Missing
GE is taking a 10 percent stake and investing $105 million in the Pivotal Initiative, the spin-out from EMC and VMware. GE will work with Pivotal on research and development with the aim of helping cu...
09:23 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch GE Puts $105M Into Pivotal, The New EMC And VMware Platform Initiative, But Here's What It Is Missing
GE is taking a 10 percent stake and investing $105 million in Pivotal,the spin-out from EMC and VMware. GE will work with Pivotal on research and development with the aim of helping customers develop ...
09:16 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 04.24.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Danny Sullivan, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 10am Pacific....
09:10 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Xbox To Reveal A New Generation Of Game Console May 21 At Microsoft's Redmond Campus
Microsoft has just sent out a round of invites to the press to attend a special event at its Redmond, Washington campus on May 21 at 10 AM PT. The event is associated with the hashtag #XboxReveal, and...
08:32 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Dead-pooling Gidsy Acquired By GetYourGuide In A Berlin Insiders Deal
Socialising the travel experience - in the way that Airbnb 'socialised' apartment rentals - has proved harder than expected. "Hot" Berlin-based startup Gidsy has spent almost two years touting its pee...
08:32 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Deadpooling Gidsy Acquired By GetYourGuide In A Berlin Insiders Deal
Socialising the travel experience - in the way that Airbnb 'socialised' apartment rentals - has proved harder than expected. "Hot" Berlin-based startup Gidsy has spent almost two years touting its pee...
08:04 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Thalmic Labs Shows Off MYO Development Process, Demos The Armband Controlling Tetris And A Sphero
Waterloo-based Thalmic Labs is working on getting the MYO armband into the waiting arms of pre-order customers, which now number well above the 25,000 announced in March, Thalmic told me, making up ov...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch PLAiR Adds AirPlay-Like Functionality To Any HDTV For $99, Now Available For Sale
PLAiR is a sub-$100, dolphin-shaped dongle for streaming online video to your TV screen, either from a computer or any mobile device. The idea is to enable anyone to experience AirPlay-like functional...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Videogram Launches iOS App And Platform To Give Publishers Better Video Thumbnails
The problem with most video apps is that they don't allow viewers to have much of a clue about what a video is actually like. Too often, video publishers pick a thumbnail that is misleading or only sh...
07:56 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Satellite Imagery Company Skybox Teams Up With MapBox For Analysis And Annotation Of Data
Google isn’t the only company working on mapping out the entire world with satellite imagery and detailed information about every nook and cranny in the universe. Two companies are teaming up to...
07:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch MetroPCS Finally Gets Shareholder Blessing For T-Mobile USA Merger
Things fell apart spectacularly the last time T-Mobile USA was tied up in a potential merger transaction, but it doesn't look like history will repeat itself this time around. According to a report fr...
07:25 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Verious Debuts An Alternative To Google Code Search With New Search And Recommendation Engine
Verious, the mobile component marketplace which launched out of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2011, is today debuting a new service which it calls a "code recommendation engine" for developers. The service ag...
07:03 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch MightyText, The iMessage for Android, Targets iCloud With New Cross-Device Photo And Video Sync
Today, our lives are spread across a growing array of digital devices, from smartphones and laptops to tablets and connected TVs. While each device tends to perform certain tasks better than others, a...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch BitTorrent's Latest Bid For More Content To Its Platform: Investment Via Its New Accelerator
BitTorrent, the once-notorious file sharing service that has been repositioning itself as a legit platform for those in digital media to distribute and collaborate on their content to 170 million user...
06:39 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch KALQ Is A New Split-Screen Keyboard Layout Designed To Speed Up Thumb Typing On Tablets & Big Phones
New keyboard layout KALQ is designed to speed up thumb typing on tablets and phablets. Its creators, from the University of St Andrews, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and Montana Tech, claim...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Tumblr Updates Its iOS App With More Sharing Features & GIFs That Actually Animate
Tumblr has updated its iOS application for iPhone and iPad with new sharing options and other features – a move which follows yesterday’s launch of Tumblr for Windows Phone. Unfortunately,...
06:24 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Betaworks-Backed Blend.io Lets Musicians Collaborate Without Ever Abandoning Ableton
We've heard musicians despair over the same issue for a while now: There's great music creation software out there, but nothing that makes it truly easy to collaborate with people who are far away in ...
06:08 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Workplace Collaboration Service Convo Releases Updated iOS App With Redesigned News Feed And Comment System
There are very few platforms that have are something that you use on a daily basis, let alone on a minute by minute basis. Team communication platform service, Convo, is one of those for us at TechCru...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Disrupt All The Disruption
There's a sign at the back entrance to the TechCrunch San Francisco office that reads, "I'm not delusional, I'm an entrepreneur." That sign has kept me (relatively) sane for almost three years now, as...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch TokBox Brings WebRTC To The Cloud, Enables Multi-Party Video Chats & SIP Interop
Telefonica’s TokBox announced a huge upgrade to its OpenTok on WebRTC service today. TokBox’s new cloud-based Mantis media distribution framework is designed to overcome some of WebRTCR...
05:51 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch All-In-One E-Commerce Solution FastSpring Takes Its First Outside Investment From Pylon Capital
Because sometimes it's the companies you don't hear about constantly. FastSpring, founded in 2005 as an all-in-one e-commerce solution for companies selling desktop software and downloadable games bef...
05:49 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Hearsay Social Brings Its Social Media Tools To Europe With New London Office
Hearsay Social, a Sequoia- and NEA-backed company that helps large organizations manage their social media presence across local branches and sales teams, is announcing that it has opened an office in...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Nine Months After Talking Up The Carrier Deal, FreedomPop Shows Off Its First Sprint-Friendly Hotspot
FreedomPop has been promising to bring mostly free 4G internet access to the masses for over a year now, but those ambitions have been hampered by partner Clearwire's spotty WiMax coverage -- there ar...
05:39 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Rebtel Takes On Twilio, Launches Free VoIP SDK For iOS And Android App Makers
Rebtel, a VoIP provider sometimes thought of as Sweden's (smaller) answer to Skype, today is releasing a new SDK that will let iOS and Android app developers embed Rebtel-based voice calls by way of a...
05:32 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Obama's Fmr. Chief Economic Advisor On Bitcoin's Usefulness: Hahahaha. ROTFL
Eighty-seven percent of the nation’s top economists think that the digital currency, Bitcoin, has “limited usefulness.”Given the growing popularity of the enigmatic currency, the Uni...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch With New Ad Units, Vibrant Media Comes To Smartphones And Tablets
Vibrant Media, which powers in-text ads and other contextual ad products, is going cross-platform today with the launch of a number of new units.Some of those ad units are entirely new to Vibrant's li...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Fool Me Twice, Shame On You: AP's Twitter Feed Has No Followers, Still Showing Hoaxed Tweet This Morning
We all make mistakes, but for the AP and Twitter to futz up a phishing attack so royally is an embarrassment. As you'll recall, the Associated Press' Twitter account was compromised due to a phishing ...
04:56 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Small Business Finance SaaS Provider Wave Launches Payroll App for iOS
Toronto-based Wave, the online finance software startup that has built a growing business around a freemium model of cloud-based accounting, is launching its new iOS payroll application today. The too...
04:33 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch WWDC 2013 Tickets On Sale April 25 At 10AM PT, Runs June 10-14
Apple has just released the official announcement for its 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference. Every year, it releases tickets for the developer-focused event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, ...
04:27 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch LightSpeed Launches The StoreMaster, A Real-Time Dashboard For Retail Data
LightSpeed, the retail software company that raised $30 million from Accel Partners last year, is launching a new Mac application today that it calls the StoreMaster it's supposed to serve as a "comm...
04:17 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Sprint's Q1 2013 iPhone Sales Show Flat Growth, Off The Pace Worldwide And At Home
Sprint's Q1 2013 financial results came out this morning, and the news wasn't great overall. Losses continue to accumulate, and total smartphone sales aren't faring very well, either, with just 5 mill...
03:56 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch AI Gaming Startup Storybricks Collaborating With Sony Online For EverQuest Next
We'd been hearing for a while that Storybricks, the AI gaming startup co-founded by serial entrepreneur Rodolfo Rosini, had picked up a major client win since pivoting to license its technology to gam...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Enterprise Performance Analytics Startup VoloMetrix Raises $3.3M From Shasta Ventures
VoloMetrix, an enterprise analytics application that helps businesses streamline their communications and performance, has raised $3.3 million in a Series A financing round led by Shasta Ventures. The...
03:17 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Sprint Losses Continue With $643M Shortfall In Q1 2013, On Negative EPS Of $0.21, And Revenue Of $5.8B
Sprint's Q1 2013 earnings today revealed that although Sprint may have slowed its decline, it's far from out of the woods.Sprint's reported earnings reveal a slight slowdown with losses narrowing from...
01:56 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch EC Wades In On Connected TV, Cross-Border Content Regulation In New Green Paper
The European Commission believes that, alongside the rise of smartphones, tablets and other TV replacements, by 2016 connected TVs could be used in the majority of European homes — up from aroun...
01:53 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Loveflutter Is A Google Freebase-Powered Dating Site
The idea of matching prospective dates based on shared interests is about as old as dating itself. But understanding how one set of interests relate to another, certainly at scale, is arguably somethi...
01:39 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Android Version Of BBC's iPlayer Radio App Hits Google Play At Last, Heading To Amazon App Store Soon
The U.K.'s BBC has launched an Android version of its iPlayer Radio app which lets U.K. users listen to BBC radio stations live or catch up on scheduled programmes they missed. Confirming that the app...
12:58 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Depop Is Another Flea Market For iOS But Also Has Sights Firmly Set On Etsy
Snap a photo of the item you want to sell, write a short description, and set a price. Sounds familiar, right? After soft-launching in Italy where it was incubated, Depop gets its official launch toda...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Fiz Raises $305K For Its Social Discovery App To Find Places To Visit Based On Things To Do
Fiz, the UK startup behind the "social discovery" app for iOS and Android that helps you find places based on things to do, has closed a seed round totalling 200,000 (~$305k) to further develop its pl...
11:18 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Rocket Internet-Backed Fashion Portal Zalora Launches iOS App, No Word Of Android Yet
Zalora, Rocket Internet's pan-Asian fashion retail site, has launched an iOS app, as it seeks to capture the growing base of consumers in Asia who are using smartphones as their primary, and sometimes...
10:59 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Puts WhatsApp Hard Key On $72 Asha 210 For Asia, Africa; Qwerty S40 Handset Gets Facebook Button In Europe, Latam
Nokia has announced another handset in its S40-based Asha portfolio of low end mobiles which compete with the budget end of Android and cheap BlackBerrys. The 2G-plus-Wi-Fi Asha 210, due to ship befor...
08:18 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Inks Patent Deal With ZTE, A Week After Reaching A Similar Agreement With Foxconn
Microsoft has signed a patent deal with ZTE that covers all Android and Chrome devices manufactured by the Chinese firm. This latest agreement comes a week after Microsoft scored a major coup by strik...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy S4 Review: The S Stands For Super, Not Simple
The Galaxy S4 has an easy mode, and more importantly, the Galaxy S4 needs an easy mode. This necessity is a double-edged sword. It means that the technology built into Samsung's latest generation smar...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Swype Finally Rolls Out Of Beta, Hits The Google Play Store For $0.99
Way back in March of 2010, Swype launched a super private Beta of its then totally mind-blowing swipe-to-type Android keyboard. While they've since shipped it out-of-the-box on dozens of handsets, ope...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Updates Its Social Marketing Tools To Predict The Popularity Of Your Facebook Post
Adobe is announcing new predictive capabilities for Adobe Social capabilities that should be particularly helpful to marketers wondering why some social media posts take off while others fall flat.Bi...
07:23 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Reliance Communications Partners With Twitter To Offer Free, Unlimited Access To The Service In India
For those in the United States and other locations that are lucky enough to be able to purchase huge data packages for their smartphone, thinking about deciding to “tweet or not to tweet” ...
07:23 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch HTC One Review: The Competition Is Fierce, But HTC's New Flagship Rises To The Challenge
Look, it's no secret that HTC knows how to put together a nice phone. Despite the quality of its wares though, HTC spent most of 2012 releasing disappointing earnings statements and being outflanked b...
07:02 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Is Testing Two-Factor Authentication Internally, And It Can't Come Soon Enough
In what was a mind-boggling series of events in real-time, one Associated Press hack and a false tweet about the White House sent the stock market into a momentary free-fall. Twitter hopes to stop int...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch The BlackBerry Q10 Is A QWERTY Keyboard Smartphone Comeback Worth Waiting For
The BlackBerry Q10 is, some might say, the BlackBerry OS 10 device that the company should have led with, ahead of its all-touch Z10. That's because it sports a hardware QWERTY keyboard, something tha...
06:16 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Flight Deals Platform GetGoing Takes On Kayak With Souped Up Search Engine For Cheaper Flights
The price of airfare is an ongoing point of frustration for travelers, especially considering that it feels like airlines find every conceivable opportunity to shake you down for a few more bucks. Man...
06:03 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch After Years Of Government Scrutiny Over Security Concerns, Huawei Says It's Quitting The U.S.
Huawei, the world's second-largest supplier of network gear by revenue, is pulling out of the U.S. after it sales efforts have been repeatedly stymied due to concerns over security. According to a rep...
04:55 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Indonesian Newsstand App Scoop Closes $2.4M Series B
Apps Foundry just announced that it has raised $2.42 million (S$3 million) in a Series B round of funding. The Indonesian company is registered and headquartered in Singapore, and this round of fundin...
04:09 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Through Dirt-Cheap Genetic Testing, Counsyl Is Pioneering A New Bioinformatics Wave
For cynics who say that Silicon Valley has become too mired in photo-sharing apps and addictive games, take a 15-minute drive to South San Francisco. In a non-descript lab is a company that may be pav...
03:47 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch GroupTalent Wants To Hack Tech Hiring In SF And NYC By Fighting Job Spam, Focusing On The Try Before You Buy Model
GroupTalent launched in December of 2011 to offer solace to the many startups struggling to find top technical talent. Some might stand opposed to this ongoing "talent drain," while others will call i...
03:43 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch In A Win For E-Hail Services, Judge Clears The Way For Mobile Taxi Apps To Launch In NYC
New York City is one step closer to having regulator-approved e-hail apps, thanks to the end of litigation against the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission. That's because a judge today dismissed a ...
03:18 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch The BeagleBone Black Is A New Single-Board Computer That Can Brew Beer
While the Raspberry Pi is great for educating kids about computing, can it brew a mean beer? The BeagleBone Black can. Trevor Hubbard, an engineer at Texas Instruments, uses the new, next-gen board to...
02:13 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Q2 '13 Intl Sales Were 56% Of Total Revenues; China Had Best Quarter Ever At $8.8B
Apple today posted Q2 earnings that beat estimates at $43.6 billion in sales that showed that while the Americas, led by the U.S., remains the company's single biggest market, Asia, led by sales in Ch...
02:13 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Q2 '13 Intl Sales 56% Of Total Revenues; Cook Defensive On China: Best Quarter Ever At $8.8B
Apple today posted Q2 earnings that beat estimates at $43.6 billion in sales, which illustrates that, while the Americas -- led by the U.S. -- remains the company's single biggest market, Asia, led by...
01:58 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Pathmapp Launches An AB Testing Platform For Native iOS Apps To Let Developers Optimize, Configure In Realtime
A/B testing has long been a fundamental part of developing applications and products for the Web, and, with the explosion of smartphones, developers are naturally eager to use the process to test new ...
01:58 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Pathmapp Launches An AB Testing Platform For Native iOS Apps To Let Developers Optimize, Configure In Real Time
A/B testing has long been a fundamental part of developing applications and products for the web, and, with the explosion of smartphones, developers are naturally eager to use the process to test new ...
01:56 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple CEO Tim Cook Hypes The Fall, Downplays The Summer On New Hardware
Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn't generally talk too specifically about upcoming product plans, but he went out of his way to put an unusually fine point on when to expect new products than he usually does. ...
01:52 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch TC Cribs: Inside LinkedIn, The Professional Social Network With A Surprisingly Casual HQ
It's time for a brand spankin' new edition of Cribs, the TechCrunch TV series where we snoop around inside the parts of hot tech companies that are typically for employees only.Just like Walt Whitman,...
01:32 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Passes 45B Total Unique App Downloads, At A Rate Of 800 Per Second With Over $9B Paid To Devs
Apple took time to update investors on the status of its ecosystem on today's call, revealing that it has crossed the 45 billion total app download mark, just over four months after it crossed the 40 ...
01:32 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Passes 45B Total Unique App Downloads At A Rate Of 800 Per Second With Over $9B Paid To Devs
Apple took time to update investors on the status of its ecosystem on today's call, revealing that it has crossed the 45 billion total app download mark, just over four months after it crossed the 40 ...
01:26 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's Q2 2013 In Charts
Apple just released its fiscal Q2 2013 earnings, and as always there's plenty to dig into. In case you're more of a visual learner (or just don't have the time to read through multiple posts), take a ...
01:25 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's iCloud Grew 20 Percent In Q2, To 300M Users
Apple announced today that it now has 300 million users for iCloud, up 20 percent from the 250 million that it announced in January. iCloud, which allows users to sync their content and data across de...
01:25 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Jive Software's New Take On Corporate Blogging And A Handy Web Anywhere Tool
Last week, Jive Software‘s Oudi Antebi came by the house to show off the company’s new platform. I don’t usually have people stop by for briefings but he was insistent, so I agreed. ...
01:22 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Will Initiate Share Repurchases To Increase Dividends (And Boost Apple Shares)
Apple now has $145 billion in cash and it needs to do something about it. That’s why Apple CEO Tim Cook just announced during the earnings call that the company will initiate a stock buyback. It...
01:13 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple CEO Tim Cook: We Acknowledge That Our Growth Rate Has Slowed
Apple CEO Tim Cook made a very candid introduction remark during the earnings call. “We acknowledge that our growth rate has slowed,” Cook said. He then said that Apple has experienced ...
12:39 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Sells 37.4M iPhones And 19.5M iPads In Q2, Tablet Business Shows 65% YOY Growth
Apple has just released its Q2 2013 earnings report, announcing sales of 37.4 million iPhones in the quarter ending March. Apple also reported 19.5 million iPad units sold, which shows incredibly stro...
12:38 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Smartphones Are Dominating At AT&T
AT&T just released it’s first-quarter financial statement. Things are looking good at Ma Bell where profits are up although revenue missed expectations. The company managed to get more consu...
12:34 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Sells 3.95M Macs In Q2 2013, Nearly Flat From Q2 2012 And Down 1.25% Sequentially
Apple's Mac sales continued to slide this quarter, as Apple sold only 3.95 million computers running OS X, down just over 1 percent from the 4.1 million they sold in Q1 2013, and pretty much flat comp...
12:33 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's Pile Of Cash Is Still Growing, Up 6% To $145 Billion
Apple now has $145 billion in cash on hand — a 5.8 percent increase over the past three months. The company last reported that they had $137.1 billion in cash back on December 30. To put this in...
12:32 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Beats In Q2 2013, Posts First YoY Earnings Decline Since 2003: $43.6B In Revenue, $9.5B In Profit, EPS Of $10.09
Apple has been the subject of plenty of financial scrutiny (perhaps even more so than usual) recently, and now all that speculation has come to a head. The Cupertino company has just released its fisc...
12:09 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Acqhires Team From HTML5 Game Platform Spaceport.io, Which Will Keep Running
Spaceport.io has just announced that part of its team, but not its technology, is moving to Facebook, and the social network has confirmed the talent deal to me. But instead of shutting down, Spacepor...
12:05 am GMT - Wed, April 24, 2013
Techcrunch After Helping Launch Facebook Home, Charles Jolley Leaves To Join Battery Ventures As EIR To Work On His Next Mobile Startup
Charles Jolley, head of product for Facebook’s mobile platform and a key member of the Facebook Home team, who joined Facebook when it acquired his startup Strobe in November 2011, has left the ...
11:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Trulia Launches Redesigned iPad App With Improved Navigation, Listing Pages And Maps
The U.S. real estate market is seeing a bit of a rebound right now and, with it, real estate-related online services like Zillow, RedfinandTrulia and newcomers like Houzz are also getting back in the ...
11:33 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Last Two Free Tickets To Disrupt NY
TechCrunch Disrupt NY is right around the corner. Everything kicks off this weekend in New York with the Hackathon starting on Saturday and going through the night until Sunday afternoon. The main eve...
11:25 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Google Buys Wavii For North Of $30 Million
Google has finally closed the deal on Wavii, a natural language processing startup, for a price that is more than $30 million, we're hearing from a legitimate source.Both Apple and Google were competi...
11:13 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Native Ad Startup Nativo Raises $3.5M Round Led By Greycroft
Nativo, a startup aiming to make it easy for online publishers to run sponsored content, and for advertisers to distribute that content, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding.I covered the compa...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator of Education, Imagine K12, Raises A Start Fund Of Its Own, Brings Funding For Each Startup To $100K
According to Y Combinator's estimates, today, there are more than 100 startup accelerators in the U.S., which is almost awe-inspiring considering that there were only four as recently as 2007. While t...
10:33 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch MuleSoft Buys Programmable Web From Alcatel-Lucent, Marking The Telco's Departure From A Core API Community
MuleSoft has acquired Programmable Web from Alcatel-Lucent effectively marking the telecommunication company’s exit from a core API community. For MuleSoft, a data integration company, the deal ...
10:28 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch AP Twitter Hack Preceded By A Phishing Attempt, News Org Says
The AP Twitter hack which sent the stock market briefly crashingwas caused by a phishing attack, according to the AP. The news organization now says the attack on Twitter was “preceded by a phis...
10:19 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch The First Ever Synthetic Biology Kickstarter Is About Growing Glowing Plants'
Kickstarter might be better-known for funding films and hardware projects, but it’s now getting its first synthetic biology proposal. A Singularity University alum, a Stanford post-doc and a Sta...
10:11 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Infer Raises $10 Million From Redpoint And Others To Help Sales Teams Improve Leads With Big Data
For years, sales teams have used CRM software to keep track of their wins and losses, but had few tools for predicting which leads would actually pan out. But now sales teams can use data, from both i...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Developer Brings Google+ Commenting System To WordPress A Week After Google Launches It For Blogger
Earlier this week, Google launched its new Google+-powered commenting system for Blogger, but it’s not clear, when the company plans to release it for the rest of the web. Now, however, int...
09:43 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On Morozoved: To Save Everything, Insult Here [TCTV]
To be "Morozoved" is to be savaged in 16,000 word critiques that seek to destroy the reputations of Silicon Valley's best and brightest. So why, I asked Morozov, does he indulge in these types of inte...
09:11 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch The UN's World Book Day Reminds Us That The Internet Hasn't Destroyed Everything Yet
Today marks the anniversary of the deaths of Cervantes, Shakespeare and Garcilaso de la Vega and the birthdays of Vladimir Nabokov, Maurice Druon, and Josep Pla. This date, as chosen by the UN, celebr...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Greylock Partners Accepting Second Hackfest Applications, Names Judges And Launches New University Site
Last September, we reported that VC firm Greylock Partners was planning on having a second Hackfest after the first one was a rousing success. The Greylock Hackfest will take place on July 27, 2013 at...
08:18 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Akamai: Average U.S. Internet Speed Up 28% YoY, Now At 7.4 Mbps, But South Korea, Japan And Hong Kong Still Far Ahead
Akamai published its quarterly “State of the Internet” report for the last quarter of 2012 today. The report, as usual, looks at global Internet speeds, as well as the state of Internet se...
08:01 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Groupon Adds Global Search To iPhone, Android, Now Supports Android Tablets To Sharpen Up For Yelp, Foursquare Rivalry
Groupon’s VP of mobile, David Katz, says that it has been “business as usual” at the daily deals company since the dramatic departure of founder/CEO Andrew Mason. “We’re ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Foursquare Redesigns Its Venue Pages For The Web To Capitalize On Its 50M Monthly Unique Visitors
Foursquare recently raised another round of funding, with the announcement coming just a few days after it released its latest iOS app redesign. Today, the company has launched redesigned venue pages,...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Challenges Yelp With Mobile Pages Redesign Featuring Actions, Local Biz Details, And Ratings
People go to Yelp for reviews, but also for phone numbers, addresses, and hours. Facebook wants that traffic, so today it rolled out a global redesign of mobile Pages that features details about local...
07:41 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch More Money For Utah & Other Mountain-Area Startups: Kickstart Raises $26M Second Fund
Kickstart Seed Fund (not to be confused with crowdfunding giant Kickstarter), has raised $26 million for a second fund to invest in Utah-based startups, along with others in the "Mountain West" region...
07:41 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch More Money For Utah & Other Mountain-Area Startups: Kickstart Raises $26M Second Fund, Invests In RackWare, Its First Non-Utah Company
Kickstart Seed Fund (not to be confused with crowdfunding giant Kickstarter), has raised $26 million for a second fund to invest in Utah-based startups, along with others in the "Mountain West" region...
07:10 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Sush.io Raises $325K Led By Kima Ventures For Its Smart Dashboard To Help Track OnlineSaaS Expenditure
Sush.io, a yet-to-launch "smart" dashboard to help individuals and small businesses track online/SaaS expenditure, has raised $325,000 in seed funding led by France-based Kima Ventures. Also participa...
07:09 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Chartboost Is Building The Next Mobile Ad Network To Watch, And They're Expanding To Europe
Five years ago from their native city of Barcelona, Maria Alegre and her husband Pepe Agell used to watch old Stanford Technology Ventures Program videos from entrepreneurs sharing their founding stor...
07:09 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Chartboost Is Building The Next Gaming Platform To Watch, And They're Expanding To Europe
Five years ago from their native city of Barcelona, Maria Alegre used to watch old Stanford Technology Ventures Program videos from entrepreneurs sharing their founding stories. Intrigued by what she ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Newly Redesigned Cluster Makes Photo Sharing Among Small Groups Simpler, More Personal
Despite the ubiquity of smartphones and the insane number of photos we now save and share,surprisingly,no one has yet to figure out how to shift more personal and private photo-sharing away from old s...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Infinity Cell Lets You Charge Your iPhone Simply By Shaking It
The Infinity Cell is a kinetic charger for the iPhone that uses your body's movement to generate electricity. The current prototype for the Infinity Cell is a crude 3D printed rectangle, roughly the s...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Game Show Warriors Combines Manga Comics And Casual Gaming
Inzen Studio, a small game startup in Singapore has just released an ambitious project called Game Show Warriors. The launch kicks off with the release of an iOS game called Amazing Studly Strikes, bu...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Game Show Warriors Combines Manga Comic And Casual Gaming
Inzen Studio, a small game startup in Singapore has just released an ambitious project called Game Show Warriors. The launch kicks off with the release of an iOS game called Amazing Studly Strikes, bu...
05:59 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Yelp Partners With Locu, Allowing Businesses To Post Menus, Daily Specials & Photos To Yelp In Real Time
Local business data providerLocuis announcing a partnership with Yelp today, in order to help update Yelp’s menus and other listings data with Locu’s real-time information directly from bu...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Boomerang Rewards Lets Web & Mobile Publishers Give Out Free Gift Cards, Earn Extra Money
Chicago-based social gifting serviceBoomerang, which has been inching away from its consumer-facing product over the course of 2013, is now expanding its B2B platform with today's launch of Boomerang ...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Salesforce.com Plugs Its Ad Tools Into CRM And Social Listening With Social.com
Salesforce.com is expanding its social ad offerings today with a new product called Salesforce Social.com.Thanks to its acquisition last year of Buddy Media, Salesforce already runs social ad campaign...
05:28 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Calling All Designers To #HackDisrupt In NYC This Weekend
The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon fast approaches and at this point, it's important to start thinking about your hack's design. Luckily, TechCrunch is happy to announce another partnership with the Des...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch With Earnings Around The Corner, Apple's Growth Prospects Are Gloomy
Conventional wisdom has it that Apple has reached its peak and can only disappoint from now on. Yet, many financial facts don’t make sense. The market is too harsh with Apple compared to its com...
05:18 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch The R. Gauthier Logical One Brings Old Tech Into A New Century
It's a surprisingly rare treat to see inside a very expensive and very unique timepiece. Although the video below is a render, it shows almost every important part of this wild watch including somethi...
05:12 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Aereo Brings Free Over-The-Air TV And Cloud DVR To Boston May 15
Aereo has just announced its first expansion beyond New York City, and the city it's moving to next is Boston. Bostonians will gain access to the startup's free, over-the-air TV services and usage-bas...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Visual Mobile App Builder Tiggzi Relaunches As Appery.io, Adds New Enterprise Features
Exadel’s Tiggzi online mobile app development service for iOS, Android and Windows Phone launched almost exactly a year ago and today, the company is officially rebranding it as Appery.io. The r...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch 3D Printing Company Shapeways Raises $30 Million C Round Led By Andreessen Horowitz
3D printing service Shapeways has raised a $30 million round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Current investors including Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures, and Lux Capital also chipped in. Chris Dixon...
04:51 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Sony Launches An Android Open Source Project For The Xperia Z Smartphone
Sony has decided to release a sequel to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) for Xperia S it began in August of 2012, and took over from Google in November of last year. This time, the Xperia Z is g...
04:37 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Verizon To Offer Nokia Lumia 928 From Next Month, Reports Bloomberg
Nokia looks like it's hoping to turn up the volume of its Windows Phone-based Lumia smartphones in the US by signing another carrier to its cause. Bloomberg is reporting that Nokia and Verizon have st...
04:24 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch SkySQL Merges With MariaDB Creator Monty Program To Solidify Its Open Source Database Position
Some consolidation in the world of open source database startups: SkySQL, a provider of open source database solutions, is merging with Monty Program Ab, the creators of MariaDB, an open source databa...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch After AmEx Deal, Luxury Vacation Club Inspirato Targets Businesses
After announcing a new branding and American Express in March, luxury vacation club Inspirato is debuting a new solution targeted specifically for businesses. The new product, aptly called Inspirato f...
03:43 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Firefox OS Developer Phones Sold Out After First Few Hours On Sale, But More Are On The Way
Geeksphone, the smartphone OEM startup based out of Madrid, put the first Firefox OS developer phones on sale early this morning, offering the Keon for $119 and the more powerful Peak for $194. Both d...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Payment Platform Startup ZooZ Raises $2M Series A To Add Product Functionality & Build Global Presence
ZooZ, a consumer-driven payment platform startup, announced today that it has closed a Series A funding round for $2 million. The investment round was led by XSeed Capital, and includes ZooZ's existin...
03:10 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Spotbros Launches API To Let Companies Build Mini Apps For Its Mobile Messaging Platform
Mobile messaging app Spotbros, backed by ex-Nokia President and CEO Olli Pekka Kallasvuo, has announced the launch of an API to enable companies to build mini apps for its messaging client so that the...
03:05 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Don't Tell The Kids: U.K. Social Networking Growth Strongest Among Middle-Age & Senior Internet Users, Says Ofcom
New research released by the U.K.'s telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has flagged up significant growth in social networking among older Internet users -- which is helping to offset lower rates of growth in ...
02:32 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Expands Redshift Data Warehousing And EC2 High Storage To Europe
Amazon's business model, CTO Werner Vogels reminded us today, is based on "low margins and high volume", and today the company announced news of how it's applying that to its enterprise services. From...
02:32 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon's AWS Turns On Redshift Data Warehousing And EC2 High Storage In Europe
Amazon's business model, CTO Werner Vogels reminded us today, is based on "low margins, high volume", and today the company announced a development on how it's applying that principle to its enterpris...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Gcorelab Gets $482,000 For New Battery Cooling Technology
A Singapore clean-tech company called Gcorelab has just received $482,000 (S$589,000) in funding for a new technology that promises to control the thermal issues that have plagued lithium-ion batterie...
11:19 am GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch U.K.'s First 4G Network Now Has 318k LTE Adopters 5 Months After Launch - On Track For 1M By Year's End
EE, the U.K.'s first and still only 4G network operator, has broken out 4G-specific customer numbers for the first time -- confirming that after five months of 4G trading it has hit a total of 318,000...
09:30 am GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Fab Is Raising A Mondo Round At $1 Billion Valuation
We're hearing from multiple sources that design-focused retail site Fab is raising a new round of funding at a $1 billion valuation. The company has previously raised $171 million in funding and we're...
09:30 am GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Fab Is Raising A Mondo Round At A $1 Billion Valuation
We're hearing from multiple sources that design-focused retail site Fab is raising a new round of funding at a $1 billion valuation. The company has previously raised $171 million in funding and we're...
07:41 am GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Singaporean Tech Media Platform e27 Expands Offerings With Resource Bundles' Aimed At Startups
Singapore-based e27 is moving beyond its roots as a tech media and events platform with its latest offering Bundles, or product and service packages geared at founding teams in Southeast Asia. Compani...
06:44 am GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Education Giant Pearson Continues Digital Push, Acquires Flipped Classroom Managers, Learning Catalytics
Educational publishing giant, Pearson, has lately been making a push to snatch up (and incubate) promising young EdTech startups and concepts to help it compete in an increasingly tech-influenced educ...
06:13 am GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Want To Raise A Million Bucks? Here's What You'll Need
So, you've built yourself a nice little product. Maybe you've raised a small friends-and-family round; maybe you're still bootstrappin' it solo. Either way, now you're looking to raise at least a mill...
05:56 am GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Psy's Gentleman Hits New YouTube Record With 38M Views In One Day
"Gangnam Style" was the first video to hit 1 billion views on YouTube, a milestone it reached last December. Though arguably less catchy, Psy's followup video "Gentleman," a unique blend of pounding b...
04:37 am GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Moxie Software Offers Freemium Service, Integrating Collaboration Spaces With Social Knowledge Engine
Moxie Software has announced a new freemium service that integrates its collaboration service with its social knowledge engine. Under the new plan,Collaboration Spacesisnow free for anyone to use with...
04:17 am GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch What Not To Do In Your Startup Promo Video
Every now and then I see something so ridiculously stupid, it's just begging to be called out. That's the case with this promotional video from the kind folks at Rippln, which is more or less a two-mi...
03:27 am GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Translation Platform Gengo Raises $12M Funding Round Led By Intel Capital
Gengo, an increasingly popular online translation service that uses a network of more than 7,500 pre-screened and rated translators to provide high-quality translations in 33 languages, announced that...
03:06 am GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch DailyWorth Raises Additional $1 Million For Series A
DailyWorth, an online community for financially minded women, is adding $1 million to their existing Series A round of funding. The money comes sixteen months after DailyWorthraised $2 million in thei...
02:18 am GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Web App Tutorial Tool Kera Heads For The Deadpool
When Kera launched out of Toronto last year, their goal was to "teach the world how to use software". Alas, it seems Kera has taught its last lesson.In a farewell post on their blog, the company has a...
01:58 am GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch 3 Awesome And Inspiring Inventions From The White House Science Fair
Some of the nation's young brainiacs were honored today at the annual White House Science Fair. Every spring, the White House invites children to show off life-changing innovations that have mostly be...
01:40 am GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter #Music Catches Emerging Artist Frances Cone By Surprise, Calls It A Meet And Greet For Bands And Fans
When Twitter #Music launched last week, it wasn’t a surprise at all to those following tech stories, since rumors had been kicking up about its existence for months. However, it was a surprise t...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Meet The Greenest Home In America
In the surrounding hills of Silicon Valley stands the impressive Tah.Mah.Lah, the "Greenest house in America." The home is also the brainchild and abode of Foundation Capital partner and longtime VC P...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Nest Labs Teams Up With Regional Power Providers For New Energy-Saving Services And Rebates
The Nest thermostat has already gone through a hardware revision or two and found its way onto plenty of physical and virtual store shelves, but parent company Nest Labs is eager to get it into even m...
12:23 am GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix Says Fewer Than 8,000 People Gamed' Its Free Trials To Watch House Of Cards
Netflix released its first-quarter earnings report today, and the company saw another period of strong growth, adding more than 3 million streaming members, bringing its total to 36 million. Domestica...
12:07 am GMT - Tue, April 23, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix Beats Analyst Estimates, With 29.2 Million US Subscribers And $1 Billion In Q1 Revenue
Netflix reported positive first-quarter numbers, including revenues of $1.02 billion during the first three months of the year. The company also announced that it added 2 million domestic in the quart...
11:45 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Limor Fried AKA Ladyada Will Join Us To Talk Hardware On The Disrupt Stage
We often give short shrift to hardware at Disrupt mostly because investors are afraid to look at companies that can't pivot without trashing 30 days of inventory. No longer. Limor Fried AKA Ladyada wi...
11:21 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Powerhouse Facebook Ad Platform Nanigans Raises $5.8M Series A.1 For Predictive Modeling R&D
Do you target kids with cheap ads or more expensive adults? Nanigans has just raised a $5.85 million "Series A.1" from Avalon Ventures to build SaaS technology that predicts which audiences earn adver...
11:18 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch The Ressence Type 3 Is The Liquid-Filled Watch Of The Future
Because I like sharing cool watches with you guys I decided to share this cool watch with you guys. It's called the Ressence Type 3 and it's actually a liquid-filled mechanical watch with a nearly fea...
11:10 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google AdWords Enhanced Campaigns Now Let Advertisers Highlight Their Google+ Follower Count, Get Improved In-App Targeting
Google+ is finding its way into every Google product and AdWords is no exception. Starting today, AdWords advertisers can easily highlight their Google+ follower counts in their enhanced cam...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On Douglas Rushkoff: Present Shock When Everything Happens Now [TCTV]
We all suffered from something called Future Shock - a condition that, according to best-selling writer Alvin Toeffler, made us unable to deal with the pace of technological change. Today, however, ou...
10:17 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Kik Raises $19.5M Series B, Bets On Its Cards Platform Play To Take On WhatsApp And Others
Kik has raised a $19.5M Series B funding round, the company revealed today, led by Foundation Capital and including RRE Ventures, Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures. The Waterloo-based messaging ...
10:11 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Eventbrite Raises $60M Round Led By Tiger Global Management
Event registration and ticketing service Eventbrite announced earlier today that it has raised $60 million in new funding.The round was led by Tiger Global Management, which previously led Eventbrite'...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch WordPress.com Launches New Vertical And Theme For Hotels, Inns And B&Bs
WordPress.com now offers hotel, inn and bed and breakfast owners and managers the ability to showcase their properties with the help of a new responsive theme just for hotels. In addition, the service...
09:33 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch CA Acquires Layer 7 Technologies To Connect Cloud, Mobile And Internet Of Things As API Market Starts To Consolidate
CA Technologies announced this morning that it has acquired API management company Layer 7. It is the second major acquisition of an API management company in the past week, signaling a consolidation ...
09:28 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Want To Help Archive Upcoming.org Before Yahoo Shuts It Down? Try This.
The Archive Team, the same group whoonce saved around 900 GB of Geocities content before Yahoo shut it down, laterreleasing it in torrent format, is now focusing on archiving content from another Yaho...
09:21 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch First Look At iMFL, Joe Montana's Social Fantasy Football App [TCTV]
Football is a sport that brings everyone together, even if you’re not a diehard fan or have never played the game yourself. The rush of energy that comes with rooting for your favorite team and ...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Recruit.net Revamp Lets You Ping Friends About Their Jobs
Recruit.net just rebuilt its site and underlying engine, in the hopes of attracting new users. The job search site is an aggregator pulling listings from job databases and individual job listings on c...
08:56 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Google Earth Pro 7.1 With New Viewshed Visualization Tool And Improved Printing Options
Just in time for Earth Day, Google just launched version 7.1 of Google Earth Pro, the professional version of Google’s desktop-based mapping tool. The new version adds a number of map-making and...
08:49 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Brings Public Alerts To Google Now, Search And Maps In Canada
Google is bringing its Pubic Alerts system online in Canada today, after previously launching it in the U.S. and expanding it to Japan last month. The launch couldn't be more timely, as Canada is curr...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Credit Scorer Kreditech Raises Around $3.5M' From Samwers And Others
Last month Oliver and Marc Samwer founders of the Rocket Internet startup incubator launched Global Founders Capital, a new 150 million ($194 million) fund aimed at any and all startups worldwide. T...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Social Sentiment Platform Swipp Launches Consumer Opinion Tracker For Businesses, Backed By Additional $2M Investment
Swipp, which earlier this year launched its social interest platform for consumers to share what they think of products, topics, pretty much anything, has taken the natural next step by introducing Sw...
08:21 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook To Build A $1.5 Billion Data Center In Iowa
Facebook is planning to build a $1.5 billion data center project in Altoona, Iowa, that will cover 1.4 million square feet and serve as what the company says will be “the most advanced data cent...
08:21 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook To Build A $1 Billion Data Center In Iowa
Facebook is planning to build a $1 billion data center project in Altoona, Iowa, that will cover 1.4 million square feet and serve as what the company says will be “the most advanced data center...
08:21 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch WeChat Eyes Singapore Audience, Launches TV Commercial
Tencent’s WeChatmessenger has made a larger play for the Singapore market, with the release of a TV commercial in the country. The Chinese commercial features two popular Taiwanese stars, and wi...
08:09 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Kids' iPad Magazine Timbuktu Rethinks Its Tricky In-App Purchasing Model, Releases A More Parent-Friendly App
Timbuktu, anadorablydesigned educational and entertainment-focusediPad appfor kids, has finally revamped its business model - a model which had previously been a terrible example of how children's app...
08:03 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Upstart, A Site For Crowdfunding People, Raises $5.9M From First Round, Eric Schmidt, And Others
A year ago, Dave Girouard left his position as the president of Google Enterprise to start a new company, Upstart, that allows users (mostly recent college graduates) to raise money for the pursuit of...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch You've Got The Whole World In Your Hands As Leap Motion Gains Google Earth Support
Leap Motion's gesture-based controller launch is less than a month away, but so far we've heard relatively little about app support, besides the fact that the company is working hard on filling out it...
07:51 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Biz Stone Introduces His Jelly Co-Founder And CTO, Fluther's Ben Finkel
As we reported a few weeks ago, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is up to something new, and it’s called Jelly. Not much is known about it other than it’s a mobile-focused project. Stone share...
07:50 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Your Privacy Is Our Priority: Microsoft Launches New Online Privacy Awareness Campaign
With “Don’t Get Scroogled,” Microsoft went for shock and awe in its fight against Google by arguing that the search giant can’t be trusted with your personal information. Today...
07:11 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch You Weren't The Only One Watching Amazon's Original Programming This Weekend New Shows Were Most-Watched TV Content Since Release
Amazon is pulling a Netflix today, in the sense that it's now touting the release of its original programming as the "most watched" TV shows on the Amazon Video service sincelaunch on Friday. Netflix ...
07:03 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Skimlinks Raises Growth Funding Led by Greycroft Partners, Opens Japanese Site
Skimlinks, the platform which effectively gives publishers control over affiliate links and content monetization, has completed a growth financing round led by Greycroft Partners. Joining the round ar...
06:46 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo! Unveils Brand New iOS App, Including Built-In Summly Summaries
Yahoo! acquired startup Summly for somewhere around $30 million just one month ago, but it's already bearing fruit. First, there was the Summly summarized version of its Q1 2013 earnings last week, an...
06:20 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Encourages Going Green For Earth Day With Nature's Engineers Micro Site
Biomimicry is an engineering field that takes cues from nature to help solve and address human problems, and Google today launched a new website at its Google Green initiative that highlights some of ...
06:16 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Student Portfolio Site Seelio Raises Just Under $1 Million, Takes Its Platform Directly To Educators
Seelio, an Ann Arbor-based startup that allows students to set up an online portfolio to showcase their work in advance of having real-world job experience, has raised $900,00 in seed funding. The com...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Grooveshark Introduces Broadcast To Let Anyone To Become Their Own Online DJ
Grooveshark has created a way for its users to create there own live streaming playlists, enabling them to share their favorite music, complete with their own personal interruptions. The Grooveshark B...
05:16 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Autistic Workers Can Thrive In High-Tech Jobs
For those with Autism, the social isolation of staring at a computer screen all day may be a welcoming environment. NPR has an uplifting story about how engineers with the socially challenging Asperge...
05:05 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Now Could Arrive On The Web, Making The Timely Assistant Truly Cross-Platform
Google Now is one of the best things to happen to Android in a while, and now new code discovered in a sample page taken from Google itself suggests it could arrive on the desktop, not just via Chrome...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Mulu Combines Content And Commerce With Shop This Page' Plugin
Online commerce still isnt as easy as it should be. Thats because many times, consumers find something they want while browsing a publisher site online, but then have to search for and buy it elsewher...
04:50 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Fined $189K For one of the biggest data' privacy violations in Germany
Google 1, Germany 0. German regulators were furious when it was found that Google’s street car was unintentionally collecting email, photos, and passwords from its citizens’ unprotected wi...
04:43 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Will Reportedly (Sort Of) Bring Back The Start Button In Windows 8.1
Our long, national nightmare is over: according to a rumor sourced by the Verge, Redmond will bring back the Start button in the lower left corner of the upcoming Windows 8.1. This icon - essentially ...
04:17 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch RIP Mike Culbert, iOS And Newton Pioneer
We've received direct word and noted on Twitter that that Mike Culbert, a longtime Apple hardware engineer, has passed away after battling cancer. According to his friends, he was a "brilliant enginee...
04:05 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Sprint Forms Committee To Assess $25.5B Dish Offer, Weigh Up If Softbank Will Increase Its Bid
More developments on the unsolicited Dish offer to buy Sprint for $25.5 billion, first announced one week ago. Sprint announced that it has formed a Special Committee, from independent directors, to r...
03:55 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch HTC Now Offers 32GB Unlocked HTC One Via Its Web Store
HTC really wants you to buy an HTC One, and it's making sure that you have every opportunity to do so. First, it opened up pre-orders for the HTC One Developer Edition, a carrier-unlocked 64GB version...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Video Conferencing Startup Vidyo Raises Another $17M, Bringing Total Funding To $116M
Vidyo has raised yet another round of funding, this time $17 million. That brings total funding to $116 million, with the financing coming from inside and outside investors. Triangle Peak Partners was...
03:08 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Gizmox Raises $7.5M, Appoints New CEO To Help Enterprises Port IT Apps To Mobile Via HTML5
When it comes to consumer apps, the debate over HTML5 vs. native has seen native win a couple of key rounds recently, with a number of high-profile tech companies eschewing the open standard because o...
03:07 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Enterprise Big Data Platform Cloudera Opens EMEA HQ In East London's Tech City
+1 more for East London's Tech City cluster: big data company Cloudera has announced the opening of its EMEA HQ on Rivington Street, Shoreditch. In late 2010, the U.K. coalition government create...
01:38 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch PSA: Baidu Is *Not* Trying To Buy Zynga
Looks like Baidu and Zynga are the most recent victims of a bogus press release stunt. This morning, a company called PR*Urgent put out a notice saying that Baidu -- known as the "Google of China" -- ...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch PromiseUP Launches To Gamify Your Promises So That You'll Keep Them
PromiseUp, a new iOS app that sees its full launch today, has a simple but rather lofty mission: To make people keep their promises, and ultimately, make the world a better place. It hopes to achieve ...
09:48 am GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Smack Attack Makes Sweet Music By Connecting Your Car's Steering Wheel And Your iPhone
My car's steering wheel has taken a beating because of the all the lousy drum fills I've banged out on it over the years, and at least one entrepreneur thinks that experience could use a little bit of...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Now, Donna, Sherpa, And The Rise Of The Smart Personal Assistant App
Mobile personal assistant apps are all the rage these days. First there was Google Now for Android, but over the last several weeks we’ve seen a whole bunch of new apps pop up — apps like ...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Rhapsody Wasn't Happy, So Open Source Music Service Napster.fm Changes Its Name To Peer.fm
Last week, we told you about an open source alternative to music services such as Rdio and Spotify, called Napster.fm. The name alone got our attention, and after using it, there were a few features t...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch How Will We Define A Good Google Glass Experience?
Google Glass is getting closer and closer to becoming a shipping product. It's already making its way out to early "Explorer" program pre-launch testers, and we'll almost definitely see a lot more fro...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Review: The Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Airplay Speaker Is Bowm-Chicka-Wow-Wow
The Z2 wireless Airplay speaker from Bowers & Wilkins is a perfectly suitable option for those of us looking for a sightly, powerful, and compact speaker system. Anyone who's already invested in B...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch For Developers, Google Glass Looks To Be A Fascinating But Slightly Limited Platform
Last week, Google finally released the developer guides and other necessary documents that will allow developers to write apps for Glass. In some respects, the so-called Mirror API may have been a dis...
03:03 am GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Home Hits 500K Downloads In Five Days, Pales In Comparison To Instagram's Android Shift
It would appear that Facebook Home has just surpassed 500k downloads on Google Play since launching on the platform five days ago on April 16. The app's Google Play listing notes the milestone, and Be...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch MBAx.me Wants To Help Non-Technical Professionals Learn Key Technical Skills Online
It's not often that a guest post on TechCrunch turns into a startup Earlier this year, Googler Aditya Mahesh published a guest post on TechCrunch, which addressed what skills business students should ...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Dawn Of The Digilante
It's hard to say with any conviction where we are in the process of, shall we say, crowd-sourcing justice. Like most things, it is a process, not something achieved, and while some question its utilit...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, April 22, 2013
Techcrunch Hey Apple, What The Next iPhone Really, Really Needs Is A Much Better Keyboard
What the next iPhone really really needs is not an even bigger screen, flatter icons, flexible widgets or live tiles, or even crystal-ball-gazing cards. Or Facebook Home. That list is just garnish com...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 21, 2013
Techcrunch How One Spoof Video Symbolizes The Energy And Brashness Of OpenStack, A Rising Cloud Power
At the OpenStack Summit last week, Tuesday’s keynote opened withDope’n'Stack E.N.T.E.R.P.R.I.S.E, a video that symbolizes the arrival of a new force of disruptors who see riches in buildin...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 21, 2013
Techcrunch Spoof Video Symbolizes The Energy And Brashness Of OpenStack, A Rising Cloud Power
At the OpenStack Summit last week, Tuesday's keynote opened withDope'n'Stack E.N.T.E.R.P.R.I.S.E, a video that symbolizes the arrival of a new force of disruptors who see riches in building software a...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 21, 2013
Techcrunch Fox Shuts Down Cory Doctorow's Homeland Book In Overzealous DMCA Shutdown
TorrentFreak is reporting that links to Cory Doctorow's book, Homeland, are being shut down after a DMCA request by Fox. Why is Cory's Creative Commons licensed book that is available for free being a...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 21, 2013
Techcrunch Fox Shuts Down Cory Doctorow's Homeland Book In Overzealous DMCA takedown
TorrentFreak is reporting that links to Cory Doctorow's book, Homeland, are being shut down after a DMCA request by Fox. Why is Cory's Creative Commons licensed book that is available for free being a...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 21, 2013
Techcrunch Iterations: From Singapore To Silicon Valley, The Cross-Pacific Journey Of Developer-Focused Nitrous.IO
During the summer of 2012, while working in venture capital, one of the early-stage companies I stumbled upon was founded by a trio of guys based in Singapore. We met a few times in the Valley and qui...
08:28 pm GMT - Sun, April 21, 2013
Techcrunch My Favorite Entrepreneur Story in a Long Time
The tech industry has a certain narrative on how startups are created. Given the immense wealth generated in a short period of time, entrepreneurial lessons are often lost in the measure of dollars an...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 21, 2013
Techcrunch Bitcoin's Last Mile Problem
Joey DeVilla was (and still is) one of my favorite bloggers. Calling himself the Accordian Guy, Joey has been writing cool stuff for most of this decade and he recently hopped on the bitcoin train by ...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, April 21, 2013
Techcrunch Put Away The Eulogy, The PC Is Alive And Well
Editors note:Chester Ng is co-founder and CMO ofSweetLabs, makers ofPokki, a modern app platform for the PC. Follow him on Twitter @chest.Over the past couple of weeks, weve been blessed by the presci...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, April 21, 2013
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: iPads In Good Standing
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.Backed or...
05:58 am GMT - Sun, April 21, 2013
Techcrunch Encouraging Female Engineers Is Key To Facebook's Recruitment Strategy
Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer and Director of Engineering Jocelyn Goldfein spoke at the she++ conference today, making Facebook by far the most represented company at the...
05:35 am GMT - Sun, April 21, 2013
Techcrunch Andreessen, Schroepfer, Others Rally For More Women In CS At She++ Conference
Marc Andreessen and Mike Schroepfer delivered keynote addresses today at the she++ conference, sharing their thoughts on women in technology and growing the pool of talented engineers.If wer...
04:23 am GMT - Sun, April 21, 2013
Techcrunch Marc Andreessen: The World Would Be Much Better If We Had 50 More Silicon Valleys
Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, delivered a keynote speech at the she++ conference today, sharing what technology is exciting him right now, what he t...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, April 21, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Facebook's Weird Home Commercial; Our Experiences With Google Glass, And Fibermania
The weekend is here, and so is another episode of CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show where a few of us writers sit down for some real talk about the stories that dominated the tech world over the past...
01:33 am GMT - Sun, April 21, 2013
Techcrunch Newly Discovered Android Malware Was Downloaded Millions Of Times
Security firm Lookout has detailed a clever new bit of Android Malware lurking in the Google Play store.The good news: unless you're downloading questionable Russian clone apps, you're probably not a...
12:25 am GMT - Sun, April 21, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Kaleidoscope Eyes
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor pictured themselves in a boat on a river, as the first wave of Google Glass hit the network, aka Scoble's forehead. @scob...
12:07 am GMT - Sun, April 21, 2013
Techcrunch CBS Twitter Accounts Hacked, Tweeting Suspicious Links
At least 3 CBS-affiliated news accounts have been hacked, apparently by a rabid conspiracy theorist who wants the world to believe that President Obama is aiding Al-Qaeda. Accounts for @[email protected]
10:28 pm GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch Watch A Drone Visit College Football To Give Coaches Better Perspective
University of Tennessee coach Butch Jones wanted to get an eagle-eye view of his players, but apparently didn’t have the resources to spend it on the kinds of expensive, cable-suspended Skycam e...
09:27 pm GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch Vine, The App That Eats Your Precious Memories
No app has ever broken my heart quite like Vine, Twitter's six-second animation maker. You capture a scene, then pocket your phone while you think of a witty way to describe. But when you open it a fe...
08:43 pm GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch Cognitive Overhead, Or Why Your Product Isn't As Simple As You Think
Editor's Note: David Lieb is co-founder and CEO of Bump, creators of the popular app that lets people share contact information, photos, and other content by bumping their phones together. Bump has be...
08:07 pm GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 04.20.13
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 9am Pacific....
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch Behavioral Finance Explains Bubbles
Editor's note:Adam Nash is the chief operating officer of Wealthfront. He was formerly executive-in-residence with Greylock Partners and VP of product management at LinkedIn.Given the incredible volat...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch OK Glass, RIP Privacy: The Democratization Of Surveillance
How's this for synchronicity: Google Glass started shipping on the same week that CISPA passed the House, 3DRobotics unveiled their new site, and 4chan and Reddit pored over surveillance photos trying...
10:10 am GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch Simplee Combines Mint.com And Paypal To Bring Medical Bill Payment, Management To Your Smartphone
The mobile health market is growing like a weed these days. According to mHealthWatch and eHealth Initiative, there are 31,000 health and medical-related apps on the market today. In fact, over the la...
08:00 am GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch How To Build A Political Social Network That Actually Works
Editors note:Lucas Dailey is a UX designer and chief innovation officer at political social networkMyMaryland.net.My political social network startup died last year, and I eulogized it in a public pos...
05:25 am GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch Little Eye Labs Does Mobile App Crash Testing (Before The Day Of The Big Launch)
There are a plethora of options for mobile app crash testing, like Crashlytics, Crittercism and Bugsense.But what about before the day of the big launch? A startup out of India’s GSF Accelerator...
04:38 am GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch Paul Graham Takes His First Ever Board Seat With YC Healthcare Crowdfunding Non-Profit Watsi
Y Combinator founder Paul Graham is a father figure to countless startup he’s helped accelerate, but had never taken a board of directors seat until now. Today he announced he’s accepted b...
04:38 am GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator's Paul Graham Takes His First Ever Board Seat With Healthcare Crowdfunding Non-Profit Watsi
Y Combinator founder Paul Graham is a father figure to countless startup he’s helped accelerate, but had never taken a board of directors seat until now. Today he announced he’s accepted b...
04:02 am GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Forces You To Smile When You're Unhappy (Update: Smile Turned Upside Down)
"Success Theater" means only sharing an idealized version of yourself where you're always happy. Now a bug in Facebook's new mood sharing feature is taking that concept way too literally. Select that ...
03:05 am GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch True Ventures Confirms Investment In Second Life Founder Philip Rosedale's New Startup High Fidelity
Earlier this month, we wrote that High Fidelity, the virtual world startup led by Second Life founder Philip Rosedale, had raised $2.4 million of a $3.4 million round, according to a filing with the S...
01:55 am GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch iPad Still Dominates Tablet Ads With iPad Mini Gaining, Velti Finds
Mobile advertising firm Velti has released its monthly report on advertising impressions across its network. The iPad is far and away the leader when it comes to the tablet market, and is gradually ch...
01:45 am GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Google Ventures' Karim Faris On Why Enterprise Security Is Red Hot And More
Google Ventures' general partner Karim Faris, joined us in the studio this week for Ask A VC, where we put VCs in the hot seat.Faris, who focuses on the enterprise and e-commerce investments for the f...
01:30 am GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch Announcing Disrupt NY's Startup Alley And Hardware Alley Companies
Startup Alley is the loud and boisterous marketplace of Disrupt. Young companies, huddled around cocktail tables demoing their wares, are vying for attention and a spot on the Disrupt stage. And we're...
01:30 am GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch Airbnb For Bikes' Startup Spinlister Returns From The Deadpool, Now With New Management
If you're a big fan of bikes and Airbnb-type sharing economy startups like me, you might have been disappointed to learn that Liquid (ne Spinlister), the peer-to-peer bike rental startup, was shut dow...
12:33 am GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch This Week With The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: Google Glass, Ubuntu, And Vibrating Undies
This week on the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast we talk about Google Glass, the Galaxy S4, and the magic of Ubuntu laptops. This time we're joined by Matt Burns, Jordan Crook, Greg Kumparak, and a pair of...
12:32 am GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch Is Our Addiction To Tragedy On Social Media Inspiring Violence?
If terrorism requires an audience, than the recent mainstream adoption of social media has given violent actors a bigger stage than ever before. There are many reasons people lash out at the world, bu...
12:19 am GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Will Shut Down Upcoming, Deals, SMS Alerts, Kids, Some Of Mail To Focus On Apps You'll Use Daily
Yahoo has just announced a change in strategy designed to prep it for the mobile age and let it concentrate on core products like the Mail and Weather apps it launched yesterday. Soon, it will shut do...
12:09 am GMT - Sat, April 20, 2013
Techcrunch Apkudo Wants To Handle Android Fragmentation So Carriers And Developers Don't Have To
Baltimore-based Apkudo is debuting its "Apkudo Approved" program this week, extending its existing work with making sure that Android apps and devices perform well for consumers. The company has posit...
11:51 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Bing Questions Study That Claimed It Delivers 5x More Malware Than Google, Says It Blocks 94% Of Clicks To Malicious Sites
Last week, a study by German antivirus testing company AV-Test claimed that Microsoft’s Bing delivered “five times as many websites containing malware as Google.” Unsurprisingly, Mic...
11:41 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Everyone Is Literally Crazy
Everyone has their moments of insanity. The Internet has made that painfully obvious, as our moments of abstracted, often context-less, craziness are haphazardly posted and then, in some cases, amplif...
11:31 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Accelerator Tandem Doubles Partner Team With Rohit Bhagat And John Ellis, Announces New Startups
Doug Renert told me yesterday that his firm Tandem, which backs early-stage mobile startups, is about to expand in a big way. The first step is bringing in more people, starting with two new partners ...
11:13 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Scapegoating Internet Conspiracy Theorists Won't Fix The Media's Hype Machine
Reporters have a nasty addiction to a particularly potent drug: the attention that comes from getting a scoop. Last night, during the live manhunt of the Boston marathon bombing suspects, we saw a lot...
10:45 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Disrupt NY's Hackathon API Workshops To Feature AWS, Box, Evernote, Facebook, Foursquare And The NYT
Hackathons are to developers what state championship games are to high school quarterbacks. The pressure is on, time is running out, and in the case of the Disrupt NY Hackathon, theres never been a be...
10:33 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Love Home Swap, The Members Club For Swapping Houses, Gets Into Rentals
Love Home Swap, a U.K.-based startup that appeals to homeowners that want to trade their places, is getting into proper rentals. The company, which launched about a year and a half ago, was operating ...
10:07 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch YouTube Network Big Frame Launches Multiplatform Apps Thanks To Beachfront Builder
Launched last June, Beachfront Medias Beachfront Builder platform was designed to allow video producers to quickly roll out apps across a number of devices. Those apps would have custom skins and coul...
09:51 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Penguin Settles With EU On Apple E-Book Pricing Case To Clear The Decks For Random House Merger
Penguin has offered, and has confirmed to us that the European Commission has accepted, a settlement with the EC over the agency pricing model for e-books -- a case the stretched back to last year and...
09:37 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Malicious DDoS Attack On Reddit Continues Into Afternoon
Reddit's involvement - whether good or bad - in the hunt for leads in the Boston bombings case - does not appear to be the reason for ongoing site outages. For those who can access the service today, ...
09:21 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Another Win For Flat Design As Facebook Gives Its F Logo & Other Icons A Flatter, Cleaner Look
Facebook has given its main "f" logo icon a makeover, flattening the design by removing the pale blue bar along the bottom, which gave the icon a reflective sheen/slight 3D effect, as well as moving t...
09:14 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile, Social Newsreader Flud Finds A Home In The Enterprise With A SharePoint & Yammer-Integrated Service For Both Private And Public Content
The newsreader business has undergone major shifts in recent months. Flipboard has emerged as the consumer's preferred mobile magazine, Pulse was acquired by LinkedIn for $90 million, Google Reader is...
08:53 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Google Asks Utilities To Make It Easier For Companies To Buy Renewable Energy, Starting With Its Own NC Data Center
Google has long had an interest in renewable energy and has now invested more than $1 billion of its own money in alternative energy projects. However, as the company notes in a blog post and white pa...
08:53 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Google Asks Utilities To Make It Easier For Companies To Buy Renewable Energy
Google has long had an interest in renewable energy and has now invested more than $1 billion of its own money in alternative energy projects. However, as the company notes in a blog post and white pa...
08:34 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Goldman Sachs' Anthony Noto Will Talk Technology Investments At Disrupt NY
There is a marquis name that has appeared on the S-1s of the most high-profile IPOs in the past two yearsGoldman Sachs. And joining us at Disrupt NY is the man responsible for many of the investment b...
08:03 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile, Social Newsreader Flud Finds A Home In The Enterprise With A SharePoint & Yammer-Integrated Service For Both Private And Public Content
The newsreader business has undergone major shifts in recent months. Flipboard has emerged as a the consumer's preferred mobile magazine, Pulse was acquired by LinkedIn for $90 million, Google Reader ...
07:37 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Genesis Angels, A New $100M Fund For AI And Robotics, From Investor Kenges Rakishev And Chaired By Israel's Ex-PM
For those startups in newer areas like robotics, artificial intelligence and augmented reality who complain that VCs are too focused on consumer internet companies, help is at hand: Genesis Angels is ...
07:37 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Genesis Angels, A New $100M Fund For AI And Robotics, Co-Founded By Investor Kenges Rakishev And Chaired By Israel's Ex-PM
For those startups in newer areas like robotics, artificial intelligence and augmented reality who complain that VCs are too focused on consumer internet companies, help is at hand: Genesis Angels is ...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Airbnb Open Sources Rendr, A Library For Running Backbone.js Apps On Both Client And Server
Airbnb today announced that it is open sourcing Rendr, its library for running Backbone.js apps seamlessly on both the client and the server. After launching its Chronos cron replacement a few weeks a...
06:48 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Keeps Anonymized Voice Data Related To Virtual Assistant Siri For Up To 2 Years
Apple's Siri voice assistant on iOS devices retains information to help the company generate better and more accurate results in the analysis process that takes place at its remote servers. The compan...
06:43 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Hate Keeping Up With Home Maintenance? Brightnest Can Help
Brightnest's co-founder Justin Anthony describes his startup as "a digital dashboard for your home." And after using the service that past few weeks, I understand that analogy. Brightnest brings not o...
06:18 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon's Exclusive Comedy, Children's Pilots Are Available Now For Your Viewing And Judging Pleasure
Back in March, Amazon Studios announced that it had ordered six comedy series pilots to debut on Amazon Instant Video, further proof that the current television model is desperate for disruption. Toda...
06:12 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch All 13 Episodes Of Netflix's Third Original Series, Hemlock Grove, Now Available To Stream
Netflix launched its most recent original series today, following Lillyhammer from last year and the David Fincher-created House of Cards. As with previous releases, all 13 of the episodes of Hemlock ...
05:48 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Family Safety App Alert.Us Goes Beyond Kid Tracking With Message Boards, Battery Alerts & More
Alert.Us, a recently launched mobile family safety application, has some interesting ideas about the direction that these sorts of GPS tracking apps should go. In fact, says CEO Antoine Martin, the co...
05:26 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Tablet Usage Edges Past Mobile On BBC's On-Demand iPlayer For First Time: Record 41M Tablet Requests In March Vs. 40M Mobile
Another sign of the swift rise of tablets today: last month tablet usage of the BBC's on-demand online TV service iPlayer edged past mobile for the first time, with 41M programme requests by tablet vs...
05:16 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Woz: Apple's Share Price May Be Disappointing Now, But They Will Probably Surprise Us All
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple with Steve Jobs, said today that Apple's share price, which hit a 16-month low two days ago, is "disappointing" but that he was confident the tech giant would come o...
04:40 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch HTC One Now On Sale Across The U.S., Now We Find Out If HTC Has Done Enough
The HTC One, the Taiwanese company's flagship smartphone device, goes on sale today across the U.S. at retail stores including AT&T, Sprint, Best Buy, Walmart Target and more, as well as online vi...
04:18 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Doo Extends Reach Of Its Document Management Cloud Software With Launch Of Android Reader App, iOS Coming Soon
Consumer document management startup doo has launched an Android app to extend the access points it offers users. The app, now live on Google Play, supplements its existing Mac OS X and Windows 8 desk...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Ionic Security Raises $9.25M From Kleiner Perkins To Help Companies Secure And Control Their Data In The Cloud
Ionic Security, a TechCrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield company that offers an enterprise security software, has raised $9.25 million in Series A funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with T...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Ionic Security Raises $9.4M From Kleiner Perkins To Help Companies Secure And Control Their Data In The Cloud
Ionic Security, a TechCrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield company that offers an enterprise security software, has raised $9.4 million in Series A1 funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with T...
02:17 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Jolicloud Adds Search To Jolidrive, Its Cloud Services Dashboard Pivot, To Power Content Discovery & Rediscovery
Jolicloud, which last October pivoted yet again -- to become Jolidrive: a "entry point"/dashboard for accessing third party cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Box and also social accounts like...
12:36 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Is Finally Setting Up Shop In Russia, Says Report
E-commerce giant Amazon looks like it is gearing up for the latest chapter in its international expansion: an operation in Russia. According to this article in Forbes (in Russian) the company has open...
12:36 pm GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Is Finally Setting Up Shop In Russia, Says Report, Expanding Its International Footprint Again
E-commerce giant Amazon looks like it is gearing up for the latest chapter in its international expansion: an operation in Russia. According to this article in Forbes (in Russian) the company has open...
11:39 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Mall App Tracks Shoppers With Ultrasonic Device
The white device here (pictured next to a phone for scale) is in the process of getting mounted on store walls in Singapore malls. When active, the device will emit an ultrasonic signal that an app ca...
10:18 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch How Tencent's Walled User List Ended Up Boosting Its Userbase
Tencent’ssocial blogging site, Qzone, has Asia’s largest active social network user base, with 600 million (and counting) users who log in more than twice a month. Besides Qzone, the Chine...
10:15 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Concert Window, The Netflix For Live Concerts, Gives Fans A New, Mobile-Friendly Venue On The Web
Back in February, we introduced you about EvntLive, a new startup backed by Silicon Valley veterans that's on a mission to create a scalable platform for broadcasting live concerts, from arenas to sma...
10:13 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Blackstone Reportedly Withdraws Bid For Dell, Citing Deteriorating Business
Blackstone has reportedly withdrawn its bid for Dell, leaving the way open for founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake to buy out the company, reports Reuters....
08:50 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Google's One Today App Aims To Make Charitable Donations A More Social, And Frequent, Experience
Today, Google quietly ushered in a new application built on top of its non-profit arm, Google.org. The app is called One Today, and it’s currently invite only for Android users at this time. The...
08:11 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch BBC America & Twitter Announce Content-Sharing Partnership
BBC America has announced via a tweet that it will partner with Twitter to offer the "first in-Tweet branded video synced to entertainment TV series." News of the deal comes after a few days after a r...
05:10 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Formation 8 Raises Its First Fund Of $448M To Plug Silicon Valley Startups Into Asian Conglomerates
Formation 8 wants to bring venture capital back to its roots: investing in solutions to hard technology problems that could change the world. It just raised its first fund of $448 million -- but with ...
04:42 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Former Googlers Launch Synergyse, An Interactive In-App Training Service For Google Apps
Today, over five million businesses are now using Google Apps to help their employees collaborate and connect via the cloud. In just a few years, the adoption of Google's productivity suite has skyroc...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch How Mobile Personal Assistant Donna Simplifies Your Life By Combining Design And Data
I've already told you about Donna, the new mobile personal assistant from Incredible Labs. But if you haven't actually had a chance to play with the app yourself, it's difficult to explain how it's di...
03:04 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Durex's New Long-Distance Sexy Time Fundawear Is Exactly That
The thought of buying underwear from the same company that makes your condoms might sound shocking at first. But don't be so quick to judge, especially where sex is concerned, as Durex has just announ...
02:57 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Win The Stock Market With Crowdsourced Advice From New App Robinhood
Most people are too scared to seriously play the stock market. Few amateurs know enough to confidently invest on their own. Luckily, free iOS app Robinhood launches today to put crowdsourced finance w...
01:51 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Confirms Its Plans To Bring Windows 8 To Smaller Touch-Enabled Devices Soon
During its Q3 2013 earnings call today, Microsoft’s outgoing CFO Peter Klein noted that the company plans to bring Windows 8 to smaller devices. Until now, Windows 8 was mostly geared toward des...
01:43 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Larry Page Says Google Glass Runs On Android
Google's CEO Larry Page revealed something during today's earnings call that his company doesn't seem to have actually spelled out before: Google Glass runs on Android. In response to a question about...
01:42 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Larry Page Says Mobile Apps Won't Hurt Search: The Information Wants To Be Found'
During the conference call discussing Google's latest earnings report, executives were asked about how mobile will affect the company's business both the general usage of search, as well as Google's ...
01:33 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Researchers Expect To See A $6.5 Billion Market For Home Robotics By 2017
Sure, we have our Roombas and a few AR Drones here and there, but researchers expect that we'll have many more - and better - robots within the next few years and that the overall market should hit $6...
01:32 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Once Again, YouTube Prevails In Viacom Case
YouTube has once again beaten Viacom in the long-running copyright case that the companies have spent the last several years fighting. This marks the second time U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton has ...
01:07 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Aims To Replace Your Phone App By Bringing VoIP Home With US Rollout To Android Messenger
Now the Facebook can really start to replace your phone. Today Facebook rolled out its free VoIP voice calling feature to US users of Home and its Android Messenger app. That means even less reason to...
01:07 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Voice Calling Now Available To All US Users Thanks To Today's Android Rollout
Now the Facebook can really start to replace your phone. Today Facebook rolled out its free VoIP voice calling feature to US users of Home and its Android Messenger app. That means even less reason to...
12:53 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Larry Page: It's Important For Google To Focus On Future Big Bets, Not Just Incremental Changes
During today’s Google Q1 2013 earnings call, CEO Larry Page gave us a rundown on exactly what the company has been up to in this quarter, as well as some insight on how he’s currently runn...
12:53 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Larry Page: Google's Focus On Constant Iteration Will Shift Toward Big Bets Like Google Fiber And Glass
During today’s Google Q1 2013 earnings call, CEO Larry Page gave us a rundown on exactly what the company has been up to in this quarter, as well as some insight on how he’s currently runn...
12:43 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Chris Dixon To Speak At Disrupt NY, As A VC
Chris Dixon is back in New York quite a bit, he tells me, even though he recently got a place in San Francisco as part of his new job as a partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He'll be at Disrupt NY the we...
12:14 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch IBM's Q1 2013 Misses On Revenue Of $23.4B, EPS Of $3.00, As Service Revenue Suffers
IBM announced its Q1 2013 earnings today, reporting net revenues of $23.4 billion andearningsper share of $3.00. EPS was an improvement over last year’s numbers (of 8 percent), while revenue was...
12:11 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Google Reports Mixed Q1 2013 Earnings: Revenue Up 31 Percent To $14B, Net Income Of $3.35B, Beats EPS Estimates
Google last two earnings releases were made even more notable than usual because of the unexpected events that preceded them, but todays release of the companys fiscal Q1 2013 financials was as almost...
12:05 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft's Q3 2013 Results Beat Expectations With EPS Of $0.72, Miss On $20.49B In Revenue, CFO Peter Klein Leaving
Microsoft just reported the results for its third financial quarter of 2013. The company’s revenue came in just under expectations at $20.49 billion but it beat expectation with an earnings per ...
12:03 am GMT - Fri, April 19, 2013
Techcrunch Where's Twitter Music For Android? Why Today's Tech Companies Are Still Going iOS First
Where is Twitter Music for Android? With today's launch of Twitter's new music discovery platform, the company has again made a move to sideline the install base of around half the U.S.'s smartphone a...
11:06 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Hello Social Launches Platform And API For Building And Monitoring Every Aspect Of Social Marketing Campaigns
Hello Social is a new Toronto-based startup launching today, with the aim of improving the amount of useful data captured from online social media marketing campaigns. The startup, co-founded by desig...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch In The Studio, Greylock's David Sze Shares Detailed Lessons From His Career
"In The Studio" this week hosts a special guest who doesn't typically go on camera that often. As a result, I decided to make this particular episode of the show longer to capture my entire discussion...
10:55 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Researchers Build New Batteries That Charge Instantly And Hold Hours Of Juice
A group of researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created microbatteries that charge 1,000 times faster than normal batteries and can, feasibly, "jump-start a car" while poweri...
10:10 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch One Year Later, Twice As Many Democrats Vote For Cybersecurity Bill And Defy Obama
So much for President Obama’s election mandate and the notion that Democrats are concerned about privacy. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sha...
09:57 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013
A big city needs a big tech event, which is why I’m pleased to announce the massive TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2013 agenda. It’s a schedule chock-full of amazing speakers, great panels, and al...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Video App Socialcam Adds Expanded User Profiles, Camera Switching, And Hashtags That Work
The team behind mobile video app Socialcam just keeps on trucking. The company, which is now part of Autodesk, is releasing a new version of its app today, adding a bunch of features that users have a...
09:13 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Goodbye Sherpa, Hello Osito! Predictive Intelligence iOS App Rebrands And Graduates From Beta
It was only about three weeks ago when the team behind predictive intelligence app Sherpa announced a hefty seed round and that it was rolling the app out to private beta users. Now it seems they're a...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Storify Aims For Marketers With its New Storify Business' Plan, Redesigns Free Version Too
Last month, social media curation service Storify revealed its first paid plan, Storify VIP. It sounds like VIP is designed for large media organizations (the first announced customer was the BBC), bu...
08:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Hailo Is Hiring To Bring Its On-Demand Taxi App To San Francisco And Washington, D.C.
Taxi e-hail startup Hailo is looking to expand the number of cities that it serves, and could soon add San Francisco and Washington, D.C. to that list. Based on a couple of job postings on the company...
08:35 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Move Over Chat Heads. Ustwo's New App Honk! Wants You To Meme-ify Your Friends With Visually Explosive Messaging
Just when you thought chat app makers had run out of things to say -- i.e. because they've said it all already, via text, VoIP, videochatting, emoticons, snaps, pokes, stickers, Chat Heads, WHATEVER -...
08:28 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Google+ Commenting System For Blogger, Coming To The Rest Of The Web Soon?
Google today announced that bloggers on its Blogger publishing platform can now enable a new Google+-powered commenting system for their sites. This means Blogger users can now use Google+ a...
08:20 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Finally, A Competency-Based College Gets Approved
Days are numbered for colleges that award degrees based on the amount of time students sit in a classroom. The U.S. Department Of Education approved financial aid for a new self-paced, online learning...
08:17 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch These 3D-Printable Lithopanes Are Today's DIY Coolness
Lithopanes are objects created to let light through to different degrees, allowing you to create a sort of greyscale image that is visible when the plate is placed against a light source. Created by t...
08:08 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Product Design Agency BERG To Become BERG Cloud, An Internet Of Things Startup
Globally-known London-based product and design consultancy Berg has become best known for its work with major tech companies such as Apple and Twitter, as well as it's now famous "Little Printer" desi...
07:33 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon's S3 Now Stores 2 Trillion Objects, Up From 1 Trillion Last June, Regularly Peaks At Over 1.1M Requests Per Second
At at AWS Summit in New York today, Amazon announced that its S3 storage service now holds more than 2 trillion objects. That’s up from 1 trillion last June and 1.3 trillion in November, when th...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Actor-Investor Ashton Kutcher To Talk A-Grade Fund, What He's Into At Disrupt NY
Silicon Valley didn't believe in actor-investors, just a few years ago. Then Ashton Kutcher stepped in and started making a bunch of smart, well-informed bets. He has money in Skype, Foursquare, Flipb...
06:57 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Launches Open Graph Mobile, Updated iOS SDK With Improved Login And Sharing
Facebook today unveiled three new products at its Mobile Developer Conference in NYC that will put the company on an even faster track to becoming a mobile-first platform. The company announced Open G...
06:49 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Appreciate Is A New Way To Find Quality Apps On Android
The Android marketplace, Google Play, may now be catching up with the Apple App Store in terms of sheer number of applications available, but finding the better-quality apps outside of the big names i...
06:36 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter #Music Depends Upon, But Also Pales In Comparison To, Other Music Discovery Services
Twitter #Music got its big public debut today, and at first blush the service is visually impressive, well-designed and features smart, opportunistic integrations. Those integrations, with Rdio and Sp...
06:20 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch iOS Still Top Platform For Monetising Mobile Ads, Opera's Q1 Study Finds, iPhone Also Beating Android For Generating Ad Traffic
Opera has just put out its latest State of Mobile Advertising report for Q1 2013 and its findings put the iPhone back on top for "impression volume" (i.e. generating the most traffic to mobile ads), r...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch CEO Elop: Nokia Will Make $653M In Patent Licensing This Year, Watching Closely' For More Targets
Nokia today posted Q1 earnings that show the Finnish company still trying to recover from a fast-declining legacy handset business. But in the meantime, it is continuing to play another card in its ha...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch CEO Elop: Nokia Will Make $653M In Patent Licensing Revenues This Year, Watching Closely' For More Targets
Nokia today posted Q1 earnings that show the Finnish company still trying to recover from a fast-declining legacy handset business. But in the meantime, it is continuing to play another card in its ha...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Vizu Survey Finds An Online Shift Towards Brand Advertising (Plus Mobile, Social, And Video)
Nielsen-owned Vizu is releasing its 2013 Online Advertising Performance Outlook today, and the results suggest that despite concerns about measurement and return on investment, marketers plan to incre...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch To Serve A Growing Mobile Audience, ModCloth Arrives On iPhone
Indie and vintage clothing site ModCloth has arrived on the iPhone, following the launch of the iPad native application earlier this year. The move comes at a time when the e-commerce company reports ...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch To Serve Its Growing Mobile Audience, ModCloth Arrives On iPhone
Indie and vintage clothing site ModCloth has arrived on the iPhone, following the launch of the iPad native application earlier this year. The move comes at a time when the e-commerce company reports ...
05:19 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Nintendo's $20 Circle Pad Pro Is Coming to The 3DS XL In The U.S. This Friday
Nintendo is gearing up to bring an extra nub to your 3DS XL, if that's what you're into. The company listed the previously Japan-only accessory on its website in the U.S. today, with an anticipated sh...
04:58 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Kills AppGratis' Push Notifications In Second Hammer Blow To Its iOS App DiscoveryPromotion Business
After booting out app discovery and promotion platform, AppGratis, from the App Store earlier this month for violating two clauses of its developer T&Cs, Apple has now followed up with a second bl...
04:58 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo's New Mail App For iPad, Android Tablets Brings Fullscreen Reading And Speedy Inbox Management
Yahoo has just released a shiny new dedicated Yahoo! Mail application for iPads and Android tablets, following up on the big Mail interface overhaul they started rolling out back in December.While it'...
04:58 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo's Surprisingly Gorgeous New iOS Weather App Centers Around Crowdsourced City Photos
While Yahoo! has quietly powered iOS' basic built-in Weather app since the platform's earliest days, they've never gotten around to launching a standalone iOS Weather app of their very own until toda...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Verizon Activated 4M iPhones In Q1 2013: 50% iPhone 5, And 50% Older Devices
Verizon said today on its earnings conference call that it had activated 4 million total iPhones during Q1 2013, of which half were LTE devices and half were 3G. That means 50 percent, or around 2 mil...
04:13 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Goes To Good Morning America To Confirm Twitter #Music, Aiming Straight For The Mainstream
Word of a standalone music service out of Twitter has been floating around for a week or so, but today the company took to the Good Morning America show to officially announce the service, comprised o...
04:11 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Crowdtilt Confirms $12M Raise From Andreessen, Sean Parker, Dave Morin & Others; Tables Mobile Acquisition
Last month, we reported that Crowdtilt, the Y Combinator alum that launched just over a year ago with plans to become "the Kickstarter for any group," had raised $12 million in Series A financing from...
04:04 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Voddler, Sweden's Spotify For Video,' Takes Its Freemium Streaming And Sharing Service Global
Voddler, the Swedish film and TV streaming service that has been described as the "Spotify for video," is going global to take on Netflix, Amazon, Vdio, BitTorrent, and the many others in this space. ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Actor-Investor Ashton Kutcher To Talk A-Grade Fund, What He's Into At Disrupt NY
Silicon Valley didn't believe in actor-investors, just a few years ago. Then Ashton Kutcher stepped in and started making a bunch of smart, well-informed bets. He has money in Skype, Foursquare, Flipb...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Volio Users Can Now Share Their Conversational Videos As Voliocasts
Volio, a startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz (among others) and led by Nuance founder Ron Croen, launched last month with the promise of allowing apps to create a conversational experience with thei...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch UK Online Payments Platform GoCardless Raises $3.3 Million Series A, Plans To Expand Across Europe
GoCardless, the Y Combinator-backed payments startup based in the U.K., has raised a $3.3 million Series A round of funding, led by existing investors Accel Partners and Passion Capital. The company h...
03:37 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Verizon's Q4 2013 Sees Revenues Miss At $29.4B, EPS Beat At $0.68, Now Has 98.9M Total Wireless Customers
Verizon reported its Q4 2013earnings today, including revenue for the quarter of $29.4B and EPS of $0.68. The results were mixed, topping expectations in terms of earnings per share, and falling sligh...
03:37 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Verizon's Q1 2013 Sees Revenues Miss At $29.4B, EPS Beat At $0.68, Now Has 98.9M Total Wireless Customers
Verizon reported its Q1 2013 earnings today, including revenue for the quarter of $29.4B and EPS of $0.68. The results were mixed, topping expectations in terms of earnings per share, and falling slig...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Zonoff Raises $3.8 Million From Valhalla And Grotech To Connect The Internet Of Things
Zonoff just raised something like $3.8 million in Series A funding from Valhalla Partners and Grotech Ventures. It wants to act like the connective tissue between various smart devices and appliances ...
03:10 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia To Follow Samsung's Lead By Launching A Phablet This Year, Along With 40MP Lumia PureView & Lighter Lumia 920, Reports FT
According to the FT, which cites people with knowledge of Nokias plans, the former worldwide number one mobile maker (whose crown was snatched by Samsung) is planning several high end smartphones this...
02:07 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Q1 2013 Misses With Sales Of $7.6B With $0.03 Loss Per Share; 5.6M Lumias Sold
Nokia has just reported is results for Q1 2013 with sales of $7.6 billion and a non-IFRS loss per share of $0.03 (and a reported EPS of $0.09) — a mixed result compared to analyst estimates, who...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Tastebuds Scores $600K To Help You Meet People Who Share Your Musical Taste, U.S. Launch Imminent
Tastebuds, the London-based startup that matches people based on their musical tastes, has been kicking around for a while now. Now the company looks like it's finally set to step on the gas. Today it...
11:15 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Disconnect 2 Brings More Privacy To Your Browser, Lets You Block 2K+ Sites From Tracking Your Activity Online
With the Era of Over-sharing and the Social Fire Hose upon us, the heft and value of privacy is changing — and, for better or worse, many argue that it’s diminishing. Perturbed by the acce...
10:45 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Disconnect 2 Brings More Privacy To Your Browser, Lets You Block 2K+ Sites From Tracking Your Activity Online
With the Era of Over-sharing and the Social Fire Hose upon us, the heft and value of privacy is changing -- and, for better or worse, many argue that it's diminishing. Perturbed by the access many com...
10:02 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch SMB Inventory Management Startup TradeGecko Partners With Xero Accounting
Cloud-based inventory and sales management developer TradeGecko has announced that it is now integrated with online accounting system Xero. The Singapore-based company says that the partnership will a...
09:39 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch HTML5 WebSocket Developer Kaazing Raises $15M From NEA, Columbus Nova Technology Partners
Kaazing, a provider of live Web and mobile communication and the developer of HTML5 WebSocket, has raised $15 million in funding, bringing the company’s total financing to $39 million. New inves...
08:05 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Good Morning America Says Twitter Will Make A Big Announcement' On The Show Tomorrow
Good Morning America has tweeted that Twitter will be making a major announcement on the show tomorrow.Tomorrow on #GMA: @twitter will be making a BIG announcement... tune in! Good Morning America (@G...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Tribeca Film Festival Narrows Down #6SecFilms Submissions To A Short List Of 40 Awesome Vines
Less than a month ago, Tribeca Film Festival opened up a sub-competition within the festival for those of us with a knack for brevity: the Tribeca Film Festival's #6SecFilms competition. Partnering wi...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Q1 Venture Capital Spending And Number Of Deals Down, M&A Activity Drops 44 Percent And Pre-Money Valuations Plummet
Dow Jones Venture Source released its quarterly report on the state of venture capital, including data on number of VC deals, funds raised, M&A and IPOs in the technology sector. According to the ...
07:59 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Updates iPhone, Android Apps With A Personalized Activity Stream, Better Navigation, And Ads
With the ink still drying on last week's acquisition of news aggregation app Pulse, LinkedIn continues to double down on mobile, the fastest-growing consumer service among its 200 million members. Tod...
06:32 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Considering DRAM Chips From SK Hynix, An Apple Supplier
Samsung Electronics may purchase mobile memory chips from South Korean rival SK Hynix for devices including the Galaxy S, said J.K. Shin, head of Samsung's mobile business. If the deal goes through, i...
06:27 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Andreessen-Backed MinoMonsters Follows Rovio's Lead, Signs Book Deal, Releases Trailer As It Plans Move Into TV, Film, Toys
MinoMonsters launched in early 2011 on a mission to become the Pokmon of social games, allowing gamers to explore a world inhabited by bite-sized, furry monsters, taking them on quests and battling th...
06:09 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch MediaWire Mobile Helps Print Publishers Build Apps Affordably
There's been a lot of excitement around the possibilities that smartphones and especially tablets offer to traditional publishers, but they also present a big challenge the costs are often too high, ...
06:01 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter's Kevin Weil Says The Big Advantage Of The Company's New Keyword Targeting Is Timing
Earlier today, Twitter announced that it will allow advertisers to target their promoted content based on the keywords in tweet. I had a brief conversation with Senior Director of Revenue Products Kev...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch With Its Biggest Update Yet, Ness Debuts Instant, Personalized Restaurant Recommendations, Says Events, Nightlife Are Next
Ness, the restaurant recommendations app that uses social data combined with machine-learning techniques to offer personalized suggestions, has released the next major version of its application today...
05:42 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Chinese Gaming Publisher Yodo1 Raises $5M In Round Led By Singapore's SingTel Innov8
Yodo1, a Beijing-based company that works intensively with Western game developers to bring their titles to the Chinese market, raised $5 million from SingTel Innov8, the corporate venture arm of a mo...
04:35 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Hands On With The Toshiba Kirabook: Can Great Hardware Coupled With An Amazing Display Save Windows PCs?
With PC laptop shipments projected to decline by 7.3% this year, Windows 8 machines desperately need ashot multiple shots of adrenaline. The Toshiba Kirabook may be just that. The Kirabook is Toshibas...
04:13 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Source: Mashery Is Selling To Intel For More Than $180M
We're hearing from a source familiar with deliberations that Intel is buyingMashery for more than $180 million, in a move that shows how the chipmaker is slowly becoming both a hardware and a software...
03:31 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch A Day With Glass: First Impressions Of The Early Days Of Google's Latest Moonshot
As we shared yesterday, the process to actually pay for the Glass Explorer Edition was quite simple. The next step in the process is actually getting your device, which can be done by picking it up at...
03:01 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Fits.me Closes $7.2M Series A To Aggressively Expand Its Virtual Fitting Room Tech In Europe, Start Prepping For U.S. Push
Try-for-size-before-you buy virtual fitting room startup Fits.me has closed a 5.5M ($7.2M) Series A round. It's not all new money -- we covered the first 1.5M tranche, back in January 2012 -- but the ...
02:45 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's Ad Exchange Director, Former AdGrok CEO Antonio Garcia-Martinez, Hits The Road
"FBX was my baby that I staked everything on. We shipped it fast, scaled it up, and now the baby talks and can walk to school, but I don't feel I need to babysit it," says Antonio Garcia-Martinez, pro...
02:18 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch At NSA, The Cloud Is About Big Data And Moving Beyond IT
The National Security Agency (NSA) cloud is about big data and creating unicorns. And it all started when some geeks stole two servers. It makes no sense, according to conventional thinking, but these...
01:25 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Join Us And Shawn Fanning For A Special Screening Of DOWNLOADED At Disrupt NY
Napster co-founder Shawn Fanning and documentarian Alex Winter will be at TechCrunch Disrupt NY next week, joining our truly badass lineupto talk about their upcoming Napster documentary DOWNLOADED. &...
12:46 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Pocket Launches Send To Friend' Feature For One-To-One Sharing As It Hits 35M Saves Per Month
Save for later service Pocket debuted a new feature today, which allows users to quickly send content saved to their Pocket accounts to contacts from within the app. The feature uses that most old-sch...
12:18 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Thanks To PayPal And Marketplace Growth, eBay's Q1 2013 Revenue Up 14 Percent To $3.7B, Net Income Up 19 Percent
After posting strong Q4 2012 results in January, eBay once again saw better than expected financial results in Q1 2013. Revenue was up 14% to $3.7 billion, compared to the same period of 2012. The com...
12:15 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Immigration Bill Simplified: 5 Proposed Changes For High-Skilled Immigrants
The US Senate dropped an 844-page immigration bill on America's shoulders' today [PDF]. For decades, the tech industry has been begging for more immigrant engineers, researchers, and investors. Here's...
12:01 am GMT - Thu, April 18, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Makes 1,000 Windows 8 Quickstart Kits Available To iOS Developers: $25 For Win 8 Pro & Parallels For Mac
Two weeks ago, Microsoft launched its Windows 8 Quickstart kits for web developers who want to test their web apps on Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 8 on their Macs. That offer sold out very quickly...
11:54 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Google Announces Provo, Utah As The Third Google Fiber City And Acquires The Local Fiber Provider
If you live in Provo, Utah: Congratulations, you just joined the fairly exclusive club of geeks who don't have to whine about Google Fiber not coming to your city.Google, along with Mayor John Curtis,...
11:53 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Canadian Trio Creates Angel-Funded PaintBottle, A Porn Site For The 21st Century
Three Canadian entrepreneurs from Montreal, John Phillips, Craig Hensley, and Amy Ambrose, wanted to fix what was wrong in porn. As you can imagine, their site - which I'll link to after this so you d...
11:28 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Brandcast Banks $1.8M From Benioff To Take The BS Out Of Cross-Web Business Presences
Whether you're an Etsy seller or a multi-national conglomerate, maintaining a sync'd an stylish web and mobile is presence is harder than it should be. You either use a cheap toy website creator or an...
11:24 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Quantcast Passes $100M Run-Rate, Lands Senior Hires As Ads Business Booms
Online display advertising has been a murky business -- who is actually viewing all those ads, and do those ads make a difference to them? Quantcast has been quietly trying to solve this problem since...
11:02 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch PanaCast Is A Unique Panoramic Video Conferencing Experience
Video conferencing, especially in a work setting, can be a real pain in the ass. But PanaCast, unlike other video conferencing platforms, actually seems like something that would be both fun and excee...
10:55 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Riding The Consumerization Wave, Concur Launches An App Store To Show Off Its Partners, Investments
Travel and expense management giantConcuris today launching an app store of its own, featuring the applications from companies it has partnered with, as well as those it has invested in through its re...
10:55 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Concur Launches An App Store To Show Off Its Partners, Investments
Travel and expense management giantConcuris today launching an app store of its own, featuring the applications from companies it has partnered with, as well as those it has invested in through its re...
10:47 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Google Extends Chrome Download Warnings To Include Files That Could Allow The Installation Of Malicious Extensions
Chrome will soon warn users when they are about to download software that could try to change how the browser handles extensions. Specifically, this extension to the company’s Safe Browsing syst...
10:15 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Stipple Expands Its Shopping Capabilities With Full In-Image Stores
Stipple, a startup that allows publishers to enrich images with additional content and links, is launching a new feature that it says will allow merchants to include a full-fledged online store in an ...
10:05 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch The Puc Is A Kickstarted Steel Ice Cube That Won't Wet Your Whiskey
Designers Dave and Calvin Laituri have joined forces to kickstart Pucs, small, stainless-steel icecube replacements that promise to chill your drink without wetting it down. The Pucs are milled of sol...
09:49 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch These 10,000 Falling iPhones Are A Friendly Reminder That Fake Videos Are Getting Crazy Real
Ah. Remember the good ol' days of the Internet? When the only fakes we had to worry about were the images and the people? Video was like a safe haven. Sure, there'd be some shakycam footage of a dude ...
09:32 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Evernote Wants To Build Its Own Hardware, First With Partners And Then In-House
Online note-taking company Evernote revealed something very interesting via its CEO Phil Libin, who told IDG News Service that his company wants to design hardware products and eventually make them it...
09:13 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Shares Dip Below $400, Representing A 16-Month Low
Apple shares (NASDAQ:AAPL) are currently trading down at $398.11, 6.6 percent below yesterday's closing price of $426.24. It represents a stark downturn for the stock as well as a 16-month low. Earnin...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Stinky Is A PC Game Controller For Your Feet That Actually Works Well
I've spent the last two days playing a lot of Battlefield 3. With my feet. For science. The Stinky controller is an aptly named PC peripheral that's currently looking for funds through Kickstarter. Si...
08:54 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Sources Say Amazon Acquired Siri-Like Evi App For $26M Is A Smartphone Coming?
When Siri arrived on the iPhone 4S it seemed like a magic piece of software. The future had arrived. But it wasn't alone. True Knowledge, a British startup with a natural language search engine develo...
08:43 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch As The Smart Calendar Market Heats Up, Calendo For iPhone Doesn't Want To Just Manage Your Calendar It Wants To Fill It
In recent months, the iOS App Store has filled with "smart" calendars like Sunrise, Tempo, and Cue, for example, but despite its name, a new Tel Aviv-based startup called Calendo isn't trying to direc...
08:35 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Introduces Optional Two-Factor Authentication For Its Online User Accounts
Microsoft todayannounced that it has launched two-step authentication for its Microsoft accounts. This optional feature, which will roll out to all Microsoft accounts over the next few days, works pre...
08:16 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch New Keyword Targeting Lets Twitter Ads Chase Purchase Intent, Similar To Search Ads
Twitter today took the latest step in their bid to build up their advertising business: it has introduced keyword targeting to their platform. This means that brands and others can now plan and serve ...
08:04 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Bill Gurley To Join Us For Disrupt NY
Venture capitalist Bill Gurley has become an institution in Silicon Valley. He and his VC firm, Benchmark, have invested in some of the most disruptive technology companies in the past ten years, incl...
08:01 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Productivity App Wunderlist Is Launching A Paid, Pro Version Aimed At Business Users
As the world of productivity and calendaring apps continues to get more crowded, one of the bigger players from Europe stepping up its game: Wunderlist, the to-do app with 9 million downloads to date,...
07:58 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Founder Stories: Snaplogic's Gaurav Dhillon On The Importance Of Timing
Founding a company is both lonely and challenging I know. Guarav Dhillon first went through this journey almost two decades ago when there were fewer support outlets. Now today as Dhillon is running ...
07:39 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Ziptask Launches Its End-To-End Outsourcing Platform For Small- To Medium-Sized Enterprises
There's a space in between something like a TaskRabbit and a full-featured consulting firm with physical offices and in-person assets, and that's where current TechStars class member Ziptask hopes to ...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Improved JScramber 3 Helps JavaScript And HTML5 Developers Obfuscate Their Code
I’m all for open source and freely sharing code, but there are also occasions when it’s necessary to hide some of the mechanics behind a web-based application. That where JScramber comes i...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Improved JScrambler 3 Helps JavaScript And HTML5 Developers Obfuscate Their Code
I’m all for open source and freely sharing code, but there are also occasions when it’s necessary to hide some of the mechanics behind a web-based application. That’s where JScramble...
07:25 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Apple And Google's App Stores Now Neck And Neck Except On The Metric That Matters Most To Developers: Revenue
On nearly all fronts, Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android marketplace, Google Play, are essentially tied. Apple offers some 800,000+ apps, Google claims 700,000 officially, but thi...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Piggybackr Launches Its Kickstarter For Kids' To Let Youth Get In On The Crowdfunding Wave
Crowdfunding has changed the game for many grownups who need money to achieve their dreams, whether that's making a film, building a unique new gadget, or becoming president. But sites like Kickstarte...
06:51 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Patent Describes A Mobile Payment System That Keeps Transactions Anonymous
A new patent published by the USPTO today (via PhoneArena) indicates that Amazon is looking into a way to limit the amount of data exchanged when two parties engage in a mobile payment transaction. Th...
06:43 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Confirmed: Red-Hot Gaming Startup Supercell Raised $130M, Made $179M Last Quarter
Last month, we posted a bit of a rumor: that Finland’s Supercell — likely the most lucrative iOS gaming company in the world — had raised about $100 million in funding in a round led...
06:39 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Sherpa, The Top Spanish-Speaking Personal Assistant App, Comes To The U.S. For Android [TCTV]
The “personal assistant” craze is in full effect on mobile devices, with Apple’s SIRI kicking off the fun. The dream of being able to speak out loud and have information come back to...
06:03 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch BodeTree, A Startup Making Small Business Finance Less Boring, Raises $1.4 Million
BodeTree, an online service that helps small business owners better understand their finances, has raised $1.4 million in seed funding, led by Denver-based Greenline Ventures. Though a company working...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Poncho, For Those Who Can't Be Bothered To Open A Weather App
Long before the era of iPads and Snapchats and holographic Tupacs, some of the greatest minds in tech and science spent their life trying to understand weather patterns. Since, we’ve evolved to ...
05:25 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Medium Acquires Matter As Long-Form Journalism Site Joins Evan Williams Startup
Medium, the content creation platform started by Twitter co-founders Ev Williams and Biz Stone, has acquired Matter, the science and technology journalism startup cofounded by former long-time Guardia...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Gmail, Google Drive And Docs Currently Experiencing Partial Outage
A number of users and Google now report that Gmail for Google Apps, as well as Google Drive, Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations and the Admin control panel/API are currently experiencing service d...
05:19 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Mainline App Stores Still Dominate iOSAndroid App Discovery, Finds Forrester, But Word Of Mouth & Social Recommendations Also Key
Research firm Forrester has put out a new report exploring best practices for developers trying to get their apps noticed. Its findings include that word of mouth and social discovery play a key role ...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Nexus Tablet Sales Estimate Shows The Nexus 10 Is Probably Not A Popular Option
Nexus tablet device sales remain a bit nebulous, since Google doesn't give out specific numbers around them. But industry watchers, and Benedict Evans in particular, often try to pierce the veil to fi...
05:03 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry's QNX Inks Deal With 7digital For In-Car Music Service, Gears Up For Automotive Rivalry With Apple
BlackBerry has been hit hard by Apple and Android in the enterprise smartphone market, and now it's making some moves to make sure that it doesn't face the same fate in the automotive segment. QNX, Bl...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Eating Fast Is Destroying Your Body. The HAPIfork's Buzz Can Help
Modern day eating habits are making us fat, stupid, and sick. Even for those high-octane health-nuts with the discipline to have a salad, rapid eating between meetings can cause weight gain, brain fog...
04:48 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Bitbar Raises $3M From Qualcomm, Creathor, DFJ Esprit, And Finnvera For Its Testdroid Mobile App Testing Platform
Bitbar, the startup behind cloud-based mobile app testing platform Testdroid, has announced that it has closed a $3 million funding round. The round was led by Creathor Venture, DFJ Esprit, Finnvera V...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Peter Thiel's Breakout Labs Funds Nanostraws And A Siri-Like Natural Language Processing Startup
Breakout Labs, a Peter Thiel-backed effort that supports startups doing cutting-edge research that might still be too risky to get traditional venture backing, just put capital into another two compan...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Foxconn Becomes Largest Microsoft Patent Licensee
Microsoft just scored a coup on the patent royalty front, with a new deal with Taiwanese phone maker, Hon Hai, which owns Foxconn. Under the terms of the deal, Microsoft will get paid a flat fee per A...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Foxconn Becomes Largest Microsoft Patent Licensee, Pays Royalty Per Android And Chrome Device
Microsoft just scored a coup on the patent royalty front, with a new deal with Taiwanese phone maker, Hon Hai, which owns Foxconn. Under the terms of the deal, Microsoft will get paid a flat fee per A...
01:05 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Jolla Confirms It Will Show Its Debut Handset Next Month And Kick Off Pre-Sales Campaign For Fans After Mid-May
Jolla, the Finnish startup comprised of ex-Nokians who left to keep the MeeGo fire burning, has confirmed it will be showing off its first handset next month, and kicking off a "pre-sales" campaign to...
01:05 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Jolla Confirms It Will Show Its Debut Handset Next Month & Kick Off Pre-Sales Campaign To Take Payments From Fans Ahead Of 2H Launch
Jolla, the Finnish startup comprised of ex-Nokians who left to keep the MeeGo fire burning, has confirmed it will be showing off its first handset next month, and kicking off a "pre-sales" campaign to...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Le Camping Alumni Augment Raises 220K To Take Its Augmented Reality Sales Tool To The U.S.
Despite its potential, the jury is arguably still out on the best use-case for Augmented Reality. But one startup, Augment, thinks it has the answer: helping to sell products by letting customers see ...
11:21 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Takes Its Android Appstore Global, Adding 200 More Countries In The Coming Months'
Amazon today took a big step forward in its strategy to take its app distribution business -- and its Kindle Fire hardware business -- global: it announced that its Android-based Appstore will expand ...
11:21 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Expands Its Android Appstore To 200 More Countries; It's All About Scale
Amazon today took a big step forward in its strategy to take its app distribution business -- and its Kindle Fire hardware business -- global: it announced that its Android-based Appstore will expand ...
11:21 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Expands Its Android Appstore To Nearly 200 Countries; It's All About Scale
Amazon today took a big step forward in its strategy to take its app distribution business -- and its Kindle Fire hardware business -- global: it announced that its Android-based Appstore will expand ...
10:02 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch China's E-Commerce Market Grew To $190B In 2012, Driven By Mobile Users and Social Media, Says CNNIC
China’s e-commerce market racked up a whopping 1.3 trillion RMB ($190 billion USD) worth of transactions in 2012, according to a report by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) (...
09:43 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Tylr Mobile Launches An Email Inbox For Salespeople That Connects To Salesforce.com
Tylr Mobile today announced WorkinBox, a new mobile email inbox for salespeople connected toSalesforce.com. WorkinBox matches incoming email with CRM data to help sales people prioritize and focus on ...
08:29 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Huawei & ZTE Under Scrutiny Again, This Time By The European Commission For Unfair Competition
Another round of headaches for Chinese telecom equipment makers Huawei and ZTE--after previously facing scrutiny over security concerns in the U.S., the two companies are now being targeted by the Eur...
08:01 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Google Ventures-Backed Messaging Startup, Just.me, Launches iOS App In 155 Countries32 Languages, Aiming To Rattle Social's Cage
Following its beta launch at the end of January, just.me, the mobile messaging startup from Keith Teare, co-founder of TechCrunch and partner at incubator Archimedes Labs, has launched its first app, ...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Instart Logic Raises $17M From Andreessen Horowitz Greylock To Improve Web And Mobile App Performance
Instart Logic, a company that provides a cloud-based service for web publishers to improves site performance over both mobile and WiFi networks, has raised $17 million in Series B funding from Andrees...
07:52 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch HackerEarth Screens Developer Candidates For Startups Through Programming Challenges
The hunt for great engineering talent is global. It’s not just in Silicon Valley that the competition is so fierce that there are even agents or auctions for developers. It’s true in India...
05:26 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch HealthKeep Launches An Anonymous Social Network To Let You Share And Track Health Information
Services like HealthTap have proliferated over the last year as a way to let anyone with questions about their health connect with real, licensed physicians online and avoid the pain of waiting in lin...
04:57 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Japan's KDDI Closes Their Twilio Clone, Partners With Twilio Instead
Back in April of 2012, KDDI Web Communications (part of KDDI, Japan's second largest telecoms company) launched boundio. Meant to allow developers to build services that ran over phone lines (like, sa...
04:33 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Heyzap Launches An AppData-Like Leaderboard For Mobile Games With User Counts
While Apple’s app store and Google Play have long had leaderboards for the most downloaded and lucrative apps, there hasn’t been that much transparency around engagement after the download...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Tests Its First Graph Search Ads, But They Aren't Targeted To Your Queries
Investors hope Facebook will eventually sell lucrative demand-fulfillment search ads, but it's starting conservatively. Today it begins a small test of its first ads on Graph Search, but they're not t...
03:55 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Live On 17 Campuses, Endorse.me Launches A Private Platform To Let Students & Employers Connect, Share Confidential Info
It's a tough job market out there for college job applicants, and students are looking for any way that can help them stand out from the crowd. While an increasing number of students look to apply to ...
03:37 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Last GroupSpaces Founder Calls It A Day After 7 Years, Departs To Build Stripe In The UK
Tonight in the UK there came a moment which you might call the end of an era in the UK tech startup scene. One of the first of the 'new wave' of startups from the mid-2000s lost its last founder, as A...
03:36 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Snapchat Experiences Spammy Growing Pains After Passing 150M Snaps Sent Per Day
Picture-messaging sensation Snapchat seems to experiencing some growing pains. CEO and co-founder Evan Spiegel said today that over 150 million pictures a day flow through the auto-destructing photo-s...
03:36 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Tallygram, OKCupid's Foray Into Friend Finding On Facebook, Hits The Deadpool
Tallygram, a Facebook-based friend finding app created by dating site OKCupid, has shut down, saying that the community never grew large enough to sustain the site. Tallygram, which originally billed ...
02:50 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer Unveils The First Results Of Its Hot New Summly Acquisition
In March, Yahoo made a big splash in its already dazzling list of acquisitions when it acquired Summly, a UK-based mobile startup led by 17-year-old founder Nick D'Aloisio that summarizes long texts t...
02:50 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Unveils The First Results Of Its Hot New Summly Acquisition
In March, Yahoo made a big splash in its already dazzling list of acquisitions when it acquired Summly, a UK-based mobile startup led by 17-year-old founder Nick D'Aloisio that summarizes long texts t...
02:50 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Monkey Island's Creator Describes The Sequel He's Definitely Not Making (Yet)
With the gash left by the LucasArts shutdown still a bit raw, this one's either going to feel like salt in the wound or a spark of hope.Ron Gilbert, creator of LucasArts' much-loved Monkey Island seri...
02:50 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Monkey Island's Creator Describes The Sequel He's Definitely, Positively Not Making (Yet)
With the gash left by the LucasArts shutdown still a bit raw, this one's either going to feel like salt in the wound or a spark of hope.Ron Gilbert, creator of LucasArts' much-loved Monkey Island seri...
02:47 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Streaming Set-Top Maker Roku Hires Former Logitech Exec Erik Bardman As Its New CFO
Streaming set-top box manufacturer Roku has hired a new CEO today, bringing in an executive who had cut his teeth at Logitech and eBay. Erik Bardman, former SVP of Finance and CFO of Logitech Internat...
02:13 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch An End To The Aggregation Debate? Repost Makes It Easy To Embed Articles
A new startup called Repost aims to make it easy for online publishers to distribute their articles via embedding the same way I can share a video from YouTube or a document from Scribd directly in a...
01:57 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Is Exploring New Ways For Android Users To Discover Tweets, Says Product VP Michael Sippey
Facebook boldly moved to expand its presence in the mobile space with its Android-only replacement last week (with mixed results), but it’s far from the only company who has shown interest in Go...
01:33 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Oovoo President Opens Up About Forthcoming Features As The Video Chat Sensation Crosses 75M Users
Oovoo has been on a tear of late, tripling its user base in the past year with Jay Samit at the wheel as president. We brought him into the studio to chat about Oovoo’s growth, the video chattin...
01:32 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Marissa Mayer Says Yahoo's Focus On Talent Is Paying Off - Workforce Declined 19%, But Top Talent Attrition Has Halved
Yahoo's Marissa Mayer said today that the company is nearing the end of its first "sprint" during her tenure as CEO. That sprint, she said, was was focused on "getting people to believe in Yahoo" and ...
01:29 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Wildfire Social Marketing Platform Cuts Standalone Plans To Upsell To Its Full Suite
When Google wanted to get into the game of selling social ads across all platforms, it decided to acquire a company that had the market on lockdown, Wildfire. Since the acquisition last July, little h...
12:59 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch The Updated Nook HD+ Is Still Fighting The Tablet Wars
The Nook HD+ came out last December to mixed reviews. The device had a great screen but problematic bugs caused laggy performance and low scores. The company has come out with an updated version ...
12:45 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Index Ventures' Mike Volpi
Index Ventures Partner Mike Volpi is our esteemed guest in the TechCrunch TV studio this week for our Ask A VC show. As you may remember, you can submit questions for Volpi either in the comments or h...
12:43 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Lively Is An Activity Sharing Platform That Helps You Keep Tabs On Your Independently Living Parents Or Grandparents
There are approximately 11.3 million elderly Americans that live independently in their own homes. Although many seniors choose to live by themselves without any assistance, it can be a challenge for ...
12:18 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch White House Threatens To Veto Cybersecurity Law, CISPA, Citing Privacy Concerns
The White House has officially threatened to veto the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) [PDF]. CISPA is designed to facilitate information sharing between technology ...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Fresh Tilled Soil Launches Embeddable WebRTC-Based Video Chat Widget
WebRTC allows developers to add real-time voice calls, video chats and file sharing to their web apps without the need for plugins. Chrome and Firefox now support this proposed standard and there is a...
12:11 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Q1 Beats Analysts With Earnings Per Share Of 38 Cents, (Ex-TAC) Revenue Flat At $1.07B
Yahoo just released its earnings report for the first quarter of 2013, with better-than-expected (non-GAAP) earnings per share of 38 cents. Revenue (excluding traffic acquisition costs) was flat compa...
12:06 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Intel's Q1 2013 Meets Revenue Expectations At $12.6B, Misses On EPS At $0.40 As PC Market Slows
Intel’s fiscal Q1 earnings are out today, and the company reported profit and earnings at expectations on revenue with $12.6 billion for the quarter, and below on earnings per share at $0.40, ac...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, April 17, 2013
Techcrunch Party In SF, For Charity
The TechCrunch SF staff normally goes to your parties, but tonight you can come to ours. And this one has a mission beyond drinking and tech talk -- we'll be donating the proceeds to a nonprofit, like...
11:56 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch If You Pre-Ordered Google Glass, Here's What To Expect Once Your Number Is Called
If you were one of the people who signed up last year at Google’s I/O conference to be a part of the “Glass Explorer” program, you might be getting your instructions on how to actual...
11:29 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Quick-Thinking Netizen Builds Simple Site To Stop A Boston Marathon Conspiracy Theory Kook
Conspiracy theorists have a habit of revealing the darkest side of the Internet when they snatch up important website names after national tragedies. Slate‘s Dave Weigel highlights one quick-thi...
11:02 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch All American Airlines Flights Grounded, Experiencing Nationwide Computer Outage
The Federal Aviation Administration has grounded all American Airlines flights until at least 5pm today, citing computer problems that have taken their reservations system down. We will update this st...
11:02 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch All American Airlines Flights Grounded, Experiencing Nationwide Computer Outage (Updated)
The Federal Aviation Administration has grounded all American Airlines flights until at least 5pm today, citing computer problems that have taken their reservations system down. We will update this st...
11:02 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Honeymoon Registry Wanderable Comes To iPhone, Lets Couples Edit Registries & Send Out Thank You's On The Go
Palo Alto-based Wanderable, a 500 Startups-backed company designed to help couples create wedding registries filled with "honeymoon experiences" instead of just gifts, is now available on the iPhone. ...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Hitpost Nabs Crowdstar Leader Courtland Alves As New CEO, Launches Sports Bet Game
How do you make sports gambling more addictive? Make it role playing game where you level up by completing quests of placing specific fake-money bets. And how does a sports community app like Hitpost...
10:31 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Polar's Sticky Polling App Gets Stickier With Its Latest Update, Closes In On 8M Total Votes
The overall landscape of mobile apps is an interesting one, with most of the top free titles on Apple’s App Store being games or services pushed by massive companies like Twitter (Vine) or Googl...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch IRS Promises To Abandon Warrantless Email Spying After Public Outcry
The IRS chief has promised to abandon a controversial policy of snooping emails without a warrant. During congressional testimony, the IRS’s acting commissioner, Steven Miller, said “we in...
09:48 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch This Crazy, Hack-tastic Music Video Makes Your Mouse Cursor The Star
An indie band relying on crowd-sourcing is nothing new; many a tour bus has been paid for by way of things like Kickstarter or Indiegogo. But a band asking for your mouse cursor, instead of your money...
09:32 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Action.IO Becomes Nitrous.IO, Raises $1M For Its Development Tools
Action.IO, a startup promising to make it easier to create, configure, and share development environments, just announced a new name Nitrous.IO and $1 million in seed funding.The round was led by Be...
09:18 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Software Is Eating The Mall
Online commerce is splitting into haves and have-nots as software eats up not just the world, but the mall. For every meteoric success story like Warby Parker's or even Zulily's, you have the bumpier ...
09:05 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Apps For Business Admins Can Now Manage Chrome Settings And Enable Legacy Browser Support For Older Web Apps
Google today added a new feature to Google Apps for Business that could make its Chrome browser significantly more palatable for businesses. The company’s new cloud-based management tool for Goo...
08:41 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches Redesigned Outlook.com For Android, Adds Conversation Threading
Microsoft today launched the latest version of its Android app for Outlook.com. The app first launched last November, but as Microsoft admits, the “Android app has been behind” its web and...
08:38 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Home For Android Will Be Available To International Users Today
If you like outside the United States, have the prerequisite hardware, and have been absolutely dying for a chance to (officially) take Facebook Home for a spin, today is your lucky day. Speaking at t...
08:38 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Data Company BlueKai Targets CPG Advertisers With IRI Partnership
BlueKai and Information Resources, Inc. just announced a partnership that will enable consumer packaged goods manufacturers to access IRI's offline shopping data through BlueKai and use it to target a...
08:35 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Makes Mobile Search Faster, Adds Expandable Sitelinks And Experimental Quick View Cards For Wikipedia Articles
Today, Google has introduced a few new features for when you’re searching on the go. The ability to find the information that you want on the fly is something that is required for mobile searchi...
08:19 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Do Consumers Really Want Touch?
It’s a blip: a Russian Microsoft portal aptly named MicrosoftPortal discovered a boolean setting called “CanSuppressStartScreen” that suggests that users of the upcoming version of W...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch With $1.1 Million In Funding, YC-Backed CrowdMed Launches To Crowdsource Medical Diagnoses
Y Combinator-backed startup CrowdMed hopes to use the wisdom of the crowds to speed up and lower the cost of diagnosing rare medical conditions. By crowdsourcing medical data and applying some patente...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Smartwatch Market Could Be A Third The Size Of The Netbook Market This Year (Maybe)
It's almost like Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft have actually launched smartwatches. Except of course they haven't. But who cares! Analyst house ABI Research has been stroking its collective bea...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Xamarin Launches Test Cloud Automated Mobile UI Testing Platform, Acquires Mobile Test Company LessPainful
Xamarin, the company behind the cross-platform mobile development platform with the same name, today announced that it has recently acquired the Danish mobile testing startup LessPainful. LessPainful ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Mailbox Drops Its Reservation System As It Revamps To Handle 100M MessagesDay
Mailbox, the email-reading and organizing app that was scooped up by Dropbox for reportedly $100 million in March after a barnstorming entry to the market, is dropping its reservation system -- a much...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Chat Heads Coming To iOS Facebook App Via Update Pushing Out Anytime Now
Chat Heads, the Facebook Home chat feature, will be coming to the iOS Facebook app this week, and is probably getting pushed to the store now, Facebook's Home team said today on stage at the AllThings...
07:58 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Evernote Hones Its Platform Ambitions, Teams Up With Docomo And Honda For A New Accelerator
Productivity app Evernote today is announcing that it is teaming up with Honda and the Japanese carrier Docomo to launch the Evernote Accelerator, a month-long mentorship program based at Evernote's H...
07:58 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Internet Ad Revenue Grew To $36.6B In 2012, Mobile Up 111 Percent (According To IAB)
The Internet Advertising Bureau just released its full-year report for 2012, showing that digital ad revenue set a new record of $36.6 billion, up 15 percent from 2011.Mobile was the fastest-growing c...
07:39 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Pintrips Launches A Collaborative Trip Planning Dashboard For Tracking Flights & Prices Across Destinations In Real-Time
Pintrips, a new personal travel planning startup, is today publicly entering the competitive, crowded travel space with the public debut of its online pinboard for tracking flights and prices. The ser...
07:27 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch WhatsApp Bigger Than Twitter With Over 200M Monthly Active Users, 8B Inbound And 12B Outbound Messages Daily
WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum was on stage today at the AllThingsD Dive Into Mobile conference in Now York City, where he said that the app is now larger than Twitter by monthly active users. He wouldn't say ...
07:18 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch MyCanvas Allows Homeowners To Access Their Personal Service Data History In The Cloud
Canvas is a portal for mobile business applications, used primarily by small businesses and contractors to replace their paper forms with smartphones apps. Today Canvas is announcing MyCanvas, a cloud...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch The RealReal Raises $14M To Bring The Consignment Model For Luxury And Designer Goods Online
The RealReal, an online consignment store for luxury goods, has raised $14 million in Series B funding led by InterWest with Canaan Partners, e.ventures, Greycroft Partners, Novel TMT Ventures, Panare...
06:57 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Here's The Next iPad, According To A Mess Of Leaked Images
Yet again, third-party accessory makers have revealed an upcoming iPad design. Alibaba.com is awash in cases for a redesigned iPad. Nearly every case is for a device that has a thinner bezel and slimm...
06:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Schmidt: Moto's Phones Are Phenomenal' But The Samsung Relationship Is A Defining One
Google chairman Eric Schmidt today denied that there is any tension between it and Samsung, the world's biggest handset maker and the biggest OEM partner for Google's Android mobile OS. "They have hun...
06:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Schmidt: Moto's New Phones Are Phenomenal' But The Samsung Relationship Is A Defining One
Google chairman Eric Schmidt today denied that there is any tension between his company and Samsung, the world's biggest handset maker and the biggest OEM partner for Google's Android mobile OS. "They...
06:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Leap Motion Controller Tech To Be Embedded In, And Bundled With, Future HP Devices
Leap Motion hasn't even launched its first product yet, and already the company is on a role. Now, it's announcing a collaboration with HP, to bring its brand of 3D motion control to that company's de...
06:24 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Eric Schmidt On Facebook Home-Style Android Modification: I Think It's Fantastic
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was on stage today at AllThingsD's Dive Into Mobile event in NYC, talking about his book and his vision for Google. When asked about how he and Google feel about...
06:15 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Crowdsourced Shopping Site The Hunt Raises Additional $700K From Ashton Kutcher, Other High-Profile Investors
The Hunt, a site that helps you find items to buy from photos posted on Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, and elsewhere, is today announcing $700,000 in additional funding, on top of the $2 million it had...
06:01 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Mercedes-Benz, Bosch And HDI Create New Accelerator With Startupbootcamp Berlin
We've seen a lot lately of car companies sidling up the technology world and vice versa. Consider Ford's Open Developer Program for instance. But today, three big companies get involved in startups, o...
05:52 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft's Terry Myerson Sees Windows Phone As A Well-Funded Startup, Downplays Smartphone Rumors
Microsoft Windows Phone chief Terry Ryerson took the stage at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference this morning, and wanted to make it very clear that he sees Windows Phone a little differently than oth...
05:48 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Social Media Marketing Platform SocialFlow Raises $10 Million Series B
SocialFlow, the makers of social marketing optimization technology that helps brands determine when to post their messages to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, as well as which messages th...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch With Smartphones, Consumers Think Brand And Price First, Carriers Second, Says New CompeteGoogle Research
The growth in smartphone usage -- supported by ever-faster mobile network speeds -- is also giving rise to a much more competitive landscape among carriers, handset makers and other phone retailers ta...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch With Smartphones, Consumers Think Brand And Price First, Carriers Second, Finds CompeteGoogle Research
The growth in smartphone usage -- supported by ever-faster mobile network speeds -- is also giving rise to a much more competitive landscape among carriers, handset makers and other phone retailers ta...
05:14 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Snapchat Now Sees 150M Images Shared Each Day, But Questions Of Profitability Still Linger
Snapchat has been picking up steam like crazy over the past weeks and months, and today at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel gave us a brief update on just how much tr...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Windows Azure Announces General Availability And Promises To Match Any AWS Price Drop
Microsoft has announced general availability for Windows Azure Infrastructure Services with a promise to match any price drop from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Microsoft marked the occasion with a decre...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Nosto Closes $2.8M Seed From Open Ocean Capital, SanomaVentures & Angels To Prep Full Launch Of Its Marketing SaaS-For-SMEs
Finnish startup Nosto has closed a $2.8 million seed round, including debt and grants, with backing from Open Ocean Capital, SanomaVentures and a number of undisclosed angel investors. The startup is ...
04:28 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Glass Has 12GB Of Usable Storage And A 5MP Camera, Official Specs Reveal
Google Glass is arriving soon, with lucky Explorer program members getting their devices soonish, with units rolling off the production line right now, but you can find out right now what kind of hard...
04:28 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Tibco Taps Amazon's AWS, KPN As The First Cloud Platform Partners For Its Tibbr Enterprise Social Network
Tibbr, the social networking service from enterprise software company Tibco, has over 1.5 million subscribers -- all paid -- and today it's announcing two platform partners, Amazon Web Services and Du...
04:10 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy S4 Pre-Orders Start At AT&T, Shipping April 30
Today's the day. AT&T has officially put the Galaxy S 4 from Samsung up for pre-order on its website. For now, only the 16GB models in both black and white are available, and only in select areas....
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Fusebill Raises $2M From OMERS And Covington To Expand Its Subscription Billing Software For SMBs
Ontario-based Fusebill, a company that offers online software to help companies deal with and support subscription-based businesses and billing cycles, has raised a new $2 million round of funding. Th...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch RelayRides Takes Its Peer-To-Peer Car Marketplace To Facebook With Renting Social' Listings
What do RelayRides customers do if they live in a place with no available cars listed? Starting today, users who find themselves in that predicament will be able to share their interest in renting a c...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Adzuna Rolls Out Its Jobs Search Engine In Brazil, South Africa, Australia And Canada
Following expansion into Germany last month, Adzuna, the UK startup that operates what it calls a next generation jobs search engine, is taking its wares even further afield today. The London-based co...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Backed By Greylock's Reid Hoffman, Recurious Launches As A Game Development Platform For Curious Kids
Recurious, a new game development platform that aims to help kids rediscover their curiosity, is announcing $1.5 million in funding led by Greylock Partners (Reid Hoffman)....
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Operations And Service Management SaaS Booker Raises $27.5M From Bain Capital Ventures, Revolution And Others
Booker (formerly GramercyOne), a cloud-based business management and marketing software that helps small to medium-sized businesses and multi-location enterprises unify operations and automate marketi...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Logitech Turns To Smartphone Apps For Latest Generation Of Harmony Remotes
The TV remote control will not die. And that’s a good thing. Try as they might, startups have yet to provide a true remote control replacement. A dedicated remote is like a trusty pickup truck: ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Logitech Turns To Smartphone Apps To Assist Latest Generation Of Harmony Remotes
The TV remote control will not die. And that’s a good thing. Try as they might, startups have yet to provide a true remote control replacement. A dedicated remote is like a trusty pickup truck: ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Cory Booker's #Waywire Becomes A Pinterest For Video With Refocus On Curation
Where do you put the videos you find around the web, and how do they express your identity? #Waywire 2.0 aims to be the answer. Co-founded by Newark Mayor Cory Booker and launched nine months ago, Way...
02:32 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Android Remains Main Target For Mobile Malware Writers Despite iOS Having More Vulnerabilities, Says Symantec
Mobile malware remains a small and nascent issue, especially when compared to the scale of threats crowding around desktop OSes, but the threat that is out there continues to mostly affect Google's An...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch E-Invoicing Service Senddr Exits Beta To Give Tradeshift A Run For Its Money
Just a few years ago, e-invoicing was mainly the realm of large companies, with SMEs ruled out by legacy systems that carried prohibitive licensing fees and were expensive to implement. More recently,...
09:52 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Details Of Immigration Bill Revealed, More High-Skilled Visas And Employer Fees
New details of the highly anticipated comprehensive immigration reform bill have leaked ahead of its introduction to Congress on Tuesday (April 16). Most of the technology industry will be pleased tha...
09:35 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Reportedly In Talks With Viacom And NBCUniversal For Content-Sharing Deal
Twitter is nearing an agreement with Viacom to host TV clips and sell advertising on the site, reports Bloomberg. It is also reportedly discussing a content partnership with Comcast's NBCUniversal, an...
09:03 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Stanford's NovoEd Brings Collaboration And Group Learning To MOOCs To Help Fight Attrition
What is it with Stanford professors and Massive Open Online Courses (a.k.a. MOOCs)? For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, two of the three most popular MOOCs -- Udacity and Coursera -- we...
09:03 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission Investigating Samsung For Online Attacks Against HTC
Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission is investigating charges that Samsung paid students to attack rival HTC’s smartphones online. The South Korean tech giant could potentially face a fine of up...
08:32 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Glass Companion App For Android And Web-Based Setup Wizard Are Now Live
After a slew of updates about Google Glass today, the company has now released some of the final pieces for the Glass launch: the MyGlass companion app for Android and a web-based Glass setup wizard. ...
08:11 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Dropmysite Upgrades As It Moves Into Enterprise Market
Dropmysitehas beefed up its site backup product with new features, as it pushes harder into the enterprise market. Its product now includes features like incremental backups, public key authentication...
07:36 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Releases Glass Specs: Full Day Battery Life, 5MP Camera, 720p Video, 16GB Flash Memory & Bone Conduction Transducer
The news about Google Glass just keeps coming today. After announcing that Glass is about to ship and releasing the Glass Mirror API documentation, Google has now also posted the full spec sheet for t...
07:27 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Spotify Adds Three Asian Cities To Current 20 Served, Priced Lowest In Malaysia
Music streaming service, Spotify, has come to the three Asian cities of Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Its premium service, priced at $9.90 per month in the US, will also be a little cheaper in th...
07:27 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Spotify Makes Its First Moves Into Asia Via Singapore, Hong Kong And Malaysia; Latin America Via Mexico; And Four More In Europe [Update]
Music streaming service Spotify has finally come to Asia. Today, it announced that it would be launching in the cities of Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Its premium service, priced at $9.99 per mo...
07:08 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch GSF India, Which Aims To Be The TechStars Of The Emerging World, Partners With MIT
GSF India, a new accelerator with hubs across several cities in India, is adding another global partnership to its roster. The incubator, which has already done deals with the U.K.’s Seedcamp an...
06:42 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Releases Glass Mirror API Developer Guides And Details Best Practices, API Remains In Limited Preview
Earlier today, Google announced that it is about to ship its first Google Glass units and just in time for them to arrive, Google has now also posted the developer guidelines for its Glass Mirror API....
04:35 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google's BufferBox Installs Its First U.S. Pick-Up Station At A Coffee Shop In The Heart Of San Francisco
At the beginning of the month, we broke the news that Google’s acquisition, BufferBox, was planning on setting up shop in the Bay Area. Today, it’s clear that this wasn’t just a plan...
04:22 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch How To Use Facebook To Check On Boston Friends Without Taxing Phone Lines
People around the world are hoping their friends in Boston are safe after today's horrific bombing. But calling and texting friends can clog phone lines hindering response crews. Facebook offers an al...
04:11 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix Moves To Samsung ARM-Based Chromebooks, Thanks To Premium Video Extensions In HTML5
Premium video extensions in HTML5 are opening the door for Netflix to embrace a more standards-based format for video playback, but it's doing so cautiously. The reason for Netflix's use of Silverligh...
03:39 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch First Google Glass Devices Are Coming Off The Production Line Now, Will Ship In Batches
Google just notified everybody on the Google Glass waiting list that it is “seeing the first few devices come off the production line right now.” Google says it wants to start shipping the...
03:28 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Denver Post Highlights Social Media Coverage (And Storify) In Its Pulitzer Win
The Pulitzer Prizes were announced today, and among the winners was the staff of The Denver Post for its coverage of the Aurora, Colorado shootings last summer - coverage in which Twitter and Facebook...
03:05 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Vtok Aims To Bring Google Voice And Video Chat To iOS
Vtok goes beyond just enabling iOS users to send messages to their connections logged in to Gmail or Google Apps, with many of the features people love about the service. That means voice and video ch...
02:14 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch BitTorrent's Surf Extension Now In Beta; Use Chrome Or Firefox Like A Desktop Client For Downloading
BitTorrent, the content sharing and distribution network with 170 million monthly active users and 85 petabytes of content, continues to roll out more tools for artists and consumers to turn to the se...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch TC Makers: A Return To The Textile Economy At Durham's Spoonflower
Making custom fabric has long been the domain of the big guys. Trying anything new, whether it was having a swatch of cool fabric made or printing a custom logo on some slip covers, has required minim...
01:37 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox Overhauls Chooser As Platform Adds Tens of Thousands Of Developers Each Week
Dropbox, which is courting developers to make it easier for consumers to add and use files wherever they want, just overhauled its “Chooser” feature. Introduced in November of last year, i...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google: Mobile Web Access Speeds Increased 30% Over The Last 12 Months
Mobile browsing got significantly faster over the last 12 months, according to a new report from Google, and the average page load times on mobile are now comparable to desktop page load times. On mob...
01:25 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Heap Takes On Google With Their Modern Take On Analytics
In a startup's never-ending battle for new users, data is king. When the decision to put that shiny signup button down here vs. up there can mean the difference between 40% of new visitors signing up ...
01:06 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch EFF To Challenge Six Innovation-Stifling 3D-Printing Patents
As 3D printers become more ubiquitous, small manufacturers have two choices - build and hope for the best or cede to patent trolls who own a number of basic patents around extrusion and additive manuf...
12:42 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Xen Moving To The Linux Foundation
The Xen project celebrates its 10th anniversary this week. It's also moving to a new home at The Linux Foundation as a Collaborative Project. Just like the Linux kernel, Xen enjoys contributions from ...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, April 16, 2013
Techcrunch Hosting Undergoes Massive Changes As Providers Move Towards Platform As A Service
The explosion of infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service offerings has greatly expanded the ways in which hobbyists and professionals deploy web sites and web services. For about the sam...
11:53 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Boston Marathon Explosion Reportedly Injures Dozens. Live Updates
An explosion rocked the Boston Marathon, causing widespread injuries. The earliest reports and images began flowing in from social media. According to a Boston Globe tweet, “dozens of people hav...
11:53 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Boston Marathon Explosion Injures Dozens. Live Updates
An explosion rocked the Boston Marathon, causing widespread injuries. The earliest reports and images began flowing in from social media. According to a Boston Globe tweet, "dozens of people have seri...
11:53 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Boston Marathon Explosion Injures Over 100. Live Updates
An explosion rocked the Boston Marathon, causing widespread injuries. The earliest reports and images began flowing in from social media. According to a Boston Globe tweet, "dozens of people have seri...
11:45 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Will Contribute To Google's Blink Browser Engine, Believes It Will Strengthen An Already Healthy Browser Competition
Google’s announcement that it would fork WebKit to develop its own Blink browser engine was definitely a surprise and the repercussions of this move for the browser ecosystem as a whole are stil...
11:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Introduces Lightroom 5 Public Beta, With New Features For Enthusiasts And Pros Alike
Adobe's Lightroom is probably the best software available when it comes to a photographer's digital darkroom needs. The company has been putting lots of time and effort into building it into something...
10:49 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On Intel: Why 3D Visualization Is Now A Reality [TCTV]
Intel is one of those rare tech companies - IBM also comes to mind - that has successfully reinvented itself with each new wave of technological disruption. So, in our post-PC, networked age, how shou...
10:47 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch 500 Startups-Backed Wowzer Launches WowzerMatch For Job Seekers On Mobile Phones
Finding a job sucks. Theres the process of finding something in a relevant field, then submitting resumes, doing phone interviews, doing in-person interviews, etc. Wowzer wants to make this easier wit...
10:46 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Kobo Launches Aura, A High-Res E-Reader, As It Preps Its Own App Store For This Summer
Kobo, the Canadian e-reader, tablet and e-book company owned by Japan's e-commerce giant Rakuten, today unveiled its newest device, the Aura HD, a limited-edition e-reader it's aiming at power bookwor...
10:46 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Kobo Launches Aura, A High-Res E-Reader, As It Preps For Its Own App Store This Summer
Kobo, the Canadian e-reader, tablet and e-book company owned by Japan's e-commerce giant Rakuten, today unveiled its newest device, the Aura HD, a limited-edition e-reader it's aiming it at power book...
10:05 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Partner Foxconn Reportedly Ramps Up Hiring To Prep For Next iPhone Launch This Summer
Apple's primary manufacturing partner Foxconn is said to be increasing its staff, shortly after a freeze on new hires following the holiday season, in order to get ready for a big push come summer whe...
09:15 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch LearnZillion Lands $7M From DCM, O'Reilly, NewSchools & More To Help Schools Adopt The Common Core
In an effort to improve the quality of K-12 public education, schools across the country have begun to adopt the Common Core State Standards, which are designed to align the diversity of state curricu...
09:02 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Flipboard's Mike McCue Talks Mobile Media At Disrupt NY
People want to get their news on their phones, but many publishers are struggling to offer a set of mobile web sites and apps that users truly love. Meanwhile, mobile advertising is currently making m...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Peer-To-Peer Airport Car Rental Startup FlightCar Raises $5.5M From General Catalyst, Softbank, And Others
FlightCar is hoping to open for business in a number of new markets over the course of the rest of the year. To do that, FlightCar has raised a $5.5 million Series A round, with a number of high-profi...
08:51 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Red Hat Announces RDO and OpenStack Partner Program
At the OpenStack Summit today, Red Hat announced RDO, "a freely available, community-supported distribution of OpenStack that runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora and their derivatives." In essenc...
08:42 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch SendHub, A Google Voice Alternative For Enterprise, Arrives On Android
SendHub, the Y Combinator-backed call and messaging solution targeting business users and other organizations, is today extending its platform to include support for Android. The company had previousl...
08:40 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Updates Its Bing Apps For Windows 8, Adds Offline Mode, RSS Feeds To News App
Microsoft today launched updates for five out of its six Bing Apps for Windows 8. With this update, the News, Finance, Sports, Travel and Maps apps – all of which are installed by default on Win...
08:04 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch ZipDial, The Missed-Call Leader In India, Adds Jungle Ventures To Seed Round And Launches In Sri Lanka
ZipDial, the company based in India that has turned missed calls into a business, has raised new funds from Jungle Ventures and launched its service in Sri Lanka. The company has clients like P&G ...
07:57 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Kodak To Sell Document Imaging Business To Brother For $210 Million
Brother, a Japanese document imaging company, has bought Kodak's imaging business for $210 million, according to a company release. Kodak sought bankruptcy protection in January 2012 and has been rest...
07:52 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Turn Report Shows A 15 Percent Increase In Display Ad Costs And A 45 Percent Drop In Mobile
A new report from online advertising company Turn suggests that costs for display advertising, video ads, and other rich media are rising, while those for mobile and social ads have fallen. The report...
07:41 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch As Sprint Evaluates $25.5B Offer From Dish, The Pay-TV Provider Plays Up Video, Quad-Play Benefits
Sprint, the U.S.'s number-three wireless carrier, today issued a terse statement saying that it would evaluate "carefully" the "unsolicited proposal" from Dish, the country's number-three pay-TV provi...
07:26 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch BuyReply Raises $1 Million From Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures & Others For An SMS, Email & Twitter-Based E-Commerce Solution
BuyReply, a company which has developed a new platform for e-commerce that allows consumers to purchase items from offline medium like TV, print, newspapers and more using email, SMS, or Twitter, has ...
07:22 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch The Brazilian Government Is Doing A Startup Program, Too, And They're Putting A Call Out For Entries
Chile’s not the only South American country with a serious startup accelerator program anymore. Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation said today that it’s willing t...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch HipChat Launches Android App Version 2.0, With Completely Native Redesign And Improved Performance
Atlassian's HipChat is in the process of rolling out revised or new native apps across all platforms for it group chat tool, and now it's introducing HipChat version 2.0 for Android devices. The impro...
06:29 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Goes After Older Adults & Seniors With New Store
Amazon has launched a new store catering to mature adults and seniors, the company announced today. But while "Amazon Seniors" would have a nice ring to it, Amazon went with a more polite, if wordy, b...
06:03 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch How to Sell Your Roadmap Without Selling Your Soul
It's hard to land large customers when you're a tiny enterprise software startup and when you do you have to be careful that you don't become their internal R&D department.This post offers a strat...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch App Discovery Service Appolicious Launches appoLearning A New Way To Find The Best Educational Apps For Kids
Appolicious, the app search and discovery portal which helps users find new mobile applications for iPhone, iPad, and Android, is today launching a new service today aimed at parents, teachers and oth...
05:13 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Malware On Mobile Grew 163% In 2012, Infecting Around 32.8M Android Devices, Report Says
Mobile service provider NQ Mobile today released a study of malware covering 2012, using data gathered from the company's Security Labs. It found that malware threats in general on mobile platforms gr...
05:04 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch YouTube Adds Tape Mode To Select Videos In Celebration Of Video Casette Recorder's 57th Birthday
There isn't much to miss about old-school VHS tapes. They are fuzzy, show static, have bad audio, and are generally difficult to navigate around — remember having to hold down the button on the ...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Links Up With Attorneys General In 19 U.S. States For Teen Social Networking Safety Program
Facebook is taking a step today in its bid to position itself as the privacy-respecting social network: it is announcing an alliance with the U.S.'s National Association of Attorneys General to provid...
04:17 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch AppGratis Protests App Store Ban With User Petition As Paid Promotion Criticisms Mount
AppGratis, the French app promotion and discovery platform startup that was recently ejected from the App Store on the grounds that it violates Apple's developer T&Cs, is protesting the ban by pet...
04:16 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: A Parrot AR Drone 2.0 And A Ticket To Disrupt NY
Spring has arrived in New York City. The sun is out (besides today). The snow is finally gone. It's time to shed the winter layers and head outside. And in the spirit of spring, we want to give one of...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch The Bootlegger Modular Pack On Kickstarter Is Three Very Different Backpacks In One
San Francisco-based Boreas Gear, Inc. is funding its latest product through Kickstarter, in an attempt to build a modular pack system that provides three bags in one. If you're a bag enthusiast like m...
03:25 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Sorted Pivots From A TaskRabbit Clone To Become A Profile-Driven Marketplace For Local Labour
Sorted, the UK startup that originally soft-launched as a reverse marketplace for local jobs akin to TaskRabbit in the U.S. (or a number of local "clones", such as Sooqini, and TaskPandas), has relaun...
02:50 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Dish Makes $25.5B Bid For Sprint To Snatch It Out Of Softbank's Hands
A dramatic turn of events in the ongoing story of U.S. carrier consolidation: Dish Network is launching a $25.5 billion bid for number-three carrier Sprint, amounting to $17.3 billion in cash and $8.2...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Home Cleaning Service Teddle Raises 255K, Hailo Founder Ron Zeghibe Joins As Non-Exec Chairman
Dust off that cheque book. Teddle, the UK startup that lets you easily find and book a home cleaner, has closed a 255,000 (~$391k) funding round from a group of entrepreneurs-cum-angel investors, incl...
09:17 am GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Alipay Launches Sound Wave Mobile Payments System In Beijing Subway
Alipay has launched in a new payment system in the Beijing subway that uses sound waves to connect smartphones with ticketing machines. The sound wave payment system was introduced with the Alipay Wal...
08:17 am GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Reportedly Preparing To Jump On The Smartwatch Bandwagon
Apple, Google, LG, and Samsung are all reportedly working on wrist-worn computing devices behind closed doors, and it seems like that little club of big companies may soon get another member. If a new...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Introduces Lightroom 5 Public Beta, With New Features For Enthusiasts And Pros Alike
Adobe's Lightroom is probably the best software available when it comes to a photographer's digital darkroom needs. The company has been putting lots of time and effort into building it into something...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Rackspace Looks To The Telcos In Global Expansion Of Its OpenStack Cloud
Rackspace is banking on services providers such as telcos for its global expansion, leveraging OpenStack to build out cloud infrastructures that partners will then charge end customers for cloud offer...
07:59 am GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Baidu, Hillhouse & GGV Reportedly Invest $57M In Qunar As The Chinese Travel Site Weathers A Boycott
Baidu, Hillhouse Capital, and GGV Capital have invested a total of $57 million in Chinese travel site Qunar, according to a report by First Financial Daily (link via Google Translate). The news comes ...
06:30 am GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Savvy SoCal Students Bring Their Take On Laser Tag To Kickstarter
I was fortunate enough to spend a solid chunk of my adolescence strapped into an ill-fitting vest and shooting lasers at friends of mine, but a group of technically minded youngsters and their mentor...
06:15 am GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Investment Firm Expects AWS Will Hit $20 Billion In Revenues By 2020
Bernstein Research has issued a research report saying it expects AWS will have an estimated $20 billion in revenues by the end of the decade. In a separate report, RW Baird & Co.projects $10 bill...
01:30 am GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Napster.fm Is An Open Source Social Music Player That Can Be Hosted By Anyone In Case Of Shutdown
Anyone who has had a computer and a connection to the Internet in 1999 quickly knew what it felt like to find any song that you wanted, and then listen to it almost immediately. Well, the immediate pa...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch Jomi's Smart Water Bottle Sleeve-Plus-App Wants To Track & Chart Your Liquid Intake To Make You Drink More
Move over HAPIfork. Estonian startup Jomi Interactive is cooking up a pair of smart devices that will remind people to drink more water. Or at least whatever liquid/poison of choice you put in your wa...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, April 15, 2013
Techcrunch CodeNow Brings Its Programming Class For Underrepresented Teens To NYC
CodeNow, a nonprofit program that teaches coding basics to high schoolers (with an emphasis on reaching girls, ethnic minorities, and other underrepresented groups), is in the middle of a significant ...
10:30 pm GMT - Sun, April 14, 2013
Techcrunch Report: To Settle With EU Regulators, Google Proposes To Link To 3 Competitors Every Time It Links To Itself
Google’s search results in Europe could soon look a bit different if a number of new reports about the company’s settlement with the European Union’s competition commission are corre...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 14, 2013
Techcrunch The VC World Returns to Its Operating Roots
"You can't go into Compton to rehabilitate gang members if you haven't been a Crip." -- Ben Horowitz, co-founder of fast-rising venture outfit Andreessen Horowitz.Twenty years ago, the typical VC look...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 14, 2013
Techcrunch Iterations: How Five Real Economists Think About Bitcoin's Future
There isn't just a bubble in the Bitcoin economy, there's a bubble in the number of posts about Bitcoin. I'll pile on, even after this week's mini-crash, but with a twist. A few weeks ago, I wrote som...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 14, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Home And The Promise Of Android
If you're an iPhone user, you might be feeling a little left behind, because Facebook launchedan application called Facebook Home, touted by CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the "next version of Facebook." In f...
06:25 pm GMT - Sun, April 14, 2013
Techcrunch As Berlin Awaits Its Big Tech Exit Satirical Tumblr Blogs Spawn About The Hype
The hype about the Berlin tech startup scene has continued this year, but as 2013 ebbs into Spring, many are asking the same question: When will the hype turn into real results? As many of my contacts...
06:25 pm GMT - Sun, April 14, 2013
Techcrunch As Berlin Awaits Its Big Tech Exit, Satirical Tumblr Blogs Spawn About The Hype
The hype about the Berlin tech startup scene has continued this year, but as 2013 ebbs into spring, many are asking the same question: When will the hype turn into real results? As many of my contacts...
05:50 pm GMT - Sun, April 14, 2013
Techcrunch Exit Q&A - Demotix Founder Turi Munthe Gives His Advice On How To Build A Startup
Back in November last year image giant Corbis acquired Demotix, the crowd-sourced breaking news picture and video agency which had launched in 2008. We present for you a lighting fast 'exit Q&A' w...
05:43 pm GMT - Sun, April 14, 2013
Techcrunch Programmer Creates An AI To (Not Quite) Beat NES Games
Programmer and CMU PhD Tom Murphy created a function to "beat" NES games by watching the score. When the computer did things that raised the score it would learn how to reproduce them again in again, ...
05:23 pm GMT - Sun, April 14, 2013
Techcrunch Songza Raises $3.8M According To SEC Filing, AngelList Names Amazon As Unconfirmed Investor
Songza, a free streaming music service that has expert-made playlists and runs on the web and various touch screen platforms, has raised $3.8 million according to a SEC filing. We've reached out to bo...
05:23 pm GMT - Sun, April 14, 2013
Techcrunch Songza Raised $3.8M According To SEC Filing, Amazon Still In The Frame As An Investor
Songza, a free streaming music service that has expert-made playlists and runs on the web and various touch screen platforms, raised $3.8 million according to a SEC filing. While Amazon has long been ...
04:35 pm GMT - Sun, April 14, 2013
Techcrunch Knights Of Glory Claims To Be The First Arabic MMO To Launch On The iPhone
While world of Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) games has ballooned in the last few years, the content available to people who'd rather not play a character from Western-inspired troops beating the ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 14, 2013
Techcrunch Bringing Down The Mexican Mafia: How Hackers Stopped A $93 Million Fraud
Editors note:Maria Rocio Paniagua currently works atFlit, a PR firm that helpsproducts, projects and events launch in Mexico.When the geeks go marching in, good stuff can happen, but if everyone joins...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 14, 2013
Techcrunch Bringing Down The Mexican Mafia: How Hackers Stopped A $9.3 Million Fraud
Editors note:Maria Rocio Paniagua currently works atFlit, a PR firm that helpsproducts, projects and events launch in Mexico.When the geeks go marching in, good stuff can happen, but if everyone joins...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 14, 2013
Techcrunch Bringing Down The Mexican Tech Mafia: How Hackers Stopped A $9.3 Million Fraud
Editors note:Maria Rocio Paniagua currently works atFlit, a PR firm that helpsproducts, projects and events launch in Mexico.When the geeks go marching in, good stuff can happen, but if everyone joins...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, April 14, 2013
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: Get Together With The Band
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...
06:00 am GMT - Sun, April 14, 2013
Techcrunch Now That We Have All These Devices, It's Time For Them To Truly Work Together
Cross-platform is the buzzword of all the big tech companies now. Every Google earnings call, like clockwork, CEO Larry Page lately dedicates considerable time upfront to talking about how the search ...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, April 14, 2013
Techcrunch The eBay Class Of 2000-2005: Where They Are Now And Why We Should Care
Editors note:Sergio Monsalveis a Partner atNorwest Venture Partnerswhere heis focused on early and growth investments ine-commerce, consumerized SaaS, consumer finance, and educational technologies.As...
04:31 am GMT - Sun, April 14, 2013
Techcrunch Bitcoin Miners Are Racking Up $150,000 A Day In Power Consumption Alone
There's a gold rush going on these days, or a Bitcoin rush, at least. Driven by the recent swings in the value of a Bitcoin, more and more people are learning about and becoming interested in the curr...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, April 14, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: The Shady Side Of Games
A lot of recent moves in the gaming space to ban, investigate or curtail certain aspects of its output can seem egregious. However seen in the light of how shady game makers tend to behave, and the ne...
10:30 pm GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Bitcoin Mania, Foursquare Gets A Cash Infusion, And VCs Rally Around Google Glass
The weekend is finally here, and so is another episode of CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show where a few of us writers sit down for some real talk about the stories that dominated the tech world over ...
09:29 pm GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Warby Parker Opens Retail Store In NYC, With Boston Up Next, Beats Google & Amazon To The Offline Punch
Hip online eyewear startup Warby Parker has, over the last two years, been partnering with boutiques to open "stores-within-stores," or small Warby Parker showrooms, where customers could try on their...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Speculation, Music, Death
The Gillmor Gang Kevin Marks, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor spared no expense to bring you the finest in up-to-date tech commentary. In other words, we tore into Twitter Music, ignore...
08:30 pm GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Revel Body Is A Crowdfunded Personal Massager
Do you suffer from "sore elbows, wrists and hands from having to hold small and awkward shapes?" Have you found that "products are confusing to impossible to control?" Do you know what a phthalates is...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Through The Looking Glass: Hiring Sales People
Editors note:Ben Horowitz is co-founder and partner ofAndreessen Horowitz. Perhaps the most common mistake that I see a technical founder make when building her sales organization is that she applies ...
06:02 pm GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Hailo, SideCar, And The New York Taxi And Limousine Commission To Discuss The Future Of Transportation At Disrupt NY 2013
In the coming weeks, the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission is expected to enter into its first trial of taxi e-hail apps. That'll allow startups like Hailo that help users find nearby cabs throug...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Beyond The Bitcoin Bubble
A few months ago, while visiting a hacker friend's magnificent new San Francisco loft, he gestured to a little alcove stuffed with server racks and said: "And over there are the Bitcoin mines." I smil...
04:55 pm GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's Latest Home Commercial Is Just The Right Amount Of Weird
During the Facebook Home launch, Zuck premiered their first Home commercial. It was... pretty bad. A guy behind me whispered "Is this real life?", faces were palmed, and the room was pretty quiet as t...
10:59 am GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch T-Mobile Crows About First Day iPhone 5 Sales, But The Carrier's Future Is Still Unclear
T-Mobile finally began selling the iPhone 5 earlier today, and it seems as though all that pent-up consumer tension has resulted in some promising sales for the carrier."Today has been gangbusters for...
10:29 am GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Here's How To Get Facebook Home Running On Nearly Any Android Device
In case you happened to miss the furor earlier today (or yesterday, depending on your timezone), Facebook officially pushed its Facebook Home launcher into the Google Play Store for owners of a select...
09:17 am GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Excerpts From Laurene Powell Jobs' First Interview Since The Death Of Steve Jobs
In the first interview since her husband’s death, Laurene Powell Jobs dedicated her sizable platform to advancing immigration reform, while remaining notably tight-lipped about the private life ...
08:00 am GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Entrepreneurial Excellence: Can 10,000 Hours Of Practice Make Perfect?
Editors note: Jon Auerbach is a partner at Charles River Ventures, a 42-year-old early stage venture firm based in Menlo Park and Cambridge, Ma, where he focuses on mobile technologies.Research over t...
04:31 am GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Schmap Takes A Deeper Dive Into Twitter Audience Data With Demographics Pro
Schmap already helped advertisers and other companies understand their Twitter followers through its Know Your Followers product, but today it launched a new, upgraded service called Demographics Pro ...
02:03 am GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Code In Twitter Music's Placeholder Page Shows Web Interface, Track Purchasing, Charts And Service Integrations
Since we have nothing much to go on other than a static landing page for Twitter #music, some folks didfurther inspection within the CSS on the login page, and certain features and integrations became...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: Facebook Phone (Again) And Bitcoin
This week on the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast we talk about the launch of Facebook Fone and my own horrible attempts at becoming a bitcoin billionaire....
01:53 am GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Designer Nicholas Felton Leaves Facebook After Pioneering Timeline Overhaul
Nicholas Felton, who came to fame through many super-detailed infographics and reports about his life as quantified through data, is leaving Facebook almost two years after being acq-hired to work on ...
01:48 am GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Where In The World Are The 1.2M Raspberry Pi Microcomputers? Mostly In The West - But Pi Founders Want More Spread This Year
One to 1.2 million Raspberry Pi microcomputers have shipped since the device's launch just over a year ago but where in the world are they located? While it's impossible to say exactly where each Pi h...
01:45 am GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Javelin Venture Partners' Noah Doyle On The Next Innovations In Mapping And More
In this week's Ask A VC show, Javelin Venture Partners' Managing Director Noah Doyle sat down to talk with us about why he started a venture firm, where the next innovations in mapping are coming from...
01:22 am GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator Grad ReelSurfer Gets A Makeover, Now Lets You Clip & Share Any ESPN Or New York Times Video
Y Combinator grad ReelSurfer is an instant video editor, born out of its founders frustration of trying to find clips, quotes and scenes from their favorite movies on YouTube and other video sites. Th...
01:06 am GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Dish Network Chairman Said To Be Seeking A Merger With T-Mobile USA
Say what you will about Dish Networks, but the Colorado company's brass has some moxie. The satellite media service provider has been trying for years now to link up with notable national wireless car...
12:58 am GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Hey, Hardware Makers: No One In The World Wants Videos That Auto-Pause When We Look Away
This week, word leaked out that Microsoft is purportedly working on a feature for the next Xbox that can automatically pause videos when it detects that your eyes are no longer on the screen. Just wee...
12:33 am GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Hackers Point Large Botnet At WordPress Sites To Steal Admin Passwords And Gain Server Access
If you’re running a WordPress site, now would be a good time to ensure you are using very strong passwords. According to reports from HostGator and CloudFlare, there is currently a significant a...
12:12 am GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 04.12.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Keith Teare, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific....
12:07 am GMT - Sat, April 13, 2013
Techcrunch Bake Sale 2.0: PledgeCents Launches A Crowdfunding Platform To Help Underfunded Schools Raise Money
With the passage of the JOBS Act, the Crowdfunding Era began and since then these fund-raising platforms have been sprouting in every vertical — even education. Just two weeks ago, we announced ...
11:55 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Duedil Raises $5M For Open Data Platform To Conduct The Due Diligence Companies Need
Duedilhas raised $5 million for its platform that uses open data to help companies conduct due diligence. The Series A round was led byNotion Capital. Also participating were Oak Investment Partners a...
11:21 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Travis Kalanick Says It Doesn't Bother Me' If Ridesharing Takes Customers From Uber's Other Services
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick just wrapped up a press phone call where he discussed the policy paper that the company released earlier this morning. The apper stated that Uber would be rolling out rideshar...
10:42 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Pebble Watchface SDK Now Available, Let's See What This Smart Watch Can Do
Pebble has officially released its SDK, after promising to deliver it during the second week of April. This qualifies, if only just, and arrives alongside firmware update version 1.1 for PebbleOS. The...
10:36 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Instructure Launches App Center To Let Teachers, Students Install Third-Party Apps Across Learning Platforms
Props are owed to companies like Blackboard and Moodle for being early movers in the educational software space, particularly in helping catalyze innovation in learning management systems (LMS). The p...
10:30 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Today Is The Last Day To Get Early Bird Disrupt NY Tickets For $1,000 Off
Surprise! You have a bit more time to snag Disrupt NY tickets with the early bird discount. We extended the sale an extra 24 hours.Tonight tickets to Disrupt NYC jump from $1,995 to $2,995. That means...
10:13 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Knight Foundation-Backed Mobile Sensor Startup Behavio Shuts Down As Founders Join Google
The team behind the Knight Foundation-backed mobile sensor startup Behavio today announced that it is joining Google. We have learned that this is not an acquisition or an acqui-hire, however. The com...
10:05 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Inside SF's New Exploratorium, The Hands-On Museum Beloved By Techies [TCTV]
TheExploratorium, San Francisco's hands-on science and technology learning museum, is set to open up next week in itsbrand new locationat Pier 15 right on the Bay, and we got the chance to head inside...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Tito.io Opens Up Public Beta For Ticketing Platform, Integrating iOS Passbook
We have not seen a hell of a lot of innovation in the ticketing space for a while. Granted, Eventbrite has done some great things in this arena, but Amiando, for instance, seems to be withering on the...
09:51 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter's Music Site Is Up, And It's - Wait, You Can't Use It Yet
As we wait for the Twitter’s music app to be launched, the company has put up a site at https://music.twitter.com and gives you the chance to sign in. Some reports are calling for a launch today...
09:50 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Home Now Live On Google Play, A Free App For HTC One X And X+, Samsung Galaxy S III and Note II
Facebook Home, the new Android-based launcher that puts the social network and its messaging, photo and other services front and center on a user's mobile device, is now available for download on Goog...
09:18 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch As Small Businesses Become Tech Savvy, They Could Earn Big Ad Revenue For Facebook
Just 3% of small business ad spend goes online right now, but that's going to change, and Facebook wants to become these merchants' channel of choice. There's already 2 billion connections between peo...
08:43 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Photo Community 500px Announces New Professional Portfolios, Price Increase Giving Paid Accounts Unlimited Storage
Toronto-based photo-sharing service500pxis revamping its professional portfolios product, the startup announced today. The new portfolios, which are currently in beta testing, will eventually function...
08:16 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Uber Moves Deeper Into Ride Sharing, Promises To Roll Out Services Where Regulators Have Given Tacit Approval'
On-demand ride service Uber is more fully embracing ride sharing, making it clear in a policy paper this morning that it will offer up services from community drivers in markets in which competing ser...
08:10 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch California Universities Aggressively Expand Online Courses, Finds Failure Rates Drop
The largest university system in America is aggressively expanding its experimental foray into Massive Online Open Learning (MOOCs), based on an unusually promising pilot course. The California State ...
08:05 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Bing Integrates Pinterest Sharing Into Its Image Search
Bing users can now easily share the images they find with their friends on Pinterest. Starting today, Bing’s image search will feature the standard Pinterest ‘Pinit’ button on every ...
08:05 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Enterprise Specialist Rally Software Raises $84M In IPO As Shares Pop 28%, Now Trading At $18
Rally Software shares floated for the very first time today as the company had its IPO on the NYSE. The agile project management software development company priced its 6 million shares at $14, raisin...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Chat Heads Comes To Facebook Messenger For Android, Works Across Apps Even Without Facebook Home
Facebook Home is due out today and will likely arrive soon, but the standalone Messenger app update is already here, and it brings Chat Heads support to most Android devices, regardless of whether or ...
07:24 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch David Tisch, Naval Ravikant, Mike Abbott And Aaref Hilaly To Talk Future Of Investing At Disrupt NY
A few top venture firms are seeing returns on investments, but most of the industry is struggling to deliver better results than mutual funds. Meanwhile, angel dollars are still flowing at the seed st...
06:56 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Online Grocer Relay Foods Raises $8.25 Million To Expand, Redesign & Go Mobile
Relay Foods, an online grocer which sources its foods from local vendors, has raised $8.25 million in new funding. The company says it will be working with Battery Ventures and TomorrowVentures to beg...
06:01 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch T-Mobile Begins $99 iPhone 5 Sales, Sees Lines At Retail Stores
T-Mobile is kicking off its official sales of the iPhone 5 today, marking the first time the U.S.'s fourth largest carrier has offered an Apple smartphone. Thanks to T-Mo's new Uncarrier plans, the iP...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Penguin Children's Is Turning Plants vs. Zombies Into Books, E-Books
Following last's year expansion into merchandise including toys, underwear (!), and more, EA's PopCap is now taking its popular "Plants vs. Zombies" title to the printed (and e-inked) page. Penguin Ch...
05:32 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Arris Gets DoJ Approval For Its $2.35B Acquisition Of Motorola Home From Google, Deal To Close Around April 17
Another key chapter in Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola is getting concluded. Today Arris announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Department of Justice for its acquisition ...
05:32 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Arris Gets DoJ OK For Its $2.35B Acquisition Of Motorola Home Broadband Business From Google, Deal Closing Around April 17
Another key chapter in Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola is getting concluded. Today Arris announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Department of Justice for its acquisition ...
05:13 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch This Isn't How You Win The Marketing War For The One, HTC, All James Van Der Beek Aside
HTC promised it would be spending more on marketing efforts to ditch the "quietly brilliant" tagline and come up with something with more pop, but it couldn't have gone much worse than the video above...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Motif Gets $25M Series C Led By Goldman Sachs For Its Theme-Based Stock Investment Platform
Bitcoins may be getting a lot of buzz, but the market for products that deal with old fashioned dollars and cents is apparently still strong. To wit: Motif Investing, the Silicon Valley startup headed...
04:59 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry Takes Its PR Fight To The SEC: Seeks Review Of False Report On Return Rates Of BB Z10 From Detwiler Fenton
BlackBerry, the beleaguered Canadian handset maker, today said it is contacting the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Ontario Securities Commission for formal reviews of the analysts Detwiler...
04:10 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Predictive Sports Game Startup PrePlay Raises $4.7M Series B To Build Out Its App Portfolio, Seize More Sports Fans' Eyeballs
Predictive sports game startup PrePlay has closed a $4.7 million Series B round, led by Trilogy Equity Partners LLC. RSE Ventures, the VC fund founded by Miami Dolphins' owner Stephen Ross and Matt Hi...
03:43 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch As Apple Reportedly Nears Streaming Licensing Agreements For iRadio, Competitors Should Circle The Wagons
Apple is said to be getting very close to nailing down streaming licensing agreements with Universal Music Group and Warner Music, according to sources speaking to The Verge. The report follows news f...
02:56 pm GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Google Play, Apple's App Store Might Face "Legal Undertakings" In OFT's Investigation Of Freemium Games For Kids
The freemium kids' app party that has seen some parents left with hefty bills because of their kids' use of games could be heading for a sticky end -- at least in the U.K. The Office of Fair Trading h...
07:55 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Newspaper-Backepd Wanderful Media Revamps Its Local Deal Service Find&Save
Wanderful Media, a startup backed by of a bunch of major news publishers, announced today that it's launching a dramatically improved version of its Find&Save service.The company's vision is to cr...
07:55 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Newspaper-Backed Wanderful Media Revamps Its Local Deal Service Find&Save
Wanderful Media, a startup backed by of a bunch of major news publishers, announced today that it's launching a dramatically improved version of its Find&Save service.The company's vision is to cr...
07:11 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter's Music App Launch Date Reportedly Set For Friday
Twitter Music will reportedly launch on Friday, reports AllThingsD citing sources familiar with the matter. Earlier today, music discovery service We Are Hunted confirmed that it had been acquired by ...
07:11 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter's Music App Launch Reportedly Set For Friday, But Coachella Could Prove Too Chaotic For Marketing
Twitter Music will reportedly launch on Friday, reports AllThingsD citing sources familiar with the matter. Earlier today, music discovery service We Are Hunted confirmed that it had been acquired by ...
06:36 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Arrington Presents Evidence In Letter Claiming Abuse Allegations Were False
TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington has made good on his promise to reveal more detail in his case against accuser Jenn Allen, and posted a letterfrom his lawyerpresenting his side of the story. The ...
06:01 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Electronic Arts Cuts Jobs At Montreal Studio Less Than Two Weeks After CEO's Resignation
Electronic Arts is laying off staffers at its Montreal office in another round of job cuts. The news comes less than two weeks after CEO John Riccitiello resigned, citing the company's financial under...
05:05 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch After 7 Years & 50K Storefronts Created, Shopify Launches Major Redesign To Simplify Online Store-Building
Forrester recently predicted that the online retail market will grow to $370 billion over the next four years, up from $231 billion this year -- a 10 percent compound annual growth rate. In other word...
04:42 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Medium's Collaboration Tools Also Acts As Its First-Ever Invite System
As we reported on Tuesday, publishing platform Medium added some new collaboration tools, allowing your friends to add notes to your pre and post published articles. It’s a really nice way of ge...
04:42 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Medium's Collaboration Tools Also Act As Its First-Ever Invite System
As we reported on Tuesday, publishing platform Medium added some new collaboration tools, allowing your friends to add notes to your pre- and post-published articles. It’s a nice way of getting ...
04:38 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Chief Product Officer And Early Engineer Jim Patterson To Leave Microsoft-Owned Yammer
Earlier today, we heard that Yammer's Chief Product Officer Jim Patterson was planning to depart the company. We've confirmed with Yammer that Patterson is indeed leaving Microsoft-owned Yammer....
03:45 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch CloudCheckr Raises $2M To Help AWS Customers Analyze Resources, Costs And Security
Cutting through Amazon Web Services complexity is becoming quite a business. CloudCheckr is the latest to leverage AWS’ lack of tools for analyzing resources, costs and security with the news of...
03:23 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter's Music App Is Real, Beta Testing Confirmed Along With We Are Hunted Acquisition
Today, music discovery service “We Are Hunted” confirmed what has been rumored for quite a while, that it had been acquired by Twitter. As to what the team will be doing at Twitter, they&#...
02:15 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch With Profitable Operations And 100K Stores On Its Platform, Retail Tech Startup Erply Shifts Into High Gear
Erply, the company that makes cloud-based and iPad-centric point of sale and inventory management software for retailers, is up against big competition: Microsoft, Oracle, and RetailPro are just some ...
01:37 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch eBay-Backed Ecommerce Software Company ChannelAdvisor Files For $86M IPO
The latest technology company to join the IPO bandwagon is e-commerce optimization company ChannelAdvisor. The S-1, filed with the SEC today, indicates that ChannelAdvisor could raises as much as $86....
01:37 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch eBay-Backed E-Commerce Software Company ChannelAdvisor Files For $86M IPO
The latest technology company to join the IPO bandwagon is e-commerce optimization company ChannelAdvisor. The S-1, filed with the SEC today, indicates that ChannelAdvisor could raise as much as $86.2...
01:11 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Flipboard Adds 3 Million Users Since Launch Of Personalized Magazines, Over 500,000 Magazines Created To Date
Mobile magazineFlipboardrevealed today that over half a million personalized magazines have been created on its platform since the launch of the new feature just two weeks prior. During this time, the...
01:04 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Unfazed By Bitcoin's Wild Swings And Mysterious Origins, Silicon Valley VCs Place Their Bets
Bitcoin's record highs and the ensuring surge in hacking attempts and thefts may be grabbing headlines. However, beneath the chaos, Silicon Valley's best-known venture firms are finally starting to ma...
12:59 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Sqwiggle Makes Working Remotely Less Lonely, More Awesome
Hey Marissa! Check this one out.Sqwiggle is browser-based group video chat built with work-from-homers in mind. It's got the office-like immediacy that Skype lacks, but without the noise of a Google H...
12:29 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Creative Market Previews Its API For A Digital Asset Marketplace With Photoshop Extension
Creative Market, the online store for creative digital assets, including graphics, themes, templates and fonts, this week introduced a new Photoshop extension that's designed to preview the power of i...
12:26 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Acquires Pulse For $90M In Stock And Cash
LinkedIn today announced that it has acquired Pulse, the popular newsreader for the web and mobile. The transaction, LinkedIn says, is valued at approximately $90 million in a combination of about 90 ...
12:05 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch Announcing Disrupt NY Hackathon Judges And Another Wave Of Tickets
TechCrunch Disrupt NY is only a couple of weeks off, and before the curtain rises on the main conference, were running our famous 24-hour Hackathon. It's a great way to connect with amazing people, la...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, April 12, 2013
Techcrunch eBay's PayPal Acquires IronPearl To Fuel Growth Beyond 123M Users
About a month ago, I wrote about a stealthy company called IronPearl, led by Stan Chudnovsky and James Currier.They were growth hackers before the word “growth hacker” even existed. In fac...
11:32 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Like A CarWoo For Used Cars, AutoRef Raises $850K Seed Round Led By European Car Buying Marketplace, AutoScout24
Pittsburgh-based startup AutoRef.com, which is something like a CarWoo for used vehicles, has raised $850,000 in seed funding. The round was led by an interesting, strategic investor: the large Europe...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch In The Studio, SoftTech's Charles Hudson Has Game When It Comes To Gaming
"In The Studio" rolls on this week by welcoming a long-time Valley operator, founder, angel investor, venture capitalist, and now general partner at one of the first "super angel" funds.Charles Hudson...
10:49 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Following Kleiner Perkins Lawsuit, Former Partner Ellen Pao Joins Reddit To Build Strategic Partnerships
It's been a while since we've heard about Ellen Pao, the former Kleiner Perkins partner who'd sued her firm for alleged gender discrimination. After she disclosed that she'd be fired from her position...
10:42 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Sticky Raises $3M To Improve Ad Accountability With Eye Tracking
Sticky, a startup using eye-tracking technology to measure ad effectiveness, has raised $3 million in new funding.The company is a rebranding of EyeTrackShop, a webcam-based eyetracking service which ...
10:36 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Rockmelt Will Shut Down Social Browser To Focus On Funneling The Web Into Its New Content Feed Site
“Distributing a desktop browser is hard and expensive (especially if you dont have an operating system or the worlds most trafficked website to promote it)” says Rockmelt, so today it anno...
10:36 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Rockmelt Will Shut Down Its Social Desktop Browser To Focus On Funneling The Web Into Apps And A New Feed Site
“Distributing a desktop browser is hard and expensive (especially if you dont have an operating system or the worlds most trafficked website to promote it)” says Rockmelt, so today it anno...
10:35 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Early Bird Disrupt NY Sales End Today, And We're Giving Tickets To The First 10 People Who Donate $500 To TFA
Thank you readers, you helped us kick Path to the curb in our Teach For America challenge. Muahahahahahaha. Now let's see if we can get to that number one slot. Fear our TechCrunch power, Jessica Less...
09:35 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch IBM To Invest $1 Billion In Flash Technology Research, Reflecting Obsolescence Of Hard Disk Drives
IBM plans to invest $1 billion in research todesign, create and integrate Flash into its servers, storage systems and middleware, a reflection of the changing requirements needed for companies to mana...
09:21 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Piki.fm Goes From Beta To Public As TurnTable Launches Its New Social Network For Music Lovers
Today, Turntable.fm's latest mobile venture is launching out of beta as a free iOS app to the public. Music lovers, meet Piki.fm. Piki.fm is the asyncrhonous counterpart to Turntable.fm's real-time so...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Accel Adds Yelp Communications Exec Stephanie Ichinose As First Marketing Partner
VC firm Accel Partners is bringing on its first marketing partner with the addition of former Yelp Senior Director of Communications, Stephanie Ichinose. In her new role, Ichinose will be responsible ...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Is An Always-On Xbox Indefensible Or Is Taking To Twitter Just The Wrong Way To Defend It?
After a very public defense of rumors about the next Xbox's always-on Internet requirements, a new report claims that Microsoft creative director Adam Orth is no longer with the company. In a series o...
08:52 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Perks-Focused Hotel Startup Want Me Get Me' Gets A New Search-By-Map Feature
Members of Want Me Get Me, a startup promising its members a VIP experience at any partner hotel, should have an easier time finding the right hotel starting today.The site connects travelers with lux...
08:38 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile CRM Apps To Grow 500% By 2014 As Market Turns With Decline In PC Shipments
Gartner Research is reporting mobile CRM apps will grow 500percent by 2014, another sign of a shifting market that has more to do with work getting done in the cloud more so than from a server behind ...
08:28 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Curious Pictures, Producers Of Popular Disney, Nick & PBS Children's Television, Invests In Kids' App Maker PlaySquare, A Startup Building Touchable TV
PlaySquare, a startup founded by a team of Emmy-winning children's television producersinterested in bringing "touchable TV" to the iPad, has found a new home and partner in their efforts thanks to an...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Kik Messenger Tops 50M Registered Users, Adding Over 200K Per Day As It Delivers In-App Push For Kik Cards
The messaging space is a hot one these days, and early player Kik is no exception. The Waterloo-based company announced today that its cross-platform messaging app now has over 50 million registered u...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Google's New Inactive Account Manager Gives You Control Over Your Digital Afterlife
What will happen to your Gmail, Youtube, Google Drive and Google+ accounts after you die? That’s probably not something you really want to think about, but as more and more of our data now ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz Adds To Its Powerhouse Of Talent, Names Enterprise Tech Veteran Ken Coleman As Special Advisor
VC firm Andreessen Horowitz is announcing another major win for its powerhouse of talent Ken Coleman, enterprise tech veteran, is joining the firm as a Special Advisor. Coleman is a Silicon Valley pio...
07:44 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch VineTune, An Ever-Changing Music Video Made Up Of 6-Second Vines
From the moment it launched under Twitter's watchful wing, marketers and the media have considered Vine a new frontier for advertisers. User-generated content is all the rage in marketing, and social ...
07:34 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Lanyrd Monetizes By Charging Companies To Track Conference Speaker Activity
With the relative decline of Plancast and Upcoming, the Lanyrd startup has solidly stepped in to the breach, aggregating content around speakers, attendees, venues, books, video and anything to do wit...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Backed By Google Ventures & Greylock, Sold Launches A Mobile Service That Takes The Hassle Out Of Selling Online
While eCommerce has exploded over the last decade, digital marketplaces still suffer the same nagging user experience flaws they always have -- particularly person-to-person marketplaces. It probably ...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Backed By Google, Greylock & Matrix, Sold Launches A Mobile Service That Takes The Hassle Out Of Selling Online
While eCommerce has exploded over the last decade, digital marketplaces still suffer the same nagging user experience flaws they always have -- particularly person-to-person marketplaces. It probably ...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Donna, Your Mobile Personal Assistant From Khosla-Backed Startup Incredible Labs
Dont have a custom-designed, one-of-a-kind bespoke app to communicate and collaborate with your assistant through? Hell, dont even have a personal assistant? Well, thats all about to change, thanks to...
06:42 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Now Backed By Andreessen & More, OpenCoin Looks To Build A Better Bitcoin - And A Universal Payment Ecosystem
Another day, another Bitcoin-related investment, and further affirmation that VCs are hungry to invest in the ecosystem surrounding the decentralized digital currency. Today, OpenCoin, better known as...
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Backed By $3.25 Million From NEA, 500 Startups, Felicis & Others, Tynker Launches Its Visual Learn To Code Platform For Children
Mountain View-based startup Tynker is launching a new platform aimed at helping kids of all ages learn to program. Unlike traditional development environments, this introductory step into the world of...
06:24 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Mt. Gox Cross-Site Scripting Attack Wipes Out Bitcoin Accounts
The price of freedom, as they say, is eternal vigilance. A user called bitbully on the Bitcointalk Forums found himself 34 bitcoins poorer when he visited a site claiming to be a chat service connecte...
06:24 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Java Applet Attack Wipes Out Bitcoin Accounts On Mt. Gox
The price of freedom, as they say, is eternal vigilance. A user called bitbully on the Bitcointalk Forums found himself 34 bitcoins poorer when he visited a site claiming to be a chat service connecte...
06:09 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Links Shared Through Twitter Are Broken, But The Rest Of Twitter Is Working Fine (Update: Just Kidding)
It appears that Twitter is experiencing some performance pains this morning, as links that appear within tweets seem to be automatically borked. Clicking on a link that appears within a tweet will bri...
06:02 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch AOL Confirms Ned Brody Has Resigned As Head Of AOL Networks, CEO Armstrong Takes Over In The Interim [Memo]
Some turmoil in the management ranks at AOL, with Yahoo, apparently, hoping to profit as part of its ongoing hiring spree. AOL (which owns TechCrunch) has confirmed to us that Ned Brody, who had been ...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch With The Game D, Techdy Hopes To Fund And Build An Open-Source Game Controller Case For iPad Mini
The iPad mini is a unique device in that it offers much more portability than the standard iPad, while still providing a much bigger screen than the iPhone for more enjoyable gaming. Techdy has recogn...
05:01 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch With Fujitsu's Latest Move, GetApp's Cloud Business App Platform Just Got Interesting
This week Japanese tech giant Fujitsu acquired an obscure French company called RunMyProcess for an undisclosed amount. This "integration Platform as a Service" (iPaaS) company offered a platform to a...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Mail Pilot For iPhone And iPad Launches, Turns Your Email Inbox Into A Full-Featured To-Do List
Before Mailbox was even an officially announced project, and long before it sold to Dropbox in what is said to have been around a $100 million deal, Josh Milas and Alex Obenauer took to Kickstarter to...
04:35 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch A Glimpse Of A Cultural Dystopia Without TV Broadcasters
An ominous “nuclear option” looms over the TV-loving American public if Fox and other broadcasters follow through with a threat to pull out of the public airwaves in response to Aereo, a b...
03:52 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Foursquare's New Series D Round Of $41M Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation
Foursquare, the social, location-based check-in app that has been pivoting into becoming a more of platform for local search, has finally closed its Series D round of funding. Foursquare tells TechCru...
03:52 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Foursquare's $41M Series D Round Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation
Foursquare, the social, location-based check-in app that has been pivoting into becoming a more of platform for local search, has finally closed its Series D round of funding. Foursquare tells TechCru...
03:52 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Foursquare's New $41M Round Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation
Foursquare, the social, location-based check-in app that has been pivoting into becoming a more of platform for local search, has finally closed its Series D round of funding. Foursquare tells TechCru...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch General Catalyst Adds Unica Founder Yuchun Lee As Entrepreneur In Residence
After adding former VMware CTO Steve Herrod as an investment partner, VC firm General Catalyst Partners is bringing more enterprise talent to the mix with the addition of Unica co-founder and former I...
02:24 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Launches A Tech Lobby, But What Will It Do Differently?
Elusive Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made headlines today on the announcement of his new technology lobby, FWD.us, that he formed with his powerful Silicon Valley friends. But, behind the starstru...
01:56 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Launches New Phablet Brand - Galaxy Mega - Confirms Two Devices: 6.3 HD, 1.7GHz Dual-Core & 5.8 QHD, 1.4GHz Dual-Core
Samsung has confirmed the arrival of a new sub-brand within its Galaxy range of mobile devices: the Galaxy Mega expands its mini-tablet-sized-phone (aka phablet) portfolio by firing two new devices in...
01:24 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Reportedly Working On 7 Surface Tablet As PC Market Slumps To Four-Year Low
According to a report in the WSJ, Microsoft is working on a new line-up of its Windows 8-powered Surface tablets that includes a seven inch version of the slate. This small form factor size would enab...
12:53 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Prototyping App POP Joins AVOS, The Company Led By YouTube Founders Chad Hurley And Steve Chen
POP, the app that lets developers turn paper sketches into app prototypes, has joined AVOS, the Internet company led by YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. When it launched in November, PO...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Zuckerberg And 30 Tech All-Stars Launch Political Advocacy Group FWD.us
Leaders from Facebook, Google, and other tech giants today announced they're banding together to form a political advocacy group called FWD.us, designed to promote policies that will keep the American...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Zuckerberg And A Team Of Tech All-Stars Launch Political Advocacy Group FWD.us
Leaders from Facebook, Google, and other tech giants today announced they're banding together to form a political advocacy group called FWD.us, designed to promote policies that will keep the American...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Xeneta Raises $1.6M To Crowdsource Price Comparisons For Sea Freight
Xeneta, which offers a crowdsourced price comparison service for sea freight, has raised a 1.2 million (~$1.6m) seed round led by the Stockholm VC Creandum, with participation from Norwegian private i...
11:43 am GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Bitcoin Price-Drop Caused By Rush Of Interest, Not DDOS, Says Mt.Gox Exchange; Newcomers Now Opening ~20k Accounts Per Day
The Bitcoin correction we wrote about yesterday was not caused by a DDOS attack on one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges, Mt.Gox, but rather by a massive spike in interest in the crypto currency, accor...
08:27 am GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Tint Gives Businesses An Easy Way To Bring Social Media Feeds To Their Websites, Apps And Facebook Pages
Last year, Tim Sae Koo, Nikhil Aitharaju, Eunice Noh and Ryo Chiba launched HypeMarks to give people a less hectic way to consume social media. The startup aggregated tweets, articles, links and more ...
08:05 am GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch ICANN Says It Will Allow Chinese Top-Level Domain Names This Year, Followed By Other Languages
The president of ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) Fady Chehade told the Wall Street Journal that the organization will launch Chinese character options for top-level dom...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch VCs Invested $6.9B In 841 Deals In Q1 2013, Funding Up 17 Percent, Deal Activity Highest Since Dot-Com Days
Private company M&A and venture capital database CB Insights has issued its Q1 2013 report on venture capital and deals. According to the report, VCs invested $6.9 billion across 841 Deals (eclips...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Swipely Expands Its Credit Card-Based Loyalty System With Reputation Monitoring And Campaign Tracking
Swipely, a startup that allows local businesses to manage customer loyalty programs using credit card purchase data, is announcing new features so those businesses can measure the impact that their on...
05:53 am GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Has Facebook Quietly Acquired Osmeta, A Stealth Mobile Software Startup?
While Facebook is building out a bolder role in mobile in the form of Facebook Home, it looks like it is also continuing to make acquisitions that will help bolster that strategy overall. We have lear...
05:53 am GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Confirmed: Facebook Has Acquired Osmeta, A Stealth Mobile Software Startup
While Facebook is building out a bolder role in mobile in the form of Facebook Home, it looks like it is also continuing to make acquisitions that will help bolster that strategy overall. We have lear...
05:06 am GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Blippy Team Launches Tophatter iPhone App With Surprisingly Fun Live Auctions
The team behind share-your-purchase-information startup Blippy has started talking about its new direction. After pivoting from Blippy to another e-commerce project, it has pivoted again and is now wo...
04:41 am GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Help Kick Path's Butt (And Support Teach For America)
Some of us in tech are self-taught geniuses who never needed school -- but that's mostly not the case, and you know it. Great teachers in math, science, reading and other core areas have helped this g...
03:34 am GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Hapyrus Launches Service For Amazon Redshift, An Emerging Alternative To Hadoop And Hive
Hapyrus has launched FlyData, technology that enables it to automatically upload and migrate data to Amazon Redshift, the data-warehouse service that can scale to petabyte size. Amazon has claimed tha...
03:20 am GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch SmartAsset Expands Its Home-Buying Tools With Mortgage Advice And Neighborhood Data
SmartAsset, a Y Combinator-incubated startup that built tools to help you answer tough financial questions, is expanding its offerings today with features for choosing the right neighborhood and the r...
02:59 am GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Hiring Developers? Codassium Combines Collaborative Code Editing And Video Chat Into One Web App
Hiring good developers is one helluva process. First you've gotta find the rare developer who isn't already drowning in job offers. Then you've gotta sit down and chat 'em up to make sure they'll be a...
02:37 am GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Kippt, An Evernote For The Web, Lures Developers With New API, App Gallery
Kippt, which lets you collect and share content from across the web, is looking to attract developers with a brand-new API and gallery of apps. The two-person startup has relied on outside developers ...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Glass Explorer Edition To Ship Within The Next Month, Google Confirms
Today during Google Venture’s “Glass Collective” event, Google told us that it hopes to get the Glass hardware into the hands of developers “within the next month.” The e...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins And Andreessen Horowitz Team Up As "Glass Collective" To Invest In Google Glass Ecosystem
Today, Google Ventures announced a partnership with two of the biggest technology venture capital firms in the world, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins, on what they’re calling the “...
12:54 am GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch IRS Doesn't Deny Snooping Emails Without A Warrant
The IRS refuses to deny whether its Criminal Tax Division rummages through suspected tax dodgers’ emails without a warrant. In response to the American Civil Liberties Union request for its priv...
12:35 am GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Sendicate Takes Its Email Newsletter Service Out Of Beta, Launches An API
Sendicate, a startup aiming to make it easy for businesses to create beautiful email newsletters, is moving out of beta testing today with the launch of version 1.0 . In addition to removing the beta ...
12:09 am GMT - Thu, April 11, 2013
Techcrunch Google Wants To Operate .Search As A Dotless Domain, Plans To Open .Cloud, .Blog And .App To Others
If it gets it, Google wants to turn .search into a “dotless domain,” the company told ICANN a few days ago. Last year, Google applied to manage the .app, .blog, .cloud and .search generic ...
11:58 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Well, That Was Fast: Twitter Already Shut Down Ribbon's Newly Launched In-Stream Payments Feature
This morning, payments startup Ribbon announced support for "in-stream" payments on Twitter.com, allowing users to click a button directly within a tweet in order to make a purchase without having to ...
11:40 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Internet Pioneer Dwight Merriman To Speak At Disrupt NY This Month
We’re very pleased to announce that Dwight Merriman, the co-founder and former CTO of DoubleClick and now the cofounder of hot New York startup 10gen, will be joining us on stage at Disrupt NY t...
11:37 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Bitcoin Suffers A Correction Amid Apparent DDOS Attacks On Some Exchanges
Bitcoin is undergoing a classic correction after quintupling in price over the past 30 days. The currency, which was trading as high as $265 earlier today on Mt. Gox, plummeted and is now trading at a...
11:30 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Movile Helps Users Get Connected With Apps To Find And Share Access To Free Mobile Hotspots
Mobile content company Movile has over the last several years distributed content and applications for a primarily Latin American audience. But what happens when a mobile user isn't connected to a wir...
11:01 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch ComiXology Reverses Ban On The Latest Issue Of Saga, Says Apple Isn't To Blame
ComiXology just published a blog post discussing (and ultimately backing down from) a recent decision to ban the latest issue of Saga from its iOS comics store.Yesterday, Saga writer Brian K. Vaughan ...
10:21 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Mozilla Makes Leadership Changes: CEO Gary Kovacs To Step Down Later This Year, Mitchell Baker Becomes Executive Chair
Mozilla, the nonprofit organization behind Firefox, Firefox OS and other online tools, today announced that its CEO Gary Kovacs, who joined Mozilla in 2010, will step down “later this year.̶...
10:14 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Forthcoming Chat Client Babel Shows Up All Over The Web In Screenshots, Bug Reports, Forums & More
Google Babel, the forthcoming unified messenger service from Google that's all but confirmed thanks to a number of screenshots, bug reports, developer forum posts and more, is now being said to only i...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Payments Startup Ribbon Now Lets You Buy In-Stream On Twitter.com, Launches YouTube Support & Price-Matches PayPal
Ribbon, the AngelPad-backed payments startup that introduces a simpler checkout experience when buying from merchants online or via social media, is today rolling out two big new features: support for...
09:43 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch San Francisco's All-Age Science Museum Explores Mental Illness And, Subtly, Homosexuality
San Francisco's swanky new $300 million science museum has taken the bold initiative to encourage kids to ask, "what is normal?" Within the Exploratorium's sea-side digs, a dingy 20th century exhibit ...
09:26 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Backlift Launches A Back-End Service For Front-End Developers
Backlift, a Y Combinator-backed startup that’s launching today, describes itself as a back-end service for front-end developers. The service takes all of the work of setting up a server environm...
09:08 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Zillow Revamps Its iOS App With New Homescreen & Improved Navigation, Adds Mortgage Marketplace To iPad App
The real estate market in the U.S. is quickly picking up pace again, and last month, Zillow‘s mobile traffic hit a new record with 89 homes viewed per second (up from 75 homes the month before)....
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch From The Founder Of Pixable, Contactive Wants To Be The Caller ID For Our Web-Centric World
It was just seven months ago that intelligent photo aggregator app Pixable sold to SingTel, the Singaporean telecom giant, in a $26.5 million deal. It was a very nice exit for the startup, and it woul...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Cinemagram Launches Its Vine Competitor For Short Looping Video On Android
Cinemagram, a startup among those that pioneered short animated video clip sharing on the iPhone when it originally debuted back in 2011, has officially launched its Android app today. The new app bri...
08:17 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Roku Hits 5M Streaming Players Sold In The U.S., Has Streamed 8B Videos And Music Tracks
Roku just announced via its blog that it has sold 5 million of its streaming Internet media players since its launch back in 2008. The devices have managed to stream a total of 8 billion pieces of con...
08:16 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox For Teams Gets Dropped In Re-Branding To Reflect Business Focus
Dropbox is renaming Dropbox Teams to better reflect its change in business focus. The move comes in tandem with Dropbox’s new support for single sign on (SSO) and partnerships with Okta and othe...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch ZenPayroll Launches Simple, Cloud-Based Payroll Service For Accountants And Bookkeepers
YC-backed ZenPayroll, the startup that offers an easy to use, cloud-based payroll application, is debuting a new product todayZenPayroll for Accountants....
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Bypass Grabs $3.5M From eBay, Nolan Ryan & Others To Help Big-Ticket Venues Upgrade Their Payment Solutions
Software may be eating the world, but at present, it's only been nibbling at entertainment venues and sports stadiums. With the wave of easy-to-use, mobile friendly payment solutions like Square, swee...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn's New Recruiter Homepage Gives Headhunters Better Search, Status And News
LinkedIn has been launching a number of new features to improve engagement on its site, and today it's taking that strategy out to one of its premium products, LinkedIn Recruiter, with the launch of a...
07:03 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch SimCity Arrives On Mac June 11, 1.3M PC Copies Sold So Far Despite Connection Requirements
SimCity is making its way to Mac, as promised, but now EA has put a specific date on when that will happen. The city-building simulator will arrive on OS X June 11, EA revealed in a press release toda...
06:48 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Still Reigns Supreme With Teens, But Social Media Interest Dwindling
Teens still love Facebook. No news there. According to a recent study by Piper Jaffray, 33 percent of the 5,200 teens surveyed choose Facebook as their most important social network. Following behind,...
06:28 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Unroll.me Redesigns Yet Again In A Bid To Better Battle Your Junk Email Subscriptions
"Lame pitch. Marketing email. Marketing email. Really lame pitch. Marketing email. Oh, well thats pretty neat."If you can imagine that muttered monologue taking place every 15 minutes or so for an ent...
06:27 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Launches Partner Categories, 500+ Profiles To Target Ads Better,Using Data From Datalogix, Epsilon and Axciom
Facebook today is taking another step ahead in its ad targeting strategy, which serves users advertising based on their location and online purchasing and browsing histories. The social network is lau...
06:27 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Launches Partner Categories, 500+ Generic Profiles To Target Ads Better, With Data From Datalogix, Epsilon, Axciom
Facebook today is taking another step ahead in its ad targeting strategy, which serves users advertising based on their location and online purchasing and browsing histories. The social network is lau...
06:23 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Lightbank Invests $650,000 In Walk.by, A New Platform Connecting Local Merchants With Online Shoppers By Way Of Smartphones
Lightbank has invested $650,000 in its own Founder-in-Residence Josh Hernandez's new startup, Walk.by, a platform for bringing local merchants into the e-commerce world by way of smartphones. The comp...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Backed By Twilio, SV Angel & 500 Startups, HealthSouk Brings Affordable Dental Care To California
According to a report published by the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging last year, more than 130 million Americans are living without dental insurance. That means more Americans have sm...
05:12 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Oculus Rift Teardown Reveals The Secrets Of On-Your-Face 3D Gaming
I always wanted but never got a Virtual Boy, but I'm glad I waited since the Oculus Rift looks like a much better goggle-based gaming platform. The gadget got the teardown treatment over at iFixit tod...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Website Testing Service Optimizely Raises $28M Round Led By Benchmark, Plans Global Expansion
Optimizely, a Y Combinator-incubated startup that helps companies A/B test different versions of their website, has raised $28 million in Series A funding.That would be a sizable Series A for most sta...
04:56 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Burner, The One-Click Disposable Phone Number App, Comes To Android
Sometimes you just need a disposable phone number. Why? Maybe you're not too sure about that dude you just met, but you want to give him a chance. Maybe you don't want weirdos from Craigslist calling ...
04:46 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch AppGratis Won't Be The Last To Fall As Apple Moves To Keep Charts Pure And Avoid Stores-Within-A-Store
Apple will reportedly be pruning the App Store more in the wake of its decision to remove AppGratis, the French startup that just recently raised $13.5 million for its app promotion and discovery plat...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Elon Musk Dares To Have A Political Opinion On Twitter
No more political comments for me now that I’ve shot off both my feet. Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 9, 2013 Twitter is an extraordinary tool in so many ways. But, it’s a troll-lined black ...
04:03 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Wave Debuts Free Receipt Scanning And Management Tool To Add To Its Free Accounting Platform
The new Receipts by Wave product, which includes an iPhone app and online entry via the Wave web-based dashboard, is designed to make it possible for business owners to file receipts with their accoun...
03:54 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Europe Takes Another Step Towards An Open Data Directive
The EC has been banging the open data drum for a while now, launching its Open Data Strategy for Europe back in 2011. Today another step along the road to liberating government data across the region ...
03:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch HealthTok Lands $18.7M From NEA, Emergence & Others To Make Your Health Plan More Engaging
Traditionally, healthcare managers -- whether they be health plans, care organizations, brokers or employers -- have struggled to get their members to engage with their wellness programs and heath too...
03:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch WellTok Lands $18.7M From NEA, Emergence & Others To Make Your Health Plan More Engaging
Traditionally, healthcare managers -- whether they be health plans, care organizations, brokers or employers -- have struggled to get their members to engage with their wellness programs and heath too...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Wandera Gets $7M From Bessemer To Help Enterprises Compress And Control Mobile Data Costs
Wandera, a startup that offers enterprises a cloud-based solution to reduce the costs of mobile data through compression and better management, is announcing that it has closed $7 million in funding. ...
02:24 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Google To Be Pushed To Improve The Visibility Of Specialised Search Rivals To Comply With EU Antitrust Probe, Says FT
With the outcome of a two-year long EC investigation into its search practices looming, Google is likely to have to change how it presents search results in Europe to improve the visibility of rival s...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Viber Brings Voice Calls To BlackBerry OS (Not BB10) In Beta Update
Just a few months ago, Skype competitor Viber previewed voice calling on the BlackBerry platform. Viber is available on a multitude of platforms, including iOS, Windows Phone 8, Bada, S40, Symbian, an...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga's Gaming Partner Bwin Spins Off Kalixa, Its Payments Platform, In Bigger Bid For The $1.3T E-Commerce Market
Bwin, the online gaming giant that is powering Zynga's first foray into real-money gambing, in the UK, today is spinning off its payments platform Kalixa. In turn, Kalixa is launching new mobile and o...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga's Gaming Partner Bwin Spins Off Payments Platform Kalixa To Better Target The $1.3T E-Commerce Market
Bwin, the online gaming giant that is powering Zynga's first foray into real-money gambing, in the UK, today is spinning off its payments platform Kalixa. In turn, Kalixa is launching new mobile and o...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch TranserWise To Pay It Forward With $100M In Free Money Transfers For European Startups
TransferWise, the online currency exchange, has been pitching itself as the preferred method of money transfer for European startups for a while now. And today, borne out of its co-founder Taavet Hinr...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch TransferWise To Pay It Forward With $100M In Free Money Transfers For European Startups
TransferWise, the online currency exchange, has been pitching itself as the preferred method of money transfer for European startups for a while now. And today, borne out of its co-founder Taavet Hinr...
09:32 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Foursquare's Upcoming iOS Release Is A Pivotal Moment For The Company, As In It's Now Or Never
We all know the Foursquare story quite well, the app launched at SXSW five years ago and a fair amount of people have been using it to check-in ever since. The company is releasing a new version of it...
08:57 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Google Adds Non-Profit Information To Knowledge Graph, Gives Them A Boost With Google+ Follow Buttons
Some people believe that Google’s practices when it come to search are mystical and unfair, or sometimes evil, but what the company wants to do is surface the most important information for you ...
08:30 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch The Facebook Phone Consensus From 7 Reviews: An Impressive First Try For $99
Why trust one reviewer to tell you what phone to buy? Better to get a consensus, and across reviews by seven leading publications the verdict is that the HTC First features a stylish yet casual design...
08:04 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Index Ventures' Danny Rimer
Ask a VC is back this week with Index Ventures' partners Danny Rimer. You can submit questions for Rimer either in the comments or here and well ask them during the show....
08:01 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Medium Adds Collaboration Tools To Its Publishing Platform, Allowing People To Add Notes To Your Posts
Today, Ev Williams’ latest startup Medium added some tools to bring people together while they’re writing. The collaboration tools are similar to what you’d find in Google Docs, but ...
08:01 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Launches Primetime To Facilitate TV Everywhere Services, Signs Up Comcast & NBC Sports As Customers
Adobe has changed the way it sells technology used to enabled high-quality streaming services from TV networks and other video providers. With the launch of Adobe Primetime -- previously know as Proje...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Video Views Up 300% In 2012, With Tablets Driving The Charge With A 360% Increase
Adobe has released its Digital Video Benchmark for the U.S. for 2012, wherein the Digital Index team shows what it learned monitoring video performance throughout the year across digital platforms. Th...
07:22 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch As It Focuses On Profitability, Tumblr Lays Off Team Behind Editorial Initiative Storyboard
Tumblr has laid off the four-person editorial team behind Storyboard, an experimental initiative to highlight users and organizations on the blogging platform, less than one year after the project wen...
05:01 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch An iPhone Lover's Take On The Facebook Phone
This is not a Facebook Phone. Yeah, whatever. The HTC First is the first phone that has Facebook partnering up with an OEM to bake an Android pie with Facebook Home filling, so Im calling it the Faceb...
05:01 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Phone Review: HTC First Decorates Home With Extra Alerts But A Shabby Camera
After years of rumors, the Facebook Phone aka the HTC First finally launches April 12th for $99 on AT&T. It's light and supple, plus comes with a suped-up version of Facebook Home pre-installed th...
04:37 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Badgeville Names Former Cast Iron Exec Ken Come As Its New CEO
Gamification startup Badgeville just announced that it has appointed Ken Come as its new CEO. Co-founder and outgoing CEO Kris Duggan will become the company's chief strategy officer, and he will also...
03:44 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Bufferbox Move To The Bay Area Didn't Surprise Swapbox, Which Remains Focused On Scaling
Who knew that package delivery would become a hot space, especially when it involves installation of physical lockers? Last week, we uncovered that the Google’s recent acquisition, Bufferbox, wa...
02:44 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch eBay Hires A VP Of Data To Focus On Personalization Across The Marketplace And Other Properties
We know that eBay has been looking for ways to add personalization to its marketplace and other products and properties but today the company is brining in new leadership to direct this efforts. Zoher...
02:31 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Let's Get Ready To Rumble: TechCrunch Is Coming To Austin, Seattle, San Diego, And Boston
TechCrunch is rolling into Texas, Washington, California and Massachusetts this year for our patented Meetup+Pitch Off events, parties dedicated to exposing the coolest startups in your home town...
01:41 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft's Latest Scroogled Ads Attack Sharing Of Information That Google Developers Need To Process Transactions
Today, Microsoft has leveled more accusations about Google’s practices by way of its “Scroogled” campaigns. This time, the complaints are about how Google handles users’ data w...
01:31 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch FuzeBox Adds 50K New Enterprise Subscribers In Q1 2013, Debuts Improved iPad Client
San Francisco-based virtual meeting player FuzeBox has had some impressive success to kick-off 2013, posting a 200 percent rise in demand for its product in the initial quarter of the year, with 50,00...
01:17 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Vudu Headquarters Robbed, Hard Drives With Private Customer Data Stolen
There's been a break-in! And this time, it's a physical, real-world break-in not the digital variety we've grown accustomed to.Vudu, the video streaming service acquired by Walmart in 2010, has just ...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch As Aereo Fights A Clone, Fox Threatens To Go To Cable If Courts Continue To Rule In Aereo's Favor
This is a story about multiple lawsuits, a clone, and yet another tale of David vs. Goliath, except this time David and Goliath are kind of the same person. After winning in the courts against a cohor...
12:29 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch GitHub For Mac Now Supported In GitHub Enterprise
According to a GitHubpost this morning,GitHub for Mac is now supported in GitHub Enterprise.The supportcomes as part of the latest release ofGitHub for Mac. Thefeatures, “Clone in Mac,”use...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Developer Community Coderwall Launches Pitchbox, A New Recruiting Service
Y Combinator-backed Coderwall started out as a social site for developers to list their achievements and projects, but it has been moving into recruiting first by allowing companies to build their ow...
12:05 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch With The Launch Of Hemlock Grove, Netflix Adds A Landing Page On Xbox To Feature Its Originals
Netflix is quickly building a stable of its own original content, but until now, those programs been lumped in with all the movies and TV series that it's licensed from other content providers. Not an...
12:05 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix Adds Landing Pages To Feature Original Series Hemlock Grove On Xbox, Web, iPad, PS3, & Wii
Netflix is quickly building a stable of its own original content, but those programs end up getting lumped in with all the movies and TV series that it's licensed from other content providers. To comb...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, April 10, 2013
Techcrunch Foundation Capital Raises $282M For Seventh Fund, Will Focus Mainly On Early-Stage Investments
Foundation Capital is announcing its seventh fund, Foundation Capital Fund VII. The VC firm has raised $282 million in new capital, bringing total capital under management to $2.7 billion over 17 year...
11:57 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch TripAdvisor Buys Luxury Travel Site Jetsetter From Gilt
Word has just come in that TripAdvisor has acquired Jetsetter, Gilt's private community for exclusive travel deals....
11:35 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Rackspace Rolls Out Its Mobile Plan As Vendors Get Giddy About Backend Data Pipes And Spigots
Suddenly all this backend stuff is hot. Who would have ever thought that data pipes and the spigots would get so much attention?Salesforce is getting into the game and now so is Rackspace with the lau...
11:28 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Google Gives $3M Global Impact Award Grant To Three Organizations To Support Global Human Trafficking Hotline
Google’s non-profit arm announced its Global Impact Awards program last December and has has announced three organizations that would be receiving $3M in grants. All of these organizations are f...
11:20 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Box Updates Its Outlook Plugin And Makes It Available For Users With Free Accounts, Too
Desktop-based email clients aren’t exactly a hot topic these days, but millions of users still rely on their trusty Outlook client. To bridge the gap between Outlook on the desktop and the web, ...
11:09 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Local Business Marketing Startup Circl Ties Facebook To Foot Traffic, Courtesy Of Mobile Measurement Tools
Circla new startup helping businesses run online promotions using social media and email marketing, is launching today with already over 1,000 customers who have signed up for the platform, over 100 o...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Tim Armstrong Defends Aol's Content Business, Announces New Ad Tool For Publishers
Aol CEO Tim Armstrong sang the praises of programmatic, automated advertising today during his keynote presentation at the Ad:Tech conference in San Francisco, and he announced a new Marketplace tool ...
10:37 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch AT&T Counters Google Fiber In Austin, Says It Invests More Than Any Other Public Company Into U.S. Communities
In the worst kept secret in Austin history, Google announced in conjunction with the city that it would be the second location to get Google’s Fiber offering. Just a few hours after that announc...
10:34 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Austin's Mayor Lee Leffingwell: Being The 2nd Google Fiber City Will Be An Advantage
Earlier today, Google announced that it would bring its gigabit Google Fiber Internet service and Google Fiber TV with about 200 HD channels to Austin, Texas by the middle of 2014. After the event, Go...
09:46 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Defense Experts Warn Of Cheap Enemy Drones On The Battlefield
While many current drone programs are extremely complex - and costly - cheap drones used for spying, mapping, and even attacks could turn the tables on world militaries by giving terrorists and less w...
09:32 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Cisimple Exits Beta, Makes Mobile App Building, Testing & DeploymentWell, Simple
Cisimplea startup that helps automate the build, testing and deployment process for mobile applications, is today exiting its beta and making its new testing platform available to all developers. The ...
09:23 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On Marketplace 3.0: Why The Future of E-Commerce Might Be Japanese [TCTV]
In his new book, Marketplace 3.0; Rewriting the Rules of Borderless Business, Mikitani lays out his vision for the future of online retailing. As he told me, buying products online will be marked by a...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch YC's Tracks.by Team Morphs Its Music Discovery Site, Hipset, Into A YouTube Network For Celebrities
Last summer, the guys from Tracks.by launched Hipset as a discovery site for music aficionados. The idea was to provide a place for music fans to keep track of all the latest jams from their favorite ...
08:58 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Google Street View Hyperlapse Is An Experimental New Way Of Wandering The World
Google Street View is maybe one of the most interesting and under appreciated technical developments of the past decade, but it's all a little static when viewed through standard channels like Google ...
08:36 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch AppGratis Was Indeed Pulled By Apple, But Reports Of [Its] Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
iOS App Discovery Service AppGratis was pulled from the App Store on Saturday. At the time, commentators were left wondering what was wrong with AppGratis’ app. Founder and CEO Simon Dawlat just...
08:31 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Watch Colbert Convince Bill Clinton To Join Twitter As @PrezBillyJeff
Sometimes, politics is just plain entertaining. Yesterday, Stephen Colbert managed to charm President Bill Clinton in to joining Twitter under an alias that only the night-night comedian could do....
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Docstoc Partners With Microsoft, Starts Selling Some Of Its Document Templates From Inside Office
Docstoc, the online store for high-quality professional and business documents that made its debut at the TechCrunch40 conference back in 2007, today announced that it has partnered with Microsoft to ...
08:23 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Yandex, Russia's Homegrown Google', Looks At Gesture-Based Interfaces To Power Apps
Russian search giant Yandex has collaborated on developing an experimental gesture-based interface to explore how similar tech could be incorporated into future social apps and mobile products. As its...
08:21 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Treehouse Lands $7M From Kaplan, Social+Capital To Help You Learn To Code
Treehouse launched in late 2011 on an ambitious mission: To help anyone learn to code and design for iOS, Android and the Web, regardless of their technical know-how. By combining the video-based appr...
08:16 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Google Makes Its Austin Fiber Plans Official: Texas City Will Be Connected By Mid-2014
Google has finally made it official: Austin will be the second city, after Kansas City, for Google Fiber, its high-speed broadband Gigabit internet and TV service. The news, made at an announcement in...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Google Updates Search iOS App With Minor Bug Fixes, Still No Sign Of Google Now
Google has quietly rolled out an update to its Google Search app for iOS, and before you get your hopes up, I'll go ahead and tell you that there's no "Google Now" anywhere to be seen. The update does...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch With Its Latest iOS Update, eBay's RedLaser Adds More Local Deals, Store Profile Pages And More
Last fall, eBay updated its barcode scanning app, RedLaser, to be more of a companion to the in-store shopping experience. Part of that transition was adding deals from RetailMeNot, as well as geofenc...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Blab Predicts Which Social Media Conversations Are Worth Joining
Blab is launching a platform that allows businesses to predict up to three days in advance which social media conversations are going to be important.Co-founder and CTO David Snelling gave me a brie...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Big Money For Little Sites: Mobile Website Maker DudaMobile Raises Another Round, Extends Series B By $10.3 Million
Mobile website makerDudaMobilehas just raised another round, following a busy 2012 which saw the service grow to 4 million mobile sites, the introduction of new partnerships, and a major overhaul of i...
07:34 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Nook Debuts Nook Press, A New Self-Publishing Platform To Compete With Kindle Direct Publishing
Barnes & Noble subsidiary Nook today announced the launch of Nook Press, a self-publishing platform to help the e-reader and e-book seller attract more self-publishing authors. The platform will h...
07:14 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Disrupt NY Early Sales End Soon, And Come To Disrupt Europe: Berlin In October
Hey folks. This is just a little reminder that early-bird ticket sales for Disrupt NY (April 27 - May 1) and Hackathon end on Thursday April 11. So grab yours today. We'd also like to remind you that ...
07:14 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Disrupt NY Early-Bird Sales End Soon, And Come To Disrupt Europe: Berlin In October
Hey folks. This is just a little reminder that early-bird ticket sales for Disrupt NY (April 27 - May 1) and Hackathon end on Thursday April 11. So grab yours today. We'd also like to remind you that ...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Mozilla Launches Beta 2 Of Its Persona Authentication System, Now Works With Firefox OS And All Yahoo.com Email Addresses
Mozilla today launched the second beta of its Persona authentication system, which now allows anybody with a Yahoo.com email address to sign up and log in to any Persona-enabled site without the need ...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Mozilla Launches Beta 2 Of Its Persona Authentication System, Now Supports Firefox OS And All Yahoo.com Email Addresses
Mozilla today launched the second beta of its Persona authentication system, which now allows anybody with a Yahoo.com email address to sign up and log in to any Persona-enabled site without the need ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Asana Adds More Powerful Search, Bug Tracking And More To Simple Task-Management And Productivity App
Asana, the high-profile productivity startup that's trying to redesign the workplace around tasks (instead of email), is announcing a major update today, adding more powerful search functionality, bug...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Zerply Adds Work Images And Promoted Opportunities To Help Job Candidates Focus On The Big Picture
Professional networking and profile startup Zerply is introducing two new features today to help its members better advertise their skills and to help employers better source candidates for open posit...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Enterprise Cloud Data Management Startup ParElastic Raises $5.7M From General Catalyst And Others
ParElastic, a startup in the cloud data management space, is announcing $5.7 million in funding led by General Catalyst with CommonAngels, Point Judith Capital and Launch Capital, as well as angel inv...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Google Unveils Redesigned Play Store Android App, Rollout To Phones And Tablets Starts Today
Remember that hefty leak from a few weeks back that pointed to a dramatic redesign for Google's Play Store Android app? Well, in case you were still unconvinced, Google has confirmed that just such a...
06:25 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Sony Adding DualShock 3 Controller Support To Xperia Devices
Sony appears to be gearing up to offer native DualShock 3 controller support in upcoming Xperia handsets, according to Xperia Blog. The addition of functionality was found in a Sony Xperia SP phone (w...
06:23 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch How Chrono24 Helps Bring Order To The Chaotic Watch Market
As TC's resident watch lover, I often find myself browsing the horology forums while alone, scantily-clad, and drunk. However, in this era of connoisseur-nets and always-connected trade, there are few...
06:21 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Fashion Project, The Site Making Online Shopping A Charitable Act, Raises $1.8 Million In Seed Funding
Recent TechStars Boston gradFashion Projecthas a different take on the second-hand apparel market. It operatesan online store where women can donate their high-end designer items, and others can re-pu...
06:05 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Newsana Combines Reddit's Community With Expert-Driven Curation To Create A Better Way To Consume The News
During their time with Journalists For Human Rights, Canada's largest media development NGO, Ben Peterson and Jonathan Wong helped train local journalists in sub-saharan Africa on how best to report o...
05:58 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch AT&T And Boingo Team Up To Offer 1GB Of Monthly Wi-Fi Free At Hotspots In Reciprocal Deal
Boingo has just announced via a press release that through a partnership with AT&T, it will now offers AT&T subscribers access to its hotspots at international airports beginning today, with s...
05:11 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Pandora Surpasses 200 Million Registered Users, 140 Million Access Via Mobile
Pandora has just announced that its online streaming radio has quite a few listeners. In fact, the company has surpassed 200 million registered users in the U.S. That's up from 100 million registered ...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Patents Proximity-Based iOS-To-OS X File Transfer, Offline iTunes Purchasing
Transferring files from an iPhone to a Mac is still a bit more of a hassle than I'd like it to be. Most of the time I resort to email. But a new patent from Apple (via AppleInsider) describes a featur...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Flurry Gets Into Real-Time Bidding With Launch Of Flurry Marketplace Ad Exchange For Mobile Apps
App analytics and advertising firm Flurry today announced the launch of Flurry Marketplace, its own RTB Exchange for mobile applications, which allows advertisers to bid on available ad impressions in...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Coinsetter Lands $500K From SecondMarket Founder & Others To Help Bring Leverage, Shorting To Bitcoin Trade
Today, Coinsetter, a New York City-based startup looking to launch a new Forex trading platform for Bitcoin, announced today that it has raised $500,000 in seed capital. The round was led by Tribeca V...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung's $399, 16GB Galaxy Note 8.0 Will Launch In The U.S. On April 11
After showing off the international version of its pint-sized Galaxy Note 8.0 back at Mobile World Congress, Samsung is gearing up to launch its newest Note tablet in the U.S. in just a few days. Just...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle & Others Brand Android A Trojan Horse In EU Competition Complaint
FairSearch.org group, a lobby group that counts Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle among its number, has filed a complaint about Google's Android platform to the European Commission, describing Android as a...
04:29 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Plain Vanilla Scores $2.4M Series A To Turn Its Multiplayer Quiz Games Into Something More
A year ago, Icelandic game studio Plain Vanilla had hit a wall. The product they'd poured their hearts into for months had fallen from the charts almost immediately after launch, and they were just we...
04:04 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Carpooling Marketplace BlaBlaCar Reaches 3 Million Members, Rides Into Germany
Well, it looks like the carpooling race in Europe continues. BlaBlaCar, the European carpooling marketplace and competitor to Carpooling.com, has announced that it's reached the milestone of 3 million...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Salesforce Platform Crosses 1 Million Developer Mark, Adds Frameworks To Attract JavaScript Community For Mobile Push
Salesforce.com has attracted one million developers to its platform and is now making a push into the mobile market with a new hybrid environment that allows developers to use JavaScript to update nat...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Salesforce Makes Play For JavaScript Community In Major Mobile Push, Passes 1 Million Developer Mark
Salesforce.com has attracted one million developers to its platform and is now making a push into the mobile market with a new hybrid environment that allows developers to use JavaScript to update nat...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Skydog Router Provides Powerful And Simple Cloud-Based Home Wireless Network Management
Xerox PARC spinout company PowerCloud Systems is debuting a new kind of home networking solution today on Kickstarter, one that in some ways resembles the very successful Almond router, but one that a...
02:43 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch After Its $100M+ Series A, Donuts, A Register For New gTLDs, Doubles Its Available Capital With New Round So It Can Bid For More .Names
After raising $100M+ last June, Donuts -- a registry for the new top-level domain names that ICANN is ushering in this year (such as .yay or .jobs) -- has announced it has raised a new funding ro...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch With Firepad, Firebase Adds Real-Time Text Collaboration To Its App Platform
Y Combinator-backed Firebase is expanding the infrastructure that it offers to app developers with its first module Firepad, a Google Docs-style text editor that allows you to collaborate with others...
01:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch After Rebooting, Lulu Sees Its Database Of Guys App Hit 200K Users In 8 Weeks Across U.S. Campuses
Lulu (formerly Luluvise), the controversial mobile app that lets girls anonymously review and recommend guys, is seeing some pretty decent traction since it rebooted in February to focus on launching ...
01:23 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Asks You To Please Select Your Emotion
It could make us more willing to express how we feel. Or you could say it over-simplies our complex moods and lives. But today the Facebook status update box began offering the option to "share how yo...
01:02 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch UK's EE Will Double 4G Speeds To 130Mbps As It Aims To Pass 1M LTE Users By Dec. 2013
EE, currently the only mobile carrier offering 4G LTE services in the UK, plans to double the speed of its mobile data network in the country's 10 biggest cities to 130 megabits per second, as it brac...
12:54 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Android Home Gaming Console GameStick, A Kickstarter-Funded OUYA Competitor, Gets Its Release Delayed Til June
GameStick, a would-be OUYA competitor that got funded via Kickstarter, has had its launch delayed. The device achieved backing on Kickstarter in February and originally planned to start shipping in Ma...
12:33 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Viki, The YouTube For Foreign Language Content, Revamps Site, Upgrades Subtitling Tech To Scale Up Users
Viki, the video streaming site that has carved out a niche for itself as a destination for subtitled, foreign language content -- all translated by crowdsourcing from its 100 million+ user commun...
12:33 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Viki, The Hulu For Foreign Language Content, Revamps Site, Upgrades Subtitling Tech To Scale Up Users
Viki, the video streaming site that has carved out a niche for itself as a destination for premium, subtitled, foreign language streamed video content -- some 1.5 billion streams today, all translated...
12:11 pm GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Max Niederhofer Jumps From Accel To Sunstone As A Partner To Focus On The Series A Crunch
In a widely rumored move, serial entrepreneur and investor Max Niederhofer has left his Vice President position at Accel Partners in Europe but not - as some thought - to create another startup, but t...
10:45 am GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Resume-Killing Jobs Marketplace HireArt Wants To Help You Find A Job At An Education Startup
If you're not familiar with hiring platform, HireArt, they're the startup that inspired this memorable headline, courtesy of my colleague Sarah Perez. Yes, the Y Combinator-incubated startup launched ...
10:20 am GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Somo, Developer Of The Summly iOS App, Secures New Investment From MMC Ventures
Somo, the UK's largest independent mobile marketing agency, has secured a second investment round led by MMC Ventures and participated in by existing investors. While we normally don't bother with inv...
09:42 am GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Lenovo May Produce A Think-Brand Smartphone, Says ThinkPad Business Unit's VP
In an interview today with Sina Tech (link via Google Translate), Dilip Bhatia, vice president and general manager of Lenovo’s ThinkPad Business Unit, said that the Chinese tech company may buil...
07:59 am GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Practice Fusion Launches Doctors Appointment And Reviews Site Patient Fusion
"It's absurd that people won't go to a restaurant unless they've read reviews but they won't do that for their healthcare." That's why top electronic medical records startup Practice Fusion's CEO Ryan...
07:53 am GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Now In Search Of Its Second Cohort, AcceleratorHK Wants To Boost Hong Kong's Nascent Startup Scene
Hong Kong’s startup scene is still in its infancy, but the founders of AcceleratorHK, the city’s first accelerator program, have high hopes that it will become one of Asia’s leading ...
04:53 am GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Mosaic Prepares To Launch Another $100M In Solar Crowdfunding Platform
Mosaic, a startup allowing people to invest in solar projects, announced today that it has received regulatory approval for its next wave of crowdfunding efforts in California, worth a total of $100 m...
04:53 am GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Mosaic Prepares To Launch Another $100M Of Projects On Its Solar Crowdfunding Platform
Mosaic, a startup allowing people to invest in solar projects, announced today that it has received regulatory approval for its next wave of crowdfunding efforts in California, worth a total of $100 m...
04:38 am GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch ProfitBricks Shows It Can Take On AWS With 2.0 Infrastructure
The infrastructure-as-a-service-providers (IaaS) market is starting to exhibit a deeper diversity. Call it the “Cloud 2.0″ era if you will. ProfitBricksis one of these companies showing it...
03:51 am GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Just Six Months After Being Acquired, Twitter's Vine Hits #1 Free Spot On Apple's App Store
Twitter acquired the mini-video-taking app Vine last October before it ever launched, sending everyone into a frenzy about the company getting into the video space. In late January, Twitter finally la...
02:59 am GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Confirmed: Elsevier Has Bought Mendeley For $69M-$100M To Expand Its Open, Social Education Data Efforts
Educational publisher Elsevier is diving further into the world of open and social educational data: it has bought Mendeley, the London/New York-based provider of a platform for academics and organiza...
02:51 am GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch How To Mine Bitcoins
Mining bitcoins – a process that helps manage bitcoin transactions as well as create new “wealth” – are the new Beanie Babies. Luckily for us, however, bitcoins seem to be goin...
02:31 am GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Pushes Android App Update To Fix The Me Tab Bug
Over the weekend, we told you about an issue with Twitter’s Android update from last Wednesday. The issue centered around the “Me” tab not loading properly, just giving you a spinnin...
01:49 am GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Nearly 60K Low-Quality Apps Booted From Google Play Store In February, Points To Increased Spam-Fighting
Google has stepped up its efforts to remove spammy or otherwise non-compliant applications from its mobile application marketplace, Google Play, in recent weeks. App deletions hit a record high in Feb...
01:15 am GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Tumblr Overhauls Its Android App With Path-Like Interface, Brings Take A Photo Back To The Desktop
Today, Tumblr launched a brand new version of its app on Android, completely overhauled. Its interface is the design you’re seeing in many apps lately, mostly made popular by Path. Yes, Tumblr h...
12:24 am GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed TapIn.TV Evolves Into Framebase, Aims To Make Building Video Products Less Painful
Sometimes, the product you should be building is hidden beneath the one you already are.Back in 2012, four friends set out to build TapIn.TV. As one of many competitors in the live mobile video broadc...
12:17 am GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch Report: 46% Of Social Login Users Still Choose Facebook, But Google Is Quickly Gaining Ground
Since Google launched its Google+ sign-ins earlier this year, social logins have suddenly become a hot topic again. According to the latest data from social login provider Janrain, Facebook conti...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, April 9, 2013
Techcrunch How To Mine Bitcoins
Mining bitcoins – a process that helps manage bitcoin transactions as well as create new “wealth” – are the new Beanie Babies. Luckily for us, however, bitcoins seem to be goin...
11:57 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Adknowledge Acquires SocialWeekend Labs To Add App Promotion Tools
Online ad company Adknowledge just announced that it has acquired SocialWeekend Labs, a startup that built tools for developers to promote their apps, and also built its own Facebook and mobile apps (...
11:45 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Instantgram.Me Turns Your Instagram Photos Into Magnets, Calls The Whole Fridge Into Question
These days, you can get your Instagram photos printed onto just about anything. There are companies that print out post-it sized Instagrams, Instagrams on Canvas, Instagrams on wood and fiber glass, a...
11:19 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Report: More Than 250M Domain Names Have Now Been Registered, Almost Half Are .Com And .Net
The total number of registered domain names passed 250 million in the last quarter of 2012, according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief. More than 6 million domain names were regis...
11:08 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Gentry Underwood, CEO And Co-Founder Of Mailbox, To Speak At Disrupt NY
Mailbox launched to much fanfare earlier this year. Heralded as "the best email management app you'll ever use", iOS users virtually lined up to try the app. It was a hit. So much so that Dropbox quic...
10:44 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Mining the Series A Crunch with CrunchBase
Back in November, rumblings of aSeries A Crunchtook hold and speculation began about the number of seed funded companies destined to close. Fast forward a few months and we are now seeing lists of com...
10:16 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Making The Perfect Phone Is Not Enough
"The One isn't just the best smartphone HTC has ever made -- it can legitimately lay claim to being the best smartphone ever produced by anyone." That's GDGT's Peter Rojas speaking about the HTC One. ...
10:14 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch News Corp COO Threatens To Pull Fox Broadcast Signal If Aereo Prevails In Legal Battle
Could Fox remove its broadcast signals and become available only as part of a cable subscription? That's one possibility that News Corp. COO Chase Carey offered up as a business solution if it and oth...
09:52 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch iMaze Lets You Turn Your Photos Into A Maze And Race Your Friends To The Finish
While visiting, and judging, the Photo Hack Day at Facebook headquarters yesterday, one of the more than 60 hacks presented in a two-minute format was iMaze. The team that put it together in just a li...
09:51 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Windows Azure Opens Active Directory For General Availability As Identity Battle Heats Up
Microsoft has opened its Active Directory (AD) to general availability on Windows Azure, giving developers access to the single-sign-on service for access to the suite of Microsoft services, third-par...
09:50 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft's Next Xbox Said To Shift To x86 Architecture Courtesy Of AMD System-On-A-Chip
Microsoft's next Xbox, which could get an initial unveiling as early as next month, will use an AMD system-on-a-chip according to a new Bloomberg report. The new AMD SoC will mean that Microsoft is mo...
09:26 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Kills The Leaked Build Of Facebook Home For Android, All Feeds Go Black
Sorry, kids, but it looks like Facebook has taken action to disable the leaked copy of its forthcoming Android application, Facebook Home, which had only todaybecome available in the form of a hacked,...
09:24 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch No More Typed Passwords, Berkeley Researchers Develop Passthoughts
“Instead of typing your password, in the future you may only have to think your password,” explains a UC Berkeley School of Information press release about new research that utilizes brain...
09:07 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case Gives Logitech A Competitor For The Best iPad Keyboard Crown
Keyboard cases for iPad are many and multiplying, but at this point it's a question of refining the best concepts, not creating dramatically different devices. The Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case for iP...
09:05 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Home Decor E-Commerce Giant Wayfair Debuts Its Own Pinterest-Like Clipboard For Inspiration
Wayfair is one of those e-commerce companies that hasn’t gotten large amounts of media attention, but has quietly been able to create a solid business around selling home goods and furniture onl...
08:16 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Reminds Windows XP Users They Only Have 365 Days Left Before It'll Stop Supporting Them
If you are still using Windows XP – or you know somebody who does – Microsoft would like you to remember that you only have 365 more days before the company will end all support for the op...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch ZeroCater Rides The Wave Of Food To Launch In New York City
Here at TechCrunch, we're big fans of ZeroCater, the YC-backed startup which reduces the hassle of providing lunch to your employees. Until recently, ZeroCater was only available in the San Francisco ...
07:58 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Targeting Business Travelers, Rocketmiles Lets You Earn Miles For Hotel Stays, No Special Credit Card Needed
Over 25 million Americans participate in frequent flier programs which allow them to earn airline miles through flights and credit cards. Today, Chicago-based Rocketmiles is launching a service which ...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch App Stores In Q1 2013 Hauled In $2.2B In Sales On 13.4B Downloads, GoogleApple Duopoly Leading The Way: Canalys
Apple's App Store and Goole Play on Android continue to set the pace for the overall performance and fortunes of mobile apps worldwide, while BlackBerry and Microsoft's Windows Phone remain "distant c...
07:17 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch U.S. VC Fundraising Up 22 Percent To $4.1B In Q1 2013, But Number Of Funds Raised Down
According to a NVCA and Thomson Reuters report issued this morning, U.S. venture capital firms raised $4.1 billion from 35 funds in the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 22 percent. But compared t...
07:03 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Newbie Social Gaming App WriteOn! Gets An Indiegogo Campaign To Raise Marketing Money
App developer golden fingers has taken to Indiegogo to raise cash for its first app: a social game called WriteOn!. The crowdfunding campaign is not to fund the creation of the app itself -- which is ...
06:34 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Analyst: Google Will Spend $84M Building Out KC's Fiber Network To 149K Homes; $11B If It Went Nationwide
With Austin, Texas expected to be named as the next city for the Google Fiber project, possibly as soon as tomorrow, the analysts at BernsteinResearch have published some estimates on how the economic...
06:04 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Slim For iPhone Helps You Keep Up With Facebook, LinkedIn And More, Without Obsessively Checking For Updates
In our state of continued information overload, and because of the growing number of services which we have to check in order to keep up with the information that matters to us, things get missed by e...
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft To Sell IPTV Mediaroom Division To Ericsson, Will Refocus TV Efforts On Xbox
Microsoft announced today via its blog that it will be selling its Mediaroom properties to Ericsson, in a deal that will see Ericsson become the dominant IPTV player in the industry with over 25 perce...
05:29 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch HopStop Launches Crowd-Sourced Transit Alerts Through HopStop Live!
HopStop, the location services app that helps you navigate the wacky world of public transportation, has today unveiled its biggest product launch ever, with the release of HopStop Live! The service i...
05:16 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Xbox Special Event Planned For May, Report Claims, To Provide Details On Durango
Console wars are a complex and many-parted affair, and Sony has launched its full salvo, with all eyes now on Microsoft to see what kind of return shot they can manage. The next-generation Xbox, coden...
04:27 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch OpenX Launches Revenue Intelligence To Help Online Publishers Calculate The Value Of Their Content
Digital advertising company OpenX announced today that it's launching a new service called Revenue Intelligence, allowing online publishers to calculate and increase the amount of ad revenue that each...
04:26 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Michael Arrington Responds To Accusations, Calling Them Completely Untrue
TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington has responded to the allegations lobbed at him on social media and blogs last week, calling the claims "completely untrue" and confirming that he will take legal a...
04:24 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch OnePageCRM Raises $749K For Its Zero Admin CRM For SMEs
OnePageCRM, the cloud-based CRM targeting small businesses or SMEs, has raised 575,000 (~$749k) from unnamed private investors and supported by Enterprise Ireland. The Irish Galway-based startup says ...
03:39 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Liberty Global's $15.8B Acquisition Of Virgin Media Is Sailing Through EU Antitrust Court
Reuters has reported, and TechCrunch has now confirmed with an independent source close to the situation, that the European Union's competition commission is approving the deal for Liberty Global to b...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Health & Wellness Retailer Vitacost Turns To Tablets To Drive Serendipitous Sales
Vitamin and health food retailer Vitacost has launched a tablet app that's designed to encourage shoppers to put more than just the core items on their shopping list into their digital basket. Introdu...
03:11 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Home Android APK Leaks Ahead Of Official Release This Friday
Android users will get the chance to try out the official public release of Facebook Home later this week, but if anyone is really impatient a beta version has leaked and is available to try now. MoDa...
01:22 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Enthuse.me Is An Online Profile Creator To Help You Pimp Your Personal Brand
Its probably hard to get people enthusiastic about another service that lets you build a professional profile online. But that isnt stopping Enthuse.me from giving it a go. The startup, based in Londo...
12:57 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch HTC March 2013 Sales Halved To $530M As It Preps For Its Facebook Home Debut
HTC today posted their monthly revenue figures, covering March 2013, and it’s another sign of just how crucial it is for the company to hit a home run with either its new flagship HTC One handse...
12:37 pm GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Mayor Pumps $33M Into London Startups With New MMC London Fund, TechCity To Benefit
London is about to get a shot in the arm as a hub for UK and European technology startups that choose to HQ themselves there. For a long time the funding problem for startups here was at the Seed stag...
10:45 am GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Realty Mogul Is Gaining Steam, As It Wins Another Pitch Competition
Last week, a young startup called Realty Mogul took home top honors at "Founder Showcase," a Silicon Valley pitch competition and networking event hosted by TheFunded.com, in which eight early-stage s...
10:39 am GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Dipping Deeper Into Publishing, Kabam Launches $50M Fund To Bring Japanese Games West
With Japan’s Puzzle & Dragons pulling in an astonishing $62 to 86 million in just the Japanese market last month, it’s no surprise that Western game developers are looking to cherry pi...
08:46 am GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Alibaba Group Launches Daily Deals Site Juhuasuan Overseas In Hong Kong & Taiwan
Alibaba Group announced that it has launched Juhuasuan Overseas, a combination of C2C retail platform Taobao Marketplace and group shopping site Juhuasuan, in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Juhuasuan Overseas ...
07:12 am GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Messaging App Line's Kawaii Characters Get Their Own Cartoon Series In Japan
Line’s animated characters, which helped it become one of Asia’s top messaging apps with more than 120 million users, now have their own cartoon series. The TV show, called “LINE TOW...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Fliple Snags Windows Phone's Style, Brings It To iOS As A Contacts Manager
Oh, man. If Microsoft thinks Facebook Home is bitin' their style, they're just going to love this.Fliple is a new, free contacts app replacement for iOS. It's largely inspired (cough) by Microsoft's W...
06:24 am GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch FF Ventures' John Frankel Talks Wearables, Brain Waves, And The Future Of Immigration
John Frankel, founder and partner at FF Ventures, has a steady hand on the pulse of innovation. He's invested in companies like 500px, Appy Couple, and Moveline, to name a few, and while he doesn't se...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Blink, Servo And Rust: A Good Week For Browsers
It’s sure been an interesting week for this of us who cover browsers. Last weekend, we heard that Internet Explorer 11 will probably support WebGL and SPDY. Then, on Tuesday I got an email from ...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch The Other Silicon Valley That The Tech Industry Is Leaving Behind [Video]
On Friday, veteran journalist Bill Moyers did a segment on Silicon Valley that gives a very different perspective than we get from most mainstream media coverage of the world-renowned tech industry hu...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch TC Makers: Inside Will Rockwell's Steampunk Workshop
Hidden amidst the winding pathways of Llewelyn Park, New Jersey, America's oldest gated community, steampunk designer Will Rockwell is building a future that never was. He began his career as a TV pro...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch The Power And Weakness That Come With Being The Default
Facebook had its big coming-out party for mobile on Wednesday, and its Home launcher will soon start shipping exclusively on an HTC device. This is the social network’s first crack at being the ...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch The App Is Not Enough: Why We Might See More Companies Try Mobile Land Grabs After Facebook Home
An app on a smartphone is a limited vessel, one that can provide content and information for your audience, but within bounds set out by the operating system. People still have to navigate to your app...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, April 8, 2013
Techcrunch Students Tackle Road Trips, Online Distraction, And More At HackPrinceton
It feels like college Hackathon season is in full swing, and that's why I've been making it a point to drive around the Northeast and check out what all these undergrad hackers are capable of cobbling...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 7, 2013
Techcrunch 10 Startups That Turn Complexity Into Simplicity
Here’s the thing about simplicity. It’s all relative. A developer’s idea of simplicity is different from a finance chief or a customer service agent. I run across a variety of startu...
09:51 pm GMT - Sun, April 7, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Pulls iOS App Discovery Service AppGratis From App Store
Apple pulled discovery service and daily deal app AppGratis from the App Store. So far, AppGratis is not communicating on the issue and users can only speculate about what the issue is. Sometimes, App...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 7, 2013
Techcrunch Iterations: The Tension Between Transparency And Privacy In The Startup Ecosystem
Everyone wants more transparency. It is part of a deep, fundamental trend. In government. In the workplace. Inside large systems like health care. And, more recently, around early-stage startup metric...
07:53 pm GMT - Sun, April 7, 2013
Techcrunch Chat Multi-Tasking Is How Facebook Home Could Rattle Apple And Google
Single-tasking has been a hallmark of mobile. But Facebook Home lets you chat in an overlaid drop-down window as you use Google, Yelp, Maps or any other app, bringing the productivity of the desktop t...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 7, 2013
Techcrunch Bitcoin And The End Of Money
A commentator on Bloomberg, Princeton student Evan Soltas, writes that Bitcoin is an "existential threat to the modern liberal state," a line that can be read in two ways. One reading of his op-ed sug...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 7, 2013
Techcrunch Homegrown Developers, Localization Breathe Life Into South Asian Gaming
Editors note:Hassan Baigisan entrepreneur who runsWhite Rabbit Studios, a South Asian gaming startup he founded four years ago in Pakistan. Follow him on [email protected] It’s an open secret that ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 7, 2013
Techcrunch WikiLeaks Goes Google, Develops Searchable Database For Millions Of Kissinger Cables'
Buzzword enthusiasts would call this a “pivot”: infamous classified document release outlet, WikiLeaks, has developed a search engine for over 1.7 million historical diplomatic cables. The...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, April 7, 2013
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: The Battle Of The Bands
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.Crowdfund...
06:00 am GMT - Sun, April 7, 2013
Techcrunch From Selling Scoops Of Ice Cream To Founding ZeroCater
Editor's note:Arram Sabeti is CEO of ZeroCater.Five years ago I moved to the Bay Area because I wanted to start a company. I came here armed with that single goal and the education of a dozen Paul Gra...
05:34 am GMT - Sun, April 7, 2013
Techcrunch Statement From Meghan Asha
Following our story yesterday about the claims against TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, and ourrequest for more information as to what exactly happened,one of the key people he is accused of assa...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, April 7, 2013
Techcrunch Considering Convertible Debt? Don't Sell Yourself Short
Editor's note:Patricia Nakache is a general partner at Trinity Ventures where she invests in early stage social commerce and entertainment companies.The prevailing wisdom among entrepreneurs these day...
03:02 am GMT - Sun, April 7, 2013
Techcrunch Track The Progress Of This 3D-Printed OpenRC Truggy, A Remote Control Car Enthusiast's Dream
If you’re into 3D printable stuff, or into remote control cars, then the OpenRC Project is for you. A gentleman in Sweden named Daniel Nore is sharing his progress on a 3D-printed Truggy, as wel...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, April 7, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Facebook Home Madness
It's time for CrunchWeek, that very special time each week when a few of us writers gather around the TechCrunch TV cameras to shoot the breeze about the biggest and most interesting stories from the ...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, April 7, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: The Reviewers Are Wrong About OUYA
Reviews of Ouya have thus far perhaps been unfair because they tend to either rate the machine against Android devices or existing consoles, when it is neither of those. The new microconsole-style of ...
09:50 pm GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch The Next Don: How VCs Plan For The Future
We all remember the last scene in The Godfather, where Michael Corleone is depicted as the next Don, taking over the role from his father as the figurehead of the mafioso Corleone family. As a viewer,...
09:19 pm GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch It's Not Just You, Twitter's Latest Android Update Doesn't Let You Access Your Profile Or DMs On The Me Tab
Twitter rolled out sweeping updates to all of its mobile properties this week, mostly to support the new Twitter Cards, but unfortunately, those who are using the service on Android aren’t so ha...
09:06 pm GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch Clayton Christensen Talks Venture Capital, Crowd Funding, And How To Measure Your Life
Editors note:DerekAndersenis the founder ofStartup Grind, a 40-city community bringing the global startup world together while educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. There are few people ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Fork You
The Gillmor Gang John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor spent a too-quick hour on Facebook Home, Twitter’s new deep linking Cards, and the jousting over Webk...
08:39 pm GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch Run On High-Skilled Visas Maxes Out Quota In Just 5 Days
Americans will have to hope that a lottery can bring in more talented immigrants. After just 5 days, the 85,000 visa quota for high-skilled immigrants has been maxed out, two-months faster than last y...
08:15 pm GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch California Court Bans Checking Smartphone Maps While Driving
In California, drivers can now be pulled over for using their GPS while driving. Extending the state's current ban on texting while driving, an appellate court in California v. Spriggs argued thatthe ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch We Want To See You At Disrupt, East Coast, And Early Bird Tickets Are Nearly Gone
As East Coast Editor of TechCrunch I don't get much respect. "What's out in New York?" they ask. "No start-ups, that's for sure. Foursquare? Meh. It's all bankers and boredom."I'll tell you what's out...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch Where The Free Software Movement Went Wrong (And How To Fix It)
The biggest change I've seen in the tech industry in the past decade isn't social media, cloud computing, big data, consumerization or even mobile. It's the mainstream acceptance of open source. Even ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch Check In, Flame Out: How To Save Foursquare
This hasn't been a great year for Foursquare. "Check-ins are no longer what they used to be," as Ingrid Lunden observed last month. There seems to be a general consensus that "Foursquare keeps resembl...
02:25 pm GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch Filipino Social Good Startups Win At IdeaSpace Competition
The results are in for Filipino accelerator IdeaSpace’s startup competition, and the top ten picks have a heavy focus on social projects. A glance at the list reveals a strong emphasis on enviro...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch Virality Is The X-Factor Of Mobile-First Business Apps
Editors Note: Joe Floyd isa VC investor at Emergence Capital Partners.Away from the fickle eyes of consumers, deep in the basement of app stores, enterprise mobile apps are fighting each other for the...
11:01 am GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch Latam Local Services Marketplace Startup GetNinjas Raises $3M Series A To Get More Nimble By Getting More Developers
GetNinjas, a local services marketplace startup based in So Paulo, Brazil has closed a $3 million Series A round backed by new investor Otto Ventures, with existing investors Monashees and KaszeK Vent...
10:59 am GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia's Verizon-Bound Lumia 928 Spotted In Leaked Images Ahead Of Launch
It's been a long time coming, but Verizon Wireless customers should soon have another high-end Windows Phone 8 device to lust after. After the handset was spotted both in both the FCC's and Verizon's ...
07:20 am GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch Google Fiber's Next Stop Could Be Austin, Texas
Back in early 2011, Austin, Texas lost to Kansas City, Kansas for the distinction of being the first city in the United States to get wired up with Google's high-speed Fiber internet service despite m...
05:20 am GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch Why VCs Love The Bitcoin Market
Editors note: Jeremy Liewis a managing director at Lightspeed Venture Partners.As a VC, my interest in the Bitcoin ecosystem is not ideological but, rather, mercenary. I see the opportunity for Bitcoi...
04:03 am GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch On The Michael Arrington Accusations
We normally don't cover criminal accusations against individuals without police reports or other documents filed, or significant evidence like self-acknowledgement. But we're making an exception.TechC...
03:29 am GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Offers Clarification On Home And Privacy Before Full Android Invasion
Just a day after announcing a new Android skin in the form of Facebook Home, the company has issued a FAQ regarding Facebook Home and privacy. ...
02:55 am GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch I Kind Of Love These Exit Traffic Ads That Show Up When You Leave A Site
“Wow, that was a cool ad” is not something I say often. But I was recently browsing Wookiepedia, a Star Wars Wikia site, and when I clicked an external link it popped up a half-screen inte...
02:02 am GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch The Obvious Corp. Takes Backseat As Ev Williams, Biz Stone, And Jason Goldman Shift Focus To Individual Startups
The Obvious Corporation, the startup incubator and investment vehicle headed up by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and former Twitter exec Jason Goldman that has become an umbrella compa...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: MkII Ventures' Ron Palmeri On The Rise Of Company Builders And More
MkII Ventures' Ron Palmeri joined us in the TechCrunch TV studio for our Ask A VC series.We chatted about the rise of rise of company builders, or "studios," in the technology and VC world. Palmeri wa...
01:50 am GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch Heroku Launches 2X Dynos With 1GB Of RAM For Increased Concurrency, More Memory-Intensive Applications
Cloud application platform Heroku is coming off a streak of bad news after it was accused of misleading its customers about how some aspects of its service worked and potentially costing its users qui...
01:36 am GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch Goodbye Ugly Forums! Moot Is A Flexible And Modern Platform For Online Discussion (And It's Free)
Moot, a startup offering a new take on commenting and forums, is launching today after three and a half years of development with the goal of bringing these key pieces to Internet discussion into the ...
12:26 am GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 04.05.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific....
12:12 am GMT - Sat, April 6, 2013
Techcrunch Readability Launches Top Reads, An Online Magazine Aggregating The Platform's Most-Read Content
Reading app Readability once butted heads with Apple on subscription rules, but more recently its friction points have been in competition with apps like Instapaper, Pocket, Pulse, and Flipboard, who ...
11:22 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Crowdfunding Industry Celebrates First Anniversary of JOBS Act Despite Delays
Editor's note: Danae Ringelmann is a co-founder of Indiegogo. Prior to that, she was a securities analyst at Cowen & Co. where she covered entertainment companies, including Pixar, Lionsgate, Disn...
11:18 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch PETMAN Is A Humanoid Robot That Could Probably Walk Big Dog
PETMAN is a humanoid robot made by Boston Robotics. BR also created Big Dog, the quadrupedal, brick-throwing robot that haunts our dreams....
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: Facebook Phone AKA The FF
This week on the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast we talk about bold moves by Verizon and T-Mobile and the Facebook Fone and Facebook Home....
10:53 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch DoorJamz Is A Doorbell With Custom Tones You Can Control With Your Smartphone
I have two problems with doorbells. First, they sound incredibly annoying. Secondly, there isnt an easy way to turn them off.DoorJamz provides a solution for both of these problems. Its still a doorbe...
10:53 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch The Breathometer Will Ensure You Don't Drive (Or Do Video Interviews) While Drunk
Theres a new handy little device for people who like to drink but want to be safe about it. The Breathometer, which is currently for sale through a campaign on Indiegogo, was built to use the processi...
10:46 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Giveaway: New Relic Has Four Free Disrupt NY Tickets Plus Free RC Helicopters #Nerdlife
Disrupt NY is less than a month away. Tickets are still available at the early bird discount, but only for one more week. Or you can save some cash and win a ticket here thanks to our partner New Reli...
10:42 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Drawbridge Partners With TRUSTe To Let Consumers Opt Out Of Its Cross-Device Ad Targeting
Mobile ad startup Drawbridge offers technology that helps identify when multiple devices are being used by a single user something that's pretty appealing to advertisers, but could also have signific...
10:26 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Sneak Peek: Babblr Readies A Real-Time Chat Client For Tumblr
If Tumblr is more of a social network than a blogging platform, then Babblr may be just the thing that its users are clamoring for: It's an integrated chat client for the platform that lets you commun...
10:10 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Penguin Random House, The World's Largest Book Publisher That Will Counter Amazon
After the U.S. cleared the deal, the European Commission has officially approved the proposed merger between two of the biggest book publishers in the world, Random House and Penguin. The two owners P...
09:57 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Audi And T-Mobile Bring New Data Plans To Drivers As Low As $15Month
T-Mobile has always been the data provider behind Audi’s Connect infotainment system, which some would call the best connected car system on the market. But the two companies have announced some...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Zuckerberg's Political Lobby Has Nothing To Regret' In Leaked Memo
The leader of Zuckerberg's high-profile immigration lobby has already a statement of "regret" for ambitious language in an early prospectus on its goals and tactics, "Given the status of our funders a...
09:45 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Pegleg Wants To Help You Find All Those Free, Full-Length Movies On YouTube
One of the worst kept secrets about YouTube is that it's just teeming with full length movies, and I'm not talking about the ones that Google wants you to pay for. They're not all that hard to come by...
09:45 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Lightbank-Backed SunnyBump Is A Pinterest For Baby Products
As a recent new mom, I make finding the best products, toys, food, and more for the baby a full-time job. For example, when I was shopping for baby strollers, I emailed anyone and everyone who had a b...
09:32 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Copyright Holders Ask Google To Take Down Their Own Takedown Notices
In a bit of copyright irony, companies like NBC Universal and Lionsgate have started targeting Google and the DMCA request clearinghouse ChillingEffects.org in their robotically-generated takedown ord...
09:02 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Tesla Should Make Sergey Brin's Model S Makeover A Standard Option
Google co-founder Sergey Brin appears to have been pranked by Google employees, according to info shared on the Tesla Motors Club forum. This image of the Google bigwig's fancy Tesla Model S roadster,...
08:39 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Tells Facebook It Already Made A People-First Phone, Calling The Whole Concept Into Question
Microsoft is maybe a little jealous of the spotlight shone on Facebook yesterday for its Facebook Home announcement. In a new blog post today, Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Comm...
08:34 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Language Learning Startup Busuu Hits 30M Users And Launches New Kids iPad App
Just this week Rosetta Stone acquired Seattle-based online language-learning community Livemocha for $8.5 million in cash. At exit Livemocha had a 16 million member online language-learning community....
08:12 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch After Testing It With Facebook Messenger, Mozilla Signs Up Weibo, Mixi, MSN Now And CliqZ To Firefox's Social API
Last November, Mozilla announced that it had worked with Facebook to launch a first preview of its Social API for Firefox by integrating Facebook Messenger into Firefox 17. The Social API allows socia...
08:05 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch This Facebook Phone Parody Actually Makes Some Good Points
Well, that didn't take long - Facebook Home is already being parodied on YouTube, in a video which actually ends up making a few biting comments about the potential problems the new application will f...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch 500 Startups Grad Waygo Releases New Version With More Chinese Translation Functions, Seeks Android Developer
Optical character reader (OCR) translation app Waygo, which was part of the 500 Startups accelerator batch that graduated in February, just launched a new version with more functions and social-sharin...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Google, BlackBerry EarthLink and Red Hat Take A Stand Against Patent Trolls, Ask FTC, DoJ To Do The Same
Google,along withBlackBerry, EarthLink and Red Hattoday appealed to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice to take stronger action against companies like Lodsys, Intellectual Ventures,...
07:52 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch China Is Finally Becoming A Lucrative Market For App Makers
Two years ago, while traveling in Beijing, the big surprise for me was how badly local mobile developers wanted to get U.S. customers. They wanted out, not in. Fraud, piracy, way too many Android stor...
06:54 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch You're Not Supposed To Want Facebook HomeYet
Making you feel comfortable didn't get Facebook to a billion users. It had to push your limits of "open and connectedness". That's why so many of its product launches are initially met with outrage, ...
06:52 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Raspberry Pi Microcomputers Are Powering A School Computing Lab In Rural Cameroon
The Raspberry Pi microcomputer has already put more than a million Pis in the hands of makers, tinkerers, parents and kids in its first year on sale -- its original mission being to get U.K. kids lear...
06:41 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch India's VC Firms, Angels See Investing Slowdown, More Caution, Study Finds
Early-stage investor sentiment in India is mirroring the newfound caution we’re seeing on the West Coast this year, according to a survey from an Indian startup accelerator that runs a program i...
06:31 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch MoonClerk Allows Non-Programmers To Use Stripe For One-Time Or Recurring Payments
If there is any downside toStripe, the payments startup that makes it simple to accept payments online without having to first set up a merchant account, it's that the service is aimed at developers a...
06:21 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Jeff Bezos Leads $5 Million Investment In Henry Blodget's Business Insider Blog Network
Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, is leading a new $5 million investment in Business Insider, the blog network founded by Henry Blodget that focuses on business, tech and other news. The investme...
06:14 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch ShutterBox Turns Your Android Phone Into A Sophisticated, Sensor-Laden Remote Camera Trigger
A new Kickstarter campaign from San Antonio-based Ubertronix, Inc. aims to turn your Android smartphone into a wireless trigger for your DSLR. The project follows others that offer similar devices, bu...
05:33 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch The BlackBerry Q10 Is Now Available For Pre-Order In The UK
Good news, Steve O'Hear. The physical QWERTY isn't dead! The BlackBerry Q10 is now available for pre-ordering in the UK and ships at the end of the month. BlackBerry's second BB10 device will be avail...
05:11 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Ketchup Helps You Determine Which Friends Actually Want To Spend Time With You
Do you ever feel like you're always talking about plans to go here or hang out with so-and-so, but you're never actually doing most of those things? Well that's why Ketchup, a new app available on the...
04:29 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's iPhone Continues To Show Strong Growth In The U.S., Samsung And Android Adoption Slow
Apple's trajectory in the U.S. smartphone market over the past little while has been an upwards one, with the company gaining more and more iPhone subscribers every month. During the three month perio...
03:52 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga Adds KPCB's John Doerr To Its Board Of Directors
Zynga, the social games company that is now expanding its business into real-money online gambling, is today announcing a new heavyweight on its board of directors: John Doerr, a general partner at Kl...
03:20 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch DFJ Esprit To Close Another Fund Of Up To $15M For UKEuro Angel Investments
Angel investing in Europe is getting another boost: DFJ Esprit, a UK-based division of the Draper Fisher Jurvetson network of VCs, is preparing to close its second EIS Angel Co-Investment fund, up to ...
03:18 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch SavingStar Lands $9M From American Express, First Round & More To Expand Its Grocery eCoupon Service
Last we heard from SavingStar, the paperless coupon and loyalty service for grocery stores, it had just raised $9 million in Series C financing from DCM, Flybridge, First Round, IA Ventures, Buddy Med...
01:29 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Jolla Adds Sailfish SDK Installers For Windows, OS X, Linux To Push More Developers To Build Native Apps For Its MeeGo Platform
Jolla, the Finnish startup that carried the MeeGo torch out of Nokia in order to light a fire under its own smartphone OS: Sailfish, has taken the next step in its platform play, launching SDK install...
12:54 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch T-Mobile USA Opens Pre-Orders For iPhone 5 Starting At $99.99, Shipping April 12
T-Mobile USA has now started online pre-orders for the iPhone 5 -- the first time that the carrier will be offering the device. Prices start at $99.99 for the 16GB models if you opt for a subsequent m...
12:15 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Asthmapolis Wants To Hack The Inhaler And Help 26 Million Americans Better Track And Manage Their Asthma
Unless you’re reading this while using an inhaler, this fact may surprise you: According to the CDC, 26 million Americans currently have the chronic respiratory disease we know as asthma. Not on...
12:14 pm GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Home: The Winners And Losers
If Facebook Home flies -- and that's a pretty big if -- Zuckerberg's freshly announced landgrab for Android owners' eyeballs, is going to create a lot of losers. The big winner of course will be Faceb...
11:28 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Luxola Raises Series A, Pulls Former PopSugar Director Christine Ng To Singapore
Singapore beauty e-tailer, Luxola, just raised its Series A round from GREE Ventures. The amount was undisclosed, but has been rumored to be in the region of $2 million. The company carries about 60 b...
09:48 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Expects 1Q2013 Earnings Of $7.7B, Up 53% Thanks To Smartphone Sales
Samsung said that it expects to post first quarter operating profit of about 8.7 trillion won ($7.7 billion USD), up 53 percent from the 5.7 trillion won operating profit it earned a year earlier. The...
08:13 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Couldn't Make It To SXSW? Now You Can Learn About Google Glass And The Mirror API On YouTube
I'd wager that most of you reading this didn't make it out to Austin for SXSW, and even fewer of you still have ever gotten some hands-on time with Google's ambitious Glass project. On the off chance ...
07:38 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch AWS Drops Prices For Windows On-Demand EC2 Instances Up To 26% As Competition Intensifies
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is dropping the price of a Windows On-Demand EC2 instances up to 26%, another clear sign of the price wars in the cloud computing market. The news follows Google’s anno...
05:00 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Android Launchers Are A Small Market, Can Facebook Home Change That?
Facebook is getting into the “Android launcher” market, the company has confirmed, thanks to its new Facebook Home application announced today. The app, aspreviously reported, is new softw...
04:20 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Ultra-Hot Secret Sharing App Whisper Raises $3 Million From Lightspeed, Trinity, And Others
If you havent heard of Whisper yet, get ready to. Its the latest social app to capture the attention of a huge and growing audience of users, as well as the attention of a group of investors. The st...
04:19 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Myntra Buys Fitiquette, A Disrupt Finalist With A Virtual Fitting Room, As India's Online Fashion Market Heats Up
Fitiquette, a developer of virtual fitting room technology and a TC Disrupt finalist in September 2012, has been acquired by Myntra, one of the big fashion and lifestyle e-commerce companies in India....
04:16 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch After Ditching The Groupon Model, Zozi Lands $10M To Build Out Its Marketplace For Celebrity-Guided Adventures
Zozi launched in 2010 to become the go-to destination for those looking for an (affordable) excuse to take break from the daily grind by offering daily deals on a wide range of local adventures -- eve...
04:03 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Cloud Connect Is Too Polite, And That's The Problem With Vendor Conferences
I sat through the Cloud Connect morning keynotes this morning, and then I left early out of frustration. The morning started with a discussionI was really looking forward to: Ann Winblad of Hummer Win...
03:47 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Venmo Touch Will Help Chicago's Braintree Bump Mobile Transactions Past $2 Billion A Year
Braintree, a payments gateway that’s backed by Accel Partners and NEA, sounds like it has effectively doubled the volume of mobile transactions it sees per year to $2 billion. It now touts 40 mi...
02:54 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Google Says Facebook Home Demonstrates Android's Openness, Framing Apple As Restrictive
Google’s statement on Facebook’s introduction of “Home” was short and sweet, but very telling, so let’s dissect it a little bit. As we noted earlier, Facebook went with A...
02:25 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Isn't Forking Android, They're Spooning With It
Facebook is absolutely, positively, 100 percent not working on a phone.The first rule of tech news remains intact: when a company saytheyre definitely not doing something, its as sure a sign as you ca...
02:17 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Second Life Founder Raises $2.4M For New Stealth Startup, High Fidelity
High Fidelity, a new startup from Second Life founder Philip Rosedale, has raised $2.4 million out of a $3.4 million round, according to a new SEC filing. Listed in the filing are Rosedale, Freddy Hei...
02:12 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Drive App Data Folders, Lets Developers Safely Store Configuration Files And Other Data
If you’re a developer building web or mobile apps that utilize Google Drive for storing information, you’ve probably found that users really can’t be trusted not to delete or move th...
01:46 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Home Boots Google Search Off The Homescreen On Most Android Phones
Shortly after Facebook's Home announcement, I got to chat with Tom Allison, Facebook's Android Engineering Manager. We discussed his favorite parts of Home, how much they had to change the underlying ...
01:03 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Without Strong Shareholder Support, Ray Lane Steps Down As HP's Chairman Of The Board
With waning shareholder support, Ray Lane has stepped down as HP’s chairman of the board. Board member Ralph Whitworth will take Lane’s seat as chairman. Whitworth is chairman of Relationa...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch The Inspiring Tenacity Of Roger Ebert's Last Words
Only a day before legendary film critic, Roger Ebert, passed away, he tweeted a final farewell at the Chicago-Sun Times, promising to pioneer new digital projects, in addition to a hefty schedule of m...
12:58 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's Gokul Rajaram, Google's Neal Mohan, And Twitter's Kevin Weil Will Discuss The Ad Landscape At Disrupt NY
I'm happy to announce that I'll be discussing the latest trends in digital advertising with representatives from Facebook, Google, and Twitter at the end of April during TechCrunch Disrupt in New York...
12:49 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Film Critic Roger Ebert Dead At 70
In the annals of criticism it is often the case that a writer is cursed in life and forgotten in death. For Roger Ebert, voluminous historian of the cinema and its most astute critic, neither of these...
12:42 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch SFO Serves Cease And Desist Letters To Keep Ride-Sharing Companies From Operating At The Airport
Last week, InstantCab announced to the world that it had received a partial cease and desist letter from the San Francisco International Airport, asking it to stop picking up and dropping off passenge...
12:42 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch SFO Serves Cease-And-Desist Letters To Keep Ride-Sharing Companies From Operating At The Airport
Last week, InstantCab announced to the world that it had received a partial cease-and-desist letter from the San Francisco International Airport, asking it to stop picking up and dropping off passenge...
12:20 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch IndieGogo Suffers DDOS Thanks To Anonymous
When there is no central authority, who has the authority to sell t-shirts? That question came to a head over the past few days when YourAnonNews announced it planned to create something like a newswi...
12:20 am GMT - Fri, April 5, 2013
Techcrunch Indiegogo Suffers DDOS Aimed At YourAnonymousNews Campaign
When there is no central authority, who has the authority to sell t-shirts? That question came to a head over the past few days when YourAnonNews announced it planned to create something like a newswi...
11:41 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Swirl It, A Location-Focused iOS App For Wine Drinking And Discovery [TCTV]
Amidst all this coverage of snazzy new products from big established companies, it's always a huge breath of fresh air to talk to the little guys -- budding independent entrepreneurs passionately maki...
11:35 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch 9flats, The European Airbnb Competitor, Now Accepting Bitcoin Payments
9flats, which operates a short rentals marketplace similar to and competing with Airbnb, has flicked the switch on Bitcoin support. The Berlin-headquartered startup now accepts Bitcoin payment, alongs...
11:18 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch HTC And Facebook Confirm They Modified Android To Optimize The First Phone For Home
While Facebook's announcement focused on the "Home" homescreen app that can run on any unforked Android, HTC has just confirmed to me it worked with Facebook to modify Android to give its First handse...
11:15 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Mozilla Moves Ahead With Its Plans For A Common Web API For Payments
Mozilla is working with payment vendors and the W3C standards body to create a common API to make online payments, both on desktop and mobile, easier and more secure. To get this process going, Mozill...
11:13 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Orange France, EE In The UK Will Get First Facebook Home HTC First Phones In Europe In Summer 2013
Facebook announced them earlier, and now Orange France and EE in the UK have confirmed it: they will be the first two carriers in Europe to carry the 4G HTC First, the first Android device with Facebo...
11:11 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Home Wants To Own The Conversations Of Text-Obsessed Teens
The average teenager now sends a staggering 1,800 texts a month. This scale is why Facebook announced a new chat-centric smartphone application, Home, hoping to snag the lucrative data of a new genera...
11:10 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch In The Studio, Paddle8s Aditya Julka Discuses Building Niche Online Marketplaces
"In the Studio" opens up Q2 of 2013 by hosting a three-time founder who, after stints in engineering and the biomedical industry in India, happened to team up with a young leader in the art world to c...
10:46 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Hands-On With The HTC First Running The Gesture-Powered Facebook Home [Video]
The Facebook Home experience is based around next-level gesture control. Here you can watch us swipe, fling, and pop Facebook content in our hands-on demo of the new HTC First handset that comes with ...
10:46 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Hands-On With The HTC First Running The Gesture-Powered Facebook Home [TCTV]
The Facebook Home experience is based around next-level gesture control. Here you can watch us swipe, fling, and pop Facebook content in our hands-on demo of the new HTC First handset that comes with ...
10:36 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Chairs Only Have Bit Parts In Facebook's First Official Facebook Home Ad
Facebook has posted its first official promotional video for Facebook Home to its YouTube account, and unfortunately it isn't the bizarre video set on an airplane they showed during their presentation...
10:31 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch The Stock Market Smiles On Facebook Home', With FB Share Price Up More Than 3% After Launch Event
Facebook this morning launched "Home," a family of apps for devices running the Android operating system, at a flashy press event at its Menlo Park, California headquarters. While sentiment about the ...
10:20 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Chrome 27 Beta Lets You Browse 5% Faster, Introduces New HTML5 Date And Time Input Forms
The latest Chrome beta just hit Google’s release channels and Chrome 27 for desktop and mobile promises to speed up your web browsing experience by making web content appear on your screen 5% fa...
10:10 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Watch Videos Of How To Use Cover Feed, Notifications And Chat Heads On Facebook Home
Facebook Home brings a variety of new features to the Android experience, and now you can see those in action in a video series released by launch carrier partner AT&T via their official YouTube c...
10:08 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Android Is Where Facebook Home's Heart Is, Not Coming To iOS Anytime Soon
After Facebook introduced “Home,” its new launcher for Android phones which will help you engage with your friends quickly without having to open the actual app, I asked Facebook CEO Mark ...
10:03 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Home's Four Most Promising Advantages Over Stock Android
Facebook's event today was all about a new "Home on Android," and that's exactly what Facebook Home delivers. The Android launcher integrates Facebook features into most aspects of the Android smartph...
09:58 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Google Opens Up Compute Engine To All Developers Who Buy Its $400Month Gold Support Package, Drops Instance Prices By 4%
At last year’s Google I/O developer conference, Google launched Compute Engine, a cloud computing platform that allows developers to run their apps on Linux virtual machines hosted on GoogleR...
09:44 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch AT&T And France Telecom The First Carriers For Facebook Home, Starting With $99.99 HTC First Device
Facebook today announced that AT&T and France Telecom/Orange are the first two carriers to be part of its Facebook Home partnership program to develop devices with the social networks’ new i...
09:39 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Home Will Be Available To Download On April 12 In The Play Store
Today at the Facebook phone event, the company unveiled Facebook Home. It will be released in the Play Store in about a week on April 12. The company plans to update Facebook Home regularly, about onc...
09:39 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Home Will Be Available To Download On April 12 In The Play Store For Samsung And HTC Users
Today at the Facebook phone event, the company unveiled Facebook Home, an Android “app” that will change your phone’s home screen and core features. It will be released in the Play S...
09:37 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Meet The HTC First, The First Android Phone To Come Preloaded With Facebook Home
The torrent of leaks these past few days haven't left much to the imagination, but HTC's Peter Chou has just officially pulled back the curtain on the first phone to ship with Facebook Home -- the HT...
09:23 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's New Home Puts Focus On Messaging With Chat Heads
At today's Facebook "Home on Android" event, the company launched a brand new homescreen that can be installed across any Android device, called Home. Home transforms your smartphone from a app-centri...
09:21 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's Coverfeed Is A Laid Back Streamed News Feed, On Your Phone's Home Screen
As predicted, Facebook announced a way to turn your Android phone into one focused on people and not apps, as we’ve grown accustomed to on computers and mobile devices. “We don’t wan...
09:21 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Home's Cover Feed Is A Laid-Back, Streamed News Feed On Your Phone's Home Screen
As predicted, Facebook announced a way to turn your Android phone into one focused on people and not apps, as we’ve grown accustomed to on computers and mobile devices. “We don’t wan...
09:13 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Announces "Home", A Homescreen Replacement For Standard Androids Designed Around People
Facebook today announced a family of apps you can install called Facebook Home, featuring full screen photos, status updates, and notifications piped into your homescreen. It won’t require a for...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch After Processing 50M Events, Smart Calendar App Tempo Launches In Canada
Tempo, the smart calendar startup that spun out of Siri birthplace SRI International, is beginning its international expansion today by launching in Canada.The app tries to enhance the events in your ...
08:52 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Live Blog: Live From The Facebook Phone Event
Good morning, Internet! We're live from Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, where the company is expected to finally detail the bordering-on-mythical Facebook Phone. Will it be just one phone? Will i...
08:51 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Watch The Facebook Phone Event Live Stream Here
Are you ready for a Facebook Phone? Because it's a-comin'. Zuck should take the stage at 10 a.m. Pacific today, where he'll be showing off the company's "new home on Android." We'll undoubtedly have a...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Mightybell Adds The Ability To Schedule A Meeting Time To Collaborative Online Spaces
Last year, Ning co-founder and former CEO Gina Bianchini decided to refocus her startup Mightybell on offering a sleek, design-focused collaborative online space for creative projects and groups. Toda...
08:11 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Live Blog: Live From The Facebook Phone Event
Good morning, Internet! We're live from Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, where the company is expected to finally detail the bordering-on-mythical Facebook Phone. Will it be just one phone? Will i...
08:04 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch BitTorrent Taps A Bigger Role For Books In Its Content Push
Last year, author Tim Ferriss turned to BitTorrent to market his newest book, the Four-Hour Chef, when the biggest bookseller in the U.S., Barnes & Noble, refused to stock the Amazon-published tit...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Email Productivity Startup ToutApp Raises $920K, Launches A Real-Time Analytics Dashboard For The Inbox
San Francisco-based ToutApp, a company helping sales teams streamline their email communications, has raised an additional $920,000 in seed funding from 500 Startups, Founder Collective, Scott Baniste...
07:47 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Wedding Search Engine Loverly Launches Mobile App For Searching, Snapping & Sharing Inspiration While On The Go
Lover.ly,a search engine for weddings, is today launching a mobile application to complement its online experience. The new app also allows brides-to-be and others planning a wedding (or just dreaming...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Just Sing It Turns iPhone Karaoke Into A Social Game
There are plenty of smartphone karaoke apps, but no one has really figured out how to turn the act singing into your phone into addictive social experience (at least not in the United States), accordi...
07:18 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Is That 2010 Calling? Daily Deals Aggregator Bownty Raises $1.1 Million
If you can't beat 'em, aggregate 'em. That was my take in late 2010 when a host of daily deal aggregators sprang up at the height of the whole Groupon-clone thing. So you'll be forgiven if this post r...
07:16 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Moves To Help Parents With A Small Change To Its App Store Ratings
Apple made a small but important change to the way its mobile apps appear in the iTunes App Store, which will help parents better determine which applications and games are appropriate for their child...
07:10 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Adds Facebook-Style Mentions Of People And Companies In Status Updates And Home-Page Comments
LinkedIn has just announced on its blog that a new Facebook-style mention feature, letting users tag companies or users, is officially official. This morning, TNW noticed a feature being tested on Lin...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Aspirational Travel Site Peek Hits The East Coast, Adds New York, Miami, And Orlando As Destinations
Online travel site Peek wants to make it easy for its users to discover and book unique experiences in a variety of destinations. And so, its added three new cities that its rolled out services in Ne...
06:54 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch TCTV Interview - Nick Hungerford Aims To Disrupt The Financial Investment World With A Little Nutmeg
Nutmeg is a UK-based online investment management startup backed by the likes of Tim Draper and intends to pull of something of a bank-job by disrupting the world of financial investing, and it has so...
06:41 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Watch The Facebook Phone Event Live Stream Here
Are you ready for a Facebook Phone? Because it's a-comin'. Zuck should take the stage at 10 A.M Pacific this morning, where he'll be showing off the company's "new home on Android". We'll undoubtedly ...
06:25 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's Spaceship' Campus Budget Reportedly Balloons To $5B, Will Look To Cut $1B Before Proceeding
Apple's massive new spaceship-style headquarters in Cupertino is not on-budget or on schedule, according to a new report at Bloomberg Businessweek. The article provides an inside look at what exactly ...
06:25 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Photon 3D Scanner Will Let You Turn Real Objects Into Printable Objects
The Photon 3D scanner is a self-contained laser scanner that creates point clouds of real objects, allowing you, in turn, to create printable files of things you build or need to copy. It is $399 on I...
06:02 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch With SteelHouse Slingshot, Advertisers Can Customize Their Websites For Visitors Who Saw Their Ads
With a new feature called Slingshot, marketing tech startup SteelHouse wants advertisers to look beyond the click.President and CEO Mark Douglas told me that he's trying to tackle the problem of "view...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch Social Data Leader Gnip Rolls Out Access To Six New Public APIs Including Reddit, Instagram And Bitly
Gnip has found itself a sweet spot in partnering with startups who make data available via APIs. The company currently has access to Twitter and Tumblr’s firehoses, and has announced today that ...
05:55 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch MBAandCo Scores $1.2M In Round Led By MMC Ventures To Scale Up Its Elance-For-MBAs
The recession has fuelled a boom in mobile workers as businesses down-size to consultants and freelancers. So there has clearly been an upsurge in platforms to aggregate that talent in marketplaces. ...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry Gets A Helping Hand From Canada, With A $256M Loan To Telefonica For BB Devices
BlackBerry last week posted better than expected quarterly results, but it's not out of the woods yet. Now Canada is stepping in to help. Today, Export Development Canada, the Canadian export credit a...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, April 4, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry Gets A Helping Hand From Canada With A $256M Loan For Telefonica To Buy BB Devices And Services
BlackBerry last week posted better than expected quarterly results, but it's not out of the woods yet. Now Canada is stepping in to help. Today, Export Development Canada, the Canadian export credit a...