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11:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch GumGum's New Canvas' Ad Unit Takes Over Publisher Images
In-image advertising company GumGum has launched a bigger, more attention-grabbing ad unit one that it says is the industry's first in-image takeover.The company is calling the new unit the Canvas, a...
10:50 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch How Adzerk Made It Big (With Reddit's Help)
When James Avery of Adzerk met Alexis Ohanian in New York at an online advertising conference last year, he was ready. He had been angling to work with Reddit, the popular sharing site Ohanian had co-...
10:10 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Fan TV Is A Next-Generation Set-Top Box For Live TV, DVR, VOD, And Streaming Services Like Netflix
Video discovery startup Fanhattan is getting ready to change the way that viewers watch TV, with a new streaming set-top box that combines all of the best parts of TV, DVR, and VOD, while also giving ...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch SuccessFactors Founder And SAP Exec Lars Dalgaard Joins Andreessen Horowitz As General Partner
Andreessen Horowitz is boosting its investing team today with the addition of SuccessFactors Founder and SAP Exec Lars Dalgaard as General Partner....
09:46 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Tumblr Brings More Ads To Users' Dashboards, Rearranges Buttons & Teens Freak Out
A month after Tumblr introduced sponsored posts into its native mobile applications, the company is today bringing those same brand advertisements to its dashboard. Launch partners for these new "Spon...
09:43 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Edukart Raises $500K To Bring Better Online Education To India And The Developing World
Launched in late 2011 by Stanford grad and ex-Facebooker Ishan Gupta, Delhi-based EduKart is on a mission to bring online education to India and the developing world. Today, the startup announced that...
09:22 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch The Double Robotics iPad-Equipped Teleconferencing Robot Is Shipping
It's impossible to be in two places at once. But Double Robotics, a wheel-equipped robot with an iPad for a face, has finally made that possible. The company has begun shipping units of the Double to ...
09:07 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Grouper Talks Competition, Partnerships, And Why Group Dates Offer Built-In Credibility
Grouper has been around since 2011, breaking into the world of online dating by forcing a group situation. The service matches you with singles you may enjoy canoodling with, but asks that each party ...
09:04 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter's Mobile Crash Reporting Tool Crashlytics Arrives On Android
As promised at the time of its acquisition by Twitter, mobile crash reporting toolCrashlyticshas not stopped development. In February, it opened up its enterprise featuresto all for free, and today th...
08:38 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Google Makes Its First Renewable Energy Investment In Africa, Puts $12M Toward South African Solar Plant
Google today announced that it is investing $12 million in a 96 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in South Africa. This marks Google's first renewable energy investment in Africa and its 12th overall ...
08:10 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Sundar Pichai Says Google Play Music All Access Is Coming To iOS In A Few Weeks
Google has made a number of its apps and service available on multiple devices. Sundar Pichai, Google's SVP of Android, Chrome, and Apps, announced at the D11 Conference that there's another service t...
08:05 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 05.30.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 9am Pacific time....
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Telly Releases Android Tablet App As It Approaches 70K Likes Per Week On Google's Mobile OS
Video discovery service Telly is launching its social video app on Android tablets today, a key step for the company as Google's mobile OS becomes more important to its overall strategy and audience. ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Debuting Its Second Batch Of 18 Companies, 500 Startups Looks To Become The Most Active Seed Fund In Mexico
500 Startups appears to be on a mission to take over the world. With about 20 percent of its capital going to international companies, the seed fund and accelerator has expanded its scope to include I...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Re-commerce Gets A Revamp With Threadflip's New iPhone App Built For An Exploding Mobile Audience
Threadflip, the online and mobile marketplace that helps users clean out their closets, or buy from those who are doing just that, is today introducing a completely revamped mobile experience for its ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Weotta Releases A Social-Centric Update To Its Activity-Planning App, Raises Google Ventures-Led Round
Weotta is releasing a big update to its iOS app today, one that should make the app even more useful for planning cool things to do particularly with friends.The company, which first launched at Tech...
07:49 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Sundar Pichai Announces HTC One Google Edition, Available For $599
Google will make another mobile phone available with stock Android soon. Sundar Pichai, SVP of Android, Chrome, and Apps, announced at the D11 Conference that the company will sell the HTC One Google ...
07:49 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Sundar Pichai Announces HTC One Google Edition, Available June 26 For $599
Google will make another mobile phone available with stock Android soon. Sundar Pichai, SVP of Android, Chrome, and Apps, announced at the D11 Conference that the company will sell the HTC One Google ...
07:49 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Google Adds Nutrition Info For Over 1,000 Fruits, Vegetables, Meats And Meals To Its Search Results
Google keeps adding new information to its Knowledge Graph and today it is bringing nutrition info to its search results pages. Want to know how many calories there are in an avocado or how much prote...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Exchange MoPub Says It Reached A $100M Revenue Run Rate In May
MoPub, a startup that helps mobile app publishers run advertising from multiple sources (such as ad networks, direct sales and cross-promotion), says that it reached a $100 million revenue run rate th...
07:23 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Google Gives Webmasters New Tools For Adding Structured Data To Their Sites And Emails
Google is making it easier for webmasters to add more structured data to their sites that will then help Google index and display these sites with rich snippets on its search results pages. This struc...
07:16 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Hello Moto X
Surprising no one, Motorola chief Dennis Woodside revealed at D11 that Motorola is tooling a new flagship Android device. This device, cleverly named Moto X, will be widely distributed and most likely...
07:10 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Dering Hall Gets $1.4M From Lerer Ventures, Softbank, And Others To Bring High-End Home Design To The Web
Dering Hall, a New York City based startup that runs a digital platform focused on high-end home design, has landed $1.4 million in a new round of venture capital. The investment, which serves as a se...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Pirate3D Buccaneer Printer Will Cost Just $247 For First 350 Backers
Get ready, get set, Kickstart. The Pirate3D Buccaneer printer is up on Kickstarter, and the first 350 backers will be able to get it for just $247$100 off its regular price of $347. The 3D printer is ...
06:53 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Last Call For The TechCrunch Austin Meetup Plus Pitch-Off!
We're in Austin. It's hot here. I like it.Tonight, from 6 to 10pm, we're taking over the Stage on Sixth for our first meetup and pitch-off in Texas. We're stoked. Come out. There are still a few ticke...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch The Riches Of Civic Capitalism
There’s a reason why eBay founder Pierre Omydiar just shoveled $15 million in investment to political petition site, Change.org: the business of good citizenship is very profitable. While critic...
06:03 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Lemon's Mobile Wallet Gets More Useful With New Expense Reporting Service; Support For Transactions Is Next
Although you can't ditch yourleather-boundbillfold yet, a startup calledLemonhas been slowly building up a mobile wallet platform that's encroaching on the traditional wallet's territory, and even mak...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch GamePop Subscription-Based Android Gaming Console To Cost $129, COM2US Joins Developer List
The latest product from BlueStacks, the GamePop Android-powered gaming console, will retail for $129 once it exists its free pre-order offer, which is ongoing and will continue through the end of June...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Evernote Turns On Three New Security Features, Including 2-Factor Authentication, After Major Breach In February
After Evernote, the personal note-taking app with 60 million+ users, got slammed with a security breach in February 2013, today the company is turning on three new features to give users better contro...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox Currently Experiencing Widespread Service Outage
Dropbox is undergoing a pretty widespread service outage, according to our own tests and multiple reports from around the world on Twitter. It's been down for around 3o minutes as of this writing, and...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Scopely Hires Former Zynga GM Reed Shaffner To Lead Its Product Team
Mobile gaming startup Scopely has signed on former Zynga general manager Reed Shaffner to lead its product team. Shaffner will oversee games from Scopely's developer partners as well as its infrastruc...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Gives In To The Old Guard, Adds Start Button And Boot To Desktop To Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1, which will be available for download in a preview version on June 26, will feature the good old Start button in desktop mode. Users who dislike the new Modern UI/Metro interface will also...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Postmates Officially Launches Its On-Demand Delivery Service In New York City
Ok, so we kind of knew it was coming, but it's worth a post anyway: Postmates is launching its on-demand delivery service in New York City today, allowing certain users in the Big Apple to begin order...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Zoobe Wants To Cute-Ify Your Voice Messages With Animated 3D Cartoon Avatars
The mobile messaging space is exploding with ever more colourful ways to communicate, augmenting the basics of text and voice -- whether that's stickers, one-to-many video chats or the ability to leav...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Big Data Marketers Unite As BloomReach Acqui-hires ShopLogic
Big data enterprise search marketing company BloomReach has acqhired the founders of ShopLogic, an AngelPad-backed big data startup that helps ecommerce businesses optimize the discounts they offer to...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch In Defense Of Prosperous Inequality
Self-driving cars will save roughly 32,000 lives lost every year to auto fatalities, reduce pollution and save us countless hours wasted in traffic. It will also obliterate the taxi industry -- like i...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Updated Apple Patent Application Details Gaze Detection Tech Similar To That Found In Samsung Galaxy Line
Apple appears to have renewed interest in investigating gaze detection similar to what Samsung offers as "Smart Stay" tech on the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4, which can stop a screen from dimming and goin...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest Is Looking For Ways To Permit The Right Kind Of Nudity (Aka Art, Not Porn)
Pinterest is rubbing up against the limits of its own overmodest acceptable usage policy. The social site that lets people share images of things they really dig has told the FT it plans to allow mor...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Salesforce.com Offers Replacement To Corporate Intranet And Moves Farther From CRM Roots
Salesforce.com is not solely a CRM company anymore. Its a CRM company that has its sights on owning the enterprise SaaS stack, well beyond its core sales roots. The latest example comes with Salesforc...
03:58 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Qriously Raises $3.5 Million Led By Spark Capital For Its Question-Based Mobile Ad Network
Qriously, the "question network" that's trying to reinvent the mobile ad, has announced that it's closed a $3.5 million Series A round led by Spark Capital -- funds it will use to expand its U.S. and ...
03:10 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Adds A New iPod Touch With 16GB Of Storage And No Rear Camera For $229
Apple today dropped a mid-cycle refresh of the iPod touch, its iOS-based iPod, with 16GB of storage on board and without a rear camera, for $229. This slots in its existing lineup between the refreshe...
01:03 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Confirms 4.3 Dual-Core Galaxy S4 Mini To Widen Access To Its Flagship S4 Brand
Samsung has officially confirmed the Galaxy S4 Mini, following a brief leak earlier this month. The new handset takes the name of its current flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, but couples it with mo...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Dots Goes Multiplayer
Stupid friggin' Dots.Seriously. When Dots first came out, it felt like half of my team was telling me I just had to play it. "It's beautiful!", they said. "It's so addicting!", they said.I, being a gr...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Betapond Raises Further $2.5 Million To Move Into Social Commerce
Betapond, the Ireland-headquartered Facebook marketing technology startup, has raised 2 million (~$2.5m) in a new round of funding led by The Ulster Bank Diageo Venture Fund -- money it plans to use t...
11:06 am GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Supercell Brings Former EA EVP, Playfish Co-Founder Kristian Segerstrale Onto The Board
Supercell, the iOS gaming company that raked in $179 million in the first quarter of this year with just 100 employees, is pulling a social gaming veteran onto its board. Kristian Segerstrale, who sol...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Video Ad Startup TubeMogul Raises $10M For Its Asia Expansion, Opens Beijing Office
Video ad startup TubeMogul has closed the $10 million second tranche of its Series C funding, which it will use to expand in Asia. The funding is led by SingTel Innov8, the venture capital arm of Sing...
07:09 am GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Tesla Will Triple Its Super Charger Coverage Area, Enabling Cross-Country Road Trips, CEO Elon Musk Says
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company will be tripling its supercharger coverage throughout the country. By the end of this year, Musk expects that it will cover most of the metropolitan coverage, allo...
07:09 am GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Tesla Will Triple Its Supercharger Coverage Area, Enabling Cross-Country Road Trips, CEO Elon Musk Says
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company will be tripling its supercharger coverage throughout the country. By the end of this year, Musk expects that it will cover most of the metropolitan cities, allowi...
07:01 am GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says He Got Into The Electric Car Business Because No One Else Would
Tesla founder Elon Musk said that he got into the electric car business after it became clear that no one else was going to build an electric car. In a keynote discussion at the D11 Conference, Musk a...
04:50 am GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Drupal.org Hacked, User Details Exposed And Reset
Another day, another big site hacked. 2013 really just hasn't been a good year for web security.This time around, the site writing the email that noone wants to write is Drupal.org, home of the popula...
04:21 am GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Server Sales Are Down As Cloud Apps Abound At The Expense Of IBM, Enterprise Giants
Gartner Research reports worldwide server sales are down 5 percent for the first quarter of the year, with IBM, HP and the other members of the top five taking the biggest hit. Server shipments declin...
03:53 am GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Yves Behar's August Smart Lock Lets Users Open Doors With A Mobile App
The smart home has grown in importance over the years, with new technologies being used to connect users with what used to be dumb objects. A startup called August, which provides a $199 keyless lock ...
03:13 am GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Motorola Mobility Confirms Upcoming Hero Device, The Moto X, Will Be Built In The U.S.
Motorola has a new device coming out, which it thinks will change the game. In a discussion at the D11 Conference, Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside said the new mobile phone, called the Moto X, w...
02:33 am GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch 500 Startups Raises $10M '500 Durians' Micro Fund, Hires Khailee Ng As Venture Partner To Invest In SE Asia
Dave McClure's 500 Startups is no stranger to investing in international startups, with about 100 companies in its portfolio hailing from outside the U.S. But it's now looking to make a bigger bet on ...
02:20 am GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Husband And Wife Architects Create The Sugar Lab, A Foundry For 3D Printed Sweets
Kyle and Liz von Hasseln aren't your typical designers. Initially focused on architecture, the pair stumbled upon an interesting business idea when they wanted to make a special cake for a friend's bi...
02:12 am GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Windows 8.1 To Get A Start Button Because Windows Is Dumb Without One
Good news! Microsoft super blogger Paul Thurrott details the return of the Start Button and the figurative demise of Metro/smart tile/Start Page thing with Windows 8.1's ability to boot right to Deskt...
02:09 am GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Ben Silbermann On How Pinterest Will Translate User Aspiration Into Making Money
Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann says that the startup isn't making any money currently. However, he said the company is looking for ways to give marketers tools to help them understand what's happening o...
01:55 am GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Google Apps Admins Finally Get An Android App To Manage Their Users, Services And Devices On The Go
Google has continuously made its Google Apps Admin Console for IT professionals who manage large Google Apps for Business, Education and Government deployments in their companies more powerful, but on...
01:40 am GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Enterprise Collaboration Startup Bloomfire Takes On An Additional $2 Million From Silver Creek Ventures
Bloomfire, the Austin, Texas-based startup that makes cloud-based content-sharing software for enterprises, has taken on an additional $2 million from Silver Creek Ventures as an add-on to its $8 mill...
01:30 am GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Rhett, The Reason You Should Donate Money To Charity To Hang Out With A VC [TCTV]
How much is a dinner with SV Angel's co-founder and managing partner, David Lee, worth? When you put it into the context of where the money will be going, the answer should be "it's almost priceless."...
01:02 am GMT - Thu, May 30, 2013
Techcrunch Google Admits It Spams The Hell Out Of You In New Gmail Commercial
Got so many Google+, YouTube, Google Offers, and Zagat emails you want to scream? Google's got you covered. No, it's not sending you less spam. It's organizing your spam into tabs! Google's blatant at...
11:14 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Barry Diller Says Aereo Isn't About Charging For Something That's Free, But About Moving TV To IP
Aereo investor Barry Diller says that the company isn't about taking free, over-the-air signals and charging for them, but is instead about moving TV from a closed system to IP. At the D11 Conference ...
10:47 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Numecent Raises $13.6M From T-Ventures For Push-Pull, Cloudpaging Service
Numecent has raised $13 million from T-Ventures, the venture capital arm of Deutsch Telekom for its technology to "cloudify," on-premise or desktop apps. The Series B round brings the total raises to ...
10:33 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch As Software Trumps Hardware In The World Of Payments, VeriFone Partners With CardSpring For Card-Linked Services
The world of payments is being turned over by the likes of Square, PayPal, Stripe and others, which are tackling the idea of payments based on hardware terminals, and new services that focus on innova...
10:25 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Roku Wants To Be Part Of Your Next Smart TV, Raises $60 Million To Do It
These days, just about any cheapo Blu-ray player or game console can stream video from Netflix or Hulu, so what's a company that makes a slew of low-cost video streaming boxes to do to stand out from ...
10:07 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Etece, A Spanish TaskRabbit, Raises 450K Series A To Expand To Four More Local Cities
Etece, a Spanish TaskRabbit style startup offering an online platform for people who need a job doing but don't have the time to do it themselves, has just closed a 450k Series A funding round, with i...
09:52 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Doesn't Want To Become A Media Company, But Will Partner With Them, CEO Dick Costolo Says
It's been a big year for Twitter, as the company has been aggressively trying to grow its ads business with broadcasters. It's doing that by partnering with big media companies for services like TV ad...
09:34 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch People Actually Use QR Codes (In China)
Mock the lowly QR code as you may. But people actually use it. In China. We already knew that QR codes were popular in Japan, but they never quite took off in Western markets. However, they are findin...
09:12 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Unveils Verified Pages And Profiles, Takes A Page From Twitter's Playbook
Facebook has just announced a new verified feature for pages and profiles, designed to give high-profile accounts an added level of authenticity. This is clearly a straightforward copy of Twitter's ow...
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Quora Brings Full-Text Search To Mobile To Unlock FAQ&As For Any Keyword
Quora's library of knowledge has been trapped behind inadequate topic search, but now any keyword generates a list of frequently asked questions and answers about the subject thanks to today's launch ...
08:58 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Gumroad Launches A Simple And Cheap Platform For Selling Streaming Videos
Hey, aspiring film makers! Gumroad, the crazy simple platform for selling digital goods, is rolling out a pretty big new feature for you this morning: on-demand video streaming. You upload your video,...
08:57 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch European Startups, Apply For Disrupt Europe: Berlin Startup Battlefield Now!
Calling startups from London to Lyon, from Tel AvivtoTrondheim, fromAmsterdamto Athens: We want you. For the very first time, TechCrunch Disrupt is coming to Europe and we're looking for the very best...
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Sheryl Sandberg Says Facebook Home Will Have Monthly Updates, Is Just The Start Of Making The Phone More Social
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said that the recent launch of Facebook Home is just the first version of the company's effort to make the smartphone more social. Today at the D11 Conference, she said th...
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's Sandberg Says Ad Network And Maps Would Be Nice, But Not A Priority
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said that the recent launch of Facebook Home is just the first version of the company's effort to make the smartphone more social. Today at the D11 Conference, she said th...
08:01 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Gmail Gets A Swanky New Inbox And Automatic Sorting To Help Fight Information Overload
Google today is introducing a new way to manage your Gmail inbox. This new view of your inbox puts a number of tabs at the top of Gmail's inbox column. By default, Google shows tabs - and automaticall...
07:36 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Announces Skype And Lync Interoperability With IM & Audio To Start, Video Soon
Microsoft announced today that two of its big-name communications services - consumer-facing Skype and enterprise-ready Lync - will now interoperate, meaning users can access their Lync contacts via S...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Busbud, The Kayak For Intercity Bus Travel, Raises $1M Round Led By iNovia Capital And Real Ventures
Canadian startup Busbud, which bills itself as the "Kayak for intercity bus travel," today announced that it has raised a first $1 million funding round led by iNovia Capital and Real Ventures. Peter ...
07:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Snapchat Accounts For More Photo Shares Than Instagram As Pic Sharing Set To Double In 2013
Photo uploading and sharing is growing at an incredible pace, according to data shared by KPCB's Mary Meeker in the Internet Trends report she presented on stage at D11 today. Well over 500 million ph...
07:21 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Mary Meeker's 2013 Internet Trends: Mobile Makes Up 15% Of All Internet Traffic, With 1.5B Users Worldwide
Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers partner Mary Meeker unveiled her annual Internet Trends report for 2013 today at the D11 Conference, showing robust growth in the number of broadband and mobile users. A...
06:53 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Google Play's App Revenue Share Up 8% Since November, But Apple Still Leads
When it comes to mobile app revenue, the general consensus is that Apple's App Store is still king. Last month, for example, App Annie reported the iOS App Store earned 2.6 times more revenue in the l...
06:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Don't Expect To See New iPhone Or iPad Hardware At WWDC, The Loop Advises, But New Macs Possible
The Loop's Jim Dalrymple is probably the best-connected Apple blogger on the planet at the moment, so when he posts an entry called "WWDC Expectations," the entire community's ears perk up. The annual...
06:24 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Web Services Launches Web Identity Service With Support For Google And Facebook
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a web identity service with support for Google, Facebook and its own AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). The service allows developers to grant temporary a...
06:05 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Ex-Yammer Execs Raise $5.5M For CoTap, A Mobile Messaging App Aiming To Be WhatsApp For The Workplace
The rush of new mobile messaging apps, building on the popularity of services like WhatsApp and Line, continues apace, with the latest twist is a service for business users. CoTap, an app co-founded b...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Free Language Learning Service Duolingo Comes To Android, Expects This Will Double Its User Base To Over 6M
Duolingo, the popular free language learning service, just launched its first mobile app for Android in Google's Play store. Until now, the service was only available on the web and iPhone, but as the...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Tim Cook's Apple: APIs Abound, Spending Money To Make Money, Long Bets On New Categories
Apple CEO Tim Cook was on stage at D11, AllThingsD's most recent marquee annual tech conference, and he had a lot to talk about, given recent activity with corporate tax issues, stock price, a long de...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch This Is Tim Cook's Apple
Apple CEO Tim Cook was on stage at D11, AllThingsD's most recent marquee annual tech conference, and he had a lot to talk about, given recent activity with corporate tax issues, stock price, a long de...
05:35 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch In The Balkans
Are you in Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, or Slovenia? Have I got a treat for you. In an effort to spread the good word about TC in the rest of Europe, I will be rolling through Sofia, Belgrade, Zagreb, a...
05:34 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Because Competitive Intelligence Gathering Is Horrible Today, TrackMaven Raises $1.25M From Aol & Angels To Make It Real-Time & Actionable
When digital marketers do competitive analysis today, they're still cobbling together data from a variety of sources then tucking it into a PowerPoint presentation where, by the time it's actually rea...
05:34 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Because Competitive Intelligence Gathering Is Horrible, TrackMaven Raises $1.25M From Aol & Angels To Make It Real-Time & Actionable
When digital marketers do competitive analysis today, they're still cobbling together data from a variety of sources then tucking it into a PowerPoint presentation where, by the time it's actually rea...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Alternative Search Engine Blekko Launches Major Redesign In Effort To Go Beyond The Usual 10 Blue Links
Blekko, the alternative search engine that launched back in 2010, unveiled a major redesign today that uses some of its “slashtag” technology to help users go beyond the usual ten blue lin...
04:55 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch JamStar Is A Cool Free App That Teaches You To Play The Guitar
I’ve seen plenty of guitar apps in my lifetime – enough for two lifetimes, in fact – but JamStar, an app by an Israeli programming house, has almost won my heart. The premise is simp...
04:09 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft's Surface Pro Gets A 256GB Storage Option When It Hits The Japanese Market In June
Microsoft's Surface Pro, the tablet/laptop amalgam device designed to perfectly showcase Windows 8, is getting a 256 SSD internal storage option, the biggest yet for the device. Previously, Microsoft ...
03:33 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Cambridge University Linguists Use Twitter To Study How Welsh Language Use Is Changing
Another reason Twitter is awesome: Cambridge University linguists are using it to track how the usage of one of the U.K.'s Celtic languages, Welsh, is changing. Welsh is only spoken by around a sixth ...
02:33 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch MyCadbox Is A Dropbox For CAD Files, But With Evernote-Style Ambitions
MyCadbox, from Finland's CadFaster, is probably best described as a Dropbox for CAD files, but unlike its competitors it largely shuns the Web for native desktop and mobile apps that it says affords i...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch TuneIn Raises $25M Round Led By IVP, Already Surpassed 1B Listening Hours This Year
TuneIn, the popular online radio service, today announced that it has raised a $25 million funding round led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) with participation from many of its previous invest...
01:55 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Accelerator Ignite100 Opens Applications As It Builds Bridge From The UK's North East To The Big Apple
Applications for Ignite100's third programme have duly opened. It's seems that rumours of the accelerator's death were greatly exaggerated. In fact, I'm hearing that this year's plans are more ambitio...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch GoEuro's Multi-Mode Travel Platform Launches In Germany & The U.K. To Take The Strain Out Of Route Planning
After closing a $4m round in March, led by Battery Ventures and Hasso Plattner Ventures, Berlin-based multi-mode travel search platform GoEuro has now launched its website in open beta in the U.K. and...
11:53 am GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Spotify Launches Discover Feature For Its Web App
Spotify has launched Discover, a news feed that allows users to see recommendations, songs and playlists from their friends. The feature, which wasfirst rolled out last month in a limited release, is ...
09:54 am GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Reportedly Sets June 7 Launch For Kindle Devices In China
After more than a year of speculation and delays, Amazon Kindle e-readers and tablets will reportedly be available for sale in China on June 7. E-readers like the Paperwhite and Kindle Fire tablets wi...
09:21 am GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Dear Andy Dunn
What? You thought that publicly calling out prominent groups of people didn't open you up to some criticism yourself? You know what they say about people who write open blogs (even when one of them is...
08:30 am GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Trulia Adds New Maps To Visualize U.S. Rental Prices, Earthquake And Flood Risks
For a while, it looked like Trulia, the online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters and real estate professionals, was going to cede much of its ground to Zillow, Redfin and other newcomers. ...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Insight Venture Partners Raises A Whopping $2.57 Billion For Next Fund
Insight Venture Partners, a New York-based growth fund that’s backed Tumblr and Twitter, just raised $2.57 billion in what is likely one of the largest raises for a venture fund ever. This is th...
06:15 am GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Apple CEO Tim Cook Advocates For Tax Reform, Even Though It Might Pay A Little Bit More
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he wants comprehensive reform of the corporate tax code in the U.S., even if it means that the company would pay a little bit more in the process. Today in a keynote conversati...
05:29 am GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch CEO Tim Cook Says Apple Has More Game-Changing Products Ahead
Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company will continue to innovate, and has more game-changing products ahead. Today in a keynote conversation at the D11 Conference, Cook said the same people who brou...
05:06 am GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Heading To Yahoo! And No! I Can't Do Anything About The Exclamation Mark!
Today, I have to say goodbye to my current home, TechCrunch. I've not only gotten the opportunity to work with this amazing team as a writer and Community Director, but I've been able to enjoy it as a...
02:22 am GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Nostalgia, Activate! Earthworm Jim's Creator Turns To Kickstarter For His Gaming Comeback
Between Disney axing LucasArts and Monkey Island's creator waxing on about the sequel he thinks he'll never make, the last few months have been a pretty big kick to the gaming crowd's feels.Here's som...
02:21 am GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar And CTO Richard Tom Re-Emerge To Build A Stealth Startup In L.A.
Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and CTO Richard Tom are working on a new stealth startup, according to sources. While details of their plans are still a little fuzzy, the two have secured office space in ...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Google+ App For iOS Updated With New Automatic Photo Features, Hashtags And In-Stream Google Offer Posts
Google unleashed a slew of updates to its Google+ social networking service at I/O earlier in May, and now a bunch of those new features are making it to the iOS app for Google+. The update follows th...
01:44 am GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Offers A Cloud Approach To A Legacy Problem With New Anti-Botnet Program
Microsoft ismoving its botnet protection group to the cloud to provide near real-time information about known malware infections starting to surface. Microsoft is making the new program available to I...
01:19 am GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Despite Strong Early Numbers, Netflix Stock Drops After Arrested Development Debut; Parents Also Angry Over Lost Kids Shows
Maybe Netflix's original content isn't quite ready yet, after all. Today, a spate of bad news for the streaming service: its "Arrested Development" reboot failed to impress TV critics, and shares fell...
01:18 am GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Photo Editing Platform Aviary, Now With 50M Monthy Active Users, Goes Global With New Japan Office
Aviary, the photo editing platform that has become a developer darling through its straightforward ability to integrate into iOS, Android, Windows Phone and HTML5 apps, has crossed a major milestone -...
01:18 am GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Photo Editing Platform Aviary, Now With 50M Monthly Active Users, Goes Global With New Japan Office
Aviary, the photo editing platform that has become a developer darling through its straightforward ability to integrate into iOS, Android, Windows Phone and HTML5 apps, has crossed a major milestone -...
01:13 am GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Fandalism's Philip Kaplan Launches DistroKid, An Affordable Way To Upload Music To Stores Like iTunes
Earlier this year, Philip Kaplan expanded Fandalism, his social network for musicians, with a service called Fandalism Distro, which allows musicians to bring their songs and albums to iTunes and else...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Quora Grows More Than 3X Across All Metrics In The Past Year
Quora famously doesn't share its growth numbers. Due to this furtiveness, many people speculate that it is not growing. On Quora even:Has Quora as a business failed?is a Quora question that smacked me...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, May 29, 2013
Techcrunch Quora Grew More Than 3X Across All Metrics In The Past Year
Quora famously doesn't share its growth numbers. Due to this furtiveness, many people speculate that it is not growing. On Quora even:Has Quora as a business failed?is a Quora question that smacked me...
11:16 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch The Zortrax Is A 3D Printer From The Polish Motherland
Zortrax! Drukarka moja! Ty jeste jak zdrowie. The Zortrax (yeah, really) M200 is a $1,899 3D printer made in Poland that will be shipped internationally by a team of crack Polish engineers and designe...
11:12 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With General Atlantic's Brett Rochkind
On this week's Ask a VC show, we have General Atlantic Managing Director Brett Rochkindin the studio.As you may remember, you can submit questions for our guests either in the comments or here and wel...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On Antitrust: Why Startup Entrepreneurs Should Fear Google
Nobody can accuse Gary Reback, the acclaimed Silicon Valley antitrust lawyer, of being intrinsically anti-Google. After all, it was Reback, back in the Nineties, who spearheaded the US government's ef...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Google Play Still Missing Top App Titles From iOS, Many Of Which Are Games
Many of today's tech companies and startups are still building their apps for iOS first, despite Android's growing marketshare. The problem stems from a lack of in-house talent, fewer Android-owning b...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Acqui-hires Creative Consultancy Ideacodes, Names Co-Founders As Creative Directors Of Creative Cloud
Adobe just announced that it has acquired Ideacodes, a San Francisco-based creative consultancy that specializes in "the design and user experience of smart application, digital product and networked ...
09:21 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Meetup.com Surpasses 100 Million RSVPs To 10 Million Meetups
Meetup.com has been around for a while, but growth has been staggering of late. The company recently announced that it has surpassed over 10 million meetups and 100 million RSVPs since it launched alm...
09:21 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Meetup Surpasses 100 Million RSVPs To 10 Million Meetups
Meetup.com has been around for a while, but growth has been staggering of late. The company recently announced that it has surpassed over 10 million meetups and 100 million RSVPs since it launched alm...
09:03 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Reminder: The Austin TC MeetupPlusPitch-Off Is This Thursday
Here we go: the TC team will be rolling into Austin on Thursday for our first Meetup+Pitch-Off in the Lone Star State. We're looking forward to seeing you and meeting our 24 finalists in the Austin Pi...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Judicata Raises $5.8M Second Round to Build Out Advanced Legal Research Systems; Keith Rabois Joins Board
Judicata, a legal research startup based in San Francisco, has closed its second round of financing, a $5.8M round led by Khosla Ventures. Keith Rabois, a former PayPal and Square executive who recent...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch The New York Times' Mobile Guide The Scoop' Gets A Citi Bike-Sponsored Update
With today's update to its iPhone app The Scoop, The New York Times may have accomplished something that advertisers and publishers often boast about but rarely achieve it may have found a genuinely ...
08:52 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Zendesk COO Zack Urlocker Departs The Company
Zack Urlocker, the tech industry veteran and open source software expert, has stepped down as COO at next-generation customer service software provider Zendesk, sources tell TechCrunch.The move hasn't...
08:48 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Google Adds In-App Purchases To Chrome Build, Pretty Soon The Web Could Be Mostly Freemium, Too
Chrome is a platform unto itself, and Google likes to push it forward to make it an ever-more powerful one, too. Next up for the browser and the desktop OS which is built upon it seems to be in-app pa...
08:18 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Opera Launches First Preview Of Its Chromium-Based Desktop Browser, Spins Off Email Client
Opera today launched the first preview version of its Chromium-based desktop browser for Windows and Mac since the company announced the switch from its own browser engine to Google's in February. Thi...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Appurify Raises $4.5M Series A To Automate Mobile App Testing On A Wide Range Of Devices
San Francisco-based startup Appurify is announcing its $4.5 million Series A round today, funding which will help the company continue to build out its exhaustive and extensive app testing platform, a...
07:05 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Conversocial CRM Social Media Tool Raises $4.4M Led By Octopus Investments
Conversocial has been around since 2009, but only recently has the team decided to infiltrate the U.S. market with its social customer service software, which brings the social media response team int...
06:33 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Kickfolio Becomes App.io, Raises $1 MillionPlus To Bring Mobile Apps To The Browser, And Now, The Facebook News Feed, Too
Kickfolio, a company offering tools that allow iOS applications to run in the browser using HTML5 technology, is today announcing both a name change and just over $1 million in seed funding, as well a...
06:33 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Kickfolio Becomes App.io, Raises $1 MillionPlus To Bring Mobile Apps To The Browser And, Now, The Facebook News Feed, Too
Kickfolio, a company offering tools that allow iOS applications to run in the browser using HTML5 technology, is today announcing both a name change, just over $1 million in seed funding and Facebook ...
06:07 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Clever Siri-like Everything.me Android Content Search App Launches In UK And Spain
Everything.me, is a clever mobile app that lets users search for specific content across both native and mobile apps. The app, available in beta, is a replacement app launcher and home screen for Andr...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Blog Monetization Service Skyscraper Comes Out Of Closed Beta, Adds VigLink Integration & WordPress Plugin
Skyscaper launched last year as a pretty straightforward blog advertising service with a focus on helping bloggers make money through direct ad sales. That’s still a main part of its business an...
05:41 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch This DIY Super Laser Can Cut Through A Ping Pong Ball
There are few things as satisfying - and dangerous - as burning through stuff with a laser. Drake Anthony AKA Sytropyro is young man who enjoys making DIY lasers out of things and he recently complete...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch The Same Tech That Makes Your Bose Headphones So Quiet Could Give Net Speeds A Big Boost
New research suggests that noise canceling tech isn't just for blocking out the screaming baby or chatty couple sitting next to you on that transatlantic flight it could also greatly improve the qual...
05:09 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Europe Talks Tough On Google, Likely To Ask For Improved Proposals In Antitrust Probe
Europe's Competition Commissioner has indicated he is very likely to ask Google for more concessions as part of the EC's ongoing investigation into Mountain View's search and advertising practices. Go...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Backlift, The YC-Backed Back-End Service For Front-End Developers, Launches A/B Testing Service
Backlift, a Y Combinator-backed startup that bills itself as a back-end service for front-end developers, launched its first product today. Airfoil, which is obviously based on Backlift, is an A/B tes...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch TestFairy Opens Its Android App Testing Platform To All, Making Even Bad Beta Testers Useful
Beta testing mobile apps becomes only more challenging as the crop of devices and mobile OS versions continues to expand, and Israel-based TestFairy, a new startup launching its product to the public ...
03:36 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Drones Aren't For Delivering Tacos: UVS Avia Builds Quadcopters For Nuclear Sites, Search-And-Rescue
A wellspring of interest in quadcopters for commercial applications is advancing globally. From Airware’s recent $10.7 million round from Andreessen Horowitz to the launch of AngelPad’s Dr...
03:34 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch French Fashionista Startup Carnet de Mode Raises $1.5M Series A To Head For The International Catwalk
Carnet de Mode (CDM), the Paris-based online fashion marketplace, has announced that its closed a $1.5 million Series A round -- yes, in Europe we call that a Series A -- led by Elaia Partners with pa...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Vodafone Wants European Devs To Build Apps That Do Good, Puts 200K Up For Grabs
Here's an opportunity for European app developers to work on a project aimed first and foremost at helping others, rather than on the off-chance it will catch Yahoo!'s eye and lead to insane riches. C...
11:01 am GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Alibaba Group Starts Work On Massive Logistics Network To Provide 24-Hour Deliveries Throughout China
Alibaba Group officially launched (link via Google Translate) the China Smart Logistics Network (CSN) today, which former Alibaba CEO Jack Ma says will become the backbone of the country's $190 billio...
08:57 am GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch BuzzFeed Partners With CNN, Will Invest Low Eight-Digit Sum In YouTube News Channel
Social news site and meme aggregator Buzzfeed is partnering with CNN and YouTube to create a new online-video channel called "CNN BuzzFeed" that will be unveiled later today. Chief operating officer J...
08:07 am GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch With New Study And Marketing Campaign, Microsoft Puts Renewed Emphasis On Its Social Tools For The Enterprise
Microsoft's SharePoint always featured a core set of social tools, but with the acquisition of Yammer, as well as the ongoing integration of Lync and Skype, the folks over in Redmond are clearly ready...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch What Would Square's Jack Dorsey Do?
New Relic CEO Lew Cirne asked himself a question upon embarking on developing a new startup inside the company he co-founded. He wondered: How would Jack Dorsey do it?” Dorsey started Twitter an...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Public Lab's Crowdfunded Infragram Cameras Let People See Plants In A Different Light
There's no shortage of novel Kickstarter projects that aim to change how we think about the environment, but here's one that could literally change how we look at it. Infragram, created by the civic s...
04:30 am GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Video Discovery Service Matcha Disappears, Co-Founder Promises Something Better' In The Future
Over the last few days, the website for video discovery website Matcha.tv has gone dark, and those who have downloaded the company's mobile app report that it's no longer working. Co-founder and CEO G...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Open Source Blogging Platform WordPress Turns Ten, And Its Community Gets To Blow The Candles Out
Ten years ago today, WordPress, the open source blogging software, was born. It's amazing to think that it's been that long, but considering it had all of the elements that other startups and projects...
03:07 am GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Coinbase Leads Charge In Bitcoin's Consumerization
Because why do anything other than try out hot technologies on Memorial Day, I just bought some Bitcoin. I might finally play Dots and maybe 3D-print an ear later this afternoon.I would not have bough...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Listening To The Future With A 3D-Printed Ear
The campus of Washington State University in Southeast Washingtons agricultural region looks like a typical land-grant university. The connected mix of art-deco, modern and post-modern buildings that ...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, May 28, 2013
Techcrunch Ooga Labs Takes A Ground-Up Approach To Generate Growth And Network Effects For Startups
One of the biggest challenges many entreprenuers face is finding the right technical partner when building a company. Some startups can have a single leader, but more often than not, there is a balanc...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's Problem Isn't Skeuomorphism, It's Services
So iOS 7, it seems, is going to do away with much of the skeuomorphic design that has crept into the operating system and its utilities. Jony Ive, rumor has it, has done away with all the textures and...
09:55 pm GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch The Mood Ring Gets Its Quantified Self Update With The W/Me Wristband
A lot of the gadgets that help people monitor and track their physical health focus on providing feedback related to physical activity for use with tracking workout data and energy expenditure during ...
09:55 pm GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch The Mood Ring Gets Its Quantified-Self Update With The W/Me Wristband
A lot of the gadgets that help people monitor and track their physical health focus on providing feedback related to physical activity for use with tracking workout data and energy expenditure during ...
08:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch Ticketea Raises $4 Million To Beat Ticketmaster And Eventbrite At The Spanish Box Office
Spanish startup Ticketea, the leading DIY ticketing platform in Spain, has raised $4 million in a Series B round of funding. The investment is being led by newly-established Spanish VC Seaya Ventures,...
07:58 pm GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch Nextpeer, Which Has Added Multiplayer Mode To 1,000 Mobile Games, Comes to Android
Nextpeer, the mobile gaming network that adds multi-player mode to indie titles, is entering private beta on the Android platform. Although the platform launched about two years ago, it only started p...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch Minecraft Creator's New Game Scrolls' Gets A Trailer, Arrives June 3 In Beta
Mojang, the creative force behind Minecraft, isreleasingits next title to the public a week from today on June 3rd. The new game is a digital collectible card game, similar in concept to Magic: The Ga...
06:34 pm GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch Expect Facebook To Turbocharge Notes' Into A True Tumblr Competitor
Facebook used to have a blogging feature called Notes. It still does, but it got buried by the Timeline redesign and widely forgotten. Facebook needs to overhaul Notes, and signs say a refresh may alr...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch Breaking: Company Study Shows That Company Is Totally In the Right Business
I have some really big news, you guys! It turns out that if you ask people whether they want to leave their wallets at home, 83 percent of them will say yes! And sometimes, people won't have cash with...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch New Workout App For Pebble Shows Why Your Wrist Might The New Hot Spot For Mobile Devs
A new app created by Toronto-based developer and entrepreneur Alex Kennberg uses the Pebble to take users through a standard 7-minute workout (made popular through media coverage at outlets including ...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch New Workout App For Pebble Shows Why Your Wrist Might Be The New Hot Spot For Mobile Devs
A new app created by Toronto-based developer and entrepreneur Alex Kennberg uses the Pebble to take users through a standard 7-minute workout (made popular through media coverage at outlets including ...
02:40 pm GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch Next On Deck For Khan Academy: Better Diagnostics And Internationalization
Even though Sal Khan is now running a platform that serves 6 million students and people a month, he’s still churning out a couple videos a week. What’s been most recently on deck? World W...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch Turn The Raspberry Pi Microcomputer Into A Low-Cost Laptop With This Atrix Dock Hack
The $35/$25 Raspberry Pi microcomputer is being used by hardware hackers to power all sorts of creative projects. Including this Raspberry Pi powered laptop, which ties in the Motorola Atrix laptop do...
12:18 pm GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch 60Plus Investors Band Together To Form BitAngels, The First Multi-City Angel Network & Incubator For Bitcoin Startups
Nobody's quite sure when (and if) Bitcoin will go mainstream, but plenty of investors and entrepreneurs have begun to place their bets. The snowball is off and rolling. If this post doesn't make it cl...
11:55 am GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch Collabspot's Mentor Joins It, Pumps In $79,000 Of His Own Money
Collabspot, an email CRM startup, has just received$79,000 (S$100,000) from a former mentor, Laurent Gasser, who also joins the company asdirector of business development. Collabspot provides a servic...
10:50 am GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch Bio-Hackers, Get Ready
When I speak to technical founders, they often look back with fondness to days of tinkering with a Commodore 64 or Hypercard. But perhaps tomorrow’s founders will experiment with a very differen...
06:19 am GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Briefly Posts Galaxy S4 Mini On Its Apps Site, Adding New Credence To A Summer Release
Samsung has yet to officially confirm the Galaxy S4 mini, but the smartphone's brief appearance on the company's app store earlier today backs up rumors of a summer launch. The listing was spotted and...
06:02 am GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch Paul Graham: 37 Y Combinator Companies Have Valuations Of Or Sold For At Least $40M
Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham just Tweeted an interesting data point about the valuations of YC startups. As of now, Graham says that 37 Y Combinator companies, out of 511 startups, have valuati...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch Fitocracy Users Come For The Gamification, But Stay For The Community
It's no surprise that fitness gamification network Fitocracy is thriving — the company recently announced that it had surpassed 1 million users and has signed deals with personalities like the G...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch Comic XKCD Nails Google Glass Critics (Especially Congress)
Everyone has an opinion about Google Glass. Some fears are justified, since, as a culture, we don't have a pristine history of social etiquette always catching up to technology (see: loud-mouth cellph...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch Any.DO Integrates Kiip's Reward System To Make Completing To-Do Lists A Daily, And Fun, Habit
If your'e a to-do list junkie, then you've probably already heard about Any.DO. The leader in the space just nabbed $3.5 million in funding to dive deeper into the personal productivity space. One of ...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch Google Glass: What's With All The Hate?
Google Glass isn't even on sale yet and there is already a noticeable backlash against Google's first experiment in wearable computing. It's odd to see a product that was greeted with so much hype a y...
01:18 am GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch The Power Of Data Exhaust
Scott Brown had a question about the number of parked domains he was hearing about: Do the domain providers have an email reply set up? What he found has led to the launch of Bounce.io, a five-month c...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch New Arrested Development' Pulls Off The Geekiest Gag Ever, Confuses Much Of The Internet
New Arrested Development is here! Have you heard? I could probably fall back on an "Unless you've been living under a rock.." joke here, but I'm pretty sure they've got WiFi under rocks now.Anyway if...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, May 27, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Home And Windows Phone Are Making The Same Apps-Related Misstep
The problem for Home is Facebook has underestimated how important apps -- and, crucially, the customisation that apps afford -- are to the smartphone experience. When you step back and consider it, th...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 26, 2013
Techcrunch Fans Created 3D-Printable Version Of Cyvasse, The Game Of Thrones Boardgame
Take off your silken cloak and get your dragon eggs ready because Cyvasse, the game that characters play in George R. R. Martin's Game Of Thrones series is now 3D-printable. Created by Arian Croft of ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 26, 2013
Techcrunch Fans Create A 3D-Printable Version Of Cyvasse, The Game Of Thrones Boardgame
Take off your silken cloak and get your dragon eggs ready because Cyvasse, the game that characters play in George R. R. Martin's Game Of Thrones series is now 3D-printable. Created by Arian Croft of ...
09:26 pm GMT - Sun, May 26, 2013
Techcrunch Electric Car Tech Company Better Place Hits The Deadpool, As The Greentech Shakeout Continues
Better Place, the Tel Aviv- and based electric car battery technology company that's raised more than $800 million in venture capital funding since its 2007 inception, confirmed today that it has file...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 26, 2013
Techcrunch Iterations: How ESPN Thinks About The Future Of Its Product And Technologies
After spending time in the valley as a founder, operator, and venture capitalist, my friend Ryan Spoon left the comforts of Silicon Valley to head east -- to Bristol, CT of all places -- to follow the...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 26, 2013
Techcrunch What's Hulu Really Worth?
It might look like the bidding for Hulu is "heating up," just based on the number of possible acquirers. At the same time, it seems unlikely that whomever Hulu's parents sell to will do better than th...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 26, 2013
Techcrunch What Is Hulu Really Worth?
It might look like the bidding for Hulu is "heating up," just based on the number of possible acquirers. At the same time, it seems unlikely that whomever Hulu's parents sell to will do better than th...
04:39 pm GMT - Sun, May 26, 2013
Techcrunch iPad Video Ad Volumes Explode 10x in A Year, Due To Pass PC Usage Inside 2 Years
If there's one thing we know about the explosion in the use of tablets like the iPad, it's that people have been increasingly using them to consume video content. However, hard data on this has come i...
04:39 pm GMT - Sun, May 26, 2013
Techcrunch iPad Video Ad Volumes Explode 10x in A Year, Due To Surpass PC Usage Inside 2 Years
If there's one thing we know about the explosion in the use of tablets like the iPad, it's that people have been increasingly using them to consume video content. However, hard data on this has come i...
04:30 pm GMT - Sun, May 26, 2013
Techcrunch Anatomy Of An Undisclosed Investment Or Exit
In this post, Ill attempt to scratch beneath the surface a little and explore the story behind the undisclosed investment or exit. It will draw on conversations with investors and founders who have be...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, May 26, 2013
Techcrunch Yanked From The Cloud: Why Connectify Unplugged Its Switchboard Campaign
Editors note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive.Connectify, a Philadelphia-based software company obsessed with making the Internet faster and using Kickst...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, May 26, 2013
Techcrunch Making Sense Of The Internet Of Things
Editor's note: Matt Turck is a managing director of FirstMark Capital.The emerging Internet of Things is experiencing a burst of activity and creativity that is getting entrepreneurs, VCs and the pres...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, May 26, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Yahoo's $1.1B Tumblr Purchase, Lyft's Big Raise, And Microsoft's Xbox One
Its that time of the week for CrunchWeek, the show where a few of us writers chat up the most interesting stories from the past seven days.Ryan Lawler, Greg Kumparak, and I chatted about Yahoo's $1.1 ...
01:27 am GMT - Sun, May 26, 2013
Techcrunch Misfit Wearables Drops Android Support For Its Shine Activity Tracker Ahead Of Summer Launch
Heads up, Android fans. If you took the plunge and backed the rather sleek Shine wearable activity tracker from Misfit Wearables, you may want to get your money back. According to a recent update post...
12:30 am GMT - Sun, May 26, 2013
Techcrunch Will The Xbox One Rule The Living Room? Price Will Determine The Size Of Its Kingdom
Price and ship date are always the biggest concerns when new gadgets or hardware hits the market, but in the case of the Xbox One, it's likely to help determine whether the "home entertainment system,...
11:14 pm GMT - Sat, May 25, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: Xbox One Is Microsoft's Spruce Goose
Microsoft's Xbox One presents a big and complicated machine whose primary purpose is a menu layer for watching television. This in an age where living room television is irrelevant. Having bet the far...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 25, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Parlor Games & Metaphones
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor neatly sidestepped the Yahoo Tumblr acquisition and segued into the wonderful world of messaging. As Faceboo...
08:38 pm GMT - Sat, May 25, 2013
Techcrunch Reminder: Google Buzz Is Still Dead, Your Data Will Be Moved To Drive, And They Thank You For Using It
Google Buzz, the social service that Google launched way back in 2010 and then killed in 2011, reminded former users that their data still lives in and will be moved over to your Google Drive accounts...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 25, 2013
Techcrunch The New "Handmade" (Part Two)
Although 3D printing technology has existed for some time, it's only now beginning to cross over into mainstream awareness, thanks to increasingly affordable access to the printers themselves as well ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 25, 2013
Techcrunch Is The FBI Dumb, Evil, Or Just Incompetent?
Your government is worried. The world is "going dark." Once upon a time, telephones were the only way to talk to someone far away, and the authorities could wiretap any phone they wanted. Nowadays, th...
08:00 am GMT - Sat, May 25, 2013
Techcrunch The First Six Months Developing For The Computer On My Face
Editor's note:Jon Gottfriedis a Developer Evangelist at Twilio, co-founder of the Hacker Union, and a StartupBus Conductor. Being one of the first cyborgs in the world has meant that I have been privy...
07:44 am GMT - Sat, May 25, 2013
Techcrunch 50M Matches Strong, Hot Mobile Dating App Tinder Is Ready To Go Global, And Move Beyond Flirting
Digital dating is nothing to scoff at; it's a big business, and it's changed a lot of lives -- mostly for the better. Yet, while dating has seen enormous progress during the Digital Era, there's still...
06:34 am GMT - Sat, May 25, 2013
Techcrunch Google Now's Topics Page Returns And Shows You How Much Google Knows About You, But It Only Works On Android
A few weeks ago, Google briefly made a "Google Now" topics page available on the web and then took it down again. The page showed a list of topics Google believed you were interested in, based on your...
01:50 am GMT - Sat, May 25, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Index Ventures' Danny Rimer On The Future Of Ecommerce And More
On this week's Ask A VC episode, Index Ventures partner Danny Rimer joined us in the studio. Rimer has been in the venture industry for over 11 years so he had plenty to share on how VC has changed, a...
12:31 am GMT - Sat, May 25, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft And Google Bury The Hatchet To Work On A Windows Phone YouTube App With Ads
Once a upon a time, Microsoft saw fit to put together a YouTube app for Windows Phone and it was actually pretty great -- it let users download videos straight from the app and there was nary an ad to...
12:07 am GMT - Sat, May 25, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 05.24.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific time....
11:57 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Laptop Week Review: Samsung 700T Fly Or Die
In lieu of a formal review, Matt Burns and I sat down to take a look at the Samsung 700T AKA ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T, a convertible tablet that has a small button on the keyboard that pops out the Wind...
11:21 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Google Needs To Bring Emerging Markets Online To Grow Its Business Opportunities In the Next 10 years
The WSJ has reported that Google is participating in discussions with emerging markets such as Southeast Asia and Africa about setting up wireless network infrastructure in cities and towns. A source ...
11:19 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Gmail For Android Could Soon Get A Navigation Drawer
The folks over on Android Police must have spent some of their time rewatching I/O videos. While they were doing that, they spotted a potential leak during the "Structure in Android App Design" sessio...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: So Many Laptops, But Only One Xbox
Thank the old gods and the new that it's Friday, AMIRITE? You know what that means right? Friday is Gadgets Podcast day, and boy do we have a show for you! In this episode, John Biggs, Matt Burns and ...
10:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Laptop Week Review: Google Chromebook Pixel
The Chromebook Pixel is the Chromebook I'd pick as my personal Chromebook if money was no option, and if I felt I really needed a Chromebook. It's an impressive beast, like a Bird of Paradise, but in...
10:55 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Erply Raises $2.15 Million Series B Led By Redpoint For iPad-Oriented Retail Software Tech
Erply, the startup that makes iPad-oriented and cloud-based point of sale and inventory management software for retailers, has raised $2.15 million in new funding, co-founder CEO Kristian Hiiemaa tell...
10:38 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Launches App Engagement Reports, Allowing Appstore Developers To Track App Usage & Revenue
Continuing to grow its suite of services aimed at mobile app developers, Amazon today announced App Engagement Reports, free app usage reports which are now a part of the company's Mobile App Distribu...
10:28 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Disrupt SF 2013 Startup Battlefield Applications Are Open And Conference Tickets Are On Sale Now
TechCrunch Disrupt SF is back! We're very excited to announce tickets are on sale and stealth companies can now apply for Startup Battlefield.This September 7-11, we're bringing Disrupt back to San Fr...
10:25 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Tumblr Proves That Even Billion Dollar Companies Can Screw Up Mass Emails
Tumblr just can’t catch a break. Yeah, yeah, they’re getting a billion dollars from Yahoo but it’s been a torrent of criticism ever since. Angry users! Porn! Poooooorn! Know what pro...
09:12 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Mr. China Goes To San Francisco
A block from the Mariposa on-ramp and in the eye-line of 90,000 cars whizzing by on 280 sits an old warehouse that was home to the San Francisco Bay Guardian, a local alt weekly, and Digg. Most of the...
09:03 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Dozens Of Top E-Commerce Retailers Find It Pays To Put Customers' Instagram Photos On Their Sites
The ROI of social media is something of a black box for many e-commerce companies, but New York-based startup Olapic is beginning to change that. The company, which allows brands to collect user-gener...
08:12 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Unface.me Is A Gossip Girl-Style Social Service For Anonymously Trolling Your Friends
Russian startup Unface.me has created a new social network inspired by the Gossip Girl TV series which lets users create an alter ego to -- let's face it -- troll their friends, or even post even wors...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's Head Of Brand Design Paul Adams Joins Customer Outreach Startup Intercom
Paul Adams, who was previously Facebook's global head of brand design, has joined a startup called Intercom, where he will be serving as head of product design.Adams told me earlier that he wasn't loo...
07:58 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch WordPress.com Maker Automattic Sells $50 Million Of Stock In Secondary Offering To Tiger Global
Automattic, the company behind publishing platform WordPress, has sold $50 million in a secondary offering led by investment management firm Tiger Global. The sale will allow some early investors and ...
07:58 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch WordPress.com Maker Automattic Sells $50 Million In Secondary Offering To Tiger Global
Automattic, the company behind publishing platform WordPress, has sold $50 million in a secondary offering led by investment management firm Tiger Global. The sale will allow some early investors and ...
07:32 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch More VMware Departures With Two Executves Joining Redpoint Ventures Executives As Entrepreneurs In Residence
Two VMware executives have left to join Redpoint Ventures to help the firm extend its reach into the enterprise and mobile markets. Their leaving marks a string of recent VMware departures, following ...
07:32 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch More VMware Departures With Two Executives Joining Redpoint Ventures As Entrepreneurs In Residence
Two VMware executives have left to join Redpoint Ventures to help the firm extend its reach into the enterprise and mobile markets. Their leaving marks a string of recent VMware departures, following ...
07:14 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch CommonKey Brings Password Management To Small Teams
There are a number of password management solutions on the market today, but CommonKey, a new browser extension out this week, has a different take. Instead of focusing only on the needs of the indivi...
06:20 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch The Austin TC Meetup Plus Pitch-Off Is Less Than A Week Away! Get Tickets Now!
We're less than a week out from our Austin TC Meetup + Pitch-Off, and I can already smell the barbeque in the air. Austin, are you ready to rumble? The Austin Meetup + Pitch-Off is going down on Thurs...
05:09 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Jony Ive's iOS 7 Flat Design Overhaul Reportedly Features A Lot Of Black And White
A new report from 9to5Mac and its usually well-connected sources today adds a little more color to what we'll be seeing from the big iOS 7 redesign rumored to be making an appearance at WWDC this year...
04:24 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch The Fairphone, World's First Ethically Sourced Smartphone, Opens Pre-Sales To General Public
Netherlands-based hardware initiative Fairphone began around three years ago as a project designed to highlight the use of conflict minerals in the construction of consumer electronics, and then evolv...
02:09 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Report: Waze Could Be In Play Again, With Google The Latest Suitor. Or Not Actually
Google is the latest suitor to be reportedly circling around social sat-nav smartphone app Waze. Bloomberg reports 'people familiar with the matter' who say Mountain View is considering an acquisition...
12:38 pm GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Flickr Suffers Outage Four Days After Major Revamp
It appears Yahoo-owned Flickr has suffered the first significant outage after its major revamp. People online are reporting the site going down, with some tweetsmarked as early as 5:30PM PDT, says TNW...
10:00 am GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Cubic Telecom Secures $5.2M To Create Devices That Roam Mobile Networks Cheaply
We're all familiar with the bill shock associated with roaming abroad with our cellphones. There are plenty of players that allow you to swap out your SIM card and use cheaper traffic, including Cubic...
06:23 am GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch AngelPad's Sixth Batch Of Startups Includes Companies Working On Drones, Storage, And More
AngelPad, the San Francisco-based accelerator founded by former Googlers, held its sixth demo day yesterday. I wasn't there (I know, it's super-embarrassing), but I did get to meet with founding partn...
06:01 am GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Online Video-Ad Network Tremor Video Files For Its IPO
Video ad network Tremor Video has filed for its long-awaited public offering. The company's shares will trade on the NYSE at TRMR and it wants to raise at least $86 million. ...
04:43 am GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Adly Raises $2M More As It Expands Tools For Social Media Celebrity Endorsements
Adly, a startup that connects advertisers with celebrities willing to post promoted messages on social networks, recently raised $2 million in additional funding.The new funding came from previous bac...
04:04 am GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch A Vibrator Called Limon
No longer just an oddly flavored potato chip, the Limon is also a new sexy-time vibrator from a startup called Minna. The company is looking for backers for its "couples' vibrator", which just so happ...
03:50 am GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch The Cryonic Bitcoin Mining Machine Is $15,000 Of Pure BTC Power
It's almost impossible for the average computer to mine Bitcoins in any efficient way, hence the rise of Bitcoin mining machines so tuned to their specific purpose that they barely resemble PCs. To wi...
02:17 am GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch With $1.12 Million From Maveron And Others, Vaunte Aims To Define The Next Era Of Luxury E-Commerce
As great as the web is, I still haven't been able to kick my habit for buying fashion and lifestyle magazines off the newsstand. One of the things I love the most about monthly glossies are features l...
02:17 am GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch With $1.12 Million From Battery And Others, Vaunte Aims To Define The Next Era Of Luxury E-Commerce
As great as the web is, I still haven't been able to kick my habit for buying fashion and lifestyle magazines off the newsstand. One of the things I love the most about monthly glossies are features l...
01:41 am GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Report: Google Could Soon Face New FTC Antitrust Probe Into Its Display Ads Business
Bloomberg today reports that Google could face a new U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) antitrust probe into its display advertising business. As Bloomberg's Brian Womack and Sara Forden note, the FC...
01:39 am GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Laptop Week Review: The Toshiba Kirabook
Toshiba isnt exactly known for churning out attractive, high-end notebooks, which is why the companys new Kirabook is such an oddity. It's a handsome little thing if you're into very (and I mean very)...
01:01 am GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Laptop Week Review: Lenovo Yoga 13
Convertibles were all the rage back in the 1950s (thanks to tailfins and the Corvette) and in the early 2000s (thanks to Microsoft and Sony). In the 2000s, however, we saw convertibles in the form of ...
12:31 am GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Salesforce.com Meets First Quarter Earnings Expectations, Revenues Up 29%
Salesforce.com met analyst expectations for its first quarter with non-GAAP earnings per share of 10 cents. Total first quarter revenues were $893 million, an increase of 28 percent on a year-over-yea...
12:23 am GMT - Fri, May 24, 2013
Techcrunch Pandora Stock Jumps As Revenue Beats The Street, Grows 58% To $128.5M; Mobile Ad Revenue Hits Record High
Pandora has had a busy quarter. In March, the social radio company saw its long-time CEO Joe Kennedy abruptly step dow , leaving the board to scramble to find a replacement. On the bright side, Kenned...
11:40 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch On-Demand Delivery Startup Postmates Is Preparing For Launch In New York City
Postmates is looking to expand its business and make mobile, on-demand deliveries a widespread thing throughout cities around the country -- that we already know. The company has been operating in San...
11:08 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Homeland Security Reportedly Warns 3D-Printed Guns Are Impossible To Contain
A new bulletin from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns that lethal, undetectable 3D-printed firearms may be "impossible" to contain. After a Texas law student designed and released digital...
11:03 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Google Starts Using Computer Vision To Let You Search Your Google+ Photos
Google almost completely revamped the Google+ photo experience last week, but somehow the company didn't get around to announce one of the coolest photo-related features in its repertoire: Google now ...
10:44 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch With Metrics Up Since Acquisition, Parse Could Get Developers Integrating Facebook And Buying Ads
After being acquired by Facebook, the mobile back-end service Parse has been extremely busy integrating itself into the company, as well as launching new services like web hosting for developers. The ...
10:29 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Lambda Labs Is Launching A Facial Recognition API For Google Glass
Lambda Labs, an early stage startup out of San Francisco,is preparing to release a facial recognition API for developers working on Google Glass apps. The API will be available to interested developer...
10:18 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Box Acquires French File Storage Startup Folders To Help Develop Its Next-Gen iOS App
It was just two weeks ago that fast-growing enterprise cloud storage company, Box, went out and acquired document embedding service and Y Combinator grad, Crocodoc. Apparently Aaron Levie sees what Ya...
10:18 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Box Buys French File Storage App Folders To Help Rebuild Its Mobile Apps
It was just two weeks ago that fast-growing enterprise cloud storage company, Box, went out and acquired document embedding service and Y Combinator grad, Crocodoc. Apparently Aaron Levie sees what Ya...
09:50 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Ex-Googler Ben Ling Brings His Operations Experience To Khosla Ventures
After just a year with the company, Badoo COO Ben Ling is leaving the social networking site to join Khosla Ventures. Ling, who has formerly held senior executive roles at companies like Google, YouTu...
09:48 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Google Adds Notification Center And Rich Notifications To Chrome Beta 28, Will Work Even When The Browser Is Closed
This isn't exactly the launch of Google Now for the desktop, which many of us have been patiently waiting for, but Google today announced that it is bringing a richer notifications experience to Chrom...
09:44 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Doctors 3D-Print An Emergency Airway Tube To Save A Child's Life
Score one for technology: Doctors 3D-printed an emergency airway tube that saved a 20-month old baby boy's life. After imaging the boy's faulty windpipe, doctors at the C.S. Mot Children's Hospital pr...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Imonomy Raises $400K Seed For Its Visual Semantic Software That Adds Relevant Photos To Publishers' Websites, Monetised With Ads
Imonomy, an Israeli startup which makes software that analyses webpages and automatically inserts relevant, copyright-free images to accompany the content, has closed a $400,000 seed round from a grou...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch MyShoebox Gets Social With Collaborative Galleries And A Dedicated iPad App With Version 2.0
Toronto-based startup MyShoebox is facing a time in which photo sharing announcements are thick and deep; Google unveiled its updated Google+ photos experience last week at I/O, and this week we seen ...
09:11 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch TechStars-Backed Bondsy Launches An iOS App To Bring Bartering Into The 21st Century
Today a TechStars-backed company is launching out of private beta and into the App Store in an attempt to bring the Utopian notion of a barterer's lifestyle to fruition. Bondsy, founded by a long-hair...
08:33 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Google Takes Street View Trekker And Underwater Cameras To The Galapagos Islands, Coming To Google Maps Later This Year
Google today announced that it has been taking its Street View Trekker - the compact backpack version of its Street View cars - and its underwater Street View cameras to the Galapagos Islands and that...
08:29 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Loom Is Building A Better iCloud
Barely a month or two after launching the Y Combinator-backedphoto-sharing service Popset, the team realized they were solving the wrong problem. Users weren’t struggling to share their photos w...
08:23 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch LoyalBlocks Lands $9 Million Led By General Catalyst To Scale Out Its Mobile-Based Loyalty Program
LoyalBlocks, a startup that makes a mobile-focused technology platform for brick-and-mortar businesses looking to encourage customer loyalty, has raised $9 million in new funding. The round, which ser...
08:22 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Congress Crowdsourcing New High-Skilled Immigration Bill, Contribute Here
The U.S. House of Representatives just released its own version of a high-skilled immigration reform bill and is actively seeking input through the collective IQ of the Internet. House Oversight Chair...
08:04 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Google App Engine Drops Some High Replication Datastore Prices By Up To 25%
At Google I/O last week, Google announced that its Google App Engine High Replication Datastore (HRD) - its schemaless object data storage service - currently processes over 4.5 trillion transactions ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Lyft Lifts $60 Million From Andreessen Horowitz, Gives 30,000 Rides A Week A Year After Launch
It was almost one year ago (to the day!) that we first wrote about Lyft and how the company was going to offer some lower-priced competition to on-demand ride leader Uber in San Francisco. Now, 366 da...
07:51 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Evernote Adds Reminders To Help Users With To-Do's, Tasks & Projects
For those who use Evernote as a to-do list application, the service just became more useful today with the launch of a much-requested feature: reminders. Available to both Evernote and Evernote Busine...
07:20 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch TaskRabbit Debuts Tools For Hiring Ongoing Temp Work As It Hones Focus On Business Users
TaskRabbit, the San Francisco startup that has made a name for itself by helping people connect with odd jobs, is now a place where you can find a real job too.Today TaskRabbit is launching a new set ...
06:58 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest API Documentation Briefly Reappears On New Developer Site
Remember how over a year ago, everyone was all excited about the forthcoming Pinterest API? CEO Ben Silbermann even teased its release in a March 2012 email to Pinterest users detailing a Terms of Ser...
06:46 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch JustFab Goes Up A Size In Europe, Acquires Fab Shoes To Take Its Fashion Subscription Service To France And Spain
JustFab, the subscription-based fashion commerce site, is putting the $109 million that it has raised so far to use: today it is announcing the acquisition of The Fab Shoes, a European e-commerce shoe...
06:37 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Launches Twitter Amplify For Real-Time Videos In Stream, Partnering With BBC, Fox, Fuse And Weather Channel
Twitter today made the latest push in its bid to cozy up to Madison Avenue and the world of big-budget advertising, by tapping more into the kind of mainstream mediums where advertisers like to spend ...
06:37 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Launches TV Ad Targeting, Twitter Amplify For Real-Time Videos In Stream
Twitter today made the latest push in its bid to cozy up to Madison Avenue and the world of big-budget advertising, by tapping more into the kind of mainstream mediums where advertisers like to spend ...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Acquires Gaming Infrastructure Startup PlayerScale
Another day, another acquisition by Yahoo.Yahoo said this morning it's acquired PlayerScale, a California-based startup that makes software infrastructure for cross-platform gaming. Financial details ...
06:26 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Fedora Project Announces Pidora Remix for Raspberry Pi
The Fedora Project has been supporting Raspberry Pi, the diminutive $35 computer, for some time. Today they're making the Pidora "remix" of the core Fedora distribution available. Like the Raspbian di...
06:17 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Paper Creators FiftyThree Mulling More Products, And A Tablet Stylus Might Be Next
Paper by FiftyThree is one of the most beautiful digital products on the market today.The immersive drawing app for tablets has won Apple's Design Award, a Crunchie, and was most recently honored at T...
05:10 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Home Hits The Rocks In Europe, With UK And France Launch Of HTC First Delayed Indefinitely
More signs today the HTC First might also be the last smartphone to ship with Facebook Home pre-installed: UK carrier EE confirmed today that the first Facebook Home phone won't be launching in the UK...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Nextdoor Brings Its Neighborhood-Focused Social Network To The iPhone With Debut Of Native iOS App
Nextdoor, the company that lets people create private social networks accessible only to their local neighbors, has launched its first native mobile app for iOS, Nextdoor for the iPhone.The launch com...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Loyal3 Raises $18 Million More To Bring Fee-Free Investing To The Masses
Become an investor is easier than it's ever been, and yet the vast majority of people today aren't making individual investments. To help get more people investing, Loyal3 has built a platform enablin...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch A Hypocritical Silence On Gay Immigrants' Rights
The biggest names in technology have normally been unflinching champions for the rights of same-sex couples. Yet, they were conspicuously silent this week as the Senate rejected the right for American...
04:06 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft's Cheap Shot At The iPad Actually Points Out Exactly Why The Surface Sucks
Being behind in a market sucks, and it's understandable to want to lash out at the top dog, as Microsoft has shown it's willing to do with Google in search and email, and now with Apple in tablet comp...
04:06 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft's Cheap Shot At The iPad Actually Points Out Exactly Why Windows 8 Tabs Suck
Being behind in a market sucks, and it's understandable to want to lash out at the top dog, as Microsoft has shown it's willing to do with Google in search and email, and now with Apple in tablet comp...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Two Months After Acquisition, Mailbox Launches Its Email Management App For The iPad
Sometimes, when a truly innovative startup is acquired by a larger company, innovation slows to a crawl. And other times, when an acquisition happens, a company gets the backup and investment it need...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Cloudera Founder's Enterprise Data App Management Startup WibiData Raises $15M From Canaan Partners, Eric Schmidt And Others
WibiData, the enterprise data management startup co-founded by Cloudera founder Christophe Bisciglia and Aaron Kimball, has raised $15 million in a Series B funding led by Canaan Partners with partici...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Cross-Platform Messaging App Imo.im Raises $13M, Wants You To Meet New People By Broadcasting Yourself
Social networking and messaging firm Imo.im has an interesting new take on social networking, and it's raised money to get more people on board! The funding was led by co-founder Georges Harik, who al...
02:59 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Shazam Revamps Its iPad App For Second Screen Action, Can Now AutoTag In Background While You Watch TV
Although the majority ofShazam‘s over 93 million U.S. users still use the app on their smartphones to identify, tag and share the songs they’re “hearing,” a growing chunk of th...
02:21 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Blip Blup Is A Minimalist Mobile Puzzle Game That Lets You Play With Pulses Of Light
After the aesthetic elegance of Dots, prepare for another injection of minimalist puzzle game beauty. Blip Blup is the new game from London-based design house and app studio ustwo -- maker of Whale Tr...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Jawfish Games Launches Its Real-Time, Multiplayer Platform For iOS, Android
Jawfish Games, a Seattle-based startup run by a former professional poker player and the engineering team that built the Fult Tilt Poker site, launched a gaming platform that can host more than 100,00...
11:37 am GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Takes Its Two Kindle Fire HD Models Global, Now In 170 Countries
Amazon today took one more step in its strategy scale up its Kindle Fire tablet business. The company announced that it will now sell the two higher-end versions of the device, the Kindle Fire HD and ...
11:37 am GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Takes Kindle Fire HD Tablets 170 Countries As It Ramps Up Its Appstore To Nearly 200 Markets
No, we still don't have any word from Amazon on where it stands with a smartphone, but it's definitely making its mobile ambitions clear anyway. Today, the e-commerce giant took two more steps in its ...
11:37 am GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Takes Kindle Fire HD Tablets To 170 Countries As It Ramps Up Its Appstore To Nearly 200 Markets
No, we still don't have any word from Amazon on where it stands with a smartphone, but it's definitely making its mobile ambitions clear anyway. Today, the e-commerce giant took two more steps in its ...
11:18 am GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Square Starts Mobile Payments In Japan, Its First Country Outside Of North America, In Partnership With Visa's Ally
Mobile payment platform Square has announced that it is now publicly available in Japan, its first country outside of North America. The iPhone is very popular in Japan, making it a potentially strong...
09:41 am GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch OtterBox Acquires Rival Protective Case Maker LifeProof After Settling Patent Lawsuit
OtterBox, which makes the top-selling protective case for smartphones, has announced the acquisition of LifeProof for an undisclosed amount. News of the acquisition comes one day after a lawsuit filed...
08:39 am GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy S4 Shipments Hit 10 Million One Month After Release
Samsung's Galaxy S4 has hit 10 million channel sales one month after its release. The company announced its latest milestone today just eight days after confirming that it had shipped over 6 million u...
03:46 am GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Why Does Hollywood Hate The Future?
A few weeks ago, Chris Dixon tweeted something thought-provoking:What were the last Hollywood movies you saw about technology & the future that were optimistic? They seem to be systematically dyst...
03:19 am GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Kim Dotcom Claims He Invented Two-Factor Authentication, Has A Patent To Prove It
Oh, Kim Dotcom. You just never stop surprising us.Just hours after Twitter finally rolled out its long-awaited Two-Factor authentication, the Megaupload founder is claiming to have invented the entire...
02:39 am GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Has Definitely Acqui-Hired Maybe, Omar Hamoui's Polling Startup, Minus Hamoui Himself
Fresh from closing its purchase of newsreading app Pulse, LinkedIn has made another acquisition to dive deeper into the mobile space. TechCrunch has found out, and confirmed, that the social network h...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, May 23, 2013
Techcrunch Encoding.com's Vid.ly Integrates With FreeWheel To Provide Monetization Of Universal, Cross-Platform Video URLs
Cloud encoding vendor Encoding.com launched Vid.ly a couple of years ago to provide video creators with a way to publish a single universal video URL and then have that content accessible on any devic...
11:19 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch GiftCards.com Agrees To Buy Giftly To Grow A Mobile Platform
GiftCards.com, a Pittsburg-based company that has been around for more than a decade and has sold 5 million gift cards, agreed to buy San Francisco startup Giftly to grow out a mobile platform. The te...
11:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Ups Web Account Security With Optional Two-Factor Authentication Via SMS
After hundreds of thousands of accounts were potentially compromised a couple months ago, Twitter today launches two-factor authentication through SMS to protect people from hacks and phishing scams o...
11:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Ups Web Security With Two-Factor Authentication Via SMS, But Shared Accounts May Still Be In Danger
After scores of accounts were potentially compromised a few months ago, Twitter today launched two-factor authentication through SMS to protect people from hacks and phishing scams on the web. Unfortu...
11:16 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Introduces Charts By Genre And Popularity For Its #Music Service
We've confirmed with Twitter that it has rolled out a new part of its #Music service for the web, charts that we were accustomed to from the company We Are Hunted, that it acquired and now powers the ...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Founder Stories: Parse's Ilya Sukhar On Founding A Startup With Strangers
For this week's episode of Founder Stories, I sat down with Ilya Sukhar, co-founder and CEO of Parse. The interview was taped days before Parse was acquired by Facebook last month. Parse is a cloud ap...
10:58 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Acqui-hires Thumb Labs To Make Mobile Apps For Behance And Its New Creative Cloud
Another step for Adobe in its bid to become the go-to place in the cloud for those working in design and other creative industries: it is acquiring Thumb Labs, a bootstrapped, New York-based mobile ap...
10:48 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch We Want YOU To Be The New TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Editor
One of the most rewarding aspects of TechCrunch's Disrupt events is the Startup Battlefield -- like a mini-startup school, the dozens of chosen startups that go through the Battlefield training proce...
10:43 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google X Acquires Makani Power And Its Airborne Wind Turbines
After previously investing into the company, Google has now acquired Makani Power, a green energy startup that is currently building airborne wind turbines. The acquisition was first reported in Brad ...
10:41 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Join CrunchGov's Town Hall With @CoryBooker On Immigration For #iMarch Right Now
Some of the Internet’s most notable personalities are bringing attention to the need for immigration reform in a 36-hour social media marathon, The March for Innovation. It’s an issue we k...
10:41 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Join CrunchGov's Town Hall With @CoryBooker On Immigration For #iNewark Right Now
Some of the Internet’s most notable personalities are bringing attention to the need for immigration reform in a 36-hour social media marathon, The March for Innovation. It’s an issue we k...
10:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch New Service Called Deeplink.me Will Let Mobile Users Navigate Through A Web Of Apps
Have you ever wished that you could navigate through the apps on the phone as easy as clicking links on the web? Such a thing may now become a real possibility thanks to a new service from Cellogic, c...
10:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Deeplink.me Lets Mobile Users Navigate Through A Web Of Apps
Have you ever wished that you could navigate through the apps on the phone as easy as clicking links on the web? Such a thing may now become a real possibility thanks to a new service from Cellogic, c...
10:36 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch HTC Can't Staunch The Flow Of Departing Senior Talent As Internal Turmoil Prevails
A brain drain at a big tech company is never a good thing, and when a lot of that departing talent consists of high-level execs moving on in rapid succession it's bound to look like curtains to outsid...
10:36 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch HTC Can't Stanch The Flow Of Departing Senior Talent As Internal Turmoil Prevails
A brain drain at a big tech company is never a good thing, and when a lot of that departing talent consists of high-level execs moving on in rapid succession it's bound to look like curtains to outsid...
10:22 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Wants To Build A Bio-Dome Three Blocks From An Actual, Normal Park
Amazon has reportedly submitted plans for a new futuristic headquarters in Seattle that couples a skyscraper and an accompanying tri-sphere bio-dome like structure. According to the plans, the structu...
10:12 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Runscope Lands $1.1M From True Ventures And Andreessen Horowitz For Tools That Address The Broken API Plague
Runscope launched at the Glue conference today with $1.1 million in seed funding from True Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz for its tools that monitor API traffic and address the problems with broken ...
09:48 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Made For The World. Built And Designed In China.
For years, the iPhone has carried a small etching on the back that says ‘Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China.’ It’s fueled the stereotype that China is the world̵...
09:34 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Photo App Piictu To Join Betaworks Company Kandu, Will Shut Down On May 31st
Another photo sharing app bites the dust? Or is something with promise getting another chance? Either way you look at it, betaworks is adding more technology and team members to its arsenal, as photo ...
09:11 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Drive App For Android Gets Card-Style Redesign, Document Scanner With OCR And Improved Spreadsheet Editing Experience
Google's Drive app for Android just got a major redesign that brings the Google Now-like card-style look the company introduced with Google Now to its mobile productivity app....
09:09 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Tribune Confirms Former Yahoo Exec Shashi Seth Will Lead Its Newly-Formed Digital Ventures Unit
Shashi Seth, whose rsum includes management and executive roles at Yahoo, Aol, and Google, is joining the Tribune Company as the president of a new unit called Tribune Digital Ventures. Seth's role wa...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch EAT Club Goes Mobile, Bringing A Food Truck With Mobile Ordering And Payment To San Francisco
EAT Club, which is launching in private beta today, has a unique spin on the way that users get lunch. The service hopes to get rid of all the hassles around waiting in line, paying, and waiting for y...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Updates Chrome For Android With Fullscreen Mode For Phones, Simplified Searching From Omnibox
Chrome 27 for the desktop arrived yesterday and today, Google updated Chrome for Android to version 27 as well. While the desktop update mostly focused on improved speed, the Android version actually ...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Chrome For Android Gets Fullscreen Mode For Phones, Simplified Searching From Omnibox, Voice Search Coming To iOS Soon
Chrome 27 for the desktop arrived yesterday and today, Google updated Chrome for Android to version 27 as well. While the desktop update mostly focused on improved speed, the Android version actually ...
08:27 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Skyhigh Networks Raises $20M For Service That Discovers, Analyzes And Controls Apps Employees Use
Skyhigh Networks discovers,manages and analyzes data from all the apps that people use at work. Today the company raised $20 million in a Series B round led by Sequoia Capital with participation from ...
08:21 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Recargo And Xatori Merge To Make PlugShare The Essential App For Electric Car Drivers
People are afraid that if they drive an electric vehicle, they’ll run out of juice somewhere. So to convince more people to buy electric cars and dominate the charging station locator market, Xa...
08:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Foursquare Introduces Super-Specific' Search And Filter Options For iOS And Android To Help You Find New Venues
As Foursquare evolves, it wants to help you find either new places to check out or lead you to places where your friends have already been. Mixed in with that is recommendation technology to show you ...
08:09 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Photo Albums Are Stupid. Moju Labs Is Building What Comes Next.
With years of digital exhaust now behind us – over 240 billion photos on Facebook, 8 billion on Flickr, and not to mention the 72 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every month – we’...
07:58 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Collaborative Gastronomy? Cookening Lets Tourists Dine In A Local's Own Home
Launching today is Cookening, a new French startup co-founded by Cdric Giorgi (previously co-editor of TechCrunch France) that combines elements of both Airbnb and Housebites. Starting with France fir...
07:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Scale Out Provider Cloudscaling Raises $10M With Investment From Juniper And Seagate, Networking Takes Center Stage
Cloudscaling has raised $10 million from Trinity Ventures, Juniper Networks, and Seagate Technologies in a deal that shows how software defined networking has become a focal issue for companies buildi...
07:17 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Adds Monthly Top Charts To Google Trends, And A Beautiful New Search Trend Visualizer
Every year Google creates a summary Zeitgeist feature to sum up the year in search data, showing what has been the most popular among its users. Now, it's rolling out Top Charts, a new monthly series ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Korean Startup Accelerator SparkLabs Reveals Its Second Intake
SparkLabs, the startup accelerator that wants to inject South Korea's startup ecosystem with Silicon Valley expertise, announced its second intake today. Its latest class is an international lineup of...
06:35 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Giphy Gif Search Engine Rolls Out Private Artist Profiles To Help Organize, Monetize The Gif Community
Gifs, man! They're trending harder than Jennifer Lawrence right now, but that doesn't mean that finding them is the easiest thing in the world. That's why Giphy, a startup that launched out of betawor...
06:24 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Artkive Turns Your Kids' Artwork (And More) Into Printed Books
Artkive, an app designed to eliminate the overwhelming guilt you get tossing your children’s brilliant artwork into the garbage, now has another purpose, too: you can order printed out books of ...
06:20 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Truecaller Opens Paid API To Select Developers To Monetise Its Global Phone Directory
Truecaller, the Sweden-based creater of a crowdsourced phone directory app and online white pages service, has opened its API to a select group of "handpicked" developers. Truecaller said its director...
06:02 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Sensors Are Everywhere, And A New Project Wants To Bring Them To The Classroom For Cheap
One interesting element of Google I/O this year were the sensors laid out everywhere around Moscone tracking environmental data throughout the event. Those types of sensors are now all around us, incl...
05:25 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Debuts Kindle Worlds,' Where Your Gossip Girl Fan Fiction Can Earn You Cash
Sometimes a writer creates a universe so compelling that others feel the need to join and help flesh out that world with their own tribute fiction. And sometimes you make something crappy like Gossip ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch EdgeCast Launches A New Content Delivery Network Just For E-Commerce Companies
Los Angeles-based content delivery startup EdgeCast launched a new product called EdgeCast Transact, provides a dedicated CDN built just for e-commerce companies, with all the features that e-commerce...
04:47 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Adds Conversational Search In Latest Chrome Build, We Go Voice On
Google has updated Chrome in build 27 to include conversational voice search, a feature it demoed on stage at Google I/O this year that allows you to search by voice, but also transcribes your queries...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch What Is It About Porn? An Interview With The Founders Of TheWorstDrug, A NSFW GIF Site
Porn is the new Tumblr. It seems that everyone with a CS degree and a little free time is trying to cash in (or at least dabble) in the world of online sexuality, a happenstance that I'd chalk up to t...
04:15 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Practice Fusion Continues To Reach Beyond Digital Health Records, Adds Free Expense Tracking To New Booking Engine
Practice Fusion has made a name for itself over the past few years by tapping into enormous demand for digital health information -- particularly health records. From its inception in 2005, the startu...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Hands-On With The Scanadu Scout, The Health Gadget That's Crowdfunding Its Way To FDA Approval
The last time we met with the folks from Scanadu, we had a very limited look its much buzzed-about line of gadgets that aim to bring vital sign monitoring beyond the realm of the hospital and availabl...
03:32 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Blue Coat Buys Solera Networks To Beef Up In Big Data, Encrypted Data Security
Web security provider Blue Coat Systems -- itself acquired in a $1.3 billion deal by Thoma Bravo at the end of December 2011 -- is making an acquisition today: it's buying Solera Networks, a specialis...
03:32 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Blue Coat Buys Intel-Backed Solera Networks To Beef Up In Big Data, Encrypted Data Security
Web security provider Blue Coat Systems -- itself acquired in a $1.3 billion deal by Thoma Bravo at the end of December 2011 -- is making an acquisition today: it's buying Solera Networks, a specialis...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Urturn Raises $13.4M Series A, Led By Balderton, For Its Social Expressions Platform That Lets Teens Create Memes & Movements
Urturn, the social expressions platform that soft-launched as stealthily as possible last year by intentionally hiding under a really boring name, is getting ready to turn the volume up to 11 to start...
01:58 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Airtasker Wants To Be oDesk Of Southeast Asia
Australian startup, Airtasker, is keen to expand out of its home country into Southeast Asia, which it says hasn’t been touched by large competitors yet. The year-old startup provides job matchi...
01:32 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch SumUp, One Of Europe's Many Mobile Payments Startups, Launches In Russia - Now Operating In 11 Markets
SumUp, one of the myriad European Square-style mobile card reader startups, has expanded its coverage footprint by rolling into an 11th European market: Russia. SumUp is now operational in the U.K., G...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Aiming To Be The Mobile Banking App To Rule Them All, Numbrs Stashes $7.7M Of Fresh Funding
Chalk this up as one to watch closely in the world of consumer fintech. Numbrs, a mobile-first banking app founded out of Swiss company builder Centralway, has raised 7.5 million Swiss francs (~$7.7 m...
12:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Rando's 5M Anti-Social Photo Shares Could Be The Canary In The Social Networking Coalmine
Rando only launched in March but the anti-social photo-sharing app that deliberately eschews the standard social network clutter of likes and comments and connections -- simply letting users share ran...
12:23 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Sleep Tracking Startup Zeo Says Goodnight
One of the early pioneers in the Quantified Self movement has quietly gone out of business. Zeo, a leading maker of hardware and software used by consumers to track sleep and improve their health, ha...
12:16 pm GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Zalora, Rocket Internet's SE Asian Zappos Clone, Raises $100M More From Summit, Kinnevik And More
Zalora, a Zappos-style fashion e-commerce site in South East Asia backed by the Samwer brothers' Rocket Internet incubator in Germany, is today announcing its latest investment -- $100 million, led by...
11:42 am GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch He Should Have Just Spelled It .JIF Then
The New York Times has a lovely interview up with SteveWilhite, the inventor of the illustriousGIF file.Wilhite wants you to know that the White House is wrong: He is proud of the GIF, but remains ann...
11:42 am GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch He Should Have Just Spelled It JIF Then
The New York Times has a lovely interview up with Steve Wilhite, the inventor of the illustrious GIF file. Wilhite wants you to know that the White House is wrong: He is proud of the GIF, but remains ...
10:40 am GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch All I've Heard From My Family Since The Acquisition News Began
David Karp, aka the CEO and founder of Tumblr, aka "Daddy" to some Tumblr users, has family who read TechCrunch....
10:29 am GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Echelon 2013 Will Bring Together Asia-Pacific's Top Startups In June
Now in its fourth year, tech conference Echelon will gather 52 of the Asia Pacific's most promising startups from June 4 to 5 in Singapore. The event will also feature more than 50 speakers and judges...
10:14 am GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Qihoo 360 Partners With Alibaba To Grab Market Share Away From Chinese Search Giant Baidu
China's e-commerce giant Alibaba and search company Qihoo 360 have teamed up to launch 360.etao.com, an online shopping search engine that rivals similar products by Baidu, the search giant known as "...
10:04 am GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Cultural Learnings Of Silicon Valley For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Ukraine
Like you and a lot of other people in the Valley, I read the blogs snarking on the Valley, because nothing is funnier than making fun of people just like us, technology elite who downloadhot apps, rin...
08:49 am GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Snow Fail: The New York Times And Its Misunderstanding Of Copyright
The New York Times spent months and had an entire team working on the creation of Snow Fall, and it shows. But what if I told you that you could recreate the same interactive experience in just about ...
05:14 am GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch The Saturday Evening Post Finally Comes To iOS, With Help From Yudu
The Saturday Evening Post has a prominent spot in the history of American magazines. It's where artist Norman Rockwell made a name for himself, and it has published classic American authors like Edgar...
04:45 am GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Basho Co-Founder Raises $3M To Launch Orchestrate.io, A Twilio For Databases
Basho Co-Founder Antony Falco has raised $3 million for Orchestrate.io, a database API similar to Twilio in its capability to ease the complexity of adding features to mobile and web applications. Tru...
04:27 am GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch The Former Flickr Employee Guide To Tumblr Yahoo Survival
Editor's note:Kakul Srivastavais CEO and co-founder of Tomfoolery, Inc. She was General Manager for Flickr from 2004 - 2009 and helped the product grow from 37,000 users to over 60 million.Simon Batis...
03:42 am GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch OK Go's Damian Kulash Explains Why His Band Built Its Own Mobile Game
OK Go (the band behind hit music videos like "This Too Shall Pass" and "Here It Goes Again") launched its very own game for iOS and Android earlier this month.Titled Say The Same Thing, you play the g...
02:28 am GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Producteev's Social Task Manager Now Free And Enterprise-Ready As It Preps For Full Jive Integration Later This Year
In November, Jive Software acquired Israeli-American cloud-based, collaborative task manager, Producteev, to boost its social business platform. Going forward, as Alex wrote at the time, Salesforce.co...
02:15 am GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch New Xbox Fails To Woo Investors As Microsoft Stock Dips And Sony Shoots Up 9%
Wall Street apparently wanted something more revolutionary out of the Xbox One that launched today, as Microsoft's stock is down 0.66%. In turn, investors pushed Sony shares up 9% as they expect its n...
02:15 am GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch New Xbox Fails To Excite Investors As Microsoft, AMD Stocks Stays Flat While Sony Shoots Up 9%
Wall Street apparently wanted something more revolutionary out of the Xbox One that launched today, as Microsoft's stock is down 0.66 percent. In turn, investors on news of a potential spin off, pushe...
01:35 am GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch PopExpert Online Video Education Marketplace Raises $2M In Seed Funding From Learn Capital And Others
As edtech startups continue to challenge the current state of higher education, and various niche startups focus on educating people through digital means, yet another company is getting a boost when ...
01:32 am GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch TC Cribs: Inside Fab's NYC Headquarters, Where High Fashion And Hot Design Become Fun
Welcome to a brand new episode of Cribs, the TechCrunch TV series that goes straight into the heart of the action at the tech industry's hottest companies to show what it's really like for the people ...
12:51 am GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Ditto Turns To Indiegogo For Help Battling Patent Lawsuits (Including One From 1-800-Contacts)
Ditto, a startup that helps users virtually try on different pairs of eyeglasses, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help fight a big threat the company says it's being sued by 1-800-CONTACTS and ...
12:31 am GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Laptop Week Review: The 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display
If I could only have one MacBook (which is usually the case for your average laptop-buyer), this is the one I'd pick, without hesitation. Fewer issues than its 15-inch cousin, which pioneered the Reti...
12:03 am GMT - Wed, May 22, 2013
Techcrunch Xbox One Makes The Console Gaming Experience Less Lonely
Gaming has evolved from single-player to head-to-head to massively multiplayer, but also retreated from public arcades to isolated homes. Today's launch of the Xbox One makes the whole console experie...
10:23 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Sen. Rand Paul Is Mostly Right In Defending Apple's Obligation To Minimize Taxes
"It's absurd for Congress to vilify businesses like Apple for wanting to minimize their tax code just like every other American rightly does," tweeted uber-Libertarian Senator Rand Paul, lashing out a...
10:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Confirms That The Xbox One Will Come With An Incredibly Sensitive New Kinect
The Xbox One was just unveiled at Microsoft's Redmond campus and, true to multiple reports that circulated before the official reveal, the new console will indeed come with a Kinect.And what a Kinect ...
09:41 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch The New Xbox One Live Features Adds Advanced Social Gaming Features That Could Lead To True MMORPG Experiences
While we don't have all of the details on the new Xbox Live features announced at today's XBox One launch, it's clear that Microsoft is going all-in when it comes to social and multiplayer gaming. Fir...
09:41 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch The New Xbox One Live Features Add Advanced Social Gaming Features That Could Lead To True MMORPG Experiences
While we don't have all of the details on the new Xbox Live features announced at today's Xbox One launch, it's clear that Microsoft is going all-in when it comes to social and multiplayer gaming. Fir...
09:39 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Xbox One Instant Switching Turns The Console Into A Voice-Powered Set Top Box With Live TV Integration
Now leading the pack in gaming consoles, Microsoft's future growth lies outside the gaming sphere. We'll surely see tons of games at E3 in a few weeks, but at the big reveal of the Xbox One, the compa...
09:33 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch After Months Of Speculation, Microsoft Officially Reveals Skype For The Xbox One
Microsoft’s Don Mattrick pulled back the curtain on the Xbox One at a live event at the company’s Redmond campus, and it wasn’t long at all before the talk turned to software. One ap...
09:10 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Here's Your New Xbox One: Microsoft's All-In-One Home Entertainment System
Microsoft has revealed its new Xbox, the successor to the Xbox 360. It's a next-generation console, with plenty of power under the hood, but it's also clearly about consolidating your digital entertai...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Watch Microsoft's Xbox Reveal Event Live Right Here, See The Future Of Console Gaming
Microsoft is about to unveil the next Xbox home gaming console, and they're broadcasting the entire event live for all to watch. There will be thrills! Spills! Chills! Maybe some actual hardware, unli...
08:47 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Hotspot Shield Crosses 10M Installations On Android And iOS, Showing Strong Appetite For Mobile VPN
Virtual private networking is a great way to accomplish a number of things, including making sure that your secrets stay your own, protecting against malware attacks, and getting around the geoblockin...
08:38 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Live Blog: Live From The Reveal Of Microsoft's Next-Generation Xbox
It's Xbox day! Almost exactly 8 years after the announcement of the Xbox 360, Microsoft is back with another one.We're live on the ground at Microsoft's Xbox campus in Redmond, where the company is ab...
08:23 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch After Getting Booted From Apple's App Store, Mobile Privacy App Clueful Returns On Android
Clueful, the mobile privacy app Apple booted from its App Store for being too revealing- or possibly because of its own behavior-is staging a comeback. This time around, Clueful’s maker Bitdefen...
08:09 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Tim Cook: We Pay All Of The Taxes We Owe, Every Single Dollar
We are updating this blog during the live congressional testimony of Apple CEO Tim Cook. More details will be added soon.Apple's CEO Tim Cook came out firing during his Congressional grilling, declari...
08:04 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter's Innovator's Patent Agreement Goes Into Action For Pull To Refresh,' Jelly And Lift Will Adopt The Framework
Last year, Twitter announced something it called the Innovator's Patent Agreement (IPA), which would keep patents in the hands of the designers and engineers that came up with the technology behind th...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Meta, The World's First Entry-Level AR Glasses, Hires The Father Of Wearable Computing As Chief Scientist
The Meta1 is a pair of virtual reality goggles that perform some very unique and useful tricks. While they are still in beta stage, the glasses are coupled with a Kinect-like camera to sense objects i...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Postmaster Raises $600K Seed Round To Expand Its Smart Shipping API, Partners With Lone Star Overnight
Postmaster, an Austin-based startup that aims to simplify shipping and parcel tracking through an easy to use REST API, launched earlier this year and today, the company announced that it has raised a...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Personal Profile Page Startup About.me Is Ready To Take Your Money With New Premium Service, Plans For Wefollow Integration
About.me, the online identity platform that spun out from Aol* at the beginning of the year before acquiring the one-time Digg spinout Wefollow, is now lifting the curtains on its plans to generate re...
07:28 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Live Blog: Live From The Reveal Of Microsoft's Next-Generation Xbox
It's Xbox day! Almost exactly 8 years after the announcement of the Xbox 360, Microsoft is back with another one.We're live on the ground at Microsoft's Xbox campus in Redmond, where the company is ab...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Agent, A Smartwatch With A Second Processor For Minimizing Power Consumption And Wireless Charging
Smart watches are all the rage, and judging by the turnout and level of enthusiasm at the recently year one meetup for Pebble Kickstarter backers in San Francisco which I attended last week, there's a...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Hoping To Ride The Crowdfunding Wave, Celery Lets Sellers Accept Pre-Orders, Charge When Products Ready To Ship
Airbrite, a Y Combinator-backed e-commerce startup, is debuting its first product today called Celery(its name a play on the world “sell”). Celery is designed to be a “pre-commerce&#...
06:58 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Brow.si Is An Add-On And Platform That Wants To Put The Engagement Fight Back Into The Mobile Web
Brow.si, a new product from MySiteApp, is launching in open beta today as an add-on for mobile websites that promises to bring a number of features to rival the engagement of native apps. These includ...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch TeamSnap Online Sports Management Platform Acquires Weplay For An Undisclosed Amount
TeamSnap, a company that provides tools for managing sports teams, has today announced that it is acquiring Weplay, a social networking site for athletes, parents and coaches to help facilitate coordi...
05:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch With $15M From Omidyar And 35MPlus Users, Change.org Wants To Prove Socially-Minded Startups Can Attract Big Numbers
Change.org got its start in 2007 as a social network for non-profits. For years, growth was slow for the fledgling social action platform, but, over the last year, that changed dramatically. Change.or...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Burstly Debuts Its Testing-To-Revenue Restructure, Opens SkyRocket Monetization To All
Burstly's grand vision coming out of its TestFlight acquisition is getting full reveal today with the announcement of the company's new corporate structure, which rebrands Burstly's monetization tools...
05:28 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Sprint Ups Its Offer For Outstanding Clearwire Shares To Around $2.5B
More developments in the Sprint acquisition foodchain saga. As expected, Sprint is upping its offer for outstanding Clearwire shares to $3.40 per share, working out to an offer of about $2.5 billion. ...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch 3 Mindbending Ways Apple Dodged $13.8B In Taxes
Kudos to Apple's finance lawyers, who are the Cirque Du Soleil of legal contortionism. On the eve of live testimony from CEO Tim Cook, CFO Peter Oppenheimer and Phillip Bullock, head of Apple's tax op...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch New U.K. Edtech Entity To Spend Up To $77M Acquiring European E-Learning Firms Over Next 18 Months To Build Regional Giant
Expect a swathe of consolidation in the European e-learning sector in the coming months. Edxus Group, a new London-based corporate operating edtech company, is planning to plough in 50-60 million ($64...
04:08 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Brightpearl Raises $8 Million Series B For Its Cloud Software To Help Retailers Manage Sales Across Multiple Channels
In what is effectively a follow-on round, Brightpearl, the cloud software provider for multichannel retailers, has raised $8 million in Series B funding from previous backers Eden Ventures and Notion ...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Unity Game Engine Goes Free For iOS And Android Developers
The barrier to entry for the Unity game rendering engine for developers on iOS and Android has gotten lower, as use of Unity tech is now free on both mobile platforms. Unity CEO David Helgason announc...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Unity Game Engine Goes Free For iOS, Android And BlackBerry 10 Developers
The barrier to entry for the Unity game rendering engine for developers on iOS and Android has gotten lower, as use of Unity tech is now free on both mobile platforms. Unity CEO David Helgason announc...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch With A Media-Rich Platform To Stand Out From The Messaging Pack, MessageMe Hits 5M Users In 2.5 Months [Interview]
Last week we reported that MessageMe, one of the latest messaging apps to hit the smartphone market, had picked up a $10 million Series A round of funding, and today, the company is officially confirm...
03:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch ConsultingMD Lands $10M From Venrock To Bring Speedy Referrals And Second Opinions Online
When it comes to diagnoses and the possibility of undergoing serious medical procedures, we want second opinions (and trustworthy referrals) whenever we can get them. So, in light of the fact that 30 ...
03:08 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Can We Say Crowdfunding Bubble? U.K. Charity Launches Directory To Help Navigate Nation's 30Plus Local Platforms
How many crowdfunding platforms is evidence of a crowdfunding bubble? Well, when an organisation feels the need to launch a directory to list and detail all of the options in a single market it's perh...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Science-Backed Ecommerce Recommendation Startup Uncovet Raises $1.3M
Uncovet, a startup that wants to be the recommendation engine for indie designer clothing and accessories, has raised $1.3 million from Javelin Venture Partners, Siemer Ventures, and L.A. angel invest...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Newspaper Companies Invest Another $9M In Local Deal Startup Wanderful Media
Wanderful Media has raised another $9 million from the long list of media companies that were already backing the startup and its local deal service Find&Save.The announcement comes after the rela...
12:48 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Opera's WebKit-Based Android Browser Exits Beta To Battle Apps For Users' Attention
Browser maker Opera's first WebKit browser has exited beta. The full launch for the browser previously code-named Ice adds a few addition minor updates to the meaty feature-set demoed at the Mobile Wo...
12:10 pm GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Scopely Boosts New Zealand Studio Rocket Jump's Mini Golf Matchup To Over 10M Downloads In A Month
Game developer Rocket Jump had already proved its mettle with the hit Major Mayhem. But the company's location in Wellington, New Zealand meant its team often felt isolated from the resources they nee...
08:39 am GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch MavenSay Enjoying Sudden Popularity In Social Media-Hungry Indonesia
MavenSay, a social recommendation app, just got a surge of unplanned downloads coming from Indonesia, and its founders are moving quickly to include Southeast Asia in its expansion plans, as a result....
08:01 am GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Real-Time Parking Startup ParkMe Launches An Android App
Real-time parking startup ParkMe wants to help find you parking -- in real-time. The company, which originally started out on the Web, has been making a big push behind mobile apps, which is really sm...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Aiming To Dominate Mobile Ad Attribution, HasOffers Raises $9.4M Round Led By Accel
HasOffers, a startup that helps mobile app developers see which ad efforts are actually paying off, is announcing that it has raised a $9.4 million round of funding led by Accel Partners.The company w...
05:36 am GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Google Checkout Nixed In Favor of Google Wallet
Google Checkout is being sunsetted as the company focuses on shaping Google Wallet into a viable PayPal rival. Google Commerce announced today that Google Checkouts will be retired on November 20. ...
05:11 am GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Founders Fund Backs Its First Food Tech Startup, Hampton Creek Foods, With A $1M Investment
Founders Fund, the firm founded by Peter Thiel and other PayPal executives, famously declared that it wants to back companies with big, ambitious visions (not just dinky web startups). And that descri...
04:31 am GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch BeatDeck's Free Analytics Show Musicians Who Their Fans Are
Does my music do better on Facebook or Twitter? Where should my next tour be? Is my new song too repetitive? Musicians can get free answers to these questions and more from BeatDeck, a Y Combinator an...
04:09 am GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch With Site Ai, Automated Insights Provides A Cliffs Notes Version Of Your Web Analytics
Automated Insights, a startup that translates raw data into plain English, is launching a new product that could make analytics data a lot more accessible. The new product, called Site Ai, pulls data ...
02:49 am GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Drops Flickr Pro To Compete With Facebook, Still Offers Two Paid Tiers For Ad Haters And Power Users
The bookend to Yahoo's Big News Day -- a major refresh of its photo sharing site Flickr -- will see the company drop is Flickr Pro pricing tiers as part of a bid to compete better with Facebook/Instag...
02:02 am GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo's Unwatchable Live Stream Proves Its Next Acquisition Should Be A Proper Video Platform
It's easy to forget that Yahoo has had a long on-again-off-again love affair with online video. But you might not remember that, because other online video platforms long ago left Yahoo in the proverb...
01:43 am GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Flickr Announces One Free Terabyte Of Storage Space Per User, Officially Beating Everyone
Yahoo’s Flickr photo-sharing service is now offering one full terabyte for users, enough storage space to hold whole swathes of the world’s photos. The service is offering this benefit in ...
01:26 am GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Flickr Gets A Huge Revamp With Hi-Res Image-Filled UI, New Android App, And 1TB Of Free Storage
The new Flickr is live. Smack-dab in the middle of Yahoo-Tumblr aqcuisition day, Yahoo is holding a major press event here in NYC. But announcements coming out of this event aren't related to Tumblr a...
01:20 am GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Dell Kills Project To Build Out Public Cloud, Sends Layoff Notices
Dell has decided not to build out its public cloud and will instead rely on partners such as Joyent to provide infrastructure services. A source close to the matter said layoff notices at the company ...
01:17 am GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Sets Up Shop In Times Square For Its 500 New York Employees (But Not The Tumblr Team)
Today has been quite a roller coaster ride for Yahoo -- the company put days of reports and rumors to rest this morning when it confirmed that it would acquire the social blogging platform Tumblr for ...
01:01 am GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Inside Microsoft's Geek 2 Chic' Fashion Show, Where Tech Types Strike A Pose For Charity [TCTV]
The tech-dominated San Francisco Bay Area isn't exactly known as a hub for high fashion -- Facebook's new James Perse staff hoodies are about as fancy as things get around here -- and fashion shows ar...
12:09 am GMT - Tue, May 21, 2013
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Mayfield Fund's Navin Chaddha
This week on TechCrunch TV's Ask A VC show, we have Mayfield Fund Managing Director Navin Chaddha in the studio. As you may remember, you can submit questions for our guests either in the comments or ...
11:35 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch AngelPad-Backed DroneDeploy Wants To Help You Manage Your Legion Of Drones
The valley has a bit of a thing for drones lately have you noticed? Airware, which builds brains for commercial unmanned aircrafts, just raised $10.7M. Longtime Wired Magazine editor Chris Anderson l...
11:13 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Square Cash Will Let You Send Money To Your Friends By Email
Square's not just for businesses apparently, as an invite-only page for a product called "Square Cash" has popped up. Not many details are known about it, but we've reached out to the company for comm...
10:56 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Laptop Week Review: The Dell XPS 13 Developers Edition With Ubuntu
Dude, you got a Linux-powered Dell! In all the years I've reviewed laptops I've never been as pleasantly surprised by an Ultrabook as I was with the Dell XPS 13 Developers Edition. This ultrathin, ult...
10:56 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Welcome To Laptop Week
Laptops are the new desktops. While you can buy a solid tower PC for about $500, this price represents how little manufacturers care about the desktop world. Barring a few huge gaming rigs, laptops ar...
10:51 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Last Call For Pitch Applications To The Austin Meetup Plus Pitch-Off. Also, Get Tickets Here!
10 days, people! TechCrunch invades Austin in just ten days from now, with our legendary Meetup + Pitch-off series. The magic started in New York this year, with a hugely successful pitch-off, an amaz...
10:25 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch AT&T Will Begin Enabling Pre-Loaded Video Chat Apps, Like Hangouts, For Those On Any Data Plan Later This Year
As AT&T comes under the gun for blocking Google's new video chat app Hangouts on its cellular network, the company is today hoping to put a better spin on the news by offering a new statement deta...
10:09 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Google+ Gets A Refresh For Android To Mirror Its 41 Update Extravaganza From I/O, Adds New Location Section
Today, Googleupdated its Google+ app for Android to get up to speed with all of the changes announced during last week's I/O Developers conference. In all, there were 41 new updates, including a new s...
09:48 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On Peter Hirshberg: Why Smart Entrepreneurs Should Care About Smart Cities
Last week, representatives of many of the world's leading cities - including London, Boston, Mexico City, Barcelona and Christchurch - came to San Francisco to learn from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs ...
09:19 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Tumblr Updates iOS App With New Path-Like Interface
Tumblr is still shipping.Despite all the noise surrounding the Yahoo-Tumblr acquisition, the company has just pushed out an update to its iOS application introducing a new user interface that now incl...
09:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Study: Free Computers Don't Close The Rich-Poor Education Gap
According to a new study, we really don't have to worry too much about the nearly 1 in 4 children without access to FarmVille at home."Our results indicate that computer ownership alone is unlikely to...
08:51 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Studios Picks Up Alpha House Comedy Series Starring John Goodman, Gives Zombieland The Axe
In the wake of releasing eight comedy series pilots into the wild last month, Amazon is starting to make decisions concerning which pilots will be purchased for development and which will get the axe....
08:26 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Tumblr's Adult Fare Accounts For 11.4% Of Site's Top 200K Domains, Adult Sites Are Leading Category Of Referrals
How much of Tumblr is porn, and what is Yahoo going to do about it? On the latter, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer spoke to its plans for addressing content that is not “brand safe” earlier this m...
08:22 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Zappos Rolls Out iOS App Update As It Ponders The Future Of The Mobile Shopping Experience
Las Vegas-based apparel retailer Zappos rolled out an update to its iOS app today that saw the company fold some neat new features into the mix. Strictly speaking though , it's no drastic overhaul -- ...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Dijit Brings Its Personalized Social TV App To PCs With The Launch Of NextGuide Web
If the last few years have all been about building compelling mobile-first or mobile-only experiences, the latest trend seems to be bringing those experiences back to the web. (Just look at Instagram!...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch E-Commerce Startup Monogram Launches A Publishing Platform For Shoppable Fashion Magazines
Last fall, fashion commerce startup Monogram launched an iPad app that was aiming to be kind of like a mobile, shoppable magazine for those hip to fashion. It had all the makings of a great mobile com...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Siri Competitor Maluuba Brings Sports Results And TV Schedules To Its Android And Windows Phone Apps
Maluuba, the Waterloo, Canada-based Siri competitor and TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Battlefield finalist, today announced that it has added two new features to its voice-powered personal assistant app ...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Minbox Is YouSendIt On Speed
Mac app Minbox launches to the public today, attempting to differentiate itself from competitors through speed and ease of use. The app allows Mac users to send files directly from their desktops -- e...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Emaze Raises $800K For The Presentation Sweet Spot Between PowerPoint And Prezi
Microsoft PowerPoint facilitates presentation design with zero constraints. And startups like Prezi provide well-designed templates and other features to help you communicate what matters. Now an Isra...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo: Expect Ads On Tumblr To Ramp Up Significantly In 2014
After announcing its deal to acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion, mostly in cash, Yahoo today started to lay out some of the details for how it intends to make use of the property while trying to stick to...
06:27 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Neverware Raises $1M To Keep Schools' Computers Quick Like Lightning
There is no sadder moment than the one where you realize it’s time to upgrade your computer. The load times are too slow, the battery no longer holds a charge, and it’s just too damn heavy...
06:20 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Jolla's Software Chief Says Co-Creation Is What Makes The MeeGo Startup's Phone Hardware So Special
Jolla has finally taken the wraps off the smartphone hardware that will be paired with its "unlike" Sailfish UI. Being a startup is challenging enough in any business sector but Jolla is seeking to co...
06:11 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Seamless And GrubHub Confirm Merger, GrubHub Co-Founder Maloney To Helm New Company
Today is turning out to be quite a memorable Monday -- hot on the heels of Yahoo's Tumblr acquisition announcement, online food ordering services GrubHub and Seamless have officially confirmed that th...
05:53 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Sprint Acquires KC-Based Handmark For Its Mobile App Development And Advertising Shop, OneLouder
Sprint has decided to get deeper into the social and mobile space, announcing today that it has acquired Handmark and its subsidiary OneLouder. The acquisition is meant to beef up its Pinsight Media+ ...
05:53 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Tumblr's Loss Is WordPress' Gain As Thousands Of Users Jump Ship Before Yahoo Takes Over
Yahoo is officially buying Tumblr for a lot of cash. This move makes a few people very happy and very rich. But Tumblr's users, you know, the main reason Yahoo is buying the site, are seemingly very u...
05:47 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Sensopia Raises $1.2 Million Series A For Magical Floor Plan Capturing Application, MagicPlan
Sensopia, a company which actually uncovered a practical application for augmented reality, has raised a $1.2 million Series A round for its floor plan capturing application called “MagicPlan.&#...
04:18 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch It's Official: Yahoo Is Buying Tumblr For $1.1B, Vows To Keep It Independent
Yahoo has now officially confirmed that it is buying blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion mostly in cash, confirming speculation that started last week. It says it will keep it as an independent ...
03:55 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Payment Startup Payvia Buys Mogreet To Add Messaging-Based Marketing To Its Payment Platform
Some more consolidation afoot in the worlds of mobile marketing and mobile payments: Payvia, one of the many startups working in the area of carrier-based mobile billing, is buying Mogreet, a mobile m...
03:49 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Yet Another TechCity Report Confuses Tech Companies With Web Agencies And Consultants
A new report commissioned by research giant GfK claims that the growth of the high density cluster of technology companies in East London (dubbed Tech City by the UK government) is being "stunted" by ...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Alteryx Raises $12M For Data Analytics Platform That Shapes Data Into Apps
Alteryx has raised $12 million for its business intelligence service designed for data analysts to build tools out of their own internal data and that from third parties.The investment comes from SAP ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Startup Adelphic Hires WPP's Michael Collins As CEO
Adelphic is announcing that Michael Collins (pictured), previously global CEO at WPP-owned mobile marketing agency Joule, has joined the mobile ad startup as its new chief executive. The current CEO C...
02:54 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Headcast, A Mobile Broadcast Platform For Celebrities' & Brands' Avatars To Talk To Fans, Launches On iOS, Backed By Stephen Fry
There's no shortage of channels for brands and celebrities to stay in touch with their customers, followers and fans in these socially connected times. Today's addition to the mix is the launch of bro...
02:16 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Bloom.fm Is A Mobile-First Music Streaming Service That's Playing To A Different Tune
It's nice to see a startup trying something different and garnering some promising traction along the way. The UK's Bloom.fm is a mobile-first music streaming service -- it currently exists as an iOS ...
01:34 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Finnish MeeGo Startup Jolla Reveals First Phone, With Customisable Shells, 399 Price-Tag, Coming At Year's End
Jolla, the Finnish MeeGo startup comprised of ex-Nokiansbuilding their own mobile hardware andSailfish OS, has finally taken the wraps off its first handset, revealing what the hardware will look like...
01:34 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Finnish MeeGo Startup Jolla Reveals First Phone: 4.5 Display, Customisable Shells, $513 Price-Tag, Shipping At Year's End
Jolla, the Finnish MeeGo startup comprised of ex-Nokiansbuilding their own mobile hardware andSailfish OS, has finally taken the wraps off its first handset, revealing what the hardware will look like...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch YouLike Is A Dating Site That Thinks The Key To Finding Love Is Hate
YouLike describes itself asan interest-based social network and dating site that takes into account a user'sdislikes, as much as what they do like, when helping to find likeminded people to friend or ...
10:15 am GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Singapore's MediaCorp Invests $40M In Luxury Online Retailer Reebonz
MediaCorp, one of Singapore's two largest media companies, has poured $40 million into Reebonz in a deal that values the designer brand flash-sales site at about $200 million. This is the first time t...
09:27 am GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest Launches Pins With More Info And A New Button For Mobile Apps
Pinterest announced two new features today that will help make the Web site more attractive to potential advertisers. The first is pins embedded with additional information about products, recipes and...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch The New Handmade
Amid grumblings of a “general fatigue” when it comes to software-based startups, a potentially transformative technology called 3D printing is poised to reach critical mass and mainstream ...
05:07 am GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch BrandYourself Upgrades Its Online Reputation Tools With A Full-Service Concierge Feature
BrandYourself is expanding its efforts to take on the big names in the online reputation market (particularly Reputation.com) with the launch of a new version of its service.The company started out as...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch What Sets The Google Cloud Platform Apart From The Rest
There is a misperception about the new Google Cloud Platform that the company put into general availability last week at Google I/O. It's not a brand new platform. It's what Google has used for years....
04:00 am GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Google Glass Year In Review
It’s been a little over a year since Google started teasing something it called “Project Glass.” The futuristic, wearable computer that would change the way that you interact with th...
03:35 am GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Ziff Davis Is Buying NetShelter/InPowered's Display Ad Business
Digital media company and ad sales platform Ziff Davis is expanding its network of properties even further with the purchase of NetShelter's display advertising business, a well-placed source has info...
03:25 am GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Hey, Hardware Hackers! There's A WiFi-Enabled Arduino Now
Lets say you've come up with a brilliant idea for some shiny new piece of hardware. You brush up your coding chops, scratch out a design, and set out to build a prototype.First, you'll need a programm...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Google Believes Web Components Are The Future Of Web Development
While it was missing the skydiving antics of last year’s event, Google’s I/O keynote last week wasn’t short on product launches. In between the splashy updates to Google Maps, Search...
01:01 am GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch An Interview With Dr. Joshua Pearce Of Printers For Peace
Joshua Pearce, PhD, is a researcher at Michigan Tech who rearches open source and low-impact solutions to engineering problems. He is also the founder of the Printers For Peace contest, an effort to b...
12:30 am GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Acrobotics Wants To Kickstart Smarter Cities With Its Smart Citizen Environment Sensors
There's plenty of buzz about the concept of making our cities "smarter" -- that is, loading them up with sensors and data-driven services to improve efficiency and quality of life. Hell, even Google h...
12:01 am GMT - Mon, May 20, 2013
Techcrunch Leaked Memo Shows Barnes & Noble Bringing Web Browser And Email To Simple Touch eReaders In June
An upcoming update will bring a web browser, email and update store app to Barnes & Noble's super affordable Nook Simple Touch line of eReaders, which will begin rolling out June 1 according to a ...
10:31 pm GMT - Sun, May 19, 2013
Techcrunch How Cheap Genetic Testing Complicates Cancer Screening For Us All
Sometimes, more medical information is a bad thing. The influential United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends against most women getting genetic screenings for their susceptibility to br...
10:22 pm GMT - Sun, May 19, 2013
Techcrunch Android's Design Principles And The Calculus Of The Human Pleasure Response
Android UX and interaction design leads Helena Roeber and Rachel Garb gave a talk at Google I/O this year about the Android Design Principles (ADP) they helped create and introduced back in 2012 with ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 19, 2013
Techcrunch Iterations: How Tech Hedge Funds And Investment Banks Make Sense Of Apple's Share Buybacks
Apple has a good deal of cash. And, in the Valley, the startup ecosystem -- for many reasons -- wants to see Apple spend that cash. As their cash pile continued to grow as their stock price and market...
08:26 pm GMT - Sun, May 19, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Board Has Approved A $1.1 Billion Cash Deal For Tumblr, WSJ Reports
The Wall Street Journal is now reporting via Twitter that the rumored $1.1 billion cash acquisition deal for social blogging site Tumblr has been approved by Yahoo's board of directors. The Tumblr acq...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 19, 2013
Techcrunch Finding Patterns In The Tableau IPO
Editor's note:Glenn Solomonis a partner with GGV Capital. Some of his recent investments include Pandora, Successfactors, Isilon, Domo, Square, Zendesk, Quinstreet, and Nimble Storage.Stanford-born an...
06:48 pm GMT - Sun, May 19, 2013
Techcrunch Illinois Library Embraces Crowdfunding To Bring Its Patrons A 3D Printer (And A Giant Hulk Statue)
Retooling the traditional public library for a more technically savvy populace is no small feat, especially when library budgets across the U.S. have been gutted these past few years. That sad state o...
06:40 pm GMT - Sun, May 19, 2013
Techcrunch Former Google Exec Turns Whistleblower On Company's Tax Avoidance Machinations In The UK
Google is under fire in the UK for its tax practices in the country, and a new key witness (who spoke to The Sunday Times) might put them in deeper hot water when he hands over a reported 100,000 emai...
06:29 pm GMT - Sun, May 19, 2013
Techcrunch YouTube Turns Eight As Platform Surpasses More Than 100 Hours Of Video Uploaded Per Minute
YouTube turns eight years old today, reminding each of us in some odd way how young or old we really are. Remember, the company launched back in 2005, the same year that Michael Jackson was found not ...
09:48 am GMT - Sun, May 19, 2013
Techcrunch David Karp's Dilemma
As the Tumblr/Yahoo deal continues to be negotiated by press, and the world gears up for whatever is being announced Monday morning, Tumblr founder David Karp is probably having a very interesting wee...
09:30 am GMT - Sun, May 19, 2013
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: Reading And Writing Through Crowdfunding
Editors note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive.An ancient and once-sacred bond between author and audience, reading and writing have become but two more t...
08:05 am GMT - Sun, May 19, 2013
Techcrunch Mark Suster Talks Founder CEOs, The Acqui-Hire Frenzy, And Much More [TCTV]
Mark Suster of Los Angeles' GRP Partners is known for his unique insights on the tech and digital media worlds, having famously had success on "both sides of the table" as a repeat entrepreneur turned...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, May 19, 2013
Techcrunch Confronting The Reality Of US Broadband Performance
Editor's note: Richard Bennett is a Senior Fellow with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and co-author of ITIFs 2013 report, "The Whole Picture: Where Americas Broadband Networks Re...
06:16 am GMT - Sun, May 19, 2013
Techcrunch The Future Of Mobile-Social Could Spell The End For Social Networks
Editor's note: Keith Teare is the founder of just.me and a partner at Archimedes Labs. He is also the co-founder of TechCrunch. This was a momentous week for those of us who are watching the rapid tra...
03:14 am GMT - Sun, May 19, 2013
Techcrunch Hell No, Tumblr Users Won't Go To Yahoo!
We’ve all by now heard about how Yahoo is trying to get some “cool” with a supposed $1 billion purchase of hip blogging platform Tumblr, but it may be amoot point if Tumblr’s u...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, May 19, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Xbox?
With Xbox 360 having started well but ended in a very confused state, I worry that Microsoft is about to carry over much of its baggage to the new console. Will the company make the same mistake of no...
12:02 am GMT - Sun, May 19, 2013
Techcrunch The Evolution Of Hacker News
The idea of a VC having its own news aggregator was a bit outlandish in 2007. But Y Combinator was in an unusual position in those days anyway. Startup incubators had been a highly visible part of the...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, May 19, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Google I/O Madness And Square's New iPad Hardware For Merchants
It's that time of the week for CrunchWeek, the show where a few of us writers chat up the most interesting stories from the past seven days.Ryan Lawler, Drew Olanoff (clad in his Google Glass), and I ...
11:05 pm GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch I/Overload?
Did Google's conference succeed? It launched dozens of products in its 205 minute keynote, but did the world understand them? I saw some of the smartest journalists in technology struggling to handle ...
10:45 pm GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch How Hike, India's Fast Growing Mobile Messaging App, Is Banking On SMS & Local Diversity To Beat The Big Boys
Its still practically a newborn but Indian mobile messaging app Hike is already channelling almost a billion messages a month between its 5m registered users. Those numbers sound insignificant when yo...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Live from betaday
This Gillmor Gang was recorded live at betaday, the betaworks annual gathering in New York. The Gillmor Gang included John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Douglas Rushkoff, Paul Davison, and Steve Gillmor. ...
08:40 pm GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch Speculation Of A Nexus Q Replacement Swirls After An Unannounced Google Media Streamer Hits The FCC
Google is prepping... something. An announced Google media streamer was recently found in the FCC's testing database. Details are nearly nonexistent as most are held under a confidentiality agreement ...
08:02 pm GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch Why We Aren't Developing For OUYA
Editor's note:Tolga Ozuygur is the co-founder of Overdose Caffeine, an indie game-development company from Turkey that develops cross-platform, real-time multiplayer games.Follow him on Twitter @tolga...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch The Time Has Come For Chrome In The Home
Ive spent the last two weeks wandering around London, Paris, and Istanbul (not Constantinople.) As an experiment, I left my trusty MacBook Pro behind and brought only the $199 Chromebook on which I ty...
02:33 pm GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch Google Faces Another Antitrust Probe As Canadian Agency Prepares Formal Investigation
Google is facing another competition investigation, according to the Financial Post. The Canadian Competition Bureau has informed Mountain View of its plans to launch a formal investigation of its Can...
07:16 am GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch Tumblr May Reject Yahoo's $1.1B Acquisition Offer For Being Too Low
Sources close to to acquisition talks between Yahoo and Tumblr say the blogging platform feels that Yahoo's $1.1 billion offer as "too low" and view it as "only a first offer". Yahoo may have to signi...
05:36 am GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch GrubHub And Seamless In Talks To Merge
Today, thanks to the maturation of the web, digital tech, and smartphones now in seemingly every pocket, startups are finding it easier than ever before to build scalable solutions to finally address ...
05:36 am GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch Online Takeout Giants GrubHub And Seamless In Talks To Merge
Today, thanks to the maturation of the web, digital tech, and smartphones now in seemingly every pocket, startups are finding it easier than ever before to build scalable solutions to finally address ...
05:36 am GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch GrubSeam? Online Takeout Giants GrubHub And Seamless In Talks To Merge
Today, thanks to the maturation of the web, digital tech, and smartphones now in seemingly every pocket, startups are finding it easier than ever before to build scalable solutions to finally address ...
05:36 am GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch Grubless? Online Takeout Giants GrubHub And Seamless In Talks To Merge
Today, thanks to the maturation of the web, digital tech, and smartphones now in seemingly every pocket, startups are finding it easier than ever before to build scalable solutions to finally address ...
05:33 am GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch HTC Pledges To Pump Up One' Production While Samsung's New Flagship Ships Like Crazy
Oh HTC. You've produced one of the finest Android smartphones ever (seriously, just look at all these reviews), but you've faced more than your share of challenges when it came to actually pumping you...
05:14 am GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch Google Now Introduces Mark Up Tools For Select Partners To Flag Flights, Hotel Stays And Reservations In Emails
Google made a relatively quiet announcement today regarding how it's pushing the developer ecosystem forward around Google Now, its intelligent personal assistant for Android devices. The company has ...
04:33 am GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch Uber Prepares For Another Fight With DC Regulators
Just about six months ago, Uber won a big battle with D.C. regulators to have its on-demand car service approved for operation within the nation's capital. But new regulations from the D.C. Taxi Commi...
03:58 am GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga Tells CupidWithFriends To Stop Using With Friends'
Zynga has apparently told the makers of the dating website CupidWithFriends that they need to change the site's name, because it allegedly infringes on Zynga's trademarks.CupidWithFriends was built by...
02:09 am GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch Firefox 23 Lands In Aurora Channel: Kills Blink Element, Introduces Slew Of New Dev Tools
Mozilla today bumped up Firefox Aurora, the pre-beta release channel of the popular browser, to version 23. With this, it is introducing a number of new tools for developers that will now slowly make ...
02:09 am GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch Gmail And The Stock Android Email App Combined Have Over 100M Mobile Users
Google's Vikram Aggarwal, a software engineer working on the Android platform, revealed today that Gmail and Email, the native Android client that still ships on Android devices as well, now has a com...
01:51 am GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Boots Bang With Friends From The App Store
Uh oh.Less than ten days after Bang With Friends made its mobile debut on the iOS App Store, Apple has changed its mind and given it the boot....
01:40 am GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Accel Partners' Rich Wong On Whether You Can Build A Great Tech Company Outside Silicon Valley
This week, we hosted Accel Partners' Rich Wong in the studio for our Ask A VC show.Wong, who has invested in Angry Birds (Rovio), Lookout, Atlassian, MoPub, talked about where he sees the next wave of...
12:43 am GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's Growth Since IPO In 12 Big Numbers
Facebook still hasn't clawed its way back up to its $38 IPO price, but it's made steady progress since going public a year ago. Daily users up 26%, mobile monthly users up 56%, and revenue up 38% are ...
12:30 am GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch Don't Let Your Company's Scale Tip Your Bathroom Scale
Any programmer or blogger knows that when you work on the Internet, on a computer, it's easy to gain weight. Tech office pantries are stocked with Red Bull, candy, chips and even things you wouldn't t...
12:28 am GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: All Google I/O, All The Time
Google's major developer conference, Google I/O, went down this week. Was it a bit of a letdown? Probably. Did cool stuff still come out of the event? Eh? Maybe? We discuss these topics and more this ...
12:24 am GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch Postach.io Turns An Evernote Notebook Into A Blog
One of the more interesting projects to emerge from Evernote’s 2013 Devcup hackathon is called Postach.io, a new blogging platform which turns your Evernote notebook into a Content Management Sy...
12:02 am GMT - Sat, May 18, 2013
Techcrunch Amidst Tumblr Acquisition Rumors, Yahoo To Hold Product Event With Marissa Mayer On Monday
On Monday, it seems that we may get a better sense of what Yahoo plans to build in the wake of its acquisition spree, as CNBC is reporting that the company will be holding a "product-related" news eve...
11:58 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Google+ App For Android Quietly Switched To WebP Image Format A Month And A Half Ago, Saves 50% Bandwidth
About a month and a half ago, Google switched to its own WebP image format in its Google+ Android app, the company revealed at its I/O developer conference in San Francisco today. This,Stephen Konig,a...
11:18 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Google Play In-App Purchase Revenue Growth Jumps 7X In One Year, Subscription Revenue Growing 2X Each Quarter
Google held a session today at I/O 2013 about how to make money on Android, and in the initial few minutes it shared some updated stats around Google Play revenues and how those are progressing. Not s...
11:11 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Behind The Scenes Of The Big Google Maps Redesign And Its Technical Challenges
Google unveiled its completely redesigned Google Maps product on the web at I/O 2013, and at a panel dedicated to the new Maps experience, Maps User Experience Design Lead Jonah Jones and Engineering ...
10:05 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch With $1.5M Led By Winklevoss Capital, BitInstant Aims To Be The Go-To Site To Buy And Sell Bitcoins
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the twin Harvard graduates who famously sparred with Mark Zuckerberg over the founding of Facebook and are now working as tech investors through Winklevoss Capital, are p...
10:02 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Google Introduces Portable Native Client, Makes It Easier For Developers To Add C And CPlusPlus Code To Their Web Apps
Native Client - a technology that allows developers to run native compiled C and C++ code as part of their web apps - has long been a part of Google Chrome. Even though other browser vendors haven't a...
09:06 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Wisconsin Gov. Promises To Use Internet Sales Tax To Lower Income Tax
It sounds like a nice idea, if you don’t own a calculator. The governor of Wisconsin wants to give his residents a tax break, using the revenue from a proposed Internet Sales tax to lower the st...
09:06 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Backupify Is Phasing Out Free Consumer Products; Drops Support For Facebook Personal Profiles, Blogger, Picassa And Flickr
Earlier this week we reported on how Backupify was closing down TweetBackup, a free service to back up your Twitter account that it acquired in 2010; now we have confirmed that, as we'd heard, this is...
08:27 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Social Trip Planning App Tripshare Converts Travel Inspiration To Bookings
Tripshare, an iPad application for travel planning, is joining a crowded space. But its CEO knows a little something about the industry – Bob Dana was the former employee #1 and first CFO of Vir...
07:53 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Now Netflix Is Promoting Arrested Development On Seamless.com
How do you market a hot new TV show without the benefit of commercial space which you can fill with network promos? Just ask Netflix. The company has come up with a number of clever marketing stunts t...
07:46 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Michigan Tech Sponsors A 3D Printers For Peace Contest
Now that Defense Distributed is on the defensive, it's time to think a bit harder about what 3D printing really means. To that end, Michigan Tech is sponsoring a Printers For Peace contest that is enc...
07:06 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Street View Trekker Backpack Co-Creator Talks Unmanned Hikes, Pack Animal Street View
Google impressed a lot of people when it debuted its Grand Canyon Street View imagery in October. The Trekker backpack used to capture that imagery, which is essentially a backpack-mounted version of ...
06:24 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Big Data Visualization Goes Public: Tableau Software Raises $254M As Shares Pop 58%; Fellow Enterprise IPO Hopeful Marketo Raises $85M
The march of the enterprise software IPOs continues, with not one but two companies debuting on New York stock exchanges today. Business intelligence provider Tableau Software, trading as "DATA", is o...
06:24 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Big Data Analytics Specialist Tableau Software Raises $254M In IPO, Shares Pop 58% In Early Trading
One year to the day of the troubled Facebook IPO, the climate for tech IPOs in the public markets is significantly less stormy, especially for companies in the enterprise space. Today, not one but two...
06:24 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Big Data Analytics Specialist Tableau Software Raises $254M In IPO, Shares Pop 58%; Marketo Up 50% To $19.58
One year to the day of the troubled Facebook IPO, the climate for tech IPOs in the public markets is significantly less stormy, especially for companies in the enterprise space. Today, not one but two...
06:24 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Big Data Analytics Specialist Tableau Software Raises $254M In IPO, Shares Pop 58%; Marketo Up 65% To $21.48
One year to the day of the troubled Facebook IPO, the climate for tech IPOs in the public markets is significantly less stormy, especially for companies in the enterprise space. Today, not one but two...
06:24 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Big Data Analytics Specialist Tableau Software Raises $254M In IPO, Shares Close 64% Up; Marketo's First Day Up 78% To $23.10
One year to the day of the troubled Facebook IPO, the climate for tech IPOs in the public markets is significantly less stormy, especially for companies in the enterprise space. Today, not one but two...
05:52 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Vevo Dostpne Po Polsku
Vevo, popularny serwis muzycznych teledyskw, ogosi oficjaln dostpno w Polsce. Usuga, wczeniej niedostpna w tym regionie geograficznym, bdzie zawiera video-clipy najpopularniejszych polskich gwiazd jak...
05:45 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Union: Tech Industry Is Greedy For Wanting To End Hiring Wait Period For Immigrants
The tech industry is, frankly, being greedy. They are going back and asking for changes to language they helped write and blatantly trying to roll back requirements that give high-skilled American wor...
05:45 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Major Union Calls Tech Industry Greedy For Wanting To End Hiring Wait Period For Immigrants
The tech industry is, frankly, being greedy. They are going back and asking for changes to language they helped write and blatantly trying to roll back requirements that give high-skilled American wor...
05:42 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch DODOcase Releases DODOnotes, A Little Notebook For Your iPhone
I like little notebooks. I need a place for my introspective musings. Moleskine notebooks are fine. But now there's DODOnotes, a clever little notebook *slash* iPhone holder that could soon earn a pla...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch NVIDIA's Shield May Be A Tough Sell, But Now You Can Pre-Order It From GameStop And Newegg Anyway
If you were among the select few that signed up for NVIDIA's Shield newsletter then you've been able to pre-order the company's curious handset for a few days now. The remainder of the gaming masses o...
04:04 pm GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Galaxy S4 Will Pass 10M Shipments Next Week Less Than A Month After Launch, Says Samsung
Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, is poised to pass 10 million shipments next week less than a month after the device launched, says co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun, according to the Korea Ti...
10:00 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Wants To Buy Everyone, Tumblr Edition
The first rule of being cool is not telling people you want to be cool. Yahoo is not following this rule, with its M&A team in full pray-and-sprayacquisitionmode post-Marissa Mayer hire, hitting o...
09:17 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Sina Narrows Its 1Q Loss As It Counts On Weibo-Alibaba Deal To Bolster Ad Revenue
Despite rising costs and increasing competition from rivals like Tencent, Chinese Internet giant Sina narrowed its first-quarter net loss to $13.2 million from $13.7 million a year earlier, the compan...
06:17 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Life-Tracking App Expereal Is Your Personal Weapon Against Cognitive Biases
Emotions play tricks on our memories, making our recollections of events much happier or heart-wrenching than they actually were. Smartphone app Expereal seeks to cut through those cognitive traps by ...
05:19 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch MessageMe Raises A $10M Series A Led By Greylock As It Gears Up For Money And Premium Services In Its Rich Messaging App
MessageMe -- a messaging app that launched in March with a little Facebookcontroversythrown in -- has raised another $10 million, according to an SEC filing earlier today. The Series A round was led b...
04:57 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Experience A Google Maps Free Fall With Instrument's Maps Dive At Google I/O
One of the most interesting product demos on display at Google I/O this year was a virtual sky diving simulation build using eight separate computers running Chrome, along with a Kinect-like motion se...
04:33 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch CrowdOptic Raises Another $1M To Build Experiences Based On Where Your Phone Is Pointing
CrowdOptic, a startup with technology for identifying where people are pointing their smartphone cameras, has raised another $1 million in funding.When I've spoken to the team in the past, they've emp...
04:27 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch NVIDIA's Shield Mobile Gaming System Feels Like The Way Android Games Should Be Played
NVIDIA brought its new Shield handheld gaming system to Google I/O this year, and was showing off a near production device. The Shield made its debut at CES this year, surprising most since it's a con...
04:18 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Tableau Software To Open Trading On The NYSE At $31 Per Share With Market Symbol DATA
Data visualization software company Tableau Software, going by the symbol "DATA," will start trading tomorrow on the New York Stock Exchange at $31 per share, up from earlier today when the company sa...
03:50 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch For Real, Ex-Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Is Releasing An Album Of Motivational Music
Andrew Mason must be some kind of spirit animal of optimism. We assumed he was kidding when today he wrote toda he had recorded "a seven song album of motivational business music", we assumed he was j...
02:52 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Why CrunchGov Is Endorsing Eric Garcetti For Mayor Of LA
“Los Angeles is an underachieving city,” wrote the Los Angeles Times in its 2013 mayoral endorsement.”The candidate with the most potential to rise to the occasion and lead Los Angel...
02:45 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Google Has Now Invited All 2,000 People Who Signed Up At Last Year's I/O To Pick Up Glass
Today, Steve Lee of the Google X and Glass Team, announced that as of last week, all 2,000 developers who joined up for the Glass Explorer program at last year’s I/O conference have now been inv...
02:45 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Google Says All 2,000 Glass Explorers Have Been Invited To Pick Up Their Device
Today, Steve Lee of the Google X and Glass Team, announced that as of last week, all 2,000 developers who signed up for the Glass Explorer program at last year's I/O conference have now been invited t...
02:43 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Now With More Than 1.5B Page Views A Month, Secret Sharing App Whisper Launches On Android
Secret sharing app Whisper has seen tremendous growth since launching last fall. But until recently, its only been available on iOS. With a launch on Androids Google Play store this week, Whisper is g...
02:31 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Leap Motion Talks New Beta, We Go Hands On With Motion-Controlled Google Earth
Leap Motion was showing off its still unreleased gesture motion controller for computers at Google I/O 2013. The demo unit allowed you to use the controller to navigate Google Earth, and the functiona...
02:15 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch How Google Took Street View For A Dive
Google's underwater Street View launched last September, but Google's Ocean program actually started six years ago when one of the founders of Keyhole (which, after being acquired by Google, later bec...
02:02 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Here Are The Commands You Need To Gain Root Access To Your Google Glass
There has been a lot of talk about rooting your Glass device, or if it’s even possible. Well, it is. During a Hacking Google Glass session today, the team shared the steps to go through to gain ...
01:23 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator Adds Four Part-Time Partners, Including Groupon's Andrew Mason (Who's Also Starting A New Company)
Y Combinator's Paul Graham revealed a bunch of personnel news in a just-published blog post.Let's see if I've got everything: The incubator has added one full-time partner (Wufoo's Kevin Hale) and fou...
01:17 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Jen Lamere, The 18-Year-Old Developer Trying To Save Us From TV Spoilers On Twitter, Scores An Internship There
Participating in hackathons is nothing new in certain parts of the world, especially Silicon Valley. Once in a blue moon, a small team of people creates something exciting that generates buzz, potenti...
01:08 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Launches Nerdy Library Of Its Research Papers
If subjects like "XORing Elephants: Novel Erasure Codes for Big Data" get you all worked up, you'll dig the new "Research Publications At Facebook" site, which collects scientific papers written by Fa...
01:08 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Check Out Facebook's Nerdy Library Of Its Research Papers
If subjects like "XORing Elephants: Novel Erasure Codes for Big Data" get you all worked up, you'll dig the "Research Publications At Facebook" site, which collects scientific papers written by Facebo...
12:54 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch PSA: The Original Karateka Is Now Available For iOS And Android
I remember waking up 6am, going downstairs, and firing up my Atari 800XL. The disk labeled Karateka inserted, the drive would grunt a few dozen times and the screen would flash. Suddenly, with barely ...
12:52 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Here's A Weekend Project For First-Time Tinkerers: Turn Your Converse Into A DIY Light Show
The weekend isn't upon us just yet, but here's a little project to tuck away for when the Sunday doldrums set in -- the New York-based tinkerers/part suppliers at Adafruit Industries have worked up a ...
12:22 am GMT - Fri, May 17, 2013
Techcrunch Hurry! The Austin TC Meetup Plus Pitch-Off Is Selling Out Quick
Austin, I wish I knew how to quit you. It's only been a few months since TC ventured down south to check out SXSW, but it wasn't enough. We're returning on May 30 with the legendary TC Meetup + Pitch-...
11:52 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch How An Ex-Googler Built Facebook For Glass
Google and Facebook working together? They're actually friends, in no small part to Erick Tseng. He's the former Android leader whose now Facebook's head of mobile, and today launched the official Fac...
11:11 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Paul Davidson, John Borthwick, Douglas Rushkoff, and Steve Gillmor. Recording for today has concluded....
11:08 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch eBay Updates iOS Apps With Revamped UI, Drivers License Scanning For Sign-Ups, And A Whole Lot More
eBay has just updated its mobile app with a whole host of new features and a revamped look. To start, the refreshed UI makes it clear that eBay wants a more heavy-duty offering for its mobile users. Y...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch In The Studio, VMware's Parth Shah Helps Explain The World Of Enterprise IT
This is the final episode of my show on TCTV, "In The Studio." The final guest is a good friend, Parth Shah (no relation), an engineer with VMware, and before that, at Yahoo! Parth combines the precis...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 05.16.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Paul Davidson, John Borthwick, Douglas Rushkoff, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live from New York City BetaDay conference 11am Pacific/2pm EST....
09:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr And Evernote Apps Coming To Google Glass Today
Google announced a number of new partner apps today on stage at Google I/O during the "Developing for Glass" session. Facebook and Twitter were the highlights of the list, which also included Evernote...
09:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, CNN And Evernote Apps Coming To Google Glass Today
Google announced a number of new partner apps today on stage at Google I/O during the "Developing for Glass" session. Facebook and Twitter were the highlights of the list, which also included Evernote...
09:31 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Announces Native Glass Developer Kit, Will Be Able To Do More Than The Mirror API
Google held a session today hosted by Timothy Jordan, developer advocate on Project Glass on how to develop for the gadget, and while most of it focused on what developers can do right now with the av...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch FixYa's New FixBoard Allows Companies To Track Customer Support Trends
FixYa, a Q&A site where consumers can seek advice from product experts, is launching a new feature today called the FixBoard, which should make the site more useful to big consumer brands.As the n...
09:07 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Partners With Twitter To Further Personalize Homepage Newsfeed
Yahoo and Twitter have partnered to bring tweets directly intoYahoo homepage's newsfeed on web and mobile, the company announced this morning. The move follows the February relaunch of the front page....
08:10 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google's New Hangouts Chat And Messaging App To Incorporate SMS Soon
Google revealed Hangouts, its unified text, video and multimedia messaging platform yesterday during its epic three hour I/O keynote, but while the platform pulls in Google Talk, Google+ and other sou...
08:07 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Announces Rebuilt AdMob Developer Tools With Smarter App Promotion, Local Currency Support
Mobile app developers using Google's AdMob ad network will start seeing a new version that has been rebuilt "in a ground up sort of way," according to Jonathan Alferness, director of product managemen...
08:04 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Luvocracy Raises $11M From Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures And Others To Master Ecommerce And Social Recommendations
Luvocracy, a recently launched, Pinterest-like social marketplace where people can buy products recommended by friends and other tastemakers, has raised $11 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins, Go...
07:48 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Has Already Removed 8.8M Lines Of WebKit Code From Blink
Google's decision to fork WebKit and launch its own Blink rendering engine came as a surprise when the company made the announcement just over a month ago. Yesterday, at the Google I/O developer confe...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Bloglovin Redesigns Its Fashion-Focused Blog Reader To Highlight Popular Content, Social Features
Bloglovin, a site where readers can follow blogs about fashion and other lifestyle topics, is getting what CEO and co-founder Mattias Swenson said is its first major redesign.Until now, Swenson said B...
07:19 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Biz Stone's New Startup Jelly Raises Series A From Spark Capital, SV Angel, Square CEO Jack Dorsey, Reid Hoffman, Al Gore, Bono & Others
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone’s new and mysterious startupcalled Jellystill isn’t saying what it’s up to, but it has announced funding. According to details posted to the official com...
07:10 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Telefonica Adds Samsung As A Carrier Billing OEM For Apps, Games, Music And More
Telefonica is today announcing a deal with Samsung that will see it make an even bigger move into the area of carrier billing. Samsung will integrate the carrier's billing backend directly into its ow...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Pebble Nabs $15M In Funding, Outs PebbleKit SDK And Pebble Sports API To Spur Smartwatch App Development
Get ready for a whole lot more Pebble. The smartwatch company just announced several software enhancements for the Pebble and a $15M Series A led by Charles River Ventures. Pebble is not going to sit ...
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Wallet Rolls Out To More Devices Nope, Still No Love For Verizon, AT&T Or T-Mobile Owners
Google sadly scrapped its plans to introduce a plastic “universal” credit card that works at point-of-sale as a way to use its Google Wallet service out in the real world, but the company ...
06:13 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Feds Seize Assets From Mt. Gox's Dwolla Acount, Accuse It Of Violating Money Transfer Regulations
Bitcoin exchange service Mt. Gox is experiencing some issues with U.S. authorities. The Department of Homeland Security issued a seizure warrant to Dwolla for the money in Mt. Gox’s Dwolla accou...
06:01 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Taps NBCUniversal To Bring Covert Affairs, Grimm, Suits, And More To Prime Instant Video
Amazon has just announced a new content deal with NBCUniversal, bringing a host of new television series to the video streaming platform. Some of those titles include Covert Affairs, Defiance, Grimm, ...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch An Offer You Can't Refuse: Bitcoin Startup BitPay Raises $2M Led By Founders Fund (The VC Run By The PayPal Mafia)
BitPay, the startup with ambitions to become the PayPal of the bitcoin world, is today announcing that it has raised another $2 million. And in what is a kind of poetic justice, the round is led by no...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch With PayPal-Like Ambitions For Bitcoin, BitPay Raises $2M Led By Founders Fund
BitPay, the startup with ambitions to become the PayPal of the bitcoin world, is today announcing that it has raised another $2 million. And in what is a kind of poetic justice, the round is led by no...
05:10 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch BonitaSoft Raises $13M Series C For Its Open Source Business Process Management Solution
BonitaSoft, a provider of an open source business process management (BPM) solution, has raised a $13 million Series C round led by the FSN PME Fund, a French government initiative to invest in techno...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Social Analytics Startup Awe.sm Hires Former CBSi And AOL Exec Fred McIntyre As CEO
Social analytics startup Awe.sm has been growing quickly and getting a lot of interest from brands that want to use its platform for measuring the effectiveness of their social media campaigns. With t...
04:44 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch IDC: Android OEMs Shipped 162M Smartphones In Q1, More Than 4X Apple's Rate; Windows Phone Now In (Distant) Third
IDC today was the latest to publish its numbers on smartphone market shares after the major handset makers released Q1 earnings, and like Gartner, Strategy Analytics and the rest, it underscores the p...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Enterprise Mobility Upstart AirWatch Adds $25M From Accel To Take Its Series A Total To $225M, As It Preps For Acquisitions
AirWatch, the startup that helps businesses manage security and more on employees' mobile devices, is today announcing that it has raised another $25 million, led by Accel with participation also from...
03:29 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Enterprise Mobility, BYOD Startup AirWatch Adds $25M From Accel To Take Its Series A Total To $225M, As It Preps For Acquisitions
AirWatch, the startup that helps businesses manage security and more on employees' mobile devices, is today announcing that it has raised another $25 million, led by Accel with participation also from...
02:37 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Instabeat Is Revolutionary HUD For Swimming Goggles You Can Back On Indiegogo
While the world goes gaga for Google Glass, a small startup has come up with an intriguing new take on a device which can display information before your eyes. Instabeat is head-up display unit which ...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Indie Music Agency Merlin: iTunes Remains Biggest Digital Destination; Spotify And Amazon 2nd And 3rd; Streaming Still Just An Opening Act
On the heels of Google wading into the music streaming waters with its Google Play Music All Access service, with a $10 fee for all-you-can-eat streamed tracks, the indie music agency Merlin has today...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Merlin: iTunes Remains Biggest Digital Destination; Spotify Plus Amazon 2nd And 3rd; Streaming Still Just An Opening Act
On the heels of Google wading into the music streaming waters with its Google Play Music All Access service, with a $10 fee for all-you-can-eat streamed tracks, the indie music agency Merlin has today...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Powering The Facebook Card, Marqeta Raises $14M From Greylock Israel To Recreate The Starbucks Loyalty Card For Merchants
Marqeta, the startup that helps businesses nationwide attain the Starbucks loyalty Card pay-in-advance for your coffee model, is announcing $14 million in new funding from Greylock IL (an affiliate fu...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Enterprise Business Intelligence And Analytics Startup EdgeSpring Raises $11M From Kleiner Perkins
EdgeSpring, an enterprise business intelligence and analytics startup, is emerging from stealth and announcing $11 million in Series A funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Lightspeed ...
11:41 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch The Magic Of Google's APIs and Algorithms, The Bread And Butter Of The Google I/O Keynote
It’s clear that Google had other things it could have talked about on the first day of the I/O conference. Like Google Glass. Instead, the attendees heard more about how Google has developed new...
10:30 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch With Google Play For Education, Google Looks To Challenge Apple's Dominance In The Classroom
Google I/O, the company's sixth annual developer conference, got officially underway in San Francisco on Wednesday, and it was an eventful day. It took the company every minute of its epic three-hour ...
10:12 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch The Constitution and the 3D Printed Plastic Pistol
By now, you have probably heard about the Liberator, a 3D printed plastic gun designed, assembled, and test-fired by Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed. Is it legal?...
09:19 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Unboxing The First Chromebook Pixel Given Away At Google I/O
Sebastian Rodriguez waited in line 90 minutes to be the first person at Google I/O to get the Google Chromebook Pixel, the premium laptop given to all conference attendees today. Rodriguez is a a soft...
04:59 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Three-Hour I/O Keynote Boils Down To These Highlights And One Theme: Foundation
Today’s three-hour-long Google I/O keynote came with plenty of announcements, but the company mostly assured us that it is focused on building frameworks that can benefit developers and consumer...
04:42 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Products Are Just By-Products Of Its Quest For Tomorrow
Google isn't about search, apps, or devices. Those are just vehicles, and there's no destination. That's because Larry Page's Google is on an unending pursuit of the future, not just next quarter's ea...
04:35 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Stock Price Closes At 52-Week High Of $915 On First Day Of Google I/O As Apple Takes Another Drop
Google’s stock price came close to its 52-week high on the first day of Google I/O today, hitting $915 per share at close. In comparison, Apple today dropped 15 points to close at $428 per share...
03:55 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Hands On And Walkthrough With The New, Much More Beautiful Google Maps
Google took the lid off of its new version of Maps at I/O 2013 today, which is a dramatic redesign of the long-standing navigation and place-finding software across all platforms. We got a chance to g...
03:53 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Watch Robots Fight With Lightsabers At Google I/O [TCTV]
Meet the PR2 personal robot from Willow Garage. The human-sized bot can learn to fold clothes and do other activities via voice commands, and it can even get into sword fights. Watch as I challenge th...
03:43 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch See The New Google+ Photos Experience In Action, Making Your Pics Better
Google+ is getting a big update for its photos experience, which is rolling out to users now. Initial impressions show a work flow that makes it easier to tweak pictures quickly and even automatically...
03:33 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch After Being Hit With A Cease And Desist, Car-Sharing Startup RelayRides Suspends Rentals In New York
It's becoming increasingly commonplace for startups in the so-called "sharing economy" to take heat from regulators who seek to hold them to the same business standards as incumbent businesses. The la...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch TC Makers: 3D Printing Wizards At Shapeways Show Us Their Brand New Queens Factory
It's rare to see a company that is so established yet so cutting edge as Shapeways. The company, founded in 2007 as a spin-off of Royal Philips Electronics, began as a one-off 3D printing service that...
03:10 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch The App Store's 50B Downloads Vs. Google Play's 48B: Android Closes The Gap
Apple had a bit of a head start when it came to mobile software sales, since it launched its App Store earlier than the Android Market (which would later become what we call Google Play today). But th...
03:01 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Makes Email More Interactive With Customizable Gmail Action Buttons
Google today announced a small but cool update to Gmail. For emails where the developer has enabled this feature, Google will now show action buttons next to emails in your inbox that let you take act...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Archiving Service TweetBackup Hits The Deadpool As Owner Backupify Focuses More On Enterprise
Time for a back-up plan for your Twitter back-up plan. Backupify -- the cloud-based backup, search and restore provider for online services -- is shutting down its TweetBackup service for Twitter user...
01:16 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Death By A Thousand Cuts? Google Wallet's Plan To Take On PayPal Leverages Chrome, Android, Google+, Gmail & More
Flying under the radar amid a flurry of announcements coming out of the Google I/O developer conference this morning, is the bigger news of how Google is stepping up its efforts to compete with online...
01:04 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Indoor Mapping Startup Meridian Adds Notification Zones To Their Strategy
Indoor mapping software startup Meridian, continues to evolve their product strategy with a recent update to their offering.Called Zones, the companys newest update to their indoor mapping platform a...
12:48 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Maps API Gets A Visual Refresh, Available For Opt-In Today, Coming To Most Sites In August
At its I/O developer conference, Google today announced a new Maps API for mobile developers, updates to Maps for Android and iOS, as well as a completely refreshed Google Maps experience on the deskt...
12:46 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Folds Wallet Support Into Gmail So You Can Send Money As Attachments
Phew. Google just spent the last three hours or so showing off new developer tools, APIs, service overhauls, and the occasional gadget, but not everything the search giant rolled out today got a turn ...
12:45 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Larry Page Wants Earth To Have A Mad Scientist Land
Larry Page thinks we are, as a population, too negative. Especially the tech community.The solution? Amongst other things, Larry wishes the world had some sort of Burning Man-esque place for crazy bui...
12:45 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Larry Page Wants Earth To Have A Mad Scientist Island
Larry Page thinks we are, as a population, too negative. Especially the tech community.The solution? Amongst other things, Larry wishes the world had some sort of Burning Man-esque place for crazy bui...
12:34 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Cloud Platform Opens To General Availability With New Pricing And Data Tools To Compete With AWS
Google announced today at I/O that it made Google Cloud Platform generally available,marking a milestone for the cloud community and the real arrival of a giant to contend with Amazon Web Services (AW...
12:34 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Cloud Platform Opens To General Availability With 3 Million Applications, New Pricing And PHP
Google announced today at I/O that it made Google Cloud Platform generally available,marking a milestone for the cloud community and the real arrival of a giant to contend with Amazon Web Services (AW...
12:26 am GMT - Thu, May 16, 2013
Techcrunch YouTube Sends Cease-And-Desist Letter To Microsoft Over Windows Phone App
Well, that was fast: Just about a week ago, Microsoft released a YouTube app for its Windows Phone 8 platform. And today, YouTube is telling Microsoft remove it, saying that the app violates its terms...
11:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Zivix Announces Wireless iOS Connectivity For The Jamstik MIDI Guitar
When we first met the team from Vivix their wild MIDI guitar, the Jamstik, promised a unique music-making experience thanks to a tether that connected it to a computer or iOS device. In the few short ...
11:45 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch YouTube Expands Live Access To All Partners With 1,000 Subscribers Or More
YouTube’s live offering took a big step forward today, with the announcement that access to the feature will soon be available to a huge number of its partners. While YouTube Live was previously...
11:45 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch YouTube Expands Live Access To All Partners In Good Standing With 1,000 Subscribers Or More
YouTube's live offering took a big step forward today, with the announcement that access to the feature will soon be available to a large number of its partners. While YouTube Live was previously only...
10:48 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Stained Glass Labs Launches As A Wearable Computing Startup Incubator
Wearable computing looks more and more like the inevitable future, so today Stained Glass Labs launches to help entrepreneurs develop apps and businesses around Google Glass and similar devices. The i...
10:45 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google CEO Larry Page Outlines His Philosophy At I/O: We Should Be Building Great Things That Don't Exist
Today, a day after discussing his voice issues, Google CEO Larry Page took the stage at I/O keynote. He skipped last year’s conference and a few earnings calls after it due to those same voice p...
10:45 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google CEO Larry Page Shares His Philosophy At I/O: We Should Be Building Great Things That Don't Exist
Today, a day after discussing his voice issues, Google CEO Larry Page took the stage at the I/O keynote. He skipped last year's conference and a few earnings calls due to those same voice problems, wh...
10:43 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Deep Dive With The New Google Maps For Desktop With Google Earth Integration, It's More Than Just A Utility
Using Google Maps today is great for what it’s supposed to do, get you from point A to point B. But there’s a lot of information that Google collects that you never get a chance to glance ...
10:28 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google Previews Next Version Of Google Maps For Android And iOS, Coming This Summer
At its I/O developer conference today, Google today previewed the next version of Google Maps for mobile. Google’s director of Google Maps Daniel Graf demoed the new version on stage and showed ...
10:15 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google Now Gets New Cards For Reminders, Music, Public Transit, TV, Books And Video Games
Google announced some fresh updates for Google Now today, consisting of six new types of cards that will show up in the automated, intelligent digital assistant feature for Android and iOS. The new ca...
10:13 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google I/O Session Totals Show Deeper Importance Of Google Cloud Platform
We are more than two hours into the Google I/O keynote, the kickoff to a three-day event with 171 sessions. But something is quite different from last year. Google Cloud Platform now represents about ...
10:05 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google Introduces Conversational Search For The Desktop With Hotwording, Prompting It With OK Google
Today, Google announced that its conversational search that is available for its Android and iOS apps would be coming to the desktop within the Chrome browser. Until now, you could search for things u...
10:05 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Knowledge Graph Gets Smarter, Adds Statistics And 4 New Languages
Amit Singhal, Google’s senior VP of search, today announced that Google’s Knowledge Graph will start exposing a number of statistics as graphs on the search results pages today. Google is ...
09:55 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google Unites Gmail And GPlus Chat Into Hangouts Cross-Platform Text And Group Video Messaging App
Today at I/O, Google rebranded "Hangouts" as a new unified, cross-platform messaging system. It lets people text, photo, and group video message across Hangouts' Android and iOS apps, plus its Gmail a...
09:55 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google+ Photos Can Now Automatically Create Animated GIFs, Panoramas, HDR Images And Better Group Shots
Photos have always been at the center of the Google+ experience and at I/O today, Google announce a major update to Google+ Photos that now makes use of the many of the tools the company acquired when...
09:55 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google+ Redesigns Its Stream To Include Multi-Column Google Now-Esque Cards, Auto-Hashtags And More
Google+, the social layer that Google introduced almost two years ago, has evolved quite a bit since its launch. Today, the company announced a complete redesign, taking cues from the mobile experienc...
09:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Bagged 57% Of $12.5B In Smartphone Profits In Q1, Android 43%; Samsung 95% Share Of That, More Than Google
Apple continues to lead both as the single-most profitable smartphone maker, and by default the most profitable platform, taking 57% of $12.5 billion in smartphone operating profits in Q1, according t...
09:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Bagged 57% Of $12.5B In Smartphone Profits In Q1; Android 43% Samsung 95% Share Of That, More Than Google
Apple continues to lead both as the single-most profitable smartphone maker, and by default the most profitable platform, taking 57% of $12.5 billion in smartphone operating profits in Q1, according t...
09:27 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch SideCar Hires eBay Exec Gregory Boutte And Hulu Exec Rob Wong As It Looks To Accelerate Growth
Peer-to-peer ride sharing is one of the hottest -- and most controversial -- markets in the current tech startup world. And one leading player in the space, SideCar, is looking to hit the gas pedal on...
09:02 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Business Intelligence Startup RJMetrics Raises $6.25M From Trinity Ventures For Ecommerce Boom
In the big new world of business intelligence, RJMetrics has found a market helping ecommerce companies easily analyze operations data and make smarter decisions as a result. Big startups have signed ...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google Says Its Chrome Browser Now Has Over 750 Million Monthly Active Users
Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president for Chrome and Android today announced that the company’s Chrome browser now has more than 750 million monthly active users. That’s up f...
08:58 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google To Begin Offering Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 With Stock Android For $649 On June 26
Google is offering a version of the Samsung Galaxy S4, arguably one of the top current Android devices, with Jelly Bean 4.2 unlocked on Google Play beginning June 26, the company revealed at I/O today...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches $9.99 A Month Google Play Music All Access On-Demand Subscription Service
Google just launched an on-demand subscription music service called “Google Play Music All Access”. It features millions of songs you can play instantly. personal recommendations, charts a...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Google Play Music All Access On-Demand $9.99 A Month Subscription Service
Google just launched an on-demand subscription music service at I/O called "Google Play Music All Access". Its web and mobile interfaces feature millions of songs you can play instantly, recommendatio...
08:37 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch TechStars Arrives In Austin, Will Launch First Program In August
TechStars, the popular startup accelerator with locations in Boston, Boulder, New York, Seattle, London, and more, has today announced an expansion to Austin, Texas – a city TechStars founder an...
08:36 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Android Studio And New Features For Developer Console, Including Beta Releases And Staged Rollout
Today, during Google’s I/O developer conference, the company announced a group of tools for app developers, including a new developer suite called Android Studio. It’s an IDE based on Inte...
08:32 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Play Games Services API For Android And iOS For Multiplayer Gaming, Saving Games In The Cloud
At its I/O developer conference, Google just announced its new Play Games Services API, a new API that allows game developers to save game states and sync them between different machines. This service...
08:18 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google: Android Users Have Now Installed Over 48B Apps, Up 2.5x From A Year Ago
At its sixth annual I/O developer conference in San Francisco, Google today announced that Android users have now installed over 48 billion apps. Just in the last two months, users installed 2.5 billi...
08:09 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google Announces It Has Reached 900M Android Activations, Sundar Pichai Calls It Most Popular Mobile OS In The World
Today, Google announced that its Android operating system has reached 900M activations. This is a 500M increase from last year’s announcement. At one point, Google said that it was experiencing ...
07:54 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Live Blog: Live From The Google I/O 2013 Keynote
It's that time again! After an endless series of whispers and all kinds of little leaks, it's time for the much anticipated Google I/O 2013 Keynote.We're live on the scene in San Francisco to bring yo...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google I/O: Watch The Live Video Stream Here
Google’s annual I/O conferencein San Francisco kicks off this morning at 9am PT/noon ET and, as usual, the good folks from Mountain View are making a live video stream of the event available for...
07:26 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Auvik, Started By A Sandvine Co-Founder And An Ex-BlackBerry CTO, Gets $6M To Take Enterprise Network Control To The Cloud
Auvik Networks, a Canadian enterprise networking startup co-founded by repeat entrepreneur Marc Morin (co-founder of now-public Sandvine and of PixStream, sold to Cisco); David Yach, a former CTO of B...
07:16 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Android 4.3 Release Spotted Briefly In Google Search Results
Google seems determined to leak all the exciting Google I/O news ahead of the official event. We've already seen the new Google Maps go live briefly before being pulled down, are hearing reports of a ...
07:04 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Live Blog: Live From The Google I/O 2013 Keynote
It's that time again! After an endless series of whispers and all kinds of little leaks, it's time for the much anticipated Google I/O 2013 Keynote.We're live on the scene in San Francisco to bring yo...
07:04 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy S4 Shipments Top 6 Million In 15 Days
Samsung has confirmed via the Korean website Chosun Ilbo that it has shipped over 6 million units of the Galaxy S4 since its international release on April 26. According to the firm, this is the faste...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Payments Startup ZooZ Debuts In-Ad Payments (Yes, Ad Not App)
Fresh off its $2 million in Series A funding, in-app mobile payments platform ZooZis announcing a new product today: in-ad payments. Yes, that’s right, “ad” not “app.” Th...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Ticketfly Launches Fanbase, An Analytics Tool For Promoters To Identify And Reward Their Biggest Fans
Thanks to a new product from Ticketfly, concert promoters and event venues will now have a tool for identifying and rewarding the customers who attend their events -- and get other people to do so as ...
05:58 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Comparison Engine VERSUS IO Adds Further $2.8M To Its Coffers From Earlybird, Dave McClure, Others
VERSUS IO, the natural language-styled comparison engine backed by Dave McClure (amongst others), has closed a $2.8 million Series A round led by Earlybird Venture Capital. McClure's 500 Startups also...
05:21 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch With Nearly Half Of All Jackthreads Orders Coming Through Mobile, The Company Launches A New iPad App
Jackthreads is a Thrillist company that features clothes and accessories for men. The style is all over the place – goofy t-shirts sit next to nice blazers and jackets – but it’s dec...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch PaidContent Founder Rafat Ali Raises Another $1.1M For Skift, His Site For Travel News And Data
Skift, the travel industry-focused site that was launched in July 2012 by PaidContent founder Rafat Ali and Jason Clampet (who ran previously content and editorial partnerships at Frommers.com), is an...
04:33 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Raspberry Pi Camera Module Now On Sale, $25 To Add An Eye To Pi Hardware Hack Projects
Calling all hardware hackers: the Raspberry Pi camera module has gone on sale online via Pi suppliers including RS Components and Premier Farnell/Element14, providing the eye required for all those co...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Top 10 Engineering College Teams Up With Udacity, AT&T To Offer $6K Master's Degree In Computer Science, Entirely Online
If there was any question as to Sebastian Thrun and Udacity's resolve to re-imagine higher education in a more affordable, accessible virtual classroom -- or their ability to actually make any real he...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Sorenson Media CEO Peter Csathy Tapped To Lead Manatt's Digital Media Group
After more than a decade, digital media businesses are finally starting to come into their own, as advertising and subscription dollars are moving from traditional media online. With that in mind, the...
03:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Airware Raises $10.7M From Andreessen Horowitz To Build Brains For Unmanned Drones
Ready for a sky full of robo-planes?Airware, a company that's building the brains and guts for commercial unmanned drones, is announcing this morning that they've raised a big ol' $10.7M Series A. The...
02:54 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Private Sales Club Privalia Tops Up Its Total Funding To $251M, With $32M From New Investor Sofina, To Drive Latam Growth
Another funding raise for a collaborative consumption startup: Spain-based private sales club Privalia, which sells branded clothes and accessories at discounted prices to members in the five markets ...
12:12 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Singapore's SingTel Wants To Pump Another $1.6B Into Startup Investments
Singapore’s largest telecoms provider, SingTel, plans to set aside $1.6 billion (S$2 billion) over the next three years for startup acquisitions. Like those it has made in recent years, these ar...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Freespee Answers Performance Marketing Network Tradedoubler's Click-To-Call
As online advertising transitions from desktop to mobile, it stands that startups operating in the wider mobile ad ecosystem are well-placed to benefit. To that end, click-to-call startup Freespee is ...
10:24 am GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch China's SeedAsia Opens For Business, Offering Equity Crowdfunding For Startups Across Asia
SeedAsia, an equity crowd-funding site based in China, has just launched. The company is offering stakes in selected early-stage startups to the public. “It’s kind of a hybrid between Kick...
10:24 am GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch China's SeedAsia Opens For Business, An Online Equity Crowdfunding Platform For Startups Across Asia
SeedAsia, an equity crowd-funding site based in China, has just launched. The company is offering stakes in selected early-stage startups to the public. “It’s kind of a hybrid between Kick...
08:42 am GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Hasselhoff Has Germany, Path Has France
As one iswont to do, I was checking the French iOS app store rankings this a.m. just to make sure that my old mainstay app"ameli, l'Assurance Maladie" was still in spot No. 3 when sacrebleu! --Path wa...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Collaaj Launches An Easy Way To Create, Store And Send Video Messages
Collaaj has launched a service designed to make it easy to create videos and send them as messages. The SaaS tool includes an editor that people can use to make the videos, which might be in the form ...
07:04 am GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Tune In At 9 AM Tomorrow For Our Live Coverage Of Google I/O 2013
Tomorrow is Day 1 of Google I/O, and you know what that means: it’s keynote time! We’re rolling out to the event in force, and will be bringing you along for the ride with our up-to-the-se...
06:13 am GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Brent Brookler Shows Off Flowboard's iPad Presentation Builder
Flowboard is trying create the best tools for "interactive storytelling" on a tablet. And the best way to illustrate those tools is through a demo, so founder and CEO Brent Brookler stopped by the Tec...
03:58 am GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Reportedly Launching A Music-Streaming Spotify Killer At I/O This Week
Google is ramping up to deliver a streaming music service, which could debut as early as tomorrow at the I/O keynote, sources have told The Verge. The report has since been picked up by other publicat...
03:15 am GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch A Chat With Daniel Guermeur, Founder Of Das Keyboard
I've been enamored with the Das Keyboard since it launched in 2005. These supremely clicky, IBM-style keyboards are some of the most rugged mechanical input devices you can buy. Their Pro model - an a...
01:56 am GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch RocketSpace Launches RocketU Developer Bootcamp With In-Person Classes For N00bs And Ninjas
If you can't program, the future's looking bleaker and bleaker. And if you can, learning to manage other code monkeys could get you promoted. Office-as-a-service provider RocketSpace's new RocketU is ...
01:32 am GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Cydia, The Alternative App Store For Jailbroken Apple Devices, Now Runs On Android
Cydia, a platform commonly thought of as the alternative app store for jailbroken iPhones and iPads, has just today arrived on Android, of all places. Though Android is by its nature more open and cus...
01:32 am GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Cydia Substrate Comes To Android (Cydia Store Next?)
Cydia, a platform commonly thought of as the alternative app store for jailbroken iPhones and iPads, has just today arrived on Androidof all places. Though Android is by its nature more open and custo...
01:08 am GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry May Be Dabbling In Phablets With A 5-Inch Z10 Refresh
BlackBerry's wryly jovial CEO Thorsten Heins spent quite a bit of time talking up the new mid-range Q5 at this morning's BlackBerry Live keynote address, but the folks in Waterloo may be working on a ...
01:03 am GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Accel Partners' Rich Wong
This week on techCrunch TV's Ask A VC show, we have Accel Partners' Rich Wong in the studio. As you may remember, you can submit questions for our guests either in the comments or here and well ask th...
12:40 am GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch IO 2013: One Google, Under Page, With Unification And Usability For All
This is the evening before Google's I/O developer conference and there's already been quite a bit of chatter about what the company will announce and share at the conference. One important thing to no...
12:40 am GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch I/O 2013: One Google, Under Page, With Unification And Usability For All
This is the evening before Google's I/O developer conference and there's already been quite a bit of chatter about what the company will announce and share at the conference. One important thing to no...
12:23 am GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Now Lets You Rate Movies, TV, And Books As It Finishes Rolling Out Timeline App Sections
Facebook is hoping to give developers a better way to get discovered and improve Graph Search. So today it announced it's finished rolling out "Sections" for Timeline that show what apps you use, whic...
12:23 am GMT - Wed, May 15, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Now Lets You Rate Movies, TV, And Books To Turn Graph Search Into A GoodReads For Everything
Facebook is hoping to give developers a better way to get discovered and improve Graph Search. So today it announced it's finished rolling out "Sections" for Timeline that show what apps you use, whic...
11:57 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Update Your Facebook Status And Comment Using Google Glass And Your Voice With ThroughGlass
We wrote about an app for Google Glass that let you share photos to Facebook, but another one has come out that has a way more interesting feature, the ability to create status messages or comment on ...
11:45 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Let's Talk About That 500 Startups Video
By now you've probably seen that 500 Startups Accelerator has a new class of startups, its sixth. And it's got a ton of international folks taking part and that is fucking awesome. You know what's not...
11:25 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia's Smart Devices Chief On Instagram, Android, Phablets & The Continued Lack Of A 41MP PureView Lumia
Nokia has added another device to its burgeoning Lumia portfolio of smartphones today, with the introduction of the Lumia 925: a sleek, PureView-branded handset that will be its first flagship on T-Mo...
11:03 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Loop Makes It Easy To Conduct Real-Time Surveys Via iPad
Loop co-founder and CEO Rajit Marwah argued that "surveys and reviews are everywhere" but they're often ignored or delayed. With his new startup, on the other hand, Marwah said he's giving businesses...
10:37 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Rushmore.fm Wants To Fix The Music Industry, Ex-Virgin Group Online Boss Named As CEO
Rushmore.fm, a new London-based startup founded by Fictive Kin and Betaworks, is de-cloaking somewhat today with what sounds like the rather lofty but noble mission to fix the music industry. Describe...
10:36 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Open Garden Gets Google Glass To Connect To Its Mesh Network, Asks Google To Make It Available To All
Open Garden, the San Francisco-based startup that allows Android, Windows and Mac users to create mesh networks between their devices to share Internet connections, today announced that it has managed...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Urban Storage Startup Boxbee Is Opening For Business In The San Francisco Bay Area
Have a lot of stuff? Don't have a lot of space to store that stuff? Don't know how you'd get yourself organized enough to keep track of it, even if you did have the space? No worries, urban storage st...
10:16 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch @WalmartLabs Acquires Cloud Computing Startup OneOps & Delicious Founder's Tasty Labs
Walmart, via its Silicon Valley innovation lab @WalmartLabs, announced today the acquisition of two startups: cloud computing newcomer OneOps and the software development shop Tasty Labs, from Delicio...
09:48 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Google CEO Larry Page Reveals He's Recovering From Vocal Cord Paralysis, Will Fund Research
In a post on Google+ today, Google CEO Larry Page discussed the voice problems he’s been experiencing for the first time publicly. While it doesn’t sound like Page is experiencing lif...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On How One App Ends The Debate About Global Warming
Finally we have an app that ends the age-old debate about whether or not the earth is getting warmer. The Just Science app has collated all the data from the last two centuries to determine the earth'...
09:36 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch To Ease Small Screen Nesting, Pinterest Mobile Adds Search Suggestions, Mentions, And Notifications
Pinterest works best on the web, with its big images and pinning from other browser tabs. But mobile is the future and Pinterest needs to play catch up there. Today Pinterest mobile added search sugge...
09:16 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Angry Birds Maker Rovio Will Now Publish And Market Select Third-Party Games
Rovio Entertainment, maker of the popular line of “Angry Birds” games, announced today that its expanding its business to include third-party titles, which it will publish, distribute and ...
08:54 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch The Lumia 925, Nokia's New Windows Phone 8 Flagship, Sheds Excess Weight, Wants To Mess Around With Your Photos
Meet the Lumia 925, the latest smartphone flagship in Nokias increasingly populous Windows Phone portfolio. The 925 is clearly Nokias answer to criticisms of its high end devices being too heavy. The...
08:42 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Everyme Co-Founder Oliver Cameron Launches Limelight, A Social App For Finding What To Watch Next
With a new iPhone app called Limelight, Oliver Cameron (best-known as the co-founder of private social network Everyme) aims to answer the question, "What am I going to watch tonight?"The app's basic ...
08:32 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch PayPal's Cash For Registers Tries To Outdo Square And Groupon With Its Own Bid To Rule The Register
Not to be outdone by Square, which today launched Stand to complement its Square register product on iPad tablets, and Groupon, which today widened out and rebranded as Breadcrumb its own mobile point...
08:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch App Maker Kidaptive Debuts Parent's Pad, A New Way To Track A Child's Educational Development On iPad
Parents of preschoolers can finally let go of "iPad guilt" - the term that refers to that terrible feeling you get when you use the iPad as babysitter. Today, a company calledKidaptiveis launching one...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch 500 Startups Accelerator Unleashes Its Sixth Class, A Melting Pot Of Mostly International, Totally Ghetto Fabulous Startups
500 Startups today is announcing the next 28 companies to take part in its Accelerator program, unleashing a largely international class of startups who have come to Mountain View to accelerate their ...
07:55 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Google: 40% Of Android Users Accept Google+ Sign-In's Over-The-Air Install Prompts
Ever since Google launched its new Google+ Sign-In for mobile and the web, the company has been saying that one of the most popular features on the platform is the ability for publishers to direc...
07:42 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Firefox 21 Launches With Social API Support For msnNOW, Mixi And Cliqz, Android App Gets New Fonts, HTML5 Improvements
Mozilla today launched the latest version of its Firefox browser for Mac, Windows and Linux, and the highlight of Firefox 21 is additional support for Mozilla’s Social API. This API allows socia...
07:25 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Windows 8.1 Will Be A Free Update For Windows 8 and Windows RT Users, Public Preview To Launch June 26
Windows Blue will be called Windows 8.1 and will launch as a public preview on June 26, Microsoft revealed today. While the company remains mum about what exactly we can expect from Windows 8.1 (boot ...
07:10 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Square Debuts Its Latest Hardware, Stand, A $299 Card Swiper For iPad Registers
At an event in San Francisco at Blue Bottle Coffee, Square debuted a stand built specifically for the iPad, which turns the device into a card-swiping register. Hardware has always been a part of who ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Study: 57% Of Consumers Worldwide Say They Would Trust Driverless Cars, 46% Would Let Their Kids Ride In Them
Cisco today announced the results of its study into consumer’s thoughts about connected and driverless cars. While a large part of the study focused on the role of technology in the car shopping...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Postable Offers An Alternative To The Handwritten Thank You Card, With Results That May Fool Your Nana
A handwritten note is becoming a lost art in the age of email, Facebook, SMS, and more messaging apps than you can count. But if anything, that rarity has only led to increase its value and perceived ...
06:58 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry To Launch BBM On Android And iOS This Summer
Today at BlackBerry Live, CEO Thorsten Heins announced BBM will soon be available on Android and iOS. The messaging app will launch globally this summer. This is a huge move for BlackBerry as it bring...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch The Pirate3D Buccaneer Printer Will Cost $347, Is Hitting Kickstarter Shortly
Welcome to the world of the sub-$1,000 3D printer. Manufacturer Pirate3D has promised that their Buccaneer printer will cost a mere $347, about $1,700 less than the cheapest extrusion-based printer av...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Video Distribution Platform Brightcove Announces A Streaming Module For Live Events
Thanks to a new module from video distribution platform Brightcove, the company will make it easier for customers to roll out live video streams on a wide variety of devices. The brilliantly named Bri...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Groupon Rebrands Mobile Payments Biz As Breadcrumb, Adds iPad Merchant App And A $5k No-Fee Deal To Bring On New Users
A day after Groupon released (and then pulled) an iPad app with a new mobile payments dashboard for businesses, today the company is taking the wraps off a bigger piece of news around its larger plans...
05:41 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry Is Releasing BB 10.1 Today With HDR Support, Improved Hub, Keyboard Shortcuts
Today at BlackBerry Live, CEO Thorsten Heins announced the availability of BB 10.1 for the Z10. This first major update to BlackBerry’s next-gen mobile platform starts rolling out today and pack...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch ShapeUp Club Pulls In Ex-Spotify And Stardoll Execs To Go Big
ShapeUp Club is a startup out of Stockholm which has been making waves recently with a lot of under-the-radar growth. Originally built back in 2008 as a side project, it's morphed into an interactive ...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry Announces The Q5, A BB10-Powered Qwerty Smartphone Aimed At Emerging Markets
BlackBerry has just announced the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone, the latest BB10 handset to come out of the Waterloo-based firm. Like the Q10, the Q5 has a QWERTY keyboard and comes in a host of colors, in...
05:10 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Aereo Is Coming To Atlanta: June 17 For Pre-Registered Users, June 24 For Everyone Else
Fresh on the heels of announcing new streamlined pricing plans, Aereo is announcing plans to launch its service in Atlanta as part of its move to expand outside of New York and across the country. The...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch NVIDIA's $349 Handheld Shield Gaming System Will Ship In June, Pre-Orders Start Today
Remember NVIDIA's kooky Project SHIELD tablet? The one it unveiled to an unsuspecting public at back CES? Well, it's officially not just a "project" anymore -- it's a full-fledged product, and NVIDIA ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Realmac To Enter The Mobile Photo Fray With Analog For iPhone, Explains Why We Need Yet Another App
Realmac Software is showing off its latest app today, ahead of a launch to come later in the month. The app is called Analog, and is an iPhone version of its desktop quick and easy photo manipulation ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Finnish Startup Rightware Closes $5.2M Series B To Drive Global Growth Of Its Embedded UI Creation Tool Business
Rightware, a Finnish startup that sells embedded user interface software and performance benchmarking tools to car makers and consumer electronics companies needing to build graphical user interfaces ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Outlook.com Users Can Now Chat With Their Google Friends
Here is something you probably didn’t see coming: Outlook.com just enabled chat interoperability with Google Talk. This new feature, which is rolling out worldwide over the next few days, allows...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Finnish User Interface Startup Rightware Raises $5.2M Series B
Rightware, the Finnish startup that develops software to build User Interfaces for embedded devices, such as automobile dashboards, as well as other consumer electronics, has announced that it's close...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch The Melon Headband Launches On Kickstarter To Track Your Brain Waves And Mental Focus
Tracking oneself is all the rage, with devices like the Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up, and Fitbit Flex enabling users to monitor their physical activity over time. But what about tracking your mental conc...
03:57 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch To Test The Bitcoin Waters, Adam Draper's Boost.vc Accelerator Adds Backing From Lightspeed, Beluga Founder & More
As a fourth generation venture investor, Adam Draper was pretty much predestined to work with startups. The son of Tim Draper, the founder of global VC firm Draper Fisher Jurveston, Adam has made it h...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch GraphLab Raises $6.75M For Data Analysis Used In Consumer Recommendation Services
GraphLab, the open-source distributed database, has received $6.75 million from Madrona Venture Group and NEA for its machine learning technology used to analyze data graphs for recommendation engines...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Liberty City Ventures Launches $15 Million Fund To Invest In Bitcoin And Other Digital Currency Startups
New York City-based Liberty City Ventures is announcing its Digital Currency Fund, a $15 million commitment to Bitcoin and other digital currency startups. Early investments by Liberty City Ventures i...
01:38 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch With Oggl From Hipstamatic, Vyclone And More, Nokia Focuses On Camera Features (But Still No Instagram In Sight)
Nokia is going big on the camera features in its new 925 and 928 Lumia devices, continuing on in its PureView legacy first introduced back when it was still making Symbian devices. Within that it is a...
01:10 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Confirms The Flagship Lumia 925 For T-Mobile U.S: 4.5 AMOLED Screen, Metal Edges, Extra Lens & New Camera Software
Fresh from last week’s Verizon Lumia device launch, Nokia has taken the wraps off a new smartphone in its Windows Phone-basedLumia range at an event in London today. The Lumia 925 is its first f...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch As Google IO Approaches, Microsoft Hires A High-Profile Team To Attract Outside Developers
Just before Google I/O, Microsoft is making a big pitch for developers with a high-profile announcement about a new team that will focus on building outside interest in app development on the Azure pl...
11:35 am GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Nearly 75% Of All Smartphones Sold In Q1 Were Android, With Samsung At 30%; Mobile Sales Overall Nearly Flat: Gartner
Gartner has just released its Q1 figures for mobile handset sales, and the key takeaway is that Android continues to steal the show, led by handset maker Samsung. Google's mobile platform now accounts...
11:01 am GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch RelayRides Acquires Wheelz To Boost Inventory And Improve Hardware For Its Peer-To-Peer Car Rentals
There's consolidation afoot in the peer-to-peer car rental space. San Francisco-based RelayRides, which launched about five years ago and is now available nationwide, has gobbled up fledgling competit...
10:49 am GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Cyber Security Startup Lucent Sky's CLEAR Makes Securing Web Sites A Breeze
One of the most nervewracking and tedious parts of developing a Web site is making sure that it is safe from data theft and other security breaches. Taipei-based startup Lucent Sky's mission is to mak...
07:51 am GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Pixel People Hits $700K In Three Months After Distributing With Chillingo
Pixel People, an iOS game, has raked in $700,000 over 2 million downloads in the span of three months, said the game's maker, Lambdamu. The key to their success, according to a company spokesperson, w...
05:58 am GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch MC Frontalot Brings Us Eine Kleine Nerdcore
TechCrunch favorite MC Frontalot and filmmaker Caly Monardo have created a video for "I'll Form The Head," a rap song about a Voltron-esque group of heroes fighting a worm monster in their rhino robot...
04:44 am GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Dots
I'm addicted to Dots. It's betaworks' new game. 389. That's my high score. No power-ups. I'm pretty proud of it. The game consumes my time. I no longer browse reddit during my "private times"; I play ...
04:44 am GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Fundraising Trouble At Kids Clothing Startup Wittlebee Leads Sean Percival To Give Up CEO Role
Co-founder Sean Percival is walking away from his CEO position at the children's subscription clothing startup Wittlebee after it had trouble raising a Series A. Amidst a tough fundraising climate for...
04:30 am GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Our Favorite Startups From China-Based Hardware Accelerator Haxlr8r's Second Demo Day
Today in San Francisco, Haxlr8r had its second demo day, introducing 10 new hardware-based startups which just spent the last two-and-a-half months building hardware in Shenzhen, China. Today's demo d...
04:06 am GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Version 1.1 Of Its Go Programming Language, Promises Noticeable Performance Boost
Google today launched version 1.1 of its open source Go programming language. It’s been more than a year since Google launched version 1.0 of Go. The language, which puts an emphasis on concurre...
04:05 am GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Hacker Andrew Auernheimer Placed In Solitary Confinement For Tweeting From Prison
Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer has been placed in "administrative segregation," prison shorthand for solitary confinement for "investigative purposes." Supporters believe he was locked down and given no In...
03:07 am GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Wednesday Night's Human Matchmakers And Coaches Take Some Of The Work Out Of Online Dating
If existing dating websites aren't working for you (or you're too busy to try them out), you can get help from paid matchmakers and dating coaches on the just-launched service Wednesday Night.Accordin...
03:04 am GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch P2P Currency Exchange TransferWise Raises $6M Led By Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures, With Participation From SV Angel, Others
Here's some encouraging news for the European startup scene, and London in particular. TransferWise, the online currency exchange that uses the crowd to undercut traditional money transfer services, h...
02:39 am GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Q&A Pioneer Formspring Says It's Been Saved' From The Deadpool, Is Now Under New Management
Formspring, the pioneering Q&A site that allowed people to invite other internet users to "ask me anything" anonymously, is apparently back from the brink. In a tweet and a company blog post, Form...
02:37 am GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Akimbo Lands $850K From Rackspace Co-founder & Others To Bring Prepaid Debit Cards Into The Social, Mobile Era
With the proliferation of smartphones, we're now able to use these mobile, mini computers to do just about everything we would do on our desktop while on the go. Yet, in spite of this evolution, mobil...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Kills Social Roulette, The App With A 16 Chance Of Deleting Your Facebook Account
If you want a digital detox, you're going to have to pull the trigger yourself. Social Roulette is an app that would delete one in six users' Facebook account data, but its founder confirms it's been ...
12:59 am GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Google Commemorates The 37th Anniversary Of Atari's Breakout With Image Search Easter Egg
If you're an old-school gaming nerd, then you might remember a little game released by Atari called Breakout. The idea was simple, just hit a ball around and break things. Don't let the ball get past ...
12:29 am GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch 3D Printing Is The Future, But What Kind Of Future?
The crescendo of media reports about the advent of a DIYprintable firearm has caused an understandable uproar. In the wake of so many high-profile, mass-casualty incidents involving firearms -- and a ...
12:25 am GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch LanguageTwin: A New Way For Language Students To Practice What They've Learned
Learning a language is never easy. One thing that's usually missing in the way students learn a new language is the ability to use their new skills while talking to a native speaker. LanguageTwin, a s...
12:21 am GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch The Austin TC Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Go-Town On May 30: Get Tickets Here!
Who's ready to party, ya'll? That's right. It's finally happening. The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off series is officially underway, starting with the beautiful, historical and sometimes rowdy cit...
12:03 am GMT - Tue, May 14, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Acquires Big Data Visualization Startup Lucky Sort, Service To Shutter In Months Ahead
Lucky Sort, a Portland, Oregon-basedstartup behind a visualization and navigation engine called TopicWatch that helped to discover patterns in live data streams, has been acquired by Twitter. Terms of...
11:58 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Google IO 2013: What's On Tap For Nexus Smartphone And Tablet Hardware
Google's big annual developer conference kicks off on Wednesday, and while Android lead Sundar Pichai has downplayed big new announcements at Google I/O this year, we've also seen reports that suggest...
11:56 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Daft Punk Fights Piracy With Convenience, Streams Entire Random Access Memories Album Days Before Release
After weeks of teasing, endless itty-bitty leaks, and about a zillion radio plays of the one track they'd released so far the entireity, the entirety of Daft Punk's new Random Access Memories has just...
11:25 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Myspace For Millionaires ASMALLWORLD Pivots Into A $100-A-Year VIP Travel Club
ASMALLWORLD launched its invite-only social network for the rich and famous in 2004. Today it's becoming even more exclusive and pivoting away from its advertising model, as its relaunching as a subsc...
11:25 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Myspace For Millionaires ASMALLWORLD Pivots Into A $105-A-Year VIP Travel Club
ASMALLWORLD launched its invite-only social network for the rich and famous in 2004. Today it's becoming even more exclusive and pivoting away from its advertising model, as its relaunching as a subsc...
11:20 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch ItsOn's New Zact Service Is Rewriting The Book On Wireless Plans
It seems like every other day an upstart wireless service provided inks a wholesale deal with someone like Sprint or T-Mobile and effectively sells access to those big carrier networks under a differe...
11:09 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Routing Around Apple's Restrictions, AppCertain & Others Bring Enterprise-Level Control To Consumers In The Interest Of Child Safety
In the interest of protecting children, a new iOS application called AppCertain has debuted a monitoring application aimed at parents. The app, whose goal is to alert parents about the nature of the a...
11:06 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch OwnerListens Raises $1.1M To Keep Angry Customers From Running To Yelp
Gone are the simple days of running a small business; gone is the time when a disgruntled customer's voice had a lifespan of a few days.We live in the future now, where reviews live forever. Where a f...
10:56 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch At IO, Google Will Be Tracking Things Like Noise Level And Air Quality With Hundreds Of Arduino-Based Sensors
If you're attending Google I/O this week, you will be a part of an experiment from the Google Cloud Platform Developer Relations team. On its blog today, the team outlined its plan to gather a bunch o...
10:22 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's Longtime Communications Director Larry Yu Departs To Join Upstart PR Firm Pramana
Larry Yu, the public relations executive who has headed up Facebook's corporate communications operation for five years and helped steer the company through the publicity blitz surrounding its IPO, is...
10:12 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Zapier Launches API-Monitoring Service To Catch Issues And Outages
Zapier, a service that automates tasks between online services,has launched a tool that monitors 200 APIs, sometimes catching an outage before the provider does.The new tool monitors the uptime and do...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Intelligent To Do List App Any.DO Raises $3.5 Million, Will Further Expand Into Personal Productivity Space
Q: Why does a to do list application need $3.5 million in funding? A: Because it’s becoming more than a simple to do app. Today,Any.DOone of the more popular to do list applications for web and ...
09:56 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Glympse Launches Its First API To Put Location Sharing Into Any App Or Platform
Glympse has been in the news for its deals with the likes of Ford, Mercedes Benz and BMW/Mini to integrate its location-sharing and tracking technology into in-car systems on connected automobiles. To...
09:56 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Glympse Launches Its First API To Share Location Tracking In Any App Or Platform
Glympse has been in the news for its deals with the likes of Ford, Mercedes Benz and BMW/Mini to integrate its location-sharing and tracking technology into in-car systems on connected automobiles. To...
09:41 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Watch Newt Gingrich's Embarrassingly Hilarious Video On Renaming Cell Phones
Thank you, Newt Gingrich, for this YouTube gem; I think America needed a good laugh. Last week, the former Republican presidential front-runner and moon colony-enthusiast called upon the wisdom of the...
09:41 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch With Email Insights, Silverpop Allows Marketers To Test And Customize Their Emails Based On Device
Silverpop, the marketing tech company that announced $25 million in new funding last month, is announcing a new feature to help customers adapt to all the different ways that people are opening their ...
09:12 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Google Unifies Its Free And Paid Storage Options, Gives You 15GB To Share Between Drive, Gmail And Google+ Photos, 30GB For Apps Users
Up until now, you've had to track your free storage on Google products separately. It was just another thing that Google hadn't brought together to make it easier on users. Today, the company announce...
09:08 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Ohio-Based Entrepreneur's SketchParty TV Shows AirPlay's Gaming Power, But The Tech Needs A Spotlight
Apple's AirPlay streaming media technology has a neat trick up its sleeve for game developers, enabling them to create multi-screen experiences that allow a player to interact with an interface on a p...
08:59 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Bing Improves Its People Search With Autosuggest
Bing recently introduced its updated people search feature and today, Microsoft is adding a few improvements to its people search that will make it even easier to find information about celebrities, p...
08:28 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Online Legal Services Platform Rocket Lawyer Raises $15 Million
Online legal services platform Rocket Lawyer has raised another $15 million in new funding, we've confirmed with the company. We're told that the funding was raised from a "strategic investor," who is...
08:09 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Rumor: AT&T To Discontinue The HTC First Facebook Phone
HTC's Facebook Home-laden First smartphone may only have debuted on AT&T last month, but it appears that the device may be a dud as far as consumers are concerned. According to a report from BGR's...
07:46 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Aereo Switches Up Pricing: $8Month For 20 Hours Of DVR, $12Month For 60 Hours Starting May 15
Aereo users, listen up. The company that has been bringing you access to 30 over-the-air broadcast channels on the cheap is switching up its pricing structure a bit to make things less complicated. Un...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch A Rumors Of A $1BN Exit Swirl Around Waze, What Effect Will It Have On Israel?
Last week we reported that Facebook is in advanced talks to buy Israel-born social traffic and mapping app Waze for up to $1 billion, but that there were still some questions over whether Waze's R&...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch As Rumors Of A $1BN Exit Swirl Around Waze, What Effect Will It Have On Israel?
Last week we reported that Facebook is in advanced talks to buy Israel-born social traffic and mapping app Waze for up to $1 billion, but that there were still some questions over whether Waze's R&...
06:57 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Obama's CTO Gives Advice On How Learning Works In Kio Stark's New Book, Don't Go Back To School
The following is an excerpt from my new book Dont Go Back to School: a handbook for learning anything.To someone who has never tried, its not obvious how to learn the things you want to learn outside ...
06:07 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Zoobean Grabs $500K From Kapor Capital & Others For Its Handpicked Kids' Books Subscription Service & Online Shop
A number of startups have been trying their hand at subscription-based children’s books services, or something like a “Netflix for kids’ books,” so to speak. Today, another ent...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Content Recommendation Engine For Mobile Sites, Powered By Google+
Google continues to increase the reach of its Google+ platform, and today the company is launching a new mobile content recommendation service powered by Google+. These recommendations will ...
05:29 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Sony's Got A 13.3-Inch E-Reader With Pen Input, Which Is Sort Of Like A Dodo With Antlers
I've heard some suggestions that our extreme fascination with Google Glass is more a symptom of desperation for some kind of genuine gadget innovation than anything to do with the product's merits, an...
05:16 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Now Offers Amazon Coins Virtual Currency On Kindle Fire, Gives $5 In Free Coins To All Users
Amazon today is taking a step into social gaming with the launch of Amazon Coins, its new virtual currency that is now live in the U.S. To kick it off, Amazon announced that it would put $5 worth of t...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch On-Demand Helper Startup Wunwun Launches Branded Delivery Services For Businesses
On-demand helper startup WunWun has for the past few months offered consumers the ability to get pretty much anything delivered for a flat rate. Now, the company is offering its service to businesses ...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Airbnb Updates Android App With Host Pre-Approval And Calendar Management
Users are getting increasingly comfortable with the idea of booking and even listing spaces on Airbnb through their mobile phones. The company has tried to reach that demand through on mobile devices ...
04:19 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Flipboard Updates iOS App, Now Lets You Share Your Custom Magazine About Boats And Hoes With Friends
Flipboard has just updated its iOS app to add a few more features for its 50 million+ readers. Back in March, Flipboard announced a new feature that would include user-created magazines, which se...
04:12 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Jolla Sends Out Press Invites To May 20 Love Day Event As It Gears Up To Unveil First Sailfish Handset
Finnish MeeGo startup Jolla has been trailing the launch of its first handset ever since it started work on its Sailfish UI back in 2012. Since then, Jolla has shown off its MeeGo-based Sailfish softw...
04:11 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Google's New Android Chief Talks Challenges Of Keeping A Platform Consistent While Being Open
Google's Sundar Pichai spoke to Wired in an interview published today ahead of Google I/O this week, describing what it's like to be taking the helm of both Android and Chrome going into the annual co...
04:05 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Groupon Squares Up To Rivals With Groupon POS, An iPad App And Dashboard For On-Site, Mobile Payments
Groupon is once again expanding its portfolio of mobile payment services, putting it in closer competition with the likes of Square and PayPal's here targeting local merchants: today it has released G...
03:33 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Watch The Arrested Development Trailer Here
Posted without comment because it really doesn't need a comment. I mean, it's the new Arrested Development trailer -- just watch it and count down the days to the Bluth family returnson May 26....
03:10 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active Rugged Smartphone Hits Bluetooth SIG As All-Terrain Phone Battle Heats Up
Samsung is moving quickly to diversify its phone line, with variants of the S4 popping out of the wood work left and right, including the Galaxy S4 Zoom, which features a rumored 10x optical zoom on i...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Grotech Ventures Raises $225M For Eighth Fund
Grotech Ventures, the Virginia-based VC firm behind LivingSocial, HelloWallet and others; is announcing the raise of its eighth fund, Grotech Ventures II (GV II), with $225 million in committed capita...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Disqus AudienceSync Allows Users To Share Their Disqus Data With Publishers
Disqus is launching a new feature today that the company says will help publishers get more value from everyone commenting on their site.The company already offers something called Disqus Single Sign-...
02:24 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Japanese Carrier DoCoMo To Pay $50M To Take A 7% Stake In Pioneer To Expand Its Push Into In-Car Transport Systems
Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo has announced it plans to invest around $50M into Japanese digital entertainment company Pioneer Corporation, which makes in-car electronics, to acquire approximately seven...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch VirtualMob's Point-At-Me Aims To Let Brands Easily Build Augmented Reality Campaigns
Today UK startup VirtualMob is officially launching its Augmented Reality self-service -- Point-at-Me (PAM) -- which mixes drag 'n' drop content creation, e-commerce, andanalytics in a bid to make it ...
01:22 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Squarekey Brings Premium Fashion Brands To India's Burgeoning Mass Of Online Shoppers
With India’s annual GDP growth of about 5 to 6 percent per year, a new wave of affluent consumers is coming. While there have been e-commerce successes like Flipkart, a handful of local startups...
12:35 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Samwer Brothers' Zappos Clone Namshi Gets $13M More From Summit To Build Out Its Middle East Fashion E-Commerce Portal
Rocket Internet, the German-based e-commerce startup incubator from the Samwer brothers, is today announcing another round of funding for its strategy to build out its footprint into emerging markets....
12:28 pm GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Resigns As Director Of Twitter U.K. After TweetDeck Dissolves As Standalone Business
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has quit his position as a U.K. director of the company, days after Twitter subsidiary Tweetdeck was dissolved as a separate U.K. business by business registrar Companies Hous...
09:37 am GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung To Launch 5G By 2020, Hits Speeds Of 1Gbps In Tests
Samsung Electronics has developed core technology that will allow it to deliver high-speed 5G wireless data connections to consumers by 2020, the company announced today. The system allows data transm...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Video News Specialist Wochit Raises $4.75 Million From Redpoint, Cedar Fund, And Greycroft
Video is becoming an increasingly important part of news coverage online. But it's also expensive and time-consuming to produce, and many publishers don't have the resources to create them on their ow...
07:17 am GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Bought My Mother's Day Flowers With Affirm, And Here's What It Was Like
My parents have yet to receive their Christmas gift. Because they are avidskiers, I bought them gift cards to Heavenly Mountain last December, and because of some issue with either the ZIP code or sec...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Another Trailer Pops Up On Vine As Marvel Teases New TV Series Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Though it's but a baby in the app world, Vine is already making brands, advertisers, and especially media industry members chomp at the bit for some 6-second looping action. The latest to join the her...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Messaging Apps: A Primer
The global mobile messaging app space is the new social battleground. Startups that would have had little chance of unseating Facebooks dominance on the web are attacking Zuckerbergs empire by refocus...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: There Is No Iron Throne Of Games Anymore
We all know that big changes are happening in games, with the profusion of formats. What less of us realize is how much those changes have affected the underlying idea that one console or platform is ...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Quickoffice In The Browser: The Reason Why Is Microsoft Suddenly So Scared Of Google's Productivity Tools
We’re just a few days away from the start of Google I/O, the search giant’s annual developer conference, and while we actually know very little about what Google plans to announce during i...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Quickoffice In The Browser: The Reason Why Microsoft Is Suddenly So Scared Of Google's Productivity Tools
We’re just a few days away from the start of Google I/O, the search giant’s annual developer conference, and while we actually know very little about what Google plans to announce during i...
01:30 am GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch How A Car Crash Changed Vishal Sikka And The Direction Of SAP
It’s a rare fall rainy day in Palo Alto and SAP Executive Board Member Dr. Vishal Sikka is as sick as a dog. It’s less than a week until SAP Sapphire in Madrid and the community around him...
01:06 am GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Google Must Not Like Sports, As Google Now Will Crash When You Try And Add Or Remove Teams From The Sports Card
Google Now is a great feature for Android users, and now those who are on iOS devices. The idea is that the more you use Google products, the more it learns about you and the better information it can...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch SideCar's Sunil Paul On Working With (And Battling) Regulators
SideCar co-founder and CEO Sunil Paul was part of what may have been the most spirited and feisty panel at our Disrupt NY conference earlier this month. Sharing the stage with Hailo CEO Jay Bregman (I...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Crowdsourcing An Alternate Name For Ride Sharing'
We at TechCrunch have been referring to the phenomenon of peer-to-peer transportation services as "ride sharing." Not a post goes by, however, without someone jumping into the comments to point out th...
12:49 am GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Teases New Lumia's Camera In Prime Time TV Ad, Ahead Of See What's Next London Event On Tuesday
Nokia has run a TV advert teasing a new Lumia device it’s widely expected to unveil at an event in London on Tuesday. The advert ran during a prime time evening slot on Channel 4, during a scree...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, May 13, 2013
Techcrunch If You Can't Afford $605K For Coffee With Tim Cook, Jack Dorsey's Charity Auction Is At $5K With Four Days Left
It's nice to see people in a power position in the valley give up their time for charitable causes. Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, recently offered up his time for probably the most expensive cup of coffee ev...
11:44 pm GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch Google To Take On Apple's Game Center Soon, Leaks Suggest
Games dominate the app ecosystem.It's easy to forget that as we all dig for the next app of the moment, but it's the truth. 9 of the 10 highest grossing apps in the App Store last year, all games.Comb...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch Blinkbuggy Wants To Reinvent The Baby Book For Parents To Capture Memories Online
For generations in the past, parents have carefully put together "baby books" that capture the first years of a baby's life in photos, hand prints and more. My mother created one for me, and it's some...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch You Can't Have It Both Ways
Gun control is control of all guns. This tautology, in a developed society, is non-negotiable. If guns can exist in our country, then gun plans can exist, and, although I'm firmly on the side of draco...
09:27 pm GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's iPhone Culture Builds An Overzealous Home On Android
Facebook didn't realize just how important widgets, docks, and app folders were to Android users, and that leaving them out of Home was a huge mistake. That's because many of the Facebookers who built...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch Iterations: Snoopify, The Greatest Mobile Photobombing App Of All Time
What are the cool new apps youve seen lately? To this oft heard question, lately, there have been lots of answers. So, mobile is indeed exciting and moving fast. And, just recently, a fun new app came...
08:39 pm GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch Google Quietly Kills SMS Search, Closing One Way Of Connecting With Mobile Users Who Don't Have Data Plans
Google is well known for its regular bouts of spring cleaning when it kills off a number of products in one fell swoop, but it also sometimes makes quick changes in between the bigger announcements. O...
07:15 pm GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch Why Zuckerberg's Lobby Is Collapsing Like A House Of Cards Outside Of DC
“Power is a lot like real estate. It’s all about location, location, location.” — Frank Underwood, House of Cards At this very moment, Mark Zuckerberg’s political lobby, ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch Packing For Walden
I'm probably going to be consigned to whatever level of hell is reserved for pretentious editorialists for saying this, but sometimes when I'm trying to evaluate some new piece of technology, I consid...
06:38 pm GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch Publisher iDreamSky Grosses $5-7M Per Month By Bringing Western Indie Mobile Games To China
China now has more active iOS and Android devices than the U.S., up from about 40-50 million in circulation the last time I visited in late 2011. What that means is local entrepreneurs can finally bui...
06:01 pm GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch Five Woot Execs Check Out, As Daily Deals Site Feels The Strain Under Owner Amazon
Woot, the daily deals site that was bought by Amazon in 2010 for $110 million, built a reputation for its pile em high, sell em cheap business model for shifting goods. Now, the company is facing up t...
03:58 pm GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch With #HonorYourMom, Samahope Wants To Fund Medical Treatments For Women In Need Around The World
This Sunday, there's a lot you can do in honor of the woman who raised you. But the San Francisco-based startup Samahope hopes that funds usually reserved for cross-state chocolate delivery might be u...
12:41 pm GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch CamCard, A Card-Scanning App That's Dominating Asian Markets, Reaches 50M Users
While there's a perennial debate on the West Coast about whether and when business cards might become irrelevant, they continue to be at the center of business customs in China and Japan. That's why i...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: Give PC A Chance
Editors note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. These days, it seems that anything that whiffs of the traditional PC has all the market appeal of a month-...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch With #HonorYourMom, Samahope Wants To Fund Medical Treatments For Women In Need Around The World
This Sunday, there’s a lot you can do in honor of the woman who raised you. There’s TheMomtract, a project out of the ad agency Mother New York to give your mother authority back over some...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch #HonorYourMom
This Sunday, there’s a lot you can do in honor of the woman who raised you. There’s TheMomtract (a project out of the ad agency Mother New York to give your mother authority back over some...
07:55 am GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch Offshore 3D Printed Gun Blueprint Protector Kim Dotcom Reportedly Deleting Files
3D printed guns are reportedly even too scary for the infamous free-information hacker, Kim Dotcom. After the U.S. State Department demanded that the designer of the world’s first fully printabl...
07:55 am GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch Offshore 3D Printed Gun Blueprint Protector Kim Dotcom Reportedly Deleting Files [Updated]
3D printed guns are reportedly even too scary for the infamous free-information hacker, Kim Dotcom. After the U.S. State Department demanded that the designer of the world’s first fully printabl...
05:50 am GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: The Bang With Friends' Buzz, Yahoo's Acqui-hire Shopping Spree, Klout Gets Into Q&A
After a one-week hiatus due to Disrupt (did you miss us?) we're back in the trusty TechCrunch TV studio with a brand new episode of CrunchWeek, the show where a few of us writers chat up the most inte...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch Federal Circuit Rules Software Invention Unpatentable
Editor's note: Anthony J. Lombardi practices patent litigation and patent prosecution at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP. He also provides counseling to clients on prelitigatio...
02:44 am GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch Clever Party Playlist App Anthm Evolves Into Jukio After Legal Woes
After a legal kerfuffle with the band Rush's management company (no, seriously), the team at Anthm saw their social playlist app get unceremoniously booted from Apple's App Store. So what's a down-on-...
02:11 am GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch Email, Still A Sonofabitch
Just about two years ago, I went off the deep end. I had come home early from an event in an effort to do something responsible: email. I was on the road and knew the situation would be dire (since I ...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, May 12, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Home Is Losing Steam In The ChartsFast
Facebook Home, the app which CEO Mark Zuckerberg touted as the “next version of Facebook,” has not been an immediate hit. Its Google Play rankings have been dropping steadily after the lau...
10:30 pm GMT - Sat, May 11, 2013
Techcrunch Home Console Gaming May Suffer Death By A Thousand Cuts, Rather Than A Major Revolution
The Ouya is making its way out to backers even now (though my shipping notification still hasn't arrived. Grrr.) and judging by early impressions, it's no silver bullet to take down behemoths like Son...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 11, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Windows Too Late
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor broke from the gate and never let up in a barnburner of a show about the post-Jobs era. Will Google assume t...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 11, 2013
Techcrunch Judge Tosses DMCA Defenses, Creating Unexpected Copyright Liability for Web Services In New York
Editors note: Sid Venkatesan is an IP partner specializing in high stakes IP disputes and IP counseling for technology companies in the Silicon Valley office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP....
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 11, 2013
Techcrunch America's Carriers Are Terrible. It's Probably Your Fault.
A few days ago I landed in England and, expecting little, slipped an old UK SIM card into my phone. Id bought it when living in London five years ago, and hadnt used it in over a year. But to my amaze...
03:16 pm GMT - Sat, May 11, 2013
Techcrunch From The Garage To 200 Employees In 3-Years; How Nest Thermostats Were Born.
Editors note:DerekAndersenis the founder ofStartup Grind, a 40-city community bringing the global startup world together while educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. I remember when the p...
03:16 pm GMT - Sat, May 11, 2013
Techcrunch From The Garage To 200 Employees In 3 Years; How Nest Thermostats Were Born.
Editors note: DerekAndersenis the founder ofStartup Grind, a 40-city community bringing the global startup world together while educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs.I remember when the p...
03:16 pm GMT - Sat, May 11, 2013
Techcrunch From The Garage To 200 Employees In 3 Years: How Nest Thermostats Were Born
Editors note: DerekAndersenis the founder ofStartup Grind, a 40-city community bringing the global startup world together while educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs.I remember when the p...
11:28 am GMT - Sat, May 11, 2013
Techcrunch Asian Price Comparison Site Save 22 Gets Angel Round Of Mid Six Figures
Singaporean price comparison startup Save 22 just got an investment of “mid six figures” in Singapore dollars, according to co-founder, Guyi Shen. S$500,000 translates to about US$400,000,...
10:43 am GMT - Sat, May 11, 2013
Techcrunch Mystery Motorola Phone Passes Through The FCC, Looks Just Like Early X Phone Leaks
Here’s a little noodle-scratcher for you fellow mobile hardware nerds to ponder this evening. This little Motorola Mobility beauty, brandishing the model number XT1058, recently passed through t...
04:05 am GMT - Sat, May 11, 2013
Techcrunch QFPay, The Square of China, Is Processing Close To $400M Per Year
QFPay's card reader admittedly looks a bit clunkier than its U.S. or European equivalents Square or iZettle. It looks like a wonky, old calculator. But that's because Chinese consumers don't trust mer...
03:47 am GMT - Sat, May 11, 2013
Techcrunch Norway's Crown Prince And Princess Talk Startups And Try Out The Oculus Rift
Norway's Crown Prince Haakon and his wife Princess Mette-Marit were in Silicon Valley this week, and I asked them about their hopes to bring more startups and innovation to their home country.I interv...
03:37 am GMT - Sat, May 11, 2013
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg's Lobby Unraveling As Musk And Sacks Leave
The technology industry’s newest high-powered political lobby, FWD.us, is unraveling just a month after it launched, as two of its biggest partners, Tesla’s Elon Musk and Yammer’s Da...
03:37 am GMT - Sat, May 11, 2013
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg's Lobby Unravelling As Musk And Sacks Leave
The technology industry’s newest high-powered political lobby, FWD.us, is unraveling just a month after it launched, as two of its biggest partners, Tesla’s Elon Musk and Yammer’s Da...
02:44 am GMT - Sat, May 11, 2013
Techcrunch Sina Weibo Will Monetize Through E-Commerce, Not Ads, Alibaba CTO Jian Says
One interesting thing to watch is how social networking platforms mature divergently as businesses around the world.Sina Weibo, the public microblogging platform that has had a huge impact on online d...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, May 11, 2013
Techcrunch Through The Looking Glass: What You'll See Through Google's Lens
I've spent a little over three weeks with Google Glass, and I've noted that the utility aspect of the device is strong, but the fun isn't there yet. It feels a lot like the original iPhone did, before...
01:07 am GMT - Sat, May 11, 2013
Techcrunch Formlabs Prepares To Ship The Super Sexy Form One 3D Printer
The boy geniuses of Formlabs, David Cranor, Maxim Lobovsky, and Natan Linder have posted a video detailing their Form One 3D printer, one of the most well-put-together 3D printing devices we've seen i...
01:02 am GMT - Sat, May 11, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo's Acqui-Hire Spree Continues With Mobile Gaming Startup Loki Studios
Yahoo has been gobbling up startups. In the last week or so, it has announced the acquisition of Astrid, GoPollGo, and Milewise. In fact, in a tweet today, Yahoo said that it has "added 22 entrepreneu...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, May 11, 2013
Techcrunch Twilio Is Raising A Series D Of Around $50M
I'd been hearing whispers as of late that Twilio is meeting with VCs to raise another round, and I just got the good word from a very, very solid source. Twilio is in the process of raising a Series D...
11:54 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft: Google Docs Is Not Worth The Gamble, Makes Everybody Less Productive
After Bing and it's Scroogled campaign, Microsoft is now taking aim at Google Docs. Jake Zborowski, Microsoft's senior product manager for Office, actually published two anti-Docs blog posts today: on...
11:54 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft: Google Docs Is Not Worth The Gamble, Makes You Less Productive
After Bing and its Scroogled campaign, Microsoft is now taking aim at Google Docs. Jake Zborowski, Microsoft's senior product manager for Office, actually published two anti-Docs blog posts today: one...
11:48 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Market For Apperating Systems Heats Up, As Highland Capital, Andreessen Horowitz & Others Put $1.8M Into Aviate, An Intelligent Homescreen For Android
Facebook is not the only company to invest in development of products that take better advantage of the Android homescreen. South Korean messaging appKakaoTalk also recently announced its intentions t...
11:48 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Highland Capital, Andreessen Horowitz & Others Put $1.8M Into Aviate, An Intelligent Homescreen For Android
Facebook is not the only company to invest in development of products that take better advantage of the Android homescreen. South Korean messaging appKakaoTalk also recently announced its intentions t...
11:27 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Is Getting Serious About Original Programming With Facebook Live
"House Of Cards" proved that great, exclusive content can create loyal customers. While Facebook isn't about to produce TV shows, it tells me that it plans to ramp up production of its Facebook Live o...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: DAS KEYBOARD! DAS AMAZON PHONE! DAS SNAPCHAT!
This week on the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast we talk about Snapchat, DAS Keyboard, and the wild Amazon phone. This time we're joined by Matt Burns, Darrell Etherington, Greg Kumparak, and Jordan Crook ...
10:59 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Gaming Backend OpenKit Now Available To All Developers
OpenKit, an open-source social platform for mobile games, is now open to all developers, according to co-founder Peter Relan.The service, first announced in December,has been in private beta since ear...
09:22 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Google Brings Its Cloud Messaging Push Notification Service To Chrome
At last year’s I/O, Google launched its Cloud Messaging push notification service for Android and this week, it extended this service to Chrome and Chrome OS. This, Google says, allows Chrome ap...
08:56 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Bing Now Allows Users To Like And Comment On Facebook Entries Right From Its Social Sidebar
Bing‘s social sidebar, which shows relevant entries from your Facebook friends, Twitter, Klout, Quora and other services, just got a lot more interactive. You can now like Facebook posts in the ...
08:29 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch 3 Graphs Explain Why There Is A Tech-Talent Shortage And Immigrants Are Needed
Yes, we do need high-skilled immigrants because we don't have enough qualified workers. Contrary to a widely publicized report claiming that a tech-talent shortage is a myth, A new Brookings Institute...
08:04 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Elevatr Is A Mobile-First Tool For Startup Business Plan Creation
Serial entrepreneur with too many ideas rattling around in your head? Then you’re going to like this one: a new mobile app called Elevatr will help you keep track of your inspirations, as well a...
08:02 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Falling iPad Mini Demand Claims Show Why Watching Suppliers For Apple Success Misses The Point
This week, Bloomberg sparked a number of headlines with reports that iPad mini demand was failing based on supplier Pegatron's earnings numbers as revealed at an investor conference. Those claims were...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Video Discovery Startup Boxfish Launches Android App, Opens Up API For Third-Party Developers
Video discovery startup Boxfish wants to help people find out what's new and trending on TV, by scouring broadcast and cable networks to find out what people are talking about. After making its second...
06:57 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Boobs? Brayola Wants You To Snap A Pic Of Your Bra For The World's Viewing And Judging Enjoyment
Who wants to see some boobs? Thanks to a new feature from Brayola, the startup looking to pair your boobs with the right bra, you can not only check out an endless stream of breasts but perhaps you ca...
06:39 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Kids' Programming Tool Scratch Now Runs In The Browser
As a parent of three technically savvy kids I find it disturbing that we haven’t even “scratched” the surface of Scratch, an amazing, object-oriented programming language from the MI...
06:27 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Tweetwall, The Twitter Display Provider Used By The Big Guys, Goes Self-Serve & Launches On iPad
Tweetwall, a Twitter display provider for events (you know, for “tweet walls”), which has been used by customers including CNN, PayPal, Yahoo, Intel, eBay, Microsoft, the Obama campaign, S...
06:22 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Here's Your Chance To Influence The Internet Sales Tax Law, For Reals
Congress is on track to passing a nationwide Internet retail sales tax, but it has serious flaws that could majorly muck up the e-commerce industry. We think citizens are often smarter than the govern...
06:21 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Lumia 928 Windows Phone With 8.7-Megapixel PureView Camera Available May 16 For $99.99 On Contract
Nokia has officially pulled back the curtain on the Lumia 928 Windows Phone 8 device, which advertises its PureView camera as its marquee feature. The new flagship phone offers an 8.7-megapixel front-...
06:07 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Google Working On High-Resolution Nexus 7 For IO Reveal, Android Notebooks Later This Year, Analyst Says
Google's I/O developer conference is happening next week in San Francisco, and one of the big questions around what we'll see there includes hardware. Now KGI securities analyst Mingchi Kuo (via 9to5G...
05:16 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's iPhone Security Measures Prompt Queue Of Unlock Requests From Law Enforcement
Apple faces a whole lot of inbound requests to unlock iPhone devices from law enforcement officials, according to a new report from CNET. Seized iPhones with a passcode lock are apparently secure enou...
04:46 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Russell Buckley Joins UK Government To Bring About Silicon Valley In The UK
Today in interesting moves comes the news that serial entrepreneur-turned-investor Russell Buckley - who co-founded AdMob (which sold to Google) is joining the UK government to accelerate its policies...
04:06 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Quietly Expands Home's Circle Of Supported Devices, HTC One & Samsung Galaxy S4 Owners Can Now Opt To Be Skinned
Facebook Home's circle of supported devices has just got a little wider. The Android launcher which Facebook unboxed with much fanfare back in April was only initially available for download to four d...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Rackspace Share Price Down 25% As Cloud Price Wars Take Their Toll
Rackspace will open trading this morning on the New York Stock Exchange with a share price that dropped nearly 25% on Thursday. The stock dropped after the company missed its earnings, raising concern...
03:54 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Prepares A Phone For Every Feature As The Galaxy S4 Zoom Shows Up At Bluetooth SIG
Samsung is in a unique position among Android smartphone manufacturers, which allows it to create devices like the Galaxy S4 Zoom, a rumored S4 variant that showed up for certification at the Bluetoot...
02:49 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch KakaoTalk Partners With AdPOPcorn, Brings Ads To Its Messaging Platform As It Prepares A Facebook Home Rival Launcher
Another move in the oh-so-hot mobile messaging space today: South Korea's Kakao Inc, which owns the KakaoTalk cross-platform mobile messaging app, has inked an agreement with digital marketing company...
01:21 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Messaging App Line's Virtual Currency For Sticker Gifting Falls Foul Of Apple's App Store Rules
Messaging app Line, which recently announced it has passed 150 million users, has withdrawn a function from its iOS app that allowed users to gift paid-for stickers to each other by paying for them wi...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Social Network Bebo Has Filed A Voluntary Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition
Looks like Bebo, once an early star in social networking, is progressing to the next step in the long and messy struggle between majority shareholder Criterion Capital Partners and minority shareholde...
09:56 am GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Carl Icahn and Southeastern Propose Alternative Offer To Michael Dell's Buyout
Dell shareholders Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management have teamed up to propose an alternative offer to founder Michael Dell's $24.4 billion leveraged buyout deal. ...
08:20 am GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Alibaba Group Reportedly Becomes Navigation Service Provider AutoNavi's Majority Shareholder With a 20% to 30% Stake
Alibaba Group is reportedly now the majority shareholder in AutoNavi, a German maker of electronic navigation tools. The Chinese Internet giant's investment gives it a 20 percent to 30 percent stake i...
08:20 am GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Confirmed: Alibaba Group Takes $294M, 28% Stake In China's NavigationLocation Services Specialist AutoNavi, As It Gets Down To Business On Mobile
Alibaba Group is reportedly now the largest single shareholder in AutoNavi, a Beijing-based maker of electronic navigation tools and location-based services. The Chinese Internet giant has formed a st...
05:59 am GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch As Tech Giants Scramble For Talent, It's Buy Or Die
The writing's on the wall. Mobile is the future, and it requires different skill than the web. Entrepreneurship is more fetishized than ever, making standard hiring tough. The result is days like toda...
05:57 am GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Desire2Learn's New Learning Suite Aims To Predict Success, Change How Students Navigate Their Academic Career
Desire2Learn is a 10-plus year old Canadian company that makes learning software -- a learning management system to be precise -- and here's why, in spite of that description, it shouldn't bore you to...
04:38 am GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Eyeing $4.5B In Sales This Year, Phone Maker Xiaomi Looks To Emulate A 340-Year-Old Chinese Medicine Company
Who do the idols idolize?Lei Jun, the CEO of Android handset and OS maker Xiaomi, is arguably the face of tech entrepreneurship in China as a long-time angel investor and serial entrepreneur behind co...
04:24 am GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Deal Management Startup CapLinked Adds New Investors (And $500K) To Its Series A
CapLinked, a startup offering workspaces for managing business deals, announced today that it has closed a $2.1 million Series A.The company previously said that it raised a $1.6 million round from FF...
03:55 am GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft To Fold Yammer Sales Team Into Office 365, Identity Surfaces As A Core Focus
Microsoft today announcedthat it will fold about 100 sales people from Yammerinto the Office 365 team. Microsoft also is making a point to focus on identity management and other issues as part of its ...
03:46 am GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch State Department Demands 3-D Gun Blueprints Be Removed
Well that was quick: The State Department has demanded that new blueprints for a fully 3-D-printed gun be taken offlinejust a week after they were posted. The Office of Defense Trade Controls Complian...
03:06 am GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch YouTube Tiptoes Toward Paywalls With The Launch Of Channel Subscriptions, But The Ads Play On
In an effort to provide its partners with an alternative revenue stream, YouTube announced today that it is officially launching a pilot program that enables its video stars to charge subscription fee...
02:44 am GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch OpenTable For Android Gets Better Google Maps Integration, Booked Reservations To Calendar And Improved Navigation
If you’ve been using OpenTable to reserve tables at your favorite restaurants, the latest update for Android will help you discover new places to eat a little better and keep track of everything...
01:50 am GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Backed With $1.4 Million, Plated Adds A Social Spin To Its Ready-To-Cook Meal Delivery Service
For the past several years, my New Year's resolution has been some version of "cook more often" or "try out a new recipe every week." But it never really lasts. The problem is, as much as I love the a...
01:44 am GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Web Clipping 2.0 Service Clipboard Acquired By Salesforce, Will Be Shuttered On June 30th
Today is just jam-packed full of acquisition-shutdowns. Just hours ago, word broke that Yahoo! had acquired both MileWise and Go Poll Go, with plans to discontinue both service. Next up on the happy-n...
01:44 am GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Web Clipping Service Clipboard Acquired By Salesforce For $12M, Will Be Shuttered On June 30th
Today is just jam-packed full of acquisition-shutdowns. Just hours ago, word broke that Yahoo! had acquired both MileWise and GoPollGo, with plans to discontinue both. Next up on the happy-now-sad-use...
01:36 am GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Actually, Snapchat Photos Are Just As Deleted As Any Other File You Trash
Though Snapchat has been picked on, picked apart, and blown up in the media, the technical aspects of the service are still somewhat mysterious to the average user. A new research report from a compan...
12:46 am GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Matrix Partners Closes On Tenth Fund; Raises $450 Million For Early-Stage Investments
Matrix Partners just announced the close of Matrix X, the venture firm's tenth early-stage technology-focused fund. As Fortune's Dan Primack reported in a scoop in April, the firm raised $450 million ...
12:13 am GMT - Fri, May 10, 2013
Techcrunch Say Media Lays Off 10 Percent Of Staff, Aims For Profitability In Second Half Of 2013
Matt Sanchez, co-founder and CEO of Say Media (which owns sites like xoJane, ReadWrite, and Dogster), just told me that the company has laid off about 10 percent of its 400-person staff.Sanchez descri...
11:48 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch BDC Venture Capital Partners With Government-Funded Accelerators To Inject More Canada Into The U.S. Startup Scene
BDC Venture Capital, the leading major investment firm for accelerators in Canada, announced today that it would add its financial and expert support to ongoing Canadian Technology Accelerator program...
11:36 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Acquires Palo Alto-Based Scalable Computing Startup Ubalo
It's only been a few weeks since the folks behind music charting app We Are Hunted confirmed that it was acquired by Twitter, and it seems that Twitter isn't done snapping up startups just yet. Ubalo ...
11:29 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch The Google Glass Wink Feature Is Real
Rumors have been circulating that Google Glass may have a feature that lets you wink to take a picture. Within the kernel source code, developers have discovered that the feature does exist deep in th...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Box Acquires Crocodoc To Add HTML5 Document Converter And Sleek Content Viewing Experience To Cloud Storage Platform
Cloud storage company Box has acquired HTML5 document embedding service and Y Combinator alum Crocodoc, both companies announced in a press briefing today. Financial terms of the deal, which was a cas...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch In The Studio, ScaleArc's Varun Singh Builds Database Infrastructure From India And The Valley
This is the penultimate episode of "In The Studio." The show, which features developers and entrepreneurs working on enterprise technology, will be ending. This week's guest is Varun Singh, CEO and fo...
10:26 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Previews New Features For Home, Which Is Near 1M Downloads And Increases Users' Time Spent On Facebook By 25%
"Home is the first product we'vereleasedthat's really about 'mobile-best' and the transition beyond 'mobile first'" said Facebook's Cory Ondrejka.To further that, Facebook previewed some new features ...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Making Smartphone With 3D Screen, Dedicated Audio Streaming Device, WSJ Reports
Amazon offers a range of hardware, including its Kindle e-readers and tablets, but now it's looking to expand the line with two new smartphones and an audio-only device that streams music, according t...
10:01 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Mozilla Starts Doling Out Phones To Developers With Brilliant HTML5 App Ideas
Just a week after rolling out the latest version of its Firefox OS simulator, Mozilla has announced that it's offering a nifty new proposition to would-be FFOS developers. If you've got an idea for a ...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Your Bitcoins Are Finally Worth Something
Bitcoins are nominally worth $113 as of this very moment. That means very little in the real world. As Forbes writer Kasmir Hill notes, it's pretty difficult to go up to the McDonald's cashier and off...
09:28 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Google's New Save To Drive Button Lets Website Visitors Save Files To Google's Online Storage
Google announced today an expansion of its online storage efforts with the release of a "Save to Drive" button that can be added to any website, allowing visitors to click and save files hosted on the...
09:04 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch How Obama's Open Data Order Could Save Lives, Energy Costs And Make Cool Apps
Readers may have noticed this morning that their geekiest politically oriented friends are freaking out like teenage girls at a Justin Bieber concert. Today, the big man in the White House signed a ra...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Zimride Becomes Lyft, Launches Its Mustachioed Ride-Sharing Service In Chicago
It's hard to believe that it's been less than a year since ride-sharing service Lyft first launched in beta, offering a low-cost alternative to on-demand black car service Uber. But not only has it gr...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Everwise Launches To Be The eHarmony For Finding The Right Career Mentor
We all know by now that the right mentor can be a huge boon to your career. But actually finding the right Larry Summers to your Sheryl Sandberg can be awkward at best, and impossible at worst.A new s...
08:20 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Acquires Mobile Social Polling Tool GoPollGo; Shuts Down Services
GoPollGo, a real-time polling tool that lets brands and media properties collect and analyse feedback, has announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo. The news comes just one week after the search g...
08:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Acquires Tech And Talent Of Frequent Flyer Flight Search Startup MileWise, And Shuts It Down
Yahoo has just acquired frequent flier search startup MileWise, whose team will move to New York to join the recently acquired Stamped team on Yahoo's mobile squad. I hear MileWise's investors made a ...
08:09 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch 10BN+ Wirelessly Connected Devices Today, 30BN+ In 2020s Internet Of Everything', Says ABI Research
How big is the connected devices universe? Analyst ABI Research reckons theInternet of Things contains some 10 billion+ wireless connected devices today. But it's predicting this figure will trip...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch With $3.2M In Funding, Real-World Operating System' Startup Dekko Refocuses To Build Its Own Augmented Reality Apps
When we we last talked to augmented-reality startup Dekkoback in September of last year, the company was building a platform on which it hoped to find developers to build a new generation of applicati...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch TestFlight Opens Android Beta To All Users, After Crossing 50K Downloads For Apps In Closed Testing
App beta testing service TestFlight launched its closed Android beta back in February this year, and now the company is making those tools available to any and all. The private beta has included some ...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch As Users Tire Of Mayorship Wars, Foursquare Finds A New Way To Encourage Check-Ins: By Tapping Into Quantified Self Buzz
Though Foursquare is now busy trying to take on Yelp, one of its more rewarding, but personal, use cases (now that the fervor around badges and mayorships has died down), is its ability to add insight...
06:39 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Restaurant Discovery App Dish.fm Becomes A Best Dish Search Engine In Over 850 Cities Worldwide
Dish.fm, the recently relaunched restaurant recommendation app which focuses on the best menu items, as opposed to overall venue reviews, is today rolling out an update which expands the service into ...
06:08 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch After 10M Downloads, BlueStacks Takes On Ouya With Game Console And $6.99 All-You-Can-Play Service
BlueStacks, the startup known for bringing Android apps to PCs and Macs, has been growing like a weed. Last week, the company announced that it had passed the 10 million user milestone, nearly half of...
06:02 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Shopping Around For Cheap Prices [Not Mobile Payments] Is The Most Popular In-Store Activity Among Mobile Users, Says Google
Most people may not yet be using smartphones to pay for goods when they are out shopping, but that doesn't mean that they are not glued to their handsets anyway. Some research out today from Google in...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Gift Card App Gyft Partners With BitPay To Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments In Its Android App
If you're sitting on a bunch of bitcoins that are burning a hole in your digital wallet, you now have another way to spend them. Today, mobile gift card company Gyft has partnered with BitPay, to star...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Flipboard Brings Personalized Magazines To Android, Heads To The Web With New Magazine Management Tool
Since the launch of personalized magazines this March, social magazine maker Flipboard has added 6 million new users to its platform, bringing its total number of users to 56 million – and that&...
05:50 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Shaka Is A Wind Meter Device For iOS With Gustier Ambitions
After reading about WeatherSignal, a new project from London startup OpenSignal which makes use of the latest sensors in smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 to crowdsource weather information, I...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Rdio And Shazam Expand Full Music Track Streaming Partnership To UK, Canada, Australia, Brazil And Mexico
Shazam and Rdio have offered something wonderful for U.S. users as of fall 2012, providing full track streaming for tagged music via Rdio, thanks to a "Listen Free on Rdio" link within the Shazam app....
05:13 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch How Not To Look Stupid On Twitter
When the AP Twitter stream was hacked a few weeks ago leading to a massive drop in the equities market, I went off. I found the fact that the AP - a news organization staffed by intelligent people and...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Web-Based Financial Terminal YCharts Raises $3.875M Round Led By Morningstar And Reed Elsevier Ventures
YCharts, a Chicago and New York-based startup that calls itself a financial terminal for the web, today announced that it has raised $3.875 million in its third funding round. The round was led by Mor...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Top Hat Monocle Launches Freemium Accounts For Classes With Fewer Than 30 Students, Changes Name To Top Hat'
Top Hat Monocle, the Toronto-based provider of mobile-based classroom response systems, has decided to get Lasik and has dropped the monocle from its name and logo. Top Hat, as the company will now be...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch CrowdHall Raises $700k To Create Drop Dead Simple Town Halls And Q&As
Politicians are increasingly getting used to talking to their constituents online, especially during election season. They're doing Reddit AMAs and virtual town halls to answer questions and enter deb...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Another Facebook Home Staffer Flies The Coop; Android Head Of Product Bubba Murarka Joins DFJ As General Partner
After losing mobile product head and Facebook Home team member Charles Jolley to Battery Ventures, Facebook is facing another departure from a previous Home staffer. Draper Fisher Jurvetson announced ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch WePay Debuts Veda, An Intelligent Risk Engine That Leverages Social Media Data To Prevent Merchant Fraud
Online payments startup WePay is announcing the launch of Veda, an intelligent social risk engine that leverages social media data as well as traditional business data to catch merchant fraudsters....
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Big Data-Based Fertility Tracker Ovuline Now Integrates With FitBit & Other Quantified Self Devices, Will Support Pregnancy Tracking Too
Ovuline, the big data-driven fertility tracker backed by $1.4 million in funding from Lightbank, Launch Capital and others, is today launching an upgraded version of its Smart Fertility product which ...
03:54 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Google Visualizes Massive Changes To The Face Of The Earth With New Timelapse Project
A lot can change in 28 years, and Google has put together a very graphic demonstration of just how much can happen geographically with a new effort that combines global, annual Landsat satellite image...
02:02 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch OUYA Closes $15 Million In Funding Led By Kleiner Perkins, Boasts 12,000 Game Developer Sign-Ups
Today, gaming console and software company OUYA announced that they have closed a $15 million round led by Kleiner Perkins, and with participation from the Mayfield Fund, NVIDIA, Shasta Ventures and O...
01:24 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest Pins It Forward' In The U.K. With A Localizing Campaign As It Ramps Up Its International Strategy
Pinterest is ramping up its international strategy by kicking off a localisation effort in the U.K. today, tweaking the site so that it deliberately foregrounds U.K. content to U.K. users and also add...
01:24 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest Pins Its Hopes On International Growth, Starts Out With Localizing Pin It Forward' Campaign To Drive More U.K. Posts
Pinterest is ramping up its international strategy by kicking off a localisation effort in the U.K. today, tweaking the site so that it deliberately foregrounds U.K. content to U.K. users and also add...
12:31 pm GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Line Reports Q1 2013 Earnings Of $58.9M: Half From Game In-App Purchases, 30% From Stickers, 80% From Japan
Line, a free-at-the-point-of-use messaging app made by NHN Japan Corp which recently passed 150 million users, has announced earnings for Q1 2013 -- revealing for the first time how much of its revenu...
11:46 am GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Reports: Facebook Is Buying Social Mapping And Traffic App Waze For Up To $1B To Court More Mobile Users
Facebook appears to be close to making another billion-dollar acquisition to once again ramp up its mobile efforts: according to two reports in the Israeli press atCalcalistandYnet(both in Hebrew), Fa...
11:46 am GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Reports: Facebook Is Buying Social MappingTraffic App Waze For Up To $1B To Court Mobile Users
Facebook appears to be close to making another billion-dollar acquisition to once again ramp up its mobile efforts: according to three reports in the Israeli press atCalcalistandsister publication Yne...
11:20 am GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Supplier Pegatron's Hiring Spree Further Fuels Speculation About A Cheaper iPhone
Once again, news from a supplier is fueling rumors about Apple's future product roster. This time it's manufacturer Pegatron's announcement that it will increase its number of workers in China by up t...
10:40 am GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia's Smarterphone Buy Yields First Fruit: $99 Touchscreen Asha 501 Polishes S40 With Fastlane View For Recent Apps, Contacts
Nokia has given its S40-based range of touchscreen Asha smartphones another push to try to keep up with the low end reach of Google's Android platform today. The mobile maker has announced a new addit...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Running With Friends, Zynga's Entry In The Endless Runner Genre, Launches Globally
If you're a fan of endless runner games like Temple Run, starting today you'll get your chance to do more than outrun a pack of demonic monkeys you can take on your friends too, with Zynga's new titl...
07:56 am GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Sogou Is Reportedly Being Courted By Baidu, Qihoo 360 And Tencent For An Acquisition
Chinese Internet companies Baidu, Tencent and Qihoo 360 are reportedly competing to purchase Sogou, Sohu's search business.Sina Tech's report cites unnamed sources in the investment industry(link via ...
05:09 am GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch AT&T's Year-Old Nokia Lumia 900 Finally Gets A Taste Of Windows Phone 7.8
AT&T customers who took the plunge on Nokia's Lumia 900 have had to sit idly by and watch Windows Phone 8 supercede the software loaded on their own devices, but they'll soon be able to experience...
04:55 am GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Mulling Nook Media LLC Purchase For $1 Billion
Microsoft is offering to pay $1 billion to buy the digital assets of Nook Media LLC, the digital book and college book joint venture with Barnes & Noble and other investors, according to internal ...
03:47 am GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Google Framed As Data-Hogging Book Stealer In New Documentary
"Google And The World Brain" is a new documentary about Google's plan to scan all of the world's books, which triggered an ongoing lawsuit being heard today. The hair-raising film sees Google import m...
03:47 am GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Google Framed As Book Stealer Bent On Data Domination In New Documentary
"Google And The World Brain" is a new documentary about Google's plan to scan all of the world's books, which triggered an ongoing lawsuit being heard today. The hair-raising film sees Google import m...
03:18 am GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Google Translate For Android Can Now Interpret 16 Additional Languages By Camera, Adds Phrasebook Support
One of the coolest features of the Google Translate for Android app is that you can just point your camera at a text, tap the word you want to translate and get a translation back. Starting today, thi...
03:01 am GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Trump-Gasmic Crowdfunding Platform Plagiarizes From Indiegogo
While I wish not to throw any more fuel into the fiery fever dream that is Donald Trump, it is important to note the distinct similarities between his recent press release and the wording from an Indi...
02:42 am GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft: Google Doesn't Get Business Productivity Tools
When it comes to productivity apps, Office is still clearly the market leader, and Microsoft is now also quickly iterating on its online apps for Office. When it comes to its competition with Google's...
02:09 am GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon's Quidsi Gets Its Own Version Of Prime, With New Membership Program Familyhood Plus
Quidsi, the Amazon-owned parent company to a collection of single word e-commerce domains including Diapers.com, Soap.com, Wag.com, Yoyo.com, and more, is today launching a new membership program call...
02:05 am GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Wacom's Cintiq 13HD Is A Whole Lot Of Drawing Tablet Packed Into A Smart Little Package
If you're a graphics professional, you know Wacom. The company consistently puts out the best in digital art tablets, and over the past year has announced and released a variety of improvements to its...
01:23 am GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Debian Will Serve As The Default OS For Google Compute Engine
Google is bringingDebiantoGoogle Compute Engine and is making itthe default OS for developers using the service.Google will support both Debian 6.0 and Debian 7.0, which was released this week. There ...
01:02 am GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Disney Joins The Private Social Networking Craze With New Photo & Video Sharing App Called Story
The latest to join the cadre of startups offering tools for more private sharing outside of Facebook’s massive footprint is not, in fact, another startup, but rather another media giant: Disney....
12:33 am GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Pomplamoose's Jack Conte Creates A Subscription-Based Funding Site For Artists
Jack Conte is an Internet musician who became an Internet sensation and now, thanks to Patreon, he's an Internet entrepreneur. ...
12:13 am GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Groupon's Q1 Results: Beats With $601.4 Million In Revenue, Stock Up 11% In After Hours Trading
Groupon just reported its earnings for its first financial quarter of 2013. The company, which is still looking for a new CEO after the ouster of Andrew Mason in February, posted a $0.01 loss per shar...
12:13 am GMT - Thu, May 9, 2013
Techcrunch Groupon's Q1 Results: Beats With $601.4 Million In Revenue, Stock Up 11% In After-Hours Trading
Groupon just reported its earnings for its first financial quarter of 2013. The company, which is still looking for a new CEO after the ouster of Andrew Mason in February, posted a $0.01 loss per shar...
11:52 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Beyond Verbal Gets A $2.8M Seed Round To Develop Voice Recognition That Decodes Emotions
With the introduction of Siri on the iPhone 4S in 2011, voice recognition, not exactly a new innovation, suddenly took center stage with consumers. But before that, and especially since then, there ha...
11:31 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch There Was A Glass' Before Google Came Along, And It Was Used In Antarctica In 2001
Whether or not you think that Google Glass is something that you'd wind up using one day, you have to admit that the technology is impressive. Packed inside of the pair of specs is a computer running ...
11:31 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Identified Looks To Solve Social Media's Dirty Data Problem For Recruiters With Help From Former LinkedIn Data Gurus
In November 2011, Identified emerged out of public beta on a mission to create a better professional job search engine. Built on top of Facebook data, Identified set out to nibble at LinkedIn's lead i...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Founder Stories: Mailbox's Gentry Underwood on Steering the Ship
Last week at Disrupt NY, I took the stage with Gentry Underwood, Founder and CEO of Mailbox, to talk about the challenges of being a first time founder. I first met Gentry a month after he started Orc...
10:53 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Slow Sales Of Facebook's Phone? AT&T Drops Price On HTC First From $99 to $0.99
Facebook may be trying to sweeten the deal to get Home into more hands, or AT&T and HTC might just want their money. But for some reason, the Facebook Phone aka the HTC First's price has dropped f...
10:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Webflakes Aims To Build A Lifestyle Web Destination With Crowdsourced Translations, Raises $3M
A startup called Webflakes aims to bring some of the best international content on fashion, food, travel, and more to English-speaking readers with the help of volunteer translators. The site is offic...
09:35 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Open Compute Project To Develop A Network Switch, A First-Of-Its-Kind Open Source Project
Open Compute willdevelop a specification and a reference box for anopen, networking switch and will do it from the ground up in the fashion of open-source software efforts such as those developed by t...
09:20 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch America Needs A Pro-Growth Immigration System
Editor's note: Marco Rubio is a United States Senator from Florida. Follow him on Twitter @marcorubio.Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportationwill examine the role of...
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Klout Gets Into The Q&A Business By Launching Klout Experts (With Help From Bing)
So what does a high Klout score actually get you? The infleunce-measuring startup already offers prizes through its Klout Perks program, and there are bragging rights, too (unless your friends think y...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Path Inks Partnership With Sprint To Be Featured App On Three New Devices
Path hasn't had a particularly smooth road in terms of PR lately, but today brings some good news from the social networking app.Path will announce today that its app will be built in for one-touch do...
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Cover Raises $1.5M From OATV And Others To Bring Uber-Like Payments To Restaurants
New York City-based startup Cover seeks to simplify the process through the magic of mobile payments. It does that with a payments platform and mobile application that would reduce all the fuss and ca...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch G2 Crowd Takes On Gartner Magic Quadrant With Crowdsourced Review Platform
G2 Crowd wants to disrupt Gartner’s Magic Quadrant through a real-time, crowdsourced platform of peer reviews and social analytics targeting the CRM and marketing automation markets. The new ...
08:34 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Soccer Apps Get Hot As FTBpro Secures $5.8M To Go Global While The Football App Inks 10M From Earlybird
There's something about Soccer (and as a Brit, by that I mean Football, pulease...) that seems to have captured investors' imagination of late. A case in point: FTBpro, a large fan-generated content p...
08:28 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Focusing On International Expansion, Square Hires Former US Trade Negotiator Demetrios Marantis To Head Policy Efforts
Square has made another key hire todayDemetrios J. Marantis will be leading the companys international government, regulatory, and policy work. Marantis most recently served in President Barack Obamas...
08:23 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch New, Trump-Injected Crowdfunding Site Will (Not Really) Make Your Dreams Come True
Are you ready for Donald Trump to (not really) give you (not real) money for your (not really) amazing project? Well, (not really his) new site, FundAnything, is ready to take your money! The new fund...
08:13 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Why Syria's Response On The Internet Outage Is Complete BS
The Syrian government claims it's working to repair yesterday's widespread Internet blackout. State-run media are reporting that a "fault in optical fibre cables" disconnected the beleaguered Middle-...
08:11 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Google Makes Its Customizable Apps Admin Console Available To All Customers
Today, Google announced the eventual rollout of a brand new look for its Admin Console, an area that only admins of Google Apps will see. The aim of the redesign is to help those admins get to informa...
08:09 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Coming Soon To Microsoft's Office Web Apps: Real-Time Co-Authoring, Editing On Android Tablets, Easier File Management
Microsoft’s Office Web Apps have been around since 2010. Since then, they have slowly morphed from lightweight document viewers to relatively full-blown Office apps. Going forward, Microsoft sen...
08:06 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Earl, The Android Tablet That Wants To Be Your Backcountry Buddy
Sure, your Android tablet probably works like a champ when you’re splayed out on the couch, but is it one of your go-to gadgets for when you go traipsing through the great outdoors. I’d wa...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Movable Ink Gets $11 Million Series B Led By Intel Capital For Real-Time Email Marketing Tech
Movable Ink, a New York City-based company whose technology lets clients create more relevant email marketing campaigns, has taken on $11 million in a fresh round of funding.The funding, which serves ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Crunch, Crunch, CrunchU: Course Registration Is Now Open
That crunching sound you hear is software eating the world, and TechCrunch is always looking for ways to pull a chair up to the feast. For example, we have CrunchBase for data and CrunchBoard for jobs...
07:59 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch With Snap Your Stay', HotelTonight Launches A More Visual (And Less Review-y) Take On Hotel Reviews
Before he co-founded last-minute hotel booking startup HotelTonight, one of CEO Sam Shank's previous companies was the hotel review site TravelPost. And today, he's launching what he said is a reinven...
07:56 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Backed By $1.7M In Funding, MIKA Debuts A New Fashion Shopping Site Featuring Top Designers, Daily Looks & Exclusives
Elena Fesenko grew up in the fashion industry. Her mother worked as a buyer for Bloomingdale’s, and she herself spent time both as a fashion design student and model. Now Fesenko has translated ...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch The Robohand Project Gives Kids A New Grip On Life
Makerbot has released an inspiring video about how a group of hackers built 3D-printed hands for children and adults who are missing fingers or entire hands. The project aims to take the cost and comp...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Google Glass Update Adds Hangout, Google+ Notifications, Long Press For Search Throughout The UI
Google Glass is still very much a pre-release product, but a new update today edges it closer to a shipping device, thanks to some core functionality additions that you'd expect to see in consumer Goo...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Bang With Friends Goes Mobile, Launches On iPhone And Android
You know, it's been a pretty good few days for the (still mostly undercover) dudes behind Bang With Friends, the app that aims to help you do exactly what its name implies. Just days after word trickl...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch OpenSignal Launches WeatherSignal, Using Its Crowdsourcing Cell Phone Coverage Tech To Tackle Meteorology
OpenSignal, the UK startup that has made a name for itself with its Android and iOS apps that crowdsource cell phone coverage based on data picked up from users' devices, is branching out into another...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Crosswa.lk Debuts First Public-Facing Tool To Send iOS Apps From Web To Mobile, No Need To Launch iTunes
Crosswa.lk, a mobile application discovery which just over a year ago arrived on the iPhone as an improved version of Apple’s “Genius,” has been quietly building a new product over t...
06:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch iOS 7 Mobile Traffic Spikes On Both iPhone And iPad Ahead Of Apple's WWDC, According To Onswipe
Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is only around a month away, and while we're already expecting to see iOS 7 at least previewed at the event, now we have some actual data to back up that...
06:25 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch La Dolce Vita Startups At TechCrunch Italy In Rome, 26-27 September
This October we're looking forward to bringing you a full-blown, all-hands-on-deck, TechCrunch Disrupt Europe in Berlin, the only Disrupt conference outside North America. This will feature the bigges...
06:21 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Betaworks-Backed Telecast Brings The TGIF TV Experience To Mobile Internet Video
When this generation looks back to retell the best and most amazing past times of the early oughts, surfing YouTube will undoubtedly be on the list. But as we shift to a more mobile lifestyle, content...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch CardFlight Partners With Stripe And Launches SDK To Become The Stripe Of Real-World Payments'
CardFlight is launching with an encrypted, Square-like card reader of its own, as well as an SDK and APIs that will allow developers to create apps and take "card-present" payments on their mobile app...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Localytics Adds Features To Complete The Picture For Mobile App Developers And Marketers
Boston-based Localytics is fleshing out its mobile app analytics and marketing platform in a major way today with a variety of new features to help not just with customer acquisition, but also with mo...
04:11 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch HealthTap Raises $24M Series B Led By Khosla Ventures For Its Doctor Q&A Platform
HealthTap, the doctor Q&A site and mobile app, has closed a $24 million series B round of funding -- capital it says it will use to acquire "top talent", expand its web and mobile offerings, and a...
03:49 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch T-Mobile's Q1 2013 Shows 500K iPhone 5 Sales In One Month, Signs The Un-Carrier' Plan Is Working
T-Mobile USA has reported its first quarter earnings for 2013, and this marks the first reporting period ever that the newly rebranded "Un-Carrier" has included iPhone 5 sales, which began at T-Mobile...
03:19 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch AOL Q1 Beats The Street On Revenues Of $539M But Misses On EPS Of $0.32, As Global Display Inches Up To $140M
AOL (owner of TechCrunch) has just reported its Q1 results for the quarter, and it's a mixed bag, with sales of $539 million, up 2%, beating Wall Street estimates, but with diluted earnings per share ...
03:19 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch AOL Q1 Beats The Street On Revenues Of $539M But Comes Even On EPS Of $0.32, As Global Display Inches Up To $140M
AOL (owner of TechCrunch) has just reported its Q1 results for the quarter, and it's a mixed bag, with sales of $539 million, up 2%, beating Wall Street estimates, with diluted earnings per share comi...
03:19 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch AOL Q1 Beats The Street On Sales Of $539M, Comes Even On EPS Of $0.32, As Global Display Inches Up To $140M
AOL (owner of TechCrunch) has just reported its Q1 results for the quarter, and it's a mixed bag, with sales of $539 million, up 2%, beating Wall Street estimates, with diluted earnings per share comi...
02:48 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Trulia Acquires Market Leader For $355M To Take Its Business Beyond Listings And Deeper Into SaaS For Real Estate Professionals
Online real estate company Trulia has announced it plans to acquire real estate SaaS CRM provider Market Leader for$355 million. The SEC filing is here. Trulia said the combined company will havesome ...
02:48 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Trulia Acquires Market Leader For $355M To Take Its Business Beyond Listings And Into SaaS For Real Estate Professionals
Online real estate company Trulia has announced it plans to acquire real estate SaaS CRM provider Market Leader for approximately $355 million. The pair said the rational for the merger is to create a...
02:29 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Tablet Purchases To Drive Mobile Content Revenues To $65BN In 2016, Up From $40BN+ In 2013, Says Juniper
As tablet ownership & usage continues its upward trajectory, little surprise that more people are expected to be paying for more stuff on tablets in the coming years. But analyst Juniper has put o...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch New Database Reveals Adjacent Hospitals Charging $200,000 Difference For Same Procedure
A new federal database of hospital prices shows a massive disparity in medical costs. "Average inpatient charges for services a hospital may provide in connection with a joint replacement range from a...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Teases Lumia 928 In Low Light Camera Test, Pits It Against Galaxy S3 & iPhone 5
Nokia is teasing the Lumia 928 -- a phone it has not officially announced yet, despite all the leaks, rumours and, er, magazine ads -- in a camera comparison video posted on its U.S. website. All this...
12:28 pm GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Codoon, Jawbone UP's Chinese Knock-Off
Codoon is one of the first wearable tech gadgets produced by a Chinese company. It's also an almost exact copy of the Jawbone UP. Sina Tech reports Chinese consumers will be able to get a Codoon on th...
11:27 am GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch China's Efforts To Rapidly Build Its 4G Network Is A Boon For Struggling Telecom Gear Makers
The Chinese government will reportedly begin issuing 4G licenses (link via Google Translate) by the end of this year or early 2014 at the latest, following news that China Mobile is set to take constr...
09:13 am GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Google Maps Said To Be Getting A Facelift That Could Appear At Google IO
Google's bound to pull back the curtain on some goodies at its annual I/O conference next week (though it's being characteristically quiet about the whole thing), but could a redesigned version of Goo...
05:36 am GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Backed By Rappers Nas And Pusha T, Urban Culture-Focused Media Company Mass Appeal Raises $1.2M
Mass Appeal, a joint venture that's both reviving the Broolyn-based, graffiti-focused magazine of the same name and also moving into online content, is announcing that it has raised $1.2 million in fu...
05:36 am GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Backed By Rapper Nas, Urban Culture-Focused Media Company Mass Appeal Raises $1.2M
Mass Appeal, a joint venture that's both reviving the Broolyn-based, graffiti-focused magazine of the same name and also moving into online content, is announcing that it has raised $1.2 million in fu...
03:08 am GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn, On The Lookout For More Stickiness, Adds Curated Content Channels On LinkedIn Today
LinkedIn, now at 225 million users, continues to introduce more features to its site to keep people returning to the it and staying there for longer. Today it's the turn of LinkedIn Today, its social ...
03:08 am GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn, On The Lookout For More Stickiness, Adds Channels With Curated Content On LinkedIn Today
LinkedIn, now at 225 million users, continues to introduce more features to its site to keep people returning to it and staying there for longer. Today it's the turn of LinkedIn Today, its social news...
02:35 am GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Cisco Meraki Launches Presence, With Facebook Account Log-In To Wireless Networks
Cisco Meraki has launched a new service called Presence that provides data about mobile behavior across location and automatic login to wireless hotspots using a person's Facebook account....
02:33 am GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Dots, Betaworks' New Super Addictive iOS Game, Nabs 1 Million Downloads In One Week
Dots, a game launched just last week out of betaworks, has reached over 1 million downloads in just one week of availability.According to a blog post, the app hit number 1 in eight countries, and went...
02:04 am GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Wants To Touch People's Lives Every Day, And Is Developing For Google Glass
What is Yahoo? Marissa Mayer just laid out the company's identity and future at Wired Business Conference. The key words she repeated over and over was "Every Day". That's when Yahoo wants you to use ...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch TC Cribs: A Trek Through DotCloud, An Urban Jungle For Plotting World Domination
It's been a while since the TechCrunch TV team has taken a tropical vacation, but we were able to take a walk on the wild side (no passports required) while shooting this latest episode of Cribs at op...
01:54 am GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe's David Wadhwani On Subscriptions, Behance, Hardware And Piracy
Earlier today, I had a chance to sit down with Adobe’s David Wadhwani, the senior vice president and general manager for Digital Media and public face of Creative Cloud at the company’s MA...
01:28 am GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch BitTorrent Steps Up Monetization Efforts By Taking Its (Potentially Paywalled) Content Bundles Into Alpha
BitTorrent is taking a new step today in its efforts to help creators make money (and make money itself) it's releasing a new content packaging format called the BitTorrent Bundle in alpha mode.The c...
01:13 am GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Security Firm: Syria Has Largely Disappeared From The Internet
War-torn Syria is reportedly experiencing massive Internet outages. Both Google’s transparency monitor and security firm Cloudflare are reporting near zero levels of traffic out of the area. Thi...
01:11 am GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Must Make Home A Layer Atop Your Widgets And Homescreen, Not A Replacement
"Where did my Android go?" is the common theme of Facebook Home reviews in Google Play. People want the widgets and old homescreen they meticulously curated. Facebook needs to preserve and offer quick...
12:37 am GMT - Wed, May 8, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Arrives On Google Glass Thanks To Unofficial Photo Sharing App
As the days go by and developers get their hands on Glass, the basic apps that we need to survive in the wild and share our photos are popping up. Today, Glass To Facebook is available for those who w...
11:51 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Google+ Hangouts On Air Now Process Videos During Recording, Allowing For Live Rewind And Immediate Publishing
Google+ Hangouts allow for groups of friends or colleagues have an intimate face-to-face conversation, but the “On Air” feature of the service allows you to broadcast to the masses. T...
11:43 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft's Julie Larson-Green Says Windows RT's Slow Start Is A Consumer Education Problem
Microsoft’s Corporate VP for Windows Julie Larson-Green was at WIRED’s Business Conference today, and she was put on the spot when asked by interviewer and WIRED Senior Editor Michael V. C...
11:36 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Confirms It Will Offer Users Their First Taste Of Windows Blue In Late June
Windows 8 launched to mixed reviews just over half a year ago, and Microsoft has dutifully pushed out nearly 740 tweaks and updates over the intervening months. Even so, rumblings of a sizeable update...
11:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Nest Acquires MyEnergy To Boost Its Home Energy Management Tools
Nest proved that energy monitoring can be tantalizing. And it's about to get even better. The company just announced that it has acquired MyEnergy to further enhance its suite of monitoring tools. Ter...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Google Forms Finally Become Useful Thanks To Properly Formatted Date And Time Fields
Google Docs, now Drive, have always had an option to create forms that would drop data right into a spreadsheet. This is super handy until you tried to do something like…collect date and time in...
10:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Developing For Android Is Much Easier Now
Software quality assurance testing on Android devices is far easier than it was just a year ago, at least according to one of Asia’s largest mobile app developers, Animoca. The Hong Kong company...
10:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Developing For Android Is Much Easier Now, Animoca Claims
Software quality assurance testing on Android devices is far easier than it was just a year ago, at least according to one of Asia’s largest mobile app developers, Animoca. The Hong Kong company...
10:32 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Google Reminds iOS Developers That They Can Easily Integrate Chrome With Their Apps
Google just reminded developers that they can use Chrome as the default browser for their apps and easily switch back and forth between app and browser. With x-callback, Google says, developers can op...
10:22 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch File Transfer And Sync Service Pi.pe Launches Pi.pe Prints, Offering Photo Printing Options For Over A Dozen Cloud Services
Pi.pe, the file transfer and synchronization service which emerged from San Francisco-basedPixelpipe, has previously served as one of the only serious utilities to move photos and other media files be...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch TheFind Draws From Facebook Likes And Past Shopping History To Personalize Product Search
Shopping search engine TheFind is debuting a more personalized search feature today. Personalized search sifts through the millions of online products available to give you personal results based on a...
09:59 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Identity Platform about.me Buys Wefollow To Boost Interest Search
Startups of a feather flock together. Wefollow, a company that was spun out of Digg, has been acquired by About.me, a company that was spun out of Aol. And get this, there's more: Lead About.me invest...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Atlas App Launches To Make Managing Your Calendar Suck Less
Atlas is a mobile app not just for notifying you of when and where you have meetings, but more importantly, for setting them up. The app works by getting you through the gnarly process of setting meet...
09:31 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch How The Internet May Have Increased Young Marriages 14%
As millions of 20-somethings defy the age-old tradition of young marriage for another decade of baby-less romance, one study suggests that the Internet is responsible for boosting holy matrimony 14% a...
09:29 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's Recent Acquisition Parse Launches Hosting For Developers' Web Presence
Parse, the mobile back-end startup that Facebook recently bought to set up a new developer-focused business, just launched hosting. Parse It's meant to help mobile developers that have a desktop web ...
09:28 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch We're 80% Of The Way To Fake Meat That's Indistinguishable From The Real Thing
If you've flirted with vegetarianism like I have, then you're probably aware of a range of meat substitutes, all of which pale in comparison to the real thing. But now Beyond Meat CEO and founder Etha...
09:07 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Appoints Ad Vet Nicola Mendelsohn As Its New VP For EMEA
Facebook has finally found a permanent person for one of its key leadership positions in its international operation: Nicola Mendelsohn, a longtime veteran of the ad industry, is joining the social ne...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch YouEye Raises $3M For Its Webcam-Based Usability Testing Service With Emotion Recognition
YouEye, a usability testing service that uses a pool of screened candidates to help designers and developer get feedback for their sites, today announced that it has raised a $3 million funding round ...
08:45 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Ghost Will Take Your Boring Blog To The Next Astral Plane
To paraphrase Cracker, I would wager what the world needs now is another content management system like I need a hole in the head. However, I’m pleased to note that I will allow Ghost a pass. Gh...
08:32 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch On The Internet, If You Don't Die, You Win Sometimes, Says Winner Evan Williams
Serial entrepreneur Evan Williams spoke onstage at Wired's Business Conference, about going from Pyra Labs to Blogger to Obvious to Odeo to Obvious to Twitter to Obvious to Medium. Whew! "Turns out I'...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch PlaceIQ Raises $6.75 Million To Serve You Ads Based On Your Location
Hyper-local ad startup PlaceIQ has raised an additional $6.75 million in Series B financing to enable marketers to target their messages to users based on location. The funding was led by U.S. Venture...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch OpenStreetMap To Give Google Maps A Run For Its Money By Launching Its New iD' Editor
Google has become the king of maps because of the technology that it has developed over the past eight years. One competitor, OpenStreetMap, has developed its own tools and built a community of map en...
07:34 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch The Three Things Warby Parker Did To Launch A Successful Lifestyle Brand
Warby Parker, like so many other lifestyle/tech hybrid companies, faced the problem many small companies see while trying to launch a real brand: how do you make the story resonate?...
07:31 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Urban Compass Comes Out Of Stealth With A Hyperlocal Social Network, And A Disruptive Rental Portal That Will Serve As A Magnet
Urban Compass, a New York-based startup that last year raised an $8 million seed round while still in stealth mode, is coming out of the shadows of the city and debuting its first services in public b...
07:14 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Rovio Is Finally Introducing A Way To Sync Your Progress In Angry Birds And Other Games Across Devices
Angry Birds maker Rovio today finally introduced a way for users to save their gameplay and progress in the cloud, and then resume play on any device. Called simply “Rovio Accounts,” it...
06:33 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Ambient Location Didn't Work, So Business Networking App Intro Pivots To Mobile Group Management
It’s fair to say that the “ambient location” craze has passed. Several of the mobile apps intent on connecting people with friends and other recommended users nearby are still strugg...
06:27 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch iPad Mini With Retina Display Screen Production To Start In June Or July, NPD DisplaySearch Says
The iPad mini is quickly becoming a key component of Apple's product lineup, and according to some sources, might even be the best-selling tablet Apple makes at this point. The smaller tablet hit shel...
05:38 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch TenFarms Raises $2.7M To Launch Adtile, A New Approach To Mobile Ads
TenFarms, a startup working on couple of interesting mobile product ideas, just announced that it has raised $2.7 million in funding from undisclosed angel investors.The company has already released i...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch RunKeeper For Pebble Arrives, Bringing Run, Walk And Bike Ride Progress Tracking To The Smart Watch
So far, the Pebble smart watch has done little besides offer up watch faces for users to tinker with, but the apps are starting to come in, and today marks the much-anticipated debut of early marquee ...
04:10 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch CircleUp, An Investment Platform For Non-Techie Consumer Startups, Raises $7.5M Led By Union Square
CircleUp, a startup that connects investors with retail and consumer companies that wouldn't attract traditional venture funding, has raised a $7.5 million Series A.The round was led by Union Square V...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Nordic VC Creandum Closes Its New 135M Fund Targeting 25-30 Seed To Series A Investments
More VC money sloshing around Europe. Creandum, the Stockholm-based VC best known for its earlyinvestments in the likes of Spotify and Videoplaza, has closed its third fund at 135 million (~$177m), la...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Internet Mall Wanelo Gets Personal With Wanelo 3.0
If anything on the Internet is like a mall right now, it's social shopping site Wanelo. Call it the Pinterest for products or the Twitter for products or the whatever for products, the platform is sta...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Now 200M Users Strong, Viber Launches Desktop App With Video Calling In Version 3.0
Viber has made quite a name for itself as a global mobile first company, but today that all changes as the company breaks ground in the desktop space. That means that starting today, Viber's 200 milli...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Revel Adds Photo-Based Identity Theft Prevention To Its iPad Point-Of-Sales System
San Francisco-based Revel Systems is essentially the industry leader when it comes to iPad-based point-of-sale (POS) for restaurants, grocery and now retail, and today it's adding additional security ...
03:02 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Chute Raises $7M To Help Publishers And Brands Manage User-Generated Photos (And Use Them In Ads)
Chute, a startup that offers tools for collecting and displaying photos, has raised $7 million in Series A Funding.The round was led by Foundry Group, with participation from existing investors Freest...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Kim Dotcom Makes Another Plea For Legal Relief As U.S., UK, Canada Attorneys General Converge Down Under
Kim Dotcom and his legal team are seizing the moment of a meeting of attorneys general from the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in Auckland to bring more attention to his legal fight with ...
12:31 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch TripAdvisor Review Express Service Lets Businesses Bulk Email Visitors To Ask For Reviews
TripAdvisor already has more than 100 million reviews on its sites, but it needs even more in order to continue competing against rivals like Yelp and Foursquare. Review Express, a service the travel ...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Rocket Internet-Backed FoodPanda Raises $20M As It Prepares For The Next Course In Its Food Delivery Ambitions
The food delivery wars continue to heat up: today foodpanda, the Rocket Internet-incubated startup that offers a one-stop service to order food from a selection of restaurants and take-out joints to b...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Rocket Internet-Backed FoodPanda Raises $20M+ As It Prepares For The Next Course In Its Food Delivery Ambitions
The food delivery wars continue to heat up: today foodpanda, the Rocket Internet-incubated startup that offers a one-stop service to order food from a selection of restaurants and take-out joints to b...
11:29 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Baidu Confirms $370M Purchase Of PPS, Underscoring Online Video's Importance For Internet Companies Around The World
After weeks of rumors, Baidu finally confirmed today that it has acquired the online video business of Shanghai-based PPS for $370 million. PPS will be merged into iQiyi, Baidu’s video platform ...
11:14 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Evernote Launches Yinxiang Biji Business, Taking Its Premium Business Service To China
A year ago, Evernote kicked off its strategy to bring its personal organization app to China, with the launch of Yinxiang Biji on its own dedicated platform. Today, it's taking the next step in moneti...
11:14 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Evernote, Now With 4M Users In China, Now Aims For Enterprise Users With Yinxiang Biji Business
A year ago, Evernote kicked off its strategy to bring its personal organization app to China, with the launch of Yinxiang Biji on its own dedicated platform. Now, with 4 million users of the Chinese v...
11:14 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Evernote, Now With 4M Users In China, Aims For Enterprises With Yinxiang Biji Business
A year ago, Evernote kicked off its strategy to bring its personal organization app to China, with the launch of Yinxiang Biji on its own dedicated platform. Now, with 4 million users of the Chinese v...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch AWS Offers General Availability For Node.js, The Popular Development Platform
Node.js is the everyman's platform for developing apps. It's JavaScript on the sever. It's relatively easy to learn and it's immensely popular. Now Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released the Node.js S...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Appoints A New Lead In China As It Seeks To Reverse Its Declining Sales In That Country
Nokia's newly-appointed general manager of China, Erik Bertman, has plenty of experience in emerging markets, but it's unclear if he'll be able to reverse the Finnish company's rapid loss of market sh...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch thePlatform Simplifies Event Streaming By Adding Live Video To Its Content Distribution Platform
thePlatform is taking steps to make live event streaming easier for their customers. The company, which is a subsidiary of Comcast, is launching a new, SaaS-based platform which will allow networks to...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Says It Has Sold More Than 100M Windows 8 Licenses, 250M App Downloads In Last 6 Months, Blue Coming Later This Year
By most accounts, Windows 8 isn’t all that popular, but according to Microsoft’s latest numbers, the company has now sold more than 100 million copies of the latest version of its desktop ...
07:10 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Tumblr's Teenaged, Double-Edged Sword
"im ddeleting the internet [sic]": A telling re-blog from a teenaged girl on the blogging platform turned social networking site Tumblr, in a chain of re-postings that had her pondering Tumblr's impac...
05:29 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch ATG Founders Aim To Turn Company-Building Into A Science With Their New Venture Foundry' Redstar
Jeet Singh and Joe Chung have already had a nice exit, taking their enterprise software company Art Technology Group public (it was acquired by Oracle for $1 billion back in 2010). Now they're hoping ...
04:33 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch In Praise Of Slow Hardware
In all the discussions I've had with hardware makers about their products, one thing is becoming clear: in the end, the cheap part is never cheap. Take a look at this post about a Kickstarter project ...
04:31 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Riding A New Transparency Wave In Science, Academia.Edu Lets Researchers Share Their Raw Data
It wasn't until widely respected economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff shared the Excel files behind their influential paper on the relationship between government debt and economic growth, th...
03:30 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Monday In Tech And Hip-Hop: Sheryl Sandberg Joins RapGenius, Everyone's Obsessed With Snoop's New App
Mondays aren't always smile-inducing, but today two news stories cropped up that were pretty fun -- and showed the increasing crossover between the worlds of technology and hip-hop. First, Facebook CO...
03:01 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Since Photos Are Boring Without Filters, Glassagram Will Spice Up Your Google Glass Pics
Thanks to Instagram, we rarely see photos taken from camera phones without some type of filter on it. Even Twitter’s photo service uses Aviary to drop an earthy overlay or black-and-white treatm...
02:49 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Senate OKs Internet Sales Tax With Overwhelming Bipartisan Support
The United States Senate overwhelmingly supported a tax on Internet sales today, voting 70-24 in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act. The outcome was expected after a similar non-biding show of appr...
02:49 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Senate OKs Internet Sales Tax With Overwhelming Bipartisan Support [Update]
The United States Senate overwhelmingly supported a tax on Internet sales today, voting 70-24 in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act. The outcome was expected after a similar non-biding show of appr...
02:44 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch SkyGiraffe Raises Seed Round From 500 Startups Partner And Original .Net Creator For Mobile App Platform
SkyGiraffe, an enterprise mobile platform provider, has raised a seed round from well-known investors, including Parker Thompson, a partner at 500 Startups and Yuval Neeman, a former corporate vice pr...
02:12 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Protesters Smash Google Shuttle Bus Piata In Fight Against Rent Increases [Video]
Sick of high-paid tech employees driving up rent prices, protestors in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood held a "Anti-Gentrification Block Party" and beat on a Google bus pinata before cops broke u...
01:50 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch PriceHub Wants To Tell You How Much Your Car Is Really Worth, With Data To Prove It
How much is your car worth?It's an easy enough question to answer. Punch in the details at Kelley Blue Book and bam question answered, ego stoked (or not.)But how do they know how much it's worth? Fo...
01:46 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe's Hardware Experiments Are More Than Just Hobbies: Hands-On With Project Context
At its MAX conference in Los Angeles today, Adobe showed quite a few products that will soon be available to its customers, but it also highlighted a number of hardware experiments, including Project ...
12:38 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Has Acquired MOVL To Build Out Better Multiscreen Mobile And TV Apps
Over the last few years, Samsung has been working hard on building technology to improve the communication between its connected TVs and mobile devices, whether they be iOS or Android phones or tablet...
12:28 am GMT - Tue, May 7, 2013
Techcrunch An Anti-Abuse Ad With A Secret Message Only Children Can See
In order to discreetly reach abused children, one aid organization designed a clever billboard that only displays a hotline number for people shorter than 4'5". The secret is a precisely serrated surf...
11:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Freestyle Capital's Dave Samuel And Redpoint's Chris Moore
After a brief hiatus for TechCrunch Disrupt, Ask A VC is back this week with two all-star guests in the investing world. First up we have Freestyle Capital's Dave Samuel. Later in the week, Redpoint P...
11:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe's Flash Professional Gets Improved Support For HTML5 Publishing, Real-Time Mobile Testing And A New Code Editor
Flash may be dead, but Adobe’s Flash Professional has already gone beyond just being a Flash tool and it’s getting a major update today. The new version, Adobe says, has been “rebuil...
11:08 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch About.com's New CEO On How To Stay Relevant
Even with 84 million uniques each month, About.com tends to fly under the radar. But there is change afoot since IAC bought out About.com from the New York Times last year, most notably the appointmen...
11:01 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch The Onion's Suspected Twitter Hack Reveals The Syrian Electronic Army's Morbid Humor
The Syrian Electronic Army has apparently hacked The Onion’s twitter account, exposing the groups seriously morbid sense of “humor”. “UN retracts report of Syrian chemical weap...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox Announces Its First Developer Conference, The Invite-Only DBX On July 9th In SF
Dropbox doesn't want to be a storage service. It wants to be the data layer uniting your information on all apps. To get more apps and enterprises integrated with its platform, today it announced DBX,...
10:35 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe's Dreamweaver Web Dev Tool Gets New Visual CSS Designer, Enhanced Grid Layout And PhoneGap Build Support
Adobe‘s just announced the latest version of Dreamweaver, its tool for quickly developing web content. The new version has now caught up with a number of modern web development techniques and al...
10:23 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Debuts Project Mighty Smart Stylus For Tablets And Napoleon, A Digital Ruler And Guide
Adobe surprised everyone by showing off a new hardware effort today at its annual MAX conference, including Project Mighty and Napoleon. Mighty is a pressure-sensitive digital pen that works with tabl...
10:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch A Thought Experiment On How Google's New Palestine Page Could Undermine Peace Talks
The Israeli Foreign Minister has sent a strongly worded letter to Google CEO, Larry Page, warning him that their new Palestine search page could undermine Middle-East peace negotiations. “Such a...
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch SpiderOak Unveils Hive, Streamlines Zero-Knowledge Privacy Storage
An old saying states that "security is inversely proportional to convenience." This explains the slow adoption of many important security technologies. HTTPS, the secure version of the HTTP protocol u...
09:40 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On Jaron Lanier: Why Entrepreneurs Need To Make Their Customers Wealthy
In his acclaimed new book, Who Owns The Future?, which is out today, Lanier takes Silicon Valley to task for monopolizing ownership of the future....
09:38 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Updates Edge Animate HTML Animation Tool With Motion Paths, Lets You Host Your Files On Adobe's CDN
As part of its general update to Creative Cloud, Adobe today announced the latest version of Edge Animate, its timeline-based tool for creative HTML5 animations. While this is one of the minor updates...
09:32 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Google Ventures Announces Its Newest General Partner, MG Siegler
After 19 months of working with our founder, Michael Arrington, on setting up CrunchFund, MG Siegler has moved on to a similar role at a firm that continues to make waves in the venture world, Google ...
09:06 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Goes All-In With Subscription-Based Creative Cloud, Plans To Stop Selling Regular CS Licenses & Shrink-Wrapped Boxes
Adobe believes its future lies in digital distribution and subscriptions – and it’s about to bet the company on this. As Adobe announced at its Max conference in Los Angeles today, it̵...
09:06 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Goes All-In With Subscription-Based Creative Cloud, Will Still Sell CS6 For Now But Will Stop Developing It
Adobe believes its future lies in digital distribution and subscriptions – and it’s about to bet the company on this. As Adobe announced at its Max conference in Los Angeles today, it̵...
09:03 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Sign Up Now For The Austin TC Meetup + Pitch-Off
After the amazing success of our New York Pitch-Off in February, we thought it would be fun to bring the energy and excitement of a mini-Disrupt to more cities across the country. We're pleased to ann...
09:03 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Debuts Photoshop CC, With RAW Editing As A Filter And Advanced Camera Shake Reduction
Adobe is having its annual MAX conference this week, and today it lifted the lid on a number of new products, including Photoshop CC, the new, Creative Cloud-era version of its incredibly popular phot...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Basico Gets $500K To Launch Luxury Apparel Basics E-Commerce Brand For Brazil
When it comes to quickly growing markets, it's hard to beat Brazil, where an emerging middle class is driving strong demand for all kinds of products -- particularly in the e-commerce sector. The late...
08:59 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Updates Creative Cloud With File, Settings And Preference Syncing, Deep Behance Social Integration
It’s a big day for Adobe today, as the company is announcing new versions of all of its Creative Suite and Edge developer tools at its Max conference in Los Angeles today. All of the Creative Su...
08:59 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Updates Creative Cloud With File, Settings And Preference Syncing, Deep Behance And Typekit Integration
It’s a big day for Adobe today, as the company is announcing new versions of all of its Creative Suite and Edge developer tools at its Max conference in Los Angeles today. All of the Creative Su...
08:38 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Glassnost Is A Google Glass Photo Sharing App That Sends You Realtime Feedback On What You Share
As time goes on and more Google Glass developers start tinkering around with their Explorer kits, we’ll start seeing all types of apps pop up for the device. The fun part about this is that we&#...
07:37 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Nintendo Offers Smartphone App Porting Tool, But Should Be Porting Its Content To Phones Instead
Nintendo is trying to get people to buy the new Wii U, but it just isn't working, according to recent sales numbers. Now, the Japanese gaming giant is hoping that helping developers port their smartph...
07:12 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch What You Need To Know About The Liberator 3D-Printed Pistol
Now that we have confirmation that the Liberator 3D-printed pistol can be fired without destroying the body, let's address what this means for 3D printed weapons and, presumably, weapons in general....
07:08 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Tapestry, The App To Help Seniors Stay Connected, Raises Further $400k To Bring Its Wares To iOS Ahead Of U.S. Launch
Australian startup Tapestry, which makes an app for Android tablets to help seniors stay connected to family members, has raised $400,000 in new funding in the form of a grant from Commercialisation A...
07:07 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Responding To Threats, Aereo Asks Court To Block Do-Over Suits In New Districts Ahead Of Boston Launch
Today marks the latest step in Aereo's legal battle with major broadcast networks like Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC, with the live TV streaming/DVR service filing a declaratory judgement action against CBS,...
06:52 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Dell Moves Deeper Into The Software Business, Acquires Enstratius, One Of The Most Recognized Cloud Management Startups
Dell has acquired Enstratius, a provider of cloud management software considered one of the most innovative startups in the market by Gartner Research. The acquisition gives Dell another way to provid...
06:04 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Panna, A Video-Based Cooking Magazine For iOS, Raises $1.35 Million
Panna, a video cooking magazine iOS application which connects users to celebrity chefs, has raised $1.35 million in a round of funding led by Anthem Ventures. Others participating include Lerer Ventu...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch The Fitbit Flex Is The Best Fitbit Yet
The Fitbit Flex is a Fitbit you wear on your wrist. And it's awesome.Without naming names, I've owned and extensively used just about every quantitative self gadget on the market. Most of them are jus...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Samsung Galaxy S4
Haven't quite gotten your fill of the Galaxy S4? We haven't, either. First came the announcement, then the obligatory berating posts about the crazy launch event, followed by the review, which brings ...
05:47 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Tactus And Synaptics Create A Reference Tablet For OEMs With An Amazing, Disappearing Keyboard
One of the most impressive things we happened upon at CES this year was the Tactus keyboard, a special fluid-filled layer that could be baked into a tablet or smartphone to provide users with a physic...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile PC Market To More Than Double On Demand For Tablets And Touch PCs, According To Report
The mobile PC market isn't doing great, but that's only if you look at it independently of tablet device sales. NPD DisplaySearch now says that over the next five years, however, the mobile PC market ...
04:41 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Tightens The Noose On Apps For Recommending Apps, Going After Sharing And Search Tools
Apple has recently taken action against apps that violate clause 2.25 of its App Review Guidelines according to PocketGamer, a rule that says no app should replicate functionality of the App Store in ...
03:17 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch T-Mobile Targets Small Businesses With New Business Connect SaaS Phone Service, Partnering With Stealth ChooChee
T-Mobile, fresh from the completion of its merger with MetroPCS and new NYSE listing, is now sharpening its focus on new customers and new products, beginning with small businesses and cloud-based, so...
02:23 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Designers Rejoice, Froont Wants To Keep Developers Out Of The Responsive Web Design Process
Inventure-backed Froont has launched in public beta today with a web-based tool that aims to make it easy for designers to create, prototype and share responsive website designs, without the need to c...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Wi-Fi Indoor Positioning Firm YFind Launches Analytics Tool
Prepping for its US expansion, Singapore-based indoor positioning technology firm YFind has launched a broader analytics tool so that its customers can slice and dice foot traffic information in malls...
11:23 am GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Intel's McAfee Buys Cloud-Based, Networked Firewall Specialist Stonesoft For $389M In Cash
McAfee, the Intel-owned security specialist, has just announced that it is buying Stonesoft Oyj,a Finland-based specialist in firewall protection products, for $389 million in cash. The move will let ...
11:23 am GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Intel's McAfee Is Buying Stonesoft, A Finnish Networked Firewall Specialist, For $389M In Cash
McAfee, the Intel-owned security specialist, has just announced that it is buying Stonesoft Oyj,a Finland-based specialist in firewall protection products, for $389 million in cash. The move will let ...
10:45 am GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch JoyTunes Lands $1.5M, Releases New App To Help You Learn To Play Instruments Through Interactive Mobile Games
Founded in 2010, Israeli startup JoyTunes has been on a mission to become the Rosetta Stone of music -- to help those looking to learn play an instrument do so by turning practice into a mobile game, ...
09:30 am GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Launches Appstore and Developer Web Site In China
Amazon quietly launched its Appstore in China this weekend in a surprise move that paves the way for the rollout of Kindle devices in that country. At the same time, Amazon also debuted its Chinese-la...
07:54 am GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Tapgram Aims To Make Messaging Easier For People Who Can't Easily Communicate
There were plenty of promising startups showing off at Disrupt NY 2013s Startup Alley (one of them even became a Battlefield finalist as an audience choice), but none managed to yank on the ol heartst...
03:30 am GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Grow First, Ads Later: Facebook's Strategy For Desktop, Mobile, And Now Instagram
When you're spreading like wildfire, why douse the flames to make a few bucks? Facebook's willingness to wait on advertising helped its site and mobile apps grow massive, and now it's applying the sam...
01:01 am GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch Everlane CEO Michael Preysman On Keeping An Edge Amidst The Copycats [TCTV]
Everlane has built a really unique business that straddles the tech and consumer spaces, by using technology to provide luxury quality apparel at much lower prices than traditional high-end designers....
12:00 am GMT - Mon, May 6, 2013
Techcrunch On Rekindling A Sense Of Mystery
In the tangled web of digital social networks that we weave one thing is increasingly absent: a sense of mystery. We are so wrapped up in our digital social graphs theres rarely room for gaps. The cha...
11:04 pm GMT - Sun, May 5, 2013
Techcrunch Saturday Night Live Takes On Google Glass
Aaaand the Google Glass jokes have officially gone mainstream.Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update the bit that long ago became the best reason to tune into SNL took on Glass last night and, well, t...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 5, 2013
Techcrunch 6 Experts on Speeding Up Data
Speed. That’s what it’s all about these days. The problem: it’s still more effective to use FedEx than trying to squeeze a data load across a network. It’s an absurd reality wh...
10:06 pm GMT - Sun, May 5, 2013
Techcrunch Chris Dixon On How Tech Can Turn NYC Into A Town That Makes, Not Takes [TCTV]
Andreessen Horowitz partner Chris Dixon has been a big part of the New York City scene for years -- and finance has long been a dominant industry in the city. So when talking about the ascent of Bitco...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 5, 2013
Techcrunch Iterations: A Youthful Rebellion Against The Permanence Of Facebook's Walled Garden
Facebooks mission is to make the world more open and connected. Indeed, great things can come from this, and for many of its one billion users, Facebook isnt just on the web -- it is the web. It is wh...
08:11 pm GMT - Sun, May 5, 2013
Techcrunch There Is In Fact A Tech-Talent Shortage And There Always Will Be
For America to maintain its fragile role as the most innovative nation on earth, it must perpetually attract the world’s best and brightest. There will always be trailblazing engineers who stay ...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 5, 2013
Techcrunch Temptation
Editors Note: Nir Eyal writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business atNirAndFar.com. Follow [email protected] How do products tempt us? What makes them so alluring? It is easy to a...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 5, 2013
Techcrunch The Philosophy Of Game Development By The Numbers
Editors note: Hassan Baig is an entrepreneur who runs White Rabbit Studios, a South Asian gaming startup he founded four years ago in Pakistan. There areseveral metricsthat game developers keep an eye...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, May 5, 2013
Techcrunch Backed Or Whacked: Bridging Worlds Without Words
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.One of th...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, May 5, 2013
Techcrunch Sequoia's Aaref Hilaly Says Messaging Apps Are A New Kind Of Social Network
Investor Chamath Palihapitiya's skeptical comments about the current wave of tech startups (comments that included a not-too-veiled dig at Snapchat), ended up fueling plenty of discussion at our Disru...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, May 5, 2013
Techcrunch Barley Aims To Be The Absolute Simplest Way To Create And Edit Websites
Sometimes the simplest product demos can be effective.Take a new web editor called Barley. To show off the product, co-founder Colin Devroe opened me a regular old web page, then changed the wording o...
02:04 am GMT - Sun, May 5, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Blocks Path's Find Friends Access Following Spam Controversy
Facebook's social graph went missing from yesterday's update to Path's smartphone app, and Facebook now confirms it has restricted Path's API access. Path can no longer look up your Facebook friends, ...
01:05 am GMT - Sun, May 5, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: Ok Glass, Let's Talk Games
It's a little bit sexy and a little bit dorky, but Google Glass has finally arrived. Beyond the initial productivity uses of the device, how important are games going to be for driving its adoption, a...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 4, 2013
Techcrunch People Are Speaking, Markets Are Reacting, Fears Are Falling And Hackers Are Gonna Hack!
Editors note:Howard Lindzon is co-founder and CEO ofStockTwits, a social network for traders and investors to share real-time ideas and information.The markets are not changing so much as the technolo...
09:44 pm GMT - Sat, May 4, 2013
Techcrunch Napster For Pirated 3D Printing Templates?
Buy it in a store, laser scan it at home, upload it to the web, print it anywhere. 3D printing is poised for the mainstream, but what happens when one person's finely hand-crafted designs can be pirat...
09:05 pm GMT - Sat, May 4, 2013
Techcrunch Salesforce Joins Datahug's $4M Series-A, While Valley VCs Love Its Who Knows Who' Platform
Last October, Datahug, a business networking automation startup, which is also being used by VCs, secured a 2.5 million Series A financing led by European VC DFJ Esprit. But it's now adding to that po...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 4, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Glass Onion
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor well, we talked Google Glass. @scobleizer has certainly made the case for the life-altering shower-taking scenarios, but w...
07:04 pm GMT - Sat, May 4, 2013
Techcrunch Celebrate Star Wars Day By Blinding General Grievous, Losing R2
Beep boop boop bee squeee! Happy May 4th a k a Star Wars Day (say the date out loud and you'll figure out why). In celebration, quite a few hardware vendors have released special gear for the day, the...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 4, 2013
Techcrunch How To Go From $0 To $1,000,000 In Two Years
Editors note:James Altucheris an investor, programmer, author, and several-timesentrepreneur.A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how this was the year you had to quit your job. I gave the reasons why...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 4, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Cloud Is Eating Apple's Lunch
A new front has opened in the smartphone war, and for the first time in many years, Apple is both outnumbered and outgunned.I'm not talking about the phones themselves. iOS is still better than Androi...
08:00 am GMT - Sat, May 4, 2013
Techcrunch Silicon Valley And The Reinvention Of Food
Fake meats have been around for years, but a new crop of Bay Area startups backed by tech investors think they can make meat substitutes good enough to compete with the real deal. The most ambitious p...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, May 4, 2013
Techcrunch With Over 15M Sites Built, Weebly Launches New Planner And Mobile Editor, Brings Website Creation Service To Android
In this day and age, if you own a small business, you need a web (and mobile) presence. It’s just the way it is. Some might opt just to go for a social media approach, a Twitter account and a Fa...
01:30 am GMT - Sat, May 4, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Index Ventures' Mike Volpi On What To Look For In A Board Member And More
In this week's Ask A VC episode, we sat down with Index Ventures partner Mike Volpi.Volpi, who makes investments in both enterprise software and consumer internet companies, serves on a number of boar...
01:17 am GMT - Sat, May 4, 2013
Techcrunch Audience Development Startup LinkSmart Raises $5 Million From Foundry And Costanoa
A little less than a year ago, a little company called LinkSmart launched to help publishers use text links to get their readers reading more. Now it has raised $5 million in Series B funding to take ...
12:56 am GMT - Sat, May 4, 2013
Techcrunch Roelof Botha On Why Sequoia Isn't Giving Its Billion-Dollar Companies IPO Pressure [TCTV]
A funny thing has happened in tech in recent years. It used to be that you could expect a venture-backed company to file for an IPO soon after a few rounds of funding -- after, say, its Series C or Se...
12:40 am GMT - Sat, May 4, 2013
Techcrunch With New Service, Any Device Could Run Almost Any Program From Anywhere
In the near future, the only difference between a smartphone, tablet, and a laptop will be the size of the screen. Hardcore gamers could play 3D intensive games in a smartphone, and Michael Bay could ...
12:38 am GMT - Sat, May 4, 2013
Techcrunch We've Heard A Similar Reaction To Google Glass Somewhere Before
Google Glass is finding its way to developers and othersand the reaction has been, well, predictable. So far, there are those who think that Glass will absolutely change the world, that it’s our...
12:09 am GMT - Sat, May 4, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 05.03.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific....
11:56 pm GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Here's What The Large Hadron Collider Looks Like Through Google Glass
If Google is worried about Google Glass being too "nerdy", they probably wouldn't be sending people rockin' the Glass into the heart of the most gloriously nerdy thing in the world, the Large Hadron C...
11:05 pm GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Gentry Underwood On How The Overnight Success Of Mailbox Came From Years Of Working On Orchestra
The quick adoption of Mailbox only came after the team behind it spent years developing and iterating on a productivity app called Orchestra. In a conversation backstage at Disrupt NY 2013 earlier thi...
10:53 pm GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Everyone! Look! Acer!
When was the last time you talked about Acer? Never? Me too. The company, which is the fourth largest PC maker in the world by the way, announced the Acer Aspire R7 this morning. It's a mighty morphin...
10:24 pm GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch New VC Firm Happens Right Under Our Nose
My old boss used to say that a story is something you'd tell someone in a bar or at lunch, so I'm going to tell you guys the tale I've been telling people at bars and lunches. Yesterday, Aol Ventures ...
09:52 pm GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: Disrupt, Acer, And Hydroponics
This week on the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast we talk about Acer (WTF, Acer?), Disrupt, and Bitponics . This time we’re joined by Matt Burns, Darrell Etherington, Greg Kumparak, and Michael Seo as...
09:27 pm GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's Q1 Lobbying Spend Soars 277 Percent To $2.45M; Google Down 33 Percent
It's no secret that the amount of time that tech companies are spending in Washington, D.C., is at a high. And money spent on lobbying has also been reaching peaks for a number of well-known technolog...
08:21 pm GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Here Is How Not To Decorate Your Office
Lightbank, the venerated Chicago-based venture capital firm, made a very good decision this morning: It's removing these large-scale photos of people falling from buildings that have been hanging in i...
08:21 pm GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Defense Distributed Claims To Have Produced The First Fully 3D-Printable Pistol
While Defense Distributed, the Thingiverse for gun parts, has been working on a 3D-printed lower receiver for the AR-15 for some time now, they’ve finally announced that they’ve completed ...
07:49 pm GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Swatch Automates Movement Assembly, Pushing Watchmaking Into The Third Quarter Of The 20th Century
While I kid a bit in the headline, this is actually pretty cool: Swatch, the largest manufacturer of mechanical watch movements in the world, has created a movement that is assembled entirely using au...
07:45 pm GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Acer Goes To A Whole New Level Of Crazy With The Aspire R7
Acer just announced the Aspire R7, a strange hybrid of a desktop all-in-one, laptop,and a tablet that was previously teased in some promotional Star Trek commercials. It’s honestly really, reall...
07:18 pm GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Spotify Acquires Music Discovery App Tunigo, A Spotify-Powered Songza Competitor
Spotify has acquired Tunigo, one of the many music apps that are powered by its API, AllThingsD's Peter Kafka reported today. The details of the deal aren't being made public, but the startup will mov...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch BootstrapAccelerator Asia Wants To Bring Promising Southeast Asia Startups To Silicon Valley
Though Southeast Asia is one of the world’s fastest growing economies and benefits from a youthful, tech-savvy population, the region’s startup ecosystem is still in its infancy and many f...
06:49 pm GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Belkin's Thunderbolt Express Dock Is The Best Damn Thing In The World
Thunderbolt, you were a tech with near unlimited promise when first introduced, but what have you done with all that power? Since my first Thunderbolt-equipped Mac, I've essentially been using the por...
06:25 pm GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Wander Launches Days App, Looks To Change Your Perspective Of Photo-Sharing Entirely
You’ve likely heard whispers of a company called Wander in the past year. They nabbed $1.2 million, launched out of TechStars, and have since gone relatively quiet. Until today. Today Wander is ...
06:01 pm GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch The Stinky Gaming Footboard Hits Its Kickstarter Goal, Proving PC Gamers Are More Coordinated Than Previously Thought
Innovation FTW! The Stinky Gaming Footboard reached its Kickstarter goal. The novel gaming controller is headed to production. I have a Stinky under my desk right now. Much to my surprise, the control...
05:55 pm GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Google Glass Will Soon Also Let iPhone Users Access Navigation And Text Messages
To use text messaging and navigation on Google Glass, users currently have to pair it with an Android phone and install the Glass companion app on their phones. This will change very soon, however, on...
05:52 pm GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Staples Is Now Selling 3D Printers
Do you guys have any Green Day? Really? Yeah, like the early Knitting Factory stuff. Not this Dookie garbage. Yeah, I liked them before they sold out. What about Neutral Milk Hotel? Is the new album a...
05:13 pm GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch The Nook HD and HD+ Get Google Play, Knocking Down The Wall On The Barnes & Noble Android Garden
The Nook HD and HD+ got a great update late last night (via Engadget), as Barnes & Noble finally moved away from its closed and system-specific app and media ecosystem. The two Android tablet...
03:48 pm GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch LG Working On A Nexus 5, Wants Deeper Partnerships On TVs And Glass, Report Claims
LG is an Android smartphone OEM that, like many others, finds itself in the shadow of Samsung. But it scored an impressive hit with the Nexus 4, the $300 unlocked Google-branded Android reference phon...
09:15 am GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Pentagon Clears BlackBerry, Samsung Devices For Defense Dept Use
BlackBerry and Samsung devices have been given the go-ahead for use on Defense Department networks. The approved devices are BlackBerry 10 smartphones, BlackBerry PlayBook tablets using the Enterprise...
09:15 am GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Pentagon Clears BlackBerry, Samsung Devices For Defense Dept. Use
BlackBerry and Samsung devices have been given the go-ahead for use on Defense Department networks. The approved devices are BlackBerry 10 smartphones, BlackBerry PlayBook tablets using the Enterprise...
06:02 am GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch The Trouble With Identity's Late Arrival On Instagram
BeTheDancer is Alex Greenburg's name and handle on Instagram. He's a good friend and a brilliant photographer, but because Instagram doesn't require real names, I had a lot trouble using the app's new...
05:38 am GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Step Is A Journaling App That Helps You Make Sense Of Your Life
There are already plenty of journaling apps out there, but Step stands out as a personal data aggregator that records and helps you make sense of your life's minutiae....
04:56 am GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Tiptop Speakers Launches On Kickstarter To Take Advantage Of Your Room's Natural Acoustics
Look over to one of the upper corners of the room youre in. Whats there? If youre like me, probably nothing.Three Stanford product design majors are building a speaker to take advantage of the wasted ...
04:45 am GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Despite A Staff Shakeup, AOL Ventures Lives On With Co-Founder Jon Brod At The Helm
Fortune reported earlier today that Mike Brown Jr. and much of the team that ran AOLs venture funding arm have formed their own VC firm Bowery Capital that aims to find and fund enterprise-friendly ...
03:16 am GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Evernote Partners With South Korean Messaging Giant KakaoTalk
Evernote is going after KakaoTalk’s 90 million registered users by inking a partnership deal with the South Korean messaging giant that would bring Evernote integration to KakaoTalk’s mobi...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Connected Kitchen Scale From Chef Sleeve Tracks Your Nutrition Bite-By-Bite
Chef Sleeve has been selling its iPad-protecting plastic sleeves since 2011 to keep kitchen gunk off the iPad you're using while you cook. They also make a chopping board with a built in iPad stand. B...
02:51 am GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Who Is Tech's Most Inspiring New Founder? SV Angel's Ron Conway, David Lee, And Brian Pokorny Name Names [TCTV]
Ron Conway, David Lee, and Brian Pokorny meet new startup founders practically every day as investors at renowned angel funding firm SV Angel. So when they came backstage at this week's Disrupt NYC ev...
12:54 am GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Stock Dips 10% On Q2 Forecast Of Slowing Growth, Even As It Beats Q1 Estimates On Sales of $324.7M; EPS $0.45
LinkedIn has just reported Q1 earnings of $324.7 million, up 72% year-on-year, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.45, both soundly beating analysts’ estimates (via First Call) of $317 million...
12:54 am GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Stock Dips 10% On Slowing Growth, Even As It Beats Q1 Estimates On Sales of $324.7M; EPS $0.45
LinkedIn has just reported Q1 earnings of $324.7 million, up 72% year-on-year, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.45, both soundly beating analysts' estimates (via First Call) of $317 million and E...
12:47 am GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Ironically, Smartphone Taxi Apps Blocked In NYC After Industry Groups Claim They Make It Easier To Discriminate
Transit trade groups pulled out the race card and managed to block smartphone taxi “e-hailing” a day after they were cleared to pilot in New York City. Associate Justice Helen E. Freedman ...
12:38 am GMT - Fri, May 3, 2013
Techcrunch Garrett Camp Distills His Uber And StumbleUpon Expertise Into New Holding Company Expa
The rise of the company builders is right. As Leena wrote in her spot-on post, "Operators are foregoing the traditional path of joining a traditional VC to instead create a studio-like holding operati...
11:25 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Songza Launches Version 3.0 With Improved Search, Quicker Navigation, And Revamped UI
Songza, the app that matches expert-created music playlists to your mood or activity, has just released a huge update to its iOS app, streamlining the experience quite a bit and cleaning up the UI to ...
11:22 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Heads Up! Game From Impending Shows How Branded Can Be Beatiful
A new game today available for iOS devices called Heads Up! provides an entertaining experience you could only have with a smartphone, with a simple game mechanic and a video sharing feature that mean...
11:22 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Heads Up! Game From Impending Shows How Branded Can Be Beautiful
A new game today available for iOS devices called Heads Up! provides an entertaining experience you could only have with a smartphone, with a simple game mechanic and a video sharing feature that mean...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch In The Studio, Sutter Hill's Sam Pullara Carves His Own Path From Technologist To Venture Capitalist
Those who know in the Valley know the name Sam Pullara. Whether it was his time as a repeat entrepreneur and technical founder, or stints as an EIR at some of the Valley's most premier venture capital...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Lumu Is A Digital Light Meter For Photographers That Plugs Into Your iPhone & Tells You What Camera Settings To Use
Meet Lumu: a digital light meter for photographers that plugs into the iPhone's headphone jack as a smaller and smarter replacement for traditional analogue light meters. It's used in conjunction with...
10:29 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch With A Widespread Launch Looming, Mozilla Rolls Out Firefox OS Simulator 3.0
Mozilla was keen to talk up the 3.0 version of its Firefox OS simulator back in March, but didnt have much to share about when eager developers could start fiddling with it. Thankfully for HTML5 buffs...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Zoho Launches Card Scanner With Direct CRM Integration
Zoho has a new Card Scanner app for iOS for its SaaS platform that allows a customer to take a photo of a business card and have that data stored in the Zoho CRM or as a new contact.The appscans busin...
09:48 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Is Google Getting Serious About Gaming? Noah Falstein Hired As Chief Game Designer
Well, what do we have here? Somewhat under the radar, Google has hired the computer games veteran Noah Falstein to the position of Chief Game Designer. Yes, that's right, the search giant, not normall...
09:43 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Dextr, An Android Email Client For You And Your Friends
I hate using email. I get an average of 60 to 70 emails every day, and only one precent of them are from people I actually care about. Using email today is all about sifting through the clutter. Dextr...
09:09 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch In the Wake Of Funding, Skimlinks Launches New Products To Face Off Opposition
Last month Skimlinks, the platform that allows publishers full control over affiliate links and content monetization, completed a growth financing round led by Greycroft Partners and others, while exp...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Redfin Takes On Zillow's Zestimates With New And Improved Home Value Tool
Redfin is launching a new feature today that allows prospective home buyers and sellers to better estimate a home’s value. Anybody who has ever searched for a house or tried to sell one is proba...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Instagram Now Lets Anyone Tag You [Or Brands] In Photos, Adds Them To Photos Of You Profile Section
Today Instagram launches photo tagging, the feature that fueled Facebook's early growth. New Instagram iOS and Android updates rolling out now let you tag any person or brand in your own photos, which...
08:46 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch As Moshi Monsters Hits 5 Years, Can It Pull Off Three New Games?
Five years after being started as back-bedroom project by Michael Acton Smith, Mind Candy, the company which came up with the hugely successful Moshi Monsters kids game, has achieved a lot. Unusually ...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Ads Startup SocialWire Raises Another $1M, Chief Revenue Officer Bob Buch Becomes CEO
SocialWire, a startup building Facebook ads for retailers, has raised $1 million in "seed extension" funding. The company is also announcing that Chief Revenue Officer Bob Buch, a former exec at Aol a...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Ad Startup SocialWire Raises Another $1M, Chief Revenue Officer Bob Buch Becomes CEO
SocialWire, a startup building Facebook ads for retailers, has raised $1 million in "seed extension" funding. The company is also announcing that Chief Revenue Officer Bob Buch, a former exec at Aol a...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Citrix Launches Podio Chat To Bring Instant Messages, Video And Audio Chat To Its Social Business Platform
Citrix today added a new real-time chat feature to its Podio social business platform that allows users to discuss projects, tasks, documents and other items by using standard instant messages, as wel...
06:13 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch MasterFX Photo App Claims To Make You A Michelangelo Not An Instagram Sheep
Photo and video apps have rocketed up the app store charts driven by apps like Instagram and Vine, becoming the third largest category in iOS downloads. Most contain casual photo filters and simple ed...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Yext Launches Sync, An Easy Way For Local Businesses Their Many Facebook Pages
While Foursquare has been the most hyped location startup out of New York, there is actually another startup that is growing a real business from serving merchants with about 150,000 locations globall...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Yext Launches Sync, An Easy Way For Local Businesses To Update Their Many Facebook Pages
While Foursquare has been the most hyped location startup out of New York, there is actually another startup that is growing a real business from serving merchants with about 150,000 locations globall...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Box Of Awesome Acquires Swapit To Become A SuperAwesome Kids Discovery Platform
I'm pretty much out of superlatives when writing about Dylan Collins' latest venture. Box of Awesome, which we previously described as a free Birchbox for kids, has acquired trading community Swapit. ...
05:40 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Working On Lightroom For iOS, Looks To Be A Powerful Mobile RAW Editor
If you do much photography at all, you probably have come across and enjoyed Adobe Lightroom, the digital darkroom suite that makes photo editing a snap, especially for RAW files, which preserves a wi...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff On How The Company Will Use Its Technology To Attract Brand Advertisers
Vox Media has very quickly become a huge force in online media. The owner of websites like SB Nation and the Verge is seeking to create a whole new generation of premium properties online, as a way to...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Stylish Office Products & Furnishing E-Tailer Poppin Raises $11.1 Million Series B, Prepares Offline Expansion
Poppin, an online office products and furniture shop whose goal is to make design more affordable (and Pinterest-worthy), is announcing today having raised $11.1 million in Series B funding. The round...
01:02 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch FeedHenry Secures $9M Funding Led By Intel Capital To Feed Boom in Mobile Enterprise
If, say, a company uses both Sharepoint and Salesforce inside a mobile app, to get that data into one app they need multiple levels of API integration. Because of the enormous boom in mobile and table...
12:47 pm GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Shenzhen's Huaqiangbei Sellers Are Struggling As Phones Get Cheaper
This is the ground floor of one of the electronics malls in Shenzhen’s famed Huaqiangbei district. Huaqiangbei is a stretch of large malls and shops in the Southern Chinese province, and due to ...
11:31 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch China Is Investing $810M In Beidou, A Navigation System It Hopes Will Eventually Rival GPS
China is investing $810 million into the development of Beidou (BDS), the navigation satellite system that it is positioning as a rival to the U.S.-developed GPS. According to China Daily, the money w...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Readying For An IPO, Peer-To-Peer Lending Marketplace Lending Club Raises $125M From Google And Others At $1.6B Valuation
Peer-to-peer lending platform Lending Club is announcing a huge new investor today: Google. Google and existing investor Foundation Capital have put $125 million in Lending Club, which was valued at $...
05:14 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Philz Coffee Raises Eight-Figure Round From Summit, Angels, As Specialty Coffee Market Heats Up
I've found that when people visit San Francisco, it's not unusual to hear them ask something like: "No seriously, is there a coffee shop on every block in this city?" Yes, San Francisco likes coffee. ...
05:06 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Survey Finds UK Startups Upbeat On Growth And Revenues, Downbeat On Fundraising
Startups in the UK are upbeat about the future and usually more profitable (comparatively) than their US counterparts (which tend to focus on growth over revenues). But they find raising Series A mone...
04:30 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch New York Startup Scene Shines At TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013
The champagne bottles are empty. The startups are packing up. TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 is a wrap, and it was a hell of a show. Enigma won the Startup Battlefield, taking home $50,000 and the Disrupt...
03:39 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch The FitBark Pet Activity Monitor Is A Reasonable Device For Pet Owners
I dont want to awaken the ire of any committed pet owners but I would be lying if I said I didnt cringe a little bit when I hear about extreme pet products and services like doggie treadmills, pet psy...
03:21 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 Is Enigma!
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. This year’s crop of Disrupt NY Battlefield startups has been one of our strongest yet, but out of the 30 that entered the fray only seven would go on to t...
02:38 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch David Karp: Ten Out Of Ten Of The Biggest Hollywood Studios Now Advertise On Tumblr
Today, at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Tumblr founder David Karp and Sequoia partner (and Tumblr investor) Roelof Botha took the stage to talk to TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington about how the blogging pla...
02:26 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Acquires Four Million User To Do' App And Mailbox Competitor Astrid, Will Shut It Down In 90 Days
Happier, healthier,more productive. That was the goal of mobile app Astrid, and now Yahoo is taking up the mission as it’s just acquired the to-do app developer. Co-founded by a former Palantir ...
02:26 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Acquires 4M-User To Do' App Astrid, Will Shut It Down In 90 Days
"Happier, healthier,more productive." That was the goal of mobile app Astrid, and now Yahoo is taking up the mission as it's just acquired the to-do app developer. Co-founded by a former Palantir engi...
02:26 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Acquires 4M-User To Do' App Astrid, Is Now In A Holding Pattern For 90 Days
"Happier, healthier,more productive." That was the goal of mobile app Astrid, and now Yahoo is taking up the mission as it's just acquired the social productivity platform. Co-founded by a former Pala...
02:15 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Angel Investor, Spotify Fixer Shakil Khan Launches Coindesk, A Bitcoin Resource
Shakil Khan, an angel investor and advisor to Spotify, just launched Coindesk, a Bitcoin resource and news site, amid a boatload of hype and VC interest in the crypto-currency. Khan says Coindesk was ...
02:14 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Big Brands Want Ads On Instagram, But Facebook Is Waiting Until Growth Slows
Facebook says that there are no plans for now to add advertising to Instagram, even though advertisers are approaching them, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said today during the company's Q1 earnings call. But a...
02:14 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Big Brands Want Ads On Instagram, But Facebook Is Focused On Growth For Now
Facebook says that there are no plans for now to add advertising to Instagram, even though advertisers are approaching them, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said today during the company's Q1 earnings call. But a...
01:57 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Take The H.E.L.M. 2.0 Is A Competition Designed To Encourage Startups To Move To NYC
Take The H.E.L.M. 2.0 is a competition from theNew York City Economic Development Corporation that is designed to encourage tech startups and other fledgling companies to move their offices to lower M...
01:57 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft WebMatrix 3 Web Development Tool Comes With Deeper Windows Azure Integration And Support For GitHub
Microsoft has released WebMatrix 3, the latest version of its free web development tool. The new version now comes with deeper Windows Azure integration and support for GitHub. WebMatrix users can now...
01:34 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch App Install Ads Earned Facebook Real Revenue And Helped 3800 Developers Drive 25M Downloads
Facebook app install ads were the star of Facebook's earnings call today. Sheryl Sandberg said 3800 developers, including 40% of the top 100 iOS app developers, used the ads to drive over 25 million ...
01:31 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Snapzoom Gives You A Smartphone Camera Mount That Turns Binoculars Into A Super Zoom Lens
A lot of people don't carry cameras anymore, now that they have smartphones. But that means that you could miss opportunities to capture great moments, especially when you're missing out on the great ...
01:10 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Taking A Different Tack, Nimbuzz Chat Startup Partners With Pakistan Operator Mobilink
Recently we've seen a lot of news articles about the potential for chat apps to take over the role of SMS. Analysts Informa recently came out with the research that suggested that 2012 was the tipping...
01:07 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's iOS 7 Will Ship On Time For A Preview Release In June And Full Launch In September, Report Says
Apple's iOS 7 will arrive "on time," according to a couple of well-placed sources following a report from Bloomberg this morning that suggests it was risking delays in the face of major software chang...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Earnings Graphs Shows Shift To Mobile May Be Depressing Domestic Ad Revenue Per User
It appears that as people switch from the desktop where Facebook shows multiple ads per page to mobile, Facebook is earning less ad revenue per user in its most important markets. While user growth he...
12:40 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch A Walk Through Hardware Alley At TC Disrupt
Dogs, drones, and digital controllers, oh my! This year's Disrupt conference in New York was full of amazing webs services and software, but Hardware Alley brought out the best in hardware startups an...
12:22 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch About 30% of Facebook's Advertising Revenue, Or $375M, Came From Mobile Platforms
Almost one-third of Facebook’s advertising revenue is now coming from mobile platforms, according to the company’s latest earnings release. About $375 million of Facebook’s $1.25 bil...
12:16 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Yelp Cuts Losses In Q1 To $4.8M, Sees Revenue Jump 68% To $46M And Record 102M Monthly Uniques On Web, 10M Mobile
Yelp, the local online business and restaurant guide that first launched in the U.S. in 2004 and now lives in 21 countries and 12 languages, and has more than 100 million monthly unique visitors as of...
12:11 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's Monthly Active Users Up 23% to 1.11B; Daily Users Up 26% To 665B; Mobile MAUs Up 54% To 751M
In Q4 of last year, Facebook’s mobile MAUs surpassed desktop for the first time in its history. That trend continued in Q1 2013 with 751M MAUs. This is what we learned with today’s release...
12:11 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's Monthly Active Users Up 23% to 1.11B; Daily Users Up 26% To 665M; Mobile MAUs Up 54% To 751M
In Q4 of last year, Facebook’s mobile MAUs surpassed desktop for the first time in its history. That trend continued in Q1 2013 with 751M MAUs. This is what we learned with today’s release...
12:07 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Q1 Earnings Beats With $1.46B In Revenue, Up 38%, But Misses With Flat EPS Of $0.12 Non-GAAP
Facebook has just posted its earnings for the quarter that ended March 31, 2013. Facebook hit $1.46B in revenue up 38% from Q1 2012, beating the street. However, earnings per shared missed estimates, ...
12:03 am GMT - Thu, May 2, 2013
Techcrunch Tumblr's David Karp On The Pros Of NYC As A Startup Town: At Least Not Everyone's Wearing A F*cking Dropbox Or Airbnb Shirt
At TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 NY today, Tumblr founder David Karp and Sequoia partner Roelof Botha took the stage with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington to discuss Tumblr’s history, the relation...
11:41 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch SV Angel's Brian Pokorny Says Facebook Isn't As Much Fun Anymore - It's A Utility
Brian Pokorny, who recently rejoined SV Angel as a general partner, weighed in this afternoon on the future of a number of high-profile companies Facebook, Twitter, and Yahoo.Pokorny was interviewed ...
11:04 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Bitponics Offers A Cloud-Managed Hydroponic Grow Op Anyone Can Operate
Kickstarter-funded Bitponics was showing off its finished product at TechCrunch Disrupt NY's Hardware Alley today in New York, which is shipping out to backers in the next few weeks according to compa...
11:04 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Warby Parker's Dave Gilboa On Selling Frames From His Apartment, Partnerships, And A Big No Comment On Those Google Glass Rumors
Dave Gilboa, co-founder at Warby Parker, one of the e-commerce startups that has “made it” so to speak, shared some stories from the startup’s early days on an afternoon panel at Tec...
10:53 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Viddy's $2.85M SEC Filing Is Not A Fundraise - It's An Internal Share Conversion
Yesterday, Viddy filed a regulatory document with the US Securities and Exchange Comission that seemed to indicate that the Los Angeles-based video sharing startup had raised $2.85 million in new fund...
10:53 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Viddy: That $2.86M SEC Filing Is Not A Fundraise - It's An Internal Share Conversion
Yesterday, Viddy filed a regulatory document with the US Securities and Exchange Comission that seemed to indicate that the Los Angeles-based video sharing startup had raised $2.85 million in new fund...
10:48 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch SV Angel Team Counters Chamath Palihapitiya's Startup Skepticism: Innovation Is Not Dead'
Michael Arrington began moderating a panel at Disrupt NY today with Ron Conway, David Lee, and Brian Pokorny of SV Angel by noting that he was "pissed off" by investor Chamath Palipitiya's comments on...
10:31 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Education Startup Siminars Grabs Deepak Chopra For First Major Project
The team at Siminars has developed what they call an "online platform with all the tools you need to build, publish and distribute highly effective courses." It means that rather than just using a wri...
10:31 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Rap Genius Reveals Its Business Model Will Be Enterprise Genius' Collaborative Annotation Tool
How could a site for explaining rap lyrics make good on its $15 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz? Because it's also a collaborative text-annotation platform that enterprises are asking for....
10:01 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Brewster Brings Its Personalized, Mobile Address Book To The Web With Easy Contact Sharing
Brewster launched late last year with a simple goal: Replace your tired old A-to-Z contact list with an address book that actually understands your relationships and, in turn, helps you become a bette...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch First Round Capital Expands $500K, Student-Run Investment Arm Dorm Room Fund To Silicon Valley
VC firm First Round Capital has steadily expanded its The Dorm Room Fund from Philadelphia, to New York. And today, the firm is heading west with its latest Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area-b...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Kenneth And Ben Lerer Talk Good Design, Strong Politics, And Mixing Work And Family [TCTV]
For some of us, hanging out with our parents is something best relegated to off-work hours and holidays. But Kenneth Lerer and Ben Lerer have had some big successes working together at Lerer Ventures,...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Lex Machina Raises $4.8M First Round Led By Cue Ball Capital As IP Litigation Reaches New Highs
One of the fundamental problems in intellectual property (IP) litigation is the lack of information available to both plaintiffs and defendants. The identity of the plaintiff and the defendant, the di...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Square Hires An Exec From PayPal To Form Payments Partnerships With Retailers
After bringing on a new global business lead from Google, Square is making another key executive hire today. The payments company is announcing that Alex Petrov, a former PayPal exec, will be Square's...
08:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Chrome's Native-Like Packaged Apps Now Discoverable In The Chrome Web Store For Windows And Chrome OS Dev Channel Users
A few months ago, Google announced the Windows Start button-like app launcher for Chrome on Windows, and with it, a way to easily launch Chrome packaged apps, a new way to write apps that are based on...
08:36 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Limor Fried Explains Why Adafruit Industries Likes Manufacturing In North America
There's a long-held notion that China should be the go-to place for those in need of inexpensive manufactured products, but some prominent makers don't buy it. Our own John Biggs sat down with Adafrui...
08:34 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Taco Bell Asks Twitter Followers To Add Them On Snapchat, Users May Soon See Snaps From Brands
Snackchat! Taco Bell tweeted, "We're on Snapchat" last night, urging their Twitter followers to add them for a "secret announcement" some time today. This is the first major brand to use Snapchat to r...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Joe Lonsdale Of Formation 8 Sees Goverment, Finance, Healthcare, Energy And Logistics As Ripe Areas For Disruption
One of the common themes that we’re hearing from investors during Disrupt NYC has been that the areas that are ready to be disrupted might not be anywhere close to the sometimes sexier-appearing...
08:26 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch TabbedOut Scores Deal With Point-Of-Sale Maker, Will Allow Customers To Pay Their Restaurant Or Bar Tab Via Their Phone At 10,000 Locations
Because waiting for the check stinks.Tabbedout, a startup backed by $5.75 million from NEA and others, has been developing a platform that allows bar and restaurant customers to pay for their tab usin...
08:22 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Goldman Sachs' Anthony Noto On What To Look For In A CFO
Anthony Noto, the global co-head of Goldman Sachs global telecommunications, media and technology group in investment banking, took the stage at this morning’s TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 event t...
08:20 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Adafruit's Limor Fried Wants To Make People Comfortable With Their Electronics, Inside And Out
Recently consumer electronics have tended to be more about closing things down then opening them up, but New York-based Adafruit is working to help reverse that trend, and to make it so that people ar...
08:17 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Ashton Kutcher's A-Grade Fund Raising At $100 Million Valuation
Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Ashton Kutcher took the stage with Guy Oseary to talk about their A-Grade fund. Arrington started right away about a rumor that the fund is raising money at a $100 mill...
07:39 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Sued By CopyTele Over Alleged Skype Patent Infringements, Wants To Bring Cases Against 100 More Web Conferencing Services
CopyTele, a "patent enforcement entity" based in New York, has filed a patent infringement suit against Microsoft in connection with its Skype IP calling and messaging service, now used by 280 million...
07:39 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Datahero Turns Data Into Rich Visuals Without The Need For A Data Analyst
Datahero, here at Disrupt NY, represents how the market is segmenting for data visualization and data-analytics tools based upon level of skill, complexity and overall richness and sophistication of t...
07:39 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Rap Genius' Co-Founder Apologizes To Zuck (Then Says They'll Be Bigger Than Facebook)
If you aren't at Disrupt NY or watchin' the livestream back at home, you just missed something pretty special.Our own Josh Constine took the stage with the co-founders of Rap Genius for a conversatio...
07:24 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Lerer Ventures' Ken Lerer: We Are Going To Launch StopTheNRA.com
Today at Disrupt NY, Ken Lerer and Ben Lerer took the stage to talk about Lerer Ventures and their respective entrepreneur stories. One thing that caught the attention of the audience is when Ken Lere...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Raises Your Profile, Now Lets You Add Photos, Videos, PowerPoints And Comments From Others
LinkedIn today announced another upgrade to its site, part of a bigger plan to add more features and reasons for people to hang around on its pages for longer: this time it’s the turn of profile...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Simple Task-Management Asana Debuts Organizations To Help Enterprises Streamline Productivity
Asana, the high-profile productivity startup that's trying to redesign the workplace around tasks (instead of email), is tackling the scale of its productivity app with a new announcement today.Last y...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Charge Your Phone While You Ride Your Bike With The Siva Cycle Atom
While you are riding into work on your bike commute, why not charge your phone? There's a bit more to it than that, but ultimately that is exactly what the Siva Cycle Atom does. A brilliant idea.Reach...
06:53 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Line Passes 150M Users Of Its Sticker-Stuffed Messaging App, Up From 100M In January
Line, a free messaging app made by NHN Japan Corporation that's competing with the likes of WhatsApp and Viber, has pushed past 150 million registered users globally, up from 100 million in January. L...
06:47 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Senator Charles Schumer Plans Bill For USPTO To Review Patent Troll Suits Before They Head To Court
Companies like Google, BlackBerry, Earthlink, Red Hat, and others in the tech community, have been piling pressure on the U.S. government to take a stronger stand against companies that file patent su...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Dots, The Most Beautiful Mobile Game I've Ever Seen
You remember the first time you played Angry Birds, right? What about the first time you picked up the iPhone 4 and realized just how beautiful a phone can be, both in hardware and software? Well, the...
06:24 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Google Partners With Monotype To Bring Its Web Fonts To The Desktop
Google’s Web Fonts collection of open source fonts is now available on the desktop (Mac and Windows). At first glance, that doesn’t make all that much sense, given that the whole idea of W...
06:22 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Rap Genius Is Getting Into Breaking News Analysis With News Genius
The founders of lyric website Rap Genius revealed today that they're starting to move into annotating news content too, under the name News Genius.They were onstage at Disrupt NY, where they gave a su...
06:21 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch SideCar Defends Its NYC Ride Sharing Business, Says TLC Protects Taxi Industry
"The TLC protects the taxi industry. And I dont think anyone in their right mind can deny that fact, Sidecar co-founder Sunil Paul said to applause at Disrupy NY today.Paul argued back and forth with ...
06:09 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch AT&T And LG Make The U.S. Optimus G Pro Official, Coming May 10 For $199.99
LG's Optimus G successor, the G Pro, is coming to AT&T on May 10 with pre-orders beginning May 3, the companies revealed in a press release today. LG's Optimus G Pro offers a 1.7GHz quad-core proc...
06:05 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch On-Demand Taxi Service Hailo Cleared To Operate In New York City
During a panel discussion at Disrupt called “Urban Transportation,” the CEO and co-founder of Hailo, Jay Bregman, announced that the on-demand taxi service has gotten the go-ahead to opera...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Adds New Features For Blind And Visually Impaired Users To Kindle For iOS App, Coming To Other Platforms Soon
Amazon today announced a number of new features for its Kindle for iOS app that aim to make it easier to use for blind and visually impaired users. Today’s update, Amazon says, will make it easi...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Social Bicycles Raises $1.1 Million To Expand Bike Sharing Project
Bike sharing service Social Bicycles has raised $1.1 million to expand the reach of their social bike sharing service to new markets. The company, led by Ryan Rzepecki, reported the funding this morni...
05:49 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Placed Insights Debuts, Bringing ComScore-Like Analytics & Ratings To The Physical World
Madrona-backed location analytics startupPlacedis today launching Placed Insights, a ratings service for real world locations which has been in development over the past two years. The system is desig...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Watch The Last Day Of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 Right Here
This is it, friends: The last day of Disrupt NY 2013. After two days of kick-ass panels and 30 companies launching in the Startup Battlefield, we’re ready to wrap this year’s New York show...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch After Being Hit With A Sting Operation In NYC, SideCar Asks Users To Lobby Mayor Bloomberg For Ride Sharing
Ride-sharing startup SideCar received the first enforcement action against it since launching in the city in March, as a couple of its drivers were stopped by police over the weekend. In response, the...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch With $7.5M From Redpoint, Bill Campbell & Others, Curious Launches A Marketplace For Life-Long Learning
With the growing demand for video-based online education, Curious.com is joining the crowd today with a marketplace that aims help students and teachers connect around a range of subjects, from pipe s...
03:40 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Pathgate Part 2? No One Cares.
It’s been too long since we’ve had a “gate.” Remember Antennagate? Those were good times. We even got Steve Jobs toacknowledgethat one. But Pathgate, part 2, the sequel? Sorry,...
03:36 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch U.S. Court Rules For Facebook In Its Case Against Typosquatters On 105 Domains; $2.8M In Damages
A victory for Facebook in its case against typosquatters -- those who own domain names that are similar to those of a popular site, which they use to confuse people and potentially capitalize on that....
03:25 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch On Deck Adds $17M From Google Ventures And Peter Thiel To Help Small Businesses Connect With Capital
Because there are so many small businesses out there on Main Street that don't have access to the same juicy venture capital rounds that seem pervade today's tech industry, On Deck set out in 2007 to ...
02:10 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch MindMixer Raises $4M For Its Community Engagement Tools
MindMixer, a startup that helps organizations like the City of San Francisco gather ideas from their communities, has raised $4 million in Series B funding.When the company announced its $1.9 million ...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch 23snaps, The Facebook For Families, Flicks The Monetization Switch With Printed Photo Books
23snaps, one of a number of mobile apps that target parents who want to share photos, videos and updates of their children within a private social network, has flicked the monetization switch today. I...
11:01 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Coursera Brings Online Instruction To Teachers, Taking Its First Steps Into The K-12 Market
While some institutions of higher learning have grown skeptical of the MOOC phenomenon spreading through its ranks (and the startups responsible), you have to give Coursera credit for keeping its foot...
10:51 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Alibaba Group's New Stake In Sina Weibo May Help Its Nascent Smartphone OS Gain Traction Against Android & iOS
Pouring $586 million in Sina Weibo gives Alibaba Group several perks, including an inroad into social media and access to the microblogging platform’s data. Not only that, but its new 18 percent...
08:12 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Social Commerce Photo Sharing Network Lockerz Launching Ador, A New Fashion Site
Looks like Lockerz, the social commerce and photo sharing service, may be moving on to yet another chapter in its life. After laying off 30% of its Seattle HQ staff, closing down its San Diego office,...
07:30 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Walk The Floor With Us At TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013s Startup Alley
Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013, there was a brand new batch of startups on display in Startup Alley, and we hit the floor this morning to check them out. There was a healthy mix, including the It...
06:31 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Webydo Makes It Easier For Designers To Build Websites By Creating The Code For Them
Webydo is a cloud-based SaaS for designers who want to be able to sell their website design services without having to get their own hands dirty doing any coding or hire a developer to do it for them....
06:30 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Mowbly Offers A Mobile Platform With A Single-App Approach
Mowbly, which recently launched and is here at Disrupt NY, takes a counter approach to mobile development platform environments. Instead of a steady stream of apps, Mowbly uses a single-app approach t...
06:12 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Save The Mom Puts A Family-Only Social Network On Your iPhone
Italian company and TechCrunch Startup Alley participant at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 Save The Mom has created an iPhone app that's designed to bring families closer together, with social networking ...
05:42 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch The 7 Disrupt NY Finalists: Enigma, Floored, Glide, Handle, HealthyOut, SupplyShift And Zenefits
More than 2,000 people have filled up the historic Manhattan Center with our biggest hackathon and Startup Alley yet, and a set ofincisive discussions with tech leaders. Now it's time for the battlefi...
05:30 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Poutsch Is An Opinion-Gathering Platform For Tracking What The World Thinks
Here's a startup hoping to fill the gap left by the demise of Facebook Questions:French-Belgian startup Poutsch,now based in New York and exhibiting here at TechCrunch Disrupt NY's Startup Alley, has ...
04:48 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Judge Throws Out Craigslist's Copyright Lawsuit, But It Can Still Sue 3Taps Over Data Use
A California federal judge has ruled that Craigslist can't sue real estate listings platforms 3Taps, PadMapper, and Discover Home Network for copyright infringement. But the judgement isn't a complete...
03:51 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch ValueClick Founder Brian Coryat Raises $1.5M For Business Listings Startup Local Market Launch'
Local Market Launch, a startup that helps companies manage the online presence of local stores, is announcing that it has raised $1.5 million in Series A funding.The company was founded by Brian Corya...
03:15 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Viddy Co-Founder Chris Ovitz Lands At Mobile Gaming Startup Scopely
Viddy co-founder Chris Ovitz has landed at another buzzed-about Los Angeles startup, the mobile gaming platform Scopely. He used to head up business development at the mobile video startup Viddy, whic...
03:10 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch App Install Ads Could Be The Growing Cash Calf Of Facebook's Earnings
How do you get hundreds of millions of people to consider downloading your app? One of the only answers is Facebook's app install ads. With the app stores overrun and every company going mobile, app i...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Anyone Can Become A Content Curator On Wiosio
Wiosio is a Turkish company being featured at Disrupt NYs Startup Alley this year, and its a little like what watching television would be like if your friends took over the programming. At first glan...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Anyone Can Become A Content Curator On Woisio
Woisio is a Turkish company being featured at Disrupt NYs Startup Alley this year, and its a little like what watching television would be like if your friends took over the programming. At first glan...
02:49 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch David Tisch Is Bored With His Smartphone's Apps
David Tisch has made quite the name for himself as an investor based in NYC. Most notably, Tisch spent years at TechStars as the Managing Director, and has since left to co-found another investment fu...
02:47 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Disrupt NY 2013 Barrels Along For A Second Day
And with the conclusion of the last Battlefield Startup presentation, the second day of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 has come to a close. The day kicked off with a talk between noted New York City ventu...
02:40 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch ShipHawk Aims To Be The Only Retail Shipping Solution You Ever Need
TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 Startup Alley audience choice for day two is ShipHawk, a Santa Barbara-based shipping startup that launched this week at the conference. ShipHawk, co-founded by Jeremy Boden...
02:26 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch UQ Life Is A Gaming Platform For Personalized Self Discovery, Learning, And Development
UQ Life was founded as a smart platform for self-discovery and personal development, and its designed to help kids learn through collaborative games. Today, as part of TechCrunch Disrupt NYs Startup B...
02:07 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Talkz, Because Messaging With Your Thumbs Is So 2000 And Late
If email is first in line for disruption, messaging has to be second. But a new company launching out of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 has a fresh take on our most favoritest form of communication. Talkz...
01:59 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Stop Forgetting The Important Stuff From Your Meetings, Thanks To Retrace
It's possible that you are an incredibly organized person who remembers everything important from your meetings, and you're part of an incredibly organized team where every post-meeting task is commun...
01:41 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Enterprise Startup Workspot Lets Employees Securely Work From Whatever Device They Want
Mobile enterprise startups are like unicorns. Nearly every VC I talk to wants to have a bet in this space, yet there really aren’t that many new candidates each year. Everyone knows that workers...
01:32 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch KISI Launches Its Keyless Home Access Management Platform On Indiegogo
Munich-based startup and TechCrunch Disrupt NY Battlefield contestant KISI Systems is launching its Indiegogo campaign today. KISI and KISIBox together comprise a keyless entry solution that lets user...
01:18 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Obama To Reportedly Nominate Former Telecom Lobbyist Tom Wheeler As FCC Chair
The White House will reportedly confirm that former telecommunications lobbyist Tom Wheeler will be nominated to chair the Federal Communications Commission. Current FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn wi...
12:56 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch GradFly Launches An Online Portfolio Platform To Let High School Students Showcase And Explore Technical Projects
The resume is going the way of the dinosaur. In the not-so-distant future, it's easy to foresee a time when a one-sheet becomes a interactive, multimedia portfolio of your skills and greatest hits. An...
12:56 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Trulia Reports Slightly Larger Q1 Loss Than Expected, Revenue Grows 97 Percent To $24M
Online real estate company Trulia just released its earnings for the first quarter of 2013, reporting that its revenue grew 97 percent year-over-year to $24 million.Despite the growth, the company sti...
12:42 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch HealthyOut Is Like A Personal Nutritionist For Healthy Food Deliveries
New York-based startup HealthyOut already has a popular iPhone and Android app for quickly finding nearby restaurants and dishes that users can order and have delivered. Today at Disrupt NY 2013, Heal...
12:34 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Seth Sternberg And Ardan Arac On Getting Developers To Adopt Google+ Sign-In
After Google’s announcement and demo of app activities being introduced into its Search product, I spoke with Seth Sternberg and Ardan Arac about how Google+ sign-in is coming along and wha...
12:32 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Overheating HTC Evo Shift Burns Owner
A Columbus, Ohio woman found that her HTC Evo Shift had branded her after overheating while it was under her waistband. The woman, Jennifer Grago, reported that she was using the phone's FM radio whil...
12:30 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Donay Launches A New Way For Businesses And Users To Incentivize And Reward Open Source Programmers At Disrupt NY
Donay, a Dutch startup that’s officially launching at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 NY, wants to make it easier for companies and users to provide incentives to open source developers. Say your compan...
12:22 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch 3DLT Launches The First Store For Printable 3D Objects
Cincinnati, Ohio is best known for the Bengals, Bootsy Collins, and Skyline Chili but it's about to become famous as one of the first cities with a true market for 3D printable designs. 3DLT, a small ...
12:01 am GMT - Wed, May 1, 2013
Techcrunch Traveling Abroad? EatWith Wants To Help You Break Bread With The Locals In Their Own Homes
Nothing makes traveling to a new land more amazing than befriending a local or two. Meet the right person someone outgoing, with a knowledge of the locale and it's like punching in a cheat code. But...
11:49 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch Tell Silly Stories Together With Skit
If Skit had existed in the early 1970s, there is a chance that the career of Monty Python's Terry Gilliam could have been stunted because Skit can produce videos reminiscent of the aforementioned grea...
11:34 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch Docurated Is An Enterprise File Management Service To Search And Collect The Data You Need
Docurated is a document management solution targeted towards enterprise users — it is publicly launching onstage at Disrupt NY. It aggregates all your documents in one place, turning them into a...
11:34 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch Docurated Is An Enterprise Service To Search And Collect The Data You Need From Your Files
Docurated is a enterprise tool targeted towards enterprise users — it is publicly launching onstage at Disrupt NY. It aggregates all your documents in one place, turning them into a beautiful se...
11:23 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch Uber CEO Kalanick Denies Pitching Investors For Funding At A $1B Valuation
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said that he hasn’t spoken to investors in a year and half about raising capital, denying reports that the company is raising funding at a $1 billion valuation. Reuters ...
11:22 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch Trustev Tackles E-Commerce Identity Fraud With An Online Fingerprint Made From Social Signals And More
Trustev, a Startup Battlefield company presenting today at TC Disrupt NY 2013, has developed a product to tackle online fraud using an algorithmic system of social signals, behavioural data and transa...
11:10 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch Enigma Makes Unearthing And Sifting Through Public Data A Breeze
There's a sea of interesting public data out there just waiting to be tapped into, but there's a problem -- most people have no earthly idea how to access it. And even if they're able to make some hea...
11:02 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch Ron Conway Talks Napster And The Sharing Economy Problem That Never Got Solved
On stage at Disrupt NY 2013 today, serial investor Ron Conway and filmmaker/actor Alex Winter took the stage with CrunchFund's MG Siegler to talk about the documentary Downloaded about the rise and fa...
10:58 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch NimbusBase Launches An iCloud For Any Platform At Disrupt NY, Lets Users Store Their Data On Dropbox Or Google Drive
It’s hard to gauge how popular Apple’s iCloud really is, but the idea behind it is solid: give developers a place to save their users’ data, give users control over this data and all...
10:57 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch JamStik, The Mini Guitar That Connects To Your iPhone, Hits Indiegogo
When we first saw the Jamstik at CES this year we called it amazing. Now you can call it yours....
10:45 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch SupplyShift Helps Companies Understand The Environmental Impact Of Their Supply Chain
For large companies that have a long list of suppliers that they work with, it’s not only difficult to manage communication with all of them, but understanding the environmental impact of each s...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch Zuckerberg's Lobby Can't Stay Silent On Secretive Conservative Political Ads Forever
Online backlash is growing against Mark Zuckerberg’s lobby’s secretive ads supportingconservative senators who encourage the creation of the Keystone XL pipeline and drilling in the Arctic...
10:38 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch Braintree Poaches Google Wallet Co-Creator Rob von Behren From Square
Braintree, the Chicago-based payments gateway that’s processing about $2 billion in mobile transactions per year, just poached one of Google Wallet’s creators Rob von Behren from Square. V...
10:34 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch Announcing the CrunchBase Venture Network
We knew CrunchBase was big. We knew because there are 2 million people using the startup database each month. We knew because more than 120k people have contributed 1.6MM data points on companies, ent...
10:16 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch Wii U Reportedly Hacked To Allow Users To Run Games From USB Devices
The builders of a Wii hacking devices, Wiikey, have announced that they've found a method to hack the Wii U to play content via USB media. The kit also claims to work on devices from any region and re...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch AOL's Video Hat Trick: A Slate Of Original Content, Be On Creative Studio, And A Deal With FreeWheel + Mediaocean For Multiscreen Ad Buys
Online video is booming, and today AOL (owner of TechCrunch) unveiled three new initiatives that spell out how it plans to tackle it: 15 original, unscripted shows; a new creative studio, Be On, to cr...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch Bitcoin's Biggest Impact Could Be Changing How Others Build Products, Say Digital Money Firms
What do digital payments companies make of Bitcoin? Here at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, a digital money panel featuring PayPal, Stripe and Gumroad gave its thoughts on the currency that has VCs emptying th...
09:47 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch Lady Gaga's Manager Troy Carter Says Celebrities Can't Add Rocket Fuel To A Bad Product
Troy Carter is one incredibly interesting guy. As Lady Gaga's manager, a tech company co-founder, and an investor in companies like Uber, Votizen, and Summly, he sits in a unique seat at the crossroad...
09:33 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch Google Makes It Easier To Turn Its Chromebooks Into Public Internet Kiosks
Google always said that its Chromebooks were “for sharing,” but even though they always had a guest mode, they weren’t necessarily set up to be used as public Internet kiosks. Today,...
09:14 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch Walmart's Food Subscription Service Goodies.co Now Using Stripe To Process Payments
Today at Disrupt NY, Stripe co-founder John Collison participated on a panel with Hill Ferguson (PayPal) and Sahil Lavingia (Gumroad) about digital money. He shared that Walmart’s Goodies.co is ...
09:01 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook, Google Ad Execs Spar Over The Value Of A Click
At TechCrunch Disrupt NY today, VP of Display Advertising Products at Google, Neal Mohan, Facebook Ad Products Director Gokul Rajaram and Twitter Senior Director of Product Revenue Kevin Weil took the...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch Payments Network Dwolla Raises $16.5 Million Series C From Andreessen Horowitz & Others, Expands To San Francisco
Building new infrastructure for digital payments may not sound sexy, but it’s an area that’s ripe for innovation. The legacy payments networks in existence today are bogged down with outda...
08:46 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch TC Labs Created Occupy.here To Give You An Internet All Your Own
During the Disrupt NY Hackathon, we heard from a guy who didn't exactly hack anything, but who wanted to give you back the control over your private data. A TC Labs project exhibiting today in Startup...
08:44 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch Just Because It's Easier To Raise VC Money, That Doesn't Mean You Should
When should an entrepreneur raise money, who should they raise from….and, well, should they even raise? These were some of the questions discussed on a morning panel at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 201...
08:33 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch First Legal' Online Gambling Site Launches In The U.S., But Only For Nevada Residents For Now
Want the fun of losing your wallet without the free drinks and oxygen high? Now Nevada residents can legally gamble online at ultimatepoker.com, which could roll out nationwide as more states legalize...
08:31 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch Vine Update Adds User Mentions In Posts, Front-Facing Camera Support
Everyone's favorite tiny video maker Vine just updated their app with a few important features. First, the service has added front-facing camera support, allowing you to swap camera angles mid-Vine. Y...
08:09 pm GMT - Tue, April 30, 2013
Techcrunch Troy Carter Says The Next Technology Disruption In Music Will Happen In Terrestrial Radio
During Disrupt, Lady Gaga’s manager and Atom Factory founder, Troy Carter, suggested that the area ripe for disruption in the music industry by technology is terrestrial radio. For those who sti...