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11:47 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Sergey Brin's Younger Brother Co-Founds A Startup Of His Own
Sam Brin, 26-year old younger brother of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, has spent the last few months in a bit of borrowed office space with his college pal, Jon Li, quietly building a startup of thei...
11:47 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Sergey Brin's Younger Brother Co-Founds A Startup Of His Own: Butter, A Digital Restaurant Menu In A Crowded Space
Sam Brin, 26-year old younger brother of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, has spent the last few months in a bit of borrowed office space with his college pal, Jon Li, quietly building a startup of thei...
11:44 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch The Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview Is Out, Here's Where To Get It And What It Contains
Today Microsoft released the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview, an early build of the coming Windows 8 refresh aimed at large companies that need extensive control features to keep their machines, softwa...
11:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch AppDirect Launches API Platform To Connect Developers And App Resellers
There is growing proof that the API is a core value piece for selling software and services. The latest example of this emerging form of commerce comes from AppDirect, a cloud marketplace provider tha...
11:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Got Its Own Lean In, Teams With Politico And Tory Burch For Women Rule
Women Rule is a new programming and event series to recognize female leaders and bring them together to give advice to women in politics and business. The joint partnership between politics blog Polit...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On IfOnly: How Silicon Valley Can Do Well By Doing Good
Brian Solis says that the future of business lies with the sale of experiences. Serial entrepreneur Trevor Traina would certainly agree....
10:34 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Floobits Debuts Remote Pair Programming Tool Where You Can Collaborate In Your Favorite Native Editor
Y Combinator-backed Floobits, a new startup allowing two people to write software at the same time on the same codebase - an activity known as pair programming - is officially launching today to help ...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook All But Kisses Its IPO Price After Investors Embrace Its New Mobile Gaming Push
Today Facebook came within a kiss of its set IPO price, spiking to as high as $37.64, before easing slightly. It was the highest peak for Facebook since its first week as a public company....
10:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Yobongo Co-Founder Caleb Elston Aims To Reinvent Customer Feedback With New Startup Delighted
Early last year, the team behind mobile chat app Yobongo was acquired by calendar- and photobook-printing company Mixbook, where it led development efforts for Mixbook's iPhone app Mosaic. Now Yobongo...
10:03 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Comparing Yammer And Salesforce Chatter With Deep Analytics From Applause
Applause is a new service that analyzes data from top app stores to help businesses understand how their mobile apps compare across user reviews from different marketplaces.We looked at the Applause s...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Hack Combines Philips Hue And IFTTT To Change Lights Via Text Message
Philips graciously released an API for their Hue smartphone-controlled smart lightbulb to let developers tinker back a few months ago, and already there are a number of apps taking advantage. Today, m...
09:29 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch SmugMug Launches Redesign Of Its Photo Sharing Website
SmugMughas revealed the new design of its photo sharing site, aimed to increase web customization capabilities and photo organization.The website now features new templates and themes, customization t...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung's Android Dominance Visualised By OpenSignal - Data Also Shows Droid Device Diversity Has Tripled In A Year
Crowdsourced cell phone signal startup OpenSignal has crunched data on 682,000 devices using its app to produce a visualisation of the diversity of the Android ecosystem. And despite showing growing d...
09:20 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Lifelogging App Saga Adds Social Features, So You Can Share Every Life Detail With Your Friends
Saga, an app created by Seattle startup A.R.O., is introducing a social layer in today's update. In other words, all the data that Saga collects about you can now be shared with friends who are also u...
09:11 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Android Is The New Windows
A flexible, customizable operating system that's farmed out to third-party hardware makers and dominates market share but not profits? You're not the only one experiencing dj vu. The parallels of Andr...
09:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Bradley Manning Found Not Guilty Of Aiding The Enemy,' Found Guilty On 19 Lesser Counts
Today Judge Denise Lind announced her verdict in the case of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the young solider under prosecution for his alleged leaking of classified documents to the Wikileaks organization: no...
08:44 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Mozilla Launches Minion Automated Security Testing Platform, Collaborates With BlackBerry To Secure Browsers
Mozilla, the non-profit organization behind the popular Firefox browser and other open source projects, today announced the launch of Minion, a new automated security testing platform. The platform is...
08:12 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch GoPro's Action Cameras Get More Social With iOS, Android App Update
It now takes even less time to show off your mad shredding skills. With the latest update to the GoPro companion app, owners of the popular action camera can now view, edit, and, most importantly, sha...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Hublished, The Platform For Expert Webinars, Goes Live
Hublished started as a twinkle in the eye of a few college students, but has now received over $150K in seed funding, part of which came from Lawrence Lenihan, partner at FirstMark Capital and an NYU ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Firefly, Which Handles Co-Browsing The Web For Customer Support, Partners With Olark
Firefly, which took funding from First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund, is partnering with YC-backed Olark to give customer support specialists the ability to co-browse the web with clients that ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Bitly Hires Former AOL And Outside.In Exec Mark Josephson As Its New CEO
Bitly is announcing that Mark Josephson, who was most recently senior vice president of Patch Labs at AOL, has joined the link shortening and tracking company as its new CEO.Peter Stern, who served as...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Social Media Dashboard Bottlenose Raises $3.6M
Bottlenose, a web platform to organize social media streams, has raised $3.6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by ff Venture Capital and joined by Lerer Ventures, Transmedia, Advancit, St...
07:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Fab Lays Off 150 European Employees, But Its Chief European Officer Had Already Resigned
It's been a tough week for Fab. Yesterday, word came that the company was being sued for trademark infringement and unfair competition by shoes and apparel site Just Fab, and today Fab is announcing o...
07:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Games Monetization Platform Playhaven Gets Into Handling Push Notifications
Playhaven, which works with mobile game developers to maximize the amount of revenue they earn from their players, is getting into push notifications. Push notifications, or those little pop-ups or me...
07:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Unikey's Kevo Smart Lock Uses Bluetooth 4.0 To Let You Unlock Your Door By Touching It
NFC-powered door locks are already a thing. But NFC is not the only transfer tech capable of powering a smart lock. Unikey has come up with a system that uses Bluetooth 4.0 to turn compatible smartpho...
07:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch The Transit App Launches On Android, Will Find Out If Users Need A Tool Beyond Google Maps
Montreal-based startup The Transit App is expanding its mobile domain after a strong showing at the Founder Fuel demo day earlier this month. The app offers real-time transit directions, notifications...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Announces New Mobile Game Publishing Effort
A few weeks ago, we reported that Facebook was experimenting with becoming a mobile games publisher by offering distribution to studios in exchange for a cut of revenue. Today, Facebook is formally an...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Contact Synching App Sync.ME Launches ME Card, Another Attempt To Create A Unified Contact Card
It's been tried many times before. A way to keep all of your contact details up-to-date and have any changes automatically pushed to everyone in your address book, instead of having to email them or s...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Contact Syncing App Sync.ME Launches ME Card, Another Attempt To Create A Unified Contact Card
It's been tried many times before. A way to keep all of your contact details up-to-date and have any changes automatically pushed to everyone in your address book, instead of having to email them or s...
06:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Social Tables Seating Arrangement Software Lands $1.6M Equity Round Led By Militello Capital
For every event space, there is a poor soul (or two) who work tirelessly to create seating arrangements and diagrams for each and every event that comes through that space. This ranges from hotels to ...
05:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix User Profiles Start Appearing On Apple TV
The long-awaited Netflix user profiles have made their first appearance, ahead of their expected August debut. According to several reports, user profiles are partially available on Apple TV devices w...
05:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch #DisruptEurope London Meetup Was Awesome Now For Berlin On Friday!
They came. They saw. They Pitched. In the lead up to TechCrunch Disrupt Europe our team has been traveling all over and yesterday we hit London, at Campus London, for a new kind of event: a PitchOff....
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Groupon Goes Mobile With Its Reserve' Restaurant Reservation And Meal Discount Pivot Play
Groupon launched its Groupon Reserve restaurant table-booking and fine dining discount service earlier this month, and already the company is bringing that service to its mobile apps via an iPhone upd...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Grid, An App That Helps You Organize Ideas And Projects, Announces A Seed Round From Jerry Yang, Phil Libin, Others
Grid Grid, an Excel minus the equations app that helps you plan and organize more effectively and beautifully, announced today that it has raised a seed round. The app, made by a former Microsoft Exce...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Grid, An App That Helps You Organize Ideas And Projects, Announces A Seed Round From Jerry Yang, Phil Libin And Others
Grid, an Excel minus the equations app that helps you plan and organize more effectively and beautifully, announced today that it has raised a seed round. The app, made by a former Microsoft Excel des...
04:23 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch TouchKeys Combines Multi-Touch And Keyboards For Musical Magic
The keyboard was a technological spin on the piano, and in that way really changed the instrument, but the keyboard itself has not really adapted to take advantage of modern tech. But TouchKeys, a new...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Eclipse Foundation Adds New Internet Of Things Projects To Help Push M2M Standards Forward
The Eclipse Foundation is probably best known for its work on the Eclipse IDE, but the project is also home to more than250 open-source projects that are hosted on the group's servers. One major goal ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Backup Service IDrive Now Ships 1TB Hard Disks To Users Who Want To Back Up Large Amounts Of Data
Online backup service IDrive today announced a new service that allows its users to back up large amounts of data to the cloud. Instead of waiting around for days to upload what are often hundreds of ...
03:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Nara Gets First Telco Customer As SingTel Tries To Fend Off Content Competition
SingTel has licensed Nara Logics‘ restaurant recommendation engine, in a bid to give its Digital Life assets a shot in the arm. SingTel is Singapore’s largest telecoms provider, and one of...
03:44 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Patents Triple Sensor, Triple Lens iPhone Camera For Better Resolution And Color Accuracy
Apple has been granted a new patent related to camera tech by the USPTO today, which uses three different sensors and three different lenses to improve color capture accuracy and image resolution for ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Viber Updates Android App With Doodle Feature, iOS Update Coming In Next Few Weeks
Viber is today announcing an update to its Android app with a few new features, including a doodling feature that lets you draw or paint over photos or on a blank page and then send those doodled up p...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Olapic Raises $5 Million Series A To Merge Photo-Sharing With E-Commerce
Olapic has today closed a $5 million Series A round led by Fung Capital USA and Longworth Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors including Great Oaks and Scout Ventures. Olapic l...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch VC Firm YL Ventures Raises $27.5M For Second Fund
YL Ventures, which backs SaaS companies such as ClickTale and Seculert, has announced the raise of $27.5 million in its second fund (YLV II). The VC firm says the fund was oversubscribed, and increase...
02:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Expands The Influence Of Its Influencer Program With Search Functionality And Threaded Comments
LinkedIn today is adding some new features into its "Influencer" program, the company's Klout-inspired network of experts and leaders in different fields launched in October 2012, who regularly publis...
01:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch HTC's Hardship Continues As It Predicts Operating Loss In Q3
No surprise: HTC's run of declining quarters is predicted to continue. But the dip now looks set to push into the red in Q3. The Android mobile maker has just issued guidance for Q3, warning investors...
11:01 am GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Trv Raises $6.8M To Empower The Rich Itemize, Survey And Find Hidden Value In Their Heaps Of Stuff
California-based Trv has been quietly building a way for individuals to take stock of the assets that often go uncounted, those tangible assets that include physical possessions and general stuff, inc...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Hilary Mason Leaves Bitly To Join VC Firm Accel As Its First Data Scientist In Residence
Accel Partners is announcing a major talent win tonight, with the addition of former Bitly chief scientist Hilary Mason as its first data scientist in residence....
05:39 am GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Crowdfunding Reaches Its Terrible, Glorious Climax With Smart Vibrator' Vibease
The startup behind a "wearable smart vibrator" called Vibease has taken to Indiegogo with hopes of raising at least $30,000 from fans.That sentence kind of speaks for itself, doesn't it? I mean, I cou...
04:51 am GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Forrester Says The Chromebook's Time Has Arrived In The Enterprise, But Security Is The Nagging Issue
IT should ignore the naysayers and consider adopting the Google Chromebook. That's the conclusion of a Forrester Research Report that looked at the future of the networked computer in the enterprise....
04:13 am GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga Sheds Three Top Execs As Its New CEO Shakes Up The Troubled Gaming Firm
In the last month, Zynga has quietly parted ways with three of its executive staff, early changes under the period of transition that the company's new CEO, DonMattrick, is currently leading.Bloomberg...
03:49 am GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Vaavud Smartphone Wind Meter Now Available, Use Your Phone To Measure Windspeed Like It's The Future
Kickstarter success Vaavud is a thing of beauty. Created by a Danish team of enterprising inventors, it plugs into your iPhone or Android device's headphone jack and connects with an app to tell you t...
02:03 am GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Atlas Virtual Reality Turns Any Room Into A Holodeck You Can Run Around In
Archenemies for decades, video games and exercise are about to unite. Atlas is a cheap, new "walk-around" virtual reality system that uses markers you put on the ground to track your movements as you ...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Inside Machinima, The New Video Network For Gamers And Fanboys
As part of our tour of new digital media companies throughout L.A., we checked out Machinima, which is one of the largest multichannel networks on YouTube. Over the course of that tour, we found out h...
01:49 am GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter's Sunnyvale Office Is Open And Hiring
It looks like Twitter is now hiring out of its new Sunnyvale, Calif. office.The leasing of an 8,000 square foot office in downtown Sunnyvale was first reported in May apparently that should hold betw...
01:09 am GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Just Fab Sues Fab Over Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition And More. Fab Says It Will Aggressively Defend Our Brand
Just Fab, the shoes and apparel e-commerce site that has raised $109 million, is taking to the courts to make sure that no one steps on its feet as it expands beyond its home market of the U.S. The co...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Now Analyzing More Than 15 Billion Actions A Month, Mixpanel Launches A Big Marketing Campaign And A Conference About Analytics
Andreessen Horowitz-backed analytics startup Mixpanel has been growing quickly over the last year, adding new customers and rapidly expanding the amount of data it tracks. Now it's looking to grab mor...
12:39 am GMT - Tue, July 30, 2013
Techcrunch Lenstag Helps You Track Your Super-Expensive Photography Gear For Theft Recovery And Prevention
If you're a photographer who has gotten at all into the hobby, you probably know that it's a very expensive one which starts accumulating gear costs quickly. All those costs can be hard to keep track ...
11:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Windows Phone Manages Mere 1.1% One-Year Market Share Growth In Its Home Market
Microsoft is in the smartphone game until the smartphone game is over, and Windows Phone is its vehicle. That said, the company's success thus far appears to be slightly lumpy and downright sluggish o...
11:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Why Labor Unions And Silicon Valley Aren't Friends, In 2 Charts
None of the Internet giants have unionized employees, which has made Silicon Valley a favorite target for civil libertarians.Earlier this month, after several prominent Bay Area technologists came out...
11:27 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Russian Politician Proposes Law Punishing Individuals For Using Naughty Language Online
You can't be a little pregnant, and you can't be slightly censorious. Word out of Russia is that the country is working to further denigrate free speech, this time with a proposed law that would make ...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Greylock's Newest Partner Josh Elman
This week on TechCrunch TV's Ask A VC show, we have Greylock's newly appointed partner Josh Elman. As you may remember, you can submit questions for our guests either in the comments or here and well ...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Finland's Next Gaming Phenom? Grand Cru Raises $11M From Idinvest, Qualcomm, Nokia Growth
Almost at a steady pace, Helsinki has produced a hit gaming company every couple of years: Rovio's Angry Birds blew up in 2009 and then Supercell took the crown as one of the highest-grossing iOS game...
10:27 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Groupon Loses Mobile Head David Katz, Who Is Heading To Sports Commerce Site Fanatics
Groupon continues to roll out new products that point to the e-commerce company's ongoing ambitions to move beyond the daily deal and further into becoming a central hub for local and mobile commerce....
10:21 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch iTunes Beta Adds iTunes Radio, Slide-To-Unlock Tweak And Screenshot Detection API Added To iOS 7
Apple has released a new beta of iOS 7 today, which is the fourth in the series. There are only a couple of months to go at most before we see the final edition roll out, so it's not surprising that t...
10:02 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch At Current Pace, Tablets Will Outsell PCs By Q2 2014
The PC market is in poor health, and consumers love tablets. When do those two trends cross? No prediction is perfect, but given simple trend analysis, it appears that by the second quarter of 2014, t...
09:54 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Google Relaunches Zagat's Web Site And Mobile Apps, No Payment Or Registration Required
Google today gave Zagat, the restaurant review service it acquired in 2011, a set of new mobile apps for iOS and Android, as well as a complete facelift on the web. For the first time, Google says, al...
09:54 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Google Relaunches Zagat's Website And Mobile Apps, No Payment Or Registration Required
Google today gave Zagat, the restaurant review service it acquired in 2011, a set of new mobile apps for iOS and Android, as well as a complete facelift on the web. For the first time, Google says, al...
09:26 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Spotify Promotes Its First Official Comedy App Built By Bedrocket To Prove It's More Than Music
Spotify's scope keeps growing as it tries to attract free listeners and prove its worth a subscription. Today it began promoting a new "Official Comedy" app built by Bedrocket that surfaces its best h...
08:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Partners With Cloud vLab To Teach Developers How To Use AWS
Nobody has ever accused Amazon Web Services of hiding its complexities and it seems even Amazon acknowledges that getting started with its ever-expanding cloud services platforms isn't easy. For a whi...
08:22 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Polar Adds MediaVoice Native Ad Platform, Drops Mobile' From Its Name In Cross-Platform Rebrand
Native ads are all you hear about in media properties these days, thanks in no small part to big pubs like Buzzfeed wholeheartedly embracing the format, and Twitter and Facebook trying this format, to...
08:04 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Sequoia Makes Another Bet In Gaming By Leading $9M Round For Android-Focused Kiwi
Kiwi, an Android-focused gaming studio from an experienced team that made titles at Playdom, just raised $9 million in round led by Sequoia Capital. The company is run by Omar Siddiqui, who oversaw ga...
07:13 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Escape Game Shown Off For Google Glass, But Games On Your Face Seem To Have Limited Appeal
A new game for Google Glass claiming to be "the first Google Glass game" (it's not, Battleship clone got demoed earlier this month) offers a look at what kind of things might be possible for developer...
07:11 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Shopping App Wish Expands Into Re-Commerce With Debut Of Wish Closet
Will algorithms or crowdsourced recommendations lead the way when it comes to the mobile shopping done via aggregators like Fancy, Wanelo, Polyvore or Fresh? A startup called Wish is betting on the fo...
06:25 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Plastic Casing For Apple's Low-Cost iPhone Gets Confirmed In A Supplier Responsibility Investigation
Apple's plans to release a low-cost iPhone got a solid confirmation from a new report by China Labor Watch this morning. The unlikely source of new product info was an undercover investigation into Pe...
06:08 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Jifiti Raises $2.5 Million For Gifting App Which Combines Thoughtful Shopping With The Convenience Of A Gift Card
Jifiti, a startup trying to reintroduce thoughtful gifting in the age of the ubiquitous gift card, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding, the company is announcing today, along with the official deb...
05:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch BMW Officially Unveils The i3, An Electric Hot Hatch With A $41k Starting Price
Watch out, Tesla. BMW has officially entered the EV market. With the BMW i3, officially announced today, the Bavarian auto maker has a vehicle and, with that, a platform, that could shake up the elect...
05:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch I'll Be Talking With Eric Migicovsky, Creator Of The Pebble Watch, At TechCrunch Disrupt SF
Eric Migicovsky is an unlikely hardware mogul. His first product, the Pebble Smart Watch, came to him after experimenting with watch designs and then caught fire, going from $0 to $10 million in fundi...
04:53 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch In Space, Everyone Can Hear You Use The Toilet Thanks To SoundCloud, And Astronaut Chris Hadfield Is Glad
Chris Hadfield, former Commander of the International Space Station, is among the most impressive living examples of my fellow Canadians, and also a huge fan of using social media and digital tools to...
04:31 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Kraams, A New Sales App For iPad, Appeals To Small-Scale Businesses
A new iPad app called Kraams is hoping to become the sales platform of choice for small businesses reliant on face-to-face pitches with clients. The point of the app, which launches today, is to enabl...
04:13 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Move Over Google Glass - GlassUp Is A Less Creepy And Much Cheaper Pair Of AR Specs
Right now Google Glass sits at the apogee of geeky, wearable technology. Last month, interviewinga Glass-wearing Robert Scoble, Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxmanmemorably debunked it in his opening ques...
03:51 pm GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Supertoy Teddy Is The Teddy Ruxpin We All Dreamed Of A Stuffed Bear With Conversation Skills
A new Kickstarter project seems like the wish-fulfillment of a child of the late 80s or early 90s: the Supertoy Teddy is a stuffed bear you can talk to, just like Teddy Ruxpin, but this one intelligen...
11:05 am GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo And Google Are Both Spending Big Money On Acquisition Sprees And What That Says About Their Futures
These days it seems as if a startup so much as glances in Marissa Mayer's direction, it can expect a bid within 24 hours. There's been a lot of buzz about Yahoo's new role as an acquisition hound of l...
09:51 am GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch
Medifund is a crowdfunding Web site that wants to increase the number of doctors in countries with a shortage by helping students afford medical tuition.So far, the site, which is based in the Philipp...
09:51 am GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Crowdfunding Site Medifund Wants To Help Students Become Doctors
Medifund is a crowdfunding Web site that wants to increase the number of doctors in countries with a critical shortage by helping students afford medical tuition.So far, the site, which is based in th...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Surf Air, The Air Travel Startup That's Bridging The Tech Hubs Of L.A. And S.F.
There are a lot of factors that come into play when working to build a successful tech startup, and historically, a big one has been location -- hence the continued focus on Silicon Valley as a major ...
08:51 am GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Michael Dell Vows To Stay At Dell Regardless Of The Outcome Of His Offer To Take The Firm Private
After promising to sell his shares at a discount and increasing the price of his offer, Michael Dell, founder of Dell, has today vowed to stay at the firm regardless of the success of his bid to take ...
07:34 am GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Bob Mansfield To Leave Senior VP Of Tech Role At Apple, But Will Remain To Work On Special Projects
Bob Mansfield is leaving his role as Senior VP of Technologies at Apple, but will remain at the company to work on special projects reporting to Tim Cook. ...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: Self-Publishing On Console Will Not Create The Next SuperCell. But Microconsoles Might.
It's interesting to watch Microsoft pivot to liberalize their platform and allow self-publishing for indies, but that doesn't mean Xbox will suddenly be the home of the next SuperCell. There's still t...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Jawbone Hires Its First VP Of Data To Focus On The Intersection Of Wearables, Quantified Self And Personalized Health
Jawbone has made a key hire that shows some of the direction the company is headed towards when it comes to the quantified self and wearables development. The developer and manufacturer of the fitness...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Bootstrap 3 Goes Mobile-First, Now Reportedly Powers 1% Of The Web
The team behind Bootstrap, the immensely popular grid-based, front-end framework for web development, launched the first release candidate of Bootstrap 3 includes over the weekend. Besides a tweaked l...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Mozilla, The Late-To-The-Mobile-Party Lumbering Dinosaur Of Open, Is Playing Carriers' Pet To Make Firefox OS Fly
The first mobile devices running Firefox OS are out in the market. It's too early to say how well Mozilla's fledgling open web HTML5 mobile platform is doing in its bid to steer budget buyers away fro...
01:29 am GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Architizer Relaunches To Connect Architects With Other Architects, And Brands, And Clients Too!
For 100 years or more, architects have relied on a massive catalog sitting on their desk to find the right products to use in their architectural project — this brand of glass, or that brand of ...
12:21 am GMT - Mon, July 29, 2013
Techcrunch Dell's Cloud-Friendly Project Ophelia Inches Closer To Release As Testers Receive Early Units
Google's $35 Chromecast dongle may have made all the headlines this week, but the folks in Mountain View aren't the only ones working on curious gadgets that plug into your TV's HDMI ports.Dell showed...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 28, 2013
Techcrunch The Matrix Of Hell And Two Open-Source Projects For The Emerging Agnostic Cloud
Docker,an app container service from the co-founder at DotCloud, and Salt,an open DevOps platform from the founder of Salt Stack, were mentioned this past week at OSCON as two of the most exciting new...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 28, 2013
Techcrunch Review: Google Chromecast
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."It's probably the most overused quote in tech writing... which sucks, because I'd really like to use it to describe how I feel ab...
09:30 pm GMT - Sun, July 28, 2013
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Nokia Lumia 925
The Nokia Lumia 925 is the Finnish phone maker's latest attempt at wooing hapless shoppers over to the Windows Phone 8 platform, and it's a solid proposition. The real stand-out feature has to be the ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 28, 2013
Techcrunch How Social And Primary Sources Affect Online Media Brands
Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. Throughout high school and college, I took a heavy dose of political science and history classe...
07:55 pm GMT - Sun, July 28, 2013
Techcrunch How Apple Gets At-Home Workers To Work
When a leaked memo broke the news earlier this year that Yahoo was ending its work-from-home program, CEO Marissa Mayer was both lauded and lambasted for the decision. Companies such as Best Buy follo...
04:38 pm GMT - Sun, July 28, 2013
Techcrunch Publicis And Omnicom Announce Plans To Form $35.1B Advertising Leviathan (Regulators Willing)
Today Publicis and Omnicom, two of the "big five" global advertising and marketing agencies, announced a "merger of equals", in which the two will combine to create a powerhouse with some $22.7 billio...
04:38 pm GMT - Sun, July 28, 2013
Techcrunch Publicis And Omnicom Are Merging To Form A $35.1B Advertising Leviathan
Today Publicis and Omnicom, two of the "big five" global advertising and marketing agencies, announced a "merger of equals", in which the two will combine to create the world's biggest agency, with so...
04:49 am GMT - Sun, July 28, 2013
Techcrunch AngelList Syndicates Lets Angels Get Carry For Helping A Startup Raise Money
AngelList is testing out a new service that lets angel investors syndicate deals with each other, a feature that could allow startups to raise venture-sized rounds of money with relative ease.Called S...
04:49 am GMT - Sun, July 28, 2013
Techcrunch Angels Get Carry For Helping A Startup Raise Money With AngelList Syndicates
AngelList is testing out a new service that lets angel investors syndicate deals with each other, a feature that could allow startups to raise venture-sized rounds of money with relative ease.Called S...
02:57 am GMT - Sun, July 28, 2013
Techcrunch Why You Should Never Digital Detox Alone
For the first time in years, I spent 72 hours without Internet or cell phone reception. While I didn’t experience any life-altering epiphanies that some claim comes from a digital detox, I now e...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, July 28, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Google Chromecast, Apple's No-Growth Q3, And Earnings Madness
Welcome to a brand new episode of CrunchWeek, the show that brings a few of us writers together in front of the TechCrunch TV cameras to dish on some of the more interesting stories from the past seve...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, July 28, 2013
Techcrunch Snapchat And the Beauty Of Ephemeral Photography And Fleeting Creativity
Traditionally photography is about preserving a moment in time; you take a picture literally because it'll last longer. The entire art is built around a quest for permanence, and archival desires. But...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 27, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Christmas in July
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor celebrate Google's gift to StreamTV. ChromeCast is cheap, small, simple, and extensible, just in time to kickoff the run u...
07:50 pm GMT - Sat, July 27, 2013
Techcrunch Sett Is A New Blogging Platform That Has Community At Its Heart
Although blogging is nearly as old as the Internet, it still feels like something is amiss. From Dustin Curtis’ Svbtle to Ev Williams’ Medium, there is a feeling afoot that existing platfo...
07:10 pm GMT - Sat, July 27, 2013
Techcrunch Reminder: The London Pitch-OffPlusMeetup Is Monday
In preparation for TechCrunch Disrupt Europe I've been running around the Continent for more than a month, hitting the Balkans for a huge tour and Warsaw for an amazing meet-up. Now I'm back for a mee...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 27, 2013
Techcrunch Technology and the Ruling Party
"Power tends to corrupt," said Lord Acton, "and absolute power corrupts absolutely."The sexism needs updating but the sentiment remains true. That's been all too obvious this week, during which the po...
07:30 am GMT - Sat, July 27, 2013
Techcrunch Are Adidas Springblades The New Crazy Monkey Shoes?
It is a point of pride and, to an extent, shame that I introduced the TC audience to minimal running shoes aka crazy monkey shoes. Since first reviewing odd shoes back in 2009 I've tried to to keep up...
04:46 am GMT - Sat, July 27, 2013
Techcrunch Zenefits Lands $2.1M From Venrock, Maverick, Aaron Levie, Charlie Cheever And More To Automate Startup HR
For small businesses, managing health insurance and payroll services can be a huge pain and time-sink. They probably don't have someone on staff dedicated to these issues, and they themselves would ra...
03:18 am GMT - Sat, July 27, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator Backed DoorDash Delivers Food Quickly In South Bay, Hopes To Expand Beyond Food
DoorDash, a Y Combinator summer 13 company, delivers food from restaurants in Palo Alto and Mountain View in an average time of 45 minutes.Sound familiar?Its a crowded space, but DoorDash hires and ma...
03:18 am GMT - Sat, July 27, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed DoorDash Delivers Food Quickly In South Bay, Hopes To Expand Beyond Food
DoorDash, a Y Combinator summer 13 company, delivers food from restaurants in Palo Alto and Mountain View in an average time of 45 minutes.Sound familiar?Its a crowded space, but DoorDash hires and ma...
03:10 am GMT - Sat, July 27, 2013
Techcrunch Someone Please Actually Hack Chipotle's Twitter Account
For whatever reason, this week has felt particularly long. It might be some astrological reason like Mercury rising. Or it might be just the emotions that are a package deal with being a woman at the ...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, July 27, 2013
Techcrunch Get Ready For TechCrunch TV's Tour Of The New Hollywood, Starting Next Week
Over the last several years, we've seen a new group of digital media companies emerge in Los Angeles, driven by the growth of YouTube as a platform for distribution of video content. On Mondays and We...
01:57 am GMT - Sat, July 27, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's Developer Center Is Back After Over A Week Offline
Apple's Developer Center is finally back online, after taking a break for over a week. The developer site went down after a hacking attempt mid-week last week, and stayed down without any kind of retu...
01:37 am GMT - Sat, July 27, 2013
Techcrunch Google Asks Glass Developers To Start Working On Android-Based Apps Ahead Of Glass Development Kit Launch
It looks like Google is about to unleash a new wave of more powerful applications for Google Glass. Currently, Glass developers can only build apps that are essentially web-based services that talk to...
01:35 am GMT - Sat, July 27, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Lightspeed Ventures' Bipul Sinha On How The Enterprise Sales Model Has Changed
On this week's Ask a VC show, Lightspeed Ventures' Partner Bipul Sinha joined us in the studio to field reader questions and talk about enterprise investing....
12:31 am GMT - Sat, July 27, 2013
Techcrunch Mailbox's First App, Orchestra To-Do, Is Shutting Down
Before being acquired by Dropbox for $100 million, before its app became one of the buzzier startups of 2013, the team at Mailbox had been known for Orchestra, a simple to-do list app with tasks you c...
12:11 am GMT - Sat, July 27, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Payment At U.S. Starbucks Locations Crosses 10% As More Stores Get Wireless Charging
Starbucks is seeing impressive adoption of mobile payments in its U.S.-based store locations, the company revealed during its quarterly earnings conference call last night (via WSJ). Mobile payments c...
12:07 am GMT - Sat, July 27, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 07.26.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 1pm Pacific....
12:04 am GMT - Sat, July 27, 2013
Techcrunch FindIt Launches A Universal Search App For iPhone With A Visual Twist
FindIt, a new mobile application offering universal search across emails and files stored in the cloud, is today making its official debut. With the FindIt app for iOS, you can quickly connect your Gm...
11:22 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch After Losing Nearly Half Its Users In A Year, Investors Dock Zynga's Valuation By $400 Million
Comparing yesterday's closing price of $3.50, Zynga's current price of $3 is a just over a 14% decline. In dollar terms, Zynga today shed around $400 million of market capitalization. As you will reca...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Nexus 7, Cheap iPhone 4s, And Chromecast
Does the high-res Nexus 7 beat out the iPad mini? Why has Apple's average selling price gone down? Is Google's new Chromecast dongle an Apple TV/Airplay killer? ...
10:40 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Come Hack At The Disrupt SF 2013 Hackathon - Tickets Now Available!
Hey, you! On the computer! You want fame? You want glory? You want more free pizza than any human should consume in a single night? Come build with us.We like to start off each of our conferences with...
10:16 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch A First Look At Younity, The App That Lets You Access All Your Files All The Time
Younity, which is in the current class of Los Angeles-based startup accelerator MuckerLab, purportedly creates a "personal cloud" for the files shared on all of your various devices to let you access ...
10:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest Adds Support For Do Not Track As It Begins To Personalize Its Service For Users
Pinterest announced today that it will add support for Do Not Track, the web browser mechanism that allows users to opt-out of having their personal data and activity collected by websites and third p...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Inside Tesla's Supercharger Partner Program: The Costs And Commitments Of Electrifying Road Transport
Tesla is building a nationwide network of Supercharger stations in the U.S. to help give its growing fleet of consumer vehicles the juice they need to conquer the nation's highways, and now we at Tech...
09:50 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Google Axes Shopper Price Comparison Apps For iOS And Android To Focus On Google Shopping
It looks like Google is starting to cut back on some of its less successful mobile apps. Earlier today, we reported that the Google+ Local app has disappeared from the App Store a few weeks ahead of i...
09:50 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Google Axes Shopper Price-Comparison Apps For iOS And Android To Focus On Google Shopping
It looks like Google is starting to cut back on some of its less successful mobile apps. Earlier today, we reported that the Google+ Local app has disappeared from the App Store a few weeks ahead of i...
09:48 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Hey San Francisco, Your Rep. Pelosi Saved The NSA Phone Metadata Program
Congress almost cut off funds for an NSA spying program, until San Francisco Rep. Nancy Pelosi stepped in to save it. Rep. Pelosi, of California's 12th district,worked to kill the Amash amendment to t...
09:47 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Stick It To The Military-Industrial Ink Complex By 3D Printing Your Own Printer Cartridges
This has to be one of the most uniquely disruptive uses of 3D printing I've seen: an ink refill company has successfully 3D-printed a Kodak ink cartridge, refilled it, and printed with it. Using a Mak...
09:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Apigee Launches Purchase-To-Payment API Platform
Apigee has a new platform for customers to manage API-driven business efforts that extends from purchase-to-payment of digital assets. The service is meant for organizations, such as telecommunication...
09:21 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch A Week With The Sync Burn, A Battery-Powered Fitness Band
Fitness bands are a dime a dozen these days. Everyone has one, it seems, from audio manufacturers like Jawbone to upstarts like Fitbit and Basis. Now the EB Sports Group, a company that makes fitness ...
08:46 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Ballmer Admits What We All Knew: Microsoft Built Far Too Many Surfaces
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has internally admitted that Microsoft built too many Surface RT units. We already knew that. That overproduction cost the company $900 million in its most recent quarter, ...
08:43 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch It's Time To #DisruptEurope - Submit Your Battlefield Applications For Berlin Now
TechCrunch Disrupt Europe will be TechCrunch's major international conference this October. Featuring global startups, influential speakers, VIP guests and breaking news, you will not want to miss out...
08:31 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch U.S. To Russia: We Won't Kill Or Torture Snowden
The U.S. has pledged not to seek the death penalty for NSA-whistleblower Edward Snowden. To persuade the Minister of Justice to give up Snowden, it appears that Eric Holder had to ironically assure Ru...
08:03 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Will Take The Stage At Disrupt SF
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo wears many hats. Not only is he helping lead Twitter into its possible future as a public company, Costolo is a master at improv from his days as a professional comedian, and ...
08:03 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Will Take The Stage At Disrupt SF
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo wears many hats. Not only is he helping lead Twitter into its possible future as a public company, Costolo is a master at improv from his days as a professional comedian, and ...
07:29 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch PetziConnect Is A Wireless Camera & Treat Disher For Dog Owners To Remotely Pet Fido
Connected gizmos for dogs are having a moment, thanks to the likes of FitBark and other canine activity trackers. But here's a connected gadget designed for dog owners to interact with their pet, rath...
07:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch 12 Innocent Topics That Britain's New Hyper-Censored Internet Will Probably Block
British Prime Minister David Cameronhas proposed the democratized world's most aggressive anti-porn laws. Unfortunately, in order to restrict access to something as ubiquitous as porn, he'll likely ha...
06:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Apply Now For The San Diego Meetup Plus Pitch-Off
The time has come. TechCrunch is coming to San Diego for a night of pitches, drinks and general tomfoolery. And we're looking for the area's best undiscovered startups to pitch their revolutionary ide...
06:41 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Google Kills Google+ Local For iOS, App Now Pulled From iTunes App Store
According to a report circulating the web, Google is officially retiring its Google+ Local application for iOS as of August 7th. However, as far as we can tell, that app has already been removed from ...
05:54 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Instant Translators Could Become The Universal Tongue
Google likes to create things that gather data, which can be used to determine intent and for all kinds of profitable purposes. There's no bigger fish in that pond than the Babel fish that invention ...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Personalized Financial Planning Service LearnVest Raises $16.5M From Accel, American Express And Others
LearnVest, a personalized financial planning program, has raised $16.5 million in strategic funding from existing investor Accel Partners, and new investors: American Express Ventures; Claritas Capita...
04:46 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch The iblazr Flash Illuminates Your Smartphone And Tablet Photos, Preventing Black Square Syndrome
A new Kickstarter project wants to let a little light shine in on your mobile photos much more than the built-in flash on devices like the iPhone 5 can provide alone. The iblazr is an external flash ...
02:42 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Android 4.3 Includes Hidden App Permissions Manager That Could Bolster Privacy & Security
Google officially confirmed Android 4.3 on Wednesday. Among the new features/improvements in the update are Bluetooth Low Energy support, performance improvements and multi-user restricted profiles. B...
12:41 pm GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Asian Mobile Makers Squeeze Apple's Global Smartphone Share To Its Lowest For 3-Years In Record 230M Unit Q2
More proof, if proof were needed, that Apple needs a low cost iPhone to get its smartphone momentum mojo back: Cupertino's share of the global smartphone market fell to its lowest for three years in Q...
06:38 am GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch AWS Adds SDK Support For Windows Phone And Windows Store Apps
Amazon Web Services continues to enhance support for Microsoft workloads with added SDK support for Windows Phone and Windows Store Apps....
06:36 am GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Timehop, The Place To Reminisce Online, Raises $3M Led By Spark Capital
While present-focused social networks like Facebook and Instagram make plenty of room for the narcissists in us, there’s not really a dedicated and focused place to reflect on the past. Timehop,...
06:21 am GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Q2 Profits Up 47.5%, But Operating Profit At Its Mobile Division Slows
As the worldwide smartphone market slows, Samsung's second-quarter earnings showed that it is beginning to feel the pressure despite being the world's top smartphone vendor. ...
05:57 am GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch A Week With The Shine, A Beautifully-Designed Smart Activity Tracker Made From Japanese Metal
Fitbits. Fuelbands. Ups. The market for smart, connected activity trackers continues to get ever-more crowded. And yet, there’s not an obvious winner yet. Misfit Wearables’ Shine is a new ...
05:57 am GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch A Week With The Shine, A Beautifully Designed Smart Activity Tracker Made From Japanese Metal
Fitbits. FuelBands. UPs. The market for smart, connected activity trackers continues to get ever-more crowded. And yet, there’s not an obvious winner yet. Misfit Wearables’ Shine is a new ...
05:17 am GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Cross-Device Ad Startup Drawbridge Adds Mobile App-To-Web Retargeting (And Vice Versa)
Drawbridge, an ad targeting startup backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital, is expanding its offerings today with a new feature allowing mobile advertisers to reach consume...
04:58 am GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Prim Does Your Laundry. Pickup, Wash, Fold, Delivery, Awesome
You can call it a first-world problem. Or you can say it distracts people from their passions and contributions to the world. Either way, laundry is a chore, and new Y Combinator startup Prim wants to...
04:56 am GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Chromecast No Longer Comes With Free Netflix Because Demand Got Too Nuts
In what is a solid example of the best sort of problem to have, Google's just-announced Chromecast video streaming dongle is already proving too damned popular for its own good.At yesterday's debut, G...
03:01 am GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Catbird Raises $10M To Help Secure The Virtual Nature Of The Data Center
Catbird is a security company for the virtualized nature of the data center that has raised $10 million from Medina Capital, bringing its total to $12 million from the ventire capital firm....
02:43 am GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Pentotype Lets Developers Quickly Build And Collaborate On Interactive Wireframes From Their iPads
Are you a developer? Do you wanna create wireframes and share them with your friends and collaborate and mashup and test out the user experience of new apps before you commit to code? Well here comes ...
02:24 am GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Here's Video Of The House Debate That Almost Passed An Amendment Cutting At The NSA's Domestic Surveillance
Yesterday, an amendment proposed by Rep. Amash that would have dramatically undermined the NSA's authority to collect records on the phone calls of American citizens failed. Proponents of the amendmen...
01:22 am GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga's New CEO Don Mattrick Says It Won't Be Quick Or Easy To Get The Company Back On Track
Don Mattrick, the new Zynga CEO announced at the beginning of the month, offered his initial on-the-job observations today during the conference call discussing the company's second quarter earnings.M...
01:07 am GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Pfc. Bradley Manning's Trial Comes To An End As The Government Alleges He Aided The Enemy'
While the world has become fixated on the NSA's domestic and foreign surveillance activities in the past months, the trial of Private First Class Bradley Manning is coming to a close. Concluding argum...
12:44 am GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga Won't Pursue Real-Money Gaming License In The U.S.; Shares Drop 13% In After-Hours
Zynga is giving up what many investors had hoped might be its trump card: a real-money gaming business in the U.S. The company, which has been testing out real-money casino games in the U.K. said it w...
12:26 am GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Lob Debuts A Cloud Printing & Shipping Service For Developers
Want to build your own Postagram? You could withLob, a new developer API for integrating printing and shipping services into applications that's officially opening its doors today. The company makes i...
12:26 am GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Nexus 7 Trade-Ins Suggest Lots Of Upgraders To New Model, Little To No Interest From The iPad Crowd
The new Google Nexus 7 is a big improvement over the original with a bunch of additions like LTE and a super high resolution display the best in tablets, in fact. And that's driving a lot of first ge...
12:12 am GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch With New CEO Mattrick At Helm, Zynga Reports Loss of $16M And Revenue Decline Of 31%
Zyngas revenues for the second quarter of 2013 declined 31% year-over-year to $231 million in the midst of a challenging transition that saw former CEO Mark Pincus hand over the reins to Don Mattrick....
12:05 am GMT - Fri, July 26, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon's Q2 Disappoints, Sales Up 22 Percent To $15.7B, Net Loss Of $7M
Amazon just reported second quarter earnings, with sales increasing 22% to $15.7 billion in the second quarter, compared with $12.83 billion in second quarter 2012. Net loss was $7 million in the seco...
11:56 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's Desktop Ad Revenue Grew Only $69M In Q2, Mobile Rev To Outpace Desktop By EOY 2013
Facebook's mobile ad revenue will quickly take over its desktop advertising income, and it's growing at four times the dollar amount. That's darned impressive, and paints a brighter future for the soc...
11:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Canary Shatters Its Indiegogo Funding Goal For Its Smart, Dead-Simple Home Monitors
There are some 90 million homes in the U.S. without any security system whatsoever. Many of them are renters who don’t want to invest heavily in a place they don’t own, among hundreds of t...
11:22 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Photobucket Co-Founder Alex Welch Lets You Demand Photos From Friends With Lasso
Six years after selling Photobucket to News Corp. for $300 million, Alex Welch is launching a new way to share photos with your family and friends. Rather than making photos available on Instagram, Fl...
11:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch If The Ubuntu Edge Crowdfunding Experiment Works, Backers May Get To Vote On The Next Model's Specs
Smartphone companies have it pretty rough -- they've got to sink millions into research and development every year, all in the hope of making their next shiny touchscreen gewgaw the fastest, slimmest,...
10:46 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch The Fujifilm X100S Is The Perfect Constant Camera Companion For Photography Fans
If you want a rangefinder-style camera with classic styling and relative affordability, Fujifilm's X100, and its successor, the X100S are some of the very few options out there. But the X100 had quirk...
10:04 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Forget Pagers, Philly Startup Seratis Wants To Bring Hospital Communication Into The 21st Century
We get it: there's a silly number of mobile messaging apps out there, and a great many of them are meant for you to share your banalities more easily. But Philadelphia-based Seratis is different. Befo...
09:34 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Online Fashion Marketplace JOOR Raises $15M In Series B Funding
JOOR, an online wholesale fashion marketplace, has raised $15 million in Series B funding, according to an SEC filing from today. Based on the filing, it appears the round was led by Canaan Partners, ...
09:27 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch FitBark Has Another Go At Proving Its Health Tracker For Dogs Isn't Barking Mad
Bored of quantifying your self already? Why not quantify your pet instead? FitBark is a Fitbit style health tracker for your under-walked canine companion. We've covered this (frankly) barking mad giz...
09:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Despite Gains, Facebook Is Currently Worth $24 Billion Less Than When It First Went Public
Facebook has enjoyed large gains in the market today following a strong earnings report. However, the company is worth tens of billions of dollars less than when it went public. And it's our own damn ...
09:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch The NSA Won A Defunding Battle, But It Could Lose The War
The National Security Agency has lost the political support it needs to maintain its controversial Internet and phone dragnet spying operation. Yesterday, July 24th, the House of Representatives nearl...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Healthcare Crowdfunding Platform Watsi Grabs $1.2M From Tencent, Paul Graham, Vinod Khosla, Ron Conway And More
At TechCrunch Disrupt NYC back in April, former Facebook exec-turned-venture capitalist, Chamath Palihapitiya delivered a deflating critique of the tech industry — in particular, the quality of ...
08:54 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Mozilla Wants To Help You See A More Personalized Web Without Giving Up Your Privacy
Mozilla is working on a project that would make the browser a central repository for a list of all of your interests. Today, the nonprofit behind Firefox argues, many websites offer personalized exper...
08:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Google Wallet For Gmail Invites Start Rolling Out To More Users
In May, Google announced that its online and mobile payments solution Google Wallet would be integrated within Gmail in the coming months, but no exact time frame for the rollout was given. Now, it ap...
08:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch A Year In The Making, Machine Zone Launches Game of War, An Impressively Large MMO For iOS
While iOS games started out as either simple physics or casual simulation titles when the platform launched about five years ago, the bar has gotten steadily higher and more hard-core. Midcore studios...
08:24 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Home 3D Printers Emit Some Nasty Stuff, Researchers Find
Home 3D printers - particularly FDM, Makerbot-like devices - are still in their infancy and, as such, are untested when it comes to safety. That's why some researchers at the Built Environment Researc...
08:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Uber Looking To Raise An Uber Round Of Funding Led By TPG, At A $3.5B Valuation
On-demand car service Uber is looking to raise another big round of funding, this time led by private equity firm Texas Pacific Group. The round is expected to be around $200 million, at a valuation o...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Wunderlist Pro Gets File Sharing And Business Plan Pricing As Wunderlist Nears 5M Users
Berlin-based 6Wunderkinder is adding more features to its new Wunderlist Pro paid tier of service today, answering the number one request of its users with the addition of file upload and sharing. Use...
07:55 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch London, We Want To See You At Our Pitch-OffPlusMeetup On Monday
In preparation for TechCrunch Disrupt Europe I’ve been running around the Continent for more than a month, hitting the Balkans for a huge tour and Warsaw for an amazing meet-up. Now I’m ba...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Cloud Drive Photos App Expands To Support Video Upload & Playback On Android
Amazon Cloud Drive Photos, the photo uploading utility that helps move photos from a mobile device into Amazon's online storage, may have to change its name. Now, the tool doesn't just support photo u...
07:06 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Dorm Room Fund-Backed Skillbridge Is A Freelance Marketplace For High-End Professional Services
A startup called Skillbridge is trying to create a new kind of marketplace for freelance work - not for the programming and writing jobs that you'd find on a site like Elance, but for strategy, financ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Study: Apps and Content Startups Miss Out Because Affiliate Model Is Broken
Skimlinks, the platform which gives publishers greater control over affiliate links and content monetization, releases some major research today which could well concentrate the minds of online "publ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches IE11 Developer Preview For Windows 7, Updates Modern.IE With New Tools
Almost exactly a month ago, Microsoft launched Internet Explorer 11 as part of the Windows 8.1 preview and today, it is also launching a developer preview of IE11 for Windows 7.Sandeep Singhal, Micros...
06:42 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry Lays Off 250 Employees From Its New Product Testing And R&D Department
Layoffs at Waterloo-based smartphone industry pioneer BlackBerry cut deep last year, with around 5,000 employees being let go. Those cuts continue into 2013 as BlackBerry undergoes what CEO Thorsten H...
06:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's iPhone 4 Drives Global Growth: Here's What It Means For A New, Low-Cost iPhone Model
Apple is cashing in big on three-year old tech, according to its earnings results last night. As the Wall Street Journal points out, it's seeing the iPhone 4 leading to big growth in markets like Indi...
06:19 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch The Problem With Android's New Kid Mode
With the release of the newest version of Google's Android operating system (version 4.3, still known as Jelly Bean), the company is making Android tablet computers, like its own Nexus 10 and newly an...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Warby-As-A-Service? Backed By Reddit, Posterous Founders, Eponym Helps Brands Build And Distribute Their Own Eyewear
Over the last few years, a new wave of startups has emerged to tackle a range of inefficient, ignored or offline segments within the massive world of fashion and retail. The maturation of the Web and ...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Raises Its Game In Infographics And Analytics With New SlideShare Upgrade
Infographics are one of the most-maligned, yet most popular, ways that people share data with others, and today LinkedIn is releasing two infographics-related updates that it hopes will help it become...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch BarEye App Lets You Buy And Send Drinks From Your Phone
BarEye, a social nightlife app that helps you purchase drinks at partner bars, is expanding after its pilot in Tallahassee to five major U.S. cities: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta and Austin. ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch BillGuard Launches iPhone App To Help Credit Card Users Catch And Dispute Grey Charges
Two years ago, BillGuard launched to help consumers identify fraudulent charges on their credit cards. Now it's hoping to save them money with the launch of a new iPhone app determined to identify and...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Lomography's Kickstarter-Backed Petzval DSLR Lens Is A Portrait Hero
Some companies have taken to using Kickstarter as almost a default step in their product pipeline, and New York's Lomography is one of them. The photography focused company has successfully Kickstarte...
04:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Japanese Cloud-Based Accounting Software Startup Freee Raises $2.7M In Series A Funding From DCM And Infinity Capital Partners
Japanese startup freee, which provides online accounting software for small businesses, announced that it has raised $2.7 million in Series A funding from DCM and Infinity Capital Partners. Founded by...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Warby-As-A-Service? Backed By Reddit, Posterous Founders, Eponym Helps Brands Build And Distribute Their Own Eyewear
Over the last few years, a new wave of startups has emerged to tackle a range of inefficient, ignored or offline segments within the massive world of fashion and retail. The maturation of the Web and ...
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Yandex Posts Q2 2013 Sales Of $281M, Ad Revenue Up 35%, Profit Up 48%
On a day marked by some tragedy, the Russian search giant Yandex posted Q2 earnings today of $281 million (9.2 billion Russian roubles), up 35% on a year ago and just beating analyst estimates 9.1 bil...
03:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch After A Week Of iOS Dev Site Downtime, Apple Creates Status Page To Show Which Services Are Back Online
It's been more than a week and Apple's developer website is still down, following what turned out to be a hacking breach (which may or may not have been caused by a 25-year-old Turkish security resear...
03:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Working On Location-Aware Battery Management For iPhone
Apple has been tinkering with ways to make the iPhone better at managing battery life intelligently based on usage pattern, a new patent filing published by the USPTO today (spotted by AppleInsider) r...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Trover Raises $2.5M Funding Round Led By Concur To Expand Its Travel Photography Community
Trover, an app and website for travel, culture and photography enthusiasts, today announced that it has raised a $2.5 million funding round led by Concur Perfect Trip Fund. The company's existing inve...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Bigcommerce Raises $40M From Steve Case's Revolution Growth To Help SMBs Manage E-Commerce
Bigcommerce, a company that provides e-commerce software to online retailers and merchants, has raised $40 million from Revolution Growth, the firm founded by former AOL CEO Steve Case. As part of the...
02:53 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Business Messaging Startup Moped Adds Mac Desktop App To Its Arsenal
Moped, a startup based out of Berlin, is an app and platform that lets you send IM-like private messages which allows for photos, maps, you name it. It's simpler than using an app like GroupMe for pri...
02:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Geeksphone Announces Its First Consumer-Focused Firefox Smartphone, Mid-Range PeakPlus Preorders Kick Off At $196
Spanish open hardware phone platform manufacturer Geeksphone, which created the first developer preview devices for Mozilla's Firefox OS (aka Peak and Keon), has announced it's now taking pre-orders f...
02:08 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Stanford University Is Investigating An Apparent Security Breach, Urges Community To Reset Passwords
Stanford University urged network users to change their passwords late Wednesday evening, explaining that it "is investigating an apparent breach of its information technology infrastructure."Randall ...
01:58 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Irish Data Protection Agency Smiles On Apple, Facebook Prism Compliance
The Irish Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has responded to two of the complaints filed last month by the Europe v Facebook (evf) campaign group against several U.S. technology companies for...
01:53 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Ilya Segalovich, Co-Founder And CTO Of Russian Search Giant Yandex, Passes Away From Cancer Complications
Very sad news this morning for Yandex -- "the Google of Russia" -- and for the country's wider technology community: Ilya Segalovich, Yandex's co-founder and CTO, has passed away from cancer complicat...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Payments Provider Fortumo Partners With China Unicom and China Telecom, Now Has Deals With All Three Of China's Major Telecoms
Fortumo announced that it has inked direct carrier billing agreements with China Unicom and China Telecom. Together with a China Mobile deal signed in February, this means that the Estonia/U.S.-based ...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Wool And The Gang Raises $2.8M Seed Round To Rethink Fashion Production Via Knitting
The U.K.-based knitwear brand Wool and the Gang is hoping to shift fashion production away from factories by developing a global network of individual knitters. Although a knit sweater may be the ulti...
05:50 am GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch The NSA's Massive Utah Data Center Won't Store Anything Close To Yottabytes Of Data
The NSA data center in Utah won't hold data on the scale of yottabytes, but instead will hold perhaps a dozen exabytes, a mere fraction of data compared to some early estimates. This is good news if y...
04:34 am GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Baidu Shares Jump 14% After Hours On Upbeat 3Q Outlook Thanks To Mobile Advertising Momentum
Baidu’s efforts to strengthen its mobile advertising business appear to finally be bearing fruit. Investors were reassured by the Chinese search giant’s 3Q outlook, sending its stock price...
04:23 am GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch A List Of Congressmen Who Voted For & Against The Amendment To Stop NSA Spying
Congress narrowly defeated a law to completely cut off funds to the National Security Agency’s dragnet spying program. We have a lot of readers who are furious that their representatives didn...
02:54 am GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Rep. Amash's Amendment To Defund The NSA's Domestic Phone Metadata Program Fails 205-217
Today Rep.Amashs amendment to the 2014 Defense Appropriations Bill failed in the Houseon a vote of 205 in favor to 217 opposed. When it became known that the amendment would in fact come up for a vote...
02:12 am GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Helpouts, Google's Secret Plan To Bring Live, Video Commerce To Local Businesses
While its roots lie in search, today, Google wears many hats. From self-driving cars and wearable technology to social networking and mobile operating systems, there are few industries where the searc...
02:12 am GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Helpouts, Google's Secret Project That Turns Hangouts Into A Commerce Platform
While its roots lie in search, today, Google wears many hats. From self-driving cars and wearable technology to social networking and mobile operating systems, there are few industries where the searc...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch On Its 3rd Birthday, The Cloudy OpenStack Is A Marketing Machine, And That's Just Fine
OSCON, the open-source conference, is in full-gear today andOpenStack is celebrating its third birthday there with lots of fanfare, self-serving platitudes and an infographic -- the tell-tale mark of ...
01:52 am GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Stat, The Startup That Wants To Be Uber For Medical Transport
I'm getting sick of all the "[new startup name] is the [more prominent startup name] of [random industry]" descriptions that people like to throw around these days, but it's hard to avoid that with a ...
01:51 am GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Says Teens Still Steadily Engaged With Facebook
Critics claim that Facebook is losing its cool amongst kids and expect teens to start tuning out in favor of hip apps like Snapchat, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg says "Based on our data, that just isn't tr...
01:48 am GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Perk's Reward-Centric Mobile Browser Now Blocks Unwanted Ads
Austin-based incubator Jutera Labs is putting even more of its weight behind Perk, a rewards-centric mobile web browser that blocks out ads when used on tablets. Perk, which originally started out as ...
12:08 am GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Q2 Earnings Beat Expectations With $1.81B In Revenue, Up 53%, Mobile Hits 41% Of Ad Revenue
Today Facebook reported its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $1.81 billion. Analysts had expected Facebook to earn $0.14 per share on a top line of $1.62 billion. The company...
12:08 am GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's Q2: Monthly Users Up 21% YOY To 1.15B, Dailies Up 27% To 699M, Mobile Monthlies Up 51% To 819M
In Q2 of 2013, Facebook grew to 1.15 billion monthly active users up from 1.11 billion at the end of Q1, 669 million daily active users from 665 million, and to 819 million mobile monthly active users...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, July 25, 2013
Techcrunch Live From The 500 Startups Accelerator's Sixth Demo Day
The sixth group of startups from the 500 Startup Accelerator program will be making their debut today in Mountain View, Calif. -- and then going on to do demo days in San Francisco and New York City a...
11:57 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Addvocate Raises $2.39M For Tools That Manage Corporate Social Media Operations
Addvocate has raised $2.39 million for its service that helps companies put some operationsmanagement behind its social media efforts. The round was led by Rogers Venture Partners and included angel i...
11:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Walmart Labs Scoops Up Website Optimization Startup Torbit To Help It Keep Pace With Amazon
Josh Fraser and Jon Fox founded Torbit in 2010 after becoming fed up with the amount of time they'd spent at past startups managing website performance optimization by hand. In 2012, the Sunnyvale-bas...
11:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Walmart Labs Scoops Up Site Speed Optimizer, Torbit, To Help It Keep Pace With Amazon
Josh Fraser and Jon Fox founded Torbit in 2010 after becoming fed up with the amount of time they'd spent at past startups managing website performance optimization by hand. In 2012, the Sunnyvale-bas...
11:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Walmart Labs Scoops Up Site-Speed Optimizer, Torbit, To Help It Keep Pace With Amazon
Josh Fraser and Jon Fox founded Torbit in 2010 after becoming fed up with the amount of time they'd spent at past startups managing website performance optimization by hand. In 2012, the Sunnyvale-bas...
09:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Mediaspectrum Raises $35.8M From Insight Venture Partners To Support Big Media Publishers
Boston-based Mediaspectrum, a company that has a subscription software service catering to big media publishers like Gannett, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Post and more, ...
09:31 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Michael Dell Ups His Offer To Take Dell Private By A Comically Low $0.10 Per Share
Michael Dell and Silver Lake have offered improved terms for their proposed transaction to take venerable computer OEM Dell private. Their former offer was derailed by activist investor Carl Icahn, wh...
09:24 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Google Cast SDK For iOS, Android and Chrome, Lets Developers Stream Their Apps To Chromecast
Google launched its $35 Chromecast device today that allows users to stream their Chrome tabs and videos to their TVs from virtually every popular platform. In addition, Google is also launching the G...
09:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Developer Training Platform Pluralsight Acquires PeepCode To Expand Into Open Source Content
Pluralsight, the online training resource targeting professional developers which announced its raise of $27.5 million fromInsight Venture Partnersearlier this year, is now putting that funding to use...
09:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Developer Training Platform Pluralsight Acquires PeepCode To Expand Into Open-Source Content
Pluralsight, the online training resource targeting professional developers which announced its raise of $27.5 million fromInsight Venture Partnersearlier this year, is now putting that funding to use...
09:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch An Open Letter To Embrace AWS And What It Says About OpenStack's Self-Serving Vendors
Cloudscaling CTO Randy Bias wrote an open letter to OpenStack today. In it he outlines why the open cloud effort will only win if it accepts Amazon Web Services (AWS) and creates a compatible API.He a...
09:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch White House Seems Afraid NSA Defunding Law Could Actually Pass Today
A law to defund the National Security Agency’s Internet dragnet program is gaining surprising momentum. The House of Representatives’ vote today on Michigan Republican Justin Amash’s...
09:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Sign Up For Hardware Alley At Disrupt SF, Gain Fortune And Glory
Every year I'm given the best job a guy could ever want: planning hardware alley, a one day extravaganza of some of the best hardware I've ever seen. This event, which happens on the last day of Disru...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Google To Launch Play Textbooks In August, Partners With 5 Major Publishing Houses
At its Android and Chrome event in San Francisco today, Google announced that it is bringing textbooks to the Google Play store so students will be able to purchase and rent their textbooks for their ...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Josh Elman, A Product Manager's Product Manager, Becomes Greylock's Newest Partner
A key secret to Silicon Valley’s success is its professional class of employees who help build hit startup after hit startup in its formative stages. This know-how in engineering, product design...
08:51 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches The $35 Chromecast Streaming Device To Bring Chrome To The Living Room
Meet the Chromecast. As the name suggests, it's powered by Chrome and is designed to bring Google's browser/OS to the biggest screen in the house. The Chromecast is designed first to be a streaming de...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Tile Grabs $2.6M Via Selfstarter For Its Lost Property-Finding Bluetooth Tags Plus App
Tile, a connected objects startup that's trying to fix the problem of finding lost property with a Bluetooth tags plus app combo, has raised a massive $2.6M via its Selfstarter crowdfunding campaign. ...
08:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Android 4.3 Available Today For Nexus 7, Nexus 4, Nexus 10 And Galaxy Nexus
Today at Google’s event, VP of Android Hugo Barra introduced the new Nexus 7 as well as Android’s newest version — Android 4.3. While the new tablet will ship with Android 4.3 today,...
08:35 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch White House Photographer Pete Souza Takes His Photography To A Broader Audience On Instagram
Today the well-known and liked chief White House photographer Pete Souza announced that he has joined Instagram, taking parts of his work to a new digital realm. He confirmed in later tweets that he w...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Video Site Viki Adds Blake KrikorianAndDave Goldberg As Its Newest Strategic Investors As It Passes 400M Words In Its Crowdsourced Subtitle Catalog
Viki, a startup based out of Singapore that is vying to be the Hulu for the rest of the world with a combination of premium video supplemented by crowdsourced subtitles, is today announcing two new in...
08:21 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Google Makes Android 4.3 Official, Offers Multi-User Restricted Profile Accounts And Bluetooth Smart
Android 4.3 isn’t an overly dramatic advancement over Android 4.2, but the new version of Google’s mobile OS announced today does bring a number of improvements that should appeal to both ...
08:14 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Google Unveils The New Nexus 7 Android Tablet, An iPad Mini Rival With A Super Screen Available July 30
Google today unveiled its new Nexus 7 tablet at a special event hosted by Android and Chrome chief Sundar Pichai. The tablet isn't a surprise, thanks to a handful of early leaks, but it is an impressi...
08:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch eBay Is Testing A New Local Service Provider Marketplace In The UK
eBay is testing a new local service provider marketplace in the UK, called eBayHire. It appears that the test is first rolling out in the UK, and there isn't a US-based site (yet)....
08:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Live From Google's Mystery Announcement With Android Head Sundar Pichai
We're live from San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, where Google has asked a couple dozen of us tech-minded folk to join them for the announcement of something.What exactly that something could be ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch UpCounsel Is A Marketplace To Connect Small Businesses With Affordable Legal Help
At one point or another, pretty much every small business needs legal help. But hiring the right law firm isn't easy, and it can be expensive. But what if there were a platform enabling small business...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Runtastic Gets Updated For Android 4.3, Brings Holo Visual Redesign And Bluetooth Smart Support
Fitness app and hardware accessory maker Runtastic launched version 4.0 of its product today in conjunction with Google's special Android and Chrome event. This update offers new features tailored spe...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch MoPub's New Dashboard Gives Developers One Place To Track Their Revenue Across Ad Networks
Startup MoPub aims to help mobile publishers and developers manage advertising from multiple ad networks and other sources. Today it's adding a seemingly-obvious-but-important feature a dashboard whe...
07:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Bukito, A Portable 3D Printer With A ~$600 Price-Tag, Gets Funded On Kickstarter
3D printers generally have a pretty large footprint, so it was likely only a matter of time before someone decided to work on shrinking one to the point of portability. Just, well, because. Meet Bukit...
07:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Loom Lets You Sync & Store Your Photos In The Cloud, Save Space On Your Devices
Loom, the new cloud storage and syncing service emerging from the ashes of Y Combinator-backed Popset, is today opening its doors, and heading into beta. Though the company's long-term vision for Loom...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Google Pays $600K To Give Free Wi-Fi To 31 San Francisco Parks
31 San Francisco playgrounds, plazas, recreation centers, and parks are getting two years of free Wi-Fi thanks to a $600,000 gift announced by Google today -- with no strings attached. Pending approva...
07:11 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch MobileSpaces Raises $8.6M From Marker LLC, Accel To Boost Enterprise Mobile Security
One of the complaints I often hear from VCs here in Silicon Valley is that there just aren’t enough enterprise mobility startups. Clearly, with employees bringing their own devices to work in li...
07:11 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch A.Manzoni & Fils Crowdfunds A Bit Of Haute Horlogerie
After the success of timepieces like the Bradley, it's no wonder watchmakers are turning to crowdfunding to get their products out the door. The latest example is something called the A.Manzoni & ...
06:50 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Live From Google's Mystery Announcement With Android Head Sundar Pichai
We're live from San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, where Google has asked a couple dozen of us tech-minded folk to join them for the announcement of something.What exactly that something could be ...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch MavenSay's New Standalone App Rithm Is Snapchat For Music
MavenSay is an app focused around personal recommendations, but today the company is launching a brand new standalone app called Rithm. Seeing that users of MavenSay were spending a lot of time recomm...
06:36 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch England's Adviser on the Commercialization and Sexualisation of Childhood Finds Website Hacked, Blames Everyone
Claire Perry [SFW] is England's Net Nanny who, over the past few months, has pushed that country's disastrous bid to censor the Internet through to the highest levels. Hackers defaced her primitive we...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Shared.Com Takes On Mega, Dropbox With 100GB Of Free Storage Space
Share Media is a four-person, bootstrapped company that aims to take on Kim Dotcom. Their service, basically a way to drag and drop files and instantly share them with others, offers 100GB free with ...
05:38 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Clear Channel Launches iHeartRadio Talk, Letting Everyone From Jimmy Kimmel To Joe Six Pack Be Heard
iHeartRadio is launching into the wide world of talk radio, with iHeartRadio Talk. Along with featuring content (which iHeartRadio calls audiosodes) from top national and local talk personalities such...
05:34 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch With Plans For The First Programmatic Upfront' Event, AOL Pushes For More Automated Ad Buying
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has been evangelizing for programmatic advertising, where ads are purchased in an automated, data-driven way, usually through real-time bidding. Now the company plans to host wha...
05:31 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch London & Berlin - It's Time For The TechCrunch PitchOff For #DisruptEurope
London and Berlin, prepare yourself for a visit from TechCrunch at the TC Meetup + PitchOff events next week. We'll be hitting Europe to see what it's made of and to make sure you all know about TechC...
05:28 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Video Texting App Glide Is Going Viral, Now Ranked Just Ahead Of Instagram In App Store
Video chatting app Glide is on a roll of sorts. In recent weeks this mobile messenger for iPhone and Android devices has been climbing the app store charts on both platforms, having gotten as high as ...
05:21 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Ubuntu Edge Smartphone Gets A Pledge Price Drop To Keep The Money Rolling In For That $32M Funding Goal
The Ubuntu Edge is the amazing future space phone of your dreams, which is why UK-based Canonical feels it needs $32 million to make the thing. The Ubuntu creator made some good progress in the initia...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Nvidia Brings Kepler To Mobile, Offers Same Graphics Power As iPad 4 With One-Third The Battery Drain
At the SIGGRAPH conference going on this week, Nvidia has made a potentially huge announcement regarding the future of mobile gaming: the company is bringing its Kepler graphics architecture to mobile...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Here's The Live Video Stream Of Google's (New Nexus 7?) Announcement
What's that? Too cool for our liveblog of the mystery* Google announcement this morning? That's okay. I understand, I guess. [Sniffle]If you've got some sort of super rad job that lets you take a few ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Buffer Adds Custom Social Media Scheduling, Claims 850,000 Users, $1.5M Annual Revenue
Despite plenty of demand from users since it launched 2.5 years ago, one feature social media scheduling service Buffer has resisted adding is custom scheduling; the ability to manually program when t...
04:31 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch iZettle Undercuts Its U.K. Mobile POS Rivals With Per Transaction Fee As Low As 1.5%
Mobile card reader startup iZettle has decided to shift the goal posts by launching a new per transaction pricing structure that means its fee can fall as low as 1.5%, depending on the monthly sales v...
03:58 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Reputation.com Buys MySocialCloud To Add Password Management Into Its Growing Data Vault
Online identity and privacy startup Reputation.com continues its march along the acquisition trail. Today the company is announcing its third acquisition this year: MySocialCloud, which provides a clo...
02:58 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Levie, Damelin, Rimer, Onur, Klein, Khan To Speak At TechCrunch #DisruptEurope
We're excited to announce the latest round of speakers for the first-ever TechCrunch Disrupt Europe conference, to be held in Berlin later this year (26-29 October). Disrupt Europe will feature an out...
02:51 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch With Help Of Data Science Community, Adzuna Can Now Predict Salaries For Job Ads Missing Salary Info
Adzuna, which operates what it calls a "next-generation classifieds search engine", with a heavy focus on the job ads market, is rolling out a pretty interesting feature in the U.K. today: 'Jobsworth'...
01:54 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Bidgely Cleans Up $5M From Khosla Ventures To Make Household Energy Conservation Fun And Easy
Bidgely, a startup that enables consumers to monitor and manage their household energy use, announced that it has raised $5 million in new funding from Khosla Ventures. The Sunnyvale, California-based...
12:47 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch DexType's Virtual Keyboard Software Lets Leap Motion Owners Type In Mid Air
The motion-sensing Leap Motion Controller, which lets users eschew the traditional keyboard plus mouse combo and interact with their computers via gestures, started shipping to pre-order consumers thi...
12:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Easy Taxi, Rocket Internet's Latin American Hailo, Comes To Africa With Another $10M In Funding
Easy Taxi, a Brazil-based Hailo-like app incubated by the Samwer brothers' Rocket Internet, is today announcing a $10 million round of funding and plans to tackle a whole new market: Africa. It is sta...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch You Don't Have To Love Apple To Use LightSpeed's Retail Software, Thanks To LightSpeed Cloud
LightSpeed, an Accel-backed company offering tools for physical retailers to both manage their business and engage their customers, is aiming at a new audience today. It's launching LightSpeed Cloud, ...
11:59 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Live From Google's Mystery Announcement With Android Head Sundar Pichai
We're live from San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, where Google has asked a couple dozen of us tech-minded folk to join them for the announcement of something.What exactly that something could be ...
11:01 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch ARTtwo50 Launches iPad App To Help You Find Affordable Art For Your Home
It's not easy to find original art for your home: Most first-time buyers feel like they're priced out or are not knowledgeable enough to crack the non-transparent art world. A new startup called ARTtw...
08:27 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch IBM Standardizes On Cloud Foundry, The Open-Source Developer Platform
IBM is getting into the platfom as a service market by standardizing on Cloud Foundry, originally developed by VMware and now part of Pivotal, the EMC spinoff....
07:58 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Groupon Updates Its Breadcrumb Payments App With Deal Redemptions, Offline Mode And More Customization Beyond Restaurants
In May of this year, to raise its game against the likes of Square and PayPal, Groupon relaunched its Breadcrumb point-of-sale app -- originally conceived as a payments app for restaurants -- as a fre...
06:05 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch John Doerr On Zynga Investment: We Own 60M Shares, So I Want That Stock Back Above $10 Where God Intended It
Investors tend not to be cool, sexy or "famous" in the traditional sense. After all, anyone can invest in one great company, but reproducing those victories habitually over decades is nearly impossibl...
04:28 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's Growth Rocket Has Hit A Wall. What Will Get It Started Again?
Apple’s stunning growth over the past decade has been one of the biggest stories in all of tech. Even as the company released new product after new product, and grew larger and larger, its growt...
04:17 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Who Honestly Wants Bill Gates To Come Back And Run Microsoft?
Bill Gates is not coming back to Microsoft as its CEO. Hes not. Hes said so again and again. And yet, today, some unsourced rumors began to circulate that the man was coming back to manage the company...
04:10 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Latino Startup Accelerator Partners with Google For Entrepreneurs To Launch In Fall
Manos Accelerator, a program to support Latinos involved in the startup community, has announced a partnership with Google For Entrepreneurs and will launch its first session for five to six startups ...
03:12 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Inside MuckerLab, The Startup Accelerator That's Amping Up L.A.'s Tech Ecosystem
In the San Francisco Bay Area, there is no shortage of “accelerator” programs that promise to take fledgling technology companies to the next level by providing mentorship, funding, busine...
02:43 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Video Platform OpenWatch Aims To Support Global Citizen Journalism
OpenWatch, which presented at media startup accelerator Matter's NYC Demo Day today, wants to become a video platform for citizen journalism worldwide. Founded in November last year, the company is at...
02:43 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Mixamo Is Building A Platform For The Biggest Game Developers To Create Their Own 3D Characters
With app stores becoming ever more competitive, game makers have had to upgrade from building 2D games to creating 3D titles over the past two years. That has meant even more creative and intensive wo...
02:43 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Mixamo Is Building A Platform For The Game Developers To Create And Animate 3D Characters
With app stores becoming ever more competitive, game makers have had to upgrade from building 2D games to creating 3D titles over the past two years. That has meant even more creative and intensive wo...
02:43 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Mixamo Is Building A Platform For Game Developers To Create And Animate 3D Characters
With app stores becoming ever more competitive, game makers have had to upgrade from building 2D games to creating 3D titles over the past two years. That has meant even more creative and intensive wo...
02:31 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Journalism May Be Collapsing, But With Pressfolios, At Least You Can Build A Nice Portfolio
If you're a working journalist (or even an aspiring one),you're probably getting tired of hearing that it'simportant to build your personal brand. Now, leavingaside the obnoxiousness of the phrase "pe...
02:21 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Media Startup Accelerator Matter Comes To New York For Demo Day
Matter, the San Francisco-based accelerator and early-stage venture capital firm, held a Demo Day in New York today for its first class after an initial Demo Day last month in SF. Matter formed last y...
01:29 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Q3 2013 Sees Revenue Plunge In China To $4.6B, Down 43% On Q2, Amid Weaker International Sales
Amid pressure from low-cost smartphone makers on Android and other platforms, Apple today reported a plunge in its Q3 revenues in Greater China, which includes Taiwan, Hong Kong and the world's larges...
01:24 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Up Close And Personal With Verizon's New Trio Of Droids
As you may have heard, Verizon unwrapped three new Motorola Droid smartphones in New York earlier today, and to my surprise, they just may be the Droids you're looking for. Well, some of them, anyway....
01:05 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's No-Growth Q3 2013 In Charts
Apple just reported June quarter results, and as expected, sales were pretty flat up just 1% from last year to $35.3 billion. It's been a while since Apple has released any major new products, and it...
01:04 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's Average Selling Price On iPhones In Q3 Suggest Promotions Are Moving Devices, Older Models Popular
Apple's quarterly results are up, and the one thing that many of the financial big brains are paying attention to is the average selling price of the iPhone: It currently sits at around $580, compared...
12:37 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch iPad Sees First Ever Yearly Decline With 14.6M Units Sold In Q3, iPhone Remains Strong With 30M Units Sold & 20% YOY Growth
Apple today released its Q3 2013 earnings report, announcing X. million iPhones sold in the three-month period ending June, along with XX million iPad units sold. Both the iPhone and iPad sales are do...
12:31 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Beats In Q3 With $35.3B In Revenue, $6.9B In Profit, $7.47 EPS, But Posts Another YOY Earnings Decline
Apple has just released its fiscal Q3 2013 earnings — it reported $35.3 billion in revenue (slightly up from $35 billion in the year-ago quarter) along with $6.9 billion in quarterly net profit ...
12:31 am GMT - Wed, July 24, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Beats In Q3 2013 With $35.3B In Revenue, $6.9B In Profit, $7.47 EPS, But Posts Another YOY Earnings Decline
Apple has just released its fiscal Q3 2013 earnings — it reported $35.3 billion in revenue (slightly up 0.9 percent from $35 billion in the year-ago quarter) along with $6.9 billion in quarterly...
11:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo, Alibaba And Why Mayer Can Keep Buying Whatever She Wants
A quick glance at Yahoos balance sheet might have you worried: Only $1.14 billion in cash and equivalents, and the company just dropped $1.1 billion on Tumblr? It almost seems a bit profligate.But hap...
11:08 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Viber Attacked By Syrian Electronic Army
Viber has confirmed a situation earlier this morning in which Viber appeared to have been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (a pro-government group of computer hackers aligned with Syrian President...
11:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter's One-Two Punch Now Lets All US Advertisers Target People Who Just Saw Their TV Commercials
Hit 'em with a television commercial, then with a Twitter ad to really drive the message home. That's the promise of Twitter's TV Ad Targeting it's rolling out to all US advertisers today after its be...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On The Women Question: Why Are There So Few Female Startup Entrepreneurs?
Last week, L'Oreal awarded their annual Next Generation Awards to three dynamic young female entrepreneurs who are shaking up the cosmetics industry...
10:39 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Tells Windows Phone Fans To Chill In Response To Complaints, More Updates Coming This Year
It's been quiet on the Windows Phone front since late 2012, when Windows Phone 8 hit the public markets alongside Windows 8. Since then, Microsoft has aggressively worked to iron out the quirks from W...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Uber CEO Talks Crazy Regulation And Doing On-Demand Service For Everything
Regulators in Colorado want to make it illegal for Uber cabs to come within 200 feet of a hotel, bar or restaurant. Governor John Hickenlooper, who appoints the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) charg...
09:24 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Motorola Clears The Pipes With New Verizon Droids Time For The Google Era To Begin In Earnest
Motorola released a trio of devices today at a special press event for its line of Verizon phones in New York City. The company showed off phones that in many ways resembled their Droid devices of the...
09:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch How Crunchbase Data Compares To Other Industry Sources
Now that the CrunchBase team has spent some quality time improving our data sets, we thought it'd be interesting to see how our free database of companies stacks up against other industry sources on a...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Researchers Create Near-Exhaustive, Ultra-Realistic Cloth Simulation
Cloth is hard to simulate yet it's important in gaming, scientific analysis, and CGI. That's why scientists at Berkely and Carnegie Mellon have spent six months exhaustively exploring all of the possi...
08:19 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Warsaw's TC Meetup Shows How Far Central Europe Has Come In The Startup World
When I first started visiting Central Europe about seven years ago, the response was dismal. The first meetup we held in Warsaw, for example, consisted of five dudes who thought I was selling Amway. N...
08:19 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Hardware Giant Flextronics Is Launching Lab IX, An Accelerator That Gives $500K To Each Hardware Startup
If innovations in 3D printing, and platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, are making it easier than ever for hardware startups to conceive and prototype new gadgets, then Flextronics, the China-bas...
08:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Verizon Reveals The $99 Motorola Droid Mini, $199 Droid Ultra, And The $299 Droid Maxx
As if we didn’t already have enough Motorola phones to wait for, Verizon showed off a trio of new Motorola DROID smartphones at a (surprisingly cozy) event in New York City. The flagship of the ...
08:04 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch With Launch Of Lemon Network, Wallet App Maker Lemon Prepares To Take On PayPal, Google, Venmo & Others
Lemon, the makers of the mobile wallet by the same name, is today releasing a new mobile payment tool whose goal is to allow the app's users to make purchases from Lemon Network merchants without havi...
08:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Enterprise Social Network Platform Hall Raises $5.5M In Series A Funding
Enterprise social networking serviceHall has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding, bringing the AngelPad startup's funds to about$6.4 million. The series was led by Felicis Ventures, Signia Venture...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch YouTube Launches Embeddable Off-Site Subscribe Buttons To Boost Channel Subscriptions
Over the last few years, YouTube slowly started putting a larger emphasis on channels -- especially channel subscriptions -- but until now, the only way to subscribe to a channel was on YouTube itself...
07:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch iPhone Most Social Device, Claims New Study From ShareThis
The mobile web is more social than the desktop web, and among mobile devices, the iPhone is the most social. These are the new findings from Palo Alto-based publisher platformShareThis, which is today...
07:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Grooveshark Makes The Google Autosuggest Blacklist, Joining The Pirate Bay And Others
Google's autocomplete search results can be a great help when you know part of what you're looking for, or when you want to be lazy, but they also carry a certain political weight. What they don't off...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch LiveMinutes Raises $1.4M Seed Round For Its Real-Time Collaboration Service, Announces Partnership With Evernote
Real-time team collaboration service LiveMinutes today announced that it has closed a $1.4 million seed round. The round was led by Great Oaks Venture Capital– a VC firm that previously backed t...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Let's Date Adds Flirt Notes To Help Users Get Noticed By People They're Interested In
Users of the Let's Date mobile dating app can now let others know they exist, even if the other person doesn't choose them right away. The new Flirt Notes feature will let users pay a nominal fee to g...
06:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch DingDong! Here's The New Craze In Photo Messaging Apps And It's Addictive
Lately I've been playing with a great little app called Povio. Not unlike Snapchat, you snap a picture and send to one or more people and the app prompts them to send one back, though the photo doesn'...
06:26 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Wantworthy Debuts Fresh, A Mobile Companion Featuring New Arrivals From Your Favorite Stores
Wantworthy, the 2011 TechStars NYC grad which offers an online shopping tool for tracking products you want to buy, is making its move to mobile with the debut of a new app, which also has a new name:...
06:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Codlo Kickstarts A Sous Vide Machine For Us Gastronerds
Another home sous vide machine is about to enter the market. UK-made Codlo just passed its Kickstarter goal, with only five days to spare....
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Akamai: There Are Now 734M IP Addresses Worldwide, Up 10% Y-o-Y, 1BPlus Internet Users; U.S. Is 9th Fastest Broadband Country
Akamai has today released its Q1 State of the Internet report detailing the latest figures in online and mobile usage and current security threats. The topline figure is that our connected world is ge...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Stop Trying To Make Proximity-Based Social Networking Happen
Most people need to communicate at regular intervals -- which is the driving force behind the rise and rise of mobile messaging apps. Far fewer people feel a similar imperative to regularly broadcast ...
05:38 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch U.S. Share Of Mobile Ad Impressions Dips Below 50% On Worldwide Surge, Opera Finds
Opera Mediaworks today released its State of Mobile Advertising Report for Q2 2013, and the news from the largest mobile ad platform is that mobile ad impressions are growing globally, with U.S. share...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Expands Ad Program With Launch Of Sponsored Updates Program
LinkedIn just announced the launch of Sponsored Updates, where the companies and other organizations with Company Pages can pay to promote their content to LinkedIn users who don't follow their specif...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch LittleSnapper Becomes Ember As Realmac Software Overhauls Its Mac App For Digital Creatives
Ember is a new tool available today on the Mac App Store for collecting inspirational digital bits and pieces from websites, images, apps or anything else. It's not entirely new, however Ember was on...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Flipboard Brings Its Mobile Magazines To The Web
Flipboard started on mobile devices, but the magazine app is moving to the web today with the launch of a new site. Its 75 million registered users will be getting access to its superior formatting an...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Flurry: China Accounts For 24% Of The World's Connected Devices, With 261.3M Active Smartphones And Tablets
Flurry last year noted that China became the world's fastest growing market for iOS and Android devices and today there is no sign of that slowing down. China now accounts for 24% of all of the connec...
04:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Shopkick Adds In-App Purchases To Help Retailers Fight Amazon: We Are The Anti-Amazon Coalition'
Shopkick, the iOS and Android app that lets users search for products, find out where they are sold, and then automatically get checked in at retail locations for discounts to buy them in stores, is m...
04:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon-Acquired Goodreads Says It Has 20M Members, Doubling In Less Than A Year
Goodreads, the social reading service that Amazon acquired earlier this year, is announcing today that it has reached 20 million members.CEO and co-founder Otis Chandler said that since it launched in...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Cisco Acquires Cybersecurity Company Sourcefire For $2.7B
Cisco has just announced the acquisition of Sourcefire, a company that creates cybersecurity products to protect companies from attacks. The purchase price is $2.7 billion, or $76 per share in cash pl...
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch This NFC Ring Puts Wireless Transfer Tech On Your Finger So You Can Fist-Bump Phones
The tech world may be hoping for Apple to unbox some wearable technology in the near future but who cares about the iWatch when an NFC ring is a thing? NFC fans hankering for the convenience of having...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Healthy Snack Subscription Commerce Startup NatureBox Raises $8.5 Million From General Catalyst & Softbank
Subscription commerce startup NatureBox launched 18 months ago to create a line of tasty, healthy snacks shipped to customers once a month. Today the company is announcing that it's raised an $8.5 mil...
03:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Patents On-Hold Media Sharing, Dual Sensor Imaging For iPhone, iPad And Mac
Apple has won a couple of patents today from the USPTO (via AppleInsider), and both are very practical advancements of tech that it's easy to imagine being integrated in upcoming versions of existing ...
03:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Patents On-Hold Media Sharing, Dual-Sensor Imaging For iPhone, iPad And Mac
Apple has won a couple of patents today from the USPTO (via AppleInsider), and both are very practical advancements of tech that it's easy to imagine being integrated in upcoming versions of existing ...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch DataStax Readies For IPO, Raises $45M For Modern Database Platform Suited To New Data Intensive World
Datastax has raised $45 million for its scalable, high-performance database platform. The Series D round was led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Next World C...
03:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch 30 Petabytes Later, Bitcasa Takes Infinite Storage To Version 2.0 With Revamped Android, iOS, Desktop Apps
TechCrunch Disrupt alumni Bitcasa has spent the last five months or so growing out of its beta launch, picking up new users and listening to feedback. Today, however, the waiting ends as Bitcasa is la...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Restaurant Payments Platform Creator Viableware Raises $6.5M
Viableware, the creator of restaurant payment platform RAIL, has raised $6.5 million in Series B funding. Led by a group of angel investors and joined by Swiftsure Capital LLC, this round brings Viabl...
02:44 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Alibaba Pursues New Smart TV OS To Grow Its E-Commerce Play
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has joined the smart TV race, unveiling a smart TV OS and set-top box today. It hopes to create its own ecosystem of TV-related assets that will allow it to join in th...
12:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Japan's Line Passes 200M Global App Downloads Of Its Messaging App But Still Isn't Reporting Monthly Actives
Line continues its apparent growth tear. The mobile messaging app that's extremely popular in its home market of Japan has announced it's passed the 200 million global registered users mark, some two ...
12:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Japan's Line Passes 200M Global Downloads Of Its Messaging App But Still Isn't Reporting Monthly Actives
Line continues its apparent growth tear. The mobile messaging app that's extremely popular in its home market of Japan has announced it's passed the 200 million global registered users mark, some two ...
12:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Aiming For First-Time Smartphone Users, Nokia Unveils The Lumia 625, A $290 4G Windows Phone
After posting another quarterly decline in sales but steadily rising unit numbers for new-generation smartphones last week, today Nokia pressed ahead with yet another smartphone launch that will fill ...
09:44 am GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Systems Completes $600M Acquisition Of Conversational Marketing Startup Neolane
Adobe Systems announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Neolane, a conversational marketing company with annual revenue of just under $60 million. As we reported at the end of last mont...
05:36 am GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Chris Devore Talks Up Seattle As A Solid Tech Hub
Each time we run a meet-up we like to have a brief interview with some of the major players in the industry. This time we spoke with Chris Devore, creator of Founders Co-Op and a serial entrepreneur a...
05:30 am GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Kiip Will Power Rewards In Yahoo Japan's Mobile Apps
Kiip, a startup that delivers real-world rewards to app users when they perform desirable tasks and reach key milestones, is announcing its integration with Yahoo Japan marking the first time Yahoo J...
05:21 am GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Remembers Its First Chef, Josef Desimone, After Tragic Motorcycle Accident
Although CEOs and the first engineers are often the ones most lionized for creating the founding blocks of great companies, there are others who shape corporate culture in ways that are sometimes hard...
05:06 am GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Meet The Winners From The TechCrunch Seattle Meetup
If you weren't in Seattle last week for our TechCrunch meetup, we've got the pitches from the winners for your viewing pleasure.StowThat, RedRide and Pigeonewstook the top-three prizesfrom a field of ...
05:03 am GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch How To Stop 3D Printing's Race To The Bottom
Today's big news, courtesy of Quartz, is about the expiration of laser sintering patents that will change the face of 3D printing in 2014. In short, the reason "good" 3D printers - namely the ones tha...
03:06 am GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Behind On Loan Payments, Online Gaming Company Zattikka Could Fold As Soon As August 2
Online gaming companyZattikka suffered a precipitous decline on the London Stock Exchange today, falling a staggering 64 percent in normal trading.The cause of the plummet is simple: Zattikka is behin...
02:38 am GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Happy Birthday To Alex Wilhelm, Our Newest TechCrunch Writer
Alex Wilhelm is turning 24 today, but he’s been writing about tech since his sophomore year of college. So he’s joining us now with four solid years at The Next Web, where he wrote about M...
02:11 am GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch A Peek Inside Science Inc.'s Santa Monica Tech Startup Studio [TCTV]
TechCrunch has written quite a bit about Science, the Los Angeles-based startup "studio" that's helping to create and grow some of the more interesting companies on the tech scene today. So when a few...
01:57 am GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Memorability Lets You Create & Narrate Beautiful iPad Photo Books, No Printing Required
There's no shortage of mobile photo book applications on the market today, but a majority of these are focused on taking digital creations and turning them into offline, printed products.Memorability,...
01:55 am GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch eBay CEO John Donahoe: I Wish We Could Buy Airbnb But We Can't Afford It
At Fortune's Brainstorm Conference in Aspen today, eBay CEO John Donahoe joined the stage with Airbnb's co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky to talk about how they mentor each other (you can watch the live...
01:35 am GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch 5by Wants To Be Your Web Video Concierge, And It's Taking Aim At Phones And TVs, Too
I like to think we've all been here at one point: You're bored out of your wits and rather than try to do something productive, you just spend hour after endless hour on YouTube. The problem that tend...
12:37 am GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix's Original Content Plans Go Beyond TV Shows To Include Stand-Up Comedy And Documentaries
Following a second quarter that saw slower-than-expected subscriber growth, Netflix's letter to shareholders touted the progress that the company has made in original content and its future plans. Per...
12:10 am GMT - Tue, July 23, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix's Q2 Misses Due To Lower-Than-Expected Subscriber Adds, Earns 49 Cents Per Share On $1.07B In Revenue
Netflix just released its second-quarter earnings report, missing analyst expectations with lower-than-expected subscriber numbers. For the second quarter, Netflix reported earnings of 49 cents per sh...
11:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Brings Cloud Print To Windows, Makes Printer Sharing Easier
Google today launched a number of updates to Cloud Print that finally bring it to Windows and make it easier to share printers with others. Even Google knows that there are still some occasions when y...
11:32 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Sir Michael Moritz To Join Us At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco
The original journalist-turned-investor, Michael Moritz, will be joining us onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisconext September. In his over three-decades-long tech career, Moritz, who rose from...
11:20 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Researcher Reported iAd Workbench Hole Before Apple's Dev Center Went Dark, Here's What He Found
Apple's developer site went down unexpectedly last Thursday and stayed inactive for most of the weekend. The company revealed yesterday that it was because an "intruder" attempted to access personal i...
11:12 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch ShePlusPlus Documentary Features Industry Leaders, Stanford Professors and Students Talking Women In Tech [Video]
She++, a Stanford community for women in tech, publicly released a 12-minute documentary today featuring Stanford students, professors, and alumni discussing gender in technical fields.High profile Si...
10:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Frontback Is A Deeply Personal Photo-Taking App To Capture Fleeting Moments
From the team behind Checkthis, Frontback is a straightforward iPhone photo-taking app to capture the moment as it happens. You launch the app, take a photo of what you have in front of you, take a ph...
10:27 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Scenes From The Seattle TechCrunch Meetup
The startup scene in Seattle is for real. More than 1,000 people came to the Showbox theater last Thursday night to mingle, have a drink and hear the pitches from 18 local startups. Here are some scen...
09:46 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Rovio's Latest Bad Piggies Update Is Nothing To Snort At
Rovio has just released an update to Bad Piggies, the game that turned the tables, this time making the Bad Piggies the protagonists. Players are asked to build vehicles using various tools, boosts, a...
09:21 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Drool Britannia: Why The UK Anti-Porn Laws Are Ridiculous And It Matters That They're Overturned
Think of the children! Like clockwork, anti-porn sentiment has broken out again, this time in the UK. PM David Cameron has announced something he is calling “Default On” access to ISP-wide...
09:16 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Chill: Gmail's New Email Ads Aren't Actually New, And Aren't Even Real Emails
Only weeks after Google rolled out the revampedtabbed interface for Gmail, users began spottinga new ad format, which placed advertisements directly into the "Promotions" section of the inbox. News of...
09:08 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch SynapDx Raises $15.4M In Quest To Create A Blood Test For Autism
Autism, the disorder that affects social skills and communication and that is seeing a rising number of diagnoses, has a myriad number of causes from genetic to environmental factors. Because it’...
08:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch The Withings Pulse Is A Step Closer To Activity Tracker Perfection
The Withings Pulse is the latest device in the personal activity tracker category, and it isn't a wristband, which runs counter to the latest fad. Instead, it's a portable rectangle not unlike the ori...
08:34 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Updates Cloud Storage With Faster Uploads, Auto-Delete And Regional Buckets
Google today announced three new features for its Cloud Storage service that brings it closer to feature parity with Amazon's Web Services (AWS). Just like AWS's S3, Google's Cloud Storage now offers ...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch eBay Brings Same-Day Delivery Service eBay Now To Desktop, Prepares Regional Expansions
eBay Now, the same-day shipping service that first debuted for San Francisco residents nearly a year agobefore further expansions into San Jose and New York, is preparing to broaden its service yet ag...
07:26 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Canonical Seeks $32M To Build A Ubuntu Smartphone Designed For Converged Computing
Ubuntu Mobile isn't new; Canonical has already done much to promote its efforts to break into the smartphone mobile software space. But today the company is launching an Indiegogo campaign to fund the...
07:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Red Pitaya Lets You Measure All The Things
As a wannabe science nerd I've always been fascinated by oscilloscopes, wave generators, and sensors of all types. Sadly, because of my inability to add simple figures (even with a calculator) nobody ...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch This Is The Moto X
Meet Motorola's next flagship smartphone: The Moto X. Reportedly assembled in the great state of Texas, nearly every aspect of the phone has leaked prior to the phone's official unveiling on August 1s...
05:56 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Jobandtalent Raises $3.3M For Its Linguistics Algorithm-Based Approach To Recruitment
U.K.- and Spain-based recruitment startup Jobandtalent, which uses linguistic analysis to alert candidates to jobs they might otherwise have missed, has just closed a 2.5 million ($3.3 million) fundin...
05:48 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Joins Apple, Google And Microsoft With First Global Developer Conference October 27-29
Samsung has built itself into a consumer electronics giant to rival some of the biggest and baddest, and now it's following the example of some of its lofty peers and announcing its first annual devel...
05:32 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Buys 40M Shares From Third Point ($1.2B In Value) As Loeb, Wilson And Wolf Resign From Board
Looks like Yahoo is trying to take control of its own destiny once again. The company today announced that it would repurchase 40 million shares owned by Third Point LLC at a price of $29.11 per share...
05:32 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Buys Back 40M Shares From Hedge Fund Third Point ($1.2B In Value) As Loeb, Wilson And Wolf Resign From Board
Looks like Yahoo is trying to take control of its own destiny once again. The company today announced that it would repurchase 40 million shares owned by the hedge fund Third Point LLC at a price of $...
05:21 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Aereo Will Expand Into Utah On August 19
Today Aereo, the live TV streaming/DVR service that brings content directly to any of your devices, at any time, has today announced its plans to launch service in Utah on August 19. Shortly after, th...
05:13 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Leap Motion Launches With Limited Appeal, But It Could Be A Ticking Time Bomb Of Innovation
The much-anticipated Leap Motion Controller began shipping to pre-order customers today, as reviews of the input device hit the web. The startup behind the controller has done an impressive job raisin...
04:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Takes 6.3% Stake In Google Glass Tech Supplier Himax Display As It Preps To Ramp Up Production
Shares of semiconductor maker Himax Technologies are jumping in pre-market trading with the news that Google has taken a 6.3% stake in Himax Display (HDI). HDI is a subsidiary of the Taiwanese company...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Expect Labs Nabs IDG And Liberty Global As Strategic Investors, Says iPad App Launch Is In The Works
The Expect Labs team has been awfully busy these past few months -- the San Francisco startup has already locked up investment deals with major players in the mobile and hardware realms, and now the c...
03:54 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Reportedly Testing Bigger iPhone And iPad Screens, Starting Production On New 9.7 iPad
Apple is reportedly testing out bigger iPhone and iPad screen designs, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. The Mac maker has been asking its supplier partners for prototype screens in sizes...
02:06 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Invenias Raises $1.5M To Push Its Exec Search & Recruitment SaaS Platform In U.S., Asia
Invenias, a provider of cloud software for the executive search & recruitment sector, has closed a $1.5 million Series A round from new investor MMC Ventures, along with a number of private invest...
01:20 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Coub Raises $1M For Its Gif-Like Looping Music Videos Service
Coub, the Russian startup that lets you create Gif-like short looped music videos, has raised $1 million from local VCs Brothers Ventures and Phenomen Ventures.The site, which lets users upload videos...
12:58 pm GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Follow-On Funding For UK Startups Stalls - France And Germany Accelerate
As most entrepreneurs will tell you, it's not raising a funding round that concentrates the mind so much as wondering if you'll be able to raise a follow-on round after that. European startups have co...
08:05 am GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's Feature Phone Platform Scores 100M Users, Most In Emerging Markets
Facebook announced that Facebook For Every Phone, a native app that works on feature phones, has been downloaded 100 million times. ...
07:16 am GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch HTC Appoints New U.S. Strategy Chief, Creates Emerging Devices Unit To Focus On Innovation And Global Sales
After months of internal turmoil and struggling sales, HTC is trying to reboot its strategy by establishing a new unit to develop "innovative" products and putting its its global sales president back ...
06:21 am GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch When Zuckerberg Thought His Sales Guy Was 50 Cent
In April 2005, current General Catalyst Partner (disclosure) Kevin Colleran replaced Eduardo Severin as Facebook's business development head and sales lead. He was Facebook employee number seven.And e...
05:09 am GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Revamped Nexus 7 Spotted In Newly Leaked Press Image
In just a few days now, Google's Chrome and Android chief Sundar Pichai will be joined by a slew of journalists and media types to nosh on some breakfast and show off the newly-revamped Nexus 7. If yo...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Touch: Where Microsoft Went Wrong
Microsoft had a pretty bad week. The software giant announced disastrous earnings, which led its stock to tank over 11 percent the next day. One reason for the bad quarter was the $900 million charge ...
02:43 am GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Confirms That Its Dev Center Has Been Breached By Hackers
After 3 days of silence as to why the iOS Developer Center has been down, Apple has just confirmed that they are investigating a security breach. Developers just began receiving the email below; Apple...
01:56 am GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch Sports Illustrated's Peter King Aims To Create Appointment Reading With New MMQB Site
Sports Illustrated is launching a standalone football website, MMQB, tomorrow morning. The sites name comes from star Sports Illustrated writer Peter King, who writes a weekly column, Monday Morning Q...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, July 22, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: Apple Needs To Make An iJoypad
The prospect of iPhones supporting game controllers is cool. But why is Apple giving away the opportunity to seize the initiative and make a new cool new add-on of its own? It feels like a big mistake...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 21, 2013
Techcrunch News360 Adds Edelman And Network For Good As Advertisers To Its New Sponsored Content Program
Earlier this week, the makers of personalized news app News360 announced that they have launched their monetization efforts with a sponsored content program, where companies can pay to have their cont...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 21, 2013
Techcrunch Blippar CEO Celebrates One Year In The U.S. With AR Advertising Demo
Today Blippar, a two-year old AR advertising company out of the UK, is celebrating its one-year anniversary in the U.S. AR advertising sounds about as exciting API management, but 3 million users beg ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 21, 2013
Techcrunch We Need To Have A Debate About Growth
In September 2012, Y Combinators Paul Graham penned a widely-circulated essay titled Startups = Growth. The message was clear -- startups are about growth. Once a startup stops growing, it gets busy d...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, July 21, 2013
Techcrunch Making Buying Decisions In A Data-Driven World Does Not Mean Digesting Old Reports
It took a while for me this week to judge the news value of the G2 Crowd analyst report about marketing automation. I thought about it, took another look and concluded that yes, marketing automation h...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, July 21, 2013
Techcrunch Google Surveys Can Make Anyone A Professional Pollster
Nate Silver and I are big fans of Google’s Consumer Surveys tool. “Perhaps it wont be long before Google, not Gallup, is the most trusted name in polling,” wrote Silver, on how Googl...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, July 21, 2013
Techcrunch How To Self-Publish A Bestseller: Publishing 3.0
Every entrepreneur should self-publish a book,because self-publishing is the new business card. If you want to stand out in a world of content, you need to underline your expertise. Publishing a book ...
04:12 am GMT - Sun, July 21, 2013
Techcrunch MBank And The Future Of Responsive Banking
I'm not a huge fan of banks and when senior director Michal Panowicz approached me about mBank my interest was pigued. How could a banking spin-off of BRE Bank and founded in 2000 create one of the co...
01:40 am GMT - Sun, July 21, 2013
Techcrunch How This Kid Tossed One Raccoon In 43 Seconds
Some days you're on call for weekend news duty and it's pretty boring and you get tired of just sitting around waiting for something to happen and you're just sort of hanging out and watching Twitter ...
12:03 am GMT - Sun, July 21, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox Acquires Mobile Coupon Startup Endorse A Month After Shutdown
About a month after shutting down its app, mobile coupon startup Endorse has been acquired by Dropbox, the team announced on its blog today. The deal follows a number of other recent acquisition Dropb...
12:01 am GMT - Sun, July 21, 2013
Techcrunch Bay Area Tech Wages Are The Nation's Highest At $123K, But Should Entrepreneurs Look Elsewhere As Costs Rise?
The San Francisco Bay Area pays the highest median tech wage, at $123,497, but comes with higher taxes and housing costs, according to data assembled by Good April, an online tax-planning startup base...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, July 21, 2013
Techcrunch Why 3D Printing Will Work In Fashion
In case you haven't heard, 3D printing has entered the mainstream, and it will disrupt every industry's manufacturing processes slightly differently. Let's talk about why it will work in fashion.3D pr...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 20, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Microsoft Stock Nosedives, Path Raising Again, Netflix's Emmy Nods
Welcome one and all to a brand new episode of CrunchWeek, the show that brings a few of us writers together in front of the TechCrunch TV cameras to dish on some of the more interesting stories from t...
09:13 pm GMT - Sat, July 20, 2013
Techcrunch Will The Real Berlin Please Stand Up? - A VC Puts The City's Tech Boom in Context
This is a guest post by Ciaran OLeary, a Partner at Earlybird Venture Capital in Berlin. Earlybird manages 600m in funds and are investors in companies such as Carpooling.com, Peak Games, SocialBakers...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 20, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: iBeacon & Eggs
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb filter across our head. Television is going streamland in a big w...
07:45 pm GMT - Sat, July 20, 2013
Techcrunch Designing Facebook Home Video Gives Rare Look At Prototypes And Iteration Process
Facebook Home's launcher was inspired by Lunchables. That's just one nugget of insight into Facebook's design process from a presentation it gave to Bay Area designers in May and that it's now release...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 20, 2013
Techcrunch When Will Doom Come To Hollywood?
Jane Austen? Shakespeare? Tolstoy? Hacks. Beethoven? Bach? Mozart? Wildly overrated. Statistically speaking, at least.It's a curious fact that while the long-dead titans of literature and music are re...
08:00 am GMT - Sat, July 20, 2013
Techcrunch Let's Have General Solicitation As Congress Intended It
Everyone passionate about the startup company funding ecosystem was overjoyed by the news last week that general solicitation would soon be okay for startups looking for angel investors. With one fell...
07:19 am GMT - Sat, July 20, 2013
Techcrunch In Wake Of Outcry Over Censorship, Tumblr Explains Its NSFW Policy (Kind Of)
So, I was searching for pornography on Tumblr this morning. (It was work-related!) Word was, the now-Yahoo-owned blogging network made a significant change to the way adult-themed blogs could be disco...
05:15 am GMT - Sat, July 20, 2013
Techcrunch Nate Silver Is Leaving The New York Times For ESPN
Nate Silver, the statistician who rose to national prominence for his scarily accurate predictions of the 2008 and 2012 U.S. presidential elections, is leaving The New York Times for ESPN. Silver wil...
01:55 am GMT - Sat, July 20, 2013
Techcrunch Apple To Reportedly Buy Transportation App HopStop - Mass Transit To Return To Apple Maps?
Apple has agreed to acquire transit navigation app HopStop.com, according to a report in Bloomberg.AllThingsD has apparently received confirmation from an Apple spokesperson. I've reached out to both ...
01:55 am GMT - Sat, July 20, 2013
Techcrunch Apple To Buy Transportation App HopStop - Mass Transit To Return To Apple Maps?
Apple has agreed to acquire transit navigation app HopStop.com, according to a report in Bloomberg.AllThingsD has apparently received confirmation from an Apple spokesperson. I've reached out to both ...
01:35 am GMT - Sat, July 20, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Resolute Ventures' Mike Hirshland On Why He Hates Party Rounds (And Why Founders Still Raise Them)
In this week's episode of Ask A VC, Resolute Ventures' founder Mike Hirshland joined us in the studio to talk about seed-stage investing, party rounds and how startups should structure boards....
01:25 am GMT - Sat, July 20, 2013
Techcrunch Poppy Is Now Courting Developers To Build 3-D Augmented Reality Games For Your iPhone
Remember Poppy? It's that device -- now on Kickstarter -- that lets you watch and record 3-D photos and videos using your iPhone. It's kind of like a Viewmaster for the digital age. Now it's looking t...
01:17 am GMT - Sat, July 20, 2013
Techcrunch Motorola Will Officially Unveil The Moto X In New York On August 1
Well, here we go. After a considerable amount of teasing (not to mention cheerleading from Google execs during earnings calls), Motorola Mobility is finally ready to unveil its long-awaited Moto X sma...
12:59 am GMT - Sat, July 20, 2013
Techcrunch As The Series A Crunch Tightens, Teams of Coders Are Looking To Find New Jobs On DeveloperAuction
DeveloperAuction, an online marketplace that lets startups submit salary bids to talented engineers, has expanded to allow teams of coders and designers to put themselves up for auction as a group.As ...
12:38 am GMT - Sat, July 20, 2013
Techcrunch Thrive Capital's Kushner Looks To Build A Modern Health Insurer With $40M For Oscar
With new parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) going into effect next year, Thrive Capital’s Josh Kushner is betting that health insurance — an area long ...
12:31 am GMT - Sat, July 20, 2013
Techcrunch ModCloth, Now With Over $100 Million In Annual Revenue, Is Going Mobile First
ModCloth, the indie fashion site best known for its vintage-inspired dresses, is today offering the first look into its revenue situation since 2009. The e-commerce startup, which is backed by roughly...
12:31 am GMT - Sat, July 20, 2013
Techcrunch Gmail Offers Full-Screen Compose Again
Google has just launched a brand new, but relatively ineffectual, feature for Gmail users: a full-screen compose option. Enabling this option will push the compose window to the center of your inbox, ...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Experiences Its Biggest Drop Of The Century As Shares Fall 12 Percent
Microsoft shares (NASDAQ:MSFT) dropped 12.2 percent, representing the biggest single-day drop in over 13 years. On April 24, 2000, shares dropped 15.6 percent -- since then, Microsoft has never experi...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Surface RT, Moto X, And The Seattle Meetup
Hello and welcome to another Friday. It's a scorcher out there, AMIRITE? But we're here to cool things down a bit with yet another episode of the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast. ...
10:49 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Blink(1), The Cute Little Indicator Light, Is Kickstarting Itself Into A Second Version
Blink(1), a Kickstarter favorite that launched a year ago is coming back for more. The indicator light, which plugs into your USB and simply blinks on command, is now selling for a pledge of $25 and s...
10:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Launches PhoneGap 3.0 With New Plug-In Architecture, APIs And Better Tools
Adobe today launched version 3.0 of its PhoneGap open source mobile app development platform. PhoneGap has long been one of the most popular tools for developers who want to write cross-platform mobil...
10:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's Developer Center Goes Down For Over 24 Hours
If you're trying to get some iOS development done and just can't get to the tools you need, don't worry: you're not alone.Apple's Developer Center is down. Hard. But why?...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Tracks Pivots From Photo Sharing To Social Self-Expression With The Launch Of Its New Kanvas App
The team behind group photo sharing application Tracks has launched a new app today called Kanvas. The new app is aiming to create a whole new wave of social self-expression by giving its users the to...
09:50 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Still Hopes You'll Buy A Surface RT, Launches New Surface Vs. iPad Ad
Sometimes it feels like Microsoft just can't help itself. After yesterday's disastrous earnings report was made even worse because Microsoft had to reveal how badly the Surface RT had been selling, th...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Job Listing Suggests Motorola Mobility Is Starting To Focus On Wearable Tech In Earnest
Heads up, wearable tech aficionados: Motorola Mobility is looking to produce some new wearable gadgets and it wants some help. The Google-owned company quietly posted a job listing yesterday looking f...
08:47 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch San Jose State's Bold Experiment In Online Ed Disappoints, Suspends Pilot With Udacity
The largest university system in the world has suspended a bold experiment in massively open online course (MOOC) education, after disappointing student outcomes. Last January, San Jose State Universi...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Uber Takes The Rocky Road To Deliver You S'more Ice Cream
Coffee, Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz! Today, for the second year in a row, Uber will be delivering ice cream -- vanilla, chocolate, and everything in between -- in 33 cities in 10 countries.You might think its...
07:48 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Refer A Startup To FundersClub For Crowdfunding, Get Paid If It Exits
Think you know about the hottest startups before anyone else? Equity crowdfunding platform and online venture firm FundersClub wants you to be their eyes and ears, so they're offering to give you 10% ...
07:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch To Give U.S. Manufacuring A Boost, Maker's Row Gets $1M From Index, Comcast, Alexis Ohanian & More
The emergence of vertically integrated e-commece operations like Everlane and Flint and Tinder highlights how a new generation of startups is using entrepreneurial muscle for economic regeneration in ...
07:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch To Give U.S. Manufacturing A Boost, Maker's Row Gets $1M From Index, Comcast, Alexis Ohanian & More
The emergence of vertically integrated e-commerce operations like Everlane and Flint and Tinder highlights how a new generation of startups is using entrepreneurial muscle for economic regeneration in...
06:51 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Evernote Makes Big Push To Sync Up Apps With iOS, Android, Windows App Updates
Evernote recently updated its iOS app to include a bevy of new free and premium features to the note taking app. For those of you who happen to read TechCrunch but don’t use smartphones or appli...
06:21 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Digg Reader Adds Top Requested Features, But Still A Long Way From Replacing Google Reader
Digg Reader, the Betaworks-backed alternative to the now dead Google Reader, is making progress in becoming a more solidified platform for serious feed reading. Shortly after its launch a couple of we...
06:06 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Lernstift Pen, Which Corrects You As You Write, Picks Up Speed On Kickstarter
Lernstift is a pen which vibrates when you spell the word incorrectly. However, it could also be capable of spawning its own App ecosystem. After launching on Kickstarter recently, it's picking up spe...
05:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Rovio Now Lets Users Worldwide Sync Angry Birds, The Croods Gameplay Across Devices
What makes Candy Crush so addictive? A combination of perfected game mechanics, built-in social media virality, and the maddening timer that tells you can't play right now - which somehow makes you cr...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Former Google And Twitter Engineering Lead Daniel Loreto Heads To Venrock For EIR Role
Daniel Loreto, a former engineering lead and Google and Twitter, is headed to Venrock as an EIR in the VC firm's New York office.Loreto was previously part of the team Julpan, a real-time data analysi...
04:43 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch U.S. Music Sales Down As Streaming Up 24% To 51B Tracks In 6 Months; Harlem Shake Bumps Its Way To The Top
As questions continue to swirl around just how well artists get paid through streaming music services like Spotify -- and what they can do to improve that -- Nielsen today released numbersthat attest ...
03:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Urbanara Becomes First To Try An IPO' On Bergfuerst's Crowd Funding Platform
Founded in 2010, Urbanara is an upscale 'home wares' site across Europe, but manly Germany. It has VC backing, 25,000 customers and will make about 5million in sales this year. It controls its entire ...
03:07 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch With Its Acquisition Of Locationary, Apple Zeros In On Maps, Big Data And Competing With Google
After breaking up with Google and forging its own way forward with its mapping service on iOS, Apple is now taking another step on that path: today it emerged that the company has bought Locationary, ...
02:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Australia E-Commerce Giant The Catch Group Launches Incubator SketchBook Ventures To Share Its Resources With Startups
Australia's top online shopping group The Catch Group, which boasts annual revenue of A$350 million ($321 million) and a database of 3.5 million customers, wants to give a hand to fledging startups. I...
12:56 pm GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Freemium Is Irresistable, Even For Successful Game Companies
The freemium debate continues to rage on. Some say it’s the future of how business will be run, while others say it’s synonymous with casual games (read: not for hardcore gamers). Now the ...
08:37 am GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Never Forget A Face With NumberSnap
Have you ever been in, let’s say a discotheque,and gotten caught in a whirl of names, numbers and faces that you just can’t keep straight? Happens all the time. Luckily,NumberSnapjust beca...
05:12 am GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch URGENT FOR ALEXIA AND ELDON
This is the worst email our tips line received today. I look forward to having a drink with this dude....
03:54 am GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Freedom Of Information Act Machine Fights Government Secrecy By Automating Transparency Requests
The Freedom of Information Act Machine, an open online platform that automates Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests,launched on Kickstarter two days ago and has already surpassed its funding goa...
02:14 am GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch A Visit To DogVacay's L.A. HQ To Meet The People (And Dogs) Behind The Airbnb For Pets
It turns out that DogVacay has also made a name for itself as a startup to watch in its local Silicon Beach scene -- while TechCrunch TV was visiting Los Angeles this past week, when we'd ask local te...
12:35 am GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Finally Reveals That No One Wanted The Surface RT
Windows RT is a dog. We've been saying that from the beginning. We weren't alone. It's very hard to find a positive review of Windows RT, and more specifically, the nine-month-old Microsoft Surface wi...
12:35 am GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed FanHero Helps YouTubers Sell Branded Merch To Their Fans
there's this company called FanHero, it's all about helping those YouTube guys make money in like, non-advertising ways. Giving the community ways to support them through commerce -- you know, selling...
12:22 am GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Yelp To Acquire Online Reservation Service SeatMe For Up To $12.7M
Yelp has just announced that they've agreed to acquire SeatMe, the startup that set out to battle OpenTable in the restaurant reservation space.Looks like they'll acquire them for $2.2M in cash and 26...
12:05 am GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Misses Q4 Earnings With $19.9B In Revenue, EPS Of $0.59, Takes $900M Charge Against Surface RT Inventory Adjustments
Microsoft just posted its earnings for its fourth financial quarter of 2013. The company reported revenue of $19.9 billion and earnings per share of $0.59. While that’s in line with analyst expe...
12:05 am GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft's Q4 Earnings Miss With $19.9B In Revenue, EPS Of $0.59, Takes $900M Charge Against Surface RT Inventory Adjustments
Microsoft just posted its earnings for its fourth financial quarter of 2013. The company reported revenue of $19.9 billion and earnings per share of $0.59. While that’s in line with analyst expe...
12:03 am GMT - Fri, July 19, 2013
Techcrunch Google Misses Estimates In Q2 With $14.1B In Revenue, Net Income Of $3.2B, And EPS Of $9.56
It's that time again -- Google's fiscal second quarter earnings have just crossed the wires and they're definitely not what most people expected. For Q2 2013, the company reported consolidated revenue...
11:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Another Day, Another Yahoo Acquisition: Chinese Social Network-Data Startup Ztelic
Yahoo has acquired Ztelic, a Beijing startup focused on social network-data, as first reported by the Wall Street Journa. This is Yahoo's second acquisition in as many days (something they've already ...
10:32 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Meetup. Tonight. Seattle.
We're here, Seattle. And boy is it nice. Blue skies, cool weather, and great startups. We're loving it.Tonight, at 6:00, TechCrunch is taking over the ShowBox at the Market for an evening of good time...
10:27 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Content Delivery Network EdgeCast Raises $54 Million From Performance Equity Management
Los Angeles-based content delivery network EdgeCast Networks is looking to expand its sales and engineering teams, and it's raised a fresh round of $54 million in new financing to help it do so. The f...
10:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Flight Search Startup And Disrupt Contender Superfly Adds Personalized Hotel Booking Service
Superfly, which helps travelers take advantage of frequent flier miles and airline rewards programs, is expanding its services to include a mobile app for finding and booking hotels. Superfly first la...
09:51 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Locket Puts Ads On Smartphone Lock Screens, Pays You To Use Your Phone
Would you install an Android app that put ads directly on your smartphone's lock screen? No? What if you were paid to do so, and whenever you swiped to unlock your device, you made a little money? Tha...
09:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch SinDelantal.Mx Raises 2.5M From Seaya Ventures To Become The Just Eat Of Mexico (Or Get Bought)
Mexico's SinDelantal.Mx, the online take-out delivery service started by the founders of Spain's SinDelantal.com, which exited to Just Eat late last year for a figure we pegged in the range of "a few ...
09:10 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch When TV Isn't Just TV Anymore
We live in a world where Netflix is receiving Emmy nominations. The streaming video company received an unprecedented number of Emmy nominations -- 14 in all. That included nine nominations for the Ke...
09:02 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Legendary Investor John Doerr Will Take The Stage At Disrupt SF
Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page has said that Kleiner Perkins partner and legendary technology investor John Doerr "sees the future first." He's backed companies like Amazon, Intuit and Google. W...
09:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch The Google Drive Paradox And Why Egnyte Is Not Complaining
The person using Google Drive faces a paradox. And it's one that many people face when they want to use a service not built from the ground up for the enterprise.It's just not secure enough. Google Dr...
08:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 07.18.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 9am Pacific....
08:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Content Marketing Platform Kapost Raises $5.6M From Lead Edge And Floodgate
Kapost, a startup offering tools for content marketers, just announced that it has raised $5.6 million in Series C funding.This brings The TechStars-incubated company's total funding to $8.7 million. ...
07:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Verizon Joins The Early Phone Upgrading Wars With New Edge' Program
Verizon CFO Fran Shammo confirmed during the company's quarterly earnings call that Verizon Wireless was working on a new, more frequent phone upgrading scheme called Edge, but didn't elaborate much. ...
07:27 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch The New York Times Will Release A Gesture-Controlled News App For Leap Motion
The New York Times says it plans to release a Top News app for Leap Motion, the soon-to-be-released controller that will allow users to interact with their computers through gestures in fact, it will...
06:11 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch #DisruptEurope - Finish Your Battlefield Applications ASAP
TechCrunch Disrupt Europe will be held in Berlin this October. It will feature an outstanding slate of global startups, influential speakers, VIP guests and more. But, attention new startups that want...
06:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch ERA-Backed mxHero Raises $1.25M Seed Round Led By White Star Capital
mxHero, a company that graduated out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, has just closed a $1.25 million seed round of funding, with investors such as White Star Capital, as well as angel inv...
05:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Hullabalu, A Startup With A Different Take On Touchable Storybooks, Arrives On iPhone
Hullabalu, the New York-based kids app maker backed by $1.8 million from SV Angel, Great Oaks, and others, is today bringing its iPad storybook app to the iPhone. Like the big-screen version, the new ...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Plans Up To 440 Job Cuts In Legacy Mobile Division, With Some Recyling Into New Areas
In today's Q2 earnings, Nokia noted declining revenues and overall unit sales in handsets, but also improving operating profits -- cross currents that point to a company still doing quite a lot of cos...
05:28 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Acquires Assets Of UK Mobile Bug-Checking Software Developer Monoidics
Facebook has just agreed to acquire certain assets and hire some employees of UK software verification developer Monoidics. Pending closing conditions, some Monoidics engineers will join Facebook's Lo...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Hey Reddit, These Subreddits Are Totally Default Worthy, Too
Reddit just changed its default subreddits for the first time since October 2011. As part of the new Reddit switcheroo, /r/politics and /r/atheism, two of the most controversial areas on the site, wer...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Veteran Ari Steinberg's New Startup Vamo Taps Big Data To Book You Cheap And Easy Travel
Travel planning is a nightmare. So many moving parts cause decision paralysis and fear you're getting gouged. That's why 7-year Facebooker Ari Steinberg just raised $1.6 million for his new startup Va...
05:08 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Paid Apps On The Decline: 90% Of iOS Apps Are Free, Up From 80-84% During 2010-2012, Says Flurry
The trend toward more mobile applications going free continues, app analytics provider Flurry confirms this morning in a new report focused on app price changes over time. The company, whose analytics...
04:11 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch OUYA Launches $1M Free The Games' Fund, Will Match Kickstarter Funds For OUYA-Bound Games
The OUYA Android gaming console has been met with mixed reviews. The console blew up on Kickstarter, and in the months leading up to its recent release, the hype has turned into slight concern over wh...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Personalized News Radio App Swell Raises $5.4M
Swell, the app that brings a Pandora-like experience to news and talk radio content, is announcing that it has raised $5.4 million in Series A funding.The round was led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, wit...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Nifti Reveals A Price-Tracking & Alerts Service Backed By $800K From Google Ventures, Otto Capital & Others
Nifti, a new shopping service that helps you keep track of when items you want to buy go on sale, is officially opening its doors today, backed by $800,000 in seed funding from Google Ventures, Otto C...
02:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Dear VCs - Join The CrunchBase Venture Program And Get Better Startup Data
Back in April we announced the CrunchBase Venture Program for the free CrunchBase startup database. We announced the firms that helped shape the CrunchBase Venture Program including Sequoia Capital, G...
02:04 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Q2 2013 Misses On Sales Of $7.5B; Posts $0 EPS And 7.4M Lumias Sold
More negative numbers for Nokia today, as the company reported its quarterly earnings for Q2, but it also noted sales of 7.4 million Window Phone-powered Lumia devices getting sold -- the most in any ...
01:47 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch r Disney Quietly Acquired Owner SpotMixer A Year Ago, Video App Vlix Is Shutting Down
Vlix -- an app that let users add filters and other features and then share them with others -- is shutting down in August, about a year after its developer, SpotMixer, was quietly acquired by Disney....
01:47 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch After Disney Quietly Acquired Owner SpotMixer A Year Ago, Video App Vlix Is Shutting Down
Vlix -- an app that let users add filters and other features and then share them with others -- is shutting down in August, about a year after its developer, SpotMixer, was quietly acquired by Disney....
01:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Yarrly Is An Anonymous Meme Generator For Android With A Chain Letter-Styled Remixable Twist
What the world really needs is an anonymous meme generator with a chain letter-styled remixable twist. Meet Yarrly (to be said with your best pirate voice). Created by Dave Ganly and Holly Clarke, the...
12:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch HTC Finally Outs The Slightly Smaller One Mini, We Go Hands-On
At long last, HTC finally confirmed what we all already knew to be true -- the HTC One mini is a real mid-range smartphone, and it's going to start hitting store shelves across the globe shortly.Given...
09:03 am GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch SaaS Pioneer Open-Xchange Raises $20M To Expand Its Cloud-Based Services
Open-Xchange, maker of Web-based communication, collaboration and office productivity open-source software, has received $20 million in funding from United Internet, former Deutsche Bank COO Hermann-J...
08:16 am GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch With Launch Of 3.0, Adobe Social Supports Instagram, LinkedIn, And More, Plus Predictive Capabilities
Adobe says version 3.0 of Adobe Social, its set of tools for social marketing, is going live right now.When I met with Bill Ingram, vice president of product management for digital marketing, and Emi ...
07:15 am GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch By Wrapping Sensors In A Plushie, Teddy The Guardian Aims To Sell Medical Tech For Kids
In only a few months, the founders of IDerma, a medical technology start-up based out of Zagreb, Croatia, have developed and launched what they’re marketing as medical sensor technology for chil...
05:59 am GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Gov't Analysis Startup FiscalNote Enlists Former Cabinet Secretary Lu And Elsevier's Chi As Advisors
FiscalNote, a startup that promises to help businesses track and predict state and local legislation, is announcing that it has brought on two prominent advisors Chris Lu, former White House Cabinet ...
05:29 am GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Orbs CCG Takes To Kickstarter To Reinvent Magic: The Gathering For Asynchronous Online Play
Hey, remember Magic: The Gathering? Maybe you're like me and you played the game religiously as a teenager, only to abandon it as you got older. (For those of you don't know what I'm talking about: It...
05:20 am GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Online Grocery Store Redmart Raises Series A Round To Stay Put In Singapore
Singaporean online grocery store, Redmart, just raised an undisclosed Series A round that is “in the millions”, according to co-founder and CEO Roger Egan. Together with this funding amoun...
05:04 am GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch GoInstant's Next Chapter Is A Developer Platform For The Multiplayer Web
GoInstant, the startup that Salesforce.com bought for $70 million, has launched a new developer platform for what it calls the "multiplayer web."The company, which operates as a separate entity within...
04:13 am GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Startups, I Give Up On You For Today
Startups, I just give up on you for today.Because after whatever happened in this fustercluck of a story, the office arrival of these creepy dolls that some company made of co-editor Eric Eldon, Susan...
02:58 am GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Young Mad Scientist Super Awesome Sylvia Is Kickstarting A Robotic Watercolor Set
A 12-year-old maker named Super Awesome Sylvia (she is quite super awesome) is looking for $50,000 to build a robotic watercolor, the WaterColorBot, set that can draw nearly anything you design in a c...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Reddit Insight Is An Awesome Hack That Reveals How The Internet's Front Page' Really Works
Anyone who has had their website get some traction on Reddit knows that it truly lives up to its "front page of the Internet" label -- the kind of traffic the site drives can be remarkable. But the pr...
01:34 am GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Casual Game Developer Arkadium Gets On The HTML5 Train
Casual games company Arkadium is announcing today that it's supporting HTML5 games in its Arena Network. In other words, the company is finally acknowledging the need to move on from Flash.The news s...
01:17 am GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Venturocket Grabs $700K To Kill Resume Spam, Build A Better Pay-Per-Connection Jobs Marketplace
With the war for talent alive and well and jobs sites continuing to leave more than a little to be desired, San Francisco-based Venturocket is announcing today that it has raised $700K in Series A fin...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Stayful Brings The Priceline Model To Boutique Hotels, Letting You Bid On Places To Stay In Realtime
There's a new travel site launching that's focused on bringing real-time bidding to the boutique hotel market. The site, called Stayful, was founded by travel industry veterans from Expedia and Hotels...
12:20 am GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Driven By Marketplace And PayPal Growth, eBay's Q2 Revenue Up 14 Percent To $3.9B
As expected, eBay reported decent financial results in Q2 2013 today. Revenue was up 14% to $3.9 billion, compared to the same period of 2012. The company reported second quarter net income on a GAAP ...
12:20 am GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Driven By Marketplace And PayPal Growth, eBay's Q2 Revenue Up 14 Percent To $3.9B
As expected, eBay reported decent financial results in Q2 2013 today. Revenue was up 14% to $3.9 billion, compared to the same period of 2012. The company reported second quarter net income on a GAAP ...
12:05 am GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Intel Misses In Q2 2013, Reports EPS Of $0.39 And Revenue Of $12.8 Billion
Intel reported its fiscal Q2 2013 earnings just a few moments ago, and they just fell short of analyst predictions. The legendary chipmaker reported earnings of $0.39 per share and $12.8 billion in re...
12:01 am GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch Audiodraft, The Crowdsourcing Platform For Sound And Music, Raises $400K From 500 Startups, Promus
Audiodraft, a platform where brands or anybody else can commissions custom music or sounds, just closed $400,000 in a funding round led by 500 Startups and Promus Ventures. The best analogy for what t...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, July 18, 2013
Techcrunch ElationEMR's Kyna Fong On Taking The Family Business To A New Level
Small startups are like families, especially when you found said company with your sibling. For this week's Founder Stories, I met with Kyna Fong, co-founder of ElationEMR, who has done just that. Ela...
11:35 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Liquor.com Raises $3.1 million In Series B Funding
If you ask me you don't mess around with people like that you get out of the room and then you get into the car and go home you don't call nobody you know or whatever, right? So I'm talking with Suffo...
11:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch ColAR Uses Augmented Reality To Bring Your Kid's Drawing To Life
I would've written this earlier, but I was busy picking pieces of my mind up off the floor. I get to write about cool stuff all day, but this... this is incredible.colAR is the coloring book of the fu...
11:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch More Tickets Are Now Available For The 8th Annual August Capital Party In Silicon Valley
Ready, set, click. We just released one of the last batches of tickets to our annual party at August Capital. Space is very limited. The deck at August Capital's beautiful Sand Hill Road office can on...
10:51 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Puppet Labs Acquires Cloudsmith For Its Tools That Connect GitHub To AWS
Puppet Labs is acquiring Cloudsmith, a provider of development tools for building out infrastructures that are automated in the manner that is becoming essential in this age of the cloud. Terms of the...
10:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Tumblr Lets Users Make Gifs From Their Webcams, But Not Yet From The App
Tumblr users can now make four-frame GIFs using their webcams; the feature is not available yet for Tumblr apps. Users can press Take a Photo in photo posts and select GIF," then record themselves.Thi...
09:26 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed RealCrowd Rides The Crowdfunding Wave To Pool Capital For Real Estate Investments
Hardware projects. T-shirts. People. Scientific research. Crowdfunding is getting applied to every possible niche vertical. Now a Y Combinator-backed team is looking to bring crowdfunding to real esta...
09:26 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Withings Raises $30 Million From Bpifrance And Others To Fuel International Growth
Health gadget company Withings will announce in a few minutes a new funding round from Bpifrance, Idinvest Partners, 360 Capital Partners and existing investor Ventech. Out of the $30 million, $15 mil...
09:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Acquires Neophyte Startup AdMovate To Improve Mobile Ads
Yahoo announced today that it has acquired AdMovate, a mobile advertising startup. A letter from AdMovate seems to indicate that the company was bought for their talent, rather than product. ...
09:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Inking New Deals With Pearson And Elsevier, Inkling Nets $16M From Sequoia And More To Digitize The World's Academic Content
With the word beginning to quietly leak out last week (thanks to its regulatory filing), San Francisco-based mobile learning startup, Inkling, officially announced today that it has raised $16 million...
09:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Inking New Deals With Pearson And Elsevier, Inkling Nets $16M From Sequoia & More To Digitize The World's Textbooks
With the word beginning to quietly leak out last week (thanks to its regulatory filing), San Francisco-based mobile learning startup, Inkling, officially announced today that it has raised $16 million...
08:50 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Nielsen: Microsoft Pays The Most Right Now To Promote Its Products; Tech Ads Jump 30% To $723M In Q1, MSFT Jumps 200%
Microsoft has not been shy in the past to spend its money on advertising its products against competition -- in 2011 apparently sinking up to $100 million on making sure that people knew about its sea...
08:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Gadget Marketplace Grand St. Opens Up To All, Launches A Collection' Of Goods Always For Sale
E-commerce startup Grand St. is moving out of its invite-only mode and has opened up to everyone today, allowing customers to browse and shop the new gadgets that appear on the site daily. It's also l...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Potluck, The Link-Sharing Service For The Rest Of Us, Arrives On iPhone
Potluck, the new link-sharing service from the team behind social conversation Branch, has now arrived on the iPhone, where BranchCEO and co-founder Josh Miller believes it may be able to better serve...
08:34 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch David Karp Knows How Tumblr Will Handle Porn, Is Not So Sure About NSA
Tumblr founder David Karp was a guest on The Colbert Report last night - an appearance he wrote would be "one of the scariest moments of my life." But as it turned out, the interview went fairly well,...
08:27 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Bing's Autosuggest Gets Smarter, Now Includes Brands, Movies, Animals And More
Microsoft's Bing today announced an update to its autosuggest feature that expands the number of categories that will trigger this feature. In May, Bing firstintroduced this tool for celebrities, poli...
08:14 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Bing's Autosuggest Gets Smarter, Now Includes Brands, Movies, Animals And More
Microsoft's Bing today announced an update to its autosuggest feature that expands the number of categories that will trigger this feature. In May, Bing firstintroduced this tool for celebrities, poli...
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Revenue Falls, But Yahoo Shares Jump 7% To Reach A Five-Year High
Shortly after the stock market opened, Yahoo shares (NASDAQ:YHOO) have jumped to 28.91, representing a 7.55 percent increase over yesterday’s closing price of 26.88. More importantly, it represe...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Redux Lands On The PS3 And Launches Riffsy, A New Way To Browse And Share Video On Mobile Devices
Video discovery startup Redux has spent the last several years working to provide a new way for users to browse and find content that they love, and has focused mainly on the connected TV market. Toda...
07:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch BitTorrent Takes Its Sync File Synchronizing App Into Beta As It Prepares To Add Premium, Paid Features
Bit by bit, BitTorrent, the P2P platform that has worked hard to erase connotations of piracy, is building out a suite of services around its architecture that let users share, store and download larg...
07:37 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch New Version Of Google App Engine Offers Better App Performance, But It Comes With A Cost
Google Apple Engine (GAE) released a new versionn of its cloud platform today, offering dedicated memcache that allows developers to purchase in-memory data caching for their apps at a cost of 12 cent...
07:35 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Portal A's New Roominator' Video For Blue Jeans Demonstrates A Novel Solution To Work-Life Balance
Folks from Silicon Valley are sometimes criticized for thinking that there's a tech solution to every damn problem. The Roominator, as demonstrated in the video below, is a prime example of this. Than...
07:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Get Ready To Disrupt In Europe With Airbnb Co-Founder And CTO Nate Blecharczyk
Airbnb, the San Francisco-based marketplace for people to list and rent private rooms and homes from each other, has seen astounding growth since opening for business in 2008, with the service active ...
07:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Get Ready To Disrupt Europe With Airbnb Co-Founder And CTO Nate Blecharczyk
Airbnb, the San Francisco-based marketplace for people to list and rent private rooms and homes from each other, has seen astounding growth since opening for business in 2008, with the service active ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Aspirational Travel Site Peek Goes International, Adding Activities In London And Paris
Online travel site Peek wants to make it easier for people to find interesting things to do in cities that they're traveling to. And now it's extending that capability to new international cities, sta...
06:58 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Apartment List Launches Android App For Finding Roommates, With iOS To Come
Apartment List, an apartment search engine that uses Facebook to personalize results, is rounding out its offerings today with the launch of its new “Roommates” app for Android, which help...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Hunter Walk And Satya Patel's Homebrew Is A $35M Seed-Stage Fund To Invest In The Bottom Up Economy
Former Googler/YouTuber Hunter Walk has been making angel investments for some time now, and recently began observing that although he was one of the smallest parts of the cap table, he often was the ...
06:23 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Catching Up With Android, Google Maps 2.0 For iOS Offers iPad Support, Indoor Directions
Poor Apple Maps. While we see very minor improvement from Apple's year-old Maps application, Google continues to improve its world-class offering pretty rapidly. Why, today, in fact, Google just launc...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook-Based Shopping Platform Soldsie Goes International, Tops $10 Million In Transactions
E-commerce startupSoldsie, backed by $1 million in outside funding fromFundersClub,500 Startups,e.ventures, and others, is today expanding its service internationally, with support for six additional ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Why It Doesn't Matter If Edward Snowden Is A Hypocrite
Anti-authoritarian data leaker Edward Snowden is officially seeking the warm embrace of Russia, a country known for disappearing journalists and running a propaganda arm in the guise of a public media...
04:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch EyeEm, Europe's Instagram, Picks Up $6M To Build Out Its Visual Search Engine And Crowdsourced Stock Photo Service
EyeEm, the free Berlin-based iOS, Android and Windows Phone photo app that has at times been referred to as the "Instagram of Europe," is today announcing that it has raised a $6 million Series A roun...
04:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch EyeEm, Europe's Instagram,' Picks Up $6M To Build Out Its Visual Search Engine And Crowdsourced Stock Photo Service
EyeEm, the free Berlin-based iOS, Android and Windows Phone photo app that has at times been referred to as the "Instagram of Europe," is today announcing a new round of funding to help expand why it ...
04:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Telerik Updates Its Kendo UI HTML5 Framework With Speed Improvements, Flat UI Theme
Telerik‘s Kendo UI HTML5 framework for cross-platform development is getting a major update today that introduces a number of speed improvements and a new flat UI style, as well as some improvem...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Rep Goodlatte: Immigration Debate Absolutely Extends Into Fall, Possibly 2014
The Congressman in charge of assembling immigration reform in the House of Representatives has come to reassure the public that a bill can pass, but it could take a (very) long time. To alleviate the ...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch New London Startup Lab Makeshift Gives Birth To Its First MVP: HireMyFriend
Makeshift, a new "Startup Lab" in London's Eastern tech cluster, has now produced its first product, HireMyFriend. Unlike an accelerator which invests in small startups, Makeshift plans to launch its ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Wants Developers To Start Creating The Companion Web
Your cell phone doesn't know what you're watching on your TV. Microsoft would like to change that. The company is launchinga new initiative today, called the "Companion Web," it says enables the Inter...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Xamarin Raises $16M Series B Round Led By Lead Edge Capital, Passes 20,000 Paid Developer Seats
Xamarin, the cross-platform development platform for native apps for iOS, Android, OS X and Windows, today announced that it has closed an opportunistic $16 million Series B round led by Lead Edge Cap...
03:29 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Proven Lets The Un-LinkedIn Apply For Entry-Level Jobs From Mobile With $1M More From Andreessen
Why would you want to apply for a job via mobile? Because it could be filled by the time you get to your computer...if you have one. That premise has scored Proven $1 million in new funding led by And...
03:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Almunia Says The EU Antitrust Ball Is In Google's Court, While FairSearch Releases More Data Against Google's Proposed Remedies
We are still waiting for the antitrust commissioner in Europe to make his next formal statement on negotiations with Google, after the search giant in April this year suggested remedies in the ongoing...
02:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Remember AllPeers? Infinit Is A Simple File Sharing App That Integrates With Mac OSX's Finder
It could be argued that the file sharing problem has largely been solved thanks to the cloud and a plethora of services that ride its coattails. But still, I couldn't help have my interest piqued when...
11:35 am GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Muku Labs' Shuttr Is A Tiny Bluetooth Remote Shutter Release For Smartphone Cameras
Smartphone selfies come in a very limited variety of flavors: the arms-length shots that make your head look distended and blurry mirror pics. There are several self-timer apps out there, but it's sti...
11:27 am GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch HomeAway Buys Singapore Startup Travelmob To Enter Asia-Pacific
Nasdaq-listed vacation rental site HomeAway has acquired a Singapore-based startup Travelmob, allowing it to compete directly with Airbnb in the Asia-Pacific region. HomeAway announced today that it a...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Weathermob Raises $650K More To Turn Smartphones Into Mini Weather Stations
Weathermob, a mobile, social network centered around crowdsourced weather reporting, has raised an additional $650,000 in new funding today from a number of angel investors, including Mark Hastings, L...
09:55 am GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Marketing On WeChat Helps Apps Succeed In China's Fragmented Marketplace, Says Wandoujia
China is the world's largest smartphone market, but data about app downloads is difficult to get because Google Play is inaccessible there. The Chinese app ecosystem, which will be worth $1.2 billion ...
06:59 am GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch The Granddaddy of Messaging Apps, WhatsApp, Finally Goes For A Subscription Model on iOS
While messaging has become a veritable war with apps like Line, KakaoTalk, WeChat, Path and Facebook Messenger across Asia and Western markets, there’s been one longstanding app that’s pre...
04:06 am GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga's Former Chief Game Designer Takes Strategic Investment From Nexon For SecretNewCo
Back in January, Zynga’s chief game designer Brian Reynolds, who was also behind older hits like Rise of Nations and Civilization II, quietly left the company. He’s popping up back on the ...
03:51 am GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Incredible Labs, Maker Of Personal Assistant App Donna, Cuts 25% Of Staff After Launch
Incredible Labs, the startup which built personal assistant app Donna, reduced headcount this week, as it seeks to streamline operations and improve its balance sheet while trying to raise its Series ...
03:10 am GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch TC Cribs: A Trip To Houzz, The Startup HQ That Feels Like Home
Welcome back for a brand spankin' new episode of Cribs, the TechCrunch TV show that knocks on the front doors of some of the tech industry's hottest companies to take a look inside their offices. This...
02:44 am GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Path Is Raising $50M At A $500M Valuation, Still Looking For A Lead Investor
Path is raising a $50 million Series C round at a $500 million post-money valuation. Sources tell us the company is still seeking a lead investor, the round is currently oversubscribed, and one of the...
02:32 am GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Marissa Mayer Says Yahoo Has 340M Monthly Users On Mobile, Promises To Improve Display Ads, Video
One of the big themes that CEO Marissa Mayer kept returning to during the webcast discussing Yahoo's second-quarter earnings was mobile."Yahoo's future is mobile," she said, noting that the company no...
01:49 am GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Google Opens The New Google Maps For Web To Everyone
Remember that shiny new Maps web interface that Google started showing off at I/O back in May? It's here!Technically, the new Maps interface has actually been here for a while... assuming you signed u...
01:32 am GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch With Its $5 Billion Share Buyback Program, Yahoo Still Has A Big Pile Of Cash For Acquisitions
Yahoo just released its mixed Q2 earnings, and a few sentences may have given the answer everyone was waiting for — yes, Yahoo still has plenty of cash to pursue more acquisitions. Evidence of t...
01:16 am GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Bitcoin Transactions Rise As Economic Unrest Hits Argentina
Bitcoin has created an interesting solution for problematic economies. Because it allows seamless extraction of wealth out of a bank account and into the cloud, Argentinians have been ramping up usage...
12:56 am GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Asks Attorney General To Release Gag Order On NSA Spying
Microsoft is tired of getting pummeled in the press over reports that it hands over emails and Skype conversations to the National Security Agency. Unfortunately, the federal gag order related to the ...
12:14 am GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch U.S. Government Can No Longer Be Trusted To Protect The Internet From International Power Grabs
In the wake of Edward Snowden's whistleblowing,the United States government can no longer be seen as a beneficent oreven merely benign actor on the Internet. That could have disastrousconsequences, fi...
12:12 am GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch After Acquisitions Aplenty, Yahoo Q2 Beats With EPS At 35 Cents, But Revenue Flat Again At $1.07B
The day for purple exclamation points (or lack thereof) has arrived. Yahoo just released its earnings report for the second quarter of 2013, with better-than-expected (non-GAAP) net earnings of $386 m...
12:07 am GMT - Wed, July 17, 2013
Techcrunch Charitable Water Filter Maker Soma Raises $3.7M Seed Round
Soma, a startup that’s hoping to be the Warby Parker of water filters, has closed a $3.7 million round of seed funding led by Baseline Ventures and Forerunner Ventures. Other backers include Ler...
11:56 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch We Can All Go Home Now. Piracy Is Mostly Dead
According to a report by Norwegian researchers at Ipsos, piracy has fallen alarmingly in that country thanks to viable alternative sources. For example, music piracy has fallen from 1.2 billion songs ...
11:50 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Releases A Hobbled Outlook iOS App That Pretty Much No One Will Use
Outlook is now available for the iPhone and iPad. Kind of. Don't expect full Outlook functionality. This isn't a MS Office Outlook app; this is Microsoft's stripped down mail, calendar and contact app...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On Brian Solis: WTF Is The Future Of Business?
Altimeter Group analyst Brian Solis is now thinking way beyond Twitter and Facebook. The future of digital business, Solis says, is "shared experiences". In his lavishly illustrated new book (itself ...
10:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Last Chance To Get Tickets To The Seattle Meetup Plus Pitch-Off On July 18
There ain't no party like a TechCrunch party 'cause a TechCrunch party don't stop. So hopefully you're ready, Seattle, because in just two days theTechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off is going to rock your s...
10:56 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch KeepSafe, The Private Photo Gallery App, Raises $3.4M And Grows To 13M Users
KeepSafe, which creates a password-locked photo galleryon people’s phones, just raised $3.4 million in a round led by Floodgate. They’ve also grown to 13 million users, 6 million of whom a...
10:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch 2 Years With No f8, But Facebook Acquisition Parse Plans Its Own Dev Conference Sept 5th
Facebook's last big f8 conference was September 2011. It wants to get closer to developers, though, so its recently acquired mobile app backend-as-a-service Parse will hold Parse Developer Day on Sept...
10:33 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Chrome 29 Beta Brings WebRTC and Web Audio API To Android, Omnibox Improvements, VP9 Support To Desktop
Google today released the first beta version of Chrome 29 for desktop and Android. Most of the major changes in this update are happening on the Android platform, which now supports the Web Audio API ...
10:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch StatusPage Lets Anyone Communicate With Customers About Errors And Outages
Y Combinator-backed StatusPage is in the fortunate position of having paying customers likeJawbone, Shopify, New Relic, Parse, Ping Identity and Zendesk, ahead of today's official debut. The startup, ...
10:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Appcelerator Raises $12.1M To Expand Into Asia And Help Enterprises Build The Best Apps
Appcelerator, a Mountain View-based startup that helps businesses create and track the performance of mobile apps, just raised another $12.1 million in a round led by EDB Investments from Singapore. O...
10:11 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Instagram Designer Tim Van Damme Is Leaving Facebook For Dropbox
Instagram designer Tim Van Damme is leaving Facebook to take a new role at Dropbox. Yesterday, we learned that Gowalla co-founder Josh Williams and Van Damme were leaving Facebook in unrelated departu...
10:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Updates Analytics With Improved User Segmentation, Sequence Filters
Google today introduced a number of new segmentation features for Google Analytics that should make it easier for users to isolate and analyze subsets of their visitors or app users. Previously, segme...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Lyft Co-Founders Logan Green And John Zimmer To Join Us At Disrupt SF
It was just a little over a year ago that a little company called Zimride launched a new product called Lyft. The idea was simple -- connect drivers with a car and extra time with passengers who need ...
09:40 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Estimote Creator Talks About Building An OS For The Physical World
Estimote’s first prototype looked like a parrot. They designed it to sit in stores and count the humans entering and leaving the location and could register their paths through the aisles and ev...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch 500 Startups Accelerator Opens Applications For Its 7th Batch, Again On AngelList
It's that time of year again. That's right, it's time for startups to ready their applications for the 500 Startups Accelerator. And, just like last time (and the time before), the Dave McClure-backed...
07:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Google Brings Street View, Archival Images And Photos To The Eiffel Tower
Google today introduced 360-degree Street View imagery of all of the main floors of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. A few weeks ago, Googleintroduced Street View imagery for the world's largest building, t...
07:08 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Dopios Secures Seed Cash From Openfund To For Its Getyourguide-Meets-Tripadvisor
Tour guides or sites like Getyourguide (out of Germany), or Peek, the San Francisco-based travel site that gives users a curated list of options in individual cities, tend to come down on the experien...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Data Analysis Startup Context Relevant Raises $7M Series A Round
Context Relevant has raised $7 million to add to its existing $2.8 million in seed funding. In the Series A round, existing investors Madrona Venture Group and Geoff Entress were joined by Vulcan Capi...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Tumblr-Endorsed Analytics Platform Union Metrics Now Free For Individuals, Affordable For Pros
Union Metrics, providers of the first Tumblr-endorsed analytics platform for the now Yahoo-owned blog network, is upgrading its feature set today as well as introducing new lower-cost and free tiers t...
06:41 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Clinkle Opens Waitlists To U.S. College Students, Teases A Bit More About What The $25M App Will Look Like
Clinkle, the much-hyped mobile payments startup that recently announced a $25 million round, announced today that it is opening its wait lists to college students across America.The most interesting r...
06:23 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch TechStars-Backed Bookkeeping Service 10Sheet Relaunches As Bench With New $2M Seed Round
In June of 2012, a company called 10Sheet launched out of TechStars NY with a plan to revolutionize bookkeeping for SMBs through software. But despite the brilliance of online services, some things ar...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch About.com Makes Big Leadership Changes As It Zeroes In On Native Advertising And Social
About.com has been around since 1996, but nearly 20 years later the company is undergoing a relatively large shakeup. Just recently, Neil Vogel took over as Chief Executive Officer to revamp About.com...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Built By Ex-Googlers, Viewfinder Is A Cross Between Photo Organization & Mobile Social Networking
New York and Seattle-basedViewfinderis officially debuting amobile applicationwhich aims to serve as something between a photo organization utility and private social network. Built by a team of ex-Go...
05:26 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Gesture In The Picture, As Intel Reportedly Picks Up Omek But PrimeSense Dismisses Apple Acquisition Rumors
Yet more exits for Israeli startups, with the latest two developments a throwback to the hardware and engineering muscle that raised the tech profile of the region in the first place, before the Waze'...
05:26 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Gesture In The Picture, As Intel Picks Up Omek But PrimeSense Dismisses Apple Acquisition Rumors
Yet more exits for Israeli startups, with the latest two developments a throwback to the hardware and engineering muscle that raised the tech profile of the region in the first place, before the Waze'...
05:12 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Fab Lawsuit Resolved, TouchOfModern Raises $3M Series A And Looks Toward Asia
The flash sales site TouchOfModern is looking to continue expanding overseas, after an eventful March in which it resolved its lawsuit with Fab.com and raised a $3 million Series A round. Having exten...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Scoopshot, The On-Demand Photography Marketplace, Raises $1.2M From World's Top Selling Stock Photographer
Scoopshot, the crowdsourced on-demand photography marketplace and accompanying smartphone app, is announcing $1.2 million in new funding, adding to the 4.5 million previously raised, including a 1 mil...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Social Analytics Startup Awe.sm Rolls Out A Dashboard Just For Marketers
Social media analytics startup Awe.sm is getting serious about making its product available to different types of clients. The company, which provides a platform for measuring the effectiveness of the...
04:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Ayasdi Lands $30.6M To Help G.E., Citi, The U.S. Government And More Find The Needles In Big Data's Haystack
In Silicon Valley, “Big Data” is all the rage these days. For good reason: It’s all around us, and the world we live in today keeps producing more and more of it. Thus, the promise, ...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Madefire Signs Up Its First Outside Publishers, Including IDW, For Its Motion Books' Platform
When True Ventures-backed Madefire launched last year, it was publishing its own line of digitally-enhanced comic books from creators like Watchmen's Dave Gibbons. Through a partnership with deviantA...
03:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch From The Startup Vitamins Team, Printful Launches Its Drop Shipping And Custom Print API-Driven Service
Printful, a product of Latvian incubator Draugiem Group and the same team behind motivation startup poster maker Startup Vitamins, and the similar Behappy.me, is launching its drop shipping and custom...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch TalentBin Raises $2M From Lightbank To Be The Data-Focused Recruiting Platform For Technical Talent
TalentBin, a startup that uses data to help recruiters discover hard-to-find technical talent, has raised $2 million in new funding led by Lightbank led the round, with participation from NEA, Foundat...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile App Testing Startup Sauce Labs Raises $5M
Cloud-based app-testing serviceSauce Labsclosed $5 million in Series C funding today, led by Toba Capital, with angel investor Scott Banister and previous investor Triage Ventures participating.This b...
12:28 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Rock Health-Backed Kit Check Nets $10.4M To Help Hospitals Reduce Costs, Keep Life-Saving Inventory Up To Date
In spite of their critical role within the health system -- and the life saving care they provide -- hospitals today continue to be bogged down by archaic practices and inefficiencies which are costly...
12:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Rocket Internet Raises $500M From Kinnevik And Access, Plans More E-Commerce In Emerging Markets
Rocket Internet, the Berlin-based e-commerce incubator that has been behind dozens of startups around the world, is preparing to spin out a few more. The company today is announcing that it has raised...
09:44 am GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Xiaomi Nets $2.16B In First Half Of 2013, Beating Its Entire 2012 Revenue
Android handset and OS maker Xiaomi sold 7.03 million handsets in the first half of 2013, the company announced today. Over that period, the Beijing-based startup made RMB 13.27 billion (about $2.16 b...
09:44 am GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Xiaomi Earns $2.16B In First Half Of 2013, Beating Its Entire 2012 Revenue
Android handset and OS maker Xiaomi sold 7.03 million handsets in the first half of 2013, the company announced today. Over that period, the Beijing-based startup made RMB 13.27 billion (about $2.16 b...
07:52 am GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Baidu Agrees To Buy Chinese Android App Distributor 91 Wireless For $1.9B
Here’s a sign of how valuable China’s biggest alternative app stores have become. The country’s leading search engine, Baidu, just signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire 91 ...
05:33 am GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Court Will Reportedly Declassify Yahoo's Fight Against PRISM
Yahoo will be allowed to prove that it fought against the National Security Agency’s internet spying program, PRISM. A secret court ruled on Monday that the government should investigate how it ...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Airbnb Reorganizes International Team To Focus On Local Activations And Improve Customer Service
Airbnb has reorganized its international team in an effort to improve its customer support while also boosting the number of local options available to visitors traveling overseas. With the re-org, th...
02:36 am GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Salesforce.com Takes $300M Loan For ExactTarget Acquisition, Cash Resources Getting Tight
Salesforce.com has taken a $300 million loan from Bank of America to pay for its acquisition of ExactTarget which it acquired in June. The loan, when considered in the context of other debt, is reduci...
02:05 am GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Red Hot Dating App Tinder Officially Arrives On Android, Begins Hooking Up With Big Media
The Digital Dating World has seen its fair share of companies come and go over the years, and few have been able to give the usual suspects, like eHarmony, Match.com and OkCupid, a run for their respe...
01:56 am GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Gowalla Co-Founder Josh Williams And Instagram Designer Tim Van Damme Will Leave Facebook In Unrelated Departures
Gowalla co-founder Josh Williams will leave Facebook, a year and a half after Gowalla was acquired by the social network. In an unrelated exit, Instagram designer Tim Van Damme will also leave Faceboo...
01:45 am GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch White House, Google and Others Adopt Plan To Choke Off Ad Revenue From Pirate Sites
The White House is in league with top Internet advertising companies to rain on everyone’s free-software parade: a new industry standard has been adopted to remove ads from pirate websites in an...
01:09 am GMT - Tue, July 16, 2013
Techcrunch Choose Your Own Adventure At Disrupt SF Startup Alley
Startup Alley is part wild west, part farmer’s market. But it’s all about startups. You’ll love it. It’s a three-day exhibition. The first two days will see web companies take ...
11:24 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Kabam Eyes $300M In Revenue This Year As It Lets Employees Cash Out
With the IPO door seemingly shut to gaming companies, some of the biggest privately-held studios in the world have been looking for new ways to reward longstanding employees. San Francisco midcore gam...
11:16 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Incubator Tandem Unveils Its Three Latest Startups - And Oh Yeah, It's Raising A $100M Fund
Tandem is announcing the three latest startups that have joining the Silicon Valley-based mobile incubator. It's also confirming some news that was revealed earlier this year in a filing with the Secu...
10:53 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch BloomReach Harnesses Big Data And Machine Learning To Personalize Any Mobile App Or Site
The shift to mobile is sucking the money out of e-commerce, but BloomReach thinks big data can save the day. Today it brings its big-data content optimization SaaS to the small screen to add smart pro...
10:53 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch BloomReach Harnesses Big Data And Machine Learning To Personalize Any Mobile App
The shift to mobile is sucking the money out of e-commerce, but BloomReach thinks big data can save the day. Today it brings its big-data content optimization SaaS to the small screen to add smart pro...
10:08 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch After Expanding To Fashion, Gojee Launches A Shop For NYC Designers
Gojee, the site that began as a recipe destination in July 2011 and expanded to high-end clothing last December, has made its first move toward serious money making. The company is launching a new app...
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Boston-Based Local Marketing Startup Privy Raises $1.7 Million Seed Round From 500 Startups, Atlas, And Others
Privy, a Boston-based local marketing startup which was also one of the standouts from the 500 Startups Demo Day this past February, has raised $1.7 million in seed funding fromAtlas Ventures, 500 Sta...
09:13 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch BuzzFeed Chairman Ken Lerer Backs New Animal-Themed Site The Dodo Led By Daughter Isabel, Former Salon EIC Kerry Lauerman
Ken Lerer, a co-founder of Huffington Post, Chairman of BuzzFeed and Betaworks, and founder of Lerer Ventures, is starting another new media business, a website called The Dodo, launching this fall. T...
08:54 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Uber Becomes Even More Affordable With Fare Splitting For Multi-Passenger Rides
On-demand transportation Uber has unveiled another new feature that will make its rides even more affordable this morning: With its latest software update, users will have the ability to split fares w...
08:38 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Tim Stevens Out At Engadget, Marc Perton To Take Over Temporarily
Once hailed as the nicest guy in tech, we're hearing that as of this morning that Engadget's Tim Stevens is out as Editor In Chief, with Engadet's Marc Perton replacing him as Managing Editor.It's not...
08:38 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Tim Stevens Out At Engadget, Marc Perton To Take Over
Once hailed as thenicest guy in tech, EngadgetsTim Stevensis no longer Editor In Chief, with gdgts Marc Perton taking over as Engadget head while a new EIC is found to round out the management structu...
08:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Automattic Acqui-Hires Lean Domain Search To Improve Its Domain Registration Service
Matt Mazur's Lean Domain Search launched on Hacker News in January 2012. Today, Mazur announced that the tool, which makes it easy to find available domain names based on a keyword, was acquired by Wo...
08:20 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Elon Musk Will Reveal His High-Speed Hyperloop Transport Design By August 12
Startup renaissance man Elon Musk has spent the past year or so not-so-subtly dropping hints about yet another ambitious transport project of his, and it seems he's getting ready to describe it in mor...
08:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Pew: Teachers Believe Digital Tools Encourage Sharing and Collaboration In Classrooms
Pew Internet released a study today that determined specific pros and cons of using digital technology in classrooms. According to its survey, the majority of middle and high school teachers believe d...
07:55 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Stock Price Opens At All-Time High Ahead Of Q2 2013 Earnings Release Later This Week
Google shares are on fire. Since June 24, 2013, shares have jumped 7.32 percent to reach an all-time high price of 926.47 shortly after the NASDAQ opened. As earnings are coming up on Thursday, expect...
07:34 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch HTC's Plus-Sized One Max Is A 6-Inch Phablet Said To Launch In September
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it just build it in a variety of sizes for profit. Duh! That seems to be the thinking over at HTC, as MobileGeeks has surfaced some new information regarding ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Former About.me Engineers Launch Finally.io To Monitor Cloud Server Performance
A couple of engineers who used to work for About.me have launched a new service called Finally.io in private beta. That service is designed to help other developers and engineers to keep tabs on their...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Opbeat Nets $2.7M From Facebook, Instagram Founders And More To Give Developers A Control Center For Web Ops
The role of a lead developer and engineer within a young tech company has become increasingly important over the last five years, with their job descriptions now including a diverse set of responsibil...
06:55 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Personalized Shopping Startup The Hunt Adds Tyra Banks As Investor
The Hunt, a website designed to help shoppers find specific items to buy online, has added Tyra Banks to its list of high-profile backers. This is not the first time Banks has expressed interest in th...
06:10 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Of Course Microsoft Is Rumored To Be Making A Smartwatch
Quick! Everyone! Jump on the smartwatch bandwagon!In what could be the most predictable smartwatch rumor ever, AmongTech and The Verge are reporting that Microsoft is working on an aluminum smartwatch...
05:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Spotify Defends Against New Music Backlash, Says It Will Pay Out $1B To Artists By End Of 2013
Spotify, the music service with 24 million active users,says that it is on track to pay out $1 billion to artists that stream music on its platform in 2013, and that it has already paid out $500 milli...
05:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Spotify Defends Against New Music Backlash, Says It Will Pay Out $1B To Rightsholders By End Of 2013
Spotify, the music service with 24 million active users,says that it is on track to pay out $1 billion to artists that stream music on its platform by the end of 2013, and that it has already paid out...
05:21 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Rovio Confirms Angry Birds Star Wars II Launch For Sept. 19 With 30 Playable Characters And Hasbro Partnership
Rovio and Lucasfilm have just confirmed that it will indeed launch a sequel to the much-beloved Angry Birds Star Wars game on September 19 across the globe. This confirms our earlier report from last ...
04:41 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Today Is The Last Day To Get Extra Early Bird Disrupt SF 2013 Tickets
Stop procrastinating and hop on this deal. You have just a few short hours left to snag our best price for tickets to Disrupt SF 2013.Tonight, Disrupt SF tickets will increase in price from $1,795 to ...
04:12 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Cloud-Based Code Editor Codeanywhere Raises $600k In Series A Funding
Cloud-based Code Editor Koding has raised $9.25 million so far, while other similar businesses like Cloud9 IDE have appeared in recent years. However, Codeanywhere, one of the biggest players in the c...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch HP Adds Software Visionary Ray Ozzie, Former Liberty Media CEO Robert Bennett, And Walgreens Chairman To Board
After losing several board members in April, HP announced today that it is adding three new additions to the board. Robert R. Dob Bennett, former president and chief executive officer of Liberty Medi...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch TrustRadius Closes $5M Series A Round From Mayfield Fund To Be The Yelp For Enterprise Software
TrustRadius, an online platform for user-generated reviews of business software, has raised a $5 million Series A round from Mayfield Fund.The Austin-based startup, which had previously been bootstrap...
03:29 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Judo Payments Secures $5M For Its Mobile-Focused Card Processing Platform
If there's one thing we know, it's that the mobile payment space is exploding. European players in this space include Monitise, Paddle, ValidSoft and left-of-field startups like Droplet. However despi...
02:54 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Forrester: $2.1 Trillion Will Go Into IT Spend In 2013; Apps And The U.S. Lead The Charge
Forrester has now released its annual look at the state of IT spend globally, and the analysts project that there will be $2.06 trillion invested across software, hardware, and IT services by enterpri...
01:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Fab Dumps Flash Sales Alerts For Pinterest-Like Follower Model To Market Design
Late last year I was chatting to a VC about Fab.com. He was just shaking his head. Why the scepticism, I asked? "Look, I just can't see how it's sustainable. They've raised an awful lot of money, but ...
01:08 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Taxibeat Raises $2M And Rides Into Mexico To Start The Meter On Rocket Internet's Easy Taxi
Taxibeat, the hail-a-cab smartphone app and taxi driver marketplace, has raised an additional $2 million, adding to the approximately $1.4 million raised previously. Once again, the backing comes from...
12:39 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Surface RT Price Cut Shows That Niche Hardware Doesn't Fly
I'm a big fan of the Surface... Pro. It is, in short, one of the most unique Windows machines I've ever used and is far more fun carry than anyone gives it credit for. However, the Surface RT - in thi...
12:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Mark Suster Tells Founders To Be Authentic, Hire Co-Founders, And Give Before Taking
Editors note:DerekAndersenis the founder ofStartup Grind, a 45-city community in 20-countries, uniting the global startup world together through educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. A f...
10:48 am GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Color Band Lets Children Paint Pictures With Sound Using The iPad's Motion Sensor
Freemium app Color Band uses the iPad's front camera motion sensor to create a magical experience for children learning about music and color. With a few strokes of their fingers on the iPad's touchsc...
10:48 am GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch iPad App Color Band Lets Children Paint Pictures With Sounds And Gestures
Freemium app Color Band uses the iPad's front camera as a motion sensor to create a magical experience for children learning about music and color. With a few strokes of their fingers on the iPad's to...
10:48 am GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch iPad App Color Band Lets Children Paint Pictures With Sounds Using Motion Sensing Technology
Freemium app Color Band uses the iPad's front camera as a motion sensor to create a magical experience for children learning about music and color. With a few strokes of their fingers on the iPad's to...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft's Chief Evangelist Steven Guggenheimer On Touch, The Desktop And The Future Of Imagine Cup
The desktop’s future isn’t bright, but it isn’t likely to go away anytime soon, Microsoft’s Chief Evangelist Steven Guggenheimer told me last week during a brief interview in S...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch The Art And Science Of YouTube Networks
Over the last several years, we've seen a growing proliferation of multichannel networks (MCNs) pop up on YouTube, all of which are seeking to aggregate channels and audience in an effort to boost vie...
05:36 am GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch With Cinematique's Touch-Enabled', Shoppable Videos, Product Placement Might Not Be So Bad
In time, we're all going to want to interact and shop from our favorite online at least, that's whatRandy Ross, co-founder and CEO of startup called Cinematique, argues, and he's hoping to enable tho...
04:25 am GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch It's Not A Bird, Plane Or Taco-Copter. This Wedding Has A Ring-Dropping Quadcopter
Sadly, Tacocopter was not a reality. But maybe quadcopters could disrupt the near-dominant hold that children have on ring-bearing at weddings. Otavio Good, creator of Word Lens, the app that translat...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Ploom ModelTwo E-Cig Vaporizer
It’s been a couple weeks since I reviewed the Ploom ModelTwo e-cig vaporizer, but we thought it fair to have someone else weigh in on the tobacco vaporizer as well. That said, Engadget’s B...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: The Culture Gap In Mobile Games
While other formats gain huge swathes of coverage in the gaming press, the talk in mobile is almost always just about process, business models and money. The absence of a cultural layer is notable, an...
12:42 am GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Responds To Buzzfeed: No Ulterior Motive, Users Don't Care How Many People View Their Posts
"The Number Facebook Doesnt Want You To See", an article from Thursday by BuzzFeed claimed Facebook is hiding the number of people who see your posts so you don't feel bad that most people don't Like ...
12:42 am GMT - Mon, July 15, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Engineer Fires Back At BuzzFeed: Users Don't Care How Many People View Their Posts
"The Number Facebook Doesnt Want You To See", an article from Thursday by BuzzFeed claimed Facebook is hiding the number of people who see your posts so you don't feel bad that most people don't Like ...
11:16 pm GMT - Sun, July 14, 2013
Techcrunch Why Pens Are Popular On Kickstarter And What It Means For Crowdfunders
This morning brought news of the RETRAKT pen hitting $72,000 on Kickstarter. RETRAKT is a nice-looking pen made of aluminum that looks a little bit like a part that fell off of a space ship. But $72,0...
11:10 pm GMT - Sun, July 14, 2013
Techcrunch Only 16% Of Republicans and 29% of Democrats Want Increased Immigration
Despite its international heritage, Americans are not eager for more immigrants. A new Gallup poll finds that only 16% of Republicans and 29% of Democrats think that immigration “should be incre...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 14, 2013
Techcrunch Google Explains Why Its Cloud Service Is Different When It Comes To Lock-In
A Google engineer concluded on his Google+ pagelast week that a cloud platform can’t be built without some form of lock-in. That’s evidently true but there really is one main reason for ma...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 14, 2013
Techcrunch Leaked Video Highlights Moto X Software Features, Including Always-On Voice Commands
Motorola's secretive Moto X smartphone has been spotted in its fair share of photos (leaked and otherwise) this past week, but there are only so many thrills to be derived by looking at still images. ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 14, 2013
Techcrunch As Dropbox Transforms From Utility To Platform, The Bulls And Bears Emerge
Earlier this week, one of the Valleys most steady high-growth technology companies held its first-ever developer conference -- DBX -- marking a potentially historical turning point for an already larg...
06:29 pm GMT - Sun, July 14, 2013
Techcrunch Package Tracking Platform AfterShip Marks Its Public Launch With A New Track Button Plugin And Pricing
AfterShip, the package tracking platform for small e-commerce merchants that we profiled back in January, is leaving beta mode today and launching to the public. The Hong Kong-based startup also debut...
05:22 pm GMT - Sun, July 14, 2013
Techcrunch Internet Killed The Magazine Star
I've been musing on whether or not to weigh in on the demise of PC World, a computer "magazine" that was once printed on "paper." Founded after the acquisition of PC Magazine by Ziff-Davis publishing,...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, July 14, 2013
Techcrunch Why Behavior Change Apps Fail To Change Behavior
Imagine walking into a busy mall when someone approaches you with an open hand. Would you have some coins to take the bus, please? he asks. But in this case, the person is not a panhandler. The beggar...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, July 14, 2013
Techcrunch Rating The Venture Capitalists
For a profession full of business strategy experts, its impressive how rarely and narrowly the venture capital industry is subjected to conventional competitive analysis. Ask yourself: who are the VCs...
02:01 am GMT - Sun, July 14, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Nokia's Lumia 1020, Dropbox's Developer Conference, Hulu's Non-Sale
After a week off, CrunchWeek is back. Regulars Leena and Colleen were out of the office, but Greg Kumparak, Billy Gallagher, and I still got together to talk about the big tech stories from the past s...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 13, 2013
Techcrunch Sweat Equity: From Co-Founders To Co-Investors, Freestyle.VC Invests More Than Just Cash
When Freestyle.VC co-founder and investor Josh Felser walked into the TechCrunch office a few weeks ago, you could tell something was on his mind. He was in the midst of sorting through a hiccup one o...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 13, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Batteries Not Included
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor talked Microsoft reorg and the chance it might make a difference. No one is underestimating the power of the Windows giant,...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 13, 2013
Techcrunch Your App Is Slow Because Our World Is Ending
The meatiest article I ran across on the Internet this week was also--maybe--a harbinger of doom for life as we know it. I mean Drew Crawford's superb piece Why mobile web apps are slow. It's long, an...
08:01 am GMT - Sat, July 13, 2013
Techcrunch Z Vector Takes Live Kinect Feeds To Create Stunning Video Art
This is a bit of a niche product, but it’s still interesting nonetheless. Artist Julius Tuomisto believes that VJs are the next DJs. Just in the same way that a DJ shepherds music lovers through...
08:00 am GMT - Sat, July 13, 2013
Techcrunch In The Cloud OS Debate, OpenStack's Success Inspires Backlash
In God we trust. All others bring data. This quote, widely attributed to total quality management pioneer W. Edwards Deming, came to mind this morning as I read an anonymous Tumblr post taking me to t...
05:46 am GMT - Sat, July 13, 2013
Techcrunch Crowdsourcing Startup CrowdFlower Says Its Contributors Have Completed 1 Billion Judgments'
CrowdFlower, which helps businesses manage crowdsourced tasks, announced that contributors have completed 1 billion "judgments" (which is the basic unit of work on the platform).The company says those...
03:36 am GMT - Sat, July 13, 2013
Techcrunch Health Scanner Scanadu Scout Breaks Indiegogo's Crowdfunding Record
Today the Indiegogo campaign for Scanadu Scout became the highest funded in the site’s five year history. At over $1,378,545 and counting, Scanadu has broken the $1,370,461 record set by LetR...
02:33 am GMT - Sat, July 13, 2013
Techcrunch Trademark Dispute Brewing Between Flipboard And Flowboard
Looks like Flipboard is unhappy with Flowboard, the new "interactive storytelling" app from Treemo specifically with the app's name.In response to Flipboard's complaints that the Flowboard name could...
01:40 am GMT - Sat, July 13, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: NEA's Jon Sakoda On Why The Venture Firm Makes Seed Investments And More
In this week's episode of Ask A VC, NEA's Jon Sakoda joined us in the studio to discuss his views on big data, seed investing and more.For background, Sakoda joined NEA in 2006 and focuses on investme...
01:38 am GMT - Sat, July 13, 2013
Techcrunch AddThis Launches Smart Layers, Giving Websites Social And Personalization Tools That Adapt To Mobile
AddThis has released a new platform called Smart Layers, which it says can improve traffic and engagement by just adding a single line of code.President and CEO Ramsey McGrory told me that Smart Layer...
01:33 am GMT - Sat, July 13, 2013
Techcrunch AT&T To Acquire Leap Wireless (Cricket) For Around $1.2B
Hey, Cricket customers! You’re about to become AT&T customers. AT&T has just announced that they’ve agreed to acquire Leap Wireless, the parent company behind Cricket Wireless. As ...
11:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Nokia's Not-So-Secret Lumia 1020 And A Brand New Microsoft
Nokia has apparently reinvented zoom with the newest addition to the Lumia family, the Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia 1020, with a 41-megapixel PureView camera. It lets you zoom after the fact and stil...
10:39 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch Why Immigration Reform May Fail, In 4 Charts
We reported yesterday that the most unproductive Congress in history may kill high-skilled immigration reform. Despite a comprehensive immigration bill being passed in the Senate, top Republicans in t...
10:16 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch Market For Spy-Proof Messaging Heats Up
Now that the 4th Amendment is no longer a guarantee against broad government spying, the floodgates have opened for tech companies to give users their privacy back. Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sundes ...
10:05 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch Lyft Sells Legacy Zimride Assets To Enterprise Holdings As It Focuses On Local Ride Sharing
Lyft is announcing this morning that it has sold off its legacy ride-matching business Zimride to rental car giant Enterprise Holdings. The sale will allow Lyft to focus on its fast-growing on-demand ...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch Houzz Founder Adi Tatarko To Join Us At Disrupt SF
Home remodeling and inspiration platform Houzz is one of those secret gems of Silicon Valley that has avoided the hype cycle in favor of quietly building an innovative, compelling company. And the bra...
09:41 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch Hulu's Owners Say They're Not Selling, Will Invest Another $750M
21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal, and The Walt Disney Company just announced that they're not selling online video site Hulu after all. They also said they're making "a commitment to recapitalize Hulu w...
09:36 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch SoundBrush, An App That Lets You Draw Music, Turns The Untrained Into Musicians
An iPad app called SoundBrush is out to make music composition accessible, even those who don't play an instrument. After releasing a MVP in April 2012 to test out the concept of drawing music on a ta...
09:25 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch We Want You (And Your Hardware) For Hardware Alley At Disrupt SF
Every year I'm given the best job a guy could ever want: planning hardware alley, a one day extravaganza of some of the best hardware I've ever seen. This event, which happens on the last day of Disru...
09:07 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch eBay Is Latest To Join 3D Printing Craze With New App For Customizable Goods, eBay Exact
Ebay is hopping on the 3D printing bandwagon. This morning, the company announced the debut of a new iPhone application called eBay Exact which allows users to browse and buy customizable print-on-dem...
08:17 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchBase And AngelList Have A Partnership
It used to be that you had to pay a bunch of money to get basic information about private tech companies, like how much they've raised and who they've acquired. CrunchBase made that free. And it used ...
07:50 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch The Djoclate II Is A Portable Music Mixer That Lets You DJ Tunes From Friends' Devices
The Djoclate II is a portable, near pocket-sized music mixer. The idea is to enable the would-be DJ who brings it to a house party to pull tunes into the mix from any music storage device in the room,...
07:49 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch Rovio To Launch Angry Birds Star Wars Sequel (Or Prequel?) On Monday
Rovio this morning teased the launch of its next gaming title due to arrive on Monday - a game which appears to be a sequel to the current Angry Birds Star Wars. An image accompanying the announcement...
06:58 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch An Interview With Brian Biniak, The Man Aiming To Bring Instagram To Nokia's Windows Phones
Nokia's Brian Biniak has a tough job — he's the guy who forges partnerships with all the hottest apps to bring them aboard Nokia devices, which now means Windows Phone 8. However, even with it's...
06:58 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch An Interview With Bryan Biniak, The Man Aiming To Bring Instagram To Nokia's Windows Phones
Nokia's Bryan Biniak has a tough job — he's the guy who forges partnerships with all the hottest apps to bring them aboard Nokia devices, which now means Windows Phone 8. However, even with it's...
06:53 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch Epicurator Launches A Restaurant Review App To Create A Network For Dish Reviews And Pictures
Looking for the perfect foodgasm? Epicurator, a new iPhone app, thinks it has what it takes to satisfy your needs. In the sea of online customer reviews, ratings and what people now know as “foo...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch New LinkedIn API Restrictions Force Job Change Email Notification Service To Shut Down
Job Change Notifier, a cool little utility that allowed LinkedIn users to track and be notified via email when one of their connections changed jobs, is shutting down due to new restrictions LinkedIn ...
06:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch A New Place For Better Place, As Bankrupt $800MPlus Backed Electric Car Startup Sold For $12M
Looks like we have a final chapter for Better Place, the electric car tech startup that raised $786 million plus $50 million in debt, only to then file for bankruptcy in May: it has now been acquired ...
05:22 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch Central European Investor MCI Takes Minority Stake In Polish Clothing E-Tailer Answear
Every market needs its own e-tailers and Poland is no exception. One of the major players in Central Europe is Answear.com, a Polish fashion e-tailer led by Krzysztof Bajoek, and it has just raised an...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch HomeDine, The Airbnb For Home-Cooked Meals, Has Launched An iPhone App
HomeDine is all about getting more people cooking -- and eating -- home-cooked meals, with a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects people who like throwing dinner parties with those who like to atten...
04:26 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch Snaplay Wants To Be The Shazam For Images', Uses Reverse Image Search To Find Related Music & Videos
Can't be bothered to type something you want to search for? Snaplay is a reverse image search app that lets you snap a photo of a piece of media to retrieve associated music and videos which can then ...
04:22 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch Celebrate The Death Of Print With This 3D Printed Texture Book
A designer named Tom Burtonwood has designed a book that contains 3D-scanned textures he has grabbed from museums and architecture in his home city of Chicago. The book, which is in the form of an acc...
01:03 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch Coinbase Offers Instant Bitcoin Transfers For Verified Users
Coinbase, the Valley darling focused on making it easier to buy, sell, and store bit coin, has made it far easier to buy and sell BTC - if you give up just a smidge of privacy. The company is now offe...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch Following Amazon And Netflix, Rakuten Is Expanding Its Wuaki Video Service Across Europe; First Stop UK
E-commerce giant Rakuten, often called the Amazon of Japan, is taking another step in a bid to square up to is rival: today it is officially launching a beta of its Wuaki video streaming service in th...
10:39 am GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch Maxthon Is A Cloud-Based Browser For Power Users
Maxthon may not have the name recognition of Chrome, Firefox or Safari, but the cloud browser, which launched Maxthon for Mac last month, has gained a global following of more than 100 million unique ...
07:17 am GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch The Highlight Startups From FounderFuel's Summer 2013 Cohort Demo Day
Montreal-based accelerator FounderFuel held its Demo Day for its Summer 2013 cohort of startups today, and the nine companies taking part all offered pretty impressive pitches. Three companies stood o...
04:26 am GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch Vine For Android Gets Homescreen Shortcut For Instant Video Recording Plus iOS Features
Vine has brought its Android app up to speed with the iOS counterpart, adding revining, camera tools, channels and more, along with one more update that the iOS doesn’t have– a capture wid...
04:26 am GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch Star Wars Fans Take To San Francisco's Streets Thanks To Nerdist Industries' Course Of The Force
Geek-focused digital media company Nerdist Industries did something kind of amazing in the lead up to last year's Comic-Con International it staged a relay race called the Course of the Force, where ...
02:27 am GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch Vonage Co-founder And VoIP Pioneer Jeff Pulver's Next Call: Zula, A WhatsApp For Business
Today, whether it be via Skype or Gmail, making phone calls over the Web has become part of our daily routine. While the name may not ring any bells for younger generations, Jeff Pulver is one of the ...
12:24 am GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch Vine Is Coming To Windows Phone 8 As Nokia Looks To Attract More Big-Name Apps
Perhaps the most understated announcement at Nokia’s Lumia 1020 release event today was the promise of Vine for Windows Phone 8 within the year. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced onstage from Pie...
12:08 am GMT - Fri, July 12, 2013
Techcrunch Trulia Now Allows You To Find And Promote Real Estate Agents
Trulia, the online marketplace for buying and selling homes, has added a service that allows users to search specifically for real estate agents by location, name and company. The search engine return...
11:36 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Report: Skype And Microsoft Handed Over Calls And Emails To NSA
The Guardianrevealed more top-secret documents alleging that both Skype and Microsoft cooperated with U.S. spy agencies to give away the content of email and video chats. Though it’s unclear whe...
11:36 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Report: Skype And Microsoft Handed Over Video And Emails To NSA
The Guardianrevealed more top-secret documents alleging that both Skype and Microsoft cooperated with U.S. spy agencies to give away the content of email and video chats. Though it’s unclear whe...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Developer Hacks His Microwave Into The Microwave Of The Future
Tired of your dumb old microwave that just shoots friggin' radio waves at food to cook it? Stupid thing probably can't even play animated GIFs.In what is perhaps the coolest hack I've seen in ages, a ...
11:29 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Tattoo Hero Wants To Bring Tattoo-Seekers And Artists Together For Beautiful Results
One of the startups showing their stuff at Montreal's International Startup Festival this year is Tattoo Hero, an Ottawa-based startup building a portal on the web to help connect those looking for ta...
10:49 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Pac-12 Revamps Network Websites Around Unique Sports Events To Connect More Fans
The Pac-12 network released a beta version of its new website that is centered around unique event pages for 3,600 events across all Pac-12 schools and sports.Unfortunately for fans, though, the new s...
10:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch SaleMove Wants To Make Selling Big-Ticket Items On The Web More Personal
You and I might buy a pair of socks online without a second thought, but buying a car? Or a pricey bit of jewelry? The process becomes much trickier as the price of a product increases, and it isn't l...
10:08 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Actian Launches New Platforms For The Age Of Data
Actian is pulling together the pieces ofacquisitionsit madeearlier this year with the launch of Actian Big Data Cloud Platform and ParAccel Big Data Analytics platforms.The Actian Data Cloud Platform,...
10:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia, Please Keep Going
So, finally, Nokia has stopped teasing its flagship Lumia 1020 and let us event goers get some long awaited hands-on time with the thing. It's definitely not your run-of-the-mill Windows Phone, but is...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Pebble Sold 275K Units Through Kickstarter And Pre-Orders, Tops 1M Watch Apps Downloaded
Smartwatch startup Pebble revealed today for the first time that it has received 190,000 pre-orders for its wearable computing accessory through its own web store following the tremendously successful...
09:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Time Is Running Out For Extra Early Bird Disrupt SF Tickets
The early bird, as they say, gets the worm. You, on the other hand, are not a bird. So you can get TC Disrupt SF Early Bird Tickets for far less than you will be able to at the door or even three days...
09:47 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Most Unproductive Congress Ever Could Kill Immigration Reform
It's looking less likely that high-skilled immigration reform will pass soon, if at all. Comprehensive immigration reform is currently sliced up into several smaller bills, waiting for the long, drawn...
09:46 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Task List App Maker Any.Do Joins The Smart Calendaring Race With New Cal App
Any.DO, the makers of a smart task app for mobile, is today launching its next creation out of private beta. The company'snew Cal app for iPhone is now available, and is designed to integrate with the...
09:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Snapguide Now Lets Users Request How-To Guides From Each Other, Another Step To Build Out Its Platform Of Microapps
Snapguide -- the how-to app now that capitalizes on the ubiquity of smartphones and tablets in our lives to encourage us to create guides for everything from cooking to crafting and eyelash curling --...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Automation Startup IFTTT's New iPhone App Is Beautiful, Simple, But Still Limited
IFTTT, the web services automation startup backed by $8.5 million from NEA, Andreessen Horowitz, and others, is now available as a mobile app for iPhone. Like the web version of IFTTT, the app allows ...
08:24 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Student Teams From The UK, Portugal And Austria Win Microsoft's Imagine Cup 2013 And $50K Each
Microsoft's Imagine Cup 2013 student technology competition in St. Petersburg Russia just ended with a high-energy awards gala hosted by Dr. Who's Matt Smith. This year, Microsoft awarded three main p...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia And Path Partner To Bring The Private Social Network To Windows Phone
Path is preparing to cross tothe Windows Phone mobile platform — one of the more ‘private’ mobile OSes currently in play, with its marginal marketshare compared to the dominant duo o...
08:10 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Breakthrough Grabs $5M From The SocialPlusCapital Partnership, First Round And More To Bring Mental Health Therapy Online
Today, 67 million Americans are living with some sort of diagnosable mental illness, yet nearly 35 percent receive inadequate care and 50 percent receive no treatment whatsoever. For one of the bigges...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch YouWeb Founder Peter Relan Debuts New Company Building Studio And Accelerator, 9Plus; Raises $2M In Funding
As we reported a couple of weeks ago, serial entrepreneur Peter Relan is sunsetting his gaming and mobile focused incubator YouWeb, which spawned Crowdstar, Agawi, Spaceport, OpenFeint and others. He'...
07:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Releases New SDK, With Yelp, Path, Flipboard, Oggl, Foursquare As Early Partners (But Still No Instagram)
The much-leaked "focus" of today's Nokia news was its new 1020 Lumia handset with a 41-meagpixel camera, but behind the scenes the company has spent just as much time focusing on what apps would be on...
07:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Releases New Imaging SDK, With Yelp, Path, Oggl And Foursquare As Early Partners (But Still No Instagram)
The much-leaked "focus" of today's Nokia news was its new 1020 Lumia handset with a 41-meagpixel camera, but behind the scenes the company has spent just as much time focusing on what apps would be on...
07:32 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Introducing Everlapse An Addictive New Collaborative Flipbook Sharing App
Video is beautiful but tough. Photos are easy but boring. Everlapse is something new in between. Built by the former CoTweet team, Everlapse launches today so you can compile photos into digital flipb...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Officially Outs The Lumia 1020 And Its 41-Megapixel Camera
Well, that was pretty anticlimactic. After teasing us mercilessly for the past few weeks, Nokia's Stephen Elop has taken the stage here in New York to surprise absolutely no one and officially reveal ...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch The Russians Are Coming, Bearing An Algorithm-Based Restaurant App Called Gvidi
We've been fans of AlterGeo for a little while. Around since 2008, this startup has a clever hybrid positioning system which combines WiFi, WiMAX, GSM, GPS, CDMA, IP (and for all we know NSA data :-) ...
07:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Amid In-App Purchases Controversy, SuperAwesome Launches Mobile Ad Network For Kids Content Creators
SuperAwesome, the UK discovery platform for kids and teens that grew out of the recent acquisition of Swapit by Dylan Collins' newest venture Box Of Awesome, is launching a mobile ad network aimed at ...
06:49 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Blackboard Co-Founders Says Online Education Set To Put Price Pressure On Traditional Schools
One of the early pioneers of online education, Blackboard co-founder Michael Chasen, was one of the speakers at Startup Festival in Montreal today, and while he's focused on a new startup called Socia...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Realigns To Focus On Hardware And Better Compete Against The Apples And Samsungs Of The World
Microsoft made its biggest move yet to shift is focus on integrated hardware and software: today CEO Steve Ballmer announced a round of management changes that will see all the department heads change...
06:18 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Google Public Alerts For Taiwan Highlights Need For Open Source Data About Disasters
Taiwan is bracing for Typhoon Soulik, which is scheduled to hit the island country at winds of about 227 kilometers per hour late Friday. The arrival of the storm--now classified as a super typhoon--c...
06:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Live Blog From Nokia's Not-So-Mysterious Lumia 1020 Event
As Rafiki from the Lion King once said, "It is time."Nokia is gearing up to make a big announcement with little-to-no mystery baked in. Leaks abounded for the Nokia Lumia 1020 in the past few hours, w...
06:04 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Astronaut Marc Garneau Says We Need Risk-Ready Deep Pockets To Fund Space Innovation
Space: The final frontier for startups. Or if not final, at least a huge one that's ripe for exploration. Canadian astronaut and politician Marc Garneau took the stage at Startup Festival to talk abou...
06:02 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Shopzilla Acquires Zappli, An M-Commerce Startup Behind A Fast, 2-Click Mobile Checkout Technology
Shopzilla Inc., the home to several online shopping brands includingBizrate,Beso,Shopzilla,Retrevo,TaDa, and others, as well as an affiliate network, has acquiredZappli, an early stage startup which h...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch With Version 2.0, Social Event Planner UpTo Is On A Mission To Reinvent The Mobile Calendar
Since its launch in early 2012, Detroit-based UpTo has been on a mission to re-invent the mobile calendar by giving it a new type of social context. Through its Android and iPhone app, UpTo attempts t...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Duolingo Comes To The iPad, Now Has More Than 5M Active Users
Duolingo, the increasingly popular language learning service developed by Luis von Ahn and his team, launched its iPad app today. The service, von Ahn tells me, now has more than 5 million active user...
05:56 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Last.fm Founders Throw The Lights On Lumi, A Site That Uses Your Browsing History To Recommend New Content
Earlier this year Felix Miller and Martin Stiksel, the London-based co-founders of music streaming and discovery service Last.fm, launched a prototype of Lumi, a new service that applied a concept sim...
05:43 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Leaks Abound For The Almost-Announced Nokia Lumia 1020 With 41MP Camera
Mere hours before we expect Nokia to show off the Lumia 1020 in all its glory, the phone has found itself splayed across the internet for anyone to see. Alongside some leaked press shots, AT&T als...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Chartboost Launches New Way For Mobile Game Devs To Power In-App Purchases
Chartboost, the fast-growing cross-promotion network for mobile game developers, is adding another revenue stream to its belt. It’s launching a new back-end service that will power in-app purcha...
05:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch SKDKnickerbocker PR Firm Starts Tech/Startup Division, Led By Ti14th's Lindsey Green
Lindsey Green, publicist to the NYC startup scene, has just been chosen as the Vice President of SKDKnickerbocker, a reputable political PR Firm that has just started an entire division focused on sta...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Secret.li Lets You Photobomb Facebook Friends With Self-Destructing Snaps That Last An Hour, A Week Or A Month
Blink and you'll miss it. That's the point of ephemeral messaging. But regardless of its brevity digital stuff that self-destructs is gaining in popularity. Witness the rise of Snapchat. Well, here's ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Buffer Partners With Echofon To Make Tweeting More Convenient
Buffer, a social network scheduling startup, announced today that it is partnering with Echofon, a Twitter client with over 10 million users, to provide a smarter and more efficient Twitter experience...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Messaging App Just.me Lands On Android, After Pulling In 250,000Plus iOS Users In 90 Days
Just.me, a mobile messaging app created byKeith Teare, co-founder of TechCrunch and partner at incubatorArchimedes Labs, whichlaunched on iOS back in Aprilhas now gone live on Google Playfor Android u...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch FreedomPop Raises Another $5 Million To Help Launch Its Freemium Mobile Phone Service
Freemium wireless internet provider (and soon to be wireless carrier) FreedomPop revealed that it has just locked up another $5 million in funding from existing investors DCM Capital and Mangrove Capi...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch SoundTracking Update Adds Song Request DMs, Hashtag Support And Music Recognition From Gracenote
SoundTracking, the iOS and Android app that lets users share with others the music they are listening to, is releasing an update today that takes the app to a new level of usefulness. It is adding son...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch SoundTracking Update Adds Song Request DMs, Hashtag Support And Auto Music Recognition From Gracenote
SoundTracking, the iOS and Android app with 2 million active users that lets users share with others the music they are listening to, is releasing an update today that takes the app to a new level of ...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia, Please Stop
Today my worst fears came to pass: Nokia will release a 41-megapixel monstrosity called the Lumia 1020. It is basically a Lumia phone, which is fine, but it has a bright flash, an acceptable lens, and...
04:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch BackOps Raises $7M To Build An Army Of Moms For Managing Startups And Small Businesses With Leading SaaS Tools
BackOps is a back-office-as a service with a battalion of Moms managing startups and small businesses. Now with a new $7 million round in Series A funding, BackOps has the reserves to build an army of...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch United Online Chooses OpenX As Its New Ad Optimization Platform
United Online Media Group is announcing today that it has chosen to use OpenX technology to manage the placement of ads on its properties including Juno, NetZero, and Classmates.These kinds of custome...
02:51 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Google Will Shut Down Alfred, The Local Recommendations App, July 19
Looks like Latitude wasn't the only Google product that got shut down yesterday in the wake of a new version of Google Maps. Alfred, the local recommendations app that Google picked up through its acq...
02:47 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch How Did Dropbox Scale To 175M Users? A Former Engineer Details The Early Days
Ladies and Gentlemen, we interrupt our normal programming about crazy entrepreneurs and even crazier VCs to bring you a little learning from the world of Engineering. Remember that? Recently Dropbox w...
01:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch OSM App Maker Skobbler Beefs Up Its Offline iOS Maps Play - And In The Wake Of Waze's Big Exit, Draws Acquisition Interest
Berlin-based map app maker Skobbler, which has its own map engine and combines it with OpenStreetMap data to power a range of navigation apps, has updated its iOS global maps app, ForeverMap 2, to add...
01:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch OpenStreetMap App Maker Skobbler Beefs Up Its Offline iOS Maps Play, Draws Acquisition Interest In The Wake Of Waze's Big Exit
Berlin-based map app maker Skobbler, which has its own map engine and combines it with OpenStreetMap data to power a range of navigation apps, has updated its iOS global maps app, ForeverMap 2, to add...
06:05 am GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Pitchfork Media Launches The Dissolve, A Movie Site Looking To Break Out Of The Online Hype Cycle
Pitchfork Media, the company behind the music site that all my cool friends used to read (I use the past tense because, like me, my friends have gotten old and uncool), just launched a new property T...
03:23 am GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Rental Car Startup Silvercar Raises $5M As It Looks At New Markets
Silvercar, a startup looking to improve the rental car experience at airports, has raised $5 million in new funding.The news was revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A Sil...
03:19 am GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch The Iconic Picks Up A $26M Round To Build Out Online Fashion In Australia, As Rocket Internet's Global March Continues
Rocket Internet, the incubator run by Berlin's Samwer brothers, has picked up hundreds of millions of dollars ($837 million, in fact) in funding this year for its e-commerce startups, with much of tha...
12:15 am GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch The Plight Of The Intrapreneur, Or How To Be An Innovator From Within
At Startup Festival in Montreal this week, one of the noteworthy pieces of data so far is how many non-startup folks are attending workshops ostensibly designed for startups. Ben Yoskovitz and Alistai...
12:12 am GMT - Thu, July 11, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 07.10.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 1pm Pacific....
10:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch T-Mobile Reveals $10/Month JUMP Program To Let Users Upgrade Phones Twice A Year
T-Mobile has been struggling to position itself not so much as a value carrier, but rather as a carrier that makes it a point not to screw its customers over. To that end T-Mobile CEO John Legere anno...
10:42 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Pantheon Aims To Take The Pain Out Of Collaborative Web Development With New Multidev Feature
Drupal-based web development startup Pantheon is launching a new feature today called Multidev, which it says addresses the number one request from the developers using the platform the ability to "f...
10:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Occipital Releases One Of The First High Quality 3D Scanners For OS X
While Windows 3D scanning software has until now outperformed any Apple counterpart, Occipital Inc. plans to remedy that today with the launch of Skanect for OS X. Originally developed by France-based...
10:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch After A Year Of Upgrading Yahoo, CEO Marissa Mayer To Join Us At Disrupt SF
After a big first year as CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer will be joining us on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco this September. Tickets areon sale now -- come and hear what her plans are, now...
10:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch With Plug, Create A Personal, Subscription-Free Dropbox With Your USB Drives
Plug just launched a Kickstarter campaign for its $69 adapter. It will transform your USB drives into a personal Dropbox for all your devices. Thanks to a deep integration in your filesystem, you won&...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch The Seattle Meetup Plus Pitch-Off Is On July 18: Are You Ready To Rumble?
On the night of July 18, we are going to witness the most anticipated pitch-off in the history of TC Meetups + Pitch-offs, for the Seattle Pitch-Off Battle Championship of the world! Pitch-off fans: A...
09:42 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Confirmed: $1.4B Mobile/Browser Toolbar Startup Conduit Is Splitting, Still Mum On Perion Acquisition
Conduit, the Israeli-based browser-toolbar and mobile startup estimated to be worth some $1.4 billion, has confirmed to us that it is splitting itself into two entities, but it declining still for now...
09:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Yidio's New App Is A Comprehensive Guide To All The TV Shows & Movies You Can Watch On Your iPhone
There's no shortage of mobile applications that serve as portable guides to the shows, specials, and movies now playing on our television sets, but a company called Yidio is today launching a new mobi...
09:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Loudie, The App That Gamifies Your Concert Plans
If concerts are you're thing, there's a pretty good chance that you're slightly overwhelmed with all the upcoming concert information sent your way, from various subscriptions with LiveNation, AEG, or...
08:55 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Second Life Maker Linden Lab Buys Desura For Games Distribution, Plans To Keep It Open
Linden Lab is continuing with its mini-acquisition spree in gaming: it has just announced that it is buying Desura, a digital distribution service for PC gamers. Terms of the acquisition were not disc...
08:42 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Lyft Holds First Community Meeting To Rally Support And Save The Stache In LA
On-demand ride-sharing startup Lyft held its first-ever community meeting in Los Angeles last night, inviting drivers and passengers to meet one another and share their stories. The prompt for the mee...
07:57 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch How To Think About Minimum Viable Products, And The Path To Passion At Startup Festival
At Startup Festival in Montreal this week, today saw a Lean Workshop hosted in part by Lean Entrepreneur authors Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovits. The two entrepreneurs and authors spent the mornin...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Beezinga Brings Data Analytics To The Apiary
Beekeeping isn't exactly something you read about a lot in the tech press, but it's a big business with about $268.9 million in revenue in the U.S. alone, and technology is slowly finding its way into...
07:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Groopic For iPhone Mashes Up Group Photos To Include The Missing Photographers
One of the more amazing things about our smartphones is that they don't just put thecapabilities of computers and cameras into small, portable form factors, they also leverage the combination of being...
07:27 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch SEC Lifts Ban On General Solicitation, Allowing Startups To Advertise That They're Fundraising
The SEC has just voted 4 to 1 in favor of implementing section 201(a) of JOBS Act, which lifts the ban on general solicitation and permits startups, venture capitalists, and hedge funds to openly adve...
07:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Moniker Guitars Crowdfunds Its Way Into Business
When we last saw Moniker Guitars they were trying to raise $50,000 to fund a custom guitar business. Now, three months and $60K later, they've beaten their goal and are now selling their axes online....
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Researchers Create Whimsically Charming 3D Printed Metal
People so rarely use light string accompaniment as the soundtracks for their 3D printing projects these days, but I think this video deserves it. It depicts a new, syringe-based metal printing system ...
06:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Tumblr's Mobile Apps Updated With Improved Search And Discovery, Making Room For More Ad Spots, Too
Yahoo-owned Tumblr has today addressed one of the more frustrating aspects of using its service via its mobile applications. No, not the problem where GIFs wouldn't actually animate - they already fix...
06:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Tumblr's Mobile Apps Updated With Improved Search And Discovery, Make Room For More Ad Spots, Too
Yahoo-owned Tumblr has today addressed one of the more frustrating aspects of using its service via its mobile applications. No, not the problem where GIFs wouldn't actually animate - they already fix...
05:54 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Braintree Expands Venmo Touch, Partners With Online Banking Startup Simple For One-Touch Mobile Payments
Braintree, the Chicago-based payments gateway that’s now processing over$10 billion in payments annually, including those for startups likeUber, Fab, Hailo, Airbnb, Rovio and others, is today ex...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's EMEA Director Christian Hernandez Leaves To Go Full-Time At White Star Capital, Raising $100M Fund
Christian Hernandez, a long-time employee for Facebook in Europe, is leaving the company to go full-time at White Star Capital, an early-stage VC investment firm founded by Eric Martineau-Fortin. Hern...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Christian Hernandez Leaves Facebook For White Star Capital, Raising $100M Fund
Christian Hernandez, a long-time employee for Facebook in Europe, is leaving the company to go full-time at White Star Capital, an early-stage VC investment firm founded by Eric Martineau-Fortin. Hern...
05:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Guilty Of Fixing Ebook Prices In DOJ Lawsuit
While publishers have agreed to a settlement in the ebook price-fixing case involving Apple and all the major book publishers, the federal judge has ruled that Apple is guilty with its iBookstore, acc...
05:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Found Guilty Of Fixing Ebook Prices, Says It's Done Nothing Wrong And Will Appeal
While publishers have agreed to a settlement in the ebook price-fixing case involving Apple and all the major book publishers, the federal judge has ruled that Apple is guilty of fixing ebook prices w...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Bootstrapped Startup Ampush Media Joins Facebook's Elite Ranks Of Marketing Developers
Ampush Media, a bootstrapped social media marketing platform, was named a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer (sPMD) today.Facebook says being an sPMD is the highest distinction of excell...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Bootstrapped Startup Ampush Joins Facebook's Elite Ranks Of Marketing Developers
Ampush, a bootstrapped social media marketing platform, was named a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer (sPMD) today.Facebook says being an sPMD is the highest distinction of excellence."...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch iwaku Is A Connected Wake-Up Light That Can Sync With Sleep Cycle Apps To Rise You Right
The marriage of hardware and software is giving rise to a plethora of connected gadgets that can be controlled via your smartphone. Here's the latest connected gizmo hoping to find its way into your h...
04:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Coursera Lands $43M From The World Bank, Yuri Milner And More To Go Big On Global And Mobile Growth
It was just over a year ago that Coursera burst onto the higher education landscape with ambitious plans to throw open the doors to America’s top institutions, bring them online and offer an Ivy...
04:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Coursera Lands $43M From The World Bank, Yuri Milner & More To Bring Online Education Abroad - And To Phones Near You
It was just over a year ago that Coursera burst onto the higher education landscape with ambitious plans to throw open the doors to America's top institutions, bring them online and offer an Ivy Leagu...
04:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Europe Wants To Put $32B Into Reviving Its Hardware And Electronics Industries
Europe has been focusing for a while on trying to revive its flagging hardware and manufacturing industries, and today the European Commission decided to put its money where its mouth is. It's proposi...
04:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Swedish Fan-Made Subtitle Site Is Shut Down By Copyright Police
In a move that should give Twilight slash-fic writers pause, the Swedish copyright enforcement agency, called Intrngsunderskning, raided and seized the servers of Undertexter.se, a fansub site dedicat...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Zoomdata Raises $4.1M For Connecting, Streaming And Visually Showing A Company's Data
Zoomdata has raised $4.1 million for its data visualization platform that connects and analyzes historical and real-time data. The Series A round was led by Columbus Nova Technology Partners (CNTP) wi...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Japanese Ticketing Startup Peatix Raises $3M Series A To Fund Expansion To US, Singapore
Japanese e-ticketing startup Peatix just closed a Series A round of $3 million, led by Fidelity Japan. The company is seeking to be the Eventbrite of Asia, and provides a platform for event organizers...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Japanese Ticketing Startup Peatix Raises $3M Series A To Fund Expansion To U.S., Singapore
Japanese e-ticketing startup Peatix just closed a Series A round of $3 million, led by Fidelity Japan. The company is seeking to be the Eventbrite of Asia, and provides a platform for event organizers...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Mayfield Fund Strengthens Enterprise Investing Team, Adds StoreSimple Founder Ursheet Parikh As Partner
Silicon Valley VC firm Mayfield Fund is adding a new partner today, bringing on more enterprise talent with co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft-acquired enterprise hybrid storage compa...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch YouSendIt Changes Its Name To Hightail As It Aims To Become Known For More Than Just Storage
YouSendIt has accumulated some 43 million users since it was founded back in 2004, with a straightforward name and a straightforward mission of helping people store and send data on the web. Thanks to...
03:29 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Life360, The Family Locator With More Users Than Foursquare, Raises A $10 Million Series B
Life360, the mobile family locator utility whose recent claim to fame was outgrowing Foursquarein terms of its user base (the service now boasts over 40 million versus Foursquare's 30 million+), is to...
03:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Watch Out For The Balkans
We’re fifty kilometers outside of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in Bled Castle, overlooking a clear blue mountain lake, a set of gilded clouds scudding overhead and the sun is shining bright over miles o...
02:10 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Iyzi Payments Raises $1.4M In Bid To Become The Stripe Of Turkey
Iyzi Payments, in a bid to become the Stripe of Turkey, has announced that it's closed a $1.4 million Series A round from Pachicle Invest, a group of international "payment experts" led by Stefan Kles...
01:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch India E-Commerce Giant Flipkart Raises Another $200M From Existing Investors
Flipkart, a homegrown Indian e-commerce site, has raised another $200 million from existing investors, according to reports in Indian media. The Economic Times says the deal is Flipkart's largest to d...
01:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Drops Price Of EC2 Dedicated Instances By Up To 80%
Amazon today announced that it is dropping the prices of dedicated instances on its EC2 cloud computing platform by up to 80%. Dedicated per region fees, which are charged on top of the regular EC2 fe...
12:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Okay Maps Easter Egg Brings Offline Mode Back To The New Google Maps App
The new Google Maps for Android just started shipping late last night, but folks are already grumpy about the disappearance of one of Maps' old features: offline mode. Previously, users could save chu...
12:24 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Google Maps For Android Gets A New UI, But Drops Latitude And Offline Maps; iPad App Coming Soon
Remember that new version of Google Maps for Android that Google previewed back at I/O in May? It's here! The new app began rolling out to Android devices this morning, bringing with it a new interfac...
12:24 pm GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Google Maps For Android Gets A New UI, Drops Latitude And Offline Maps; iPad App Coming Soon
Remember that new version of Google Maps for Android that Google previewed back at I/O in May? It's here! The new app began rolling out to Android devices this morning, bringing with it a new interfac...
11:17 am GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Publicis Groupe Buys Chinese Social Media Firm Netalk As Part Of A 5-Year, $4B Acquisitions Spree
French advertising conglomerate Publicis Groupe announced today that it has acquired [email protected], a Chinese social media service provider, as part of its five-year plan to spend $4 billion purchasing small...
09:22 am GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Indian Streaming Music Service Dhingana Launches Ad-Free Paid Subscriptions
Dhingana, a streaming music service for Indian and Bollywood tunes, announced today that it is launching Dhingana Gold, its first subscription service for iOS and the second part of its monetization m...
07:45 am GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch SnapPages Takes Aim At The Wixes And Weeblys Of The World With Major New Redesign
Today, the website creation market is dominated by a handful of veteran players, as companies like Wix, Weebly and SquareSpace now own the majority of mindshare and boast tens of millions of users bet...
06:41 am GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox's Quest To Make Every App Work Offline
*Screeeeech* That's your favorite app slamming on the brakes the second it loses its data connection. It seems ridiculous that apps can't function offline, until you realize that cloud data sync isn't...
06:08 am GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch LG's Secret New Phone, The Optimus G2, Gets Leaked A Month Early
You know that big announcement LG has scheduled for next month? The one with the invite that more or less shouts "HEY WE'RE ANNOUNCING A PHONE CALLED THE G2 AT THIS EVENT"?Yeah, so, the G2 seems to ha...
05:55 am GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Google Wallet Launches Promotion With Popular Android Apps In A Bid To Increase Its Brand Recognition
Several Android apps are offering discounts for customers using Google Wallet's "Buy with Google" button as the company tries to ramp up adoption of its payment processing service. The button, which a...
05:17 am GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Tencent Starts Testing Its Highly Anticipated Games Platform On WeChat, Its Blockbuster Messaging App
While messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, MessageMe and Path continue to duke it out in Western markets, the place to watch all the real action continues to be in Asia, where apps like TencentR...
04:15 am GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Tom's Planner Acquires Gantt Chart Service Competitor Gantto
Tom’s Planner, a web-basedproject management service, has acquired a competitor in providing Gantt charts to track projects: Y-Combinator-backedGantto. The company plans to mergeGantto’s u...
02:50 am GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Google Finally Brings Voice Calling To Hangouts, But Not To Its Mobile Apps
Some Google fans were mighty miffed when Google removed the ability to make voice calls from inside Gmail, but now the feature is back, flying under Google's Hangouts banner. Instead of just being abl...
02:03 am GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Said To Be Working On Mogul Slow-Motion Video Recording Feature For New iPhones
These days it seems like just about every smartphone player worth its salt is devoting time and resources to upping their camera game, and Apple is no exception. A new report from 9to5Mac's Mark Gurma...
01:45 am GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Media Launches Blog To Fight Attrition By Teaching You What To Tweet
Twitter wants to prove it's not just for broadcasting the mundane details of your life so it's just launched the Twitter Media blog. The site plans to feature great uses of Twitter for "TV, sports, jo...
01:32 am GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox Says It Has No Plans To Charge Developers (Or Otherwise Change Its Business Model)
One of the questions that came up a couple of times during the press Q&A at Dropbox's DBX developer conference: What does today's news mean for the company's business model? Given the impressive u...
01:31 am GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Foursquare Checks In With Feature Phones: A New App For Nokia S40 Phones And An Asha Preloading Deal
Foursquare has made a name for itself out of the growth in smartphones, but as it tries to build up business in newer markets, it's covering all of its bases. Today the company announced an update to ...
01:08 am GMT - Wed, July 10, 2013
Techcrunch Path Doubles Down On Stickers In Version 3.1, Alongside New iPad Design And Real World Friending
Path added stickers to comments, released a new iPad design, and introduced a new way to add friends in person today.Path introduced stickers in version 3.0 in March to extremely positive feedback. In...
11:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch With 200Plus Buyers Signed Up, Acquisition Marketplace Exitround Announces First Exit (But Won't Say Who)
Exitround, the website launched earlier this year where startups can anonymously seek acquirers, is announcing that it has facilitated its very first acquisition.Pretty exciting, right? But what's the...
11:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch U.S. Venture Capital Investment Amounts Doubled In Q2, As Bay Area Companies Raised More Than NYC, LA, Boston Combined
Total new capital invested in the United States tech industry rose from $1.9 billion in April to $3.8 billion in June, a 100% increase in two months, according to quarterly data from Crunchbase. In th...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On Draper University Of Heroes: Tim Draper Is Looking For The Best And The Brightest (Is That You?)
Do you have spark? Are you a hero? If so, Tim Draper may want to get inside your head. Draper, best known, of course, asthe founder and a managing director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, has founded a "...
10:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox Launches Datastore API And Drop-Ins To Sync Data To And From Apps
Today Dropbox launched two powerful new APIs for syncing and viewing data within apps that will help the company expand beyond the traditional "file," storage system it has built its service upon.The ...
10:44 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Hateya Uses Augmented Reality Glasses To Help Firefighters Escape Burning Buildings
Firefighters are trained to go into burning buildings, but even with all of this training, they can get disoriented in the pandemonium around them. Hateya,Belgium's finalist for Microsoft's Imagine Cu...
10:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch The Next Version Of Mailbox Adds Its First Integration With Parent Company Dropbox
Dropbox CEO Drew Houston just announced that the company will be launching a new version of Mailbox, the iOS email app that it acquired earlier this year.This will be the first real integration betwee...
10:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Cooliris Continues Push Into China and Russia, Shaking Hands With Tencent and Yandex
Photo-sharing startupCooliris is continuing its push into two of the world’s biggest Internet markets, China and Russia. The Kleiner Perkins-backed company has just partnered with Tencent in Chi...
10:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Wedding Snap Rebrands, Launches Group Photo & Video Sharing Service Eversnap
WeddingSnap, a 500 Startups-backed online and mobile photo sharing startup is today expanding beyond its original focus - weddings, obviously - in order to target a wider user base who want to private...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch More Tickets Are Now Available For The 8th Annual August Capital Party In Silicon Valley
TechCrunch's annual party at August Capital is a few weeks away and we just released another round of tickets. The first two batches went within 24 hours so jump on these quick. Space is limited.Weve ...
09:50 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Nook Should Start Looking For Buyers
I was speaking with a friend in the CE industry a few months ago about Nook and he mentioned an interesting bit of apocrypha. Back when the e-reader race was still an actual competition, Wal-Mart was ...
09:47 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox Now Has 175 Million Users, Up From 100M In November 2012
“Today is about making life easier for all of you” said CEO Drew Houston to launch his company Dropbox’s conference. The company now has 175 million users, up from 100 million in Nov...
09:39 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Google Brings Rich Chrome Notifications to Windows, OS X Version Still In The Works
Google teased the advent of rich Chrome notifications that would live in a discrete notification center outside of the browser back in May, but the company didn't offer any inklings about when we non-...
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Apptimize Brings Reliable A/B Testing To Native iOS & Android Apps
As we shift more of our computing to mobile devices and applications, there's also a need for a new crop of tools that help developers better build, design and test their creations, which are also spe...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed SpoonRocket Delivers Healthy Gourmet Meals To Users For Just $6 Each
Y Combinator-backed SpoonRocket was built to fundamentally change the way we think about food. More than just another food-delivery service, the company seeks to provide ultra-cheap gourmet meals that...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch YouTube Network Fullscreen Launches Platform To Help Creators Track And Grow Their Audiences
Some YouTube networks are designed to provide production help to their creators or connect them to others that they can collaborate with on videos. Then there's Fullscreen, which stands apart due to t...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Standard Treasury Aims To Make Software That Eats Commercial Banking
Standard Treasury, a YC-backed company, is hoping to make it easier for businesses to deal with their banks through standard APIs that ease transfers and other transactions. The company says that inte...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Bandzoogle Acquires About.me For Bands, Onesheet, To Become The Go-To Website Builder For Artists
Two years ago, ArtistData founder and serial entrepreneur Brenden Mulligan launched Onesheet to give bands and musicians an easy way to build a social presence on the Web. Akin to an "About.me for ban...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Bandzoogle Acquires Onesheet, The About.me For Bands, To Become The Go-To Website Builder For Artists
Two years ago, ArtistData founder and serial entrepreneur Brenden Mulligan launched Onesheet to give bands and musicians an easy way to build a social presence on the Web. Akin to an "About.me for ban...
06:34 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Foodspotting Co-Founder Soraya Darabi Debuts New Ecommerce And Retail Startup Zady
There's been some buzz around Foodspotting co-founder Soraya Darabi's next project. Today, we have more details on what Darabi has been working on. Along with founder Maxine Bdat, Darabi is debuting a...
06:34 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Foodspotting Co-Founder Soraya Darabi Debuts New E-Commerce And Retail Startup Zady
There's been some buzz around Foodspotting co-founder Soraya Darabi's next project. Today, we have more details on what Darabi has been working on. Along with founder Maxine Bdat, Darabi is debuting a...
06:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Online Workspace Dispatch.io Becomes Dispatch.cc, Now Focused On Email-Based Collaboration
Dispatch, the NYC-based startup launched out of the TechCrunch NYC 2011 hackathon, is flipping its product on its head - it's shifting from a project management tool with email features to become an e...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Mimecast Backer Dawn Capital Closes New $100M Fund To Invest In Europe
Dawn Capital has announced it has raised 63M ($100M) for its Dawn Capital II Venture Capital Fund. Dawn is best known for its investments in Wonga, Mimecast, Miinto, Cognitive Match, Optimal Print and...
06:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon's Publisher Ambitions Target Comics With New Jet City Imprint Launch
Amazon is about to take on Marvel and DC with a new publishing imprint for comics, the company announced today via press release. The new publishing brand is called "Jet City Comics," and will begin w...
06:20 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Fast Fashion Lingerie E-Tailer Adore Me Takes $8.5M In Series B Funding
Adore Me, a fast fashion lingerie and swimwear site, has closed its Series B venture capital round at $8.5 million. The investments from Upfront Ventures, Mousse Partners, and Redhills Ventures bring ...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Keeps Driving Its HERE Maps With Paid Global Sat-Nav App For Other Windows Phones
After picking up another location licensee yesterday in Esri, Nokia is continuing to push its HERE mapping business beyond its own smartphone hardware. Today it's announcing the forthcoming release of...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Pearltrees Arrives On Android, Wants To Become The File Manager For The Post-PC Era
Pearltrees, the visual and collaborative library that lets you easily organize and bookmark information in tree-like structures, finally launched its Android app for phones and tablets today. The serv...
05:53 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Soundwave, The Music Discovery App Backed By Mark Cuban, Is Placing A Big Bet On Big Data
What happens when your app manages to attract The Woz as a fan, Mark Cuban as an investor, Stephen Fry to help launch, and you're featured by Apple and Google in its respective app stores?A shed load ...
05:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch The TechCrunch Warsaw Meetup Is Happening This Thursday
After a week of boozing and schmoozing in the Balkans, we've decided to add one additional date to the CE itinerary: Warsaw on July 11. You can RSVP here and it will be held at Open Reaktor on Bohomol...
05:25 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch IAB: Mobile Ad Revenue Will Pass $9B Globally In 2013 After 83% Surge In 2012 Thanks To Smartphone Boom
While smartphone growth may be reaching saturation point in some developed markets, the services that people are using on the devices continue to expand, and that is having a direct impact on the grow...
05:25 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch IAB: Mobile Ad Revenue Pushes $9B Globally In 2013 After 83% Surge In 2012 Thanks To Smartphone Boom
While smartphone growth may be reaching saturation point in some developed markets, the services that people are using on the devices continue to expand, and that is having a direct impact on the grow...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Nestio Real-Time Rental Platform Raises $1.5M From Joanne Wilson, David Tisch, Jerry Colona And More
Nestio, a real-time real estate platform for renters and agents, has just announced a new $1.5 million round led by Joanne Wilson, with participation from other strategic angels and investors includin...
03:56 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Patents An In-Car Entertainment And Information System With Tactile Feedback
Apple has been granted a patent today for an in-car, touchscreen telematics system that would provide drivers with tactile feedback to help them keep their eyes on the road. It's a little like taking ...
03:39 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Viber Updates Desktop, Windows Phone 8 Apps With Phone-Switching Integration, Stickers, And More
Viber has just pushed an update to two of its newest versions of the app, Desktop and Windows Phone 8. If you'll recall, Viber launched a desktop version of the app back in May that let users message ...
03:36 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Google Releases Fix For Major Android Flaw To OEMs, Users Now Waiting On Them To Patch
Google has released a fix to its Android OEMs for the master security hole unearthed by Bluebox Security, according to ZDNet. The publication gained confirmation from Google's Android Communications M...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft's 11th Imagine Cup Student Software Competition Kicks Off In Russia With More Than $1M In Prizes On The Line
Every year for the last eleven years, Microsoft has organized Imagine Cup, one of the world's largest technology competitions for students. This year, more than 25,000 students participated in the pre...
02:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch ImpressPages Raises 200k To Pull More Users Into Its Open Source, Drag-&-Drop CMS
ImpressPages, a Lithuanian startup behind an open source, drag and drop, widget-based web content management system aimed at broadening access to web development by simplifying the tools required to c...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch SumUp Adds Spanish Bank BBVA To Its Latest Groupon/AmEx Round, Follows Mobile Payment Rival iZettle To South America
As mobile payments company Square looks to online commerce for the next chapter of its growth with Square Market, its rivals in Europe continue to push geographical boundaries into the New World. Toda...
10:45 am GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Amidst Few Exits, Dabbling Investors And Dearth Of Seed Capital, A Growing Digital Health Market Turns To Crowdfunding
Over the last few years, digital health has emerged as a market rife with opportunity, and both startups and investors are beginning to take notice. Investments in digital health startups doubled from...
08:43 am GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch American Intern
I live in the Milano building in Crescent Village in North San Jose.Since I moved in last month, I have had loud parties, late-night hot-tubbing sessions, and generally involved myself in other, nefar...
07:58 am GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Moves In On Apple's Turf As Construction Starts On Its New Silicon Valley Headquarters
Samsung will break ground on its new U.S. headquarters in San Jose this week. Designed by architecture firmNBBJ, the new campus is part of Samsung's aggressive effort to build a more significant prese...
04:39 am GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Slowly Making Home More Livable With Customizable Launcher Dock And Now Folders
When Facebook Home launched, its Launcher was a joke. No dock, no folders, no widgets -- basically none of the personalization Androiders know and love. Even if they wanted their friends to come first...
04:25 am GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Seculert Raises $10M For Anti-Botnet Cure
Seculert has raised $10 million in a Series B round from Sequoia Capital for its advanced protection threat technology designed to thwart malware attacks. Existing investor Norwest Venture Partners (N...
04:19 am GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch More Nokia Lumia 1020 Hardware And Camera Details Surface Ahead Of Official Launch
In case you're somehow immune to all of Nokia's incessant teasing, the company's going to unveil a shiny new smartphone on Thursday in hopes that a tremendous camera will endear the thing to the masse...
01:54 am GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch With Declining Nook Sales, B&N Says Lynch Out As CEO, Huseby Steps Up, Big Strategic Review Planned
Looks like things at Barnes & Noble will get a bit worse before they have a chance of getting better. The bookseller has just announced that William Lynch has resigned as CEO, effective immediatel...
01:39 am GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch TaskRabbit Confirms Layoffs As It Realigns To Focus On Mobile And Enterprise
TaskRabbit, the San Francisco startup that runs a marketplace for outsourcing errands and temporary work projects, has laid off a number of staffers as part of a larger restructuring, TechCrunch has l...
01:34 am GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Why Twitter Finally Killed The Auto Follow For Good
Fresh on the heels of a spam report which painted Twitter as the network with the largest underground economy for the buying and selling of fake followers, the social network has finally taken steps t...
01:34 am GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Hasbro Takes A 70% Stake In Mobile Game Maker Backflip Studios For $112M
Toy maker Hasbro just paid $112 million in cash to take a 70 percent stake in Boulder, Colorado’s Backflip Studios, the mobile game maker behind Dragonvale, NinJump and Paper Toss. The company w...
01:15 am GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Jelly Bean Tips Past Majority Adoption Among Android Users With 37.9% Share
Google updated its Android version usage stats today, and for the first time Jelly Bean has pulled ahead as the most-used operating system. That's probably been helped by a number of OEMs pushing out ...
12:34 am GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch A Month After Going International, Social Commerce Platform Fancy Raises $53 Million
Fancy, the shoppable rival to Pinterest, is said to have raised $53 million from investors, bringing the company valuation to $600 million, Bloomberg reported this morning. The July 3 SEC filing discl...
12:04 am GMT - Tue, July 9, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Said To Launch Four Versions Of The Galaxy Note III By The End Of The Year
Talk about trying to cover bases. Korean news outlet ETNews reports that Samsung's Galaxy Note III isn't going to be an only child when it launches later this year -- instead, it will be joined by up ...
11:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Play With An MIT Tool That Visualizes How The NSA Can Map Your Relationships
The brainiacs at MIT created a cool visualization program to map how the National Security Agency can understand your relationships based on who you contact via email and how often. While we still don...
11:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Lightspeed Ventures' Bipul Sinha
This week on TechCrunch TV's Ask A VC show, we have Lightspeed Ventures' Partner Bipul Sinha in the studio. As you may remember, you can submit questions for our guests either in the comments or here ...
11:22 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Google And Maker Faire Beat The Classroom With Virtual Science Camp For Teens
Science class is about to look a lot more boring. One million kids logged on to Maker Camp last summer, so today Google and Maker Faire announced the second year of its online summer camp that teaches...
10:22 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch With Today's Updates, Twitter Apps Finally Sync The Read' Status Of Your Direct Messages
Twitter announced updates to its Android, iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps today, as well as its desktop and mobile websites, plus TweetDeck. The main improvement isn't a huge change, but it does eliminate ...
10:13 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Home Remodeling Platform Houzz Adds Reality Check To Remodeling Dreams, Launches Cost Database For Renovation Projects
If you need a bout of house envy, there's no better place to go than Houzz, the increasingly popular platform for finding ideas for your home remodeling projects and the professional that can realize ...
09:20 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch ObamaCare Gets Price-Comparison Technology On Oct 1
President Obama just held a blindingly fast press conference on open government, which probably left most citizens scratching their heads in confusion over one of his geekier executive obsessions. The...
08:57 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch After 9 Months, The Softbank-Sprint Merger Will Be A Done Deal On July 10
It's been nine months since we first caught wind of Softbank's $20.1 billion purchase of a majority stake in Sprint, and the story is finally coming to a close. Japanese mobile carrier Softbank announ...
08:56 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Canada's Growing Tech Startup Hub In Kitchener-Waterloo To Be Profiled In New Documentary
Canada has a strong and growing startup community, and one of the emerging hubs where a lot of that energy is concentrated is the Kitchener-Waterloo region, which plays host to the esteemed University...
08:44 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch To Take On Google, Facebook's Graph Search Engine Needs More Data, Better Signals
As Facebook begins rolling out its Graph Search engine more broadly to its U.S. English-language user base today, it faces new challenges that were perhaps not at the forefront of our minds when the s...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Feedspot Offers A Solid Google Reader Replacement With Built-In Search And Social Sharing
Feedspot, the online RSS reader which jumped into action last summer following the removal of social features from Google Reader, is again stepping up to the plate in the wake of the Google Reader dem...
07:41 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Location-Pinpointing Startup what3words Sells 10,000Plus OneWord Map-Pins In First Week
London-based U.K. startup what3words has set itself the ambitious task of reinventing postcodes/ZIP codes. Instead of a tricky-to-remember string of letters and/or numbers, it's created three-word seq...
07:13 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch LG Is Teasing Its Forthcoming LG G2 Flagship Like Whoa
It’s that time again. Korean electronics manufacturer LG is ramping up to release their latest flagship, the “successor to the Optimus G.” Teasing us endlessly, the company has relea...
06:20 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Here Are The 9 FounderFuel Summer 2013 Cohort Startups Showing Off At Demo Day This Week
One of Canada's largest accelerators, Montreal-based FounderFuel, is gearing up for its Summer 2013 Demo Day during Startup Festival this year, and the list of 9 companies on display this time around ...
05:56 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Mapping Giant Esri Adds Real-Time Traffic Information From Nokia's Here
While Nokia continues to plug away at picking up more consumer users of its new Windows Phone-powered smartphones, it's also looking for more licensees for its Here location data business: today the c...
05:06 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Hippflow Brings Its Twitter For Startups' To Google Glass
Hippflow, which pitches itself as a 'Twitter for startups' with a service that makes it easy to update investors, mentors, team members and other stakeholders on a startup's progress and future plans,...
04:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Likemind Wants To Help You Meet Local People By Posting Virtual Flyers Through Its iOS App
Likemind is another take on solving the 'how to meet local people with shared interests' problem. The iOS-only app, with an Android version to follow, lets you post and browse geo-fenced virtual 'flye...
04:29 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Founder2be, The Match.com For Co-Founders', Adds Africa & Australia, Now In 100Plus Countries
Founder2be, the Helsinki-based co-founder finding network, is now operating in more than 100 countries, having expanded to accept would-be co-founders living in Africa and Australia. The network was a...
04:08 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch The UK Needs An Acquisition Culture If It's To Have a Sustainable Startup Culture
This is a guest post by Peter Nixey, a Rails developer and entrepreneur. The former CEO of Clickpass and a YC alum, he's now building Copyin.In 2006, the majority of Londons tech startup scene could f...
03:46 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Garmin Rolls With The Punches Of Changing Navigation Game With Smartphone HUD For Cars
Garmin built its empire on dedicated GPS devices, but those are obviously facing extinction in the face of smartphones that can replicate their function without requiring an expensive secondary hardwa...
03:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch TPG Buys TSL, Owner Of The TES Connect Education Network, For Around $600M
Some more movement in the world of ed-tech: TSL Education, the digital publisher behind services like TES Connect -- billed as the "largest" network of teachers in the world with over 52 million users...
02:29 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch VideoElephant Wants To Be The iStockphoto Of Video Content
Irish startup VideoElephant is launching its video content marketplace this week. Gunning to be something along the lines of an iStockphoto for professionally-produced short-form video packages, the s...
02:29 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch VideoElephant Wants To Be The iStockphoto Of Pre-Packaged Professional Video Content
Irish startup VideoElephant is launching its video content marketplace this week. Gunning to be something along the lines of an iStockphoto for professionally-produced short-form video packages, the s...
01:23 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Japan's Gaming Giant GREE Retrenches In Europe, Shuts Down UK Office To Focus Ops In The U.S.
It's not only Zynga feeling the pinch in the gaming world these days. GREE, the $1.8 billion Japanese mobile gaming giant, is downsizing operations once again, this time with a focus on Europe. TechCr...
01:16 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Wahanda Lures Former Just Eat CEO Over As New Chairman To Scale Bookings Business
Back in February Just Eat, the online food ordering and delivery site, lost long-time CEO Klaus Nyengaard after five years to 'spend more time in Denmark', rather than splitting time between there and...
12:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Citysocializer White-Labels Its Platform For Publishers Wanting New Social Revenues
Citysocializer is an early social site in the UK which attempted to marry both online networking and offline - not unlike Meetup.com, though the aim was more 'dating-lite' than community groups. Like ...
09:53 am GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Data Is Becoming The Beauty Box End Goal
The beauty box concept is a few years old now, but some of the newer beauty box startups in Asia have modified their business models to be more data-centric, as competition floods the market. The way ...
09:41 am GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Solar Impulse's Solar-Powered Coast-To-Coast U.S. Flight Touched Down Safely This Weekend
Solar Impulse made history this weekend when its HB-SIA airplane touched down late Saturday night in New York's John F. Kennedy airport, completing an entire cross-country United States flight relying...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch The Ivee Sleek Isn't Just An Alarm Clock, It's A Voice-Controlled Hub For Smart Homes
Alarm clocks rarely do much to get people's salivary glands fired up, but Ivee's Sleek may just change that. To be fair though, calling the Sleek an alarm clock is about as accurate as calling Microso...
06:59 am GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Racing Google To Bring Driverless Cars To The Road, Mobileye Valued At $1.5B As Investors Take $400M Stake
In the world of self-driving cars and autonomous vehicle technology, Google gets most of the attention, but it's far from being the only player in the field. Earlier this month, Mobileye, the Israeli ...
06:36 am GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Will Begin Making Graph Search Public On Monday
Use Facebook in American English and aren't one of Graph Search's beta users already? Then you can expect to get the tool in a rollout that will begin on Monday and take place over the next few weeks....
05:43 am GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Instagram Video
Now that the dust has settled around the Instagram Video launch, we thought it was high time to take a good look at the photo-sharing phenom's new video venture. Does it live up to Vine? Is it better?...
03:10 am GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Debunking Some Myths About Native And HTML5 Hybrid Apps
An elegant iPad app is like a fine yacht. Built the right way, the app can have a sense of elegance that provides the customer with an optimal experience. The Google+ iPad app has that beauty and usab...
03:07 am GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Shazam Pulls In $40M From America Movil To Take On Latin America
Shazam, best known for its music recognition app and platform which has become a global success, has raised $40 million in new funding from America Movil, the largest wireless carrier in the Americas ...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch As Microsoft Doubles Down On Touch, The Desktop Becomes Even More Of An Afterthought
The Windows 8.1 Preview version has now been out for over a week. One of the highlights of this update is the return of the Start button (but not the Start menu), and after using the new version for a...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch The OnBeat Solar Headphones Want To Charge Your Phone While You Listen To Music
Solar panels need plenty of sun to work well so why not carry them around on your head? That’s the slightly off-the-wall thinking behind this U.K.-basedKickstartercampaign aiming to produce a pa...
12:20 am GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Patents Point To An All-Seeing, All-Hearing Instagram Video
Facial recognition, landmark detection, and even audio cues picked up through your phone’s microphone could let Instagram Video intelligently suggest a cover frame for mini-movies or even tag th...
12:08 am GMT - Mon, July 8, 2013
Techcrunch Move Over Peter Thiel, Oregon Proposes Investment Model For Student Loans
As college debt skyrockets to over $35,000 per student, the state of Oregon has proposed a novel investment-approach to loans: free tuition at public universities in exchange for 3% of earnings for th...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 7, 2013
Techcrunch In The Bay Area, Why The Rent Is Too Damn High
Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. The unraveling of the Enron debacle in 2001 became a symbol of corporate scandals of that era. ...
08:02 am GMT - Sun, July 7, 2013
Techcrunch Tools For Treason
If we are to start again on the Internet with knowledge of prying eyes that turn the law to their own purposes, our founding principle cannot be the establishment of trust, but rather the impossibilit...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, July 7, 2013
Techcrunch The Death Of Google Reader Opens The Door To A Smarter Subscription Ecosystem
Editor's note:Julien Genestoux is the founder and CEO of Superfeedr.We all know that Google Reader, which used to be the most obvious RSS subscription tool, is now gone. At the same time, we see follo...
03:34 am GMT - Sun, July 7, 2013
Techcrunch Why Do We Endlessly Retweet Tragedy?
With the upmost respect for victims and survivors, may I question why we feel so compelled to personally spread bad news? Why with each bombing or disaster we all race to tell everyone we know what ha...
02:06 am GMT - Sun, July 7, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Was Nearly On Plane That Crash-Landed At SFO
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg was almost on the plane that just crash-landed at San Francisco International airport this afternoon from Seoul, Korea. Another Samsung executive who was aboard the flight...
02:06 am GMT - Sun, July 7, 2013
Techcrunch Plane On Popular Tech Route From Seoul-To-SF Crash Lands at SFO
An Asiana Airlines flight that follows a popular route in the tech industry between Shanghai, Seoul and San Francisco crash landed at San Francisco International Airport this morning, killing two peop...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, July 7, 2013
Techcrunch Top Apps For The 1%
There's been an interesting phenomenon occurring lately, thanks to the increasing ability of companies to reach and serve ultra-niche audiences -- the rise of the app for the 1 percent. Now more than ...
12:30 am GMT - Sun, July 7, 2013
Techcrunch SEC Watch: Flash Sales Site Ideeli Raises $12M More
It appears that flash sales site Ideeli has raised another $12 million in funding, according to an SEC filing from Friday. It's unclear who the investors are in this round, but this raise would bring ...
08:57 pm GMT - Sat, July 6, 2013
Techcrunch College Humor's First Feature-Length Film Coming To iTunes And Other Digital Media Stores July 9
College Humor is putting out a feature film (via Verge), and it stars a bunch of people you might recognize, including Glenn Howerton (Dennis from It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia), Adrianne Palciki ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 6, 2013
Techcrunch Google Plus Is Like Frankenstein's Monster
Your humble correspondent begs your indulgence for this flu-fuelled stream-of-consciousness post, but deadlines wait for no virus, so needs must I expel the contents of my febrile mind onto this scree...
04:46 pm GMT - Sat, July 6, 2013
Techcrunch Low-Cost iPhone's Plastic Case Shows Up In Alleged Video And Photo Leak
Apple is said to be preparing a lower cost iPhone for later this year, with a plastic shell instead of its typical recipe of metal and glass to lower component costs, and now a site called Techdy that...
04:23 pm GMT - Sat, July 6, 2013
Techcrunch Google And Others Reportedly Pay Adblock Plus To Show You Ads Anyway
If you work for a company that depends on advertising revenue, you won't here people talk that often about using Adblock Plus, but it's something that millions of consumers probably can't imagine thei...
11:53 am GMT - Sat, July 6, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo's Recently Acquired Task Tracking Service Astrid Will Go Dark On August 5
Yahoo has been snapping up companies left and right lately, and the revitalized company's hunger means that some well-received apps and services have gone (or will soon go) offline. Earlier today, ano...
07:00 am GMT - Sat, July 6, 2013
Techcrunch Songza Founders Talk About Newly Launched Club Songza, Competition From Apple, Pandora
Songza is one of the hottest music streaming services on the market, with a special feature called Concierge that matches specific, expertly crafted playlists with activities it thinks you might be do...
02:39 am GMT - Sat, July 6, 2013
Techcrunch AT&T Considers Selling Your Browsing History, Location, And More To Advertisers. Here's How To Opt Out
Good news, everyone! Wait, no. Not that one. The other one.Bad news, everyone!AT&T is considering selling your usage data (location, web browsing history, etc.) to advertisers, having seemingly de...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, July 6, 2013
Techcrunch Bing As A Platform Will Allow Microsoft To Compete With Google For Developer Cred
Microsoft knows how to build platforms, so when it announces a new one, it’s worth taking a closer look . Until last week, Microsoft mostly wanted you to think of Bing as a search engine that co...
01:30 am GMT - Sat, July 6, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Lightbank's Paul Lee On The Art Of Finding Your Co-Founder
In this week's episode of Ask A VC, Lightbank partner Paul Lee stopped in the studio. Lee, who is based in Chicago, joined Lightbank as a Partner in February 2011 and has led investments in BabbaCo, U...
11:44 pm GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Consano, The Crowdfunding Platform That Wants To Help Cure Cancer [TCTV]
Crowdfunding has been a godsend for getting lots of projects off the ground that otherwise may not have attracted dollars from traditional powers-that-be in retail manufacturing, music, movies, and th...
11:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch This Tiny, Portable Laptop Stand Will Finally Fix Your Posture
The Roost--stop hunching over your laptop, I read, back and neck aching as usual. I had been working at my laptop like a gargoyle since early in the morning. But in the Roost, a laptop stand thats rai...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: Boxee Bows Out, Samsung And HTC Suffer And Moto X Unmasked
Boxee got bought by Samsung this week, and announced that it would be closing down the Boxee Cloud DVR's cloud DVR feature. So that's done. Both Samsung and HTC disappointed investors, albeit in very ...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch Local Food Delivery Service Fluc Goes Live In Palo Alto And Menlo Park
People like to eat, and generally don't like to cook. All of which means that food delivery is becoming all the rage among startups lately. There's a whole new food delivery service, called FLuc, open...
07:51 pm GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch Made In America
The five day work week. Chevrolet. Grand Funk Railroad. Steel plants on the shores of Lake Michigan. This is America.There is a rebirth happening right now. It's happening all over the country. Pocket...
07:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch No More 3D TV On The BBC Please, We're British - And Glasses Are A Hassle
The BBC has been running a pilot 3D broadcast program for the past two years. But not for much longer. It's decided to pull the plug on 3D TV production, in the face of massive audience 3D ennui -- an...
07:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung's Quarterly Earnings Suffer On Slowing Growth, Gives Apple Room To Shine In The Fall
Samsung has missed expectations for its quarterly earnings guidance, which is bad news since those expectations were already pretty low. The slowing growth of the smartphone market dominator is being ...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch How Health Trackers Could Reduce Sexual Infidelity
I wear a health tracking watch that monitors, minute-by-minute, my heart rate, calories burned, steps taken, and if I’m sleeping. Anyone who had access to my data, like a spouse, could tell when...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch Aviate Reveals A Smartphone Interface That Adapts To You & Your Surroundings
Given the challenges faced by Facebook Home, an Android homescreen replacement app which makes interacting with the social network easier for mobile users, it's wise to be cautious about the chances f...
06:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch Goodbye Mr Silva - Now It's Time To Test Tech City Yourself
It was December 2009 and I was headed to a Christmas party at Number 10 Downing Street. This wasn't exactly a regular diary date for me. Two years in to working for TechCrunch out of London and it had...
06:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch Goodbye Mr Silva - A Brief History Of East London's Tech City'
It was December 2009 and I was headed to a Christmas party at Number 10 Downing Street. This wasn't exactly a regular diary date for me. Two years in to working for TechCrunch out of London and it had...
04:28 pm GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch Google Glass Could Soon Get Device Locking, Music Player And Boutique' App Store, Firmware Reveals
Google Glass is still a pre-release product that's fairly rough around the edges, compared to a lot of shipping consumer hardware, but new clues (via Slashgear) from the latest firmware update suggest...
02:52 pm GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch Google Ordered To Amend Its Unified Privacy Policy In Europe By September
Google's unified privacy policy continues to draw the attention and ire of data protection watchdogs in Europe. In the latest development, the U.K.'s ICO has confirmed it has written to Mountain View ...
01:42 pm GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch HTC Suffers Another Bad Quarter, With Profits Down 83% In Its Q2
HTC has just put out unaudited results for its Q2, with profits down 83% on last year. The Taiwanese phone maker, which is battling for oxygen in the fiercely competitive Android OEM smartphone space ...
01:40 pm GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch Solve Media Lands $6M From New Atlantic, First Round, AOL And Others For Its Fast-Growing CAPTCHA Advertising Platform
You know those “CAPTCHAs” you run into from time to time during your Web surfing sessions and Internet escapades? Well, a startup named Solve Media has developed a way to upgrade and monet...
12:22 pm GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch Oliver Samwer, Marco Boerries And Sonali De Rycker Join TechCrunch Disrupt Europe
We're delighted today to announce the first round of speakers for the first-ever TechCrunch Disrupt Europe conference, to be held in Berlin this October. Disrupt Europe will feature an outstanding sla...
10:02 am GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch Jordanian Startup Dakwak's Translation And Localization Platform Helps Web Sites Go Global
Jordan might not seem like the most obvious place for a tech hub, but the country is leading the Middle East's growing startup industry. 500 Startups' current class features two Jordanian companies, i...
06:00 am GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch STABiLGO Kickstarter Hopes To Take Its Action Sport Video Stabilizer To Market
Watching GoPro footage makes it clear that there is basically nothing cooler than first-person action sport shots. And for those who are spending the day at the skate park, one Kickstarter project is ...
05:00 am GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
We first caught wind of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active back in May, before it had been announced. Ruggedized smartphones aren't always so tantalizing, but seeing that the Galaxy S4 Active is a variant o...
03:58 am GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith On The Utah Tech Scene, Taking His Company Global, And More [TCTV]
Qualtrics, the enterprise data collection and analysis software company, has become an established anchor of the tech scene in its native Utah since it was founded more than a decade ago. But the comp...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch Help Me Help Uses Crowdsourcing To Make Disaster Response More Efficient
Help Me Help wants to make it easier for emergency responders to get a full picture of a situation after a disaster happens. The service combines crowdsourcing, a smartphone app and web service that a...
01:47 am GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch Roamz Hits The Deadpool, But The Team Stays Together With A New Focus
After a series of rapid fire pivots, Roamz, one of many services launched during the location-centric app explosion to try and help you find things to do nearby, has shut down.To date, the team had ra...
01:04 am GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch America's Robot Heart, Half Broken
You’d think we’d have given up. Signs of the technology police state whip gale force at our flag. Our social tools serve to serve us tragedy while our legislative bodies do their best to s...
12:48 am GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia's New Flagship (The Lumia 909?) Spotted In Leaked Images Ahead Of July 11 Event
For many of us today the 4th of July signifies a day of patriotism, fireworks, and grilled meats, but it also means that there are only seven days left until Nokia opens the doors to a New York press ...
12:13 am GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch A Very Celebratory Giveaway: A Pebble Smartwatch And A Free Ticket To Disrupt SF
Happy Fourth of July to everyone who is celebrating today! We hope you are enjoying the sunshine, family and friends, booze, fireworks, hot dogs -- whatever you're into. To help commemorate the holida...
12:10 am GMT - Fri, July 5, 2013
Techcrunch Feeling Nostalgic? Shoebox Lets You Scan Old Photos With Your Phone, Update Your Ancestry.com Family Tree
Shoebox, the mobile photo archiving app Ancestry.com acquired from San Francisco-based 1000memories last fall, has now gone live at its new home. The updated version of the app, Shoebox 3.0, still all...
10:19 pm GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch Dell Looks To Smartwatches And Wearable Tech, But That's Just Another Boat To Miss
Dell is reportedly investing in wearable tech, with an eye to developing smartwatch devices, according to a report from The Guardian. Dell itself is saying that it's looking closely at the wearable te...
10:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch Personal Q&A Site Ask.fm Is Growing At A Clip Amid Media Backlash Over Safety Of Its Young Users
Ask.fm, the Latvian startup that's been left carrying the personal Q&A torch after its inspiration, Formspring, pivoted to pastures new, is continuing to grow at an absolute clip. It's now at 65 m...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch Independence Day Was The Most Superlative Of All Days For Instagram And Vine
The Fourth of July was another record-shattering day for Instagram and Vine, as users shared millions of hours of video.As Americans fired up their barbeques and enjoyed the holiday, millions were fac...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch The Declaration Of Independence, 2013
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separat...
08:47 pm GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch NSA Spying Risks Undermining Trust In U.S. Cloud Computing Businesses, Warns Kroes
The NSA Prism spying scandal risks undermining trust in U.S. cloud computing businesses, the EC's vice-president, Neelie Kroes, has warned in a speech today. Kroes also reiterated calls for "clarity a...
08:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch France Has A PRISM-Like Program With Millions Of Trillions Of Metadata Elements
Sacrebleu! The NSA isn't the only security agency to collect data. In fact, France's PRISM-like program is going very strong with millions of trillions of metadata elements stored in a Parisian baseme...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch AngelList Now Has More Than 100K Startup Profiles, Makes More Than 500 Intros Between Startups And Investors A Week
AngelList has quickly emerged as an indispensable resource for connecting entrepreneurs with investors. Started as an email newsletter, the website now has more than 18,000 accredited investors, inclu...
07:44 pm GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch CommonFloor Raises $7.5M From Tiger Global, Accel To Be India's Zillow
CommonFloor, a real estate search engine and listings site in India, has raised $7.5 million in funding from existing investors, Tiger Global Management and Accel India.CommonFloor is similar to Zillo...
06:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch Valta Turns To Kickstarter To Fund Home Gadget Energy Management Platform
Toronto-based startup Valta is looking for Kickstarter funding to help it bring its remote energy management system to life, in order to put complete control over power usage by devices in any home in...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch Android Master Key' Security Hole Puts 99% Of Devices At Risk Of Exploitation
Mobile security startup Bluebox Security has unearthed a vulnerability in Android's security model which it says means that the nearly 900 million Android phones released in the past four years could ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Exploring Earbud Tech That Can Compensate For Specific Fit In Each User's Ear
The USPTO is big on Apple patents this morning, with a new application published around earbud technology. Apple's own earbud designs have been mostly underwhelming, even if the last change for the st...
03:32 pm GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch SnapKeys Adds A Second Software Keyboard To Its Qwerty-Attacking Arsenal
After last month's full launch of its Si Evolution Qwerty alternative, invisible keyboard maker SnapKeys is launching a second keyboard later today -- called Si Revolution -- which pushes the typing d...
03:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Seeks Patent For Waze-Style Crowdsourced Navigation That Could Boost iOS Maps
The US Patent Office has just published a new patent application by Apple that integrates crowdsourced traffic data for real-time information about road conditions, similar to what Waze does. Waze, wh...
01:42 pm GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch Malaysian Taxi App TaxiMonger Expands Coverage Outside Kuala Lumpur To Deal With Ongoing Rivalry
Malaysian taxi booking app TaxiMonger has just expanded its service outside the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, to cover Johor Bahru (the state sharing the border with Singapore). Additionally, it will ...
01:06 pm GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch Asia's Startups Are Hindered By Confusing And Outdated Laws, Says The Economist Intelligence Unit
Asia boosts almost half of the world's two billion Internet users, rapidly growing digital infrastructure and strong mobile penetration. So what's keeping the continent's startup industries from produ...
11:42 am GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch eBay Buys 2dehands.be And 2ememain.be In Belgium, Consolidates Classifieds Power In Europe
It may be a holiday in the U.S. but eBay never sleeps. Today, the American e-commerce giant announced that it is buying 2dehands.be and 2ememain.be, the two biggest online classified sites in Belgium ...
11:04 am GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Balkans Steams Through Belgrade And Zagreb, Ljubljana Is Next
We have one more stop on the long road from Sofia to Ljubljana and each city has been better than the last. In Belgrade we met some exciting startups including the winner, Pubsonic, the winner that ni...
05:28 am GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch Consolidation Heats Up In Subscription Economy, As Quarterly Buys Celeb-Endorsed Rival 12Society
Today, TechCrunch has learned that Quarterly.co, a subscription giftbox service that features monthly instalments curated by respected entrepreneurs, designers and organizations is buying 12Society, a...
03:53 am GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch Here Come The Bespoke Apps: Dolo Is Just For Finding Friends In SF's Dolores Park
Apps don't have to be for everyone. Development tools, reduced costs, and the trend of nailing a single use case are spawning a generation of homespun applications. The latest is Dolo. Useful for find...
02:49 am GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch BeachMint Founder, President, And Investor Rebuke Report About The Startup's Implosion
This morning, PandoDaily reported that Los Angeles-based eCommerce startup, BeachMint, had finally tanked after a long, “slow unraveling.” The problem, however, is that this doesn’t ...
02:04 am GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch New Zynga CEO Mattrick's Package Is Worth About $50M In Stock, Options & Salary
New Zynga CEO Don Mattrick, who just left Microsoft to fix the ailing social gaming company, is getting incentivized heavily with stock for his new gig.He starts with a sign-on bonus of $5 million, a ...
01:53 am GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch New Twitter Tool Translates The Last Desperate Tweets Of Egypt's Fallen President
Avid Twitter followers saw the short reign of Egypt's Mohammed Morsi crumble in real time this afternoon, as the army overthrew the mostly tyrannical ruler. Twitter began auto-translating Morsi, who i...
01:19 am GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch Source: Xobni Was Acquired For More Than $60 Million
Xobni was acquired by Yahoo today, the company officially announced on its blog. Initial reports said the company was acquired for upwards of $30 million but TechCrunch has learned that total conside...
01:19 am GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch Xobni Was Acquired For More Than $60 Million
Xobni was acquired by Yahoo today, the company officially announced on its blog. Initial reports said the company was acquired for upwards of $30 million but TechCrunch has learned that total conside...
12:45 am GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch Cambridge Audio's Minx Go Couples Crazy Battery Life With Great, Portable Sound
A little while ago, I reviewed the Cambridge Minx Air 200 and found it a solid new performer in the UK-based company's new lineup of wireless speakers. Today, I'm looking at the Cambridge Audio Minx G...
12:18 am GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch New Moto X Details Point To Customizable Cosmetics, Not Components
An ABC News report is dashing the hopes and dreams of Android fans everywhere. According to Joanna Stern, a version of the Motorola X will be available with custom casings and wallpapers, not customiz...
12:15 am GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Acquires Xobni
Yahoo has just announced that they've acquired Xobni, the startup that tries to make your inbox and contacts list less terrible by focusing on the people you communicate with most....
12:01 am GMT - Thu, July 4, 2013
Techcrunch Video Editor Givit Beefs Up Social Experience With iPad App Update
The video editing app Givit is releasing an update to their iPad app today, an effort to bolster the social, video watching side of the platform. The app updates include an expanded screen view, hasht...
11:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch 4chan Launches Self-Serve Ads To Stay Lean And Let Users Pay To Troll Each Other
"MODS = FAGS" is a pretty offensive suggestion for your ad copy, but that's what 4chan is suggesting as a way to show that its new self-serve advertising tool is staying true to its lawless image foru...
11:43 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Vine Fights Instagram With Biggest App Update Yet
Vine, Twitter's six-second looping video-sharing app, has just launched some new features to the app, including a redesigned camera, categories for various vine genres, and the ability to revine peopl...
11:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Health App Maker Azumio Launches Argus, A Comprehensive Food And Activity Tracker
Azumio, the maker of health apps like Fitness Buddy and Instant Heart Rate, has another one up its sleeve. The Palo Alto-based startup, which is backed by Founders Fund, Accel and Felicis, is out with...
11:24 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Founder Stories: Swell's Ram Ramkumar On Transitioning From CTO To CEO
For today's Founder Stories, I met with Ram Ramkumar, co-founder and new CEO of Concept.io, which last week launched Swell, an adaptive mobile app that streams audio news content. Ram explains how, as...
11:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Pave, The Crowdfunding Platform For Investing In People, Launches Option For Those Who Just Want To Pay It Forward
Pave launched to allow investors to put their money not into startups or companies or ideas, but into people. In return, those who put money in to help would receive a small share of their future inco...
11:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch TSA's New Instagram Account Highlights The Crazy Things People Try To Sneak On Planes
Seemingly tired of being chewed out by every third traveler to step through their scanners, the TSA is trying something new to connect with the people: Instagram.Over the last few days, the TSA has be...
10:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Location Tracking App Glympse Links With Evernote To Let Users Archive Their Trails
Glympse, the navigation tracking app that has made inroads into location-based services by inking deals with the likes of Ford, Mercedes Benz and BMW to integrate its app into their in-car systems, is...
10:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Doug Engelbart, Father Of The Mouse, Passes Away At 88
Doug Engelbart, an American inventor best known for creating the early computer mouse, passed away last night due to kidney failure. He was 88 years old.Engelbart pioneered many early Silicon Valley t...
10:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Doug Engelbart, Father Of The Mouse And American Inventor, Passes Away At 88
Doug Engelbart, an American inventor best known for creating the early computer mouse, passed away last night due to kidney failure. He was 88 years old.Engelbart pioneered many early Silicon Valley t...
10:21 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Lyft Takes On SoCal: Launches In San Diego, Plans Community Meeting In LA
On-demand ride-sharing startup Lyft is looking to make more of an impact in Southern California, with a launch in San Diego and increased community efforts in Los Angeles. That'll open a new market fo...
10:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch WordPress.org, Reddit, Mozilla & Others Will Participate In Anti-NSA Web Protests On July 4th
A number of high-profile websites will be taking part in an online protest tomorrow against the National Security Agency (NSA)'s surveillance of online activity and phone calls. The protest is organiz...
10:06 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch To-Do App 24me Adds In-App Gifting To Let You Send Your Friends Real World Stuff
Israel-based startup 24me isn't your typical to-do list app, since it's designed to not only help you make a list of stuff that needs doing, but to actually help get that stuff done. The startup has p...
09:57 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Study: LinkedIn Positioned To Become First Global Economic Graph, Business Platform On Par With Google And Facebook
LinkedIn is positioned to become the first global economic graph with the ability to mine the transactions of an emerging data economy. That’s the conclusion of a study by faberNovel, a Paris-ba...
09:55 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch How A New Free Online Computer Science Course Could Bring College Prep To Everyone
The CrunchGov Essential is a scannable roundup of technology’s influence on the day’s big issues. Below a feature post, we present the most thoughtful, outrageous, and inspiring stories to...
09:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Will Soon Start Showing Targeted Ads Based On User Accounts
Another step ahead for Twitter in its bid to step up the pace with advertising on its platform: today the company announced that it would soon start "experimenting" with ways of making ads more "usefu...
09:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Will Soon Start Showing Targeted Ads Based On User Account Information, Browsing History
Another step ahead for Twitter in its bid to step up the pace with advertising on its platform: today the company announced that it would soon start "experimenting" with ways of making ads more "usefu...
08:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Viber Is Testing New Revenue Models, Value-Add Features By Integrating With Traditional Telephony
Viber has just confirmed to TechCrunch that it is running an extremely limited test that would allow Viber to act as a "call terminator" — which refers to the carrier that offers the last (and m...
08:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Pew: Reddit Used By 6% Of U.S. Online Adults, Putting It On Par With Tumblr, But Far Behind Facebook
In a post explaining why he thinks Google shuttered Google Reader, Marco Arment calls Google, Facebook, and Twitter "by far the three most important web players today" when it comes to how we discover...
08:13 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Streaming Entertainment Startup Boxee Acquired By Samsung For Around $30M
Israeli and NYC-based streaming media and entertainment startup Boxee has been acquired by South Korean electronics giant Samsung, we've been told by reliable sources. The Tel Aviv-based startup launc...
07:46 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile App Postagram Now Lets You Send Photo Postcards For Free, Sponsored By Brands
Postagram, the mobile app fromSincerelythat turns your photos into postcards you can mail from your phone, just received its first big update in over a year, with the most notable change being the add...
07:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Travel App WorldMate Now Makes Checking In To Flights A Snap
If you are a frequent flyer, you have probable developed some kind of strategy to make checking in to your flights while on the go somewhat bearable, but mobile travel app Worldmate now makes it a sna...
06:46 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch MYO Armband Control Device Launches Its Developer Program
Thalmic Labs today announced the launch of its MYO armband developer program. Interested developers can apply to become part of the program through the new developer portal, which includes an applicat...
06:23 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Engrade Lands $5M From Javelin, Samsung And Others To Help Schools Unify Learning Data, Systems In One Platform
Back in 2003, annoyed with his high school's loyalty to paper and the inability to view his grades online as a result, Bri Holt decided to build his own online gradebook that any student or teacher co...
06:11 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch The Practical Meter Speeds Up Charging Your Smartphone Over USB
The Practical Meter plugs into the USB socket you intend to use to charge your phone and has built-in indicator lights to show how fast the charging connection is. The problem its creators are attacki...
06:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix Follows Amazon With Expanded PBS Deal Of Its Own, Including A Couple Exclusives
Where go the kids, so go their parents' dollars...at least in the video streaming battle between Netflix and Amazon, that is. Following Amazon's announcement last week that it had expanded its PBS dea...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Cloud-Based TV Operator Magine Raises $19M Series A Round To Fuel International Expansion
Magine, the Swedish cloud-based cable operator, today announced that it has closed a $19 million Series A round led be a group of Swedish and international investors. The company didn’t disclose...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Appysnap Returns To Take Second Bite At Photo-Sharing Fuelled Social Mobile Gaming
Appysnap is taking a second bite at the social gaming cherry. The first version of the photo-snapping challenge-based game for iOS launched back in 2011 before its creators decided to shutter it, havi...
03:50 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Indie Gaming Hit Limbo Brings Its Macabre Black And White Charm To iOS
For Americans, the long weekend looms, so it's great timing for the release of Limbo, the indie gaming title from Danish developer Playdead, on Apple's iOS mobile platform. The game is out now, and is...
03:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Data Use To Grow 300% Globally By 2017 Led By Video, Web Traffic, Says Strategy Analytics
With smartphones and tablets replacing PCs as the the default computing device for many consumers, so, too, is data traffic shifting from fixed to wireless networks. The analysts at Strategy Analytics...
03:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Data Traffic To Grow 300% Globally By 2017 Led By Video, Web Use, Says Strategy Analytics
With smartphones and tablets replacing PCs as the the default computing device for many consumers, so, too, is data traffic shifting from fixed to wireless networks. The analysts at Strategy Analytics...
02:55 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Bubble Motion Rebrands As Bubbly, Retires Old Voice Messaging For Good
“Voice Twitter” app, Bubble Motion, has just rebranded itself as Bubbly, and revamped its interface as it enters version 3.0 of its mobile app. The Bubbly app has been around for two years...
02:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Braintree Hits $10B In Annual Payments Processed As It Adds Swedish Game Developer Mojang To Its Client Roster
Mojang, the Swedish game developer behind Minecraft, Scrolls and Cobalt, has joined the list of tech companies that use Braintree as a mobile or online payment platform. Braintree also announced that ...
01:39 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Fliike Is An Internet Of Things-Styled Facebook Like' Counter For Local Businesses
A Facebook phone isn't cool, you know what's cool? An Internet of Things-styled 'Like' counter for local businesses who want to proudly display their Facebook page metrics. Admittedly, it doesn't quit...
01:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch The TechCrunch Warsaw Meetup Is Go
After a week of boozing and schmoozing in the Balkans, we’ve decided to add one additional date to the CE itinerary: Warsaw on July 11. You can RSVP here and it will be held at Open Reaktor on B...
07:29 am GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch YouTube Confirms Renewed VEVO Deal, Takes Stake In Company
YouTube confirmed that it has renewed its deal with music video distributor VEVO. Not only does the deal allow YouTube to keep VEVO's video on its site, but it also requires Google to invest in VEVO. ...
03:03 am GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Another Video Ad Network Plans To Go Public, As YuMe Files For $65 Million IPO
This was supposed to be the year that all the big video ad networks would begin going public, and it looks like its starting to come true. Less than a week after Tremor Video listed on the NASDAQ, com...
02:59 am GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Hires Paul Deneve From CEO Spot At Luxury Fashion House Yves Saint Laurent To Work On Special Projects'
The fashion world was all abuzz this morning with the news that high-end fashion house Yves Saint Laurent was losing its CEO Paul Deneve. At that time, the announcement was that the San Francisco Bay ...
02:42 am GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch VCs Confident In Bitcoin's Bright Future, Despite So Many Unknowns
VC interest in Bitcoin is undoubtedly riding high right now. A few big names have even made some pretty big bets. But there's still plenty of confusion and uncertainty around the nascent digital curre...
02:40 am GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Brings Its Mobile Messaging Stickers To The Web
Facebook is rolling out the ability to send private messages with stickers -- cute, pre-made, sometimes animated images -- from its website. Facebook first launched stickers on iOS and Android in mid-...
02:40 am GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Brings Its Mobile Messaging Stickers To The Web As Their Designer Exits
Facebook is rolling out the ability to send private messages with stickers -- cute, pre-made, sometimes animated images -- from its website. Facebook launched stickers on mobile in mid-April, but now ...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch TC Cribs: Inside StumbleUpon HQ, Where The Web's Fearless Explorers Work And Play
Welcome back for a new episode of Cribs, the TechCrunch TV series that goes inside the offices of the tech industry's hottest companies to see what day-to-day life is like for the whiz kids who work t...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's Reported Time Warner Cable Deal Great For Extending Provider Reach, But Not For Real Change
Apple is said by Bloomberg to be working on a deal that would bring Time Warner Cable content to its Apple TV set-top streaming box, for subscribers to TWC's existing cable packages. Which is nice, fo...
01:56 am GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Bangstyle Seeks To Establish Itself As Go-To Image Platform For Hairstyling Industry
When Bangstyle, the image-based site devoted to hair styling, came onto the scene in 2011, it hoped to fill a hole in online platforms for professionals and styling enthusiasts. As the company release...
01:45 am GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch The Tiger and the Cicada
In the homes and organizations of the powerful one finds the totems of predators. The Bohemian Grove bows to the owl spirit of Moloch. Both the USA and the Nazis took the eagle. Warmongers are "hawkis...
01:44 am GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Google Maps Gets New And Updated 3D Imagery For 50 U.S. Cities
Google today announced one of its largest updates to Google Maps' 3D imagery since it launched last year. The service now covers a number of additional cities that weren't included in the previous rel...
01:43 am GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch An American Tech Company Is Advertising Its American-Built Smartphone On The Most American Holiday
Happy Independence Day, fellow Americans! It's time to go to the lake, eat some red meat, and, of course, buy a cell phone from a good ol' American company, Motorola and Google.Motorola is running a f...
01:16 am GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch iOS Winning More Mobile Ad Share In 2013, AT&T Losing Its iPhone Edge, Velti Reports
Apple's iOS mobile operating system is winning even more ground in mobile advertising market share, according to mobile ad firm Velti. The firm saw Apple's share grow from 59 percent overall to 64 per...
12:45 am GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch GoldieBlox, The Toy That Aims To Get Girls Hooked On Engineering, Is Coming To A Toys R' Us Near You
Move over, Barbie -- there's a new toy in town now. GoldieBlox, the San Francisco Bay Area startup that has created an engineering-focused toy aimed specifically at little girls, has inked its first n...
12:42 am GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Acquires Qwiki For Around $50 Million
In another display of their intent to buy the entire Internet, Yahoo has just acquired Qwiki, an iOS app that helps users create movies out of the photos and videos in their camera roll....
12:03 am GMT - Wed, July 3, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On The Cave: What Silicon Valley Can Learn From The 2012 Election
Who says that the Beltway always lags behind Silicon Valley? In The Center Holds: Obama and his Enemies, his best-selling book about Barack Obama's 2012 Presidential campaign, veteran political journa...
11:14 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Basno Raises $1M For Its Digital Badges Platform That Aims To Monetise Boasting
You've probably noticed how emoji and stickers have spread like a virus all over every messaging app under the sun. Well, New York-based startup Basno is hoping its digital badges platform can tap tha...
10:26 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch iOS 7 Shows Interest In Apple Pre-Release Software On The Rise, Per Onswipe
Apple's iOS 7 is growing quickly with more tablets and iPhones running the beta software than were running iOS 6 at the same time last year, according to new data released by mobile web optimizing com...
10:26 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Continues Its Mobile Transition With Expanded Search On iPhone & Android
Following LinkedIn's overhaul of its mobile applications in April, the company today rolled out another major upgrade for its service on mobile, which now allows users to do more than search for other...
09:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Splitmo's Poker Night TV Offers A Perfect Use Case For Apple TV As A Gaming Device
The Apple TV is already a game console, in case you didn't know, and a new app from independent developer and AirPlay-focused startup Splitmo shows why. The company has just released Poker Night TV, i...
09:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Mingyian Raises Half A Million From M. Night Shyamalan And Others To Connect Western Celebrities With Fans In China
Mingyian, a platform that connects Western celebrities to their fans in China, has raised $500,000 in seed funding from DominateFund, RRE Ventures, M. Night Shyamalan, Foley Ventures, and Eric Yao.Co-...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Lockerz's Pivot Continues As It Sells The AddToAny Link Sharing Tool Back To Its Founder
Lockerz, the social commerce and photo sharing network that has been busy working on a new fashion site called Ador, has taken one more step to streamline its operations: it is offloading social shari...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Lockerz's Pivot Continues As It Sells AddToAny, A Link Sharing Tool, Back To Its Founder
Lockerz, the social commerce and photo sharing network that has been busy working on a new fashion site called Ador, has taken one more step to streamline its operations: it is offloading social shari...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch TouristEye Adds Weekend Getaway Recommendations To Its iPhone App
The problem with travel apps is that people generally don't travel that often. That means that they will open the app just a couple of times a year, when they actually travel. But what about all the r...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch TechMedia Network Buys Bestofmedia Group And Steps Up Content-Commerce Integration
TechMedia Network, the digital tech and science publisher, announced yesterday that it has acquired Bestofmedia Group for an undisclosed sum, adding three new tech publications to its roster. The acqu...
08:40 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Spotify Takes On iTunes Radio With Launch Of Discover For iPhone
Spotify's "Discover" feature, a news feed offering recommendations, songs and playlists based on your current listening habits, has today made its way to the iPhone through an update to the Spotify iO...
08:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Brings Its Bing Ads To Windows 8.1 Smart Search
One of the highlights of Windows 8.1 is the new "smart search" feature, which pulls together results from Bing's search engine, Wikipedia, documents on your desktop and from apps that allow Windows 8....
08:34 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Regulation Means The Bitcoin Gold Rush Will Not Happen In The US, Say Experts
Europe is better positioned as a better place to create Bitcoin-based startups than the US. That was the message coming out of Bitcoin London toay, the first major conference in London to cover startu...
08:25 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Snowden Running Out Of Options For Asylum
Whistleblower Edward Snowden is quickly running out of options to evade U.S. capture, as nearly a dozen countries have rejected his request for Asylum. Snowden, who is holed up in Moscow’s airpo...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Crowdfunded Men's Denim Startup Gustin Now Does Button-Down Shirts, Too
San Francisco-based men's denim startup Gustin changed the way dudes buy jeans, by creating a fully crowdfunded model for determining which jeans it makes. That cuts out a lot of costs, making high-qu...
07:54 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Review: Ploom ModelTwo E-Cig Vaporizer
The first, and possibly most important thing, for you to understand about the Ploom ModelTwo is that, unlike big brother Pax, the ModelTwo does not (I repeat, does not) play nice with anything but Plo...
07:34 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Pebble Smartwatch Is Coming To Best Buy July 7 For $149.95
Pebble is selling its smartwatch via Best buy stores soon, with the device going on sale at the major U.S.-based electronics retailer on July 7 for $149.95. The e-ink display for the Pebble and Blueto...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Balkans Is Off To A Roaring Start
Last night in Sofia, Bulgaria was a blast. It was TechCrunch's first Balkans mini-meetup and we had six great startups pitch to win a spot in Disrupt Berlin's startup alley. Last night Farmhopping too...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Tech-Powered Financial Planning Platform SigFig Gets $15M In Series B Funding
SigFig, the startup that operates a web platform for tracking and analyzing your personal financial investments, has secured $15 million in a new funding round.The funding, which serves as SigFig's Se...
06:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Flipboard Loses Users' Google Reader Feeds, After Promising Worry-Free Transition
Flipboard users counting on the social magazine to retain their Google Reader subscriptions after the service's shutdown last night are waking up today to a bit of disappointment. Though Flipboard had...
06:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Flipboard Users' Google Reader Feeds Missing, Transition Taking Longer Than Expected [Update]
Flipboard users counting on the social magazine to retain their Google Reader subscriptions after the service's shutdown last night are waking up today to a bit of disappointment. Though Flipboard had...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Canon's New 70D DSLR Beefs Up Autofocus, Could Be An Indie Filmmaker's Dream Camera
Canon has just revealed its long-awaited 70D DSLR, the successor to the 60D. The 70D fits above the Rebel line in terms of price and specs in Canon's interchangeable lens camera catalogue, and this ne...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch TechStars London Unveils First Cohort, Applications Increased 4x Post-Springboard Merger
It's just under five months since the announcement of TechStars London, the UK outpost of Boulder, U.S.-based uber-accelerator TechStars after it merged with Jon Bradfords Springboard. Today TechStars...
04:50 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Want To Get Bitcoins? This ATM Will Turn Your Banknotes Into Bitcoins
Converting the cash in your wallet to Bitcoin is one of the biggest hurdles to getting some skin in the digital crypto currency game. Time was when you had to meet a scruffily-dressed Bitcoin owner in...
04:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Foursquare Tunes Into International Growth, Inks Live Music Check-In Deal With Deezer To Promote Paid Subs
As Foursquare focuses on the question of growing revenue, it has been slowly turning its game-style mobile check-in app into a platform to support location-based advertising and marketing. That strate...
03:36 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch New Apple Patent Could Finally Take Gadgets Like An iWatch Beyond The Bezel
Apple has just been granted a new patent (via AppleInsider) for unique bezel technology that could not only add touch controls to a bezel on a small device screen (like one for an iWatch), but that wo...
03:25 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Opera's Chromium-Based Desktop Browser Exits Beta, But Still Lacks Major Features
After a month of testing, Opera's radically new browser exits beta stage and is now available to download on Opera.com. Now based on the Chromium project, Opera 15 shares a lot of similarities with Go...
03:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Outerwall (Formerly Coinstar) Buys ecoATM For $350M In Cash To Expand Into Device Recycling Kiosks
A few big changes underway in the automated retail space: Coinstar, the operator of coin-counting kiosks that has now rebranded as Outerwall, is acquiring ecoATM for $350 million in cash. EcoATM opera...
02:39 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Third Pivot Lucky? Housebites Launches Its Recipe Kit Service With An Explosion Of Flavor
After shuttering its platform that enabled independent chefs to sell home-cooked meals as an alternative to a traditional take-out, the UK startup is rebooting for a third time today with its own twis...
12:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Packed With Real-Time Data, Fantasy Trading Site Wall Street Magnate Demystifies The Stock Market
Wall Street Magnate is a new site that opens the market to stock trading newbies. The fantasy trading community launched last month and is packed with real-time updates and data from all major U.S. st...
11:22 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Gartner: IT Spend Will Hit $3.7T In 2013; PC Declines Drag On Growth
IT spend globally -- from devices through to data center investments and the services that run on them -- it set to reach $3.7 trillion in 2013, but that represents shrinking growth of only 2% on 2012...
11:22 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Gartner: IT Spend Will Hit $3.7 Trillion In 2013; PC Declines Drag On Growth
IT spend globally -- from devices through to data center investments and the services that run on them -- it set to reach $3.7 trillion in 2013, but that represents shrinking growth of only 2% on 2012...
08:15 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Pixate Raises $3.8M Series A From Accel Partners To Bring CSS Styling To Android And Mac App Development
Pixate has closed a $3.8 million Series A round from venture capital firm Accel Partners. The Palo Alto-based plans to expand its engineering and support teams in order to build Android and Mac versio...
08:14 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Ex-Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Releases Hokey Rock Album To Soundtrack Your Pivot (Review)
If you're a tech exec who finds Nickelback a bit too edgy, Groupon's former CEO Andrew Mason has just released an album for you. Now available on iTunes and Spotify, "Hardly Workin'" is 80's alternati...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch We Were The (1000Plus). Goodbye, Google Reader
"We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites.While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declin...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga Missed The Pivot To Mobile, So Can A Veteran Console Exec Revive It?
Although shares jumped by 10.4 percent today on news that Microsoft’s Don Mattrick is taking over Zynga as CEO, the most important audience the company needs to address for a real, long-term tur...
06:06 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Is Experimenting With Becoming A Mobile Games Publisher
Facebook is doing tests in what could finally bring it direct revenue from the mobile gaming ecosystem beyond advertising. The company is working with a handful of small mobile game developers to do p...
05:08 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Can Pincus Still Make Zynga An Internet Treasure?
"An Internet Treasure is something that consumers can't remember what life was like before they had it," Mark Pincus told Y Combinator's Startup School in 2009. Then, Zynga had hit titles and cash flo...
02:55 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch GLASSTESLA Lets Google Glass Owners Control Their Teslas Like Futuristic Robo-Wizards Might
Do you have Google Glass? Do you also have a Tesla?Yes? Seriously? Who the hell are you, Batman?Anyway there's now an application that lets you bring these two extravagant toys together, allowing you...
02:55 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch GLASSTESLA Lets Google Glass Owners Control Their Teslas Like Rich-Ass Robo-Wizards
Do you have Google Glass? Do you also have a Tesla?Yes? Seriously? Who the hell are you, Batman?Anyway there's now an application that lets you bring these two extravagant toys together, allowing you...
02:55 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch New App Lets Google Glass Owners Control Their Teslas Like Rich-Ass Robo-Wizards
Do you have Google Glass? Do you also have a Tesla?Yes? Seriously? Who the hell are you, Batman?Anyway there's now an application that lets you bring these two extravagant toys together, allowing you...
02:43 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Cameron And Tyler Winklevoss File For $20 Million IPO Of Their Bitcoin Trust'
Buckle up, people: We might be closer than ever to our first official Bitcoin IPO.It was just a couple months back that it emerged that Winklevoss Capital, the investment firm/family trust founded by ...
02:08 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Acquires Bignoggins, A One-Man Fantasy Sports App Maker
Oh, you thought Yahoo was done with the whole acquire-everything-in-sight bit? Nope!Yahoo has announced that they've acquired Bignoggins Productions, a one-man iPhone development shop which had previo...
01:35 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Snapchat's Spiegel Admits Brown "Came Up With The Idea For Disappearing Picture Messages" In New Court Documents
If a picture is worth a thousand words, and a disappearing picture is worth $800 million, whats an idea worth?Reggie Brown filed a motion on Thursday in a California court to disqualify Evan Spiegel, ...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Greylock Adds Former Quora, Facebook And Twitter Alum Andy Johns As Growth Strategist In Residence'
How to get customers for your product is a huge area of interest these days as we see the rise of the "growth hacker." Venture capital firm Greylock Partners is making an interesting move today relati...
01:27 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Snapchat Founders Face New Twist In Legal Battle As Alleged Co-Founder Files To Disqualify Their Lawyers
Reggie Brown claims to have co-founded Snapchat, and in the latest twist to his suit against the company, he's trying to disqualify its high-profile law firm.Brown filed motions in a Los Angeles court...
12:37 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Shervin Pishevar And Scott Stanford's New Startup Studio Sherpa Is Raising $150 Million For New Fund
As reported earlier this year, Menlo Ventures partner Shervin Pishevar and Goldman Sachs managing director Scott Stanford left their day jobs to build a new, company building venture and VC fund calle...
12:35 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Win A Ticket To DBX, Dropbox's First Developer's Conference
On July 9th, Drobox kicks off its first developer's conference. Tickets are no longer available for the invite-only one-day-event, but we have ten tickets to give away. Dropbox told us that the three ...
12:15 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch New Update Lets Google Glass View Websites And Listen To More Voice Commands
And Google Glass’ slow march toward market readiness continues. The development team shared a few details about an upcoming update on the official Glass Google+ page, and it finally unlocks some...
12:14 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga Officially Names Microsoft's Don Mattrick As CEO, Pincus Stays On As CPO And Board Chairman
In an email to all employees, Zynga just announced that veteran executive Don Mattrick will be the gaming giant’s new CEO, and former CEO and co-founder Mark Pincus will now be its Chief Product...
12:07 am GMT - Tue, July 2, 2013
Techcrunch GOP Maj. Leader Eric Cantor On NSA And Investing In Small Government Technology
The House Republican Majority Leader and Congressman with the most charming southern drawl,Eric Cantor,sat down with me at The Atlantic's Aspen Ideas Festival for an interview on the National Security...
11:34 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Resolute.VC's Mike Hirshland
This week on TechCrunch TV's Ask A VC show Resolute.VC founder and investor Mike Hirshland is in the studio. As you may remember, you can submit questions for our guests either in the comments or here...
11:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Bebo's Founder Michael Birch Says He's Bought Back The Social Network For $1M, Plans To Reinvent' It
Another turn in the twisted life of social network Bebo, which has unfortunately gone in the direction of a downward spiral for much of the last couple of years: the site appears to have been bought b...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Form 1 3D Printer
Early leader in the 3D printing space Makerbot may have just been acquired for $400 million, but we still can't forget about the Form 1 3D printer out of FormLabs. It started as a Kickstarter project,...
10:26 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Even At $90 Firefox OS Phones Have To Get Apps Right To Battle Budget Android
The first phone running Mozilla's Firefox OS phone goes on sale tomorrow in Spain. Mozilla'snascent open web HTML 5 mobile platform has garnered considerable carrier support already, months ahead of a...
10:21 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Origami Labs Acquires FamilyLeaf, A Competing Private Social Network For Families
Origami, the Y Combinator-backed social network for families which just launched to the public this month, has acquired competing serviceFamilyLeaf, another YC company. Financial terms of the deal are...
10:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Zoho Launches Mobile-Ready Survey Tool To Extend Online Business Platform
Zoho has released a new survey tool that allows customers to conduct surveys in customer satisfaction, education, human resources, marketing, marketing research and other areas usingcustom or pre-buil...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Trinity Ventures Promotes SaaS And Big Data Specialist Karan Mehandru To General Partner
Over the years, Trinity Ventures has made multiple investments in enterprise startups, with a bit of a focus on SaaS, big data, and cloud computing. With that in mind, it's promoting Karan Mehandru, a...
09:39 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Outbox, The Startup That Digitizes Your Postal Mail, Raises $5 Million Series A
Outbox, the startup that digitizesyour postal mail then puts it online for access via web, iPhone, Android or iPad, has raised $5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by previous investor Fl...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Storify Adds More Tools For Brands (And Others) With New Collaboration And Export Features
Social media curation startup Storify is unveiling a couple of new features that should be particularly useful for the brands that make up a growing part of its user base.The biggest change is probabl...
08:54 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Steve Case's Revolution Ventures Raising $150M For New Early-Stage VC Fund
Revolution Ventures, the early-stage, technology-focused venture capital arm of Revolution LLC, the investment firm headed up by AOL founder Steve Case, is looking to raise $150 million for its second...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch WeHostels Brings Its Mobile App For Booking Hostels To Android
WeHostels launched its first mobile app last September, allowing users to find low-cost accommodations nearly anywhere in the world from their iPhones. Now the company is expanding its portfolio of mo...
07:59 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Surprise! European Startups, We're Extending The Deadline For The Disrupt Battlefield To July 31
Happy mid-summer Monday! To counterbalance the sudden burst of warmth that's (finally) hitting Europe and is probably making all of you a little less focused on work, we are throwing all you European ...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Hands-On With CE Week's Hottest Wearable Tech
Wearable technology is all the rage right now, and I'm not just talking about Google Glass or Apple's forthcoming iWatch. Companies large and small are getting in on the trend, and that was made all t...
07:04 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Don't Forget To Export Your Google Reader Data Today
After withering in the dry heat for the last four months, Google Reader will quietly disappear into the horizon later today. It's a sad day, but the sun will rise tomorrow, and the Internet will keep ...
06:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Widens The Circle For GameCircle, Expands To All Android Devices
Amazons GameCircle, the company's answer to Apple's Game Center, is today receiving a major upgrade, which includes the expansion of GameCircle to all Android devices. The service, which at launch had...
05:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch 180M Downloads Later, iHeartRadio Migrates To Windows Phone 8
After topping 180 million downloads, the iHeartRadio app is finally migrating over to the Windows Phone 8 platform. Starting today, iHeartRadio enthusiasts toting a WP8-powered handset will have acces...
05:46 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch To Drive More Clicks, Twitter Is Testing A Feature That Reveals Where Popular Tweets Have Appeared
A little over a year ago, Twitter kicked off an initiative to experiment with different ways of making tweets more interactive -- a strategy that has brought us Twitter cards with previews, and shortc...
05:46 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch To Drive More Clicks, Twitter Is Testing A Popular Tweets History Feature [Update: It's Gone]
A little over a year ago, Twitter kicked off an initiative to experiment with different ways of making tweets more interactive -- a strategy that has brought us Twitter cards with previews, and shortc...
05:46 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch To Drive More Clicks, Twitter Is Testing A Popular Tweets History Feature
A little over a year ago, Twitter kicked off an initiative to experiment with different ways of making tweets more interactive -- a strategy that has brought us Twitter cards with previews, and shortc...
05:36 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Trademarks iWatch Name In Japan - Keep Calm And Carry On
Let the speculation merry-go-round continue. According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple has trademarked the name iWatch -- again. This time Japan is the territory, while the trademark covering "product...
05:13 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Upworthy, Purveyor Of Videos With A Heart, Makes Plans To Monetize On Crazy Growth Rate
After a first year marked by explosive growth, the social video site Upworthy is now focusing its attention on turning that traction into revenue. They are piloting ideas right now, but don’t ex...
04:34 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Groupon Goes For The High End With Groupon Reserve For Fancy Meals, Hotels, And More
Groupon's built up a reputation for a soup-to-nuts approach to bargains for goods and services, with deals for usually-expensive meals pitted against offers for cheap leg waxes. Today, however, it is ...
04:05 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch IAC's CityGrid, Parent Of CitySearch And Urbanspoon, Lays Off Two-Thirds Of Staff, As Local Ad Push Bites
TechCrunch has learned that CityGrid Media, the parent of local ad-based listings portals CitySearch, Urbanspoon and Insider Pages, is laying off two-thirds of its staff, or around 130 people. IAC, wh...
02:34 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch First Firefox OS Smartphone Has Arrived: Telefonica Prices ZTE Open At $90 In Spain, Latin American Markets Coming Soon
Back in February at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow a plethora of carriers pledged their support for Mozilla’s HTML-5 open web mobile platform, Firefox OS,which is hoping to shake up the low...
02:32 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Investors Are Wont To Follow - Data From Seedrs Shows Equity-Based Crowdfunding Is No Different
In a blog post published today, Seedrs, the UK site that makes it easy to invest in early-stage startups, sheds some light on what it takes to reach the required tipping point to get funded through it...
01:19 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Delivery Hero Tops Up Series D With $30M As Its Global Take-Out Service Heads For Profit
While others in the online food delivery space stumble, Delivery Hero is helping itself to some fresh Series D funding today: the online take-out ordering service has announced $30 million in addition...
01:19 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Android, Led By Samsung, Continues To Storm The Smartphone Market, Pushing A Global 70% Market Share
Google is grappling with an ongoing antitrust case in Europe over its online search business, and if its rivals have anything to do with it, that might extend into Google's power in the mobile sphere,...
01:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch With $5M In Its Coffers, Game Publisher Pubgames Sets Its Sights On Southeast Asia
Taiwan-based Web and mobile game publisher Pubgame has raised a Series A round led by Shanghai-based venture capital firm The CID Group and super angel investor appWorks Ventures. Though Pubgames did ...
09:40 am GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Build A Company That Attracts The Next Steve Jobs
Editors note:DerekAndersenis the founder ofStartup Grind, a 45-city community in 20-countries, uniting the global startup world together through educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. On ...
06:28 am GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Will Apple Sideline Siri Before She Kills Google?
Editor's note:Dan Kaplanis a freelance Content Strategist and armchair futurist. He has worked in marketing for Asana, Twilio and Salesforce.In the wake of Apple's big iOS 7 reveal, there has been muc...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg Likes' SF LGBT Pride As Tech Companies Publicly Celebrate Equal Rights
Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook employees celebrated the San Francisco LGBT pride parade from a decorated trolley today, as tech companies across the country very visibly supported equal rights. Accordin...
03:58 am GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Looking For A Show? Preamp.fm Builds A Music Video Playlist Of Bands Playing Nearby
Oh, my. I think someone has actually done it.Someone has built a system that promises to help me find fun things to do near me that.. actually makes me want to do fun things near me. Like many a conce...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Paul Graham's Prescription For VCs: Move Fast, Take Less Equity
At the 500 Startups PreMoney Conference last week, Y Combinator's Paul Graham gave a presentation in which he suggested a new way for Series A investments to get done. Graham provided a few suggestion...
02:30 am GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Developers Are Lifting The Cloud, Not The Other Way Around
For all the attention this week about the cloud, it’s evident that it is pretty much a distraction when considering what is really happening. Developers are lifting the cloud, not the other way ...
02:30 am GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Developers Are Lifting The Cloud, Not The Other WayAround
For all the attention this week about the cloud, it'sevident that it is pretty much a distraction when considering whatis really happening. Developers are lifting the cloud, not theother way around. T...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch The Plasticky BlackBerry Q5 Is Not The Mid-Tier Hero Handset BB10 Needs To Save It
In some ways the Qwerty-packing Q5, with its throwback BlackBerry looks, is a far more important device for BlackBerry than its current flagship, the all-touch Z10. The mid-tier Q5 should be priced to...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: The Ludophile Mindset
Like the audiophile who spends serious money on her music, the ludophile spends aplenty on games and consoles. Both want perfection. The question for the games industry, however, is whether perfection...
12:26 am GMT - Mon, July 1, 2013
Techcrunch Why Facebook Needs Trending Links
Facebook is not working on an RSS product, we hear, but itstill has a huge and truly social opportunity in news discovery.Facebook could turn what links we share with friends into anautomatic Digg for...
10:40 pm GMT - Sun, June 30, 2013
Techcrunch Why Obama Was Never Going To Be A Civil Liberties Champion
Barack Obama was never going to be a champion of civil liberties; he leads a very old and quickly growing strain of the Democratic party that prioritizes the collective good over individual rights. Th...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 30, 2013
Techcrunch The Rise Of The Ephemeralnet
In the aftermath of the dot-com crash, a new era for the web began to take hold - a turning point whose seismic shift was hyped under the moniker "Web 2.0." The concept referred to the web becoming a ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 30, 2013
Techcrunch PandaWhale's Slow And Steady March To Relevance
There is an interesting shift occurring in consumer websites and apps where users perform micro-work that reshapes experiences. Classic examples of this are how Pinterest users are grabbing images fro...
08:47 pm GMT - Sun, June 30, 2013
Techcrunch EU Deeply Worried' Over Report That NSA Bugged Its Offices, Wants Clarification
The NSA/Prism controversy rumbles on. Today the European Parliament President Martin Schulz said there could be a severe impact on EU-US relations if the claims that the US had bugged EU offices in Am...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 30, 2013
Techcrunch Dejamor's Sexy Tales Let You Have Choose Your Own Adventure Phone Sex
Observe, ladies and gentlemen, the lyrics of true seduction. Dejamor, a startup out of TechStars that creates subscription romance-filled boxes to help couples spice up sexy time, has now launched a ...
06:59 pm GMT - Sun, June 30, 2013
Techcrunch Can Google Really Crack The Game Console Market?
Look, we've all heard the rumors that Google is toiling away on a smartwatch, and the company has said the Nexus Q isn't completely dead, so part of that recent report from the Wall Street Journal doe...
02:08 pm GMT - Sun, June 30, 2013
Techcrunch Benchmark's Eisenberg And Face.com's Shochat Raise $120MPlus For Aleph, An Early-Stage Fund For Israeli Startups
Two veteran investors who have been integral in the development of a new generation of Israeli startups are on a mission to reverse a trend in a country that has traditionally favored later-stage and ...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, June 30, 2013
Techcrunch Startups Compete To Win The Mobile App CRM Battle
Editor's note:Ankur Jain is a venture investor at Nexus Venture Partners. Nexus invests in early and early growth stage companies across sectors in India and the U.S.The rapid growth of mobile device ...
03:09 am GMT - Sun, June 30, 2013
Techcrunch As IPO Nears, Twitter CEO Says We Think Of Revenue Like Oxygen
As Twitter nears its IPO, CEO Dick Costolo seemingly refuses to focus on the money. "We think of revenue like oxygen. Essential to life but not the first thing you think about in the morning," he told...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, June 30, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Sean Parker's TechCrunch Post, VCs Get Into PR And Journalism, SnapChat Snaps Up $80 Million
Whatever happened to the slow and lazy summer news weeks of yore? This past week certainly wasn't one of them, as evidenced by all the fun stuff we had to talk about during this episode of CrunchWeek....
01:00 am GMT - Sun, June 30, 2013
Techcrunch You Can't Quit, Google Reader, Because I Already Fired You
Google Reader is dying come Monday, and the whole Internet is sad. I'm not sad. I won't miss it at all.I used to use Google Reader a lot, as in every day, and it was once a key component of my arsenal...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, June 30, 2013
Techcrunch IE11 Gives Microsoft A Shot At Browser Redemption
Internet Explorer is a hard product to love. It was so bad for so long and Microsoft abused its position of having the dominant browser for so many years that even today, with a few solid releases und...