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10:34 pm GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch ClearStory Data Designs An Analytics Platform That Is About The Experience As Much As The Technology
ClearStoryhas launched a data analytics service that the company says is one of the first to offer a core back-end technology that includes rich visuals and sharing capabilities.On the back-end, Clear...
09:41 pm GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch NSA Infiltrates Google And Yahoo Networks, Report Says
The National Security Agency has secretly taped the networks of Google and Yahoo to monitor real-time communication, according to newly revealed documents from whistleblower, Edward Snowden [PDF]. ...
09:31 pm GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch Tesla Officially Opens West Coast Supercharger Circuit, Covering San Diego To Vancouver
Tesla's West Coast Superhcarger Corridor opened today, making it possible for owners of the Model S to travel free between San Diego and Vancouver, using Highway 101 and Interstate 5. This makes a Sup...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch Lawdingo Raises $690K More To Help You Talk To Lawyers Instantly
Y Combinator-incubated legal startup Lawdingo is announcing that it has raised another $690,000 in funding.The company's goal is to make it more convenient and affordable for users to connect with a l...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch Analytics Startup Mixpanel Expands Into Mobile Surveys
Mobile-focused analytics company Mixpanel is growing its offerings today with the launch of Mixpanel Surveys, a product that allows developers to integrate user surveys into their mobile apps.Currentl...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch Runnable Raises $2M Seed Round To Expand Its YouTube Of Code
Runnable, a recently launched Palo Alto-based startup that aims to make it easy to discover and reuse code snippets, today announced that it has raised a $2 million seed round led by Sierra Ventures w...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch Scringo's Community-Builder SDK Now Lets Developers Add Stickers & Paid Sticker Packs To Any App
Israel-based startup Scringo, which offers a cross-platform SDK to help developers add social elements such as messaging to their apps to increase user retention and boost in-app engagement, has added...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch Fantastical 2 Brings Deep Reminders Support, Revamped iOS 7 Look To The Best iPhone Calendar
As my default Calendar replacement app, Fantastical has been on the home screen of my iPhone since its release nearly a year ago. As one of the few pieces of productivity software that I use regularly...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Wants To Do Good With Its Goods, Launches AmazonSmile' Charity Donation Program
At the beginning of the year, just after Amazon reported a big profit dip for Q4 2012, Slate business correspondent Matthew Yglesias posited (with tongue planted in cheek) that Amazon was "a charitabl...
01:57 pm GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch Cloud-Based Device Management Startup Soluto Acquired By Device Insurers Asurion For Up To $130M
Looks like another exit for an Israel-based startup -- this one straddling the worlds of cloud services and hardware control. Soluto, a service that lets users manage PCs and other connected devices r...
01:57 pm GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch Cloud-Based Device Management Startup Soluto Getting Acquired By Device Insurers Asurion For Up To $130M
Looks like another exit for an Israel-based startup -- this one straddling the worlds of cloud services and hardware control. Soluto, a service that lets users manage PCs and other connected devices r...
12:13 pm GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch AWS Updates Big Data Analytics Platform With New Support For Hadoop And Its Ecosystem
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has updated its Elastic Map Reduce platform with a new version of Hadoop and updated support for its data analytics ecosystem.Elastic Map Reduce is AWS platform for processin...
10:56 am GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch WebMD Acquires Avado For $20-$30M To Help Drive Its Evolution From Media Company To Patient Engagement Platform
Seventeen years after its inception, WebMD remains one of the go-to resources for basic health and diagnostic information (and hypochondria enablement) on the Web. Born at the height of the Dot-com Bo...
08:23 am GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch Senate Confirms Tom Wheeler As New FCC Chairman
The Federal Communications Commission finallyhas a new Chairman:Tom Wheeler. Yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz released his holdand Wheeler was unanimously approved. He will take over for Acting Chairwoman,...
08:06 am GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch Barnes & Noble Outs The $119 Nook GlowLight, We Go Hands-On
For better or worse the holidays are right around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: consumer electronics companies are slaving away on new hardware designs and trying to get those final pr...
06:43 am GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch Hosting Service MongoHQ Suffers Major Security Breach That Explains Buffer's Hack Over The Weekend
NoSQL Database hosting service MongoHQ, a YCombinatoralum, has suffered a major security breach that appears to be a major factor in an attack over the weekend on Buffer, the social media scheduling s...
05:08 am GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch Baidu Reports Q3 2013 Revenue Growth of 42.3%, Net Profit Up 1.2%, But Mobile Monetization Still Lags Behind PC
Chinese search giant Baidu reported strong revenue growth in Q3 2013, but it is still investing aggressively in its mobile business, which continues to lag behind PC in terms of monetization. ...
05:00 am GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch iPad Air Review: Apple Makes Big Tablets Beautiful All Over Again
Apple introduced two new iPads this month at a special event in San Francisco on October 22, and the first of those to go on sale is the iPad Air, which is in stores and on virtual shelves this Friday...
04:17 am GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch Apple: Limited' Number Of iPhone 5s' Have Manufacturing Flaw Leading To Low Battery Life
Apple released a statement today to The New York Times noting that a manufacturing issue has caused shortened battery life in a ‘very limited’ number of iPhone 5s devices. At its introduct...
04:17 am GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Replacing Limited' Number Of iPhone 5s With Manufacturing Issue Leading To Battery Life Problem
Apple released a statement today to The New York Times noting that a manufacturing issue has caused shortened battery life in a ‘very limited’ number of iPhone 5s devices. At its introduct...
03:28 am GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Had A Stunning Q3 In North America, With Device Volume Up 367% From Last Year
According to its most recent earnings report, Nokia appears to have finallyfound market traction in North America for its Lumia line of Windows Phone-based smartphones. This bears well for the platfor...
02:03 am GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch AbbeyPost, An Etsy For Plus-Size Clothing, Has Its Eye On Democratizing Fashion
Like so many other startups, Abbey Post grew out of a personal pain. Founder Cynthia Schames had become fed up with the lack of stylish plus-size clothing available to her. "I was having the hardest t...
01:32 am GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch Trulia Reports $40.3 Million In Q3 Revenue, Net Income Of $7 Million
Online real estate market Trulia has been a public company for just over a year now, and it's already seen its share of ups and downs as it dukes it out with competing players like Zillow.The company ...
12:38 am GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch EA Beats In FQ2 With Non-GAAP Revenue of $1.04B And EPS Of $0.33, Raises Earnings Guidance
Electronic Arts had non-GAAP revenue of $1.04 billion in its fiscal second quarter (2014), and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.33. The street had expected Electronic Arts to earn $0.12 (non-GAAP), o...
12:13 am GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch Yelp Beats The Street As Revenue Jumps 68% To $61M, Tempered By An EPS Loss Of $0.04
Yelp, the local online business and restaurant guide that has become the Web’s go-to resource for reviews of local businesses since launching in 2004, announced its 2013 third quarter earnings a...
12:13 am GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch Yelp Beats The Street As Revenue Jumps 68% To $61M, While EPS Loss Grows To $0.04
Yelp, the local online business and restaurant guide that has become the Web’s go-to resource for reviews of local businesses since launching in 2004, announced its 2013 third quarter earnings a...
12:13 am GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch Yelp Ekes Out A Win In Q3 As Revenue Jumps 68% To $61M, EPS Losses Grow To $0.04
Yelp, the local online business and restaurant guide that has become the Web’s go-to resource for reviews of local businesses since launching in 2004, announced its 2013 third quarter earnings a...
12:12 am GMT - Wed, October 30, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Beats In Q3 With Revenue of $393M, EPS of $0.39, But Weak Q4 Guidance Sends Its Stock Lower
LinkedIn reported its third-quarter earnings today, with revenue of $393 million (up 56 percent) and earnings per share of $0,39. Analysts had expected LinkedIn to earn $0.31 per share, on revenue of ...
11:41 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch JIBE Secures $4 Million Credit Facility To Help Make Companies Better At Hiring
The last time we heard from TC50 alum JIBE, it locked up a $10 million Series B from the likes of Longworth Venture Partners (which led the round), like Polaris Partners, Lerer Ventures, DFJ Gotham, a...
11:39 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch ResearchGate: Forget About Revenue Until The Network Is Valuable Enough To Command It
ResearchGate’s Ijad Madisch lifelong ambition of winning a Nobel Prize for changing the way scientific research is undertaken piqued the interest of Valley investors several years ago. Now with ...
11:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Proposed USA FREEDOM Act Would Dramatically Curtail The NSA's Surveillance
Senator Patrick Leahy and RepresentativeJim Sensenbrenner have introduced a new bill, called theUniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rightsand Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection, and ...
11:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Apps For iOS, Android And Web Get In-Stream Video And Image Previews
Twitter today shipped an update that adds in-stream video and image previews to the main feed in its iOS, Android and web apps. Previously you would have to tap on links for images via Twitter or vide...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch The Best And Brightest Startups From Around The World Come Out For Our First Disrupt Europe
Fifteen startups launched on the Disrupt Europe stage. From enterprise data companies to consumer electronics, the mix ably represented the best of Europe’s exploding startup scene. But Germany-...
10:57 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Retargeting Giant AdRoll Poaches Google Ads Veteran To Head New EMEA Office
As retargeting startup Criteo is poised to IPO, one company flying under the radar but, by the looks of it, that is also doing well in the retargeting space is AdRoll. It's now launched in Europe, or ...
10:47 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Google Adds SMS Support To Its Android Messaging App As Facebook Axes It
A few days ago, a set of leaked images pointed to some pretty drastic changes to the Google Hangouts Android app, the biggest of which was that users would be able to send SMS messages without having ...
10:28 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch We're Really Screwed Now,' Says NSA Official After Surveillance Hawks Switch Sides
The National Security Agencyis having a very bad day: two of the most ardent surveillance hawks have officially turned against the spying agency. California Senator Dianne Feinstein broke ranks and ca...
10:17 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Closes Its Acquisition of MoPub
Twitter just announced that it has closed its acquisition of MoPub.We first broke the news that Twitter was acquiring the company (which helps mobile publishers manage their ad inventory) back in Sept...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Benchmark's Bill Gurley Explains The Reason For All Those Huge, High Valuation Funding Rounds
Backstage at TechCrunch Disrupt, I got the chance to sit down with Benchmark's Bill Gurley to talk about his recent investments, Uber's amazing user growth, and why we are seeing so many huge, high-va...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Buzzy Photo App Frontback Shuns Twitter Interest, Raises Millions Instead
Frontback, the photo app that lets users create composite images using the front and rear cameras on their iPhone handsets, is on a roll. Launched only in August of this year, it's now picked up some ...
09:23 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Aaron Levie Talks About Box's Early Struggles, The NSA And Microsoft's Next CEO
At TechCrunch Disrupt Europe in Berlin today, Box’s founder Aaron Levie took to the stage with CrunchFund’s Michael Arrington for a wide-ranging conversation that touched on everything fro...
09:18 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2013 Is Lock8!
The first ever TechCrunch Disrupt Europe is drawing to a close today, after two days of incredible speakers and a dramatic pitch-off competition, not to mention the two day Hackathon that preceded the...
09:17 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Chamath Palihapitiya Owns $5 Million In Bitcoins, Wants To Own $10-$15 Million
We already knew that Chamath Palihapitiya, ex-Facebook executive, and founder and partner of The Social+Capital Partnership, was bullish on Bitcoins. But how bullish? He actually owns the equivalent o...
09:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Tinder's Sean Rad Hints At A Future Beyond Dating, Says The App Sees 350M Swipes A Day
Sean Rad, founder and CEO mobile dating app Tinder, offered his broader vision for the app and hinted at future features today at Disrupt Europe.Rad acknowledged that the "unwritten context" of Tinder...
09:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Digital Content Seller Gumroad Eyes International Growth With Payment Support In Japan
In what founder and CEO Sahil Lavingia said is its first feature built for international users, online sales platform Gumroad is annoucning that it's now accepting Japanese payments.The company alread...
09:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Wonderloop App Tries To Make It Easier/Safer To Meet New People On Video
Wonderloop, is a new iPhone app which launches today, allowing users to connect through first-person short-form video. This is not Face-time. It's short video messaging about 10 to 20 seconds long. It...
09:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Wonderloop App Tries To Make It Easier And Safer To Meet New People On Video
Wonderloop, is a new iPhone app which launches today, allowing users to connect through first-person short-form video. This is not Face-time. It's short video messaging about 10 to 20 seconds long. It...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch As It Looks Beyond Phones, Nokia Takes A Swipe At Google's Ad-Driven Maps & Sharpens Its Patent Claws
In most peoples minds, Nokia is still a mobile phones company. But if the Nokia board approves the sale of substantially all of the companys devices & sales division to Microsoft announced back i...
08:50 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Tips From Indiegogo's CEO On How To Succeed When Crowdfunding
I love huntin through data to find the weird little trends; its how you learn how things actually work. I also really, really dig the concept of crowdfunding. Put the two together, and youve got my at...
08:46 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch As VC Firms Eye Europe, 500 Startups Plans A Berlin Arm For Next Year
Today at Disrupt Europe, five major investors in European startups took the stage to talk about funding in Europe. While they all agreed that Europe’s track record for building successful startu...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch To Assimilate SMS, Facebook's Android Messenger Tries Letting You Reach Non-Friends By Phone Number
Facebook wants to be your one and only messaging app, so it's asking for your phone number. Today it starts testing a version of Messenger for Android that lets you message non-friends by phone number...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch YouTube Network Fullscreen Launches ChannelPlus To Boost Audiences For Brands And Advertisers
There's an ever-growing number of video creators and publishers who are looking to reach viewers on YouTube. But they're not the only ones: increasingly, advertisers are using the video platform as a ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Munchery Rebuilds Mobile Apps, Hires 3-Star Chef And Gets Into Booze
Muncherytoday announced a grab-bag of updates to its platform, including a redesign of its menus, new iOS apps, support for kids' meals, booze delivery (including gluten-free options), and carbon offs...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch 500 Startups Accelerator Batch 7 Begins, With Everything From Electronic Skateboards To Poop In A Box
It's that time of year again, time for 500 Startups to announce yet another batch of startups that just started its Accelerator program. If you've been following along, you probably know what to expec...
07:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Announcing Three New Hardware Battlefield Judges And A New Deadline
We are pleased to announce a new set of amazing judges for our first TC Hardware Battlefield in Las Vegas this January. Based on the Disrupt Battlefield formula we will be pitting fifteen hardware com...
07:29 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Former Googler Opens Crowdfunding Campaign To Teach Kids To Code With A Cute, Blinking Bot
File this under "holiday gifts for next year." A startup called Play-i is opening a crowdfunding campaign today to put into production a pair of educational robots that teach children the basics of co...
07:24 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch The Spring Funds Social Good And Earns You Cash Back Automatically For Dining Out
The Spring lets you save the world without doing anything. You connect your credit card to The Spring, pay with it at local restaurants, and automatically trigger donations to needy neighborhood cause...
07:24 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Firefox Gets Guest Browsing Mode On Android, Web Audio API Support On All Platforms
Mozilla today launched version 25 of its Firefox browser for Windows, OS X, Linux and Android. The highlight of the new Android version is a new guest browsing mode that allows you to share your phone...
07:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Payment Processing Giant First Data Buys Mobile Loyalty Startup Perka For ~$30M To Help It Compete With Square And PayPal
In an effort to catch up with Square and Paypal, payment processing giant First Data has been quietly increasing its presence in the mobile payments market. As the largest credit card processing compa...
07:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Payments Giant First Data Acquires Mobile Loyalty Startup Perka For ~$30M To Take On Square And PayPal In SMB Market
In an effort to catch up with Square and Paypal, payment processing giant First Data has been quietly increasing its presence in the mobile payments market. As the largest credit card processing compa...
06:43 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch The Budgee Bot Can Help You Bear Your Burden
Kill your mule because Budgee Bot the first consumer-oriented pack-bot designed for the average user. This twee little robot has a basket and a motorized platform and will follow you anywhere, carryin...
06:07 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Visually, The Infographics Marketplace, Launches Its New Cloud-Based Collaborative Project Center
Visually, best known as a marketplace for infographics, has launched its new Marketplace and Project Center to grow the audience for its cloud-based collaborative tools. Customers can now use the mark...
05:58 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Motorola Wants To Make Modular Smartphones A Reality With Project Ara
It's been a little over two years since Google announced that it would acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, and these days Motorola has basically become the most interesting smartphone player ...
05:09 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Google/Motorola's New Moonshot Spotlight Stories Is A Mobile Virtual Reality Movie Medium
Spotlight Stories is a new artistic medium Google and Motorola launched today that puts users inside an animated featurette if they spin 360-degrees while watching their phones. The first Spotlight St...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch NextDoor, The Facebook For Your Neighborhood, Lands $60M From John Doerr, Tiger Global And More To Go International
The “local space” has long held sway over the imagination of entrepreneurs, who have produced everything from travel apps to city guides, neighborhood news sites and event planners in purs...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Q Factor Raises $6.5M Series A To Fix Rich Media Delivery On Mobile By Eliminating The Wait
Q Factor, a U.S. startup that's aiming to fix media-rich content delivery on wireless devices so there's less -- or even zero -- waiting around to watch that video or access a large file, has closed a...
03:49 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch The Web Behind The Wall Explains China's Complicated Startup Industry
"The Web Behind The Wall" is an e-book published by TechNode (our partner for next month's TechCrunch Shanghai event) that wants to be "the #1 resource for foreign tech companies to understand China."...
03:43 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Indiegogo's European Presence Grew 300% In The Last Year, 30% Of Funding Now Outside U.S.
Indiegogo co-founder and CEO Slava Rubin took the stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2013, and he shared some interesting stats about the crowdfunding platform's progress to date, and he specifi...
03:37 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Video App Snapverse Raises $3.5M And Announces Deals With Universal, Warner Bros, And Sony
Snapverse is an iPhone app that combines 20-second user videos with licensed music.Tthe amount of licensed music available is about to grow significantly, thanks to partnerships with Universal, Warner...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Social Video Startup Magisto Raises $13 Million From Qualcomm And Sandisk
After posting pretty incredible growth, Magisto has raised $13 million to take on the ambitious goal of unlocking all the world's photos and videos and making them shareable.The funding comes from two...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Communications Platform For Mobile And Web Apps And TC Disrupt Winner Layer Raises $6 Million
Just a month after winning TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, communications platform for mobile and web apps Layer has raised $6 million in seed funding, bringing the company’s total seed fundin...
03:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch SoundCloud Turns Instagrams Into Next-Gen Album Art For Its Quarter Billion Visitors
Two titans of user generated content team up today as SoundCloud begins letting you select from your Instagrams when choosing cover art for sounds and playlists you create. The integration with Instag...
03:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Reports Net Sales Of 5.66B, 118M Profit, And 8.8M Lumias Sold In Q3
Nokia may be going through a hell of a transition period, but it released its fiscal Q3 2013 earnings this morning just like clockwork. The Finnish phone maker (for now, anyway) reported net sales of ...
02:51 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Investors Weigh In On Building The European Ecosystem
Today, TechCrunch editor at large Mike Butcher sat down with a group of some of Europe's most well known investors and VCs to explore how entrepreneurs and VCs are expanding the European ecosystem. ...
02:13 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Cupflow And Edgar Can Help You Tell A Story About Your Free Cup Of Coffee
Deep within Startup Alley at Disrupt Europe in Berlin we discovered a few great companies. These are two of them. This is their story....
02:11 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch SoundCloud Now Reaches 250 Million Visitors In Its Quest To Become The Audio Platform Of The Web
Today at Disrupt Europe, SoundCloud co-founder and CEO Alexander Ljung took the stage to share two new updates and share his thoughts on the music industry, music startups and more. Back in July, Soun...
02:04 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Chinese Android App Maker GO Launcher Files For An IPO
GO Launcher, an Android app maker out of Beijing that has been around for nearly a decade, just filed for an IPO, according to an SEC document. They are behind a series of Android apps that have about...
01:25 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch AlleRad Is A Freemium Telehealth Platform For Radiologists To Bid On X-Ray Reading Jobs
Polish startup, Pixel Technology, is taking a freemium approach to try to elbow its way into the healthcare software market. Here at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe it's showing off a telehealth radiology s...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Day Two Of TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2013: Watch The Live Stream Here!
Guten tag from Berlin! It’s the second and final day of TechCrunch’s first ever Disrupt Europe conference, and you know what that means: From 10am to 7pm Berlin time will be chock-full of ...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Coinfloor Is A New UK-Based Bitcoin Exchange Backed By Passion Capital And Transferwise Founder Taavet Hinrikus
Passion Capital and Transferwise founder Taavet Hinrikus have joined forces to back new London-based Biticoin exchange Coinfloor, which opens for registrations today. The amount invested remains undi...
10:25 am GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Smartphones Now Account For 60% Of Mobile Phones Shipped Globally, With Apple Expected To Rebound On The iPhone 5s, Says Strategy Analytics
Global shipments of smartphones are continuing to increase, growing 45% to hit a record 251 million units in Q3 2013, from 172.8 million units a year ago, according to the latest report from Strategy ...
05:31 am GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Lesson.ly, A Training-As-A-Service Startup That Is Clocking Quick Revenue Growth
If you work for a large company, you likely dealt with an onboarding process. Perhaps little quizzes or pamphlets. I recently enjoyed this precise exercise while joining TechCrunch a few months ago, g...
03:50 am GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Ingram Micro Buys Shipwire, The Cloud Logistics And Supply Chain Management Platform
Ingram Micro has acquired Palo Alto-based Shipwire, the cloud logistics and supply chain management SaaS provider. The acquisition price was not disclosed.Shipwire has established itself as one of the...
03:20 am GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch The Endangered Double Irish Could Make Apple, Google, Twitter And Others Pay Way More Taxes
According toFeargal ORourke, a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the infamous Double Irish tax avoidance method could be endangered. If it were to be written out of law, the legal practice would forc...
03:03 am GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Made 15 Strategic Acquisitions In Fiscal '13, Leaving 7 Undiscovered
Apple completed 15 acquisitions in fiscal 2013, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during its Q4 investor call. That amounts to one acquisition every 3-4 weeks during the year. Given that we only know about...
02:20 am GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Invite System For Early Glass Explorers And Preps Updated Hardware
Hey Google Glass Explorers, Google thinks you're keen. Really, they do. So much so in fact that the company has been quietly working on an updated version of the Glass hardware, and those of you who s...
01:54 am GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's Greater China Business Bounces Back, Accounts For 15% Of Q4 Revenue
Three months ago, when CEO Tim Cook was asked why Apple's revenue from greater China sunk 14 percent year-over-year, he didn't have a great answer. Apparently, there wasn't a "totally clear" answer fo...
01:46 am GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Reports Q4 Retail Sales Of $4.5 Billion With $50 Million In Sales Per Apple Store
Apple reported that its fourth quarter revenues in its Apple stores were $4.5 billion, up 6 percent compared to last year. On average, the company reported that Apple made an average of $50 million pe...
01:29 am GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Apple: Future Versions Of OS X To Be Free, Notes $900M Increase In Revenue Deferral Due To Free Software
Today during its earnings call, Apple’s CFO Peter Oppenheimer confirmed that future versions of OS X would be free. Last week, Apple announced that OS X Mavericks would be available free, but di...
01:29 am GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Apple: Future Versions Of OS X To Be Free, $900M Increase In Revenue Deferral Due To Free Software
Today during its earnings call, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer confirmed that future versions of OS X would be free. Last week, Apple announced that OS X Mavericks would be available for free, but did no...
01:01 am GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's Rebound Quarter In Charts
Apple just reversed its slide, if you can call it that.After three quarters in a row of slowing sales growth, Apple's September quarter reported this afternoon shows a modest re-acceleration....
12:32 am GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Sold 33.8 Million iPhones, 14.1 Million iPads, And 4.6 Million Macs In Q4 2013
Well folks, Apple has just put up some mixed numbers in its fiscal Q4 2013 earnings release -- $37.5 billion in revenue and $7.5 billion in net profit to be exact -- but how exactly did the tech titan...
12:32 am GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's Q4 '13 Beats With $37.5B Revenue, $7.5B Profit And $8.26 EPS On Strong iPhone Sales
Apple has just released its fiscal Q4 2013 earnings, reporting $37.5B in revenue, $7.5B in net profit representing $8.26 per share. That marks a y/y growth of 4.2% in Revenue and 4.7% decline in EPS, ...
12:23 am GMT - Tue, October 29, 2013
Techcrunch The Final 4 Disrupt Europe Startups: Asap54, Import.io, Lock8, Voicesphere
It might have been a long time coming, but the first ever TechCrunch Disrupt Europe, held in Berlin, has been a fantastic window into the burgeoning European tech startup ecosystem. Plus, it has surpa...
11:55 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch The Syrian Electronic Army Hacked Obama's Twitter Links And Campaign Emails
“Only the links within our tweets had been hacked,” an OFA official acknowledged. “At no point did they have access to the twitter handle,” the official said. Like many compani...
11:46 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Germans React To Revelations That The U.S. Spied On Chancellor Angela Merkel
It was recently revealed that the National Security Agency secretlymonitored European leaders and 60 million Spanish phone calls from a spying hub in the United States German Embassy, all while Presid...
11:40 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Sends Out Set Of Slick Mac Pro Posters To Some Journalists
Apple sent out a set of slick Mac Pro posters to at least one journalist today. TidBITS author Jeff Carlson recieved a long black tube with 4 Mac Pro images as posters in it this morning. Other journa...
11:10 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Rent Management Startup Cozy Recruits Flickr Co-Founder Stewart Butterfield To Its Board
Cozy, an online tool for landlords and tenants, is announcing that Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield has joined its board of directors.Butterfield told me that he's actually known Cozy co-founder ...
11:05 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter's Attitude Toward DMs Shows Signs Of Thawing With Direct Link In Top Bar
Twitter has been rejiggering its thinking about direct messaging recently, largely in the face of enormous messaging platforms like WhatsApp, Line, Snapchat and others. Today, the signs of TwitterR...
10:39 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Launches Five SDKs To Lure Developers Into Its Hardware Web
Samsung kicked off its first Developer Conference in San Francisco today, and the Korean tech juggernaut is eager to show just how much it cares about the devs building apps and services for its hardw...
10:21 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Hey, Arduino Fans! 1Sheeld Lets Your Smartphone Act As Many Different Arduino Shields
I loves me some Arduino. The only thing I dont love and Im sure many of my fellow Arduino tinkerers would agree with me here is buying or building a new shield (read: add-on board) every time I need...
10:03 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Worried About Acne? mySkin Launches ScanZ Device And App To Monitor The Health Of Your Skin
ScanZ, a product unveiled today at Disrupt Europe, combines a new, iPhone-connected device with a quantified self-style app to help teens battle acne.The product comes from a company called mySkin, wh...
09:55 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Qardio Is Building A Consumer ECG Monitor That Streams Data To Your Doctor, iPhone
Qardio co-founder Marco Peluso had a dedicated career in finance for 14 years. He was an investment banker for JPMorgan, then a partner at a hedge fund. But everything changed when his father had a st...
09:50 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch With Satago, Freelancers Can Anonymously Report When They Actually Get Paid
As a freelancer or small business owner, you probably know that one of the most pressing issues is late payments and chasing customers months after a job was done. Meet Satago, the online platform whe...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Either Obama Knew About NSA Spying On Chancellor Merkel, Which Is Bad, Or He Didn't, Which Is Worse
The U.S. government is in a bind this week after conflicting reports have emerged regarding its surveillance of German Chancellor Merkel's phone. According to the Wall Street Journal, government offic...
09:24 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch High Mobility Launches To Give Cars The Power Of Apple's iBeacon
With High Mobility‘s hardware installed in a car, a driver could park next to a parking meter, get out of the car and walk away. The car pays for the parking itself using the driver’s smar...
09:07 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Kids Love Snapchat Because They See Facebook Like Adults See LinkedIn
Kids are in a petri dish, where their every social post can be scrutinized and used against them. That's why disappearing media startup Snapchat is important, says its investor, Benchmark's Bill Gurle...
08:58 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Asap54: A Mobile App That Lets You Snap, Automatically ID And Buy The Clothes You Like
Fashion has been one of the most promising, and most dynamic, categories of e-commerce in the past several years. But it has also been one of the most problematic. By virtue of virtuality, we now have...
08:58 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Snap, Automatically ID And Buy The Clothes You Like With Asap54
Fashion has been one of the most promising, and most dynamic, categories of e-commerce in the past several years. But it has also been one of the most problematic. By virtue of virtuality, we now have...
08:51 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch YC Alum Kicksend Inks Mobile Photo Printing Deal With Walmart
Mobile photography startup Kicksend has spent the last year inking partnerships with brick and mortar retail chains like Walgreens, Target, and CVS so it can bring its promise of dead-simple photo sha...
08:46 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Exversion Wants To Be The GitHub For Sharing And Collaborating On Data Sets
The massive power of GitHub is in the startup's ability to not only act as a code-sharing and publishing service, but also as a versioning platform. Exversion is launching today at Disrupt Europe in B...
08:41 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Book The Cheapest, Easiest Eurotrip With Wanderio
22 sites. That's the average number a traveller visits before booking a big trip. Wanderio wants to be your one and only. The Italian startup lets you enter your start and end address, and it will sho...
08:22 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch ShuffleHub Is For When You're Too Lazy To Shop Online
The online shopping experience can be overwhelming. Even sorting through the various filters for style, clothing type, etc. is tiring, and then you throw in the fact that there are about a hundred dif...
08:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch What Now?! App, A Pocket Concierge For The Airbnb Generation, Launches At Disrupt Europe
Ever been on holiday and started reaching for your smartphone to look something up, only to remember it's stuck on airplane mode because you don't want to get stung with roaming charges? Or wondered w...
07:57 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Not Your Father's AOL? CEO Tim Armstrong Sketches Out His Vision For The Company
TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington kicked off his interview with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong at Disrupt Europe with the obligatory ragging on Armstrong for firing him, but eventually, he moved on to ask i...
07:52 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Here, Play With Windows 1.01 And Mac OS System 7
It's been a long day and all you want to do is play some KidPix or Adventure. Don't worry. We've got you covered. Using Hampa Hug's PCE in-browser emulator, two programmers have built clever hacks tha...
07:50 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch You Can Beat Global American Companies, Says VKontakte Founder Pavel Durov
International startups shouldn’t call it quits just because a big American competitor tries to muscle into their homeland, said Pavel Durovon stage at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. His company VKon...
07:36 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Voicesphere Brings Voice Control To Facebook, Instagram & Others, Enterprise Apps Coming Next
Voicesphere is launching a platform for voice-enabling consumer and enterprise apps and making them available in a Siri-like environment based on natural language processing at TechCrunch Disrupt Euro...
07:33 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch VKontakte's Pavel Durov Explains Bizarre Money-Throwing Incident
It was a seemingly tasteless stunt that caught headlines around the globe for Pavel Durov, the founder of Russia’s biggest social network, VKontakte. Cameras caught him throwing paper planes mad...
07:22 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Kiwi.ki's Wireless Entry Makes Getting Into Your Home After A Long Day Easier
You walk up to your apartment building, arms overflowing with groceries, maybe your dog on a leash, backpacks, etc. Then you have to fumble for your key fob (or worse, an actual hardware key) just to ...
07:12 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Import.io Launches Data Factory To Simplify Converting Web Sites Into An API
By allowing its users to turn any web page into an API with just a few clicks, Import.io exists to make it easy for developers to pull data from the web. At Disrupt Europe this morning, the company la...
07:11 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Sher.ly Makes It Easy To Build Your Own Cloud
Sher.ly, you can't be serious. But they are. This Polish company is building a way to use your own hardware and machines to create a secure, always-on cloud solution for small and medium-sized busines...
07:07 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch A Michael Arrington Fan Takes The Stage At Disrupt Europe
TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington closed out his interview today with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong at Disrupt Europe with a call for questions from the audience. It turned out, however, that one of the at...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Harry's Is Opening A Barbershop, Or, A Bridge For Online And Offline Customer Behavior
Months after Warby Parker opened its flagship store in New York, co-founder Jeff Raider is taking his other venture, Harry's, in a brick and mortar direction as well. Tomorrow, the shaving supply star...
06:49 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Vkontakte's Pavel Durov: Big Brother-Like Surveillance Can Be Conquered By Technology
Pavel Durov, the creator of Russia’s biggest social network VKontakte, is more than a little familiar with government surveillance. On a prep call for a surprise appearance at TechCrunch Disrupt...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Fab Growing Again In Europe, Buys Assets From MyFab To Expand In France
It was only in July of this year that Fab.com laid off 150 people in Europe and parted ways with its "Chief European Officer," but today comes news that the design commerce site is ramping up once aga...
06:42 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Lock8 Is A Smart Lock To Keep Your Bike From Being Stolen
We now have the technology not only to digitally deter bike thieves, but also to be able to track a bike via GPS if a thief manages to take it home. That's what Lock8, which launched today at TechCrun...
06:07 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Bill Gurley: We View Benchmark As A Services Business
What makes Benchmark unique? TechCrunch founder and CrunchFund founder Michael Arrington tackled this question in an on stage interview with the entire Benchmark partnership at TechCrunch Disrupt Euro...
05:14 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch The Future Of Bitcoin Will Depend On Upcoming Startups, Regulatory Issues And China
Today at Disrupt Europe in Berlin, a few major Bitcoin actors in the European Bitcoin community took the stage to share their thoughts about the future of Bitcoin. Michael Jackson (Mangrove Capital Pa...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Nvidia Adds Console Mode To Outclass The Ouya, Updates To Android 4.3
Nvidia has updated its Shield Android-based mobile game console to add a host of new features, one of which is very interesting in terms of how it might affect the growing Android-based home game cons...
04:45 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch AirHelp Wants To Put The Fear Into European Airlines With Its Flight Compensation App
This one is bound to rile the airlines and seems quite apt with our very own Disrupt Europe conference currently under way. AirHelp is a new "flight compensation" startup which aims to make it orders ...
03:42 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Airbnb's Nate Blecharczyk Confirms It Raised A $200M Round Led By Founders Fund
TechCrunch Disrupt, breaking funding news from a year ago!While on-stage at Disrupt Europe, Airbnb co-founder and CTO Nate Blecharczyk confirmed for the first time that the company raised a $200 milli...
03:20 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Why European Enterprise Startups Should (Or Shouldn't) Move To Silicon Valley
Should European enterprise startups stay in Europe or head to Silicon Valley? That’s a question our enterprise panel with TechCrunch’s Ingrid Lunden, Klarna‘s Niklas Adalberth, Huddl...
03:17 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Airbnb Revamps Search Experience To Help Users Find The Place They're Looking For Faster
Airbnb wants to connect travelers with interesting new places to stay. But for guests in new cities, it can be overwhelming to find and sort through all the options available to them. That's why the c...
03:02 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Serial Entrepreneur, Marco Boerries, Talks Stealth Startups & Building His 4th Company At Disrupt Europe
Marco Boerries is CEO and founder of NumberFour -- a startup that's been operating in stealth for four years. Despite being under the radar, it landed a $38 million Series A, led by Index Ventures, ba...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Quantified Self Tracker AIRO Charts Your Nutrition, Stress, Exercise, And Sleep
In a world where there's a new quantified self-tracking device every couple of weeks, the new AIRO wristband is designed to provide data that other hardware makers can't match. More than just a moveme...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Online Auto Repair Marketplace Openbay Launches To Connect Car Owners With Local Mechanics
Openbay is kind of like an Airbnb for auto repair. Users enter the kind of work they need to have done, either through its website or mobile app, specify their make and model, and tell the system how ...
01:42 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Rocket Internet's Marc Samwer On Cloning: We Make Business Models Better Because We Localize Them
At Disrupt Europe this morning, Rocket Internet founder Marc Samwer sat down with TechCrunch’s editor at large, Mike Butcher to talk about European entrepreneurship, copy cats and more. Rocket I...
12:57 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Watch The Livestream For Disrupt Europe 2013 Here!
Guten Morgen! We're coming to you live from Berlin, where the first ever official TechCrunch Europe conference is kicking off this morning. It's going to be two days packed full of all the biggest nam...
12:57 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Watch The Live Stream For Disrupt Europe 2013 Here!
Guten Morgen! We're coming to you live from Berlin, where the first ever official TechCrunch Europe conference is kicking off this morning. It's going to be two days packed full of all the biggest nam...
12:55 pm GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt Europe Social Hub
TechCrunch Disrupt Europe is officially underway and this social hub is one of the best ways to join the conversation. All of our tweets, Instagrams, and videos will live here, making it very easy to ...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Japanese Telco NTT Makes A Big Bet On Silicon Valley With Launch Of Its Innovation Institute
Japanese telecom NTT is just the latest multi-billion dollar company to embrace Silicon Valley with the opening of a new Innovation Institute there. In doing so, its following companies like Samsung, ...
08:15 am GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Telegram, A Secure Messaging App From The Founders Of VK, Russia's Largest Social Network
Created by the founders of Russia's biggest social networking platform, Telegram is a new messaging app that offers speed, security and features such as secret chats with end-to-end encryption and sel...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Nielsen's New SDK Adds Mobile Viewing To Its Traditional TV Ratings, Uses Data From Facebook To Match Demographics
After months of trials, Nielsen today is announcing an SDK that will give it the ability to measure how people view TV on mobile apps and other digital formats -- data that Nielsen plans to use alongs...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: The Future Of Pervasive Games
Games as a service exist, but are often still tied to the idea of one primary device. At the same time software is moving away from one device into a more pervasive experience that follows you around ...
06:21 am GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Qualcomm: Nokia Lumia 2520 Bigger, Faster, Lower Power Than Microsoft's Surface 2
If you, like me, took some offline time this weekend, we’re a bit late to the latest slap fight in the world of Windows RT. Until recently, there was only one functional player in the Windows RT...
03:30 am GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch The Nexus 5 Gets A New Color And A New Rumored Launch Date
There really isn't much we don't know about Google and LG's new Nexus 5 at this point -- a leaked service manual blew the door open on plenty of technical details, and Google even "accidentally" outed...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Post-Print Startup Stateless Media Creates Short, Smart Documentaries For The Web
My recent conversation with Stateless Media's Peter Savodnik was a bit discombobulating. He's had what seems like a successful career in longform journalism, with publications in The Atlantic Monthly...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, October 28, 2013
Techcrunch Salesforce.com's Odd Decision To Close Do.com
On Friday, Salesforce.com said it would shut downdo.com, its once-heralded task-management service. The closing is an odd one. The service has a loyal following and is lauded for its good design and u...
11:02 pm GMT - Sun, October 27, 2013
Techcrunch Fitwall Is A Gym That Knows If You're Working Out Too Hard, Or Not Hard Enough
Many earnest novice gym-goers have a commitment that won’t outlast a green banana. One problem is that newbies exert themselves too much and drop their membership before their overly worked musc...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 27, 2013
Techcrunch Fancy Hands Enhances Mobile Search In Novel Ways
This weekly column has been focused on mobile lately and will likely stay this way. Last week, I wrote from a devils advocate position to consider situations in which entrepreneurs may not want to ent...
05:33 pm GMT - Sun, October 27, 2013
Techcrunch Foursquare PreCheck-In Wins The First Ever Disrupt Europe Hackathon, Teleapp And Colorful Gift Place Second And Third
TechCrunch Disrupt Europe's first ever hackathon has just concluded, and the judges have crowned a winner. There were 91 companies presenting hacks at this year's inaugural event, and 24 hours after t...
05:21 pm GMT - Sun, October 27, 2013
Techcrunch Pretzels, Backrubs, And Booze: Late Night At The Disrupt Europe Hackathon
Hackathons tend to get a bit nutty around the 12 hour mark. After sprinting through brainstorming and the first couple revisions, coders, hackers, and designers are often overwhelmed, tired, and, well...
05:09 pm GMT - Sun, October 27, 2013
Techcrunch Twpple Hack, Built By Kenyan Duo, Connects Small Businesses With Social Media Big Wigs
Here at the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin Hackathon, Sam Gichuru (left) and Billy Odero spent the night working on a neat hack to help small businesses promote themselves by tapping into social network in...
04:28 pm GMT - Sun, October 27, 2013
Techcrunch Truly.am Uses Facial Recognition To Help You Verify Your Online Dates
One of the coolest hacks we saw at the TechCrunch Europe hackathon today was built by two coders from Uruguay who have been hacking their way around the world for the last few months. Truly.am lets yo...
03:33 pm GMT - Sun, October 27, 2013
Techcrunch Beatcoin Is A Music Jukebox Hack Powered By Bitcoin Micropayments
Why did music jukeboxes disappear? They were probably the first truly social experience around music, but then everybody stopped using them. Meet Beatcoin, a nifty hack that was presented on stage at ...
02:15 pm GMT - Sun, October 27, 2013
Techcrunch Watch The Disrupt Europe Hackathon Right Here
Here at Disrupt Europe in Berlin, coders have had 24 hours to build the best product possible. There has been trials and tribulations, hotdogs and donuts, and quite a bit of Club Mate, and it all culm...
12:25 pm GMT - Sun, October 27, 2013
Techcrunch Here Comes The Disrupt Europe Hackathon Hot Dog Cam!
Sometimes you just want a hot dog. That’s why we drove a GoPro mounted to a shopping cart around the Disrupt Europe Hackathon where we saw some of the happiest hackers in the world enjoying fine...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, October 27, 2013
Techcrunch How To Tell If You're In A Cloud-Friendly Industry
The benefits of an industry cloud strategyare clear. But are there certain industries that are more cloud friendly? To answer this question, we set about scoring industries using a framework that rank...
02:15 am GMT - Sun, October 27, 2013
Techcrunch With iWork, Apple Walks It Back Before Moving Forward
Over the last few days there has been a lot of talk about Apples new direction for iWork, especially when it comes to the OS X versions of its productivity suite. At an event on Tuesday, the company a...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, October 27, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Pinterest's Big Raise, The iPad Air And OS X Mavericks, And NSA's Foreign Surveillance
It's that time of week for a new episode of CrunchWeek, the show that brings three writers, three TechCrunch TV cameras, and a whole lot of opinions together to dish on the most interesting stories fr...
11:03 pm GMT - Sat, October 26, 2013
Techcrunch Social Scheduling Tool Buffer Gets Hacked, Floods Twitter And Facebook With Weight Loss Spam
If you're a user of social media scheduling app Buffer, there's a good chance that your Saturday morning has been less than relaxing. There have been numerous reports circulating today purporting that...
10:11 pm GMT - Sat, October 26, 2013
Techcrunch Meet The Coders Of The Disrupt Europe Hackathon
The Disrupt Europe Hackathon is underway, but just because you can’t make it out to Berlin for the festivities, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the experience. That said, we’re...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 26, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple's New iPad Air And Traveling With Gadgets
Guten Tag, and welcome to a very special (Saturday) edition of the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast. This week, Apple unveiled the iPad Air, the thinnest, lightest, and most powerful iPad yet. But is it an ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 26, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Free as a bird
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor recorded a Tuesday evening session in the wake of Apple's iPad refresh announcements. Tim Cook cemented contro...
08:20 pm GMT - Sat, October 26, 2013
Techcrunch Hackathon Team Builds Open Radioactivity Warning System' For Crowdsourced Data
Hackathons can sometimes turn into a sea of laptops and monitors, so perhaps it's no surprise that as I wandered the Disrupt Europe Hackathon today, I found myself drawn to a table covered with wiring...
06:55 pm GMT - Sat, October 26, 2013
Techcrunch Moniker Guitars On Building A Business Through Kickstarter
What does it take to become a Kickstarter success? First you need a great product. Then you need a plan for the future. Luckily, Austin-based Moniker Guitars had both. ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 26, 2013
Techcrunch The War On Hackers
Corey Thuen was a developer at the Idaho National Laboratory who helped to develop a network-visualization tool called Sophia. Then Battelle Energy, the company that manages the IDL, rejected the noti...
03:26 pm GMT - Sat, October 26, 2013
Techcrunch H2O-Pal Helps You Get Your Two Gallons Of Water A Day
The United States National Laboratory Of Water Drinking And Health (not a real laboratory) recommends that all humans drink lots of water all the time. That's why H2O-Pal exists - it's a water bottle ...
02:58 pm GMT - Sat, October 26, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt Europe Social Hub
TechCrunch Disrupt Europe is officially underway and this social hub is one of the best ways to join the conversation. All of our tweets, Instagrams, and videos will live here, making it very easy to ...
02:57 pm GMT - Sat, October 26, 2013
Techcrunch The TechCrunch Disrupt Europe Hackathon Is Underway!
And they’re off! TechCrunch’s first Disrupt Europe Hackathon is officially underway. There are hundreds of registered coders, hackers, and designers. More than $5,000 is on the line and th...
02:06 pm GMT - Sat, October 26, 2013
Techcrunch A User's Guide to Disrupt Europe: Berlin
Disrupt Europe: Berlin kicks off on Monday, October 28th. TechCrunch has put together an incredible array of offerings from our partners to make your Conference experience better than ever. As always,...
11:27 am GMT - Sat, October 26, 2013
Techcrunch Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Goes From Snapchat "Role Model" To Potential Investor
Snapchat is looking to raise up to $200 million at a valuation of $3 to $4 billion and one of the potential investors that founder Evan Spiegel has talked to the most is Chinese Internet giant Tencent...
07:00 am GMT - Sat, October 26, 2013
Techcrunch The Other IPO Roadshow: Design Your Initial Product Offering To Attract Fortune 500 Enterprises
Unlike consumer products, where early users will join a platform to discover something new, CIO offices in Fortune 500 companies are trained to play it safe. Many companies stick to Oracle, VMWare, EM...
02:49 am GMT - Sat, October 26, 2013
Techcrunch Jony Ive And Marc Newson Customize An Unreleased Mac Pro For (RED) Auction
Apple head of Human Interaction Jony Ive and designer Marc Newson have customized a one-off Mac Pro in brilliant crimson for the (RED) charity. Apple is a (PRODUCT)RED partner and often produces editi...
02:45 am GMT - Sat, October 26, 2013
Techcrunch The NSA's Website (NSA.gov) Is Down
The National Security Agency’s website has been down for at least 30 minutes. Officials have acknowledged the outage, but won’t say if it was hacked. At least a few Twitter accounts thatso...
01:37 am GMT - Sat, October 26, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest Inks Deal With Getty Images, Will Pay A Fee For The Photo Agency's Metadata
With a fresh $225 million in its pocket, Pinterest is gearing up to spend a little of it. The company today is announcing a deal with Getty Images -- the image agency that holds digital rights to some...
01:37 am GMT - Sat, October 26, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest Closes Another Copyright Hole, Inks A Deal With Getty Images, Will Pay A Fee For Metadata
With a fresh $225 million in its pocket, Pinterest is gearing up to spend a little of it to build out its platform and the data that powers it -- and close up a copyright hole in the process. Pinteres...
01:30 am GMT - Sat, October 26, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Google Ventures' Dr. Krishna Yeshwant On The Opportunities For Health-Focused Mobile Apps And More
In this week's Ask A VC show, we sat down with Google Ventures partner Dr. Krishna Yeshwant in the TechCrunch TV studio....
12:59 am GMT - Sat, October 26, 2013
Techcrunch A Way To Save BlackBerry
The first smartphone I owned was a Nokia communicator, which I chose because the C++ dev kit gave me the most freedom. When the iPhone appeared I did not switch, because mandatory App Store signing to...
11:39 pm GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Huge Google Shift Points To Faster Search Results
Researchers at USC have stumbled on a huge change in how Google architects its search services. The result? Reduced lag in serving search queries, especially in more far flung regions (as in, far from...
11:25 pm GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams' Blogging Platform Medium Opens Signups To All
Twitter co-founder Evan Williams has a new blogging platform called Medium, which has been a closed-signup affair since its introduction. Today, the platform sent out an email with the news that anyon...
10:35 pm GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Bang With Friends Rebrands As Down' To Match You With Friends Of Friends By Hotness
After settling a Zynga trademark infringement suit, Bang With Friends today rebrands as Down and reveals its revamped set of dating apps. Down's update lets you browse friends of friends rather than j...
10:28 pm GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Healthcare.gov Likely Broken Until Key Thanksgiving Deadline
Healthcare.gov is going to be broken until the end of November, says Jeff Zients, a consultant brought in to fix the beleaguered federal health insurance e-commerce website. On a press conference call...
10:11 pm GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Wishbone Lets Kids Apply To Have Their Educations Crowdfunded
80 kids got to attend academic summer camps and after-school programs this year thanks to Wishbone, and today it's education crowdfunding platform starts allowing needy children in the Bay Area or NYC...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch At Coworking Space Runway, Allan Young Says He's Trying To Kill The Idea Of The Garage Startup'
When I've visited San Francisco coworking space Runway, it doesn't quite feel like other shared offices and incubators. Yes, there are still conference rooms, rows of people bent over their laptops, a...
09:33 pm GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Another Member Of Congress Calls Congressional Oversight Of The NSA An Utter Farce
Members of Congress calling Congressional oversight of the United States intelligence empire flaccid at best, and utterly incompetent at worst, is becoming a trend. Recentlyin The Guardian, Rep. Alan ...
09:29 pm GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Lots Of Hollywood Interest In Making Bilton's Twitter Book A Movie
Interest is swirling at Sony and several other major Hollywood studios swirling around Nick Biltons book Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal, TechCrunch has learne...
08:53 pm GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Late-2013 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Review: Apple's High-Performance Notebook Tops The Field
Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display will soon be just the MacBook Pro, period. But this generation two version of both the 13- and 15-inch super slim notebooks with high-res displays is still some...
08:40 pm GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs
Say goodbye to a good night's sleep and say hello to night terrors because we have some very special things to share with you today in our ongoing feature, Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harv...
08:33 pm GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter's IPO Roadshow Video Unites Dorsey, Stone And Williams, Emphasizes News And Media Uses
Twitter has posted media related to its upcoming IPO Roadshow, scheduled to begin next week. The video accompanying the posting unites Twitter co-founders Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey, who...
08:19 pm GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Foundry Group Raises Fourth $225M Fund To Make Late-Stage Growth Investments In The Firm's Portfolio Companies
Foundry Grouphas raised a fourth fund, called Foundry Group Select. This new fund is $225 million (the same size as Foundry's previous funds), but has a much different focus.This fund is purely for la...
06:16 pm GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Join Us For TechCrunch Bangalore
India’s startup ecosystem is showing some promise. In the first half of 2013, for example, investors dropped $400 million into 141 deals, and startup Red Bus had a sweet $150 million exit. In ot...
05:50 pm GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Here Comes The FUD: UK Police Claim To Find 3D-Printed Gun Parts In Raid On Home
It begins. The Greater Manchester Police in the UK raided the home of a criminal suspect where they found a 3D printer and 3D printed parts. With great pride and fanfare the police reported:...
04:20 pm GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Ad Targeting Startup Drawbridge Hires Tech Veteran Kate Burns To Expand In Europe
Drawbridge, a cross-device ad targeting startup backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital, officially expands into Europe today with the appointment of Kate Burns, one of Euro...
04:08 pm GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch PathSource Wants To Flip The Job Search And Help Students Bridge The Gap Between Class And Career
Part of the reason that higher education exists, besides accumulating habits, diets and debts that will haunt you for years to come, is to prepare you for the “real world” — and for ...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Fab.com Updates Site To Give Better Recommendations As It Pursues Global Growth
Lifestyle focused e-commerce company Fab has unveiled a new design for its website in time for the holiday shopping season. The core of Fab.com’s new user interface is its ‘Personalization...
03:47 pm GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Payments Startup Flint Raises $6M Series B Led By Digicel Group
Mobile payments startup Flint has been keeping a low profile for much of this year, but it's looking that quiet period is finally over. The company just recently launched support for Android in a bid ...
02:44 pm GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch EU Reconsiders Intelligence Cooperation With US After Spying Reports
German Chancellor Merkel is angry with President Obama; so furious that she’s publicly calling the European Union to reconsider its intelligence cooperation with the United States, after reports...
11:43 am GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Y Combinator Startups Now Have A Combined Valuation Of $13.7 Billion, Up $2 Billion Since June
Over the last several years, Y Combinator has established itself as a powerhouse by picking and helping out a number of winning startups that have gone on to have great success. That includes names li...
10:27 am GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Perfect Debuts At TechStars Seattle With A Video Life Blogging Service Built For Google Glass
Perfect presented a video life blogging service for Google Glass today at TechStars Seattle Demo Day, making it the first company launching a service for the wearable computing platform to be part of ...
08:09 am GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Reports 26% Growth In Q3 Operating Profit, But Warns Of Slower Smartphone Sales
Samsung reported that its Q3 operating profit surged 26% to 10.2 trillion won (about $9.6 billion), but continued to warn that its smartphone sales will slow thanks to increased competition. Its earni...
06:50 am GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch The Surprisingly Small Decline In Microsoft's OEM Revenue In Its Fiscal Q1
In Microsoft’s fiscal first quarter of 2014, Windows revenue from OEM partners fell 7%. That’s a noticeable decline, given that Windows revenue from third-party hardware partners is the mo...
03:39 am GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Apple.com Now Selling $20 Mountain Lion And Lion Redemption Codes For Older Macs
Apple has begun selling OS X Mountain Lion redemption codesalongside OS X Lion for $20 each. Lion was previously available for purchase directly from Apple over the phone, but the company has decided ...
03:39 am GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Apple.com Now Selling $20 OS X Mountain Lion And Lion Redemption Codes For Older Macs
Apple has begun selling OS X Mountain Lion redemption codesalongside OS X Lion for $20 each. Lion was previously available for purchase directly from Apple over the phone, but the company has decided ...
03:26 am GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Apple, Microsoft And Free Software
Apple announcedthis week that it will make its iWork suite of productivity applications free on new OS X and iOS devices. The company also made the Mavericks update to OS X free for all users, immedia...
02:12 am GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Surface Unit Volume Doubled In Most Recent Quarter
Microsoft today reported that its Surface line of tablets had revenue of $400 million in the most recent quarter. On its earnings call, the company stated that in the most recent quarter (fiscal Q1, 2...
02:02 am GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Tweetbot 3 Makes The Case For 3rd-Party Twitter Apps With Bones-Deep iOS 7 Rewrite
Today marks the launch of the full re-write of Tweetbot for iOS 7. The app is a paid upgrade, which is available for $2.99 at launch and will go up to $4.99 after the initial sale. As one of the most ...
01:48 am GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga's Shares Pop Nearly 12% On Lower-Than-Expected Losses
Zynga’s shares rose nearly 12 percent in after-hours trading on lower-than-estimated losses. Zynga posted a net loss of $68,000 on about $203 million of revenue, so they managed to stay roughly ...
01:43 am GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Breather Aims To Launch Its Network Of On-Demand Rooms In New York In Early 2014
There's no denying that New York is full of coffee shops and coworking spaces where a person can hunker down and get things done, but there's something to be said about a little privacy. And that's th...
01:27 am GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Reports Q3 Sales Of $17.09B, Up 24%, But Records Second Straight Loss
Amazon managed to beat expectations in its third quarter, with net sales of $17.09 billion, and a per-share loss of $0.09, or $41 million. The street had expected Amazon to lose $0.10 per share on sal...
01:11 am GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch TechStars Seattle Demo Day Showcases Google Glass Apps And More From 11 Startups
Eleven startups will present this afternoon at TechStars Seattle. I am here to check them out and see which ones look promising. I have an enterprise slant but several from this group, like a lot of s...
12:30 am GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Zynga Poaches DeNA's Clive Downie As New COO
The management shuffle at Zynga continues as new CEO Don Mattrick fills the executive ranks with longtime colleagues and friends from the industry. He’s poached Clive Downie from Japan’s D...
12:06 am GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Crushes FQ1 Expectations With Revenue of $18.5B, EPS Of $0.62, $400M In Surface Top Line
Microsoft reported its fiscal first quarter results today, with revenue of $18.53 billion and earnings per share of $0.62. Analysts had expected the first quarter of Microsoft's fiscal 2014 to generat...
12:06 am GMT - Fri, October 25, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter To Offer 70M Shares Priced At $17-$20 Per Share To Raise Up To $1.4B In IPO
Twitter will offer 70 million shares in its Initial Public Offering, and will price them at $17-$20 per share, according to an amended S-1 filing.Twitter’s IPO pricing range was rumored to drop ...
11:12 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch This Is What Instagram Ads Look Like
Instagram has just released the first images of what its ads will look like. Last month the company announced Sponsored Photos and Sponsored Videos would begin appearing in people's feeds from brands ...
11:10 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Announces NBC's Vivian Schiller As Head Of News Partnerships
With a Tweet today, Twitter announced Chief Digital Officer of NBC Vivian Schiller as head of its News Partnerships. Schiller will be leaving NBC News at year’s end and joining Twitter in Januar...
10:53 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Tesla Reportedly Poaches Apple VP Of Product Design Doug Field To Lead New Vehicle Development
Apple VP of Product Design Doug Field is leaving the company for Tesla, a CNBC report claims. The brief report says that Field will head programs that will drive the development of new vehicles for th...
10:53 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Tesla Snags Apple VP Of Mac Hardware To Lead New Vehicle Development
Apple VP of Product Design Doug Field is leaving the company for Tesla according to apress release from the automaker today.Field will head programs that will drive the development of new vehicles for...
10:35 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Pricing Engine Data Shows Lower Costs For Businesses That Advertise On Bing
Pricing Engine, a company that guides small businesses through the process of buying online ads, is presenting its first report today (at the Street Fight Summit New York) on data from its customers.T...
10:14 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Messaging App Line To Go Public In 2014 On The Tokyo Exchange, Report Says
According to Nikkei, Line, a popular messaging and call service, intends to go public in 2014 on the Tokyo stock exchange. The company is expected to go public at a valuation between $800 million USD ...
10:12 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Tumblr Rebuilds Search Feature To Be More Powerful, Filter NSFW Tags Better As It Passes 65B Posts
Tumblr has completely revamped its search feature to make it more user friendly and powerful. Among the updates are the ability to use multiple tags in one query, easier access to the explicit content...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch MediaSpike Says Its Network For In-Game Product Placement Now Reaches 20M Unique Users
MediaSpike, a startup that helps mobile and social game developers make money through product placement, is reportedly growing at an impressive clip. The company announced today that its network now r...
09:12 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Mavericks Reaches 5.5% Of North American OS X Web Traffic In 24 Hours
OS X Mavericks operating system already accounts for 5.5% of North American web traffic from Apple’s operating systems just 24 hours after release, ad tracking firm Chitika tells us. The rate of...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Cover Is An Android-Only Lockscreen That Shows Apps When You Need Them
You have more apps than you know what to do with, but Cover could fix that. It’s an Android lockscreen replacement launching (invite-only) today that adapts to show your top productivity apps at...
08:24 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Fancy Debuts Same-Day Delivery In 100 Cities Worldwide
Social commerce platformFancy, a startup that was a shoppable Pinterest before Pinterest itself became shoppable, has now added support for same-day delivery within its mobile application and website,...
08:17 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Cameleon Software Gets Acquired For $33M By PROS, A Big Data Solutions Company
CameleonSoftware, apubliclytraded company on the Paris Boursethat automates price quotes, has been acquired for $33 million in an all-cash transaction by PROS, a holding company that specializes in bi...
08:17 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Vine Update Lets Users Edit Videos, Save Multiple Drafts
Vine, Twitter's six-second looping video app, has just released an update to the app that brings two new big features to the video sharing platform: Sessions and Time Travel. Time Travel essentially l...
08:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Knoala, A New Parenting App From Ex-Slide Employees, Aims To Make Playtime More Fun
A team of ex-Slide employees (and later Google employees following the acquisition) based out of Shanghai, have launched a new parenting app calledKnoala,which offers a large catalog of development-bo...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch LongTail Video Rebrands As JW Player Because That's What Customers Know Them For
LongTail Video, maker of the open source web video player JW Player, has decided to rebrand because not a lot of people knew what their company did. But, as it turns out, tons of customers know the JW...
06:19 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch After Kickstarter, Formlabs, Maker Of The High-Res Form 1 3D Printer, Bags $19M Series A To Keep Building
Formlabs, an MIT Media Labs spin-out and maker of the high resolution Form 1 3D printer -- which came up on Kickstarter (where it pulled in nearly $3 million in crowdfunding) -- has closed a $19 milli...
06:19 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch After Kickstarter, High-Res Form 1 3D Printer Maker Formlabs Bags $19M Series A To Keep Building
Formlabs, an MIT Media Labs spin-out and maker of the high resolution Form 1 3D printer -- which came up on Kickstarter (where it pulled in nearly $3 million in crowdfunding) -- has closed a $19 milli...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Stipple Launches Image Attribution Service Stipple Search, Plus A Mobile App
Image tagging startup Stipple is announcing two new products today Stipple Search, which allows anyone to identify the owner of an image, and Stipple Mobile, a smartphone photo app.Stipple's technolo...
05:08 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch SFX Buys Readability Developer Arc90, Fame House and Tunezy To Give Its Electronic Dance Music Business A Digital Content Spin
Electronic dance music is big business today, and today SFX Entertainment, a $1 billion producer of live events and other electronic dance music content is making a big consolidation move to cement it...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch New Relic Makes A Bet On A Real-Time Service That Processes Billions Of Data Points For Ad Hoc Analysis
Everycouple ofmonths, New Relic CEO Lew Cirne has coded on a secret project, away from the family and mostly anyone else. He has been a code monk, cloistered in a cabin, developing a real-time analyti...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Tiger Pistol Launches New Social Marketing Tools For Small Businesses, Raises Another $1M
Tiger Pistol, a startup promising to make social media marketing easy for small businesses, is taking its tools out of beta testing. It's also announcing that it has raised $1 million in additional fu...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch The Football App Scores $7M Led By Union Square Ventures As It Preps For World Cup 2014
There's big money in football (or "soccer" as some TC readers like to say). And so it follows that there's money to be made in corresponding apps that let fans engross themselves with the beautiful ga...
04:51 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Irish E-Commerce Wunderkind Patrick Collison To Talk Global Ambition At Disrupt Europe
Patrick Collison, the co-founder of the popular online payments startup Stripeis only 25, but he is no stranger to the journey that entrepreneurs in Europe take when they start a company in Europe and...
04:43 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch BloomNation, A Platform For Local Florists, Raises $1.65M From Andreessen Horowitz & Others
BloomNation, a startup building a marketplace for florists and floral designers, has closed on $1.65 million in seed funding, the company is announcing today. The round was led by Chris Dixon at Andre...
04:35 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Jim Dalrymple's Loop Magazine Reboots With Stunning Mobile Publishing Platform Glide
Five months ago, veteran Apple reporter Jim Dalrymple made a bet that people would want to pay two bucks to read articles about tech, music and more in a minimal iPad magazine. Now, hes moving to a re...
04:32 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch OS X Mavericks Review: Apple's Mac Operating System Has A Need For Speed
OS X Mavericks, the first of Apple's post-big cat OS updates, is named for one of the nicest spots on Earth. Mavericks is a surf beach in California, and the operating system that takes its name defin...
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Sonos Goes Mini With Play:1 Entry-Level Speaker Line
Finally, after years of producing large, dense networked speakers, Sonos has gone mini. Last week Sonos announced the Play:1, an entry-level addition to their already impressive line up of hardware. T...
03:32 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Inspired By Film, Dubble Is A Photo-Sharing App That Turns Your Shots Into Digital Double Exposures
Photo-sharing has a new contender for your eyeballs. Meet Dubble: an app for iOS 7 made by a U.K. startup that lets you spice up your selfies by randomly pairing them with a photo taken by someone els...
03:11 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch The Loog Crowdfunded Kids' Guitar Goes Electric
"Judas!" cried someone from the carpeted, block-strewn floor. Mrs. Felton, the third grade teacher, looked at the kids with contempt."I don't believe you!" she yelled. ...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch From The Founders Of Docverse Comes Highfive, A Startup That's Raised $13.5 Million To Disrupt Enterprise Communications
There's a new player in town called Highfive that hopes to ease the pain of communications within the workforce, with technology that is rolling out in beta to some enterprise clients. Formerly known ...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch TiVo Launches Out-Of-Home Streaming From Roamio DVRs To Its Mobile App
Thanks to an update in both the TiVo hardware and mobile apps, users will be able to stream stuff they've recorded to the DVR or even programming that's appearing live to their mobile phone or tablet ...
01:17 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Malaysia-Based iMoney Raises $2M Series A To Help Consumers Compare Financial Services
iMoney Group, a Malaysia-based financial comparison startup, announced that it has raised a $2 million Series A round led by Singapore-based venture firm Jungle Ventures. Other investors include ECONA...
01:08 pm GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Signs BBC Global News To Its In-Stream Video TV Ad Program, Amplify
Twitter has signed up BBC Global News to its in-stream video TV ad targeting program, Amplify, its first partnership with a global news organisation. Last month it added CBS to the Amplify roster. Ori...
11:50 am GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Whatser Raises $475,000 To Increase Merchant Footfall Using Social Media
Back in 2010, Whatser launched as a way for friends to share their favourite locations. But by October the following year, after running out of runway, the startup voluntarily declared itself bankrupt...
11:09 am GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch SparkLabs Launches $30M Global Seed-Stage Fund With Ex-Facebooker Net Jacobsson And Former Horizons VC Frank Meehan
SparkLabs started with the mission of helping grow South Korea's young startup industry. Now it wants to bring its impressive network of mentors to entrepreneurs in the rest of the world with a new $3...
11:01 am GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn's Intro Feature Is Very Cool, And A Spectacularly Bad Idea
Earlier today LinkedIn launched a new iPad app and what appeared to be a pretty slick feature for iOS Mail called Intro. It presents the a profile of email senders right within the body of the message...
11:01 am GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn's Intro Feature Is Very Cool And A Spectacularly Bad Idea
Earlier today LinkedIn launched a new iPad app and what appeared to be a pretty slick feature for iOS Mail called Intro. It presents the a profile of email senders right within the body of the message...
09:14 am GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Payments Provider Fortumo Launches Program To Help Chinese Developers Expand Into New Markets
Mobile payments provider Fortumo has launched a program that will serve as a "one-stop shop" for Chinese developers that want to distribute their apps in other countries. Called Fortumo Expand, the pr...
07:15 am GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Viber Releases Update To BlackBerry App To Catch Up With iOS And Android
If you’re a BlackBerry fan, it may feel a bit like you can’t catch a break. But today Viber wants to change all that, delivering an updated version of the free calling and messaging app to...
04:12 am GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Cruise.me Makes Booking A Cruise Social And Not Horrendously Difficult
Although the founders of SF-based Blueseed have garnered some attention recently for their desire to turn a cruise ship into a floating coworking space for foreign entrepreneurs, booking floating vaca...
03:02 am GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch UK Peer-To-Peer Lending Platform Funding Circle Raises $37M, Targets U.S. SMBs In Merger With Endurance Lending Network
Small businesses have been called the lifeblood of our economy, and today a a financial services startup has picked up a significant round of funding to help them circulate better. Funding Circle, a U...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Inside A Google Ventures Design Sprint
Design isn’t something you would normally associate with a VC firm. But as more firms are adding value-added services, Google Ventures has created an all-star team of designers from Google, Mozi...
02:06 am GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest Raises Massive $225 Series E, Valuing The Firm At $3.8 Billion
According to sources at AllThingsD(which TechCrunch now confirms)Pinterest has closed on a significant new round of financing: $225 million in new funding, with Fidelity Investments in the lead. TechC...
02:06 am GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest Raises Massive $225 Million Series E, Valuing The Firm At $3.8 Billion
According to sources at AllThingsD(which TechCrunch now confirms)Pinterest has closed on a significant new round of financing: $225 million in new funding, with Fidelity Investments in the lead. TechC...
12:36 am GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Intuit Acquires Level Analytics, A Consulting Firm With A Specialty In Data Analytics
Intuit has acquired Level Analytics, a Mountain View consulting company that focuseson data science, big data, and analytics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. All the employees from LevelAnalytic...
12:36 am GMT - Thu, October 24, 2013
Techcrunch Intuit Acquires Level Up Analytics, A Consulting Firm With A Specialty In Data Analytics
Intuit has acquired Level Up Analytics, a Mountain View consulting company that focuseson data science, big data, and analytics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. All the employees from LevelAnaly...
11:53 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Healthcare.gov Ignores Birthdates, Dramatically Underestimates Prices
Healthcare.gov’s newest feature is presenting consumers with disturbingly misleading health insurance prices. CBS uncovered how the beleaguered federal insurance marketplace website is underesti...
10:54 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch German Chancellor Merkel Less Than Pleased That U.S. Likely Tapped Her Phone, Calls Pres. Obama In Protest
Earlier today the German publication Der Spiegelreported that that country’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, likely had her cell phone tapped by the United States intelligence apparatus. Germany is a...
10:26 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Acquires Apiphany, An API Management Service To Integrate With Windows Azure
Microsoft has acquired Apiphany, an API management company that it willintegratewith Windows Azure. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. A short post about the acquisition is on the Windows Azure blo...
10:26 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch About.me Launches Collections, A Pinterest For People
The folks at About.me have been busy since it spun out of Aol. A spin-out often puts the wind back in your sales, and the team, led by Tony Conrad and Ryan Frietas has not been content to idle.Instead...
10:06 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Crosses Its Hardware Rubicon
According to legend, a vision delivered by the gods caused Julius Caesar to commit the ultimate act of insurrection by crossing the Rubicon. Splashing through this minor river dividing Caesars provinc...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Confirms That The Desktop Start Screen Tile Is No Longer The Default In Windows RT 8.1
Microsoft today confirmed with TechCrunch that it has made the desktop Start Screen tile non-default in Windows RT 8.1. You can return the tile to the Start Screen in any size if you wish. It also exi...
09:22 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Hulu Finally Brings Free Videos To Mobile But It's Just Clips, And Only Works In The Browser (For Now?)
Days after naming its new CEO, Fox Networks Group president Mike Hopkins, Hulu has finally launched free video content for mobile users. But don’t get too excited – it’s just clips, ...
09:18 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Acquires Startup LookFlow To Work On Flickr And Deep Learning'
LookFlow, a startup that describes itself as "an entirely new way to explore images you love," just announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo and will be joining the Flickr team.The company writes ...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Launches Intro Which Embeds Rapportive Info Into The iOS Mail App, Plus An iPad Redesign
LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner says the barrier to his vision is scale, so it's beefing up its mobile experience with Intro, an integration adding LinkedIn and Rapportive info to Apple's Mail app, and a redes...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Launches Intro That Embeds Rapportive Info Into The iOS Mail App, Plus An iPad Redesign
LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner says the barrier to his vision is scale, so it's beefing up its mobile experience with Intro, an integration adding LinkedIn and Rapportive info to Apple's Mail app, and a redes...
09:02 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Pulse Will Become A One-Stop Content Shop For LinkedIn, Using LinkedIn Profile Logins For Curated Content
LinkedIn, the social network for the working world now pushing some 300 million members globally, is presenting an update on its mobile strategy today. As part of that, its parted the curtain a bit to...
09:01 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Keen IO Raises $2.35M For Its Custom Analytics Platform
There are lots of analytics services out there, but what if they don't give you the exact information that you're looking for? Well, you could build your own system from the ground up or you could us...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch YouTube Network Maker Studios Introduces Its Platform For Managing Videos And Engaging With Fans
Maker Max is designed to be a one-stop shop for all the information Maker creators might need to grow their audiences. It provides a dashboard with analytics to show all their views, subscribers, reve...
08:39 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn Hits 38% Of Unique Visits From Mobile, Up From 8% In Q1 2011
LinkedIn is making the shift to mobile too. It now sees 38% of unique visits from mobile.The 38% figure is up from 8% in 2011, and users who access via mobile are 2.5x as active as desktop-only users....
08:38 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook-Based Greeting Card App Cleverbug Rebrands As CleverCards, Adds Gift Products & More
The holiday greeting card season is nearly upon us, and today another company going after this market,Cleverbug, is relaunching its mobile application under new branding ("CleverCards"), with a boatlo...
08:10 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Academia.edu Crosses 5M Users And Acquires Plasmyd, A Search Engine For Research Papers
Academia.edu, a social networking platform for academics that’s looking to change the way scientific research is shared, just acquired Plasmyd, a search engine and discussion platform for resear...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Simple, Cloud-Based Payroll App ZenPayroll Debuts API
YC-backed ZenPayroll, the startup that offers an easy to use, cloud-based payroll application, has released its API, which allows third party software providers to integrate data from their offerings ...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Marblar Wants You To Help Create Samsung's Next NASA-Powered Product And Get Paid
Marblar, the product development platform that crowdsources ideas for commercial uses of scientific discoveries otherwise laying dormant in universities and research labs around the globe, is signific...
07:44 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Marblar Wants You To Create Samsung's Next NASA-Powered Product And Get Paid
Marblaris aproduct development platform that lets users generate ideas for commercial uses of scientific discoveries that lay dormant in universities and research labs around the globe. Today the comp...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch With A Fresh $1.7M In The Bank, Qlika Wants To Help Online Marketing Campaigns Go Hyperlocal
The story of nearly every business, great or small, begins with a problem. For Omri Morgenshtern, Ittai Chorev and Idan Zalzberg, it was the realization that many large organizations are spending mill...
07:21 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch SEC Votes To Propose Equity Crowdfunding By Unaccredited Investors, Now Up For Public Comment
Hundreds of days past the deadline, an SEC panel today unanimously voted to propose a rule allowing equity crowdfunding of startups by anyone, not just rich accredited investors. The rule will now go ...
07:12 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Paperless Post Brings Its Design-Focused Greeting Cards & Invitations To iPad
Design-focused online invitations and stationery companyPaperless Posthas launched its first iPad application today, which now offers all the content from the Paperless Post website – including ...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Quixey's First Consumer-Facing App Offers A New Take On App Search & Discovery For Android Users
A couple of weeks ago, mobileapp search engineQuixeyraised $50 million in Series C funding from Chinese e-commerce giantAlibaba and others, and today we're getting to see the first results of what's c...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch PopTip Launches Zipline, An Analytics Tool For Finding Common Phrases In Twitter Conversations
Social polling company PopTip has a new product for marketers, journalists, and others who want to know what people are really saying on Twitter about a given topic.Analytics seems like a logical exte...
04:58 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry's Bad Timing Buries Its Own Flicker Of Good News On BBM Android/iOS Downloads (10M In A Day)
BlackBerry finally started rolling out its BBM messaging client to iOS and Android yesterday -- weeks later than originally planned, after a botched earlier attempt. And years late from a market point...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Post $1.6M Seed Round, Ruffl Launches Real-Time Dining App For London
By now you will have probably heard of apps where you can literally book something based on that day's availability. Examples include Hotel Tonight, the same day Hotel booking app, and Yplan, the same...
03:48 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch After Raising Further 200K, TransferGo Launches Its Money Transfer Service In UK
Another startup is throwing its hat into the money transfer ring. Lithuanian-based TransferGo, which is currently part of the London fintech accelerator Level 39, is launching officially in the UK tod...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Bromium Raises $40M For Security Technology That Traps Malware And Limits Attacks
Bromium has raised $40 million for its micro virtual machine (micro-vm) technology that traps malware and analyzes it for IT administrators to examine once an attack takes place. The oversubscribed Se...
02:36 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch After 150KPlus Downloads On iOS, TourPal Closes $1MPlus Series A For Its Audio Guide Focused Travel App
Travel app startup, TourPal, has just closed a $1 million+ Series A, with investment coming from a group of private angels for its offline travel maps app that includes downloadable (paid) audio tours...
12:32 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Rocket Internet's Easy Taxi Lands $7M From iMENA To Expand In The Middle East
Rocket Internet and iMENA Holding have announced that they will partner together to launch mobile app Easy Taxi in the Middle East and North Africa. iMENA will invest $7 million into the app's regiona...
12:04 pm GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Expands Gear Smartwatch Compatibility - To Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2 & More Via Update Due Soon
Samsung has first mover advantage in the smartwatch space, launching its Galaxy Gear wearable last month. However the mobile companion device only worked if you also picked up Samsung's just released ...
11:50 am GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Intel Capital Invests $65M In Startups Ranging From Interactive Video To Wireless Electricity
IntelCapitalannouncedinvestments in 16 companies, totaling $65 million. The investments spanned cloud services, datacenter technologies, mobile and consumer-related services.The investments are as fol...
11:01 am GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Walmart's VUDU And Sony Pictures Introduce Online Extras For Digital Movies
Sony Pictures has teamed up with Walmart's Vudu to start offering additional content and features to viewers who buy movies through the streaming video service. The partnership is designed not just to...
09:11 am GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch With $2.6M From SoftTech, 500 Startups & More, BetterDoctor Wants To Take The Pain Out Of Finding The Best Local Care
After a frustrating search to find the best local doctor in San Francisco during a "series of family emergencies," Ari Tulla teamed up with friend and co-founder Tapio Tolvanen to do something about i...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 10.22.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session tonight at 8pm Pacific. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/GillmorGang...
05:38 am GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Prism Skylabs Raises $15M Round Led By Intel To Use Surveillance Cameras For In-Store Analytics
Video analytics startup Prism Skylabs announced today that it has raised $15 million in Series B funding.The company launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2011 (co-founder Ron Palmeri is also co-founder o...
05:32 am GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Two iPads To Tango
I walked into today's Apple event positive that the iPad mini with a retina display, if unveiled, would be the one iPad to rule them all. I was sure that such a device would so thoroughly upstage the ...
04:45 am GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Would Really Prefer If You Called The Surface RT Just Surface From Now On
Microsoft has renamed, or partially unnamed its Surface RT tablet to merely the “Surface.” The Surface RT struggled in the market through its first year in the wild. It has been mostly rep...
04:39 am GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Nexmo, The Telecom API Firm On Track For $40M In 2013 Revenue
Given the massive global popularity of messaging, the market in play is enormous.Nexmo is a quickly growing company that providescarrier-direct SMS and Voice APIs that developers can use to reach phon...
04:17 am GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch TV Apple Event Wrap-Up: Software Free And Now, New iPads And Macs
The Apple event in San Francisco today was a big one, in terms of just how much stuff Apple trotted out between software updates, pricing bombshells and new hardware. The iPad underwent a makeover and...
03:42 am GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Fashion GPS Gets Cozy With Editors, Provides Access To Product Stills
Three years after it began powering the event management logistics of fashion week, Fashion GPS is going one step deeper into the seasonal editorial cycle. Its newest feature, Styles 2.0, launched tod...
03:02 am GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Content Recommendation Service (And Rumored IPO Candidate) Outbrain Raises Another $35M
Outbrain is announcing that it has raised $35 million in new funding.If you've ever read an article and found a widget at the bottom recommending stories you might also like (which can come from multi...
02:51 am GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch TL;DR: Apple's October Keynote In A Nutshell
Apple wrapped its October event at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco earlier today and, as promised, there was plenty to dig into. We've pumped out plenty of stories dissecting Apple's myriad an...
02:18 am GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Sets Up $1 Billion Credit Line, MoPub Had $6.5M In Revenue In First Half Of 2013
Twitter has just announced via an S-1 amendment that "the Company entered into a revolving credit agreement with certain lenders which provides for a $1.0 billion revolving unsecured credit facility m...
01:30 am GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Handybook Hoovers Up $10M To Bring Its On-Demand Cleaning And Household Services To 5 New Cities
Are you unhappy with your cleaning service? Your local handyman? Thanks to the advance of the Web and adoption of mobile services, a handful of startups have popped up to take advantage of an opening ...
12:59 am GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Distimo's New App Lets You Track Analytics, Competitive Intelligence & App Store Leaderboards Right From Your iOS Device
Mobile analytics firm Distimo launched a new application for iOS users on iPhone and iPad today, which allows anyone - even non-developers - to keep an eye on app store trends. The company, which curr...
12:45 am GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch Former BabyCenter Exec Tina Sharkey Hired As CEO Of Sherpa Foundry
Scott Stanford and Shervin Pishevar’s Sherpa Foundry has brought on BabyCenter executive Tina Sharkey as its CEO. Previously, she was CEO of Johnson and Johnson wholly-owned subsidiary BabyCente...
12:14 am GMT - Wed, October 23, 2013
Techcrunch SkySQL Raises $20M To Support Open-Source Relational Database MariaDB
SkySQL has raised $20 million to deepen its support for MariaDB, the fast growing open-source relational database and the emerging database of choice for Wikipedia. The round was led by Intel Capital ...
11:54 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Hands On With The New 2013 Retina MacBook Pros
Apple has updated its 13- and its 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro laptops today, with changes that make both machines more powerful under the hood and that actually result in a size and weight savings for ...
11:50 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Hands On: Apple's New iPad Air Makes The Tablet A One-Handed Device
The most important thing about Apple's iPad Air is the fact that it is now a one-handed device. Previous generations of the full-size 9.7" iPad could not be held in a single hand for long periods of e...
11:32 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Hands On With The New iPad Mini With Retina Display
The first-generation iPad mini was near-perfect in terms of a small tablet, with the one big shortcoming being that it lacked Apple's impressive Retina high-resolution display. It was hard to go back ...
11:32 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Hands On: Apple's New Mac Pro Is An Insanely Quiet Thermal Wizard
Today at an event in San Francisco, Apple reintroduced its new Mac Pro computer which will form the vanguard of its new high-end lineup of machines for the professional set. The new Mac Pro got a Dece...
11:04 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Debuts Parental Controls For Chrome & Chromebook Computers With A Supervised Users Feature, Now In Beta
Google is officially beginning to roll out parental controls in its Chrome web browser in the form of a new "Supervised Users" feature that is live now in the beta channel for early testing ahead of i...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On ecoATM: The Green Solution For Selling Old Phones And Tablets
It's always nice to see a Crunchie winner mature into a successful business. Last year, ecoATM - a network of automated recycling stations for old phones and tablets - won the Crunchie award for "Best...
10:18 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Gets Serious About China With Day One iPad Air Launch For The First Time
Apple has made its interest in pursuing China to the best of its ability abundantly clear today. At the event to introduce its new models, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller announced that...
10:17 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Apple's New iPad Mini With Retina Display, Prices Start At $399
Considering that Apple's invitation proclaimed that were was "a lot to cover" today, it comes as no surprise that the announcement train is still chugging along. And after the usual weeks of leaks and...
10:12 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Adds Collaboration To iWork For iCloud To Take On Google Docs
Apple is trying to make its productivity software a little more appealing to users by making it free for those purchasing Mac or iOS devices. But that only matters if people use it. In an effort to ge...
09:46 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Follows In Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Footsteps, Makes OS X Updates Free
Apple announced today atits eventat San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardensthat its forthcoming update to OS X, Mavericks, will come at no cost to consumers. This is a change for Apple, a company th...
09:41 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Releases The New Mac Pro, A 4K Video-Editing, Super-Fast Powerhouse, Available In December For $2,999
Today Apple announced December availability for the Mac Pro, the strange, solid cylinder of computing power. It starts at $2,999 for the 3.7GHz quad-core Xeon, 12GB DRAM, 2GB VRAM, and 256GB. The new ...
09:40 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Hiyalife Release An iPhone App For Its Privacy-Aware Memories Platform
Back in the day a few startups came along to bring the interface of a time-line to our memories. We're all familiar with the Facebook news-feed approach, though in fairness, timelines are an age-old w...
09:32 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Unveils Cheaper MacBook Pro Retina With Intel Haswell Processors, Slimmer Designs
Today at Apple’s press conference, the company unveiled updated MacBook Pro models with retina displays. The new laptops sport the latest Intel processors based on the Haswell architecture. Both...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Makes OS X Mavericks A Free Upgrade, Available Today
Apple has announced the release date and price for the new version of its desktop OS, OS X Mavericks. And the big surprise is it’ll be free. The software is available to download from today. Ove...
09:14 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch 1 MillionPlus Apps Later, Apple Says Developers Have Made $13 Billion On Its Platform
The iOS App Store now has over a million apps, which have been downloaded 60 billion times. The news broke this morning at the Apple eventtaking place at San Franciscos Yerba Buena Center for the Arts...
09:13 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch iOS 7 By The Numbers: 200 Million Downloads In 5 Days, 64% Adoption Rate, 20 Million iTunes Radio Listeners
In San Francisco today, Apple shared some numbers during its keynote. Only five days after the iOS 7 release, 200 million devices ran the new operating system. It represents a 64 percent adoption rate...
08:41 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Locket Launches A Developer Toolkit That Lets App Publishers Push Ads To Android Lockscreens
Locket, the Android app that pays you (in tiny amounts) just for unlocking your smartphone, is today launching a toolkit for app developers which will allow them to publish their own content to users'...
08:06 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Startup Book Publisher Unbound Raises $2M For Kickstarter For Authors Platform
Just as crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding has taken off in recent years, it was clear this model was seeping into many other areas of business. One small startup that latched onto the model was Unbound...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Emu's Android Texting App Makes Your SMS Conversations Smarter
I know, I know: these days it seems like nearly everyone and their mother is trying to cash in on the mobile messaging app craze. And at first glance, a new Android messaging app called Emu seems like...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch In Pitch To NYC Regulators, Airbnb Claims It Generates $632M In Economic Activity
Peer-to-peer lodging marketplace Airbnb has faced some heat in New York City lately and is seeking to have new laws passed that would legitimize the service in the city. With that in mind, the company...
07:33 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Union Square Ventures Adds Hacker News-Like Link Sharing Community To Newly Designed Site
Union Square Ventures, the New York-based VC firm that has backed Twitter, Foursquare, Etsy, Zynga and many others, has debuted a newly redesigned website today. A VC firm launching a new site isn't u...
07:28 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Can You Click Your Way To Happiness? New Self-Help Service For The Stressed & Sad, Happify, Makes Big Claims
A new website catering to the stressed out, emotionally unfulfilled, and generally down called Happify is launching publicly today backed by $3.8 million in seed funding. Its goal? To bring the latest...
07:18 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Health Startup Noom Receives NIH Grant To Study Smartphone Tech In Eating Disorder Treatment
In the field of fitness trackers and apps, evidence of their efficacy is often anecdotal. The New York-based health startup Noom is looking to back their technology up with harder evidence, though, an...
07:10 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch eBay Adds 200 Trendsetter Star Curators, More Social Features To Its Marketplace
The influence of social media continues to extend beyond platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and today, eBay is throwing its hat into the ring. It is unveiling a series of new features in its Marketp...
06:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch eBay Acquires UK Startup Shutl To Change The Ecommerce Game With One Hour Delivery
eBay has announced an agreement to acquire Shutl, the UK-based marketplace that uses a network of couriers to deliver local goods within a a couple of hours of the online purchase. Terms were not disc...
06:06 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Cannonball For iPad Reorganizes Your Inbox Automatically, But It's Not For Power Users
There's no shortage of apps which are trying to build a better interface for managing email. The latest to join the melee is Cannonball, an iPad application which reorganizes the inbox by separating y...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Live From Apple's New iPad Announcement
It’s that time again! We’re live at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to take the stage to debut everything the company has been secret...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch WunWun Triples Orders Since Launch, Partners With Dwolla For Payment
Hot on the heels of Dwolla's big Dwolla Credit news, WunWun on-demand delivery service has some news of its own. Starting today, users of the service will be able to pay with Dwolla, either through Dw...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Video AdTech Startup Teads Closes $5.2M Series A, From Partech & Elaia, To Prep International Push
French video adTech startup Teads, which sells technology allowing publishers to embed video ads within articles that automatically play when they become visible on the user's screen, has closed a $5....
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Enterprise Software Company Blue Rooster Raises $3M, Opens Hong Kong Office
Enterprise software company Blue Rooster announced today that it has raised $3 million from PFU Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu. Seattle-based Blue Rooster said the funding is the first ...
04:57 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Apply For The TechCrunch Boston Pitch-Off Now
We're going to Boston and are looking for a few good startups to pitch.It's been too long since we've had an event in Boston. So we're doing it big this time around. Tickets are just $5 each and grant...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Announcing New Hardware Battlefield Judges Slava Rubin, Brady Forrest, And Trae Vassallo
Another day, another great set of judges for this year's Hardware Battlefield set to coincide with CES 2014. We are pleased to announce that Indiegogo's Slava Rubin, Brady Forrest of Highway 1, and in...
04:27 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch InMobi Launches New AppGalleries, A White Label App Store For Publishers To Curate Apps, And Boost Mobile Ads
Just over a year after InMobi bought MMTG Labs, the mobile ad company is today unveiling the first big product to come out of the acquisition: a new version of its AppGalleries offering, which lets pu...
04:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Acquires Android Performance Startup FlexyCore For A Reported $23 Million
Google has acquired the french startup FlexyCore, which is best known for its Android performance boosting solution DroidBooster. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although France's LExpansion, wh...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch BBM Finally Launches For Android And iOS, Years Too Late
If this was 2010, RIM launching BBM on Android and iOS would have been viewed as a nod to open communication and a platform-agnostic product strategy. If this was 2010, it would have been marked as a ...
03:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Where To Watch The Live Stream For Today's Apple iPad Event
Apple looks to be readying a live stream of its event taking place at 10 AM PT today at the Yerba Buena center in California, according to updates that are being pushed to users' Apple TV devices, as ...
03:48 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Mainframe2 Brings Powerful Apps To Your Browser
Menlo Park-based startup Mainframe2 came out of stealth at last weeks DEMO 2013 and unveiled its new cloud solution that lets you view graphical applications on any device.Founded in 2012 by graphics ...
03:26 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch After Silk Road Closure, And With Baidu's Blessing, Bitcoin Breaks $200 Again
The value of a single Bitcoin has broken the $200 mark for only the second time. The cost of a single Bitcoin hit a high of more than $205 earlier today on the biggest Bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, altho...
03:16 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Senator Charles Schumer, Location Analytics Firms Unveil Code Of Conduct For Tracking Shoppers By Cellphones
As companies like Apple and PayPal ramp up their in-store mobile commerce activities, privacy groups, location analytics companies and New York's U.S. Senator Charles Schumer today unveiled a new code...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Former Netflix CFO Barry McCarthy Joins Super-Secretive Payments Startup Clinkle As COO
Super-secretive startup Clinkle hasn't had a lot to say about what it's up to, but it's announcing a big hire today that it no doubt hopes will propel it forward in the mobile payments market. As the ...
01:38 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Nielsen: Old School TV Reigns Supreme At 58% Of Ad Spend, Internet Display Up 27% In Q2
As Nielsen continues to work closely with Twitter to track tweets about TV shows; Twitter continues to explore ways of using its platform to market TV content; and Internet portals contest who is the ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Payments Network Dwolla Moves Beyond Cash With Launch Of Dwolla Credit In Partnership With ADS
Des Moines-based Dwolla, a company building web-connected infrastructure for managing digital payments, is today taking its first step to move beyond support for cash with the debut of "Dwolla Credit....
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Berlin! Here Are The Judges, Prizes, Workshops, And Final Tickets For The First Ever Disrupt Europe Hackathon
Think you’re one of the best developers in all of Berlin? Here’s your chance to prove it and maybe, just maybe, take home a nice stack of cash for your efforts. This weekend, we’re ...
12:07 pm GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Pledges Allegiance To Windows RT With The $499 Lumia 2520 Tablet
Microsoft is dead-set on keeping Windows RT with devices like the Surface 2, but now that it’s committed to shelling out $7.2 billion for Nokia’s devices business the folks in Redmond have...
11:59 am GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Blogmutt, A Crowdsourcing Platform, Makes An Equity Offer To Its Bloggers For Hire
The SaaS model is now for blogging, too. A new breed of companies are crowdsourcing writers to do posts for small and large businesses. Blogmutt is a bit different than the other services in this rega...
11:53 am GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Instagram Finally Coming To Windows Phone, Nokia Confirms
It’s taken a lot longer than Nokia hoped it would but Windows Phone is finally getting an official Instagram client.The photo-sharing social network, whichhasnorth of 150 million monthly active ...
11:49 am GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Unleashes Two New Phablets, The Flagship Lumia 1520 And The Budget Lumia 1320
Well folks, this probably won't come as much of a shock, but those persistent rumors of a pair of Nokia Lumia phablets were true after all. Nokia officially pulled back the curtains on the Lumia 1520 ...
11:41 am GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins Board of China's Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management
Apple CEO Tim Cook has joined the advisory board of Tsinghua University's School of Economics and Management (SEM), according to its Web site. Located in Beijing, Tsinghua is one of China's most prest...
11:01 am GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Live From Apple's New iPad Announcement
It’s that time again! We’re live at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to take the stage to debut everything the company has been secret...
07:30 am GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Is Ordered To Start Using Microsoft Search In Hong Kong And Taiwan
Signed in 2010, Microsoft and Yahoo's ten-year Search Alliance was supposed to lift Google's stronghold on search advertising. But the deal has steadily eroded since then, with the latest sign coming ...
07:22 am GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch With $1M In Funding, Appsee Promises Mobile Developers Real Insight Into Their Users
Israeli startup Appsee says it's taking a different approach to mobile analytics.I wrote about the company more than a year ago under its old name, UserVOD, when it focused on making video recordings ...
07:15 am GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch YPlan Launches On Android
YPlan has only been around for less than a year, but the company is rapidly covering new ground. After expanding from the UK into New York city last month, the social planning service is today launchi...
05:50 am GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch LovelyHeroku Offers A Better Way To Manage Apps And Services
LovelyHeroku is a new breed of app that enables IT staff and developers to use their smartphones to manage their work on the Heroku platform-as-a-service (PaaS). It's the kind of service that reflects...
02:46 am GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix Tops HBO In Paid U.S. Subscribers As Members Stream 5 Billion Hours Of Content In Q3
Today, Netflix posted its third-quarter earnings, with the streaming video provider exceeding analyst projections thanks to strong subscriber growth in which it added 1.3 million domestically. Netflix...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch A Closer Look At Microsoft's New Surface 2 And Surface Pro 2 Tablets
Over the past few days, we’ve had in our hot hands the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. We published an initial video clipand hands-on notes last eveningand today, we’re sharing a ...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google Maps Engine Gets Free Tier And A Public Data Program To Help Governments, Other Orgs Surface Maps
Google is launching a free tier of Google Maps Engine today, in conjunction with its announcement of Maps Engine Pro, a small business tool. The free tier offers all of the same features but has small...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Maps Engine Pro Aims To Help Small Businesses Visualize Location Data As Easily As They Make A Pie Chart
Today, at Google’s San Francisco offices, Google introduced Maps Engine Pro, a utility that allows small businesses to use Google’s location tools to create maps out of location databases....
12:53 am GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Andreessen-Backed Game Developer TinyCo Lays Off 27 Employees
TinyCo, an early mobile game developer that picked up funding from Andreessen Horowitz, is laying off 27 employees as it moves toward a new strategy. The company says it will outline its new moves in ...
12:35 am GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch InfoScout Tells Brands Who Buys What By Getting Meatspace Shoppers To Photograph Receipts
Like Quantcast but for brick-and-mortar shopping data, not web traffic, InfoScout.co launches to give consumer product brands insight into consumer demographics. With $5 million from Bain Capital, Inf...
12:35 am GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix: Orange Is The New Black' Is Our Most-Watched Original, But Our TV Exclusives Are Even Bigger
Earlier comments from Netflix suggested that its show "Orange Is The New Black" was a hit specifically, the company said in July that each of its original shows had a better first week than the one b...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch TechStars-Backed Lua Will Open To The Public By 2014
More than two years after launching out of TechStars NYC, little Lua has grown up. The company, which provides mobile workforce technology to enterprise customers with mostly out-of-office employees (...
12:22 am GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Who Said It? President Obama Or An Infomercial?
At todays White House Press conference, President Obama came out to sell Americans on the Affordable Care Act and try todeflect criticism about Healthcare.govs continued glitches.I think most of us in...
12:03 am GMT - Tue, October 22, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix's Q3 Beats Analyst Estimates With 1.3M New Domestic Subscribers, $0.52 Earnings Per Share
Netflix's third-quarter earnings report just came out, with the company beating analyst expectations on higher-than-expected subscriber numbers. For the third quarter, Netflix reported earnings of 52 ...
10:34 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Social Video Broadcasting Startup Spreecast Comes Out Of Beta With A New Design
It's been two years since we first wrote about Spreecast, a startup which allows anyone to create live, social video broadcasts. After all that time, it's finally coming out of beta, and doing so with...
10:10 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Adds Video And New Pricing To Its Mobile App Ads
Facebook just announced two changes to its mobile app install ads that should make them more appealing to advertisers.First, the company says it will now support video in these ad units. "Video creati...
10:02 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Soylent Closes $1.5M In Seed Funding From Lerer, Andreessen Horowitz
Soylent, the drink that’s designed to be a person’s entire nutritional needs, just raised $1.5 million in seed funding from investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and Lerer Ventures. Yes...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook's Referrals To Media Sites Up 170% YOY, New Stories To Share Tells Pages What To Post
Facebook wants to get more news content in its feed by proving to media sites it's their premier social ally. Today it announced referral traffic to media sites is up an average of 170% this year, and...
09:51 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Releases Code, Help To Fix Surface RT Tablets Borked By Windows RT 8.1 Upgrade
The Windows RT 8.1 upgrade is on hiatus until Microsoft can fix an issue with the software that was causing havoc for a slim percentage of Surface RT owners moving to the new operating system.The comp...
09:51 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Releases Code To Fix Surface RT Tablets Borked By Windows RT 8.1 Upgrade
The Windows RT 8.1 upgrade is on hiatus until Microsoft can fix an issue with the software that was causing havoc for a slim percentage of Surface RT owners moving to the new operating system.The comp...
09:49 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry's BBM Will Hit iOS And Android Today, One Month After Botched Launch
Hey, remember when BlackBerry was going to officially roll out BBM for iOS and Android a few weekends ago only to be stymied by technical issues? At the time it was yet another dark mark on BlackBerry...
09:31 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Sqrrl Raises $2.5M To Provide Deeper Granularity For NSA-Born Database Technology
Sqrrl, a big data startup with links to the NSA, announced $5.2 million in Series A funding from existing investorsAtlas Venture and Matrix Partners, which will be used to further fund the development...
09:31 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Sqrrl Raises $5.2M To Provide Deeper Granularity For NSA-Born Database Technology
Sqrrl, a big data startup with links to the NSA, announced $5.2 million in Series A funding from existing investorsAtlas Venture and Matrix Partners, which will be used to further fund the development...
09:23 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Social Weddings Platform WedPics Tops Half A Million Users, 5MPlus Uploads, Ahead Of Series A
One of the challenges for startups going after the weddings space is that they must constantly acquire new users - at least before the word-of-mouth momentum kicks in, as brides, grooms and guests tel...
08:55 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Inkling Acquires Two Consumer Book Brands From Open Air Publishing As It Continues Push Beyond The Classroom
Interactive e-book Inkling first became known for bringing academic textbooks to the digital realms of iOS and the web. But in recent years it has expanded into consumer titles as well. And today, the...
08:06 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Snag A Disrupt Europe Ticket Before Prices Jump Tonight
Disrupt Europe is just one week off. Tickets are still on sale. Today is the last day to register for a spot in Startup Alley. There are still a few slots available for the hackathon. And, if you want...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch OneClass Raises $1.6M To Expand Its Note Collaboration Platform Beyond Post-Secondary
Toronto-based startup and FounderFuel accelerator graduate OneClass today announced a new $1.6 million Series A round investment led by SAIF partners and including previous investor Real Ventures, as ...
07:33 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch GGV Capital Brings On Early Xiaomi-Backer Hans Tung As Their Newest Partner
GGV Capital, a cross-border venture capital firm that focuses on China and U.S., is bringing on its sixth general partner through hiring Hans Tung from Qiming Ventures. He’s a VC that made an ea...
07:31 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch With Internet Explorer On Board, WebGL Is Ready For Prime Time
We've seen developers create 3D content in the browser for a while now, but to do so, they had to use Flash or other tools because browsers didn't support this kind of content out of the box. WebGL, a...
07:10 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo To Launch Consumer Tech Site With Help Of New York Times' David Pogue
Yahoo is planning to launch a consumer tech website with the help of long-time NYT columnist David Pogue. The news comes by way of Brian Stelter, long-time NYT writer, who reports via Twitter that Pog...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Maxthon Releases Its Mobile Browser For Windows Phone
Web browser maker Maxthon has introduced a cloud browser for Windows Phone. While this latest announcement doesn't have the same immediate growth potential for Maxthon as the deal it announced last mo...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Willow Garage Spin-Off Brings UBR-1 Mobile Robotics Research Platform Out Of Stealth
Unbounded Robotics has come out of stealth -- as the latest and last spin off from open source robotics maker and incubator Willow Garage, which created the PR2 robotics research and development platf...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Google Goes After Reporters With New Google Media Tools Site
Google has now became the latest tech company to introduce a centralized resource containing tools aimed at courting journalists, with the launch of a new hub calledGoogle Media Tools. The idea is to ...
05:31 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Experiences Partial Outage On Desktop And Mobile
If you were hoping to share your feelings about life with the world this Monday morning, you're out of luck. (Unless you prefer to do so with Twitter.) Facebook appears to be partially down at the mom...
05:12 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch 38% Of People Who Are Single And Looking Have Used A Dating Site Or App, Says Pew
One in 10 Americans have used a dating site or app, including 38% of people who currently describe themselves as "single and looking," according to Pew Research Center's first survey on online dating ...
04:48 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch This Is Your Last Chance To Register For Startup Alley At Disrupt Europe
Disrupt Europe in Berlinis almost here we would like to extend the offer for you, some of the best startups in the world, to take part in Startup Alley, our special pavilion focused on bringing amazin...
03:51 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Yandex's Metrica For Apps Gives Mobile Developers Another Free Tool To Track Their Wares
Russia's Yandex, which competes with Google in areas such as search, maps, translation services and more, and is the dominant search engine in its home market (reporting a 61.7% share, back in July), ...
03:31 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Panorama Education Wants To Help Fix Schools With Surveys And Analytics, Gets $4M From Zuckerberg's Startup:Education, Google Ventures And More
Panorama Education, a fast-growing startup that crafts and administers surveys for schools to help teachers and administrators get better insight into how they are performing in areas like learning an...
01:41 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch More Woe For Amazon In Germany As Antitrust Watchdog Investigates Its 3rd Party Pricing Practices
As Amazon starts to lay the groundwork for online holiday season sales, the e-commerce giant is also facing some fresh scrutiny from regulators in Europe over its practices. Today, the German antritru...
01:19 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Tablets To Grow 42.7% This Year, Says Gartner, As The Traditional PC declines 11.2%
The tablet category is continuing to eat the PC's lunch, albeit it's a large lunch so the feast is taking a while. Analyst Gartner expects worldwide tablet shipments to grow 42.7% this year, with ship...
01:19 pm GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Tablets To Grow 53.4% This Year, Says Gartner, As The Traditional PC declines 11.2% [Updated]
The tablet category is continuing to eat the PC's lunch, albeit it's a large lunch so the feast is taking a while. Analyst Gartner expects worldwide tablet shipments to grow 53.4% this year, with ship...
10:54 am GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch IBM Is Not A Cloud King
IBM reported its third quarter financials this past week that showed a company struggling with its legacy hardware business and the problems that come with a confused cloud services strategy.Revenues ...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Field Testing Microsoft's New Surface 2, And Surface Pro 2 Tablet Hybrids
Microsoft has two new Surface tablets that are currently up for preorder, and a crop of refreshed accessories. I’ve had the Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, and new Touch and Type covers for a few days...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch AmEx Partners With VeriFone To Allow NYC Taxi Passengers To Pay For Cab Fares With Rewards Points
Similar to other credit cards, AmEx card holders have been able to use the rewards points they earn for flights hotels, retail purchases and access to concerts and sports events. Today, AmEx is taking...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Ketchuppp Is An App That Wants To Help Friends Catch Up In Person - Not On Facebook
Are you spending too much time looking at what your friends are posting on Instagram and Facebook, and not enough time hanging out with each other IRL? The founders of Ketchuppp think so. Their answer...
05:15 am GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch OKpanda Lands $1.4M From 500 Startups, Mafia Wars & Tapjoy Founders To Bring Better English Language Learning To Asia
That's how a new startup called OKPanda hopes to stand out from the noise. Co-founded by serial entrepreneur and app developer Adam Gries and Nir Markus, the former co-founder and CTO of popular multi...
05:15 am GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch With Backing From Resolute, Mafia Wars, Tapjoy Founders & More, OKpanda Wants To Bring Better English Language Learning To Asia
That's how a new startup called OKPanda hopes to stand out from the noise. Co-founded by serial entrepreneur and app developer Adam Gries and Nir Markus, the former co-founder and CTO of popular multi...
02:36 am GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch HTC's CEO Sheds Some Operational Responsibility To Focus On Product Amid Falling Market Share
Today the Financial Times reported that HTC’s CEOPeter Chou will relinquish some of his daily operational responsibilities toCher Wang, another of the company’s founders. Chou will use his...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: A Farewell To Games Stores
They still hang on in there selling used games and new releases, but the long-predicted death of the video game store has not wavered. It's happening inch by inch, but may speed up considerably with t...
12:15 am GMT - Mon, October 21, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Pushes New Version Of OS X Mavericks GM To Quash Last Minute Bugs
The current consensus is that Apple currently plans on announcing the details of OS X Mavericks availability and pricing during this week’s event in San Francisco. In order to kill some last-min...
11:09 pm GMT - Sun, October 20, 2013
Techcrunch VCs Try A New Method: Curated Events
VCs have long thrown events for portfolio startups to share knowledge, and learn from each other and from previous successful entrepreneurs. Last year’s Kleiner Perkins CEO Summit featured fires...
10:38 pm GMT - Sun, October 20, 2013
Techcrunch The NSA Hacked Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon's Email While He Was In Office
Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden demonstrate that the National Security Agency (NSA) hacked the email of former Mexican President Felipe Calderon while he was in office, accord...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 20, 2013
Techcrunch Cooliris Reports Big Growth in Asia And 3B Connected 3B Photos
Over the past year or so, photo service Cooliris has been announcing a number of international partnerships with companies like Renren, Yandex, and most recently Baidu.Earlier this week I met with Coo...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 20, 2013
Techcrunch Cooliris Reports Big Growth in Asia And Connected 3B Photos
Over the past year, photo app Cooliris has been announcing a number of international partnerships with companies like Renren, Yandex, and most recently Baidu.Earlier this week I met with Cooliris CEO ...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 20, 2013
Techcrunch Cooliris Reports Big Growth in Asia And 3B Connected Photos
Over the past year or so, photo service Cooliris has been announcing a number of international partnerships with companies like Renren, Yandex, and most recently Baidu.Earlier this week I met with Coo...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 20, 2013
Techcrunch Rethinking The Seductiveness Of Mobile-First
Editors Note:Semil Shahworks on product forSwell, is aTechCrunchcolumnist, and aninvestor. He blogs atHaywire, and you can follow him on Twitter [email protected] For the past few months, my weekly column her...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 20, 2013
Techcrunch Skim Is Snapchat For Text
Serious question: Which would you prefer? To have all of your chat conversations instantly deleted upon receipt (Snapchat-style), or to keep a record of each and every word forever on the internet? A ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 20, 2013
Techcrunch How Healthcare.gov Doomed Itself By Screwing Startups
Healthcare.gov, a government-run e-commerce website for the Affordable Care Act, does not actually need to exist. The still-dysfunctional federal site could have offloaded all of the work to startups,...
06:56 pm GMT - Sun, October 20, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Product Placement Architect Suzanne Lindbergh Confirms Departure To Jawbone
Apple executive Suzanne Lindbergh, who has been with the company for 25 years, confirmed via email today that she has accepted a new position with speaker and Bluetooth accessory maker Jawbone. The ma...
03:53 pm GMT - Sun, October 20, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter's #Music App Could Be On The Way Out, Says New Report
Twitter's #Music app, which offered social music discovery culled from activity on the 140-character sharing service, is reportedly nearing the end of its brief life, according to a new report from Al...
06:32 am GMT - Sun, October 20, 2013
Techcrunch In Which Jack Dorsey Reads Us Some Poetry And Lists And Plays Us A Jazz Tune
Jack Dorsey seems to be at the tech world's center of attention over the last few weeks, thanks to a series of articles and an upcoming discussing the early days of Twitter, and whether or not he scre...
05:21 am GMT - Sun, October 20, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Exec Makes Really Inopportune BART Strike Joke
The thing about race, class, religion and gender is that, for the most part, it is out of people's control.This all-encompassing feeling of lack of control is why when chronically underpaid service pr...
05:18 am GMT - Sun, October 20, 2013
Techcrunch Airbnb Has Now Served 9M Guests Since Being Founded, Up From 4M At The End Of Last Year
Airbnb continues to grow at an amazing pace, and now has served a total of 9 million guests in the five years since being founded. At Y Combinator's annual startup school today, Airbnb co-founder and ...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, October 20, 2013
Techcrunch Loop: The Future Of Mobile Payments Or A Temporary Fix?
Loop is a new mobile payments startup making some fairly big claims. The company says it has invented a technology that lets you pay with your phone at nearly any point-of-sale across the U.S., withou...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, October 20, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Earnings Week Winners And Losers, Netflix Cozying Up To Comcast, Path Layoffs
This week felt like a long one, am I right? But Saturday is finally here, and along with it is a new episode of CrunchWeek, the show that brings three writers, three TechCrunch TV cameras, and a whole...
01:06 am GMT - Sun, October 20, 2013
Techcrunch Optimizely CEO Dan Siroker's Trick For How To Test Investors, Board Members
Dan Siroker, the co-founder and CEO of Optimizely, a Y Combinator-backed company that helps businesses A/B test their webpages, says he’s got a trick for testing prospective investors. He runs t...
12:23 am GMT - Sun, October 20, 2013
Techcrunch Phil Libin On Evernote's Close Call: Just 3 Weeks of Cash Left During The 2008 Financial Crisis
While Evernote now has north of 75 million users and a valuation that’s reportedly more than $1 billion, there were many close calls. In fact, the company had just three weeks of cash left durin...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, October 20, 2013
Techcrunch The Key To Entrepreneurial Success In South Asia
The combination of skinny jeans, hipster glasses and confident personalities like Dave McClure or Steve Blank, it seems, is irresistible.But this style has nothing to do with building a great company....
11:35 pm GMT - Sat, October 19, 2013
Techcrunch Walmart Labs' Subscription Snack Service Goodies.co Will Shut Down
Last year, Walmart Labs jumped on the subscription commerce bandwagon in an effort to compete with a whole range of startups offering monthly boxes of goodies to customers with a new service called Go...
09:56 pm GMT - Sat, October 19, 2013
Techcrunch Former News Corp Exec Greg Clayman Joins Vimeo
News Corp executive Greg Clayman has left his position with the company to join video distribution firm Vimeo as its general manager of audience networks. The news was first reported by Bloomberg, and...
09:04 pm GMT - Sat, October 19, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Yanks Windows RT 8.1 Update Temporarily Following Discovery Of A Situation
If you are a Windows RT user looking forward to moving to Windows RT 8.1, you can’t, at least for a little while. Today Microsoft removed the update from the Windows Store following the uncoveri...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 19, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Bluetooth Nipple Rings
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Doc Searls, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor demonstrate once again a complete disregard for the trending topics of the week. Instead, we talk bodyware, i...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 19, 2013
Techcrunch The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Reinventing Yourself
Here are the rules:Ive been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it over and over. Ive started entire new careers. People who knew me then, dont me now. And so on.Ive had to change car...
06:45 pm GMT - Sat, October 19, 2013
Techcrunch Seene Uses Computer Vision To Create Unique And Eerie 3D Images On iPhone
It’s not often that I use a new ‘photo capture’ app and impressed by it within seconds. It’s not that there’s not a lot of cool stuff being built out there, it’s ju...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 19, 2013
Techcrunch Zuck Knows If You've Been Bad Or Good, So Be Good For Goodness' Sake
Like everyone else I am shocked, shocked!, to learn that Facebook's latest policy switch was one which will lead to users posting more public data. This time it's teenagers, who now "have the choice t...
04:14 am GMT - Sat, October 19, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Employees Jokingly Referred To Gold iPhone 5s As The Kardashian Phone'
Internally, the gold iPhone 5s was jokingly referred to as ‘The Kardashian Phone’ by some Apple employees. This fact was tweeted out by the NYT’s Nick Bilton today and we confirmed t...
02:33 am GMT - Sat, October 19, 2013
Techcrunch MonicaPlusAndy, A Children's Clothing Line And Online Store From Bonobos Founder's Sister, Debuts
Monica+Andy, anew children's clothing line and online store launching in early November has benefit of receiving input from a famous name in the e-commerce space: the "Andy" in "Monica+Andy" is Andy D...
01:48 am GMT - Sat, October 19, 2013
Techcrunch Wolfram Alpha Launches Problem Generator To Help Students Learn Math
If you're studying math or science, you are probably pretty familiar with Wolfram Alpha as a tool for figuring out complicated equations. That makes it a pretty good tool for cheating, but not necessa...
01:30 am GMT - Sat, October 19, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Greylock's Simon Rothman On Disruptive Marketplaces, Greymarket And More
In this week's Ask A VC, we were joined by Greylock's newest partner, Simon Rothman to talk about future disruptive marketplaces and more....
01:23 am GMT - Sat, October 19, 2013
Techcrunch U.S. Cellular Gets The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on November 8th
U.S. Cellular, the 5th largest wireless network in the US, has announced today that it will get the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on November 8th. Subscribers on the network have been champing at the bit fo...
12:09 am GMT - Sat, October 19, 2013
Techcrunch Capo 3 Released, Allows Guitarists To Learn Hot Licks And Cool Jams
As TechCrunch's resident guitarist/horrible guitarist, I enjoy apps like Capo. The $29 program allows you to "reverse engineer" any song in your iTunes library, allowing you to play along by marking o...
12:07 am GMT - Sat, October 19, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang 10.18.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Doc Searls, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 1pm Pacific. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/GillmorGang...
11:55 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Why The Outlook For High-Skilled Immigration Reform In 2013 Remains Troubled
Coming off of what can only be called a political victory in the shutdown and debt limit crisis, President Obama is making noise about reviving comprehensive immigration reform from its dead status.Do...
11:27 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Occipital Raises $1M (And Counting) On Kickstarter To Bring 3D Scanning To The Masses
Boulder & SF-based startup Occipital is probably still best known for its Red Laser and 360Panorama apps, but it confirmed today that it raised over $1 million on Kickstarter to bring its Structur...
11:12 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Google Partners With Facebook To Let DoubleClick Clients Buy Retargeted Ads On FBX
Google and Facebook are getting a bit friendlier despite their social networking competition. Google’s DoubleClick ad buying software will soon allow clients to buy retargeted ads on Facebook. F...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Windows 8.1, The Kindle Fire HDX, And Curved Display Smartphones
That's right. It's Gadgets Podcast time once again, and all I can say is TGIF. ...
10:28 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch High School Athlete Site beRecruited Secretly Acquired Last Year By Raine Group For $17M-$22M
beRecruited, the "LinkedIn for high school athletes" looking to be recruited by college teams, was secretly acquired by private equity firm The Raine Group, sources tell me and beRecruited now verifie...
10:22 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Hybrid Data Storage And Backup Company Nimble Storage Files For $150M IPO
Nimble Storage, the developer of flash-optimized, hybrid storage and backup solutions for the enterprise has filed its S-1 with the SEC today. The company aims to raise as much as $150 million in the ...
09:57 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Quietly Shuttering Pioneering Location Network Dopplr Nov 1st, 4 Years After Acquisition
Nokia has very quietly shuttered the social travel service Dopplr today, just over 4 years after acquiring it back in 2009. Nokia placed an announcement on the Dopplr homepagethat says the service wil...
09:33 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Windows Azure Offers Up To 22% Price Drop For Memory-Intensive Apps While Questions Remain About Running An In-House Cloud
Windows Azure is offering up to 22 percent off the cost of memory-intensive compute instances across Windows, Linux and its "Cloud Services" offerings. The price drop is primarily for running applicat...
09:06 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Digital Loyalty Platform Pirq Launches Nationwide, Gives Up On Daily Deals
Seattle-based Pirq, a digital loyalty and deals platform provider, is nowmoving away from the deal space entirely, the company says. In addition to deals, the startup had earlier been testinga digital...
08:58 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Motorola Is Becoming Google's Surface
Motorola isn’t doing very well as a part of Google. In Google’s most recently reported quarter, Motorola garnered revenue of $1.18 billion. Not a small number, but a mere 8% of its parent ...
08:55 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Kickstart This Oscilloscope Watch To See Your Hardware Beat To The Beat Of The Drums
Some day archeologists will look back on our civilization and wonder why we had so many smart watches. Case in point: the Oscilloscope Watch by Gabriel Anzziani is a wild little bit of gear that adds ...
08:14 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Virgin Galactic Wants To Do Moon Cruises, Replace The Concorde For Terrestrial Travel
Virgin Galactic is starting off sending a small group of billionaires into space, which is pretty cool... if you're a billionaire. But the startup's (yes, it's a startup, even with Richard Branson at ...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Automatic Link Review Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Realtime Driving Feedback
I have something to get off my chest: I live in New Jersey, so by definition that makes me a "Jersey driver". Ive never thought of myself as the sort of manically aggressive road warrior that befits t...
07:48 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Betterment Acquires ImpulseSave, The App That Encourages You To Save Money Rather Than Spend It
ImpulseSave, the startup that launched last year at Disrupt San Francisco 2012 with a mobile app aimed at encouraging people to put away money in their savings accounts, has been acquired by Bettermen...
06:32 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Social Game Developers To Speak At Disrupt Europe About Avoiding One Hit Wonders
With FarmVille, Mafia Wars and other games, Zynga became the darling of the social gaming world. But after going public, the company wasn't able to reproduce its early successes and is struggling to r...
06:23 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Datawind's Sub-$50 Android Tablet Hitting The UK Soon, Next-Gen Device Matches iPad Specs On Paper
The DataWind Aakash tablet made headlines when it promised to deliver a full-featured Android device for just under $50 a couple years back, and now the company and the device have shared some new inf...
06:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Vowch, Because Some Recommendations Think Outside The Box
Countless apps have tried to nail down the recommendations space, with not one rising to dominance. Today, another launches out of public beta to try and win the space that's been so highly sought aft...
05:53 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Chinese Game Developer Chukong Raises $50M Series D Led By New Horizon
Chukong, one of China’s largest mobile game developers, has picked up $50 million in extra funding led by Chinese private equity fund New Horizon Capital. It comes on top of three previous round...
05:45 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Aereo To Launch In Detroit On October 28
Despite new lawsuits sprouting up, Aereo continues to press on with a national expansion plan, with Detroit next on the list. The streaming TV service, which offers live television and DVR service acr...
05:43 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Post-Funding Round, Skycure Launches Its Mobile Hacker Detection Software
Last year we covered the news that Skycure - a Bring Your Own Device security startup - had raised $3 million in a round lead by Israeli VC Pitango. It's now launched a new suite of threat detection ...
05:24 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Social Translation App Linqapp Connects You With Native Speakers For Speedy, Accurate Answers
A lot of great startups are revolutionizing the way we learn languages. There are plenty of situations you encounter while traveling or studying, however, that really just need a quick answer from a n...
05:23 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs
Hello, puny human! How are your watery, floaty insides today? Good? Good. In this installment of TIDWRTWHUFOO we present the 3D-printed robot named Poppy. Poppy looks like a little mensch, all moxie a...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Dijit Can Now Send TV Reminders To Your Email, On Behalf Of Your Favorite Networks
Dijit is taking a little bit of a different approach to helping users make sure they don't miss their favorite shows, and it's doing so in partnership with a number of big broadcast and cable networks...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Sprylogics Says Its New SDK Makes It Easy For Mobile Developers To Add Local Search
Publishers and developers who want to include local search to their mobile apps have a new tool at their disposal a software development kit from Sprylogics.CMO William Mougayar (whose social inbox s...
03:51 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch After 25K Downloads On iOS, Doctape Brings Its Standalone File Viewer App To Android
doctape Viewer, an app which competes with the likes of Documents by Readdle and GoodReader by letting mobiles users view file types not supported natively on their OS, has landed on Android as a paid...
03:46 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Autodesk CEO Carl Bass Thinks The Future Of Hardware Startups Extends To The Moon And Beyond
Autodesk isn't a startup, but in a lot of ways, the graphics software giant is behaving like one and helping pave the way for a new generation of hardware entrepreneurs in the process. CEO Carl Bass ...
03:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Rocket Lawyer Is Free To Use Free', As Court Denies Rival LegalZoom A Hearing For Its False Ad Claims
Case closed for Rocket Lawyer, the online legal services startup that was getting sued by its rival LegalZoom over claims of false advertising and other Federal Trade Commission violations. The court ...
03:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Is Rocket Lawyer Free To Use Free'? Court Denies Rival LegalZoom Its Motion For Summary Judgment, Orders Trial For False Ad Claims
Another development in the case between rivals Rocket Lawyer, the online legal services startup, and LegalZoom, which is suing Rocket Lawyer LegalZoom over claims of false advertising and other Federa...
02:56 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Wishberg Raises $150K To Help Users Achieve Their Goals
Wishberg, a startup that lets users share a "bucket list" of their goals, announced that it has raised $150,000 in seed funding from India Quotient, a venture capital fund that focuses on early stage ...
02:03 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch China's Lenovo Likely Eyeing Portions Of BlackBerry - Not The Whole Pie
Chinese phone and PC maker Lenovo has once again been linked with a potential BlackBerry acquisition. Yesterday the Wall Street Journal suggested Lenovo is actively considering a bid for all of Black...
01:52 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Tyba Secures $1.3M Round Led by Sunstone Capital To Fix College Recruitment
Back in August, Collegefeed, a service that combines crowdsourcing with social networking to connect students with each other and potential employers, raised $1.8 million in a round led by Accel Partn...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch E-Loan Specialist Wonga Buys Rocket Internet's BillPay, The PayPal Of Germany, To Move Deeper Into Payments And Europe
Wonga is a UK-based startup best known for its online payday loan services, but today the company made a move that could see it not only extending across to other markets in Europe but also into other...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch E-Loan Specialist Wonga Buys BillPay, The PayPal Of Germany, To Move Deeper Into Payments
Wonga is a UK-based startup best known for its online payday loan services, but today the company made a move that could see it not only extending across to other markets in Europe but also into other...
11:45 am GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Come And Build With Us At The Disrupt Europe Hackathon - We're Nearly Out Of Tickets!
It’s almost time. In just over a week, we’re bringing the TechCrunch Disrupt conference to Europe for the very first time. And you know what comes before every Disrupt? One of our crazy, i...
08:07 am GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Could San Francisco Automate Strike-Threatening Train Drivers?
For the past three business days, the entire San Francisco Bay Area has been on the brink of a full-fledged train strike. The unpredictable negotiations have leftcommuters in limbo: it's too risky to ...
08:07 am GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Could San Francisco Automate BART Workers Threatening To Strike?
For the past three business days, the entire San Francisco Bay Area has been on the brink of a full-fledged train strike. The unpredictable negotiations have leftcommuters in limbo: it's too risky to ...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch US Tech Companies Raised $8.1B In 806 VC Deals In Q3, Capital Raised, M&A Activity And IPOs All Up From Previous Quarter
Dow Jones Venture Source released its quarterly report on the state of venture capital, including data on number of VC deals, funds raised, M&As and IPOs in the technology sector. According to the...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch U.S. Tech Companies Raised $8.1B In 806 VC Deals In Q3, Capital Raised, M&A Activity And IPOs All Up From Previous Quarter
Dow Jones Venture Source released its quarterly report on the state of venture capital, including data on number of VC deals, funds raised, M&As and IPOs in the technology sector. According to the...
03:49 am GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Apple CFO Oppenheimer Says New Carbon-Balanced Campus 2 Will Foster Collaboration
“We can’t wait to get our people closer together, we’re a very collaborative company. One of the beauties of Apple Campus 2 is that it will be walkable. It will be great for us to in...
01:45 am GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch How Money And Politics Brought Waywire And Magnify Together
It's official: Today, New York City-based startup Magnify has acquired Waywire, the once-hyped startup founded by Senator-elect Cory Booker. That's been widely expected ever since AllThingsD broke the...
01:24 am GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch 40% Of YouTube Traffic Now Mobile, Up From 25% In 2012, 6% In 2011
It's hard to get people to concentrate long on anything on their phones and tablets, yet YouTube seems to be the exception. The video service is quickly going mobile, with small screens making up 40% ...
01:05 am GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Europe Podcast: Dailymotion Is Growing, SwiftKey Gets Better, Cambridge Gets Into VC
This week, we talk about SwiftKey releasing a lot of new keyboard layouts and features, Dailymotion expanding to Japan and acquiring a startup in Europe, and Cambridge getting into VC. This is the Tec...
01:02 am GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Developers Can Now Submit Windows 8.1 Applications To The Windows Store
Developers are now free to submit their Windows 8.1-ready applications.Microsoft initially denied developers access to the operating system after it was released to OEM partners. Developers, accustome...
12:57 am GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Fashion Inspiration For Tots: Lil'Stylers Wants Parents To Snap & Share Their Kids' Best Looks
Lil'Stylers, a new shopping discovery service launching first on the iPhone, has a different (and maybe unsettling?) take on tracking children's fashion trends. For those following mobile shopping spa...
12:43 am GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Confirms It's Working On Books, And Other Key Bits From Its Windows 8.1 Reddit AMA
Windows 8.1 day rolls along, and, while I assume that you have already updated if you were a Windows 8 user, Microsoft is continuing to speak out about its new software. The company has again taken to...
12:04 am GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Google Beats The Street In Q3 With $14.89B In Revenue, Net Income Of $2.97B, And EPS Of $10.74
Google's Q3 2013 earnings report has just crossed the wires, and they're better than expected. The company reported that over the past three months it generated $14.89 billion in consolidated revenue ...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Brings Post/Comment Editing And Photo Comments To iOS To Catch Up With Web
Facebook's trying hard to be a mobile first company, but a lot of new features still come out on desktop first where it's easier to test. But today, the options to edit posts and comments after publis...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, October 18, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Brings Trending Topics, Post/Comment Editing, And Photo Comments To iOS
Facebook's trying hard to be a mobile first company, but a lot of new features still come out on desktop first where it's easier to test. But today, the options to edit posts and comments after publis...
11:24 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Hulu Names Fox's Mike Hopkins As CEO
Hulu has announced that Mike Hopkins, a board member at Hulu and president of Fox Networks Group, is the company's new CEO. Hopkins had previously been reported as the likely candidate for the role.It...
10:41 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Now With 175MPlus Users, SoundHound Launches Its iOS 7 App, As Company Struggles To Exit Shazam's Shadow
SoundHound's music identification app has the unfortunate position of having to live in Shazam's shadow, but that may not be the case for much longer. Though both apps currently allow users to push a ...
10:32 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Why Senator Shutdown, Ted Cruz, Blocked The FCC Chairman Nominee
Tea Party darling and government shutdown-enthusiastTexas Senator Ted Cruz just blocked the nomination of Thomas Wheeler for Federal Communications Commission Chairman. In a statement to TechCrunch, a...
10:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Planting A Startup Garden
"We're less interested in deal-making than getting things going. Perhaps I'm just naive."Those are the words of Rick DeVos, founder and CEO of the Michigan-based Start Garden, a $15 million investment...
10:01 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch A Standalone Messaging App Is The Last Thing Twitter Needs
Despite being one of the most popular and powerful social networks on the planet, Twitter is far from perfect. With only a quarter of the 1 billion registered accounts remaining active, the platform c...
09:53 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Mindie Is An Immersive Music And Video Jukebox App Done Right
Meet Mindie, a beautifully designed video-sharing app for the iPhone. But calling it a video app is just one part of the story. It’s not yet another Vine, Instagram or even MixBit competitor. Mi...
09:43 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Fun Video Makes Startup Life Look As Easy As Watching MTV - If Only
We were randomly emailed by one Michal Sadowski, an entrepreneur from Poland. The video he sent us is a sort of MTV-esque homage to the swirl of experiences that might happen to a startup founder were...
09:35 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch ParStream Raises $8M From Khosla Ventures For Data Analytics Platform
ParStream, one of the mostpromisingdata analytics startups, has raised an $8 million Series B round led by Khosla Ventures. The round increases ParStream's total funding to $13.6 million. The company ...
09:21 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Can't Find The Windows 8.1 Update? Here's How To Get It
Earlier today, Microsoft released Windows 8.1, the successor to its controversial Windows 8 operating system. From what I can tell, most folks appear to be having a fine time updating. Not everyone, m...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Google Updates Ngram Viewer With Improved Search Tools
The Google Books Ngram Viewergota new set of features today that will make it useful for more advanced research incorpus linguisticsby adding wildcards and the ability to search for inflections and mu...
08:47 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Le Laboratoire's Ophone Is A Smartphone For The Nose That Knows
Can you smell a symphony? If Le Laboratoire has its way, you soon will. The contemporary art and design sensor founded by academic and scientists David Edwards in 2007 was at Wired's 2013 event in Lon...
08:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter's Theoretically Temporary URL Messaging Ban Due To Massive Wave Of DM Spam
Late yesterday afternoon many Twitter users began to notice that they could no longer send Direct Messages containing URLs. The complaints about the issue gained steam late into the night, when we rep...
08:28 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Mode Lands A $550K Seed Round Led By David Sacks To Bring Online Collaboration To Data Science
Mode, a company that is building an online repository for data science work, announced today that it has secured a $550,000 seed round of funding, led by Yammer founder David Sacks. Mode CEO Derek Ste...
08:17 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Oracle Buys Compendium, A Content Marketing Startup, To Build Up Its Arsenal Against Frenemy Salesforce
On the heels of its $871 million acquisition of Eloqua in December 2012, today Oracle is sailing into another acquisition in the cloud-based marketing space in competition with Salesforce and others. ...
08:09 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch F6S Becomes A Global Clearinghouse For Startup Freebies, $100M Worth
Last year we covered an interesting new global initiative, and the rash of new accelerators across the world created a problem: how to apply for many of them. To the rescue came f6S.com, a way for sta...
08:02 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch FlyKly Wants To Turn Your Pedal Bike Into An E-Bike By Swapping Out The Back Wheel & Adding An App
FlyKly Smart Wheel is a Kickstarter project that wants to turn your boring old pedal bike into a sneakily pedal-assisted electro-bike by sticking an electric motor in the back wheel. Or, more specific...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Backed By SocialPlusCapital, A16Z, And Formation8, Data Elite Launches Lab To Fund And Advise Big Data Startups
If AngelList provides a foundation for investment 'capital as a service,' then Data Elite could be the model for 'advising-as-a-service.' Data Elite is launching today as a a venture lab and fund that...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Rent The Runway Branches Further Offline, With A Permanent Showroom At Henri Bendel
E-commerce startups have been working at the online-offline game for a while now, in the form of pop-up shops and brick-and-mortar investments like Warby Parker's New York flagship and Bonobos' Guide ...
07:34 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Thanks To Shark Tank, Breathometer Scores $2 Million In Funding
Breathometer wants to help reduce the number of drunk drivers there are on the road, thanks to a pocket-sized device that connects to your phone through its headphone jack and can guage your blood alc...
07:23 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Waterhouse Jumps Wellington's Ship To Boost Balderton's Early Stage Activity
Following recent changes at DFJ Esprit, Forward Ventures, and Index Ventures, today sees another change in European VC personnel. Long-time partner Daniel Waterhouse has left Wellington Partners to jo...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch The Makerbot Digitizer Is Nearly Magic
When I was a kid I was amazed by advances technology. I went to a friend's house when I was in fifth grade and his father had a PC - an IBM PC, I believe - with a built in hard drive. We loaded King'...
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Trailerpop, An App That Makes Movie Trailers A Game, Looks To Tap Video Advertising
Because games are the overwhelmingly most actively used and lucrative category in the two major app stores, it’s no surprise that apps from other categories have tried to employ gaming mechanics...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch In A Push For Radical Transparency, Bloomberg Beta Makes Its Operating Manual Public For All To See
Bloomberg Beta is releasing its internally generated "operating manual" to the world on Github. While the manual was created by five-person staff for its own use in determining how and under what term...
06:55 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Tailwind Buys PinReach As Pinterest Analytics Startups Consolidate
When Pinterest frenzy was at a peak (adding users in record numbers; $1.5b valuation), and before Pinterest started to roll out its own tools for marketers, a rush of startups emerged that third parti...
06:32 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Sequoia-Backed Data Visualization App Roambi Unveils A Complete Redesign To Complement iOS 7
Roambi, the app that makes it easy for companies to turn their data into interactive graphics, has released a major update of its analytics platform. The most obvious difference in Roambi Analytics 7,...
06:24 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Ping, Now Called Hop, Launches An App That Makes Email Feel More Like Real-Time Mobile Messaging
Ping, a mobile messaging app that turns emails into real-time conversations, is relaunching today under the new name of "hop." (It seems that PING Golf may not have cared for the original name too muc...
06:12 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Hulu Plus Lands On The Nintendo 3DS
Hulu, one of three bigreasons why you should probably cut the cable soon, has today announced that it will provide access to its library of streamable TV shows and movies to Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Glow, The Fertility App Founded By Max Levchin, Partners With MyFitnessPal To Add BMI Data Into Babymaking
Glow, the fertility tracking app co-founded by Max Levchin, is announcing today that it's inked a partnership with MyFitnessPal, the popular diet and exercise tracking app. Starting today, users of Gl...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Glow, The Fertility App Founded By Max Levchin, Partners With MyFitnessPal To Add BMI Data To Babymaking
Glow, the fertility tracking app co-founded by Max Levchin, is announcing today that it's inked a partnership with MyFitnessPal, the popular diet and exercise tracking app. Starting today, users of Gl...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch SwiftKey 4.3 Unifies Tablet & Phone Apps, Adds More Keyboard Layouts
Word-prediction Android keyboard maker SwiftKey, which closed a $17.5M Series B led by Index Ventures last month and whose keyboard software runs on millions of mobile devices, has launched a new vers...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Stitch Fix, The Online Personal Shopping Startup, Sews Up $12 Million Series B Led By Benchmark
San Francisco startup Stitch Fix has closed on $12 million in a new funding round led by Benchmark as it looks to scale its tech-powered personal shopping and delivery service for women. The funding, ...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Playlists.net Revamps iOS App To Focus On Music Discovery & Foursquare-Powered Location Playlist Sharing
Spotify community and playlist sharing site Playlists.net (formerly ShareMyPlaylists) is continuing its drive to put music discovery at the heart of its proposition.Following a redesigned Spotify app,...
04:25 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch BitLock Is A Smart Bike Lock That Lets You Share Your Bike, Map & Track Your Rides
BitLock is a smart lock for your bike that uses Bluetooth LE/4.0 to do away with physical keys -- allowing you to lock and unlock your ride based on the proximity of your smartphone to your bike (or d...
04:16 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Focusing On Ecommerce, Olapic Gives Retailers Access To Customer Behavior Across Its Platform
With beauty vloggers showing off their new cosmetics, or "hauls," on YouTube, and the rest of the world taking to Instagram to filter their purchases into perfection, the B2B service Olapic has been c...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch comScore Says AOL (Including Just-Acquired Adap.tv) Is The Biggest Video Ad Property In The US
We're number one! We're number one!And by "we", I'm referring AOL, which owns TechCrunch. comScore is releasing its Video Metrix report for September, and while AOL only ranked third among video conte...
03:43 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Summly's Nick D'Aloisio On Yahoo's Approach To Ephemerality, And Its Startup Mentality
Speaking at Wired's 2013 event in London today, Summly founder and Yahoo! employee Nick D'Aloisio discussed the now well-known story of how he built his product as a teen and then decided to pair up w...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Mintigo Raises $10M More To Improve Sales And Marketing With Social Data
Marketing intelligence company Mintigo is announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series C funding.In an email, co-founder and CEO Jacob Sharma compared the company to an "air traffic controller"...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Games Marketing Platform AppLift Raises Further $7M, Poaches Two Rocket Internet MDs
The HitFox-incubated mobile games marketing platform AppLift has raised a further $7 million in funding from previous backer Prime Ventures. It's also announcing it's poached two seasoned Rocket Inter...
02:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Post-Snowden, U.K. Parliamentary Committee To Probe Individual Privacy Vs. National Security
A U.K. parliamentary committee has widened the scope of a planned inquiry into the legislative framework governing national intelligence agencies access to private information, triggered by the PRISM ...
02:20 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Bluefin's Deb Roy Sees Twitter As The Shared Semiotic Bridge For All Live Experiences
Today at Wired's 2013 event in London, Twitter's Deb Roy (co-founder of TV social impact analytics firm Bluefin Labs, acquired by Twitter earlier this year), the MIT researcher discussed how his compa...
12:03 pm GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch POcode Gives Small Businesses An Easy Alternative To GPS
One of the many joys of exploring a city like Taipei is its maze of lanes and alleyways, which are lined with small shops, incense-filled temples and leafy parks. The downside is wrangling with addres...
10:16 am GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Says A Technical Issue' Is Preventing URLs From Being Sent In Direct Messages For Some
Earlier this afternoon Twitter users began experiencing difficulty sending URLs or ‘links’ via Direct Message. Depending on the client used, error messages popped up that indicated the DMs...
09:51 am GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Tibco Tibbr Gets File Sharing, Tasks And A New Publishing Engine
Tibco, the middleware company, showed again its push to become an enterprise collaboration provider with the latest version of its tibbr service by adding file storage and sharing capability, task man...
06:15 am GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Cory Booker And The Silicon Valley Makeover Of The Democratic Party
Newark Mayor Cory Booker cruised to victory in New Jersey’s special election tonight. As a long-term presidential hopeful, he’ll instantly become one of the Democratic Party’s most p...
05:15 am GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Turn Report Shows Climbing Ad Rates In Display And Social
A new report from online advertising company Turn shows rising or steady eCPMs (the effective price paid by advertisers for every thousand impressions).The Global Digital Audience Report is based on d...
05:04 am GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Search Engine Giant Yandex Launches Cocaine, A Cloud Service To Compete With Google App Engine
Russian search giantYandexhas launched anopen-source platform as a service (PaaS) calledCocainethatthecompanysays allows developers to build out their ownapp engines. Yandex, in its documentation, des...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Bre Pettis, Jeff Clavier, And Matt Rogers Will Join Us At Hardware Battlefield In Vegas
With the rise of crowdfunding and easier paths to manufacturing, there are more gadgeteers than ever before. And we're looking for some of the best hardware startups to compete on our Las Vegas stage ...
04:58 am GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Anki's Self-Driving Race Car Toys Will Launch On Oct. 23rd - We Go Hands On
Four months ago, Anki co-founder Boris Soffman took the stage at Apple's WWDC keynote. After years of stealthily toiling away in their labs with few outside of the company knowing their plans, the tea...
02:25 am GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Blockchain Smashers
Electricity in Jakarta, Indonesia costs three cents per kilowatt hour. Thats 30 cents less than power in the US and Europe. This means, all things being equal and provided you dont mind your apartment...
02:19 am GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Boxer Raises $3 Million To Tame Your Inbox
Email management company Boxer has raised $3 million in funding led by Sutter Hill Ventures. Proceeds will be used to expand the company's engineering and design team and to build apps for other platf...
01:30 am GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TechCrunch Droidcast: HTC One Goes Max, LG Mindlessly Curves Glass
LG is following Samsung's example in providing a curved glass smartphone that makes no earthly sense, HTC is offering a fingerprint scanner that no one needs executed poorly, and Mad Catz is entering ...
01:09 am GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch IBM Revenues Down $1 Billion For Third Quarter As Hardware Sales Falter With Popularity Of The Cloud
IBM hasreportedits third-quarter revenues were $23.72 billion compared to $24.74 billion this time last year. The revenues were down due to the company’s underperforming hardware division, which...
12:26 am GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch eBay Barely Beats Investor Expectations With Revenue Of $3.9B, Stock Falls 5% In After-Hours Trading
eBay reported its third-quarter financial performance today, including revenue of $3.9 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.64. The company’s revenue was up 14 percent from the same qua...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, October 17, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Starts Letting Teens Post Publicly Despite Risks, As It Aims To Stay Cool
Like a cautious parent, Facebook is giving teen users new freedom despite risks. For the first time, users under 18 can post publicly. The logic is that other sites don't restrict kids, teens are gett...
11:42 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Looking Beyond Video, Jun Group Announces Its Overdrive Format For Owned Advertising'
Until recently advertising company Jun Group focused on video. In recent months, however, it's been exploring a format that it calls "owned advertising" with a new product called Overdrive.CEO Mitchel...
11:33 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Apartment List Acquires RentAdvisor, Bolstering Their Listings With Reviews
Last we heard from Apartment List, they had just launched their app and were aiming to take on Craigslist as apartment hunters’ tool of choice. Now the service has made its next move: acquiring ...
11:15 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Windows 8.1 Will Start To Roll Out Tomorrow At 4 AM PDT
Tomorrow, at 4 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, Windows 8.1 will begin to roll out as an optional update to Windows 8 users. The new software represents a reset and rebirth of the bets that Microsoft made ...
10:54 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Custom Goods Marketplace Makeably Rebrands As Hatch, Now Updates Pricing As You Go
Makeably, the New York-based, custom-made goods marketplace that closed on seed funding from Great Oaks, 500 Startups and others earlier this yearis now relaunching under a new, easier-to-remember nam...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch CollabFinder Just Made Founder Dating Super Simple
Two heads are better than one. It's an age-old saying that has particular poignance in the entrepreneurial realm, where investors are much more comfortable handing over wads of cash to a team instead ...
09:16 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman On Two Realistic Outcomes Of Teaching Everyone To Code
On a regular basis, we get pitched with major tech industry initiatives to broaden computer science education. A day after Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates signed on to a new initiative from Code.org to...
08:44 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Gowalla Co-Founder Scott Raymond Joins Airbnb's Mobile Product Team
Less than two years after Gowalla's acquisition by Facebook, co-founder Scott Raymond has left to join Airbnb on its mobile product team. There Raymond will oversee a product that is growing in import...
08:39 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch What To Expect At Apple's October 22 iPad And Mac Event
Apple likely has a few different announcements on tap for its event in San Francisco, next Tuesday, October 22, judging by the invitation received by press. We'll be there live to tell you exactly wha...
08:26 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo's Weak Quarter May Show Cracks In Mobile Strategy
Yahoo managed to beat low investor expectations by a slim margin yesterday and was rewarded with a short bump this morning that has already burned off.Yahoo's non-GAAP earnings per share totaled $0.38...
08:17 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Chrome Extends Support For XP Users Until April 2015
Microsoft is finally ending all extended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014, five years after it ended mainstream support. After that, the 12-year-old operating system will not receive any new se...
07:21 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Carrier-Backed Mobile Payment Initiative Isis Tries Woo Consumers With Free Smoothies
The carrier-backed mobile payments service Isis, a joint effort from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless here in the U.S., thinks getting consumers to change their purchasing behaviors is as easy ...
07:16 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Art Meetup Platform Gertrude Takes Aim At Cracking An Exclusive World
Last Friday, 40 people gathered at an apartment in lower Manhattan to take a look at a series of works by the artist Alexandra Posen. The pieces colored wax on paper worked into abstract forms sat i...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Shopping Companion Slice Now Leverages Email Inbox Data To Alert You To Product Recalls
A few months after raising its $23 million Series B, mobile shopping companionSliceis receiving its first major update. The app, whose overall mission involves leveraging the email inbox as a source f...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Early Stage VC Firm Javelin Venture Partners Raises $125M For Third Fund
Javelin Venture Partners has raised $125 million for the firm's third fund. The firm, which focuses on early stage, seed and Series A investments, has also promoted principal Alex Gurevich to partner....
06:20 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch 500 Startups Is Raising $100 Million For Its Third Early-Stage Investment Fund
"Always be raising."500 Startups is seeking $100 million to make seed-stage and follow-on investments, according to an SEC filing. The new fund is being raised just three years after 500 Startups firs...
06:19 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Veeva Systems Life Science Cloud IPO Is A Hit, Raising $194M With An 83% Pop
Veeva Systems, an enterprise cloud provider for life sciences companies like Pfizer, IPO'd on the NYSE this morning, raising around $194 million by upping its share price $20. Veeva saw a pop of 83.5%...
06:19 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Veeva Systems' Life Science Cloud IPO Is A Hit, Raising $217M With An 83% Pop
Veeva Systems, an enterprise cloud provider for life sciences companies like Pfizer, IPO'd on the NYSE this morning, raising around $194 million by upping its share price $20. Veeva saw a pop of 83.5%...
06:04 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch One More Thing About That Fancy New Fox News Deck
If the new studio at Fox News, with its big-ass touchscreens, looks a little bit like Minority Report, that's because it's just like Minority Report. Oblong, the same company that helped create the te...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch MapBox Closes $10M Series A From Foundry Group To Build The Future Of Interactive, Mobile Maps
Cloud-based map platform startup MapBox, which gives developers tools to add interactive maps to their web and mobile offerings, clad in their own brand colours/designs -- and counts foursquare, Uber,...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Telefonica Takes A Strategic Stake In Rhapsody, Will Bring Napster Into Latin America, Deeper Into Europe
In the allegro-paced race between music streaming providers to see who will be the first to achieve profitable scale, today Rhapsody got a significant leg up, courtesy of Telefonica. The Spanish-based...
04:35 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch HP Chromebook 11 Review
Google's fall harvest of new products includes some new Chromebooks, including an adorable and pugnacious little whippersnapper in the HP Chromebook 11. With its smooth, unmarked white plastic lid, yo...
03:54 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Akamai: Half Of All Internet Connections Now At 4MbpsPlus, Safari Remains Most Used Mobile Browser
The ITU has recently published figures noting 2.7 billion internet connections globally, and today Akamai has released some numbers pointing to how fast those connections actually are. The company, a ...
03:45 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Games Startup, PlayArt Labs, Brings Its Art Appreciation iPad Game, Artistico, To The iPhone
Israeli indie mobile games studio, PlayArt Labs, has its eye on the educational gaming space, with a special focus on tapping into cultural learning. The studio launched an iPad game called Artistico ...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch URX Is A Brilliant Mobile Ad Service That Deeplinks Customers Right To Ecommerce App Product Pages
Mobile deeplinks open specific pages within apps, and they're about to transform ecommerce. URX is a new deeplink mobile advertising startup that's raised $3.1 million from A-list investors to help ec...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Social Ad Companies Team Up As Brand Networks Acquires Optimal For $35M
Social media marketing company Brand Networks is announcing that it's acquiring Optimal for $35 million in cash and stock.Brand Networks co-founder and CEO Jamie Tedford told me that he sees the two c...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Nomi Raises $10M, Accel-Led Round To Bring Online Marketing Data To Offline Businesses
Marketing startup Nomi has raised $10 million in Series A funding.The startup says that it wants to give brick-and-mortar stores and other offline businesses the data they need to become as optimized ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Refinery29 Raises $20 Million From Stripes To Build Out Mobile, Branded Content
Refinery29 had a good year in 2012, becoming one of the fastest growing media companies in America and doing $16.6 in revenue in its mission to capture the attention of the millennial woman. The women...
01:56 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Arrington, McClure, Damelin, DeRycker, Hommels, Rimer Our Disrupt Europe Battlefield Finals Judges
A central aspect of any Disrupt event is the Battlefield startup competition, and at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe there will be no exception to this. This is where new companies reveal themselves to the ...
01:19 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Dailymotion Announces An Upcoming European Acquisition And A New Office In Japan
While the French government scuppered Yahoo’s acquisition of Dailymotion, the video platform is still planning its next expansion moves. According to news agency AFP, the French company will ope...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Instacanvas Rebrands As Twenty20, Launches Stock Photography Service
Last April, Instacanvas launched as an easy way to print photos from Instagram on canvas, but the company's founders always had the ambition to expand the service beyond this first idea. Today, Instac...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Social Shopping App Depop Bags $1M Seed From Fashion-Focused Investors Red Circle & Luca Marzotto
Another day, another social mobile shopping app on the march. U.K.-based Depop, which was founded in 2011 but launched officially in April this year, has just closed a $1 million seed round, from seve...
12:36 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Reportedly Reduces iPhone 5c Orders, Increases iPhone 5s Output For Q4
Apple is cutting its orders for the iPhone 5c ahead of the fourth quarter, a new report from the Wall Street Journal claims. Citing people familiar with the situation, the WSJ says that Apple asked it...
12:11 pm GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Sony Unveils Beastly And Beautiful A7 And A7R Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras
Sony has announced a couple of new cameras early this AM, including the A7 and A7R, both mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras with a twist that's unprecedented for that type of device a full-frame...
07:22 am GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Has Redesigned, Again
A while back, we were at a dinner, and when one of us mentioned that we were an editor at TechCrunch, the guy across the table from us chimed in, without introducing himself, with a well-worn complain...
07:20 am GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Square Cash Goes Head To Head With Venmo And Google Wallet To Allow Anyone To Send Money Via Email
Square today is formally launchingSquare Cash, a product that allows anyone to send money to a contact via email. Square initially soft-launched the product to a limited number of users earlier this y...
03:10 am GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch The Cloud Washers Will Lose
There are two camps in the cloud world. There are the cloud washers, which are the ones who put a cloud sticker on everything. They say, Oh, yes, its a private cloud for big data. Then they throw in a...
02:44 am GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Solicits Developers For OS X Mavericks-Ready Apps, Signaling Imminent Release
Apple has sent out a message on its (public) developer news boards today encouraging developers to submit apps that are fully compatible with its upcoming operating system OS X Mavericks. If the fact ...
02:33 am GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter User Growth Decelerating: Plus6% In Q3 To 231.7 Million Now Vs Plus10% In Q1
Twitter's percent user growth is slowing. In a new S-1 amendment to its IPO filing, Twitter notes it hit 231.7 million monthly users by at the end of Q3 2013, up 6.13% from 218.3 million at the end of...
02:29 am GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch TC Cribs: The Lights, Cameras, And Classrooms At CreativeLIVE's San Francisco HQ
Typically, TechCrunch Cribs goes inside tech companies to show a side of them that cameras don't often see. But this episode took us to the San Francisco office of CreativeLIVE, the online education s...
02:26 am GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Doubles Its Q3 Revenue, But Its Aggregate 2013 Loss Has Widened To $133.8M
According to its newly refiled S-1 document, Twitter has lost $133.8 million to date in 2013. That compares negatively with its equivalent loss of $70.7 million in 2012. Both loss figures include the ...
01:42 am GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Spent $163 Million In Cash On Acquisitions In Q3, Down 84% From Its Tumblr'd Q2
In the third quarter, Yahoo purchased eight companies, including Lexity, Rockmelt, and Xobni. According to its earnings release, the net cash impact on those purchases totalled $163 million. Does that...
01:30 am GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Announces It Will List On The NYSE Under TWTR
Twitter has amended its S-1 filing to note that it will be listing on the New York Stock Exchange under the TWTR symbol, a detail that was omitted from the original filing. The new document was upload...
01:21 am GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Path Axes 20 Percent Of Staff In A Realigning Of The Company'
Mobile-only social networking app Path laid off 13 staffers today, axing 20 percent of its workforce. Rumors of the layoffs have been percolating around the tech industry this afternoon and were first...
01:18 am GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Walmart Expands Same-Day Grocery Delivery To Denver
Walmart today announced its plans to expand its same-day grocery delivery service, a part of its “Walmart To Go” offering, to a new market: Denver, Colorado. This move follows the company&...
01:05 am GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Wikileaks In A Box: SecureDrop Is WhistleBlower Communication Tool For Media
In an effort to protect government whistleblowers from unprecedented levels of surveillance, the Freedom of the Press Foundation has launched SecureDrop, an anonymous submission tool for secure commun...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch SB Nation Partners With BlogTalkRadio For Its Move Into Live Podcasting
BlogTalkRadio has signed a big partner to its live podcasting network sports site SB Nation.The timing might seem interesting, since news broke today that Vox Media, the company behind SB Nation and ...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch MyHeritage Partners With FamilySearch To Add Billions Of Historical Records To Its Genealogy Database
When it comes to online genealogy, the two major for-profit players are Ancestry.com and MyHeritage. Ancestry.com got a major head start over MyHeritage, but it mostly focused on gathering historical ...
12:33 am GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Why Accel Is Leading A $40M Round In Vox Media, A Digital Content Company (!)
“At some level, it is still contrarian,” Accel Partners’ Andrew Braccia admits about leading a $40 million fourth round of funding in Vox Media, the publisher of hundreds of major le...
12:24 am GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Reduces Planned Sale Of Alibaba Shares By 20%, Will Keep More Skin In The Game When It IPOs
Today in conjunction with its third quarter earnings release, Yahoo announced that it has come to a new agreement with Alibaba that will force the company to sell less of its shares in the Chinese eco...
12:14 am GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Q3 Barely Beats Estimates $0.34 EPS, Revenue Flat At $1.08B
Yahoo just released its earnings report for the third quarter of the year, with revenue of $1.08 billion (minus traffic acquisition costs) and earnings per share of 34 cents. That's in line with analy...
12:14 am GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Q3 Barely Beats Estimates With $0.34 EPS, Revenue Flat At $1.08B
Yahoo just released its earnings report for the third quarter of the year, with revenue of $1.08 billion (minus traffic acquisition costs) and earnings per share of 34 cents. That's in line with analy...
12:06 am GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Intel Beats The Street In Q3 2013 With $13.5 Billion In Revenue And $0.53 EPS
Well, it's that time again -- famed chipmaker Intel has just reported its fiscal Q3 2013 earnings and they're just a bit better than expected. The company reported quarterly revenue of $13.5 billion (...
12:04 am GMT - Wed, October 16, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft's Scroogled Ad Campaign Appears To Be Working
The Scroogled advertising campaign undertaken by Microsoft to ding and scuff its rival Google appears to be an effective effort, according to statistics recently published by AdWeek. That publication'...
11:16 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch After Google, MPAA Spat, PiracyData Reports Most-Pirated Films Are Unavailable
PiracyData.org, a new website built by folks from the Mercatus Center at George Washington University, highlights a fact that has been too little known for some time: The most popular pirated content ...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On Nolan Bushnell: How To Find The Next Steve Jobs
There are few figures more legendary in Silicon Valley than Nolan Bushnell, the Atari co-founder who gave Steve Jobs his first tech job and the guy who turned down the offer to buy a third of Apple fo...
10:58 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Deal Aggregator 8coupons Acquires Clipless App To Aid In Move To Mobile
Only a few months after its debut, mobile couponing appCliplessfor Android has already been acquired by deal aggregator 8coupons, which had previously served as a data source within the app, along wit...
10:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Mozilla's New App Manager Makes Debugging Easier For Firefox OS Developers
Mozilla today launched the Firefox OS App Manager to make it easier for developers to build and debug Firefox OS apps in its simulator and on a connected device. From the earliest days of Firefox OS, ...
09:41 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Has Reportedly Teamed Up With HTC For Its New Line Of Smartphones
HTC isn't exactly doing great these days, but that may change if a new (and secretive) partnership pans out. A new report from the Financial Times alleges that HTC has partnered with none other than A...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Virb Website Builder Jettisons From Media Temple As It's Bought By GoDaddy
GoDaddy acquired Media Temple today. As part of the deal, the easy website building service Virb that was bought by Media Temple in 2012 is being spun out and sold back to its founder Brad Smith, and ...
09:16 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Party With TechCrunch At Disrupt Berlin
If you’re gearing up for Disrupt Europe, to be held in Berlin in just under two weeks, you know the conference features an amazing roster of panelists, speakers, and Battlefield companies, and o...
08:51 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch New Parenting Site MommyCoach Lets Parents Video Chat With Experts Online
When you become a parent, all of a sudden you realize everyone has an opinion on how that job should be done, from well-meaning in-laws to strangers who walk up to you in the mall and lecture you abou...
08:49 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Catching Up With Quick Key, The App That Helps Teachers Grade Faster And Better
Back in Feburary, we wrote about a smartphone app for school teachers called Quick Key, the low-fi demo video for which had just gone viral. The app's optical scanner quickly grades Scantron answer sh...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch GoDaddy Buys Media Temple To Build Up Its Business With Web Professionals
Domain registration and hosting company GoDaddy is continuing on its acquisitions roll, with the announcement today that it acquired Media Temple, a premium domain hosting and website services company...
08:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Apple's October 22 iPad And Mac Event Now Official As Press Receive Invites
Apple has announced a special event to be held next week on October 22, after that date was leaked first by AllThingsD and then later confirmed by The Loop's Jim Dalrymple. If rumors prove correct, th...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Keepy Raises $1.1 Million To Store All Your Kids' Artwork And Mementos
Interactive scrapbook startup Keepy wants to be the place where parents go to digitally store all their kids' artwork and report cards and whatever else. To that end, the company has raised $1.1 milli...
07:21 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Bunkr Unveils New Major Version Of Its PowerPoint Killer
French startup Bunkr just released a new major version of its presentation web app in partnership with Etamin Studio. It still is a fully responsive HTML5 web app that works seamlessly on your compute...
07:04 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Kodak Alaris Calls To App Developers With New Print API That Sends Photos To Target & Elsewhere
Kodak may have filed for bankruptcy, but its brand and business carries on. Today, the Kodak Alaris group is launching a new service for mobile app developers, which will allow them to integrate an AP...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch WillCall Adds Ticket Gifting To Grow Its Live Music Logistics Company
Today, WillCall is a concert ticket sales app aiming to grow by adding the option to gift tickets to friends. But founder Donnie Dinch's ambitions are more akin to that of Travis Kalanick. Dinch has b...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch IoT Startup Greenbox Aims To Become Nest For The Garden
Taking cues from the IoT playbook is Israeli startup Greenbox with its "cloud-connected smart irrigation system". Pegged for a December launch but already available for preorder, the company is pitchi...
06:37 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Nike Introduces New NikePlus FuelBand SE, An Activity Tracker That's Harder To Trick
Nike is revealing a new version of its FuelBand today at an event in New York City. Dubbed the FuelBand SE, the new fitness tracker sports a variety of color accents and represents the sporting goods ...
06:24 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Betting That Millennials Want Substantive News And Commentary, PolicyMic Raises $3M
How many younger readers really care about news and politics as opposed to celebrity gossip, viral videos, and cat GIFs? Well, a site called PolicyMic is built around the proposition that readers und...
06:24 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch PolicyMic Raises $3M, Betting That Millennials Want Substantive News And Commentary
How many younger readers really care about news and politics as opposed to celebrity gossip, viral videos, and cat GIFs? Well, a site called PolicyMic is built around the proposition that readers und...
06:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Last Chance To Sign Up For Hardware Alley In Berlin
Hardware Alley is my favorite part of Disrupt and we're bringing the festivities to Berlin on October 29 when 30 lucky hardware companies can show off their wares. It is a crowd favorite and I'd love ...
06:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Now In Beta, Aviate Reconfigures Your Android Homescreen Based On Where You Are And What You're Doing
Andreessen Horowitz-backed Aviate, a startup working to build a better interface for interacting with an increasing number of mobile apps stored on our devices, is today launching into public beta. Si...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Nginx Raises $10M Series B Round Led By NEA
Nginx, the company behind the increasingly popular web server by the same name, today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series B round led by New Enterprise Associates. This round also includ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch MeetMe Launches Standalone Dating App Charm, Where Tinder Meets Vine
After rebranding from MyYearbook more than a year ago, social network MeetMe is off and running on its next big adventure. It's a Tinder meets Vine social dating play, and it's called Charm. MeetMe's ...
05:44 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Druva Raises $25M For Backup And File Sharing Platform
Druva has raised a $25 million Series Cinvestment fromSequoia Capital, Nexus Venture Partners andTenaya Capital for its backup and file sharing platform that safeguards a company's data across mobile ...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch General Assembly Launches Dash, A Tool For Coding Newbies
As General Assembly moves away from co-working and focuses more heavily on educating entrepreneurs and startups, the company is releasing a brand new tool to the public. It's called Dash, and it's an ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Online Fitness Startup Wello Launches Monthly Subscriptions For Individual And Group Training Sessions
Since launching last year, online fitness startups Wello has been trying to democratize training with Google Hangout-like video conferencing sessions. By doing so, Wello enables its customers to get i...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Personalized Video Ad Company SundaySky Raises $20M Round Led By Comcast Ventures
SundaySky, a company promising to deliver video ads that are customized and updated for each viewer, has raised $20 million in Series C funding.The round was led by Comcast Ventures, with participatio...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Social Shopping Startup Shopcade Bags $4M To Fuel Mobile Growth & A Big Data Play
Social shopping and deals-focused startup Shopcade, which launched out of the U.K. in November 2011, has raised 2.5 million (circa $4 million) to accelerate its growth on mobile. Investors in the fund...
03:42 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch gamesGRABR Launches Equity Funding Campaign To Be Pinterest For Games'
You've seen "Pinterest for X" style startups before I'm sure. Well, gamesGRABR is a new style "social network for gaming" which is aiming to become a sort of 'Pinterest you games'. But before you turn...
02:27 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Skit! Lets You Create Comedy Animations With Characters From Pacific Rim And Other Movies
Skit!, the comedy animation app that TechCrunch first met at Disrupt NY, is ramping up its monetization strategy with sponsored product placements. The latest one is timed to Pacific Rim's Blu-Ray rel...
01:25 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch SkyGiraffe Gets Strategic Investment From Microsoft To Mobilize Enterprises
Last we heard from SkyGiraffe, a platform to extend enterprise systems with mobile devices, it had raised a seed round from Angels (including Parker Thompson, a partner at 500 Startups) back in May. T...
01:23 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Solves The Follow-Back Tango, Enables Direct Messages From All Your Followers
Twitter has pushed out a feature update that is extremely useful for journalists like myself, and anyone else who hopes to use Twitter to communicate both publicly and privately. The social network no...
12:35 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Softbank Teams Up With GungHo OnLine To Buy 51% of Gaming Giant Supercell For $1.5B
A big move for Softbank into the gaming world, and a big investment for Finnish gaming juggernaut Supercell. The company is selling a 51% stake for $1.5 billion to Japan’s SoftBank and GungHo On...
12:35 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Clash Of Clans Maker Supercell Sells A 51%, $1.53B Stake To SoftBank and GungHo Online
Another big move for Softbank into the gaming world, and a massive investment for Finnish gaming juggernaut Supercell: the company is selling a 51% stake for $1.53 billion to Japan's SoftBank and game...
12:35 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Supercell Dominates The Realm: Game Maker Sells A 51%, $1.53B Stake To SoftBank and GungHo Online
Another big move for Softbank into the gaming world, and a massive investment for Finnish gaming juggernaut Supercell: the company is selling a 51% stake for $1.53 billion to Japan's SoftBank and game...
12:21 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Becomes The Remora Of The Retail World, Operates Within Supplier Warehouses
Amazon has a strong advantage over other retailers when it comes to prices, and a new report from The Wall Street Journal shows one reason why. In addition to not having to maintain expensive, huge re...
12:11 pm GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Yandex Buys KinoPoisk, Russia's IMDb', To Move Into Film Search And Recommendation
Yandex, the search company often referred to as the Google of Russia, is today announcing its latest acquisition: KinoPoisk, an online film database known as "the IMDb of Russia" (after the Amazon-own...
11:05 am GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Ups Its Fashion Cred, Names Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts As SVP Of Retail And Online Stores
If you had any second thoughts about how Apple sees itself as a high-end fashion brand in the consumer electronics world, doubt no more: today the company announced that it is appointing Angela Ahrend...
08:51 am GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch 500 Startups Alum Dakwak Launches Freemium Model For SMB Site Translation
Web site translation and localization platform Dakwak, which we first profiled in July 2013 when it was part of 500 Startups' sixth class, has launched a new freemium model to attract small- to medium...
08:03 am GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Voxer Adds A Web Version To Its Push-To-Talk Business Messaging App
Voxer, the mobile messaging app that started out the year with a little notoriety (thanks to Facebook cutting off its API access), is today taking the next step in its transformation into a paid enter...
04:13 am GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch To Get Around US Law, The NSA Collects Email Address Books And Chat Buddy Lists From Foreign Locations
The Washington Post broke news this afternoon that the National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting huge numbers of email address books and chat buddy lists for both foreign individuals and United Sta...
03:38 am GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch How Will The Fiscal Mess In Washington Impact Twitter's IPO?
As excitement grows for the upcoming Twitter IPO, the federal government shutdown and pending debt-ceiling issue looms large. There are some in Silicon Valley who believe that the current innovation c...
03:31 am GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch NSA Is Harvesting Hundreds Of Millions Of Contact Lists, Reports WaPo
The National Security Agency has been secretly "harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world, many of them belonging to America...
02:31 am GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Greylock's Simon Rothman
In this week's episode of Ask A VC, we have Greylock's newest partner, Simon Rothman, joining us in the studio. You can submit questions for our guests either in the comments or here and well ask them...
01:49 am GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Can Yahoo's Growing Mobile Usage Drag It From The Revenue Doldrums In Q3?
Yahoo will report its third-quarter earnings tomorrow. Analysts expect per-share profit of $0.33 on revenue of $1.1 billion. That compares unfavorably to Yahoo's year-ago third quarter, in which it re...
01:19 am GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry Reaffirms It Isn't Gone Just Yet In An Open Letter To Customers
BlackBerry is currently dealing with some serious, serious issues -- no one wanted its first flagship phone, one of its co-founders might be making a dark-horse bid to buy the company back, and the co...
12:57 am GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Zenefits Rolls Its HR Automation Services Out To All 50 States
Back at TC Disrupt NY, Zenefits promised to automate away the most annoying bits involved with running a startup. Hire someone? Give'm the basic details, and they'll get them insured and on payroll. F...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, October 15, 2013
Techcrunch Founder Stories: For Ping Identity's Andre Durand, Patience Is A Virtue
The motivation behind this show, Founder Stories, is to get inside the head of a founder to see what makes them tick, to unearth the wisdom they've collected through the trials of building something f...
11:52 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Threadless Gets Into The Greeting Card Game With Strategic Partnership And Investment In Open Me
For more than a decade, Threadless has been the place to go to get interesting T-shirts and other apparel, all of which have been submitted and vetted by its own community. Now you'll be able to find ...
11:02 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch The Boston Meetup Plus Pitch-Off Is In One Month, Apply Now To Be In The Pitch-Off
Boston in the fall. There's nothing like it. Leaves are falling, a crisp wind blows in from the bay, and the particular pencils being sharpened are owned by Harvard, Boston College, and MIT students. ...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Europe's iversity Launches 1st MOOCs With 100kPlus Students & Curriculum Of 24 Courses
Berlin-based MOOCs startup iversity, which last year began a pivot away from online learning collaboration tools with the aim of becoming the Coursera of Europe, is launching its first clutch of free ...
10:57 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch iTunes Radio Product Manager Gareth Paul Jones Joins Twitter To Work On Ad Partnerships
Apple product manager Gareth Paul Jones is leaving the company to join Twitter, he announced via tweet.According to Jones' LinkedIn profile, he was a product manager on Apple's recently-launched iTune...
10:34 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Plans To Use What You Follow And Tweet To Target MoPub Ads On Other Apps. Here's How
Everything that happens on Twitter could become fuel for targeting off-site ads run through its recent ad network acquisition MoPub, according to the Financial Times' sources. In theory, users logged ...
09:22 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch PayPal Expands Real World Presence Via Partnership With iPad Point-of-Sale Maker Revel Systems
PayPal has today scored another partnership bringing its technology to more point-of-sale platforms via a tie-up with iPad POS solution provider, Revel Systems, a company whose business has grown by 4...
09:22 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch PayPal Expands Real World Presence Via Integration With iPad Point-of-Sale Maker Revel Systems
PayPal has today scored another partnership bringing its technology to more point-of-sale platforms via a tie-up with iPad POS solution provider, Revel Systems, a company whose business has grown by 4...
07:47 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Skimbox Goes Beyond Email Triage With A Priority Inbox App For Consumers & Enterprise
A new application called Skimbox is attempting to take on the heady challenge of fighting email overload in a way that makes sense for both consumers and the enterprise. The app, launching first on iO...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Cluster Brings Simple, Social Photo-Sharing To Android
Photo-sharing appCluster, which this summer announced $1.6 million in funding in a round led by early Instagram investor Steve Anderson of Baseline Ventures, is today making its mobile photo albums ap...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Cluster Brings Simple Group Photo-Sharing To Android
Photo-sharing appCluster, which this summer announced $1.6 million in funding in a round led by early Instagram investor Steve Anderson of Baseline Ventures, is today making its mobile photo albums ap...
06:40 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Unbundled Channels Coming To Canada, But Terrible Taste Could Make It A Disaster
If you want History Channel, you also have to get Biography Baby or something non-fictional but equally dumb. It's the magic of cable and satellite bundles, and it's the Way Things Are Done. But in Ca...
05:37 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch TRAFI Raises $500K In Seed Funding To Be The Go-To Transit App For Emerging Markets
Lithuanian startup TRAFI is announcing a seed funding round of $500,000 U.S. today, provided by Practica Capital. In addition to the funding, former Nokia Maps chief Sylvain Grande is joining the boar...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Australian Startups Zookal And Flirtey To Begin Delivering Textbook Orders By Drone
As countries around the world gradually lift regulations on the use of commercial drones, a new startup called Flirtey hopes to turn Australia into a worldwide industry leader for the use of UAVs (unm...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Sonos Introduces The Play:1, A Little $199 Speaker With Big Sound
Over the years, Sonos has built a reputation for producing high-quality stereo components that can magically connect to your own personal music library, as well as a large number of streaming services...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch With An Eye To More Revenue, Foursquare Opens Its Ads Platform To All Small Businesses
When free app Foursquare announced an injection of $41 million from investors earlier this year, CEO and founder Dennis Crowley described how the new funds would help the mobile search and location-sh...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Announces Update 3 For Windows Phone 8 With Larger Screens, More Live Tiles, Coming This Year
Today Microsoft announced its third update to Windows Phone 8. This is the set of new features and upgrades that will carry the smartphone platform through the holiday sales cycle. Included among the ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Announces Update 3 For Windows Phone 8 Coming This Year With Larger Screens, More Live Tiles
Today Microsoft announced its third update to Windows Phone 8. This is the set of new features and upgrades that will carry the smartphone platform through the holiday sales cycle. Included among the ...
03:47 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch In Call For Startups To Build Apps For The Super Broadband Highway, BT And TechHub Launch Infinity Lab
More evidence that major telcos have caught the startup bug. This time it's the turn of BT, which this morning unveiled a partnership in the UK with startup workspace and community TechHub that will s...
02:50 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Nintendo 2DS Review: Back To Basics Proves Brilliant For Mobile Console Gaming
Nintendo has a rhythm that's predictable when it comes to product releases: Create a new console, then create different iterations of those consoles with upgrades aimed at expanding market share in cl...
02:35 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Israeli Startup Maverick Wants To Be WordPress Of Digital Marketing To Help SMBs Compete With Major Brands
Maverick, from Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup AppForma wants to become the "Wordpress for digital marketing". The platform claims to enable SMBs to achieve "ad-agency quality" marketing at a fraction ...
02:24 pm GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch 5.9-inch HTC One Max With Fingerprint Sensor Allows You To Launch Apps With A Touch
HTC has revealed its latest smartphone, the 5.9-inch big-screen sibling of the HTC One flagship device. The new HTC One Max is well into phablet territory at nearly 6 inches, but retains the slick alu...
11:21 am GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Job Outsourcing Marketplace Freelancer.com Files For $14.2M IPO
Freelancer.com announced today that it has filed for its initial public offering on the Australian Securities Exchange. The company aims to raise $15 million AUD (about $14.2 million USD). Thirty mill...
10:59 am GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch LG May Fire Back At Samsung With Its Own Curvy Smartphone Next Month
And the seemingly age-old war between LG and Samsung continues. This time the battle is centered around curved displays on smartphones -- Samsung has already shown its hand with the curious Galaxy Rou...
10:41 am GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Buys Mobile Analytics Company Onavo And (Finally?) Gets Its Office In Israel
Big news for a Monday morning/late Sunday night (depending on where you are): Onavo, the Israeli mobile analytics company, has just announced that it has been acquired by Facebook. Onavo in turn will ...
10:41 am GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Buys Mobile Data Analytics Company Onavo, Reportedly For Up To $200M And (Finally?) Gets Its Office In Israel
Big news for a Monday morning/late Sunday night (depending on where you are): Onavo, the Tel Aviv-based mobile analytics company, has just announced that it has been acquired by Facebook. Onavo will b...
10:10 am GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Atlassian Earned $150M In Revenues Last Year But Competition Intensifies With Collaboration Providers
Atlassian makes tools for software teams to collaborate that it sells pretty much entirely over the Internet. It's a low-overhead business and the model works. For its 2013 fiscal year, Atlasssian had...
09:07 am GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix Reportedly In Negotiations With U.S. Cable TV Providers
Netflix is in the early stages of negotiating with U.S. cable providers to make its online streaming video service available as an app through their set-top boxes, says a Wall Street Journal report. I...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Of Course Harvard's Larry Summers Hates The Thiel Fellowship
So, the former President of Harvard doesnt like the Thiel Fellowship. In his shoes, neither would we. A program that asks the best and brightest from top Universities to pursue their interests outside...
05:45 am GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch The End Of The Library
A simple link. That's all it took to unleash a hailstorm of angry emails, messages, tweets, and comments. Why? I dared wonder if libraries will continue to exist in the future.I mean, it's not that cr...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Woojer Is A Wearable Audio Accessory For Bass Junkies Who Want To Feel The Noise
Woojer is a wearable mobile accessory designed to allow its wearer to feel what they're listening to on their mobile device -- via the medium of haptic feedback -- rather than simply having banging tu...
04:58 am GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Magnify Is Buying Waywire To Build A Consumer-Facing Video Curation Powerhouse
New York-based video startup Magnify is in the process of acquiring Waywire, the company that Cory Booker founded, to build a consumer-facing business around the curation of videos online. The deal is...
02:48 am GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft: Yeah, The Surface RT's Name Confused Consumers
In its new generation of tablet hybrid hardware, Microsoft renamed its lower-end, ARM-based Surface device, calling it the Surface 2. It kept its prior Surface Pro branding in place. Why ditch the ori...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: The Nintendo Difference Still Exists
There are three kinds of articles that regularly get written about Nintendo. The first article says Nintendo's hardware business is doomed. The second laments the state of the company's games. The thi...
12:11 am GMT - Mon, October 14, 2013
Techcrunch Xero Zeros In On Another $150M To Do Battle With Intuit In The World Of Online SMB Accounting Software
Nearly a year after Peter Thiel, Matrix Partners and others put an extra $49 million into Xero, the online accounting software company is adding yet more capital to its coffers. Today the New Zealand-...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 13, 2013
Techcrunch Fifteen Years On, Pokemon Still Holds Power Over This Thirty-Something
While iPhone launch days and big gadget reveals represent some of my most anticipated events because I'm a tech blogger, a day like today can still awaken just as much excitement. Today is the launch ...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 13, 2013
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung's third generation phablet is here. If you haven't met her already, say hello to the Galaxy Note 3, a barge of a phone with incredible processing power and no fashion sense whatsoever. There's...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 13, 2013
Techcrunch The Precise Art Of Mobile Push Notifications
I may sound like a broken record when I consistently reference this phrase in my weekly column: mobile is the only under-hyped thing in tech. Yet, it is hard to argue with, and if we agree to agree, t...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 13, 2013
Techcrunch Flipcase Adds Some Fun And Games To Apple's iPhone 5c Case
Apple may not have hit a home run with its iPhone 5c case, which in my view would've been better off without the cut-out dots on the back, but those holes have proven inspiring for at least one enterp...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 13, 2013
Techcrunch Shouts And Murmurations
Why do we have comments?It seems like a simple question. And indeed, there is a simple answer: So that people can express themselves regarding the topic or article to which the comment section is appe...
06:53 pm GMT - Sun, October 13, 2013
Techcrunch Study: Facebook Comments Are More Civil Than Newspaper Website Comments
Hypothesis: A person is less likely to accuse a complete stranger of being a socialist demon hell-bent on killing babies with free health insurance, when their friends can see him being a complete ass...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, October 13, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Facebook And Google's Big Privacy Changes, Zulily's IPO, And All The Latest Twitter Talk
Need a 12 minute break from raking leaves, drinking cider, and carving pumpkins (and whatever other autumnal chores are taking up your Saturday)? Well I've got just the thing for you! It's time for a ...
01:08 am GMT - Sun, October 13, 2013
Techcrunch Ditto Defeats Patent Claim After Teaming Up With A Troll'
Earlier this year, I wrote about a startup called Ditto, which launched a campaign on Indiegogo to fund patent battles against 1-800-CONTACTS and Lennon Imaging Technology or, as Ditto characterized ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 12, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Context Matters
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor took out their devices and slapped them down on the table. By any measurement, the Context Wars are well und...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 12, 2013
Techcrunch The Panopticon Is Extremely Convenient (So Use Facebook, Google, And Chrome)
I write from the Philippines, where a phone has just been released which, if stolen, can be remotely triggered to repeatedly scream "Thief! Thief! Thief!" Back home, BART riders have been hearing: "La...
11:19 am GMT - Sat, October 12, 2013
Techcrunch How To Opt Out Of Google's Weird New Ads That Use Your Face And Name
Angry that Google is planning on using your face and name for the sake of advertisements? Here's how to make them not....
08:00 am GMT - Sat, October 12, 2013
Techcrunch ION Glasses Are The Unobtrusive Notifications System You Wear On Your Face
Google Glass, Google schmass. What you really want on your face are these puppies. ION Glasses are sunglass or prescription glasses frames with a built in LED, Bluetooth stack, and tiny button control...
05:29 am GMT - Sat, October 12, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Acquires Bread, Will Shut Down The URL Shortener That Earned You Money
Yahoo has just acquired Bread, a 2.5 year old startup that had raised $3.5 million to let people make money or generate donations by designing interstitial ads shown to people who click links they sha...
03:37 am GMT - Sat, October 12, 2013
Techcrunch Memo From AOL Mgmt Re: Use Of TechCrunch Editorial Branding For Personal Pranks
Dear [Name Unknown, possibly Chris Smith?],It has come to our attention that you recently used a fake, mocked-up version of our technology editorial blog property TechCrunch in a personal prank.Furthe...
03:30 am GMT - Sat, October 12, 2013
Techcrunch Marc Andreessen: Series A Investments Are Still The Bread And Butter Of A16Z
This week, the Wall Street Journal published a brief interview with Andreessen Horowitz Partner Scott Weiss in which he seemed to indicate that the firm is moving away from Series A investments in con...
02:43 am GMT - Sat, October 12, 2013
Techcrunch Rappers Are Rapping About Being Verified (Or Not) On Twitter
Here's a question: Are rappers rapping about being verified on Twitter? As it turns out, a number have, both in the positive (verified) and the negative (not verified).And, it also turns out, I am way...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, October 12, 2013
Techcrunch Brian Chesky Talks About Why Airbnb Didn't Acquire European Clone Wimdu, Global Growth And More
Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky and Sequoia Capital partner, Airbnb board member, and former Zappos COO Alfred Lin joined us in the TechCrunch TV studio for a special three-part series on how Chesky an...
01:30 am GMT - Sat, October 12, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Redpoint's Ryan Sarver On Why He Joined Venture Capital And More
In this week's Ask A VC, we hosted Redpoint Ventures' newest partner Ryan Sarver in the studio to talk about his jump to the VC world from Twitter and more...
01:21 am GMT - Sat, October 12, 2013
Techcrunch Aussie App Omny Is Heading To The U.S. To Be An All-Purpose, Personalized Radio
After delivering audio versions of blog articles to the busy masses through SoundGecko, Australian startup 121cast is back with a new service that creates personalized radio stations for users. It's c...
12:51 am GMT - Sat, October 12, 2013
Techcrunch Here Is Apple's Mailer Asking Cupertino Residents To Support Its New Campus Ahead Of City Council Vote
If you live in Cupertino, you might have received a little gift from Apple in the mail: a brochure asking for support for its new headquarters, which the company calls "Apple Campus 2."The circular bu...
12:37 am GMT - Sat, October 12, 2013
Techcrunch GitHub For Windows Makes Layout Changes, Abstracts Time Zones To Simplify Updates
GitHub for Windows has received some updates to make for what the company calls a "lighter and brighter" user experience for the popular version of the code collaboration platform. The changes to the ...
12:28 am GMT - Sat, October 12, 2013
Techcrunch The Comical Irony That iOS 7 Users Are Suffering From Blue Screens Of Death
So, Windows sometimes does this thing when your computer freaks the heck out, displays a blue screen, and then reboots or fails in some other way. Called the Blue Screen of Death, it's long been a cul...
12:22 am GMT - Sat, October 12, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 10-11-13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Kevin Marks, Roberts Scoble, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 1pm Pacific. Sign on to FriendFeed and join the live chat at https://friendfee...
11:33 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch You're Not Just The Product, You're The Ads (And Your Friends Should Thank You)
Word of mouth, sponsored. Trusted recommendations, promoted. Reviews from friends, endorsed. This is the new lexicon of advertising. As the world learns to ignore traditional advertising online, tech ...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: BlackBerry, FitBit Force, The New iMac, And Pokemon?
Is BlackBerry co-founder really mulling over buying back the company he founded, now called BlackBerry instead of RIM, a company which has recently lost most of its design team and talent and... well,...
10:19 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Following Its Revamp, Yahoo Email Forwarding Bug Leaves Users' Inboxes Empty
Yahoo Mailhas beenexperiencing a major bug, following its revamp earlier this week. According to a number of reports, the service has been automatically forwarding emails to users' "alternate," extern...
10:03 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest Acquires Coding Challenge Site Hackermeter Right Out Of The Gate, Will Shut It Down
If you were looking forward to boasting about your Hackermeter score as a means of getting your next coding gig, you're gonna have to make new plans: the two-month old startup has been acquired by Pin...
09:52 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch ICANN, W3C Call For End Of US Internet Ascendancy Following NSA Revelations
Key Internet stakeholders, including the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and theWorld Wide Web Consortium (W3C) have released a statement condemning pervasive government s...
09:31 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Google's New Plan To Highlight Android Tablet Apps Starts On November 21
Android plays host to some impressive tablet apps -- I'm partial to IMDb and Flipboard to name just a few -- but I've all too often downloaded an app only to discover that it's a regular phone app sca...
09:24 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs
Welcome to another rousing edition of TIDWRTWHUFOO! Today we feature three exciting robots that will change our lives as we know them by eventually threatening us with violence if we don't "Move along...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Klout Deepens Its Bing Integration By Placing Snapshots' Alongside Your Search Results
Well, here's another reason to care about your Klout score (and, y'know, actually create an account on Klout) the company, which aims to measure social media influence, is announcing a prominent new ...
08:45 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch App Mention Alerts Is A Google Alerts-Like Tool For Mobile App Developers
App developers wanting to keep an eye on their app's download growth, chart position, revenues, user engagement patterns, and more have a number of tools at their disposal, like those from App Annie, ...
08:32 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Zoom! Enhance! Dropcam Pro Drops HD Surveillance Video Into Your Mobile Or Browser
I've had about a week to play with the new Dropcam Pro and I'm pleased to say I haven't noticed it at all since I set it up. And that's a good thing.The Dropcam Pro is a wireless video surveillance ca...
07:19 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Don't Despair Over The Ugly iPhone 5c Case Any Longer
The color enticed you. The playful plastic called out to you. And that cover, with silly little circular cutouts had your name all over it. $30 later, you're feeling a little silly after realizing tha...
07:18 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Judge Gives Google An Early Christmas Present, Declares Privacy Suits Must Prove Harm
A federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Google, finding no evidence that the search giant’s Internet tracking harmed users. Plaintiffs alleged that Google had “trickedR...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Sony Plans To Overtake Mobile Rivals Without Focusing On China And The U.S.
Samsung and Apple stand firmly at the stop of the smartphone heap, and players like HTC and LG continue ride their way up the market share rankings. But what of Sony? You know, the Japanese stalwart t...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Following Investment From Curious Pictures, PlaySquare Debuts Touchable TV iPad Apps For Kids
For producers of children's television, the iPad is the device that finally lets them break through thefourth wallin order to directly engage with viewers who can now not only view and respond to the ...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Apps Crash More On The iPhone 5s Than The iPhone 5
Despite the fact that you got the newest, fastest, goldest iPhone available, you may have noticed something a bit frustrating. Apps are crashing more often. Turns out, you're not going batshit crazy. ...
06:18 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Google To Start Employing User Ratings And Photos In Shared Endorsements Ads
Google is going to start using your beautiful face and your reviews, recommendations and endorsements in its advertisements, beginning November 11, the company announced today via changes to its Terms...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Cambridge High Tech Cluster Backed By New 50M Long-Term Finance' Fund
There's a bit more money sloshing around the U.K.'s high tech Cambridge cluster, thanks to a new fund that's just been set up. The Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC) fund has launched with an initial ...
04:24 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Nexus 5 Gets Bluetooth Certification Ahead Of Rumored Oct. 15 Launch Date
Google's next Nexus Android reference smartphone is likely just around the corner, and today the Bluetooth SIG published a certification of a device which matches its model identification code. The "L...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch ff Venture Capital Leans On SEC's New Rules To Raise Its Third Fund Publicly
With the SEC’s new rules allowing startups and venture funds to raise capital publicly, a wave of firms and companies is starting to experiment with the new regulations.Now we’re seeing on...
03:02 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch As Google Eyes Android' Branding For Smart TV, The Question Is Where Android Won't Be
Google is reportedly in the process of rebranding its Google TV efforts as "Android TV," according to a new report from GigaOM's Janko Roettgers. The switch reflects the fact that Google TV is already...
02:08 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Who Are Europe's Ron Conways? - At Disrupt Europe We'll Find Out
During the TechCrunch Disrupt Europe conference in Berlin later this month we'll see some of Europe's key players come together to discuss the state of technology startups and investing. One thing you...
12:54 pm GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Calls $650M Fingerprint Cards Acquisition Report False [Updated]
Update:After the press release announcing this acquisition went out Cision recalled it, saying it had been released in error. We’ve spoken to Samsung and are awaiting their confirmation. This is...
07:38 am GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch The CEOs Are Wrong: Smart Machines Will Replace Millions Of Jobs
Smart machines are coming to the business world, but don't tell that to the CEOs. Sixty-percent of CEOs surveyed by Gartner Research saythe emergence of smart machines capable of absorbing millions of...
04:42 am GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch How Harvey Mudd Transformed Its Computer Science Program - And Nearly Closed Its Gender Gap
Harvey Mudd is known as one of the most elite science, engineering and mathematics colleges in the world. But historically, its computer science department hasn't exactly been known as a paragon of ge...
03:25 am GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch As More Startups Move To San Francisco, Y Combinator Opens A Satellite Office In The City
Y Combinator has been a mainstay of Silicon Valley, with an office not far from the Mountain View Caltrain station. Over the years, however, the seed-stage incubator has seen more of its companies and...
03:12 am GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Google Malaysia Site DNS Hacked, Credit Claimed By Team Madleets' Hacker 1337
Google’s Malaysian site has been hacked and replaced with a splash screen giving credit to a group called ‘Team Madleets’. The normal site has been offline for several hours as of la...
02:48 am GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Rep. Amash Slams Congressional Intelligence Committees As The Opponents Of Congress
Members of Congress are not very content with the flow of information that reaches their ears concerning the pervasive surveillance activities of the United States intelligence apparatus.Following rem...
02:05 am GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Is HP Investing Properly For A Post-PC And Post-Printer Future?
Yesterday HP enjoyed a sharp rally following encouraging words from its CEO, the release of its fiscal 2014 guidelines, and promise that more cash would be returned to investors. The company, its CEO ...
12:11 am GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Snaps Up Online Math Instruction Company TenMarks To Help It Make Education Apps
Amazon has announced plans to snap up online education company TenMarks. The company offers an online math curriculum currently, and Amazon VP of Kindle Dave Limp says that together, “AmazonandT...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, October 11, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Removing Option To Be Unsearchable By Name, Highlighting Lack Of Universal Privacy Controls
Who can look up your Timeline by name? Anyone you haven't blocked. Facebook is removing this privacy setting, notifying those who had hidden themselves that they'll be searchable. It deleted the optio...
11:33 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Philip Kaplan Officially Launches DistroKid, A Cheap, Efficient Way To Distribute Lots Of Music
Philip Kaplan, AKA "Pud", AKA The Guy Who Made Being Online In The Late 1990s Bearable has just announced the official launch of DistroKid, a service for musicians to release unlimited tracks to vario...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Foundation: Matt Galligan On The Next Phase Of Circa
In this episode of my Foundation video series, I sit down over some craft beers with entrepreneur and Circa founder Matt Galligan. Matt and I discuss the concept of breaking news and Circas second ver...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Thiel Fellows Program Is Most Misdirected Piece Of Philanthropy, Says Larry Summers
Two years after billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel announced an experiment to pay bright high schoolers to drop out of college for $100,000, the Thiel Fellowship program hasn't won over education l...
10:50 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Launches An Android Tablet Optimized App For The First Time - On One Tablet
In what is a poignant statement about the state of Android tablet apps, Twitter has announced the first tablet-optimized version for the platform. It’s been 3 years since the iPad hit and Androi...
10:43 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry Co-Founders Mike Lazaridis And Douglas Fregin Consider Buying Back The Company
We already know that BlackBerry is considering a sale, and now we know at least two guys who are interested in buying it up: two of its co-founders, Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin. The pair have fi...
10:38 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Airpush Acquires Hubbl For $15 Million To Bring Native Ads To Mobile
New York-based Hubbl, a maker of app discovery and personalization technologies, has been snapped up by mobile ad platform Airpush for $15 million, the companies are announcing today. The two business...
09:58 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Nifti Brings Its Smart Shopping Wishlist And Price Tracker To iPhone
Nifti, a Google Ventures-backed shopping startup which first debuted its price tracking and alerts service this summer, is today making the move to mobile. The company is launching its iOS application...
09:24 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Another One Bites The Dust: Boston Court Denies Preliminary Injunction Against Aereo
Refusing to pipe down today, Aereo has just confirmed that a federal judge has ruled in favor of Aereo in its legal battle with Hearst Stations in Boston, one of three currently ongoing lawsuits betwe...
09:21 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Europe Podcast: Raspberry Pi, Wayra, France And Esperanto
We’ve made it to episode 10! This week, we talk about Raspberry Pi racking up worldwide sales of 1.75 million, Partech Ventures investing $215 million in European startups the American way, and ...
09:18 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Punchh, The Virtual Stamp Card That Connects A Restaurant's Cash Register To A Customer's Smart Phone
Punchh is a CRM platform for the brick and mortar business world that takes the oldpunchcard that you get at a coffee shop orrestaurantand makes it an app that a restaurant can hook into its point of ...
09:18 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Punchh, The Platform That Connects A Restaurant's Cash Register To A Customer's Smart Phone
Punchh is a CRM platform for the brick and mortar business world that takes the oldpunchcard that you get at a coffee shop orrestaurantand makes it an app that a restaurant can hook into its point of ...
08:58 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Tony Espinoza Steps Down As CEO Of Couchsurfing, Jennifer Billock Steps Up As Interim As Startup Lays Off Staff, Doubles Down On Mobile
Big changes at Couchsurfing, the social travel site that lets people connect and crash on their sofas and spare beds when visiting each other's towns. Today, CEO Tony Espinoza announced that he is ste...
08:54 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Updates Its Outlook.com Android App With Better Syncing, Storage, Colors And More
Today Microsoft announced an update to its Android Outlook.com application, including server-side search, improved offline mail storage, colors, vacation replies, and aliases. Outlook.com, a key proje...
07:47 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Next IT Launches Alme For Healthcare, A Virtual Assistant For Chronic Disease Management
Next IT has been working on building natural language processing and artificial intelligence based virtual assistant systems for enterprise customers for years. Its tools are currently being used by m...
07:25 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch PeeqPeeq, The App That Lets You Shop Your Email Expands, As Company's Next Take On Reimagining The Inbox Starts Testing
PeeqPeeq, a mobile and tablet application that lets users “shop their email,” is launching its first major update today, after initially debuting its email-based catalog on iTunes just las...
06:42 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Tikker Is A Watch That Counts Down To Your Death, Because YOLO
You wait in the doctor's office with a furrowed brow and a heavy heart. When he returns, his face is somber and his eyes concentrate on the clipboard in front of him. "You've only got a little time le...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Pet Boarding Marketplace DogVacay Fetches $15 Million Series B Led By Foundation Capital
DogVacay, the Los Angeles-based startup that operates a pet boarding marketplace that's been dubbed the "Airbnb for dogs," is announcing today that it has raised $15 million in new funding. The new fu...
06:10 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Security Gets $55M Led By Deutsche Telekom To Go Global & Target Enterprise
Mobile security companyLookout may be all about protecting user's devices and offering people more privacy, but today it's raising its own profile a little bit more. The startup is announcing another ...
06:10 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Cloud Security: Mobile Startup Lookout Gets $55M Led By Deutsche Telekom To Go Global & Target Enterprise
Mobile security companyLookout may be all about protecting user's devices and offering people more privacy, but today it's raising its own profile a little bit more. The startup is announcing another ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Just-Launched Mobile Ad Management Platform LiquidM Raises $5M
Startup LiquidM is launching a new platform today for ad networks, trading desks, and operators to manage their mobile ad campaigns. The company is also announcing that it has raised $5 million in Ser...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch YC-Backed Kippt Takes Its Enterprise Tool For Sharing Useful Content Out Of Beta
They’re a talented team of two from Finland that got Y Combinator’s stamp of approval and built a promising product for storing and sharing content from across the web. But consumer-facing...
05:43 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Aereo For Android Launches On October 22
Android users, how would you like 30 live TV channels to be available on your phone or tablet at any given time or place? If that sounds like you, then happy Thursday. Aereo, the company that streams ...
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch BaubleBar Branches Out Into New Categories, Starting With Weddings
After two years of delivering affordable, on-trend jewelry styles every week, BaubleBar has expanded its offerings with a new bridal vertical. It’s likely the first of many: by breaking down jew...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch YouTube Network DanceOn Raises $4M To Become The Go-To Place For Dance Entertainment
YouTube network DanceOn is the latest new media company to raise money for its growing video business. The company, which is the Number 1 place for dance videos on YouTube, has secured $4 million in f...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest Gets A Widget On Telefonica's Android Handsets, A Deal That Will Give 316M Users Instant Access To Its Social Network
Pinterest is ramping up its business development with new ad units, and also with some key partnerships with third parties. Today the company is announcing a deal with Telefonica, the mobile carrier g...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch My Experience As A Fourth Grade Hacker
When Alexandra Jordan presented at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, the fourth grader from Sunnyvale, CA proved to be something of anaudience favorite. Jordan conceived of and coded her...
04:27 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch From Mobile Game To E-Book To Kids' TV Show: Ustwo Spends To Keep Whale Trail Flying
London-based app developer/digital UI studio ustwo's psychedelic Whale Trail mobile game has racked up more than 3.68 million downloads across Android and iOS since being released in October 2011. The...
04:27 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Ustwo Spends To Keep Whale Trail Flying: From Mobile Game To E-Book To Kids' TV Show
London-based app developer/digital UI studio ustwo's psychedelic Whale Trail mobile game has racked up more than 3.68 million downloads across Android and iOS since being released in October 2011. The...
04:19 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Level Helps You Mind Your Money With Apps, Nabs $5M Series A To Make It Happen
There's no doubt about it: managing your personal finances is boring. Even though handwritten budgets and meticulously crafted spreadsheets are being joined by services like Mint and Simple that let m...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Retargeting Company AdRoll Says It Has Reached A $100M Revenue Run Rate
Online retargeting company AdRoll is announcing that it has reached a revenue run rate of $100 million.To be clear, that's run rate, not the actual revenue it's going to see in 2013. (The company decl...
03:44 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch What I Learned About Facebook As A Feedback Panelist
Today when I opened Facebook, as I do every day, at some point, at least once, I was surprised to see the social network asking me for some time and input. Generally speaking, it asks "What's on your ...
03:34 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Photo-Sharing Service Familiar Gets Acquired By Taser's Evidence.com For An Entperprise Turn, After Offers From Twitter And More
The consumerization of enterprise services is one of the more persistent trends in the world of IT today, and today it's gaining yet more ground by way of an acquisition: Familiar, a private photo and...
03:34 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Photo-Sharing Service Familiar Gets Acquired By Taser's Evidence.com For An Enterprise Turn, After Offers From Twitter And More
The consumerization of enterprise services is one of the more persistent trends in the world of IT today, and today it's gaining yet more ground by way of an acquisition: Familiar, a private photo and...
02:26 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry Reportedly Leaning Towards Breaking Up Assets As Fairfax Deal In Doubt
Canada's beleaguered smartphone pioneer BlackBerry is apparently warming to the idea of a break-up, Bloomberg reports, as the Fairfax Financial buyout bid for the entire company looks a little more un...
12:17 pm GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Makes A Play For Startups With Its AWS Activate Service Bundle And Support Network
Amazon's AWS cloud services division has become one of the go-to places for startups looking for hosting and other services for their apps and other business. Today, Amazon redoubled its efforts to ta...
11:01 am GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Acer Brings Another Chromebook To The Party
Acer was early to the Chromebook market, releasing the C7 for a mere $199 and the C710 for $299. These laptops - more tablets with keyboards than fully-featured machines - work well as "third screen" ...
09:40 am GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Appears To Be Exploring Personalized Breaking News Notifications With @Eventparrot Experiment
Twitter appears to be exploring introducing breaking news notifications tuned for you to its apps, if a new experimental account is any indication. An account called @eventparrot has garnered around 1...
09:10 am GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter's Silent Chairman
Last week, when Twitter’s S-1 filing dropped, the media pored over it with a fine-toothed comb, extracting every bit of juice possible from under the freshly peeled-back rind of the intensely se...
08:30 am GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch From Sprint And TechStars To The FDA, A Look At The Changing Landscape Facing Health Startups
The health-care industry in the U.S. is broken, and considering the industry itself represents some 18 percent of the U.S. economy, it's a sizable problem. While other sectors have begun to adapt, hea...
04:45 am GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Crowdsourced Design Startup Dispop Gets Into the Ad Buying Business
Dispop, the startup that allows businesses to crowdsource the design of their ads, has relaunched its platform with a big addition the ability to actually run ad campaigns.Through the service, advert...
04:45 am GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Crowdsourced Design Startup Dispop Gets Into the Ad-Buying Business
Dispop, the startup that allows businesses to crowdsource the design of their ads, has relaunched its platform with a big addition the ability to actually run ad campaigns.Through the service, advert...
04:26 am GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Re-Releases Its YouTube App For Windows Phone
Microsoft today re-released its old YouTube app for Windows Phone, two months after Google axed the prior version over a terms spat.In May, Google and Microsoft decided to work together to get a stron...
04:26 am GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Rereleases Its YouTube App For Windows Phone
Microsoft today re-released its old YouTube app for Windows Phone, two months after Google axed the prior version over a terms spat.In May, Google and Microsoft decided to work together to get a stron...
03:55 am GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch T-Mobile Takes Aim At Rival Carriers With Free, Unlimited International Data
T-Mobile USA just loves to crow about how different it is from the rest of its carrier rivals; it decided to show off the latest of its "Uncarrier" moves at a packed concert/press event in New York Ci...
03:41 am GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Former Mint And Intuit Exec AntonCommissaris Joins Vend To Run US Operations
New Zealand-based point-of-sale startup Vend is looking to expand quickly in the U.S., and it's made a big hire to lead that charge. AntonCommissaris, who had served as an executive at Mint.com and la...
03:17 am GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch PC Market Beats Expectations, Slips 7.6% In Q3
According to IDC, the PC market contracted 7.6 percent in the third quarter. The group had expected a 9.5 percent decline, so the quarter outperformed expectations.In the United States, the PC market ...
02:32 am GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TechCrunch Droidcast: More Leaks Than A Sinking Ship
There’s nothing like a heaping helping of leaks to make it through hump day, and there are plenty of them to dissect on this week’s edition of the TechCrunch Droidcast. Some of them are mo...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Brian Chesky And Sequoia's Alfred Lin On Adding The Wow Factor To Airbnb's Customer Support
As we mentioned earlier this week, Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky and Sequoia Capital partner, Airbnb board member, and former Zappos COO Alfred Lin joined us in the TechCrunch TV studio for a special...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Brian Chesky And Sequoia's Alfred Lin On Adding The Wow Factor To Airbnb's Customer Service
As we mentioned earlier this week, Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky and Sequoia Capital partner, Airbnb board member, and former Zappos COO Alfred Lin joined us in the TechCrunch TV studio for a special...
02:29 am GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch HP Admits What We Already Knew: Microsoft Is At War With Its OEM Partners
HP stated the obvious today, clearing the air a bit in the world of personal computing, not to mention other areas of the technology industry. Microsoft, it said, is now a competitor to its business.O...
12:28 am GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch Airbnb Files A Motion With The NY Supreme Court To Block Attorney General's Subpoena
Airbnb's fight with local regulators in New York continues to heat up, as it was put under pressure to provide a large amount of user data to the Attorney General's office there. Today, the company fo...
12:26 am GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch New Google Maps Regains Support For Multi-Destination Trips, Now Integrates Your Flights And Upcoming Events
The Google Maps overhaul brought a bunch of new shiny stuff, from its fullscreen interface to much improved public transportation integration.It also lost some features, though - and when you take awa...
12:25 am GMT - Thu, October 10, 2013
Techcrunch EXMO, A Mobile Events Platform Making Conferences More Social, Exits Beta
Although there are a number of mobile applications working to replace the printed guidebook for conferences and events, there's no all-out market leader at this point. In addition, a number of the com...
10:51 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Promises Quick App Approvals Following Windows 8.1 Release
After a public face plant regarding the release of its operating system update to developers, Microsoft today announced that applications built for Windows 8.1 will be approved no more than five days ...
10:38 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Themer App Grabs Roughly $500K To Bring Android Customization To The Mainstream
Android users are rolling their eyes over the newly introduced customization capabilities released in Apple’s iOS 7 like “dynamic” (live) wallpapers and backgrounds with the parallax...
10:38 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Themer App Grabs Half A Million To Bring Android Customization To Mainstream Users
Android users are rolling their eyes over the newly introduced customization capabilities released in Apple’s iOS 7 like “dynamic” (live) wallpapers and backgrounds with the parallax...
10:26 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch VEVO Launches Music Video App For Samsung Smart TVs & Blu-Ray Players
VEVO announced that it is launching on yet another connected TV platform today, making its music videos now available on the latest Samsung Smart TV products. The launch will grow the number of viewer...
10:23 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch CoreOS Receives Investment From Andreessen Horowitz And Sequoia For New Cloud OS Built With Google In Mind
CoreOS, a Y Combinator alum, has received investment from Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital for its new Linux-based operating system designed to run like Google would run its own cloud infrastru...
10:10 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Just One Week Left To Register For Startup Alley At Disrupt Europe
As we approach Disrupt Europe in Berlin we would like to extend the offer for you, some of the best startups in the world, to take part in Startup Alley, our special pavilion focused on bringing amazi...
10:10 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Who Will Be The First Snapchat Stories Celebrity?
Each sharing medium has its virtuosos. YouTube celebrities, Instagram artists, Vine comedians. And soon, thanks to the private ephemeral messaging app's new public broadcast feature Stories, we may se...
08:28 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Simple's MoneyDrop Will Soon Let Users Transfer Funds Using Bluetooth
Things seem to have been moving rather smoothly for the folks at online banking startup Simple. They've spent the last year fleshing out their mobile apps with some much-needed features, and added som...
08:14 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Partech Brings The Valley's Venture Philosophy To Continental Europe, Closing $215M For Two Funds: Venture & Seed
Partech Ventures, a VC firm which operates from offices in Paris, Berlin and Silicon Valley, has closed a total of $215 million for its Partech VI venture fund and a new seed-focused Entrepreneur fund...
08:07 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Cameo Shoots For The Sweet Spot In The Crowded Video App Space
Tell me if you've heard this one before: Today a new video sharing app launches out of beta!This one's called Cameo, and, unlike many video sharing services who pare down as many editing offerings as ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Democracy.com Launches Plug-And-Play Web Presence For Political Campaigns, Aims At Building A Social Network
Few political candidates have the chairman of Google on their digital advisory board; most are tiny one-man startup shops with little technical expertise and even less time to figure out the messy wor...
07:50 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Gets Its Chance To Prove It Can Drive TV Ratings With Comcast Tie-Up
Comcast and Twitter have just announced a wide-ranging strategic partnership that is designed to get users reading tweets about shows to start tuning in, if they aren't already. With the introduction ...
07:49 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest's Promoted Pins Are Now In The Wild, Here's How They Look
Last month, Pinterest announced that it would start showing advertisements on its service in the form of “Promoted Pins,” which would be paid placements from select retailers and businesse...
07:35 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch PUSH Looks To Crowdfund A Pro-Grade Activity Tracker For Athletes For Real Workout Metrics
Toronto-based startup PUSH is hoping to add some professionalism to an essentially amateur space, with its fitness tracker aimed specifically at pros and demanding athletes who want data, not vague me...
07:19 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Google App Engine Adds New Starter Package To Speed iOS Development
Google App Engine has added a new starter package to speed iOS development. The new service,Mobile Backend Starter for iOS, is designed to speed the development ofconnected mobile apps without writing...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Duolingo Launches Language Incubator To Let Its Community Crowdsource New Lessons
Duolingo, the increasingly popular online language learning service, announced one of its most ambitious projects to date. The Language Incubator, which is opening its doors today, will let the servic...
06:49 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Twilio's European Fund Backs Irish CRM Startup OnePageCRM
Twilio Fund Europe 2013, the new "micro-fund" from cloud communications company Twilio and startup accelerator 500 Startups, has unveiled its first investment:Irish Galway-based OnePageCRM, the cloud-...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Flickr's iOS App Finally Gets Auto Upload, Lets You Take Advantage Of That 1 TB Of Free Storage
Flickr today finally added a feature that makes its iOS app worth recommending – no, not native iPad support, unfortunately – but rather an “auto-upload” option that will uploa...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Flickr's iOS App Finally Gets Auto Upload, Lets You Take Advantage Of That 1 TB Of Free Storage [UPDATE]
Flickr today finally added a feature that makes its iOS app worth recommending – no, not native iPad support, unfortunately – but rather an “auto-upload” option that will uploa...
06:04 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch A GitHub For Musicians, GroupMe Founder's Splice' Aids Collaboration With Song Version Control
Music production can be a nightmare. If you don't save after every change, you can't go back, and it's tough for collaborators to know who tweaked what. Splice wants to redefine the musician workflow....
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Meetup Makes Its First Acquisition With Dispatch, Will Roll Out Improved Messaging & Communications In Early 2014
New York-based Meetup, an online platform for organizing real world get-togethers, is today announcing its first acquisition since its founding back in early 2002. The company is acquiring Dispatch, a...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Scan Gets $7M From Entree Via AngelList To Turn The Lowly QR Code Into A Scan To Pay' Gateway
Scan has raised $7M from Entree and existing investors including Menlo Ventures in its Series A round. It’s also announcing its new ‘Scan to Pay’ service, which allows people to purc...
05:56 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch XL Marketing, The Direct Marketing Company Co-Founded By John Sculley, Buys UK Rival Intela
As our physical mailboxes gradually get a little less stuffed with direct marketing letters, two of the companies that have played a part in shifting that business to email, mobile and social media ne...
05:54 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Cuttable, Foldable Sensors Can Add Multi-Touch To Any Device
Researchers at the MIT Media Lab and the Max Planck Institutes have created a foldable, cuttable multi-touch sensor that works no matter how you cut it, allowing multi-touch input on nearly any surfac...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Could Fitness Be The Killer App For Google Glass? Race Yourself Crowd Funds 100K For GlassFit App
With Google Glass yet-to-launch publicly, the jury is still out on what will be the wearable computer's killer apps. With its hands-free operation, pedestrian navigation and points-of-interest seem an...
04:53 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch iPhone 5s And 5c Make Their Way To 35 New Markets Oct. 25, 17 More On Nov. 1
Apple has just announced the next round of launch dates for the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, and a total of 52 new markets will get the devices by November 1, with a batch of 17 getting the smartphones by...
04:43 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Join Us At Our Very First Disrupt Europe Hackathon! More Tickets Now Available
Hey, you! Do you have an idea for something awesome? Do you have the developer chops to build a working version of it in just under 24 hours?Join us in Berlin and prove it.We like to throw a massive h...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Collabspot Integrates Gmail With Leading CRM Platforms
Collabspot is a browser extension that promises to make life easier for sales teams by integrating Highrise and SugarCRM with Gmail. The Singapore-based company has been following a lean startup model...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch First Data Quietly Buys Payments Startup Clover; Launches Point Of Sale Platform For Merchants
Last year, payments processing giant First Data quietly acquired Andreessen Horowitz-backed mobile payments startup Clover to help the company expand into point of sale for small businesses. Today, Fi...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Former Technorati CEO Richard Jalichandra Takes The Helm At Ad Company isocket
Richard Jalichandra, an online media veteran who's probably best known as the former CEO of Technorati Media, has joined online ad company isocket as its new CEO. isocket's founding CEO John Ramey wil...
03:48 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch After Raising $14M In January, Travel Startup GetYourGuide Launches Its First Mobile Apps
Holiday attractions booking startup, GetYourGuide, which raised a $14 million Series A at the start of this year from Spark Capital and Highland Capital Partners Europe to internationalise its content...
02:04 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Goes First, Google Experiments And Apple Refines
There's a new rhythm to product releases among the biggest players in mobile tech, and increasingly, Samsung is building a reputation as the most brash and quick-to-act of what I would call the ruling...
01:27 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Mozilla's Firefox OS Heads For 2nd Phase Of Market Launches, New FFOS Phones Incoming
Mozilla's HTML5-based open mobile platform Firefox OS, which bagged support from a raft of carriers at the start of this year, is gearing up to launch in more markets. New device hardware running FFOS...
01:27 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Mozilla's Firefox OS Gets First Update As It Heads For 2nd Phase Of Market Launches
Mozilla's HTML5-based open mobile platform Firefox OS, which bagged support from a raft of carriers at the start of this year, is gearing up to launch in more markets. New device hardware running FFOS...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Drugs Search Engine Diagnosia Raises 1M To Take Its Wares To Europe
To readers looking for an alternative to Silk Road, I'm afraid that Diagnosia is a drugs-related startup of a very different kind. Competing with the likes of Rxlist, Drugs.com and Epocrates, the Aust...
12:27 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Quasar IV Encrypted Ninja Smartphone Goes Into Production, Despite Indiegogo Failure
One of the more ambitious and interesting hardware projects on a crowdfunding platform recently has to be the Quasar IV, a smartphone designed entirely around security, encryption and identity protect...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Sign Up For Hardware Alley In Disrupt, Become A True Tech Ninja
Hardware Alley is my favorite part of Disrupt and we're bringing the festivities to Berlin on October 29 when 30 lucky hardware companies can show off their wares. It is a crowd favorite and I'd love ...
11:33 am GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Flipkart Raises Another $160M For Its Amazon-Style Indian E-Commerce Marketplace
Flipkart, India's largest e-commerce marketplace that's often referred to as the "Amazon of India," has raised another $160 million. This is an extension of the $200 million raise announced in July of...
11:25 am GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Guardian Uses Bluetooth Low Energy Tech To Keep Your Child Safe
Despite the best efforts of vigilant parents, small children are like magicians with their ability to slip away unnoticed. BeLuvv, a startup in Taiwan, has created Guardian, a small wearable device th...
10:16 am GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch BYOD Service Enterproid Raises $12M From Google Ventures And Changes Name To Divide
Enterproid, which has changed its name to Divide, has raised $12million from Google Ventures in a Series B round for its service that encrypts a device and separates a person's personal and work data....
09:12 am GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch What Really Happened At Twitter's Pre S-1 Tea Time?
"With @Jack, @Ev & @biz at @Twitter today, together, guessing the IPO/S-1 filing will probably happen tomorrow," Om Malik tweeted last Thursday, presciently predicting the arrival of the company's...
07:04 am GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch That Curved Display Smartphone From Samsung Is Real: Meet The Galaxy Round
Remember that leaked image of a curved display smartphone from Samsung? You should, considering it popped up under our noses just a few hours ago. Well, in case you don't, Samsung wants to remind you....
04:58 am GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Dome9 Brings On The Pretty Pictures To Make AWS Security Less Of A Labyrinth
Amazon Web Services has a user interface that makes it a monster to manage. To view the status of deployments across thousands of instances on AWS is a complex, often manual process.There is a new gen...
03:01 am GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch By Acquiring IndustryBrains, Adiant Aims To Bring Its Content-Style' Ads to Financial Publishers
Ad company Adiant says that it has acquired a number of assets from MarchEx, including the cost-per-click ad network formerly known as IndustryBrains (which MarchEx acquired nearly a decade ago).Adian...
01:43 am GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch PHP On Google App Engine Now Generally Available
PHP is now in preview on Google App Engine, fully available to the general public. The preview status means that it is no longer necessary for developers to whitelist their applications for deployment...
01:11 am GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Office 365 Is Coming To The iPad, Scout's Honor
You've been played before. You're vulnerable and nervous about opening up again. It wouldn't be the first time you've been lied to. Back in 2011 we heard rumors that the iPad would be graced with Offi...
12:54 am GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Report: Apple To Hold Event On October 22nd To Talk New iPads, OS X Mavericks And New Mac Pro
Apple will hold an invitation-only event on October 22nd to show off its new iPads, as well as the new Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks release, according to a report from All Things D’s John Paczkows...
12:38 am GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Updates Its Windows Phone App With In-Stream Translation To 54 Languages
Twitter updated its Windows Phone application today to include in-stream tweet translation to 54 languages, which is powered by Bing.Tweets can now be displayed on the lock screen of Windows Phone dev...
12:23 am GMT - Wed, October 9, 2013
Techcrunch Possible Image Surfaces Of Samsung's Rumored Smartphone With Curved Screen
Back at the Galaxy Gear event, Samsung executives cryptically said that they had plans to “introduce a curved display smartphone in October”. Today, an image shared by reliable leak accoun...
11:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Freedom Of Information Requests At The NSA Are Up 1,054% Year-Over-Year
According to leaked emails, freedom of information requests at theNational Security Agency (NSA) have skyrocketed more than 1,000 percent this year, following revelations from Edward Snowden that deta...
11:08 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Luminate Health Raises $1M To Make Patient Lab Results Comprehensible
Although blood tests are meant to tell you something about your internal state of affairs, it usually feels like you need a medical degree to decipher the results.A New York-based startup called Lumin...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch AmEx And TripAdvisor Team Up To Allow Card Members To Get Credit For Travel Reviews And Access Spend Data
American Express has been steadily partnering with various consumer technology companies to allow cardmembers to integrate their accounts, and access new ways to spend. For example, the financial serv...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On Clive Thompson: Could Technology Really Be Making Us Smarter?
As a feature writer for the New York Times Magazine, Wired and many other publications, Clive Thompson is one of technology's smartest journalists. And now Thompson has brought his considerable intell...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Startup Locket Hires Charity Sabater, Formerly Of Candy Crush Maker King, To Lead Sales
Locket, a startup that runs ads in Android lockscreens and pays users to engage with those ads, has hired Charity Sabeter as its first vice president of national sales.Co-founder and CEO Yunha Kim tol...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Continues To Simplify Ad Buying With New Objective-Based' Interface
When Facebook announced in June that it planned to eliminate half its ad units, it also outlined a broader vision for simplification, where the company could guide advertisers through the ad-buying pr...
10:05 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch True&Co Raises Another $4 Million To Help You Find The Perfect Bra
E-commerce company True&Co launched last year to apply a bit of personalization and technology to aid women in their searches for new bras. The company just raised a little bit more funding to inv...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX
Amazon has been churning out LCD-based Kindle tablets for the past two years, and there's no question that the company has improved from the original, BlackBerry PlayBook-style Kindle Fire. But with t...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Docstoc Redesigns Its Site To Become The Go-To Place For Small Business Documents
Over the past several years, Docstoc has positioned itself as the go-to place for small and medium-sized businesses to find the documents they need to grow. Today, it's taking a big step toward making...
09:46 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon's Pay with Amazon' Service Challenges PayPal For The Web's Payment Business
Amazon has just launched a service called Login and Pay with Amazon that lets partner sites enable a payments button that will compete with PayPal and credit cards for customer checkout. This is a dir...
09:46 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon's Login and Pay with Amazon' Service Challenges PayPal For The Web's Payment Business
Amazonlaunched a service called Login and Pay with Amazontoday at Money 2020 that lets partner sites enable a payments button that will compete with PayPal and credit cards for customer checkout. This...
09:06 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Redpoint's Geoff Yang And Ryan Sarver
This week on TechCrunch TVs Ask A VC show, we have Redpoint partner Geoff Yang and the VC firm's newest partner Ryan Sarver in the studio. You can submit questions for our guests either in the comment...
09:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Kid Mode Software Maker KIDO'Z Raises $1.2M Series A To Expand Its Content Library
Tel Aviv-basedKIDOZbegan its life as a kid-friendly media browser for PCs before shifting over to mobile and tablet platforms where there's now more need for kid-safe, but still entertaining, content....
08:33 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch The NSA's Massive Computer Clusters In Utah Are Failing Due To Arc Explosions
The super secret NSA Utah Data Center is suffering from a number of massive electrical jolts which, in turn, have melted hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment. According to a WSJ report, the e...
08:28 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Unfurlough.us Helps Shutdown Victims Find Freelance Work With A Google Doc-Turned-Website
The Internet has collectively put their brains together to help furloughed federal employees weather the shutdown. unfurlough.us is a crowdsourced spreadsheet of freelanace gigs for out-of-work employ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch With A Note-Writing Robot, Bond Is Uber For Gift Giving
You know what works really well when you're building relationships? Bribery, also known as gifts. Bond, a new startup launching out of New York, understands this. The company also understands that, ev...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Refresh Gets $10M From Redpoint, CRV & Foundation Capital To Help You Avoid Small Talk In Meetings
There's a new smart app out there called Refresh, which seeks to eliminate small talk by providing users with detailed information about people they're meeting with and suggesting topics of conversati...
07:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Coursmos Is A Bite-Sized E-learning Platform For The Twitter Generation
Russian startup Coursmos reckons it's spotted a soundbite-sized gap in the e-learning delivery space. Unlike the long-form commitment required to take a typical MOOC, its online courses are broken dow...
07:53 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Innovation Can't Fix Partisanship, So Silicon Valley Doesn't Fight The Shutdown
Silicon Valley's deep-pocketed lobbyists and outspoken netizens are conspicuously absent from the debate over a government shutdown that could cripple the U.S. economy. Activists from the tech industr...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Aereo's Legal Battle Extends To Utah As Fox, Other Broadcasters File Suit
Unsurprisingly, TV broadcasters don't like that Aereo is taking the content they provide freely over-the-air and putting it on the Internet for everyone to enjoy. The startup is currently embroiled in...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Basis Fitness Watchmaker Raises $11.75M To Build A Cross-Device Health Data Hub
Fitbits, FuelBands, and Jawbones don't matter and neither does their data unless they make us healthier. That's why Basis wants to build a platform that unites our fragmented quantified self data and ...
06:23 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Flash Sales Site For Moms, Zulily Files For $100M IPO
Zulily, a private-sale shopping site targeted at busy moms and their kids, has filed its S-1, aiming to raise as much as $100 million in an IPO (this is a placeholder amount and could change). ...
06:23 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Zulily, The Flash Sales Site For Moms, Files For $100M IPO
Zulily, a private-sale shopping site targeted at busy moms and their kids, has filed its S-1, aiming to raise as much as $100 million in an IPO (this is a placeholder amount and could change). ...
06:21 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch American Express Serve Goes After The Under-Banked With Prepaid Cards You Load With Cash In Stores
Even big companies have to pivot. American Express' digital wallet platform Serve, which began its life as something of a PayPal competitor online, before signing deals with operators for some sort of...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch iSpot.tv Raises $5 Million From Madrona To Monitor TV Ad Campaigns
iSpot.tv wants to provide brands, agencies, and networks with real-time data about ad campaigns that are running on TV. The company tracks all ads that appear across more than 80 networks in the U.S.,...
05:50 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch With Payment Code, PayPal Taps QR Codes And Existing Hardware For Large Retailer Mobile Payments
PayPal has been pushing ahead with its Here business, offering smaller businesses a way of taking card payments, processed by PayPal, by way of small readers attached to merchants' smartphones. Today,...
05:47 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Google Reveals HP Chromebook 11, A $279 Chrome OS Notebook That Charges Via Micro-USB
Google unveiled a new addition to its growing stable of Chromebooks today, the HP Chromebook 11. The $279 device is on sale now, and offers a white plastic case that's reminiscent of Apple's white Mac...
05:14 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch If You Can't Beat Em, Join Em - U.K.'s Angels Den Jumps On Crowdfunding Bandwagon
Well, what do we have here? Angels Den, Bill Morrow's old skool angel network, has jumped on the crowdfunding bandwagon.But, then again, the Angels Den business has always been about matching starry-e...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Swirl, A Beacon-Fueled Marketing System, Raises $8M So Retailers Can Track Shoppers
With the goal of closing the gap between retailers and shoppers, the SaaS startup Swirl Networks, Inc. is rolling out a system of in-store beacons to notify consumers of specific deals according to wh...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo Mail Gets Cross-Platform Themes, 1TB of Storage, Mail Plus' Features For All And Better Conversations'
Yahoo is updating its Mail app across all platforms with a fresh design that includes syncing themes, a new compose experience, collapsible toolbar and better handling of threaded conversations. The n...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch New Amazon Appstore Incentive Program Encourages Developers To Build For Amazon, Will Give Consumers Cash Back On Apps
Amazon today is announcing a major push designed to encourage developers to build apps optimized for its Amazon Appstore app marketplace, and its Fire OS mobile operating system which currently powers...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Nest Protect Is A $129 Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Detector That Takes Nest Deeper Into The Connected Home
Nest Labs, the home hardware maker co-founded by two ex-Apple luminaries, is today unveiling its second product, Nest Protect, a $129 smart device that hopes to do for the smoke and carbon monoxide de...
04:40 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Moti Is A Smart Motor That Wants To Fire Up App-Controlled, DIY Robotics
Here's another project aiming to make DIY robotics as easy as child's play. Moti is a smartphone-controlled smart motor, currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, that can be attached to everyday obje...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch App Annie Repurposes Its Mobile App Analytics Platform For EBooks, Launches Tools For Authors & Publishers
E-books have a lot in common with apps, as it turns out. They're locked to devices, and sold through mobile marketplaces where their rise and fall in top charts has a lot to do with pricing changes, f...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Kahuna Raises $2M To Help Mobile Marketers Get Smarter About Engaging Their Users
If you're a mobile publisher, getting lots of people to install your app is nice, but if you can't convince any of them to actually use your app, much less spend money, well, that's a problem one tha...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch BBC Launches Playlister, A Social Music Service With Spotify, YouTube And Deezer To Tag Tracks Heard On BBC
On the heels of the BBC ramping up its iPlayer on-demand video and music player as the go-to place for all its digital assets, the UK's public broadcaster is also gearing up to take its music service ...
02:14 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Accelerator Numbers - 20 Months In, Telefnica's Wayra Shares Data On How It's Fared So Far
Telefnicas accelerator network Wayra is sharing some data exclusively with TechCrunch on how its fared so far in its young existence, including key metrics such as how much money its invested in the s...
01:48 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Rocket Internet Launches Real-Estate Listings Site Lamudi In Asia, Africa And Latin America
Rocket Internet has consolidated several of its real estate services under one brand called Lamudi, a real estate classifieds platform that officially began operating today in twelve countries within ...
01:32 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Reportedly Bringing iTunes Radio To UK, Canada And More In Early 2014
iTunes Radio is one of the best new parts of iOS 7 (and the most recent update to the iTunes desktop media management software), but it's a U.S. exclusive. As is often the case with new movie/music/TV...
12:55 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Raspberry Pi Microcomputer Racks Up 1.75M Global Sales, 1M Of Which Were Made In U.K.
The Raspberry Pi microcomputer, which costs as little as $25/$35 and has helped fledge many a DIY hardware project, has racked up worldwide sales of 1.75 million. Another U.K.-specific milestone for t...
12:46 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch HTC One Max Will Have Fingerprint Sensor And Be Introduced Next Week, WSJ Reports
HTC's next big smartphone will offer up a fingerprint sensor like the iPhone 5s, the Wall Street Journal is now reporting, and will be unveiled on October 15. Separately, invites have been sent out to...
12:19 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Hangouts 1.3 Will Reportedly Add SMS, Giving Android Its Own iMessage Equivalent
Google is said to be prepping an update to its Hangouts instant messaging/video chat Android app that would allow it to integrate with SMS, making it possible to get all text and MMS messages right in...
12:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Academic Startup Publons Gives Peer Reviewers Credit For Their Work
The traditional anonymous peer review process used in academic publishing is meant to ensure objectivity, but it means reviewers give up their time for very little reward. The lack of transparency is ...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Pokkt, An Alternative Payments Platform For Mobile Users In India, Raises Seed Funding
Pokkt, an India-based platform for game developers who want to earn revenue through ways outside of virtual currency transactions, raised a seed round of funding led by Singapore’s early stage f...
09:28 am GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon Web Services Wins Again In Battle To Build The CIA And NSA Cloud
Amazon Web Services has won a major battle against IBM in the battle to build a cloud infrastructure for the CIA and the NSA.In a ruling published today, U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Thomas Whee...
07:09 am GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch What Do You Love About Writing Code? We Ask, Software Engineers Answer
The annual Grace Hopper event for women in computing is billed not as a conference, but as a "celebration." So when TechCrunch TV headed to Minneapolis this past week to cover Hopper 2013, we thought ...
06:12 am GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Behind South Korea's Big $65M Mobile Gaming Merger
They’ve been rivals for more than 10 years. Both Com2uS and Gamevil have battled for the local South Korean gaming market through the era of candy-bar phones until today. But in a new twist this...
05:09 am GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch BranchOut Launches Talk.co To Expand From Networking Into A WhatsApp For The Workplace
BranchOut's professional network cratered when Facebook muted its virality. Today the $49 million-funded startup is hedging its bets with the launch of Talk.co, a mobile-first web, iOS, and Android me...
04:08 am GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Announces Azure For US Government, Satya Nadella Dodges The CEO Question
At the San Francisco offices of Yammer, Microsoft's Satya Nadella today announced a new instance of its Azure cloud product built for U.S. government customers.The product, formally called "Windows Az...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Airbnb's Brian Chesky And Sequoia's Alfred Lin On The Importance Of Culture And Core Values To A Business
Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky and Sequoia Capital partner, Airbnb board member, and former Zappos COO Alfred Lin joined us in the TechCrunch TV studio for a special three-part series on how Chesky an...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch DG Acquires Republic Project, A Google Ventures-Backed Ad Startup, For $1.4M
Publicly traded ad management and distribution company Digital Generation, better known as DG, is announcing that it has acquired ad startup Republic Project for $1.4 million in cash, with additional ...
02:14 am GMT - Tue, October 8, 2013
Techcrunch Those Giant Fox News Touchscreens Are Microsoft Perceptive Pixel Displays Running Windows 8
Huge iPads or tiny journalists? That’s the question that many are askingafter Fox News released a video detailing a new set that includes a number of analysts sat before massive touch interfaces...
11:35 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Forkly, The Foodspotting Competitor From Brightkite Founders, Is Looking For A New Home
Forkly, a Foodspotting competitor launched back 2010, is shutting down. Well, sort of – it will remain open for six to eight months, and maybe more, while looking for a new home, we’re tol...
11:31 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Google Glass Gets Transit Directions So You Can Get Your $1,500 Head Computer Stolen On The Bus
Today, Google Glass gets transit directions via the new XE10 update, as long as you’ve paired it with an Android phone. Previously, the head computer would give you directions to nearby location...
11:29 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Google Glass Gets Transit Directions So You Can Get Your $1,500 Head Computer Stolen On The Bus
Today, Google Glass gets transit directions via the new XE10 update, as long as you’ve paired it with an Android phone. Previously, the head computer would give you directions to nearby location...
11:19 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch After Buying Wibiya For $45M, Conduit Is Discontinuing The Website Social Toolbar Service
Less than a month after browser-toolbar and mobile startup Conduit merged with Perion to take its place on Nasdaq, the company is making another change to its business. Today it announced that it will...
11:19 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch After Buying Wibiya For $45M, Conduit Discontinues Product As It Shifts Away From Toolbars
Less than a month after browser-toolbar and mobile startup Conduit merged its Client Connect division with Perion, the company is making another change to its business. Conduithas announced that it wi...
11:02 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Engagement Platform Appoxee Grabs $1.8 Million As It Heads To The U.S.
With mobile publishers moving away from paid apps and toward in-app purchases in order to monetize on mobile, there's an increased need to generate more revenue out of existing install bases. That's a...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Tablo BookMaker Takes The Complexity Out Of EBook Publishing
Getting a book published used to require something called "an agent" who talked to a "publishing house" who, in turn, hired a "printer" to make a "hardback" or "paperback" version of your words. Tablo...
10:46 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch A Netflix iOS Bug That Breaks Output Via Apple HDMI AV Adapters Will Be Fixed
The latest Neftlix update for iOS 7 finally added full AirPlay support to the app, something that many probably assumed it already had. But it also appears to have broken the feature which allowed it ...
10:46 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix iOS Bug That Breaks Output Via Apple HDMI AV Adapters Will Be Fixed
The latest Neftlix update for iOS 7 finally added full AirPlay support to the app, something that many probably assumed it already had. But it also appears to have broken the feature which allowed it ...
10:44 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Sparkcentral Picks Up $4.5 Million To Build Its Vision Of Social Customer Service
TwitSpark announced today that it has raised a $4.5 million Series A round of funding, and changed its name to Sparkcentral. The company's vision is the integration of social customer service into the...
10:31 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch FiLIP, A Smartwatch For Kids, Will Be Home For The Holidays
Just in time for frenzied family trips to the mall i.e. the holiday season wearable tech maker Filip Technologies is preparing to take its first product to market, a GPS and mobile-enabled watch tha...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch FiLIP, A Smartwatch For Kids, Will Be Home For The Holidays
Just in time for frenzied family trips to the mall i.e. the holiday season wearable tech maker Filip Technologies is preparing to take its first product to market, a GPS and mobile-enabled watch tha...
09:47 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Verbase Is A Search Startup Using No Ads' To Lure Users To Fire Its Crowdsourced Engines
Hong Kong based startup Verbase -- currently billing itself as "a search engine with clean and pure results" -- reckons it has a chance to inch into the search market by offering something different t...
09:39 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch The Internet Costs 30% Of Monthly Wages In Some Nations. Google Wants To Help.
Internet access is astonishingly expensive in some parts of the world. The International Telecommunications Union estimates that fixed broadband costs 30 percent of the average monthly wage within the...
09:29 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Fox News And Its Big-Ass Touchscreens
And in this week's episode of absolutely bizarre behavior from Fox News, we bring you BATS, officially known as big area touchscreens.The media outlet responsible for bringing fair and balanced news i...
09:18 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch The NSA Oversight Farce
This weekend we learned that President Barack Obama's NSA surveillance panel, built at least in theory to vet our intelligence activities and weigh their performance against the right of privacy, went...
09:01 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Angel-Backed Companies Are Taking Longer To Close Their First Venture Rounds
There are more angel-backed companies in the US than ever trying to capitalize on a favorable economic market for startups. In 2012, more than 1,500 startups received a round of angel funding. As thes...
08:44 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Adblock Plus Reveals Numbers Behind Ad Whitelisting Program For The First Time
There was a bit of a user uproar when it came to light that browser advertising blocking service Adblock Plus was actually providing some advertisers, like Google, the opportunity to show some ads des...
08:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Square Expands To Larger San Francisco Headquarters, New Offices In NYC And Waterloo, Canada
Tonight Jack Dorsey hosted a roundtable at Columbia University about Square to weigh in on recent developments in smartphone tech, New York as a suitable spot for startup growth, and (of course) the f...
08:43 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Exiles Is Building Online Communities For Uprooted Sports Fans
Exiles is hoping to build the online home for sports fans who aren't rooting for the local team. The company hasn't gotten much press in the 18 months since it launched, but according to co-founder an...
08:27 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Forms Alliance With Facebook, LivingSocial And Others To Promote Card-Linked Offers, Starts Test In Seattle
Microsoft quietly shut down its U.S.-only daily deals aggregator Bing Deals earlier this year and relaunched it as Bing Offers in April, but things got rather quiet around the service since. Today, ho...
08:25 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Was Samsung's Galaxy Gear Spot Inspired By Apple's iPhone Hello'?
Over the weekend, Samsung began airing a series of spots about the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, mostly as an introduction to the product. There was a simple spot with a series of futuristic wrist-based gad...
08:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch After Socialbakers, Now Brandwatch Also Hires Big To Build Out Analytics Platform
Last week Socialbakers, a social analytics startup which has raised $8m so far hired its first chief marketing officer Neil Morgan, who recently left an EMEA VP position at Adobe. And it now seems to...
08:08 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch After Socialbakers, Brandwatch Also Hires Big To Build Out Analytics Platform
It seems to be the season for hires for social analytics startups.Last week, Socialbakers, a social analytics startup that has raised $8 million so far, hired its first chief marketing officer, Neil M...
07:48 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Telecast Pivots To Give YouTube Superfans A Better Viewing Experience
Telecast, the video curation service born out of betaworks, has today pivoted into a fan-centric video service that gives hardcore YouTube viewers a way to connect with their favorite creators. Accord...
07:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch The Instagram Diet
The food porn that currently occupies a good portion of your Instagram feed could be turning you off from the types of foods you're observing, according to a recent study out of BYU that was published...
06:24 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch As Feds Fumble With Bitcoin The Internet Trolls The FBI's Private Wallet
Bitcoin is at once anonymous and completely public. You can follow transactions through the system in real time notice and see where large buys have taken place or, in this case, large transfers. See,...
06:24 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch As Feds Fumble With Bitcoin, The Internet Trolls The FBI's Private Wallet
Bitcoin is at once anonymous and completely public. You can follow transactions through the system in real time and see where large buys have taken place or, in this case, large transfers. See, after ...
06:17 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Stock Photos Site Fotolia Launches Fotolia Instant, An App For Selling Your Smartphone Photos
Online microstock photos marketplaceFotolia, a Shutterstock rival now based out of New York, is today making another move on mobile with the launch of an app that allows users to earn money from their...
05:53 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Disconnect Search, Built By Ex-Google And Ex-NSA Engineers, Lets You Use Google, Bing And Yahoo Without Tracking
Started as a side project by then-Googler Brian Kennish back in 2010 to cut out ad tracking during a person’s Facebook browsing session, Disconnect has gone on to raise funding (twice), expand t...
05:40 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Why Do You Need Peer? Because LinkedIn Clearly Lacks A Video Chat Service
Is video chat the future of business networking? It is if you talk to the folks at Peer. They've created a service that syncs with LinkedIn to offer professionals a more face-to-face way to communicat...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Analyst: Both iPhone 5s And 5c Outselling The Samsung Galaxy S4 At AT&T And Sprint
Apple's new iPhone strategy appears to be paying healthy dividends for the company, according to a new research note from analyst firm Canaccord Genuity. The iPhone 5s is outselling the older Samsung ...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Cloud-Based, Non-Techie Data Wrangling App Silk Launches Its First Paid Product For Teams, Gets An Extra $1.6M From NEA
Since Silk first came out of stealth mode in 2011, there have been 300,000 interactive pages created on itscloud-based, web data-crunching platform designed for non-technical "knowledge workers". Taki...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Silk, A Cloud-Based App To Visualize Data, Launches Its First Paid Product For Teams, Gets Another $1.6M From NEA
Since Silk first came out of stealth mode in 2011, there have been 300,000 interactive pages created on itscloud-based, web data-crunching platform designed for non-technical "knowledge workers". Taki...
04:42 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch ITU: 6.8B Mobile Subs By End Of 2013, Nearly As Many People As There Are On Earth; 2.7B Internet Connections
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN agency that oversees IT and communications development, today released its latest annual report charting how well we are doing as a planet in ge...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch 2013 iMac Review: Apple's All-In-One Benefits Big From Improved Processor, Graphics
The new iMac Apple introduced without much fanfare a couple of weeks ago is an evolutionary upgrade, retaining the slimline design it debuted with last year's pre-holiday refresh, and introducing some...
03:57 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Baidu Appoints Founder Of NetDragon, One Of China's Top Online Gaming And Mobile Developers, To Its Board
Baidu, China's leading search engine, announced today that it has appointed Liu Dejian, the founder, chairman and executive director of NetDragon, an online gaming and mobile developer, to its Board o...
02:26 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Messaging App Line Bags 10M Users In India, Readies Bollywood Marketing Push
Mobile messaging app Line, which has been on a marketing push in India, has added 10 million Indian users to its registered users count in around three months, as it prepares to kick off a Bollywood a...
12:49 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch NTT Docomo Finally Gets The iPhone, But Subscribers Still Flee Due To Low Stock
Japanese carrier NTT Docomo has revealed that it experienced a record monthly drop in subscribers for September, which is somewhat surprising given that the company was the lone remaining major Japane...
12:25 pm GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Numerify's Stealth Mode Status Poses A Paradox For The Cloud Analytics Company
Last week, Numerify, announced it had raised $8 million in an oversubscribed Series A round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. They also received funding from a number of prominent angel investors, i...
11:01 am GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt Europe
On October 26th, TechCrunch Disrupt hits Europe for the first time and we’re excited to announce the full agenda. The event spans four days, featuring industry titans, noted thought leaders and ...
10:41 am GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch TextTeaser Lets Developers Integrate Text Summarization Into Their Apps And Sites
TextTeaser is a service that creates tl;dr (too long; didnt read) summaries for lengthly online articles. Available as a Web service and API on Mashape, TextTeaser's developers also want to turn it in...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Nielsen Preps Its Twitter TV Report, While Facebook Extends Data Partnership To Foreign Networks
Nielsen is set to publish its first report with TV rankings based on data from Twitter. The report, which comes out on Monday according to the Wall Street Journal, will look at the number of tweets ab...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch There's Life Left In Delicious Yet
For a long time, the web-based social bookmarking service Delicious was a poster child for the Web 2.0 movement. It was open, collaborative and full of the tags and user-generated content that made VC...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: The Unfulfilled Promise Of Videogames
Growing up in the age of computers and technology we can almost taste the promise of videogames. We don't just like to play videogames, we like to imagine what they might be and how they might influen...
03:30 am GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch LG's New Nexus Phone Gets Detailed In Leaked Service Manual
Theres been no shortage of leaks that claim to show off Googles next Nexus smartphone (including this not-so-subtle nod from Google itself) over the past weeks and months, but we may have just hit the...
03:29 am GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch In Russia, Olympics Watch You
The ever-curious Russian government is reportedly going to monitor "all communications" during the Winter 2014 Olympics. A Guardian newspaper investigation found authorities are hard-wiring the game's...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Seedrs Lets Armchair Investors Take A Punt On WebStart Bristol's First Incubator Cohort
If the premise of equity-based crowdfunding is to enable a greater range of individuals to take a punt on a startup, while oiling the wheels of investment overall, then a natural evolution of the mode...
02:20 am GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch The Already Abysmal NSA Surveillance Panel Is Now On Hold Due To The Government Shutdown
Under-promise, and then under-under-deliver is the name of this game. The panel to vet the NSA set up by the President, and nurtured by currentDirector of National Intelligence James Clapper, is now o...
02:08 am GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Meet Piena, A Hassle-Free Baby Formula Maker Developed By Two Ex-Samsung Engineers
Any parent who has used powder formula to feed your baby knows that measuring the formula, making sure the water is clean and at room temperature, and mixing the formula and water is a challenging tas...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Airport Car Rental Service Silvercar Is Headed To LAX In November
Silvercar continues to expand its tech-focused airport car rental service into new markets, and in a few weeks will be making its biggest debut yet. According to an email sent to customers late last w...
12:59 am GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Glass Theft Auto: Google Glass Hack Beams Grand Theft Auto's GPS Straight To Your Eye
You know, it's been a while since I've written up some some clever Google Glass hack simply because it was awesome. Lets fix that.Looking to test the concept of using Glass as a second screen, Android...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, October 7, 2013
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: iPhone 5s
What's there to say? It's the flagship iPhone 5s. To say that it won't be wildly successful would be silly. We already know that Apple sold 9 million units of the iPhone 5s, alongside the more colorfu...
11:29 pm GMT - Sun, October 6, 2013
Techcrunch Why Tech's Hottest Companies Want To Hire More Female Engineers
Judging by the job fair section at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of women in computing held this past week in Minneapolis, it was very clear that all the hottest companies in tech are working as...
11:09 pm GMT - Sun, October 6, 2013
Techcrunch Student Tablet Hardware Melts, Districts Suspends $30 Million Amplify Program On Safety Concerns
An North Carolina school district has suspended the use of 15,000 tablets after reports of multiple hardware issues, including the device’s charger melting at home. Guilford County Superintenden...
11:09 pm GMT - Sun, October 6, 2013
Techcrunch Student Tablet Hardware Melts, District Suspends $30 Million Amplify Program On Safety Concerns
A North Carolina school district has suspended the use of 15,000 tablets after reports of multiple hardware issues, including the device’s charger melting at home. Guilford County Superintendent...
09:59 pm GMT - Sun, October 6, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung's Galaxy Gear Ads Show A Dated Device, Not A Futuristic One
Even Samsung thinks its Galaxy Gear is anachronistic at least if the commercials are to be believed. New ads for the new Samsung Galaxy Gear that popped up on the company's official YouTube page this...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 6, 2013
Techcrunch The Future Of Mobile Taps And On-Demand Services
One of the hottest trends in mobile consumer tech is the idea where one can simply just tap their phone and receive a range of services in the form of on-demand labor. While many services are in this ...
08:29 pm GMT - Sun, October 6, 2013
Techcrunch My Response To Dick Costolo: Twitter Must Lead Silicon Valley On Diversity
Twitter has taken a lot of fire for having an all-male board, almost all-male management team, and all-male investor group. The root of this problem is arrogance and a dont-care attitude. This was exe...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, October 6, 2013
Techcrunch Transactional Big Data Startup ERN Raises Another $1M As It Sets Targets On Asia
In what feels like an ever so slightly protracted seed round, fintech startup ERN has raised a further $1 million in seed funding, bringing the total raised by the London-headquartered company to $5.6...
05:52 pm GMT - Sun, October 6, 2013
Techcrunch PureVPN Hit With A Zero Day Exploit, But CEO Says Email Alleging Data Compromise Was Fake
PureVPN -- one of the VPN tunnelling services that assign new IP addresses to a users' connected devices, useful for those accessing the Internet in firewalled countries or those who want to use servi...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, October 6, 2013
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Twitter's S-1, The Silk Road Shutdown, And The Rumored Amazon Phone
So this is what CrunchWeek is like without adult supervision.Leena Rao and Colleen Taylor, the show's two regular hosts, were both out of town this week, but there was still plenty of news TechCrunch ...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, October 6, 2013
Techcrunch An AngelList Syndicates FAQ For Entrepreneurs
Investors have been talking this past week about AngelList Syndicates and its nuances and potential implications, but mostly as it all relates to investing. Having run two of the first six Syndicates ...
09:27 pm GMT - Sat, October 5, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Quitters And The Unfiltered Feed Problem
At its heart, Twitter is a firehose. Everything you tweet shows up to every one of your followers. It's what makes Twitter feel like the real-time pulse of the world. But it could also be preventing T...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 5, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: IPOed
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor Sure, we talked about the Twitter IPO, about the Bitcoin Bust, about whether Apple is a hardware or software...
08:49 pm GMT - Sat, October 5, 2013
Techcrunch Founder Institute Says It Has Graduated More Than 1,000 Companies
Adeo Ressi, founder of the Founder Institute startup incubator, recently told me that FI has hit a big milestone more than 1,000 (1,003 at the time of our conversation) companies have graduated from ...
07:32 pm GMT - Sat, October 5, 2013
Techcrunch The Potential And Pitfalls Of Twitter's Mobile Business
Twitter has millions of monthly users, growing revenue, brand awareness, a propensity for breaking news, and data ripe for mining. Adding to this, Twitter's main feed allows advertisers and media outl...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, October 5, 2013
Techcrunch Meet The New Serfs, Same As The Old Serfs
Once upon a time there were things called jobs, and they were well understood. People went to work for companies, in offices or in factories. There were exceptions -- artists, aristocrats, entrepeneur...
04:52 pm GMT - Sat, October 5, 2013
Techcrunch Google, SAP, Cisco & Samsung Among Potential Tech Buyers For Some Or All Of BlackBerry, Says Reuters
Google, SAP and Cisco are among a number of technology companies interested in buying up portions -- or all -- of BlackBerry's business, according to Reuters, which cites several sources close to the ...
04:52 am GMT - Sat, October 5, 2013
Techcrunch Filing Says Sleep- And Health-Tracking Startup Lark Is Raising Another $3.6M
Lark, which launched a wearable silent alarm on-stage at TechCrunch's Disrupt conference back in 2010, has raised $3.1 million of an intended $3.6 million round of funding, according to a filing with ...
03:47 am GMT - Sat, October 5, 2013
Techcrunch Inside The Grace Hopper Celebration, Where Thousands Of Women Are United By Tech
"Life changing," "amazing," and "shockingly wonderful" are not often terms that are typically used to describe industry conferences. But that's exactly how people talk about the Grace Hopper Celebrati...
02:53 am GMT - Sat, October 5, 2013
Techcrunch Saps Looking For Twitter Bounce Penny Stock 1,400%, Telegraph Strong Retail Interest In Its IPO
I have all my money under a mattress in fear of a debt ceiling collapse, and people are buying stock because they think an S-1 means the company has started trading.Let's rewind: Twitter has filed to ...
02:11 am GMT - Sat, October 5, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest Files A Trademark Infringement Suit Against Social Travel Startup Pintrips
Pinterest has made a point of discouraging the many social media companies that riff on Pinterest in their own brand names, with some of the more prominent of these going so far as to rebrand their se...
02:11 am GMT - Sat, October 5, 2013
Techcrunch Pinterest Or Pintrips? Pinterest Files A Trademark Infringement Suit Against Travel Planning Startup
Pinterest has made a point of discouraging the many social media companies that riff on Pinterest in their own brand names, with some of the more prominent of these going so far as to rebrand their se...
02:08 am GMT - Sat, October 5, 2013
Techcrunch Skype Will Finally Start Syncing Chat Messages Across Devices
If you use Skype on your phone and desktop, you know how annoying its inability to effectively keep your chat message status in sync between different machines can be. After you start Skype on your ph...
01:45 am GMT - Sat, October 5, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter's M&A Has Ballooned From $52.2M Last Year To Over $417.5M In 2013
When it comes to acquisitions, it's clear that Twitter had been spending more money on acquiring technologies and talent in 2013 than in the past few years.According to the company's recently filed S-...
01:35 am GMT - Sat, October 5, 2013
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Battery Ventures' Brian O'Malley On AngelList Syndicates And The Importance Of A Lead Investor
In this week's episode of Ask A VC, we welcomed Battery Ventures' general partner Brian OMalley into the studio to talk about his perspective on the latest topic du jour, AngelList Syndicates....
11:53 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Elon Musk Details Cause Of Tesla Model S Fire, Says It Would Have Been Worse With Gas
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken to the company blog today to talk about a Tesla Model S fire that caught the attention of the news media this week. Musk says that the fire was caused by a piece of a tra...
11:50 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Deep Web Users Are Ready To Launch Silk Road 2.0
In an interesting post-mortem release by the creators of the defunct anonymous marketplace Atlantis there is information that the former admins and users of the Silk Road are planning to resurrect the...
11:31 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Hands-On With The Kickstarted Bohemian Guitar Company's Oil Can' Guitars
In order to put our money where our hype is we like to take a closer look at Kickstarter products we've talked about on the site. Today we have the Bohemian Guitar Company's "oil can" guitars, a Kicks...
11:12 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs
Welcome to our continuing series featuring videos of robots that will, when they become autonomous, hunt us down and force us to work in the graphene factories of Mars. Below we see Wild Cat, a fully ...
11:05 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch YourMechanic Introduces Pre-Purchase Car Inspections So You Don't Buy A Lemon
Knowing whats wrong with a car before you buy it could save you a lot of headaches down the line, and it could help you negotiate down the price of the vehicle. YourMechanic now wants to make it easie...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The Gadgets Podcast: Silk Road, Instagram Ads, BBM, And The Z30
An anonymous, underground drug trafficking web site Silk Road has been busted and the founder has been arrested, effectively shutting down a $1 billion+ revenue business after two years. And in softer...
10:23 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Vs. Facebook IPO In One Chart
In the near future, anyone with an Internet connection and some lunch money will be able to invest in one of Silicon Valley's hottest tech companies. But after big brotherFacebook's IPO debacle, shoul...
10:06 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch General Assembly Shuts Down Co-Working Space In NYC To Focus On Education
After three years of offering co-working spaces to young startups and entrepreneurs, General Assembly has decided to shut down the co-working brand of its business in 2014, according to multiple sourc...
09:46 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Locca Wants To Stop You Losing Stuff - Or Your Kids - With Its SIM-Packing GPS Trackers
You wait ages for a lost item tracker hardware startup, and then loads and loads pile in at once. Meet Locca, an Austrian startup that has just kicked off a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for a pa...
09:17 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Video Automation Startup IRIS.TV Launches With $1.7M In Funding To Keep You Tuned In Longer
A new startup in Los Angeles called IRIS.TV wants to give video publishers the tools to make streaming video more personalized, and therefore keep viewers hooked for longer. The company is coming to m...
08:52 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch White House's Deputy Tech Advisor Turns To Bartending Amid Shutdown
Here's a novel way to spend some mandatory vacation time: serve your fellow co-workers top-shelf alcohol. The government shutdown has most of Washington's public sector furloughed, so Tom Power -- the...
08:25 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch General Assembly Shuts Down Co-Working Space In NYC To Focus On Education
After three years of offering co-working spaces to young startups and entrepreneurs, General Assembly has decided to shut down the co-working brand of its business in 2014, according to multiple sourc...
08:06 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 10.04.13 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 9am Pacific....
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch iCloud Alternative Loom Raises $1.4 Million Seed Round
A startup calledLoom,which begin its life as the Y Combinator-backed photo-sharing startup Popset,is working to build a better iCloud for both consumers and developers. Currently, the company offers a...
07:28 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Kindred Prints Lets You Create Photo Books From Your Phone, Pay On Subscription
A number of companies today are attempting to bring the photo album to the mobile era, often through apps which let you organize, then print and ship customizable photo books. The latest to attempt to...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch MIT Scientists Create Modular Robot Blocks That Can Self-Assemble & Reconfigure
M-Blocks are reconfigurable, modular robots with no external moving parts, built by research scientists at MIT. The cubes' ability to move results from harnessing the momentum of an internal flywheel ...
07:23 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch MongoDB Raises $150M For NoSQL Database Technology With Salesforce Joining As Investor
MongoDB has raised $150 million from T. Rowe Price Associates with new investors Altimeter Capital and Salesforce.com. Existing investors Intel Capital, NEA, Red Hat and Sequoia Capital also participa...
06:31 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch JamCam App Lets You Use Songs In Your Mobile Videos
Video apps are sprouting up like weeds, but Vine and Instagram still hold the majority share of video creation on mobile. However, there’s one thing that both of these services are lacking: a vo...
04:46 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch HTC Vs. Samsung & The WinDroid Nuclear Option
It's a tale of two very different fortunes in the mobile-making market. HTC has today announced preliminary results for its Q3, recording a net loss of around $101 million on total revenues of $1.6 bi...
03:29 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Coin Debuts Arduino-Based Bluetooth Low Energy Development Kit With iBeacons Potential
San Francisco-based startup Coin may not have launched yet, but it has created a hardware platform that others can use to build their own products in the process of developing its own. Today, Coin ann...
02:31 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch WeLend Brings Online Social Lending To Hong Kong
Founded by WeLab, a finance startup, WeLend is the first social lending platform based in Hong Kong. Since launching in early July, WeLab says it has received US$4 million in loan applications. ...
12:43 pm GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Reportedly Looking To Put Windows Phone On Android Devices, Starting With HTC
Microsoft has reached out to HTC to see if the company would be interested in adding Windows as a second OS to its Android handsets, a new report by Bloomberg claims. It isn't clear exactly how the tw...
10:53 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Hey! You! Come Build Something Amazing At The Very First Disrupt Europe Hackathon
In just a few weeks, were bringing TechCrunch Disrupt to Europe for the very first time and with it, one of our big ol Hackathons.If you live in Europe and have never had the chance to build at one o...
08:41 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Indian Streaming Music Dhingana Claims 9 Million Monthly Unique Visitors As It Hones Its Competitive Strategy
Indian streaming music service Dhinganasays it now has 9 million unique visitors per month from around the world. As music streaming services around the world face down the international expansion of ...
08:41 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Indian Streaming Music Dhingana Claims 9 Million Monthly Unique Users As It Hones Its Competitive Strategy
Indian streaming music service Dhinganasays it now has 9 million unique users per month from around the world. As music streaming services around the world face down the international expansion of Spo...
08:20 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Cotap Launches Mobile Messaging Service For The Business World
Cotap, a startup thatstrivesto be the GroupMe of the business world, has launched its mobilemessaging service designed for corporate customers.The service, available as an iPh...
06:00 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch How Many Of Twitter's 218 Million Users Are Just Blind-Tweeting From Other Apps?
Being a communication backbone of the web has its pluses and minuses. Twitter gets lots of content syndicated from other sites, but those contributors don't necessarily visit Twitter or see its ads. T...
05:49 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Has Been Making 80 Cents In Ad Revenue For Every Thousand Timeline Views'
If you're reading Twitter's S-1 filing to see where the business stands as it prepares to go public (hey, that's what everyone's doing at TechCrunch), you may noticed a number that comes up repeatedly...
05:07 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Lyft Is Expanding Its Ride-Sharing Service To Silicon Valley
Ride-sharing startup Lyft has been on a mission to make its mobile ride app available in various markets around the country, recently launching service in places like Dallas, Indianapolis, and St. Pau...
04:11 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Oscar, The New York Health Startup Looking To Revolutionize Insurance, Launches
Oscar, the New York-based startup from Thrive Capital’s Josh Kushner, has finally launched. Their debut comes as the U.S. government unveils new health insurance exchanges where consumers can pi...
02:55 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter's Accumulated Deficit Is $418.6 Million And That Figure Is About To Get Much Bigger
It costs a lot of money to build a business of Twitter’s scale. The company raised $1.16 billion prior to its planned initial public offering, which could total $1 billion itself. Here’s a...
02:12 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter's International Revenue Is Skyrocketing, But The Company Is Worried About Sina Weibo And Line
Twitter’s international revenue is up massively year over year, with the company earning more in the first half of 2013 from outside the United States than it did in all of 2012. Twitter’s...
02:01 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch The Twitter IPO By The Numbers
Here are some accumulated statistics from our scouring of the Twitter IPO filing for your perusal. The overall numbers show a company with good but slowing growth in users, solid revenue in mobile but...
01:58 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Dell May Have A Winner With Its Windows-Powered Venue 8 Pro
The most pleasant surprise to come out of Dell's press conference the other day wasn't its line of new laptops or the silly Android tablets it's trying to foist on weary consumers. To my utter shock i...
01:40 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch After Silk Road
The Internet routes around damage. With the fall of the Silk Road there comes the inevitable expectation that the underbelly of the Internet is somehow cut and something important has been removed lik...
01:33 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Evan Williams, Rizvi/Sacca, Spark Capital, USV, Benchmark, DST Among Twitter's Largest Shareholders
As expected Twitter's S-1 was just released, which states that the company is looking to raises as much as $1 billion in a public offering. As with every S-1 filing, the company reports its majority s...
01:33 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Rizvi/Sacca, Evan Williams, Spark Capital, USV, Benchmark, DST Among Twitter's Largest Shareholders
As expected Twitter's S-1 was just released, which states that the company is looking to raises as much as $1 billion in a public offering. As with every S-1 filing, the company reports which individu...
01:31 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch In Twitter's IPO Filing, The Letter To Shareholders Is Fittingly Concise
Everyone's going crazy as Twitter just made the S-1 filing for its IPO public. One of the standard parts of the S-1 is a letter from the CEO to shareholders, where they lay out their vision for the co...
01:30 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TechCrunch Droidcast: Dude, No One's Getting A Dell Venue Tablet
Dell had an event this week, which is in itself noteworthy regardless of what they launch, but it turns out there were Android tablets there! We talk about those for a while, as well as the Elliptic L...
01:21 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Mobile Twitter: 164MPlus (75%) Access From Handheld Devices Monthly, 65% Of Ad Sales Come From Mobile
Twitter started on mobile, and that's where the service is going. In the S-1 form that the company filed today for its public offering, Twitter called mobile the "primary driver of our business." It s...
01:09 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Twitter Files For $1 Billion IPO, Will List As TWTR
Twitter has just filed for its long-anticipated IPO. The company is looking to raise $1B in this initial offering, which is set to mint many millionaires among shareholders and founders like Ev Willia...
12:53 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Why Did Apple Buy Cue? Because Google Now Eats Siri's Lunch
Apple has acquired the ‘smart assistant’ company Cue, for over $40M. Why? Because Google is absolutely murdering Apple when it comes to the utility of Google Now. Apple is likely to use th...
12:52 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Adobe Gets Hacked, Product Source Code And Data For 2.9M Customers Likely Accessed
Uh oh Adobe has just disclosed that one of their servers has been hacked.While their investigations are still ongoing, Adobe has shared a few details on what they believe could have been accessed and...
12:39 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Shumway, Mozilla's HTML5-Based Flash Player Replacement, Lands In Firefox Nightly
Shumway, Mozilla’s technology experiment to build an efficient, web-native renderer for Flash files, has now landed in the latest Firefox Nightly builds. The idea behind this project which is s...
12:12 am GMT - Fri, October 4, 2013
Techcrunch Instagram To Start Showing In-Feed Video And Image Ads To US Users
Well here it is, Instagram is getting ads and it’s starting with users in the US. In a blog post today, Instagram says that users in the country are going to start seeing video and image ads. In...
11:57 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Top Italian Investors Talk About Their Country's Fledgling Startup Scene
Mauro Del Rio founded Buongiorno, sold it to NTT DoCoMo for $300 million cash in 2012, and is still responsible for one of the most successful Italian exits ever. Fausto Boni, a world traveler to say ...
11:46 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Google Gives Android Developers Improved Analytics To Track Users' Acquisition And Engagement Data
Google has long allowed mobile developers to use Google Analytics to track their apps' performance. Today, it's making it a bit easier to get insights into an app's user acquisition and engagement by ...
11:38 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Buys Cue For Over $40M, To Compete With Google Now
Personal assistant app Cue has been acquired, we've confirmed with a person who should know. The app has sold for between $40 million to $60 million, we're hearing from two sources, including TechCrun...
11:38 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Buys Cue For Over $40M To Compete With Google Now
Personal assistant app Cue has been acquired, we've confirmed with a person who should know. The app has sold for between $40 million to $60 million, we're hearing from two sources, including TechCrun...
11:31 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch In Another Strike Against The Competition, Uber Lowers UberX Prices In San Diego, LA, And DC
In an effort to stamp out competition, Uber is getting more aggressive with the pricing of its low-cost transportation service UberX. In a series of blog posts today, Uber announced that it has lowere...
10:31 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Chrome 31 Beta Adds Developer Features For Easier Web Payments, Full-Screen Mobile Web Apps & More
Google today launched the latest beta version of Chrome for desktop and mobile. While there aren't all that many features in this release that users will immediately notice, there are quite a few new ...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Europe Podcast: Google Is The Bad Guy, TechStars Invades London, Memoto Becomes Narrative
Welcome back to another episode of the most European tech podcast around. This week, we talk about Google’s tendency to be the bad guy in Europe. It has some issues with France’s CNIL arou...
09:59 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Adds Content From Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr And Instagram On Its Home Lock Screen To Drive More Users
In September, when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about the progress of Facebook's Home Android launcher at TC Disrupt, he mentioned that users would soon start to see content from Instagram and o...
09:59 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Adds Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr And Instagram Content To Its Home Lock Screen To Drive More Users
In September, when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about the progress of Facebook's Home Android launcher at TC Disrupt, he mentioned that users would soon start to see content from Instagram and o...
09:16 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Zim Is A 3D Printer For The No Mess, No Fuss' Mainstream
Zim is a 3D printer, currently seeking crowdbacking on Kickstarter, that doesn't look like it wants to extrude plastic all over your settee. Other mainstream consumer concessions include "plug & p...
09:16 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Zim Is A 3D Printer For The No Muss, No Fuss' Mainstream
Zim is a 3D printer, currently seeking crowdbacking on Kickstarter, that doesn't look like it wants to extrude plastic all over your settee. Other mainstream consumer concessions include "plug & p...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch CDN Provider EdgeCast Gets Into The DNS Market With Launch Of EdgeCast Route
CDN provider EdgeCast wants to get into the global DNS market, and is doing so with the launch of a product called EdgeCast Route. The new DNS offering will rely on the company's global IP infrastruct...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch A Chinese Mobile Startup With Global Reach: Android-Based Go Launcher Touches 80M Monthly Actives
As I’ve written about before, while the Chinese startup scene is sometimes criticized for producing copycats of Western businesses, there are emerging entrepreneurs building software products wi...
08:10 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch This Is My Jam Team Spins Out From The Echo Nest To Build The Song Graph'
Back in January, it was rumored that hip social music site This Is My Jam might be moving out from under the wing of music data company The Echo Nest, which had incubated the site as a side project. I...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Circa Releases Version 2 For iOS And Android, Adds Breaking News Notifications
Mobile news startup Circa is releasing a new version of its app with an updated interface for discovering and following news, with a big focus on breaking news. The app will allow users to get push no...
07:54 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch MyTime's Amazing App Lets You Book Haircuts, MassagesAny Appointment
There's a rare breed of app like Uber, Pocket, and Venmo that make life so much easier, it's hard to remember how things worked before. That's how I feel about MyTime. It helps you discover nearby bus...
07:36 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Lavabit Founder Details Government Surveillance Of Secure Email While Documents Disclose Epic Trolling Of Feds
Ladar Levison, founder of secure email provider Lavabit, has posted a Facebook message detailing his current situation in regards to the shutdown of the service. I simply couldnt operate Lavabit while...
07:31 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Explains How He Built A Web Empire
You don't need to be a cut-throat jerk to be successful in the business of capitalism. Alexis Ohanian doesn't stand out in a room; other than being tall enough to play NBA defense, he's usually the un...
07:07 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Sunrise 2.0 Brings iCloud Calendar Support To Its 250,000 Users
iOS calendar app Sunrise just received a major 2.0 update. Like many iOS apps, the release brings a new design optimized for iOS 7. It doesn’t look anything like the previous version. Gone is th...
07:06 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Pakistan's Sindh Province To Ban Skype, Viber For 3 Months Over Terrorist Usage, Demanding More Data Access
Pakistan is known for a long-standing ban on YouTube and occasional blocks of sites like Facebook and Twitter. Today, the government in one large part of the country said that it was planning to block...
06:56 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Airbnb Says It Will Work With NYC To Collect Occupancy Tax And Clean Up Its Service
In a blog post this morning, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky laid out some of the things that the company is willing to do to get into the good graces of regulators and lawmakers in the New Yor...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Secure SMS App TigerText Goes Freemium, Adds New Features
TigerText, the secure SMS platform aimed at the enterprise, is today reshaping the business model. Rather than having one free, consumer-facing version of the app and an enterprise-level, paid version...
06:37 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Gartner Estimates Home 3D Printer Shipments Will Grow 49% This Year
While I'm wary of analyst reports that offer exact figures, Gartner expects 56,507 sub-$10,000 3D printers to ship in 2013, a 49 percent jump over last year. They also expect 98,065 units sold in 2014...
06:34 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Brent Hoberman, Christophe Maire And Reshma Sohoni To Speak At Disrupt Europe In Berlin
Are you ready? TechCrunch Disrupt Europe is coming to Berlin in late October (26-29), featuring some of the biggest names and hottest startups in Silicon Valley alongside those in the European scene. ...
06:19 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch IBM Acquires Xtify, A Mobile Messaging Company
IBM has announced the acquisition of Xtifty, a provider of mobile messaging tools that allows push notifications to reach customers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.The company's platform leverag...
05:44 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch With An Eye On Revenue, Snapchat Experiments With A Click-To-Buy Button
Snapchat founder and CEO Evan Spiegel has kept quiet about how Stories, the app's new 24-hour timeline play, might turn into a monetization route. However, the team has partnered up with a number of b...
05:36 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Raleigh-Based Team Aims To Make Shoes That Will Last You For LYF
Aly and Beth Khalifa have a vision: to "establish the new cutting edge of sustainability." They're doing it by creating products that can be easily broken down, repaired, or recycled and they're start...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Domino Magazine Re-Launches As A Digital, Shoppable Publication
For home decor junkies, 2009 was a dark year, marking the shuttering of CondNast’s shelter magazine, Domino, after four years in circulation. Today the magazine rises from the dead. There are a ...
05:11 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Quixey Raises $50M From Alibaba & Others To Build The Search Engine For The Mobile Era
Mobile app search engine Quixey, which has built a search engine to tackle app discovery by allowing consumers to find apps by searching for the kind of functionality they're looking for, has closed a...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Tulip Raises $2.4M from SoftTech VC And Others To Provide Connected Online, Mobile And In-Store Software And Hardware To Retailers
Tulip Retail, which develops an end to end technology platform for in-store and online sales for retailers, has raised $2.4 million in funding led by SoftTechVC with Founder Collective, BoxGroup, Lere...
04:33 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Chrome For iOS Bug Shows Private Browsing Search History In Google Mobile Search Bar
A new update for Chrome for iOS adds iOS 7 support, but there's also a big flaw as discovered by UK development and design firm Parallax. It turns out that when you use the search/address bar in Incog...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Tablets Becoming Must-Have Device For Kids Of All Ages, Ofcom Research Finds
Research by U.K. telecoms regulator Ofcom has found that growing numbers of younger kids, especially, are turning to tablets to watch videos, play games and access the Internet. But tablet usage among...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch With $3M In New Funding, Memoto Lifelogging Startup Rebrands To Narrative To Go Global
Swedish startup Memoto did well on Kickstarter well enough to earn the company 11 times its funding goal, or $550,000 to drive the creation of its lifelogging camera. The small camera is designed to ...
03:33 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Netskope Comes Out Of Stealth With $21M From SocialPlusCapital And Lightspeed And A Dream Team Of Enterprise Vets
The double rise of cloud-based services and consumerization have been two of the biggest developments in enterprise IT, but they have also led to one of the biggest conundrums: IT managers and CIOs wh...
03:33 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Netskope Comes Out Of Stealth With $21M From SocialPlusCapital And Lightspeed And A Cloud Platform To Manage Enterpise Apps
The double rise of cloud-based services and consumerization have been two of the biggest developments in enterprise IT, but they have also led to one of the biggest conundrums: IT managers and CIOs wh...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Pursway Raises $7.2M To Help Marketers Find Social Influencers
Influencer marketing company Pursway is announcing that it has raised $7.2 million in Series B funding.Pursway says that it takes a unique approach to helping businesses reach the people most likely t...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Koality Closes Its $1.8 Million Seed Round From FF Angel And Others
Shortly after taking the stage at Disrupt SF, development startup Koality just announced that it has closed its seed round. The $1.8 million round was led by FF Angel‘s Peter Thiel. Other angels...
03:08 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Goldee Does Dynamic Lighting For Philips Hue, Banks On A Future Where Light Isn't Static
A brand new app called Goldee launches today, offering Phlips Hue users a new way to use their connected lighting system. The app provides dynamic "light scenes" which use artist-sourced photos as the...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Kleiner Perkins Adds Year-Long Product Manager Track To Design And Engineering Fellows Program
For the past two years, Kleiner Perkins has operated a summer fellowship program to place top engineering and design talent from colleges at the firms portfolio companies. Today, the firm is expanding...
12:52 pm GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Snapchat Gets Its Own Timeline With Snapchat Stories, 24-Hour Photo & Video Tales
A new update for Snapchat that just rolled out adds an option to create Snapchat Stories, a new type of sharing for the temporary social network which allows users to build chains of shared content th...
10:45 am GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Siri 2.0? Skyphrase Wants To Make Data More Accessible With Natural Language, Starting With Analytics & Fantasy Sports
With an increasing number of commercial applications relying on its technology, natural language processing (NLP) has started to come into its own of late. After years of research and experimentation,...
09:32 am GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Cue, The Startup Formerly Known As Greplin, Shuts Down Its App
Cue, the personal assistant app that grew out of a promising search product, has shut down. The company left a brief note on their main page today, shown below. Cue is Shutting Down We appreciate all ...
08:37 am GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Quantopian, A Community Of Quants, Picks Up $6.7M From Khosla, Spark
Quantopian, a community where around 11,000 or so quants collaborate on algorithmic trading strategies, has raised $6.7 million from Khosla Ventures and Spark Capital. The new round brings the company...
06:56 am GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Penn Jillette Turns To FundAnything To Become A Bad Guy
Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller fame is about as nice as they come. And he's super sick of it. So he wrote a movie called "Director's Cut" in which he will no longer be the hero.His role is so bad,...
05:40 am GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Veteran Travel Search Engine Skyscanner Lands One Of Largest Sequoia Investments To Date At $800M Valuation
In travel search, most young people’s memories don’t extend much further back than Kayak, which began appearing, circa 2004. Though its name may be slightly less familiar among American tr...
05:22 am GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch You've Got Until Sunday To Apply For San Francisco's Entrepreneurship In Residence Program
Last month, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced an entrepreneurship-in-residence program for startups solving public sector problems. Now there's an actual application deadline and that deadline (thi...
04:02 am GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Amazon's Smartphones Detailed: Project Smith' 3D Flagship Model And A Value Handset With FireOS
Amazon is in the process of developing two smartphones, one inexpensive model and one with a 3D eye-tracking interface, TechCrunch has learned. The details are somewhat sparse, but are corroborated by...
03:50 am GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Sen. Feinstein Claims The NSA Does Collect Phone Call Location Information, Contradicting The NSA
Today Senator Feinstein stated that the NSA phone metadata program that collects records on the telephone calls of American citizens includes location information. Previously, head of the NSA, General...
03:09 am GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Piano Hero Concept Video Makes Me Want To Try To Learn The Piano For The 500th Time
Take a piano. Strap a projector above it. Build a Guitar Hero-esque interface that shows upcoming notes, and project it down onto the top surface and keys. What do you get?The piano instructor of the ...
03:06 am GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Google Acquires YC-Backed Flutter, A Gesture Recognition Technology Startup
Google's Glass, Android and other products may soon be picking up more Kinect-style gesture features: the company has bought Flutter, a Y Combinator-backed startup that focuses on gesture recognition ...
03:06 am GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Google Acquires YC-Backed Flutter, A Gesture Recognition Technology Startup, For Around $40M
Google's Glass, Android and other products may soon be picking up more Kinect-style gesture features: the company has bought Flutter, a Y Combinator-backed startup that focuses on gesture recognition ...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Piano Hero Concept Video Makes Me Want To Try To Learn The Piano For The 500th Time
Take a piano. Strap a projector above it. Build a Guitar Hero-esque interface that shows upcoming notes, and project it down onto the top surface and keys. What do you get?The piano instructor of the ...
02:40 am GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch How Microsoft Built The Cameras In The Upcoming Kinect
Earlier this week I traveled to Microsoft’s Mountain View campus to play with the company’s new Kinect sensor. While there I met with a few of the team’s engineers to discuss how the...
02:18 am GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Dell Tries To Crack The Android Tablet Code (Again) With The Venue 7 & 8
Dell rounded up a slew of journalists in New York today to show off a new number of new gadgets -- including some shiny new XPS notebooks and convertibles -- but the company is finally making good on ...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch TC Cribs: ModCloth, Where Playing Dress-Up Is All In A Day's Work
It's not often that visiting a tech startup makes you want to amp up your wardrobe. But that's exactly the feeling you get when you step inside the headquarters of ModCloth, the San Francisco-based co...
12:51 am GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Tesla Takes A Breather Passing $184/Share Due To Outstanding Convertible Debt, Warrants
Tesla has been on a tear in 2013, showing its first quarterly profit, raising $1 billion in cash, paying off its government loan, and enjoying a more than 400% gain in its share price year to date. To...
12:50 am GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook And Cisco Let Brick-&-Mortars Demand Customers Check-In To Get Wi-Fi
Restaurants, hotels, and other businesses are spending a lot to provide customers with free Wi-Fi. Today Facebook and Cisco roll out a way to help them recoup their costs by asking users to check-in t...
12:21 am GMT - Thu, October 3, 2013
Techcrunch Gay Gets Better (And More Targeted): Say Hello To The Next Generation Of Grindr
Boys who prefer kissing other boys will be glad to know that Grindr, the location-based hookup app focused on gay men, has today released a huge update with a handful of new features and a brand new l...
11:32 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch RadiumOne Finalizes IPO Plan As It Hits ~$100M In AdTech Revenue
RadiumOne is completing selection of which bankers will underwrite its IPO, which it plans to secretly file for soon, according to a source close to its Wall Street negotiations. The advertising tech ...
10:50 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Court Docs Reveal Alleged Silk Road Founder's Murder Plot
For two and a half years, Silk Road was the Deep Web’s worst keep secret. The underground site was infamous for drug trafficking, gun running and murder for hire – a veritable rogues galle...
10:50 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Court Docs Reveal Reputed Silk Road Founder's Alleged Murder-For-Hire Plot
For two and a half years, Silk Road was the Deep Web’s worst keep secret. The underground site was infamous for drug trafficking, gun running and murder for hire – a veritable rogues galle...
10:12 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch LinkedIn's Mobile Update Telegraphs Its Interest In Endorsement Data
LinkedIn has updated itsiPhone app with the ability to create endorsements for your connections right from your smartphone or tablet. The move demonstrates how important LinkedIn feels that this endor...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch CardFlight, The Stripe For Real-World Payments, Has Raised $1.6 Million From ff Venture Capital
CardFlight was founded to enable any developer to create his or her own branded app and take in-person credit card payments from it. To accomplish this, it's raised $1.6 million in funding as it moves...
09:51 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Bitcoin Falls 15% Following FBI's Silk Road Seizure
Bitcoin is taking it on the nose following the FBI seizure of Silk Road, a popular – and partially hidden – marketplace for drugs and other items generally outside the orbit of the law. As...
09:28 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Bing Adds Pinterest Collections To Image Search
Bing announced today that it has integrated Pinterest data into its image search capability. Noting that computer sorting is a powerful tool, but that individuals can also effectively curate, Bing has...
09:21 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Vessel's A/B Testing Platform For Mobile Launches Out Of Closed Beta
Vessel, a new A/B testing platform for iOS and Android apps, is launching its service out of closed beta today after testing it with 10 million users, including prominent clients such as RunKeeper and...
09:10 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Gilt Founder Kevin Ryan's New Startup Zola Wants To Reinvent The Wedding Registry
We've been wondering what stealthy startup Gilt, AlleyCorp and 10Gen founder Kevin Ryan has been working on after he revealed that he was expanding his empire a few months ago at Disrupt New York. We'...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Postmaster's Shipping API Now Helps Retailers Pack Their Boxes Smarter, Adds Free Tier
Postmaster, the Austin-based shipping API startup that helps its users send and track FedEx, UPS and USPS shipments, announced a number of new features and a new pricing model today that will make the...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Online Attorney Marketplace UpCounsel Raises $1.5 Million, Opens Its Patent Practice To All
UpCounsel has spent the last year building out its marketplace to provide its clients with affordable legal services. After serving more than 1,000 startups and small businesses, the company has raise...
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch GoDaddy Buys Ronin, Makes More Inroads Into Accounting Services For Small Businesses
Another week, and another acquisition for GoDaddy: the domain registration and hosting company today is announcing that it has bought Ronin, a company that specializes in online invoicing services -- ...
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch GoDaddy Buys Ronin, Makes Inroads Into Accounting Services For Small Businesses
Another week, and another acquisition for GoDaddy: the domain registration and hosting company today is announcing that it has bought Ronin, a company that specializes in online invoicing services -- ...
08:51 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Video Interviewing Platform HireVue Grabs $25 Million From Sequoia For Deeper Push Into HR
When digital recruiting platform HireVue got its start nine years ago, the company actually shipped webcams to job candidates, allowing them to interview for long-distance jobs online. Though today, v...
08:38 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch NSA Experimented With Cell Phone Location Tracking Program
The National Security Agency experimented with a cell phone location tracking program in 2010, but eventually shelved the idea. Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, declassified the progr...
08:08 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch The Circle' Author Dave Eggers Denies Reading Facebook Memoir That He's Accused Of Plagiarizing
One of the weirder things to come out of all the discussion around Dave Eggers' upcoming novel The Circle (which focuses on life at a fictional tech company) has been the accusation by Kate Losse that...
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Split Lives Up To Its Name, Creates Cheap Earbud Headphones With Absolutely No Cords
Even wireless earbuds have wires, let's be honest they have to, in order to link one earbud to the other. It's been an impossible barrier to cross in headphone design, with some exceptions that gener...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Runnable Wants To Become The YouTube Of Code
For many developers, Googling code snippets is just part of their everyday routines. Those snippets, however, are spread all over the web. The co-founders behind Runnable, which is launching today, sa...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Google's Social Sign-In Growth Slows In Q3
Janrain, the popular user-management and social login provider, announced its latest social login trends report today. It looks like Google's recent advances in getting people to use its social login ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch 500 Startups Confirms $44 Million Second Fund, Plans To Invest In 200 Startups Over The Next Year
It's hard to believe, but it's been just three years since 500 Startups started making investments in early-stage companies. But in that time, the firm has put money in at least 500 companies, and it ...
07:50 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch FBI Seize Deep Web Black Market Silk Road, Arrest Owner
The feds have caught up to the Silk Road. The underground website long known for drug trafficking was seized by the FBI who also arrested the owner on three criminal counts. Prosecutors charged Ross W...
07:50 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch FBI Seizes Deep Web Black Market Silk Road, Arrests Owner
The feds have caught up to the Silk Road. The underground website long known for drug trafficking was seized by the FBI who also arrested the owner on three criminal counts. New York State prosecutors...
07:34 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Flea Market App Stuffle Raises Seven-Figure Cash And Media For Equity Funding
Flea market-style mobile apps are both a dime-a-dozen and refreshingly straight-forward. Upload a photo of the item for sale, write a description, set a price, and wait for nearby interested buyers to...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch As Its Ecosystem Expands, Box Taps Google Health Founder To Lead The Cloud-Based Transformation Of Healthcare
Over the last year, Box has been ramping up its efforts to bring its cloud storage platform into new verticals. That began in April, when the seven-year-old cloud services company began making a major...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch As Its Partner Ecosystem Expands, Box Taps Google Health Founder To Lead Its Cloud-Based Assault On Healthcare
Over the last year, Box has been ramping up its efforts to bring its cloud storage platform into new verticals. That began in April, when the seven-year-old cloud services company began making a major...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Lucidpress Launches Web-Based Design And Publishing App For Print And Online
Lucid Software, the company behind the popular Lucidchart online flow chart and diagramming service, announced a new product in its lineup today. Lucidpress, as the name indicates, is a web-based publ...
06:42 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch It's Over For Paid Apps, With A Few Exceptions
Is it over for paid mobile apps? That's the general thinking these days, as the App Stores fill up with "good enough" alternatives to paid apps, while major publishers game the charts with free offeri...
06:22 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Madefire Raises $5.2M, True Ventures-Led Round As It Tries To Reinvent Digital Comics
"Motion books" platform Madefire is announcing that it has raised $5.2 million in Series A funding.Madefire's motion books are essentially comics that have been enhanced with animation, music, and sou...
05:49 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch What #Music's Failures Teach Us About Twitter's #TV Future
Twitter #Music hasn’t exactly shaken the firmament of the musical landscape. After releasing the admittedly gorgeous app on the iOS App Store early this year, it has drifted down the charts and ...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Lista, A Used Goods Marketplace, Raises $9M To Attack Mobile
In addition to the free goods that can be purchased on the peer-to-peer marketplace, Listia has been working to make itself an even more compelling shopping destination with the launch of a rewards st...
05:40 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Listia, A Used Goods Marketplace, Raises $9M To Attack Mobile
In addition to the free goods that can be purchased on the peer-to-peer marketplace, Listia has been working to make itself an even more compelling shopping destination with the launch of a rewards st...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch HTC Moves To Tweak The HTC One Ahead Of Possible U.S. Import Ban
Things could get even worse for HTC if the battered smartphone maker doesn't move quickly. The WSJ is reporting that following a preliminary U.S. court win by Nokia, HTC is facing possible import ban ...
05:14 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Russian Mobile-First Banking Startup, RocketBank, Nabs $2M From Runa Capital
Another startup seeking to shake up the banking market with a convenient, mobile-first approach has just bagged $2 million in seed funding from Runa Capital. Russia's RocketBank launched its service i...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Is Bitcoin The New Euro?
Originally dubbed 'the single currency,' the euro has been around for a decade and in the work for two decades. At the time, it was something revolutionary, a bold initiative that could have failed mu...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Evite Makes The Move To Printed Invites With Launch Of Evite Ink
Evite, a brand known for its digital invitations and other social planning resources since its founding in 1998, is announcing a new product today which will allow consumers to send out printed paper ...
04:50 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch As Robot Mannequins Fail To Scale, Virtual Fitting Room Fits.me Thinks It's Found The Answer
Today Estonian virtual fitting room startup Fits.me is announcing two new "innovations" that it thinks goes even further to solving the scaling problem of any try-on-before-you-buy solution, both from...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Bezos Finally Closes Sale On The Washington Post
In the same way you or I would close on a nice little bungalow in an up-and-coming part of town, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has just privately closed on the Washington Post, the newspaper equivalent of a n...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch iPad Mini With Retina Display To Be In Short Supply At Launch, Reuters Reports
Apple is rumored to be planning the rollout of new iPads in time for the holidays, and there are a couple different models potentially in the pipeline, including an iPad mini with a high-resolution Re...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Monsanto Acquires Weather Big Data Company Climate Corporation For $1.1B
Good morning everyone. Today’s big acquisition, a huge agritech exit: Bio tech company Monsanto has bought Climate Corporation for approximately $1.1 billion. While the Monsanto press release sa...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Monsanto Buys Weather Big Data Company Climate Corporation For Around $1.1B
Good morning everyone. Today’s big acquisition, a huge agritech exit: Bio tech company Monsanto has bought Climate Corporation for approximately $1.1 billion. While the Monsanto press release sa...
03:48 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch With The HDX, Amazon Turns The Kindle Into A Multimedia Powerhouse
Meet the new Kindle, which is (almost) the same as the old Kindle. Amazon has been building LCD tablets - called Kindle Fires - for a mere 24 months and they've far surpassed the first clunky Fire wit...
03:29 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Quri, A Retail Intelligence Platform Using Mobile Crowdworkers, Scores $10 Million From Matrix & Others
A company tapping into the power of a distributed mobile workforce is Quri, a retailer analytics and intelligence company whose software has been adopted by half of the top twenty-five CPG (consumer p...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Staples Buys Personalization Startup Runa To Square Up To Amazon In Office Supplies
Staples is today announcing an acquisition of San Mateo-based Runa, a specialist in e-commerce personalization technology -- one of a series of recent moves the company has been making to compete bett...
02:59 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Elliptic Labs Launches Android SDK For Its Ultrasound-Powered Mid-Air Gesture Tech - Phones With Touchless' UI Landing In 2H 2014
Elliptic Labs, a startup that uses ultrasound technology to enable touchless, gesture-based interfaces, has finally pushed its tech into smartphones. It's been demoing this at the CEATEC conference th...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Football App Releases New Social Version After Hitting 10M Downloads
Back in May Berlin-based The Football App - a popular mobile football app amongst European fans - raised its first institutional funding a 10 million Series A from a syndicate led by Earlybird Ventur...
01:44 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Estonian Startup Weekdone Takes The Pain Out Of Team Management And Those Pesky PPP Reports
Weekdone is an Estonian startup backed by Ahti Heinla, founding engineer of Skype, and former investors and executives of leading Russian social network Odnoklassniki. The web and newly released iOS a...
12:38 pm GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch The Much-Hyped 3D Printer Market Is Entering A New Growth Phase, Says Gartner
3D printing remains a nascent market, despite high levels of hype around the technology's potential. The latter may be a little overblown but there's no doubting the technology's trajectory. Enter ana...
11:13 am GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Wrike Raises $10M In Funding For Service That Helps The Work Get Done
Since its start seven years ago,Wrike has been entirely bootstrapped. It has built a project management SaaS company that has helped it win clients such as headset maker Beats and Ecco, a well known-s...
10:30 am GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Amidst Obamacare's Marketplace Madness, The YEC Wants To Help Startups Take The Hassle Out Of Health Insurance
Amid partisan shenanigans, a government shutdown and much squabbling, The White House launched a new website today that will eventually allow Americans to compare the price of health insurance plans &...
09:40 am GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Telogis Raises $93M From Kleiner Perkins In Pre-IPO Round To Extend Location Intelligence SaaS Platform For New Mobile Workforce
Telogis has raised $93 million from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to deepen its location-based services platform for operations that have large mobile workforces. The funding will further help ...
08:03 am GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Says Small Fraction Of iMessage Users Having Issues And It's Working On A Fix
Over the last few days, we’ve been hearing reports of people having issues with iMessages, on both the receiving and sending ends. The complaints have grown in volume and frequency and we began ...
05:10 am GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Net Power & Light Launches Spin, A Fun, Tactile Video Chat App For iOS
I don't think I've ever had a great video chat experience on my smartphone or tablet. Until now, I assumed that's just because I'm super-awkward, but the team behind a startup called Net Power & L...
04:42 am GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Three Top Microsoft Investors Allegedly Want To Boot Gates From The Company's Board
According to Reuters, three of Microsoft's top 20 investors are making noise that Microsoft remove its founder and former CEO Bill Gates from its board of directors. Gates is currently chairman of Mic...
04:42 am GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Three Top Microsoft Investors Allegedly Want Bill Gates To Step Down As Chairman
According to Reuters, three of Microsoft's top 20 investors are making noise that Microsoft remove its founder and former CEO Bill Gates from its board of directors. Gates is currently chairman of Mic...
04:10 am GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Disrupt Alum Monsieur Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Its Robo-Bartender
If the prevailing wisdom of years past were any indication, we should have been up to our necks in sassy, autonomous robot servants a decade ago. While I wait for someone to develop a Rosie to cater t...
03:59 am GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Senior Facebook, Netflix Scientist Joins Identified To Help It Fix Professional Search, Take On LinkedIn
This summer, Identified pulled back the curtain on a new artificial intelligence technology, called "SYMAN," which it developed to help organize and clean the swaths of unstructured professional data ...
03:40 am GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Has 10% Of All Corporate Cash? Not Really
Does Apple have 10% of all corporate cash reserves? No, which is contrary to a headline or two you might have seen floating around. However, if you count all Apple cash, both foreign and domestic, and...
02:48 am GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Yiftee Opens API To Give Developers Option Of In-App Gifting
Yiftee, the service for sending local gifts to friends, has opened its "GiftUp" API with the hope that developers will incorporate its gift-giving capabilities into their own apps. Yiftee is banking o...
02:48 am GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Yiftee Opens API To Give Developers The Option Of In-App Gifting
Yiftee, the service for sending local gifts to friends, has opened its "GiftUp" API with the hope that developers will incorporate its gift-giving capabilities into their own apps. Yiftee is banking o...
02:16 am GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch The Artist Formerly Known As BlackBerry Now Approved For NATO Deployment
BlackBerry announcedtoday that its Enterprise Service and BlackBerry 10 handsets have been approved by theNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization to handle classified messaging up to the level of "Restrict...
02:03 am GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch With 37M Users And Revenues At $34M, DIY Website Creation Platform Wix Files For $100M IPO On The NYSE
Capitalizing on the maturing Web and growing demand for DIY creation and publishing tools, the Israel and U.S.-based company has grown to 400 strong, raised $60 million from investors and built a user...
12:51 am GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch Yahoo To Acquire Sports-Centric Mobile Developer Hitpost
Yahoo is set to acquire Hitpost, the maker of a handful of sports-centric mobile apps, to beef up its own sports offerings on iOS and Android, say sources familiar with the deal. The company's team of...
12:30 am GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch US Angel Investing This Year Likely Won't Pass 2012 Levels
Angel investing in the US this year looks like it’s falling back towards 2011 levels, after a record 2012. Meanwhile, there are more Series A rounds than ever, based on our latest CrunchBase dat...
12:29 am GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch littleBits' Exploration Kits Will Make You Think Differently About Building Hardware
Whole worlds have been built out of LEGO and K'Nex and Meccano and a seemingly endless supply of childhood wonder, but the world is changing and so too are our toys. That's where an ambitious New York...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, October 2, 2013
Techcrunch New Calls To Action In Facebook's Mobile App Ads Can Help Publishers Reconnect With Users
The purpose of Facebook's Mobile App Ads seems pretty clear they're supposed to drive installations, right? Well, in a new blog post, the company says its ads can now help with what comes afterward, ...
11:18 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Be Still My Beating Heart, This Might Be Logitech's Gamepad For The iPhone
A leaked image of what appears to be Logitech’s gamepad for the iPhone has hit the Twitter wire today, via the @evleaks account. The account has been known to reliably tweet images of upcoming p...
11:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch The Best From Glenn Greenwald's AMA: The British Gov Lied, The NSA's Vision, And What's Coming Next
Today Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald took to Reddit to answer questions from that community regarding the NSA, Edward Snowden, and his current work breaking news concerning both.That is a taste. ...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On Why MessageMe Might Be The Future Of Real-Time Communications
Ali Rosenthal joined Facebook back in early 2006, when it was a 50 person startup with 4 million users and she quit at the end of 2011 when it employed 3,500 people and was closing in on a billion use...
10:43 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Battery Ventures' Brian O'Malley
This week on TechCrunch TV's Ask a VC show, we have Battery Ventures partner Brian O'Malley in the studio. As you may remember, you can submit questions for our guests either in the comments or here a...
10:25 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Internet Explorer 6 Market Share Finally Falls Under 5%
The Internet Explorer 6 death watch continues, but the end is near. Microsoft's ancient browser may still haunt web developers' nightmares, but according to the latest data from Net Applications, its ...
10:11 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Windows 8 Passes 8% Market Share, But Windows 7 Grows Faster In September
Windows 8 picked up 0.61 percent market share in September to end the month at 8.02 percent, crossing the eight percent threshold for the first time according to Net Applications. In the same timefram...
10:01 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch In Italy, Uber Launches Free WiFi In Cars With WiMan
Uber, the company that makes hailing a car and paying for it as easy as dropping a pin on a smartphone, has recently launched a new feature that brings another level of luxury and service to the exper...
09:53 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Galaxy Note 3 Benchmark Boosts Miss The Point That No One Cares About Benchmarks
Samsung is being called out by the highly respected and thorough Ars Technica for apparently "artificially" boosting the Galaxy Note 3's performance specifically when it comes to benchmark testing. T...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Obama: iPhones Have Glitches Just Like Healthcare.gov Has Glitches. Deal.
President Obama just invoked Apple’s imperfect operating system launch to the massive glitches plaguing the new government healthcare price comparison websites. Responding to the government shut...
09:48 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Icahn's $150B Apple Gambit Could Transform The Management Of Cash-Rich Tech Giants
Having amassed a nearly $2 billion stake in Apple, Icahn recently had dinner with the company's CEO Tim Cook. His pitch: A $150 billion buyback. The pair are set to discuss the idea more in a few week...
09:02 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Reesio Raises $1 MillionPlus For Its Real Estate Software Platform
San Francisco-based real estate startup Reesio is announcing today that it has closed on $1.096 million in new funding for its transaction management software for real estate agents. Investors include...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Chukong Rides China's Android Wave To 14X Its Gaming Revenue Year-Over-Year
With a tidal wave of Android devices finally supporting real revenues for app developers in mainland China, the biggest domestic mobile game makers are scaling up quickly. Chukong, the parent company ...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Exec Drops Prices For Its Home Cleaning Service By 25 Percent
Exec says that it's dropping prices for its home cleaning service in all nine markets by 25 percent.Founder and CEO Justin Kan told me that customers will still get a fixed quote for the entire cleani...
08:48 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Obamacare Websites Failing Amid Government Shutdown
The U.S. government is a complete mess. Congress could not even perform its basic constitutional duty to fund the government and had to shut down most of the public system. Amid the partisan spectacle...
08:48 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch My Government Is A Complete Mess: Obamacare Websites Failing Amid Government Shutdown
The U.S. government is a complete mess. Congress could not even perform its basic constitutional duty to fund the government and had to shut down most of the public system. Amid the partisan spectacle...
08:04 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Quirky, The New York-Based Invention Machine, Brings On Doreen Lorenzo As President To Build Out Product Categories
In an effort to scale its product development capacity, Quirky, the creation funnel for crowd sourced invention ideas, has hired as president Doreen Lorenzo, formerly the president of design consultan...
08:03 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Payments Startup Cover Launches Out Of Beta To Let New Yorkers (Legally) Dine And Dash
Though hopefully none of us have ever pulled the old dine and dash, we've probably all thought about getting up and walking out on a restaurant check before. Today, restaurant bill-focused payments st...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Mounza's App Connects Students To On-Campus Recruiting Events
Sharran Deora said it took a lot of hustle to get his first job out of school. “I went to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I didn’t have the right connections,” said Deora, who was ...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Google Chrome Redesign & New Tab Page Rolls Out To All
If you thought you were safe from the Chrome browser redesign and updated "New Tab" page, parts of which Google previously killed off this spring before it hit the Stable channel, think again. Last we...
07:24 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Music App-Maker Smule Finally Embraces The Web With Social Network Smule Nation
Smule has launched a number of popular, music-themed mobile apps, including Sing! Karaoke, Guitar, Ocarina, Magic Piano, and I Am T-Pain. Now it's turning its website into a social network that it cal...
07:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Amidst Backlash From Solo Sellers, Etsy Changes Policies To Allow For Additional Staff And Manufacturing Support, Outsourced Shipping And More
Etsy is making a major change to its policies today, allowing sellers to hire as many people as they need to run their businesses and to partner with outside manufacturers to produce their goods. Whil...
07:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Etsy Unveils Major Policy Changes Amid Backlash From Solo Sellers
Etsy is making a major change to its policies today, allowing sellers to hire as many people as they need to run their businesses and to partner with outside manufacturers to produce their goods. Whil...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch RelayRides Ends Hourly Rentals And Device Support To Focus On Long-Term Peer-To-Peer Car Rentals
Peer-to-peer car rental marketplace RelayRides is moving to end support for hourly rentals, due to lackluster growth in that side of its business. It will also stop supporting devices that had been in...
06:44 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch FreedomPop Takes Aim At Carriers With Its New, Free Phone Plan
Is your cell phone bill too expensive? So is mine. Wireless data startup FreedomPop has been trying to tackle that little financial truth for the better part of two years now, and it's finally ready ...
06:42 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Calling Hardware Startups, Compete In Hardware Battlefield For $50,000
Gadgets, gizmos and things are hot. With the rise of crowdfunding and easier paths to manufacturing, there are more gadgeteers than ever before. And we're looking for some of the best hardware startup...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Redpoint Adds More Investment Talent; Nabs Former Twitter Platform Director Ryan Sarver As Partner
On the heels of closing its fifth $400 million fund, VC firm Redpoint is making some major hires in the partnership. The Silicon Valley firm is bringing on Twitter's former Director of Platform, Ryan ...
05:53 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Watch Startup Bathys Creates An Atomic Clock For Your Wrist
While this watch may look goofy as all get-out, rest assured it holds an important spot in the history of timekeeping. It is one of the first "atomic" clocks that is accurate to a second every thousan...
05:53 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Michael Dell, Silver Lake Get The Green Light From Regulators On $24.9B Plan To Take Dell Private
The government may now be in shutdown mode, but not before it gave the go-ahead to Dell to go private. The embattled PC company today announcedthat it has received all necessary regulatory clearance f...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Oxygen Accelerator Names The Nine Startups Starting Its London-Based Bootcamp Today
The U.K.-based Oxygen Accelerator, now relocated from its former home of Birmingham to Tech City's Campus London, has announced its first cohort of startups since the move down south. Nine startups ma...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch These TechBikers Just Built 6 Libraries After Cycling From Paris To London
Last year a bunch of European tech startup founders got on their bikes and raised money for charity. This weekend just gone the TechBikers - 70 founders/techies - once again achieved their 200 mile, 3...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch These TechBikers Just Built 16 Libraries After Cycling From Paris To London
Last year a bunch of European tech startup founders got on their bikes and raised money for charity. This weekend just gone the TechBikers - 70 founders/techies - once again achieved their 200 mile, 3...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Interlude Lets You, The Viewer, Decide The Outcome Of A Video With Treehouse Launch
If you have a human, emotional heart, chances are you’ve felt an intense longing to change the outcome of a movie or TV show. When Ned Stark is up on that platform, with King Joffrey ordering hi...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch With HarperCollins Deal, Scribd Unveils Its Bid To Become The Netflix For Books
The latest company making a bid to bring the subscription model to the book world is one that may already be familiar to TechCrunch readers social publishing service Scribd.Scribd first launched in 2...
04:22 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch GoSquared Super-Charges Its API To Take the Real-Time Analytics Fight To Google
Last month Google finally rolled out an invite-only Beta of its real-time API for Analytics that will allow developers to programmatically take action based on the real-time data they get from Googles...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Charity Donation Platform Believe.in Gets A Pinterest-Style Makeover To Be More Flexible
The Pinterestification of the web has claimed another victim. Charity donation platform, Believe.in, is the latest startup to move from a feed-style view on its homepage and user profiles to a tile-ba...
04:12 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch GoPro Releases The Smaller, Faster Hero3Plus Action Camera
Just when you thought GoPros couldn't get any smaller, meet the Hero3+. The new model is 20 percent smaller than its predecessor and packs some much-improved internals, allowing the camera to capture ...
01:59 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Spotify Takes Its Follow Button Outside Its Walled Garden, Lets Fans Follow Musicians And Others From Anywhere
Following the launch of its Play music-playing button last year, today Spotify took one more step outside of its walled garden: it has launched a new Follow button, a widget that can go on any desktop...
01:53 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch SocialSafe Raises Further $1M, Microsoft Life-Log' Researcher Gordon Bell Becomes Investor And Advisor
Microsoft Researcher Gordon Bell has joined SocialSafe as an investor and advisor. Bell is best-known for his pioneering work in 'Life-logging' and has co-authored the book "Total Recall" based on his...
01:18 pm GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Google On The Right Track To Settle Antitrust Concerns In Europe, Says Commissioner
It looks like a settlement is looming in a near-three year long European Union antitrust investigation into Google's search practices. Speaking at a European Parliament event this morning, EU Competit...
11:04 am GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Pitango Closes New $270M Fund Backed By Asian Money To Fuel More Startups Coming Out Of Israel
Another big step forward for Israel's startup scene today. Pitango Venture Capital, the Israel-based investment company behind like Apple-acquired Anobit, Samsung-acquired Boxee and many others, has c...
10:55 am GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch LogEntries Secures $10M Led By Polaris Ventures To Scale Log Management For SMEs
Last year LogEntries secured a $1.1M seed round led by Polaris Venture Partners. Similar to Splunk, which has IPOd, LogEntries collects and analyzes huge quantities of machine-generated log data, help...
10:27 am GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Copper.io Buys Video Platform Pandastream, The Sixth Acquisition For The Cloud Management Startup
Most startups grow by developing apps, services, platforms -- you name it. They find their way andthenthey lose their way. They pivot, find success or they fail.Copper.io, a provider of cloud manageme...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Taking First Steps Into Monetization, Viber Messaging App Announces A Sticker Market
Viber, the app that has promised free messaging and calls to its users since it’s inception, has today announced it’s first step into monetization. As has been the case with competing apps...
05:46 am GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Intel To Buy Security Company Sensory Networks For $20M
Intel has acquired Sensory Networks for $20 million to further extend its security capabilities.Sensory Networks, based in Palo Alto, was founded in 2002 as a hardware company, providing high-perform...
05:39 am GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch In Race With Twitter, Facebook, Like, Fluffs Its Social TV Numbers
On the same day that Twitter and Nielsen are debuting their first TV Ratings report emerging from the two companies' partnership, Facebook is slyly releasing official numbers designed to give its own ...
05:03 am GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Social Analytics Startup Socialbakers Hires Its First CMO, Former Adobe VP Neil Morgan
Socialbakers, a social analytics startup headquartered in Prague, is announcing that it has hired its first chief marketing officer Neil Morgan, who recently left Adobe.The company says it has 190 em...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch SparkLabs Presents Its Second Demo Day In Seoul With Eight Startups
SparkLabs, the accelerator that brings Silicon Valley mentorship to Seoul's young startup ecosystem, presented its second Demo Day presented. ...
04:53 am GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Bang With Friends To Change Names After Trademark Settlement With Zynga
Bang With Friends’ catchy name unfortunately is getting tossed after the startup reached a settlement with Zynga. The social gaming company had accused the casual sex app of infringing on its &#...
04:14 am GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Not Verified? Here's The Twitter View From Where I'm Sitting
So you aren’t verified on Twitter. Don’t worry. There is still time — unlike for Congress to fund the government. But I digress. Anyway, what you might not have known is that if you ...
03:55 am GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Salesforce Is A Platform Company. Period.
You can bet what would have happened if Salesforce.com had not focused on becoming more of a platform company than a CRM provider. It would have faced a market with more modern CRM vendors, putting it...
03:14 am GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch With Weak Back-To-School Sales, The PC Market Is Now Microsoft's To Save
Splat. That's the sound the PC market just made. According toSterne Agee analyst Vijay Rakesh, back-to-school computer sales were "virtually absent." Put in other words: The traditional September bump...
01:20 am GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch To Put Its Listening Rooms On More Platforms, Soundrop Picks Up $3.4M Led By Spotify Investor Northzone
Norwegian startup Soundrop first made its name as an app on Spotify, tapping into the streaming platform's catalog to create real-time group listening rooms that were popular places for Spotify users ...
01:13 am GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Need To Print Teeny-Weenie Things? The LumiFold Has You Covered
I never thought I'd see the day when someone would find a reason to build a wee tiny foldable 3D printer that can make things about as big as a few matchboxes. This printer, called the LumiFold, is a ...
01:10 am GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Google Analytics For Android Gets Card-Based UI, New Visualizations And Improved Real-Time Reporting
If it’s a Google product and it’s on mobile, it’s getting a card-based user interface. The latest product to get this treatment is Google Analytics for Android. With today’s up...
12:53 am GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Syncsort Acquires Circle Computer Group As Companies Struggle To Get Data Off Ancient Mainframes
Syncsortis acquiring Circle Computer Group, a software maker that allows organizations to make data securely available for analytics on platforms such as Apache Hadoop. The terms of the deal were not ...
12:48 am GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch With Launch of iOS App, 99dresses Goes Mobile-Only For Dress Swapping Goodness
99dresses, the Y Combinator-backed startup that gives women the ability to hit "refresh" on their wardrobes as often as they like through clothing swaps, has gone mobile exclusive with the roll out of...
12:46 am GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Dropbox Continues Its One-Click Campaign To Be Your Default Photo Library
If you’ve been watching Dropbox at all over the last couple of years, you’ll be completely unsurprised at a new feature announced today. The apps on Mac have gained the ability to automati...
12:13 am GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Leaked YouTube Video & Tumblr Blog Reveal All About Stealthy Payments Startup Clinkle
Clinkle, a much-hyped mobile payments startup which raised $25 million in funding ahead of having a publicly available product, has been notoriously secretive about its user interface and the details ...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, October 1, 2013
Techcrunch Facebook Starts Rollout Of Graph Search For Posts, Comments, Check-Ins To Reveal The Past And Present
What's everyone saying about Breaking Bad? What about just my friends? What do my old photo comments say about me? A trillion posts full of this info start getting unlocked today as Facebook begins ro...
11:14 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch TechCrunch Is Coming Your Way, Boston
As TechCrunch powers through the major tech hubs of the world we've consistently missed Boston. That's about to change. I'm pleased to announce our second Boston meetup on November 13, 2013, at the Es...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Tackk Raises $1.2M For Its Content Creation Tools
Tackk, which offers tools for creating content that combines text, images, audio, and video, is coming out of a beta today and announcing that it has raised $1.2 million in a second round of seed fund...
10:40 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch AngelList Syndicates By The Numbers: 12 Deals, $3.5M Raised, 199 Angels Activated Syndication With $5.6M Committed
This weekend, the Twittersphere and news cycle was dominated with thereactions of a number of VCs and angels to AngelList Syndicates. According to the data we've collected from AngelList,there has bee...
10:11 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Email Is The Godfather Of Native Ads, So TellApart Makes AdStack Its First Acquisition
It's dark days for email marketing. Gmail's new tabbed filters are hiding messages from brands. Email promotions have to be highly personalized in order for opens to equal clicks and conversions. Tell...
10:09 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch DoorDash Raises $2.4M To Improve Food Delivery
DoorDash has raised a $2.4 million round led by Khosla Ventures Keith Rabois and Charles River Ventures Saar Gur.The company, which was in Y Combinators summer 2013 batch, delivers food from 70 restau...
09:52 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Defense.net Ensures All Your Base Are Not Belong To Them
If you’ve ever been on the business end of a denial of service attack, you know the sinking feeling you get when your servers fall to the enemy. Defense.net, a new project by cybersecurity exper...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Extreme Reality, Which Gives Any Webcam Kinect-Like Powers, Opens Its Developer SDK
Extreme Reality, an Israeli startup backed by SV Angel, has been at work for eight years on building motion capture technology. Now they’re opening up the kimono with a platform that can turn an...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Anfacto Lets You Create Single-Purpose Android Devices For The Workplace, Restaurants, Events
While there are plenty of enterprise mobility and device management companies, they may not go deeply enough in controlling the end-user experience for an employee or a customer. Many of these enterpr...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Anfacto Lets You Create Single-Purpose Android Devices For The Workplace, Restaurants And Events
While there are plenty of enterprise mobility and device management companies, they may not go deeply enough in controlling the end-user experience for an employee or a customer. Many of these enterpr...
08:38 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Google Launches Web Designer, A Visual Tool For Building Interactive HTML5 Sites And Ads
Google today announced the launch of Web Designer, a new tool for building interactive HTML5 sites and ads. The company first hinted at this launch in June, but had been quiet about it ever since. Web...
08:29 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Google's BufferBox Expands Its Shipping Kiosk Service For Parcel Pickups To San Francisco
Last year, Google acquired Waterloo-based startup BufferBox, which provides shipping locker service to make it easy to get things delivered reliably even when you're not sure where you'll be when they...
08:29 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Android Ecosystem Finally Putting A Dent In The iPad's Universe, Says ABI Research
Apple is expected to refresh its iPad line-up next month, perhaps pushing the iPhone 5s' Touch ID fingerprint sensor-fuelled home button into a new flagship iPad. But even as Cupertino upgrades the iP...
08:15 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Details SkyDrive's Smart Files Feature, Prepares To Roll Out Bing-Powered OCR Search
One of the more interesting but relatively unknown features of Windows 8.1 is its deep integration with SkyDrive and Microsoft's smart files system for keeping your online and offline storage in sync ...
08:11 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Lineal Timeline Lets You Visualize History (Or The Future) On Your iPad
A new app for iPad called Lineal Timeline launched recently, offering a way to scroll back through historical events from centuries prior, as well as create your own personal timelines using notes and...
07:53 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Foursquare, Twilio, Automattic Among Latest To Join Demand For More Disclosure On US Data Requests
Today or tomorrow, the U.S. Justice Department is expected to file a brief with the FISA Court opposing motions from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook and LinkedIn requesting the right to publish mor...
07:47 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Game-Streaming Platform Twitch Lands $20M Series C Ahead Of Its Xbox One, PS4 Integration
Twitch, a popular video game streaming service, announced today that it has raised a $20 million Series C round led by Thrive Capital. WestSummit Capital participated in the funding, as did, notably, ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch ShopLocket Launches Pre-Order Platform To Help Bridge The Gap Between Crowdfunding And Shipping
There's an increasing opportunity in helping hardware startups bring their products to market, and Toronto ecommerce startup ShopLocket has identified a key area in that process where they might be ab...
06:47 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Obamacare's Online Price Comparison Site
Tomorrow, for the first time, Americans will be able to easily compare health insurance plans. President Obama's signature piece of legislation to overhaul the healthcare system, The Affordable Care A...
06:47 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of Obamacare's Online Price Comparison Site
Tomorrow, for the first time, Americans will be able to easily compare health insurance plans. President Obama's signature piece of legislation to overhaul the healthcare system, The Affordable Care A...
06:44 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch I Believe I Can Fly With This Soon-To-Be Commercially Available Jet Pack
A few things come to mind at the mention of a jet pack.The Jetsons come first, and then this hilarious video, in which Fox 5 News embarrasses itself with a water-propelled jet pack. But what if I told...
06:44 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch This Is A $200K Jet Pack That You Can Buy In Two Years
A few things come to mind at the mention of a jet pack.The Jetsons come first, and then this hilarious video, in which Fox 5 News embarrasses itself with a water-propelled jet pack. But what if I told...
06:39 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch HireArt, A Job Applicant Screening Service Used By Airbnb, Cisco, eBay & Others, Gets More Affordable
Y Combinator-backedHireArt, a job applicant screening service which today touts business customers including Airbnb, Cisco, eBay, Gap, Facebook, General Assembly and others, is today launching a secon...
06:39 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch HireArt, A Job Applicant Screening Service Used By Airbnb, Cisco, eBay & Others, Launches A Lower-Priced Option
Y Combinator-backedHireArt, a job applicant screening service which today touts business customers including Airbnb, Cisco, eBay, Gap, Facebook, General Assembly and others, is today launching a secon...
06:06 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch BlackBerry Claims BBM Is Still Coming To Android And iPhone, But Has Given No Timeline
Amid dire financial results and an oddly-timed smartphone launch, BlackBerry's big BBM for iPhone and Android launch seemed lost in a murky grey purgatory with little chance of escape with each passin...
05:38 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Resisting The Deadpool, Turntable.fm Focuses On Live
In the past year or so, Turntable.fm has gone from a force in the digital music world, with around 420k MAUs in the first two months of its existence and Fred Wilson as a board member, to a near-Dodo ...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Bring Your Hardware To TC Disrupt Hardware Alley In Berlin This October
Sexy Bill wants you! Hardware Alley is my favorite part of Disrupt and we’re bringing the festivities to Berlin on October 29 when 30 lucky hardware companies can show off their wares. It is a c...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Rocket Internet's HelloFresh Says Hello To $7.5M, As The Meal Prep Service Sets Its Eyes On The U.S.
Berlin's Rocket Internet has of late made a big business out of incubating and growing e-commerce startups in emerging markets, far away from the U.S. where the competitive field is much more crowded....
04:58 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch John McAfee Wants To Make A Cheap Gadget For Decentralized Networking, But Occupy.here Already Does
Antivirus creator and eccentric world-roaming rich guy John McAfee has a plan to get around the NSA's snooping with a gadget called the "D-Central," which is essentially a $100 router for building sma...
04:07 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Kantar: With Android Inching Up In Smartphone Sales, Get Set For An iPhone Spike'
With Apple in the middle of its first month of sales of two new iPhone models, the latest figures out from Kantar Worldpanel, a market research division of WPP, indicates that going into September, sa...
03:37 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Google To Be Punished In France For Failing To Pare Back Its Overreaching Privacy Policy
Google is facing sanctions in France after it failed to amend its privacy policy to comply with French data protection law within a timetable set out by the national regulator. The CNIL said Friday it...
03:08 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Varentec Raises $8M From Bill Gates And Khosla To Reinvent Industrial And Utility Power Grid Management
San Jose-based Varentec, a company that builds power management and monitoring solutions for the electric grid, today announced the close of an $8 million Series B round of funding from Bill Gates and...
02:41 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Plenummedia Raises $6.5M To Help SMEs in Spain And LatAm Do Business Online, More Acquisitions Expected
More investment activity from Seaya Ventures, after it participated in OpenTable competitor Restalo's recent $10 million Series B round. This time the Spanish VC is leading a $6.5 million Series B rou...
02:18 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Curated Accessories Startup Boticca Acquires Local French Player, Begins International Expansion
Hot on the heals of its $4M Series A round led-by London-based MMC Ventures, 'curated' accessories market Boticca is gunning to be the 'Fab of accessories', rolling out internationally. It last fundin...
01:51 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Android Remote Application Framework Provides True Multi-Screen Experiences For Mobile
Android doesn't really have an AirPlay equivalent its Miracast and Mirrorlink technologies are similar, but lack the kind of opportunity Apple's tech provides to build second screen experiences that ...
01:41 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Digital Ads Will Be 22% Of All U.S. Ad Spend In 2013, Mobile Ads 3.7%; Total Gobal Ad Spend In 2013 $503B
Global ad spend in 2013 will see steady growth of 3.5% to reach $503 billion by the end of the year, and the amount going into internet advertising will continue to get larger, according to figures ou...
01:41 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Digital Ads Will Be 22% Of All U.S. Ad Spend In 2013, Mobile Ads 3.7%; Total Global Ad Spend In 2013 $503B
Global ad spend in 2013 will see steady growth of 3.5% to reach $503 billion by the end of the year, and the amount going into internet advertising will continue to get larger, according to figures ou...
01:01 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Spike Kickstarter Project Puts Accurate Laser Measurement Hardware Right On Your Smartphone
Smartphones have pretty good cameras, but nowhere near good enough to do the kind of high accuracy measurement work that's required for engineering or remodelling projects. Enter Spike, a new smartpho...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Love Home Swap Raises Further 1M As It Introduces Swap Points', Making It Easier To Time-Share Homes For Vacation
In more follow-on funding, Love Home Swap, the UK-based holiday home exchange marketplace startup, has raised a further 1 million from existing backer MMC Ventures. The company is also introducing a "...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch The Collaborative Power of Berlin-Based ResearchGate
It's not often you come across a founder that measures startup success by winning the Nobel Peace Prize one day. When ResearchGate founder Ijad Madisch said that to Benchmark partner Matt Cohler a few...
10:59 am GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch With Gathr's Custom Bundles, AOL Tries To Build A Subscription Business Beyond Dial-Up
One of the more awkward things about AOL is the fact that its profits are still entirely driven by subscriptions and memberships. Given the subscription busines' roots in dial-up Internet, it's not su...
10:35 am GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Violin Memory Struggles In IPO And Now Faces A Fierce Storage and Enterprise Market
On Friday, Violin Memory's IPO did not exactly go that well. The company priced its IPO at $9 per share but opened at$7.41, 17.7 percent lower than the offering price. It closed trading at $7.02 per s...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Google Fiber Compared To Broadband By Putting A Middle Age Guy In A Bath Robe And Soaking Him With A Firehose
Provo, Utah is getting Google Fiber in the next few months. So how do you explain to the people of this small city north of Salt Lake what that will mean for their Interent service?...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch MLB's iBeacon Experiment May Signal A Whole New Ball Game For Location Tracking
There's been plenty of buzz about iBeacons and Bluetooth Low Energy radios -- they're supposed to do wonders for in-venue positioning, and plenty of companies have already expressed interest in deploy...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch AppSeed Relies On Computer Vision Tech And Your Phone To Speed Up UI Design
Digital designers point your eyes at this neat Kickstarter project which is utilising computer vision tech to speed up the early stages of the design process. The basic idea is to give designers a way...
03:01 am GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Azimo Raises $1M Seed Funding To Take Its Money Transfer Service To Europe
It seems there's still money to be made in money transfers.Azimo, the UK-based social money transfer service that competes with legacy players Western Union and Moneygram, and to a lesser extent, PayP...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch The Upcoming Glass Development Kit Launch Will Finally Allow Google Glass To Live Up To Its Potential
The limited launched of Google Glass earlier this year was greeted with a lot of hype and the inevitable backlash, but one thing this first version of Glass didn't show yet was the full potential of t...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch What Games Are: Steam's Big Bet
With new consoles and microconsoles starting to pop into existence, this week Valve finally revealed its answer: SteamOS. Steam Machines. Steam Controllers. Boom. Its ambitions are not to launch a con...
12:05 am GMT - Mon, September 30, 2013
Techcrunch Video: Every iPhone Ever Gets Speed Tested Side-By-Side
Sure, each new iPhone is faster than the last.. on paper. But how do these speed increases actually translate into day-to-day use? It's one of life's oldest questions; one that scholars and scientists...